The Calhoun-Liberty journal

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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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JOURNAL WednesdayAugust 8, 2018Vol. 38 No. 32 The Calhoun-LIBER T Y 50 includes tax Sheriff's Log....2 West Side VFD cookout....2 News from the Pews.......4 Calendar.............5 Late Night Laughs......6 Sean of the South...7 Wesley McDougald is home and practicing his guitar while recovering from burns to both legs, his midsection and arm.Injured boy recovering after being by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA 12-year-old Blountstown boy is home recovering after 35 days at the J.M.S. Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA where he underwent skin grafts over 25 percent of his body after being injured while trying to Wesley McDougald is doing well. His 10-year-old brother, Luke, is being called a hero for his quick response. Their parents, Ryan and Marie McDougald, are grateful the family is back home together after a heartwrenching month of worry over their sons condition. The family was apart during Wesleys hospitalization but never alone. Members of Gateway Baptist Church where his father took over as pastor a year ago supported along with frequent care packages. Mom stayed in the room with Wesley, his father made weekly trips between Augusta and Blountstown each weekend where he continued to conduct Sunday services and spend time with Luke, who was staying with his grandmother while his brother was undergoing a painful recuperation. GAS BURNS THROUGH CUP The evening of June 18, the boys got their parents per hot dogs behind their Mimosa Street home in Blountstown. They had done it many times before at a sandy spot See continued inside on page 6LCHS Bulldog and BHS Tiger football schedules .....PAGE 14 BMS Open House ......10 Family Affair held Saturday.....14 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Tallahassee man was killed Friday afternoon in a head-on collision with a labor truck on SR 20 in Calhoun County. Croom Jr., 44, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Crooms 2017 Nissan Versa was traveling westbound about two miles from the Bay County line when he pulled out to pass another vehicle and drove into the path of an eastbound 2017 Chevrolet 3500 truck just after 4 p.m. Friday. The driver of the small car was ejected onto the north shoulder of the road. The labor truck overturned onto its roof. It was a miracle no one in the truck was badly hurt, said Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. The trucks driver, Emmanual Lee McGhee, 47, of Bristol along with his two passengers, Gregory Scott Moore, 27, and Arthur Christopher Jackson, 43, both of Blountstown had minor injuries. All were wearing seatbelts. FHP was assisted on scene by the Calhoun County Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department. The sheriff pointed out that the fatality was the have become more aggressive on the highway. Theyre passing on yellow lines and passing more cars at a time. Its very unsafe, he said, and added, Unfortunately, its costing lives.Tallahassee man dies in SR 20 crash LOCAL MEN ESCAPE WITH MINOR INJURIES 31, of Clarksville was killed in a collision when an oncoming car crossed the center of the road and struck his vehicle. Three people were killed June 24 on SR 71 after the driver of a BMW sedan pulled out to pass a line of cars and collided with an oncoming SUV. The fatalities included the driver of the car, Katana Fisher, 26, of Port St. Joe, her passenger, 24-year-old Tamara Fenn of Panama City, and the driver of the SUV, Robert M. Downing, 68, of Donalsonville, GA.The collision sent a labor truck (top right) into a ditch, where it landed upside-down Friday afternoon. Bristol couple share their adoption strugglePAGE 3 helps his cousin Manuel Holliday into full gear as he suits up for a demonstration during National Night Out held Tuesday evening in Blountstown.


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 8, 2018 ~ Vote & Elect ~J.B. BennettALFORD FOR LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DIST. 4 Pol. ad paid for and approved by Bennett J.B. Alford, Democrat for County Commissioner Fall Registration Aug. 16-17 Classes Begin Aug. 20 Lifetime Warranty pay up to $500 TNT CENTERTO BY GARNETT OWNER Its Back-to-School Time Classes will start onFriday, Aug. 10 in Calhoun CountyMonday, Aug. 13 in Liberty County CUSTOM JEWELRY REP AIR & FRAMING (850) 674-8801 Diamond CornerTheGifts & Fine Jewelry CALHOUN COUNTYAUGUST 7 Randy Dale Kent, CCSO. AUGUST 6 Matthew W oods, CCSO. Cassie Janel Taylor, CCSO. Matthew Dylan Purvis, CCSO. Ashley Dianne Burns, CCSO. AUGUST 5 Kaleb Price, CCSO. Rodney W ayne Caruthers, CCSO. AUGUST 4 Eduardo Gomez, BPD. Anthony Brown, CCSO. Stephen Spencer Ayers, CCSO. AUGUST 3 Brendan Dale McCardle, CCSO. Gary B. Jordan, BPD. Patrick Todd Lee, CCSO. Starla Lynn Bruner, CCSO. AUGUST 2 Lori Williams Sansom, BPD. Lawrence MacTavish, CCSO. Christopher Luke Lucas, CCSO. Damien Houston, CCSO. Donna Marie Dawsey, BPD. AUGUST 1 Cheyenne Renee Williams, BPD. James Cleveland Davidson, CCSO. Deana Kay Chastain, BPD. JUL Y 31 Josie Jade Miller, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYAUGUST 6 Cassie J. Taylor, CCSO. AUGUST 4 William W ebb, LCSO. AUGUST 3 Karen Helene Summerlin, LCSO. Cresta Denise Morrison, GCSO. Curtis Lee Harris, LCSO. Donna Marie Dawsey, CCSO. Starla Lynn Bruner, CCSO. Chris Lee Brown, LCSO. AUGUST 2 Cheyenne R. Williams, CCSO. Lori Williams Sansom, CCSO. Christopher L. Graddy, LCSO. Kimberly A. Clarkson, LCSO. AUGUST 1 Deana Kay Chastain, CCSO. JUL Y 31 Josie Jade Miller, CCSO.________________________________Listings include name followed by c agency. The names above represent those charged. W e remind our readers that all are pre-sumed innocent until proven guilty. West Side VFD recruitment cook-outThe W est Side VFD held a recruitment cook-out Saturday to get the community Members of W est Side VFD, Magnolia VFD, Nettle Ridge VFD, Scotts Ferry VFD, camera as they serve food. PHOTOS BY DANIEL WILLIAMS & JOHNNY EUBANKS


