The Calhoun-Liberty journal


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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Calhoun Liberty journal
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The Liberty Journal, Inc.
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Bristol Fla
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Began in Sept. 1991.
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Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Events and Community Calendar............... 4 & 5 Valentines Day facts and superstitions.............5 Outdoors Down South....9 The Job Market.....13 Tigers tame Taylor & Godby...14 Obituaries...11 Liberty County Commission minutes...............15 J OURNAL W ednesday FEBRUARY 12, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 7 THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax Calhoun Co. Teacher of the Year keeps students busy & learning by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Her learning tools are varied. I teach in any way that I can to achieve learning gains in my students, says Ashley Everette, who was named Calhoun County Teacher of the Year Friday. Shes selected rap videos on YouTube to help and test their vocabulary. She has students search newspapers and magazines to identify different made their own commercials as a fun way to learn the differences between informing, entertaining and persuading. Silly poems and hand motions help them retain information while theyre getting ready for a test. The 30-year-old teacher has discovered that gets them interested in learning and minimizes behavior problems. Youngsters are awarded for their learning accomplishments with recognition on a Brag Board at school. Ashley bases their progress on how far they have come and not by comparing their grades with their classmates. Test scores at the end of last year show its Her efforts as a teacher brought her babies from 33% to 75% in reading. FCAT scores showed 79% of her students made learning gains. The previous year, only 48% of her students scored at They gave it everything they had, she said of her students. I was so impressed with them. Ashley Everette is a 2001 graduate of Liberty County High School who went on to get her masters in elementary education at FSU, has taught at Blountstown Elementary for nine years. She has been named Calhoun Countys Teacher of the Year. See CALHOUN TEACHER OF THE YEAR continued on page 3 Love for children guides the life of Calhoun County School District Employee of the Year by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor To say Sue Willis loves children is an understatement. Unable to have children of their own, she and her husband, John, adopted. Eight times. on children born with health issues due to substance abuse by their birth mothers. The couple raised their family in Sue could be with her parents, Melvin was terminally ill at the time, passed away Now, their children are grown and have families of their own. The Willis' grandchildren. love my grandbabies, I love God and I'm me," she says. "For someone who could Sue Willis See CALHOUN SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR continued on page 10 Bradley Edwards slides under the toss to score for Tolar during a game with the Altha Wildcats Monday. For more, see page 6. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO BLACK HISTORY MONTH FASHION SHOW PAGE 18 The front plate of this 2013 Dodge Charger may have a front tag that reads Sitting Pretty but that wasnt the case for the car after a run-in with the law Tuesday morning. The driver, Nedra L. Peter son, 34, of Blountstown rear-ended an unmarked BPD patrol vehicle around 7:40 a.m. at SR 69 and who was waiting to turn in the 2009 Chevy Tahoe, both had minor injuries. CODY RAFFIELD JACOB WALLEN JAMES GOLDEN III A search by the Calhoun County Sheriff's Of Three arrested for tractor theft, trespassing and other charges


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 12, 2014 18925 Hwy. 20, Blountstown, FL 32424 Call us at (850) 674-4013 Blountstown Collision Center Provide Information about a crime Remain Anonymous Receive a Reward Proudly serving Calhoun and Jackson Counties 1-888-804-8494 Remember her on Valentines Day with a gift from (850) 674-8801 "Fine Jewelry & Gifts" The Diamond Corner 20634 E. CENTRAL IN BLOUNTSTOWN LOTS OF GIFTS SHELL LOVE INCLUDING WATCHES, BIBLES & MISS ME JEANS! New mobile app offered by Dept. of Corrections will give victims access to offender information TALLAHASSEE Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews announced today a new Everyday (VINE) mobile app which of an offenders status to victims of crimes committed by inmates in the Departments custody or under its supervision. Ensuring that Florida families are safe is the Department of Corrections priority, said Secretary Crews. The information accessible through VINE allows victims to stay informed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and helps prevent revictimization. The new VINEmobile app, which is available in the Google Play Store and iTunes, is an additional tool in the VINE service system and is available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Those who dont have a mobile device or who prefer to speak to an operator can call a toll-free number at 1-877-VINE-4-FL (1-877-846-3435). Through VINE, victims can register to receive an automated transferred, escapes, is placed in a work release facility, transfers to another jurisdiction, returns to the Department's custody, or dies while in custody. The VINE Service is VINE is part of the Departments commitment to public safety and is facilitated through the Victim Services assist victims of crimes committed by inmates in the Department's custody or under our supervision, and to notify victims prior to an inmate's release. Victim Services also provides referral services to victims with support groups, crimes compensation, and crisis intervention. Currently there are 216,770 VINE registrants statewide, with an average of 18,992 new registrants per month in 2013. In 2013 VINE made 4,510,016 phone calls and sent 273,562 emails to victims for status changes involving offenders. With the implementation of the VINEMobile app, the Department hopes to increase awareness and registrations for victims of crimes committed by offenders on community supervision and inmates in all 67 county jails and the Department of Corrections. Anyone with questions about VINE or other available resources can contact the Departments Victim Services office at (850) 488-9166, toll-free at 1-877-8-VICTIM (1-877Services at (850) 488-7052 or toll-free at 1-888-558-6488. As Floridas largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community. A 24-year-old Cottondale man was arrested on one count of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child over the age of 12/under the age of 16 stemming from an incident that allegedly happened in Blountstown last year. David Caleb Riley was arrested following an investigation that began on Sept. 29, 2013 after the victim, then 15, alleged that a family member's boyfriend had sexually assaulted her. The victim stated that while visiting a family member's residence in Blountstown, she woke up to Riley molesting her. The victim's clothing was sent to FDLE for testing. A located in the victim's clothing. Investigators of the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office CID and Jackson County Sheriffs Office CID made contact with Riley at his home on Jan. 27 following the FDLE results. Riley gave a statement admitting to molesting the victim and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Riley is currently being held without bond. A danger to society hearing is scheduled for Feb. 14. DAVID CALEB RILEY Cottondale man charged with molesting 15-yr-old at Blountstown residence $15 AVAILABLE AT THE PANHANDLE PIONEER SETTLEMENTS POST OFFICE and GENERAL STORE 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 CALHOUN COUNTY Feb. 4 James William George, driv ing while license suspended or revoked, CCSO. Jayla Lyn Long, fraudulent use CCSO. Ivorice Dewayne Peterson, felony battery, felony domestic battery, CCSO. Feb. 5 Dashawn Demetrious Holmes, VOCR, CCSO. Brad Curtis Phillips, VOCC, CCSO. Carol Martin, attempt to manu facture meth, possession of listed chemicals, VOP, CCSO. Andrew Laton, attempt to man ufacture meth, possession of listed chemicals, CCSO. Buddy Joel Kriegbaum, attempt to manufacture meth, possession of listed chemicals, CCSO. Feb. 6 Timothy Eugene Bontrager, VOCC, CCSO. Christopher Ivey, non-support, CCSO. Timothy Eugene Bontrager, possesion of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug parapheranalia, CCSO. Deanna L. Neely, out of county warrant, CCSO. trespass, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, CCSO. Feb. 7 Jacob Christopher Wallen, burglary of a structure, grand theft, trespass of a conveyance, CCSO. James Keith Golden III, grand theft, burglary of a structure, armed trespass, carrying a concealed weapon, CCSO. Feb. 10 Eric Antonio Brown, driving while license suspended or re voked, FHP. Louis Cameron Rogers, crimi nal registrant, CCSO. David Caleb Riley, lewd and CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY Feb. 4 Andre Fountain VOCP, LCSO Eddie Carter writ of attach ment, LCSO Anista Bernardoz holding for Gulf County, GCSO possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, session of weapon by a convicted felon, LCSO William Spears possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of weapon by a con victed felon, LCSO Jayla Long holding for Calhoun County, CCSO Feb. 6 Carol Martin holding for Cal houn County, CCSO Deanna L. Neely holding for Calhoun County, CCSO Feb. 7 James Brown VOCP, LCSO Cody Tucker VOCP, LCSO Feb. 9 Dylan Rogers VOCP, LCSO SHERIFFS LOG Blountstown Police Dept. Feb. 3, through Feb. 9, 2014


