by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor BLOUNTSTOWN She wanted to end the marriage; instead, Dan Belc, 49, ended her life. Family members believe he cre ated a distraction to separate him and his wife from the watchful eye of her brother late Thursday night that enabled him to fatally shoot her, put her in the trunk of a vehicle and drive away. They had three different meet ings where they talked but she wouldnt see him by herself, ac cording to her uncle, Merle Head ings of Blountstown. Dan went to talk with her for the last time Thurs day, March 24. Around 10 p.m. that night, the couple met at her parents Blount stown home on Dessie Stone Road. Judys parents, Robert and Dorothy Yoder, were attending a funeral out of town. The couple sat at the fam ilys kitchen table with her brother, Robert Jr., as Dan tried to convince Judy to give him more time to work vorce. At some point that evening, Dan excused himself and said he was go ing to the bathroom. Headings said the family suspects that Dan slipped outside and turned on the lights in an unoccupied mobile home on the property, knowing it would get the attention of his brother-in-law. Sometime after he returned, Judy told Dan she needed some space and the three of them went outside, according to Headings. Robert went along because she wanted him to be there with her. When they stepped outside, Rob ert noticed that the lights in the trailer about 50 yards from the house were on. He was concerned, but didnt want to leave his sisters side. Judy told Robert to go ahead and shut off the lights, according to her uncle. Sometime after he stepped away, he heard three gunshots. When he turned back he saw Dan point ing a handgun at him. Dan warned Robert, If you know whats good for you, you will run as fast as you can. A fam ily member said that after Robert rushed into the house to check on the children, he heard the sound of a car door being slammed shut. Just after 12 a.m. Friday, he called 911 to repo rt hearing gunshots and told the dispatcher he believed his sister was abducted by her estranged husband but did not know if they had left the property. Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Liberty Co. Senior Citizens April schedule.........4 News from the Pews & Battle of the Bands......5 Sean of the South........9 School News...11 & 12 Jobs..............14 Obituaries....................13 Legal notices........15 Softball.....................18 50 includes tax Wednesday March 28, 2018 Vol. 38 No. 13 Driver dies in early morning crash in Bristol by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 26-year-old Panama City man was killed early Saturday in Bristol when his vehicle hit a tree, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Bunch was southbound on SR 12 around 6:04 a.m. when his 2001 Chevrolet pickup ran off the road and went onto the eastbound shoulder near Martin Luther King Road, according to FHP. When he tried to return to the road, he over corrected to the right, causing his truck to rotate and strike a tree. The vehicle overturned onto the drivers side Bunch was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash was investigated by Trooper D. Husband is charged with murder of estranged wife at Blountstown residence LEFT: Dan Ioan Belc is shown in his booking photo at the Calhoun County Jail. RIGHT: His late wife, Judy Yoder Belc, is pictured home in Germany, she and her four youngest children stayed with her parents at the property along Dessie Stone Road in Blount stown, shown below. See continued inside on page 10 A little girl shows off her basket full of goodies after taking part in an Easter Egg Hunt in Blountstown Saturday. See more on Page 3 The Calhoun LIBERTY J More candidates come forward to le intent to run In Liberty County, Democrat Bennett J.B. ty Commission in District 4. He joins Democrat incumbent James Bo Sanders, 58, and Doyle Brown, 54, both of Hosford, in that race so far. James S. Jamie Chester, 43, of Hosford is seeking a spot on the School Board in District 5 af ly held by Roger Reddick, who is retiring this year and not seeking another term. Chesters name will be added to the ballot along with two other previ ously declared candidates for the position Clint Pullam, 42, of Hosford and Charles Boo Morris, 42, of Telogia. In Calhoun County, Ivey McClain, 49, of Altha 3 on March 6. He will join incumbent Clifford intent to seek that position on March 21. James Earl Hunt, 69, of Altha has declared his intent to run for the District 2 seat on the Calhoun County Commission. That position is currently held by Darrell McDougald. his intent to run for School Board District 3 on March 21. The Primary Election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 28. The current candidate list includes: LIBERTY COUNTY JUDGE David Jackson Summers, 36, of Bristol. Filed 1/5/18. Incumbent Kenneth Hosford, 60, of Hosford. Filed 9/10/17. COUNTY COMMISSION, DIST. 2 Garland Gar Revell, 62, of Bristol. Filed 1/26/18. DEM COUNTY COMMISSION, DIST. 4 Doyle Brown, 54, of Hosford. Filed 3/2/18 DEM. Incumbent James Bo Sanders, 58, of Hosford. Filed 3/5/18 DEM. Bennett J.B. Alford, 72, of Hosford. Filed 3/15/18 DEM. SCHOOL BOARD, DIST. 3 Cathia Schmarje, 57, of Bristol. Filed 1/11/18. Incumbent Darrel Doobie Hayes, 56, of Bristol. Filed 3/27/18 SCHOOL BOARD, DIST. 4 Incumbent Kyle Peddie, 48, of Hosford. Filed 1/25/18. SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 5 Clint Pullam, 42, of Hosford. Filed 2/8/18. Charles Boo Morris, 42, of Telogia. Filed 1/9/18. James S. Jamie Chester, 43, of Hosford. Filed 3/16/18 CALHOUN COUNTY JUDGE Incumbent Judge James Kevin Grover, 46, of Blount stown. Filed 1/29/18. COUNTY COMMISSION, DIST. 2 James Earl Hunt, 69, of Altha. Filed 3/12/18. COUNTY COMMISSION, DIST. 4 Michael J. Davis, 54, of Blountstown. Filed 2/6/18, REP. Scott Dewayne Monlyn, 46, of Blountstown. Filed 1/29/18 DEM. SCHOOL BOARD, DIST. 3 Ivey McClain, 49, of Altha. Filed 3/6/18 Incumbent Clifford Newsome, 67, of Clarksville. Filed 2/27/18 Robert Elbert Pickron, 52, of Clarksville. Filed 3/21/18 SCHOOL BOARD, DIST. 5 Incumbent Danny Hassig, 56, of Blountstown. Filed 1/18/18. The Mayhaw Community Association held another work day in Blountstown. See what they did and who they helped inside on Page 16.
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 compiled by Journal Editor, Teresa Eubanks A RREST R EPORT S CALHOUN COUNTY MARCH 27 Travis Reid Hays, disorderly intoxication in public place causing a disturbance, CCSO. MARCH 26 Jessie James Kaufman, convicted felon registration, CCSO. Frances Evonna Brinson, theft of more than $300 but less than $5,000, CCSO. MARCH 25 Michael Ervine Whittington, posses sion of weapon by a convicted felon (x2), CCSO. MARCH 24 Mandi Jeanene Waldron, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug equipment, VOP, CCSO. John Paul McLendon, possession of methamphetamine, CCSO. Mark Alva Crellin,convicted felon regis tration CCSO. Dan Ioan Belc, premeditated murder, CCSO. MARCH 23 Lisa Marie Stevens, aggravated battery, CCSO. Paula Renee Pitts, battery second of fense, CCSO. MARCH 22 Brandy Elizabeth Mills, battery, CCSO. MARCH 21 Samantha Eugenia Yelle, possession of methamphetamine, (x2), CCSO. Rashawn D. Dawson, VOP, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, pos session of drug equipment, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, CCSO. MARCH 20 Robert Anthony Gurliaccio, VOP, CCSO. Cappi Long, aggravated battery, ob structing justice, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY MARCH 26 Harry Webb, possession with intent to sell schedule III or IV drugs, LCSO. Amber Dawn Mathis, possession of harmful new legend drug without a pre scription, possession of methaqualone, LCSO. Christopher Hevener, failure to appear, LCSO. MARCH 25 Christian Lynn Smith, holding for Gulf, GCSO. MARCH 22 Shawn Reddick, VOP LCSO. Denise Jones, holding for Gulf, GCSO. MARCH 21 Marci Giffen, holding for Gulf, GCSO. MARCH 20 Debbie Mayo Kent, failure to appear, LCSO. Lorne Nicholas Cain, possession of a controlled substance LCSO. MARCH 19 Dylan L. Rogers, assault, LCSO. Allen Michael Smith, lewd or lascivious battery, LCSO. __________________________________________________ Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. SHERIFFS LOG The Calhoun County Tax Collectors Office Becky Smith, Tax Collector & Staff Here Comes Easter! Easters on its way, and we hope that it brings all the best treats to you and yours. We wish you a warm and wonderful season. Happy Easter, Happy Spring! ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD SR 20 Bristol (850) 643-1090 A Florida Non-Profit Corporation Happy Easter An Altha man and a North Carolina woman are facing drug charges after they were found with cocaine, metham phetamine, marijuana and par aphernalia during a March 21 According to the report was a passenger in the vehicle that was pulled over after the driver was seen crossing the center line twice deputy had a drug dog do a free air sniff around the glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue gum wrapper that contained Yelle advised a deputy she had some synthetic marijuana on container that held metham phetamine was found on the purse, gave her the synthetic marijuana and put the Yelle was charged with two counts of possession of amphetamine and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana along with possession of drug parapherna RASHAWN D. DAWSON SAMANTHA E. YELLE A Cottondale man was charged with justice for forcing his victim to give up According to a report from the Cal lance was requested at a Calhoun County residence after a man reported that he According to the victim, he received a text mes arrived and met the woman, who was there with a sec they would let him leave if he handed over A witness told investigators that the four people in cant role in putting a series of unfortunate events in Man charged with attacking victim and breaking his leg CAPPI LONG compromised, including the information of parents or swift action to help prevent this type of event from viously-scheduled security upgrade requiring a multifactor authentication to prevent unauthorized persons in accordance with state and federal law, including in No indication that any sensitive information has been compromised Notice to Agency for Persons with Disabilities customers regarding February security breach
MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 CALHOUN-LIBERTY HOSPITAL & PRIMARY CARE CLINIC 20370 NE Burns Ave Blountstown (850) 674-5411 (850) 237-3000 Happy Easter Even the darkest night WILL END and THE SUN will rise! Y o u r h o m e t o w n P h a r m a c y 1 1 0 4 9 N W S R 2 0 B R I S T O L 6 4 3 5 4 5 4 EASTER BASKETS GALORE! Check out our many choices MONOGRAMMED SHIRTS Make it special with their initials! Spring & Easter CANDY Too many options to list! hippity hoppity Your way down for an Easter Egg-stravaganza at... HAPPY EASTER! Mon. Sat.: 5 a.m. 8 p.m. Sun.: 5 a.m. 6 p.m. C OUNTRY STORE J T S C OUNTRY STORE J T S DELI OPEN for Breakfast & Lunch Non-Ethanol & 87 Unleaded GASOLINE Off & On Road DIESEL 3 miles south of SR-20 on CR-12 BRISTOL (850) 643-1006 SALE + First 100 Buyers will receive an egg with a PRIZE in it. 20 % OFF ENTIRE STORE $10 CLEARANCE RACK SHOP PRETTY GIRLZ! 17245 Main Street N, Blountstown COUPONS TO BE SOLD THRU APRIL 11. ALL other advertised promotions can be combined with these coupons! Thursday & Friday, March 29 & 30 FROM 9-6 P.M. CT Go to College COUPON 40 % One Item OFF APRIL 19 Go to College A UNIQUE BOUTIQUE $20 Go to College COUPON 20 % Storewide OFF APRIL 12 Ronaldo Trunk Show OR APRIL 19 Go to College A UNIQUE BOUTIQUE MON.-FRI. 9-6 AND SAT 9-3 (850) 674-4744 BONUS BUY $10 More candidates join upcoming Primary EASTER EGG HUNT Over 50 kids showed up to take part in the festivities during the Easter Festival hosted by Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Blountstown on Saturday, March 24. Children participants in the egg hunt were rewarded with candy and prizes. PHOTOS COURTESY CALHOUN LIBERTY HOSPITAL MARIANNA Chi pola Theatre will hold open auditions for The Cat in the Hat LIVE!, Tuesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. CT in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Au ditions are open to ages 16 and up. Everyone's favorite cat comes to life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. For more information, like Chipola Theatre on Facebook, contact Charles Sirmon, Director, at (850) 718-2227 or email sir email@example.com
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. announces the following activities for the month of March: Friday, March 30 The Hosford and Bristol Senior Centers and Liberty County Transit will be closed. There will be no meal deliveries on this date. Thursday, April 5 The shopping trip this week is at our Bristol Piggly Wiggly. Call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Monday, April 2 to schedule your pick up for shopping. Thursday, April 12 Wal-Mart in Marianna is the designated place for shopping. Call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Monday, April 9 to schedule your pick up for shopping. Tuesday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Felicia from River Valley Rehab will be at the Bristol Senior Center for Bingo, fun and prizes. Call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12 to arrange transportation to the Bristol Center. Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m. Landrea from Kin dred Home Health will be at the Bristol Senior Center and will do blood pressure checks and present heart health Information. If you need transportation to the Bristol Center, call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Thursday, April 12. Wednesday, April 18 A Representative will be at Liberty Community Health Care in Hosford at 17316 NE State Road in Hosford to present information about the services that are provided by and through Liberty County Senior Citizens and Liberty County Transit. For further information, call Jeannette at (850) 643-5690. If you need transportation call Lib erty County Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 12. Thursday, April 19 The shopping trip this week is scheduled for our Bristol Piggly Wiggly. To ar range your transit ride for shopping, call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Mon day, April 16. Monday, April 23 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. in the Hosford Senior Center. The public is welcome to at tend. Thursday, April 26 The shopping trip this week is at Wal-Mart in Tallahassee. Call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, April 23 to arrange your transit pick up for shopping. Friday, April 27 The Senior Citizens Annual Flathead Fishing Tournament Fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. at the Bristol Boat Landing and will continue until 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Hot dogs, hamburg ers, fries and more will be available for purchase Sat urday the 28th from 10 a.m. until. The tournament winners will be announced after the last weigh-in at 1 p.m. Also, the drawings will be done after the last weigh in. The Bristol Senior Center Is open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Hosford Center is open Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Seniors are welcome to come for a hot meal served at 12 Noon and to enjoy social ization with others. Call (850) 643-5690 to make a meal reservation the day before you plan to attend; if you need transportation to either center, you will need to call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 three (3) working days before Liberty Senior Citizens April activities schedule V2200 c 4-Wheel Alignments c Automobiles Small Equipment Welding Fabrication Hydraulics Tires And More! 10670 NW SR 20, BRISTOL ( 850 ) 445-7108 ( 850 ) 447-0257 Y O U R O N E S T O P S H O P WE DO IT ALL STATE OF THE ART FRONT END ALIGNMENTS! now at... Guided adjustments of single tire rod, drag link and cradle. Fast/Accurate, live alignment readings and diagnostic data. Extensive vehicle database. IMAGING WHEEL ALIGNMENT SYSTEM Happy Easter! CLOSED HAVE A SAFE & WONDERFUL HOLIDAY! Rhonda Lewis and Lisa Shuler LIBERTY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 10979 NW Spring Street Bristol (850)643-2339 2nd Annual Community IN HONOR OF NOAH CALHOUN EVERETT STATON & AT THE Bristol Boat Ramp Registration : 9 a.m. 10 p.m. ET on Mar. 30 Starts : 5 p.m. (NO PRE-FISHING) on Mar. 30 FOUR LANDINGS: Gaskin Park, Bristol, Estiffanulga and Owl Creek/Hickory Ends : 1 p.m. March 31 For more info, call Tommy Earnest at (850) 447-1975 or Christi Earnest at (850) 320-1634 Adults Flatheads ONLY! $50 entry fee Kids Flat, Blue or Channel $20 (Under 14 FREE) BEST WISHES FROM ALL OF US AT Bristol City Hall 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St. Bristol (850) 643-2261 March 30, in observance of Good Friday. We hope you enjoy your holiday! Have a Happy Easter! LIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Sheriff Eddie Joe White & Staff May this season of joy and renewal give you dozens of reasons to rejoice! Bright Easter Wishes Our administrative Good Friday, Mar. 30 El egant E aster Flowers & G ifts Happy Easter! Fruit & Shade Trees M c Millans NURSERY 19277 SR 20 West Blountstown 674-2454 Bedding Plants Hanging Baskets Yard Decor MARIANNA Chipola College made history March 17 when the colleges Brain Bowl team cap tured the FCSAA State Championship, the schools eighth state title. Chipolas Blue Team went 10-0 in the state tour nament beating Valencia in overtime in the cham pionship round. Trailing by 175 points at the break, Chipola mounted a second-half surge to win the championship by the score of 530-395. Blue Team overall, Alex Tharp and Garrett McDaniel. Chipolas eight state titles breaks the previous re cords set by Valencia and Broward Colleges both of which have won seven. Chipola won seven straight State Championships from 2008 to 2015 and has won three Community College National Championships. all in individual scoring. Other Gold Team members are Hayden Church, Caroline Gilley and Mathew Pel ham. Chipola Brain Bowl team brings home state championship Members of the Chipola College State Champion Brain Bowl team are, from left: Assistant Coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, Head Coach Stan Young, Hunter Davis, Katie Everett, Alex Tharp and Garrett McDaniel.
