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J OURNAL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax W ednesday September 17, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 38 Rick & Cindy Chancy, who are co-own ers of the Ace Hardware in Woodville, have purchased the old Strickland Ace Hardware building on SR 20 in Bristol and are in the process of refurbishing it. The new business will include not only Ace Hardware products but a lumber yard and Purina Food Center. They plan to be open sometime in mid-November. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Altha Town Clerk out of a job after special council meeting Monday New owners to open Ace Hardware in Bristol Sheriff's Log, Arrest Reports & Scam Alerts.....2 Community Calendar...3 Fundraisers planned...4 Read about Gadsden Countys mule trader.........4 Birthdays and Library Arts Series ...................5 BHS Class of reunion...7 Poker Run......18 Outdoors Down South........9 Obituaries........13 Blountstown Tiger Tristen Burke (#4) carries a Gracev See story on page 10. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch asks for $2.5 million budget Commission votes to give sheriff $1,643,074 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Altha woman was transported by emergency helicopter to Bay Medical Center in Panama City after she was critically injured in a car accident in Jackson County Monday morning. Grover, 72. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Grover was northbound on SR 73 around 8 a.m. in a 1986 Oldsmobile when she drove off the road and onto the east shoulder. The car then traveled 870 feet before crossing the road and entering the west shoulder, where it struck a culvert at Topelo Drive. The impact caused the car to vault some 100 feet before landing and overturning, coming to rest upsidedown on the west shoulder. Altha woman, 72, in critical condition after single-vehicle accident by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Telogia man is facing charges after deputies their home on Thursday. She stated that her boyfriend, Darrell Burke Sr., 49, pushed her daughter, who is 18 weeks pregnant. EMS was called to the scene to check on the victim, who said she was experiencing pain on her right side and the lower part of her back. The woman said she was injured when Burke grabbed the back of her neck and shirt and tried to push her down the stairs. She said her side and stomach area hit the hand rail. The arrest report noted that Burke had been drinking and smelled strongly of alcohol. The altercation came during an argument between the victims mother and Burke, who wanted to use her vehicle. Witnesses corroborated the victims account of events. Burke was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. Telogia man charged with battery on pregnant victim by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Smith, 44, is out of a job. The town council voted 3-1 to make some big changes to the position during a special meeting held at 8 a.m. Monday. Smith, who would have marked her seventh year on the job next month, said she was told she could reapply for her old job at a lower salary and less hours. newly appointed chairman, Michael Pappas, 60. He said it became clear that the duties the clerk had was more than one person could handle. Pappas, who moved to Altha this past December and stepped down at last weeks regular meeting but stayed on as a council member. Council member Martha Glory voted against the Alday, Shane Eagleston and Joe Amason approved the chairmans recommendation to create a clerks position at $8 an hour and bring on a part time bookkeeper at around $20 an hour. Following the meeting, Smith handed Mayor Wes Johnston her key to the town hall and walked out. She said the council will meet again Thursday morning and PURCHASE ORDERS $100,000 in the reserve and replacement fund. Now to where the two $20,000 CDs in the bank had to be said. Any purchase order over $500 is supposed to be approved by the council but thats not the way things invoices and asking them wheres the money, wheres See ALTHA TOWN CLERK continued on page 16 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor didnt agree. He went back to the drawing board and made some cuts, revising his Commission Chairman Jim Johnson. Early in the commissions Sept. 8 budget hearing, the board voted to set 10 mills. Then the board spent most of the meeting discussing whether to fund the They didnt take a vote that night on the millage but did trim $218,017 from the sheriffs budget. Commissioner Dexter Barber urged the board to minimize the cuts by going with 6.5 mills, giving the sheriff an annual budget of $1,643,074. That total includes $320,000 from other funding from victims advocate and drug investigation grants. Commissioner Davis Stoutamire was adamant that they should not go over 6 mills, which drops the budget to $1,400,859, including the extra funding sources. Two days later, the board called an emergency meeting for 6:30 p.m. last Wednesday and voted 4-1 to give the sheriff 6.5 mills. Again, Stoutamire voted against it, Branch said he could not support the lower millage. they vote for 6.5 mills. But Branch made it clear the board much cooperation out of the sheriffs The sheriff said the commission has some of them are retaliating against The sheriff, who won election in summer and charged with official misconduct after he reportedly released a man who had been arrested for carrying a concealed firearm. removed or destroyed arrest reports to make it appear the arrest had never happened. Finch went to trial in late October 2013. After only an hour of deliberation, found him not guilty. He won, but his defense was an expensive one totaling $166,000. He is suing the county for his legal fees. A scheduled next month. Finch said the board has criticized him for employing out-of-county staff, See continued on page 11


CALHOUN COUNTY Sept. 10 CCSO Sept. 11 CCSO BPD Sept. 14 CCSO CCSO LIBERTY COUNTY Sept. 9 LCSO Sept. 10 LCSO GCSO GCSO GCSO GCSO LCSO LCSO Sept. 11 LCSO Sept. 12 LCSO LCSO LCSO LCSO Sept. 13 LCSO Sept. 15 Page 2 SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks SHERIFFS LOG "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" C ITY T IRE C O. GOODYEAR DUNLOP BFG & More ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Affordable Towing of Calhoun County 17310 NW 11th Street BLOUNTSTOWN PHONE 674-3030 24 David K. Morris SALES CONSULTANT 229.248.0153 888.248.0153 229.248.0263 cell ...... 850.933.4391 DEAN 1305 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39817 Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Inc. LLC Corletts ROOFING LIC# RC29027434 FREE ESTIMA TES ( 850 ) 643-7062 Call Michael PENSACOLA Consumers in northwest Florida are receiving phone calls from scammers pretend ing to work for the IRS Technical Crimes Department. These IRS im personators are calling their targets, and claiming the consumers physi cal address is under investigation and a warrant is out for their arrest. The scammers behind the calls use various scare tactics and seek to get consumers account information, or a money wire. In order to convince people that they are real IRS agents, the scammers use several tricks including a program to make the IRSs toll-free number appear on the call er ID, call center background noise, and false agent badge numbers. If the target is not already convinced, several callers are able to report the last four digits of the persons Social Security number. And this complex scam goes even further. Those who hang up on the caller may receive another call soon after from a scam Follow these tips in order to protect your self from this IRS scam and others like it: Beware of any call er claiming to be from the IRS or any government agency and demanding money. The IRS announced that it would never ask for payments by wire transfer or a prepaid card and it will typically alert taxpayers of un paid taxes via the mail, not a phone call. In general, never give anyone money or credit card information over the phone, especially when they are contacting you. Always verify the legitimacy of a caller by hang ing up, looking up a known number for that agency and calling there to verify the claim. Never trust callers who use threats and hostility to bully their targets into doing what they want. This is a tactic many scammers use. Be skeptical of what a caller claims he or she can do if you refuse to meet their demand. An IRS agent will not get the police involved just because you owe taxes. IRS phone scam threatens northwest Florida consumers There is a group of people out of Miami, FL