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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: 12-19-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Lots of birthdays and a wedding.....9 Fire safety...10 Obituaries...23 Classieds...26 & 27 Job Market...30 Sheriff's Log....2 Driver, 69, charged with felony DUI.....2 Bristol has a new mayor.....3 Commentary.....6 & 7 CLJNews.com WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 50 J OURNAL THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY 50INCLUDES TAX An exuberant Sarah Shuler takes the stage during Blountstown Elementary Schools Jury convicts Meth Mom on 4 counts P AGE 2Dedication set for Mossy Pond Library P AGE 4Animal Planet coming to Bristol P AGE 5 Torreya Park Cracker CabinP AGE 8Of pythons and moronsP AGE 29 Redneck Christmas Parade were joined by their buddy Duke, who makes his way down DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOT OSDear Santa, Im probley not the best kid in town but I think ive been good enough to get some presents.DestinyP AGE 11Dear Santa, I want 1,000 dolers, a shot gun and a pistel. AllenP AGE 11Dear Santa, I want a model car (1980s) mercedies, Samsun galaxy, DS games, pencil holder, Florida Gator hat. MichaelP AGE 20Dear Santa, I want 1,000 dolers, a shot gun and a pistel. AllenP AGE 11

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 Journal EditorA Calhoun County jury returned a guilty verdict last Wednesday against a Clarksville woman charged with making methamphetamine in the presence of her children. The jury was out just 70 minutes before returning with their verdict. Angela Howard, 34, was found guilty of child abuse, possession of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and manufac turing methamphetamine. She is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 9. Assistant State Attorney Gary Pack is asking the judge to send her to prison for 20 years. This was not a case of where adults were just putting poison in their bodies, said Pack. The shake and bake method of making methamphetamine was being done with her two kids present that was the crux of the case. He said that method of cooking meth is dangerous, explaining its very He said Howards testimony showed It didnt bother her that her kids were there. Howards two sons then age nine and 14 were at the mobile home Jan. 10 when deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriffs residence to serve warrants. Deputies heard the sound of people running through the trailer before Howard opened the front door. A smokey haze was coming from a bedroom and there was a strong chemical odor in the home, according to the arrest report. The components of a methamphetamine lab and paraphernalia were in plain view in the home, according to the arrest report. A hotplate and folded piece of burnt tinfoil was found on the bedroom dresser; elsewhere, a variety of materials used in the one pot method of making meth were found including striped lithium batteries, drain opener, several cold compress packs that are used as a source of ammonium nitrate, a 32 ounce bottle of lighter fluid, funnels and empty pseudoephedrine blister packs. An unspecified amount of finished meth was found inside a glass container in the bedroom dresser. Howard took the stand and denied having anything to do with making meth but did admit to smoking methamphetamine four times that day, according to Pack. She told the jury she arrived at the home just ten minutes before deputies got there. Howard and three others were arrested that day. Brandon Keller, of Tallahassee, and Casey Ruis, of Havana, both entered pleas and testified against Howard. Keller was sentenced to serve 18 months. Ruis, who had a prior criminal history, was given 15 years in prison. A fourth person found at the scene identified as Jessica Brown of Tallahassee has eluded law enforcement and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. All were originally arrested on the same charges as Howard. Pack. All have gone to prison because they were manufacturing these drugs in front of their kids. He added, Its toxic. Theyre slowly killing their kids. Any parent found making the drug in the presences of children years, he said. Jury convicts Clarksville Meth Mom on 4 counts Damaged car left behind at accident scene in Bay CountyJordan charged with battery, vehicle theftA Blountstown man was arrested for battery and vehicle theft following an altercation at a Pine Street residence Sunday after he allegedly took off in someone elses vehicle and left it behind after getting in an accident, according to a report from the Calhoun County Gary B. Jordan, 33, was taken into custody as he was trying to leave a residence following a dispute with a 14-year-old girl, according to Deputy Jody Hoagland. The girl stated that Jordan poked her in the face several times during an argument. Jordan told the deputy the teenager was running her mouth. A witness stated the argument was about Jordan taking a vehicle earlier without permission. Earlier that afternoon, Jordan was seen Brigham. in Panama City, and contacted a friend there who drove him back to Blountstown. The Florida Highway Patrol found the car, which had heavy front end damage. Jordans bond was set at $11,000. He is being held in the Calhoun County Jail.CALHOUN COUNTYDecember 11 VOP, CCSO. December 12 domestic battery, CCSO. grand theft auto (Gulf County warrant), CCSO. Eldridge Cross, DUI felony, BPD. December 13 VOP, CCSO. December 14 Jason Newton, violation of injunction, CCSO. December 15 out of county warrant, CCSO. December 16 driving with license suspended or revoked (felony), BPD. December 17 battery, vehicle theft, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYDecember 12 petty theft, LCSO December 13 Angela Howard, holding for CCSO, CCSO. failure to appear (war rant), LCSO. December 16 serving 14 days, sentenced from court, LCSO. holding for CCSO, CCSO. A ccidents Special details Business alarms Residential alarms C omplaints S HER IFFS LOG After driving recklessly and hitting mailbox at businessMarianna man charged A concerned motorist who reported a southbound vehicle traveling recklessly on Hwy. 71 North can be credited with getting an intoxicated driver off the road. Deputy Scotty Norris and scene where a 2013 Nissan that had been seen weaving across the highway struck a mailbox and pulled into the parking lot at Amerigas. The driver, identified as 69-year-old Eldridge Cross steering wheel of the vehicle with the motor still running when the deputy arrived. Cross smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage and he had soiled his pants. A half-empty bottle of Seagrams Extra Dry Gin was found in the passengers seat. After determining that he was unable to perform any having an open container. Breath samples given to determine his level of intoxication resulted in readings of .269 and .284. The legal limit is .08. He was charged with felony DUI and later given a conditional release.

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Yuletide GreetingsOur warmest wishes to you and yours this holiday season. Liberty County CourthouseKathy Brown, Clerk and staff We will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 & Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday Dr. Barry Edewaard17521 MAIN ST. N Blountstown PHONE 674-2020Dr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard, Betty Pitts & Kayla HiresIf our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.Roy LessinGod Sent Us A Savior Happy HolidaysMay you be safe and receive many blessings during these holidays and throughout the year. My family and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Roger Reddick, Liberty County School Board Member, Dist. 5 & Owner, Riverside Cabinets As we spruce up our place for the holiday season we recall the many good friends who have helped to make us feel at ho-ho-home here Merry Christmas and many thanks.We be closed on Christmas dayDECK THE HALLS PHONE 762-3228 Waldorff Ace Hardware25615 North Main Street Altha, FL 32421 A subscription to The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is a great last-minute gift idea! NEW BRISTOL MA YOR T AKES OA TH New City of Bristol Mayor Steve Cutshaw is shown City Council. I was honored to be council vice-chairman and Im just as honored to be mayor, he said, adding, Im looking forward to representing the city. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOMany Christmas traditions are older than some celebrants might think. The tradition of lighting up a Christmas tree, for example, dates back to the days before Christmas lights. Before electricpowered twinkle lights were invented and even before electricity was discovered, people used actual candles to adorn the Christmas tree. As one can imagine, havto a dried-out tree was risky, so it was customary to keep a bucket of water next to the tree in enough, the tinsel used to decorate trees was made from strips of silver and even lead -something that is now known to be a health hazard to adults and children alike. a long way since candles and lead, even now trees that are overly dry and decorated with lights that have frayed wires can just as easily tic tinsel can be a choking hazard for children and pets. One Christmas staple that has lost its status as a safety hazard is the poinsettia plant. It has long been thought that poinsettias are poisonous to people and animals. While there is some toxicity to the plant, it would require the ingestion of hundreds of leaves to get a toxic dose of a Some holiday traditions older than you think

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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 19, 2012Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your community announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,294 Wednesday, December 19 Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Sunday, December 23 Saturday, December 22 Thursday December 20 Friday, December 21TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail TODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Courthouse 7 p.m., Fire House Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty Hospital 6 p.m., Emergency Management Building on Spring St., Bristol Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Winter Wonderland ExpressVeterans Memorial Park 6:30 p.m. 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, HosfordBIRTHDAY Godfrey Pete Peterson BIRTHDAY Angie Davis BIRTHDAYS Kaylee Wheetley Emily Todd Newly remodeled McDonalds opensThe grand opening of the newly remodeled McDonalds in Blountstown is set for Thursday, December 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. The celebration will begin with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by a VIP Reception.Corinth Baptist youth selling Fun Station fun cards for youth campLooking for a great stock stuffer or inexpensive gift for kids of all ages? The youth of Corinth Baptist Church are selling Fun Station fun cards for only $13. Each card includes one game of mini-golf, one game of laser-tag and one go-kart session. But thats not all! You also get 20 tokens to use in the arcade. Now thats a deal for everyone. Please call Jeff Sewell at 4336108 or Beckie Black at 556-4270. This is a fundraiser for church youth camp. Thank you and Merry Christmas!Chickens & turkeys for sale at SettlementThe Panhandle Pioneer Settlement has a number of chickens, roosters and tur keys for sale. Curly Cushion Chickens and roosters are $3 each. Turkeys are $20 each, or two for $35. All proceeds from this sale goes to purchase more feed for the other chickens here at the Settlement in Blountstown. For more information, please call 6742777.Newly-formed Liberty Education Foundation, Inc. seeks volunteersSteve Cutshaw of Bristol is the founder and president of Liberty County Education Foundation, Inc., which has been organized to help area students by providing leadership and assistance in furthering their education. ganization whose mission is the promotion of Liberty County Schools educational services, to promote its objectives, to sponsor and support the arts and athletics, to implement the total program of activities of the Liberty County School Board in appropriate ways and to otherwise assist, aid and advance the activities and services of the school board as it serves the citizens of Florida. One of our main goals will be to provide scholarships to deserving Liberty County graduating students. The foundation will survive solely on donations from individuals, business, grants and other donation avekind in Liberty County and already has assisted with classroom needs and teacher training. We are licensed as a 501c3 with the IRS. The founding members and cur and The foundation wishes to thank Hugh Black, Donnie Read and Ken Hosford for their dedication. Donations can be made at Centenial Bank in Bristol and donations are completely tax deductible. Please contact Steve Cutshaw at 643-4115 if you are interested in volunteering for the foundation or would like more information about our activities. The Calhoun County Commission dedication of the Don Miller Complex and The Mossy Pond Public Library and Community Center will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Thomas Flowers, Calhoun County Commission Chairman Shelton, County Commissioner District three; Ruth Attaway, Calhoun County Clerk of Court and Joe Woods, Public Works Director and Grants Coordinator. Kimbrel, Calhoun County Sheriff; Peggy Howland, Healthy Start Program Manager; Jerry Keiser, Panhandle Public Library Cooperative Administrator and Rita Maupin, Calhoun County Public Library Director. Please join in the celebration. Light refreshments will be available.Dedication ceremony planned for Mossy Pond Library Dec. 20

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the employees atBUY RITE DRUGSWe thank our customers for their patronage in 2012! HOLIDAY HOURS: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CLOSED on Christmas Day The Diamond Corner STOREWIDE SALE Merry Christmas Journal EditorTorreya State Park is home to many unique plants and animals like the Torreya Tree, the Seminole Dusky Salamander. Junior, say they had a close at Torreya. Park. just happen up on the mysterious Sasquatch Hunters, and their com. Planet channel and they are the prospect. Animal Planet coming to Torreya Park to lm segment for Finding Bigfoot THEIR ACCOUNT:Fellow Sasquatch Hunter Glen Pieri wrote up the following account of what the Browns experienced during their visit to Torreya State Park in May 2012: At 6:15 p.m., they arrived at the spot where they park. The two unloaded everything out of the truck and headed down the mile-long trail to the place where they would be camping for the evening. It had just rained, so it was really humid out and everything was wet. About 6:55 p.m. they arrived at the location where they would camp. The plan they had was a simple one; one they usually followed if they were getting to an area late music through the boombox. This may not seem like a good idea but if youre in a remote area where people dont usually camp, this can be a good way to draw the sasquatch in. The night seemed to go by without a peep until 11:00 p.m. Thats when they started hearing the noises. First it started with a knock. Both of them heard it and looked at each other. They quickly wrote it off as nothing and went minutes later they heard another knock. Thats when they started paying closer attention. Shortly after that they started hearing footfalls coming from around the camp. After about 15 minutes of this and two more knocks (one was preceded by a growling/grunting sound), they turned up the radio and got the FLIR thermal camera ready so they could slip out of camp, hoping to catch whatever They headed down the trail with their lights out; Stacy, Sr. running the FLIR [in black heat mode. This allowed Sr. to see the ground better than in white heat While going down the trail, they continued to hear the sounds of something big moving through the brush ahead. After about 20 minutes of walking down the trail they heard something close real close. Thats when Stacy, Sr. saw a black spot on the thermal indicating a living object. He paused and watched it for a minute. When he noticed it peeking out from behind a tree, he started to record. The next 22 seconds would come as a major shock to him. Since the incident, they have been heavily investigating the area, trying to determine the size of the creature and it was completely dark so they had no idea exactly where they were, only the general area they were in. After months of investigation, they teamed up with Cliff Barackman (of Animal Planets Finding Bigfoot program) to help with the investigation. After countless out the size of the creature.

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This piece is about mass murders, not gun owner ship. I own guns. I am one of the million people in Florida with a license to carry a concealed weapon. The mass murder of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is beyond imagination. What could be a more American place than an elementary school for kindergarten to fourth grade children? For the majority of Americans, the Second Amendment right to bear arms along with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech is the corner stone of democracy. Yes, there is more stuff in the Constitution of which few are aware, First and Second Amendments. 1787, James Madison pledged to the Anti-Federalists, the Conservatives of that era, that the Constitution would be amended to accommodate personal rights that are now embodied in the Bill of Rights. Madison relied on the Virginia Declaration of Rights for most of his proposed amendments. The original list contained 16 proposals pared to 12 with Rights that we know today. A bit of historical trivia: The current First Amending number one only after the rejection of the original numbers one and two. According to the Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, The Second Amendment remilitia instead of a detested standing army, and hence, The Second through Fifth Amendments were designed to protect the colonists against foreign armies such as peacetime quartering of army troops in private homes and unreasonable searches by army troops. Unfortunately, for many Americans, the original purpose of the Second Amendment has morphed into the belief that they need to be armed to the teeth to defend themselves against our own federal government. People actually believe that President Obama or someone from the federal government is going to arrive at their house and conThat will never happen. Right or wrong, the Second Amendment is so ingrained in the American psyche that America would have to become a police state like the former Soviet Union The question for all Americans is one of how much of our Second Amendment rights are we willing to give up in order to decrease the number of senseless mass murders like the one that just occurred in Connecticut? number of senseless killings because gun control is one of those volatile issues that can never be totally resolved in a democratic society, particularly a society armed with the potency of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Senseless killings will continue. The question is can some be prevented. In my view, gun control is primarily a state issue. There are already federal gun laws, but enforcement is tepid at best. Like many federal laws, there is no mechanism to provide 100% enforcement. Problem is too big, no money and no people to enforce the law. I think that people have a right to own guns. I own guns. I am one of the million people in Florida with a license to carry a concealed weapon. My work takes me to the outback, and I always have one of my friends with meMr. Beretta or my German buddy because sensible gun control does not prevent people like me from owning handguns and shotguns. Howwould still be in the military. believe them, but the mentally deranged will use the So, in my view, the issue is how to reduce mass murders in America. Are people willing to accept gun control for military style weapons? Are friends and families willing to report people to mental healthcare providers whom they consider a risk to society? tion. The answer is no. They Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 COMMENTARYCORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.The Golden Globe nominations were announced and Lincoln got seven nominations. Finally, a Republican who might win something. JAY LENOThe new movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out. It is almost three hours long. going to save myself some time and just read the book. JIMMY F ALLONFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the recovery. The good news is most Americans will not be affected by this because they had no idea there WAS a recovery. JAY LENOThe DEA says drug smugglers in Mexico are using canons to shoot marijuana over into the U.S. They have three distances far, really far, CRAIG FERGUSONThe Mayan calendar says that on the 21st, the end of the world kind of takes the edge off the DA VID LETTERMAN Lincoln was nominated for best picture, best director, best beard without a mustache, and furriest top hat. JIMMY KIMMELThe U.S. Census Bureau says that by the year 2043, white people will be in the minority in the United States. By that time, the country will be 15 percent black, 31 percent Hispanic, and 1 percent Republican. JAY LENO farewell speeches from retiring senators. Each stopped working years ago. JIMMY F ALLONder two weeks away, and today Santa released 10 years of tax returns. DA VID LETTERMANThe Army has started kicking out overweight that are obese. That shows you how times have changed. Back in the s, you had to go to Canada to stay out of the Army. Now, you just have to JAY LENOThe satellite that North Korea launched last week is apparently unstable, and could collide with several American satellites. Or as North Korea calls that, The point. JIMMY F ALLONBarbara Walters chose General David Petraeus as the most fascinating person of 2012. What a coincidence. So did Paula Broadwell. JAY LENOHBO is planning a new movie similar to Game Change, but based on the 2012 election. The doing anything. JIMMY F ALLONThe nominations for the Golden Globes were announced. If you got a screaming phone call at 4 a.m., you were either nominated for a Golden JIMMY KIMMEL Kanye West performed while wearing a leather people who had to see that. Second Amendment & gun control

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY No party for the T ea PartyWASHINGTON When South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint announced he was stepping down from his Senate seat with four more years to go, he sent a strong signal about the future of the Tea Party, a movement that is about to become a party in search of a party. No one has been a greater advocate for the Tea Party movement from its inception than DeMint and he was one its principal links to the Republican Party. But the Tea Party is a barnacle movement. It cannot stand on its own; it must attach itself to another party and the Republican Party was the only entity offering it a home. But that was before the 2012 elections and the When DeMint says Republicans have lost the argument on making tax cuts permanent for the top two per cent of earners, he speaks from a base of knowledge. He speaks as a leader of a party within a party. He knows its just a matter of time before his two masters the GOP and the Tea Party acknowledge reality and come avoid its worst impact should the impasse continue into the new year. DeMint is leaving the Senate to assume the presidency of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that was created some 30 years ago to inform and assist the Reagan administration. There he will draw a salary of well over a million dollars, many times what he earned as a lawmaker. Still, it is highly unusual for a U.S. senator to give up a seat with so much time left on the clock. It is a commentary on the state of dysfunction on Capitol Hill together with the heightened power of outside groups. In this instance, the Tea Party gets blamed for taking the GOP so far to the right that it lost touch with mainstream America. Republicans anticipated taking control of the U.S. Senate in the November election, and it didnt happen because extremist Tea Party candidates in Indiana and Kentucky torpedoed their partys chances, causing the Republican brand overall to lose credibility with the voters. DeMint read the election results and concluded that ground, but may yet have power as an outside lobbying force. But the Heritage Foundation, highly regarded for its work advancing conservative policies, is taking a risk with DeMint. He is an advocate and an ideologue, and could cost Heritage some of the credibility it has worked hard to build. Call it Tea Party poison. Without DeMint in the Senate, the diminished Tea Party wing of the GOP will now turn to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and incoming Texas freshman Ted Cruz, although it remains to be seen how much longer main stream Republicans will tolerate them and their kind. Meanwhile, if Tea Party obstinacy on tax rates takes us over the cliff, the Bush tax cuts will expire anyway, so what does the Republican Party gain? To paraphrase its goal and forfeits its soul? WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 Merry Christmas from Chris, Stormy and Myah Wise and our staff Joey Wise, Travis Pitts, Sheila Cauley, Renee Ayres and Tonya Rollins. As we celebrate the message of We are honored and blessed to serve people like you! Cracker Cabin opens at park Clerk of Court

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birthdays DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 SYDNEY SHAWSydney Shaw celebrated her 10th birthday Friday, Dec. 14. She is the daughter of Brandy Sandlin and Steve Shaw of Blountstown. Her grandparents are Dee Dee Shaw of Blountstown, Norma and Randy Smith of Orrville, OH and the late Tommy Spence of Oatman, AZ. Her great-grandparents are Dorothy Campbell of Wooster, OH and the late Katherine Fant of Scotts Ferry. She enjoys playing with her dog, Pixie and her cats. She loves to listen to music, draw, play the Wii, shoot the BB gun and annoy her sister, Ashley. She had a Rock Star Party with her friends. She wished she could have seen her special friend, the late Doug Thomas of Blountstown.ASHLEY MARIE SMITHAshley Marie Smith celebrated her 18th birthday Wednesday, Dec. 12. She is the daughter of Bruce and Lisa Smith of Bristol. Her grandparents are Billy Ray Smith of Blountstown, Eleanor and Ed Ligon and Linda and Clyde Gainey, all of Bristol. She is enjoying her senior year at LCHS. She loves volleyball and softball and spending time with her closest friends and cousins. HOLLI PEDDIE birthday Friday, Dec. 21. She is the daughter of Jamie Peddie of Hosford and Chad Peddie of Bristol. Her grandparents are Robert Chason, Jr. of Hosford, Anna Chason, Tim and Tammy McCroskey, all of Bristol and Tim Peddie of Scotts Ferry. She enjoys playing with her brothers, Hunter and Hayden and also spending time with her cousins, Lex Herndon and Lilah McCroskey.Ray Cook and Tabatha Connelly would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The happy couple will be married December 24 at 5 p.m. (CT) at the brides family home in Blountstown. All family and friends are welcome to attend. No invitations are being sent out. The bride is the daughter of the late George P. Connelly, Jr. and Laura Davene Bailey Connelly. The groom is the son of the late Buck Cook and Ernest and Faye McCardel.Cook, Connelly to exchange wedding vows on Dec. 24CARMEN MARTINCarmen Martin will celebrate her eighth birthday Friday, Dec. 21. She is the daughter of Amanda Phillips of Bristol and Casey and Maggie Martin of Clarksville. She enjoys riding her new bike and playing outside with her little brother, J.C. She celebrated with a Cinderella theme party.TRAYSON LEE LEWISTrayson Lee Lewis celebrated his fourth birthday Wednesday, Dec. 19. He is the son of Ashley and Stacey Lewis of Hosford. His grandparents are Robin and Bobby Blackburn of Hosford, Rhonda and Jerry Lewis of Bristol and Pat Conley and Tony Conley, both of Marianna. He enjoys playing with all of his brothers, Trenton, Tryston and Taylor. He enjoys time with all of his cousins, but most of all he enjoys being spoiled by his grandparents.DELLA MCCARDLEDella McCardle celebrated Dec. 6. She is the daughter of Dale and Maggie McCardle. Her grandparents are Earnest and Faye McCardle and Wanda and the Altha and Gerry Skeen of Topeka, KS. She enjoys playing with her big brother, Justin and all of her cousins. She celebrated with a Minnie Mouse party at her Nanas with lots of family and friends. MONROE HINSONMonroe Hinson celebrates his 17th birthday Wednesday, Dec. 19. He is the son of Gail and Blaire Richter of Hosford and Chaff Hinson of with his Daddy B., aggravating his sister T.K. and spending time with his Papa and Manny (Allen and Marian Strickland). He dislikes Chemistry, but loves baseball and often refers to himself as the Star Child. Wedding

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 THIS ONES FO R YO U!Merry Christmas & Happy New YearTo all our neighbors, customers and associates, our very best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Were proud to serve people like you and thank you for your continued support.We will be closed for the holidays on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25 & Tuesday, Jan. 1.The Calhoun County Tax Collectors OfficeBecky Smith, Tax Collector & StaffGOLDEN PHARMACYPhone 674-4557 3 Days of savings Wed. Thurs. Fri. THROUGHOUT THE STORE10%OFFAll Gifts 20-60 %OFFSelected Gifts We would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas Holiday gifts for the nature loverHoliday season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or having a few extra days to celebrate with family and friends, coming up with appropriate presents can be a challenge. The key to gift-giving is match ing the gift to the individual, while making sure it is something theyll enjoy, is hopefully good for them and not too expensive. And if it helps Mother Nature too, maybe thats the perfect gift. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several suggestions for your holiday shopping. How about an offering guaranteed to create a happier, healthier and more productive lifestyle? Richard Louv, chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods, has made a solid case, supported by years of research, that connect ing with nature results in those in nature brings people of any age back to the roots connecting them with the nurturing earth. In a time when frantic schedules, enclosed spaces and constant noise tend to drive us a little crazy, it is a real gift to get outdoors and relax with family and friends, get moving to burn off some excess holiday calories and open the door to better communications. To start, how about planning a Perhaps more than any other boating are critical to the health and well-being of Americas outdoor heritage, according to the ing, introducing tens of millions of people each year to the wonders of nature. Fishing also serves as an important bridge and top gateway activity that leads participants to other outdoor passions. So why not invite your family right here in Florida the Fishing Capital of the World (FishingCapital.com)? An annual resident License.MyFWC.com, by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA or visiting an especially great gift. While you are purchasing the license, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network to help the FWC with Creating the next generation that cares. cense costs just $17. Since the avtypical trip, the cost is less than a quarter per hour of fun and healthy recreation. When you purchase a license you are also providing a gift to nature and future generations of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. For 75 years, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Prolicense fees are protected by law wildlife conservation. Moreover, fees collected by the federal govboats and motor boat fuels provide additional funding for recreational and gear at MyFWC.com/Fishing, date forecasts. One of the most fun tips is to have everyone register for Floridas freshwater angler recognition programs, including TrophyCatchFlorida.com. When you register, you become eligible for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat and trailer, with a Mercury outboard and Motor Guide trolling motor. That drawing will be in October 2013. However, for the hard-core freshwater anglers who travel Floridas fresh water, the ultimate catch is a trophy largemouth bass. The FWC and corporate partners reward anglers for reporting those challenge another angler and to more and keep informed, please like us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida. Another great gift that will help anglers boast about their sport while supporting conservation is a Go Fishing largemouth bass specialty license plate for their vehicle at an authorized motor vehicle ofEnjoy your holidays and a life time of active nature-based recreation. Get Outdoors Florida! T ALLAHASSEE Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service are encouraging Floridienjoying time with friends and family this holiday season. Over the summer months, Florida experienced above-nor mal amounts of precipitation; however, a recent decline in rainfall has increased drought conditions. In the fall and winter months, cold fronts move through the state and dry out vegetation. As a result, the underbrush exvember saw freezing temperatures reach from the Panhandle down into parts of central Florida. These freezing tempera tures dry out the grasses and small brush Relative humidity below 35 percent, lack of rainfall for two weeks or longer and strong dry winds are all components that weather conditions could get out of control and spread quickly, said Jim Karels, Florida Forest Service director. The departments Florida Forest Ser vice is urging residents to exercise caution with any type of outdoor burning given current weather conditions and heed these outdoor burning tips: windy conditions. Residents can also mitigate risk of dles from the roof and gutters, removing dead vegetation within 30 feet of the home and trimming trees and limbs within 15 feet of the chimney. For more ways The Florida Forest Service manages over one million acres of public forest land on 35 state forests and protects over 26 million acres of private homes, lands For more information about the Flor ida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit. www.FreshFromFlorida.com.

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. For more phone 643-1090. SUCCESS HEALTH PEACE HOPE LOVE JOYACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSTELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elinesBristol Dental Clinic Ramseys Piggly Wiggly Your Hometown Store That Meets Your Budget Needs Dear Santa, Im probley not the best kid in town but I think ive been good enough to get some presents and the presents I want is a cell phone case thats lime green and some new shoes and clothes and a new cell phone screen and that about all. And Santa I can explain why I deserve everything. Just listen close. Okay! Here we go. The reason I deserve a cell phone case, some new shoes and clothes, and a new screen is because I play sports and keep my head on straight and have good grades. And from what I hear you got to have good grades to play sports. So I better keep my grades up! An just to let you in on a little secret When your a white, green, and red house its mine because we decorated our house with those colors. And while your there give me a bunch of gifts. Like more than I was supposed to get. Then when you go inside and see my HUGE Christmas tree look on the right side of the tree and you will see my favorite ornament of a snowman. One day I swear that snowman looked at me and smiled and said how was your day. It totally freaked me out and the rest of the night I could not sleep because of that crazy but cool snowman. you milk and cookies. Sincerely, Destiny Tucker Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a Wii U. I want the Wii U because it is only the most awsome gift that any kid would they saw it. So I would do ANYTHING to have the Wii U sitting in front of me I deserve a Wii U because I make As and I never got a dot in school in my whole life. Dots are where you get in trouble and get a hole punched in a conduct card. Thats why I think I deserve a Wii U for Christmas. I love Christmas because we decorate our house. First it is time to get the tree up. We decorate it with lights and or naments. Then we go and decorate the porch with lots of pretty bright lights. Thats how I decorate my house. My favorite ornament is the one from disney world that has Cinderellas castle and a picture of my family in it. Its my favorite because it reminds me of my family and disney, two of my favorite things. So that is my favorite ornament. Truly yours, Summer Stone Dear Santa, All I want Chyistmas is Far Cry 3. I wish for it. We dont decorate any house. My favorite ornament is Albert the gator. Love, Dear Santa, I want 1,000 dolers, a shot gun and a pistel. I want 1,000 dolers to get hunting suplize, a shot gun to duck hunt, and a pistel to gater hunt. I should get it because I sent Santa 2,000 dolers. Ive helped mom cook. Ive also helped dad with the burn pile, We decorate our house with gourland and ornamants. My favorite orniment is the dove. Your friend, Allen Bates Dear Santa, For Christmas I want is an elf on the shelf, Black ops 2, and a Christmas carol CD. I deserve these because I help around the house. My house has lights around my front porch and a white fake Christmas tree. My favorite ornament is a picture of me Sincerely, Garrett Carter Dear Santa, This is the thing I want for Christmas. It is a bag of cookies for my mom and dad, and a go cart, SkyLanders Giant, laptop, and a new DVD player. The reason why I deserve these things is that I been helping my family and been nice this year. My mom dont let me decorate the house, but if she will let me decorate the house I will decorate it nicely. My favorite ornament is my sisters owl because the owl eye will follow you. Your friend, Cade Lawarre Dear Santa, This is what I want for chrismas. A colloge football game, an XBox 360, LSu shirts, jackets, back pack, and a perl neck for mom. I help my mom with my sister and cook, chores, help with grosrees, clean the dog house, help with Christmas or nanets and lights. We decort with blue lights, red lights to and rain deer. One moving its head. And little snowman on the pateio. Last but lest my favortie ortime is frosty. He puts me in the spirt. Your friend, Heath Sims Dear Santa, I want some video games. There names are Hunting expeditions, Dangerous Hunts 2013, Survial in the ShadI have been good all year. I take out the trash all year and take off my dads shoes. Heres how we decorate my house. We get some light up candy canes and put them outside and clean the living room. My favorite ornament is a bear holdhas my name on it. Your friend, Jacob Smith Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like to have a Panda Jumbzo Pillow Pet. Also I would like to have the video game called Super Mario Galaxy 2. Finally I would like to have Jenga. Why I desevere these gifts is because I get my homework in on time. I am not a girl who acts up. Also I will use them every day. What I decorate my house with is garland and red ribbon. It is all over the house. My favorite ornament is a pegain with bananas on its head. I love it because it is so funny. Have a merry Christmas. Your friend, Caroline Hurst Dear Santa, What i want for Chirstmas is a bear bag. The second thing I want for Christmas is a DSI. Last but not least I want a Christmas movie. Your probably woundering why I deserve these gifts because Ive been good and I didnt get any dots in school. My favorite ordement is the ball that has penguines on it that dances and sings. The reson why I lik eit is because it does those two things. Truly yours, Gracie Boyd Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an IPod touch, the white one. An elf on the shelf, Wii U with Super Mario, camo fool wheeler, the whole series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diares. The reason why I do deserve these things are because I dont back talk. I do what I am sopost to do. I help out and pick up after people. We decorate our house very pretry and neat for everyone to see and clean. My favorite ortoment is the stockit Santa and his toy sack at a mail box. My socking is green. That is all. Love, Grace Brown Dear Santa, helicopter and a four wheller. I think I deserve these things because I have tried my best to be good. My favorite ornament is the dove. It represents my great-grandpa. Love, Kaydon Lester Dear Santa, I want a IPad for Christmas. I deserve it because help my grandpa and my grandma with everything at the house. I decurate my house in and out. Out of all the orderments I like my little Dale Jr. car and Dale Jr. Your friend, Sterling Miller SANTA LETTERS from Jill Hills fourth grade class at W.R. TolarITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISEin the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CLJN ews.COM

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 BlountstownHealth & Rehab16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown Phone (850) 674-4311 Merry ChristmasFrom the staff at... Come Home to RehabThe Liberty County Womens Club thanks Centennial Bank and Ace Hardholiday decorating contest for all Liberty County businesses. Many homes in the county are alive with Christmas spirit with Santas reindeer, sleds, talking snowmen, angels and beautiful lights. This tells us that next year we should include homes as well. A special thank you to everyone who gave their energy, time and know-how to We also appreciate our wonderful railroad that has brought visitors to our county from surrounding areas and stimulated business here at home. Merry Christmas to all, The Liberty County Womens Club The family of the late Martha Missy Hall would like to thank each one of you our life. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital doctors and staff for the loving care that they gave our mother the months that she was with them. We also would like to express our deepest appreciation for her home care given. Thank you again for everything. The Hall familyGuests enjoy latest Arts Series Event: From Country Western Soul to Handwoven CreationsThe Arts Series Event, From Country Western Soul to Handwoven Creations, recently held at the Blountstown Public Library was a big hit! Faye Tucker Smith told us her incredible story of working in the recording industry as a spotlight country singer. We all felt her passion for music as she spoke about the experience and we heard some of the songs that made her a hit.... We had tears in our eyes! What a beautiful voice! Thank you Miss Faye. We were honored to have you on the program. Next, Anna Layton gave a talk about the textile industry when she was a designer then later a Woven Product Manager in New England. Her return to demonstrating handspinning and weaving, with a puppet show, took her to festivals and classrooms. Now she with lots of colors. The Heritage Room was aglow with lovely holiday decorations, food was yummy, but the best part was looking around at all the happy faces singing along with James Williford at the piano... carols of peace and joy. Thanks James for making it special! We are grateful to those who donated to help support the ARTS for these events and to the staff that pitched in to make it all happen. Notes of Thanks

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Scotts Ferry Annual REDNECK Christmas P arade

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 We will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas & Jan. 1 for New Years12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St. in Bristol Telephone 643-2261 The City of Bristolwishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Wishing you a Merry Christmasfrom your friends at theLIBERTY TIRE COMPANY Everyone here is wishing you a season uplifting in every way We appreciate your vote of Dear Santa, First of all I would want a bow, PS Vieto, an air soft gun, and a hunthave something to play with and go. Cody Haney Dear Santa, have 3 dogs and they love raindeer meat. So you might Love, Dear Santa, Dear Santa, enough to feed it, water it, and go outside everyday Christmas. Your friend, Dear Santa, to go on the tree. I have been a really good girl this year Hope Landrum Dear Santa, Dear Santa, P.S. I have been good no matter what my parents say. Love, Dear Santa, Dear Santa, DS3, an IPhone, and the most is speed time with my handle that? Love, Selena Jimenery Dear Santa, get what I want. Dear Santa, is all about him not the presents. I really want these believe in Jesus. Love, Dear Santa, the presents. Dear Santa, I want a light brown guine pig with a white spot on Yours truly, Dear Santa, elders. One time when we were at the animals evvery day. I remember when I found a dove Love, Cassie Vinson Dear Santa, Love your friend, Dear Santa, girl this year and I will be responseable for it my pet. said, Hello. Love, Dear Santa, year so I defenly desevre these presents. Your friend, Dear Santa, girl this year and I will be responsible for it my pet. from the students in Lynn Hobbys fourth grade class at W.R. Tolar

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 12154 Hwy. 20 West orCall us at 643-4247(HAIR)Nancy & Shaula wish everyone a Nancys Hair Design LOTS OF GIFT SETS TO C H OOSE FROM Call Richie Smith at (850) 544-9029 or Tim Davis at (850) 447-1051 CHRISTMASDec. 21-22 (3rd-5th graders)Dec. 28-29 (6th-8th graders)9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Veterans Memorial Park Bristol$50PER PLAYERInstruction includes Get a head start on your competition for the upcoming seasons At this most festive time of year, we spread a message of joy and cheer and TNTCollision CENTER TOBY GARNETT OWNER WITH YOU IN MINDat Christmastime Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a whole lot of yugioh cards. I deserve them because I help others and do my best at school. I wish you would get a whole lot of them for me. That would make my Christmas super special. Yours truly, Payton Capers Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is my own charity center for orfens and homeless pepole. The reason I deserve this gift is homeless pepol. I hope you give me this gift. Sinserly, Robbi Wagner Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a yorke, a blue shirt that has a necklace and a easy back ovun. Bake pop maker, coton candy maker and lots more. I deserve all these gifts because I have been nice all year long. I do my chores I be nice to nnealother and I obey my Techers and all. Yours truly Rekia Garrett Dear Santa, I want the video game Skylanders Giat. Because the charectors come a live as soon as you put the character on the magic portal. Im saing Iv bin good or bad. I react bin good by helping others and cleaning up my mess, Especially following derictions. Sincerely, Luis Chavez Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I want a Android table and Justin Bieber. I deserve this because on the Android I need something to do at my dads. And on the Justin Bieber I just love Justin Bieber. Love, Cortney Truman Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is N Xbox 360 kinect and a siver chail. Wiy I need it is for I have been very good and I have been real nice for my palpal. I work for him and I take all the trash for mom and I just help all my family and other people that way. Chud get gifts. Sincerely, Brett Thompson Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is bean bag and downguard for Skyrim. I deserve it because Ive help my family do things like chores help my family take the trash out. This is why I deserve the bean bag and downguard for Skyim. I adore Christmas. Sincerely, Ryan Chestaine Goff Dear Santa, This year I want Advehdgers mavel DVD, macreobrother sytox game, a phone I deserve this because I do my chores, I take oout the trash, I do londry, I clean up the house. Sincerely, Gordon Hansen Gieger Dear Santa, My favorite present is to have a puppy. I deserve a puppy because I need company in the house. I know I have a puppy but I want 2 small baby puppy. If I get a puppy for Christmas I will name the pupp Mr. Santa Clause or Mrs. Clause. I love you Santa Clause. Sincerely, Jadiyan Smith Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pool, new boots with a zipper, jewelry, pants, shirts, belts and nail polish. I think I deserve them because I listen and do chores when I am supposed to. I follow the rules and obay the teachers and my parents, grandparents and other relatives. I try my best to be kind to one-another and be helpful to each other. I love my family so much. I admire my friends too. Sincerely, Summer Sellers Dear Santa, Its that time of the year again. Im so excited it is Christmas. I would like an Ipod for Christmas this year. I think I really deserve it because I have awesome grades and I help my mom around the house. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Please and thank you. Sincerely, Anna Jo Carson Dear St Nick, Ive been half nice, half naughy this year. The three main thing I want a phone ( your choice), a violin (you pick color) and a guinea pig male (you pick color). The phone and why I deserve it is cause if you dont give me one I have to wait till Im 15 to get one!!! The reason why I want the violin is because I use to play this and I admire the sound it makes. The reason why I want the guinea pig cause I want a pet that is my own pet, not a family. Love, Tayla Robart Dear Santa, Id appreciate it if you gave me a kid sized fourwheeler. I deserve it because I got 2 6.0s in writing. Id also admire a pair of childrens miss me jeans (size 12-14). I deserve them because havent had something special for getting a honor roll. Last but not least Id like another hunting dog. I deserve one because my dad gave my hunting dog, Shaniqua, away to Mr. Michael Wahlquist with out telling me. From my family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Sincerely, Emma Wade Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a million dollars. Because I think I have been good. I have minded my parents, I have taken care if my animals and I have been good. Sincerely, Thomas Fluornoy Dear Santa, I would like a touchscreen phone. I think I should get one because I help my friends, I believe in you and I am very nice to just about everyone. So please get me one I am begging you!!! Have a Merry Christmas to all! Sincerely, Kierstin Nichols Dear Santa, All I want is a Nike football, blow gun, Under Armor basketball and a dirt bike. That is all I want for Christmas. I think I should get these things so Im not bored. I think I have been a good boy. I mind my mom and dad. I have helped them when they needed help. I just hope Santa knows I have been a good boy and brings me my Thats what I hope I get for Christmas from my Mom, dad or Santa. Cole Brandon Dear Santa, I would like a football, a mini helmet, a cc airplane and a cc car. The reason I think I deserve these perants is because I have been trying to help my grandparents with stuff like walking m dog for my papa and helping my mom with laundry and giving he coffee in the morning. I also like t help my brother and sister when I can. Merry Christmas Santa. Sincerely, Hayden Trigg Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a X box 360 and a plasma tv. The reason I deserve this is have tried my very hardest to get this stuff so please make it for me. PS (I would like the new diary of a wimpy kid and the last hook of Percy Jackson and the Olympiol 15. And the new impdare for sky rite.) PSS(I would also would like a bean bag chair. PSSSI would also like the new update for skirim. Anthony Lake Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a green keyboard. Ive always wanted one. Ive played one, but never owned one. It was fun playing it. It was so cool. It had different sound lists. I think I should get one because Ive been good all year. Plus most of my life. This kind of holiday season no one want coal. Austin Pastorich Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Itunes card for my IPad, a pink and black otter box for my IPad, a pink and camo browing jacket, a Wii with a pink controller, an new phone, a pair of pink and camo Justin boots. I desserve theese things because Ive been good in school and Ive been making good grades. Last but not least Ive been nice to my brother and sister. Have a very jolly Christmas. Sincerely, Mia Pendleton Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a game called Call of dty Black Ops 2. It just came out and I want it because I have never played it and because I have been trying my best to stay out of trouble in school and out of school and because thats all I have ever wanted. Please Santa get that for me if you do I will be good for a hole intire week. Sincerely, Chazz Chasteen from the students in Cassie Hobbys 4th grade class at W.R. Tolar

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave W Blountstown (850) 674-2222 from the Plummer Family and all the staff at Blountstown Drugs Health Talk Q: Is it true that beef is now considered heart-healthy? A: Most research shows that frequently eating red meat, which includes beef, lamb and pork, is linked to increased risk of heart disease. This is especially true for processed red meat, such as hot dogs and sausage. You may have heard that beef can be heart healthy from recent news stories. One study of 36 adults with elevated cholesterol for example, compared a diet high in etables and fruits. Both diets reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol equally well whether high or low in beef. The low-beef diet in this study provided lean beef in amounts equivalent to about two decks of cards (about 6 ounces) per week. The higher beef diet provided lean beef equal to about one to one-anda-half decks of cards (about 4 ouncand funded by the beef industry; it is not enough to support a change in diet recommendations. And although the drops in lipids like LDL were similar, that may not be the whole answer for heart tion play an important role. Beef is high in a form of iron called heme iron. One large population study recently linked higher consumption of heme iron from red meat with a 65 percent increase in heart disease. Higher heme iron content is thought to be one of the reasons that high red meat (over 18 ounces per week) consumption is linked to increased risk of colon cancer. For now, the best move for most of us for heart and overall health, if you want to include beef, is to choose lean cuts of fresh meat and to limit amounts to no more than 18 ounces per week. Q: Does exercise help decrease A: Indirectly or directly, research suggests exercise does decreases into identify the amounts and types of physical activity that will best different individuals. One analysis of 23 studies among people who already had heart disease showed that exercise programs decreased two those who started with higher levcholesterol. In a study of people with type 2 diabetes, which tends to be tion, regardless of whether exercise was aerobic (like brisk walking), strength-training or a combination of the two, it decreased an impor also improved blood sugar control and signs of heart health. However, other studies of people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome suggest that exercise may not always directly reduce markers seems that if blood sugar is out of control and someone has a lot of excess body fat, the most effective are to focus on losing weight and controlling blood sugar. And exer cise certainly can play a role in doing that. In some cases, it may be that higher intensity types of aerobic activity have greatest impact, but since this also poses greatest risk for people who already have heart disease risk factors, it is important to discuss plans for high-intensity

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Did you know Florida has one of the nations highest rates of injuries and deaths from bicycle crashes? Wearing bicycle helmets has been shown to reduce head injuries by 85%. There is no cure for brain injury. A blow to the head can change your life forever. In Florida, everyone under the age of 16 is required by law to wear a helmet. Helmets need to be replaced if it has been involved in a crash, or is damaged. When you replace one that you will grow into. It should be comfortable, covers the forehead, and not rock forward or backward on your head. The chin strap must be tight and properly adjusted. You should be able to put the strap. Always buckle the straps while wearing a helmet. Please follow these eight smart routes to bicycle safety as you ride your bicycle: before riding. ing at night. out for obstacles in your path. is the right way. Wheels should be securely fastened. gave a new bicycle helmet for every Kindergarten student at W.R. Tolar and Hosford schools. Parents, please reinforce the importance of wearing helmets every time children get on their bicycles. Enjoy being outside and being physically active during the Holidays. Always remember to be safe.Liberty County 4-H Program Assistant, Cathia Schmarje and Lex Herndon. Practice bicycle safety during the holidays Blountstown Elementary Schools Sleigh Riders Friday, Dec. 14. We and the Sleigh Riders

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 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.Dear Santa, I really want a ipod for Christmas and a Aris so I can shoot cans off the top of the log and shoot deer. I really feel like I deserve a gun and a ipod. I helped clean my room living room and bath room. Your friend, Cody Baggett Dear Santa, The thing I realy want from you is to bring that magic in to unen beach to help my mom, and my family up north. Also the other people whos out in New Jersy that are sufferine with their homes. Your friend, JoVan Dear Santa, You know what I want for Christmas is a ipod touch5. I deserive it because I do chores everyday. I also been nice to all of my family. I also want any thing that has a camra or spy gear like spy watches, spy helies, walkkey talkeys and all that stuff. Thank you for getting me gifts every year from yours. Sincerely, Christopher Fullwood Dear Santa, I wanted a blue Intendo 3ds with orange dimand. I been really good this month and I help my family with chores. I wanted a lot of Intendo-3ds games that comes with like: puppy games and pony games. Love Abygail Hernandez Dear Santa I have ben very good and I want this for Christmas, a 3DsXIL, Supermania Bros 2, ipod mini, gutair, and clouthes. The reason I deserve is because I helped my mom with a game and my brother with making a cage. Love, Katelyn D. Shuler Dear Santa, This year I want for Christmas is a Apple ipod. The reason why I deserve a Apple ipod because one of my friend got one. When they take about it in my face they make me jealous. That is why I want a Apple ipod. Your friend, Danielle McCollum Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a bunch of new video games like Sonic the hedge hog, in justice Gods among us, Transformers Fall of cyrectron, Axyeim, TransFormers Reveg of the Fallen, Transformers Dark of the moon, sonic genet__ generations, all for Xbox 360 for Christmas. I deserve this video games because I done my chores, cleaned my room, did my laundry and I make up my bed. Sincerely, Jared Kyle Dear Santa, I would love a toy Colt Dobie Barrd shotgun for Christmas because I been reley good. One question how many elvs do you got? And how long does it take to make all the toys for every boy and gerl in the hole intier world? Well thank you for reding my letter. PS: Marry Christmas Yours truly, Jayson Kyle Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is 3 thing and here they are: a Ipod, sooter and a new saddle. Make sure it is purple. The reason I deseve these things because I do my chores and get my work done at school. Most diserves it because she put up with 79 kids 5 days a week. Love, Angelica Mullins To all of my friends and patrons Id like to say thanks and Debbies Beauty ShopOWNED AND OPERATED BY DEBBIE POTTERCMay Your Dreams be Merry & Bright from the students in Monica Reeves fourth grade class at W. R. TolarDear Santa, I want an tablet, camo jacket, reindeer, and a drum set to. And one of the elves. I deserve these gifts because I have been really nice. We do not decorate our house. My favorite ortament is my ortament I made in 2010. Its a Christmas tree and I like it because it gives me memorys, and its the only one I have. Love, Dixie Sims Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a IPod touch, a toy santa, a drum, and a 3DS games. I deserve these gifs. I try to be nice to who ever I meet. I always put lights in and outside of my house. On my tree my favorite ornament is my reindeer we got this year. Its my favorite becasuse I love animals and a reindeer is an animal. Love, Daisy Burns Dear Santa, I want a big screen t.v. so I can relax and watch t.v. I want the big screen t.v. so if my granny is watching the news I can go in my room and not have to watch that boreing stuff. I decorate my house with candy canes, the light yo ones and Christmas lights, lots of them. My favorite orniment is a picture of me in pree-K. We all love it. I was missing my 2 front teeth. It looked so funny to them. Every time we hang it on the tree we laugh and I still think its the best. Love, Jacob Tew Dear Santa, I would like a nerf retaleator, bey blade XTS stealth battlers, a PSP vita and a call of duty deI deserve these gifts because I have been a wonderful boy this year. I decorate my house like this. a penguin going to the beach. I put lights on the rails of the house. And get a Santa hanger to hang on the gutter. My favorite ornament is a penguin with a Florida State Seminole sign on his belly. Love, Caleb Bailey from the students in Sybil Plazarins fourth grade class at CarrCARR SANTA LETTERS continued on page 20

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 SCHOOL LUNCH MENUPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD Bristol Dental Clinic* Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole wheat buttered toast and juice. LIBERTY MENUS SPONSORED BY: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Merry Christmas CA L HOUN WINTER HOLIDAYS Happy Holidays This year for Christmas rather than exchanging gifts, wanted to give instead. Mrs. Desirae Sewell, Mrs. Karey Gautier and Mrs. Jessica Pedes to the Ministry Center in Blountstown. Each child brought a canned food item to donate to the Food Pantry. The children learned that giving is always better than receiving. S tudents attended the Honors Chorus trip to the Tallahassee S ymphony Orchestra at the Ruby Diamond Concert Center at Florida Castro, Madison Conyers, Kelsey Hall, Kelsey Nobles, Lindsey Marotta, Luke Johnson, Lauren S nipes, Hellena Bess, Taylynn Ezagui, Julia Anthony Fleishman, Autumn McLemore, Wayne Henderson, Danielle Portee, Courtney Larson, Phoenix Bruner, Gabriel White, Makayla Geiger, Dakota Murphy, Nayely Garcia. It was an exciting day at Blountstown Elementary, Wednesday Dec. 12. We had 33 Teen Trendsetters from Blountstown High School join us There were lots of smiles on some third grade students faces as they made Christmas Cards with their friends. BHS students paired up with their third grader and had an exciting activity planned that was enjoyed by all. Altha Middle and Senior FFA mem bers traveled to Poplar Head Baptist Church to attend the Sub-District FFA Career Development Events (CDE), hosted by Carr School on Thursday, Dec. Career Development Event they entered. in the Middle School Prepared Public Speaking CDE with a speech on SalmoStephenie Pickron, JD Hunter, Michelle Aaron, Kalista Jackson and Breanna Ter Opening and Closing Ceremonies CDE. Tractor Driving CDE and Rachel WilSpeaking CDE. Each of these students will advance to the district level and compete for a chance at the State Contest in June. Rena OBryan was also elected as the Sub-District Chairman. These students worked hard to achieve these honors and represented Altha School extremely well.FFA members attended Sub-District FFA Career Development events *Friday, Dec. 21 Ear ly Release Day, Students dismissed at 1 p.m., end of p.m. *Monday, Dec. 24 Jan. 4 Christmas Holidays. *Monday, Jan. 7 Evaluation Day No school for Students. *Tuesday, Jan. 8 Students Return to School.Altha Wildcats Calendar of Events Tolar chorus students go to concert in Tallahassee BES spends time reading with Teen Trendsetters December 12

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 TUPPERWARE HOLIDAY SH OPPING MADE EA S Y For Cash n Carry items that are PERFECT for holiday gift giving and at a discounted price. Decrease in inventory on all tupperware items.SALE ITEMS AS LOW AS $5!This sale runs every Monday and Tuesday throughout December. DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS Merry Christmas from Beth EubanksYour Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or From the Staff at theCalhoun-Liberty JOURNAL & CLJNews .com Dear Santa, One of the main things I want for Christmas is XBox 360 Kinect. Also, a playstation 3 too. There is two more things I really want, it is a 3DS and a surface! I think I have been good this year most of the time. I have helped my sister. Did most of my chores and didnt complain as much. My family usually decorates the house it covered with lights and a reef on the front door, and little santas, snowmeans, and reindeer. Those are normaly the things put up at our house. My favrorate ornament is the mascot of Gators and his name is Albert. The reason I like him is because I am a huge gator fan! I was so happy when gators beat the noles! Me and my sister Carly, always put it front and center. Sincerely, Megan McWaters Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is Halo 4, Assassins creed 3, far cn 3, call of duty black ops 2, X box 720 and the games on my list to I dont want everything Its just a idea of what I would like for Christmas. Hope it aint to much for Santas slay because if he has a hole in it then how are we gonea have presents. I deserve these because Ive been good threw the season. I decorate my house by putting lights all around the house. My favorite ordament is the elf one, he is doing the delivering for Santa because he is sicke. Your friend, Caleb Howard Dear Santa, What I want the most is a dsi. Why I deserve a dsi is because I have been good all year. One day I was looking in a store and found a thing called snow so we put it on awer window. My favorite odaments is my football player Sincerely, Nathan Cooper, Jr. Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a new bike, Xbox 720A, IPad, headbanner headset and last IPhone touch. I deserve these presents because Ive been good. We dont decorate on Christmas anymore. My favorite ornament is santa claus riding a sleigh. Sincerely Your friend, Jaden Ross Dear Santa, These are some thing I want. I want a model car (1980s) mercedies, Samsun galaxy, DS games, robe, pencil holder, Florida Gator hat. I think I deserve this is that I do my best to be a good person. I decorate our tree with sonownman penguin and ornaments. My favorite penguin is Fluffy. He is the best ornament ever in my opinion. Sincerely, Michael Carpenter Dear Santa, Santa can I please get a ps3, dog, nerf gun that shoots 75 feet, that would be all, oh ya a knife to. Santa, I think I deserve it because I listen and did what my mom told me to do. This year we didnt do a lot to decorate the house. My favorite ornament is a seminole head that is garnet and gold and says ho! ho! ho! Sincerely, Gabriel Edmond Lowery Dear Santa, What do I want for Christmas is a IPod touch. I think I deserve this because I have helped my mom in the house a lot this year. Do you know how I decorate my house with Christmas lights and a Christmas tree. My favorite orement is my Alabma one. Love, Lily Waldorff Dear Santa, I want a bike for Christmas because I have been nice this year. I decorate my house with lots of lights and a Christmas tree. My favorite ornament is a santa ornament that you pull the string and santa moves. Sincerely, Kelsey Cameron Dear Santa, I want this for Christmas, a psp vita with call of duty black ops and a 3DS with new super mario 2 and a The reason why I deserve these gifts is because I help people, I get stuff for people and when people give orders I do it. This is how I decorate my house. First we start with snowman and a reindeer. My favorite odament is the elf because there is a little string on it and when you pull it its legs and its arms go up and it gets a smiley face Sincerely, Casey Baldwin Dear Santa, I dont ask for mutch all I wont for Chastmas is to meet you! Dont forget the riandear to. I will back ecxeru cookies. I wanted to see them so bad this year so Ive bean good so I can see you! I havet decorated my house yet so Im steal waiting to decorate my house, but I cant wait to decorate the house! Do you know what my favorite ornament is? Its santa that seats at the top of the tree glazing when the ligh hites it its beautiful to see? Sincerely, Caitlin Hope My favorite ortament is my ortament I made in 2010. Its a Christmas tree and I like it because it gives me memorys, and its the only one I have. Love, Dixie Sims Dear Santa, I want dreadful moxie girls magic mermaid, tablet, laptop, clicky pencils with four packs of led, cool baker cake popmaker, easy-bake ultimate oven please. I deserve the clicky pencils with the led because I do not have any pencils. I deserve the cool baker cake popmaker and easy-bake ultimate oven because I do not want to eat all of the food in the house. We put lights (colorful lights) around the poles on our porch. My favorite ornament is our white string angel because the strings look like a dress. Love, Sydney Goodwin continued from the students in Sybil Plazarins fourth grade class at Carr

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 SCHOOL BRISTOL BRANCH 10911 NW SR 20 (850) 643-2500BLOUNTSTOWN BRANCH 20734 Central Ave. East (850) 237-2800from the Bristol & Blountstown branch employees of Merry Christmas Centennial Bank extends their warmest wishes during this holiday season.my100bank.comA Home BankShares CompanyClosing at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve Closed Christmas DayBaseball boosters to host sausage dog sale Dec. 21Get your delicious sausage dogs while they last! Friday, Dec. 21, the Baseball Boosters, in support of the Tiger baseball team, of Blountstown High School, will be having a sausage dog sale. The event is to raise funds for much needed equipment. It will be held at the corner of SR 20 and SR 71 in downtown Blountstown and will begin at 5:30 a.m. (CT). Make plans to stop by, grab a sausage dog (or two) for breakfast and help support the Blountstown High School Tiger baseball team. Your contribu tion will be greatly appreciated. The Blountstown FFA sent a team down to Perry Nov. 15 and 16 to compete in the State Forestry competition. The students took six different tests focused on the different aspects of forestry. The tests were Compass and Pacing, Equipment ID, Forest Disorders, General Knowledge Test, Tree ID and Timber Cruising. The team placed third in the state in Timber Cruising and sixth overall. Team members included J.P. Leonard, April Rich, Jessie West and Heather Yoder. Brandon Purvis was an alternate for the team.Blountstown FFA competes in State Forestry competitionDuring this Christmas season we are always asking ourselves what we can do for the perfect present. Recently at Blountstown High School, one of our beloved teachers was diagnosed with leukemia. To help the students understand how almost anyone could help in a situation like this, the Blountstown FBLA helped sponsor a blood drive Monday, Dec. 3. On that day, workers from the Southeastern Community Blood Center came to help the students who wanted to donate blood. Once upon a time, the diagnosis of cancer was perceived as terminal illness that carried little hope of survival, but new developments in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of malignancies have resulted in much improved patient outcomes. Years of research by physicians and scientists have increased the odds of long term survival. Surgical techniques that spare healthy tissues, radiation therapy delivered in precise doses and locations, and less toxic chemotherapy regimens have also made the side effects of treatment less taxing on the patients quality of life. A little known fact in this improved scenario for those affected by a life threatening malignancy is that, to get through the treatment successfully, they may need to receive transfusions. Whether radical surgery (resulting in blood loss), chemotherapy (affecting bone marrow function), or marrow transplantation (to replace diseased tissue) are used to eradicate cancer, blood may need to be transfused to help the patient until fully capable of self-sustaining function. Patients undergoing treatment for cancer may require transfusions of: tegrity of the inner lining of our blood vessels and can stop leaks that may show up as bleeding from the intestinal tract, gums, lungs or kidneys. A single patient may need every day to receive the platelets obtained from six to 12 whole blood donors. When special machines are used to harvest only platelets, a single donor may donate enough platelets to treat one or two patients in a day. Chemotherapy treatment may impair platelet production severely, requiring daily platelet transfusions for several days or weeks. carrying cells drop in numbers (a condition referred to as anemia), the lack of adequate ciency. Patients who do not respond to treat ment with stimulants of red blood cell production, or who are bleeding need red blood cell transfusions on a regular basis. in plasma may be needed in patients who have to take blood thinners. Certain compli cations of bone marrow transplantation require the use of massive amounts of plasma to perform daily blood exchanges. While modern medicine has improved the outcome for many patients with a diagnosis of cancer, the blood transfusion support needed to carry out successfully the treatment plan places a constant strain on the community organizations dedicated to recruit the volunteer blood donors needed to meet the demand for blood components. At the high school we collected 35 units of blood from students, teachers and the community. However, even more importantly is that students learned a new way that they can give to others. What better gift can we give than to help save a life? So instead of just putting gifts under a tree, try donating blood to offer geous battle against a common enemy, cancer.Blountstown High FBLA sponsors blood drive Dec. 3The Blountstown FFA Chapter sent 12 members to Sub-District competition Thursday, Dec. 13. The competition was hosted by the Carr Middle FFA Chapter at Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville. We had many winners and are very proud of our members! Team members include Mitchell Darnell, JP Leonard, Missy Newsome, Cassidy Odom, April Rich and Savannah Stephens. Alternates were Aaron Boyd and Jessie West. JP Leonard competed in the Extempora ing event. Brandon Purvis placed second in the Safe Tractor Operations contest. Colby Tanner competed in the Creed Public Speaking contest and placed second. Cassidy Odom was elected as Sub-District Co-Chair. Blountstown FFA chapter attends competition Thurs.

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Tommy Duggar, Logan Kever, Chairman Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell. The Prayer was offered by Tommy Duggar. The Pledge of Allegiance was also led by Tommy Duggar. Chairman Peddie recognized Tommy Duggar and his retirement and service to the School Board. Peddie also recognized Martha Deason and her retirement and service to the Liberty County School System as a teacher. Chairman Peddie made mention that Marlene Beck has retired and was unable to be present at the meeting due to health issues and that Superintendent Sue Summers resigned effective Oct. 31, 2012 with 36 years of service to Liberty County Schools. ADOPTION OF AGENDA Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adopt the Agenda. CONSENT ITEMS a. Approval of Minutes Oct. 9, 2012 Oct. 18, 2012 (Workshop) b. Principals Reports for Oct., 2012 c. Financial Statements for Oct. 2012 d. Budget Amendments ACTION ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Kever and carried unanimously to approve revised Director of Administration Job Description. 2. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve revised signature cards for all Liberty County School Board accounts with Cadence Bank to include Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell and School Board Chair man Brandon Kyle Peddie, effective Nov. 1, 2012 and removing Superintendent Sue Summers, resigned Oct. 31, 2012. 3. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar. Motion failed with a 2-2 vote to approve extension of Agreement for Contracted Services with Sheila D. Shelton and the Liberty County School Board for Assistance with Food Service and Training Food Service Personnel, beginning Nov. 13, 2012, 6.5 hours per day, $25 per hour, until tasks are completed. Duggar and Kever voted yes. Peddie and Hayes voted no. 4. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve 403(b) Plan Adoption Agreement between the Liberty County School Board and MidAmerica Administrative & Retirement Solutions, Inc. 5. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve LCSB Resolution on Sequestration Number 12-01. 6. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Contract Agreement 13-119 between the Liberty County School Board and Panhandle Area Educational Consortium for Aug. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. 7. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Memorandum of Understanding with Liberty Education Association and Liberty County School District amending Article XX, Sectribution toward the cost of health insurance for employees for the 12-13 school year. 8. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Contract between Liberty County School Board and Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, Inc. 9. Motion was made by Duggar, second ed by Kever to approve request to create a Teacher on Special Assignment position and job Description for Food Service and Assessment (1.0 unit) and a Teacher on Special Assignment for Transportation (0.5 unit). These positions will be absorbed by the 1.5 units removed from Bristol Youth Academy and will not incur additional costs to the District. The motion was discussed. Duggar made a motion to amend the request to delete Teacher on Special Assignment for Transportation (0.5 unit), seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve amended request to create a Teacher on Special Assignment position and job description for Food Service and Assessment (1.0 unit). This position will be absorbed by the 1.0 unit removed from Bristol Youth Academy and will not incur additional costs to the District. 10. DELETED. PERSONNEL 1. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to hire Jason Fowler as Teacher on Special Assignment, Instructional Technology position to be effective Oct. 24, 2012 for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. 2. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to hire Kathy D. Nobles as Director of Administration to be effective Nov. 13, 2012 for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. 3. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve recommendation for Beckie Black to provide hospital/homebound services, as needed, not to exceed 3 hours per week and for a period of 90 days to be paid at regular hourly rate. 4. DELETED 5. DELETED. 6. DELETED. 7. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Connie Martin, FMLA Medical Leave beginning Nov. 5, 2012 through Feb. 13, 2013, 12 weeks total. 8. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Jennifer Hayes as long term substitute for Connie Martin effective Nov. 13, 2012 through Feb. 13, 2013. 9. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Myra Singletary FMLA medical leave beginning Nov. 5, 2012 through Feb. 13, 2013, 12 weeks total. 10. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Gerard Steele as long term substitute for Kristina Spikes, beginning Nov. 4, 2012 through Dec. 21, 2012. 11. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to hire Misty Trickey as Health Aide for 21st CCLC Position at W.R. Tolar School effective Oct. 22, 2012. 12. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever to approve request to advertise for Executive Secretary Position for the Director of Administration. The motion was discussed. Duggar made a motion to withdraw the request to advertise for Executive Secretary Position for the Director of Administration, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously. The motion was withdrawn. OLD BUSINESS (Tabled items October 9, 2012) 1. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request to reduce 1.0 teaching unit at Bristol Youth Academy (BYA) due to change in enrollment. It was agreed to modify the motion as previously voted on in Action Item #9 above. 2. Approve request to create 1.5 Teacher on Special Assignment Job Descriptions and positions in the areas of Transportation and Food Service (1.0 teaching unit) and Assessment (0.5 teaching unit). a. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. 3. Approve request to advertise within the district for 1.5 Teacher on Special Assignment positions in the areas of Transpor tation and Food Service (1.0 teaching unit) and Assessment (0.5 teaching unit). a. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. 4. Approve recommendation to create Paraprofessional position at Liberty County High School for ESE student with matrix of 254 or higher. a. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. 5. Approve request to advertise for Paraprofessional position at Liberty County High School for ESE student with matrix of 254 or higher. a. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS None. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORTS Superintendent Uzzell reported that since on Nov. 1, 2012 she has been extremely busy with the tasks before her. She is excited and ready to get going. She has been able to visit the schools and is looking forward to serving the Liberty County School District as Superintendent. She recognized the many years Tommy Duggar has served on the School Board and wished him well. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS Chairman Peddie mentioned that the Liberty County High School Volleyball team would be leaving on Wednesday going to the State Playoffs. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 6:48 p.m. _______________________________ Superintendent Gloria Uzzell Chairman Kyle PeddieMinutes from the Nov. 13 Liberty School Board regular meeting Calhoun-Liberty HOSPITAL and Primary Care Clinic20370 NE Burns Ave., Blountstown Seasons Greetings! Merry Christmas! 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THOMAS MELVIN MERCER HOSFORD Thomas Melvin Mer cer, 91, of Hosford, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 in Tallahassee.A native of Hosford, he was a heavy equipment operator for C. W. Roberts for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bristol. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Lamire and D ella Jeanette ( D uggar) Mercer; three sisters, Charlotte McCallister, Lola Velma S pears and Myrtice Evelyn Hobbs; one brother, Lewis Milton Mercer and one brother-in-law, J.W. Larkins. S urvivors include his wife, Betty Jean Mercer of Hosford; two sons, James D ouglas Mercer and Terry S terling Mercer and his wife, Linda Jean, all of Hosford; two daughters, Linda Doreen Clark of Kentucky and Nancy Jean Mercer of Hosford; two sisters, Lois Evilea Hall and her husband, James of Tampa and Lossie L. Larkins of Bristol, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Services will be held Friday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. (ET) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Joe Cemetery with full military honors. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com. DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 OBITUARIES We know for a lot of people the holiday season is ones Happy Holidays 674-5449 or 643-5410 All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff. CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristol of Bristol JAMES L. ROY MAYHANN DOTHAN, AL James L. R oy Mayhann, 76, of Dothan, AL, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in Dothan, AL. He was a graduate of Wewahitchka High School and was a member of First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. He was a and Glidden. He later worked for Michelin Tire. He served He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Mary Lois (Starling) Mayhann; two nephews, Tony and James and one niece, Donna. Survivors include one daughter, Elana Crane of Columbus, GA; his long-time companion, Elizabeth Saye and her children, Bobby Saye, Judy Williamson and Annette Brandon; three brothers, Charles, Billy Joe and James T. Mayhann, all of Wewahitchka; three sisters, Faye Bishop, Jean and Joanne Salerno, all of Wewahitchka; one special great-nephew, Taylor Roy and his mom, Betty; nieces and nephews, Sherry, Julie, Ronald, Randy, Matt, Gina, Joey, Debbie, Jimmy, Mary Jo, Rhonda, Sheila, Jody, Linda Jo, Bryan, Jason and Kelly and other numerous special loved ones. Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 14 in Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka with Reverend Mike Stroud Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com. JAMES CARRELL DYKES CLARKSVILLE James Carrell Dykes, 81, of Clarksville, passed away Tuesday, D ec. 11, 2012 in Panama City. He was born February 1, 1931 in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. He enlisted in the Army at age 17. His service took him to many loca tions around the world including Germany, Ethiopia and numerous missions to the Republic of South Vietnam. In 1962 he was awarded Army Aviation Soldier of the Year by the Secretary of the Army under President Kennedy. His sense of patriotism and loyalty to this country ran deep and paved the way for a hard working country boy to climb to great heights. He retired in1969 as a Chief a civilian for many years. This gentle man was the true patriarch of his family. His love for family and friends knew no bounds and he was revered and respected by all who knew him. After retirement from the Army, he did contract work for the U.S. Government. He also worked at the Abitibi Mill in Blountstown for a number of years and with BEK Construction Company as an Instrument and Electrical Technician. He was a member of the VFW in Bristol, serving as Chaplain and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Faith Montgomery. Survivors include his wife, Avis Dykes of Clarksville; one son, Tommy Dykes and his wife, Becky of Clarksville; one daughter, Janet Montgomery and her husband, Bob of Cedar City, UT; three sisters, Dorothy Busher and her husband, John, Bea Ross and Gail Segers, all of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Jed, Zack, Tyler and Spencer Montgomery, Adam, Reid and Aelon Dykes; nine greatgrandchildren, Will, Haven, Max, S eren, Gavin and Grayson Montgomery, Addisyn, Braxton and Braelyn Dykes. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bristol with Bishop Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. EDDIE FAIRCLOTH BLOUNTST OWN Eddie Faircloth, 64, of Blountstown, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Tallahassee. He was born July 11, 1948 in Panama City and had lived in Blountstown all of his life. He, along with his wife, Charlotte, were owners and operators of Faircloth Septic Tank Service in Blountstown for several years. He was a 1966 graduate of Blountstown High School and was an avid F lorida Gator F ootball fan. He was a devoted Christian at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal and Zelma Faircloth and one brother, Ronnie Faircloth. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Faircloth of Blountstown; one daughter, Chelsea Faircloth of Blountstown; one sister, Betsy Diane Childs and her husband, Phillip of Folkston, GA; one brother, Tim Faircloth of Blountstown; a very special friend and companion, Sassy. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Peavy Funeral Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. GREGORY DONALD DAL T ON CHIPLEYGregory Donald Dalton, 53, of Chipley, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Marianna. He was born July 16, 1959 in Tarpon Springs and had lived in Chipley for the past several years. He was a retired oil He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Ray and Karen Christine (Todd) Dalton. Survivors include his wife, Veronica Dalton of Chipley; two sons, Jesse and Ethan Dalton, both of Chipley; two daughters, Heather Dalton and Camelia Wilson, both of Chipley; two brothers, Mike Dalton and his wife, Donna of Victoria, TX and Jimmy Clark and his wife, Chris of Chipley; one sister, Gwen Fleishman and her husband, Larry of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Houston and Dylon Dalton, both of Chipley. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Heavens Way Bikers Church in Cottondale. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. BOBBY JOE ATKINS BLOUNTST OWNBobby Joe Atkins, 61, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Blountstown and he worked for Big River Cypress and Hardwood for many years. He was of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Lee and Beatrice (Bryant) Atkins; one brother, Joseph Whit tington; one niece, Kara Victoria Weeks and one nephew, Tanner Lemiux. Survivors include his ex-wife, Mary Nell Atkins; two daughters, Stephanie Martinez and her husband, Antonio and Leathie Swearington; one son, Tommy Swearington and his wife, Ariel; six grandchildren, Alexis, Julian and Nicholas Martinez and Brayden, Reyna and Jaedyn Swear ington; three sisters, Nancy Mae Weeks and her friend, Clifford McDaniel, Barbara McDaniel and Joe Helen Lemiux; two brothers, Lonnie Herrelson and David Ard; nieces, Wendi Steward, Jahna McDaniel, Brandi Rabon, Shaylynn and Desirea Herrelson, Aleigha, Ashten and Gabriela Whittington and Susan Kroft; three nephews, Cliffy McDaniel, Willard and Kevin Whittington; good friends, Frankie Baker and Dougie Brackins and a host of great nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. in Nettle Ridge Cemetery with Reverend Tim Rhoads Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of made to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses. O nline condolences may be sent to www.adamsfh.com. BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642OBITUARIES continued on page 24 Telephone (850) 674-2266 Y our hometown funeral home since 1994 Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& Crematory

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012DUANE L. WEST LIBERTY COUNTY Duane L. West, 67, of Liberty County, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in Liberty County. He was born in Charleston, SC, grew up in Madison and later moved to T allahassee where he graduated from Florida State University. He pursued a career in law enforcement and retired as a lieutenant with the T allahassee Police Department. He moved to Liberty C ounty 25 years ago where he loved the outdoors, Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Linda West; Judd L., T ravis D., Chad W., Eric D. and B. Austin West; two stepchildren, Jenifer Ferguson and Jim Cobb; one other loving family members. Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 14 at Good Hope Cemetery. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the may be made to your charity of choice. ZELLA LEE BREEDEN BLOUNTSTOWN Zella Lee Breeden, 97, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Marianna. She was born May 10, 1915 in C ordele, GA and had lived in Blountstown since 1997, coming from Lakeland. She worked as a nurses aide in Lakeland until she retired. Survivors include three daughters, Jean Shepard and her husband, Buford of Quincy, Jessie Vanmeter of Winter Haven and Jewell Sparr of Lakeland, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. A special thank you for all employees at Marianna Health and Rehab Center and Covenant Hospice. OBITUARIES continued from page 23MARIANNA Covenant Hospice held its annual T ree of Lights ~ A Celebration of Life, on T uesday, Dec. 4 at Evangel Worship Center. The ceremony featured a message of hope & renewal from Mrs. Angie Knight, recitation of loved ones names, holiday music by Mrs. Vanessa Perkins, an ensemble from the Marianna High School Show Choir under the direction of Mrs. Shea T iner, refreshments and fellowship. T ree of Lights is a celebration of life, symbolized by a holiday tree illuminated by hundreds of lights. For all of time, people have looked to the starry night sky for guidance, inspiration and joy. It is with the same sense of wonder that we light our holiday tree year after year. us with peace, signaling our loved ones are with us every day. Each light on the tree symbolizes the life, hopes and dreams of a loved one, Manager for Covenant Hospice. organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses.Covenant Hospice holds annual Tree of Lights celebration Are you thinking of making a New Y ears Resolution in 2013? Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better them selves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. resolution, one that will motivate you to keep, is to volunteer. A growing body of research indicates a strong relationship between volunteerism and individual health can make ourselves happy by doing things for ourselves, but we are happier when we are doing things for others, like through volunteer work, says Peter Kanaris, Ph.D, coordinator of public education for the New Y ork State Psychological Association. And guess what? Happiness is good for your health. Studies show those who volunteer live longer, experience an increase in energy, enjoy a decrease in daily stress, are better able to manage their own health issues and are less likely to be obese. Are you ready to reap some of these health benthis while simultaneously spending time helping out at your local food bank, mentoring a child, or building a house. There unteer organizations in our area that could really use your help. Still not sure where to volunteer join the Big Bend Hospice T eam! Volunteering with Big Bend Hospice can take many forms: Provide a supportive presence and companionship for patients and their families no matter where they live (at home, in a nursing home, etc.) Relieve family members of caregiving duties for short periods of time Drive patients to appointments Perform household tasks such as shopping, errand, light housekeeping, and simple meal preparation Provide support for patients in a nursing home, in an assisted living facility, or at the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House such as reading, talking and going outdoors Sit with the patient and/or their family in the last hours of life Need more convincing? Several studies have found that volunteers with a chronic or serious illness be achieved through medical care. Moreover, other reports state volas quitting smoking. Y es, you have read those correctly! Big Bend Hospice has excellent volunteer opportunities that will enable you to engage in meaningful and tangible results. If you would like to know more about the Big Bend Hospice Volunteer program, call Ginny Burns at (850) 878-5310 or visit www.bigbendhospice.org. So, volunteer in 2013 and stick with it. Heres to your health!Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community since 1983 with compassionate end-of-life care along with grief and loss counselors available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jef ferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla county. If you would like additional information about services, please call (850) 878-5310 or visit www. bigbendhospice.org.Choose to be a volunteer for your New Years resolution

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Many people prepare for the arrival of of wrapping paper and decorations arrive in stores as early as September, transforming the holiday into a much more secular celebration than its modest Christian beginnings. Despite Christmas being an important date in the lives of todays Christians, the holiday failed to gain prominent status until relatively recently. Research indicates that as late as the 19th century, Christmas was not even a legal holiday requiring a day off from work. Thats why 19th century readers of the classic Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, were not shocked at Bob Cratchit having to work on Christmas Day. The United States Congress used to meet on Christmas Day because it was not a national holiday. In 1836, recognize Christmas, but it didnt become a legal holiday across the country until June 26, 1970. Todays Christmas celebrations include traditions from around the world. Some ascertain that it was the Churchs doing to schedule Christmas at a similar time to the pagan festivals, such as Saturnalia, that took place during the winter months. But many biblical scholars argue that this was not the and mistletoe as well as the burning of a yule log, have long been a part of Christmas traditions. Santa Claus is one of the more recognizable symbols of Christmas. He is based on St. Nikolas of Myrna, an area that is part of modern-day Turkey. St. Nikolas is the worlds most popular non-Biblical saint and is one of the saints most portrayed by artists. Early depictions of St. Nikolas show him as a stern man who delivered his share of discipline. Eventually, those depictions generosity. Throughout history there have been characters from around the globe, such as the Viking deity Odin, who were precursors to Santa Claus. Myth states that Odin rode Odin gave out gifts to well-behaved children and punishments to those who misbehaved. Although many people feel Christmas a store shelf and ends when the last present is opened on December 25th, the true religious holiday does not coincide with merchant schedules. While most people are bustling to and from department stores and malls, Christians are participating in Advent, which and fasting. Christians are supposed to spend Advent preparing for the birth of Jesus Christ and the joy that ensues during the weeks leading up to December 25. Similarly, the joyous time of Christs birth is a day of celebration that does not end on December 26 but continues for 12 days until the Epiphany, also known as Little Christmas, when Magi were reported to have visited the infant Christ and give him gifts. Although the more traditional day for gift-giving would seem to be on the Epiphany, by the time that day arrives many people have already taken down their Christmas decorations. Christmas is a holiday steeped in many different traditions, and many people have their own ways of celebrating all through the month of December.The evolution & many faces of Christmas Letter from Jesus about ChristmasFrom Our Family To YoursHave a Safe & Blessed ChristmasIt has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I dont care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesnt allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that, there wouldnt be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town. Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 8. If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it: 1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time. 2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You dont have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them. 3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why dont you write and tell him that youll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... it will be nice hearing from you again. 4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you cant afford and they dont need spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them. 5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her. 6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you dont know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference. 7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they arent allowed to wish you a Merry Christmas that doesnt keep you from wishing them one. 8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name. 9. Heres a good one... There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no Christmas tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you dont know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you. 10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Dont do things in secret that you wouldnt do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine. Dont forget I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. Ill take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. Ill help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember... I Love You, Jesus

