J OURNAL Wednesday Sept. 12 2018 Vol. 38 No. 27 The CalhounLIBERTY 50 includes tax Journal wins 11 awards in FPA newspaper contest...7 Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Events and Community Calendar..................... 5 News from the Pews...5 Late Night Laughs.......8 Sean of the South..........9 Job Market...........10 Obituaries...................13 Legal Notices.......13 Horoscope, Sudoku and Classieds................17 Betts charged with failing to pay after cutting timber Driver hospitalized after log truck accident A 46-year-old Blountstown man was taken to Bay Medical Center with serious injuries after the log truck he was driving went off the road around 4:21 p.m. Monday. According to the report from the Florida Highway car on the road ahead stopped to make a left turn into went onto the west shoulder but overturned when the driver tried to return to the road. The truck rolled onto its right side. vehicle on Monday afternoon. by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Former Calhoun County resident Kathy Johnson, 65, of Chattahoochee, was seriously injured in a traffic crash with a school bus Monday afternoon on According to the report from the Florida Highway Patrol, David p.m. when he ran into Johnsons vehicle, which was waiting behind a Calhoun County school bus that was unloading students. slammed into the back of Johnsons Woman seriously injured in collision with truck and school bus Monday 2008 Ford Escape, pushing it into the rear of the bus. Johnson was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The crash left her with a broken right leg, a broken nose and other injuries. Dubose had minor injuries and was taken to Calhoun Liberty Hospital. The school bus, driven by Johnnie Hathaway, 56, of Blountstown was carrying 15 students. No injuries were reported. The crash was investigated by FHP Trooper L. Battle. Nov. 6 election to include 3 Calhoun races & 2 Liberty day, Nov. 6. Here is what to expect on the bal lot for local candidates. CALHOUN of Altha will face off against James Earl Hunt, gald, 63, of Blountstown, both running with can candidate Michael J. Davis, 54, also of Blountstown as well as NPA candidates Tru Blountstown. No candidate received a majority vote in the Primary Election so the two top vote recip in a runoff in November. LIBERTY Primary Election winner and Democratic The top Primary Election vote recipients Charles Boo Morris, 42, of Telogia and will have a runoff. Bristol teen arrested for pulling shotgun during argument at station ...PAGE 2 Mississippi man charged with 1988 sexual assault in Calhoun County ...PAGE 2 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An investigation into the practices of a local log ging company that allegedly failed to make payments for timber harvested from three Calhoun County property owners over the past two years is expanding. The money adds up to more than $60,000 for the three Calhoun County cases, according to Calhoun County As soon as we made it public, the is being investigated in Liberty County and Ive had calls from property own ers from Colorado and North Carolina, in the surrounding counties, he said. There are probably four cases in he said. At least one case is being looked into in He believes they all have one thing in common That the property owners are older makes it worse, tirees here maintain property for growing trees and count on the money it will bring them one day, ex plaining, For them, growing timber is like having a savings account. * * ter she agreed to let him cut timber on her property, The money was earmarked to pay last years taxes, messages but never received a return call. And shes not the only one, according to the investigator. timberland in Calhoun County also agreed to sell his timber valued at around $30,000 for two parcels to Betts this past March. He said he has made several attempts to contact Betts and has not heard back from him, nor has he received the payment he was due. A Blountstown couple the husband is 81, They said Betts contacted them earlier this year about their timber, which they were reluctant to sell. After a couple of phone calls, Betts talked them into selling The timber thefts came to light when an investi on Aug. 30. GREGORY ALAN BETTS See continued inside on page 10 FOOTBALL LCHS .........PAGE 10 BHS ............PAGE 1 2 PAGE 3
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTY SEPTEMBER 11 Kenneth Tollar, BPD. SEPTEMBER 10 Kenneth Alan Shaw, BPD. Christna Lee Rhames, failure to appear for CCSO. James Garrett McGill, CCSO. Randy Dale Kent, BPD. Corey Evan Guilford, convicted felon regis CCSO. SEPTEMBER 9 James Dillon Mayo, offense CCSO. Marcus Ricardo Gatlin, BPD. SEPTEMBER 8 Henry Edward Simpson, sexual assault with CCSO. Michael Boyers, CCSO. SEPTEMBER 7 Mohammad Abdul Wahab, fraud for urine ABT. Salauddin Suman, ABT. Bridgett Grace Stewart, convicted felon CCSO. Daymeon Marlowe-Grant, assault with intent BPD. George Lee Ford, CCSO. Steven Eugene Keith, convicted felon reg CCSO. Joseph Keith Fowler, CCSO. SEPTEMBER 6 Justin N. Traylor, convicted felon registra CCSO. Grady Randal Roberson, CCSO. Shannon Marie McClendon, CCSO. SEPTEMBER 5 Donna Ann Kenyon-Prue, convicted felon CCSO. Starla Lynn Bruner, three counts of fraudulent CCSO. SEPTEMBER 4 Gregory Alan Betts, three counts of exploita larceny from a person 65 years or older of more CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY SEPTEMBER 10 Christina Lee Rhames, LCSO. Rebecca Hanlon, GCSO. James Robert Chambers, out of county LCSO. SEPTEMBER 8 Harry Pinkney, LCSO. SEPTEMBER 7 Karen Helene Summerlin, LCSO. Tasha Marie Randall, GCSO. Steven Lavelle Ragston, non-support of child LCSO. Venteria Porter, GCSO. James Kirkland, non-support of child or LCSO. Bonnie Hysmith, LCSO. Devonte Deveaux, non-support of child or LCSO. SEPTEMBER 5 Starla Lynn Bruner, CCSO. SEPTEMBER 4 Cody Steven Tucker, driving while license LCSO. Lisa M. Muttart, LCSO. Robert Marquardt, LCSO. __________________________________________________ arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. All should be presumed innocent until proven guilty. CHLOE IS LOST! She is a brown ish gray & white mixed breed dog from Bristol. Lost in Calhoun Coun ty on Hwy. 69. Wearing a pink Call 447-0427 or 247-2421. camo collar and possibly dragging her leash. Missing since 9/2/18. Very sweet and timid. If found please try to keep an eye on her! EVERY SATURDAY starting Sept. 8 AMVets Post 231 21128 Hwy. 231 Fountain, FL For more call Jim Ward 762-3030 Turkey Shoot A 19-year-old from Bristol was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun, according to a report from the Blountstown Police Department. Daymeon Marlowe-Grant was arrested Sept. 6 after a woman reported that she went to meet a friend in the parking lot of the Texaco on Central Avenue in Blountstown around 9:30 p.m. When her friend arrived, she saw that she was visibly upset and crying. After the woman got into the vehicle with her friend, her friends boyfriend, Grant, pulled up. He stopped behind the vehicle the two women were in, blocking them from leaving, according to the complainant. The witness stated that when she asked Grant to move the truck, he told her that she could not make him and they began arguing. She said he then pulled out a black and brown shotgun, pointed it at her, laughed and then drove off. She said he was accompanied by a white male. Grants girlfriend also gave a that she knew he carried a loaded shotgun in his truck. When questioned later, Grant denied pointing the gun at anyone and said he had gone to the station to speak with his girlfriend following an argument. When her friend got between them, he said they started arguing and he left. vehicle but when it was searched, two 12-gauge shotgun shells were found in the console. He was released from custody the next day after he posted $1,500 bond. Man charged with pulling shotgun & aiming at woman after argument D. MARLOWE-GRANT Young victim said her father told her not to tell anyone Man charged with 1988 sexual assault A Richter, Mississippi man has been charged with sexual assault with a weapon and a sexual bat tery that allegedly happened 30 years ago in Calhoun County, ac cording to a report from the Cal Bond has been set at $100,000 for Henry Edward Simpson, 65. Simpsons accuser approached an investigator and victims advo January and told them Simpson raped her when she was just 14 years old. She gave an inves tigator the following account of what hap pened, which she said still impacts her life today. At that time, she lived with her parents in Calhoun County when Simpson joined them for a gathering at their home. When Simpson said he was going to drive into Blountstown to get some beer, she asked her fa ther if she could ride with him. He gave her permission to go and the two drove off. She said they were traveling on SR 69 when Simpson turned down a dirt road and pulled over, telling her that he was having car trouble. She said she thought it was odd at the time because when he got out, he didnt raise the hood to check the engine. When he walked around to her side of the car she saw that he had a knife in his hand. She said he ordered her to get out of the car and walk into the woods. When she asked where they were go ing, she said he told her, Shut up. After they stopped further in the woods, he told her to remove her clothing and turn around. She said when she re fused, he put the blade to her throat and demanded, Do what I tell you to do! When she turned around, she said he pushed her and then raped her. Afterwards, they returned to the car and he continued on to a store to buy beer. On the way home, she said he warned her worse will come if she talked about what happened. Once home, she went straight to her room. After the gathering end ed, she broke down and told her parents. Instead of concern, she said her father became enraged and told her you asked for it. She said her father (who is now deceased) then told her, What happens in this house stays in this house. If you tell anybody we will kill you. She later told some close rela tives and went to their home. Her mother later came to pick her up. While on their way back, her fa ther got a phone call and found out what she had done. She said once home, her father beat her with a yardstick and an extension cord until he got tired. Not long afterwards, she real ized she was pregnant. She said her mother then took her to have an abortion and at the time, told her, Dont worry. When you get a certain age they will give the baby back to you. She said she didnt really understand what was happening due to her age. Following her return home, she said Simpson continued to visit her father. Frightened, she would push a dresser against her door to keep him away at night although he never attempted another as sault. The victim went on to marry and have children of her own but told investigators she was still haunted by what happened and her parents failure to support her. She said her husband encour aged her to report the crime be cause she remained depressed and couldnt deal with it any longer. She took part in a recorded con versation with her mother as an investigator listened in while they discussed her allegations. When asked why she did not do anything about the assault, her mother re plied, I dont know. But later, she said, When I think about it now, I shoulda. Her daughter told her, He could do it to someone else. And it damaged me. It really did.He put a knife to my throat. Her mother replied, Well, see, I didnt know all that. But if I had it to do all over again, there would be something done. C ITY T IRE C O. 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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Half a century ago, the iron bell that called members to gather at Magnolia Bap tist Church in Altha was taken down from the wood frame building, along with the steeple that once held it. The churchs current pastor, Clint Clem doesnt know what the circumstances were prising call this past June. in Central Florida, 84-year-old Lincoln Hall, learned about an upcoming fundraiser to re place the church roof and called the pastor to let him know he wanted to make a donation toward the effort. After some discussion about the work to be that would be returning home after 50 years. was a young man but he has fond memories of it in the neighboring cemetery. This weekend, hell be in Blountstown to attend the Newsome Family Reunion at the Frink Gym Saturday and hopes to attend the churchs Homecoming celebration on Sunday. he said. My mothers people homesteaded on the When his father, Bert Hall, died in 1983, he left his possessions from his White City residence to his son. Hall collected the property and mementos stored there along with something unusual. A bell was eled around the country, the bell and the junk went He later remembered that when he was a child, there had been a belfry at the church but recalled was put on the building. come from the church all those years ago. He didnt know when the original roof was replaced or why the bell would be with his fathers possessions. He said his father and his Uncle Roscoe Hall had a strong sense of ownership with the church and reasoned, If they found that bell sitting around un the bell apparently remained with his father as pas He says hes delighted that the origi church. This current site on Magnolia Church Road is the second home White. tha area in 1955, his mother told him, He still has a postcard made for Christmas of 1957 that featured a pho to of the church. He remembers many dinners on the grounds. Hes done his own research on the church and said it was founded in 1870 piece of land in Farley Creek. The preacher at that time was John Hall, who bought an acre beside what was then known as Bailey Cemetery (now Magno lia Church Cemetery). The church was re built there in 1919. the church since she was a child. Her old est memory is a special gift the children scribing how We got a brown paper bag with an orange or apple, a candy bar ers home near the church and hearing the bell ring when she was around eight years old. And this Sunday, shell get to hear it again when the church holds its annual Homecoming. The Magnolia Baptist Church Home coming is this Sunday, Sept. 16. Singing begins at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary fol lowed by the homecoming service at 11 a.m. CT, with dinner to follow in the Fel lowship Building. The church is located at 16448 NW Magnolia Church Rd. in Altha. For more information call Pastor Clint at 272-0232. Donations are still being accepted for the roof re placement project. Those who would like to donate may contact the pastor or send a check to Magnolia Baptist Church, 16448 NW Magnolia Church Road, Altha, FL 32421. SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Judging will take place Winners will be announced on October 6, 2018 during the ACE HARDWARE FALL FESTIVAL. JOIN US IN BRINGING THE FEELING OF FALL TO OUR HOME TOWN! The City of Bristol presents: Frt Pchin in to Fall FIRST ANNUAL PORCH DECORATING CONTEST! All City of Bristol residents interested in entering the competition Friday, Sept. 28 TOP 2 COMPETITORS EACH WILL WIN A $ 50 GIFT CARD TO ACE HARDWARE AND WILL BE FLAG TO BE DISPLAYED. J.D. OWENS CARPET OUTLET OVER 2400 SAMPLES ON HAND! AND THOUSANDS MORE AVAILABLE! TILE ? HAS THE BEST SELECTION ON CARPET, BUT WHAT ABOUT... EVERYONE KNOWS THAT CALL (850) 526-3619 J.D. OWENS CARPET OUTLET WWW.TILECARPETMARIANNA.COM The Place to Shop, if Money Matters! WATER PROOF OVER 450 C O L O RS AND STYLES T O CH OO SE FR O M $ 1 99 with pad! After 50 year absence from Magnolia Baptist Church bell returns church as it appears image of the church in the cemetery near the original church site was placed in 1867
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 Re-Elect Dexter Barber for Liberty Co. Commissioner, District 2 Pol. ad. paid for and approved by Dexter Barber, Dem. for Liberty Co. Commission, Dist.2 YOUR VOTE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! THANKS For Your Support! I would like to thank the vot ers of Liberty County for their vote and support during the Primary Election. It has been a pleasure speaking to all of you during my campaign. I encourage you to exercise your right to vote again on Nov. 6, and please vote for: DEXTER BARBER, Liberty County Commissioner, Dist. 2. INVENTORY Beths TUPPERWARE TO ORDER: firstname.lastname@example.org Call (850) 570-0235 COMPLETION OF FIRE FIGHTER ONE CLASS Kneeling from left: Bruce Smith, Bristol Fire Dept.; Assistant Instructor Chris Peddie, Rock Bluff Fire Dept.; Melissa Peddie, Rock Bluff Fire Dept.; Brandy McDaniel, Rock Bluff Fire Dept.; and Obie Harper, Estiffanugla Fire Dept.; Standing from left: William Coley, Sumatra Fire Dept.; Tabitha Spiker, Hosford Fire Dept.; McKenzie Carter; Laryus Brown, Hosford Fire Dept.; Angela Harper,Estiffanugla Fire Dept.; Katrina Earnest, Hosford Fire Dept.; Lisa Ramer, Hosford Fire Dept.; and Jessica Ramer, Hosford Fire Dept; Back row from left: Richard Peddie, Rock Bluff Fire Dept.; Josh Peddie, Rock Bluff Fire Dept.; Charlie McDaniel, Rock Bluff Fire Dept.; K.W. Weston, Hosford Fire Dept.; David Smith, Estiffanugla Fire Dept.; Gene Jordan, Estiffanugla Fire Dept.; Louis Earnest, Hosford Fire Dept.; Austin Nissley, West Side Fire Dept.; Darrell Johnson, Bristol Fire Dept.; Jason Hernanes, West Side Fire Dept.; Steven Danley, Estiffanugla Fire Dept.; Ricky Ramer, Hosford Fire Dept.; Dallas Ramer, Hosford Fire Dept. and Brian Eddins, Liberty County Fire Coordinator /Fire Fighter One Instructor. Heath Cutshaw is not pictured. Results of the Florida Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Q3 Small Business Index Survey show Florida job creators continue to be plagued by workforce quality concerns. This is the sixth quarter in a row in which employers are concerned about demands. Small businesses are also concerned about economic uncertainty likely a signal that recent activities with inter national trade are causing some con cern. This is the second time economic concern this year. "Florida now has a $1 trillion econ omy, which shows us Florida continues to create jobs and economic opportuni ty," said Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Econ omist and Director of Research for the Florida Cham ber Foundation. "While Florida's success should be celebrated, we have to be ready to meet future challenges. "Businesses continue to tell us that in order to expand and to be more competi tive, they need access to a tal ented workforce. This quarter's Small Business Index Survey indicates that Florida's small businesses are becoming increas ingly concerned about workforce qual ity. As we look to Florida's future, we must continue to ensure that Florida's economy is ready and able to create prosperity through high-paying jobs, remain globally competitive and de velop vibrant and sustainable commu nities." Of Florida small businesses, 45 per cent of respondents expect to hire in the next six months down slightly from 49 percent in our Q2 2018 survey. "The Florida Chamber's third quar ter Small Business Index Survey shows once again that workforce quality is the top concern for Florida's small busi ness community, with economic un certainty ranking second," said Glenda Hood, Chair of the Florida Chamber's Small Business Council, and Founding Partner, triSect. "The Florida Chamber's Small Busi ness Council looks forward to working with Florida's small business commu nity to identify and support solutions that will help address workforce con cerns, as well as other challenges." FLORIDA CHAMBER REPORT: Small business owners remain concerned about workforce quality This is the sixth quarter in a row in which employers worry about workforce to meet job FIREFIGHTER ONE GRADUATES by Teresa Eubanks, One course and received their new bun ker gear Thursday night at the HosfordTelogia Fire Station. The group along ers who also went through the course began meeting for weekly four-hour long classes in February and came to gether for additional training on several Saturdays. The group previously took a 40-hour completion of this latest training will cording to Brian Eddins, Liberty Coun ty Fire Coordinator/Fire Fighter One Instructor. That designation is impor tant because its a step toward getting down homeowners insurance costs. The department is currently not rated. Eddins goal, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being the best, is to eventu ally achieve a rating of 6. But even if we go to a 9, it will save homeowners a couple of hundred dollars a year, he said. He said 6 was a good goal for a The recent class went over the fun struction on techniques for putting out behaves in different kinds of construc tion, were taught how to safely vent a roof to get the smoke out of a home and learned to force open a locked door on a burning building. ceived a new set of Hurst battery-op erated Jaws of Life, with the help of a grant secured by Eddins along with $24,000 of matching money generated That new piece of equipment is pret ty important, according to Eddins. The set we had before was 20 or 30 years old and wouldnt cut most vehicles, he said, noting that newer, tougher metals are now being used on cars. The class trained on that new tool about three weeks ago, he said. Additional training, this time through the forestry department, is planned for later this year Fireghters nish 206-hr training course to become state-certied ROTARY HELPS CHIPOLA The Marianna Rotary Club recently awarded three $500 scholarships to Chipola Col lege students. On Aug. 29, the club announced plans to fund an additional scholarship for students enrolled in Work force Education programs. Rotary member Jorge Gar cia of Marianna Toyota made the $1,200 donation for the new scholarship. From left: Bill Wright, Chipola Founda tion Director Allen Harkins, Chipola Workforce Dean Ju lie Fuqua, Darwin Gilmore, Jorge Garcia, Ron Duell and Rotary President Mike Van Huss.
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Northview at BHS 7:30 p.m. ET Vs. Franklin County at LCHS BIRTHDAY: Ginger Moncrief Blountstown Rotary Club noon CT at Calhoun County Senior Citizens Center BIRTHDAYS: Earle Bowden, Alice Mansell, Patsy Godwin and Terry Suber Calhoun Co. School Board 5 p.m. CT AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford BIRTHDAYS: Melissa Howell, Peggy Stone, Jana Whitehead, Lamar Gay & Ashley Dowdy Saturday, Sept. 15 MARIANNA Sunland Center, lo cated in Marianna is proud to announce their Student/Teacher Art Exhibition to be held Thursday, Sept. 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. CT in the Historical Bank Build ing and Multi-Use Cultural Facility, in downtown Marianna. The show will feature works created by students from The Hub Art Center and their instructor, Volunteer Services Co ordinator and local artist Maria Lincoln Johnson. When asked about the event, Ms. John son proudly stated, I feel truly honored and humbled as an artist to share creative moments with these amazing students. Teaching art at Sunland has been one of the most rewarding and gratifying jour neys in my life! The event is open to the public and ad mission is free. set Sept. 13 at Sunland Center Sunland resident Ruby P. works on her rendition of a pelican. Open Mic Night at Blountstown Library Blountstown Public Library will be hosting Open Mic Night, An Eve ning of Creative Expressions Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.. CT Requirements: your favorite poet to be read or recited. ited display space. profanity, vulgarity or racial slurs. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, Sept. 13. For more information, email gad email@example.com Main Street event set for Saturday, Nov. 10 Main Street Blountstown presents America Fest, their second annual Vet erans Day Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT at Magnolia Square. Enjoy live music by The Drummond Family, Undivided, and our BES Stu dent Choir, arts and crafts, food and drinks, games, bouncy houses, pony rides, shopping and more. Bring your lawn chairs! No alcoholic beverages are permitted at this event. There will also be over 200 Memo rial Military Crosses that will be dis played in the heart of our city. Take a moment to pay your respects to the men and women who have served our nation throughout the years. For more information, email Jami Daniels Joe at MainstreetBlount firstname.lastname@example.org The Altha Wildcat Softball Boost ers are putting on a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit Class to help ben Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT at Anderson-Columbia, 2316 SR 71 in Marianna. This class will be instructed by Ed Instructor and hosted by Anderson-Co lumbia in Marianna. The price of the class is $40 per person. All proceeds will go towards help ing the Altha Wildcats softball team purchase much needed uniforms, equipment and supplies. The course includes Florida Stat utes, 790, Use of Deadly Force, Con cealed Weapons Application, Firearm and Ammunition, Carry Restrictions, and a meal. For more information contact Coach Richard Hall at (850) 272-3965 or org Concealed weapons class set for Sept. 29 Its time again for the Panhandle Pi oneer Settlements annual Peanut Boil! It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT Come on down to enjoy these freshout-of-the-ground hand picked peanuts. Eat as many as youd like and be sure to enjoy the festivities of the settlement for free! Dont miss it! Easy Company Band will be performing! For more information, call (850) panhandlepioneer.us Check us out on facebook and other social media plat forms! Peanut Boil planned Blountstown Public Library will be hosting Game Day on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Come out and enjoy board games, card games and video games with peers. Food and beverages will be pro vided. Its for grades 6 and up. Kids 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present. For more information, call (850) 674-8773. TRUE HOLINESS CHURCH OF CHRIST WRITTEN IN HEAVEN On behalf of our church family, we would like to invite everyone to our Pastor Presiding Elder and First Lady Brighams 18th Pastor Anniversary on Friday night, Sept. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. CT and on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. CT at True Holiness Church of Christ Written in Heaven. The church is located at 15965 SE River Street in Blountstown. For more information call (850) 674-4378. NEWS FROM THE PEWS CARRABELLE Back by popular demand all three of Carrabelles won derful museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday Sept. 22 as part of Smithsonian Magazines 14th Annual Museum Day. This national celebration honors museums that follow the example of the Smithsonian with free admission. In salute to this day, Carrabelle His tory Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum and Crooked River Lighthouse Museum will also have ex tended hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and special activities and exhibits including WWII military vehicles, a newly ex panded Native Peoples exhibit and 103 foot tower climbs. For more information, visit www.
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 Chairman Dexter Barber called the meeting to order. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Dexter Barber, Scott Phillips, James Sand ers, Dewayne Branch, Jim Johnson, Attorney Robin My ers, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Joyce Barker. Chris Moran, County Audi tor, presented the audit report Board. County Attorney Myers discussed the solution for the Sharee Bunkley and Mary Phillips requested Board ap proval for the use of the Veter ans Civic Center for W.R. Tolar 8th grade trip fundraisers. A list of dates was provided to the Board. Motion to approve the use of the Civic Center at no charge providing it would not interfere with scheduled events made by Johnson, seconded by Sanders and carried. Motion to approve minutes onded by Branch, and carried. Brian Eddins, Fire Director discussed bid for Estiffanulga Fire Station. There was one bid received from Brad Ped vised the Board that this bid is within budget. Motion to ac cept bid from Brad Peddie for seconded by Johnson and carried. Eddins requested to build next to the existing pole barn. Sanders advised Eddins to discuss this with the Building Inspector. Brian Eddins, Fire Direc tor requested Board approve contacted the State and they advised him that this resolution needs to be in place in order to be recognized for grants, etc. Motion to approve Fire Reso son, seconded by Sanders and carried. The Board discussed the new maps with Eddins. Ste phen Ford discussed the map changes and advised the Board that the prison is split into two districts and he re quested to put the prison in one district. Deborah Belcher discussed the CDBG project policies and procedures. Motion to approve VI Self-Evaluation and Acces discrimination Policy and Plan made by Johnson, seconded by Sanders and carried. Mo tion to approve Discrimination Complaint Procedure and Log made by Sanders, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion to approve Capi tal Engineering CEI Contract, CCNA for the Kever Road Proj ect made by Phillips, seconded by Sanders and carried. Stephen Ford discussed ment for Hurricane Irma in made by Johnson, seconded by Sanders and carried. tor advised the Board that only one bid was received for the generator at the new dis Board that the bid was over the grant amount. Motion to ac cept the bid if the cost can be negotiated to stay within the grant amount, and to rebid If not within grant amount, made by Johnson, seconded by Phil lips and carried. requested Board approval to Maintenance Grant made by Johnson, seconded by Phillips and carried. Stephen Ford, Mosquito Director requested to upgrade equipment for mosquito spray and is already included in his budget and approved by the Board. Stephen Ford, Mosquito Director requested to use the to purchase mosquito chemi cals. He does this every year at the end of the budget year. Stephen Ford, Chair of the Liberty Community Health Care Board, requested all Board members participate in Community Health Care. Motion to approve letter of commitment for Opportu Branch, seconded by Johnson and carried. Carol Hobby was not in at tendance. Ann Kincaid was not in at tendance. Kincaid had advised Clerk Brown that she will not be submit her letter of retirement Motion to approve pur made by Phillips, seconded by Johnson, Branch and Sanders voted no Barber voted yes, motion carried. Motion to approve quote to build privacy fence between the Liberty County jail and the ers, seconded by Johnson and carried. The Board discussed the County Utility Audit Contract with Eric Ryan Corporation proposal. Motion to table for next meeting made by Branch, seconded by Johnson and car ried. The Board discussed adopt ing policy upgrade for the Drug Free Workplace Policy and become aware of the business name change of the provider of the Drug Free Workplace Certi to table for next meeting until research can be done to see if Liberty Community Health Care can handle this made by Branch, seconded by Sanders and carried. Branch advised the Board would be depleted in Decem Superintendent requested to advertise for a new pit. Motion to advertise two weeks for a County Road Department for Dirt and Clay made by Sand ers, seconded by Branch and carried. Barber discussed the need for more plugs at the Veter ans Park. The estimate will Liberty County Veterans Park Electrical upgrades made by Branch, seconded by Johnson and carried. County Attorney had no business to discuss Commissioner Branch had no business to discuss Barber had no business to discuss ing problem at the area around to Hathaway, Road Superin tendent to go look at this area. Stephen Ford advised the Board that Liberty Community Health Care could handle the drug testing for the County. Branch requested to agenda next meeting. Sanders had no business to discuss Phillips discussed lines and Road. Clerk Brown advised the ing class in Marianna sched cost. They would need to reg Clerk Brown advised the Board of the letter from the Forest Service announcing the availability of the Environ Big Gully Analysis Area for a Period. Comments have to be Clerk Brown advised the Board that the Electrical Work and the ADA Ramp has been completed. Motion to provide a letter that the work has been completed made by Johnson, seconded by Sanders and car ried. Clerk Brown advised the Board that Deputy Curry Eike land called and reported dam age to Bentley Bluff restrooms. the report but need someone to evaluate the damages. Sheriff White requested status on removal of the trailer located at Bentley Bluff Park. Motion made for the trailer to be de stroyed and removed by Sand ers, seconded by Branch and carried. Clerk Brown requested Board direction on releasing keys to the Hosford Fire De partment. Sanders spoke with Dallas Ramer concerning the keys. Motion made to release voted no, Melissa Peddie dis cussed with the Board, Motion died. Motion to pay bills made by Johnson, seconded by Sand ers and carried. Motion to adjourn made by Branch, seconded by Sanders and carried. Warrant List & Numbers July 13 Aug. 9, 2018 Weatherization None Bank EFT Payments: -------------------------Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of Court Dexter Barber Chairman 5:00 P.M. Chairman Dexter Barber called the meeting to order. Present at the meet ing were Commissioners Dexter Barber, James Sanders, Jim Johnson, Scott Phil lips, Attorney Robin Myers, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Mason Kever. Phillips led prayer. Johnson led pledge. The Board of County Commissioner Marie Goodman, Tax Collector, ad dressed the Board. A new proposed