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Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Community Calendar and Events......................5 Late Night Laughs, Cartoons, Commentary........6 OUTDOORS DOWN SOUTH: Anti-hunters.........7 BHS Tigers move on to regional nals............12 School News....10 Obituaries...11 Legals....13 J OURNAL W ednesday NOV. 20, 2013 Vol. 33 No. 47 THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax Liberty Co. woman charged with murder testies Tuesday SNOWVEMBER Families made the most of a rare event Florida Snow thanks to the efforts Snowvember event held Saturday after noon at the courthouse in Blountstown. Organizers say a huge crowd attended the unique festival, which also includ safety lessons along with the fun. A skat Finding Bigfoot episode shot in Liberty County to air Sunday by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The episode of Finding Bigfoot Man who left meth behind in wreck sought See MAN SOUGHT page 4 PHOTOS BY DOMENICK ESGRO AND JEAN WEEKS by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The woman charged with the shoot ing death of her boyfriend more than a year ago took the stand Tuesday af ternoon in Bristol. Chairty Furr, 35, who is charged with second degree murder for killing Cliff Sloat on Sept. 7, 2012, was the only witness put on by the defense. She said Sloat came by her home north of Hosford around 4 p.m. that day, then went to pick up some beer. He returned later, and was drinking moonshine as she drank beer. Sometime after 6 p.m., they began to argue. He was standing by a truck outside. She was sitting on the porch. Furr said a comment a friend made to Sloat made him mistakenly be lieve she had been unfaithful. "He concluded that I had messed around on him or something," according to Furr. She said he yelled, "I'm going to choke you out" as he started com ing toward her. "He was very upsethe'd already choked me one time," she told jurors. "I said, 'Cliff don't do it' but he kept coming toward me." She said she grabbed her shotgun behind the door He was shot in the chest. "You never intended to hurt him but you were in fear for your life?" defense attorney John Bruhn asked Chairty Furr. "Yes, sir," she said. As soon as it happened, she said she went to him and tried to revive him. "I started blowing in his mouth trying to make sure he was staying alive," she said. 911 and told them I needed help, Furr stated. "I said I don't know what to do and I told them to hurry." Assistant State Attorney Richard Combs told Furr a breathalyzer read ing showed her level of intoxication at .228 and asked what she had been drinking. "I drank a few beers and also some shots of moonshine," she said, but was unsure of the amount. Combs asked her about a previous you punch out Mr. Sloat?" Combs asked. "Mr. Sloat threw a drink in my face and I hit him," she replied. She acknowledged they had a num ber of problems, and at times he would destroy her property and said when he got scratches or bruises dur ing his work as a mechanic, he told others she had caused the injury. Furr, who has a prosthetic leg, said Sloat once threw her out of her wheelchair. When Combs returned to the night of the shooting and asked what hap pened, she stated: I wanted to stop him. I didnt want him to come choke me. She said they were once at a party where he tried to choke her and it took several people to get him off of me. She added: I didnt have anybody there to get him off of me this time. Testimony concluded Tuesday af ternoon. Closing arguments are set to begin Wednesday morning. Chairty Furr is shown in court Tuesday. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
A call from a worried store clerk about a suspicious man in the parking lot of the Altha Chevron who appeared to be "tweeking" resulted in the arrest of a Fountain man for possession of methamphetamine last Thursday. Deputy Patrick Crawford responded to a complaint about someone who onlookers thought was exhibiting signs of meth use. The deputy arrived shortly after 8 p.m. and found John Wolfe Scott, 58, standing at the entrance of the store, where he was acting "jittery and agitated." Scott "was unable to maintain his train of thought and rambled from one topic to the next," according to the deputy's report. The deputy said Scott told him he had left his home in Fountain to drive to the Marianna WalMart. On his way home, his vehicle broke down on Country Road 274 and he hitched a ride to the Chevron in Altha. When asked what he had purchased at the store, Scott replied he had bad sinus problems and bought a box of decongestant. Due to his suspicious behavior, the deputy asked if Scott had anything illegal with him. He said no. The deputy then offered to give Scott a ride back to his vehicle, where a relative was going to meet him. When Scott went inside to collect a tool bag and some Wal-Mart plastic bags he had left inside the store earlier, the deputy noticed that he tried to conceal a purple plastic container in his palm. Scott dropped it, the deputy picked it up and discovered a white crystallized residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. He was taken into custody and during a search of his belongings, another plastic container with meth residue was discovered along with a package of decongestant and Drano crystals, common ingredients used to make methamphetamine. He was given a conditional release following his arrest. Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 CALHOUN COUNTY Nov. 12 William Owens, non-support CCSO. Frederick Dean Whitehead, non-support CCSO. Richard Caraig Nall, criminal registrant CCSO. Nov. 13 Tina Marie Gwaltney, out of county warrant CCSO. Anthony Glenn Gwaltney, out of county warrant CCSO. Nov. 14 David Jason Gouge, criminal registrant CCSO. John Wolfe Scott, possession of meth CCSO. Nov. 15 Kristina Rae Johnson, VOCR CCSO. Maganda Maria McGaughey, no vehicle registration CCSO. Nov. 17 Donald Alvin Cheuvront, failure to appear CCSO. Earnest Dale MCCardle, do mestic battery CCSO. Nov. 18 Joshua Green, non-support CCSO. John Will Holland, possession of meth, possession of marijuana VOP, CCSO. Nathaniel A. Paige, two counts of sale of crack within 1,000 feet of a school BPD. Harvey Maulton Smith, pos session of less than 20 grams of marijuana, driving while license suspended or revoked with knowl edge CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY Nov. 11 Tina M. Gawntely, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Nov. 15 Maganda Maria McGaughey, holding for CCSO CCSO. Kristina Rae Johnson, holding for CCSO CCSO. Noemi Mann, serving week ends LCSO. Nov. 16 Julio Cesar Nunez, possession of marijuana with intent to distrib ute LCSO. Nov. 18 Paul Joseph Williams, DUI LCSO. 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 ........................................................................2 ............................................................................12 Special details Business alarms ..............................................................................2 Residential alarms ..........................................................................0 Complaints ...............................................................................83 Blountstown Police Dept. 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BLOUNTSTOWN Call us at (850) 674-4013 18925 Hwy. 20 Blountstown, FL COLLISION CENTER Jittery man arrested with meth in Altha ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks Report of speeding car leads to marijuana arrest Friday night A man reportedly speeding through Liberty County in a vehicle with distinctive neon green lights didn't get far after a deputy was called out to 11:30 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Adam Walker located the car leaving a driveway on Cannon Branch Road and followed it onto Bud Duncan Road. During that time, the car crossed the center line four times, according to the arrest report. After pulling the car over, Walker found that the male, were asked to step out of the vehicle after Walker noticed the "extremely strong" odor of green marijuana. As he was about to begin a search of the marijuana was in the trunk. Walker found a black backpack that held a clear plastic baggie with 30.3 grams of green marijuana, a set of digital scales and a list of marijuana amounts and varying prices. that he had "come into some money and wanted to make more," which resulted in him meeting with someone at the Tallahassee who sold him the marijuana. He said he planned to sell it. with possession with intent to sell/distribute marijuana and no valid driver's license. The juvenile traveling with him was turned over to his father. JULIO NUNEZ Altha man is charged with domestic battery A 43-year-old Altha man was charged with domestic battery after an argument that began when he and his wife left a Blountstown restaurant Saturday night continued on to the next day, resulting in a complaint that he had attacked her. The woman said the two argued in the car and after they got home, there was a physical altercation. She said Earnest McCardle hit her in the face several times and kicked her in the ribs. The next day, she said they got into another altercation. She left and called the which included red marks on her chest and both arms, along with some blood on her forearm, according to the arrest report. When a deputy arrived to take McCardle into After giving him a warning, deputies kicked the door in, found him in the bedroom and took him into custody. McCardle denied injuring his wife and stated they were "just arguing." EARNEST MCCARDLE
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Shelly Burns joins Cadence Bank as local branch manager BLOUNTSTOWN Cadence Bank announces the addition of Shelly Burns as branch manager of the banks Blountstown branch. A long-time Blountstown resident, Burns has 24 years of banking expe rience, working in retail, consumer and small commercial processing and lending, and residential lending. Its with open arms that we wel come Shelly back to Cadence, said Anna Harris, retail executive, North Florida. I have personally known Shelly for seven years and have found her to be very dedicated and committed to her clients, co-workers and collabo rators. She has a proven track record along with the talent and experience necessary to successfully lead the Blountstown team. Burns actively is involved in the communi ty, serving as co-chair of the American Can cer Societys 2013-2014 Cal houn-Liberty Relay for Life, having led spon sorships for last years event. She also is a member of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerces Board of Di rectors (since 2008), and a member of the SAC and Student-Parent Advisory committees with Blountstown Middle Chipola Area Board of Realtors and the Realtors Association of Franklin and Gulf Franklin Counties. Burns lives in Blountstown with her hus band, Adam, and daughter, Grayson, and is a graduate of Liberty County High School. Cadence Bank, N.A., based in Birmingham, Ala., is a $6.2 billion bank with more than 100 loca tions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. tise, Cadence serves commercial and consumer clients with a full range of tions designed to keep pace with their lives. These products and services in clude commercial and consumer bank ing, small business banking, treasury management, international banking, specialized lending, commercial real estate, wealth management, investment retirement plan management, business and personal insurance, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Cadence Williams and Cadence Insurance, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Houstonditional information about Cadence Bank is available at cadencebank.com. Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Tickets on sale tomorrow for Chipolas s radio hour MARIANNA Tickets go on sale Thursday, Nov. 21 for the Chipola College Theatre production of The 1940s Radio Hour, which runs Dec. 5-8. Tickets $8 for adults and $6 for 18 and under are avail able online at www.chi pola.edu Tickets also are available at the Center for to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The 1940s Radio day broadcast of the Man hattan Variety Cavalcade on a New York radio station in December 1942. The show is full of 1940s mu sic, dancing and old-time sound ef fects. Hits include: "That Old Black Magic," "Ain't She Sweet," "Blue Moon," "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon cast local actors in the show, including: Dakota Ball as Clifton Fed dington, Dale Heidebrecht as Zoot Doubleman, Chris Manasco as Pops Baily, Deondre Davis as Wally Fergus son, Nick Cessna as Lou Cohn, Colton Day as Johnny Cantone, Lindsey Whatley as Gin ger Brooks, Kate Burke as Connie Miller, Seth Alder man as B.J. Gibson, Odra Chapman as Ann Collier, Patria Clark as Geneva Lee Browne, Dylan Bass as Biff Baker and Elyn Sapp as Rosie. Shayli Tharp, Meredith Saun ders and Victoria Tay lor will play the WOV girls. The show runs Dec. 4, 5, 6, 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. A Sneak Peek Dinner Theatre, preview is set for Tuesday, Dec. 3. The event will include a steak dinner and dress-rehearsal preview of the show. Tickets are $25 per person. For Sneak Peek tickets, call Evelyn Ward at 7182257 or Lillie Hamil at 718-2375. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chipola.edu or by calling (850) 718-2420.
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experience TNT TOBY GARNETT, OWNER Phone 674-8646 Fax 674-4914 Collision Center 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 In an article published recently in The Journal I told about Marine Clar ence King and his Task Group encountering a typhoon during World War II. I stated that the typhoon sank several destroyers. It did not. The typhoon, named "Viper," that Mr. King's Task Group sailed through was in June of 1945. It did indeed cause significant damage to many ships including, as stated, knocking the bow off the heavy cruiser Pittsburgh and crushing the bow of the aircraft carrier Bennington, but it did not sink any destroyers or any other ships in the Task Group. A larger grouping of ships, called a "Task Force," sailed through a typhoon named "Cobra" in December of 1944. It was from this Task Force that three destroyers were lost in the storm. I apolo gize for getting the two mixed up. In speaking further with Mr. King, I asked him what it was like on board ship during the storm. He told me that the big carrier was rocking from side to side and pitching up and down. Those not at a duty station remained in or near their bunks although they could travel, carefully, within the ship. The smaller ships were the ones that were really being tossed. Their pro pellers could be seen turn ing in the air when they would crest a wave and disappear into the water. He attributes the survival of the Bennington to the seamanship of the ship's Captain. "We really had a good Skipper," Mr. King told me, "He knew just how to work the throttles and steer the ship. He kept us safe." We appreciate that Skipper too because he got Mr. Clarence home to us. Woody Stewart, Bristol Correction on Clarence King article Liberty County veterans vessel did not sink The Oaks Restaurant THE OAK STATION SHOPPING CENTER Jumbo Shrimp 850-526-1114 4727 Hwy 90 E., Marianna Delicious Southern Home Cooking FULL MENU AVAILABLE Angus Beef The Blountstown Rotary Club presented a check to the Kinard Volunteer Fire Department in the amount of $1,000 for their participation and huge help with providing a parking team for Goat Day. We appreciate so much all that they do in providing protection for our community. Pictured is President Kinard VFD receives $1,000 donation from Rotary Club CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMA TES Michael Corlett (850) 643-7062 Deputies from the Calhoun County vehicle crash on S.R. 73 on Nov. 1, where they were met by Gulf County Sheriffs Office Investigator Greg Skipper. Skipper, who reported the crash, tried to keep the driver on scene Investigators found several items in the suspects vehicle indicating that he was packaging and selling meth. at the scene by FHP Trooper Luke Johnson and K-9 units from Calhoun and Gulf Correctional Institution. Anyone with information on Marshalls whereabouts is urged to contact the Calhoun County Sheriffs MAN SOUGHT Continued from the front page MAKE A NOTE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org on items including Gourmet Village, Duck Dynasty, Yankee Candles & more! 17932 Main Street North, Suite 5, Blountstown SALON, SPA & GIFTS PHONE (850) 674-9191 60 % on gifts! OFF STOREWIDE DISCOUNTS $30 for $10 OFF Friday Dec. 6 UP TO All Cosmetics, Jewelry, Scarves and Purses FROM 5 7 P.M. 20 % OFF OFF and get 10 % FROM 6 7 P.M. UP TO HOLIDAY BUSINESS DONT MISS THURSDAYS
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: 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 Thats how many copies of The CalhounLiberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your an nouncements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,309 Wednesday, Nov. 20 Saturday, Nov. 23 Thursday Nov. 21 Friday, Nov. 22 Monday, Nov. 25 Tuesday, Nov. 26 Sunday, Nov. 24 Patrick Smiths Florida: A Land Remembered at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 6 p.m. (ET) BOUNCE Calhoun County Chamber, 5-7 p.m. (CT) IQUIT class 2 p.m. (ET) at the Harrell Memorial Library Bake a pumpkin pie Class at Veterans Memorial Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. (ET) BIRTHDAYS Robbie Adams & Karla Nichols BIRTHDAYS Renee Baggett, Rodney Smith, Angie Bunkley, Donna Hiers BIRTHDAYS Rebekah Orama-Ransom, Cherie Godwin and Beth McCoy BIRTHDAYS Joyce Hosford, Russell Baggett, Brenda Green, Jimmy Rogers, Troy Brown BIRTHDAY Charlotte Worrell BIRTHDAYS Broward Vickery, Daniel Deason, and Jesse Mae Faircloth-Mullenax Calhoun Farm City Luncheon W.T. Neal Civic Center, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT) Skeet shoot fundraiser at Robert Trammells camp, 8 a.m. (CT) Turkey shoot & pancake breakfast Scotts Ferry VFD, 7 a.m. (CT) MEETINGS Wednesday, Nov. 20 Boy Scout Troop 200 6:30 p.m. (ET) Mormon Church. Phone (850) 643-2373. Thursday, Nov. 21 Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m. (CT), Calhoun Liberty Hospital. Phone (850) 386-2778, ext. 102. Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m. (CT), Fire House. Phone (850) 762-4388. Saturday, Nov. 23 American Legion Dance, 8-12 p.m. (CT) at the Legion Hall in Blountstown. Monday, Nov. 25 Calhoun Childrens Coalition, 9 a.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center. Panhandle Creative Crafters Bi zzie Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. AA, 6 p.m. (CT), Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m. (CT), Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m. (ET), Apalachee Restaurant. Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 6:30 p.m.(ET), Voting house in Rock Bluff. Phone (850) 643-2799. Bulldog Club, 7 p.m. (ET), LCHS Tuesday, Nov. 26 Liberty Co. LMS Planning Commit tee and Work Group, 10 a.m. (ET), Liberty Emergency Management Of Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 p.m. (CT), First United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. Marianna (behind Marianna Bristol Lions Club 7 p.m. (ET), Apalachee Restaurant. Phone (850) 570-0222. Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. Phone (850) 574-8610. Southerland staff hosting hours today TALLAHASSEE U.S. Represen tative Steve Southerland announces that his Florida staff will be hosting surrounding area are invited to join Rep. Southerlands staff to provide input on sistance with a federal agency on issues Hutto@mail.house.gov. Large military monument dedicated in Sneads On Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Comerford Vault and Memorial Service on U.S. Highway 90 in Sneads, an 11 ft. 6 in., white and black granite monument was dedicated by Pete Comerford, proprietor, to all military to the present. Comerford, a devout religious man, stated that be cause he was not called to duty, he wanted to express his gratitude to those who had. Several members of the community were present as Colors and closed the service with playing of Taps. FROM LEFT: Dillon Kilpatrick, Bobby McDaniel, Gene Lanier, Guy Edwards, Doug Neal, Lowell Centers, Pete Comerford and Larry Clere. DANNIELLE EDENFIELD PHOTOS Open House is scheduled at the The staff invite you to come enjoy the day with them. Kinard and Mossy Pond Libraries. Santas helpers will be at the Shelton Saturday, Dec. 7 Saturday, Dec. 14 Tuesday, Dec. 10 through Thurs day, Dec. 12 will hold Open House during regular library hours. our Open House events. Refreshments will be served. Spend the day with Santa at a local library MERRYanna Mistletoe Mkt. begins Friday The MERRYanna Mistletoe Mar Hospice. Proceeds from the event help or visit the MERRYanna Mistletoe Community wide event at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford at 6 p.m. (ET)
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Healthcare follies Have Americans, the news media and the Con gress all gone nuts? I think so. This national whining about healthcare, and Oh My God, ObamaCare will bring the end of the world as we know it is laughable. All other industrialized nations have solved their healthcare issues with a single payer system. But politicians and Americans go nuts if someone suggests a single payer system. The typical response is, We dont want the government in our doctors of The irony is that the U.S. does have a single payer system. It is called Medicare. Just mess with Medicare, and all of us old folks will be looking for our pitch forks, and, yes, we are willing to pay for the coverage. I think the news media is the major culprit in creating this national gnashing of teeth over healthcare. Right-wing news media like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh have unmercifully trashed ObamaCare. But so has the liberal news media like MS NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC. Both left and right news me dia jumped on the Oh My God the website wont work. Only occasionally would a TV talking head make the point of, Use the I tried the government website and it worked for me. Im one of those dont mess with my hated single payer insurance, but a member of my family is in need of healthcare insurance. He works for a major restau rant chain and his base pay is $4.72 per hour. No minimum wage for restaurant workers, just pennies. If they dont get tipped then tough luck. Out of his $4.72 an hour wages, he pays approxi mately $150 per month or $1,800 per year for what I call a runny viding minimum coverage. The Obama administration bolloxed the ObamaCare web site system. They should have hired Google, Microsoft or Ama zon.com to build the internet re sponse system. Having worked on large Information Technol ogy war gaming projects in my days in the military, I have some understanding of the complexi ties of establishing a nationwide information system. If there was ever a job for professionals, the ObamaCare web site was it. But, too late. The damage is done. What now? The Obama ad ministration has admitted to their incompetence and is attempting to right the sinking ship. But again, the news media isnt helping. The talking heads are in high keen with their re est harangue is this healthcare presidency. As a nation, are we such nin nies that we become totally ir rational because some of us, about 5% of the population, have to deal with the insurance companies. Most of us do that every year when our home and automobile policies arrive in our mailbox. Annually, people on Medi care have to make choices about Medicare Supplement insurance that covers the 20% of health care cost that Medicare does not pay. I receive Medicare supple the numerous other insurance companies that provide this in surance. Seniors