calling Florida Pub lic Utilities customers, stating they have been hired by Florida Public Utilities to collect unpaid utility bills from their customers because they were billed incorrectly. They are telling the customer they have 5 days to pay their utility bill be fore their services are disconnected. They instruct you to go to your local Dollar Store and purchase a Green Dot debit card, also known as instant cash card, and the amount of money to put on the card. You are then in structed to call them back once you have completed those steps and read them the numbers off the green dot card and within 30 seconds the mon ey will be credited to your account and will also receive a discount for paying the bill promptly. I, Chief Baggett,contacted Florida Public Utilities and they advise they have not hired any company to col lect monies on their behalf. Should you receive a call from a similar type request, please do not provide them with any information. You may call Florida Public Utili ties at 1-800-427-7712 if you have any questions about your bill. You also need to alert your local Law En forcement. SCAM ALERTS A Blountstown Police Officer responding to a call about a possible drunk driver last Thursday arrived at the North Pear Texaco in time to see the suspect drive away and pull onto the road without yielding, causing oncoming avoid a collision. Officer Anthony Golden turned on his emergency lights as he pulled in behind the two-door Dodge, going on to Kelly Street. The car pulled into a driveway and the man Lindsey, 47, of Blountstown, stepped out. Lindsey had a severe black eye and had a large bandage on his head. Goldens reported noted that Lindsey smelled strongly of alcohol. few beers and was on medication for a number of medical issues, having been recently discharged from Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted for After showing his scarred knees and indicating he had recently had knee Lindsey was not able to take a field sobriety test. He was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving. He was also issued citations for driving with an expired tag and no proof of insurance, as well as given a verbal warning for failure to yield Man charged with reckless driving after pulling out An inmate tasked with taking cardboard out to the recycling bin at the Calhoun County Jail Friday didnt come back empty-handed. A supervisor noticed that when Tracey Stacey went outside, he grabbed something from the bin and tuck it into his waistband before returning. Stacey, 46, of Blountstown, was questioned when he entered the jail and handed over a styrofoam cup that held a can of Grizzly Snuff and a pack of He was charged with introducing contraband into a jail facility. Calhoun Co. inmate charged A 33-year-old Clarksville man was charged with attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and violation of state probation after investigators asked him to allow them inside to search his home Thursday. Christian Smith of the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office went to the home of Charlie McClendon after receiving information he was making methamphetamine. McClendon gave the two men consent to search his home. After a woman emerged from the bathroom, the two went in to search it and found a plastic soft drink bottle under the sink which held a bi-layer liquid. During a search of the kitchen, a pill grinder with a white powdery residue, a plastic funnel, and eye dropped containing muriatic acid, a homemade pipe and a Coleman camp fuel all tools used in the production of methamphetamine were found. The woman, who was not charged, told investigators she grabbed the bottle and ran to the bathroom to pour it out when she heard them knock. She also admitted that she had purchased pseudoephedrine pills for McClendon a couple of weeks earlier for him to make meth in the kitchen. Clarksville man arrested on methamphetamine charges


SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 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 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! 5,237 Wednesday, Sept. 17 BIRTHDAYS Barbara Davis, Carlos Rainwater, Delores Davis & Jana Hendry BIRTHDAYS Tim Revell, James Butler, Timmy Kitchen and Delynda Bailey BIRTHDAYS James Flowers and Stacy Batson BIRTHDAYS Gwen Cumbaa, Linda Blair, Sonya Capps & Stephen Foster BIRTHDAYS Cayla Eikeland Greg Solomon and Al Lawson BIRTHDAYS Sharon Austin, Melissa OBryan, BIRTHDAYS Vicki Woodward, Marc Tomlinson, Paul Lampkin, Amy Alderman & Jared Roberts Thursday Sept. 18 MEETINGS Wednesday, Sept. 17 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Thursday, Sept. 18 Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m. (CT), Fire House. Phone (850) 762-4388. Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m. (CT), Calhoun Liberty Hospital. Phone (850) 386-2778, ext. 102. American Legion Hall Bingo night 6-9 p.m. (CT) Saturday, Sept. 20 American Legion Hall Live Band, 8-12 p.m. (CT) in Blountstown. Phone (850) 890-8918 or (850) 447-3639. Altha Flea Market, 8 a.m. (CT) on cor ner of State Road 71 and Broad Street. Phone (850) 762-3280. Monday, Sept. 22 9 a.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center. Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. 6:30 p.m. (ET), Voting house in Rock Bluff. Phone (850) 643-2799. 6 p.m. (CT), Altha Community Cen ter. Phone (850) 674-1363. 7 p.m. (CT), Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Phone (850) 643-4068. Tuesday, Sept. 23 Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 p.m. (CT), First United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. Marianna (behind Marianna 7 p.m. (ET), Apalachee Restaurant. Phone (850) 570-0222. 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. Phone (850) 574-8610. p.m. (ET), Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. UPCOMING EVENTS CCSO lunch. Peanut Boil at the Panhan dle Pioneer Settlement. GOAT DAY at Sam Atkins Park. **JV FOOTBALL** LCHS at BHS 7 p.m. (ET) Friday, Sept. 19 Pancake Breakfast &Yard Sale Blountstown Eastern Star Chapter 179 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) Saturday, Sept. 20 Altha Rec Park Registration, 7 a.m. Adult Mud Run, 8 a.m. Buddy Smiths Annual Bluegrass Gospel Concert at former BHS auditorium, 6:30 p.m. (CT) Sunday, Sept. 21 Monday, Sept. 22 Lucretia Porter, Erma OBryan, Jamie Shiver, Shaula Jerkins, Jamie Lynn Chason and Rhonda Pumphrey Tuesday, Sept. 23 Wildflower alert Agalinis False Foxglove by Eleanor Dietrich, 2nd annual Bras Across the Bridge set for next month Bras Across the Bridge is coming back to Calhoun and Liberty County. The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun and Liberty Counties is using this great visual effect to raise awareness of Breast Cancer during the month of October. In honor of your loved ones please consider do nating bras that we can drape across the Apalachicola Bridge. Donation boxes will be placed at the following locations: partments icine merce Union Bras will be collected through Fri day, Oct. 10. For every bra you drop off at the Health Department you will enter a chance for a drawing to win an iPod Nano. (850) 643-2415 for more information. The Liberty County School Board (LCSB) will be holding a joint meet ing with the Liberty County Com mission on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Liberty County Courthouse at 6 p.m. cerns on roads in the Apalachicola National Forest. This meeting is for discussion only and no action will be taken by the LCSB. Safety concerns topic of discussion at LCSB meeting Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management Apalachicola Regional Steward ship Alliance and Floridas Forest Stewardship Program will present a Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration and Management Workshop on Wednes day, Oct. 8 from 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. (ET) at The Nature Conservancys Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Pre serve located at 10394 NW Longleaf Drive in Bristol. Longleaf pine has many favorable characteristics for landowners with long-term, multiple-use land manage ment objectives. Longleaf pine yields a large pro portion of high value solid wood sistant to many insects and diseases. Longleaf pine forests provide ideal habitat for a diverse array of plants and animals. The goal of the workshop is to edu cate private landowners about long leaf pine habitat management, resto ration efforts and available technical and cost-share assistance. Cost is $5 and includes lunch and materials. Register by calling the (850) 674-8323. Space is limited so please register soon.


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Planning Committee to meet Monday, Oct. 20 th 2014 The Liberty County LMS Planning Committee/Work Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 20 at the Liberty The County encourages any interested citizens and busi ness owners to attend and provide input. The Committee guides the preparation of the Liberty County LMS, which serves as a plan to reduce the communitys long-term risk for protecting people and property from the affects of natural disasters and to build a safer and stronger community. Please contact the Liberty County Emergency Manage ment at: (850) 643-2339 for more information. FREE Estimates! ***Locally Owned Mike Moody, Owner: (850) 258-2923 Garret Moody: (850) 703-9293 Shop: (850) 638-8999 Lic. # RC29027509 Poplar Head Baptist Church will be hosting the Run for Andy Nichols 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 11. There will be a 5K run/walk and a 1 Mile Fun Run beginning at the Train Depot in Blountstown. Registration will be from 7 7:45 a.m. (CT). Cost for the 5K is $20 in advance, $25 on-site and cost for the Mile is $15. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Immediately following the 5K, we will start the 1 Mile Fun Run. For more information, to pre-reg ister, or make a donation, go to registration form at White's AC in Blountstown. You can also email If you would like to sponsor the 5K or order a t-shirt for $15 to show your support, contact Tiffany Nichols at (850) 643-8692, email, or call Clint White at (850) 6438584. Run for Andy Nichols 5K set for Oct. 11 at Blountstown Depot been diagnosed with lung cancer, will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at Hidden Creek Mobile Home Park, located at 19339 SW Hidden Creek Road in Blountstown. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy water, hamburgers, sausage, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows and a live band. For more information contact Dawn Widner at (850) 674-3385. Gadsden Countys Mule Trader to be topic of Historical Society meeting planned for Sept. 28 torical Society will meet Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Patricia Fletcher Vice Meeting Fa kin, well-known area cattleman, tobacco farmer, and devoted church worker, who died Jan. 30, 1991. Most of all, Ford was known tobacco growing areas in southern Decatur trader. This was a profession he began in his early adult life and it was interrupted when he served commander in the 753rd Tank Battalion, U.S. Army. Ford saw action in Sicily, Italy, France, Fords talents included that of being able by only describing over the telephone what he was looking for. Many times the mules were miles apart, but when he took delivery of them, they made the exact match he wanted. During the early years of the annual Mule Day Festival in Calvary, Ford won many trophies for the prettiest mule and the best matched pair. He was often times asked to serve as a contest judge, but always declined because he enjoyed entering his mules in the contests. 30 years on their Seldom Rest Farm in the Ju Upon retirement in the early 1980s, they sold the farm and moved back to Quincy to their 5 years after their marriage in 1947. Among his nieces and nephews are Carolyn Mark your calendar now to join Fords fam have an opportunity to share memories of him. Various photos and personal items as well as his Mule Day trophies will be on display. If you have any items you would like to share, looks forward to seeing you. For further information, contact the West, (850) 442-6434, or P.O. Drawer FUNDRAISERS FUSION CHURCH game? The Fusion Church the Dark 5th Quarter Friday, Sept. 19 after the football game until midnight for ages 6 12th grade only. There will be pizza, drinks, glow in the dark volleyball, games, dance off, glow in the dark bowling, door prizes, ka raoke and much more! If students are under the age of 16 they must be signed in and out by and adult. The church is located at 10922 NW State Road 20 in Bristol. For more information please contact Deanna at (850) 447-1366. GLORY HILL HOLI NESS CHURCH Holiness Church will host a at 7 p.m. featuring Vessels of attend. Hwy 73. For more information call (850) 762-8301. PAGE POND ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH Please join us at Page Pond Assem with Big Mo! Big Mo is a former Dove Award nominee, Songwriter of the Year, Solo ist of the Year, and Musician of the Year. Revival services will begin on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 10:45 a.m (CT), and Sunday night at 5:30 p.m., with evening servic es through Wednesday, Sept. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m nightly. Pastors Dr. Charlie and Suzy Fowler and congregation wel come you! The church is located at miles west of Altha. For more information call (850) 7628406. NEWS FROM THE PEWS


SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 The Oaks Restaurant THE OAK STATION SHOPPING CENTER Jumbo Shrimp 850-526-1114 4727 Hwy 90 E., Marianna Delicious Southern Home Cooking FULL MENU AVAILABLE Angus Beef with Gigi Graham daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Billy Graham 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 Join us at the First Baptist Church of Blountstown Fellowship Hall $10 per person For more information or to register call FBC at (850) 674-5923. There will also be The deadline for registration is Oct. 6. a childrens event for women who have children through 5th grade who wish to attend. LADIES Real Life Conference Luncheon The sons of... Virgil & Fran Mayo Invite you to a reception in honor of their 90 th birthdays and 65 th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 2 5 p.m. CT The Old Log Cabin Clubhouse PANHANDLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Road Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown, FL Please, NO GIFTS! CAR WASH We Detail! QUICK SHINE (850) 643-2100 BEST PLACE, BEST PRICES! Cars ......................... $ 29.95 & UP Trucks & SUVs ... $ 39.95 & UP Give a GIFT CERTIFICATE ONETA LARKINS Oneta Larkins cele brated her 92nd birth day with her family at her home in Bristol. She was born on Sept. 2, 1922. She enjoys talking on the phone, watching T.V., visiting with her family and ing. We are having a 90th Birthday Cel ebration for Duvard D.D.Stewart at Sam Atkins Park in Blount stown on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. (CT). JAYCEE ARYIAH KINSEY Jaycee Aryiah Kinsey birthday on Sept. 23. She is the daughter of Brian and Jackie Kinsey of Bristol. Her grandparents are Terry Armstrong and Lisa Armstrong of Bristol, and Diane Kinsey of Bristol. Her great grandmother is Faye Jerkins of Bristol. Jay cee loves to watch the Disney Channel, ride her four wheeler, play with her niece Aubrey Miller and she loves FSU. TOREN FAITH KINSEY Toren Faith Kinsey cel day on Sept. 5. She is the daughter of Brian and Jackie Kinsey of Bristol. Her grandpar ents are Terry Arm strong and Lisa Arm strong of Bristol, and Diane Kinsey of Bristol. Her great grandmother is Faye Jerkins of Bris tol. Toren loves play ing with her sister and niece Aubrey Miller and going shopping with her Aunt T.T, and, like her sister, she loves FSU. JORDAN ALEXIS LEE Jordan Alexis Lee celebrated her ninth birthday on Sept.16. She is the daughter of Jamie and Jennifer Lee of Blountstown. Her grandparents are Annette Hill, Brian Shiver and James Lee of Blountstown, Fay Brown and Michael Bishop of Blountstown and Jackie and Erica Brown of Grand Ridge. Her great grandpar ents are the late Jean nette and Junior Hill of Blountstown, Minnie Lee and the late James Lee of Blountstown, and Dorothy DeVane and the late Floyd DeV ane of Kinard; Kathleen Pullen and the late Jim Pullen of Grand Ridge. Jordan loves to cheer, ride her go-kart and play with her brother, Jensen, and cousins. Birthdays Bring a covered dish and have a early supper and fellowship with us. The Pioneer Settle ment will have a free peanut boil and music that night so come en joy the afternoon. He is looking for ward to seeing every one as most of his out of state family will be here. For information call (850) 447-3242. 90th birthday celebration for D.D Stew art We love our rivers! You are invited to a program at the Blountstown Public Li brary featuring the Apalachicola and Chi pola Rivers. On Saturday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT the Heritage Room will turn into a spot by the banks of the river so come on down and set your feet in the water with us! Irma Riley/E. Brocke Bradley will River of Dissent set in Blountstown. The book is cleverly written, intertwin ing characters that have concerns about the Apalachicola River dam installation. Irma recalls I guess you could say I grew up being a river rat; even slept once on a frozen Masons Sandbar be cause my brother dared me. Ive watched changes to the land and river and heard man and hunters...and I think often of the people who died on the river...quite a few of them. The impact the Apalachicola River has had on this community cant be measured in value. It just needs to be treasured. A light picnic on the grounds of the Heritage Room will follow after Irmas book sale and signing. Chipola Shanachie will perform dur ing the second half of the evening. The group is made up of family members Joan, Amy and Kathrine Alderman. The word Shanachie is taken from the Scots Gaelic/Old Irish word seanchas meaning the keeper of old lore. It was the duty of these storytellers to memorize the his tory of their region in lyric poetry, which was then recited for the entertainment of the people. In honor of these ancient tra dition bearers, this trio of North Florida natives takes listeners on a musical jour ney through the history and ancestry of the people of Florida. Joan will have one of her original acrylic paintings Baul dree Branchon display. The Aldermans brand new hot off the press CD will be for raid that cookie jar! This exciting family friendly event is free and open to the public. The Heritage Room is reached through the courtyard. Park in the back lot of the library. Art Series this Saturday in Blountstown


