The Calhoun-Liberty journal


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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Calhoun Liberty journal
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Saturday Christmas parades planned in Altha and Blountstown .................5 OUTDOORS DOWN SOUTH: Why National Forest to unveil new motor cycle trail Saturday in Leon Co. ......9 Farm-City Awards Luncheon..........16 Sheriff's Log........2 Community Calendar.........5 Cartoons & Commentary.....6 People Page......7 New deer hunting regulations proposed...........8 School news...............12 Obituaries...........13 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Longtime wrecker truck driver Paul Mattice, 55, died of an apparent heart attack on his way to a call Tuesday. Mattice was traveling west on S.R. 20 in Blountstown around 11:20 a.m. when he indicated to his passenger, 21-year-old Kenneth Hopkins, that something was wrong. "Just before reaching the American Legion Hall, he said he didn't feel well and collapsed," according to Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. The 1999 Dodge wrecker left the road, ran over a phone junction box and stopped in a ditch at the driveway of the Legion Hall. Emergency responders at the scene removed Mattice from the truck and transported him to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Although awaiting autopsy results to verify the cause of death, Mattice's sister, Carole Kennedy of Coxsackie, New York said Mattice had a heart condition. "He was born with a hole in his heart," she said, explaining he had been hospitalized several times over the years for the problem. She said his younger brother had the same heart condition and died in 2009. She said she last spoke with him about a week ago and said he had told her that he had been on a heart transplant list for over a year and a half. His stepsister, Eileen Cataldo of Blountstown, said, "There wasn't a day that went by that we didn't touch JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO Wrecker driver dies on way to accident scene See WRECKER DRIVER continued on page 2 SATURDAY VEHICLE FIRE ON SR 20 J OURNAL W ednesday DECEMBER 4, 2013 Vol. 33 No. 49 THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO BHS Tigers heading to state after shutout Nathan Dunham (#11) adds insult to injury as Dylan Lee (#9) leaps to intercept the ball from a Cottondale Hornet. After shutting out their host team, the Tigers returned to Blountstown by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor CCI inmates complete 1st dog training program PAGE 3 Syrup making time at the settlement PAGE 10 Former staffers le suit against Uzzell, Liberty School Board See continued on page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 Provide Information about a crime Remain Anonymous Receive a Reward Proudly serving Calhoun and Jackson Counties 1-888-804-8494 Rivertown INSURANCE MELISSA PITTS Owner/Agent HOME AUTO COMMERCIAL Call or come by today for a Quick Quote at 674-1520 17251 Main St. North Blountstown Located at the red light where the former !El seguro de automovil vendio aqui! Fine Jewelry & Gifts The Diamond Corner Its not too late to get your pictures framed for Christmas! Whether its a treasured old family photo, a snapshot from vacation or a formal wedding portrait, a framed picture is a lasting Christmas gift that will be enjoyed for years. WEVE GOT THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Sorrelli Vera Bradley Watches Pandora Bibles And More U-Pick Tomatoes BRING YOUR OWN BUCKET Open 7 days a week at JACKSON FARMS IN GRAND RIDGE (850) 592-5579 SEASON NOW CLOSED 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 CALHOUN COUNTY Nov. 27 Crystal Abernathy, VOP CCSO. Michael Mayo, VOCC Nov. 29 Jamie Dawson, non-support CCSO. Nov. 30 Rafael Hazley, domestic bat tery Dec. 2 Tanya Renee Whitfield, DUI (alcohol or drugs), reckless driving Dec. 3 Tim Earl McCormick, criminal registrant LIBERTY COUNTY Nov. 27 Crystal Abernathy, holding for CCSO Jessica Fincher, disorderly conduct Dec. 1 Harvey Cheshire, aggravated battery, resisting arrest without violence Jordan Odom, domestic bat tery Bill Hill, serving days Dec. 2 Fidel Sanchez Cruz, failure to appear, serving days 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 ........................................................................0 .................................................................................11 Special details Business alarms ..............................................................................2 Residential alarms ..........................................................................0 Complaints Blountstown Police Dept. Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, 2013 base." She said they were twice-related; first, they were cousins and then years later, his father married her mother, making them stepsiblings. They had dinner together Monday night and he had asked her to give him a wake up call the next morning because he had to tow a vehicle to Panama City. "I was supposed to call him at 7 a.m. but I forgot," she said. When she phoned 25 minutes late, she said he just laughed and told her he was already up. She said Mattice moved from Coxsackie and came to Blountstown with his mother when he was 26. He leaves behind many who appreciated his good nature. Years ago, Blountstown Fire Chief Ben Hall and Mattice worked together at a car dealership and became friends. "He was a great guy," Hall said, adding, "He was probably one of the most generous people you'd ever meet." In recent years, the two crossed paths at many accident scenes where Mattice was called out to remove wrecked vehicles. Hall laughed when he recalled seeing his friend "wallowing around in the mud trying to get someone's car unstuck." He said, "There's nothing he wouldn't do for anybody." "He was Paul 24 hours a dayyou never saw him aggravated," according to Sheriff Kimbrel. "We're going to truly miss him." He is survived by six sisters, including Carole Kennedy, Margaret Quenneville and Virginia Osborn of Coxsackie; Mary McNamara of Mobile, AL and Sandy Scalis of South Carolina. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at presstime but will be posted on when the information is available. WRECKER DRIVER continued from the front page PAUL MATTICE FORMER STAFFERS FILE SUIT continued from the front page Former school district staff members have a long list of complaints about how they were treated by School Superintendent Gloria Gay Uzzell.


DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A program pairing rescued animals with inmates at Calhoun Correctional Institution (CCI) is creating a more promising future for both. Twelve men from the prison's work camp put six dogs through their paces at a Nov. 21 graduation ceremony at the institution in Blountstown after Program. The dogs come from Alaqua Animal thousands of abandoned and abused animals each year. in 2011, which is patterned after the popular Animal Planet series "Pit Bulls & Parolees." During the training period, the animals remain with their trainers around-the-clock for 10 weeks. They bond and work together with the goal of creating an adoptable animal. One trainer and one handler is assigned to each dog. All live together in one dorm. The men taking part are held to a higher standard, who coordinates the program at CCI. They take pride in themselves and grow attached to the dogs. She said the staff has already seen how the program creates a calming atmosphere among the inmates. She said the dogs heal people and have encouraged inmates to learn more about themselves as they document the experience in journals. Inmates are the greatest trainers because they have the time to really work with them, she explains. Inmates welcome the break in routine and the opportunity to have a canine companion at their side. Their job is to see that the dogs learn to interact with people and respond to commands like sit, stay and come. The animals must learn to walk on a leash without pulling away. They are crate trained and housebroken. At the end of the program, some of the animals go on to become therapy dogs and may visit schools, hospitals and nursing homes. Others may become special needs individuals. One of the dogs in the Bay Correctional Institution program went on to work with Southwest Panhandle Search and Rescue in Cantonment. Even if a dog isn't at the top of the class, the training home. The partnership with the animal shelter gives inmates an opportunity to develop a new skill while enjoying some socialization of their own. The Alaqua Animal Refuge website points out that like some of the dogs they take in, many inmates have their own histories of abuse, abandonment and neglect. Both may have difficulty forming relationships and trusting others. The program gives them the opportunity to help one another by giving them time to bond and a goal to work toward. At the recent CCI graduation, inmates sat in a row of chairs while their canine companions Bonnie, beside them, some leaning against their trainer's leg while others curled up underneath a chair until it was their turn to demonstrate their new skills. The smallest participant a little white dog named Bonnie arrived at the graduation ceremony wearing a colorful bow on the top of her head. The rest of the pups each wore bright bandanas. Each dog waited to hear a command, looked expectantly at their trainer for an occasional treat and enjoyed the attention they got for their correct responses. All received an American Kennel Club "Canine Good Citizen" certificate to commemorate their training. With the help of their inmate trainers, these dogs have a better chance at becoming service animals and And, thanks to this unique program that allows inmates to care for animals whose future depends on their ability to work with people, perhaps the men is often the best way to help yourself. The day after the Nov. 21 graduation, eight new dogs arrived at the prison to begin another training session. Alaqua has a two-year contract to continue the program and plans to establish another one at Washington County Correctional in the near future. Four of the six graduates have already found Alaqua Animal Refuge has put 50 dogs through the training and reports a 95% placement rate. The animal refuge plans to expand the program to other area prisons. If you would like to learn more about the refuge, donate to the Unconditional Love Program or adopt a pet of your own, visit their website at First group graduates from new dogtraining program at Calhoun Correctional LEFT: One of the dogs, known as Renee, stands on her hind legs to retrieve a treat from her trainer after performing at the graduation ceremony. RIGHT: A visitor pets Gizmo, one of the new graduates who has learned to become more trusting around strangers after 10 weeks of one-on-one care and attention. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 COMPACT TRUCKLOAD SPLIT OAK FIRE WOOD DELIVERED! $100 Call Jase Davidson at 447-0226 Liberty Post and Barn Pole Inc. DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 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 20737 E. Central Ave. IN BLOUNTSTOWN NEW HOURS MON. FRI. from 5 a.m. 2 p.m. SAT. 5 a.m. noon ENTREES Marinated and grilled Chicken Breast Marinated and grilled Pork Chop Beef Tips with Gravy Hamburger Steak (onions & gravy optional) Meatloaf BBQ Pulled Pork SIDES Mashed potatoes and gravy Rice & gravy Potato Salad Black-eyed peas Butter peas White acre corn Collard greens Okra & tomatoes Green beans Cabbage Tossed Salad House Salad Sliced Tomato NEW LUNCH MENU Served Monday thru Friday, 10:30 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. Entree with 2 sides........... $5.25 Entree with 3 sides ........... $6.25 Vegetable Plate (4 sides) .... $4.25 ALL SERVED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF ROLLS, BISCUIT OR CORNBREAD HOE CAKE. Connies KITCHEN Breakfast Buffet served Sat. 7 a.m. 11 a.m. Featuring home cooking! CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATES Michael Corlett (850) 643-7062 Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough to retire in March MARIANNA After 42 years in education, Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough has decided to retire. He pre sented his retirement letter to the col lege District Board of Trustees at the Nov. 19 board meeting. Prough said he will work until March of 2014 in order to give the board and transition. The board has the responsi bility of hiring a new president. In a letter to the board, Prough said, MacKenzie May (right) a Sneads High senior visits with Cosmetology instructor Paige Vanderwerf (left) at the Regional Career Fair Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Eastside Baptist Church. Thousands of area high school interacted with representatives from school. The Fair is sponsored by Chipola College, Washington-Holmes Technical Center and the counties of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington. REGIONAL CAREER FAIR DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson to speak at Calhoun Co. Chamber meeting Thursday Would you like your business to be more successful? Would you like to see more employment opportunities in our community? Do you have ideas about how to make our county a better place to live, work, and play? If so, join us. The Chamber of Commerce is leading an initiative focused on business reten tion, development and recruitment. This applies to those who currently own a busi ness, work at a business, or would like to see new business in our area which covers most citizens of Calhoun County. Nov. 7 and was attended by local elected board members, business leaders, as well as concerned citizens. Participants agreed that the commitment of three hours per month to make a plan for the direction of our community was worth the investment. Opportunity Florida Executive Direc tor Jim Brook is facilitating the sessions, and plans to invite guests in to the monthly meetings to add to the local perspective. the Florida Business Development and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Ken Lawson. If youre a licensed professional or you have a business in Florida, chances are your license comes from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. DBPR is the state agency responsible for licensing and regulating many of Floridas businesses and professionals, from hotels and restaurants to real estate agents, from contractors to cosmetolo gists and most industries in between. Mark your calendars for these upcom ing sessions. DATES/TIMES: -Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. -Thursday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon -Thursday, Feb. 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. -Thursday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon -Thursday, April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. -Thursday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon -Thursday, June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. All meetings are in the community/ board room at the County Extension Building located at 20816 Central Avenue East, Blountstown. Ken Lawson, Secretary of the Florida Business Development & Professional Regulation (DBPR) It is with great excitement and sad ness that I announce my retirement ef fective March 31, 2014. Thank you for helping me in making a difference in the lives of our people through educa tion. What a privilege and honor it has been to work with such a special group of folks; faculty, staff, board members, and students. I feel like it is now time to see my grandchildren grow and to be with my wife and children, catch some traveling around some. Chipola Col lege has been my life for the past two decades. I will for ever be an ambassa dor for Chipola and will always be will ing to do anything I can to help the col lege. During his ten ure at the college, Prough led several changes, including the colleges name from Chipola Ju nior College to Chi pola College in order to begin offering bachelors degrees in 2002. Chipola and Miami Dade were the second and third Florida community colleges au Education with majors in Mathematics English Education are now part of the curriculum. graduated from Chipola to begin ca reers in area schools. The Education program has nearly a 100% placement rate. Chipola offers the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, the Associate in Education programs, and ten bach elors degrees in education, business and nursing. Prough, a 1968 graduate of Chipo la, became the col leges ninth presi dent in October of 2002. He served as executive vice pres ident of the college from 1997 to 2002. He also served as interim president in 2004-05. Prough pola as Director of Vocational Educa tion in 1994. During his time as president and executive vice-pres ident, Dr. Prough has provided lead ership that enabled the college to ob tain more than $30 million in building projects and more than $20 million in federal and state grants. The colleges $16 million Center for the Arts which largest building project in the history of the college. A special Box section in the Center is designated the Presidents Box in honor of Dr. Proughs support building was completed in 2005. A new entrance road to the collegePrough Driveopened in 2011. Under Proughs leadership, the Chi pola College Foundation has grown from $2 million to more than $16 mil lion. Endowments and scholarships in the foundation provide as much as $1 million annually in direct aid to stu dents. Prough and his wife, Priscilla, also a Chipola graduate, live in Chipley. Both of their children and two of their grand children are Chipola alumni. Dr. Gene Prough MARIANNA Chipola College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, affordable Online Con tinuing Education Courses and Career Training Programs. Through a partnership with skills and knowledge needed to stand Comprehensive six-week online cours es start monthly, and students can work anytime and anywhere that is conve nient. Many programs include an industry ternship opportunities are available for select programs. The programs are en tirely Web-based, but expert instructors to questions. To learn more, call (850) 718-2405 or visit inged. Online classes


DECEMBER 4, 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: ADS: 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 Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,296 MEETINGS Wednesday, Dec. 4 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone 643-2373. Thursday, Dec. 5 Altha Area Recreation Committee, 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House Mayhaw Community Action Group, 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown Liberty Comm. Coalition at 10 a.m., Emergency Management Building. Phone (850) 526-2412. Friday, Dec. 6 Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center. Phone (850) 674-9131. Saturday, Dec. 7 American Legion Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown. Sunday, Dec. 8 American Legion Post 272 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-2740. Monday, Dec. 9 Panhandle Creative Crafters Bizzie Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m., Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, Dec. 10 Altha Town Council, 6 p.m., City Hall. Phone (850) 762-3280. Blountstown City Council, 6 p.m., City Council Room on Angle St. Phone (850) 674-5488. Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant. Phone (850) 570-0222. Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. Phone (850) 574-8610. Liberty School Board, 7 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room. Phone (850) 643-2275. Bristol VFD, 7:30 p.m., Bristol City Hall. Phone (850) 228-9555. Wednesday, Dec. 4 Saturday, Dec. 7 Thursday Dec. 5 Friday, Dec. 6 Monday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 10 Sunday, Dec. 8 BIRTHDAYS Jim McClendon, Babs Moran, Laurinda Faircloth, Curtis Fletcher, Teresa Lee, Tammy Rushing Sewing Class at the Pioneer Settlement, 5:30 p.m. (CT) Pancake breakfast with Santa at 7 a.m. Pioneer Settlement Clubhouse Big Bend Hospice Service of Remem brance Lake Mystic Baptist Church, 7 p.m. (ET) ALTHA PARADE 1 p.m. (CT) BLOUNTSTOWN PARADE 5 p.m. (CT) Christmas Celebration Pioneer Settlement at 5 p.m. (CT) (following Blountstown Parade) Altha & Blountstown Christmas Parades this Saturday The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Altha and Blount stown Christmas Parades and their respective lineup schedules for this Saturday, Dec. 7. The Altha parade is at 1 p.m. The Blount stown parade will begin at 5 p.m. The theme this year is Santas Workshop. Line up for the Altha parade will be behind Altha Public School. Entries MUST be in place absolutely no later than 12:30 p.m. The route will begin from the school and head down Hwy. 71 to Broad Street. Line up for the Blountstown parade will be along Evans Avenue, behind Blountstown Middle School (formerly BHS). Blountstowns parade will exit the BMS campus from Evans Avenue turning onto Main Street/Hwy. 71, will then run down Main Street to the red light, taking a left onto Highway 20. It will then go to Cayson Street and take a left. The parade will end at the end of Cayson Street. If you would like for your parade entry to be judged, line up at 3:30 p.m. behind the BHS Field House in the stadium parking area. Judging will begin at 4 p.m. and the winners will be named at 4:30 p.m. Winston Deason, who was honored as Citi zen of the Year in March, will be our Grand Marshal. second and third place winning entries. A grand overall entry. Lineup will be different this year! Nonjudged entries should line up at 4 p.m. in the BMS Gym parking area, and along Evans Avenue (adjacent to Discount Auto Parts). Detailed lineup information will be sent to all who submit entry forms with an email ad dress. Attendants will also be onsite to direct participants to correct locations. Contact Kristy Terry at (850) 674-4519, or for more information. Held at Magnolia Square, the lo cal Eastern Star will host the annual Christmas on the Square Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. until after the Christmas parade. The event will feature food, enter tainment, arts, crafts, and items perfect for your holiday gift giving. Contact Lana Weeks at 674-4638, Eileen Bramblett at 643-2610, Margie Mason at 674-8610, or Amy Godwin at 762-2299 for more information. Christmas on the Square Saturday in Blountstown Breakfast with Santa Christmas Celebration Sat. at the Settlemen t The public can get into the Christmas spirit and meet Santa Claus at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement during two festive events Saturday, Dec. 7. Jolly Old St. Nick's Pancake Break fast will take place at the Settlement's Clubhouse beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). Adults should bring a camera so they can take a picture of their children with Santa. The pancake and sausage breakfast, complete with juice and coffee, is available for a donation of $5 for adults; $3 for children. Later, the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration, "Holiday Sights, Sounds & Smells," will take place at the Settlement immediately following the Blountstown Christmas Parade at 5 p.m. (CT). There will be an assortment of food, as well as hayrides, puppet shows, storytelling, a marshmallow roast, and Christmas carols. Gates open at 5 p.m. The entry donation is $3 for adults; $2 for ages 6 to 12; and free for ages 5 and under. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having a Blacksmithing Class. On Saturday, Dec. 7 starting at 8 a.m. (CT). If you enjoy hands on experience, this is the place to be. Come join us in the art of shaping heated iron and steel (forging) with hand tools such as hammers, tongs and chisels on an anvil. All will enjoy this experience at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement at 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, Blountstown, FL 32424. This will be an all day event so pack your lunch. Required items: gloves and safety glasses. There are limited slots available so call or email now to reserve your slot. The cost of this class is $45. A $25 deposit fee is required for your reser vation which goes toward the cost of the class. For more information, call 674-2777; Or email: ppsmuseum@ Blacksmithing Class set for this Saturday BIRTHDAY Patricia Johnson, Christie Brown & Jenny Golden The parents for Munroe will host a New Years Eve party at the Golf Club of Quincy to raise funds for the Robert F. Munroe Day School. The event will begin at 8 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the club located at 2290 Solomon Dairy Road. Crooked Shooz will provide the music. Hors d oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are $50. For ticket information, contact Jessica Miller at (850) 510-3139 or or Erin Clark at (850) 322-5835 or erinhc717@ Quincy Golf Club to host New Years school fundraiser BIRTHDAYS Robert Lee Thompson, Travis Anderson, Roger Causseaux, Denise Johnson BIRTHDAYS Teresa Yancy, Wayne Sutton and Amy Hall BIRTHDAYS Helen Singletary, Jason Hires, Fay Bailey, BIRTHDAYS Traycee McDougald, Charles Buggs BIRTHDAYS John Duggar, Nancy Revell, Amanda Shiver, Kara Hires, Brad Purvis at Magnolia Square in Blountstown, 5:15 p.m. (CT)


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. When President Obama was in Los Angeles, he visited the DreamWorks Studios. Now dont confuse DreamWorks with Obamacare, that was a dream that didnt work. JAY LENO Researchers in Canada say they have dis covered the part of the brain that is used to make decisions, and this is weird: If youre mar ried, its actually located in your wifes brain. JIMMY FALLON The traditional Thanksgiving began in what year? 1621. And soon afterward, the Indians realized they had a failed immigration policy. JAY LENO got Iran to agree to stop making nuclear weap ons. In exchange, the U.S. has freed up $8 bil lion of Irans assets. When asked how it plans to spend the money, Iran said, Were going to buy nuclear weapons. JIMMY FALLON In 1941, Congress ruled that the fourth served as Thanksgiving Day thus making it the last time Congress accomplished anything. JAY LENO giving dinner, the turkey is in the oven, and shes tearing the house apart looking for her cellphone. Later, were all sitting down to eat and the turkey starts to ring. DAVID LETTERMAN One of the biggest movies to come out this weekend was the Disney movie, Frozen, acare website. Kids hate this movie. An hour site. CONAN OBRIEN I heard that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is very excited about the movie Hunger Games. Hes apparently under the impression its about competitive eating. DAVID LETTERMAN You can tell Thanksgiving is getting closer. In showed up at the Moscow airport seeking asy lum. JAY LENO After Thanksgiving, we take a nose-dive into what is probably the worst day of the year, Black Friday. Some shoppers have been sleep ing outside the stores since Monday of last week. Thats nuts and a very good way to get on the local news. JIMMY KIMMEL President Obama just cant catch a break. He gave an immigration speech yesterday in San Francisco and got heckled by a guy yell ing something about stopping deportations. Obama was cool, he said the man was entitled to free speech, and then he turned to his secu rity and said, Deport that guy. JIMMY FALLON Thanksgiving is the best. I was so pleased last year. Things were going great, having a lot of fun, the house was full of people, everybody getting along and then I realized that I had picked up the wrong family at the airport. DAVID LETTERMAN A new annual report called the Youthful Cit ies Index has determined that Toronto is the worlds most youthful city. They judge on di versity, entertainment options, public spaces, and does your mayor smoke crack. The worlds oldest city, the worlds least most youthful city? Metamucilton, Illinois. JIMMY KIMMEL A new study found that parents who only have daughters are more likely to be Republi can, which I guess explains why my Dad regis tered as Republican when he saw me throw a football. JIMMY FALLON A check of this years record shows that in Galesburg, Ill., Palo Alto, Calif., Los An geles, Miami Beach, Boston and on several occasions, Washing ton, President Barack Obama made the fol lowing statement: I have run my last cam paign. Of course, thats not really news. The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed in 1947 in 1951 by three-fourths of the states declares, no person shall be elected to So twice-elected Obama would not be able to run in 2016 for a third term (say ing nothing of his recently falling poll numbers). That Amendment is vivid proof of the law of unintended consequences. Un able to defeat Franklin Delano Roosevelt in any of his four winning White House campaigns, Republicans, after his death in 1945, set off to exact posthumous vengeance on him by limiting all future presidents to two terms. The irony is that in the last 62 years, probably only two U.S. presidents if it had been le gal and they had been willing could have run successfully for a third term in the White House. And both popular chief executives Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan (who, after leaving were, as we recall, Republicans. So if voters will be choosing a new commander in chief in 2016, what spe Be attentive, because I am about to share a dark secret of the Secret Society of Political Pundits. When a presidents performance or for a candidate who possesses qualities we regrettably learned were missing in Think about recent presidential elec tions. In 1976, after the criminality and corruption of Watergate and the failed presi dency of Richard Nixon a man whose creden tials included service as a congressman, sena tor and vice president former one-term Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carters total lack of Washington experience, along with his repeated pledge never to lie to the American people, were valued by the voters as real virtues. Carter was honest, intelligent, hardworking and the least imperial of presidents. But he seemed to change his mind an awful lot. So, after just voters overwhelmingly chose the selfhis mind since 1964. Again, voters were looking for what was missing in the president who had disappointed. The same pattern was evident when Reagans Republican successor, George H. W. Bush, was running for reelection in challenging economic times, and vot ers doubted the president fully under stood the hardships they were undergo ing. When Bush appeared confounded by the electronic scanner at the super market checkout, Democrat Bill Clinton persuaded voters: I feel your pain. The electorate found the empathy they were seeking. After eight years of George W. Bush, whose invasion and occupation of Iraq were viewed as unwise and unpopular like his response to Hurricane Katrina, and whose broken syntax had become a late-night punch line, voters embraced Obamas intellect, eloquence and early opposition to the Iraq War. well be looking for a candidate who has successfully run something large like a state, has been able to work pro ductively with political adversaries and projects optimism that can inspire con What voters will be looking for... AMERICAN COLOR by Mark Shields Pundit Mark Shields has been on the political playing field since Robert F. Kennedy ran for president in 1968. After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, he is now one of the most widely recognized commentators in the U.S.


DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 LANDRIC SNOW Landric Snow will celebrate his eighth birthday on Friday, Dec. 6. He is the son of Jennifer McMillan and the grandson of Steve and Sharon McMillan. He enjoys fishing, hunting with his Paw Paw, playing games, reading and playing with his cousins, Caleb and Preston. He will celebrate his birthday with a TMNT party on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Veterans Memorial Park. birthday Robles, Ammons wedding reception Saturday at Veterans Civic Center A wedding reception celebrating the mar riage of Teresa Robles and Scott Ammons will be held in their honor on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Bristol, FL 32321. Teresa is the daughter of Miguel Robles Santana and Teresa Vega of San Diego,CA. She is a freelance makeup artist. Scott is the son of Jerilyn Shuler Ammons of Bristol and Gordon Ammons of Alford. He is employed with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The happy couple will reside in Pembroke Pines. No invitations are being sent and all family and friends are invited to share this joyous occasion. Please join them for an evening of fun, food and dancing. In lieu of wedding gifts please donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego or Tallahassee to help sick children and their families. Please visit the website at and do nate in honor of Teresa and Scott's wedding. Merle Norman Salon, Spa & Gifts 17932 Main Street North Suite 5, Blountstown HOURS: Mon. Fri.: 9 a.m.6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m.4 p.m. PHONE (850) 674-9191 Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. (CT) Come join us for one-stop shopping & hourly door prizes! Find great gift ideas for all the gals on your list. Treat yourself to something special! ENJOY HOLIDAY REFRESHMENTS. FREE gift with purchase of two Merle Norman cosmetics NEW winter color collections Store wide discounts up to 70% off Draw from our stocking for a discount up to 30% on cosmetic purchas es Tervis tumblers, buy 1 get 1 50% off Duck Dynasty, buy 1 get 1 50% off Jewelry and scarves 30% off Hair products 30% off Purses 30% off Yankee Candles, buy 1 get the 2nd at 50% off Christmas items 40% off High school & collegiate apparel & accessories, Buy one get one free! Gods Will teamed up with the Liberty County Recreation Department to hold a free Soccer camp this past week. Around 45 kids came out Tuesday and Thursday nights. We both would like to thank Chevrolet Buick of Quincy for their donation for the kids. They supplied shirts, soccer balls, nets, and much more to help our kids to play soccer for free. We also want to thank Jackie Hill with H&O Home Improvements for their time helping us. We invite all kids who want to come out and join us. Camp is every Tuesday and Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Civic Center at 6 p.m. (ET). Everyone is welcome to attend this free camp for kids age 4 to 10 years old. For more information please contact Ray Glisson at (850) 510-1372. Gods Will, Liberty Recreation team up to support youth in local soccer camp Bells ringing, people laughing, and lots of fun are in store for the 5th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Thursday, Dec. 12. Registration opens at 5 p.m. and the run starts at 6 p.m. at the Blountstown Mid dle School. All are invited to spread Christmas CHEER along the jingle bell route signs, jingle bells, and Christmas music are all welcome. For a map of the route please visit or contact Marie Castaneda at (850) 643-7453. Blountstown Main Street will host the 8th an nual Christmas Tour of Homes on Friday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 8:30 p.m. The ticket site is Blountstown High School where the culinary program will serve special treats to guests. Attendees should go to the homes before embarking on the tour. An array of delectables will be available at the ticket site. Among the homes on the tour is the David and Jackie House residence on Dogwood Avenue, the Scott Stephens bungalow on Central Avenue West, and the Janet Trickey Pooser home in Altha. Please take part in this local tradition of meet ing, greeting, and Christmas cheer! Tickets are $5 each, and all proceeds go towards efforts of Blountstown Main Street. Holiday Jingle Bell Run & Main Streets Tour of Homes set for next week CORINTH BAP TIST CHURCH TURKEY SHOOT The youth of Corinth Baptist church will be holding their annual Turkey Shoot Saturday, Dec. 7 on SR 20 next to the Bargain Barn from 8 a.m. 12 p.m. Cost is $3 per round or $5 for two rounds. Breakfast will be served at a cost of $5. All proceeds go to the Corinth Baptist Church youth group for their Summer Camp. ----------------ST. PAUL A.M.E CHURCH St. Paul A.M.E. Church Wom ens Missionary Society of Blountstown will be hosting a Holiday Banquet on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6 10 p.m. (CT) at the W.T. Neal Civic Center ballroom located at 17773 NE Pear Street. Please come out and join the Womens Mis sionary Society on this glorious occasion. Get your tickets now while theres still time! Dead line is Sunday, Dec. 8. For more informa tion contact Lorene McNeill at (850) 6438717 or Hazel Ming at (850) 447. NEWS from the PEWS


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One that had while we were still setting it holding the end of a trotline the other end. fathomable knots and tan impossible with the thrash ing and shaking on the other end. We were stymied, con lated. it, we were also armed. In the boat It had to be done. only for a brief second. I shot. I missed. Another miss. And another. We traded positions. Bill shot. The line got steady and we see that kinda s**t on TV. have Swamp People. Newbies. Why we had to JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South New deer hunting regulations proposed for northwest Florida The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its recent meeting in Weston, approved a draft proposal that would divide the states Hunting Zone D (from Pensacola to Talla hassee) into two deer man agement units (DMUs), each with its own unique set of deer antler-point regulations and antlerless deer harvest days. These proposals for Zone D, which if passed at the April 2014 Commis sion meeting, would take effect during the 2014-15 hunting season and are part of a larger, statewide project aimed at managing deer on a more local level and providing stakehold ers with a greater say in deer management. The Commission also directed staff to provide an update on this issue at the Febru ary Commission meeting. The FWC conducted a public outreach and in put process in northwest three months of 2013. During that period, the Commission received input and comments from hunters, farmers and the general public regarding how they would like to see deer managed in the newly proposed DMUs. As a result of this out reach process, the FWC is considering rule proposals for both public and private lands in both of the DMUs north and south of Inter state 10. Currently state wide on private lands and most wildlife management areas, bucks that are legal to take must have at least one antler that is at least 5 inches long. The proposals would require that bucks har vested north of I-10 in Hunting Zone D have antlers with at least three points (each point having to be at least 1 inch long) on one side. South of I-10 in Zone D, the minimum antler requirement would be two points on one side. The proposal includes an exception to the ant ler requirements in both DMUs whereby youth 15 years old and younger may continue to harvest bucks with at least one antler that is 5 inches or more in length. Also, the FWC is pro posing a change to the ant lerless deer season (doe days) on private lands within Zone D. Currently in that zone, the season to take deer of either sex (except spotted fawns) runs for seven consecutive days: Dec. 26 Jan. 1. In the proposed rules, those dates north of I-10 would change to eight days dis tributed across four week ends (Saturday-Sunday weekend of muzzleload ing gun season, third weekend of general gun season and the weekend after Christmas). South of I-10, in Zone D, the proposal would change the antlerless sea son to four days consisting of two popular holiday weekends (the weekends after Thanksgiving and Christmas). The purpose of modi fying the antlerless deer season is to spread out the hunting opportunity, so that more hunters may be able to participate without substantially re ducing deer populations. These changes would be monitored to measure the impact on the deer harvest and hunter satisfaction within each DMU. For more information on these two proposed DMUs and their respec hunting regulations, go to Everglades restoration a high priority for FWC The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con servation Commission (FWC) presented a position paper designed to help guide Everglades restoration at a meeting last month in Weston. The position paper provides guidance on how to resolve habitat and wildlife issues as the FWC and partners work together on Everglades-restoration efforts. In the paper, FWC biologists provide science-based information regarding the throughout the Everglades ecosystem. It also provides data collected over the ing water levels impact the wildlife and habitats in this ecosystem. Its all about the quality, quantity, timing and distribution of water, said FWC Commissioner Ron Bergeron. Our approach is adaptive and based on six Extreme high and low water events negatively impact the ecosystems native wildlife and habitats. Extreme high water levels are detrimen tal for terrestrial species such as panthers, deer, bobcats and raccoons. High water conditions reduce the amount of available food sources and indirectly may lead to the spread of disease. Returning the wa have positive impacts for native plants and animals.


DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 C ITY T IRE C O. MV5496 "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TOYO TIRES "Authorized Dealer" Wheel Alignments Oil Changes Balancing Brakes Shocks ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM Swap Shop from 9-10 a.m. ET Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away. Listen to Football on WPHK/WYBT this week. Listen to Steven Seay and Glenn Millers play-by-play of the BHS Tigers vs Trenton at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando Friday night Dec. 6 on K102.7 at 5:30 p.m. (CT). Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the F WCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about hunting at Outta the Woods by Tony Young TrophyCatch boat giveaway winner named Frank Ay (left) of North Lauderdale was the happy winner of the Phoenix 619 Pro bass boat. National Forest to unveil new motorcycle trail


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 Mike Dewitt grabs stalks of cane to run through the mill. While working as a reporter for the Tampa Tribune several years ago, Dewitt wrote an article about the Settlement. There was a time in 2007 I was walking the trails of Florida and stumbled across the settlement, he said. I just stopped in to see what it was all about and ended up staying for three weeks, its magic. PHOTOS BY DOMENICK ESGRO SUGAR CANE SYRUP MAKING DAY Folks gathered at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Saturday for the traditional after-Thanksgiving syrup fast of sausage, biscuit and cane syrup before explor ing the syrup cooking process under way in the syrup house. RIGHT: Mom Alicia Yoder sits nearby as her grounds. BELOW: A plaque on the wall of the syrup house recognizes Don Kelly, whose support made the project possible. Photos and antique tools hang on the wall over a shelf displaying several syrup bottles. the top of the juice as it boils and water evaporates. ABOVE: Willard Smith is interviewed by Kevin Jen kins, host of Atlantas live radio cooking show, Chef and The Fatman. BELOW LEFT: Visitors this week end came from Gastonia, N.C. and Inman, S.C., as well as a few Florida residents making the trip from Yulee, Jacksonville, Tampa and Clearwater. BE LOW: Cane is shown coming through the grinder. Most cane production involves a burning process to remove the leaves from the stalk, but at the settle ment they remove them by hand, which they believe


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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 SCHOOL NEWS by Matthew Nichols The JV and Varsity Altha Wildcats extended their record to (3-1) this week with a win over the break against Franklin County. out on the Seahawks. They went in at ahawks fought back and closed the lead in the fourth, but the Wildcats were able Leading scorers were Jaylon Hall with had our hands full with a Franklin County to a sluggish start we were down at the We got out worked and out hustled for defense and knocked down a huge three the leading scorer, but was a huge reason The Wildcats take on the Wewa Gators Wildcats 3-1 after victory over Franklin County Seahawks Centennial Bank contributed $250 to the Blountstown Tigers Booster Club in support of the team, their hard work and dedication throughout the entire season which has resulted in a trip to the State Championship game. FROM LEFT: Brandy Lee, Coach Greg Jordan and Centennial Bank Branch Manager Vicki Montford. Centennial Bank contributes $250 to Tigers Booster Club learned cheer and stunt. leaders who will teach the Little Wildcats Altha Little Wildcat Cheer camp Dec. 6 Jimmy Brown named Bright Futures Academic Top Scholar for the LCHS Class of 2013 County's Bright Futures (ATS) for the graduating Scholars are ranked based on their highest Bright Futures GPA and their (FAS) award eligibility. Bristol. Thursday, Dec. 5 Friday, Dec. 6 Breakfast at Altha First Saturday, Dec. 7 Monday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 10 JV/V BB Vs. Vernon Friday, Dec. 13 FCA/ Saturday, Dec. 14 Altha School upcoming events BHS Varsity Football Team and supporters gear up for Orlando The BHS Foot Cottondale in the Friday evening in Cottondale. This gives the Fighting Tigers a 13-0 record for the season. County on Friday but students who are absent will be given an excused absence. The Tiger Boosters Club is bus. The fee to ride seats will be sold seat on the bus. Students attending state championship game will receive excused absences $50 SEATS AVAILABLE ON BHS FAN BUS S c o t t s F e r r y Saturday Dec. 13 4:30 p.m. (CT) Parade! All entries are asked to donate a toy or game to the CCSO Toys for Tots program. Line-up will be at the Scotts Ferry VFD and continues to Stumpknocker Rd. All entries are invited to the home of Robert and Diane Long for hot dogs and hot chocolate directly after the parade. 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 dish washer safe. T upperware CALL BETH EUBANKS, Tupperware Consultant (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL A subscription to The Calhoun-Liberty Journal makes a great gift for anyone on your list. Just drop by our enclose a check or money order for $18 and mail to: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 Need a quick gift?


