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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty County High School student remains in a coma at Bay Medical Center after the truck he was driving collided with a pine tree late last Wednesday night about 26 miles south of Bristol. Brandon Sparks, 17, was on his way home after having supper with family and friends at Larkins Fish Camp when he lost control of the 1999 GMC pickup he was driving east on C.R. 379 around 11 p.m. According to the FHP report, he missed a curve on Larkins Road and ran off the road onto the north shoulder. He steered back to the right and returned to the road but was unable to gain control of the truck. When he traveled onto the icy grass of the south shoulder of the road, he over-steered to the left, pulling the truck back on the road at a sharp angle. The truck began rotating clockwise, sliding into a ditch, where it struck a barbed wire fence and post. The truck then slammed into a tree, crushing the drivers side and critically injuring Brandon. His father, Tom Sparks, left the gathering a few minutes after his son and drove up on the crash. I didnt realize it was our truck, Sparks said. I thought it was a deer hunter trying to catch dogs at night. He drove Bristol teen injured when truck slams into tree LCHS junior Brandon Sparks was admitted to Bay Medical Center in critical condition following last weeks wreck. The impact nearly separated the cab and the bed of the 1999 GMC pickup. See Teen driver critically injured continued on page 3 HOMECOMING at Altha School Parade photos ...11 Chili cookoff, alumni game, theme days & more.....16 Sheriff's Log............2 Mossy Pond re..........3 Panhandle Pioneer Settlement events..............4 Black History Month activities scheduled .........5 Kids focus on the future at camp ..................10 Jim McClellans Outdoors Down South ...........13 Obituaries..............19 Classieds.......22 & 23 J OURNAL W ednesday FEBRUARY 5, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 6 CLJNews.com Bristol, FL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax FREEZE! New administrator hired at Liberty Co. Jail; other changes being considered by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A new administrator is now overseeing the Liberty County Jail, according to Undersheriff Brian Langston. Langston, who was hired by Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch a little over two months ago, said Joyce Arnold of Vernon began work Jan. 30. He said she was referred to his agency by the Florida Sheriff's Association and has 25 years' experience, which includes serving as a warden at a women's private prison in Quincy as well as working in jails in Bay and Washington counties. The previous jail administrator, Reggie Ethridge, was hired by the sheriff. His dismissal last week was "strictly a management decision by myself," Langston said. "I like Reggie," he said, but added, "I needed somebody who was a little more stringent on our rules and regulations." He said there had been some issues with the work-release program. "I tried to get it corrected but it wasn't with the results." positions one for a deputy and one for Another change will be coming at the end of the month when longtime dispatcher Junior Lolley retires. One of the agency's current dispatchers, Dan Faircloth, will serve as interim dispatch director. Langston said he is in the process of employees. He said there's a lot to get caught up any previous employee evaluations and is working on getting everyone's "I'm now trying to implement a bunch of policies and procedures that were not here," he said, adding, "I'm a real policies and procedures guy." He said things will be run differently in the months to come. "Employees need to know our expectations and we'll help them out any way we can," he said. Liberty County Undersheriff Brian Langston Jail Administrator Joyce Arnold Rare freeze leaves snow and ice across panhandle; closes bridge DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTO After a night of freezing rain last week, folks in Calhoun and Liberty ringed with icicles with lots of white frosty stuff gathered around tree trunks and spreading across porch steps. The biting cold prompted the what will probably be their only "Snow Days" off from school on Wednesday and Thursday. While ice and snow forced the Tram mell Bridge to be closed for a few hours, emergency management em issues created by the unusual weath er. See story and photos on page 9. TOP: Plants and palmettos all had a snowy center for a while last week. Shuler of Hosford is delighted to show LEFT: Remington Potter, 10, and sixyear-old Gracyn Potter of Hosford en crete cherub outside at McMillian's Nursery in Blountstown was dusted with snow and the water in his bird bath was frozen solid. Liberty County team gathers for Relay for Life Fun Night.............. 7 Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch honored by national sheriffs organization................. 8 Cold damaged plants 12 Celebrating Torreya State Parks history.... 14 Lots of school news... 15 Helping Hands thrift shop reopens with brisk sales Saturday.......... 20 Beware of one ring phone scam............... 23
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Pam Bondi joined Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami), Representa tive Bryan Nelson (R-Orlando), other legislative leaders, law enforcement and road enthusiasts to announce a leg islative proposal that will crack down on the growing problem of hit-and-run drivers and remove the incentive for cident. According to the Florida High way Patrol, three people were killed every week by a hit-and-run driver in 2012. Under current Florida law, there is a minimum mandatory sentence of four years in prison for killing someone contrast, a driver who leaves the scene of an accident that kills someone faces cyclist Aaron Cohen, the driver who killed Aaron and left the scene received less than two years in jail. Floridians deserve to feel safe when enjoying their communities, and this legislative proposal will crack down on all hit-and-runs," stated Attorney Gen Portilla and Representative Nelson for their leadership on the Aaron Cohen Cohen for her bravery in transforming her tragedy into action to protect oth ers. "Aaron Cohen was a member of my community. The outrage that followed the light sentence his killer received brought attention to the punishment gap in sentencing laws, and we, along with his family and friends, decided to take action," stated Senator Diaz de la Porti lla, sponsor of SB 102. "This bill is about protecting people," said Representative Nelson, sponsor of HB 183. "Those who are not protected by the metal exoskeleton of a car should feel just as safe on the road as someone who does have that protection." This legislation will: Create a minimum mandatory sen tence of four years for leaving the scene of an accident which results in death (with an allowance for downward de parture by the court when mitigating factors exist.) tory sentence from two to four years for leaving the scene of an accident result scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury from a 3rd degree felony to a 2nd degree felony. the criminal punishment code. Require a three-year revocation of the offender's driver's license and, prior to reinstatement, a driver's education course on the rights of vulnerable road users. "As Chairman of the Senate Criminal close the penalty gap for hit-and-run drivers in Florida. This legislation will make our roads safer for everyone--pe destrians, motorcyclists, and cyclists," stated Senator Greg Evers (R-Pensaco la), a bill co-sponsor. "How do you explain to grieving families that the person who struck their loved one chose to leave rather than motivate people to do the right thing," said Representative Dennis Baxley (ROcala), a bill co-sponsor and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. "Too many lives have been lost; too many families, just like mine, have been devastated," said Patty Cohen, Aaron Cohen's widow. The Florida Sheriffs Association strongly supports legislation that would create proportionate penalties for driv Manslaughter and Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in death," said FSA President and Polk County Sher iff Grady Judd. "We should not have laws that encourage drivers to leave the scene of an accident." Also participating in the press con ference today were: Senator Rene Gar cia, Representative Eddie Gonzalez, sentative Jim Waldman, Dr. Mickey tiative; Tim Bustos, Executive Director, Florida Bicycle Association; Kristen M.A.D.D; Maj. Chris Connell, Talla hassee Police Department, representing the Florida Police Chiefs Association; Maj. Jim Russell, FSU Police Depart ment; Sgt. Dave Ferrell (Ret.), Tallahas see Police Department, and Lt. Bruce Ashley and Sgt. Mike Helms, Wakulla Senate Bill 102 unanimously passed committee hearing for HB 183 will be in the House Transportation and High way Safety Subcommittee. STATE NEWS Pensacola crime lab chemist arrested by FDLE PENSACOLA Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, working with the Escambia County Sheriffs Of crime laboratory chemist Joseph Graves on charges of grand theft, 12 counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and Graves, while processing drug cases, replaced prescription pain pills with over-the-counter medi cations. The actions of Joseph Graves are disgraceful. FDLE is working with State Attorneys ensure he is held ac countable for his ac tions, said FDLE Commissioner Ger ciate the hard work and dedication of our FDLE members who are working swiftly and diligently re sponding to this situ ation. Graves was arrested at the Es cambia County Jail at approxi mately 6:30 ET, and bond was set at $290,000. junction with the Es cambia County Sheriffs ney William Eddins Of vestigation into missing prescription pain pills from the evidence room at the Escambia County tigators determined that each case with missing drugs had been analyzed by Graves. Graves was relieved of duty on Jan. 31. He became a crime lab analyst in Dec. 2005, working in the Pen sacola crime laboratory, and was promoted to supervisor in July 2009. FDLE teams are inspecting evi dence from all cases handled by Graves between 2006 and present promised. He worked nearly 2,600 cases for 80 law enforcement agencies spanning 35 counties and 12 judicial circuits. ney, 1st Judicial Circuit William Eddins will prosecute this case. The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are possible. JOSEPH GRAVES Bondi, legislators promote crack-down on hit-and-run drivers Seminole man arrested in $6 million Ponzi scheme ida Department of Law Enforcement Tampa Bay Regional Operations Cen ter arrested David George Dreslin, 54, on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity, three counts of sale of an un registered security, three counts of sale of a secu rity by an unregistered dealer, security fraud and organized fraud. Dreslin turned himself into the Pinellas County Jail Thursday afternoon. This was a Financial Regulation and FDLE. At Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case. The investigation revealed that Dreslin was engaged in a Ponzi type scheme, soliciting investors for various real estate projects. Dreslin, an accoun tant, would convince his clients to pur chase shares or units in a variety of real estate development projects promising large returns in a short period of time. hard-earned savings to someone who was looking to make a quick dollar through an illegal operation," stated At torney General Pam Bondi. "Because of Statewide Prosecution, the Florida De partment of Law Enforce Financial Regulation, the defendant is behind bars, sively prosecute this case." Agents found Dreslin did not own all of the real estate he sold to his cli ents and also used their investments as personal income or to payout other investors. Agents believe investors lost over $6 mil lion in the scheme. FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey said, Dreslins victims were convinced to liquidate their retirement accounts and in some instances cash-out the eq uity of their homes. For many victims, the scam resulted in the loss of their life-savings. The OFR is committed to protect ing the citizens of Florida and appre ciate the efforts of our partners in law enforcement to bring justice to those who seek to separate Floridians from their hard earned dollars, said OFR Commissioner Drew J. Breakspear. We encourage all potential investors and to take measures to protect them selves. Dreslin was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a $920,000 bond. The investigation is on-going and there will be additional arrests. DAVID G. DRESLIN CALHOUN COUNTY Jan. 30 Brandi Nichole Sasser, DUI, FHP. Maurice Wayne Styles, VOP, CCSO. Earnest Dale McCardle, domes tic battery, CCSO. David Russell OBryan, posses sion of meth, possession of drug equipment, driving while license suspended or revoked with knowl edge, CCSO. Feb. 1 Ariel Danielle Davis, criminal registrant, CCSO. Matthew Gerald Fisher, disor derly intoxication, resisting arrest without violence, CCSO. Chase Alexander Hinson, pos session of drug paraphernalia, APD. Feb. 2 Jessica Ruff, possession of meth, BPD. Steven Paul Goodman, posses sion of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of listed chemicals, manufacture of meth, BPD. Feb. 3 Scott Lee Walker, possession of meth, CCSO. Ventura Brown, VOP, BPD. Dashawn Demetrious Holmes, disorderly intoxication, BPD. James Earnest Pierce, expired license, CCSO. Feb. 4 Dawn Lenay Kendall, battery, CCSO. David Wayne Henderson, bat tery, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY Jan. 27 Brandy Dunagan holding for Calhoun County, CCSO Connie Carter holding for Cal houn County, CCSO Jan. 28 Taurus Ternear Black sell of cocaine (2 counts), possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, LCSO Tracy Maloy serving weekends, LCSO Donna Jean Jacobs principal ammunition by a convicted felon, LCSO Jan. 29 Vestis Mathis serving 10 days, LCSO Jan. 30 Devon Dewayne Sherrod public affray, LCSO Jan. 31 William Pierce serving week ends, LCSO Jase Davidson holding for Leon County, LCSO Isa Abdullah Muhammad pos session of less than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO Feb. 1 Bobby Bowen possession of scheduled narcotics, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, LCSO Feb. 2 Robert Maples, possession or use of drug paraphernalia LCSO Zachary Ray Boley possession or use of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge, LCSO Tracy Maloy serving weekends, LCSO Jessica Ruff holding for Cal houn County, CCSO Sharone D. McMillian public affray, LCSO Feb. 4 Dawn Lenay Kendall holding for Calhoun County, CCSO arresting 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 Business alarms ..............................................................................01 Residential alarms ..........................................................................00 Complaints ...............................................................................45 Blountstown Police Dept. Jan. 27, through Feb. 2, 2014 SHERIFFS LOG
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Treat your sweetheart to a massage for Valentines Day! McClellan Chiropractic (850) 674-2555 MASSAGE GIFT CERTIFICATES Luke Alderman, LMT #MA29018 Lei Lani Rodgers, LMT #MA72627 M Th...8 12, 1:30 5:30 Fri...8 12 Half-Hour ... $ 30 or One Hour ... $ 60 Pre-order your Valentines early because we have what a woman and what a man wants.... Buy Rite Drugs Call Us at 6435454 Jewelry Valentines candy and Much, Much More. DELIVERING TO SCHOOLS ROSES $ 59 95 $ 39 95 SPECIAL $ 4 95 firstname.lastname@example.org Rivertown INSURANCE MELISSA PITTS Owner/Agent COMMERCIAL Located at the red light where the former !El seguro de automovil vendio aqui! NEW HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. (CT) Want to get your message across? Its easy when you place your ads and announcements in The JOURNAL Bend Road in the Mossy Pond Community. The Mossy Pond Fire Department DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Mossy Pond trailer burns Tuesday past the site but then decided to turn around. It was then he recognized his sons truck. It was pretty scary, he said. He ran to check on Brandon and called 911. Then he sent a text to his girlfriend, Leslie Fennell, who was still at the home where they had been visiting with her grandfather, R.C. Fennell. She met him at the crash site, just a mile and a half away, along with her grandfather and Brandons girlfriend, Rielly NeSmith. Sparks said he was back and forth with the dispatcher as his phone kept losing the signal. After being sure that help was on the way, he grabbed a crowbar and tried to break open the passengers side door of the wrecked truck. He managed to peel back part of the door but could not get it open. When emergency workers arrived, they put a sheet over the injured driver to protect him from glass before they broke out the window of the front passenger door to get it open. They slid a backboard into the cab, moved him onto it and then slid him out. Air Heart emergency helicopter transported him to Panama City. The crash was investigated by FHP Trooper Jason King. His report indicated that alcohol was not a factor in the accident. The Liberty County Sheriffs assisted at the scene. He is stable and improving, swelling is going down on his brain, clotting is under control, he has head/face fractures, and a broken pelvis that they will address once the swelling on his brain is gone, according to a post on his Facebook page by a family member. You cant believe something like that could happen to such a good boy, his father said. Leslie Fennell said Brandon moved to Liberty County a couple of years ago to live with his father. He has two younger half-sisters who attend Tolar School. His older brother, who is in the Army, got leave and was able to come visit with the family this weekend. She said Brandon suffered severe head trauma and has remained unconscious since the accident. Hes taken all his surgery very well, Fennell said. Hes a very sweet boy, she said, explaining how he enjoys helping out the older residents living in the Larkins Fish Camp Road community. His father said Brandon was not active in school functions in part because they lived so far out of town. He said his son had planned to join ROTC his senior year and hoped to join the Army after graduation. Its hard to speculate what caused the accident, Sparks said. It was a deer crossing; anythings possible. I just want my boy to get better. Brandon is a Junior at LCHS. Classmates and friends have started a fundraiser to help with his growing medical expenses, chipping in money for Hat Days in which they pay for the privilege of wearing a hat in class each day. See page 15 for more about that project. Teen driver critically injured Wednesday night continued from the front page
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 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 Learn to make your own jams, jellies & preserves Linda Smith, co-founder of the settlement, is an expert at making jellies, jams and pre serves. She's having a class on Saturday, Feb. 22 starting at 9 a.m. (CT), held at the Settle ment's Clubhouse. The class is just a mere $15 and this will give you a lifetime of pleasure. Making your own jellies gives you really fresh taste, even lower sugar too. You have no idea just how many recipes are out there for jelly, jam, and preserves. You will save money as well as have a better product and they make wonder ful gifts. There's just nothing like making your own jelly. Do you know of someone who's always wanted to learn? Wouldn't this be a great gift to give this class to that special someone? Call Diane Watson today at (850) 674-2777 or email her at email@example.com. Beginner Spinning class at the Settlement Feb. 22 On Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at 10 a.m. (CT) the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement presents Melissa Marvin as the instructor for a Beginner Spinning Class. The cost of the class is $40 with a $20 deposit required to reserve your spot. All supplies are included. A spinning wheel is not required; however, if you wish like to bring your spinning wheel you may. A drop spindle is the oldest form of spinning tool, it is basi cally a dowel stuck through a weighted wheel that is used to will teach the fundamentals of spinning wool, learning how to singles together to make a 2 ply yarn, spinning terms, and some Melissa will be bringing her wheel so the students will have a chance to try spinning on it. Give Diane Watson a call at (850) 674-2777 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this class. Melissa Marvin, spinning instructor, spinning on the Bailey Porch at Pioneer Day at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown, will be presenting its 10th Annual Sacred Harp Sing on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 9:30 a.m. (CT). Sacred Harp Singing, aka FaSoLa or shape note singing, is a uniquely American tradi tion and has been preserved in the South since colonial times. Singing Gospel Hymns without the accompaniment of a harp or any other musical instrument this singing a'capella from shape notes. Come and enjoy this special southern tradition and also enjoy dinner on the grounds. Visitors are requested to bring a home Tenth annual Sacred Harp Sing Feb. 15 Russ Sholtz leads in song at last years Sacred Harp Sing. MICHELE MEARS-DONAHUE PHOTO made pot luck dish or dessert for all to enjoy and to show off your cooking/baking skills. Guided tours will be available. Free admission. Donations are welcome. Call (850) 674-2777 or email at ppsmuseum@yahoo. com for more information. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having a Blacksmithing Class on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 8 a.m. (CT). If you enjoy hands on experience, this is the place to be. Join us in the art of shaping heated iron and steel (forging) with hand tools such as ham mers, tongs and chisels on an anvil. All will enjoy this experience at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement at 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Road, Blount stown, FL 32424. This will be an all day event so pack your lunch. Required items: gloves and safety glasses. There are limited slots available so call or email now to reserve your slot. The cost of this class is a $45 and a $25 deposit fee is required for your reservation which goes toward the cost of the class. For more information, call Diane Watson at (850) 674-2777 or email ppsmuseum@yahoo. com. Blacksmithing class offered next week T upperware have a chance to enjoy it. Produce stays fresher CALL BETH EUBANKS, (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 PIONEER SETTLEMENT Music and an unending supply of tempting desserts kept guests entertained at Saturday evenings annual Classical Desserts event. The annual fundraiser gives community members an opportunity to enjoy the talents of local cooks, singers and musi cians as they gather to help raise money to keep the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in operation. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS CLASSICAL DESSERTS
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: email@example.com ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNAL STAFF J ohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenic Esgro .................Advertising OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,270 MEETINGS Wednesday, Feb. 5 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone 643-2373. Thursday, Feb. 6 Altha Area Recreation Committee, 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall American Legion Hall Bingo night 6-9 p.m. (CT) Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House Mayhaw Community Action Group, 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown Liberty Commission, 6 p.m. in Court room Phone (850) 643-2215. Nettle Ridge VFD, 7 p.m. at Fire House. Friday, Feb. 7 Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center. Phone (850) 674-9131. Sunday, Feb. 9 American Legion Post 272 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-2740. Monday, Feb. 10 Bristol City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall. Phone (850) 643-2261. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m., Altha Fire De partment. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, Feb. 11 Altha Town Council, 6 p.m., City Hall. Phone (850) 762-3280. Blountstown City Council, 6 p.m., City Council Room on Angle St. Phone (850) 674-5488. Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant. Phone (850) 570-0222. Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. Phone (850) 574-8610. Liberty School Board, 6:30 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room. Phone (850) 643-2275. Bristol VFD, 7:30 p.m., Bristol City Hall. Phone (850) 228-9555. AA Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Saturday, Feb. 8 Thursday Feb. 6 Friday, Feb. 7 Monday, Feb. 10 Tuesday, Feb. 11 Sunday, Feb. 9 BIRTHDAYS James Lane, Scott Reddick, Ashley Johnson, Haylee Revell & Mary Charles Waller BIRTHDAYS Imma Orama, Erin ONeal and Lisa Rowell BIRTHDAYS Sky Reddick and Kayla Marie Sumner BIRTHDAYS Andromeda Belle Lewis, Lawana McDonald, Dewey Pullam, Eric Snipes, Robert Hodge & Haley Gortman BIRTHDAYS Lynn Williams Hobby, Cathia Schmarje, Danny Hassig, John David House, Tory Silcox, Theta Lolley & James McCroan for Diane Long Calhoun-Liberty Credit Union 9 a.m. 4 p.m. (CT ) Retirement Celebration Planning Council meeting Feb. 11 Tomato seminar at Jackson County Agriculture Center The Jackson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are offer ing a seminar entitled: How to Grow Tomatoes from A to Z for the Home Grower. The seminar will be held at the Jackson County Agriculture Con ference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m.2 a.m.