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 The United States Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are peo bone citizens -beginning, of course, with the First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money in American election campaigns. But corporations, it turns out, do not have the same responsibilities as do their fellow citizens. Corporations have all the rights and privileges of citizenship. Their copyrights, property and contracts are protected by American courts and law enforce ment. The corporations' leaders, thanks to the work skies, breathe clean air, enjoy national parks and, even more importantly, have their homes and their families defended and kept safe by the U.S. military. And un who put their lives on the line, an American corpora tion can legally -and outrageously -evade paying a single cent in U.S. taxes. All that corporation has to do is renounce its Ameri can citizenship and, through a legalized bait-andswitch technique called corporate inversion, pretend to be bought by a company located in a country, such as Ireland, with a low corporate tax rate. The U.S. corporation's legal headquarters moves on paper, but the company continues to do business as usual in this country, where the nation's public sector will continue to protect and defend that corporate freeloader. All the corporations' leaders and stockholders have to do is shame Just over a half-century ago, a new American president pledged, on be half of the nation he led, to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship." These expatriate corpora of American citizenship and abdicate all the respon sibilities, have rewritten John Kennedy's words: We, the privileged and the powerful, will pay no price; we will bear no burden; we will meet no hardship. This is not about whether U.S. corporate tax rates are higher. They are. But let it be under stood that the effective tax rate tions is not the 35 percent in the federal statute but instead 13 percent. The New York Times reported that tax avoidance has helped push "down the corporate share of the nation's tax receipts -from 30 percent of all federal revenue in the mid-1950s to 6.6 percent in 2009." Apologists for the runaway corporations that re fuse to pay any part of their fair share to support America argue that the entire tax code should be overhauled. But that cannot be done in the next six weeks. Just because we cannot do everything does not mean we cannot do something. Who should pay more to cover the public costs the parasite companies stiffed us on? Doctors? Nurses? Cops? Teachers? Small-business women? paign. If a corporation willing to renounce its Ameri can citizenship for the equivalent of 30 pieces of silver while sponging off working American families does not outrage us, then our moral compass is broken. WASHINGTON Much is on the line when voters in Scotland cast their ballots Thursday on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. For months, polls showed the Yes movement lagging far behind, but it began to change, slowly pendence that brought British leaders David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg all rushing to Scotland to shore up support for unity. Their collective efforts may have had some impact as the latest poll shows unity back in the lead, but emotions are volatile on both sides, and the numbers are too close to give either side comfort. And, by all accounts, these leaders are late to the party. Most of the analysis centers on what indepen dence would mean for Scottish currency. Would Scots still be able to use the British pound? And what if they joined the European Union as an in dependent state, would they have to give up the pound? The EU has a rule that all new member nations must adopt the Euro. These are important and relevant questions, but they dont go to the heart of the matter, which stems from 300 years of history, and is more cul tural than economic. Beginning in 1603 Scottish monarchs ruled in London, but that ended in 1710 when Queen Anne died childless and the crown was offered to George of Hanover. True, he was king of England, but he spoke only German, and his son, George II, defeated the Scots at Culloden the Queen that the English do, despite the fact that the royals don the kilt and vacation at Balmoral Castle and despite the fact that both Prince Wil liam, heir to the throne, and his wife, Kate, gradu ated from the University of St. Andrews near Ed inburgh, the Scottish capital. Memories of Bonnie Prince Charles and the Scotland today as memories of the Civil War are in the American South. Like the South, Scotland suf fered a devastating loss, and it wasnt just on the culture as well. The Act of Proscription banned clan tartans and kilts, and distinctive powerful Scottish symbols. And the Clearances forced evictions that led to a diaspora when substantial numbers of Scots emigrated to America and else where continued. The border between England and Scotland is a small mountain range known as the Cheviot Hills, and it is a metaphor for both how close these two peoples are, and yet how different they are. The Scots are far more liberal than their British counterparts on both economic and social issues, which is why the British Labour Party fears losing a substantial constituency in the event of separa tion. The Scottish Courts are known throughout the world for their fairness, and the late Senator Arlen Specter made headlines when he introduced and tried to apply a Scottish ruling in the Clinton impeachment trial in the 1990s.The country has a long and proud history of nurturing the arts, and its educational system is top-rate. Scotland has given the world inventors such as James Watt, re nowned actors such as Sean Connery a staunch advocate of separation and philosophers such as Adam Smith, whose The Wealth of Nations laid the foundation for modern capitalism. This is a proud, highly educated, and cultured country where the notion of independence has taken hold in some peoples imagination as a way to soar to the next level. Economically, political ly and culturally, the Scots are not only different from the English, they are immensely proud of those differences. And even if independence fails, the British government has already promised greater autonomy. So, the Scottish independence movement has the upper hand, win or lose. What is of note is that the concept of seces sion that spawned the American Civil War is now viewed in more peaceful political terms as when Czechoslovakia split in two. On the other hand the breakup of Yugoslavia was only achieved through war, a fact that causes consternation among the Walloons and Flemish in Belgium and among Basque separatists in Spain. It is this larger ques tion of self-determination and secession that needs to be addressed lest the bloody American solution of 1861-65 is repeated because not all nations are likely to follow the Czech or British example. Scotland and secession COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift Pundit Mark Shields has been on the political playing field since Robert F. Kennedy ran for president in 1968. After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, he is now one of the most widely recognized commentators in the U.S. AMERICAN COLOR By Mark Shields A former executive with the New York Mets is ally delivered. JIMMY FALLON It turns out that country singer Larry Gatlin is a what Kenny Chesney thinks. DAVID LETTERMAN ing. Thats according to my source, which is a group of 12-year-old girls I ran across in the street. JIMMY KIMMEL You know whos upset now with ISIS? Al-Qaida. DAVID LETTERMAN People who purchased Olive Gardens 7-week must show their ID in the restaurant to prevent week 5 none of them will look anything like their IDs. SETH MYERS There was a guy out in front of the theater early today. Hes out there usually selling fake Rolex es. Now hes out there selling fake Apple watch es. DAVID LETTERMAN Usually when you hear Katy Perry versus Taylor over what karaoke song to sing. JIMMY KIMMEL The New York Times had to issue a correction after an article referred to Dick Cheney as presi dent of the United States. The Times apologized to Dick Cheney and changed his title to former president of the United States. CONAN OBRIEN gather intelligence. Next, were going to launch air strikes. And third, his plan is to lose the mid term elections. So hes got a full plate ahead of him. DAVID LETTERMAN like to see a transcript of their conversation, just JIMMY FALLON A federal investigation has found the Depart ment of Homeland Security is ill-prepared for a potential disease pandemic. Im not sure I agree. SETH MYERS woman in China has lived her whole life without her the lost Kardashian. SETH MYERS Apple is now saying that the new Apple Watch charged every single day: someone in the NFL. CONAN OBRIEN shaved it off. Or in other words, my moms letters JIMMY FALLON


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She said Bev erly and Cookie had not seen one another for 40 years. They posted pictures on Facebook and then begin hearing from some of their old class mates who asked to be included at the next event. The group spent nearly three hours visiting Monday evening, talking about anything and everything, including kids and grandkids, ac cording to Laramore. She said they hope to continue the get-togeth ers in the future. Shown standing, from left to right: Shirley Bennett of Calhoun County, Rachel McCoy of Calhoun County, Margie Laramore of Altha, Verena Nix of Blountstown, Sheryl Waldon of Tallahassee and Beverly Clark of Blountstown. Those seated include, from left, Julia Ferrell of Tallahassee, Betty Hunt of Altha, Shelia NeSmith of Bristol and Edwina Cookie Proctor of Blountstown. Also in attendance but not pictured was Freida Fuqua Ritter of Bristol. Save money and energy during Sept. 19-21 Tax-Free Holiday TALLAHASSEE Save three times when you shop for energy-conserving appliances September 19-21. During the upcoming tax-free holiday, Florid ians will not only save on their initial purchase of an ENERGY STAR appli ance or WaterSense product, but they will also see lower electric and water bills down the road. By supporting the sumers and retailers will contribute to decreased water and energy waste, en suring an adequate supply for genera tions to come. Florida Retail is a proud advocate all Floridians, said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. We encourage shoppers to save on their utilities and thank them for playing an active role in the long-term protec tion of our states natural resources. $1,500 of the retail price of select EN ERGY STAR and WaterSense appli ances, including ceiling fans, dishwash ers, freezers, refrigerators, light bulbs, clothes washers, bathroom sink faucets, showerheads and more. The exemption is limited to a single purchase for each a sales price of $500 or more. There are no quantity limits on qualifying items with a sales price of less than $500. The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one lect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Floridas government each year. Research discovered at FSU offers new way to predict hurricane strength, destruction TALLAHASSEE A new study by Florida State University researchers demonstrates a different way of projecting a hurricanes strength and intensity that could give the public a better idea of a storms poten tial for destruction. Vasu Misra, associate professor of meteorology and co-director of the Florida Climate Institute, and fourth-year doctoral student Michael Kozar introduce in the Monthly Weather Review of the American Me teorological Society a new statistical model that com plements hurricane forecasting by showing the size of storms, not just the wind speed. The model predicts the amount of integrated kinetic energy within Atlantic tropical cyclones. This kinetic energy metric is related to the overall size and strength of a storm, not just the maximum wind speed. Predic tions of this metric complement existing forecasting tools, potentially allowing forecasters to better assess the risk of hurricanes that make landfall. We dont perceive this to be an alternative to how storms are explained to the public, but a complement, Misra said. Hurricane forecasts have traditionally focused on Hurricane Wind Scale. For example, a storm that has wind speeds of 74 to 95 miles per hour would be called a Category 1 storm. A hurricane with wind speeds of 157 miles per hour or higher would be listed as a Cat egory 5. However, some of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the United States have been labeled a Category 1 or Category 2 because of their slower wind speeds. Hurricane Ike, for example, was a category two storm when it made landfall in 2008, meaning it had maximum sustained winds of 96 to 110 miles per hour. ricane Wind Scale, Hurricane Ike caused widespread destruction because it was such a large storm. 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Its amazing what you learn when you take the time to read. Mary used to tell me that a lot when I was putting together kids toys, furniture and things that included those dreaded words, Some assembly required. But it comes in handy in other areas of life as well. For example, I just read this years migratory bird hunting pamphlet put out by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Its not that I havent read it before, its just that I normally skip straight to the part that says when the ear ly duck season starts, realize that Im going to miss that again this the opening day of dove season. This time, though, I read some of the parts I usually blow right past like the sections on hunt ing rails and moorhens. I know what a moorhen is, but Im not sure I could have picked a rail out of a lineup, even if the other suspects were my relatives. So I looked up a picture on the Internet and realized Ive seen them all my life. It just never oc curred to me that there was an open season on them. As it happens, that season opened on September 1 and runs until November 9. What I still dont know is whether or not theyre good to online but I got mixed reviews about the taste. (Rails seem to get better ratings than moorhens, by the way.) As I often do in situations like this, I called my brother Bill to get his take. Well, there are thousands of them down here at Spring Creek and nobody I know eats them, Bill said. What does that tell you? I had to admit, it didnt seem like a ringing endorsement for their table quality. But, he added, It may just be that nobody wants to go stomp ing through that marsh grass try Im still not sure if I want to go hunting for rails or moorhens. For the same level of effort, I with something I know I like to eat. On the other hand, I feel like I should at least give rails and moorhens a try before I write them off. Plus its a chance to start hunting season in early Sep tember and another alternative if Theres also a possibility that Ill go hunting them and come home empty handed. Maybe If thats the case, I might wind up eating crow. Which is okay, since crow season started back in August. If you dont believe me, get the pamphlet and read it for yourself. Calhoun County native Jim McClel RAILS AND MOORHENS Hunting Season is already here JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South MARIANNAChipola Colleges Other upcoming trips for this semester include: lege STUMP GRINDING mail to: Land Clearing and Forestry Services WILLIAM'S Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" HEATING & COOLING LLC HEATING & COOLING LLC DYKES 850-251-5597 850-251-5597 Established 1962 ( NISSLEYS LAWN MOWER REPAIR NISSLEYS LAWN MOWER REPAIR Proudly serving Calhoun, Liberty and surrounding counties! SERVICE DIRECTORY TERMITE & PEST CONTROL or Check us out on the Web: Clint Hatcher, Owner New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING FREE Estimates MEDICARE PLANS DENTAL PLANS Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. Margies Florist Make it easy for your customers Service Directory. Call today! Tutoring


by Michael DeVuyst, Journal sports writer BLOUNTSTOWN The Blountstown With starting Blountstown QB Tigers started their third Coach Greg Jordan was Chasen Roulhac did a Things did not start out gave Blountstown the lead 7-0 with See TIGERS FIRST WIN continued on page 16 TOP LEFT: The ref indicates that the kick was a near miss. TOP CENTER: Tristen Burke (#4) eludes a tackler for a big gain. TOP RIGHT: The Tiger mascot keeps the fans cheering. ABOVE LEFT: Rashad Simmons (#5) dives after a Graceville ball carrier. ABOVE CENTER: Chasen Roulhac (#3) loses the ball after a blind side hit. ABOVE RIGHT: Anthony Wyrick (#32) makes one of his eight tackles of the night. BELOW LEFT: Chasen Roulhac (#3) tries to escape a sack. BELOW RIGHT: Ayers Hassig (#35) and Tyler Owens (#52) combine for a stop at the goal line. BOTTOM: DAnta Williams (#82) jumps high for the pass. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL TIGER FOOTBALL


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To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: PHONE (850) 880-6399 Email: Stories written by Gaye Patton Adoptables HELLO My name is Hazel! SHERIFFS BUDGET continued from the front page 1 including his second-in-command, Major Brian Langston, who lives in Wakulla County, and Capt. Chad Smith, who resides in Jackson County. When Stoutamire challenged his hiring decisions, Finch said he responded by urging him to provide him Commissioners say money is tighter than ever, but, according to the sheriff, Depending on who you ask, theyve got $2 to $5 million in reserve. When questioned by the Liberty County Sheriffs replied under his breath, There are about 5,000 reasons, referring to the raise in salary Finch gave deputies to bring their starting pay from $25,000 up to $30,000. The starting salary for deputies in neighboring Calhoun County is $28,000. request his attorneys fees be taken from the legislative budget. He didnt have the time to come get it, Davis remarked. He said he had an aide with Senator Bill to do it but he did not. That issue is between Nick Finch and the county, office and should not be injected into a budget workshop. come back to the county, Johnson responded. An interested citizen who stopped by the meeting on her way to church that evening asked to be recognized. Youre talking to each other like you got issues with each other, she said, noting the tension at the meeting. When a commissioner replied, No, we aint heard. Seems like youve got an issue with the sheriff. board and the sheriff, commissioners say the lack of money is the real problem. Most of our land is state and government owned, Johnson reminded the audience at the emergency meeting. He said, This is coming from the statethey keep cutting and cutting and cutting. Davis pointed out, Less than 13 percent of the citizens of this county contribute to county have never received a break period. Johnson said hes afraid the state is going to put or Gadsden County. The sheriffs assistant, Veldina Dawson, told the board they needed help. Weve got deputies working out of storage sheds, were on top of one another, the buildings are falling apart and were breathing mold, she said. The sheriff, who did not attend either meeting, said he had been accused of hiding money. We are in dire need of motor vehicles. We have maintenance issues with our vehicles and it is presenting problems for us to be able to carry out our duties. We need equipment. We need ammunition our guys have to qualify every year and it takes rounds and rounds of ammo. He said they just had their radios upgraded but still need tasers as well as the batteries and cartridges they use. They are also in need of funds for courtroom services. underfunded, the sheriff said. Statistics say we should have 22 deputies by our population; we have maybe 11 or 12. Were two short from what we were last year but we cant afford two more. SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 To the editor, my female German Shepard dog being stolen from my yard on Aug. 23 in the Lowery area. She was a good an lovable dog and she is well missed. You did let me know that you knew my son. invested in my dogs and love them as well. would appreciate it. information. Adina