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May 11

2005


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VOLUME 98 NO. 36 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 E-mail news @thecountyrecord.net 500 (Including Tax):


Hiers v. The Bank ends in



mistrial, then agreement


- by Kelli Peacock


A, mistrial was declared
Thursday afternoon in the case of
Jed Hiers v. The Bank, followed
by both parties coming to an
agreement, thus avoiding a new
trial.
Although information about
the basis for the mistrial has not
been forthcoming, sources say it
was not a problem with the jury
or the Liberty County Clerk's
Office.
Steve Carter, attorney for The'
Bank, tells The County Record
both "parties were able to resolve
everything" and he was pleased
with the end result.
Hiers, the ex-president of The
Bank, was seeking in excess of $7
million in lost wages and dam-
ages in the lawsuit against his
former employer filed shortly
after he was fired in January
2003. In a counterclaim, the
Banc Corporation (TBC), that
owns The Bank, alleged they lost
around $33 million due to Hiers'
misrepresentations and omis-
sions. Due to the gag order, there
is no public information available
on the terms of the agreement
between both parties. Hiers
advised he could not comment on
the case.
In the days prior to the mistri-
al, the defense presented several
witnesses including Regina
Nobles, a loan officer with The
Bank's Bristol branch, who testi-
fied that she personally witnessed
Hiers sign a customer's name to a
loan document and made several
other serious allegations.
According, to Nobles, Hiers
wanted to keep past due loans off
monthly reports and went as far
as making new loans so a cus-
tomer could bring a delinquent
loan current. Nobles said another
way to get a loan off the past due
list was to offer a Ready Reserve
Account a line of credit attached
to a checking account,'pro-iding
overdraft protection. For some
customers, Nobles said Hiers had
her set up hefty Ready Reserves -
to the tune of $2.3 million for one
man.
"A Ready Reserve Account is a
loan, but it doesn't report on the
loan side," she explained. "Ready
Reserve is easier to execute than
a new loan and doesn't show up
on the loan report."
The bulk of Nobles' testimony
centered around Ben Watson, a
customer of The Bank's Bristol
branch from Cordele,, Georgia,
who The Bank alleges cost them
nearly $12 million in bad loans.


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Watson reportedly owned a
mechanical contracting business
called GFA and was introduced to
Hiers in 1998 by Roy Bailey of
Blountstown, owner of C & B
Mechanical, an 'underground
utility business. Watson report-
edly acquired C & B, along with T
& R, a business Bailey owned
with his wife, Teresa. He later
purchased North Florida Motor
Speedway in Wewa. For all the


businesses, he took out loans at
The Bank in Bristol.
According to the defense, The
Banc Corporation was unaware
that Watson was tied to all the
loans due to the fact they 'weren't
"linked" in The Bank's computer
system.
Nobles testified that she
assisted Hiers with Watson's
See HIERS, page 11


Federal authorities investigating

Watson pleads to


bank fraud charges
by Kelli Peacock
Ben Watson became a familiar name in the trial of Jed
Hiers v. The Bank and he is now part of a federal investiga-
tion connected to the case.
Federal authorities have charged Watson with executing a
scheme to defraud and obtain moneys. funds, and credits
Trr-ed by and undcr t!7? cor.:roi Mf C & L. Banl;, anid its Juc-
cessor, The Bank. Watson is accused of submitting false and
fraudulent financial statement concerning his net worth, lia-
bilities, and collateral.
According to U.S. District Court records, Watson entered
into a plea agreement last week with the U.S. Attorney's
office. Court records indicate Watson will plead guilty to
bank fraud, punishable by a maximum term of 30 years
imprisonment, a 81,000,000 fine. or both. Watson also
agreed to make restitution to The Bank in an amount to be
determined by the court. His assets that are forfeitable by
law will also be seized.
In addition, Watson has agreed to "cooperate fully and
truthfully with the United States Attorney" and will provide
"complete and truthful debriefings and testimony at grand
jury, trial, and as otherwise requested, Involving any matter
under investigation."
In exchange for his plea agreement, federal authorities
have committed not to issue any further criminal charges
against Watson in the case. Sentencing is set for July 29.
During the Hiers v. The Bank trial. Watson refused to tes-
tify, invoking his fifth amendment right. Testimony by oth-
ers indicated he was responsible for an estimated $12 mil-
lion in loans, but had not been linked to all of them in The
Bank's computer system. Hiers. The Bank's former presi-
dent, was terminated shortly after an internal auditor dis-
covered Watson's connection to all the loans.


McFarland, Harris win speech contest.
Carr School was'well represented at the annual Calhoun County 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest held'
Friday at the Blountstown High School Auditorium. Carr students Katelin McFarland (left) and Cortney Harris walked
away with the first place awards in their divisions. Look inside this issue for more highlights from the event. ''



Altha couple charged with



sexual battery of 16-year-old


by Kelli Peacock
An Altha couple has been
arrested for allegedly engaging a
16-year-old boy in their sexual
activities.
Catherine Hanna Cutchins,
31, and Stephen Andrew
Cutchins, 49, have both been
charged with sexual battery.
According to Inv. Ken Futch of
the Calhoun County Sheriffs
Office, the investigation began
last month after the teen alleged


he had been sexually abused by
the couple. After an interview
with the alleged victim, authori-
ties conducted a controlled phone
conversation between the boy
and Catherine Cutchins. During
the recorded call, the teen sug-
gested a private encounter with


FDOT says

no to two city

traffic signals
by Kelli Peacock
The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) has
denied a request by Blountstown
Mayor Winston Deason to install
traffic lights at two busy intersec-
tions.
Around 600 local citizens
signed a petition to install red-
lights at the intersections of SR
20 and Charlie Johns Street, as
well as SR 71 and Charlie Johns.
The petition drive was organized
by Blountstown resident Glenda
Clark who says she was almost
hit by a speeding motorist at the
SR 20 and Charlie Johns inter-
section.
Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel
also supported the petition, not-
ing both locations have been the
sight of numerous wrecks. Chief
Kimbrel contacted state elected
officials seeking their assistance
in the matter.
According to a letter sent to
Mayor Deason last week from
FDOT Traffic Studies Specialist
Dustie Moss, the results of an
operational and safety study at
the two locations are as follows:
SR 20 at Charlie
See TRAFFIC, page 16


Despite a rule banning flea market vendors in the downtown parking area, this is the scene on any given week-
end. Mayor Winston Deason says he plans to address this growing problem.


Mayor Deason vows to address


downtown flea market problem


by Kelli Peacock
If the downtown parking area
covered in flea market items isn't
your idea of an appealing look for
our community, you aren't alone.
Several business owners and
citizens, along with Blountstown
Main Street members, have com-
plained about the unsightly
appearance of downtown on
Saturday mornings. Blountstown


Mayor Winston Deason is also
planning to address the problem
with city leaders.
The County Record researched
back issues and found an article
from June 1999 detailing an
agreement between the City of
Bl, Li InsiitSXi and Richard
Ramsey, owner of Ramsey Piggly
Wiggly, for the City to lease the
front portion of R.miiiw',"a old
i,.iikiii v.lot downtown. The lot


was leased by the City in order to
provide additional downtown
parking. According to City
Manager Jimmy Hand, the agree-
ment is still in effect.
In the article, Mayor Deason -
at that time Blountstown Police
Chief Deason stated, "No ven-
dors or flea markets of any kind
will be there. It's strictly for


See DOWNTOWN, page 4


Catherine and she reportedly.
never agreed, but also didn't
refuse, his offer to meet.
Due to the content of the conr-
versation, Cutchins was picked
up May 4 at her home on NW
Hanna Lane in Altha and taken
into custody. Following an intern
view, she was booked into the
Calhoun County Jail for sexual
battery. Her interview led to the.
arrest of her husband, Stephen
Cutchins, on the same charges. :
Inv. Futch says the investiga-
tion revealed the couple had cus-
tody of the teen and, on two occa-:
sions, included the boy in sexual;
relations which included watch-
ing sexually explicit adult movies.
According to the alleged victim,
these encounters began shortly
after he moved in with the family
in May 2004.
Catherine was released the fol-
lowing day after posting bond.
Stephen remained in custody at
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The County Record, MAY 11, 2005, Page 2


An estimated 35 bikers from around the region recently participated in a ride across four counties to benefit the
American Cancer Society's Calhoun-Liberty Relay for Life. The Relay is set for May 20-21 at Sam Atkins Park in
Blountstown.

Bikers take ride around region to benefit...


Cancer Society Relay for Life


CaCI raises $1600 for domestic violence task force
! In honor of National Victims Rights Week, employees at Calhoun Correctional Institution raised $1600 for the
Calhoun County Domestic Violence Task Force, CaCI staffers held bake sales and collected money from local con-
t(ibutors to assist the task force in their efforts to help victims of domestic violence. Shown at the check presenta-
tion are (from left) Monica Plis (secretary specialist at CaCI), Carolann Johns (Classification supervisor), Warden
,Iffiey Wainwright, Dcnia Cialtic c% C.aCl. Pam Martin of the task force, and Gail Wood, chairwoman of the task
force.




CRIME REPORT k
stigated Dring the P t W k y by Kelli
.....-.- J E Peacock
Events Investigated During the Past Week by BPD and CCSD


by Brad Brown

On a sunny, spring afternoon
approximately 35 bikers from
several surrounding counties
joined together at the West End
Quick Pic in Blountstown for .a
Relay for Life Ride.
We rode with new people we
didn't know and, with old friends
we haven't seen in a while. What
a wonderful way to get acquaint-
ed with people enjoying them-


selves for such a worthwhile
cause.
The route chosen took us
through 5 cities, 4 counties; see-
ing 2 more in another state, two
time zones, across 2 rivers and
seeing 2 more. After 90 or more
scenic miles, the ride terminated
at the Cornerstone Restaurant in
Marianna where a bountiful meal
was enjoyed by all.
All proceeds from this event
benefits the American Cancer


Society's "Calhoun-Liberty" Relay
for Life, 2005.
A special thanks to our spon-
sors and volunteers: West End
Quick Pic, Scuffed Butt Bike
Wear, Capital City Harley
Davidson, Cornerstone Seafood
Restaurant & Deli, Keefee Corp.,
Brad Brown, Jan Adams, Celeste
Terry, Diana Branch, Eddie
Taylor, Lewis and Sarah Parrish
and John Gordon and Amy
Bryant. Thanks to you all for a
wonderful afternoon!