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 WAY MORE THAN AUTO PARTSnapaonline.com Walker and play pen with a built-in bassinet. Call (850) 566-0342.12-12, 12-19Carpet padding enough for a large living room and three large bedrooms. Worth $900, asking $200 OBO. Four ceiling fans with blades (850) 544-5818 or 447-1212.12-12, 12-19Mens, 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 ELECTRONICSToshiba tv, 13 inch, $35. VTech learning system with games, $40. Call 674-6022. 12-12, 12-19Play Station II, three controllers and two games, $80 OBO. Call 643-2226. 12-12, 12-19Color tv $100. Call 643-5957. 12-12, 12-19Magnavox 32 inch color tv, $75. Call 447-4502. 12-12, 12-19 FURNITUREFurniture: Tan and beige couch, $200. Wooden coffee table with drawers, $85. End table with storage, $20. Microwave stand, $50. Dining room set with four chairs, $150. La-Z-Boy recliner, burgundy, $45. Chest of drawers, $20. Twin bed frame with headboard, $30. 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 SALEThree Stetson hatslent condition, $25 each. Two size 7 1/8; the other is a little bigger. One pair of Laredo cowboy boots, $20. Call 674-8802. 12-19, 12-26Porcelain dolls four 19 inch. Never pretty, $20 each. Call 643-5011 after 5 p.m. 12-19, 12-26Smoker/grill/fryer, big pull-behind, ready for cookout, used very little. Has been barn kept, has lights, $1,000. Call 573-8094. 12-12, 12-19Wooden swing set with playhouse, $150. Girls 20 bike, never used, $75. Hello Kitty electric scooter, new, $175. Girls twin comforter, pink/purple with drapes, $25. Call 674-6022. 12-12, 12-19Antique blower for blacksmiths forge, $150. Antique corn shucker, $100. Call 237-1447. 12-12, 12-19Diamond plate tool box size truck with single lid, $70. Singer Call 674-1367. 12-12, 12-19Whitney piano $250. Childs battery Jeep, $50. Radio Flyer wagon, $25. Call 674-4029. 12-12, 12-19Chain link fence, 6 feet tall, enough to build two large fenced areas or several small fenced areas. One large gate. Call 643-5862. 12-12, 12-19Car seat and stroller combo, blue, brown and polka dots. Jumperoo, a Fisher Price Playmate. Two baby swings, another car seat. Lots of baby boy clothes 0-12 months. For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service $27 $43 $70 $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 Safety rail for bed, $10. Call 6746022. 12-12, 12-19Living room suite, condition, $60. Call 674-1367.12-12, 12-19TV entertainment center, holds up to a 36 tv, glass shelves showcase on each side of tv opening, $125. Call 643-5957. 12-12, 12-19Double recliner, $100. Call 4474502. 12-12, 12-19Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN APPLIANCESWhirlpool dryer, $50. Call 6746022. 12-12, 12-19 CARS1996 Acura, 2.5 liter, 134,000 miles, loaded, $3,000. Call 447-0599.12-19, 12-26 TRUCKSDodge Ram 1500 and looks great, $12,500 OBO. Call 643-3628. 12-19, 12-262002 Chevy Blazer, loaded, 4-wheel drive, 118,000 miles, $3,500. Call 447-0599. 12-19, 12-262002 Dodge Ram pickup, 2-wheel drive, $4,500. Call (850) 544-8211.12-19, 12-26 3 BD, 2 BA with pool and pool house, fenced in backyard. No inside pets.$1,200 monthdeposit required(850) 447-1975 House FOR Rent IN Blountstown Tri-Land Inc. Broker(813) 253-3258 OWNER FINANCINGNO QUALIFYING Older home located on Ray Avenue. 3 BD, 1 1/2 BACall 674-3009 House FOR Sale 3 Acres located on Spring Branch Road. A 2004 Home. With Storage Shed.$69,500(850) 643-2792House FOR Sale IN BRISTOL12-12, T 12-26 WANTED: REAL ESTATE Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Small Town T om A CARTOON BY MIKE BARNHOUSE House For Sale in BRISTOLCall 643-4362 5 BD, 2 BA on 5 acres of land, has $750 monthCall Janice to see at 674-4491Home FOR RentIN Blountstown $275 month + $100 deposit & 6 month lease, 1st rent due Jan. 1, 2013.(850) 762-3706 FOR RENT 762-8627 or 209-4244 House FOR RentIN ALTHA3 BD, 2 BA doublewide mobile home on Black Bottom Rd. $450 month includes water. Non-smokers only12-19, 12-26 New Home for sale in Altha3 BD, 2 BA, 1,300 sq ft Hardi siding, galvalume roof, vaulted great room, laminate street. REDUCED from $115,000 now ONLY,$105,000Call 762-8185 or 447-202512-19 t 1-9

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may need to take a leap of faith when someone close to you asks for your assislater. It will be worth it. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, there is bound to be a learning curve when you begin a new job or a new task. Do not be hard on yourself if it takes you a little longer. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 tainly may provide some of the answers you seek. But another way is to simply get out there and ask other people what they think. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, sad situations may come up, but you have a way of casing the bright side of things. providing support this week. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, many opportunities to entertain family and friends are on the horizon. Honor all of your commitments and enjoy all of the festivities. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, while you aspire to have many friends, you just few special people who hold the strings to your heart. It is okay to keep them close. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sit down and enjoy may enjoy the break from the frenetic pace you have been keeping the last few months. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Ever an ideas person, Scorpio, now you have to put some followthrough into those plans. You can you on your next adventure. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, things certainly go on when youre not around, but others may notice they just may not be as fun. You often lend joviality to anything you attend so spread your cheer. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, bide your time and you just may end the year on a bang. Dont be afraid to add other things to your lastminute wish list because your goals just may be met. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 tions but that doesnt mean you have to be the life of the party. Keep this in mind as you attend holiday gatherings. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, while others are thinking about what presents they want under the tree, you may be thinking of how to give back to others.Week of Dec. 16 ~ Dec. 22DECEMBER 16 Hallee Hirsh, Actress (25) DECEMBER 17 Bill Pullman, Actor (59) DECEMBER 18 Christina Aguilera, Singer (32) DECEMBER 19 Alyssa Milano, Actress (40) DECEMBER 20 Jonah Hill, Actor (29) DECEMBER 21 Ray Romano, Comic Actor (55) DECEMBER 22 Diane Sawyer, News Anchor (67) THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. 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 are welcomed. Call us at That Darn Pump at 643-4357. BPA/UFN CAMPER2002 Class A motor home, less than 7,000 miles, 36 foot with two slide outs. Hydraulic leveling system, well maintained, original owner. Call (850) 627-6148. 12-12, 12-192006 Wildwood camper 31 ft. bunkhouse with slide out, $8,000. Call (850) 556-1263. 12-12, 12-19 LOST/FOUNDFOUND: Bassett Hound mix, black and white male in the Altha area. Good natured dog, no collar, looks well taken care of. Call 762-1984.12-12, 12-19Jack Russell puppies ready for Christmas, $99. Call 762-8657.12-19, 12-26Full-blooded Pit Bulldog puppies, believed Gotti line, no papers. Call Steve for further information at 4472437. 12-19, 12-26Dogs for sale, Wolf dog, white female, approximately six months old, gentle with people, $50. Red Pit Bulldog, female, gentle with people, great hog dog, $50. Pit Bulldog, male, young less than a year old, will make a great hog dog, $50. Call 643-2370 or 776-5827. 12-19, 12-26 HUNTING/FISHINGDakota SL crossbow, $300. Two tree stands, like new, $150 each. Call 575-1234. 12-12, 12-19 EQUIPMENT1994 ITM 539 model tractor, less than 700 hours, $5,500. Call 8789019. 12-12, 12-19 WANTEDWashing machine in good condition. Call 237-1447. 12-12, 12-19 VEHICLE ACCESSORIES18 Toyota Tundra stock wheels and tires. 255/70/18 Bridgestone Duelers H/T. Tires have 11,500 miles on them, come with lug nuts and chrome covers for wheels, $550. Call 643-6942 for more information. 12-12, 12-19Fiberglass camper shell, S10 pickup. At Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFNUsed tires: four tubeless radials size P225/50R17935 at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN MOTORCYCLES & ATVS2004 Kawasaki Prairie 300, 2x4, green, low hours, never been in mud, $2,000. Call 573-8094.12-19, 12-26 PETS/SUPPLIESHorse trailer, 16 ft., a stock trailer with a tack room. Call 491-7380.12-19, 12-26 SUBSCRIPTION FORMPlease enclose a check or money order for $18 and mail to:The Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321Name_____________________________________________ Address__________________________________________ City_____________________State______Zip___________ Phone________________ Email ____________________GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CALHOUN-LIBERTYJOURNAL

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 HEADINGDont miss Decembers holiday hunting traditionsTA TUM'S HARDWAREBest Wishes All Around No matter what the occasion, good friends always come in handy. At this very special time of year, we thank you all for being ours. Gifts for the handyman and woman! portable grills for the camp. SEASONS GREETINGS!THE LIBERTY COUNTY LANDFILL will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 Dec. 25 of the Christmas holiday. Solid Waste Dept. at 643-3777. Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. #CMC1249570(850) 674-4777 Whaley FROM -Outta the Woods The BSRs and their listing recommendations are available at MyFWC.com/ ImperiledSpecies.

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 Carters Law Enforcement Supply If you dont know the size or much about the products and dont have time to get over to Marianna. This is your best way out. to your house for the best merchandise you could give. GUNSMITHING Through this door passed the worlds greatest people......our Customers!Merry Christmas from BLACKBURNSGROCERY *Air Condition *Furnaces *Water Heaters *Electrical *Refrigerators *Rubber Roofs *Hitches *Awnings *Slide-out Repair *Floor Repair Big River R V Everyone atwould like to wish you and your family all a safe and wonderfulMerry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc. We will be closed from Dec. 24 through Dec. 28. for the holidays.If youre from the South, youll recognize that as the polite, sevenword shorthand for times when we really want to say: Go back to wherever you came from before you make this place as miserable as the one you left. But dont worry, we usually reserve that sentiment for genuine jerks and idiots. Between state laws, the U.S. Constitution and the Holy Bible, theres not much you can do about invasive people. But theres a lot we can do about plants and animals that make their way here. And wed better get busy because Florida has turned into a virtual fauna. Weve already lost the battle kudzu, but we still have a chance to stop the Burmese python from becoming a permanent Florida resident. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), there is now a breeding population of them in the Florida Everglades and scientists are worried they could change the entire ecosystem. Im worried theyll find their way up here to Northwest Florida. Let me be real clear about something: I really dont like snakes. I know they have their place, and Ive made peace with all the native species. I consider it a sign of maturity that I no longer shoot or hack up every one I see. But pythons? Oh, hell no. Were talking about a snake that can grow to be almost 30 feet long and squeeze a fullgrown man to death. I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in a state where bears and gators have to watch where they step. I certainly dont want to ever see one in the Apalachicola River swamp. Pythons, you say? Well, there goes the neighborhood. So count me among the many folks who are happy about FWCs Python Challenge, a monthlong effort to harvest as many pythons as possible. The only thing I would do differently is rename it The Great Python Murder-a-thon See, my goal isnt to just rid the Everglades of pythons; I want to leave a scar on all their future generations. Drive them all back to the jungles of Asia, where they can tell their grandchildren about the terrible mistake they made coming to Florida. But just like with everything else, theres a group of people out there defending the rights of pythons to be Floridians. I actually met a man who said, We humans are an invasive species ourselves. Okay, I said. Then lets approach it another way. As a human, if I was hunting out of season and without a license, They would tell me to put my hands over my head and, if I didnt, they would shoot me. So heres the deal, I continued. Any pythons who surrender and put their hands over their heads get to live. All the rest get shot immediately. The guy got a little angry and he wanted to argue the point some more. But I decided to be polite and end the conversation the best way I knew how. You aint from around here, are you? Could the growing python population be heading our way?Of pythons and morons Happy and Safe Holiday your solid waste pickup is on Tuesday through Friday. No service on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down SouthCalhoun County native Jim McClellan grew of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. He is sharing a few of his columns from his blog with Journal readers.

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Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2012-033CA LABAN BONTRAGER, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. TANTON and the Estate of HAZEL TANTON, and The U.S. Dept. of the Treasury Acting through the Internal Revenue Service, Defendants. ____________________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Order dated November 30, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-033CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Liberty County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS of the Liberty County Courthouse, Bristol, FL at 11 a.m. EST on the 8th day of January, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Order, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A below PARCEL I: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, thence run South 30 yards, thence run East 78 yards, thence run North 30 yards, thence run West to PLACE OF BEGINNING, in Section 5, Township 1 South, Range 7 West. PARCEL NO. II: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, and run South 30 yards, for POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run South 33 yards, thence run East along center of road know as Robertson Mill Road 78 yards, thence North 32 1/2 yards, thence West to POINT OF BEGINNING, and being in Section 5, Township 1 South, Range 7 West. PARCEL NO. III: COMMENCE at a concrete monument marking the Northwest Corner of Section 5, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, Liberty County, Florida, and run thence South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 18 Seconds East along the Westerly boundary of said Section 5, a distance of 1634.43 feet, thence North 80 Degrees 40 Minutes 16 Seconds East 83.77 feet, to an iron rod (LS 5024) at a fence corner for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence along a fence as follows: thence South 01 Degree 46 Minutes 33 Seconds East 163.90 feet, thence South 89 Degrees 27 Minutes 37 Seconds West 237.15, thence South 02 Degrees 46 Minutes 43 Seconds East 264.29 feet, thence leaving said fence run thence North 89 Degrees 56 Minutes 27 Seconds East 462.01 feet, thence North 01 Degree 09 Minutes 57 Seconds East 471.12 feet, thence South 80 Degrees 40 Minutes 16 Seconds West 46.73 feet, thence North 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 18 Seconds West along the Westerly boundary of lands Book 50, at page 742, of the Public Records of said county a distance of 120.15 feet to the southerly right of way boundary of the Robertson Mill Creek Road; thence South 79 Degrees 12 Minutes 42 Seconds West along said southerly right of way boundary, a distance of 77.34 feet, thence South 00 Degrees 07 minutes 18 Seconds East 118.15 feet, thence South 80 Degrees 40 Minutes 16 Seconds West 132.01 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of Dec., 2012 KATHY BROWN Clerk of the Circuit by: V. Summers Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 39-2012-CA-000067 DIVISION: CIRCUIT CIVIL 21ST M O RTGAG E CO RPO RATION, a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. M ONIQUE FINNE LL, a/k/a M ONIQU E BRE NDA FINN E LL; JEFF WHITFI ELD; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC., a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida; UNID E NTIFI E D JOHN DOE(S) and/or UNIDENTIFIED JANE DOE(S), Defendants. _________________/ CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 6, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 15, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. (EST), at the Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 NW State Rd 20, Bristol, FL 32321, the following described property: C ommence at a concrete CLJ Job Market Diesel Mechanic (Quincy, FL)Higdon Furniture Co. Fax resumes to (850) 627-2486 The Liberty County Water Department seeks the Meter Reading/Service Department. SCHEDULE: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Emergency & on-call responsibility ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Visually check meters and make accurate entries into electronic meter reading device. Change out meters, check valves and/or meter bottoms as needed. Assist with service orders and investigation orders. Change out meters occasionally ters. Handle and troubleshoot customer complaints. Flushing Water Mains. Other duties as assigned. This is technical work assisting with and learning all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the Countys water treatment facilities. After instruction and orientation, quality and speed of work on routine operator. Knowledge/Education & Experience Required: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Must possess a Class C Water Florida (FAC 62-602) within a period of two (2) years, however, demonstrated within one (1) year. Valid Florida Drivers License and good driving record. Skills Required/Desired: Basic tool, equipment, and vehicle maintenance, Basic computer skills, Ability to read and under stand construction plans, Ability to Supervise In-Mates Abilities Required (work characteristics, behaviors, leadership abilities, etc.): Must have initiative and be resourceful in problem solving, Clear Speaking Voice/Legible Handwriting, Physical and Drug Screening required. 45 positions Temporary/seasonal work. Stable Attendant needed to handle horses. Work includes feeding, watering, turning out horses and general farmwork, from 1/21/2013 to 11/21/2013, at Winbak Farm, LLC, Chesapeake City, MD. One ence required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employerpaid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. $10.34/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #219211. Professional References and Resume is required. It will need to be submitted in the Vacancies section under Human Resources/Careers of the online applica tion at the LCSB website, www.lcsbonline.org. On the Current Job Openings page, click on the Link, under How to Apply beside the position you are interested plication, it must be attached to the position. Resume can be attached to the online application under the be used, i.e. (Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School, etc.). Those without computer access may come to the cation. Assistance will be provided, if needed. Reasonable accommodations for completing forms and interviews are available for people with disabilities when requested in advance. For a request for reaof the Superintendent. LOCATION:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: *Bachelors Degree in Accounting or an Appropriate Finance area or ten accounting or auditing may be substituted for degree or auditing. *Must provide written references upon request from the Superintendent. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: *Knowl edge of governmental accounting standards, Florida School law and State Board of Education regulations. Management skills in supervising areas of budgeting, accounting, auditing, purchasing, investments, risk management and food service. Ability to plan and analyze. Ability to use personal computer / mainframe software and hardware. Knowledge of banking as it relates to investments. Ability to use effective public relations skills. Ability to effectively use problem-solv ing skills, group dynamics and communication skills for both oral and written presentations.COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $45,000.00 $60,404.00 Applications will be received from: Dec. 13, 2012-Dec. 27, 2012Employment opportunities are offered without regard or marital status.The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications for the following position for the 2012-2013 school year. FINANCE COORDINATOR/SUPER VISORmonument marking the Northwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 4, Town ship 1 South, Range 7 West, Liberty County, Florida and run thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 21 seconds East along the Northerly bound ary of said Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter a distance of 881.74 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 00 degrees 06 minutes 46 seconds West 676.54 feet to a concrete monument on the Northerly maintained right of way boundary of a graded road; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 45 seconds East 1,117.95 feet; thence North 82 degrees 43 minutes 52 seconds E ast along said Northerly maintained right of way bound ary, a distance of 94.69 feet; thence North 76 degrees 54 minutes 55 seconds E ast along said Northerly maintained right of way bound ary, a distance of 94.38 feet; thence North 05 degrees 09 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 250.35 feet to the Southwesterly right of way boundary of State Road No. 20 (100 foot right of way); thence North 68 degrees 12 minutes 07 seconds West along said Southwesterly right of way boundary, a distance of 112.18 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 46 minutes 17 seconds West a distance of 117.68 feet; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 43 seconds West, a distance of 299.21 feet; thence North 21 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds E ast, a distance of 217.21 feet to the aforesaid Southwesterly right of way boundary, thence South 68 degrees 12 minutes 07 seconds East along said Southwesterly right of way boundary, a distance of 238.98 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH that certain 1995 Homes of M erit mobile home bearing IdenCP72312321A and FLHML CP72312321B. Property Address: 13311 NW State Road 20, Bristol, FL 32321. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 6, 2012 KATHLEEN BROWN, CLERK LIBERTY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: V. Summers Deputy Clerk 12-19, 12-26

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 31 The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell. Members present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Tina Tharpe, Kyle Peddie, Logan Kever and Superin tendent Gloria Gay Uzzell. SUPERINTENDENT Gloria Gay Uzzell 13761 NW Pea Ridge Rd. Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov. 2016 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Logan Kever 5083 NW Boykin Road Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov.2016 District I Tina Tharpe 12922 NW Old Post Road Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov. 2016 District II Darrel L. Hayes P.O. Box 190 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov. 2014 District III Brandon Kyle Peddie 22404 NW Highway 20 Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: Nov. 2014 District IV Roger W. Reddick 25018 NE Whitehead Rd. Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: Nov. 2014 District V The prayer was offered by Kyle Peddie and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Superintendent Uzzell. Reddick made a motion, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to appoint Kyle Peddie for School Board Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2012-2013, Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to appoint Darrel Hayes as Vice-Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2012-2013. Superintendent Uzzell turned the meeting over to Kyle Peddie, School Board Chairman. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe and carried unani mously to adopt the agen da. OLD BUSINESS None ACTION ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unani mously to set the Regular School Board Meetings for 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Liberty County School Board Meeting Room at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, Florida 32321. 2. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe and carried unani Depository (Cadence Bank) for 2012-13. 3. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unani mously to approve Expenditures Statement Format for 2012-13. 4. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe and carried unani mously to approve revised School Board Member and Superintendent Salaries for 2012-13. PERSONNEL 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unani mously to accept resignation from Whitney Holcomb, teacher at Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School, effective Nov. 13, 2012. 2. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Reddick and carried unani mously to accept letter of resignation from Larry Hutcheson as contracted consultant (external evalu ator for 21st Century Community Learning Centers) effective Nov. 1, 2012. 3. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Jack Hal Summers, Jr. as contracted consultant (external evaluator for 21st Century Community learn ing Centers) effective Dec. 1, 2012. 4. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unani mously to approve recommendation of Amanda Brock as teacher, Allied Health, at Liberty County High School, effective Nov. 27, 2012. 5. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Stephanie Hofheinz, Director of Finance, effective Dec. 31, 2012. 6. DELETED. 7. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes and carried unani mously to accept letter of resignation from Lisa M. Smith, Paraprofessional at WR Tolar K-8 School, effective Nov. 30, 2012. EMERGENCY ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unani mously to approve transfer of Rita Lewis from teacher at Bristol Youth Academy to Teacher on Special Assignment: Food Service and Assessment effective Nov. 26, 2012. 2. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe and carried to approve extension of Agreement for Contracted Services with Sheila D. Shelton and the Liberty County School Board for Assistance with Food Service and Training Food Service Personnel, beginning Nov. 26, 2012, 6.5 hours per day, $25 per hour, for a total of 15 days. Hayes, Reddick, Tharpe and Kever voted yes. Peddie voted no. 3. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unani mously to accept letter of resignation from Irene J. Myers, teacher at W.R. Tolar K-8 School, effective Nov. 23, 2012. 4. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Reddick and carried unani mously to approve request to advertise for Middle School Science teacher at W.R. Tolar K-8 School. 5. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried to approve request to create and advertise District Secretary position at Liberty County School Board District Ofistration. Reddick, Hayes, Tharpe and Kever voted yes. Peddie voted no. 6. The School Board recognized and congratu lated the 2012 Liberty County High School Volleyball team and coaches as State Class 1A RunnerUp 7. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unani mously to transfer Alfreda Phillips to Hosford Elemen tary and Jr. High School for remainder of the 2012position vacated by Whitney Holcomb. 8. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve request to grant permission to advertise for Paraprofessional at W.R. Tolar K-8 School for the remainder of the 2012-2013 sition vacated by Lisa M. Smith. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS Hayes mentioned that there is a school board employee who pays admission to the football games and spends most of the time at the game working drains and other issues that come up at the concession stand. He asked if there was a way that the High School could waive admission for him or do something to acknowledge his efforts. Reddick asked the Superintendent and Board about considering lowering the threshold that is currently set at $25,000 for Board approval. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m. ___________________ Superintendent, Gloria Gay Uzzell Chairman Kyle PeddieNov. 19 Liberty School Board organizational meeting minutes 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 Clay ONealsLand Clearing, Inc. 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Lots of birthdays and a wedding.....9 Fire safety...10 Obituaries...23 Classieds...26 & 27 Job Market...30 Sheriff's Log....2 Driver, 69, charged with felony DUI.....2 Bristol has a new mayor.....3 Commentary.....6 & 7 CLJNews.com WEdnDNEsdSDAY, DEcCEmbMBER 19, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 50 J OURRNAAL THE CAlLHounOUN-LibIBERt TY 50INCLUDES TAX An exuberant Sarah Shuler takes the stage during Blountstown Elementary Schools Jury convicts Meth Mom on 4 counts PA AGEE 2Dedication set for Mossy Pond Library PA AGEE 4Animal Planet coming to Bristol PA AGEE 5 Torreya Park Cracker CabinPA AGEE 8Of pythons and moronsPA AGEE 29 Redneck Christmas Parade were joined by their buddy Duke, who makes his way down DANIELDANIEL WILLIAILLIAMSS PHOTT OSSDear Santa, Im probley not the best kid in town but I think ive been good enough to get some presents.DestinyPA AGEE 11Dear Santa, I want 1,000 dolers, a shot gun and a pistel. AllenPA AGEE 11Dear Santa, I want a model car (1980s) mercedies, Samsun galaxy, DS games, pencil holder, Florida Gator hat. MichaelPA AGEE 20Dear Santa, I want 1,000 dolers, a shot gun and a pistel. AllenPA AGEE 11

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 Journal EditorA Calhoun County jury returned a guilty verdict last Wednesday against a Clarksville woman charged with making methamphetamine in the presence of her children. The jury was out just 70 minutes before returning with their verdict. Angela Howard, 34, was found guilty of child abuse, possession of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and manufacturing methamphetamine. She is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 9. Assistant State Attorney Gary Pack is asking the judge to send her to prison for 20 years. This was not a case of where adults were just putting poison in their bodies, said Pack. The shake and bake method of making methamphetamine was being done with her two kids present that was the crux of the case. He said that method of cooking meth is dangerous, explaining its very He said Howards testimony showed It didnt bother her that her kids were there. Howards two sons then age nine and 14 were at the mobile home Jan. 10 when deputies from the Calhoun County Sheriffs residence to serve warrants. Deputies heard the sound of people running through the trailer before Howard opened the front door. A smokey haze was coming from a bedroom and there was a strong chemical odor in the home, according to the arrest report. The components of a methamphetamine lab and paraphernalia were in plain view in the home, according to the arrest report. A hotplate and folded piece of burnt tinfoil was found on the bedroom dresser; elsewhere, a variety of materials used in the one pot method of making meth were found including striped lithium batteries, drain opener, several cold compress packs that are used as a source of ammonium nitrate, a 32 ounce bottle of lighter fluid, funnels and empty pseudoephedrine blister packs. An unspecified amount of finished meth was found inside a glass container in the bedroom dresser. Howard took the stand and denied having anything to do with making meth but did admit to smoking methamphetamine four times that day, according to Pack. She told the jury she arrived at the home just ten minutes before deputies got there. Howard and three others were arrested that day. Brandon Keller, of Tallahassee, and Casey Ruis, of Havana, both entered pleas and testified against Howard. Keller was sentenced to serve 18 months. Ruis, who had a prior criminal history, was given 15 years in prison. A fourth person found at the scene identified as Jessica Brown of Tallahassee has eluded law enforcement and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. All were originally arrested on the same charges as Howard. Pack. All have gone to prison because they were manufacturing these drugs in front of their kids. He added, Its toxic. Theyre slowly killing their kids. Any parent found making the drug in the presences of children years, he said. Jury convicts Clarksville Meth Mom on 4 countsea owad Damaged car left behind at accident scene in Bay CountyJordan charged with battery, vehicle theftA Blountstown man was arrested for battery and vehicle theft following an altercation at a Pine Street residence Sunday after he allegedly took off in someone elses vehicle and left it behind after getting in an accident, according to a report from the Calhoun County Gary B. Jordan, 33, was taken into custody as he was trying to leave a residence following a dispute with a 14-year-old girl, according to Deputy Jody Hoagland. The girl stated that Jordan poked her in the face several times during an argument. Jordan told the deputy the teenager was running her mouth. A witness stated the argument was about Jordan taking a vehicle earlier without permission. Earlier that afternoon, Jordan was seen Brigham. in Panama City, and contacted a friend there who drove him back to Blountstown. The Florida Highway Patrol found the car, which had heavy front end damage. Jordans bond was set at $11,000. He is being held in the Calhoun County Jail.CCALHOUN C COUNTYDecember 11 VOP, CCSO. December 12 domestic battery, CCSO. R grand theft auto (Gulf County warrant), CCSO. Eldridge Cross, DUI felony, BPD. December 13 VOP, CCSO. December 14 Jason Newton, violation of injunction, CCSO. December 15 out of county warrant, CCSO. December 16 driving with license suspended or revoked (felony), BPD. December 17 G battery, vehicle theft, CCSO.LLIBERTYBERTY CCOUNTYDecember 12 L petty theft, LCSO. December 13 Angela Howard, holding for CCSO, CCSO. failure to appear (war rant), LCSO. December 16 serving 14 days, sentenced from court, LCSO. holding for CCSO, CCSO. A A ccidents Special details B Business alarms R Residential alarmsC C omplaints SHER HER IFFS LO LOG Gaoda After driving recklessly and hitting mailbox at businessMMarianna man charged A concerned motorist who reported a southbound vehicle traveling recklessly on Hwy. 71 North can be credited with getting an intoxicated driver off the road. Deputy Scotty Norris and scene where a 2013 Nissan that had been seen weaving across the highway struck a mailbox and pulled into the parking lot at Amerigas. The driver, identified as 69-year-old Eldridge Cross steering wheel of the vehicle with the motor still running when the deputy arrived. Cross smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage and he had soiled his pants. A half-empty bottle of Seagrams Extra Dry Gin was found in the passengers seat. After determining that he was unable to perform any having an open container. Breath samples given to determine his level of intoxication resulted in readings of .269 and .284. The legal limit is .08. He was charged with felony DUI and later given a conditional release.dideoss

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Yuletide GreetingsOur warmest wishes to you and yours this holiday season. Liberty CCounty CCourthouseKathy Brown, Clerk and staff We will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 & Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday Dr. BBarry EEdewaard17521 MAIN ST. N Blountstown PHONE 674-2020Dr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard, Betty Pitts & Kayla HiresIf our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.RRoy LessinGod Sent Us A Savior Happy HolidaysMay you be safe and receive many blessings during these holidays and throughout the year. My family and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Roger Reddick, Liberty County School Board Member, Dist. 5 & Owner, Riverside Cabinets As we spruce up our place for the holiday season we recall the many good friends who have helped to make us feel at ho-ho-home here Merry Christmas and many thanks.We be closed on Christmas dayDECK THE HALLS PHONE 762-3228 Waldorff Ace Hardware25615 North MMain Street Altha, FL 32421 A subscription to The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is a great last-minute gift idea! NEwW B BRisISTOlL Ma MA YOR Ta AKEsS OaA ThH New City of Bristol Mayor Steve Cutshaw is shown City Council. I was honored to be council vice-chairman and Im just as honored to be mayor, he said, adding, Im looking forward to representing the city. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOMany Christmas traditions are older than some celebrants might think. The tradition of lighting up a Christmas tree, for example, dates back to the days before Christmas lights. Before electricpowered twinkle lights were invented and even before electricity was discovered, people used actual candles to adorn the Christmas tree. As one can imagine, havto a dried-out tree was risky, so it was customary to keep a bucket of water next to the tree in enough, the tinsel used to decorate trees was made from strips of silver and even lead -something that is now known to be a health hazard to adults and children alike. a long way since candles and lead, even now trees that are overly dry and decorated with lights that have frayed wires can just as easily tic tinsel can be a choking hazard for children and pets. One Christmas staple that has lost its status as a safety hazard is the poinsettia plant. It has long been thought that poinsettias are poisonous to people and animals. While there is some toxicity to the plant, it would require the ingestion of hundreds of leaves to get a toxic dose of a Some holiday traditions older than you think

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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 19, 2012Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your community announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,294 Wednesday, December 19 Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Sunday, December 23 Saturday, December 22 Thursday, December 20 Friday, December 21TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail TODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Courthouse 7 p.m., Fire House Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty Hospital 6 p.m., Emergency Management Building on Spring St., Bristol Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Winter Wonderland ExpressVeterans Memorial Park 6:30 p.m. 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, HosfordBIRTHDAY Godfrey Pete Peterson BIRTHDAY Angie Davis BIRTHDAYS Kaylee Wheetley Emily Todd Newly remodeled McDonalds opensThe grand opening of the newly remodeled McDonalds in Blountstown is set for Thursday, December 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. The celebration will begin with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony followed by a VIP Reception.Corinth Baptist youth selling Fun Station fun cards for youth campLooking for a great stock stuffer or inexpensive gift for kids of all ages? The youth of Corinth Baptist Church are selling Fun Station fun cards for only $13. Each card includes one game of mini-golf, one game of laser-tag and one go-kart session. But thats not all! You also get 20 tokens to use in the arcade. Now thats a deal for everyone. Please call Jeff Sewell at 4336108 or Beckie Black at 556-4270. This is a fundraiser for church youth camp. Thank you and Merry Christmas!Chickens & turkeys for sale at SettlementThe Panhandle Pioneer Settlement has a number of chickens, roosters and turkeys for sale. Curly Cushion Chickens and roosters are $3 each. Turkeys are $20 each, or two for $35. All proceeds from this sale goes to purchase more feed for the other chickens here at the Settlement in Blountstown. For more information, please call 6742777.Newly-formed Liberty Education Foundation, Inc. seeks volunteersSteve Cutshaw of Bristol is the founder and president of Liberty County Education Foundation, Inc., which has been organized to help area students by providing leadership and assistance in furthering their education. ganization whose mission is the promotion of Liberty County Schools educational services, to promote its objectives, to sponsor and support the arts and athletics, to implement the total program of activities of the Liberty County School Board in appropriate ways and to otherwise assist, aid and advance the activities and services of the school board as it serves the citizens of Florida. One of our main goals will be to provide scholarships to deserving Liberty County graduating students. The foundation will survive solely on donations from individuals, business, grants and other donation avekind in Liberty County and already has assisted with classroom needs and teacher training. We are licensed as a 501c3 with the IRS. The founding members and curand The foundation wishes to thank Hugh Black, Donnie Read and Ken Hosford for their dedication. Donations can be made at Centenial Bank in Bristol and donations are completely tax deductible. Please contact Steve Cutshaw at 643-4115 if you are interested in volunteering for the foundation or would like more information about our activities. The Calhoun County Commission dedication of the Don Miller Complex and The Mossy Pond Public Library and Community Center will be held Thursday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Thomas Flowers, Calhoun County Commission Chairman Shelton, County Commissioner District three; Ruth Attaway, Calhoun County Clerk of Court and Joe Woods, Public Works Director and Grants Coordinator. Kimbrel, Calhoun County Sheriff; Peggy Howland, Healthy Start Program Manager; Jerry Keiser, Panhandle Public Library Cooperative Administrator and Rita Maupin, Calhoun County Public Library Director. Please join in the celebration. Light refreshments will be available.Dedication ceremony planned for Mossy Pond Library Dec. 20

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the employees atBBUY RRITEE DRRUGSWe thank our customers for their patronage in 2012! HOLIDAY HOURS: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CLOsSEdD on Christmas Day The Diamond Corner STOREWIDE SALE Merry Christmas Journal EditorTorreya State Park is home to many unique plants and animals like the Torreya Tree, the Seminole Dusky Salamander. Junior, say they had a close at Torreya. Park. just happen up on the mysterious Sasquatch Hunters, and their com. Planet channel and they are the prospect. Animal Planet coming to Torreya Park to lm segment for Finding Bigfoot THEIR ACCOUNT:Fellow Sasquatch Hunter Glen Pieri wrote up the following account of what the Browns experienced during their visit to Torreya State Park in May 2012: At 6:15 p.m., they arrived at the spot where they park. The two unloaded everything out of the truck and headed down the mile-long trail to the place where they would be camping for the evening. It had just rained, so it was really humid out and everything was wet. About 6:55 p.m. they arrived at the location where they would camp. The plan they had was a simple one; one they usually followed if they were getting to an area late music through the boombox. This may not seem like a good idea but if youre in a remote area where people dont usually camp, this can be a good way to draw the sasquatch in. The night seemed to go by without a peep until 11:00 p.m. Thats when they started hearing the noises. First it started with a knock. Both of them heard it and looked at each other. They quickly wrote it off as nothing and went minutes later they heard another knock. Thats when they started paying closer attention. Shortly after that they started hearing footfalls coming from around the camp. After about 15 minutes of this and two more knocks (one was preceded by a growling/grunting sound), they turned up the radio and got the FLIR thermal camera ready so they could slip out of camp, hoping to catch whatever They headed down the trail with their lights out; Stacy, Sr. running the FLIR [in black heat mode. This allowed Sr. to see the ground better than in white heat While going down the trail, they continued to hear the sounds of something big moving through the brush ahead. After about 20 minutes of walking down the trail they heard something close real close. Thats when Stacy, Sr. saw a black spot on the thermal indicating a living object. He paused and watched it for a minute. When he noticed it peeking out from behind a tree, he started to record. The next 22 seconds would come as a major shock to him. Since the incident, they have been heavily investigating the area, trying to determine the size of the creature and it was completely dark so they had no idea exactly where they were, only the general area they were in. After months of investigation, they teamed up with Cliff Barackman (of Animal Planets Finding Bigfoot program) to help with the investigation. After countless out the size of the creature.

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This piece is about mass murders, not gun ownership. I own guns. I am one of the million people in Florida with a license to carry a concealed weapon. The mass murder of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is beyond imagination. What could be a more American place than an elementary school for kindergarten to fourth grade children? For the majority of Americans, the Second Amendment right to bear arms along with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech is the cornerstone of democracy. Yes, there is more stuff in the Constitution of which few are aware, First and Second Amendments. 1787, James Madison pledged to the Anti-Federalists, the Conservatives of that era, that the Constitution would be amended to accommodate personal rights that are now embodied in the Bill of Rights. Madison relied on the Virginia Declaration of Rights for most of his proposed amendments. The original list contained 16 proposals pared to 12 with Rights that we know today. A bit of historical trivia: The current First Amending number one only after the rejection of the original numbers one and two. According to the Blackwell Encyclopedia of the American Revolution, The Second Amendment remilitia instead of a detested standing army, and hence, The Second through Fifth Amendments were designed to protect the colonists against foreign armies such as peacetime quartering of army troops in private homes and unreasonable searches by army troops. Unfortunately, for many Americans, the original purpose of the Second Amendment has morphed into the belief that they need to be armed to the teeth to defend themselves against our own federal government. People actually believe that President Obama or someone from the federal government is going to arrive at their house and conThat will never happen. Right or wrong, the Second Amendment is so ingrained in the American psyche that America would have to become a police state like the former Soviet Union The question for all Americans is one of how much of our Second Amendment rights are we willing to give up in order to decrease the number of senseless mass murders like the one that just occurred in Connecticut? number of senseless killings because gun control is one of those volatile issues that can never be totally resolved in a democratic society, particularly a society armed with the potency of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Senseless killings will continue. The question is can some be prevented. In my view, gun control is primarily a state issue. There are already federal gun laws, but enforcement is tepid at best. Like many federal laws, there is no mechanism to provide 100% enforcement. Problem is too big, no money and no people to enforce the law. I think that people have a right to own guns. I own guns. I am one of the million people in Florida with a license to carry a concealed weapon. My work takes me to the outback, and I always have one of my friends with meMr. Beretta or my German buddy because sensible gun control does not prevent people like me from owning handguns and shotguns. Howwould still be in the military. believe them, but the mentally deranged will use the So, in my view, the issue is how to reduce mass murders in America. Are people willing to accept gun control for military style weapons? Are friends and families willing to report people to mental healthcare providers whom they consider a risk to society? tion. The answer is no. They Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 COMMENTARYCORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Late Night LaughsA recaRECAP oOF recentRECENT obOBSerER Vation ATIONS by BY lateLATE niNIGhtHT tV TV hoHOStTS.The G Golden G Globe nominations were announced and Lincoln got seven nominations. F Finally, a Republican who might win something. JAY LENOThe new movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out. It is almost three hours long. going to save myself some time and just read the book. JIMMY FF ALLONFFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the recovery. The good news is most Americans will not be affected by this because they had no idea there WASS a recovery. JAY LENOThe DEA says drug smugglers in Mexico are using canons to shoot marijuana over into the U.SS. They have three distances far, really far, CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONThe Mayan calendar says that on the 21st, the end of the world kind of takes the edge off the DAV VID LETTERMAN Lincoln was nominated for best picture, best director, best beard without a mustache, and furriest top hat. JIMMY KIMMELThe U.SS. Census Bureau says that by the year 2043, white people will be in the minority in the United S States. By that time, the country will be 15 percent black, 31 percent Hispanic, and 1 percent Republican. JAY LENO farewell speeches from retiring senators. Each stopped working years ago. JIMMY FF ALLONder two weeks away, and today S Santa released 10 years of tax returns. DAV VID LETTERMANThe Army has started kicking out overweight that are obese. That shows you how times have changed. Back in the s, you had to go to Canada to stay out of the Army. Now, you just have to JAY LENOThe satellite that North Korea launched last week is apparently unstable, and could collide with several American satellites. Or as North Korea calls that, The point. JIMMY FF ALLONBarbara Walters chose G General David P Petraeus as the most fascinating person of 2012. What a coincidence. SSo did PPaula Broadwell. JAY LENOHBO is planning a new movie similar to GGame Change, but based on the 2012 election. The doing anything. JIMMY FF ALLONThe nominations for the G Golden G Globes were announced. If you got a screaming phone call at 4 a.m., you were either nominated for a G Golden JIMMY KIMMEL Kanye West performed while wearing a leather people who had to see that. onanrinSecond AAmendment & gun control

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY NNo party for the TT ea PartyWASHINGTON When South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint announced he was stepping down from his Senate seat with four more years to go, he sent a strong signal about the future of the Tea Party, a movement that is about to become a party in search of a party. No one has been a greater advocate for the Tea Party movement from its inception than DeMint and he was one its principal links to the Republican Party. But the Tea Party is a barnacle movement. It cannot stand on its own; it must attach itself to another party and the Republican Party was the only entity offering it a home. But that was before the 2012 elections and the When DeMint says Republicans have lost the argument on making tax cuts permanent for the top two percent of earners, he speaks from a base of knowledge. He speaks as a leader of a party within a party. He knows its just a matter of time before his two masters the GOP and the Tea Party acknowledge reality and come avoid its worst impact should the impasse continue into the new year. DeMint is leaving the Senate to assume the presidency of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that was created some 30 years ago to inform and assist the Reagan administration. There he will draw a salary of well over a million dollars, many times what he earned as a lawmaker. Still, it is highly unusual for a U.S. senator to give up a seat with so much time left on the clock. It is a commentary on the state of dysfunction on Capitol Hill together with the heightened power of outside groups. In this instance, the Tea Party gets blamed for taking the GOP so far to the right that it lost touch with mainstream America. Republicans anticipated taking control of the U.S. Senate in the November election, and it didnt happen because extremist Tea Party candidates in Indiana and Kentucky torpedoed their partys chances, causing the Republican brand overall to lose credibility with the voters. DeMint read the election results and concluded that ground, but may yet have power as an outside lobbying force. But the Heritage Foundation, highly regarded for its work advancing conservative policies, is taking a risk with DeMint. He is an advocate and an ideologue, and could cost Heritage some of the credibility it has worked hard to build. Call it Tea Party poison. Without DeMint in the Senate, the diminished Tea Party wing of the GOP will now turn to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and incoming Texas freshman Ted Cruz, although it remains to be seen how much longer mainstream Republicans will tolerate them and their kind. Meanwhile, if Tea Party obstinacy on tax rates takes us over the cliff, the Bush tax cuts will expire anyway, so what does the Republican Party gain? To paraphrase its goal and forfeits its soul? WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 Merry Christmas from Chris, Stormy and Myah Wise and our staff Joey Wise, Travis Pitts, Sheila Cauley, Renee Ayres and Tonya Rollins. As we celebrate the message of We are honored and blessed to serve people like you! Cracker Cabin opens at park C Clerk of CCourt

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birthdays DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 SYdDNEY SHAWSydney Shaw celebrated her 10th birthday Friday, Dec. 14. She is the daughter of Brandy Sandlin and Steve Shaw of Blountstown. Her grandparents are Dee Dee Shaw of Blountstown, Norma and Randy Smith of Orrville, OH and the late Tommy Spence of Oatman, AZ. Her great-grandparents are Dorothy Campbell of Wooster, OH and the late Katherine Fant of Scotts Ferry. She enjoys playing with her dog, Pixie and her cats. She loves to listen to music, draw, play the Wii, shoot the BB gun and annoy her sister, Ashley. She had a Rock Star Party with her friends. She wished she could have seen her special friend, the late Doug Thomas of Blountstown.AsASHLEY MMARIE SMITHAshley Marie Smith celebrated her 18th birthday Wednesday, Dec. 12. She is the daughter of Bruce and Lisa Smith of Bristol. Her grandparents are Billy Ray Smith of Blountstown, Eleanor and Ed Ligon and Linda and Clyde Gainey, all of Bristol. She is enjoying her senior year at LCHS. She loves volleyball and softball and spending time with her closest friends and cousins. HHOLLI PEddDDIE birthday Friday, Dec. 21. She is the daughter of Jamie Peddie of Hosford and Chad Peddie of Bristol. Her grandparents are Robert Chason, Jr. of Hosford, Anna Chason, Tim and Tammy McCroskey, all of Bristol and Tim Peddie of Scotts Ferry. She enjoys playing with her brothers, Hunter and Hayden and also spending time with her cousins, Lex Herndon and Lilah McCroskey.Ray Cook and Tabatha Connelly would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The happy couple will be married December 24 at 5 p.m. (CT) at the brides family home in Blountstown. All family and friends are welcome to attend. No invitations are being sent out. The bride is the daughter of the late George P. Connelly, Jr. and Laura Davene Bailey Connelly. The groom is the son of the late Buck Cook and Ernest and Faye McCardel.CCook, CConnelly to exchange wedding vows on Dec. 24CCARMEN MMARTINCarmen Martin will celebrate her eighth birthday Friday, Dec. 21. She is the daughter of Amanda Phillips of Bristol and Casey and Maggie Martin of Clarksville. She enjoys riding her new bike and playing outside with her little brother, J.C. She celebrated with a Cinderella theme party.TTRAYsSON LLEE LLEWIsSTrayson Lee Lewis celebrated his fourth birthday Wednesday, Dec. 19. He is the son of Ashley and Stacey Lewis of Hosford. His grandparents are Robin and Bobby Blackburn of Hosford, Rhonda and Jerry Lewis of Bristol and Pat Conley and Tony Conley, both of Marianna. He enjoys playing with all of his brothers, Trenton, Tryston and Taylor. He enjoys time with all of his cousins, but most of all he enjoys being spoiled by his grandparents.DELLA M MCCCARdDLEDella McCardle celebrated Dec. 6. She is the daughter of Dale and Maggie McCardle. Her grandparents are Earnest and Faye McCardle and Wanda and the Altha and Gerry Skeen of Topeka, KS. She enjoys playing with her big brother, Justin and all of her cousins. She celebrated with a Minnie Mouse party at her Nanas with lots of family and friends. MMONROE HHINsSONMonroe Hinson celebrates his 17th birthday Wednesday, Dec. 19. He is the son of Gail and Blaire Richter of Hosford and Chaff Hinson of with his Daddy B., aggravating his sister T.K. and spending time with his Papa and Manny (Allen and Marian Strickland). He dislikes Chemistry, but loves baseball and often refers to himself as the Star Child. Wedding

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 THIS ONES FoO R YoO U!Merry Christmas & Happy New YearTo all our neighbors, customers and associates, our very best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Were proud to serve people like you and thank you for your continued support.We will be closed for the holidays on Monday, Dec. 24, Tuesday, Dec. 25 & Tuesday, Jan. 1.The Calhoun County Tax Collectors OfficeBecky Smith, Tax Collector & StaffGOLDEN PHARMACYPhone 674-4557 3 DDays of savings Wed. Thurs. Fri. THROUGHOUT THE STORE10%OFFAll Gifts 20-60 %OFFSelected Gifts We would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas Holiday gifts for the nature loverHoliday season is upon us. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or having a few extra days to celebrate with family and friends, coming up with appropriate presents can be a challenge. The key to gift-giving is matching the gift to the individual, while making sure it is something theyll enjoy, is hopefully good for them and not too expensive. And if it helps Mother Nature too, maybe thats the perfect gift. With that in mind, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several suggestions for your holiday shopping. How about an offering guaranteed to create a happier, healthier and more productive lifestyle? Richard Louv, chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network and author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods, has made a solid case, supported by years of research, that connecting with nature results in those in nature brings people of any age back to the roots connecting them with the nurturing earth. In a time when frantic schedules, enclosed spaces and constant noise tend to drive us a little crazy, it is a real gift to get outdoors and relax with family and friends, get moving to burn off some excess holiday calories and open the door to better communications. To start, how about planning a Perhaps more than any other boating are critical to the health and well-being of Americas outdoor heritage, according to the ing, introducing tens of millions of people each year to the wonders of nature. Fishing also serves as an important bridge and top gateway activity that leads participants to other outdoor passions. So why not invite your family right here in Florida the Fishing Capital of the World (FishingCapital.com)? An annual resident License.MyFWC.com, by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA or visiting an especially great gift. While you are purchasing the license, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network to help the FWC with Creating the next generation that cares. cense costs just $17. Since the avtypical trip, the cost is less than a quarter per hour of fun and healthy recreation. When you purchase a license you are also providing a gift to nature and future generations of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. For 75 years, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Prolicense fees are protected by law wildlife conservation. Moreover, fees collected by the federal govboats and motor boat fuels provide additional funding for recreational and gear at MyFWC.com/Fishing, date forecasts. One of the most fun tips is to have everyone register for Floridas freshwater angler recognition programs, including TrophyCatchFlorida.com. When you register, you become eligible for a Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat and trailer, with a Mercury outboard and Motor Guide trolling motor. That drawing will be in October 2013. However, for the hard-core freshwater anglers who travel Floridas fresh water, the ultimate catch is a trophy largemouth bass. The FWC and corporate partners reward anglers for reporting those challenge another angler and to more and keep informed, please like us at Facebook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida. Another great gift that will help anglers boast about their sport while supporting conservation is a Go Fishing largemouth bass specialty license plate for their vehicle at an authorized motor vehicle ofEnjoy your holidays and a lifetime of active nature-based recreation. Get Outdoors Florida! Tallahassee ALLAHASSEE Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service are encouraging Floridienjoying time with friends and family this holiday season. Over the summer months, Florida experienced above-normal amounts of precipitation; however, a recent decline in rainfall has increased drought conditions. In the fall and winter months, cold fronts move through the state and dry out vegetation. As a result, the underbrush exvember saw freezing temperatures reach from the Panhandle down into parts of central Florida. These freezing temperatures dry out the grasses and small brush Relative humidity below 35 percent, lack of rainfall for two weeks or longer and strong dry winds are all components that weather conditions could get out of control and spread quickly, said Jim Karels, Florida Forest Service director. The departments Florida Forest Service is urging residents to exercise caution with any type of outdoor burning given current weather conditions and heed these outdoor burning tips: windy conditions. Residents can also mitigate risk of dles from the roof and gutters, removing dead vegetation within 30 feet of the home and trimming trees and limbs within 15 feet of the chimney. For more ways The Florida Forest Service manages over one million acres of public forest land on 35 state forests and protects over 26 million acres of private homes, lands For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit. www.FreshFromFlorida.com.