AUGUST 8, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Caring relatives, an angel of an attorney and a serious talk with God help create a family Bristol couple share the challenges they faced and heartbreaks they overcame on the path to adoptionby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThey wanted a family. But it wasnt as easy for them as it is for many young couples. Benny and Gracy Jacobs married in April of 1998. He was 29; she was 23. They were looking forward to one day bringing a child into their lives. Young and not having many responsibilities, we started a journey gles due to fertility issues, which brought on depression and marital problems, Benny said. From 2004 thru 2009, Gracy endured three miscarriages after many fertility procedures. These pregnancy attempts defaith in humanity, he said. May of 2009 was the last straw when we lost what were to be twins with of 34. It was devastating. We were mad at the world and, more importantly, we started to doubt God, Benny said. We were headed in the path of destruction but we seemed to hide it all too well from friends and family. Many in our small community knew of the miscarriages, but few knew of the strain it had on our relationship, he said. After losing the twins, Gracy still clinging to her faith but doubting Gods existence fell to her knees and laid it at Gods feet, asking Him to take control before it was too late, explained Benny. Gracy went in the backyard of their Bristol home and had what she described as a knockAfter praying to God and leaving everything in his hands, asking him to take control because we being able to conceive, Gracy shared with me later that almost instant peace enveloped her, he said. And just days after their lowest moment, things suddenly changed when a friend called Gracy and urged the couple to talk to a 17-year-old girl in their church who was pregnant. They spoke with her that night, Sept. 17, 2009. READY T O BE PARENTS The couple had been preparing to welcome a child for years and they were more than ready. They had already served as foster parents for four one who was back and forth in their lives before being returned to her mother. They also created a temporary family of their own by taking in several foreign exchange students with whom they remain close even after they returned to their home countries. The Jacobs were already on an adoption waiting list with the Florida Baptist Association and had completed a home study through them which gerprinting and three unannounced home visits. Similar home studies had been done previous years when they were foster parents. A LIFE CHANGING MEETING We sent our Florida Baptist Association Adoption home study to the birth mother. On Sept. 26, the sweet young Christian teen ager that had chosen to give birth instead of alternate means, traveled over two hours and was sitting in our living room with her father discussing our families, our fertility issues, and our beliefs and upbringings, and I was amazed at the likeness of our two families, Benny said. The visit lasted for several hours and she stated she would be in touch soon with her deci sion. Within an hour of leaving our home and before reaching the Georgia line, she called and said that she felt led to choose us to be the parents of our God Sent!, he said. The baby was thought to be ar riving in December but they soon learned their little girl would be arriving in November. Weeks of chaos began. Gracy and I panicked, he said. They did not realize they would have to have a Florida lawyer as well as a Georgia lawyer since the childs birth mother was from out of state. turn next, they drove to Tallahassee to search for an attorney. Scared to death and blind to what we needed, lawyer was Christine Thurman, who happened to practice Family Law. Remarkably, they later learned that she worked closely with the Florida Baptist Association Adoption program. Attorney Christine Thurman, center, is shown with McKenzie and her adoptive parents, Gracy and Benny Jacobs of Bristol.See WAITING TO BE PARENTScontinued on page 7 Keep Ken Hosford Early voting is Aug. 13-25, General Election will be Aug. 28. YOU CAN FOLLOW MY CAMPAIGN PAGE ON FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KENHOSFORD4JUDGE Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ken Hosford for JudgePERSONAL INFORMA TION EDUCA TIONAL local phone book. do the job, no matter what it requires. 24/7. -ies of the law. VOTE AU G28


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 8, 2018 Due to time changes in school hours, please have your child or children at their regular Bus Stop 20 minutes earlier than last year. Notice is hereby given that the City of Bristol will hold its biennial election on:TUESDA Y, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 FROM 7 A.M. TO 7 P .M. elected:TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS TWO-YEAR TERMSAll candidates for the above named Hatcher, City Clerk, at City Hall, 12444 NW V irginia G. W eaver St., Bristol, Florida CITY of BRISTOLNOTICE of ELECTION and QUALIFYING DA TES Chairman Robin Hatcher, City Clerk BLOUNTSTOWN 674-4600 ALDA Y INSURANCE AGENCY BRISTOL PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH Invitation to Back-to-School Sunday & Family Picnic Aug. 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. ET LOGGERS! stopped in brand tires ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elinesBristol Dental Clinic WORD OF TRUTH-UNITED We will be having a revival beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. CT Aug. 9, Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. CT Thursday, Aug. 16, Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug 19 at 3 p.m. CT The church is located at 19397 SW South Street in Blount stown. For more information call (850) 674-4605 or visit our website at GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ET p.m. ETurday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. ET The church is located at 18633 NE State Road 65 in Hosford. For more information or if you need a ride, call (850) 379-8595.k ST MAR Y MISSIONAR Y BAPTIST CHURCH W CT On Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. CT For more information, contact Deaconess Althamease Blue at (850) 447-4880 or Minister Patricia Mathis at (850) 718-3710. The church is located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown. k CHRISTIAN HOME CHURCH We will be Aug. 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m., CT NEWS FROM THE PEWSThe church is located at 19244 NE State Road 69 in Blount stown. For more information call (850) 674-5194.k TRA VELERS REST FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH CT mer gathering.The church is located at 19573 NW SR 73 in Clarksville. For more information call (843)731-4986 or (850) 674-8375.k TRUE HOLINESS COMMUNITY CHURCH WRITTEN IN HEA VEN beginning at 3 p.m. CT The church is located at 15965 SE River Street in Blount stown. For more information call (850) 674-8414.k BLOUNTSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CT The church is located at 20500 Central Avenue W in Blount stown. For more information call (850) 674-8254 or visit us online at munity. In the love of Christ, Ryan, Marie, Wesley, and Luke McDougald Note of Thanks