LetterstIoItheI EdItIor


Blountstown woman leads to mom's arrest
arrested for stealing, on burglary charges
forging church checks A Blountstown woman is behind bars
for burglary with battery after allegedly
SA Blountstown woman was arrested forcing her way into a home to retrieve her
Sunday for allegedly stealing and cashing child.
checks from a local church. Arrested was Sherri Leann Watson,
Megan Phillips, 22, has been charged 20.
with three counts of forgery, theft over According to the Calhoun County
$300, theft under $300, uttering a forged Sheriff's Office, Dep. Mark Mallory spoke
instrument, and violation of probation, with Watson on May 3 in reference to a
SAccording to the Calhoun County child custody dispute. Watson advised her
Sheriff's Office, Phillips was performing child was staying .with his father, James
community service hours at Victory Hill Reagan, 34, and he was refusing to give
Claurch on Ashley Shiver Road when she' the boy back. Dep. Mallory learned there
allegedly took computer generated was no custody agreement or court order
checks and made them payable to herself granting custody of the boy to either par-
- t}oth for $860. She reportedly forged the ent and advised Watson she would need
names of the pastor and an authorized to seek a court order. She reportedly hung
signer, then cashed the checks. A week up on the deputy.
later, she allegedly printed two more Around 6:35 p.m. that evening, Dep.
checks, making several mistakes and Mallory was dispatched to a home on
using several blank checks A bookkeeper J.W. Alexander Road where Reagan and
lor.Ihe i:hur.:h Ialer c.iughlli dTi:.cran "'his son were staying with Reagan's broth-
cy ara auironirrNie oere cori.a.Lcea er and sister-in-law. Watson reportedly
Upon being confronted, Phillips advised Dep. Mallory she had come to
allegedly cried and said she .was..having. talk with- Reagan about-getting her'child
financial problems, noting that she had back and an altercation occurred when
not received a child support check and she entered the Reagan family's home.
had difficulty finding a job. She reportedly Watson allegedly admitted she struck
advised some of the missing checks could Kathy Reagan, sister-in-law of James
be found in her vehicle. Four checks were Reagap, as she reached fbr her son.
recovered, one for $101.94, another for In a sworn statement, homeowners
$1548.54, one printed upside down for Jack and Kathy Reagan reported Watson
$2574.23; and another that was blank. had kicked open a locked door on the
Phillips was booked into the Calhoun south side of their home and entered with-
County Jail and remained in custody at ot permission. They further alleged
press time. Watson busted Kathy's lip during the
altercation. After Dep. Mallory pho-
Child custody dispute tographed the busted lip, dented door-
knob, and damaged sheetrock inside the
home, Watson was taken into custody.
TrIin it Servi7 e In addition, Reagan was arrested on a
a s te C warrant from Gulf County for driving while
Shis license was suspended or revoked.
has funds available ,The couple's child was placed with a
relative.


for more riders

SCalhoun County transit is the
Community Transportation
Coordinator for the County.
Transit has funding available for
the "non-sponsored" individual
that needs transportation to med-
ical appointments or life essential
services. Non-Sponsored funding
is available to individuals that
cannot physically drive them-
selves, who have no one else that
can drive them, or if they cannot
afford gas for their car. Non-
sponsored fares do apply. The
fares are listed below ( all are
round trip fares):
Local, :-..,). Bristol, $4.00;
Madanna, Wewahitchka, Sneads,
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Traffic stop ends
in two arrests on
marijuana charges
A routine traffic stop ended in the


BPD to check

driver licenses

The Blountstown Police Department
will be conducting driver license and vehi-
cle inspection checkpoints during the
weeks of May 8th, thru May 15th on
Central Avenue, Main Street, and River
Street.
Recognizing the danger presented to
the public by defective vehicle equipment
troopers will concentrate their efforts on
vehicles being operated with defects such
as bad brakes, worn tires and defective
lighlingr equipment. In addition, attention
,ill 1 ;r; ir.-.:erl to drivers violating the dri-
ver license laws of Florida.
The Blountstown Police Department
has found these checkpoints to be an
effective means of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all motorists.


arrest of two men on marijuana charges.
Benjamin Jaymes Layne and Robert
Clinton Anderson, both 18, were charged
with possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis.
According to the Blountstown Police
,Department, Ofc. John Mallory and Cpl.
Lee Langley pulled a 1976 Chevy pickup
over Friday night on East Central Avenue
just before 11 p.m. after noticing the vehi-
cle's tag was expired.
After the officers smelled marijuana,
Layne allegedly admitted there was mari-
juana in the truck. Anderson reportedly
confessed that marijuana could be found
in a black box behind the passenger's
seat.
Both men were given a notice to
appear in court.


Hidden Treasures


Ryan
Mcl ',,,,d "

God Communicates
through Circumstances
Text: Acts 14:27;
1 Cor 16:7-10; 2 Cor 2:12;
Col 4:3; Ep 5:15-18
How does God speak? God spoke to
Jacob in a dream. He spoke to John in a
loud voice like a trumpet. He spoke to
Gregory X through opportunity.
It was 1269. There were 2 million
Mongols searching for God. Their leader,
Kublai Khan, heard about Christ from two
Italians. Khan sent a request to Rome.
He wanted, "...a hundred wise men of
the Christian religion...And so I shall be
baptized, and when I shall be baptized all
my barons and great men will be bap-
tized, and their subjects baptized, and so
there will be more Christians here than
there in your parts."
Pope Gregory X sent two friars. When
the journey became difficult, they turned
around and went home. The greatest
opportunity for evangelism in history was
lost.
God speaks to people through open
doors of opportunity and closed doors of
opportunity. Quite often, God will get our
attention through our circumstances. God
will stop us in our tracks so we will turn to
Him for direction. But whenever God clos-
es a door of opportunity, He will open
another one. Then the circumstance is so
awesome that you know you are in God's
will.
God does communicate through cir-
cumstances,.but we need to be sure that
they really are from God. Listen intently to
the voice of the Holy Spirit as He burdens
you with what you ought to do. Measure
everything you do by scripture.
God will never, ever present you with
an opportunity to do something that vio-
lates His Word. It may not make sense,
but it will agree with scripture. God still
communicates today. Are you listening?
Ryan McDougald is a licensed,
ordained Free Will Baptist Minister host-
ing Bible study in the home. For more
information, call 674-6351.



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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.


Dear Editor:
I would like to take a very brief
moment to thank some very spe-
cial people who have shown.great
vision and support for me and the
BHS Football program over the
last several weeks. I will not name
everyone for they know who they
are, but I feel it is necessary to
publicly thank the group as a
whole.

A few months ago, shortly after
our football season was over,
Thad Richards came to me and
expressed a desire to help
improve our program. He had a
vision of assembling a group of
supporters to help bring BHS
Football to another level and to
see it become one of the top pro-
grams in the State. Through his
vision and dedication, many very
dedicated supporters of myself
and BHS Football .have started
the wheels turning to build on
our success from last season.


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Anything from pledging help with
equipment, helping to purchase
rings for our two State
Weightlifting Champions, doing
dozer work to help build a new
practice area for us, and many
other things have shown unbe-
lievable support for our team.
I want to take a moment to say
to everyone involved in this pro-
ject just how much myself and
our team appreciates their gen-
erosity. I have seen programs
with support groups such as this,
but I have never been involved
with such a group. It speaks vol-
umes about the loyalty and com-
mitment the people of this com-
munity have towards this football
program as it has always shown
to all of our sports at BHS.
Everyone should be very proud of
the tradition our school has pro-
vided for so many iye'ars and I am
proud to say that I am a small
part of its history.
I also would like to thank Mrs.


Library sponsoring AARP


Driver Safety class May 25


The Calhoun County Library
is sponsoring the AARP Driver
Safety Program, to be held at the
library at 16908 N. E. Pear Street'
in Blountstown, on May 25 begin-
ning at 8:30.
This is a one day eight hour
classroom refresher to help dri-
vers 50 .years and older to
-improve their skill and prevent
crashes. It covers age-related
physical changes in perception
and 'reaction time, rules of'the
-oad and local driving problems.


Florida law requires all auto
insurance carriers to offer a dis-
count on premiums to qualified
graduates aged 55 and older.
Policyholders should contact
their carriers for more informa-
tion about discounts.
An AARP volunteer instructor
will be presenting this course.
There is a ten dollar fee to cover
the cost of the student book.
Persons interested may call 674-
9682 or 674-8773 or register at
the library.


Neves, our Supenntendent, for
her support since she has taken
over. I have discussed several
issues with her which were my
vision for our program and she
has been wonderful to work with.,
It means a lot to know that all of
our sports, as well as the acade-
mics at BHS, have a solid leader
behind it.
Thank you to all of those who
have began this new phase of
support for us and hopefully we
can repay you with a successful
year in 2005.
Sincerely,
Bobby Johns
BHS Head Football Coach
Dear Editor,
Two weeks ago there was an,
article in the paper and a com-'
ment was made regarding drivers
license office hours in Jackson
County. At the end of the article
Mrs. Burkett stated the Jackson
County Office is "open from 7:30
in the morning and stays open
until 6 at time" Those times are
correct however she failed to
mention that the Jackson County
office is closed on Mondays.
Those times 'apply to Tuesday -
Friday,
Julie Harrison


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May 2: Perez P. Esteban, no valid drivers license
:May 3: Billy Joe Kaufman, violation of state probation; James Reagan,
:warrant/Gulf County; Sherry Ann Watson, burglary with battery
May 4: Waylon Porter, violation of probation; Stacy Futch Shaw, violation of
:probation; Cathrine Cutchins, sexual battery; Stephen Andrew Cutchins, sexual
battery
May 5: Jay Allen Pitts, violation of state probation
May 8: Demetrio A. Huertos, no drivers license; Megan Phillips, forgery/three
,counts, theft over $300, theft under $300, uttering a forged instrument, violation
of probation; Titamus Howard, no motorcycle endorsement; Tracey White,
:driving while license suspended or revoked; Nick Jones, driving while license
suspended or revoked
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.


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Car crashes into Diamond Corner,


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Calhoun Co. 4-H hosts speech competition
The Calhoun County 4-H hosted the annual 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Friday afternoon at the
Blountstown High School auditorium. Students who took first place in their school were eligible to compete in this
countywide event. Winners in the sixth grade division include (from left) Katelin McFarland (1st place), Kristin
Peacock (2nd place), and Harlea Perdue (3rd place).


Fourth/fifth grade division winners include (from left) Charity Bremer (3rd place), Chesten Goodman' (2nd place),
and Cortney Harris (1stplace).

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by Kelli Peacock
A vehicle crashed into The
Diamond Corner in downtown
Blountstown early Sunday, caus-
ing at least $10,000 in damage to

Chamber's final
FLOW meeting set
for Monday, May 23
The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce announces the
third and final session of the
workshop titled, FLOW, which is
facilitated by Touchtone Energy
Cooperatives of Northwest
Florida.
The workshop will be held in
the Heritage Room of the Calhoun
County Public Library on
Monday, May 23, at 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. Lunch is compli-
mentary.
If you attended session one
and/or two and cannot attend
session three, please send a rep-
resentative. Everyone is welcome
but seating is limited. Please
RSVP to the Chamber for a head
count on food and materials by
May 15, via telephone (850) 674-
4519, fax (674-4962), or e-mail
(ccchamber@yahoo com).

