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Community Calendar, sr. citizens events.........4 & 5 COMMENTARY: Horse trading for ostrich feed with Governor Chiles by Jim McClellan......................6 Obituaries......13 Job Mkt., Legals .............15 Find a bargain in the Classieds.....................17 First annual Bras Across the Bridge walk........18 W ednesday OCTOBER 30, 2013 Vol. 33 No. 44 CLJNews.com J OURNAL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax Man found in road with head injury by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty County man was trans ported by emergency helicopter to an area hospital after he was found lying unconscious on the road in front of his house Monday afternoon. Just moments earlier, he had joined his son and a friend in riding a bike up a ramp they had placed in the road. His neighbor, Capt. Wes Harsey of was alerted by one of his children that something had just happened outside of their Estiffanulga home on Chatta hoochee Circle. 43, unresponsive with a head injury. He said Holberts son, who is about seven, was yelling, My dads dead! As Harsey radioed for an ambulance, Holbert began having a seizure. That indicated he had a bad head injury and I called for Life Flight, he said. Holbert was released from the hos pital around 3 a.m. the next morning, according to Harsey, and is now home recuperating. He suffered a concussion, got a black eye and his head is all skinned upbut hes conscious and alert, he said. Harsey said he later learned two youngsters were riding bikes onto the ramp when Holbert came out of the house. He had been drinking, Harsey said, explaining, He set his beer on the back of his truck and said, Ill show you boys how its done. Holbert got on his sons bike, pedaled down to the end of the road and turned around. As he came back, He was rid ing as fast as he could, his neighbor said. When he hit the ramp, I guess it collapsed or slid out from under him. and hit the pavement. HAUNTED DEPOT Visitors stay close to one another as they make their way through the Haunted Depot at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol. The site will be open one last night on Thursday from 7 p.m. 10 p.m. DAKODA BERG PHOTO Two vehicles totaled in crash The drivers involved in a crash at S.R. 20 and Turkey Creek Road in Bristol Monday escaped serious injury when both vehicles were totaled. Victo ria Neil of Umatilla, FL, was traveling in a 2011 Dodge pickup when she stopped to make a left turn from SR 20 onto Turkey Creek Road around 5 slammed into her from behind. The 2006 Dodge Van was driven by Donald Campbell of Panama City. Both had minor injuries. A Turkey Creek Road resident said there have been a number of accidents at that site and, in a let ter on Page 3, says a turn lane is needed at that spot. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO Staff keeps Calhoun Liberty Hospital in the pink for October PAGE 4 on Liberty County hydroponics farm PAGE 16 Annual Kinard Halloween Carnival raises funds to dept. in operation PAGES 3 & 14 Hosford Fall Festival PAGE 12 FINCH TRIAL STARTS ABOVE: Floyd Parrish, who was released from custody by Sheriff Nick Finch after being brought to the jail for having a concealed weapon, testi LEFT: The defendant, suspended Sheriff Nick Finch. LEFT: Witness Lisa Smith talks with State Attorney Willie Meggs during a break in her testimony Tuesday. RIGHT: De fense attorney James Judkins questions former Liberty County Sheriffs Deputy Jody Hoagland, whose complaint against the sheriff led to his arrest. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS Jury seated Monday; trial opens Tuesday After little more than a half day spent select ing a six member jury with two alternates on Monday, the trial of suspended Liberty Coun ty Sheriff Nick Finch got under way Tuesday morning. Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch was sus misconduct following an investigation over allegations that he removed an arrest record the arrest log and had him released from cus tody. Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) served a search warrant the evening of Friday, May 24 that requested and arrest of Floyd Eugene Parrish, 58, of Bristol. The investigation was launched after Dep sheriff removed an arrest document from the Liberty County Jail. Hoagland had charged Parrish with carrying a concealed weapon, a third degree felony.
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 CALHOUN COUNTY Oct. 14 Stephen Lamar Howell, manu facture of meth CCSO. Oct. 23 Jamie Dawn Cook, possession of meth drug equipment CCSO. Kelli Lynn Pettis, possession of meth drug equipment CCSO. Janie Velear Hardy, child abuse CCSO. Joseph Edward Simpson, drug sale of meth within 1,000 ft. of a school CCSO. Donald Alvin Cheuvront, domes tic battery, CCSO. Oct. 24 Randolph Brent Hope, no valid drivers license, CCSO. Jennifer Lynette Beckwith, ag gravated battery, tampering with a witness CCSO. Tristan Lemel Martin, battery, tampering with a witness CCSO. Felicity Middlebrooks, obscene or harrassing phone calls, BPD. Darryl Eugene Basford, posses sion of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, CCSO. Robert Paul Prescott, posses sion of drugs CCSO. Oct. 25 Jesse James Kaufman, VOP, CCSO. Paul Corlett, VOP, CCSO. William Russell Pierce, driving while license suspended or revoked (out of county warrant), CCSO. Oct. 26 Diane Clark, non-support CCSO. Demetrius Patrick Jones, do mestic battery by strangulation, assault, BPD. Oct. 28 Kristina Rae Johnson, criminal mischief, domestic battery CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY Oct. 22 Michael French, VOP LCSO. Jonathan Harrison, failure to ap pear (battery) LCSO. Tracy Maloy, serving weekends LCSO. Oct. 23 Steven Anderson, resisting ar rest without violence to his or her person LCSO. Jessica Lindsey, holding for Leon County LCSO. Jamie Cook, holding for Calhoun County CCSO. Janie Hardy, holding for Calhoun County CCSO. Kelli Pettis, holding for Calhoun County CCSO. Margaret Hood, sentenced to rehab LCSO. Oct. 24 Jennifer Beckwith, holding for Calhoun County CCSO. Felicity Middlebrooks, holding for Calhoun County CCSO. Michael Anderson, burglary of an occupied dwelling, disturbing school/religious/lawful assembly, breach of peace, disorderly contact, driving while licence suspended or revoked with knowledge LCSO. Oct. 28 James Ammons, unlawful pos session of listed chemicals, driv ing while license suspended or revoked, failure to appear LCSO. Kristina Rae Johnson, holding for Calhoun County CCSO. Oct. 29 Marcus Kelley, holding for Frank lin County FCSO. 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 ............................................................................6 Special details Business alarms Residential alarms ..........................................................................0 ...............................................................................114 through NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS S.H.I.P funding is available for Home Rehabilitation. All licensed and insured contractors are invited to bid on upcom ing jobs. 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Singletary DC OFFICE LOCATED AT: (850) 643-1239 SUBSCRIBE TO THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL PER YEAR $ 18 Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children, but sometimes hectic for parents and guardians. This Halloween, take a moment to consider some basic safety pre cautions to help make your childrens Hallow een a safer night of fun. All motorists need to be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween because of the high number of pedestrians walking the streets. Watch for children darting out from be tween parked cars. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. En ter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark cloth ing. Never use your cell phone while driving. Discourage teens from driving on Halloween. here are too many haz ards and distractions for inexperienced drivers. Most importantly, all children under the age of 12 should be accom panied by a parent or responsible adult, but before trick-or-treat ing, parents should: Instruct your chil dren to travel only in fa miliar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone. Tell your chil dren not to eat any treats until they return home. Teach your children to never enter a strangers home. Agree on a children to come home. Give your children batteries to help them see and for others to see them. Make sure your child or a respon sible adult with them carries a cell phone for quick communication. Review all appropriate safety rules with your children. Look both ways before crossing the street and use es tablished crosswalks whenever possible. Walk, do not run, from house to house. Do not cross yards and lawns where unseen objects or the uneven terrain can present tripping hazards and never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road Children will be anx ious to stuff themselves with treats, but parents need to take these nec Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before any thing is eaten, then examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before your children eat them. Give children an early meal before going out to pre on Halloween treats or eating anything before you can inspect it. Only let your children eat factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats unless you know the cook well. When in doubt, throw it out. Falls are the lead ing cause of injury on Halloween. When making or purchasing Halloween costumes, follow these safety pre cautions to ensure your children remain safe while looking great: All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant. If children are allowed out after dark, fasten costumes and bags to make sure they are vis ible. When buying Hal loween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation. Masks can limit or block eyesight, so consider non-toxic makeup or decorative hats as safer alternatives. If masks are worn, they should have large eye holes and nose and mouth open ings. Encourage your children to remove their masks before crossing the street. Children should only wear wellfitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls. Do not allow your children to wear deco rative contact lenses, as they present a risk for serious eye injury. Knives, swords and other accessories should be made from cardboard not allow children to carry sharp objects.
OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Merle Norman Salon, Spa & Gifts 17932 Main Street North Suite 5, Blountstown HOURS: Mon. Fri.: 9 a.m.6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m.4 p.m. PHONE (850) 674-9191 To the editor: It is 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, and yet another terrible accident has occurred at the intersection of Turkey Creek Road and Highway 20. I did not see the accident, but I heard it from well over a half mile away. When I drove to the scene, a sheriff's motorists were assisting, so I went home. In the three years I have lived on Turkey Creek Road, accidents at the in tersection with Highway 20 have been a common thing. I want to ask the county to do something about this intersection. A left turn lane on Highway 20 onto Turkey Creek Road would make it a no passing zone Highway 20. I believe that would elimi nate most of the problems at this intersection. I urge the county to act before a fatality takes place. Erik Johnson Bristol SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Turn lane needed at Turkey Creek Rd. See SPEAK UP continued on page 15 We are planning to continue the Community Thanksgiving meal that has been held for several years now in Bristol. The dinner will be Wednesday evening 5-7 p.m. (ET), Nov. 27 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. We will provide a traditional holiday meal to be for those that cannot make it to the Civic Center for some reason. Last year we served approximately 600 meals. Entertainment is provided and you are invited to attend with your family. This is a great event and many are involved in providing this wonder ful ministry. You can sign-up to volunteer or reserve your place at the table by e-mailing us at good2give10@ gmail.com. Your support and donations are greatly needed and appreciated. You may also call Roger have questions or comments. Transportation can be provided or meals can be delivered if needed. We pray that God will receive the glory and that many will be blessed as this ministry continues in 2013. Community Thanksgiving dinner set for Nov. 27 It's election time in the City of Blountstown with a runoff set for Tuesday, Nov. 5 between David Blair and Ronnie Wil liams, Sr. The pair are vying for the City Coun cil post held by Clifford Jackson who is not seeking re-election. Early voting began Monday, Oct. 28, and continues through Friday, p.m. in the Supervisor of has moved to Room 117 houn County Courthouse. Election day voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the WT. Neal Civic Center. City of Blountstown to hold runoff election 5th annual Jingle Bell Run to be held Dec. 6 Are you looking for a fun and festive way to the 5th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The race will begin at BMS and will wind through the hospital neighborhood. The cost of the race is: 5k $20; 5k for students that are currently attending a Calhoun County School $15; 5k for 3 or more members of an immediate family whose registration is turned in together $15 per runner; 1 Mile Fun Run $10 The entry fee includes a long-sleeve technical Proceeds will go to Blountstown Middle School. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure race. Registration forms are available at Blount stown Middle School or on the BMS website at www.blountstownmiddle.org. Registration forms and money are due by Wednesday, Nov. 20 to guarantee a shirt by the event. Forms and money can be dropped off at the if you have any questions. Kinard Carnival ABOVE: A menacing clown with a chain saw gives a cart of riders a scare as they take part in Saturdays annual Kinard Halloween Carnival. LEFT: The carnival always features some elaborate cakes worth looking at even if you dont get a taste! BELOW LEFT: If youre too young to walk, your parents are going to have Halloween costume. Little John Frank lin Daniels, grandson of carnival founder and rested comfortably in a tackle box. See more pictures from the carnival and on page 14. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 Wednesday, October 30th Corinth Baptist Church invites you to join us A walk through experience called The Choice will depict heaven and hell. A meal will be served from 6 p.m. 7 p.m. EST in the church fellowship hall. Small groups will be escorted through the scenes beginning at 7 p.m. and continue in 10 minute intervals until 8:30 p. m. There will be no charge. Call 379-8522 for directions. Hope to see you there! Harveys Store #77 17932 Main St. Suite 6 Blountstown (850) 674-3700 CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATES Michael Corlett (850) 643-7062 Dempsey Barron Road, BRISTOL (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 6435995 Liberty Post & Barn Pole The Liberty County Senior Citi zens Association has scheduled the following events for the month of November: Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5, Lib erty County Senior Citizens will be sponsoring a walking program Walk With Ease! Whether you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease program can help. Unlike many other walking programs, Walk With Ease offers support, information and tools. The program will teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Walk With Ease has shown to: Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance, strength and walking pace, tive and improve overall health. The Walk With Ease Group meets for six weeks, three times per week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each session lasts about an hour and is designed to be fun for group-members. The leader begins with a brief discus sion on a topic important to success ful walking or arthritis management. After this, the group shares walking time with everyone walking at their own pace. Liberty Transit will provide transportation to the Bristol Center. Call 643-5690 for more information. Tell your friends about this so they can Eenjoy this walking program. Tuesday, Nov. 5 A trip to the movies in Tallahassee and lunch has been scheduled. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 to reserve your Transit ride. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. A representative will be at the Hosford Center to discuss the Medicare Advan tage Plans that are available through Capital Health. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 to schedule your Transit ride. Thursday, Nov. 7 This weeks shopping trip is at the Bristol Piggly Wiggly. Call Liberty Transit at 6432524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 to schedule your Transit pick up. Monday, Nov. 11 The Bristol and Hosford Senior Centers and Liberty County Transit will be closed in ob servance of Veterans Day. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. We will have a speaker from WCRx Pharmacy of Tallahassee at the Bristol Center to inform seniors of a free Pre scription Delivery Program for seniors who take four or more prescriptions monthly. Free glucose screenings will be available for anyone and free cholesterol screenings for anyone who joins the Prescription Delivery Program. Heidi from Gentivia will also be here for Minute to Win It oc cupational therapy games. We look forward to having you join us for the fun. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 to reserve your Transit ride. Call 643-5690 for information. Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m., Bristol Senior Center Bingo, fun and prizes with Cindy from Blount stown Health & Rehab. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 to reserve your Transit ride. Thursday, Nov. 14 This weeks shopping trip and lunch is in Marianna. Thanksgiving is near and this is an opportunity to purchase those items needed for Thanksgiving lunch. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 to reserve your Transit ride. Friday, Nov. 15 A representative will be going door to door in Bristol to provide information about the ser vices that are provided by and through Liberty County Senior Citizens. If you would like someone to visit you on this day, please call 643-5690 by 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Monday, Nov. 18 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet at the Bristol Se nior Center. The public is welcome to attend. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Hosford Center We will have se nior friendly chair exercises and the monthly Craft Class. For transporta tion to the Hosford Senior Center, call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Bristol Center will host the monthly Craft Class. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 to schedule your Transit ride. Thursday, Nov. 21 Shopping and lunch is in Bristol this week. This is our last shopping trip for the month of November. You can purchase items for Thanksgiving. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 to schedule your Transit ride. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m., Hosford Senior Center More bingo fun and prizes with Cindy From Blountstown Health & Rehab. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 to schedule your Transit ride to the Hosford Center. Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 The Bristol and Hosford Senior Centers and Liberty County Tranist will be closed to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holidays. Blessings to you and your families. We regret that Liberty County Se nior Citizens is not going to be able to do a Community Thanksgiving Lunch this year because the available date for the Thanksgiving Lunch and the Senior Christmas Party at the Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center is too close together for both to be done. Please call 643-5690 for infor mation regarding other Community Thanksgiving meals. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE USE OF LAND BRISTOL, FLORIDA The City Council of Bristol, Florida propos es to adopt an ordinance affecting the use of land by amending the Bristol Compre hensive Plan. ORDINANCE NO. 2013-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BRIS TOL, FLORIDA, ADOPTING COMPRE HENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS, AS RE QUIRED BY CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, DESIGNED TO UPDATE THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS 5 YEAR SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVE MENTS; ADOPTING THE LIBERTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FIVE YEAR PLAN; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPOR TUNITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HERE WITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The City of Bristol, City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the adoption of the Cap ital Improvements Schedule Amendments and ordinance on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013, at 6:30 P.M., at City Hall. A copy of said ordinances may be inspected by 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 record of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a ver batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. The Calhoun County Sheriffs your children safe on Halloween: Decorate costumes and bags if possible, choose light colors. Have kids use glow sticks or seen by drivers. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night with out adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. so be espe cially alert for kids during those hours. For more information visit us at www.calhounsheriff.com. Halloween safety tips for young trick-or-treaters Nov. Senior Citizens activities scheduled Walking Program, occupational therapy, craft class and a movie The staff at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital has been working diligently to decorate the halls and grounds with pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The halls and nurses stations have been adorned with pink decorations, including several trees at the front entrance. These trees are for cancer survivors and family members who wish to add a ribbon in memory of someone they lost to the disease. Pink lights have been placed into the lighting on the grounds, creating an inviting glow to greet visitors after dusk. Staff keeps hospital in the pink for October HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES SHOWN ABOVE IN CLUDE, BACK ROW from left: Nathan Ebersole, Rachel Arnold, Pearl Clayton, Candace Koonce, Olivia Hamm, Phillip Hill, Jeff Taylor, Diana Terry and Omar Farooq. MIDDLE ROW, from left: Latrinda Kemp, Elsie Cauley, Aimee Hanvey, Anna Layton, Cathy Cauley, Phyllis Reddick and Orville Eby. FRONT ROW, from left: Ruth Eby, Susan Walker, Alicia Kitchen, Dara Taylor, Jean Lambert, Debbie Summers and Ces Escato. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
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: email@example.com ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNAL STAFF J ohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro.................Advertising OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 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! 5,297 Wednesday, Oct. 30 Saturday, Nov. 2 Thursday Oct. 31 Friday, Nov. 1 Monday, Nov. 4 Tuesday, Nov. 5 Sunday, Nov. 3 MEETINGS Wednesday, Oct. 30 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone 643-2373. Friday, Nov. 1 Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center. Phone (850) 674-9131. Sunday, Nov. 3 American Legion Post 272 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-2740. Monday, Nov. 4 Altha Girls Scout Troop #39, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 762-2136. Panhandle Creative Crafters Bi zzie Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. Bulldog Club, house. Phone (850) 643-2344. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m., Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, Nov. 5 Calhoun Commission, 2 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room, across from Courthouse. Phone (850) 674-4545. Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary, 6 p.m., Fire House. Phone (850) 762-1948. Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge Blountstown. Phone (850) 643-5742. Mayhaw Community Action Group, 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown. Phone (850) 2371484. Liberty Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant Phone (850) 570-0222. AA Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. Holiday Fair Nov. 1-2 in Santa Rosa Make plans now to come help us celebrate our 32nd anniversary of the annual Homemakers Holiday Fair on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 2 at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium in Milton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the past 31 years, the Fair has gained variety of handmade gifts and decora tions from local and regional crafters. A special highlight of the Fair has always been the wonderful homemade soup and sandwiches made by the talented members of the Association for Home and Community Educators (HCE) which sponsors the show. Admission is free. Lots of door prizes will be given away. For more information or if you have a question, call the University of Florida/IFAS-Santa Rosa County Extension, at (850) 623-3868, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. week days. For additional information about all of the county extension services and other articles of interest go to www. Fall is here and the Torreya Picnic in the Park for the Summers Family is just around the corner. The Jake and Susan Summers family reunion will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. (ET) at Torreya State Park. Bring your favorite covered dish and footballs or frisbees for the children to play with. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Summers reunion Sunday at Torreya A fundraiser is planned for 17-yearold TraVarus Boyd, a cheerleader at Blountstown High School, who has been selected to perform at the world fa mous London New Years Day Parade. payment for his trip the family will be selling dinners on Friday, Nov. 1 at St. Marys Church in Blountstown at 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Debra Sue Boyd at (850) 879-9849. Boyd fundraiser planned for Friday Last free train ride of this year at Veterans Make plans to visit Veterans Me morial Railroad on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. (ET) for a free train ride. This will be your last chance for free train rides this year. The park has a Railroad Caboose you can walk in, two pavilions for picnics, a walking trail, a playground, an airconditioned depot with a train table with lots of trains for childrens play. For more information call 643-6646, 643-5491 or visit VeteransMemorial Railroad.org. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will hold their annual Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. (ET) in the church parking lot. The church is located at 12605 NW Myers Ann Street in Bristol. There will be lots of interesting trunks to visit, plenty of candy to col lect, enjoyable games to play and free soup/chili to eat. We invite all to attend and treat themselves to a fun evening! Trunk or Treat at Mormon Church Thursday night BIRTHDAYS Derek Causseaux, Tom Stallworth, Martha Deason BIRTHDAYS Kaitlyn Bodiford & Danny Curry BIRTHDAYS Patricia Gail Cauley, Joe Baggett, Gay Richards, Marilyn Clemons BIRTHDAYS Rachael Orama, Nancy Wilford, Blanche Traylor, Joy Nissley, Bubby Shuler ANNIVERSARY Merrill & Marie Detweiler Crime Watch Mossy Pond Community, 6:30 p.m. Haunted Depot at Veterans Memorial from 7-10 p.m. ET Fall Festival Blountstown Library from 5:30 8 p.m. ET LCHS travels to Port St. Joe High, 7:30 p.m. (ET) BIRTHDAYS Byron Potter & Valerie Lambert BIRTHDAYS Louis Bramblett, & Trey Gowan BIRTHDAYS Dottie Fleck, Amanda Whitehead, Cindy Walker, Paige Tolley, Marilyn Russell Liberty County Arts Council presents Show Time Nov. 16 Singing, dancing and musical performances! Area students will be sharing their talents with the community in Show Time on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. (ET). The event will be at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased in advance at Hos ford School and the following locations in Bristol: Buy Rite Drugs, Centennial Bank, Myrlenes Beauty Shop and W.R. Tolar School. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. For more information contact Heather Cain at 508-7062 or Meiko show your support for our local youth. ABOVE: Students performing at last years Show Time presentation. Trunk or Treat Morman Church parking lot, starts at 6:30 p.m. ET
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 COMMENTARY Its hard to believe now, but there was a time when Florida wasnt governed by ideologues toeing a party line. It was a time when our state was more genuine and less generic, when personali ties could still trump politics and candor didnt kill careers. That time was in the 1990s, and I had the amazing good fortune to work in the ad ministration of the late Gov. Lawton Chiles. One of my favorite memo ries was the night in 1992 when a bill exempting ostrich feed from the sales tax was on Chiles desk. As a press aide, I was working late, writing summaries of the governors actions on legislation. Major bills were often accompanied by signing ceremonies or press conferences, so it was ones left in the late-night pile. This particular evening was notable only because everyone expected Chiles to veto the ostrich feed exemp tion, a poster-child for special sponsored by Vernons Big Sam Mitchell. For months, we had ham mered home the message that such exemptions were eating away at Floridas tax base, taking money from schools, law enforcement, childrens health and other critical needs. The press and most of bill was DOA. We were just waiting on the D part to be One other person sharing my lonely vigil that night was Pat Riordan, then the public information director for the Board of Regents. Riordan was working on a speech for Charlie Reed, chancellor of the State University System. He wanted to highlight the measure as a shining example of what was wrong with the tax system, and the veto as a victory for Floridas schools. Riordan called every hour or so and I dutifully trotted to ask our chief of staff, Jim Krog, about the status of the bill. On a couple of those trips, making a crank call to some poor legislator (at Chiles re quest), lying that the gover nor had inexplicably vetoed his pet local bill. After he and the governor had their laughs, Krog would end the torment, talk the lawmaker off the ledge and move on to the next victim. Each time I asked about the ostrich feed bill Krog would only say, Hell get to it in a little while. As that little while got to be about 9 p.m., putting the item in Reeds speech and going home. Call me if the governor changes his mind or any thing, he joked. I cant remember what time I made my last jour ney downstairs, but I knew there was a problem when Krogs greeting was, Lets talk ostrich. I laughed, but Krog was completely seri ous. Chiles was indeed let ting the bill become law. How in the world are we going to explain this to the press? I asked. Krog didnt miss a beat. Just say that Floridians want and deserve bigger drum sticks, he said. I tried the line on Riordan, but it was late and he wasnt amused. we made a half-hearted effort to spin it as economic devel opment, but the news media werent buying it. The real reason, as everyone knew, was that Big Sam needed that bill and Chiles needed him. Chiles was looking at his larger priorities. He was counting on Big Sams sup port for tax reform, childrens issues, prisons and other dif willing to take the heat for helping his old friend. Sure enough, the editorial writers and columnists ripped him up pretty good. Was it the best way to make a new law? Maybe not, but it was incredibly effective as well as highly entertaining. And despite all the changes since then, youll never con vince me that todays process is better in the least. THE LAWTON CHILES WAY Horse trading for ostrich feed with the governor by Jim McClellan, contributing writer Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Have you tried to log on to the Obamacare website? Its slow. It is slower than my watch during an interview with Paris Hilton. JAY LENO Halloween is Thursday. I love Halloween. You open the door, and there are strangers in masks. Good idea. DAVID LETTERMAN The Obamacare website is not the only one after suspected hackers broke into it. Hey, NSA: Its not so much fun when people are sneaking into YOUR computer, is it? JAY LENO Over the weekend it came out that the U.S. has been listening in on German Chancellor Angela Merkels cellphone since 2002. At this point, I feel like the only world leader our government DOESNT listen to is President Obama. JIMMY FALLON The U.S. has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel for more than 10 years. Merkel actually called Obama to say that eavesdropping on allies is not acceptable. Then Obama said, Yeah, well thats not what you said to England. JIMMY FALLON Today Obama was in so much trouble he called Hillary Clinton and he said, Could you start early? DAVID LETTERMAN Two American icons celebrate birthdays today. The Statue of Liberty turns 127 years old. And Bruce Jenner, who of course is also 127 years old. CRAIG FERGUSON The Statue of Liberty and Bruce Jenner are very different, of course. One is made of copper and steel and needs constant work done to prevent it from crumbling and cracking and the other ones the Statue of Liberty. CRAIG FERGUSON According to a new report, more than 700 fake Obamacare websites have been created. Security experts say its simple to identify the phony sites because they are easy to log on to. JAY LENO Kanye West went to a baseball stadium in San Francisco with Kim Kardashian, and he popped the question right there. He said to her, Why are you famous? DAVID LETTERMAN There are new reports that the NSA has been monitoring communications of 35 leaders. Germanys Angela Merkel is one of our closest allies and she is not happy about this. She called President Obama to give him an earful and it takes a lot to get those ears full. JIMMY KIMMEL If the NSA agents are like most men they were probably only pretending to listen to what she was saying anyway. JIMMY KIMMEL They ought to take all of the guys who are so good at hacking into phone calls and put them to work nerds. JIMMY KIMMEL Obama said theyve had some glitches with the Affordable Care website. Ill tell you something. If you order a pair of pants online and they send you the wrong color, thats a glitch. This is like a Carnival cruise, for Gods sake! DAVID LETTERMAN The White House said that one of the reasons the Obamacare website has had so many problems is because its so popular that it was overwhelmed. Really? How come Psys Gangnam Style video never had any problems? He got 2.5 billion hits! JAY LENO Halloween is just a couple of days away. A new survey found that 10 percent of Americans actually plan on wearing a costume to work for Halloween. Because if theres anything better than clown. JIMMY FALLON
OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Gordon and Melissa Durham of Bristol, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Erin Elise Durham to Mitchell Lamar Larkins, the son of Mickey and Tanice Larkins of Bristol. The bride is a graduate of Liberty County High School and is currently employed as a substitute teacher with the Liberty County Kidstart Program. The groom is a graduate of Liberty County High School and attended Chi pola College. He recently returned from Afghanistan after completing a 12 month contract with the Excelus Company. The wedding will take place on Sat urday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m. (ET) at the home of Nettie Leigh Smith in Bristol with a reception to follow at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Family and friends are invited to attend. Durham, Larkins plan Bristol ceremony Nov. 9 First Baptist Church of Bristol Full and partial scholar ships available. No one will be turned away. Sat. Nov. 2 nd 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. EST Thurs. Nov. 7 th 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. EST Sat. Nov. 9 th 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. EST Sat. Nov. 16 th 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. EST UPWARD Basketball & Cheerleading Sign-ups K5 5 th grade boys and girls Practices will be held at First Baptist Church of Bristol. The games on Saturday will be held at the Blountstown Middle School Gymnasium. Contact: Troy Brady at (850) 2720455 $60 PER PERSON PLAY. FUN. SPORTS. The Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida proposes to adopt an ordinance affecting the use of land by amending the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. ORDINANCE NO. 2013-08 AN ORDINANCE OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING COM PREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS, AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, DESIGNED TO UPDATE THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS 5-YEAR SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; ADOPTING THE LIBERTY SCHOOL DIS TRICT FIVE YEAR PLAN; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OP PORTUNITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CON FLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE USE OF LAND LIBERTY COUNTY FLORIDA The Liberty County Com mission will hold a Public Hearing on the adoption of the Capital Improvements Schedule Amendments and ordinance on THURS DAY, NOVEM BER 7, 2013, at 6:00 P.M., in the County Courthouse. A copy of said or dinances may be inspected by the public at the Liberty County Clerks Please be ad vised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. By Jacquelyne Gonzalez Social Security Manager in Marianna Dont look now, but its Halloween! Halloween is time for kids of all ages to dress up in costumes and go trick-ortreating. But it is also a time of visiting haunted houses and watching those scary frightened you the most, and they usually have an element of fear of the unknown. Doing business online may also need lessly frighten people. When it comes to Social Security, however, there is nothing to be spooked about. We take all the fear out of doing business online. There are a number of things you can do online at www.socialsecurity.gov, and none of them should send so much as a shiver down your spine. Save yourself a trip to a Social Security the comfort of your home. No need to be afraid to go online; its so easy and safe to do business at www.socialsecurity.gov. Here are just a few of Social Securitys online services you can easily access from the convenience of your home or Apply for retirement, disability, or eligible to receive Setup a my Social Security account so you can access and update your infor mation anytime Apply for Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug costs Appeal an unfavorable decision on a disability claim Change your address Report employee wages. For a complete list of our online services, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/ publications, answers to frequently asked questions, Social Security news, and much more at www.socialsecurity.gov. frighteningly easy to use. Save your This Halloween, dont be spooked when looking for help from Social Security fears for the monsters on television or the costumed creatures knocking at your door. Dont be afraid to visit www.socialsecurity. gov. wedding Francesca Cherek Scott has been presented with the PTAs Outstanding Educa tor of the Year award for 2013-14. Francesca is a 2001 gradu ate of Blountstown High School. She achieved her bachelors degree in Crimi nology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University and her masters degree from Troy University. She has taught school in Panama City as well as Anchorage, AK. This award comes after Lowell Elementary where she teaches a combination class of 5th and 6th graders. She is the daughter of Johannah and Ben Cherek of Mossy Pond. Her and her husband, Aaron Scott, USAF are cur rent stationed in Idaho but call Anchorage, AK home. child in April 2014. Calhoun County native is honored as PTAs Outstanding Educator of the Year Van Lierop Insurance Services (VLINS) has recently expanded their customer base by partnering with the Vickery-OBryan Agency in Blountstown. Vickery-OBryan has deep roots in Calhoun County and the surrounding areas. VLINS owner Dwight Van Lierop felt that teaming up with Vickery-OBryan was a great next step for his company. Russell Vickery and Bobby OBryan started their agency in 1983. Vickerys daughter, Tami Vickery Martin, began working there when she was 18, and took over her fathers role in the busi ness in 1996. She has maintained that role and will continue to have a vital role in the new venture. Tami looks forward to working with her new associates. Dwight Van Lierop began his insur ance career in 1999 when he opened Blount Insurance in Blountstown. He then added Hinson Insurance Agency in Marianna in 2001, and opened the doors to a new agency, Coastal Insurance Agency in Port St. Joe in Lierop Insurance Services has built a strong foun dation with customer loy alty through out the pan handle. The recent partnership of Van Lierop and VickeryOBryan led to a complete renovation 71 North in Blountstown. Van Lierop Insurance Service staff will soon va ping Plaza, and relocate to the larger, newly remodeled space across from Blountstown Middle School. They plan The new venture will embrace the advances of new technology, includ management system, communica tions through social marketing and electronic mail, as well as support of community partnerships and initia tives. Agent Dwight Van Lierop, Agent Tami Martin, and Client Managers Cathy Kelly and Brandy Gortman stand ready to serve all their customers. Van Lierop Insurance Services offers home, auto, umbrella, life, and health coverage, as well as commercial line of auto, property, general liability, workers comp, and umbrella. The entire Van Lierop Insurance Services team looks forward to helping pro vide a solid foundation, and secure solutions for all your insur ance needs. Van Lierop Insurance partners with Vickery OBryan Agency
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 AT THE LIBRARY BPD offers tips to library Story Time kids on Stranger Danger The Blountstown Public Li brary would like to invite you to come join us for our Fall Festival. This is for families with children Pre-K through 3rd grade. Come out and join us for fun, food, game and prizes. The festival will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 8 p.m. in the Library Courtyard. We look forward to seeing you there. Fall Festival at the Blountstown Library Thursday The Blountstown Public Li brary presents the next Arts Series Event on Saturday, Nov. 16 in the Heritage Room. Instead of the regular evening program it will be held in the afternoon at 3 p.m., so mark your calendars! The library is proud to be host ing a community piano recital featuring youth from the area and their piano teachers. Kayla Pickron and Hope Pea cock both teach and have invited some of their students to perform a Students will give piano recital at next Arts Series The Blountstown Public Library hosted children on how to stay safe and be aware of those you don't know. He covered things ranging from home alone safety, internet safety and public safety. He also went over some safety tips for Halloween. After his presentation the children got children had a great time exploring the all the children. The Story Time Ladies, children and weeks story time on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Come join us at The Blountstown Public Library as we have a great time learning how to care for our teeth! Mossy Pond Crime Watch A Crime Watch for the Mossy Pond Community will be held on beginning Nov. 5 at Mossy Pond Library from 6:30 7:30 p.m. Any questions or concerns can that time. Mossy Pond Public Library was thrilled to have the Calhoun communitys young children at importance of not talking to or going with strangers. Just say NO and run to someone you know was the message. Halloween safety was also discussed. The kids got to explore the Sheriffs patrol car, and each child received a goodie bag. Parents were also given lots of helpful safety tips and brochures. We appreciate the Sheriffs do for the county. Sheriff Kimbrel talks to kids about safety at Mossy Pond Story Time mix of pieces ranging from fun to serious. Sometimes a recital can be intimidating for young folks but this performance is intended to be more relaxing and informal. The event is free and open to the public. A photo session of the group then cake and punch will follow the musical presentation. NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2013-07 Notice is given that the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, proposes to adopt the following Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING, REPEALING, AND REPLACING ORDINANCE NO. 95-02, WHICH IS CONSIDERED THE ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE; ES TABLISHING AN ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING STATUTORY AUTHOR ITY; PROVIDING AREAS OF ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR REQUIREMENT OF HUMANE CARE; PROVIDING FOR ANI MALS AND MOTOR VEHICLES; PROVIDING FOR RESTRAINT BY PROPERTY OWNER; PROVIDING FOR REDEMPTION FOR STRAY OR IMPOUNDED ANIMALS; PROVIDING FOR DIS POSAL OF ANIMALS; PROVIDING FOR IMPOUNDMENT AND BOARD FEES; PROVIDING FOR RABIES VACCINATION AND CONTROL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR OBSTRUCTING OF ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR ALLOW ING ANIMALS TO RUN AT LARGE; PROVIDING FOR PROTEC TION AGAINST POTENTIAL RABIES CARRIERS; PROVIDING FOR A CLASSIFICATION FOR DANGEROUS AND AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS; AND PROVIDING FOR CLASSIFICATION, CITATION, IMPOUNDMENT, AND NOTIFICATION SHOULD A DANGER OUS OR AGGRESSIVE ANIMAL ESCAPE; PROVIDING FOR NEUTERING, TATTOOING, MUZZLING, RESTRAINING AND EN CLOSING DANGEROUS OR AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS, PROVID ING REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTAINMENT; PROVIDING FOR SIGN REGARDING DANGEROUS ANIMALS AND PROVIDING FOR TRAPPING CAGES ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON PRI VATE PROPERTY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND SEVER ANCE, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 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OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 In terms of animal deci sions, it may have been the worst case of bad timing since unicorns missed the Ark. Picture an ordinary rab bit on his evening jaunt, munching on some green ery at the edge of a clear ing and watching out for hawks and owls and such. So far, so good, right? Well, now lets suppose this clearing is actually a trailer park on the outskirts of Tallahassee, Florida and the greenery is my brothers lawn. If youre in any sus pense at all about how this story ends, then you didnt know Bill back around 1977 or so. At that time, he and his wife were newlyweds strug gling to make ends meet. (Although Bill probably wouldnt admit they were struggling then. I think he describes that period more as scratch ing a broke ass with both hands.) Times were hard in general and this particular month they had to choose between gas and grocer ies. As a result, the dinner menu that evening includ ed rice. Not rice and gravy. Not rice and beans. Not even rice and a rusty can of something at the bottom of the cabinet. Just. Plain. White. Rice. My sister-in-law, Ona leah, was prepping her two ingredients (rice and water), when Bill looked out the window and saw a much better dinner staring back at him. Remember the rabbit? Right about then, he would have been much safer play Now some of you may wonder: Was it hunting season? Was this during daylight hours? Were they outside the city limits? Was the trailer in an isolated section of the park? Again, if you knew Bill, youd know that the an swer to all of the above is that he didnt care, not even a little bit. At that moment, all that mattered was whether he could scrounge up a car he did. As my sister-in-law tells it, less than an hour passed in her yard and a plate of bones by her sink. Some people say that the rabbit must have come straight from heaven. If thats the case, all I can say is that Bill sent him back before they ever knew he was gone. * As a postscript, I should probably point out that Bill is now retired from the Tal lahassee Fire Department and lives on the water on Spring Creek (with the one and only Florida Mullet Hound.) These days hes seldom hungry for more than a few minutes. But if I was a rabbit I probably still wouldnt take any chances. Calhoun County native Jim McClel SERVICE DIRECTORY William's Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" Concrete work, painting, vinyl, Call 674-8092 FOR FREE ESTIMATES STUMP GRINDING FREE That Darn Pump There is never a convenient time to be without water. REPAIRS WELLS PUMPS TANKS For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, Clint Hatcher, Owner 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. Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Committed To Quality Since 1973 25888 SR 73 NW Altha mail to: email@example.com Land Clearing and Forestry Services Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. DAY OR NIGHT For ALL Your One STOP NEEDS Margies Florist CALL 643-3333 TO PLACE YOUR AD IN THIS SPOT! Shooting starts at 8 a.m. CT at Robert Trammels camp, 7 miles S. of I-10 on CR 69 24307 NE Charles Pippen Rd, Blountstown F i r s t A n n u a l Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 Christmas for the Children Must have a 5 man team. Individuals will be assigned to a team at registration. Each team will shoot 25 shots per person with any shotgun 6 gauge or higher shot. EYE AND EAR PROTECTION ARE REQUIRED Entry fee includes chicken pileau lunch Please register in advance with any of the following: $ per team $ $ 10 for 25 practice Conserve. Hunt. Share. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South When life hands you a rabbit . Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! weekend offers angling fun in the Florida Keys Women are invited to explore the and more. com.