(CT). Three excellent speakers are sched uled to present at the seminar: Dr. Josh Freeman, UF/IFAS Vegetable Specialist will discuss tomato produc tion from seed to harvest; Pest and be taught by Josh Thompson, Regional Agronomy Agent; and Dennis Gibson, Front Yard Farmer, will offer practical tips for success with tomatoes in the home garden. Registration for the seminar is $15 pre-paid by Wednesday, Feb. 12, and $20 the day of the event. To register for the event, stop by the Jackson County Avenue weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. weekdays, or RSVP by email to Doris Williams or by calling (850) 482-9620. Chipola College Black History Program Feb. 21 MARIANNA Chipola College will host a Black History Month Pro gram, Friday, Feb. 21, from 6:308:30 p.m., in the Chipola College Cultural Center. Dinner will be served. The theme for the program is Its a Family Affair. The guest speaker is Elder William McCray. For information about the event, contact Dr. Willie Spires at (850) 718-2232. at Chipola College March 3 MARIANNA The Chipola Col lege Public Service Department has The following events are scheduled in conjunction with Black History Month in Blountstown: Saturday, Feb. 8 at Veterans Memo rial Civic Center: Miss Black History Scholarship Fundraiser Pageant, 12 3 p.m. Fashion Show, 4 6 p.m. Band Concert, 7 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: Black History Parade, beginning at the Blountstown Middle School and ending at Clay Mary Historical Site. Line-up begins at 9 a.m. (CT). Black History Festival at Clay Mary Historical Site (River Street) imme diately following the parade. Vendor information is available. Saturday, Feb. 22: Black History Basketball Tourna ment/Car Show at Mayhaw School Basketball Court. Registration is at 8 a.m., game begins at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Black History Banquet at the W.T. Neal Civic Center, 7 p.m. Dress attire is Semi Formal/Formal. Cost is $15 single, $25 couple, $10 (ages 10-15), $5 (ages 4-9), Free (3 and under), $100 Corporate (10). For more information on any of the above events contact Apostle G. B. Sheard, Founder (850) 674-8683, Evangelist Peterson (850) 237-1895, LeTonya Reed (850) 272-2482, Lynette Williams (850) 447-371, Micah Martin (850) 447-1164 or Minister Debra Jones (850) 674-4101. Pageant, concert & banquet planned this weekend to mark Black History Month beginning next month. in a classroom setting weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course begins March 3 and runs through June aid is available. A First Responder course will be offered Feb. 24-28, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. The 40-hour class of emergencies. The course is included in the curriculum for most law en programs. June 26. The course includes First Responder, Forestry S130/190 and includes use of bunker gear and live burn scenarios. Information about the courses is Science Program Manager, at (850) 718-2483 or email fowlerm@chipo la.edu. The Apalachee Regional Planning Council announces a meeting to which all persons are invited. The Liberty County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. (ET), at the Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way in. In addition to its regular business, the agenda will include FTA applications. For more information contact Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, 2507 Callaway Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32303 or by email at email@example.com. BIRTHDAYS Jim McIntosh and Jessica Bentley BIRTHDAYS Jeri Anderson, Douglas Gingerich & Betty Cornwell Miss Black History Scholarship Fundraiser Pageant, Fashion Show & Band Concert Veterans Memorial, festivities begin at 12 p.m. (ET) Valentine Dance with Killin Time in concert, the Legion Hall in Blount stown 8-12 p.m. (CT)
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. One of my sons works for a chain restaurant as a waiter/ server. In Florida, the pay is $4.91per hour plus tips. Prior to ObamaCare, the restaurant chain offered mini mal health insurance cover age for which he paid $147 per month. Not much cov erage and which I characterized as runny nose insurance. After ObamaCare, the restaurant chain cancelled his insurance plan. Only full-time employees can get insurance via a company plan. To be a full-time employee, he would have to work 30 hours per week or more, but work schedules for servers are always less than 30 hours per week. Therefore, no requirement for the company to provide healthcare insurance coverage. So we tackled the Healthcare.gov web site. Because of my work, Im computer literate, the web site was after being repaired by the government. The news media and Obama opponents but as I search city, county, state web sites and real estate Multiple Listing Systems, I encounter some real dogs that are worse than the government site. In my view, much of the whining about the government healthcare site was the result of the news media requir ing breaking news to increase ratings and politicians with an agenda. We worked our way through the system and once we had an account, we called the government 800 number. A nice lady veri would contact us. They did via an e-mail with instructions to select a plan of which there are numerous. We reviewed all the plans, and no surprise here, plans with low monthly rates have high deductible payments for services rendered. Of course, pay a high monthly payment and get low deductible payments for services. There is no free lunch. The insurance business is just thata business. Insurance We selected a couple of plans in the low er range of coverage, and I asked the local medical clin ic if they honored the plans. They didnt so back to the pile of papers. We selected a plan that would be honored by his doctor, but wasnt sure of the monthly cost. Back to the web site and we entered the plan into the system. The gov ernment had calculated that the plan would cost him about $80.00 per month. We also discovered that Florida Blue Cross/Shield handles ObamaCare policies in the Florida panhandle. Not knowing if we had to contact a lo cal insurance agent that handled Blue Cross web site provided the telephone number. A very nice lady accessed our government completed the application with the govern ment and sent an e-mail which provided a care insurance. My son has received his information pack et from Florida Blue Cross, and he was able to designate his current doctor as his primary care physician. For us, problem solved. With out ObamaCare, he would be like millions of other peopleno healthcare insurance. Soon after, my wife and I were in a res taurant. Our server was a young woman and knowing about the restaurant business from our son, a conversation began. Her situation is typical of the many who work in service jobs, particularly the restau father. She drives 80 miles roundtrip to her work place. She has no healthcare insurance. healthcare possibilities. But she didnt want anything to do with the government. She doesnt trust government. Like many, she is a bit confused because she made the com ment that, Medicare doesnt work. I didnt press the issue, and we had a very pleasant conversation. I left a generous tip because I know she needs the money. ObamaCare worked for me Did you all see that game yesterday? Was that the worst Super Bowl ever? It was 43 to 8. The Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet was more com petitive than that. JAY LENO On Saturday before the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning received the NFLs MVP award for the season. Yeah, unfortunately it was immediately intercepted by a Seahawk. CONAN OBRIEN Lets talk about the big game yesterday. The Se ahawks beat the Broncos 43-8. The Broncos are DAVID LETTERMAN How about that Super Bowl? Some of you may expect me to make jokes about the Broncos. I wont do that. To me its just beating a dead horse. CRAIG FERGUSON It wasnt much of a Super Bowl game. The Se ahawks beat the Broncos 43-8. You know how after the game the winning players go to Disney World? Some of the Seahawks went halfway through the third quarter. JIMMY KIMMEL Last night of course was the State of the Union address, and during his speech, President Obama promised to focus on economic growth, education, and healthcare. Or as people tuning in put it, Oh, its a rerun. JIMMY FALLON The Broncos couldnt move the ball. The last time I saw a Bronco going that slow, OJ was driv ing it through L.A. JAY LENO After appearing in a commercial during last nights Super Bowl, people are accusing Bob Dylan of selling out. Today Dylan responded by saying, Everyone needs to calm down, have a Bud Light, and relax at a Sandals Resort. CONAN OBRIEN people told me when I woke up. DAVID LETTERMAN Well done, Seattle. I think they needed this to cement their reputation. Before last night, the meanest guy from Seattle was Frasier. CRAIG FERGUSON It cost $4 million for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl. Im always surprised at which com panies elect to pay that. How did a pistachio company afford $4 million? What kind of markup are they getting on those nuts? JIMMY KIMMEL Fans were expected to eat 21,000 hot dogs on Super Bowl Sunday. So, dont be surprised when this years Budweiser ad doesnt feature any horses. JIMMY FALLON While he was at the game, Governor Chris Chris tie was up to his old tricks. It turns out he blocked three lines at the concession stand. JAY LENO Did this happen or did I dream this? At one point Peyton Manning was actually sacked by Bruno Mars? DAVID LETTERMAN Poor Broncos. Experts said they havent seen something crushed like that in New Jersey since Chris Christies beanbag chair. CRAIG FERGUSON The Super Bowl was on Fox, so the traditional pre-game sit-down with President Obama went to Bill OReilly. The interview got off to a rocky start. OReilly asked Obama, Where you were born was football played with your feet? And it went downhill from there. JIMMY KIMMEL I heard that Justin Bieber is moving out of his $7 million home after he was accused of egg ing his neighbors house earlier this month. His neighbors are very happy, while his neighbors daughter is SO not talking to her parents EVER again. JIMMY FALLON C ORNER Jerry Cox is a retired military OXS
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 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! 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 SM 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 CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATES Michael Corlett (850) 643-7062 To place your ad in THE JOURNAL call us at (850) 643-3333 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org At Relay For Life events, commu nities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year! Relay For Life teams camp out Blountstown. and going until 6 a.m. Saturday, April 5. Because cancer never sleeps, each team You can get involved with this years Relay as a team or individual. All worthy cause. You can join a team, Survivors Lap here. http://www.relay LUMINARIA CEREMONY: Relay For Life participants and donors re member loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating luminaria. Luminaria, paper bags containing votive candles, are transformed and Relay For Life event. Each luminaria is personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer. Luminaria can also be dedicated in support of a Relay participant. Each luminaria candle rep resents a person. They are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and so many others. Remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating a luminaria bag. www.main. acsevents.org/site/TR. The next Relay for Life Team Meet p.m. (CT) at the First United Methodist W. Central Ave., Blountstown. Dana Burns and Shelly Burns are co-chairs for this years event. up or e-mailed. Contact April Bailey at email@example.com, or stop by For more info., go to www.relay New teams sought to take part; next meeting scheduled Feb. 13 2014 Relay for Life set April 4 & 5 at Sam Atkins GETTING READY FOR THE R E L A Y Members of Liberty Countys Hula Express team gathered at Veterans Memorial Civic Center for Family Fun Night to have some fun and raise mon ey for this years upcoming Relay for Life event. A silent auction and games raised $885 to go toward cancer research. RIGHT: Sawyer Bryant tosses his dart into the orange balloon. BELOW LEFT: The band, Easy Company, comprised of Frank Morri son, Charles Morris, Warren Nichols, Ricky Brown and Tony Anderson played for the group. BELOW RIGHT: Betty Lunsford-Smith and a couple of friends line dance. Kallan Mercer, left, picked out a wal let from a table of items for sale. A quilt made by Sandy Voss with the help of Freida Ritter were among the items in the silent auction, shown at right.
