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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Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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See REGISTER SOON continued inside on page 2 Wednesday Nov. 14 2018 Vol. 38 No. 46 Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Events and Community Calendar..................... 5 Local veterans honored, Notes of Thanks..........7 Sean of the South..........9 Job Market...........15 Obituaries...................13 Legal Notices.......15 Horoscope, Sudoku and Classieds................17 BES 5th grade classes share their THANKS Dear Linemen, Thank you for restoring power in our town cause we had to wait until the AC came on. We had to leave the doors open and my sister got stung by 3 yellow jackets. My mom could charge her phone and contact her brother and my little sister needed a bath cause she was playing in the mud and got into and my game back so I could have more fun. Love, your friend, Macen Dear Army and Uncle Matt, everyone in Blountstown. We ap preciate the Army guarding places plies out to the community. We re spect Uncle Matt for preparing food everyday for people who are hungry. Sincerely, your loving friend, Lola Dear Linemen, I am so overwhelmed that you came to my little town Blountstown. Words done for everyone especially my family. We went down my half-mile driveway and hardly saw one power pole up. After the hurricane hit I went into town and found happiness and sadness. I saw trees down every where and linemen up everywhere believe how fast you and your bud dies went to work. I will never forget the day my little sister called and screamed into my ear, WE HAVE POWER! Thank you so much for all you do. You will always be my hero no matter what. Sincerely, London DIGGING OUT AFTER MICHAEL Volunteers from Hosford, Bristol, Panama City and Montgomery, AL came out to help an Abe Springs couple Saturday. See more on PAGE 18. Dear Venice Police Department, Thank you for everything you have done for Blountstown. You have helped us improve everything since the storm. You have gotten us ahead by 3 weeks. Everyone including me our little town and help. Many people have lost their homes and you made roes. Thank you so much for every Sincerely, Eden Dear Linemen, Thank you so much for getting my power back on because it was hot! Also, I could play Fortnite. Sincerely Your Friend, Corbin More letters......Page 4 Kids from St. Johns County send drawings and notes of support to hurricane victims in the panhandle. PAGE 5 RECOUNT Calhoun County Elections Supervisor Sharon Chason leads her team in recounting ballots as they start the process in Blountstown. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS Direct Temporary Housing approved for Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf and Jackson counties................... PAGE 6 Liberty County Hurricane victims urged to register soon with FEMA by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Its all about the numbers. The sooner more people sign up with FEMA, the sooner help will be available for those hit by Hurri cane Michael, according to FEMA Public Informa A lot of people who have insurance coverage might not sign up but we encourage them to register and see what they might qualify for, he said. As of Monday afternoon, 3,885 households in Calhoun County and 1,320 in Liberty County have registered with FEMA. We need higher numbers of people to register in Liberty County, urged Dick Stanley, Building Code Administrator with the county building department. Its important that those with major property damage be added to the list. Some think that even though PAGE 3: 50 includes tax Tampa driver killed in Nov. 7 crash on CR 12 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor One man is dead after a single vehicle crash last Wednesday evening in Liberty County. The fatality was identified as 29-year-old Rodney Cameron Lambert of Tampa. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2010 Lexus coupe was southbound on CR 12, just north of NW Wild Turkey Street around 8:30 p.m. Lambert failed to negotiate a right hand curve and went across the northbound lane, onto the east shoulder. The driver was ejected after the car hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Liberty County EMS. FHP was assisted by the Liberty County Sheriffs Department. The crash was investigated by FHP Cpl. their home was destroyed that it doesnt meet the threshold for assistance. He pointed out Tuesday afternoon, Were not even halfway into the numbers that we need to have to make us eligible for housing assistance. J OURNAL Th e CalhounLIBERTY Th e CalhounLIBERTY


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 CALHOUN COUNTY NOV. 13 Georgia Ann Brock, disorderly conduct, resisting APD. NOV. 12 Daniel Francis Edge, battery, CCSO. Jamie Summerlin, amine, CCSO. NOV. 11 Jeremy David McKinney, CCSO. Timothy Michael Hignite, BPD. Robert Williams, fense, FHP. NOV. 10 J. P. Owens Jr., CCSO. NOV. 9 Roderick Terrell Monlyn, VOP, CCSO. Kristopher Dean Honrine, istration, CCSO. Christopher Wayne Stein, istration, CCSO. NOV. 8 Bradley Lewis Pickron, CCSO. Harold Small, trespassing, BPD. NOV. 7 Frank Justin Huber, amine, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY NOV. 13 Georgia Ann Brock, CCSO. NOV. 9 Karen Helene Summerlin, LCSO. Sidney Lee Robbins, GCSO. NOV. 6 Jennifer April Williams, possession of drug equip ment, LCSO. Darby L. White, possession of a controlled sub or abandonment of animal, LCSO. Ashley Nicole Scruggs, GCSO. Steven Allen Ricter, abandonment of animal, LCSO. Kelly Bartlett, GCSO. ____________________________________ Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. PROPERTY TAXES Hurricane Michael My heart goes out to ev eryone in Calhoun County. This storm has impacted all of us. The Property Apprais your questions and offer as sistance. If you need cop ies of your property record card, deed or other property information, just let us know and we will provide that to you. Several citizens have asked me if the damage they experienced from Hur ricane Michael will impact their property tax bill. The answer is not for this year, but it will be addressed for next year. Due to Hurricane Michael, the Tax Collector will mail property tax bills on November 9, 2018. I want you to know my physical inspection of the entire county to assess property damage caused by Hurricane Michael. The property tax valua tion for 2018 is based on the market value (including the condition) of your prop erty as of January 1, 2018. Any damage to your home after January 1, 2018 will not be considered for the 2018 assessment, but will be addressed for the 2019 assessment. FOR EXAMPLE: If your property experi enced damage from Hurri cane Michael and the dam age is not repaired prior to January 1, 2019, you may receive an adjustment to your property tax assess ment. However, if you ex perienced damage to your property from Michael, but repaired the damages pri or to January 1, 2019, you justment based solely on damage from the storm. If you have any ques tions, please call us at (850) 674-5636. Sincerely, CARLA T. PEACOCK CALHOUN COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER 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 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Pickron arrested for lewd & lascivious acts with a child A Blountstown man was arrested for lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious exhi member that Bradley Pickron, 34, had done several things that made her uncomfortable including watch ing her take showers. When interviewed by a Child Protection Team investigator with the Dept. of Children and Families, the girl said Pickron often would have her meet him in a shed where he would have her sit on his lap while he was wearing only his underwear. She stated that she would bed, where she would kick him when he began exposing himself. She said the activ would return a short time later. beside her with his arms around her waist, she said. She also told investigators that Pickron often looked at naked girls on his cell phone. Bradley stated that he had slept in the bed with the youngster but denied touching her. He also acknowl edged being alone in the shed with her but said he had never exposed himself. BRADLEY L. PICKRON Blountstown man charged with attack on his mother A man who got upset when he discovered that his mother had washed his pants and unknowingly dis solved some pills that were in one of the pockets was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly at tacked her. According to the arrest report from the Calhoun woke up around 1:30 p.m. Mon day and realized his mother had done his laundry. He checked the freshly washed pants in search of some medica tion he had put there but did not He got angry, grabbed his mother by both of her arms and threw her to the ground, accord ing to the arrest report. The inci dent left her with bruising on both arms and her injuries were photographed. Following his arrest, he will remain in custody be cause the incident violated his state probation. DANIEL F. EDGE Man on bike charged with meth A man stopped because he was riding a bicycle after dark without a front lamp was taken into cus tody after he was found to have methamphetamine in his pocket, according to a re port from the Calhoun County A deputy pulled over Jami Summerlin, 44, of Blount stown around 2:29 a.m. on Grace Peacock Road for a deputy asked Summerlin if he had anything illegal on him. After pacing back and force, Summerlin admitted to having some meth. He handed it over, along with a glass pipe. The deputy sponse for meth. Summerlin admitted to the deputy that he had been smoking meth off and on for 20 years. When asked when the last time was that he used the drug, he re JAMI SUMMERLIN REGISTER SOON continued from the front page Calhoun County, along with Gadsden, Jackson, Bay and Gulf counties have been des ignated as areas to re ceive direct housing. Liberty County was not on the list. The state-led Florida Housing Task Force sur veyed available rental re sources in the hurricaneimpacted counties and found rental housing re to meet the high demand for housing in Bay, Cal houn, Gadsden, Gulf and Jackson counties. On rized the Direct Tempo rary Housing Assistance Program for these coun ties, according to a news Direct Temporary Housing Assistance is available to eligible ap plicants whose primary residence is uninhabit that eligible applicants Rental Assistance due to a lack of available hous ing resources in the area. Direct housing assistance is only available in areas where rental resources and housing options are scarce. The more we have to register, the easier it will be for us to qualify to get trailers) here, he said, percent of homes in the county were damaged. The most recently numbers for Liberty County include: has 3,600 22: Destroyed homes 53: Homes with major damage 2,341: Homes with minor damage erty Co. has 48 commer cial properties 4: Destroyed busi nesses 6: Businesses with major damage 20: Businesses with minor damage Liberty Co. has 24 gov ernment buildings 1: Building destroyed (Road & Bridge Dept. on SR 20) 4: Buildings with ma jor damage 19: Buildings with mi nor damage erty Co. has six educa tional sites 2: Major damage, in cluding the LCHS voca tional building and Tolar Middle School. Both had roof damage. 4: Minor damage at Hosford Schools admin istrative building, the Al ementary and the Liberty County School Superin He said they are still collecting information. Our teams will continue doing evaluations and try ing to contact homeown ers for the next 10 days, he said. Their assess ments are based on exte rior damage. That could change, depending on what additional damage was found inside from leaks and other issues. They hope to have the the month. Monday, Dec. 10 is the deadline for individuals and households to apply for disaster assistance. Apply online at www., plied, About 30 minutes ago. He was charged with possession of a con trolled substance and vi olation of probation. He was also issued a written warning for operating a bicycle in the dark with no headlight. BECOME A VOLUNTEER BECOME A VITAL PART OF THE ADVOCACY TEAM. HELP AN ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR OTHERWISE AT-RISK CHILD BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN AD LITEM. FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATION PHONE (850) 410-4642


NOVEMBER 14, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Sundberg PA is a team that values great service and responsiveness to our clients. With over 20 years of litigation experience, Bill Sundberg has an extensive amount of knowl edge dealing with insurance matters. Having worked on both sides of insurance claims, Bill Sundberg has a perspective that will help him effectively advocate for his clients. but we travel the entire State of Florida to serve our clients. FLOOD WATER SINKHOLE WIND ROOF HAIL HURRICANE (850) 402-3000 107 W. 5th Avenue, Tallahassee We provide assistance in the following areas in regard to PROPERTY INSURANCE: SUNDBERG, PA TRIAL LAWYERS On Saturday, Oct. 27, we, Commu nities Helping Communities & Col Thank you kindly, Andria ONeal BMS Jingle Bell Run will honor Melissa Bailey O'Bryan Dec. 1 SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Monday blaze destroys home in Blountstown ley Rd. in Blountstown, according to the Nettle Ridge Vol breaker box and the dryer. No one was home at the time. The previous Wednesday, the home was struck by light The family was told renovations were needed before they plete the work. ed Westside VFD, Nettle Ridge VFD, Carr-Clarksville VFD, An account has been set up at Calhoun Liberty Employ ees Credit Union to assist the family of John and Leslie Messer. They do not have anywhere to store donations at this time, but if anyone would like to donate Walmart or Visa gift cards it would be greatly appreciated.


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Disaster Response Team Was your home damaged by HURRICANE MICHAEL ? WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU! Free Services Provided: (850) 900-7153 674-4600 ALDAY INSURANCE AGENCY Mon. Fri. Friday, Nov. 16 & Saturday, Nov. 17 FROM 9 A.M. 6 P.M. ET Erma Jeans A G F LORIST 21539 Chester Street, HOSFORD 379-3323 FAX 379-8113 Christmas OPEN HOUSE REFRESHMENTS & DOOR PRIZES! OFF STOREWIDE See THANKS continued on page 13 You.


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 NOVEMBER 14, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Wednesday, Nov. 14 Thursday Nov. 15 Friday, Nov. 16 Saturday, Nov. 17 Monday, Nov. 19 Sunday, Nov. 18 Tuesday, Nov. 20 BIRTHDAY: Helen Brown Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford BIRTHDAYS: Doyle Eberly, Rhonda Branch, Sheila Cook, Jason Brock, Diane Long BHS Football 6:30 p.m. @ Port St. Joe BIRTHDAYS: Jenna Hemanes & Beth Brown VOUNTEERS NEEDED 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement to get sawmill up and running Storytime 10:30 a.m. ET at Hosford Library BIRTHDAYS: Melissa Peddie, Jay Bailey, Neil Alday & Cathy Bess BIRTHDAYS: Jody Bailey, Katrina Dawson & Jimmy Minton BIRTHDAYS: April Orama, Tracy Martin, Deidra Hall, Jerry Carpenter Jr. & Erica Smith 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: Renee Baggett, Rodney Smith, Angie Bunkley, National play Monopoly Day National play Monopoly Day Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday St. Johns Co. kids send messages of hope following Hurricane Michael. We are sharing some of their messages here. Re-Employment Fair at Chipola College Thurs. MARIANNA Chipola College and CareerSource Chipola will host an Em ployment Re-training Fair, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Student Services Building on the col lege campus. College staff will receive visitors to help them learn their interests and pro vide advice on training options. The Career Center will offer help regard ing jobs, salaries, and tuition funding will help prospective students engage programs of interest, and then transi tion to Career Source Chipola staff to for funding tuition. Visitors will dis cuss near and longer term interests, and help them get on a plan to stay in the to train and work. Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce Education, says, We are excited to help serve our area. Many people have experienced damage to their homes and maybe even the loss of a job. Our goal is to demonstrate that jobs do exist locally. With the right training and experiences, Chipola Col lege can provide the needed training to area residents to qualify for these jobs. For information, contact Darwin Gilmore at (850) 718-2270 or Career Center at (850) 633-2759. TALLAHASSEE As Floridians re pair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Michael, FEMA and home improvement stores in Gulf and Jack son counties are teaming up to provide free information and literature on mak ing homes stronger and safer. FEMA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer homeimprovement guidance with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the in formation and the free publications are tailored for do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Advisors will be available in Jackson County at Lowes Home Improvement Center, 4860 Mallory Plaza, Marianna, FL 32448 from Thursday, Nov. 15 thru Monday, Nov. 19 (closed on Sunday) from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Find more information about strengthening property at www.fema. gov/protect-your-property. FEMA specialists can provide gen ance policies and offer technical assis tance to aid in recovery. A complete list of home-improvement stores hosting FEMA mitigation specialists and their hours is available at disaster/4399. Free rebuilding and repair advice at the Lowes in Marianna BLOUNTSTOWN Volunteers are needed this Saturday at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Nov. 17. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT to help get their Saw mill back up and running. No experi ence required. Wood milled will be used to repair damage caused to our Blacksmith shop and other historic buildings at the set tlement. Lunch will be provided. You can volunteer by calling our of Here is a link to their Facebook Event post: events/345878039307706/. Volunteers needed at the Settlement to get sawmill up Breakfast with Big Bend Hospice, 9-11 a.m. ET Centennial Bank in Bristol Volunteers needed to sort & distribute clothing, supplies Ministry Center to serve as donation & distribution point BLOUNTSTOWN As Calhoun and Liberty counties continue to work to wards a new normal post-Hurricane Michael, the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center (CLMC) has once again stepped up to assist those in need. The center will serve as a donation point for man ageable donations, as well as a distri bution point for supplies. Large deliveries, such as semi loads, will be sent to another location more equipped for bulk deliveries. CLMC Director Doug Hemanes and his team have been working closely with county EOCs to create a system of collecting, sorting, and distributing items. In addition, several churches have signed on to serve as food banks and supply points throughout the counties to help get items into the hands of those who need them. CLMC always appreciates volun teers, but now their need is greater than ever. They welcome anyone who can spend even a few hours at the center. Volunteers will receive, sort and assist with distributing items. The Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center is located at 21754 FL-20, Blountstown, FL 32424. For more information, or to coor dinate a delivery, call (850) 674-1818. Calhoun County Holiday BUSINESS BOUNCE PANHANDLE The deadline to get cation prescription has been extended to Dec. 8 for residents located in 16 counties of Florida who are affected by Hurricane Michael. This is in response to various state orders issued by the lations. The 16 counties include: Bay, Cal houn, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamil ton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla, and Washington. deadline Dec. 8 for hurricane residents


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 J.D. OWENS CARPET OUTLET OVER 2400 SAMPLES ON HAND! AND THOUSANDS MORE AVAILABLE! Basic to hand made glass tile from the shower to the pool, from the patio to the backsplash. TILE ? HAS THE BEST SELECTION ON CARPET, BUT WHAT ABOUT... EVERYONE KNOWS THAT CALL (850) 526-3619 J.D. OWENS CARPET OUTLET WWW.TILECARPETMARIANNA.COM The Place to Shop, if Money Matters! WATER PROOF LAMINATE ? OVER 450 C O L O RS AND STYLES T O CH OO SE FR O M Starting at $ 1 99 sf with pad! CITY TIRE CO. We're your one-stop "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TIRE STORE! TOYO TIRES "Authorized Dealer" FEMA is working closely with the State of Florida to help survivors re cover from Hurricane Michael. Renters and homeowners must reg ister with FEMA to be considered for disaster housing assistance, which may be provided if you have no other hous ing options and your permanent dwell ing is uninhabitable. FEMA temporary housing assistance is a grant and does not have to be repaid. WHAT TYPE OF HOUSING ASSISTANCE BEST FOR YOU? RENTAL ASSISTANCE Rental cial help for adequate rental housing during ongoing repairs to your dam permanent housing in another location. Since rental resources and housing may be limited in some areas, you may have to look outside your immediate community. TRANSITIONAL SHELTERING ASSISTANCE On a case-by-case ba sis, FEMA may pay for lodging at par their damaged residence. You must be a disaster assistance applicant in Bay, Gulf or Jackson counties without a place to live to be considered for TSA. DIRECT HOUSING Direct Tem porary Housing provides manufactured housing, including recreational vehi cles (RVs) and mobile homes. Because of extensive damage to lo cal housing and the number of people affected, Direct Temporary Housing has been approved for Bay, Calhoun, Gadsden, Gulf and Jackson counties. Due to limited housing options in some counties, it is not guaranteed you will be provided Direct Housing in or near your neighborhood. approved Direct Temporary Housing in the following ways: 1. RVs may be used when there is a housing need of six months or less. RVs may be placed in commercial parks or on approved private sites. 