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 12008 NW State Road 20 Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3636 & Crematory evis Funeral Home Bristol B Two locations to serve you Blountstown and Bristol 674-5449 or 643-5410 Visit us online: MARY KATHLEEN DUGGAR BRISTOL Mary Kathleen Duggar, 78, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 in Tallahassee. She was born Feb. 11, 1935 in Bristol to the late Neil and Dorothy Story Grantham. She lived in Liberty County most of her life, graduated from Liberty County High School and was the salutatorian of her senior class. of service, was a member of Telogia Baptist Church and was a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, H.C. Duggar; one son, Darreyl Duggar and his wife, Marcia of Hosford; one daughter, Kathy Whaley and her husband, Jim of Blountstown; one brother, Tony Grantham and his wife, Nancy of Bristol; four grandchildren, Laura Morrow and her husband, Jason, Marcus Whaley and his wife, Maria Elena, Shannon Duggar and Zack Duggar; one great-grandchild, Desmond Morrow. Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Lake Mystic Baptist Church with Rever in Lake Mystic Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be sent to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd. Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. DORIS LUCILLE BRACEWELL CLARKSVILLE Doris Lucille Bracewell, 82, of Clarksville, went to be with her Savior on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was born on Jan. 23, 1931 in Clarksville. She served her Lord faithfully for many years as a member of the First Baptist Church of Bristol. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Joe Barber, and a niece, Lizzie Barber. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Jerome Bracewell; one daughter, Donna Bracewell of Bristol; one son, Mark and his wife, Peggy of Gainesville; two grandsons, Kyle and his wife, Stacy and Kris and his wife, Kayli; one great-granddaughter, Harper Brace well; one great-grandson, Nolan Bracewell; nieces and nephews that she loved as if they were her own children. Ann Brinkley and her husband, Joe, Charles Barber, Linda Barber, Wanda Harpley and her husband, Cary and Gerald Barber and his wife, Debra were all dear to her heart. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5-7 p.m. (ET) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Bristol on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. (ET). Interment will follow at Meacham Cemetery in Bristol. be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Bristol, P.O. Box 416, Bristol, FL 32321. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. BECOME A VOLUNTEER DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 OBITUARIES DEWEY RALPH SMITH BLOUNTSTOWN Dewey Ralph Smith, 64, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Tallahassee. He was born in Montgomery, AL on Nov. 1, 1949 to the late George Dewey and Hazel Melvin Smith. He was a vocational instructor for the Florida Department of Corrections. He was a member of Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist Church in Clarksville. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Dewey and Hazel Melvin Smith; one brother, George Roger Smith. Survivors include one son, Ralph Smith, Jr. of Blount stown; one daughter, Tina Faust and her husband, Will of Dawson, GA; brothers, Tim Smith and his wife Becky and John Smith and his wife, Jennifer, all of Clarksville, Sammy Smith and his wife, Tanya of Blountstown; three sisters, Brenda Williams and her husband, Johnny of Tallahassee, Frances Smith of Clarksville and Hilda Willis of Blountstown; three grandchildren, Ashley Madison Faust, William Tyler Faust and Jordan Tate Faust; a host of nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5 7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5 7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist Church with Dr. Travelers Rest Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. KATHY ANN FLOURNOY HOSFORD Kathy Ann Flournoy, 63, of Hosford, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at her home with her family at her side. She was a native of Quincy and was a lifelong resident of the area. She loved nature and garden. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Katherine Burke; two brothers, Dennis Burke and John Burke. Survivors include her life partner, Donald Thigpen sisters, Barbara Hobby, Renay Jordan, Linette Temple, Bernadine Branch and Kattie Botting; many nieces, nephews and other loving family members. Family services will be held at a later date. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the arrangements. MELVIN KENDRICK DAWSON BLOUNTSTOWN Melvin Kendrick Dawson, 53, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Tallahassee. He was born in Blountstown June 30, 1960 to the late John and Roxie Mae Dudley Dawson, Sr. He worked as a logger for many years and also worked in the lawn care business. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age and became a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Ridge. Survivors include Brenda Dawson, his loving wife of 23 years; his mother-in-law, Christelle Hill; one son, Roy Hill and his wife, Kathy; two grandsons, Tyler and Braylan Hill, all of Blountstown; two brothers-in-law, Edward Hill and Tommy Hill of Blountstown; three sisters-in-law, Lois Holliday and her husband, Mancil, Cora Tucker and her husband, Morgan, and Christine Woods, all of Blountstown; four brothers, Calvin Daw son and his wife, Dianne and Michael Clayton and his wife, Pearl, all of Grand Ridge, John Dawson, Jr. and his friend, Jennifer of Sneads, Sammy Clayton and his friend, Carolyn of Port St. Joe; two sisters, Cynthia Swain and her husband, Sammy of Lawton, OK and Leslie Clayton of Grand Ridge; three daughters, Keisha Dawson of Two Egg, Alexis Dawson of Sneads and Bridgett Dawson of Grand Ridge; one great-grandson, Peyton Green of Grand Ridge; four aunts, Annie Mae Dudley, Penny Dudley, Lizzie Simpson and Beulah Bowers; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; very special friends, Rick Johnson and Cheryl Wood. Family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 7 prior to service time beginning at 10 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Interment will follow. FLOESTER HANNA HALADA ALTHA Floester Hanna Halada, 81, journeyed to her heavenly home on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was born Dec. 15, 1931 to Ira Eleazer and Verna Mae Dykes Hanna. She knew from the time she was a little girl she wanted to become a teacher. She graduated from Altha High School at the age of 16 and then from Florida State University at the age of 19. She immediately began her teaching career in Campbellton. She married Casper Albert Halada in 1952 and he survives. After Casper returned from his duties in the Korean War, they moved to Toledo, OH, and then to Rossford, OH. Their children, Jeanine Halada and David Halada, were born in 1954 and 1956. She resumed her teaching career in 1960 in Rossford and taught there until 1978 when she retired. Kappa Gamma, a society for teachers, in Rossford and stayed very active with this chapter as one of its founding members. She was also a long time member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She and Casper both retired and moved back to Altha in 1978. She again began teaching in the Cal houn County Public School system. She retired for the second time in 1993. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira Eleazer and Verna Mae Dykes Hanna; three sisters, Odessa Mae Hanna, Alda Mae (Bruce) Hansford and Joyce Pippen; one brother, Ira Burrell (Carrie Ann) Hanna. Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Casper A. Halada; one daughter Jeanine Halada of Bain bridge, GA; one son David Halada and his wife, Jeanne of Rossford, OH; three brothers, Enoch Hanna, Terrel Hanna and his wife, Annette and Carrol Hanna and FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATION PHONE (850) 410-4642 his wife, Charlotte; one sister Myrtle Elizabeth Howell and her husband, Corbett; three grandchil dren Justin Halada and his wife, Corinne of San Francisco, CA, Joshua Halada of Toledo, OH and Alaina Halada of San Francisco; two greatgranddaughters, Avery Marie Halada and Kayla Faith Halada, both of San Francisco. Family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the ar rangements. Online con dolences may be made at CLJ NEWS .COM


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 Altha Farmers Co-op, Inc. Full Service Tire Center & Auto Repair We sell car and truck tires, do oil changes as well as automotive repair & detailing NEW shipment of YETI COOLERS, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! 15543 NE Mt. Olive Cemetery Road Altha Phone (850) 762-3161 We carry bagged fertilizer, feed, seed, fencing supplies, gardening & animal health supplies. New photo cards & photo calendars available for order now! Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave. W Blountstown PHONE (850) 674-2222 Check out our double sided cards, metallic prints, and more! Let us help you customize your Christmas greeting today! Saturday, Dec. 7 FROM 8 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M. CENTRAL TIME Chipolas S Radio Hour opens Thursday in Marianna MARIANNA Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola College The atre production of The 1940s Radio Hour, which opens Thursday, Dec. 5, and runs through Dec. 8. Tickets$8 for adults and $6 for 18 and underare available online at Tickets also are avail able at the Center for the Arts Box Of one hour before each show. The 1940s Radio Hour depicts the tan Variety Cavalcade on a New York clude: "That Old Black Magic," "Ain't She Sweet," "Blue Moon," "BoogieWoogie Bugle Boy," and "Have Your Chipola Theater director Charles dington, Dale Heidebrecht as Zoot gusson, Nick Cessna as Lou Cohn, Colton Day as Johnny Cantone, Lind sey Wheatley as Ginger Brooks, Kate Browne, Dylan Bass as Biff Baker and Elyn Sapp as Rosie. Shayli Tharp, Mer edith Saunders and Victoria Taylor will play the WOV girls. Theatre fans also are invited to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) available at all levels. A portion of ACT or by calling (850) FRONT ROW, from left: Cast members are Victoria Taylor, Shayli Tharp, and Meredith Saunders. MIDDLE ROW: Lindsey Wheatley, Odra Chapman, Deondre Davis, Patrea Clark and Kate Burke. BACK ROW: Seth Alderman, Dylan Bass, Kody Ball, Chris Manasco, Elyn Sapp, Nick Cessna and Colton Day. Take Stock In Children awards 9 with scholarship contracts Stock In Children (TSIC) college tuition scholar contracts to nine new recipients in grades 8, 9 and 10 for a scholarship high school. nual Washington County TSIC Mentor Apprecia tion Dinner that also in cluded an introduction to the new regional TSIC organization, which will directly support and co through Chipola College. Students recognized and the scholarship spon sors were: Maylin Brock, 8th Grader Vernon MS; Men tor: Elizabeth English, Scholarship Sponsor: Sybil and Bill Webb 9th Grade Chipley HS; Mentor: Tracy Sullivan; Scholarship Sponsor: der. Selena Davis, 10th Grade Chipley HS; Men tor: Cindy Brown; Schol South Bank. Grade Chipley HS; Men tor: Curtis Carter; Schol arship Sponsor: Capital City Bank. Aleya Louderback, 8th Grade Roulhac MS; Mentor: Laura Joiner; Scholarship Sponsor: OneSouth Bank. Grade Vernon MS; Men tor: Mitchell Brown; Scholarship Sponsor: Bingo King. 10th Grade Vernon HS; Mentor: Milton Brown; Scholarship Sponsor: Ina Robinson, 9th Grade Chipley HS; Men Scholarship Sponsor: Townsend Building Sup ply. Dalton Webb, 8th Grade Vernon MS; Men tor: Jerry Tyre; Scholar ship Sponsor: Judy and David Solger. To obtain the TSIC scholarship, a student certain standards until high school graduation, sign a contract to support so the students will have graduation. Several factors of the with the student on a fre quent basis throughout the school year offer long range support for the re cipients. Additionally, a written contract requiring average or above grades, alcohol, and generally be a good citizen and active events outside the class student down a path for success. Special honoree of the evening was Jeanne Lavender as Washington County Mentor of the Year, a new award cre ated this year. She and her husband, the late Dr. since it started in Wash ington County, both as scholarship donors and tored 5 students, includ student at CHS and is a source of inspiration to the county. The award and recognition recog nizes the contributions of in Washington County. Mrs. Lavender was ac by daughters Jane and Mary. arship contracts to be year-to-year based upon ington County businesses and individuals, as well dollars. Since starting ton TSIC has raised over $450,000, which excludes brings the total value of scholarships to approxi starting, the Washington County TSIC celebrates 9 college graduates with degrees, 51 students in college or technical pro working towards high school graduation and a scholarship. The generosity of Washington County resi dents and businesses has on 96 young lives helping tive adult citizens. As part of a statewide restructuring ef is now organized region ally. Chipola College is the regional coordinator for Washington, Jack and Liberty counties, and Manager who works di rectly with the county sponsored organizations and school boards. In all regional counties except Washington, the spon sor entity is the school board, but the TSIC pro the Washington County foundation that holds fed itable organization registration.


DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12-275-CA DIVISION: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATON, AS TRUSTEE SUCCESSOR IN IN TEREST TOWACHOVIA BANK, NA TIONAL BANK AS TRUSTEE FOR ABFC 2002-WF2 TRUST, ABFC MORTGAGE LOAN ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-WF2, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEEDS, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, CLAIM ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST DOUGLAS K. THOMAS, SR. A/K/A DOUGLAS K. THOMAS, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). __________________________ / NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIM ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, DOUGLAS K THOMAS SR. ALSO KNOWN AS DOUGLAS K. THOMAS, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM ANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Calhoun County, Florida: LOT NO. 10, BLOCK 4, OF WOOD LAND ESTATES SUB-DIVISION OF THE CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 53, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 16673 SW CYPRESS ST BLOUNTSTOWN FL 32424-1917 required to serve a copy of your written publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, ther before service on Plaintiffs attor ney, or immediately thereafter; other wise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 18th day of November, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court Carla A. Hand By: Deputy Clerk Please send invoice and copy to: Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 EF 011313F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi sion of certain assistance. Please con tact the ADA Coordinator 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 appearance, or immediately time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. 11-27, 12-4 ------------------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 09000126CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ALARIC VINCE MULLINS, II, ET AL. Defendant(s). ___________________________ / NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 20, 2013 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Lib erty, Florida, on December 17, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Front steps of courthouse PO Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321 for the following described property: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 15, TOWN SHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST, 506.23 FEET ALONG THE SECTION LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE TO RUN SOUTH 00 DE GREES 24 MINUTES EAST 147.8 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 72 DE GREES 36 MINUTES WEST, 593.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH, 295.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 56 DE GREES 26 MINUTES EAST 402.40 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 50 DEGREES 06 MINUTES EAST, 300 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.R NO. 20 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the ty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. Dated: December 3, 2013 Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell Summers Deputy Clerk Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain as sistance. Please contact Susan Wilson at 850-577-4401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or im cation if the time before the sched uled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12-4, 12-11 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES 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 Dec. 4 Dec. 10 CALHOUN CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following position: TEACHING ASSISTANT WELDING PROGRAM information are available at APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at or at (850)718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER W. C. LOGISTICS in Quincy, FL is now accepting ap plications for Semi drivers with a clean M.V.R. For more in formation please call Hubert Williams at: (850) 875-7952 DRIVERS Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All miles PAID (loaded & empty) Or Walk Away Lease: NO money down NO credit check Telephone (888) 880-5911 Home EVERY Weekend! 12-4-13 THE JOB MARKET To place your ad, email thejournal@ or fax 1-888-400-5810. Exotic invaders of the FL Panhandle Gardening IN THE PANHANDLE from the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service by Les Harrison Wakulla Co. Extension Director Tarzan used them as a superhigh way through the trees in every ad venture created by Edgar Rice Bur roughs. Villains and scoundrels alike fell prey to the ape-man and his horde of avenging simians descending on vines from the trees. ent day panhandle Florida. This is especially true about the vines which are impossible to use as a pro pulsion system and in many cases are exotic invaders. sometimes known as the weed that ate the south. It was introduced into the United States at the Philadel phia Centennial Exposition in 1876. By 1900 kudzu was available by mail order as inex as an erosion control. The vigorous nature of the plant allowed it easily to escape into the wild. It now exists in impenetrable tangles as large as 100 ering native plants. Kudzu is an ag gressive leguminous vine capable of growing one foot per day. It can eas ily grow 60 feet in a single growing season. It establishes roots sporadically as foliage on top of each other. One key to this plants maximum amount of sunlight possible is absorbed. This multi-directional orientation of leaves also pos sides of foliage with herbicide. Special effort is necessary to control kudzu. Old completely eradicate. Follow-up spot treatments can when vines and foliage are withered. Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum) is monly recognized as Kudzu. It is presently the only non-native invasive fern in the Florida. Japanese climbing fern is a delicate looking peren nial climbing vine. It is capable of forming a dense mat-like thatch capable of covering trees and shrubs. tal. This fern reproduces and spreads readily by windwho move through an area with climbing ferns are very likely to pick up spores and move them to other locations. tion of this vine for ornamental purposes is prohibited by statute. bridge to the crown of unlucky trees. achieved with multiple applications of herbicides. timed treatments are likely to be necessary. Kudzu vines covering native vegetation.


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 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 STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn Pump There is never a convenient time to be without water. REPAIRS WELLS PUMPS TANKS Aaron Woodham, Jr. Bristol, FL For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, Clint Hatcher, Owner 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. Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Retail Wholesale Committed To Quality Since 1973 25888 SR 73 NW Altha mail to: 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 Calhoun County Farm-City awards lunch Nov. 22 November is a time for honoring our Veterans, cance of agriculture in America. The Calhoun Coun ty Chamber of Commerce, the UF/IFAS Extension Service, the Florida Forest Service, and the USDA National Resources Conservation Service, feel it is to our local economy by honoring some of our many hard working farmers. In 1955 the National FarmCity Council es tablished Farm-City events to celebrate the im portance of agriculture to the economies of local communities. On Nov. 18, 2011, the President of the United States recognized this connection when he proclaimed the week prior to Thanksgiving Day as National Farm-City week, asking Americans to honor the individuals, families, and communities who provide us the staple foods that sustain our Na tion. Farmers and buyers need each other. These essen tial partnerships ensure the availability of safe and plentiful foods. They also ensure farmers continue the use of research-based best management practices which sustain the quality of our treasured environ ments for future generations. Florida produces nearly 300 different agricultural products. It farms more than 9.2 million acres of land, which is about 1/3 of the state. Florida produc es about 67% of oranges for the U.S. and accounts for about 40% of the worlds orange juice supply, employees more than 1.9 million people and contrib utes over $130 billion to the states economy. Calhoun County farmers are an important part of Floridas agricultural industry. About 20,000 acres of crops are grown each year in Calhoun County with a value of approximately $16 million. In recent years: approximately 7,000 acres of cotton; 5,000 acres of peanuts; 3,000 acres of soybeans, and 1,000 acres of corn are planted each year. The acres planted and harvested vary from year to year depending on the markets, the weather, occurrence of disease, insects, weeds, and even depredation by deer and wild hogs. Calhouns agriculture also includes dairy and beef cattle, goats, hay, honeybees, poultry, lumber, pine straw, and yes, even Koi! According to a 2010 University of Florida Eco nomic Study,agriculture, natural resources, and tions of all industry groups in Calhoun County. Total output was $128 million and 1,142 jobs. As a group, sharing similar interests, participants can learn from each other, share resources, educate the youth of the next generation, and strengthen their economic status as well as the strengthen the local economy. To conduct the business of agriculture, our farm ers must also be economists, meteorologists, veteri narians, mechanics, botanists, pest control experts, soil scientists, lifelong students, and land managers. In honor of Calhoun Countys local agricultural producers, the following awards were presented at the Nov. 22 Farm-City Awards Luncheon. 2013 NRCS Conservation Farmer of the Year Steve Beaver Yoder Jr.: Mr. Yoder, locally known as Beaver, farms 500 acres of soybeans, corn, and peanuts, and grazes cattle on 800 acres of improved pasture in Calhoun County. The Yoder family has farmed in Calhoun County for 3 generations (Steve Yoder Jr., Steve Yoder Sr., and Monroe Yoder). With generations of experience passed down to Steve, he knows the importance of conserving and enhancing his soil, water, and forage resources so he can one day pass the land to the next generation. Steve im proves his soil by implementing conservation tillage practices including strip-tillage and the use of cover crops. These practices improve soil health and in crease yields by minimizing tillage, building organic matter, and reducing nutrient applications. Steve manages both cow-calf and stocker cattle opera tions. He implements prescribed grazing practices which include planting winter cover crops and using clude healthier environment, higher quality forage, and healthier cows. 2012 Calhoun County Agriculture Innovator: Rodger and Marcia Price of Harmony Farm were recognized as the 2012 Calhoun County Agricul ture Innovator. Throughout their 53 year marriage, Rodger and Marcia have had diverse and interest ing agricultural ventures. From each experience they learned different farming skills, and into each endeavor they integrated their own innovations. In Calhoun County, between 1993 and 2006, the Pric es managed a muscadine vineyard, a fruit orchard, and a Vertigro hydroponic system with strawberries. Currently, they grow 24 acres of perennial peanuts. Many of their innovations include building needed tools by customizing equipment they already had. For example, some of these improvised tools in cluded a boom-mounted hedge trimmer, a custom tractor-mounted rake, a directed-spray pesticide ap plicator, a custom grape sorting/packing device, and a computer controlled, 12-zone, irrigation system. All were designed and built by Rodger and Mar cia, and each piece of equipment was necessary to ease, and make harvesting, storing, and marketing cost-effective. Rodger and Marcia always eagerly promote agricultural awareness and appreciation through their many hours of community service with UF/IFAS Extension, USDA Farm Service Agency, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, as Master Gardeners, High School Envirothon Team leaders, and NRCS committee members. 2013 Forest Landowner of the Year Jackie Sewell: Mr. Sewell has been a forest landowner for many years in Calhoun County. He has worked closely with the Florida Forest Service since 1990, which also means he has worked closely with three different County Foresters (Joey Brady, Steve Os walt, and Ariel Sewell)! He manages many acres of forestland and implements good forestry best man agement practices such as prescribed burning and mowing. Mr. Sewell has recently planted 35 acres of longleaf pine. Although long leaf pine requires a bit more management during establishment, it is one of the best pines to plant for landowners as well as our environment. Of all the southern pine species, long leaf pine is the hardiest and has the greatest longev ity. When managed properly by foresters like Mr. Sewell, longleaf pine forests develop a stable grass ecosystem, providing ideal habitat for many plants and animals. 2013 NW Extension District Agricultural Inno vator: Oglesby Plants International is well known in the ornamental plant industry as a leading supplier of young plants for commercial growers around the world. The companys founder, Raymond P. Ogles by was always on the cutting edge of plant propaga tion, and in the mid 1970s he started working with plant tissue culture, or cloning, making it a commer ducing millions of high quality nursery plants. The early 1970s. The nursery was established at the cur rent site in the early 80s, and the lab was moved to Altha, from Hollywood in 1984. On average, it takes the market. Oglesby is known worldwide for its plant produc known locally for its generous and consistent com munity partnerships. Oglesby routinely supports Ex tension programs such as the 4-H Learning Gardens and local school agriculture programs. They are also a source of employment for local citizens and young adults interested in agriculture. At the University of Florida, the Oglesby family created the Raymond P. and Jane F. Oglesby Scholarship. This Scholarship was established because they felt strongly about sup porting young people entering the plant nursery and Judy Ludlow, Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent Farm-City Luncheon on Nov. 22. Steve Yoder, Jr. is presented with the NRCS Conservation Farmer of the Year Award by District Agricultural Innovator Award.


DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 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 Inversion table, brand new, $75. Call (850) 674-5051. 12-4, 12-11 Gibson Les Paul Studio, lightly used, $1,000. Call (850)272-0625. 12-4, 12-11 Misc. stuff: 7 Sketcher shape up tennis shoes, an ing cabinet, girls clothes and shoes 10 12. Call (850) 674-8392. 11-27, 12-4 400 gallon fuel oil tank, $150. E-mail skipsanborn@ 11-27, 12-4 3 old school tattoo guns, with power supply, foot ped al and two clip cords, $100. Call or text (850) 556-5992. 11-27, 12-4 Greenhouse, wood frame, 18 X 30, wood heater, Baker tree stand, 100 gallon LPN gas tank, make offer. Call (850) 639-9698. 11-27, 12-4 Free oak wood. Needs to be sawed in pieces and hauled away. Call (850) 762-2113. 11-27, 12-4 Available at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center: New, still in box, 12 wind tur bine, externally braced. New All Star Converse tennis 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 Formal dining set: in cludes hutch, sideboards, 8 chairs and table made of pecan wood, blue in color. Please leave a message (850) 762-8941. 11-27, 12-4 King pillowtop mattress and box springs, does not have a frame, $60. Twin pillow top mattress, box springs and frame, $60. Call or text (850) 556-5992. 11-27, 12-4 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 Whirlpool dryer, $100. Call (850) 643-1115. 11-27, 12-4 Wall furnace, 60 BTU, $150. E-mail skipsanborn@ 11-27, 12-4 Washing machine, $75. Call (850) 526-1753. 11-27, 12-4 Sears Coldspot refrig erator, 26 CF, side by side fridge/freezer, recent model with modern design, ice in color in excellent condi tion, $350. Call (850) 6435372. 11-27, 12-4 ELECTRONICS 1952 Samsung FS TV, $400 OBO. Call (850) 272-0625. 12-4, 12-11 Playstation 2, comes with hookups, two wireless con trollers, two wired control lers, three memory cards, 28 PS2 games, two PS1 games and two code books. $150 11-27, 12-4 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 Six Chihuahua puppies, four weeks old, free to a good home when of age (six weeks). Call (850) 6743011. 11-27, 12-4 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 at (850)879-2652. 11-20, 11-27 Four beagle mix puppies, 2 male and 2 females, ap prox. 2 months old, free to a good home. Call (850) 4471023. 11-20, 11-27 HUNTING & FISHING Sea Breeze Bass boat with a 85 hp Johnson and trailer. Will trade for pop-up camper. Call (937) 2876367. 12-4, 12-11 Aviator May West Life 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 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 2 MOBILE HOMES Located in small private park, both in great condition! Call Brian R B (850) 258-1049 11-13 T 1-1 (813) 253-3258 Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. (First Saturday of every month) Public is invited. 18098 NW County Rd. 12 AUCTION (850) 643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 Candy Food Misc. items FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY. Old Coins Tools Collectibles NEED A VEHICLE? Buy Here, Pay Here $0 down, 1 st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title Ask about receiving $1,000 off RESTRICTIONS APPLY Call Steve (334) 803-9550 11-27, 12-4 Single woman looking for female roommate. Includes all amenities and you get your own bathroom. No smoking, pets or drugs. 643-4701 ROOM FOR RENT 10 MILES SOUTH OF BRISTOL 11-27, 12-4 $425 monthly No deposit For Rent in BRISTOL (850) 447-2885 2 & 3 BD M.H. in Turkey Creek Includes elec. & water, no deposit. $550 monthly 11-27 MOBILE HOME For RENT (850) 379-8287 HOME (850) 509-4227 CELL 12-4-13 STARSCOPE Week of December 4 ~ December 17, 2013 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, delay your plans for the time being. A number of unexpected tasks that will require your undivided at tention in the coming day, so clear your schedule. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Assume the role of the strong and silent type this week, Taurus. You do not have to share your opinions with everyone, as an air of mystery may boost your popularity. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 It can be easy to allow excitement to overtake your logic, Gemini. But you need to be patient and not allow exuberance to interfere with the tasks at hand. That is a recipe for trouble. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, a hefty workload desire to do much else. However, dont pass up the opportunity when a social engagement beckons this week. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you will have to con tinue your rather hectic pace this week, even when you start to feel tired. Fortu nately, you are excited about some of the things on your to-do list. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, getting involved with the right people now opens doors that previously may have been closed to you. Do not squander the opportunity to use these new contacts. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 arise in the week ahead. peoples expectations of you, but you also just want some time to yourself. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, maintaining your focus on chores is nearly impossible this week, when you are easily distracted by anything else that sounds interesting. Try to get your work done. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Reestablish your priorities, Sagittarius. Doing so will help you live up to your end of the bargain on various commitments. If necessary, ask others for help. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Expect to be busy for the rest of the month, Capricorn. With potential birthday cel ebrations and holiday tasks to complete, spare moments are few and far between. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, learning a new skill this week will only add to your already vast repertoire of abilities. This is one more reason to have a positive attitude. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Emphasize feeling good about yourself this week, Pisces. Doing so will enable you to help others in the near future. Chihuahua Call 6743532 TINY TEACUP ALL SHOTS, DEWORMED Cute as can be 12-4 Jacket, emergency light, and CO 2 mail skipsanborn@hotmail. com. 11-27, 12-4 Portable hog trap, $75. Call or text (850) 556-5992. 11-27, 12-4 VEHICLES PaceSaver Fusion electric scooter, $1,000. Call (850) 557-7440. 12-4, 12-11 3 motor scooters, $700 each. Call (850) 762-8189. 12-4, 12-11 1998 Dodge pickup, black, 4 cylinder, $1,400. Call (850) 674-3264. 12-4, 12-11 2005 Mazda 6, leather, ex cellent condition, 200,000 miles, $3,800. Call Kevin (850) 544-2867. 12-4, 12-11 Project dually work truck, runs, bed is missing, $600 as is. Call (850) 272-0625. 12-4, 12-11 2001 Dodge Town & Country, fully loaded, runs good but needs transmis sion work, $1,100 OBO. Call (850) 718-6580. 12-4, 12-11 1987 Toyota extended cab pickup, 5 speed, new clutch and tune up, $4,200. Call (850) 272-7410. 11-27, 12-4 2008 Chevy Silverado LT ext. cab, 4WD, Power windows and locks, towing package and a six CD disc changer. Call (850) 6431136. 11-27, 12-4 Intake & carburetor for 4.0 liter Jeep. Call or text (850) 556-5992. 11-27, 12-4 2008 CBR 1000RR, won derful bike, runs perfectly, due to my late sons death I am giving it away for free. E-mail chrisrollins862@ 11-27, 12-4 HOMES & LAND Approx 10 acres, with pow er pole, septic and well. Pri vate drive, and borders the National Forest in Liberty County, $45,000. Call (850) 381-8135. 12-4, 12-11 LOST & FOUND FOUND: Small female dog found on SR 20 and White Springs Rd. in Bristol. Call (850) 509-0373. 12-4, 12-11 LOST: 13-month-old male cat, Last seen Wednesday night on Charlie McDow ell Rd. off of Peddie Rd. in Bristol. Chest and legs are white, and the rest of him is grey with a hint of orange Zeekie. Call (850) 447-3403. 11-27, 12-4 WANTED House cleaner in Calhoun County, call (850) 762-2222. 11-27, 12-4 Outside playground equip ment, slides, swings, play houses and forts, big riding toys that you just want to get rid of if they are in good shape. I will come pick them up. Also looking for a set of four 15 wheels aluminum or Ford Ranger. Call or text (850) 556-5992. 11-27, 12-4 Kitchen cabinets, in decent condition and reasonably priced. Call (850) 674-3264. Could the gentleman who called about cabinets for $175 last week please call again. 11-27, 12-4 EQUIPMENT & TOOLS Submersible pump with 100 ft. of pipe, electric wire and box, $120. Call (850 209-6306. 12-4, 12-11 Misc. 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BRISTOL 12820 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (ET), multi-family, furniture, baby changing table, household/ kitchen items, womens clothes 11-12 and 13-14, jrs 2-4 and girls and boys 24m 4T. 11370 N.W. SR 20, next to Family Dollar, Saturday, Dec. 7 starting at 9 a.m. Washer, dryers, tents, chil water heater, toys, what nots, mirrors, cabinets, sinks and lots more. BLOUNTSTOWN 17565 NE Charlie Johns St., Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. (CT) until. Multifamily. 17522 NE Margaret St., Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. (CT) until. Multi-family, lots of clothes and household items. 18327 NE Roy Golden Rd., Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7:30 a.m. 11 p.m. (CT) Home decor, desks, lamps, pic tures, bedding, curtains, household/kitchen items, Christmas decor, clothes and shoes. Multi-Family next to Quick Pic, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. (CT). 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 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 REAL ESTATE WANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Phone (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 4, 2013 by Michael DeVuyst, contributing writer COTTONDALE The Cottondale Hornets (8-4) magic season ended abruptly last Friday night. In their pre vious two playoff wins, the Hornets to pull off a victory. Coming into this game, the team had the reputation of being the fourth quarter comeback kids but Blountstown made sure there was no way to overcome a 42 point fourth possessions and scored two defensive touchdowns while forcing six Hornet turnovers. The Tigers raced to a 21 second quarter and 7 in the third for the 42-0 lead going into the fourth quarter. It took Blountstown just :32 seconds to Cottondale tried an onside kick to start the game but the ball was re covered by Tiger Tripp Taylor on the Blountstown 48. Two big runs by Co rin Peterson and JaVakiel Brigham and a penalty took the ball down to the the three-play drive with a 2 yard QB sneak. Andrew Bennett added the extra point and the Tigers jumped out to the 7-0 lead. The Tiger defense did what they have done all year and forced a quick three and out. A six yard punt by Cot position on the Cottondale 36. and goal from the 9. On the next play Alex Mayorga took the handoff and darted to the end zone. Bennetts kick made the score 14-0 Blountstown just 2:11 seconds into the game. Cottondale was able to scratch sion but that was all. C. Peterson re turned the Cottondale punt 31 yards to the Cottondale 38 and the Tigers were close to the red zone once again. Two A. Mayorga runs and Blountstown had a Two plays later H. Jordan raced to the right corner of the goal line and scored the Tigers third TD of the opening quarter. Bennetts kick pushed the score to 21-0 with 3:05 left in the Cottondale moved the ball on their next posses sion and kept the ball for 14 plays and moved down to the Tiger 8. After a penalty and a big sack by Brigham, the Hornets were pushed back to the Tiger 30 and faced a fourth and 27. Tanner Peacock intercept ed the fourth down pass and returned it to the Tiger 32. On the next play after the Hornet turnover, A. Mayorga ripped off a 60 yard run down the right sideline taking the ball to the Hor net 8. A Tiger penalty pushed the ball back 15 yards but two plays later H. Jordan found a wide open S. Peterson streaking up the left seam for a 16 yard TD catch. Bennetts kick put one more point on the scoreboard for the 28-0 lead with 5:30 left in the half. The opening half nightmare continued for the Hornets as they lost the ball after fumbling the en suing kickoff. The Tigers took over on the Hornet 34 but a penalty and a Hornet sack and the Tigers moved backwards and were forced to punt. H. Jordans punt was downed on the Cottondale 3. Cot tondale tried to pass the ball out of the shadow of its end zone but Tiger C. Pe terson stepped in front of the pass and returned it 5 yards for a TD and 35-0 halftime lead. Cottondale tried one last ditch effort to mount a scoring drive before the end of the half but the half ended with a Dylan Lee interception. Cottondale received the ball to open the second half and moved the ball down to the Tiger 32 with the help of a 15 yard penalty. Facing fourth and 8, Cottondale threw their fourth INT of the night and second one returned for a Tiger touchdown. S. Peterson jumped in front of the pass and outraced every one 75 yards down the left sideline for the 42-0 lead with 7:48 left in the third quarter. The Tigers substituted players for the rest of the game and Cottondale threatened to score only one more time midway through the third quarter. That of the night, this time by Chason Roul hac. Blountstown was led on offense by A. Mayorgas 108 yards on 9 carries. Brother J. Mayorga carried 4 times for 47. QB Hunter Jordan was 2-3 for 24 yards and 1 TD. On defense Tiger LB Anthony Wyrick led the way with 14 tackles. DTs Dewayne Laramore and Stephens Mathews had 13 tackles each and the Tigers recorded their eighth shutout of the season. The victory keeps the dream alive for the Tigers. The Tigers will return since the 2004 season. The Tigers fell short in that game to Fort Meade 4238. Blountstown (13-0) will face the Trenton Tigers (11-1) a 17-14 winner over Dixie Co. last week. That play off victory last week avenged Trentons only loss of the year coming from Di xie Co. back on Sept. 13 18-7. Trenton reached the Finals last year falling short to Northview 42-21. The Finals will be played in the Or lando Citrus Bowl on Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. (CT). Please make plans to attend and support your Blountstown Tigers as A Championship. More information about the game can be found at BHS TIGERS BHS Tigers Orlando-bound for Class LEFT: Tracy Carrillo (#56) zeros in on a Hornet player. RIGHT: A Hornet grabs for JaVakiel Brighams (#24) face mask. CENTER: A homemade sign informs Cottondale of their impending misfortune. BELOW RIGHT: Coach Johnson signals his team from the sidelines. BELOW LEFT: A Cottondale TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS