The Calhoun-Liberty journal


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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Sheriff's Log........2 Wine & say cheese ........3 Free Tai Chi classes begin Monday ..................4 Community Calendar......5 Train serenade.......5 New Arts Council production planned ..............7 Find a bargain in the Journal classieds .........17 Bulldog baseball.......18 JROTC rie team....18 J OURNAL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax W ednesday MARCH 5, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 10 Fire destroys Bristol home Monday Journal Editor If he had gone home as usual after working out at the end of his shift, "I would be dead," said Nate Jordan. Instead, a delay caused when he accidentally locked his keys in his vehicle gave him time to decide he needed to go to the emergency room. Not long after he walked into CalhounLiberty Hospital, his heart stopped. For four minutes. HEART SURGERY LAST YEAR Jordan, 41, a deputy who now works as victim's advocate for the Calhoun surgery a year ago. "A valve on my aorta was leaking and caused an aneurism," he explains. "They replaced the valve and After taking three weeks to recuperate from the operation, he was given the OK to return to work. Since then, he's grown accustomed to people asking, "what's that sound?" when they hear his artificial valve ticking. "It's a man-made mechanical valve," he said. "It works with the motion of my heart and keeps the blood pumping." What happened last month wasn't an issue with the valve. Instead, it turns out a blood clot made its way through his body, up into his chest and stopped his heart. WORKING OUT After ending his shift Monday, Feb. 17, Jordan went to the small gym behind the jail where deputies work out. "I had worked all day and everything weights and a lot of repetitions. "I was moving to start the incline press. I picked up a 25 pound weight to put it on the bar when I felt the discomfort in my chest," he explained. "I thought I'd pulled something," he said. "I walked out to my car to get some Tylenol and took a couple." When he sat in his car, he laid his keys down on the passenger's seat. He unknowingly locked his keys in the car when he closed the door to go back inside. He resumed his workout but soon began experiencing more pain. "I sat down and starting drinking water to cool off," he said. "Then the pain started radiating into my face, my left should and my arm." He sat there for about 10 minutes and told a friend who was also working out, "I'm done." He got his things and walked out to his car, planning to drive to his home west of Clarksville. But he couldn't get in his car. He waited there for a while until he saw a deputy pass by and asked him to get his Slim Jim to open his door. At that point, discomfort." Instead of going home as planned, he decided to stop by the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Blood clot caused heart to stop for four minutes The staff was familiar with his medical history. They knew he had a heart murmur throughout his life and were aware of last year's heart surgery. Rummage sale continues through Saturday at Pioneer Settlement Stacks and stacks of books waiting to be read again, a table full of stuffed animals ready to be loved once more and some sporty model cars looking for someone to play with are among the numerous items annual rummage sale to neer Settlement in Blount stown. Selected items will be half price on Thursday. and on Saturday, March 8, you can get any remaining Sale hours are 7:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. CT. See DEPUTY SAVED continued on page 16 Nate Jordan Waldron named new Chamber president Outgoing Calhoun Coun ty Chamber of Commerce President Ben Hall passed the gavel on to the groups new chair, Terri Waldron, at Thursdays annual banquet. Members enjoyed a wine and cheese reception before the event and posed for some memorable photos using a few props left out for the oc casion. See page 3. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South Jims column returns this week following a short break. Enjoy The Bigger the Bait inside on page 8.


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2014 CALHOUN COUNTY Feb. 25 James Michael Watson, nonsupport, CCSO. Rodney Bottoms, VOCR, CCSO. Curtis Huie, VOSS, CCSO. Feb. 26 Devonta Christopher Ross, child abuse, child neglect, CCSO. Feb. 27 Felicity Middlebrooks, domestic battery, VOP, CCSO. Arlon Keith Burke, driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge, possession of meth, possession of drug equipment, CCSO. March 2 Dennis Earl Yon, DUI, CCSO. March 4 Branham Olivia Skipper, pos session of marijuana, possession of drug equipment, possession of alcoholic beverage, CCSO. Chelsea Anne Walker, posses sion of alcoholic beverage, CCSO. Londel Arron Smith, driving while license suspended or re voked, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug equipment, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY Feb. 25 Preston Scott Mills, public ar ray, LCSO. Kelli Pettis, holding for Calhoun County, CCSO. Tracy Maloy, serving week ends, LCSO. Feb. 26 Felicity Middlebrooks, holding for Calhoun County, CCSO. or more oxycodone, purchase of controlled substance, child abuse, possession of weapon by convicted felon, possession of illegal liquor, possession of new or legend habit forming or toxic D drug, LCSO. grams or more oxycodone, pur chase of controlled substance, child abuse, possession of weapon by convicted felon, possession of illegal liquor, possession of new or legend habit forming or toxic D drug, LCSO. Feb. 27 Courtney Ward, holding for Gulf County, GCSO. Feb. 28 Denny Ramos, holding for Gulf County, GCSO. March 2 Tevarris Ford, holding for court, LCSO. Jahnee Williams, holding for court, GLSO. Corbin Davis, holding for court, LCSO. King Walker, holding for court, LCSO. March 3 Deborah Chambers, VOSP, LCSO. March 4 Chelsea Walker, holding for Calhoun County, CCSO. Branh Skipper, holding for Cal houn County, CCSO. SHERIFFS LOG arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. CITATIONS ISSUED: Accidents ........................................................................01 ............................................................................03 Special details Business alarms ..............................................................................01 Residential alarms ..........................................................................00 through March 2, Southern Express invites you to come enjoy the savings Friday, March 7 MOUNTAIN DEW Code Red and White Out 12 PACK CANS 1 99 Juice DEW Caffeine Electrolytes Juice DEW Caffeine Fruit Punch Orange Citrus NEW! STORE #2 in BRISTOL ***Limit 6 per transaction*** $ Mountain Dew KICKSTART CANS 59 Limeade & Black Cherry IRS, Federal Prosecutors crack down on fraud as tax season approaches TALLAHASSEE United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh and Special Agent in Charge James D. Robnett announce their increased efforts to enforce federal income tax laws as the From Pensacola to Gainesville, legal actions for violations of tax and monetary laws have surged. Recent trials found two guilty in Panama City of more than $500,000 in stolen identity refund fraud; six defendants throughout the district pleaded guilty in separate cases involving more than $3 million in tax fraud; and judgments of eight defendants in Pensacola, Panama City, and Tallahassee netted sentences ranging from 24 to 78 months, more than $6 million in forfeiture, and an estimated $900,000 in restitution. These recent activities, along with the indictment of the increased enforcement efforts over Marsh cautioned would-be fraudsters, identities and tax dollars has grown, arrest, and prosecute these cases. We will pursue criminal prosecutions of all who engage in these illegal activities, with intensity. Further, to those who contemplate filing fraudulent tax returns, the recent sentences handed down by our courts should serve as a warning that offenders face serious taxpayers are entitled to this protection by law enforcement. We are ready for tax season. SAC Robnett warned tax cheats, many of you may believe you can get away with committing tax fraud. But be warned: the tenacious investigators of those responsible for stealing from the federal government and the American in partnership with prosecutors and law enforcement officers throughout the state, will dedicate the necessary members of the public, should have their fair share of taxes, and who steal your hard earned money, will be held accountable. Over the last year, here are some examples of notable tax cases in our District: PENSACOLA : January 31, 2014: Douglas Edward Henderson, 51, of Fort Walton Beach, charging him with five counts of submitting a false tax return, two counts of aiding in the preparation of a false tax return, one count of mail fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. As the president of Henderson Electric Heat and Air Conditioning and caused personal expenses to be paid from business accounts for the years 2008 through 2010, and caused their associated with contracts between his companies and MacDill Air Force base. These items were then falsely deducted on corporate tax returns and the personal income was never reported on his individual income tax return, for which he later provided false invoices to the Henderson also engaged in a fraudulent short-sale of a condominium causing the mortgage company to lose nearly $500,000. Henderson is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge M. Casey Rodgers on April 17, 2014, at 9 a.m. PANAMA CITY: February 6, 2014: Angel Done, 54, by United States District Judge Richard conjunction with other defendants in the amount of $245,747.32. Done was federal prison for various federal tax sentenced Wilson Calle, 55, of New 62, of Marianna, Florida, each to 78 months in prison; Wilfredo Rodriguez, 53, of Miami, Florida, to 27 months in prison; and Diana Gonzalez, 63, of Miami, Florida, to 63 months in prison. Between 2008 and 2009, the defendants refunds. February 6, 2014: Versiah M. Taylor, 33, and Tracy L. Collier, 48, both of Panama City, Florida, were found guilty by a federal jury on multiple counts of tax fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft. Between September 9, 2011, and August 15, 2012, the in refunds using the personal identifying Florida Department of Corrections, Bay County residents, and others. Collier, who was incarcerated during the conspiracy, provided the personal information of inmates by disguising the social security numbers and dates of birth as legal case citations and then mailing them to Taylor. Taylor orchestrated false employment information and the both defendants is scheduled for May 7, 2014, before United States District Judge TALLAHASSEE: January 23, 2014: Jerry Samuel Joseph, 33, originally of Tallahassee, Florida, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to government property, mail fraud, and at least 71 false tax returns totaling more than $315,000. Joseph is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Court SPECIALTY POSTS Flat Face 6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2" ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc. Phone (850) 643-5995 WE'VE GOT THE FENCE POSTS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. See TAX FRAUD continued inside on page 14


MARCH 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Awards presented to pioneers, volunteers, and outstanding citizens Local leaders are honored at 67th annual Calhoun Chamber of Commerce banquet The 67th annual Calhoun County Chamber of Com merce Membership Banquet was held Thursday, Feb. 27 at the W.T. Neal Civic Cen ter. The evening began with a reception followed by dinner, and an awards presentation. Chamber Executive Direc tor Kristy Terry shared infor mation about the economic opportunities of ecoand nature-tourism for Calhoun County, while Chair of the Board Ben Hall encouraged guests to shop local to sup port local businesses. Hall recognized board members rotating off the board this term as Mary McKenzie, Martha Settlemire, and Rev. Jim Jines. New members be ginning their board terms are and Ray Howell. Bob Fleck was presented with the Bobby Clark/Board Member of the Year award for serving as liaison between the Chamber and the IDA Board, as well as being a tireless vol unteer for Chamber events. Superintendent Ralph Yo der recognized the Calhoun County Teacher of the Year, Ashley Everett, and SchoolRelated Employee of the Year Sue Willis. Doris Traylor with Keep Calhoun County Beautiful pre sented a Grow & Glow award to Carole Pope of Rivertown Mercantile. The Popes pur chased the building in ruins, and worked to rehabilitate the property into a showplace for Downtown Blountstown. Vicki Montford with Blountstown Main Street also recognized Jim and Carole Pope with the Visionary Award for their vision of what could be as they developed the eclec tic Rivertown Mercantile. The retailer is also home to Sweet Sage which offers gourmet foods, and health and wellness related Herbal Roots. The Chamber presented the Cracker Jack Award to Dr. Virginia Baker who recently launched a Health & Wellness erty counties. After observing challenges faced by our com munity, she opted not to sit on the sidelines, but to roll her sleeves up and make a differ ence. were presented with the Pio neer Award. The award is giv en to those who work to main tain our heritage. Both ladies have a heart for volunteering, and a love of their heritage and history. They have both served at the Panhandle Pio neer Settlement, where they demonstrated butter making, hog butchering, spinning, and thousands of visitors, and they have done it to preserve their traditions for future genera tions. Volunteer of the Year award for her often behind the scenes efforts over the past 40 years. From toy drives to redneck parades, turkey shoots to free bicycles, Diane has given self lessly of her time and resourc es to help others. ning was Outstanding Citizen of the Year, and was presented to Darryl Taylor, Sr. The an nual award is given to some one who has worked, promot ed, or volunteered with great effort for the citizens of Cal houn County to create a better quality of life. Many know Mr. Taylor from his professional accomplishments as a coach, educator, and then school su perintendent, however he has continued to give back to his community in many ways since his retirement. He has been involved in numerous local civic and charitable or ganizations, volunteered at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, and has been the Voice of the Blountstown Fighting Tigers for more than 25 years. He is a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Blount stown where he began a visi tation ministry in 1996 which he continues today. Without many knowing, he goes week ly to visit those who are sick or homebound in our com munity. He is a member of the grumpy old mens club which helps those in need with projects at their home such as wheelchair ramps or other im provements. He is respected by all who know him as a man of integrity. His love of Cal houn County was evident as he graciously accepted his award saying, Calhoun County is my home, and theres no place else Id rather be. ning was the passing of the Chair of the Board gavel from Ben Hall to Terri Waldron. Generous sponsors for the 65th annual event were: Silver sponsors: Calhoun Liberty Hospital, Centennial Bank, David H. Melvin, Inc., FairPoint Communications, Rivertown Community Church, Senator Bill Montford, West Florida Electric Coop, Florida Public Utilities, Cadence Bank, Calhoun Liberty Credit Union, Peter Brown Construction, Bronze sponsors: PrebleRish, Inc., Blountstown Drugs, Capital Health Plan, Danny Ryals Real Estate, Gulf Power Company, Opportunity Flor ida, River Valley Rehab Cen ter, Badcock & More, Regions Bank, Ramseys Piggly Wiggly and Oglesby Plants Interna tional, who donated of all the beautiful centerpiece plants. LEFT: Terri Waldron pres ents Diane Long with the Volun teer of the Year Award. RIGHT: Vicki Montford recognized Jim and Carole Pope with the Visionary Award for their new business venture, River town Mercantile. RIGHT: Bob Fleck receives the Bobby Clark/Board Member of the Year Award from Chamber President Ben Hall. BELOW LEFT: Darryl Taylor, Sr. was named Out standing Citizen of the Year. BELOW RIGHT: The Pioneer of the Year Award went to Lovie Burkett and her daughter, Lawana McDonald. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS Guests who gathered for a wine and cheese reception before last weeks Chamber Banquet had a little fun when they took turns taking pictures with several props including glasses, moustaches and big red lips. The images were shown on a screen during the banquet. TOP ROW, from left: Danny and Lynn Ryals, Terri Waldron, Ben Hall, Traci Hall and Kristy Terry; the inimitable Doris Traylor and Jerry Lewis. SECOND ROW: Katie and Brooks Hayes, Howard Johnson, Jr., the ladies of Cadence Bank and Ken Speights. Wine & say Cheese


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2014 Daily Specials, Steak, Breakfast all day, Seafood, Mexican Cuisine & Ice Cream! 17415 Main Street in Blountstown Dine in or carry out (850)237-1500 Hours : Sunday Thurs. 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. -9 p.m. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Cataracts? Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many. In Memory of Lee Mullis M.D. Smart Lenses SM Dr. Mulliss Smart Lens SM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses. Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna (2 Blks from Jackson Hospital) (850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 Latest Country Charted songs and your favorite oldies. WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also airs at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET. Swap Shop from 9-10 a.m. ET Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away. The Calhoun County Senior Citizens will be hosting the Walk with Ease Pro gram again starting on Monday, April 7. We will be walking the Greenway at the Train Depot again so if you are interested, please come by the Senior day, April 1. Come join us for a time of fun and some good conversation. Walk with Ease program will resume April 7 We are planning our Dental Bus project for March 10-14. Pre-screening for appointments begin on March 6-8. On Saturday, March 8 beginning at 8 a.m. (CT) we will be pre-screening and would like to invite you to participate in a Health Fair. The Health Department will be there and we hope you will come set up a table or booth. It is an outdoor event held at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center in Blountstown and we pray for good weather. Please contact Roger Phillips or Susan information. We would really appreciate your coming to reach our community and serve them. Dental Bus prescreening will begin March 6 You are cordially invited to attend the Fetal and Infant Mortality FIMR Case Review and Community Ac tion team meeting serving Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Wash ington Co. The meeting will be held Thursday, March 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (CT) in the education room at the Jackson Co. Hospital located at 4250 Hospital Drive in Marianna. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Missy Lee, FIMR Coordinator atmlee@chipolahealthys The Fetal and Infant Mortality Re view is a community-based process that aims at addressing factors and is sues that affect infant mortality and morbidity. For more information, con tact Missy Lee at (850) 482-1236. Chipola Healthy Starts mission is to reduce fetal and infant mortality and to improve the health outcomes for wom en of childbearing age and children un der the age of three. Chipola Healthy Start FIMR team to meet March 20 The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun and Liberty County will be starting a new round of free Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance classes on Monday, March 10. Classes will be offered every Mon day and Wednesday at 10 a.m. (CT) at the W. T. Neal Civic Center and at 4 p.m. (ET) at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. If you are interested in these FREE classes please attend the one nearest you. If you have any questions or for more information on Fall Prevention and programs offered by Florida De partment of Health in Calhoun and Lib 643-2415, ext. 245. Tai Chi helps Parkinsons patients with balance, fall prevention. Exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle but it is also a key part of ther apy, rehabilitation and disease manage ment. For Parkinsons disease, exercise routines are often recommended to help maintain stability and the coordinated movements necessary for everyday liv ing. An NIH-funded study, reported in the February 9, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine,evaluated three different forms of exercise re sistance training, stretching, and tai chi and found that tai chi led to the great est overall improvements in balance and stability for patients with mild to moderate Parkinsons disease. chi, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Fibromyalgia is a disorder character ized by muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. The tai chi group demon strated greater improvement in sleep quality, mood, and quality of life. Im provements were still present at 24 weeks. Wang C, Schmid CH, Rones R, et al. New England Journal of Medi cine 363(8):743, 2010 fects. suggests that there is strong evidence including for bone health, cardiopul life. Tai chi has origins in China and involves physical movement, mental focus, and deep breathing. The review was published in the American Journal of Health Promotion. heart failure. Tai chi exercise may im prove quality of life, mood, and exer abilities) in people with chronic heart failure, according to a 2011 study funded in part by NCCAM. Tai chi is a mind and body practice that originated in China as a martial art and is used by many people to improve health and well-being. There are many different styles of tai chi, but all involve slow, ing into the next. Tai chi is sometimes referred to as moving meditation the body is in constant motion, and practitioners focus on posture and deep breathing. This study builds on previ ous research that has shown that tai chi diovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors. with knee osteoarthritis Knee osteo arthritis (OA) is an increasing problem Free Tai Chi classes begin Monday at W.T. Neal Civic Center and Veterans Memorial Civic Center among older adults, causing pain, func tional limitations, and reduced quality of life. The Chinese practice of tai chi, with its combination of physical and mental components, seems promising for Arthritis. Compared with the con trol group, tai chi patients had greater improvement in measures of pain, in ones own abilities), depression, and health-related quality of life. Beat Alzheimer's and dementia with Tai Chi. Improving your balance through tai chi can help curtail the on ings suggest that this may be a result of growth and preservation of critical regions of the brain affected by this ill ness. A regular tai chi exercise regimen enlarges the brain and enhances the cognitive abilities of the elderly. The Alzheimer's Disease. HEALTH NOTES


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 MARCH 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,197 A fun time for the young and the young at heart is planned when visitors Wear Green and Ride the Steam at Veterans Memorial Park. Come take a ride on the only 2 foot gauge steam train in Florida on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by members of the Capital Chordsmen Chorus who will sing as guests board the train. Make plans to follow the chorus group to First Baptist Church of Bristol at 6 p.m. (ET). Cost is $7 per person (per ride), children under 5 ride free. Call (850) 643-6646 or (850) 643-5491 for more information. RIDE FREE MARCH 8 If you cant wait until next weeks fundraiser, make plans to visit Veter ans Memorial Railroad this Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. (ET) for a free train ride. The park has a Railroad Caboose you can walk in, two pavilions for picnics, a walking trail, a playground, an air-conditioned depot with a train table with lots of trains for childrens play. Veterans Memorial Railroad is sponsored by the Liberty County Board of County Commission Railroad and the upkeep of the train. For more information go to and Capital Chordsmen to entertain passengers on the steam train Mossy Pond Public Library helps kick off KCCB campaign Calhoun County is surrounded by the most beautiful nature and biodiver With pristine rivers, lakes, and ponds, Calhoun County citizens take pride in their beautiful surroundings. Keep Calhoun County Beautiful members do what they can to see that our sur roundings are kept clean. On Thursday, March 13 at 2 p.m., Doris Traylor from Keep Calhoun Keep America Beautiful, will be at the Mossy Pond Library located at 22216 NW Lake McKenzie Blvd. in Altha with information on how we all can do our part in maintaining the beauty of this county. We hope you will join us. the Jackson County Extension Ser vice is looking for volunteers to be come Master Gardeners and help the Horticulture Agent by answer ing homeowner questions from both phone calls and walk-ins. Additional tasks include helping with the dem onstration gardens, handing out uni versity publications at festivals and helping with programs for the public. No prior horticulture training is necessary. Prospective Master Gar deners, without prior training, will sanctioned, training course. This year, the course will start days a week for two weeks. Some of the topics to be taught are Basic Botany, Plant Pathology, En tomology, Good Bugs/Bad Bugs and their Control, Florida Lawns, Veg etables & Herbs, Ornamentals, Door yard Fruit & Nuts, Plant Propagation and much more. Prospective volunteers will propa gate their own plants by several meth ods, inoculate their own logs with shiitake and oyster mushroom spoors, visit a local Satsuma and olive grove, Tour the Gardens of the Big Bend in Quincy and tour the caverns park highlighting native plants. If you love plants and helping oth ers, dont let your lack of horticulture sity is always looking for volunteers to help them help others, but it only offers this course once a year. The cost of the course is $150 which includes all course materials and a great opportunity to meet and share with other like-minded garden ers! For more information and to obtain a Sprouting Kit stop by the Jackson 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Mari anna or call (850) 482-9620. If you do not live in Jackson County, call your local Extension of training in Marianna for volunteering in your home county. Master Gardener volunteers training begins March 24 MEETINGS Wednesday, March 5 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone 643-2373. Thursday, March 6 Liberty Commission, 6 p.m. in Court room Phone (850) 643-2215. Nettle Ridge VFD, 7 p.m. at Fire House. Altha Area Recreation Committee, 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall American Legion Hall Bingo night 6-9 p.m. Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House Mayhaw Community Action Group, 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown Liberty Comm. Coalition at 10 a.m., Emergency Management Building. Phone (850) 526-2412. Friday, March 7 Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center. Sunday, March 9 American Legion Post 272 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-2740. Monday, March 10 Bristol City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall. Phone (850) 643-2261. Panhandle Creative Crafters Bizzie Bees, 5-8 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. AA, 6 p.m. Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m. (CT), Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, March 11 Altha Town Council, 6 p.m., City Hall. Phone (850) 762-3280. Blountstown City Council, 6 p.m., City Council Room on Angle St. Phone (850) 674-5488. Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant. Phone (850) 570-0222. Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. Phone (850) 574-8610. Liberty School Board, 6:30 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room. Phone (850) 643-2275. Bristol VFD, 7:30 p.m., Bristol City Hall. Phone (850) 228-9555. AA Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. Wednesday, March 5 Saturday, March 8 Thursday March 6 Friday, March 7 Monday, March 10 Tuesday, March 11 Sunday, March 9 FLOSS BIRTHDAYS Amanda Neal, Lana J. Knight, Wayne Peterson, Cindi Reeves, Crystal Spikes BIRTHDAY Donnie Tharpe BIRTHDAYS Hilary Peddie and Carla Anderson BIRTHDAYS Kevin Ebersole, Donna Traylor, Janice Adams, Pat Cobb, Heather Willis and Brooke Revell BIRTHDAY Jeff Stephens BIRTHDAYS Bill Truax, Carolynn Panek and Shane Goff HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Jerry & Jaunita Harrell ANNIVERSARY Brian & Mallory McClain Mobile Dental Bus pre-screening begins, Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center 1-5 p.m. Blountstown High School Prom W.T. Neal Civic Center, 8 11 p.m. Altha School Prom 8 p.m. in the gymnasium Mobile Dental Bus pre-screenings, at the Ministry Center 8 a.m. FREE Train Rides Veterans Park 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Chicken Pilau fundraiser Hosford School lunchroom, 5-7 p.m.


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2014 WASHING TON It was believed that someone who had served as an enlisted man in Vietnam would take particular care of the troops if he became secretary of Defense. Such a man is former Sen. Chuck Ha gel, R-Neb., but his proposed budget proves otherwise. First, it must be noted that there are two tracks. One is a reduction in force; The force reductions call for shrink ing the Army to pre-World War II lev half while it is being modernized, and cent. Only the Air Force is dodging the is being replaced by F-35s. Whether these cuts are reasonable or not will require more debate and solid assessments of potential threats and the militarys ability to meet them. However, at a time of rising tensions with China (disputed islands) and Rus unless manpower is being adequately replaced by technology (drones, etc.). further debate is necessary. The cuts are unnecessary, irresponsible, and detrimental to morale, which is detri mental to national security. The Hagel proposal calls for limiting pay raises to one percent, freezing pay for generals and admirals, reducing housing allow ances, increasing health-care costs, and reducing commissary subsidies. Fur ther, Hagel would alter downward the formula used tion. This all adds up to two things: an across-the-board pay cut for Americas military personnel and a breach of faith for those who volunteered to serve. The hypocrisy is blatant. Republican and Democratic politicians alike are effusive in their praise of the troops running for reelection. Yet, who among them believes the troops are overpaid 5,000 active duty families even quali If the nation wants to return to a draft military, where all able-bodied young people are subject to be called as a matter of duty, it would be reason able to remove money as an incentive. Service to the country at nominal pay would be an obligation of citizenship. But America has an all-volunteer mili tary in which only a small percentage of our citizens serve. For them, it is a career, and the nation is not going to are underpaid, over-taxed, over-de ployed, and left constantly in doubt of they were given when they enlisted. In the end, if America continues to try to solve some of its budget prob lems on the backs of the people who are defending the nation, the nation will soon be at risk. Undermining both the military and the nation COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Welcome to the Tonight Show! Im your host, Jimmy Fallon. Or as John Travolta would call me, Jelan Fejalla. JIMMY FALLON In his acceptance speech, Matthew McCo naughey said his hero is always himself 10 years ished, he was his own hero. CONAN OBRIEN All day long people have been coming up to me saying, Oh, Bruce Dern, better luck next time. DAVID LETTERMAN I stopped watching when they made the joke about Liza Minnelli. I will not stand for that. Liza Minnelli is my spirit animal. CRAIG FERGUSON I have a lot to ask Mayor Ford. I dont think Ive of Lost. JIMMY KIMMEL Despite the fact that the Ukraine has been all over the news for the past few weeks, a sur vey found that 64 percent of U.S. students still Putin, Soon nobody will. SETH MYERS Travolta accidentally called Idina Menzel Adele Leonardo DiCaprio says Jennifer Lawrence actor award and pronounced it Matthew McCo naughey. JIMMY FALLON Last night was the fourth time Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar and the fourth time he has lost. Being Leonardo DiCaprio must be a living hell. I dont know how he goes on. CONAN OBRIEN The Olympics are done. The Russians have nothing to do so they invaded Crimea. DAVID LETTERMAN From what I hear, the stars really let loose at the after-parties. There are rumors in Hollywood right now that Angelina Jolie ate a carb. CRAIG FERGUSON Tonight we get a visit from the mayor of the great city of Toronto, Rob Ford. I feel like Ive been waiting for this night my whole life. JIMMY KIMMEL Despite being on the other side of the country, Justin Bieber reposted photos of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez at the Vanity Fair Oscar party with the caption most elegant princess in the world. Then he immediately tweeted, Sorry, that was SETH MYERS A new survey has found that almost half of dog owners admit to spending more money on their my wife if thats true, but she and our dog were out to dinner. JIMMY FALLON Russia suspended coverage of the Oscars last night. They didnt show it. And Im going to guess theyre not going to show the Tony Awards either. CONAN OBRIEN President Obama is steamed. He says to Putin, Pull your troops out of Crimea or the U.S. will not attend the next G-8 summit. Well, that will show him. Putin will think twice about it now. Last thing he wants to do is offend the United States so they stay home from a summit meeting. DAVID LETTERMAN According to Twitter statistics, the most tweetedabout star during last nights Academy Awards was Jennifer Lawrence. And the star most tweet son. SETH MYERS WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift


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MARCH 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 2014 Election Dates First Primary----------------August 26, 2014 General Election------------November 4, 2014 If you are not currently registered to vote or need to update you registration, you may pick up a registration form from the brary, Thompsons Grocery, Sumatra Grocery, the Supervisor Dates Registration Books Close for 2014 Elections CANDIDATE INFORMATION tory with the Supervisor of Elections before accepting contribu this designation, you must establish a campaign account in a bank of your choice and all campaign deposits or expenditures drawn on your campaign account OR completed the petition tion deadline are as follows: Dates for Candidates to Qualify Noon, June 16, 2014 Noon June 20, 2014 Petition Deadlines Noon, May 19, 2014 All candidates who wish to use the petition method to qualify COUNTY OFFICES OPEN FOR ELECTION If you have any questions please feel free to call the (850) 643-5226 LIBERTY COUNTY ELECTIONS ARE COMING! Qualifying Fee Incumbent County Commissioner School Board Member School Board Member Kyle Peddie School Board Member Roger Reddick Superintendent of Schools Tony Anderson ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic when she was rescued from time she arrived at Alaqua Animal Ref uge she had her paws full with a She probably doesnt remem ber her life be fore Alaqua, but it wasnt very older mother and has a dis ability her front paw doesnt work right so trying to fend for food with all the other Coming to Alaqua was the best thing that could have happened for her and her puppies! but it was her shyness that kept her Because of the situation she lived in she was selected to participate in the Unconditional Love Program at Cal houn County Correctional Institute week; they pay particular attention to her socializa tion needs, making sure she gets used to han dling by many different will be graduating at the end of March, and she will be looking forward beautiful sweet dog who plays well with oth ers, and with her newfound basic obe dience skills and so cialization she will make a wonderful pet shed be per If you are interested in adopting sor a dog for our Unconditional Love program, please visit our website at Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge HELLO! My name is DEENIE Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: TALLAHASSEE The Department of States Museum of Florida His tory announces a new special exhibit, The Lure of Florida Fishing open ing with a reception on Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m., and remaining on display until Tuesday, Aug. 26. More than 100 artifacts, including artwork, his mounts and tackle help tell the Sunshine State. From the 19th century ing has drawn people to Floridas coastal and inland waterways. This ing became such a popular activity for visitors and residents alike. This exhibit allows visitors to experience and learn about the fascinat ing history and lineage Sunshine State, said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. We hope visi tors and Floridians alike will get hooked on Florida before them. Organizations and in dividuals from around the state and country have loaned items for display in The Lure of Florida Fishing Two prestigious trophies, the Mrs. Henry trophy from the West Palm Beach Fishing Club and the Metropolitan Miami Fishing Tourna ments Henry H. Hyman Memorial trophy from the International Game Fish Association, will be About the Museum of Florida History The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of States Division of Cultural Affairs and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the garage next to the R. A. Gray building. New Museum of Florida History exhibit MARCH March 13: March 20: March 25: APRIL April 12: April 17: April 22: MAY May 10: May 15: May 27: JUNE June 14: June 19: June 24: JULY July 12: July 17: July 22: AUGUST August 9: August 21: August 26: rods, and other artifacts. Other loans include a pair of environmental paint artist Stanley Meltzoff and numerous additional artifacts showcasing the ational activity in Florida. Twenty-two early twen tieth century paintings depicting various species Aiken Walker will be on display from the collec tions of the Museum of Florida History. Many organizations and individuals have been generous in loaning us items for this exhibit, said Museum Director Dr. Jeana Brunson. As a result this promises to be an educational and entertaining exhibit. Throughout the sum mer, the Museum will host numerous educational programs for people of all ages. It will also fea ture interactive elements through electronic games that allow visitors to ex for themselves. Programs interpret various types of riods in Floridas angling history. For more infor mation, visit the Museum of Florida History website at museumoffloridahis or call (850) 245-6400. The schedule of events is shown below.


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MARCH 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Pea Ridge Road in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD Bristol Dental Clinic Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole grain buttered toast and juice or choice of milk. MENUS SPONSORED BY: LIBERTY Mar. 5 March 11 CALHOUN GAINESVILLE Students ages 12-17 looking for scholarship hours, a great resume builder or hands-on experience may now apply for the Florida Museum of Natural Historys summer junior volunteer program. The museum will accept applications through March 28 for its popular program, which provides students the opportunity to work alongside museum staff in a variety of positions, including discovery cart attendant, Discovery Room assistant and camp teacher's assistant. The Florida Museums junior volunteer program is a great way for youth 12 to 17 years old to gain experi ence working with younger children, interacting with the public and working with researchers, as they serve their community and obtain volunteer hours, said Florida Museum volunteer coordinator Amy Hester. Junior volunteer Andrew Brasington, 13, said stu dents should become junior volunteers because it gives them a chance to give back to the community while increasing their own knowledge in a fun way. I have become more knowledgeable about fossils new things and to share what I know with others, Andrew said. All new applicants undergo an interview process April 12-14 and a mandatory orientation June 1. Junior volunteers must be able to commit to two consecutive weeks of service. by calling (352) 273-2056. The Florida Museum of Natural History inspires people to value the biological richness and cultural heritage of our diverse world and make a positive difference in its future. The museum is located at 3215 Hull Road just east of Southwest 34th Street in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museums current temporary exhibit, Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs, explores the history, biology and evolu tion of dogs and their special place in human society. For more information, including directions, parking and ticket Museum of Natural History accepting summer junior volunteer applications The Family Network on Disabilities will hold dent Parenting: Building Resilience In Children". This conference will help parents identify their chil dren's strengths in order to build their sense of wellbeing and optimism. Workshop is set for Thursday, March 13 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center, 17773 N.E. Pear Street in Blountstown from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. (CT). This is for parents of children in preschool and elementary in Gulf, Franklin, Liberty and Calhoun Counties. Please register in ad vance by calling (850) 638-6131, ext. 2260. For more information contact Parent Trainer, Kathy Powell vis email kathyp@ 3190. Parenting workshop set March 13 in Blountstown Its time to try School Breakfast National School Breakfast Week promotes The majority of Americans feel breakfast is moms say that their child does not eat breakfast daily, according to Kelloggs Breakfast in America survey. To garner increased participation in the School Breakfast Program, Liberty County schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week. Slated for March 3-7, National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong celebration aimed at increas ing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents. To culminate this weeklong celebration of school breakfast, Hosford and Tolar schools would like to invite parents to join their student for Breakfast on Friday March 7. Breakfast is served from 8 to 8:30 a.m.and will cost $2.25 for each adult meal. We hope to see you there! The 2014 National School Breakfast Week theme, Take Time for School Breakfast en courages parents to consider the school breakfast program as a time-saving option for those busy mornings. The theme will appear in school caf eterias during National School Breakfast Week, March 3-7. Take Time for School Breakfast was created by port from Kelloggs Foodservice. ness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program eating a good breakfast, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. Scavenger hunt, BBQ dinner and canned food drive commemorate FFA week at Altha School The Altha FFA Chapters celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 18-21. FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural education and hands-on learning, they are preparing for the more natural resources industry. Altha FFA members celebrated National FFA Week by participating in the following activities: Conducted Dress-Up Days to allow all students to get involved Posted Agricultural facts posters around campus Held an FFA Scavenger Hunt for students, teachers and faculty Hosted a BBQ Dinner for all teachers and faculty to show their appreciation for all of their support of Altha FFA Held an Agricultural Reading Day for all El ementary Classes-where FFA members visited their classrooms and read books about agriculture. Every Kindergarten through 4th grade class was visited. Held a Can Food Drive titled, Together We CAN and it was a HUGE success! In just one week, we were able to collect 450 pounds of food items. These items were donated to FCCLA, to as sist with their "Blessings in a Backpack" Program. The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mis sion is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success ABOVE: FFA students organize food collected during their food drive, Together We CAN. In one week they were able to collect 450 pounds of food items donated to FCCLAs Blessings in a Backpack Program. through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agricul ture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. The weekend included a day of service the Meals of Hope program. Heather Yoder of Blountstown was elected committee chair at the leadership conference. Heather participated in on President's Day. Both girls are featured in LEFT, from left: Jason Wetzler, Western Region National FFA Vice President, Rena O'Bryan, Altha SR FFA, Heather Yoder, Blountstown FFA, and Gordon Yoder, Area 1 State Vice President. SCHOOL


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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 Research Hospital. This years goal was exceeded by $1,429.32. RIGHT: Dylan Holcolmb Read the most Coast to Coast The 5th grade students at W.R. Tolar participated in the 3rd annual "Read the Most Coast to Coast" challenge on Friday, Feb. 28! More than 30,000 educators joined together in this nationwide event designed to promote valu able reading practice. The goal was to have students from coast to coast join together in reading AR books and then complete the AR quizzes online after each book was read. The one-day record to beat was 4,409,662 and to strive for FIVE million! The 5th graders chose from a variety of grade level appropriate books and set out to help reach the nationwide goal. Students were able to view and track the progress of online quizzes taken throughout the event, using the Read the Most Coast to Coast live ticker. The nationwide record of 4,409,662 for last year was beat! The total AR quiz count for Read the Most Coast to Coast 2014 was: 4,987,949!! Ms. Ashlie Taylor and Mrs. Janessa Edwards decided to add a little healthy competition to the mix, to ensure that each of their students were read ing for understanding and excelling on each of their quizzes. The competition was to see which of the two classes could make the most 100s on their quizzes within the time given to read and test. The students really got into the compe tition and challenge! Ms. Ashlie Taylors class won the competition with a total of 63 and Mrs. Janessa Ed wards class successfully had a total of 27. Second grade gets a drum lesson from Professor Baldwin Second grade students at BES are studying instruments in music and on Wednesday, Feb. 26, they were all able to play drums. Second Grade teacher Ragina Dan iels invited one of her children's parents to come play the drums for the class. Dwight "The Professor" Baldwin has been teaching percussion to young and old for more than 40 years. He gave the students a lesson in different techniques used to play the drums with the hand or with mallets. First Graders at Blountstown Elementary School are learning about how people and animals work together. On Friday, Sgt. Co people and how the dogs are trained and cared for. at Apalachee Correctional Institute in Sneads. All about animals and people with Sgt. Corey Silcox


MARCH 5, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 We are here for you should the need arise. COMERFORD Vault Memorial Service Open Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday by appt. Closed Sunday Located at 7871 Hwy 90, Sneads PHONE (800) 369-6828 Memorials Mausoleums Burial vaults Markers LUCY MAE ABBOTT BLOUNTSTOWN Lucy Mae Abbott, 89, of Blountstown passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 in Blountstown. She was born May 31, 1924 to the late Acey and Martha Adkins Abbott. She worked in the Blountstown Coin Laundry for over 30 years and she was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Acey and Martha Adkins Abbott; her husband; one daugh ter, Rita Todd; two brothers, William Abbott and Bill Abbott; two sisters, Sara Frances Taylor and Carrie Tucker. Survivors include a son-in-law, Red Todd of Port St. Joe; one brother, Sonny Abbott and his wife, Joanne of Tallahassee; one sister, Ida Silva of Apala chicola; two grandchildren, Mike Todd of Eastpoint and Greg Todd of Port St. Joe; four great-grandchil dren; a special niece, Cristle Taylor of Blountstown; several nieces, nephews and other extended family. Services were held Friday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Glenn Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. LARRY EDWIN WALKER QUINCY Larry Edwin Walker, 73, of Quincy passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at his home while under the care of Covenant Hospice. He was born in Jackson County on an Easter Sunday morning, March 24, 1940. His mother, Mattie Bea Neel Bowman, and his family moved to Chat tahoochee when he was around six years of age and to Quincy around age 10. Most people will remember him as the tall, skinny fellow who played the tuba in the Quincy High School Band. He joined the U.S. Army and served for three years and then served 17 years in the U.S. Air Force until he retired in 1981. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Rita Walker of Quincy; two daughters Catherine Ann Downs of Chattahoochee and Carolyn Sue Walker of Quincy; one sister, Mary Moncrief of Bristol; three grand children, Adrienne Downs and Martha Downs, both of Marianna, and David Downs of Chattahoochee; one niece, Melissa ONeal and her husband, Lee of Bristol; two great-nephews, John and Eric ONeal, both of Bristol. No services are planned at this time. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorialization will be by cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 1921 Capital Circle NE, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of arrangements. DOROTHY A. STEWART ALTHA Dorothy A. Stewart, 86, of Altha, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Blountstown. She was born on March 23, 1927 in Ada, AR and lived in Altha for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Hill Pentecostal Holi ness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Tilley and Edith Minnick Tilley; one son, Dennis Thomas Stewart; one brother, James Lonnie Barnes; two sisters, Eunier Tilley and Norene Patterson. Survivors include her husband, Duvard D. Stewart of Altha; three sons, Duvard Dudley Stewart, Jr. and John Martin Stewart, both of Altha and James William Stewart and Marlene of Bradford, AR; four daughters, Mary Irene (Pet) Jones of Desha, AR, Vola Horton of Altha, Beth Ramsey of Big Flat, AR and Dorothy Christine Wammack and her husband, Tommy of Batesville, AR; three Sisters, Evelyn Monneyhan, Jewell Qualls and Tommie Poff, all of Heber Springs, AR; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church. Services will be held Thursday, March 6 at 1 p.m. (CST) at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church Interment will follow in Red Oak Cemetery in the Red Oak Community near Altha. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. MARILYN TIPTON BLOUNTSTOWN Marilyn Tipton, 61, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Panama City. She was born in Bay County and had lived in Calhoun County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness faith. Survivors include her husband, Larry Tipton of Blountstown; One daughter, Barbara Ann Smith and her husband, Timothy of Sale City, GA; one sister, Carolyn Hawthrone of Port St. Lucy; one grandson, Nathan Hiers; and one granddaughter, Alivia Smith. No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. JAMES COONEY M. SANSOM GREENSBORO James Cooney M. Sansom, 67, of Greensboro, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1946 in Calhoun County, the son of J.W. and Madaline Sansom. He retired from Florida Gas Transmission Company. He ing his small farm. Most of all he loved his family. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Frances Sansom of Greensboro; one son, Ricky Sansom and his wife, Traci of Bristol; one brother Bobby Sansom and his wife, Annie of Chattahoochee; three sisters Alice Mulford and her husband, Duwood of Milton, Shirley Hunt and her husband, Grady and Sandra Al len, all of Greensboro; two grandchildren, Tyler and Hannah Sansom, both of Bristol; a nephew/son Wesley Sansom of Bristol; a close niece, Phyllis McPhaul of Bristol; many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Sansom; two brothers, Julian Sansom and Wesley Huck Sansom. Family will receive friends at Americare Funeral Home, 20 S. Duval Street, Quincy, FL, Wednesday, March 5 from 5-7 p.m. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Sycamore Cemetery in Greensboro. Interment will follow. Americare Funeral and Cremation in Quincy is assisting the family with their arrangements. Charles McClellan Funeral Home Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351 Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994 A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On! Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory OBITUARIES Covenant Hospice seeks artists for 9th annual Garden Gala event MARIANNA Covenant Hospice will host the 9th Annual Garden Gala from 6 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the National Guard Armory, located Highway 90 West in Marianna. The Garden Gala Committee is cur rently seeking artists to paint wooden swings, Adirondack chairs, benches, pots that will be auctioned at the event. The Garden Gala is our signature fundraising event of the year. Pro to the mission of Covenant Hospice in Calhoun, Jackson, Holmes and Washington Counties, said Jennifer Covenant Hospice. To become a Garden Gala artist, 209-8008, or via email jennifer.grif At Covenant Hospice, we believe that everyone deserves quality endof-life care regardless of their abil ity to pay. We also believe there are certain programs that are essential to providing excellent care not only for the patients but also their loved ones. These programs include bereave ment services, chaplain services and childrens support services. And lastly, for the 771 uninsured or under-insured patients Covenant Hospice cared for last year, we pro vided services costing $1.5 million. We were there when they needed us the most. Because these programs are not reimbursed by Medicare or other private insurance sources, we rely on donations, grants, memorials, contri butions and fundraisers. Covenant Hospice is a not-forSpring Farm Day at Dothans Landmark Park March 15 DOTHAN, AL Landmark Park will offer visi tors a glimpse into what rural life was like over a century ago during Spring Farm Day on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The days activities will include demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and crafts like plowing with mules and horses, blacksmithing, and more. Vol unteers will quilt, sew, cook on a wood stove and on the open hearth, wash clothes and make soap. Other activities include music, a quilt display and childrens activities. Live music will take place throughout the day. The Gazebo stage will feature bluegrass music, including performances by Pure and Simple, Mid way Connection and Prescotts Still. The Opry stage will also host live music by the ronica Jackson. A crowd favorite will be the annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention in the Stokes Activity Barn. The Landmark Dulcimer Club will perform folk tunes in the Waddell House. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citi zens and active military, $4 for children, and free for children ages 2 and under. Park members are admitted free. Sponsors for Spring Farm Day in clude WDHN, WOOF Radio, Durden Outdoor, Hardees, Houston County Farmers Federation, Wiregrass Electric, and ServisFirst Bank. For in formation on becoming a food vendor, an arts and crafts vendor, competing in the Fiddling Compe tition and demonstrating plowing with draft ani mals, visit or call (334) 794-3452. Note of Thanks We would like to thank everyone for the prayers,


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2014 Benjamin Jones & Apostle G.B. Sheard Music, laughter, and prayers were shared by the many who gathered at the W.T. Neal Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 28 to commemorate Black History Month. Speak ers, including members of the clergy and law enforcement, were invited to share their pride in their heritage. Entertainment was provided by many including the attendance included Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel, BPD Chief Mark Mallory, Judge Kevin Grover and wife, Shalene, Altha Mayor Wes Johnston and Calhoun County Proper ty Appraiser Terry Stone. The semi-formal effect capped off several weeks of events including a scholarship pageant, fashion show, band concert, parades and history festival. BELOW RIGHT: Wes Johnston greets Cornelius Davis, Detroit Chapter Tuskegee Airman. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS A young man smiles as he enjoys the music and dancing. TAX FRAUD continued from page 2 Judge Robert L. Hinkle on April 29, 2014. Rose Vernet, a co-conspirator who helped cash some of the refund checks produced by this fraudulent scheme, received a term of probation and was ordered to pay $20,714.45 in restitution on November 14, 2013. February 4, 2014: Ashley Assgill Glover, 28, of Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property, one count of possession of unauthorized devices, and one count of aggravated Police Department, Glover was found with the PII of more than 800 victims and debit cards loaded with tax refunds linked to fraudulent tax returns. Glover was stopped two more times in the following eight months by various state and local law enforcement agencies, each time in the possession of the PII of hundreds of tax returns using that PII, which claim approximately $369,848 in fraudulent tax refunds. Glover is scheduled E. Walker on April 18, 2014. February 11, 2014: Ricardo Jean-Louis, 24, of North Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty to theft of government funds, unlawful use of an access device, and aggravated identity theft. Between January and February 2012, Jean-Louis obtained six pre-paid debit cards that had been loaded with fraudulently obtained and retailers to obtain more than $10,000 in cash and District court Judge Robert L. Hinkle on May 2, 2014 at 9 a.m. February 14, 2014: Robert L. Hinkle sentenced William Geri Eaton, 60, to 27 months in prison for tax evasion and making false statements in a matter involving a health care 2011, Eaton willfully evaded payment of more than $650,000 in federal income taxes by concealing the nature, location, and extent of his assets, by making false and misleading statements and material omissions and by opening a bank account using a false social security number. Eaton also admitted making false statements and submitting false documents in a matter GAINESVILLE: February 13, 2014: Ricardo Jacinto Rodriguez, of unauthorized access devices, and aggravated identity theft. Rodriguez admitted to providing PII of more than 100 patients from the Veterans Administration, where he worked as a volunteer, to his co-defendant, Andropolis Mitchell, who already pleaded guilty to investigation determined that an estimated 65 false more than $550,000, of which the defendants received approximately $212,000. Rodriguez is scheduled to be Judge Mark E. Walker. federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, and Northern District of Florida. LACK HISTORY MONTH B ANQUET This little one is ready to dance. A tiny musician.


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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2014 "A couple of the nurses saw me come in. I told them what was happening. They immediately put me in a wheelchair, took me to the back and moved me to a bed," he said. Next, an IV was put in his hand and he was chatting away with the phlebotomist. Watching his own blood being drawn makes him woozy, so Jordan looked away. "Twenty seconds later, I felt like I was going to pass out," he said. "The next thing I know, I wake up in a different room, on a bed, and everybody's working on me." He looked up to see his physician, Dr. Jerry Skipper and told him, "Skip, this is normal. I pass out when I get blood drawn." That's not what happened, the doctor told him. His heart stopped and they had to shock him to bring him back. He told him he was about to be transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by medical helicopter. 'YOU QUIT MOVING' A hospital staff member later told him that as he was having blood drawn, "All of a sudden, you quit moving." He learned that a blood clot had entered his chest and stopped his heart. "As I passed out, Dr. Skip entered the room," he said. The nurse had just hooked him up to a heart monitor and left the room to turn it on. They immediately started CPR. "They me but nothing happened." His heart was still. "They shocked me a second time and then I came out it," he said. "They did CPR for four minutes," he said. "Without the actions of the staff at the hospital, I'd be dead." Remarkably, there was no permanent damage to his heart. "I've been put on medication to ensure it doesn't happen again," he said. "The doctors in Tallahassee did every test imaginable and wrong with my heart. They did find a tiny piece of a blood clot." He was back at work a week and a half later. "Honestly, I feel like nothing ever happened." A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE He wanted to share his experience, pointing out that small hospital staffs are often taken for granted because much of their work involves preparing patients to send on to larger facilities for treatment. "That place isn't just a band aid station," he stressed. "They can save your life there. They know what they're doing." What they did was "amazing," he said, describing how "they reacted and the way they stepped up for me." He said he hopes the rest of the community will realize what a treasure they have in Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, just like he, his wife, Wendy and his 16-year-old stepdaughter do. "I want the public to know this community is a great place to live," he said. Jordan, who is from Lake Butler, has worked And thanks to the staff at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, he has the opportunity to continue on in the job he loves in the place he has come to call home. DEPUTY SAVED continued from the front page On Feb. 25 Chief Mark Mallory and Fire Chief Ben Hall presented the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital staff Jordan would not be with us today if it were not for the staff of the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Our They hooked me up to the They did CPR for four DEPUTY NATE JORDAN Chipola Business students are second in world-wide competition MARIANNA Chipola College Business Majors are currently competing in The Business Strategy Game (BSG), a world-wide busi ness simulation competition. Chipolas "I Got Sole" team of Justin Terry, Mark Shuler and Kaitlyn Pope, is currently second globally in their overall score. They are in competition with 2,440 classes in 429 schools from 37 countries. The Chipola team is oper ating a shoe manufacturing corporation that has been in existence for 10 years. They run in it for an additional 10year period with their perfor mance scored on: ROI (return on investment), ROE (return on equity), stock price, credit rating and image rating. Teams are giv en a cumulative overall score and are ranked each week according to their scores compared to other teams around the world. BSG teams make their own decisions based on the lessons covered in Chi pola instructor Dorothy Days Strategic Manage ment class. Using sound strategy options and objec tives, their goal is to create a sustainable, competitive advantage over the course of the 10-week period that simulates 10 years for the company. Over the last 12 months, The Business Strategy Game has been used by 50,209 students in 2,880 classes at 576 college and university locations in 52 different countries. TALKIN TURKEY Hopefully, youve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, cause spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means its time to talk spring turkey hunting season the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season. This Youth Spring Turkey Hunt occurs on private lands and on 78 of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) wildlife management areas (WMAs). South of State Road 70 this year, that weekend was Feb. 22-23. In the rest of the state, that weekend falls on March 8-9. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. On private land, no license or permit is required of the youth or supervising adult, unless the adult plans to help call-in the bird or otherwise participate in the hunt. In that case, he or she will need a hunting license and turkey permit. Forty-nine of the 78 participating WMAs require a youth spring turkey quota permit, and if the adult super visor is going to attempt to call in a bird on any of the 78 WMAs, he or she also will need a management area permit in addition to a hunting license and turkey permit. But, keep in mind that adults are not allowed to do the shooting; only the kids may harvest a bird. are restricted to shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns only, using shot no larger than No. 2. All legal bows and crossbows (on most areas) can also be used, but all spring turkey hunts on WMAs. This rule does not apply, however, to private property, bow or pistol can be used to take turkeys. One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey. The Osceola lives only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in the world, making it extremely popular with out-of-state hunters. Theyre similar to the eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tend to be a bit smaller and typically are darker with less white The National Wild Turkey Federation and the FWC recognize any wild turkey harvested within or south of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are found north and west of these counties and into the Panhandle. For us adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey 1 April 6. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 15 April 20. In Holmes County, the season runs March 15-30. Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag limit is one. The season and posses sion limit on turkeys is two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one. Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, but on WMAs, you must quit hunting at 1 p.m. To participate in spring turkey hunting, youll need a Florida hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of Floridas many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit. All of these licenses and permits are available at FLORIDA (486-8356), or online at License.MyFWC. com. And if you didnt put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, dont worry; several WMAs dont require them. Visit and click on Where to spring turkey hunt without a quota permit to see a list of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys. Tony Young and his wife, Katie, have a turkey hunting trip planned in South Florida with old friends, and they are really looking forward to going after an Osceola for their Outta the Woods


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LCHS JROTC Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2014 Bulldog Baseball kicks off district games Entering last week, the Liberty County Bulldog Varsity Baseball team was without a win on this early season. The Bulldogs had lost several close games but had yet to break into the win column. With two District games against Franklin and Port St. Joe, the Bulldogs needed to step up to get a good start on their District schedule. Liberty traveled to Franklin County Tuesday and got things started early in a 5-0 win. The Bulldogs scored Jacobs singled, followed by a Micah McCaskill walk. An error scored Ja cobs and an RBI double by Monroe The Bulldogs added a run in the third when the Frankiln County short stop mishandled a ground ball off the bat of Alex Gonzalez which scored McCaskill, who had singled to open the third inning. The score remained doubled with bases loaded to score Gonzalez and Noah Davis, extending the Bulldogs lead to 5-0. on the mound, pitching a complete game shutout, while recording 13 stikeouts. Micah McCaskill led the team offensively going 2 for 2 with a double, scoring two runs and an RBI. On Thursday, the Bulldogs came home to take on the Port St. Joe Sharks. The game was scoreless until the bot and Chris Lynn singled to lead off to score Lynn giving the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead going into the fourth inning. The Sharks answered immediately with two runs of their own in the top half of the fourth. They added another The Bulldogs responded with three the inning. After an out, the Bulldogs Caskill, Garret Swier, and Monroe Bulldogs added a much needed insur drew another walk, was bunted over by Chris Lynn and scored on an RBI single by Jacobs. In the top of the seventh the Sharks and put a scare in Bulldog fans. St. Joe opened the inning with a hard hit that was misplayed for a three base error. Three back-to-back hits and a throwing error gave the Sharks two runs. With the bases loaded, no outs and the Bulldogs clinging to a 6-5 lead, Noah Davis entered in relief and forced the Sharks into three ground outs that ended the Sharks scoring threat and sealed the win for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were led offensively by Micah McCaskill who went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Micah McCaskill pitched six innings and had eight strikeouts. Noah Davis earned the save with his gutsy effort on the mound in the seventh inning. This week the Bulldogs were sched uled to host West Gadsden Tuesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. and travel to South Walton on Thursday, March 6 for a critical district game starting at 6 p.m. TOP LEFT: The coach talks to his team. TOP RIGHT: Brody Holland tracks the ball and prepares to make the catch. ABOVE Jacobs pitched a complete shutout in the Franklin County game, which ended with a 5-0 win for Liberty County. has now completed their eighth of ten "postal" shooting competitions against other Area 11 (western Florida) high school Army JROTC shooting teams. A "postal" competition is where each school shoots their prone, standing, and kneeling targets at their home shooting range and then mail the targets to the Area 11 shoot ing coordinator. 149 points and 309 points over the 3rd place Chipley School has 3,040 points. Only two postal competi tions remain before the Area 11 Shoulder to Shoulder Competition occurs. River Battalion shooters are Cadet Santiago Trejo points. The third place shooter is Zach Kern (Cadet place and the top female shooter is Dawson Reeder Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bob Quint, the River Battalion Senior Army Instructor and Coach of the Air der to Shoulder Shooting Competition at the Liberty County Shooting Range on Friday, April 4. The top two shooting teams at that Shooting Competition will STANDING from left: Cadets Santiago Trejo, Zach Kern, Matt Nielens, Jonathan Hall, Angel Banks, Kaitlin Lynn, Savannah Taylor, and Greg Sewell. KNEELING : LTC (Retired) Bob Quint, JROTC Senior Army Instructor LCHS BASEBALL qualify to attend the State Shooting Competition in Cape Coral on Saturday, April 26. Team Captain and top shooter said, "I'm really looking forward to the Area 11 Shoulder to Shoulder Shooting Match where we can prove again that we are the best shooting team in Area 11 like we did last year. I am state competition where we will do very well again." Team I have ever coached. I am very proud of all of the Area 11 Shoulder to Shoulder Match. I am even Level Shooting Match in Cape Coral, where we will do extremely well."