The Calhoun-Liberty journal

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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Calhoun Liberty journal
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Bristol, FL
Liberty Journal, Inc., Johnny Eubanks- Publisher, Teresa Eubanks- Editor
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Sheriff's Log......2 Help after the hurricane.....2 CALENDAR PAGE: Area events & activities......5 Liberty County D-SNAP events ...................8&9 Scenes from Bristol after the hurricane..........14 Obituaries............13 The Job Market...........15 Horoscope, Sudoku and Classieds................17 Wednesday Oct. 31 2018 Vol. 38 No. 44 50 includes tax Bristol man clearing out storm debris is found dead The body of a man believed to have been killed by a falling tree while clearing storm debris at his home in Bristol was found Friday, according to the Liberty County Summers, it appears that he died check on Owens at his 14269 NW CR 12 residence in Bristol found the body in the yard on the south side of the home, trapped under a The Florida Department of Scene Unit was called to assist the has indicated Owens appeared to have been attempting to remove a large tree from his home, when the tree shifted and fell on top of The body was taken to the morgue at Tallahassee Memorial performed by the Second Circuit case remains open while investi gators await the results from the This photograph taken on Hwy. 73 in Calhoun County Oct. 24 reminds us that there are many people working hard throughout the panhandle to restore power three weeks after Hurricane Michael. The image took on even more three linemen were killed that same evening while working in Washington County. Others looking at the image have remarked that the utility poles shown in silhouette in the lower far left resemble three crosses. JAMI DANIELS JOE PHOTO Other events in Bristol and Altha Free Halloween Candy Crawl set tonight at Fire Station in Kinard by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor folks there just cant let the season go by without some sort of celebration for those who had planned the parking lot at the Kinard Fire Station in Kinard at This free event will feature games, a Toy Walk, While the famous costume contest will not be held, everyone is urged to make the most of the night and dress up in something memorable! If the events of the previous couple of weeks following the hurricane Take a couple of hours out from being in survival mode and join us in Kinard for an evening of fun! Two other opportunities for the kids to grab some CT ET S UNSET ILHOUETTE Phillip Jeffery Owens Children who thought Halloween was cancelled found them selves with more choices for candy than they expected at Page 7. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTO CANDY WALK Homes & hopes crushed in Altha PAGE 3 Calhoun, Liberty Disaster Recovery Centers now open PAGE 5 FDLE launches public safety app PAGE 7 Disaster Distress Helpline available PAGE 13 Hundreds helped through Hwy. 71S donation center PAGE 15 J OURNAL CalhounLIBERTY The by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Three linemen helping to restore Michael died after a driver ran off the road and into the ditch where they were The fatalities included James Ussery, men, George Cesil, 52, and 22-year-old ployed by Lee Electric in North Caro shoulder of the road and then struck the Goedtke has been charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter, felony ve hicular homicide and leaving the scene Driver charged in death of three linemen