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: ADS: 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 AUGUST 8, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Wednesday, Aug. 8 Thursday Aug. 9 Friday, Aug. 10 Saturday, Aug. 11 Monday, Aug. 13 Sunday, Aug. 12 Tuesday, Aug. 14 Storytime, 10:30 a.m., ET Hosford LibraryTrain Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., ET Veterans Memorial Park in BristolBIRTHDAYS: Wayne Wiggins, Vicki Bennett, Joni Bodiford, James Lolley & Savannah Stephens Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social, 6 to 8 p.m., CT Panhandle Pioneer SettlementBIRTHDAYS: Phillip Page, Odra Chapman, Violet Deese, Leslie Messer & Dudley ParkerANNIVERSARY: Doyle & Ruth Ann EberlyBlountstown Rotary Club, 12 p.m., CT Calhoun County Senior Citizens CenterBIRTHDAYS: Terri Pitts & Jason Weiler August Community CALENDAR Aug. 13 Aug. 25, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., CTAltha Girl Scout Troop #39, 6:15 p.m., CT Altha Church of God Bristol City Council, 6:30 p.m., ET City Hall LC Bulldog Club, 7 p.m., ET BIRTHDAY: Jean Weeks Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday LIBERTY COUNTY School Open House Tolar School, 4 to 5:30 p.m. ET Hosford School, 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET LCHS, 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET House, 8 a.m. to 12 noon CTCalhoun County School Board, 5 p.m., CT Liberty County Commission, 6 p.m., ET CourtroomAA Meeting, 6 to 7 p.m., ET Grace United Methodist Church in HosfordBIRTHDAYS: Jim McClellan, Kevin Russ, Vicki Montford & Kip Davis Wildflower alertSaltmarsh Mallowby Eleanor Dietrich, Florida Panhandle This plant (Kosteletzkya virginica or pentacarpos) is in the Mallow family, which also includes Hibiscus, so you will This plant may be found along the edges of fresh and saltwater marshes and grows attractive large (2 to 3 inches wide) pink them blooming now at the end of Sand Beach road in the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area (AR Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance BLOUNTSTOWN Blountstown United Methodist Church will sponsor a new GriefShare Support Group on Monday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.,CT in the Blountstown United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of lifes a family member or friend. There are other losses in life that create real feelings of grief; this is not the kind of grief discussed in Grief Share sessions. During each weekly sessions participants will discussions about what was presented in that during the week using your workbook for further GriefShare support group will all widows of our members and our current past masters to an apprecia tion luncheon at the lodge on Saturday, 643-8722 to RSVP. Transportation is seeing you.Masonic Lodge plans appreciation luncheonThe Sound of Liberty will host a car wash and bake sale fundraiser on SatET in the Liberty County High School parking lot. Liberty. For more information call Car wash & bake sale for band set Aug. 11BLOUNTSTOWN Apalachicola from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT at the W. T. along with light snacks. There will be door prizes! Learn more about Apalachicola Trek launch. Get the latest update on the recent Supreme Court decision in Hosted by the Board of Directors We hope to see you there! Apalachicola River keeper Meet and Greet set Aug. 17Michael Guilford Football Campchael Guilford Future Tigers Football CT at Bowles Field. RegThe BHS football coaches and players will host the camp for students in camp and t-shirts and lunch will be proshorts, football cleats and sunscreen. alone. There are others who understand what you are going through. With a GriefShare Support Group youll learn how to go through a healthy season of emotional and spiritual wholeness. It is the goal of GriefShare that youll things may look bleak now, youll learn ways to restore your hope and rebuild your life. Many GriefShare alumni GriefShare group will meet in the Blountstown UMC fellowship hall, at 5 p.m. CT beginning on Monday, Aug. For more information contact the Blountstown United Methodist Church The Spanish Trail Play7 p.m. CT at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Theatre at 680 2nd Street in Chipley. This performance is part of the Artist Series featured by Spanish Trail Playhouse each season. at 680 2nd Street in Chipley or online may purchase tickets by calling (850) Southern Gospel show The Spanish Trail Playhouse will hold open auditions for Grease: The Musical on Monday, Sept. CT 6 p.m. CT Auditions will be held at The Spanish Trail Playhouse (Historic Chipley High School) located at 680 Second Street in Chipley. Grease: The MuGrease: The Musical will be direct lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey. This musical follows Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school's coolest mertime romance. But, when they get Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny's attention again, but taining his tough-guy reputation. In the out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. able two weeks prior to auditions on the Spanish Trail Playhouse website:, the the Washington County Public Library. To inquire about a certain role or about pertaining to production, please email Open auditions set for Grease: The Musical at Spanish Trail Playhouse SCHOOL TIME! Pre-Season Volleyball Classic, begins at 4 p.m., CT Blountstown High SchoolAA Meeting, 6 p.m., ET Grace United Methodist Church in HosfordDixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m., CT Dixie LodgeBIRTHDAYS: Nicole Purvis, LaBarron Smith, Melissa Muza, Haley Arnold & Rhyanna Creamer


school and at home. Ryan has worked with the boys to teach them how to be about the accident. Mom and dad were in the house. The boys went outside to start a small He later said he did not see any as well as the inside of his right leg. He gas ignited and he was instantly enbered what he had learned from Firesome skin on his back that was crucial into their recliners in the living room ran out to see that Luke had drenched By the time I got out back maybe mother said. the house to reach the car. ther said. take him to his grandmothers to stay before he left to meet his wife and son MEDICAL HELP emergency room at Calhoun Liberty and he began screaming. his mother said. mediately began trying to get him into headed to Tallahassee. mom took a small air by an ambulance ride to the burn center. PAINFUL TREATMENT required skin grafts over a quarter of his body. Both arms were burned. the middle of his stomach to his left side. Most of including his foot. The bottom of his foot seems hair was singed yet there were no burns to clear out the debris in his wounds. enough to have his own skin grafted halls to maintain his range of motion as the skin healed. I had to be tough and strong-willed and make him do things burgers and milkshakes. SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS cial gifts and even a few visitors. Many times during his stay his mother would sing his favorite hymns sang his favorite song Because He er was going through and sent her some to make things easier for her was comforting. with easing their worries. donations and gifts. Niki was busy receiving donations on our behalf. Laura ball team established a Go Fund Me account on Facebook. Local churches above and beyond with their giving. were all very generous. I did not have I remember daddy telling us to Ryan McDougald and Luke take Wesley for a spin around the hospital corridors on July 9. Mom is shown with the boys on July 11. Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 8, 2018 LOWER OCHLOCKONEE RIVER WATER-SHED DIGITAL PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAPS READY FOR PUBLIC VIEWINGAttend Open House and learn about FLOOD RISKS in your community rate maps for the Lower Ochlockonee River watershed will be available for residents to review at a public open house meeting in Bristol and Havana. The Bristol open house will take place August 21, 2018, 10979 NW Spring Street; Bristol, Florida 32321 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Another open house will take place on August 23, 2018, at the Northwest Florida Water Management District Headquarters located at 81 Water Management Drive; Havana, Florida 32333 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk The open house provides residents within the Lower Ochlockonee River Watershed and its municipalities the opportunity to see the about what the new maps will mean for their property. Residents can meet one-on-one with a variety of specialists who will be available to Home and business owners, renters, realtors, mortgage lenders, surveyors, and insurance agents are encouraged to attend the open house. THE OPEN HOUSES WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 4 P .M. TO 7 P .M.THE OPEN HOUSE DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE: AUGUST 21, 2018 LIBERTY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 10979 NW Spring Street, BRISTOL, FL 32321 AUGUST 23, 2018 NORTHWEST FLORIDA W ATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT 81 Water Management Drive, HA V ANA, FL 32333 The new preliminary maps were developed through a partnership among Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties, watershed municipalities, the Northwest Florida Water Management District, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They are based on risk better than older maps. The goal is to protect property owners and risks change due to construction and development, environmental an important consideration for everyone. Flood insurance policies can be purchased from any state licensed property and casualty LIBERTY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BOY BURNED STARTING CAMPFIRE continued from the front page


AUGUST 8, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 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 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Danny Hassig for School Board, District 5Calhoun Co. School Board, Dist. 5Keep Our Children SAFE! God Bless Our Country God Bless Our Country Re E l e ctC l i fford* NEW S OME*C al houn C oun ty S c hool B oard Di stri c t 3P o lit ic a l a d v e r t is e m e n t p a id f o r a n d a p p r o v e d b y C lif f o r d N e w s o m e f o r S c h o o l B o a r d D is t r ic t 3It has been mentioned to me by several people of this district and throughout the County about the possibility of having vocational education back in our schools. I cannot agree more. I think that's a real possibility in the near future. I spoke w ith G overnor Scott at lengths about funding to put vocational education back in our school systems when I interviewed with him last year, before I was appointed to the school board. He agreed it is necessary, because not every student is going to college and they will need skills when they graduate high school. However, after the Parkland shooting, the state turned all attention and hundreds of millions of dollars to school safety, which was absolutely necessary to keep our students as safe as possible. The school board has also discussed vocational education on several occasions and actively seeks funds to make this happen. You can help by reaching out to G overnor Scott and our state representatives in Tallahassee. Work i ng hard for our chi ldren! Re E l e ct*Chi ldren F i rs t Back-to-School GOLDEN PHARMACY BLOUNTSTOWN(850) 674-4557 GREAT DEALS on Backpacks, Totes, Lunch Bags, Supplies and MORE! Ask about our Personalized Monogramming! WE APPRECIA TE OUR TEACHERS!30%offOne gift item with teacher I.D. (one week only!) SHOP LOCAL! B ALLET CLASSES STARTING SEPTEMBER 4AT THE Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Bristol Class Options (choose 1):EASTERN STANDARD TIME ZONE2 YEAR OLDS: Tuesdays from 4:45 5:15 p.m. 1ST/2ND YEAR 3-5 YEAR OLDS: Tuesdays 5:25 5:55 p.m. 2ND/3RD YEAR 4-6 YEAR OLDS: Tuesdays 6:056:35 p.m. 1ST YEAR 3-5 YEAR OLDS: Thursdays 4:50 5:20 p.m. 3RD YEAR 4-6 YEAR OLDS: Thursdays 5:40 6:10 p.m. 2ND/3RD YEAR 6-9 YEAR OLDS: Thursdays 6:20 6:50 p.m. For questions contact: Jessica Thompson-Peddie at, (850) 591-1747 or register online at $ $ per month35 WAITING TO BE PARENTS continued from Page 3 Christine Thurman never knew what she restored into our life that day, according to the couple. Her Christian faith, beliefs and compassion showed to complete strangers sitting in front of her will be etched in our lives forever. For those of you that are Christians and believe in miracles, there is no doubt we were led lahassee by direction of the Good Lord. She took them through the process and secured the child theyve waited years for with the birth of little McKenzie. We never really had to worry about what was next, Gracy said. She kept them apprised of each step. When they struggled to get the money together, she worked out a payment plan for them. She located a Georgia attor ney, who happened to know the birth mothers family and expedited the paperwork. The couple call Thurman our angel for her determination in clearing the obstacles along the path to the adoption. When they attended a 40th birthday party for the Talla hassee attorney last year, they were stunned to meet many other adoptive families whose lives she had greatly impacted with her work though the Florida Baptist Association. It was evident with the families we met at that gathering that she held no prejudice, and it was evident these families shared similar misfortunes in life as us, he said, adding that Thur mans compassion and caring enabled them to become a family. She is an angel sent to protect and place our precious child with us, Benny said. I know she was sent to save Gracy and me. When McKenzie was born, her adoptive mother was in the delivery room to share the experience with her biological mother and grandmother. Today, McKenzie is a happy, outgoing eightyear-old (turning nine in November) who is starting third grade this year at Tolar School. She knows she was adopted and is in contact with her maternal grandparents, an aunt and an uncle. All have visited in person and often communicate with her online, with Snapchat being her favorite point of contact. Weve always been open with her about the adoption, her father explained. When she asked why her real mom didnt keep her we explained it wasnt that she didnt want her but that she was just too young to take care of her. luck. They hold out hope for others pursuing a child of their own to love. We know of two or three families here trying to go through adoptions with the state and their stories are a lot harder than ours, Gracy said. Were just lucky that the mom made the grown-up decision she did at the age of 17. Benny said his little girl is very understanding of the situation and adds, Shes pretty sharp! As she gets older, he knows she will be asking more and more questions. But with two loving par ents, three sets of grandparents and an extended network of relatives, friends and community mem bers, she wont have to look far for answers.EDITORS NOTE: National Adoption Day is Nov. 17. If you have a special adoption story you would like to share with Journal readers, please send it to Teresa Eubanks at for possible use in an oncoming issue. birthdayLISA WOMBLE Lisa Womble will celebrate her 52nd birthday on Saturday, Aug. 11. She is the wife of Willard Ray Womble. Her children are Tyler Womble, Cody Schaffer and Destiny Keith, all of Bristol and Wesley Clen ney and Colden Summerlin, both of Geneva, AL. Lisa is retired and she enjoys Benny, McKenzie and Gracy Jacobs.


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 8, 2018A RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. President Mike Pence?WASHINGTON President Trump is in self-destructive mode, and he is succeeding, tweeting comments that can be used against him and raging against the media for what he sees as unfair coverage. Hes not helping himself with his increasingly unhinged and erratic behavior. With Vice President Pence waiting in the losses in the November midterms, a Pence presidency sometime in the coming year is looking more likely than not. What that means for the nation is both positive and negative, depending on ones political perspective. Like Gerald Ford who was sworn in as president after Richard Nixon resigned, the low-key Pence would end Trumps imperial presidency and restore small-d democracy. He would halt the tariff wars roiling farmers in the Midwest and return to the GOPs free trade policies. He would support Americas traditional allies and uphold existing international alliances. The Republic would be safe, just as it was with Ford, and the country could return to pre-Trump normalcy. The difference is that Ford was not an ideologue. He was an establishment Republican from Grand Rapids, Michigan, a 20-year member of Congress before assuming the presidency, someone who took his cues from the mainstream of the party. Pence served seven terms in the House, where he was a member of the Tea Party Caucus, before stepping down to run for governor of Indiana in 2012. He describes himself as a Christian, a conservative and a Republican in that order. A traditional Republican when it comes to a strong defense and support for NATO, his politics are shaped by his religious fervor and his strong opposition to abortion. Eighteen years ago, when he and his wife, Kar en, explained to their two young daughters why they were moving to Washington, they used a Life magazine cover of a human fetus to explain their goal to end abortion. Pence was raised Roman Catholic in a Democratic household. He voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976, but his politics changed in college when he became an evangelical born again Christian. If Pence becomes president, we can expect more judicial nominees with a strong religious bent, like Justice Neil Gorsuch, and more Supreme Court rulings that blur the line between church and state. Democrats would prefer a weakened Trump to an effectively organized Pence who would be able to get through more of the conservative agenda. But if Trumps fortunes continue to spiral down, there may be no luxury of choice. The presidents tweet that Attorney General comes close to obstruction of justice. The White House characterized the tweet as an opinion, not an order, but its clear thats what Trump wants to do. He wants to end the Mueller probe, and hes tossing lots of rhetoric out there to gage the reac tion. midterm election, Republicans will take an even bigger beating, potentially losing the Senate in Trump knows better than anyone except maybe Mueller, what he might be facing in a court of law, and in the court of public opinion. Thats where Pence comes in. Firing Mueller pressure to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. Pence would never do it on his own but from the Senate, imploring him to put the constitutional process in place, Pence could say the presidents ability to function has been impaired down. Firing Mueller is the tripwire. Pence is waiting. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift JIMMY F ALLON SETH MEYERS JAMES CORDEN Home. JIMMY F ALLON SETH MEYERS JAMES CORDEN JIMMY F ALLON SETH MEYERS JAMES CORDEN JIMMY F ALLON SETH MEYERS JAMES CORDEN COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs


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GADSDE N STREET, TALLAHASSEE The Calhoun-Liberty Journal SERVICE DirectoryMONTGOMERY, AL I am standing only feet from Hank Williams grave-stone in Oakwood Cemetery. Hank is joining me for lunch. On my lunch menu: a SPAM and mus-tard sandwich. Long ago, my cousin and I spent a few weeks in Montgomery when he was visiting his girlfriend in Hope Hull. We were eighteen. We couldnt afford a mo-tel, so we slept in the back of his truck. We cooked suppers on a propane burner. We bathed in truckstop bathrooms. The things a lovesick teenager will do. On that trip, I visited Hank Williams stood before his tombstone and my cous-in asked me to sing a few bars. I sang Mansion on a Hill. We re-moved our caps. High-school-age kids came upon us. We could see their headlights and hear them snickering. Have some respect! shouted my cousin. Audrey Williams was kin to my mother! I made the Sign of the Cross and took a knee, even though Audrey Williams was about as kin as Forty-Mule-T eam Borax. The high-schoolers apologized and left; we laughed until we turned purple. And we ate SPAM and mustard sand-wiches for supper. We did that for my fathers sake, he loved SPAM almost as much as he loved Hank. My father used to cut little chunks of pink meat with his pocket knife, drown it in mustard, and place it on white bread. I never cared for it. Anyway, Hanks music was my fa-thers music. And it ties me to him, somehow. I can see Daddy sitting on a porch, singing Hey Good Lookin and whittling, while I sit in the yard, eating mud. After my father passed, I listened to one particular Hank album until I wore it out. Because back then, Hank Senior gave me the same feeling I missed. A good feeling. The same feeling once gotten from a man who came home from his job, smelling like hard work and body odor. For years, I kept some of Daddys shirts around. I wouldnt touch them unless I needed to. These ratty things werent for touching, they were for smelling. I would press the fabric into my face and breathe. So thats what Hank Williams is to me. He is sweat, pomade, and soot. Y eah, I know a lot of people pre-fer Elvis, or the Beatles, or the Grate-ful Dead. Not me. Give me Hank, Babe Ruth, a can of SPAM, and Im li-able to sing the Star Spangled Banner. I hear a car engine idling beside me. I am about eat my sandwich when I see a Chrysler approaching. An old woman rolls her window down and pokes her head out. Do you work here? she asks. Me? No, maam. Oh, I saw you eating and I thought maybe you worked here. Her name is Helen. Shes elderly. White hair and pearls. She sits in the passenger seat, her sister, Mary Rae, is driving. Shes looking for her husbands grave, I learn that Helen was a lifelong Mont-gomery native until her husband died of a massive heart attack. She was sixty-six when that happened. Shes a lot older now. After he passed, she moved to Birmingham and hasnt visited her husbands grave in a decade. She points beneath a grove of oaks. I think Harrisons over there somewhere. Would you help us look? Why not. I wrap my sandwich in foil. I step through the high grass, scanning head-stones for the name Harrison. The car follows behind me, idling. It doesnt take -joyed. Thank you, she says. Coulda never found him in this long grass. We bid each other farewell. I watch them from a distance. They place a bou-quet on a headstone. They fold hands. They bow heads. Maybe theyre crying. I cant be sure. I bow my head, too. After all, Helen and I arent that dif-ferent. Not really. Were both here for the same reasons, sort of. People like us come to these places to feel things. We come to remember. Because remembering is all you can do once the ratty shirts have lost their smell. And because remembering just feels so good. Rest in Peace, Harrison. And Hank. The SPAM sandwich wasnt half bad, Daddy. Sean Dietrich writes about life in the American South. His columns have appeared in South Magazine, the Bitter Southerner, Thom Magazine and the Tallahassee Demo-crat. He shares his observations and chroni-cles his interaction with friends, family and strangers he meets along the way while sharing glimpses of daily life in our little cor-ner of America. He has written several books which can be found on SEAN OF SOUTHHANK BY SEAN DIETRICH THE


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 8, 2018 Keep Kids SAFE. Make sure you know and follow these school bus safety rules for motorists. Its not only smart; its the law! The Yellow Flashing Lights signal that the bus is getting ready to stop and load or unload children. This means you should slow down and prepare to stop. Red F lashing Lights & E xtended Stop A rms signal that the bus has stopped, and children will be entering or exiting the bus. This means you should stop your car and wait until the red lights stop withdrawn and the bus resumes moving. As always, be alert and watch out for children whenever you are behind the wheel. Sponsored by:Know the Rules. Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Jackson Summers for County JudgeeSELECT IF ELECTED I PLEDGE TO BE: COMMITTED TO PROGRESS Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Judge.Thank you for your consideration and support as your next Liberty County Judge. -David Jackson Summers21ST CCLC registration set for Aug. 9 at school Open HouseYou can register your child for Liberty County 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) for the 2018 2019 school year in Liberty County at Open House on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the following locations: p.m. ET tor Jessica Clark will have a registra tion booth set up in the main hallway. This site will run Monday thru Friday ET vis will have a registration booth set up in the Media Center. This site will run p.m. ET found on Applications can be printed out and turned in at Open House and your child will be able to with applications turned in later will need to wait to receive a letter from the site coordinator. CALHOUN LIBERTY SCHOOL MENUS *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk. Ham and cheese breakfast taco, hash browns, choice of cereal, fresh cup of fruit Chicken strip basket, hamburger, mozzarella breadstick, pizza (buffalo chicken or four-meat) or boneless hot wings French fries, tater tots or vegetable of the day, fruit of the day French toast sticks, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh cup of fruit Salisbury steak, chicken strip basket, hamburger, mozzarella breadstick, pizza (buffalo chicken or four-meat) or boneless hot wings Mashed potatoes with gravy, green peas, roll or vegetable of the day, fruit of the day French toast sticks, turkey sausage or sliced ham, fruit Pizza or hamburger Baked potato wedges, Lettuce and tomato, fruit Pancake on a stick, GoGurt, fruit Chicken nuggets, Buffalo chicken wrap or chef salad Mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, fruit Egg and cheese biscuit, potato nuggets, fruit Spaghetti with meat sauce, beef quesadilla or chicken Caesar salad Lettuce and tomato, Black beans, Fruit MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol DENTAL CLINIC BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATION PHONE (850) 4104642 7th grade students are required to have the Tdap immunization prior to attending schools. If you have not already submitted an updated shot attend school. quired immunization will not receive a schedule until this is taken care of. Shots required for 7th graders from Ralph Yoder, Calhoun County School Superintendent The Calhoun County commitment to funding campus safety enhance ments as a priority in the 2018-2019 budget. One of the ways that in improving the safety and security of each school campus in Calhoun County is by supporting the renewal of the half cent sales tax referendum that is on the August 28 primary election ballot. The funds generated from the renewal of this sales tax will be used for capital improvements, which include safety enhancements at each cam dents and staff has been, and will always be a top priority to everyone emFollowing the tragedy in Parkland in February, the Calhoun County the members of our staff, and I, immediately began implementing additional safety measures to enhance the safety and security of our cam puses. In compliance with new legislative mancialist. The responsibili continues to implement safety protocols to make certain the safety and security of our students and staff is of paramount priority. pus. Although the legislature has increased the safe schools allocations districts in Florida, it simply isnt enough to cover the safety and security measures necessary to better secure all of our campuses. Your support of the renewal of this sales tax will help enhance safety measures for our students and staff. Safety Measures, School Safety Special ist As we look forward to welcoming students back to school on August 10th, our district staff has worked tirelessly this summer to prepare our facilities for the new school year. The safety and security of our stuABOVE: Brothers Liam, Benji and Brennan Corlett commemorate their start of a new school year open house. LEFT: Ryder McDaniel gets settled into Kindergarten class. FAR LEFT: First Grade Teacher Haley Brady visits with Dottie Deese. Blountstown Elementary


AUGUST 8, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 JOB MKT. LIBERTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONNO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, WE WILL TRAINFor more information contact Liberty Correctional Institution Recruiter Tony Hill at (850) 643-9628 CANDIDATE 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: For more details contact Stephanie Luckie at (850) 523-3212 or email Apalachee CenterAdult/Child Care Manager GRIFFINSand & Concreteis now accepting applications LEON ADVOCACY & RESOURCE CENTER currently has full-time, part-time, and PRN positions available at its group home in Bristol. ( JOB OPENING OPEN POSITION Manpower is recruiting for SAFETY focused laborers in Hosford. MANUFACTURING UTILITY LABORER $12.00/HOUR STARTING PAY Call (850) 386-8150 or apply online at PUBLIC AUCTION ET application. ______________________/ Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. LEGAL N OTICES


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 8, 2018 Please vote for and re-elect JAMES BO SANDERS for County Commissioner, District 4. Political Advertisement paid for and approved by James Bo Sanders, Democrat for County Commissioner, District 4, Liberty CountyI am a devoted family man, a hard worker, honest, dependable and a man of good values and judgement. I currently work as a Corrections Officer, a Bee Keeper and I serve this great County as your District 4 Commissioner. Liberty County is my home. As a young boy growing up in Liberty County I learned the value of strong family ties, respect for others and the importance of doing a job right. Being a teenager at Liberty County High, I learned the importance of teamwork and planning. I strongly support protecting and providing our children the highest quality education possible and the opportunity to participate in team sports and extracurricular activities. GO BULLDOGS! VOTEJAMES BOFOR LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSION DIST. 4 Troy Sanders, John T. and Bo May 1966The boy I was Best Offensive Lineman, Captain, All Big Bend, All StateThe young man I became Bo and Alaric, one of nine GrandchildrenThe person I am todayI 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. The community and law enforcement members gathered Tuesday night to en-joy fun, games and plenty of good food off the grill at the annual National Night Out in Blountstown. ABOVE: Patrick Coleman, 7, of Blountstown participates in the rescue drill. RIGHT: The men of the Mayhaw Community Association grill hotdogs by the case. BELOW: Blount--ber Chambers on how to perform the res-cue drill. The idea is if you can pull the doll, you can rescue a family member. Kenneth Hopkins of Blountstown holding Waddles, the goat. attended the National Night Out event this year in Blountstown and brought plenty of watermelon to share with visitors.PHOTOS BY DOMENICK ESGRO AND JOHNNY EUBANKS


AUGUST 8, 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! CALLJanet Cumbaa T aylor(850) 447-0315 (850) 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 BECKY HAND DUGAN BLOUNTSTOWN Becky Hand Dugan, 57, of Blountstown, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born March 5, 1961 in Altha to Seebron C. Hand and Erma Maxine Bodiford Hand and had lived in Calhoun County for over half of her life. She was stubborn right down till the last breath. Anyone who met her was better for the experience. She worked in customer service and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her mother, Erma Maxine Hand; two brothers, Frank and Joseph Hand; four sisters, Susan Hand, Jessie Ehrich, Janie Hobbs and Sara Simmons; two daughters, Ashley Dugan and Brandy Dugan; and many nieces, nephews and loved ones. Memorial services were held Monday, July 23, at Peavy Funeral Home with Sister Martha Hyles Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.DELORES RAMOS BRISTOL Dolores Ramos, 49, of Bristol, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 in Tallahassee. She was born on Sept. 24, 1968 Progreso Hidalgo, She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blountstown. Survivors include her husband, Elfego Barragan; three sons, Gerardo, Abel and Alfredo Barragan; two sisters, Maria Guadalupe and Teresa Ramos; ana, Berenice and Ruby Barragan and Abigail and Victoria Ramos; grandchildren, Dalia, Gael and Services were held Saturday, Aug. 4 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blountstown with followed in Bristol Cemetery in Bristol. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.BETTY LEE BAILEY ALTHA -Betty Lee Bailey, 74, of Altha, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 in Blountstown. Born on Aug. 22, 1943 in Altha, she was the daughter of the late John Tinsley Bailey and Edna Bauldree Bailey. She grew up in Altha and graduated from Altha School in 1961. She loved her classmates and stayed in touch with them until her passing. She had a love for traveling and lived all over the United States with her family. After traveling, she settled in Gainesville working for the Uniretiring after 30 years. She enjoyed her work but enjoyed cheering on the Florida Gators even more. When she wasnt working or attending games Springs on the Santa Fe River tending to her beauing the river, coffee in hand. She was a member of a traveling square dancing team and also loved playing canasta with friends. Though she livened every room she entered and had a playful spirit she helped everyone appreciate the simple plea sures in life something that will always be instilled in her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Tammy Lynn Clemons; her brother, Michael Bailey; and her sister, Verna Ruth Melvin. Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Whit tington and her husband, Archie and Ladona Kelley and her husband, Richard; one son, Charles Rocky Clemons; grandchildren, Anna, Tyler, Trent, Ceci lia, Clark, Zeb, Charlie and Ollyanna; one sister, Barbara Clemons; her brother, John Charles Bud Bailey and his wife, Jean; and her brother-in-law, Autry Melvin. Services were held Monday, Aug. 6 at Peavy Funeral Home with Jimmy Baggett and Rev. Clint your children and grandchildren, take a dip in the river with your loved ones, laugh harder and spread love and kindness to everyone you meet. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. RHETT W A YNE SHULER HOSFORD Rhett Wayne Shuler, 47, of Hosford, beloved husband, father, brother and friend passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. He was born on Jan. 2, 1971 in Tallahassee. He graduated from Liberty County High School in 1989 and then served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Concepcion, Chile. He later graduated from Florida State University with a degree in international business and was currently employed with the Florida Department of Corrections. He also worked with the Liberty County Sheriffs Department, where he was proud to serve alongside his law enforcement family. He married Leena Abramo in the Atlanta LDS Temple and they are the proud parents of Helaman, 16, Cannon, 14 and Olivia, 10. His greatest treasure was his family and he loved spending time with them, especially following the childrens activities and watching movies, superhero ones were his faas his Savior and enjoyed sharing his testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone who would listen. He was a gifted piano player and served in many church callings throughout his life. He was also an active member of the Liberty County community, his beloved home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Wayne and Gail Barber Shuler and his grandparents, Sam and Ruth Shuler and Johnnie and Delcie Barber. Survivors include his wife, Leena and their chil dren, Helaman Wayne, Cannon Wayne and Olivia Gail; his siblings, Kiera, Terah and her husband, Duncan, Kylia and her husband, Brian, Meris and her husband, Joe, Garet and his wife, Jessie and Jaren and her husband, Drew and their families; and beloved aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the church. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 12605 NW Myers Ann St. in Bristol. Interment will follow at the Evans Family Cemetery in Telogia. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the ar-rangements. ALBERTA EUJEAN JEAN PULLAM HOSFORD Alberta Eujean Jean Pullam, 85, of Hosford, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 in Blountstown. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hosford and a member of the Telogia Assembly of God Church. She was the owner/operator of Pullam Grocery in Telogia but most of all, she was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death in 2010 by her husband of more 60 years, Julius Guy Pullam; a son, Julius Michael Pullam; her daughter, Lola Jeanette Burch; a brother, Ray Ellis; a sister, Nima Lou; and two great-granddaughters, Destinee Craig and Melaynee Craig. Survivors include her son, William Smokey Pullam; and a daughter, Terry Lou Lewis and her husband, Richard; two sisters, Myrtice Beck and Janice Eagan; and one brother, Lloyd Ellis; her grandchildren, Phillip Pullam and his wife, Joni, Tracy Pullam, Stacie Fant and her husband, Berry, Patrick Burch and his wife, Shayna, Christy Hackel and her husband, Jason, April Craig and her husband, Michael and Rosie Lewis; 17 great-grand children and three great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. ET at the Telogia Assembly of God Church. Interment will follow at Divers Cemetery. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the ar-rangements. JOHN MARVIN NICHOLS, TH.D CRAWFORDVILLEJohn Marvin Nichols, Th.D., 94, of Crawfordville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born to Arthur and Idell Nichols on Jan. 13, 1924. He was a long-time resident of Clarksville and had enjoyed sharing a home with his loving wife, Mary, in Crawfordville for the last 15 years. He graduated from Frink High School in 1941. In 1943, he joined the United States Navy to serve his country during World War II. After his military Florida State University in 1950 with a bachelors degree in education. He later became the terminal manager for M R & R Trucking Company in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. While living in Jacksonville, Marvin accepted Jesus at the age of 40 and was devoted to Him for the remainder of his life as he shared the love of Jesus as a minister, pastor and Chaplain. After accepting Christ, he desired to move back to Calhoun County Florida to establish a church in his hometown. He established Calvary Baptist Church in 1968 and served as a bi-vocational Pastor until 1983. These vocations included selling insur ance, working at Wade Martins Funeral Home and teaching DCT at Blountstown High School. In 1973 he became the manager of the CalhounLiberty Employees Credit Union, where he retired In 1983, he resigned from pastoring Calvary Baptist Church and received his Doctor of Theol ogy from Gulf Coast Seminary. He then pastored a year at a small church near Brunswick, GA before moving back to Clarksville. At the age of 65, he was hired by the Department of Corrections and served as a Chaplain from 1989 to 1996 and retired again. After this retirement, he pastored for several years at Clarksville Baptist Church and continued to minister to the inmates of north Florida state prisons through Homebound Prison Ministries until 2016. He has performed countless weddings and funerals in this region and was known to most as Preacher Nichols. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and mother of his children, Dorothy Lord Nichols; his second wife, Rhoda Kelly Nichols; his son, Gary Marvin Nichols; and a sister, Nellie Sewell. Survivors include his loving and caring wife of 15 years, Mary Stokley Nichols of Crawfordville; one daughter, Karen Columbus and her husband, Dave of Pace; one son, Allan Nichols and his wife, Cindy of Clarksville; Bonnie Deering and her husband, Billy of Tallahassee; Jimmy Stokley and his wife, Carol of Sopchoppy; and David Stokley of Georgia; grandchildren, Gary Nichols and his wife, Angela, Jared Nichols and his wife, Shelly, Matthew Nichols, Krista McGraw and her husband, Andy, Megan Foster, Casey Taylor and her husband, Nathan, Amy Pitts and her husband, Dennis, Averi Albritton and her husband, Joel, Tyler Deer ing and Jonathan, William, and Matthew Stokely; great-grandchildren, Kara Nichols, Annalyn Nichols, Quinn and Naomi McGraw, Savannah, Gabe, and Ben Pitts, Levi and Callen Taylor; and his sister, Lucille McCoy and her husband, Robert McCoy. Family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 3 p.m. until service time at 4 p.m. CT at Altha Church of God. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. CT at Altha Church of God with Rev. James lar Head Baptist Church Cemetery. Covenant Care Hospice of Marianna and the CalPeavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. OBITUARIESBecome a VolunteerF lorida Guardian ad Litem FOUNDATION PHONE (850) 410-4642


