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The Calhoun-Liberty journal

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Title:
The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title:
Calhoun Liberty journal
Place of Publication:
Bristol, FL
Publisher:
Liberty Journal, Inc., Johnny Eubanks- Publisher, Teresa Eubanks- Editor
Creation Date:
January 5, 2005
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Copyright Date:
2005
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Weekly
regular
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English

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Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
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United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Began in Sept. 1991.
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Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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See INDIGO SNAKES RELEASED continued on page 14 JOURNAL WednesdayJuly 25, 2018Vol. 38 No. 30 The Calhoun-LIBER T Y 50 includes tax Bristol Library program........5 Monday crash near Mason Road......8 Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Events and Community Calendar..................... 3 News from the Pews, Wedding announced........5 Sean of the South.......7 Obituaries.....11 & 13 Job Market and Legal Notices.......................12 Horoscope, Sudoku and Classieds................13Blountstown man arrested for making threats against local ofcial and familyby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Blountstown man in a care facility in Bay County has been ar rested after threatening to kill an ily members. A witness contacted the Calhoun after hearing Euston Edwin Pitts, 53, of Blountstown, continually talking about killing several people during a four-hour period. According to the arrest report, Pitts who is not being held at the facility against his will and was free to leave at any time said when he got out, he would go home, family members. Photos and information on Pitts were distributed to local law enforcecharged with two counts of corruption by threat against a public servant by usEUST ON EDWIN PITTS threatened eastern indigo snakes have just been released in northern Florida at Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP)as part of a collaborative endeavor to return the native, nonvenomous apex predator marks the second year in a row of the reintroduction effort, and furthers the long-term joint plan of multiple nonprofit, agency, and academia partners to restore this important species to the region. digo Conservation, Auburn University, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), U.S. Fish and Center, Gulf Power, Southern Company Foundation, and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida are dedicated to supporting the recovery of this species. iconic and essential component of the now rare southern longleaf pine forest. decades to restore and manage the habitat required by the snake, and many other species, to make the release possible. function to balance the wildlife commu nity it consumes a variety of small animals including both venomous and nonvenomous snakes. At over 8 feet long, this impressive snake often relies upon gopher tortoise burrows for shelfound throughout southern Georgia, Alabama, eastern Mississippi, and throughout Florida, though their range is now far more restricted. from northern Florida due to habitat loss and fragmentation, the indigo was last observed annual release is part of and continues a focus on establishment of healthy ecosystems through collaborative land, water and wildlife conservation efforts. Brooke Talley (FWC) releases an indigo snake at the entrance to a gopher tortoise burrow at The Cloud charged with false imprisonment,strangulation & VOPby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Clarksville man who was arrested for holding a woman against her will for several hours is charged with false imprisonment, felony domestic battery by strangulation, hindering communication with law enforcement and violation of probation. said he was upset that the air conditioner was not working and accused her of being on Facebook all day. She told investiga tors while they were arguing, Cloud admit ted that he had been drinking alcohol and using meth before his arrival. She said he pushed her into the side of their trailer during the dispute. When they went inside, she said he pushed her down, tore a strap from her clothing, wrapped it around her neck and started choking her. She told investigators he would stop but when the argument resumed he would start choking her again. She said he took her cell phone and he refused to leave. When she attempted to get out, she said he blocked the doorway. she returned to the bedroom and laid on the bed. He came in, she stated, and laid down as well but then tied her leg to his, telling her that way he would know if she tried to just before midnight. Photos were taken of her injuries, which included abrasions to the neck and other marks on her head. She warned investiga tors that Cloud was in possession of a large had an extensive criminal history which included violent crimes according to the ar rest report. He is currently on state probation for felony battery. When deputies went to take him into custody the next day, Cloud ignored their knocks on the trailer doors and windows. Cloud did not come out when deputies ver walking toward the front door, which they heard him lock. Deputies then entered the home and found under two clothing racks and a garment bag in a room on the south end of the trailer. He refused an order to put his hands behind his coming toward deputies but was stopped by a taser. He is being held without bond. School Calendars, School Open HouseSchedule& BHS events SEE PAGE 10 Eastern indigo snakes released here to begin 2nd recovery year The Nature Conservancy's North Florida Program Manag er David Printiss gets ready to release an indigo snake to the

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 25, 2018 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa EubanksMy is for Our ChildrenI would love the opportunity to serve Calhoun County as your School Board member for District 5. I will serve you with Integrity, Commitment, Collaboration, our children and the future of Calhoun County. I hope to meet as many of you as I can, but if I miss you please feel free to call or email me: (850) 451-1579, crystalebersole79@gmail.com You can also read more about my stance on issues that affect prevention, whole child education, and economic development at .So that there should be no division in the body, but that its members should have mutual care for one another. -Corinthians 12:25 Ebersole Crystal for Calhoun Co. School Board, Dist. 5Political advertisement paid for and approved by Crystal Ebersole for School Board 17845 N. Main St. BLOUNTSTOWN 674-4600 ALDAY INSURANCE AGENCY call for an insurance quote! Lifetime Warranty pay up to $500 TNT CENTERTOBY GARNETT, OWNER CALHOUN COUNTYJULY 23 Edward Swanson, failure to appear, CCSO. Brandon Lee Stewart, battery, CCSO. Shontavius Peterson, aggravated battery, robbery, BPD. Michael Jerome Bailey, resisting an peace, BPD. JULY 21 non-support of children or spouse, CCSO. JULY 20 Christopher Scott Curran, hit and run, aged property, FHP. JULY 19 Tammy Marie Johnson, posses evidence, possession of synthetic marijuana, BPD. kidnap, VOP, obstructing justice, felony battery resulting in bodily harm, CCSO. Antonia Marie Barcenas, VOP, CCSO. Tommy W ayne Bailey, VOP, CCSO. out of county CCSO. JULY 18 Tillman McCroan, rant, CCSO. Travis Dewayne Johnson, convicted felon registration, CCSO. convicted felon registration, CCSO. Michael Anthony Barnes, VOP, CCSO. property damage CCSO. JULY 17 Euston Edwin Pitts, crimes against person, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYJULY 21 Jamarcus T. Williams, fense, possession of drug equipment, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO. JULY 20 VOP, LCSO. Amber Dawn Mathis, ends, LCSO. Curtis Lee Harris, LCSO. JULY 19 license suspended or revoked, LCSO. Tammy Johnson, holding for Calhoun, CCSO. JULY 17 second degree petty theft LCSO. Thomas Galloway, sale of marijuana, LCSO. JULY 16 Carlton Hall, violence, battery second offense, LCSO.__________________________________________Listings include name followed by charge and The names above represent those charged. W e remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. An Altha man who had been recently released from prison was taken to jail after he reportedly went to his ex-girlfriends home against her wishes, refused to leave when asked to do so, punched through a window and then began yelling, according to a report When she responded with a text message stating that she did not have any money to give him, he replied that he When she heard someone at the door a short time later, she son was in another room and had heard the glass in the front out to ask what was going on, she did not want to talk to him yelled that he would never speak to his ex again and got in the passengers side of a small truck parked was going to come in the home and harm him, his tody on July 18 on charges of criminal mischief and MATTHEW O. ALIFFI CHRIS S. CURRAN Altha man arrested for DUI, leaving scene & damage found walking away from his wrecked vehicle early Friday morning was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI with property damage, according to a report from the Flor Christopher Scott Curran was walking northbound on CR 167 sometime When questioned, Curran admitted rolling his vehicle over in the area of fence before coming to rest in a ditch, according to Curran told the trooper he had two cell phones with him when he wrecked but decided to walk to a relatives home instead of The trooper noted that Curran showed signs of impairment and appeared to be unGuns, cannabis found in car parked in road in early morning hrs.A report of a suspicious vehicle that had been stopped for about an hour at Solomon Street and Faircloth Road with its headwith two guns including one with an altered serial number a small amount of marijuana Liberty County Sheriffs tially blocking the eastbound lane of Faircloth Road and the driver apparently asleep at the wheel with his head slumped Summers pulled up behind the grey four-door window to rouse the driver and noticed a half-empty rolled down his window a few inches and stated, Im goodIm good before rolling it back up as Summers noted the odor of cannabis coming from inside ted small pieces of green plant material in the drivers When Williams complied after being told to step out, Summers noticed the handle of a gun wedged grams of marijuana was found in Williams right The gun a 9mm semi-automatic Taurus handgun with 17 rounds of ammunition was removed from A backpack in the rear seat was found to hold anAs it was removed from the vehicle, Williams stated, A hunting mask that would cover all but the wear A black canvas bag discovered in the trunk held a digital scale and several small pieces of marijuana, along with an unopened pack of cigars and a pair of Williams was charged with possession of less than JAMARCUS T WILLIAMS Help us preserve our areas heritage by volunteering your time and talents at the Panhandle Pioneer SettlementCall (850) 674-2777

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JULY 25, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $20. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers RoadLocated 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: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks....................Publisher Teresa Eubanks..........................Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro.................Advertising Patricia Sherrod...Production AssistantOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-FTHE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews Wednesday, July 25 Thursday July 26 Friday, July 27 Saturday, July 28 Monday, July 30 Sunday, July 29 Tuesday, July 31Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Community CalendarJULYBIRTHDAYS: Dani Strickland, Lisa Ramer, Sue Pitts, Nina Hall, Steve Bailey, Michelle Thrasher & Chris Atkins, 1 p.m. ET at Bristol Library,located temporarily at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.VFW Post 12010, 7:30 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol.BIRTHDAYS: Dana Burns, Dwight Van Lierop, T.J. Shirah, Jamarial Johnson & Amber CobiaANNIVERSARY: Domenick & Daina EsgroBIRTHDAYS: Jay Yoder, ColeDawsey, Chelsea Bateman, Dewey Hood, Vicki Davis & Autumn Grace McLemore Storytime, 10:30 a.m. ET at Hosford Library.Writers Guild meeting, 1 p.m. CT at Blountstown Library.BIRTHDAYS: Deborah Pope, Doris Traylor, James Ammons, Jason White & Sherrie HaneyBIRTHDAYS: Gay Lewis & Savannah CreamerANNIVERSARY: Donny & Terri Bolding; Philip & Pam Detweiler Trust into law LC Bulldog Club meetingBIRTHDAYS: Lindell McClain, Annette Phillips, Janet Kyle, Edwin Hobby, Jo Plummer & LaTrenda Larkins BIRTHDAYS: Freddie Peterson, Stephanie Hofheinz, Marie Fowler, Angel Tipton, Mary Rubel, Paige Willis & Mechelle Morgan Wildflower alertRosemary Frostweed or Sunroseby Eleanor Dietrich, Florida Panhandle Large patches of this low-growCrocanthemum rosmarinifolium) may be found low and about an inch wide, with large leaf comes out of the main Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance The City of Blountstown will be placing a new stop sign on Angle St. near the crosswalk at the intersections of Angle St., Pennington St., Blount St. and Franklin St. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.New stop sign goes up in Blountstown Aug. 8TALLAHASSEE Girl Scouts is happy to give new girl and adult members an extended registration, which will allow them to purchase a Girl Scout membership at a prorated cost. This new membership option allows new girls and adults to join paying a reduced rate for the partial year in which they are joining. The price for extended year membership includes membership for the remainder of the current Girl Scout year, as well as the entire upcoming membership year, which means that their membership will be paid for through Sept. 30, 2019 for only $35. The extended registration is only available until Tuesday, July 31. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts for the extended registration period you may on our website at www.gscfp.org, if you have any questions please contact us at (850) 434-1333 ext. 1117, or toll-free at (888) 271-8778 or email info@gscfp.org About the Girl Scouts: The programs and services of the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc., teach girls to discover, connect and take action, Girl Scouts are extending their registration deadline to July 31 and character, to make the world a better place. A United Way agency, the Council currently serves girls across 19 counties of the Florida Panhandle with the assistance of numerous dedicated volunteers. To volunteer or join Girl Scouts, call 1(888) 271-8778 or visit www.gscfp.org.Blood drive July 25There will be a blood drive on Wednesday, July 25 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT at the Calhoun County Courthouse. All donors will receive a Oneblood beach towel and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, tempera ture, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening! You can also make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #26977 ID required. For more information, please contact Carla Hand at (850) 674-4545. Walk-ons welcome!BES spruce up day is set for July 28Come help spruce up Blountstown Elementary School on Saturday, July 28. We will start working beginning at 8 a.m. We will be decorating bulletin boards, decorating classroom and work areas, painting and doing light landscaping. If you are a part of a group or community organization, church or just an interested member of the community and would like to participate, call us at (850) 674-8169. Ice Cream Social at the Settlement Aug. 10The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be hosting their Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social from 6 to 8 p.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 10. There will be prizes awarded for the is $100, second prize, $50 and third prize, $25. The cost is $5 and its all you can eat. For more information, call (850) 674-2777 or email info@panhandle pioneer.us The Calhoun-Liberty Writers Guild meets each fourth Saturday at the Blountstown Library starting at 1 p.m., except for posted holidays. No registration required, just come and talk to other writers. Are you interested in writing? Have you begun a novel, a short story, an ar ticle or a journal, but gotten stumped on creativity and havent an inkling on how to continue? Maybe you have a few ideas or characters youd like to work on, but no idea how to get started. This months program: Write something about being bored. For further information call Darlene Earhart at (850) 674-5200 or (850) 762-8280. meet this SaturdayCome meet those who serve our community at National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6-to 8 p.m. CT at Magnolia Square in Blountstown. Help us bid farewell to crime! This entire event is free! There will be hotdogs, chips, drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, petting zoo, dunking booth, interactive activities with the members of the Blountstown Police Department and the Blountstown Fire Department, face painting, bouncy houses, games for small chil Natl Night Out Aug. 7 The Liberty County Bulldog Club will be holding their Annual Meet and Greet at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, July 27. game. and you will be able to meet and talk with them about the up and coming play in on Friday nights. There will be no admission, were just asking everyone to donate some of the following: Lysol spray, Tide, sports liquid, or water. We will also be serving pulled pork sandwiches, chips and drink. Also, membership and parking dues to the building of the new school and having to relocate the fan parking until the school is complete. Come on out and support the players and coachesBulldog Club Annual Westside VFD will be hosting an open house and recruitment cookout from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 4. We are looking for Junior Fireers ages 18 and up. Be part of the tradi tion. Be part of the excitement. Be part of the community. ers. There will be an apparatus display, free food, learn volunteer applications, For more information, contact Micah Martin at (850) 447-3109 or Doug Harrell at (850) 674-7535. We are located at 18212 SR 20 in Blountstown.Westside VFD Open Cookout set for Aug. 4

