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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor BLOUNTSTOWN A man who had attended a meeting about Cal houn Countys Little League pro gram is facing a charge of felony ter he allegedly attacked a county commissioner Thursday night. Two men who were leaving the Mears Jr., 39, and County Com missioner Lee Lee Brown, 46, ar guing in the foyer of the W.T. Neal Civic Center. Earlier that evening, it was the commissioner who stepped in dur ing the meeting to diffuse the ten sion between Mears and another man. He and Steve got to saying something back and fourth, ac cording to Brown. When the other man made a comment about there being one bad apple in the bar rel, Brown said Mears started to ward him. Brown said he cautioned Mears, Steve, you dont want to do this. The other man had al himself, according to Brown, but an altercation was averted. Brown said after they came out of the meeting, Mears then ac cused him of telling lies about the millage rate. The commissioner later said he didnt understand why that was being brought up since it was not an issue at the meeting. Brown said he was aware that Mears had wanted to start a sepa rate youth league in the past and said the purpose of that nights meeting was to clarify that kids sports at Sam Atkins Park were conducted through the Dixie Youth League. He said about a year ago, the question came up and the coun ty commission voted to keep youth sports a part of the Dixie Youth League. In a report from the Blountstown Police Department, witnesses gave the following account of what they saw and heard shortly before the altercation: While still inside the civic center, the witnesses heard Mears accuse Brown of lying tonight and then saw him lean in close to him. When Brown told him,Dont touch me, Mears purposely bumped him. Brown then said, Stay away from me. Mears then told Brown, Theres nothing between us but air and op portunity. Lets go outside. Once more, Brown told Mears to stay away from him. Witnesses stepped forward to separate the two. One man walked outside with Mears; another went out with Brown. As the four men walked through the parking lot, Mears continued to antagonize Brown, repeating, There aint nothing between us but air and opportunity. One witness stopped at his ve hicle, believing Mears would con tinue to his own as well. He didnt. Instead, Mears then walked pur posely toward the opposite side of the south parking lot where Brown was. Brown was going to his truck when Mears suddenly came up and was in his face. Startled, Brown said he pushed Mears away with a plastic gallon jug of tea he was holding. Steve went from being 40 feet away to right on top of me, the commissioner told The Journal. I thought he was going to do some thing to me and I defended myself. We both went to the ground. I think I fell on top of him. The next thing I knew, they were separating us. Police Department responded to a lot at 7:30 p.m. Mears was taken into custody and booked into the Calhoun County Jail that night. His bond was set at $5,000 the next morning and he was released. The Board of County Commis sioners issued a trespassing warn ing against Mears Friday, pro hibiting him from being on any county-owned property, including the ball park. Mears, who is a former Blount worked as an investigator with the dismissed from that job, was ar rested in January 2013 for felony domestic violence. Mears went to the home of his exwife, where he allegedly grabbed her around the neck and threatened to kill her parents, eliminate ev eryone on his list and then com mit suicide by cop. Following his arrest then, he was taken to Bay County for a mental health examination, where he was expected to remain for 72 hours. Instead, he returned to Blount stown the very next day. He was later given a conditional release from the Calhoun County Jail but was returned to custody after violating an agreement not to contact his ex. Mears received a deferred pros ecution agreement in which the charges would be dropped if he followed a list of conditions which included requirements that he pay court costs and supervision fees totaling $800, enter a VA residen tial program, have no contact with the victim and complete 40 hours of community service. The agree ment allowed him to end his pretrial intervention program within six months if he completed all conditions required. His case was closed in September, about nine months after his arrest. He met his community service requirements by volunteering as a coach with the Dixie Youth AA Baseball Team. A time sheet in community service on April 6, Calendar....3 Area Events...4 Indoors Down South...........7 Little League letter.............14 Cruiser hits deer and catches re on SR 20 J OURNAL W ednesday JANUARY 29, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 5 THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax Altha Homecoming Royalty crowned by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Helping Hands, the Blountstown Thrift Shop that was closed when three employees were ar rested after several thousand dollars went miss ing, will be back in business Saturday. Kenneth Edwards, vice-president of the board that oversees the shop, said they will be adding some new board members soon and the store will reopen under the direction of volunteers. "We have caught up many past due bills, have brought the bank accounts to positive status and have the store so overstocked that we have had to get a storage building to store some of the sur plus," he said. "We have come a very, very long way in a very short time. Between the donations and the countless amount of people calling, tex ting, and Facebooking wanting to know when the store is reopening it is obvious that the com munity recognizes the store's importance and is still fully behind us." He said they're making changes on how em ployees will handle the money. "We had good procedures previously but they weren't being followed," he said. "With what we have put in another incident like the previous one." Saturday's grand opening will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT with all items at half price. Thrift store to reopen Feb. 1 After meeting about youth baseball program Mears arrested for attack on Calhoun Commissioner See ATTACK ON COMMISSIONER continued on page 2 School Closings Calhoun & Liberty County Schools are CLOSED WEDNESDAY due to weather Liberty Co. schools RESUME THURSDAY Calhoun County schools will remain CLOSED THURSDAY Crafting an heirloom .......10 crowned last week. The school continues its celebra tion with a parade and dance Friday.
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Connies KITCHEN Breakfast Buffet served Sat. 7 a.m. 11 a.m. Featuring home cooking! CALHOUN COUNTY Jan. 22 Earl Tory Stone, VOSP, CCSO. Jan. 23 James Timothy Sapp, criminal registrant, CCSO. Pamela Bowden Mayo, VOP, CCSO. Shane Adam Coburn, possession of a con trolled substance (synthetic marijuana) CCSO. John Will Holland, possession of a controlled substance (synthetic marijuana), possesion of less than 20 grams of marijuana, CCSO. Steve Gordon Mears, felony battery on an BPD. Dave Peterson, felony battery, BPD. Jan. 24 Shane Adam Coburn, VOP, CCSO. Stephanie Diane Coker, burglary of a dwell ing, burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft, CCSO. Jan. 25 Lavasyette Catherine Donaldson, assault or battery on a person 65 years or older, CCSO. Rex Alton Tucker, domestic battery, chid abuse, CCSO. Jan. 26 Robert Lee Simmons, false reports of commis sion of crime, leaving scene of crash without ren dering aid, reckless driving with damage, CCSO. Jan. 27 Bobby Young, non-support, CCSO. Tyrell Ashley Odom, sentenced from court, CCSO. Connie Carter, VOP, CCSO. public, CCSO. Gary Stanley Gazzier, VOP, CCSO. Anthony Scott Reddick, failure to appear, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY Jan. 19 Tracy Maloy, serving weekends, LCSO Hali Carin Phinney, holding for CCSO, CCSO Jan. 20 Carla Causey, holding for court, LCSO Jan. 21 Kristy Mitchell, VOSP, LCSO Thomas Tierney, sentenced to three years, LCSO Antonine Jackson, holding for Louisiana, LCSO John Ammons, VOSP, LCSO April Strickland, holding for Gadsden County, GCSO Asia Whitley, holding for Gadsden County, GCSO Johnny Williams, interfere with railroad equip ment, trespassing, grand theft over $300 but less than $5,000, LCSO Sandra Melvin, DUI, LCSO Jan. 22 Ladora Nunnery, holding for CCSO, CCSO Michael Alford, driving while license suspend ed or revoked with knowledge, LCSO Jan. 23 Pamela Mayo, holding for CCSO, CCSO April Holbert, VOP, LCSO Jan. 24 William Pierce, serving weekends, LCSO Noemi Mann, serving weekends, LCSO Jan. 25 Stephanie Diane Coker, holding for Calhoun County, CCSO Lavasyette Catherine Donaldson holding for Calhoun County, CCSO Jan. 26 Amy Nesmith, public affray, LCSO Ricki Campbell, public affray, LCSO SHERIFFS LOG Listings include name followed by agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. CITATIONS ISSUED: Accidents .............01 .................03 Special details ALARMS: Business ...........01 Residential ............00 ..............................................................45 BLOUNTSTOWN Jan. 20 through Jan. 26, 2014 and continued through June 8, 2013, working 18 four-hour days and one eight-hour day. He received a perfor mance rating of excellent for his ef forts by his supervisor, Frank King, who was the leagues vice-president at the time. In the comments section of the evaluation form, King wrote that Mears was a very valuable and great asset to our program. Despite Mears recent troubles, King said, The ball when it comes to volunteering with the children. King has since stepped down as the leagues vicepresident. He resigned during a recent meeting that he said, did not have a positive direction. He hopes to continue as a volunteer coach with the league. Hes proud of what the group of local volunteers have done with the league over the past year, noting that their bank account went from nothing to $9,000 nancial statements are posted at the concession stand, which is operated to raise funds for the league. He said the board had been exploring other options for the little league program after having some issues with how the Dixie Youth League ran last years state tournament. We really wanted to try something dif ferent but that topic was put to bed, he said about the County Commissions directive that they remain with the Dixie Youth program. He ac knowledged that played a part in his resignation. He added, I dont agree with the direction were personal agenda out of it, hopefully, things will work kids best interest at heart. ATTACK ON COMMISSIONER continued from the front page JOHNNY WILLIAMS GREGORY PITTS Two Liberty County men were arrested after they were caught digging up drainage culverts along the railroad track in Hosford last week. Johnny Williams, 35, of Bristol, and Gregory Pitts, 44, of Hosford, were both charged with interferring with railroad equipment, trespassing and grand theft. When a Deputy Josh Shepard responded to a call about suspicious activity along NE SR 65 on Jan. 21, he found a pickup truck with a double-axle trailer backed in between a row of pine trees. A 12-foot steel culvert was on the trailer. The deputy then found two men nearby and asked what they were doing. They told him, We thought this was St. Joe Land and we didnt think they would mind if we took these culverts. A call to the Apalachicola Northern Railroad the property was theirs and they would press charges. When a second deputy arrived on scene, the men said they had been digging up the culverts to sell as scrap metal. They later admitted they had been digging up pipe for the past two or three days. Behind the trailer, a section of steel pipe was sticking up out of the ground and held up with railroad timbers. The culvert was under what appeared to be a railroad right-of-way and track area. On the ground near the pipe was a two-ton hand winch, all tools that appeared to have been used to unearth the pipe. Damages to the area and the track were estimated at approximately $7,500. The truck, which belonged to Pitts, was impounded. Liberty EMS was called to the scene to check Williams, who had digging up a pipe. Fountain woman charged with burglary, grand theft for taking appliances A 35-year-old Fountain woman was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing appliances from a neighbors home. Stephanie Diane Coker is charged with burglary of a dwelling, burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft. According to the arrest report, a woman who has a home in Fountain but had gone to stay with relatives in Alabama due to an illness, learned that some things had been removed from her residence. The homeowner said her nephew was hunting in the area and went to check on her property and found that the refrigerator and stove were gone. going missing from her home while she was out of town. Deputies checked with neighbors and learned that one had seen Coker at the residence removing the appliances with a dolly. previous reports of Coker taking property she believed had been abandoned, according to the arrest report. It was noted that another neighbor declined to press charges after Coker returned their stolen property previously. When contacted by deputies, Coker said she had permission to take the stove and refrigerator. The appliances were found in her barn. STEPHANIE COKER
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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 JANUARY 29, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 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! 5,273 Wednesday, Jan. 29 Saturday, Feb. 1 Thursday Jan. 30 Friday, Jan. 31 Monday, Feb. 3 Tuesday, Feb. 4 Sunday, Feb. 2 MEETINGS Wednesday, Jan. 29 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone 643-2373. Thursday, Jan. 30 American Legion Hall Bingo night 6-9 p.m. (CT). Friday, Jan. 31 Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation, Senior Singles Gathering Dinner & Dance, 5:30 p.m. (CT), Jims Buffet, Marianna. Phone (850) 526-4561. Saturday, Feb. 1 American Legion Hall, 8-12 p.m. (CT)Billy Lipford in concert in Blountstown. Phone (850) 890-8918 or (850) 447-3639. Sunday, Feb. 2 American Legion Post 272 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-2740. Monday, Feb. 3 Altha Girls Scout Troop #39, 6:15 p.m., Altha Church of God. Phone (850) 447-5405. Panhandle Creative Crafters Bizzie Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m., Altha Fire Depart ment. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, Feb. 4 Calhoun Commission, 6 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room, across from Courthouse. Phone (850) 674-4545. Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary, 6 p.m., Fire House. Phone (850) 762-1948. Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge Blountstown. Phone (850) 643-5742. Mayhaw Community Action Group, 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-1484. Liberty Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant Phone (850) 570-0222. Mossy Pond Community Crime Watch, 6:30 p.m., Mossy Pond Library AA Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Grace United Method ist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. BIRTHDAYS Joshua Yoder, Ginna Tharpe & Nikki Johnson BIRTHDAYS Aimee Simpson, Anthony Reddick, and Erik Johnson BIRTHDAYS BIRTHDAYS Jeannette Joiner and Brad Owens BIRTHDAYS Patty Fant, Rita Maupin, BIRTHDAYS Ben Smith, The Calhoun County and Liberty County Legislative Delegations will be holding public hearings on Friday, Feb. 21. The Calhoun County Legislative Del egation meeting has been rescheduled and will be held in Blountstown at 6:30 p.m. (CT) in the Calhoun County Board of the County Commissioners Chambers, The Liberty County Legislative Del egation meeting will be held in Bristol at 5:30 p.m. (ET) in the Liberty County Courthouse. invited to attend. These hearings will allow the citizens the opportunity to meet their legislators, discuss concerns, ask ques tions and offer comments for upcoming 2014 Legislative Session. For more information contact Melissa Durham at (850) 487-5003 or via email Legislative public hearings Feb. 21 Calhoun-Liberty Relay for Life is hosting a Family Fun Night on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6 9 p.m. (ET) at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. All proceeds from Cancer Society. Join us for a night out with the family to enjoy music by Easy Company. Also available will be games for the kids, dancing to include a dance competition, silent auction, cake walk, and much more. Admission is $5 adults, $2 students, children 3 and under free. Snacks will be provided. For more information please contact Lisa Sewell at (850) 509-5727 or Deanna Parrish at (850) 447-1366. Family Fun Night Relay for Life fundraiser set Liberty County Dixie Youth registration begins this Saturday The Liberty County Recreation Depart ment will be holding a registration for Dixie Youth Baseball, Dixie Girls Soft ball, coach pitch, and T-ball on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. (ET) at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Registration will also be open during the week, Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the concession stand at Veterans Park in Bristol. Registration will close at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Updates will be announced in the CalhounLib erty Journal and on the Liberty-County Recreation Facebook page. The following dates and times will also be available: *Friday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Vet *Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Hosford Gymnasium *Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Veterans Memorial Civic Center Registration is $50 for baseball and softball and $40 for t-ball and coach pitch and is open for children ages 3-12. A is required upon registration if they plan to play Dixie youth baseball or softball. For more information, please call the Liberty County Recreation Department at (850) 643-2175. Altha School Homecoming Parade 1 p.m. (CT) Adults Art Night with Ann Layton at the Blountstown Library 6:30 8 p.m. (CT) at Altha School 5 p.m. (CT) Alumni Basketball Game at Altha School 6 p.m. (CT) Candlelight Tour Torreya State Park 12 p.m. until sunset The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 1. Serving will be from 7 a.m. 10:30 a.m. (CT). There will be delicious local made Nor for all to enjoy. There will also be coffee, milk and orange juice to drink. Join us for this delightful breakfast at the Settlement's log building clubhouse. The cost of the breakfast is $5 donation per adult (12 and older), $3 for children 5 to 11, children under 5 are free. Call (850) 674-2777, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Pancake breakfast at the Settlement Pioneer Settlement plans 12th annual Classical Desserts This Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT) the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will celebrate its 12th Annual Classical Desserts. The evening will present Virginia Baker, PhD and the group Crystal Waters, playing light classical music.Sue Bradley and Peggy Cox will follow with a selection of Golden Oldies. of delectable desserts prepared by our many volunteers for your enjoyment while listening to some excellent, delightful live music. The Blountstown Chapter of the General Federation of Womens Club will be holding a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Womens Club many community projects. Door prizes will be presented to some lucky guests. The cost for this event is $20 per couple and $15 per person. Call Diane Watson at (850) 674-2777 or email at ppsmuseum@ yahoo.com for ticket reservations. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida from the early 1800s to the 1940s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 20. Follow Hwy 20 West from Blountstown. Look for the sign for Sam Atkins Park (on the right side of the road). Turn right on Silas Green Street and then follow the signs. An elegant dessert table from last years Classical Desserts event. Calhoun & Liberty County SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY due to weather Calhoun Co. Schools CLOSED TODAY due to weather; Liberty County Schools open today
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 29, 2014 AREA EVENTS 20454 NE Finley Avenue (across from hospital) TELEPHONE (850) 674-2221 ext. 100 Our Services include : Non-Complicated Pediatric Walk-ins are welcome!! WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!! Dr. Iqbal Faruqui, Dr. Misbah Farooqi Vicki Tew, ARNP The Medical Center Hunter Safety Course set Feb. 1 in Marianna MARIANNA Chipola College will host the range portion of the Florida Wildlife Commissions Hunter Safety Course Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Reddoch Firing Range. Florida hunters 16 years of age or older must have a hunting license. Persons born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass a hunter safety course before pur chasing a hunting license. Youth who will turn 16 be fore the end of next years hunting season will need the course to obtain a license. To take the Chipola range course, youth must pass the online portion of the course available at www. myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/courses/. The Internet-based course allows the student to learn a majority of information online. The remainder of the course is covered in a 4-hour classroom setting, test and a 3-hour range portion. The Chipola Firing Range is located at 3052 Cal houn Road in Marianna just off Blue Springs Road. Volunteers from the Chipola Public Service pro gram will teach the free course. Steve Anderson, Di rector of Chipola Public Service programs, says, We are glad to offer this course as a community service to There is no charge for the Chipola course, but youth must register in advance. For information about the course, contact Steven Stewart at (850) 718-2286 or email stewarts@chi pola.edu. Florida Teacher of the Year to speak at Chipola Teacher Workshop Feb. 8 MARIANNA Floridas Teach er of the Year Dorina Sackman will speak at the Chipola College Teacher Workshop set for Satur day, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Building Z. Sackman is an ESOL Language Arts teacher at Westridge Middle School in Orange County. For the past 15 years, she has been edu cating English Language Learn ers from around the globe. She treats her classrooms as a stage for children to celebrate their diverse backgrounds while still learning English and the necessary skills to become lifelong learners. Sack man says, "I believe in a world where every child deserves a qual ity education. I create a safe envi ronment where children, brought to a new land, are happy and free school." Sackman uses her world travels, "kooky" teaching style to build re lationships and touch the lives of students. With her engaging and optimistic outlook, Sackman in spires teachers, students and par ents to come together and make Teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend the free workshop. Chi pola education majors, education faculty, staff, and Chipola gradu ates will lead the workshops high lighting hands-on activities that can be used in the classroom. Sessions will cover Math, So cial Studies, Science, Reading, and English for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Some topics include: Motivation and Feedback along with ELL Strate gies Grades K-2; Incorporating Art Grades K-2; Using Graphic Novels Grades 4-6; Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You English 6-12; Using Math Manipulatives Grades 3-5; Hands on with the Senses Science 3-5; Constructive Movement and Music Grades K-2; Integrating Social Studies Grades 2-4; Dystopian Literature Grades 6-12; Groundwater Sci ence 7-9 and IPAD Apps for Math Math 9-12. Special guest speakers will in clude: Deanna Golden Teaching Math (K-1); Dee and Taura Brock Higher Order Thinking with Co operative Learning (K-12); Peggy Reihnhan Social Studies Con tent w/ELA text (Common Core); Pam Bozeman Getting Parents on Your Side 4 As of Parental In volvement (K-6); Lisa Hamilton Florida Character Counts (Char acter Education); Outstanding Math Guides (Math Foldables); Heather Bailey Whole Brain Teaching (K-6); and Dr. GiangNguyen Nguyen Evernote and Geogebra Apps (Math). PAEC will not offer in-service points for participating teachers this year; instead there will be even more food, guests, door prizes, and freebies. rials are available, please RSVP to FEC Sponsor Casey Bush at email@example.com or phone (850) 526-2761, ext. 2449. The Liberty County Senior Citizens Association has scheduled the following events and activities for February: Thursday, Feb. 6 Shopping this week is in Bristol. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 to reserve your Transit Ride. Thursday, Feb. 6 We have a trip scheduled to Tal lahassee for lunch and the movies. Call Liberty Transit no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 for Transit to pick you up for this trip. Monday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. at Maxwell Harrell Library A representative of Liberty County Senior Citizens will be available to explain services provided by Senior Citizens and Liberty County Transit. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. The Bristol Craft Class will meet. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 for transportation to the Bristol Center. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Heidi from Gentivia Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 to have Transit bring you to the center. Thursday, Feb. 13 Marianna Wal-Mart shopping and lunch. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 for Transit reservations. Monday, Feb. 17 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet at the Bristol Senior Center at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. The Liberty County Senior Citizens Advisory Council will meet at the Bristol Senior Center. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 if you need transportation to the Bristol Center. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. Bingo with Cindy Grantham at the Bristol Center. Call Liberty County Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 for Transit reservations. Thursday, Feb. 20 Shopping in Bristol. Call Lib erty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 for Transit reservations. Saturday, Feb. 22 We have another Sopchoppy Opry trip planned for you. Call Liberty Transit at 6432524 no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 for your Transit reservation. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m. The Liberty County Hosford Advisory Council will meet at the Hosford Center. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 for transportation to the Hosford Center. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. The Hosford Craft class will meet at the Center. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 for transportation the Hosford Center. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. Bingo with Cindy Grantham from Blountstown Health & Rehab at the Hosford Center. For transportation to the Hosford Center, call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Heidi from games with you. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 for transportation to the Hosford Center. Thursday, Feb. 27 This weeks shopping trip is at the Tallahassee Wal-Mart. Call Liberty Transit at 6432524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 to reserve your Transit ride. The Bristol Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hosford Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seniors are welcome to come for a hot meal served at noon and to enjoy socialization with others. Call 643-5690 to make a meal reservation the day before you plan to attend. If you need transportation to either center, you will need to call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 three (3) working days before. cate #12175/License #5945. Senior Citizens Feb. events include music, games and shopping The third St. George Island Tour of Homes will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, with a kick-off event on Friday evening, Feb. 7. The 2014 Tour will feature one home on the islands Beaches, and three homes in the gated community St. George Plantation. Also open for Tour participants will be the Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Keepers House at the center of the island, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. The Tour will kick-off with a reception and presenta tion on Friday, Feb. 7, from 6 8 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Fire House on East Pine Avenue. Proceeds go toward maintenance and enhancement of the Cape St. George Lighthouse, the Keeper's House Museum, and St. George Lighthouse Park. The St. George Island Plantation will be hosting the artwork of local Apalachicola artist, Susan L. Richard son. The art show begins with participation in the St. George Island Annual Tour of Homes, Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (850) 927-2312 or visit the plantations web page at www.sgpoa.com. St. George Plantation is a private gated community on the west end of St. George Island in the Florida Panhandle. Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th street and Avenue D in Apala chicola on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 6 -8 p.m. (ET). Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give by decorating each table individually. Join us for our 18th year. Tickets are $60. For more information, call Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. FRANKLIN CO. 1-855-769-SKIN (7546) Trust Dermatology Associates Skin and Cancer Center for all of your skin care needs.
JANUARY 29, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 SCHOOL DELIVERIES starting at just Order your little sweethearts a valentine today! $ 3 95 Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave W Blountstown (850) 674-2222 National Championship TERVIS TUMBLER Surprise them with a special treat Feb. 14! Erma Jeans Antiques & Gifts www.ermajeansantiques.com VISA/MC/DISCOVER/DEBIT 21539 Chester Street in Hosford Phone 379-3323 Fax 379-8113 Sorrelli Jewelry Fashion Scarves Perfume Home Fragrances Gift Baskets Purses & Wristlets Many great Gifts to choose from GIFTS NEW SPRING COLORS Daily Specials, Steak, Breakfast all day, Seafood, Mexican Cuisine & Ice Cream! 17415 Main Street in Blountstown Dine in or carry out (850)237-1500 Hours : Sunday Thurs. 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. -9 p.m. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Cataracts? Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many. In Memory of Lee Mullis M.D. Smart Lenses Dr. Mulliss Smart Lens SM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses. 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) (850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 D y n a m i c P r a y e r s P r e s e n t s Concert 2014 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center 17773 N.E. Pear St. Blountstown Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (CST) Admission is FREE, come and fellowship! For more information please call Gail at (850) 762-1958 or (850) 832-2867. Featuring: Myrna Carnley, Abigail Timmons, Joyce Igo, Henry Miller and the Sheila Smith Trio! Zachary Kern, a senior at Liberty Coun ty High School, has been recently named the 2013-14 recipi ent of the Fort San Luis Daughters of the American Revolution Award. A DAR Good Citi zen must have the qualities of dependabil ity, service, leadership and patriotism. The faculty of LCHS chose Zachary for this award because he demonstrates these qualities in an outstand ing way. Zachary will receive during an awards cer emony of the Fort San Luis chapter meeting in Tallahassee on Sat urday, Feb. 8. LCHS Senior Zach Kern honored with DAR award ANNIE LYONS Julie and Jonathan Lyons are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Annie Lyons. She was born on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at the Womens Pavilion in Tallahassee. She weighed 8 lbs. 12 ozs. and measured 20 1/4 inches long. She has two brothers, Tanner and Tucker Lyons. Her grandparents include Jack and Cathy Revell of Bristol and Marcia and Tommy Lyons Horace and Joyce Cushing of Tallahassee, Nelle and Thomas and Mary Lou Lyons of Hixson, TN. Annie is pictured in her namesakes dedication dress, which is 104 years old. She was named after her great-great-grandmother, Annie Start who would have been 105 on Jan. 25. birth Mark and Barbara Collier of Blountstown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lindsey Collier to Jared Shelby Barber, son of Gerald and Debra Barber of Bristol. Jessica is the granddaughter of Carlton and Marilyn Van Lierop, the late B.A. Doll Collier, Bonnie Hand, and the late Billy E. Hand. She is a graduate of Blountstown High School and Florida State University. Jared is the grandson of the late Monroe and Dorothy Barber and Shelby and Peggy Shoemake. He is a graduate of Liberty County High School and Florida State University. The wedding will take place on Saturday, April 5 in Blountstown. Collier, Barber will wed in ceremony on April 5 wedding Mrs. Myrl Rackley was sur prised by her family and friends with a 90th birthday celebration. Born on Jan. 30, 1924, in Wood land, AL, she moved to Altha to teach Home Economics in 1945, where she taught for 36 years. She enjoys spending time with dren and 15 great-grandchildren. Myrl Rackley surprised with celebration for 90th birthday The Calhoun-Liberty Employees Credit Union announces the retirement of DIANE MARCHANT LONG after 40 years of dedicated service. PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FINAL FAREWELL. at the Blountstown Credit Union, 17394 N.W. Charlie Johns Thursday, February 6, 2014 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. CST
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 29, 2014 COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. WASHINGTON President Obama has ordered the U.S. military into position to evacuate the U.S. delegation and Amer ican athletes from Sochi if that should be come necessary. This could be seen as a slap at Russian President Putin, but given all the ominous signals relating to security in advance of the Winter Olympic Games, American military presence. With less than two weeks to build con Obama could be facing a major decision. If U.S. intelligence agencies come to him and say there is a high probability of terrorist acts at Sochi, and Americans will be target ed and killed if they attend, what does he do? If he orders the athletes to stay home, there would be a huge outcry. It would be giving in to the terrorists. It would also further sour relations with Putin at a time when his help is needed to ease the human itarian crisis in Syria and resolve the civil war there. If Obama goes ahead with U.S. participa tion as everyone expects he will, and some thing dire happens, hell get the blame. Its part of leadership. Obama and Putin talked by phone last week, and Putins initial reluctance to ac cept the presidents offer of assistance ap pears to be melting away in the face of the terrorist threat to the games. Putin has a lot riding on the success of the Olympics, and might therefore be willing to set aside a bit of his pride to defend his country and his people. Obama has a lot at stake in the upcoming games too. He wants them to go smoothly for the sake of the athletes, and he doesnt want to be put in the position of pulling out of the games to avoid a potential se curity risk. President Carter boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the 1979 Soviet invasion of Af ghanistan. Carters decision had the effect of punishing U.S. athletes who had worked so hard to get to the games, while accom plishing nothing dip lomatically. Carters situation was very different from the predica ment that Obama could face if the security picture doesnt improve before the games begin in Febru ary. Obama wants American athletes to ful ly participate, but he doesnt want another Munich. The Black September terrorist attack on the 1972 Summer Games in Mu nich resulted in the deaths of 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team. Forty years later, that event haunts every Olympics. Two men claiming they were behind a recent pair of terror attacks on civilians in the Russian city of Volgograd released a 49-minute video in which they demonstrat ed their assembly of explosive devices. In pictures of three so-called black widows, women whose husbands were killed in the ongoing separatist rebellion in Chechnya and Dagestan. Seeking vengeance, they are suspected of being suicide bombers. All wear veils in the police photo, which partially conceals their identity. One of them, the 22-year-old wife of a dead Is lamist militant, is thought to be in Sochi, possibly posing as a tourist. Women were the world in 2000, and then in 2002, when a Moscow theater was under siege, and again in 2010 on Moscow subway trains. Theyve become almost commonplace in acts of terrorism against civilians, a par ticularly brutal form of warfare favored by militants in the two breakaway republics. The State Department issued a careful ly worded warning last week, saying the games in Sochi may be an attractive tar get for terrorists. U.S. citizens are urged to be attentive to their surroundings, avoid areas without enhanced security mea sures, and exercise good judgment and discretion when using any form of public transportation. Its a yellow warning light, not a red stop sign. But for Obama, it is a potentially gono-go lose-lose situation. Go-no-go lose-lose in Sochi WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift Even though he has been arrested and caused a lot of controversy, Adidas announced this week they are still standing by Justin Bieber as a spon sor. Did you know that Adidas even sponsored Justin Bieber? What sport does he play? JAY LENO At the Grammys on CBS, 33 couples got mar ried. Yeah, well, today the Supreme Court re fused to uphold those Grammy marriages. DAVID LETTERMAN The company making the food for this years Super Bowl says it will offer healthy choices like kale sandwiches. So if youre hungry at the Su per Bowl, now you know where the shortest line for food will be. JIMMY FALLON In the middle of the Grammys, Yoko Ono came up on stage and broke up the remaining Beatles. DAVID LETTERMAN We have Mitt Romney on the show tonight. cause hes still a little sensitive about coming in second. JIMMY FALLON In his inaugural address, New Jersey Gov ernor Chris Christie spoke of wanting to bring the people of New Jersey together. He wanted to bring them together by having