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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See LANDLORD ARRESTEDcontinued inside on page 2 JOURNAL WednesdayAugust 22, 2018Vol. 38 No. 34 The Calhoun-LIBER T Y 50 includes tax Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Events and Community Calendar..................... 5 News from the Pews....3 Late Night Laughs.....8 Sean of the South........9 Job Market...........15 Obituaries........13 Messages of thanks.......14 Horoscope, Sudoku and Classieds................17 Tay Peacock waits for the ball to fall into his hands during SaturEye on the ballFollowing a visit to Liberty County last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott (far right) stopped for lunch in Blountstown Tuesday while on the campaign trail as he drums up support for his U.S. Senate run against incumbent Bill Nelson. SCOTT STUMPS IN BLOUNTSTOWNTALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of State (DOS) has now approved Elec tion Security Grant applications for all 67 Florida counties, totaling more than $14.5 million. Since Gov. Rick Scott announced the apmonth, DOS has received and approved the remaining 18 Election Security Grant applications and submitted the applications to ly to make the funding available to Supervisors of Elections. County. son, there is nothing more important than ensuring the security and integrity of Flor zero fraud and this additional funding will help Supervisors of Elections build on their existing infrastructure and enhance security measures so that we can ensure Florida has All Florida counties to receive Election Security GrantsLandlord charged with stealing from an evicted tenantby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThe owner of a Lambert Street rental home in Blountstown has been charged with theft erty removed a week after serving an eviction notice, according to a report from the Blountstown The tenant, who said he was in the process of moving out, reported that he was at work Aug. 8 when he got a phone call from a neighbor that his possessions were being loaded up in a truck at that moment. two men who had entered the home and were eight power tools, a shop vac, two paint spray guns, a Stanley took kit, a metal stamp tool home, along with a nail gun, air compressor, jig saw, Skil saw and machete. One of the men who helped remove the Parents & kids enjoy challenges at Hosford School family STEM night...3LCSO starts See Something, Say SomethingPAGE 4 Janice Sumner named CAREER SOURCE Board Member of the Year PAGE 6Bulldog FootballPAGE 10School menusPAGE 11 Residents concerned over changes in new insurance ood maps Lewis, who indicated there will be several Senior Dental Care is acquiredPAGE 4 Womens Club News & Weddings PAGE 7School Board minutesPAGE 11Tiger FootballPAGE 12Pioneer PostPAGE 18


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 CALHOUN COUNTY AUGUST 21 Patrick Steven Stodgel, sexual assault with victim less than 12 years old, CCSO. James W. Livingston, VOP, BPD. AUGUST 18 Herman U. Yon, driving while license suspended second offense, possession of cocaine, BPD. Curtis Huie, assault with intent to do violence, battery, BPD. Thaddeus Evans Alston, out of county warrant, BPD. AUGUST 17 Gary B. Jordan, VOP, Sale of synthetic narcotic, CCSO. AUGUST 16 Elton John Pitts, VOP, contempt of court, CCSO. Shawn Ryan Blevins, aggravated assault, BPD. AUGUST 15 Ashley Odom, convicted felon registration, CCSO. Amy Dyanne Jackson, theft of more than $300 but less than $5,000, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, BPD. AUGUST 14 Bridgett Grace Stewart, violation of condi tional release, CCSO. Dallas Rodesha Hogans, aggravated stalking, BPD. Alejandra Demestric Hall, out of county warrant, VOP, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY AUGUST 17 Karen Helene Summerlin, serving weekends, LCSO. Alan Dale Sjoken, possession with intent to sell Schedule V drug, possession of drug equipment, LCSO. Dekenerick S. Reynolds, out of county warrant, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO. Ladora Lee Nunnery, VOP, LCSO. Curtis Lee Harris, serving weekends, LCSO. AUGUST 16 Arthur Gene Boone, Jr., VOP, LCSO. James Dan Goff, lewd and lascivious behav ior with victim less than 12 years old, LCSO. AUGUST 15 Marvin Stanton, VOP, LCSO. Amy Jackson, holding for Calhoun, CCSO. AUGUST 14 Bridgett Grace Stewart, holding for Calhoun, CCSO. Angel Shackleford, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Dallas Rodesha Hogans, holding for Calhoun, CCSO. Linda Carol Bice, holding for Gulf, GCSO.__________________________________________________Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CITY TIRE CO. "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all"TOYO TIRE S "Authorized Dealer" Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! GET A NEW SET OF ~ 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 Lifetime Warranty pay up to $500 TNT CENTERTO B Y GARNETT OWNER Man arrested for lewd behavior with a childA Bristol man was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim under the age of 12 after a girl told her mother that James Goff had kissed her, fondled her and touched her private parts, according Goff was staying with a relative of the victim, who was babysitting the seven-year-old girl and another child reportedly witnessed the encounter and told the victims mother that was why her daughter didnt want to return the children was busy doing housework in other rooms while Goff was sitting with them, watching the movie tigator who was interviewing her a couple of weeks later that was when she became scared that someten times, began touching her chest area and lower torso and told her that they were going to have cute She said there was another incident that same day investigator she did not feel safe with Goff and being When questioned, Goff stated that the girl was sitting on his lap while watching the movie and had pulled his arm around her and began wiggling sugHe is being held without bond pending an evalua tion and was ordered to have no contact with the child JAMES GOFF A former Blountstown resident is facing charges for an alleged sexual incident with a child that reportedly happened in Calhoun Patrick Steven Stodgel, 41, who has recently been living in Excelsior, MO, is being held without bond in the Calhoun County Jail after being charged with sexual assault with a victim less than 12 According to the arrest report, the activity came to light when the child was found with a bottle of edible lubricant and During interviews with Child Protective Services, the victim was asked about the lubricant and detil after Stodgel was arrested on unrelated charges in PATRICK S. STODGEL Man charged with slapping & chasing woman SaturdayA 56-year-old Blountstown man was arrested for battery and aggravated assault after he reportedly slapped a woman twice and then chased her with a Arrested was Curtis Huie, who was found after a police physical disturbance in the Ward Road area known as and Huie had argued before stated he threatened to beat her When questioned, Huie defended his actions, telling the CURTIS HUIE A Facebook video in which she reportedly made threatening statements has resulted in a Bristol woman being charged with aggravated stalking, according Dallas Rhodesia Hogans, ter the video was shared with Blountstown Police Chief gans stating several times she would beat up the woman she ing to the police report, in the video, Hogans said her intended victim was gonna need more than the Calhoun Liberty gressive attitude was sent to someone who Hogans then urged to forward to her intended victim, accordDALLAS R. HOGANSproperty for Jackson came to the police department to give a statement and explained that Jackson who fered to forego charging a security deposit if he wantprevious tenants possessions and brought them to her While the possessions were being moved, a police After he left, she resumed moving items out of the LANDLORD ARRESTED continued from the front page Altha teenager arrested on aggravated assault chargeA series of altercations between an 18-year-old Altha resident and a younger student has resulted in the older boys arrest, according to a report from the boys got off the bus at school, comments were exchanged over something Blevin had seen on Facebook that upchanging classes, the two crossed paths and Blevin told head the threat and separated Blevins has been charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felcer documented that he counseled Blevins nine times over issues involving verbal threats, excessive talk SHAWN RYAN BLEVINS Video threat leads to for aggravated stalking


