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three men survive
night on the river
by Kelli Peacock,
Three local men are feeling for-
Stunate to have sur\~'.ed a ternly-
ing night on the Apalachicola
Edwin Young, 39, of
Blountstown, decided to take his
fiberglass boat for a spin
Saturday on the big river. Casey
SCausey and Luke Kirkland, both
in their early 20s, decided to join
With the river swelling -well
Above flood stage, the trio depart-
-ed from Neal Landing in
S!Blountstown around noon and
traveled upriver near John Redd
-Landing. 'The boat stalled about
_-1:30 or 2 and the backwater
'slamired us into the trees,"
-Young tells The County Record.
"We started taking on water and
'the boat flipped It-actually float-
ed a little bit and we sat on the
S-bottom of the boat during the
by Kelli Peacock,
A local woman sustained
minor injuries when her vehicle
overturned early Friday evening.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office,- Deputy
Nick Keller responded to CR 274
East just after 6:30 p.m. where
he found a 2000 Kia upside down
in the west ditch of the road. The
driver, Carmen Hamm, ,52, of
Blountstown, was already outside
Hamm was transported to
Jackson Hospital by EMS where
she was treated for minor
Dep. Keller reports Hamm was
.traveling east when her vehicle.:
left the roadway onto the shoul-
der. She then reportedly overcor-
rected, caus.tna the car to exit the
opposite shoulder before going
into the ditch where it over-,
The accident was investigated
by the Florida Highway Patrol.
night. We were all wet and it was
freezing cold. One boy didn't even
have a shirt on."
Young says they drifted until
dusk. "We didn't know which way
to swim out." When darkness set
in, they decided to sit still and
wait until the sun came up.
Throughout the night, they
fought the urge to sleep. "We
pretty much stayed awake
because when we'd nod out, the
boat would want to go under or
flip again," says Young. "None of
us got no sleep. We had a couple
fish bump us, but I don't think
the gators were stirring, thank
When the sun came up, they
began their efforts again. "We
tried to turn the boat over and
couldn't so we decided to swim
out," says, Young.,"We wanted to
keep the sun to our back and
The three men struggled to
reach land for several hours. At
some point, Young got ahead of
Causey and Kirkland. "\Ve had all
been hollering back and forth to
each other," Young recalls. 'The
last time I hollered, .they weren't
hollering back. I just kept going -
we had to get to land."
Around 12:30 p.m., he made it'
to Titus and Carmen Overholt's
home on Leroy Overholt Road.
According to a report from the
Calhoun County Sheriffs Office,
See RIVER, page 5
Flood water has made it's way into homes on Janet Street in Blountstown. Several roads in Calhoun County have been closed due to standing water.
Flood waters are receding
by Kelli Peacock
Flood waters are receding in
Calhoun County and Emergency
Management Director Sonny
O'Bryan is praying that heavy
rains 'will steer clear of 'the
"If we were to get a pile of rain
like we did last weekend, we
could have major problems. God
forbid that happen," O'Bryan tells
The County Record. "To put every-
thing in prperspecte, we're sitting
in the same position we were in,
'98 when we had the big flood. If
you were to have a'lot of rain
upstream, we could have major
The Apalachicola River crested
at 24.5 feet Saturday afternoon -
well above the 15 foot flood stage
- and has dropped slightly since
that time. O'Bryan advises there
won't be a signilicapt dec rease in'
the fiver level until the .Corps of
Engineers cuts the water at Jim
Woodruff Dam. "He's waiting on
peak flows from the Flynt and
some more water from Lake
Walter George," O'Bryan says,
referring to his contact at the
Corps. "As soon as he sees he's
got peak flows and the pool's
alright, [he'll cut the water back]."
The Chipola River crested at
24.2 feet Sunday morning, a little
over two feet above flood stage.
On Monday, it had dropped to
23 25 feet "it's coming down. but
Marianna hasn't crested yet,"
O'Bryan noted: "We're out of dan-
ger at this time, but we don't
need any more rain."
According to:O'Bryan, three or
four homes on Janet Street in
Blountstown have water inside
them, along with mobile homes
on M.G. Holley Road and houses
in the Cypress-Park subdivision
in the southern part of the coun-
ty. One family has been relocated
See FLOOD, page-6
Store clerk alerts law;
Approximately 43 Calhoun County business leaders, elected officials, civic group members and other interested
individuals attended the half-day Florida Leadership Opportunities Workshop, or F L. O. W., March 23 to learn about
fostering economic and community development within their communities. A follow-up meeting is planned April 20.
Workshop helps set future
planning for Calhoun County
by Melissa N. Morgan,
West Fla. Electric Cooperative
A recent workshop ,, the
Calhoun County Chamber, of
Commerce sponsored and West
Florida Electric Cooperative facil-
il.ii has laid the groundwork
for :A.tr.iA gil pl.innitiin for the
Approximately -13 Call-ou n
Cr1ul1iv. business leaders, elected
'.ill'f'l'.. civic group members
and other iJi,,. r:'-.i',l individuals
attended the lt-ili-.d Florida
Leladerhip Opportunities Work-
~hI[, p or F. L. O. W,, March 23 to
learn about fostering economic
and community development
within their communities.
Gary Clark, Vice President of
Marketing and Member Services,
'WFEC; David Roberts, Economic
Northwest Florida Development
Group; John Hansen, Executive
Director, Economic Development
Association of Alabama; and Rick
Marcum, Executive Director,
Opportunity Florida, presented
modules on the economic devel-
opment process, downtown revi-
talization and tourism, communi-
ty assessment and str.al,'c.- plan-
ning. The workshop participants
.then' applied the insight tilr.y'd
gained from the modules toward
C(ILIn-Icl in a comprehensive
assessment of the t.inl'",
strengths, weaknesses, opportu-
nities and threats.
"We in Calho-ni County areL
very privileged that we could
bring this sdot of workshop to our
community with the help of our
Touchstone Energy@ co-op, West
Florida Electric," said Calhoun
County C(liumlbr of Commerce
President Vicki Montford. "This is
a time to decide where we want
our county to be headed, to envi-
sion what we want to accomplish
in the next year, two years, three
years and beyond:"
The next workshop date is
Wednesday, April 20, from 11:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST at the
Calhoun County Library,
Heritae Room. The workshop is
combined with the Chamber's
mionthl membership meeting.
Those who attended the last
workshop are asked to RSVP and
to send a representative if they
cannot attend. Others who would
like to attend are welcome.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP
to the Chamber by April 15th if
you plan to attend (674-4519, fax
674-4962, or e-mail: cccham-
firstname.lastname@example.org). A complimenta-
ry lunch is included.
by Kelli Peacock
An observant grocery store
employee likely shut down a meth
lab in the making this week when
she alerted authorities to cus-
tomers making suspicious pur-
According to the Blountstown
Police Department, they received
a tip from Harvey's Supermarket
Mlonlav afternoon just after. 3
p.m. The caller advised two white
males were buying excessive
amounts of Ephedririe cold
tablets a common ingredient in
the manufacture of methamphet-
amine. The caller advised the pair
were driving a black Toyota
Camry and provided the tag num-
Within a matter of minutes,
BPD Police Chief Glenr Kimbrel
located the vehicle turning west
onto Central Avenue. He made a
traffic stop at the intersection of
Chipola Road and spoke with the
driver Jamie Hill, 34. It was soon
learned that Hill's license was
suspended and the passenger,
Josh Patrick, 30, advised his had
also been suspended.
A computer check revealed
Patrick had active warrants out of
Pinellas County and he was taken
into custody. Deputy Chris Porter
.of the Calhoun County Sheriffs
Office arrived to assist and per-
formed a patdown search of
Patrick. He located a glass smok-
ing device used for smoking meth
in Patrick's pants pocket, along
with a small amount of what,
appeared to be meth wrapped in
aluminum foil in a pack of ciga-
rettes in his front shirt pocketi
Also on the scene was BPD
Major Rodney Smith who
received permission from Hill to
search the vehicle. Inside, he
located several boxes of
Ephedrine tablets throughout the
car. along with a pill bottle con-
taining what appeared to be
around a half gram of meth.
Both Hill and Patrick were
taken into custody and transport-
ed to the BPD for booking. After
being read their rights, they
allegedly both admitted to buying
the Ephedrine with the intent to.
manufacture meth: Hill also
reportedly admitted that the
See METH, page 5
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The County Record, APRIL 6, 2005, Page 2
Events Investigated During the Past Week by BPD and CCSD
arrested for alleged
sexual battery on wife
A Blountstown man is being held at the
Calhoun County Jail for allegedly assault-
ing his wife and forcing her to perform a
sexual act on him.
Joseph Gortt, 38, has been charged
with sexual battery and domestic battery.
According to the Calhoun County
.Sheriff's Office, Dep. Jared Nichols
respondedd to a domestic disturbance on
NW C & T Lane just before 3 a.m. March
28. Upon arrival, he spoke with Gortt's
wife who was bleeding and alleged her
husband had beaten and sexually bat-
SIn a sworn statement, the woman
alleged she had asked her husband to
leave the previous day due to marital
problems and said he agreed, packed his
bags, and left the home. However, around
2a.m., she said she awoke and heard him
kIocking on the door. She allowed him to
come inside and she went back to bed,
advising she could tell he had been drink-
ig. She said he sat on the edge of the
bed, they talked briefly,, and he asked to
g&t in bed with her. She said she told him
no and he remained calm, grabbed a pil-
low and blanket, and laid down on the
f lor at the foot of the bed.
The woman said she was almost
asleep when Gortt suddenly jumped on
top of her, pinned her to the bed and stat-
ed, "Who's in control now." She said he
ordered her to take off her clothes and,
when she said no, he allegedly stated, "If
y.bu don't, I'm going to beat you, I'm going
to hit you." The woman said she complied
and he ordered her to perform a sex act
on him as she continued to cry and tell
S At one point, the couple's one-year-old
SI would like to take this oppor-
tunity to recognize Jana Hill,
Qalhoun County Adult Education
teacher, for her dedication and
faith in my son, Travis, and his
SShe was undeterred in her
efforts to bring his dreams to life.
If not for her total dedication to
teaching students in ways that
encourage them to learn and set
higher goals for themselves, his
dreams may have gone unful-
. Also, I would like to thank sev-
e-al teachers that have been a
part of Travis' life throughout his
school years: Sandra White. Mrs.
B., Shayee Johnson. and Loraine
.': Travis was glad to be back in
I-ts hometown for spring break
gnd had a blast while he was
A proud mother
3Ftter to the Editor:
SFor the past twenty-three
fears, it has been my pleasure to
Rerve as adviser to the BHS
I-uture Business Leaders of
was awakened and the woman said Gortt
grabbed her by her hair and told her to
take the baby into another room. She said
he escorted her to the child's bedroom by
holding her hair, then pulled her back to
their bedroom by her hair. She alleged he
threw her on the bed.and made her lay on
her stomach. When she cried and began
shaking, she said he allowed her to get
dressed and use the restroom.
Inside the bathroom, the woman said
she grabbed a can of hairspray from the
sink, but Gortt spotted it and questioned
her about it. She told him she was afraid
he would hit her again. Gortt then alleged-
ly back handed his wife in the mouth,
causing her upper lip to burst due to hav-
ing a large ring on his finger. After the
woman cleaned up her face, she got back
in bed and said Gortt jumped on top of her
again, allegedly stating he was going to
do what he wanted. She said he tried to
rape her, then stated, "I love you, I don't
know why I'm doing this." He then
allegedly laid down on the floor and she
made a break, running out the back door
to a neighbor's mobile home where she
During the interview with Dep. Nichols,
he noticed the woman had a black eye
and she advised her husband had struck
her back in November and the eye would
not heal; She said she didn't report the
incident out of fear of retaliation from her
A warrant was issued for Gortt, who
had fled the scene following the alleged
assault, and he was taken into custody
Routine traffic stop
turns up marijuana,
leads to two arrests
A couple leaving a local bar ended up
America chapter. Each year, I
have accompanied students on
trips to competitions, leadership
conferences, and other meetings
that were just for fun.
Last week, I chaperoned 14
students on a trip to Orlando for
our annual State Leadership
Conference. In a group of over
3,000 students from around the
state, our students performed
with,pride. They showed, again,
what fine young people our com-
If I asked them to meet me at
8:00 a.m., dressed for a business
meeting, they were there on time
and they were dressed appropri-
ately. In the competiLions. the
business meetings, and' in the
"fun" activities, these kids
behaved themselves with digniit
and pride. In a situation where
we saw many instances of behav-
ior that was inappropriate, I was
extremely proud to say that "our"
kids were respectful of other con-
ference attendees and the other
guests in the hotel, they followed
the rules of the conference, and
they made me proud to say that
they were from Calhoun County.
Our school and community
have a great deal to be proud of.
Mar. 28: Sharlett Spring, tampering with utilities
Mar. 29: Joshua Best, grand theft; Gary Murphy, no drivers license, driving while
license suspended or revoked
Mar. 30: Julio Dominquez, no valid drivers license; James Russell Tolley,
violation of probation
Mar. 31: Martiniano Cocula Martinez, violation of county probation; Preston
Manning, sentenced from court; Albert Lee Milton, violation of county probation
Apr. 1: Joseph Martin Gortt, domestic battery, sexual battery
Apr. 2: Nathaniel Hall, driving while license suspended or revoked, violation of
state probation; Debra Scott, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis,
possession of drug paraphernalia; Sondra Parker, driving under the influence;
Feiipe Briones Mata, no valid drivers license, non resident tag exemption not
Apr. 3: Veronica Gordan, battery
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.
Ehe 0ount 'Record
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Blountstown, FL 32424
e-mail: therecord @ gtcom.net
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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.
in the Calhoun County Jail after a traffic
stop turned up drugs.