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 $20. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ADS: email@example.com JOURNAL STAFF Johnny Eubanks....................Publisher Teresa Eubanks..........................Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro.................Advertising Patricia Sherrod...Production Assistant OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 by Eleanor Dietrich, We have six different kinds of plants in the genus Erigeron, and they all have similar appearances. This particular one ( Erigeron vernus ) is an early spring bloomer, and often grows in groups, with a height of one to three feet. Their bright white flowers are easy to spot along the roadside and many flowers bloom on one plant. It is in the Compos ite family, so what look like white petals are actually ray flowers, with as many as forty in one flower head. The centers are made up of bright yellow disk flowers, making a very cheery display. Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance (www.facebook.com/groups/panhandlewildflowers/) Wild fl ower alert Daisy Fleabane Sewell/Ray/Thompson Family Reunion Apr. 14 The 74th annual Sewell/Ray/ Thompson family reunion will be held Saturday, April 14 at Camp Head Church located just off CR 274 West on Camp Head Church Road. Gathering starts around 10 a.m. CT so bring your lunch baskets and come early for fellowship. Spring has sprung at the Calhoun County Public Library! Children and parents are invited to come celebrate the season at the an nual Spring Fling Story Time. Join us in the Blountstown Public Library Heritage Room on Thursday, March 29 at 10 a.m. to enjoy a funcelebrating this beautiful time of year. Spring Fling at the Need to get to a computer, but don't get off work until after 5:30 p.m.? Can't wait till Saturday to get your documents scanned? We've got you covered! The Blountstown Public Library Adult Computer Lab is now open un til 7 p.m. CT on Mondays. The front doors will still be clos ing at 5:30 p.m. as usual, so be sure to park in the rear parking lot and enter through the courtyard if youre plan ning to join us for Mondays Late Lab. Late Lab days at Blountstown library It is time once again for the Sec ond Annual House United Ministries Spring Gala! Please join us on April 21 at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center located in Bristol, from 6 to 9 p.m. CT (7 to 10 p.m. ET ) for an eve ning of awareness and fun. We will serve dinner while we enjoy music, silent auctions, conversation with one another, and be blessed by a wonder ful speaker and exemplary leader. Get in on the pre-sale special good through the end of March. The cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple. You can purchase your tickets on our website at www.houseunitedminis tries.com or by calling Christi Shoe make at (850) 294-5371 to make ar rangements for payment to be picked up. Help put a stop to domestic vio lence. Spring Gala set for April 21 in Bristol The Quincy Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #2672 is making plans for its 7th Annual Bill Miller Memorial Bat tle of the Bands to be held Saturday, March 31 beginning at 3 p.m. Come enjoy performances by Side Track, Caliber, Hot Garbage, TriForce, Pickin & Grinnin, McCall & Katareen, Below the Dam Band and Sheperd Creek Band. Food by Yosties Chili Parlor and The Salty Cracker. The success of this event is cred ited largely to our sponsors, who lend the event. The money we raise for this Institute. This event is free and open to the public. By participating as a sponsor, you will be able to enjoy excellent expo sure of your organization through our promotional efforts for this event. We have three levels of sponsorship pack ages. You can select the level of par ticipation that best meets your needs and be secure in the knowledge that your sponsorship fee will be used for this event and for The Cancer Research Institute. We are counting on your support and will be happy to answer any ques tions you may have. Thank you in advance for your will ingness to support the efforts of the Quincy Loyal Order of Moose and to make a difference in our community. Quincy Moose Lodge is located at 1831 West Jefferson St. in Quincy. Call (850) 544-8928 for more information or if you would like to become a sponsor. Battle of the Bands fundraiser planned in Quincy March 31 NEWS FROM THE PEWS CRUSADERS RESTORATION MINISTRIES CHURCH Crusaders Restoration Ministries Church would like to remind everyone that we are in revival at Victory Through Truth Minis tries Church in Woodville all this week services start at 7 p.m. ET There will be no services this week at CRMC please come join us in Woodville. You are also invited to our annual Eas ter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 31 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET And to our Easter service at 11 a.m. ET on April 1. There will be no Sunday School and no evening service on Easter Sunday. The church is located at 10467 Henry Kever Road in Bristol across from Tolar School. For more information call (850) 567-8075. k LAKE MYSTIC BAPTIST CHURCH Please join us on Easter Sun day, April 1, for our annual Sonrise Ser vice at 7:30 a.m. ET You are also invited to join us for Sunday School, which begins at 9:45 a.m., with the morning worship service to follow at 11 a.m. The church is located at 15292 NW County Road 12 in Bristol. For more in formation call (850) 643-2351. k FRINK BAPTIST CHURCH Frink Baptist Church will have Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 1 at 6 a.m. CT Breakfast will follow in the fellowship hall. There will be no further services that day. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 11030 SW Frink Baptist Church Road in Clarksville. For more information call (850) 6437591. k ABE SPRINGS CHURCH Abe Springs Baptist Church will be selling BBQ sandwich plates and hold a bake sale at the Quick Pic in Blountstown on Hwy 20 West on Saturday, March 31 be ginning at 8 a.m. Proceeds will go toward the remod eling of the fellowship room. Everyone please come by and get a BBQ plate and take home a cake or pie for Easter dinner. The ladies auxiliary is sponsoring this. The church is located at 13913 SW CR 275 in Blountstown. For more informa tion, please call (850) 674-8728, (850) 814-6078, (850) 573-2361 or (850) 6436561. k GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31 at 2 p.m. ET There will be an egg hunt, face paint ing, crafts and snacks, as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny! The church is located at 18633 NE State Road 65 in Hosford. For more in formation call (850) 379-8595. Wednesday, March 28 Thursday March 29 Friday, March 30 Saturday, March 31 Monday, April 2 Sunday, April 1 Tuesday, April 3 BIRTHDAYS Elaine Anders, Amanda King, Debby Grantham, Hannah Moore and Missy Nobles BIRTHDAYS Wendy Lampkin Millette, Greg Reese & Marinda Geiger BIRTHDAYS Braylon Strickand, Darren Jackson, Justin Terry, Betty J. Smith, Merle Headings, Allie Roberts and Cindy Revell BIRTHDAYS Linda Bailey, Laura Deason, Dottie Howard & April Stone BIRTHDAYS Glenda Sue Vickery & Megan Shoemake BIRTHDAY Nancy Brooks Mears ANNIVERSARY Jack & Linda Green ANNIVERSARY Howie & Dedira Bess March/April 2018 Super Council Meeting 5:30 p.m. CT at Blountstown Public Library Community Catfish Tournament at Bristol Boat Landing Registration from 9 to 10 a.m. ET Begins at 5 p.m. Easter Egg Hunts 11 a.m. CT at Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown 2 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford Community Catfish Tournament at Bristol Boat Landing Ends at 1 p.m. ET 3 p.m. ET at Quincy Moose Lodge in Quincy On This Day in History Ponce De Leon discovers Florida in 1513 Find A Rainbow Day Find A Rainbow Day Strikes for Christ 7 p.m. ET CLJ NEWS .COM T
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 Dont miss... Calhoun Countys HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY FREE FREE Saturday, April 7 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Were taking old computers and components at Calhoun County Recycling Center. PLEASE, NO GAS CYLINDERS OR EXPLOSIVES NO TIRES AND NO GLASS Bring your plastic soda & milk jugs, newspapers & cardboard. NO COMMERCIAL WASTES, HOUSEHOLD WASTE ONLY. Small businesses including schools and growers will be accepted at a reduced rate Please call 674-8075 for details. HAZ-MATS are Hazardous Household Materials & other Toxic Wastes Pesticides Insecticides Pool Chemicals Solvents Fertilizers Spot Removers Paint Stale Gasoline Used Oil Paint Thinners Antifreeze Batteries Brake Fluid Paint Strippers Furniture Polish Engine Degreasers CALL 674-8075 FOR DETAILS Sponsored by The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners Happy Easter Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 C ITY T IRE C O. MV5496 We carry Heavy Duty Truck Parts and make hydraulic hoses! COME SEE US FOR ALL YOUR HEAVY DUTY TRUCK PARTS We are NOW OPEN! PHONE (850) 6745130 Truck AND Auto Parts House, LLC Same Location: 18876 SR 20 W, BLOUNTSTOWN David OBryan is BACK! H & S TALLAHASSEE U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) hosted his Farmers Roundtable to address issues af fecting the nations agricultural industry and rural communities on Saturday, March 24. During the two-hour dialog, held at the Tallahassee Community College Center for Workforce Develop ment, Rep. Lawson discussed federal crop insurance, nutritional programs and trade enforcement laws ad ministered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also sought input from the more than 100 attendees, which included area farmers and agriculture industry representatives. The Farmers Roundtable provided me the oppor tunity to talk one-on-one with the men and women who put food on Americas tables and to receive their feedback on how we can better serve them, Rep. Lawson said. The issues we discussed are critical for our nations growers and have a strong impact on the agriculture system. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson (MN-07) discussed the reautho rization of the Farm Bill, a comprehensive bill that ensures that our nations farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to be productive. It was important for me to attend todays Farm ers Roundtable to express my concerns about crop insurance and ask how the government can help, said Ernest Fulford, president of the Jefferson County Florida Farm Bureau. I am thankful to Congressmen Lawson and Peterson for speaking with us and listen ing to our needs. Hopefully they can address some of our concerns. Agriculture is a more than $120 billion industry in Florida, with more than 9.5 million acres of farm land in production, and one of the strongest pillars of our states economy supporting more than 2 million jobs. This was the second farmers roundtable hosted by Rep. Lawson, who serves on the House Agricul ture Committee with Rep. Peterson. Last year, he met with more than 60 growers, extension agents and aca Farmers Roundtable held to address agriculture industry demics in Monticello, where they discussed proposed changes to the rural development program within the USDA. Rep. Lawson, who serves on the House Agricul ture Committee, Nutrition Subcommittee, and has been a strong advocate for the farming industry, spon soring several pieces of legislation in support. He has met with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to discuss the importance of the SNAP program, and ensuring the states research institutions have the necessary re sources secured within the 2018 Farm Bill. Rep. also urged Secretary Perdue to commit to full enforcement of trade laws that strikes against Mexicos dumping of specialty crops and sugar into Floridas local Ag markets. February 2018 unemployment ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ---Feb.