AUGUST 22, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Political Advertisement paid for and approved by James Bo Sanders, Democrat for County Commissioner, District 4, Liberty CountyPlease vote for and re-elect JAMES BO SANDERS for County Commissioner, District 4. VOTE JAMES BOFOR LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4Hello, My name is Tina Sanders. As many of you know, my husband, James "Bo" Sanders, is currently seeking reelection as County Commissioner, District 4. We have been married 26 years and have 4 grown daughters and 9 grandchildren. Through the years he has shown me to be a man of great integrity. He supports good values is upright, honest, dependable and available. He has a deep love, not only for his family, but also for his friends and neighbors and the community as a whole. I know if he is re-elected he will continue to work hard to maintain and improve the great quality of life we all share here in Liberty County. YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT WOULD BE GREA TLY APPRECIA TED. Thank you, -T ina Sanders Parents & kids enjoy challenges at Hosford School family STEM nightABOVE: Kyle Peddie and Tanner Kincaid were proud that their spaghetti tower was free standing! RIGHT: Nathen Kilts and his dad Michael Kilts designing and building a structure at the STEM Bins booth. Hosford Schools 21st CCLC Family STEM Night on Aug. 16 was a huge success with about 100 students in attendance. for their family. Lacy Weston, Tabitha Spiker, and Ashton Weston take their turn with the spaghetti and marshmallow tower challenge. NEWS FROM THE PEWSkCRUSADERS RESTORA TION MINISTRIES CHURCH We would having Wednesday evening service on Aug. 8. We will be joining our sister church Southside Assembly of God in Blountstown during their revival. Please feel free to join us there this CT The address for SR 71 South in Blountstown. For more Myrna Carnley (850) 567 8075.The church is located at 10467 Henry Kev-er Road in Bristol across from Tolar School. For more information call (850) 567-8075.kST. MAR Y MISSIONAR Y BAPTIST CHURCH 25 at 11 a.m. CT at St. Mary Missionary hood. The theme is For you have been freedom to serve one another in love. This summit has been created to bridge a closer existence between our old are encouraged to attend. The church is located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown. Pastor/Teacher Dr. C.L. Jacqueline Justice Social Security District Manager in Marianna their Social Security taxes directly later. your federal income tax return. If Net earnings for Social Security are your gross earnings from your ciation. Some income doesnt count for Social Security and shouldnt be ings. your net earnings at www.socialse Social Security has been a cornerstone of American security for over cornerstone in the foundation of most convenient way to contact us Social Security when you are self-employed Send your church news to The CalhounLiberty Journal at, mail it to us at P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on Repairs & RelinesBristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD TALLAHASSEE As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate enforcement efforts on impaired driving through the Labor Day holiday. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways and save lives. Driving drunk or drugged puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk and each year it claims the lives of too many people, said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Direc tor of the Florida Highway Patrol. alcohol or any substance, be responsible and have a designated driver to get you to your destination safely. There is never an excuse for impaired driving. To Arrive Alive, always: drive impaired. Designate a sober driver or use a ride service. on the road, call *FHP (*347). This could save a life. To help ensure your safety, the Florida Highway Patrol will be out in force on the highways to aid motorists and remove drivers from the road. FHP Auxiliary troopers will also volunteer to augment the FHP during the holiday period. The FHPs increased presence throughout Florida helps to deter vices to motorists who need assistance while traveling. Motorists should call *FHP (*347) if they see an impaired or aggressive driver or to request roadside assistance.Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will continue through Labor Day holidayFHP participates in national campaign Aug. 15 Sept. 3 Senior Dental Care, a leading dental care provider for nursing homes, has been acquired by Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based prisoftware and services businesses. Senior Dental Care offers fullservice dental plans for nursing homes and their residents. To promote better access to quality care, Senior Dental Care offers plans featuring no copays, deductibles or pre-authorizations. ents, these services are avail able at no additional cost to the patient. Dental services include preventative (exams, teeth clean and prosthodontics (denture maintenance, dentures and denture adjustments). At Senior Dental Care, we strive to deliver the best in professional dentistry services to nursing homes for those who want more convenience, good oral health and a genuine reason to smile, said CEO/Co-Founder Tony Layne. Senior Dental Care pioneered a completely new dental industry, providing access to care for the most underserved and the most deserving, said Co-Founder Cassi Layne. President Scott Frigon added, Our model has been successful serving thousands of patients in over al capital and expertise, we know we can embark on our next phase of growth and realize our full potential as a business. Senior Dental Care plans to continue optimizing its service offering to better serve current patients, while expanding its sales and marketing efforts to reach a larger number of patients in more nursing homes throughout the country. were extremely impressed by the companys track record of serving the critical needs of their patients, said David Kennedy, Partner at Serent Capital. They truly care about improving the lives of their customers and the companys success to thrilled to collaborate with Senior Dental Care to drive further growth and expand their mission to a greater number of people. The investment in Senior Dental Care is Serents eighth investment in the healthcare sector. Prior Serent healthcare investments include Axiom Medical Resources (2015), Via Health (2013), Outreach Services (2012), Cardon Outreach (2011) and Equinox Healthcare (2010). Senior Dental Care was founded in 2009 in Blountstown, to address a growing need for convenient access to quality dental care by both nursing homes and their residents. Senior Dental Care orchestrates this much-needed care, provided in the comfort of their patients familiar surroundings. For more information on Senior Dental Care, visit www. Serent Capital invests in growing businesses that have developed compelling solutions that address their customers' needs. As those businesses grow and evolve, the opportunities and challenges that they face change with them. The Liberty County Sheriffs paign to encourage the public to help report, deter and solve crimes in Liberty County. This week, we have kicked off our See Something, Say Something campaign. As part of this initia tive, you will see signs advertising See Something, Say Something at our schools to raise awareness with stuare asking students, parents and school employees to report any information they have regarding suspicious or criminal activity on our school campuses. You can report suspicious or criminal activity several differ ent ways. criminal activity in progress which endangers the public, you should immediately call 911. criminal activity in progress which does not endanger the public, you should call the Sher Center at (850) 643-2235. regarding suspicious or crimi nal activity which has already occurred, you can report it by phone at (850) 643-2235, online by going to our website www.liberty and selecting the or on Facebook. main anonymous, you Crime Stoppers by phone at (850) 574-TIPS or online at see something which jeopardizes your safety, or the safety of some-one else, immediately call 911. This is our community and we all have a responsibly to help keep your help as the eyes and ears on the streets. Any information you provide may be the critical piece that helps hold an offender ac-countable or prevent a tragedy. make our county a safe one Cassi Layne and Tony Layne are shown at the Owner Celebration Dinner after the transaction.