Arrested were Debra Scott, 37,
charged with possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis and drug parapherna-
lia, and Nathaniel Hall, 42, charged with
violation of state probation and driving
while license suspended or revoked.
According to the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, a deputy pulled the couple
over at the intersection of SE CR 69 and
SR 71 South around 1:45 p.m. Saturday
after noticing their car's left' rear turn sig-
nal wasn't working. The deputy soon
learned that Hall, who was driving, had a
suspended license and noted he was
classified as a habitual traffic offender
who was on felony probation.
After placing Hall under arrest, the
deputy spoke with Scott who reportedly
advised they were leaving the Cabin in
the Pines Club. She was asked to turn her
pockets inside but and the deputy noticed
her remove an Altoid can from her right
front pants pocket and allegedly try to
conceal it. Upon being questioned, she
reportedly admitted it contained marijuana
and turned it over, resulting in her arrest.
See CRIME, page 4
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The County Record, APRIL 6, 2005, Page.3
Free health checks offeredI
Marlene and Fred Blankenship
Sand John and Christine Stewart,
all of Altha are pleased to
announce the forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter Tonya
SMarlene Wakefield to David Ryan
O'Neal of Blountstown, son of
SDebbie Gordan, of Havana and
David and Linda O'Neal of
Tonya's maternal grandpar-
-ents are Cloie and the late Henry
E. Johnson of Altha. Her pater-
nal grandparents are Duvard and
Dorthy Stewart also of Altha.
Tonya is the mother of Hunter
Calling all graduates and for-
mer students of Mayhaw High
A Mavhaw- High School com-
mittee is. seedinr information for
a directory being compiled on the
school, if you ever attended
Mayhaw High School in
'Blountstown or know someone
who attended MHS, please pro-
vide details of when you graduat-
ed or attended, along with any
highlights of your life since that
time (college, career, family, etc.).
Also, any photos, from school
days at Mayhaw, along with a
Ryan's maternal grandparents
are William and the late Grace
Colvin of Havana. His paternal
grandparents are Jewel Youmans
of Quincy and the late Blucher
O'Neal of Hosford, His maternal
great-grandparents are Ernest
and Merle Lambert of Havana.
The ceremony will take place
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at
Victory Hill Church with a recep-
tion to follow in the fellowship
hall. No local invitations are
being sent, however all friends
and family are invited to attend.
current photo, are welcome.
After about a year, this infor-
mation will be published in a
Mayhaw High directory for all
graduates. former students, and
their families to enjoy for genera-
tions to come.
Please forward your informa-
tion to Mayhaw School
Committee, c/o The County
Record, P.O. Box 366,
Blountstown, FL 32424. You can
also email information to
send photos in jpeg format.
lifestyle changes, such as eating
a healthier diet, getting more
physical activity, removing- haz-
ards, in the home that can lead to
falls, and getting immunized.
Screenings can protect the
health of older adults and chil-
dren. Many conditions are treat-
able if diagnosed early. Even
though Medicare covers a wide
range of preventive screenings for
cancer, high blood pressure and
osteoporosis, among other condi-
tions, only one in three older
adults is getting all recommended
Older adults who already have
chronic conditions can plan to
stay healthy by working with
their doctor to create an action
plan for managing their condition
and carefully following the treat-
ment regimen their doctor pre-
Folklife Days planned
this week at Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement will host "Panhandle
Folklife Days" from April 7- 9
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CT)
on the grounds of the settlement.
Calhoun County is distinctly
rich in rural tradition and her-
itage that are maintained by local
residents. Demonstrations relat-
ing to home life include biscuits
cooked in a wood stove, quilting,
knitting and crocheting.
Demonstrations relating to life on
the farm include: beekeeping,
blacksmithing, wood carving,
chip wood carving, butter churn-
ing, cracklin's frying, cornshuck
doll making. There will also be
musicians, singers, and Dulcimer
While enjoying the old time
demonstrations tour the log cab-
ins, general store/post office,
Frink Gym, jail, school, church
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a living museum
documenting rural life in NW
Florida since the early 1800's. It
is located in Sam Atkins Park,
to wed Apr. 16
It's with joy that, we,. Tina
Walden and Shane Tharpe, will
be exchanging vows on Saturday,
April 16, 2005, beginning at 6:00
pm, EST. at the Veteran's
Memorial Civic Center located on
Hwy 12, North and Theo Jacobs
Way in Bristol. The reception will
immediately follow the ceremony.
All family and friends are invited
about 1 mile west of the intersec-
tion of Hwy. 71 and Hwy. 20.
Follow Route 20 West out of
Blountstown. Look for signs for
Sam Atkins Park. For more infor-
mation call 850-674-2777 or e-
City of Wewa
of bottled water
The City of Wewahitchka is out
of drinking water due to recent
flooding. 'This condition is
expected to last up to, and per-
haps longer than 2 weeks. The
American Red Cross is issuing an
appeal to the public for bottled
water for the residents. Please
make donations to the American
Red Cross at 430 E. 15th St. in
Panama City between 8 a.m. and
4 p.m. or take water directly to
the Community Center in
For questions please call the
American Red Cross (850) 763-
"Enjoying more health years is
within everyone's reach; if you
follow the three Ps. By taking a
free health risk assessment,
everyone will be able to identify
small changes to make that will
have a real impact on their
health," said Susan Chafin. "In
addition we'll be offering on-the-
spot tests for high blood pres-
sure, height, and weight."
For additional information on
the health risk assessments anrd
screenings, please contact Susan
Chafin' at 674-5645.,
For tips on living strong,
longer, visit the National Public
Health Week Website at
During National Public Health
Week, the Calhoun County
Health Department will offer free
health risk assessments and
screenings to children and adults
living in Calhoun County on
Thursday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. in the Calhoun
County Health Department
Conference Room. Healthy
snacks will be available for every-
one who participates.
"National Public Health Week
2005 is about empowering
Americans to live strong, longer,"
said Susan Chafin. "Many are
missing opportunities to get the
-most of life, so we encourage res-
idents of Calhoun County to fol-
low the three Ps Prevent,
Protect, and Plan."
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be prevented by making simple
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CaCI reaches out after tornado
- Calhoun Correctional Institution (CaCI) staff members are known for reaching out to the community and last week
,hey had the chance to help one of their own. After learning that CaCI Correctional Officer Gailen Locke's home had
peen severely damaged in the Mar. 26 tornado, several CaCI employees were on the scene to lend a hand. "We
found out she had no electricity and no water," says CaCI Warden Jeffrey Wainwright. CaCI employees helped clear
some of the rubble from the storm damage. He reports several friends and Locke's church family assisted in getting
a camper for the family to live in until their home is repaired and CaCI staff members helped set it up for them.
Wainwright extends his appreciation to Harvey's grocery store in Blountstown for donating water and drinks, along
With Subway in Blountstown for providing sandwiches and ice.
Mayhaw Festival planned
April 14-16 in Colquitt, GA
The 22nd annual National
Mayhaw Festival to be held in
Colquitt on April 14-16 promises
to be a gala celebration.
The Mayhaw Classic Golf
Tournament will be held at
Crooked Oak Golf Course on
Thursday, April 14. Friday the
15th features a Bake Sale and
Bar-B-Que beginning at 10:00
a.m. on the Square. A Blue Grass
Concert featuring the "East Wind
Blue Grass Band" will begin at
7:00 pm. Saturday will feature a
parade through downtown begin-
ning at 10:00 am.
The Festival will be held at
SPRING CREEK PARK and fea-
tures entertainment including
jazz, pop, blues, and country.
Local and regional talented danc-
ing 0r'iup- .,.-ill al'o be perf: rm-
ing T Ar. ril-t- C,,ll,',i- l-,!,i -
vendors will present their wares
and of course, MAYHAW JELLY,
"the best jelly in the world" will be
in, abundant supply. Plan to
lunch or snack with our many
Sp, i cal aittrr. t- in'ii for children
and displays appealing to all ages
will be shown. Georgia's Folk Life
Play, "Swamp Gravy" will perform
"At The Depot", Thursday, Friday
and Saturday evenings and for a
Sunday matinee in Cotton Hall, a
renovated warehouse trans-
formed into a rustic, multi-stage
theatrical setting. Festival events
-also include a 30, 50 and 100
mile bike ride to be held on
Saturday, April 2.
While in Colquitt, experience
Miller County hospitality, attrac-
tions and southern cuisine.
Seven "Millennium Murals" by
professional artists have now
been completed depicting scenes
of rural Georgia. A "must see" is
the ele-antl,, restored T.irrer inn
v.inn-r o! I he p I restg,,,lii- Georgia
Trust Award for Historic
Preservation. The Museum of
Southern Cultures, the Town
-Square (listed on the National
Register), the Veterans Park,
Crooked Oak Golf Club of
Colquitt, and many other unique
shopping venues that will provide
captivating, eye-popping excur-
The 22nd National Mayhaw
Festival, April 15th and 16th has
attractions for all. Mark your cal-
endars for the experience of a life-
time. For more information, call
for summer set
The University of West Florida
will hold Summer registration for
students, April 21 and 22.
SRegistration will be held in the
University' Center at Chipola
Office on Fifth Avenue in
For information, call Martha
Burke at 850-718-2361.
Jackson Co. seniors
planning trips to
The Jackson County Seniors
has planned the following tours:
April 16-21 will be: Branson,
MO. the Ozark Mountains, five
shows and much more..
October 21 November 4:
Exploring London, England, ire-
land, Scotland and Wales, 15
days, all transportation fur-
nished, 22 meals, London
Stonehenge, Bath, Cardiff,
Waterford Crystal, Blarney
Castle, Killarney, Dublin, Wales,
Lake District, Edinburgh, York, &
For more information call
Merita Stanley at 850-482-4799
or stop by 4469 Clinton St. to get
Scott and Hall were booked into the
Calhoun County Jail. Scott was given a.
conditional release later that day. Hall
remained in custody at press time.
Altha woman jailed
for tampering with
city water utilities
An Altha woman was arrested last
week for allegedly turning her water back
on after city officials had disconnected it.
Sharlett Spring, 24, has been charged
with tampering with utilities.
According to Altha Police Chief Jimmy
Baggett, Spring's. water account with the
Town of Altha was four months past due
when Public Works Director Wayne Gable
disconnected the water March 21 for non-
payment. A week later, Chief Baggett
received an anonymous tip that Spring's
had turned her water back on.
Chief Baggett went to Spring's home
on NW Oak Street and turned a spigot on
in the yard. When water appeared, he
questioned Spring who reportedly admit-
ted to going to the meter and,reconnect-
ing the water.
As Chief Baggett placed her under
arrest, her husband reportedly came up
and said he'd pay the bill. Chief Baggett
advised that she was still being charged
for tampering with utilities.
Spring was booked into the Calhoun
County Jail and given a conditional
release the following day. As of Monday,
Chief Baggett says the Spring account
remains unpaid with a $92.29 balance.
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April 14, 2005, we will no longer be in business.
It has been our pleasure to serve this
community and we sincerely appreciate the
support we have received over the years.
Halley's was opened in 1946 by John Marvin
Halley. Sr., and was the first service station in
town. In 1962, John Marvin became ill and
Johnny and Sybil kept the business up and
running. Mike and Lori took over in 1989, and
worked side by side with Johnny and Sybil until
Johnny's passing in 2004.
We have enjoyed having a front-row seat on the
growth of our community, however, as our
community has changed so has our business.
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our customers who have been such a big part
of our lives for so many years.
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Vehicles collide on North Main Street
- A two-car collision in Blountstown Friday sent one man to the hospital with minor injuries. According to the
Blountstown Police Department, Kasey Leanne Mercer, 17, of Greensboro was behind the wheel of a 1994 Buick
around 1:40 p.m., traveling south on North Main Street. Mercer reportedly made a left turn onto Railroad Avenue,
pulling into the path of a 2000 Ford driven by Tony Barker Layne, 23, of Tallahassee, who was northbound. The pair
collided, causing an estimated $2500 in damages to both vehicles. Layne was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital with
minor injuries. Mercer, who was not injured, was charged with failing to yield. The accident was investigated by Cpl.
Former Hawk Power
owner arrested for theft Fri I ii
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The Florida Peanut Producers
Association is pleased to
announce the opening of their
2005 Scholarship .Award
Program, effective April 1, 2005.
Two $1,200 scholarships will
be awarded to deserving high
school seniors and/or college
students. The winners must be
the son or daughter of an actively
producing peanut grower, not
necessarily a member of the
FPPA. It is the intent of the
Scholarship Award Committee,
however, that the award recipi-
ents attend a Florida junior col-
lege or four-year university.
'The FPPA welcomes all appli-
cants. The final selection will be
made by the committee and all
applicants will be notified by
mail, as will the scholarship win-
ners," said Barton.
For an application contact the
FPPA office at 2741 Penn Ave.,
Suite 1, Marianna, FL 32448 or
call (850) 526-2590.
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by Kelli Peacock
SAn offshore powerboat racer
arrested for fraud last year is now
-racing additional charges of grand
i Todd Ray Cimmino, 41, who
previously owned Hawk Power, a
pulti-million dollar manufactur-
:ng business he moved to
:lountstown from South Florida
three years ago, was arrested
According to Inv. Ken Futch of
Z^he Calhoun County Sheriffs
officee, a Tennessee man enlisted
Cimmino's company back in
-'larch 2003 to put two new
nines in his 43 foot Black
underr boat. The job was even-
ually completed by summer,
however, the customer reported
-some problems and,the boat was
S-eturned for additional work in
"Once the boat was there, the
-ngine-s were removed and it was
:.-t that point the case changed
From a civil agreement into what
Swe consider a criminal investiga-
tion based on some parts being
removed from the engine and
used to satisfy a third party -
another deal altogether," Inv.
Futch tells The County Record.
By February 2004, Hawk
Power had essentially ceased
operation and the Tennessee
man's boat reportedly sat there in
the same condition in which it
had arrived, but allegedly minus
a few parts. 'These were obvious-
ly things the man had paid for
and were part of the engine
itself," says Inv. Futch.
Due to the value of the. parts
on a high performance engine,
the theft is considered a felony.
Cimmino was arrested last
Wednesday and given a condi-
tional release from the Calhoun
County Jail the same day. He is
currently awaiting. trial after
being arrested a year ago and
charged under the Florida
Communications Fraud Act.
Authorities allege he accepted
close to $27,000 from a customer
to restore a boat, then misrepre-
sented work done on the vessel.
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Deputy Bliss Moreau arrived at
the Overholt home and sum-
moned the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission, along with
Calhoun County Search and
Rescue. At the Overholts, he
found. Young, slightly blue in
color and shaking uncontrollably,
being treated by an EMS team.
Meanwhile, Titus Overholt had
taken his jet ski on the river and
located Causey and Kirkland
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home. He loaded them on the jet
ski and brought them to his
house where they were taken by
ambulance to Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital for treatment.
"We was just so cold and swam
so far we were on our last
breath," Young reports. "If we
hadn't have found land when we
did, we probably wouldn't have
made it. We all had hypothermia
and they put all of us on IVs and
warmed us up. Casey had to stay
in the hospital until the next
After their night of terror,
Young has some words of wisdom
for others. "Don't be joyriding on
the river while she's up," he
stresses. "It was a life and death
situation. I won't never go again
when it's like that, but I never
expected nothing like that to hap-
meth in the pill bottle was his,
but alleged Patrick had made it.
The pair were charged with
possession of drug paraphernalia
and Hill was charged with pos-
session of a controlled substance.
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Classic planned April 8
The community is invited to
participate in Covenant Hospice's
Annual Golf Classic and Great
Golf Ball Drop to be held at
Indian Springs Golf and Country
Club in Marianna on April 8. So
take the day off and come out
and play for a worthy cause.
Registration and lunch begin at
noon, with a shotgun start at 1
Individuals can play in the
tournament for $60 per person or
$240 per foursome, which
includes green fees, golf cart,
range balls, lunch from Subway,
and a scrumptious fish fry din-
ner. Golfers will have the oppor-
tunity to win several prizes such
as a 1.5 carat diamond from
Smith and Smith jewelers and a
22-horse power Poulan Pro riding
lawn mower from Western Auto.
Even if you're not a golfer, you
can still help Covenant Hospice
by purchasing chances to win in
SAbove: Rising waters may have kept him out of the boat, but not away
from the river! Robert Clark propped up a ive gallon bucket and waited for a
bite at Neal Landing in Blountstown Thursday. At right: The Apalachicola
River is s:a-:..'g to drop s!ig, after cresting at 24.5 feet Saturday. Officials
are hoping heavy rain won't impact our area anytime soon. It was slightly
above 23 feet when this picture was taken Friday.
to a motel by the American Red
Cross. O'Bryan says the situation
could have been much worse if a
number of local residents hadn't
taken advantage of a FEMA pro-
gram offered a few years back
after a major flood. The program
allowed homeowners to sell their
houses to the government and
move out of areas prone to flood-
ing. Others had their homes
raised several feet off the ground
to protect them from future flood-
Several roads were -under
water at press time and O'Bryan
says the following have been
closed: Lamb Eddy Road, Land
Store Road, Ocheesee Landing
Road, M.G. Holley Road, John
Redd Road East, Parrish Lake
Road East, Don O'Bryan Road,
Overholt Road off Mason Road,
B.H. Stone Road, Jody Fields
Road at Fox Creek, and Lee Farm
Road at Stafford Creek.
For more information on road
closures and flooding. contact the
Emergency Management Office at
Calhoun CI Employees
Club tournament set'
for Saturday, April 9
The Calhoun C.I. Employees
Club will be hosting a Men's
Softball Tournament on April 9th
at Sam Atkins 'Park in
Blountstown. ASA Rules will
apply. The format will be 3-6 low
bid. Entry fee is $200 and teams
will furnish their own 47 core
balls. For more information,
please. contact Chris O'Bryan or
Nichole Mathev. at 237-i,509
the Great Golf Ball Drop. A heli-
.copter will drop one thousand
numbered golf balls onto the
putting green following the tour-
nament. The participant, whose
numbered ball goes into the hole!
wins $1,000 cash prize. You do'
not need to be present to win)
Golf ball chances are $5 each or
five for $20.
All proceeds will benefits
Covenant Hospice, a non-profit,
organization dedicated to caring
for patients with life-limiting ill-'
nesses and their families.
If you'd like to play in the tour-'
nament, donate hole prizes or
purchase chances to win in the
Great Golf Ball Drop, call (850)t
482-8520 or toll-free 888-817-r
2191. Player space is limited, sd
please register early.
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Saturday, April 9
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
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Southern Gospel music
by Fresh Anointing, of Andalusia, Ala.
Registration gifts Prize drawings
Complimentary light lunch
Trustee elections results ... and more!
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'New head football coach, athletic director at Wewa
Jordan leaves BHS
Sby Kelli Peacock
Blountstown is minus a head
baseball coach and defensive
.j coordinator for the Tiger football
team after Greg Jordan accepted
an offer from Wewa High School.
Monday was Jordan's first day
in Gator Country where he's serv-
ing as, head football coach and
athletic, director. "It happened in
a hurry," he tells The County
Record. 'They had like 64 appli-
cants, then they called me and
said I'd made the interview. Four
of us were at interviews and, after
that process got over with, the
superintendent called me for an
interview with him. That was the
Monday of Spring Break and he
called' and offered me the job that
S Jordan has been working in
the Calhoun County school sys-
tem for most of the past decade,
serving at Altha High School,
Blountstown Middle School, and
then Blountstown High, his alma
hater. "I went to high school
There and played there and come
back and have coached there for
eight years in football and seven
in baseball that's all I've
known," Jordan remarks. "It's
going to be different for me not
Splaying at .Bowles Field every
Friday night, but it's a new
L opportunity for me and I'm excit-
ed to be down here building a
program like we did at
During his first week on the
-job, Jordan has already set some
-clear goals. "We've got to get the
Skids to make a commitment to
-the weight room down here.
JThat's where we're going to start,"
he says, adding, "I'll be the third
head coach for these seniors in
four years. They've been missing
stability 'and discipline and I
Think I can provide them and
we'll see if we can win.",
Wexwaa High School recently
completed construction on a new
5000 square foot fieldhouse,
Dressing area and weight room.
Greg Jordan has left BHS to accept the head football coach post at Wewa.
'The timing was really good,"
says Jordan. 'They've made a
commitment to winning and I
want to be a part of it."
Over the summer, Coach
Jordan will be moving his wife,
Amy, and their two young sons to
Wewa. Amy is currently teaching
in the Calhoun County school
system and they are seeking
employment for her in Gulf
County. "One of the things impor-
tant to them is that the head foot-
ball coach be a part of the conm-
munity," Jordan explains.
The Jordan family will certain-
ly-be missed in Calhoun County
and Coach Bobby Johns will def-
initely feel Coach Jordan's
absence in the Tiger football pro-
"He's been a vital part of what
we've been doing the last four
years and a lot of last year's suc-
cess was due to the job he did on
defense," Coach Johns points
out. "He's really become a fine
football coach and we're going to
miss him. We will have a hard
time finding anybody to take his
place. More than anything else,
he's become a great friend. I hate
to see him go, but I'm extremely
proud of him. It's a great, oppor-
tunity for him. We lose a great'
coach and I lose a great friend,
but, luckily, he's not that far
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Kez McCorvey, receiver with the
1993 National Championship
Team; and Gene Deckerhoff,
"Voice of the Seminoles" on the
links for a great, afternoon to
again raise scholarship funds for
local FSU students. Last year's
tournament awarded (4) FSU stu-
dents money towards their edu-
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shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. for the
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Conservation Commission (FWC)
has launched a new toll-free tele-
phone number to report nuisance
alligators. That number is 1-866-
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primary telephone number for,
alligator complaints. available to
customers around the clock.
SAlligators have shared marsh-
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humans for many centuries in
the southeastern United States
and are found in all of Florida's
67 .counties.' There have been
increased interactions between
alligators and humans as more
and more people .are seeking
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because of race, color, national origin, religion, age,
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..The County Record, APRIL 6, 2005, Page 8
. Principal Harriet Peacock is
pleased to announce the Altha
School honor roll for the third
nine weeks as follows:
A Honor Roll
1st grade Johnny Aaron,
Aubree Bay, Cassie Branton,
Kaitlyn George, Blaire Hall,
Machaela Horton, Damon Maki,
Alyssa McCardle, Sawyer
O'Bryan, Samantha Potter,
Lyhanna Schuler, Hayden White,
and Jay Yon.
S2nd grade Morgan Allen,
Alex Aultman, Elizabeth Bailey,
Brooke Boggs, Nicholas Ellis,
Jenny Moore. Hannah Register,
Christopher Sale, Breanna
Walker, and Hannah Warner.
3rd grade Seth Alderman,
Stephanie Branton, Ethan
Peacock, Porter Smith, Becky
Williams, and Brianna Yon.
4th grade Ariel Folsom,
Madelynn Lytle, Kaylee McCalvin,
Matthew McCalvin. and Zack
Principal Mike Johnson is
?pleased to announce the
:iBlountstown Middle School
.Honor Roll for the third nine
5;weeks as follows:
6th Shayn Baggett, Junicia
SBaker, Tasheana Brown, Morgan
S Davis, Eric Jones, Jahnice Jones,
SLevan Khlordava, Kristen
Peacock, Travis Pittman, and
"7th Ashley Adams, Tarak
Amin, Jessica Collier, Stafford
Dawson, Kayla Shuler, Alison
Slongo, and Laura Stoltzfus.
8th Marlee Sherrod and
SAll A's and B's
S 6th Brandon Alford, Cherie
iBagleti. Taylor Brantley-Curl,
Gabriel Dawson, Montoya
,,Garrett, Caroline Johnson, Ivy
'Martin. Stephanie Martin,
Savyer Maxwell, Paul Mosley,
'lac\ Richards, Cameron Smith,
i nd Karis Smith.
S 7th Sonya Alday, Vilginia
S B3kcrr. Aaron Daniels, Robert
Deason. Kelby Durham, Hira
.Farooqi, Erin Fowler, Michael
-Gib-on. Brittany Griffin, Rachael
King, John McDaniel, Holland
-fFhornton, Blake Tolley, Maria
Trejo. and Jacob Wainwright.
S8th Joy Armitage, Samantha
Bailev. Shirane Baker, Haley
Bozeman. Casey Brown, Ryan
Fr e. Amy Hall, Jimmy Jackson,
-Demarco Johnson, Jared King,
Hailey Moravek, Andrea. Nunn,
Jasmine Simmons, Valerie
.States. Kimberley Taylor, Ashley
Van Lierop, Autumn Veazey, arid
names honor roll
5th grade Mitchell Hall, Ariel
Robinson, and Kim Wiltse.
6th grade Raven Griffin and
7th grade Brett Floyd.
8th grade Caitlyn Bruner
and Cherie Hires.
9th grade Joshua McIntosh
and Meagan Wiltse.
10th grade Ashton Lee,
Matthew Maxwell, Bradley Wells,
and Ryan Wells.
11th grade Tiffany Betts and
12th grade Lacy Adkins,
Alicia McClellan, Skylar Shelton,
Kim Swindle, and Jordan
A/B Honor Roll
1st grade Dallas Clemmons,
Katie Cox, Cody Finuff, Tesya
Griffis, Skyler Keel, Daniel
Kirkland, Hailey Mathers, Enrico
McCalvin, Jesse Mills, Alyssa
Moore, Cassie Pardi, Dylan
Smith, Jasmine Varnum, Dustin
Willis, Taryn Yand, and Frank
2nd grade Ashlyn Barfield,
Cody Barfield, Makaila Barton,
Stacy Bramblett, Hunter Chason,
Summer Farris, Ryan Fielder,
Neel Hampton, Marisa Marshall,
Nolan Musgrove, Rebekah
Newsome, Hunter Paterson,
Claire Price, Cody Reagan, Mary
Sewell, and Zachary Stewart.
3rd grade Hunter Baggett,
Bret Bozeman, Hannah Davis,
Kyler Dew, Deana Griswold,
Gaige Hansford, Kamron Harris,
P.J. Iler, Mackenzie May, Michael
Mullaney, Madison Rowe, Quade
Vickery, Destiny Watts, Trace
Williams, and Brina Yand.
4th grade Rachelle Basquez,
Lesley Clemons, Jordan Hatcher,
Kelsey Rehberg, Harley Smith,
Albert Varnum, Justin Waldroff,
and Christa White.
5th grade Charity Bremer,
Shayla Chason, Wesley Chevillot,
Caleb Chew, Autumn Cook, Alicia
Griffin, Brook Hunt, Tyler
McClellan, and Anthony Young.
6th grade Sierra Chason,
Brittney Lytle, Ellen Powell, Ricky
Suggs, and Katelyn Williams.
7th grade Kara Bremer,
Kaylan Beauchamp, Emily
Brooks, Blake Chason, Cessna
Folsom, Kourtney Grice, Jason
Grimes, Mandy. Heiting, Zachary
Segers, and Rebekah Wiltse.
8th grade Jacob Edenfield,
Joshua Edenfield, Tony Golden,
David Griswold, Corey Johnson,
and Joshua Vanzant.
9th grade Justin Branton,
Noah Byler, Gary Chew,
Samantha Dehn, Nic
Hauversburk, Keith Kirkpatrick,
Tory Lipford, Crista Miller,
Heather Musgrove, Tad Scott,
Taylor Shelton, Zach Tatum,
Candy Varnum, and Joshtia
10th grade John Alday,. Seth
Alday, Kristina Bailey, Ashley
Barlow, Zachary Bishop, Nikki
DeBolt, Jason Holland,
Christianna Le, Corey McAlpin,
Jamie McCalvin, Brian Oswalt,
John Mark Peacock, Kaitlyn
Penney, Shawna Ross, Zach
Scott, and. Kathryn Williams.
11th grade Everett Baggett,.
Jantzen Bailey, Jennifer Dehn,
Brandon Dysard, Alisa Gainey,
Kathryn Nichols, Sarah Shelton,
and Jeremy Watford.
S12th grade Kevin Barton,
Julie Barton, Courtney Bremer,
Katie Brown, Holly Byler, Justin
Byler, Carla Chafin, Joshua
Clemons, Shannon Grice, Megan
Hansford, Rex Hansford, T.J.
Lewis, Thomas Lipford, Brittany
Majeske, Alisha Perdue, and Sky
I Malinsill Spedwa
Through April 3, 2005
2005 Nextel Cup
1) Jimmie Johnson
2) Greg Biffle
3) Tony Stewart
4) Carl Edwards
5) Elliott Sadler
6) Kevin Harvick
7) Kurt Busch
8) Dale Jarrett
9) Rusty Wallace
10) Mark Martin
Cheerleading try-outs will be
held April 18th-22nd. Any 6th or
7th grade girl planning to try-out
must have a physical, proof of
insurance, and four teacher sur-
veys turned in to Ms. Marchant
by Friday, April 15. Practices
missed to obtain physical will
not be excused.
To qualify for try-outs, a stu-
dent must have at least a 2.0
GPA. No more than 2 N's in con-
duct. Girls will be judged on
cheers. (individual and .group),
enthusiasm, jumps, grades, and
character surveys completed by
teachers. Girls who try-out must
attend all.practices to qualify. If
you have any questions, contact
Mrs. Marchant at 674-8234.
Vidalia Onion Sale
Students will be contacting
parents and neighbors to buy the
genuine, delicious Vidalia onions
being sold by BMS. Ten pound
bags of sweet onions can be pur-
clhased for 1S0 frrom any. BMS
student and 'Cil be'diliered..~l ter
ini thie spng Studrl-ii. ha\'?Rhe
opportunity to earn cash incen-
tives and a pizza party through
high sales. This an annual
fundraiser for the school. All
profits are used to enhance stu-
4/11 Character Breakfast;
4/14 SAC Meeting @ 3:00
4/15 Honor Society
4/18-22 Cheerleading Try-
4/22 6th Grade Orientation
Location: Martinsville, Va.
Banking/Turns: 12 degrees
Distance: 0.526 miles
Last Year's Winner: Rusty Wallace
Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman 97.043 mph in 2004
Race Record: Jeff Gordon 82.223 mph in 1996
Race Time: 12:30 pm ET, April.10th
Martinsville Speedway's 2005 season is
the track's 58th year of operation and is its
57th year as a NASCAR-sanctioned facili-
'ty. The first race was run on. September 7,
1947 and Robert "Red" Bryon won $500
out of a $2,000 purse. NASCAR was
formed in 1948 and Martinsville Speedway ran its first
NASCAR race on July 4th of that year. At slightly more than
half a mile, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Circuit but it has 800-foot straights,
turns banked at only 12 degrees and has been called "two
drag strips with a turnaround on each end." The demanding
layout consistently produces some of the wildest fender scrub-
bing, push and shove racing on the tour.
1) Carl Edwards
2) Reed Sorenson
3) Clint Bowyer
4) Martin Truex Jr.
5) Ashton Lewis
6) Kenny Wallace
7) Kevin Harvick
8) Danny Hamlin
9) David Stremme
10) Shane Hmiel
Rusty Wallace finished in what
place in his Winston Cup debut?
086 ui euelllV te pu (e : -suv
', orn -ril 30, 1975
*'-i S.:, Combos
,, ,Cr.-,-, brief: Todd Parrott
Bom and raised in Emporia, Virginia, Sadler cut his
teeth in racing on the short tracks of Virginia and the
Carolinas. He started out racing .go-karts at the
young age of seven then moved upto the Late Model
Stock car division. Sadler moved to the Winston
Racing Series at the age of 18 and ran his first full
season in 1993. Victory came quick.as he notched
his first win that same year. In 2004, Sadler proved
al himself to car owner Robert Yates as he scored two
wins and battled for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series championships part of the inaugural Chase
for the Championship. Additionally, Sadler was one of
only four drivers to stay in the top-10 in the point
standings the entire season before finishing a career-
best ninth place in the final point standings.
3 career victories
2004: Finished ninth in points
2004: Won at Texas and Fontana
2003: Finished 22nd in points
2001: Won Food City 500 at Bristol
What is drafting?
When a car drives through air.it leaves a
gap behind it. Drafting is when another car
is driving in this gap and doesn't have as
much air resistance pushing on it's nose
and can then travel faster or use less fuel to
travel the same speed. This effect can be
noticed at speeds as low as 70,mph but the
effect increases with speed.
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Kevin Harvick 13 1 Chevrolet GM Goodwrench .185/5 Food City 500 at Bristol Mot;c, .i+e,,, it -i: Hii-.;i,'i
Elliott Sadler 1 2 Ford M&M's 175/5 first victory,since he won at .1~;,in,:.h i,' -ugt .u; 00L 11r
Tony Stewart 11 3 Chevrolet The Home Depot 165/0 -also helped his team to re,-.-e Ir,.cr,'l.c. il,'Tom r.T,,
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 19 4 Chevrolet Budweiser 160/0 embarrassing March 13 cheating scandal. Harvick took the
Dale Jarrelt 21 5 Ford UPS 155/0 lead with 66 laps to go and easily t-.- ai El I..:. 3, .ei. r. :,- 1.
Jimmie Johnson 14 6 Chevrolet Lowe's 155/5 started in the pole position. r -r.:. .- a -:ippel I,.i' jamn.,,
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Kyle Petty 37 8 Dodge Georgia-Pacific/Brawny 142/0 slammed into the back of Ken Schrader, causing a 14-car
Greg Biffle 10 9 Ford- Charter Communications ,143/5 pileup. In the end, it was a race where barely a dozen cars
Scott Riggs .28 10 Chevrolet Valvoline 134/0 had survived all 500 laps without running into an accident
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'Third nine weeks
SPrincipal Vicki Davis is pleased
*to announce the honor roll at
'lountsto\\-n Elementary School.
'A' Honor Roll
SSecond grade: Monifa Baker,
'Katel.-n Bozeman, Drew Bryant,
.Tyler Hill. Jaimin Martinez,
.Temperance. Thomas, Nathan
plark Cassidy Gurliaccio, Chloey
'IcLeod. Nacy Woodard, Olivia
-Atkjns. Zach Bryant, Savannah
-LIi'. Sarah Smithsori, Jared
jVainwright. Anthony Wyrick,
d'ordan WVillis, Jacey Strong,
-Shelbv Mlurphy, Callie Melvin,
Pcayla Johnson, Daniel
;Brauwerman, Thomas Howell,
"Carly Richards, Walker Strawn,
SThird grade: Blayne Cherry,
knrthony ;Jones, Jessi
MVlcClendon, Jesse Huff, Hunter
tJordan, Stafan Jordan, Calen,
.Masai, Andrew Bennett, Jayla
;righam, Khirsten White, Austin
:Russell, Tyler Wertenberger.
SFourth grade: Taylor Mauck,
,Caleb Mills, William Nowling,
:Brandon Purvis, Chelsey Weiler,
'Jake Brown, Kayla Campbell,
Chesten Goodman, Nesha Ivory,
Hayden Jeppson, Clydesheia
.McKinzie, Olivia Packer, Karah
,Beaver, Brittany Bridges, Casey
Johnson, Amanda Long, Ally
Fifth grade: Megan Brown,
Charles Hill, Devin Strong, Saad
Farooqi, Matthew Warren, Wesley
Vickery, Kelsey Bontrager, Brett
Digsby, Devin Harrigill, Will'
Rogers, Montana Shanks, Trent
:Smith, Caitlyn Stewart.
'A/B' Honor Roll
Second grade: Sarah Cook,
Donayan Ebersole, Malac
Johnson, Cody Keller, Katelin
ILocklar, Colby Mullins, Jacob
'Segers. Hunter Bailey, Lecia
,Baker, Christopher Brown, Ridge
*Dietz, Marian Hansford, Fabian
ll at BES
Solomon, Norma Vidal, Ayanna
Black, Lonnie Lynn, Nelson
McCurdy, Alyssa Sims, Blaise
Thaw, Taylor Vincent, Morgan
Robinson, Ryan Hanvey, D.J.
Green, Elecia Ethridge, Allie
Dawsey; Octavia Engram,
Tiekeyrea Godwin, Shelby Tolley,
Third grade: Emilee Goodwin,
Breanna Jerkins, Mia Lockhart,
A.J. Palmberg, Kent Rogers,
Monazia Smith, Alexis Speights,
Brittany Graham, .Mallory
Harrigill, C.J. Hiers, Bryan
Summerlin, Jay. Williams,
Michelle Young, Javakiel
Brigham, Candi Bryant, Justin
Earnest, Jonathan O'Bryan,
Aaron Boyd, Ased Farooqi,
Michael Holt, Dajza Marlow,
Fourth grade: Kenya Baker,
Elijah Boyd, Daniel Coburn,
Davina Fountain, Justin
Goodman, Kayla Godwin, Bobbie
Hammond, Marysa Lee, Bradley
Long, Marisa Melvin, Drake
Miles, Reagine Simmons,
Marquice Smith, Brittany Bailey,
Alexis Butler, Marquell Comer,
Emily Hester, Michael Hughes,
Saige Kent, Patrick Melvin, Sarah
Quyas, Skylar Reddick, Devan
Roulhac, Hunter Holley, Caroline
Tomlinson, Janika Young,
Michael Owens, Chase Curl,
DeBarus Colvin, Alanna Daniels,
Stedman Dawson, Eric Glass,
Jordan Griffin, Chance Harris,
Ebony Jackson, Hope Jerkins,
Chelsea Murphy, Ashley
Oxendine, Laura Ridley, Shelby
Strawn, Kaleb Wells.
Fifth grade: Eddie Bailey,
Tiffany Granger, Jesse Griffin,
Jetta Jackson, Rafay Naeem,
Brittany Norris, Chad Andrews,
See BES, page 14
Trom One 'N'urse to Another
S T'fank you or allofyour
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the state oards.
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'From: TIompson, R.
latest honor roll
rom Blountstown Middle Ellen Williams.
2005 Busch Grand Nationa
I Standings I
The County Record, APRIL 6, 2005, Page 9
BHS places 2nd at Brain Bowl
A team of five from Blountstown High School placed second in the First Annual Chipola Brain Bowl held Friday
on the Chipola College campus in Marianna. Pictured (from left) are team sponsor, Mr. Scott Bontrager, and teard
members, Adan Harpool, Nic Stoltzfus, Valerie Jones, treyson Sanders, and Trevor O'Bryan. "
1 '- 'A
Four BHS students brought back trophies from the Future Business Leaders of America state leadership confer-
ence held last week in Orlando. Winners include (from left) Adam Harpool (2nd place, Visual Basic Programming),
Michael Graham (5th place, Computer Concepts), Megan Shiver and Kristina Bailey (3rd place team in Desktop
Blountstown High FBLA
wins awards at state event
from Blountstown High School
The Florida Chapter of Future
Business Leaders of America
:FBLA) held its .annual State
SLeadership Conference on March
S-28-31, at the.Peabody Hotel in'
iOrlando. There were over 3000
students from all around the
state in attendance.
Blountstown High School had
S14 students who qualified at the
district level to attend this confer-
ence. Students were involved in
competitionss and other leader-
;hip activities as follows: Kristina
Bailey (Desktop Publishing), Clint
Capps (Business Mathematics),
Maegan Davis (Voting Delegate),
SSamantha Di-i'gins (Word
Processing I), ."il i'ii H-i r:.:'l
-(Vsuail Basic Programminig)..
Michael Graham (Computer
Concepts). .Hannah Johnson
William Leonard (Public Speaking
I), Nick Myers (Business
Mathematics), 'Glenda Pierce
(Business Procedures), T.J.
Rogers (Visual Basic
Programming), Megan Shiver
(Desktop Publishing), Treyson
Sanders (Computer Applications),
and Tabinda Syed (Word
Our members compete against
students from all high schools.
'We are not divided into classifica-
tions based on the size of the
school. These are very difficult
competitions and it is a great
honor to represent our school
and district at this level of test-
Sturl.,-l.ill from BHS who v-ere
recognized at the awards pro-
gram are: Michael Graham (5th
place in Computer ,Concepts),
Kristina Bailey and Megan Shiver
(3rd place team in Desktop
Publishing), and Adam Harpool
(2nd place in Visual Basic
Programming). Adam will com-
pete at the national level in June.
William Leonard was selected
to compete in the finals of Public
Speaking I. This placed him in
the top nine students in the state.
Tabinda Syed's Word Processing
II documents were ranked at
number six in Florida.
Students also attended work-
shop and business sessions dur-
ing the conference.
Advisor Sharon Leonard
McCrone expressed her sincere
appreciation for the performance
of these young people. In particu-
lar, she commented on the 'xcel-
lent behavior "of all the sii id-n' -
iBltints-town High School- and
Calhoun County can be extreme-
ly proud of the young people and
the manner in which they repre-
sent our community.
For more details, members will need to attend our 57th Annual Meeting
on Saturday, April 16th at our headquarters office in Wewahitchka, with
registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. CST.
FREE Vacation Package
FREE Food & Drinks
FREE Entertainment (Country Gold)
F,.. I x. ,i `I;,iIh~ck'fu3o~(
BHS was well represented at the Future Business Leaders of America
state leadership conference. Students who competed and participated in
other leadership activities include (front row, from left) Michael Graham, TJ.
Rogers, (second row) Glenda Pierce, Tabinda Syed, Hannah Johnson,
Maegan Davis, Megan Shiver, (third row) Adam Harpool, Nick Myers, William
Leonard, Clint Capps, Kristina Bailey, (back row) Samantha Dwiggins and
GED test will be given
Apr. 20-21, Adult School
, Chipola College was recently
approved to offer a new
Paramedic Training Program.
'Kathy Wheeler, Chipola
Director of Health Science pro-
grams, said, "We are thrilled to
announce that the Florida
Bureau of Emergency
Management Services has award-
ed full approval for our
Paramedic Training Program.
This approval comes at a time of
dire peed for trained paramedics
in our district as well as sur-
James McMillan, a paramedic
with 11 years experience, will
serve as lead instructor in the
new program. Wheeler said,
"James is to be commended for
his professional direction and
composition of an excellent
Paramedic Program Curriculum."
Application deadline for the
new program is April 22. Only
certified Emergency Medical
Technicians are eligible to enroll.
Classes will meet from 1 to 7
p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, beginning May 10.
Interested persons should con-
tact the Health Science Division
F,17 A f Ii
A penny'sworth of power.
How much power will a penny buy? Enough to:
Wash one load of laundry
Run a small appliiace for 2 hours.
Run a ceiling fan for 1 hour.
Watch a color TV for 20 minutes.
Burn a 40-watt bulb for 2 hours.
Electricity is still a really good value. Now, just imagine what you could do with a dime.
Gulf Coast West Florida Electric
Electric Cooperative A Touchstone Energy Cooperative
A Touchstone Energy' Cooperative hl, CoC.C?
The County Record, APRIL 6, 2005, Page 10
from Altha Public School
Calendar of Events
Wed., Apr. 6: Elementary Honor
Thurs., Apr 7: 4th and 5th grade
musical, 9:00 a.m in the gym
Fri., Apr. 8: Family Breakfast, 4th and
5th grade field trip to Sam Atkins Park
Sat., Apr. 9: ACT testing
Mon., Apr. 11: Drug Awareness
speaker, grades 6th-12th, 8-8:50 a.m;
Sr./Jr. Beta Banquet, 6:30 p.m.
Wed., Apr. 13 Sat., Apr. 16: FCCLA
Fri., Apr. 15: 8th grade trip to
Tallahassee Museum; grades 3-5 honor
roll field trip to Tallahassee
Tues., Apr. 19: Progress reports; 6th
grade trip to Chipola, "A Midsummer's
Night Dream" performance, 9:00 a.m
Wed., Apr. 20: Kindergarten registra-
tion; 7A class trip to Marianna, 11:45 -
2:30; Sr Beta Field Trip to Panama City
Cinderella May 5-6
It is that time of year again. It is time
for Spring musicals. Altha School's cho-
rus classes are very excited to present
"Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella"
for your enjoyment.
They will be performing their play on
May 5-6. There will be morning and
evening performances on both dates. It
will be held in the Altha School Gym and
evening performances will take place at
seven in the evening. Both the high
school and middle school choruses will be
taking part in this presentation.
The main roles will be filled by the high
school chorus members. The lead parts
and the actors/actresses playing them are
as follows: Cinderella--Lacy Adkins,
Prince Charming John Baumer,
Stepmother Katie Brown, the two step-
sisters, Joy Shannon Grice, and Portia -
Carr School Students of the Month
SPrincipal Darryl Taylor, Jr. is pleased to announce the Cari School Students of the Month. They include (front row,
feom left) Heidi Crutchfield (kindergarten), Kimberly Wood (kindergarten). Shiloh Riley (1st grade), Morgan LaWarre
eCst grade), Autumn Donaldson (2nd grade), Dina Vaughn (3rd grade), Kennedy Yon (3rd grade), (back row) Randa
McCroan (4th grade), Krystal Yon (5th grade. Kayla Yon (6th grade), Kayla Curran (7th grade), Summer Attaway
(.th grade), and Daniel Leonard (8th grade). Not pictured is Amber Raisbeck (second grade).
F4'1I bLD / imi~ 1;t
f'om Blountstown High School
Student Council News
, On March .13, Student Council held
th annual Freshmen Orientation. There:
was a good turnout this year and the
eighth graders enjoyed many skits, learn-
ing about their new school, a tour of the
grounds, a nutritious snack, and many
Student Council would like to thank
Subway, Pizza Hui. Piggly Wiggly'. Tigr's
Den. Golden's Pharmacy Blounistown
Drugs, and Carmen Overholl and the
Cheerleaders lor donating ginr gift certnh.
caies. food. ard rannks thar helped I)
make our Freshmen Orientalon success-
SOn March 16, Student:'Cdnc;i held
.the 4th annual Spring Fling The event
was very successful thanks t'o Tany
games and activities in wrin Ihe sludents
Chipola College ill offer
paramedic training class
Mary Sue Neves, It would be helpful if you bring
Superintendent of Schools the correct change when you
announces that the General come to register and pay your
Education Development test fees. All applicants need to bring
(GED) will be given in Calhoun your social security card, ard a
County on Wednesday, April 20 driver's license r..or picture ID
and Thursday. April 21. 2005 when registering. All materials
beainnine at 1:00 P.M. each after- needed for testing \wll be fur-
noon. The test site will be the nished by the school district. For
Calhoun County Adult School further information call Willie
located between the football field., PRitts. GED.Cluef: Examin.er. at
aTid Har,'evs- on Charlie -,Johns.-674-8661. .-... ... ".
.Based on state law, persons
shall be eligible to take the test if
they are 18 years of age or older.- '
Those who meet this age require-
mrient and wish to take the tests
rfo a high school diploma must
submit an application to, Greg
Jones. General Supervisor, at the
Calhoun County School Board
Office, 20859 East Central
Avenue, Room -G-20.
Blountstown, Florida located in
the basement of, the Calhoun
County Courthouse. This should
be done by 4:00 P.M. Tuesday,
April 19, 2005. Persons residing
outside of Calhoun County will
Sh!a\e to receive special permis-
sion from the GED Testing Office
in Tallahassee before they are eli-
gible to take the test in Calhoun
Please be prepared to pay the
fee for taking the tests at the time
you come fill out the application.
ihe costs for taking the test will
be $7.00 for each test if vyor v.ish
to take less than the full battery
of five test, and S35.00 Ii you
wish the full batter. of five tests. -
4 ,. -k
could participate. Some of the fun-filled
games included: a sticky wall, karaoke,
and jail 'n' bail.
The students also nominated Spring
Flirig Royalty from every homeroom.
These candidates competedwith each
other by raising money in order to become
the Spring Fling King and Queen. The
winners from each grade include: 9th
grade Dylan Burke and Jessica
Bontrager, 10th grade Garry Reed and
Ali Pelt, 11th grade Chance Attaway and
Courtney Bybee, and 12th grade Bo
Barfield and Whitney Brinkley. Our overall
winners were Dylan Burke and Jessica
Bontrager. Congratulations to all.
Student Council will be hosting a blood
drive at BHS on April 12, from 9:30 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m. If you are interested in
donating please call and sign up with Mrs.
--Michelle Frith and
April 6-8 Cheerleader Tryouts
(began Apr. 4)
April 6-8 Senior Trip (began Apr. 5)
April 7 Baseball game away at 5:00
p.m. against Malone
April 9 Weightlifting meet in Godby
at 10:00 a.m.
See BHS, page 11
LbNews Fro. Altha School I
Sarah Shelton, Godmother Kristine:
Truax, King Rex Hansford, Queen -,
Tiffany Betts, and Herald Nick Hansford.i
The musical will include speaking;
parts, singing, dancing, and even some'
romance. The chorus classes are busy;
learning their many parts and their dances
and they hope to see you at the ball.
By: Alisha Perdue!
The students at Altha Public School
are gearing up for their Senior trip. They:
are taking a trip down south to Orlando to'
Dixie Stampede among other things.
They. have waited all year for this trip.:
All the students are ready and willing to'
take the last trip of their school lives. With,
this last trip they enter a special section of:
students who have taken the best school
See AHS, page 11
The County Record, APRIL 6, 2005, Page 11
Marlene Womack speaks
to local retired educators
Christian, 4, is the son of Bruce
and Gloria Brake of Blountstown.
'', L d-.
, ,.' -
zackary. -, and James, 2, are Ihe
sons oi Carl and Sarah Lee ol
Angel, 18 months, is the daughter
of Larry and Palricia Brake ol
Bryce, 4, and Ava. 2. are the
children of Randy and Heather
Roland of Altha.
* .:" :" .-' i ....
J.T., 6 and Emma. 4. are the
children of Thad and Bonnie
Richards of Biounistown
+? : .. .,
Caleb, 5, is the son oi Tammy and
Wanda Chason o Clarksville.
John Jr. 16, Shirelie. 11, Candace,
17, and Hunier, 2. are -he children
of Gordon and Charlene Laloield
Kase, 20 months. is he son ol
Kyle and Robyn Hill of Alha.
Arizona. 4, and India 1, are lhe
daughters of Johnny and Cryslal
Swearengin of Blountstlon.
Nathale 5. Anslie. 3, and Whitne.
2. are Ihe daughters fl Sieve and
Micheile Yoder of Altha
Seven 6. and Spencer 2. are [he
sons of Debbie and Steven
Williams of Blounlsiown.
Ashley. 8, Joseph. 5, and Taylor, 3.
are the children of Daniel and
Tammy Pate of Clarksville.
Weston, 5, Tre.or, 2, and Jenna 1
are the children of Myron and
Sharon Schrock of Blounislown.
Olivia is the 3 month old daughter
of Shannon Jones of Bicunisitown.
Citizens In Next
Week's Issue. .
April 11 Guest speaker in the audi-
toriumn at 10:00 a.m.; Softball game at
4 00 against West Gadsden (home)
April 12 Baseball game at 5:00'.
against Wewa homei Blood Drive from
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Softball game at
4:00 against Port St. Joe (home)
April 13-15 FCCLA State
April 14 Softball game at 5:00
against Sneads laway); Baseball game at
6:00 against Port St Joe (away)
April 15 Baseball game against East
Gadsden (home); Math contest
Mrs. Marlene Womack made
history come alive when she
spoke Friday, April 1, at the
Calhoun County Retired
Educators Association meeting in
the Heritage Room of the Calhoun
County Library with Pres.
Carolyn McClellan presiding.
Carolyn presented the
Devotions, reading a selection
from "Coffee Break with God,"
which brought out, "God has a
way of opening our eyes to our
prejudices." She closed with a
After delicious finger foods
served by the Historical .and
Membership Committees, had
been enjoyed by the attendees,
John Wood Ayers introduced
guest, speaker Mrs. Marlene
Womack, who has been con-
tributing articles on local history
to the Sunday Panama City News
Herald for the past 23 years. She
had come to Florida from New
Jersey where she had done his-
torical research and visited old
Mrs. Womack entertained and
intrigued us with tales of by-gone
days. A thorough and tireless
researcher, she delved into
records of surrounding counties,
uncovering a mass of historical
data and locating 60 old burial
sites in the area.
We learned-many interesting
things: Camp Gordon Johnson in
Franklin County was a training
site for WWI soldiers construc-
tion of Tyndall began in May,
1914, and the first troops arrived
there December 6, 1914. Jimmy
Board to meet
April 11, 2 p.m.
The Calhoun County'
Coordinating Board will meet on
Monday, April 11, at 2:00 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 m o-rr, -" il ri-al ih i I, ur I1 ',..il
require special accommodations.,
at the meeting because of a dis-
ability or physical impairment.
contact \'anita Anderson at the
Apalachee, Regional Planning
Council at 850-674-4571.
Council to meet
The School Advisory Council
for Blountstovn Middle School
will meet April 14th, at 3:00 p.m.
in the Media Center. School By-
Laws will be reviewed at this
meeting. All Council Members
are urged to attend.
The'students of Alla will be gracing
the steps of Disney World on the very
special Senior Night thal they have Ihere
every year. The band YellowCard cill be
playing for the enjoyment or all the kids
Inere to watch
The students are extremely happy
about the trip and they all agree that it will
be money very well spent.
.By: Codt Adkhins
FCCLA State Conference
On', Wednesday, April 13, students
from Aliha's FCCLA plub will be 'io;irng
Mrs. Marie Granger on a trip to Qrlando
for the state conference.
The students going are: Tilany Bens
Cairlyn Bruner, Sarah Burke Shannon
Grice, Ashley McKenzie, Anna Nichols,
Anmanrda Poland, Healher Reagan Snavla
Reagan, Jessica Smith. Brandon Dysard.
Brett' Floyd,' Justin McCoy Jeremy
Wariord. Sky Scott. Adults attending are
Dofina Scott and Cindy Nichols.
On Wednesday, the first General
* Session will be held Irom 7:45 p.m 10:00
p.m During ihis the voling for onicers will
take place.From our school Tilany Bells
will be running for a state office. Sky Scott
"s presenily the Stale Parliamentar'an.
On Thursday, the Proficiency events
will take place from 9:00 a.m -4:00 p.m.
Then later on that night the excursion.
'The Dixieland' Stampede Dinner and
Show", will proceed.
The next day, Friday, .the proic;iency
event recognition session will take place
The. winners of the proficiency events will.
be named. Later that night, during the
fourth session; a banquet will be held from
7:30- 10:30 p.m., This will be the last ban-
quet then it's back home for our students.