them all try to merge into one lane. JAY LENO There are reports that AOL and Yahoo are planning a huge merger. Which is pret ty much the business equivalent of hear ing Vanilla Ice is touring with MC Hammer. JIMMY FALLON It is dry here in L.A. There has been no rain in 100 days. Its so dry that Snoop Dog changed his name to Snoop Camel. CRAIG FERGUSON Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber comes out of no where. He was arrested in Miami Beach on charges of DUI, resisting arrest, driving with an expired license, and plus hes in trouble with his grandparents for not stopping by to visit while he was there. JIMMY KIMMEL New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fac ing criticism after this latest snowstorm be cause wealthy neighborhoods got their streets plowed after poor neighborhoods. Rich peo ple called in to complain and said, This is outrageous! If I werent in Bermuda right now, Id come down there. JIMMY FALLON President Obama is giving the NSA new guidelines on gathering data on American citi zens. He says the NSA can no longer violate anyones constitutionally protected right to privacy. That, of course, will be Targets job. JAY LENO The smog from factories in China is traveling even our smog is made in China. We dont even have American smog anymore. CONAN OBRIEN thony Weiner makes between three and four hundred thousand dollars a year as a political consultant. Anthony Weiner! How bad are you doing in the polls when you start saying to your self, What would Anthony Weiner do now? JAY LENO A thousand private jets are planning to land in New York for the Super Bowl. New Yorkers said, Well, at least SOME Jets are headed to the Su per Bowl. JIMMY FALLON
JANUARY 29, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 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 Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 C ITY T IRE C O. MV5496 "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TOYO TIRES "Authorized Dealer" Wheel Alignments Oil Changes Balancing Brakes Shocks The Oaks Restaurant LL THE OAK STATION SHOPPING CENTER Jumbo Shrimp Angus Beef 850-526-1114 4727 Hwy 90 E., Marianna Delicious Southern Home Cooking FULL MENU AVAILABLE CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMA TES Michael Corlett (850) 643-7062 Dempsey Barron Road, BRISTOL (off Hwy. 12 N) (850) 643-5995 LIBERTY POST AND BARN POLE INC. Sick and stuck Indoors Down South i Lunker Club Trophy Club Hall of Fame Club FWC TrophyCatch program awards nearly $60,000 in prizes to anglers 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. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 29, 2014 After a trying week, Altha pulls off three wins for a 17-4 overall record from Matthew Nichols, Altha Wildcats Basketball Coach After an emotional week for the school and community, the Wildcat faithful have plenty to smile about. The Wildcats had a productive week winning all three of their games to bring their overall record to 17-4. They also defeated the Cottondale Hornets Saturday night to clinch the #2 seed in the district and bring their district record to 9-3. They played the Bobcats Wednesday during school, in front of the 20-4. By halftime the Bobcats had cut the lead to 29-17. With the Altha students cheering them on, the Wildcats were able to pull away in the second half to win by a score of 60-37. P.J. Iler, Art Platts and Nick Young led the Wildcats with 12 points apiece. Art also grabbed 10 rebounds, Nick Young pulled down 5 rebounds, and P.J. Iler had 4 steals. contributed 5 points. Zac also recorded 8 rebounds. Brown added 3 points and 4 rebounds. Sawyer O'Bryan had 2 points and 5 rebounds. the Poplar Springs Atomics. At halftime of the JV game the Cats crowned their Homecoming royalty. Brooke Coleman was crowned Homecoming Queen and Senior Captain, P.J. Iler was crowned Homecoming King. P.J. made his night dominated the entire game and won by a score of 70-27. had 14 Sawyer O'Bryan had 6 points and 6 rebounds. Nick Young added 5 points and 7 rebounds. Dylan Hill, Art Platts, and Kyler Dew had 2 points apiece. On Saturday night the Wildcats hosted the Cottondale Hornets in a tough district match up that would decide what seed the Cats would get for the district tournament. Art Platts poured in 12 points in this period. At halftime, the score was 18-15 in favor of the Wildcats. In the second half, the Wildcats were able to feed it into the post and extend the lead. The Hornets turned up the pressure got it as close as 6 nets' momentum. In the end the Wildcats were able to control the clock and knock down free throws to preserve their lead. The Wildcats gained the 48-36 victory and earned the #2 seed for the tournament. The Cats were under control, executed offensive plays, and played great defense. Art Platts played huge. He was our leading scorer and him and Nick Young were beasts on the glass combining for 29 rebounds between the both of the season. He really helped the team by changing the other teams shots all night, taking a huge charge, and consistently scoring in the paint in the second half. His scoring really opened things up for his teammates. Art Platts led all Wildcat scorers with 16 points and and 6 rebounds. P.J. Iler had 9 points. Nick Young contributed 7 points and 7 assists. The JV Cats took 2 losses this week, but are playing many young guys due to losing some of theirs to the Varsity. These young guys are still competing and getting a lot of valuable play ing time. A couple of bright spots were seventh grader Trace Newman scoring 11 points against the points against the Hornets despite being hampered by an ankle injury. The Wildcat players are looking season on a positive note this week and getting ready for the District Tournament. Come support the boys in Liberty County on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5/6:30 p.m. as they take on the Bulldogs. Altha alumni game & chili cook-off is rescheduled for this Saturday by Katie Cox Homecoming Chili Cook-Off and Alumni Game. The festivities start with the Chili Cook-Off. Anyone can enter just have your crockpot with your favorite recipe at the gym by 4 p.m. Prizes are awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place as well basketball players and cheerleaders can sign up to at 6 p.m. Alumni, bring your memorabilia to share. There will be old yearbooks and other items on display the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce orna Wildcat T-shirts and caps. The event is sponsored by the Altha PTO and is a fund raiser for the students at Altha School. and promise a great evening for the entire family. The Altha Dixie League Committee meeting will be reational Complex concession stand. Anyone wishing Baseball, softball and t-ball sign-ups for ages 4-12 will be held on: Altha Dixie League meets Monday; sign-up dates announced for youth 4-12 ALTHA SPORTS TOP LEFT: Jay Yon (#12) does his best to stay in bounds. TOP CENTER: P.J. Iler (#2) travels through the air to add to the score board. TOP RIGHT: Zac Morris (#1) drives in for an easy jump shot. ABOVE: Kent Rogers (#23) leaves the ground in an attempt to make a lay-up. LEFT: Zac Morris (#1) leaps over the back of his opponent to block the shot. RIGHT: P.J. Iler (#2) takes to the sky with a lay-up attempt. PHOTOS ABOVE BY DANIEL WILLIAMS. PHOTOS AT LEFT AND RIGHT COURTESY OF THE ALTHA TV PRODUCTION STUDENTS.
JANUARY 29, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 BOYS AGES *5-6 years Tee ball (boys and girls combined) *7-8 years *9-10 years AAA *11-12 years Ozone GIRLS AGES *5-6 years Tee ball (boys and girls combined) *7-8 years Angels *9-10 years Darlings *11-12 years Ponytails *13-15 years Belle Calhoun County Dixie Youth Baseball & Softball SIGN UPS Saturdays, Feb. 1, 8 & 15 from 8 a.m. 11 a.m. at the BMS Gymnasium $ 60 PER CHILD & $ 50 additional siblings For more information please call or text: (850) 447-2547, (850) 643-6544 (850) 643-1717 or (850) 447-1337 Sign ups also require parent and player consent to Calhoun County Dixie Youth Code of Conduct and signing up to work concession stand (or alternative option). Opening Day will be March 15 Additional sign ups will be held Tues., Feb. 11 and Thurs., Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Sam Atkins concession stand. Pea Ridge Road in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD Bristol Dental Clinic Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole grain buttered toast and juice or choice of milk. MENUS SPONSORED BY: LIBERTY Jan. 29 Feb. 4 CALHOUN Yes, even for school lunch, there is an app for that! In todays technology driven world, the Lib erty County School Nutrition Service is both keeping pace and leading the charge. Liberty The free app, called School Lunch by Nu trislice, is available in the Apple App Store for iPhones and in Google Play for Android phones. The districts app also connects to an interactive website and to digital televisions in Many of our Florida parents and students are nication tool for this new generation of parents and students. said Rita Lewis, director of the including pictures and descriptions of the foods. ability for students to provide a rating for each Anderson, Superintendent of Schools, said This is a great opportunity for our students and parents to participate in our school lunch dents to take advantage of this app along with cost to the parent. topic or to speak with Rita Lewis, please call lcsbonline.org. Thanks to Hosford PTO, students are breaking possible for students to purchase a Troy-bilt tiller. The students used their skills in reading exposi how to use the tiller safely. Even the Dean and Mrs. Robin & Mrs. Sandra got in on the action. This was a great addition to their garden that already has container beds and raised beds. Now The students learned about writing a personal thank you note for the tiller to the PTO president, Michelle Singletary. They are looking forward to the spring harvest. Thanks again Hosford PTO! PTO donation gives Hosford students a new tiller Carr School held its Honor Assembly for the second grading period on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Many students were recognized for their academic achievements. Pictured is Mr. Taylor presenting the Most Improved Middle School Student Award to Sydnee Pass. of activities. Students picked their favorite books to our week of festivities. The AR celebration includes students who AR goals. include push the pig, hoola hoop race, basketball dribbling, over and under and the always exciting tricycle race. wide Celebrate Literacy week Jan. 13-17. To start Reading Night and during the event encouraged students to relax and enjoy a good book. Around 30 students attended the event with their parents, grandparents or guardian. The adults in attendance were provided several ties and reading. To continue the week kindergarten through second grade teachers reinforced literacy by providing students tivities. Kindergarten teachers helped students to realize literacy is everywhere by incorporating literature books to students. First grade participated in the literacy week students each day. The guest readers captivated the stu dents attention by sharing their favorite stories. Guest readers included: Su perintendent Tony Anderson, Mrs. Jill Davis, Dean Lara Dea son, Mrs. Kathy Nobles,School ber Mrs. Tina Tharpe, SRO Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Bess Revell. Iron Man and Habit Heroes ended literacy week with a buddy reading event to encourage the students. Mrs. Duckworth's hoola hoop team at Carr School celebrates achieving their AR goal. Literacy Week at Carr and W.R. Tolar Schools Interim Superintendent Tony Anderson reads to students at W.R. Tolar during Literacy Week. On Friday, Dec. 13, Tolars third by First Lady Ann Scott at the Gov ernors Mansion in Tallahassee. The class had been invited to attend for a tour of the Governors Mansion. Students got to enjoy a special visit with the First Lady and toured hall. After our tour, we went to ChickTolar students tour Governors Mansion The Honor Roll second nine weeks was held Friday, Jan. 17, at B.E.S. Stu A's or all A's and B's on their report cards were honored. The 4th grade chorus sang two songs: "Free At Last", honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Congratulations to all of these students for Roll! BES honors students at assembly Jan. 17 BES Calendar *Friday, Feb. 7 ily breakfast; Group class pictures by Lifetouch *Friday, Feb. 14 Early Release Day *Monday, Feb. 17 NO SCHOOL Holiday ployees *Feb. 25-26 FCAT SCHOOL NEWS
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Let them know what position you need to an ad in The Journal Job Market Email: thejournal @fairpoint.net CalCo Travel/Calhoun County Senior Citizens announce the following upcom ing trips: The Story of Noah and the Holy Land Experience April 11-13 Come join CalCo Travel as we head to Wauchula to see The Story of Noah. The next day the tour will take us to the Holy Land Experience for the entire day. This is a must see before Easter because this enactment depicts the life and death of Jesus. Cost of the Trip: $449 / single, $339 / double, $309 / triple. Trip Includes: motorcoach transporta tion, 2 nights deluxe accommodations, 2 full breakfasts, 2 dinners, admission to the Story of Noah, and the Holy Land Experience, and a good time with your fellow Christians! $100 deposit due upon sign-up. Full payment due by March 15. Scotland May 1-8 Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this beautiful Scotland itinerary. Start with two overnights in Glasgow and a welcome dinner at your hotel. Then visit Stirling Castle, follow the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, the Road to the Isles, visit Isle of Syke, and many other points of interest and also stay two nights in Edinburgh! Included in the Tour: motorcoach transportation to/from Atlanta, six nights hotel accommodations, airfare from Atlanta, GA to Glasgow, Scotland (over dinners, private luxury motorcoach in Scotland with services of a professional driver/guide. Cost of the Trip: $2,979 single, $2,749 double pp, $2,729 triple pp. MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT! $400.00 deposit due upon sign-up. Final pay ment due March 15. How the West Was Fun! June 19 July 2 Load em up guys and gals for a New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, and beyond. Visit South Fork Ranch in Dallas see where and who shot J.R.! Also visit many national parks including Carlsbad Caverns, Arches, Tetons, Yellowstone, Mt. Rush more, and many other attractions. Included in your trip: 13 nights lodging at 3 star hotels, 13 breakfast, 1 lunch, 13 dinners, admission to all attractions and parks listed, keepsake book, goody bags and a treasure full of lifetime memories! Cost of the trip: $2,849/single, $2,049/ double pp, $1,749/triple or quad pp. $400. deposit due upon sign-up. Final payment is due May 1! Consecutive payments may be set up monthly on trips. Travel insurance is also available at an additional cost. Please see our cancellation guidelines. For more information, please call Upcoming CalCo Travel trips include visits to Wauchulas Holy Land, Scotland and a 14-day adventure out west Florida Peanut Producers Asso. seeks nominees for Peanut Board The Florida Peanut Producers Association is seeking eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving on the National Peanut Board. Florida Peanut Producers will hold a nominations election to select a member and alternate to during the Florida Peanut Producers Association Annual Membership p.m. ( CT ricultural Complex on Penn Avenue in Marianna. All eligible producers are encouraged to participate. Michael Davis of Graceville, is the current Florida National Peanut Board Member and Jeffery Pittman of Bascom serves as the alternate. The term for the current Florida board member and alternate expires Dec. 31, 2014. USDA requires two nominees from each state for each position of member and alternate. The National Peanut Board will submit Florida's slate of nominees to the U.S. Sec retary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments. The National Peanut Board en courages all persons who qualify as peanut producers to attend the meeting and run for nomination. It is USDA's policy that member ship on industry-government boards the diversity of individuals served by the programs. The Florida Peanut Producers check-off organization for peanuts and represents Florida's peanut producers in the areas of promotion, research and education. The mission of the Board is to provide USA peanut growers with a receptive and growing market for their peanuts and the information Through research and marketing initiatives the Board is finding new ways to enhance production and increase consumer demand by promoting the great taste, nutrition and culinary versatility of USA grown peanuts. For more information please contact the Florida Peanut Pro Crafting an heirloom It may just be a hobby for those who try to master it to day, but basket making was once an important skill just a few generations ago. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement hosted a basket weaving class Saturday morning to pass what has become a lost art. Eleven people gathered to learn how to handcraft their own gathering basket by soaking the reeds in water and then weaving the strips together, securing them to a hand carved handle made of oak. BELOW RIGHT: Susan Anderson of Lamont is a fre quent visitor to the Settlement. She brought a handmade basket (bottom right) that has been in her family for generations to share with the class. RIGHT: Michael Barach of Tal lahasee soaks some reeds in a plastic tub to soften them up be fore weaving them together. BE LOW: Yvette Learner is shown below as she helps Brandi George, also of Tallahassee, start her basket. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Rose Parramore of Greenwood enjoyed making a basket and says she would like to do it again.
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He was a painter and served in the Air National He was preceded in death by Survivors include two sons, Richard Millender and his wife, Crystal of Bristol and Travis Mil lender of Carrabelle; one brother, Autumn Millender, Deanna Millender, Lil Richard Millender, Winter Millender Massey, Jr. Memorialization was by cremation. ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. MARY LAURA MACFARLAND BRISTOL Mary Laura MacFarland, 87, of Bristol, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in Blountstown. She was born in Lakeland June 29, 1926 to the late Lou and Mary Laura Boone Mathers. She was a homemaker and a member of Lake Mystic Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lou and Mary Laura Boone Mathers; her husband, Frank A. MacFarland; three brothers, Tommy, Bill and Bob Mathers; two sisters, Martha Wyler and Catherine Survivors include one brother, Lamar Mathers of Graveside services were held on Monday, Jan. 27 at Lake Mystic Cemetery will Reverend Jerry R. Chumley made to Lake Mystic Baptist Church, P.O. Box 486, Bristol, FL 32321 or Florida Baptist Childrens Home, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802-9963. ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. EVELYN CLIFTON BAKER anna, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Panama City. She was born Feb. 20, 1924 in Fordwick, VA to the late Silas and Grace Hicks Clifton. She was a homemaker. Paronett of Loxahatchee and Robin Dalton of Marianna. Memorialization was by cremation. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. SANDRA LEMAR GREEN BRISTOL Sandra Lemar Green, 57, of Bristol, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Tallahassee. She was a member of the St. James MB Church. Survivors include her husband, Willie Henry Green lahassee, Cassandra L. Green, Brittany A. Green and Tiffany D. Green, all of Bristol; her mother, Pearlie Mae Hardy and his wife, Marilyn, all of Bristol, Brenedette Family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 31 from James Community. Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. will follow in the Rockyville MB Church Cemetery. 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.AlaquaAnimal Refuge.org/HowToHelp 18925 Hwy. 20, Blountstown, FL 32424 Call us at (850) 674-4013 Blountstown Collision Center Todd Wahlquist and Rocky Bevis Licensed Funeral Directors ...Because the greatest gift you can give your loved one is peace of mind. Call Todd today for a free pre-planning consultation. We accept pre-arranged contracts from any funeral home, lock in todays prices forever. Affordable payment plans for both cremations and burials. Transferable if you move. Your Vision Your Budget www.bevisfh.com 12008 NW State Road 20 Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3636 & Crematory evis Funeral Home Bristol B Alaqua Animal Refuge in August of this year as part of a large-scale hoarding rescue in Wal ton County; she lived with over 100 other dogs without proper care. A natu ral show-stopper, Lizzie set about showing her natural leadership skills as soon as she arrived. Her peppy person ality made her a constant source of en tertainment for staff and volunteers during her recov ery, brightening the day of everyone she met. Since she had lived with so many other animals, she was naturally comfort able with all of her canine companions as well; her brave nature and outgoing attitude helped some of the more shy members of her pack come to re undernourished and ill, but with time and patience she slowly regained her health and vitality. Little Lizzie had already had a lifetime of nega tive experiences in her short one and one-half years, but you would never know it. She had such potential that the staff at the refuge did not want her to be held back by her lack of education so they recommended her for the Unconditional Love training program at Calhoun Correctional Institu tion Work Camp. She entered the program in No vember of 2013 and immediately set about prov ing she could do it all. Not only did she learn the required commands, she enjoyed learning fun and entertaining tricks too. Lizzie will be graduating at her own she would be a wonderful addition to an active family who needs a little comedy in their routine! If you are interested in adopting Lizzie or if you would like to make a donation to the Unconditional Love program, please visit our program page on our website at www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org/pro gram/unconditional-love/dogs. Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge Serving Calhoun, Liberty and Surrounding Counties 674-5449 or 643-5410 Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 29, 2014 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any viding construction services for LAKESIDE LANE widening and resurfacing of Lakeside Lane. Shoulder resodding are also included. bid must conform to Section ed to the successful bidder. Road and Bridge Construc ing and Sodding. Liquidated damages for failure Please indicate on the enve Bids will be received until at the Liberty County Clerks erty County Board of Commis and is non-refundable. Checks The Liberty County Board of Commissioners reserves the local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to ----------------------------------------------PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 2nd Public Hearing Notice The Liberty County Board of Neighborhood Revitaliza tion category in the amount of tion of Neal Subdivision. The to low and moderate income will be allowed access to their homes during construction. A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at Liberty County Courtroom, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321 on Feb ruary 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. ET. A proposed copy of the application will be available nal copy of the application will be made available at the 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321 on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. no later than February 24, 2014. The application will be sub mitted to DEO on or before March 12, 2014. To obtain additional information con cerning the application and the public hearing contact Kathy Brown, Clerk of Court at (850) 643-2215. accessible location. Any handi to the meeting and a language access a Telecommunication at this meeting should contact ing. the following disclosures will will be made available by Lib erty County Board of County These disclosures will be avail able on and after the date of and shall continue to be avail 1. by source and amount; 2. or activity; 3. 4. 5. of those funds and the amount 6. funds by activity and amount. ----------------------------------------------NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) in the Liberty County Courtroom, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321 tend. should contact the Clerks Of ----------------------------------------------NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE MALLORY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. COVERY INC gives Notice tent to sell these vehicles on ida Statutes. *1NXAE94A0LZ135064 1990 TOYOTA *JHMBA8142NC005520 1992 HONDA eybee farm handling both manual and machine those workers who are not reasonably able to re vided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their River Valley Rehabilitation Center Drug Free Workplace Safe Minimal Lifting Environment EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D LPN/RN CNAs Dietary Aide Cook Time RIVER VALLEY REHABILITATION CENTER JOBS Altha School 2014 Homecoming Court This week at Altha School Wednesday, Jan. 29 FCA Concert of Prayer 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 Cats Cuisine; JV BB at LCHS 5/6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 Al tha Homecoming Parade 1 p.m.; Homecoming Dance 7-9 p.m. Altha School Gym Saturday, Feb. 1 MS SB & BB Preseason Classic at Hosford; PTO chili Cook-Off, 5 p.m.; Alumni Showcase, 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 MS BB at PJS 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 MS BB/SB vs. Hosford 3 p.m. Bidwell and Jackie Johnson. and Breanna Clemons. Althas Kids of Character Principal Sue Price proudly announces Altha Schools Kids of Character for the month of Decem ber demonstrating the character trait of Generosity:
JANUARY 29, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 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. For Rent in ALTHA 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers. With lawn service included 2 BD, 1 1/2 BA Town houses Commercial, Old Mexican Restaurant Day care location BRISTOL Mobile home lots 2BR 1 BA singlewide 3BD doublewide 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN MISC. ITEMS 5 post car batteries, two for $40 a piece. Call (850) 6438556. 1-29, 2-5 Tents, 17 X 8 and 7 X 9, $100 for both. Call (850) 643-8556. 1-29, 2-5 Womens casual dress clothes, large selection in size 18/20 or 2XL and dress shoes size 8, excellent condition, prices vary. Call (850) 643-3370. 1-29, 2-5 Flower pots: 200 plastic pots from 1 pint to 3 gallons, $50 for all. Call (850) 6435372. 1-29, 2-5 4 Dunlop tires, P265 X 65 R17 with good tread, $100. Call (850) 643-5372. 1-29, 2-5 Wedding gown, size 12, white, strapless, beaded & pearled bodice with a long veil in excellent condition, $150. Call (850) 510-1714. 1-29, 2-5 7 drawer wooden dresser, $40. Call (850) 510-1714. 1-29, 2-5 includes manual and mat, $275 OBO. Call (850) 2093975. 1-29, 2-5 Draw-tite frame receiver hitch, $150. Call (850) 2093975. 1-29, 2-5 Windshield with quick re lease hardware, $110. Gas cap with Live to Ride em blem for 1, $15. 5 over the light visors, $15. Call (850) 363-3901. 1-29, 2-5 Cedar chest, $50. Call (850) 643-5011. 1-29, 2-5 Porcelain Indian doll, 30 tall dressed in blue with head dress, $40. Call (850) 643-5011. 1-29, 2-5 32 special, $1,300 OBO. Call (850) 566-7986 or (850) 566-7937. 1-29, 2-5 New Wedding dress with veil, crown and more, $900 OBO. Call (850) 566-7986 or (850) 5667937. 1-29, 2-5 24V camo 4-wheeler, for children with 130 lb. weight limit. Purchased for $499, asking $350. Call (850) 4470330. 1-22, 1-29 3XL womens clothes, pants, skirts and dresses in excellent condition. Call (850) 674-5213. 1-22, 1-29 Scrubs: 27 tops and 13 pants, all size medium, $35 for all. Call (850) 509-4987. 1-22, 1-29 Pine straw for sale at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Cen ter thrift store, $2 per bale. Come check us out. Located on SR 20 East of Blount stown. Call (850) 674-1818 UFN FURNITURE New kitchen cabinets, 4 piece set includes lazy su san and lower cabinets, $800. Call (850) 762-4727. 1-29, 2-5 Power lift and reclining chair, Golden Maxi Com fort Series, brown, large, 375 lbs. weight capac ity, ultimate recline, never used, $800. Call (850) 9621049. 1-29, 2-5 springs, $100 OBO. Call (850) 510-1714. 1-29, 2-5 Oak oval dining table, $25. Call (850) 6435011. 1-29, 2-5 New Dining table, 2 chairs, $80. Call (850) 643-5011. 