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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Calhoun Liberty journal
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Bristol, FL
Liberty Journal, Inc., Johnny Eubanks- Publisher, Teresa Eubanks- Editor
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Began in Sept. 1991.
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Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Lots of News from the Pews this week.............4 VFW picnic Saturday, Corrections Job Fair.........5 FWC says: Go hog wild this spring.................6 COLUMN: A shing lesson from a wily bass......6 The Job Market..........11 Obituaries............13 The Calhoun LIBERTY J OURNAL 50 includes tax Wednesday April 4, 2018 Vol. 38 No. 14 Blountstown clerk and Telogia store owner charged with stealing lottery ticket winnings by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two people were arrested last week when Florida Lottery Agents visited 18 re tail stores in Calhoun and Liberty Counties to ensure employees were giving customers their winnings when presented with scratchoff tickets. They found one store in Blountstown and one in Telogia where the ticket holder in this case, an undercover agent did not re ceive the money. A clerk was charged with grand theft af ter an agent working with the lottery went to the West End Quick Pic in Blountstown just after 2 p.m. on March 26 and attempted to redeem a scratch-off ticket valued at $600. After handing the ticket over to Frances Evonna Brinson, 60, of Blountstown, the agent asked her to scan it at the terminal. Al though the terminal gave an audible tone to indicate it was a winning ticket, she told the undercover agent that it was not, even after she was asked to scan it a second time. Florida Lottery Agents returned a short time later and questioned Brinson, who ad mitted that she kept the ticket and put it in her purse. She was arrested and the ticket was taken as evidence. Agents paid a visit to T&P Grocery in Telogia the following day around 1:45 p.m. and presented another scratch-off ticket of the same value. The ticket was given to the store owner, Panama City. He scanned the ticket as re quested and the terminal gave an audible tone indicating it was a winning ticket. Mah moud then handed over $10 to the under cover agent, who was aware the ticket was worth $600. Minutes later, Florida Lottery Agents came back to the store and took Mahmoud into custody. The winning ticket had been set aside and was found folded in half near the stores knife case. It was taken into evidence. Both were charged with grand theft of over $300, which is a third degree felony $5,000, or both. The clerk who was arrested has been terminated by his employer, who also signed again be employed at that business, according to a Taylor Nash, Deputy Communications Director for the Florida Lottery. The owner who was arrested has been terminated as a Florida Lottery retailer. The checks done last week were part of the lotterys Division of Security Retailer Integrity Compliance Operations. With the exception of the two stores where arrests were made, all other retailers conducted the transactions appropriately, Nash said. Brinson was given a conditional release March 27. Mahmoud was released on $5,000 bond March 28. FRANCES E. BRINSON MOHAMED MAHMOUD Jensen Lee, 8, of and second place in the kids category at Saturdays Community Fishing Tournament in Bristol. See more inside on PAGE 7 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two women are facing drug, counterfeiting and child abuse charges and a registered sex of fender staying with them was arrested for failing to report his new address after an investi gation into counterfeit money led investigators to a home at 12319 NW Central Ave. in Bristol last Thursday. A ten-year-old child living there had just left for school when members of the Liberty at the home with a search war rant. Investigators found Kar en Baggett, 34, Jacquelyn Mar tindale, 29 and James Houston, 47 and learned that they had been smoking methamphet amine a few hours earlier while the youngster was still at home. Investiga tors found metham phetamine, prescription drugs and drug para phernalia throughout the residence. The deception came to light after a $50 bill used at the To lar Book Fair on March 9 was recognized as fake by someone with the school bank who no ticed Chinese characters on it, according to Capt. John Sum mers. He said that two attempts were made in February to use the money at the Chevron in Bristol but an alert clerk no ticed something wasnt right. The women tried to use a $50 bill once; another time, they brought in a $100 bill. Both were rejected by the clerk who saw one had Chinese charac ters printed on it and the oth er was labeled For Motion Picture Use Only. The bills do appear realistic un less you look closely, ac cording to Summers. The Chi nese writing on two of the bills is about a quarter of an inch high and an inch wide. He noted is harder to catch with even smaller writing. Summers said they have surveillance video of the school transaction as well as the two attempted purchases at the convenience store. Both Baggett and Martin dale were charged with three counts each of uttering forged bills, checks, drafts or notes; possession of methamphet amine; possession of certain drugs without prescriptions; possession of drug parapherna lia and neglect of a child. Houston, a registered sex offender, was arrested for fail ing to report his change of resi dence. All three were taken to the Liberty County Jail. The youngster was removed from the home by the Depart ment of Children and Families. Bagget and Martindale are each being held on $7,000 bond. Houston is being held on $2,500 bond. J. MARTINDALE KAREN BAGGETT JAMES EARL HOUSTON Fake $50 bill used at Tolar School Book Fair last month; two other bills turned down at store Three charged after counterfeit money investigation J OURNAL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax Wednesday APRIL 2017 WINNERS PAGE 14 Cookout in Bristol raises $4000 to help local man undergoing treatment for cancer PAGE 3 TALLAHASSEE FDLE has unveiled Floridas updated Sex Offender Registry improving ease of use for citizens and mak ing the webpage mo bile friendly. The new look makes it easier for citizens to search for offenders by name, living in neighbor hoods and on college campuses. Everyone can also access Florida sex offender laws, safety tips and other state registries. Visit the website at www.offender.fdle. FDLE upgrades states sex offender registry cuss issues and get updates on plans and projects. The topics ranged from school and public building safety to infrastructure ideas and funding possibilities. See more inside on Page 10.


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2018 compiled by Journal Editor, Teresa Eubanks A RREST R EPORT S CALHOUN COUNTY APRIL 2 Tony Thomas, non-support of children or spouse, CCSO. Cathy Rena Terry, convicted felon registra tion, CCSO. Jerry Allen Mayo, failure to appear, dealing in stolen property on the internet of $300 or more, BPD. Christy Leeann Graybill, interfering with custody, violation of conditional release, CCSO. Talisha Danielle Gonzalez, VOP, CCSO. James Arthur Friend, failure to appear for felony offense, CCSO. MARCH 31 Jesse Price, possession of methamphet amine, possession of drug equipment, VOP, CCSO. MARCH 30 James Whittaker, VOP, CCSO. MARCH 29 Justin Martice Black, non-support of chil dren or spouse, CCSO. Tracey Kim Caudell, possession of meth amphetamine, CCSO. MARCH 28 Victoria Lynn McClure VOP, CCSO. Kevin Justin Hansford, VOP (x2), CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY APRIL 2 Jessica Williams, failure to appear, LCSO Jessica Turner, VOP, GCSO Sydney Joyce Sims, holding for Gulf, GCSO Carrie Mayo, VOP, LCSO Lisa Renee Jamerson, failure to appear, GCSO. Margaret Julia Foster, possession of meth amphetamine, LCSO. APRIL 1 Tony Lorenzo Thomas, out of county war rant, LCSO. Sandra Smith, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Donna Bickerstaff, holding for Gulf, GCSO. MARCH 30 William Webb, holding for Leon, LCSO. MARCH 29 Stacy L. Shaw, VOP, LCSO. Jacquelyn Martindale, child neglect without great bodily harm, possession of drug equip ment, possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription, possession of methaqualone, passed forged bank bill, LCSO. Alex Jordan Kinsey, property damage of less than $200, LCSO. James Earl Houston, sex offender viola tion, LCSO. Linda Carol Bice, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Karen Baggett passing forged bank bill, child neglect without great bodily harm, pos session of drug equipment, possession of harmful new legend drug without a prescription, possession of methaqualone, LCSO. MARCH 28 Demi M. Ammons, failure to appear, LCSO. MARCH 27 Nancy Wolinski non-support of children or spouse, GCSO. Mohamed Mahmoud Abdelfattah Mah moud, grand theft over $300 but less than $1,000 FL Lottery. __________________________________________________ Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. SHERIFFS LOG Provide Information about a crime Remain Anonymous Receive a Reward Proudly serving Calhoun and Jackson Counties 1-888-804-8494 Pd by CSTF REWARD REWARD REWARD CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS M oran & S mith, LLP PROVIDING SERVICES IN Accounting, Tax Planning and Preparation, Bookkeeping, Estate Planning, Auditing & more. PLEASE CALL TO SET UP AN APPT. BRISTOL Chris Moran, CPA 10850 NW SR 20, (850) 643-1089 QUINCY Randall W. Smith, CPA 15 N Stewart St., (850) 627-6362 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 17845 N. Main St. BLOUNTSTOWN 674-4600 ALDAY INSURANCE AGENCY Auto Home Commercial call for an insurance quote! Hours: Mon. Fri. 