By: Kaitlyn Penney
Have Your Auto
Rates Gone Up?
Doolittle trained at Eglin, in
December, 1940, Gen. Patton
came through Blountstown and
Panama City, she located a bur-
ial site used by gypsies. There is
so much fascinating historical
information about this area. We
really enjoyed her visit.
But, back to the present!
Gerry Martin, Nominating
Committee Chairperson, present-
ed the proposed Slate of Officers
for the 2005-2007 period.
Nominated were: President -"
John Wood Ayers, Vice President
- Carolyn McClellan, Secretary -
Betty Waldorff, Treasurer Ann
Tucker, and Chaplain ,- Rev.
James Pelt. The proposed Slate
of Officers was adopted by the
Carolyn reported that she had
talked with Rev. Pelt, and happi-
ly, he is feeling much better.
She thanked the Historical
Committee for arranging the
delightful program, the Historical
and Membership Committees for
the tasty refreshments, and
everyone who braved the terrible
weather to attend.
The next meeting will be
Friday, May 6th at The Callahan.
Run May 1 to
The 2nd Annual Mystery
Motorcycle Run to benefit the
Ameican Cancer Society's
"Calhoun-Liberty" Relay for Life
will be held Sunday, May 1,
beginning at the West End Quick
Pic at 1:00 p.m. and ending at the
Cornerstone Restaurant on Hwy.
71. Nlananna. FL.
There will be a $20.00 fee for
each bide, which will consist of
one poker hand, any additional
hands will be :$5.00 each and
pnrze will be given a\va\.
Come out and support "Our
hope for a cure", it will not hap-
pen \inthout -ur support. Cars
and trucks welcomed.
For more information contact
Janice Adams at 850-762-8786
If you can answer "yes" to the questions below,
you may qualify for one of our preferred auto
insurance companies and save 10-15% on your
auto insurance premium.
Do you have a clean driving record with no
insurance claims, accidents, tickets, or
suspensions in the past 3 years?
Have you been with the same insurance company
for the past year, with no lapses in coverage?
If you qualify, please come by or give us a call and
let our friendly staff give you a quote today.
Bobby Tammi Linda Jed
O'Bryan Mullins Dees Hiers
17555 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL
ACROSS FROM BLOUNTST'OWN HIGH SCHOOL
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MARTHA NELL CLEMENTS
Mrs. Martha Nell Clements
age 83 of Blountstown, FL diec
early Monday morning, April 4
2005 at her daughters home ir
Bristol, FL. Nell was born in Dal(
County, AL. and had lived ir
Blountstown for the past 6E
years. Nell and Oren were own
ers and operators of the Standarc
Service Station and Clements
Motor Supply in Blountstown foi
several years where she worked
as a bookkeeper until her retire-
ment in 1997. She was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church in
Blountstown. Nell was known for
her famous Pound Cakes and
also her Watergate Salad. Nell
was a very loving and caring per-
son, she was loved by all whc
Ienew her. She was preceded in
dbath by three brothers: Roy Lee
FPuqua, J.T. Fuqua and Bob
F'qua and a sister, Dot (Fuqua)
Edwards and a granddaughter,
Geleste (Shuler) Eubanks.
.- Survivors include her husband
A, 65 years, Oren Clements of
Blountstown; one daughter,
Jeane Shuler and her husband,
James E. (Pot) of Bristol; one sis-
ter, Helen Thomas and her hus-
band, Taylor of Dothan, AL; three
grandchildren: Shelly Stafford
and her husband, Ricky of
Bristol, Jim Shuler and wife,
Celeste of Bristol and the late
Celeste (Shuler) Eubanks and her
husband, Bennett of
Blountstown; seventeen grand-
children and one great-great
grandchild; a devoted caregiver
and friend, Jimmie L. Davis.
Funeral services will be held
today, April 6, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
(CST) from the First. Baptist
Church in Blountstown with Rev.
Tom Stallworth officiating.
Interment will follow in the Pine
Memorial Cemetery in
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peayy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, FL 850-674-2266.
ETHEL H. STEPHENS
Mrs. Bethel H. Stephens, age
92 of Kinard, FL died Saturday,
April 2, 2005 in the Bay Medical
Center in Panama City, FL. Mrs.
Stephens was born in Bradenton,
FL and had lived in Calhoun
County for the past .20 years
coming from Plant City, FL. Mrs.
Stephens worked as a certified
welder during World War II at the
Tampa Ship Yard in Tampa, FL.
She also worked.as a Secretary
for man\ years. -SIhe was a mem-
ber of the Cypres- Creek Baptjst
Church in Kinard, FL.
Survivors include: her hus-
band of 73 years, Eugene
Stephens of Kinard; one son,
Bradley Warren Stephens and his
wife, Loretta of Garland, TX; one
daughter, Carolyn Porter of
Kinard; three grandchildren:
Terrill Silva of Kinard, Jeannie
D'Angelo of AK, Scott Stephens of
AZ; four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
today, W'ednesday, April 6, 2005
at 1:00 p.m. (CST) at the Cypress
Creek Baptist Church in Kinard
with Rev. Joseph Yates officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in the
Cypress Creek Cemetery.
All arrangements were under,
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, FL 850-674-2266.
EVELYN M. POTTS
Mrs. Evelyn M. Potts, 88, of
Altha, died early Thursday morn-
ing, March 31, 2005, at her
Mrs, Potts was a native and life
long resident of Calhoun County.
She was a homemaker and of the
She was preceded in death by
four sons, John Potts, Floyd
Potts, Ellis Potts, and Roy Potts,
and one daughter, Virginia
Survivors include her husband
of 70 years, Walter Potts of Altha;
one daughter, Eleanor Bozeman
of Altha; one brother, James
Melvin of Ocala; a daughter-in-
d law, Minnie Ruth Potts of
,Tallahassee; 15 grandchildren;
n and 26 great-grandchildren.
e Funeral services were held
1 Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. from
5 the chapel of Peavy Funeral
- Home with Rev. David Goodman
1 officiating. Interment followed in
s the New Shiloh Cemetery near
S All arrangements were under
Sthe direction of Peavy Funeral
* Home in Blountstown, ph. 674-
I LUTHER LEON SHERROD
I Mr. Luther Leon Sherrod, age
59 of Blountstown, Fl. died
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at
the Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital in Tallahassee. Mr.
Sherrod was a native and life long
resident of Calhoun County. He
was a retired carpenter and
served in the United States Air
Force during the Vietnam
Conflict. He was preceded in
Aeath by his father, Luther Leon
Survivors include one daugh-
ter, Ava Sherrod of Marianna, FL;
loving mother, Mary Sherrod of
Blountstown; stepdaughter, Lori
Butler of Bristol; three broth-
ers:Charles Sherrod, Marcus
Sherrod and Thomas Sherrod, all
of Blountstown; one sister,
Frances McGregor of Texas;' six
A Memorial Service was held
Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 6:00
p.m. (CDT) at the Peavy Funeral
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, FL 850-674-2266.
BILLY M. JOHNSON
Mr. Billy M. Johnson, age 56 of
Blountstown, FL ( Abe Springs
Community) died Thursday,
March 31, 2005 at the Big Bend
Hospice in Tallahassee, FL. Billy
was born in Panama City, FL and
lived in Calhoun County for the
past 5 years coming from
Panama City, FL Mr. Johnson
worked in Landscaping and
enjoyed farming. He was past
master and a member of the Ira
Lindsey Sr. Masonic Lodge #365
in Highland Park, FL, and was
also a member of the Red Level
Masonic Lodge #134 in Alliance,
FL. Billy was a member of the
Survivors include his mother,
Edith ..lo'in'ofi of Blountstown;
half brother, Ronnie Johnson of
Funeral services were held
Monday, April 4, 2005 at 1:00
p.m. (CDT) at the Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Edgar
Fuqua officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the Old Shiloh Cemetery
near Scotts Ferry, FL.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marion Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Mrs. Jacqueline Maria
Marshall, age 33, of Clarksville
passed away Sunday, March 27,
2005 in Jacksonville. Jacqueline
was a lifelong resident of this
area, she was a member of the
Eastern Star, Macedonia First
Baptist Church, and a 1991 grad-
uate of Blountstown High School.
She was described by her family
as a great cook. Jacqueline loved
to watch O.C.C. and the Bounty
Hunter, she also loved country
music and helping the elderly.
Her greatest love of all was her
Jacqueline was preceded in
death by her grandparents: Bill
Marshall, as well as Rufus and
Mamie Weather. Survivors
include her parents, Jim and
Alice Marshall of Clarksville; her
brother and sister-in-law, Dale
See OBITS, page 16
V BEvISFUNERAL HOME
Funeral Home & Crematory
Formerly Doing Business as
McClellan Funeral Home
All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now
handled by the Bevis family arid staff.
All operations of the funeral process will be handled on
location at 12008 NW State Road 20.
Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed Peacock
Licensed Funeral Directors
We would love to meet everyone in our community.
Please stop by and say hello.
y DcnolI I WfW AM.
Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
Kidz Sunday School
and Churci 1OAM-12Noon
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K.,lz Jr Bble Quiz 7:00 PM
Meaningful Bible Study....................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship ................................. 11:00 AM
SBible Study & Worship........... .......... 6:00 PM '
Wednesday Priyer & Bible Study.........6:30 PM
SPastor Tom Stallworth
Located two blocks south df the interseotionrHighway 20
and Main Shteet ii Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Hcl,fing people follow, in ila footsteps of Christ
8:00am & 10:30am
19359 SR 71 North Blount'stowh..FL 32424 1
850,674-5747' e-mail: info@rivertownchurch:.ifo
conference in Liberty Co.
SReverend Mark Todd and family
Altha Church of God welcomes
new pastor, Reverend Mark Todd
The Altha Church of God
would like to welcome our new
pastor, Reverend Mark Todd, his
wife, Jayne, and sons, Zachary
We invite you to come to the
Altha Church of God, located at
26000 NE Fuqua Circle in Altha;
to meet them. Sunday School
starts at 9:45 a.m. and morning
worship is at 11:00 a.nm. Family
Training Hour is on Wednesday
with classes' for all ages. The'
Heart Rock Cafe begins serving
food at 5:45 p.m. and classes
begin at 7:00 p.m..
Word of Truth will have
huge yard sale Saturday
Word of Truth will be having Their ladies ask ydi" come out
truckloads of yard sale items on and btowse around and help out.
Saturday, April 9, beginning at 7 with this worthy cause.
A.M. This should be.the 'biggest
yard sale we have ever had. The
church is located behind City tire
on Highway 20 -west in
Blountstown. All proceeds will go
for helping supply missionaries in
foreign countries -tith refrigera-
tors and other necessary appli-
Some of the itemsr'they'will
have are: Bicycles, stair stepper,
dinette sets, furniture, antique
mirror with shelves, children's
stuff, clothing of all'sizes, shoes,
refrigerator with ice maker, and
much more. There will also be
brand new items, plus antiques.
The Liberty County Ministerial
"Empowering Your Families
Conference" with David Benoit on
April 16, 7:00 p.m. (EST) at the
Lake Mystic Baptist Church and
April 17 & 18, 7:00 p.m. at the
Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
(Both locations are on Hwy. 12
south in Bristol.
David Benoit (Ben-wah') has
appeared on hundreds of local
radio and television talk shows
across the country. The most
notable include: The Inspirational
Network, Family Broadcasting
Network, Trinity Broadcasting
Network, Moody Broadcasting
Network, KGO Radio (San
Francisco), WGST radio (Atlanta),
WWWE radio (Cleveland), Point of
View (Dallas, TX), Dr. D. James
Kennedy's national televised pro-
gram and Bob Larson Live
(Denver, CO). He has also been a
guest host for the Southwest
Radio Church program, heard
David has the rare ability,
using humor and interesting
facts, to communicate his mes-
sage to young people, as well as
to parents, of how Satan is subtly
gaining entrance into our
churches, schools and families
through seemingly harmless
toys, movies, music and televi-
sion. His goal is to strengthen
the family and to give them the
Biblical tools they need to live in
these troubled times. David's
ministry is to assist the local
bible-believing churches in
America and overseas in evange-
lism, outreach and subsequent
For more information, please
call 643-5400 between the hours
of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m,. EST
or 1:00 4:00 p.m., Monday
LET US GIVE YOU A QUOTE ON
YOUR NEXT PRINTING ORDER
ih, Ch ICounty R l t
to host cemet erly (8) W PTO
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STraveler's: Rest :.Free Will
Baptist Church will host their
first annual cemetery cleanup on
April 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Please join us as we clean and
beautify the grounds. If you have
family buried in the cemetery,
See TRAVELER'S, page 16
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674-5449 or 643-5410
For ,ears, \'e'\e provided u',u and your
family with sound advice and caring service
in times of personal l -ss. We- appreciate
your trust.and support
SAs an established -oal business since l %7h, \e are commnlitted
Stosenring the needs .f ,iur families.
Something that everyone is concerned about right now is the
Living Will. Stop by and \e can talk about this imth ,Iu and
pride you with a form that %will make the process easier fIor
Ve welcom:ne you to ,isit our website at. wwn.adanmsfh.coni
Adams Funeral Home
[ Tim Adams, Licensed Funeral Director
"A Tradition of Caring-Generations of Trust"
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REJOICE! RENEW! REACH OUT!
Blountstown United Methodist Church
A Place Where We,
REJOICE in God's Grace, RENEW our hearts in God's Love and
REACH OUT following the example of Christ
20500 Central Ave. West
St. Mary Missionary /
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
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
SGeneral Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM
For information on listing
your church in this
directory, please contact
The County Record at
For Inor o n t Drctory, Plas Call 7-501
:or Informattdbn o6 Pltin:g rcn ChuIPch in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041
BROTHERS UNITED, INC
Open & Closings
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10491 NW Newsome Rd.
Clarksville, FL 32430
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Need a getaway? Try Thomasville!
Unique shops and eateries
abound in Thomasville
by Kelli Peacock
Looking for a weekend getaway
without much travel time?
Search no further than
After a fun, but hectic,' trip to
New York City in the fall, I want-
ed my next vacation to be strictly
about relaxing. Not wishing to
Spend half my time on the road or
in the air, I tracked down a bed
and breakfast just an hour and a
half drive away from Blountstown
and took off for four days of
leisure last month.
Following Highway 319 from
Tallahassee, oversized trees
canopied the road that led into
this charming town known as an
award winning Main Street com-
Upon entering Thomasville, I
noticed that old plantations and
historic homes are commonplace.
I made my way to East Jefferson
Street and found my home for the
next few days: Serendipity
Cottage Bed & Breakfast.
Upon arriving at this 1906
two-story house, I was greeted by
my host, Laura, and later her
fiance, Robert. This precious cou-
ple. met in California after Robert
immigrated there from Poland.
After 30 years on the west coast,
Laura decided to move closer to
her mother in Georgia, and soon
discovered Serendipity Cottage.
Just five months ago, she pur-
chased the bed and breakfast and
has spent many long hours giving
it a fresh new look that is warm
A grand staircase led to my
room known as "Mama's
Critters". The name was a clear
choice after Laura's mother made
all the linens for the room with"
butterflies and other dainty crea-
tures in each of her designs. The
large room, featuring a fireplace,
sitting area and private bath, pro-
vided a comfortable, serene set-
ting perfect for curling up with a
Breakfast was served every
morning on the sun porch and
Laura's hearty dishes were deli-
cious. Each morning's menu var-
ied and included fresh fruit,
homemade sausage, eggs bene-
dict, thick French toast, granola,
and baked sliced tomatoes. The
feasts were served on colorful
Polish pottery that Laura sells.
After the hearty meal, it was
off for downtown where antiques
and unique gift shops abound.
Thomasville clearly takes pride in
their downtown community that
features brick streets and old
fashioned signage. There are a
number of specialty shops, offer-
ing everything from books to
Eateries are also abundant,
but my favorite had to be Liam's
on East Jackson Street. Award
winning chef Scott Foster has
received high marks from numer-
ous critics and Liam's was named
Georgia Trend magazine's "Best
Dining Discovery" for 2003.
Located on Jackson Street, the
quaint spot features unique dish-
es (including an incredible pork
tenderloin!), along with paintings
by local artists.
A trip to Thomasville is never
complete without a stop at the
State Farmer's Market on Smith
Avenue. All sorts of fruits and
vegetables can be found here,
along with jams, jellies, honey,
pickled okra, and the like.' Next
door, you can sample the vegeta-
bles on your plate at the Market
Thomasville is known as the
"Rose City" and is famous for the
Rose Show and Festival. This
year's event is set for April 21-23
and showcases over 7000 roses,
throughout the city. In addition
rose growers from across the'
globe display their prize roses for
judging. The festival include
parades, tours of historic homes,
street dances, arts and crafts
shows and more. --
Another big event is Victoriant
Christmas held annually on the
second weekend in December.
During the festival, citizens and
shop owners step back in time to
the 1890s, donning old time cosE
tumes as they mill about down-'
town. Carolers sing, dancers petr
form, and shoppers make their
When I left Serendipity Cottage
and Thomasville, I knew it wouldL
n't be for good. If relaxation is in
your plans, it's definitely worth
the short drive.
For more information on thk
Rose Show, Victorian Christmas,
or visiting Thomasville, cadt
229/227-3310 or 229/227-7020G
itive rates are why more
,crisrancethan the -
Serendipity Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Thomasville is the perfect place
for a weekend getaway.
Top right: When you -visit
Thomasville, you can't miss the big
324 year old oak that sprawls across
the corner of Crawford Street and
Left: Comfortable, serene guest
rooms at Serendipity Cottage pro-,
vide the perfect setting for curling up
with a good book.
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Senior Center loans walkers
: Shopping in Graceville
SOn Tuesday, April 26, the
Calhoun County Senior Citizens
will be going to Graceville for our
inonthly shopping trip. We will
be going to the Chipley Super
Walmart first, then to the
Chuckwagon for lunch. After
lunch we will head onto the
Oraceville Outlet for more shop-
We will leave the Center at
8:30 and be back by 4:00 p.m.
The cost of the trip is $5.00 with
lunch on you. Please call 674-
4163 to sign up for this.
Free Depression Screening
On Monday, April 18, Monica
.McCall will be here for a free
J depression screening at 11:00
5.m. You do not need an appoint-
ient. Even if you don't need the
S -creening for yourself it may pro-
ide information to someone you
:know. Please call ahead and let
is know if you would like to say
! 'or lunch after the screening.
General Membership Meeting
} We will be having our quarter-
y General Membership Meeting
:en Tuesday, April 19 at 8:00 a.m.
i ou are invited to attend this
-neeting to learn about what we
:do here and also to voice your
:ideas on issues that affect you.
I ou will also have the opportuni-
fy to meet our wonderful Board of
S.Directors that volunteer much of
heir time to help provide the ser-
vices that we do provide for our
Seniors. So come on out for the
Home Cooked Meals
If you are unaware, effective
April 1, 2005 our Board of
Directors will be sponsoring your
home cooked meal due to the new
Federal Dietary Guidelines. But
to defray the cost of these meals
we will have to charge $2.00 per
We are selling meal tickets,
which must be purchased in
advance. They will be good at any
time. We recommend purchasing
at least three tickets at a time,
but we can sell them anyway you
would like. We also cannot keep
up with those who purchase tick-
ets or how many tickets. So if
you forget your ticket that day
removes more than 5,000 alliga-
tors each year when the reptiles
pose a threat to humans or their
There are many precautionary
measures people should take to
reduce the potential for conflicts
with alligators. To learn more of
the "dos and don't" of dealing
with alligators, download the
"Living with Alligators" brochure'
Many Floridians have an
appreciation for these ancient
crocodilians and have learned to
coexist with them. However, if
you do encounter an alligator
that poses a threat to people or
property and is more than 4 feet
in length, the FWC urges you to
call the new Nuisance Alligator
Hotline. All alligator complaints
will be forwarded to this new ded-
Alligators are an important
part of Florida's heritage and play
a valuable role in the ecology of
the state's wetlands. Visit
MyFWC.com/alligator for more
information on alligator behavior
and about the Alligator
you will need to purchase anoth-
er. You also MUST let us know in
advance if you would like a meal
since we will be preparing only for
those that have a reservation. We
hope this will be successful.
Yes, We Still Have
Our Loan Closet
If you are not aware Calhoun
County Senior Citizens does have
a loan closet for such items as:
walkers, wheelchairs, potty
chairs, etc. We lend out many
items and all that we ask is that
when you are finished using them
you return them, so that some-
one else may borrow them. So if
you still have one of our items
that we lent you and you are not
using it or if you have one that is
yours and you do not need it we
would appreciate it if you could
bring them to the office. If you
are unable to bring them call
674-4163 and maybe we could
arrange to have them picked up.
We also take donations of
Ensure or Boost if you are no
longer in need of this product.
Arts & Crafts
We would like to start up a
class for anyone interested in arts
and crafts. It would be one
morning from about 9 a.m. 11
a.m. or so. The cost is very little
and this can be a time to make
new friends and small gifts for
someone you know.
Call .Diane on Monday,
Tuesday, or Wednesday, and let
her know if you are interested.
Don't forget our exercise class
at the Civic Center from 9-10
a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday. We all need some exer-
cise and this is very low key just
enough to keep you moving and
There is no charge and you
might even have fun doing it!
FRSPCA RATE OTE
[Edidge Construction, Inc,
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Michael S. Davis
Michael S. Davis has joined
the United States Army under the
delayed Entry Program. The pro-
$ram gives young men and
,women the opportunity to delay
entering active duty for up to one
' The enlistment gives the new
'soldier the option to learn a new
-skill, travel and become eligible to
receive as much as $50,000
toward a college education. After
completion of basic military train-
-ng, soldiers receive advanced
individual training in their career
obb specialty prior .to being.
assigned to 'their first permanent
- The recruit qualifies for a
$10,000 enlistment bonus.
SDavis has reported to Fort
Jeonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.,
for basic training.
'" He is the son of Dorthy Davis
.f N.W. Third St., and Lonnie
1javis of Cricket Lane, both of
(1, f ..
I -' ;;Y 'i '.
Adam B. Harris
SAdam B. Harris has joined the'
united States Army under the
Delayed Entry Program. The pro-
gram gives young men and
women the opportunity to delay
entering active duty for up to one
SThe enlistment gives the new
soldier the option to learn a new
skill, travel and become eligible to
receive as much as $50,000
toward a college education. After
completion of basic military train-
ing, soldiers receive advanced
individual training in their career
job specialty prior to being
assigned to their first permanent
SThe recruit qualifies for a
$10,000 enlistment bonus.
Harris, a 2003 graduate of
Blourtstown High School, Fla.,
has reported to Fort Sill, Lawton,
Okla for active duty.
He is the son of Maxine E.
Moore of N.W. Flanders Cutoff,
NOTICE OF DISPOSAL
M &8 W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will
dispose of contents of Units 2 & 3 on Friday,
April 8. 2005. The units are believed to
contain household and/or personal property of
the following tenant, George Gassmann
March 31; April 6, 2005
NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURSING
IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
SSandra Johnson, C.N.A.
22806 NE State Road 69
Blountstown, Florida 32424
CASE NO: 2004-27698
LICENSE: CAN 7265**3056
The Department of Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting. Julie
Meadows, Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress
Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265, (850) 414-8126..
If no contact has been made by you concerning
the above by May 12, 2005. the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will be presented at
an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing in
an informal proceeding.
In' accordance with the Americans with
Disability Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Individual or
agency sending this notice no later than seven
days prior to the proceeding at the address
given not he' notice. Telephone: (850)
414-8126, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8779 IV), via Florida Relay Service.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF'
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
File No.: P05-012
IN RE: The Estate of
NITA MAE FLANDERS,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of NITA
MAE FLANDERS, File Number P05-012, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun
County, Probate Division, the 'address of which
is Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 East
Central Avenue, BlountstoWn, FL 32424. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this Notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands, against
decedent's estate, including unmatured.
contingent or unliquldated claims, must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 6. 2005.
ROBERT J. FLANDERS
11849 N.W. CR 274
Altha, Florida 32421
Jay W. Manuel
MANUEL & THOMPSON, P.A.
Florida Bar Number: 0651052
P.O. box 1470
Panama City, Florida 32402
(850) 785-5555 FX: (850) 785-0133
Attorney for Petitioner
April 6, 13. 2005
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toves Dishwashers Ice Makers
ushers Dryers Air Conditioning
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Autos Homes Heating & Cooling
Sales and Service of Ice Machines & Cold Storage
HWY. 20 WEST BLOUNTSTOWN, FLA
674-8538 OR 674-8634
George White, Owner/Operator
CERTIFIED MECHAPICCAL CONTRACTOR CMC' 2, 46 RR000289.B MV 21?T77
SOUND OFF AUDIO, INC.
? CAR AUDIO & VIDEO
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19320 SR 20 West, Blountstown, FL 32424
Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation
Serving This Area For 21 Ypars
Full Time Ofe and Soaes Department
211 Depot Ave. Blountstown, Fla.
Well Drilling1 r
Mike Purvis. Owner
SALES & REPAIRS
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Emphasizing quality of life, the
Covenant Hospice team is dedicated
to providing compassionate services
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LPN Cont. Care
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$2000 Sign-on Bonus
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3-11/11/7 Shifts Available
For more information
contact Angela Hewett
71 yr. old white male, retired, Christian,
wishes to meet compatible white female for
purpose of dining, dating and enjoying each
other's company. Call 379-3449. I
The Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office is-currently accepting
applications for a part-time
female correctional officer and
or a part-time male correctional
officer. Must be certified or
presently attending Correctional
Officer Academy. Must be able
to work all shifts, weekends and
holidays. Please contact
Lieutenant William Coburn at
the Calhoun County Jail at 850-
674-5049 Monday Friday until
Apnl 6.13 2005
Mechanic for production
experiences required, electrical
circuits and HVAC a plus. Must
communicate will wiin owners,
sell-moiivated, and positive
attitude. Flexible starting pay.
Mail or drop applications to
190 Mannie Gunn Rd.
Quincy, FL 32351
or fax to (850)627-3493
4/6, 4/13, 2005
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
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
Tr nri;ri now available in your area. For a
solid -new career, call Today
PETS FOR SALE
AKA Golden Retriever, 9 mos. old,
male, includes dog house, $100. Call
762-3028 after 5 p.m..
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. (Calhoun County
Transit) is seeking applications for a substitute driver. A Class D
Florida Driver's License, a good driving record, must be able to pick
up 200 Ibs. with assistance, and one year professional driving
experience are required. CPR, First Aid, and a completion of a
Defensive Driving course are required, but may be obtained after
hire, at your expense. Must also pass DOT drug test. Smoke free
workplace. After being hired a criminal history check, fingerprinting,
and local law enforcement check will be performed. Documentation
of a recent physical must be presented. Applications may be picked
,up at 16859 NE Cayson Street, Blountstown, Florida. NO PHONE
CALLS. CCSCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application
deadline is Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 4:00 PM CT.
Computers for sale new or factory
refurbished computers, Monitors, Inkjet &
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:
Homemade seesaw, $20. Call
Diamond ring, ladies. 4 rows of 26
stones. Paid $4,000, will sacrifice.$1800. I
have papers. Call 674-2720.
Prom/pageant dress, size 4, beautiful
shade of purple, lots of bead work. worn
once. Tiny shoulder straps, V'd front,
backless with crisscross lacing. Paid
$450, asking $300. Call 674-2585.
Beretta M21A, 8 shot, .22 LR auto,
stainless steel, extras, tilt barrel, same
issued by Mossad, $300. Call 674-9611.
Kenmore washer & dryer, 4 mos. old.
Make offer. Call 674-3898.
Kawasaki Vulcan, 1995, low mileage.
$2,000. Call (850) 442-3423 or 519-0835.
Playstation 2 with 2 Blue Goose
controllers, also fishing controller, 4-person
player deck, 2 memory cards, 5 games,
$150. Practically new. Call 850-447-1385.
TVNCR combo, 13", color, practically
new, $100. Call 850-447-1385.
Mossburg shotgun, 12 ga., 2-3/4" or 3"
nil.,, ,,:,..- ) 0 Ventedbarrel guard.-
and bayonet lug $400 Call 674-9611.
Rada knives, a cut above the rest,
singles, gifts sets, candles, stoneware,
recipe books. This is for the building fund
for Blountstown Community Church. So
see or to place an order call 674-8948.
45 HP Tractor, with 300 hours, $9,000
and disc., bushhog, box blade, cultivators.
Will take $10;000 for all. Call 674-7508.
7mm Magnum with scope. Call
Reasonable Rates Free Estimates
Call Chris Nissley
Sewing & Alterations
Yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. at
20817 SE Morningside Circle, Blountstown.
Full mattress set, TV stand, sheets, books,
kitchen items, and misc. Cancel if rain.
Yard sale, multi family, Sat., 8:00 12:00
at 20768 SE Sherry Ave., Blountstown
Multi family yard sale/moving sale,
Sat., 7:00 until at 25166 N Main St., Altha.
Clothes and shoes for children to adult,
household items, toys and much much
more. Call 762-4193 or 762-3028.
BACKHOE & DUMPTRUCK
PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING
CHAINLINK & WOOD FENCES
Licensed and Insured
Call ior FREE Estimates
We Accept Major Credit Cards
LAWN CARE SERVICE
Calhoun, Jackson & Liberty Counties
Dependable, Reasonable, Courteous,
Licensed & Insured Call 762-2520 or
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BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIESi!
First Aid/CPR w/AED
Bloodbome Pathogens Training
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Crystal Newsome at 850-674-5730
Our Facility or Yours
Housekeeping services, experienced,
courteous, professional services at home
and businesses. Call 674-9721 or
899-1432. Serious calls only.
CARS & TRUCKS |
Lincoln Towncar, 1998, executive
series, champagne color, extra clean,
58,000 miles, after 6:00 p.m., 674-8381 or
call BES at 674-8169 leave message for
Ford Escort SE, 1999, great condition,
$3500 OBO. call 674-2818.
Dodge Stratus, 2002, asking payoff,
CD player, tinted windows, everythnd
works. Call 674-5925 or 643-1787.
M&W Self Storage
7 Days A Week Service
*** NO DEPOSIT se*
CALL 272-0096 OR 762-9555
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FREE NON COMMERCIAL ADS PHONE: 674-5041 FAX: 614-5008 E-MAIL: email@example.com
House for rent, 2 bdr., 1 bath house,
newly remodeled, extra clean, 1/2 acre lot,
3 miles North Hwy. 69. $450. mo. plus
$400 dep. Call 674-5921 or 674-5059.
Mobile home for rent, 2 bdr., 2 bath on
hwy. 2715 NW Hwy. 274 in Fountain. First
month rent and security deposit. Call
1-863-698-8763 or 1-850-762-3924.
S1,2, & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Sutton Creek Apartments
16978 NW Mayo Street '
Blountstown, FL 32424
Equal Housing Opportunity
Calhoun County School Board
The School. Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications for
the following position:
Terms of Employment: 20.0, hours per week during 180 day
Salary: Commensurate with Salary/Schedule and Experience
Applicant Qualifications: Possess the necessary skills and
training to assist in the total management of children, and the
ability to work cooperatively with both students and adults in a
school bus setting.
Applications are available at the office of the Superintendent
located in the Courthouse. Completed applications must be
returned to the School Board office by April 8, 2005, 12:00 noon.
A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is available at
Altha Public School.
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 ormarital status.
-The County Record, APRIL 6, 2005, Page 16
Victory Christian honor roll
Goodbye, chain link fence!
SThe M & B Train Park is much more accessible these days after the Blountstown City Council had the chain link
fence surrounding it removed. Tony Shoemake, Chairman of Blountstown Main Street, asked Council members to
remove the eyesore during their last monthly meeting. The Council agreed unanimously and the fence was down
within 24 hours! City employee Chris Hill was busy Monday giving the train park sign a good cleaning and new paint
job. Historical documentation of the M & B Railroad Depot is being compiled by Main Street members. If you -have
any information on the M & B, please share your knowledge! Call Jessie at the Chamber at 674-4519
you may want to attend to the
family plot. Donations 'will be
accepted. For more information,
please call the church at 674-
and Rhonda Marshall of
Ilountstown; her niece Gracie
Marshall, .of Blountstown; her
paternal grandmother, Lee
Marshall of Clarksville, as well as
a. host of aunts, uncles, and
Funeral services for Jacqueline
were held Thursday, March 31,
2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Macedonia
First Baptist Church with Rev.
Wayne Sumner officiating. Burial
followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
: Hall Funeral. Home in Altha
was in charge of the arrange-
To Find God's Will, Be
Text: Romans 12:2
SA man was praying asking God to
reveal His will to him. He prayed, "Lord,
may my phone ring at 9:21 PM tonight if
Your answer to me is yes."
- How do you find God's will? I really
oan't think God intended it to be compli-
qated or mysterious. Jesus said, "My
sheep listen to'My voice; I know them,
and they follow Me (NIV)." God expects
us to listen to Him and do what He stys.
ii s a normal part of Christian life.
SThere is no easy, three-step method to
finding God's will. But, there are certain
conditions that you must meet before God
communicates His will.
.. First, you must be willing to do what-
ever it is that God wants you do. Second,
you must stop thinking like the world.
Third, you must be transformed by the
renewing of your mind.
S Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in
the Lord and He will give you the desires
of your heart (NIV)." Want what God
wants and He will grant your,desires. In
otherwords, begin to think like God. /
SIt's not as weird as it sounds when you
think about it. It just means that we see
things from God's perspective. When we
stop thinking like the world and begin to
Dhink like God, we become transformed.
-v; d,.'"l't do the same things that we used
to do. We turn from a life of sin and turn to
a life of 'r'hi.,ouilness
.- How does this transformation take
place? Find out what God thinks about
things and act on it. Join people who
ib- ie- the iible and do what it says.
Study the Bible, hear the Word preached,
learn from a godly teacher, and learn to
listen to God, You will begin to stop think-
ing like the world, You will be transformed
when you start thinking like God.
. Ryan ,,..Of.~ial- is a licensed,
ordained Free Wil B.r;t';- Minister host-
iing Bible study in the home. For more
information, call 6 1.-r,;
needs concrete blocks
for new sanctuary
Southside Assembly of God Church
has completed its front foundation.
Anyone who wishes to donate blocks,
mortar, or cash for this cause can do so
by contacting 674-5010 or 674-8834.
The church needs 850 blocks it com-
plete the walls. Cash donations can be
sent to Southside Assembly of God
Church, P.O. Box 300, Blountstown, FL
The pastor and congregation extend
Ambriah Jade Pierce will cele-
brate her 5th birthday on April
11th. She is the daughter of
Stephen and Melissa Pierce of
Clarksville. Her grandparents are
Lennie and Eileen Cataldo of
Ambriah enjoys jumping on the
trampoline with her old brother
Aaron, going to gymnastics and
helping out with her baby brother,
Happy Birthday, Sissy Bear
We love you, Mama, Daddy,
Aaron & Ashton
Happy "Sweet 16" to
Holly Anne Jeppson!
MARCH 27, 2005
We love you,
Dad, Mom, Heidi,.
Hayden and Hans
II ww hecunleco.'eII
Dear Gadsden, Liberty & Calhoun
'wo years ago I obtained my Florida
Dealer's License due to the frustration of
shopping for a used car. Thef6illowlng three
things made car sboppinl a bli headache
;*H1ggling for the best price
StHavini'to come.up wfth $2000 to $3000
for a down -pament. taxes title and ta
U Down '01 Suburban LS
s386/mo Leather and Loaded!
0 Down '01 Ford SuperCrew
389'Lmo LOW Miles! Greal Truck!
0 Down -01 Ford Sport Trac Down
S289/mo Like Newl 231mo
U Down '01 Honda Accordi
'327/mo 4 dbor. V6. Low Miles
0 Down '02 Ford Expedition'
t423/mo Eddie Bauer. Sunroof. TV.
Victory Christian Academy in
Sneads, FL is pleased to
announce the honor roll for the
third quarter for 2004-2005.
These students have main-
tained an "A" average: Sabrina
Aikens, Piccola Baker, Tavious
Blackshear, Ethan Branch,
Ethan Creel, Carlon Dilmore,
Blake Edenfield, Shanice Galvin,
Bianca Garrett, Brittany Garrett,
Chris Germany, Matthew
Grantham, Cade Hall, Sierra
Cassie Hiers, Semantha Hunter,
Heidi Jeppson, Derek Johnson,
Bradly Lewis, Jordan Sweinhart,
Jeremy Proctor, Mary Bontrager,
Jose Duran, Deanna Gortt,
Justin Lewis, Jawon Mosley, Nick
Posey-Cessna, Katie Strawn,
Kayelynn O'Bryan, Caleab Kelley,
Shanice Holmes, Fabian Fant.
IF[ll I Ir l
We Have One
Harrison, Steven Hilburn,
Michael Johnson, Sarah
Johnson, Daniel Leach, Chrissy'
McCoy, Aaron McKinnie, Logan
McKinnie, Haylie McLane,
Kaitlyn Miller, Steven Miller,
Caitlin Peel, Audrey Lynn Ryals,
Joshua Sheard, Gavin Shouppe,
Ali Smith, Allen Suggs, Jennifer
*Paying someone a $5000 $6000 profit
on a $10,000 automobile.
Here's what we've done at Direct Automo-
*All vehicles are priced at the "Loan
Value". which is the price credit unions and
banks will loan you on this vehicle:
*We require NO DOWN PAYMENT on any4
of ouir vehicles. We can even help with sour'
taxes and tag most of the time.
U Down '00 Escalade
'389 /mo Loaded!
0 Down '01 Cadillac deVille 0 Down '01 Honda Civic EX
S349/mo it's ALL CADILLACI 2i1 0/mo 4 door. Sunroof
'01 Ranger Extended
Cab. Edge Pkg. Extras
U Down 2000 Toyota Camry
0 Down '00 Chevy Silverado
346i/mo Z71 4X4 Must See!
Thompson, Savannah Thompson,
Heather Yoder, Briana Young.
These student's have main-
tained a "B" average:
Brittany Baxter, Jonathan
Boyd, Jeremy Brown, Annita
Chance, John Lincoln, Holly
Myers, Sean Perry, Kayla Todd,
Danae' Williams, Gordan Yoder.
*At LOAN VALUE. we make a small profit
and.you get a great deal! .- ,
The best part is we have family on the Tor.
NOT HIGH PRESSURE SOLES, PEOPLE,
If you don't see tfe car of your drea~sip0
this ad, call us. We'll get you pre-appro6ed,
Sell you what it will cost and buy itfor i. .
We, apredate YouWre supporting us, Come
bw or call. :
a i wa y s
We sell all of our cars at
loan value so you don't
need a down payment!
as low as 4.25%
0 Down '02 Mazda B3000
'2491mo V6 dual Sport, Lo Miles
0 Down '00 Acura 3.2TL
'299/mo Leather. Sunroof.
0 Down '04 Pontiac Grand Am
$269/mo V6. Just 7500 miles, ,
0 Down '00 Lincoln LS
S289/mo V8 Personal Luxury!
0 Down '01 Chevy S-10
$210/mo Extended Cabl
U Down '99 Audi A6
$2807mo Sunroof. Leather.
0 Down '02 Sedona Minivan
S272/mo Sunroof. Leather.
0 Down '01 Nissan Pathfinder
*349/mo sunroof, leather, loaded!
Direct Automotive Wholesale
403 W. Jefferson (Hwy 90) 3 Blocks West of Square in Quincy, Next to Dollar General Open Mon-Thurs 9 a m -8 p.m.; Fridayy 9-7; Sat, J -(i p m Closed Sundays
Quincy 850-627-8448 Quincy
All Payments illustrated -with Zero Down, 6% interest, 60 month, With Approved Credit
NOTICE OF LOCAL MITIGATION
The Calhoun County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)
Steering Committee will hold a Meeting to discuss
Wednesday, April 13, 2005.
The meeting will be open to the public and will be held in the Calhoun
County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located in the
basement of the Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue
East, Room G-35, Blountstown, Florida. To obtain additional
information concerning the LMS or the Steering Committee, contact
Don A. "Sonny" O'Bryan, Emergency Management Director/Grants
Coordinator, at (850)674-8075 or TDY 674-5666.
The Steering Committee Meeting is being conducted in a location,
which is accessible to the disabled. Any person who wishes to attend
the Steering Committee Meeting and requires special
accommodations should contact Mr. O'Bryan by April 11, 2005.
0 Down '04 Mitsubishi
*349/mo Spyder GS Cdnvertible
Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's "Not Wanting To Be"
Happy /Uirlhday! from Krystle, Kandice, Ilona,
Patricia, Loretta, Greg and Sue
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