1-29, 2-5 full size bed, reversible com forter, bed skirt and 2 shams with pillows. Made from cotton, rose and beige in color, in excellent condition, $40. Call (850) 674-5213. 1-22, 1-29 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 ELECTRONICS Electronic Organ, GX-2 model 565. Many different instrument sounds. Lots of instruction books, music books, song books, etc. In excellent condition, retails for $13,795, make reason able offer. Call (850) 4473053. 1-22, 1-29 Available at the Calhoun Large variety of Verizon cell phone accessories at bar gain prices. Located at S.R. 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 674-1818. UFN VEHICLES $1,200. Call (850) 674-3264. 1-29, 2-5 black with Sony stereo, rear spoil er, runs good, $3,000 OBO. Call (850) 510-1714. 1998 Chevrolet Z71, needs transmission, $1,000 OBO. Call (850) 566-7986 or (850) 566-7937. 1-29, 2-5 1999 Dodge Dakota, ex tended cab, 318 V8 auto matic, like new tires, runs good, $2,500 OBO or pos sible trade. Call (850) 4471760. 1-22, 1-29 12,000 miles, black, in showroom condi tion. Appraised at $5,200, asking $4,500. Call (850) 762-8189. 1-22, 1-29 HOMES & LAND with power pole, septic and well. Private drive. Borders the National Forest in Liberty County, $45,000. Call (850) 381-8135. 12-18 T UFN PETS Puppies: 12 weeks old, Pa pillon and long-haired Chi huahua mix, black and white with gold highlights, $100 each. (850) 674-8010. 1-29, 2-19 Micro-mini male pigs, par ents are less than 30 lbs. $100 each. (850) 209-0910. 1-22, 1-29 Dwarf rabbits, different colors, $10 each. (850) 209-0910. 1-22, 1-29 WANTED Mobile home to purchase, 14 X 70 or bigger, at least 3 BR 2 BA in or in a 60 mile radius of Marianna in solid condition, zone 2. Call (850) 758-6933 or (727) 457-6693. 1-29, 2-5 Class A CDL driver, look ing for a job, can start ASAP. Call (850) 643-8556. 1-29, 2-5 Person interested in car pooling from Hosford to Tallahassee. Call (850) 6437477. 1-22, 1-29 Dresser or chest of draw ers. Call (850) 447-5515. 1-22, 1-29 3BR or 4BR, 2BA home to rent, Single family, along S.R. 20 in Hosford, Bristol or Blountstown. Call (850) 212-0588. 1-22, 1-29 LOST: Weimaraner dog, light chocolate in color with beautiful yellow/green eyes. She is short haired with a bobbed tail weighing ap proximately 25 30 lbs. Last seen on Tuesday, Jan. 22 near W.R. Tolar school. Her name is Tinkerbell and she needs her medicine. Please call ASAP. Call (850) 6438320. 1-29, 2-5 FOUND: Green tote along S.R. 12 S near Lake Mystic, call to identify contents. Call (850) 545-5544. 1-29, 2-5 APPLIANCES Water heater, gas, $75. Call (850) 526-1753. 1-29, 2-5 electric, $75. Call (850) 526-1753. 1-29, 2-5 Chest deep freezer, $100 OBO. Call (850) 643-8035. 1-22, 1-29 YARD SALES BLOUNTSTOWN (CT), 19044 NE Elijah Mor ris Rd. mile past BHS turn left off of C.R. 69 onto John G. Bryant and travel 1 block and look for signs. Cloth ing for toddlers, juniors and men. Adult/childrens shoes, housewares and small ap pliances. Phone (850) 6436009. a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT), next to Quick Pic. (CT), 16889 NW 13th Street, everything must go! BRISTOL a.m. (ET), SR 12 S to C.R. 379 by Rex Lumber, then look for signs. Cancel with cold weather or rain. (850) 643-5011. LOST & FOUND (813) 253-3258 UFN Properties for sale or lease Located, but not limited to, Lake Mystic Ochlockonee River Estiffan ulga & Sumatra areas. 10 to 500 acre tracts $2,500 + per acre Small partials $5,000 + per acre Call (850) 447-2372 *Properties also availab le in surrounding counties* UFN ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you are inspired to take on the world, but you may want to focus on smaller goals this week. Finishing a long-lingering work project is a viable option. Taurus, something does not seem to be fall ing into place. Take stock of things at home and at work to see if you can crack this nut. A little more investigation many be necessary. You may be offered a professional oppor tunity this week that is too good to pass up, Gemini. Despite this great offer, do your best to stay focused on work for the next several days. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Exercise caution and do not jump to any conclusions at work, Cancer. While you may know what your boss expects from you, it is better to wait to hear what he or she has to say. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you can envision exciting adventures ahead, and those times will be here before you know it. Channel your enthusiasm so you can get a head start on planning your adventure. Virgo, you have a desire to be different from everyone else this week. Its good to be original, but dont stray too far off the beaten LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a friend may shock you by doing something really outrageous. You do not know what to make of this change in person ality, but do your best to take it in stride. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 plate in the coming week. You can handle everything that comes your way, so long as you keep your cool and continue to work hard. You may be tempted to sneak off and play hooky from work, Sagittarius. Just make Now is not the best time to kick up your heels. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you have so much to do now that your mind may be in a complete jumble. Others will come at you with questions, but take a deep breath and answer them one at a time. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Change is not the best idea right now, Aquarius. It is much better to stick with the status quo for a little while longer. Then you will have enough stability to make a change. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you have many new ideas about how to get rich quick, but you will probably living. 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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 29, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Bristol, Liberty County, FL, proposes to enact the following Ordinance numbered 2014-01: AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF BRISTOL, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY OF BRISTOL CODE OF ORDINANCES; TO ADOPT NEW ORDINANCE NO. 2014-01; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. On February 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. (ET), at City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol, FL. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be inspected at City Hall. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the pro posed ordinance. Those requiring special accommodations or an interpreter in order to This notice is dated in Bristol, Liberty County, FL, this 29th day of January, 2014. Brigham S. Shuler, Chairman Robin M. Hatcher, City Clerk NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE To the editor: Little League baseball has become political be tween Coaches and Parents. All you see is fighting This is making the sport no longer fun for the kids anymore. It has become more about who has the best players or whose child is in what position. By doing this it is teach ing our children that this sport is no longer win or loose, you still tried your best. It's all about who has potential talent, at the age of 9 and above, to be playing in the pro's by age 18. Don't get me wrong, there is noth ing wrong with encouraging your children to be great at their talent. But, there is something wrong with priming your child to be the best and only the best. To the point that this sport, which once was fun for all, is now so competitive that the ones that aren't so great are left behind to ride the bench, no encouragement and less worked with because the coaches favorites are getting all the attention. Some kids that come out and sign up for little league do not have some one to work with them at home or worse yet a support system to make them the next Derrick Jeter. What happened to the basics of teaching these kids teamwork, leadership and friendship among team mates? and choosing favorites are teaching children that this sport is only for the good and there is no room for the bad. For example, last week was an unscheduled Little League meeting that turned into chaos over politics that ultimately caused coaches to resign. In my opinion politics should not be in sports or better yet City/ the highest standards and be rep rimanded for showing their butts in public. If they are going to be involved in city/county wide sports, they should be treated as individuals should not be treated like time of a public sporting event that their children are participating in. Politics shouldn't be in sports unless you are teaching your children to lie, steal and overall poor sportsmanship. For instance, a politician busted a jug of tea over a mans head when he wasn't looking and then proceeded to choke him. And then had his friends lie about what happened when questioned. All over arguing about who was going to be in charge of this years Little League Baseball season. This is becoming a problem in our community and needs to be addressed before the love of this sport disappears from our children, or worse yet, parents take their chil dren to another city/town to have their children play where the game is played like it's supposed to be. Again this sport has become all about the adults and not our children. Thank you, Steve Mears, Sr., Blountstown SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Keep politics out of Little League & give the game back to the kids MT. ZION UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH REVIVAL Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church re vival services that began on Friday, Jan. 24 will continue through Sunday, Feb. 2. with Rev. Steve Grimsley as guest pastor. Services on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday morning services begin at 10 a.m. followed by the evening service at 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Highway 65 South in Hosford. For more information call (850) 379-8743. Note of Thanks The Family of David Finkley would like to thank everyone for the show of love displayed to us at his passing. The visits, the prayers, the deeds, and yes, even the unspoken actions were so much appreciated we can't express it all in words. David, or "Big Hurt" as he was known to his team mates, was with all of us for 30 wonderful years; not long enough for us, but rest assured, he will be in our hearts for an eternity and the deeds shown by all during his transition from mortal to immortality will only strengthen our bond to each other. A special thank you is awarded to Travis Al len and Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch and his staff of employees for their devoted time and ef fort in helping to prepare for David's arrangements. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I will love you and pray for you continually. Lula Finkley and family NEWS FROM THE PEWS Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! 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