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. For more phone 643-1090. SUCCESS HEALTH PEACE HOPE LOVE JOYACCEPTING NNEW PPaA TIENTSTELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DEENTURERE LABB ON PREMREMISEESSame-Day Service on RR epairs & R R elinesBristol Dental Clinic Ramseys Piggly Wiggly Your Hometown Store That Meets Your Budget Needs Dear Santa, Im probley not the best kid in town but I think ive been good enough to get some presents and the presents I want is a cell phone case thats lime green and some new shoes and clothes and a new cell phone screen and that about all. And Santa I can explain why I deserve everything. Just listen close. Okay! Here we go. The reason I deserve a cell phone case, some new shoes and clothes, and a new screen is because I play sports and keep my head on straight and have good grades. And from what I hear you got to have good grades to play sports. So I better keep my grades up! An just to let you in on a little secret When your a white, green, and red house its mine because we decorated our house with those colors. And while your there give me a bunch of gifts. Like more than I was supposed to get. Then when you go inside and see my HUGE Christmas tree look on the right side of the tree and you will see my favorite ornament of a snowman. One day I swear that snowman looked at me and smiled and said how was your day. It totally freaked me out and the rest of the night I could not sleep because of that crazy but cool snowman. you milk and cookies. Sincerely, Destiny Tucker Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a Wii U. I want the Wii U because it is only the most awsome gift that any kid would they saw it. So I would do ANYTHING to have the Wii U sitting in front of me I deserve a Wii U because I make As and I never got a dot in school in my whole life. Dots are where you get in trouble and get a hole punched in a conduct card. Thats why I think I deserve a Wii U for Christmas. I love Christmas because we decorate our house. First it is time to get the tree up. We decorate it with lights and ornaments. Then we go and decorate the porch with lots of pretty bright lights. Thats how I decorate my house. My favorite ornament is the one from disney world that has Cinderellas castle and a picture of my family in it. Its my favorite because it reminds me of my family and disney, two of my favorite things. So that is my favorite ornament. Truly yours, Summer Stone Dear Santa, All I want Chyistmas is Far Cry 3. I wish for it. We dont decorate any house. My favorite ornament is Albert the gator. Love, Dear Santa, I want 1,000 dolers, a shot gun and a pistel. I want 1,000 dolers to get hunting suplize, a shot gun to duck hunt, and a pistel to gater hunt. I should get it because I sent Santa 2,000 dolers. Ive helped mom cook. Ive also helped dad with the burn pile, We decorate our house with gourland and ornamants. My favorite orniment is the dove. Your friend, Allen Bates Dear Santa, For Christmas I want is an elf on the shelf, Black ops 2, and a Christmas carol CD. I deserve these because I help around the house. My house has lights around my front porch and a white fake Christmas tree. My favorite ornament is a picture of me Sincerely, Garrett Carter Dear Santa, This is the thing I want for Christmas. It is a bag of cookies for my mom and dad, and a go cart, SkyLanders Giant, laptop, and a new DVD player. The reason why I deserve these things is that I been helping my family and been nice this year. My mom dont let me decorate the house, but if she will let me decorate the house I will decorate it nicely. My favorite ornament is my sisters owl because the owl eye will follow you. Your friend, Cade Lawarre Dear Santa, This is what I want for chrismas. A colloge football game, an XBox 360, LSu shirts, jackets, back pack, and a perl neck for mom. I help my mom with my sister and cook, chores, help with grosrees, clean the dog house, help with Christmas ornanets and lights. We decort with blue lights, red lights to and rain deer. One moving its head. And little snowman on the pateio. Last but lest my favortie ortime is frosty. He puts me in the spirt. Your friend, Heath Sims Dear Santa, I want some video games. There names are Hunting expeditions, Dangerous Hunts 2013, Survial in the ShadI have been good all year. I take out the trash all year and take off my dads shoes. Heres how we decorate my house. We get some light up candy canes and put them outside and clean the living room. My favorite ornament is a bear holdhas my name on it. Your friend, Jacob Smith Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like to have a Panda Jumbzo Pillow Pet. Also I would like to have the video game called Super Mario Galaxy 2. Finally I would like to have Jenga. Why I desevere these gifts is because I get my homework in on time. I am not a girl who acts up. Also I will use them every day. What I decorate my house with is garland and red ribbon. It is all over the house. My favorite ornament is a pegain with bananas on its head. I love it because it is so funny. Have a merry Christmas. Your friend, Caroline Hurst Dear Santa, What i want for Chirstmas is a bear bag. The second thing I want for Christmas is a DSI. Last but not least I want a Christmas movie. Your probably woundering why I deserve these gifts because Ive been good and I didnt get any dots in school. My favorite ordement is the ball that has penguines on it that dances and sings. The reson why I lik eit is because it does those two things. Truly yours, Gracie Boyd Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an IPod touch, the white one. An elf on the shelf, Wii U with Super Mario, camo fool wheeler, the whole series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diares. The reason why I do deserve these things are because I dont back talk. I do what I am sopost to do. I help out and pick up after people. We decorate our house very pretry and neat for everyone to see and clean. My favorite ortoment is the stockit Santa and his toy sack at a mail box. My socking is green. That is all. Love, Grace Brown Dear Santa, helicopter and a four wheller. I think I deserve these things because I have tried my best to be good. My favorite ornament is the dove. It represents my great-grandpa. Love, Kaydon Lester Dear Santa, I want a IPad for Christmas. I deserve it because help my grandpa and my grandma with everything at the house. I decurate my house in and out. Out of all the orderments I like my little Dale Jr. car and Dale Jr. Your friend, Sterling Miller SANTA LETTERS from Jill Hills fourth grade class at W.RR. TolarITS VERY WiISE TO ADVERTiISEin the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CLJNews.cCOM

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 BlountstownHealth & Rehab16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown Phone (850) 674-4311 Merry ChristmasFrom the staff at... Come Home to RehabThe Liberty County Womens Club thanks Centennial Bank and Ace Hardholiday decorating contest for all Liberty County businesses. Many homes in the county are alive with Christmas spirit with Santas reindeer, sleds, talking snowmen, angels and beautiful lights. This tells us that next year we should include homes as well. A special thank you to everyone who gave their energy, time and know-how to We also appreciate our wonderful railroad that has brought visitors to our county from surrounding areas and stimulated business here at home. Merry Christmas to all, The Liberty County Womens Club The family of the late Martha Missy Hall would like to thank each one of you our life. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital doctors and staff for the loving care that they gave our mother the months that she was with them. We also would like to express our deepest appreciation for her home care given. Thank you again for everything. The Hall familyGuests enjoy latest Arts Series Event: From Country Western Soul to Handwoven CreationsThe Arts Series Event, From Country Western Soul to Handwoven Creations, recently held at the Blountstown Public Library was a big hit! Faye Tucker Smith told us her incredible story of working in the recording industry as a spotlight country singer. We all felt her passion for music as she spoke about the experience and we heard some of the songs that made her a hit.... We had tears in our eyes! What a beautiful voice! Thank you Miss Faye. We were honored to have you on the program. Next, Anna Layton gave a talk about the textile industry when she was a designer then later a Woven Product Manager in New England. Her return to demonstrating handspinning and weaving, with a puppet show, took her to festivals and classrooms. Now she with lots of colors. The Heritage Room was aglow with lovely holiday decorations, food was yummy, but the best part was looking around at all the happy faces singing along with James Williford at the piano... carols of peace and joy. Thanks James for making it special! We are grateful to those who donated to help support the ARTS for these events and to the staff that pitched in to make it all happen. Notes of Thanks

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Scotts Ferry Annual REDNECK CChristmas P arade

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 We will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for CChristmas & Jan. 1 for New Years12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St. in Bristol Telephone 643-2261 The City of Bristolwishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! Wishing you a Merry Christmasfrom your friends at theLIBERTY TTIRE COMPANY Everyone here is wishing you a season uplifting in every way We appreciate your vote of Dear Santa, First of all I would want a bow, PS Vieto, an air soft gun, and a hunthave something to play with and go. Cody Haney Dear Santa, have 3 dogs and they love raindeer meat. So you might Love, Dear Santa, Dear Santa, enough to feed it, water it, and go outside everyday Christmas. Your friend, Dear Santa, to go on the tree. I have been a really good girl this year Hope Landrum Dear Santa, Dear Santa, P.S. I have been good no matter what my parents say. Love, Dear Santa, Dear Santa, DS3, an IPhone, and the most is speed time with my handle that? Love, Selena Jimenery Dear Santa, get what I want. Dear Santa, is all about him not the presents. I really want these believe in Jesus. Love, Dear Santa, the presents. Dear Santa, I want a light brown guine pig with a white spot on Yours truly, Dear Santa, elders. One time when we were at the animals evvery day. I remember when I found a dove Love, Cassie Vinson Dear Santa, Love your friend, Dear Santa, girl this year and I will be responseable for it my pet. said, Hello. Love, Dear Santa, year so I defenly desevre these presents. Your friend, Dear Santa, girl this year and I will be responsible for it my pet. from the students in Lynn Hobbys fourth grade class at W.R. Tolar

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 12154 Hwy. 20 West orCCall us at 643-4247(HAIR)Nancy & Shaula wish everyone a Nancys Hair Design LOTS OF GIFT S SETS TO Ch H OOSE FROM Call Richie Smith at (850) 544-9029 or Tim Davis at (850) 447-1051 CHRISTMASDec. 21-22 (3rd-5th graders)Dec. 28-29 (6th-8th graders)9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Veterans Memorial Park Bristol$50PER PLAYERInstruction includes Get a head start on your competition for the upcoming seasons At this most festive time of year, we spread a message of joy and cheer and TNTCollision CEntNTER TOBY GARNEttTT OWNER WITH YO YOU INN MMINNDat Christmastime Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a whole lot of yugioh cards. I deserve them because I help others and do my best at school. I wish you would get a whole lot of them for me. That would make my Christmas super special. Yours truly, Payton Capers Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is my own charity center for orfens and homeless pepole. The reason I deserve this gift is homeless pepol. I hope you give me this gift. Sinserly, Robbi Wagner Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a yorke, a blue shirt that has a necklace and a easy back ovun. Bake pop maker, coton candy maker and lots more. I deserve all these gifts because I have been nice all year long. I do my chores I be nice to nnealother and I obey my Techers and all. Yours truly Rekia Garrett Dear Santa, I want the video game Skylanders Giat. Because the charectors come a live as soon as you put the character on the magic portal. Im saing Iv bin good or bad. I react bin good by helping others and cleaning up my mess, Especially following derictions. Sincerely, Luis Chavez Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I want a Android table and Justin Bieber. I deserve this because on the Android I need something to do at my dads. And on the Justin Bieber I just love Justin Bieber. Love, Cortney Truman Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is N Xbox 360 kinect and a siver chail. Wiy I need it is for I have been very good and I have been real nice for my palpal. I work for him and I take all the trash for mom and I just help all my family and other people that way. Chud get gifts. Sincerely, Brett Thompson Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is bean bag and downguard for Skyrim. I deserve it because Ive help my family do things like chores help my family take the trash out. This is why I deserve the bean bag and downguard for Skyim. I adore Christmas. Sincerely, Ryan Chestaine Goff Dear Santa, This year I want Advehdgers mavel DVD, macreobrother sytox game, a phone I deserve this because I do my chores, I take oout the trash, I do londry, I clean up the house. Sincerely, Gordon Hansen Gieger Dear Santa, My favorite present is to have a puppy. I deserve a puppy because I need company in the house. I know I have a puppy but I want 2 small baby puppy. If I get a puppy for Christmas I will name the pupp Mr. Santa Clause or Mrs. Clause. I love you Santa Clause. Sincerely, Jadiyan Smith Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pool, new boots with a zipper, jewelry, pants, shirts, belts and nail polish. I think I deserve them because I listen and do chores when I am supposed to. I follow the rules and obay the teachers and my parents, grandparents and other relatives. I try my best to be kind to one-another and be helpful to each other. I love my family so much. I admire my friends too. Sincerely, Summer Sellers Dear Santa, Its that time of the year again. Im so excited it is Christmas. I would like an Ipod for Christmas this year. I think I really deserve it because I have awesome grades and I help my mom around the house. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Please and thank you. Sincerely, Anna Jo Carson Dear St Nick, Ive been half nice, half naughy this year. The three main thing I want a phone ( your choice), a violin (you pick color) and a guinea pig male (you pick color). The phone and why I deserve it is cause if you dont give me one I have to wait till Im 15 to get one!!! The reason why I want the violin is because I use to play this and I admire the sound it makes. The reason why I want the guinea pig cause I want a pet that is my own pet, not a family. Love, Tayla Robart Dear Santa, Id appreciate it if you gave me a kid sized fourwheeler. I deserve it because I got 2 6.0s in writing. Id also admire a pair of childrens miss me jeans (size 12-14). I deserve them because havent had something special for getting a honor roll. Last but not least Id like another hunting dog. I deserve one because my dad gave my hunting dog, Shaniqua, away to Mr. Michael Wahlquist with out telling me. From my family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Sincerely, Emma Wade Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a million dollars. Because I think I have been good. I have minded my parents, I have taken care if my animals and I have been good. Sincerely, Thomas Fluornoy Dear Santa, I would like a touchscreen phone. I think I should get one because I help my friends, I believe in you and I am very nice to just about everyone. So please get me one I am begging you!!! Have a Merry Christmas to all! Sincerely, Kierstin Nichols Dear Santa, All I want is a Nike football, blow gun, Under Armor basketball and a dirt bike. That is all I want for Christmas. I think I should get these things so Im not bored. I think I have been a good boy. I mind my mom and dad. I have helped them when they needed help. I just hope Santa knows I have been a good boy and brings me my Thats what I hope I get for Christmas from my Mom, dad or Santa. Cole Brandon Dear Santa, I would like a football, a mini helmet, a cc airplane and a cc car. The reason I think I deserve these perants is because I have been trying to help my grandparents with stuff like walking m dog for my papa and helping my mom with laundry and giving he coffee in the morning. I also like t help my brother and sister when I can. Merry Christmas Santa. Sincerely, Hayden Trigg Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a X box 360 and a plasma tv. The reason I deserve this is have tried my very hardest to get this stuff so please make it for me. PS (I would like the new diary of a wimpy kid and the last hook of Percy Jackson and the Olympiol 15. And the new impdare for sky rite.) PSS(I would also would like a bean bag chair. PSSSI would also like the new update for skirim. Anthony Lake Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a green keyboard. Ive always wanted one. Ive played one, but never owned one. It was fun playing it. It was so cool. It had different sound lists. I think I should get one because Ive been good all year. Plus most of my life. This kind of holiday season no one want coal. Austin Pastorich Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Itunes card for my IPad, a pink and black otter box for my IPad, a pink and camo browing jacket, a Wii with a pink controller, an new phone, a pair of pink and camo Justin boots. I desserve theese things because Ive been good in school and Ive been making good grades. Last but not least Ive been nice to my brother and sister. Have a very jolly Christmas. Sincerely, Mia Pendleton Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a game called Call of dty Black Ops 2. It just came out and I want it because I have never played it and because I have been trying my best to stay out of trouble in school and out of school and because thats all I have ever wanted. Please Santa get that for me if you do I will be good for a hole intire week. Sincerely, Chazz Chasteen from the students in Cassie Hobbys 4th grade class at W.R. Tolar

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave W Blountstown (850) 674-2222 from the Plummer Family and all the staff at Blountstown Drugs Health TalkmercanInse oranceresearc Q: Is it true that beef is now considered heart-healthy? A: Most research shows that frequently eating red meat, which includes beef, lamb and pork, is linked to increased risk of heart disease. This is especially true for processed red meat, such as hot dogs and sausage. You may have heard that beef can be heart healthy from recent news stories. One study of 36 adults with elevated cholesterol for example, compared a diet high in etables and fruits. Both diets reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol equally well whether high or low in beef. The low-beef diet in this study provided lean beef in amounts equivalent to about two decks of cards (about 6 ounces) per week. The higher beef diet provided lean beef equal to about one to one-anda-half decks of cards (about 4 ouncand funded by the beef industry; it is not enough to support a change in diet recommendations. And although the drops in lipids like LDL were similar, that may not be the whole answer for heart tion play an important role. Beef is high in a form of iron called heme iron. One large population study recently linked higher consumption of heme iron from red meat with a 65 percent increase in heart disease. Higher heme iron content is thought to be one of the reasons that high red meat (over 18 ounces per week) consumption is linked to increased risk of colon cancer. For now, the best move for most of us for heart and overall health, if you want to include beef, is to choose lean cuts of fresh meat and to limit amounts to no more than 18 ounces per week. Q: Does exercise help decrease A: Indirectly or directly, research suggests exercise does decreases into identify the amounts and types of physical activity that will best different individuals. One analysis of 23 studies among people who already had heart disease showed that exercise programs decreased two those who started with higher levcholesterol. In a study of people with type 2 diabetes, which tends to be tion, regardless of whether exercise was aerobic (like brisk walking), strength-training or a combination of the two, it decreased an imporalso improved blood sugar control and signs of heart health. However, other studies of people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome suggest that exercise may not always directly reduce markers seems that if blood sugar is out of control and someone has a lot of excess body fat, the most effective are to focus on losing weight and controlling blood sugar. And exercise certainly can play a role in doing that. In some cases, it may be that higher intensity types of aerobic activity have greatest impact, but since this also poses greatest risk for people who already have heart disease risk factors, it is important to discuss plans for high-intensity

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Did you know Florida has one of the nations highest rates of injuries and deaths from bicycle crashes? Wearing bicycle helmets has been shown to reduce head injuries by 85%. There is no cure for brain injury. A blow to the head can change your life forever. In Florida, everyone under the age of 16 is required by law to wear a helmet. Helmets need to be replaced if it has been involved in a crash, or is damaged. When you replace one that you will grow into. It should be comfortable, covers the forehead, and not rock forward or backward on your head. The chin strap must be tight and properly adjusted. You should be able to put the strap. Always buckle the straps while wearing a helmet. Please follow these eight smart routes to bicycle safety as you ride your bicycle: before riding. ing at night. out for obstacles in your path. is the right way. Wheels should be securely fastened. gave a new bicycle helmet for every Kindergarten student at W.R. Tolar and Hosford schools. Parents, please reinforce the importance of wearing helmets every time children get on their bicycles. Enjoy being outside and being physically active during the Holidays. Always remember to be safe.Liberty County 4-H Program Assistant, Cathia Schmarje and Lex Herndon. Practice bicycle safety during the holidays Blountstown Elementary Schools Sleigh Riders Friday, Dec. 14. We and the Sleigh Riders

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 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. Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.Dear Santa, I really want a ipod for Christmas and a Aris so I can shoot cans off the top of the log and shoot deer. I really feel like I deserve a gun and a ipod. I helped clean my room living room and bath room. Your friend, Cody Baggett Dear Santa, The thing I realy want from you is to bring that magic in to unen beach to help my mom, and my family up north. Also the other people whos out in New Jersy that are sufferine with their homes. Your friend, JoVan Dear Santa, You know what I want for Christmas is a ipod touch5. I deserive it because I do chores everyday. I also been nice to all of my family. I also want any thing that has a camra or spy gear like spy watches, spy helies, walkkey talkeys and all that stuff. Thank you for getting me gifts every year from yours. Sincerely, Christopher Fullwood Dear Santa, I wanted a blue Intendo 3ds with orange dimand. I been really good this month and I help my family with chores. I wanted a lot of Intendo-3ds games that comes with like: puppy games and pony games. Love Abygail Hernandez Dear Santa I have ben very good and I want this for Christmas, a 3DsXIL, Supermania Bros 2, ipod mini, gutair, and clouthes. The reason I deserve is because I helped my mom with a game and my brother with making a cage. Love, Katelyn D. Shuler Dear Santa, This year I want for Christmas is a Apple ipod. The reason why I deserve a Apple ipod because one of my friend got one. When they take about it in my face they make me jealous. That is why I want a Apple ipod. Your friend, Danielle McCollum Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a bunch of new video games like Sonic the hedge hog, in justice Gods among us, Transformers Fall of cyrectron, Axyeim, TransFormers Reveg of the Fallen, Transformers Dark of the moon, sonic genet__ generations, all for Xbox 360 for Christmas. I deserve this video games because I done my chores, cleaned my room, did my laundry and I make up my bed. Sincerely, Jared Kyle Dear Santa, I would love a toy Colt Dobie Barrd shotgun for Christmas because I been reley good. One question how many elvs do you got? And how long does it take to make all the toys for every boy and gerl in the hole intier world? Well thank you for reding my letter. PS: Marry Christmas Yours truly, Jayson Kyle Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is 3 thing and here they are: a Ipod, sooter and a new saddle. Make sure it is purple. The reason I deseve these things because I do my chores and get my work done at school. Most diserves it because she put up with 79 kids 5 days a week. Love, Angelica Mullins To all of my friends and patrons Id like to say thanks and Debbies Beauty ShopoOWneNED an AND oOPerateERATED byBY DebbieDEBBIE PotterPOTTERCMay Your Dreams be Merry & Bright from the students in Monica Reeves fourth grade class at W. R. TolarDear Santa, I want an tablet, camo jacket, reindeer, and a drum set to. And one of the elves. I deserve these gifts because I have been really nice. We do not decorate our house. My favorite ortament is my ortament I made in 2010. Its a Christmas tree and I like it because it gives me memorys, and its the only one I have. Love, Dixie Sims Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a IPod touch, a toy santa, a drum, and a 3DS games. I deserve these gifs. I try to be nice to who ever I meet. I always put lights in and outside of my house. On my tree my favorite ornament is my reindeer we got this year. Its my favorite becasuse I love animals and a reindeer is an animal. Love, Daisy Burns Dear Santa, I want a big screen t.v. so I can relax and watch t.v. I want the big screen t.v. so if my granny is watching the news I can go in my room and not have to watch that boreing stuff. I decorate my house with candy canes, the light yo ones and Christmas lights, lots of them. My favorite orniment is a picture of me in pree-K. We all love it. I was missing my 2 front teeth. It looked so funny to them. Every time we hang it on the tree we laugh and I still think its the best. Love, Jacob Tew Dear Santa, I would like a nerf retaleator, bey blade XTS stealth battlers, a PSP vita and a call of duty deI deserve these gifts because I have been a wonderful boy this year. I decorate my house like this. a penguin going to the beach. I put lights on the rails of the house. And get a Santa hanger to hang on the gutter. My favorite ornament is a penguin with a Florida State Seminole sign on his belly. Love, Caleb Bailey from the students in Sybil Plazarins fourth grade class at CarrCCARRRR SANTA LEETTERERS continued on page 20

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 SCHOOL LUNCH MENUPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417Laban BBontrager, DMMD, M Monica BBontrager, DMMD Bristol Dental Clinic* Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole wheat buttered toast and juice. LIBERTY MenuENUS SSPONSSORED BY: CHRISTMASH HOLIDAYS Merry Christmas CAl L HOUN WINTER HOLIDAYS Happy Holidays This year for Christmas rather than exchanging gifts, wanted to give instead. Mrs. Desirae Sewell, Mrs. Karey Gautier and Mrs. Jessica Pedes to the Ministry Center in Blountstown. Each child brought a canned food item to donate to the Food Pantry. The children learned that giving is always better than receiving. SS tudents attended the Honors Chorus trip to the Tallahassee S S ymphony Orchestra at the Ruby Diamond Concert Center at Florida Castro, Madison Conyers, Kelsey Hall, Kelsey Nobles, Lindsey Marotta, Luke Johnson, Lauren S S nipes, Hellena Bess, Taylynn Ezagui, Julia Anthony Fleishman, Autumn McLemore, Wayne Henderson, Danielle Portee, Courtney Larson, Phoenix Bruner, Gabriel White, Makayla Geiger, Dakota Murphy, Nayely Garcia. It was an exciting day at Blountstown Elementary, Wednesday Dec. 12. We had 33 Teen Trendsetters from Blountstown High School join us There were lots of smiles on some third grade students faces as they made Christmas Cards with their friends. BHS students paired up with their third grader and had an exciting activity planned that was enjoyed by all. Altha Middle and Senior FFA members traveled to Poplar Head Baptist Church to attend the Sub-District FFA Career Development Events (CDE), hosted by Carr School on Thursday, Dec. Career Development Event they entered. in the Middle School Prepared Public Speaking CDE with a speech on SalmoStephenie Pickron, JD Hunter, Michelle Aaron, Kalista Jackson and Breanna TerOpening and Closing Ceremonies CDE. Tractor Driving CDE and Rachel WilSpeaking CDE. Each of these students will advance to the district level and compete for a chance at the State Contest in June. Rena OBryan was also elected as the Sub-District Chairman. These students worked hard to achieve these honors and represented Altha School extremely well.FFA members attended Sub-District FFA Career Development events *Friday, Dec. 21 Early Release Day, Students dismissed at 1 p.m., end of p.m. *Monday, Dec. 24 Jan. 4 Christmas Holidays. *Monday, Jan. 7 Evaluation Day No school for Students. *Tuesday, Jan. 8 Students Return to School.Altha Wildcats Calendar of Events Tolar chorus students go to concert in Tallahassee BEBES spends time reading with Teen Trendsetters December 12

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 TUPPERWARE HOLIDAY ShH OPPING MADE EEAs S Y For Cash n Carry items that are PERERFECECT for holiday gift giving and at a discounted price. Decrease in inventory on all tupperware items.SALEE ITEMEMS AS LOW AS $5!This sale runs every Monday and Tuesday throughout December. DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS Merry Christmas from Beth EubanksYour Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or From the Staff at theCalhoun-Liberty JOURNAlL & CLJNNews.com Dear Santa, One of the main things I want for Christmas is XBox 360 Kinect. Also, a playstation 3 too. There is two more things I really want, it is a 3DS and a surface! I think I have been good this year most of the time. I have helped my sister. Did most of my chores and didnt complain as much. My family usually decorates the house it covered with lights and a reef on the front door, and little santas, snowmeans, and reindeer. Those are normaly the things put up at our house. My favrorate ornament is the mascot of Gators and his name is Albert. The reason I like him is because I am a huge gator fan! I was so happy when gators beat the noles! Me and my sister Carly, always put it front and center. Sincerely, Megan McWaters Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is Halo 4, Assassins creed 3, far cn 3, call of duty black ops 2, X box 720 and the games on my list to I dont want everything Its just a idea of what I would like for Christmas. Hope it aint to much for Santas slay because if he has a hole in it then how are we gonea have presents. I deserve these because Ive been good threw the season. I decorate my house by putting lights all around the house. My favorite ordament is the elf one, he is doing the delivering for Santa because he is sicke. Your friend, Caleb Howard Dear Santa, What I want the most is a dsi. Why I deserve a dsi is because I have been good all year. One day I was looking in a store and found a thing called snow so we put it on awer window. My favorite odaments is my football player Sincerely, Nathan Cooper, Jr. Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a new bike, Xbox 720A, IPad, headbanner headset and last IPhone touch. I deserve these presents because Ive been good. We dont decorate on Christmas anymore. My favorite ornament is santa claus riding a sleigh. Sincerely Your friend, Jaden Ross Dear Santa, These are some thing I want. I want a model car (1980s) mercedies, Samsun galaxy, DS games, robe, pencil holder, Florida Gator hat. I think I deserve this is that I do my best to be a good person. I decorate our tree with sonownman penguin and ornaments. My favorite penguin is Fluffy. He is the best ornament ever in my opinion. Sincerely, Michael Carpenter Dear Santa, Santa can I please get a ps3, dog, nerf gun that shoots 75 feet, that would be all, oh ya a knife to. Santa, I think I deserve it because I listen and did what my mom told me to do. This year we didnt do a lot to decorate the house. My favorite ornament is a seminole head that is garnet and gold and says ho! ho! ho! Sincerely, Gabriel Edmond Lowery Dear Santa, What do I want for Christmas is a IPod touch. I think I deserve this because I have helped my mom in the house a lot this year. Do you know how I decorate my house with Christmas lights and a Christmas tree. My favorite orement is my Alabma one. Love, Lily Waldorff Dear Santa, I want a bike for Christmas because I have been nice this year. I decorate my house with lots of lights and a Christmas tree. My favorite ornament is a santa ornament that you pull the string and santa moves. Sincerely, Kelsey Cameron Dear Santa, I want this for Christmas, a psp vita with call of duty black ops and a 3DS with new super mario 2 and a The reason why I deserve these gifts is because I help people, I get stuff for people and when people give orders I do it. This is how I decorate my house. First we start with snowman and a reindeer. My favorite odament is the elf because there is a little string on it and when you pull it its legs and its arms go up and it gets a smiley face Sincerely, Casey Baldwin Dear Santa, I dont ask for mutch all I wont for Chastmas is to meet you! Dont forget the riandear to. I will back ecxeru cookies. I wanted to see them so bad this year so Ive bean good so I can see you! I havet decorated my house yet so Im steal waiting to decorate my house, but I cant wait to decorate the house! Do you know what my favorite ornament is? Its santa that seats at the top of the tree glazing when the ligh hites it its beautiful to see? Sincerely, Caitlin Hope My favorite ortament is my ortament I made in 2010. Its a Christmas tree and I like it because it gives me memorys, and its the only one I have. Love, Dixie Sims Dear Santa, I want dreadful moxie girls magic mermaid, tablet, laptop, clicky pencils with four packs of led, cool baker cake popmaker, easy-bake ultimate oven please. I deserve the clicky pencils with the led because I do not have any pencils. I deserve the cool baker cake popmaker and easy-bake ultimate oven because I do not want to eat all of the food in the house. We put lights (colorful lights) around the poles on our porch. My favorite ornament is our white string angel because the strings look like a dress. Love, Sydney Goodwin continued from the students in Sybil Plazarins fourth grade class at Carr

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 SCHOOL BriRIStolTOL BranchRANCH 10911 NW SSR 20 (850) 643-2500BlountLOUNTStownTOWN BranchRANCH 20734 Central Ave. East (850) 237-2800from the Bristol & Blountstown branch employees of Merry Christmas Centennial Bank extends their warmest wishes during this holiday season.my100bank.comA Home BankSShares CompanyClosing at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve Closed Christmas DayBBaseball boosters to host sausage dog sale Dec. 21Get your delicious sausage dogs while they last! Friday, Dec. 21, the Baseball Boosters, in support of the Tiger baseball team, of Blountstown High School, will be having a sausage dog sale. The event is to raise funds for much needed equipment. It will be held at the corner of SR 20 and SR 71 in downtown Blountstown and will begin at 5:30 a.m. (CT). Make plans to stop by, grab a sausage dog (or two) for breakfast and help support the Blountstown High School Tiger baseball team. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated. The Blountstown FFA sent a team down to Perry Nov. 15 and 16 to compete in the State Forestry competition. The students took six different tests focused on the different aspects of forestry. The tests were Compass and Pacing, Equipment ID, Forest Disorders, General Knowledge Test, Tree ID and Timber Cruising. The team placed third in the state in Timber Cruising and sixth overall. Team members included J.P. Leonard, April Rich, Jessie West and Heather Yoder. Brandon Purvis was an alternate for the team.Blountstown FFA competes in S State Forestry competitionDuring this Christmas season we are always asking ourselves what we can do for the perfect present. Recently at Blountstown High School, one of our beloved teachers was diagnosed with leukemia. To help the students understand how almost anyone could help in a situation like this, the Blountstown FBLA helped sponsor a blood drive Monday, Dec. 3. On that day, workers from the Southeastern Community Blood Center came to help the students who wanted to donate blood. Once upon a time, the diagnosis of cancer was perceived as terminal illness that carried little hope of survival, but new developments in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of malignancies have resulted in much improved patient outcomes. Years of research by physicians and scientists have increased the odds of long term survival. Surgical techniques that spare healthy tissues, radiation therapy delivered in precise doses and locations, and less toxic chemotherapy regimens have also made the side effects of treatment less taxing on the patients quality of life. A little known fact in this improved scenario for those affected by a life threatening malignancy is that, to get through the treatment successfully, they may need to receive transfusions. Whether radical surgery (resulting in blood loss), chemotherapy (affecting bone marrow function), or marrow transplantation (to replace diseased tissue) are used to eradicate cancer, blood may need to be transfused to help the patient until fully capable of self-sustaining function. Patients undergoing treatment for cancer may require transfusions of: tegrity of the inner lining of our blood vessels and can stop leaks that may show up as bleeding from the intestinal tract, gums, lungs or kidneys. A single patient may need every day to receive the platelets obtained from six to 12 whole blood donors. When special machines are used to harvest only platelets, a single donor may donate enough platelets to treat one or two patients in a day. Chemotherapy treatment may impair platelet production severely, requiring daily platelet transfusions for several days or weeks. carrying cells drop in numbers (a condition referred to as anemia), the lack of adequate ciency. Patients who do not respond to treatment with stimulants of red blood cell production, or who are bleeding need red blood cell transfusions on a regular basis. in plasma may be needed in patients who have to take blood thinners. Certain complications of bone marrow transplantation require the use of massive amounts of plasma to perform daily blood exchanges. While modern medicine has improved the outcome for many patients with a diagnosis of cancer, the blood transfusion support needed to carry out successfully the treatment plan places a constant strain on the community organizations dedicated to recruit the volunteer blood donors needed to meet the demand for blood components. At the high school we collected 35 units of blood from students, teachers and the community. However, even more importantly is that students learned a new way that they can give to others. What better gift can we give than to help save a life? So instead of just putting gifts under a tree, try donating blood to offer geous battle against a common enemy, cancer.Blountstown High FBLA sponsors blood drive Dec. 3The Blountstown FFA Chapter sent 12 members to Sub-District competition Thursday, Dec. 13. The competition was hosted by the Carr Middle FFA Chapter at Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville. We had many winners and are very proud of our members! Team members include Mitchell Darnell, JP Leonard, Missy Newsome, Cassidy Odom, April Rich and Savannah Stephens. Alternates were Aaron Boyd and Jessie West. JP Leonard competed in the Extemporaing event. Brandon Purvis placed second in the Safe Tractor Operations contest. Colby Tanner competed in the Creed Public Speaking contest and placed second. Cassidy Odom was elected as Sub-District Co-Chair. Blountstown FFA chapter attends competition Thurs.

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Tommy Duggar, Logan Kever, Chairman Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell. The Prayer was offered by Tommy Duggar. The Pledge of Allegiance was also led by Tommy Duggar. Chairman Peddie recognized Tommy Duggar and his retirement and service to the School Board. Peddie also recognized Martha Deason and her retirement and service to the Liberty County School System as a teacher. Chairman Peddie made mention that Marlene Beck has retired and was unable to be present at the meeting due to health issues and that Superintendent Sue Summers resigned effective Oct. 31, 2012 with 36 years of service to Liberty County Schools. ADOPTION OF AGEENDA Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adopt the Agenda.C CONSEENT ITEMEMS a. Approval of Minutes Oct. 9, 2012 Oct. 18, 2012 (Workshop) b. Principals Reports for Oct., 2012 c. Financial Statements for Oct. 2012 d. Budget Amendments ACCTION ITEMEMS 1. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve revised Director of Administration Job Description. 2. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve revised signature cards for all Liberty County School Board accounts with Cadence Bank to include Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell and School Board Chairman Brandon Kyle Peddie, effective Nov. 1, 2012 and removing Superintendent Sue Summers, resigned Oct. 31, 2012. 3. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar. Motion failed with a 2-2 vote to approve extension of Agreement for Contracted Services with Sheila D. Shelton and the Liberty County School Board for Assistance with Food Service and Training Food Service Personnel, beginning Nov. 13, 2012, 6.5 hours per day, $25 per hour, until tasks are completed. Duggar and Kever voted yes. Peddie and Hayes voted no. 4. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve 403(b) Plan Adoption Agreement between the Liberty County School Board and MidAmerica Administrative & Retirement Solutions, Inc. 5. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve LCSB Resolution on Sequestration Number 12-01. 6. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Contract Agreement 13-119 between the Liberty County School Board and Panhandle Area Educational Consortium for Aug. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. 7. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Memorandum of Understanding with Liberty Education Association and Liberty County School District amending Article XX, Sectribution toward the cost of health insurance for employees for the 12-13 school year. 8. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Contract between Liberty County School Board and Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, Inc. 9. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever to approve request to create a Teacher on Special Assignment position and job Description for Food Service and Assessment (1.0 unit) and a Teacher on Special Assignment for Transportation (0.5 unit). These positions will be absorbed by the 1.5 units removed from Bristol Youth Academy and will not incur additional costs to the District. The motion was discussed. Duggar made a motion to amend the request to delete Teacher on Special Assignment for Transportation (0.5 unit), seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve amended request to create a Teacher on Special Assignment position and job description for Food Service and Assessment (1.0 unit). This position will be absorbed by the 1.0 unit removed from Bristol Youth Academy and will not incur additional costs to the District. 10. DELETED. PERERSONNEEL 1. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to hire Jason Fowler as Teacher on Special Assignment, Instructional Technology position to be effective Oct. 24, 2012 for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. 2. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to hire Kathy D. Nobles as Director of Administration to be effective Nov. 13, 2012 for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. 3. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve recommendation for Beckie Black to provide hospital/homebound services, as needed, not to exceed 3 hours per week and for a period of 90 days to be paid at regular hourly rate. 4. DELETED 5. DELETED. 6. DELETED. 7. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Connie Martin, FMLA Medical Leave beginning Nov. 5, 2012 through Feb. 13, 2013, 12 weeks total. 8. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Jennifer Hayes as long term substitute for Connie Martin effective Nov. 13, 2012 through Feb. 13, 2013. 9. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Myra Singletary FMLA medical leave beginning Nov. 5, 2012 through Feb. 13, 2013, 12 weeks total. 10. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Gerard Steele as long term substitute for Kristina Spikes, beginning Nov. 4, 2012 through Dec. 21, 2012. 11. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to hire Misty Trickey as Health Aide for 21st CCLC Position at W.R. Tolar School effective Oct. 22, 2012. 12. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever to approve request to advertise for Executive Secretary Position for the Director of Administration. The motion was discussed. Duggar made a motion to withdraw the request to advertise for Executive Secretary Position for the Director of Administration, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously. The motion was withdrawn. OLD BBUSINEESS (Tabled items October 9, 2012) 1. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request to reduce 1.0 teaching unit at Bristol Youth Academy (BYA) due to change in enrollment. It was agreed to modify the motion as previously voted on in Action Item #9 above. 2. Approve request to create 1.5 Teacher on Special Assignment Job Descriptions and positions in the areas of Transportation and Food Service (1.0 teaching unit) and Assessment (0.5 teaching unit). a. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. 3. Approve request to advertise within the district for 1.5 Teacher on Special Assignment positions in the areas of Transportation and Food Service (1.0 teaching unit) and Assessment (0.5 teaching unit). a. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. 4. Approve recommendation to create Paraprofessional position at Liberty County High School for ESE student with matrix of 254 or higher. a. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. 5. Approve request to advertise for Paraprofessional position at Liberty County High School for ESE student with matrix of 254 or higher. a. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to withdraw recommendation. INFORMRMATION AND DISCCUSSION ITEMEMS None. SUPERERINTEENDEENTS REREPORRTS Superintendent Uzzell reported that since on Nov. 1, 2012 she has been extremely busy with the tasks before her. She is excited and ready to get going. She has been able to visit the schools and is looking forward to serving the Liberty County School District as Superintendent. She recognized the many years Tommy Duggar has served on the School Board and wished him well.B BOARRD MEMBERMEMBER CCONCERCERNS Chairman Peddie mentioned that the Liberty County High School Volleyball team would be leaving on Wednesday going to the State Playoffs. ADJOURRNMEMENT Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 6:48 p.m. _______________________________ Superintendent Gloria Uzzell Chairman Kyle PeddieMinutes from the Nov. 13 Liberty School Board regular meeting Calhoun-Liberty HOSPITAlL and PPrimary Care Clinic20370 NE Burns Ave., Blountstown Seasons Greetings! 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THOMAS MMELVIN MMERCER HOSFORDThomas Melvin Mercer, 91, of Hosford, passed away Tuesday, D Dec. 18, 2012 in Tallahassee.A native of Hosford, he was a heavy equipment operator for C. W. R Roberts for many years. He was a U.SS. Army veteran who served in World War II and a member of Veterans of F Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DDay SSaints in Bristol. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Lamire and D D ella Jeanette (D D uggar) Mercer; three sisters, Charlotte McCallister, Lola Velma S S pears and Myrtice Evelyn Hobbs; one brother, Lewis Milton Mercer and one brother-in-law, J.W. Larkins.S S urvivors include his wife, Betty Jean Mercer of Hosford; two sons, James D D ouglas Mercer and Terry S S terling Mercer and his wife, Linda Jean, all of Hosford; two daughters, Linda D Doreen Clark of Kentucky and Nancy Jean Mercer of Hosford; two sisters, Lois Evilea Hall and her husband, James of Tampa and Lossie L. Larkins of Bristol, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.F Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.S Services will be held F Friday, D Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. (ET) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter D Day S Saints with Joe Cemetery with full military honors. Adams F Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. O Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com. DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 OBITUARIES We know for a lot of people the holiday season is ones Happy Holidays 674-5449 or 643-5410 All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff. CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristolof Bristol JAMES L. RROY MMAYHANN D DOthanTHAN, ALJames L. R R oy Mayhann, 76, of D Dothan, AL, passed away Wednesday, D Dec. 12, 2012 in D Dothan, AL. He was a graduate of Wewahitchka High S School and was a member of F First Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. He was a and Glidden. He later worked for Michelin Tire. He served He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Mary Lois (SStarling) Mayhann; two nephews, Tony and James and one niece, DDonna.S Survivors include one daughter, Elana Crane of Columbus, GA; his long-time companion, Elizabeth S Saye and her children, Bobby S Saye, Judy Williamson and Annette Brandon; three brothers, Charles, Billy Joe and James T. Mayhann, all of Wewahitchka; three sisters, F Faye Bishop, Jean and Joanne S Salerno, all of Wewahitchka; one special great-nephew, Taylor R Roy and his mom, Betty; nieces and nephews, S Sherry, Julie, R Ronald, R Randy, Matt, Gina, Joey, D Debbie, Jimmy, Mary Jo, R Rhonda, S Sheila, Jody, Linda Jo, Bryan, Jason and Kelly and other numerous special loved ones. Graveside services were held F Friday, D Dec. 14 in R Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka with R Reverend Mike S Stroud Adams F Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. O Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com. JAMES CCARRELL DYKES ClaLARkKSvilleVILLEJames Carrell D Dykes, 81, of Clarksville, passed away Tuesday, D D ec. 11, 2012 in Panama City. He was born F February 1, 1931 in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life. He enlisted in the Army at age 17. His service took him to many locations around the world including Germany, Ethiopia and numerous missions to the R Republic of S South Vietnam. In 1962 he was awarded Army Aviation S Soldier of the Year by the S Secretary of the Army under President Kennedy. His sense of patriotism and loyalty to this country ran deep and paved the way for a hard working country boy to climb to great heights. He retired in1969 as a Chief a civilian for many years. This gentle man was the true patriarch of his family. His love for family and friends knew no bounds and he was revered and respected by all who knew him. After retirement from the Army, he did contract work for the U.SS. Government. He also worked at the Abitibi Mill in Blountstown for a number of years and with BEK Construction Company as an Instrument and Electrical Technician. He was a member of the VFFW in Bristol, serving as Chaplain and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DDay SSaints He was preceded in death by one grandchild, F Faith Montgomery.S Survivors include his wife, Avis D Dykes of Clarksville; one son, Tommy D Dykes and his wife, Becky of Clarksville; one daughter, Janet Montgomery and her husband, Bob of Cedar City, UT; three sisters, D Dorothy Busher and her husband, John, Bea R Ross and Gail S Segers, all of Clarksville; seven grandchildren, Jed, Zack, Tyler and S Spencer Montgomery, Adam, R Reid and Aelon D Dykes; nine greatgrandchildren, Will, Haven, Max, S S eren, Gavin and Grayson Montgomery, Addisyn, Braxton and Braelyn DDykes.S Services were held S Saturday, D Dec. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter D Day S Saints in Bristol with Bishop Cemetery. Peavy F Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. EddEDDIE FAIRCLOtTH BlLOuntUNTStT OwnWN Eddie F Faircloth, 64, of Blountstown, passed away F Friday, D Dec. 14, 2012 in Tallahassee. He was born July 11, 1948 in Panama City and had lived in Blountstown all of his life. He, along with his wife, Charlotte, were owners and operators of F Faircloth S Septic Tank S Service in Blountstown for several years. He was a 1966 graduate of Blountstown High S School and was an avid F F lorida Gator F F ootball fan. He was a devoted Christian at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal and Zelma F Faircloth and one brother, RRonnie FFaircloth.S Survivors include his wife, Charlotte F Faircloth of Blountstown; one daughter, Chelsea F Faircloth of Blountstown; one sister, Betsy D Diane Childs and her husband, Phillip of F Folkston, GA; one brother, Tim F Faircloth of Blountstown; a very special friend and companion, SSassy.S Services were held Tuesday, D Dec. 18 at Peavy F Funeral Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Peavy F Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. GREgGORY DONALdD DALt T ON ChipleyHIPLEYGregory D Donald D Dalton, 53, of Chipley, passed away S Sunday, D Dec. 16, 2012 in Marianna. He was born July 16, 1959 in Tarpon S Springs and had lived in Chipley for the past several years. He was a retired oil He was preceded in death by his parents, D Donald R Ray and Karen Christine (Todd) DDalton.S Survivors include his wife, Veronica D Dalton of Chipley; two sons, Jesse and Ethan D Dalton, both of Chipley; two daughters, Heather D Dalton and Camelia Wilson, both of Chipley; two brothers, Mike D Dalton and his wife, D Donna of Victoria, TX and Jimmy Clark and his wife, Chris of Chipley; one sister, Gwen F Fleishman and her husband, Larry of D Dallas, TX; two grandchildren, Houston and D Dylon DDalton, both of Chipley. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, D Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Heavens Way Bikers Church in Cottondale. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy F Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. B BOBBY JOE At ATKINS BlLOuntUNTStT OwnWNBobby Joe Atkins, 61, of Blountstown, passed away S Saturday, D Dec. 15, 2012 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Blountstown and he worked for Big R River Cypress and Hardwood for many years. He was of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Lee and Beatrice (Bryant) Atkins; one brother, Joseph Whittington; one niece, Kara Victoria Weeks and one nephew, Tanner Lemiux.S Survivors include his ex-wife, Mary Nell Atkins; two daughters, S Stephanie Martinez and her husband, Antonio and Leathie S Swearington; one son, Tommy S Swearington and his wife, Ariel; six grandchildren, Alexis, Julian and Nicholas Martinez and Brayden, R Reyna and Jaedyn S Swearington; three sisters, Nancy Mae Weeks and her friend, Clifford McDDaniel, Barbara McDDaniel and Joe Helen Lemiux; two brothers, Lonnie Herrelson and D David Ard; nieces, Wendi S Steward, Jahna McDDaniel, Brandi R Rabon, S Shaylynn and D Desirea Herrelson, Aleigha, Ashten and Gabriela Whittington and S Susan Kroft; three nephews, Cliffy McDDaniel, Willard and Kevin Whittington; good friends, F Frankie Baker and D Dougie Brackins and a host of great nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held F Friday, D Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. in Nettle R Ridge Cemetery with R Reverend Tim R Rhoads Adams F Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of made to the funeral home to offset funeral expenses. O O nline condolences may be sent to www.adamsfh.com. BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LLITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642OBIOBITUARIESARIES continued on page 24 Telephone (850) 674-2266 YY our hometown funeral home since 1994 MMarlon PeavyPeavy Funeral HHome& CCrematory

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012DUANE L. WEST LIBERTY COUNTY Duane L. West, 67, of Liberty C County, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in Liberty C County. He was born in C Charleston, SCC, grew up in Madison and later moved to T T allahassee where he graduated from Florida State U University. He pursued a career in law enforcement and retired as a lieutenant with the T T allahassee Police Department. He moved to Liberty C C ounty 25 years ago where he loved the outdoors, Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Linda West; Judd L., T T ravis D., C Chad W., E Eric D. and B B. Austin West; two stepchildren, Jenifer Ferguson and Jim C Cobb; one other loving family members. Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 14 at Good Hope CCemetery. B Bevis Funeral Home in B Bristol was in charge of the may be made to your charity of choice. ZEllLLA LEE BBREEdDEN Bl BLOUNTsSTOwWNZella Lee B Breeden, 97, of B Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Marianna. She was born May 10, 1915 in C C ordele, GA and had lived in B Blountstown since 1997, coming from Lakeland. She worked as a nurses aide in Lakeland until she retired. Survivors include three daughters, Jean Shepard and her husband, B Buford of Quincy, Jessie Vanmeter of Winter Haven and Jewell Sparr of Lakeland, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. (CTCT) at Peavy Funeral Home C Chapel with R Reverend N Nettle RRidge CCemetery in BBlountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in B Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. A special thank you for all employees at Marianna Health and R Rehab C Center and C Covenant Hospice. OBITUARIES continued from page 23MaARIaANNaA C Covenant Hospice held its annual T T ree of Lights ~ A C Celebration of Life, on T T uesday, Dec. 4 at E Evangel Worship C Center. T The ceremony featured a message of hope & renewal from Mrs. Angie Knight, recitation of loved ones names, holiday music by Mrs. Vanessa Perkins, an ensemble from the Marianna High School Show C Choir under the direction of Mrs. Shea T T iner, refreshments and fellowship. T T ree of Lights is a celebration of life, symbolized by a holiday tree illuminated by hundreds of lights. For all of time, people have looked to the starry night sky for guidance, inspiration and joy. I It is with the same sense of wonder that we light our holiday tree year after year. us with peace, signaling our loved ones are with us every day. EEach light on the tree symbolizes the life, hopes and dreams of a loved one, Manager for CCovenant Hospice.  organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses.Covenant Hospice holds annual Tree of Lights celebration Are you thinking of making a N New Y Y ears R Resolution in 2013? E Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. resolution, one that will motivate you to keep, is to volunteer. A growing body of research indicates a strong relationship between volunteerism and individual health can make ourselves happy by doing things for ourselves, but we are happier when we are doing things for others, like through volunteer work, says Peter Kanaris, Ph.D, coordinator of public education for the N New Y Y ork State Psychological Association. And guess what? Happiness is good for your health. Studies show those who volunteer live longer, experience an increase in energy, enjoy a decrease in daily stress, are better able to manage their own health issues and are less likely to be obese. Are you ready to reap some of these health benthis while simultaneously spending time helping out at your local food bank, mentoring a child, or building a house. T There unteer organizations in our area that could really use your help. Still not sure where to volunteer join the B Big B Bend Hospice T T eam! Volunteering with B Big B Bend Hospice can take many forms: Provide a supportive presence and companionship for patients and their families no matter where they live (at home, in a nursing home, etc.) R Relieve family members of caregiving duties for short periods of time Drive patients to appointments Perform household tasks such as shopping, errand, light housekeeping, and simple meal preparation Provide support for patients in a nursing home, in an assisted living facility, or at the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House such as reading, talking and going outdoors Sit with the patient and/or their family in the last hours of lifeN Need more convincing? Several studies have found that volunteers with a chronic or serious illness be achieved through medical care. Moreover, other reports state volas quitting smoking. Y Y es, you have read those correctly!B Big B Bend Hospice has excellent volunteer opportunities that will enable you to engage in meaningful and tangible results. I If you would like to know more about the B Big B Bend Hospice Volunteer program, call Ginny B Burns at (850) 878-5310 or visit www.bigbendhospice.org. So, volunteer in 2013 and stick with it. Heres to your health!Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community since 1983 with compassionate end-of-life care along with grief and loss counselors available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla county. If you would like additional information about services, please call (850) 878-5310 or visit www. bigbendhospice.org.Choose to be a volunteer for your New Years resolution

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Many people prepare for the arrival of of wrapping paper and decorations arrive in stores as early as September, transforming the holiday into a much more secular celebration than its modest Christian beginnings. Despite Christmas being an important date in the lives of todays Christians, the holiday failed to gain prominent status until relatively recently. Research indicates that as late as the 19th century, Christmas was not even a legal holiday requiring a day off from work. Thats why 19th century readers of the classic Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, were not shocked at Bob Cratchit having to work on Christmas Day. The United States Congress used to meet on Christmas Day because it was not a national holiday. In 1836, recognize Christmas, but it didnt become a legal holiday across the country until June 26, 1970. Todays Christmas celebrations include traditions from around the world. Some ascertain that it was the Churchs doing to schedule Christmas at a similar time to the pagan festivals, such as Saturnalia, that took place during the winter months. But many biblical scholars argue that this was not the and mistletoe as well as the burning of a yule log, have long been a part of Christmas traditions. Santa Claus is one of the more recognizable symbols of Christmas. He is based on St. Nikolas of Myrna, an area that is part of modern-day Turkey. St. Nikolas is the worlds most popular non-Biblical saint and is one of the saints most portrayed by artists. Early depictions of St. Nikolas show him as a stern man who delivered his share of discipline. Eventually, those depictions generosity. Throughout history there have been characters from around the globe, such as the Viking deity Odin, who were precursors to Santa Claus. Myth states that Odin rode Odin gave out gifts to well-behaved children and punishments to those who misbehaved. Although many people feel Christmas a store shelf and ends when the last present is opened on December 25th, the true religious holiday does not coincide with merchant schedules. While most people are bustling to and from department stores and malls, Christians are participating in Advent, which and fasting. Christians are supposed to spend Advent preparing for the birth of Jesus Christ and the joy that ensues during the weeks leading up to December 25. Similarly, the joyous time of Christs birth is a day of celebration that does not end on December 26 but continues for 12 days until the Epiphany, also known as Little Christmas, when Magi were reported to have visited the infant Christ and give him gifts. Although the more traditional day for gift-giving would seem to be on the Epiphany, by the time that day arrives many people have already taken down their Christmas decorations. Christmas is a holiday steeped in many different traditions, and many people have their own ways of celebrating all through the month of December.The evolution & many faces of Christmas Letter from Jesus about ChristmasFrom Our Family To YoursHave a Safe & Blessed ChristmasIt has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I dont care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesnt allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that, there wouldnt be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town. Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 8. If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it: 1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time. 2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You dont have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them. 3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why dont you write and tell him that youll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... it will be nice hearing from you again. 4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you cant afford and they dont need spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them. 5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her. 6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you dont know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference. 7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they arent allowed to wish you a Merry Christmas that doesnt keep you from wishing them one. 8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name. 9. Heres a good one... There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no Christmas tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you dont know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you. 10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Dont do things in secret that you wouldnt do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine. Dont forget I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. Ill take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. Ill help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember... I Love You, Jesus

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 WAY MMORERE THAN AUTO PARRTSnapaonline.com Walker and play pen with a built-in bassinet. Call (850) 566-0342.12-12, 12-19CCarpet padding enough for a large living room and three large bedrooms. Worth $900, asking $200 OBO. Four ceiling fans with blades (850) 544-5818 or 447-1212.12-12, 12-19MMens, 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 ELECTRONICSToshiba tv, 13 inch, $35. VTech learning system with games, $40. Call 674-6022. 12-12, 12-19Play Station II, three controllers and two games, $80 OBO. Call 643-2226. 12-12, 12-19CColor tv $100. Call 643-5957. 12-12, 12-19MMagnavox 32 inch color tv, $75. Call 447-4502. 12-12, 12-19 FURNITUREFurniture: Tan and beige couch, $200. Wooden coffee table with drawers, $85. End table with storage, $20. Microwave stand, $50. Dining room set with four chairs, $150. La-Z-Boy recliner, burgundy, $45. Chest of drawers, $20. Twin bed frame with headboard, $30. 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 SALEThree Stetson hatslent condition, $25 each. Two size 7 1/8; the other is a little bigger. One pair of Laredo cowboy boots, $20. Call 674-8802. 12-19, 12-26Porcelain dolls four 19 inch. Never pretty, $20 each. Call 643-5011 after 5 p.m. 12-19, 12-26Smoker/grill/fryer, big pull-behind, ready for cookout, used very little. Has been barn kept, has lights, $1,000. Call 573-8094. 12-12, 12-19Wooden swing set with playhouse, $150. Girls 20 bike, never used, $75. Hello Kitty electric scooter, new, $175. Girls twin comforter, pink/purple with drapes, $25. Call 674-6022. 12-12, 12-19Antique blower for blacksmiths forge, $150. Antique corn shucker, $100. Call 237-1447. 12-12, 12-19Diamond plate tool box size truck with single lid, $70. Singer Call 674-1367. 12-12, 12-19Whitney piano, $250. Childs battery Jeep, $50. Radio Flyer wagon, $25. Call 674-4029. 12-12, 12-19CChain link fence, 6 feet tall, enough to build two large fenced areas or several small fenced areas. One large gate. Call 643-5862. 12-12, 12-19CCar seat and stroller combo, blue, brown and polka dots. Jumperoo, a Fisher Price Playmate. Two baby swings, another car seat. Lots of baby boy clothes 0-12 months. For Rent in ALTHaA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service $27 $43 $70 $90M & W SELFSTORAGE RRENTALs 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 Safety rail for bed, $10. Call 6746022. 12-12, 12-19Living room suite, condition, $60. Call 674-1367.12-12, 12-19TV entertainment center, holds up to a 36 tv, glass shelves showcase on each side of tv opening, $125. Call 643-5957. 12-12, 12-19Double recliner, $100. Call 4474502. 12-12, 12-19Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN APPLIANCESWhirlpool dryer, $50. Call 6746022. 12-12, 12-19 CARS1996 Acura, 2.5 liter, 134,000 miles, loaded, $3,000. Call 447-0599.12-19, 12-26 TRUCKSDodge R Ram 1500 and looks great, $12,500 OBO. Call 643-3628. 12-19, 12-262002 C Chevy B Blazer, loaded, 4-wheel drive, 118,000 miles, $3,500. Call 447-0599. 12-19, 12-262002 Dodge R Ram pickup, 2-wheel drive, $4,500. Call (850) 544-8211.12-19, 12-26 3 BD, 2 BA with pool and pool house, fenced in backyard. No inside pets.$1,200 monthdeposit required(850) 447-1975 House FOR Rent IN Blountstown Tri-Land Inc. BBroker(813) 253-3258eats OWNErR FINANCINGNoNO QUALIfFYING Older home located on Ray Avenue. 3 BD, 1 1/2 BACall 674-3009 House FOR Sale 3 Acres located on Spring Branch Road. A 2004 Home. With Storage Shed.$69,500(850) 643-2792House FOR Sale IN BRIISTOLL12-12, T 12-26 WANTED: REREAL EESTATEE Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Small Town T om A CaARTOON BY MIKE BaBARNHOUSE HHouse For Sale in BRISTTOLLCall 643-4362 5 BD, 2 BA on 5 acres of land, has $750 monthCall Janice to see at 674-4491Home FOR RentIN Blountstown $275 month + $100 deposit & 6 month lease, 1st rent due Jan. 1, 2013.(850) 762-3706 FOR RENT 762-8627 or 209-4244 House FOR RRentinIN ALTHA3 BD, 2 BA doublewide mobile home on Black Bottom Rd. $450 month includes water. Non-smokers only12-19, 12-26 New Home for sale in Altha3 BD, 2 BA, 1,300 sq ft Hardi siding, galvalume roof, vaulted great room, laminate street. REREDUCECED from $115,000 now ONLY,$105,000Call 762-8185 or 447-202512-19 t 1-9

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 STARSCOPEFAMMOUS BBIRRTHDAYSARRIEES MMar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may need to take a leap of faith when someone close to you asks for your assislater. It will be worth it. TAURRUS Apr 21/MMay 21 Taurus, there is bound to be a learning curve when you begin a new job or a new task. Do not be hard on yourself if it takes you a little longer. GEMEMINI MMay 22/Jun 21 tainly may provide some of the answers you seek. But another way is to simply get out there and ask other people what they think.C CANCERCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, sad situations may come up, but you have a way of casing the bright side of things. providing support this week. LEEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, many opportunities to entertain family and friends are on the horizon. Honor all of your commitments and enjoy all of the festivities. VIRRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, while you aspire to have many friends, you just few special people who hold the strings to your heart. It is okay to keep them close. LIBRBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sit down and enjoy may enjoy the break from the frenetic pace you have been keeping the last few months. SCCORRPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Ever an ideas person, Scorpio, now you have to put some followthrough into those plans. You can you on your next adventure. SAGITTARRIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, things certainly go on when youre not around, but others may notice they just may not be as fun. You often lend joviality to anything you attend so spread your cheer.C CAPRRICCORRN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, bide your time and you just may end the year on a bang. Dont be afraid to add other things to your lastminute wish list because your goals just may be met. AQUARRIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 tions but that doesnt mean you have to be the life of the party. Keep this in mind as you attend holiday gatherings. PISCECES Feb 19/MMar 20 Pisces, while others are thinking about what presents they want under the tree, you may be thinking of how to give back to others.Week of Dec. 16 ~ Dec. 22DECEMBER 16 Hallee Hirsh, Actress (25) DECEMBER 17 Bill Pullman, Actor (59) DECEMBER 18 Christina Aguilera, Singer (32) DECEMBER 19 Alyssa Milano, Actress (40) DECEMBER 20 Jonah Hill, Actor (29) DECEMBER 21 Ray Romano, Comic Actor (55) DECEMBER 22 Diane Sawyer, News Anchor (67) THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. 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 are welcomed. Call us at That Darn Pump at 643-4357. BPA/UFN CAMPER2002 C Class A motor home, less than 7,000 miles, 36 foot with two slide outs. Hydraulic leveling system, well maintained, original owner. Call (850) 627-6148. 12-12, 12-192006 Wildwood camper 31 ft. bunkhouse with slide out, $8,000. Call (850) 556-1263. 12-12, 12-19 LOST/FOUNDFOUND: B Bassett Hound mix, black and white male in the Altha area. Good natured dog, no collar, looks well taken care of. Call 762-1984.12-12, 12-19Jack R Russell puppies ready for Christmas, $99. Call 762-8657.12-19, 12-26Full-blooded Pit B Bulldog puppies, believed Gotti line, no papers. Call Steve for further information at 4472437. 12-19, 12-26Dogs for sale, Wolf dog, white female, approximately six months old, gentle with people, $50. Red Pit Bulldog, female, gentle with people, great hog dog, $50. Pit Bulldog, male, young less than a year old, will make a great hog dog, $50. Call 643-2370 or 776-5827. 12-19, 12-26 HUNTING/FISHINGDakota SL crossbow, $300. Two tree stands, like new, $150 each. Call 575-1234. 12-12, 12-19 EQUIPMENT1994 ITMM 539 model tractor, less than 700 hours, $5,500. Call 8789019. 12-12, 12-19 WANTEDWashing machine in good condition. Call 237-1447. 12-12, 12-19 VEHICLE ACCESSORIES18 Toyota Tundra stock wheels and tires. 255/70/18 Bridgestone Duelers H/T. Tires have 11,500 miles on them, come with lug nuts and chrome covers for wheels, $550. Call 643-6942 for more information. 12-12, 12-19Fiberglass camper shell, S10 pickup. At Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFNUsed tires: four tubeless radials size P225/50R17935 at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN MOTORCYCLES & ATVS2004 Kawasaki Prairie 300, 2x4, green, low hours, never been in mud, $2,000. Call 573-8094.12-19, 12-26 PETS/SUPPLIESHorse trailer, 16 ft., a stock trailer with a tack room. Call 491-7380.12-19, 12-26 SUBSCRIPTION FORMPlease enclose a check or money order for $18 and mail to:The Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321Name_____________________________________________ Address__________________________________________C City_____________________State______Zip___________ Phone________________ E Email ____________________GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO TO THEE CCALHOUN-LIBERBERTYJOURRNAL

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 HEADINGDont miss Decembers holiday hunting traditionsTAt TUM'S HARdDWAREBest Wishes All Around No matter what the occasion, good friends always come in handy. At this very special time of year, we thank you all for being ours. Gifts for the handyman and woman! portable grills for the camp. SEAsSONsS GREETINgsGS!ThHE LIBERtTY CCOUNtTY LANDFIllLL will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 Dec. 25 of the Christmas holiday. Solid Waste Dept. at 643-3777. Heating & Air Conditioning FL LicIC. #CMC1249570(850) 674-4777 Whaley FROM -Outta the Woods The BSRs and their listing recommendations are available at MyFWC.com/ ImperiledSpecies.

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 Carters Law Enforcement Supply If you dont know the size or much about the products and dont have time to get over to Marianna. This is your best way out. to your house for the best merchandise you could give. GUNSMITHING Through this door passed the worlds greatest people......our Customers!Merry Christmas from BLACKBURNSGROCERY *Air Condition *Furnaces *Water Heaters *Electrical *Refrigerators *Rubber Roofs *Hitches *Awnings *Slide-out Repair *Floor Repair Big River RR V Everyone atwould like to wish you and your family all a safe and wonderfulMerry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc. We will be closed from Dec. 24 through Dec. 28. for the holidays.If youre from the South, youll recognize that as the polite, sevenword shorthand for times when we really want to say: Go back to wherever you came from before you make this place as miserable as the one you left. But dont worry, we usually reserve that sentiment for genuine jerks and idiots. Between state laws, the U.S. Constitution and the Holy Bible, theres not much you can do about invasive people. But theres a lot we can do about plants and animals that make their way here. And wed better get busy because Florida has turned into a virtual fauna. Weve already lost the battle kudzu, but we still have a chance to stop the Burmese python from becoming a permanent Florida resident. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), there is now a breeding population of them in the Florida Everglades and scientists are worried they could change the entire ecosystem. Im worried theyll find their way up here to Northwest Florida. Let me be real clear about something: I really dont like snakes. I know they have their place, and Ive made peace with all the native species. I consider it a sign of maturity that I no longer shoot or hack up every one I see. But pythons? Oh, hell no. Were talking about a snake that can grow to be almost 30 feet long and squeeze a fullgrown man to death. I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in a state where bears and gators have to watch where they step. I certainly dont want to ever see one in the Apalachicola River swamp. Pythons, you say? Well, there goes the neighborhood. So count me among the many folks who are happy about FWCs Python Challenge, a monthlong effort to harvest as many pythons as possible. The only thing I would do differently is rename it The Great Python Murder-a-thon See, my goal isnt to just rid the Everglades of pythons; I want to leave a scar on all their future generations. Drive them all back to the jungles of Asia, where they can tell their grandchildren about the terrible mistake they made coming to Florida. But just like with everything else, theres a group of people out there defending the rights of pythons to be Floridians. I actually met a man who said, We humans are an invasive species ourselves. Okay, I said. Then lets approach it another way. As a human, if I was hunting out of season and without a license, They would tell me to put my hands over my head and, if I didnt, they would shoot me. So heres the deal, I continued. Any pythons who surrender and put their hands over their heads get to live. All the rest get shot immediately. The guy got a little angry and he wanted to argue the point some more. But I decided to be polite and end the conversation the best way I knew how. You aint from around here, are you? Could the growing python population be heading our way?Of pythons and morons Happy and Safe Holiday your solid waste pickup is on Tuesday through Friday. No service on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDooOORS Down SouthCalhoun County native Jim McClellan grew of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. He is sharing a few of his columns from his blog with Journal readers.

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Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 19, 2012 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2012-033CA LABAN BONTRAGER, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. TANTON and the Estate of HAZEL TANTON, and The U.S. Dept. of the Treasury Acting through the Internal Revenue Service, Defendants. ____________________/ AMEMENDEED NOTICECE OF FORECRECLOSURERE SALEE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Order dated November 30, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-033CA of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Liberty County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS of the Liberty County Courthouse, Bristol, FL at 11 a.m. EST on the 8th day of January, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Order, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A below PARCEL I: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, thence run South 30 yards, thence run East 78 yards, thence run North 30 yards, thence run West to PLACE OF BEGINNING, in Section 5, Township 1 South, Range 7 West. PARCEL NO. II: COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of the NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, and run South 30 yards, for POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run South 33 yards, thence run East along center of road know as Robertson Mill Road 78 yards, thence North 32 1/2 yards, thence West to POINT OF BEGINNING, and being in Section 5, Township 1 South, Range 7 West. PARCEL NO. III: COMMENCE at a concrete monument marking the Northwest Corner of Section 5, Township 1 South, Range 7 West, Liberty County, Florida, and run thence South 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 18 Seconds East along the Westerly boundary of said Section 5, a distance of 1634.43 feet, thence North 80 Degrees 40 Minutes 16 Seconds East 83.77 feet, to an iron rod (LS 5024) at a fence corner for the POINT OF BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence along a fence as follows: thence South 01 Degree 46 Minutes 33 Seconds East 163.90 feet, thence South 89 Degrees 27 Minutes 37 Seconds West 237.15, thence South 02 Degrees 46 Minutes 43 Seconds East 264.29 feet, thence leaving said fence run thence North 89 Degrees 56 Minutes 27 Seconds East 462.01 feet, thence North 01 Degree 09 Minutes 57 Seconds East 471.12 feet, thence South 80 Degrees 40 Minutes 16 Seconds West 46.73 feet, thence North 00 Degrees 07 Minutes 18 Seconds West along the Westerly boundary of lands Book 50, at page 742, of the Public Records of said county a distance of 120.15 feet to the southerly right of way boundary of the Robertson Mill Creek Road; thence South 79 Degrees 12 Minutes 42 Seconds West along said southerly right of way boundary, a distance of 77.34 feet, thence South 00 Degrees 07 minutes 18 Seconds East 118.15 feet, thence South 80 Degrees 40 Minutes 16 Seconds West 132.01 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis 60 days after the sale. Dated this 10th day of Dec., 2012 KATHY BROWN Clerk of the Circuit by: V. Summers Deputy Clerk IN THEE CCIRCRCUIT C COURRT FORR THEE SECECOND JUDICCIAL CCIRCRCUIT, IN AND FORR LIBERBERTY C COUNTY, FLORRIDAC CASEE NO.: 39-2012-CCA-000067 DIVISION: C CIRCRCUIT CCIVIL 21ST M MOR RTGAGE E C COR RPO-R RATION, a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs.M MONIQUEE FINNEELL, a/k/a M M ONIQUE E BRE BRE NDA FINNE E LL; JEEFF WHITFIE ELD; BE BEN-E EFICCIAL FLORRIDA, INCC., a Delaware corporation authorized to transact business in Florida; UNIDE E NTIFIE E D JOHN DOEE(S) and/or UNIDEENTIFIEED JANEE DOEE(S), Defendants. _________________/C CLERERKS NOTICECE OF SALEE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiffs Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 6, 2012 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 15, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. (EST), at the Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 NW State Rd 20, Bristol, FL 32321, the following described property:C C ommence at a concrete CLCLJ Job Market Diesel Mechanic (Quincy, FL)Higdon Furniture Co. Fax resumes to (850) 627-2486 The Liberty County Water Department seeks the Meter Reading/Service Department. SCCHEEDULEE: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Emergency & on-call responsibilityEss ESSEntialNTIAL FunUNCtionsTIONS: Visually check meters and make accurate entries into electronic meter reading device. Change out meters, check valves and/or meter bottoms as needed. Assist with service orders and investigation orders. Change out meters occasionally ters. Handle and troubleshoot customer complaints. Flushing Water Mains. Other duties as assigned. This is technical work assisting with and learning all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the Countys water treatment facilities. After instruction and orientation, quality and speed of work on routine operator. Knowledge/EEducation & E Experience R Required: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Must possess a Class C Water Florida (FAC 62-602) within a period of two (2) years, however, demonstrated within one (1) year. Valid Florida Drivers License and good driving record. Skills R Required/Desired: Basic tool, equipment, and vehicle maintenance, Basic computer skills, Ability to read and understand construction plans, Ability to Supervise In-Mates Abilities R Required (work characteristics, behaviors, leadership abilities, etc.): Must have initiative and be resourceful in problem solving, Clear Speaking Voice/Legible Handwriting, Physical and Drug Screening required. 45 positions Temporary/seasonal work. Stable Attendant needed to handle horses. Work includes feeding, watering, turning out horses and general farmwork, from 1/21/2013 to 11/21/2013, at Winbak Farm, LLC, Chesapeake City, MD. One ence required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employerpaid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. $10.34/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #219211. Professional References and Resume is required. It will need to be submitted in the Vacancies section under Human Resources/Careers of the online application at the LCSB website, www.lcsbonline.org. On the Current Job Openings page, click on the Link, under How to Apply beside the position you are interested plication, it must be attached to the position. Resume can be attached to the online application under the be used, i.e. (Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School, etc.). Those without computer access may come to the cation. Assistance will be provided, if needed. Reasonable accommodations for completing forms and interviews are available for people with disabilities when requested in advance. For a request for reaof the Superintendent. LoOCationATION:MMINIMMUMM QUALIFICCATIONS: *Bachelors Degree in Accounting or an Appropriate Finance area or ten accounting or auditing may be substituted for degree or auditing. *Must provide written references upon request from the Superintendent. KNOWLEEDGEE, SKILLS, AND ABBILITIEES: *Knowledge of governmental accounting standards, Florida School law and State Board of Education regulations. Management skills in supervising areas of budgeting, accounting, auditing, purchasing, investments, risk management and food service. Ability to plan and analyze. Ability to use personal computer / mainframe software and hardware. Knowledge of banking as it relates to investments. Ability to use effective public relations skills. Ability to effectively use problem-solving skills, group dynamics and communication skills for both oral and written presentations.CCOMMPEENSATION: Salary Range: $45,000.00 $60,404.00 Applications will be received from: Dec. 13, 2012-Dec. 27, 2012Employment opportunities are offered without regard or marital status.The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications for the following position for the 2012-2013 school year. FINANCECE CCOORRDINATORR/SUPERER VISORRmonument marking the Northwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 4, Township 1 South, R Range 7 West, Liberty C County, Florida and run thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 21 seconds E East along the Northerly boundary of said Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter a distance of 881.74 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 00 degrees 06 minutes 46 seconds West 676.54 feet to a concrete monument on the Northerly maintained right of way boundary of a graded road; thence North 89 degrees 46 minutes 45 seconds E East 1,117.95 feet; thence North 82 degrees 43 minutes 52 seconds E E ast along said Northerly maintained right of way boundary, a distance of 94.69 feet; thence North 76 degrees 54 minutes 55 seconds E E ast along said Northerly maintained right of way boundary, a distance of 94.38 feet; thence North 05 degrees 09 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 250.35 feet to the Southwesterly right of way boundary of State R Road No. 20 (100 foot right of way); thence North 68 degrees 12 minutes 07 seconds West along said Southwesterly right of way boundary, a distance of 112.18 feet to the POINT OF BE BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BE BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 46 minutes 17 seconds West a distance of 117.68 feet; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 43 seconds West, a distance of 299.21 feet; thence North 21 degrees 17 minutes 33 seconds E E ast, a distance of 217.21 feet to the aforesaid Southwesterly right of way boundary, thence South 68 degrees 12 minutes 07 seconds E East along said Southwesterly right of way boundary, a distance of 238.98 feet to the POINT OF BE BEGINNING. TOGEETHERER WITH that certain 1995 Homes of M M erit mobile home bearing Iden-C CP72312321A and FLHMML -C CP72312321BB. Property Address: 13311 NW State Road 20, Bristol, FL 32321. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 6, 2012 KathleenATHLEEN BrownROWN, CLERK LIBERTY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: V. Summers Deputy Clerk 12-19, 12-26

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DECEMBER 19, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 31 The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell. Members present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Tina Tharpe, Kyle Peddie, Logan Kever and Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell. SUPERERINTEENDEENT Gloria Gay Uzzell 13761 NW Pea Ridge Rd. Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov. 2016 SCCHOOL BBOARRD MEMBER MEMBERS Logan Kever 5083 NW Boykin Road Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov.2016 District I Tina Tharpe 12922 NW Old Post Road Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov. 2016 District II Darrel L. Hayes P.O. Box 190 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: Nov. 2014 District III Brandon Kyle Peddie 22404 NW Highway 20 Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: Nov. 2014 District IV Roger W. Reddick 25018 NE Whitehead Rd. Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: Nov. 2014 District V The prayer was offered by Kyle Peddie and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Superintendent Uzzell. Reddick made a motion, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to appoint Kyle Peddie for School Board Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2012-2013, Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to appoint Darrel Hayes as Vice-Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2012-2013. Superintendent Uzzell turned the meeting over to Kyle Peddie, School Board Chairman. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda. OLD B BUSINEESS None ACCTION ITEMEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to set the Regular School Board Meetings for 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in the Liberty County School Board Meeting Room at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, Florida 32321. 2. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe and carried unaniDepository (Cadence Bank) for 2012-13. 3. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Expenditures Statement Format for 2012-13. 4. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve revised School Board Member and Superintendent Salaries for 2012-13. PERERSONNEEL 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to accept resignation from Whitney Holcomb, teacher at Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School, effective Nov. 13, 2012. 2. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Larry Hutcheson as contracted consultant (external evaluator for 21st Century Community Learning Centers) effective Nov. 1, 2012. 3. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Jack Hal Summers, Jr. as contracted consultant (external evaluator for 21st Century Community learning Centers) effective Dec. 1, 2012. 4. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Amanda Brock as teacher, Allied Health, at Liberty County High School, effective Nov. 27, 2012. 5. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Stephanie Hofheinz, Director of Finance, effective Dec. 31, 2012. 6. DELETED. 7. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Lisa M. Smith, Paraprofessional at WR Tolar K-8 School, effective Nov. 30, 2012.EMER EMERGEENCCY ITEMEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve transfer of Rita Lewis from teacher at Bristol Youth Academy to Teacher on Special Assignment: Food Service and Assessment effective Nov. 26, 2012. 2. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe and carried to approve extension of Agreement for Contracted Services with Sheila D. Shelton and the Liberty County School Board for Assistance with Food Service and Training Food Service Personnel, beginning Nov. 26, 2012, 6.5 hours per day, $25 per hour, for a total of 15 days. Hayes, Reddick, Tharpe and Kever voted yes. Peddie voted no. 3. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Irene J. Myers, teacher at W.R. Tolar K-8 School, effective Nov. 23, 2012. 4. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve request to advertise for Middle School Science teacher at W.R. Tolar K-8 School. 5. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried to approve request to create and advertise District Secretary position at Liberty County School Board District Ofistration. Reddick, Hayes, Tharpe and Kever voted yes. Peddie voted no. 6. The School Board recognized and congratulated the 2012 Liberty County High School Volleyball team and coaches as State Class 1A RunnerUp 7. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to transfer Alfreda Phillips to Hosford Elementary and Jr. High School for remainder of the 2012position vacated by Whitney Holcomb. 8. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve request to grant permission to advertise for Paraprofessional at W.R. Tolar K-8 School for the remainder of the 2012-2013 sition vacated by Lisa M. Smith.B BOARRD MEMBERMEMBER C CONCERCERNS Hayes mentioned that there is a school board employee who pays admission to the football games and spends most of the time at the game working drains and other issues that come up at the concession stand. He asked if there was a way that the High School could waive admission for him or do something to acknowledge his efforts. Reddick asked the Superintendent and Board about considering lowering the threshold that is currently set at $25,000 for Board approval. 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