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 22, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Wednesday, Aug. 22 Thursday Aug. 23 Friday, Aug. 24 Saturday, Aug. 25 Monday, Aug. 27 Sunday, Aug. 26 Tuesday, Aug. 28 Wildflower alertGrassleaf Coneflowerby Eleanor Dietrich, Rudbeckia graminifolia Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance Blountstown Rotary Club, 12 p.m. CT at Calhoun County Senior Citizens CenterBIRTHDAYS: Selene Thaw, Pam Anders, John Mark Bulzer, Ann Bruce & Eva HallANNIVERSARY: Bruce and Pam AndersGrief Support, 5 p.m. CT at Blountstown United Methodist ChurchCalhoun Co. Industrial Development Authority, 5 p.m. CT at the Blountstown airportLC Bulldog Club, 7 p.m. ETBIRTHDAYS: Keith Lee, Chris Peddie and Hadleigh Elizabeth Bailey 2018 Primary Elections AA Meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford Calhoun Co. Commission 6 p.m. CT UF/IFAS Bristol Lions Club 7 p.m. ET at Apalachee Restaurant Order of the Eastern Star #179 7 p.m. CT at the Dixie Lodge in Blountstown BIRTHDAYS: Cheryl Lynn Rowe, Carol Varnum, Aubrey Carson, Charles Gatlin and Dylan Gunn Calhoun Chamber of Commerce 12 p.m. CT at Rivertown Community Church in Blountstown 6 p.m. ET at the Hosford-Telogia VFD AA Meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford BIRTHDAYS: Jenny Conyers, Michael Carpenter, Avery Jewel Summers, Chaff Foran, Kara Taylor & Jason Weaver Storytime 10:30 a.m. ET at Hosford Library Appreciation Luncheon 12 p.m. CT at the Dixie Masonic Lodge #109 1 p.m. CT at Blountstown Library BIRTHDAYS: Keighlee Roxanne Tew Vicki Trickey and Kim Fowler VFW Post 12010 7:30 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol BIRTHDAYS: Ernest Shiver & Terry Lee Jenning ANNIVERSARY: Rhudeen & Christine Chambless BHS Football 7 p.m. CT at Blountstown High School LCHS Football 7:30 p.m. ET at Bozeman High School in Panama City BIRTHDAYS: Tina Rae Goodman, Sheila Blackburn and Misty Trickey Main Street Blountstown is hosting the second Annual America Fest, a tribute to our Veterans on Saturday, Nov. 10. The event will be held at Magnolia Square from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. CT. There will be arts and craft vendors, pony rides, bouncy houses, and more. We will also have live music by The Drummond Family and Undivided as well as the BES Student Choir. This is a family friendly event, and all ages are welcome! In an effort to bring our community America Fest planned in Blountstown for Nov. 10together, support our local youth and to help get our youth more involved, we have decided to reserve our food vending spaces for Calhoun County school/church youth groups only! We have a list of items that we would like to be sold and that list will go live on our website this Friday, Aug. 24. Visit There are 10 spaces available. Please note that no beverage sales will be per mitted as we already have a drink vendor for the event. Each youth group will be able to select one menu item/pairing from the list they would like to sell at the event. Once you submit your form and pay your vendor fee of $35 your space will be reserved. We are only allowing one vendor per item so there will be a variety of options for people to choose from and so everyone has a chance to raise some funding for their group. Each group will be responsible for purchasing their own goods, signage, menu pricing, set up and break down of their tents. ET Noma Community Reunion Sept. 1meet Sat., Aug. 25 Youth Football signup deadline Aug. 23Sunland Center 40th annual Fall Festival to be held October Sunland Center is located at 3700 Williams Drive in Marianna.Sept. 15 deadline set for Dothan quilt show


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 Re-Elect Dexter Barberfor Liberty Co. Commissioner, District 2My name is DEXTER BARBER and I am asking for your vote as County Commissioner from District 2. I am a life-long resident of Liberty County, graduating from LCHS in 1964. I received my AA Degree from Chipola Jr. College and completed 1 ~ years at FSU. I have been married to Gabra Rankin Barber for 52 years and we have three children: Jeri Flowers, Middle School Teacher at W.R. Tolar, Duane Barber, Nursing Home Administrator at Carrabelle, and Link Barber, Assistant Principal at Altha School. I have been in the housing industry for approximately 40 years and successfully own my business, Dexter Barber Build ers, Inc. Through this business and as your County Commissioner, I have gained experience in balancing budgets, working personnel and developing ways to conserve while still offering quality service. Those two things, quality & service, you expect from your government and you should expect them from your If you re-elect me I promise to continue to serve all the people of Liberty County, work in harmony with other Board Members, be conserva tive with your tax dollars, maintain a balanced budget and provide our citizens with the best available services available whether they are our youth, our adults, or our seniors. I will continue to be respon sive to your needs, to be a good listener, and a man of action. I want to encourage you to exercise your right to vote, and please vote for: DEXTER BARBER, LIBERTY COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DIST 2. Pol. ad. paid for and approved by Dexter Barber, Dem. for Liberty Co. Commission, Dist.2YOUR VOTE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Darrel Doobie Hayes, Candidate for Liberty Co. School Board, District 3I, Darrell (Doobie) Hayes, am running for re-election for Liberty Coun ty School Board, District 3. I have been privileged to work for you. It has been my joy to serve you both on the school board AND on a more personal level when needs arise among any of the citizens of this great county! RE-ELECT ME AND... concerns and provide leadership based on the needs of OUR children! district's free lunch/breakfast programs that were in place for the 2013-14 school year. school board agendas and issues so as to be prepared for each board meeting. completion of the work that has beASSIST in extra curricular activities. progression of the high school project and ensure the completion of our new Liberty County High School! NOTE: During the privatization years, local citizens CONTINUED to work for the district in both the lunch and custodial programs. jobs opportunities are provided for our local citizens in a manner that is citizens and our school system. I have tried to get to see all of you, but I am sure to have missed some. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns you need to discuss with me at (850) 643-5431. I am a very visible presence in the county and welcome any opportunity to talk to all of you. I humbly ask for your vote and support. GP donates $1,000 to support Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa with the Boys and Girls Club of Tabula Rasa in Bristol budget and community youth programs. Hosford Plant Manager Johnnie Temples said, GP takes pride in our community and supports efforts to develop and meet the needs of our children. Shown at the GP check presentation are, from left: GP Operations Manager Lorne Jones, Director of Resource Development for the Boys and Girls Club Sky Scott, CEO of Twin Oaks Juvenile Development Donnie Read, Johnnie Temples and GP Production Manager Bryan Watson.The Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa, a unique program developed be-tween Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, residential facilities in Calhoun, Liberty, Madison and Jackson Counties. Tabula Rasa gives our youth hope and opportunity during the time they need it most.MARIANNA CareerSource Chipola (CSC) hosted the organizations 22nd annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9 with a theme of One in a Million. The event was held at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, and included encouraging highlights from the year, a presentation of awards and a motiva tional keynote address. Janice Sumner, broker with United Country Reality in Bristol, was recognized as the Hollingsworth Board Member of the Year for 2018. Janice was nominated by former recipients of the award and chosen for her outstanding leadership and dedication to both CareerSource Chipola and her local community. CareerSource Chipola was privileged to have Michelle Dennard, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida, deliver the keynote address. A proud native of Sneads, Michelle was honored to return to Jackson County to speak at CSCs annual meeting. While addressing CSC board mem bers and staff, Michelle stated, because of your work, lives are changed. Families are uplifted. Businesses become more competitive and our communities are stronger. A portion of the evening was dedicated to honoring the City of Marianna with the Hopkins Employer of the Year award. While presenting this Services Manager, highlighted the City of Mariannas dedication to serving Marianna residents and supporting the programs and services offered by CareerSource Chipola. At the conclusion of the meeting, CareerSource Chipola named new term. Arthur Obar of Graceville was installed as the new chair, Janice Sumner of Bristol was named the new vice chair and Debbie Kolmetz of Ponce de Leon as secretary-treasurer for the organization. CareerSource Chipola is a nonJanice Sumner named Board Member of the Year 2018 Hopkins Employer of the Year, City of Marianna from left, Jim Dean, City Manager; Julie Chance, Director of Human Resources; Johnny Eubanks, Outgoing Board Chair; and Travis Ephriam, City Commissioner and CSC Board Member.Janice Sumner, Board Member of the Year with Arthur Obar, Incoming Board Chair. ---UNEMPLOYMENT RA TES ---July-18 June-18 July-17Liberty.................3.9 4.2 4.7 Calhoun...............4.6 4.5 5.4 Holmes.................4.6 4.5 5.2 Jackson.................4.5 4.5 4.9 Washington...........4.0 4.1 4.6 Chipola Region....4.4 4.4 4.9Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in July 2018, down 0.1 percentage point from the June 2018 rate and down 0.4 per centage point from a year ago. There were 383,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,24,000. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 8,800,700 in July 2018 and increase of 27,400 jobs over the month. The state gained 210,600 jobs over the year, an increase of 2.5 percent. The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Chipola region was 4.4 percent in July 2018. This rate was 0.5 per centage point lower than a year ago rate of 4.9 percent. The labor force was 41,410 up 320 over the year. There were 1,814 unemployed residents in the region.


AUGUST 22, 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 CareerSource Chipola 22nd annual meeting held Aug. 9 District Two Florida Federation of Womans Club members gathered at the historic Marianna Womans Clubhouse for their back to school inservice on Saturday, Aug. 18. The state is divided into 14 districts with District Two comprised of two Womans Clubs in Panama City and one in Apalachicola, Blountstown, Chatta hoochee, Chipley and Marianna. The call to the meeting, issued by District Two Director Jane Powell, extended an invitation to newly elected Club Presidents, Secretaries and Club Operation Smile Chairmen. men for 2018-2020 were introduced during the plenary session. Blountstown Womans Club is honored to have Peggy Frith serve as District Secretary, Helen Maloy serve as District Parliamentarian and Sandy Voss serve as District Membership Chair man. Break out sessions offered taining members and energizing tion Smile. Service projects expand an array of interests. If youd like more information on how you can live the volunteer spirit visit our GFWC Blountstown Womans Club Facebook page or contact us at blountstownwomansclub@ Smile Chair; Jeannie Jones and Douglas Gajus will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Sept. 15 beginning at 5 p.m. She is the daughter of David and Evelyn Jones of Telogia. He is the son of Diane and Douglas Gajus of Pasco County. The ceremony will be held at the home of the brides parents. A reception will follow. WeddingsDePratter, Wynn wed in ceremony held Aug. 11Candace DePratter and James Wynn were married on Aug. 11, 2018 in a private cer emony at Oaks by the Bay in Panama City. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Lisa Edenmaternal grandparents are Bob and Charlotte Flitcraft and John Harvey Green of Bristol. Her paternal grandparents are Gene and Fay Bailey of Blountstown. She is employed as an Operations Review Specialist with Florida Department of Revenue. James is the son of Jim Wynn (Jim Dooley) and Verna Nix of Blountstown and James and Irene Commander of Panama City. James grew up in Panama City and was a pitcher for Wallace College. He is a salesman with Panama City Toyota. The couple shared their special day with their two children, Cadance DePratter and Cooper Wynn. The four will reside together in Blountstown. SA V ANNAH FOWLER th birth dayMARIANNA Sunland Center, located in Marianna hosted their semi-annual Service Awards Cer emony July 31 at the centers culinary mixer. Staff having attained 5 to 45 years of service with the State of Florida were honored during the event. Honorees were presented of achievement and a service pin. Following the ceremony, a recep tion was held for the honorees and their guests, co-workers and super visors. Casie Carroll-Mitchell, Rima Kolanda, Belinda Kirkland, Edward Perry, James Pybus, Freddie Staley, Jr., Charles Wright and Gerald Wright. John Chance, Doniell Clay, Semona Donaldson, Katie Granberry, Christopher Kelly, Patrick Tipton, Ronald Tissue, Dewey Wells, Tony Wesley and Deshawn Wooden. Douglas Colson, Carolyn Gatlin, Larry Gray, Myra Sue Lee and Barbara Mobbs. elyn Boyd, Patricia DonalsonClark, William Gilbert, James Godwin, Jr., Arthur Gray, Gerald Howard, Charlene Isaac, Robert Peeler, Olly Quick, Kindra Roulhac, Felicia Smith, Valerie Spates, Antonia Speights, Heather Traylor, Martha Williams and Michelle Wynn. Velma Tensley. Jackson, Jerry Neel, Charles SteEmployees honored at Sunland Center Service Awards Ceremony held July 31


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018Home Depot just had its best quarter in compamoney, Home Depot said, Hire a second em JIMMY FALLONA theme park in France has started using trained birds to pick up trash in exchange for a food re--rard Depardieu. SETH MEYERSBest Buy just purchased a company that pro-vides emergency response services. So, next JIMMY FALLON SETH MEYERS around Veterans Day in Washington, D.C. And JIMMY KIMMEL so no one can read it. JIMMY FALLON just asked a waiter for a side of mayo and they SETH MEYERS House staff has immediate access to any pre-scription drugs they need. Americans heard that JIMMY FALLON SETH MEYERS -- JAMES CORDEN COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs WASHINGTON There is an unwritten rule at the Justice De-partment that no action should be taken on a politically sensitive in-vestigation within 60 days of an election, which means Labor Day, or Sept. 1, take your pick. FBI Director James Comey broke that rule when he spoke out about Hillary Clintons emails just before the 2016 election, hurting Clinton and helping Trump, a cardinal sin that Mueller is unlikely to repeat. This means the next three weeks are critical for the Mueller investigation. If he has indict-ments ready to go, we should see them. If he doesnt, he will likely have to wait until after the November elections, an outcome President Trump would prefer. Mueller is seen as a boy scout, a straight ar-row, someone who does everything by the book and doesnt allow the headlines of the day dis-tract him. Thats all well and good, but he must also be aware of the brewing constitutional cri-sis. The presidents attacks on Mueller and the FBI and the media are taking their toll, with a strong majority of those polled (66%) saying the Russia probe should be concluded before the election. Compared to past investigations effecting sitting presidents, the Mueller probe is operat-ing in a timely manner with numerous indict-ments, but Trumps verbal assault is taking its toll. Trumps allies are waiting to pounce when the verdict is handed down in the trial of Paul Manafort, Trumps campaign manager in 2016. If there is a hung jury, or if there is a conviction of bank fraud, money laundering and tax eva-sion, Trumps allies will pounce and say these have nothing to do with Trump or Russian med-dling in the 2016 elec-tion. Mueller is patiently building his overall case regarding Trump, the possible Russian connection, and other ar-eas, but he must be mindful of the larger politi-cal context and the implications for the future. His investigation is at a crossroads, and if he doesnt put up or shut up, as the phrase goes, he and his investigation could be in jeopardy after the midterm election. Trump clearly wants to end the investigation on his own terms, and that means getting rid of Mueller. To date, he hasnt dared do it for fear -ler doesnt deliver soon, he could be setting Trump could get away with it. Whats apparently holding up Mueller is ac-cess to the documents and audio tapes secured As Trumps personal lawyer, some of those can be kept private under attorney-client privilege. The holdup is the time and effort it takes to cull them, work being done by a judge appointed to carry out the task. Mueller is not one to be hurried. He does his work on his timetable, and he has a reputation for thoroughness. He and the team of attorneys he hired to work on the case do not leak, they do not feed the media machine. Despite Trumps assault on the Mueller probe as a witch hunt, the majority of Americans back the investiga-tion, but they, too, want it concluded. The publics patience is waning. Trumps media blitz is gaining. Muellers investigation is running out of time. WASHIN GTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift about her time in the administration. Listen to this: [Audio of Lara Trump] "I think we can work JIMMY FALLONIn her book "Unhinged," Omarosa says the White House staff has immediate access to any prescription drugs they need. Americans heard Obamacare." JIMMY FALLONBest Buy just purchased a company that provides emergency response services. So, next JIMMY FALLONThe Tonight Show Starring with Seth Meyers SETH MEYERS SETH MEYERSjust asked a waiter for a side of mayo and they SETH MEYERS than true freedom of the press. And then even SETH MEYERS SETH MEY ERSThe Tonight Show Starring with Corden JAMES CORDEN same day. And just to make sure that Trump for-one Big Macs." JAMES CORDEN think the Democrats give up when I turn out." around. JAMES CORDEN JAMES CORDEN


AUGUST 22, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 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 Tal-lahassee Democrat. He shares his observations and chron-icles his interaction with friends, family and strangers he meets along the way while sharing glimpses of daily life in our little corner of America. He has written several books which can be found on saw a boy with only one hand pitch a baseball in Nashville, Tennessee. I have never seen anything like it. Not before. Not since. I sat beside his mother in their backyard and watched. He dont even play on a team, his mother said. Truth be told, hes not into baseball. Hes really into Star Wars. It all started when his little brother needed help batting for Little League. It was Big Brother who learned how to pitch by watching YouTube. They practiced in the backyard. The kid turned out to be a good ball player. His mother says this is because he believes he can do anything. I mean he REALLY thinks he has no lim its, his mother says. Hell try anything. You can see it on his face. He is everything I hope to be when I grow up. And hes not even twelve. I asked the boy if I could write about him. He said, Dont write too much. Then he smiled. And can you make my name be Luke Skywalker? Then I can read it at school and everyone will be jealous! Fair enough. Then, he and his brother pretended to A few months ago, I watched a man ride a bike half way up Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado. The man was seventy-two. There pedaled. His calves were shaped like slabs of limestone. His skin looked like old wood. He rode with a clot of younger cyclists and held his own. When I talked to him afterward, he smelled like sweat, onions, and a retired jockstrap. He started biking at age sixty-six when his wife left him. I was stuck in the house, he said. where. I was just eating crap, and totally depressed. His daughter in Minneapolis bought a bike online and had it shipped to his house. She hoped the fresh air would do him good. It did. One evening, he was riding to the supermarket, he felt so good he didnt stop pedaling. He kept going. And going. He rode forty miles. Took me four months to recover, he said. I had muscles on top of muscles that were sore. And a cyclist was born. Miss Ornetta is a pianist. Shes in her nineties now, but she still plays. Her hands hurt in the mornings, but she uses aspirin and exercises to keep them loose. I visited her once and saw her play, Star dust, Paper Moon, Georgia, and The Very Thought of You. gers of single malt Scotch whiskey. I declined. I dont drink Scotch, it tastes like commercial paint remover. Scotch is good for the heart and brain, she said. Itll prolong your life if you dont drink the cheap stuff. Behold, the wisdom of the elderly. I asked Ornetta how she learned to play piano. I was seventy, she said. It was after my husband died of a heart attack. I needed therapy, and I dont like to crochet. She drove two hours to Atlanta to take lessons. At home, Ornetta practiced for eight, sometimes ten hours per day. Im not exceptional, she said. But I accredit my success to good genes, church, and Scotch. She still lives on her ownmost of the time. But right now, Ornetta is reading this while recovering from hip surgery. The doctor says no Scotch until shes fully recovered and off meds. So if youre still reading thisand I wouldnt blame you if you werentI wish I had more to offer you before you start this day. Because these stories plus a dime wont even buy you a lukewarm cup of coffee. But I wanted to tell them to you just the same, so youd know that someone sees you. Me. I see you. Sort of. I see you in you play piano in your den while you sip Johnny Walker. I see you ride up a mountain. I see you in a Mexican restaurant. I want you to know that even though we dont know each other, this stranger is rooting for you to win. Luke Skywalker, tell your class I said Hi. SEAN OF THE SOUTHGOOD BY SEAN DIETRICH Licensed roofer and contractor, concrete work, landscaping, pressure cleaning, renovations, painting, vinyl and siding.Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMA TESCall (850) 674-8092WILLIAM'SHome Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" DAVI D JACKSON SUMMERS P. A .Attorney at Law (850) 643-2030 (850) 272-0144Clint Hatcher, Owner New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing 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 CALL 674-8081 or 643-1594 (Cell) FREE Licensed & InsuredNISSLEYS TREE SERVICE & STUMP GRINDING The Calhoun-Liberty Journal SERVICE Directory ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE CALHOUN-LIBER TYJOURN ALCALL (850) 643-3333 Increase PROFITS and get RESULTS!


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 ABOVE: A host of Dawgs brings down the Seahawk running back. LEFT: Lucas Barber (#42) catches the ball for a touchdown. RIGHT: Caleb Peddie (#70) rushes the Franklin County quarterback. BELOW RIGHT: Brady Peddie (#12) hands off to Destin Fletcher (#1). BELOW: Austin Waller (#23) hits a Seahawk receiver.DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS by Jackson Summers, Contributing writerAs with every new football season, the air was thick with anticipation and humidity as the Liberty County High School Bulldogs traveled to Eastpoint to take on the Franklin County High School Seahawks in a pre-season contest on Aug. 17. The Bulldog players had put in a lot of hard work over the summer, and Coach Derek Causseaux and a revamped coaching staff were eager to see the players put what theyve practiced into execution on the Team captains Anson Johnson (#51) and Brandon Clark (#34) their Seahawk counter toss and deferring to the second half. The Dawgs took the opening kickoff, but werent able to move the chains and had to punt away to the Seahawks. On their opening play, the FCHS runner took the ball around the left side of the Bulldog defense for a quick 42 yard touchdown. After the missed PAT, the hosts led the visiting Dawgs, 6-0. Unfortunately, Liberty Countys next drive ended in a fumble on a fourth down conversion attempt. FCHS then began a 15 play, 66 yard drive that ended in another touchdown. After the successful PAT, the Seahawks stretched ter. LCHS continued to struggling to get any offensive momentum and had to again punt away. The FCHS punt returner sliced through the Bulldog coverage and raced up the sideline for a 75 yard touchdown. With the extra point, the Seahawk extended their lead to 20-0 with 10:57 left On their next possession, the Dawgs started to move the ball. Quarterback Brady Peddie (#12) connected with tailback Destin Fletcher (#1) on a beauti ful catch and run for 32 yards, putting the Dawgs into and it looked like the Dawgs had seized the momen tum. However, the drive stalled and Seahawk defense snuffed things out with an interception on a fourth down pass attempt. The teams traded possessions until Franklin County connected on a 41 yard bomb for another touchdown, making the halftime score 27-0. ter and put together a steady drive, helped out by some costly Seahawk penalties, but were stopped at the goal line, and FCHS took over at their own 1 yard line. Ty Ty Braggs (#4) stepped up for the Dawg defense and picked off a Seahawk pass on third down to again set up the Bulldogs on the opposing teams doorstep. Four plays later, Peddie connected with Lucas Barber (#42) to put the Dawgs on the board. After the missed PAT, the score was 27-6 with 2:44 left in the third quarter. That LCHS touchas each team struggled to move the ball and traded punts back and forth. Coach Causseaux noted, Ben Fleming and Zach Hobby played very good and were our defensive players of the game. Anson Johnson and Lucus Barber were our offensive players of the game. He commented, Overall we are a very physical team that is in great shape and our goal each week is to physically and mentally outwork the other team. We did this Friday, just gave up He added, If our guys continue to work we will be successful this year. The Dawgs head to Bozeman this Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Eli Shiver (#16) runs past a Seahawk defender.Seahawks swoop down on Bulldogs 27-6 LCHS BULLDOGS PHONE: (850) 880-6399 Email: info@AlaquaAnimalRefuge.orgAlaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Flori-da. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: Talon! This sweet boy is 70 pounds of love. Talon He is such a big love bug! Talon was pretty those days are behind him! He loves going on walks and saying hi to everyone along the some training will be necessary for him in the future. Come meet this big handsome boy today! Adoptables My name is Talon! TALLAHASSEE Chipola College has been named one of the top colleges in the Florida College System earning a Gold ranking for the second straight year in the states Performance Funding Model program. Chipola was one of only among the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. The Florida Board of Education announced the annual perfor mance rankings of Gold, Silver colleges are: Chipola College, Santa Fe, Seminole State, South colleges also received a Gold ranking in 2017. Chipola earned the Gold ranking for performance in four areas: student retention, graduation rate, job placement, and entry level wages after graduation. Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons said, We are so proud to earn Gold in back-to-back years. our students and employees. Dr. Clemmons, said, Our mission is to help students succeed by moving on to a career or by gaining more education. We put we keep class sizes small to foster student-teacher interaction. Our an excellent academic program. We also work to keep students engaged both inside and outside of the classroom. Clemmons pointed to two programs help student performance: the ACE Lab and Dropout Detec tive. The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) provides free peer tutoring in every subject. This exemplary program has improved student success and graduation rates. The college also initiated Dropout Detective in 2016-17 to help faculty and advisers monitor student performance. Chipola is implementing a new Quality Enhancement Program this school year to help students make more informed career choices. The goal of the QEP is to enable students to make informed decisions regarding their career goals and related education pathways. Dr. Clemmons said, We recognize that retention is vital and is connected to a major program of study. Incoming freshman will take a co-requisite course (SLS 1401) with the required orientation course which will focus on career choices and majors. Chipolas Student Support Ser vices (SSS) also has an excellent record of motivating students to complete a degree. The retention and graduation rates of SSS par ticipants are higher than average for the student body. Chipola offers 40 different educational programs in four main ar eas: bachelors degrees, associate in arts degrees, associate in science More information is available at www.chipola.eduChipola is named Gold College for second straight year in DOE performance rankings


AUGUST 22, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 CALHOUN LIBERTY Aug. 22 Aug. 28SCHOOL MENUS *LIBERTY COUNTY MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 BREAKFAST : Chicken biscuit, hash browns, choice of cereal, fresh/cupped fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, hamburger, mozzarella breadstick, pizza or boneless hot wings DAILY SPECIAL: Mexican food SIDES: Vegetable of the day, fruit of the day, fries or tator tots THURSDAY, AUG. 23 BREAKFAST: Pancakes, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh/cupped fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, hamburger, mozzarella breadstick, pizza or boneless hot wings DAILY SPECIAL: Asian food SIDES: Vegetable of the day, fruit of the day, fries or tator tots FRIDAY, AUG. 24 BREAKFAST: Dutch waffle, choice of fresh/cupped fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, hamburger, mozzarella breadstick, pizza or boneless hot wings SIDES: Vegetable of the day, fruit of the day, fries or tator tots MONDAY, AUG. 27 BREAKFAST: Ham and cheese breakfast taco, hash browns, choice of cereal, fresh cup of fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket, hamburger, mozzarella breadstick, pizza (buffalo chicken or four-meat) or boneless hot wings SIDES: French fries, tater tots or vegetable of the day, fruit of the day TUESDAY, AUG. 28 BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh cup of fruit LUNCH: Salisbury steak, chicken strip basket, hamburger, mozzarella breadstick, pizza (buffalo chicken or four-meat) or boneless hot wings SIDES: Mashed potatoes with gravy, green peas, roll or vegetable of the day, fruit of the day WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 BREAKFAST: Pancakes, turkey sausage, fruit LUNCH: Corn dog nuggets, pizza or chef salad SIDES: Baked beans, steamed broccoli, fruit THURSDAY, AUG. 23 BREAKFAST: Sausage biscuit, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Sliced ham with mac & cheese, chicken sandwich or garden chicken salad SI DE S: Sweet potato, green beans, whole grain roll, fruit FRIDAY, AUG. 24 BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, turkey sausage, fruit LUNCH: Hamburger, pizza or chef salad SIDES: Baked potato wedges, Lettuce and tomato, fruit MONDAY, AUG. 27 BREAKFAST: Pancake on a stick, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, Buffalo chicken wrap or chef salad S I DE S: Mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, fruit TUESDAY, AUG. 28 BREAKFAST: Egg and cheese biscuit, potato nuggets, fruit LUNCH: Spaghetti with meat sauce, beef quesadilla or chicken Caesar salad SIDES: Carrot sticks with ranch, Caesar salad, whole grain roll, fruit MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol DENTAL CLINIC 17845 N. Main St. BLOUNTSTOWN 674-4600 ALDAY INSURANCE AGENCY call for an insurance quote! For questions please call or text:Ray Glisson at (850) 510-1372 Liberty County Recreation Football & VolleyballDEADLINE FOR SIGN-UPS Friday, August 24TACKLE FOOTBALL:$65 PER CHILD Boys Ages 7-8 Teeny Mite, 9-10 Tiny Mite, 11-13 DawgsGIRLS VOLLEYBALL:$40 PER CHILD Grades: 3rd 5th Register and pay online at: MEETING OPENING Chairwoman Tina Tharpe called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Members present were Chairwoman Tharpe, Doobie Hayes, Roger Reddick, and James Flowers. Superinten dent David Summers and Attorney David House were also present. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unani mously to allow Peddie to join the meeting by telephone. Prayer/Pledge The prayer was offered by Hayes and the pledge was led by Reddick. PUBLIC COMMENTS None REPORT Approve appointing Jackson Summers as the business owner, and James Flowers as the School Board Member on the Liberty Coun ty Value Added Board. Reminder Executive Session July 17 at 8:00 a.m. A rated district New High School Budget Review and Special Meeting July 19 at 5:05 p.m. Status of Tolar playground, $40,000 just to get it up to code. Current Fund Balance ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS T O THE AGENDA Add Emergency Items AC APPROVE THE AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with changes noted above. CONSENT ITEMS A. motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the following: 2018; Financial Statements for June 2018; and Bills and Payroll for June 2018. B. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the Acceptable Use Policy. C. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the Rotary Youth Camp to use Liberty County School Buses to be transported on July 13 and July 26, 2018. The district will be reimbursed for the use and driver. ACTION ITEMS A. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Hayes, and carried 41 to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Capital Solutions, Inc. for the 2018-2019 SY. Tharpe, Hayes, Reddick and Flowers voted in favor of the motion, Peddie voted against. B. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Psychological and Educational Consultants, PL LC, Brian Boehman, PhD for the 20182019 SY. C. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimous ly to approve the contract between the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium and the Liberty County School Board for TSA Consulting for the 2018-2019 SY D. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium for Risk Manage ment for the 2018-2019 SY. A two-minute recess was called by Peddie to confer with Attorney David House. Meeting reconvened. BOARD MEMBER ITEMS Reddick asked about the progress on the Fieldhouse. Kevin Williams stated that the building was at a standstill as there was no more money to continue the construction. CLOSING COMMENTS Tharpe reminded the Board that the Back to School Breakfast will be held at the Civic Center on Aug. 6 at 8:30 a.m. She further stated that Michael W ahlquist has graciously agreed to cook the sausage and pancakes again this year. EMERGENCY ITEMS A. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unani mously to approve accepting the resignation letter from Kari Smith, teacher, W .R. Tolar School, effective July 9, 2018. B. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve hiring Karen Sanchez as a Bus driver pending the completion of bus driver training. C. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve accepting the resignation letter from Trenton Fowler, Health Aide Ill, Talla hassee Bus Route, effective July 10, 2018. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m. Approved: Aug. 14, 2018 __________________ David H. Summers, Superintendent T ina Tharpe, Board ChairwomanMinutes from the July 10 Liberty Co. School Board regular meeting MEETING OPENING Chairwoman Tina Tharpe called the meeting to order at 5:05 p.m. Members present were Chairwoman Tharpe, Doobie Hayes, Kyle Peddie and James Flowers. Superintendent David Summers was also present. Prayer /Pledge The prayer was offered by Hayes and the pledge was led by Peddie. DISCUSSION Discussion of the Tentative Budget for the 20172018 SY. Completed at 5:41 p.m. PUBLIC COMMENTS None REPORT Deadlines coming up on School Safety Mandates. ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS T O THE AGENDA Add Emergency Item A APPROVE THE AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with the addition noted above. CONSENT ITEMS A. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimous ly to approve the tentative budget for advertising and request permission to advertise in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal the Tentative Budget for 2018-2019 FY. Proceed as required under the TRIM Bill Law setting the Special Meeting for the Public Budget Hearing on Monday, July 30, 2018, at 5:05 p.m. EST. B. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Hayes, and carried 3 to 1 to approve the proposed School Schedules for the 2018-2019 SY. Tharpe, Hayes, and Flowers voted in favor, Peddie opposed. C. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the Bus Routes for the 2018-2019 SY; and approve advertising in the newspaper. D. Motion was made by. Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimous ly to approve the Personnel Table for 21st Century for July 19, 2018. E. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Hayes, and carried unani mously to approve the Personnel Table for July 19, 2018. FINANCE ACTION ITEMS A. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between Liberty County School Board and Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. for the 2018-2019 SY. B. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimous ly to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Behavior Analytic Services to provide behavioral services for the 2018-19 SY. BOARD MEMBER ITEMS None EMERGENCY ITEMS A. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimous ly to approve the Surplus Property Report for July 19, 2018. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by. Peddie, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 5:57 p.m. Approved: Aug. 14, 2018 __________________ David H. Summers, Superintendent T ina Tharpe, Board Chairwoman


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 ABOVE LEFT: Abrey Johnson (#2) tackles a Chipley player. LEFT: A Chipley player is brought down by a pride of Tigers. RIGHT: Blountcock (#4) drags a Tiger to the turf. TONY SHOEMAKE by Michael DeVuyst, Journal sports writerBLOUNTSTOWN Football is back! The 2018 Varsity Blountstown Tigers kicked off the preseason last Thursday with a 7-0 victory over the Chipley Tigers. Bowles Field was a wet, sloppy mess after a thunderstorm passed through an hour prior to the start of the game. Both teams were a drive on the Chipley 29 yard line after the destown running back Alex Valdez ripped off a 28 yard run down the left sideline taking the ball to the Chipley 1 yard line. Treven Smith punched it in from the one and James Shores chipped in the extra point for the 7-0 lead. fest continued. The Tigers were led on defense by Zeb Kelley, Cody Peavy, Kentrell Lawson, and Montarious Brown with seven tackles each. Blountstown enters the 2018 season as the 2-time consecutive Class A Region 2 Champions New Head Coach Beau Johnson will have three returning Senior All-State performers at his disposal. QB-Trent Peacock, LB-Kentrell Lawson and K/P-James Shores return for the Tigers. Other Seniors returning with varsity game experience are Abrey Johnson, Montarious Brown and Mark Hand. The 2018 Tigers are a young bunch especially on the offensive and defensive line. --------------------Blountstown will start the regular season this Friday the 24th at home against Graceville. Graceville lost to Port St. Joe in their preseason game last week 41-0. Game time is 7 p.m. CTBlountstown ready for season home opener this week vs. GracevilleT igers beat Chipley 7-0 in pre-season classic BHS TIGERS The JV and Varsity Volleyball team games this week will be at home. team will play South Walton at 5 p.m. CTThe JV football team will play LibBowles Field at Ted Cooper Stadium at CTBHS Volleyball & JV games set this week T OP LEFT : A Chipley player is outpaced by T iger T reven Smith (#1). ABOVE: Ken Speights (#28) runs in for a touchdown. BELOW: T iger Monte Brown (#14) rushes the Chipley quarterback. STOPTEXTS STOPWRECKS.ORG


AUGUST 22, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 SCHOOL NEWSESTELLE DAWSON REEDER ALTHA Estelle Dawson Reeder, 99, of Altha, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation after a long and prosperous life. She was born on April 11, 1919 in Calhoun County and had resided in Calhoun County all of her life. She was retired from the Calhoun raising a family for 20 years. After retirement, two brothers and two sisters. Reeder of Altha and Dawson Reeder of Blountand nephews. laid to rest by her husband of 38 years. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.CLAUDE WAYNE BRANCH lowed.Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. 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 OBITUARIES disabilities. She has 14 students who are transitionand smoothies to the students and staff at BHS during The Lady Tigers hosted their The Lady Tigers went on to and Chipley 25-11 and 25-13. Leading the Tigers were Seniors and Madison Taylor with 35 assists. Juniors Sarah Shuler tallied 18 digs. before regular season starts. We season play on Tuesday against games are at home. They will play Sneads away we are made of. We are playsome faster offenses. This group CT BHS game to be live streamedal opportunity to its students. We are now Sewell, Millard and Hill met with Blountstown High plus a signing bonus for many. photography. The aerial photography students are reand Arduino, where the students design, Suite, as well as Adobe and animation softsponsible for the restaurant The Tigers HOPE program offers BHS students new vocational option Lady Tigers host Preseason ClassicDANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 Election Day will be Tuesday, August 28. YOU CAN FOLLOW M Y CAMPAIGN PAGE ON FACEBOOK: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ KENHOSFORD4JUDGE Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ken Hosford for JudgeKeep Ken Hosford I want to thank everyone for your hospitality, your kindness, and your encouraging words as and you have questions or concerns, please call I would like to share a few thoughts on what being your judge means to me personally: an attorney, a party, or any other person to deNo truer words were ever spoken than by a wise man who once said that friendship is not about who you have known the longest but it is about those who came and stayed by your side and who never left when you needed them the most. Our family has been blessed beyond measure by friends far and near as so many arms have been wrapped around us in constant love and support since Rhetts passing. We are more grateful than we can express for all of the phone calls, nations and countless other acts of kindness showered on us. We are especially thankful for Sheriff Eddie Joe White and the Liberty County Sheriffs Department, for Todd Wahlquist and the Bevis Funeral Home Staff and for Bishop Ben Guthrie and the Hosford and Bristol LDS Wards for their dedicated service. This is what makes our community so special and why Rhett never wanted to leave and would never fail to show his great pride in Liberty County. May God bless you all. The Family of Rhett Wayne Shuler Thank you to all of the families who attended Hosford Schools Family STEAM Night Aug. 16. A special thank you to our volunteers Kyle Peddie, Boo Mor ris, Selene Sewell, Jamie Chester, James Flowers, Cathia Schmarje and Kristi Barber Mathews with the Liberty County Extension OfWe are looking forward to more fun nights this school year! MESSAGES OF APPRECIATIONOn behalf of the family of Jean Pullam, we would like to express our heartfelt was provided was greatly appreciated. We would like to say a special thank you to Todd Wahlquist at Bevis Funeral Home for a job well done. He treated us like we were family instead of strangers. Our thanks to the pallbearers Ronnie Manning, Clint Pullam, Bill White, Phillip Pullam, Caige Craig and Brent Fant and Pastor Garnett Pullam for speaking straight from the heart. We appreciate Sheriff Eddie Jo White and his deputies for going above and beyond their call of duy. Its times like these that we are so grateful to be a part of this small town community that has each others back. God bless you all. Sincerely, The Family of Jean Pullam BROWN Political advertisement paid for and approved by Doyle Brown, Democrat for Liberty County Commission, District 4. ( 850 ) 643-6337 TO MY FELLOW LIBER T Y COUN T Y CITIZENSIt has been a pleasure and a privilege to have talked to you during this election campaign. To those that Ive missed, the loss was mine. In this election as we fulfill our civic duty, I ask for your consideration and vote. Thank you!-Doyle Brown


AUGUST 22, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 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 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 POSITION AV AILABLE www.blountstownhealthandrehab.comAn Equal Opportunity Employer Snelgrove Surveying & Mapping, Inc. is now hiring for the following positions:& INSTRUMENT MEN Surveyor in T raining Call (850) 5263991 for more information License is required personnel CLJ JOB MARKET PUBLIC AND LEGAL N OTICES CT 2006 Chevrolet Impala VIN: 2G1WB55KX69338346 1999 Jeep Cherokee VIN: 1J4FF68S6XL628598 1999 T oyota Camry VIN: 4T1BG22K1XU399076 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN THE ______________________________/ NOTICE. is Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. ____________________________/ T alquin Circle SCRAP Miss a recent news article?Catch up online at


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 Kids get some lessons on what it takes to be a Future Tiger at campfrom Jay McClellan Bowls Field was unusually muddy on Saturday morning due to drenching rains; howev-er, the swampy conditions didn't seem to bother the more than one hundred kids attending The 2018 Michael Guilford Future Tigers Camp. This year's campers spent the -ing on different skills at various stations, led by the B.H.S. Varsi-ty Football coaches and players. After a mid-morning water for the campers to practice their new moves during scrimmage games. The varsity players even got to see some action while sharing snaps at quarterback for each of the youth teams. In the end, everyone came together for pizza, bananas and bottled water. This year's camp was a huge success thanks to the Blount-stown High School coaching staff, volunteers and local spon-sors: Hungry Howies, Ramsey's Cash Saver, McClellan Chi-ropractic, Quick Pic, Brown's Tax & Accounting, Dewberry, Blountstown Health & Rehab, The Booster Club and Big River Sports; as well as the sponsor-ship and support of Jenny Guil-ford Liabenow and her family. Michael's #13 jersey will be retired in a ceremony during the upcoming Port St. Joe game on Oct. 19. Fans and friends are en-couraged to attend. Michaels love, passion, and contribution to the game lives on in these young men, who will go on to represent our home town on Fri-day nights the way he once did. Stay humble, keep grinding and Go Tigers!Blountstown High School Quarterback Trent Peacock coaches Corey Godwin. Coach Adam Edwards shows a young player the proper foot placement. Jalynn Copeland runs with the ball. ABOVE: A camper pushes hard. BELOW: Campers and coaches annual camp. ABOVE: Campers ready to go! RIGHT: Dreshaun Jones moves the ball forward while Tay Peacock and other campers try to stop him. LEARNING THE BASICST ONY SHOEMAKE PHOT OS


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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 22, 2018 For Liberty County JudgeSummersDavid Jackson ELECT Political advertisement paid for and approved by David Jackson Summers for Liberty County Judge -David Jackson Summers Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Judge. FRANKLIN COUNTY The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Franklin County, and The Trust for Public Land announce the comple tion of the Island View Park, which will provide improved public access to the beautiful coastal resources of this region. Island View Park is a 7.13-acre tract located in Franklin County about one mile east of the city of Carrabelle, with almost 900 feet fronting St. George Sound. The park includes a boardwalk with viewing areas, extensive landscaping with native trees and piers, shoreline access for paddle craft, and a central plaza with an information kiosk. Funding for the park ameni ties, along with 10 years of operation and main tenance funds for the county ($2.6 million), came from an agreement with British Petroleum to conduct restoration projects to address injuries resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to enhance the publics access to surrounding natural resources and increase recreational opportunities. Additional funding for the Park was also provided by a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Use and enjoyment of Floridas coastal resources are an inte gral part of Floridians' lives, said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein. DEP was proud to partner with Franklin County on the Island View Park project, which will provide the public with a new place to enjoy these unique coastal resources in Franklin County." I have long sought to protect natural areas such as the Island View Park, Franklin County Commissioner Cheryl Sanders said. The site is a jewel, the adjacent and the view across the bay to Dog Island is unchanged from thousands of years ago. With this acquisition, time will stand still on a section of the Florida coast. This park both helps to compensate the people of Franklin County from the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and provides a space where peoand rejuvenate along the picturesque St. George Sound, said Doug Hattaway, project manager at The Trust for Public Land. We thank the partnership of the Flor ida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Franklin County for working together to realize this vision. This project will enhance and increase the publics use and enjoyment of the natural resources that were severely impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. Learn more about Floridas response and restoration activities resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Division of Water Restoration Assistance is responsible for providing loans and grants for projects that improve the quality and quantity of the state's water resources and provide a environment and local communities. Projects in several program areas are funded that improve stormwater quality, reduce pollutants enter ing surface water and groundwater, protect springs, collect and treat wastewater, produce and distribute drinking water, nourish beaches and reclaim mined land. For more information, visit wra. ISLAND VIEW PARKTucked away behind Lindys, one of the locals favorite fried chicken establishments, is Blountstowns best kept secret. Now mind you no one has sworn not to tell this secret, its just one you treasure and know you can revisit when the time is right. In fact, time is really what this secret is all about. Preserving a time when life was simpler in some ways but far more demanding in others. Water was pure but had to be pumped from the well. Food had no additives but had to be cooked over a wood A commute to work entailed trips up and down rows behind a horse drawn plow. Miles per gallon equated to sweat per brow. Without some point of reference, this way of life is hard for most to imagine. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement however unlocks these secrets by providing a living history to recollect for some or introduce to others daily life as we lived long ago. Curious? Watch for the Pioneer Post featuring the back stories of the historical buildings and their contents dating from the 1820s to 1940s. Glimpses into the General Store will yield insights into merchandise of old. Tools at the Blacksmith Shop and vintage tractors in the Firehouse will capture the interest of those mechanically inclined. For those intrigued by old medical tools, a visit to Doc Dowlings Cant wait for the next Pioneer Post? Located at 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Road in Blountstown, the Settlement is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Appoint ments or alternative times for group tours may be scheduled by calling (850) 674-2777. Take a sneak peak at or like on Facebook at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. Im looking forward to shar ing the story of the Civil War era chairs housed in the Red Oak Methodist Church in my next Pioneer Post. THE PIONEER POSTby T erry T anner-Smith