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 25, 2018 LIBERTY COUNTY ELECTION NOTICESPrimary Election: August 28, 2018BOOKS CLOSE For those individuals who have not yet registered to vote, or need com/Voter Information, then click on Register to Vote or pick up a SAMPLE BALLOTS VOTE-BY -MAIL BALLOTS If you wish to receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot, you can make your LOGIC & ACCURACY TEST The public testing of all voting equipment will be held on Tuesday, ET EARLY VOTING Gina McDowell, Liberty County Supervisor of Elections PUBLIC NOTICEKathy Brown, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners Liberty County, FloridaThis notice is to inform the residents of Liberty County about the adopted Animal This ordinance, along with all other www.libertybocc.com ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on Repairs & RelinesBristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD CITY TIRE CO. "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all"TOYO TIRE S "Authorized Dealer" driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? GET A NEW SET OFThe Liberty County Senior Citizens Associations, Inc. announces the following activities for the month of August: Thursday, Aug. 2 Shopping this week is at our own Bristol Piggly Wiggly. Call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, July 31 to schedule your pick up for shopping. at the Bristol Senior Center; We will play Bingo and do senior chair exercises for your pleasure. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Thursday, Aug. 9 Wal-Mart in Tallahassee is your destination for shopping. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Would you like to have a free hearing check? Staff from Hearing Life of Dothan will be at the Bristol Senior Center to do just that and to inform you of their services. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Do not miss this great opportunity. We will also play Bingo. Shopping this week is at the Bristol Piggly Wiggly. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. The Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet in the Bristol Senior Center at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this meeting. For your shopping pleasure Liberty Transit will take you to the Marianna WalMart. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. Bristol Senior Center at 10 a.m. we will have staff from Big Bend Rural Health to do a presentation on Por tion Plate Sizes and do some fun activities. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. Bristol Senior Center at 11 a.m. we will have a representative of Big Bend Hospice to discuss their services. Information about their services may be very valuable to you or someone that you know. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20. come to the Bristol Senior for another day of Senior Exercises and a few games of Bingo. Come to the Bristol Senior for another day of Senior Exer cises and a few games of Bingo. For transportation to the Bristol Center, call Liberty Transit at 6432524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Shopping at the Bristol Piggly Wiggly. Call (850) 643-2524 by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. The Bristol and Hosford Senior Centers and Liberty County Transit will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day. We wish for you to have a safe and fun Holiday. The Bristol Senior Center is open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.ET The Hosford Center is open Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.ET Seniors are welcome to come for a hot meal served at 12 p.m.ET and to enjoy socialization with oth-ers. Call (850) 643-5690 to make a meal reservation the day before you plan to attend. If you need transporta-tion to either center, you will need to call Liberty Transit at (850) 643-2524 three working days before you plan to attend. AHCH Homemaking & Compan#12175/License #5945.Liberty County Senior Citizens centers announce upcoming activitiesFree hearing checks at Bristol CenterTALLAHASSEE Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has joined a nationwide partnership, spear headed by the Federal Trade Commission, to help Americans identify and avoid fraudulent charities servicemembers. The department joins the FTC, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and other law enforcecharitable organizations throughout the country to support the Operation Donate with Honor initia tive. The brave men and women our freedom deserve all the support we can provide. It is deplor able to exploit our nations heroes by scamming Floridians out of hard-earned money, said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. Before donating to charitable organizations that claim to help veterans and servicemembers, Floridians should follow these simple tips: is the fundraiser and who will benmuch of the contribution goes to the charity mentioned in the redonation goes toward administrative and fundraising expenses?; ganization is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services by visiting FloridaConsumerHelp.com; zation at www.FreshFromFlorida. com to see how much of a donation will go toward the individuals the charity intends to help versus operating expenses; table solicitations by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-4357352) or, for Spanish speakers, 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832). For more information visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com.Florida Dept. of Agriculture, Federal Trade Commission joins national effort against fraudulent veterans charities June 2018 unemployment ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ---June-18 May-18 June-17 Holmes.................4.5 3.7 5.2 Jackson.................4.5 3.5 4.9 Washington...........3.9 3.4 4.3 Chipola Region....4.4 3.6 4.9Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2018, staying constant with the May 2018 rate and down 0.3 per centage point from a year ago. There were 387,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,233,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in June. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,759,400 in June 2018, an increase of 14,300 jobs over the month. The state gained 170,500 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.0 percent. The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Chipola region was 4.4per cent in June 2018. This rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the regions year ago rate of 4.9 percent.

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JULY 25, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 (850) 643-6337Political advertisement paid for and approved by Doyle Brown for Liberty County Commission, District 4. Crystal Merkison and Andrew Shuler will exchange wedding vows Satur day, Aug. 4 beginning at 5 p.m. ET at Torreya State Park with Darrell JohnShe is the daughter of Angela and Obie Harper of Bristol and Tim and Bobbie Merkison of Greensboro. Her grandparents are Wesley Silcox and the late Rachel Silcox of Blountstown and Kay Miller and the late Robin Miller of Greensboro. Her greatgrandparents are the late Jake and Jewel Harris of Bristol. He is the son of Sherri and David Shuler of Bristol. His grandparents are Minnie Shuler and the late Parley Shuler of Bristol, the late Charles Howell of Bristol and the late Sue Howell of Bristol. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Liberty County High School and is cur rently employed as a correctional oftion. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Liberty County High School. She graduated from TCC with an Associate in Arts Degree. Currently she is a stay at home mom. The brides maid of honor will be her cousin, Dixie Flowers and her bridesmaid will be her sister, Tiffany Merkison, both of girl will be their daughter, Arrabella Shuler and ring bearer is their son, Greyson Shuler. The music will be Shamrock. The reception will be in the fellowship hall at Fusion Church beside Ace Hardware in Bristol and will begin at 6:30 p.m. ETThe couple plan to reside in Bristol after the wedding.Merkison, Shuler to wed Aug. 4 NEWS FROM THE PEWSSUNNY HILL PH CHURCH We will be hosting an exciting VBS Wednesday, July 25 thru Friday, July 27 for kids 4 CT Wednesday and Thursday night we will be learning about how Jesus can be our rescuer. On Friday night, we will have a family night where we share what we have learned. The church is located at 19352 NE County Road 274 in Altha. For more information call Carla at (850) 447-2771.kSOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD We are having a Fifth Sunday sing July 29. All are invited to share in this special service then stay and fellowship with us during a covered dish dinner. Sunday School is at 10 a.m.,followed by The Paul Family from Georgia.The church is located two miles south of Blountstown at 15164 SR 71 South by Eddie Faircloth Septic Company. For more information call (850) 7621958.kST. MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH We will be celebrating our Pastoral 17th Anniversary. Everyone is welcome to attend. On Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. the colors are white and red. Guest churches will be Pastor Delwynn G. Williams, Pastor/ Teacher with St. John M.B. Church of Panama City; Reverend Dion Gilbert, Pastor/Teacher of New Hope M. B. Church of Lynn Haven; and Reverend Terrence Roulach, Pastor/Teacher of Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ of Quincy. On Friday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. the colors will be purple and silver. Guest churches will be Bishop Lonnie Mitchell, Pastor/ Teacher of New Beginning Assembly OTS Church of Panama City; Reverend James Williams, Pastor/Teacher of Friendship M.B. Church of Apalachicola; and Superintendent Delano Reed, On Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. the colors will be green and pink. Guest churches will be Reverend Stanley Walker, Pastor/ Teacher of Tabernacle M.B. Church of Tallahassee; Elder James Russ, Pastor/Teacher of Greater Friendship M.B. Church of Panama City; and Reverend Marshall Gonzales, Pastor/Teacher of First Born Saint of God Church in Blountstown.The church is located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown. For more information call (850) 674-4432.kHASTY POND BAPTIST CHURCH We will be hosting a gospel sing featuring The Thompsons on Aug. 12 beginning at 5 p.m.The church is located at 4895 Hasty Pond Road in Marianna (15 miles south of Marianna, off Hwy. 73, one half mile). Call (850) 482-4685 for more information.Harrell Memorial Public Library, currently operating out of Veterans Memorial Civic Center at 10405 NW Theo Ja3-10 years of age on July 19. Children learned about the science of thropology, where archaeologists work, and how they discover and protect our cultural heritage. This fun and informative event, presented by Barbara Clark, M.A., RPA of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, set the stage for understanding how archaeology preserves our past for the present and future. To learn about upcoming library events contact Library Assistant Amy Miller at (850) 643-2247. Barbara Clark, Briar Basford (hiding behind his bag), Brody Basford, Chelsey Hostetter, Rylee Johnson, Nellie Eubanks, Ronald Eubanks, Cheyenne Eubanks and Library Assistant Amy Miller took part in the July 19 program. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOSArchaeology program held in BristolABOVE: Library Assistant Amy Miller gets a hug. RIGHT: Guest presenter Barbara Clark, M.A., RPA of the Florida Public Archaeology Network guides the children through archaeol ogy activities. Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Danny Hassig for School Board District 5 Calhoun Co unty Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Danny Hassig for School Board District 5 Calhoun Co unty Calhoun Co. School Board, Dist. 5Keep Our Children SAFE! God Bless Our Country God Bless Our CountryPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Danny Hassig for School Board, District 5

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 25, 2018 COMMENTARYA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Late Night LaughsWatch what Trump does after firing Mueller & RosensteinWASHINGTON President Trump is not going to change and suddenly become presidential in the way we think of presidents. The question now is whether we can wait him out without doing real damage to our democracy. Do we have any other choice but to let the gears of government and justice work however slowly and imperfectly? Trump covers up each outrage with another outrage, so nothing sinks in for too long. Whos talking anymore about families separated at the bor der? Its a challenge for the media to get traction on Trumps pick for the Supreme Court, a seat that will impact American life and culture for generations to come. Now, all the talk is about the fresh shock waves gripping Washington in the wake of Trumps Helsinki performance and how he threw the U.S. intel ligence community under the bus. Over the next down on his support for Putin, giving allies, crit ics and the media whiplash while Russia cheered. But neither shock nor shock waves should be at play. Trump is consistent. He is behaving just as he did in the campaign when he urged the Russians if youre listening to hack into Hillary Clintons intelligence with the Russian ambassador in the Given this pattern of escalating outrages, each outdoing the one before, the only rational conclusion is to assume things will get worse. At the heart of his mercurial actions is the realization that the Mueller probe is bearing down on the relationship between the Trump campaign and the Russians as well as between Trumps business empire and the Russians. Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his superior, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is something Trump would not only like to do, but something he must do. Hes been warned possibly trigger impeachment proceedings. Standing next to Putin at the press conference in Helsinki, he called the Mueller probe ridicu lous, a statement that caused some legislators to believe Mueller just got job insurance, at least for now. The reaction to Trumps obsequious attitude toward Putin rattled some of Trumps most stalwart allies. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said it was the biggest mistake of his presidency, and that hosts who cheerlead for Trump couldnt stomach the Union one of Americas foes because he doesnt like their tariffs on trade, and because they dont pay enough to NATO for their collective defense. However, Trump, like a cornered animal, must strike back. And if he follows his own precedents, and then discover or create a replacement headline. Presidents have the ability to change the script quickly, and thats especially true with military action. President Reagan suffered a humiliating defeat in Lebanon when 241 Marines and sailors sleeping unarmed in their bunks were killed in the early morning of October 23, 1983 by a suicide bomber driving a truck loaded with explosives. Two days later, Reagan ordered the invasion of the tiny island of Grenada to secure the safety of a thousand medical students the administra tion claimed were being threatened by the Marxist government there. The clash led to the loss of 20 U.S. troops and a hundred wounded, but the pictures of the rescued students dominated the news, supplanting headlines about the tragedy in Leba became the news of the moment, and Lebanon became history. Any president has extraordinary power, and with Trump, we shouldnt be shocked if he wields it to protect and preserve his own interests, and not necis what he does, and no one should be shocked. WASHIN GTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift A couple in Florida are getting married and inthis goat. JIMMY F ALLONIn honor of World Emoji Day, Apple has anad. SETH MYERS in the world. We are deathly afraid of an animal JIMMY KIMMEL STEPHEN COLBERTAccording to a new report, young Republican ing to some Republican staffers, they are getting app. JAMES CORDENThe big story is that President Trump lashed out at Iran on Twitter, and some people are afraid that he might start World War III. In response, JIMMY F ALLON SETH MEYERSThe president was up past his bedtime, lashof all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars. And to that Trump responded with the mother of all caps. JIMMY KIMMEL NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HA VE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS! Yes, be cautious! You cross the White House. STEPHEN COLBERT of coffee. JAMES CORDEN

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JULY 25, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY Sean Dietrich writes about life in the American South. His columns have ap peared in South Magazine, the Bitter Southerner, Thom Magazine 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 dai ly life in our little corner of America. He has written several books which can be found on Amazon.com. R S EAN OF THE S OUTH GOOD BY SEAN DIETRICH 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 djsummers.law@gmail.com (850) 643-2030 (850) 272-0144 Clint Hatcher, Owner 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! QUALITY SEAMLESS GUTTERS FREE ESTIMATES WARRANTY TELEPHONE (850) 209-5757 Licensed & Insured Kevin Brown Enterprises, INC CALL 674-8081 or 643-1594 (Cell) FREE Licensed & Insured NISSLEYS TREE SERVICE & STUMP GRINDING Summers Realty of Tallahassee, Inc. Jack H. Hal Summers, Jr. Realtor/Broker Associate 1102 N. GADSDE N STREET, TALLAHASSEE Billy James McLean I N CORPORATED (850) 867-8157 XS C APESIN C ORPORATED@GMAIL.C OM The Calhoun-Liberty Journal SERVICE Directory ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CALL (850) 643-3333 Increase PROFITS and get RESULTS!

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 25, 2018 Political Advertisement paid for and approved by James Bo Sanders, Democrat for County Commissioner, District 4, Liberty County I have a deep love for Liberty County. If re-elected I will continue to work hard to maintain the great quality of life we share here in our wonderful county.Please vote for and re-elect JAMES BO SANDERS for County Commissioner, District 4. VOTE JAMES BOFOR LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4 SUPPORTS GOOD VALUES HONEST DEPENDABLE AV AILABLE(850) 643-8522 Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Darrel Doobie Hayes, Candidate for Liberty County School Board, District 3 I humbly ask for your vote and support on August 28. Keep Ken Hosford AU G28 Early voting is A ug. 13-25, General Election will be A ug. 28. YOU CAN FOLLOW M Y CAMPAIGN PAGE ON FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ KENHOSFORD4JUDGE Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ken Hosford for JudgeVOTETwo vehicles were damaged and both drivers were left with minor injuries following a rear-end collision on SR 20 in Blountstown around 7:30 a.m. Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Ericka Andrews, 36, of Blountstown was westbound when she attempted to make a right turn onto NE Mason Road. Traveling behind her was Michelle Lynn King, 27, of Bristol, who failed to yield and ran into the back Honda CRV came to rest on the north shoulder while the Jeep stopped on the south shoulder. The crash was investigated DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Vehicles damaged in rear-end crashFormer school employee convicted for possession of pills and petty theftby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Liberty County jury returned a guilty verdict in last weeks trial of a former W.R. Tolar School health aide charged with stealing pills from a locked cabinet The six member jury returned after just under three hours deliberation July 18. Lindsay Lewis, 34, of Bristol was convicted of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and petty theft. Lewis did not take the stand. Eight during the two-day trial. Lewis was arrested Dec. 27, 2017 following an investi gation by the Liberty County September after the school nurse discovered ten Adderall pills were missing. The pills were intended for use by a student with ADHD; the childs mother had brought in 30 pills the morning of Sept. 16. The school nurse left later that day to attend a meeting. When she returned to work the following Monday, she realized the pills which she had counted before locking them up the previous Friday were missing. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 27. LINDSAY LEWISCARRABELLE The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association will host the third annual Crab Cake Cook-off on Saturday, July 28 in downtown Carrabelle from 6 p.m. ET Sample crab cake bites from local talented competitors and cast your vote for the greatest crab cake in Carrabelle. This is a fundraiser to er Lighthouse and the playground pirate ship "Carrabella."Annual Crab Cake Cookoff July 28 Note of ThanksThank you for everything, Nanny and Papa. Love, Cayden Esgro

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JULY 25, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 ESTIMATED REVENUE GENERAL SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE CAPIT AL PROJECTS TOTAL ALL FUNDS FEDERAL $540,000.00 $701,500.00 $1,241,500.00 STATE $10,844,321.00 $12,000.00 $34,908.39 $6,069,095.00 $16,960,324.39 LOCAL $1,688,137.00 $50,600.00 $588,344.00 $2,327,081.00 TOTAL REVENUES $13,072,458.00 $764,100.00 $34,908.39 $6,657,439.00 $20,528,905.39 TRANSFERS IN $250,000.00 $135,980.97 $300,884.45 $686,865.42 FUND BALANCE: 7/1/18 $587,802.00 $-152,710.28 $1,574.34 $457,947.88 $894,613.94 TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS, AND FUND-NET ASSET BALANCES $13,910,260.00 $747,370.69 $36,482.73 $7,416,271.33 $22,110,384.75 EXPENDITURES: INSTRUCTION $7,363,250.09 $10,779.66 $7,374,029.75 PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES $212,502.13 $212,502.13 INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA $74,660.54 $74,660.54 INSTRU. & CURRICULUM DEV. $384,456.26 $384,456.26 INSTRU. & STAFF TRAINING $13,991.52 $1,540.00 $15,531.52 INSTRU. RELATED TECHNOLOGY $852,879.83 $852,879.83 BOARD OF EDUCATION $310,127.04 $310,127.04 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION $403,608.95 $381.96 $403,990.91 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION $663,959.86 $663,959.86 FACILITIES ACQUISITION CONST. $6,556,770.80 $6,556,770.80 FISCAL SERVICES $303,394.05 $303,394.05 FOOD SERVICES $582,695.29 $582,695.29 CENTRAL SERVICES $76,592.94 $76,592.94 PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERV. $598,763.79 $3,108.00 $601,871.79 OPERATION OF PLANT $1,350,862.00 $1,350,862.00 MAINTENANCE OF PLANT $247,790.52 $247,790.52 ADMIN. TECHNOLOGY SERVICES $172,868.46 $172,868.46 COMMUNITY SERVICES $80,511.73 $148,865.78 $229,377.51 DEBT SERVICES $49,184.81 $34,908.39 $84,093.20 TOTAL EXPENDITURES $13,159,404.52 $747,370.69 $34,908.39 $6,556,770.80 $20,498,454.40 TRANSFERS OUT $135,980.97 $550,884.45 $686,865.42 FUND BALANCE: 6/30/19 $614,874.51 $1,574.34 $308,616.08 $925,064.93TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS AND FUND-NET ASSET BALANCES $13,910,260.00 $747,370.69 $36,482.73 $7,416,271.33 $22,110,384.75BUDGET SUMMARYDISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF LIBERTY COUNTYTHE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF LIBERTY JULY 1, 2018 JUNE 30, 2019PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVIES SUBJECT TO 10-MILL CAP REQUIRED LOCAL EFFORT (Includes PPFAM) .................. LOCAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT (CAPITAL OUTLAY) ....... DISCRETIONARY OPERATING ............................................ 3.9560 1.5000 0.7480Total Millage: 6.2040 listed herein. MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPAIR All Schools School Bus and Maintenance Shop MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT, COMPUTERS AND DEVICE HARDWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE NECESSARY FOR GAINING ACCESS TO OR ENHAN CING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT AND RESOURCES, AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE SOFTWARE. sonnel PAYMENTS OF COST OF COMPLIANCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL STATUTES, RULES, AND REGULATIONS PAYMENTS OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARY TO INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ET CR 12, Bristol, Florida. A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL CAPIT AL OUTLAY NOTICE OF PR OPOSED TAX INCREASE ET CR 12, Bristol, FL 32321.

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 25, 2018 SCHOOL NEWS LIBERTY COUNTY2018-2019SCHOOL CALEN DAR THIS CALENDAR SPONSORED BY imohnsonJHeating & AC, INC. OFFICE: (850) 643-5990 CELL: (850) 643-6086 FL Lic #CAC1814244 LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR Professional Development/Pre-planning for Teachers ..........Aug. 6-10 SCHOOL BEGINS................................................Monday, Aug. 13 Pre-School Begins ...................................................................Aug. 13 Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) ..........................................................Sept. 3 1st Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home ................................Sept. 12 PD/Data Day Teachers (NO SCHOOL) ...................................Sept. 28 FTE Week .............................................................................Oct. 8-12 End 1st Nine Weeks ..................................................................Oct. 12 Begin 2nd Nine Weeks .............................................................Oct. 15 1st Quarter Report Cards Sent Home .........................................Oct. 18 Early Release Day/Data Analysis .........................................Oct. 31 Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL) ....................................................N ov. 12 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home ..................................Nov. 14 Fall Break (NO SCHOOL) ..................................................Nov. 19-23 Thanksgiving Day (NO SCHOOL) ..........................................Nov. 22 1st Semester Ends/Early release..........................................Dec. 21 Winter Break (NO SCHOOL) .............................................Dec. 24-31 Christmas H oliday (NO SCHOOL) ...........................................Dec. 25 New Years Day (NO SCHOOL) ...................................................Jan. 1 Winter Break continued (NO SCHOOL) .................................Jan. 1-8 Pre-Planning for Teacher/Data Analysis ...............................Jan. 7 2nd Semester begins/school resumes ........................................Jan. 8 2nd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home .......................................Jan. 11 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (NO SCHOOL) ....................Jan. 21 FTE Week ................................................................................Feb. 4-8 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home ...................................Feb. 6 Early Release Day/Teacher Planning ....................................Feb. 14 PD/Data Day (NO SCHOOL) .....................................................Feb. 15 Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL) .................................................Feb. 18 End 3rd Nine Weeks/Early Release/Teacher Planning ........March 8 Begin 4th Nine Weeks ............................................................March 11 3rd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home ...................................March 14 Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) ...........................................March 25-29 4th Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home ...............................April 17 PD/Data Day(NO SCHOOL) ...................................................April 26 BACCALAUREA TE .............................................................May 22 LCHS GRADUA TION ..........................................................May 24 Memorial Day Holiday (NO SCHOOL) ...............................May 27 Early Release/Teacher Planning/LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS ......May 30 2nd Semester Ends/Post-Planning ...........................................May 31 SU MMER SCHOOL ..............................................................June 10-24 CALHOUN COUNTY 2018-2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR THIS CALENDAR SPONSORED BY CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR Calhoun County A Commitment to Service and Keeping you Safe. 20776 Central A venue East www.CalhounSheriff.com TIP LINE: (850) 674-TIPS SHERIFF GLENN KIMBREL Pre-School Planning...............................................................Aug. 1-9 SCHOOL BEGINS..................................................Friday, Aug. 10 Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) .........................................................Sept. 3 Early (1 p.m.) Release/Prof. Development Day .................Sept. 26 FTE Week...............................................................................Oct. 8-12 End of 1st grading period...........................................................Oct. 12 Fall Holiday (NO SCHOOL)......................................................Oct. 15 Teacher Work Day ...................................................................Oct. 16 Report Card Day......................................................................Oct. 25 Thanksgiving Holiday (NO SCHOOL)..................................Nov. 19-23 Early Release Day (Students dismissed at 1 p.m.).................Dec. 21 End of 2nd grading period........................................................Dec. 21 Christmas Holidays (NO SCHOOL).........................Dec. 24 Jan. 8 Teacher Work Days................................................................ Jan. 7-8 School resumes for students...................................................Jan. 9 Report Card Day........................................................................ Jan. 14 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (NO SCHOOL)......................Jan. 21 FTE Week....................................................................................Feb. 4-8 Winter Holiday for Students & Employees.............................Feb. 18 Early release day (Students dismissed at 1 p.m.)................March 6 End of 3rd grading period....................................................March 15 Spring Break (NO SCHOOL) ...........................................March 25-29 Report Card Day .....................................................................April 8 Spring Holiday(NO SCHOOL) ............................................April 19 BHS Senior Awards Night ......................................................May 20 Altha Kindergarten/Senior Awards Night ...............................May 21 Memorial Day Holiday (NO SCHOOL) ...............................May 27 Early Release Day (Students dismissed at 1 p.m.) .................May 29 End of 4th grading period/End of 2nd Semester ......................May 29 Post-Planning .......................................................................May 30-312019 GRADUA TION DA TES:BHS GRADUA TION ...........................................................May 23 AHS GRADUA TION.............................................................May 24 Calhoun County Adult School..................................................May 29 The dates and times for Open House for Calhoun County schools are as follows: CTCT 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. CTCT from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. C T The dates and times for Open House for Liberty County schools are as follows: ET ET ETBlountstown High School is gearing get some information out to our parents and students. school for students. BHS students can come sign up for their parking decals. Decals can be picked up from Mrs. Ashley Vickery; the cost is $10. Students will need to proof of insurance and license plate number; students will also need to be year of the vehicle. The money earned from parking decals will go towards student activities. lunch forms will be available beginning courage seniors to bring in their signed school. Please see Mrs. Ashley Vickery like to come meet with Mrs. Stanley We would like to have as many schedschool. Sept. 8 and the registration deadline www.actstudent.org. The cost of ACT for further information or assistance with registration. pick up their class schedules at Open House. BHS Gym to celebrate our fall sports; and Volleyball. And as our theme for BHS back-to-school newsThe Blountstown Middle school cheerleaders attended camp recently at Jags Gym with Michaeline new material to use for their upcoming season. RIGHT FROM BACK LEFT: Susan Golden, Bryslan Jones, SaHathaway, Alondra Romulo, VanBuren, Rylea Williams and Faith Langley. Not pictured: Coach Ariana Williford.

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JULY 25, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 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! CALLJanet Cumbaa Taylor(850) 447-0315 (850) 674-8449janetcumbaataylor@yahoo.com 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 Honoring the memory of your loved one. . A dams Funeral Home A OBITUARIESRANDY DWA YNE YOUNG BLOUNTSTOWN Randy Dwayne Young, 57, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He was born on Sept. 10, 1960 in Wewahitchka to the late Dewey Lee and Violet Farmer Young. He was a plumbing instructor at Calhoun Corrections and he was a musician with several local bands. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Robert Bobby Young, Jan Nidel, and Timmy Young; and two sisters, Gloria Guidry and Shirley Gonzalez. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Hires Young of Blountstown; sons, Ross Young of Blountstown, Toby Fontenot and his wife, Kim of Louisiana, Cody Young of Hosford and Mikell Hires and his wife, Brandy of Jacksonville; three daughters, Ashley Young Harden and her husband, Brandon of Louisiana, Alicia Young of Blountstown and LeAnn Whitehead and her husband, Roland of Clarksville; 18 grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Young of Jacksonville; and a sister, Twila Young Thompson of Oklahoma. Services were held Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at Ading. Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery. the funeral home to offset funeral expenses.Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. THOMAS WILLIAM STRONG BLOUNTSTOWN Thomas William Strong, 70, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Panama City. Born in Adrian, MI, April 7, 1948, he was the son of the late Louis and Blanche Strong. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1967-1988. After his military retirement, he retired as a correctional Institution from 1989-2007. He was a member of Christian Home Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Judy Irish; and two brothers, Karl and David Strong. Survivors include his wife, Dot Strong of Blountstown; sons, Joe Mayes and his wife, Naomi of Dothan, AL, Chuck Strong and Jacob Strong, both of Fitzgerald, GA, Joshua Strong of Panama City, James Strong of Jeffersonville, IN, D.J. Strong and his wife, Deanne of Bainbridge, GA, Chris Strong and his wife, Kimmy of Blountstown; a daughter, Amanda Strong Whitehead and her husband, Michael of Camarillo, CA; grandchildren, Devin Strong, Jacey Strong Var ney and her husband, Daniel, Joseph Strong, Robert Strong, Joey Mayes, Zachary Strong, Rachel Elpern, Maddy Elpern, Elijah Whitehead, Ruby White head, Rafe Whitehead, Malia Strong, and Gabriella Strong; two brothers, Louis Strong, Jr. of Texas and John Strong of Hillsdale, MI; sisters, Delores Fair cloth, Denise Horne of Clermont and Patty Davis of Blountstown; mother and father-in-law, Donald and Ilene Henderson of Grand Ridge. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 21 at Christian Home Church at 10:30 a.m. CT with Pastor Jim Holmes, Pastor Roger King and Pastor Dewayne morial Cemetery.Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. CHRISTENE MCCROAN NETTLES MARIANNA Christene McCroan Nettles, 73, of Marianna, passed away suddenly on July 19, 2018 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 13, 1944 to Robert McCroan and Ozie Burkett McCroan. She was a 1962 graduate of Blountstown High School and lived most of her life in Calhoun County before making Marianna her home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Graceville. She worked in the banking industry for many years before working as an auditor with the Florida Department of Revenue. She retired from the State of Florida in 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Ruthie McCroan Taylor; two nephews; and one infant niece. Survivors include her husband, Jerre Nettles of Marianna; her children and their spouses, Haley Melton Ellerbee (John) of Marianna, Cindy Melton Grantham (Gene) of Altha, Will Melton (Julie) of Marianna, Patte Nettles Hatcher (Chuck) of Marianna and Dr. Tim Nettles (Stephanie) of Columbiana, AL; nine grandchildren, Marsana Brunner and her husband, Charlie of Blountstown, Tyler Ellerbee and his wife, Heather of Grand Ridge, Ethan Ellerbee of Pensacola, Patrick Pitts of Panama City, Payton Melton and Parker Melton of Marianna, Alicia Jones and her husband, Walt of Thibodaux, LA, India Hatcher of Marianna and Ava Grace Nettles of Columbiana, AL; great-grandchildren, Annalyn Meneses of Blountstown, Carson Stafford, Cheston Stafford, and Callen Ellerbee of Grand Ridge, and Harper Jones of Thibodaux, LA; her sisters and their spouses, Marilyn Peddie and her husband, Jack of Bristol, Connie Carpenter and her husband, Cliff of Tallahassee and Oreba DuPont and her husband, George of Crawfordville; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services were held Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church. A private family inter ment will be held at a later date. made to the First United Methodist Church of Graceville, Appropriations Fund, 1111 8th Ave., Graceville, FL 32440.James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Mari-anna was in charge of the arrangements. ELIZABETH CROFT SNEADS Elizabeth Croft, 85, of Sneads, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018. Born in Sneads, Dec. 21, 1932, she was the daughter of Ruel C. and Evie L. Lanier Hill. She earned her bachelors degree from Florida State University and taught school in Jacksonville until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William E. Croft. Survivors include two brothers, Houston Hill and Oren Hill, both of Sneads; two sisters, Dorothy Hamilton of Grand Ridge and Christine Herndon of Sneads; a special niece, Genene Hall of Sneads; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and other extended family. Graveside services were held Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m. at Shady Grove Cemetery. Interment will follow.Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.COLT ON COLE WOODROW THOMAS HOSFORD Colton Cole Woodrow Thomas, 16, of Hosford, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018. He was born in Tallahassee, Feb. 19, 2002, to Jamie Carl and Mary Nicole Bradley Thomas. He was a student at Liberty County High School and attended Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Thomas and his maternal grandfather, Donald Ray Butch Tharpe. Survivors include his parents, Jamie Carl and Mary Nicole Thomas of Hosford; his sister, Cailin Thomas of Telogia; paternal grandmother, Karen Sykes of Telogia and maternal grandmother, Delores Tharpe, also of Telogia. Services were held Monday, July 23 at 2 p.m. ET lowed at Pullam Cemetery.Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.JAMES FRANKLIN MA YO BLOUNTSTOWN James Franklin Mayo, 82, of Blountstown, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 21, 2018 in the presence of a loving family. He was born March 4, 1936 in Youngstown. He moved to Blountstown at a young age where he grew up, built a family and continued the tradition of running the family business, Mayo Logging. He was preceded in death by his father, Ransom Jackson Mayo; his mother, Dessie Long Mayo; his stepmother Susie Mayo; his sister Marie (Mayo) Dykes and her husband Dick; and his brother-in-law and best friend, Frank Moran. Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Lucretia Moran Mayo of Bristol; three sons, Dewayne Wayne Franklin Mayo, James Ricky Richard Mayo and Terrell Terry Lynn Mayo, all of Bristol; one stepsister, Helen Langston; eight grandchildren, Mary Ann Mayo Craine and her husband Eric, James Ricky Richard Mayo, Jr., Heather LeAnn Smith, Richard Brandon Mayo, Timothy Timmy Dewayne Mayo and his wife Candis, Kennedy Lynn Mayo, Terrann Marie Mayo, and Aryana Shane Mayo; 15 great-grandchildren; and loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of long-time friends. Services were held Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m. ET at Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol with Rev. Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.. CAROLYN LEE ANDERSON LEACH MOORE BLOUNTSTOWN Carolyn Lee Anderson Leach Moore, 73, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the home of her daughter and son-inlaw in Williamsburg, KY surrounded by her family. She was born on May 25, 1945 to the late James Anderson and Edna Osborne Anderson Byrd in Whitley County, KY. husband, Roy (Bull) Curtis Leach; daughters, Vickie Lynn Leach and Teresa Louis Lambdin; sisters, Joyce Gail Anderson, Wilma Huddleston; brothers, James Anderson, Jr., Lon Anderson and Bob Anderson; and son-in-law, Carl Lewis Lambdin. Survivors include her husband, William E. Moore; children, Roy Curtis Leach, Jr., Scott F. Leach (Angie), Pamela G. Leach (Barry), Tammy L. Cupp (Gary), Jeffrey D. Leach (Connie), Jeremiah L. Moore (Amber), Amanda L. Wilson (Ryan), Kevin L. Lambdin (Holly); stepchildren, Billie Jo Scudder (Derek) and Steven Moore; grandchildren, Susan Davenport, Shawna Smith (Wesley), Mike Carroll (Jennifer), Jeremy Carroll (Jennifer), Joshua Rama lia, Baillie Carroll (Patrick), Britton Leach (Alisha), Tiffany Leach, Toni Nickerson, Jordon Crider, Jacob Cupp, Carmen Leach, Isaiah Moore; great-grand children, Sophy Jones, Kaley Wilson, Anton Sims, Aden Hocker, Tasen Hocker, Emmalee Carroll, Char lee Carroll, Zachery Carroll, Paige Carroll, Kamille Guilford, Kennon Guilford, Landon Leach; brothers, Don Anderson (Robin), Eddie Anderson (Jean), Johnny Anderson (Barb), Tim Byrd (Tonya), Tony Byrd (Karen); sisters, Sue Murray (Gary), Vivian Creager (Earl), Jessie Hansford (Gary), Ennie Mahan (Carlton Powers); several nieces and nephews and a host of friends, neighbors and other relatives to mourn her passing. Family will receive friends Wednesday evening, July 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Thursday, July 26 at 2 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. sented by the Cupp Family. Interment will follow in the Moses Addition of Pleasant View Cemetery in Whitley County, KY. The family wishes to say a special thank you to Joann, Billie, Paula, Christine, and all the staff at Hospice of the Bluegrass for the exceptional care provided for Carolyn during her illness.Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico, TN is in charge of the arrangements.MELISSA GAIL MARTIN BLOUNTSTOWN Melissa Gail Martin, 51, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Blountstown. She was born on Oct. 4, 1966 in Panama City, to John Thomas Bamburg and Ella Mae Phillips Bamburg and had lived in Blountstown for the past 12 years, coming from Washington State. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Nelson Grundy, Jr. Survivors include three sons, Josh Martin of Grand Ridge, Chris Martin and his wife, Ally of Benton, KY and Dustin Martin and his wife, Amanda of Kuttawa, KY; a daughter, Savannah Mercer and her husband, Sterling of Blountstown; a brother, John Bamburg of Benton, KY; four sisters, Teresa Flowers of Scotts Ferry, Donna Martinez of Leigh Acers, Tiffany Jarvis of Clewiston and Linda Smith of Paragould, AK; and 12 plus grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.. See OBITUARIES continued on page 13 www.facebook. com/CLJNews

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 25, 2018 LIBERTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONNO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, WE WILL TRAINFor more information contact Liberty Correctional Institution Recruiter Tony Hill at (850) 643-9628 CANDIDA TE REQUIREMENTS 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 Minimum Requirements Apply at: www.apalacheecenter.org For more details contact Stephanie Luckie at (850) 523-3212 or email stephaniel@apalacheecenter.org Apalachee CenterAdult/Child Care Manager JOB MKT. LEON ADVOCACY & RESOURCE CENTER currently has full-time, part-time, and PRN positions available at its group home in Bristol. ( JOB OPENING https://www.leonarc.com/employmentREQUIREMENTS Tell em you saw it in THE JOURNAL OPEN POSITIONS FINANCIAL SERVICES TRAINEEDo you work best in an environment where you are challenged to grow? Would you enjoy the unique opportunity to gain knowledge about rural and agricultural lending under the direction of experienced personnel? ASSIST ANT T O EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENTAre you a motivated, focused and progressive thinker? Does being a part of a team that aids in helping rural America grow sound appealing?CORPORA TE SECRET AR YAre you motivated and a forward thinker? Do you display high levels of diplomacy and safeguard conT o apply, please forward resume and cover letter by EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Salary commensurate with experience and up to 9% employer contribution to your 401K PUBLIC AND LEGAL N OTICES PUBLIC AUCTION ET LIBERTY COUNTY CT * * * * *