"Lions Roar" at

BHS to feature

local musicians
The Blountstown Lions Club
will host the 4th, Annual Lions
Roar Talent & Entertainment
Show on Saturday, May 21, at 7
p.m. in the Blountstown High
School Auditorium.
Come out and enjoy a night of
showstopping local performers
while helping a great cause.
Profits will go toward Lions Club
activities such as, but not limited
to, helping children and needy
personsobtain eye glasses, as
well as selected community pro-
jects in need of help.
Admission is a $5.00 donation.
Tickets are available from any
Blountstown Lions Club member
and at the door.


the business.
According to a Blountstown
Police Department report,
Amanda Michelle Dalafave, 25, of
Malone, was eastbound on West
Central Avenue around 12:30
a.m. when she allegedly ran the
redlight at the corner of Central
and Main. Dalafave's 1988 Chevy


pickup reportedly struck a 1995,
Honda driven by Ly Vo, 28, of
Blountstown. Vo's vehicle spun
clockwise, while Dalafave's truck-
crashed into The Diamond:
Corner, damaging the front wall'
and window, along with the-.
checkout counter inside.-
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Downtown flea markets cont'd


Mr. and Mrs. William Keith Brogden

Britt, Brogden speak vows
Diane Marchant and Steve Marchant are pleased to announce the
marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Anne, to William Keith
-Brogden of Paxton, FL. Keith is the son fo Ruth Brogden and the late
Earl Brogden.
The couple were united in marriage on Friday, April 29, 2005 in
Kay Largo, FL. They are currently residing in Clarksville, FL.


downtown parking only." Deason
also noted that the Blountstown
Police Department would be
Memorial Day
service to be held
on courthouse lawn
VFW Post, Bristol, and
American Legion Post 272,
Blountstown, are hosting a
Memorial Day Service in front of
the Calhoun County Courthouse
at 9:00 AM on Monday, May 30.
All are invited to come out and
join us in remembrance of those
who have died in our nation's ser-
vice. There will be plenty of room
for everyone. Please bring a fold-
ing chair in case we run short.

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enforcing the rule prohibiting
vendors from setting up at the
parking lot.
Since that time, flea market
vendors have slowly started
migrating back to the downtown
lot, with items spread across the
parking area on any given week-
end. Mayor Deason says it's time
for the City to revisit this prob-
lem.
"It's something we're definitely
going to have to take a serious
look at," he tells The County
Record. 'They're popping up all
over town. That puts the mer-
chants at a disadvantage."
While researching the vendor
rules, The County Record discov-
ered an article from April 1960
regarding an ordinance passed by
the Blountstown City Council to


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deal with the problem of peddlers
operating in town. According to
the story, city officials voted to
require anyone peddling in town
to apply for a permit from the
Chief of Police with an application
fee of $200. If the application was
granted, a daily, weekly, monthly,
or annual fee would be charged to
the peddler.
Forty-five years later, there
aren't many door-to-door sales-
men in Calhoun County, howev-
er, peddlers are appearing on


street corners and in front of tax-
paying businesses around the
community, selling wares often
carried by established merchants
who have significant overhead.
Mayor Deason says this is anoth-
er concern he plans to address.
"It's something we need to look
at and get more realistic in the fee
part," Deason remarks. "We have
outside vendors coming in here
and that's creating a problem for
the merchants. We'll be dis-
cussing that in the very near
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Man attacked
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pitbull dogs
A Blountstown man was fortunate
to walk away with only an injured
arm after being attacked by a pair of
pitbulls Monday. Skip Sanborn tells
The County Record he was out for
his morning walk around Pine Island
when a neighbor's pitbulls, who were
restrained on chains, broke free and
began chasing him with their chains
in tow. Sanborn says one of the dogs
began biting his arm as a neighbor,
Sherry Pelton, who happens to be a
nurse, along with her mother, came
out to assist him. He says the
women distracted the dogs so he
could break free. Nurse Pelton
reportedly patched up Sanborn's
arm before he went to the hospital
for treatment. He says- he learned
the dogs had not been up-to-date on
vaccinations and he had to get a
tetanus shot. Sanborn reported the
attack to, the Sheriff's Office.
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advance

by Kelli Peacock

SThe Altha Wildcats are fi
Runners up in the district af
i! defeating Malone and losing
G raceville in the champions
over the weekend in Malone.
The number two seed Ca
went up against number til
M iiilt' Thursday and won 3-2

Tad Scott was on the mour
,i Altha, pitching the enti
lgamc. Hie allowed three hi
struck out six, and walked seven
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miners up in


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to regional quarters

onship game," Coach Arthur Although they lost the title,
Faurot remarks, adding that the coming in second place earned
rst championship was moved to the Cats the right to advance to
ter Saturday due to rain. the regional quarterfinals held
to In the game against Graceville, Tuesday at Okaloosa-Walton
hip Altha came out swinging and Community College. Altha was
took the lead, but the tide turned set to face Rocky Bayou Christian
ats near game's end. "We were ahead School. "If we win, we'll play
ter in the fifth inning 5-4 and, on Friday in the regional semi-
just a couple of routine balls that finals," Coach Faurot explains.
should have been played, we Details on the quarterfinals were
nd made a couple errors and they unavailable at press time.
ire scored five runs as a result," says Looking ahead to next season,
ts, Coach Faurot. Coach Faurot says he and his
;n. The final score was 12-6. "It young team of mostly ninth
ed looked like we got blown out, but graders are ready for the chal-
ho we actually didn't," Coach Faurot lenge before them. "We'll be in a
or- emphasizes. "We played well, we different district with
just made a couple mistakes in Blountstown and Sneads," he
vin one inning that cost us the remarks. "I'm looking forward to
Di- game." that."


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face Piggly Wiggly thursday


by Jim McIntosh

Ir i li.i two ':--'Pl]c- and a home-
rnm in the fir'i inning at Sam
Atkins Park was e.nt'Le.T to raise
the -ispircion of the umpire and
he stopped play and checked the
vi-i jin. Quincy Dixie Boys team's
i He d'isc.c:-d the ;ci,,a'
bat used to produce the games
i. three runs and give Quincy a
9-7 win over the Calhoun County
Marlins on May 2. After the
umpire tossed out the illegal bat,
Quincy only had one extra base
hit the rest of the game.
The Marlins got back those
three runs in the bottom of the
first inning to tie the game, 3-3.
Clayton Smith was issued a walk.
Josh McIntosh reached on an,
error by the third baseman and
Mason Waldorff scored Smith on
a single back up the middle
Ethan Byler produced the third
run when-his sacrifice fly brought
home McIntosh.
SBoth teams would strand a
base runner in the second inning.
Quincy would post two runs in
the third while the Marlins'
McIntosh would reach on a single
with lolne out. Hoeveer, the next
tw.o barters would ground out to
the pitcher tor ri rnd t iW- iF-inic "
Marlins' hurler Ethan .Byler
came "on in relief of starter Jake
Edenfield in the fourth inning.
Edenfield had faced 18 batters in
31/3 innings giving up 6 earned


runs off of 7 hits while striking
out 3 and surrendering 2 walks.
Byler would give up one
unearned run in the fourth
inning. The Marlins went down
in order in the fourth inning.
B', lr gave up a single and a
walk in the fifth inning with one
out but he fanned the last two
batters. With the score 7-3 and
one out, the Marlins' Ryan Frye
and Clayton Smith both reached
on a walk but Frye was caught
stealing third. McIntosh lined a
double to left field and Waldorff
ripped a 2 RBI triple to left field,
scoring Smith and McIntosh.
Byler grounded out to first base
to end the inning.
Quincy would score their final
two runs in the sixth inning.

In their last inning the Marlins'
rally was on. 'With one out
McIntosh looped a single into
right field and was given second
base on the Quincy pitcher's
balk: Waldorff was issued a walk.
Byler reached on an error by the
second baseman allowing the ball
to reach centerfield. Both
McIntosh and Waldorff scored on
the play.. With ,two outs Andrew
Chenvring.n' .-alked and reached
s.ecnr'i'd r'n : fhilder's chroie Jor,',.
Black, who represented-the t:,-ing
run, also reached on a walk.
Then Quincy brought in their
fourth pitcher of the night and
the last Marlins' batter went


down swinging.
Byler did a good job in 3-2/3
innings of relief. He struck out 7
of the 18 batters he faced while
surrendering only 3 unearned
runs off of 4 hits and issued only
3 walks.
The Marlins (1-4) are tentative-
ly scheduled to face Piggly Wiggly
this Thursday (May '12) in
Blountstown and Quincy this
Friday in Quincy. Next Tuesday
the Marlins will be on the road to
take on the Grand Ridge team. All
games start at 6:00 p.m.


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Tigers' Red & White game Friday

by Coach Bobby Johns. a ., "
The 2005 Blountstown High ., -
School annual Red and White a I Im
scrimmage is set for this Friday
night, May 13, at 7:00 at Bowles
Field. ..
With Spring practice coming to -z ip
a very quick end, we have seen -
our share of misfortune thus far.
We have lost a very good player,
Josh Lee, for the remainder of the
spring with a broken leg. This
severely hurts both our defense
and offense for the Red and White
game and also hurts us for the .
fall because Josh will be undergo-


Century Club -
chicken dinners
available Friday
The BHS football team
and Century Club have
been selling bar-b-que
chicken dinners for two
weeks now and will be
preparing them on Friday,
May 13, in front of the
Piggly Wiggly. The cost is
$5.00 and you must have
received a ticket from the
player you purchased the
dinner from. The dinners
will be available for pick-up
between 10:30 a.m. and
1:00 p.m. CT.

ing a 12 week rehabilitation to get
him ready to play.
We are trying to make it
through the remainder of the
spring without any more major
injuries. We are looking at
whether or not we will have
enough players in the right posi-
tion to actually divide teams for
our scrimmage. We are holding at
60 players out for practice with
our eighth graders involved and


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC),
the Florida Foundation for
Responsible Angling (FFRA), and
Half Hitch Tackle present a FREE
Kids' F.=-ihiriL Chnij, .for ctiJdrcn of
all ;ages:: at the Dan.;. Russell
Fishing Pier on SatuYday. June 4.
2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This free clinic allows young
people to learn the basics in envi-
ronmental stewardship, fishing
ethics, angling skills, and safety.
In addition, environmental dis-
plays will provide kids with a
unique chance to experience
Florida's marine life firsthand.
The Kids' Fishing Clinics strive
toward several goals, but our
main objective is to provide. chil-
dren with a positive fishing expe-
rience. Surveys show that pre-
teens who have such an experi-
ence are likely to become lifetime
anglers. We also strive to teach
children, at an,early age, the vul-
nerability of our state's
resources. If they learn this, per-


Chipola College will hold
Cheerleader Tryouts for the
2005-06 squad, May 24-26, at
the Johnson Health Center.
"Male and female Chipola stu-
dents who are physically fit, ener-
getic, and who are committed to
cheering are encouraged .to try
out. Applicants must have a 2.5
high school GPA and be full-time
Chipola students in Fall 2005.
Cheering experience is pre-
ferred and dedication is a must. A


The 2005 Blountstown High School annual Red and White scrimmage is set for this Friday night, May 13, at 7:00
at Bowles Field.


have had some very tough and
physical practices. It has been a
very productive spring thus far
and we are hoping to close it out
with a good scrimmage on Friday.
We are actually very inexperi-
enced at many of our defensive
positions as well as on the offen-
sive line. We have several players
learning new positions and this
spring has been very beneficial
for preparing them for the fall.
All of our players have worked
very hard and our goal of return-
ing to the State Championship is
very reachable if we continue to
improve. We look forward to see-
ing all of you at the game on
Friday. GO TIGERS!!!!!!!
The BHS football team and
Century Club have been selling
bar-b-que chicken dinners for
two weeks now and will be
preparing them on Friday, May
13, in front of the Piggly Wiggly.
The cost is $5.00 and you must
have received a ticket from the
player you purchased the dinner


haps they will use them responsi-
bly.
Fishing equipment and. bait
will be provided for all kids to use
during the clinic, but those chil-
dren who own fishing tackle are
encouraged to bring it. A limited
number of rods and reels will be
given away on a first come first
serve basis. Registration will
open at 9:00 a.m., and there is no
pre-registration. This event is a
catch-and-release activity.
Participants must be accompa-
nied by an adult. If you know a
future angler or a young person
with a love for fishing, bring them
out for a morning of fun and
learning on Saturday, June 4,
2005!
Local sponsors are being con-
firmed. If you or your company
would like to help sponsor this
event or if you would like to vol-
unteer at the clinic, please call
Tom Putnam at (850 234-2621 or
Gall Gainey at. (850) 488-6058.


standing back handspring is the
minimum gymnastics require-
ment. Chipola freshmen must
submit an official high school
transcript, as well as a letter of
recommendation from their high
school cheerleader coach.
Scholarships are available.
For information, contact
cheerleader coach Geraldine
DeFelix at (850) 718-2322, or e-
mail defelixg@chipola.edu


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Carr third graders honor moms
Carr School 3rd grade classes held their annual Mother's Day Tea Tuesday, May 3, in the school lunchroom.
Mothers were treated to refreshments and entertainment. Each mother received special items made by her child.
Students and faculty appreciate the Carr School moms and all their hard work!


Eighth graders crown royalty at prom Saturday

The eighth grade prom was held Saturday night at the W.T. Neal Civic Center with students from Blountstogn
Middle School, Altha School, and Carr School attending. The setting for the evening was a Hawaiian Luau. The high-
light of the evening was the crowning of a prom prince and princess from each school. Crowned were (above from
left) Ashley Mills and Tony Golden of Altha, Jeremy Watson and Emily Williams of BMS, and Jeremy Tipton and Kayla
Yon of Carr. Watson and Williams (shown at left) were named the overall prom king and queen. The event was pre-
sented by Affordable Affairs.

For the first time in school's history...


Chipola awards Bachelor degrees


Erik Anderson is shown with the
edible centerpiece that earned him a
bronze medal at the state FCCLA
competition.


Myers, Atkins

presented with

leadership award

from Blountstown High School
Condolences
The students, faculty, and staff of
Bicuntistonr High'School would like to
exlenc our grEalesl sympall, toe 10 t1i
family of Mrs. Sonya Capps on the loss of
Mr. Chuck Capps. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you.
Students honored with "National
Leadership Award"
Nicholas Myers and Kate Atkiris have
been awarded the American Youth
Foundation's. National Leadership award
in recognition, of personal integrity, bal-.
anced living and potential for leadership.
The honor was presented by Mr. Ronnie
Hand at their award ceremonies held at
BHS on May 4.
The National Leadership Award is pre-
sented each year by the American Youth
Foundation in cooperation with principals,
counselors, country 4-H agents, church
groups, and other organizations across
the country. The award was first offered in
1941 by the late William H. Danforth,
founder of the Ralston Purina Company in
St. Louis, who challenged young people
to achieve their highest potential and to
influence others through lives of service.
The award is inspired by the book, I Dare
You!, written by Danforth, in which he
commends the balanced life of mental,.
physical, social and spiritual development
as the backbone of leadership.
In addition to a certificate each recipi-
ent received a copy of Danforth's inspira-
tional book, I Dare You! and an opportuni-
ty to attend AYF's Leadership Conference
located in Michigan.
Over 7000 schools, 4-H Programs and
other organizations take part in this
National Leadership Award Program year-
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zation with regional centers in Michigan
and New Hampshire. Through its sum-
mer camps (grades 4-12), Leadership
Conference, and group and Adult pro-
grams, AYF inspires people to discover
and develop their personal best, to seek
balance in mental, physical, social and
spiritual living and to make a positive dif-
ference in their communities and in the
wider world.
FYI
May 13 BHS Graduation Practice
May 14 Wild Adventures trip for
band members
May 15 BHS Baccalaureate
May 17 BHS Graduation


BMS Chorus to

present 'Salute

to Broadway'

The Blountstown Middle
School Chorus will present a
Salute To Broadway! Thursday,
May 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the
Blountstown High School
Auditorum. The chorus is made
up of 6th and 7th grade students.
They will be acting and singing
many songs from the musical
Annie. Tickets are available from
BMS Chorus students or you
may purchase tickets the night of,
the performance. The tickets are
$3.00 each.


Blountstown High FCCLA winners

The Blountstown High School Chapter of FCCLA was very busy this past
year. They had a few students compete in the District/State proficiency
events. Allison Owens competed in the occupational short story division and
won at the district level. Bradley Owens competed in the Junior Short Story
Division and also won at district. Josh Lowery won 3rd place at the District
Competition by wowing the audience with a snare drum solo. Erik Anderson
won at District in the Edible Food Centerpiece category. Bradley and Erik
went on to compete at state. Bradley won a silver medal and Erik won a
bronze medal in their respective categories. Shown above are (from left)
Josh Lowery, Bradley Owens and Allison Owens.

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Chipola College awarded the
first bachelor's degrees in the col-
lege's history to 10 graduates of
the college's Mathematics
Education and Biology Education
programs. Eight of the 10 gradu-
ates participated in the gradua-
tion ceremony on May 5.
Graduates of the program are
certified to teach in public
schools in Florida. Members of
the first class are: Clinton
Clemons, Maggie Nesbitt, Salena
Grace, Meghan Smith, Tameka
Larry, Starr Young, Kim Stevens,
Whitney Sims Cherry, Jena
Hamm Jeter and David Shuler.

The program recently earned
State Approved Teacher
Education program by the by the
Florida Department of
Education's Bureau of Educator
Recruitment Development and
Retention. All Teacher Education
programs in Florida must meet
19 rigorous standards ranging
from faculty and facilities to cur-
riculum and evaluation and
assessment. Dr. Kitty Myers,
Chipola's Associate Vice-
President of Instruction and
Baccalaureate Program
Development, said, "We are very
proud thak,,,-,our Teacher


Education program met all 19
standards. The visiting team was
very complimentary of all aspects
of our program."
The DOE review included an
application process with reviews
and responses and a site visit by
a team of educators.
Myers said the Chipola pro-
gram is designed so that gradu-
ates meet all certification require-
ments before graduation.
Minority students in state-
approved teacher education pro-
grams are eligible for generous
scholarships.
Chipola's first class of 10
future teachers compares favor-
ably with the state university
average of 12 graduates per year


in science education and 14 in
mathematics education.
For information about the pro-
gram, contact Dr. Myers at 850-
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Hiers, The Bank trial


"Cinderella"


presented by

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SMembers of the Altha School cho-
rus, under the direction of Tina
Smith, presented the musical J
-'tinderella" last week. Starring in I
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from Altha Public School
SSchool Calendar
S 'Wednesday, May 11 -Third and Fifth
gradE irip 10 Chipola College.
Thursday, May 12 Awards Night
and Kindergarten Graduation
Friday, May 13 Family Breakfast
Sunday, May 15 Baccalaureate, 3
p.m at Altha Church of God
Monday, May 16 Adult School
Graduation


Tuesday, May 17 through May 20 -
Grades eighth-eleventh semester exams
Thursday, May 19 Graduation at
Altha School at 7:00 p.m
Drama Team presents Play'
Altha's Drama Team performed a play
in front of -the school on Tuesday, May 3.
The play entitled, Life of the Party", was
co-written by two of the cast members,
Zach Scott and Sean Aiday It lasted
about an hour and a half and was enjoyed


by all who watched it.
SCaitlin Hansford played Lynarda, a laid
back, friendly guy. She said, I loved
doing -he play. it was so funny and every-
one seemed to enjoy watching it as much
as we enjoyed performing it."
The play also had original choreo-
graphed dancing and music played by
Sean and Zach. Ms. Dudley, one of the
English teachers at Altha School, is the
Drama Team's sponsor. Everyone did an
excellent job on the play.
By: Megan Hansford


loans and accounts which includ-
ed Ready Reserves in the
amounts of $1 million for C & B;
$910,010 for T & R; $2.3 million
for Ben Watson personally; and
$1,035,000 for GFA. Nobles testi-
fied Hiers directed her to set up
each of the Ready Reserves, not-
ing that the GFA account was to
"cover overdrafts and past dues."
Nobles told the court Watson
initially took out a $1,013,582
loan for GFA Mechanical. "It was
originally set up for bonding pur-
poses," she stated, adding later
that "the full amount was
advanced on."
When the $1 million loan was
being prepared, Nobles said she
was told to utilize financial
records from a Calhoun County
company, North Florida
Construction, as if they belonged
to GFA. "I was instructed by Lisa
Vickers [Bristol branch manager]
and Jed to load the spread on my
machine and change the name to
GFA Mechanical," Nobles testi-
fied.
In another instance, Nobles
testified Hiers had her pull the
credit file of C.W. Roberts
Contracting, a company whose
owner, Chuck Roberts, was on
the bank's board of directors. She
said Hiers asked her to use
Roberts' financial in the spread-
sheet for Watson's company
North Florida Motor Speedway.
The spreadsheet was part of a 38-
page fax sent to Jack Hamm, an
internal auditor for The Bane
Corporation who had questioned
Hiers about the Watson banking
relationship.
Tracy Gregg Alford, Hiers' for-
mer secretary, testified that she
typed- some of the documents
based on Hiers' handwritten
notes for that 38-page fax. She
said one of the documents was a
USDA guaranty loan application
that Hiers and Thomas Flowers
had been preparing in the board
room. According to previous testi-
mony, Hiers had brought in
Flowers because he had prepared
USDA loan applications for agri-
culture customers. Previous testi-
monv also indicated Hiers
allegedly told The Bank officials
Watson had applied for a USDA
loan that would guaranty *their
loans and it was due to be
approved any day.
Alford testified thatwhen she


typed the USDA document in
December 2002, it was blank;
however, when she faxed it later
that day, it had been signed. "I
noticed a signature of Ben
Watson's and a date, and a signa-
ture by Jed Hiers," she told the
court, adding that it was dated
for July 10, 2002.
David Carter, an executive
with The Banc Corporation in
Birmingham, testified that Hiers
was listed as part owner of
American Investment Group
(AIG). AIG reportedly owned a
company known as Jefferson
Power that had received loans
from The Bank. However, Carter
testified that the appraisal in the
Jefferson Power loan file actually
belonged to another power com-
pany and the letterhead had been
changed. Nobles testified Hiers
had her change the.names on the
appraisal.
David Carter also testified that
Watson's loans were among sev-
eral that had not been linked in
The Bank's computer system.
After Hiers was terminated,


Carter said a team of loan review-
ers from TBC headquarters and
other branches of The Bank were
brought in to review loans at all
three local branches. "One
evening, I had a meeting with
them in the board room and we
went around the room and I
asked them about any relation-
ships they had concerns about
[their ability to repay the loan],"
Carter recalled. "We made a list
on a grease board and came up
with 47 different relationships
they had concerns about."
Although some of the loans were
resolved with little problems,
Carter said, "Some we took major
losses on."
Although the civil case has
been resolved, federal authorities
have taken note of the allega-
tions. Just last week, Ben Watson
entered into a plea agreement
with federal authorities and
swore to cooperate and provide
testimony in the case. He also
agreed to plead guilty to bank
fraud charges. For more details,
see the related story in this issue.


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Church News Monday Noon


iGLADYS IRENE MACDONALD
S Mrs. Gladys Irene MacDonald,
:88, of Blountstown, passed away
,Thursday, May 5, 2005, in
,Blountstown.
S Mrs. MacDonald was born in
,Jackson County and had lived in
Calhoun County for many years.
She was a past employee of
'Calhoun General Hospital, serv-
ing in the dietary department,
and was a member of the Calvary
'Baptist Church in Blountstown.
S Survivors include one niece,
iGayle Gallagher of Jacksonville;
,two nephews, Jerry Peacock and
his( wife, Valerie, of Tallahassee,
and Doug Peacock of
Blountstown; two great nieces,
Kelli Peacock of Blountstown and
Kim.Jackson of Sneads; and one
great nephew, Jay Walter Peacock
of Tallahassee. Aunt Gladys is
also survived by Dannie Peacock
Bracewell who often visited and
took care of her, along with a first
cousin, Brown Mathis of
Howard's Creek.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 PM Saturday, May 7, grave-
side from the Alford Cemetery in
Alford, Florida, with Reverend
Carlisle officiating. Interment fol-
lowed.
Adams Funeral Home was in
,charge of the arrangements, ph.
674-5449 or online at
www.adamsfh.com.


FRED HEYN
Mr. Fred Heyn, Jr., 84, of
Altha, passed away Tuesday, May
.5, 2005, in Blountstown.
Mr. Heyn was born in Baroda,
Michigan, and had lived in Altha
for the past twenty years. He was
a winemaker and had served in
the United States Army during
WWII.
Survivors include one son,
David Heyn and his wife,
Christine, of Sawyer, Michigan;
one sister, Katherine Orth of
Kalamazoo, Michigan; two grand-
children, David Heyn, Jr. and
Patricia Pierce; six great-grand-
children; and a special friend,
Theresa Luke of Altha.
A memorial service was held at
'1:00 PM Monday, May 9, from the
Adams Funeral Home Chapel in
Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements, ph.
674-5449 or online at
www.adamsfh.com.
CEBELLE SINGLETARY
Mrs. Cebelle Singletary, 86, of
Bristol, passed away Sunday,
May 8,.2005, in Blountstown.
- Mrs:--Singlet-ay,-was--a-a-t-iv-e-
rand life long resident of Bristol.
'She was a member of the Bristol
tUnited Methodist Church, as well
:as a member of the Buddleia
jGarden Club in Tallahassee for
,many, many years. She was the
chief operator for the PBX phone
'service for Florida State
,University and later worked as a
receptionist for the Tallahassee
Federal Savings and Loan until
iher retirement.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 51 years, Richard
,Singletary.
Survivors include two sons,
bDon Singletary and his wife,
Patricia, of Tallahassee, and
Sammy Singletary and his wife,
Barbara, of Bristol; four grand-
children, Ricky Singletary and his
wife, Sheryl, Douglass Singletary
and his wife, Shauna, both of
Tallahassee, and Dana Burns
and her husband, Bruce, and
'ason and his wife, Michelle, of
-Iosford; and six great-grand-
sons.
I Funeral services will be held at
S10:00 AM EST Wednesday,. May
i11, from the Lake Mystic Baptist
Church with Reverend Tim Elder
officiating. Interment will follow
in the Blue Creek Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements, ph.
643-5410 and online at
www.adamsfh.com.
GRACE GENEVIEVE GABLE
Mrs. Grace Genevieve Gable,
precious newborn daughter of
William "Billy" E. Gable, Jr. and
Carolyn Keller Gable, of Grand
Ridge was born on May 2, 2005
and passed away Friday, May 6,
2005.


Grace was preceded in death
by her paternal grandparents,
William Ervin "Buddy" Gable, Sr.
Survivors include her paternal
grandmother, Faye Hutchinson
Gable of Marianna; her maternal
grandparents, Dr. and Mrs.
James W. Keller of Atlanta; four
aunts: Carol Monteagudo of
Atlanta, Linda Gable of Atlanta,
Elizabeth (Betty) Dominski and
husband, David of Little Rock,
AR, Elizabeth Butker and her
husband, Harrison of Atlanta;
one uncle, Andrew Keller and his
wife, Helen of Coral Gables; her
cousins: Catherine, Alex, Jordan,
Michael, Rachel, Sarah, Rebecca,
Charlotte, Harrison, Hunter,
James, Thomas, and Andrew; five
great uncles: Roy Hutchinson of
Altha, Tommy Hutchinson and
wife, Fannie of Altha, Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Keller of Bangor, MI,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keller of
Louisville, KY, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Keller of Lakeland; three,
great aunts: Sue Dykes of Altha,
Mrs. William G. Hall of Atlanta
and Dr. and Mrs. Nelson Moffat of
Marshfield, WI.
Services for Grace were held
Monday, May 9, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church
in Grand Ridge with Rev. Bob
Bradford officiating.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha
was in charge of the arrange-
ments. 850-762-'3965.


JIMMY GORDY BRANCH
Mr. Jimmy Gordy Branch, age
59 of Grand Ridge, passed away
Friday, May 6, 2005 at Flowers
Hospital. Mr. Branch was a hard-
working man who enjoyed farm-
ing. He was preceded in death by
his parents, James Wilmer
Branch and Ellen Weeks Branch;
two brothers: John Emitt Branch
and Henry Thomas Branch and
his brother-in-law, Doug
Johnson.
Survivors include his wife
Sally Branch, of Grand Ridge; two
sons: Jeff Branch and his wife,
Maria of Grand Ridge and Jessie
Branch and wife, Melissa of
Grand Ridge; one brother, Bobby
Gene Branch, Sr. and wife, Faye
of Grand Ridge; one sister, Ellene
Johnson of Grand Ridge; four
grandchildren: Nikki, Jessica,
Cynthia and Melanie and three
great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mr.
Branch were held Tuesday, May
10, 2005 at Shady Grove
Cemetery with Brian Martin and
Marlene Owens officiating.
SHall Funeral Home in Altha
- was--in--eharge-of--ti-H-a- ange- -
ments. 850-762-3965.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND
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Traveler's Rest homecoming

Traveler's Rest Free Will Baptist Church will have their annual
Homecoming service on May 15th. The special guestsfor the day will
be the Carlie Lloyd family. Rev. Lloyd was the pastor of Traveler's
Rest from 1981-1991. The Lloyd family will be singing during the
10:00 a.m. service. Carlos and Thelma Cook will also be providing spe-
cial music. Rev. Carlie Lloyd will be speaking in the 11:00 a.m. hour.
Dinner will be served following the morning service. You are cordially
invited to attend. The church is located at 19573 NWSR 73 in
Clarksville. For more information, please call 674-5761.


Benefit cookout at Gateway


A Benefit Cookout, sponsored
by Gateway Baptist Church will
be held Friday, May 13, begin-
ning at 11:00 a.m. Plates will
consist of grilled chicken with


sides for a $5.00 donation. Plates
can be picked up at the church,
and proceeds will go toward to
Benevolent Fund.


Smith Family Reunion set


The 44th Annual "Smith
Family Reunion" of the descen-
dants of the late couple, Jesse
Daniel Smith and Mattie
(Williams) Smith, will be held on
Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Four
Mile Creek Park in Clarksville.
All friends and relatives are


invited by the descendants of:
Lemuel Smith, Effle (Smith)
Hollington, Lee (Smith) Attaway,
John Dewey Smith and Hattie
(Smith) Ramsey
We will have lunch about
12:00 Noon (ct). Please come and
enjoy this time with us.


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Assembly of God Church
Pastor, Charles Royals
Sunday Services Hwy.20West
Sunday School...9:45 AM 13th Street
Morning Worship...11:00 AM ountstonreet
Evening Worship...5:30 PM Blountstown, FL
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM 850-674-4331

Meaningful Bible Study...................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship................................ 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship.......................6:00 PM
'Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study.......... 6:30 PM
a 1 Pastor Tom Stallworth
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ


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REJOICE in God's Grace, RENEW our hearts .in God's Love and
REACH OUT following the example of Christ


20500 Central Ave. West
Blountstown, Florida
STEVEN D. WARREN, PASTOR


850-674-8254
850-674-3144


WORSHIP SERVICE:
SJ SUNDAY
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19359 SR 71 North, Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5747 email: info@rivertownchurch.info
Website: www.rivertownchurch.info


St. Mary Missionary

Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
850-674-8716
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM


SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
SSunday School 10:00 AM Rih eStudv 7n00 PM


LARRY WHITE,
PASTOR
482-4825
CHURCH PHONE
674-8884


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and Liberty County! We are proud of you...
PARENTS: Graduation time is here! Be sure to talk to your teens about
the consequences of drinking and driving.


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KCCB volunteers honored at reception
Keep Calhoun County Beautiful, Inc. (KCCB) honored its volunteers with a reception Friday, April 29, at the con-
ference room of the County Extension office. Each person attending was presented with a water bottle with the
inscription "KCCB, Inc. Appreciates its Volunteers" along with the recycling logo. If you would like to become a vol-
unteer, please call 674-5635.


New initiative will assist small


farmers reach conservation goals


'Tree planted

,in honor of

|Coot Chapman
SApril has been a very busy month
for Keep Calhoun County Beautiful,
Inc. In addition to the Great
:American Clean-up, they have found
,time to honor the late Charles "Coot"
*Chapman by planting a cherry tree
-at the south entrance of the Calhoun
:County Courthouse. This event took
Space on, National Arbor Day and
,was attended by courthouse employ-
tees and other guests. Terry Stone
:gave the invocation and paid tribute
to the late "Coot" Chapman, as did
'Commissioner Jim Pickron. Doris
Traylor, KCCB Chairwoman, is
.shown presiding over the ceremony.
,Also pictured is Dowling Parrish as
he plants the tree in memory of Coot.

Chamber Board

meets on the 2nd

Thursday; May 12
The Board of Directors of the
,Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce meet the second
Thursday of each month in the
Chamber's conference room at
20816 Central Avenue E., Suite
2, Blountstown, Florida. The next
meeting date is May 12, at 12:00
p.m. (noon) CST. Please call 674-
4519 for information.


State Conservationist, Niles T.
Glasgow, has announced a new
Small-Scale Farm Initiative to
help farmers overcome barriers
they face in reaching their con-
servation goals.
The NRCS established this
new' initiative to help small farm-
ers to co-exist side-by-side with
larger agricultural operations. It
will enhance the viability and
economic livelihood of Florida',
estimated 23,000 small farmers
and ranchers.
This initiative is critical to the
quality of life of small farmers
and ranchers in sustaining their
operations and will be available
in twelve states throughout the
southeast including: Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia,
Kentuc ky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina. South Carolina,
Tennessee. Virginia. West
Vi r inia and the Caribbean Area.
The 2002 Farm Bill recognizes,
supports and promotes the
unique interests of small farmers
and ranchers. The Small-Scale
Far n/Limited Resource Producer


Initiative focuses on revising
guidelines on conservation prac-
tices and policies that have
caused small farmers and ranch-
ers not to participate in Farm Bill
programs or prohibited them
from ranking high enough to be
enrolled in a program.
The sign-up period for the
Small-Scale Farm/Limited
Resource Producer Initiative in
Florida is May 2 20, 2005.
Priority issues being addressed
are fencing, requirements, irriga-
tion of small acreages, and
improvement of soil health
through use of specific practices.
The cost share rate is 75% from
NRCS with 25% due from the
producer (unless the applicant
qualifies as a Limited Resource
Producer which is 90% from
NRCS with 10% due from the
producer). To assist this initia--
tive in reaching their objectives
both acreage and Adjusted Gross
Income (AGI) caps are set for
Florida. The acreage cap is less
than.179 acres and the AGI cap is
set at a range from $1,000 -


$70,000.
For more information, contact
Brian McGraw at the
Blountstown USDA Service
Center, 17413 NW Leonard
Street, Blountstown, Florida
32424. Call us at (850) 674-
8271.

Free web-based

word class offered

at public library
Stop at your library and par-
ticipate in a FREE web-based
word class. Classes are Tuesday
and Thursday mornings. from
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon,
Classes will be held on May 17,
19, 24, 26 and 30. To attend you
must have a current library card.
be familiar with Computer Basics
and Window Basics. Call Jane
Breeze, Technical- Instructor, for
more information or stop by your
library and sign up.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING,

'-ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION

ALLOWING A SPECIAL USE OF LAND


CALHOUN COUNTY FLORIDA

The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing on a proposal to allow the special use of land for a Commercial
Bog-In Racing Facility. The proposed use would be located on an
approximate eighteen (18) acre site, East of Highway 71, approximately
4 miles South of Highway 20, in Section 18,Township 1 South, Range 8


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Pursuant to Article II of the Calhoun County Land Development Code, a
Special Exception is a use that would not be appropriate generally or
without restriction throughout a land use division or district but which, if
controlled as to number, area, location, or relation to the neighborhood,
would promote, the public health, safety, welfare, morals, order,
comfort, convenience, appearance, prosperity, or the general welfare.
Such uses may be permissible in a land use classification or district as
a special exception if specific provisions for such special exception are
made.

The Public Hearing to consider thieSpecial Exception will be held on
TUESDAY, May 17, 2005; at 3:00 P.M. at the Calhoun County
Courthouse, Commission meeting room.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such
person will need a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
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ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION

ALLOWING A SPECIAL USE OF LAND


CALHOUN COUNTY FLORIDA

The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public
hearing on a proposal to allow the special use of land for a Commercial
Market and Feed Store Facility. The proposed use would be located on
an approximate seven (7) acre site, North of Highway 274, on NW
Walter Potts Rd, in Section 28,Township 2 North, Rangell West.
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Special Exception is a use that would not be appropriate generally or
without restriction throughout a land use division or district but which, if
controlled as to number, area, location, or relation to the neighborhood,
would promote, the public health, safety, welfare, morals, order,
Comfort, convenience, appearance, prosperity, or the general welfare.
Such uses may be permissible in a land use classification or district as
a special exception if specific provisions for such special exception are

made.

The Public, Hearing to consider the Special Exception will be held on
TUESDAY, May 17, 2005, at 3:00 P.M. at the Calhoun County
Courthouse, Commission meeting room.


Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such
person will need a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose
such person may need to ensure that a verbatim .record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
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Blountstown City Council
Regular Session Minutes
March 8, 2005, 6 p.m.

The City Council, City of Blountstown,
County of Calhoun, State of Florida, met
in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 8\
2005 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Council
meeting room with the following members
of the City Council present: Mayor R.W.
Deason, Councilwoman Janie Boyd,
Councilman Clifford Jackson, Councilman
John Tomlinson and Councilman Steve
Bailey.
Also present were City
Manager/Engineer Jimmy Hand, Police
Chief Glenn Kimbrel and City Attorney
David House.
Others present included Cissy
Barfield, Harry Hagan, Ben Hall, Mike
Calhoun, Marc Tomlinson, Kim Tanner,
Jonathan Kimbrel, Charles Sherrod,
Rodney Smith, Kelli Peacock, Doris
Traylor, Jessie Ehrich, Adrienne Wood,
Tony Shoemake, Yvette Carabeo, Katrina
Vaughn, Bill Nobles, Terrel Yon, Geri
Griffin.
Mayor Deason called the meeting to
order at 6:00 PM.


Councilman Tomlinson led the invoca-
tion and Councilman Bailey led the
Pledge of Allegiance.
The following minutes were presented
to the Council for their approval: Regular
Session February 8, 2005. Councilman
Tomlinson made a motion to accept the
minutes as presented. Councilman
Bailey seconded the motion. The motion
carried.
Next was the discussion of monthly
bills through February 28, 2005.
Councilman Tomlinson made a motion to
pay the monthly bills. Councilwoman
Bailey seconded the motion. The motion
carried.
The following were added to the open
agenda: Terrel Yon
The first item on the agenda was the
City vehicles. The Mayor suggested
addressing this item at the Special
Session which will be held on Tuesday
March 15, 2005. It was the consensus of
the Council to address this item at the
March 15, 2005 Special Meeting.
Next, the Police Chief addressed the
Council concerning the speed bumps
being placed on Lambert Street. Chief
Kimbrel feels that at this time no speed


bumps need to be placed on this street.
He also stated that the 3 and 4 way stop
signs have not been placed at this time
because they are waiting on the signs to
be delivered.
The City Council addressed the City
Utility Deposits being refunded to the cus-
tomers. Kim Tanner addressed the
Council with a recommendation.
Councilman Tomlinson made' a motion to
go forward with the proposed policy
adding commercial customers to the poli-
cy. Commercial customers have to be
with the City for 5 years with the last 18
months showing good standing with the
City and if any customer is turned off for
any reason the customer will have to start
over with a new deposit. Councilwoman
Boyd seconded the motion. The motion
carried. The refunds will be credited to the
qualifying customer accounts starting in
March.
Next, Kim Tanner (Finance Director)
presented the Council with a proposed
policy on utility bill averaging. After a brief
discussion, it was the consensus of the
Council to'accept the proposed policy on
utility bill averaging. A notice will be put
in the paper notifying citizen's of the utility
deposit refund policy and the utility bill
averaging policy.
Next, Kim Tanner informed the Council
of the maturity date on the CD is May 13,
2005.
Charles Sherrod, Marc Tomlinson, and


Bill Nobles briefly addressed the Council
concerning 3 proposed projects for the
WWTP. There was a lengthy discussion
on this item. Bill Nobles with Melvin
Engineering informed the Council that all
three projects tie in together. Councilman
Tomlinson made a motion to go forward
with the project so all three projects can
be handled the most economical way.
Councilman Jackson seconded the
motion. The motion passed with a 3 to 2
vote. Councilman Bailey and
Councilwoman Boyd voted against the
motion. Councilman Tomlinson and,
Councilman Jackson voted in favor of the
motion. The Mayor was the deciding vote,
voting in favor of the motion.
Councilwoman Boyd requested the min-
utes to reflect the reason she voted
against the motion was because the
money was not fully covered in the bud-
get.
Next Katrina Vaughn with Florida Gas
Utility addressed the Council concerning
several issues. First Mrs. Vaughn dis-
cussed the gross receipt tax with the
Council. After a brief discussion Mrs.
Vaughn requested the Council's support
concerning the gross receipt tax. Mrs.
Vaughn encouraged the Council to talk to
the legislature about this issue. Mrs.
Vaughn briefly discussed the contract for
the City's natural gas transportation ser-
vice from Florida Gas Transmission. No
action needed to be taken on this item.


Next Mrs. Vaughn asked the Council to
confirm a representative from the City Of
Blountstown to the Florida Gas Utilities
Board to serve in the future. Councilman
Bailey made a motion for City
Manager/Engineer Jimmy Hand to contin-
ue to be the representative from the City
of Blountstown. Councilman Tomlinson
seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Next, Chris Atkins, Kelli Peacock, Vicki
Montford, and Tony Shoemake addressed
the Council representing Main Street.
Main Street addressed concerns of a 5-
year plan. They presented some ideas to
the Council. Main Street requested the
City Council to commit the next CDBG
grant cycle for downtown revitalization. It
was the consensus of the Council for
Main Street to look for funding for down-
town revitalization and present it to the
Council. Mr. Shoemake requested the
fence be taken down at the train park.
After a brief discussion Councilman
Tomlinson made a motion to take the
fence down at the train park. Councilman
Bailey seconded the motion. The motion
carried.
The City Manager/Engineer
addressed the Council concerning a
back-up system for City Hall. The Council
did not want to purchase a new back-up
system at this time and instructed that
back-up tapes are to be taken from City
Hall and the Police Department to the


WWTP everyday.
Next Mr. Terrel Yon addressed the
Council requesting a speed bump be
placed on Fannin Ave. No action was
taken on this item. Mr. Yon also requested
additional traffic lights in town. Chief
Kimbrel informed the Council of a petition
that has been signed for a traffic light to
be placed at Hwy 20 and Charlie Johns
Street also another traffic light at Hwy 71
and Charlie Johns Street. Chief Kimbrel
requested a letter of support from the
Council to D.O.T. It was the consensus of
the Council to provide a letter of support
concerning the traffic lights.
Kim Tanner briefly updated the Council
on the FRDAP applications. Mrs. Tanner
also updated the Council on the funding.
from D.E.P. The Legislation has basical-
ly abolished the funding for the
Disadvantage Small Communities Waste-
Water Grant Program. The City was:
below the cut off line. They did not:
choose the City for funding. Kim Tanner-
and the City Manager/Engineer strongly:
suggested to the Council that they go to
the legislatures and try to get this funding.
Mrs. Tanner informed the Council that a
"Community Budget Issue Request" has:
been sent to the senator and representa-
tive asking for the same money for sewer'
lines.

See MINUTES, Page 16:


IN TE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEbNTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, ZLORIDA
CASE NO,: o004-122-CA
JUDGE: Hon. Hents McClellan
INRL
FORFEITURE OF A 1992 FORD
RANGER TRUCK,
VIMI: 1FTR141XSPA67234
NOTICE OF COMPLAINT
TO: ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM AN
INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL
PROPERTY:
FORFEITURE OF A 1992 FORD RANGER
TRUCK.
VIN: IFTCRI4X3SPAB7234
NOTICE is given pursuant to Sections 932.703
and 932.704. Florida Statutes (2003) that the
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND
MOTOR VEHICLES (Department), acting
through its division, the Florida Highway
Patrol, seized the above-described personal
property on February 19, 2005, in Calhoun
County, Florida, and Is holding the personal
property pending the outcome of forfeiture
proceedings. All persons or entities who have
a legal interest in the subject property may
request a hearing concerning the seized
property by contacting the undersigned. A
complaint has been filed in the Circuit Court
of the FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, in
and for Calhoun County, Florida. On March
23, 2005. the trial court entered an order
finding probable cause. If no claimants appear
within 20 days, the Department will be
seeking a final order of forfeiture.


Dated April 28, 2005


CHARLES J. CRIST, JR.
ATTORNEY GENERAL


ANTHONY ANDREWS
Assistant Attorney General
Office of-theAttorney General
The Capitol. Suite PL-01
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050
Telephone (8501 414-3300
May 4, 11, 2005


S THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2003-352-CA
THE BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
JAY HOYT RACKLEY, and
RUDOLPH J. RACKLEY, JR.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered in the
above-captioned case, I will sell the property
situated in Calhoun County, Florida, described
in as:
Parcel I: South 1/2 of Section 27, Township 2
North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida.
Lying East of State Road 71.
Parcel II: North 1/2 of Northwest 1/4,
Township 2 North, Range 9 West. Also, all that
portion of North 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of
Northeast 1/4 lying and being on East side of
Highway #71, Section 33, Township 2 North,
Range 9 West, less that portion owned by the
Horton family.
Parcel m: Commence at a 3/4 inch crimped
iron pipe marking the Southwest Comer of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section
15. Township 2 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun
County, Florida and run thence North 00
degrees 00 minutes 27 seconds East a
distance of 535.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said POINT OF BEGINNING
thence continue North 00 degrees 00 minutes
27 seconds East 85.00 feet, thence South 89
degrees 59 minutes 33 seconds East 98.41
feet to the westerly Right of Way boundary of
Main Street (State Road No. 71) (70 foot Right
of Way), thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes
27 seconds West along said westerly Right of
Way boundary a distance of 85.00 feet, thence
North 89 degrees 59 minutes 33 seconds West
98.41 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Calhoun County Courthouse, in
Blountstown. Calhoun County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. CST on June 2, 2005.
DATED this 21st day of April, 2005.
Ruth W. Attaway,
Clerk of Court
May 4, 11, 2005




BTAFFORD CREEK DEBRIS REMOVAL EWP -
D.E.R. CA-0121
PROJECT # 14.093
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners
will receive sealed bids from any qualified
person, company or corporation Interested in
constructing this project.
STAFFORD CREEK DEBRIS REMOVAL EWP -
D.S.R.
CA-0121
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc. 324 Marina Drive, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200, The bid
must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida
Statutes, on public entity crimes.
Completion date for this project will be 90
daYv from the date of the Notice to Proceed
presented to the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specified date will be set at
$500.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
sealed bid, the bid number and what the bid
Is for.
Bids will be received until 1:30 P.M. (CDT).
on Tuesday, Juie 7. 2005. at the Calhoun


County Clerk's Office, Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Room
130. Blountstown. Florida 32424, and will be
opened and read aloud on June 7. 2005, at
2,00 P.M. (CDT).
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
$2.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks
should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right tu waive Informalities in any bid, to
accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to
accept the bid that in their Judgment will be in
the best interest of Calhoun County.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9:30 AM
(CDT) on May 31, 2005 at 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 32424.
If you have any questions, please call David
Kennedy at (850) 227-7200.
May 11, 18. 2005




WEATHERIZATION BIDS
The Board of County Commissioners will
accept sealed bids on May 17, 2005 at 3:00
P.M. or as soon afterwards as practical in the
County Commission Board Room, 20859
Central Avenue East, in Blountstown, Florida
for contractors interested in the weatherizing
of houses and mobile homes. Specifications
may be picked up at the Weatherization Office
between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M.
Bidders must provide proof of General Liability
and Workman's Compensation Insurance in
the Bid Package. The Insurance must be in
force at the time of the bid opening. As an
alternative to providing Workman's
Compensation Insurance, the prospective
bidder shall provide proof of worker's
compensation exemption. Any person
claiming to be exempt shall be subject to an
on-the-job inspection for proof of exemption
and license of all workers on job site. For
further information, please contact Faye Bailey
at 674-2571.
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April 27; May 4, 2005




BID NOTICE
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES
"SHIP PROGRAM"
The Calhoun Board of County Commissioners
will accept sealed bids on'behalf of its State
Housing Initiatives Partnership "SHIP" Program
for the rehab of houses until 12:30 P.M. local
time on Tuesday, May 17, 2005. Bids may be
delivered to the Clerk's Office in the Calhoun
County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida
32424. Bids must arrive before deadline.
Bids will be opened on May 17, 2005 at 3:00
p.m. or as soon afterwards as possible.
Bids must be sealed in an envelope marked
"Sealed Bid For "SHIP Rehab" and identified by
the name of the firm, and the date and time of
the bid opening.
Bid sheets and specifications may be
obtained by contacting Dowling Parrish or
Faye Bailey, SHIP Administrators, 20859 East
Central Avenue, Room 309, Blountstown,
Florida, phones (850),674-8046 or 674-2571.
A Mandatory Prebid Conference will be held
on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. local
time in the Calhoun Building Department
located on the 3rd floor of the Calhoun County
Courthouse.
Rehabs will be bid. It is the responsibility of
the vendor/contractor to purchase all permits
deemed necessary.
Bidders must provide proof of general
liability and Workman's Compensation
Insurance in the bid package. The insurance
must 'be in force at the time of the bid
opening. As an alternative to providing
Workman's Compensation Insurance, the
prospective bidder shall provide proof of
Worker's Compensation Exemption. Any
person claiming to be exempt shall be subject
to an on-the-Job inspection for proof of
exemption and license of all workers on job
site.
Minority contractors are encouraged to
participate. Calhoun County Is an Equal
Opportunity Jurisdiction The Calhoun
County Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any informality.
The signing of the contract Is contingent
upon the approval of and/or release of funds
by the Florida Housing Finance Agency.
Calhoun County is/ an Equal Opportunity/Fair
Housing County.
April 27; May 4, 2005




INVITATION TO BID
Notice Is hereby given that sealed bid
proposals will be received by the Board. of
County Commissioners of Calhoun County,
Florida until 12:30 P.M. on May 17, 2005.
Bids will be publicly opened at 3:00 P.M. or as
soon afterwards as practical on that' date for
the following item:
FOUR INCH (4) water well and pump
(water line to house and electric also)
Specifications may be picked up at the "SHIP"
Office at the Calhoun County Courthouse,
Room 309.
SMay, 4. 11, 2005




ACCEPTING BIDS
The Board of County Commissioners of
Calhoun County will be. accepting sealed bids
for New Septic Systems until 12:30 P.M. on
Tuesday, May 17, 2005. Bids will be opened
at 3:00 P.M. or as soon afterwards as practical
on that date.
Specifications may be picked up In the
"SHIP" Office or the Building Department, For
further Information you may call Faye Bailey
at 674-2571 or Dowling Parrish at 674-8046.
The Board reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids.
May 4, 11, 2005


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POSITION OPENINGS
Gulf Coast electric Cooperative will be accepting resumes for the
position of manager of Engineering through May 25, 2005. The
Manager of Engineering must be able to effectively plan, direct,
and control all engineering matters relating to the cooperative's
electrical distribution system. Working knowledge of SCADA and
experience in testing and maintaining controls and relays helpful.
Proficiency in personal computer, word processing, spreadsheets
and database desirable. Responsibilities include supervision of
the engineering department and the Wewahitchka district
operations personnel along with coordinating work with our
consultant engineering firm.

Candidates must have outstanding communication and
interpersonal skills and supervision abilities. Qualified
candidates are required to have a degree in Electrical Engineering
and a minimum of five years experience with an electric utility,
preferably a cooperative. A candidate with a Professional
Engineer (PE) designation is preferred.

The Cooperative serve approximately 19,500 meters in primarily
four counties in northwest Florida, having its headquarters in
Wewahitchka, Florida.

The Cooperative offers an excellent benefits package. Please
submit a resume including references and a recent salary history
by May 25 to:

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Roy Barnes, C.E.O.
P.O. Box 220
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465

E-mail: rbarnes@gcec.com
Phone: (850)639-2201 x2020
5/11/2005



SSUBSTITUTE DRIVER
Calhoun County Senior Citizien: A,..r.:,al;,r in.. iCihoun County
Transit) is seeking applications for a substilule dnver. A Class D
Florida Driver's License, a good driving record, must be able to pick up
2u00-hs. with assistance, and one year professional driving experience
are require?----G First Aid, and completion of a Defensive Driving
Course are required, ut may e obta~ied aher 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, May 25,
2005.
May 11, 18, 2005


HELP

WANTED

Interim healthcare
has an immediate
opening for a
CNA/CHM
in the Altha &
Blountstown Area.
Please call
482-2770 between
the hours of 8-5
Mon-Fri to
schedule an
interview
4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25


ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
The Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office is currently accepting
applications for a full-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
4 p.m.






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No experience required. Covenant
Transport has immediate openings for
entry-level semi drivers. Our avg Drivers
earn more than $36K first year. Regional
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area. For a solid new career, call Today
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SUTTON CREEK
APARTMENTS
Immediate opening for
assistant
.manager/maintenance. 32
hours w/benefits. Office &
computer experience
necessary. Ability to work
independently. Light
maintenance duties. Drug
free workplace. Must have
valid dr. license &
transportation. Some travel
possible. Equal Opportunity
Employer. Apply at 16978
N.W. Mayo. Street,
Blountstown, FL or call 850-
674-4202. TDD/TTY 711.
TFC

TELLER POSITION-

Full time Teller position
available. Prior cash
handling experience
preferred. Applicant
must have good
customer service and
communication skills.
Resumes may be faxed
to 643-2171 or mailed
to PO Box 550, Bristol,
FL 32321.
AA/EOE
4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25


I SERVICES

BE PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES!!
First Aid/CPR w/AED
Bloodbome Pathogens /HIV
To schedule your class call:
Crystal Newsome, RN
at 850-674-5730
Single/Groups
Our Facility or Yours

An Alternative to home schooling.
Dr. Tamaria Joyner is preparing her
schedule for the school term beginning in
August 2005. Most grade levels accepted.
Limited enrollment, so cal now to secure a
place for the upcoming year. Ifyou have
questions, please call 674-2633 for more
information.
** ***********.

STUMP GRINDING
Reasonable Rates Free Estimates
Call Chris Nissley
674-8081


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RENTALS

7 Days A Week Service
5xl0...$20 10x10...$40
1 0x20...$80
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SLLEYPES
INSURANCES
AUTO- HOME LIFE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
For 4 Friendh' Quole Call
674-54933 ,
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LOST & FOUND

Found: female roitweiler Call to
identify, 674-5820.
*A*************
Lost: red and white female bulldog, 1 yr.
old, last seen on Macedonia Church Rd.
Children's pet, reward if returned. Call
674-5285.
*** ***********
Lost: Quaker parrot on April 30, near Big
Bend Sporting Goods. Answers to the
name of Sam, has a red anklet on foot,
small reward offered if found. Call
674-8320.
****************
Lost!! Please help! Our son is
heartbroken! Two dogs lost off Hwy. 275 S.
on Saturday, May 7. Lost are 1 small
brown cairn terrier with a white/pink collar
and 1 black/brown/white husky with a blue
collar. Please call Andrea Hagler at
237-2645 with any information.


CARS & TRUCKS

Chevy 1500 pickup, 1988,2 WD, V-6,
looks good, runs good, $1800. Call
643-7757 or 674-1261.

VW Cabriolet, 1992, Wolfsburg edition,
50K on engine and tranny. New CV, struts,
houses and belts. Needs paint and a little
TLC. Runs great, $2,000 OBO. Call
762-8835.
***************
Chevy Z71, 2003, extended cab, custom
rims, new tires, fender flares, toolbox,
39,000'miles. Sacrifice $22,500. Call
762-8234 or 272-6168.
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WANTED I

Wanted to buy 1-5 acres of land with or
Without house, south of Hwy. 20 in Calhoun
County from owner. Call 674-5026 or
674-5887.
***************
Wanted old, pieces of Noritake china in
pattern (Silver Dale 5994). Call 674-4857.

FREE PETS

Free kittens, to a good home, 4 males, 1
female, litter box trained. Call 762-9245.
***** *** ***


FOR SALE

Bedroom suite, Off white, queen size
bed with all new hardware, very heavy
duty, all glass tops are beveled glass, $450;
mattress & box spring set, $100. Call
Brenda Hurst at 674-8381 after 6 p.m.

Bath tub, 5' Kohler right hand bathtub,
never been used, great shape.; Hotpoint
,washer, $75. Call 643-1979.

Bed, New Visco NASA Memory Foam
Mattress Set. Still boxed, factory
warranty, can deliver. Mfg. list $1200, sell
$400. Call 850-425-8374.
***************
Dirt bike, 2003 RX125, excellent
condition, garage kept, $1200 OBO. Call
272-0858 or 762-9395.

Computer, Brothers Word Processor
with monitor, excellent condition, $150.
small animal cage, $5; toddler car seat,
$25. Call 674-8320.

Digital camera, JVC, with carrying case
and complete software, $65. Call
643-2734.

Water heater, used, works fine, $25; new
rollaway. bed,. 39" wide, $50. Call
674-5139.
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New Shaklee water filters at clearance
prices. New filters for delicious, healthy
water. Reyerse osmosis, MTS, and Whole
House Filters. At less than half the original'
prices. Albin Byler, 21587 Hwy. 71N,
Altha, FL. Call 674-8227.



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YARD SALE

Multi family yard sale, Saturday,
Highway 71N. across from Oglesby.
Clothes of all sizes, car audio equipment,
household items, toys, etc. Call 762-8429.

Covenant House annual yard sale,
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until at 11636 Chipola
Park Rd. Like new living room set, Stihl
weed eaters, Stihl chain saw, e-tools, 1986
Dodge New Yorker, appliances, TV's,
bikes, mowers, paint, bed sets, hardware,
plumbing, boat w/trailer, furniture, clothing
misc. items.
****************
Garage sale, May 21, 20048 SW Sherry
Ave:, Blountstown, 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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AUCTION
AUCTION
Sat., May 14,9:00 a.m.
Hwy. 231 N. Campbellton, FL
Dispersal of (2) local farms,
surplus county, and city equipment,
plus local consignments.
Mason Auction & Sales LLC. FL#642
850-263-0473 Office 850-849-0792 -
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850-258-7652 Chad
850-849-6391,- Todd


FOR RENT

RV trailers for rent, $75 -$80 week,
most utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.
*********** ***
For rent 2 bdr trailers., semi-furnished,
no pets. 674-4011.
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FOR RENT
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

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Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
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REAL ESTATE

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woodlands, road frontage on two sides.
Call 1-850-643-3509 after 5:00 p.m. or
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The County Record, MAY 11, 2005, Page 16


Traffic lights cont'd


Stolen truck pulled from river
A truck reported stolen last Wednesday was pulled from the Aparachicola River Sunday morning after boaters
struck the vehicle while launching from Neal Landing. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Nick
Keller has been investigating the theft of the 1993 GMC pickup that was reportedly stolen from the Charlie Wood
Road home of Jimmy Hood. Dep. Keller's report indicates Hood was in the process of purchasing the truck from
James Willey Kelley when it was taken from his home sometime during the early morning hours of. May 4. Anyone
with informationon this case is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 674-5049.


Minutes continued


C iie Kimbrel stated that the Fire
iepaitnt would like to have there own
y,. i-:ae...,- F: r;? Chief Ben Hall briefly
intoamed the Council of some grants they
aw, pp~ for to get the repeater, Mr. Hall
stated tha t it will cost the City about
$1250. Mr. Hall is requesting approval for
an antenna to be placed' on the City's
tower for the repeater. Mr. Hall also
informed the Council that he would be
applying for a grant for breathing appara-
tus. Parts will no longer be available for
the equipment the Fire Department cur-
rently has. Councilman Tomlinson made
a mloon .- Q. forward with the grant with
the condition it will only cost the City
$1250.00, Councilwoman Bailey second-
ed the motion. The motion carried.
There being no further business, the
,l-ee:'9".a r3,..rr,. at[ 8:27 p.m.
BY: R.W. Deason, Mayor
ATTEST: Jimmy Hand; City
Manager/Engineer
Blountstown City Council
Special Session Minutes
March 15, 2005, 6 p.m..
The City Council, City of Blountstown,
County of Calhoun, State of Florida, met
in Special Session on Tuesday, March 15,
2005 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Council
meeting room with the following members
of the City Council present: Mayor R.W.
Deason, Councilwoman Janie Boyd,
Councilman Clifford Jackson, Councilman
John Tomlinson and Councilman Steve
Bailey.
Also present were City
Manager/Engineer Jimmy Hand, and
Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel.
Others present included Cissy
Barfield, Ben Hall, Marc Tomlinson,
Jonathan Kimbrel, Charles Sherrod,
Rodney Smith, Tony Shoemake, Bill
Nobles, Kathy Stewart, and Fred Tanner.
Mayor Deason called the meeting to
order at 6:00 P.M.
Mayor Deason led the invocation and
the City Manager/Engineer led the Pledge
of Allegiance.
The first item addressed was the City
vehicles. Councilman Bailey suggested
allowing employees to drive vehicles
home that live inside the City or within a
one mile radius of the City. Councilman
Bailey made a motion that all City
Employees who drive vehicles home must
live within a one mile of the City limits of
Blountstown. With the exception of the
School Resource Officer. The School
Resource Officer may drive the vehicle
home during the school year. The two
appointed positions (City
Manager/Engineer and Police Chief) are
also included in the motion without the
restricting mileage limit. Councilman
Tomlinson seconded the motion. The
motion carried.
Next was a brief discussion with the
Outside City Engineer, Melvin
Engineering Inc.and the City Auditor, Mike
Tucker C.P.A. Bill Nobles was present to
represent Melvin Engineering and'Kathy
Stewart was present to represent Mike
Tucker C.P.A. There was a brief discus-
sion on the City Audits. Mrs. Stewart rec-
ommended a Councilman be present for
the exit conference. Councilman Bailey
made a motion to appoint Councilman
Tomlinson to attend the exit conference.
Councilwoman Boyd seconded the
motion. The motion, carried.
The Council would like to know what
type of law suits the Florida League of
Cities will cover and type of law suits they
will not cover. The Administration
Department will handle this item.
Councilman Bailey stated that he
would like a purchase order to be issued
if the Police Chief submits a requisition,
instead of the requisition having to go to
the City Manager/Engineer for approval.
The City Manager/Engineer informed the
Council that the administration depart-
ment is following the purchasing policy.
Councilman Tomlinson pointed out that
things are handled in this manner
because of audit requirements and
accountability. The City Manager has
financial responsibility for matters relating
to finances with the City Of Blountstown.
No action was taken.
Councilman Bailey recommended that
a record be kept of all mobile home vari-

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ances and after a set time period the
building inspector check to make sure all
codes are met. The administration
department will keep a log of all variance
requests.
There was a brief discussion on
whether it was legal to have employees
on salary and for them not to clock in.
After a brief discussion it was the consen-
sus of the Council for the City to check
with "Wage and Hour" and see if it is legal
and to also check if they are eligible for
overtime.
The Assistant City Manager
addressed the Council concerning super-
visor pay for Gene Barfield. Mr. Barfield is
no longer assistant supervisor for. the
Street Department; he is now reporting to
Charles Sherrod who has taken on the
acting supervisor roll for the natural gas
department. The Assistant City Manager
needed guidance on what to do with Mr.
Barfield's pay. It was the consensus of
the Council to take the additional pay for
assistant supervisor away since he is no
longer performed those duties.
The Mayor discussed a few concerns.
First the Mayor would like to see the
Personnel Policy completed and adopted.
A special meeting will be scheduled to
address the personnel policy. Also the
Mayor would like to see what the asking
price is for the old Piggly Wiggly Building.
The Mayor also expressed his concerns
about purchasing land beside the WWTP.
The Mayor also informed the Council of
his interest to present to employees
longevity pins-and certificates ....
There being no further business, the
meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
BY: R.W.
Deason, Mayor
ATTEST: Jimmy Hand, City
Manager/Engineer


HAPPY 14TH BIRTHDAY,
HAILEY!
Love, Mama, Gram & Papa


Happy 15th Birthday!
My little baby girl has grown up. No
matter how old you get, you are still
mommy's little girl. You have become a
beautiful young lady. May God keep you
in His care always.
We love you forever,
Your mother, Delphine Smith
Brothers, Zachary & Christian Smith
Aunt and Uncle, Terry & Lynn Baker
Cousins, Ryan and Chelsea Baker

HAPPY "15th" BIRTHDAY
BOO BEAR!!
May 10, 2005
We love you, Momma, Daddy
& J.B.

Birthday Deadline

Monday Noon


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Dear Gadsden, Liberty & Calhoun
County Residents,
Two years ago I obtained my Florida
Dealer's License due to the frustration of
shopping for a used car. The following three
things made car shopping a big headache
for me:
*Haggling for the best price
*Having to come UP with $2000 to $3000
for a down payment, taxes, title and tag


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$388/mo Sunroof, Leather,


U Down '00 Chevy Blazer
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Johns/Warren Street: Even
though there was a moderate
traffic volume turning from
Charlie Johns Street onto SR 20,
the delay to side street motorists
was not substantial enough to
warrant signalization.
Additionally, a review of the crash
reports did not reveal a safety
problem correctable by the instal-
lation of a traffic signal. However,
the study did reveal a need to
reduce the southbound cross
hatched taper area to 50 feet,
which will allow for more storage
on Charlie Johns Street. Since
this falls within the City's juris-
diction, the Department is recom-
mending that the City make this
change. The Department will
review the signal timings at SR
71 and at Pear Street to deter-
mine if the timings can be adjust-
ed to better accommodate traffic
exiting Charlie Johns Street.
SR 71 at Charlie Johns Street:
Again, there was moderate traffic
volume turning from Charlie
Johns Street onto SR 71; howev-
er, the delay to side street
motorists is less than what could
be expected even. with a traffic
signal. Additionally, a review of
the crash reports did not reveal a
safety problem correctable by the
installation of a traffic signal. It
was noted during the field review
that the stop bar for the east-


bound approach to SR 71 is
worn. Since this falls within the
City's jurisdiction, the
Department is recommending
that the City reapply the worn
stop bar.
"I'm disappointed," Mayor
Deason tells The County Record.


"We feel there is sufficient traffic
flow there to warrant a traffic
light at the Charlie Johns and 20
intersection. We can live with 71
and Charlie Johns because of the
openness of the intersection, but
there's a lot of traffic that goes
through there."


Nettle Ridge VFD seeks


sponsors for "July Fest"


Nettle Ridge Volunteer Fire
Department announces that they
still need sponsors for the "July
Fest," which is scheduled for
Saturday, July 2, at Sam Atkins
Park in Blountstown.
Sponsorships are as follows:
Corporate sponsor: $500
and above. The sponsor will get
banner, flyer advertisement, and
option for a booth. The space for
booths is limited, and notification
is requested by June 1, 2005. The
sponsor will be recognized on any
advertisement associated with
the event.
Associate sponsor: $100 -
$500. The sponsor will get flyer
advertisement, only. The flyers
will be distributed starting June
1, 2005.
All other sponsors: $100 and


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below. They will be recognized
during the event.

A variety of events are
planned, such as 5K run in the
morning; a barbeque contest*
local singing talent all day for all.
ages; watermelon eating contest;
homemade ice .cream contest;
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