-18 Jan.-18 Feb.-17 Liberty.................4.4 4.7 4.9 Calhoun...............4.4 5.0 5.1 Holmes.................4.3 4.9 5.3 Jackson.................4.0 4.4 4.8 Washington...........4.1 4.6 4.9 Chipola Region.....4.1 4.6 4.9 Floridas seasonally ad justed unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in January 2018, unchanged from the revised December 2017 rate but down 0.7 percent age point from a year ago. There were 397,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force 10,152,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in January. Floridas seasonally adjusted to tal nonagricultural employment was 8,670,500 in January 2018, an increase of 1,500 jobs over the month. The state gained 150,900 jobs over the year, an increase of 1.8 percent. The unemployment rate in the Ca reerSource Chipola region was 4.6 per cent in January 2018. This rate was 0.9 percentage point lower than the year ago rate of 5.5 percent. The labor force was 41,478 up 512 over the year. There were 1,894 unemployed resi dents in the region. Chipola Ford welcomes their new salesman, Chad Capps. Chad invites all of his friends and family to visit him at Chipola Ford for the best deals around or call (850) 447-2084. Sales: 888-903-0507 Service: 888-764-0326 4242 Lafayette St. MARIANNA U.S. Rep Al Lawson meets DeMarcus Williams of the Federation of Southern Cooperative Farmers following the Farmers Roundtable. CLJ NEWS .COM T
MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 George and Twila Sanders will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27. A celebration is planned on April 7 from 12 to 2 p.m. ET at Telogia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 19800 NE SR 65. All friends and family are invited. No gifts, please. anniversary Celebration planned for couples 50th anniversary Come Home to Rehab. Happy Easter! Blountstown HEALTH & REHAB 16690 SW Chipola Road in Blountstown 674-4311 Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday, From the all of us at... For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Heres hoping your with wonderful moments. May you enjoy all of His blessings in abundance at this holy time of year. Rivertown Community Church 19359 State Road 71, BLOUNTSTOWN (850) 674-5747 4534 Lafayette Street, MARIANNA (850) 482-2477 1317 State Park Road, CHIPLEY (850) 638-8688 Over the week of Spring Break, Deputy Kyndal Strohecker, SRD at W.R. Tolar School and Deputy Robert Ramer, SRD at Hosford Elementary and Jr. High School, com pleted the Florida Sheriffs Associations Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) in Leon dividuals experiencing a mental health crisis and educate law enforcement on the availability of mental health resources in their communities. As part of the new Marjo ry Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act which was signed into law by Governor Scott earlier this month, all School Resource Deputies (SRDs) will be required to complete many agencies in our area in compliance with this condition of the new law. Pictured from left: Deputy Ramer, SRD Sergeant Chad Smith and Deputy Strohecker. School Resource Deputies complete Crisis Intervention Training program Note of Thanks Willard & Deann Reddick and Teresa Reddick Schulstadt Jeffery Seay Blountstown SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The March program found members of the Blountstown Womans Club circled around featured artist, Charles Pierce. Members witnessed the photo graph of a glowing sunset as it was replicated on canvas. As colors and strokes took form, members on the artistic pro cess and creation of perspec tive. A passerby couldnt resist and purchased one of his beau tiful works. Arts is but one focus of the Blountstown Womans Club. Other community service projects emphasize conserva tion, education, home life, in ternational outreach and public issues. There is truly something for everyone seeking to live the volunteer spirit. Please visit GFWC Blountstown Womans Club on FaceBook or email BlountstownWomansClub@ gmail.com for more informa tion on upcoming meetings and events. Artist gives demonstration on painting techniques at meeting The Journal Job Market Email your info to email@example.com a vacancy? Let prospective employees know what position with an ad in...
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 COMMENTARY A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Late Night Laughs YouTube is planning a Karate Kid series that follows the characters 34 years later. The show is entitled Ralph Macchios Mortgage Is Due. CONAN OBRIEN A giant snowstorm hit the entire East Coast. People spent the morning posting pictures of the storm on Facebook, and Facebook spent the af ternoon selling them. JIMMY FALLON today due to a snowstorm in the Northeast. So I guess your life has been spared for one more day, dogs who had tickets on United! SETH MYERS In addition to President Trump, it turns out Kim Jong Un also called Putin to congratulate him on his election victory. Putin said afterward, Wow, Im hearing from all the crazies. CONAN OBRIEN Washington, D.C., got several inches of snow. President Trump built a snowman on the White JIMMY FALLON President Trump is now being sued by a porn star, a reality star, and a Playboy model or as Trumps evangelical supporters call that, the holy trinity. CONAN OBRIEN Since it came out that Facebooks data was mis used during the 2016 election, their stock has taken a huge dive. You can tell Mark Zuckerberg is worried, because today he applied for a job at MySpace. JIMMY FALLON Youve got to hand it to Trump. Between Playboy models, porn stars, and having his own helicop ter, hes living out every 14-year-old boys fan tasy every day. SETH MYERS The queen of England is planning a huge concert for her 92nd birthday. The queen made the deci CONAN OBRIEN Prince Harry and Meghan Markles wedding er is the name Queen Elizabeth uses on Tinder. SETH MYERS During President Trumps call to Vladimir Putin, he congratulated the Russian leader despite a message from his staff that read DO NOT CON GRATULATE. Which is why today Melania sent him a message that read DO NOT DIVORCE. CONAN OBRIEN It was revealed that President Trump congratu lated Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone for winning his controversial re-election, even though his advisers wrote in all capital let ters on his note cards, DO NOT CONGRATU LATE. Now, you can see what went wrong here the White House advisers didnt follow proto col. You cant just give him a card. You need to write down Do Not Congratulate in an email, send that email to Fox News, Sean Hannity will then read it to him on the air. That is how you get a message across. SETH MYERS Trumps two-front war for survival WASHINGTON President Donald Trump Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdys quote says and political corruption American people. tion. WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift
MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY The sun has set. The night sky is blueish. H artford, Alabama. Its suppertime. Highway 167 is getting to me. My wife and I have been on the road for days. My hindparts are sore. Weve slept in hotels, skipped breakfasts, and today we skipped lunch because we were in a hurry. Hunger has fallen upon us like General Hark. A restaurant ahead. A tiny place. A gravel parking lot full of pickups. A Pepsi sign in front. It reads: Home real food, happy faces, and a few pie coolers. The waitress is young. She says, Sit wher This place is buzzing. There are only a few free tablesa good sign. Its full of something An old man behind me is eating alone. Hes having a tough time feeding himself. His hands dont seem to work. Early Parkinsons maybe. Hes trying hard. The waitress takes good care of him. When ever he sees her, he smiles big enough to beat the band. Hold it. I owe you an apology for that last writer to indulge in. And its proof that Im my A lot of innocent bands were beaten during my childhood. I will always miss him. Anyway, seated beside our table is a red head boy with his family. His food arrives. Hes eating so fast hes in danger of passing out. I was a redhead like him once. I was a big eater, too. Once, my father took me to a coun try eatery and I ordered a triple cheeseburger. My father looked at me and said, Your out that it has nothing to do with food. haired ladies. They wear pearls, and pumps that match their handbags. These are women They are women who could balance the on their heads while vacuuming their den. for it, ambrosia. My wife orders grouper. I order turkey and dressing. My sides are zipper peas and cole slaw. Its been a lifetime since I had a zipper pea. This food is worth writing home about. The turkey deserves its own theme song. It tastes like my mothers fare. Mama was the kind who put pork products in all the right gist Association. Its funny, the things you start to miss the older you become. You dont even know youre missing them until one day you pull off the highway to eat. A smell, a meal, a taste, or a phrase. train whistles, Sunday schools, and old men who have Parkinsons. ished eating. He stands. Hes shaking bad. He leaves cash on the table. He hobbles outside. God love him. A waitress grins big at the man. is sweet enough to beat the band. There I go again. Anyway, if youre ever in Hartford, visit Moms Kitchen. Try the zipper peas. Leave a fat tip. Tell them I sent you. S EAN OF THE S OUTH MOMS KITCHEN BY SEAN DIETRICH ADVERTISE HERE ONLY $ 11 50 / week (850) 643-3333 firstname.lastname@example.org or Stop by in Bristol. MICHAELS Lawn Care 20798 NE Oak St. BLOUNTSTOWN (850) 819-5310 Licensed roofer and contractor, concrete work, landscaping, pressure cleaning, renovations, painting, vinyl and siding. Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMATES Call (850) 674-8092 WILLIAM'S Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" DAVI D JACKSON SUMMERS P. A Attorney at Law 12708 NW Pea Ridge Rd. Bristol email@example.com (850) 643-2030 P.O. Box 202, Altha (850) 272-0144 Clint Hatcher, Owner Building Lic. #RB29003511 New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTIAL & COMMER CIAL FREE Estimates Serving Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties Allens Concrete CALL BOBBY OR KELLY ALLEN FOR ALL OF YOUR CONCRETE NEEDS! Walls Driveways Slabs Custom Patios QUALITY SEAMLESS GUTTERS FREE ESTIMATES Quality Materials WARRANTY Roll formed on-site TELEPHONE (850) 209-5757 Kevin Brown Enterprises, INC CALL 674-8081 or 643-1594 (Cell) FREE Estimates! NISSLEYS TREE SERVICE & STUMP GRINDING The Calhoun-Liberty Journal SERVICE Directory Jo Marie Your Book Keep BUSINESS/PERSONAL BOOKKEEPING, RECONCILIATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL TAX RETURNS. Wewahitchka Sean Dietrich writes about life in the American South. His columns have ap peared in South Magazine, the Bitter South erner, Thom Magazine and the Tallahassee Democrat. He shares his observations and chroni cles his interaction with friends, family and strangers he meets along the way while sharing glimpses of daily life in our little corner of America. He has written several books which can be found on Amazon.com. R
