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Sheriff's Log and Arrest Reports......................2 Community Calendar and Events................4 & 5 Cartoons, Commentary and Letters............8 & 9 PEOPLE: Birthdays and a wedding ...................7 Obituaries.....15 Job Market and Legals.......17 Find a bargain in the Classieds.....................19 W ednesday MAY 1, 2013 Vol. 33, No. 18 CALHOUNLIBERTY } J OURNAL 50 includes tax Car chase ends with crash in yard, driver arrested by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor TRISTAN MARTIN See CRASH & ARREST continued on page 3 Flat Head Tourney Winner Man charged for leaving toddlers alone in truck Three arrested on meth charges after home is searched by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor See THREE ARRESTED on page 2 LCHS Dawgs district champs PAGE 16 Volunteer reghters get extra training PAGE 5 LCHS Army ROTC excels at State Shooting competition PAGE 13 JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South First Hunt: When I lost my mind in a duck blind PAGE 11 THE
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks ARREST REPORTS CALHOUN COUNTY April 22 Larry Eugene McCourt, DUI with property damage (out of county war rant), CCSO. April 23 Darin Daniel Summerlin,VOCC CCSO. Teresa Bailey, VOSP, CCSO. Anther Williams, non support (times 3), CCSO. Steven Register, non support, CCSO. Karen Harrison, possession of meth, manufacture of meth, pos session of listed chemicals, CCSO. Hal Hatton, possession of meth, manufacture of meth, possession of listed chemicals, CCSO. Robert Duke, Jr., possession of meth, manufacture of meth, pos session of listed chemicals, CCSO. April 24 Curtisha Burke, VOSP, CCSO. April 25 Gregory Hartzell, possession of meth, CCSO. Jodi Johnson, possession of meth, CCSO. Abigail Hill, petty theft (times 2), CCSO. William Hickman, VOSP, CCSO. Jason Mills, VOSP, criminal mischief less than $200 (times 2), aggravated assault, CCSO. Jamie Lee Torrence, child ne glect, possession of drug parapher nalia, BPD. April 26 Pamela Mayo, sale of meth, sale of schedule II narcotic (zanax), CCSO Victoria D. Chason, domestic battery, false imprisonment, pos session of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, CCSO Michael Lynn, possession of meth, CCSO April 28 Kenshawn Scott Jackson, bat tery, BPD April 29 Devanta Ross, battery with a burglary, battery/battery on a preg nant victim, BPD Dana Chason, VOP, CCSO Cary Snell, lewd or lascivious exhibition (victim less than 16 years), BPD LIBERTY COUNTY April 22 Robert Tellier, failure to appear, LCSO. April 23 Heath Godwin, disorderly intoxi cation, LCSO. Karen Harrison, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 24 Tristan Martin, possession of cocaine (schedule II) with intent to sell, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of a xxxx (schedule II) with intent to sell, aggravated assault on a LEO, aggravated fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest without violence, LCSO. William Goodpasture, disorderly intoxication, LCSO. Delmos Barnes, lewd and las civious molestation by a person over 18 years of age on a victim less than 12 years old, LCSO. Abigail Hill, petty theft (times 2), CCSO. April 26 Edgar Baskerville, battery, LCSO. Kevin Whited, DUI, driving with licenses suspended or revoked with knowledge, refusal to submit, LCSO. Laquita Parramore, DUI, LCSO. April 27 Pamela Mayo, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Victoria D. Chason, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 29 Dana Chason, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Sheriffs Log arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. CITATIONS ISSUED: Accidents ..........................................................1 Traffic Citations. ..........................................................12 Special details Business alarms Residential alarms ................................................0 Complaints ........................................................41 Blountstown Police Dept. April. 22 through Apr. 28, Arrested? We understand how important it is for you to know your legal rights and how to protect them. Our areas of practice include: *Call for a free consultation Jason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 with suspected muriatic acid, a 12 ounce bottle that held a bi-layer liquid, two Pyrex dishes with an unknown liquid and tin foil with suspected meth residue. bottle containing a bi-level liquid, a half empty gallon-size bottle of muriatic acid, a laundry room area. General bag that held an ice compress with receipt, two funnels, both new and used where found in a bathroom, along with a inside a Wal-Mart bag. included a small plastic container that held methamphetamine, a tin foil strip with suspected meth residue, an empty pack methamphetamine. of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of methamphetamine. THREE ARRESTED from page 1 Man seen in fetal position on road arrested for disorderly intoxication someone lying in the fetal position on his balance as he stumbled along SR 20 near the Ochlockonee River Bridge at the Liberty-Leon county line last week. California, was walking westbound along the white line of SR 20 around the road forced oncoming vehicles to swerve into the other lane to safely pass Goodpasture acknowledged he was lying in the road earlier. Noting the strong smell of an alcoholic beverage on Goodpasture, the deputy had him lean against the patrol car to remain upright and then asked if he had been drinking. evening. with a portable breath test kit and, after getting a breath sample, determined his alcohol level to be .257. The legal Goodpasture admitted to having "a few large" alcoholic beverages. disorderly intoxication. deputies discovered a Visa credit card, Wichie, who turned out to be an inmate Goodpasture said he and Wichie were friends, but when contacted, Winchie told a deputy that no one else should be in possession of his license and other cards. Family friend charged with molesting 10-year-old girl home was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 12 after the alleged victim told investigators that he had kissed her, touched her below the waist and lay on top of her. 28, of Bristol, had lived with them for two or three weeks at their previous address. She reported that since they moved, someone has been coming to their home and beating on the windows at intervals through the night to keep them awake. She told a deputy she believed it was Barnes. started and during that time, she said her daughter said she needed to tell her When her mother asked her to explain, she said the child told her that Barnes had kissed her on the lips. When asked if anything else had happened, the mother said her daughter told her she had also been touched inappropriately. Team, the girl repeated her story and said she wished she could "take him to jail." She indicated there were two encounters with Barnes, both in her bedroom. She said her clothing was on and she did not touch him. Barnes denied the accusation, telling deputies that he had only kissed her on the check and that in turn, she tried to kiss him into his room in the past wearing only a around her waist and if he had touched her inappropriately, it was not intentional. DELMOS BARNES Two arrested on meth charges Two people were taken into custody last week following when investigators from the Calhoun Office served a search warrant on their Elm Street residence in Blountstown. home, Lt. Todd Wheetley reported that the following was found: grinder with suspected pseudoephedrine residue were located in the kitchen. Several tin foil strips with suspected methamphetamine residue were discovered in the kitchen trash can and a bottle of muriatic acid was found under the sink. tin foil strip, both with suspected meth residue, were found in the bedroom. a loveseat in the living room. and strips of tin foil with suspected meth residue were found in a burn pile. vehicle. The arrest report stated admitted using and making methamphetamine. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine. GREGORY HARTZELL JODI JOHNSON Dispute with pair renting home leads to one arrest to a verbal dispute between a property owner and her tenants in man after he continued to show his anger and repeatedly complain about the circumstances of his eviction. 27, and his wife were attempting to get an emergency order to stop their eviction but were unable to get their landlord to sign it. Lt. Mark Mallory of the Liberty County the Godwins that the landlord was under no obligation to sign it and that they needed to have the papers served to her Godwin cursed and complained about the legal system. Mallory then went to speak with the landlord, the way the Godwins were acting on her property. She showed him a final order of eviction effective The Godwins arrived about the same time as Mallory, and Godwin resumed his comments about the situation, once again cursing and complaining. Godwin was told not to return way. Godwin turned around and continued arguing until coming face-toface with the officer, who told him to leave. The couple then went to the courthouse and later returned to the Godwin was told by another employee to "Go inside and finish he argued and began using profanity. Godwin was then arrested for breach of peace and disorderly conduct. HEATH GODWIN
MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 AT THE LIBRARY The Diamond Corner Fine Jewelry & Gifts THE LIMITED EDITION Bear My Heart Charm FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY AT... Mothers Day 2013 Join us Thursday, May 9 from 5 7 p.m. CT for the Spring Business Bounce! with deputies in pursuit. Moments later, Martin lost control of the car, went into a front yard and ran into a cluster of small trees before hitting a water meter. Deputies said Martin jumped out of the car and ran into the woods, followed by Taylor on foot. Mallory said he saw Martin toss out a Ziplock bag on the ground, which held a Kellogg's snack box with cocaine, marijuana and MDMA hidden inside. CRASH & ARREST continued from page 1 the scene included 10 grams of powder cocaine in a plastic bag and .5 grams of MDMA (also known as Ecstasy or Molly) in a small Ziplock bag. There were also six other small Ziplock bags, like those commonly used to package and sell drugs. The wreck was investigated by FHP Trooper Chad Cox. ABOVE: Cocaine, marijuana and MDMA were found in a Ziplock bag and a fruit snack box tossed out after the accident, according More than 150 books suggested as good reads as summer break draws near Summer reading list encourages kids to continue learning TALLAHASSEE Summer break is just a month away and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is encouraging kids to keep learning while they are outside of the classroom. More than 150 books have the departments of young readers and prevent summer learning loss. reading and math skills, with some researchers estimating at least a month of learning loss, during each summer break. Prolonged breaks deteriorate student learning gains and widen the achievement gap among low-income students. The more students practice reading, math and critical-thinking skills during the summer months, the better prepared they will be to graduate high school ready for college and careers. Empowering a child with the ability to read has a transformational effect on their future suc cess in life, said Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett. The new Common Core State Standards underscore the importance of read ing and literacy, and we must do more to ensure kids dont fall behind while theyre out of the classroom. If we can help kids love to read, well ensure they are lifelong learners. The FDOE is also encouraging parents to get involved in their childrens reading activities this summer. Some tips to help children get excited about reading are to read aloud to young children, take children of all ages to the library and allow them to choose their own books, or to create light-hearted sibling rivalry by encouraging a competition to see who can read the most books over the summer months. Examples of great books to enjoy from the 2013 summer reading list include Ernest Hemingway Visit the departments Summer Reading List or Just Read, Florida! website at www.justread Chipola Law Enforcement and Corrections Classes MARIANNAThe Chipola College Crimi nal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning length. Chipola also offers an ongoing Basic Correc tions academy with open enrollment. Students and earn a passing score on the Criminal Jus tice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physi cal examination, background check and drug screening. Financial Assistance is available based upon need and eligibility. The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ BAT) is offered at the Public Service Building For information regarding the application process, contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforce The Blountstown Public Library held another Arts Series Event Saturday evening and it will go down as one of the best. The stage was set in the Heritage Room with colorful circus decorations to accent Liliane Parbot-Johnson's talk about her book entitled The stories about her life and all of her adventures held us captive as we listened with admiration for her bravery and zest for living. After intermission and tasty treats the outdoor Court yard came alive with original and popular tunes from the group Swiftwater (and friends). Everyone relaxed and took in the music whether it be bluegrass, country, here in our area. Heartfelt appreciations go out to all that worked so hard on the event and to those, yes you, who help sup port the Arts in this wonderful community. From High Wire To Swiftwater event one of the Arts Series best The author signs one of her books after she spoke to a group at the library Saturday evening. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD Buy Rite Drugs Located along SR 20 in Bristol Phone 643-5454 Purses, Willow Tree, Plants & Jewelry and plenty more to choose from Mothers Day Sunday May 12 & up Flowers $ 3 95 STOUTAMIRE INSURANCE INC. 16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown Contact Bill Stoutamire Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success, will be on display May 17 to August 18 TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of States Museum of Florida History today announced the opening date of the museums next temporary exhibit, Seminole People of Florida: Survival and Success. The new exhibit will be on display May 17 to August 18 at the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee. We are pleased to present this exhibit, which was created in a spirit of admiration for a group of people who have not only survived and pros pered but have overcome extreme adversity, said Secretary Detzner. The Seminole people have a long, proud history in Florida, and this new exhibit showcases their remarkable heritage and culture. The exhibit provides insight into Seminole history, culture and artistic traditions from the mid-1850s to the present. The Museum of Florida History worked with members of the Seminole Tribe, the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum and other advisors to create a well-rounded exhibit. More than 90 artifacts are featured, including several examples of beautiful patchwork clothing from the museums collection of Seminole artifacts. The exhibit includes artifacts on loan from the Seminole Tribes Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, notably an early nineteenth-century bandolier bag and nine paint ings by Seminole artist Noah Billie. The Museum of Florida Historys monthly pro gramming will highlight the exhibit and feature numerous scholars and authors specializing in Seminole culture and history. More information on monthly programming may be obtained by calling the museum or by visiting the museums website. The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Depart ment of States Division of Cultural Affairs and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to the museum and in nearby downtown garages. For more information, contact (850) Liberty County native selected for major exhibition in South Korea The Sejong Museum of Fine Art in Seoul, Korea, has selected Liberty County native artist and photographer Rick Saint to present work in their latest exhibition, the 9th Annual GwangHwa Mun International Art Festival (GIAF) Good Morning GwangHwaMun. Saint is one of approximately 400 artists from 5 continents chosen for this years GIAF which is listed as one of Koreas most important cultural exchange programs. Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Korean Culture and Arts Council, and the Korean Ministry of Education, the GIAF is also considered a major event within Koreas World Cooperation for Environmental Issues. Originally from Rock Bluff, Florida, Saint now resides in Bangkok, Thailand. His love of people and cultures is seen in his work and his frequent travels in Asia have allowed him to capture a little of the beauty that is found there. Through the years, Saint has worked in a variety of media, including acrylics, mixed-media, and silks as well as being very involved in performance art; how ever, he is currently focusing primarily on photography. For the GIAF, Saint submitted a photographic piece entitled Absolem, named for the hookah smok ing caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. The smoky, mysterious image is inten tionally ambiguous so that the viewers imagination is engaged by the work. Im thrilled to have my work included in such a prestigious exhibition, said Saint. My art is a passion for me. Im just glad others enjoy it as well. The GIAF runs from April 26 to May 27 in the Main Exhibition Hall of the Se jong Cultural Center and Museum located in Chebu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea. Additional examples of the artists work can be seen on his website: www. RickSaint.com. NEWS FROM THE PEWS Note of Thanks HEALING MINISTRIES Healing Ministries will (ET). The church is located on the corner of Hwy. 20 and Central Ave. Everyone is invited to attend. CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH Milton "Big Mo" Ostrander will be the evangelist for revival services at Corinth Baptist Church May 5-8. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, May 5, and nightly at 7 p.m. (ET), May 6-8. Big Mo has been involved in gospel music for many years. He is a Dove Award nominee and has won the ECSGMA Songwriter of the Year. His songs have been fea tured on many of the Gaither Gospel Series videos, and many artists in Southern Gospel Music have recorded his powerful songs. He preaches revival services all over the country and continues to minister through music as well. Corinth Baptist Church humbly invites you to join us in this wonderful week of music, ministry, and Re vival! Corinth Baptist is located at 15816 NE Moore Street in Hosford. For more information, please call Rev. Kyle Peddie 556-1881. To all my friends, family and neighbors who were so generous to give of their time and prayers. To those to give words of encouragement since my accident, thank you doesnt seem nearly enough. I have been so blessed by your caring and concern. Gods blessings to each and everyone. Ann McClellan and Family CHURCH BREAKFAST The Blountstown Community Church will be holding an all-you-can-eat Ham and sausage, eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy and pancakes will be served. Please come and enjoy. For more information call 674-7023. MARIANNATickets are now on sale for the Chipola College Theatre childrens mu sical, Alice in Wonderland set for Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. The show also will be pre sented to hundreds of elemen tary school children during several sold-out daytime perfor mances. Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon cast actors in the following roles: Colton Day and Trey McKay as Che sire Cats, Christin Wiggins as Mathilda, Gracie Wallace as Al ice, Diane Glaze as White Rab bit, Austin Pettis as Doorknob, Patrea Clark as Dodo Bird, Ter rence Shanks as Tweedle Dum, Shayli Tharp as Tweedle Dee, Brienne Beechum as Rose, Kayla Todd as Petunia, Melanie Henderson as Lily, Jae House as Caterpillar, Dylan Bass as Mad Hatter, Dante Tyler as March Hare, Odra Chapman as Queen of Hearts, Nick Cessna as King of Hearts. Royal Cardsman and Tea Partiers include: Alex An derson, Deanna Bailey, Amber ly Corbin, Maddie Craven, Elyn Sapp and Julie Wells. General admission tickets are available online at www. chipola.edu. Center for the Arts May 6, 7, 8, and from 6 7 p.m., May 9. For information contact Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre email@example.com (850) 718-2277. ALICE IN WONDERLAND tickets on sale at Chipola The Minnie Lee Cha son Reunion was held on Easter weekend, Friday through Sunday, at the Minnie Chason Park on Hwy. 73, just south of the Jackson/Calhoun line. Nine of Minnie Cha sons children were pres ent. They included Law rence Chason, Aubrey Chason, Ruby Flanders, Ruth Wood, Doris Bates, Irene Sessions, Rachel Collins, Juanita Mathis and Jean Hilson. Our oldest sister, Myrtie Vickery, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 27. She will be missed. Approximately 245 family members and friends were present. The oldest two pres ent were Miram and Dorothy Stewart, of Marianna, brother and sister-in-law of Minnie Chason, both at the age of 86. The youngest pres ent was 3 1/2-month-old Henry Lee Bates, son of Quinton and Amy Bates of Altha. Henry Lee is the great-grandson of Minnie Chason. There were eight new little ones born into the Chason family since last Easter. Again, we Chason brothers and sisters would like to give a big thank you to our youngest generation for not only stepping up to the plate and getting the food ready for us to eat and then cleaning up afterwards, but for being in charge of the egg hunt, they hay ride, providing cupcakes for the children to decorate and painting We love and appreci ate you all very much. We are so blessed to have such a great family. Minnie Chason reunion held Easter weekend
MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 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, FL POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ADS: email@example.com JOURNAL STAFF Johnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,313 Wednesday, May 1 Saturday, May 4 Thursday May 2 Friday, May 3 TODAYS MEETINGS noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail MEETINGS AA 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Courthouse Bristol Girl Scout Troop #303, 6:30 p.m., The Club, Bristol. Liberty Community Coalition meets 7 p.m. in Emerg. Management Bldg. Monday, May 6 Tuesday, May 7 Sunday, May 5 TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha VFD AA 6 p.m., Altha Community Center meets at Apalachee Restaurant at 7 p.m. (ET) TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Bristol City Council meets at 6:30 (ET) p.m. followed by Public Hearing on CDBG Grant. 272 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown departments including Rock Bluff, Bristol, Estiffanulga and Hosford have spent the last two months that meets the DOTs 40 hour cur riculum. The First Responders will be assisting with EMS calls and aid, oxygen, and CPR. During the course of the class, they have also completed a class in extrication. FROM LEFT: Melissa Killingsworth In structor, Pam Joiner, Chris Peddie, Rich ard Peddie, Steven Danley, Kristy Shiv er, Obie Harper, Angela Brown, Sandy Hoffmaster, Johnnie Barton. SHELBY RODDENBERRY PHOTO BIRTHDAY Louise Robinson ANNIVERSARY Colton & Schelbie Anders Anyone who would like to help the church as they support the recovery efforts of Liberty County Commis sioner Scotty Phillips can send checks to Telogia Baptist Church at P.O. Box 4, Telogia, FL 32360. The church asks that checks be made payable to Telogia Baptist Church. Please write Benevolence Fund in the memo line. The church reports that Scotty was doing well Tuesday and is expected to have a feeding tube put in place Wednesday to boost his nutrient intake. The family is in the process of select ing a rehabilitation facility where they hope he can be moved soon. Benevolence Fund for Scotty Phillips Fundraiser to help boy in need of kidney transplant Save the date for Bryson on May 31 Rachel Hatcher with ongoing medical expenses as they care for their son, Bryson Hatcher, who is in need of a kidney transplant, will be held on Friday, May 31, at the Altha Church of God Fellowship Hall. A lunch of slow-cooked pulled pork, seasoned baked beans, sweet coleslaw, a roll and dessert will be sold for $7. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. (CT). You may dine-in or carryout is available. Delivery is available to Ticket sales are prepaid and available through Friday, May 24 by calling Peggy Whittaker at 674-3695, Gail Hollis at 762-8538, or Jena Norris at 674-8616. Smith family reunion set for May 25 at Four Mile Creek The 52nd Smith family reunion is set for Saturday, May 25 at Four Mile Creek Park in Clarksville. This annual reunion is held by the descendants of the late Jesse Daniel and Mattie Williams Smith. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. We will have lunch around 12 p.m. (CT). Please come and enjoy the day with us. For more information contact Tim Smith at 674-3056 or Estelle Jones at 674-4785. The Calhoun County Senior Citi Cypress Swing for just $2 per ticket. If you would like more than one they are 2 for $5. The drawing will be held during the month of May. Cayson Street (the swing is on display in the lobby) to purchase your tickets. tickets now available An elegant evening on the Chipola River is planned Friday, May 31 from 5-7 p.m. at the home of Ann McMillan. Ann is opening her Bass Avenue residence and guest house for this spe cial event to help Blountstown Main Street raise funds for the new gazebo at Magnolia Square. Taste and Tour will feature an array Barbara Wilson of Sweet Sage eatery inside the new Rivertown Mercantile in downtown Blountstown. Guests will also enjoy a variety of wines while listening to beautiful music on the river shore. Throughout the evening, tours cottage will be available. Tickets are $25 each and available at Centennial Bank, Three Bridges Antiques, Rivertown Mercantile, or by calling 447-2765. soon to be constructed in Magnolia Square. This structure will feature a stage, along with dressing and bath room facilities, providing a unique venue for downtown performances and outdoor events. Magnolia Square Gazebo fundraiser planned May 31 Everyone is invited to participate in our 12th annual quilt show on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. (CT) at the Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. Come view the quilts we will have on display or display one of your own. We do not judge the quilts but we do have visitors vote on their favorite one and the winner receives a prize. Have your treasured quilts appraised! A Quilt Appraiser will be present to give you a verbal appraisal for $15 or a written appraisal for $35. A written appraisal can be used for insurance purposes. If you would like to bring a quilt, please let us know by email at info@ panhandlepioneer.org or phone at (850) 674-2777, as soon as possible. The show lasts one day and quilts can be delivered for set up from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, May 2. They can be picked up on Saturday afternoon after 3 p.m. Admission is $3. 12th Annual Quilt Show at Pioneer Settlement May 4 Bristol Ballet Concert at 7:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Bristol 12th Annual Quilt Show at Pioneer Settlement 9 a.m. 2 p.m. (CT) 1 p.m. at Community Center Meet at noon, Liberty Courthouse Lawn BIRTHDAYS Fern Nissley & Sayward Distennette BIRTHDAYS Hayley Fennell Donafan Anders