FEBRUARY 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Call and book your appointment today: (850) 674-9191 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 Blountstown PHONE (850) 674-9191 M E R L E N O R M A N and up chemical hair service $ 55 ... facial, shampoo/ style & makeover $ 45 ... $ 65 ... $ 25 ... wash, cut & style w/ chemistry shot Anyone who purchases any of these packages will be entered to win a gift basket! DRAWING WILL BE SATURDAY, FEB. 15 OPI Nail Lacquer Stop in or give us a call and pre-order your gift bags for schools or pick up! Well make bags & baskets that can be customized to your liking! ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY 6 P.M. (CT) FEB. 13 ALWAYS A GREAT GIFT! Show your Sweet heart you care with a Gift Each beautiful gift envelope. This is her second year as a Language Arts teacher. Ashley has taught at Blountstown Middle teacher until a couple of years ago when Principal Pam Bozeman realized what a difference her skills could make for students who needed a little extra help. She and her students have flourished, according to the principal, who adds, This was the best administrative move Ive ever made for B.E.S. She credits Ashley with not only motivating students academically but helping them develop socially as well. She has a reputation for being able to take the most challenging students and by them on the right track. Ashley is an administrators dream, according to her former principal, Dr. Debbie Williams, who is now principal at Blountstown High School. The atmosphere in Ashleys class is inviting, Williams says. She develops a personal relationship with her students and she has a way of making every student feel like they are her Ashley Everette is a 2001 graduate of Liberty County High School who went on to get her masters in elementary education at FSU. She is the daughter of Henry and Brenda Green of Bristol. She and her best friend, Anna Parish Martin of Sneads, have both been recognized for their skills in the classroom. Ashley was named Calhoun County Teacher of the Year on Thursday. A few days earlier, Anna was named Jackson County Teacher of the Year. special student, she says. She should know. Her son was one of Ashleys students when she taught In a letter recommending her as Teacher of the Year, one parent wrote that in her sons case, Ashley is not just Teacher of the Year but Teacher of a Lifetime who instilled in him a love for school and learning. She has the ability, without showing favoritism, to make each student feel as though they are her favorite, she wrote. She said she was stunned to learn she had been selected as Calhoun County Teacher of the Year. announcement was made Thursday afternoon. Her kids reacted immediately. I could hear them screaming from the room, she said. They felt like they had won, too. Why did she decide to become a teacher? My mom was a teacher and I had such great teachers at Bristol Elementary School, she said. Her fourth grade teacher, Kathy Nobles, was one of her favorites. She always made learning so much fun. Every day was special. I wanted to be a teacher like that, to make it fun and make a difference. my experience last year, as a new teacher in an FCAT grade, I have learned that it doesnt matter what you start with. It is the outcome that is important. She knows some of her students come from that no matter what, they could improve and they should strive for improvement. I know they still carry this lesson with them as I carry everything they taught me. CALHOUN TEACHER OF THE YEAR continued from the front page BLOUNTSTOWN JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO Credit Union staff holds retirement party for manager BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATION PHONE (850) 410-4642


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CLJ NEWS .COM T Tickets on sale for Chipola Sound of Music opening night of Feb. 26 MARIANNA Chipola College the atre-goers are invited to enjoy dinnerand-a-show for opening night of the college production of The Sound of Music, Wednesday, Feb. 26. Tickets for the Opening Night Gala are on sale now in the Center for the $30. Play tickets$8must be pur chased separately and can be purchased at the same time as the Gala ticket. Deadline for dinner reservations is Feb. 19. No additional dinner seating will be available the night of the event. The Opening Night Gala will include dinner in the Center for the Arts Experimen tal Theatre and a pre-performance chat with Director Charles Sirmon before the show. Show tickets without the dinner go on sale to the public, Wednesday, Feb. 12. The Center for the Arts Box Of from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will go to the Chipola ACT Fund. For ticket information, call (850) 718-2420. Players are cast in the following roles: Lindsey Wheat ley as Maria, Colton Day as Captain von Trapp, Keith Watford as Max, Seth Alderman as Rolf, Kate Burke as Liesl, Evan Barber as Friedrich, Meredith Saunders as Louisa, Chandler King as Kurt, Gracie Wallace as Bri gitta, Clara McCallister as Marta, Catherine Lewis as as Berthe, Amy Cloud as Margaretta, Jamie Gibson as Sophie Gibson, Kayla Todd as Elsa Schraeder, Cody Ball as Franz and Odra Chapman as Frau Schmidt. Nuns are Victoria Taylor, Kayla Pickron, Olivia Black, Audrey Earnest, Baylee Earnest, Mary Ann Earnest, Patria Clark, Dianna Glaze, Deanna Baily, Mandy Deese, Odra Chapman, Kelli Todd, Gayle DiBenedetto and Chris Lauen. Neighbors of Von Trapp, Nazis, contestants and guests include: Clyde DeClouet, Will Spencer, Joesph Concovan, Veronica Taylor, Deanna Bailey, Lee Shook, Victoria Taylor, Baylee Earnest, Hugh Black and Diana Glaze. Seth Alderman as Rolf and Kate Burke as Liesl. CRAA meeting to feature highlights of upcoming Sound of Music production MARIANNA Chi pola Theatre will pres ent highlights from the upcoming musical The Sound of Music at the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Jims Buffet in Marianna. The public is invited to attend the Dutch-treat buffet luncheon which begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program at noon. During the program, there will be a drawing for free tickets to this historically sold-out mu sical series which opens Feb. 26. CRAAs annual minigrant program recently awarded a new record of 24 grants this season for applications from art, music, and theatre teach counties. CRAA is now seek ing talented music, art, and theatre students from Calhoun County to apply for their rotat ing scholarship program. Information and applica tions are available on the Fine Arts Scholarships link at Application deadline is March 7. The Partner in the Arts campaign has just been launched to support next years CRAA pro grams. Contributors to this campaign not only have the opportunity to help support the arts in the community, but also are recognized as con tributors on the Artist Series programs. For information on the CRAA meeting, call (850) 718-2277. Florida Parks commemorate Black History Month with series of living history events & tours TALLAHASSEE The Florida Park Service joins Governor Rick Scott in commemorating Black History Month and recognizing the many ways African Americans have enriched Floridas communities, culture and history. The month of February brings the celebration of Black History Month. As an ex pansion from Black History Week, which started in 1926, Black Histo ry Month was pro posed by leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in in February 1970. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor years later, Black History Month is being recognized nationwide. Floridas state parks are proud to offer interpretative programs that highlights Florida history, said Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione. From art exhibits and to living history reenactments to tours of the Cape Florida lighthouse, visitors are invited to learn more at Floridas state parks. Join us at Ravine Gardens State Park to celebrate African American artists from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15. The Heart of Art event will showcase visual and musical art along with historical displays, live jazz, poetry readings and delectable desserts. Florida is full of tradition and his tory and Florida State Parks stay true to commemorating these traditions. Fort Mose Historic State Park was the settlement site in the United States. In 1738, the governor chartered the settlement as Fort Mose for those colonies. For 25 years Fort Mose began a sanctuary for Africans seek ing liberation and freedom. Join us from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 for 15-minute walks with liv ing historians who will tell the story of the journey to escape slav ery. At 2 p.m., Dr. James G. Cusick, cura tor of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida, will present a lecture. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings His toric State Park once housed African Americans in small tenant houses. Rawlings and friend Zora Neale Hurston would exchange letters highlighting the changing racial relationships during Reconstruction in the rural south. The park is open for tours of the homestead Thursdays through Sundays. Also, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park stands as one of the earliest locations for the Underground Rail road. The island served as a secret meeting place and port for runaway slaves and Black Seminoles waiting to rendezvous with sea captains or board dugouts for a passage to safety in the British Bahamas. Although the lighthouse was built to save lives and an end to this avenue of escape. In September 2004, Cape Florida was designated a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site. Tours of the lighthouse are avail able twice daily, Thursdays through Mondays. For a complete list of events be ing held at Floridas state parks, visit thingstodo/events.cfm. Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park stands as one of the earliest locations for the Underground Railroad. Historical events of Feb. 14 Certain dates in history become associated with a particular holiday or a special event, which outshines other occurrences that may have hap pened on the same day. February 14 is widely known as Valentines Day around the world. However, there are many other events that took place on this day throughout history that may make the fourteenth of February memorable for other reasons. Here is a number of events that occurred around the world on February 14 in various years. 1014: Henry of Bavaria, the German king, rec ognizes Benedict VIII as the rightful pope. 1630: nambucu, Brazil. 1711: The opera Rinaldo by Handel pre mieres. 1794: United States is granted to James Davenport of Philadelphia. 1803: Chief Justice John Marshall declares the Constitution is void. 1849: dent to have his photo taken. 1896: The Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias to win the Stanley Cup. 1912: Arizona becomes the 48th state. 1919: The Polish-Soviet War begins. 1945: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav parti sans during World War II. 1951: Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake La Motta for the middleweight title. 1968: The Pennsylvania Railroad and the NYC Central merge to form Penn Central. 1992: 2000 : The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker be


The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: ADS: JOURNAL STAFF J ohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro................Advertising OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews FEBRUARY 12, 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! 5,276 MEETINGS Wednesday, Feb. 12 Liberty County Tobacco Free Partnership 4 p.m. (ET) at Vet erans Memorial Civic Center. Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone (850) 643-2373. Thursday, Feb. 13 Liberty Comm. Coalition (re schedule ) at 10 a.m. (ET), Emer gency Management Building. Phone (850) 526-2412. Liberty Womens Club, 11 a.m. (ET), Apalachee Rest. Phone (850) 643-4617. Calhoun School Board, 5 p.m.(CT) Calhoun Extension Of Phone (850) 674-5927. American Legion Hall Bingo night 6-9 p.m. (CT) Monday, Feb. 17 Panhandle Creative Crafters Bizzie Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. AA, 6 p.m.(CT), Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Girls Scout Troop #39, 6:15 p.m. (CT), Altha Church of God. Phone (850) 447-5405. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m. (CT), Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Calhoun Childrens Coalition, 9 a.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center. Chipola Chapter, NSDAR 11 a.m. (CT), The Oaks Restaurant, Marianna. Phone (850) 638-1947. Calhoun Chamber of Com merce, 12 p.m. (CT), Senior Citizens Center. Phone (850) 674-4519. Calhoun Commission, 6 p.m. (CT), Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse. Phone (850) 674-4545. Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary, 6 p.m. (CT), Fire House. Phone (850) 762-1948. AA Meeting, 6 p.m. (CT), Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Blount stown. Phone (850) 643-5742. Hosford-Telogia VFD, 7:30 566-0812. Wednesday, Feb. 12 Saturday, Feb. 15 Thursday Feb. 13 Friday, Feb. 14 Monday, Feb. 17 Tuesday, Feb. 18 Sunday, Feb. 16 BIRTHDAYS Kathlyn Haefner-Hare, Gailand Bay, John Grande, Kathy Ridley and Keith Parrish BIRTHDAYS Mary Sue Stephens, Tom Aycock, Cindy Capps, Shane Eagleston BIRTHDAYS Stormy Wise, Wayne Sutton, Scott Holcomb, Justin Faircloth, Clare Bilbo & Jamy Bunkley BIRTHDAYS Ruth Attaway, Daisy Holliday, Aaron Carter, Lisa Britt, Neil Howel and Sonyl Lindell McClain BIRTHDAYS Jessica Thomas, Tot Butler, Timmy Cardinale, Julie Faircloth Jamie Willis and Robert Fleck HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Sonny & Karen Sykes ANNIVERSARIES Sonya & Lindell McLain, Broward & Olivia Vickery Blacksmithing Class Pioneer Settlement at 8 a.m. (CT) Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Black History Parade 9 a.m. (CT) at BMS Sacred Harp Sing 9:30 a.m. (CT) at the Pioneer Settlement BIRTHDAYS Renee Moore & Nick Keller Pair-A-Dice in concert at the Legion Hall, 8-12 p.m. (CT) Lady Dawgs Softball First home game of season FREE ADMISSION JV game, 5 p.m; Varsity game, 7 p.m. Attention all Liberty County Volun teer Fire Dept., Search and Rescue, 1st Responders, EMS, Deputies, and any one that may be interested in becoming a volunteer with the county. Talquin Electric will be hosting a Power Line Safety Class at the Liberty The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. (ET) on the Wednesday, Feb. 19. If you need any further information, please contact Rhonda Lewis at (850) 643-2339. Power Line Safety Class offered by TEC for volunteers Come join Calco Travel for the Menopause The Musical on Tuesday, March 11, at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City. The van will leave the Senior Center at 4 p.m. (CT) and stop at Golden Corral for dinner then onto the show. This hilarious celebration of women and the change is the closet the show has classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s this musical will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Cost of the Trip: $53 pp. Trip In cludes: Transportation, Dinner, Admis sion to the show & non-stop laughter! pay basis. Payment due upon sign-up no later than Tuesday, Feb. 25. Please see our cancellation guidelines. The next regular meeting of the Chipola Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. (ET). The meeting will be held in Bristol at the Veterans Memorial Center, located at 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Lane. Please call (850) 482-1384, ext. 300 if you have any questions. Chipola Healthy Start Board of Directors will meet on Feb. 20 The Paul Esterline Man of Myster ies Magic Extravaganza is almost here. Doors open Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Blountstown Middle School Auditorium. This will be a great way to spend a family night. Ticket price is $15, adults; $10, children 10 years and under. For a ticket price of $30, you gain entrance Fridays show as well as a one hour workshop held by Paul on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the schools auditorium. Contact Wendy Byrne at (850) 2094695 to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available at Blountstown Drugs and Big River Sports. Get your tickets soon, they are selling fast. All proceeds from this event will arship Fund. We hope to see you there! Man of Mysteries Magic Show and Workshop Feb. 28 Must-see musical at Marina Civic center BIRTH DAYS Cindy Parrish, Eddie Dalton, Every February 14th people around the world exchange gifts, chocolates and romantic greet ings for a day set aside for lovers. Many traditions are followed, all in the name of St. Valentine. Still, people may not understand why such customs are upheld. Much of the history of Valentines Day and St. Valentine himself is shrouded in mystery, and much of whats widely accepted is inaccurate. To set the record straight, here are some facts about the holiday. Valentines Day is believed to have originated from a celebra tury. This celebration paid tribute to St. Valentine, a Catholic priest. Other historians surmise it was a way to Christianize the pagan holiday of Lupercalia, which was a fertility festival. Included in the traditions were boys and girls drawing names from a box and exchanging gifts. The Catholic Church acknowl edges at least three different saints named Valentine or Valen tinus. All of the stories surrounding St. Valentine -whether they are disputed or not -paint him as a sympathetic and heroic individual. Valentines Day greetings have been popular from the Middle Ages onward, though they have been usually verbal in nature. The oldest known written val entine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. Valentines Day is celebrated in the United States, Canada, Mex ico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. Valentines Day and Mothers Day are the most popular holi According to Hallmark, women purchase 85 percent of all valen tines. According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion Valentines Day cards are sent each year, making Val entines Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. Candy was among the earliest Valentines Day gifts and remains a popular gift today. Some tales suggest that the type of bird a girl watches on Val entines Day predicts her future husband. A bluebird indicates a happy man, while a sparrow indi cates a poor man. In Medieval times, girls con sumed unusual foods on Valen tines Day in the belief it would make them dream of their future husbands. Valentines Day facts and superstitions Valentines Day facts and superstitions


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FEBRUARY 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Destiny Schaffer and Jason Keith are pleased to announce the exchanging of their vows on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Cal houn County Courthouse. Destiny is the daughter of Daniel Goff of Bristol and Shawn Goff of Greenwood, IN. Her grandparents are Carolyn Gomillion, Sherry Schaffer and Garry Schaffer. She is currently a high school senior and a CNA student. Jason is the son of Mike and Susan Keith. His grand parents are Albert and Elsie Osborne of Atlanta, GA. He is employed as a Spray Foam Technician. A wedding is planned at a later date after the birth of their son, Bently Ryan Keith, so that he and his sister, Kaylee Rose marry Keith can both attend. Schaffer, Keith to exchange vows on Valentines Day GRACE GRACIE ELIZABETH COLEMAN birthday NEWS FROM THE PEWS Note of Thanks HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH On Saturday, Feb. 15, treat your Valentine to a spaghetti dinner, at $5 per meal, begin ning at 5 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Each spaghetti meal will include a salad, garlic bread, and a dessert. You may have the choice of dining in or taking it out. Take a drive out on C.R. 274 and enjoy a delicious meal with others. Your contribution will help towards our 25th celebration in September. We are located 5 miles W. of Shelton's Corner. Hope to see you on Saturday and join us for worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, too! GLORY HILL HOLINESS CHURCH Glory Hill Holiness will be having their Valentine Sweetheart Banquet Sunday, Feb. 16. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. (CT); morning worship will follow at 11 a.m., with the Valentine Banquet luncheon im mediately following the morning worship in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited! Bro. Billy Dickerson will be ministering in song at the evening service beginning at 5 p.m. (CT). Everyone is invited to come and worship the Lord with us. For more information please contact Pastor William R. Adams at (850) 762-8301. We, the family of Sandra Lemar Hardy Green, would like to say how much we appreciated your support during our time of bereavement. We thank you for the number of cards that so beautifully expressed your words of sympathy. Thank you to those of you that prepared a variety of food, expressing your love for our family. Thank you to those of you who expressed your condolences to us in beautiful The Green family would like to extend a very special appreciation to the pastor and congregation of First Baptist Church of Bristol for the use of their beautiful church facility. We would also like to extend a special appreciation to the superintendent and principal of Liberty County Schools and Liberty County High School for the use of the cafeteria for Sandras homegoing repast. To the Saint James Church and Community, thank you for always bringing your beautiful voices of song and thanksgiving. Evangelist Richardson, you are an anchor in our family and we are thankful for your love and leadership. Sincerely, The Green Family Connies KITCHEN Serving Breakfast ALL DAY Breakfast Buffet served Sat. 7 a.m. 11 a.m. LUNCH SPECIAL $ 5 50 NEW HOURS Inquire about our new lunch menu items! GIFT BAGS starting at $ 2 Greeting CARDS HALF PRICE all the time! GOLDEN DRUGS and Candy and much more! SCHOOL DELIVERIES starting at just Order your little sweethearts a valentine today! $ 3 95 Blountstown Drugs (850) 674-2222 National TERVIS TUMBLER OPEN 7 days a week! Sun. thru Thurs. 10:30 a.m. 10 p.m. (CT) Fri. and Sat. 10:30 a.m. 11 p.m. (CT ) PANAMA CITY PHONE (850) 215-2449 Come play with Nightly sessions: 7:30 p.m. (CT) MR. BINGO MARIANNA PHONE (850) 482-6911 Tired of paying too much for tax preparation? $55 Tax & Accounting Fees may be withheld from refund, small additional fees apply. Hwy. 20 Blountstown 674-4100 or 643-6488 Thank You CLJ N ews .COM Valentines Day by the numbers 190 million: 73: 119: 6,000: 144: created and introduced by 1415: 1,000: 3: 2.5 billion: The dollar 5:


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 12, 2014 Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. WASHING TON President Obama summoned his top command ers to the White House after re ports surfaced that Afghan President Karzai had been meet ing secretly with the Taliban, jeopardiz ing the future of the U.S. mission once combat troops are withdrawn at the end of this year. Seeking to hold onto power, Karzai has turned on the U.S., refusing to sign the long-term security agreement he brokered and accusing American com manders of staging insurgent attacks in Afghanistan. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote in his recent memoir, Duty, that President Obama detests Karzai, a sentiment widely shared in Washington by those who have dealt with him over the years and found him an inconsistent partner in what is now Americas longest war. As active U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan nears an end, its appro priate to ask what was accomplished, and whether goals set by two successive presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, were achieved. One sobering data point, reported by The Washington Post, is the poor mainte nance of the 10,000 miles of paved roads constructed by the U.S. and other Western allies. At the start of the war, there were only a limited number of roads, so adding thousands more should be a boon to the economy. However, the Post found that the shoddy or nonexistent maintenance of these symbols of Western intervention have turned them into death traps. Theres fault on both sides but its hard to resist the conclusion that Western money and more tragically, lives, were wasted in pur suit of what proved an impossible dream. There were two phases to this war. The a small number of U.S. covert troops banded with the Northern Alliance, an in digenous Afghan force, to oust the Tali ban. President Bush, perhaps overly con the Taliban, then turned his attention to Iraq and a need less invasion that would almost de stroy his presiden cy. That gave time to the Taliban to retrench, and thats when Bush and his commanders made the Soviet mistake. He went in with ground troops without a clear, achievable objective, and like the Soviets a genera tion before, U.S. troops have paid a ter rible price. Bush wanted to rescue Afghanistan from being a failed state, boost its gov ernment and its economy to prevent it from harboring another Osama bin Lad en. Good intentions but how to deliver on them? Bushs answer was to bet on Karzai, who had been active in the antiTaliban movement and whose family was known in the U.S. as the proprietors of Afghan restaurants in several cities, in cluding Baltimore and San Francisco. Bush was taken with the colorful leader, though it wouldnt be long before Karzai First Lady Laura Bush remains ac tive in promoting the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan, and the number Whether that will last once U.S. troops pull out and the Taliban reasserts itself is an open question. Policymakers in Washington may com fort themselves believing the U.S. is not leaving Afghanistan in worse shape than when U.S. troops went in, but the cost and thousands of lives lost is challenging enough that Gates said any future U.S. president who enters another land war in Asia, the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined. In this longest American war, the U.S. tried to do what it thought would help the Afghan people, including the eradication The Taliban tried that too, objecting to the crops on moral grounds. Thats how they lost the support of the people. Now the Taliban embraces the poppies, and the U.S. is on its way home. Farewell Afghanistan WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift COMMENTARY Its our last episode of Late Night. You know, Im really going to miss being on TV at 12:37. Ill es pecially miss the battle for late-night ratings with Chopper infomercial. by, isnt it? I know what youre thinking. Youre thinking, Geez, I wish we were at the midpoint of this show! cause Vladimir Putin is warning people away end. that answers the question, How many different Late Night. Or as my dad put it, Couldnt make it to a thousand, huh? Quitter. Its Fashion Week in New York City. I was walking to work today and I thought oh, my God, theres a giant icicle. But it was a frozen supermodel. placed cameras in the hotel bathrooms in So work either. The Olympics opening ceremonies were amaz ing. There was a trippy ride through Russian Narnia. Theres a pillow shortage in Sochi too. They you not foresee a demand for pillows? Although in their defense it is Russia. When you sleep so important. of them, the best way I could summarize those jokes is that Joe Biden needed Obamacare after New York City has this program, stop and frisk. If the cops see anything that they dont care for, theyll frisk you. Now, during Fashion Week, they changed that program to stop and embroider. A top NFL prospect has announced that he is a crush on Tom Brady doesnt make you gay. Before the games, a lot of people were wor ried that hotels in Sochi wouldnt be ready. For the most part, things seem to be working well. The only problems occur when people try to do something crazy like, you know, open a door. the required paperwork. Once again, the Rus


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MENUS SPONSORED BY: LIBERTY Feb. 12 18 CALHOUN Sheila Blackburn BLOUNTSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL Secretary 30 yrs. exp., 6 months at current position Renee Sims BLOUNTSTOWN ELEMENTARY Media Clerk 14 yrs. exp., 12 yrs. at current position Carmon Overholt BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL Guidance Aide 13 yrs. exp., 10 yrs. at current position Janice Bulzer DISTRICT Bus Driver 22 yrs. exp., 22 yrs. at current position Missy McGill ALTHA SCHOOL ESE Inclusion 12 yrs. exp., 2 yrs. at current position Carla Daniels BLOUNTSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL 7 & 8 grade math and Algebra I 3 yrs. exp., 3 yrs. at current position Sybil Plazarin CARR SCHOOL 4th Grade math and science 8 yrs. exp, 8 yrs. at current position Loraine McClellan BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL ESE Inclusion 27 yrs. exp., 3 yrs. at current position Alvin Webb CARE Career Specialist 8 yrs. exp., 8 yrs. at current position Jackie House SPECIAL PRO GRAMS OFFICE Food Service Assistant 24 yrs. exp., 21 years at current position Laura Sullivan CARE/ADULT Reading and Language Arts 18 yrs. exp., 2 yrs. at current position never have kids to get eight, well that's unbelievable." And, today at the age of 60, she'd like to become a foster mom again. But her husband already knows how that would work out. "We're not doing that 'cos you keep them all," he tells her. But she still reaches out to children in need, volunteering as a Guardian ad litem for the state for the past two years. "I'm on my seventh child now," she says, explaining that her role is to oversee each youngster's well being. home after which she writes reports to the state each month, as well as spending one-on-one time with the children. "I can take them shopping or go out to eat," she said. Some of those children attend Altha School, where she works, so she gets to see them on a daily basis. The efforts of Guardian ad litems give families a chance to come together. "Instead of removing the kids, they (the state) work with the families," she explains. The last option is foster care. For now, local foster children are usually sent to Panama City or Tallahassee. "There's a big need for foster parents in Calhoun County," she says. Her job allows her to get paid to do what always came naturally: Care, nurture and teach children as a paraprofessional at Altha School where she works with the 13-member ESE class. Her primary job is to work one-onone with a single student, but she also instructs others in the class in reading and math under the supervision of the teacher. "When I first got this child, she Sue says of her current student. "Now, she can recognize most of her numbers up to 20." It may not be the rate of progress teachers in other classes enjoy, but she celebrates their accomplishments. "It's amazing for me to see how her mind works," she says. "I enjoy trying Teaching basic reading, writing and math skills to developmentally disabled children requires "lots of says. And, of course, patience and understanding. She reminds the children to do their best and not compare themselves with others. "The neat thing in this classroom is that they're all different and working at different levels," she says. "Learning is hard for these kids and they get frustrated." When they're good and do their work, the students are rewarded by playing math and reading games on the computer. "The challenge is to make sure they get everything that they're capable of getting," she says. "They're already behind. We can't let any more time slip by." Her days begin early. Because she also serves as a bus monitor, she leaves home at 5:30 a.m. to make the trip to school with a bus full of kids. When she leaves for the day, sometimes she has a grandchild or two accompany her home. In her rare quiet hours, she enjoys walking through the woods on the 40 acres she and her husband share in the Camphead Community. Before bed, she tries to do a little reading and maybe get in some Bible study to prepare her to teach her Sunday School class. Her dedication to working with children was recognized last week when she was named Calhoun County School-related Employee of the Year. All of the children love "Miss Sue," says Altha Principal Sue Price. She is genuinely caring and interested in each of the students. Mrs. Willis can be found in the lunchroom every morning making sure that students are eating their breakfast while tying shoes, principal wrote in a letter nominating her as Employee of the Year. "Serving children is a true passion of hers," she added. Donna Scott, who works in the front Sue is primarily assigned to work with one child, "she keeps an eye on everybody." How does she manage to do so much for so many? It's simple, according to Donna: "Miss Sue has a big heart." SCHOOL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR continued from the front page Calhoun County Schools name their top educators and school-related personnel Mandy Pickron CARR SCHOOL Custodian 8 yrs. exp, 8 yrs. at current position CLJ N ews .COM Visit The Journal online!


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Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory OBITUARIES MARILYN SMITH CLARKSVILLE Marilyn Smith, 59, of Clarksville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at her home in Clarksville. She was born Dec. 29, 1954 in Calhoun County and had lived here most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, David Smith of Clarksville; her mother and father, Margaret and Bro ward Davis of Clarksville; one son, Phillip Hatcher of Blountstown; two daughters, Melody Bontrager and her husband, Dan of Calhoun County and Jennifer Davis of Panama City; two brothers, Eddie Davis and his wife, Vicki of Blountstown and Tony Davis and his wife, Lisa of Clarksville; one sister, Annette Allen and her husband, Wally of Crawfordville; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Fran Cemetery in Clarksville. Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafayette Street, Mari anna, FL 32446. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. BOBBIE JEAN BRAXTON EASTPOINT Bobbie Jean Braxton, 75, of Eastpoint, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at St. James Health and Rehab in Carrabelle. She was born in Clarksville and had lived in Eastpoint since 1983, coming from Clarksville. She was a retired CNA and was a member of the Eastpoint Church of God. Survivors include one son, Ricky Moseley and his wife, Beth of Eastpoint; two stepdaughters, Patricia Enderton and her husband, John of Utah and Mi chelle Fleming and her husband, Rick of Montana; one sister, Pauline Stokes and her husband, Durwood of Blountstown; eight grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Services were held on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Eastpoint Church of God with Reverend Scotty Lol followed in Pippin Cemetery in Clarksville. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. GERALDINE JERI CUMBIE ALTHA Geraldine Jeri Cumbie, 87, of Altha, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 in Altha. She was born on July 17, 1926 in Marfa, TX and had lived in our surrounding counties for most of her life. During her working life she was a farmers wife and homemaker, a waitress and a school bus driver for a number of years. She was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Cumbie and one daughter, Glenda Nichols. Survivors include one son, Milton Cumbie and his Heather, Stephanie and Anna; nine great-grandchildren, Johnathan, Britney, Zachary, Cheyanne, Mora, Logan, Zachary, Hanna and Nate. Family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. DAVID FINKLEY BRISTOL David Finkley, 30, of Bristol, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014. children, Cephus, Levontae, Darnell, Jeremiah and Adoriah,all of Tallahassee; his mother, Lula M. Fin kley; six brothers, Dennis Diggs and Julius Maxwell, both of Bristol, Randall Bass and his wife, Sabrina of Hardaway, Keith Maxwell of Orlando and Allen Finkley and George Finkley, Jr., both of Fort Pierce; two sisters, Ericka Andrews of Blountstown and An drea Finkley of Fort Pierce; mother-in-law, Mary A. Trueblood of Midway; father-in-law DeCarlos Camiel and his wife, Lavonda of Lake City, along with a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home in Chatta hoochee was in charge of the arrangements. FRANCES BRINKLEY CARRABELLE Frances Brinkley, 81, of Car rabelle, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Survivors include two sons, Pate Reynolds, Sr. of Sopchoppy and Frederick Reynolds and his wife, Wanda of Carrabelle; one daughter-in-law, Patricia A. Brinkley; a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 12 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Carrabelle. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home in Chatta hoochee was in charge of the arrangements. RUBY PRESTON GREEN DELL, GA Ruby Preston Green, 95, of Dell, GA, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Survivors include one sister, Constawilla Durisseau of Cincinnati, OH; one son, Phelps H. Preston; two daughters, Pennell Reynolds and her husband, Tom mie and Arounia Preston Frederick; a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held on Friday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at Friendship A.M.E. Church in Chattahoochee. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home in Chatta hoochee was in charge of the arrangements. ETHAN COOGLER SNEADS Ethan Coogler, 93, of Sneads, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Rezillion Coogler and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at Friendship A.M.E. Church in Chattahoochee. Crawford and Moultry Funeral Home in Chatta hoochee was in charge of the arrangements. CHARLIE D. YOUNG MARIANNA Charlie D. Young, 73, of Marianna, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in Marianna. He was born on Dec. 26, 1940 in Marianna and was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was a businessman and along with his wife, Etta, owned and operated Youngs Mobile Homes. He was a member of Hasty Pond Baptist Church and had served as a former Deacon. He was a former member of the Marianna Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Etta D. Young of Mari anna; three sons, Charles Young and his wife, Marjorie and Sean Young and his wife, Stare, all of Marianna and Chris Young and his wife, Ashley of Panama City; two brothers, Jimmy Young and his wife, Nell and Reason and her husband, James, Betty Sue Thames, Mary Lou Young and Linda Keegans, all of Marianna and Ann Hunter, Mason, Taylor and Asher. Family will receive friends at their home located at 731 Highway 71 South in Marianna. No services are planned at this time. Memorializa tion will be by cremation. Hasty Pond Baptist Church, 4895 Hasty Pond Road, Marianna, FL 32448. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 12, 2014 VICA members Anthony Wyrick, Zack Bryant and Jordan Willis are shown with the by Carli Richards During the month of January, the VICA students have completed several projects for the community. We worked on these projects during school hours in our Cabinet Making Classes. The projects constructed by VICA students were: a combination These projects were constructed, delivered and installed by the VICA students under the supervision of Sidney Granger, VICA Sponsor and Cabinet Making structing these projects. We all look forward to more projects during the remainder of the school year. Elections Office gets a new counter thanks to VICA students earn money to attend their state-wide competition. On Saturday, Feb. 15, they will be selling smoked chickens for $8 Proceeds will be used to send French students to the Statewide French Compe tition. Pre-order today from Dana Ayers Club Member. The French Club is also selling Val valentine to your friend, sweetheart or will include chocolate candy, Laffy Taffy, gum, chips, a soda and a valentine. Order from Mrs. Dana Ayers, Olivia Atkins, Jalissia Ruiz, Khirsten White, Kelly Wilkerson or George Glass. They will be delivered on Valentines Day. BHS French Club students holding smoked chicken fundraiser this Saturday *Wednesday, Feb. 12 FCA *Friday, Feb. 14 Soft p.m.;Chipola Colleges Lit erature/Language Arts Festival; Early Release at 1 p.m. *Saturday, Feb. 15 ball vs. John Paul II, away at *Monday, Feb. 17 Presi *Tuesday, Feb. 18 FCAT THIS WEEK AT BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH graduation will present The Cupid a 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. The next to El Jalisco. There will be a table for registration before the race. Registration will begin at and the 1 mile fun run is immediately following the 5K run. The entry fee for Come and support Project Graduation. Those that pre-register by Wednesday, Feb. 5 will get a t-shirt. Awards will be given to Overall Female and Male Win Altha Schools Altha Dixie League sign-ups continue to Saturday The Altha baseball/ softball/t-ball sign-ups for week. Registration dates will be held on: Thursday, Feb. 13 Saturday, Feb. 15 from Parents will need to bring a copy of the childs have any questions, con SCHOOL NEWS Kim Everett and the band students of Liberty and W.R. Tolar School invite everyone to the p.m. for a solo recital. The soloists will con School that competed this past weekend and did an awesome job. Nine of them received a superior rating. The performance is expected to last ap and there is no charge for admission. Please come out and support Liberty County The Liberty County Education Foundation proudly announces they will be awarding two scholarships during the Liberty County graduation. The deadline for ap plying will be Tuesday, April 1. Please see your guidance office for applications. Lib erty County Education ing the Gap to Make a Difference". Feel free to contact Steve Cutshaw, Donnie Read, mation. Liberty Education Foundation to award two scholarships; application deadline April 1 8th and 9th grade students encouraging those who meet the eligibility requirements to pick up a Take Stock in Children Scholarship application. There will be several two year scholarships to Chipola College awarded to selected students. The requirements good attendance and behavior. Parents should assist their child in completing the application and to make sure the application is legible and complete. All applications must be turned in to their school's guidance counselor no later than 3:15 contact your child's guidance counselor. Parents and students enjoyed a delicious break fast prepared by the caf eteria staff. Thank you for coming and participating in this monthly event. Remember we have our family breakfast the BES students, parents enjoy family breakfast Altha School students Celebrate Literacy to help reach a statewide goal of 33 million total of minutes read throughout the 59 school districts that partici pated was minutes! Guest Read ers visited One special guest was our Wildcat mascot dents also dressed as their favorite book character and also participated in "Kick up your heels and read" by wearing bright, colorful, or silly socks to show their support for lit Justin Cessna dresses up for tacky sock Early release day for students and em ployees and Wednesday, Feb. BES C Carr School is proud to announce the January students of the month: McDougald. Carr School Students of the Month Any Valentine's Day deliveries made to Altha school must be made This day is an Early Release Day and in order to get everything to the students before school is dismissed, items must be here by 9 a.m. Items will also be accepted the day before, if you would like to go ahead and bring them early. Also please remember, according to GLASS containers are NOT allowed on the bus.


FEBRUARY 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 CLJ JOB MKT 2 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, trees, evergreens, shrubs, including balled and bur lap (B&B) tree production, from 3/3/2014 to 12/10/2014 at Hidden Acres Nursery, LLC, Flem ington & Hillsborough, NJ. Three months of pre vious experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able 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 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 Career Center, 16908 Northeast Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. NJ Job Order #NJ0890546. PO KT089 2-12-14 2 positions Temporary/seasonal work as stable assistant in a standard bred horse breeding op eration. Work includes tasks associated with the breeding, handling and preparation for sale of standard bred equine stock, from 3/1/2014 to 12/1/2014 at Walnridge Farm, Inc., Cream Ridge, ence required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 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 Ca reer Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blount stown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. NJ Job Order #NJ0890547. PO SR121 2-12-14 48 positions Temporary/seasonal work plant ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock size shrubs, perennials, operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment, from 3/3/2014 to 6/20/2014 at Studebaker Nurseries, Inc., New Carlisle, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or ing in a diverse production wholesale nursery, handling both manual and machine tasks as sociated with nursery production and harvest activities, including experience with balled and burlap (B&B) tree production and the operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Employerpaid drug testing required. Saturday work re quired. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.63/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 #2742317. PO KT096 2-12-14 3 positions Temporary/seasonal work perform ing manual and machine tasks associated with planting, cultivating and harvesting grain/oilseed crops, from 3/1/2014 to 11/25/2014 at Long horn Farms Partnership, Shaw and Benoit, MS. Twelve months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $9.87/hr or cur rent applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, sup plies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Trans portation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. In terviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MS Job Order #MS88712. PO BA2963 2-12-14 15 positions Temporary/seasonal work plant ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 3/8/2014 to 12/24/2014 at Robert Jenkinson Nurseries, Long Valley & Lebanon Township, NJ. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $11.06/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. NJ Job Order #NJ0892295. PO BA2987 2-12-14 12 positions Temporary/Seasonal work plant ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 3/1/2014 to 12/15/2014 at Stadler Garden Center, Inc., Frederick & Laytonsville, MD. 3 months experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing is required for any em ployee, foreign or domestic, who drives company vehicles. $11.06/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 Career Center, 16908 Northeast Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #311056. PO KT105 2-12-14 CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following full-time positions: PROGRAM MANAGER Emergency Medical Services STAFF ASSISTANT Central Cashier COORDINATOR Academic Center for Excellence Position information and application deadlines are available at Candidates may be subject to background investigations. Contact Human Resources at mail to: or at (850)718-2269 for application details. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 34 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, grown balled and burlap (B&B) trees, tree-size shrubs, perennials, operation of 50+ HP nurs ery equipment, from 2/24/2014 to 11/26/2014 at Studebaker Nurseries, Inc., New Carlisle, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or ing in a diverse production wholesale nursery, handling both manual and machine tasks asso ciated with nursery production and harvest activi ties, including experience with balled and burlap (B&B) tree production and the operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Employer-paid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.63/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guar anteed 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 work ers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruit ment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Cen ter, 16908 Northeast Pear St., Ste. 2, Blount stown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2740878. PO KT067 2-12-14 CLINICARE HOME MEDICAL POSITION AVAILABLE RECEPTION / CLERICAL Clinicare Home Medical is accepting ap plications for a full time Reception/ Clerical organizational skills, be computer literate, especially with Excel and Microsoft. Must have good Customer Service personality. for immediate review to: Please include a work reference with contact information. 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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 12, 2014 BHS BASEBALL The Blountstown High School Tigers hosted a pre-season classic on Thursday and Friday, which featured the Ti gers, the Sneads Pirates, Godby and Taylor County. The Tigers won 8-5 over Taylor County and 2-1 over Godby. ABOVE: Blountstown Tiger Hunter Jordan on the mound. RIGHT: Derek makes the catch. PHOTOS COURTESY KATHY JOHNSON slides into third. Tigers tame Taylor County and Godby Cold weather aids 2014 manatee count Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported a preliminary count of 4,831 manatees in Florida during this years statewide aerial survey, conducted in late January. Over two days (Jan. 24 and 27), a team of 20 observers from nine or ganizations counted 2,317 manatees on Floridas east coast and 2,514 on numbers will be available following This years manatee count is the third highest we have recorded since the said Gil McRae, director of the FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. We are encouraged by the relatively high count, especially given the high number of manatee deaths documented recently. Information on warm-water habitat use from this years survey will be integrated with manatee survival and reproductive rates to update future The goal of the aerial manatee sur vey is to count as many manatees as possible, providing researchers with a minimum number for manatees in Florida waters and a snapshot of where they are at the time of the survey. Weather conditions and manatee be havior during the survey have a large effect on survey counts. Because these factors vary from year to year, this count cannot be used to determine long-term population trends. After two winters of above-average temperatures, this year we received several consecutive, strong cold fronts that helped to gather manatees at warmwater sites where they could be more biologist Holly Edwards. The surveys highlight the importance of warm-water habitat to manatees in the winter, increasing researchers un derstanding of manatee distribution and relative use of these areas that are es sential to manatee health and survival. The survey information helps managers better protect this endangered species. Researchers have been conducting weather permitting, to meet the states requirement for an annual count of manatees in Florida waters. Statewide aerial surveys were not conducted dur ing the winters of 2012 and 2013 due to warm-weather conditions. Florida residents can help manatees by purchasing a manatee specialty li cense plate and a manatee decal. Funds from the license plate and decal support manatee research and conservation. Go to to learn more about the license plate and ManateeSeaTurtleDecals to purchase a decal. Both items are available at To learn more about statewide aerial surveys, visit Manatee and click on Population Monitoring and Aerial Surveys. To learn more about manatee conserva tion, go to


FEBRUARY 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Scott Phillips, Davis Stoutamire, Dewayne Branch, Dexter Barber, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Dick Stanley. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Scott Phillips. Motion to approve the min utes of the regular meeting held Dec. 5, 2013 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Branch and carried. Motion to add Commissioner Davis Stoutamire to the agenda was made by Branch, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to add Chairman Jim Johnson to the agenda to talk about a water bill was made by Branch, seconded by Phillips and carried. Attorney Grover instructed the Chairman than when a mo tion was made to ask for public vote. Melissa Peddie presented Resolution # 2014-02 to apply for a rural EMS non matching grant in the amount of $884.00. Motion to approve was made by Phillips, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Gloria Keenan discussed the Veterans Memorial Railroad. Motion to approve the county taking over the liability insurance and adding three more trains was made by Barber, seconded by Branch and carried. Warden Jacob Sorey and Colonel Brown, Chief of Secu rity at Liberty Corrections came before the Board to introduce themselves. Susan Pourcian with Big Bend Homeless Coalition came before the Board requesting a Commissioner or someone they appoint to serve on their Board. Sheriff Nick Finch suggested that Under Sheriff Bryan Langston would be a good one to serve. Sheriff Finch will talk with Langs ton and see if he would serve. Kevin Brown discussed his Weatherization Contract with the Board. He would be paid $350.00 per client out of the grant funds. Motion to approve the contract was made by Phillips, seconded by Branch and carried. There was only one bid received on the septic repair at Bentley Bluff. 1. Yoder Septic Service, Inc., Blountstown, FL bid $1,900.00 for permit, 250 sq ft drain and pump and certify septic tank. If a new septic tank is needed it will be an additional $1,100.00. Motion to award the bid to Yoder Septic Service was made by Barber, second by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve Resolu tion # 2014-01 urging Congress to fund the 2014 Payment in Lieu of Taxes and to send a copy of the Resolution to all State of Florida Congressmen and the National Association of Coun ties was made by Stoutamire, second by Branch and carried. Rachel Manspeaker gave an update on the Health De partment. Dr. Virginia Baker in Calhoun County is doing a wellness initiative. Motion to ap prove someone from the Board to participate in the wellness initiative and move forward was made by Phillips, seconded by Branch and carried. The Hosford Clinic has had 1 patient in the last 2 months. The Board requested that. Manspeaker talk with Pancare and see if they are interested in the Hosford building. Monica Welles with Liberty Transit presented Resolution # 2014-03, DOT Grant 5311 application in the amount of $180,152.00. Motion to approve was made by Branch, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve the Chair man and the County Attorney to sign the federal assurance for Transit was made by Phillips, second by Barber and carried. Sheriff Nick Finch asked the Board where we were on the payment of his attorney fees. The County Attorney said that she has not heard back yet. Motion to table until we hear back from the Legislature was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Branch and carried. Brett Phillips presented the FDLE Drug Task Force Grant in the amount of $28,498.00. Motion to approve was made by Barber, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion to approve a satisfac tion for North Florida Lumber Company Bond was made by Barber, seconded by Branch and carried. Attorney Grover said that our Bond Council Mark Mustian has reviewed this and approved this. Clerk Kathleen Brown dis cussed the Appropriations Com mittee. She said that we had until the end of this month to get our request in. The Board discussed the following items to be placed on the request: Hosford water tank, extension of the Lake Mystic Water System, vault or building with vault to store county and court records. Motion to approve request was made by Phillips, seconded by Branch and carried. Motion to approve a $28.00 deposit on all garbage cans was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Phillips and carried. Voting house buildings were discussed. Motion to approve roof repair on all voting houses and to put a tin roof on the Su matra house and shingles on the others was made by Phil lips, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to advertise for bids the Civic Center with an annual contract was made by Branch, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to send a letter to the City of Bristol requesting that they pay their share of a $5,000.00 annual fee to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council was made by Stou tamire, seconded by Branch and carried. Chairman Johnson dis cussed a person in the county that the water has been cut Jan. 9 Liberty County Commission meeting minutes off due to non payment. The person is sick and her mother is also sick. Hospice is also at the home. The Board said that they could not cut her water on with non-payment when they do not do this for all. Motion to pay the bills was made by Branch, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Phillips, seconded by Barber and carried. Warrant List & Numbers Payroll Fund 34449 34477 Operating Fund 8675 8834 SHIP Grant 4105 4112 Weatherization Grant 4736 4739 --------------------------Kathleen E. Brown, Clerk of Court Jim Johnson, Chairman The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Com missioners Scott Phillips, Davis Stoutamire, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. The purpose of the meeting is to approve repair to the septic pump at the Veterans Memorial Park. No public comment. Motion to approve emergency item to purchase and repair septic pump at the Veterans Memorial Park was made by Phillips, seconded by Stou tamire and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Phillips and carried. -------------------------Kathleen E. Brown, Clerk of Court Jim Johnson, Chairman The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Dexter Barber, Davis Stoutamire, Scott Phillips and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Motion to add to the agenda to discuss the county jail was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion to approve closing the courthouse and other county facilities on January 29, 2014 due to the hazardous conditions of the weather was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion to give anyone who worked on Jan. 29, 2014 a comp day was made by Barber, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. There was discussion of the county taking over the county jail. The Board requested that the county attorney be contacted to research what it would take for the county to take over and give them some information at the next regular meeting. Motion to adjourn was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried. ------------------------Charla Kearce, Deputy Clerk Jim Johnson, Chairman Liberty Co. Commission Jan. 30 emerg. meeting PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES ----------------------------------------------NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed company or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: ASPALAGA ROAD PUBLIC AUCTION This project will include widening and resurfacing of Aspalaga Road from C.R. 270 to Liberty/Gadsden County line. Shoulder re-grading, pavement markers, signage, side drain replacement with mitered end sections and concrete ditch re placement are also included. tained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 20684 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida 32424, (850) 674-3300. (For questions, please call Kris tin Brown at (850) 674-3300 or at The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 180 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. with the Florida Department of Transportation per Section 2-1 of tions for Road and Bridge Con struction, 2014 edition for: Flexible Paving, Hot Plant Mixed Bituminous Courses, Grading, Drainage and Grassing, Seeding and Sodding. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the speci day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the AS PALAGA ROAD Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on March 5, 2014 at the Liberty County Clerks Of 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, Florida 32321, and will be opened and read aloud on March 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time Liberty Coun ty Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Handi capped Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdiction. will be $100.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The Liberty County Board of Com missioners reserves the right to re ject any and all bids. All Bids shall days after the opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning li censing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. 2-12, 2-19, 2-26 ----------------------------------------------INVITATION TO BID LIBERTY COUNTY Notice is hereby given to all inter bids will be accepted at the Liberty cated at the Liberty County Court house, P.O. Box 399, Bristol, LATER THAN March 5, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. for the following project: BID NAME: Request for Bid for the annual supply of Gasoline & Diesel DESCRIPTION: The Liberty Coun ty Board of Commissioners is seek this Request for Bid for the annual supply of various types of fuel. Bid packet may be picked up at Liberty County Road and Bridge Department 15159 NW STATE ROAD 20, Bristol, Florida, or please call for a bid packet to be BID OPENING: Bids will be opened and recorded by the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners on at the regular Com mission Meeting at 6:00 P.M. (ET). Bids SHALL be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked what the bid is for. Bids will generally be accepted based on the lowest over all price. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid in their judg ment will be in the best interest of Liberty County. Liberty County is committed to assuring equal opportunity in the award of contracts, and therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, nat ural origin, age, and sex. 2-12, 2-19 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 Calhoun, Liberty & 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 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 Anyone can afford! Tucker Life-Health Insurance, Inc. Registered Health Underwriter Ross E. Tucker, CLU ( 850 570-9734 That Darn Pump REPAIRS WELLS PUMPS TANKS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857 Aaron Woodham, Jr. Bristol, FL JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924 Carrier Equipment 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 WILLIAM'S Home Improvements George White Clint White Matt White Established 1962 Located at: 18650 SR20 W. Blountstown ( 850 Whites Air Conditioning Inc. HVAC SHEET METAL WELDING HOMES License # CMC1249448 Electrical Contractor License # ER0002898 D. Stephens Concrete Services, LLC Owned and Operated by Dewey Stephens Quality, affordable concrete and small tractor work. 38 yrs. experience Licensed Insured Residential & Commercial Home: (850) 674-5026 Cell: (850) 643-1723 Bus: (850) 674-5887 SERVICE DIRECTORY Promote your business with an ad every week in The Journal Service Directory. To place your ad, contact The Journal by phone at (850) 643-3333, fax us at (888) 400-5810 or send an email to Liberty County Board of Commissioners Jan. 9 meeting


T upperware Now you can preserve your farmfresh produce even longer! Rede signed containers offer better air circulation and advanced moisture protection. The storage chart is relo cated for easier viewing, while an im proved venting system moves to an easy-open seal. New, modular sizes offer storage to save space. All parts dishwasher safe. CALL BETH EUBANKS, Tupperware Consultant (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 12, 2014 Tips for proper soil temperature for vegetable seed germination by Eddie Powell, University of Florida Every win ter, many Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetable plants. It to buy vegetable seeds than vegeta ble transplants, and some vegetables grow better when when planning a vegetable garden is has a different germination response to temperature. Some seeds germinate best under low soil temperature while other respond best under high soil temperatures. When planting vegetable soil temperatures needed for vegetable seed germination. MINIMUM Soil Temperature for Germination in Degrees Fahrenheit Tomato, and Turnip 60 -Lima bean, Snap Bean, melon OPTIMUM Soil Temperature for Germination in Degrees Fahrenheit 75 -Asparagus, Pea 80 -Lima Bean, Onion, Radish, To mato, Turnip 85 -Snap Bean, bage, Eggplant, Pars ley, Pepper, Sweet and Watermelon. MAXIMUM Soil Tempera ture for Germination in Degrees Fahrenheit 85 -Lima Beans, Parsnip, and Pea 95 -Asparagus, Snap Bean, Onion, Parsley, Pepper, Radish, termelon Care of freeze-injured citrus trees includes holding off on pruning by Larry Williams, What appears to be damage will not always be permanent. give it a little water. winter. Delay pruning of damaged limbs until late spring or A Citrus is show in freezing weather, under protective microsprinkler irrigation. DOUG MAYO, UF IFAS PHOTO by Alex Bolques, April July. snowbell grows best in wet partially shaded areas and is somewhat tolerant of full sun. It prefers to sandy loam soils. Wet areas of the home land Note: other Styrax species can be found online that are non-native. IN THE GARDEN


FEBRUARY 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 5 x 10 ..... $ 27 10 x 10 .... $ 43 10 x 20 .... $ 70 10 x 25 .... $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS To place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. 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 Electric Dryer, $100. Call (850) 643-6613 or (850) 447-1803. 2-12, 2-19 Household items: Full size sleeper sofa, $50. Washer, two months old, $300. Dry er, $40. Side by side fridge/ freezer, $250. Headboard with lights, $100. Big wood en table with 2 leaves, sits 12, no chairs, $200. Drop leaf table, $30. Call (850) 209-0527. 2-12, 2-19 Girls Roadmaster 5 speed bike, like new, $45. Call (850) 209-0163. 2-12, 2-19 Household items: three new, $20 each. Two used aluminum windows 30 X 48, $10 each. Small desk, $20. Call (850) 209-0163. 2-12, 2-19 Clothes: Justin Boots size 9 EE, like new, $50. Cam brand new, $30. Call (850) 674-1367. 2-12, 2-19 Tailgate protector for a 1989 Ford F-150, $20. Call (850) 674-1367. 2-12, 2-19 Old butter churn, $300. Call (850) 674-1367. 2-12, 2-19 Ruger P90, stainless, 2 mags, holster and two boxes of ammo, $325. Call (850) 643-3545. 2-12, 2-19 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. UFN Misc. Items: 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 each. Call (850) 643-8556. 2-5, 2-12 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 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 Acer Aspire laptop, like new, $60. Call (850) 2090163. 2-12, 2-19 Professional Singer sew ing machine, 10 stitch pat tern, $200. Call (850) 6741367. 2-12, 2-19 Toshiba Satellite laptop, dual core processor and DVD/CD ROM loaded with extras. Color printer and fax included, $350. Call (850) 674-1367. 2-12, 2-19 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 2004 Nissan Maxima, 125,000 miles, black, $4,800 OBO. Call (850) 566-0342. 2-12, 2-19 1996 Chevy Blazer, 4WD, V6, 4 door, runs good, $3,000 OBO. Call (850) 3793068. 2-12, 2-19 2000 Grand Marquis, looks great, good condition, $1,800. 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 HOMES & LAND 5 acres, CR 67 in Telogia, $17,500. Call (850) 3795843. 2-12, 2-19 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 Yorkie puppies, two male and female, beautiful and in need of a caring home. If in terested contact richardlew 2-12, 2-19 Blue eyed Registered Ni gerian Buck, two years old, $100. Call (850) 209-0910. 2-12, 2-19 Black male poodles, 12 weeks old, call (850) 7623359. 2-12, 2-19 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 Small 3 point hitch back hoe, with PTO driven hy draulics. Call (850) 6436585. 2-12, 2-19 Game chickens for yard ornaments. Call (850) 2090910. 2-12, 2-19 Good used trampoline. Call (850) 762-3359. 2-12, 2-19 Freezer. Call (850) 8792652. 2-5, 2-12 FOUND: Dachshund, near Hoe Cake Rd. in Bristol, call (850) 643-3819 to identify. 2-12, 2-19 EQUIPMENT Misc. Farm equipment: Vanguard 18 hp motor for lawn mower or small garden tractor, $600. 8 disc harrow, $300. 8 prong cultivator, $250. 4 ft. scraper, $300. Call (850) 762-9162. 2-5, 2-12 TOOLS Snap-on tool box, ultra yellow in color, $850. Call (850) 510-9710. 2-12, 2-19 Hitachi 24 cut table saw, $350 OBO. Call 9850) 674-1367. 2-12, 2-19 YARD SALES BLOUNTSTOWN Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. (CT), Lo cated at the parking lot of Portable Buildings and Such on SR20 E. Lots of clothes for men, womens plus and children, odds and ends, furniture and kitchen items. Canceled if raining. LOST & FOUND (813) 253-3258 UFN ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, there is more to you than meets the eye. You enjoy let ting others get small glimpses of your true self, but this week they will get a lot of information all at once. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Feeling restless, Taurus? Spend some time with a hobby that you enjoy, whether that is cooking in the kitchen or build ing something out in the garage. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Others may have trouble read ing you this week, Gemini. Thats because you are putting forth a few different faces. It is better for all involved if you remain consistent. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, now is the time to in troduce your family to a special friend of yours. This person will be received graciously, so there is no need to fret about the meeting. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, when you want to get something done, it is probably best if you do it yourself this week. This way you can bring your own unique approach to the task at hand. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 of your pockets this week, Virgo. You may want to sit down and make some adjust ments to your spending habits in order. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your patience is wearing thin, but you need to keep your cool or you could end up in a sticky situation at work. Ride things out until the weekend arrives. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 It isnt in your makeup to be meek, Scorpio. If something needs to be discussed, speak up and let others know your perspective on the situation. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, a lucky streak has you excited to test your good fortune. Ride this wave, but do not go through all of your money in one fell swoop. That can spell trouble. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you have been do ing a lot of waiting around, but now your patience is bound to pay off. You just need to wait a little while longer to bear the fruits of your labors. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a big adventure is on the horizon. The trouble is, you do not know what to ex pect and what to bring along for the ride. Things will come into focus soon. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 You need to take a rest, Pi sces. Otherwise, you will burn out very quickly. Friends are urging you to slow down this week. STARSCOPE Week of February 12 to February 18, 2014 2-5, 2-12 Chihuahua ALL SHOTS, DEWORMED Must see to appreciate! Valentine Puppies! Tiny Teacup (850) 674-3532 2-5, 2-12 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. DEPOSIT REQUIRED. All utilities included. NO PETS. Perfect for Singles or Couples. Call 674-2258 FOR RENT 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 For RENT 3 BR 2 BA Home Altha renewable 3 month lease. Home is for sale and will be shown regu larly. 45 day notice will be given in the event of a sale. $500 deposit, $700/month NO PETS Inside or out. (850) 762-8185 2-12-14 Home repairs and more! For FREE estimates call or text (850) 566-3410 2-12-14 For SALE or RENT 3 BR 2 BA 1500 sq. ft. Located in Altha: hardi siding en closed garage all wood oak cabi nets granite tops metal or 30 yr. shingle roof tile nate and carpet streets city water NEW HOME Under Construction $129,900 Still time to pick out your colors ( 850 ) 762-8185 Call now!! 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 ( 850 ) 674-4491 For SALE 5 BR 2 BA on 5 acres with 4 Call Janice at United Country Realty $750/ month 1-29, 2-19 ADOPT A PET ...FROM THE JOURNAL


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 12, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center in Bristol. Before the show, several young ladies took part in a scholarship pageant. The winners, shown below at left, included: Brittany Jones, Christian Hogue, Jherico Jones, India Battle and Ebony Atkins. CELEBRATE BLACK Ladies of all ages took a turn across the stage to show some African as well as contemporary ensembles. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS