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VOLUME 98 NO. 18
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
E-mail news @thecoyntyrecord.net
500 (Including Tax)::
County officials take oath of office::
It was swearing in time for five Calhoun County elected officials who took
their oath of office Tuesday morning before Judge Kevin Grover. Shown
above (fr.:.-i left) are Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway, S3p,:.i .. of Elections
Margie Laramore, Tax Collector Doris Burkett, Property Appraiser Terry'
Stone, and Sheriff David Tatum. Following the ceremony, a reception was-
held in the Clerk's Office.
City utility deposit and billing policies questioned
Why can't we have our money back?
.BPD Ofc. Eddie Dalton apprehended a speeding driver Sunday morning
with an estimated 80 grams of marijuana, nearly $3000 in cash, and a gun in
Pot, cash, and gun
seized during stop
by Kelli Peacock
An' Old Town man speeding
through Calhoun County Sunday
morning wound up with more
than a traffic ticket when an esti-
mated 80 grams of marijuana.
nearly $3000 in cash, and a gun
were confiscated from his vehicle.
Arrested was Makion Juniior
:According to the' Blountstown
Police Department. Ofc. Eddie
Dalton was traveling east on SR
20 just before 9 a.m. when he
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clocked Kirkland at 57 mph in a
35 mph zone. In addition,
Kirkland's truck was hauling a 20
foot trailer with no tag.
As Ofc. Dalton spoke with'
Kirkland, he spotted a maniuana
roach in the passenger seat and
another on the' floorboard. He
also smelled an odor of marijuana
coming from the truck. Kirkland
was asked to step out of the vehi-
cle and reportedly advised he
"had to go to the bathroom real
bad" and that was why he was
driving so fast. When Ofc. Dalton
questioned him about whether
any illegal weapons or drugs were
in.the vehicle, Kirkland reported-
ly said there were not any, but
declined to give permission for a
.After Kirkland appeared ner-
vous and kept putting his hand
in his front pants pocket, Ofc.
Dalton 'informed him a K-9 was
going to be called to search the
vehicle. Kirkland then stated he
had some marijuana in his pock-
et and turned it over to Ofc.
Dalton. Kirkland was then placed
under arrest for, possession of
marijuana and a patdown search
was conducted, turning up
$2931 in cash.
The truck was then searched
and three more plastic bags of
marijuana were discovered in the
center console. Also found was a
Ruger .45 caliber handgun,
placed in an open box between
the floorboard and center console
within the driver's easy reach,
loaded and ready to fire..
Kirkland was taken into cus-
tody, charged with possession of
more than 20 grams of marijuana
with intent to sell, drug para-
phernalia, and a concealed
weapon. As a convicted felon, he
is not allowed to carry a firearm,
resulting in an additional charge.
He was also cited for speeding
and having no 'tag on the trailer. ;
by Kelli Peacock
When you purchase a home in
the City of Blouhtstown or move
into a rental, what's one of the
first things you do? Pay the utili-,'
Should you decide to slip out
of town in the middle of the night
and skip out on your rent or
mortgage payment, leaving
behind, a hefty utility bill, that
deposit you paid way back when
will come in hands. It will be used
to.cover that last bill.
But suppose you pay your bill
month after month, for'
decades...what becomes of that
deposit? Many local residents
have asked this question and The
County Record is trying to get
answers as we investigate what's
happening with y our money.
In most nmalor cities, a power
company \Will take your deposit,
then return it once you've estab-
lished credit with them, say in a,
year or two. But in Blountstown
and other neighboring small
towns, that's often not the case.
The deposits stay tuckedaway in
a bank account until you move or
Last week, The County Record
did some research to compare
utility deposit policies around the'
region. We found the best deal is
with .Florida Public Utilities in
Marianna. This company not only
refunds yoir $175 deposit after
Benefit cookout Jan. 14; account open
Grumpy Old Men
to help Coe Family
For the past two weeks, The County Record has been
reporting on the Coe Family in St. Rose, living in extremely
hazardous conditions. The plea for help has been heard by
many who are responding
Melissa L'Heureux Schneider a social worker with Healthy
Start who has been seeking help for the family, reports that
the Grumpy Old Men are coming out of retirement! The
Grumpy Old Men, a group of retirees, are famous for building
wheelchair ramps around Calhoun County and even con-
structed a new house for a woman in need about a decade ago.
In addition, contractor Bill Weldon of Allstate Contracting in
Tallahassee, along with two of his buddies, Frank Palumbo
and John Brooks, have offered their assistance.
The contractors met Melissa at the Coe home last week.
"After a thorough inspection, it was unanimous that the home
did indeed need to be torn down," Melissa reports. "They were
disappointed, they were hoping to be able to remodel the
home. They gave me their numbers and asked that I keep
them updated. They also said they might be able to help with
the tearing down of the old home."
Tuesday morning. Melissa met with the Grumpy Old Men.
along with a member of the Calhoun County Ministerial
Association. "They are very interested and want to take it
on!" she says. '"Their goal is to buy a three to four bedroom
trailer and put it out there."
A benefit cookout has been planned for Friday. January 14,
at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot next to the old Piggly Wiggly
store in downtown Blountstown. The menu will consist of
chicken leg quarters or Boston butt, baked beans, potato
salad, and a rolL
In addition, Melissa has opened an account at The Bank.
Anyone wishing to donate can stop by any branch of The Bank
to make a donation to the Coe Family project.
For more information or to offer any form of assistance.
contact Melissa at 643-2415, ext. 246. j
25 months of no late payments,
returned checks, or meter tam-
pering, they also chip in 6%
annual interest. Also refunding
deposits after good credit periods
are Gulf Power, Progress Energy,
Talquin Electric Cooperative, and
West Florida Electric Cooperative.
Topping the list of worst deals
is the City of Blountstown with a
$220 deposit required that isn't
refunded until you move or die.
althoughh the deposit amount is
less in the City of Chattahoochee,
Port St. Joe, and Havanra. the no
refund policy remains the same.
The County Record has. also
heard complaints from area resi-
dents who have been hit hard
with high utility bills this month
'(especially those heating wtth
gas). In some cases, bills nearly
See LiTILITY DEPOSITS. page 3
Altha student charged
in bogus bomb threat
bu Kelli Peacock
An Altha Middle School stu-
dent who allegedly made a bogus
bomb threat back in November is
now facing criminal charges and
has been expelled from school.
'The 14-year-old boy has been,
charged with false report of plant-
ing a bomb.
The case began Nov. 10 when
Assistant Principal Kathy
'Waldroff contacted authorities
just before 2 p.m. after the teen
reportedly turned in a handwrit-
ten note that stated a bomb was
at Altha School. He allegedly
advised he had found the note in
the boys bathroom on the first
floor of the main building, report-
edly in the handicapped stall on a
roll 6f toilet paper still in the dis-
Deputy Michael Morris was
the first to respond to the call and
students were evacuated to the
baseball field. Sheriff David
Tatum, Major Roman Wood,
Altha Police Chief Jimmy Baggett,
Inv,. Michael Bryant, Sgt. Randy
McCroan, and Deputy Mark
Mallory all soon arrived and con-
ducted a security check on the
school. campus, searching inside
and outside each building.
No bomb was found and the
note was collected as evidence.
An investigation led. back to
the boy who is now facing second
degree felony charges.
At the December School Board
meeting, an expulsion hearing
was held in the matter and a rec-
ommendation was made by Altha
Principal Harriett Peacock that
the student be expelled from
attending Calhoun County
Schools, in line with the school
system's Code of Studlent :
Conduct. Following the recom-
mendation of Superinten-dent
Mary Sue Neves,-the School
Board voted unanimously to
expel the boy' for one calendar
year and place him in the
Alternative Care Program for one'
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The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 2
L T S O ED O
Letter to the Editor,
Relative to some recent criti-
cisms you have had, let me say
that I appreciate your newspaper.
Being a Calhoun Countian who
has been transplanted one coun-
ty away for many years, it is great
to keep up with the news and
events in Calhoun County
through your paper.
.,Certainly the past couple of
years have been a lot of contro-
versy in Calhoun County. Kelli
Peacock's reporting appears to be
like, the Fox News motto. "fair and
balanced", Opinions to the con-
trary are probably only held by
those who didn't really want "fair
; Keep on Keepin on,
It is with a heavy heart that I
prepare to departure from Altha
P~4lic School. However, as I
leave, I felt the past warranted
that I write a letter to the County
Record in order to guarantee that
n; rumors should start dealing
with my leaving Altha.
*'I arrived here in February of
2604, taking on a teaching posi-
ti'n in the special education
d'eartment of Altha School. I
wgs fully aware of the controver-
Man jailed after
against her will
;.A man who allegedly held his girlfriend
ajginst her will and threatened her family
nearly a year ago has been taken into
SiArresled was Ronald Lee Hallford, 27,
charged with false imprisonment, aggra-,
vaed assault, and domestic battery.
SAcc...-rding to the Calhoun County
Sherli s Oriice. Deputy Mark Mallory
responded to a call on 13th Street on
February 1, 2004, just before 6 p.m. Upon
irrvfa he spoke with Clifford McDaniel
%h4o advised he had gone to the home of
h.-s daughter, Jahna McDaniel, 20, on
Dciawocd Road and had been confronted
b.'her boyfriend, Hallford.
kn lifford alleged Hallford was holding a
knife and told him he would not allow
jainra i., leave ihe residence Jahna
reportedly came outside and kept Halitord
frarn gening close to her lather who was
;'; i silin his vehicle. CIatord told aulnorities
Haill,.rd ,as rnrealening his daughter and
ieepir, nor aaa;rsil her will
D ep. Mallory then went to Jahna's
honie and learned that Hallford had been
taken by his father to a mental health unit
in Bay County. Jahna provided a sworn
taped statement that Hallford had threat-
ened to harm her family if she tried to
leave the home and had kept her:there
againii her wl .
SA warrant was issued for Hallford's,
arrel .and he was apprehended Dec. 27.
He remained in custody at Ie Calhoun
County ja;l as of press time.
after ruckus at
Ami erican Legion
: w.' brothers were arrested Saturday
n, igrr i)lo lw g an alleged altercation at
ire American Legion Hall in Blountstown.
-Arregred were Chrisiopher Wayne
Tlley 30 and Eric Shane Tolley. 25.:
a According to the CalhounCo unty
Sn~rffs O lice, ;bep. Mark Mallory
responded o a ditubance at the a Legion
HaIL'-'n SR 20 West around 10:20 p.m.
Upo arrival the Legion's security officer.
reported problems began when he
avised Shane he had previously been
otrred irorm Ihe premises.'He said the.
merit responded inat Shane was coming in
wtjeiher ihey wanted him to. or not. Chris
anrrdShane then allegedly began fighting
wilrthe staff of the Legion.
"Dep, Mallory located Chris and Shane
.:,rHn[tr west side of'the buildingg and noted
a Strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on
thei. He also spotted a laceration above
Clris' eye. Upon asking Shane about the
digtwrbance, Dep. Mallory was reportedly
tokidy Shane to go on about his business
caUse we don't need you out nere Dep.
r.alrry replied trial he was called by the
Legfon Hall and was told Shane was
caising a problem at the bar Shane ihen
algedai., began screaming obscenities at
Dep Mallory in Ironl tel numerous bar
pTrons Dep Mallory warned Shane to
cali down or he.would be arrested Afler
he "* allegedly -continued screarrming
sy that surrounded the previous
teacher's departure, and over the
next few months, received first-
hand knowledge of this tense sit-
uation as I watched it played out
in School Board Meetings and the
media. With this in mind, I wish
to state that I am choosing to
leave teaching and enter into a
different career field due to my
own personal financial situation.'
As for Altha Public School, let
me say this: I have never worked
in a better school. I have truly
been blessed with the opportuni-
ty to have worked with and for
such outstanding and profession-
al staff and administrators as I
have at Altha Public School!
Through my time at Altha, I feel
that I have been mentored and
assisted to grow in my teaching
career as never before. It is this
fact, the truly wonderful situation
at this school, that makes leaving
Calhoun County and teaching so
I thank Mrs. Harriet Peacock,
the administration and staff of
Altha Public School, the parents
and my students, and my stu-
dents themselves, for placing
such trust in me and for giving
me the chance to teach here.
Roy L. Harris
obscenities and yelling that he wasn't
going to jail, Dep. Mallory placed him
under arrest and attempted to putl hm in
handcuffs Shane ihen allegedly began to
move away until Dep. Mallory pulled his
M26 Taser and pointed it at him, ordering
him to comply. He was then placed in
As Shane was being arrested, Chris
allegedly continued yelling at Dep.
Mallory and refused to calm down. Chris
was then placed under arrest and alleged-
ly began to pull away from Dep. Mallory
who had.to restrain him. Shane then
reportedly ran at Dep. Mallory. Sgt. Adam
Terry, who had arrived on the scene to
assist, reportedly grabbed Shane to keep
him from getting to Dep. Mallory. Both
men were then taken into custody.
Shane was charged with disorderly
intoxication and resisting arrest without
violence. Chris was charged with disor-
derly intoxication and resisting arrest with
violence. Both men were issued trespass
warnings irom the American Legion. They
were booked inlo Ihe Calhoun County Jail
and remained in custody at press time.
info on missing
Authorities, are investigating com-
plaints from two neighbors on SR 71
North who advise prescription pills are
missing from their homes. .
, ,According to the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, 'a man contacted their
office Dec. 27 and advised he had a
Loratab prescriptirni killed with 70 pills and
40 are missing In addition he said a
Dilaudia prescription ol 60 pills is snort 20.
The man further stated, that, 10 days
before, he noticed tracks coming through
the back door of his home and into his
bedroom where he keeps his medication.
At the time, he assumed they were tracks
made by his wife, but now suspects it
.could be the culprit He also noted a pair
-of emerald ear rings belonging to his wife
Inaddition, a neighbor advised she is
missing 27 of 30 Tylox pillsand six of
seven Zanax pills.
Anyone with information on this case
is urged to contact the Sheriffs Office at
Woman who wants
to be called Stacey.
brawls with deputy
A woman who insisted her last name
wasn't Williams, but Stacey, ended up in a
brawl with a deputy after allegedly cough-
ing in his face.
Arrested was Cynthia Stacy Williams,
According to the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, Lt. Henry Hamlin from
Liberty County brought Williams to the
Calhoun County Jail around 9:15 p.m.
Dec. 21 to be booked in on an outstand-
ing'warrant for failure to appear in court.
As Dep. Billy Strawrn was taking her infor-
mation, Williams reportedly gave a differ-
ent date of birth and social security num-
ber -rom ihe ones on the warrant She fur-
What happened to 2004?
I don't know about you, but I can't
believe 2004 is over it literally flew by!
About this time last year, myself and a
couple others started planning a trip to
New York in the fall. Before long, the list of
travel buddies had expanded to 12. I1 can't
believe our trip has now come and gone,
but let me just say we had a blast.
For a brief five-day period in late
September/early October, we became
uptown girls, living in a four-story brown-
stone in an exclusive neighborhood on
the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
I We took buses, subways, and taxis
from one end of the island to the other,
enjoying adventures all along the way. We
were serenaded in a French bistro,
ducked beneath tree limbs and stop lights
to avoid being decapitated on top of an
open-air double decker bus, had our
names turned into a song by a sequin
capped rapper in Times Square, spotted a
few celebrities, and made new friends
everywhere we went.
Among my favorite memories was
seeing the Live with Regis and Kelly show
on a Friday morning. Tickets to the show
are free, but extremely hard to come by.
But Diane Marchant came through for us.
Turns out the, local Credit Union's invest-
ment guy from New Jersey also handles
investments for Kelly's dad. Diane put her
their stated her last name was not
Williams, but Stacey. Lt. Hamlin advised
that the woman had given Dep. Strawn
tre wrong information; and her name. was
Upon signing the paperwork, Williams
reportedly signed Cynthia and wrote a
"W", then stopped and signed Stacey.
When Dep. Strawn questioned her about
it, Williams reportedly became agitated
and began cursing.
After more problems with:the signa-
ture, Williams was seated next to Dep.
Strawn at the booking table when she
coughed, allegedly on purpose, in his
direction. Dep. Strawn told her not to
cough on him and she reportedly coughed
once again at him, harder than before. He
warned her again and she, then allegedly
turned toward him, leaned across the
table, and coughed harder in his face.
Dep. Strawn then got up and tried to pre-
vent Williams from coughing on him and
she then allegedly began fighting him,
swinging and kicking. Dep. Strawn.then
took her to the floor and held her down as
she allegedly continued Io kick and swing.
along with trying to coJgn and spit on him
Deputy Jared Nichols arrived to assist
and uscJ hi. Tiaer 1t r- train Williams
who c:onrnued ,:. re-.il Deputy Bliss
See CRIME, page 6
connections to work and came up with
Diane, Debbie Sharpe, Regina
Williams, Sabrina Dunlap, and myself
were just a few feet away from Regis,
Kelly, and their special guest, John
Travolta! You may have caught a glimpse
of us on TV when the camera panned the
audience they even did some closeups.
of Regina. While we were waiting in line
for the show, we watched a few One Live
to Live stars heading to work at the studio.
"Antonio" waved at us!
The only scary incident that occurred
during the entire trip was when we were
waiting for the Regis and Kelly show to
start. After going through security and get-
ting our tickets, we had been moved to a
sitting area in the same room. I was need-
ing some caffeine and started to head out
across the street to grab something at
Starbucks. Just as I reached the front
door, a large man with dark glasses, a
heavy coat, and a Jamaican accent came
through the main door mumbling some-
thing about "breaking news" and pushing
past the security guards. Although securi-
ty guards tried to move him out, he made
his way to the receptionist's desk and
started screaming for her to "get a jour-
nalist" down there. A big secure, guard
got in his face and'the guy went off,
screaming like a maniac and cursing to
get a journalist because he had breaking
news. The whole room filled with at least
'100 people froze and you could have lit-
erally heard a pin drop.
For a moment I considered saying,
"Hey, I'm a journalist from The County
Record. I'm sure you've heard of it.
Anyway, just let these people go and I'll
take your story." Instead, 1 opted to run
Back behind the couch and be prepared to
hit the fioor should he pull a gun. We all
though inai was aboutto happen when,
in just the nidk.of time, a skinny security
guard with the coldest eyes I've ever seen
walked briskly through the Ir..obb in a
trenchcoat that I'm cerlairi concealed a
weapon. He and two other guards formed
a wall with their bodies and backed the
man ontr irie Slreel
Another favorite time was the night
SSharon Turne(, Lynn Turner, Janet
Trickey-Pooser, and myself went to the
Comedy Cellar in the village. Several
comedians who have appeared on David
Letterman and VH-1 took to the stage
and, since we were sitting close, we got
called out by nearly every one of them.
Since that night, Janet will forever be
known as "PTA" and Sharon as "Mom"
(you'll have to ask them the rest of the
It was truly a vacation I'll never forget
and I can't wait to go back. In fact, I'm
adding more travel to my own list of.New
For more highlights on our trip and
some tips on where to go should you
decide to visit NYC, check out the travel
story in thsisissue.
by Kelli Peacock
Nobody is in the room.
So why is everything on?
It is a common habit. We leave the room and leave the lights on and TV on.
We don't like to see our member owners waster their money.
If you remember to turn things off when you're not using them,
you'll have more money everymonth...and that will make you smile.
We're your local electric cooperative, and we care about our member owners.
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A Touchstone Energy Cooperative .
The itpowr ( Iilhu lan connictii s --
The Staff and Residents of
Blountstown Health and
would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all
the wonderful people of our community that so
thoughtfully donated gifts and refreshments to our
residents during the holidays:
Calhoun County Retired Teachers
Hosford Beta Club
Altha School 3rd & 4th Grade Classes
Calhoun Correction Institution
Liberty Correction Institution
St. Mary's Missionary Church
Bristol Assembly of God
Greensboro Assembly of God
Girl Scout Troop #579
Cub Scout Troop #137
Carr School Bell Chorus
Blountstown First Baptist Church Youth
Ms. Nuna Still
Ms. Gwen Proper
And all anonymous donors
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ECRiM E REPOR
-c ; Events Investigated During the Past Week by BPD and CCSD
Robert A. Turner
Kelli Peacock...News Editor,
Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and
the vast pride.on the part of many people, The County Record has
never missed an issue.
-7ec. 27: Ronald Lee Hallford, warrant/false imprisonment, aggravated assault,
"Dec. 28: Lisa Pumphrey, no drivers license, no tag; Laura F. Casey,
,varrant-violalori of probation
-Dec. 29: James W. Young, child support; Donald Lee Turner, sentenced from
:court. Rickey S. Robinson, aggravated battery
Q*ec. 30: Christopher Crutchfield, warrant/trespass on property with firearm;
"CGdy Skipper, violation of county probation; Eddie Joe Syfrett, possession of
jess than 20 grams of cannabis
tIec. 31: Antwan Miller, failure to appear in court/12 counts; Darlene Faulk, DUI,
djliving while 'li-.'nse suspended or revoked, resisting arrest without violence;
Durtis Milton, DUI; Albert Thomas, driving while license suspended or revoked
yan. 1: June L. Pitts, domestic battery; Gordon Lewis, disorderly intoxication,
resisting arrest without violence; Christopher Tolley, disorderly Iriio.lcdif in,
3esistlng arrest with violence; Eric Tolley, disorderly intoxication, .relnlngC arrest
The above Individuals were.booked into the Calhoun County Jail during
'the past week. Although they have been charged with a crime, they are
considered Innocent until proven guilty.
The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 3
Utility Company Comparison
Florida Public Utilities
Talquin Electric Cooperative
West Florida Electric
. WORST DEALS
City of Blountstown
City of Chattahoochee
City of Port St. Joe
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
City of Havana
$175 deposit; After 25 months
of no late payments, returned
checks, or meter tampering.
deposit is credited to your
account, along with 6% annual
$150 (if good credit, no deposit
required); After one year with
no late payments, deposit cred-
ited to account.
Deposit based on average of
two months bills at residence
(deposit waived if good credit);
After 24 months of no more
than one late notice and no
interruption of service, deposit
$120 deposit; After two years of
no late payments, deposit
$230 deposit; After one year of
service with no delinquencies,
deposit credited to your
S220 deposit; Deposit not
refunded until you move or die.
$180 deposit for homeowners,
$300 for renters; Deposit not
refunded until you move or die.
$128.81 deposit for inside city,
$110 for outside city; Deposit
not refunded until you move or
Deposit varies between $38 to
$438, based on credit; Deposit
not refunded until you move or
Deposit varies between $50 to
$100 for homeowners and $200
to $400 for renters, based on
credit; both pay a $25 connec-
tion fee; Deposit not refunded
until you move or die.
doubled. The City of Blountstown what their bill will be. If, at the
sends out notices on the first of end of the year, your actual usage
the month, requiring they be paid was less, you receive the differ-
by the 10th. After that date, a ence; if it's more, your average
10% late fee is added and cutoff payment is adjusted the next
can occur after the 15th. Many year.
residents are concerned with how
the\ are-going to come up with '" The 10 day payment period
the extra'dcshrihthe 10 days the Blourittown follows appears
bills are due particularly senior somewhat common among small
citizens on a fixed income. In pre- city governments with
vious years, city officials have Chattahoochee and Port St. Joe
made provisions for those with using the same plan. The County
larger than normal bills, allowing Record found the most reason-
them to pay the bill in install- able billing cycle with Progress
ments. No word on whether this Energy that allows 25 days to pay
Policy will be reinstated for this .your bill. Florida Public Utilities
month's bills. also rated high with bills due in
Many Georgia Power cus- 21 days and only a $5 late fee.
tomers have taken advantage of a Gulf Power requires bills be paid
service known as "Budget Billing" in 20 days and has no late fee.
that is extremely helpful to those The County Record reporter
on a fixed income. An entire Kelli Peacock is on the agenda at
year's bills are averaged and the the City Council meeting Tuesday
customer pays that average each night, January 11, at 6 p.m. to
month so they know exactly inquire about the deposit and
Patch Camp dates set
Bills due in 21 days; $5 late fee
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Pioneer Settlement has full
calendar of events for 2005
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is pleased to
announce their Calendar of
Events for 2005. Be sure to save
these dates and plan to attend:
Hog butchering, Saturday,
Jan. 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m
Saturday, February 5, 6:30 to 9
p.m., Frink Gym. An evening of
Chamber music complimented by
scrumptious desserts. Cost is
$10 each or $15 per couple.
Rummage Sale, March 5, 8,
10, 11, & 12, 7:30 a.m. until,
Frink Gymnasium. For informa-
tion on donating items, call 674-
Deadline to enter
Pageant is Jan. 10
The 2005 Miss Blountstown
Pageant has been scheduled for
January 29 at 6 p.m. in the
Blountstown '.High School
The pageant theme is
"American Women" and will pay
tribute to Miss Blountstown
2004, Clarissa Hayes, who is cur-
rently serving our country in Iraq.
Age divisions for the pageant
are: Little Miss 1st grade; Young
Miss 2nd grade to nine years;
Jr. Miss 10 to 12 years; Teen
Miss 13 to 16 years; and Miss -
17 to not over 21 by Oct. 20,
The deadline to enter the
pageant is January 10.
For more information or entry
forms, call Jami Daniels at 639-
Pesticide CEUs will
be offered Jan. 18
at Extension Office
Calhoun County Extension
Office will be offering four core
CEU hours, in applying pesti-
cides correctly on January 18,
2005. Registration will begin at
4:30 p.m. (CT). Please call the
Extension office at 674-8323
before January 14th to sign up.
Panhandle Folk Life Days,
Thursday, Apr. 7 to Saturday,
Apr. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Features demonstrations of tradi-
tional crafts. Admission is $3.
Stitches in Time: Past .&
Present Quilt Show, Saturday,
May 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Frink
Gym. Ribbons will be awarded in
various categories. For more
information, call Mary Alice at
6th Annual Peanut Boil,
Saturday, September 24, 5:30
p.m. Gather around the open fire
and listen to local musicians.
Admission is free.
Pioneer Day/Goat Day,
Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Arts, crafts, food, games,
entertainment, and demonstra-
Antique Tool Show & Sale,
Saturday, November 19, 7:30
a.m., Frink Gym.
Sugar Cane Syrup Making
Day, Saturday, November 26; 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., Farmstead at the
Saturday, December 10, 6 to 9
p.m. Cabin- tours, old fashioned,,
treats, choirs singing, hayrides,:i
marshmallow roast, and more," .
For more information, call the'
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement at,
674-2777 or erriail
firstname.lastname@example.org. For maps and
directions, go to www.panhandle,
As the new year is upon us,
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement announces news from
the educational department! The
very popular Cabin Patch Camp
foi youngsters has expanded and
now includes some exciting
learning workshops. The sched-
Beginning Bird Watching, two
classes for ages 7-9 and 10-12.
Hour long sessions are planned
Saturday, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, and
Mar. 26. The time for 7-9 year
Sold is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; 10-12
years old will meet from 10 to 11
a.m. Cost is $5; binoculars will be
furnished. Each class is limited
to 10. Classes will meet in the
Frink Gym at the Settlement.
Art Classes, four week series
for ages 6-8, meeting every
Monday, Jan. 24 to Feb. 14, from
4 to 5 p.m. The cost is $25 (sup-
plies furnished). The class is lim-
ited to eight and will meet in the
Shiloh School at the Settlement.
Expressions through Nature,
featuring nature walks, videos,
Poetry writing, art, and more.
STwo four week sessions will be
offered for ages 8-12. The first
series is March 5, 12, 19, and 26
From 1-3 p.m. and the second
series is April 2, 16, 23, and 30
from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $25
(supplies furnished). The class is
Limited to 10 and will meet in the
-' Shiloh School at the Settlement.
,Fiber Arts Creations, featur-
Sing spinning, weaving, and
needlepoint, is a one day work-
shop. Sessions are Sat., Jan. 22,
for ages 6-7; Sat., Feb. 5, for ages
8-9; Sat., Feb. 12, for ages 10-11;
and Sat., Feb. 19, for ages 12-13.
SEach session is from 9 a.m. to
noon in the Frink Gym at the
Settlement. Classes are limited to
10. The cost is $20 (supplies fur-
Join in the fun by calling to
register soon. For further infor-
nation and questions, call Dona
Dunn, Educational Director, at
674-8405, or Anna Layton,
Resident Caretaker, at 674-2777.
The above workshops are a
beginning point and others will
be added as requested. 'Please
contact the Settlement with ideas
for more classes.
Our motto is: You'll learn a
batch at Cabin Patch!
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Join Calhoun County Senior
Citizens on our upcoming cruise
to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and
St. Maarten where we will cruise
on Royal Carribean's "Glory". We
will depart on Saturday, May 28,
and return on Saturday, June 4.
We leave from Port Canaveral.
Prices are based on double
occupancy. Cost is $845.00
pp/inside; $995.00 pp/outside,
and $1,145.00 pp/balcony.
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.charges and taxes, all meals and
on board entertainment, 24-hdur
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The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 4
Local women travel to New
by Kelli Peacock
If one of your New Year's reso-
lutions is to travel more in 2005,
there's no better place to start
I Blountstown took New York
City by storm recently when a
dozen local women spent five
days living it up in Manhattan.
Sharon and Lynn Turner,
Janet Trickey-Pooser. Diane
Marchant, Debbie Sharpe, Regina
Williams, Sabrina Dunlap, Gina
aid Janna Grantham, Kay and
Staci Pittman. and myself headed
fdr the Big Apple during the fall
fci a five-day vacation.
"The 12 of us rented an entire
fI~r-story brownstone on the
Upper East Side in a neighbor-
hlod known as Carnegie Hill.
This exclusive area has been
described as a "gated community
vathout the gate" and is extreme-
1l safe. Michael J. Fox lives about
tltee doors down from where we
stayed. Other celebrities on that
biqck include Paul Newman,
KIvin Kline, Phoebe Cates,
Cigraldo Rivera, Burt Young, and
Spur brownstone was located
oni East 93rd Street, between 5th
alid Madison Avenues. The archi-
tedture was amazing and there
were incredible restaurants, such
a~ Bistro du Nord, where we
enjoyed a French dinner our first
night, and Sara Beth's, a deli-
cious brunch spot.
The bus stopped right on our
corner and a subway station was
just three blocks away. We
learned quickly the fastest way to
get around is by taxi and we all
became experts in the two-finger
cab hailing technique. Of course,
taking a cab also means putting
your life into the hands of a very-
Andretti-wannabe. NYC cab dri-
vers wield in and out of lanes -
some previously marked, others
designated by them on the spot -
like maniacs. We often felt like we
were in a getaway car leaving the
scene of a bank heist. But, hey,
we got where we were going so
that's all that counts. And the
price really wasn't that steep.
Times Square is the happening
place any hour of the day or
night. Streets are lined with
Broadway theatres, neon signs
that stand several stories high,
and every kind of store you could
imagine. Although there are ven-
dors on the sidewalks selling
everything from hot dogs to art-
work, there's another breed of
salespeople hustling knockoff
Rolex watches and Louis Vuitton
handbags at every turn.
On the second afternoon of our
trip, we bought tickets for the
Grayline bus tour, a double deck-
er that allows you to sit in the
V Don't be Intimidated
about getting around star-
ing up at the skyscrapers
makes everything seem larg-
er than life. but it's really
not such a difficult place to
get around. The bulk of
Manhattan is laid out In a
grid pattern with numbered
streets running east and
west that are easy to follow.
The north and south streets
are fewer and simple to fig-
ure out. Just familiarize
yourself with a map before
you go (typically found in
most NYC travel books at
the bookstore) and you'll be
V Don't hesitate to ask
for directions, information.
or just suggestions on
places to go. The New
Yorkers we met were
extremely friendly and help-
v The subway felt very
safe during the day, but we
didn't venture there at
night. If you decide to, just
stick to the middle cars
near the conductor and
where the crowd can be
V Get a MetroCard. Even
if you buy a seven-day pass
and don't plan to be there
that long, it's cheaper than
paying every time you ride
the bus or subway and hav-
ing to come up with change
(the bus doesn't take dollar
bills). The MetroCard can be
purchased at subway sta-
tions and can be used for
both the bus and subway.
You can also get free trans-
fers if you're going to be rid-
ing again within two hours -
ask for one when you get on
V TV show tickets are
typically free, but you have
to write in months in
advance. Details can be
found on the internet.
V Good walking shoes are
Rockefeller Center was covered in fresh flowers. Above (from left), Debbie Sharpe, Diane Marchant, Kelli
Peacock, Sabrina Dunlap, Regina Williams, Lynn Turner, Janet Trickey-Pooser, and Sharon Turner take a break
before embarking on the NBC Experience Tour.
open air as you glide down the
city streets with a guide giving
interesting details. The best part
is you can hop off the bus at any
of their stops, shop on your own,
and catch another Grayline bus
later in the day.
We took the bus from Times
Square all the way down to
Greenwich Village and hopped off
for lunch at an Italian restaurant.
We caught another bus down to
Battery Park then walked to the
former site of the Twin Towers -
now known as the future home of
Freedom Tower. It was a tearful
experience and difficult to believe
those towers had once stood in
such a small space and were now
gone. A fence surrounds the site
and is lined with a memorial list-
ing the names of the heroes of
September 11, 2001.
Sharon, Janet, Lynn, and
myself ventured to the Cornelia
Street Cafe and then the Comedy
Cellar in the Village on Thursday
night. We sat near the stage, so
the comics called us out all night!
Friday found five of us at Live
with Regis and Kelly where John
Travolta was the special guest,
along with Barney. Afterwards,
eight of us took a long tour of
Brooklyn that we probably
wouldn't take again. That night,
four of us headed to Swing 46 in
Times Square, a supper club fea-
turing a live band, free swing
dance lessons, and a whole lotta
great jazz. Walking through
Times Square at midnight felt
completely safe with tons of peo-
ple milling around the shops. We
stopped on the sidewalk to have
our portraits made by some Asian
men who did amazing charcoal
sketches in 15 minutes.
Saturday morning it was off to
brunch at Tavern on the Green,
the famous restaurant in Central
Park, where we dined in the crys-
tal room. Afterward, we headed
for Rockefeller Center where we
did the NBC Studio Experience
Tour. We got our hopes up for a
celebrity spotting when he
learned Nelly and Ben Affleck
were in the building rehearsing
for Saturday Night Live, but we
never even got a glimpse.
Saturday night found us on the
Staten Island, Ferry getting a
glimpse of the Statue :,I Li:.'rty
standing proudly in front of the
New York skyline. The vieW~was
amazing, but we had no idea the
ferry we were on wasn't going
anywhere else for the night! We;
had to wait over an hour for the
next ferry back to Manhattan.
By Sunday, we were ready to
head back to Blountstowri, but
enjoyed a few more stops before
the airport. While the others
headed for one last brunch at
Sara Beth's, I dashed over to the
restaurant portrayed as Monk's
coffee shop on Seinfeld.
Although the show is filmed in
Los Angeles, they use several
building exteriors such as Tom's
Restaurant at 2880 Broadway at
After a trip to Zabar's, the
famous international market on'
the west side, I met up with the
rest of the gang in Central Park at
a spot known as Strawberry
Fields. A huge mosaic in this sec'-
tion of the park, inscribed with
"Imagine", was donated by Yoko
Ono in memory of her late hus'-
band, John Lennon, of the
Beatles. Lennon was gunned:
down outside his apartment
across the street. Beatles fans'
regularly visit and place flowers
there in Lennon's honor.
I think I can safel-\ speak fori
all 12 of us when I say it was a
trip we'll never forget. If you've
never been to New York, by all
'This cross was erected above the former site of the Twin Towers, made
frotn steel beams found in the debris.
.A dozen Blountstown women became uptown girls when they lived for five
days on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This four story brownstone on
93rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues was their home.
Times Square was busy night and day. Above (from left), Lynn Turner,
Sabrina Dunlap, Regina Williams, Debbie Sharpe, and Diane Marchant take
in the sights and sounds on the main drag.
There's always something happening in Times Square! Above, a rapper
So the street put Sabrina Dunlap's name and everyone else's in the group
- in a hilarious song.
Central Park is beautiful in the fall and Strawberry Fields was the ideal
place to unwind before the flight home. This site in the park is located across
the street from where John Lennon was gunned down outside the Dakota
Apartments. It is dedicated to his memory and features an "Imagine" mosaic
donated by Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono.
The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 5
Looking Back: Newsmakers of 2004
The City of Blountstown lost
a longtime leader when former
Councilman Johnny Halley
passed away. Halley, 73, had
served on the Council for 35
The Calhoun County
Sheriffs Office raised over $4000
for their Christmas for the
Children project with the River
Run Open Car Show.
The old Calhoun County
Courthouse turned 100 years
Justin Gatlin, grandson of Blountstown's Willie James and Bessie Gatlin,
dashed across the finish line to capture an Olympic gold medal in the 100
meter race in Athens, Greece, back in August
I* Altha Police Chief Jamie
Mills, who had been acting as
chief since the termination of
Daymond Jones, was fired by the
Town Council. Assistant Police
Chief Jimmy Baggett was
appointed as the new acting
,; N After several traffic fatalities,
plans were announced for the
widening of County Road 274.
Adam Harpool, a senior at
Blountstown High School, was
honored at the Future Business
Leaders of America National
Leadership Conference upon
placing sixth in the area of
There was a changing of the
guard in Altha as new mayor.
L.P ..', .10 1 '. L : L l- 1 1 L A il L -, % Il[l l [ -iLti
lie" Ct' oIlIi mIembers, Betty
li nit Scott Sewell, Kenneth
Waldroff, and Charlie Max
Hansford, took office. The only
i., Ii1'wltn.nlt on the Council is Lee,
Al1.., whas ,'1--..Id chairman
: Justin Gatlin, grandson of
Blountstown's Willie James and
Bessie r.ili!i, dashed across the
Iiili:,!- liIr to aptirm, an Olynmpic
.ui,- !i.-iid lI in in'' il.I meter race
I Aln l i. I !.H, Iil e-i-
S Police ,Chief Winston
De_'-.,n. set to retire at the end of
the month, announced pl.i-m_. to
l#Un l', ii,- h Llii l'ltn wl' mayor's
u,.i .ti ilng vacated by .-A\ijih
Ii i(rr.' Ih. BPD Major Glenn
KIiilirrl was named the new
p.h-,: -- chief.
*\ re ord number of voters
i'ii-ni' l out for the 1'i-in iiy ,'-
tion0 Winners on thE- Dei-.-ii'_k
ticl-k. were Sheriff David Tatum,
Dnori tirlcii in the Tax
C,-i 'inH race, i ir.'lre Laramore
I!'i IlI" i.i~pr r- i"l!' O F'i "r. i I ll' I
ir.r M~.iy su iNeves in the
s .liri-i Superintendent's race,
OIi-m R,i\ Wise in the (rotnl,
(,,ii,.ii!,,,: i i district 1 race, Jeral
11.1! in the t miil, Commission
Ji-i.ti i 3 race, and Jim Pickron
in the County Commission dis-
trict 5 race. The only Republican
race on the ballot was in County
Commission district 1 where Dan
Bontrager came out on top. A
runoff was set between Grant
Williams and Edward Holley in
School Board district 1. Willie
Brown held onto his School
Board district 4 seat.
The City of Blountstown
honored Chief Winston Deason
and Underground Utilities
Supervisor Laymon White on
their retirement. Deason served
for 31 years and White for 43
Former Calhoun County
Commissioner Fred Attaway. 60,
!,-'i-1 away ,il.ii ni_ a baltic
will I -tirrc i ,
Larry Hendrtx, 28, charged
with DUI in a crash that serious-
ly injured his girlfriend, her tod-
dler, and Hendrix's own two chil-
dren, avoided a jury trial after
c I'.i .i ig his not guilty plea to no
Former Police Chief Winston
Deason was named
i-'Iioli-I.'wiii new mayor after
qualifying week ended and he
was unopposed for the position.
Martha Glory, a 58-year-old
Ali woman accused of selling
plc'-r.-i'rllli drugs from her
home, was cleared of all charges.
A tornado spawned from
Hurricane Ivan tore through
Calhoun County I.wilnia four peo-
1l- dead, five nirli-d.- and their
homes !ri'-dulll it I'l Lbbhle Killed
were Melvin Terry, 55, his daugh-
ter, Donna Terry-Read, 35, James
Harold "Bull" Marshall, 41, and
his v,-ii-e, M.-ir Ligh MNarslull :37.
]lio..il .ili/d Iarc irinl s lc I rrvy.
55, in critical condition, along
with her nephew, Roger Houghs,
44, who was expected to be in a
body cast for some, time, and
ie-i _'.hir elyn Lndsey, 13, who
suffered a dislocated hip.
Nick Melvin and Valerie Jones were crowned Mr. and Miss Blountstown
High School during homecoming festivities in October.
Blountstown's own Adam
Harpool, a senior at BHS, was
among approximately 1600
scholastically talented black
American high school seniors
named semifinalists in the 41st
annual National Achievement
DNA from a cigarette butt
led to the arrest of a Jacksonville
man who allegedly stole a truck
and over $20,000 in tools from
the Calhoun County School
Board's bus barn over a year ago.
A dedication ceremony was
held for the new Ocheesee Park
on Hwy. 286.
Students at Altha School
mourned the deaths of sisters,
Angie, 17, and Teresa Nevitt, 15,
who were killed after being struck
by a van on their way to catch a
give us a
SA crowd estimated at 10,000
turned out for the annual Goat
Day festivities sponsored by the
Blountstown Rotary Club at Sam
Clint Capps of Blountstown
Continued on page 7
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The County Record, JANUARY5, 2005, Page 6
Former LCHS football
coach in Monday crash
Brandon Smith, shown with BHS baseball coach Greg Jordan, recently
rep esented the United States at the 2nd Annual School of Baseball's Puerto
Rico Winter Classic.
Brandon Smith plays
for US in Puerto Rico
'Blountstown High School's The trip was dts ign.d to give
c\t Brandon Smith was recently each player exposure to a high
s elected to play for the USA level of baseball while providing
BIseball Athlete Development an introduction to
Program at the 2nd Annual professional/college level expec-
American School of Baseball's stations. The trip demonstrated
Puerto Rico Winter Classic, the everyday mental and physical
The tournament was held in grind it takes to succeed on the
San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Dec. next level while also providing
26 through Jan. 2. It is a great coaches and scouts a valuable
honor to represent the United opportunity to e\.i luate the skills
States at this prestigious event, of each player.
hosted by the American School of Players were also given time to
Baseball. enjoy the island.
Brandon was featured on a Check out The County Record
team representing the U.S. in his next week when Brandon dis-
age group, an honor requiring cusses his experience in Puerto
character, integrity and leader- Rico playing for the U.S. team!
Crappie USA tourney
Feb. 5 at Lake Talquin
by Kelli Peacock
Former Liberty County head
football coach Richard Kennedy
and his wife, Gayle, got caught in
the middle of a serious accident
in Jackson County Monday
involving a hit and run driver.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, the crash
occurred around 6:35 p.m. at the
intersection of SR 71 and
Whitetail Drive. A 1995 Mercury
two-door car was in the left turn
lane, northbound on SR71. At
the same time, the Kennedys
approached in a 2003 Ford SUV
heading south and a 2003
Freightliner tractor truck was
stopped on Whitetail Drive facing
east. The Mercury reportedly
turned left into the Kennedys'
path, causing the front of their
SUV to collide with the right side
of the car. The Mercury then
rotated clockwise, colliding with
the.front of the Freightliner.
The driver of the Mercury fled
the scene, leaving behind passen-
ger Gary Miller, 47, of Texas, who
sustained serious injuries and
was transported by Airheart to
Flowers Hospital in Dothan.
Fortunately, the Kennedys and
the driver of the Freightliner,
Richard Ladd of Oveido, FL, were
Authorities are seeking the dri-
ver and, at press time, did not
know if it was a man or woman.
Moreau then arrived and also used his
Taser to get Williams to comply. They
were finally able to get handcuffs on her
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Anglers will be fishing for a 7-
fish limit of crappie, which will
net them a major guaranteed
payback of $10,000.00 in this
A pre-tournament seminar will
be held on Friday evening the 4th
at the Collegiate Village Inn,
Tallahassee, FL. Sign up will
begin at 5:00 pm with the meet-
ing and a National Sponsor Field
Test Product Drawing starting at
7:00pm local time. This seminar
is open to the public.
The tournament weigh-in will
be held on Saturday the 5th at.
Whippoorwill Sportsman's Lodge,
Quincy, FL beginning at 3:00 pm.
We are looking for a great weigh-
in on Lake Talquin, which-is
known for excellent springtime
The Tallahassee Sports
Council would like to welcome all
Crappie USA anglers and their
guests to the area and hope they
take the opportunity to enjoy the
many attractions in the area. For
more information on the area
call: 800-628-2866. Host hotel
for the event will be the Collegiate
Whippoorwill Sportsman's Lodge-
850-875-2605 and Ingram's
are limited so make your reserva-
tions early and mention Crappie
You can enter our tourna-
ments by filling out and sending
in an entry form or by registering
on our website at www.crap-
pieusa.com before the deadline
listed on the form. Teams may
also erter at the pre-tournament
seminar on Friday night., All late
entries will be subject to a $20.00
ACA membership is required
to fish in our tournaments ard a
space is provided on our entry
form for you to become a mem-
ber. Teams may consist of one or
two partners. If you made less
than $2000.00 per team in
Crappie USA tournaments last
year, you may fish in either
Amateur division or the Semi Pro
Division. If you made over
$2000.00 per team last year, you
may fish the Semi Pro Division
Only. No product purchase nec-
essary to fish either division. If
you desire to join the point's race,
your $100 team entry fee must be
received prior to participation in
an event for points to be tabulat-
ed. Points will be tabulated in the
Semi Pro and Amateur Divisions.
Held in conjunction with the
tournament will be the Crappie
Kids Fishing Rodeo to be held
Saturday morning at the
Whippoorwill Sportsman's Lodge.
Sign up for the Kids Rodeo will be
at 8:00 am with the rodeo from
9:00 am till 11:00 am. The event
is free to all children 12 and
under with all participants eligi-
ble for a chance to win one of the
four, Crappie USA $5,000.00
scholarships to be awarded at the
Cabela's Crappie USA Classic
next September on Indiana's
For -more information, please
call Crappie USA Inc. at 615-377-
7800 or Media Specialist Larry
Crecelius at 812-525-2707 or
,email at Icrecel@eatthllnk.net
Please visit our website at
www.crappieusa.com or you can
enter the site from Cabela's at
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Nine year old John M. Mallory shot his first buck on December 26th
at 6;30 p.m. in Altha. John is the son of John I. and Theresa Mallory
and the grandson of Dan and Cherri Mallory.
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The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 7'
Looking Back at
was named a semifinalist in the
National Merit Scholarship
Little Miss Blountstown,
Katelyn Bozeman, placed fourth
runner up at the Little Miss
National Peanut Festival Pageant
Nick Melvin and Valerie
Jones were crowned Mr. and Miss
Blountstown High School during
Olympic Gold Medalist
Justin G.1Ii!, visited
Blountstown, participating in
homecoming t',f; i'ilmes at BHS.
Fl_'e c,-,in Day ended with
Sheriff David Tatum, District 5
County Commissioner Jim
Pickron, and City Council mem-
bers, Steve Bailey and John
Tomlinson. Jr., keeping their
seats for another term.
Newcomers elected to office
included Mary Sue Neves as
School Superintendent; Doris
Burkett as Tax Collector; Margie
Laramore as Supervisor of
Elections; Danny Ray Wise as
District 1 County Commissioner;
Jeral Hall as District 3 County
Commissioner; and Grant
Williams as District 1 School
i The Blountstown Tiger foot-
ball team clinched their second
straight district title with a 41-0
win over the Liberty County
Bulldogs, improving their record
Dr. Andrew Ramsey of
Blountstown,. a titled chief in the
Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek
Indians, was featured in the
November issue of Southern
Kimberly Mayo Skidmore,
34, believed to be the ringleader
of a counterfeit check ring busted
in Calhoun County earlier this
year, was indicted in federal
Altha's annual Heritage
Festival and Antique Tractor Pull
was held at the Altha
The Calhoun County School
Board held a swearing in ceremo-
ny for new Superintendent, Mary
Sue Neves, along with Grant
Williams, School Board member
for district 1, and Willie Brown,
School Board district 4 member.
The Calhoun County
Sheriffs Office sought the pub-
lic's help following a bogus bomb
threat at Altha School.
A Calhoun County jury
found Alphanee Gammpn, 32,
guilty of selling cocaine in the
Pizza Hut parking lot.
A clerk at City Liquors in
Blountstown was robbed at gun-
point by a masked man who fled
with an estimated $250 in cash,
He remains at large.
The Calhoun County School
Board received notice that Kiki
Sims, a former special education
teacher at Altha School, intends
to file a lawsuit against the board.
After a 32-7 victory, over
Vernon, the Blountstown Tiger
football team was named 1A
The Blountstown Tigers were named district, rural, and regional champions this football season. They are shown above celebrating after a victory.
Blountstown Indians hosting
indoor stomp dance
The Blountstown Indian
Community and the Oklakne-
Kunfuskee Ceremonial Grounds
will be holding an indoor Stomp
Dance on January 29th to honor
the' community elders and lead-
ers. A traditional meal will pre-
cede the dancing.. Dinner is
about 6;00 p.m. (CSTI at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center. The Stomp
Dance is one of several activities
at the heart of Creek traditional
culture,' which also include stick-
ball and the Green .Corn
Ceremonial, a week long gather-.
ing held in mid summer and the
highpoint of the Creek social life
Many 'other tribes have stomp
Dancing as part of their culture
including the Seminole,
i al l
Euchee, Keetowah Cherokee, and
Shawnee. Sometimes in the win*
ter months, Creek. Ceremoniif
Grounds will hold indoor dances
to socialize and raise funds ,feoE
needed equipment or supplies fdo
use at the Ceremonial Grounds
See STOMP DANCE, page 12
Folks of all ages enjoyed the annual Goat Day festivities the third Saturday in October at Sam Atkins Park.
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Sweetheart Pageant February 12
Citizens Association, Inc.
Senior sponsoring the 5th Annual
will be Sweetheart Pageant on Saturday,
February 12, at the Blountstown
High School'Auditorium at 6:00
There will be six different cate-
gories only five of the categories
will be judged. Girls and boys'
four and under may enter the
unjudged category (Teeny
Sweetheart) but must be able to
walk on their own. Girls aged 5-
19 may enter the other cate-
gories. The entry fee is 420.00
each. All entries will receive a
trophy for participating. First,
second, and third place in five
judged categories will be award-
Applications maybe picked up
at all school offices, daycare cen-
ters or stop by the Senior Center
at 16859 NE Cayson Street. Call
674-4163 if you would like an
application mailed to you.
Admission fee is $4.00/adult,
$2.00/students, five and under
All proceeds will go to the
Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association, Inc. to be used as
matching funds. Come on out
and cheer for "your girl".
Blountstown FFA team places second Transportation
SThe Blountstown High School FFA Chapter recently attended the annual FFA Sub-district contest held here in
Blountstown. Winning second place in the parliamentary procedure competition was the team of (from left) Jennie
Fagen, Donald Stanley, Maegan Davis, Lauren Wood, Nic Stoltzfus, Lyndsey Wainwright, and Jacob Guilford. Check
out more winners in next week's edition!
Man sustains I
minor injuries !
in Sunday crash
by: Kelli Peacock
SA local man was fortunate to
escape serious injury in an early
morning crash Sunday.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office, Joseph
Eugene Flowers, 32, was travel-
S iig westbound on N.W. Newsome
Road in Clarksville just after 2
a:m. when he failed to maneuver
a curve. His 1994, Chevy pickup
reportedly left the roadway on the
north side, striking and breaking
a power pole and numerous small
Flowers suffered only minor
injuries in the crash. The Florida
Highway Patrol is investigating.
Sto meet January 7
The Calhoun County Retired
Educators Association will meet
Friday, January 7, in the
Heritage Room at Calhoun
County Public Library.with Pres.
Carolyn McClellan presiding.
: The Board will meet at 9:00
a.m., the social time will begin at
9:30 and the general meeting will
convene at 10:00.
The Literacy Committee,
chaired by Glenda Bowden, is
arranging .he program.
CCREA Officers and the Public
Relations .Committee are hosting
Plan to attend Friday, January
7, for an interesting program and
fellowship with your friends.
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Chipola students perform for 'New Friends'
Students from Chipola College's Oral Interpretation class recently per-
formed for the New Friends program at Riverside Elementary. Pictured from
left, are: (front) Merideth DuRant, Susan Morton, Steven Green, Jared Jeter,
Amanda Whitfield, Amber Bradley, (middle) Rebecca M. Rackley, Lyric
Gainer, Katie Basford, Nikki Meredith, Stephanie Johnson, Sarah McAlpin,
Mackenzie Davis, Breonca Dean, Angelia Douglas, Chakesha Dixon (back)
Anthony Moreda, Elishann Geiger, Tara Baughman, Rachel Davis, Joshua
Niemi, Christina Colson, Andianne Collins, Jonathan Dowling, Tara Owens
and Jay O'Bryan. :.
Board to meet
Jan. 10 at 1 p.m.
The Calhoun County
Coordinating Board will meet on
Monday, January 10, at 1:00
p.m. Central Time at the Calhoun
County Senior Citizens Center,
16859 NE Cayson Street,
Conference Room in
Blountstown. The agenda will
include the Bylaws and
Procedures. All persons ,are
invited to attend.
For more information, or if you
require special accommodations
at the meeting because of a dis-
ability or physical impairment,
contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at 850-674-4571.
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ACROSS FROM BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 9
Looking Back at 2004 cont'd
Danny Ray Wise, Jeral Hall,
and Jim Pickron were sworn into
office on the Calhoun County
Liberty County High School
student, Demetrius Love Cargile,
16, was killed in a single vehicle
crash two days before
Thanksgiving. His passenger and
classmate, Vincent Mears, 14,
was critically injured.
The community celebrated
as the Blountstown Tiger .football
team headed to Gainesville to
play in the State 1A champi-
onship game for the first time
since 1977. The Tigers were
named state runners up after
being edged by Ft. Meade, 42-38.
The Mark Barbee family,
owners of Barbee Sod LLC, was
named Calhoun County's Farm
Family of the Year.
The federal government,
with the help of Congressman
Allen Boyd, awarded $145,000 to
continue the development of the
State Attorney-elect Steve
Meadows, who takes office on
.Januarv 4. 2005. has set in place
the staff which will take the
agency into a new era.
"We have assembled an experi-
enced and talented staff and are
excited about the opportunity to
I:] I Mo n i :1 u IFr
Nicholas Alexander Donaldson
will celebrate his second birthday
January 9th. Cole is the son of
Tim and Ramsey donaldson of
Petersburg, Alaska. His grand-
parents are Shorty Donaldson,
Blountstown and Claude and
Evelyn Reeves, Headland, AL.
Cole enjoys playing with his big
brother, Drew, watching Dora and
Little Bears and eating just about
Cole and his family are busy
preparing for the move' to their
new home, Brunswick, GA.
Happy "2nd" Birthday, Cole!
We.can't wait to see you!
Claude, Nana, Uncle Joe, Aunt
Kim, Kyndal, Annika & Ian
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Jarett Cole Fielder will celebrate his
third birthday on January 7.
We love you, Cole!
Mama, Daddy, Conner,
Ma, and Papa
1 col, photos;..$10
2 col. hotoes...$25
Kyndal Denton Edwards will celebrate her 18th birthday on Thursday, January 6.
Kyndal is the daughter of Doug and Flor Edwards, Greensboro and Joe and Kim
Milligan, Blountstown. Her grandparents are Shorty (G-daddy) Donaldson,
Blountstown, Claude and Evelyn Reeves, Headland, AL and Charles and Yvonne
Edwards, Greensboro. Kyndal has two sisters,, Annika Milligan and Dasha Edwards
and two brothers, lan Milligan and Dekel Edwards, who thinks she is a great big sister.
Kyndal enjoys spending time with her friends and boyfriend, Josh. She is pictured
at right with her cousins, Amity Gay and Derringer Edwards.
Happy "18th" Birthday Kyndal
We Love You!!
Tri-County Ag Complex at the
Industrial Park in Altha.
A drug sting in Liberty
County netted 11 arrests on
cocaine and marijuana charges.
The Bank donated $4300 to
Calhomn County schools through
their Kids Count program.
The Blountstown Tiger bas-
ketball team clinched their sec-
ond consecutive win in the 4th
Annual Marcus Register
Memorial Rivertown Classic tour-
nament, defeating Vernon, 53-49.
Construction began on the
Blountstown Greenway, a path
extending from the Apalachicola
River to Sam Atkins Park, provid-
ing a recreational trail for walk-
ers, joggers, rollerbladers, bicy-
clists, and equestrians to enjoy.
N Community, members began
responding to a plea from a
Healthy Start caseworker about
the plight of a local family living!
in a cold, dilapidated house in St.
put into practice the programs we
talked about in the campaign,"
said Meadows. "Several seasoned
prosecutors will be reassigned to
make.the best use of their skills
and experience. Additionally, the
investigative staff will be proac-
tive; acting in concert with law
enforcement agencies throughout
the circuit to attack problem
The new executive director is
Randy Berling who has 30 years
experience in law enforcement
and finance. Berling will be in
charge of the daily business oper-
ations of the office.
The chief assistant state attor-
ney is Bill Lewis. Lewis has 30
years of criminal justice experi-
ence. He has been a prosecutor
for 18 years and has served as a
law enforcement officer, including
a stint as Sheriff of Bay County.
The chief investigator is
Rodney Tilley who is in his 20th
year in law enforcement. Tilley's
staff will include an investigator
attached to the methampheta-
mine task force(MAD unit) and
another dedicated to investiga-
tion of internet crimes against
"Methamphetamine is a very
real problem in our area: Both
the laboratories and the use of
the drug present dangers unlike
those we have faced before," said
Meadows. "Our commitment of
an investigator to the task force is
in recognition of the need to pre-
sent a cooperative attack.
"The investigator dedicated to
combating internet crimes
against children will be an active
participant in the statewide task
force. It is important that we vig-
orously strike at those who would
victimize our most vulnerable cit-
"A seasoned prosecutor will
also be dedicated to address elder
abuse and exploitation circuit-
wide. We will take a role in pro-
tecting older citizens through
prosecution, education, and pre-
"Tra91ing will be offered to law
enforcement agencies and busi-'
nesses on an ongoing and regular
basis. One of our most experi-
See MEADOWS, page 12
Julie Harrison to
wed Scott Barton
Julie Harrison and Scott
Barton invite you to join them
together with their children,
Brennan, Ronnie, Corey and Cy
as they unite in marriage. The
wedding will be an event on
Saturday, January 8, 2005 at
Altha Community Center at 6:00
p.m. A reception and celebration
will follow after the ceremony at
6:30 p.m. All friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend.
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Steve Meadows talks
about plans for office
Coach Bobby Johns holds up a stop light after Blountstown defeated Jacksonville's Trinity Christian Dec. 3, mak-
ng reference to a comment from a sports columnist.
The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 10
Lill iff 111111 T ff1111,19
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
DECEMBER 14, 2004
The Regular Meeting of the Calhoun
County School Board was called to order
by Chairman Tim Smith. The following
members were present: Tim Smith, Doyle
Daniels, Volena Barfield, Willie Brown and
Grant Williams. Superintendent Mary
Sue Neves, Assistant Superintendent
Greg Jones, and Attorney David House
weke also present.
'The meeting was opened with prayer
byGrant Williams, followed by the Pledge
,A motion was made by Volena
Baifield, seconded by Grant Williams and
cafCied to adopt the agenda with a change
to move the emergency item to 12D and
adding approval of minutes.
Attorney David House opened the
Expulsion Hearing for a student at Altha
Middle School. The student and his par-
ents were not present at the hearing. A
recommendation was made by Harriett
Peacock, Principal of Altha School, that
the student be expelled from attending
Calhoun County Schools, as per the Code
of Student Conduct, for writing a bomb
threat message on toilet tissue paper and
giving the bomb threat message to Mrs.
Waldorff-Assistant Principal. A recom-
mendation for expulsion for one calendar
year was then made by Superintendent
Mary Sue Neves. Superintendent Neves
also recommended that the student be
plated in the Alternative Care Program for
-, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ZJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
CouQntv Commissioners in and for Calhoun
County. Florida. will consider a proposed
* ,Ib._. .' i r- tiled as follows:
AN.N OR.I'ANCE OF CALHOUN COUNTY,
FLORIDA. THAT EXEMPTS FROM TAXATION
ANINCREASE IN THE ASSESSED VALUE OF
HOMIESTEAD PROPERTY RESULTING FROM
CONSTRUCTING OR RECONSTRUCTING
LIWaNG QUARTERS FOR PARENTS OR
GRANDPARENTS WHO ARE 62 YEARS OLD
OR. OLDER. PROVIDING FOR AN
APPLICATION TO BE FILED; PROVIDING
FOR REVOCATiON OF THE REDUCTION;
A PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
.he passae of the proposed Ordinance will
be -considered by the Board of County
.r-. at their regular meeting at
5.00 P M C.S T., on Tuesday, the 18th day
of Taniuary. 2005, at the Calhoun County
Cotrithouse. Blountstown. Florida.
S copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
inspected by the public at the Calhoun
Commissioners' Office in the Calhoun County
Hi interested parties may appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to the
.WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal, this the
22r1 day of December. 2004.
Rilth ., Attaway, Clerk
January 5, 2005
INVITATION TO BID ON RECYCLABLE
Notice is hereby given that sealed bid
proposals for recyclable warehoused items to
be SOLD will be received by the Board of
Commissioners of Calhoun County, Florida
uritil 3:00 P.M. (CST), on Tuesday, January 18,
2Q(05. for and on behalf of Calhoun County,
Florida. Bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud at 5:00 P.M. (CST), on Tuesday, January
18, 2005. or as soon thereafter as practical on
279 BALES OF CARDBOARD
95 BALES OF NEWSPAPER
Bidders must show in their bid the total price
pdr ton F.O.B., Calhoun County Recycling'
Center. Blountstown, Florida. Bidders may
bid on one or both items. All quantities are
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the bidders name, address and
what the bid is for. "Bid on Baled Cardboard
Failure to make payment within thirty (30)
days of invoice will result In 1.5% penalty,
compounded monthly. If payment is not
received within sixty (60). days of invoice,
bl4der could be prohibited from future
Ad ress all bids to the Board of County
Coiinissioners, Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 Central Avenue East. Room 130,
Blot rtstown, Florida 32424. ,
The 'Board reserves the right to waive
informalities In any bid, to accept and/or
reject, any or all bids in whole or in part with
just cause, and to accept the bid that In their
judgment will be In the best interest of
If ybu have any questions, please call Don A.
"Soy7 O'Bryan at (850) 674-8075.
IN'THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN
a' COUNTY FLORIDA,
File Number: P-04-092
IN Ric: EDWARD F. HABERMANN,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
-T) ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DE DANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
AND*ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
U ARE NOTIFIED that the administration
of Je Estate of EDWARD F. HABERMANN,
deceased. File Number P-04-094, is pending in
the-dircuit.Court for Calhoun County, Florida,
Probate Division. 20859 Central Ave.,
BlotRtstown. FL 32424. the address of which
is tlhe Calhoun County Courthouse,
Bloubtstown, Florida. The Personal
Representative of the Estate is LINDAJOY L.
PARIS. whose address is: 18704 NW CR 275,
Altla,: Florida 32421. The name and address of
the* Personal Representative's attorney are set
SAll persons having claims or demands
against the Estate are required, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file
wit4( the Clerk of the above Court a written
statement of any claim or demand they may
have. Each claim must be in writing and must
indicate the basis for the claim, the name and
address of the creditor or his agent or attorney
and, the amount the claim is contingent or
unliquidated. the nature of the uncertainty
shall ,be state. If the claim is secured, the
security shall be described. The claimant
shall deliver sufficient, copies of the claim to
the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mall One copy
to the Personal Representative. All persons
interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are
required. WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE
DATE/OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may have
thal challenges the validity of the decedent's
Will, the qualifications of the Personal
one calendar year. A motion was made by
Willie Brown, seconded by Volena
Barfield and carried to expel the student
from the Calhoun County School System
for one calendar year and place him in the
Alternative Care Program for one calen-
Attorney David House opened the
Expulsion Hearing for a student at
Blountstown High School. The student
and his parents were not present at the
hearing. A recommendation was made by
Mr. Ronnie Hand, principal of Blountstown
High School, that the student be expelled
from attending Calhoun County Schools,
as per the Code of Student Conduct, for
bringing brass knuckles to school. A rec-
ommendation for expulsion for one calen-
dar year was then made by
Superintendent Mary Sue Neves.
Superintendent Neves also recommend-
ed that the student be placed in the
Alternative Care Program for one calen-
dar year. A motion was made by Doyle
Daniels, seconded by Grant Williams and
carried to expel the student from the
Calhoun County School System for one
calendar year and place him in the
Alternative Care Program for one calen-
A motion was made by Willie Brown,
seconded by Volena Barfield and carried
to approve the School Board Members
Salaries for Calhoun County, $22,407.00
as recommended by The Florida School
Boards Association for 2004-2005. Grant
Williams opposed the recommendation.
A motion was made by Doyle Daniels,
seconded by Willie Brown and carried to
Representativ. eeors I
Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of
DATED this 30th day of December, 2004.
LINDAJOY L. PARIS
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF'THE
ESTATE OF EDWARD F. HABERMANN
J. DAVID HOUSE
16865 S.E. RIVER STREET.
BLOUNI'STOWN, FLORIDA 32424
FLORIDA BAR #282359
COUNSEL FOR PERSONAL REP.
J.,-.iln' 1" -' 2004
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
Case No. 5:04cv173/MCR/EMT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
KIMBERLY VICKERY, FREDA HARRIS, JERALD
VICKERY and DUSTIN VICKERY, heirs at Law
of COY VICKERY, deceased; PEGGY A.
VICKERY and the unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, personal representatives or others
claiming by, through, under or against COY
S NOTICE OFSALE : --.
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ANE' '5 I ii E A" A JUDGMENT "OF
FORECLOSURE RENDERED IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED CASE ON NOVEMBER 19,
2004, BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT
COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
FLORIDA. IN FAVOR OF THE PLAINTIFF, THE
UNDERSIGNED, APPOINTED IN SAID
DECREE, WILL ON THE 19TH DAY OF
JANUARY, 2005 AT 12:00 NOON, IN FRONT OF
THE CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE DOOR
IN THE CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA,,
OFFER FOR SALE AND SELL AT PUBLIC
OUTCRY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY,
SITUATED LYING AND BEING IN CALHOUN
Commencing at the NE corner of Section 25,
Township 2 North, Range 11 West, Calhoun
County, Florida; thence South 01 degree 37
minutes 29 seconds East, along the East line
of said Section 25, 1884.44 feet to a point
on the South side of a graded road; thence
North 84 degrees 36 minutes 40 seconds
West along said graded road, 39.0 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 00
degrees 13 minutes 37 seconds West, along a
fence, 364.95 feet; thence South 88 degrees
22 minutes 32 seconds West 107.52 feet;
thence North 10 degrees 13 minutes 10
seconds East 377.94 feet to the South side
of said graded road: thence South 84 degrees
36 minutes 40 seconds East, 42.05 feet to
the Point of Beginning. Said parcel contains
,0.63 acres, more or less.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CONCERNING THE ABOVE PROPERTY
CONTACT ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY PAUL
ALAN ,SPROWLS AT (850) 942-8430. .ALL
SALES ARE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION OF
THE COURT. METHOD OF PAYMENT IS BY,
POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR CERTIFIED
CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE U.S.
MARSHALS SERVICE. TEN 'PERCENT OF
HIGH/ACCEPTABLE BID IN CERTIFIED
CHECK OR CASHIER'S CHECK WILL BE
ACCEPTED WITH THE BALANCE DUE WITHIN
DENNIS A. WILLIAMSON
United States Marshal
Northern District of Florida
BY: DORIS MASSINGILL
U.S. Marshals Service
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PROJECT NAME: Airport, Tractor & Mower
Scaled bids, s ,i-l. I.l Ir ripilF ..i,: will be
received by lhe '. jlliii .ul, "R..ird of
Co.untv Commissaoners Owner) until 12'00
p local time, January 4. 2005 at the office
of Ruth Attaway, Calhoun County Clerk of
Court. 20859 East Central Avenue, Room 130,
Blountstown, FL 32421.
40 HP DIESEL TRACTOR UTILITY
Utility Diesel Tractor, 4 Wheel Drive, New
Holland TC4D-4 or Equal
OSHA Approved, Folding ROPS with/Metal
12 x 12 Synchronized Shuttle Shift
Minimum Wheel Base, 73.5 Inches
Minimum Overall Unballasted Weight,
with/17.5 x 24, 8 Ply R 4 Tires, 3288 LBS
Minimum 40 Gross, 25 PTO HP @ Rated
121.7 CID, 4 Cylinder Natural Aspirated
Dual Element Dry Type Air Cleaner
13 Gallon Fuel Tank
Independent 540 PTO With/Flip Up Shield
3 Point Category I, 3 PT. With/Flex Link
ASAE S 279.10 Approved Lighting
Step-Thru Platform With/Clear Entry And
Egress From Both Sides
High Pivot Hinged Hood With/Gas Strut
Internal Wet Disc Brakes
Hydrostatic Power Steering
1 Model 460 Brown 5' Rotary Mower
With/Front & Rear Safety Chains
Front End Weights For Above Tractor
December 29, 2004
approve the personnel recommendations
Donna Whitfield Recommendation
to be hired to replace Ms. Norma
Schamens, who resigned recently. She
will be cleaning the bus barn for the
remainder of the 2004-2005 school year.
ALTHA PUBLIC SCHOOL
Faye Smith Altha Pre-K teacher is
in need of a paraprofessional for her
classroom. She is currently serving sever-
al young students who either have autism
or severe autistic tendencies. Funding
will come from Project #2675, IDEA dol-
lars. Should those project dollars not be
sufficient, the funding will revert to 254
Due to the number of pre-k children
with extensive needs at Altha School,
request was made for Board approval for
another paraprofessional. This position
would be funded by IDEA Project, #2635.
Employment should begin as soon as
possible, after the position has been
Miranda Rehberg.- Recommended
for Paraprofessional for Pre-K
Colleen Maynard Her employment
was terminated effective December 8,
Veronica Horton Recommending
her for Office Clerical I position to replace
Colleen Maynard, effective December 9,
Barbara Hathaway, Wretha Webb,
Mark Brogdon, Lucinda Alday Request
that they be allowed to leave school at
2:45 pm on Thursdays during the Spring
Semester 2005 (January 6, 2005-April
28, 2005 and not have to use their per-
sonal leave time. They are attending
classes at FSU pursuing a specialist
degree in Elementary Education with the
Reading Endorsement. They need to
leave school at 2:45 in order to avoid
being late for class. They plan to arrive at
work by 7:15 a.m. on Thursdays to com-
pensate for the time taken that afternoon.
Christi Lovely-Request to extend her
leave of absence from January 3, 2005 to
April 3, 2005 with the possibility to extend
leave for the rest of the year.
Rosa Lane Requesting change of
her drop date to December 31, 2004 with
her last day of work to be December 17,
Tommy McClellan -
Recommendation for employment as a
teacher for the remainder of the 2004-
2005 school year beginning November
29. He will be replacing Mrs. Jane
Creamer who has taken a leave of
absence. Mr. McClellan will be teaching
out of field for the 2004-2005 school year.
Cynthia Burkes Recommendation
to transfer her from the Blountstown
Elementary School lunchroom position to
the custodian position to replace Rosa
Lane who is retiring effective December
31, 2004. Cynthia Burke's effective date
will be January 3, 2004.
BLOUNTSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Melissa Adams Resignation effec-
tive December 14, 2004.
A motion was made by Volena
Barfield, seconded by Grant Williams and
carried to approve the monthly business
A motion was made by Willie Brown,
seconded by Grant Williams and-carried
to approve the lowest and best bid quotes
on school lunch food items for th? second
semester as presented and checked by
Mrs. Diana Alday.
A motion was made by Volena
Barfield, seconded by Grant Williams and
carried to approve the Auditor General's
Audit Report for the Charter School and
Charter Technical Career Center and be
filed as a part of the School Board's pub-
Mike Purvis, Owner
SALES & REPAIRS -
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SFull Time Oie and Sales Deparment
211 Depot Ave. Blounttown, Fla.
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ar Owner: Mathew Laofield
CHIPOLA TURF FARMS, LLC
882 HWY. 71 S., KINARD, FL 32449
Centipede & Palmetto 5t, Augustine
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A motion was made by Volena
Barfield, seconded by Doyle Daniels and
carried to approve, the Daycare Service
Contract for Noel Clemente, infant child of
A motion was made by Willie Brown,
seconded by Grant Williams and carried
to approve Projects, Plans and
Agreements as follows:
A. Approval of Transfer of Property
B. Approval of District Improvement
Plan, District Assessment and
C. District Physical Education Plan
Willy Pitts informed the Board of the
progress on the Blountstown High School
Auditorium Re-roofing Project.
Mrs. Wynette Peacock expressed con-
cern for the lack of storage room for the
technology equipment. The equipment is
having to be constantly moved from
school to school due to lack of room.
Superintendent Neves will be having a
workshop on December 27, 2004, at 8:00
a.m. for any Board Member interested in
visiting the schools to evaluate facilities.
A motion was made by Doyle Daniels,
seconded by Grant Williams and carried
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Sales and Service of Ice Machines & Cold Storage
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Major Credit Cards Accepted Cell: 643-6060
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Servicing All Brands Factory Trained & Slate Cellhieed
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Refrigerators Stoves Dishwashers Ice Makers
Microwaves Washers Dryers Air Conditioning
Factor). Authorized LVarrant) Services tor GE. L'hirlpool, & Frigdaire
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For information leading to the arrests)
and conviction of the persons)
responsible for removing the STOP sign
at the intersection of Frank Williams
Lane and Live Oak Lane in the Live Oak
Heights Subdivision. This occurred on
or about December 19th, 2004. If you
have information concerning this
please contact the Calhoun County
Sheriff s Office at 674-5049.
FOR LATSACS AL 450
19320 SR 20 West. Blountstown, FL 32424
For Special Rates On These Spaces Call 674-5041
The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page: 11:
The City of Blountstown is seeking applicants to fill a
position for one (1) employee to work in the Electric
Department as linesman. Applications may be obtained
from City Hall between the hours of 7:00 A.M: and 4:00
P.M., weekdays, at 20591 Central Avenue West,
Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency
recognized certification, completion of satisfactory
apprenticeship as an apprentice lineman in the erection,
maintenance, and repair of overhead and/or underground
line system; or equivalent combination of training and
experience. Must have a State of Florida valid driver's
license preferable a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or
willing to obtain (CDL) within two (2) months of employment.
Successful applicants will be required a working home
The City.of Blountstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and is a Drug Free and Smoke Free Workplace.
Calhoun County School Board
The: School Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications for the
following position: .
Terms of Employment: 12 Months
Salary: Commensurate with Current Salary/Schedule and Experience
Applicant Qualifications: Previous work experience involving building
and grounds maintenance preferred.
-Applications are available at the office oitne superintencenl located in
the Courthouse.' Completed applications may be returned to the School
Board office by January 7, 2005, 12:00 noon.
A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is available at Carr
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mr: Darryl
Taylor, Principal or Mrs. Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to. race, religion,
sex, national origin, handicap or marital status .
Calhoun County School Board
The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications for
the following position:
ELEMENTARY ESE TEACHER
Terms of Employment: 10 Months, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with Current Salary Schedule, and
Applicant Qualifications: Apropriate State of Florida Certification
Applications are available at the office of the superintendent located
in the Courthouse. Completed applications may be returned to the
School Board office by January 10, 2005,,12:00 noon.,
A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is available- at
Altha Public School or the School Board Office.,
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent or Mrs. Harriett Peacock,
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, national origin, handicap or marital status.
PETS FOR SALE
Poodle puppies, (6), six weeks old, $50
ea.. Call 674-2181.
Black Lab puppies, (2), male; AKC
registered. From good Georgia hunting.
line. Both beautiful. 8 weeks old. 1st
shots and dewormed. Call 674-9028, leave
Puppies for sale, (5) white English'
Bulldogs, 6 weeks old, $10. ea. Turn off on.
Magnolia St. to right on Hwy. 69 N., corner
of Magnolia and.Dan Parrish Rd. Call
LOST & FOUND |
Lost: Basset hound mix, male, last seen
at Piggly Wiggly in Blountstown. He was a
Christmas'present and I'd like to have him
Back. Call 674-5946.
Lost dog, black Colby Carver female
pit bulldog, cut ears, white spot on chest.
Missing around flat woods area south of
Altha. Any information. Call 674-5367 or
4= C> IF:1I NEE 4cS
Central Ave. 674-5041
Carpenter needed for hurricane damage
repair. Call 674-1363.
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Drivers wanted; drivers great home
time and benefits! Dedicated short haul
runs, 2 years OTR experience, 25 YOA,
lease purchase available. Shelton Trucking
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOWI
No experience required. Werner has
immediate positions for entry-level semi
drivers. Our avg Drivers earn more than
$36K first year. 60% of Werner drivers get
home nightly or weekly. 15 day CDL
Training now available in your area. For a
solid new career, call Today
is now accepting
applications for the following
RN's and LPN'
for 3-11 or 11-7 shift
($2,500 sign on bonus)
($2,500 sign on bonus)
for 3-11 or 11-7 shift
If you are interested in an
exciting nursing opportunity
in long term care, we want
you on our team. For more
information call 674-5464 or
stop by the facility and pick
up aR.application and job
P.M. Cook Position
Fill Out Application
16690 SW Chipola Rd
Full or Part-Time
Bring resume or
Hwy. 20, Bristol, FL
Position wanted, caregiver for an ad
female. Call 674-1368 forall information
Local references available.
Computers for sale new or factory
refurbished computers, Monitors, Inkject &
Laser Printers, CD's, CD-RW, CD Drives,
Zip Drives, SparQ Drive and Software.
Call Russell A. Peterson at (850) 674-2958,
17785 Crozier St., Blountstown. E-mail:
Computer for sale, Compaq Presario
computer. Windows 98 includes Microsoft
Works and Word. $70. Call 674-6905.
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Guns: AR 7 Explorer, .22 caliber, semi
automatic, $135; Henry Golden Box, .22
caliber, lever action with octagon barrel,
$325: Mossberg model, 500 A, 12 gauge
pump, $225, all new. Call 762-8807 after 5
Trailers for sale, flat oed trailer, dual
axle, $125; utility trailer, single axle, $75.
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Furniture for sale, coffee and end tables,
almond color, brass inserts, $20.00 Call
4-Wheeier Ramp, excellent for loading
4-wheelers into pickups, excellent
condition, $75. Call 674-5041 or 643-5429.
Tree Climber, Tree Lounge tree climber.
One of the safest and most comfortable you
can buy. Comes with video. Instructions
can be viewed on internet, $200. Call
674-5041 or 643-5429.
Happy Jack Kennel Dip II: treats &
fleas, tick & Mange, stops scratching &
gnawing without steroids. Contains
NO solvent. Biodegradablel....ALTHA
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PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING
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Call for FREE Estimates
We Accept Major Credit Cards
Yard sale, multi family at Countryside
Beauty Salon, Sat., 8:00 am. A little of
everything. Cancel if rain.
Yard sale, Saturday morning, at John F.
Bailey Rd. Turn right off of Hwy. 20,
second house on right;
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Yard sale, Sat., Jan. 8, at 17196 NW
Angle St. 7:00 am. Shoes for men and
women, sizes 6.5 to 13, some kids shoes,
jackets for women, Ig. & med.; 2 piece suits
for women, size 10, 14 and 16, extra Ig.
pullovers shirtsfor men. All kinds of
household items. To many items to list.
M&W Self Storage
7 Days A Week Service
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Wanted, couple of small meat goats,
reasonable. Call 674-1652.
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HOMES FOR SALE
House for sale, 3 bdr., 1 bath, central
heat, garage, corner lot in Blountstown.
Asking $39,500, price negotiable. Call
David Layne at 674-5502 or 643-8054. :
For sale by owner: beautiful secluded
bdr., 2.5 bath home with spacious yard.
Close to town. carport, screened porch,
nice shed 'with lean tos. 2+ acres.
$125,000. Call 850-674-6905..
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CARS & TRUCKS
VWRail, 1964(??), $700. Call 237-2428.
Buck Century, 1995, 61K miles, PW.
PL and brakes, $3200 Call 674-7980.
Ford 150, 1978, runs good. $450. Call
Toyota, 1985, runs,' $125; 1982
Volkswagon, diesel, for parts, $50. Call
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no pets. 674-4011.
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most utilities furnished; 2 bdr. rraiers when
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The County Record, JANUARY 5, 2005, Page 12
EVIE B. TAFT
Mrs. Evie B. Taft, age 90 of
Marianna, and a former resident
6f Blountstown, FL, died Sunday,
January 2, 2005 at the Courtyard
at the Millpond Nursing Center in
Marianna, FL. Mrs. Taft was,
born in Alabama and had lived in
Marianna for the past 10 years
coming from Blountstown. She
was a homemaker and was a
member of the Holiness faith.
S'Survivors include: nine nieces:
Clariece Morris of Marianna,.
Agnes Creamer of Marianna,
Glennell Morris ofAltha, Christell
Whittington of Altha, Betty Jean
Bailey of Blountstown, Leunia
Shiver of Blountstown, Mildred
Dean of Blountstown, Gail Walker
of Panama City, Anita Myers of
Pensacola: two nephews: James
Edward Brown of Bristol, John
Neal Brown of Germany.
.- Funeral services were held at
1:00 p.m. (CST) Tuesday,
January 4, 2004 from the Peavy
funeral Home Chapel with Pastor
Marleen Owens officiating.
hIterment followed at the Pine
Memorial Cemetery in
All arrangements were under
-lhe direction of Marion Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, FL. 850-674-2266.
SHIRLEY PEARL MALOY
:Mrs. Shirley Pearl Maloy
young, age 57, of Blountstown;
passed away Sunday, January 2,
2005,. at Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital. Ms. Young enjoyed
going to' flea markets, working
with flowers .and computers.
SMs. Young was predeceased by
her mother Pearl D. Maloy in
1986, her father, Joe Youngi in
1990 and, her sister, Lillian
S"Ms. Young is survived by two,
sons; Eddie Roberts and wife,
Susan of Birmingham and
Jeremy Maloy of Clarksville; .two
brothers: Bobby Joe Young and
wife, Carolyn of Altha and James
Edward Young of Blountstown;
One sister, Quida O'Bryan, of
Altha; three grandchildren: Jean-
Luke, Catlyn and Christina
SRoberts of Altha and a host of
liieces, nephews and cousins.
Services for Ms. Young were'
held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday,
January 4, 2005 at Hall Funeral
flome with Pastors Johnnie
Godwin and Dewa\Tne Tolbert
Officiating. Interment followed in
SCnny Hill Cemetery with Hall
Funeral Home directing. 850-
Mr. Jimmy Sangster, 61, of
Altha, passed away Monday,
January 3, 2005, in Des Moines,
Mr. Sangster was a native and
life long resident of dt ha and was
a retired truck driver. He served
in the US Navy and was of the
.He was preceded in death by
his wife, Linda Sangster, and his
father, J.D. Sangster.
Sunrivors include his long time
companion, 'Joyce Sutton, of
Al-ha: two sons, Gr6g Sangster.
and Lisa Woodley of Des Moines,
Iowa. and Herb Sangster and his
wife. Jenny, also of Des Moines,
fowa one daughter, Melinda
Sa.ngster of Blountstown; his
mother, Martha Baggett ofAltha;
bwo brothers. Robert and John
Sangster. both ofAltha;: three sis-
ters, Jan Atwell and ;her hus-
band. Tommy, of .Altlia, Sherri
Grover and her husband. James,
of Blountstown, and Debbie
Barfiell and her husband, Miles,.
of Altha; eight grandchildren.
Lee, Jake, Ray, and Little Greg
Sangster, Bryan and Rachel
Wheeler, Cody Sutton and
Cheyene Hill; one great grand-
child, Destiny Wheeler; and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at
10:00 AM Friday, January 7,
from the Sunny Hill Pentecostal
Holiness Church near Altha with
Reverend Chris Goodman and
Robert Barton officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Sunny Hill Cemetery. The family
will receive friends, an hour before
the service (9 to 10 a.m.) at the.
Adams Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements.
EDWARD FRANK HABERMANN
Mr. Edward Frank
Habermann, 75, of Altha, passed
away Monday, December 27,
2004, at his residence.
Mr. Habermann enjoyed gar-
dening and miniature crafts.
Mr. Habermann was prede-
ceased by his wife, Betty
Habermann, in 1996.
Mr. Habermann is survived by
two sons, David Daniel
,Habermann and wife Carol of
Long Island, NY, and Edward B.
Habermann of Lombard, IL; one
daughter, LindaJoy L. Paris and
husband Michael, of Dover, NH;
four grandchildren, Jenny
Habermann, Joy Paris, Jezreel
Paris and Meery Lagassy: three
Martinez, Biitney Martinez and
Memonalization for Mr.
Habermann will be by cremation.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha is
in charge of these arrangements.
Chamber of Commerce needs members' email addresses
Local calendar of events is available
The "Calhoun County
Calendar of Events 2005" is avail-
able in the display shelves in
front of the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce's office.
This calendar is part of the
Chamber's "Relocation Packet,"
which is routinely sent to pub-
lishers and to people who inquire
about moving to or visiting
Calhoun County. It is a wonder-
ful medium for letting others
know about the events that
Calhoun County offers. Events,
which are sponsored by the
Chamber and many events which
are held by Chamber members,
are routinely included in this cal-
endar each year. If you have an
event that you would like consid-
ered for publication in this calen-
dar, please contact Jessie at 850-
The Apalachee Regional
Planning County (ARPC) in
Blountstown recently requested
that the Board of Directors for the
Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce recommend a Citizen
Advocate representative for
appointment to the
Coordinating Board (TDCB) in
Calhoun County. The TDCB is
an advisory board of ARPC for
transportation issues of disad-
vantaged people in Calhoun
County.: -the Board is 'recom-
mending Jessie Ehrich with Vicki
Montford as an alternate mem-
Glory Hill will
SHidde n Treasuresi Sunday, Jan. 9
by Glory Hill Holiness Churcl-
Ryan begin a,revival January 9,
McDougald Paul and Judy Mahal
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There Are Those
Who Will Love You
Text: John 15:20
Robert Morgan tells about John
Fawcett in On' This Day. Fawcett was the
pastor of a Baptist church in England. The
church was poor and the pastor's family
was growing larger. Fawcett considered
leaving. A, call came from London's
Carter's Lane Church, which was famous
and prominent. He gave his resignation
As he was leaving, the church gath-
ered to say goodbye, holding back heir
tears Fawcett went back into the house
for the last box. He found his wife deep in
"John, do you think we're doing the
right thing? Will we ever find a congrega-
tion to love us and help us with the Lord's
work like this group here?" she asked.
Both decided they had not taken time
to pray and that God would have them
stay. They walked outside and told their
friends. With tears of joy, they unloaded
the wagons. Fawcett stayed there the rest
of his lle. He later wrote the hymn,
"Blessed be :he lie thai binds Our hearts
in Christian love."
Jesus said, "Ii they obeyed My teach-
ing. they will obey yours also (NIV)" Not
everyone will hate you because you are a
Christian Those who love Christ will also
love you. Jesus said, "By this all men will
know that you are my disciples, if you love
one another (NIV.'
People are very different. I have met
all kinds of dffereni people. There are
educated. uneducated, rich, poor, young,
old, successful, unsuccessful, male, and
female. I have been across the sea and
met people with a completely diflereni lan-
guage and culture One thing always
holds true: Whenever I am among true
Cnristians, lam among friends.
Ryan McDougald is a licensed,
ordained Free Will Baptist Minister host-
ing Bible study in the home. For more
information. call 674-6351.
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.The calling of the funeral director
is to be there when
/ someone isi is in eed
STo be there no matter the time, or
i tt'. t ' he conditions.
To be there Withl words of comfort
To be there tb give quiet guidance
Strong ththe storm.
S | To be therefore the final tribute
S, .. that honors a life. ,
There is no higher privilege.
Thank youi for the privilege of serving you.
Adams Funeral Home, Inc.
"A Tradition of Caring Generations of Trust"
18034 Main St. N/P.O0. Box 336, Blountstown, FL
Pea'Ridge Road, Bristol, FL
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Members of the Calhoun coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce; please
let Jessie know if you have an e-
mail address by calling 674-4519
or faxing to 674-4962. The
chamber may soon have the abil-
ity to send news and notices by e,
mail, instead of the slower fax
process which is currently used.:
Stomp dance cont'd
increased contact between the
large number of Creek Stomp
Dancers in Oklahoma and the
smaller Creek communities in
Alabama and Florida have led to
a growing number of song leaders
in the younger generation of
Harjo Sewell, 14, a member of
Ceremonial Grounds, one of two
Grounds in Calhoun County, is
an example of the young people
in today's community striving to
preserve tradition. He often will
lead the ceremonial dances and
speeches the same as men two or
three times his age. The Stomp
dances are a time of visiting
among relatives and catching up
on news for members who live in
other areas. Many times
Apalachicola Indian elder,
Andrew Ramsey, Chief of the
white Earth (EkvnvHvtke)
Ceremonial Grounds will give a
blessing in the Apalachicola
Creek language to commence the
evening dances. the time spent
at the stomp dances indoor are
often greatly enjoyed and looked
forward to by everyone. Everyone
is welcome to come and there is
no charge. For more information
' Meadows cont'd
enced prosecutors has been
assigned to direct training efforts
and to mentor younger prosecu-
Meadows also announced the
intention to take a circuit-wide
approach to \working with law
enforcement agencies oni cold-
case homicides. Both investiga-
tive and legal support will be
A citizens' advisory panel is to:
be created in each.of the six
counties of the 14th Circuit. "We
are in the process of identifying a
Anthony and Erica Fielder are pleased
to announce the birth of their son, Jaxon
Conner was born October 29, 2004, at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He
weighed nine pounds, four ounces.
His proud grandparents are Bill and
Jena Norris of Blountstown, Glenda and
Larry Burch, and Roger and Patricia
Fielder, all of Altha.'
Conner, was welcomed home by his
big brother, ,Cole.
BROTHERS UNITED, INC?
Randal & Sheila Hall, Owners
10491 NW Newsome Rd. I
Clarksville, FL 32430
y'(850)674-8534 (Home) .
. V1Vrl.O W 11 ULJL. 5,j1 O .L .. JJ.lll.
on Sunday night and 7:00 p.m.
each night after.'
The church is located 5 miles
north of Clarksville on Hwy. 73.
For more information ,call
Pastor William R. Adams at 762-
* MONUMENTS* SLABS
* CEMETERY ENGRAVING
True Holiness Church of ChristWritten In Heaven
15965 SE River St. Blountstown, FL Church Ph: 850-674-8414; Home Ph: 850-674-7896
S ELDER 'E L. BRIGHAM,. PASTOR
SHeb. 12:14...Follow peace with all men, and holiness,
without which no man shall see the Lord.
SSunday School...10:30 AM
1st & 3rd Sunday Worship Services 12:00 Noon
Prayer & Bible Study Wednesday...7:00 PM
Pastoral Teaching Friday...7:00 PM
SMeanihgful Bible Study....................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship....... ......... :.... 11:00 AM.
Bible Study & Worship........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study.........6:30 PM
SPastor Tom Stallworth
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
.h lping_ people follow in the footsteps of Christ
Friendly Fundamental Family Oriented
Dr. Shawn A. Williams,
Pastor e y e 4~5 '
Sunday School...10AM Wednesday Night
Sunday Worship...11Am Bible Study............7PM
19573 NW SR 73 Clarksville, FL 850-674-5761
For information on listing
your church in this
directory, please contact
The County Record at
diverse group of people to be our
eyes and ears in the community
and to help us improve the deliv-
ery of justice," Meadows said.
Interested persons should con-
tact their local State Attorney's
Contacting the offices may be
a bit easier, beginning in
January. "One of my first acts will
be to remove the computer tele-
phone answering system," said
Meadows. "Everyone who calls.
my office will be able to speak
with a human being.'
Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines
Laban Bontrager, DMD
12761 ,NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE: (850) 643-5417
REJOICE! RENEW! REP/CH OUT!
SBlountstown United Methodist Church
A Place Where We,
S REJOICE in God's Grace, RENEW our hearts in God's Love and
REACH OUTfollowing the example ol Chrns
20500 Central Ave. West 850-674-8254
Blountstown, Florida 850-674-3144
STEVEN D. WARREN, PASTOR
St. Mary Missionary
16345 SE River Street. Blountstown, FL h P
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM
SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sunday School 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study 6:30 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM Missionette's 6:00 PM
CHURCH PHONE Royal Rangers; 6:00 PM
674-8884 www.dtapps.com/southside/ Youth Ministry 6:00 Pm
8:00am & 10:30am
19359 SR 71 North Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5747 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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