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 CALHOUN COUNTY OCT. 29 Justin Presbitero, aggravated battery, CCSO. Hector Flores Lopez, VOP, CCSO. OCT. 28 Martinez Vandrel Peterson, battery, BPD. OCT. 25 Jason Stalter, aggravated abuse toward a child, BPD. OCT. 24 Arnold Yon, aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill, CCSO. OCT. 23 Johnnie Mathew Kitchen II, cruelty toward child without great harm, felony battery, kidnap of an adult, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY OCT. 30 Jennifer Kay McDaniel, holding for Gulf, GCSO. OCT. 29 Amanda L. Shipman, holding for Gulf, GCSO. John Elton Pitts, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Allen Duanye Money, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Romeo P. Lane, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Fonda Chehardy, holding for Gulf, GCSO. OCT. 24 Jamie Lee Register, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Tasha Marie Randall, holding for Gulf, GCSO. __________________________________________________ Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers 17845 N. Main St. BLOUNTSTOWN 674-4600 ALDAY 11409 NW State Road 20, Bristol S irmons HOURS : Monday-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. ET SERVICES PROVIDED: Wheel Alignments, Brake Repair, Tire Repair/Sales, Suspension Repair and Replacement Lifetime Warranty pay up to $500 TNT CENTER TOBY OWNER Joshua Van Lierop, OWNER 12998 SW CR 275 Blountstown, FL Dead M le Hill ST MP GRINDING WASHINGTON As part of a continuing effort to provide relief from the effects of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that households in 12 Florida counties that may not nor mally be eligible for nutrition assistance under regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rules may temporarily qualify for Disaster Supple mental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) ben fying disaster-related expenses and meet D-SNAP income limits. The road to recovery is going to be a long and Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Brandon Lipps. We want to do everything we can to make this process easier. Helping people put food on The timing and conditions of D-SNAP vary with the circumstances of each disaster, but the program al ways begins after access to retailers has been restored and families are able to purchase food to prepare at home. Before operating D-SNAP in an approved county, the state must ensure that conditions related to safety and readiness are in place. meet their food needs as they settle back home fol lowing the disaster. Households in the approved areas receive disaster supplements, up to the maximum al lotment for their household size, and do not need to apply for D-SNAP. The program will operate in 12 counties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington. Indi viduals and families who lived or worked in any of the counties on Oct. 8 and were impacted by the disaster are eligible to apply. The program may begin in some counties as early as Saturday, Oct. 27. Affected households should look for public infor mation notices from the state regarding the preregis tration and application process, location of applica tion sites, and dates of application in each county. Pre-registered households may choose a telephone interview instead of applying on site. This announcement is the latest in a series of steps taken to help residents cope with the effects of Hur ricane Michael. In addition to previously announced actions, FNS is allowing Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) providers in 16 hurricane-affected Florida counties to temporarily serve meals that may not meet meal standard requirements. This approval is effective through Nov. 21. to reduce food insecurity and promote nutritious diets among the American people. The agency administers 15 nutrition assistance programs that leverage Amer low-income individuals and families have nutritious food to eat. FNS also co-develops the Dietary Guide lines for Americans, which provide science-based nu trition recommendations and serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition policy. Twelve hurricane-hit Florida counties, including Liberty & Calhoun, receive some additional SNAP food options TALLAHASSEE The Florida Di vision of Emergency Management (DEM) is actively communicating with our state and private sector partners to ensure individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are re ceiving the resources they need. The State Emergency Response Team (SERT) has coordinated the es tablishment of 23 Points of Distribution (POD) in counties hit hardest by Hur ricane Michael. PODs are places where the public can pick up emergency sup plies following a disaster. These sites have food, water and other critical sup plies. LOCATIONS IN CALHOUN COUN TY ARE AS FOLLOWS: St, Altha, FL 32421 NW Lake McKinzie Blvd., Altha, FL 32421 Silas Green St, Blountstown FL 32424 SW SR 73, Kinard, FL 32449 LOCATIONS IN LIBERTY COUNTY ARE AS FOLLOWS: Jacobs Way, Bristol, FL 32321 FL 32351 Hosford, FL 32334 In addition, major retailers in impact ed communities have re-opened and are stocked with food, water and other im portant commodities. 18 Walmart, 24 tail locations currently in operation in impacted communities. Quick Stop in Clarksville; Dollar General, Quick Pic, Apollo 11, Gold Southern Express, all in Blountstown; Dollar General and Moe Gas & Diesel, both in Altha. Dollar General, Southern Express, T & P Discount Foods, Busy Boy Stop, Crows Corner, Kooler Ice, all in Hos matra Grocery 1 Stop, all in Bristol. Following a request by Governor Scott and approval by the Federal Emergency Manage ment Agency (FEMA), families in the follow ing impacted counties are now eligible for FEMA Individual As sistance: Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gads den, Liberty, Frank lin, Wakulla, Taylor, Leon, Washington and Holmes. For more information and to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance, visit or call Visit for state, federal, local, private sector and volunteer resources available to individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Michael. Resources readily available to those impacted by Hurricane Michael By Brad Buck GAINESVILLE Sci entists at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center particularly its Mari anna facility may take a while to fully recover their research after it was damaged by Hurricane Michael, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Scienc es administrators say. ter pivots irrigation sys tems were turned over and damaged, said Glen Aiken, director of the UF/IFAS North Florida eter fence took hits from falling trees and limbs. Buildings at Mari anna sustained dam age to roofs, siding and doors. The Florida Foun dation Seed Producers adjacent to the main Mar ianna operation suffered extensive damage to its peanut facility, which stores peanuts. After the storm, FFSP moved out hundreds of tons of seed peanuts to preserve their quality, said Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, also part of UF/ IFAS. At the Beef Unit and overall animal opera tion at Marianna, miles of electric fencing fell victim to numerous trees blown down on them, which makes it tough to keep the cows in their pastures, Fankhauser said. The bull test station is also challenged the into their designated pad docks. These losses likely will impact current and addition to planned re search efforts in early Aiken said. research were substan tial, which is the greatest nightmare of any faculty Aiken said. Aiken said he hopes to meet with center fac ulty Thursday or Friday to get a full report on the damage to each of their research projects. Growing seasons are messed up for every cility also sustained dam age to greenhouses and a shed in addition to tree limbs on the ground, Ai ken said. Aiken credits his fac ulty and staff for com ing through a rough situ ation with their heads held high. After NFREC staff got past its personal hardships, employees did their part to return the center to a sense of nor malcy. Then farm crews from other UF/IFAS research centers answered the call, Aiken said. Five staff members from the farm crew at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC in Jay, helped clear trees from fence lines and replaced fences that were destroyed. Two farm crew members from the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, helped replace fences. In addition, the North Florida REC-Suwannee Valley provided labor and equipment. Electri cians and others from the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra and the UF cam pus in Gainesville have helped get generator power and assisted with overall cleanup. It is amazing how much progress was made in just a few days with the outside as Aiken said. Last Mon day, the job looked al most too overwhelming for there to be an end; however, on Friday, there was enough prog ress made to make the faculty and staff see some distant light. I credit the outside sup port in giving the Mari anna faculty and staff a better feeling about Aiken gave par ticular credit to Barry Tillman, professor and associate director of the NFREC Marianna provided very strong leadership to his staff in their on-going clean-up efforts. Recovery will take a long time, Aiken said. There is consider able repair and clean up said. UF/IFAS employees help hard-hit North Florida REC


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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 Because of damages to the Bristol Senior Center that was caused by Hurricane Michael there will be no events or activities here until further notice when the repairs are complete. However, Seniors who wish to attend any events at the Hosford Center are welcome to do so. Shopping this week is at the Bristol Piggly Wig gly Mart for shopping. Call arrange your transporta tion for shopping. 11 a.m. at the Hosford sentatives of Big Bend Rural Health will be Bristol Senior Center closed due to damages; events schedule for Hosford site announced 2018 TAX ROLLS OPEN FOR COLLECTION Tax Collector Marie G. Goodman is very sensitive to the needs of Liberty County citi zens affected by the recent hurricane; how ever state law still requires the tax collector to mail and collect 2018 property tax bills which are now being mailed. Property taxes are payable anytime before March 31, 2019. There is no penalty for late payment until after March 31, 2019, and you do receive a discount if you pay early. Pay in Person, By Mail or Online at IMPORTANT: If your home, storage building, shed or commercial building was destroyed due to the hurricane, please remember to contact the Liberty County Property Appraiser at (850) 643-2279. Marie G. Goodman, Tax Collector, Liberty County Pursuant to F.S. 197.322 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS/TAXPAYERS Pol. ad paid for and approved by Charles Boo Morris for School Board CITIZENS OF LIBERTY COUNTY: Please remember to get out and cast your vote on Nov. 6. MAKE IT COUNT! Vote Charles Boo Morris for Liberty County School Board, Dist. 5. I'm up for the task and look forward to serving this great community! Thank you, Charles (Boo) Morris ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD me to serve District Two as a member of the Calhoun County Commission. I am an experienced county commission er, having previously served for eight years from 1998 to 2006. I enjoyed being your county commissioner then and would wel come the opportunity to serve again. I will do a great job for each and every one of you. In the past, I have helped with all issues, including SHIP grants, emergency management, road and bridge, maintenance as well as budgets. I am for the people. I have always listened to the people. If you call me, I will listen to your concerns. Please vote for experience, honesty and integrity. VOTE EARL HUNT PHONE (850) 209-5659 Pol. ad. paid for and approved by Earl Hunt, NPA for County Commissioner, District 2 ELECT EARL HUNT CALHOUN COUNTY COMMISSION, DIST. 2 most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S., Hurricane Michael made Gulf Coast less than two weeks recovery of the impacted areas, of Directors is allocating an ad ditional $1 million to help coor dinate and continue the work of the initial state responses provided through Disaster Unemployment Program, Disaster Dislocated Worker grants and services offered by other community partners. lowing Hurricane Michael, we are doing everything we can to help our communities return to normal. will move these efforts forward by helping more people get back to recover. for employment services to assist those impacted by Hurricane Mi chael. Hurricane Michael tore of the most powerful storms in decades, devastating many com ida Board Chairman Kevin Doyle. their neighbors and provide servic es essential to supporting families affected by the storm. ed employers and residents dis placed by Hurricane Michael that will be provided by the local work force development boards through this additional funding may in clude some or all the following: services ters vices needs not limited to social and traditional media and/or direct email resilient and we will restore and re es affected by Hurricane Michael recover as quickly as possible. Cissy Proctor said, We appreciate these additional funds to support families, businesses and commu nities impacted by Hurricane Mi career centers to provide the criti cal assistance that businesses and need to start rebuilding their lives. covery resources, please visit our Hurricane Michael Disaster Re the Disaster Recovery Jobs Portal. CareerSource FL allocates $1M to establish Hurricane Michael Disaster Recovery Fund tivities. Liberty County transportation to the Hosford Center for Se niors who wish to attend. later than 3 p.m. Mon Senior Centers and Lib be closed for observation will be no meal deliver ies on this day. You may do your shop ping at our Bristol Piggly range your transporta tion for shopping, call Directors will meet at 7 p.m. in the Hosford Se is welcome to attend. Senior Centers and Lib ing. We hope that every one has a safe and happy Shopping this week will be at the Bristol Piggly pick up for shopping, later than 3 p.m. Mon Christmas Party at the us for fun that will in clude a yummy supper, entertainment and door portation to the party, day, Dec. 4. PLEASE NOTE: The Hosford Center is open Monday thru Thursday, 9:30 a.m. un til 12:30 p.m. Seniors are welcome to come for a hot meal served at 12 p.m. noon and to enjoy socialization with oth ers. Call (850) 643-5690 to make a meal reserva tion.


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 OCTOBER 31, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Wednesday, Oct. 31 Thursday Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 2 Saturday, Nov. 3 Monday, Nov. 5 Sunday, Nov. 4 Tuesday, Nov. 6 Fall Festival 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT at Altha Town Hall Trunk or Treat 6 p.m. ET Kinard Candy Crawl 6 to 8 p.m. CT at Kinard Fire Station CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS ***REOPEN TODAY*** AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford BIRTHDAYS: Patricia Gail Cauley, Joe Baggett, Gay Richards, Grady Smith Jr., Marilyn Clemmons & Skeeter Whidden Storytime 10:30 a.m. ET at Hosford Library BIRTHDAYS: Dottie Fleck, Cindy Walker, Paige Tolley, Marilyn Russell, Maislyn Potter & Amanda Whitehead BIRTHDAYS: Louis Bramblett & Trey Gowan Grief Support Group 5 p.m. CT at Blountstown United Methodist Church Bristol City Council 6:30 p.m. ET at Bristol City Hall LC Bulldog Club 7 p.m. ET BIRTHDAYS: Matthew Harvell, Rachael Orama, Nancy Wilford, Blanche Traylor, Joy Nissley & Bubby Shuler AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford Dixie Masonic Lodge #109 7 p.m. CT at the Dixie Lodge in Blountstown BIRTHDAYS: Marcus Sherrod, Stevie Jo Jackson, David Ransom, Richard Hill, Katie Jo Spencer & Trey Gowan BHS Football 7 p.m. CT at Vernon LCHS Football Senior Night 8 p.m. ET vs. Sneads at LCHS BIRTHDAYS: Byron Potter & Valerie Lambert Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday by Eleanor Dietrich, ( Bigelowia nudata genus Solidago Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance Wildflower ALERT Pineland Rayless Goldenrod Join us in Liberty County for a Trunk or Treat event Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. ET at the Liberty County Those wishing to setup and trick our little ones need to be in place by 5:30 p.m. ET will be providing help with parking. There will be plenty of games, food and candy to go around. If you are interested in setting up, or need more information please call Mary Eubanks at (850) 567-6042 or Melissa Durham at (850) 643-8388. Trunk or Treat Oct. 31 APALACHICOLA The 55th Annual Florida Sea food Festival, scheduled for Nov. 2-3, isn't letting a major ill wind stand in the way of more than 50 years of history and maritime tradition. The show will go on featuring fresh local seafood, contests and enter tainment and a large dose of home town resiliency. Long considered a popular event for day-trip seekers, this event is hailed as the oldest maritime event in the State. SOME EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO STORM: Hurricane Michael forced the cancellation of sev eral upcoming events scheduled for late October. Among those events cancelled include Carrabelles Lantern Fest and Gumbo Cookoff and Car Show, Apalachicolas Autos and Oysters event, Oyster Roast the popular Ghostwalk cemetery tour and St. George Islands monthly Full Moon Lighthouse Climb. Most mid to late November events have not been affected and are still on schedule. Visit for a cur rent list of events. Florida Seafood Festival on schedule for Nov. 2-3 CARRABELLE Come join this fascinating, free program about the secrets of early Native American com munities found in our region. Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET at the Upstairs Meeting Room at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Avenue (US 98) in Carrabelle. Come hear about fascinating arti facts and discoveries found at Byrd Hammock Mounds, part of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge featuring Thadra Stanton, from Southeast Arche ological Center. See artifacts from the Swift Creek and Weedon Island early native peo ples found at these sites. Also joining the program will be Sammy Tedder, an accomplished mu river cane and enjoys building Native American drums. He will be performing several songs using various instruments he has made from native material. For more information call Carrabelle History Museum at (850) 697-2141 or email carrabellehistorymuseum@ Secrets of early Native Americans topic of meeting BIRTHDAYS: Lisa Story, Jax Lamar Ford, Nathaniel Alford, Kaitlyn Bodiford A workshop on SBA assistance will be held in the Calhoun County Exten sion Building, 20816 Central Ave. E in Blountstown on Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. CT An SBA representative will be on hand to provide information on available assistance, as well as answer questions. SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the follow ing items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets. You may register for federal assistance on line at and apply for SBA disaster loan as sistance using the Electronic Loan Ap plication (ELA) via the SBAs secure website at If online or mobile access is unavail able, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at (800) 621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should also call (800) 621-3362. Disaster Assistance Workshop Nov. 2 Disaster Recovery Centers now open A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center has opened in Bristol at Veter ans Memorial Park, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way. It is open daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET A disaster recovery center is now open in Blountstown in Calhoun County. at Sam Atkins Park at NW Silas Green Street. It is open Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Homeowners, renters and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center. There are several ways to register: Go online to DisasterAssistance. gov; Call (800) 621-3362 (voice/711/ VRS) or (800) 462-7585 (TTY) any time from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT seven days a week until further notice. Florida Division of Emergency Management and FEMA will open ad ditional centers in affected counties in the coming days. & Danny Curry Two vehicles make their way cautiously along the road as utility poles dangle danger ously over Hwy. 71 North after Hurricane Michael threw the Florida Panhandle into tur moil three weeks ago. JEAN WEEKS PHOTO ROAD HAZARD


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Late Night Laughs A benevolent offense WASHINGTON We can build a border wall and more deten tion centers. We can spend more on border security personnel. We can increase the fund ing to cover increased immigration legal pro ceedings and deportation transportation ex penses. Or we could spend far less money on foreign aid for Central American countries at the same time we are bringing political, eco nomic, and even military pressure on corrupt and/or dictatorial governments. The answer is ful people cannot be measured. A benevolent offense is cheaper and more rewarding than an expensive defense. In short, we need to address desperations root causes instead of its unmanageable re sults. This is how we turned enemies into self-reliant friends in Germany and Japan at the end of World War II. After all, desperation causes disruption, a disruption that can lead to an exodus. thousand miles through the desert with no guarantee of anything. The answer is in the faces of the people who have joined the car into Mexico. Their goal: America. At the rate theyre moving, some 20 miles a day, they wont reach the United States by the midterm elections on Nov. 6. And when soldiers dispatched to the border to help bor der patrol agents repel them. watching cable news and they dont realize theyve become a pawn in the culture war President Trump is waging to preserve his Republican majorities in the House and Sen ate. They still see America as a beacon of lib country. Their plan is to present themselves to a border patrol agent and legally request asy lum from the violence in their country. History shows that only a small percent age will succeed. Trumps assertions of a horde of people coming into the coun try are unfounded. A similar caravan in April 2017 began with 1,500 migrants from Central America. After asylum. Three won their case. Trump is threatening to cut off all foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador because theyre not doing enough to stop the has already ended programs put in place by the Obama administration to curb gang vio If Trump wants to stop people from com ing to America, he needs to help these coun tries with more foreign aid not less. Why does he want to force these migrants United States has the means as one of the wealthiest nations on earth to help them? The answer of course is politics. Trump won the presidency in 2016 in part by scar ing voters about immigration and convinc ing people in parts of America where there are few migrants that their country would be tion legal and illegal continues at the cur rent rate. The caravan has become a powerful sym bol of Trumps negative attitude about immi gration. Trump is convinced that if he contin ues to rev up that hostility toward migrants as invaders who dont belong that he can repli Republicans have long portrayed foreign aid as money funneled to corrupt govern erosity. Less than 1 percent (0.7) of the current budget goes to foreign aid, and it is money well spent. In 2017, Defense Secretary Mattis warned if State Department funding gets cut, then I need to buy more ammunition. WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift COMMENTARY Instagram underwent a worldwide outage for nearly an hour. Do you realize what that means? For almost 60 minutes, the Kardashians techni cally did not exist. ered in Trump-supporting stickers. I know Amer nappers or bombers. TREVOR NOAH Donald Trump hosted trick-or-treaters at the White House. Kids were excited because they met the president, while Trump was excited be cause he thinks he met Captain America. JIMMY FALLON At a campaign rally Oct. 24 President Trump bragged about his response to the multiple ex SETH MYERS Apple is working with medical professionals to see if Apple Watches can detect heart problems. ening tone. JIMMY FALLON With the release of its new high-end iPhone Ten, back the McRib for a limited time, nearly a year SETH MEYERS President Trump claimed this weekend that his rhetoric is not to blame for the attempted mailed SETH MEYERS Facebook has announced a way for users to sage center and click the button marked I Was The White House issued a statement condemning the suspicious packages sent to the homes of the New York City headquarters. Trump has ordered The Clintons, Obama and CNN. SETH MEYERS Facebook will now let you launch group chats new name: Hell. JIMMY FALLON


OCTOBER 31, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 from the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce CALHOUN COUNTY Two weeks ago, Hurri cane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, devastating those in its path. Since then, the citizens of Calhoun County have united and worked together towards recovery. Located just 50 miles inland, more than 50 percent of the 15,000 residents are still with out electricity and water. Immediately, groups of individuals mobilized to create a network to collect and distribute necessi ties and supplies throughout the county. Volunteer meals, offer encouragement, and provide their neigh bors with all they could to help them sustain through some of the darkest days Calhoun County has ever seen. After the initial shock began to wane, many chil dren inquired about Halloween plans since it was clear that walking through any neighborhood would be impossible. There was not a single street or neigh borhood in the county that would be safe for children to trick or treat. Soon, parents began tagging the Calhoun Coun ty Chamber of Commerce on social media asking if where they could take their kids for Halloween. It didnt take long to see that even if it wasnt a concern children. Chamber Executive Director Kristy Terry began exploring the potential for a community-wide event. She knew they would need a large open space, and plenty of parking. However, almost every open space in the county was staged with utility trucks, emer gency response vehicles, law enforcement, or other disaster relief vehicles. There was one space that was still open, though Home of the Fighting Tigers was not undamaged bleachers had been picked up, twisted and turned, and Terry approached Calhoun County School Board Chair Danny Ryals, and asked if there was any chance the school board would be willing to host an event to provide an afternoon of relief for the youngest Cal houn Countians. The next day, the school board vot ed unanimously to support the effort and provide the Chamber of Commerce with whatever they needed to coordinate a successful event. With a week to plan, volunteers got to work asking for candy donation, enlisting groups to set up candy stops and games. Once word began to spread, orga nizations from all over the southeast offered to send candy, bouncy houses, supplies and more. Groups held costume drives to pull together Hal loween costumes, families offered to set up their sal vaged decorations, and individuals signed up to do whatever they could to help. All were invited to attend the free Calhoun County Candy Walk that was held Sunday, Oct. 28 at Bowles Field in Blountstown. In spite of mass destruction, Calhoun Co. unites to create a safe trick or treat event for children MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF COUNTY IS STILL WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AND/OR WATER The Boys & Girls Club of Tabula Rasa is excited to announce their September Youth of the Month. They include: Altha Elijah Etheridge, Blountstown Liam Layne, Carr Halli Barnheart and Liberty Justice Walker. The members are recognized for a being a positive role model who actively participates in the club, follows the rules and exhib its good character. We believe this will be a posi tive incentive system for our stu dents, along with an opportunity to show our local community the great things that are taking place at BGCTR! Altha Elijah Etheridge Blountstown Liam Layne Carr Halli Barnheart Liberty Justice Walker Four Tabula Rasa members named Youth of the Month FDLE launches public safety app just in time for Halloween TALLAHASSEE Just in time for Halloween, FDLE launches a new mo bile app making it easy for citizens to see where sexual offenders have reg istered a residential address in Florida. The Search Sexual Offenders and Predators button is one of seven FDLE public services featured in the new app. I cant think of a better time to launch this app, said FDLE Commis sioner Rick Swearingen. I hope all parents will download this before going trick or treating and then use it often to help keep their families safe or to report suspicious activity. The app also allows you to search ac tive AMBER, Missing Child and Silver Alerts, search wanted persons or stolen vehicle information, search unsolved cases in Florida and submit a tip about suspicious activity. The FDLE App is available for download free of charge in the Google Play store and the Apple App Store. Search for FDLE Mobile App in the Google Play Store or for FDLE in the Apple App Store. To use the interactive map to display the registered residential addresses of sexual offenders and predators, loca tion services on the mobile phone must be turned on. However, all other sec tions of the app are still usable even if location services are not turned on. The FDLE mobile app does not track your location or store your personal information. It should never be used as an emergency app because it is not monitored 24/7. In an emergency situ ation, please call 911. ALICE B. LEWIS Alice B. Lewis, from Bristol but now re siding in Union, NJ, will celebrate her 82 nd birthday on Thursday, Nov. 1. She was the wife of the late Earl Lewis. Her children are the late Patricia Lewis Tay lor and Earl Franklin Lewis of Union, NJ. Her grandchildren are Tynia Lewis, Bryce Lewis, Robert Taylor and Trevor Taylor, all from Union, NJ. Mrs. Lewis graduated from Bethune Cookman College with a Phd in New Jersey. She taught in Ft. Pierce for four years and taught in New Jersey for 46 years. She retired after 50 years of teaching. Her favorite activities are shopping, attending all of her family reunions and going to casinos. She has a green thumb for plants and loves cooking all of her favorite delicious dishes. birthday


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 OCTOBER 31, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 PLEASE PULL OUT & SAVE FOR QUICK REFERENCE HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED? Liberty County needs you to document and send in the hours youve volunteered & any equipment youve used during your volunteer efforts. Volunteer efforts can include (but not limited to): Equipment should also be documented. Equipment can include (but not limited to): Email: With my thanks dents of Liberty County in assisting me and my staff from the beginning stages throughout the recovery process sition. imagine. sonnel to oversee all of the volunteers and donations that needed. stepped up and provided resources in those initial days. Liberty County is truly a community that helps one an other. Everyone stepped up and gave it all that they had... #LibertyStrong. Liberty County Emergency Management around their homes. have an up to date tetanus vaccination and avoid heat stress Use caution to safely clean up storm debris primary incomes are lost or interrupted by a federally declared disaster. It dif commission. Hurricane survivors are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance To qualify for the federal Di saster Supple mental Nutrition Assistance Pro gram (D-SNAP), applicants must have lived or worked in one of the counties de clared for FEMA Individual Assis tance on Oct. 10, and not be receiving food assis tance through the regular SNAP program. Additionally, eligible individuals and families must have suffered a disaster-related loss, such as dam age to their homes or self-employment property, loss of food, reduction or loss of income, or have in curred other disaster-related expenses. Applicants LIBERTY COUNTY D-SNAP EVENTS PRE-REGISTRA TION WINDOW : PHONE APPLI CATION WINDOW: IN-PERSON APPLICATION WINDOW: Nov. Those who are displaced as a result of the storm are strongly encouraged to pre-register and take advantage of the phone application option. DCF also waived restrictions on purchasing who evacuated to another area or suffered storm damage to their home. LIBERTY COUNTY, FL Emergency Management NEWS Debris pickup for LIBERTY COUNTY is ongoing until March 2019.


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 Statewide reach Advertise Display | Classifieds | Online Call Today to REACH FLORIDA! by Jackson Summers, Contributing writer The LCHS Bulldog football team, like everyone else in the Florida Panhandle, was in need of a return to normalcy after Hur ricane Michael roared through the area and turned everything up side down. Thankfully, the Dawgs got back to normal with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff last Friday night against the visiting Chipley High School Tigers. The dropping temperatures had the crowd bundled was much discussion of football weather everywhere one turned. The Tigers took the opening kickoff and drove down to the tackle on fourth down to stop the Chipley scoring threat. After showing some initial promise, including a 15 yard pass from Brady Peddie (#12) to Austin Sweet Baby Waller (#23), the Tiger de would be a lead the visitors would maintain and expand on for the remainder of the game. Following a Bulldog fumble on the next possession, the Tigers scored again, pushing the margin to 14-0. A couple series later, sophomore Shiver again made his pres ence felt by intercepting a Tiger pass, setting the Bulldogs up at the Chipley 33 yard line. The Dawgs were able to drive inside the Tiger 10 yard line, but had to settle for from Crisanto Rangel (#7) to cut the lead to 14-3 with 5:48 before halftime. The Tigers immediately took back all the momentum by returning the down. Another touchdown with half pushed the Chipley lead to Chipley 52, LCHS 16. One bright spot for the Bulldog offense was the Peddie-Waller passing connection, which accounted for the Dawgs two touchdowns of the night. Unfortunately, injuries claimed a few more Dawgs, including guard/linebacker Caleb Peddie (#70), although it is unknown how many, if any, of the players will be out for the sea ET against last home game of the year. Liberty County Bulldogs host Chipley Tigers Oct. 26 LCHS BULLDOGS Eli Shiver (#16) TOP: Eli Shiver (#16) makes a move on a Tiger de Eli Shiver (#16) tackles a receiver. RIGHT: Brady Peddie (#12) looks to pass moves in. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS


Finuffs husband and their son are making the best of it in their damaged trailer. Theyre stay ing in the one room they can live in my sons bedroom, she said. Theyre working on other arrangements so they can all stay together when her daughter returns. over 200 people, she said. But the day after the hur ricane, she said the site was shut down due to sewer issues. Some were bussed to a Blountstown shelter while others decided to tough it out in their damaged homes. Many wouldnt leave their houses because they dont want to leave their belongings, she said. They just go back to whats left of their home. The damages throughout the community are heart breaking, particularly the complete collapse of the Altha Community Center. A drive around the com munity reveals wood frame houses crushed under the weight of huge trees and the fragile shells of mobile homes where walls have been stripped out while some of the furnishings remain inside in a tangle of insulation and debris. Finuff said they are hoping that FEMA will be able to arrange trailers for temporary housing but there is no timeline in place for that yet. According to FEMA representative Kathryn Van Marter, the panhandle is still in the response phase. The delivery of trailers would be part of the upcoming recovery phase. She said the state has requested the trailers but it is not y et known if they will be made available. Van Marter urges anyone who hasnt signed up with them to do so as soon as possible by go ing online at or stopping by one of the distribution spots to speak with FEMA personnel. As of Monday morning, more than 3,500 people have registered for disaster assistance in Calhoun County. Over 1,000 people in Liberty County have registered. So far, over $4.5 million has been authorized to help the people of Calhoun County and nearly $450,000 has been approved for Liberty County to help with housing issues under the Individuals and Households Program, according to Van Marter. 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. Political ad paid for and approved by Truman Grant, NPA for County Commission During the past several months, I have visit ed with members of our community. I have lis tened to their concerns and haver enjoyed the meaningful conversations. On Oct. 10, we wit nessed a natural disaster that ripped our coun ty apart. At that time I rolled up my sleeves, grabbed a chain saw and begain working to provide safety as well as assistance to all fami lies in need. I am committed and dedicated to our county and, if elected, I will continue work ing with other commissioners as well as local Calhoun strong. In closing, I would like to thank each candi date for a race run well and clean without mud slinging. May God continue to bless us all. -Truman Grant Truman Grant Calhoun County Commissioner, Dist. 4 Vote for and Elect C ITY T IRE C O. "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" TOYO TIRES "Authorized Dealer" Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? GET A NEW SET OF CRUSHED HOMES & HOPES continued from page 3 of damage. RIGHT: Piles of debris line the roadside entering Altha. OCTOBER 31, 2018 Page 11


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 Tiger football is back with 45-7 win over Class 4A Walton Co. by Michael DeVuyst contributing writer BONIFAY The thought was it may be too early. The fear was the players and staff would not be ready with all the other distrac tions to play football again. How would the team respond to not playing in three weeks and dealing with no electricity and damage to their homes and property? How would it feel playing a home game in Bonifay on a Saturday morning with so much other stuff to do and worry about? That fear was laid to Tiger QB Trent Peacock ran 63 yards on sion 9 seconds into the game. After the kick and returned it 50 yards for the TD. Montarious Brown Walton tried to get back in the game early on and The Tiger defense would hold on a 4th and 6 and plays later, the Tigers would strike again. Alex Val A three and out by the Tiger defense and the Tiger the Tigers were in the end zone again. Montarious an interception and it looked like the shut out was ing in front but green grass for 60 yards. Tiger Joseph Rector caught up with the defender just outside the end zone at the 4 yard line and caused a fumble that the shut out momentarily. and raced 96 yards for the Tiger score and Sophomore took the 38-0 lead into the half. The running clock started the second half and the Tigers substituted a lot of young players. extra point attempt hit the left upright and went through to increase the Tiger lead to 45-0 with The Tiger shut out was not to be as the Tigers would scoop and score from 15 yards out. The ex had a catch each for 14 yards. day allowing them only 36 total yards on 31 plays and tackles including a sack. Montarious Brown, Joseph tackles with each also recording a sack. day for the last game of the regular season. Vernon TOP FROM LEFT: Monte Brown (#14) outpaces a defender for a touchdown. Dixson Thrasher (#32) and Trent Peacock (#4) tackle the Walton Co. ball carrier. Trent Peacock (#4) has a couple of Braves in tow. ABOVE LEFT: Logan Martin (#62) holds the line. ABOVE RIGHT: Abrey Johnson (#2) makes a big hit. BELOW: Coach Charles Buggs celebrates with Monte Brown (#14) after a play. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS BHS TIGERS Y o u r h o m e t o w n P h a r m a c y 1 1 0 4 9 N W S R 2 0 B R I S T O L 6 4 3 5 4 5 4 We appreciate each and every one of our valued customers and we applaud your patience! Were here to serve our community rairie Grove Tree Service P LET US HELP YOU GET BACK IN YOUR HOME BY GETTING THE TREES OUT OF YOUR WAY! CALL NATHAN WEST AT 479-601-5591 Trees cut Stump grinding Debris removal SEVEN MEMBER CREW We will treat you right


OCTOBER 31, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION OF TAX ROLLS Cindy Walker Property Appraiser Liberty County, Florida Pursuant to section 193.122(2), Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given to all taxpayers and owners of both real and personal property that the 2018 Liberty County Tax Rolls have been extended to show the tax attributable to all taxable property for collection to the Tax Collector on October 25, 2018. Pursuant to s. 373.1725, Florida Statutes, the Northwest Florida Water Management District (District) hereby notices its intent to amend Chapter 40A-21, F.A.C., Water Shortage Plan, and Chapter 40A-44, F.A.C., Regulation of Agricultural and Forestry Surface Water Management Projects, to update existing rules for consistency with Florida Statutes and to delete obsolete rules. The District also intends to create Chapter 40A-8, F.A.C., Minimum Flows and Minimum Water Levels, to comply with Florida Statutes. The person to be contacted regarding the proposed rule development and a copy of the preliminary draft, if available, is Megan Seward, Bureau Chief, Northwest Florida Water Management District, Bureau of Performance and Compliance Improvement, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333, (850)539-5999, megan.seward@nwfwater. com. The preliminary text of the proposed rule is not available. A preliminary draft of the rule language, when available, will be posted on the Permits/Rules-and-References Northwest Florida Water Management District NOTICE OF RULE DEVELOPMENT 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 WILLIAM JEFFREY GARNER, III HOSFORD William Jeffrey Garner, III., infant son of William Jeffrey Garner, Jr. and Krista Daya neira Black Garner of Hosford, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in Tallahassee. Preceding him in death were his maternal greatgrandparents, Audrey Von, Elmedia Sumner and Cal vin Black. Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Mi chael and Claudie Black; his paternal grandparents, William Garner, Sr. and Jennifer Gomes; his maternal great-grandmother, Jennell Black; and his paternal great-grandparents, David and Linda Goethe, Dave and Karen Sallisky, James Reddick and Mike Garner. Services were held at Telogia Baptist Church, ciating. Interment followed in Telogia Baptist Church Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. CAROLINE SUE MCQUAGGE SOUTHPORT Caroline Sue McQuagge, 61, of Southport, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 in Panama City. Born in Panama City, April 18, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Beulah Weeks McQuagge. Sue was a hotel receptionist and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her brother, Toby Allen McQuagge. Survivors include her brothers, Gerry McQuagge and his wife, Olena of Lynn Haven, Steve McQuagge and his wife, Mary of Bayou George, Emory Mc Quagge, Quinton McQuagge and Stewart McQuag ge and his wife, Delinda, all of Southport; six lov ing nieces, Stephanie Wheat, Kelly Shaffer, Heather Gibson, Tiffany Dance, Aimee McQuagge and Nadia McQuagge. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vice time at the church. Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at the First Baptist Church of Southport at 1 p.m. with Rev. Joe ven Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Tim Ellington, John Wheat, Jay Shaffer, Dustin Dance, Daniel Gib son and Lloyd Bruner. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. WINNIE EULENE ADAMS CLARKSVILLE Winnie Eulene Adams, 87, of Clarksville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 in Clarksville. Born in Clarksville, Dec. 9, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Corbitt F. and Lillie Mae Attaway Tew. She worked for Russell Clothing as managing supervisor. She was a member of Travelers Rest Church in Clarksville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her hus band, Charlie Adrian Adams; her daughter, Susan Harriett; twin sister, Crystene Tew; and three broth ers, William Lewis Stevens, Henry Clay Stevens and Edwin Tew. Survivors include her nephew, Larry Stevens of Clarksville; 14 additional nephews and 11 nieces. Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at Travelers Rest Church. Interment followed in Trav elers Rest Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. GERRY DEVETTE SEGOVIS BLOUNTSTOWN Gerry DeVette Segovis, 66, of Blountstown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Born in Jacksonville, Aug. 30, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Chris Charles and Verlon Ha zel Johnson Owens. Correctional Institution. She was a very creative per son who loved animals. She was a member of East ern Star, Caring Hearts and Blountstown First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Walter Leslie Segovis of Blountstown; two daughters, Jennifer Les lie Brown and her husband, Stephen of Wewahitchka and Dolly Kristine Tavares and her husband, Joe of Youngstown; four grandchildren, Mariah Brown, Beau Brown, Bryce Hankins and Sara Tavares; and two sisters, Vicky Chapman of New Mexico and Bev erly Owens of Tallahassee. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The Disaster Distress Helpline 1(800) 985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by Hur ricane Michael. The Helpline is a 24-hours-a-day, seven-daysa-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or hu man-caused disaster or tragedy. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Helpline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counsel ing center in the nationwide network of centers. The referrals and other needed support services. When disaster strikes, people react with in creased anxiety, worry and anger. With community and family support, most of us bounce back. Some may need extra assistance to cope with unfolding events and uncertainties, said Dr. Elinore Mc Cance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. People seeking emotional help in the aftermath of a disaster can now call 1(800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 and begin the process of recovery. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national ho tline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counsel lingual and available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or manmade disasters, incidents of mass violence or any other tragedy affecting America's communities. The Helpline complements the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Emergen cy Management Agency and other disaster response capacities, and is available immediately anywhere within the United States. The helpline can also be accessed at www.disas For more information, contact the SAMHSA The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the be havioral health of the nation. Disaster Distress Helpline providing immediate crisis counseling to people affected by Hurricane Michael Note of Thanks C ORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH The church will be having Revival services starting Sunday, Nov. 4 at the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. Nightly services will continue Nov. 5-7 at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m., there will be a FREE CHICKEN PILAU. The Evangelist for the week is Pastor Clinton Hobbs from Birmingham, AL. Pastor Hobbs is a native of Gadsden County and he still has a farm in Sycamore. He and wife Wanda (who will be singing) are looking forward to seeing home folk. Please mark your calendars for this special week of Spiritual Renewal and REVIVAL! For more information call Pastor Kyle Peddie at (850) 379-8522. The church is located at 15816 NE Moore Street in Hosford. For more information call (850) 379-8522 or visit our website at We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all ers, prayed with and for us, and shown us so much love, support, kindness, generosity and compassion during the loss of our son. We love and appreciate each and everyone of you more than you will ever know. Sincerely, The Family of Colton "Cole" Thomas NEWS FROM THE PEWS Feel free to contact me at (850) 739-0296. Your greatly appreciated! -Eddie McCalvin Political Ad. paid for and approved by Eddie McCalvin, REP for County Commission. for CALHOUN COMMISSION, DIST. 2


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 ABOVE: A road sign on CR 12 South reminds driv ers that utility workers are busy Sunday afternoon around Bristol as they work to return power to homes following massive outages caused by Hurricane Mi chael on Oct. 10. RIGHT: A fallen utility pole and pieces of hardware are shown on the ground in front of a residence along Lake Mystic Road. BELOW: The storm ripped off the roof and side of this home on Durham Road. ABOVE: The Category 4 hurricane uprooted huge trees like this one at Lake Mystic. RIGHT: Another Durham Road residence destroyed by the storm. BOTTOM: A road crew travels along Durham Road to pick up large piles of debris from fallen trees. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS BRISTOL AFTER THE HURRICANE


OCTOBER 31, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Snelgrove Surveying & Mapping, Inc. is now hiring for the following positions: CREW CHIEF & INSTRUMENT MEN (Previous Experience Required) RODMAN (No Experience Necessary) Project Surveyor/Surveyor in Training Call (850) 526-3991 for more information Waldorff Hardware 25615 North Main Street Altha (850) 762-3228 JOB OPENING Interested applicants apply in person at Lumberyard Worker & Delivery Driver Loading materials for customers Maintaining inventory and Delivering materials to job sites Sales Associate Knowledge of hardware and building materials a plus OPEN POSITION WOERNER FARMS OF CLARKSVILLE is now hiring local Flatbed Delivery Drivers Minimum of 1 year driving experience and Class A CDL license is required. Hourly pay with plenty of hours available. medical and dental insurance, 401(k), as well as Paid Vacation and Holidays. Apply at Woerner Farms Clarksville 5357 State Rd. 20 (251) 943-4578 (8 miles east of US-231) Contact Alvin for more information or email: 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 Be at least 19 years old Be a citizen of the United States Be a high school graduate or its equivalent Not convicted of a felony or a misdemean or involving perjury or domestic violence Military must not have a dishonorable dis charge Good moral character as determined by background investigation Successfully pass a physical examination and drug test Be able to complete the basic recruit train ing course and successfully pass the FDLE G. BLACK LOGGING LLC is now accepting applications for: EXPERIENCED LOG TRUCK DRIVERS CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: HEALTH INSURANCE IS OFFERED ALONG WITH COMPETITIVE WAGES! F or more information please call (850) 379-8747 Let prospective employees know what your looking for with a Job Market ad in The Journal JOB MKT. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18000028CPAXMX Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN F. STITES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John F. Stites, deceased, whose date of death was August 13, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida 32321. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands copy of this notice is required to be served OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR OF DEATH IS BARRED. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative: Sarah S. Butters, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0499021 AUSLEY & MCMULLEN PA 123 S. Calhoun Street TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 Telephone: (850) 224-9115 Fax: (850) 222-7560 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Personal Representative: Anne C. Schmidt 10330 NW Longleaf Drive Bristol, Florida 32321 10-24, 10-31 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 Monday, Nov. 12 2018 at 2 p.m. CT at 18114 STATE ROAD pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 1994 GENERAL MOTORS CORP VIN# 2GTEK19K1R1583190 Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves bids. 10-31-18 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 Monday, Nov. 12 2018 at 2 p.m. CT at 18114 STATE ROAD pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 2006 FORD TAURUS VIN# 1FAHP53216A258576 Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves bids. 10-31-18 PUBLIC AUCTION BRISTOL 66 TOWING AND RECOVERY Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will hold a Public Auction on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET for the following vehicle: 2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO GRAY VIN #2G1FB1E35D9134911 Auction will be held at Bristol 66 Storage at 10508 NW State Road 20, Bristol, FL 32321. Bristol 66 Towing reserves the need additional information on the above vehicle, please call (850) 228-9555 10-31-18 PUBLIC AUCTION BRISTOL 66 TOWING AND RECOVERY Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will hold a Public Auction on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET for the following vehicle: 1997 FORD EXPLORER MAROON VIN #1FMDU34X3VZA55913 Auction will be held at Bristol 66 Storage at 10508 NW State Road 20, Bristol, FL 32321. Bristol 66 Towing reserves the need additional information on the above vehicle, please call (850) 228-9555 10-31-18 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES Hundreds helped through Hwy. 71 S donation center by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Approximately 500 vehicles made their way through the line at the donation center set up on Hwy. 71 South in Blountstown, according to Kathryn Van Marter of FEMA. Its hard to know just how many individuals were helped since multiple families often came together in a single vehicle, she said. The supplies given out in cluded tarps to protect damaged roofs, food, water, ice, household items and baby supplies. The site, set up by Tom Derzy polski, his wife, Stephanie and his sister-in-law Heather Montford easier for local people whose lives were upended by Hurricane Mi chael. Our donation center has been doing very well, so much so that we have been able to support other rural counties in the re gion, Derzypolski said. The site is no longer accept ing donations but will transi tion into a distribution center, he said. Those who would like to help with the continu ing needs in the area are urged to visit calhouncountyhurri, which is the Were building a task force of people who are going to examine the needs of the community and make sure money goes toward supporting folks here in Calhoun County, he said. RIGHT: Heather Montford King shares a reminder of the recently announced she greets vehicles of local hurricane survivors at the donation center in Blount stown. BELOW: Drivers wait in line for supplies. PHOTOS COURTESY KATHRYN VAN MARTER Clothing Giveaway Donations from Pretty Girlz as well as other boutiques and businesses from as far as Des tin and Perry were available free of charge to those hit by the Category 4 storm that ravaged where guests were to bring a bag to donate and they were delivered to Blountstown in a van. ABOVE: Sue Bateman, Mary Alberdi and Mari lyn Vincent volunteer sorting clothes and help ing those searching for clothing items to replace what Hurricane Michael has taken. The group set up in the former Merle Norman site in the Ramsey Cash Saver shopping center. The USDA will be hosting a Disaster & Recov ery Workshop at the Rivertown Community Church Sanctuary, 19359 SR 71 North in Blountstown on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT USDA staff will be on hand to assist with Emer gency Financial Assistance, Assistance for Livestock and Crop Related Expenses and Losses, Farm & Land Damage as well as an opportunity to sign up for as sistance on site. USDA Disaster Assistance & Recovery Workshop set


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OCTOBER 31, 2018 CALHOUN LIBERTY Oct. 31 Nov. 6 SCHOOL MENUS *LIBERTY COUNTY MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 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 THURSDAY, NOV. 1 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 FRIDAY, NOV. 2 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 MONDAY, NOV. 5 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 TUESDAY, NOV. 6 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 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 BREAKFAST: Pancakes, chicken sausage, fruit LUNCH: Corn dog nuggets, cheese pizza or chef salad SIDES: Baked beans, steamed broccoli, fruit THURSDAY, NOV. 1 BREAKFAST: Sausage biscuit, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Sliced ham with mac and cheese and whole grain roll, crispy chicken sandwich or garden chicken salad SIDES: Sweet potato yams, green beans, fruit FRIDAY, NOV. 2 BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, chicken sausage, fruit LUNCH: Pizza, pepperoni turkey 4x6, hamburger, cheeseburger or taco salad and tortilla chips SIDES: Baked potato wedges, sliced tomatoes/ lettuce, fresh garden salad, fruit MONDAY, NOV. 5 BREAKFAST: Pancake on a stick, GoGurt, fruit LUNCH: Chicken tenderloin, ham and cheese sandwich or chef salad SIDES: Mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet whole kernel corn, fruit TUESDAY, NOV. 6 BREAKFAST: Egg and cheese biscuit, potato nuggets, fruit LUNCH: Stuffed pasta with whole grain roll, beef quesadilla, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or chicken Caesar salad SIDES: Fresh crunchy baby carrots with ranch dressing, Caesar salad, fruit MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol DENTAL CLINIC Michaels AFTER MATH Calhoun County took quite a beat rampage on Oct. 10. The storm left its calling cards around the county in the form of damaged roofs, man gled signs and thousands of bro ken pine trees. TOP FROM LEFT: A shop on a property along SR 69A in Altha was completely destroyed. airplanes are among the debris in the mangled hangars at the Calhoun County Airport. RIGHT: sustained substantial damage during the Cat. 4 storm. ABOVE RIGHT: Army National Guard Spe cer Cobelo stand guard at Blount stown Drugs. FAR RIGHT: Forests have been reduced to thinned out patches of broken timber. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTOS


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