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Hatchers Lawn Service (850) 381-1775 Mowing Hedging Edging Small Tree Pruning Pressure Washing Window Cleaning & MORE Where detail matters and every job in done with pride. Owner Zachary Hatcher BRISTOL 12670 NW Shuler Lane FREE ESTIMATES Serving Liberty, Calhoun & Surrounding Counties Inmate at CCI charged with having synthetic marijuana An inmate at Calhoun Correctional Institu tion has been charged with possession of con traband following an investigation that began 11 months ago. Tavoris Battle, 28, of Blountstown, was ar rested for having 44 grams of synthetic can nabinoid (marijuana) while incarcerated at the facility in Blountstown. Battle was seen coming from an unsecured conducted a pat-down search on April 20, 2017. Battle broke away and ran toward a group of inmates at the center gate who were waiting in line for a meal. Battle was seen reach ing into his pants before going up to another inmate and putting something down his shirt. The contraband was seized and Battle admitted it was his. Battle was imprisoned for obstructing a crime investigation and possession of cocaine (2009); burglary of a dwelling (2007) and robbery (2012). The offens es occurred in Broward County. TAVORIS BATTLE Teen charged after trashing rental home A 19-year-old from Bristol who tore off a screen door in his mothers rental home and began destroying items in the residence because she woke him up was charged with criminal mischief after the March 29 incident. According to the arrest report, Alex Kinsey was believed to have taken a ra dio from the vehicle of a friend of his mothers. The owner said if the radio was re turned he would not press charges. His mother said that when she awak ened Kinsey to ask about the radio, he lost his temper and began trashing the house and cursing at everyone, accord ing to the arrest report. When he was told he needed to get help with his anger issues, he got even me to jail. The deputy did just that. ALEX JORDAN KINSEY Man arrested after pipe with meth residue found arrest of a Marianna man pulled over by a deputy who saw that a broken windshield was obstructing his view. Deputy Quinn Dickey returned to his patrol car to verify 37-year-old Jesse Prices drivers license when he noticed him moving around in the vehicle. After issuing a citation for the equipment viola tion, he agreed to let Price drive the ve hicle to an apartment nearby where he was staying until the registered owner could pick it up. The deputy then asked if he could search the vehicle, to which Price agreed. When he took a look inside, the deputy discovered a glass pipe with white residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. Price was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug equipment, possession of a controlled substance while operating a motor vehicle and violation of probation. The vehicle was towed from the scene and Price was taken to the county jail. He is being held without bond. JESSE PRICE Altha woman charged with meth A 52-year-old Altha woman was arrest ed after Deputy Colby Beck conducted a stay in her lane while traveling along CR 274 around 12:21 a.m. March 29. He pulled her over just after she turned onto Alliance Road. As he got out of his patrol car and be gan walking toward her vehicle, he saw the driver toss a plastic bag out of the passen gers side window. He asked her to step out and handcuffed her and was soon joined at the scene by Deputy John Barber. When he examined the bag he found on the ground, he saw that it held a crystallized for a potent form of methamphetamine. Tracey Caudell told the deputies she threw the bag out the window because she was scared to go to jail. She then admitted it was hers. Because she was cooperative, deputies allowed her to call a relative to come get her vehicle and she was taken to the county jail where she was charged with possession of a controlled substance. The contents of the bag tested posi tive as methamphetamine. The substance, along with the bag, had a total weight of 3.7 grams. Caudell was granted a conditional release the same day. TRACEY KIM CAUDELL CORRECTION: Please note that in last weeks Journal, two Samantha McMullan, who was not charged. We woman, Samantha E. Yelle, who was charged in a separate case for methamphetamine possession.


APRIL 4, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 You may inquire at the 855-866-1172 Attention: DISCOUNT off of ALL Thurs., May 31, 2018. This discount offer does not apply to payments previously posted to accounts. The administrative staff at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital reserves the right to revoke adjustments made on accounts at their discretion. This discount will be applied to accounts being PAID IN FULL. 50 % Lifetime Warranty on Repairs Will pay up to $500 of your deductible Phone 674-8646 Fax 674-4914 CENTER TOBY GARNETT, OWNER TNT TNT CENTER Note of Thanks To all who sold tickets, businesses and many individually Thank you all! And to all who bought tickets, thank you! There are so many who gave so much and I am truly thankful for each of you. I'm not just talking about money, although it was an amazing blessing. My heart has been forever changed. Your love has shown me how incredibly blessed I am to live in this community. I've lived here for 30 years and have witnessed you come together for those in times of need. It was life changing to be on the receiving end of all that love and con cern. Bristol, and all our close towns and neigh bors truly take care of their own. To all the pastors and churches who have been praying for me, God is answering those prayers daily. Every day is a miracle. I'm told that Mr. Kendall Wade brought up the idea for this with Tommy Duggar, J.B. Al board quickly and literally. Ray Varnum and I also want to thank those who cooked and served. The cole slaw was made by Linda Dug gar and Gene Revell and they also served during Linda Barber and Ms. Shelia Howell. Thanks Doobie Hayes, Buddy Money, Reggie Ethridge, Ken Sumner and Robert Hill. My brother and friend, Tommy Duggar kept up with a lot of the whole process, but it took a community of loving friends to do this for me. To my pastor, Darrell Johnson of the Fusion Church and his congregation, thank you all! Da his time getting me to treatment and I will never forget everything that all of you wonderful peo ple have done for me and my family. To all my barber shop friends, I'm thankful for you! Above all I thank God for loving me and showing that great love through all of you. And if I didn't call your name, know that I know what each of you have done and I am eter nally grateful. All my heart, Steve Small Members of the community gath ered on Friday, March 30 to help one of their own, Steve Small, 59, of Bristol who is battling cancer. Small tonsils in August. Not thinking much about it, he went on about life assuming it wasnt a big deal. He was diagnosed about six weeks ago and has been undergoing treatment ever since. $4,000 for Small. These funds will help with his bills and medication. For more information on how you can help, call Tommy Duggar at (850) 544-0718. Benet held to help Bristol man diagnosed with cancer Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: www. PHONE: (850) 880-6399 Email HELLO My name is Delilah Adoptables DEFUNIAK SPRINGS After months handle, Nat Geo WILD announced the air date of a new TV series featuring Alaqua Animal Refuge and the Walton County The new series, Animal PD, will pre miere on Saturday night, April 14 at 9 p.m. CT on the Nat Geo WILD TV Chan nel and will be shown right after the pop ular The Incredible Dr. Pol. Additional shows are set for Saturday, April 21 and Saturday, April 28. Animal PD is based on the unique partnership of Alaqua Animal Refuge and their relentless efforts to bring about awareness and change in overall animal welfare and animal cruelty cases. The series follows Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua, and Breezy Adkin son, a WCSO investigator, as they in vestigate anonymous tips, execute raids and rescues and build cases to bring their owners to justice. An Animal PD Premiere Party has also been scheduled for April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hub 30A, and the community is invited to join us! There will also be live music at The Hub from 7 to 9 p.m. The premiere epi sode, Unchained and Dangerous, will be shown on the big screen and highlights Adkinson and Hood as they respond to a suspicious call of two aggressive dogs terrorizing a neighborhood, while the Alaqua team rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats in critical condition, aban doned at a deceased mans trailer home.


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2018 J.D. OWENS CARPET & CERAMIC OUTLET Located between Arrowhead Campgrounds and Hopkins on Hwy. 90 Marianna, FL (850) 526-3619 The Place to Shop, if Money Matters! CARPET CERAMIC PORCELAIN VINYL WATER PROOF LAMINATE HARDWOOD AREA RUGS J.D. OWENS, INC. Carpet & Ceramic Outlet YOUR HOMETOWN LOW PRICE! 12x9 Tan Frieze ......................... $ 95 50 12x12 Dark Green Plush ............... $ 139 90 12x13 Light Tan Plush ................... $ 109 90 12x13 Dark Blue Plush .................. $ 155 50 12x14 Heavy Tan Frieze ................ $ 165 50 12x14 Medium Brown Frieze ......... $ 149 90 12x15 Chocolate Frieze ................ $ 179 90 12x15 Light Tan Plush ................... $ 155 50 12x16 Medium Blue Frieze .......... $ 189 90 12x19 Heavy Velvet Plush Tan ...... $ 225 50 12x19 Green Comm. Plush ........... $ 205 50 12x20 Multi-Color Comm. ............. $ 169 90 WATER PROOF LAMINATE HUNDREDS OF CHOICES WITH ATTACHED PAD STARTING AT $ 2 59 sf Blountstown (850) 674-4527 17394 NW Charlie John St. Bristol (850) 643-5751 10640 NW Main Street CALHOUNLIBERTY Employees Credit Union We also offer: Safety Deposit Boxes, Free Text Banking, EZ Pay & CU Talk. Ask about our Great Deals in Calhoun & Liberty Counties that is LOCALLY OWNED by YOU the member! 18925 Hwy. 20, Blountstown, FL 32424 Call us at (850) 674-4013 Blountstown Collision Center PRIMERA IGLESIA BAUTISTA ESPERAN ZA Primera Iglesia Bautista Esperanza ordained their new pastor, Rev. Josue Matos of Bristol on Sun day, March 25 with a special installation service. Clergy from all over the community were on hand to serve at initiating the new pastor, including Rev. Coba Beasley, Director of Missions Chipola Baptist Association; Rev. James Swafford, Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church; Rev. Dennis Libert of Deliv erance Baptist Church, Rev. Jerry Chumley of Lake Mystic Baptist Church, Rev. Kurt McKinnis of New Hope Baptist Church and retired Rev. Rolando Matos. Following the service, a reception celebrating the ordination was held in the fellowship hall. Approxi mately 80 people from the community and surround ing areas were in attendance. Pastor Matos has been serving as the churchs in terpreter and youth pastor for several years. Though originally from New York, he and his fam ily moved into the panhandle area in 2006. He is also currently the Spanish teacher at Blountstown High School. The pastor and his wife, Luz Stella, can be reached at the church located at 2816 McPherson St. in Mari anna or by calling (850) 557-1557. k CHIPOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH Chipola Community Church will have an indoor yard sale on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT Items offered for sale will include VDs, CDs, VHS tapes, pillow cases, sheets, comforters, mens pants and shirts, womens jeans and blouses, some chil drens clothes and baby clothes, kitchen items and a pressure cooker. Fill a bag with clothes for $3. We have too many items to mention. Just come and browse. Located on Jim Godwin Road. For more informa tion, call Carolyn Young at (850) 674-8802. k ST MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH A gospel extravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. CT at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Blountstown. Dr. C.L. Wilson Pastor Teacher will be featuring guest artists, The Heavenlyyetts of Orlando, New Suseazon of Tallahassee and Rev. James Yumas of Havana, plus local artists. Everyone is invited. For more information, please call (850) 363-1827. The church is located at 16345 SE River Street in Blount stown. For more information call (850) 674-8716. k ABE SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH The Ladies Auxiliary will be selling BBQ plates Friday, April 6 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Quick Pic on SR 20 West in Blountstown. The plates will consist of a large barbecue sandwich, chips, cake and a drink for $5. Proceeds go to the building fund. For more information, please call (850) 674-5880, (850) 814-6078, (850) 674-8728 or (850) 573-2361. The church is located at 13913 SW CR 275 in Blountstown. k CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH Finding Holy Love: A youth event discussing God, relationships and life will be presented. Discover God's plan for love and relationships on Sunday, April 8 at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford. Come for pizza at 5 p.m. ET and stay for a life-changing experience at 6 p.m. ET Everything is FREE!! Grace UMC Pastor Dan Wells and wife Jaci will be leading the event. Special worship music will be pro vided by Cory Gann of Hiland Park Baptist Church. The church is located at 15816 NE Moore Street in Hosford. For more information call (850) 379-8522. k CHIPOLA COLLEGE CHAPTER OF BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRY The Chipola College Chapter of Baptist Campus Ministry will host a One God Chipola Community Worship Event, Sunday, April 8 at 6 p.m. CT in the Experimental Theater of the Chipola Center for the Arts in Marianna. The event will feature a live band and guest speak er. The purpose of the meeting is to invite students to become a part of a faith community. All high school and college students are invited to attend. For information, email chloebruno12@gmail. Area clergy came together to mark the ordination of new pastor Rev. Josue Matos on Palm Sunday. NEWS FROM THE PEWS BLOUNTSTOWN Leadercast is the worlds largest one-day leadership conference, broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 4. This year marks the 18th year of the annual leadership conference and fourth year that the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce will be at hosting the event at RCC Blountstown. The theme of this years conference is, Lead Yourself. What does it look like to lead yourself? How can you intentionally develop your own lead ership skills and style? What qualities do you hope to embody as a leader? In 2018, the Leadercast Live stage will highlight leaders who will answer these questions and explain the power and importance of Companies with ideals of improving peoples lives at the center of all they do outperform others by 400% More than 70% of people consider an organiza tions environmental and/or social impact when de ciding where to work Employees that feel they are working towards a good cause show increased productivity by up to 30% People who are able to make a social or environ ratio Leadercast Live will allow attendees and view ers to improve their own personal leadership journey with tips for self-evaluation and self-growth. Top leadership experts will inspire more than 100 people attending the local event, and the more than 100,000 people who will attend the event live in Atlanta or at hundreds of other simulcast locations in more than 20 countries. Among the leadership experts speaking this year are: Mae Jemison NASA Astronaut, Engineer & Physician Ian Cron Bestselling Author, Psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher and Speaker Andy Stanley Leadership Author & Communi cator Jim Loehr Co-founder of the Human Perfor mance Institute Jen Bricker Acrobat, Aerialist, Author & Speak er Michael Hyatt Author, Speaker and CEO of Mi chael Hyatt & Company Carey Lohrenz The First Female F-14 Pilot, Speaker & Trainer For years, Leadercast has brought people together and equipped them to become better leaders, manag ers, community members, and employees. Here is what people have to say about Leadercast: ish. It was valuable to hear from leaders from various ences, Katie Booth, Mount Vernon Nazarene Uni versity. For me, its a re-charge. For one day I can plug-in, focus on me my impact, obstacles, and growth op portunities. I love that it is not only a lecture but its an immersive experience that keeps me engagedby a multi-sensory approach, Patrick Williams, Market ing Director, SunTrust Bank. For more information and to purchase your ticket or group tickets to the local Leadercast event, visit One-day leadership conference to be simulcast May 4 in Blountstown


MARIANNA The Chipola College 2018 Commencement Ceremony is set for Thurs day, May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Cen ter. The address is 126 St. Andrews Street in Dothan, AL. Graduates should receive an email from the college about caps and gowns which will be picked up in the book store. Counted as members of the class are all who of 2017 to May of 2018 or during the Sum mer 2018 terms. Diplomas will be awarded for Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts and Workforce Develop vite an unlimited number of family members and guests to share the event. The ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube available at Rep. Brad Drake, a member of the Florida House of Representatives, will deliver the commencement address. Since 2014, Drake has represented the Fifth District, which includes Holmes, Jackson, Walton, Washington and northern APRIL 4, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 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: ADS: 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 Wildflower alert Moss Verbena by Eleanor Dietrich, You will often see this purple flower (currently Glandularia aristigera its botanical name has changed several times recent ly) sprawling in large mats along the dry roadsides. It is not actu ally a native wildflower, but it has naturalized in a wild way and is now widespread throughout the southern and western states in the U.S. Color forms can include pink and occasionally white. The flowers are in clusters at the end of stems and bloom from spring through fall. It is in the Verbena family. Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance ( Chipola commencement in Dothan on Thursday, May 3 Rep. Brad Drake will deliver the commencement address. Bay Counties. His Committee as signments include: Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Chair; Government Accountability; Higher Education Appropriations Subcom mittee; Oversight, Transparency & Administration Subcommittee; and Transportation & Tourism Appropria tions Subcommittee For information about the gradu ation ceremony, contact the Chipola (850) 718-2311 or visit www.chipola. edu. The William Dunaway Chapter, National Society of the Sons of the Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Jims Buffet, 4329 Lafayette St. in Marianna. The objects of this society are de clared to be patriotic, historical and educational, and to perpetuate the memory of those Patriots who served American Revolution. The meetings are open to the pub lic and prospective members are al ways welcomed. For more information call (850) com or Facebook, William Dunaway Chapter. Sons of the American Revolution to meet MARIANNA The GEO Group, Inc., will host a one-day hiring event ees, Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT in the Chipola Col lege Public Service Building. Applicants should bring the fol lowing documents: Drivers Li cense, Social Security Card, Birth equivalent, Military DD-214 Mem ber 4 Copy, Any legal Name Change Document, past seven years employ ment history, three references (with contact information). Applicants will take CJBAT on the same day. ing, competitive salary, health insur ance with dental and vision, 401K, uniforms provided, career advance ment, paid time off after 90 day and For more information or for those unable to attend, contact: Brent Jar zen, GEO Human Resources Manag er at (850) 263-5500. GEO will host Corrections Job Fair April 18 at Chipola College The Calhoun County Public Li brary in Blountstown will be hosting a Marvel Game and Trivia Day for vited to come out and have fun play ing Marvel-themed games and an swering trivia questions. Free lunch and refreshments will be provided. The event will be held in the Heri tage Room in the back of the Blount stown library on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Save the date in your calendar! For more information, call Aaron Boyd at (850) 674-5200. Library Game Day The Apalachee Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12010 will be holding their annual picnic Saturday, April 7 at noon ET We will gather at the pavilion in Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol. The menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs and desserts. All veterans and their families are invited to attend. VFW annual picnic Saturday in Bristol DOTHAN National Volunteer Week is observed in the United States from April 15-21, 2018. Established in 1974 by President Nixon and cel ebrated across the country, this week honors volunteers for their contribu tions to their communities and rec ognizes the impact of their time and energy throughout the year. from the work of dedicated volun teers and the board, staff and visitors greatly appreciate the efforts put forth by this group of people. Landmark Park will honor Na tional Volunteer Week by kicking off the revamped volunteer program at the park on April 22 at 2 p.m. in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. This event will feature a presentation on what volunteers do for the park and give participants a chance to sign up to volunteer. If you have ever wanted to help outdoor work this is the perfect op portunity learn more. Admission to this event is free. For more information about Landmark Park and to download the volunteer application, please visit Landmark Park is a 135-acre natural science and history museum located on the outskirts of Dothan. Features of the park include nature trails, a planetarium, playground, picnic areas, an elevated boardwalk, a turn-of-the-century farmstead with sheep, chickens, cows and other farm animals and crops typical of an 1890s farm. The park is open Monday-Sat urday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sun days from noon to 6 p.m. The park is located on U.S. Hwy 431 North, three miles north of Dothans Ross Clark Circle. For more info, call 334-7943452 or visit www.landmarkparkdo Dothan park gets ready for National Volunteer Week Wednesday, April 4 Thursday April 5 Friday, April 6 Saturday, April 7 Monday, April 9 Sunday, April 8 Tuesday, April 10 BIRTHDAYS Corey White & Betty Hill BIRTHDAYS Mitchell Manning, Leta Knight & Scott Yancey BIRTHDAYS Catherine Proper Maklary, Margie Mason, Keith Daniels & Joe Brinkley BIRTHDAYS Jake Anico, Lavon Sumner, Harper Grace Cernicek, Vanell Summers, Cindy Osterberg & Lora Shelton BIRTHDAYS Todd McClellan, Larry Ashley & Crystal Ann Harvell BHS Prom 9 p.m. to midnight at Blountstown High School City Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. ET at Bristol City Hall Sons of the American Revolution 7 p.m. CT at Jims Buffet in Marianna In Remembrance Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated on this day in 1968. BIRTHDAYS Mark Mallory, Travis Allen, Scott Bontrager & Gail Napoli Sosa 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant (U.S. Civil War) ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY BIRTHDAYS Marie Detweiler, Evelyn Davis, Charisma Shaye Goff & Shelia Harris VFW Annual Picnic 12 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol ANNIVERSARY Rob & P.J. Wheetley


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2018 OUTDOORS When doing DIY projects, keep safety in mind. Always turn off electricity to the circuit before you install that nice, new appliance.We value your membership. We value you. LETSPOWERSAFETY 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 CITY TIRE CO. We're your one-stop Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TIRE STORE! TOYO TIRES "Authorized Dealer" Oil Changes Balancing Brakes Shocks MV5496 OUTTA THE WOODS Tony Young is the media rela tions coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him at BY TONY YOUNG Did you know the Florida Fish and Wild life Conservation Com mission (FWC) offers late spring and summer hog hunts on several wildlife management ar eas across the state? And you dont even need a hunting license to par ticipate in these great opportunities. Wild hogs, also called wild pigs, wild boars and feral pigs, are not native to Florida but were in troduced over 500 years ago by Spanish explor ers. They can be found in all of Florida's 67 counties within a wide variety of habitats, but prefer oak-cabbage palm hammocks, freshwater marshes, sloughs and Wild hogs are not pro tected by law as a game species but are the sec ond most popular large animal hunted in Flor ida (second only to the white-tailed deer). Wild hogs can weigh more than 150 pounds and be 5-6 feet long. They eat plants and ani mals, and feed by rooting with their broad snouts, which can damage na tive habitats and ground cover vegetation. Its easy to spot where hogs have been because they often leave areas looking Because of their de structive nature and because hunters want more hog hunting oppor tunities, the FWC, along with help from other public land managers, have been establishing more hog hunts over the past few years. This spring and summer, there will be numerous hog hunts (mostly on weekends) on several WMAs two of which kick off this month, with the majority of these hunts starting in May. Some offer still hunting for hogs during daylight hours, others are nighttime hog-dog hunts and half of them offer both. Most of the areas are walk-in and dont re quire a quota permit. All that is needed to hunt hogs on the following areas during these listed spring and summer dates is a $26.50 management area permit, which can be purchased in Florida at county tax collec retail outlets that sell and with a credit card by calling 888-HUNTFLORIDA (486-8356) or at GoOutdoorsFlori But before you go, be sure to go online at MyF and check out the areas regulations brochure to details on the hunt, in cluding access, allow able methods of take, hunting hours, rules on Go hog wild this spring! During Florida Volunteer Month in April, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its many volunteers who contribute time and energy to help con help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as viewing. Last year, more than 5,000 volun teers assisted FWC staff with 85 proj ects around the state. We value our volunteers. The posi tive power of volunteers strengthens and wildife resources, said FWC Ex ecutive Director Eric Sutton. If you want to combine being in Floridas beautiful outdoors with volunteering, we encourage you to get involved as an FWC volunteer. Here are some projects that FWC volunteers are assisting with: Collecting data to increase knowl edge of Floridas imperiled species. Instructing youth, residents and visitors on how to become responsible outdoor recreators. Rescuing marine mammals. Monitoring and restoring oyster reef habitat. Constructing, installing and moni toring nest boxes for southeastern American kestrels and wood ducks. Helping construct and maintain a gravity-fed irrigation system for plants used in scrub habitat restoration. Helping improve visitors experi ences at many of the FWCs wildlife management areas. Go to Involved, to see FWC volunteer opportunities available statewide and by region. Additionally, volunteers can sign-up for projects on the endar, where a wide range of volunteer opportunities are advertised. Get involved; Be an FWC volunteer! by Byron Spires, contributing columnist One of my true pleasures in life is in my hand and still to this day I love young as three years old I was with him We had a bait bed and dug our own worms. As I grew older that was my job. I got two coffee cans and dug up Nearly every Thursday afternoon Dad and I headed to Lake Talquin to enough money to buy myself a Zebco 33 reel and rod from Flint Hardware. It was my pride and joy and I really to a new level (at least for me). lure with that reel and I was hooked on didnt take that real with me. After I was grown I bought an Am bassador 5000, and really thought I had Lochen lake just outside of town and got to be a wiz at catching bass. I had some help along the way when my friend Charles Goodwin gave me for bass. It was because of Charles that I learned about deep diving plugs like a Hell Binder, that would hit the bot It was on one of the many trips to the Mine Hole, as we called it that I had the following experience. The day was perfect much like weve had recently with a cool breeze and plenty of sunshine. dragging a worm off the bank and into the shallow water much like a small snake might do. I had caught a four pounder doing that and was just easing along the bank trying to pick up another bass. ing the woods. Squirrels were every where jumping from limb to limb and scurrying along the ground between the trees as well. I could hear a turkey gobble in the distance and a pair of rac coons were at the top of the hill chasing each other. It was a perfect day to be on the wa bank I noticed one particular squirrel running back and forth chattering as squirrels do and looking out into the lake. I watched him for a few seconds and cited. It was then that I noticed a huge acorn on top of a stump about ten feet from the bank. The squirrel had seen the acorn as well and was trying to work up the courage to dive in the water and re trieve it from the stump. courage and jumped in and swam to the stump. He climbed up on the stump and picked up the acorn in his mouth and jumped back in the water. The squirrel commenced to swim back to the bank and about half way back the bottom of the lake seemed to explode. A huge bass, probably ten pounds or better came completely out of the water with that squirrel in his mouth. The bass disappeared with the squir rel back into the lake. I could not believe my eyes, I had seen a bass eat a squirrel right in front of me. For a few moments I just sat there in amazement at what I had seen. good 30 or so feet down the bank when I heard the splashing of the water be hind me. When I turned around I could see what was making all the noise. It was that bass putting another acorn on the stump. Fishing lessons from a father, a good friend and a wily bass


APRIL 4, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 ` This Saturday, April 7 from 122 p.m ET Join us in celebrating the 50 TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY of AT TELOGIA BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP HALL 19800 NE SR 65 All friends and family are invited. NO GIFTS, PLEASE. George & Twila Sanders 20187 NW Evans Ave. BLOUNTSTOWN (850) 237-4621 Benjamin Walden CREATIONS Join Anna Layton & Benjamin Walden in a wonderful W $ 50 00 PER PARTICIP ANT YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE A BLAST AS WELL AS LEARN THE ART OF WATERCOLOR PAINTING ON A CANVAS! This is a different technique and we absolutely love it! All supplies will be provided and will include Yarka Watercolor Paint Pallet, as well as a 8x10 Water Color Canvas! Only 10 spots available, MUST CALL TO RESERVE! Enjoy a drink, nibble some cheese and have fun! Thursday, April 19 Wine, cheese and all your art supplies will be provided! ALLIE ROBERTS Allie Roberts will celebrate her 8 th birth day on Monday, April 2. She is the daugh ter of Jared and Stephenie Roberts of Hosford. Her grandparents are Stephen and Vanesa Ford and Mary Katherine and Durwood McElvy, all of Bristol and George and Stephanie Roberts of Pan ama City. Her great-grandparents are Erika Ford, Betty Roberts and Laverne Whiddon, all of Bristol. She enjoys going to gymnastics, having sleepovers with her best friend, Dalynn, watching You Tube videos and making her own tutorial videos. CRYSTAL ANN HARVELL Crystal Ann Harvell will celebrate her 15 th birthday on Tuesday, April 10. She is the daughter of Joanne and Bubba Harvell of Bristol. Her grandparents are Louise Tipton, Patricia Marshall and Floyd Har vell, Sr. Her siblings are Elyssah, Mat thew and Mikey. She enjoys keeping up with friends and family on her Facebook, going to church, spending time with her Nana and Uncle Nonie "John El," going to her Aunt Rachels, visiting family and friends, loves animals and likes watch ing Andi Mack and Bunk'd. birthdays Adyson Adams, 9, recently won Little Miss Altha. She is in the third grade. She at tended the Altha Church of God Daycare for VPK and her baby and toddler years before starting school. The daycare recently held and they asked Adyson to pick the winning Altha. The winners of the basket was Corey close to our hearts and Adyson was very proud to be given the opportunity. LITTLE MISS ALTHA BEGINS HER COMMUNITY DUTIES honor of Noah Calhoun Everette Staton was held Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 in Bristol. Seventy-four people took part in the tournament, including three kids. double the number who last year. We would love to see a bigger turn out for the kids in our next tournament, which is expected to happen in May, said Christy Earnest, tournament organizer. The event raised over $4,000. This money is put aside to help local families in need. County Commissioner Doobie Hayes prepared the food for everyone as he has done so many times in the past. The winners include: Askew takes rst place and $2,000 prize in Community Catsh Tournament ADULTS First place ($2,000) Freddy Askew (ABOVE) of Lees Second place ($1,210) Alan Sheppard (RIGHT) of Tal lahassee with a 28.55 lb. catch Third place ($806) Chad Bailey (BELOW CENTER) of KIDS First and Second place ($175, $100) Jensen Lee (FRONT PAGE), 8, of Blountstown with an 18.2 lb. Third place ($75) Layne Ross, (BELOW RIGHT) 6, of Bristol for PHOTOS BY PATRICIA SHERROD


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2018 COMMENTARY A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Late Night Laughs Economic-military imbalance is a threat to Americas future WASHINGTON At the beginning of World War II, Germany was a military powerhouse, but America was the eco nomic giant, and it was Americas economic lend-lease and other sup port of Britain, the Soviet Union, and other allies that won the war. This is important to remember as the current administration weighs the balance (or imbalance) between military and economic priorities. No event made this clearer than the re Bolton. man Sachs, was the strongest voice for free-trade and globalization in the administration. Bolton, on the other hand, a foreign policy hardliner, a hawk who has often advocated military interven tions, has been tapped as the new National Secu rity Advisor. This tilt was in the making from day one of Rim countries that would have economically iso largest economy and an increasingly aggressive military. TPP was the economic arm of President Barack Obamas Pivot to Asia which was balanced by the major movement of military assets to the re gion. It was this economic-military balance that the Trump administration has thrown into imbal ance. Further, the administration pressed for and that could cause an economically devastating trade war. Then, to cement the economic-military increases military spending. relinquish its military dominance, but not by discarding the pace-en suring lynchpin of eco nomic dominance, yet that is what is happening. A void is being created, such a degree that it could be argued that Walmart sulting mana from America to become the largest foreign buyer of U.S. debt. And there is ample debt to purchase as the into overdrive to keep up with mounting budget shortfalls. such programs as the Marshall Plan. Today, how ever, the U.S. is becoming a debtor nation while be followed by military alliances. To thwart this, the U.S. military is being used scoring this historic shift, an American aircraft one of the TPP signatories. The presence of the U.S. aircraft carrier is in of rocks and sand into military outposts. And Americas problem. Until now, every American president from Franklin Roosevelt on has understood that a strong economy is the key to a strong defense. That is what saved the world in the 1940s. What will save it in the 2020s? WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift Facebook announced major changes to its pri vacy settings. Apparently, theyre going to start having some. CONAN OBRIEN The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels has asked a federal judge for permission to question Donald Trump under oath about their alleged af fair. They want to get him alone in a private room and depose him. Which actually sounds like the start of a Stormy Daniels movie. JAMES CORDEN The United States expelled 60 Russians over a U.K. poison attack. Normally, for Trump to expel that many people, they have to be in his cabi net. STEPHEN COLBERT The 2020 census is asking a new question that many say is invasive and inappropriate. The CONAN OBRIEN Wal-Mart announced they will stop selling the magazine Cosmopolitan in checkout lines be cause it exposes shoppers to sexual imagery azine covers are not only bad for society, they also distract people from why they are in Wal JAMES CORDEN A new report says that President Trump has been hiring people for his administration based on how they perform on television. So congratu lations to our new Secretary of Housing and Ur ban development, Mr. Andy Richter! CONAN OBRIEN New documents show that former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates communicated with a former Russian spy before the election, who has ties to a Russian intelligence service spy is still on Putins good side because, as of show time, no one had served him a nerve gas burrito. STEPHEN COLBERT Scientists have invented sensors that you can mount onto your teeth to track your diet from in side your mouth. Or, you could just eat less. CONAN OBRIEN According to a new article from The Washington Post, Trump has been privately insisting that the United States military should pay for the Mexi can border wall. And Ive got to say, ladies and gentlemen, it only took until he was 71 years old, JAMES CORDEN Russia, but theres equally important news out there. Tiffany Haddish said someone bit Beyon c. This is serious! STEPHEN COLBERT nude beach. CONAN OBRIEN The darned Stormy Daniels scandal just will not go away for Donald Trump no matter how many times he clears his browser history. STEPHEN COLBERT


APRIL 4, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Sean Dietrich writes about life in the Ameri can South. His columns have appeared in South Magazine, the Bitter Southerner, Thom Maga zine and the Tallahassee Democrat. He shares his observations and chronicles 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 R The smell of barbecued ribs is in the air. I am with a friend who knows his ribs. His father taught him everything he knows. My friend can also handle more beer than I can he can drink several, back-to-back, without spontaneously bursting into Louie Louie. We were good friends once, but we lost touch a long time ago. I liked his father, who was a natural teach er. For example: his father taught me how to change the oil in my truck when I was a younger man. He also attempted to teach me to throw a football which is on the large list of things I never learned. Also on the list: water ski ing, pronouncing Worcestershire, parallel parking, making my bed, earning a living. My friends father is here today. He is white-haired and shaky. He has Alzheimers. He is not the man who once showed me to throw a spiral in his yard. In fact, he doesnt remember me. Hes holding a beer can. My friend says: Its non-alcoholic beer. We replaced it with fake beer. It makes him feel like old times to hold a can. We hope it jars a memory. The old man sits in a chair between us. His language is a mixture of gibberish and oneliner jokes, and he ends every sentence with Inallmylife. When he starts talking, its impossible to understand him. Whositwasasittlemershimackinpillow happer he chuckles. Inallmylife. We all laugh we know by the tone of his old voice that hes telling a joke. And you al ways laugh at punchlines, even if you dont understand them. My friend answers, Oh yessir, to almost everything his father says. And this suits his Listenlistenlistentome, his father be gins. Wasabackinnineteenerother Yessir. AnshesaidtomeIwasadoosiebut Oh, yessir. Philorandaosamerjonathan Yessir, Dad. Thats right. Inallmylife. And so it goes. The old man sits near the grill. He cant lift the heavy lid, but he tries. His son opens it for him. They look at the ribs together and grin. The pecan wood making the smoke is from a tree the old man cut down one decade ago. That was back when he was a sharp man. Back when he could operate this grill. Alzheimers hit him fast, my friend says. You just wont believe how fast it moves. You hope for moments of clarity You live for those moments. A few weeks ago, around lunchtime, my friend got a phone call. It was his mother. Your fathers having a good day, she said. Hurry up and get over here before you miss it. Seconds count with Alzheimers. My minutes. They sat on porch chairs, facing the street, talking. He was clear as a bell all day, says my friend. It was like hed come back in town for a visit. But such episodes are getting further be tween. Still, the family tries to keep doing things to jolt his memory, like barbecuing, playing his favorite music, or telling stories. Sometimes it works. Most times it doesnt. And so the man who once taught boys to throw footballs, sits in a patio chair. His son misses him. But he is beside him. The old man interrupts our conversation. My friend looks at his father. The old man says, Jon? It is all he says. Then, there is silence. My friend sets his beer down. His eyes are glassy. There isnt much time. Theres no telling how long hes here for. Its me, Dad. I love you. I love you every day. Every single day, Dad. Love you, too, Jon, the old man says. Then he smiles. Yes. Those were the best barbecued ribs Ive ever had. In all my life. 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APRIL 4, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 CLJ JOB MKT. NURSING POSITIONS if you are looking for a new, exciting and To apply visit: For more information call Michelle at (850) 692-5579. Resumes may be emailed to See JOBS continued on page 15 3 positions Temporary/seasonal work. Stable At tendant needed to handle horses. Work includes feeding, watering, turning out horses, and general farm work, from 5/1/2018 to 3/1/2019 at Nokomis Farm, Orange, VA in Orange county. Safe handling tion, workers must have no less than three months of prior experience as stable assistant in a horse breeding operation. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Must possess or be able to obtain insurable drivers license within 30-90 days following hire. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. $11.46/hr or current applicable AEWR. Raise/ bonus at employer discretion. Workers are guaran teed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer with out charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facili ties 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. VA Job Order #1302896. PO AF1124 4-4-18 2 positions Temporary/seasonal work handling both manual and mechanized tasks, including ag sod., from 5/1/2018 to 12/7/2018 at Laverys Sod Farm, Inc., Shawsville, VA in Montgomery and Roanoke counties. This job requires a minimum perience handling both manual and mechanized sociated with production of sod. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid preemployment and post-hire drug testing required. Criminal background check required. $11.46/hr or current applicable AEWR. 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 facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. VA Job Order #1294547. PO KS328 4-4-18 13 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, and harvesting fruits, vegetables, nurs ery stock, and trees, from 5/1/2018 to 10/1/2018 at Rhoads Farm, Inc., Circleville, OH in Franklin and Pickaway counties. This job requires a minimum of in a vegetable/fruit farm and nursery, with exten day work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire upon suspicion and postaccident drug testing required. $12.93/hr or current applicable AEWR or applicable piece rate depend ing on crop activity. Raise/bonus at employer dis cretion. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #3579832. PO AF1110 4-4-18 18 positions Temporary/seasonal work sorting/ 4/30/2018 to 7/7/2018 at L. Walther & Sons, Inc. GA, Three Rivers, MI and multiple worksites within Decatur and Seminole counties. This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a vegetable crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with com modity production and harvest activities. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Em ployer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. $10.95/hr or current applicable AEWR. Raise/bonus at employer discretion. Work ers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by em ployer without charge to worker. 3 meals/day for du ration of employment provided at published rate for workers for whom housing is provided. 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. GA Job Order #2064378679. PO BA4926 4-4-18 1 positions Temporary/seasonal work supervis ing the driving of semi tractor-trailer truck to/from operation, from 4/25/2018 to 7/5/2018 at L. Walther & Sons, Inc. GA, Three Rivers, MI and multiple worksites within Decatur and Seminole counties. This job requires a minimum of 12 months of veri vicing the combination of a tractor unit and semitrailer, or a 3-axle or greater straight chassis tractor with a GVWR rating of greater than 26,001 lbs. with a cargo carrying box. Workers must be able to per form and supervise all duties with accuracy and ef lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required. Clean driving record required. Must have and maintain a valid Class CCDL or equivalent. Class A or B CDL, or equivalent, preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. $13.42/hr or current applicable AEWR. 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. 3 meals/day for duration of employment provided at published rate for work ers for whom housing is provided. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon comple tion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agen cy in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blount stown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. GA Job Order #2054801041. PO BA4956 4-4-18 10 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables, fruits and 9/15/2018 at Wittens Produce Patch, Inc., Lowell, OH in Washington county. This job requires a mini mum of three months of prior experience working Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $12.93/hr or current applicable AEWR or applicable piece rate depend ing on crop activity. Raise/bonus at employer dis cretion. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #3584580. PO AF1117 4-4-18 RIVER VALLEY REHABILIT A TION CENTER Please apply at: River Valley Rehabilitation 17884 NE Crozier St. Blountstown, FL 32424 Ph: (850) 674-5464 Fax: (850) 674-9384 Email: ADDITION AL POSITIONS AV AILABLE Full Time Receptionist RN (PRN) LPN (PRN) Occupational, Physical, & Speech Therapy $2,000 Sign-on Bonus Shift $1,000 Sign-on Bonus All Other Emanuel Esteban is looking for 130 people to har vest, plant, gather, count, package, load, unload and all general farm labor related to variety peppers, eggplant, variety squash, cucumber, sweet potato, top/sucker tobacco in Echols and Lowndes Coun ties in Georgia. Job starts 05/04/2018 12/01/2018 (temporary position) rate pay is $10.95/H or piece rate depending on the crop you harvest. 52-pound may be subject to drug test post hire at employers period, production standards may apply, and we will train one day. Housing and transportation provided including U.S. workers who cannot reasonably re turn to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. For more info call Monday Friday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at (229) 262-0875. I will provide tools, supplies, and equipment needed for the job at no expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropri 31601. REF: 2098770514 4-4-18 Luis Martinez is looking for 74 people to harvest, pick, plant, gather, count, package, all general farm labor related to cucumber, watermelon, squash, cabbage, and green beans in Sumter County in Georgia. Job starts 05/10/2018 07/20/2018 (tem porary position) rate pay is $10.95/H or piece rate depending on the crop you harvest. 52-pound lift be subject to drug test post hire at employers ex riod, production standards may apply, and we will train one day. Housing and transportation provided including U.S. workers who cannot reasonably re turn to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. For more info call Monday Friday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at (229) 402-4358. I will provide tools, supplies, and equipment needed for the job at no expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropri cus, GA 31709 REF: 2094816469. 4-4-18 J and J Apriaries, LLC is looking for 38 people to harvest, package, count, load, unload, prune, and duce honey bees and bale pine straw in Appling, Wayne and Long Counties in Georgia. Job starts 05/15/2018 11/05/2018 (temporary position) rate pay is $10.95/H or piece rate depending on the crop you harvest. 52-pound lifting requirement, 2-month considered introductory period, production stan dards may apply, and we will train one day. Housing and transportation provided including U.S. workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. For more info call Monday Friday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at (912) 278-5001. I will provide tools, supplies, and equip transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work the job order apply in your local dept. of labor of 2135656022. 4-4-18 2 positions Temporary/seasonal work as stable as sistant in a standardbred horse breeding operation. Work includes tasks associated with the breeding, handling and preparation for sale of standardbred equine stock, from 5/1/2018 to 12/1/2018 at Wal nridge Farm, Inc., Cream Ridge, NJ in Monmouth county. This job requires three months of prior dardbred horse breeding operation. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $12.05/ hr or current applicable AEWR. 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 facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reason ably able to return same day to their place of resi dence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Ap ply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One-Stop Career Center, 16908 NE Pear St., Ste. 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. NJ Job Order #NJ1364311. PO AK291 4-4-18 J & J Harvesting, LLC is looking for 400 people to harvest, pick, plant, gather, count, bundle, package, and all general farm labor related to cantaloupe, squash, bell pepper, corn, beans, cucumber, egg plant, melon, cabbage, greens, watermelon, peas, tomato, cotton and peanuts and sucker tobacco and pick gather, count, package and prune blueberries in Tift, Worth, Lee, Sumner, Clinch, Bacon, Turner, Pierce, and Berrien Counties in Georgia. Job starts 03/22/2018 07/31/2018 (temporary position) rate pay is $10.95/H or piece rate depending on the crop you harvest. 52-pound lifting requirement, 2-month considered introductory period, production stan dards may apply, and we will train one day. Housing and transportation provided including U.S. work ers who cannot reasonably return to their perma nent residence at the end of each working day. For more info call Monday Friday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at (229) 339-3971. I will provide tools, supplies, and equipment needed for the job at no cost to work to the worksite will be provided by the employer or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of tee of the job order apply in your local dept. of 2043982238. 4-4-18


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2018 SCHOOL NEWS Help Mak e a Difference! Join the Calhoun County T obacco-free P artnership Third T uesday of each month at the W .T Neal Civic Center at 3:30 pm CST F or more information or to get involved please call 850-674-5645 ext 0606 Lets create a tobacco-free Calhoun County. ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD CALHOUN LIBERTY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 BREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza, tator tots, fruit LUNCH: Meatball sub, chicken fajita wrap, chef salad SIDES: Baked potato wedges, carrot sticks with ranch, fruit THURSDAY, APRIL 5 BREAKFAST: Sausage biscuit, tator tots, fruit LUNCH: Beef and gravy, chicken sandwich, taco salad and tortilla chips SIDES: Mashed potatoes, turnip greens whole grain roll, fruit FRIDAY, APRIL 6 BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, turkey sausage or sliced ham, fruit LUNCH: Pizza, hamburger, cheeseburger or chef salad SIDES: Baked potato wedges,lettuce & tomato salad, fruit MONDAY, APRIL 9 BREAKFAST: Pancake on a stick, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, buffalo chicken wrap or chef salad SIDES: Mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed broccoli, fruit TUESDAY, APRIL 10 BREAKFAST: Egg and cheese biscuit, tator tots, fruit LUNCH: Spaghetti with meat sauce, beef quesadilla, chicken caesar salad SIDES: Caesar salad, carrot sticks with ranch, whole grain roll, fruit Bristol DENTAL CLINIC MENUS SPONSORED BY: *LIBERTY COUNTY MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 BREAKFAST: Chicken biscuit, has browns, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Macho nachos and tortilla chips or peanut butter and jelly sandwich SIDES: Line salad, corn, fruit cup THURSDAY, APRIL 5 BREAKFAST: Silver dollar pancakes, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Chicken sandwich, taco salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich S IDES : Sweet potato fries, line salad, fruit cup FRIDAY, APRIL 6 BREAKFAST: Fun-E waffles, choice of breakfast pastry, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Pizza, bbq pork slider or peanut butter and jelly sandwich SIDES: Corn, line salad, fruit cup MONDAY, APRIL 9 BREAKFAST: Sausage biscuit, hash browns, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Spaghetti, mozzarella breadstick or peanut butter and jelly sandwich SIDES: Green beans, line salad, garlic bread, fruit cup TUESDAY,APRIL 10 BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, maple syrup, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh fruit LUNCH: Popcorn chicken, chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich SIDES: Mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, line salad, roll, fruit cup April 4 April 10 SCHOOL MENUS Pea Ridge Road in Bristol Phone (850) 643-5417 Gaige Lewis and Kobe Burch of Liberty County High School performed at the FBA Solo/Ensem ble Festival on Tuesday, March 27 in Gainesville. the clarinet and Gaige plays the tuba. They re ceived comments and a rating from their judges. Gaige received a Superior(1) that included a state medal and Kobe received an Excellent(2). In Hosford Schools third year of coordinat ing a St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital MathA-Thon, amazing things happened. In one week, the amount of money raised by the children and families within the school was nothing short of out standing. Pre-K-8th grade stu dents spent the week Knocking the Socks Off Cancer while enjoy ing some fun and healthy competition. Students raised money through collecting dona tions, music genre dressup days, a movie on the big screen celebration, our 1st Annual 50s Fam ily Sock Hop, Egg-aFriend Easter Egg Grams, donating dollars towards our Most Wanted teach ers and the great Change & Paper Wars. In The Great Change & Paper Wars students brought in their coins for a solid week, all striving hard to be the winning grade level to earn a class pizza party. The Great Change & Paper Wars the W! Mr. Tim Davis wore the title of our Most Wanted Teacher this year and as a result he took one for the team in smell ing and licking a dirty ole gym sock in front of the whole school on Friday. Friday night, we held Family Sock Hop Dance which brought out some of our families and stu dents for some fun dress ing up from the 50s era, dancing to the hand jive and other 50s favorites and hula-hooping and bubble blowing contests. Together, we have al ready raised a grand total of $2,525.31 during our challenge week, but were still not done quite yet. Our Math-A-Thon challenge week was about teaching our students and school that while we may be small in numbers, we can make a big difference in the lives of other chil dren! Kids are looking for a chance to make a dif ference in the world, and thats why St. Jude Chil drens Research Hospital has created the St. Jude Math-A-Thon a mathenrichment program with a real-world purpose! It helps students prac tice math skills while pro viding the opportunity to help kids just like them. St. Jude also makes a difference in the lives of families who end up at the hospitals doorsteps. St. Jude families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or foodbecause all a family should worry about is helping their child live. The Hosford Elemen tary and Junior High School family would like to thank all of our stu dents, staff, families and community for their help and outreach in helping make our third year a suc cess. We look forward to making a difference for the children of St. Jude again next year. Blountstown Elementary School will host kinder garten registration on Friday, April 27 from 8 a.m. 12 noon at the school. they are eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Please bring your child's shot record, updated schedule an appointment. Calhoun County kindergarten registration Monday, April 27 THE BEST LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCYCITY 000-000-0000 Is every member of your family covered? Ask your agent about pet health insurance coverage from Auto-Owners and FIGO today! The Best Local Insurance Agency STOUTAMIRE INSURANCE INC. 16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown Contact Bill Stoutamire Phone 674-5974 Fax 674-8307 LCHS students take part in music festival in Gainesville Hosford School students & staff raise over $2,500 to contribute to St. Jude Childrens Hospital


APRIL 4, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 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 19041 SR 20 W., BLOUNTSTOWN SERVING NW FL SINCE 1963 As a family owned and operated funeral home, we take our commitment to your family personally. We value your trust in us, and it is our honor to help you through your time of sorrow with compassionate service, professional guidance and a Serving Calhoun, Liberty and the surrounding counties (850) 674-5449 or (850) 643-5410 Honoring the memory of your loved one. . A dams Funeral Home A OBITUARIES APRIL NICHOLE MCCOLLUM TIFTON, GA April Nichole McCollum, 32, of Tifton, GA, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 in Valdosta, GA. She was born on May 6, 1985 in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County most a number of years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bristol. parents, Johnnie and Lubie McCollum. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Janice and Michael Colkmire of Hahira, GA; her father and stepmother, Daniel and Lisa McCollum of Milled of Hahira, GA; three brothers, Michael Colkmire, Jr. of Greensboro, Josh Williams and Matt Williams, both of Blountstown; three sisters, Marissa Lancaster and her husband, Brian of Calera, AL, Kasey Mercer of Hahira, GA and Rachel Tull of Bristol; maternal ents, Annette and Buddy Mills of Sneads and Janet vin Tolbert, Jr. of Tifton, GA; several aunts, uncles Maliki, Wyatt, Chapter and Michael III. Services were held Friday, March 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bristol. Inter boro. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. ELIZA JANE SHIVER passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Bristol. She was born on June 28, 1944 in Liberty County to and lived in Liberty County for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the CRMC Holi ness Church in Bristol. Survivors include her husband, Acie Shiver of Bristol; three sons, Kenny Shiver and his wife, Leida and Jerry Shiver, all of Greensboro and Dennis Shiv City, Dennis Shiver, Jr. and his wife, Marie of Cotton dale and Luke Caison and his wife, Stormy of Bris fordville, Yolanda White and Kristina Jones, both of Weeks and her husband, Dewayne of Sneads, Kathy Lock and her husband, William of Cottondale and son and her husband, Acye of Quincy, three brothers, and his wife, Sheryl of Greensboro and Jack McAlpin Graveside services were held Monday, April 2 at Bethel Assembly of God Cemetery in Greensboro lowed. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. LETA RAMONA GRIMES RUSSELL MARIANNA Leta Ramona Grimes Russell, 83 of Marianna, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at her residence. to Joy Franklin Grimes, Sr. and Jessie Robinson School and later married Rainey Gwynn Russell, Jr. on Sept. 12, 1954. They lived in Tallahassee, Miami, Belle Glade, Jasper in Marianna in 1965. She be came a member of First As sembly of God in Marianna in the choir, Missionettes spon sor, and nursery teacher. From by Sprint Telephone Company as a customer service represen tative. She also volunteered at Faith Health Clinic Lord, her family and others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joy Franklin Grimes, Sr. and Jessie Robinson Grimes; two brothers, Bill Grimes and Ray Grimes; one Ryan Hilton Russell. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Rainey G. Russell, Jr.; one son, Raymond Russell Beverly Russell Raley and her husband, David of Webster; two brothers, C.J. Grimes and his wife, Bernice Grimes of Marianna; one brother-in-law, dren, Allison Raley Byers and her husband, Jake of Altha, Lauren Raley of Lakeland and Catherine Byers of Jacksonville and Julie Ann Russell of Al tha. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the Chapel in Marianna. Services will be held Thursday, April 5 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Charles Coley and Rev. David C. Raley morial Gardens. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4540 Lafayette Street, Suite G, Marianna, FL 32446. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna is in charge of the arrangements. PUBLIC AUCTION BRISTOL 66 TOWING AND RECOVERY Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will hold a Public Auction on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET for the following vehicle: 2012 FORD MUSTANG RED VIN #1ZVBP8AM3C5209189 Auction will be held at Bristol 66 Storage at 10508 NW State Road 20, Bristol, FL 32321. Bristol 66 Towing reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids. If you need additional information on the above vehicle, please call (850) 228-9555 4-4-18 **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in LIBERTY County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 7 Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 12 Chipola River Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 County Judge: Group 1 School Board: Districts 3, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 4-4, 4-11 **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de LIBERTY, Estado de la Florida, el da SEIS de NOVIEMBRE de 2018 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Senador de los Estados Unidos Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Director Financiero Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 7 Juez del Circuito, 2. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 y 12 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Chipola River: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 5 Juez del Condado: grupo 1 Junta Escolar: distritos 3, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 4-4, 4-11 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 Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT at 18114 STATE ROAD pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 2001 DODGE RAM-BLUE VIN# 1B7HF13ZX1J529940 Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 4-4-18 LEGALS Help us preserve our areas heritage by volunteering your time and talents 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


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2018 Easter Coloring Contest Winners OUR WINNERS LIST INCLUDES: Ginnie Bequette Hunter Moreau Logan Attaway Abigail Keel Reid Grantham Katelyn Gunn Chasity Ridley Abigail Keel age 4, daughter James & Leslie Keel of Blountstown. Katelyn Gunn age 5, daughter of Katy & Justin Gunn of Bristol. Logan Attaway age 6, son of Emily Tucker of Altha. Chasity Ridley age 7, daughter of Anna Ridley of Hosford. Reid Grantham age 8, son of Grant and Tammy Grantham of Bristol. Ginnie Bequette age 9, daughter of Heidi Newton of Altha. Brigette Godwin age 10, daughter of Sheri Godwin of Blountstown. Hunter Moreau age 11, son of Emily Tucker and Bliss Moreau of Altha. Brady Garner age 12, son of Jessica Greene of Bristol. Brady Garner PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE EASTER FUN kets found plenty of goodies hidden in the grass at the Gateway Church Egg Hunt Saturday in Blountstown. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS ABOVE: Two-year-old Avery Hires discovers a well-hidden green egg in the grass. Brigette Godwin


APRIL 4, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 STARSCOPE April 4 April 10 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, things may seem to be going smoothly when something unexpected pops up out of the blue. Thinking quickly will ensure you do not miss a step. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may want to help solve a problem at work, but in this case, it might be best to let others draw their own conclusions. Take a step back. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, teamwork is the name of the game in the days ahead. If you learn to work with others, seemingly unsolvable problems can be solved rather easily. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, your performance at work is a topic of discussion this week. Others recognition of LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Communication between you and close friends this week is a breeze, Leo. You are able to tackle quite a number of subjects and may even plan a brief getaway trip. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, your week starts out on solid footing. All you need to do is maintain the status quo for the next few days and things will progress in the way that you expect. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Be proud of the way you are able to remain neutral in complex situations, Libra. This is why others will come to you when they need advice in the days ahead. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, others may misinterpret your willingness to offer an opinion as intrusive. Reassure them that you are just offering help, not trying to pry. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are tempted to color outside the lines and break all sorts of boundaries. But at this juncture in time, it may be better to play things a bit more moderately. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you are serious about your goals, you have to hunker down this week and draw out a plan. Seeing things in black and white will help you set your course. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although it may seem foolish at this point to scale back on your workload, doing so details and do your best. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, dont be afraid to go off on your own this week. Sometimes you need some time to think for yourself to get into a zone. 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 Hex bolts locks and nuts, size 5/8 x 1 1/2, we have 31 of them, $1 each; Lag screws, size 1/2 x 6, we have 17 of them, 35 cents each; 2 volt, 16 gallon on demand spray er, $70; carpet stretcher, 14 ft., knee kicker, $60. Call (850) 324-6496, no text. 4-4, 4-11 Camper shell and bedliner for full-sized short wheel based truck, $400. Call (850) 643-3497. 4-4, 4-11 Large tan couch, $80; Victorian style couch, matching pillows, $80; off white GE electric stove, everything works, just need a plug, $50. Call (850) 510-1714. 4-4, 4-11 Honda 250 Big Red shaft driven, electric start with reverse. Call (850) 447-5523. 4-4, 4-11 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 AUTOMOBILE 1999 Pontiac Grand AM green in color, has blown head gasket, comes with the parts you asking 650 or best offer. Call (850) 510-1714. 4-4, 4-11 BOAT 15 ft. Aluminum boat Bass Tracker and trail er, 50 hp Mercury two stroke, fully loaded, $2,400 or best offer. Call Mike at (850) 237-1158. 4-4, 4-11 PETS Two small dogs and one medium dog all under two years old, and one puppy under one year old. All free to a good home. Call (850) 447-4586. 4-4, 4-11 Looking for a dresser in fair condition. Call (850) 447-5977. 4-4, 4-11 LOST Black seat cushion (with velcro backing) to high end power chair. Went missing in Bristol somewhere between Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Ace Hardware WANTED and CR 67 via 12. Re ward offered. Call (850) 643-2945. 3-28,4-4 FOUND Yellow Labrador, fe male, about a year old, wearing a collar. 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 De nali Fifth Wheel 33 ft., three slide outs, very good condition, ready to go immediately. $10,000 Diane for pictures or more info (850) 6431519. 3-28, 4-4 YARD SALES BLOUNTSTOWN Huge multi-family yard sale this Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. to noon at 19164 NE Oak Hill Dr. Plants, books, toys, DVDs, toddler clothes, boys clothes, girls clothes sizes 12 to juniors, mens and womens clothes, homeschool re sources and much more. Phone (850) 674-4708. Yard Sale this Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the BP Station on Hwy. 71 North. Miss Me jeans sizes 29 to 31, womens and mens clothes vari ous sizes, dress slacks, shorts, capri pants, boys clothes sizes 6-10, small boy clothes sizes 6 months to 18 months, knick knacks, Spiderman bed sheet, comforter set, home decor, home goods, kids toys, etc. Rain or shine. Phone (850) 643-6260. Apr. 14 at 4 p.m. (CT) (Second Saturday of every month) AUCTION (850) 643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 Old Coins Tools Collectibles 4/4, 4/11/18 Public is invited. 18175 SR 20 W. Blountstown Candy Food Misc. items FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY. 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 utilities included Commercial, Old Mexican Restaurant Mobile home lots 3BR, 2BA singlewide 3BR, 1.5BA house 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN BRISTOL FOR RENT IN Hosford 3 BR 2 BA Doublewide modular home on Hwy. 65N in a private, quiet area $ 600 00 per month DEPOSIT REQUIRED (850) 379-8172 JOB MARKET continued from page 11 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 Be at least 19 years old Be a citizen of the United States Be a high school graduate or its equivalent Not convicted of a felony or a misdemean or involving perjury or domestic violence Military must not have a dishonorable dis charge Good moral character as determined by background investigation Successfully pass a physical examination and drug test Be able to complete the basic recruit train ing course and successfully pass the FDLE Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by the Florida Statutes. 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The Liberty County Bulldogs softball team hosted the Blountstown Tigers on Friday, March 30 in Bristol. After a close game with both teams hitting well, it came down to the last score with Liberty County winning with 4-3. Bulldog Destiny Tucker was the winning pitch er and scored the winning run off of a Taryn Kirk land hit. Holly Ammons and Shelby Copas had two hits each. The team has a 5-10 record. Megan McWaters took the loss for Blount stown Tigers. She went six and two-thirds in nings, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out six and walking one. Shelby Roberts went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Blountstown Tigers in hits. Their record is 6-7 and they play Wednesday in Port St. Joe at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday in Cot tondale at 6:00 p.m. CT ABOVE FROM LEFT: Bulldog Rylee Blackburn (#7) slides into home plate. Tiger Heaven Porter (#5) swings for the fences. BE LOW FROM LEFT: Bull dog Destiny Tucker (#23) throws the Victoria Kelley (#18) pitch es the ball. Rylee Black burn (#7) rounds third plate. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2018 SOFTBALL 2.5 million Floridians still smoke. Too many Floridians still lose time, money and their health to tobacco addiction. Tobacco Free Florida is here to help every Floridian quit for FREE. Together, we can help create a Tobacco Free Florida. Visit for more information. 10.45% 15.92% 15.93% 17.81% 17.82% 20.62% 20.63% 24.89% 2018 | Percent of Adults who are Current Smokers MARIANNA The Florida Peanut Producers Association is pleased to announce the opening of their 2018 Scholarship Award Program, effec tive April 1. Two $1,200 scholar ships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors and/or college students. The applicant or someone in the appli cant's family must be an actively producing pea nut grower, not neces sarily a member of the FPPA. Each winner will re ceive $600 when the scholarship winners are announced. The remain ing $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and docu mentation of passing grades is submitted to "The Florida Peanut Producers Association is committed to helping further the education of young people in Florida and the scholarship pro gram is evidence of our commitment," said Ken Barton, Executive Direc tor of the FPPA. "The FPPA welcomes selection will be made by the committee and all applicants will be noti scholarship winners," said Barton. For an application at 2741 Penn Avenue, Suite 1, Marianna, call (850) 526-2590 or you can print the application off the FPPA website Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than July 1. Scholarship money now available from FPPA Liberty County girls take 4-3 win after hosting BHS Tigers