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 8, 2018 Liberty County High School Aug. 17 Preseason vs Franklin Co. ...............7:00 Aug. 24 Bozeman .........................................7:30 Aug. 31 Florida A&M High School ................7:30 Sept. 7 Cottondale High School ...................8:00 Sept. 14 Franklin Co. ..................................7:30 Sept. 21 Blountstown .................................8:00 Sept. 28 ......................................................OPEN Oct. 5 Wewahitchka .....................................7:30 Oct. 12 North Bay Haven .............................7:30 Oct. 19 Light HouseHomecoming .........7:30 Oct. 26 Chipley ...........................................7:30 Nov. 2 SneadsSenior Night ....................8:00 2018 Varsity Schedule Home games are shown in garnetALL TIM ES ARE EASTERN BULLDOG F OO TBALL Clip & Save JUVENILE DEVELOPMENT, INC.A Florida Non-Profit Corporation THIS SCHEDULE SPONSORED BY: 2018 JV Schedule Aug. 23 Blountstown ....................................7:00 Sept. 6 Sneads ............................................7:00 Sept. 20 Wewa ............................................7:00 Sept. 27 Franklin Co. ....................................7:00 Blountstown High School TIGER F OO TBALL 2018 Varsity Schedule Clip & Save Aug. 16 Chipley (Preseason Classic) ....7:00 Aug. 24 Graceville .................................7:00 Sept. 7 Marianna .....................................7:00 Sept. 14 Northview ................................7:00 Sept. 28 Holmes Co. ...............................7:00 Oct. 5 Bozeman .......................................7:00 Oct. 12 ....................................................Open Oct. 19 Port St Joe .................................7:00 Oct. 26 Walton Co. (HC/Sr Night) .........7:00 Nov. 2 Vernon ..........................................7:00 Home games are shown in redALL TIM ES ARE CENTRAL2018 JV Schedule Aug. 23 Liberty ......................................6:00 Aug. 30 Bozeman ..................................6:00 Sept. 6 Holmes Co. ................................6:00 Blountstown DRUGS 20370 Central A ve W. BLOUNTST OWN PHONE: (850) 674-2222 THIS SCHEDULE SPONSORED BY: DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS FAMILY AFFAIRFamilies gathered at the W.T. Neal Civic Center Saturday to collect school supplies and learn about community resources at the annual Family Affair has her pick of colorful pencils and erasers. BELOW: Carol Watts gets some help from Fred Tanner as she has her taken. BOTTOM: Visitors received bags of supplies from the Health Department. Altha volleyball tryouts will be on Thursday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 10. Grades 6 thru 8 need to be there at 3 p.m. CT on Thursday. A parent must be present. Grades 9 thru 12 will need to arrive at 4 p.m., CT also with a parent. Students from Carr School may also try out. Forms will need to be signed before your child can participate. They also must have a current physical. Try outs will be closed, no spectators will be allowed in the gym, including parents. This is not negotiable. Grades 6 thru 8 will be done at 5 p.m. CT and 9 thru 12 will be done at 6:30 p.m. CT Forms can also be found on the FHSAA website. If your physical is up to date, you do not need the EL02 form, but we must have a copy. You will also need the EL03 form. Some will be available at tryouts. Friday, all girls should be in the gym right after school. We will begin at 3 p.m. CT The gym will be closed to spectators. Parents may pick their child up at 5 p.m. CTAltha tryouts Thurs. & Fri.You can catch the Blountstown Lady Tigers Volleyball team in action as we host our annual Pre-Season Classic on Tuesday, Aug.14 at Blountstown High School. Schedule of games: CT Blountstown vs North Bay Haven CT Chipley vs North Bay Haven CT Chipley vs Walton CT Blountstown vs Walton Tigers host PreSeason Classic VOLLEYBALL


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Call (850) 447-5977. 8-1, 8-8 The Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center in Blountstown is growing. Stop in and see our large selection of $1 or less. (850) 6741818. UFN BOAT14 ft. Scandy White boat motor and trailer, stick steering, 30 hp. Mercury, new tune up and water pump, oil injection, two tanks, $4,500. Call (850) 6437342. 8-8, 8-15 BOATAlumacraft Boat Model 1670, with 2004 Mercury pull start, 25 hp, galvanized tilt trailer, inquires only. Call between noon and 7 p.m. at (850) 451-6632. 8-8, 8-152016 Grand Design model 313RLTS, theater seatpantry, dining table with four chairs, queen bed, lots of storage inside and out, owner is throwing in lots of extras including a back-up camera system, slide stabilizers, TV and hoses, $33,000. Call (850) 643-5217. 8-8, 8-15 VEHICLES2003 Chevy Suburban, one owner, heated seats, 8 passenger, 3rd row seats, towing package, Michelin tires, good condition, high way miles, $6,000. 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Not even for a minute! a hot vehicle call 9-1-1. the vehicle when unloading. Don't overlook sleeping babies. -sure children do not have access to keys or remote entry devices. If a child is missing, always check -cluding the trunk. Teach your chil-dren that vehicles are never to be used as a play area. seat and when the child is put in the seat, place the animal in the front with the driver. in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car. a routine whenever you get out of the car. provider will call you if your child does not show up for school. If your children take school buses or other modes of transportation, make sure that the transporta-tion company follows established safety protocols, such as a bus driver walking through the bus to make sure no child is left onboard at the end of the route. And call to make sure your child arrives as expected, if you are not there to greet your child. 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