have to make healthcare insurance decisions, so why all the angst from the 5% that are self-insured. ObamaCare is RomneyCare, the healthcare system currently in force in Massachusetts. The irony is that when Romney Care began only 123 peo news coverage of the fail deadlines drew near, people of Massachusetts signed up for healthcare coverage, and it is reported that approxi mately 98% of people in that state have healthcare insur ance. Fast forward to today. The news media both left and right are on the failure of Obam bone. ironies abound. The purpose of ObamaCare was to provide some 40 million Americans with some hope of having healthcare insur ance. A chance to go to a doctor and have that lump in the breast checked out. A chance to take a child to a doctor. A chance to take a grandparent to a doctor for any of the ailments that senior citizens endure. The irony of all ironies is that politicians have done and contin ue to do everything within their power to deny Americans that much needed trip to the doctor. We pound our chest, declare our superpower status and claim to be the best in everything. We are not. The New England Medical Journal ranks the U.S. 37th in the world in providing healthcare to its citizens. Other nations are able to re solve national issues like health care for its citizens, but the U.S. cannot do so. Our representative political system of government cerned with being elected or reelected rather than dealing with issues in a manner that is in the collective best interest of the American people at large. Unfortunately, this healthcare debacle is just another indication of a politicized representative system of government that is un able to take care of the business of America. Unless there is some bridging of the ideology chasm dividing political parties and the Ameri can people, then America is in for a long, hard slog. C ORNER Jerry Cox is a retired military OXS Police were called out to Justin Biebers house on Friday. He was throwing a party with Snoop Lion and apparently it got too loud. Of course, Snoop ran out the back but not to avoid the cops. He just didnt want to be seen partying with Justin Bieber. JIMMY FALLON get and his staff away. He has been removed from his position on committees and lost his Thats actually the one I would be worried about. JIMMY KIMMEL time. How about that? The bad news? It took us going $17 trillion in debt to get there. JAY LENO How about that Obamacare? They bungled it. They rolled it out and it wasnt ready. The only good news out of Obamacare is that its nice to know somebody knows less about computers than I do. DAVID LETTERMAN Here in Southern California, you can see Mickey Mouse anytime. Just go to Disneyland. All you need is a way to get to Anaheim and about 500 bucks for a ticket to get in. CRAIG FERGUSON That Justin Bieber party was probably nothing compared to what Miley Cyrus has planned. People say shes got a huge party in the works for her 21st birthday this weekend. You can tell shes excited because shes been wearing her birthday suit for the past 11 months. JIMMY FALLON During the Jets game in Buffalo a fan accidentally fell out of the third deck of the stadium. Hes OK, but he took quite a fall. Now, dont confuse that with what fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars are doing. Theyre jumping on purpose. JAY LENO Heres an interesting fact. When Lincoln was doing the Gettysburg Address he kept making changes at the last second before the speech. He drove the cue card guy nuts. DAVID LETTERMAN Every time hes in public, Rob Ford does some thing great. Hes my favorite new reality show. If he lived in America, we would be renewing him for a second season. JIMMY KIMMEL I love Mickey Mouse. I love the squeaky voice, the happy face, the little shorts. Wait, Im think ing of Richard Simmons. CRAIG FERGUSON The U.S. Postal Service just announced that it lost only $5 billion this year, as opposed to $16 billion in 2012. Yeah, they lost only $5 billion. Even Blockbuster was like, You guys stink at running a business. JIMMY FALLON President Obama and his top aides met with insurance company CEOs at the White House on Friday. So weve got politicians meeting with insurance salesmen. You know, if you throw in a couple of used car dealers, you have the trifecta of professional lying right there. JAY LENO Tomorrow will be the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Its one of the better-known speeches of all mankind but at 272 words it was pretty short. It was supposed to be longer but what happened was Lincoln kept thanking people and the band played him off. DAVID LETTERMAN The worlds oldest living creature passed away a 507-year-old clam. It was laid to rest today in the chowder at Red Lobster. DAVID LETTERMAN
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Ellen Hagan and Cody Johnson to wed Saturday in Blountstown Clark and Tracy Hagan and Angela and Ken Taylor of Grand Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ellen Danielle Hagan to Cody Owen Johnson. He is the son of Tim and Donna Johnson of Grand Ridge. Danielle is employed by Quick Pic in Blountstown and Liberty County EMS. Cody is employed by Ryan Faircloth, Faircloth Honey of Bristol. The wedding will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Blountstown Community Church. wedding note of thanks Bristol Pentecostal Ho liness Church would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the teachers of our school system and to the doctors and nurses who care for us in our sick ness. Thank you for your dedication and service to all of us. Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church Make Their Day Better award presented to Althas Missy McGill CALHOUN COUNTY Today, Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder, announced that Altha Public School teacher, Missy McGill, was recently recognized as the recipient of the Make Their Day Better award for the month of October. This monthly award was instituted by Superintendent Yoder to recognize individuals that make a differ ence in the day of fellow staff members, students nominations that were submitted by administrators and colleagues working in the Calhoun County School district. McGill has been working for the Calhoun County School Board since 1997. Currently, she is an inclu sion teacher and is the club sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her colleagues wrote the following in their nominations: As I thought about this nomination for "Make Their Day Better," I looked up the following words: compassionate, giving, and generous. These words all describe Missy McGill. Missy does so much for the faculty, staff, and students at Altha School. At the beginning of the year, she saw to it that a family had clothes and shoes to wear to school....when a child said he was homeless and he and his mom had slept in the car the night before, she fed him and of f ered to put them up for the night in a motel...she volunteers countless hours not only with the school, but also with her church. Missy is a TOTAL team player. She is committed to the school and district and always goes the extra mile for us. She pulls duty for others when they are out (sometimes because she just knows they are out and does this on her own. Recently, FCA paid some attended the BHS/Altha volleyball game, and they sponsor a family periodically by paying their way into a game and paying for their meal. WOW!!! Altha's Fellowship of Christian Athletes led by Missy McGill bought EVERYONE on our staff a purple and gold t-shirt with the slogan "Make Their Day Better" on the back! Altha Public School Principal Sue Price stated, As a servant leader, Missy is an asset to Altha Public School and to the Calhoun County School district. I principled leadership. WASHINGTON U.S. military assets have as of early today de livered approximately lief supplies provided by the U.S. Agency for International Develop ment since the start of Operation Damayan, the relief effort in support of the government of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda. The duration and ex tent of U.S. military support will depend on the request from the government of the Philippines. American forces will be present as long as they are needed, but no longer than required. In addition to the delivery of relief supplies, U.S. typhoon-impacted areas. of food, water and shelter items have been delivered to Tacloban, Borongan and Guiuan -some of the hardest-hit regions. At the request of the government of the Philip pines, international military forces in the region are also ramping up their support. Australia, India, Ja pan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are currently providing aircraft and/or medical personnel to assist in the relief operations. Similar military support from Brunei, Great Britain, New Zealand and Thai land is also expected. U.S. Marine Corps nating efforts by Marine Command area of re sponsibility and work ing with the Philippine government to rapidly deliver humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the areas the Philippine government deems most in need. The U.S.-Philippines visiting forces agreement helped facilitate the speed of this response. dinate with all available Defense Department resources value of the close cooperation the two nations share. The people of the Philippines are responding to the by the effective measures their government took to help prepare them for the storm. In the immediate aftermath of the typhoon, the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade deployed a humanitar ian assistance survey team to conduct assessments of impacted areas. Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 1st Class Logan Robertson, right, from Marianna, helps a Philippine civilian carry relief supplies that were airlifted ashore to Tacloban during Operation Damayan. Aircrewman Robertson of Marianna among troops assisting devastated Philippines NEWS FROM THE PEWS CHRISTIAN HOME CHURCH An outdoor community wide event is planned for Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. (CT) at the Christian Home Church. Come and enjoy free hot dogs and desserts. Will Thompson with New Wave Ministries will be our guest. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and take advantage of this opportunity to participate in contemporary worship and acknowledge Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The church is located 1/2 mile north of Blount stown High School. For more information call ------------------------------HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Forrest Parker and the members of Hillcrest Bap tist Church would like to invite you to join us this Sunday, Nov. 24, for our annual Community Dinner following the morning worship service at 11 a.m. Come join us as our youth choir, Walking by Grace, sings praises to God and we join together thanking Him for all His blessings. on C.R. 274. We look forward to having you join us on Sunday. The West Gads den Historical Soci ety announces that the Greensboro Depot is now open to the pub lic each Saturday and Sunday from 1 4 p.m. There is no admission charge. Various railroad re lated exhibits are con tinually added to the displays. Anyone with copies of old Apalachic ola Northern Railroad or any train and depot photos, documents, newspaper clippings, or any artifacts you would like to share, please contact WGHS. The Society is very appreciative of each of the items that are do nated or loaned. Vari ous items are available for purchase in the gift shop. Your support of the museum will assist in the Greensboro De class railroad museum. We look forward to your visiting the depot. For further information, visit the gadsdenhistory.org or contact WGHS at info@gadsdenhistory. P.O. Drawer D, Greens Restored historical Greensboro Depot now open for public visits THANKSGIVING FEAST Wednesday, November 27 5 p.m. 7 p.m. (ET) Dine in or take out. Walk-ins welcome! To sign up for a meal or for a meal delivery please send an email to: email@example.com or call 643-5400 or 510-0225. Our community is thankful to have friends like you! Alone? Hungry? Have no Thanksgiving dinner? Enjoy a FREE traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Thanksgiving Feast with family and friends. AT VETERANS MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER 10405 NW THEO JACOBS WAY IN BRISTOL 20721 Central Ave. East, Blountstown (850) 674-1311 STOREWIDE DISCOUNTS during Thursdays Business Bounce! Sweet Sage Natural Foods, Art and Gifts Timeless Treasures Healthy Measures Fashion Pleasures Natures Approach to Health
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Minutes of the Oct. 7 Liberty Co. School Board meeting Agenda Date: Sept. 30, 2013 ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA Delete #13, IC 2. CALL TO ORDER/OPENING COMMENTS The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Ped die. Members present at the meeting were Chairman Ped die, Mr. Darrel Hayes, Mr. Rog er Reddick, Mrs. Tina Tharpe, and Mr. Logan Kever; and Su perintendent Tony Anderson. PRAYER AND PLEDGE The prayer was offered by Hayes and the Pledge was led by Tharpe. RECOGNITION AND PRESENTATION Chairman Peddie an nounced that Mr. Tony An derson had been appointed as Interim Superintendent by Governor Rick Scott on Oct. 3, 2013, and welcomed him. Chairman Peddie also com mended Dr. Kathy Nobles for the job well done and her ser vice above and beyond what the person in charge until the Interim Superintendent was named. He also thanked her on behalf of the Board. PUBLIC COMMENTS None APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever, and car ried unanimously to approve the agenda with emergency items and the corrections to agenda as noted above. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Motion was made by Red dick, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to ap prove the Sept. 10, 2013, Reg ular Board Meeting minutes. OLD BUSINESS None FINANCE CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe, and car ried unanimously to approve FC 1), FC 2), and FC 4). FC 1) Principals' Reports for September, 2013 FC 2) Financial Statements for September, 2013 FC 3) NONE FC 4) Bills and Payroll for September 2013 FINANCE ACTION ITEMS FA 1) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Red dick, and carried unanimously to approve the annual 5 year work plan. The Department of Education, Legislature, Gover munity Planning (growth man agement), local governments, and other agencies use the work plan information for vari ous needs including funding, planning, and as the authorita tive source for school facilities related information. FA 2) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the Liberty County District School Board Internal Accounts Independent Audit Report dated June 30, 2013. FA 3) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the proposed con tract with Dr. Ronny Green to continue to provide Leadership Development Training. Cost to be paid from Title II and Race to the Top funds. PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS PC 1) Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick, and voted down 5-0 not to approve the request for Tina Goodman to use 9 days (63 hours) of her sick leave as per sonal leave, effective Nov. 1222, 2013. Motion failed. PC 2) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove the request from Myra cial letter of intent to enter the DROP Program and establish date to be effective no later than Sept. 30, 2018. PC 3) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to ap prove the request for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Jessica Cherry beginning Jan. 3, 2014, through April 25, 2014. She requested to use all her accumulated sick leave while she is on leave. PC 4) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever, and carried unanimously to approve revised teacher job description. PERSONNEL ACTION ITEMS PA 1) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to ap prove the recommendation for the following employees to be hired at Hosford Elementary and Jr. High for Parent Involve ment Nights, to be paid at their regular hourly rate, for the 2013-2014 SY: Karen Stanley, Mandie Crosby, Gretchen Harr, Desirae Sewell, Jessica Ped die, Karey Gautier, Beth Brown, Shelly Stafford, Chesnee Mc Caskill, Ashley Dowdy, Jenni fer Hayes, Miranda Ellis, Zann Geiger, Kayla Sumner, Heather Richter, Joseph Crump, Mandie Fowler, Stephanie Da vis, Cassie Vickers, John Mark Bryant, Jeri Flowers, Kammy Mann, Chris Summers, Alfreda Phillips. PA 2) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation for the following to be hired at Hosford Elementary and Jr. High for family Reading Nights, to be paid at their regular hourly rate, for the 2013-20124 SY: Alice Mansell and Stacey Sanders. PA 3) Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Candace Mercer as the Allied Health teacher at LCHS, effective Oct. 14, 2013, for the 2013-2014 SY. PA 4) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve recommendation for the following employees to be paid from federal grants for the 2013-14 FY: IDEA Part B K-12 Entitle ment: Chaille Eikeland 100% Celeste Shuler 95% Johnette Wahlquist 70% Jordan Wahlquist 65% Kari Smith 100% Perkins Rural Sparsely: Candace Mercer 48% Pre-K Disability: Suzann Stoutamire 23% SEDNET DISC: Teresa Yancey 80% SEDNET TRUST: Te resa Yancey 10%, Johnette Wahlquist 25% Title II: Jill Davis 100% Adult Geographical: Melissa Muza 41% Title I Delinquent: Dawn Lake 100%, Eric Willis 100%, Amanda Eikeland 100% Title 1: Pat Holcomb 100%, Monica Reeves 100%, Patricia Harrell 11%, Joseph Crump 70% PA 5) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove hiring Alexandra Mitchell as an AVID Tutor at $10 per hour, not to exceed 16 hours per week, for the 2013-2014 SY or until funds are expended; to work at LCHS, Hosford El ementary and Jr. High School, and W.R. Tolar K-8 School. INSTRUCTION/ CURRICULUM CONSENT ITEMS IC 1) Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to ap prove permission for 100 stu dents enrolled in the welding, construction, and culinary arts to visit the Moultrie, GA Agri culture Exhibition on Oct. 16, 2013, in 2 LCSB buses (www. sunbeltexpo.com). IC 2) DELETE. INSTRUCTION/ CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS lA 1) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to ap prove Kari Smith to be a home bound teacher for 2013-2014 SY. lA 2) Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve School Improvement Plans. lA 3) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove the Parent Involvement Plans. OPERATIONS/FACILITIES CONSENT ITEMS OPERATIONS/FACILITIES ACTION ITEMS INFORMATION TECHNOL OGY CONSENT ITEMS INFORMATION TECHNOL OGY ACTION ITEMS SUPERINTENDENT ITEMS Sl 1) The Board Members were reminded about the re quired ethics training that must be completed by Dec. 31, 2013. Sl 2) The Superintendent stated that last year's Forestry money will be paid to Sheriff's centage. BOARD MEMBER ITEMS Chairman Peddie gave out a letter addressed to County Commissioner Jimmy John son in support of improving the Hosford water system. The Board agreed to support the cause and the letter is to be signed by the Chairman and the Superintendent and sent to Commissioner Johnson. Reddick wanted to express his appreciation for Dr. Nobles' service and to thank her. Tharpe wanted to thank the employees who have been working with NEOLA every week to get the policies and procedures written. CLOSING COMMENTS EMERGENCY ITEMS El 1) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Red dick, and carried unanimously to approve the revised Salary Schedule, Oct. 7, 2013. El 2) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove the recommendation to change bank account signa tures at Cadence Bank to add Mr. Anderson and to delete Dr. Nobles as authorized signees for the Liberty County School District. El 3) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve an emergency 90 day istered Sexual Predators/Sex Offenders policy adopting the NEOLA model. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Red dick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Approved Nov. 12, 2013 ___________________ Tony Anderson, Interim Superintendent Kyle Peddie, Chairman New Chipola welding instructor Patrick Kennedy. has called Panama City home since 2000. He also has taught welding at Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery. Kennedy said, While taking welding in high school, my instructor told me that a good welder would never be out of work unless he wanted to be. perience. Chipolas welding program is made possible through a grant awarded to the Alabama/Florida Technical Employment Network (AF-TEN). Chipo la, L. B. Wallace, Northwest Florida State, Pensacola Chipola accepting students for new welding program MARIANNA Chipola College is now accepting students for a new welding program which begins in Jan. 7, 2014. The program is 1,170 clock-hours which can be meet Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Financial aid is available for those who qualify with special consideration for veterans. Pro spective welding students must earn a minimum score on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). New Chipola welding instructor Patrick Kenne dy, says, The job outlook is very good in the area and especially for those willing to travel or relocate. Starting pay for pipe welders in ship-building is $20 per hour and higher. Local manufacturing plants offer $14-$18 per hour. Pay goes up substantially for con struction welders who are willing to travel. Eastern Ship Builders in Panama City hires numer tion in the near future. Other local employers include Rolls Right Trailers and Anderson Columbia in Mari anna. Welding jobs also are available in Tallahassee, Panama City, Jacksonville, Dothan and Mobile, Ala bama. He has worked in the nuclear power and gas pipeline industry as a welder and inspector for more than 20 years. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Kennedy State, and Wallace Community College formed the consortium that was awarded $10 million in a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Ca reer Training (TAACCCT) grant. The purpose of the grant is to support colleges that provide training for advanced manufacturing jobs. Each college shares a portion of the grant to implement a mobile welding technology program on their campus. welding program will provide for the citizens in our dent of Chipola College. Welding is a targeted oc for trained welders." The Chipola project will utilize state-of-the-art welding equipment, hybrid learning, mobile welding units, simulation technologies, and open education in rural areas. Byron Ward, Chipola Welding Career Coach, says, Workforce Florida projects annual growth of 13,500 jobs in advanced manufacturing and construc tion, with 75% requiring postsecondary training. The Alabama Department of Industrial Relations (ADIR) lists welding among Alabamas Hot 40 Jobs with 2018. Serving Bay County & surrounding areas for more than 40 years, with over 100 combined years experience. 1-855-769-SKIN (7546) Now seeing patients in our new at 3025 6th Street. 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NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 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 DISPOSAL OF ANIMALS; PROVIDING FOR IMPOUNDMENT AND BOARD FEES; PROVIDING FOR RABIES VACCINATION AND CONTROL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR OBSTRUCT ING OF ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR ALLOWING ANIMALS TO RUN AT LARGE; PROVIDING FOR PROTECTION AGAINST POTENTIAL RABIES CARRIERS; PROVIDING FOR A CLASSIFI CATION FOR DANGEROUS AND AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS; AND PROVIDING FOR CLASSIFICATION, CITATION, IMPOUNDMENT, AND NOTIFICATION SHOULD A DANGEROUS OR AGGRESSIVE ANIMAL ESCAPE; PROVIDING FOR NEUTERING, TATTOOING, MUZZLING, RESTRAINING AND ENCLOSING DANGEROUS OR AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS, PROVIDING REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTAINMENT; PROVIDING FOR SIGN REGARDING DANGER OUS ANIMALS AND PROVIDING FOR TRAPPING CAGES AL LOWED TO BE PLACED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT AND SEVERANCE, PROVIDING FOR AN EF FECTIVE DATE. A public hearing on the Ordinance will be held at 6:00 p.m. eastern standard time, on December 5, 2013 at the Liberty County Court house, Highway 20, Bristol, FL 32321. All interested persons are invited to attend. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be reviewed at the Board of County Commissioners can with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County the date of the hearing. Persons are advised that if they decide to ap peal any decisions made at this hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Liberty County, Florida Kathleen E. Brown, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners 11-20, 11-27 20737 E. Central Ave. IN BLOUNTSTOWN NEW HOURS MON. FRI. 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(This column, for example, might make that point or prove it, depending on how you feel about hunting.) the nonsense because even win ning an argument with an idiot, sadly, doesnt make them spon taneously combust. Instead, they just get louder and attract more idiots to their side. Among this crowd, Ive noticed some of the loudest are the rabid, self-righteous anti-hunters. Im not talking about people who simply dont care for hunt into that category. Near the very end of her life, she said to one of my brothers, Do you know how many times I had to walk out in the back yard and ooh and ah over some poor deer hanging up side down with his tongue out while trying not to throw up? Despite her queasiness, Mama was a rational, educated adult who hadnt been brainwashed by Walt Disney. She at least knew these animals werent singing songs and chatting with each other when no one was around. You can laugh, but I swear there are people out there who genu inely believe that wild animals are magical creatures that just want to be our pals. These are usually old hippies or the young er, wannabe versions. Luck ily, most are too stoned to form coherent sentences, much less make persuasive arguments. So, I just leave them to their granola and move on. I also give a pass to the littlegirl-who-never-grew-up types. These are women (mostly) and men who cant accept the fact that all animals die, whether we like it or not. Theyre likely to childhood, is still alive on a farm somewhere out in the country. at your local PETA chapter. As far as Im concerned, veg etarians and vegans are at least practicing what they preach. I leave them alone because nutri en will bring them to their senses faster than anything I could ever say. Plus, if youre willing to be a vegetarian, it seems like the practice is punishment enough. That leaves the people who are both meat eaters and fervent antihunters. They are, as the Internet puts it, a special kind of stupid. For example, I recently heard a grown man say he couldnt understand why anyone would hunt. He went on to proclaim theres a moral difference between killing animals raised for slaughter and kill ing ones in the wild. Thus hell eat the former and not the latter. Oh, really? Wanna guess who doesnt think that way? The animals. Do you seriously think deer get up in the morning and thank God they arent beef cattle? Or that cows raise an angry hoof to the heavens and ask, Why? He doesn't care about the stock market -or the market for stock. Of course they dont. Those are human thought processes we try to superimpose on animals. Its a They make the most of their rela tively short lives by living in the moment all the time. I hated to burst this guys bub ble, but somebody had to point out that every creature on Earth is food for something else soon er or later. (Last spring, for in stance, I was the sole food source for about a dozen mosquito fami lies.) Eaters all become the eaten eventually. And it doesnt mat ter to an animal whether the end comes on a feedlot or a food plot. Unlike humans, they dont have the Internet to amplify their most ridiculous ideas which means theyll probably survive long enough to start hunting us one day. There. Dont say I didnt warn you. Anti-hunters can say the darnedest things Nov. 23 the start of weekend closures for Apalachicola Bay commercial oyster harvesters The commercial harvest of oysters in Apalachicola Bay will be closed on Sat urdays and Sundays starting Saturday, Nov. 23. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regulations provide for the automatic weekend closure of the oyster harvest in Apalachicola Bay each year when resources on monitored oys ter bars cannot sustain a harvest of 300 bags of oysters per acre. Data collected in August and November indicate that there are likely fewer than 200 bags per acre of legal-sized oysters available on East Hole Bar and fewer than 225 bags per acre of legal-sized oysters on Cat Point Bar. These weekend closures will remain in effect through May 31, 2014. Apalachicola Bay includes all waters within St. George Sound, East Bay, Apalachicola Bay, St. Vincent Sound in Franklin County and Indian Lagoon in Gulf County. This change does not apply to active oyster leases or recreational harvest. The automatic closure was put in place in the mid-1980s after several hur ricanes negatively impacted the bay. The closure, which acts as a method to limit harvest and give oysters time to recover from low population numbers, was successful in returning the oyster population to a sustainable harvest level. This years data has shown that oyster population numbers are depleted, most likely due to prolonged severe drought and a lack of fresh water from the Apala chicola River. Apalachicola oysters make up about 90 percent of Floridas oyster harvest and 9 percent of all the landings from all Gulf of Mexico states. To learn more about Floridas commercial oyster harvest, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and select Saltwater Fishing then Commercial. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew generations of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. His columns can also be found on his blog, outdoorsdownsouth.com. FWC warns boaters to watch out for manatees migrating to warmer waters Florida manatees are beginning their annual mi gration to warmer waters, which is their instinctual re sponse to winters approach and surviving the cold. As these slow-moving aquatic mammals migrate along rivers, canals, bays and coastlines, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con servation Commission (FWC) cautions boaters to slow down and watch out for manatees. The average adult manatee is 1,000 pounds and 10-feet spot despite its size. You can help manatees by slowing down and fol lowing posted speed zones when operating boats or personal watercraft. Man atees often feed in shallow seagrass beds adjacent to deeper waters, said Carol Knox, the FWCs Imper iled Species Management Section Leader. Wear ing polarized sunglasses helps you spot a manatee underwater. Also watch for circular wave patterns on the waters surface called manatee footprints indicating a manatees presence below. Throughout the state, many seasonal manatee protection zones went into effect Nov. 15. Look for signs posted on the water indicating boat speed zones. A slow speed zone means a boat should be completely settled in the water, not creating an excessive wake. November is also Man atee Awareness Month, a time to celebrate Floridas mal.
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Recently, Mr. Sky Scott, Tolars St. Jude Math-A-Thon Coordinator, re ceived a call from the St. Jude Hospital regarding Tolars Math-A-Thon. This program is designed to complement our existing math curriculum while teaching W.R. Tolar students a valuable commu nity service lesson about kids helping other kids. St. Jude Math-A-Thon is an educationbased fundraising program for grades K-8 children who look to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital for hope at no charge to the families. Last year, Tolar students raised $1,200, meeting the state average. The money raised by Tolar students went to a little and is currently unable to walk. The money raised by our students was used to purchase a wheel chair for him, and it is noted on the wheel chair, Donated by W.R. Tolar School, Bristol, Florida. This special needs chair costs $750, so the ad ditional money we raised was dispersed among other smaller projects throughout the hospital. Last year, Tolars 5th grade raised the largest amount. Be on the lookout during the month of February for this years kick-off. This year, we are challenging our students to surpass last years donation. Lets see how many children we can help! Tolar Math-A-Thon group prepares for February St. Jude Hospital fundraiser Tolar stu dents, faculty, and staff hon ored local Vet erans at a spe cial program on Friday, Nov. 8. Twentythree Veterans attended the event. A recep tion area was the gathering place for the Veterans as they arrived. There were refresh ments and gifts for the Vets. The LCHS JROTC began the program by posting the col ors. As the Veterans entered the assembly in the gymnasium, the Middle School Honors Chorus held erans passed them. The pledge was led by Kaylee Wheetley (8th grade). Miss Sonali Simmons (2nd Grade) received a standing ovation for her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. The guest speaker was Lt. Col. Danny Hassig (Army Reserves). His re marks and video were enjoyed by every one. Following the speakers remarks, the Middle School Honors Chorus en tertained all by singing a Patriotic medley. A poem about Veterans was read by Myncie Carnley (8th grade). Nearly 300 names of Veterans were displayed on red/white/blue stars. The Veterans names were submitted by the students and teach ers. We would like to thank all of our Vet erans who took the time to join us at this program. We appreciated the op portunity to honor our Veterans. Pictured is guest speaker Lt. Col. Danny Hassig with second grade student Sonali Simmons. Tolars Character Counts program introduces 6 pillars of good character W.R. Tolar has implemented a Char acter Counts program to teach the six pillars of good character to all students. The pillars are Trustworthiness. Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Each week we have a Quote that cor relates to a pillar. For the week of Dec. what I start." for Responsibility. We would like for this to be a com munity wide initiative. Please take the time to talk to your child about these traits and the quote for each week. We need to all work together to do the very best we can for your children and our students. Students were recently treated to the NED show at Tolar that teaches to Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. The students enjoyed the entertain ing show with a positive message. JROTC presents Lions Club with collected eyeglasses to support Gift of Sight Program During the month of November, the JROTC River Battalion Cadet Commander Zachary Kern presented Lions Club Chairman Woody Stewart with a table full of collected eyeglasses in support of the Lions Club Gift of Sight Program. These eyeglasses are used in for eign countries to help the Lions Club Mission Team which consists of 25 Members: seven optometrists, 11 optricians, and seven technicians. The LensCrafters personnel apply to join a team and are selected based on their contributions of time and leadership in the Gift of Sight Program. Also, onethird of the team are members of the Lions Club. Over 30,000 pairs of used eyeglasses go out on each mission and over 1,500-2,000 needy individuals are seen each day. This has been a repeat mission for the River Battalion JROTC at Liberty County High School. Cadet Commander Zachary Kern (right) presents Lions Club Chairman Woody Stewart with eyeglasses collected by the Liberty County High School JROTC River Battalion. DAKODA BERG PHOTO SCHOOL NEWS Local Masons donate supplies to Altha School The members of Red Level Lodge #134 F&AM located in Alliance have been supporting local educa tion through charitable donations for the last several years. This year is no different. Florida Masons believe that education has and will continue to be the past, present, and future of our State, Country, our culture and our Freedom. It is incumbent on each of us that we should be prepared to aid and assist others in achieving the goal of a public educa tion for all. Through the support and promotion of the Public Education System we can hope to make our communi ties and Country more prosperous and vibrant. Drastic cutbacks in school funding have made it even more important for us to support our public education system. FROM LEFT : Vice Principle Link Barber, Mike Trickey of Red Level Lodge,Vice Principle Stephanie Brogden, Jeremy Strength of Red Level Lodge and Mike Nichols of Red Level Lodge. W.R. Tolar School Veterans Day Program Altha School raises $1,026 for charity organizations during Red Ribbon week by Alyssa McCardle Altha celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28 Nov. 1. Students dressed up each day to different themes and lots of activities were planned. Students even participated in Red Rib bon Week Games. On Tuesday, which was Denim Day, guest speaker Jordon Con nell of "Team 314", spoke about courage, endurance and leav ing a legacy. After hearing his story, our school was able to raise over $800 for "Bless ings in a Backpack". We are so thankful to have him speak at our school. Many students commented that he was the best speaker that they had ever heard. Altha is still contributing to Blessings in a Backpack, and if you would like to donate, please send money or non-perishable food items to Mrs. Wednesday, Oct. 30 was Hat Day. We raised $226 for "Heavenly Hats" an organization that provides hats to can cer patients and others who have lost their hair due to medical conditions. We are still ac cepting donations for these two causes and would be very grate ful for anything that you can give to help. Thursday was Pink Out Day. Students decked out in pink and crazy socks. This was for Breast Cancer Awareness. Students enjoyed this week and the op portunity to help oth ers and would like to thank FCA Sponsors Mrs. McGill and Mrs. Daniels and SWAT sponsor Mrs. Dew for all their hard work in put ting everything together. Jay Yon sports a wig and hat for Hat Day. Stu dents and staff raised a total of $1,026 for chari table organizations Blessings in a Backpack and Heavenly Hats during recent Red Ribbon Week activities. Join us for the Calhoun Co. Chambers Business Bounce THIS THURSDAY, November 21 5 7 p.m. (CT) 20634 E. Central in Blountstown (850) 674-8801 "Fine Jewelry & Gifts" The Diamond Corner SEIKO WATCHES 25 % off 25-50 % off $ 25 Jeans and Purses off Select Christmas & gift items Register for door prizes and a Pandora jewelry drawing! off 20 % Sorrelli
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Notice is hereby given that the Bristol City Council, of Bristol, Liberty County, Florida proposes to accept a Site Plan Application and grant use of property for the following: A SITE PLAN APPLICATION PROPOS ING TO OPEN A REPAIR SHOP OFFER ING SMALL EQUIPMENT, AUTOMO BILE, AND SEMI TRUCK AND TRAILER MECHANIC REPAIRS, AND WELDING AND FABRICATING SERVICES ON A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED AT 11409 NW SR 20, LOCATED ON THE SE COR NER OF SR 20 AND SHULER LANE, LYING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 1N, RANGE 7W, BRISTOL, LIBERTY COUN TY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS CURRENTLY DESIGNATED TOWN CENTER AND RE QUIRES NO CHANGE IN LAND USE. A public hearing on the proposed site plan application will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013 at City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bris tol, Florida. All interested persons are invited to at tend. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing spe cial accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should con tact the City of Bristol at (850)643-2261 hearing. Dated this 20th day of November, 2013. CITY OF BRISTOL, FLORIDA BRIGHAM S. SHULER, CHAIRMAN ROBIN M. HATCHER, CITY CLERK NOTICE OF SITE PLAN APPLICATION Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994 A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On! Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory Todd Wahlquist and Rocky Bevis Licensed Funeral Directors ...Because the greatest gift you can give your loved one is peace of mind. Call Todd today for a free pre-planning consultation. We accept pre-arranged contracts from any funeral home, lock in todays prices forever. Affordable payment plans for both cremations and burials. Transferable if you move. Your Vision Your Budget www.bevisfh.com 12008 NW State Road 20 Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3636 & Crematory evis Funeral Home Bristol B OBITUARIES DONALD CRAIG ROSS ANGLETON, TX Donald Craig Ross, 62, of Angleton, TX passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was born to Herbert and Christene Ross in Panama City on Dec. 5, 1950. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Ross and one brother, Victor Lynn Ross. Survivors include his wife, Bridgett Ross; his mother, Christene Neil; one son, Terry Hickman and his wife, Mi chelle; four daughters, Chris tina Gregg and her husband, Todd, Amy Yager and her husband, Wade, Cindy Shell and her husband, Bubba, and Kelly Makens and her husband, James; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; many other family and friends. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. be made to Kupendwa Ministries at kupendwamin istries.org. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. EVELYN JOYCE MULLHOLAND BENN ALTHA Evelyn Joyce Mullholand Benn, 79, of Altha, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at her home. She was born Dec. 26, 1933 in Columbus, OH to the late Daryl J. and Clara Arline Lea Mullholand. A graduate of Ohio State University, she received her masters degree in education from Florida Atlantic University. She resided and taught in West Palm Beach for over 30 years. Upon retiring to the Florida panhandle, she was able to pursue her love of travel and enjoyed documenting her ad ventures through slides and scrapbooks. Musically gifted, she often shared her talents on piano, organ and accordion with family and friends. She published the book, My Dad, the Family Doctor: the Life and Times of D.J. Mullholand, M.D She was an accomplished equestrian and loved caring for her three horses dur ing her retirement years. She was an active member of American Quarter Horse Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars #7672 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Port St. Joe, and State and National Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by one son, John Doug las Saxby and her husband, John Robert Benn, Sr. Survivors include one daughter, June Annette Saxby Griffeth; one brother, Boyd J. Mullholand of St. Petersburg and his family; and two grandchildren, Bradley and Laney Griffeth of Dunwoody, GA. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA. org (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. JERINEL CATHERINE SWIFT TALLAHASSEE Jerinel Catherine Swift, 70, of Tallahassee, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 in Tallahassee. She was born in Savannah, GA July 15, 1943 to the late Thomas C. and Jerinel Jordan Swift. Survivors include two sisters, Anne Swift of St. Augustine and Nancy Kruel of Costa Rica. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. (ET) in Roselawn Cemetery in Interment will follow. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences maybe made at adamsfh.com. Sunday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. in Hosford at Corinth Baptist Church Community Wide Thanksgiving SERVICE Thanksgiving and praise. Churches from the area will be presenting a program of praise and worship. Please bring your fa food donation for the Calhoun Liberty Min istry Center. For more information call Brother Roger Phillips (850) 643-5400 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 CCSO and Big River Longbeards NWTF. Proceeds go to 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: Justin Ford (850) 814-3907 Raymond Russel (850) 447-1800 Sgt. John Scheetz (850) 643-6840 $ 125 per team $ 25 individuals $ 10 for 25 practice rounds Conserve. Hunt. Share. A large selection of new and used cars are now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna! Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043. HE IS WAITING FOR YOUR CALL! Chipola Daily Specials, Steak, Breakfast all day, Seafood, Mexican Cuisine & Ice Cream! 17415 Main Street in Blountstown Dine in or carry out (850)237-1500 Hours : Sunday Thurs. 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. -9 p.m. First group of Leadership Calhoun participants complete course A group of more than 20 lo cal leaders recently completed the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerces first Leader ship Calhoun training course. The Chamber worked with the Character Council of Florida, Inc. to develop and facilitate the six-week leadership program. Sessions focused on learning how best to take responsibility for individual character devel opment and growth, identifying leadership perspective, and un derstanding the importance of building a culture of character in workplaces and community. The Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Blountstown Rotary Club, David H. Melvin, Inc., Rivertown Community Church, the Florida Dept. of Health/ Liberty County, and the Florida Dept. of Health/Calhoun County to offer the program. The Chamber plans to continue the program with a second class of fered in October 2014. The 2013 Leadership Calhoun graduates, shown at left, include: Nicholas Barth, Amanda Branton, Cynthia Byler, Angie Bunkley, Su Michael DeVuyst, Jodi Granger, Danielle Hagen, Kelly King, Cay son Lathem, Shann Layne, Dustin Malphurs, Rachel Manspeaker, Joanna Peacock, Kayla Pickron, Dylan Pickron, Jenny Ridley, Lisa Taylor, Kristy Terry, Lisa Walden, Ralph Yoder and Kevin Yoder.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Blountstown advances with 40-6 victory over Liberty County by Michael DeVuyst, contributing writer BLOUNTSTOWN The Blountstown Tigers moved to the Class A Regional gers was almost a disas on a running ing room as the home team moved the the next Bulldog posses down the right sideline and the Tigers were in Bulldog terri Nine Tigers ran the ball with Corin Peter FOOTBALL PHOTOS BY TONY SHOEMAKE AND DANIEL WILLIAMS
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDI CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 07 2011 CA 000091 DEUTSCHE BANK NA TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGEBACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CER TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-L1, Plaintiff, vs. DANEZA SOCARRAS, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSU ANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 29, 2013, and entered in Case No. 07 2011 CA 000091 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Cal houn County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, As Trustee Of In dymac Residential Mortgagebacked Trust, Series 2006-11, Residential Mortgage-backed the Plaintiff and Daneza Socar ras, are defendants, the Cal houn County Clerk of the Cir cuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on, Calhoun County, Florida at 11 a.m. CST on the 19th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Fore closure: THAT PART OF THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD NO. 167, BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL LOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 11 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 89 DEG 19W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 1325.79 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID NORTH LINE; S 00 DEG 26E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH EAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 2649.75 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 00 DEG 26E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTH WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 140.29 FEET TO THE NORTH ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 167; THENCE S 54 DEG 51W, ALONG SAID RIGHT-OFWAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1613.55 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE N 00 DEG 25W, ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1062.24 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST COR NER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE N 89 DEG 42E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DIS TANCE OF 1326.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A SEC 30 TWP 2N RANGE 11W, FOUNTAIN, FL *32438. Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis in 60 days after the sale. Dated in Calhoun County, Flor ida this 29th day of October, 2013. Carla A. Hand Clerk of the Circuit Court If you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accom modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are en titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Co ordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon time before the scheduled ap pearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing im paired, please call 711. The above is to be published in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: firstname.lastname@example.org 11-13, 11-20 -------------------------------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDI CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 07-2012-CA000081 NORTHSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICK J. CRAWFORD, IV, et al, Defendant(s). ______________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSU ANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 29, 2013, and entered in Case No. 07-2012-CA-000081 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Cal houn County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage LLC, is the Plaintiff and Patrick J. Crawford, IV, are defendants, the Calhoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on, Calhoun County, Florida at 11 a.m. CST on the 19th day of December, 2013, the following described prop erty as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1, BLOCK 2, WILLIAMS ADDITION TO BLOUNT STOWN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 20560 N.W. FOLSOM AVENUE, BLOUNTSTOWN, FL 32424. Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis in 60 days after the sale. Dated in Calhoun County, Flor ida this 29th day of October, 2013. Carla A. Hand Clerk of the Circuit Court If you are a person with a dis ability who needs any accom modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are en titled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Co ordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon time before the scheduled ap pearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing im paired, please call 711. The above is to be published in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: email@example.com 11-13, 11-20 -------------------------------------------PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 1st Public Hearing Notice Liberty County Board of County Commissioners is considering applying to the Florida Department of Eco nomic Opportunity (DEO) for a FFY 2013 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $700,000. These funds must be used for one of the follow ing purposes: income persons; 2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular ur gency because existing condi tions pose a serious and im mediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and es are not available to meet such needs. The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of hous ing rehabilitation, neighbor hood revitalization, commer cial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as ac quisition of real property, loans purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of in frastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial build ings, and energy conservation. Additional information regard ing the range of activities that may be undertaken will be pro vided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must come persons. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the Liberty County Board of County Com missioners must plan to mini mize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the Board of County Commissioners is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the communitys economic and community development needs will be held at the Liberty County Courtroom on December 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. EST. For information concerning the public hear ing contact Kathy Brown, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321, (850) 643-2215. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handi capped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing im paired or the visually impaired should contact Kathy Brown, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321, (850) 643-2215, at least two (2) calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-Eng lish speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Kathy Brown, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321, (850) 643-2215 at least two (2) calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 643-2215. Any handicapped person re quiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Kathy Brown, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321, (850) 643-2215 at least two (2) cal endar days prior to the meet ing. 11-20-13 -------------------------------------------REQUEST FOR COMMENTS USDA Forest Service Apalachicola National Forest Apalachicola Ranger District Liberty County, Florida FairPoint Communications Camel Lake Road Phone Line Bury The Forest Service, Apalachic ola National Forest, proposes to issue an amendment to Fair Point Communications Special Use Authorization for burying phone line within an existing utility corridor. The project area is located off County Road 379 along Camel Lake Road (For est Road 105). Placement of the line will be approximately 1 foot off the road edge and 42 inches deep for one mile. The Forest Service has made a pre liminary determination that this proposal falls within a category of actions listed in regulations 36 CFR 220.6(e)(3) and FSH 1909.15, Chapter 30, Section or continuation of minor special uses of NFS lands that require of land, that are excluded from detailed documentation in an Environmental Assess ment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), and that there are no extraordinary circumstances that would pre clude use of the category. The proposal is needed to replace damaged lines for phone ser vice at Camel Lake Recreation Area. Comments concerning this action must be postmarked or received within 30 days beginning the day following publication of this notice. Ad ditional information on this pro posal can be viewed at www. fs.fed.us/nepa/project_list. php?forest=110805. Mailed, Hand-delivered or Oral com ments should be sent to: Dis trict Ranger Marcus A. Beard Attn: FairPoint Communica tions Camel Lake Road line bury, Wakulla Ranger District, 57 Taff Dr., Crawfordville, FL 32327. Electronic comments must be submitted to comments-south ern-florida-apalachicola@ fs.fed.us. For additional infor mation, contact Sherry Gaston at (850) 926-3561, ext. 6511. 11-20-13 -------------------------------------------NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS Liberty County Transit will be receiving bids for Public Transportation Software You MUST receive a bid packet and meet ALL eligibilities to bid. Bid packets will be located at Liberty County Transit 15629 NW C.R. 12, Bristol, FL 32321 or you can email for a packet at firstname.lastname@example.org. All Bids must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00 p.m. Thurs day, Dec. 5, 2013 at the Liberty Basic requirements: Hosted, Supported, main tained and updated web based dispatching, scheduling, billing and reporting software pro gram for public transportation Proposer will be responsible for providing a data conversion of all existing data to maintain a current and prior client data base. Generate reports that include Report, Transportation Disad vantaged Report, and National Transit District Database Re port. Generate invoices and bills and generate Medicaid claims in 837 Professional Format version 5010 that can be up loaded to the states Medicaid broker. The system must contain ing address locations of client pickup and drop-off locations Must Provide Mobile Data Ter minal Interface with AVL Speci Minimum of 5 references. Proposer must provide full 24/7 phone technical support. Provide on-site and online training. No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity sistance. 11-20, 11-27 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE COUNSELOR is announcing an Open Position in the Liberty Refuge House, Inc. If you are interested in seeing the position description, please visit our website at www.refugehouse.com For more info call: Charlotte Arons (850) 922-6062 11-13 to 11-27 JOB MKT SERVICE DIRECTORY William's Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" Concrete work, landscape, pressure cleaning, renovations, seamless gutter, painting, vinyl, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092 Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMATES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn Pump There is never a convenient time to be without water. REPAIRS WELLS PUMPS TANKS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857 Aaron Woodham, Jr. Bristol, FL For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, P.O. Box 202, Altha 850-272-0144 Clint Hatcher, Owner Electrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511 New Homes H Garages H Additions H Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms H VINYL SIDING H RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE Estimates Serving Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924 Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment New & Used Hard to Find Parts Retail Wholesale Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3221 or (850) 762-3739 (850) 762-3222 fax email@example.com 25888 SR 73 NW Altha Clay ONeal (850) 762-9402 or (850) 832-5055 Dozer and Excavation work Ponds Road Building Demolition Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying Fire Line Plowing Burning mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Land Clearing and Forestry Services Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. DAY OR NIGHT Check out our prices. For ALL Your One STOP Florist NEEDS Margies Florist TERMITE & PEST CONTROL CONTACT Jeremy Ridley or Dee Ridley (850) 674-9038 or (850) 832-9649
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 30 % OFF EVERYDAY ITEMS Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave. W, Blountstown 674-2222 Clearance ITEMS $ 50! B U S I N E S S Thursday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. 7 p.m. (CT) 40 % OFF All Holiday Items T upperware Now you can preserve your farmfresh produce even longer! Rede signed containers offer better air circulation and advanced moisture protection. The storage chart is relocated for easier viewing, while an improved venting system moves to an easy-open seal. New, modular sizes offer storage together to save space. All parts dishwasher safe. CALL BETH EUBANKS, Tupperware Consultant (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 Dear Calhoun & Liberty County Constituents, To make sure we are aware of any issue or concern you may have, I am making my staff available to you by holding periodic of area. My staff will be available to you on: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Calhoun County Extension Bldg. Board Room 20816 Central Avenue East BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. (CT) Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Liberty County Courtroom BRISTOL, FLORIDA 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (ET) We look forward to seeing and hearing from you. Thanks again for the honor and privilege of serving you, the citizens of Calhoun and Liberty County. CALHOUN COUNTY LIBERTY COUNTY For more information, call the Capital GIRLS BASKETBALL The Lady Panthers of Hosford overcame Tolars Lady Bulldogs by two points to take an 18-16 win Thursday, Nov. 14 on their home court. ABOVE: Tolars Taylor Peterson reaches for the ball over Hosfords Gabby Norris (#22). BELOW: Destiny Byrd pushes through a Hosford defender. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 NOVEMBER 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 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 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. MISC. ITEMS Greenhouse, 10 X 12, to be moved, $700. Call (850) 762-8511. 11-20, 11-27 Black vinyl fencing, 250 ft. 9 ga. 6 tall, all poles, termi nals, tension bands and bar, gate, etc. Cost is over $2000, asking $800. Call (850) 3723554. 11-13, 11-20 Baldwin upright piano, in great condition, $400. Call (850) 643-2425 after 5:30 p.m. 11-13, 11-20 Wood burning stove, never used, glass front, ash bin, Call (850) 643-4357 for more information. 11-13, 11-20 Available at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center: New, still in box, 12 wind turbine, externally braced. New All Star Converse ten nis shoes, white, mens size 18. Assorted fall decorations. Come shop for school items. Located at SR 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 6741818. UFN FURNITURE Chaise lounge, $100. Full bed frame, $30. Call (850) 643-1136. 11-20, 11-27 King size mattress set, $100. Call (850) 762-3245. 11-20, 11-27 Misc. Furniture: Marble China Cabinet, $200. Bunk Beds, Old Desk, Table with 2 chairs, $100 each. Call (850) 674-3264. 11-13, 11-20 Lots of good used furniture for sale at the Calhoun-Liber ty Ministry Center thrift store. Come check us out. Located on SR 20 East of Blount stown. Call (850) 674-1818 UFN APPLIANCES Wall Furnace, 60 BTUs, natural gas, $150. Call (850) 674-8570 and leave a mes sage. 11-20, 11-27 England Stoveworks, wood or coal burning heater insert with double front glass doors and brass trim. Call (850) 639-3678. 11-20, 11-27 Dishwasher & Cooker, $100 each. Call (850) 6743264. 11-13, 11-20 ELECTRONICS Handheld marine radios, 5 available that operate on six AA batteries, $75 for one, $60 each if you buy two or more. Call (850) 447-1994 before 5 p.m. 11-20, 11-27 iPhone 4, $150. Call (850) 643-1136. 11-20, 11-27 Available at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center: large variety of Verizon cell phone accessories at bar gain prices. Located at SR 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 674-1818. UFN PETS AND SUPPLIES One-year-old mixed pup py, medium size, black & white with some pit in him. He is a good dog, but needs a loving home. Asking $25 ONLY to ensure he gets a good home. Call (850) 6747854. 11-20, 11-27 Rottweiler puppies, 2 male, call Jill. (850)879-2652. 11-20, 11-27 Four beagle mix puppies, 2 male & 2 female approx. 2 months old, free to a good home. Call (850) 447-1023. 11-20, 11-27 Male & female bulldog mix, approx. 1 year old, free to a good home. Call (850) 4475199. 11-13, 11-20 HUNTING & FISHING 20 Gallon marine fuel tank, installs below deck, $50. Call (850) 674-8570 and leave a message. 11-20, 11-27 scope, sling and ammo in cluded, $500 O.B.O. Call (850) 237-2706 after noon. 11-13, 11-20 Taurus Judge Long Bar rel, takes .410 or .45 long colt. Comes with 100 rounds 379-8308. 11-13, 11-20 VEHICLES Chevy 1500 mark 3 van, 95,000 miles, $3,000 11-20, 11-27 Chevy Blazer, 4 door V6, straight body and runs good, needs minor work, $3,000 OBO. Call (850) 379-3068. 11-20, 11-27 Used Mack trucks, bed, call (850) 643-7085. 11-20, 11-27 1992 Honda Civic, 2 door hatchback, seats 5, new tires, new timing belt. Gets over 35 miles per gallon, $1,500. Call (850) 6616749. 11-13, 11-20 2008 VW Beetle, blue paint, 32,000 original miles, $8,500. Call (850) 643-5128 11-13, 11-20 3.3 V6, 4WD, Silver paint with 130,000 miles. Fully loaded with a brush guard and good working A/C. Blue Book is $7,000, asking $4,195 OBO. Call (850) 379-8308. 11-13, 11-20 1988 Classic Harley Da vidson Sportster 883. Black paint, 12,000 miles, in excellent condition. Selling toy due to age, comes with extra seat for two. Call (850) 762-8189. 11-13, 11-20 1997 Mercury Car and 1995 Dodge Dakota Truck. Call (850) 674-3264. 11-13, 11-20 HOMES & LAND Used mobile homes, must be moved. Call (850) 6437085. 11-20, 11-27 2 acres for sale. Call (850) 674-3264. 11-13, 11-20 LOST & FOUND FOUND Siamese cat, call to identify (850) 674-4589 or (850) 643-8734. 11-20, 11-27 LOST Orange kitten, Tur key Creek area. Answers to Stevie, bobs his head like Stevie Wonder. Call (850) 447-5199. 11-20, 11-27 Mobile Home FOR RENT 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Located 6 miles North of Blountstown on Hwy. 69 North. Water, sewer and grass mowing provided. Deposit required. No pets. Call (850) 556-3173 For Rent in ALTHA 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers. With lawn service napaonline.com included 2 BD, 1 1/2 BA Town houses Commercial, Old Mexican Restaurant Day care location BRISTOL Mobile home lots 2BR 1 BA singlewide 3BD doublewide 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The Journal. Email thejournal@fairpoint. 2 MOBILE HOMES Located in small private park, both in great condition! Call Brian R B (850) 258-1049 11-13 T 1-1 STARSCOPE Week of November 20 ~ November 26, 2013 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you have a lot on your mind, but only one concern demands your undivided attention. Find a quiet space to think things through and trust your gut feelings. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, friendships may weaken if you dont keep up your end of the relationship. Make an effort to get together with your friends and take the initiative with planning. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, your approach to a problem is not working. It could be time to take an entirely new approach and see if this produces results. Be patient with this new approach. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Dont be surprised if a tired come the weekend, Cancer. Use the time off to recharge your batter ies on this well-deserved break. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Few things can hold your interest this week, Leo. Although friends try, they cant seem to keep you focused on any one thing. Expect to jump from task to task this week. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, an unexpected consequence appears this week and you are caught completely off guard. Dont let others see your surprise. You must simply roll with the punches. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a spark of ingenu ity hits you out of the blue and you know just how to put that inspira tion to good use. Set your plan in motion as soon as you are able. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, after a few hec tic weeks at home and ideal time for a vacation. Cast all responsibilities aside and enjoy some rest and relaxation. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may pre fer to keep certain things to yourself no matter how strongly others insist you share. Dont succumb to pressure to share those things you prefer remain private. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Several new opportunities are coming your way, Capricorn. You just need to sort through all of the next few weeks. The new season has you feeling refreshed and ready for new beginnings, Aquarius. Make the most of this new lease on life and encourage others to join you. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, maintain your focus around the multiple tasks in the week ahead. 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 Liberty Co. Property Located, but not limited to, Lake Mystic Ochlockonee River Estiffan ulga & Sumatra areas. 10 to 500 acre tracts $2,500 + per acre Small partials $5,000 + per acre Financing available Call (850) 447-2372 *Properties also available in surrounding counties* 11-6 T 11-27 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. DEPOSIT REQUIRED. All utilities included. NO PETS. Perfect for Singles or Couples. Call 674-2258 FOR RENT (813) 253-3258 HOUSE FOR SALE HOSFORD Older 3 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre on Old Mill Rd. Front porch, screened in patio, central heat & air. House and land for $39,000 2 BR House $450 monthly Bachelor apartment $350 monthly Please leave a message 674-8570 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 11-20-13 U-Pick Tomatoes Bring your own bucket Open 7 days a week at JACKSON FARMS IN GRAND RIDGE (850) 592-5579 Bring Your Own Bucket! OPEN NOW Nov. 20 Nov. 26 CALHOUN Adopt a pet from the JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS!
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 20, 2013 I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily ap prising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. Pondering the peas, I couldnt help overhearing the conversa tion between Mr. Smith (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me. Hello Barry, how are you today? Hlo, Mr. Smith. Fine, thank ya. Jus admirin them peas. They sure look good. They are good, Barry. Hows your Ma? Fine. Gittin stronger alla time.. Good... Anything I can help you with? No, Sir. Jus admirin them peas.. Would you like to take some home? asked Mr. Smith. No, Sir. Got nuthin to pay for em with. Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas? All I gots my prize marble here. Is that right? Let me see it, said Mr. Smith. Here tis. Shes a dandy. I can see that. Hmm mmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home? the store owner asked. Not zackley but almost. Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble, Mr. Smith told the boy. Sure will. Thanks Mr. Smith. Mrs. Smith, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me. With a smile she said, There are two other boys like him in our commu nity, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever. When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesnt like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store. I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado, but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles. Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Smith had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortu ary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could. Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the oth er two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts...all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Smith, standing composed and smiling by her husbands cas ket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke casket. Her misty, light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each young man stopped brief ly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes. Our turn came to meet Mrs. Smith. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husbands bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket. Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about. They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim traded them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or size.....they came to pay their debt. Weve never had a great deal of the wealth would consider himself the richest man in Idaho. gers of her deceased husband. Resting under neath were three exquisitely shined red marbles. The Moral: We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath. Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles A fresh pot of coffee you didnt make yourself..... An unexpected phone call from an old friend .... ITS AN HONOR TO SERVE YOU. We consider it an honor to serve you and we are very thankful. May God bless you and this one nation under God. Sincerely, Ricky Miller and the staff of Rahal-Miller RAHAL MILLER CHEVROLET BUICK CADILLAC NISSAN GMC 4200 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL 1-800-338-8043 850-482-3051