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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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J OURNAL Wednesday Sept. 19 2018 Vol. 38 No. 38 The CalhounLIBERTY 50 includes tax PAGES 10 & 14: Both Tigers and Bulldogs bring home big wins! Sheriff's Log............2 Scholarship news........2 Events and Community Calendar.................. 4,5 News from the Pews...4 Late Night Laughs.....8 Sean of the South........9 Job Market.......12, 15 Obituaries............13, 15 Legal Notices.......13 Horoscope, Sudoku and Classieds................15 JAMES SIKES Bristol man arrested with moonshine still by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Bristol man who tried to sell a moonshine still on Craigs List was arrested last month after an agent from the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) answered his ad. James Hamilton Sikes, 54, was charged with possession of a still after the two met in the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly in Bristol. Before taking him into custody, the agent got a lesson on how to assemble the equipment that Sikes told him he had made. ONLINE SEARCH The agent was browsing the online sales site when he typed still in the search bar and Sikes ad popped up on Aug. 20. The post, identified as Moonshine Still with Thumper displayed three photos, listed the price as $550 and included the sellers phone number. The agent sent a text message to Sikes and asked if the still worked and if he had ever made shine. Sikes replied that it did work but said he had not made any moonshine. Two days later, the agent sent another message to Sikes to discuss the cost. The agent got him to drop the price to $400 before they agreed they had a deal. The agent sent a text to Sikes to let him know he had arrived at the grocery store parking lot on Aug. 23. Sikes responded that he was on his way. Sikes pulled up in his red pickup with the four-part still in the bed of the vehicle. The pieces included a silver pot with copper pipe, a keg shell with an electrical box assembly, copper piping with a gauge and a plastic bag of other parts needed in the assembly. The men looked over the equipment as Sikes showed the agent how the still worked and how to put it together. After he acknowledged that he had built the still, he repeated his earlier claim that he had never used it. When asked how much moonshine it would make, Sikes replied about 10 gallons. A few moments later, two other ABT agents joined the men at the back of the truck. Sikes was handcuffed and told he was under arrest for violating Florida Statutes by being in possession of a still. He replied that he was unaware it was illegal to have a still. He was taken to the Liberty County Jail and released on his own recognizance on Aug. 23. Three new Altha Town Council members walk out before being sworn in Thurs. by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor didnt go as expected Thursday when the three new coun cil members walked out before being sworn in. Wayne Gable, Charlotte Januse and Maria Acebo were automatically given seats on the board when a fourth can unnecessary to elect council members. The only question left to decide was whether to amend the towns charter. Voters approved the change 45-16. According to council attorney Matt Fuqua, he updated the document following similar charters he has prepared for other towns. All we did was take out the antiquated stuff like the mayors court and remove things that had been outlawed when the state constitution was amended in the 1960s, he said. Finishing the new charter took a while because he had the town. Deleting outdated information reduced the size See THREE WALK OUT continued inside on page 2 Board members & grant writer sought to help keep Pioneer Settlement going by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Willard Smith has already done the hard part. Hes worked for years to buildings the kind of struc tures most people would drive past without a thought. Yet when brought together on the grounds of Blountstowns Pan handle Pioneer Settlement and lovingly restored, they become a piece of living history. He went to families to ask them to donate buildings and he went to the Calhoun County Commission to ask for a por tion of Sam Atkins Park, ex plained his wife, Linda. Its all his vision, she said. I tell people he birthed it and I grew it up. Both were still employed when they started creating the Settlement in 1989. Willard was commuting to Tallahassee each day; Linda was working in Blountstown. After two years of organiz ing, they became incorporated and things started taking shape. During a two-month period in the mid-1990s they brought seven buildings on the Settle ment property after securing funds to cover the moving and restoration costs, thanks to their then grant writer Frances Price. The Smiths have stayed busy since starting work on the Settlement in 1989. Both are now 79 years old; their former grant writer is 85. After nearly 30 years, its time they had a little more help and are looking for people to preserve what they have built and keep it going. They need three things: A members and volunteers to continue their legacy and help guide it into the future. Our basic expenses are $8,000 a month, Linda said. People cant understand how much it costs to run it. Volunteers are always needed for special events See THE SETTLEMENT continued inside on page 3


CALHOUN COUNTY SEPT. 17 Steven David Shiver, VOP, CCSO. Clifford C. Bramblett, convicted felon regis tration, CCSO. SEPT. 16 Charles Lester Hall, non-support of children or spouse, CCSO. SEPT. 15 Gerald Thomas Webb, burglary, property damage of over $200 but less than $1,000, VOP, CCSO. SEPT. 14 Carlos Montez Privitt, convicted felon reg istration, CCSO. Albert Lee Milton, public disorderly intoxica tion, BPD. Travis Dewayne Johnson, failure to appear, CCSO. Edward Joseph Zito, two counts of failure to appear BPD. Bruce Thomas Heintzelman, failure to ap pear BPD. SEPT. 13 Lamarris Scott Brown, operate motor vehicle without a license, VOP, CCSO. Amber Dawn Hurst, possession of metham phetamine, possession of narcotic equipment, CCSO. SEPT. 12 Monica Jane Willis, VOP, CCSO. Michael Jeremy Knight, sale of marijuana within 1,000 ft of place of worship, business or school, CCSO. Jason Paul French, contempt of court, out of county warrant, CCSO. Bradley Hugh Fellows, VOP, CCSO. SEPT. 11 Alexander Rene Solano, convicted felon registration, CCSO. April Marie Rister, two counts of failure to appear, CCSO. Christopher Scott Curran, violation of con ditional release, CCSO. SEPT. 8 Joseph Keith Fowler, battery, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY SEPT. 16 Sidney Lee Robbins, holding for Gulf, GCSO. SEPT. 14 Karen Helene Summerlin, serving weekends, LCSO. Curtis Lee Harris, serving weekends, LCSO. Amber Hurst, holding for Calhoun, CCSO. SEPT. 13 Patricia Anne Santillo, sale of Schedule III narcotic, LCSO. SEPT. 12 Kimberly Rhames, VOP, LCSO. Monica Jane Willis, holding for Calhoun, CCSO. SEPT. 11 Edward E. Swain, failure to appear, LCSO. George Simmons Jr., out of county warrant, LCSO. April M. Rister, holding for Calhoun, CCSO. Linda Carol Bice, holding for Gulf, GCSO. __________________________________________________ Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 STOLEN $1,000 REWARD for information on the location of a 2010 Polaris Ranger taken from a NE Pippin Road address between the dates of 8/19 8/21/18. Please contact Report a crime anonymously with our TIPS LINE: (850) 674-TIPS Calhoun County BLOUNTSTOWN of the charter by about half, he said. At the suggestion of the Super stown, they agreed to remove the requirement that candidates must open a campaign account. That change in the town charter means voters can cast their ballots in town and candidates will no longer be required to make a bank deposit and write a check to qualify to run. When council attorney Matt Fuqua announced it was time to swear everyone in at last weeks meeting, Gable stopped the pro ceedings to ask What does the word veto mean in the new char ter? Can the mayor veto any action or can he just veto ordinances? Fuqua replied, I think it means the mayor can veto anything. He was then asked to guarantee in writing that the mayor could not veto anything except an ordinance. He told them he couldnt do it at that moment. Thats when the three got up and left. Fuqua later said that if the three had stayed and taken the oath of ing, they could have recommend ed that he research it later and he would have. Fuqua admits that when the three walked out, he didnt know what to do. He said he asked Altha that they had quit, but the chief was unable to reach them. Next, he checked the town char ter which said the current council members can keep their seats if those elected are not sworn in. He told the remaining two mem bers Lee Alday and Martha Glory that they could appoint outgoing council member Janice Graham for another term if she agreed to serve. They did and she did and with that action, they had a quo rum, Fuqua said. They have three members so they can conduct business. James Napier, who had dropped out of the race, was still at the meeting and was offered a seat on the board. He re fused, according to Fuqua. The board will appoint two remaining seats. Fuqua noted that his response to the question about the mayors veto was an off the cuff remark later proved to be true when he went over the charter, but he also discovered that there is an override provision. In short, council mem bers can override the mayors veto with a super majority vote of 4 out of 5. The mayor has had veto power since 1902, according to the charter, he pointed out. I certainly didnt expect that, he said about the walkout. He added that he had thought the three new members that he was to swear Fuqua, who is a native of Altha and lives in Marianna, has rep resented the Altha Town Council since 1991. He also represents the cities of Grand Ridge, Cottondale, Marianna and Calhoun County. THREE WALK OUT continued from the front page TALLAHASSEE The Florida Depart ment of Corrections an nounced the opening of the new Residential Con tinuum of Care (RCC) at Wakulla Correctional Institution Annex. This unique treatment facility is made up of special ized housing units that provide safer and more effective treatment for in mates with serious men tal impairments. Secretary Julie Jones said, Following more than two years of sup port and funding from Governor Scott and the Legislature, we are proud to announce the opening of our new Residential Continuum of Care at Wakulla Correctional. This facility is a testa ment to the Departments commitment to better serve inmates with se vere mental illness. The housing units will not only create a safer envi fellow inmates, but they will better prepare these inmates for reintegration into the general popula tion and communities upon release. The RCC provides evidence-based mental health services to re duce symptom severity and improve behavioral functioning. In addition to having an emotional support dog for inmates, the RCC features a wide range of programs in cluding art therapy, mu sic therapy, adult basic education and life and employability skills training. Groups and clubs include a Readers Theater for inmates to read plays aloud, Po etry Group and Wellness Group. The facility is made up of four dorms and houses approximately 540 in mates. Funding for the RCC and 104 additional positions to staff the spe cialized units was recom mended by the Governor islature in 2017. unit have completed the American Correctional Associations (ACA) ping them to securely supervise and aid in the treatment of these in mates. As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and super vises nearly 166,000 of fenders in the community. FDC opens new mental health facility at Wakulla Annex Florida College System Foundation awards state colleges over $1 million in scholarships ing held Sept. 14, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart presented Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega with a check for $1,032,177 to careers in health care. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said, These scholarships will open doors for students that otherwise might not have existed. I appreciate the Florida College System Foundation and our generous partners for helping Floridians achieve their academic and career goals. Each year, scholarships funded by the Helios Edu focus on relieving the national nursing shortage and attend college. The scholarships will help add nurses diverse population while meeting critical workforce needs. their family to attend college and more than 60 percent of students enrolled in the Florida College System are part-time students balancing life and work while pursuing their degree, said Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega. These scholarships provided by the Florida College System Foundation, in partnership with Helios Education Foundation partnered with Floridas 28 colleges to address the critical nursing and allied health workforce needs, by providing student scholarships to grow our states tal ent pipeline. "As an organization driven by our mission of help ing people and communities achieve better health, munity as these dedicated professionals serve on the frontline of care for our members and the communi honored to partner with the Florida College System Foundation to continue our support of scholarships nursing workforce in Florida." "An investment in Florida's students is an invest ment in the state's future workforce, said Paul Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation. Helios Education Foundation is proud to partner with the Florida College System Foundation to ensure experience the transformational power of education and are positioned for success in career and in life." The Florida College System Foundation has awarded the scholarships since 2001, said Tami Cul Foundation. These scholarships have changed lives and help students pursue their dreams, especially helping our health care students fund their education as they devote their futures to taking care of others as well as providing affordable and accessible educa This year, the Florida College System Foundation will award more than $1 million in scholarship funds to Floridas 28 colleges through the state. Students may apply for scholarships through their local college teria are based on local college requirements. For more information about the scholarships, visit 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 cruelty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: PHONE: (850) 880-6399 Email : This bundle of energy is Moony! Hes so happy and excitable, he doesnt sit still for long! He is a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier with. Hiking? Hes your guy! Tricks? Hes ready to learn! Running partner? Yep! Come meet Moony today and be ready for lots of kisses! Adoptables HELLO My name is Moony!


SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 rfn tb 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 2017 Ford Escape SE 2017 Nissan Versa S Plus 2017 Chrysler 300 $ 19,588 $ 24,388 $ 13,490 $ 17,388 35,805 MILES 15,262 MILES 24,917 MILES 11,686 MILES FOR EVERY CAR SOLD AT MILLER & MILLER LOCATIONS, $100 GOES TO THE SCHOOL OF THE CUSTOMERS CHOICE. rfn tb 2017 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 2017 Ford Escape SE 2017 Nissan Versa S Plus 2017 Chrysler 300 $ 19,588 $ 24,388 $ 13,490 $ 17,388 35,805 MILES 15,262 MILES 24,917 MILES 11,686 MILES FOR EVERY CAR SOLD AT MILLER & MILLER LOCATIONS, $100 GOES TO THE SCHOOL OF THE CUSTOMERS CHOICE. At the Pioneer Settlement in the dining room of the Yon Farm house you will TREASURES of the Pioneer Settlement THE SETTLEMENT continued from the front page Most of the help is from volunteers but the Settle manager, a part-time public relations coordinator and a groundskeeper. Maintenance is a big expense and the cost of in surance is off the wall, she said. The utility costs are high, especially in the winter time when we have work campers, she explained. Work campers are volunteers who live on the settle ment grounds for free in exchange for doing volun teer work at the Settlement. They have space for six campers to set up. The electric bill can go up to $2400 a month in the cold months; otherwise, it stays around $1600 to $1700. And, of course, theyre feeding chickens and other animals at different times, as well as buying food and supplies for the many events they hold. The only real income the settlement has is from annual memberships, admittance fees and building rentals for weddings, receptions and meetings. They charge $35 a year for family memberships and $20 for individual memberships. Other membership cat egories include Ancestors at $50, Pioneers at $100, Homesteaders at $250 (can be paid at $21 a month through PayPal) and Settlers at $500 (can be paid at $41 a month through PayPal). They raise a small amount from sales in the Set tlement store, where visitors can buy a number of unique items including knives fashioned in the blacksmith shop by Willard as well as iron hooks and other decorative items. They also have hand-crocheted dish cloths and shawls along with baby clothes and accessories as well as some childrens toys. The county commission allowed them to expand onto an adjoining piece of land where they have placed an old sharecroppers home from the Altha Community, along with a corncrib. They also grow sugar cane which is used in their syrup making demonstra tions. THE BOARD but we need a total of 10, said Linda. Through the years many community leaders have taken a turn at the table to share ideas, make decisions and help keep things running at the Settlement. But often, work and school sched ules, heath issues as well as family obli gations mean many can only serve for a limited time. When the board membership chang es, it can get a little costly. The settle ment is required to notify the state and must pay $35 each time someone leaves or joins the board of directors. What do board members do? A little bit of every thing. Cindy Reese, who has helped out at the Settle ment for years said board members approve purchas new ways to raise funds to keep the Settlement open. but had to step down due to health issues yet she still keeps a hand in and is currently training the new of She admitted its just been kind of chugging along ish because it has so much to offer. I want to see it grow, she said. I love this place. I do what I can to help out. Working at the Settlement is like being part of a family and thats why Ive stayed. She added that she wishes that people could just see the vision Willard has for this place. Mavis Willis has been a board member for about a year. She sees the value of the Settlement in a world rapidly expanding through technology and informa tion overload. Everybody lives such a fast-paced life now and they dont realize how people used to live, she said. Its important that we keep that alive.What does it take to be a board member or volunteer? You just have to care about your community and like the good feeling that you get by helping, she said. Wil lard and Linda have created all this and I want to help them keep it. BOARD MEMBERS: The most critical task for while keeping up the many events traditionally held on the grounds year-round. The board meets the sec ond Tuesday evening of every month at the settlement clubhouse. VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed for a num ber of varied tasks, which could included anything from sweeping off the porches to feeding the chick ens. They might even pick up a few skills from older, experienced volunteers who make repairs, help grind cane and craft items in the blacksmith shop. GRANT WRITER: After years of repairs, the Frink gym is in dire need of a new roof. Its leaking and we have to have some money to get that done, Mavis said. There are other opportunities for a grant writer to apply for money to keep the settlement in operation. They just need someone with the skill and dedication to pursue funding. EVENTS: The Settlement has provided so many special events over the years, its easy to take it for granted. Yes, you can go online to look up how to make a quilt, butcher a hog, craft iron into work tools and decorative items or make your own jam. But those skills take on new meaning when you can watch those tasks done in person and talk with the volunteers many in their 60s, 70s and 80s as they keep traditions alive. Some of the regular events include: October (in conjunction with Goat Day) Frink Gym from the Settlements Bat House come out at dusk If you would like to volunteer, make a donation or purchase a membership, call


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 TALLAHASSEE The Florida De partment of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that the Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2018 Urban and Community Forestry grant program. The program provides funding to local governments, educational institutions, Native Ameri groups for urban forestry projects with in their communities. As we prepare to assist our neigh bors already facing a potentially dev astating hurricane season, I urge our cities and counties to take advantage of this grant opportunity to more actively manage urban forests, said Flori da Forest Service Director Jim Karels. The Urban and Com munity Forestry grant pro gram is part of Florida's ongoing initiative to in crease and protect existing tree canopies in developed areas. The program is offered for projects implemented on public lands in all Florida counties. This year, the program will focus on promoting storm preparedness and storm recovery assis for up to $30,000 in matching grant funds. Program participant projects include: or assessment; preparedness planning; information and education; and due to storms. The Florida Forest Service will ac cept applications until Tuesday, Nov. 13. To submit a proposal or to learn more, contact your local Florida For est Service county forester or visit the Florida Urban and Community Forestry grant program webpage. All qualify ing applications will be evaluated and ranked for approval. The Florida Forest Service, a divi sion of the Florida Department of Agri culture and Consumer Services, manag es more than one million acres of public forest land while protecting homes, for estland and natural resources from the than 26 million acres. To learn more about Florida Forest Service programs, visit For more information visit www. Forest Service accepting Urban & Community Forestry grant applications Feel free to contact me at (850) 739-0296. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated! -Eddie McCalvin Political Ad. paid for and approved by Eddie McCalvin, REP for County Commission. for CALHOUN COMMISSION, DIST. 2 NEWS FROM THE PEWS Everyone is cordially invited to Abe Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. Speaker Elizabeth McCormick. We will celebrate Pastor Apprecia tion Day and birthday of our Pastor Al len Pitts. Lunch will be served after the morning service. Starting at 2 p.m. we will have a Ded ication Service of our newly remodeled fellowship room. The church is located at 13913 SW CR 275 in Blountstown. For more information please call (850) 674-5880 and leave a message. k Annual Ushers Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 23 beginning at 3 p.m. CT We invite you to attend this celebra Trumpet Jr. of Antioch Missionary Bap tist Church of Quincy. uniform. If you cannot attend, a donation is greatly appreciated. The church is located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown. For more information call Deaconess Cathy Bess at (850) 674-5832 or Deacon Gary Boyd at (850) 643-8405. ABOVE: Laurinda Smith Faircloth, owner of Merle Norman in Blountstown, cuts the ribbon surrounded by family, friends, city move to a new location. LEFT: After the ribbon-cutting, Jessica Todd Spears went inside to give a customer a trim. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS Merle Norman moves to 17451 Main Street North Altha receives $50,000 grant to develop recreation park ALTHA The town of Altha received a check for a $50,000 grant from the De Manager, Philip Spyckaboer, was in attendance at their council meeting on Thurs day, Sept. 13 to present the check. The funds will be used for development of the recreation center in Altha, which Join the Jackson ers for an informative two-hour workshop to learn about growing fall and winter vegetables on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. CT in the large auditorium at Jackson Marianna. There are wide range of cool-season vegeta bles that grow well in this area. In North Florida, fall is the time to plant: arugula, beets, broc coli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauli cabbage, collards, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, radishes, spin ach, strawberries and turnips. Just imagine how neat would it be to feed your family holiday meals made fresh from the bounty of your own gar den. While the particulars of growing each of these different crops cannot be discussed in total, this two-hour workshop will provide some of the core principles needed for a successful garden in the cool-season. The topics will include: cool-sea son vegetable options, tips for success, and crop fertilization. Spring vegetable gar dening has been very popular in this area for many years. But dont let your favorite garden patch, or your raised bed garden sit idly grow ing weeds until spring. There are some tasty vegetables that can be Fall Vegetable Garden Workshop set for planted this fall. There will be a reg istration fee of $10 per person payable at the door. Snacks, handouts and other goodies will be given out to every par ticipant. Please contact the Jackson County Exten sion Service at (850) formation and to reserve your place in the class. Support conservation while having fun this National Hunting and Fishing Day Florida has abundant outdoor recre ational opportunities. The state boasts public access to a wide array of hunt ing activities. It is the Fishing Capital of the World and has one of the largest wildlife management area systems in the country. and Fishing Day Saturday, Sept. 22 by enjoying all the state has to offer, and make a difference, as well. I hope many Florida residents and visitors will participate in one of the many outdoor activities that Florida has to offer in recognition of National Hunting and Fishing Day. Participat ing in these outdoor activities is not only fun, it also results in supporting conservation efforts, said Eric Sutton, Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The FWC encourages fellow conservationists to show appreciation for how they got involved in hunting, ing, hiking, or other outdoor recreation al activities. To share a memory from the outdoors, post a picture to social fourth Saturday in September as a special day to honor hunters and an glers for their leadership in conserving by continually participating in these outdoor sports and by ensuring that their licenses remain valid. This group is a valuable part of natural resource conservation and you can be, too. Additionally, when you purchase you play a major role in this program ceives depends, in part, on the number of licenses issued, Sutton said.


The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $20. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: ADS: JOURNAL STAFF Johnny Eubanks....................Publisher Teresa Eubanks..........................Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro.................Advertising Patricia Sherrod...Production Assistant OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Wednesday, Sept. 19 Thursday Sept. 20 Friday, Sept. 21 Saturday, Sept. 22 Monday, Sept. 24 Sunday, Sept. 23 Tuesday, Sept. 25 Blountstown Rotary Club noon CT at Calhoun County Senior Citizens Center Chip Priority meeting 2 to 3 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Civic Center BIRTHDAYS: James Flowers, Devin Herndon & Stacy Batson AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford BIRTHDAYS: Gwen Cumbaa, Sonya Capps & Stephen Foster 8 p.m. ET at Liberty County High School BIRTHDAYS: Greg Solomon & Al Lawson Storytime 10:30 a.m. ET at Hosford Library Writers Guild 1 p.m. CT at Blountstown Library Peanut Boil 5:30 to 8 p.m. CT at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement BIRTHDAYS: Shaula Jerkins, Jamie Lynn Chason & Rhonda Pumphrey BIRTHDAYS: Vicki Woodward, Marc Tomlinson, Paul Lampkin, Amy Alderman & Jared Roberts Calhoun Co. Industrial Development Authority 5 p.m. CT at Calhoun Co. Airport Grief Support 5 p.m. CT at Blountstown United Methodist Church LC Bulldog Club 7 p.m. ET BIRTHDAYS: Ouida Strickland, Kathryn Rainwater, Kennedy Copeland & Dennis Cobb Calhoun County Commission 6 p.m. CT Order of the Eastern Star #179 7 p.m. CT at Dixie Lodge in Blountstown AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford 7 p.m. ET at Apalachee Restaurant Wildflower alert Yaupon Blacksenna by Eleanor Dietrich, Florida Panhandle We have two species of Blacksenna that grow in our area. The species pictured here (Seymeria cassioides, with smooth petals) grows in damper areas and the Piedmont Blacksenna (Seymeria pectinata) has hairy on both are yellow. The plants are bushy and can grow up to three feet tall and be ly parasitic on the roots of pine trees. They are also one of the larval host plants for the ber and October and can be seen along the roadsides. Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance ( The Calhoun-Liberty Writers Guild meets each fourth Saturday at the Blountstown Library starting at 1 p.m. CT except for posted holidays. Are you interested in writing? Have you begun a novel, a short story, an ar ticle or a journal, but gotten stumped on creativity and havent an inkling on how to continue? Maybe you have a few ideas or characters youd like to work on, but no idea how to get started. No registration required, just come and talk to other writers. This months program will be held Sept. 22 and includes writing some thing about: Whats the weather out side your window doing right now? Further information call (850) 6745200 or (850) 762-8280 and ask for Darlene Earhart. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having a Jam and Jelly Making Class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT on Sat urday, Sept. 22. You will learn a step-by-step begin ners recipe for a simple and fun pro cess that will work like a charm. Come learn how your grandmother used to make jam or jelly. Share the experience with a loved one and make a lasting memory. Space is limited, please call and make reservations. The class is $15 with a required $10 deposit. All sup plies are provided. To make reservations or for more information, call (850) 674-2777 or Next Jam & Jelly Making Class at the Settlement set for Saturday, Sept. 22 Skeet Shoot and Auction Sept. 29 The Board of Liberty Community Health Care, Inc. is proud to sponsor a skeet shoot and auction on Saturday, Sept. 29. Registration begins at 8 a.m. ET and the competition begins at 9 a.m. ET It will be held at the corner of Man nie Rudd Rd and SR 20 in Hosford. team or $25 per person. It will cost $5 for 10 practice shots. Come out for a little friendly competition! The auction will be held at 11 a.m. ET Items include a shotgun, hog hunt, gift cards, merchandise, services and much more! Lunch plates will be available at 11 a.m. ET Doobie Hayes BBQ pork sandwich box is $5. There will also be other food, shaved ice, games and fam ily fun! munity Health Care, Inc. A 501c3 nonrural communities. For more information, please contact the Hosford Clinic at (850) 379-5800 Like us and share on Facebook. Up dates coming soon! Register now for Calhoun Chamber's After a summer break, the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is host ing their September Back to Busi ness luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11:45 a.m. CT at Rivertown Commu nity Church in Blountstown. This meeting will feature various local businesses and community orga nizations. Instead of one main speaker, we want to hear from our members! Do you have: fered mote? If so, let us know! Let us know as soon as possible, so we can include you in event promos. Each speaker will have 2-4 minutes, and handouts or oth er giveaways are encouraged! If you have something youd like to share, please send us: minutes?) Deadline to be on added to the pro gram is Thursday, Sept. 20. The Chamber's monthly meeting is a great chance to network, make con nections, get the latest on happenings in Calhoun County, and enjoy a deli cious lunch! Please register to attend no later than Monday, Sept. 24 to assist with plan ning. All members and non-members are invited to attend! In celebration of National Public Lands Day, the Florida Department of Environmental Pro tection invites Florida residents and visitors to participate in volunteer events at Floridas state parks, aquatic preserves and National Estuarine Re search Reserves Saturday, Sept. 22. Sept. 22 is National Public Lands Day, the nations largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. DEP will join partners in offering statewide beach and trail cleanups, ex otic plant removals, native plantings, and informational sessions throughout the week to promote volunteerism and encourage the preservation of Floridas natural resources. National Public Lands Day events in Northwest Florida include: at Three Rivers State Park in Sneads on Satur day, Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon CT Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in Port St. Joe on Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to noon B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Tal lahassee on Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to noon Find a National Public Lands Day event near you. Join your community in volunteer conservation while enjoying natural beauty DEP to host National Public Lands Day volunteer events in NW Florida BIRTHDAYS: Shatashia Deveaux, Carla Peacock, Carolyn Drew, Karen Mayo & Kansas Gowan The Southwell family will be hav ing their annual reunion at the Chipola Community Church Fellowship Hall at 16555 NE Jim Godwin Rd. in Altha on Saturday, Sept. 29. We will be gather ing at 10:30 a.m. CT to visit and we will eat at 12 noon. CT All family members and friends are invited to attend. Please bring a covered dish and or a dessert. Paper products, silverware, cups and drinks will be furnished. For more information, call (850) 674-1230. Southwell Family Reunion Sept. 29 Calling all vendors! We are looking for vendors for Blountstown Main Street's 2nd Annual 'America Fest' (Veterans Day Festival) Saturday, Nov. 10! Sign up to be a vendor on our web site at The deadline to register is Oct. 10. Around 25 vendors needed for Festival


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 MEETING OPENING Chairwoman Tina Tharpe called the meet ing to order at 5:05 pm. Members present were Chairwoman Tharpe, Doobie Hayes, Kyle Ped die, Roger Reddick, and James Flowers. Super intendent David Summers and J. David House, Attorney, were also present. B. Prayer/Pledge The prayer was offered by Peddie and the pledge was led by Reddick. PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING A. The hearing on the Tentative Budget was opened at 5:05 pm B. Public Comment on budget (Limit 5 min utes) None C. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve setting the tentative required local effort millage rate at 3.956. D. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve setting the tentative discretionary operating mill age rate at 0.748. E. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve Setting the Tentative Discretionary Local Capital Improvement Millage Rat at 1.5. F. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve Resolution 18-1 (includes all millage rates). G. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve adopting the Tentative Budget H. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve Resolution 18-02 (tentative Budget). I. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve at 5:15 pm. PUBLIC COMMENTS None LINTON DUE PROCESS HEARING NEOLA Policy #3140 Aaron Day presided over the hearing rep resenting the Liberty County High School. He account of the incidents which resulted in Sgt. Major Linton being placed on Leave Without Pay. Linton then gave his account of the incidents. Flowers made a motion to accept the Super without pay for June, Reddick seconded the mo tion, and the motion carried unanimously. Superintendent Summers stated that it had been a very busy summer and reminded those present that the Back to School Breakfast will be August 6 at 8:00 a.m. at the Civic Center. ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA A. Add Emergency Items A-D. B. Delete 9 D APPROVE THE AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the agenda with changes noted above. APPROVE THE MINUTES A. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the minutes from the June 28, 2018, Special Board Meeting. CONSENT ITEMS A. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the District Mental Health Plan for the 2018-19 SY. B. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve Creating Two Licensed Mental Health Counsel or to be paid from the Mental Health Allocation Funds. C. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to D. DELETE E. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the School Risk Assessments for Liberty County High School, W.R. Tolar K-8 School, and Hosford Elementary and Junior High School submitted by with the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Public Safe ty act of 2018. F. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the District Assessment Calendar for the 2018-2019 SY. G. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the Liberty County Schools Code of Student Conduct & Policy Guide for 2018-2019 SY. H. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the Liberty County Schools Student Progression Plan, Pre-K Grade 12 for the 2018-2019 SY. I. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the use of Corporal Punishment as outlined in School Board Policy # 5630. J. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve changing the Sumatra Route supplement from $9,000.00 a year to $5,000.00. K. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to ap prove changing the Vilas Route supplement to $5,000.00 a year. L. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the Personnel consent Table for July 30, 2018. NEW HIRES/TRANSFERS General Funds, Abbi Fletcher, 6 hr. Lunch room Worker, Hosford, Effective 08/13/18 General Funds, Debbie Eddleman, Health Aid III, Tally Route, Effective 08/13/18 ACTION ITEMS A. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the renewal of the contract with Capital Health Plan for employee health insurance at the quoted rates for the 2018-2019 SY. B. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the agreement between the Liberty County School Board and the Department of Juvenile Justice for the 2018-2019 SY. C. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School D. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Britt Day to provide Speech Lan guage Pathology for up to 28 hours per week37 weeks per school year, at the rate of $60.00 per hour for the 2018-2019 SY. Total Contract Cost $62,160.00 E. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between Liberty County School Board and Janice Williams for Speech Language Pathology for up to 17 hours per week for 36 weeks at $55.00 for the 2018-2019 SY. F. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Speech Language Pathology Assis tant, Kara Bradley, SLPA, up to 38 hours per week at $35.00 per hour for 37 weeks for the 2018-2019 SY. Total Cost of Contract $42,180.00 G. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the Contract between Liberty County School Board and Specialized Education Associates, LLC., for Vision Services; 20 hours per week, $60 per hour for a total of $49,400.00 for the 2018-2019 SY. H. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between Liberty County School Board and Myla Wahlquist for Physical Therapy for up to 12 hours a week, 36 weeks at $65.00 per hour for the 2018-2019 SY. Total Contract Cost: $28,080. I. Motion was made by Peddie, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Occupational Therapy Contract Pre mier Therapy and Rehab, PLLC d/b/a Tessa By ler for up to 30 hours per week for 36 weeks for the 2018-2019 SY. Total Contract cost: $59,400. J. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between Liberty County School Board and Community Wellness Counseling and Support Services, Inc. for the 2018-2019 SY. K. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Flowers, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and Simmons Consulting, LLC., for the 2018-2019 SY. BOARD MEMBER ITEMS Chairwoman Tharpe reminded everyone of the breakfast. Peddie inquired about the status of the A/C at Tolar gym. Flowers complimented the work done at the Tolar playground, thanked Roberts and Roberts for donating the backhoe to move dirt and stated that the mulch will be here tomorrow. EMERGENCY ITEMS A. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Peddie, and carried unanimously to approve the Revised Salary Schedule effective July 31, 2018. B. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the Work Base Learning Experience (WBLE) Voca tional Rehabilitation contract for the 2018-19 SY. C. Motion was made by Flowers, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the contract between the Liberty County School Board and the Liberty County Arts Council for the 2018-2019 SY. D. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve dum from the 2017-2018 contract for Administra tive Services in the amount of $750.00. ADJOURNMENT A. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 6:34 pm. Approved: Sept. 11, 2018 __________________ David H. Summers Superintendent Tina Tharpe Board Chairwoman Chairman Woody Stewart called this meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with Council mem bers Tom Clemons, John Ritter, Ellen Lewis, and Brigham Shul er present. Attorney D. Jack son Summers, Mayor Steven Cutshaw, and City Clerk Robin Hatcher were also present. Councilwoman Lewis of fered the Invocation. Fire Chief Hobby led the Pledge of Alle giance. Councilman Shuler moved to approve the Agenda, sec onded by Councilman Clem ons, carried by all. Councilman Shuler moved minutes, seconded by Council man Ritter, approved by all. Councilman Shuler moved to approve the monthly bills for payment, seconded by Council man Ritter, all voted in favor. CDBG SECOND PUBLIC HEARING Chairman Stewart opened the CDBG 2 nd Public Hearing at 6:35 p.m. Noah Byler, P.E., Dewberry Engineers, Inc. for comments regarding the proposed 2017 CDBG Neighborhood Revital ization Application. comments Chairman Stewart opened the Public Comment Period. There were no public comments. Chairman Stewart closed the public comment pe riod at 6:42 p.m. discussion of the proposed 2017 CDBG Neighborhood Re vitalization Project, Chairman Stewart closed the CDGB 2 nd Public Hearing. Councilman Stewart read aloud, in its entirety, proposed City of Bristol Resolution #2018-01, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL, FLORIDA, CITY COUNCIL, AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOP MENT BLOCK GRANT APPLI CATION, FINDING THE APPLI CATION CONSISTENT/NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THE LOCAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, COMMITTING FUNDS TO THE PROJECT, AUTHO RIZING THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE CERTAIN DOCU MENTS PERTAINING TO THE GRANT, AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE. Councilman Clemons moved to Adopt Resolution #2018-01, to approve the CDBG NR application as pre pared, to authorize proper execution of same, and to authorize Engineer Byler to submit the Application to the Department of Economic Op portunity (DEO) on behalf of the City of Bristol. Coun cilman Ritter seconded this motion. Motion carried unani mously. Chairman Stewart called a Council Workshop to be held on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. EST to discuss all property standards, nuisance abatement, and code enforce ment issues. Councilman Shuler moved to make a memorial contribu tion of $100.00 to the American Cancer Society in the name of former Councilman Ed Yank Botting who passed away on July 15, 2018, seconded by Councilman Ritter, carried by all. In regards to an inquiry re garding whether Medical Mari juana Dispensaries are allowed in the City of Bristol, the Council agreed, by general consensus, to authorize City Planner Tony Arrant to respond to the inquiry on behalf of the City of Bristol. SITE PLAN HEARING At 6:55 p.m. Chairman Stewart opened a Site Plan Hearing to consider approval of a Site Plan proposing to change the use of an existing structure located at 10611 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida from a residen tial use to a commercial use, to be used as Professional Admin Area Community Outreach and Community Wellness Counsel ing & Support Services. City Planner Tony Arrant for comments and to facilitate the hearing. Arrant informed the Coun cil that the proposed Site Plan Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Codes. Arrant cants Michael and Winter Col lins for comments. Following their comments, Chairman Stewart opened the Public Comment Period. There being no public comments, Chairman Stewart closed the Public Comment Period. cussed the Site Plan applica tion. Councilman Shuler moved to approve the Site Plan submit ted by Michael and Winter Col lins, seconded by Councilman Clemons, carried unanimously. Chairman Stewart closed the Site Plan Hearing a 7:02 p.m. Councilman Shuler suggest ed that the Council begin pay ing the City of Bristol Volunteer Currently the city pays its The Council requested that Clerk Hatcher research histori cal data to give them an idea how much impact this would No action was taken at this time. Councilman Ritter request ed that anticipated agenda items be distributed to Council members as the clerk receives them to allow for more research time prior to the meeting rather than waiting to email them with the Agenda Packet just days prior to the meeting. Clerk Hatcher indicated that she would be glad to comply with There being no further business, Councilman Shuler moved to adjourn, seconded by Councilwoman Lewis, all voted in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. ---------------------------City Clerk: Robin M. 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SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 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 Lynn Porter and Sandy Barrentine are pleased to an nounce the engage ment of their daugh ter, Tori Porter to Jeremy OBryan, son of Lisa and Dar ryl OBryan. Tori received an Associates of Radio logic Science degree from Keiser Univer sity in 2016. She is currently working as a Radiologic Tech nologist for Jackson Hospitals Chipola Quick Care facility. Jeremy received a FireFighter II and from Chipola Col lege in 2014. He is currently working as a captain for Marian na Fire and Rescue. Tori is the grand daughter of John and Helen Rudd, the late James Porter, Daisy Barrentine and the late C.B. Barrentine. Jeremy is the grandson of Joanne and Bobby OBryan, Billy Ray Smth, Ed and Eleanor Ligon. A Saturday, Nov. 3 wedding is planned at Magnolia Bay in Dothan, AL. Barrentine, OBryan to wed Nov. 3 in Dothan Marianna are pleased to announce the en gagement and upcom ing marriage of their daughter, Mallory Purvis, son of Gary Wayne and Monica Purvis of Blount stown. The bride-elect is the maternal grand daughter of Eugene and Sue Barnes of Marianna. She is the paternal granddaugh ter of the late Evelyn na and the late Eugene The future groom is the maternal grand son of William and Janice Malone of Blountstown and the late Hewston Wilson of Atmore, AL. He is the paternal grandson of Gary Purvis and the late Susan Purvis of Atmore, AL. Mallory is a 2014 graduate of Marianna High School, received her AA Degree from Chipola College. She will graduate from Wallace Community College with an Asso ciate Degree in Nurs ing in December 2018. Brandon is a 2013 graduate of Blount stown High School, received his AA De gree from Chipola College and gradu ated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He is employed with Dewberry Engineers of Blountstown. The wedding will take place at Circle S Plantation in Marianna beginning at 3 p.m. CT on Nov. 10. Family and friends are wel come to share this spe cial time with them. weddings BRITTYN GRAY LONGFELLOW Brittyn Gray Longfellow celebrated her 8 th birth day on Sept. 14. She is the daughter of Joe and Meris Shuler Longfellow of Tallahassee. Her grandparents include Bob and Jamie Longfellow of Tallahassee and the late Jerry and Gail Shul er. Her great-grandparents include Lucia Cam pos of Hunting, WV, Frank and Francine Simp son of San Antonio, TX and Elizabeth Simpson TALLAHASSEE The Tallahassee Commu nity College Foundation has awarded scholarships to two TCC students from Calhoun and Lib McClellan, Sewell receive scholarships to attend TCC erty counties. Gabriel McClellan of Blountstown has received the GTO Scholarship and Selene Sewell of Hosford has received Al fred I. Dupont Scholarship and Bank of America Dream Mak ers Scholar ship. birthday of Huntington, WV. Brittyn is loving second grade and en joys playing soft ball on the same team as her sis ter and playing spies at home with her brother and sister. She was very excited to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints on her birthday as well. She wants to be a mommy or a mermaid when she grows up.


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 COMMENTARY A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Late Night Laughs An anti-Republican budget WASHINGTON Un der any other presidents watch, this would be big news, that the budget billion. Thanks to Presi dent Trumps tax cut, cor porate tax revenue fell 30 percent in the last 11 months, and the need for social services remains despite the good econ omy. Wages are only now starting to rise, and mid dle-class Americans continue to struggle. Ac cording to a new survey by the Economic Policy Institute, chief executives make 271 times more more. percent down from 70 percent, and he called it the budget. Now that President Trump is in the talk of a balanced budget, and politicians in both cits of this size have not been seen since World War II. Spending more money than we have to Americans is unnecessary and irresponsible. Trump is not known for thinking through the consequences of his actions. He does what feels ing into the midterm election when the party in power typically loses seats. Ironically, the tax cut is not proving the boon Voters are smart, and they realize the bulk of the of the income scale, and theyre not happy about that. What Trump is doing championed balanced Herbert Hoover. Hoover was wrong to refuse it rose under his leadership. President Clinton was forced into paying at Perot raised public awareness of the issue, and Clinton raised taxes on the highest earners from Clinton left the country with a budget sur George W. Bush, blew through that surplus with a big tax cut of his own and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that were waged on credit. crat either when it comes to the economy. Hes a Trumpster, which means he acts in his own short-term interest. We now have the biggest presidents ago, and there should be a bipartisan effort to restrain this president. Instead, both sides are acting like theres no tomorrow, as though the day of reckoning can forever, but while hes there, he should be rec ognized as the threat that he is to the nations WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift An Oregon romance novelist who published an essay titled How to Murder Your Husband was arrested for the alleged murder of her husband. But her lawyer is more concerned about her oth er essay, How to Poison Your Lawyer. SETH MEYERS The FDA is said to be cracking down on teenage reason your Uber smells like pineapple turpen tine whenever you get in it. JIMMY KIMMEL A new study found that just 52 percent of adults said they read books, while the other 48 percent said, Duh. SETH MEYERS I heard that South Korea has stress cafes where people can go to take a break from their day, or as they are known here in America, bars. JIMMY FALLON Amazon is going to sell Christmas trees this the year. Live 7-foot Christmas trees will be avail ing lots, too. JIMMY KIMMEL called Swiped. Did you guys hear about this? People thought the preview looked good, but when they showed up, it looked like a complete ly different movie. JIMMY FALLON Playboy just announced that starting in 2019, Go dig up the issues your uncle buried in the woods. STEPHEN COLBERT A man in New York bought a $10 million win ning lottery ticket while at a convenience store to buy treats for his dog. Which came as a ma treats? SETH MEYERS Apple had another one of its big product unveil ings. At the event, Apple launched a bunch of new products, including several new versions of the iPhone X. One of the new phones has a 6.5inch screen and can withstand being underwater both tremendously big and tremendously wet. JAMES CORDEN According to a nationwide customer survey, Americans have named Taco Bell as the best Mexican restaurant in the U.S. Said Mexico, SETH MEYERS Archaeologists in South Africa have discovered perts think the crude, simple drawing on a rock was created more than 70,000 years ago. And ing work meeting. While a bunch of starving one guy was like, Hey is it cool if I take a per sonal day to hang back and work on my art? JAMES CORDEN


SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY Dear Young Me, I hope you are well. Its been so long since Ive seen you, I forgot what a kid you are. You are eighteen. And even though you dont know this, you are very, very stupid. But thats okay. Stupidity isnt all bad. You have big ideas. Im tempted to call them dreams. But then, they arent dreams. Dreams are ambitious things. You arent am bitious. You start a project, then peter out. Youve been told youre lazy, and slow, and not good at things you do. But Im writ ing to say that you are good enough. If you remember nothing else I write, please remember that last sentence. You once had a girlfriend tell you and in one case, even her mother told you that you were going nowhere. You believed them. Youre watching friends get accepted into good colleges. Theyve set compasses for their lives. They are doing well for them selves. Everyone seems to be succeeding. Ex cept you. Take heart, Young Me. Your life is going to be full of surprises. You dont know it yet. You have no idea whats around the corner. None. I get excited just thinking about it. For example: you will meet a beautiful woman who knows how to make beauti ful biscuits. You will marry, and you will be beautifully poor. So, so poor. And it will only make you happier. Lets see. What else? Youll total a few trucks. You will have back surgery. And on one occasion, you will be lost in Toledo, OH without a car. And brace yourself for what I am about to say: The Chicago Cubs will win a World Series. I am dead serious about this. When this happens, you will shout at your television even though you arent a Cubs fan. Even though your wife is asleep in the other room. You will meet a dog named Ellie Mae, who will change you. She will look at you and see perfection. No human will ever see this in you. Because its not actually there. But this dog will give you the holy gift that only ca nines can give. You will visit the mountain grave of your father after a lifetime of avoiding it. When you visit, you will see something incredible at the summit. Something fairy tales are made of. And it will feel like coming home. You will touch old scars and they wont hurt. And when you least expect it, you will be come a writer. It will be an overnight explosion in your brain. It will almost be like having a stroke only in reverse. It will feel as though some one woke you from a nap. Your life will begin again. It will happen when youre an adult. You will be camping in Indian Pass of all places. Something will come over you one afternoon. You will be looking at the Gulf of Mexico. Your bloodhound will be with you. The stars will align, and you will feel it. And you will say to yourself: Hey, maybe Ill try writing. It will be that simple. That same night, you will write a few hundred words and they will change the direction of your life. For good. Now, I dont want to mislead you. Life wont be easy. For starters, not everyone will like you. And people who reject you will not feel sorry about it. Not everyone is nice. Some people are downright mean. Almost everyone is greedy. ple who ride this two-lane highway of life. People who have the capacity to love beyond their capacity. And when you get older, you will feel less alone. And alive. And revitalized. And whole. And happy. And youll realize that the souls of your late loved ones are not dead, but hang And when you reach the end of your life, Sean, I hope you remember this humble let ter. It was written on a warm September night, I hope you think to yourself: I am so lucky. So, so lucky. I wish I could go back and do it all over again. I envy you. You have no idea what awaits because you are, more or less, a complete bozo. I know this because I am also a com plete bozo. And what a gift our ignorance is. Because if we knew what is in our future, wed only screw it up. Anyway, I have to go now. I love you. 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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 BHS TIGERS Blountstown Health & Rehab Please stop by the CNA CLASS by Michael DeVuyst, BLOUNTSTOWN The Blount stown Tigers scored early and held on late against the Northview Chiefs to secure a huge win looking forward to the end of the year playoff scenario last week. Blountstown received the opening kickoff but a lost fumble ended their drive at the Northview 40 yard line. Northview took advantage of the gift and went on a 10 play drive scoring on an 8 yard run with 5:47 to play in the 1 st quarter. The extra point was no good but the Chiefs took the early 6-0 lead. That lead did not last long. On the next play after the kickoff, Treven Smith took a handoff to the right sideline and outraced everyone 65 yards to the endzone. James Shores tacked on one of his three extra points on the night giving the Tigers the 7-6 lead. After a forced three and out by the Tiger defense, the Blountstown offense struck again. The Tigers found pay dirt TD catch by Alex Valdez from Trent Peacock. With 2:01 left in the 1 st quar ter the Tigers extended their lead to 146. The Tiger defense came up big once again on Northviews next possession when Treven Smith intercepted a pass and returned it 34 yards down to the Northview 3 yard line. On the next play, Abrey Johnson bulldozed his way to the paint as the Ti gers took the 20-6 lead at the end of the 1 st quarter. The 2 nd quarter opened up with backto-back punts. The Chiefs would cut midway through the second quarter. An 82 yard drive was capped off with an 18 yard TD catch and the extra point shaved the Blountstown lead to 20-13 with 5:52 to go in the half. As good teams do, the Tiger offense answered the Chief score with a score of their own. A failed onside kick at tempt by the Chiefs gave the Tigers 47 yard line. Four plays later, Smith found the endzone again on a 24 yard TD catch from Peacock. The Tigers took the 27-13 lead with 4:09 left in the half. Blounstown looked poised to take that lead in the half but Northview had other plans. Northview drove into Tiger territory and converted a 3 rd and 18 taking the ball down to the Tiger 17 yard line with 8 seconds left in the half. The Chiefs lined up for one last play in the half and heaved a prayer into the endzone that was answered with a 17 yard TD catch. The extra point attempt was no good but the Chiefs cut the Ti ger lead to one possession at 27-19 to The 3 rd quarter went scoreless as fa tigue began to set in on both sides. The 4 th quarter began with an incredible defensive stand by the home standing Tigers. th quarter, Northview faced a 4th and 2 from the Blountstown 13 yard line. Treven Smith stuffed the run for a one yard gain and the Tiger defense thwarted the Chiefs th down giving the ball back to the Chiefs on the Northview 37 yard line with 9:16 left in the game. Northview would cross mid second interception on the night giving the ball back to the Tigers with 6:07 left clinging onto the 27-19 lead. Blountstown would put the nail in drive. Big runs by Montarious Brown, Trent Peacock and Kentrell Lawson ended with a Lawson 11 yard TD run. Alex Valdez tacked on the 2 point con with 3:32 left. The Tiger offense was effective on the ground grinding out 330 yards on 36 carries and gaining 408 total yards on 41 plays for an amazing 10 yard per play average. Treven Smith lead the rushing attack with 128 yards on 13 carries. Lawson added 95 yards on just 5 carries. Montarious Brown chipped in 39 yards. Tiger QB Trent Peacock went 3-5 passing for 78 yards with 2 TDs to Smith and Valdez. The Blountstown defense bent a little ished with 19 tackles including a sack. Linebacker Zeb Kelley was close be hind with 16 tackles and Treven Smith tions. Blas OBryan and Montarious Brown chipped in 9 tackles apiece. Blountstown (3-1) will make the short trip across the Apalachicola River this Friday night to take on the Liberty County Bulldogs (2-2). Liberty County beat Franklin County last week 6-0. The Bulldogs will look to avenge a 65-0 loss to the Tigers last year. Game time this Friday, Sept. 21 in Bristol will be 7:00 p.m. CT UP NEXT: Liberty County LEFT: Kentrell Lawson (#15) breaks free for an 11 yard touchdown run. BELOW: Coach Chris Jenkins signals a Tiger touchdown. LEFT: Trent Peacock (#4) and Tavis Simp son (#5) swarm a Chief. BELOW: Alex Valdez (#11) Brad ley Cheuvront (#50) bring down an oppo nent. RIGHT: Ken trell Lawson (#15) and Trent Peacock (#4) tackle the North view ball carrier. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS


SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 By Lauren Harger Welcome back to the Bulldog Beat! In this issue, we'll be putting a spotlight on our JROTC program. Led by Captain Jason Dense, the program is being pulled in a whole new direction this school year. The competition teams are being com pletely revamped; practices began at the beginning of the school year and now they are starting to real ly get their team members set and serious for when compe tition arrives throughout the year. (or Marksmanship), Colorguard and Raiders, the earliest event being Raiders in the fall. Team member Elena Hamm says,"I'm excited! I'm not really nervous be our team!" The JROTC program is also doing their part to get more involved in school activitiesthey are currently planning on starting up a spirit team to help pump up the fans and support the Fighting Bulldawgs at our home games. ing out "D-A-W-G-S" every time we get a touchdown and doing their best to scream loud for our team. The boys would sincerely ap preciate your support this Thurs day night as the JV teams plays against Wewa, as well as this Fri day as Varsity takes on the Blount stown Tigers! Here at the school, we've been keeping spirits high for these games by participating in a spirit weekMonday was camo day, Tuesday was sunglasses day, today is pajama day, tomorrow is hat day and Friday is Garnet and Gold day. LCHS BULLDOG BEAT Nominations are being accepted for the crown bear coronation. Any kindergarten student at Blountstown Elementary or Carr school is eligible. To nominate someone, drop off the childs name, later than Friday, Sept. 28 by noon. By Chloe Taylor We would like to thank everyone who participated in the fun draiser "Smooches in September." Our FFA chapter was able to raise $432 dollars! The mon ey was raised to help our cer Leadership Training Conference. Specials thanks to our administration and SRO Randy McCroan for be ing such good sports. Croan "won" the contest, they all were willing to kiss the pig to the delight of our students and staff. Also a special thanks to Lazy Acres Farm for pro viding one lucky pig! CALHOUN LIBERTY SCHOOL MENUS *LIBERTY COUNTY MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk. BREAKFAST: Chicken biscuit, hash browns, choice of cereal, fresh/cupped fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket or choice of pizza: cheese, 4-meat or Buffalo chicken DAILY SPECIAL: Nachos with meat, cheese SIDES: Lettuce and tomato, tortilla chips, salsa, taco sauce, fresh/cupped fruit or fries or tator tots BREAKFAST: Pancakes, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh/cupped fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket or choice of pizza: cheese, 4-meat or Buffalo chicken DAILY SPECIAL: Teriyaki, General Tso or sweet and sour chicken S IDES : Fried rice, egg roll, broccoli, fresh/cupped fruit or fries or tator tots BREAKFAST: fresh/cupped fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket or choice of pizza: cheese, 4-meat or Buffalo chicken DAILY SPECIAL: Burger slider SIDES: Line salad, fries, fresh/cupped fruit BREAKFAST: Ham and cheese breakfast taco, hash browns, choice of cereal, fresh cup of fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket or choice of pizza: cheese, 4-meat or Buffalo chicken DAILY SPECIAL: Corn dog SIDES: Mac & cheese, green peas, line salad, fresh/cupped fruit or fries, tater tots BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, sausage links, choice of cereal, fresh cup of fruit LUNCH: Chicken strip basket or choice of pizza: cheese, 4-meat or Buffalo chicken DAILY SPECIAL: Salisbury steak SIDES: Mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, line salad or fries, tator tots BREAKFAST: Pancakes, turkey sausage, fruit LUNCH: Pepperoni pinwheel sandwich, Mexican pizza, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or chef salad SIDES: Baked beans, Caesar salad, fruit BREAKFAST: Sausage biscuit, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Chicken Parmesan with pasta and whole grain roll or crispy chicken sandwich, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or taco salad and tortilla chips SIDES: Easy baked carrots, steamed broccoli, fruit BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, turkey sausage, fruit LUNCH: Pizza, pepperoni turkey 4x6, hamburger, cheeseburger or chef salad SIDES: Baked potato wedges, sliced tomatoes/ lettuce, fresh garden salad, fruit BREAKFAST: Pancake on a stick, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Chicken tenderloin, ham and cheese sandwich or chef salad SIDES: Sweet whole kernel corn or fresh crunchy baby carrots with ranch dressing BREAKFAST: Egg and cheese biscuit, potato nuggets, fruit LUNCH: Macho nachos, BBQ chicken quesadilla, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or chicken Caesar salad SIDES: Black beans, diced tomato and lettuce, fruit MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol DENTAL CLINIC ALTHA SCHOOL W.R. Tolars 8th grade will host a Bingo fundraiser Satur day, Sept. 29 from 6 9 p.m. ET in the W.R. Tolar School lunch room. The cost for one card is $3 or two cards for $5. Come play the game to sup port W.R. Tolar 8th grade class trip! Are you the sexiest (wo)man around? Do people break their neck looking when you walk by? Do you rock that dress bet ter than Kim Kardashian? Are you poised with beauty and grace? Enter the Womanless Beauty Pageant and prove it! It will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. ET at Veterans Me morial Civic Center. Deadline to enter is Friday, Oct. 12. The entry fee is $10. Event entry fee for the public is $5 per person. All proceeds go to benefit the Tolar 8th grade. For more infor mation call Sharee Bunkley at (850) 509-0747 or Mary Martina at (850) 879-6859. BHS NEWS THIS WEEK Liberty County schools will be hav ing a presentation of Dealing with so cial media on Monday, Sept. 24 from 5 6 p.m. ET in the Hosford School Lunchroom. The presenters will be Sheriff Eddie Joe White, Sgt. Chad Smith, SRD Program Supervisor, who is liaison between LCSO and Lib erty County Schools, Darrell Johnson, School Safety Coordinator and Robert Ramer, School Resource Deputy. Topics presented will be cyber bul lying, online threats, privacy issues, monitoring apps and how parents can be more involved. All Hosford, W.R. Tolar and LCHS students and parents are invited to at tend. The Varsity Lady Ti gers went 5-0 in games this past week, get ting straight set wins against Liberty County, Port St Joe, Bozeman, Chipley and Baker. JV also had an un defeated week beat ing Liberty County in 3 and then straight set wins over Port St Joe and Bozeman. Against Liberty County, Emma Cas taneda had 3 aces, Lani Pyles had 5 kills, Shelbi Dawson had 2 blocks, and Layla Bailey had 11 digs. Leading the JV against Bozeman was Megan McWaters with 5 aces, Lani Pyles with 4 kills,and Shelbi Dawson and Emma Castaneda had 1 block each. Against Port St Joe Destiny Tucker had 4 aces and Emma Cas taneda, Megan McWa ters, and Lani Pyles had 5 kills each. For Varsity against Liberty County Emma Richards led the way with 22 kills. Sar ah Shuler had 7 kills and Courtney Payne add ed 5. Kendall Hatchett had 5 aces and Cydnee Eu banks led with 8 digs. Setter Madison Taylor ended with 33 assists. For the week (5 matches) Emma Rich ards had 93 kills, Sarah Shuler had 43 kills and Courtney Payne had 19 kills. Madison Tay lor ended with 152 as sists. Cydnee Eubanks led in digs with 53. Cydnee Eubanks, Ken dal Hatchett, and Sarah Shuler all ended with 12 aces each. BHS Varsity and JV Lady Tigers volleyball this week The Southeastern Dog Hunters Associa tion partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa on Sept. 8 as 76 individuals gath ered together to host the 2nd Annual Apalachicola National Forest Trash Cleanup. At 6 a.m. participants met at Forest Road 105 for doughnuts and a meeting, and then quick ly dispersed with trash bags in hand. Five hours later, the volunteers came back together to dispose A dump trailer and the beds of several pickup trucks were needed to carry away the trash. Thank you to all of the gave up their Saturday to ensure the cleanliness of our beautiful National Forest. A huge shout out goes to the Southeastern Dog Hunters Association and for their partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa to lead this project. ABOVE: Members of the Southeastern Dog Hunters Association and Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa at the 2nd Annual Trash Cleanup Day. Apalachicola National Forest trash cleanup day held Sept. 8 SCHOOL NEWS


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SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 See OBITUARIES continued on page 15 MONU M ENTS, INC. CUMBAA Let us help create a lasting tribute for your loved one. MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, & ALL CEMETERY WORK COMPARE OUR PRI C ES! CALL Janet Cumbaa Taylor (850) 447-0315 (850) 674-8449 19041 SR 20 W., BLOUNTSTOWN SERVING NW FL SINCE 1963 As a family owned and operated funeral home, we take our commitment to your family personally. We value your trust in us, and it is our honor to help you through your time of sorrow with compassionate service, professional guidance and a Serving Calhoun, Liberty and the surrounding counties Honoring the memory of your loved one. . A dams Funeral Home A OBITUARIES LAURA ELIZABETH ALDAY BARNES ALTHA Laura Elizabeth Alday Barnes, 69, of Al tha, passed from this life Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center. She had resided there for three years in her struggle to overcome a trau matic brain injury. The family sin cerely thanks the nurses and staff for their kindness and attentive ness to Libby during this time. She had a heart of gold and demonstrated her compassion by helping many in need. She was kind, generous, and gave freely of her time, attention, and love. She dedicated her life to loving and raising children whether they were born to her or not. She loved cooking and canning and spending time with her family. Grant (aka Shane Hancock) and later in life adopted two more daughters with her late husband, Herman Barnes. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Manning Alday and Annie Bell Ayers Alday and her brother, Joel Marshall Alday. Survivors include her daughters, Anna Johnson of Belleville, WV, Shawn Grant Williams of Clarksville, Heather Watkins Lee of Lewiston, ID, Brittany Barnes and Tiffany Williams, both of Marianna; brothers, Lowell Buster Alday of Blountstown, Larry Alday and his wife, Sharon of Bon Aire, GA, Lynn Alday and wife, Pat of Youngstown and Lee Allen Alday and his wife, Diana of Altha; sisters, June Alday King and her husband, Joe of Blountstown and Joan Alday Watkins and her husband, Dennis of Lewiston, ID; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nu merous cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends. As one of Gods children, His gain is our loss and she will be missed until we meet again in Heaven. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the church. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. CT at Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarks ville. Lifesong Funerals and Cremations of Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. CLINTON ROSS HILL BRISTOL Clinton Ross Hill, 67, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2018, due to compli cations from prostate cancer. He was born Nov. 8, 1950 at Fort Benning, GA to Clinton and Louise Hill. He was a graduate of Liberty County High Schools Class of 1968. He had been a resident of Montezuma, GA for more than 30 years, working in the timber business before retiring and returning to Bristol the last 10 years. He was an avid golfer and faithful member of Bristol United Method ist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Robert and Rusty Hill, both of Bristol; a sister, Crista Darby of Bran don; three nephews, Clint Hill of Panama City, Mark Shuler of Tallahassee and Gary Shuler of Blountstown; as well as two nieces, Carmen Sussman of Tallahassee and Ashley Crowley of Tallahassee. His family would like to thank the community for all the kind words, visits and various expressions of love and support. We would especially like to thank the con gregations of Lake Mystic Baptist Church and Bristol United Methodist Church for providing facilities and lunch for the family following the service on Friday. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. KENDALL LEE BROWN SCOTTS FERRY Kendall Lee Brown, 58, of Scotts Ferry, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 21, 1960 in Tallahassee to Auburn Lee Brown and Shirley Aplin Brown and had lived in Calhoun County since 1969, coming from erman and truly loved the outdoors. He worked on a dredge boat and was a truck driver working with Higdon Grocery Company. He was a member of the Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department and loved Blountstown and FSU Football. He truly loved all his family. He was a member of Abe Spring Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Auburn Lee Brown. Survivors include his wife, Sybil Mullins Brown of Scotts Ferry; his mother, Shirley Brown of Scotts Fer ry; special daughter, Corinda Norris of Blountstown; three brothers, Rocky Lee Brown of Scotts Ferry, Greg Lee Brown and his wife, Margie of Wakulla and Lee Lee Brown and his wife, Renee of Blountstown; one sister, Sherryl Norris and her husband, Tony of Blountstown; a sister-in-law, Janice Goodwin and her husband, Dennis of Blountstown; a brother-in-law, Darrel Mullins and his wife, Desree of Blountstown; nieces and nephews, Amber, Bradley, Cierra, Seth, Hannah, Jeremy, Scotty and Blake; 10 great-nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Elma Mullins of Blountstown. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. CT at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE MALLORY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT at 18114 STATE ROAD pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA VIN# 5TBDV54118S520079 Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 9-19-18 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE MALLORY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT at 18114 STATE ROAD pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 2004 CHEVROLET VIN# 2G1WF52E949334112 Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 9-19-18 NOTICE OF VOTE IN QUESTION Notice is hereby given: Walter R Kirkpatrick Last known address of: 21286 NE Woodman St Hosford, FL 32334 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the CalhounLiberty Journal Gina McDowell Liberty County Supervisor of Elections P.O. Box 597 Bristol, FL 32321 Dated: September 19, 2018 9-19-18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CP 000008 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY ELLEN BOWEN Deceased. ______________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of Mary Ellen Bowen, deceased, File Number 2018 CP 000008, is pending in the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida 32321, (850) 643 2215. The names and addresses of the personal representative and that personal representatives attorney is set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims against the estate this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. notice is Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative Ryan M. Mynard, Attorney At Law, P.A. Crestview, Florida 32536 Telephone: (850) 683-3940 Facsimile: (850) 689-8630 Primary Email: Secondary Email: Florida Bar No.: 0150185 Personal Representative James H. Guy 6153 Garden City Road Crestview, Florida 32536 9-19, 9-26 FLORIDA PACE FUNDING AGENCY NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Florida PACE Funding Agency, a public body corporate and politic (the "Agency"), hereby provides notice, pursuant to Sections 163.08(2), (3) and (4) and 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem assessments for more than one year to be levied within the area encompassed by the boundaries of every county in Florida, or any of the municipalities therein, subscribing to or served by the Agency's statewide construct or pay for energy conservation energy improvements and wind resistance improvements in accordance with Section 163.08, Florida Statutes (collectively, the "Qualifying Improvements"). By law and resolution of the Agency, a property owner may apply to the Agency for funding and The non-ad valorem assessments contemplated by this notice are voluntary and are only imposed by the Agency with the prior written consent authorized by or on behalf of affected property owners Qualifying Improvements from the Agency. The Agency is authorized Improvements and is required to annually collect repayment by non-ad valorem assessments. The Board will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 30, 2018, at the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization Executive Conference Room, 2570 W International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 100, Daytona Beach, Florida. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property that may be subject to the levy which is the entirety of the State of Florida. Copies of the proposed form of resolution are Energy Solutions (FL) LLC, Third Party Administrator for the Florida PACE Funding Agency, 2600 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 163, Maitland, Florida 32751, email: gov@counterpointees. com. All interested persons are invited to present oral comments at the public hearing and/or submit written comments to the Board at the above address. Written comments should be received by the Agency on or before October 29, 2018. Any persons desiring to present oral comments should appear at the public hearing. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in such public hearing should contact the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization at (386) 226-0422 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the date of the public hearing. By Order of the Board of Directors of Florida PACE Funding Agency on August 14, 2018 9-19, 9-26, 10-3, 10-10 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northwest District Permitting Program Draft Air Construction Permit No. 0770007-025-AC Rex Lumber, Bristol, LLC, Bristol Lumber Mill Liberty County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Kenny Sparks, General Manager, Rex Lumber, Bristol, Florida, Highway 12 South, Bristol, Florida 32321. Facility Location: Rex Lumber, Bristol, LLC operates the existing Bristol Lumber Mill, which is located in Liberty County on Highway 12 South in Bristol, Florida. Project: This project authorizes Rex Lumber to replace the cyclone on the bark/sawdust silo with a new cyclone of equivalent design, replace the two cyclones on the shavings silo with one new cyclone, replace the cyclone on the shavings bin with a new cyclone, and add a new cyclone at the planer mill to service new vacuum clean-up points within the planer mill. Facility-wide emissions and product throughput are not changed by this project. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this mailing address is: 160 W Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida telephone number is 850.595.8300. available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice results in a of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of this 14-day period. If written change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. those entitled to written notice under within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated for administrative hearing must contain the information set forth below and 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, the deadline. The failure of any person to period shall constitute a waiver of that determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of a motion in compliance with Rule 28106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of The name, address, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile address any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the shall be the address for service purposes substantial interests will be affected by of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed issues of material fact. If there are none, statement of the ultimate facts alleged, the petitioner contends require reversal action including an explanation of how the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the does not dispute the material facts upon based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. 9-18-18 WILLIAM ACEY MINNER ABBOT, JR. BLOUNTSTOWN William Acey Minner Ab bott, Jr., 54, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. He was born in Blountstown, Feb. 4, 1964 to William Acey Abbott, Sr. and JoAnne Abbott. He was preceded in death by his father, William Acey Abbott, Sr. and a brother, Gerald Abbott. Survivors include his mother, JoAnne Abbott of Blountstown; his son, Acey Dwayne Abbott of Al tha; and three sisters, Virginia Laware and her hus band, Phillip Shag of Blountstown, Patricia Elkins McCrone and Curt Battle of Blountstown and Toni Corlett of Blountstown; several aunts, uncles, niec es, nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; two great-great-nieces; and his former wife, Cathy Ab bott. A memorial service will be held at Adams Funeral Home Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. CT Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.


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