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 Attention Liberty County Water and Garbage Customers The Liberty County Board of County Commission ers has combined the water and garbage billing on one monthly bill beginning April 30, 2013. You may begin paying your bill with one check or pay your bill on line through the Pay n Seconds portal located at our website www.libertybocc.com. Please note Pay n Seconds charges a consumer service fee for this convenience. Pay or debit card subject to the convenience fee. Please note, both bills are now due and payable by the 20th of each month, after this date the water bill will accrue a $1.00 late fee and the garbage bill will accrue a $1.68 late fee. Any customer wishing to pay in advance may still do so and the credit will be applied to future bills. Also there is additional information located on the back of the bill regard ing our service. If you have any questions regarding the new billing Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777 Whaley Whaley CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATES Michael Corlett Mallory sworn in as U.S. Marshal the U.S. Marshal's Service Friday in Bristol by U.S. Marshal Supervisory Inspector Marty West. Mallory, who will remain with take part in the Service's Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force abilities to work with other agencies. Shown above, FROM LEFT: Inspector West, Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch and new U.S. Marshal Mark Mallory. Honoring MAJOR LOLLEY Major Junior Lolley was recently honored for his 35 years of service by the staff at the Liberty in Bristol with a special lunch and a big cake. The longtime dispatch ers voice is familiar to all when he answers the phone, calms wor ried 911 callers and pa tiently gives deputies directions over the radio as they respond to calls throughout the county. On the brisk Saturday morning of April 20, 21 brave motorcycle riders suited up for a 86 mile ride through Liberty, Jackson and Calhoun counties in support of the Liberty County 4-H youth. A local group of avid riders organized a ride to for youth to attend 4-H Camp Riders brave cool weather in support of Liberty County 4-H Timpoochee. Even though the morning was quite cool, it turned out to be a great day for the ride for 21 riders with 11 passengers. A big shout out to the following sponsors: Advanced Auto Parts, Altha Farmers Coop, Apalachee Restaurant, Auto Zone, Blountstown Drugs, Cathy Brown, Cox Transmission, Carolyn Drew, Kelli Flournoy Beauti Control Consultant, Golden Pharmacy, Hungry Howies, Klieght/Gaskin Hair Salon, Dr. David Lister, Neil Land & Timber, Hope Neiman Pampered Chef Consultant, C.W. Roberts, Debbies Beauty Shop, McMillans Trees and Shrubs, Peavy Florist, Pizza Hut, River Town Grille, Unique Shop, Whits Auto Repair, Maggie Williams Mary Kay. Thank you to all who volunteered to make the event a success. Mothers Day admission special at Landmark Park DOTHAN, AL On Sunday, May 12 mothers will be admitted free to Land mark Park when accompanied by their children, ages 15 and younger, in honor of Mothers Day. Families can enjoy the outdoors with a stroll along the boardwalk and a picnic in the park. Make sure to visit the Martin Drugstore for an ice cream cone or soda. Planetarium shows will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and a Reptile Feeding Program will be held at 4 p.m. in the Interpretive Center Classroom. The park is open on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Regular admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-15 and free for members and children 3 and under. Landmark Park is a 135-acre histori cal and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, AL. For more information, contact the park at (334) 794-3452 or visit www. landmarkpark.com. BUY, SELL AND TRADE WITH AN AD IN THE JOURNAL firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 643-3333 There is a tremendous need in the area for adults who care for children and desire to make a difference in the life of a displaced child. These children, by no fault of their own, have been removed from their home and as a result have become part of the system. Upon their case coming before the judge more times than not Guardian ad Litem is assigned to the case. Guardian ad Litem and the gracious volun of their time to represent and advocate for these children are held in high esteem and receive great satisfaction in knowing they have enriched the life of a child who often times has no one else to do so. In order to be a vol unteer and then be an advocate for a child to the judge one must meet the following requirements: This can be done online. interested and are at least 19. ground check. ground check which includes terview with the local program. A Guardian ad Litem should be prepared to commit 6-8 hours per month with some months requiring more and some requiring less. For information con tact any of the following: Dan Fender: Recruiter/ Trainer (850) 849-3925, in Blountstown (850) 6742799, in Chipley (850) 638-6043, in Marianna (850) 482-9127. Thank you for your willingness and efforts in serving your community and its children. Guardian Ad Litem volunteers needed for displaced children
Voncille White APRIL 30 From your loving husband and six wonderful children. WE LOVE YOU! Snookie, Jamie, Al, Kerry, Bob, Deanne & Dean and six grandchildren. MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 MADISON STEVILYN BARINEAU Madison Stevilyn Barineau will celebrate her 18th birthday on Saturday, May 4. She is the daughter of Steve Barineau and Brent and Sandra Melvin. Her grandparents are Frank and Donna Johnson and the late Lloyd and Shirley Barineau. Her brothers are Blade Barineau, Brandon Melvin, Eric Melvin and Fletcher Melvin. She loves her family, animals, friends and is very active in community activities and with Liberty County High School as a senior. She is the red-headed, blue-eyed sunshine who can light up a room with her smile. ELIZABETH BAILEY Elizabeth Bailey celebrated her 16th birthday on Monday, April 29. She is the daughter of Danny and Angela Bailey of Altha. Her grandparents are Patricia and the late Buddy Hunt and Hilda and the late Bobby Bailey. She enjoys playing J.V. Volleyball for Altha High School and spending time with her Aunt Mel Mel. KINLEY ANN ORAMA Kinley Ann Orama will celebrate her fourth birthday on Sunday, May 5. She is the daughter of Jerry and LeAnn Orama of Telogia. Her grandparents are Silas and Susie Summerlin and Betty Orama, all of Telogia, and Mike Orama of Hosford. Her great-grandparents are Nora Lee Summerlin and Betty Henthorn, both of Telogia. She is looking forward to starting Pre-K and will celebrate with a Little Mermaid party with family and friends. Brenda Smith of Blountstown and Billy Smith of Sneads are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Anne Smith to Dennis J. Goodman, son of John and Dorcas Goodman, all of Bristol. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Sneads High School. Brooke is the granddaughter of Samuel and Joyce Herndon of Chattahoochee and Eleanor and Ed Ligon and Billy Ray Smith, all of Bristol. She is also the great-granddaughter of the late Pauline and C.D. Dawsey of Blountstown. The groom-elect is a 2007 graduate of Altha High School. Dennis is the grandson of the late Jonas and Edna Bontrager of Blountstown, and the late John Wesley and Ann Goodman of Blountstown. The wedding is planned for Sept. 21 in Blount stown. Brooke Smith, Dennis Goodman to exchange vows September 21 wedding Erma Jeans Antiques & Gifts www.ermajeansantiques.com VISA/MC/DISCOVER/DEBIT 21539 Chester Street in Hosford GIFTS Mothers Day Special FREE Gift Wrapping AUTHORIZED DEALER Fragrance & Handcare email@example.com Rivertown INSURANCE MELISSA PITTS Owner/Agent COMMERCIAL Call or come by today for a Quick Quote at 674-1520 Located at the red light where the former !El seguro de automovil vendio aqui! Latest Country Charted songs & your favorite oldies. WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT 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 from 9-10 a.m. ET Buy, Sell, Trade or Tiesha Alston will be graduating on Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. (CT) from Gulf Coast State College. She will be receiving a Phi Theta Kappa stole from her honor society along with her AA degree in Human Services Administration. On Wednesday, April 17 she cel ebrated her National Signing Day. She will continue her education at the University of West Georgia on a full volleyball scholarship where she will pursue her bachelor degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is the daughter of Thaddeus Dawson of Bristol and Fontella Alston of Panama City. She is the sister of Thad Alston of Bristol and Tefon Alston of Providence, RI. Her grand parents are Bettye Dawson of Bristol, Willie Murray of Quincy and Brenda and Macky Qualls of Providence, RI. Alston to graduate from Gulf Coast College on May 3 CHEYENNE MARIE SUTTON Cheyenne Marie Sutton will Wednesday, May 1. She is the Sutton of Bristol. She loves be ing with her grandparents, Edna and Thomas Brown. She enjoys helping her great-uncle, Mac, take care of the chickens and garden. When she is not doing that, she plays with her cousins and little brother, Mikey. She loves going to school and riding the bus with Ms. Poochie and Ms. Odum. She plays for hours on her swing and car in the yard. She also likes to have cookouts with her family and spending time with them. Celebrating Birthdays Chipola graduation is Thursday, May 2 MARIANNAThe Chipola College gradu ation ceremony is Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. (CST), in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a re ception immediately following the ceremony. More than 400 graduates make up the Chipola class of 2013. They will join the ranks of more than 12,000 Chipola alumni. Chipola alumnus Lamar Polston will deliver the commencement address. Polston grew up in Graceville, and graduated from Chipola in 1972. He went on to a distinguished career in the Insur ance industry until his retirement in 2007. Happy Birthday
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 COMMENTARY C ORNER Jerry Cox is a retired military OXS Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. The 99 Cent Store founder passed away. He would still be alive if he hadnt gone to a 99 cent doctor. DAVID LETTERMAN Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer had shoulder surgery for an injury after he fell off his bike. It happened when the justice drifted a little too far to the left. CONAN OBRIEN Heres a disturbing bit of progress. Microsoft is allowing video gamers to order pizza directly from their Xbox. Xbox will not stop until humans and couches become one. JIMMY KIMMEL Washington Wizards center Jason Collins said it was not a tough decision to tell people that hes gay. He said its easier than telling people he plays for the Washington Wizards. Thats the hard part. JAY LENO A woman in Florida is being praised for turning it on a golf course. Authorities are saying its a Because I found $80,000. JIMMY KIMMEL Plans are being discussed in California to let il legal immigrants serve on juries. Talk about do ing the jobs Americans dont want to do! Its all yours. Thank you. JAY LENO The founder of the 99 Cent Stores died. The fam everyone who shops at the 99 Cent Store. CONAN OBRIEN The Tim Tebow era lasted about 16 games. The helmet and he threw it. It went about 10 yards. DAVID LETTERMAN In a new interview, Mike Tyson revealed his exgirlfriend cooked and ate his pet pigeon right in front of him. Tyson said she also had a dark side. CONAN OBRIEN Congratulations to Gwyneth Paltrow. Shes the most beautiful woman alive, according to Peo blondes. DAVID LETTERMAN sport to announce hes gay. Hes a free-agent now, but his last team was the Washington Wiz trail was blazed by Dumbledore. CRAIG FERGUSON a major American sport to come out of the closet. He wrote an article in Sports Illustrated. He said, gay. For those who dont follow sports, this is like straight. JIMMY KIMMEL of the George W. Bush presidential library in Dal las. Well, six living presidents if you count Hillary in 2016. JAY LENO Gary Busey is on tonights show. This will be one questions than I started with. JIMMY FALLON The United States Treasury announced that they will put into circulation a newly designed $100 bill in October. Of course, by that time, it should be worth about 50 bucks. JAY LENO Its not a federal holiday but last Friday you were supposed to take your son or daughter to work. For a lot of people its take your son or daughter to where you used to work... In China, kids take their parents to work. DAVID LETTERMAN The federal tax man has come and gone for this year, but hell be back. Everyone cusses the tax collector no matter if its the city, county, state or federal govern ment. Its the American way. Most everyone agrees that the U.S. Tax Code needs an over haul. As I calculate my taxes ev ery year, usually at the last min ute, Im reminded that the tax code consist largely of exemptions designed by the Congress to gain votes. Mortgage interest deductions are a good ex ample. Deducting mortgage paid each year is a major factor in the real estate market. Knowing that they can write off the annual interest which reduces their taxable income is a major incentive for potential homebuyers. People working the federal budget issues com ment that if all the exemptions in the tax code were eliminated then there would be no budget crisis. But that will never happen. My view is that most of the exemptions should be eliminated and replaced by a program in which everyone pays some tax. But, that isnt going to happen either. In a macro view of the U.S. budget system, I think that budgets should at least cover two years revenue and spending. The Department of De fense and the military services have a Five Year Defense Plan (FYDP) that projects budget cost based on anticipated requirements to defend the U.S. As a Pentagon planner, I and many other FYDP. The Congress would be wise to generate long-range budgets that are updated or changed as necessary to accommodate a changing interna tional environment, but it wont happen because the federal budget system is 100% politicized. Both political parties use the budget process to hammer each other into submission. Congressio nal action in the best interest of Americans as a whole isnt in either political partys playbook. While ordinary citizens slog through the April thrash to pay their taxes, or hopefully, get a lit tle something back, corporations dont do much slogging because they use offshore tax havens to avoid paying U.S. taxes. U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public In terest Research Groups (PIRGs), states that tax haven abuse cost the U.S. approximately $150 billion in tax revenue every year. Multinational corporations account for about $90 billion and in dividuals account for the other $60 billion. The PIRG report states that individual tax pay ers would have to ante up ap proximately $1,026 each in ad ditional taxes to compensate for $150 billion in unpaid taxes on money stashed in offshore ac counts. To compensate for the $90 bil lion in taxes on money that U.S. corporations have in offshore ac counts, small businesses in the U.S. would have to pay an aver age of $3,067 each in additional taxes. PIRG states that as of 2008, 83 of the 100 largest publically traded U.S. corporations main tained revenues in offshore tax haven countries. Some PRIG examples. 40% of its sales in the U.S., but has not reported vens and, at the time of the PIRG report, had $73 billion in offshore accounts. According to the PRIG report, Microsoft avoided $4.5 billion in federal income taxes over three years through accounting tricks to shift its income to tax-friendly Puerto Rico. The report states that Microsoft keeps approximately $60 billion offshore on which it owes approximately $19 billion in U.S. taxes. PRIG states that Citigroup maintains 20 sub sidiaries in tax havens and has approximately $42 billion offshore on which approximately $11.5 billion taxes are due. The irony for the U.S. indi vidual tax payer is that Citigroup was bailed out by tax payers in 2008. According to the PRIG report, 60 of the largest U.S. multinational companies account for $1.3 trillion of the estimated $1.7 trillion parked off shore by all U.S. companies. That $1.3 trillion is 40 percent of the 60 companies total revenue, ac cording to a Wall Street Journal analysis. Ten of the companies moved more cash offshore in 2012 The PRIG report comments that U.S.-based ing U.S. taxes by using accounting tricks to shift from their access to Americas markets, work force, infrastructure and security; but they pay ness of the tax system and forcing other taxpay ers to pick up the tab. In my view, if an individual or corporation is making money in the U.S., then pay U.S. taxes. No exceptions. US Tax code needs an overhaul
MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY Boston Strong: People of pride and resilience U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Valin was an airline pilot on Sept. 11, 2001. He once lived in Khobar Towers, the Saudi housing complex that was bombed by terrorists on June 25, 1996. His family also lived in Newtown, Conn., just around the corner from Sandy Hook Elementary School. "The ties to these tragedies have al ways kind of been there," Col. Valin told The Unknown Soldiers. On Apr. 15, the Massachusetts air man was watching live coverage of the Boston Marathon from Afghanistan, eight and a half hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. "I had actually watched a little bit of the marathon on TV for 20 to 30 minutes before the (attack) happened," Valin said. "The following morning, I learned more about what had happened." Valin, who grew up in Lexington and Belmont, Mass., and plans to eventually retire in Charlestown, experienced an "ugly feeling" while seeing his beloved city under siege from thousands of miles preciation. "There's the pride in Boston, Bosto nians and the people of New England," he said. Valin has been serving his country in uniform since the Reagan administration. commercial planes, he's navigated the skies under almost every circumstance. But ever since ar riving in Afghani stan, the brave men and women under his command have consistently inspired him. "Some folks come out here and kind of expect that all the leaders will be very inspiring kinds of people and the vast majority are just that," the Colonel said. "But the opposite also happens ... the leaders are themselves inspired by the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines doing the job." After two months in the war zone, Valin marveled at the heroism he's already witnessed. "There's nothing more inspiring than seeing everything from an airman going outside the wire to someone manning a tower to a surgeon sewing up horrible wounds to a maintenance technician and more of these things around you, you're swamped with inspiration." As director of staff for the Air Force's 455th Expeditionary Wing, Valin and his fellow airmen have wide-rang ing, far-reaching responsibilities that tangibly im pact the war and its ultimate out come. "We have air men responsible for not only de fending the airspace here at (our base) ... they actually get out into Afghanistan and frankly the whole area around (the base) to meet the people and get to know the local and national police and the Afghan army," Valin said. While the Colonel admitted it's tough on everyone to be apart from their loved ones, he and his fellow service members are embracing the opportunity to make history. "Having the chance to serve is very gratifying," he said. As horrifying images from the Boston screens on his base, Valin and his col leagues, especially those from New England, watched intensely as an unprec edented manhunt for two suspected ter rorists unfolded before the world's eyes. "We used to live very close to the Watertown line," Valin said of the town engulfed by police as they hunted the younger suspect. "The wing commander and I were actually walking down that exact same street a couple years ago on our way to a Red Sox game." Like his fellow Bostonians, Valin felt a sense of relief and enormous gratitude responders as news of the younger suspect's capture spread through his Afghanistan base. "I lived in Khobar Towers. I was at the top of the World Trade Center with 757s for United Airlines at the time of the attacks," he said. "From that, I've seen and learned to see the resilience of people." As he works to prevent further ter rorist attacks and to improve the lives of Afghans, Col. Robert Valin wears his Boston Red Sox gear with patriotism and pride. While grieving for the families af fected by the attacks on his city, his faith in Boston's ability to overcome tragedy "I also know the people," he said. "And they're strong people." The Unknown Soldiers by Tom Sileo An award-winning journalist who worked in newsrooms for eight years, Tom Sileo is a nation ally syndicated columnist. Tom's weekly newspa per column, also titled "The Unknown Soldiers," has been distributed by Creators Syndicate since its February 2011 launch. Previously, Tom spent copy editor for CNN's broadband news ser vice. He also worked at the Travis Manion Foundation, USO, As sociated Press, Tri bune, WSPA-TV, and WTVM-TV. Tom has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Media from Rutgers University. To the editor: The following com ments are submitted in response to the April 17 article in the Calhoun-Lib erty Journal, "Commis sioner Putnam cautions increases." The cautions given to the public are very good information yet there seems to be a double edge to this issue with only the failings of the public ad dressed. The positive results of controlled burns are relayed to the public quite often as in the reduction of the intensity of a possible mentioned are the ease of clearing a large plat of ground (after harvest) in a matter of hours. The result ing ash helps to fertilize the soil. Later, when the trees have grown to the size that burning the under-brush will not harm them, the the under-story also elimi nates plant growth so that it will not compete with the pine trees for nutrients. Kind of like, fertilizing and weeding a garden. Not addressed are the major negative results of these "Controlled Burns", some of which seem to get out of control fairly often as noted by the public and at times reported on. in the spring when March winds are strong (advise is given in the article, "don't burn on windy days" and, in the spring and early summer months due to a lack of rainfall, low hu midity and strong winds"). No matter what direction the wind is blowing, and it can and does change direc tion, people are harmed. Dense smoke often causes dangerous conditions on the road. Auto accidents that happen during low visibility are never re ported as having been The smoke from for est fires effect people negatively. Research has proven that microscopic particles containing toxins are carried the greatest distance from the fire (sometimes miles) and are the most harmful to breathe. The small size can travel to the lungs, into the blood system and enter the brain and other organs. Many people have breathing problems such as asthma, allergies, and COPD and are harmed by woods smoke more so than people without prob lems. There are people who are forced to leave home when smoke is in the air. The saying, "March Winds and April showers" come to mind yet this is precisely the time when "Controlled" burns are set. The public is assured that most of the animals will leave the area or go is set on all sides to burn toward the center, how do the animals' escape? It is now April and the Birds are making nest in bushes, turkeys and other ground nesting birds are laying eggs, and box shell turtles do not burrow in the ground. These and many other species are destroyed in the controlled burns. Gofer turtles and snakes are seen seldom anymore. The smoke af fects all living creatures. Many are chopped up, entombed, burned and are killed or damaged by smoke. A short walk over a fresh burn will reveal some of the casualties. The vast majority of forestland in Florida is public (article states one million acres) and private forest lands. The major ity of public forestlands are planted in pine trees, which are contracted out for harvest. Even the others) trees are contracted out for harvest every so many years. It is claimed that money from the har vest of the trees does not bring in enough to support the upkeep of the forest. Why all pine trees? Forest of hybrid pines is a sterile environment that pro duces nothing for wildlife. Originally, here in Florida, there were great stands of live oak and other native trees. There are small areas where the native heart pines are planted but by far the majority are commercial hybrid pines. Private forestlands, which are greater by far, and therefore, pose a greater damage to the environ ment, are taxed at a very small portion, per acre, of what the public is forced to pay. They are not held ac countable for ditching and draining tens of thousands of acres of wetlands and the many other negative effects of timber farming. For every thousand acres planted, one hundred acres could be required to be left undisturbed in order that wildlife might have a refuge where they might continue to exist. I know that logging has been a source of employment for many people for many years but why must the baby be thrown out with the wash water? At a time when ev erything should be ques tioned, it seems like we are without the will to question at all. Marilyn Blackwell, Wewahitchka SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Controlled burns good for some things, just not animals & people
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MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 As Ive written before, a professional trainer warned me once that my yellow Lab, Pete, might not have the stuff great dogs are made of. In the years since, Ive wit nessed him nearly drown trying to retrieve a bait bucket tied to a dock, and swim half way across Santa Rosa Sound be cause he thought I was throwing the mullet that were jumping. Now that hes eight, Ive made peace with the fact that Pete is basically a sentient throw rug and a transport device for an ever-wagging otter tail. years, I still had hope that he was going to be a great hunter. After three months of work and a small fortune spent with the trainer, I was as sured that Pete was fully started. All he needed was some actual hunting experience to polish his skills. Somehow I took that to mean I should take Pete on a real hunt where I expected to shoot ducks and have him retrieve them. Turns out that was a huge mistake. What the trainer should have said instead was, If you work with Pete constantly over the next several years, its possible he Thus with great enthusiasm, I went out to the pond the day before the season opened, set up my blind in a prime spot and even put an auger in the ground to which I could attach Petes leash. I knew that young dogs often break and go fetch before they are given the command. What I didnt know was that breaking early would be the least of my problems. * Well before daylight the next day, our party as sembled at the barn and we let the dogs run off some of their excess energy. For about half an hour, Pete and the other two dogs ran around in circles getting warmed up for the intense action ahead. In retrospect, I should have let Pete run for about three or four hours. Instead, we went to the blind and hunkered down to wait for the ducks. ing as planned. Pete sat beside me quietly, leashed to his auger and behaving like he was generally happy with the whole state of affairs. I couldnt have been more proud I was in my blind with my genuine duck Field & Stream moment. Pete understands the general concept of retrieving. He just cant process the nuances involved with hunt ing like being still and quiet. ducks came whistling in at low altitude directly above us. Pete started whimpering nervously and tugging at his leash. Since legal shooting time was still a few ly. But Pete was on edge. When a second wave of woodies came screaming in, the guns erupted and so did Pete. Its not that he was gun shy. He just wanted in on the action. And forget breaking a little early. Pete wanted to liter ally snatch the ducks out of the sky. He began barking and whimpering uncon trollably. (For any nonhunters reading this, thats not generally con sidered helpful behavior on a duck hunt.) At this point, he was trying his best to leap out of the blind. I couldnt shoot because I had to use one hand to hold his collar to keep him from actually pulling the auger out of the ground. It got worse from there. of various types of ducks were coming in well within range. But I was trapped in the blind with 95 pounds of hyper-ex cited dog attached to one hand and a shotgun in the other. I felt like a pro bull rider with his arm caught in the ropes. The combination of my left hand, his leash and the auger were just enough to control Petes front end, but his hind legs and tail were a different matter. With all his thrashing about, he was able to jump-kick in a full circle and totally destroy my blind during the struggle. I had no choice now, but to put my gun down and use both arms and my body weight to sub close enough for me to feel the water coming off their wings. * Picture this, if you will: Its dawn on a small farm pond with eight or nine hunters carefully hidden around the edges. Ducks are coming in like its the Atlanta airport and the gunshots make it sound like the Fourth of July. On the west side, exposed to God and all the world, is a guy losing a spirited wrestling match with a big yellow dog. A dog, by the way, who sounds like hes being neutered without anesthesia. I really didnt want to screw up everyone elses hunt or, worse and more likely, get shot by ac cident so I did the only thing I could. I grabbed Petes leash and hustled him off a couple hundred yards out in the woods, where he continued to howl and bark like he had been kidnapped. He and I sat underneath the pines for the next two hours listening to what turned out to be a fantastic duck hunt for everyone else. I would like to tell you that I spent that time re assuring Pete that he was a good dog and that I un derstood his youthful enthusiasm. In truth, I sat there considering how long it would take me to drive to North Georgia and drop him back off with his trainer. If you ever need to hunt tennis balls, Pete may just be the dog for you. I even went so far as to compose a threatening note in my mind. I cant remember all of it, but I do re member the gist: Give me my money back or Im leaving this dog with you. * Last night, I took Pete on an easy two-mile walk. When we got back home, he plopped down on the workout. I petted him, watered him and gave him a snack while he lay there. I also wiped my feet on him just for good measure. He wagged his tail as if to say, See, Im useful! First Hunt: When I lost my mind in a duck blind JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South Ducks are coming in like its the Atlanta airport and the gunshots make it sound like the Fourth of July. On the west side, exposed to God and all the world, is a guy losing a spirited wrestling match with a big yellow dog. Knife Show DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS FWC asks for help spotting non-native tegus in Panama City Residents in Panama City living in the area off East Avenue north of 15th Street are being asked to report any sightings of a tegu, a black-and-white lizard with banding on the tail. Tegus are nonnative to Florida. Anyone who spots a tegu is asked to call the exotic species hotline at 888-IveGot1 (888-483-4681) or report it online at IveGot1.org. If possible, please take a photo and note the location when reporting. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis sion (FWC) staff captured 33 Argentine tegus this past week in this Panama City neighborhood after a local resident called the exotic species hotline. Most of the reptiles captured were adults measuring 3 to 4 feet in length and weighing up to 30 pounds. A previous resident in the area had a Class III license, which allowed him to sell tegus, said FWC Investigator Jerry Shores. That person left town and abandoned the tegus, which has prompted a criminal investigation. During the investigation, the current residents have been nothing but helpful. Shores said most of the exotic lizards were captured within a fenced-in yard. However, some tegus have been reported by area residents a block or so away. We do not want anyone to try and capture these reptiles. Instead, were asking they report the sighting to 888-IveGot1 (888-483-4681) and if possible take a picture of the tegu, Shores said. The black-and-white tegu is native to Brazil, Para guay, Uruguay and Argentina. It can be purchased in the pet trade, but like many other nonnative species, it can become established in Floridas sub-tropical climate if it escapes or is released into the wild. The tegus diet includes fruit, vegetables, eggs, insects, lizards, rodents and potentially other small animals. We know tegus will compete with native wildlife. The FWC is asking for the publics help if someone spots a tegu in this area of Panama City, said Kristen Sommers, the FWCs Exotic Species Coordination Section leader. Sommers said FWC staff are making routine site visits to the neighborhood and will continue capture efforts this coming week. Releasing exotic species into Floridas ecosystem is illegal and can be harmful to native wildlife. If you have a tegu as a pet and no longer want to keep it, please call the FWC or participate in one of the FWCs Exotic Pet Amnesty Days, where you can turn it in, with no penalty, for adoption. A fact sheet with photos and information about tegus is available at MyFWC.com/Nonnatives, where information about Exotic Pet Amnesty Days also is available.
17390 Main Street N. in Blountstown PHONE 674-2555 Give Mom the Gift She Deserves: A Relaxing Massage from... McClellan Chiropractic Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 IN A JOINT MEETING OF LIBERTY COUNTY FLORIDA AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL FLORIDA AND THE LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners and the City Council of Bristol propose to adopt ordinances affecting the use of land by amending the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan and the City of Bristol Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners and the City Council of Bristol and the Liberty County School Board propose to adopt an Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facil ity Planning. LIBERTY COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 13-04 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS, AS REQUIRED BY CHAP TER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, DESIGNED TO UPDATE THE LIBERTY COUNTY COMPRE HENSIVE PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE COUNTYS EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT; ADOPTING A PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILTIES ELEMENT, UPDAT ING THE FUTURE LAND USE AND FUTURE TRANSPORTATION MAPS AND UPDATING THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FUTURE LAND USE, TRAFFIC CIRCU LATION, HOUSING, INFRASTRUCTURE CONSERVATION, RECREATION, INTERGOVERN MENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECO NOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HERE WITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. CITY OF BRISTOL ORDINANCE NO. 2013-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF BRISTOL, FLORIDA, ADOPTING COMPRE HENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS, AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, DESIGNED TO UPDATE THE CITY OF BRISTOL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN ACCOR DANCE WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE CITYS EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT; ADOPTING A PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILTIES ELEMENT, UPDATING THE FUTURE LAND USE AND FUTURE TRANSPORTATION MAPS AND UPDATING THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FUTURE LAND USE, TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, HOUSING, INFRA STRUCTURE CONSERVATION, RECREATION, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVID ING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVER ABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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City Shingle Landing Shingle Landing Legend Flood Plain Parcels Bristol Agriculture Industrial Mixed Use Rural Residential Mixed Use Suburban Residential Open Space/Conservation Prison Rural Village NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES CHANGING THE USE OF LAND A Public Hearing on the ordinances will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013, at 5:15 P.M. in the Courtroom of the Coun ty Courthouse. A copy of said ordinances and interlocal agreement may be inspected by of the Liberty County Clerk of Court and at City Hall. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a re cord of these proceed ings, and for this pur pose such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi dence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, these proceedings are being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Persons requiring special accommodations, a TDD de vice, or an interpreter to participate in these proceedings should contact Kathy Brown, Clerk of NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol, FL 32321 at least 5 calendar days prior to the hearing date. 5-1, 5-8 The Perfect Mothers Day Gift! Lei Lani Rodgers, LMT Luke Alderman, LMT #MA29018 #MA72627 McClellan Chiropractic Welcomes New Therapist Lei Lani Rodgers GIFT CERTIFICATES: Massage $30 Massage $60 HRS: Mon Thur, 8 a.m. noon, 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Open Friday 8 a.m. noon CT License # 8663 Call George Ross or Tim Flanders at (850) 674-2482 or (850) 447-0898 Licensed ~~ BLOUNTSTOWN ~~ Insured *Air Condition *Furnaces *Water Heaters *Electrical *Refrigerators *Rubber Roofs *Hitches *Awnings *Slide-out Repair *Floor Repair RV COLLISION CENTER MOBILE SERVICE AVAILABLE Big River RV MONTHLY $ 899 installed BES NEWS BES Kindergarten Registration May 10 Kindergarten Registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be held Friday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the school Library. Children MUST be 5 years of age by September 1, 2013 to be able to enroll in Kindergarten. Parents need to bring birth cer register their child for the school year 2013-2014. BES SACS meeting On Friday, May 3, there will be a SACS Committee Meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. If you are on the SACS Committee, we hope to see you at this meeting. Family Breakfast is also Friday, May 3, from 7-8 a.m. For Moms breakfast on Friday, May 10 be held Friday, May 10 from 7-8 a.m. for 2nd and 3rd grades. Moms, with a child in the 2nd or Moms please make plans to come Yearbooks on sale until May 30 at BES BES 2012-2013 Yearbooks are on Stop by the Media Center and see May 30 for $22 each. track teams. BES, Carr and Altha Schools will compete in May 2 meet the Florida Cabinet today sponsored by Commis oring the recipients of the 2013 Jim Stevenson Environmental Protec Forest Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis sion are selected for this highest environmental honors. cipients are Matthew parks; Florida Forest Ser River Wildlife Manage The Jim Stevenson Year was established by nize the employee who is in the stewardship of state lands that are actively managed by each of the three agencies. The award recipients are selected by a committee of environ mental professionals. are home to many of Panhandle area state parks forest ecosystems, a vari ety of wildlife and pristine Lake state parks as one Florida Park Service and the people of Florida en Panhandle parks will The Florida Forest Service manages more than 1 million acres of foresters keep millions of am thrilled to recognize state lands and teach oth ers how to enjoy what About Colburn: Florida Forest Ser State Forest, which consists of 19,384 acres excellence has helped develop improved pre ational programs on the state forest land. tional Center, which pro monitoring the hardwood has been able to convert back to native longleaf pine while generating from a nearby project that allowed the park to refor acres of wildlife food plots and 38 acres of hydrologic restoration. Lake Talquin State Forest Supervisor Chris Colburn honored as Manager of the Year Chris Colburn, shown above, is the Florida Forest Service's Forestry Supervisor on Lake Talquin State Forest.
MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 SCHOOL NEWS Liberty County Schools will sponsor Pre-K screenings for the upcoming school year. Any parent/guardian that would like to have his/her 3-4 year-old child screened should call for a Pre-K screening appointment. Screenings will be held at the Early Childhood Center Monday through Wednesday, May 6 8. The parent or legal guardian must provide permission for the child to participate in the screening. Please bring the following documents to the screening: Screening will be by appointment only. Call Liberty County Pre-K screenings May 6-8 at Early Childhood Center The LCHS Softball Team will be hosting a Boston To place an order or for more information contact ing the Lady Dawgs! Boston butt fundraiser LCHS Army JROTC excels at State Shooting Competition The Liberty County High School eled to Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, FL for the JROTC State level shooting event. overall in the shooting competi Joe Newsome High School with behind the 6th place shooting team Ridge Community High School that ed of shooting the prone, standing, The Liberty County High School JROTC Bull dog Battalion Shooting Team was lead by the possible points. Junior Cadet Tait Shuler was the Team Captain Santiago Trejo said, It was a re Team. One of the best things about going to the ming pool at our nice hotel. I was Tait Shuler added, It was a very some really cool people and made Zachery Kern said, It was a good to my fellow team members and I am looking forward to knowing Nicholas Pitts commented, I hope I can go back to the State Shoot JROTC Senior Army Instructor all four of these young Cadets and their shooting abilities. They are ALL winners in my eyes. They handled the incredible stress at this competition shooters I have ever coached. I am honored to be FROM LEFT: Zachary Kern, Nicholas Pitts, Santiago Trejo, Tait Shuler and LTC Bob Quint. Tolar School takes 1st place, wins $2,000 in Get Piggy competition County Elementary Schools has declared a winner. ementary. tary. Elementary and Hosford Elementary. Congratulations to all the schools and thank you for ImPACT training held at Liberty High School Altha School is holding Kindergarten registration on Parents will need to bring original gold school physical original blue Florida immu nization record and proof of Parents need to call the ule an appointment. Carr School will hold kindergarten registration on Wednesday, May 8 from 8 can be made by calling the of age on or before September year. Please bring a copy munization records, Florida school entrance physical, birth card. Altha, Carr kindergarten registration Rick Williams of Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic visited Liberty County High School this week to help with ImPACT training for students and staff so they can assess ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the cally validated computerized concussion evaluation system. It was developed to provide useful information to assist quali to play decisions following concussions. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS This past weekend four mem bers from the Altha FBLA chapter traveled to Orlando to participate ship Conference. Hayden White competed in the Help Desk event where he placed Mary Sewell and Breanna Walker competed in the Digital Design and Promotion event. These students were able to at at the district competition held earlier at Chipola State College. Their Advisor, Ms. Maggie Sewell, said that she was very ments this year and is looking forward to more participation in Altha FBLA attends leadership conference
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MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 JOHNNIE FAYE FAIRCLOTH SKAGGS LYNN HAVEN Johnnie Faye Faircloth Skaggs, 60, of Lynn Haven, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Panama City. She was born on October 28, 1952 in Calhoun County, and had lived in Lynn Haven for the past 28 years, coming from Blountstown. She served in the United States Air Force and the National Guard. She was past (twice)Commander of American Legion Post # 356 in ern Area Commander and past Membership Chairman of Florida. Faye was an avid Florida State Seminole Fan and was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Johnny Faircloth and Joyce Summerlin Brown and her stepfather, Buddy Brown. Exum of Blountstown; one stepdaughter, Tammy Young and sisters, Floyd Brown and his wife, Pam and Bobby Faircloth and his wife, Vaneisa, all of Blountstown; Kammerdiener and her husband, Robert of Pensacola att L. Exum, Madison L. Exum and Kayleigh Young, all of Panama City; several nieces, nephews and her extended family and friends of American Legion Post #356 in Lynn Haven. Services were held on Friday, April 26 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Michael Morris Pine Memorial Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. MAURICE B. PARTRICH Blountstown, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Marianna. He was born on February 6, 1922 in Tuscaloosa County, AL and had lived in Blountstown since 2003, coming from Gainesville. He was a retired electrician, clock and watch maker and repairman. He was a United States Army Air Corp. He attended Rivertown Com munity Church in Blountstown. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Virginia Partrich and a daughter, Elizabeth June Carder. Survivors include two granddaughters, Amelia Carder and Rebecca Carder Hambly and her husband, Nathan, all of Marianna; four great-grandchildren, Kayelin Green, Madison Hambly, Kirsten Green and Memphis Hambly. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Smith Cemetery. be made to the Rivertown Community Church Rise up and Build Fund at 19350 SR 71 N. Blountstown, FL. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. RUTH M. CONNER passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2013. She was a very special lady and lived a Christian life. Her faith served her well and she was loved by all who know her. She was a teacher for all of her life. Many from Brandon will remember her as their Elementary. Those from Liberty County will remem ber her as their kindergarten teacher and the pianist at First Baptist Church in Bristol. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Conner; one son, John A. Conner. Survivors include three sons, James C. Conner Jr., Vecsey and her husband, Richard; seven grandchildren, and his wife, Tina, Shannon N. Herbonand her hus his wife, Stephanie and John Allen Conner, Jr.; and nine great-grandchildren. The family wishes to give special thanks to Helping from 6 8 p.m. at Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Garden of Memories Cemetery. Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon is in charge of the arrangements. TERRELL JEFFERSON HOLLAND ALTHA Terrell Jefferson Holland, 67, of Altha, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Tallahassee. He was born on Au gust 28, 1945 in Calhoun County and had lived here most of his life. He was a retired Supervisor at St. Joe Paper Company with 30 years of service and also retired from Big River Cypress with 13 years of service. He was a Veteran Marine Corps. He was a member of Altha Church of to his chair a stack of aviation magazines and a Bible, well-worn around the edges with underlines and notes study the Scriptures. He touched more lives than can be counted, but perhaps the most remarkable thing about him was that when told so, he simply couldnt under stand how. He walked with a rare form of humility; one so genuine that it blinded himself to the scope of the good that he had done in the community he loved so dearly. He will always be remembered as a man of great convictions, who committed himself to the service of his beloved family, to his Christian faith, and to his work. He will be remembered by those that he worked with as both a man with an unwavering commitment to getting the job done, and as a loyal friend. He will be remembered by his church family as a man with the heart of a servant, with a steadfast faith in the goodness and faithfulness of the God that he worshipped. He will be remembered by his family an abundant and unconditional love for his parents, wife and children, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was a strong man, but he walked with an unforgettable gentleness of spirit that touched all those who came into contact with him. He laughed often, loved immensely, worked tirelessly, and gave of himself and his resources generously. He is type of person who makes the world go round. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Holland of Altha; two sons, Glenn Holland and his wife, Connie Gil, all of Altha, Margaret Todd and her husband, Houston of Blountstown; three grandchildren, Tyler, Sandy and Ashley Holland. from 6-8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m. (CT) at Altha Church of God with Reverend Allan Hill Cemetery near Altha. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Charles McClellan Funeral Home Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351 Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994 A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On! Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory Floridas SHINE Program warns against scams Protecting yourself and of Medicare schemes, including the latest identity theft received phone calls from individuals declaring to be them that a new Medicare card will soon be issued to sonal information, including their Medicare number, address, birth date, and banking information. Seniors, and those who care for them, should know that the true goal of these calls is identity theft. Medicare, and its authorized agents like the Florida and education regarding Medicare rights, options, and prescription drug assistance for elders, their families, and caregivers. munity source, there are some organizations and indi viduals who should not be granted access to personal asking for your information is not legitimate, do not give them your information. Report the incident to the Senior Medicare Patrol project immediately at (866) 357-6677. To learn more about the SHINE Program or receive free help from SHINE, individuals may visit designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in lo cal communities, or contact SHINEs trained volunteer counselors at (800) 96-ELDER (800) 963-5337. For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. JANICE TILLMAN ALDAY Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Tallahassee. She was born on August 17, 1946 in Altha and had lived in Calhoun County all of her life. She along with her husband, Buster were owners and Company and worked for M.E. Young for 18 years. Lake Fishing Club. Alday of Blountstown; one son, Teddy Alday and his wife, Stacie of Helena, AL; one daughter, Janna Richardson and her husband, John of Crawfordville; dren, Bridgett and Casey Alday, Marshall, Mason and Alexander Richardson. Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 2, from 6 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 3 at will follow. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. OBITUARIES BUY, SELL & TRADE BY PLACING AN AD IN The JOURNAL email@example.com (850) 643-3333 CLJNews.com
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 Dawgs overcome Seahawks, Tigers & Bucks to claim District Championship The Liberty County High School Baseball team entered the 2013 district tournament as the number three seed and exited as District Champions for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs used pitching, defense, and timely hitting to win three games to bring home the title. THE SEAHAWKS against the Franklin County Seahawks. The Dawgs had to come from behind to earn a 6 5 victory. The Dawgs started Senior Hayden Swier on the mound. Hayden gave up 5 runs on the night but only one of those runs was earned. I think we were a little nervous going into Donnie Coxwell. We made three errors that out 7 while only walking two. Hayden was steady in the game like he has been all year came in and retired the last batter on three straight pitches. On offense the Dawgs scored 6 runs on 8 hits. Freshman Micah McCaskill had three hits to lead the Dawgs at the plate. This was a out. Everyone in our line-up got on base at two of the Dawgs six runs. The Dawgs scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh singled, stole second base, went to third on a wild pitch, and scored on another wild pitch. coach said. When he gets on base he tends THE TIGERS On Tuesday night, April 23, the Bulldogs played their rivals from across the river the Blountstown Tigers. The Tigers came into the game as the number two seed in the tourna ment with a 223 record and had beaten the Dawgs in their two previous meetings. Durden to the mound. This was the third We usually dont like to throw a pitcher that many times against somebody but that was coach said. It worked out for the Dawgs ing out 11 and giving up only 5 hits and the one run. He goes out there and throws strikes and hits his spots and gives us a chance. That is Because Blountstown was the higher seeded team they were the home team for the game. The game was scoreless until the top of the third when the Dawgs sent nine players Dustin Watson started the rally with a base on balls. Micah McCaskill followed with a single. After a strike out Caleb Barrentine came up with two men on and two outs. Caleb worked the count to 3 2 and drew a walk. Hayden Swier was next to bat and with the bases loaded he hit a 2 RBI double to give the Dawgs a 2 to 0 lead. But the Dawgs were not through. After David Black walked to load the bases once more, Senior Chuck Morris stepped up to the plate. Chuck quickly fell behind 0 2 and it looked like the Tigers would get out of the inning without any more damage. Chuck then fouled off 5 straight pitches before on the eighth pitch of the at bat ripped a double Chucks AB was the big moment of the more runs the top fourth. Blountstown scored their lone run in the bottom of the fourth. We cant say enough good things about our players after that twice already in the regular season but we have talked all year bout the playoffs being The win against Blountstown set up a re match of last years District Championship game against the Bozeman Bucks. Bozeman Walton Seahawks on Tuesday night in dra matic fashion. The Bucks were down by four runs in the bottom of the seventh with two out and nobody on base and the batter at the plate in a hole 0 2. The Bucks went on to THE BUCKS It was a different year but it was the same results in this years Championship game. The Dawgs won the game and the Championship by the score of 4 0. Senior Hayden Swier threw a no hitter to earn the win for the Dawgs. Hayden did me he wanted the ball Wednesday and that made my mind up for me on who to start. I told him I wanted three innings out of him and he said all right. After the third inning I asked him how he felt he said great and he went back out for the fourth. He kept his pitch count down by throwing strikes and we played great defense. Dustin played great at short for us and Chuck made a couple big At the plate the Dawgs were led by Dustin Watson who went 2 3 on the night. Also coming up big was Caleb Barrentine, Hayden Swier, David Black, and Chuck Morris, who each had an RBI on the night. It was a great tournament for our team. We had to beat the top two seeds in the tour nament both of which had beaten us twice in the regular season. To do that was a great feat but to hold them both to a combined one am super proud of our Seniors. They pulled together and made sure we did not lose. One of their goals all year was to win the district This was the second year in a row the Bulldogs have brought home the District Championship. They will play next at home against the at 7 p.m. in Championship game with Jackson Co. The Blountstown Blasters put runners in scoring position but were unable to get them home in a 6-3 championship game loss to led at the plate with 5 hits on the day. Dylan Chason had 4 hits followed by Kaiden Hatchett, Carson Ramsey with 3 hits each. Ethan Grover posted 8 strikeouts and 2 walks over 4 innings the Lakeside Naturals. Carson Ramsey posted 3 strike-outs over 1 inning of relief. Kaiden Hatchett and Dylan Chason provided excellent defen sive play. The Blasters participate in a 7 team tournament next weekend in Tallahassee. BASEBALL PHOTOS COURTESY JONI READ
MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES REQUEST FOR BIDS Liberty County Transit is plac ing up for bid a 2007 Dodge Caliber Vin number 1B3H B48B17D301603 Mileage 123974. The Car is in Good Condition with Standard Packaging and Cloth Seats. Minimum Bid ac cepted will be $1,000.00 Bids must be sealed and received by the Liberty County Clerk of p.m. May 9, 2013. Bids will be opened at the Liberty County Court House at 4 p.m. with recommenda tions presented at the Board of County Commissioners Meet ing for Approval. Bids can be mailed or walked into The Lib must be labeled Liberty County sit Sealed Bid P.O. Box 399 Bristol, FL 32321. For More information regard ing the vehicle you can contact Liberty County Transit Me chanic Rudy Sumner at 5660812. 4-24, 5-1 ________________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIB ERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 13-CA-80 IN RE: FORFEITURE OF: 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA BLACK IN COLOR VIN # 2G1WF52E339165042 NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS TO ALL PERSONS in the above described property, which was seized on or about March 14, 2013, in Liberty County, Florida. Said prop erty is in the custody of Liberty County Sheriffs Department. lien holder or persons in pos session of the property when seized has the right to request a preliminary adversarial hear ing for a probable cause de termination from the Circuit Court within 15 days of the return receipt requested to J. David House, Attorney for the Sheriffs Department, 16865 SE River Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424. A Petition for Final Order of Forfeiture has cause. Dated this 15 day of April 1, 2013. J. DAVID HOUSE, P.A. 16865 SE River Street Blountstown, FL 32424 (850) 674-5481 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney for Petitioners 5-1, 5-8 ________________________________ REQUEST FOR BIDS First Baptist Church of Blount stown is seeking bids for inte rior painting of pastors house (the Hollinger House) on Main Street across from sanctuary building. (ceiling only), den, bath area, laundry room. bathroom, hallway. Submit bids in writing to church day, May 17. 5-1 T 5-15 ________________________________ Notice of FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION We hereby give notice to regis ter in compliance with Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. BUSINESS NAME & ADDRESS Denise Anico SoftBallBows.com PO Box 170 Bristol, FL 32321 OWNER NAME & ADDRESS Denise Anico PO Box 170 Bristol, FL 32321 _______________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000212 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, VS. BRET PHILLIPS, AS PERSON AL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF BERNADINE MARIE FINUFF, DECEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF BERNADINE MARIE FINUFF, DECEASED; MARY HAZEL DUGGAR; VIR GIL LAMAR FINUFF; DORO THY MILDRED HOLLAND; DANIEL DUNCAN; KERRY WAYNE FINUFF; MARTHA F. SMITH UNKNOWN TENANT(S} IN POSSESSION #I and #2, et.al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF BERNADINE FINUFF A/K/A BERNADINE MARIE FINUFF, DECEASED (Last Known Address) 17028 NE STATE ROAD 65 NE 2 HOSFORD, FL 32334 (Current Residence Unknown) if living, and ALL OTHER UN KNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named Defendant is de ceased, the personal represen tatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming, by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or par ties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is un known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendants YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following de scribed property: LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK 13, OF TOWN OF HOSFORD, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PUB LIC RECORDS OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A: 17028 STATE ROAD 6S NE 2, HOSFORD, FL 32334. you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire,POPKIN & ROSALER, P.A., 1701 West HiIlsboro Bou Beach, FL 33442, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose on or before June 1, 2013 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 15 day of April, 2013. Kathleen E. Brown As Clerk of the Court By V. Summers As Deputy Clerk Published on 5-1-13 ________________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Air Resource Permitting and Compliance Draft Air Construction Permit Project No. 0770010-016-AC (PSD-FL-282C) Products, LLC Liberty County, Florida Applicant : The applicant for Wood Products LLCs Hosford OSB Plant. The applicants authorized representative and mailing address is: Johnnie Temples, Plant Manager, Post ida 32334. Facility Location : Georgiaoperates the existing Hosford OSB Plant, which is located in Liberty County at 12995 Highway 65 North in Hosford, Florida. Project : This project makes the following revisions to Per mit No. 0770010-002-AC (PSD-FL-282A) for the existing Hosford OSB Plant: Reduc tion in baghouse visible emis sion observation frequency for Emission Units 003 through 009 from daily to weekly. Cor rections to emission units (EU) made to correspond with the facilitys Title V Air Operation Permit No. 0770010-012-AV. The correction would properly identify the Thermal Oil System ESP as EU-011; Miscellaneous Coating Operations-stencil, edge and stamps as EU-014; and classify EU-010 as various Fugitive sources. deterioration (PSD) review and a determination of best available control technology (BACT) were not required. Permitting Authority: Appli cations for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provi sions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permit ting requirements and an air No. 1230001-023-AC is re quired to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a per mit determination for this proj and Compliance in the Depart ment of Environmental Protec tions Division of Air Resource Management. The Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tal lahassee, Florida. The Permit ting Authoritys mailing address is: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Permitting Authoritys telephone number Project File: A complete proj inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indi cated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (ex under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may con tact the Permitting Authoritys project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are avail able on the following web site by entering the draft permit No. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Author ity gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The appli cant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Per mit in accordance with the con ditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice re sults in a different decision or a conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the pro posed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public No tice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of busi ness (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written comments received to the Draft Permit, the Permit ting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if ap plicable, another Public Notice. available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are af fected by the proposed per mitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the in formation set forth below and the Departments Agency Clerk sel of the Department of Envi ronmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, Section 120.60(3), F.S., how ever, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may receipt of that notice, regard less of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, within the appropriate time pe riod shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determina tion (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceed ing and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent interven tion (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presid motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoritys action is based must contain the follow ing information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, petitioner contends warrant agencys proposed action; (f) rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged or statutes; and, (g) A state ment of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys ac tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to that the Permitting Authoritys from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will decision of the Permitting Au thority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the require ments set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 5-1-13 MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGER/PROPERTY MANAGER Duties include repairing and maintaining mobile homes, maintaining the park, leasing homes, collecting rent-laun Applicants should have prior property management experi ence and good computer skills. We offer an attractive pay package which includes both salary and free rent. Please FAX resumes to (727) 289-7273 or email to email@example.com. Any questions, please call (727) 289-7272. Bristol Youth Academy NOW HIRING Direct Care Staff All shifts (7a-3p, 3p-11p. 11p-7a) QUALIFICATIONS: background screening and drug test. CONTACT : John Scott (850) 6434-24 T 5-15 THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: *Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts *Accounting/Business Instructor *English Instructor *Chemistry Instructor *Mathematics Education Instructor *Nursing Instructor *Sociology Instructor *Welding Instructor *Career Coach Welding Program APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850) 7182269. Candidates may be subject to a background investigation. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 5-1 T 5-8 JOB MKT. WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve South erland, II has introduced the Building Rural Com munities Act (H.R. 1632) to assist rural communi ties with obtaining the critical technical assis necessary to construct community enhancement projects in a more cost effective manner. South erlands bill, which is cosponsored by Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC), directs 3-5% of existing fund ing in the USDAs Rural Development Essential Communities Facilities program for technical as sistance. Rural municipalities, country towns, and small farming communities form the backbone of North and Northwest Florida, Southerland said. Unfortunately, across America many of these bedrock communities are fading away because they cant match the ac cess to infrastructure and services that larger cities provide. Our legislation will make it easier for rural communities to thrive by providing the technical assistance and project planning they need all at no additional cost to taxpayers. Similar project plan ning has already been utilized to build or upgrade water and wastewater projects in Marianna, Blountstown, Rosedale in Gadsden County, and Taylor County. Gov. Rick Scott and Florida teachers applaud $480 million to give every teacher a pay raise On April 28, Governor Rick Scott and Florida Education Asso ciation (FEA) President Andy Ford applauded the House and the Sen ates agreement to implement $480 million in teacher pay raises. The language accompanying the fund to develop their own performance plans to award the greatest number of teachers the largest teacher pay raise possible, in coordination with their collective bargaining agree ments. The $480 million in fund ing provides enough to give every teacher a minimum of a $2,000 pay raise, while also giving districts the ability to provide teacher raises of $2,500 or even $3,500 depending on the plan each of the 67 school dis tricts (plus lab and charter schools) develop. Governor Rick Scott said, I want to thank the House and the Senate for ensuring that we build on our work to implement performance pay, while also allowing school $480 million in new funding to give every Florida teacher a pay raise. Our teachers are some of the best in the nation and they deserve to be rewarded for their great work. FEA President Andy Ford said, FEA thanks Governor Scott for his efforts to provide an immedi ate across-the-board pay increase to Floridas classroom teachers in recognition of their demonstrated performance which has brought Floridas education system to sixth in the nation. FEA applauds the infusion of additional resources into public education as was proposed by the Governor. Through the collective bargain ing process, FEA remains commit ted to working with local school districts to develop fair, valid, reliable and transparent processes to reward the success of Floridas teaching force. Through bargaining with local elected school boards, the success of such classroom personnel manner which best meets the needs of local school districts.
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 STAR SCOPE Week of May 5 ~ May 11, 2013 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may feel like you need to move faster to get ahead, but the opposite is true this week. Slow down and focus on TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 the week may seem disastrous, hang will turn around quite quickly. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, sometimes you have to make some noise to be heard, which may seem out of character for you. If the cause is that important, you will do what is necessary. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you cant get enough of a certain thing, but you may need to pace yourself. Otherwise your interest may start to wane. A surprise situation arises on Thursday. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, there are things you need to say to a particular person in your life. But you do not know how to express your opinions in a way thats easy to understand. Speak from the heart. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 You may be feeling a bit under the weather this week, Virgo. Its likely due to you push ing your schedule to the limits. Schedule some recovery time for yourself. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you need to rely on someone this week for a big project, but you dont know who to choose. Make a list of your best prospects, and then you can narrow it down from there. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 You can use a break from the daily grind, Scorpio. It might be time to plan a getaway. You may want to make this a solo trip so you can fully recharge. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 The truth can sometimes hurt a bit, Sagittarius. But a dose of honesty this week provides the reality check you have been needing. Make some changes. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, an event this week gets you you have been waiting to hear from AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, knowing when to keep quiet pect something is off-kilter. This week you will be put to the test. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, the week may begin somewhat aimlessly, but things will all come together by the middle of the week. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS MAY 5 Adele, Singer (25) MAY 6 Tom Bergeron, TV Host (58) MAY 7 Breckin Meyer, Actor (39) MAY 8 Enrique Iglesias, Singer (38) MAY 9 Billy Joel, Singer (64) MAY 10 Donovan, Singer (67) MAY 11 Cory Monteith, Actor (31) SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777 FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting: 4433 NW C.R. 274 Altha, Fl 32421 (850) 762-9402 Cell (850) 832-5055 Dozer and Excavation work Over 20 years experience Clay ONeals Land Clearing, Inc. William's Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" Concrete work, landscape, pressure cleaning, renovations, seamless gutter, painting, vinyl, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092 Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMATES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn Pump There is never a convenient time to be without water. WELLS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857 For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, Clint Hatcher, Owner Electrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511 New Homes H Garages H Additions H Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE Estimates Serving Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924 Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3222 fax email@example.com Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. Day or night, Check out our prices before buying from somewhere else. For Weddings, Birthdays and all Holidays, come in or call us. Margies Florist DAVID SMITH OFFICE (850 674-2125 CELL PHONE (850) 643-7544 Clarksville Florida Lic No: RM0066477 To place your ad call us at 643-3333 CLJ NEWS .COM Little tractors show their might With names like No Excuses, Ole Blue, Green Thunder, Nightmare and Aint Skee red, owners and drivers put their equipment to the test in Saturdays tractor pull at the Panhandle Pioneer Settle ment. A colorful array of lawn tractors powered through the red clay track as onlookers watched the action. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
MAY 1, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 Large quality-built two-story house on 1.69 acres with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths with over 2,900 sf living space. Call today for your appointment to view this luxury home. Debbie Roney Smith, Full time Realtor CALL (850) 209-8039 or TEXT firstname.lastname@example.org for more info Custom home for sale OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF BLOUNTSTOWN in ALTHA 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 With lawn service $ 27 $ 43 $ 70 $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service BRISTOL 643-7740 BLOUNTSTOWN OWNER (813) 253-3258 OWNER FINANCING NO QUALIFYING Chihuahua TINY TEACUP puppies, several colors to choose from Call 6743532 May 4 at 7 p.m. (First Saturday of every month) 18098 NW County Rd. 12 AUCTION 643-7740 Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The JOURNAL THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS ITEMS FOR SALE Wedding dress, size 18, sweetheart top with message if no answer. 5-1, 5-8 Country style chandelier, green shades, can use with or without 1636. 5-1, 5-8 Ladies clothes, size six petite, Call 674-1636. 5-1, 5-8 Watering cans with handle and long spout, neat for a display or for use inside or out. (ca early 7567. 4-24, 5-1 Old kitchen items, all sizes of aluminum pots, porcelain and enamel pans, white enamel vary. Call 643-7567. 4-24, 5-1 Weber Baby Grand piano new 9742. 4-24, 5-1 Denim skirts two boxes of long length, sizes 14-16. Also girls clothes, toys and household items. Call 566-8491. 4-24, 5-1 Portable toilet 674-3264. 4-24, 5-1 Five rolls carpet padding in 643-5469, leave message if no answer. 4-24, 5-1 FURNITURE Antique dresser, large mirror measures 44 wide x 41 high, 5-1, 5-8 Roll top desk 7894. 5-1, 5-8 Dining table and chairs all 8290. 4-24, 5-1 Primitive chairs vary. Call 643-7567. 4-24, 5-1 Chiffarobe with four drawers, has areas for long and short mir Call 762-3455. 4-24, 5-1 Large suede sofa with recliners 566-8491. 4-24, 5-1 REAL ESTATE WANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 YARD SALE Covenant House annual yard sale, Hwy. 71 six miles north of Wewa. sofa, bedroom set, dining tables and chairs, household bedding, Hillcrest Baptist Church annual garage/bake sale, 4 from 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Located ner on CR 274. Hope to see you there. Multi-family yard sale, Leather couch, dinette set, tools, so much more. Call 643-5696. Huge Yard Sale, 4 beginning at 7 a.m. Located at for everyone. Call 674-3311. Multi-family yard sale, cated at 14809 NW Circle Lane bottom Road, turn left on second Lots of good used furniture for us out. Located on Hwy. 20 East of Blountstown. Call 674-1818 APPLIANCES Frigidaire front end washing machine Call 379-5843. 5-1, 5-8 Appliances wanted: The Cal needs old washers, dryers, deep freezers, refrigerators, stoves and other metal appliances. You may drop them off at the cen ter anytime. Call 674-1818 ELECTRONICS Computer equipment 962-7894. 5-1, 5-8 HP copier 4-24, 5-1 AUTO ACCESSORIES Edelbrock Nitrous Oxide kit 100 shot, full bottle, in excellent condi 5-1, 5-8 Firestone tires, four great tires with lots of tread, size 265-75-16. 4-24, 5-1 CARS 2009 Dodge Nitro, 71,740 miles, 7228. 4-24, 5-1 TRUCKS 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck bedliner, stereo, cruise control. OBO. Call 447-4512. 4-10 T 5-8 CAMPERS/RVS 1994 Conquest Gulf Stream travel trailer, long, sleeps six, queen size bed, new tires. Living room, dining room, hydraulic slide-out, cen 674-8376. 5-1, 5-8 PETS/SUPPLIES Young male goat, half boer and 5-1, 5-8 Hens for sale. Call 643-1959. 5-1, 5-8 Young pullets, each. Call 643-1756. 5-1, 5-8 Rhode Island Red chickens, dif ferent ages and prices. Call 7621984. 5-1, 5-8 Jack Russell puppies, both fe male, brown and white, approxi a good home. Call 570-3806 or 379-8772. 5-1, 5-8 Chihuahua puppies for boy. Call 674-3011. 5-1, 5-8 Fantastic mule/horse harness and collar (ca 1920s-30s) perfect for display or mirror insert or use see. Call 643-7567. 4-24, 5-1 WANTED Ride from Hosford to Rex Lum ber Company in Bristol. Will pay for gas or offer free rent so you can drive my car and get me to 4-24, 5-1 Springer Spaniel, male. Call 674-3264. 5-1, 5-8 HUNTING & FISHING DPMS LR-308 semi-automatic 24 inch stainless bull bar rel, includes bipod, three 20 round or (850) 962-7894. 5-1, 5-8 with OBO. Call 379-3068, if no answer leave a message. 5-1, 5-8 1998 Sportsman 13 ft. boat, berglass, double bottom with a 15 hp Johnson motor. Rigged for new accessories. Comes with 573-8094. 4-24, 5-1 TOOLS AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT Utility trailer, 5 x 8, heavy duty 6808. 5-1, 5-8 Craftsman lawn tractor, 42 cut, 5-1, 5-8 HOMES & LAND Single wide Mobile Home 3BR, 2 BA, central heat and air. Land not included, must be moved af available. Located in Bristol. Call 570-4212 for more information. 5-1, 5-8 One acre of land has not been cleared. Located behind 5-1, 5-8
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 1, 2013 There was plenty of work to go around as more than 40 volunteers gathered Saturday morning to take part in Altha Pride by sprucing up the town and helping some homeowners with a few chores. TOP: Scott Payne puts a fresh coat of paint on Altha Town Hall. ABOVE: Nathan Goodman, Reggie Conyers, Joey Hall and Kevin Yoder unload a truckload of supplies. LEFT: The sidewalks near the Wildcat Den get a good cleaning with a leaf blower. BELOW LEFT to RIGHT: Melissa Chamberlin rakes, Amber Stokes washes the exterior of a storage shed and Ralph Yoder tends to a pile of burning leaves. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Sprucing up the town Longleaf pine management workshop set for Marianna May 15 MARIANNA Landowners and land managers with an interest in growing and managing longleaf pines are invited to attend a Longleaf Management Workshop Wednesday, May 15 in Marianna. The 9 a.m. 4 p.m. workshop is being offered at the Jackson County Agricultural Center, 2741 Penn sylvania St. There is no cost to attend. We believe this is a great opportunity for landown ers interested in forestry and wildlife management practices to hear from experts who are knowledge able about longleaf pines, their value in the timber industry, and how to meet your objectives, said Ad Platt with The Longleaf Alliance. Platt, who covers north Florida and south Alabama, said he will also talk about various landowner incentive or cost-share programs to promote longleaf pines. Following lunch, which is provided free of charge to all who register in advance, attendees will tour the Hatcher Farm, outside Marianna on Blue Springs Highway, where both longleaf pine and slash pine forests have been established. Those who take the tour will see the differences between the two forests, which are the same age. Some of the topics covered at the workshop will longleaf pines; native plants and wildlife associated landowners; and how many trees to plant per acre. Longleaf pine forests were once the dominant forests throughout much of the South, with a natural range extending up to the 2,000-foot elevation in the mountains of Alabama and Georgia. This species, more than any other, built this region. An estimated 92 million acres of longleaf pines existed when European settlers began moving into the southern states. By the mid-1900s longleaf pine forests were almost eliminated, with only 3 million acres remaining. Longleaf is again becoming a common sight across the south, and landowners are choosing this species for both economic and environmental purposes. Recent plantings have increased the acreage of longleaf by more than 4 million acres, and they continue to gather interest, Platt said. In addition to The Longleaf Alliance, other part nering agencies putting on the workshop are the Uni versity of Florida IFAS, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District. Anyone interested in attending is urged to register (850) 482-9620. GFBB announces Birds in the Backyard program May 4 QUINCY Birds add delightful elements of move ment, sound and color to our gardens, and are important wildlife components of healthy ecosystems. Garden ing Friends of the Big Bend is pleased to sponsor a workshop about birds on Saturday, May 4. Speaking on the smallest of birds hummingbirds will be Fred Dietrich, a Master Bird-bander well known for his passionate love of hummers. Mr. Dietrich will talk about the hummingbirds found in our area and how best to attract and protect them. From the tiniest of birds to the largest, our next speaker is Sandy Beck who will bring live raptors such as hawks and owls. Ms. Beck, Education Director at St. Francis Wildlife Association, will use the live birds to discuss the role of birds-of-prey in ecosystems as well as promote appreciation and understanding of native wildlife. Judy Shelton, Jackson Co. Master Gardener Emeri tus, will then give a presentation on one of the most colorful and beloved songbirds, bluebirds. She will discuss the proper houses for bluebirds along with other backyard characteristics to help you attract these beautiful songbirds to your yard. Finally, we will tie it all together with a presentation discussing habitat needs for birds and how you can alter your backyard to be more accommodating to our feathered friends. The workshop will be held at the University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. Take I-10 Exit 181 (Quincy, SR267), go north mile and turn left, following the drive to the main building. Saturday, May 4, 2013. Registration begins at 8 a.m. (ET). The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 12:30 p.m. Handouts, refreshments and light snacks will be provided. In addition, there will be a GFBB sponsored plant sale after the workshop. A pre-registered ticket for participants is $10 for GFBB members and $15 for non-members. Please preregister by Friday, May 3, by emailing Friends@ifas. tion fees should be mailed to GFBB, c/o NFREC, 155 Research Rd., Quincy, FL 32351. If not pre-registered, tickets purchased at the door are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Handouts will be provided.