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 Deputies were at the home in 11 minutes, ac cording to Calhoun County the homes phone line had been cut and the tool used Judys four younger children had been with her at his composure and keeping his emotions in check while on the phone with his father, according to things from becoming confrontational by guiding the stayed by the oldest sons side as he urged his father a Jackson County deputy was walking out from a side ing up his gun and dangling it by the handle before asked if the suspect needed medical attention due to the blood he saw on his clothing, his face and his back of the patrol car, he stated that his wife was go request an attorney and ask for pen and paper, which how he felt about them parting ways and shared his frustration that she had talked with family members Judy and Dan met in his home country of Romania Judy was an RN and her mother, Dorothy Yoder, said it had been her dream to go help with the children her husband was away on one of his frequent work Judy stayed in touch with family and friends online, through social media and She and her uncle worked together by email to write and edit family college here, Dan didnt think much of this coun not prepare her for someone like Dan who he felt was dren in getting their belongings shipped here from the perfect scripture out of her memory and wrap it was hard for him to understand he had done anything A photo Judy and Dan Belc taken during a family holiday. HUSBAND CHARGED WITH WIFES MURDER continued from the front page Blountstown Cub Scout Pack 137 took a tour of the Calhoun County Court house courtesy of Calhoun Clerk Carla Hand on March hand knowledge of how and where our local gov ernment operates. The scouts meet at First Baptist Church of Blountstown on Monday evenings from 6-7 p.m. CT call Nona Borelli (850) 643-6300 or Eddy Taylor (850) 643-7651. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Cub Scout Pack 137 tours the Courthouse
MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 SCHOOL CALHOUN LIBERTY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 BREAKFAST: Mini pancakes, turkey sausage or sliced ham, fruit LUNCH: Pulled pork sandwich, calzone or chef salad SIDES: Baked beans, baked potato wedges, fruit THURSDAY, MARCH 29 BREAKFAST: Grilled cheese sandwich, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Sliced ham with mac & cheese, chicken sandwich or garden chicken salad SIDES: Sweet potato, green beans, whole grain roll, fruit FRIDAY, MARCH 30 BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs and grits, biscuit, turkey sausage or sliced ham, fruit LUNCH: Pizza, hamburger, cheeseburger or chef salad SIDES: Baked potato wedges, lettuce & tomato salad, fruit MONDAY, APRIL 2 BREAKFAST: Grits with ham, sweet potato squares LUNCH: Chicken sandwich, buffalo chicken wrap or chef salad SIDES: Baked potato wedges, caesar salad with ranch, fruit TUESDAY, APRIL 3 BREAKFAST: Chicken biscuit, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Macho nachos, bbq chicken quesadilla or chicken caesar salad SIDES: Mexican rice, black beans, lettuce & tomato salad, fruit March 28 April 3 SCHOOL MENUS Bristol DENTAL CLINIC MENUS SPONSORED BY: *LIBERTY COUNTY MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk. Pea Ridge Road in Bristol Phone (850) 643-5417 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 BREAKFAST: Chicken biscuit, hash browns, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, HB/CB with fries, mozzarella breadstick, nachos, pizza or crispy chicken sandwich SIDES: Corn, strawberries THURSDAY, MARCH 29 BREAKFAST: Silver dollar pancakes, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, HB/CB with fries, mozzarella breadstick, nachos, pizza or corn dog S IDES : Green beans, peach cup FRIDAY, MARCH 30 BREAKFAST: Fun-E waffles, choice of breakfast pastry, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, HB/CB with fries, mozzarella breadstick, nachos, pizza or hot wings SIDES: Sweet potato fries, jello with fruit MONDAY, APRIL 2 BREAKFAST: Ham and cheese breakfast taco, hash browns, toast, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, HB/CB with fries, mozzarella breadstick, nachos, pizza or hot wings SIDES: Carrots sticks with ranch, sliced apples TUESDAY, APRIL 3 BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, maple syrup, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, HB/CB with fries, mozzarella breadstick, nachos, pizza or hot ham and cheese sub SIDES: Broccoli orange wedges WE BUY ALL TYPES OF METAL! DRIVE IT, HAUL IT, DRAG IT. CANT GET IT TO US? WELL COME PICK IT UP! Cumbaas METAL RECYCLING 21437 SE Hayes Ave. BLOUNTSTOWN For pricing call MATT (850) 674-6858 or dumpster service JAMIE (850) 643-7954 WELL BUY JUNK CARS! Dumpster Service Turn those cans into CASH! OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. CT Kathy Brown, Clerk of Court Cindy Walker, Property Appraiser Marie Goodman, Tax Collector Gina McDowell, Supervisor of Elections In observance of Good Friday, THE LIBERTY COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED ON Friday, Mar. 30 As we celebrate the miracle of us with hope, joy and gratitude. May the spirit of the Easter season bring much love and happiness to your heart and home as well. Rejoice! As we celebrate the miracle of us with hope, joy and gratitude. May the spirit of the Easter season bring much love and happiness to your heart and home as well. Rejoice! CARS BOATS RVs MCs & LOTS MORE! QUICK SHINE CAR WASH & DETAIL 10630 SR 20 BRISTOL 643-2100 BEST PLACE, BEST PRICES! EXPERIENCED HELP Let us outshine your imagination! Give a GIFT CERTIFICATE TODAY! Basic Clean-up INCLUDES FREE WAX OR LEATHER CONDITIONING! Calhoun and Liberty County schools will hold Kin dergarten registrations for the following schools: Hosford School & W.R. Tolar School Both Hosford and W.R. Tolar schools will be hold ing registration for the 2018-2019 kindergarten class es May 15 thru 17 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET Any 1 and did not attend Pre-K classes at Early Learning who are currently enrolled in Liberty Countys pre school program are not required to register. current immunizations and documentation of Liberty county residency. Carr School in the school library from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. CT on 1 and only a custodial parent or legal guardian my register a child. Please bring the following to registration: Proof of immunization form if any Proof of custody if there are custodial issues For more information contact Carr School at (850) 674-5395. REGISTRATIONS The 2018 Panhandle Tournament was held Tolar. pairing the Tolar Bull dogs against the Franklin to the championship game by defeating the the Hosford Panthers against the Altha Wild cats. The Panthers de pionship game against Tolar Panhandle Conference Softball Champs the Tolar Bulldogs. The W.R. Tolar Lady Bull dogs defeated the Hosford Panthers 12 2 for the tournament championship. W.R. Tolar would like to congratulate Coaches Lady Bulldogs for a great 11-1 season! Tolar coaches would also like to thank the softball team and their parents for their hard work and dedication this season. Congratulations to both Liberty County teams for be ing in the Championship game and on a great season. Liberty County High Schools Athletes of the Month for March are Anson Johnson (weightlifting), left, and Kaly Partridge (softball). To highlight athletic and academic perfor mance each month Liberty County High asked to submit names of their top athletes. from a sport that is cur rently in season. One male and one female is chosen from the list to be the athlete of the month. A com mittee looks at each athletes performance determine the winners. This months win ners are Anson John Johnson, Partridge named Liberty County High School March Athletes of the Month
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 SCHOOL NEWS Congratulations to Keith Grantham for being the Regional Champion in the 154 lb. class and the entire weightlifting team for being the Regional Runner up. At the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) Awards Banquet on March 17 at the The Vil lages Charter School, Brent Zessin was named the 2018 1A Mens Basketball Coach of the year and Kevon Godwin was named the 2018 1A Mens Bas ketball Player of the Year. Kevon (KK) Godwin participated in the FABC North vs South All Star Game later on March 17 KK participated in the Florida Athletic Coaches Associa tion (FACA) All Star Game on March 24 in Lakeland. The BHS FFA Land judging team competed at the state level over spring break and placed 13th in the state. The baseball team traveled to Cottondale to play on March 25. On March 27 the baseball team trav eled to Rutherford to play. The baseball team played North Methodist at home. The softball team will travel to Graceville on Thursday, March 29 to play at 6 p.m. CT On Fri day, March 30, the softball team will travel to Liberty County to play at 6 p.m. CT The track team will traveled to Chipley to partici pate in a meet on March 27 The track team will trav el to Marianna to participate in a meet on Saturday, March 31 at 10 p.m. CT BHS weightlifting is Regional runner up, Zessin named 1A Basketball Coach of the Year The following Blountstown High School students attended and competed at the Florida FBLA State Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fl. This event took place March 16-19, 2018. These students did an outstanding job representing BHS. The FBLA Adviser is Jonetta Dawson. Pictured from left: Trevor Carpenter, Sailor Blair, Paxton Blair, Mizzetta Holliday and Haliegh Tumminello. BHS FBLA The Florida Bandmasters Associa tion District 2 Music Performance As sessment was held in Chipley March 2-3. Both Blountstown High School and Blountstown Middle School choirs at tended. The Music Performance Assessment process is administered by the Florida Bandmasters Association as a learning and assessment tool to help our states band programs with professional feed back and evaluation. Many school dis tricts have adopted the MPA as a major portion of band students Subject Area Exam. stown Middle School choir performed as two separate choirs, the Boys Choir and The Girls Choir. Both choirs received a superior rating the highest score pos sible. The Blountstown High School choir also performed in the District 2 as sessment. The group received an overall excellent rating. BMS Boys Choir BMS Girls Choir BHS Boys Choir Blountstown choirs attend District 2 Music Performance Assessment There will be a NCAA Clearinghouse parent/stu dent forum Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Blount stown High School auditorium for 9 thru 12th grade. The purpose of this event is to better inform stu dents and parents of the NCAA high school require ments. Everyone has a role when it comes to NCAA eligibility. The school, the student, the parent, the coach, etc. It is important that all stakeholders under stand their responsibilities. Our hope is to provide clear explanation of the pro cess and eliminate the myths and rumors about the NCAA process and athletics at the college level. If you are a student or the parent of a student who is in terested in athletics at the college level, we encourage you to attend this forum. NCAA Clearinghouse parent/ student forum set for April 9 PHONE: (850) 880-6399 Email : info@AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org Stories written by Gaye Patton 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 be come a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cru elty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: www.AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org/HowToHelp Meet Opal! Opal is a gorgeous eightyear-old Australian Shepherd. This sweet girl is looking for a family who has a large yard where she can run around and play. Opal is very treat-driven and will do lots of trick for you in order to get them. If you're looking for a new best friend, then come meet Opal today! HELLO My name is Naomi Opal! Adoptables who were a part of the show attended auditions before Christmas and have been rehearsing during their music class at school, as well as, at after school rehearsals to prepare for the part of a musical. Help us preserve our areas heritage by volunteering at the Help us preserve our communitys heritage by volunteering your time and talents at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. Dont just stand there. Volunteer!Panhandle Pioneer SettlementBlountstowns Very Own Living-History Museum
MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 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. MONU M ENTS, INC. CUMBAA Let us help create a lasting tribute for your loved one. MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, & ALL CEMETERY WORK COMPARE OUR PRI C ES! CALL Janet Cumbaa Taylor (850) 447-0315 (850) 674-8449 firstname.lastname@example.org 19041 SR 20 W., BLOUNTSTOWN SERVING NW FL SINCE 1963 ...Because the greatest gift you can give your loved one is peace of mind. Call Todd today for a free pre-planning consul tation. We accept pre-arranged contracts from any funeral home, lock in todays prices forever. Affordable payment plans for both cremations and burials. Transferable if you move. Your Vision Your Budget www.bevisfh.com 12008 NW State Road 20 Bristol, Florida 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3636 & Crematory evis Funeral Home Bristol B Todd Wahlquist and Rocky Bevis Licensed Funeral Directors Calhoun County Amnesty Week The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will be providing means of disposing old furniture, white goods and other miscellaneous household items for Amnesty Week in each district. NO HAZARDOUS WASTE, TIRES OR ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED. This event is sponsored with funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. All questions regarding this service should be directed to the Chelsea Snowden in the Calhoun County This service will be available... Friday, April 6 Friday, April 13 at the following locations: DISTRICT ONE West Side Volunteer Fire Department DISTRICT TWO Behind Town Hall in Altha DISTRICT THREE Sheltons Park DISTRICT FOUR End of Fitten Road (by Hugh Creek Library) DISTRICT FIVE Kinard Park (behind Kinard VFD) Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Liberty County Transfer Station will be host ing FREE drop off of household hazard ous waste including paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, car batteries, computers, used oil, gasoline, etc., from local residents. Small businesses including schools, grow ers, etc. can drop off hazardous waste at a reduced charge. For business waste please call Liberty County Transfer Station for details at (850) 643-3777 or (850) 643-2773. THE LIBER TY COUNTY TRANSFER ST A TION & REC Y CLING Open to Conditionally Exempt Generators of Hazardous Waste FREE DROP OFF Dr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard and Betty Pitts The most memorable event in all history. A day that changed the World forever. Easter Sunday, Jesus arose and freed all Believers from the power of sin and death. OBITUARIES REV. WILLIAM "BILLY" WALLACE ALTHA Rev. William "Billy" Wallace, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He pastored Woodville P.H. Church, Vic tory Hill P.H. Church for 11 years, Apalachicola P.H. Church for four years, Church of God in Tallahassee for two years, Gulf Hammock Church of God for 11 years, and Quincy Assembly of God until recently. He evangelized and pastored for 64 years. He was a man of God and was used mightily by God in his ministry. He will truly be missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, William wife, Raynell Hancock Wallace; granddaughter, Che rie Hires; sister, Annie Skipper; brothers, Kaye and Gilbert Wallace; father and mother-in-law, Birdell and Hazel Bailey. Survivors include his wife, Edna Wallace of Altha; three sons, Daryl Wallace and his wife, Angel, Ricky Wallace and his wife, Renee and Bobby Wallace and his wife, Donna, all of Altha; one daughter, Katrina Hires and her husband, Shelby of Altha; grandsons, Robby Wallace and his wife, Robbie of Havana, Timm Wallace and his wife, Dani of Orlando, Craig Hires of Altha, Joey Granger his wife, Story of Oklahoma and Stephen Tatum and his wife, Becky of Niceville; granddaughters, Amber Barth and her husband, Nich olas of Altha, Marsha Byrum and her husband, Jon of Ft. Hood, TX and Angie Baird of Pensacola; greatgrandchildren, Mabry Wallace, Kathryn Barth, Ava Wallace, Julia Mariella and Curt Byrum, Tori Coffey, Rayleigh and Wyatt Griggs, Zoey Granger, Connor and Dylan Baird, Christian and Will McDaniel and Ethan Hires; two sisters, Alice Pitts of St. George Is land and Amanda Ogburn and her husband, James of Tampa; as well as several nieces and nephews. Services were held Sunday, March 25 at Altha Church of God. Interment followed in Victory Hill Cemetery in Altha. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. EARLINE SUMNER BLUE CREEK Earline Sumner, 87, of Blue Creek, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. She was born Jan. 28, 1931, in the Blue Creek community of Liberty County at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hampton Stoutamire. She graduated from Liberty County High School in Bristol as valedictorian and after graduation, mar ried the late E. Amos Sumner from the Vilas commu nity of Liberty County. She performed bookkeeping responsibilities for the E. Amos Sumner Pulpwood and Timber Compa ny up until the time she became school librarian and later school secretary at the Hosford Elementary and Jr. High School in Hosford, where she retired in 1994. She was a Sunday School teacher, Methodist Youth Fellowship leader, church pianist and member of the United Methodist Womens organization at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford. She was a homemaker and loved cooking, quilt ing, sewing and gardening. She was an ardent oil and canvas painter and loved to paint beautiful outdoor scenes from her childhood. Of all her many accom with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, E. Amos Sumner; a son, Reggie Sumner; her parents, Samuel Ira and Boonie Jane Stoutamire; and a sister, Mary Ann Payne. Survivors include her sons and their wives, Ear nest W. and Janice Sumner and Archie and Margo Sumner; daughters and their husbands, Melba and Arthur Faurot and Sally and Mike Mayo; a daughterin-law, Tracy Sumner; 10 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. Service were held Tuesday, March 27 at Grace United Methodist Church. Interment followed at Blue Creek Cemetery. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. JUDY YODER BELC BLOUNTSTOWN Judy Yoder Belc, 49, of Blountstown, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 23, 2018. She loved her children and wanted desperately to make good decisions for them. She loved her family and friends and remembered to check in with them and get updates on how things were working out. She was the constant encourager, always able to pull the perfect scripture out of her memory and wrap it around someone with comfort, grace and love. She had an unending supply of heal ing words. She was a giver of hope. Belc, Jesse Michael Belc, William Joel Belc, Wesley David Belc and Joseph Raphael Belc and one daugh ter, Heidi Larissa Belc, all of Tallahassee, her parents, Robert and Dorothy Yoder of Blountstown; four sis ters, Rachel Mast and her husband, Gary of Fair Play, SC, Miriam Valentine and her husband, Timothy and Powell and her husband, Benjamin of Clarksville; and one brother, Robert Yoder and his wife, Dorah of Zambia, Africa. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the church. Services will be held Wednesday, March 28 at 11 a.m. CT at Rivertown Community Church in Blount Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. WILLIAM CABEL "W.C." DEES BLOUNTSTOWN William Cabel "W.C." Dees, 94, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Blountstown. He was born on Nov. 28, 1923 in Pasco County, to Arthur and Euna Mickler Dees and had lived in Blountstown for the past 45 years, coming from Paso County. He was retired farmer and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown. Survivors include his wife, Willie Marie Dees of Blountstown; two sons, Lawrence Dees and his wife, Donna of Blountstown and Lamar Dees of Clarks ville; a stepson, Jerry Harris of Florida; a step-daugh ter, Sandi Thies of Tallahassee; his sister, Mary Eu nice Gates of Pasco County; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, March 26 at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown with Rev. David Wood in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. SYBIL B. AMMONS BLOUNTSTOWN Sybil B. Ammons, 81, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Blountstown. Born on Oct. 6, 1936 to Ellis and Clevie Sewell Baggett, she had lived in Blountstown all of her life. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include two sons, Roland Womble and his wife, Melinda of Kinard and Robert Womble, Jr. and his wife, Tami of Marianna; two daughters, Wan da Allen and her husband, William of Altha and Fran Watts and her husband, Tom of Blountstown; one brother, Larry Baggett and his wife, Carolyn of Mari anna; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. CT at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. See OBITUARIES continued on page 16 ALLAN RAY HALL ALTHA Allan Ray Hall, 62 of Altha, passed Sun day, March 25, 2018 in Panama City. He was born in Marianna on Sept. 26, 1955 and had lived in Altha most of his life. He worked as a handy man. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Lillian Free Hall and his grandparents, Leonard and Suzie Free. Survivors include four brothers, Kim Hall of Al tha, Tony Hall, Quinton Hall and his wife, April and Bryan Hall, all of Altha; one sister, Sue Willis and her husband, John of Altha, nine nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at Free Family Cemetery. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. CT at Free Family Cemetery in will follow. butions may be made to help with funeral expenses. Donations can be made to Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Its VerY Wise to Advertise Make the most of your business with a JOB ad in The Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL PHONE (850) 643-3333 email@example.com
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 LIBERTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, WE WILL TRAIN For more information contact Liberty Correctional Institution Recruiter Tony Hill at (850) 643-9628 CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS charge Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by the Florida Statutes. Physical and drug test are required. The Florida Department of Corrections is an JOB MKT. JOB FAIR NEW WAGE SCALE & SIGN-ON BONUSES Phone: (850) 674-5464 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V-/D $2,000 Sign-on Bonus Full-time RN & LPN $2,000 Sign-on Bonus Full-time CNA (3-11 p.m.) $1,000 Sign-on Bonus CNA (All other shifts) Now Hiring RNs LPNs CNAs & Therapy Positions Tuesday, April 3 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CT River Valley Rehab. Center 17884 NE Crozier Street Blountstown, FL 32424 On the spot interviews, refreshments & door prizes NURSING POSITIONS if you are looking for a new, exciting and FL is hiring RN and LPNs for Full Time, Part Time & PRN positions throughout the FL Panhandle. To apply visit: www.mhmcareers.com For more information call Michelle at (850) 692-5579. Resumes may be emailed to email@example.com. HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Administrative Assistant would report directly to the Equipment Manager at the Hosford Division. Job responsibilities would Maintain tag registration log for all Essential Job Responsibilities Education and Job Requirements Resumes will be accepted through Tuesday, April 3, 2018 CLJ NEWS .COM See JOB MARKET continued on page 17
MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 WILDLIFE LIBERTY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FLORIDA NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE is hereby given that on the 5th day of April 2018 at 6:00 p.m. ET in the Courtroom of the Liberty County Court house, located at: 10818 NW SR 20 BRISTOL, FLORIDA the Liberty County Board of County Commission will con duct a Public Hearing to con sider adopting a County Ordi nance entitled: ORDINANCE 2018AN ORDINANCE OF THE LIB ERTY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PROVIDING FOR AMEND MENT OF ORDINANCE 91-02 AND SUBSEQUENT ORDINANCES SETTING DE POSIT FEES AT THE LIB ERTY COUNTY TRANSFER STATION, ESTABLISHING TIPPING FEES, COSTS OF DISPOSAL OF SPECIFIC HOUSEHOLD ITEMS DIS POSAL AT THE TRANSFER STATION, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF; WHEREAS the Liberty County Board of County Commission ers operates a Transfer Station for the temporary storage of Solid Waste materials; WHEREAS the Liberty Coun ty Board of County Commis sioners desires to establish a schedule of rates to be charged for the depositing of various types of materials at the Liberty County Transfer Station. NOW, THEREFORE be it or dained by the Liberty County Board of County Commission ers that: From the effective date forward there shall be charged a fee in accordance with the schedule set forth below for the deposi tory of solid waste with the Lib erty County Transfer Station. SCHEDULE OF FEES: The fees charged by the Lib erty County Transfer Station shall be: TIPPING FEES: increased from $50.00 a ton to $80.00 a ton TIRES: B) Common automobile tires and light truck tires of similar size...$5.00 each C) Commercial tires (larger than common automobile tires) (without rims)....$10.00 each TELEVISIONS: D) Televisions over 19 ...$18.00 each E) Televisions Under 19 ...$6.00 each NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE IS ACCEPTED This Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and recording with the Secretary of The Public is invited to attend the Public Hearing. Those persons who desire to speak regarding the adoption of this Ordinance may appear at the hearing and shall be heard. The Proposed Ordinance is on erty County Courthouse, which is located at: 10818 NW SR 20 BRISTOL, FLORIDA 32324 The meeting room is handicap accessible; however, those persons who may require spe cial assistance to attend at the Public meeting must make ar rangements in advance by call ing the Liberty County Clerk 2215 in advance of the meet ing. Any person who may desire to challenge the outcome of the meeting is responsible for making a verbatim transcript of the meeting. LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE MALLORY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT the Florida Statutes. 1992 HONDA CIVIC-TEAL Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE MALLORY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT the Florida Statutes. 1996 FORD RANGER-RED Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. NOTICE OF VOTE IN QUESTION Notice is hereby given: Joshua LM Kirkland Last known address of: Cory R. McAllister Last known address of: David M. Todd Last known address of: 15520 NE State Road 267 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol, after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the CalhounLiberty Journal Gina McDowell Liberty County Supervisor of Elections P.O. Box 597 Dated: March 28, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN RE: The Estate of JAMES CLARY CONNER, JR., PROBATE DIVISION Deceased. ______________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS PRIVATE The administration of the Estate of James Clary Conner, Jr., for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. this Notice is Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative RICHARD E. BENTON Florida Bar No. 209899 Suite Four (850) 297-0990 (850) 297-0888 (Telecopier) Personal Representative James C. Conner, III 1128 Landings Loop IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2017-CA-000058 Division: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR MID-STATE CAPITAL CORPORATION 2006-1 TRUST Plaintiff, -vsJUDY HALL, et al Defendants ______________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TO: BRANDON J. HALL BRANDON J. HALL NEW PRAGUE, MN 56071 BRANDON J. HALL BRANDON J. HALL BRANDON J. HALL COLEBY HALL COURTNEY E. HALL DARELL NORMAN HALL A/K/A DANIEL HALL DARELL NORMAN HALL A/K/A DANIEL HALL DARELL NORMAN HALL A/K/A DANIEL HALL DARELL NORMAN HALL A/K/A DANIEL HALL YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Liberty County, Florida: LOT NINE (9) OF ESTIFFANULGA LAKES ESTATE OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA AS PER PLAT THEREOF OF RECORD IN LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA. you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on VICTOR H. VESCIDO, Esquire, of Gibbons Neuman, Plaintiffs Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, publication of this notice on or original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 12th day of March, 2018. Kathleen Brown CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: Tera McDowell Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Susan Wilson, ADA Coordinator, 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 day; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. I f you have bats roosting in your attic, eaves or chimney spaces, now is the time to give them an eviction notice. Bat maternity season begins April 15 and runs through August 15. Exclusions of bat colonies must be completed before the season starts. During bat maternity season, bats gather to give birth and raise their young, said Terry Doon an, a Florida Fish and Wild life Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist and mammal conservation coordinator. The season lasts until the young bats Florida, this occurs from midApril through mid-August for most bat species. Bat exclusions are illegal dur ing this maternity season to pre inside structures and dying. Florida is home to 13 resident bat species, includ ing threatened species such as the Florida bonneted cluding buildings and houses. Although it is illegal to harm or kill bats in Florida, guidelines have been de veloped allowing for the legal exclusion of bats out side of the maternity season. Exclusion guidelines on how to remove bats from buildings can be found at MyFWC.com/Bats. Materi als and methods to exclude bats can affect the success of that process. For more information on how to con duct a bat exclusion, watch this YouTube video: How to Get Bats Out of a Building. Further details on how to conduct a legal bat exclusion can be found at Bat Conservation International. part of the ecosystem. The states native bats help keep insect populations under control, with the average bat eating hundreds of insects a night. In addition to the and other insects at bay for resi dents enjoying the outdoors, the value of insect suppression by bats to U.S. agriculture has been estimated to be in the billions of dollars. There are several ways that Florida residents and visitors can help bats: Preserve natural roost sites, including trees with cavities and peeling bark. Dead fronds left on palms can also provide roost ing spots for bats. Put up a bat house. Report unusual bat behavior to: MyFWC.com/BatMortality. Bats can carry rabies. Al though infected bats may not become aggressive, like any other wild animal, they can bite to defend themselves if handled. Dont touch or go near any wild animal, especially one thats not acting normally. For more information about rabies, visit the Florida De partment of Health website at FloridaHealth.gov. FWC staff are working to learn more and share in formation about Floridas bats. For more information on Floridas bats, go to MyFWC.com/Bats. If you need to speak with a regional wildlife assistance biologist for more information. April 15 marks start of BAT MATERNITY SEASON FWC provides some safety tips for living with alligators T he American alligator is a con servation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alliga tors of every size. They are an important part of Flor idas wetlands, but should be regarded with caution and respect. Alligators become more active and visible during spring when tempera tures rise and their metabolism increas es. Although serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommends tak ing precautions when having fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Reduce the swimming only in designated swim ming areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water. Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their dis tance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal.
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 OBITUARIES continued from page 13 JOYCE MARIE KAMMERDIENER MILTON Joyce Marie Kammerdiener, 60, of Milton passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Pensacola. Born in Gary, Indiana, Jan. 8, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Joyce Summerlin Faircloth. She was a homemaker and was a member of First Pentecostal Church in Pensacola. She was also a member of Escambia County Citizen Advisory Committee. She was preceded in death by her parents, John ny and Joyce Faircloth; her sister, Faye Skaggs and her granddaughter, Haylie Brown. Survivors include her husband, Robert Kam merdiener of Milton; her son, Jerry Wayne Brown and his wife, Julie of Clarksville; daughter, Maria Ann Milstead and her husband, Jesse of Molino; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers, Bobby Faircloth, Wayne Brown, Floyd Brown and Edward Squirrel Hill, all of Blount stown; and one sister, Patsy Guzman, also of Blountstown. Services were held at the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 27 with Pas in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. KATHY IRENE CAIN FRANKLIN KINARD Kathy Irene Cain Franklin, 57, of Kinard, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Panama City. She was born Nov. 16, 1960 in Pan ama City to Theron and Mildred Lollie Cain of Kinard. She was a 1978 graduate of Blountstown High School. She married Ricky Franklin on Oct. 11, 1991 at the Kinard Community Center. They shared 26 years of marriage together and resided in Kinard. She had no children of her own, but and cook. She was a member of Open Arms As sembly Church in Frink. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Cain of Kinard; and a sister, Vio let Goss of Clarksville; Survivors include, her husband, Ricky Franklin of Kinard; a sister, Dar a brother, Justin Earl Cain and his wife, Beth of Chipley; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Friday, March 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. CT at the home Darlene and Jimmy rization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. MARY LOU BLOUNT MABANK, TX Mary Lou Blount, 83, of Ma bank, TX died Jan. 25, 2018 in her hometown of Ma bank, TX due to stroke-related issues. Born on April 24, 1934, she had lived in Blount stown until about 2002. She relocated back to her childhood home town of Mabank, TX in 2003 where she lived until her death. She was preceded in death by her parents Ethel Cook-Blount and Fay Leon Blount, her eldest sibling Patricia Blount-Koani and youngest sibling John Wil of Dallas, TX. She is survived by two younger siblings, Glenie Blount and Dixie Blount; her four adult children, Ma ria Nichols, Steven Nichols, Stephanie Nichols and Dolly Elliott; her second former husband, Ben Elliot of Orange County, CA; additionally, she is survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews; grand nieces and grand nephews throughout the U.S. Memorization was done by cremation. A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for April. Neptune Society of Plano, TX was in charge of the arrangements. The Mayhaw Community Associa tion met Saturday, March 17 to help beautify the area on and around River Street. We get together continuously to improve our community by doing the President of MCA. An old building on River Street in disrepair was given a face lift as Blountstown Fire Chief Ben Hall enlisted the help of group to trans form the eyesore. They spent most of their day gathering up debris, removing fallen limbs and boarding up windows. They also have plans to paint it in the near future. While in the neighborhood with help to spare, MCA also repaired a set of dilapidated steps for Beverly Jean Holmes and cleaned up Nancy Engrams yard, two Mayhaw Commu nity residents. ABOVE: Before and after photos of Beverly Jean Holmes kept watch on piles of burning leaves. ABOVE: The men of MCA start the daunting task of making this old building presentable. ABOVE LEFT: A volun teer stands with Beverly Jean Holmes after repairs were completed. ABOVE CENTER: Nancy Engrams yard after MCA mowed, trimmed and cleaned it.
MARCH 28, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 STARSCOPE March 28 April 3, 2018 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, take some time to assess a situation before you act on gut instinct. Your initial reaction may not be the best way to go. Ask a trusted friend for advice. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, when you get an idea in your head, it can take a monumental effort to persuade you to think otherwise. This week your ideas may need tweaking. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Stop planning for the immediate future and start thinking long-term, Gemini. This way you can relax as much as possible and enjoy the ride knowing all things are in order. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 It is very easy to become complacent, Cancer. Just when you thought your week would be routine, things get stirred up in ways you never would have imagined. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if a career change has been on your mind, it may be better to dip a toe into the waters rather than jumping in all at once. Try an internship before making a commitment. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, its understandable that you want to prove yourself as capable as ever. But accepting a little help is not a sign of weakness. In fact, it is a sign of strength. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Family matters push to the forefront, Libra. This may require all of your attention for the time being. Clear your schedule so you can give this the attention it deserves. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, overcoming challenges as they are presented to you is one of the things that makes you so successful. But even the best task master needs some rest and relaxation. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 occasions, Sagittarius. If you want to be the life of the party, then go ahead. If you want CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Its not worth getting into an argument to win a point with someone who doesnt have all of the facts, Capricorn. Rest your case and forge ahead with what you know is right. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 for you at this moment in time, Aquarius. If you have been pondering a move, you may want to devote more time to vetting the idea. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Splurge on something that you have been considering buying for a while, Pisces. As long as you can afford it, you can splurge without any guilt. THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS To place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon ET on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. FOR SALE Transfer tub bench, knock down tool free back, legs and arms, new, still in box, never (850) 643-2992. 3-28, 4-4 Scrubs, size 3X, good condition, two-piece sets at $5 each or three-piece sets at $8 each. Call (850) 674-8285. 3-28, 4-4 The Calhoun-Liber ty Ministry Center in Blountstown is grow ing. Stop in and check out our vast selection of items great for stocking up your closet. Phone (850) 674-1818. UFN Female goat, at a rea sonable price. Call (850) 643-4392. 3-21, 3-28 Tell em you saw it in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal! 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Found on Old Bristol Road Call (850) 379-8638. 3-28, 4-4 CAMPER/RV 1979 Chevy RV C30, self contained, $3,500 or will trade for S-10, Rang er, Jeep, etc. Call (850) 447-5885. 3-28, 4-4 2005 Dutchman Denali Fifth Wheel 33 ft, three slide outs, very good condition, ready to go im Please text or call Diane for pictures or more info (850) 643-1519. 3-28, 4-4 included 2BD, 1.5BA townhouse Commercial, Old Mexican Restaurant Mobile home lots 3BR, 2BA singlewide 3BR, 1.5BA house 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN BRISTOL 5 x 10 ..... $ 27 10 x 10 .... $ 45 10 x 20 .... $ 75 10 x 25 .... $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN F RENT B 3 BR 2 BA Mobile home located 6 miles north on Hwy. 69 N. Damage & clean months rent required. Water, sewer, and grass cutting provided. 3 BR 2 BA Newly remodeled mobile home. NO PETS, APP. & REF. REQUIRED (850) 556-3173 UFN Happy Easter TO ALL! The Calhoun County 20776 Central Avenue East Blountstown (850) 674-5049 SHERIFF GLENN KIMBREL We hope you enjoy a safe and wonderful holiday. be closed in observance of Good Friday on March 30. Wishing everyone a happy and wonderful Easter with family & friends The CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE will be CLOSED for Good Friday on March 30. Carla Hand, Clerk of Court and Staff 2 positions Temporary/seasonal work cultivating, harvesting blackberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, from 4/25/2018 to 9/7/2018 at JB Farm Market LLC, Richwood, OH in Union county. This job requires a minimum of three months of agricultural employ ment experience, preferably on a fruit/vegetable farm. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/ carry 60 lbs. $13.01/hr or current applicable AEWR or applicable piece rate depending on crop activity. Raise/bonus at employer discretion. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facil ities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transpor tation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Work force Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #3575175. PO AF1103 3-28-18 JOB MARKET continued from page 14 THE JOURNAL by listing your unused items in The Journal Email: thejournal Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The JOURNAL
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 28, 2018 The Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL AND CLJNews.com AN EASTER WISH May your heart and your Golden Pharmacy Easter Cards 50 % Take your Easter OFF Baskets Candy Gifts Whitman & Russell Stover chocolate bunnies and eggs Your Easter Basket HEADQUARTERS! ...just remember EASTER DECOR 30 % OFF HOURS: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 17316 NE SR 65 in Hosford HOSFORD Family Practice LIBERTY COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CALL (850) 379-5800 FOR AN APPOINTMENT Faith, Hope, Renewal Happy Easter to you and yours. We hope you have a special holiday with family and friends. WE WILL BE CLOSED Mar. 30 for GOOD FRIDAY THE LIBER TY COUNTY TRANSFER ST A TION & REC Y CLING For questions, please call (850) 643-3777 HAVE A HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND! Liberty County Transfer Station Friday, March 30 Inventory REDUCED TO COST! Teams kick up some