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 BHS TIGERS Blountstown takes care of business with 40-0 victory over Holmes County by Michael DeVuyst, contributing writer BONIFAY The Blountstown Tigers left no doubt who the best team is in Class A District 3 is last Friday points and coasted to a 40-0 win. This was the Tigers their district opponents on average 38-4. Four plays and 48 yards later, Corin Peterson crossed the goal line on a 12 yard run. A few plays later and the Tigers had the ball again on a fumble recovery but promptly lost it back to the Blue Devils on a fumble of their own. The Tiger de fense stiffened and forced a short punt and the Tigers started their next drive on the Blue Devil 32. Three plays later Hunter Jordan tossed a 24 yard pass to C. Peterson for the Tigers second TD of the night. Holmes Coun tys next pos session was another forced three and out. On the ensuing punt, JaVakiel Brigham blocked the punt and the ball was recovered in the end zone by the Blue Devils, giv ing the Tigers a rare 2 point safety. The safety pushed the score to 16-0 Tigers with 2:21 left to play in the Blountstown received the ball right back after the nett pushing the score to 19-0 at the beginning of the point attempts. Shon Peterson got into the scoring mix on Blountstowns next possession. S. Peterson found the right sideline for a 65 yard TD run and the 26-0 lead. On Blountstowns next possession they found themselves pinned deep in their own terri tory on the 8 yard line. That did not last long. Jordan hit C. Peterson on a hitch and go route on the right sideline for 92 yards and another Tiger score. On Holmes Countys next posses sion, JaVakiel recovered a fumble and returned it 20 yards to the Blue Devil 4 yard line. On the next play, The second half began with the running clock and mostly backups playing for Blountstown. The Tigers offense only ran 27 offensive plays on the night, gain ing 326 yards or 12.1 yards per play. The Tiger defense limited the Blue Devils to 39 total 2-2 for 116 yards and 2 TDs. Both receptions went to Corin Peterson. Shon Peterson carried the ball twice for 69 yards. A. Mayorga contributed 46 yards rushing. On defense the Tigers were led by Anthony Wyrick, C.J. Hiers and freshman Demitrius Thomas. Tommy Futch and Ayers Hassig were credited with 1 sack each. The Tigers will have a bye week this week and get Be sure and come early to congratulate this senior class as they look to finish the regular season undefeated. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS TOP RIGHT: JaVakiel Brigham (#24) slips away from a Holmes County opponent as teammate Tracy Carrillo (#56) slows down another player. ABOVE LEFT: A Blue Devil is caught in the claws of two Tigers. RIGHT: A Blue Devil attempts to disrupt a handoff between Chason Roulhac (#3) and Shontavious Peterson. BELOW: A Tiger player dives to tackle a Holmes County opponent.
OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 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 "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 C ITY T IRE C O. MV5496 GOODYEAR DUNLOP BFG & More Shocks Wheel alignments OIL CHANGES Balancing Brakes Family breakfast and honor assembly at BES Friday, Nov. 1 BES will host our monthly Family Breakfast. We invite all parents and grandparents to come out and eat Breakfast with us. Also, at 1:30 p.m. the same afternoon, we will have students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades who made the A or Veterans Day program at Blountstown Elementary On Friday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m., the 3rd grade class will honor our Veterans with a Veterans Day program. If you are a Veteran, we would like to invite you to BHS to host future Tiger Cheer Camp Nov. 8 and white shaker pom and one glit ter paw tattoo. This camp is for girls ditorium and the girls will learn one cheer and will get to perform at half-time of the Friday, Nov. 8 Northview at home. For more information, please On Wednesday, Oct. Altha to compete in their district championship race. The Varsity Boys Team placed 1st out of 8 teams making them The Varsity Girls Team placed 3rd out of 4 teams The Varsity Boys individual places and times are as follows: The Varsity Girls individual places and times are as follows: Dawn Starr-16th Both the Girls and Boys Varsity teams Teams on an outstanding sea son. We wish them luck at the BHS boys are Cross Country District Champions by Richard Williams, Journal sports writer to decide the district championship. The game has a scheduled start time The Bulldogs and Tiger Sharks go made the playoffs due to wins over district. Port St. Joe enters in the game in the district. feated Blountstown while the Tiger The winner of the contest will host second place team in District 3 which travel to Blountstown to take on the champions of District 3. said he hopes a lot of Bulldog fans are at the game. portive of us this year just like years in the past and I know it really helps our kids when they hear those fans that have traveled to watch them play, Grantham said. Fans traveling to the game must take a detour to get to the game. Instead of the normal route down Bulldogs head to Port St. Joe for district playoff Pea Ridge Road in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD Bristol Dental Clinic Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole grain buttered toast and juice or choice of milk. MENUS SPONSORED BY: LIBERTY Oct. 30 Nov. 5 CALHOUN SCHOOL WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM Listen to Football on WPHK/WYBT this week. Hear Boo Morris and Jay Taylor with all the Liberty County High School game action as the Bulldogs take on Port St. Joe. in Port St. Joe immediately following Swap Shop at 10 a.m. (ET) Saturday, Nov. 2 Calhoun County is open this week. There will be no game. Swap Shop from 9-10 a.m. ET Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away. early release day, students dismissed at 1 BHS events this week Tuesday, Oct. 29 Thursday, Oct. 31 Early release day Friday, Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 8 Nov. 25-29 Important dates at BES al Workforce Develop held Wednesday, Nov. ington counties will that will assist them in making career choices in a rapidly changing workplace. Local employers and couraged to take advan tage of this opportunity to share information with the workforce of tomorrow. The support of the lo ty is vital to the success allows the students to employers are looking for in hiring new staff. attendance from 8 a.m. If you would like fur ther information or your in participating, please contact Alice Pender Career Fair planned Nov. 19 in Marianna for local students making new career choices Miss a recent news article? Catch up online at CLJNews.com.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 SCHOOLS HOSFORD FALL FESTIVAL Onlookers were excited to see this years Hosford Halloween Parade, lining the streets with bags candy late Saturday afternoon. Abbie Burke and her mom, Amanda, are shown here. LEFT: Cierra Morales, who came dressed as an Indian, along with her matching doll, contest in the 5to 8-year-old category. RIGHT: Sandy Cole man shows off her cute little grandma Faye Duncan. Gracie won second contest for her age LCHS Homecom ing Queen Kyrah LEFT: Mom Ashley Godwin with baby Hunter and daughter Mary. Zombies and kittens were among the many creative costumes seen at the festival. Cobb auctions off a coconut cake. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS The Science Brothers, a non responses: Science Brothers show Altha students science is not magic Altha FFA assists with annual in Calhoun County Farm Bureau banquet
OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Two locations to serve you Blountstown and Bristol 674-5449 or 643-5410 Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com Angels for Liberty is an organization formed with the purpose of assisting low income and needy families at Christmas time with toys and clothing to make their holiday experience as enjoyable as possible. Angels for Liberty Please help us to make this Christmas a time of blessing for a needy child in Liberty County. Donations of an unwrapped toy or other donations will be received at the following selected businesses in Bristol. Volunteers are needed to help organize and distribute gifts. Distribution day Dec. 20. Applications accepted until Dec. 1. Contact Roger Phillips at First Baptist Church of Bristol 643-5400. Schools and Local Businesses will host Charles McClellan Funeral Home Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director Call us 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! Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory BESTWAY LOCATED AT 2919 HWY 231 N. PANAMA CITY, FL 32405 FINANCING AVAILABLE Zero Down 12 Months Same as cash available each side. (850) 747-8974 We manufacture over 80 different sizes. Many colors to choose from. PORTABLE BUILDINGS WELL WORTH THE DRIVE! CHRISTOPHER BONTRAGER NASHVILLE, TN Christopher Bontrager, eightmonth-old son of Scott and Jana Bontrager, went to be with the angels of Heaven Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, TN. He brought lots of love and joy to all who knew him, even those he never met in person. Survivors include his parents, Scott and Jana Bontrager; four siblings, Mary, Benjamin, Jolene and Sara; maternal grandparents, Greg and Pam Jones of Clarksville; paternal grandmother, Annette Bontrager of Blountstown; maternal great-grandparents, Estelle Jones of Clarksville and Mary Cathryn and Charlie Cook Bridges of Scotts Ferry; several aunts and uncles and great-aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Satur day, Oct. 26 at Southview Community Church, 1235 Moreland Dr., Kingsport, TN with Pastor Tom Legg Memorial donations may be made to Monroe Carrell, Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt, Pediatric Cardi 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl. Nashville, TN 37240-7727 or Ronald McDonald House Charities, 2144 Fairfax Ave., Nashville, TN 37212. Carter-Trent Funeral Home downtown Kingsport was in charge of the arrangements.Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.cartertrent. MARY JEAN CREAMER ALTHA Mary Jean Creamer, 73, of Altha, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in Blountstown. She was born on Nov. 2, 1939 in Altha, and had lived here all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Altha Methodist Church where she played the piano for 17 years. She also played with the Branton Quartet for over 20 years. She was a 1957 graduate of Altha High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Glenn Creamer; her parents, Bill and Mary Bowden; one brother, Packwood Bowden; one granddaughter, Kelly White. Survivors include three sons, Derrick Creamer of Altha, Keith Creamer and his wife, Athena of Panama City and Clark Creamer and his wife, Julie of Ocala; one daughter, Anne Murray of Cannonburg, PA; one brother, Billy Bowden and his wife, Bobbie Ann of Jacksonville;one sister, June Smith and her husband, Glenn of Altha; seven grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Altha Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Harbert, Sister Interment followed in Victory Hill Cemetery near Altha. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. RALPH WENDELL SHOEMAKER KINARD Ralph Wendell Shoemaker, 82, of Kinard, Oak Grove Community, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at his home. He was born on Nov. 3, 1930 and had lived in Calhoun County since 1986, coming from Port St. Joe. He was a commercial shrimper for over 40 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God faith. He was preceded in death by one stepson, Robert Brian McLeod. Survivors include his wife, Linda Wood Shoemaker of Kinard; one stepson, Mack McLeod and his wife, Amy of Kinard; two daughters, Brenda Shoemaker of Bay Town, TX and Kathy Connor and her husband, Bob of Ft. Worth, TX; two stepdaughters, Tina Hicks of Port St. Joe and Tammy Ward and her husband, Chris of Wewahitchka; one brother, Clark Shoemaker and his wife, Frances of Bay Town, TX; 0 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at Open Arms Assembly of God Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. OBITUARIES Coping with the Holidays workshop set Nov. 7 MARIANNA Covenant Hos pice invites community members who have suffered the loss of a loved one or would like to learn how to help those that are grieving to attend Coping with the Holidays workshop. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Covenant Hospice, located at 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E in Marianna. The workshop will include many tips on how to cope during the holi days, understanding normal grief reactions, coping strategies for the holidays, ways to remember a loved one, and supporting children and adults through the holidays. Those who attend will also re ceive free material and literature on coping during the holidays. There is no charge to attend this workshop, however, registration is required. Lunch and refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending this very special workshop, call Riley Henderson, BSW at (850) 482-8520 by Tuesday, Nov. 5 to make a reservation. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses. For more in formation about Covenant Hospice or to make a hospice inquiry, contact the www.covenanthospice.org. JACKIE WALLACE ATTAWAY CLARKSVILLE Jackie Wallace Attaway, 66, of Clarksville, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, after an extended illness. He was born on July 2, 1947 in Calhoun County and had lived here all of his life. He was a 1965 graduate of Blountstown High School and a loyal Florida State Seminole Fan. Correctional Institution and retired from the Florida Department of Corrections in 2009 after 20 years of service. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist Church, where he served the Lord in many capacities. Some of his positions were Music Director, Church Trustee, and Advisory Board Member. He blessed the congregation with many special songs, but his favorite song to sing was Born To Serve The Lord. He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace Attaway. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Linda Mel vin Attaway; two daughters, Charlotte Thompson and her husband, Michael of Panama City and Jacklyn Attaway, of Tallahassee; two grandchildren, Vanessa Thompson and Jesse Thompson, both of Panama City; his mother, Evelyn Adams Attaway of Blountstown; two sisters, Patricia Brehm and her husband, Ed of Gainesville and Judy Downum and her husband, Tres of Clarksville; several nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends who were blessed to have had him in our lives. Family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 1 from 5 7 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist church in Clarksville follow in Travelers Rest Cemetery. may be made to honor his memory to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446, or to Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist Church Youth Fund, at 19573 NW SR 73, Clarksville, FL 32430. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 RIGHT: Stormy Andrews (3rd Place) and John Frank lin Daniels (2nd Place). ABOVE RIGHT: Britain Vann and Adalynn Knowles (1st Place). FROM LEFT: Sawyer Bry ant (3rd Place), Jackson Harsey (3rd Place), Riley Anslow (2nd Place) and Meliah Pope-Richter (1st Place). FROM LEFT: Madison and Chason Smith (3rd Place), Callie Hall (2nd Place) and Gracie Barbee (1st Place) FROM LEFT: Tripp Mcgill (3rd Place), Justin Cessna (2nd Place) and Christian Ward (1st Place). Oldest woman Dessy Curtis Braidington AGES 0 2: FIRST PLACE Britain Vann and Adalynn Knowles as Thing 1 and Thing 2. They are the children of Mandy Robbins and Bernard Vann, and Misty Robbins and Derek Knowles, all of Wewahitchka. SECOND PLACE John Franklin Daniels box. He is the son of Jody and Jennifer Daniels of Kinard. THIRD PLACE Stormy Andrews was the Coppertone girl. She is the daughter of Tan ya and Freddie Pitts of Kinard. AGES 3 5: FIRST PLACE Meliah Pope Richter as Batgirl. She is the daughter of Justin Lee Richter, Crissa Pope and Tha deus Patterson of Panama City. SECOND PLACE Riley Anslow was a purple minion. She is the daughter of Ste ven and Jessica Anslow of Panama City and Wewahitchka. THIRD PLACE Sawyer Bryant came as a cowboy. He is the son of Boo Bry ant and Deanna Parrish of Bristol. Jackson Harsey as a clown. He is the son of Wess and Amanda Harsey of Bristol. AGES 6 -8: FIRST PLACE Gracie Barbee was a convincing Weeping Angel. She is the daughter of Mark and Casite Barbee of Kinard. SECOND PLACE Callie Hall dressed up as Rosie the Riveter. She is the daughter of Derik and Jen nifer Richter Hall of Panama City. THIRD PLACE Madison and Chason Smith dressed up together as Phil and Mrs. Kay from Duck Dynasty. They are the children of Casey and Miranda Smith of Altha. AGES 9 12: FIRST PLACE Christian Ward as Fine Wine. He is the son of Chris and Tammy Ward of Wewahitchka. SECOND PLACE Justin Cessna in his Tin Man costume. He is the son of Paul and Melissa Cess na of Altha. THIRD PLACE Tripp McGill as the Money Man. He is the son of Claude and Lynn McGill of Wewa. COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS Kinard Halloween Carnival Youll always see a variety of creative costume designs at the Kinard Halloween Carni val. Hundreds gather to take part in the annual event, en joying games, a cake walk and cake auction and many other activities that help department in operation. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 RIVER VALLEY REHABILITATION CENTER is now hiring for the following positions Weekend House Supervisor, RN Part Time, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. House Supervisor, RN Full Time, 7 p.m. 7 a.m. CNAs Full Time, 3 11 p.m. Health,Vision and Dental Please Apply at: River Valley Rehabilitation Center 17884 NE Crozier Street Blountstown, Fl. 32424 Ph: (850) 674-5464 Fax: (850) 674-9384 DRUG FREE WORKPLACE EEO 10-30, 11-6 APPLY IN PERSON AT: C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. 22574 NE SR 20, Hosford, FL 32334 (850) 379-8116 Dump Truck Drivers and other materials for road taken after Wed. Nov. 6 Help Needed Dependable Buncher Operator and Class A Driver Please apply in person at: REGISTERS ENTERPRISES 9323 N. Hwy. 231, Panama City, FL 32404 JOB MKT. To Our Liberty County and City of Bristol WASTE PRO CUSTOMERS Waste Pro would like to thank you and wish you all a happy and safe holiday. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS USDA Forest Service Apalachicola National Forest Apalachicola Ranger District Liberty County, Florida Fairpoint Communications Fiber Optic Line S.R. 65 poses to issue an amendment ed along State Road (S.R.) 65 from County Road 379 to Vilas line will be within the six foot a preliminary determination that this proposal falls within regulations 36 CFR 220.6(e) (3) and FSH1909.15, Chapter mental Assessment (EA) or ment (EIS), the proposal was is needed to upgrade existing phone lines that are deteriorat beginning the day following ditional information on this pro ments should be sent to: Dis removal, Wakulla Ranger Dis FL 32327. fs.fed.us. For additional infor at (850) 926-3561, ext. 6511. 10-30-13 -------------------------------INVITATION TO BID Liberty County at the Liberty Count y Court W. Bristol, Florida 32321, no later than 5:00 p.m. November 5, 2013. Bid Name: Sumatra water well Description: Materials and Installation: 160 feet of 6 foot high 9 gauge tension wire. One (1) 12 double gate (weld ed frame). 3 strands barbed wire. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked what bid is for. Bids will be opened and re Board of County Commission on November 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. EST, Regular meeting. Submission Deadline Date: November 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Liberty County Board of County Commission reserves the right to waive informalities the bid in their judgment that is in the best interest of Liberty County. EEO Statement: Liberty County is committed to as suring equal opportunity in the award of contracts, and therefore complies with all laws prohibiting discrimi nation on the basis of race, color, religion, natural origin, age and sex. 10-16, 10-30 LEGAL NOTICES Note of Thanks NEWS FROM THE PEWS Church Bazaar in Wewa On Saturday, Nov. 9, St. John's Episcopal Church of Wewahitchka will hold its annual Bazaar from 8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. (CT). Features include a homemade turkey and dressing dinner for only $7; $100 Visa gift card give away; vintage and new jewelry; and of course the yearly favorites bake sale, craft sale and a huge yard sale! The church is located 6 miles north of town at 4060 Hwy. 71 N. Take a short drive down and join in loading up on all of the bargains. We would like to thank all those who made Art Alive 2013 such a great success. Special thanks goes to Adams Funeral Home, Dana Foster, Joshua Goodman, Horace Huggins, The Kern Family (Paul, Lori, Zachary, Emily, Andrew, Sara and Elizabeth), Liberty County UF/IFAS Staff, Rachel Manspeaker, Gary Money, Anuradha Prakash, Drew Ramsey, Roni Shuler, Coty Stoutamire, Cheryl Watt and Jeffrey L. Watt. It took a great deal of effort and time to produce this event and we truly appreciate those who had a hand in assisting us. Sincerely, The Liberty County Arts Council Sweetwater Bridge on State Road 71 in Calhoun County is bridge using S.R. 71, S.R. 73 early 2014. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS BRIDGE WORK SPEAK UP! continued from page 3 To the editor: In 1994, the Florida Game and Fish Commission declared that the Florida Black Bear was endangered. The commission went through channels to have the bear placed on the endangered species list. At that time, the bear population was estimated at between 1,280 and 1,290. The agency did a population estimate in 1998 indicating that there were approximately 1,500 bears in the state. The most recent survey done in 2002 showed the population to be between 2,800 and 3,000. With that kind of growth between the mid 1990s and the early 2000s, one might assume that if the growth rate remained the same, the bear population may be as many as 11,000 to 12,000 today. Any woodsman can tell you that contact with bears has become extremely frequent. The bear has lost its fear of humans and has become more and more aggres sive. In the last 10 years, 16 people have been viciously attacked by black bears and 9 have lost their lives. In the last year, 2 people in Florida have been attacked. In October 2012 in Collier County, a game warden was so aggressively attacked that he had to use his sidearm to kill the bear. Records reveal that 90 percent of black bear attacks are by males involving food. This seems to contradict the Game and Fish Commissions assertion that bears only eat berries. Hunters can tell you that a favorite dinner of the bear is the newborn fawn, not berries. One study showed that of 21 newborn fawns, 10 of them were eaten by bears in 2 weeks. A study in Georgia revealed that out of 37 fawns that died, 18 were eaten by bears. One hunter said that a bear stole his dead deer before he could put it in his truck. The deer population in Florida is being severely damaged by the presence of the hungry black bears. In studies done in other states, it is proven that bears eat as many fawns as coyotes. Unlike the bear, coyotes are free game. They are considered a nuisance and can be killed at any time, but the bear eats more newborn fawns than coyotes. Most states have opened seasons on black bears in order to control the population. South Carolinas population has grown to the point that the Department of National Resources has opened a season and esti mates there are upwards of 1,200. Pennsylvania has a population of 18,000 where hunters harvested 4,350 last year. The state of Georgias bear population has increased by 20 percent annually. This is in spite of the states bear season where the limit for a hunter has been doubles and the cost of obtaining a bear license is a mere $19. Even California has a bear season. Hunt ers took 1,745 bears i 2012 in that state. By contrast, Floridas Game and Fish Commission has yet to see that there is a problem here. It has been 11 years since a bear count has been done. A bear has the best nose in the woods. Its sense of smell is 10 times greater than that of a bloodhound. This enables them to know where each ad every deer is trying to hide including newborn fawns. Bears of turkey eggs. Because these creatures are such easy prey, bears are fast depleting their food in the woods. A bear comes to town for food, not because he is lazy, but because there is nothing left in the woods to eat. Tom Parker, Panama City Hungry bears are damaging states deer population
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 Friday Night $2 Long Neck Beer Seafood and Country Buffet OPEN SATURDAY NIGHT Steak & Seafood Buffet Family Coastal S eafood Restaura nt Snow Crab Dinn er Now serving beer & wine! FRIDAY NIGHT SUNDAY LUNCH Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menu Hwy. 65 S Sumatra Phone (850) 670-8441 Dont forget about our 30 item salad ba r! GARDENING The Delta Flower Scarab Beetle is commonly seen on goldenrods. It changes into its hornet mask when threatened. by Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director Tomorrow is Hallow een and the preparations are coming to a climax for this annual event. Soon throngs of children dressed as a mob of su per hero, princesses, and nightmare creatures will be ringing doorbells and knocking on doors all over Liberty and Calhoun Counties. The date of these fes tivities originated in the year 835 when All Saints Day was moved to Nov. 1. The evening of Oct. 31 served as a counterbal ance of the piety of the following day. Revelers had the dark hours to trick-or-treat, then show up in church the next day appropri ately reserved and likely exhausted. Given the superstitions and beliefs of Europe in the Dark Ages, there were likely lots of thrills and chills to be had. Modern retailers have their shelves and end-caps packed with lots of mer chandise for contempo rary thrill seekers. Candy, costumes and mask of every imaginable for are readily available. Panhandle Florida has one native insect which is currently using a mask to frighten passersby. The Delta Flower Scarab Beetle (Trigonopeltastes delta) uses the disguise for the purpose of survival, not entertainment. This species common name refers to the trian gular pattern on the center of its back. The shape resembles the Greek let ter delta. This beetle is sometimes known as the "D beetle." The species is very active during daylight and easy to view in late summer and autumn. It is most commonly seen in Delta flower scarab beetles are members of the subfamily commonly fers. The common June Bug or June Beetle is a member of this group. There are around 4,000 species worldwide and are on every continent except Antarctica. These beetles are usually seen in their adult life stage. This beetle begins life as a white grubs which live underground and is capable of serious dam age to plants by feeding on their roots, especially turf grasses. Turf damage becomes apparent with brown patches as the grubs continue to feed and mature during the late summer and fall. When the grub popula tion is high and damage severe, the grass may be rolled back like a rug. The turf roots are completely gone, destroyed by the large segmented white grubs. These beetle grubs are a food source for a variety of birds and animals seeking an easy late-season meal. Unfortunately the preda tors such as crows, skunks and raccoons may further damage the lawn by dig ging for this favored food. As adults they spend soms, especially gold enrods in north Florida. Their diet is mainly pol len and it is where these beetles mate, but it is a dangerous environment for these brightly colored insects. Many birds and oth er animals instinctively know there are many meal choices on the attractive blooms. This beetle has a unique defense in the form of a threatening mask. When threatened, the turns away from the haz ard. It then raises its hind legs forward, cants its body upwards emphasiz ing the upper shell with the delta marking. The harmless beetle now has the appearance of a large hornets head. Even the most aggressive predators stop to evaluate their gain versus their potential pain giving the beetle time to escape. To learn more about the visit the UF/IFAS Exten sion website at www.sfyl. local UF/IFAS Extension This beetle has its own Halloween mask to scare predators The Institute of Food and Agricultural Science in conjunction with Florida Agricultural and Mechani cal University used Terry Eubanks Liberty County hydroponics farm as the set ting for a television segment on hydroponic gardening on Oct. 21. Eubanks set-up is similar to the one used at Epcot in Disney World. The segment, hosted by Trevor Hylton, Extension Agent for Leon and Wakulla counties, focused on the home gardener and how he or she could use vertical towers and pots along with hydro ponic nutrient solutions circulated throughout the system to grow vegetables and fruit year round. Eubanks explained that he is currently growing plants hydro ponically in his greenhouse and also in containers outside the greenhouse. He said that anything that you can grow in the ground can be grown hydroponically which is a cleaner method than using soil and is pesticide free. He also shared that vegetables and fruits can be grown in this sys tem at times ground crops will not survive. He said he has made his neighbors jealous with tomatoes and cucumbers in February and lettuces in August. Eubanks is currently growing a variety of lettuces, kale, swiss chard, spinach, broccoli, broccoli basil, mint, thyme, sage, cabbage, mustard and collard greens, okra, eggplant, an assortment of peppers, arugula, bok choy, strawberries, as well as some ornamentals plants Liberty County Extension Agent Monica Brinkley also at tended the shoot. Brinkley stated, I am very excited to see this kind of exposure for Liberty County. The segment will be shown on WFSU sometime next week. Liberty County hydroponics farm featured on TV segment Bristol resident Terry Eubanks (left) is interviewed for a program to be featured on WFSU-TV. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS Merle Norman Salon, Spa & Gifts 17932 Main Street North Suite 5, Blountstown HOURS: Mon. Fri.: 9 a.m.6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m.4 p.m. PHONE (850) 674-9191 CLJ N ews .COM Visit The Journal online!
5 x 10 ..... $ 27 10 x 10 .... $ 43 10 x 20 .... $ 70 10 x 25 .... $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN OCTOBER 30, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS To place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. (First Saturday of every month) Public is invited. 18098 NW County Rd. 12 AUCTION 643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 Candy Food Misc. items FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY. Old Coins Tools Collectibles MISC. ITEMS 200 gallon LP gas tank, still has 10% of gas, $175. Call (850) 643-2292. 10-30, 11-6 Oak wood for sale, $60, delivered truck load. Call (850) 762-3629. 10-30, 11-6 Electric blower, $20. Call (850) 643-7229. 10-30, 11-6 Professional Singer sew ing machine with 10 stitch patterns, $200. Laser level with telescope and alumi num tripod, $50. Camou $30. Call (850) 674-1367. 10-23, 10-30 Upright piano, good con dition, dark wood in color. $150. Call (850) 447-4204. 10-23, 10-30 18 ft. utility pole, with a 100 amp service. Less than a year old, ready to go. $250. Call (850) 379-8488. 10-23, 10-30 Weslo Cadence treadmill, has 6 preset workouts, built in pulse monitor, displays calories burned and speed. Adjustable incline, also folds up easily when not in use. Used 10 times maxi mum. Asking $200. Call (850) 447-1134. 10-23, 10-30 Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar, in excellent condi tion. Call (850) 272-0625 for more info. 10-23, 10-30 Antique wood stove, heavy duty. Call (850) 6399698 for more info. 10-23, 10-30 Available at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center: New, still in box, 12 wind turbine, externally braced. New All Star Converse ten 18. Assorted fall decora tions. Halloween costumes for infants on up. Come shop for school items. Lo cated at SR 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 674-1818. UFN FURNITURE Round dining table, with center leaf, four chairs, $55. Twin bed top mattress, new, $50. Call (850) 272-6844. 10-30, 11-6 Sofa, $40. Call (850) 6743264. 10-30, 11-6 Flex-A-Bed twin adjust able bed, offers indepen dent head and foot controls and adjusts precisely to achieve the perfect sleep ing position. Extra mat tress included. In excellent condition. $600 negotiable. Beautiful white metal head board also available, but not included in cost. Call (850) 643-2629. 10-23, 10-30 grey, $15. Call (850) 674-8392. 10-23, 10-30 Bed frame, adjustable, (850) 447-1828. 10-23, 10-30 Lots of good used fur niture for sale at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center thrift store. Come check us out. Located on SR 20 East of Blount stown. Call (850) 674-1818 UFN APPLIANCES Refrigerator, $75. Call (850) 674-3264. 10-30, 11-6 Superwave oven, 3x, Sharp Image, $125. Elite professional rice cooker, 10 cup, $60. Butter churn, $300. Call (850) 674-1367. 10-23, 10-30 Maytag dryer, less than 2 years old, paid $500. Not working but could possibly be repaired or would be excellent for parts. Looks brand new. Asking $100 OBO. Call (850) 447-0438 10-23, 10-30 ELECTRONICS Sony HD camcorder-pro jector, 220 gig hard drive, 2 batteries, tripod, case, 2 cords for computer and car, excellent condition, $350. Ebson workforce 610 all-in one printer with software, excellent condition, $35. Call (850) 272-6844. 10-30, 11-6 Nintendo DS with charger and case used lightly, $50. Call Trish at (850) 5975776. 10-23, 10-30 HP All-In-One printer, copier and scanner Ha ink, like new. $30. Call (850) 447-1134. 10-23, 10-30 iPhone 4, brand new with charger and earphones, $150. Call (850) 597-5776. 10-23, 10-30 Sam sung brand, call for more info. (850) 272-0625. 10-23, 10-30 Available at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center: cell phone accessories at bargain prices. Located at SR 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 674-1818. UFN PETS AND SUPPLIES Dogs, 2 black labs, 12-13 weeks and 1 blue heeler, 7 months. Call (850) 4917380 or 643-3330. 10-30, 11-6 Kittens, 2, free to a good home. Call (850) 643-5401. 10-23, 10-30 Dogs free to a good home: 2 black Chihuahuas, mixed puppy and male pug. Call (850) 762-9292. 10-23, 10-30 HUNTING & FISHING 16 Bass boat, ki motor, new seats, $2,500 OBO. Remington 1100 shotgun in good shape. $260 OBO. Call (850) 3633901. 10-30, 11-6 1986 glass stream/Star line bass and ski, 17, 110 hp Johnson motor, trolling with CD player. $1,200. Call (850) 447-3966. 10-30, 11-6 2009 Potter Built boat, 15 ft., with 40 hp Tohatsu mo tor, Minn Kota trolling mo tor and 2 batteries, $7,200. Call or text (850) 591-0760. 10-30, 11-6 Bow, Mathews Outback, comes with some acces sories. 29 draw length, 70 lb. $350 OBO. Call or text (850) 363-9854. 10-23, 10-30 VEHICLES Cargo bed net, for small bed truck, includes case, rope for truck, $35. Call (850) 272-6844. 10-30, 11-6 1997 Dodge 4WD king cab, 318 engine, runs good. $2,700. Call (850) 566-2193. 10-30, 11-6 Ford F250, extended cab, 460 engine, new tires, Call (850) 557-6706. 10-30, 11-6 500 motorcycle, less than 5,000 miles, windshield and saddle bags, in great condition. $3,200 OBO. Call (850) 372-4244 or 2721440, leave message if no answer. 10-30, 11-6 2002 Conversion high top van, in good condition, 89,000 original miles, new tires. $5,000. Call (850) 379-3966. 10-30, 11-6 1996 Chevy Blazer LT, 4DR, V6, runs good, no body damage, $3,800 OBO. Call (850) 379-3068. 10-30, 11-6 Chevrolet dually work truck, project truck, used Call (850) 272-0625 for more info. 10-23, 10-30 2005 F150 extended cab, 4 WD, $6,000 OBO. Call (850) 408-4256. 10-23, 10-30 CAMPERS Catalina camper, 1 BR, spacious. $1,000 OBO. Call (850) 643-7229. 10-30, 11-6 2000 5th wheel, 35 ft. Cita tion, sleeps 8, 2 BA, show er, stove, radio, refrigerator, washer/dryer combo. Call (850) 643-8035. 10-30, 11-6 TOOLS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT 24 Cut table saw, Hitachi C10FL, $350. Call (850) 674-1367. 10-23, 10-30 WANTED House Trailer, call (850) 674-3264. 10-30, 11-6 Box springs, (850) 762-3629. 10-30, 11-6 LOST Class ring, BHS 2013 Herff Jones, initials KNT. Please call (850) 762-3629 if found. 10-30, 11-6 YARD SALES ALTHA Multi family yard sale, Saturday Nov. 2, located at 16740 NE Luke Holland Rd., lots of items. BLOUNTSTOWN Church yard sale, Satur day, Nov. 2, from 7 a.m till noon, Blountstown First As sembly of God, located on Hwy 20 and 13th St.. Pro ceeds go to Womens Mis sionary Fund. Moving sale, Saturday Nov. 2 starting at 7 a.m. Cleaning out pantry and cupboards, lots of odds and ends, clothes, potted saigo palms. Located at 16883 NE Pear St. Call (850) 6748767 for more info. Yard Sale, Saturday Nov. 2, located at Chipola Manor apartment H-1 across from emergency room. Shoes, clothes and a variety of stuff. Call (850) 674-3033 for more info. Yard Sale, Nov. 2-3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. some items include king comforter, set, Nintendo Game Cube games, VHS movies, Betty Boop items, kitchen items, craft materials, cosmetolo gy items, clothes and much more. Located at 16217 SE Pear St. Call (850) 5241372 for more info. BRISTOL Big yard sale, Saturday Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 3437 NW Tor reya Park Rd. Clean out your closets and earn a few dollars by placing your unneed ed items in The Journal firstname.lastname@example.org or call 643-3333. Mobile Home FOR RENT 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Located 6 miles North of Blountstown on Hwy. 69 North. Water, sewer and grass mowing provided. No pets. Call (850) 556-3173 OWNER (813) 253-3258 STARSCOPE Week of October 30 ~ November 5, 2013 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, shake things up a bit to inspire some much-needed change. Be a tourist in your own city if you cannot afford a trip. Immerse yourself in new cultures. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 It is not a good week to begin new projects, Taurus. In fact, up anything you have outstand matters as well. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Cooperate with others this week, Gemini. This works best when you embrace compromise. Lis ten to what others have to say and always keep an open mind. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, a desire to get orga nized has been on your mind for quite some time. Now is the ideal time to do something about it. Start by clearing out clutter and go from there. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Enjoy a short vacation, Leo. It may be a jaunt to a weekend hideaway or something off the beaten path, but make the most of this well-deserved escape from the daily grind. this week, so enjoy puttering around the house these next several days. You can catch up on decorating or renovating the home. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you feel a strong need to communicate with others this week. Share some truths with your loved ones, but try not to come across as if you have an agenda. 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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 30, 2013 Now offering new designs, double sided cards, metallic prints, calendars, photo books, prints from prints & more! Come and see what we can do! Also, send your photos online to www.Blountstowndrugs.com Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave. W, Blountstown PHONE 674-2222 Our new DIGITAL PHOTO LAB is OPEN! WALKING for a cure A bright pink bra hanging on the railing greeted those who braved a chilly Saturday morning to walk across the Trammell Bridge as part of the activities recognizing October as Breast Can cer Awareness month. The group began on the Blountstown side and walked to Bristol as they passed a long line of colorful bras decorating the bridge. ABOVE LEFT: Health Department Director Rachel Manspeaker sets out badges to pro mote the event just before the walk. ABOVE RIGHT: A t-shirt worn by one participant explained her reason for taking part: I walk so that little girls will grow up in a world where pink ribbons are for ponytails and prom dresses. LEFT: This pooch shared a message as well, wearing a coat that exclaimed, Save them tatas. BELOW: Area pageant queens joined the cause. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Chipola AFC Scholars The Chipola College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) recently awarded nine schol arships to children and grandchildren of college em ployees. Scholarship recipients are seated with their spon sors standing, from left: Kaitlyn Kosciw and father Dennis Kosciw, Brooke and Heather Wilson and mother Tammy Neal, Zachary Perkins and grand mother Jayne Roberts. Not pictured are: Courtney Massengill and father Rance Massengill, Ashley Pelt and mother Laurel Foran, Curtis Stephens and mother Ana Stephens, Coleton Barberree and grandmother Kim Collins, Cameron Oliver and grandfather Royce Reagan. Since 1993, AFC has awarded over $139,000 to more than 100 students through Chipolas AFC Scholarship Endowment. AFC members raise funds through concession sales at college sports events and with an annual silent auction.