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JULY 25, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 EDWARD YANK ARTHUR BOTTING BRISTOL Edward Yank Arthur Botting, 67, passed away on July 15, 2018 at home. He was born March 6, 1951 in Charlestown, MA. He grew up in West Roxbury, MA and graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in Boston, MA. He was named a 32 Prince of the Royal Secret of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1978, and he moved from Boston to Bristol soon thereafter. He loved to ride and tinker with his motorcycle, was an fantasy, and enjoyed his dogs, boating, paintball, bowling, poker runs, building computers, discussing politics, and drinking coffee on the front porch with Kattie. He was a family man and was heavily involved in the Bristol community he so loved, serving for years in Telecommunications, Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, City Council, and even a stint as Mayor of Bristol. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Kattie; his parents, Catherine and Arthur; and his sister, Nancy. Survivors include his daughter, Heather Botting; sons, Christian Botting and Edward Botting; stepsons, Trampus Johnson and Travis Johnson; seven grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Donations in Eds name can be made to the American Cancer Society.Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol is in charge of the ar-rangements. STARSCOPEJuly 25 July 31, 2018 FOR SALE size 18W; lamps; cheap prices for all. Call (850) 674-5213. 7-18, 7-25 236 8 glass plates, 204 16 oz. crystal glasses, $300 for all. Numerous other silver trays and serving pieces avail able. Retired from catering and no longer needed. Call (850) 9330304. 7-18, 7-25 used and needs minor TLC, $1,500. Text stove to (850) 443-6438 for pictures. 7-18, 7-25 Call (850) 570-1964. 7-18, 7-25 with all utilities at Chipola River in Scotts Ferry and a 5 ft. rotor mower. Call (850) 408-8461. 7-18, 7-25 in Blountstown is growing. Stop in and see our large selection of $1 or less. (850) 6741818. UFN FURNITURE with electric recliners on both sides and love seat with recliners on both sides, matching brown set, in good shape, $250 or will sell separately. Call (850) 674-1565 or (850) 447-1828. 7-18, 7-25 burgundy and gold, mahogany frame, fair condition, $200 OBO; several end tables and lamps, $100 for all. Call (850) 718-8016. 7-18, 7-25 with tags still on it, $500; Catnapper love seat with brown soft leather, total electric recliner on both ends, center console and USB port, decompression belt for size 42-54, $100. Call (850) 447-5390. 7-18, 7-25 VEHICLES diehas less than 100,000 miles, transmission has less than 20,000 miles, $12,000 OBO. Call (850) 451-6242. 7-25, 8-1 go, V8, 175,000 miles 128,000 miles, $3,500 for both. Call (850) 7188016. 7-25, 8-1 BOAT 30 HP Mernew tune up and water pump, $5,000. Call (850) 643-7342. 7-18, 7-25 PETS with cage, $40. Call (850) 6435011. 7-25, 8-1 WANTED hua, any color that is between 5 and 7 lbs. as a playmate for my other dog. I have a fenced-in yard in the country. Call (850) 228-4558. 7-25, 8-1 runs good, 17 cubic foot or larger. Call (850) 4475885. 7-18, 7-25 T posts, tin and cow/hog panels. Call (850) 209-0910. 7-18, 7-25 CLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon ET on SMOKEYBEAR.COM 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans. 9 out of 10 wildfires can be prevented. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES.J. Mcilvaine L. SchnitzerK. Gonzalez S. Murray C. DAmicoV. SchinkeH. HamerAC100% 100% PCHO-SMKY-P2593Ad Council Smokey Bear Get Your Smokey On Print B+W Newspaper Ad LIVE TRIM BLEED NOTES BUILT AT PRINTED AT REVISE CLIENT JOB # DATE SA SM TM PR CCO AE AS CLIENT DESCRIPTION ELEMENT/VERSION MM/JMCD A. LincolnAD D. NeriCD 4/30/08 #0N/A 3 col_5.75 x 10.5 N/A SMOKEYBEAR.COM 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans. 9 out of 10 wildfires can be prevented. ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES.J. 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Gonzalez S. Murray C. DAmicoV. SchinkeH. HamerAC100% 100% PCHO-SMKY-P2593Ad Council Smokey Bear Get Your Smokey On Print B+W Newspaper Ad LIVE TRIM BLEED NOTES BUILT AT PRINTED AT REVISE CLIENT JOB # DATE SA SM TM PR CCO AE AS CLIENT DESCRIPTION ELEMENT/VERSION MM/JMCD A. LincolnAD D. NeriCD 4/30/08 #0N/A 3 col_5.75 x 10.5 N/A FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN AND BRISTOL $27 $45 $75 $ M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service NO UFN utilities included Mexican Restaurant 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN BRISTOL ONE MALE & ONE FEMALE. Blue PitPUPPIES 2 BR 1 BA $500/ RENT & H 2 O $300 / DEPOSITLARGE KITCHEN AND LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH NEW CURTAINS,COVERED FRONT PORCH NO PETS363-2849 BRISTOL FOR RENT ALTHA FOR SALE7-25-182BR 2BA mobile home on 4 acres nicely landscaped with two ponds.For more please call:VERA POWELL BRISTOL Vera Powell, 73, of Bristol, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, in Colquitt, GA. She was born June 6, 1945 in Tremont, MS to the late Ar thur and Katherine Sue Sinclaire Wilson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Matthew Emmett Powell; sons, Matthew David Powell of Dunbar, PA, Terry Allan Powell and Emmett Lynn Powell and his wife, Deena, all of Bristol; one daughter, April Dawn Landrum and her husband, George of Blountstown; grandchildren, Shaela Powell, Megan Copeland, Ellen, Tyler and Blake Powell, Hope Landrum and Sawyer Landrum; great-grandchildren, Tate Holcomb, Zoey Copeland, and Emma Kate Powell; a brother, Arthur Wilson of St. Louis, MO; and a sister, May Walker of Pensacola. Family will receive friends Thursday, July 26 at 2 p.m. ET at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown. Services will follow at 3 p.m. ET at the funeral home. Interment will follow Bristol Cemetery.Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. OBITUARIEScontinued from page 11 ...FROM THE JOURNALCLASSIFIEDS!ADOPT A PET

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 25, 2018 Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Jackson Summers for County JudgeFor Liberty County JudgeSummersDavid Jackson ELECT Hello Friends and Neighbors, IF ELECTED I PLEDGE TO BE: Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Judge. -David Jackson Summers Offer subject to change without notice, APY assumes interest remains on deposit until maturity. Penalty for early withdrawal may reduce earnings. Federally insured by the NCUA. Summe 24 mo. 2.25 % apyMinimum deposit of $1,000. 17394 NW Charlie John St. 10640 NW Main Street CALHOUN LIBERTYEMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION ABRP is the only site in Florida currently designated for indigo reintroduction. The 6,295-acre nature preserve in northern Flor idas Liberty County protects a large longleaf pine landscape carved by numerous seepage streams. Located in the Apalachicola Bay region along the Apalachicola River, the preserve lies in the center of one of America. This treasure trove of species diversity is unique to Florida and home to a disproportionate number of imperiled species. The preserve is a living laboratory for the development of novel restoration techniques and land management excel lence, dedicated to natural community restoration, preservation of biodiversity, and education and training. INDIGO SNAKES RELEASED continued from the front page The longleaf pine ecosystem is one of the most diverse ecosystems globally, yet only 5 percent of this precious landscape remains. Over servancy has employed science and technical expertise to develop the state-of-the-art groundcover restoration process that is now used by state, federal and private partners across the southeast to restore longleaf pine habitat. This restoration, combined with the Conservancys robust prescribed proved longleaf habitat on over 100,000 public and private north Florida acres in recent years. Bred and raised by the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, the world's foremost comprehensive-based conservation organization dedicated to reptiles and amphibians, the 20 young snakes 12 males and eight females have most recently been living in outdoor enclosures that allowed them to be exposed to a more natural environment in preparation for their release. The snakes have been implanted with radio transmitters by the Central Florida Zoo's vet staff to allow for tracking and monitor ing. Data is still being transmitted and collected from the snakes that were released last year to help inform recovery efforts. The Central Florida Zoos Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation is proud to aid in the recovery of the eastern indigo snake in Florida, said Michelle Hoffman, Deputy Director of the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation. This second annual release of 20 animals puts us one step closer to achieving our goal of reestablishing this species in the Florida Panhandle. The Orianne Society was integral in the creation of the indigo snake reintroduction team and continues to play a role in reintroducing eastern indigo snakes into places they no longer occur. The Society works to conserve critical ecosystems for imperiled reptiles and amphibians, using science, applied conservation and education. Auburn Universitys Alabama ues to bring knowledge to planning reintroduction efforts and expertise in onsite monitoring of the reintroduced snakes. Using radio telemetry, researchers can track the animals movements, habitat selec tion and behavior. One of the eastern indigo snakes that was released in 2017 traveled over a mile from where it was initially released. The release of 20 eastern indigo snakes is another step forward toward our goal of reestablishing this iconic imperiled species back into the habitats of northwest Florida, said Kipp Frohlich, the FWCs Director of Habitat and Species Conservation. Its a testa ment to what can be accomplished working together with many committed conservation partners. All of the pieces have come together the protection and management of the landscape, the advancement of the animal husbandry expertise to raise young snakes for release, and the devel opment of the science necessary to make good decisions and monitor project success. This project is an exceptional example of a strong partnership dedicated to success, Conservancy in Florida. The restoration is complete, the snakes ing program is well equipped and ready all systems are go! Throughout the state, the Conservancy continues to pursue conservation projects and support policy that protects natural systems for people and wildlife.