2. Manufactured Housing Units (MHUs) may be used as a longer-term solution for both homeowners and rent ers when repairs take longer to com plete. 3. Multi-Family Lease and Repair involves FEMA repairing and making improvements in existing multi-family housing, working with owners to make more short-term lodging available for survivors. ered for Rental Assistance, Transitional Sheltering Assistance or Direct Hous ing Assistance 1. You may apply online at Disaster or by calling the disas ter assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 for TTY users. 2. When registering for disaster as sistance, you will be asked to provide information about the damage to your dwelling. A scheduled FEMA inspec tion will verify if your home is unsafe, uninhabitable or inaccessible. 3. FEMA cannot duplicate assistance received from your insurance company. 4. Additional phone interviews may be needed to determine if you qualify for housing assistance. Those approved for housing assis tance must demonstrate an ongoing ef they remain eligible. FEMAs mission: Helping people be fore, during, and after disasters. For a list of resources available to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane info. For more Hurricane Michael re covery information, visit www.fema. Follow FEMA and the Florida Di vision of Emergency Management on FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Divisions Facebook pages at Face FloridaSERT. Temporary housing is approved for Hurricane Michael survivors disaster, it is wise to be aware of potential frauds and scams. Such events can attract criminals and con artists. If you believe you are the victim of a contracting scam or price gouging or other fraudulent activity, contact local law enforce the Attorney General on the Fraud Hotline or contact the Federal Trade Com mission (FTC) at Here is a list of possible scams that may be attempted in counties affected by Hurri TELEPHONE CALLS If you get a call informing you that you are eligible for a FEMA disaster assistance program, do not provide any personal infor phone. If you are contacted by someone you believe is a scammer, contact your local law enforcement agency. FEMA CERTIFIED Sometimes persons may drive around a devastated neighborhood with a FEMA Cer sector contractor. (Individuals and govern ment entities should be extremely cautious when hiring contractors after any disaster.) If someone claiming to be a contractor does contact you and stating they represent FEMA or that FEMA gave them your name, you should get as much information as you can about the contractor and report them to your local law enforcement agency. An inspector comes to your home without your home who claims to be a FEMA inspec tity. All FEMA representatives, including our contracted inspectors, will have a laminated Someone comes to your home to conduct sentatives will never charge for disaster as out applications. Stay alert for false prom ises to speed up the insurance, disaster as sistance or building permit process. CHARITABLE GIVING A list of reputable charities that are ap Giving Alliance is available at The Alliance advises not responding to un solicited emails, watching out for pushy tele that sound real by using similar names. For more information about avoiding char itable giving scams, visit the Federal Trade gov/features/scam-alerts. RENTAL LISTINGS The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has information on how rental listing scams deal is hard to pass up. Learn more at www. ing-scams. Another fraud which may occur after a disaster, according to the National Insur ance Crime Bureau (NICB), is the sale of a hurricane-damaged vehicle advertised as a good-conditioned used car. The NCIB oper lows car buyers to see whether a vehicle has ever been declared as salvage or a total loss by an NICB member that participates in the program. Insurers representing about UTILITY REPAIRS Utility customers, especially electric pow scams in person, over the phone and online. Sometimes they pretend to be a company credit card, pre-paid debit card or gift card, and threaten to turn off service to your home or business. Never give credit card informa tion over the phone unless you are certain of the identity of the caller. When in doubt, give your utility company a call. RUMOR CONTROL To dispel some of the false rumors cir culating on the internet and social media, FEMA has a dedicated web page to address some of the most common themes. To get the most accurate information from trusted sources visit our rumor control page for Hur ricane Michael at during, and after disasters. For a list of resources available to individ uals and businesses affected by Hurricane For more Hurricane Michael recovery Follow FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Twitter at @ FEMARegion4 and @FLSERT. You may also visit FEMA and the Divisions Facebook pages at and Face FACT SHEET: How to Avoid and Where to Report... POTENTIAL FRAUD AFTER A DISASTER


NOVEMBER 14, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Clearance Rack $ 5 Bounce Back Coupons! 20 % STORE WIDE OFF ) DURING THIS WEEKS CALHOUN CHAMBER 9 A.M. 7 P.M. ENTER TO WIN: Two SWEET drawings at the end of the night! Get your Girl Bucks good for January! Complete a WISHLIST CARD to make holiday buying EASY on your loved ones! SHOP Pretty Girlz Thursday, Nov. 15 BUSINESS BOUNCE PLUS an Extra 5 % off if you bring in a NEW toy for Toys for Tots. (or make a $5 cash donation) Spin To Win WHEN YOU SPEND $100 17245 Main Street North in Blountstown PHONE 674-4744 Come see us M-F 9-6, 9-3 Sat. Thank you, citizens of Liberty County, for your support during the election. It was a great ex perience. My family and I wish Charles Boo Morris the very best in his new position as District 5 School Board member. Sincerely, James S. Jamie Chester Political ad paid for and approved by James S. Jamie Chester for School Board A special thanks to Jim Johnson. He had dam age to his home, but he was out helping others in their time of need. He is one of our elected of Kathy Brown, who also had damage to her house. Nevertheless, she was at the courthouse helping those in need. the courthouse helping people with storm damage. Our elected sheriff, Sheriff Eddie Joe White, was making sure the stores and home were safe from outsiders. Last but not least important, Alvin Foran. He worked many long hours to help restore power. A huge thank you to all the above people. I have never been more proud of my home county than now. We are Liberty Strong! Mary Leonard Owens Rubel The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 12010, would like to express our gratitude for the wonderful program for Veterans held at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol, on Friday, Nov. 9. cant planning, coordination and labor. Considering the community it is even more astounding that our commu nity came together to honor our Veterans. We thank you for the meal prepared by Darrel Doo bie Hayes, it was nothing less than superb and the home made deserts were very delicious. We greatly appreci ate the efforts of Superintendent Summers and his Staff, the School Board, the faculties of Liberty County High School, W. R. Tolar School and Hosford Elementary & Middle School and, of course, the Students in this en deavor. We are also thankful for the beautiful door prizes uniquely designed and we could tell done out of patrio tism and pride for our country. You have truly honored us and we sincerely thank you. Veterans luncheon held at Civic Center BRISTOL A luncheon to honor our veterans was held at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center on Friday, Nov. 9. A hearty meal was prepared by School Board Member Doobie Hayes. The group was welcomed by Aaron Day who shared a story about the veterans in his family. JROTC presented the colors for the Pledge of performed by Hosford and Tolar students. The event was made possible by efforts from The Liberty County School District, students and many other community members. ABOVE FROM LEFT: School Board Mem ber Doobie Hayes speaks with a local veteran. of Allegiance. LEFT: The walls were decorated with artwork from Liberty County students. BE LOW LEFT: Wes Johnston, Woody Stewart, Titus Severance (with service dog Crista), Bob Pickron, Gary McGee, Larry Wood, Malone Al ford and Monte Duggar were attending veterans from VFW Post 12010 and The American Legion Post 272. Notes of Thanks




NOVEMBER 14, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Its nighttime. I am writing you from your favorite beach, Sweetie. The sands go on for miles, the purple sky is cloudless. The Gulf of Mexico is so vast it hurts. Fort Pickens National Park looks mag This was our beach. At least, thats what Im calling it. It wasnt literally ours. It be longs to everyone in Pensacola Beach. No, it belongs to everyone in America. Well, actually, if were getting techni cal here, this beach belongs to the National Park Service, which is overseen by the Unit ed States Department of the Interior and is henceforth property of the U.S. government. But, since the government uses citizen tax dollars to maintain this federal land and pay its staff of allegedly friendly park rang basically mine. Anyway, Im getting off track. hound, with crooked teeth and droopy eyes. I loved you from the beginning. And this beach was your favorite place on earth. For many years, every weekend Id travel to Pensacola to play pitiful bar music at lo cal dives. I didnt earn much money, but ev ery little bit helped. You traveled with me. By day, I worked menial jobs. And at night I played music for people who held brown bottles and wanted to dance to SOMETHING FUN! Thats what all drunken dancers say. Hey, you with the gee-tar! PLAY SOME THING FUN, DUDE! Then some guy in the crowd raises a beer and shouts, Freebird! and laughs until he loses all bladder control. You and I would spend the weekends camping at Fort Pickens for only sixteen bucks per night. Wed stay here together. And wed rough it. I cooked meals over a propane burner, and washed our plates with a waterhose. We bathed in public showers, and I did laundry in the Gulf of Mexico with a bottle of de tergent. This was our place. The price was right for a poor man, and you couldnt beat the view. In the evenings, we left the campsite and went to gigs. You rode shotgun. And while I would be in some beer joint, playing SOMETHING FUN! with a band of tal ented musicians who all pretty much lived with their girlfriends and drove their moms minivans, you slept. You would curl up in my passenger seat. Windows rolled down. On my breaks, I would visit my truck washers, smoking cigarettes around my ve hicle. They were running their hands along your silky coat. You had that effect on people. I dig your dog, a cook said once. Whats her name? Ellie Mae. Does she like bacon? Does a one-legged duck swim in cir cles? cooks would send us home with two Styro foam boxes. Spaghetti for me; double-deck er hamburger for you extra bacon. Wed eat supper together on this beach beneath the stars. Wed stare at the moon. The sound of the waves would serenade us. Then, wed return to our camp site, fall asleep, wake up at noon the next day, and do it all over again. That was our life. It wasnt glamorous, but it was ours. 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by Michael DeVuyst contributing writer BRISTOL The Blountstown Tigers beat the Cot 1 st st and goal at the 1 rd th nd rd rd rd th th th CT Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 BHS TIGERS TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS A pass to Pola McCloud (#10) was broken up by a Hornet defender. ABOVE: Trent Peacock (#4) breaks free from a Cottondale player. RIGHT: Carson Hatch ett (#52) tackles a Hornet. BE LOW: Monte Brown (#14) tackles a Hornet. BOTTOM LEFT: Alex Sanchez (#65), Cody Peavy (#64) and Carson Hatchett (#52) head to the line. Tigers advance with 28-6 win over Cottondale ABOVE: Ken Speights (#28) shoots for a gap in the defensive line. RIGHT: Brent McCrone (#12) is hit immediately following the catch.


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Blountstown High School may have been beaten up during Hur ricane Michael, but we wont let that take our Tiger spirit. BHS Home coming week was origi nally scheduled to be Oct. 22-26, but as a result of the storm, it has been re scheduled. BHS Christ mas Homecoming will be held the week of Friday, Nov. 26 through Satur day, Dec. 1. dress-up day theme is The Ghosts of Christ mas Past. Dress up in the style of your favor ite decade, whether it be child attire. theme will be Santas Workshop where you can dress up as any char acter from Christmas. From Santa and his rein deer to jingle bells and Christmas trees, if it is a part of Christmas, dress up as it! On Tuesday eve ning the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen will take place at the Blountstown Middle School Gym during half time of the Blountstown High School Girls bas ketball game. The girls basketball game will start at 7 p.m. against the Cot tondale Hornets. Please come out to cheer our Ti gers on to victory! theme will be Christmas Scrabble Day. You take something Christmassy and you dress up as it. Take Kendal, for exam ple. Kendal begins with a K, so does one of the Three Kings. Kendal could dress up as one of the Three Kings. theme will be A Long Winters Nap. Just slide out of bed in your pajamas and come on to school. On Thursday afternoon, the student body will watch a Christmas movie and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Pride will be the dressup theme for the day. Wear your favorite Tiger apparel to show your Ti ger Spirit and that you are Tiger Strong! Friday afternoon, the student classes will compete against each other in the annual Mega Relay. will join the Chamber of Commerce for the annual Christmas parade, since we were not able to have the Homecoming parade in October. The parade will start at 5 p.m. this year. The parade route will be the traditional parade route which goes from BMS on Hwy. 71 to Hwy. 20 and the Calhoun County Court House. If you would like to be included in the parade, please call BHS at (850) 674-5724, ext.43 to sign up. After the Christmas Parade is over, everyone will head on over to the will take place in the back of the BHS campus. We invite you, the community, to share in our Homecoming spirit! Join us in our celebration of Homecoming, because we are Tiger Strong and because its great to be a Blountstown Tiger! Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 ABOVE FROM LEFT: Madison Taylor (#10) goes for the kill. The Lady Tigers prepare for a set. LEFT: Emma Rich ards (#15) volleys the ball over a defender. RIGHT: Two defenders attempt to block a hit from Emma Richards. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS BHS Lady Tigers fall one game short of State Volleyball Championship LADY TIGERS The Lady Tigers season came to an end in the to Sneads with a crowd of over 400. This marks the second straight year the Tigers have fallen one game short of the State Championship. I know the girls are disappointed. We wanted this win. At the end of the day we just didnt execute well enough, said Coach Summers. The loss brings their overall record to 22-6. This loss is going to sting for a little bit but I told the girls after the game one day they will look back and be proud of what they have accomplished. The Se nior class ended their careers with back to back Dis trict Championships and Regional Championships. well. They racked up 82 wins and reached at least the Regional Final every year. Laurinda Smith-Faircloths Merle Norman SALON, SPA & BOUTIQUE (850) 674-9191 HOURS: Monday Friday: 9-6; Saturday: 9-2 FREE Homemade Hot Cocoa, Cookies and Candies from 5:00 7:00 p.m. ALL DAY LONG! STARTING AT 9 A.M. one 50% OFF FROM 5 7 P.M. ONLY FREE GIFT 15 % OFF Business B o u n c e THURSDAY, NOV. 15 9 a.m. 7 p.m. CT 20 % OFF ALL 40 % OFF ON SELECT ITEMS UP TO OWNER 12998 SW CR 275 Dead M le Hill ST MP GRINDING Join in the Tiger Spirit with a BHS Christmas Homecoming


NOVEMBER 14, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 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 DOROTHY E. DOT BETHEL MARIANNA Dorothy E. Dot Bethel, 84, of Marianna, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Do than, AL. Born in the Alliance Community, March 27, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Will K. and Mattie Lee Alday Baggett. She was a homemaker and was a mem ber of Altha Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry J. Bethel; sons, Vernon Bethel and Wayne Cham berlain; brothers, Bill Baggett, Pete Baggett and Ellis Baggett; and six sisters, Bonnie Sue Baggett, Fronie Adkins, Nancy Pierce, Mary Sewell, Candice Burke and Irene Stanley. Survivors include three daughters, Winona Sand ers of Graceville, Frances Weeks of Panama City and Glenda Bethel of Marianna; three grandchildren, Mea gan Sanders, Dylan Weeks and Hunter Patterson and his wife, Skyler; one great-great-grandchild, Harper Sanders; brothers, L.N. Baggett of Boot Hill and Bobby Baggett of Altha; and a sister, Ninva Grooms of Altha. Services were held Friday, Nov. 9 with Rev. Alan Cemetery in Altha. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. MARTHA FRANCES CRAFT Mexico Beach, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Marianna. She was born on May 12, 1930 in Shorter ville, AL to William Smith and Flossie Williams Smith and had lived in Mexico Beach since 1990, coming from Abbeville, AL. She was a retired bank teller, homemak er and truly loved her family. She was a member of the White City Baptist Church in White City. Survivors include three sons, David Money and his wife, Karen of Headland, AL, Tony Craft and his wife, Norma of White City and Steve Craft and his wife, Mary Ann of Altha; two daughters, Vickie Cleveland and her husband, Don of Capps, AL and Nancy Weeks of Wewa hitchka; one brother, William Smith and his wife, Stacy of Vienna, GA; four sisters, Ann Barnes and her husband, James Lawrence of Shorterville, AL, Jean Bearden of Abbeville, AL, Janice Smith of Abbeville, AL and Ga briella Cannon and her husband, Phil of Cordelle, GA; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 10 at the White City Baptist Church in White City with Dr. Charlie ment followed in Holly Hills Cemetery in Port Saint Joe. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. OBITUARIES BOBBY JOE JOEY NOBLES, JR. Bristol, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Tal lahassee. to Bobby Joe Nobles and Rebecca Howell Nobles and had lived in Liberty County for most of his life. He was a stumper working in the timber industry. was a loving father who loved his family very much. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bris tol and attended the Altha Church of God in Altha. He was preceded in death his father, Bobby Joe Nobles. Survivors include wife, Carolyn Cain Nobles of Bristol; mother, Rebecca Nobles of Bristol; one son, Lance Nobles of Bristol; two daughters, Erica Nobles Nobles of Bristol; one brother, Kim Nobles and his wife, Regina of Bristol; and one sister, Carla N. Smal ley of Lake Talquin. Services were held Monday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. ET at the Altha Church of God in Altha with Rev. Allan Family Cemetery in the Rock Bluff Community in Bristol. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. Dear Linemen, Thank you for getting our power back on also my AC. It was very hot when I was trying to sleep at night. And thank you for power for my XBOX. It was very boring all day besides basketball and football with my friends. Now Sincerely, your friend, Jevin Dear Linemen, I want to thank you for restoring power. You help us get power and save us from going crazy. My mom so much for keeping our town sane and doing so much just to help us recover from Hurricane Michael. Your friend, Addison Dear Linemen, Thank you for serving my communi ty and me. I know that you are work ing hard and that you may not have a home. Thanks again for working so hard. Thank you, Chance Dear Linemen, Thank you for electricity and the candy. Please help more people and let God be with you. Christ is a grand subject. God made us and we are his sons. Love, Colin Dear Linemen, Our whole county deeply appre stay safe. Once I saw a sign and far you are heroes and that saying is what I live by now. Again thank Thank you, Madalyn Dear National Guard, Thank you for helping us after the hurricane. We know you probably had to leave your family to come here to help. You did not have to but you did. You may have it really bad, but it will all be good soon. Thank you for your help. We all wish you a great day. Your friend, Teagan Dear Linemen, I know you are working morning to night. Thank you for coming all the way here. Thank You. And thank you for all the work you have done for my community. Sincerely, Jordyn Dear Linemen, Thank you so much for working hard and getting all of my family and me power. My Grandmother is so happy happy that we have AC. I am happy that you and so many people are working, feeding, and caring. Thank you for helping and supporting our Love, Sadie Dear Linemen, Thank you for getting mine back on. I bet you had to do help them get power back. 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Thank You With Heartfelt Gratitude, I thanks to everyone who during this election. The ballots contained good candidates all posing their pitch to move our county forward, thus making for didate to select. Again, I would like to commend the District 4 candidates for running a very clean campaign. In closing, I would like to wish the successor good luck. Thanks again and may God continue blessing us all. Sincerely submitted, Truman Grant Political ad paid for and approved by Truman Grant, NPA for County Commission I want to thank everyone in Dis trict 2 for their support. These past weeks have been overwhelming. We have been through the storm, and we will survive Michael. Calhoun County citizens came together and helped each other. We are Let us start moving forward to re build and make Calhoun a better county. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL THE SUPPORT. EARL HUNT Pol. ad. paid for and approved by Earl Hunt, NPA for County Commissioner, District 2 Thank you CALHOUN CO. 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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Blountstown Health & Rehab Please stop by the CNA CLASS P rairie Grove Tree Service SEVEN MEMBER CREW We will treat you right LET US HELP YOU GET BACK IN YOUR HOME BY GETTING THE TREES OUT OF YOUR WAY! CALL NATHAN WEST AT 479-601-5591 ABOVE FROM RIGHT: Destin Fletcher (#1) falls in be hind blocker Alex Garcia (#32). Caleb Shiver (#15) shoots Caleb Shiver (#15) and Anson Johnson (#51) close in on LCHS BULLDOGS Tiger Sharks shut out Bulldogs in Port St. Joe Hurricane clean up A very tall tree is shown being removed off the Lake Mystic property owned by Sammy Singletary on Saturday, Nov. 10. The removal was completed by Southern Tree & Outdoors owned by Joe Wade, a long time friend of Sin tree from the property to avoid more damage to the home. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO


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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 SCHOOL JOB November 19 // 1 PM 4 PM Rivertown Community Church 19359 SR 71 North Blountstown, Florida 32424 Call 850 -633-2737 for more information. FAIR JOB MKT. listings continued from page 15 The Blount stown Tiger Cross Country boys and girls traveled to Jacksonville on Nov. 3 to compete in the 2018 Region al Championships. The boys team and junior Xander Peacock came in 115 to qualify for State. Every single Tiger who partici race with either a season's best or personal record. Peacock went on to compete in the FHSAA State Championship the fol lowing week in Tallahassee coming in an astonishing 16th place out of 178 of the state's best division 1A Cross Coun try runners. Coaches Allyson Howell and Jim Van Cleve were both very proud of the team and Xanders out standing accom plishments for this season. Girls 5000 Meter Run 26:38.56 (PR) Liliana Vicente; 27:33.80 (SB) Tyra Langley; 27:35.67 (SB) Nadia Nandho; Meredith Bar ber; 31:25.43 (PR) Isabela Val dez Boys 5000 Meter Run 16:31.17 (PR) Xander Peacock,4th Place; 18:24.43 (SB) Enrique Nandho; 18:24.73 (PR) (SB) Dartanion Hope. BHS Jr. Xander Peacock Altha Middle School boys win 5th game in the last 6 outings, improves record to 6-5 Altha 41, Tolar 38: In a game that went down to the wire, Altha knocked points and added 8 rebounds. Braeden bounds. Austin Pennington chipped in with 8 points. Jacob Cannon and Con ner Fielder each had 4 points in the win. 8 points as the Cats won 15-2. Tristen King scored 4 points with 3 assists. Altha 29, Hosford 27: Jacob Cannon made two free throws with 3.7 seconds left to lift the visiting Cats to a win At Hosford Tuesday eve 7 points and 3 assists. points and 11 rebounds. 2 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jake Lytle scored 3 points. Ashton Baez chipped in with 2 points. Conner Fielder grabbed 5 rebounds. In the B game, Altha won 12-8. John Roberts scored 4 points. Tristen King added 2 points. Riley Rowe added 2 points. Altha 49, Wewa 22: Austin Penning ton scored 22 points as the Cats cruised scored 6 points with 7 rebounds. Levi Anderson scored 5 points. Jake Lytle added 3 points. Dustin Branch and Ja cob Cannon chipped in with 2 points. In the B game, Altha won 18-6. Riley vid added 3 points. Britt Newsome and John Roberts each scored a basket. Altha's middle school girls basketball team played Altha has had a girls basketball team in nine years. The Ladycats won all three games against their op led with a team high eleven points. The girls are on a roll and have worked hard. Come out and support the Ladycats in the Den, as they will face Hosford this Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. and Altha Ladycats have 3 straight wins last week every veteran who has served our country. On Monday, Nov. 12, the Altha kindergarten one of our veterans who has graduated from our very own school! Kind regards to Kim Hall for coming and speaking with our classes, he was in the graduat as a Radiotelephone Intercept Operator, tran scriber, and analyst along various other positions which involved foreign languages. Once again a huge thank you to Mr. Hall for visiting our classes and sharing your stories with us! Former Altha graduate, veteran visits Altha School on Monday Last week, the Altha FFA chap ter competed in the District Forestry Competition. Overall our chapter placed second in the district. ber cruising, Braeden Raper took second in timber cruising and third and pacing. Along with competing, Nathan Murray and Braeden Raper won the state cross cut sawing competition. It was super exciting to see! eryone who competed and an extra congratulation to the ones placed in their competitions! Altha FFA chapter places second in district Forestry Competition FROM LEFT: Justin Cessna, Braeden Raper and Halston White. B U S I N E S S B O U N C E CALL (850) 674-2222 Celebrate with ALL DAY SAVINGS! Thursday, Nov. 15 from 8 A.M. 6 P.M. Blountstown Drugs 25 % OFF 40 % OFF ALL FALL & CHRISTMAS ALL platters and serving pieces ALL paper inside and COLORING CONTEST (Winner will receive four Limited Edition Ty Baby Flippables!) 30 % OFF Clothing & Blankets STUFF A BAG SALE Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. CT $ 40 00 There are tons of great items to stuff! KIDS TABLES $ 5 & $ 10


NOVEMBER 14, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 STARSCOPE Nov. 14 Nov. 20, 2018 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, communication from a business partner or friend is highly positive and gets the gears in your head turning. As enthusiasm builds, try to bring in some key players. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 This may be a good week to ask for a raise or think of other ways to increase your income, Taurus. Others will be receptive to your requests and grant what you ask. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 You may draw admiring glances from those around you, Gemini. You are exuding including in regard to personal relationships. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it may be best if you plan some quiet evenings at home with family this week to catch up with your family. This will be invaluable time spent with one another. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 You have never been one to indulge in gossip, Leo. Take the high road and stay silent so you can continue to pride yourself on staying above the fray. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, if your mind has been going a down so you can straighten things out. Direct your focus into something productive. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 down just yet, Libra. Find that second wind and keep the pedal to the metal. This will be well worth it when the results unfold. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Strange dreams and intuition are not out of the ordinary for you, Scorpio. Hone in on what these messages may be trying to tell you. Good news could be around the corner. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, this week you are feeling friendly toward everyone and striking up new friendships rather easily. Expect the party invitations to begin rolling in soon. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Take nothing at face value over the next few days, Capricorn. Before you invest time or money, do your fair share of detective work to see if things measure up. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, some new information that will set your mind into orbit comes your way. This is news that you had not expected, so enjoy the surprise. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, newfound inspiration for creative projects, such as redecorating or improving your home, is headed your way in the coming days. new tires, new oil change and AC works, $3,500. If interested, please text (850) 4516214. 11-14, 11-21 1983 Toyota for parts, motor and tires good, clutch needs work, carb shot. Call (850) 643-3429. 11-7, 11-14 2009 Dodge 2500, 4X4, heavy duty with fuel tank and tool box, $14,000. Call (386) 364-5687. 11-7, 11-14 1999 Cadillac Deville white in color, all leath er, runs good,original 138,000 miles, $2,500. Call (850) 363-5665, no texts. 10-31, 11-7 FOR SALE Queen size bed, com plete with headboard and new mattress, $250. Call (850) 2722206. 11-14, 11-21 Whirlpool refrigera tor, 2 1/2 years old, excellent condition, $200. Call (850) 6435479. 11-14, 11-21 Fabric glider recliner, new, $100. Call (850) 447-5390. 11-14, 11-21 stand with doors, ex tras come with it, $100. Call (850) 447-5390. 11-14, 11-21 $ 27 $ 45 $ 75 $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service NO DEPOSIT UFN THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS utilities included Commercial, Old Mexican Restaurant 2BR 1.5BA townhouse 3BR 2BA house Mobile home lots 643-7740 BRISTOL BLOUNTSTOWN FOR RENT Heritage queen mat tress, 11 inches thick, $500, asking $400. Call (850) 447-5390. 11-14, 11-21 Mahindra 3016 4WD tractor, with loader and bucket, like new, hydrostatic transmis sion, three point hitch, third function con trol and canopy, less than 100 hours, does not have DPF, ask ing $14,90. Call (850) 643-3570. 11-14, 11-21 per, Model 15, $15,000. Call (386) 364-5687. 11-7, 11-14 2017 dump trailer, goose neck, 7 ft x 14 ft, $10,000. Call (386) 364-5687. 11-7, 11-14 The Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center in Blountstown is grow ing. Stop in and check out our vast selec tion of items great for stocking up your clos et. Phone (850) 6741818. UFN HOME Home power source pole, 25 ft. electrical complete to attach to a mobile home or house as a power source, $200. Call (850) 3632849. 11-14, 11-21 One lot 50 ft x 150 ft, located in the Mossy Pond area of Calhoun County, $2,900. Call (630) 797-6458. 11-14, 11-21 1999 Dodge Caravan, 126,456 actual miles, VEHICLE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS CITY OF BRISTOL Project Management, Engineering and Environmental Services for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Funded Recovery from 2018 Storms and for future disasters and recoveries, in type of work is described in more detail in this solicitation. Awarded vendors will be expected to enter into a 2-year continuing services contract with the City with the option by an award of a contract. RFQ deadline is Nov. 28, 2018 no later than 4:30 p.m. ET LATE SUBMITTALS RECEIVED AFTER THE AFOREMENTIONED DEADLINE DATE, EITHER BY MAIL OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND RETURNED UNOPENED. THE TIME OF RECEIPT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TIME RECEIVED IN ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE VENDOR FOR ASSURING THAT SUBMITTALS ARE RECEIVED DATE AND TIME. NO FAXED, ELECTRONIC, OR ORAL SUBMITTALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. To be considered, Firm must submit an original and five (5) copies of the RFQ in a sealed envelope or and the words Project Management Engineering and Environmental Services for FEMA Funded Recovery addressed to: City of Bristol 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St. P.O. Box 207 Bristol, FL 32321 package can be obtained from the Bristol City Hall at 12444 NW Virginia G Weaver St, Bristol, FL 32321. The City of Bristol is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all small and minority-owned businesses to apply. Durwood Stewart, Chairman Robin Hatcher, City Clerk Talquin Youth Tour and scholarship applications available for area students Students, are you making a difference in your community? Talquin Electric Cooperative is looking for leaders like you to serve as delegates in the 2019 Talquin Youth Tour. Chosen representatives will visit the Florida state capital for a two day overnight conference Feb. 20 and 21. While in Tallahassee, students will be introduced to the cooperative busi ness model and Flori das legislative process while visiting the states capital. Students vote on issues while visiting the House of Represen tatives Chambers and attend a session in the Supreme Court. During this conference, four students will be chosen to represent Talquin in Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Elec tric Youth Tour held June 15 thru 20. Stu ington, D.C., and the trip includes visits to the Lincoln Memorial, Ar lington National Cem etery, Mt. Vernon, and many more historic sites with hundreds of other students from around the nation. More high lights include watch ing the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Platoon perform in the Sunset Parade, as well as vis its to the Smithsonian Museum and the Holo caust Museum. The trip is paid for by Talquin Electric Cooperative, and scholarships will be awarded to students their senior year upon enrollment in post-sec ondary training/college. In order to qualify: Students must cur rently be enrolled as a junior in a local high school or home school; Students must have a close relative/guard ian who is currently a Talquin Member; Students must cur rently live in Gads den, Leon, Liberty, or Wakulla Counties. For more details or to obtain an application, visit www.talquinelec, email Youth Tour@talquinelectric. com, or call (850) 6277651 today! All applications must be received by Talquin no later than 5 p.m. Fri day, Dec. 14.


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 14, 2018 et Insulation REMOVAL CALL RICKY STAFFORD (850) 322-7217 Dear Valued Customer: FIRST we will remove the existing attic insulation due to wetness and/or foul odor. At the time of removal, the A/C ducts will be inspected also. SECOND we will treat the attic DSV Attic Sanitization/Disinfectant. THIRD we will collect & dispose of all insulation waste to the local land LASTLY upon completion and installation of the new roof, the reinstall of R38 Attic Insulation will be completed. RCS ENERGY SERVICES LLC We are a Florida Limited Liability Company with 40 years of experience in the insulation business. We are licensed, insured (full coverage liability) and guaranteed. W Volunteers come together to help Abe Springs couple with hurricane clean-up by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Calhoun County couple was surprised Saturday when volunteers came to help them dig out from un der fallen trees left scattered around their property four weeks earlier by Hurricane Michael. Hes been tough through it all and hes been strong, but my moms had a hard time, said Melissa Peddie of Bristol about her parents, Jim and Edith Killingsworth of Abe Springs. He is 68; she is 74. The couple has lived in the same spot for the past 43 years, four miles down 275 South off SR 20. They started out in a 12 x 55 ft. trailer that Melissas dad added on to for over four decades. He made it into what looks like a house, building rooms, a porch and adding a carport, his daughter said. The Oct. 10 hurricane tore apart that labor of love. It took us 43 years of blood, sweat and tears to built this and it took one day to destroy it, a distraught Edith Killingsworth told her daughter after seeing the damage. Before the hurricane, the couple took shelter in Blountstown with friends at the Masonic Lodge. The next morning, their daughter came to check on them. Before they went to go see what happened to their property, their daughter reminded them of the most important thing: We dont know if any of our homes are still standing but we have each other. But the problems at their home were more than they could handle. Their health is not good at all, theyre not physi someone, their daughter said. The mess left behind was wearing on her mother, who she said, cried ev ery day. The carport was ripped off. A tree fell on their shed. Part of their roof blew away and they had water damage inside, which left them with a drooping ceil ing and a mold problem, Melissa explained. But the debris was the worst part of it, with 40 pines trees and two of those trees had been on their property; the rest was from an adjoining site. Both parents suffer with medical issues and are un able to do the work needed at their home. She has COPD and emphysema and got really sick after the storm, their daughter said. Her father was in the hos pital for two weeks about a year ago with a herniated disc that broke off and embedded three pieces in a nerve. He still has issues with his back and one foot. But Saturday, the calvary came in the form of 20 to 25 volunteers including nine members of the Hos ford-Telogia Volunteer Fire Department in addition to some from the Rock Bluff Fire Department, along with three volunteers from Destin, a guy from Mont gomery, AL and a few others who met at the Killing sworth home Saturday morning. Clay Evans brought his tractor out there, J.B. Al ford and Buddy Money cooked jambalaya for every body and others brought chainsaws, she said. Melissa, who is the ambulance director for Liberty County, was on duty and not able to be there but was told later that her mother who had been extremely depressed since the hurricane couldnt stop smiling all day. Melissa is just a part of usand when one of us has our back against the wall, you got all of us to help, said Hosford-Telogia Fire Chief Dallas Ram er. The volunteer from Alabama had been following events in the area on Facebook and wanted to help. It help get the heavy trees cut up and moved out. He said Melissas husband, Chris, had also been tied up with work but was able to join them this past weekend. A second work day is planned this Saturday, Nov. 17, with members of the Rock Bluff Fire Department and other volunteers. Anyone who would like to help out is welcome to join the group. FROM LEFT: Edith Killingsworth (at right) is shown with volunteers. J.B. Alford and Buddy Money cooked up lunch. Tabitha Spiker, Dallas Ramer, KW Weston and David Smith pray before beginning their work. BELOW: Alabama volunteer Chuck King helps with a massive tangle of tree limbs. FROM LEFT: Jim Killingsworth pitches in. The Killingsworths (at far right) gather for a photo with some of their volunteers who made a full day of it.