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 from the Constitutional Sheriffs LAS VEGAS The Constitu Association (CSPOA) held its annual conference in Las Vegas at the Tuscany Hotel/Casino with over 75 sheriffs, chiefs, peace of and public servants from 31 dif ferent states in attendance on Jan. 24. The big winner at this historic event was the American people as these dedicated lawmen and principles of God given liberty. Speakers for the morning ses sion were sheriffs Jeff Christopher of DE and Nick Finch of FL, con stitutional scholars and attorneys Michael Peroutka and Krisanne Hall, and CSPOA founder and former AZ sheriff Richard Mack. The main subject of the presen tations centered on the Oath of swear to, the fundamentals of state sovereignty, and the duty each lo cal public servant has to protect citizens from abusive and out of control government. The conference was emceed by IN sheriff Brad Rogers who led the group in a workshop session all afternoon. A committee was establish guidelines for federal agents and employees to follow when entering local jurisdictions. This committee was chaired by MO sheriff Joey Kyle. The conference culminated with a banquet and award pre sentation. Sheriffs Pam Elliott of TX and Denny Peyman of KY also spoke. Sheriff Nick Finch received the CSPOA Constitu tional Sheriff of the Year award for his exemplary defense of the U. S. Constitution. The CSPOA has as its primary goal that sher America will put the constitution and foremost in the performance of their duties. cally asked at the conference, and ultimately answered within the resolution that was approved by all in attendance. First, who has the duty to stand and protect the American people when they are being victimized by government? Second, who is lawfully re sponsible for securing and de fending state sovereignty and local autonomy? The answer is not referring the citizen to a good lawyer that only the rich can af ford. This would make protection and justice only available to those who can afford it. This conference and the CSPOA message is clear; we can and will restore liberty in America county by county and state by state! For more information about the CSPOA please see www. cspoa.org. Sheriff Finch named Constitutional Sheriff of the Year by CSPOA Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch and his wife, Angela, are show after the award presentation. VINTAGE TREASURES ANTIQUES DISHES NEW!!! Distressed Furniture and Consignment Boutique 15 % OFF ALL Mariana & Sorrelli JEWELRY Three Bridges ANTIQUES & GIFTS 20430 West Central Ave. Blountstown 674-8182 Get a 10% OFF CARD good for two weeks with your purchase. Give your sweetie something sparkly Hwy. 65 S Sumatra Phone (850) 670-8441 Happy Valentines Day from Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant $ 29 99 Steak & Seafood DINNER FEBRUARY 13-15 Seafood Plater for 2 OR $ 29 99 JAMES KOLE ELLIS James Kole Ellis celebrated his ninth birthday on Monday, Jan. 13. He is the son of Kaleb and Miranda Ellis. His little brother is Keaton Ellis. His grandparents are Monroe and Katrina Peddie, and Wendell Ellis. His greatgrandparents are Betty and Ray Ellis, Wanda and Randal Muscgrove and Darleen and Malone Peddie. He is in the third grade at Hosford School, and he loves to read, play sports and hunt. He spent his birthday at the recreation park in Hosford playing a competitive game of football with his his birthday, an 8 point from Blue Creek. Birthday NEWS PEWS FROM THE INGATHERING WORSHIP CENTER Pastors Philip and Deb bie Meeks, the Elders and the entire congregation of Ingathering Worship Center invite the entire community to join us on Sunday, Feb. 9 during our morning and evening worship services for a time of Prophetic Worship. Services are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (CT) Our guest minister will be Pastor Dr. Shelia J. Spencer of Orlando. Pastor Spencer is the senior pastor of Times of Refreshing Worship Center in Orlando. Dr. Spen cer is ordained and licensed by Bishop T.D. Jakes. Her min clude Potters House International Pastoral Alliance Bishop T.D. Jakes, In ternational Pentecostal Holiness Churches Bishop Clifton Smith under whom she is a licensed min ister and Right Connection Evan gelistic Association Bishop Isaiah Williams, Jr. Dr. Spencer has served in ministry for 22 years. She has been preaching for 21 years and has been anointed Under her prophetic and healing mantle 10,000 souls have come to Christ. Through her unique style of preaching, countless women have conceived and given birth to miracle babies, in addition to numerous re corded healings from cancer, AIDS and other manners of sickness. You dont want to miss these awe some services of Prophetic Worship. During the evening service, Prophet ess Janet German and Jeff Edwards will be leading praise and worship. For more information, please contact the church at (850) 6588489. Ingathering Worship Center is located at 2990 Heritage Road in Marianna. We look forward to see ing you there. CHURCH OF GOD IN PROPH ECY The Church of God of Proph ecy in Bristol cordially invites each and everyone to come and join us on for our Red and White Affair. This event will be held on Satur day, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. (ET) at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Dr. Shelia J. Spencer Featured keynote speaker will be Minister Adrian Abner. There will also be praise dancing and solos by noted area performers. Cost for the event is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (850) 4470038 for details. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. STEVE LADD IN CON CERT AT CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH The 2013 Singing News Favorite New Soloist of the Year, Steve Ladd, will be in concert at Corinth Baptist Church this Sunday morning, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. (ET). Steve is well known as the tenor vocalist for the Anchormen Quartet and most recently as tenor for the Gold City Quartet. Ladds newest project On My Own was produced by award winning co-producers Michael Sykes and Michael English, and is a power-house of music for all tastes. Although the last few years Ladd has been nominated for New Artist of the Year, has had two Top 40 Singles, toured with Gaither Vocal Band member Michael English and is featured with the Stamps Quartet on Alan Jacksons newest Pre cious Memories CD, he feels most used when working with Candy Christmas Bridge Ministry to the Homeless on Tuesday nights in the Nashville area. Steve, his wife and two children are also ministry part ners with Compassion International. While the beginning of an ex traordinary journey started with his family, evolved into being an integral part of some of the most awardwinning Christian ensembles, the last few years as a solo artist have proven the Lords faithfulness in his family, his ministry and his life. And, although there is a team of support, partners and prayers behind Ladd and his ministry, he is very thankful to walk where the Spirit leads, On His Own. Steve will also be in concert at the First Baptist Church in Sneads at 6 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, Feb. 9. Steve Ladd Keep Calhoun County Beautiful, Inc. is selling Dogwood Trees from now until Friday, Feb. 28. The cost is $1 each or $5 for six. The trees are located at the Calhoun County For more information please call Peg at (850) 674-8323. Dogwood trees now available for $1 each at Calhoun
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Despite surprising temperatures, no serious problems during freeze by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor "Everybody seemed to be pretty well prepared," said Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel when asked about the problems his agency experienced during last week's unusual cold spell. "I don't believe we registered one vehicle crash in Calhoun County during the cold weather," he said Friday afternoon. He said they realized the Trammell Bridge had to be closed Wednesday after they found that tractor trailers couldn't make it up the hill because their wheels were spinning on the icecovered bridge. "It was cold enough that there was snow on the bridge. Probably not over a quarter of an inch, but it was slippery," he said. One large truck had to be backed off the bridge and a long line of cars were allowed to pass through before it was closed Wednesday morning. He said his office contacted the Department of Transportation for help. "They were extremely busy all over northwest Florida," he said. "We worked out an agreement to allow us as a government to sand the bridge ourselves." He said Roberts & Roberts volunteered the equipment along with nearly two truck loads of sand to make the bridge safe for travel. "The whole bridge was sanded, but they concentrated the most on the ramps going up the span over the river." The bridge was opened for brief periods in an effort to accommodate correctional officers during shift changes, he said. But some were determined to get across even without a vehicle. "We had a few people that did walk the bridge," he said. He credited the smooth response to the fact that "everybody worked well together." He said the emergency management office, county commissioners, medical and ambulance personnel and volunteers met at 11 a.m. Tuesday to prepare. They didn't waste any time. "Within 23 minutes, we had devised a plan, talked to the Department of Transportation and made arrangements to get the bridge sanded," he explained. He said it helped that courthouses and schools were closed for two days. "That kept a lot of people off the highway," he said. "Our biggest issue was coordinating with DOT and Calhoun County on whether to close or keep open the Apalachicola River bridge," said Liberty County Emergency Management Director Rhonda Lewis. "Our road and bridge crews were able to keep our local roads clear. With Roberts & Roberts sanding the bridge we were able to keep it open for a good amount of time with limited closure times. EMS did detour to Gadsden Hospital until the bridge was open." Ronnie Stone, 911 Coordinator with the Calhoun County Emergency Management Office, said, "In my 32 years being employed here, I've never seen anything like it with the ice forming and staying that way for 24 hours." He said they got by "really well." He added, "We do hurricanes, Icicles were everywhere from garbage bins, to hanging branches and lining the front of just about every vehicle around. Gus Plummer, right, couldnt resist taking a taste of his own icicle tree. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 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 NOTICE As a courtesy to Property Own ers in Liberty County, the Prop like to inform you that the Au tomatic Renewal Notices for Homestead Exemption and Greenbelt have been mailed. You DO NOT have to return the receipt. You will be auto matically renewed. If you purchased property in stead exemption or greenbelt for 2014, it will be necessary to apply before March 1, 2014 For Homestead Exemption on mobile homes: Applicants must own the mobile home and the land to which the mo bile home is permanently at tached. Attention: Senior Citizens 65 & Older The Senior Citizen Additional Homestead Exemption is NOT automatically renewed. An ap plication MUST be signed each year before March 1. There is a household income limitation to qualify for this exemption. be fore March 1, 2014 If you have any questions, or if you have a problem with trans portation, please feel free to contact the Property Apprais Children focus on the future at Chipola Champs Camp MARIANNA Ten area youth in foster care or receiving services in their own homes gained invaluable life experience through many edu cational and career-focused activi ties offered at the Second Annual Chipola Champs Camp. The Department of Children and Families, (DCF), Big Bend Com munity Based Care, Anchorage Childrens Home and the United Way of Northwest Florida teamed up with Chipola College to host the two-day camp for children ages 1117. The camp gave the youth an op portunity to experience a college environment while participating in fun and educational arts, athletics and academic activi ties. Chipola employees Dr. Bryan Craven, Joc Calloway and Alice Pendergrass served as hosts for the camp. We were very happy to have these young people and their mentors on our campus to learn about the opportunities for higher education, said Dr. Bryan Craven, Director of Public Relations at Chipola. I am proud of all the students and our faculty who helped make this day a great success. Academic activities included Weird Science presented by Chipola Science Club with Dr. Jeff Bodart and Dr. David Hilton. Learning to Learn was presented by the Chipola Future Educators Club and led by Casey Bush and Dr. Lou Cleveland. Cars and Curls was offered by Chipola Cosmetology and Automotive stu dents with instructors Paige Vanderwerf and Ada Scott and John Gardner and Chase Vlieg. Lunch was provided by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough. Silly College Games was led by Student Activities Director Nancy Johnson. Show Business was presented led by Director Charles Sirmon and Technical Theatre Direc tor Connie Smith. The day concluded with a College is for Me presentation by Chipola students Daniel Jackson, Tatum Skipper and Irene Muniz. The Chipola Champs Camp is offered as one of more than a dozen statewide Camps for Champions (www.campsforchampions.com) providing year-round camp experiences for more than 1,000 children in foster care. The lum focused on post-secondary education and with an adult volunteer who will guide and motivate them on an ongoing basis. We thank Chipola for designing an incred ible curriculum full of hands-on activities that really got our kids thinking about their fu tures, said Vicki Abrams, DCFs Northwest Regional Director. Through our new men toring program, adult volunteers will support these youth on an ongoing basis and enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations. The camp was designed to allow the youth to learn more about themselves and their fu ture career interests through leadership, pro fessional and growth activities, and applied learning activities. Chipola College is a DCF Partner for Prom ise. Since January 2012, the Partners for Promise initiative has recognized more than 2,000 businesses that donate their time, talent and resources to enrich the lives of people in the communities. forpromise.com. Chipola Champs Campers and mentors. Chipola Science Club president J.T. Stevens does a demonstration with liquid nitrogen.