budget was submitted and reviewed by the Board. The new budget included a new position and salary increase. Goodman expressed the worry of possibly loosing highly trained, cross-trained, seasoned employees. Goodman provided statistics showing ser vices provided to other county citizens for from Gadsden County and so forth. This is in addition to phone transaction and con versation from individuals all across the State of Florida. There are four Tax Collec Tax Collector. Melissa Peddie, Ambulance Director addressed the Board. Peddie requested a cost of living increase for her employees, expressing concern that they were the least paid EMTs and Paramedics in all the surrounding counties. Kathleen Brown, Clerk of Court ad dressed the Board. Clerk Brown submitted a new budget request that included a new position that would function as a Board Secretary and Recording Clerk to improve ployees as well as Clerk of Court employ ees. Clerk Brown manages both groups of employees. Sheriff White addressed the Board. White expressed that his budget was as minimal is it could be at this given time. His increase compared to last year is health insurance increases. White verbally requested that if county employees were to receive raises, he requested his employ ees to be included. Chris Rudd, representing Cindy Walker Property Appraiser, stated there were no changes from his original budget request submitted to the Board. Rudd noted that to six thousands parcels each year with a staff of three. Gina McDowell, Supervisor of Elec tions, requested cost of living increases for her staff. The total increase would be previous budget request. Sanders noted that in all of his deal ings with the public lately, he has not heard anyone complain about the County and its personnel. There was discussion about changing each week. Dick Stanley, Building Department Di rector addressed the Board. Stanley had previously submitted a letter of resignation Stanley stated the best prospect the Coun ty had to replace him would not be able to it would be a possibility. Stanley offered to allow him to withdraw his letter of retire his current employee status until his tenta Board was in agreement and appreciation for Stanley to remain in his current employ Johnny Eubanks gave the Board an up Sanders advised the Board that Motion to adjourn by Johnson, second ed by Barber and carried. -------------------------Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of Court Dexter Barber Chairman Liberty Commission budget meeting minutes 6:30 P.M. Barber led pledge. No audience concerns. Private Cemetery to the agenda by John son, seconded by Barber and carried. Tony Arrant, County Planner discussed ment has been prepared for the public. The cemetery meets the statutory require cussed the cemetery with the Board. The discussion included that if anyone not fam ily is buried there, the cemetery becomes a public cemetery. Motion to approve the Mc Johnson, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to schedule next Budget Work p.m. EST made by Johnson, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion by Barber, seconded by John son and carried to approve the Supervisor of Elections grants and pass the funding to the Supervisor of Elections, in the amounts Gina McDowell, Supervisor of Elec tions discussed the Hosford Fire House she uses for the Hosford Voting Precinct. She requested the Board secure the build ing on Saturday before the election on Aug. discussed also. The Board requested hav ing Roger Reddick secure areas where voting equipment would be stored during were the Hosford Precinct and the Veter ans Memorial Civic Center. Motion by Phillips, seconded by Barber and carried approving Budget Amendment fund pertaining to Fire Tax and Mosquito control. Robin Shader, with the Northwest Re gional Library System discussing the letter mailed to the Board requesting not to fund a full time position for the library. Shader personnel and adjusting library hours. Johnson did not agree with extra closures. Barber discussed the position. Attorney Myers discussed the addition for moving the library. The invoice was mailed to the Liberty County School Board. Barber had no business to discuss. Johnson made a motion to approve the proposed change made by Robin Shader, to promote a Library manager from within, not rehire a new position, and decrease the hours of library operations to stay within budget, seconded by Barber and carried. been done in the County each time an em Myers stated that this should be stated in the personnel policy and automatically in tion. Phillips discussed the Road & Bridge Department increases due to equipment operation. Phillips had no business to discuss. Clerk Brown discussed the cancella tion of the lease agreement at the Veterans Department of Agriculture effective Sept. cellation made by Johnson, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to adjourn made Johnson, sec onded by Phillips and carried. -------------------------Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of Court Dexter Barber Chairman Family cemetery discussed, library hours cut back Chairman Dexter Barber called the meeting to order. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Dexter Barber, James Sanders, Jim Johnson, Scott Phillips, Attor ney Robin Myers, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Mason Kever. Barber led prayer. Sanders led pledge. There were no audience concerns. There were no Board concerns. Lisa Shuler and Deborah Sisk dis offered under the current and future Health Converge was discussed. AMWell is a pro gram that allows employees to call a doc tor and receive treatment and prescriptions through phone conversation. Motion to continue using Capital Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield as the County Health Insurance provider, by John son, seconded by Sanders and carried. Motion to absorb the health insurance increase from Capital Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield for County employees for onded by Johnson and carried. Motion to keep County insurance contri by Sanders and carried. Motion to approve JAG grant letter of support by Phillips, seconded by Johnson and carried. Attorney Myers had no business to dis cuss. Branch not present. Barber discussed a proposal to the Board to exchange property owned by the County on the river with a potential property buyer for the land across the street from the Courthouse for additional parking. The Johnson had no business to discuss. Sanders discussed the need for a pri the Jail. A sidewalk between the courthouse and jail provides handicap access to the courthouse. The fence would make this ac cess more inviting to visitors. An estimated had no problem with this project as long as there were funds available to pay the meeting by Sanders, seconded by Johnson and carried. Phillips had no business to discuss. Clerk Brown informed the Board that ing from the Health Department. A bid re quest would be run in the paper the follow by the County to proceed. Monica Welles with Transit advertised for a lift and AC Recovery System. One Johnson, seconded by Sanders declaring the bid opening as an emergency due to the strict timeline for completion for the Tran sit Shop grant project. Motion to approve Transit Shop lift and AC Recovery system Johnson, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion to adjourn by Johnson, second ed by Phillips and carried. -------------------------Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of Court Dexter Barber Chairman Insurance, fencing & sidewalks topic of special meeting WORKSHOP Chairman Dexter Barber called the workshop to order. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Dexter Barber, Scott Phillips, James Sand ers, Dewayne Branch, Jim Johnson, Attorney Robin My ers, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Joyce Barker. Johnson led prayer Branch led pledge Building Inspector, Dick Stanley, and County Planner, Tony Arrant, discussed cell tower permitting. Bill Tinsley was not in attendance. Audience had concerns and comments. Motion to adjourn made by Branch, seconded by Sanders and carried. PUBLIC HEARING Chairman Dexter Barber called the Public Hearing to order. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Dexter Barber, Scott Phillips, James Sanders, Dewayne Branch, Jim Johnson, Attorney Robin Myers, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Joyce Bark er. Branch led prayer Phillips led pledge County Attorney Myers amending the land develop ment code from Agricultural to Rural Residential for the prop men of the World consisting of advertised for amendment next month. Tony Arrant, County Planner, addressed the Board on this amendment. The Chairman called for public comment. There were no public comments. The Board, acting as the local planning agency, held a public hearing and recom mended approval of Ordinance Woodman of the World Prop erty. The Chairman closed for public comment. Motion to adopt Ordinance Woodman of the World Proper ty and adjourn for public com ment made by Sanders, sec onded by Branch and carried. County Attorney Myers ner advised the Board that this scheduled next month. Motion to approve land use change made by Sanders, sec onded by Branch, and carried. Motion to adjourn Public Hearing made by Sanders, seconded by Phillips, and car ried. -------------------------Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of Court Dexter Barber Chairman Commission holds Aug. 9 workshop & public hearing Chairman Dexter Barber called the meeting to order. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Dexter Barber, James Sanders, Jim Johnson, Scott Phillips, Attorney Robin Myers, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Mason Kev er. Johnson led prayer. Phillips led pledge. Lisa Shuler discussed Health Insurance increase for or the Board discussed each get: The Board discussed Dues, Membership and support. Commissioners questioned if Tri-County and River Keepers had requested donations for support. No requests made to date. Motion to adjourn by John son, seconded by Phillips and carried. -------------------------Kathleen E. Brown Clerk of Court Dexter Barber Chairman Department budgets discussed at Aug. 2 meeting
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Laurinda Smith-Faircloths Merle Norman SALON, SPA & BOUTIQUE (850) 674-9191 HOURS: Monday Friday: 9-6; Saturday: 9-2 Youre invited! Doors open Wednesday, September 12 at 9 a.m. ALL DAY LONG! FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 RibbonCutting: 4 p.m. CT 9 a.m. 6 p.m. ReAND MARIANNA Blountstown resident and OR/Surgery staff member Lora Riley, RN was named Jackson Hospitals Em ployee of the Month for August 2018. During the August recogni tion luncheon, Hospital CEO Jim Platt expressed thanks on behalf of the Board of Trust ees, Administration, and em ployees, indicating the num ber of great things employees achieved during the month. He said, Our biggest strength is our staff and culture providing excellent care to patients. Lora was named Employee of the Month for helping a co worker who was choking dur ing lunch break. When Lora saw her friend in distress, she jumped in to action and per formed the Heimlich Maneu ver immediately. Lora is a standout employee who goes above and beyond to assist her fellow employees and to provide excellent patient care in the OR. Being named Employee of the Month, Lora said, I was very surprised to be recognized as I was doing what any of my coworkers would have done. Lora has been a part of the Jackson Hospital family for four years. When asked what she loves best about working at Jackson Hospital she says, My coworkers are the abso lute best! I am so proud to be a part of Jackson Hospital and the OR/Surgery team! Jackson Hospitals surgery team performs over 200 cases a month. The hospitals stateof-the-art OR addition is 9,500 square feet of clinical space and houses four new operating rooms and three new proce dure rooms. Operating rooms are used for general surgery (bowel re section, hernia repair, appen dectomy, gall bladder remov al), Orthopedics (knee, hip or shoulder joint replacement, or repair of complex bone frac tures), and other major surger ies. Whereas, procedure rooms are typically used for minor procedures such as Endoscopy, Cystoscopy, ENT, and other less invasive care. One of the new operating rooms is a hy brid room which integrates state of the art catheterization lab technology directly into the operating room environment. Dr. William Dixon, Board Cer gist, performs diagnostic car diology services such as heart catheterizations, transesopha geal echocardiograms, aortic femoral run off studies, and loop monitoring in the surgery hybrid room. Jackson Hospitals customer service ideals are outlined in its program called Give em the Pickle. The Hospitals cus tomized program with video titled Whats your Pickle? with Bob Farrell, produced by Media Partners, is imple mented by Chief Nursing Of Patients, visitors, and col leagues submit nominations of staff from whom they re ceived superior customer ser vice. Each month a Pickle luncheon is held to recognize the top nominees. During the exclusive celebration with Ad ministration, each participant is served a specially prepared meal by members of the Hos pitals Employee Leadership Council. The hospital, located at 4250 Hospital Drive in Mari anna, has 30+ physicians on its active Medial Staff. In the Mom and Pops room of the Yon Farm House at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement this large wooden quilt box. It is about three feet high and four feet long and is made of very wide juniper boards. It was made by Ben Pitts who made no attempt to make it beautiful, just sturdy and func tional, although his daughter did paint the outside sometime in the late 1930s. After the Pitts home burned to the ground about 1925, this box was made to store quilts as the fam ily struggled to re place all they had Since the out-building did not burn, its likely the wide hand planed boards were ones Ben the community as needed. Juniper wood, like cedar, gives off a fragrance which re pels moths from wooden items stored in the chest. If you want to know what Granny Pitts house smelled likeopen the quilt box. GRANNY PITTS QUILT BOX TREASURES of the Pioneer Settlement PHONE (850) 880-6399 Email : info@AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to be come a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cru elty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: www.AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org/HowToHelp Meet Monkey! Monkey is an ador able little eight-year-old Chihuahua who weighs a whopping 7.6 pounds. He is very cautious in new environ ments and with new people, but he will warm up and get comfortable in no time! Monkey will do best in a qui et, mature environment with a person who can spend lots of time with him and spoil him thoroughly. If you cant resist this sweet face come for a visit and meet this special boy today! Adoptables HELLO My name is Monkey! The Calhoun-Liberty Journal staff, along with two contribut ing photographers, received 11 awards in the recent Better Weekly Newspaper Contest held each year by the Florida Press Association. The Journal competed in Division C for newspapers around the state with circulations of 7,000 or less. awards included: shot taken by Daniel Williams of a Hosford recycling business. an article and photos by Journal Ed itor Teresa Eubanks and Domenick Esgro in the April 12, 2017 issue chronicling the history of the old Anders Equipment Company as ef forts began to dismantle the build ing on Main Street in Blountstown. Hall by the editor. It really paints in his job but also as a community supporter, one of the judges wrote on a comment sheet. the use of photos, pull quotes and layout on the front page. ries on mission trips to Haiti and Nicaragua by the editor. The Haiti article documented the efforts of church members from Calhoun, Liberty and Jackson counties to help with the construction of a new church. The story on Nica ragua showed the challenges local brinck faced when they visited an orphanage, built a small home and worked with children during their 10-day trip. ENCE REPORTING for an update on a local transplant patient by the doing well. The story told how Tonya Lawrence was able to by pass the waiting list for a kidney after Blountstown Elementary School Principal Pam Bozeman decided to get tested and found she was a suitable donor. the editor highlighting the fun the community had designing, paint rocks. by Jami Daniels Joe of the Trump inaugural featured in our Jan. 25 issue. The judges wrote: The pho tographer added elements to the article, such as the invitation to the inauguration and campaign but tons, to set off the story. The group of supporters on one page and the ones standing at the bottom of the other page, gave the reader a feel for the event. Good color. Niki Barber showing a boy clutch ing his bat while intently listening to the coach during a ball camp at Chipola College. SIGN based on entries from Jan. 25, May 3 and May 10. for the newspapers overall pre sentation, look and content. Its not only the volume of photo cov erage, its the thoughtful quality that goes into everything from a Halloween carnival to a family re union, one of the judges wrote on a comment sheet.
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 COMMENTARY A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Late Night Laughs Firings coming in November? WASHINGTON Pres ident Donald Trumps an tagonism toward Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Robert Mueller, the spe cial counsel heading the Russia investigation, will likely result in a string of ter the November election. An article by an anonymous administration of Trump appointees raises in a serious way what he/ she regards as the unlikely the prospect of invok ing the 25th amendment to remove the president New York Times comes on the heels of other rev elations about the chaos in the White House and President Trumps instability revealed in a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. So, we are going to put some odds on what might happen once the midterms are over. It is a ney general. Hes been itching to get rid of him for more than a year, ever since Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe. Trump has the notion that the attorney general should serve him as though he were his personal attorney. The government doesnt work that way, and Sessions to his credit has stood up to the presi dent. But his days are numbered. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, with whom he is furious over his support for Mueller, or risk having Rosenstein become acting attor he can just name some toady to replace Sessions, ing to take the job. But no one in their rational mind would sign on to a Justice Department at the behest of a president facing possible indictment or impeachment who makes site. With Sessions and Rosenstein down for the count, Trump can dip into the Justice Department someone who is willing to prevent him from completing his investigation partment and/or Congress. Well put the odds on Trump getting rid of Mueller one way or the other at 75 percent. This chain reaction, this November Massacre, will be the Trump version of the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre that signaled the beginning of the attorney general and deputy attorney general for chibald Cox. Weeks later, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz. in an ominous precursor to today wrote might not be well mentally in the White House. This is the only copy that will ever be made of As a result, we put the odds at 50 percent that Pence will initiate the 25th amendment to remove Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and other Republican senators, perhaps even retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, go to Pence and say its time for Trump to go, an event comparable to the 1974 Goldwater Moment when Goldwater, Senate Minority Lead er Hugh Scott, R-Pa., and House Minority Leader John Rhodes, R-Ariz. informed Nixon he was fac ing certain impeachment in the House and convic tion in the Senate. We could have President Pence before Novem ber is out. WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift A couple in Florida was just arrested for sell ing drugs out of their mobile home after police not making this up a drive-thru window. The only way this story could be more Florida is if the drive-thru were run by an alligator and his strip per girlfriend. JAMES CORDEN gonna take a coin and say, Heads, I run. Tails, JIMMY FALLON from Scotland to New Jersey got a bit of a shock when the pilot came out of the cockpit, changed seat. The only way this could have been more concerning for the passengers is if the pilot also had an emotional support dog. JAMES CORDEN I saw that Jeopardy host Alex Trebek grew a beard. When his wife saw it, she said, What is... JIMMY FALLON They estimate that more than 16 million Ameri cans traveled by air over the holiday weekend. germiest place at the airport, the place with the highest levels of virus bacteria, are those plastic security tubs at the TSA. Which is kind of surpris ing. I mean, who would have ever guessed that the tubs where a million sweaty travelers throw their shoes every day would be full of germs? JIMMY KIMMEL I heard that the pumpkin spice latte is already on sale at Starbucks. Because when it's 95 degrees outside, nothing's more refreshing than some hot gourd juice. JIMMY FALLON White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee three weeks. And you could tell she was a little rusty because she almost answered a ques tion. SETH MEYERS After losing all 16 of their games last season, the in a tie. Yep, the Cleveland Browns: Even when JIMMY FALLON Nike decided to feature Colin Kaepernick in their 30th anniversary ad campaign. Colin Kaepernick kneel during the National Anthem to protest po lice violence against African-Americans. And it cost him really, it cost him his career in football. No team will sign him. But Nike doubled down and did, which did not sit well with some of their customers. People were so upset they started cutting the Swoosh out of their socks. Finally something dumber than eating Tide Pods. JIMMY KIMMEL An all-red cow was born in Jerusalem, which retary Betsy DeVos believes it means strawberry milk for everyone. SETH MEYERS
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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 LCHS BULLDOGS LCHS Bulldogs fall to Cottondale 20-16 by Jackson Summers, Contributing writer Expectations were starting to rise following the Liberty County High School Bulldogs 10-8 victory in Tallahassee over the Florida A & M High School Rattlers. The defense smothered the Rattler attack, and the Dawgs offense combined short, tough running with timely plays in the passing game to control the ball and put up the points to win. A distinct buzz in the LCHS fan base had been building ever since the clock struck 0:00 at the end of the FAMU game: can we win two in a row? To start a winning streak, the Dawgs would have to beat the home-standing Cottondale High School Hor nets, who were coming off losses to Sneads and Jay the season. The Bulldogs kicked off to the Hornets, and shut down three straight run plays, with Caleb Peddie ing drive, and Crisanto Rangel (#7) booted a 38 yard The Bulldogs defense was still dialed in on the ensuing Hornet possession, keyed by Austin Waller (#23) who blew up a bubble screen on third down to force Cottondale to punt again. Both teams traded punts for the rest of the half, and the teams went to the locker room with LCHS still leading 3-0. The sound of Liberty entertained the fans during halftime with a medley of Beatles hits, highlighted by a solo from Ryan Goff on the trumpet. The Bulldogs started the second half with great penalty and a third down interception snuffed out the Dawg drive. Having seized the momentum, Cotton dale put together a 6 play, 44 yard touchdown drive. After the successful 2 point conversion, the Hornets ing drive, capped by a touchdown pass from Brady Peddie (#12) to Waller. That makes three straight games where the Peddie-Waller connection has found the end zone for the Dawgs. The PAT was no good, After holding the Hornets to another punt, the Daw gs hit pay dirt again on their next drive, when Peddie connected with Brandon Clark (#34) for a 24 yard touchdown pass. When Rangel sent the PAT through the uprights, LCHS extended their lead to 16-8 at the barked on a 10 play, 72 yard march that ended in a short touchdown run. The 2 point attempt was no good, but the Dawg lead had been shaved to 16-14 with just over 7 minutes to go. On their next possession, the Bulldogs were look ing to milk the clock, or possibly put a nail in the however, got off a beautiful punt that pinned the Hor nets at their own 4 yard line with only 4:14 left in the game. Cottondale had shown no signs of being able to kick streak would continue if they could keep the Hornets run plays, and two Hornet penalties, it looked as if the Dawgs were about to pull the curtains on the Cotton dale hopes for victory. On fourth down at the Cottondale 3 yard line, the out blow. But sometimes desperation can help a team more than anything. De spite having not completed a pass for the entire game, who had snuck behind the Bulldogs man-to-man cov visiting Bulldog fans and the raucous celebrations of the Hornet faithful. In the blink of an eye, the tables had turned and Cottondale led 20-16. LCHS last ditch effort ended in an interception, and the Hornets ran out the clock to secure the win. As a team we played well, we had several mis takes but nothing that wouldve cost us the game, said Bulldog Coach Derek Causseaux. We played hard and physical and we will continue to do this as this is who we are. We were extremely disappointed in this loss because the few mistakes we had left the game to be decided by the refs, and we never need to allow them to decide games because this one they blew. He added, But Friday taught us a hard lesson. As we head into this week our mindset is to outwork everyone and to not allow anyone to take what is ours. Heres hoping the Dawgs can get back on the right track this Friday, Sept. 14, when the 1-2 Bulldogs will host the Franklin County High School Seahawks. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET game of the season. RIGHT: Brady Peddie (#12) takes LEFT: Zach Hobby (#3) tries to Cottondale running DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Betts was arrested Sept. 4 and charged with theft age or older and exploita tion of the elderly. The judge set a $40,000 cash bond and as of Tuesday, Betts remained in custody. * * The Liberty County case involves a 62-year-old victim and her daughter, but this time, Betts report edly made a partial payment on the timber that he had cut. They were contacted in April of this year; the crew started cutting in June, according to Sgt. After the woman managed to track down Betts, she received some money from him in August but the full amount has yet to be paid. Oddly enough, Willis said hes still trying to determine what is owed because apparently no upon. He never gave her an estimate; they only discussed the tonnage, he said. Its put a hardship on them, Willis said. Ap parently they needed the money or they wouldnt have sold the timber. The Department of Agriculture is also involved in the investigation and is getting some assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Anyone with information about these cases is urged to contact the Calhoun County Sheriffs Of TIMBER STOLEN continued from the front page
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 SCHOOLS While most students were tak ing it easy this summer, three of our clubs were competing on the National Level! Members from the Altha Sr. Beta Club traveled to Savannah, GA on June 10 to compete in Na tional Competition. Max Scott placed sixth in the nation in Divi sion II Social Studies. Everyone is very proud of the hard work that was put into to competing at the national level. Those at tendees include: Austin Roberts, Anna Alday, Megan Mantecon, Bethany Griswell, Max Scott, Amberly Mosley, Morgan Rap er, Taylor Young, Josie Hall and Shaylynn Pleasant. Two members of Altha Pub lic School's Jr. Beta Club earned their spots at nationals by their the Jr. Beta National Convention. Baylee Rowe competed in pho tography and Christopher Mc Clain competed in the recycled art category. Our FCCLA club traveled to Atlanta, GA in June and Audra Chason and Brooks Ann Mears brought home Gold Medals for their National Programs in Ac tion project "Packs of Potential." Their backpack feeding program served over 30 students through out the school year. Serving on the Florida State Executive Council as Vice Presi dent of Public Relations, Levi Kimbrell attended Nationals and networked with other state of Allyson Mears also attended and Candidate Nominating Commit tee. We are very proud of these stu dents and their sponsors and the national attention they brought to our school! Altha Sr. Beta Club attends National Competition Altha Sr. Beta Club members in attendance of the National Competition held June 10 were Aus tin Roberts, Anna Alday, Megan Mantecon, Bethany Griswell, Max Scott, Amberly Mosley, Morgan Raper, Taylor Young, Josie Hall and Shaylynn Pleasant. by Chloe Taylor The Kindergarten classes took an exciting trip to more about the postage process and even got to mail their handwritten letters to their grandparents! The grandparents are receiving these letters in apprecia tion for everything they do and to celebrate Grand parents Day on Sept. 9. Special thanks to Altha Postmaster Mrs. Peggy El lis and her team for the interesting tour. Altha Kindergarten takes a the year on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. or you can pick it up or we will deliver it to you anytime You will receive a choice of appetizer, jalapeno poppers or stuffed mushrooms; the main course which includes creamy shrimp alfredo, broc coli, and cheesy garlic toast; a choice of dessert, oreo delight or pecan pie; and a choice of drink, sweet tea, un your order. Please go to www.docs.google.com/ viewform?c=0&w=1 by Hailey Morgan The Altha Cross Country team traveled to meet of the season on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The Altha girls team Jazzmyne Degolyer from Carr School was 28:39 came in third place overall. Abby Ham was all. Rounding out the top The other three contributing to the team score were Lowery 30:18. Their next meet is Wednesday, Sept. 12 also at the Three Rivers State Park in Sneads. Cross Country Coach is Ms. Tina Smith and she is assisted by John Sewell. LCHS Bulldog BEAT from Liberty County High School With things back in full swing at LCHS, we'd like to introduce our newest feature, the Bulldog Beat! This segment will be submitted by two stu dents here at LCHS, Lauren Harger and Kain Pul lam. man's Club, a club for all the young hunters and there are prizes available to the truly masterful in cold hard cash, in addition to a brand new open faced spinner rod-and-reel. Other clubs are still attracting new members, so expect to see more on their activities in the coming weeks. to support their volleyball team against longtime rivals Blountstown. So far, the Lady Dawgs have had an excellent season, going 11-2 but Coach Jennifer Sewell is only expecting the team to get better, saying "We're excited for what's gonna happen in the next months and the next couple of years. We've got a young team but they're young talent." a game against Franklin County. This Friday, stu dents (particularly the Garnet and Gold Club who out of their closet that is red, white, or blue for a spectacularly patriotic pep rally to support the boys at home. and sports news, classes are also off to a great start. Students are particularly excited for a new Criminal Justice class being offered by the Lib erty County Corrections Department. The class is intended to give students who are considering a career in the justice system a good base to work off of as they go over all of the skills needed by a also working on their annual garden boxes where this fall. Most importantly, parents, don't forget that progress reports come out today, Sept. 12! And that's what we've been up to at Liberty County High. Catch us on the next edition of the Bulldog Beat! The Blountstown Tiger Cross Country team trav eled to Tallahassee Sept. 1 for the Big Bend Invita tional. Male and female athletes from 18 high schools came together to compete on what will be this years State Finals Cross Country Course. season with several runners shaving two minutes or more off of last years time for the course. Of note was race and ran the best time of his career at 17:09.60; less than 10 seconds behind winner Junious Brown running for Maclay school. Head Coach Allyson Howell commented, "I am very proud of Xander and excited about this Cross Country season. Our runners are energetic and ready in the state last year and we hope to continue the tra dition in 2018." The Tiger's next competition will be The Dolphin times follow: ley, 37:29.00 Isabela Valdez, 37:29.60 Faviola Bar ragan BHS student takes second at Big Bend Invitational Cross Country meet in Tallahassee BHS BHS will host a senior/parent informational ses sion in the auditorium at 6 p.m. CT on Monday, Sept. 17. This is an informal event for current seniors and their parents/guardians. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to graduation, scholarship opportunities, calendar of events, senior trip, etc. We hope to see our seniors and their parents at this event; however, is someone is unable to attend, hand Senior & parent informational session set for Monday at BHS by Samantha Taylor, BHS Culinary It's great to be back for another school year! I am sending this out to update all of you on all that is hap pening with BHS culinary. As some of you may have heard, I fell and broke an impact on our schedule. We were planning to start off our Tiger's Table schedule in September. Howev er, until I can be back on my feet again, we will not be hosting our Tiger's Table luncheons. I would love to be able to say that we will start in November, but until I know how my recovery is going to go, I really cannot say. Thank you for being patient with us. As soon as I know more, I will let you know.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 by Michael DeVuyst, Journal sports writer MARIANNA If you like offense, then Marianna was the place to be last Friday night. Blountstown points and cruised past the Class 4A Marianna Bull dogs for a 48-27 victory. The Tigers had a strong performance on the ground rushing for 309 yards and six touchdowns. Blount scoring spree taking the opening kickoff and going on an 83 yard, 4 play drive. Treven Smith scored on a 1 tra points. The Tigers took the early 7-0 lead just 1:49 into the game. Smith would score again on Blount drive with an effortless 10 yard run. Kentrell Lawson off a 4 play, 17 yard drive after a bad Marianna punt snap gave the Tigers the ball on the Bulldog 17 yard line. Lawsons score gave the Tigers the 20-0 lead at the end of the 1 st ger fumble and returning it to the Tiger 44 yard line. A personal foul pushed the ball down to the Tiger 29 run that trimmed the Tiger lead to 20-7 with 7:44 left in the half. The Tigers would answer with a 9 play, Alex Valdez 43 yard kickoff return. Trent Peacock scored on a 1 yard QB sneak with 3:03 left in the 2 nd 27-7 halftime lead. Marianna cut into the lead midway through the 3rd the ball on the Tiger 20 yard line. A 10 yard pass on 3rd and goal cut the Tiger lead to 27-14. But the Ti gers would answer, as they did all night with another a 17 yard TD catch to Pola McCloud from Trent Pea cock. The score pushed the Tiger lead to 34-14 with 3:05 left in the 3 rd The Bulldogs would not go away lightly. Marianna th pass after a long 10 play drive going 80 yards. The Tiger lead was cut to two possessions at 34-21. Mari anna attempted an onside kick that was recovered by the Tigers on their own 47 yard line and on the very next play Montarious Brown ripped off a 53 yard run right up the middle to extend the Tiger lead to 41-21 with 11:15 left in the game. The Tiger defense would put the game out of reach on the next Bulldog pos session stopping them on 4 th and 1 deep in Marianna territory. Blountstown would take the ball over on downs on the Marianna 21. Three plays later Brown would score again on a 7 yard run and push the Tiger lead to 48-21 with 8:11 to go in the game. Marianna would score one last time late in the The Tiger ground game put up 309 yards on 43 at tempts with Peacock leading the way with 107 yards on 8 carries. Montarious Brown ran for 95 yards with Treven Smith chipping in 75 yards on 9 attempts each. on 11 touches. QB Peacock went 2-4 passing for 48 yards with Smith catching one pass for 31 yards and McCloud hauling in a 17 yard TD. Zeb Kelley and Lawson had monster nights for the lowed closely by Lawsons 20. Alex Valdez added 13 tackles and Cody Peavy (11) and Smith (10) both It was a great team win, Coach Beau John son said. All 24 players for the Tigers who put on pads had to play meaningful minutes for us to sur vive against a 4A opponent in Marianna. We are very banged up from stepping up in Class the last 2 weeks vs 3A Florida High and 4A Marianna. We lost an other offensive linemen. He summed up the game with, Overall a very gritty and scrappy effort by our Tigers. We rushed the ball for almost 400 yards and played hard on defense all night. We are just going to try and keep getting better each week. Worry about each day, each practice and each rep. One game at a time. The Tigers (2-1) will be back at home this Fri day night against Northview-Bratt (2-1). Northview is coming into the game after beating South Walton last week 14-7. Northview will be looking to avenge Blountstown will be 7:00 p.m. CT Blountstown Tigers power past Marianna 48-27 BHS TIGERS ABOVE: Brent Mc Crone (#12), Mark Hand (#35) and James Shores (#9) bring the Marianna ball carrier to the turf. LEFT: Trent Peacock (#4) holds the ball for James Shores (#9) to kick. RIGHT: Ethan Miller (#56) tack les the Marianna ball carrier. BELOW FROM LEFT: Monte Brown (#6) and Treven Smith (#1) celebrate after a play. Trent Peacock (#4) hands off to the running back. BELOW: Coach Charles Buggs directs from the sideline. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS Altha Softball BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER For more contact: Coach Richard Hall (850) 762-3296 This ad sponsored by: Concealed Weapons Class $40 COURSE INCLUDES: Florida Statutes 790, Use of Deadly Force, Concealed Weapons Application, Firearm and Ammunition, Carry Restrictions, Live LOCATION : Anderson-Columbia 2316 FL-71, Marianna, FL 32448
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 LIBERTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, WE WILL TRAIN For more information contact Liberty Correctional Institution Recruiter Tony Hill at (850) 643-9628 CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS 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 Snelgrove Surveying & Mapping, Inc. is now hiring for the following positions: CREW CHIEF & INSTRUMENT MEN RODMAN Project Surveyor/Surveyor in Training Call (850) 526-3991 for more information is accepting applications for the following position: PROGRAM COORDINATOR TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN For more information, please contact Nancy Chabot at (850) 718-2205 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org JOB OPENING Applications will be accepted online from Sept. 10 through Oct. 1, 2018. For more information visit: JOB MKT. Two Lady Tigers were named to some presti gious lists this past week. The AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches As sociation) has two pro grams to recognize top talent across the United States. The AVCA Under Armour All America list is a compilation of the top seniors from all 50 states. To be named to this list you must have received some recognition for outstanding volleyball play on the district level, region level, state level, PrepVolleyball Rankings List, etc. The AVCA also has the Phenom Program list which recognizes top underclassmen who have also received some form of recognition for their outstanding play. Sophomore Cydnee Eubanks was named to the AVCA Phenom list as one of the top underclass man in the State as well as the United States. Senior Emma Richards was named to the AVCA Under Armour All Amer ican list as one of the top seniors in the country. She is only one of two Class 1A players to be recognized on this list as well as only one of thirty three players in the State player to ever be named to this list from Blount stown High School. This is a big accom plishment and one that is deserved by both young ladies. We are proud of them and all the work they have put into being recognized as some of the best. CALHOUN COUNTY Cal houn County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder announced that the half cent sales tax placed on the Aug. 28 primary ballot by the Calhoun County School Board (CCSB) passed overwhelmingly, receiving nearly 70 percent of the vote. In 2008, the voters of Calhoun County passed the initial 1/2 cent sales tax referendum for ten years, ending Dec. 31, 2018. Since its implementation, the 1/2 cent sales tax has generated approxi mately $450,000 annually that has been invested in Calhoun County schools. The CCSB sought renew al of the sales tax for an additional ten years, with collections of the tax beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The CCSB has made funding campus safety enhancements a priority in the 2018-2019 Calhoun County School District budget. The funds generated from the re newal of this sales tax will be used for capital improvements, which include safety enhancements at each campus. The renewal of the 1/2 cent sales tax referendum will not have an impact on property taxes. The renewed sales tax will only be im posed on the goods and services purchased in Calhoun County. Consequently, only those who pur chase items in Calhoun County will pay this tax, including visi tors who stop and buy supplies as theyre passing through on their way to the beach or other destina tions. Superintendent Yoder stated, Over the past ten years, the Cal houn County School District has invested in improved facilities, increased technology in the class rooms, supported student achieve ment, and continually improved school safety and security. I thank the voters of Calhoun County for their continued support of our stu dents, staff, and schools. SCHOOL NEWS CAL H OUN LI B ER TY Sept. 12 Sept. 18 SCHOOL MENUS *LIBERTY COUNTY MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: DAILY SPECIAL: SIDES: THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: DAILY SPECIAL: IDES FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: MONDAY, SEPT. 17 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: DAILY SPECIAL: SIDES: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: MONDAY, SEPT. 17 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: Bristol DENTAL CLINIC LEGAL NOTICE CT
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET HEARING FOR THE LIBERTY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The public is invited to a Public Hearing: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. ET located at the Liberty County Courtroom of the Courthouse: 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321 Kathleen E. Brown, Clerk of Court Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD ESTIMATED REVENUES: Taxes: Millage Per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes: 9.5578 Mills Sales & Use Taxes Charges for Services Intergovernmental Revenue Licenses & Permits Fines & Forfeitures Interest Earned/Other TOTAL REVENUES OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Other Financing Sources Operating Transfers In Transfers from Board of County Commissioners Transfers from Constitutional Debt Proceeds Reserves TOTAL OTHER FINANCING SOURCES TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE AND FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES General Governmental Public Safety Physical Environment Transportation Human Services Economic Environment Culture and Recreation Contingency TOTAL EXPENDITURES OTHER FINANCING USES Operating Transfers Out Transfers to Constitutional TOTAL OTHER FINANCING USES TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES COUNTY OF LIBERTY FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET SUMMARY $ 2,085,513 $ 2,085,513 $ 185,000 $ 12,000 $ 197,000 $ 349,946 $ 287,027 $ 636,973 $ 132,683 $ 1,110,234 $ 196,890 $ 417,415 $ 1,857,222 $ 3,288,951 $ 10,597,519 $ 864,174 $ 636,726 $ 895,000 $ 16,282,370 $ 21,716 $ 50 $ 21,766 $ 30,132 $ 3,819 $ 33,951 $ 26,624 $ 117,772 $ 23,026 $ 325 $ 167,747 $ 5,935,565 $ 12,297,602 $ 1,061,064 $ 659,752 $ 1,312,740 $ 15,819 $ 21,282,542 $ 78,855 $ 1,456,282 $ 1,535,137 $ 2,912,386 $ 2,912,386 $ 18,040 $ 18,040 $ 157,374 $ 157,374 $ 96,895 $ 1,613,656 $ 2,912,386 $ 4,622,937 $ 6,032,460 $ 13,911,258 $ 3,973,450 $ 659,752 $ 1,312,740 $ 15,819 $ 25,905,479 $ 1,459,306 $ 522,423 $ 1,494,102 $ 3,475,831 $ 553,726 $ 876,064 $ 2,479,348 $ 15,819 $ 3,924,957 $ 89,016 $ 674,366 $ 1,300,740 $ 2,064,122 $ 10,673,772 $ 9,395 $ 10,683,167 $ 334,340 $ 615,751 $ 950,091 $ 16,194 $ 16,194 $ 341,594 $ 341,594 $ 2,794,176 $ 13,362,376 $ 3,973,450 $ 9,395 $ 1,300,740 $ 15,819 $ 21,455,956 $ 325,898 $ 548,882 $ 650,357 $ 12,000 $ 1,537,137 $ 2,912,386 $ 2,912,386 $ 3,238,284 $ 548,882 $ 650,357 $ 12,000 $ 4,449,523 $ 6,032,460 $ 13,911,258 $ 3,973,450 $ 659,752 $ 1,312,740 $ 15,819 $ 25,905,479 Total Constitutional Capital Project Fund Special Revenue Fund General Fund Water Fund Expendable Trust Funds
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy. A. Initially proposed tax levy.......................................................................... $ 2,296,852 00 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other assessment changes...................................................................( $ 30,462 00 ) C. Actual property tax levy............................................................................. $ 2,327,314 00 $ 2,412,704 00 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held: ET A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. CASH BALANCE Taxes: Millage Per $1000 Sales & Use Taxes Charges for Services Intergovernmental Revenue Licenses & Permits Fines & Forfeitures Interest Earned/Other TOTAL REVENUES OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Other Financing Sources Operating Transfers In Transfers from Board of County Commissioners Transfers from Constitutional Debt Proceeds Reserves TOTAL OTHER FINANCING SOURCES TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE AND FINANCING SOURCES AND CASH EXPENDITURES General Governmental Public Safety Physical Environment Transportation Human Services Economic Environment Culture and Recreation Contingency TOTAL EXPENDITURES OTHER FINANCING USES Operating Transfers Out Transfers to Constitutional TOTAL OTHER FINANCING USES TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. BUDGET SUMMARY $ $ $ $ 50,000 $ $ 308,410 $ 309,067 $ 617,477 $ 123,747 $ 1,018,558 $ 178,911 $ 376,265 $ 1,697,481 $ 2,501,503 $ 9,529,863 $ 764,356 $ 721,515 $ 13,517,237 $ 24,238 $ 143 $ 24,381 $ 19,374 $ 3,644 $ 23,018 $ 22,289 $ 106,447 $ 12,318 $ 141,054 $ $ 11,014,078 $ $ $ $ $ $ 78,855 $ 650,028 $ 65,000 $ 793,883 $ 2,994,655 $ 2,994,655 $ 167,963 $ 167,963 $ 78,855 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1,170,710 $ 553,126 $ 1,485,561 $ 3,209,397 $ 302,638 $ 906,640 $ 2,452,361 $ 3,644 $ 3,665,283 $ 90,601 $ 646,096 $ 1,150,780 $ 1,887,477 $ 8,782,325 $ 12,318 $ 8,794,643 $ 301,427 $ 557,960 $ 859,387 $ 16,197 $ 16,197 $ 339,899 $ 339,899 $ 2,221,472 $ $ $ $ 1,150,780 $ $ $ 395,961 $ 385,922 $ 12,000 $ 793,883 $ 2,994,655 $ 2,994,655 $ $ $ 12,000 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
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He graduated from the School of Business at FSU in 1956. In his early career he worked for Florida Secretary of State Tom Adams and later Lt. Governor Tom Adams for nine years, before being appointed Personal Assistant to Speaker of the House Fred Schultz. After his career in government he started his 50year career lobbying the Florida Legislature. He lob bied for numerous clients through the years, includ ing Bell South Mobility, Florida Pediatrics Society and the Florida Assoc. of Christian Child Caring Agencies, Inc. The highlight of his long career was working for the childrens homes and associations throughout Florida. His happiest times were talking about the homes across the state and all the boys and ways by these homes. cades, never meeting a stranger, and always telling his jokes to all who would listen. Those who were near always knew when Dick was around. After 50 years of Walking the Halls of the Capitol, as he said it was time to hang it up and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Talquin from his home, getting more in volved with his church, enjoying some traveling and listening to the laughter of his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Rex. Survivors include his loving wife Joyce; one son, Richard Hollahan (Beth); and two grandchildren, Ni cole and Jason. He is also survived by two stepsons, James O. Bubba Allen (Susan) and William Billy Allen; six step-grandchildren; and several step-greatgrandchildren. Family received friends Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6-8 p.m. ET at Bevis Funeral Home located at 200 John Knox Road in Tallahassee. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. ET at Rock Bluff Assembly of God Church in ment, with military honors, will follow at 1:30 p.m. ET at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee. Gifts in memory of Mr. Hollahan may be made to Lighthouse Childrens Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee is in charge of the arrangements. Charles McClellan Funeral Home Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351 Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. MONU M ENTS, INC. CUMBAA Let us help create a lasting tribute for your loved one. MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, & ALL CEMETERY WORK COMPARE OUR PRI C ES! CALL (850) 447-0315 (850) 674-8449 email@example.com 19041 SR 20 W., BLOUNTSTOWN SERVING NW FL SINCE 1963 ANNIE MANNING DALTON SANSOM HARDAWAY Annie Mannine Dalton Sansom, 70, of Hardaway, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Tallahassee after a lengthy illness. She was born in Altha to Richard and Daisy Arm strong Manning. She was a member of the Quincy As sembly of God Church and was a reitred Dental As sistant at the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Bob by Sansom; her children, Rachel Dalton of Chatta hoochee, Sean (Christine) Dalton of Jacksonville, William Tony Dalton of Chattahoochee and Sa mantha (Randy Boggs) Dalton of Jacksonville; her stepchildren, Danny Sansom and Ashley Sansom of Hosford; her sisters, Ina Miley of Greensboro, Irene Henderson and Katie Reddick, both of Bristol, Janie Combs of Hosford and Patricia (Ronnie) Moran of Pensacola; her grandchildren, Caleb, Kearsten and Hailey Dalton; Jamie, Gavin, Donovan, Alex, Mitch ell, Piper and Skylar Sansom; and Callie and J.J. Broxton; great-grandchildren, Taylin Dalton, Chloe Jones, Harlynn Dalton, Moseley, Adalyn, Audrey, Daniel, Alexis, Peyton, Lliam and Hayden and Cay son Broxton. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at Quincy Assembly of God Church. Interment followed at Rock Bluff Cemetery in Liberty County. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. TERESA ANN TUCKER BRISTOL Teresa Ann Tucker, 60, of Bristol, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 in Bristol. Born Feb. 22, 1958 in Ft. Gaines, GA, she was the daughter of the late Roy OBryan, Jr. and Katherine Lavada Owens OBryan. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mike OBryan. Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Turner of Pan ama City and Tyler Flora of Port St. Joe; two broth ers, Bud OBryan and his wife, Tina of Bristol and Johnny OBryan of Panama City; two nieces, Katina OBryan of Bristol and Kimberly OBryan of Pana ma City; cousins, Bobby Jean Weathers and Deborah Weathers of Alford; and close friends, Brenda and Randy Stewart of Bristol. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. EARL HORACE MCCORMICK HOSFORD Earl Horace McCormick, 61, of Hosford, passed away in Panama City, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. He was born in Quincy, July 9, 1957, to the late Nolie and Pauline Newsome McCormick. He was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Buddy Hathcock and Grover Kever; and a sister, Annie Pearl Mitchell. Survivors include his companion of 25 years, Alice Jenkins of Hosford; his son, Timothy McCormick of Hosford; his daughter, Kelley Cunningham and her husband, Mark of Moultrie, GA; three step-daugh ters, Shelly Poole of Bristol, Ashley Godwin and her husband, John of Blountstown and Anita Williams of Hosford; 16 grandchildren; a brother, Rufus McCor mick of DeFuniak Springs; and a sister, Sue Ammons of Blountstown. Memorial services were held Friday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. ET at Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church with The family sends thanks to Covenant Hospice for their care and concern for their loved one. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. MARGARET JUDY GOWAN HUARD PANAMA CITY Margaret Judy Gowan Huard, 76, of Panama City Beach, passed away at her home on Friday Sept. 7, 2018. She was born on Sept. 29, 1941 in Telogia. She graduated from Liberty County High School. She loved vol unteering with the elderly in Liberty County, going to Biloxi, MS, and doing crossword puzzles. She was so very proud of her children, grand children and great-grandchildren, they were the light of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna Gowan and Pete Gowan; one brother, Jimmy Gowan; and a sister, Carolyn Henderson. Survivors left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Karen Mai Huard of Tallahassee and Cindy Huard (Carlos) Chavira of Panama City Beach; two sons, Raymond (Maria) Huard of Bed ford, NH and Kenneth Huard of Panama City Beach dren, Caitlin Huard, Tyler Chavira, Brandon Chavira, Dara Brown and Phaedra Brown; four great-grand children, Tomas Espinosa, Ali Chavira, Ryan Cha vira and Luke Chavira; one brother, Dickie (Sheila) Gowan; and she held all of her nieces and nephews close to her heart. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. CT at Heritage Funeral Home Cha Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Pana ma City is in charge of the arrangements. LINDA QUINN BLOUNTSTOWN Linda Quinn, 76, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in Blountstown. She was born in Piqua, OH on May 15, 1942 to the late Carl Ray Quinn and Mary Jane Woodcox Quinn. She was a homemaker and was a member of William Memorial Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Daniel Anthony; her daughters, Beverly Anthony and Lydia Anthony; and a brother, John Quinn. Survivors include three sons, Daryl Anthony of Columbus, OH, Mike Anthony and Richard Anthony of Medina, OH; 14 grandchildren; numerous greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Mellencamp and Joyce Quinn of Scotts Ferry. Services were held Monday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at ing. Interment followed in Williams Memorial Cem etery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. JEFFERY TILLMAN TOOLE PANAMA CITY Jeffery Tillman Toole, 52, of Panama City, passed away Friday, Sept.7, 2018 in Panama City. He was born Jan. 27, 1966 in Chipley to the late Joseph Tyre Toole and Annie Lois Toole He lived in Panama City for the past 37 years and was a com mercial painter. He was of the Assembly of God faith. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Sammie and two brothers, Tom and Timothy Toole. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Toole of Pan ama City; her daughter, Ashley Spears and her hus band, Phillip of Pennsylvania; a stepson, Steven Jus tice of Panama City; stepdaughter, Stephanie Justice of Panama City; two sisters, Sarah Deese and her husband, Ronald of Cottondale and Elaine Glass of Marianna; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Toole; and seven grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, Phillip Jr., Nevaeh, Keirsten, Khloe, and Rylee. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the funeral home. Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. REUEL GUITE SMITH ALTHA Reuel Guite Smith, 59, of Altha, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 in Panama City. He was born on March 11, 1959 in Port Saint Joe, and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. He worked as a farmer and truck driver for most of his sic by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sib lings, Evelyn Jean Dean, William Ellis Smith, Peggy Ann Smith Rabon and Charlie Raymond Smith. Survivors include two stepsons, Dustin Brothers of Tallahassee and Rodney Hamilton of Crawfordville; one sister, Annie Ruth Gibson and Nelson Mangual of Marianna; and several nieces and nephews Family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. CT at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. by Rose Mary Buehler Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta Online and otherwise, theres a lot of information sources are credible. 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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 The Altha Wildcats hosted Community Christian on Thursday, Aug. 30. The Wildcats secured a victory after winning 3 of 5 sets. ABOVE FROM LEFT: Wildcats cel ebrate their win. Jadyn Jemison (#12) hits the ball over the net. LEFT: Kayla Kessner (#3) leaps for the ball. RIGHT: Shaylynn Pleasant (#9) gets low for the volley. BELOW FROM LEFT: Julie Burge (#8) reaches to make the return. Kayla Kessner (#3) makes a straight on to send the ball hurling back at her op ponents. C O L O R S O F H E A L T H S A M A T K I N S P A R K O C T O B E R 6 7 : 3 0 a m c s t r e g i s t r a t i o n 8 : 0 0 a m c s t r a c e t i m e T h e y A l l M a t t e r T h e F l o r i d a D e p a r t m e n t o f H e a l t h i n C a l h o u n a n d L i b e r t y C o u n t y H o s t s F a m i l y f r i e n d l y e v e n t W e a r y o u r w h i t e s h i r t a n d g l a s s e s P r e r e g i s t r a t i o n f o r t h i s F R E E e v e n t i s a v a i l a b l e a t : h t t p s : / / c o l o r s o f h e a l t h 5 k e v e n t b r i t e c o m 5 K C o l o r R u n / W a l k F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n p l e a s e c o n t a c t u s a t C A L H O U N L I B E R T Y I N A C T I O N @ f l h e a l t h g o v ALTHA VARSITY VOLLEYBALL DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS