The Calhoun-Liberty journal

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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Calhoun Liberty journal
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The Liberty Journal, Inc.
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Bristol Fla
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Began in Sept. 1991.
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Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Sheriff's Log.....2 Community Calendar .........5 Commentary........8 Outdoors Down South.....9 Seniors honored with KISS banquet...............10 A birthday and a birth........7 Obituaries.........13 Tigers overcome Dawgs on the court.............12 Find a bargain in the Classieds.....................17 Dear Santa, I hope you have a good Christ mas day. This year for Christ mas I would like adult male and female bearded dragons and an Xbox one. I deserve these gifts because I have done all of my house by going to 234 Jiggy Rd, and I have lit up reindeer in the front yard. I hope you give more to the poor than me. Sinecerly, Elijah MathesALTHA 4TH GRADE by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorWhile some already got their bonuses and other school districts are still waiting, Liberty County teachers found a little something extra in their December checks. The school district had received funding earlier this year for pay raises but the details needed to be worked out and negotiated by the teacher's union, according to Liberty County School Superintendent Tony An derson. "The most anyone got was $2,183," he said. That with the school system more than one year but less than 25, he said. Eleven teachers, who had been on the job for at least 25 years, got $1,567 each. The school district's 13 new teachers each got an additional $467. Anderson added that the Liberty County School board also chipped in $100 per teacher. "It was a step in the right direction," according to the superintendent. "Our hope is to do something at some point in the school year for the non-instructional per sonnel," he said, but noted, "We have to look at the budget and see if we have enough money to do that." He added, "It depends on how our whole economy's going. We keep hearing the state is getting a surplus yet." The legislature pledged $480 million during the 2013 legislative session to reward teachers and thank them for their nationally-recognized efforts to raise student achievement, according to a news release "A majority of Florida school districts have ap proved a well-deserved pay raise for our outstand ing teachers. Working with the Legislature, we were proud to recognize the achievements of Florida stu dents by awarding teachers for their work. We will who are the backbone of our entire education system," said Gov. Scott. Fifty-two of the state's 67 school districts have ap proved pay raises for teachers. The pay raise didn't have to be negotiated in Calhoun County since the district does not have a teacher's union. School Superintendent Ralph Yoder recommended a 4.3% increase on net pay for all teachers, with taxes already deducted. Non-instructional staff received a 3% pay raise. The superintendent pointed out the raises did not in clude principals and directors. According to the Calhoun County School District ment of their pay raise, along with retroactive pay.Liberty Co. teachers get something extra in December checkThe pews were packed with dolls, games, movies and more treasures waiting to be put under the tree when volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Bristol met Friday to make sure this would be a special Christmas for many Liberty County children. Find out more about the Angels for Liberty project inside on page 3. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Dear Santa, I hope you dont forget all about Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like white high heels with polka dots on the inside, badasler (Bedaz zler), and pink sparkly high heels. I deserve those gifts be cause I have been good at home. by going to look for a purple house with green curtains. I Dont make any noise. I have dogs watching out. Sincerely, Brianna KroftALTHA 4TH GRADE THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50includes tax J OURNALW ednesday DEC. 25, 2013 Vol. 33 No. 52 Merry Christmas! Ange l s FOR L IBERTY A pair of mischievous elves try to sit quietly as they take part in the program A Pirates Christmas at Hosford School See more childrens letters to Santa on Page 6 & 11 A Christmas tree made up of a circle of light strands is reected in Lake Hilda in Blountstown. Ride out the old year on the train at Veterans Memorial Park. Special rides will be offered from 7 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. For more details, see page 5.

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 CALHOUN COUNTY Dec. 17Joshua Robert Sourbeck, grand theft, CCSO.Dec. 18Eric Blain Finley, out of county warrant, CCSO. Anthony Jerome Pou, VOP, CCSO. James Arthur Leavins, VOP, CCSO.Dec. 19Antonio Lamart Charleston, failure to appear, CCSO. Adrian Darrell Ash, no valid drivers license, CCSO.Dec. 20Tyler Ray Womble, failure to appear (out of county warrant), CCSO. James Michael Trickey, bur glary of a structure, petty theft, grand theft, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYDec. 17Tracy Maloy, serving week ends, LCSO.Dec. 19John Shaw, VOSP, LCSO.Dec. 20William Pierce, serving week ends, LCSO. Naomi Mann, serving week ends, LCSO.Dec. 21Tyler Ray Womble, failure to appear, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, LCSO.Dec. 22Tracy Maloy, serving week ends, LCSO. SHERIFFS LOG arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.CITATIONS ISSUED: Accidents ........................................................................1 ............................................................................3 Special details Business alarms ..............................................................................1 Residential alarms ..........................................................................0 ...............................................................................45 Dec. 16 through Dec. 22, 2013TALLAHASSEE In the wake of the wide spread Target data breach, Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitor Those who swiped debit or credit cards at Target These tips are intended to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, stated Attorney Consumers should follow these tips: Closely monitor credit and banking activity to identify any potential unauthorized transac Keep all receipts so you can cross-reference To place a fraud alert on your credit report or to check your credit report, call one of the three credit bureaus: If you suspect you are the victim of identity Merry Christmas Come Home to Rehab Blountstown Health & Rehab16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown Thanks for another great year, from Michael Corlett and the crew with CORLETTS ROOFING LLC We will be closed for Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25 and for New Years on Wednesday, Jan. 1. M. J.s Diner We will be closed on Tuesday & Wednes day, Dec. 24 & 25, and Wednesday Jan. 1 to be with our family during the holidays. & Torreya State Park Economic Impact Assessment for 2012-13 releasedNumerous models and software ex the economic impact of state parks, greenways and trails on Floridas and Parks used the Money Generation Model (MGM) designed and used by was designed to estimate economic Torreya State Park is your local State Park and the park celebrated a very agement works diligently to stimulate local economy while promoting local Assessment: Visitor Expenditures In Local Fiscal Year Expenditures: Total Jobs supported in Local and staff thank the community for your Unemployment rates by educational attainment, 12-month average ending November 2013 for Florida (not season ally adjusted): November unemployment rates 5.7 percent lower than a year agoFloridas seasonally adjusted uncentage point over the month, and November rate was the lowest jobless Floridians out of a labor Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment a year ago, the number of jobs in The unemployment rate in the (Calhoun,Holmes,Jackson,Libert centage points lower than the reRATES BY AGE RATES BY GENDER

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 / THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY JOURNAL Page 3 Merry Christmas from Chris, Stormy and Myah Wise and our staff Joey Wise, Travis Pitts, Sheila Cauley, Renee Ayres and Tonya Rollins. 20291 Central Ave West in Blountstown Phone 674-4359 As we celebrate the message of We are honored and blessed to serve people like you! Approximately 25 vol unteers helped in the distribution of toys for this years Angels for Liberty project at the former location of First Baptist Church of Bristol on Friday, Dec. 20. Many exciting things occurred over the course of the project. We are extremely pleased that we were able to serve over 125 children and 60 families in Liberty County. Angels for Liberty is a community-based program that brings the Liberty County Sheriffs office, local churches, Angels for Liberty project spreads Christmas cheer to 125 children in 60 families this year businesses and concerned citizens together to partner and help families that to experience the joy of children receiving toys, clothing and gifts at Christmas time. Sheriff Nick Finch was able to acquire 27 brand new bicycles from an organization in Panama City called Cops for Kids. While he was picking up the bikes, he encountered a lady that wanted to provide a number of collectible dolls to be given away to children. These are potentially valuable dolls that will be treasured for years to come by the families that receive them. In total we gave away over 35 bikes. Debbie Sheppard be came quite active and raised funds through cor porate sponsors in Liberty County. These funds were used solely to purchase clothing and toys for our participants. We had a number of individuals that sponsored some of our families directly. The Liberty County Ministerial Association and local churches also participated to provide workers and contribu tions. Our local chapter of the Lions Club provided volunteer hours and fruit baskets to our clients. Finally we were able to receive assistance from the Toys for Tots organization, which donated several hundred dollars worth of toys for our project. This donation helped to turn our project into a sensational event for kids in Liberty County. We believe that Toys for Tots will be a partner in the future. We are already beginning to think about the Angels for Liberty 2014 project. We want to thank all of you who helped.

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013In 1912, an enterprising exsponge diver, had a theater built and called it the Dixie. Open ing in April of 1913, he imported traveling theater troupes. In 1915, with the advent of motion pictures, the Dixie Theatre was converted to a motion picture house. The Dixie Theatre became the entertainment center for Franklin County and remained so until 1967, when it was closed, shuttered and left to fall in on itself. In 1992, Rex and Cleo Par tington came to St. George Island for vacation and wandered in to Apalachicola for dinner. In walk ing around the mostly boarded up town, they stumbled upon the Dixie Theatre remains and noticed the building next door. Planning to retire within the year, Rex Producing Artistic Director with the Barter Theatre in Abingdon Virginia, Rex and Cleo thought it was an omen since coinciden tally their daughters name was Dixie. They proceeded to move to Apalachicola with daughter Dixie in 1993 and purchase what was left of the property from the Making their Dixie Theatre debut, this big band ensemble, the Tallahassee Swing Band, has been playing the 40s, 50s and 60s classics and more for 24 years! Sure to help you relive the best of times, join us and tap, dance and sway to your hearts content on Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at the Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E in Apalachicola. For more informa tion call (850) 653-3200. ----------------------------------City of Apalachicola. In 1997 demolition and construction was started on the Theater and in 1998 the Dixie opened with Sylvia & Driving Miss Daisy. It is now one of only a few family-owned & operated profes sional equity theaters in America. The Dixie Theatre Foundation has produced over 40 professional theater productions, as well as nu merous musical events including the ever popular The Dixie Does Nashville series as well as Bob Milne Ragtime Piano. In January 2004, Rex turned over the operation of the Theater to daughter Dixie and in June of that year, the Dixie Theatre began showing movies for the 1st time in 37 years, and did so for 2 years in conjunction with live professional theater productions and music. Rex Partington, the last great gentlemen of the Theatre and cofounder of the Dixie, died in March 2006but left the Dixie Theatre as his legacy. Today the Dixie is still run by full-time professional volunteer Dixie Partington with help from Cleo. However, it should be noted that the Dixie Theatre would not be here today without the tireless vol unteer efforts of Jerry Hall, entrepreneur and local business owner (The Grill, Soda Fountain, Pot Lot, and Up the Creek Raw Bar). Due to limited funding and support, the Dixie is only able to offer a three month professional season running January March. We sometimes have other events scheduled during the year and these are generally posted here on the website. Call 850-653-3200 for more details.The Dixie Theatre Foundation, Inc. is all contributions to the DIXIE are tax at its best!Franklin County venue begins annual 3-month seasonTallahassee Swing Band makes Dixie Theatre debut Jan. 4 in Apalachicola Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. For more phone 643-1090. SUCCESS HEALTH PEACEen HOPE LOVE JOY Cataracts?Freedom from Smart Lenses SM Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna(2 Blks from Jackson Hospital) Daily Specials, Steak, Breakfast all day, Seafood, Mexican Cuisine & Ice Cream! Dine in or carry out (850)237-1500 A NTI Q UES Erma Jeans21539 N.E. Chester St. Hosford (850) 379-3323 50 % All Christmas Items! Thursday, Dec. 26 th through Sat., Jan. 4 th VINTAGE TREASURES ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENTS CRYSTAL CANDLES 20430 West Central Ave. in Blountstown Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 17324 Main Street N., Blountstown (850) 674-4557 We would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas GOLDEN PHARMACY Tell em you saw it in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal! The Tallahassee Swing BandToday's retirees recognize that an active retire ment tends to be more rewarding than simply sitting vast number of retirees who volunteer with various globe. The following are a handful of volunteering opportunities for those retirees who want to give back and make the most of their retirements. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY organization that builds and repairs homes for people in need. It has a program titled "Care-A-Vanners" in which volunteers typically spend two weeks traveling around the United States and Canada in rented RVs (retirees who own RVs may be able to drive their own vehicles) building and restoring homes. Volunteers must pay their own way and bring along their own supplies, such as work shoes, gloves, tool belts, and some tools (power tools are typically provided by the local Habitat for Humanity chapter), and free or lowcost RV parking is provided by Habitat for Human ity. Adventurous retirees who enjoy hitting the open of travel with their desire to give back. WORK WITH CHILDREN Many retirees, es pecially those without grandchildren or who live far children to be especially rewarding. The opportuni ties to work with kids are numerous, and retirees can choose a volunteering opportunity where their own life experiences come in handy. For example, retirees unteer their time at a local children's hospital, where they can assist families as they cope with a child's illness and spend time with the children themselves, whether's it's tutoring sick children, reading them sto ries or helping them understand their illnesses. Retirees with considerable experience in the busi ness world may want to work with a mentoring program that matches them up with career-minded youngsters. SERVICE VACATIONS Retirement is often seen as a time to travel and see the world, and many retir ees have started to combine that love of travel with service opportunities. Globe Aware, a 501(c)(3) non programs in international environments. Each activ ity aims to promote cultural awareness and promote sustainability in needy communities. Volunteers work as particularly pressing, interacting with the local residents in ways that are often impossible on more traditional vacations. MEALS ON WHEELS Retirees tend to have their mornings and afternoons free, making them ideal candidates to volunteer with programs such as to delivering nutritious meals to those with limited mobility who are unable to prepare their own meals. The program delivers more than one million meals per day across the United States, and Canada has its own meal delivery programs as well. Many Meals on Wheels volunteers are retirees, who can decide their level of involvement upon volunteering.Retirees have many opportunities for volunteer efforts

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DECEMBER 25, 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, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers RoadLocated at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-FTHE 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, 290The Jewels of Light Tour of the youth of St. Luke's. Jewels of Light Tour begins Jan. 5 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Marianna New Years Eve been busy the past few months. nut sales. New Year! Altha Girl Scout Troop 39 puts together holiday food packages Wednesday, Dec. 25 Thursday, Dec. 26 Friday, Dec. 27 Saturday, Dec. 28 Sunday, Dec. 29 Monday, Dec. 30 Tuesday, Dec. 31 MEETINGS Monday, Dec. 30AA, 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. 31 AA Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. BIRTHDAY Matthew Vickery BIRTHDAY Janie Combs ANNIVERSARY Monica and Noah WellesMovie Night,First Baptist Church of Bristol 7 p.m. (ET), showing "Unstoppable" National Fruitcake Day Card Playing Day New Years Eve train rides at Veterans Memorial Park

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 To Our Liberty County and City of BristolWASTE PRO CUSTOMERSDue to the New Year Holiday your solid waste pickup will be one day behind. Current days of service are Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. New Years Holiday service will be on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. No service on New Years Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1.Have a happy and safe holiday! As we spruce up our place for the holiday season we recall the many good friends who have helped to make us feel at ho-ho-home here Merry Christmas and many thanks.We be closed on Christmas dayDECK THE HALLS PHONE 762-3228 Waldorff Ace Hardware 25615 North Main Street Altha, FL 32421 Dr. Barry Edewaard 17521 MAIN ST. N Blountstown (850) 674-2020rd year, many thanks to you. For unto us a child is born Isaiah 9:6 To my Patients and Friends,Enjoy Christmas, its His birthday Enjoy life, its His way We wish you warm Christmas GREETINGS as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, Gods greatest gift to you and to me. The gift of SALVATION.Dr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard, Betty Pitts & Kayla Hires Dear Santa, I hope you are able to get the presents I want for Christmas this year without any trouble. This year for Christmas, I would like a phone, an iPod, and a video game called Call of Duty Ghost. I deserve those gifts because I have been being nice to my cousins and making good grades. traveling to Blountstown on Clemons Rd. I hope you like the cookies and milk.Dear Santa, I hope you have a jolly Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, the DS game Find the Items, and a bigger house, not a trailer, for Christmas. I deserve those gifts because I have been following directions and listening to my dad and Uncle James. the road by Moes Store in Altha FL and you can see my Christmas tree. You will have to use your Christmas key to get in on Black Bottom Rd. I hope you and your reindeer have a safe and jolly Christmas with Mrs. Claus too!A fourth grader, Shaylynn HarrelsonDear Santa, I hope you enjoy all the Christmas cookies and milk. This year for Christmas I would like a new 3DS, a Kindle Fire, and a new bike. I deserve those gifts because I have been good at home and at school. because you will smell the yummy homemade peppermint cookies. I hope you and your reindeer make it to everybodys house this year.Sincerely, Alexis WillisDear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like Call of Duty Ghost and an iPod with head phones. I deserve those gifts because I am good at school. because your reindeer will smell the cookies and I do not have a chimney. Make sure you have a key to get in the house. I hope you give everyone at least one present this year.Sincerely, T.J. TaylorDear Santa, I hope you have a mary Crismas. This year for Crismas I would like a 4 wheeler, a touch screen phone, and traveling to Chason looking for a house with red and green lights. I hope you have safe travels.Your friend, Heath SimsDear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2. I deserve those gifts because I do my chores, and clean the whole house. of Tam Kimbrel Lane, and I have lots of lights, and I have no chimney. I hope you travel safely to everyones homes.Sincerely, Charles RobinsonDear Santa, I hope you have a holly jolly Christ mas. This year for Christmas, I would like a video game called Call of Duty Ghosts and an Xbox one. I deserve those gifts because I have been good at home. smelling peanut butter cookies and peppermint hot chocolate. I hope you have safe travels.Your friend, R.J. SwitzerDear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like Call of Duty Ghost. I deserve this gift because I have been good at home. my house.Your pal, John McFallsDear Santa, I hope you dont get sick before Christmas. This year for Christmas and an Xbox one. I deserve those gifts because I have been controling my anger. cause are bikes are in a clomp and a red camero. I hope you put on a snug coat to keep from freesing.Yours truly, Ethan AmyxDear Santa, mas. This year for Christmas I would like a certain game called Call of Duty Ghosts and an Xbox one. I deserve those gifts because I have been good at home and have got one hundreds on my books on AR. to Altha, and looking for J.G. Rd. I dont have a chimmney so be sure to bring your Christmas key. I hope you travel safely to all the children that believe in you. Yours truly, Devan GodwinDear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a brand new Samsung tablet, a new pair of Miss Me jeans, and a pair of Michael Kors shoes. I deserve those gifts because I have been listening to my mom and not backtalking her. that I have choclate chip cookies and milk waiting for you on my kitchen counter and also carrots for your reindeer. I hope you and your rein deer have safe travels and a Merry Christmas!!Yours truly, Jadyn JemisonDear Santa, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a Play Station 3, bike, and a tablet. I deserve those gifts because I had been following the rules at home and have done all my chores. because I have peanut butter cook ies and milk. I hope you and your reindeer have a safe travel and a Merry Christmas.Dear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like the Xbox 360 and 2 four-wheelers. I deserve those gifts because I have made the AB Honor Roll. traveling to Barkstale Lane and there will be a tan house with Christmas lights. I hope you have a jolly Christ mas. Sincerely, Garrett MartinDear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas season. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet and an electric scooter. I deserve those gifts because I have been behaving at home and school. I live in a white house. I hope you have a jolly Christmas. Love, Trenton Anderson I deserve those gifts because I have done what my mom wants me to do at the house. because I am the only child on the block. I have two wreaths and a big tree lights with bulbs in the middle hanging on the porch. Thank you for last years presants.Your friend, Emily MaloyDear Santa, I hope you have a thrilling Christ mas. This year for Christmas I would like a puppy, a touch screen phone and $100 dollars. I deserve those gifts because I have not been misbehaving and I have been waking up early. for a house with a big truck, tan car and a green garage. I hope you eat good on Christmas night.Sincerely, Kylie MazzareseDear Santa, I hope you have a jolly Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a laptop, a slide phone, and a tablet. I deserve those gifts because I do my chores at home when I am told. because I will have a snowman on the top of my roof. Thank you Santa for last years holly jolly Christmas.Your friend, Autumn NicholsDear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a laptop, a slide phone, and an iPod. I deserve those gift because I have made good grades in school. because I will have a bunch of lights around my house and yard, and I will have bells on my front door. Thank you Santa for the presents from last year. Your friend, Jacklyn JohnsonDear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a new LSU football, an Xbox one I deserve those gifts because I have been helping around the house and I have good grades. Dear Santa...from Miranda Rehbergs 4th grade class at Altha School

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 / THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY JOURNAL Page 7 Chief Mark Mallory and the Blountstown Police Department would like to thank C& C Pawn Shop, Ramsey Piggly Wiggly, Mike Blackburn Welding, Wal-Mart Super Center in Marianna, McDougald's BP Service and Tire Center, Blountstown Drugs and SRO Eddie Dalton for their generous donations in sponsoring the Christmas Bicycle Safety Program at Blountstown Elementary School. Through your donations, we were able to purchase 24 bi cycles and distribute them during this annual event. helmets to the bicycle recipients. Students were also presented a program on Bicycle Safety and the importance of wearing helmets and pads. We greatly appreciate everyone that helped make this event a huge success and are grateful for your many contributions to our community. Sincerely, Chief Mark Mallory & the BPD Staff CARMEN MARTINCarmen Martin celebrated her ninth birthday on Saturday, Dec. 21 with an FSU birthday party along with family and friends. She is the daughter of Amanda Phillips of Bristol and Casey and Maggie Martin of Clarksville. She enjoys playing with her Barbie dolls, going shopping and playing with her cousin, Molly. Birthday MATTHEW JOHNATHAN ADAM HARVELLBubba and Joanna Harvell of Bristol are proud to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Johnathan Adam Harvell born Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and measured 19 inches long. His grandparents include Louise Tipton and Floyd Harvell, Sr., both of Bristol and Patricia Marshall of Steinhatchee. His siblings are Mikey, Crystal and Elyssah. His uncle is John El Tipton of Bristol and aunt and uncle, Rachel and Oren Revell of Bristol. Birth Announcement Blountstown PD gives bikes to 24 kids I recall distinctly being kicked from bed, the ways youd try to scare me, and how Id hide my were never my fault Im sure you know thats true, I took good care of all your things like I was supposed to do! So why, when youre away from me, am I so sad and blue...or have a joy or problem, just have to talk to you? Its cause Ill always need you, My love will never end Youre that rare and special part of me... MY SISTER AND MY FRIEND!Merry Christmas, Vyki! I love you! Violet (Violet Ammons) Sisters are Forever MESSAGE OF APPRECIATIONWe would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our family and friends of Calhoun and Lib erty County for all of your prayers dur ing our son, Johnnys unexpected open a couple of setbacks but everyone kept the prayers coming and no words can express the real Thank you. Prayers do change good progress now to which we can all give God the praise for keeping him. To all of you our love, the Sykes and Thomas families 20370 NE Burns Ave., Blountstown (850) 674-5411 (850) 237-3000 & FROM THE STAFF AT CALHOUN-LIBERTY HOSPITAL & PRIMARY CARE CLINIC

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.Political correctness is in full swing this holiday season. Kids cant even call Santas helpers elves anymore. They have to be known as un documented little people. JAY LENOSaturday is the shortest day of the year. As a matter of fact, its so short that Sunday begins in about 20 minutes. DAVID LETTERMANA big movie opened today The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I want to see it because I love movies about tiny people. In fact, Ill see anything that stars Tom Cruise. CRAIG FERGUSONIn a new interview, Oprah said shes glad she never had kids because they would probably hate her. Seriously? She gives away free cars and lets people jump on the couch. I mean, she sounds fun to me. JIMMY FALLONIt seems that personal information on nearly 40 million Target customers was stolen this week by hackers. Target customers are outraged and the NSA is really impressed. JAY LENOA lot of people like to throw tinsel on their tree. The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, likes to throw spaghetti on his tree. DAVID LETTERMANI read The Hobbit. Its not that long. How did di rector Peter Jackson take a short book and turn it into a long-winded story that goes on forever? He probably talked to Regis Philbin. CRAIG FERGUSON Somebody actually did a study that found that because of his hard-drinking lifestyle, the char acter James Bond would live to be only 56 years old. When men heard that they were like, Yeah, Id take that deal. JIMMY FALLONThe Washington Redskins have benched quaryear in Washington, showed incredible prom ise, and then the whole thing fell apart. To which President Obama said, Tell me about it JAY LENODid you see the NBCs The Sound of Music last weekend? Theyre going show it again on Saturday, and this time they have added that phony sign language interpreter guy. DAVID LETTERMANMajor League Baseball announced a new rule that bans intentional collisions at the plate. Or as thats also known, the only exciting thing that happens in baseball. JIMMY FALLONIts hard to believe its already been a year since the last Hobbit movie. Maybe because that last one felt like it was 11 months long. CRAIG FERGUSON WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift The surveillance deterrentWASHINGTON President George W. FCC is credited with an idea to unite AmericaAMERICAN COLORby Mark ShieldsPundit Mark Shields has been 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.

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Imagine living outside covered in urine and feces   your skin is hurt ing so bad with no relief, there are vive around you and your mother has to struggle to keep you safe. There is little food or fresh water and That is the world that Lincoln grew up in. He was one of over 200 animals that were dumped or born to those that were dumped at the end of a dead-end street. There was no one to care for them, and they all suffered from disease. The county was without an animal control agency, so they slipped through the cracks for a long time. Finally Alaqua stepped in and rescued Lincoln and got him the food and medical care he need ed. Unfortunately even after his physi cal wounds healed he was left with emotional scars. Lincoln had serious trust issues, and was too afraid to even walk well on a leash. Volunteers and staff worked with him and saw some slow progress, but the decision Unconditional Love training program at Calhoun Correctional Work Camp to get him the more intensive training that he needed. Lincoln proved to be a voracious learner and has mastered the ba sic commands taught at the program. He has also shown himself to be loving and devoted to his main caregiver, although he may never be a truly social animal with strangers. He loves other dogs! If you are an individual who is interested in having a compan ion who views you as the center of his universe, and who would love to share your quiet home life, Lincoln would be the perfect dog for you! If you would like more informa tion about adopting Lincoln or if you would like to sponsor his training, please visit his page on our website at https://www.alaquaanimalrefuge. org/Forest?frsid=373. Adoptables from Alaqua Animal RefugeAlaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: www.AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org/HowToHelp HELLO!My name isLINCOLN Its Christmastime, so I wanted to come up with a good holiday themed story that would help us all get into the spirit of the season. I failed. However, thinking about Christmas automatically made me think about my mother who was quite possibly the biggest fan Christmas ever had. So in her honor, here are some random mem ories that put a smile on my face all year long: Mama was a faithful Chris tian woman, but she was still a bit superstitious sometimes. For instance, her Christmas tree absolutely had to come down before New Years Day. I never under stood why it was bad luck, but as I think about it, having a dried out hazard if nothing else. Occasionally, Mama would treat us to an old family saying she had learned from parents or grand parents. Most were taken from the Bible, but a couple of my favorites came from somewhere else en tirely. Especially around Christmas, if I wished for something, she would instinctively quote her father: You may wish for horns, son, but youre gonna die butt-headed." Then there was the time, early in our marriage, when Mama came to visit Mary and me. After trying to cut a tomato with a dull knife, she gave us a frustrated look and said: There may be a killin in this house, but it wont be a cuttin. Ive noticed a lot more people lic these days. That would have ured all camo was dirty, even if was brand new. Once, I put on a pair of pants that came straight out of the dryer and walked into the living room. Dont sit on the couch with those pants on, she said. I explained that she had just washed and dried them herself. Well . still . Id rather you sit on the bar stool. Ive always felt a little guilty about the times Id come home from FSU for a visit and Mama would send me back with a $20 bill. She would always say, Heres you a little something to spend at the Sweet Shop, and I would agree to do just that. What she didnt know is that, by the time I got there, the Sweet Shop also sold beer. In order to keep my older broth ers from destroying all my Christ mas toys, there would be one pres ent under the tree labeled simply, The Boys. This was usually a toy airplane or something else that required assembly and was meant to be used outdoors. As she was looking for such a toy one Christ mas, the clerk asked her the age of the little boy she was shopping for. She replied, My little boys are be tween 14 and 30. No matter how old we get, Mama made sure all of us will always love the holiday season almost as much as she did. Merry Christmas!Christmas: Mamas most favorite time of the year JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew generations of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. His columns can also be found on his blog, outdoorsdownsouth.com. New FWC buoy in Tampa Bay to aid water quality and monitor algal bloom A new buoy deployed this month by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in Old Tampa Bay collects continuous water quality informa tion to help researchers learn more about conditions that trigger harmful algal blooms. monitoring efforts, said Alina Corcoran, who heads harmful algal bloom research at the FWC. It collects data autonomously, allowing us to gather data without to the buoy remotely. complements existing long-term monitoring efforts in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties by capturing short-term changes in water quality. The buoy features a next-generation system that continuously transmits underwater information such as water temperature, salinity, clarity and dissolved oxygen. It also monitors Above the surface, the buoy has a weather station that collects information such as rainfall and wind speed and direction. This type of monitoring is critical to help scientists understand the factors that lead to harmful algal blooms in the system. The harmful algal species Pyrodinium bahamense has bloomed annually in Old Tampa Bay in recent years, yet the drivers of blooms are still not entirely understood. Mama would want me to be clear that butt-headed meant without antlers when she said it. ADOPT A PET through the JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS!

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 / THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY JOURNAL Page 11 Letters from the students in Cindy Aldays fourth grade class at Altha School Dear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas. This year for Christmas, I would like a phone, a pair of shoes and a robot dog that I can train. I deserve those gifts because I have made the AB Honor Roll. houses together. I hope you make it to all the kids houses this year. A fourth grader, Ceceilia ChastainDear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like Call of Duty Ghost and a Wave basketball. I deserve those gifts because I have been doing my chores at home. ing to Altha, and looking for the house with two fourwheelers in front. I hope you have a safe Christmas year. Yours truly, Dear Santa, I hope you are getting ready to deliver presents. This year for Christmas. I would like a Kindle Fire HD, Pandora charms for my bracalet, and a new 4 wheeler. I deserve those gifts because I have made all As in school and I have been wonderful. down 275 South and on our front porch there is a white Christmas tree. I hope you Sincerely, Breanna ClemonsDear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas this year. I want Call of Duty original game. I deserve those gifts because I have gone to church. Sincerely, Owen WellsDear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas, I would like a Kindle Fire, a lap top, and an I phone. I deserve those gift because I have been listening to my mom and been good at school. Santa, outside this year. I hope you have a holly Sincerely, Phoebe MooreDear Santa, I hope you have a jolly Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like an Ipod, Call of Duty Ghost, and Assassins Creed Black Flag. I deserve those gifts because I have my house because I have a tan house with lights on the roof. I hope you give me and all the other kids lots of gifts.Your Pal, Logan Martin Dear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas day. This year for Christmas I would like and Iphone, mega nerf, and Call of Duty Ghost video game. I deserve those gifts because I have been listening in school. Santa, you Christmas lights this year. I hope you have a holly ChristmasYour friend, Jared Middleton Dear Santa, I hope you ready to deliver presents. This year for Christmas I would like Snow boots, bubble wrap, and some chocolate coal that I got last year. I deserve those gifts because I have not been misbehaving and make Boston Rd. It doesnt have a chimney so mama will leave the key outside. I hope you have a safe trip delivering presents.Sincerely, Liliana PerkinsDear Santa, I hope you have a awesome Christmas. This year for Christmas, I would like a bow, an Xbox 360, and a dirt bike. I deserve these gifts because I have been good at home. Rd it will have a wheel chair ramp. I hope you have a holly jolly Christmas. Sincerely, Kyle SkeenDear Santa, I hope you have a good Christmas night. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, new nike shoes, Call of Duty Ghost. I deserve those gift because I have been listening to traveling to my house in Altha on Drifting wind lane. I hope you and your reindeer have a good Christmas. Im a fourth grader.Sincerely, Ronnie YawnDear Santa, I hope you have almost all the presents done. This year for Christmas I would like a pair of boots, go-cart, and a toolbox for my daddy. I deserve those gifts because I have been doing my chores and doing good traveling to Altha, Finding Black Bottom Road and my house is in the middle of trees. I hope Love, Hanna StewartDear Santa, I hope you are almost ready for Christ mas. This year for Christmas, I would like a Ds, a new pair of shoes, and a computer. I deserve those gifts because I have been paying attention in school, and listening because I have the most Christmas lights in the neighborhood. I hope you get to all of the children in the world.Sincerely, Jolie NicholsDear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, a PS3, and college size football. I deserve those gifts because I have been taking care of my little brother and I have been doing my chores at home. Santa, you will and your reindeer get to my house safely this year. Sincerely, Jacob CauleyDear Santa, I hope you have fun delivering pres ents. This year for Christmas I would like an xbox and a Dsi. I deserve those gifts because I cleaned the house without no house by traveling to Fountain, Flordia. I hope you and the reindeer have ate enough cookies and drank enough milk.Your friend, Brooklyn BrookshireDear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a tablet and my stocking full of candy. I deserve those gifts because I have been listening at home and at school. Santa, third trailer on the right. I hope you have a safe trip around the world. Sincerely, Austin BrooksDear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a new 3DS. I deserve the gift because I have been helping my family out. Santa, you trim and my green roof. I hope you can Sincerly, Xander StoutDear Santa, How are you? I hope things are going well for you at the North Pole. How are your elves? I hope they are all working hard. I was excited to meet claudette yesterday. I hope she told you how good player you gave me last year I have had so much fun with it. This year I would like a Samsung galaxy 4. I deserve this be cause I have been good this year. I hope you stay safe this year. Sincerely, Matthew P.S. My house is the biggest house!Altha Middle and Senior FFA Chapters hosted the Sub-District FFA Career Development Events (CDE) at Altha Church of God on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Altha FFA was well represented. Max Scott Prepared Public Speaking CDE with a speech on Bees. Noah Reagan, Braeden Raper, Morgan Raper and School Opening and Closing Ceremonies CDE. Driving CDE. Graham Bruner took home second place in the Creed Speaking CDE, while Caylynn Reeder placed third. Jacob and Max will advance to the District level and compete for a chance at the State Contest in June. Rachel Williams was also elected as the Sub-District Chairman. These students worked hard to achieve these honors and represented Altha School extremely well.Altha FFA Chapters host recent District FFA events

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The Blountstown Tigers took a 76-58 win over the visiting Liberty County Bulldogs Saturday night in Blountstown. ABOVE: Dimitri Simmons (#3) looks to pass as Kenny Godwin (#2) attempts to steal. LEFT: Jarrod Beckwith (#4) goes in for the lay up. RIGHT: Corin Peterson (#15) goes up for a jump shot. BELOW LEFT: Chance Peterson (#13) makes an effort to keep Bryan Middlebrooks (#10) from scoring. BELOW RIGHT: Garrett Swier (#3) receives a baseline pass.DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOSAltha Wildcats Basketball Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 BASKETBALL Tigers take 76-58 win over Bulldogs from Matthew Nichols, Altha Wildcats Basketball CoachThe Altha Wildcats split the two games they played last week to give them a record of (8-2). First, the Wildcats faced Poplar Springs on Monday, Dec. 16. The JV Cats fell to the Atomics 45-29. Dylan Hill led all scorers with 20 points. Hunter Young scored 3. Jaylon Hall and Jordan Sumner contributed 2 apiece. Johnny Sewell and Jay Yon each had 1 point. The Varsity Cats took the court next and came away with a 55-28 victory. Kent Rogers led all Wildcat scorers with 14 points, 8 assists, and 5 steals. Art Platts recorded 10 points. Nick Young had 9 points. Zac Morris, Saw yer O'Bryan, and Johnny Aaron each had 6 points. Morris also grabbed 10 rebounds. P.J. Iler scored 3 and Kyler Dew had 1 point. On Friday, the Wildcats traveled to take on the Wildcats of Bethlehem. The JV Cats fell by a score of 40-30. Dylan Hill led all scorers with 17 points. Jaylon Hall scored 9. Johnny Sewell and Jay Yon had 2 apiece. The Varsity was also unable to come away with a victory. They were defeated by a score of 48-43. P.J. Iler led the Wildcats with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Kent Rogers had 12 points and 3 steals. Nick Young scored 9 points. Zac Morris added 6 points. Kyler Dew and Art Platts had 2 apiece. The Cats really didn't play well in any aspect of the game. They shot 25% and didn't rebound very well. Hard to win when you have a game like that. The Wildcats have a big district game against a tough well-coached Cottondale team at their place on Monday, Dec. 30 at 5:30/7 p.m. Come out and support the boys. W.R. Tolar Bulldogs beat the Blountstown Tigers by 1 point in the district tournament playoffs on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The score was a nail-biting 28-27. This was Coach Buzzy Lewis' last game before he retires after 36 years of service to the Liberty County School District. Coach Lewis will truly be missed by all players throughout his coaching career. Coach Lewis last game

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 / THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY JOURNAL Page 13 We are here for you should the need arise.Open Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday by appointment Closed Sunday WARM WISHES FOR A Merry Christmas& Happy New Year Comerford Memorial ServiceMEMORIALS MAUSOLEUMS BURIAL VAULTS MARKERSLOCATED AT 7871 HWY. 90, SNEADS (800) 369-6828 We know for a lot of people the holiday season is we have lost and surround ourselves with the ones we still have and love. Let us remember that Christmas thankful for our family. We hope that the holiday From our family to yours... Happy Holidays 674-5449 or 643-5410 Charles McClellan Funeral Home Call us in Liberty County. Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994 You Can Trust and Depend On! Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory T upperware CALL BETH EUBANKS, (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 Hwy. 65 S Sumatra A little out of the way, A lot less to payFamily Coastal Seafood Restaurant WERE OPEN Come see us for the best seafood at the best price! CLJ News.COM OBITUARIES The spirit of giving can be a wonder ful thing to embrace and can help people to feel good about helping others. While most charities are legitimate entities, there are others that prey on the gener osity of others. Some donors might be surprised to learn their donations are not always going to a worthy cause. Men and women can easily be over whelmed by charity solicitations at cer tain times of the year and not know how to differentiate worthy charities from the ones that may not be legitimate. Donors should employ responsible giving by researching charities and ensuring their money is well spent on those truly in need. Don't give on a whim. Impulse giving can be irresponsible, as such dona tions might not be going to help those in need. In addition, when giving im pulsively, donors may unknowingly be offering money to scammers preying on the well-intentioned. Research a charity before making any donations, carefully examining its targeted goals and how your donation is likely to be spent. Do not give over the telephone. Telemarketing campaigns to solicit donations are not necessarily dishonest, but pro spective donors should never give their personal information over the phone. If a telemarketer's pitch impresses you, po litely request that information be mailed to your home or ask for the charity's Web site address and learn more about the charity there. Giving personal informa tion over the phone is risky, as potential donors may not know if the person they're speaking with is truly a representative of a charity or a criminal attempting to steal their identities. Even if the telemarketer is legitimate, chances are he or she works charity, so some of your donation will be going to pay the telemarketer even if you want the entirety of your donation to go to the charity itself. Making a direct donation through the company's Web site or sending a check directly to the charity eliminates the middle person, ensuring more of your money is going toward the cause you want to support. cords. Reputable charities should have formation with prospective donors, who should not hesitate to ask for these nances, make sure it is devoting at least 75 percent of its budget to its programs and services, avoiding charities that are spending too much money on administrative services and fundraising. All charities will need to reserve funds for administrative services, fundraising ef forts and additional operating costs, but those costs should not exceed 25 percent of the organization's budget. Don't be afraid to concentrate your giving. Many charities support many worthy causes, and it can be hard for well-intentioned donors to decide which charity is most deserving of their dona tions. But spreading smaller donations around several charities can make it dif of your gift. More money will be spent processing each donation, reducing the potential impact of each gift along the way. Once you have discovered and fully dent, don't be afraid to make that char ity the lone recipient of your charitable donations. Give in the off-season. Many chari ties receive the bulk of their donations during the holiday season, when the spir it of giving and potential tax deductions compel many men and women to make their donations. But charities need just as much money to operate throughout the rest of the year as they do come the holiday season. If money is tight during the holiday season, don't hesitate to give during the off-season. Your donation will be just as valued in July as in December, and you won't be forced to make room for charitable donations in your holiday budget. Tips on how to make charitable donations responsiblyBLOUNTSTOWN Joseph Francis Kinville, 77, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Blountstown. He was born Dec. 18, 1936 to the late Francis and Amelia Lane Kinville of Saginaw, MI. In his younger days, he was a farmer. He and his wife, Gladys moved to Blountstown over 20 years ago. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include by his wife, Gladys; several nieces, Barbara Gibof Middleburg and Wilma Hensley of Bowling Green; other extended family. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at Adams Funeral Home. Services will be held on Monday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condo lences may be made at adamsfh.com. JOSEPH FRANCIS KINVILLE BLOUNTSTOWN Levi S. Whitehead, Jr., 82 of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Blountstown. He was born on Aug. 13, 1931 in Swanton, VT and had lived in Blountstown for the past 19 years, coming from Mt. View, NY. He was a retired Machine Opera States Army. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Linda Whitehead of Blount stown; two sons, Stanley Whitehead and of Rich ard Whitehead, both of Amenia, NY; one stepson, Darin Laundry of Dover ters, Anna Whitley and her husband, Gordon of Was saic, NY, Barbara Forrest of Dover Dothan, AL; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. No services are planned. Memori alization will be by cremation. stown is in charge of the arrange ments. LEVI S. WHITEHEAD, JR. James Roy Morris, 83, of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 He was born on Nov. 16, 1930 in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. He was a retired millwright Company in Birmingham, AL. He serving in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Dixie Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Morris. Survivors include his wife, Winona Morris of Gary Morris and his wife, one grandson, Tillman Morris of Services were held Saturday, Dec. Home Chapel with Reverend Allen was by cremation. stown is in charge of the arrange ments. JAMES ROY MORRIS

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 17555 Main St. N., BLOUNTSTOWN (850) 674-9200 CLOSED Dec. 24 & 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1st Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is Love.& Happy New Year! from the staff of The CalhounLiberty JournalAND CLJNews.comWishing you the best of the Christmas season and a safe and Happy New Year! by Sheila Dunning, UF/IFAS Okaloosa County ExtensionSelecting and decorating a Christmas Tree also means its almost time to select another type tree, one for your home or neighborhood. The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is Arbor Day 2014. Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, so the next one is Jan. 17, 2014. Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting April 10, 1872 in the state of Nebraska. Today, every state and many countries join in the recognition of trees impact on people and the environment. Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of the earths greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful. A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four. The idea for Arbor Day in the U.S. began with Julius Sterling Morton. In 1854, he moved from Detroit to t he area that is now the state of Nebraska. J. Sterling Morton was a journalist and nature lover who noticed that there were virtually no trees in Nebraska. He wrote and spoke about environmental stewardship and encouraged everyone to plant trees. Morton emphasized that trees were needed to act as windbreaks, to stabilize the soil, to provide shade, as well as, fuel and building materials for the early pioneers to prosper in the developing state. In 1872, The State Board of Agriculture accepted a resolution by J. Sterling Morton to set aside one day to plant trees, both forest and fruit. On April 10, 1872 one million trees were planted in Nebraska in honor of several other states passed legislation to observe Arbor Day. By 1920, 45 states and territories celebrated Arbor Day. Richard Nixon proclaimed the last Friday in April as National Arbor Day during his presidency in 1970. Day, usually at a time of year that has the correct clima tological conditions for planting trees. For Florida, the ideal tree planting time is January, so Floridas Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday of the month. Similar events are observed throughout the world. In Israel it is the Tu B Shevat (New Year for Trees) on January 16, 2014. Germany has Tag des Baumes on April 25. Japan and Korea celebrate an entire week in April. Even, Iceland, one of the most treeless countries, in the world observes Students Afforestation Day. Trees planted on Arbor Day show a concern for future generations. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow and some day provide wood products, wildlife habitat erosion control, shelter from wind and sun, beauty, and inspiration for ourselves and our children. generations they provide beauty, stormwater and sound abatement, and of course fresh air and oxygen.It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor Day thoughtfully, for within your lifetime the nations need of trees will become serious. We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted. ~Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 Arbor Day Now that your Christmas tree is up, its time to think about another tree It may have rained before the parade, but at least it didnt rain on it...in fact, the lights as the Liberty County Christmas Parade made its way through Bristol. splashing in a water puddle while waiting for the proces sion to start. WINNERS: Bristol Pentecostal Holiness went to the Liberty County School District. CalhounLiberty Hospital took third Rain lets up before parade lines up

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 39-2012-CA000029 LOAN CARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BRYAN GODWIN VICKIE GODWIN, UNKNOWN TENANT 1, UNKNOWN TENANT 2, Defendants. ______________________ / NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final December 5, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 39-2012-CA000029 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Liberty County, Bristol, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Liberty County Courthouse, Highway 20, Bristol, FL. 32321 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 28th day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Begin at the Southwest comer of Section 1, Township 2 South, Range 6 West, Liberty County, Florida; Thence along said section line, North 00 Degrees 40 Minutes 46 Seconds East 1,669.71 Feet for The Point of Beginning: Thence continue along said section line North 00 Degrees 40 Minutes 46 Seconds East 215.55 Feet; Thence South 89 Degrees 19 Minutes 14 Seconds East 737.11 Feet; Thence South 01 Degrees 06 Minutes 50 Seconds West 1,045.29 Feet; Thence North 89 Degrees 19 Minutes 14 Seconds West 329.19 Feet; Thence North 00 Degrees 40 Minutes 46 Seconds East 829.71 Feet; Thence North 89 Degrees 19 Minutes 14 Seconds West 400.00 Feet to The Point of Beginning. Together with that certain non-exclusive perpetual easement and road right of way as follows: Com mencing at the Southwest comer of Section 1, Township 2 South, Range 6 West. Liberty County, Florida; Thence run East along the South Section Line, 945 Feet for The Point of Beginning; Thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West a distance of 783.05 Feet; Thence along a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00 Feet, an arc distance of 37.21 Feet, and being subtended by a chord of 35.48 Feet at North 30 Degrees 27 Minutes 28 Seconds West; Thence North 60 Degrees 54 Minutes 56 Seconds West a distance of 213.33 Feet; Thence North 01 Degrees 06 Minutes 50 Seconds East a distance of 73.60 Feet; Thence South 60 Degrees 54 Minutes 56 Seconds East a distance of 247.85 Feet; Thence along a curve to the right having a radius of 100.00 Feet, an Arc distance of 106.32 Feet, and being subtended by a chord of 101.38 Feet at South 30 Degrees 27 Minutes 28 Seconds East; Thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East a distance of 783.05 Feet; Thence North 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds West a distance of 65.00 Feet to The Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis in 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of December, 2013. Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell B. Summers Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to ap pear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 577-4444 or through the Flor ida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address ministration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225,Tallahassee, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Cirfor the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC 110 SE 6TH STREET FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 BRYAN GODWIN, A/KIA BRI AN K. GOODWIN 19418 NE BUCKRIDGE LN HOSFORD, FL 32334 VICKIE GODWIN 19418 NE BUCKRIDGE LANE HOSFORD, FL 32334 CURRENT RESIDENTS 19418 NE BUCKRIDGE LANE HOSFORD, FL 3233412-18, 12-25 -----------------------------------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 39-2012-CA000200 BANK OF AMERICA N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MANNIE STAFFORD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MANNIE STAFFORD; CENTENNIAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WAKULLA BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PAR TIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. ______________________ / NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 5, 2013 entered in Civil Case No.: 39-2012-CA-000200, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for LIBERTY County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA N.A., is Plaintiff, and MANNIE STAFFORD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MANNIE STAFFORD; CENTENNIAL BANK, SUC CESSOR BY MERGER TO WAKULLA BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. KATHY BROWN, Clerk of the Court, shall sell to the high est bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., on the front steps of the Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 N.W. SR 20 BRISTOL, FL 32321 on the 14th day of January, 2014 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DE GREES 55 MINUTES 00 SEC ONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 379-D, A DISTANCE OF 466.90 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY 100.13 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DE GREES 00 MINUTES 45 SEC ONDS WEST 150.02 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE, THENCE RUN 89 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST 99.93 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 150.18 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of: 11431 NW Summer Road, Bristol, Florida 32321 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to tled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens ay claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 12, 2013. Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell Summers Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI TIES ACT, IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOM MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERKS OFFICE AT 850643-2215 (OR THROUGH THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, TDD BY DIALING 7-1-1) LIBERTY COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 10811 NW SR 20, P.O. BOX 399, BRISTOL, FL 32321 WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF RECEIPT OF YOUR HEARING NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771.12-18, 12-25 -----------------------------------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000213CA JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AD ALL, et.al. Defendant(s), ______________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF DORIS O. STEWART A/K/A/ DORIS JOSEPHINE STEWART whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the follow ing property: you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before January 18, 2014 (30 days from Date of First Publithe original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 10th day of December, 2013. Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell B. Summers Deputy Clerk ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 CONGRESS AVENUE, SUITE 100 BOCA RATON, FL 3348712-18, 12-25 ----------------------------------------------PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISIONCASE NO. 13000156CAMXAXM&T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JEREMY WAYNE BOWMAN, et.al. Defendant(s). ______________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Decem ber 5, 2013 and entered in 13000156CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Lib erty County, Florida, wherein M&T BANK, is the Plaintiff. and JEREMY WAYNE BOWMAN; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s) Kathleen Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Front Door 10818 NW State Road 20, Bristol, FL 32321, at 11:00 AM on January 21, 2014 the fol lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judg ment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK B, NEALS SUBDIVISION NEAR BRISTOL, FLORIDA, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH WAS PLATTED BY NEAL LUMBER AND MANU FACTURING COMPANY, BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA AS PER PLAT ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LIBERTY COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must ter the sale. Dated this 5th day of December, 2013 Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell Summers Deputy Clerk 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 provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-090212-25, 1-1-14 DRIVERSDedicated Southern Lanes & OTR!All miles PAID (loaded & empty)Or Walk Away Lease: NO money down NO credit checkTelephone (888) 880-5911 Home EVERY Weekend!12-25-13 9 positions Temporary/Seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting and pre paring plants for sale, from 2/15/2014 to 12/15/2014 at D. R. Snell Nursery, Inc., Fred erick Co., MD. Three months previous experience required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $10.87/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of resi dence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #308920. J O B S SUBSCRIBE TO THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALSend your name & mailing address to us at The Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321, along with a check for $18 and well get your subscription started!PER YEAR $18

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 ABOVE: John Watson, vice-president of Florida Artist Blacksmith Asso ciation from Wakulla Station, uses a portable band saw to cut the steel into manageable pieces as he, along with Danny Willis of Crawfordville, teach a blacksmith class Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Panhandle Pioneer the coals in order to make steel malleable. Rivet forges were given their name because they were used to heat up rivets that held steel girders together in the construction of skyscrapers. BELOW: Students listen as Watson instructs the class. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY CLOSED Christmas Day and New Years Day Check out our daily lunch specials! From our family to yours ... Blacksmith Class at the Settlement

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 / THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY JOURNAL Page 17 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90 M & W SELF STORAGE RRENTALsS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. MISC. ITEMS Youth jeans: Miss Me An gel Wing, size 14, $30. Call (850) 643-4362. 12-25, 1-1MD Sports Foosball table, $60; Sheridan antique cof brass antique ice bucket, $20; miscellaneous chil drens Christmas toys. Call (850) 447-0268. 12-18, 12-252009 Go Kart/Dune Bug gy, black, sharp, seats with lights, wired for music, in cludes an area for packages or a dog. Paid $6,000, asking $1,500. Call (850) 6748071. 12-18, 12-25Miscellaneous coolers, Call (850) 643-7144. 12-18, 12-25American Gladiators Body Plus Weight Bench, 50 in and leg attachments, press function, incline and other 5443. 12-18, 12-25 FURNITURE Bar stools, three, with black seats, $20 for the set. Call (850) 762-3455. 12-18, 12-25Shaving stand with mirror, antique, $50; Buffet set, three piece, $20. Call (850) 447-0268. 12-18, 12-25Glass table, includes two chairs, $50. Call (850) 6743264. 12-18, 12-25Lots 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 Electric stove, new, $275 OBO. Call (850) 693-4339 or (850) 557-3928. 12-18, 12-25 ELECTRONICS Coby surround sound, six speaker, make best offer. Call (850) 693-4339 or (850) 557-3928. 12-18, 12-25Available at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center: phone accessories at bar gain prices. Located at S.R. 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 674-1818. UFN PETS/SUPPLIES Pitbull mix, young, needs a fenced yard, good watch dog but not mean. Free to a (850) 643-1519. 12-18, 12-25Bull and lab mixed pup pies, males, one female. Call (850) 228-2362 for more in formation. 12-18, 12-25 HUNTING & FISHING 16 x 32 house boat, wood building with T1-11 siding, metal roof, double insulated, easy to heat and cool, needs a cabin, ready for the water, $6,500. Call (850) 447-4864 Mobile Home FOR RENT2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Located 6 miles North of Blountstown on Hwy. 69 North. Water, sewer and grass Deposit required. No pets.Call (850) 556-3173 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn 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 doublewide643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 2 MOBILE HOMES both in great condition!Call Brian R B(850) 258-104911-13 T 1-1 (813) 253-3258 or (850) 832-2586. 12-18, 12-2522 ft. Winner boat with two 100 hp. Mercury motors, $6,500. Call (850) 674-2606 or (850) 557-9471. 12-18, 12-25 VEHICLES 1993 Nissan pickup, good motor and transmission, no title, can be used for parts, $500 OBO. Call (850) 4475213, serious inquiries only. 12-25, 1-11996 Chevy Blazer, 4 door, in good condition, 158,000 miles, $3,000 OBO. Call (850) 379-3068. 12-25, 1-11998 Toyota Tacoma, 5 speed manual transmission, extended cab, 4 new tires, 161,000 miles, runs great, $4,300 OBO. Call (850) 4470778. 12-25, 1-12007 Kia Sorento, loaded, tires, looking for someone to assume payments of $273.35 per month. Call (850) 379-3377. 12-18, 12-25 MOTORCYCLES 2007 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, lots of chrome, only 10,000 miles, like new, with windshield, $5,000. Call (850) 447-4864 or (850) 832-2586. 12-18, 12-25 HOMES & LAND Approx. 10 acres, with power pole, septic and well. the National Forest in Liberty County, $45,000. Call (850) 381-8135. 12-18 T 1-1 WANTED Electric hitch for a power wheelchair. Call (850) 7622867. 12-18, 12-25Barbie doll house in good condition and reasonably priced. Call (850) 643-8746. 12-18, 12-25 LOST & FOUND LOST answers to Midnight. Last seen at Bristol BP on Highway 20. If seen call (850) 447-3528. 12-25, 1-1Tell em you found it in The Journal! (813) 253-3258 There will not be an auction on Jan. 4. Our next auction has been scheduled for Feb. 2MERRY CHRISTMASCol. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 Phone 643-7740 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 beckons you, Aries. Start planning an excursion to a warm locale that allows you to escape the daily grind. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 crowd is just where you need to be this week, Taurus. Surround yourself with people who share your interests. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 eration it merits, Gemini. Though it might not seem like it now, taking time to work this out will ultimately strengthen your relationship. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 been working on are ready begin. Dont be afraid to take credit when all of your hard work pays off in a big way. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 on personal time, Leo. Though your schedule is hectic, make time to unwind and you will be glad VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 this persons support, they will be fully on board. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 for some time, Libra. But now is the week to get all of your affairs together and put your plan for the future in motion. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Restlessness can sometimes be a dangerous thing for you, Scorpio. Channel any restlessness into a worthy project that makes good use of your boundless energy. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, make the best of a situation that needs changing. You might not be able to af fect change, but that does not mean you cant CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 feel strongly about something doesnt mean an passion will not always be reciprocated. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 you arent likely to feel wiped out. There will still be time for fun. Figure out a day to do something enjoyable. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 colleague for some input. STARSCOPEWeek of December 25 to December 31, 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY William's HomeImprovements No Job Too Big or Small"Concrete work, landscape, pressure seamless gutter, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092Licensed & Insured, contractor & rooferFOR FREE ESTIMATES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDINGReasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water. REPAIRS WELLS PUMPS TANKS(850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857Aaron Woodham, Jr. Bristol, FLFor friendly service and never any overtime charges call, P.O. Box 202, Altha 850-272-0144 Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511New Homes H Garages H Additions H Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms SunroomsH VINYL SIDING HRESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE Estimates Serving Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment New & Used Hard to Find Parts Retail Wholesale Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3221 or (850) 762-3739(850) 762-3222 faxmasters7@fairpoint.net 25888 SR 73 NW Altha Clay ONeal (850) 762-9402 or (850) 832-5055 Road Building Demolition Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying Fire Line Plowing Burning mail to: clayslandclearing@gmail.com Land Clearing and Forestry Services Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. DAY OR NIGHT Check out our prices. For ALL Your One STOP Florist NEEDS Margies Florist TERMITE & PEST CONTROL CONTACT Jeremy Ridley or Dee Ridley (850) 674-9038 or (850) 832-9649 CLJ N ews.COM

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Sheriff's Log.....2 Community Calendar .........5 Commentary........8 Outdoors Down South.....9 Seniors honored with KISS banquet...............10 A birthday and a birth........7 Obituaries.........13 Tigers overcome Dawgs on the court.............12 Find a bargain in the Classieds.....................17 Dear Santa, I hope you have a good Christ mas day. This year for Christ mas I would like adult male and female bearded dragons and an Xbox one. I deserve these gifts because I have done all of my house by going to 234 Jiggy Rd, and I have lit up reindeer in the front yard. I hope you give more to the poor than me. Sinecerly, Elijah Mathes ALTHA 4TH GRADE by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor While some already got their bonuses and other school districts are still waiting, Liberty County teachers found a little something extra in their De cember checks. The school district had received funding earlier this year for pay raises but the details needed to be worked out and negotiated by the teacher's union, according to Liberty County School Superintendent Tony An derson. "The most anyone got was $2,183," he said. That with the school system more than one year but less than 25, he said. Eleven teachers, who had been on the job for at least 25 years, got $1,567 each. The school district's 13 new teachers each got an ad ditional $467. Anderson added that the Liberty County School board also chipped in $100 per teacher. "It was a step in the right direction," according to the superintendent. "Our hope is to do something at some point in the school year for the non-instructional per sonnel," he said, but noted, "We have to look at the budget and see if we have enough money to do that." He added, "It depends on how our whole economy's going. We keep hearing the state is getting a surplus yet." The legislature pledged $480 million during the 2013 legislative session to reward teachers and thank them for their nationally-recognized efforts to raise student achievement, according to a news release "A majority of Florida school districts have ap proved a well-deserved pay raise for our outstand ing teachers. Working with the Legislature, we were proud to recognize the achievements of Florida stu dents by awarding teachers for their work. We will who are the backbone of our entire education system," said Gov. Scott. Fifty-two of the state's 67 school districts have ap proved pay raises for teachers. The pay raise didn't have to be negotiated in Calhoun County since the district does not have a teacher's union. School Superintendent Ralph Yoder recom mended a 4.3% increase on net pay for all teachers, with taxes already deducted. Non-instructional staff received a 3% pay raise. The superintendent pointed out the raises did not in clude principals and directors. According to the Calhoun County School District ment of their pay raise, along with retroactive pay. Liberty Co. teachers get something extra in December check The pews were packed with dolls, games, movies and more treasures waiting to be put under the tree when volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Bristol met Friday to make sure this would be a special Christmas for many Liberty County children. Find out more about the Angels for Liberty project inside on page 3. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Dear Santa, I hope you dont forget all about Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like white high heels with polka dots on the inside, badasler (Bedaz zler), and pink sparkly high heels. I deserve those gifts be cause I have been good at home. by going to look for a purple house with green curtains. I Dont make any noise. I have dogs watching out. Sincerely, Brianna Kroft ALTHA 4TH GRADE THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax J OURNAL W ednesday DEC. 25, 2013 Vol. 33 No. 52 Merry Christmas! Ange l s FOR L IBERTY A pair of mischievous elves try to sit quietly as they take part in the program A Pirates Christmas at Hosford School See more childrens letters to Santa on Page 6 & 11 A Christmas tree made up of a circle of light strands is reected in Lake Hilda in Blountstown. Ride out the old year on the train at Vet erans Memorial Park. Special rides will be offered from 7 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. For more details, see page 5.

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 CALHOUN COUNTY Dec. 17 Joshua Robert Sourbeck, grand theft, CCSO. Dec. 18 Eric Blain Finley, out of county warrant, CCSO. Anthony Jerome Pou, VOP, CCSO. James Arthur Leavins, VOP, CCSO. Dec. 19 Antonio Lamart Charleston, failure to appear, CCSO. Adrian Darrell Ash, no valid drivers license, CCSO. Dec. 20 Tyler Ray Womble, failure to appear (out of county warrant), CCSO. James Michael Trickey, bur glary of a structure, petty theft, grand theft, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY Dec. 17 Tracy Maloy, serving week ends, LCSO. Dec. 19 John Shaw, VOSP, LCSO. Dec. 20 William Pierce, serving week ends, LCSO. Naomi Mann, serving week ends, LCSO. Dec. 21 Tyler Ray Womble, failure to appear, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, LCSO. Dec. 22 Tracy Maloy, serving week ends, LCSO. SHERIFFS LOG arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. CITATIONS ISSUED: Accidents ........................................................................1 ............................................................................3 Special details Business alarms ..............................................................................1 Residential alarms ..........................................................................0 ...............................................................................45 Dec. 16 through Dec. 22, 2013 TALLAHASSEE In the wake of the wide spread Target data breach, Attorney General Pam Bondi urges Floridians to be vigilant in monitor Those who swiped debit or credit cards at Target These tips are intended to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, stated Attorney Consumers should follow these tips: Closely monitor credit and banking activity to identify any potential unauthorized transac Keep all receipts so you can cross-reference To place a fraud alert on your credit report or to check your credit report, call one of the three credit bureaus: If you suspect you are the victim of identity Merry Christmas Come Home to Rehab Blountstown Health & Rehab 16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown Thanks for another great year, from Michael Corlett and the crew with CORLETTS ROOFING LLC We will be closed for Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25 and for New Years on Wednesday, Jan. 1. M. J.s Diner We will be closed on Tuesday & Wednes day, Dec. 24 & 25, and Wednesday Jan. 1 to be with our family during the holidays. & Torreya State Park Economic Impact Assessment for 2012-13 released Numerous models and software ex the economic impact of state parks, greenways and trails on Floridas and Parks used the Money Generation Model (MGM) designed and used by was designed to estimate economic Torreya State Park is your local State Park and the park celebrated a very agement works diligently to stimulate local economy while promoting local Assessment: Visitor Expenditures In Local Fiscal Year Expenditures: Total Jobs supported in Local and staff thank the community for your Unemployment rates by educational attainment, 12-month average ending November 2013 for Florida (not season ally adjusted): November unemployment rates 5.7 percent lower than a year ago Floridas seasonally adjusted un centage point over the month, and November rate was the lowest jobless Floridians out of a labor Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment a year ago, the number of jobs in The unemployment rate in the (Calhoun,Holmes,Jackson,Libert centage points lower than the re RATES BY AGE RATES BY GENDER

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Merry Christmas from Chris, Stormy and Myah Wise and our staff Joey Wise, Travis Pitts, Sheila Cauley, Renee Ayres and Tonya Rollins. 20291 Central Ave West in Blountstown Phone 674-4359 As we celebrate the message of We are honored and blessed to serve people like you! Approximately 25 vol unteers helped in the distribution of toys for this years Angels for Liberty project at the former location of First Baptist Church of Bristol on Friday, Dec. 20. Many exciting things occurred over the course of the project. We are extremely pleased that we were able to serve over 125 children and 60 families in Liberty County. Angels for Liberty is a community-based program that brings the Liberty County Sheriffs office, local churches, Angels for Liberty project spreads Christmas cheer to 125 children in 60 families this year businesses and concerned citizens together to part ner and help families that to experience the joy of children receiving toys, clothing and gifts at Christmas time. Sheriff Nick Finch was able to acquire 27 brand new bicycles from an organization in Panama City called Cops for Kids. While he was picking up the bikes, he encountered a lady that wanted to provide a number of col lectible dolls to be given away to children. These are potentially valuable dolls that will be treasured for years to come by the families that receive them. In total we gave away over 35 bikes. Debbie Sheppard be came quite active and raised funds through cor porate sponsors in Liberty County. These funds were used solely to purchase clothing and toys for our participants. We had a number of individuals that sponsored some of our families di rectly. The Liberty County Ministerial Association and local churches also participated to provide workers and contribu tions. Our local chapter of the Lions Club provided volunteer hours and fruit baskets to our clients. Finally we were able to receive assistance from the Toys for Tots orga nization, which donated several hundred dollars worth of toys for our project. This donation helped to turn our project into a sensational event for kids in Liberty County. We believe that Toys for Tots will be a partner in the future. We are already begin ning to think about the Angels for Liberty 2014 project. We want to thank all of you who helped.

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 In 1912, an enterprising exsponge diver, had a theater built and called it the Dixie. Open ing in April of 1913, he imported traveling theater troupes. In 1915, with the advent of motion pictures, the Dixie Theatre was converted to a motion picture house. The Dixie Theatre became the entertainment center for Franklin County and remained so until 1967, when it was closed, shuttered and left to fall in on itself. In 1992, Rex and Cleo Par tington came to St. George Island for vacation and wandered in to Apalachicola for dinner. In walk ing around the mostly boarded up town, they stumbled upon the Dixie Theatre remains and noticed the building next door. Planning to retire within the year, Rex Producing Artistic Director with the Barter Theatre in Abingdon Virginia, Rex and Cleo thought it was an omen since coinciden tally their daughters name was Dixie. They proceeded to move to Apalachicola with daughter Dixie in 1993 and purchase what was left of the property from the Making their Dixie Theatre debut, this big band ensemble, the Tallahassee Swing Band, has been playing the 40s, 50s and 60s classics and more for 24 years! Sure to help you relive the best of times, join us and tap, dance and sway to your hearts content on Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at the Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E in Apalachicola. For more informa tion call (850) 653-3200. ----------------------------------City of Apalachicola. In 1997 demolition and construction was started on the Theater and in 1998 the Dixie opened with Sylvia & Driving Miss Daisy. It is now one of only a few family-owned & operated profes sional equity theaters in America. The Dixie Theatre Foundation has produced over 40 professional theater productions, as well as nu merous musical events including the ever popular The Dixie Does Nashville series as well as Bob Milne Ragtime Piano. In January 2004, Rex turned over the operation of the Theater to daughter Dixie and in June of that year, the Dixie Theatre began showing movies for the 1st time in 37 years, and did so for 2 years in conjunction with live professional theater productions and music. Rex Partington, the last great gentlemen of the Theatre and cofounder of the Dixie, died in March 2006but left the Dixie Theatre as his legacy. Today the Dixie is still run by full-time professional volunteer Dixie Partington with help from Cleo. However, it should be noted that the Dixie Theatre would not be here today without the tireless vol unteer efforts of Jerry Hall, entre preneur and local business owner (The Grill, Soda Fountain, Pot Lot, and Up the Creek Raw Bar). Due to limited funding and support, the Dixie is only able to offer a three month professional season running January March. We sometimes have other events scheduled during the year and these are generally posted here on the website. Call 850-653-3200 for more details. The Dixie Theatre Foundation, Inc. is all contributions to the DIXIE are tax at its best! Franklin County venue begins annual 3-month season Tallahassee Swing Band makes Dixie Theatre debut Jan. 4 in Apalachicola Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. For more phone 643-1090. SUCCESS HEALTH PEACE HOPE LOVE JOY Cataracts? Freedom from Smart Lenses SM Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna (2 Blks from Jackson Hospital) Daily Specials, Steak, Breakfast all day, Seafood, Mexican Cuisine & Ice Cream! Dine in or carry out (850)237-1500 A NTI Q UES Erma Jeans 21539 N.E. Chester St. Hosford (850) 379-3323 50 % All Christmas Items! Thursday, Dec. 26 th through Sat., Jan. 4 th VINTAGE TREASURES ANTIQUES CONSIGNMENTS CRYSTAL CANDLES 20430 West Central Ave. in Blountstown Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 17324 Main Street N., Blountstown (850) 674-4557 We would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas GOLDEN PHARMACY Tell em you saw it in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal! The Tallahassee Swing Band Today's retirees recognize that an active retire ment tends to be more rewarding than simply sitting vast number of retirees who volunteer with various globe. The following are a handful of volunteering opportunities for those retirees who want to give back and make the most of their retirements. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY organization that builds and repairs homes for people in need. It has a program titled "Care-A-Vanners" in which volunteers typically spend two weeks traveling around the United States and Canada in rented RVs (retirees who own RVs may be able to drive their own vehicles) building and restoring homes. Volunteers must pay their own way and bring along their own supplies, such as work shoes, gloves, tool belts, and some tools (power tools are typically provided by the local Habitat for Humanity chapter), and free or lowcost RV parking is provided by Habitat for Human ity. Adventurous retirees who enjoy hitting the open of travel with their desire to give back. WORK WITH CHILDREN Many retirees, es pecially those without grandchildren or who live far children to be especially rewarding. The opportuni ties to work with kids are numerous, and retirees can choose a volunteering opportunity where their own life experiences come in handy. For example, retirees unteer their time at a local children's hospital, where they can assist families as they cope with a child's illness and spend time with the children themselves, whether's it's tutoring sick children, reading them sto ries or helping them understand their illnesses. Retirees with considerable experience in the busi ness world may want to work with a mentoring program that matches them up with career-minded youngsters. SERVICE VACATIONS Retirement is often seen as a time to travel and see the world, and many retir ees have started to combine that love of travel with service opportunities. Globe Aware, a 501(c)(3) non programs in international environments. Each activ ity aims to promote cultural awareness and promote sustainability in needy communities. Volunteers work as particularly pressing, interacting with the local residents in ways that are often impossible on more traditional vacations. MEALS ON WHEELS Retirees tend to have their mornings and afternoons free, making them ideal candidates to volunteer with programs such as to delivering nutritious meals to those with limited mobility who are unable to prepare their own meals. The program delivers more than one million meals per day across the United States, and Canada has its own meal delivery programs as well. Many Meals on Wheels volunteers are retirees, who can decide their level of involvement upon volunteering. Retirees have many opportunities for volunteer efforts

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DECEMBER 25, 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: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net 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, 290 The Jewels of Light Tour of the youth of St. Luke's. Jewels of Light Tour begins Jan. 5 at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Marianna New Years Eve been busy the past few months. nut sales. New Year! Altha Girl Scout Troop 39 puts together holiday food packages Wednesday, Dec. 25 Thursday, Dec. 26 Friday, Dec. 27 Saturday, Dec. 28 Sunday, Dec. 29 Monday, Dec. 30 Tuesday, Dec. 31 MEETINGS Monday, Dec. 30 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. 31 AA Meeting, 78 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. BIRTHDAY Matthew Vickery BIRTHDAY Janie Combs ANNIVERSARY Monica and Noah Welles Movie Night, First Baptist Church of Bristol 7 p.m. (ET), showing "Unstoppable" National Fruitcake Day Card Playing Day New Years Eve train rides at Veterans Memorial Park

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 To Our Liberty County and City of Bristol WASTE PRO CUSTOMERS Due to the New Year Holiday your solid waste pickup will be one day behind. Current days of service are Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. New Years Holiday ser vice will be on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. No service on New Years Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1. Have a happy and safe holiday! As we spruce up our place for the holiday season we recall the many good friends who have helped to make us feel at ho-ho-home here Merry Christmas and many thanks. We be closed on Christmas day DECK THE HALLS PHONE 762-3228 Waldorff Ace Hardware 25615 North Main Street Altha, FL 32421 Dr. Barry Edewaard 17521 MAIN ST. N Blountstown (850) 674-2020 rd year, many thanks to you. For unto us a child is born Isaiah 9:6 To my Patients and Friends, Enjoy Christmas, its His birthday Enjoy life, its His way We wish you warm Christmas GREETINGS as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, Gods greatest gift to you an d to me. The gift of SALVATION. Dr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard, Betty Pitts & Kayla Hires Dear Santa, I hope you are able to get the presents I want for Christmas this year without any trouble. This year for Christmas, I would like a phone, an iPod, and a video game called Call of Duty Ghost. I deserve those gifts because I have been being nice to my cousins and making good grades. traveling to Blountstown on Clemons Rd. I hope you like the cookies and milk. Dear Santa, I hope you have a jolly Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, the DS game Find the Items, and a bigger house, not a trailer, for Christmas. I deserve those gifts because I have been following directions and listening to my dad and Uncle James. the road by Moes Store in Altha FL and you can see my Christmas tree. You will have to use your Christmas key to get in on Black Bottom Rd. I hope you and your reindeer have a safe and jolly Christmas with Mrs. Claus too! A fourth grader, Shaylynn Harrelson Dear Santa, I hope you enjoy all the Christ mas cookies and milk. This year for Christmas I would like a new 3DS, a Kindle Fire, and a new bike. I deserve those gifts because I have been good at home and at school. because you will smell the yummy homemade peppermint cookies. I hope you and your reindeer make it to everybodys house this year. Sincerely, Alexis Willis Dear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like Call of Duty Ghost and an iPod with head phones. I deserve those gifts because I am good at school. because your reindeer will smell the cookies and I do not have a chimney. Make sure you have a key to get in the house. I hope you give everyone at least one present this year. Sincerely, T.J. Taylor Dear Santa, I hope you have a mary Crismas. This year for Crismas I would like a 4 wheeler, a touch screen phone, and traveling to Chason looking for a house with red and green lights. I hope you have safe travels. Your friend, Heath Sims Dear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2. I deserve those gifts because I do my chores, and clean the whole house. of Tam Kimbrel Lane, and I have lots of lights, and I have no chimney. I hope you travel safely to everyones homes. Sincerely, Charles Robinson Dear Santa, I hope you have a holly jolly Christ mas. This year for Christmas, I would like a video game called Call of Duty Ghosts and an Xbox one. I deserve those gifts because I have been good at home. smelling peanut butter cookies and peppermint hot chocolate. I hope you have safe travels. Your friend, R.J. Switzer Dear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like Call of Duty Ghost. I deserve this gift because I have been good at home. my house. Your pal, John McFalls Dear Santa, I hope you dont get sick before Christmas. This year for Christmas and an Xbox one. I deserve those gifts because I have been controling my anger. cause are bikes are in a clomp and a red camero. I hope you put on a snug coat to keep from freesing. Yours truly, Ethan Amyx Dear Santa, mas. This year for Christmas I would like a certain game called Call of Duty Ghosts and an Xbox one. I deserve those gifts because I have been good at home and have got one hundreds on my books on AR. to Altha, and looking for J.G. Rd. I dont have a chimmney so be sure to bring your Christmas key. I hope you travel safely to all the children that believe in you. Yours truly, Devan Godwin Dear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christ mas. This year for Christmas I would like a brand new Samsung tablet, a new pair of Miss Me jeans, and a pair of Michael Kors shoes. I deserve those gifts because I have been listening to my mom and not backtalking her. that I have choclate chip cookies and milk waiting for you on my kitchen counter and also carrots for your reindeer. I hope you and your rein deer have safe travels and a Merry Christmas!! Yours truly, Jadyn Jemison Dear Santa, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a Play Station 3, bike, and a tablet. I deserve those gifts because I had been following the rules at home and have done all my chores. because I have peanut butter cook ies and milk. I hope you and your reindeer have a safe travel and a Merry Christmas. Dear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like the Xbox 360 and 2 four-wheelers. I deserve those gifts because I have made the AB Honor Roll. traveling to Barkstale Lane and there will be a tan house with Christmas lights. I hope you have a jolly Christ mas. Sincerely, Garrett Martin Dear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christ mas season. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet and an electric scooter. I deserve those gifts because I have been behaving at home and school. I live in a white house. I hope you have a jolly Christmas. Love, Trenton Anderson I deserve those gifts because I have done what my mom wants me to do at the house. because I am the only child on the block. I have two wreaths and a big tree lights with bulbs in the middle hanging on the porch. Thank you for last years presants. Your friend, Emily Maloy Dear Santa, I hope you have a thrilling Christ mas. This year for Christmas I would like a puppy, a touch screen phone and $100 dollars. I deserve those gifts because I have not been misbehaving and I have been waking up early. for a house with a big truck, tan car and a green garage. I hope you eat good on Christmas night. Sincerely, Kylie Mazzarese Dear Santa, I hope you have a jolly Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a laptop, a slide phone, and a tablet. I deserve those gifts because I do my chores at home when I am told. because I will have a snowman on the top of my roof. Thank you Santa for last years holly jolly Christmas. Your friend, Autumn Nichols Dear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christ mas. This year for Christmas I would like a laptop, a slide phone, and an iPod. I deserve those gift because I have made good grades in school. because I will have a bunch of lights around my house and yard, and I will have bells on my front door. Thank you Santa for the presents from last year. Your friend, Jacklyn Johnson Dear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christ mas. This year for Christmas I would like a new LSU football, an Xbox one I deserve those gifts because I have been helping around the house and I have good grades. D ear Santa ... from Miranda Rehbergs 4th grade class at Altha School

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Chief Mark Mallory and the Blountstown Police Department would like to thank C& C Pawn Shop, Ramsey Piggly Wiggly, Mike Blackburn Welding, Wal-Mart Super Center in Marianna, McDougald's BP Service and Tire Center, Blountstown Drugs and SRO Eddie Dalton for their generous donations in spon soring the Christmas Bicycle Safety Program at Blountstown Elementary School. Through your donations, we were able to purchase 24 bi cycles and distribute them during this annual event. helmets to the bicycle recipients. Students were also presented a program on Bicycle Safety and the importance of wearing helmets and pads. We greatly appreciate everyone that helped make this event a huge success and are grateful for your many contributions to our community. Sincerely, Chief Mark Mallory & the BPD Staff CARMEN MARTIN Carmen Martin celebrated her ninth birthday on Saturday, Dec. 21 with an FSU birthday party along with family and friends. She is the daughter of Amanda Phillips of Bristol and Casey and Maggie Martin of Clarksville. She enjoys playing with her Barbie dolls, going shopping and playing with her cousin, Molly. Birthday MATTHEW JOHNATHAN ADAM HARVELL Bubba and Joanna Harvell of Bristol are proud to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Johnathan Adam Harvell born Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and measured 19 inches long. His grandparents include Louise Tipton and Floyd Harvell, Sr., both of Bristol and Patricia Marshall of Steinhatchee. His siblings are Mikey, Crystal and Elyssah. His uncle is John El Tipton of Bristol and aunt and uncle, Rachel and Oren Revell of Bristol. Birth Announcement Blountstown PD gives bikes to 24 kids I recall distinctly being kicked from bed, the ways youd try to scare me, and how Id hide my were never my fault Im sure you know thats true, I took good care of all your things like I was supposed to do! So why, when youre away from me, am I so sad and blue...or have a joy or problem, just have to talk to you? Its cause Ill always need you, My love will never end Youre that rare and special part of me... MY SISTER AND MY FRIEND! Merry Christmas, Vyki! I love you! Violet (Violet Ammons) Sisters are Forever MESSAGE OF APPRECIATION We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our family and friends of Calhoun and Lib erty County for all of your prayers dur ing our son, Johnnys unexpected open a couple of setbacks but everyone kept the prayers coming and no words can express the real Thank you. Prayers do change good progress now to which we can all give God the praise for keeping him. To all of you our love, the Sykes and Thomas families 20370 NE Burns Ave., Blountstown (850) 674-5411 (850) 237-3000 & FROM THE STAFF AT CALHOUN-LIBERTY HOSPITAL & PRIMARY CARE CLINIC

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Political correctness is in full swing this holiday season. Kids cant even call Santas helpers elves anymore. They have to be known as un documented little people. JAY LENO Saturday is the shortest day of the year. As a matter of fact, its so short that Sunday begins in about 20 minutes. DAVID LETTERMAN A big movie opened today The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I want to see it because I love movies about tiny people. In fact, Ill see anything that stars Tom Cruise. CRAIG FERGUSON In a new interview, Oprah said shes glad she never had kids because they would probably hate her. Seriously? She gives away free cars and lets people jump on the couch. I mean, she sounds fun to me. JIMMY FALLON It seems that personal information on nearly 40 million Target customers was stolen this week by hackers. Target customers are outraged and the NSA is really impressed. JAY LENO A lot of people like to throw tinsel on their tree. The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, likes to throw spaghetti on his tree. DAVID LETTERMAN I read The Hobbit. Its not that long. How did di rector Peter Jackson take a short book and turn it into a long-winded story that goes on forever? He probably talked to Regis Philbin. CRAIG FERGUSON Somebody actually did a study that found that because of his hard-drinking lifestyle, the char acter James Bond would live to be only 56 years old. When men heard that they were like, Yeah, Id take that deal. JIMMY FALLON The Washington Redskins have benched quar year in Washington, showed incredible prom ise, and then the whole thing fell apart. To which President Obama said, Tell me about it JAY LENO Did you see the NBCs The Sound of Music last weekend? Theyre going show it again on Satur day, and this time they have added that phony sign language interpreter guy. DAVID LETTERMAN Major League Baseball announced a new rule that bans intentional collisions at the plate. Or as thats also known, the only exciting thing that happens in baseball. JIMMY FALLON Its hard to believe its already been a year since the last Hobbit movie. Maybe because that last one felt like it was 11 months long. CRAIG FERGUSON WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift The surveillance deterrent WASHINGTON President George W. FCC is credited with an idea to unite America AMERICAN COLOR by Mark Shields Pundit Mark Shields has been 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.

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD CITY TIRE CO. MV5496 Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 Another Christmas is rolling in and wed like to say thanks for helping to keep us on a roll! Best wishes for a Merry Season! Through this door passed the worlds greatest people... Merry Christmas from 16998 NE SR 65 in Hosford Telephone 379-8672 BLACKBURNS GROCERY ...our Customers! Serving Bay County & surrounding areas for more than 40 years, with over 100 combined years experience. 1-855-769-SKIN (7546) Now seeing patients in our new at 3025 6th Street. Trust Dermatology Associates Skin and Cancer Center for all of your skin care needs. Imagine living outside covered in urine and feces your skin is hurt ing so bad with no relief, there are vive around you and your mother has to struggle to keep you safe. There is little food or fresh water and That is the world that Lincoln grew up in. He was one of over 200 animals that were dumped or born to those that were dumped at the end of a dead-end street. There was no one to care for them, and they all suffered from disease. The county was without an animal con trol agency, so they slipped through the cracks for a long time. Finally Alaqua stepped in and rescued Lincoln and got him the food and medical care he need ed. Unfortunately even after his physi cal wounds healed he was left with emotional scars. Lincoln had serious trust issues, and was too afraid to even walk well on a leash. Volunteers and staff worked with him and saw some slow progress, but the decision Unconditional Love training program at Calhoun Correctional Work Camp to get him the more intensive training that he needed. Lincoln proved to be a voracious learner and has mastered the ba sic commands taught at the program. He has also shown himself to be loving and devoted to his main caregiver, although he may never be a truly social ani mal with strangers. He loves other dogs! If you are an individual who is interested in having a compan ion who views you as the center of his universe, and who would love to share your quiet home life, Lincoln would be the perfect dog for you! If you would like more informa tion about adopting Lincoln or if you would like to sponsor his training, please visit his page on our website at https://www.alaquaanimalrefuge. org/Forest?frsid=373. Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: www.AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org/HowToHelp HELLO! My name is LINCOLN Its Christmastime, so I wanted to come up with a good holiday themed story that would help us all get into the spirit of the season. I failed. However, thinking about Christmas automatically made me think about my mother who was quite possi bly the biggest fan Christmas ever had. So in her honor, here are some random mem ories that put a smile on my face all year long: Mama was a faithful Chris tian woman, but she was still a bit superstitious sometimes. For instance, her Christmas tree abso lutely had to come down before New Years Day. I never under stood why it was bad luck, but as I think about it, having a dried out hazard if nothing else. Occasionally, Mama would treat us to an old family saying she had learned from parents or grand parents. Most were taken from the Bible, but a couple of my favorites came from somewhere else en tirely. Especially around Christmas, if I wished for something, she would instinctively quote her father: You may wish for horns, son, but youre gonna die butt-headed." Then there was the time, early in our marriage, when Mama came to visit Mary and me. After trying to cut a tomato with a dull knife, she gave us a frustrated look and said: There may be a killin in this house, but it wont be a cuttin. Ive noticed a lot more people lic these days. That would have ured all camo was dirty, even if was brand new. Once, I put on a pair of pants that came straight out of the dryer and walked into the living room. Dont sit on the couch with those pants on, she said. I explained that she had just washed and dried them herself. Well . still . Id rather you sit on the bar stool. Ive always felt a little guilty about the times Id come home from FSU for a visit and Mama would send me back with a $20 bill. She would always say, Heres you a little something to spend at the Sweet Shop, and I would agree to do just that. What she didnt know is that, by the time I got there, the Sweet Shop also sold beer. In order to keep my older broth ers from destroying all my Christ mas toys, there would be one pres ent under the tree labeled simply, The Boys. This was usually a toy airplane or something else that required assembly and was meant to be used outdoors. As she was looking for such a toy one Christ mas, the clerk asked her the age of the little boy she was shopping for. She replied, My little boys are be tween 14 and 30. No matter how old we get, Mama made sure all of us will always love the holiday season almost as much as she did. Merry Christmas! Christmas: Mamas most favorite time of the year JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew generations of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. His columns can also be found on his blog, outdoorsdownsouth.com. New FWC buoy in Tampa Bay to aid water quality and monitor algal bloom A new buoy deployed this month by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in Old Tampa Bay collects continuous water quality informa tion to help researchers learn more about conditions that trigger harmful algal blooms. monitoring efforts, said Alina Corcoran, who heads harmful algal bloom research at the FWC. It collects data autonomously, allowing us to gather data without to the buoy remotely. complements existing long-term monitoring efforts in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties by capturing short-term changes in water quality. The buoy features a next-generation system that continuously transmits underwater information such as water temperature, salinity, clarity and dissolved oxygen. It also monitors Above the surface, the buoy has a weather station that collects information such as rainfall and wind speed and direction. This type of monitoring is critical to help scientists understand the factors that lead to harmful algal blooms in the system. The harmful algal species Pyrodinium bahamense has bloomed annually in Old Tampa Bay in recent years, yet the drivers of blooms are still not entirely understood. Mama would want me to be clear that butt-headed meant with out antlers when she said it. ADOPT A PET through the JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS!

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 We look forward to serving you in 2014! 11049 NW SR 20 in Bristol 643-5454 Well be open til 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve Closed Dec. 25 28 We will reopen Monday, Dec. 30 Come see us for some great after-Christmas specials! The Diamond Corner 20634 E. Central, Blountstown 6748801 CUSTOM FRAMING LAYAWAYS JEWELRY REPAIR Free Gift Wrapping! SPECIALTY POSTS 1/4 rounds 1/2 rounds Flat Face FACTORY SECONDS 6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2" 2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5"+ ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY Liberty Post and Barn Pole Inc. DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Seniors honored with KISS Banquet ABOVE: Cathy Kimbrel leads the choral group from Blountstown Elementary School as they present a program of holiday music at the recent Keeping Independent Seniors Safe (KISS) ban quet at the civic center in Blountstown. LEFT: Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel visits with the guests at the Dec. 10 event.

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Letters from the students in Cindy Aldays fourth grade class at Altha School Dear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas. This year for Christmas, I would like a phone, a pair of shoes and a robot dog that I can train. I deserve those gifts because I have made the AB Honor Roll. houses together. I hope you make it to all the kids houses this year. A fourth grader, Ceceilia Chastain Dear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like Call of Duty Ghost and a Wave basketball. I deserve those gifts because I have been doing my chores at home. ing to Altha, and looking for the house with two fourwheelers in front. I hope you have a safe Christmas year. Yours truly, Dear Santa, I hope you are getting ready to deliver presents. This year for Christmas. I would like a Kindle Fire HD, Pandora charms for my bracalet, and a new 4 wheeler. I deserve those gifts because I have made all As in school and I have been wonderful. down 275 South and on our front porch there is a white Christmas tree. I hope you Sincerely, Breanna Clemons Dear Santa, I hope you have a fantastic Christmas this year. I want Call of Duty original game. I deserve those gifts because I have gone to church. Sincerely, Owen Wells Dear Santa, I hope you are ready for Christmas. This year for Christmas, I would like a Kindle Fire, a lap top, and an I phone. I deserve those gift because I have been listening to my mom and been good at school. Santa, outside this year. I hope you have a holly Sincerely, Phoebe Moore Dear Santa, I hope you have a jolly Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like an Ipod, Call of Duty Ghost, and Assassins Creed Black Flag. I deserve those gifts because I have my house because I have a tan house with lights on the roof. I hope you give me and all the other kids lots of gifts. Your Pal, Logan Martin Dear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas day. This year for Christmas I would like and Iphone, mega nerf, and Call of Duty Ghost video game. I deserve those gifts because I have been listening in school. Santa, you Christmas lights this year. I hope you have a holly Christmas Your friend, Jared Middleton Dear Santa, I hope you ready to deliver presents. This year for Christmas I would like Snow boots, bubble wrap, and some chocolate coal that I got last year. I deserve those gifts because I have not been misbehaving and make Boston Rd. It doesnt have a chimney so mama will leave the key outside. I hope you have a safe trip delivering presents. Sincerely, Liliana Perkins Dear Santa, I hope you have a awesome Christmas. This year for Christmas, I would like a bow, an Xbox 360, and a dirt bike. I deserve these gifts because I have been good at home. Rd it will have a wheel chair ramp. I hope you have a holly jolly Christmas. Sincerely, Kyle Skeen Dear Santa, I hope you have a good Christmas night. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, new nike shoes, Call of Duty Ghost. I deserve those gift because I have been listening to traveling to my house in Altha on Drifting wind lane. I hope you and your reindeer have a good Christmas. Im a fourth grader. Sincerely, Ronnie Yawn Dear Santa, I hope you have almost all the presents done. This year for Christmas I would like a pair of boots, go-cart, and a toolbox for my daddy. I deserve those gifts because I have been doing my chores and doing good traveling to Altha, Finding Black Bottom Road and my house is in the middle of trees. I hope Love, Hanna Stewart Dear Santa, I hope you are almost ready for Christ mas. This year for Christmas, I would like a Ds, a new pair of shoes, and a computer. I deserve those gifts because I have been paying attention in school, and listening because I have the most Christmas lights in the neighborhood. I hope you get to all of the children in the world. Sincerely, Jolie Nichols Dear Santa, I hope you have a great Christmas. This year for Christmas I would like a tablet, a PS3, and college size football. I deserve those gifts because I have been taking care of my little brother and I have been doing my chores at home. Santa, you will and your reindeer get to my house safely this year. Sincerely, Jacob Cauley Dear Santa, I hope you have fun delivering pres ents. This year for Christmas I would like an xbox and a Dsi. I deserve those gifts because I cleaned the house without no house by traveling to Fountain, Flordia. I hope you and the reindeer have ate enough cookies and drank enough milk. Your friend, Brooklyn Brookshire Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a tablet and my stocking full of candy. I deserve those gifts because I have been listening at home and at school. Santa, third trailer on the right. I hope you have a safe trip around the world. Sincerely, Austin Brooks Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a new 3DS. I deserve the gift because I have been helping my family out. Santa, you trim and my green roof. I hope you can Sincerly, Xander Stout Dear Santa, How are you? I hope things are going well for you at the North Pole. How are your elves? I hope they are all working hard. I was excited to meet claudette yesterday. I hope she told you how good player you gave me last year I have had so much fun with it. This year I would like a Samsung galaxy 4. I deserve this be cause I have been good this year. I hope you stay safe this year. Sincerely, Matthew P.S. My house is the biggest house! Altha Middle and Senior FFA Chapters hosted the Sub-District FFA Career Development Events (CDE) at Altha Church of God on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Altha FFA was well represented. Max Scott Prepared Public Speaking CDE with a speech on Bees. Noah Reagan, Braeden Raper, Morgan Raper and School Opening and Closing Ceremonies CDE. Driving CDE. Graham Bruner took home second place in the Creed Speaking CDE, while Caylynn Reeder placed third. Jacob and Max will advance to the District level and compete for a chance at the State Contest in June. Rachel Williams was also elected as the Sub-District Chairman. These students worked hard to achieve these honors and represented Altha School extremely well. Altha FFA Chapters host recent District FFA events

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The Blountstown Tigers took a 76-58 win over the visiting Liberty County Bulldogs Saturday night in Blountstown. ABOVE: Dimitri Simmons (#3) looks to pass as Kenny Godwin (#2) attempts to steal. LEFT: Jarrod Beckwith (#4) goes in for the lay up. RIGHT: Corin Peterson (#15) goes up for a jump shot. BELOW LEFT: Chance Peterson (#13) makes an effort to keep Bryan Middlebrooks (#10) from scoring. BELOW RIGHT: Garrett Swier (#3) receives a baseline pass. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Altha Wildcats Basketball Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 BASKETBALL Tigers take 76-58 win over Bulldogs from Matthew Nichols, Altha Wildcats Basketball Coach The Altha Wildcats split the two games they played last week to give them a record of (8-2). First, the Wildcats faced Poplar Springs on Monday, Dec. 16. The JV Cats fell to the Atomics 45-29. Dylan Hill led all scorers with 20 points. Hunter Young scored 3. Jaylon Hall and Jordan Sumner contributed 2 apiece. Johnny Sewell and Jay Yon each had 1 point. The Varsity Cats took the court next and came away with a 55-28 victory. Kent Rogers led all Wildcat scorers with 14 points, 8 assists, and 5 steals. Art Platts recorded 10 points. Nick Young had 9 points. Zac Morris, Saw yer O'Bryan, and Johnny Aaron each had 6 points. Morris also grabbed 10 rebounds. P.J. Iler scored 3 and Kyler Dew had 1 point. On Friday, the Wildcats traveled to take on the Wildcats of Bethlehem. The JV Cats fell by a score of 40-30. Dylan Hill led all scorers with 17 points. Jaylon Hall scored 9. Johnny Sewell and Jay Yon had 2 apiece. The Varsity was also unable to come away with a victory. They were defeated by a score of 48-43. P.J. Iler led the Wildcats with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Kent Rogers had 12 points and 3 steals. Nick Young scored 9 points. Zac Morris added 6 points. Kyler Dew and Art Platts had 2 apiece. The Cats really didn't play well in any aspect of the game. They shot 25% and didn't rebound very well. Hard to win when you have a game like that. The Wildcats have a big district game against a tough well-coached Cottondale team at their place on Monday, Dec. 30 at 5:30/7 p.m. Come out and support the boys. W.R. Tolar Bulldogs beat the Blountstown Tigers by 1 point in the district tournament playoffs on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The score was a nail-biting 28-27. This was Coach Buzzy Lewis' last game before he retires after 36 years of service to the Liberty County School District. Coach Lewis will truly be missed by all players throughout his coaching career. Coach Lewis last game

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 We are here for you should the need arise. Open Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday by appointment Closed Sunday WARM WISHES FOR A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Comerford Memorial Service MEMORIALS MAUSOLEUMS BURIAL VAULTS MARKERS LOCATED AT 7871 HWY. 90, SNEADS (800) 369-6828 We know for a lot of people the holiday season is we have lost and surround ourselves with the ones we still have and love. Let us remember that Christmas thankful for our family. We hope that the holiday From our family to yours... Happy Holidays 674-5449 or 643-5410 Charles McClellan Funeral Home Call us in Liberty County. Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994 You Can Trust and Depend On! Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory T upperware CALL BETH EUBANKS, (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 Hwy. 65 S Sumatra A little out of the way, A lot less to pay Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant WERE OPEN Come see us for the best seafood at the best price! CLJ News .COM OBITUARIES The spirit of giving can be a wonder ful thing to embrace and can help people to feel good about helping others. While most charities are legitimate entities, there are others that prey on the gener osity of others. Some donors might be surprised to learn their donations are not always going to a worthy cause. Men and women can easily be over whelmed by charity solicitations at cer tain times of the year and not know how to differentiate worthy charities from the ones that may not be legitimate. Donors should employ responsible giving by researching charities and ensuring their money is well spent on those truly in need. Don't give on a whim. Impulse giv ing can be irresponsible, as such dona tions might not be going to help those in need. In addition, when giving im pulsively, donors may unknowingly be offering money to scammers preying on the well-intentioned. Research a charity before making any donations, carefully examining its targeted goals and how your donation is likely to be spent. Do not give over the telephone. Tele marketing campaigns to solicit donations are not necessarily dishonest, but pro spective donors should never give their personal information over the phone. If a telemarketer's pitch impresses you, po litely request that information be mailed to your home or ask for the charity's Web site address and learn more about the charity there. Giving personal informa tion over the phone is risky, as potential donors may not know if the person they're speaking with is truly a representative of a charity or a criminal attempting to steal their identities. Even if the telemarketer is legitimate, chances are he or she works charity, so some of your donation will be going to pay the telemarketer even if you want the entirety of your donation to go to the charity itself. Making a direct donation through the company's Web site or sending a check directly to the charity eliminates the middle person, ensuring more of your money is going toward the cause you want to support. cords. Reputable charities should have formation with prospective donors, who should not hesitate to ask for these nances, make sure it is devoting at least 75 percent of its budget to its programs and services, avoiding charities that are spending too much money on admin istrative services and fundraising. All charities will need to reserve funds for administrative services, fundraising ef forts and additional operating costs, but those costs should not exceed 25 percent of the organization's budget. Don't be afraid to concentrate your giving. Many charities support many worthy causes, and it can be hard for well-intentioned donors to decide which charity is most deserving of their dona tions. But spreading smaller donations around several charities can make it dif of your gift. More money will be spent processing each donation, reducing the potential impact of each gift along the way. Once you have discovered and fully dent, don't be afraid to make that char ity the lone recipient of your charitable donations. Give in the off-season. Many chari ties receive the bulk of their donations during the holiday season, when the spir it of giving and potential tax deductions compel many men and women to make their donations. But charities need just as much money to operate throughout the rest of the year as they do come the holiday season. If money is tight during the holiday season, don't hesitate to give during the off-season. Your donation will be just as valued in July as in December, and you won't be forced to make room for charitable donations in your holiday budget. Tips on how to make charitable donations responsibly BLOUNTSTOWN Joseph Fran cis Kinville, 77, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Blountstown. He was born Dec. 18, 1936 to the late Francis and Amelia Lane Kinville of Saginaw, MI. In his younger days, he was a farmer. He and his wife, Gladys moved to Blountstown over 20 years ago. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include by his wife, Gladys; several nieces, Barbara Gib of Middleburg and Wilma Hensley of Bowling Green; other extended family. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at Adams Funeral Home. Services will be held on Monday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condo lences may be made at adamsfh.com. JOSEPH FRANCIS KINVILLE BLOUNTSTOWN Levi S. Whitehead, Jr., 82 of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Blountstown. He was born on Aug. 13, 1931 in Swanton, VT and had lived in Blountstown for the past 19 years, coming from Mt. View, NY. He was a retired Machine Opera States Army. He was a member of Gateway Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Linda Whitehead of Blount stown; two sons, Stanley Whitehead and of Rich ard Whitehead, both of Amenia, NY; one stepson, Darin Laundry of Dover ters, Anna Whitley and her husband, Gordon of Was saic, NY, Barbara Forrest of Dover Dothan, AL; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. No services are planned. Memori alization will be by cremation. stown is in charge of the arrange ments. LEVI S. WHITEHEAD, JR. James Roy Morris, 83, of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 He was born on Nov. 16, 1930 in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. He was a retired millwright Company in Birmingham, AL. He serving in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Dixie Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Morris. Survivors include his wife, Winona Morris of Gary Morris and his wife, one grandson, Tillman Morris of Services were held Saturday, Dec. Home Chapel with Reverend Allen was by cremation. stown is in charge of the arrange ments. JAMES ROY MORRIS

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 17555 Main St. N., BLOUNTSTOWN (850) 674-9200 CLOSED Dec. 24 & 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1st Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is Love. & Happy New Year! from the staff of The CalhounLiberty Journal AND CLJNews.com Wishing you the best of the Christmas season and a safe and Happy New Year! by Sheila Dunning, UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Selecting and decorating a Christmas Tree also means its almost time to select another type tree, one for your home or neighborhood. The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is Arbor Day 2014. Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, so the next one is Jan. 17, 2014. Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting April 10, 1872 in the state of Nebraska. Today, every state and many countries join in the recognition of trees impact on people and the environment. Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet and one of the earths greatest natural resources. They keep our air supply clean, reduce noise pollution, im prove water quality, help prevent erosion, provide food and building materials, create shade, and help make our landscapes look beautiful. A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four. The idea for Arbor Day in the U.S. began with Julius Sterling Morton. In 1854, he moved from Detroit to t he area that is now the state of Nebraska. J. Sterling Morton was a journalist and nature lover who noticed that there were virtually no trees in Nebraska. He wrote and spoke about environmental stewardship and encouraged everyone to plant trees. Morton emphasized that trees were needed to act as windbreaks, to stabilize the soil, to provide shade, as well as, fuel and building materials for the early pioneers to prosper in the developing state. In 1872, The State Board of Agriculture accepted a resolution by J. Sterling Morton to set aside one day to plant trees, both forest and fruit. On April 10, 1872 one million trees were planted in Nebraska in honor of several other states passed legislation to observe Arbor Day. By 1920, 45 states and territories celebrated Arbor Day. Richard Nixon proclaimed the last Friday in April as National Arbor Day during his presidency in 1970. Day, usually at a time of year that has the correct clima tological conditions for planting trees. For Florida, the ideal tree planting time is January, so Floridas Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday of the month. Similar events are observed throughout the world. In Israel it is the Tu B Shevat (New Year for Trees) on January 16, 2014. Germany has Tag des Baumes on April 25. Japan and Korea celebrate an entire week in April. Even, Iceland, one of the most treeless countries, in the world observes Students Afforestation Day. Trees planted on Arbor Day show a concern for future generations. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow and some day provide wood products, wildlife habitat erosion control, shelter from wind and sun, beauty, and inspiration for ourselves and our children. generations they provide beauty, stormwater and sound abatement, and of course fresh air and oxygen. It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor Day thoughtfully, for within your lifetime the nations need of trees will become serious. We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted. ~Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 Arbor Day Now that your Christmas tree is up, its time to think about another tree It may have rained before the parade, but at least it didnt rain on it...in fact, the lights as the Liberty County Christmas Parade made its way through Bristol. splashing in a water puddle while waiting for the proces sion to start. WINNERS: Bristol Pentecostal Holiness went to the Liberty County School District. CalhounLiberty Hospital took third Rain lets up before parade lines up

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY GENERAL JURIS DICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 39-2012-CA000029 LOAN CARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BRYAN GODWIN VICKIE GODWIN, UNKNOWN TEN ANT 1, UNKNOWN TENANT 2, Defendants. ______________________ / NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final December 5, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 39-2012-CA000029 of the Circuit Court of the SECOND Judicial Circuit in and for Liberty County, Bristol, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bid der for cash at the front door of the Liberty County Courthouse, Highway 20, Bristol, FL. 32321 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 28th day of January, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, towit: Begin at the Southwest comer of Section 1, Township 2 South, Range 6 West, Liberty County, Florida; Thence along said section line, North 00 Degrees 40 Minutes 46 Seconds East 1,669.71 Feet for The Point of Beginning: Thence continue along said section line North 00 Degrees 40 Minutes 46 Sec onds East 215.55 Feet; Thence South 89 Degrees 19 Minutes 14 Seconds East 737.11 Feet; Thence South 01 Degrees 06 Minutes 50 Seconds West 1,045.29 Feet; Thence North 89 Degrees 19 Minutes 14 Seconds West 329.19 Feet; Thence North 00 Degrees 40 Minutes 46 Seconds East 829.71 Feet; Thence North 89 Degrees 19 Minutes 14 Sec onds West 400.00 Feet to The Point of Beginning. Together with that certain non-exclusive perpetual easement and road right of way as follows: Com mencing at the Southwest comer of Section 1, Township 2 South, Range 6 West. Liberty County, Florida; Thence run East along the South Section Line, 945 Feet for The Point of Beginning; Thence North 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Sec onds West a distance of 783.05 Feet; Thence along a curve to the left having a radius of 35.00 Feet, an arc distance of 37.21 Feet, and being subtended by a chord of 35.48 Feet at North 30 Degrees 27 Minutes 28 Seconds West; Thence North 60 Degrees 54 Minutes 56 Seconds West a distance of 213.33 Feet; Thence North 01 Degrees 06 Minutes 50 Sec onds East a distance of 73.60 Feet; Thence South 60 De grees 54 Minutes 56 Seconds East a distance of 247.85 Feet; Thence along a curve to the right having a radius of 100.00 Feet, an Arc distance of 106.32 Feet, and being subtended by a chord of 101.38 Feet at South 30 Degrees 27 Minutes 28 Seconds East; Thence South 00 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Seconds East a distance of 783.05 Feet; Thence North 90 Degrees 00 Minutes 00 Sec onds West a distance of 65.00 Feet to The Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis in 60 days after the sale. Dated this 5th day of Decem ber, 2013. Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell B. Summers Deputy Clerk MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 110 SE 6TH STREET FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi sion of certain assistance. Court Administration at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon County Courthouse, Room 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to ap pear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. The ADA Coordinator for the courts in Leon County is Doug Smith. He may be reached at (850) 577-4444 or through the Flor ida Relay Service, TDD at 1-800-955-8771. The address ministration is: Leon County Courthouse, 301 S. Monroe Street, Room 225,Tallahas see, FL 32301. In all other counties in the circuit please contact the Clerk of the Cir for the ADA Coordinator. The Clerks number is included on each county page. MCCALLA RAYMER, LLC 110 SE 6TH STREET FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 BRYAN GODWIN, A/KIA BRI AN K. GOODWIN 19418 NE BUCKRIDGE LN HOSFORD, FL 32334 VICKIE GODWIN 19418 NE BUCKRIDGE LANE HOSFORD, FL 32334 CURRENT RESIDENTS 19418 NE BUCKRIDGE LANE HOSFORD, FL 32334 12-18, 12-25 ----------------------------------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 39-2012-CA000200 BANK OF AMERICA N.A. Plaintiff, vs. MANNIE STAFFORD; UN KNOWN SPOUSE OF MAN NIE STAFFORD; CENTEN NIAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WAKULLA BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PAR TIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH ER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. ______________________ / NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 5, 2013 entered in Civil Case No.: 39-2012-CA-000200, of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for LIB ERTY County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA N.A., is Plaintiff, and MANNIE STAF FORD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MANNIE STAFFORD; CENTENNIAL BANK, SUC CESSOR BY MERGER TO WAKULLA BANK; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UN KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETH ER SAME UNKNOWN PAR TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are De fendants. KATHY BROWN, Clerk of the Court, shall sell to the high est bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., on the front steps of the Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 N.W. SR 20 BRISTOL, FL 32321 on the 14th day of January, 2014 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SEC TION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DE GREES 55 MINUTES 00 SEC ONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO. 379-D, A DISTANCE OF 466.90 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CON TINUE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY BOUNDARY 100.13 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DE GREES 00 MINUTES 45 SEC ONDS WEST 150.02 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE, THENCE RUN 89 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST 99.93 FEET TO AN OLD AXLE, THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST 150.18 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of: 11431 NW Summer Road, Bristol, Florida 32321 If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to tled to any remaining funds. Af ter 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens ay claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 12, 2013. Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell Summers Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, Esquire Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI TIES ACT, IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOM MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERKS OFFICE AT 850643-2215 (OR THROUGH THE FLORIDA RELAY SER VICE, TDD BY DIALING 7-1-1) LIBERTY COUNTY COURT HOUSE, 10811 NW SR 20, P.O. BOX 399, BRISTOL, FL 32321 WITHIN TWO WORK ING DAYS OF RECEIPT OF YOUR HEARING NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771. 12-18, 12-25 ----------------------------------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000213CA JAMES B. NUTTER & COM PANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AD ALL, et.al. Defendant(s), ______________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION CON STRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEES, LEINORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTH ERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF DORIS O. STEWART A/K/A/ DORIS JOSEPHINE STEWART whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or inter est in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI FIED that an action to fore close a mortgage on the follow ing property: you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plain tiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before January 18, 2014 (30 days from Date of First Publi the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or imme diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 10th day of De cember, 2013. Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell B. Summers Deputy Clerk ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, AND SCHNEID, PL ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 6409 CONGRESS AVENUE, SUITE 100 BOCA RATON, FL 33487 12-18, 12-25 ----------------------------------------------PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 13000156CAMXAX M&T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JEREMY WAYNE BOWMAN, et.al. Defendant(s). ______________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Decem ber 5, 2013 and entered in 13000156CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Lib erty County, Florida, wherein M&T BANK, is the Plaintiff. and JEREMY WAYNE BOWMAN; UNKNOWN TENANTS are the Defendant(s) Kathleen Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bid der for cash, the Front Door 10818 NW State Road 20, Bristol, FL 32321, at 11:00 AM on January 21, 2014 the fol lowing described property as set forth in said Final Judg ment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK B, NEALS SUBDIVISION NEAR BRIS TOL, FLORIDA, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH WAS PLATTED BY NEAL LUMBER AND MANU FACTURING COMPANY, BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA AS PER PLAT ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LIBERTY COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA. Any person claiming an in terest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must ter the sale. Dated this 5th day of Decem ber, 2013 Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of The Circuit Court by: Vanell Summers Deputy Clerk 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 assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 301 South Mon roe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-577-4401, at least 7 days before your sched uled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving before the scheduled ap pearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-0902 12-25, 1-1-14 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! 12-25-13 9 positions Temporary/Seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting and pre paring plants for sale, from 2/15/2014 to 12/15/2014 at D. R. Snell Nursery, Inc., Fred erick Co., MD. Three months previous ex perience required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $10.87/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of resi dence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blount stown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #308920. J O B S SUBSCRIBE TO THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Send your name & mailing address to us at The Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321, along with a check for $18 and well get your subscription started! PER YEAR $ 18

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 25, 2013 ABOVE: John Watson, vice-president of Florida Artist Blacksmith Asso ciation from Wakulla Station, uses a portable band saw to cut the steel into manageable pieces as he, along with Danny Willis of Crawfordville, teach a blacksmith class Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Panhandle Pioneer the coals in order to make steel malleable. Rivet forges were given their name because they were used to heat up rivets that held steel girders together in the construction of skyscrapers. BELOW: Students listen as Watson instructs the class. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY CLOSED Christmas Day and New Years Day Check out our daily lunch specials! From our family to yours ... Blacksmith Class at the Settlement

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DECEMBER 25, 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 Youth jeans: Miss Me An gel Wing, size 14, $30. Call (850) 643-4362. 12-25, 1-1 MD Sports Foosball table, $60; Sheridan antique cof brass antique ice bucket, $20; miscellaneous chil drens Christmas toys. Call (850) 447-0268. 12-18, 12-25 2009 Go Kart/Dune Bug gy, black, sharp, seats with lights, wired for music, in cludes an area for packages or a dog. Paid $6,000, ask ing $1,500. Call (850) 6748071. 12-18, 12-25 Miscellaneous coolers, Call (850) 643-7144. 12-18, 12-25 American Gladiators Body Plus Weight Bench, 50 in and leg attachments, press function, incline and other 5443. 12-18, 12-25 FURNITURE Bar stools, three, with black seats, $20 for the set. Call (850) 762-3455. 12-18, 12-25 Shaving stand with mir ror, antique, $50; Buffet set, three piece, $20. Call (850) 447-0268. 12-18, 12-25 Glass table, includes two chairs, $50. Call (850) 6743264. 12-18, 12-25 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 Electric stove, new, $275 OBO. Call (850) 693-4339 or (850) 557-3928. 12-18, 12-25 ELECTRONICS Coby surround sound, six speaker, make best offer. Call (850) 693-4339 or (850) 557-3928. 12-18, 12-25 Available at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center: phone accessories at bar gain prices. Located at S.R. 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 674-1818. UFN PETS/SUPPLIES Pitbull mix, young, needs a fenced yard, good watch dog but not mean. Free to a (850) 643-1519. 12-18, 12-25 Bull and lab mixed pup pies, males, one female. Call (850) 228-2362 for more in formation. 12-18, 12-25 HUNTING & FISHING 16 x 32 house boat, wood building with T1-11 siding, metal roof, double insulated, easy to heat and cool, needs a cabin, ready for the water, $6,500. Call (850) 447-4864 Mobile Home FOR RENT 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Located 6 miles North of Blountstown on Hwy. 69 North. Water, sewer and grass Deposit required. No pets. Call (850) 556-3173 For Rent in ALTHA 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 *2 & 3 BD trailers. With lawn 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 both in great condition! Call Brian R B (850) 258-1049 11-13 T 1-1 (813) 253-3258 or (850) 832-2586. 12-18, 12-25 22 ft. Winner boat with two 100 hp. Mercury motors, $6,500. Call (850) 674-2606 or (850) 557-9471. 12-18, 12-25 VEHICLES 1993 Nissan pickup, good motor and transmission, no title, can be used for parts, $500 OBO. Call (850) 4475213, serious inquiries only. 12-25, 1-1 1996 Chevy Blazer, 4 door, in good condition, 158,000 miles, $3,000 OBO. Call (850) 379-3068. 12-25, 1-1 1998 Toyota Tacoma, 5 speed manual transmission, extended cab, 4 new tires, 161,000 miles, runs great, $4,300 OBO. Call (850) 4470778. 12-25, 1-1 2007 Kia Sorento, loaded, tires, looking for someone to assume payments of $273.35 per month. Call (850) 379-3377. 12-18, 12-25 MOTORCYCLES 2007 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster, lots of chrome, only 10,000 miles, like new, with windshield, $5,000. Call (850) 447-4864 or (850) 832-2586. 12-18, 12-25 HOMES & LAND Approx. 10 acres, with power pole, septic and well. the National Forest in Liberty County, $45,000. Call (850) 381-8135. 12-18 T 1-1 WANTED Electric hitch for a power wheelchair. Call (850) 7622867. 12-18, 12-25 Barbie doll house in good condition and reasonably priced. Call (850) 643-8746. 12-18, 12-25 LOST & FOUND LOST answers to Midnight. Last seen at Bristol BP on High way 20. If seen call (850) 447-3528. 12-25, 1-1 Tell em you found it in The Journal! (813) 253-3258 There will not be an auction on Jan. 4 Our next auction has been scheduled for Feb. 2 MERRY CHRISTMAS Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 Phone 643-7740 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 beckons you, Aries. Start planning an excursion to a warm locale that allows you to escape the daily grind. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 crowd is just where you need to be this week, Taurus. Surround yourself with people who share your interests. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 eration it merits, Gemini. Though it might not seem like it now, taking time to work this out will ultimately strengthen your relationship. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 been working on are ready begin. Dont be afraid to take credit when all of your hard work pays off in a big way. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 on personal time, Leo. Though your schedule is hectic, make time to unwind and you will be glad VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 this persons support, they will be fully on board. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 for some time, Libra. But now is the week to get all of your affairs together and put your plan for the future in motion. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Restlessness can sometimes be a dangerous thing for you, Scorpio. Channel any restlessness into a worthy project that makes good use of your boundless energy. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, make the best of a situation that needs changing. You might not be able to af fect change, but that does not mean you cant CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 feel strongly about something doesnt mean an passion will not always be reciprocated. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 you arent likely to feel wiped out. There will still be time for fun. Figure out a day to do something enjoyable. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 colleague for some input. STARSCOPE Week of December 25 to December 31, 2013 SERVICE DIRECTORY William's Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" Concrete work, landscape, pressure seamless gutter, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092 Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMATES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn Pump There is never a convenient time to be without water. REPAIRS WELLS PUMPS TANKS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857 Aaron Woodham, Jr. Bristol, FL For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, P.O. Box 202, Altha 850-272-0144 Clint Hatcher, Owner Electrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511 New Homes H Garages H Additions H Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms H VINYL SIDING H RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE Estimates Serving Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924 Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment New & Used Hard to Find Parts Retail Wholesale Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3221 or (850) 762-3739 (850) 762-3222 fax masters7@fairpoint.net 25888 SR 73 NW Altha Clay ONeal (850) 762-9402 or (850) 832-5055 Road Building Demolition Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying Fire Line Plowing Burning mail to: clayslandclearing@gmail.com Land Clearing and Forestry Services Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. DAY OR NIGHT Check out our prices. For ALL Your One STOP Florist NEEDS Margies Florist TERMITE & PEST CONTROL CONTACT Jeremy Ridley or Dee Ridley (850) 674-9038 or (850) 832-9649 CLJ N ews .COM

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