Combs, Hosford --------------To the editor: ute to an amazing woman, my mother, Thelma Marshall. She is also the mother of Audrey, Dyann, Elizabeth and Gar land. My mother believed in God and she believed in working hard. Thanks to God keeping her healthy and strong, she was able to buy a house and a lot. Her house and lot were recently donated to the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center in Blountstown. To God be the glory for blessing my mother and now the Ministry Center so the blessings can keep on for many people. George Marshall of Dade City, FL --------------To the editor, them on Friday, Sept. 12 at about 10 and by 10 p.m. that night they had com dispatcher that handled my situation. All your help was greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Kim Adam, Liberty County Liberty Countys Art Alive 2014 kicks off Sept. 25 The Liberty County Arts Council is proud to pres that features art work from all over the panhandle and big bend area. The show kicks off Thursday evening, Sept. 25 with an opening night reception from 6 8 Bristol and is open to the public. There will be light refreshments and musical entertainment from Matt Reeves, Hannah Alhalaseh, the Kern Family and Josh ua Goodman. Art Alive 2014 will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. show includes art mediums of various types from wa tercolor and oil paintings to quilts and shell carvings, and includes artists of all ages. We hope you will come ing talent we have in our local community. work. For more information, or to request an applica


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 BULLDOG FOOTBALL TOP: Bulldogs attempt to push by their blockers to stop the Gator ball carrier. ABOVE LEFT: Two Liberty dogs halt the Wewa ball carrier. ABOVE RIGHT: Tommy Hatcher (#75) sets up to block the Gator defensive line. (#15) blocks a would-be tackler. BELOW LEFT: Chris Brown (#42) darts past the Gator defense. BELOW RIGHT: Coach Grant takes a moment before the game to observe the Gators. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS by Richard Williams, Journal sports writer Liberty County scored early, often and at will against the Wewahitchka Gators in high school football action Sept. 12 in Wewa. The will part of the win was William Hays, who car ried the ball just three times on of fense to rack up 144 yards and two touchdowns. Hayes added a scoop and score of a fumble for his third touchdown of the game. Liberty County racked up 35 erty added a touchdown in the fourth of three plays, two plays and one play to put the exclamation point on the night. The Bulldog offense rushed for 353 yards while the Bulldog defense held the Gators to just six yards rushing in the game. Chris Brown led LCHS with nine tackles, Hayes added six tackles, Will Hosford, Jordan Chaney and J.J. House each had Liberty. Liberty had players score touchdowns and kicker Marco Espinoza was a perfect nine for nine on extra-point kicks. Espinoza added a rushing touchdown as well. uled to play a Homecoming contest in Bristol Sept. 19 against district foe Franklin County. The Seahawks come into the game off a 33-20 loss to Sneads in a game that saw the half before letting the Pirates score 19 unanswered points in the third Franklin County comes into the threatens deep. Liberty comes into tested with their two wins coming in outscore their opponents 105-3. trict game for both teams. Bulldogs rise to 2-0 after victory over Wewa Gators


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He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Smola; one son, Joe Roy; his parents, Pe ter and Catherine Smola; six sisters, Mary, Veronica, Stephanie, Gladys, Frances and Julia; four brothers, Joseph, John, Walter and Victor; and one grandson, Shane Fay. Survivors include two sons, Chris Roy and his wife, Rebekah of Clarksville and Roy Fay and his wife, Melissa of Fyffe, AL; two daughters, Faye Smola of Tallahassee and Bonnie Cook of Blount stown; two sisters, Sophie McDermott of Belcher town, MA and Amelia Miller of San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren, Candace Ross, Andy Cook, Shelby Cook, Veronica Taylor, Morgan Searfoss, Shane Searfoss, Lindie Fay, Alisha Fay and Jody Roy; three great-grandchildren, Keygan Cooper, Laila Ross and MacKenna Ross. Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. (CT) at New Shiloh Cemetery. Interment will follow. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. BLOUNTSTOWN Barbara Z. Hasty, 77, of Blountstown, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Panama City. She was born in Cleveland, OH on March 10, 1937 to the late Frank and Barbara Hor vath Zupancic. She worked for many years as a bank ian Ad Litem. She was known for her good cooking. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Blountstown. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Frank Zupancic. Survivors include her husband, Albert Hasty of Blountstown; one son, Christopher Hasty of Blount stown; one daughter, Barbara Vickery and her hus band, Aaron of Blountstown; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. GIRTHA CLOORENE BERRIEUM BRISTOL Girtha Cloorene Berrieum, 82, of Bristol, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was born in Rock Bluff on Sept. 5, 1932 to the late Orie and Charlie Berrieum and was an avid member in good standing with Bethel AME Church in Rock Bluff. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rev. Joseph Berrieum and Charles Berrieum. Survivors include her only living aunt, Edna Mc lahassee, Geraldine Williams of Bristol, Alice B. Lewis of Union, NJ, Rachel Bryan and Tommy of Orlando and Sonny James and Corrine of Miami; Sinatra Berrieum, Sr. (Eloise) of Chattahoochee; other beloved family, Tanaka Berrieum of Los An geles, CA, Belinda Berrieum of Bristol, Christina Lynn Berrieum (Iyran) of Quincy, Christopher Ber rieum (Brittany) of Rock Bluff, Timothy Berrieum (Diana-Kay) and Sinata Berrieum II, all of Broward County, Camrin Pitts of Long Beach, CA, Brooke Sims (Ernest III) of Thomasville, GA and Sidarius Berrieum of Tallahassee; six great-grandchildren, Tekori, Jaiden, Tacorra, Ernest IV, Layla-Kay and Major. A Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. on the Berrieum Estate, 5032 NW Martin Luther King Road, in the Rock Bluff Com of inclement weather, services will be redirected to the Bethel AME Church in Rock Bluff. Bradwell Mortuary of Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. EDNA STANLEY REVELL HOSFORD Edna Stanley Revell, 82, of Hosford, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 as a result of heart disease and dementia. She was a hard working public servant, devoted wife, loving mother, and a feisty soul with a subtle, understated sense of humor. Born in Telogia on Dec. 8, 1931, to Leon and Stella White, she attended Hosford and Telogia schools and graduated from Liberty County High School in Bristol in 1949. Her family of orientation included two brothers, Paul White and Bill White, both of Telogia; four sis ters, Ellie Mae Kever and Nellie Faye Burke, both of Telogia, Opal Brown of Hosford and Dorothy Joyce of Tallahassee. She was married to Amos Stanley until his death in 1979. They raised four children, Dick Stanley of Hosford, Don Stanley of Blountstown, Greg Stanley of Ft. Worth, TX and Pam Stanley Richter of Hos ford. After her children were grown, she was elected by the citizens of Liberty County to be their Supervi sor of Elections for 16 years. The trust placed in her would become the joyful service of her hard work ing life and career. While serving in this capacity she met and married then Liberty County Sheriff, Har rell Wood Revell, and they have been married for 11 years. She was a loving wife and mother, and generous of heart, spirit and resources. She expressed great sympathy, compassion, and kindness for those less fortunate. Harrell Wood and Edna were known for their kind and generous gifts to those in need and this would continue after leaving their public service positions. She and Harrell Wood attended Telogia Baptist Church. She was a lifelong resident of Telogia and Hosford except for the two days she lived in Bristol after she and Harrell Wood were married. For Edna, her earthly home was spelled, H-O-S-F-O-R-D, but now she resides in her eternal home, H-E-A-V-E-N. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the church. Services will be held Friday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Telogia Baptist Church. Interment will fol low in Hosford Cemetery. A private family service will be held at the Hos ford Cemetery after the church service. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Covenant Hospice for their compassion and care. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. LLOYD PATRICK JOHNSON BRISTOL Lloyd Patrick Johnson, 64, of Bristol, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Bristol. He was called Mr. Pat and Big Foot by those who loved him. He was born in Dothan, AL on May 4, 1950 to the late Lloyd and Ruby Nelson Johnson. He was Liberty County School Bus Barn Operator and head mechanic for many years, an accomplish ment of which he was proud. He also assisted with Liberty County Mosquito Control, was owner of Johnsons Automotive and was an avid motorcyclist. He went to George Wallace Community College and Harley Davidson Motorcycle School and was an ex his true passion was motorcycles. He was an honest and hardworking man and loved his family deeply. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sherra. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; one daugh ter, Jessica Johnson of Bristol; three sisters, Sandra Holmes of Ozark, AL, Glenda Smith and Barbara Isom, both of Memphis, TN; a host of other family members, including his beloved club brothers. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the funeral home. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) in the Adams Funeral Home may be made to Liberty County School Sports Com plex, P.O. Box 429, Bristol, FL 32321. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. OBITUARIES NOTICE OF RATE INCREASE On Sept. 8, 2014 in the Regular Meeting of the Bristol City Council, the Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 2014-02, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL, FLOR IDA; ASSESSING A ONE DOLLAR PER MONTH RATE IN CREASE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO BE CHARGED TO ALL USERS OF THE MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM. Reso lution No. 2014-02 became effective immediately upon its pas sage. Each active residential and non-residential service location on the City of Bristols Municipal Water System shall be assessed a one dollar ($1.00) per month capital improvement fee beginning with the October 1, 2014 billing cycle. A copy of Resolution No. 2014-02 is available in its entirety at Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher THE JOURNAL Clean out your closet & fill up your wallet by listing your un used items in The Journal Classifieds Email: thejournal or give us a call at (850) 643-3333 Obituaries continued on page 16


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Millage Per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes 3.5 Mills Ad Valorem Taxes 6.5 Mills Sales & Use Taxes Charges for Services Intergovernmental Revenue Licenses & Permits Fines & Forfeitures Interest Earned/Other TOTAL REVENUES OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Other Financing Sources Operating Transfers In Transfers from Board of County Commissioners Transfers from Constitutional TOTAL OTHER FINANCING SOURCES TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE AND FINANCING SOURCES AND CASH EXPENDITURES General Governmental Public Safety Physical Environment Transportation Debt Services Human Services Economic Environment Culture and Recreation Contingency TOTAL EXPENDITURES OTHER FINANCING USES Operating Transfers Out Transfers to Constitutional Reserves TOTAL OTHER FINANCING USES TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES COUNTY OF LIBERTY FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 Total Constitutional Capital Fund Revenue Fund General Fund Water Fund Expendable Trust Funds THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. BUDGET SUMMARY $707,592 $707,592.00 $1,314,100 $1,314,100.00 $114,264 $76,174 $56,932 $247,370.00 -----$37,467 $594,035 $199,876 $275,276 -----$1,106,654.00 $2,292,343 $4,371,827 $171,129 $580,215 $7,415,514.00 $12,141 -----$12,141.00 $58,776 $7,885 -----$1,562 $68,223.00 $16,496 $44,778 ---------------$61,274.00 $3,124,815 $6,332,625 $371,005 $580,215 $275,276 $1,562 $10,685,498.00 $78,855 $1,586,539 -----$30,000 $1,695,394.00 $2,725,611 $2,725,611.00 ----------$78,855 $1,586,539 $2,725,611 -----$30,000 -----$4,421,005.00 $3,317,934 $7,995,338 $3,096,616 $580,215 $362,208 1,562 $15,353,873.00 $810,995.76 -----$1,453,542 -----$2,264,537.76 $959,941.31 $917,802 $1,643,074 $1,562 $3,522,379.31 $51,091.71 $693,789 $309,275 $1,054,155.71 -----$4,396,409 -----$4,396,409.00 $11,589.39 $40,933 $52,522.39 $71,924 -----$71,924 $6,455.14 -----$6,455.14 $123,399.69 -----$123,399.69 ----------$2,035,397.00 $6,008,000 $3,096,616 -----$350,208 $1,562 $11,491,783.00 $200,000 $344,264 $580,215 $12,000 $1,136,479.00 $1,082,537 $1,643,074 $2,725,611.00 --------------------$1,282,537 $1,987,338 -----$580,215 $12,000 -----$3,862,090.00 $3,317,934 $7,995,338 $3,096,616 $580,215 $362,208 $1,562 $15,353,873.00 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively ad opted a measure to increase its property tax levy. Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy...........................................................................$1,976,619 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes....................................................................$ (7,327) C. Actual property tax levy..............................................................................$1,983,946 This years property tax levy........................................................................$2,128,097 Kathleen E. Brown, Clerk of Court Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on Monday, Sep tember 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. ET in the courtroom of the courthouse located at 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida.


SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Millage Per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes 2.51 Mills Ad Valorem Taxes 7.49 Mills Sales & Use Taxes Charges for Services Intergovernmental Revenue Licenses & Permits Fines & Forfeitures Interest Earned/Other TOTAL REVENUES OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Other Financing Sources Operating Transfers In Transfers from Board of County Commissioners Transfers from Constitutional TOTAL OTHER FINANCING SOURCES TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE AND FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES General Governmental Public Safety Physical Environment Transportation Debt Services Human Services Economic Environment Culture and Recreation Contingency TOTAL EXPENDITURES OTHER FINANCING USES Operating Transfers Out Transfers to Constitutional Reserves TOTAL OTHER FINANCING USES TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES COUNTY OF LIBERTY FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. S U P P L E M E N T A L BUDGET SUMMARY $471,324 $471,324 $1,427,689 $1,427,689 $240,293 $240,293 $296,960 $296,960 $69,193 $642,847 $159,931 -----$871,971 $2,482,568 $5,721,000 $870,065 $591,523 47,088 $9,712,244 $36,440 -----$36,440 $46,766 $6,940 -----$2,531 $56,237 $14,626 61,307 -----$6,000 -----$81,933 $3,417,877 $7,859,783 $1,029,996 $597,523 -----$49,619 $12,954,798 $78,855 $1,093,687 ----------$1,172,542 $2,547,433 $2,547,433 ----------$78,855 $1,093,687 $2,547,433 ---------------$3,719,975 $3,737,025 $8,953,470 $3,577,429 $597,523 -----$49,619 $16,915,066 $1,011,616 -----$1,307,103 $47,088 $2,365,807 $992,197 $662,026 $2,270,326 $2,531 $3,927,080 $55,095 $1,178,124 $1,233,219 $5,283,897 $6,000 $5,289,897 ----------$100,928 -----$100,928 $7,481 -----$7,481 $152,268 -----$152,268 -----$2,319,585 $7,124,047 $3,577,429 $6,000 -----$49,619 $13,076,680 $358,963 $340,467 $591,523 $1,290,953 $1,058,477 $1,488,956 $2,547,433 --------------------$1,417,440 $1,823,423 -----$591,523 ----------$3,838,386 $3,737,025 $8,953,470 $3,577,429 $597,523 -----$49,619 $16,915,066 Total Constitutional Capital Fund Revenue Fund General Fund Debt Expendable Trust Funds NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET HEARING FOR THE YEAR 2013-2014 FOR THE LIBERTY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The public is invited to a Public Hearing on on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6 p.m. ET at the Kathleen E. Brown, Clerk of Court Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-27-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF TONNA DELO RES HOWARD Deceased. ______________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the ad ministration of the Estate ofTonna FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, claim, the name and address of the FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, ----------------------------------------------IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 07-2012-CA-000034 DIVISION: CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR WAMU SERIES 2007-HE4 TRUST, Plaintiff vs. STEPHANI ATTAWAY, et al, Defendant(s) ______________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4, SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 8 WEST, AND RUN WEST 30 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 502 1/2 FEET, FOR A POINT OF BEGIN NING, THENCE RUN WEST 70 YARDS, THENCE RUN SOUTH 94 1/2 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 70 YARDS, THENCE RUN NORTH 94 1/2 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING, AND BEGIN A PART OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 8 WEST, IN CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 17126 NW CHARLIE JOHNS STREET, BLOUNT STOWN, FL 32424-1308 sale. sistance. Please contact the ADA Carla Hand com ----------------------------------------------STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION admission or access to, denied the ties. is Kenneth A. Cowen, Director of CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following positions: Director of Financial Aid Chemistry Instructor AutoCAD Instructor or (850) 718-2269 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER J O B S DRIVERS CDL-A Dedicated All miles PAID (loaded & empty) Lease: NO money down Telephone (855) 971-8525 Home EVERY Weekend! The Blountstown offense took over on their 20 yard line and went on a 14 play drive taking 7:18 off the clock. Blountstown could not punch it in the after having a 1st and goal on the 8 yard line and gave the ball up on downs. Graceville took over with 1:25 left in the game and immediately hit a big 46 yard pass Tristen Burke led the Blountstown offense with 96 yards rushing on 10 attempts. Roulhac, J. Davis, S. Johnson and M. Johnson each added 30 yards rush going 3-10 passing for 25 yards and 1 touchdown. charge with 8 tackles each. Tyler Owens followed closely with 7 tackles. Blountstown (1-2) with open district play this last week by 10 points. Blountstown lost to the same lar to Gracevilles. Graceville had 40 pass attempts last week against Blountstown, an almost unheard of amount in a high school game. The Seahawks will be US 331 intersection travel south (left) on US 331. bridge the high school will be of a mile on your right. Or you can type in 645 Greenway Trail Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 into your trusty GPS. Game TIGERS FIRST WIN continued from page 10 GARARD REVELL Tallahassee, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. He was a native Floridian, born in High School graduate. He loved camp ing things. Most of his working years were in the electrical tric, Florida Power, and after 22 years he retired from Gulf Plant in Sneads. He He was preceded in death by his father, Survivors include his wife, Mable Rev Family will receive friends Friday, going will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at Memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice and The Gideons In ternational. Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at bevisfh. com. OBITUARIES continued from page 13 the product? their expenditures are the councils responsibility. I begged them for three years to please stop spending money, she said. generator was recently purchased. She said the same item had been bought was still in the bubble wrap. towed to a Dothan repair shop when it still had problems. She said a local mechanic then took a look at it and it wage to stand there and watch them. She said things would be in better invoices that did not have their prior approval. Im being terminated for their foolishness, she said. There goes my state retirement and my medical job had taken a toll on her health. She said she was suffering from high blood pressure, migraines and nosebleeds from the stress of the job. She also acknowledged the council was unhappy about her having Fridays off. The mayor said that about six weeks began discussing discrepancies in the audit. Those discrepancies in the audit have been there ten to 20 years, Johnston said. job. Shes been carrying this town for the last six years, said the mayor, who added shes only had a 93 cent raise in that time. by Smith, Pappas replied, These issues stem from a lack of oversight. The new clerk and bookkeeper will be tasked with creating policy and procedures manuals as well as oversight guidelines for all town operations. He said it was his understanding that a new generator had not been purchased. Instead, he the generator that had been left in storage for several years. He added, If anything criminal was done in the past, it will be investigated. Beyond that, everything we are doing is to correct the problem areas and put the town on a professionally operating basis. AN OVERWHELMING JOB Pappas said, This wasnt a case of overwhelming for one person. He said he met with Smith three times to try to work out how the job could get done and problems be solved. He noted that the council received complaints about town hall not being open during regular hours and said, She was gone a lot. He admitted that the town was at fault because they didnt use a time clock and could not monitor her hours. There were a lot of issues about paperwork audits and bank records, but nothing nefarious, just things that needed to get done, he said. She didnt do anything wrongshe didnt have time to get everything done properly. He commented that if he had held that job, I probably couldnt have gotten it done either. He said he has talked with clerks in surrounding towns takes to get the town running. He felt the solution was to split the one job into two. The town clerks position is at the hub of everything that goes on here, he said, explaining that one person needs to focus on dealing with the public and handling paperwork while a second person needs to keep up with the books. The clerks responsibilities have grown so much that you must have that, he said, explaining that initially, an experienced bookkeeper would be hired for 3 hours a day and once they got some things settled, it could be reduced to two hours a day. Im sure some of that has gone on and were getting it under control, he said, acknowledging, we went through a went on to say, There were reasons for that and its being corrected. He said the warning signs were there have taken action then. He concluded, The ultimate responsibility comes down to the town council. ALTHA TOWN CLERK continued from the front page 1


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Call (850) 643-2201 or (850) 447-1649. 9-10, 9-17 1995 Ford Explorer runs good, very clean, cold AC, lots of new parts. $2,800 or O.B.O. Call (850) 4471039. 9-10, 9-17 1997 Audi A6 four door sedan with a 2.8L engine for $1,500. Call (850) 7186766. 9-10, 9-17 WANTED Refrigerator that works good for a decent price. Call (850) 447-5917 and ask for a gentleman. 9-17, 9-24 LOST with long aluminum handle. Lost between Hosford and Vilas on Hwy. 65 south. Please call (850) 379-8427. 9-17, 9-24 HUNTING (no reels) medium trolling to light casting, all guides in tact, all or nothing for $95. Call (850) 762-1934 or for description email sinking Quick Track 5,000 Track ing system with six col lars. Will track all different frequency collars. $800 or possible trade. Call (850) 643-3662. 9-10, 9-17 Dog Training Equipment Tri-Tronics Trashbreaker G3 EXP with 5 collars plus accessories (all new) $900. Quick Track QTR M Re ceiver 217 frequency and 3 collars $300. Call (850) 643-1531. 9-10, 9-17 TOOLS Ingersoll Rand air com pressor; 8 hp, truck mount with electric start, gas powered works great $850 or O.B.O. Call (850) 7186766. 9-10, 9-17 er for $25. RIGID orbital sander for $25. Call (850) 674-5792. 9-10, 9-17 YARD SALES ALTHA 5091 NW Parkwood Road Yard sale every Friday and Saturday the whole month of September from 6 a.m. until. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2015, from 7 a.m -12 p.m CT in the Altha High School Parking lot on Hwy. 71Items will include cloth ing, jewelry, toys, exercise equipment and more. All proceeds will go towards the 2015 All American Cheerleading London Tour. Clean out your closets by advertising your unused items in The 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. Ave. ties included houses Mexican Restaurant 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN BRISTOL 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 For Rent in ALTHA 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers. With lawn service LAND LAND LAND Liberty and surrounding counties OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Anything from choice home sites and commercial oppor tunities to hunting and UFN (850) 447-2372 PER YEAR Send your name & mailing ad dress to us at The Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321, along with a check for $18 and well get your subscription started! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CALHOUNLIBERTY JOURNAL $ 18 REAL ESTATE WANTED : Willing to buy 10 to 1,000 acres Reasonably priced Immediate closing Please contact: 850 544-5441 or 850 570-0222 STARSCOPE Week of Sept. 17 Sept. 23, 2014 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your thoughts are spinning and its pretty dif back and try to clear your head before proceeding. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, dont let your nerves get the better of you this week. Find someone who can calm your nerves and help you realize you have nothing to be nervous about. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you have plenty of motivation to get a project started. All you need is some help to get things off the ground. Others will be inspired by your enthusiasm. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, others seem to spend time in the spotlight, but youre more comfortable spending time in the shad LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may be anxious to try a new hobby this week, but just dont know which direction to go. Get some recommendations from friends about what keeps them busy. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 feelings, Virgo. You want to present a brave front, but youre only human and should let others in this week. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, staying the course may be a challenge this week. You have too many things pulling you in different directions. But youll be successful if you can get a foothold in one thing. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Work associates may not be holding up their end of the deal, Scorpio. Youre content to help out once in a while but not take on the work of everyone else. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Use your charm to win someone over, Sagittarius. to have in your corner. You never know when you might need a good ally. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if certain ideas didnt work in the past, give them another try. All of the components may fall into place this time around, and youll like the results. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, the coming weeks may be ideal for some rest and relaxation. Plan for some downtime and make the most of this chance to recharge your batteries. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 this week than they have in recent weeks. You or buy em by the dozen. 643-5631 Crawdads $ 15 per 100 9-17 T 10-8 3 BR 1 BA miles north of Bristol on SR 12 with ap prox. 1,200 sq. ft., a metal roof, vinyl sid ing, NEW 3 deep well pump, com pletely furnished (850) 674-5998 $ 49,900 (850) 643-6423 PRODUCE FOR SALE Green Field Peas, Mississippi Pink Eyes & Sadandy White Peas 643-3724 591-5384 832-0924


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 Mossy Pond VFD 4th Annual POKER RUN The weather was perfect for getting in the wind at the 4th Annual Mossy Pond VFD Poker Run held Saturday, Sept. 13. Registration started at 9 a.m. with 13 rid ers taking part. along the 90-mile route was Altha Fire Depart ment. Then the Emergency ed the next two stops: the Calhoun County Court house and the West Side VFD. Then on to Kinard VFD. The last stop was and ended they where they started. The Mossy Pond VFD among participating agen cies. The EOC refused to collect any money for their participation. Betty Hunt of Altha wound up with the best He also opted to donate his earnings. 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 Crew Cab 5.7 Hemi 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 ext. cab 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 ext. cab 2002 Chevy Suburban 2008 Ford F450 4X4 King Ranch LOADED! 2003 Chevy Trailblazer LOW MILES! 12953 N. Central Street in Bristol Champion Truck Center Dont buy no ugly truck! Choose from over 40 vehicles! As low as 1.9%! LOW RATES! 2000 Ford F350 4X4 Service Body, 7.3L Diesel 2007 Chevy Silverado 4X4 LT series T upperware Call Beth Eubanks at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 Beths BLOUNTSTOWN Call us at (850) 674-4013 18925 Hwy. 20 Blountstown, FL COLLISION CENTER Event raises over $500