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Homecoming Parade 2014 ALTHA SCHOOL Blountstown DRUGS 20370 Central Ave. W Blountstown 674-2222 Congratulations on a great Homecoming celebration Wildcats! Compliments of your friends at 20291 Central Ave. West Blountstown 674-4359 Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. PHONE (850) 643-1090 FOR EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION LOCATED ON SR 20 BRISTOL Go Wildcats! Calhoun-Liberty HOSPITAL 20370 NE Burns Ave., Blountstown (850) 674-5411 Harveys #77 17932 Main St. Suite 6 Blountstown 674-3700 C o n n i e s 20737 East Central Ave. Blountstown Kitchen WAY TO GO WILDCATS! MERLE NORMAN ( 850 ) 674-9191 Walk-ins welcome Harveys Shopping Center Blountstown Blountstown Heath and Rehab Center 16690 SW Chipola Road BLOUNTSTOWN PHONE (850) 6744311 674-5449 or 643-5410 www.adamsfh.com Great Job Wildcats! Students celebrated Homecoming with a colorful Mardi Gras theme and took to the streets Friday for their annual parade. Kids along the route enjoyed getting candy and beads as DOMECK ESGRO PHOTOS Phone 674-3838 19838 SR 20 W IN BLOUNTSTOWN Pizza & Subs
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 C ITY T IRE C O. MV5496 GOODYEAR DUNLOP BFG & More Shocks Wheel alignments OIL CHANGES Balancing Brakes 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 Liberty Post and Barn Pole Inc. DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 T&Ps Flower Gift Shoppe Fresh & Silk Flowers Gift Baskets Balloons A UNIQUE LIBERTY COUNTY MEMENTO: Tote bags & cards featuring the rare plants on Hwy. 65s Florida ------------Shop open Tues. Fri. from 9-6 and Sat. 9-3 Call 379-8775 Well help you make your Valentine happy! Surprise her with beautiful roses! 18193 NE SR 65, HOSFORD AND Notes of Thanks The family of Barbara Hill McDaniel would like to thank everyone for the love they have shown. The Barbara and us. A special thanks goes out to the nurses and staff of Blountstown Rehab and Covenant Hospice. Thank you again, The family of Barbara Hill McDaniel The committee of the MLK 5K run and the MLK Celebration March would like to thank everyone who participated to make this occasion a success. A special thanks to Fire Chief Ben Hall and the 5K run sponsors, St. M.B. Church, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Quick Pic, Rivertown Community Church, Fresh Start Church, Blountstown Drugs, Danny Ry als, Calhoun-Liberty Employees Credit Union and the The committee would also like to thank Piggly Wig gly and Subway for their participation in the march. All proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for a deserving recipient. Sincerely, the MLK Committee by Taylor Vandiver, University of Florida IFAS Extension The time to plant potatoes is now! Potatoes are a good way to usher in the growing season of your home garden. They are easy to grow and their harvesting date doesnt coincide with many other vegetables. In North Florida you can plan to put in your potatoes around the end of January through February. Its easy to grow redand white-skinned Irish potatoes. Also, brown-skinned russet potatoes do nicely in the garden. However, before we get ahead of ourselves, preparing your soil and garden plot. Since potatoes prefer a loose, well-drained, slightly acidic soil (pH 5 to 6), little needs to be done in many Florida gardens. How ever, potatoes do not grow well be taken to ensure that the root zone has adequate drainage. To beds should be formed into mounds (hills) about 10 to 12 above soil level. Its always a good idea to add in organic matter to your soil, this will provide nutrients and structure to your soil. The potato tuber is the plant part required to grow a new potato plant. When a piece of the tuber is planted, it is called a seed potato. should be planted in the home the seed tubers are free of disease obtained from a number of repu table garden supply stores. Do not purchase potatoes from the grocery store to plant in the home garden. Potatoes from grocery stores are often sprayed with chemicals that inhibit sprouting and they can con tain diseases that would be harmful to your garden. Also, remember to never store tubers in direct sunlight. Seed potatoes should be cut so that each piece is about the size of an egg with at least one eye per seed piece. Seed potatoes should be allowed to heal before planting; this will reduce the risk of rot upon planting. Potato plants should be spaced at about 6 in. within the row with at least 36 in. between rows. Seed pieces should be planted with the cut side down and eyes (or sprouts) facing up. Due to the fact that the seed piece should be planted only 4 in. below soil surface, new tubers could emerge from the soil surface. These exposed tubers will turn green and inedible in the sun. Therefore, hilling is a neces sary process in growing potatoes. Hilling is the act of adding about 2 3 in. of soil to the top of the potato row. Potatoes, in Florida are gener ally grown during the drier times of the year. As a result, supple mental irrigation may be required to provide plants with an adequate amount of water. Moderate soil moisture levels should be main tained throughout the season. Just remember to never over water! Most potatoes are ready for harvest between 80 and 115 days after planting. To harvest, carefully dig potatoes below the potatoes and remove them from the root system of the plant. Potatoes are best stored in cool, dark, wellventilated locations. An important fact to remember when harvesting potatoes is to always avoid eating green potatoes. Green potatoes have high levels of a toxin called solanine, which has a bitter taste. It is toxic even at very low levels. storage, and at home when exposed to the light. by Roy Carter, University of Florida IFAS Extension January and February are typically the coldest months in Florida and plants can be damaged by low tempera tures. But with your help, cold-damaged plants can often recover. After a freeze, see if your plants are dry. Even injured plants need water. Plants, however can be greatly damaged if the tem perature drops suddenly. They have no time to acclimate to the freezing temperatures. Plants are damaged when ice crystals form the plant cells. The crystals expand, rupturing the cell walls and preventing the plants from maintaining shape. If severe, this can kill tender plants. On hardier plants, damaged foliage will appear wilted and curled down. In a few hours or days, it will darken and turn black. Flowers and buds my die, blacken, and drop to the ground if exposed to cold temperatures. branches and new growth are especially susceptible and may also blacken and die. After freezing temperatures occur, remove damaged This will help prevent diseases from attacking the plant. Pruning should be postponed until cold temperatures are no longer expected and new growth begins to appear on the plant. This is to make sure that live wood, which appears dead from losing its leaves, is not mistakenly removed from the plant. Cold damaged wood can be detected by examining the cambium layer (under the bark) of the plant. If it has black or brown discoloration, it is damaged and should be pruned back behind those points. Protect your plants from cold temperatures during the next cold front. Do this by moving potted plants indoors and covering tender landscape plants with a protective Cold damaged plants can be saved covering. Protective covering can include old bed sheet, pieces of material or fabric, and cardboard boxes. Be careful not to let the protective covering touch the plants. The surface of the covering will become as cold as the air temperatures and may damage any tender leaves it come in contact with. Also, dont forget to remove the covering the next day when temperature raises this is important so the plants do not bake in the warmer temperatures. Plants placed near the house, lights, or other structures, which shelter them from wind, will be more protected than those fully exposed to the cold air. Whatever you do, even if your landscape ornamentals have already suffered some cold injury. Do not relax your guard more frigid weather may be on the way. So, be prepared to keep your prized plants as warm as possible each time the weatherman predicts freezing temperatures. Plants should be fertilized in the spring, to encourage new growth. Try not encouraging any new growth, until all frost danger has passed. For more information on freeze damaged plants contact your county extension agent and see Publication The North Florida Gardening Calendar. Its now time to plant potatoes IN THE GARDEN
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 OUTDOORS Serving Bay County & surrounding areas for more than 40 years, with over 100 combined years experience. 1-855-769-SKIN (7546) 3025 6th Street. 1900 Harrison Ave. Trust Dermatology Associates Skin and Cancer Center for all of your skin care needs. Talking turkey with a tween JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South generations of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. His columns can also be found on his blog, outdoorsdownsouth.com. Im a big believer in taking kids to the woods early and often to make sure theyre comfortable outside the world of couches, television and computers. But the reality is that it doesnt always work out exactly like you hope. When my oldest, Mary Grace, was about 10 or 11, I decided to take her turkey hunt ing. She wasnt exactly excited about the idea, so I sweetened the deal by getting a day off from work and letting her miss school if she would go with me. That did the trick. We were living in Tallahassee at the time, so we had an hour or so to talk on the way over to Blountstown. I used that time to explain that we would use an owl call to locate a gobbler just before daylight. Then we would sneak in, set up our decoy and try to call him in. Whats a decoy? she asked. So, I pulled out my old foam rubber hen decoy and showed it to her. That doesnt look like a turkey, she said. It does to another turkey. No it doesnt. Other turkeys know exactly what turkeys are supposed to look like. It prob ably looks less like a turkey to them than it does to anybody. Thankfully, we got to the camp before I had to argue with her any more. Within a few minutes, we heard a couple of turkeys gobbling down by the slough, so we slipped in, got set up and started calling. I was very proud that Mary Grace was staying very quiet, not squirming or talking while we waited. After about an hour of calling occasionally and listening carefully, I started hearing some t hing that sounded like maybe a turkey was skulking our way. It was very quiet scratch ing noise, happening at regular intervals, but I couldnt see anything. Thanks to years of listening to loud music, I also couldnt tell exactly where the sound was coming from, but it wasnt going away. Very carefully, I moved my facemask off my ears and turned my head slowly to iso late the scratching. Thats when I realized why MG had been so still and quiet she was sound asleep and the scratching noise was her snoring. For some reason, that struck me as funny and I started laughing hard enough to make the hunt ing pointless. So I woke her up and we made the long walk back to the camp. Wiping sleep out of her eyes, her only com ment on the way to the truck was, I told you that thing wouldnt fool a turkey. So yeah, its good to start them early. Just know that when you do it might pan out differently than you expect. 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 fore he arrived at Alaqua. Be cause he didnt receive the love and care he deserved, he was taken to a kill shelter with heartworms putting him in terri ble jeopardy. Fortunately Alaqua Animal Refuge was able to pull him, and he successfully com pleted treatment. After his con naturally energetic personal ity understandably needed an outletso he enrolled in the Unconditional Love Program. He graduated in December from the program and began looking for a new home. One would think this hand some fellow would have had no prob family he is excellent with people of all ages and other pets, he is up to date on his vaccines, and knows basic com mands. He is calm and well behaved in the evening when everyone is relaxing in front of the television, and he behaves himself when left alone in the house. He is per fectly behaved on leash walks and loves to go through his com mands; he would be an excellent working or companion dog. But during his heartworm treatment and recovery, Klauss has some nervous energy that shows in OCD-like symptoms like all of us, he has his own little id iosyncrasies. When people are moving around in the house doing things, he starts his circling and digging. He also digs when he is put out loose in the yard. Compared with the positive aspects of this big guys personal ity, his little quirks seem minor. Un fortunately, though, he has just not been leader, and would do best in a situation where he is able to work his com mands frequently. He does best with long leash walks rather than being left alone in the yard. If you are interested in adopting Klauss, please contact the Refuge at (850)880-6399 to arrange a meeting. If you would like to make a donation to the Un conditional Love program, please visit our program page on our website at www.alaquaanimalref uge.org/program/unconditionallove/dogs. Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge HELLO! My name is KLAUSS Theres one thing good to say about the second wave of seriously cold temperatures that invad ed the Sunshine State last week. It reminded us hunters that deer season is still going strong in parts of Florida. General gun season re mains open on private lands in zones B and D through Feb. 23. And then if you dont mind hunting with a primi tive weapon, Zone Ds late muzzleloading gun season runs a week longer until March 2. This unique late sea son, which occurs only in Zone D, was estab lished to give hunters the chance to hunt the rut, which occurs from midJanuary through Febru ary in the Panhandle. A $5 muzzleloading gun permit is required to hunt during this season. On private land, hunters have the choice of using a muzzleloader, bow or crossbow. On wildlife manage ment areas, this postsea son is referred to as the archery/muzzleloading gun season. Hunters can use bows or muzzleload ers but not crossbows, unless they possess a disabled crossbow per mit. Hunters who choose to hunt with a bow must have the $5 archery per mit, and those using a muzzleloader need the muzzleloading gun per mit. The most common kinds of game to hunt during this season are deer and wild hogs. Only bucks may be taken (even if you use a bow), and one antler must be at least 5 inches in length. If youre hunting deer, make sure you have the $5 deer permit. On pri vate land, the daily bag limit is two. Bag limits and antler size for deer on WMAs can differ, so please consult the area brochure before you hunt. Wild hogs arent con sidered game animals on private lands. Be cause of this, they can be taken year-round by most weapons with no bag or size limits. On most WMAs, there also are no bag or size limits, and hogs are legal to take during most hunting sea sons except spring tur key. On selected WMAs, its do apply, so check the areas brochure to make sure. No dogs may be used in the pursuit of deer during this season. How ever, leashed dogs can be used to track a wounded deer if necessary. And its important to note that no turkeys may be taken during this season. Bows and crossbows must have a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds, and hand-held releases on bows are per mitted. Broadheads used in taking deer must have at least two sharpened edges with a minimum width of 7/8 inch. During this season, you may use only muzzle loaders that take black powder or a non-nitrocellulose substitute and cap ignition (including 209 primers). You may not use muzzleloaders that require smokeless powder or those with self-contained cartridge ammunition capabili ties. For hunting deer, single bullets must be at least .40-caliber, and balls must be 20-gauge or larger. Youre allowed to take deer and hogs over feed ing stations on private land, but its illegal to do that on WMAs. Twelve of the WMAs in Zone D have a late archery/muzzleloading gun season. If you plan to hunt any of em, you must have the $26 man agement area permit as well. Ten of those areas dont require a quota permit during this peri od: Apalachicola, Apala chicola River, Beaver dam Creek, Blackwater, Choctawhatchee River, bia River, Point Wash ington, Tates Hell and Yellow River WMAs. The two that do require a quota permit are Chipola River and Perdido River WMAs. You can get all of the licenses and permits youll need at any tax tail outlet that sells hunt by calling 888-HUNTFLORIDA or by going online at License.My FWC.com. So if youre not quite ready to give up on deer hunting, have no fear, cause Februarys here! Grab your favorite prim itive weapon and head over to Zone D, where the rut is still on. As hunters, we all know that its nearly im possible to score every time were in the woods. But the thrill of the hunt lies in the appreciation of the woods, watching the wildlife and never knowing when that tro phy animal might decide to show itself. Outta the WOODS Tony Young is the media relations coordina tor for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com. BY TONY YOUNG 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
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 The Gregory House and its treasures A guide in period costume gives visitors a tour of the historic Gregory House. Among the items showcased there is an ornate hat rack, above left, a childs rocking horse, below, and an elegant mirror and chest. A day at Torreya Civil War re-enactors from North Florida Artillery gathered Saturday to bring history to life at Torreya State Park. Sev eral members of the group are shown below in one of the gun pits on the river bluff where their forebearers once event as visitors learn quickly to cover their ears as each ball is shot across the river. The band Sweetwater, lower left, entertained visitors. Volunteers at the park shared lots of information with curious youngsters who learned how interesting history can be. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS
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 Feb. 5 11 CALHOUN Hosford Elementary and Blountstown Elemen tary celebrated he 100th day of classes this past week with activities for students and staff to enjoy. Hosford Elementary students and staff celebrated the day after their break by having a special guest reader, doing centers themed around the 100th day, watching 101 Dalmatians, and dressing in Jammies were 100 years old, wearing wigs and using walkers. in 100 items of their choice, such as candy, cereal, pennies and cards. BES students and teachers celebrated their 100th day by making some art projects with 100 items in them. Some had activities with 100 items, and oth ers made hats. Both schools had a memorable time celebrating their 100th day of school! The above students from Liberty County High School competed at our regional Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition. It was held at Keiser University on Saturday, Feb. 1. All of them placed in their subject area. FROM LEFT : Julianna Pullam, Eric Fowler, Ann Marie Brown and Liberty County HIgh School student and member of the 2013 Class 1A State Champion Softball Team, Montana Manley, signed a softball scholarship with Thomas University on Wednesday, Jan. 22. She had a batting average of .515, achieved seven home runs and 31 RBIs during last years softball season. She plans to major in Biology. Liberty Countys Montana Manley signs soft ball scholarship with Thomas University LEFT: Nearby nursing homes were in search of missing residents, Maddie Grace and Brayden Richter. ABOVE: PHOTOS COURTESY NIKKI BARBER, MIRANDA ELLIS,CATHY KIMBREL Liberty County High School, defending State 1-A games on Thursday, Feb. 13, both JV and Varsity, will be FREE. JV game will begins at 5 p.m. with Varsity to follow. In addition to no admission charge for either game, spectators will receive a free roster for both JV and Varsity, plus the season schedule. The concession stand will be open at 4 p.m. serving hamburger, hot dogs, fries, candy and cold drinks. Free admission offered ball game of the season Guidance news from LCHS Monday, Feb. 10 Progress reports go home Tuesday, Feb. 11 Senior supply account balance is due 8:30 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8 SAT test at LCHS, register by Friday, Feb. 7 (must have pic ture ID) Saturday, April 12 ACT test at LCHS, register by Friday, March 7 (must have picture ID) Students, if you qualify for free or reduced lunch you may qualify as well for ACT and SAT test fee waivers. Check with Mrs. Sum When you sign up for the ACT, have your scores sent to at least one state col lege or university to ensure Bright Futures receives them. Chipola and TCC are not in this category. Visit the following web site for more information on Scholarship opportunities: Better Business Bureau (due March 14) Scholarship Foundation (students with Feb. 28) www.buickachievers.com. Bright Futures Gold Seal Scholarhip requires a 3.0 Core GPA, 3.5 GPA in three vocational classes in the same program, 30 community service hours, ACT: English attend a vocational program. Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship requires students have a 3.0 Core GPA, 75 community service hours and ACT=26. Bright Futures Academic Scholar ship recipients must have 3.5 Core GPA, 100 community service Community Service hours need to be documented and turned in as soon as possible. Also, students are encouraged to check out the Florida Virtual Camps at www. FACTS.org) for High School tran scripts, Bright Futures evalu ations, and college, career and graduation planning. Please see Mrs. Donna Summers in Guidance if you have any questions. FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 100 th day of School The entire Liberty County High School student body is raising money for Brandon Sparks' family. By paying just $1 per day to be allowed to wear their hats inside the class rooms, students are showing how much they care about others. Tait Shuler is shown wearing his hat in Ms. Austins class. He paid $5 to wear his hat each day this week. The money will go to help a fellow student
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 WAL MART ALWAYS LOW PRICES. Always. Waldorff 762-3228 or 762-8500 20729 E Central Ave Blountstown 850-674-5799 H&R BLOCK BLOUNTSTOWN The Calhoun County Property Appraisers Terry Stone & Staff Compliments of... IVER VALLEY R REHABILITATION CENTER 17884 NE Crozier Street, Blountstown (850) 674-5464 FAX (850) 674-9384 ALTHA AGRONOMY 15543 NE Mt. Olive Cemetery Road (850) 762-2154 (850) 7622150 or Mallory ( 850 ) 674-2869 Great job, WILDCATS! (850) 6745478 Heating & AC, INC OFFICE CELL im ohnson J Altha Homecoming 2014 James Cox wins Chili Cook-off
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Bristols Summerann Miller joins staff at Mississippi College Mississippi College grad uate Summerann Miller, a Bristol native, returned to her alma mater in early Jan uary to join the legal staff variety of initiatives in insti Enrolling more than 5,000 students, Baptist-af and more than 3,000 higher state and federal legal re feel like Im home, Miller The 28-year-old Clinton istration from Mississippi College in 2007 and earned Miller is a 2011 graduate of the Mississippi College Her ties to Mississippi 2004 graduate of the private see, to attend a small Chris It felt like a family, the Christian values this from Mississippi College in 2007 and a degree in Spanish from the Christian Many of my friends from The Clintonian enjoys road trips to visit her moth er, Patti Shuler, a resident of 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. 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.
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 from Matthew Nichols, Altha Wildcats Basketball Coach This past week the Wildcats ex tended their record to 20-5 on the season. They started off on Monday by traveling to North Bay Haven to play quarter the Wildcats found themselves trailing 12-9, but outscored the Bucs 17-12 in the second to take a 26-24 lead into halftime. The Cats were able to turn up the defensive pressure in the second half to pull away and win The Cats were led by Art Platts with 22 points and 14 rebounds. He was followed by P.J. Iler with 15 points, Kent Rogers contributed 12 points, 8 assists, and 7 steals. Nick Young and Kyler Dew both scored 5 points and Zac Morris and Sawyer OBryan both added 2 points. Due to the cold weather Beth lehem canceled our Tuesday night game, so the Cats didnt play again till Thursday, when they faced the Liberty County Bulldogs. The Bull dogs showed tremendous character and class by wearing shirts to honor the passing of Nolan Musgrove and also made many signs to show their notice and were very appreciative of this kind gesture. Dogs, the Cats defeated them soundly led by P.J. Iler knocking down 10 threes. However, this night the Cats at 29-29. It was neck and neck the whole second half and at the end of regulation there wasnt a winner. The game was sent to overtime where pulled away. The Wildcats were able to get out of there with the victory by a score of 67-56. Gerald has done a great job this year with his team. They have im proved tre mendously. They are playing very disciplined team ball, are play ing with a lot more The Cats were led by Art Platts with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Kent Rogers fol lowed him with 14 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and Nick Young added 8 points apiece. Nick also had 9 rebounds. Fresh man Jaylon Hall came in and gave us good min utes by knock ing down 2 huge three pointers for 6 points. Kyler points and Zac Morris added 2. On Friday night, the Wildcats picked up 5A Mosley High School on their schedule to replace the cancellation of the Bethlehem game. The Wildcats were shorthanded as Kent Rogers was out with a stomach virus, but the Cats still were deter mined. The Cats played hard, led Cats were even with the Dolphins by a score of 28-28 at halftime. The Cats barely outscored the Dolphin s in the third 12-11 to bring the Cats had a 7 point lead with 1:52 to go, but made some crucial mistakes in the last couple of minutes that were costly. The Cats were down 61-59 in the last two seconds and P.J. Iler was able to get off a long three point at tempt for the win that missed the mark. We were led by P.J. Iler who against the 5A Dolphins. On the way to this total he knocked down 12 of scorer. Art Platts also had another good game with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Art has been rebounding the ball well all season. Nick Young added 5 points for the Wildcats. Jaylon Hall knocked down a three, Kyler Dew added 2, and Zac Morris chipped in 1 point. The Wildcats ended the season 20-5 to complete one of the best regular seasons in Altha history. Assuming the Wildcats beat Wewa Tuesday, they will face the winner of the Graceville/ Sneads game this Friday at 6 p.m. (CT). The tournament is hosted by Graceville. Come support the boys. Wildcats end regular season 20-5 TOP LEFT: Johnny Aaron (#5) and #2 for the Bulldogs compete for the ball. TOP CENTER: Nick Young (#11) and a Buccaneer strug gle for the rebound. TOP RIGHT: Liberty County player #3 leaps through the air for a lay up. CENTER: Zac Morris (#1) grabs the rebound. LEFT: Jay Yon goes for two. CENTER RIGHT: Sawyer OBryan (#3) dribbles his way towards the hoop. ABOVE: Zac Mor ris and Kent Rogers (#23) apply pressure as Liberty County goes for the jump shot. RIGHT: Zac Morris (#1) goes for the rebound. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS When the Wild cats came to Liberty County to play, Bulldogs wore these shirts to show their thoughts are with the school following the recent death of eleventh-grader Nolan Musgrove.
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 Charles McClellan Funeral Home Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351 Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994 A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On! Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory We are here for you should the need arise. COMERFORD Vault Memorial Service Open Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday by appt. Closed Sunday Located at 7871 Hwy 90, Sneads PHONE (800) 369-6828 Memorials Mausoleums Burial vaults Markers STOUTAMIRE INSURANCE INC. 16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown Contact Bill Stoutamire Phone 674-5974 Fax 674-8307 Latest Country Charted songs and your favorite oldies. WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also airs at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET. Swap Shop from 9-10 a.m. ET Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away. Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal MARY JANICE BRANCH GRAND RIDGE Mary Janice Branch, 68, of Grand Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at her home. She was born on Oct. 2, 1946 in Altha, and had lived in Calhoun and Jackson counties for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church in Grand Ridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B. Branch; her parents, James E. Bodiford and Carrean Young Bodiford; one brother, Leon Bodiford; and one sister, Betty Cody. Survivors include two sons, Greg Branch of Grand Ridge and Randy Branch and his wife, Mona of Le Raysville, PA; one daughter, Shelia Rogers and her husband, Clark of Tallahassee; one brother, Carroll Bodiford of Altha; two sisters, Faye Bailey and Margaret Warren, both of Blountstown; seven grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Shady Grove Methodist Church with Reverend Raymond Cemetery in Grand Ridge. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. WALTER JAMES JIM NEWTON ALTHA Walter James Jim Newton, 59, of Altha, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Panama City. He was born Aug. 26, 1954 in Fredericksburg, VA and moved to Altha in the early 80s. He served in the United States Marine Corp and was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father, Roland New ton; his parents, Fredrick and Florence Moyers; a grandchild, Ezekiel Sean Nichols; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doris and Marcus Williams. Survivors include his wife, Gay Williams Newton of Altha; one son, Wyatt Newton and his wife, Kenisha of Altha; two daughters, Holly Nichols and her husband, Ezekiel and Heidi Newton, all of Altha; his mother, Ruth Bloodworth of Blountstown; one brother, Butch Newton of Spotsylvania, VA; two sisters, Angela Nowl ing and her husband, Kim of Blountstown and Doris Ann Taylor of Spotsylvania, VA; six grandchildren, Aricka, Cheyenne, Jolie, Brittany and Sheldon Nichols and Ginnie Bequette; a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. Memorialization was by cremation. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. WENDELL DOUGLAS HARRISON BRISTOL Wendell Douglas Harrison, 69, of Bristol, passed away at his home after a long illness on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born in Chipley on Sept. 17, 1944 and was a 1962 graduate of Chipley High School. He also at tended Chipola Junior College in Marianna. He moved to Tallahassee in 1966 where he worked for the Florida Department of Transportation as an engineer until his retirement after 31 years in 1995. long time Seminole fan and booster. He loved his fam ily and friends and was known for his loyalty, honesty and for telling it like it is. He will be missed by many but never forgotten. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland and Myrtis Smith Harrison; two brothers Sammy and Harold Harrison; one sister Miriam Kelly. Survivors include the love of his life, Gail Saunders; one daughter, Tina Lefeavers and her husband, Wayne; two brothers, Eugene and Donald Harrison; one sister, Rita Rainey; two grandchildren Edward and his wife, Beth and Kristin Lefeavers; two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Robinson and Jordyn Lefeavers. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5 7 p.m. (ET) at Bevis Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church. tions be made in memory of Wendell Harrison to the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church, P.O. Box 476 Bristol, FL 32321. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the arrangements. BARBARA JUDY SUMMERLIN HOSFORD Barbara Judy Summerlin, 76, of Hosford, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at her home. She was born in Telogia on April 16, 1937 to the late Nathan and Nellie Evans Chester. She was a graduate of Liberty County High School and was retired from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles in Tallahas the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Nellie Evans Chester; one son, Reggie Douberly; one sister, Eloise Phillips Sanders. Survivors include her husband, Paul Summerlin; one son, Walter Douberly, Jr.; two daughters, Cindy Goodson and her husband, Jimmie and Joy Crowe and her husband, David, Sr., all of Telogia; one brother, Jimmy Chester and his wife, Follette of Hosford; two sisters, Janet Morris and her husband, David of Telogia and Tricia Taylor and her husband, Joe of Orange Park; other, Amanda Whitehead and Dereck Crowe. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Good Hope Cemetery in Telogia. Interment followed. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. OBITUARIES JO ANN MURDOCK MELVIN CLARKSVILLE Jo Ann Murdock Melvin, 82, of Clarksville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Born Sept. 10, 1931 in Grape land, TX, she graduated from Frink High School in 1948 and was the Valedictorian of her class. While raising her family, she decided to continue her education. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. She began teaching fourth grade at Blountstown Elementary School in 1971, transferred to Carr School to be the media specialist in 1981, and retired in 1996 after 25 years of service as an educator. In her community, she was a faithful, supportive member of Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist Church. She sang in the choir until declining health dictated otherwise. She loved to cook and her cornbread was famous at church dinners and reunions. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, crocheting and watching Florida State football. We are so grateful to have had her in our lives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Melvin; her father, Earle Murdock; and a son-in-law, Jackie Attaway. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Stephen Melvin and his wife, Delinda of Panama City and Dr. Wade Melvin and his wife, Dr. Naomi Melvin of Chipley; two daugh ters, Linda Attaway of Clarksville and Renee Ratliff and her husband, Greg of Perry; her mother, Edith Nichols Murdock; one sister, Jerice Concilio of Houston, TX; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and numerous other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 7 from 5 7 p.m. (CT) at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. (CT) at Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist Church in nephews will serve as pallbearers. Interment will fol low in Travelers Rest Cemetery. tribution to Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 19573 NW SR 73, Clarksville, FL 32430 or The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 18769 NW Pioneer Settlement, Blountstown, FL 32424 in her honor. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. ALMA MARIE CAPERS BRISTOL Alma Marie Capers, 74, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in Tallahassee. She was a loving mother and Nannie, and had a great love for both God and her family. She enjoyed watching her favorite teams, the Florida State Seminoles and Dallas Cowboys. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Charles Capers of Bristol; one daughter, Cindy Capers Brandon of Bristol; two sons, Robert Capers of Jacksonville and Capers and his wife, Megan of Hosford, Becky Un derwood of Bristol, Nichole Warren and her husband, Carl and Lindsey Capers, all of Tallahassee and Elliott Capers, Dresden Warren, R.J. Capers, Maddox Warren and Jansen Capers. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 25 at Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol. Interment followed in Lake Mystic Cemetery Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the arrangements.
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 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 ABOVE: Visitors look over a store full of items, including rows of clothing, purses, toys, shoes and home decor pieces. BE RIGHT: Volunteer Jim Hobbs sorts out boxes of books to go on the shelves. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS H elping H ands reopens A line was already forming outside when the folks at the Helping Hands thrift shop in Blountstown opened their doors at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The store was closed for several weeks as the charitys board reorganized following the arrest of three former employees after it was learned that several thousand dollars was missing from their bank accounts. Despite the setback, the all-volunteer board is intent on making the shop thrive. Customers something fun to play with. They are the children of Tray and Issac While his siblings put on an impromptu concert, Mason Air Hog to go in moms shopping cart. RIGHT: Helping Hands board member Edwards stocks up the toy shelf. Cancelation of Debt *** *** *** *** ; *** *** ***These services are limited and depending on the scope of the request may require the assistance of a paid preparer. Extension Service, United Way to help low-income families with tax preparation AARP volunteers providing free tax FREE TAX PREP HELP Its VerY Wise to Advertise Make the most of your business with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL PHONE (850) 643-3333 firstname.lastname@example.org
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 Getting ready season FOR THE Parents and grandparents gathered Saturday morning to sign up kids for the upcoming Dixie Youth League ball season. TOP: Richie Smith and Valerie Braggs sign up Adrian Petersons son, Trenton, to play in the Liberty County Dixie Youth League at the Veterans Memorial Civic DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS MARIANNA Chipola base ball alumni, their families, and fans are invited to participate in the 2014 Chipola College Base ball Alumni Weekend set for Feb. 7 and 8. The weekend begins with two Chipola baseball games on Friday, Feb. 7. Chipola plays Shelton State at 10 a.m. and Walters State at 1 p.m. A Golf Tournament featuring a four-person, scramble format tees off Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Indian Springs Golf Club. All golfers are invited to tee it up with current and former Major League Base ball alumni, sponsors and guests. A casual Alumni Social is set for Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Saturdays events kick-off with Chipola vs. Walters State at 10 a.m., followed by the annual Alumni Home Run Derby, Jersey Retirement Ceremony for 2013 MLB All-Star Patrick Corbin, a si lent auction during the derby and MLB/MiLB autograph session to follow. The annual Alumni Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday with spe cial guest speakers and entertain ment to be announced. Head Coach Jeff Johnson and members of the Alumni Commit teeNathan Marks (00), Andrew Gay (07), Jason Barber (06)in vite all former players and Chipola alumni to join them in supporting and participating in the weekends events. Chipola head coach Jeff John son, says, We want to stay in touch with as many of our alumni and fans of our program as pos sible. We invite everyone to par ticipate in our Alumni Weekend to have a great time and support our Chipola Indians. For information, visit www.chi pola.edu or phone Coach Johnson at (850) 718-2237. Gold medalist Jennie Finch spends a day at Chipola College softball camp MARIANNA Superstar softball player and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch led College on Saturday, Jan. 25. Finch was all smiles all day as she inspired the group of 150 girls to work hard and never give up. She put on a pitching demonstra tion and told stories about striking out major league baseball players with her wicked, ris ing fast ball. The day ended as Finch signed autographs for all campers. Finch led the camp along with Kat Dod son, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne, who all played together at the University of Tennessee from 2010-13 where they made three appearances in the College World Series. The Tennessee four continued the camp at Chipola on Sunday. ALTHA FARMERS CO-OP, INC. Get ready for spring with our new shipment of SEED POTATOES! We carry bagged fertilizer, feed, seed, fencing supplies, gardening and animal health supplies. 15543 NE Mt. Olive Cemetery Rd., Altha Call (850) 762-3161 (850) 674-8801 "Fine Jewelry & Gifts" The Diamond Corner Let her know how you feel on Valentines Day ...with a charm that will capture her heart MARIANNA The Chipola Regional Arts As sociations annual mini-grant program set a new record this season with 29 applications from art, counties. Originally, CRAA had budgeted for twenty $200 awards, but a generous $1,000 donation from Flor ida Public Utilities allowed for the awards to be in creased to $250. The following 24 schools were awarded minigrants to be used in their art, music, and theatre pro grams: Kathy Mitchell Blalock, Bethlehem School; Heath Carroll, Ponce de Leon High School; Jill Cook, Bonifay Middle School; Richard Davenport, Chipley High School; Rebecca Dilmore, Cotton dale High School; Janet Edewaard, Blountstown High School ; Tammy Godwin, Ponce de Leon El ementary School; Gayle Grissett, W.R. Tolar K-8 School ; John Harcus, Vernon High School and Ver non Middle School; Heather Howell, Poplar Springs School; Kristi Hinson, Chipley High School; Christine Lauen, Bonifay Elementary School; El nath Maldonado, Marianna Middle School; Andrea Marsh, Marianna High School; Barbara McSwain, Poplar Springs High School; Gyll Moore, Liberty County High School ; Roberta Newell, Graceville High School; Karen Smith, F.M. Golson Elemen tary School; Vicki Steverson, Bonifay Elementary; Anthony Strickland, Sneads Elementary School; Cherie White, Blountstown High School ; Ray mond Walton, Sneads High School, and Nicholas Winslow, Vernon Elementary School. Evelyn Ward, Executive Director of CRAA, says, This number of applicants and the quality of the projects presented is a testament to how much this supplemental funding means to our communi ty. As CRAA starts its annual Partners in the Arts fundraising campaign, we hope people will see the value of their donation and all the wonderful ben The public is invited to attend the CRAA meet ings on April 15 and May 20 at Jims Buffet & Grill in Marianna. Guests will hear presentations from our community schools. For information about CRAA, call (850) 7182277. CRAA awards grants to local arts teachers Music students take part in Symposium TAMPA Chipola College music majors recently attended the Florida College System Activities Asso ciation (FCSAA) winter symposium at University of South Florida in Tampa. Chipola students who attended the conference were: Seth Alderman, Joanna Ayers, Logan Cable, Daniel Clubb, Rebecca Delgado, Kelly Dunn, Debo rah Graham, Alex Hanks, Jae House, George Klein peter, Alex Layton, Alex Ozburn, John Russ, Kiara Sampson, Lindsey Wheatley and Anna E. Williams. Deborah Graham (voice), Lindsey Wheatley (jazz voice), Jeremiah House (jazz voice), and Anna Wil liams (piano) competed in the statewide Student Art ist Competitions in voice and piano. Chipola students also rehearsed and performed in music ensembles made up of members from sev eral Florida state colleges and directed by faculty members of University of South Florida. George Kleinpeter and Alex Layton performed in the Guitar Ensemble. Alex Hanks played trumpet in the Sym phonic Band. Seth Alderman, Joanna Ayers, Logan Cable, Rebecca Delgado, Kelly Dunn, Deborah Gra ham, Jeremiah House, Alex Ozburn, Kiara Sampson and Lindsey Wheatley all added voices to the joint Chorus. Chipola music faculty Dr. Josh Martin and Dale Heidebrecht accompanied the students at the sympo sium. Evelyn Ward, Chipolas Director of Fine and Per forming Arts, says, Our students showing at the programs we offer at Chipola.
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 5, 2014 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 Hamster cage, and acces sories, $15. Call (850) 4473046. 2-5, 2-12 Wash over table, used to and chairs, $175. Call (850) 674-5792. 2-5, 2-12 Misc. furniture, bunk beds, dining table with lazy susan, ers, desks, entertainment center, home theater system doors. Call (850) 643-1566. Misc. Itens: Wilson free weight home gym, $150. Above ground swim ming pool, 24 X 56 with two pumps, $1,000 OBO. HealthRider stationary bike, $40. Call (850) 674-1595 or (850) 557-7440. 2-5, 2-12 Side post car batteries, two for $40 a piece. Call (850) 643-8556. 2-5, 2-12 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 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 (813) 253-3258 UFN Jills Cleaning 25 (850) 879-2652 your party and construction clean up! Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! 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 & Jackson Counties Clay ONeal (850) 762-9402 or (850) 832-5055 Dozer and Excavation work Ponds Road Building Demolition Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying Fire Line Plowing Burning mail to: email@example.com Land Clearing and Forestry Services Neither Tucker Life-Health nor Ross Tucker is connected with the Federal Medicare program. This is an adver tisement for insurance. I understand by calling the number above I will be reaching a licensed insurance agent. MEDICARE PLANS Tucker Life-Health Insurance, Inc. Registered Health Underwriter Ross E. Tucker, CLU ( 850 ) 570-9734 (800) 226-7005 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, JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924 Carrier Equipment SERVICE DIRECTORY CALL (850) 643-3333 TO PLACE YOUR AD! 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 Licensed roofer and contractor, concrete work, landscaping, pressure cleaning, renovations, painting, vinyl and siding. Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMATES Call (850) 674-8092 WILLIAM'S Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" 2 BR 1 BA in good condition References & proof of income. No Drugs, No Pets ( 850 ) 643-2992 FOR RENT MOBILE HOME 2-5-14 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, strange forces seem to be working against you, but fortunately you are prepared for anything that comes your way. Allow for some time to get things settled. your wallet so you can avoid spending well beyond your means. It is best if you avoid making any impulse purchas es in the near future. Gemini, listen carefully when a family member comes to you with some sage advice. Even a seemingly relaxed conversa tion may prove fruitful. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may seem rushed this week, but resist the temptation to go faster than is comfortable for you. Take your time so things are done right LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may have so much fun this week that you dont realize you have been getting work done in the process. Your attitude is even inspiring oth ers around you. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Take a step back when you dont see eye to eye with a col league, Virgo. Disagreements can quickly escalate, so keep a level head and take all things into consideration. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your intuition and ability to work with people closely will make your life much more enjoyable. Make use of these talents as you pursue a new career path. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Falling into a slump just isnt your style, Scorpio. Even if things dont seem to be going your way, your attitude and work ethic will make the most of the situation. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, playing games with someone can be fun, but dont let things turn into a se rious rivalry. Focus on being lighthearted this week. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, your responsible nature helps those in your care to feel safe and secure. It is good to show others how much they mean to you, and you have been doing it correctly. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Some well-hidden infor mation could come to the surface, and you will have the ability to put it to use, Aquarius. Just dont let the power go to your head. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you must deal with a potentially delicate matter in the days to come. Keep a cool STARSCOPE Week of February 5 to February 11, 2014 George White Clint White Matt White Located at: 18650 SR20 W. Blountstown ( 850 ) 674-8538 Whites Air Conditioning Inc. HVAC SHEET METAL WELDING HOMES License # CMC1249448 Electrical Contractor License # ER0002898
FEBRUARY 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 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. chairs, $80. Call (850) 643-5011. 1-29, 2-5 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 Lowrey Genius Series 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 Liberty Ministry Center: 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 2000 Grand Marquis, looks great, good condition, $2,000. Call (850) 643-7349 or (850) 866-7305. 2-5, 2-12 1988 Harley Davidson motorcycle, 12,000 miles, black, in showroom condi tion. Appraised at $5,200, asking $4,500. Call (850) 762-8189. 2-5, 2-12 17 Sea Breeze Bass Boat two live wells, 85 hp John son, trailer, $2,000 OBO. Call (937) 287-6367. 2-5, 2-12 2001 Ford F-150, crew cab, 4WD, leather, runs great, 253,000 miles, $6,000. Call (850) 643-8379 or (850) 643-2812. 2-5, 2-12 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500, 4.8 liter V8 automat ic, short bed, regular cab with 127,500 miles. $4,500 OBO. Serious inquiries only. Call (850) 674-6901. 2-5, 2-12 1989 Lowe Aluminum Bass Boat, 48 hp Johnson outboard motor, in fair con dition, $2,800 OBO. Call or text (850) 447-1022. 2-5, 2-12 1954 Chrystler New York er, 331 HEMI, 2 speed auto matic. Call or text (850) 4471022. 2-5, 2-12 1965 Ford Galaxie Wagon, FE engine, $4,000. Call or text (850) 447-1022. 2-5, 2-12 1997 Mercury, $1,200. Call (850) 674-3264. 1-29, 2-5 2000 Chevy Cavalier, black with Sony stereo, rear spoil er, runs good, $3,000 OBO. Call (850) 510-1714. 1-29, 2-5 1998 Chevrolet Z71, needs transmission, $1,000 OBO. Call (850) 566-7986 or (850) 566-7937. 1-29, 2-5 HOMES & LAND Approx. 10 acres 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 FREE puppies, to a good home. Alaskan Husky and Jack Russell mix. Call (850) 447-3046. 2-5, 2-12 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 WANTED Freezer, call (850) 8792652. 2-5, 2-12 Mobile home to purchase, 14 X 70 or bigger, at least 3 BR 2 BA in a 60 mile radius of Marianna in solid condi tion, zone 2. Call (850) 7586933 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 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 LOST & FOUND 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 For RENT 2 BR 1 BA Duplex 16396 Gaskin St. Blountstown Now taking applications $500 deposit $500/month (850) 674-1594 (850) 674-8081 1-29 T 2-12 ( 850 ) 674-4491 For SALE 5 BR 2 BA on 5 acres with 4 Call Janice at United Country Realty $750/ month 1-29, 2-5 2-5, 2-12 Chihuahua ALL SHOTS, DEWORMED Must see to appreciate! Valentine Puppies! Tiny Teacup (850) 674-3532 8 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, grown balled and burlap (B&B) trees and treesize shrubs, operation of 50+ HP nursery equip ment, from 2/24/2014 to 5/23/2014 at Sunleaf Nursery, LLP Madison, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or 480 hours) of veri eration of 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Em ployer-paid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by em ployer 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 residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence ex penses 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 Northeast Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2741748. PO BA2943 2-5-14 5 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, grown balled and burlap (B&B) trees and treesize shrubs, operation of 50+ HP nursery equip ment, from 2/24/2014 to 11/21/2014 at Sunleaf Nursery, LLP Madison, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or 480 hours) of veri eration of 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Em ployer-paid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by em ployer 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 residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence ex penses 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 Northeast Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2741724. PO BR2959 2-5-14 11 positions Temporary/Seasonal work plant ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 2/28/2014 to 12/5/2014 at Phyto Ecology, Ridgely, MD. Three months of previous experi ence required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. $11.06/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by em ployer 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 residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence ex penses 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 Northeast Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #310553. PO KT059 2-5-14 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting sod and blueberries, from 3/4/2014 to 12/13/2014 at Columbus Turf Nursery, Ltd., Ashville, OH. Three months pre vious experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required at random, upon reasonable suspi cion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. $11.63/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 re turn same day to their place of residence 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 Ca reer Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blount stown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2743313. PO SR092 2-5-14 5 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, trees, in a balled and burlap tree nursery, operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment, from 2/16/2014 to 12/15/2014 at Brotzmans Nursery, Inc., Madi son, OH. This job requires a minimum of three (balled and burlap) nursery and tree production 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to op erate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Post-hire em ployer-paid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by em ployer 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 residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence ex penses 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 Northeast Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2741777. PO BA2923 2-5-14 Home EVERY Weekend! Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All miles PAID (loaded & empty) Or Walk Away Lease: NO money down, NO credit check DRIVERS Telephone (888) 880-5911 CLJ JOB MKT Home repairs and more! For FREE estimates call or text (850) 566-3410 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 EQUIPMENT Vanguard 18 hp motor for lawn mowe r or small gar den tractor, $600. 8 disc har row, $300. 8 prong cultiva tor, $250. 4 ft. scraper, $300. Call (850) 762-9162. 2-5, 2-12 APPLIANCES Water heater, gas, $75. Call (850) 526-1753. 1-29, 2-5 Dryer, electric, $75. Call (850) 526-1753. 1-29, 2-5 YARD SALES BLOUNTSTOWN Saturday, Feb 8 from 7 a.m. 12 p.m. (CT), SR71 N. two miles from Altha. Medical supplies and more. Call (850) 674-1752. Saturday, Feb 8, 17854 NE Charlie Johns St. Apt H1 at Chipola Manor. Clothes, shoes, pocketbooks, dress es, pants and coffee pot. Call (850) 674-3033. ALTHA Friday & Saturday, Feb 7 & 8 at 8 a.m. (CT), 27319 SR71 N., clothes, dishes, lamps, books, cds, dvds and more! Call (850) 2098085. BRISTOL Saturday, Feb 8 from 8 a.m. (CT) until, 10908 NW Green Trace Lane. Indoor yard sale, misc. household items. Call (850) 643-1566. The One Ring phone scam is being reported across the United States. Better Business Bureau serving Northwest Flor ida is alerting the public to this simple yet extremely effectiveploy that can result in unauthorized charges on wireless statements. Automated dialers blast thousands of random calls to mobile numbers that are gleaned from public listings or obtained from black market dealerswho hustle sucker listsbut disconnect after one ring. The scammers count on call recipi ents to notice the missed calls in call logs and return them out of curiosity. However, return calls are often directed to expensive international hotlines that can charge upwards of $19.95 to connect plus additional costs per minute. Charges typically appear on month-end statements as premium services. Consumers and businesses report calls from several different area codes: Dominican Republic Jamaica Grenada British Virgin Islands The illegal process of sneaking unap proved charges onto phone bills is referred to as cramming by the Federal Trade Commission, and is one of the most com mon consumer complaints in America. While it is unlikely that recipients will be billed for accepting incoming calls, wireless carriers assume that users accept charges by voluntarily returning calls. BBB recommends that you ever return calls to unfamiliar foreign numbers and regularly check wireless statements, Beware of One Ring phone scam
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