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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2005 N 99th Year, No. 16 N BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 E 50 CENTS (Including Tax)



into hospital

going; city

bill past due
'News Editor
Calhoun-Liberty, Hospital
appears to be encountering sev-
eral problems lately, however,
hospital officials refuse to dis-
cuss them with the media.
SA spokesperson from the
Agency for Healthcare
Administration (AHCA) told The
-County Record Tuesday morning
that an investigation on the hos-
'pital is "open and ongoing".
,Officials at the AHCA say they
can't comment until the investi-
gation' is completed.
: The Blountstown City Council
scheduled a meeting at 12:15
p.m. Tuesday to discuss the hos-
pital's unpaid utility bill.
Accorduig to a spokesperson at
City Hall. the hospital has failed
to pay their bill for the past two
months and has an outstanding
balance between $11,000 and-
812.000. At their last regular
meeting. City Council members
voted to give the hospital until
this past Tuesday. Dec. 20. to
pay their balance or the power
would be .cut off. No word at
press time if that had occurred.
SHospital administrator Ben
Burnham refused to 'comment
and advised he would contact
Mike Lake, President of DasSee,
the company that operates the
hospital, and have him call The
County Record if he wished to
comment. Lake failed to contact
The County Record as of press

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Years to Come.


THE REASON FOR THE SEASON: Little ones at Altha First Baptist Church presented a Christmas play Sunday night, depicting the.
true reason for the season the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Shown above at the manger scene are (front row, from
left) Joseph Moore, Jon Collins, Rhiannon McCroan, Jessie Moore, Allyson Mears, Brooks Ann Mears, (middle row) Joseph Moore,
Johnny Sewell, Savannah McCroan, Jenny Moore, Justin Moore, Emily Sewell, (back row) Elaine Price, Stephanie Branton, Cassie
Branton, Cortney Harris, and Turner McCroan.


School ocials voice opinions

on conolidation, new faity

News Editor
For the first time in a public
forum, Calhoun County School.
Board members voiced their
opinions on the possibility of
consolidating schools.
Educational Facility Planner
John A. Watson, Ph.D., of
Tallahassee, met with the
board Thursday in their: fifth
and final public meeting in a
series of feasibility workshops
that began back in June. One
of the main topics has been the
Special Facility Construction
Account (SFCA) that helps
small, rural districts fund
major construction projects.
An option local school leaders
are considering is building a
new countywide high school
and turning the existing
Blountstown High School into
a countywide middle school.
Funds from SFCA are a real
possibility to pay for such proj
ects. In order to apply for fund-
ing, school districts must levy
a discretionary local two-mill
tax 1.5 mills to be pledged for
the project and the other .5 to
be used for other needs such
as repairs. The state would
cover the remaining costs
which would be several million.
At the request of School
Board member Volena Barfield,
Watson presented a report on
what would be needed to bring
Altha Public School up to code
rather than consolidate.

Watson gave a detailed report
that ended with a price tag
close to $9.9 million. However,
he said the bottom line would
be, closer to $18 million to
.cover all the needs at Altha. He
said the school district could,
pay for such a project on their.
own, but he didn't believe the
state would fund It.
"They look at determining
what is the most critical need
for vour. entire district," he.
remarked, emphasizing.
"They're wanting you to
address the issue of consoli-
dating your high schools. mid-
dle schools, or both, in order to
get a larger school for all stu-
Barfield said she would like
to see the community schools
like Altha remain, rather than
have the high School and mid-
dle school consolidated with
Carr and Blountstown.
All the new schools in
Holmes County were also dis-
cussed and Dr. Watson
explained that, the reason that
district was able to build new
facilities for each school, in
their district is because they
started planning and building
20 years ago when funds were
available and approved for
smaller schools.
School Superintendent
Mary Sue Neves advised the
board she had learned that
sparsity funding awarded to
the school district each year
would be cut by $400,000 if we

dropped down to one high
school. "We receive $1.5 mil-
lion from it and this is a chunk
of ,lhiii)nI,." she pointed out.
"I-ow\vcr. let's look at if we're
rolntg to save tdlit $400,000
each year to build a school. It
would take 53,5 years."
School Board Chairman
Willie Brown said Altha Public
School :,eiice1i more like Altha
Private School to him and he

did not agree with pursuing an
$18 million project for one
school. "It's still an all-white
school," he remarked. "I've
talked to people in St. Rose
aand the Ocheesee area and
they've never really had a
choice of where they go. A bus
picked them up and took them
to Blountstown."
See SCHOOL ISSUES, page 17


Johns gives

notice will

coach at

Baker Co.
Blountstown Tiger Head
Football Coach and Athletic
Director Bobby Johns told The:
County Record Tuesday morning
that he would be accepting the
head coaching position at Baker
County High School in Glen St.
Mary. Rumor of Johns' depar-
ture had begun spreading
"This really happened fast. I
met with their principal and
superintendent over the week-
end and worked out the details.
Their coach resigned and the
position came open," Johns
pointed out.
Johns has served as the Tiger
head coach for five years' compil-
ing a record of 44 wins and 18
losses. After 5-6 and 4-6
records in his first two seasons.
the Tigers went 8-4. 14-1 and
13-1 including three consecutive
district championships, a state
runnerup and a final four.i The
Tigers have won 30 or their last
33 games under Johns.
Johns was named the Class
1A State Coach of the Year in
2004 and was recently named
the Class 2B State Coach of the
Year runnerup for 2005 .,,
"This was really a tough deci-
sion for me and my family. We
really love it here. The people
here have been very supportive,"
Johns noted.
Johns will be returning to his
hometown of McClenny, within a
few miles of Glen St. Mary. His-
parents live there and his wife,
See COACH JOHNS, page 8
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The County Icord, DECEMBER 21, 2005, Page 2

Letter to the editor:
Have \ou. n our deer? The\
were beauti our front yard -
where eee.t could see thnm!
On Thursdi :December 15th
-omeone d e *d we did not need
them'animrn fo they took them
A\.'.- I ae'L in order to'keep
.omethinf '6"'ha\e to nail it
down or lock( up U
So. it \'ou borrowed our deer
would \ou piJ se return them to
the Senior nns Center? *We
haive iniite dinm. and they
\were only ak old! Thanks
ahead ol u pr bringing them
ba ck

SMernr Chnrstmas!
. larilvrnr Russell.
Cal unr CoLintv Senior
Citiz s Assoclation. Inc.

To Calhoun liberty
We tw nt'. iall to know Oi6w
much we a iate all ac.ts,-.ot
kindness. 1.'.are grateful to
each ol \ou.'. ilank God for \our
prayer cr .and s.acriices. God
heard your players. Darcy is
recovering LpraculouslI. Our
soul is. overjoyed from the love.
sharing '-md dness of so manjy
people. Th G'od .for each ol
\you. Our p to you is that
your holiday 'd the Nerw Vear
be blessed opd daily

Barbr- Bess aind Family

To the Editor:
The Calhoun County Senior
Citizens would like to thank the
.U.S.D.A. office, located in the
courthouse, for gathering gifts
and goodies for our Seniors that
.are homebound and alone. We
hope this will make their
Christmas a little brighter.
Thank you all for your generosi-
We would also like to thank
the Blountstown Rotary Club for
hams that were donated for our
food boxes.


with a Letter
to the Editor!

All letters must be
signed. Deadline
Monday, Noon

Thousands of


workers needed;

training offered
Lt.' Governor Toni Jennings
has announced the creation of
Florida reBuilds, an initiative to
counter the growing shortage of
construction workers and assist
the state in the recovery from
devastating hurricanes. The pro-
gram combines the resources of
the State's Workforce and
Education systems and will train
and recruit workers through the
Employ Florida network of One-
Stop Centers.
"Even before hurricanes
caused significant property dam-
age in our state, we were experi-
encing a shortage of workers in
the construction field," said Lt.
Governor Jennings. "The contin-
ued recovery from the last two
hurricane seasons and the con-
tinued expansion of Florida's
booming economy depends upon
having an adequate supply of
skilled trades workers to meet

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The County Record, DECEMBER 21,2005, Page 3

Wright, Downum will wed,

Jerry and Susie Neel and
Madeline Wright all of Dellwood,
FL announces the engagement of
their daughter and her mother,
Jeannie Neel Wright of Dellwood,
FL to Nekia James Downum of
Clarksville, FL. He is the son of
Tres and Judy Downum of
Clarksville, FL.
Grandparents of the future
bride are the late Lomell Green,
the late Clarence Andrews, and
the late Earnest and Ima Jean
The groom-elect's grandpar-
ents are Evelyn Attaway of
Clarksville, FL and the late
Wallace Attaway. He is also the
grandson of the late Bill and
Gladys Hilgenburg.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Grand Ridge School, Chipola
Junior College, and she received
]M-, F r,,,.1 e.

a Bachelor of Science degree in
Occupational Therapy from
Florida A & M University. She is
presently employed as a first
grade teacher with the Jackson
County School Board.
The prospective groom is a
graduate of Blountstown High
School. He is presently employed
as a Journeyman Electrician
with Gulf Power.
The wedding will be an event
of March 18, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Dellwood Methodist
Church. A reception will follow
at Dellwood Farms at the home
of the late Dr. C.H. Ryals.
No invitations are being sent
locally, however all friends and
relatives of the couple are cor-
dially invited to attend the wed-
ding and the reception.

Erin Lynlee Brehm and Harry David Slater

Brehm, Slater announce

plans for Mar. 4 wedding

Ed and Patricia (Attaway)
Brehm of Gainesville, FL,
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Erin Lynlee
Brehm, of Tampa, FL, to Harry
David Slater of Tampa, FL. He
is the son of Bruce and Shelley
Slater of Tampa.
Grandparents of the future
bride are Evelyn and the late
Wallace Attaway and the late
Paul and Irene Brehm.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Buchholz High School and
Santa Fe Community College.
She is presently employed with

Beef O'Brady's Inc.
The groom-elect's grandpar-
ents' are Hazel and Larry
Fromm of Sevierville, TN, and
the late Jake and Jane Slater.
He is a graduate of Tampa
Technical High School and
Carson-Newman College in
Tennessee. He is presently
employed as a General
Contractor and is the owner.of
Carroll Wood and Tile, Inc.
The wedding will be an event
of March 4, 2006, at 5:00 p.m.
in Tampa, FL.

Happy "13th" Wedding Anniversary!!
Ishmeal, Kenshare, &Austin, of Blountstown, FL, are pleased to
announce on December 26th .their parents, James and Jacquelyn
Dawson, will celebrate their :rnni.ersar,' of 13 years of marriage. Our
father, .James Dawson, is. employed with the Department of
Transportation in Mi.dv.ai FL and our mother, Jacquelyn Dawson, is
errplo,ed .with the Calhoun County Road Department in Blountstown.
The, are the proud grandparents of one grandson, Keyston, of Bristol.
A mrrrriage- taor's neglected brings pain and bitterness; but one
tnot s doil,, rnurtured brings peace and happiness.
Love always

'Winter Wonderland' train

rides planned Dec. 30-31

Mr. and Mrs. Colby Ray Atkinson

Peggy Plair, Colby Atkinson

announce their marriage

Peggy \Whitfield-Plair and
Colby Ray Atkinson are blessed
to announce their marriage
Peggy is the mother ol
Brittiny, Zachanr, and \Wesle\
Whitfield and the dauLghter ol
Ralph an.d riN Plair. Clby is the
father nf Dil' 'ltvn llrinlr.n -.nd

Pegg' is employee a adrl'ers
license examiner/protective serv-
ice worker with the State of
Flonda and a part-time teacher
\wth Licensed to Drive Tra;-iic
School. Colby is employed with
Taunton Homes.

New- -sS

Colbv and Peggy are making
their home in Wewahitchk:t

The Winter Wonderland
Express Train has been resched-
uled for Friday, December 30,
and Saturday, December 31st in
Bristol at Veterans Memorial
The Veterans Memorial
Railroad Club apologizes to those
patrons who braved the cold on
Friday night, December 16 to
come ride the train only to find
the train was mechanically dis-
abled and the train ride was can-
celed. The truan was repaired on
Saturday it was not a major
problem but one that had to be
fLxed before the train would run
Unfortunately. on Saturday.

the next scheduled day, there
weather did not cooperate and
the train ride was again canceled
due to rain.
The train ride reflects. several
weeks of planning and hours of'
work to prepare for the Winteri
Wonderland Ride. The volunteer,
members of the Club hope that:
all of you who planned to ride the;
train will return on the new
dates, Thursday, December 30:
and Friday, December 31st to
enjoy their ellorts in pro\iddiga a
beautiful train ride lor adult.
and children through the wooded.
See TRAIN, page 5


Reception Dec. 30
to honor Stones on
50th anniversary
Dowling and Shirley Stone will
be celebrating their 50th
Wedding Anniversary on
December 30, 2005. Their chil-
dren, Mrs. Sue Price of
Blountstown, Mr. Bill Stone of
Clarksville,' and Mrs. Cindy
Welch of Greenwood, are hosting
a reception in their honor. The
reception will be held at the Carr
Chapel Advent Christian Church
in Clarksville from 5:00 to 7:00
p.m. All friends and family are

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The County Record, DECEMBER 21,2005, Page 4

D eadline
Monday at Noon

Mr. Harry J. Brown, of Live
Oak, FL passed away Saturday,
December 17, 2005, at his home.
Survivors include his wife,
Elmira Brown and one son,
Herbert J. Brown, (Mattie) former
high school assistant principal.
-Homdniiolnr: services will be held
Saturday, December 24, at Mt.
Moriah IAME Church, 10569
122nd St., Live Oak, FL with
Pastor Mnthl,-w Troupe officiating.
Charles Hall Funeral Home,
620 SW Houston Ave., Live Oak,
FL will be in charge of the
arrangements. 850-362-2672.
Anyone \islhi|g to contact
Herbert Brown may do so by call-
ing (386) 364-1892.
Mrs. Johnnie Elizabeth
Rkhards Davis, 69, of
Blountstwn, died Friday,
Dembhexr 16, 2005, at her home.
Mrs.. Davi was born on
February IS, 1936, in
Bluattewt and had lived in
Calhouu County for most of her
ni,f Johannhe was a Registered
ursem from 1957 until her retire-
airent in 1998. She worked at
Tallhassee Memorial Hospital for
2 years, Calhoun General Hospital
for 20 years, and River Junction
Correetonal Institute for 17
years, s. Davis was a member
o the Gateway Baptist Church in
Blountstown, FL,
Survivors include her hus-
band, Dale Da3v. of Blountstown;
two sons: John Patrick (Bubby)
Shuler and his wife, Melissa of
Bristol, FL, Sandy Ray Shuler and
his wife, Peggy of Newberry,
South Carolina; two daughters:
KiBnrerly Shuler Maddox and her
husband, John of Headland, AL,
Roni Sue Seymour and her hus-
band, Kerry of Elko, GA; three
step daughters: Donna Jean
Osland Woodward of Dunkirk,
MD, Zann Geiger of Blue Creek,
FL, Chloe D. Mautz of Sunset, UT;
10 grandchildren: Mandie Shuler,
Ethan Shuler, Megan Marshall,
Daniel Shuler, Hollie Hutchison,
Teryn Hutchison, Sage
Hutchison, Madison Maddox,
Riley Seymour, Elizabeth
Seymour; thirteen step grandchil-
Funeral services were held
Sunday, December 18, 2005 at
1:00 p.m. (CST) from the Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
David Odum and Ferrell
Wahlquist officiating. Interment
followed in the Nettle Ridge
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstovn. FL. 850-674-2266.
Mr. Gordon Eugene "Gene"
Messer, 74, of Blountstown,
passed 'away Wednesday,
December 14, 2005, in Panama
Mr. Messer was a native of
Tallahassee where he attended
Sealy Memorial and Leon High
Schools. He had served in the US
Army and had lived in Calhoun
County since 1987.

Awake This Christmas
Romans 13:11
You never hav to tell yo,,ng children
that Christmas is c rninonig I have discov-
e'sd t.a: 1 i, r a ;, a 1.-- -:i .r,; ro nd this
season are the catalogs of toys and
games. Ch fcra n :o a r :-. r ,, everthing
they would ike to lind under the three.,
Their sense cf a. ,lratcicn grows as
December 25n ;raj iE or
Christmas is a season of anticipation.
it is a time to re:.al I~mr-t ,l Chriit who
came as the child of tth manger will also
come aga'r for ths crna'.;i 3t A si wei
live in anticipation we do not live in tear.
As Chrrnian our sense of srticipe-
tion is being sharpened.We should
become more alert to that arrival with
each passing day. Paul writes, i besides
this you know what hour it is, how it is full
time now for you to waie form sleep. For
salvation is nearer to us now than when
we first believed; Ihe night is far gone, the
day is at hand." This scripture from
Romans is the Christmas alarm clock of
the church. It's time to shake off the
lethargy. It's time to get ready if we are
The day of the coming of our Savior is
the day all Christans await and withit will
come the full revelation of our God and
our Savior.
Just aswe want to be prepared for the
guests many of us will be receiving into
our homes Christmas, we also want to be
prepared for the coming of the Lord of
Pray and stay awake are the familiar
watchwords of the scriptures and the
church says, "Amen, come Lord Jesus."
In these days before Christmas let
your prayer invite the long-awaited Lord
to come among us to reveal the kingdom
which has been prepared for the faithful
from the foundation of the world.
The sun'is beginning to rise, one day
the Son of God is coming back. Are we
alert, are we prepared, is'the coming of
Christ for His Church as real to you as His
first coming as the baby in the manger
'2000 years ago? May our sense of long-
ing to know Him better and love Him
more grow each day that our luke. warm
hearts would grow hot with God's pres-
ence and we will be alive and well spiritu-
ally when Jesus comes in the clouds.

He was preceded in death by
his parents, Gordon and Vida
Messer; four brothers, Duward,
Charlie, Howell and Albert, who
were all of Tallahassee; and a sis-
ter, Dorothy Malloy, who was also
of Tallahassee.
Survivors include a sister,
Margaret O'Brien Poston, of
Tallahassee; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held at
10:00 AM CST, Saturday,
December 17, from the graveside
of Dellwood Baptist Church
Cemetery in Dellwood with
Reverend Johnny Hamilton offici-
Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of the
arrangements, ph. 674-5449 or
online at www.adamsfh.com.
Mr. Len B. Revell, age 89, of
Bristol, FL was called home to
Heaven on Monday, December 19,
2005, in Tallahassee, FL.
Mr. Revell was born on July 26,
1916 and had lived in Liberty
County all of his life. He was a
retired Carpenter and his carpen-
try skills can be seen today in
Tallahassee has he worked on
many state office buildings and
the new capital building. He was
also a farmer. He enjoyed working
in his gardens and producing veg-
etables of all kinds. His green
thumb was evident by the amount
of vegetables he gave away to
friends and members of the com-
munity. He also raised cattle for
several years, a few horses, and
constantly worried over the well-
being of his farm equipment,
especially his tractor. He met
Lessie Deason at school and the
two were married on July 9, 1934.
They celebrated 71 years of mar-
riage this year. He was a member
of the Lake Mystic Baptist Church
in Bristol.
He leaves behind his wife,
Lessie Revell of Bristol; one son,
Carroll Revell and his wife Jean of
Port St. Joe; one daughter, Mary
Joiner and her husband, Hoyle of
Bristol; four grandsons: Bennarr
Revell and his wife, Lisa, Tony
Revell and his wife, Tammy, Cris
Revell and his wife, Amy all of
Tallahassee, Kevin Joiner and his
wife, Lynell of Bristol; three
granddaughters: Jana Williams-
Hendry and her husband, RIchard
of Newport Beach, CA, Karen
Gilbert and her husband, Jerald
of Bristol, Staci Williams and her
husband, Michael of Blountstown;
eleven great-grandchildren: Ben
Williams. Hannah Rev\ell. Halde
Revell, Rachel Joiner, Richard
Joiner, Fletcher Quinn, Mary Beth
Williams, Tom Gilbert, Hank
Gilbert; one great, great-grand-
son, Gaige Quinn; one brother,
Russell Revell and his wife, Ruby
of Woodville; one sister, Ina Roche
of Tallahassee; two brother-in-
laws: Wilford Deason and his wife,
Thelma and Carlos Deason and
his wife, Ivaleen. He leaves to
cherish his memory several nieces
and nephews, cousins and their
families and many family friends.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
at 11:00 a.m. (CST) from the Lake
Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol
with Rev. Clyde Roberts and Rev.
Jason Owenby officiating.
Interment will follow in the Lake
Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Lake Mystic, Baptist
Church Building Fund, P.O. Box
486, Bristol, FL 32321 or the Big
Bend. Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL,
All arrangements are under the
direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in Blountstown.
Mrs. Ethealle Bozeman Shuler,
95, of Bristol, passed away.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005, in
Mrs. Shuler was born in Sale
City. Georgia, and had lived in
Liberty County for most of her life.
She was a long time Liberty
County Employee and managed
White Springs for many years.
She was a member of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints in Bristol.
Survivors include a brother,
Roy Bozeman of Tallahassee; six
grandchildren. Jerilyn Shuler
Ammons, Jerry Wendall Shuler,
Parley S. Shuler III, Donna
Ostlund-Woodard. Zann Davis
Gelger and Chloe Davis Mautz;
and 23 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at
3:00 PM EST Friday. December
16, from the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints in
Bristol. Interment followed in the
Gregory/Gentry Cemetery in
Bristol. In lieu of flowers, contri-

buti6ns may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 241
John Knox Road, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32303, or the
American Diabetes Association PO
Box 1131 Fairfax, VA 22038.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements, ph.
643-5410 or online at
Mrs. Carolyn Sue Stuever, 58,
of Blountstown, passed away
Friday morning, DecePmber 16,

2005, in Blountstown.
Mrs. Stuever was born in
Washington, D. C., and had lived
in Calhoun County for the last
fourteen years. She was of the
protestant faith had worked at
Food Lion for 10 years where she
was known for her friendliness
and kindness.
Survivors include one son,
Shawn D. Stuever of Norman,
Oklahoma; one daughter, Debra
Weir of Norman, Oklahoma; three
brothers, Earl R. Simpson of Vero
Beach; Warren Simpson of
Upperville, Virginia; Dale Simpson
of Sperryville, Virginia; and spe-
cial friends, Mary Travis of
Blountstown, Evelyn Sanders of
Bristol and Jan Rosenberg of
Funeral services were.held at
11:00 AM Monday, December 19,
from the graveside of Old Shiloh
Cemetery near Blountstown with
Reverend Bob Hayward officiat-
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements, ph.
674-5449 or online at

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Christmas Day service
at Altha First Baptist
The Altha First Baptist
Church invites you to a special
praise and worship service of our
Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas
Day. The service will begin at
10:00 a.m. and you are asked to
dress casually.
The church building is located
at 15612 NW Chipola Street. in

Christian Home FWB
hosts Dec. 25 service
Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church will be having
Church Service Sunday,
December 25th, beginning at
10:00 till 11:00 a.m. with Scott
Bailey as our guest speaker.
Everyone is invited to join us.
For more information, please call


For A Friendly Ouote Call
603.N. Main SL, Blountstown, FL

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Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-7525
Pastor: Rev. Dave Odum
Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service.. 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM ,

"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"

Blountstown United Methodist Church
A Place Where We ,
REJOICE in God's Grace, RENEW our hearts in God's Love and
REACH OUT following the example of Christ

20500 Central Ave. West
Blountstown, Florida



SBlountstown First

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

For information on listing

your church in this

directory, please contact

The County Record

at 674-5041.

CHURCH in Blouritstown presented a hilarious play at tih romil.,'
Christmas production held Saturday night, Dec. 10, at the BH.
Auditorium following the Blountstown Christmas parade., Abo ..e lJrte
Eby, Frances Mitchell, and Nick Myers kept the crowd laughing with
their antics. The Greenhouse Theatre at RiverTown is open Sunday
mornings at 9:30 a.m. for students in kindergarten through fifth grade
accompanied by an adult. For more information about TheP
Greenhouse go to ;.. .., ri.erto ;.nc, hurch.irnt:' or ca3l Riverlowrcn
Community Church at 0-4-.J -

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We know for a lot of people
A the holiday season is a very A, ;
difficult time.

Let's look back on great memories of
those who we have lost and surround i fI,
ourselves with the ones we still have 'I t
and love. Let us remember that i 4t
Christmas is a wonderfull t ne to reflect ,I ,
and to be thankful for our fajnulI. \\e
S hope that the holida\i season brings \ou
confori. lo\ and peace.

from our fauml\ to ours...
Happy Holhdays!


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15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sunday Rh-l-ljol 10:00 AM Bii..- Siud, 7:00 PM

.lrrir lng \,or 'hilp 11:00 AM
Children's Church 11:00'AM
Evening.Worhsip 5:00 PM
Kidz Sunday School
and Church 10AM-12Noon

Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz:

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St. Mary Missionary

Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
"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

Meaningful Bible Study..................... 9:45 AM
S Exciting Worship............................... 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship ......................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Pastor Tom Stallworth
SLocated 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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19359 SR 71 North, Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5747 email: info@rivertownchurch.info
Website: www.rivertownchurch,info



Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines

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Family Dentistry

12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE: (850) 643-5417

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The County Record, DECEMBER 21,2005, Page 5

Torreya Garden Club's:

Christmas party held

CIH IPOLA SPRING CLASSES-Registration for the Spring Semester at Chipola College is Jan. 3 for returning stu-
cdents and.Jan.4 for new students. Classes begin Jan. 5. Here Chipola Cosmetology instructor Penny Bevis
(left) and her students work with Chipola Workforce Dean Bud Riviere (seated). For more information, call
the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2211, or visit Chipola on the web at www.chipola.edu

Woman's Club art show,

The Torreya Garden Club's
Covered Dish Christmas Party,
held at 6:30 p.m. Monday,
December 5th, at the home of
Mrs. Brenda Stallworth, was a
festive event.
The decorationsA were beauti-
ful -- a handsome Christmas tree
with lovely and intriguing orna-
ments, the unique, seasonal
items on display, the flowing can-
dles, the attractively set table
plus a friendly cat welcoming us.
With special glasses, we, were
able to see the invisible angels on
the.tree it was amazing!
Alice Williford read the won-
derful Christmas Story for
Devotions. She closed with a
prayer and gave the blessing.
Then everyone enjoyed the

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tasty food prepared by the mem- were distributed by "Santa"
bers. Our plates were piled high Jonathan Alford. Gifts ranged
after choosing from the tempting from books on gardening, tools,
display. gloves, plants, etc.
The party culminated with a James Williford played his '
gift exchange, garden-related
brought by the members. Gifts See TORREYA, page 18

held; w
i The Blountstown Woman's
Club held its "Arts & Crafts"
Show at the Club's Christmas
party Thursday, December 8,
2005, at 11:45 a.m. at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center. Peck Eldridge
Hostesses Peck Eldridge and
Jessie Mae Price had created a
Christmas atmosphere with their
decorations. THe table had a'
white cloth with a colorful run-
ner down the center on which
were displayed charming
Christmas figurines and glowing
candles. Red and green place-
mats and napkins completed the
picture. The dessert table also,
had a festive look -- a Christmas
cloth, delicious-looking cake,
other goodies, and a huge basket
of gorgeous geraniums. The
effect was overwhelming. Thank

you, Peck and Jessie Mae.
Frances Price gave a beautiful
Devotion. She pointed out that
God had asked Mary to carry the
Child for Him. "Be unto Me
according to My will." God wants
us to be willing to be used; be
willing to serve in whatever
capacity He wants. She added -
"It is more blessed to give than to
receive." She closed with a
Prayer and led the Pledge of
Then the ladies ate their
brown bag lunches before diving
into the Italian cream cake and
other goodies on the dessert
Following lunch, members
viewed the variety of Arts &
Crafts items entered in the Show.
Among the many entries were: a
Christmas tree made from cotton

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Happy Birthday, Katelyn and Ariana!
i Katelyn and Ariana Layfield celebrated their birthdays together on
D member 10 with family and friends. Katelyn turned one Dec. 13 and
Agana turned five Dec. 5. The party theme was the Disney Princesses,
Ttey are the daughters of Mathew and Dara Layfield, who own Sound
Of Audio, Inc. in Blountstown. Ariana enjoys school, church, art and
b ing a big sister. Katelyn enjoys messing her sister's room up and mak-
in us laugh. Happy Birthday Girls! Mommy and Daddy love you!



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balls, stained hangings, a wall
tapestry, dried flower arrange-
ment, handsome framed photo-
graphs, a gorgeous crewel stitch
picture of brilliant flowers. (I
failed to record the Blue Ribbon
winners, but will do it later).'
The clubwomen thanked Peck
and Jessie Mae for arranging the
fabulous party.
The next meeting will be
January 19, 2006. Merry

area of the Park. Admission: $2
per person. Children 5 and
under are free but must ride with
an adult.
The Veterans Memorial
Railroad Train is a diesel replica
- one-third the size of a full-size
train, is operated by propane gas
and travels on a two-foot gauge
track. The engine pulls four pas-
senger cars, three of which are
replicas of roller coaster cars and
the third is a flatbed car with
park benches. If you haven not
ridden this train, it is a treat as it
travels one-half mile through a
wooded and swampy area of
Veterans Memorial Park. The
train departs from "River
Junction" Depot a real replica
of a train station.
Featured in The Winter
Wonderland Express Train Ride
are three live scenes: The
Nativity Scene, A Victorian
Skating Rink and Santa's
Workshop. Other attractions
include a Gingerbread House
Tunnel, a Light Tunnel, passing
through the Avenue of Lights, an
Enchanted Forest and viewing
beautiful hand-painted scenes
painted by a local artist, Jill
For additional information,
call 643-5235 or 643-5491.


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The County Record, DECEMBER 21,2005, Page 6

Altha J.V. Wildcats defeat

Bethlehem, Liberty

The Blountstown Middle School varsity team finished their season last week with an impressive 8-3 record.
Team members Include (kneeling, from left) Alex Deason, Princeton Grant, Brion Simmons, Stevan Jones,
Michael Leonard, (standing) Coach Billy Jones, Spencer Faircloth, Jonathan Sumner, Jason Money, Jacob
Wainwright, and Clint Coley.

BMS varsity ends season

8-3; J.V. stands undefeated

The BMS boys basketball
team closed out their season this
past week.
The Varsity boys defeated
Riversprings on Mon. 39-32 to
reach a 7 game winning steak.
Jacob Wainwright led the team in

The Altha Wildcats defeated
Covenant Christian, 59-45, on
Dec. 1. Kevin Salda.na was the
lead scorer with 21 points and 14
rebounds. Cale Chafin followed
with 14 points and two
rebounds. John Mark Peacock
added eight points and two
The following night, Aitha was
defeated by Grand Ridge, 52-28.
Jason Holland led the Cats with
nine points, followed by Chafln
with eightLand Peacock with.six.
Altlt weni iptagagiisL Sn'p
D,-c 6 :rnd li:.L 77-(0O. Holl nd
led Altha with 18 points and
eight rebounds, followed by
Saldana with 16 points, five
rebounds, and one assist. Chafin
added seven points, two
rebounds and one assist.
The Cats fell to Malone Dec. 8,
63-35. Peacock led with 12
points,: one: rebound and three
assists. Holland brought in 10
points ,md seven rebound; Matt
Alford added four points, a
rebound, and two assists.
"We are still working on trying
to play as a team," Coach Sidney
Granger remarks.
The Wildcats shut out
Bozeman Dec. 9, 63-39. Holland
led with 26 points, nine
rebounds, and one assist.
Peacock followed with 12 points,
four rebounds and four assists.
Saldana added eihi points, 11
rebounds, and two as.sists.
"Jason had a great night,"
says Coach Granger. "The boys

scoring with 10 pts. Brion
Simmons added 9 more, Jason
Money 8, and Spencer Faircloth
had. 7.
The Varsity streak ended in
Port St. Joe Tuesday with a loss,
35-58. Jason Money led in scor-

came out the second half and
demonstrated better teamwork
than we have had in previous
Altha defeated Bozeman again
on Dec. 14, 54-47. Holland led
with 18 points and nine
rebounds. Matt Baggett con-
tributed 11 points and three,
assists. Saldana added 10
Points, eight rebounds, and one
assist. Chafin chipped in eight
points, four rebounds, and five

BMS girls end

season at 100o
The BMS girl's basketball sea-
son ended Tuesday night with
two tremendous wins over the
previously undefeated Port St.
Joe Tiger Sharks.
These wins accumulated the
season with the Lady Tigers
going undefeated for the 2005
season. Their record of 10-0
marks an end to an exciting,
thrilling, and spectacular season
of great games. It also included
terrific action and plays, filled
with cheers, Oos and Ooh's by
spectators and parents who wit-
nessed the athleticism of some
Talented athletes.

These girls epitomized the
word TEAM. We would like to
thank Mr. Johnson, BMS staff
and the parents for their time
and patience. We would also like
to thank Coach Nancy Dillmore,
"We miss you."

ing with 10 pts., followed by
Shurron Corker with 8 and Alex
Deason with 5.; Even though'
they lost, they finished their sea-
son with a very good (8-3) record.
Congratulations Varsityl
The J.V. continued their win-
ning streak with 2 more wins to
give them an incredible, unde-
feated 11-0 season. They beat.
Riversprings 19-3, and Port St.
Joe 42-33.
Marquel Thomas led in scor-
ing against Riversprings with 6
points and Paul Mosley led in the
St. Joe game with 22 points.
Marquel added 8 more along with
Roger Abbott's 8.
This J.V. has really played
great all season with excellent
team play. They have really
expressed a lot of individual tal-
ent in their play. Congratulations

Tri State Deep

Bog Hole results
The results of the Deep Bog
Hole event on December 17,
2005: at Tri-State'Off'Road P-ark
".'v'ere '.t s follIo\.'% :
4 & 6 Cylinders
1st pl Randy O'Bryan
Street Legal Consistency
1st pl Tommy Arnold
2nd pl -Randy O'Bryan
1st pl Don Fike
2nd pl Doug Crane
3rd pi Johnny Shadrick
4th pl Harry Goodwin
38.5 & Down
ist pi Gator Parker
2nd pi Chad Flowers
3rd pl,- Frank Hendrix
4th pl -Chris Cumbie.
39 & Up
1st pi Jason .Lowery
2nd pl Lee Shelton
.3rd pl Rick Rivera
4th pl Tank Dickens
Billy. Nelson had the winning
ticket for the 1988 Chevy Pickup
giveaway. 3 yr. old Gregory
.Fields was the ticket drawer., All
proceeds went to the Clarksville
Volunteer Fire Department.

Altha, December 13-I don't know
what the Altha's junior varsity bas-
ketball team's favorite Christmas
show is but to guess I would say it is
probably The Grinch Who Stole
Last Tuesday night they played
the lead character of the Grinch to a
tee when they picked the pockets of
the Bethlehem Wildcats 17 time
enroute to 51,-19 rout. They forced
Bethlehem to commit 26 turnovers.
Although Bethlehem took a 9-5 first
quarter lead, Altha pounced back
with 16 points in the second period'
and they took a 21-17 lead into the
locker room. At the end of three
quarters of play Altha had opened up
a 38-23 lead and the Cats pumped in
13 points in the final stanza sewing
up their seventh straight win.
As a team Altha connected on 19
out of 34 field goal attempts (56%)
while Bethlehem made 10 out of 12
attempts (83%). From the charity
stripe Alfha netted 4 out. of 7
attempts (56%) while Bethlehem
made good on 9 out of 17 attempts
(53%). Altha swished 3 out of 8'3-
point attempts (38%) while
Bethlehem air-balled their only
Josh McIntosh was the Top Cat in
scoring with 19 points along with 6
steals and 2 rebounds. Corde
Beauchamp pumped in 17 points
and he was credited with 2 steals and
a rebound. Juan Alejos added 6
points and he had 3 take-aways.
Ethan Ellis put 4 points in the sack.
Brian. Harper swished a 3-pointer
and Jake Edenfield chipped, in 2
points along with 2 steals.

Bristol, December 16-It was
beginning to feel,. a LOT like
Christmas inside the Liberty County
Bulldogs' gym last Friday. It chilled
the Wildcats' shooting but they sur-
vived the Nor'easter, 30-25.
Liberty County posted a 10-8 half-
time lead. The Wildcats sank 13
third quarter points to pull ahead 21-
18. In the flial period the Cats
nailed 9 points, to Liberty County's 7
The Wildcats only managed to
make 11 out of 31 field goal attempts
(35%) while Liberty County made
good on 7 out of 14 attempts (50%).
In the free throw department the
Cats sank only 2 out of 8 attempts

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(25%) while Liberty County stroked
11 out of 14 attempts (79%). The-
Wildcats found salvation in 3-point
land; swishing 2 out of 3 attempts
(67%) while Liberty County missed
their only attempt.
Ethan Byler was the Top Cat in
scoring 19 points, including a 3-
pointer with about 45 seconds to go
that secured the Wildcats' eighth
straight win. Also, Byler had 4 steals
and a rebound. Both Corde
Beauchamp and Josh McIntosh con-
tributed 8 points as well as 4 steals
each. Also, McIntosh cleared 2
boards. Juan Alejos rounded out the

Wildcats scoring with a field goal asq,
well as a rebound and a steal. ,.
All three Wildcat teams played in,
Wewa yesterday (details unavailable:
at press time) before their Christmaas
On the day they return from theiirf-
Christmas break, the Lady Cats wlll.
host Blountstown in a district game*
beginning at 4:30 p.m. The boy's,,
junior varsity game is slated for a4:
6:00 p.m. tip-off and varsity action
will get underway at 7:30 p.m.
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The County Record, DECEMBER 21,2005, Page 7

Nicholas Myers, Tiffany Betts nominatedfor Sunshine State Scholar

Myers named district winner

Two Calhoun County students
were nominated last month by
their high schools to represent
the Calhoun County School
District in the 2005-2006
Sunshine State Scholars
Recognition Program in mathe-
matics and science. The students
selected were Tiffany Betts of
Altha High School and Nicholas
Myers of Blountstown High
'This program was initiated in
Florida in 1997 to recognize
excellence in mathematics and

science among high school sen-
iors. The selection process is
based on academic competitions
and achievements, grade point
averages (GPA) in math and sci-
ence, and American College
Testing (ACT) scores.
A district-level steering com-
mittee chose Myers to represent
Calhoun County Schools as
Sunshine State Scholar. A
regional competition will be held
in January and the state compe-
tition is set for March.)


New Year Resolutions
With the coming of each new
year, people reflect on the past
and think of things they could do
differently and set goals for
themselves. Some of the faculty
and students at BHS shared
their 2006 New Year's
Nichole Tipton- "I want to
spend more quality time with my
friends before we graduate."
Mrs. Amanda, McGhee- "I want
to find a name for my baby."
Christian Smith-"I would like
to do well in football and make
another trip to state!"
Ashley Gates- "I want to do my
best and help the girls basketball
team at BHS to win more games."
Mr. Danny Wise- "I hope to

give more and take less."
Cory Cox- "I hope to follow
through with my new year's reso-
Megan Sherrod. "I want to
start over and not dwell on the
Kaitlin Peacock- "I hope to be
successful at everything I put my
mind to!"
Lindsay Register- "I want to
lose weight."
Casey Glass- "I want to spend
more time with my friends and
Lindsay Miller- "I want to be
Miss America!"
Clark Purvis- "I hope to.win a
state ring in something before I'm
See BHS NEWS, page 8


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S ep Up, Florida!
The Calhoun County Health
D apartment recently paid a visit'
tc check the, blood cholesterol
I eels of all faculty and staff at
ha Public School.' The check-
up is a part of the "Step Up,
Florida" program.
Ei,- cronies subje Lted Lt .Ldie tc-A
was told in advance to Last for-
four hours allowing for a more
accurate blood cholesterol level.
The school health official prick-
ing all the fingertips and examin-
ing the blood was registered
nurse Vanessa O'Neal. Once an
individual s blood cholesterol
was .calculated. Vanessa
explained whether their total
blood cholesterol was considered
desirable, borderline, or high.
She also gave tips on how .to
lower it and keep it at a desirable
Cholesterol levels may change
over time,, especially if you
changeyour exercise or eating
habits. A total blood cholesterol
level of 200 mg/dL is considered
desirable. If your blood sugar
level is below 200 mg/dL, then
you are considered to have a very
healthy blood cholesterol level.
The borderline-high category is
200-239. Individuals with .total
blood cholesterol at this level
have an increased risk for coro-
nary heart disease, compared to
those with lower levels. You may
need medication at this level, but
you should consult your doctor
first. Those in the high total
blood cholesterol category have a
level of 240 mg/dL and above.
To, confirm high blood choles-
terol, one should have,at least
three tests over a period of seven
weeks and then averaged to
determine total blood choles-
High cholesterol is one of
many "risk factors" of heart dis-
ease. Others include smoking,
high blood pressure, inactivity,
and obesity.
Hopefully, Altha Public
School's faculty and staff are
taking 'every opportunity to
improve their cholesterol levels
as well as other areas of their
By: Justin McCoy
!Elfls and the Sleigh Riders"
Mrs. Tina Smith's second and
third grade music classes per-
formed their Christmas program,
Elfis and the Sleigh Riders" last
Thursday night and Friday
Tnorning in.Altha School's gym.
the musical was about an Elvis-

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like lead character and his
friends creating a rock band.
Characters also included
elves, reindeer, musicians,
Santa, and Mrs. Claus. The chil-
dren worked very hard and gave
two outstanding performances
under the direction of Mrs.
SUiith. ihe program lasted,
approximately 45 minutes and
also included piano performanc-
es by some of Mrs. Smith's older
By: Sarah Shelton
The Busy Elves
Mrs. Alday's. Kindergarten
class is making festive christmas
decorations this year. They have
been working on green, wreath
picture frames, using the rim of a
paper plate for the base. To cre-
ate a garland effect, they then
glued green puzzle parts all
around the paper plates.
Students also made foot print
reindeer. They took brown con-
struction paper, placed their feet
on the paper, and traced them to
create the reindeer shapes. They
then decorated them with red,
cottonball noses and big black
eyes. They all had a wonderful
time making the projects and
helping to decorate their class-
rooms for the holiday season.
By: Hannah Waldorf
Getting Ready For Christmas
In Mrs. Rehberg's classroom
they are decorating for
Christmas. It looks really festive .
They have completed many proj-
ects and decorations. On the
ceiling, there are draped paper
chains that are red and green.
Also on the ceiling, there are
Christmas cards.
The children have also deco-
rated a tree with dyed popcorn
and homemade. ornaments
strung throughout. I asked
Danny Quattlebaum if it was
messy and he told me that it was
and that there was popcorn
everywhere. Along with the pop-
corn, foam ornaments, and a
good, clean holiday mess, the
students also had a lot of fun.
By: Caitlyn Bruner


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unarmed combat, map reading,
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IPictured above are Carr School, third, fourth, and fifth graders
'who entertained students, faculty, and parents with the
Christmas play, "The Incredible Reindeer," on Tuesdqy,
Christmas Play Courtney McFarland as Robo
SCarr School third, fourth, and Girl, Shannon Pitts as Laser
I fth grade students presented Squint, Savannah Pitts as Dyno
*"The Incredible Reindeer" for Deer, and Kristen Jenkins as
*guests on Tuesday, Dec. 20th, in Hyperspeed. There were also
the school cafeteria. elves and reindeer that played an
SSanta encounters a problem, important role in salvaging
:but the Incredible Reindeer help Christmas.
Santa save the day. A Apecial thanks to the teach-
SSome of the main characters ers in grades 3-5 and volunteers
were Austin Lee as Santa, Randa for helping, with this great per-
McCroan as Mrs. Claus, formance!

"BHS News cont'd

South of high school."
S Holly Jeppson- "I want to lose
'fifteen pounds and then be on
xLaguna Beach or any other MTV
Josh Lee- "I want to gain fif-
fteen pounds and then own
\ eighthfting this year!"
Kristen Bracewell-"I plan to
learn better dance moves, .like
the T-Rex."
Mr. Scott Bontrager- "I plan to
do whatever it takes to make New
Orleans better."
SAdrianne White- "I plan'to find
my dream guy!"
SDianna Glaze- "I hope to do
well in the Miss Calhoun County
SContest and get toned!"
Chaz Johns- "I plan to learn to
-''e a chess master."- .. ,
Kori Edewaard- "I want-to do
well in school, have as much fun
as possible, and win a hot dog
-:eating contest!"
T.J Simmons- "I want to obey
my parents and stay out of trou-
ble this year."

December 21, 2005-January
5, 2006--Christmas Holidays
December 27-30, 2005-Boys
.B asketb all-Walton-Log
January 3, 2006-Girls
Basketball vs. Poplar Springs-H-
3:00 P.M.;
Januar- 5, 2006-Boys
Basketball vs. Liberty Countw-A-
" 5:00/6:30 P.M.

January 6, 2006-Students
Return to School
January 6, 2006-Girls
Basketball vs. Altha-A-4:30 P.M.
January 6, 2006-Boys
Basketball vs. Altha-A-
4:30/6:00/7:30 P.M.
January 7, 2006-Boys
Basketball vs. Malone-A-11:00
January 10, 2006- Girls
Basketball vs. Poplar Springs-A-
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Jayla Brigham, and fifth graders, Jordan Griffin, Chelsey Weiler,
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Coach Johns

Chevon, a Blountstown Middle
School teacher, is from. Liveoak,
also close to Glen St. Mary.
"I was hoping to one day get a
chance to return to my home and
coach, but I thought it would be
ten years or so down the road. In
1994, I was an assistant coach
there. Opportunities became
available and I ended' up here in
Blountstown and we've, had a
great run," Johns noted.
Baker County High School
(3A) is the only high school in a
county of 26,000. Jacksonville
Trinity Christian, a team the
Tigers defeated in last year's
playoffs, is only 15 miles from
Baker High and currently has
several players on their roster
from Baker High. "I hope I'll be
able to get some of those players
to return to Baker," Johns stat-

January 10, 2006-Boys Johns was selected from 57
Basketball vs. Rutherford-A- applications reviewed for the
5:30/7:00 P.M. position. Baker County finished
January 18, 2006-4th 0-10 last season.
Payment for Senior Trip Due "They're real committed to hir-
From everyone at Blountstown ing me some staff. I'll still be the
High School.,. Merry Christmas :e.weight coach. They have supple-
and Happy 2006! -tnents in place for an assli~fiYin

the weight program and they
have two PE positions, to hire
coaches," Johns noted. "I hope
I'm doing the right thing. The
people here are great. They came
after me."
'Superintendent' Mary Sue
Neves said Tuesday that she
can't start the recruiting process
until she receives Johns letter of
"We hate to lose. coach Johns
and his wife. Chevon is an out-
standing teacher at the middle
school and coach Johns has
done an outstanding job with the
football program. We'll start the
recruiting process as soon as I've
received Bobby's resignation let-
-ter and the position willbe open
to everybody," Neves' stated. "He
has left, the program in. good
shape so we should be able to
attract some good coaches."
Currently at BHS there are
only teaching' slots available for
assistant coaches.
With. players out .for the holi-
days, Johns said he planned to
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'How are you & Mrs. Claus?'

' From Blountstown
lElementary Third Graders

'Dear Santa,
Why do you only come at night
when everyone is fast asleep? Santa I
would like a motor bike for
Christmas. Santa what would you do
if your reindeer get tired? Santa don't
forget to bring my brother's an X Box.
They are trying hard to be good.

Dear Santa,
How is the Mrs. doing, because if
you get sick we need her to be Santa.
'Santa I would really like a dirt bike
and a laptop computer. I would also
like for you to pick up my momy on
the way. She lives down south on
Peach Avenue. What if the fuo was to
'thick for ruidolph's nose? Well I have
to go now. Take care of Mrs. Claus,
Temperance Thomas

Dear Santa Claus
How are you and Mrs. Claus
doing? What about the reindeer and
elfes. This Christmas I like a Bratz
Rock Angles, Bratz- Rock 'Angles
Plane, game, dvd and a scamps my
playful pup becatis it obeys evrythtng
you say. Dori't forget to bring me
some surprises in my stocking.
Dear Santa and Mrs. Claus,
How are ya'll doing? I hope ya'll.
are ok. Thank you for the Christmas
presents last year. How are your rein-
deer? How are your elves doing? Have
a good Christmas. Santa. may I have
a doll and books and a TV. When you
come to my house I will wait for you
to come because I want to see the elf.
I never have seen an elf before. But I
want a bell from a reindeer if you will
give it to me. See you soon.
Love your best frend." .
S Alissa Cole
Dear Santa.
I want a X-Box 360. How are your
S elves doing Santa? I think about you.
I watched your mo\ie and I love you
i. Santa. I wish I could come up there
Santa. I wish you would come and get
with me and my class and teacher
and her son. How is your wile doing
Santa? I wish you could come and
pack me up and your sled up. I love
you Santa.
Cornn Peterson

SDear Santa.
How's it going at the north Pole?
rHow's Mrs. Claus? How are you
doing' How's all the reindeer doing?
Will you get me a angel bedroom set?
NIMv cosin Carson would like a nice
,puppv. One more thing will you get
i something for the kid s that lusf dueLr
hose in hurricane Katrina Merr'
hrs.tmas Mrs. Calus and Santa.
'"' .. Your frand.
Shelby Tolley

V P.S. Will you get something for
:everyone else too. Thank you Santa.
~Dear Santa.
SHow are you doing Have you had
"a busy year'? I know you will be work-
ing extra hard to replace all those
toys that the children lost in the hur-
ricanes. I would really like to get a
Sink bicycle for me and a please
Spring my dad a baseball bat. I love
;you lots Santa
f Love.
happy holiday Santa

Dear Santa.
How are you doing? Tuhs year I
Want a jet black Stnngray Bike. I also
Want something that I have been ask-
ing for. for two years. I want a drum
set and an electric guitar. How is
Mrs. Clause? I sure hope she is doing
Good. How are the elves. I sure hope



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Dear Santa,
How are you doing toda\
Mrs. Claus and reindeer. Ho
elves? I hope I get lots of Ba
and I hope you have
Christmas. L. o
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Dear Santa, "
How are you doing thi
year? I'll try to get the remnd
carrots this year. By the
Rudolph's nose really] glow%
forgot about Mrs. Claus. H
doing? Is she sick because
bad weather we are having I
I have an Xbox 360, a bik
couple of DVD's for Christm
you have a Merry Christma

Dear Santa.
How is Mrs. Claus doti
donm good today. Can I a
Question? What are your
names in the line? Santa I
a real white football heir
some sideline markers.
Merry C
Dear Santa.
This year I will not forge
out some cookies and milk.
so many different things th,
for Christmas Lets start o
razzle dazzle ring and a foxy
shirt with roses on both of
sure my rnom would like a
rose ring. I wouldtot Oh yea
Like some clothes. My bro
been dining for an xbox 3(
suppose you know about al
because you are a genius. i
care of all the elfs. the rein
Mrs. Claus.

Dear Santa,
Christmas oh yest!!
Christmas! My favorite is
cookies and milk for Santa!
you Santa? Is your wife ol
would like from Santa is a
c.d. player, and a wallet I
have a great Christmas this
Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

Merry C
Dear Santa.
How are you and Mr
doing I hope you are d
because Santa can't go
those presents off if you a
feeling good. I want someth

my sister on a computer. It is an X-box 360
hristmas, Santa can you bring me these game,
too? I want midnight club dub addi
Sincelry, tln'3, defjam fight for NY and som
Drake other games. I also need remote con
trols with no cards.
'? How is Lonnie Lyv
%w are the
arbie stuff Dear Santa,
a Happy Hov. are you doing? How Is Mrs
Claus doing? I really want a guitar fo
ur friend, Clhristmas. My brother can play hi
rma Vidal guitar with two strings but I want
guitar with six strings. His guitar i
lobster red and egg shell white.
s time of want a guitar that is water melon red
leer some: sky blue. and alabaster white. Santa
way does you are the best!
I almost SinsirlI
ow is she 'Alli
of all the
now? Can Dear Santa,
ke. and a How do you get all those present
as. I hope in one bag? This Christmas I want
s. field goal and a NFL football. The NFI
Sincerely. football has no white lines on it. I als
Jared want a number two jersey fo
Christmas. Santa., hope you get
good nights sleep after you finish
ng? I am delivering all those gifts.
ask you a Sincerely
reindeers '' Thomas Howe
still want ,
nent and ;Dear Santa.
How are you doing? I am ready fo
our fiend Christmas! I want some DVD's fror
,Johnson. wal-mart and some hunting cloth
Christmas from the hunting place in Wal-mart
Santa. I also want that dune bugg
with mud tires.
get to put Thank you
There are Ridg
iat I want
off with a Dear Santa.
skirt and It's almost Christmas. If you hav
them. I'm a 22 rifle and a pistal I would like t
ddiamond ha e one of them I -lso wish lha.i
ih I would an .Xbo.\ 360. ,The gin;. \7.n. LJI ;o
other has is a playstation portable. The games
60. Well I want are Mario party 7 ahd th
l we want Scooby-Doo game. I might want a dir
3yBy take bike with mud tires. I hope you hav
deer. and a save trip.
Sincerely. Donavan Ebersol
Love 'IlMerry Christmasl
ey Hebert
Dear Santa.
How are you? Are your reindeer
I love cold in the snow when they fly
Smakng Christmas is my favorite holiday
! How are Santa one thing I want the most fo
k? What I Christmas is a 3-in-I travel system
purse, a It's at J.C. Penny. Also I would lik
hope you some surpnses. There everywhere
year Ho! Santa what would happen
Rudolph's nose went out? Wha
Love, would happen if one of your reindee
Bridgette got sick? Could you still fly? Well I'v
hristmas! got to go. Bye-Bye.
Cassldv Gurllacci
s. Claus Merry Christmas
going fine
dropping Dear Santa. :
Ul are not How are you and Mrs. Claus and
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have been really busy making all
those toys. I only want two things for
Christmas this year. I want a football
and a bike. Thanks for all the pres-
ents last year.
Your friend,

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph and, the other
reindeer? I want a blue bookbag and
a barbie doll for Christmas. My sister
wants some bratz dolls for
Christmas. My brother wants a bas-
ket ball for Christmas. My little
brother wants some cars and trucks
for Christmas. How are Mrs, Claus
and the elves? I wish I could see
them Have a safe trip.
Cheyenne Nowling
Merry Christmas,

Dear Santa,
It's almost Christmas and I can't

wait. I wanted to ask you someiihng.
Can I get a barbie jeep and some
bratz dolls for Christmas? Oh, I will
put out some Christmas cookies and
milk for you. I was wondering if Mrs.
Claus is coming to town. If she is 1'll
make some cookies. How is Rudolph?
Is his nose still brght? I'll be waiting
forChristmas morning.
Avanna Black.
!!!Merr Christmasll!

Dear Mr. Claus,
' :I would like a go cart or
Christmas. I need a go cart so that I
won't have to walk around in my
yard. I love you Santa Claus and I
really want that go cart. That is all I
want for Christmas. I hope you and
your reindeer have a safe trip.
Stephanie Abbott
Dear Santa.
How is Mrs. Claus? How are you?
What I really want to know is how is
Rudolph doing? I hope you can make .
it this Christmas Eve. I sure hope
that Rudolph's nose Is still bnght
cherry red. I hope he can find our
house to. I would like lots and lots of
toys. Besides, you know what a little
girl like me would like to have. I love'
you Santa Claus.
S: Love,
Sarah Cook
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Dear Santa,
I know you,

have been working

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Isaiah 9:6
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we prepare to

celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, God's greatest gift to us, may.
we find a moment, away from the hustle and bustle of holiday
shopping and wrapping, to get alone and present the Lord with a
"love gift" of our time. Time to be still and know that he is God.
Time to reflect on the valleys He's brought us through this year; the
mountain tops some have experienced, and to thank Him for His
Grace and Mercies that are new each morning. I believe this
expression of our love would please Him more than anything we could
give. He is worthy of our Praise and Thanksgiving and...our time.
After all, it is
"Jesus' Birthday"
He nish you and your loed ones every Blessing in the
SNew Year. ,

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good Christmas. I will be
ward to seeing you soon.

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!How are you doing? A
howv is mrs claus doing
th' red nose reindeer is h
other reindeer and the
you been busy lately? Is
there? Have you been ma
toys lately? I want a mi
talel. And a Game Boy S
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games you got me last ye
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for ot to ask you how a
de r. How is Mrs. Clalas
like in the noth pole? Is i
it i? Is Rudolph still doing
other reindeers doing ok'
on Christmas night.

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how are you doing? I
anl Mrs. Claus? How a
deArs? Do you have a lot
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north pole and how lon
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first? If you come'to my
will have a stocking han
the Christmas tree..

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dad a rocking chair. My m
Hummer H-3 and my d
pair of jeans and son
boots. All I wants to live
I a~m suppose to and m
dad too. When I grow up
,dream to come true and tJ
professional football pla:
my'parertts dream to,com
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How.is you and Mrs. C
How are your elves and t
do(ng in the north pole
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sowme tools for his truck
ter wants a baby doll an
want an xbox for Christm
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the elves? Is it cold in th
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cookies do you like? I n;
deer some deer food. I w
for;2 diamond rings for
IMr. Willis and Mrs,'McG
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How are you? How is]
How are the elves? W
weather like? Are you ha
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have been good this yea
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you to come. [ don't care w
me, Have I been good thi
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Rudolph? I was wondering if you
could bring something for my family.
Can you bring my mom a nice orna-
,ment for Christmas? I was hoping if
you could give my dad some new
clothes. Would you bring my sister a
necklace and my grandmother wants
a new cellphone and my baby cousin
wants a Thomas the Train .Railroad
set and all I want is for them to have
the best Christmise day ever.
Colby Mullins

looking for- Dear Hanukkah fairy,
How are you doing? I would like
Love diamond earrings for my teacher
Demeca Mrs. Willis and a 14 karat gold ring,
some money for my folks, a PS2 for
my dad, Playstation for me, a Betty
Ire -you OK? Croker Bake and Pan and a comput-
? is rudolph er so we don't have to waste our gas
;e ok and the going back and forth. Till then we will
elves? have have to go to the library and use their
Sis snowing computers. But Hannukkah is just
king a lot of around the corer and then my mom
ni size pool won't waste gas and get yelled at by
ip and a pro my dad and we won't use up all our
ortantly give .money anymore. -
much toys. love your friend,
here will be Daniel
n it will you
inking target Dear Santa Claus,
-. How are your reindeer and Mrs.
Sincerely Claus? Hey Santa what kind of milk
Zach Bryant and cookies do you want? Be careful
my puppy bitesll! Speaking of all
those things I almost forgot to tell
ie toys, and you what I wanted for Christmas an
:ar. especial- American girl doll, and Digital
was cool. It Camera. please give those that don't
n it. Oh ya I have all the stuff I have and don't
re the rein- have a home because of the hurri-
? What is it cane give them the best Christmas
it cold? I bet they ever had. Give them stuff and
ig OK? is the that they want and need Santa and
? I'll see you Merry Christmas.
Your friend
Summer Monifa Baker

Dear Santa,
low are you How are you and Mrs. Claus? Are
re the rein- the deer going well? I hope Rudolph's
of presents? nose is still red. And may you get
thing. and I Mrs. Heather some blue jewelry, and
time at the Mr. Allen some boots. It is almost
ig have you Christmas and I hope your ready. So
tarried? and feed the deer and get the toy's and
rou going to you will be all set. I'm so happy. What
house first I kind of cookies do you like? We got
iging up on just a little. So I'll get something for.
you. Oh I just about forgot about Ty,
your friend may she have a baby doll and can
Dylan Lee Jesse and Danny have a toy car? I
don't want alot of toys I just want one
thing. May I have a toy puppy? I hope
y mom and the elves are doing what they are
aom needs a supposed to do. You will have to be
ad needs a very quiet because Ty will wake up
ie working very easily.
longer than I.hope the deer are doing good,
y mom and too. I hope it is doing good at the
? I want my north p[ole.
hat's to be a God bless you Santa and Mrs.
yer. I want Claus.
re,rue too. Love
d / Love.;' .' Casie Clark -

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and a new.baby. I love you Santa and
a new horse and a new rabbit. I
would like it to snow in Blountstown,
FL. I would like the poor kids to get
something big. I believe in you santa
and the kids that do not have any-
thing give them something. Can I get
something for my mom and dad and
brother because I love them and.the
poor kids something because i love
them very much. I love you Santa.
Have a great Christmas santa. I love
you Mrs. Claus and reindeer. I love
the poor kids and I want my baby
cousin to be born on Christmas.
Your friend,

Taylor Vincent

Dear Santa,
How are you? Is it cold up thear in
the North Pole? How is Cupid,
Donner, Dancer, Rudolph, Dasher,
Cornet, Vixin, Prancer, and Blitzin?
Are you putting the presents in your
sleigh yet? Are you having a good
time? Santa I was thinking if I could
at least have a bike for Christmas. I
have been,a good girl. Please bring
my baby sister a baby toy. Please
bring my little sister a baby doll. How
is Mrs. Claus? I was Mrs. Claus for a
Christmas play last year. Santa there

is one more thing that you can do for
me. Please bless the people who do
not have as much as me.
Your friend,
Sarah Smithson

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa, how have you been
doing? How has Mrs. Claus been
doing? How is Rudolph doing? How is
the weather in the North pole. How
are the elves doing? Santa can I have
games for my Game Cube and my
Game Boy Advanced sp for

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P.S. Cookie's will be on the table.
Happy Christmas.

Dear Saint Nick,
I want to thank you for the guitar
I got from you last year. I have
learned here comes the bride. I also
wanted to tell you that last year on
Christmas eve I ate some of your
cookies. Sorry about that! I was won-
dering do you have any new rein-
deer? Are they nice? Or are you real-
ly on the coka-cola commercials? I
see you on there. Santa I wish I could
see your reindeer. Maybe I could get a
bell from the- sleigh for a Christmas
present. Speaking of presents, there
is a couple other stuff for Christmas.
'I want a bike helmet and cat stuff.
S.J acey Strong

P.S.' I also want stuff for my fami-

than Leath Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Clause? I
have lots of toys on my list this year.
Mrs. Claus?, ,I was hoping if you could get every-
hat is the one of the toys on my list.. But
ving fun? I instead of asking stuff for me at the
are doing? I being of the letter, I was going to ask
r. I can not for something you could give to my
n't wait for family. First I would want something
vhat youget for my five cats. But the kittens eat
s year? Can cat food and their about 12 weeks
ing and can 'old! I guess I will give them a year
thing. supply of cat food. Second I want
Love, something for my four dogs. All of
Jenny Lytle them are grown. How about some
big, big big bones. One for each of
them. Third I want something for my
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ago. Maybe I want him to have a good'
time in heaven. Ya, I wish for him to
have a good time in heaven. And I
also want a fourth thing too. I want
my dog that died in March to have a
good time in heaven. Fifth I want
something for my mom, she said that
she wanted to clean upstairs, but I
think I would wish for her
$1,000,000 dollars. So she could pay
off.her bills. Sixth I want something
for my daddy. I think I will give him.a
TV because he spends a lot of time in
front of it. Seventh I want my
Grandpaw, and my Grandma to live
until their about one hundred years
old of age. Eighth I want my aunt
Kim, uncle Ben and my cousin
Jackson that is 6 months old, fixing to
be 7 months to be safe in Atlanta.
Ninth I want my Aunt Bee, Uncle
Less, Natellie, and Valerie to have a
safe trip going somewhere to see my
other cousin Benjamin. I think their
going to Orlando to see him. And my
tenth thing I want my great aunt to
live to be one hundred also and I
want Steve to live to be one hundred.
Eleventh I want my sister to have her
wish by having a red convertible
when she is old enough to drive. And
finally my twelfth thing I want for me
is to have a good, good, good
Callie MVtichele Melvin

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus and the elves
and the reindeer? I hope they are
doing wonderful. I hope you are too. I
hope you've had a great long nap. I
hope Mrs. Claus has gotten some
sleep too but I also hope she has
taken really, really good care of you
so you'll be healthy and ready on
Christmas eve night. I've been really
good this year and my sister's have
too. This year what I want for
Christmas is a soccer goal, a soccer
trainer, a softball glove, a softball
trainer, moon shoes, a guitar case,
and most of all I want it to snow in
Blounstown, FL but more important-
ly I would like God to answer my
most important prayer but this is
very important too I would really like
you to give lots of presents to the kids
who don't have many toys. Have a
good Christmas Santa.
Your friend,
Carly Richards

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus, the reindeer
and the elves? I love you Santa. I
would like a new bike and a new dog,

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Christmas? Hope to see you soon.
Your friend,
D.J. Green

Dear Santa,
How are you doing up there in the
North Pole? Santa can you bring me
an X-box 360 and a play stashion 2
and ps2? my mom needs a new pair
of church shoes. Help people that
went through the hurricanes. Help
people that do not have as much as
Love the one and only (motor-
Jhon Young

Dear Santa,
I can't wait til Christmas because
I've been a good boy. I want a dueling
disc, a little four wheeler kids size, a
kingdom hearts movie, a skeleton
jack toy, a new play sword with the
handle colored silver middle of the
sword golden and the blade silver
and that's all I want for Christmas.
Jacob Segers

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus and the elves?
Have they made any presents yet?
Have they made'mine? I went to the
horse arena and my aunt taught me
how to ride a horse and so that I
could. ride on a horse ride. I want a
dog, a horse, saddle for me and my
horse Copper, a robot from the mall
in Tallahasseee and for Dolly Parton
to come to Tallahassee again so
Jordan Willis could go with me and
Ms. Faye and me to go bake stage
and get a picture with her and Ms.
Benjamin Walden

I wish peace in the world like Mr.
King. I wish to fight with words not
my fist! We have freedom thanks to
Mr. King! And I know deep way deep
in our hearts that if we put our minds
to it, we together can put peace in
our world.
Macy Woodard

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? What I want
for Christmas is a new bike and a
new dog. I know it is hard to make
toys but I want the most is a X-box.
Thank you for the gifts last year. I
play with them all day and I wish I
can visit you. But I hope you have a
safe trip and I want to have a nice
Christmas for my mom and dad. and
you have a nice Christmas.
Your friend,
Alyssa Lytle

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Do you have a
new reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? I
want to thank you for my presents last
3-,'-r H' 'rc .-our -l'-ie" H-.:- mn_-ny
presents have you made? How many
kids do you have on your list? How
long is your hst? Is my httle brother
and sister andrme on the good,list or.
bad list? This is what I want for
Christmas play station 1, 2 and 3,
X-Box 360, 243, 260, pistol,, shot
gun, skate board, dirt bike, paintball
gun, some more game boy advance
games, hunting kit, and most of all I
want a merry Christmas with my
Your friend,
Anthony Wyrick

Dear Santa,
Thahk you for the presents last
year. How are you and Mrs. Claus
doing? This year I have been really
Good. I have helped my family. This
year what I really want is a puppy..
The kind' of dog I want is a Golden
Retriever. Please leave him by the
back door. Some other things I want
is a game cube, game boy, movie
called Butter Cream gang, Nintendo
DS, Bug Kit, and Dolly Parton cd with
9 to 5. Thank you for everything you
have given me the last few years.
Your friend,

Jordan Willis

Dear St. Nicholas,
How are your reindeer Rudolph,
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen? I am
going to leave milk and cookies for
Santa and carrots for the reindeer.
Thank you for the toys that we
received last year. this year I want a
Game Boy Advance, jewelry, horse,
gamecube, shoes, and clothes. Are
the elves doing good? Are you going
to be able to come to Blountstown? If
you do can I ride the sleigh with you
Santa? Wake me up because you are
the greatest Santa in the whole
Your friend,
Alecia Shyan Trest Ethridge

Dear St. Nicholas,
How are your reindeer doing
today? Today I want to thank you for
last Christmas. For Christmas I
would please like a pack of perfume
for my mom Sandy Gunn and some
for me and my sister Rachele Webb. I
also want a Magic of Pegisise set.
See you soon,
Jessica Webb

Dear Santa,
Thank you for the presents last
year. How are you and Mrs. Claus?
What my cousin and I would like is a
new house and a new saddle and
makeup and clothes and shoes and
some gamse for a game boy advase
and some hair bows and for my uncle
corlos I wish you a merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year.
Brittany Six

Dear Santa,
Can you please get me an xbox
360, and Halo 3 ard please can I
have any deer hunting games and
deer hunting pillows and cover and
thanks for the presents last year.
Jerrett Bennett

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I love the
presents you got me last year. The
trampolin I got last year my cousin
Tyler Johnson and his friend Nick
rode their skate board on it after my
paw-paw told them to stop. I want
some Bratz dolls because my sister
always calls me a brat. I also want
some make-up for my momma. I love
Shelby Murphy

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? I hope your
family has the best Christmas! I'm
excited! Aren't you? If you are so am
II I hope for good gifts this year. I real-
ly want my family to have a good
Makaila Barton

Dear Santa,
How, are your reindeer? How are
your wife and you? I hope you are
safe on your trip. I would like a dog,
apsp, and a gun and my family to
have a good Christmas.
Dakota Blane Neal

Dear Santa,,
How are you and Mrs. Claus and
the factory and your elves and rein-
deer? This is the thing I want most
for Christmas is a chin strap for foot-
ball, that is if you can get it. Thank
you for the presents last year.
Drew Bryant

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I just want to
know how are your wife and your
elves doing? Are the elves making
presents? Have they made one for
me? Oh, yah I about forgot Mrs.
Claus. How is she doing and how are
all 12 reindeer doing? I want a quilt
for Christmas. I want lots of books so
I can read. I want a friend like you.
No one is nicer than you. I am your

number one fan. You are the nicest
one in the North Pole. I believe in you

Dear Santa,
How are your reind
Mrs. Claus? Are your el
hard to work every
Christmas Eve? Santa I
leave you a present under
would like a game boy sp
a fish. I want something
and dad. A jacket and
sager for my dad. for my
a necklace and something
cial for my mom ard dad
really want for Christima
Christmas with my family


Dear Santa,
How are you doing?
the Christmas presents
bet your elves are very bt
horse named Oreo. I
John Deer Gator. I can
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for it. That is want for Christmas.
John Martin

Your friend, Dear Santa,
Alyssa Sims How are you, and Mrs. Claus, and
the elfs, and the reindeer? I am okay.
Thank you for the movie, and the
eer? How is jewelry box last year. This year I want
ves ok? Is it a desk, and a computer. I was very
night on good this year I helped my mom alot
I'm going to this year. I was very nice to poeple
er the tree. I and sweet. I want a desk so I can
p, x box, and organise my papers, and do my hair.
for my mom I want a computer because I can type
a foot mas- my stories instead of writing one. You
mom I want don't just have to get me something -
ig really spe- cookies, and milk. Have a very merry
1. But what I Christmas happy holidays. Don't for-
s is to spend get the homeless kids, and hurricane
y. Katrenae kids please help them. I
Your friend, belive in the elfs, Mrs. Claus, and all
nin Martinez of the reindeer. I have 'Christmas
spirit. I love you. You are my best
'Thanks for Love,
last vearl T Savannah

usy. I want a
also want a
not wait till
you soon.
lyn Bozeman

Dear Santa,
How are you and your wife doing?
How are your reindeer? If you can
bring me a trampolin because it got
ruined in the hurricane and a xbox
360, Nitendo DS and maybe some
toys that you got me last year.
Remember bat girl and cat girl and all
those toys if you can bring me a new
bike because I grew out of the one
that you got me last year.
Your friend,
Lecia Baker

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus doing? She is
fine she bine fine dear and your deer
I want a Bratz. My sister, my brother
my mommy and my daddy want tc
thank you for bringing the presents
last year.
See you soon!
Renee Nowlin-

Dear Santa,
Hello Santa how are you and Mrs
Claus and the elves? I hope you had
a good year and I hope you remember
to bring things to the homeless and
ill. Thank you for the presents I go
last year especially the keyboard ol
and I messed up the bike you gave
me and I hope I don't this year. I an
really fond of all the things you brinj
me. And this year could you give me
Razor E-300 and a Nintendo DS. Th
reason I deserve these things is I hell
alot with the moving prosese and
around the house. Now please
remember the homeless. And for mn
brother leave him a little something
you know just anything.
Merry C in -sin,
S. .Sine rely
S. Walker Strat i

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? Thank you fo
the bike you gave me last year. I wan
three things for Christmas. want ai
electric scooter that new Easy Baker
and clothes and shoes, I have been
sweet girl. Have a great Christmas.
Kimberly Bradwel

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus'
Thank you for the power ranger din(
thunder set and the dartboard front
last year. This year I want a vide(
now xp and a keyboard. I have been
good boy I take out the trash for m3
mom I will leave cookies aid milk.
hope there will be candy in my stock
ing. Tell Rudolph I said Hi.'
Your friend
Alex May

Dear Santa
I want to know if Rudolph is real
want to thank you for my game cube
This year I want a motersickeol,
deserve it because I worked real harc




Dear Santa,
Hello I was wanting to know how
are the elfs and Mrs. Claus doing?
Thank you for all of my presents last
Christmas. Could you get me a bike
and bratz collection and feathery
boots. I deserve these things because
I helped my moma clean up the
house. I will have cookies and milk
waiting for you Santa Claus.
your friend,
Courtney Johnson

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus doing
and your raindeers like Rudolph and
Sdxson and comit I think I might need
a dirt bike How are the elfs are they
making my presetes Thank you for
the presents from last year and I
deserve it bekos I have been good.
Shelby Cook

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is Mrs. Claus?
Thank you for the presents last year.
This year I want two things a cd play-
er and a bike. The reason I deserve
this is because I have done a lot of
chores. Tell Rudolph and the elfs I
said hey.
Sincerely, your friend,
Tiekeyrea Godwin

Dear Santa Claus
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cookies out on a table and
the reindeer. I hope you
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nt a snake, was real was he? I also read a book
0 because I about the night before Christmas
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Carrots for dancer, prancer and vixon, commod,
can come cuppod, donner and blitson is a rein-
m not wait deers name. I would like a TV for
Christmas and a play TV hunting 2
Your friend and a new bike, some winter clothes
Tyler Hill and some boots and most of all Xbox

Dear Santa,
7 Is Christmas going to come this
year? Thank you for my game cube
last year. I really like it. this year I
\want a game system 4 in one soccer,
Basketball, baseball, and football. I
-really wish I could at least have a
Jmodle of the Christmas star. I hope
you and Mrs. Claus are having a
great time. I deserve this stuf
because I'm a specail dhild and I'm
good and respectful.
1 Sincerely, Ryan

Dear Santa
This year I want a real cellphone
and a c.d. player and the mix Brat
twins and I think I deserve it because
J've been good to my family and help
my moiny clean up and I will never
call you a fake because I belelve in
you and I love you and Mrs. Clause to
and I've been a good girl.
Your best freind
R'Shayla Faulk

Dear Santa
How are you 'domng ,and you to
s.; Claus? Thank you for the pres-
'ents I got last year I really want one
thing the one thing that I want for
lChnstmas Is a cd player for my cds
.Tell Rudolph to keep up the good_
%Vork and the glowing red nose.
Alssa Brown

ear Santa, .
-How are you doing I wanted to
i hank you the presents you gave me.
S ast year. this year I have always
planted a baby goat because I have
(done lots of chores' I've. have been a
i ood girl. I deserve a baby goat
p because I am doing work hard at
home. please put the homeless kids.
lots of presents. Because I wbuld be
5sad if I did not get any presents.
your friend
SAdriana Maira

Dear Santa
SIs it cold over there? Santa thank
you for the computer I got last year.
Santa I want makeup and a conair
S'air styler I deserve it because this
,ear I helped my mom with the dish-
es. Merry Christmas Santa
Sincerely your friend
SMarian Hansford

Dear Santa
How is Rudolph? Is his nose work-
Sng? Mowfani:maevireBB'asg
Clau'?.' Thank you for that lcibe y\ou
gave me last- year and that Barbie
bank. What'I want for Christmas is
my dady. Because he really is nice to
me and he understands that I'm real-
ly tnng hard in school. And there is
anther thing I mant for Christmas is
two walkie talkies. One I'l send to my
dad. One I'll keep. And don't forget
the poor who got hit buy the storm.
And have a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year. And I wont forget to
give you milk and cookies.

Olivia Atkins

Dear Santa.
Do you have children? Thank you
for the games. This year I want more
games and a snacke and a cell
phone. I want them because I was
good this year.
your fnnd
Kim Jr.

Dear Santa.
How are you and the reindeer'
SWhat is the weather like? Thank you
for giving me the romot control truck
last year. I want a football the size the
college plays with and a pair of
SBrownmng boots. I want you to have a
'sale ride to each house. Don't wonr
because I will have you cookies and
milk and the reindeer carrots.
Sincerely your friend.
Tripp Taylor

Dear Santa.
How is Rudolph? Is his nose work-
ing? Thank you for giving me my col-
oring book last year and the rest of
'my presents too. This year I want a x-
box and some games to go with It
please and a basketball goal. I
deserve it because I help my mom
and dad and asalsaly my brother too.
I beleav m nMrs. Cluas, and pranser.
and dasher, and the best of all you.
S' Cody Keller

Dear Santa.
How are you. Mrs. Claus. and the
elfs' doing? Thank you for the gutar
last year. I want a cabbge patch
horse, brats go west, a basketball.
and a baseball goal I deserve It
because I have been a good girl this
year. Gi\e the homeless a horse.
Chloey McLeod

Dear Santa.
How are the reindeer? Thank you
for the presents I got last year I want
a kareloke machine, cell phone (flip)
and a purse with a k on it. I deserve
this because I've been good at home
Katenl Locklar

FroTm Carr Third Graders

I've beeti a good girl all year.
Here's what I want a boomerang and
a stuff kangaroo. I also would like a
robo game and would like a game,
cube and link wind motor. I would
also like a little lake puppy. I would
also like a My Little Pony. Say hey to
the elves lor me.
Love, Nikki Wise
Dear Santa,
', How are you and your reindeer. I'

Sincerely, Devin McCoy

Dear Santa,
I want to no are you rile or not. I
.want a TV VCR and DVD player and
a puppy a ril won. I all so want a
puppy bed, coler, leash, food bowl
and a water bowl and a little pin and
I want a bird, a bird cage and a bird
food holder and water holder. I want
a CD player and a CD case, all CDD's
and a ball.
Happy Holladay, Randy

Dear Santa,
I wo uld like some cd's and games
and balls. And a new kitten. And a
leash for my dog. I want this stuff
because I think 'v been good. I all so
want a pencil sharperner. And I need
a big new sleeping bag and pilows .I
all so want a big colonne book and
crayons., I want some new barbie's
and barbie car. And some brats and
cemakentroll cars.
Your friend,
SAshley Pate,

Dear Santa.
Can I please et a dollhouse whear
you can get in it and pjlay and I
wound like new outfit that has a
than that goes over your arm and it
has short slices and long pants. And
. wish it will snow in Clarksville this
year. .And I decurve most of it
because I have been good. And I
want fourvheeler. Have a merry
Your friend,
SKnrsten Brown

Dear Santa.
Hows the weather up there? For
Cnstmas I want Chicken Little dvd. a
playstation 2. a pencil box, some long
sleve shirts. How can you eat all'
those cookies'? This year I was not all
nice buy not all naughty so if my
name isn't on thegood list check it

Dear Santa,
I wate a cd player, a slcuter, a cat
chia, a turtle pet even my mom does
not want me to have one, rele make-
up een my dad does not want me to
have that, The ced gris movie cd, a
golden ness for my mm; some shose
for my dad. I thak he wers size 11 or
12, and some eren for my sister. And
a spris form my family and the spris
is a kiss and hugs .
Love Savannah Taylor

Dear Santa,
I would like a playstation 2 and a
dell computer. I would love Moon
shoes.. I dezerve all of these things
because I have been good all year long.
I wish I really could see you but only
kids. Santa I wish I could shoot a
buck and a doe. And have all of the
seer sausge I can eat and deer pattys.
Santa could you really get me all of
those things please Santa. I won't all
of these things because I am good.
SYour friend,
Destiny Boutwell

Dear Santa,
I will tell you what I want for
Christmas a bed set. because I have
my moms sense she was a kid. A dvd
player because only have a vcr. A
weiner dog black and tan becuase my
weiner dog ran away. A radio
becuase mine tor-up. A suger cane
becuase the\ taste good. A moon
chair becuase they are cool. I was
wondering how to do you go to every.
house in the world?'
Your friend, Shae Hall

Dear Santa,
I would like a new bike. I've been
very good. And this 'year I only git in
a fit with Leaha ones. Do y ou really
have magic. I really do believe in you.
Do riandeer really fly. 'lMy sister dous
Your friend,
Jeasia Fitts

Dear Santa,
First I will tell you what I want
and then why I deserve it. First I
want a doodle bears, teen friends
doll, glow sticks, bubble bath, game
cube, scooby-doo sweat shirt, a white
cat ( with long hair), bandana, an I-
dog, bead and gem, and I really, real-

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since last time you came to my house
and I do believe in youl I am wonder-
ing do you like monkeys as much as
I do?
Your friend,
Sarah Davis

Dear Santa,
I haven't been so good this year
but if I can I would like a laptop,
glow-in-the-dark stuff, dvd player,
monkey, movies, globe,m mini tram-
plean, bar to play on fence peace to
do hand stands, glow-in-the-dark
jewelry, glow-in-the-dark clothes and
hat, desk, fhoay stuff, Bobby Jack
stuff and a Merry Christmas And if
I don't get this stuff it's okay.
Because there always next year!
Merry Chnrtmas.
; Amber R.

Dear Santa.
I \wsh I could meet you one day. I
want a meng chopper RC cele. some
nite tsherts. some baggy banse and a
forer miller and a football unllorm
and I won't some cool shoos and my
on little tree and ordement; and I
wish I could see and play in now and
I won't some army guns and an army
jacit and uniform.
Mar' Cristmas.
Daniel L.

Dear Santa.
I have been \eryn good this year
and I'm eight all ready' Santa wqe
don't have a chimney so you probably
prfer the door. I want a new bike.
bubbles, gun. new boy shints and
shorts, no dresses! ?A suter and a
skate borad and that's pretty much
everything but I would like a big
marker bord that will erase and a bigt
club house that we can play in.
Merry Christmas. Santana

name. Will you bring my puppy
Sasha a kenel. I also want a laptop.
Santa please give my mom a ssteeler
flag for her truck. I diserve this
because I have gone threw a lot. I am,

Merry Christmas,
Dalena D.

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'I deserve a sleigh bell and a pet rat'

(Continued from Pg. 12)
Dear Santa,
I want a little brown puppy for
Chrmastmas that wil live for 5 years.
I deserve that cause I'm making the
AB honor roll at Carr
Elementary/Middle School. I would
feed him and his name would be
Scooby Dooby Doe.'
Merry Christmas,
Love Matthew

Dear Santa,
I want games to play, doll but not
barbies, a cd player, DVDs and
movies, UFO lamp, dobble beans,
and books.
Merry Christmas,
Taylor Young
Dear Santa,
I wish that I can have a new full-
willer for Camter cause the uther one
is old and two little for me and I want
a new bike so I can have a bigger bike
for Camter and there one more thing
1 wi sh I can have for Camter and that
is a new game for my vieo game.
Your friend,
Dear Santa,
Please can you get me the video
game Mrio Party 7. I am trying to be
a good boy. but I don't get sleep. Can
you get Austin Lee Russell a game-
cube With Mario Party 7. Tell him it's
from me please. P.S. Why is rudolfs
nose red? Merry Cristmas
Tristan Chad Walden
Dear Santa,
I want a bug chamber and a Harry
Potter Goblet of Fire video game. and
a skate board and I want a treehouse
and a secret hidout. I want a xbox
and a new puyy and I want a room
where I can invent some cool things.
I deserve these things because I help
S my family out I am nice to others
that's why I deserve some of that
Merry Christmas,Aaron
Dear Santa,
I want a bike for me. I want to see
the reindeer. I want a cat that is a
S girl.
The end,
Tyler Mc.

Dear Santa,
S I want get a new bike, a game
cube, I want my dog Band back, I
want some new Close, some niakeup
and jureler and some erings, a real
teacet and a baker oven with some
food so I can have some game and a
Scooby Doo, satt up clup and some
barbie's. doll set with new Barbie's a
new movie called the Never Ending
Story 3 ,and a stuff deer. Some
Barbie doll colos with shoes, a big
bottle of bubbles. Santa can you do
---one thing for met get read of my
boots. Santa can you get me a new
cat one that is range and write with
blue eyes because that's my favreit
Love, Ashley Adkins

Dear Santa,
What I would like for Chrismas is
a new little puppy it does. not matter
to me what kind it is. I would also
like a Fiary Topey land with the small
dolls. I would like a monkey as well
but most of all I would like everyone
to have a merry Christmas.
Love, Cailey A.

Dear Santa,
What I want is a couple of cd's. I
also want a laptop for my room.
What I want also is a curtain to go
around my bed. I also want to get my
mom, dad, brother and sister some-
thing. What is your suggestion? It
was nice talking to you.
SLove, Cierra Brown
Dear Santa,
I would-like a laptop, apixey, a
new vidocamra, a reglaer camera, a cd
player, al ot of Barbie dolls, the vido
of Narnia, a x-box, x-box games
Brats baby doll, Nintendo games,
New shoes, New clothes, my sere
dolls, fashion fever dolls, basket ball,
Arthor books, a vido now, vidow
movies, a starstation, 'a coclater,
Sweet Valley twins books, cds, a bag
of makeup, a bean bag, a computer, a
From, Emily Childress
Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like to have
roller skates and makeup and earrings
and necklace and avodeo now.
Maybe I want a alarm clock and dif-
ferent kids of magic stuff. And a light
for my bike and alot of new Barble
and a big stero system. And I want a
flashlight and some new tools for my
dad. And for my mom a diamond ring.
Your .friend,
Autum Donaldsom
Dear Santa,
I want a playstation or a Stargow
and a bike and a twunny two, a gun
and a mocutrol car a a cling shot and
a forwiler and nice shoes.
Anthony Heiser
Dear Santa;
I want an air mattress and a lava
lamp and a touch screen computer
and a gold fish and pse and the game
Andrews and the cheat coaster. And
a game cube. Oh and Santa I have
been good this year I'm just being
honest. Santa can I have one bell of
your reindeers. Love you Santa. And
I want some colored pencils,

'Love Blake Pickron

Dear Santa,
SI Would like a cellphore so I could
call my friends, I would also like a
T.V. that has cable. Also I would
like to get a laptop so I can play on it,
and I would like to get an art set
" because I love art. If you want to you
I could give me these things to, it's a
habitat were you can see an ant hill,
a forest, and an ocean for animals, a
lava lamp because they're cool, and
my own house with everything.
Sincerely, Hannah Plazarin

Dear Santa,
I want a laptop, cell phone, moter-
cycle, big house, mini van, car, truck,
race car, games, spiderman toy, a
dog, trampline, T.V., vcr, couch,
chair, Spiderman 3, King Kong, spa,
pool, hot tub, game boy.
Your friend, D. Wyatt
Dear Santa,
This year I want a stereo a Dvd
player, a flip phone that takes pic-
tures, a spy kit, also I would like a
Lemo, CD's, a game boy, a video
camra and a laptop a real phone with
my own number. A diary that no one
can open but me a basket ball. I
would also like a big house of my
own, a hottub, a kickball, a baseball
and baty bratz airplane, dolls, b ratz
Sinceler, Morgan S.

Dear Santa,
What I really want for Christmas is
a drum set and a Golf cart but me
and my sister would both like that,
ok! I also would like a video-now with
the moves that comes with it. One
more thing I promi I would like a
puppy (Golden Rechever) with. a red
bow on it. How is Ms. Clause is she
doing good? Guess what I've watched
all our movies and the best one was
your 3rd movie or was it your second
I don't know! One last thing I would-
like a book shelf full of books and a
laptop. On Christmas night I'm going
to make the best cookies for you.
Your Friend, Emily Sewell
Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is Star
War Battle Front Two. and I want
Star War Revenge of the Sith move.
And I want Star War toys. And I want
a pelet gun. And I want Maddin 06.
and I want Star War Droid. And. I
want Star War Jet movies.
Your friend, Ronnie Smith
Dear Santa,
I already have everything. I want
a laptop but nothnmg else. I wish I
would keep all my toys but I can't. I
wish to be the smartest math kid in
the world.
Sincerly, Jacob

Dear Santa,
My family thanks you for giving
me my presents last year and I prob-
ably was alright this year. But what
I want.for Christmas is Madden 06
and I hope Brett.Fayre ison the
game. I also want my own phone, a
huge dog, a college football game, an
Albert Pouloils haligram, a Brett
Favre haligram, a Lambeau Feild pic-
ture,a air piano, a Donald Driver:
photo, a Brett Favre cap and Donald
Driver camp. I wish the Packers to
make the playoffs and I wish I could
see Brett Favre play a game in Green
Bay Wisconson.
Jake Woodham;'

Dear Santa,
I would like a lap top, and a cell
phone another bag of makeup,
video camra, a regler camera, a CD
player, a lot of Barbie dolls, a viedo
now, Amercan Ball, Big Stero ses-
tum, XBox game, Playstation 2
games, Chickin Littel, Shreck 2
games, Walwart gift card, tree, new
shoes, new cloths, Cheerleader
cloths, new Bed set, my mama a new
car, home, a Basket ball,
Chopstick,twin Baby Dolls, a trip to
New York.
From Samantha Smith

From Aitha Third Graders

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is a
shell shocer and a twenty 2 gun, a
new fishing pole and Xbox and all the
goosebumb books. Why I deserve
these things is because I made a good
grade on my.progress report.
Your friend,
Christopher Sale

Dear Santa,
I have been a good girl. I have
done my home work and I think I
deserve a sleighbell and a pet rat and
a skateboard. I was thinking I could
ask if you could gety Rebekah a dia-
mond ear ring and ring kand neckles.
I was thinking do you like chocolate
Your friend, Kayla
Dear Santa,
I really.want a army game for my
playstation 2 and could you please
get me a Shell Shocker and what I
really want for Christmas is a shot-
gun and the other really good thing I
want.is a mocdhrole truck and one
more thing I would really want is a
necklace. I think I deserve it because
I clean the dishes and I take out the
dogs and I clean the bathroom.
Your friend, Bryan Harris
Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas ia a paint-
ball gun, paintballs and a paintball
helmate. I know I deserve them but
mostly all I want is a hermate crab.
Love, Cody Carter
Dear Santa,
I want a skoter, bike, laptop,
$100.00 so I. can help people that
have had bad weather, one other
thing is a puppy. I have tride to do
my best in school..
Love, Kaitlyn Hill
PS: Have a Merry Christmas
Dear Santa,
I have been really good. I have
cleaned my room; watched my broth-
ers and sister. I have-fed the dogs
and washed the dishes. Now you
Skno'p why I deserbvc a Scamps my
playful pup black and white
our friend, Jenny

The Exterminator's

Christmas Carol
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'Twas the night before the Exterminator, when all through the house
All the creatures were stirring, even the mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
f'. In hopes that Tri-State soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
i While'visions of pest control danced in their heads.

When, what to.my wondering eyes should appear,
.f But a miniature flea, and eight tinyants, A
S r With a little old driver, so lively and glee,
I knew in'a moment it must be Dee.

More rapid than'eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
Now, Roach! now, Mouse! now, ANts and Bees!
S On, Termites and Fleas!
To the top of the porch! to thetop of the wall!
Now dash away,! dash away! dash away all!"
Up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the truck full of chemicals and Dee too.

And then, in a twinkling, heard him on the roof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney Dee came with a bound,
SA bundle of pesticides he had flung on his back.
t1 And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
f.. Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
H.e spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
VA And sprayed all the house; then turned with a jerk,,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
SI heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

'"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night:

f Thanks so much for your business

| this past year.
SMay God Bless You and Your Family!

Dee Ridley

STri-State Pest Control

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Dar Santa,
I've been very good. And I made
All A's on my progress report. Also I
help with my little brother.
Now I'll tell y ou what I want. I
want a X box 360 and doctor dread-
ful freaky food lab.
Your friend,
Alex Aultman

Dear Santa,
How is Mrs. Claus? Are the elfs
doing good? May I have a vida game
or to. May I have a sliegh bell. May I
have a xbox 360. I have been good
this year. I have feed the cats this
Your friend,

Dear Santa
For Christmas I would like a land
sea R,C. I would also like a scope for
my shot gun. My teacher wants some
dove dark chocolate. I would also like
a remote control dirtbike. I deserve
these things because I feed the ani-
mals and clean the yard with my
daddy. I want $100 please
Your freind,

Dear Santa,
I want stuffed animal. I want a
bell off a reindeer. Santa I want a
macup set. I think I deserve it
because I have been good I want to
give my teacher some dark chocolate
candy. I want to give my cousin some
candy. I want a four wheeler. I want
something like a' friendship braclete
for my dad that says Super Dad For
Ever. I want a ring for my mom. I
want a stuffed butterfly for my aunt.
I want a pocket knife for my stepdad.
Love Klara

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is a
video game and some new shoes and
a new soccer ball too. How are you
santa and Mrs. Santa how are you
Your friend, Brendan

Dear Santa;
This year I want a drum set, nin-
tendog retriever, a book on how to
play soccer, a locket, hermit crab set,
a drill, a turtle, turtle doves, a parrot,
a gold fish, a book about huge mud-
puppys that eat crawdads and
-worms, spy gear, seasaw, basketball
goal, basketball, piano, a book on
how to play the piano, and a cage. I
deserve these things because I have
worked very hard in school and at
home. I do my best. Oh and one or
two computer games, and DVD's.
your friend,
Summer Kyle Farris
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I want

a dog for Chrimas a vugo and money.
I have been doing what my mom and
dad say. I made all A's on my report
card. Do not forget to get my mom
and dad a present and people from
your Freind,

Dear Santa,
This year I have tryed to be good.
So this year I would like to have a X-
Box 360, Ipod, soccer ball, laptop,
and a little puppy and I wonder if you
could say hey to Mrs. Claus for me.
Thank youl
your friend Mary

Dear Santa,
I want a basketball game and a
football game and then I want a com-
puter and a radio and some came-
flage boots and a reindeer bell and
something for my mom something
and I want to give her a ring and
some earnings an i want a dark
chocolate bars and some mvp basket-
ball game
.your friend
Cody B.

Dear Santa
I think my mom disevers a cd sug-
arland, a new gator shirt, a gator
tikit, a swiffer duster and a new cd of
kid rock. I diserve a new kitten, DS2,
xbox 360, Cd terri clark she didn't
have time, basketball, two turtle
doves, pool, swing set, piano, piano
book, clothes, and jeans.
Love your friend,
Alyssa Courtney Jones
lear Santa,
For Christmas I want a four
wheeler and a gun with a scope and
a dirt bike and a xbox 360 a new dog
and a bike games and a car for my
dad. pleaes give us the stuff we need
we need a truck to so we can go fish-
.ing we need a boat to and I want
some chocolate for my mom and dad
your freind Will
Dear Santa Claus,
I've been really good this year. So I
want a bike, T.V., playstation 2,
Gamebox, XBox 360, a calculator,
piano, drums, guitar, stereo.
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'I want a puppy, snow, and a robot.'

(Continued from Pg. 13) for Christmas. These are my top 3 been thinking a lot about what I want Dear Santa Michael for Christmas. These are my top 3
(Conthings I want. They are chat & now for Christmas. These are my top 3 How are you doing? I am good. I things I want. They are xbox 360,
cell phone, make-up set, and baby things I want. They are a bike, com- have been thinking a lot about what I Dear Santa, chat phone, and g.i. jow and it is real-
.Dear Santa born and also how is Mrs. Claus puter, and tv. want for Christmas. These are my top How are you I am good. I have ly cold down here is it cold up there.
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I want a RC-car and a X-box of a
gameboy i want a actionflger and a
Your find

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? I am being a
good boy this year. How are the rain-
deer. How are the elvs How is Mrs.
Claus. I have been thinking a lot
about what for Christmas. These are
my 3 top things I whant. They are a
puppy, snow and a robot

Dear Santa
How are you? I am good. I have
been thinking a lot about what I want

NOVEMBER 15, 2005


The meeting was called to order by
Deputy Phinney, with prayer and
pledge of allegiance led by
Commissioner Pickron.

.At this time Chairman Grant
relinquished the Chair to Deputy
Clerk Holley so that the Board could
appoint a Chairman and Vice-
Chairman for Fiscal-Year 2005-2006.
SA motion was made by Commissioner
Hunt, seconded by Commissioner
Wise and carried to reappoint-
Commissioner Grant as Chairman
for Fiscal-Year 2005-2006. A motion
' wap made by Commissioner Wise.
-,-_-.ndi d b\ Commislon'-r Plrkr:,on
and carried to reappoint
Commissioner Hunt as Vice-
Chairman for Fiscal-Year 2005-2006.

The Planning Commission met at
' 4:00 P.M. with the following motion
S requiring action by the Board of
County Commissioners:
1. O'Bryan Minor Plat. Motion
Carried 4-0 with a 50' buffer around
the wetlands. Roads will be private
and not subject to County mainte-
nance. Lots may not be subdivided
2. Sound Off Audio. Motion
carried 4-0.

Clerk Holley presented to the
Board for approval the final budget
for the year ended September 30,
2005 in the amount of $15,325,288.
After discussion, a motion was made
by Commissioner Hunt; seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried to
approve the final budget ending
September 30, 2005;

Mr. O'Bryan requested that the
Board amend the August 16, 2005
minutes approving the notice of
award to C. W. Roberts for the
County Incentive Grant Program
(CIGP) Lands Store Road. After dis-
cussion, 'a motion was made by
Commissioner. Hunt, seconded
Pickron and carried to amend the
Auigust 16, 2005 Board Minutes.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval ard execution
Amendment # 5 between the
Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners and the United
States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) for an increase of
$250,000.00. After discussion, a
motion was made by Commissioner
Hunt, seconded by Commissioner
Plckron and carried to approve and
execute Amendment # 5.
S Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 3 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for an
increase of $11,314.28 on NRCS
EWP Troy McCroan Road. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made by.
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried to
approve and execute Contract
Change Order # 3.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order. # 3 to C. W.
S Roberts -Contracting, Inc, for an
increase of $19,464.44 on the NRCS
EWP Charlie Anders Ditch Project.
After discussion, a motion was made
by Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried to
approve and execute Contract
Change Order # 3.
SMr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
SContrAct Change Order # 3 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for an
Increase of $27,389.75 on NRCS
EWP Shorty Segers Road. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by

doing. I hope she's doing well. Happy

Dear Santa
how are you? I am perfect. I have
been thinking a lot about what I want
for Christmas. These are m top 3
things I want. they are computer top
for my canipy bed and caryoky
masheen. how is Mrs. Claws I hop
she is fine. have a mary Christmas
and a happy new year.
Stacy Bramblett

Elizabeth Bailey

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am woni
have been thinking a lot abpo
whant for Christmas. These
top 6 things I whant. They are
moon shoes, Nintendo DS,
mp3 player, ninteen ogs for

P.S. tell Mrs. Clause I said

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, How are you I was hop
How are you? I am fine. I have coming and giving me a p:
been thinking a lot about what I want wanta pull for the summe
for Christmas. These are my top 3 dumb house a Brate bull.
things I want for Christmas. My fam- Fr-
fly, I want to see my uncle, pants.
P.S. you better watch
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I'm telling you why santa c
Dear Santa, coming to town
How are you? I am fine. I have

Commissioner Wise and carried to
approve and execute said Contract
Change Order # 3.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 3 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for an
increase of $56,606.50 on the NRCE
SWP Calvin Martin Road. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried to
approve and execute said Contract
Change Order.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 3 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for an
increase of $70,430.60 on NRCS
EWP West Flatwoods Road. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Wise and carried to
approve and execute said Contract
Change Order # 3.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 3 to.North
Florida Construction, Inc. for a
decrease of $3,377.25 on NRCS EWP.
East Flatwoods, Road. After discus-
sion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Wise and carried to
approve and execute Contract
Change Order i 3.
Mr O'Bryan "pre-Sentedr' 6' the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 4 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for an
increase of $363.20 on NRCS EWP
Bailey Cemetery Road. After discus-
sion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried to
approve and execute said Contract
Change Order # 4.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 3 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for a
decrease of -45.469.00 on the Silas
Green Road. After discussion, a.
motion was made by Commissioner
Hunt, seconded by Comrmssioner
Pickron arid carried to approve and
execute said Contract Change Order

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Mr. O'Bryan presented to the.
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 4 to
Carter's Contracting Services, Inc. for
an increase of $51,825.00 on NRCS
EWP Ocheessee Landing Road. After
discussion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried to
approve and execute Contract
Change Order # 4.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order #. 4 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for an
increase of $21,330.75 on NRCS
EWP Jody Fields Road. After discus-
sion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried to
approve and execute said Contract
Change Order # 4.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board for approval and execution
Contract Change Order # 6 to North
Florida Construction, Inc. for a
decrease of $4,252.60 on NRCS EWP
Lee Farm Road. After discussion, a
motion was made by Commissioner
Hunt, seconded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to approve and
execute said Contract Change Order
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board- a proposal for Engineering
Services from Preble-Rish, Inc. for
County Road 275 Small Cr-.iur ty'
Outreach Program (SCOP) Project.
This project consists of resurfacing
and widening C.R. 275 from State
Road 71 to State Road 71 for a total
of $334,030.00. After discussion, a
motion was made by Commissioner
Hunt, seconded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to approve said
proposal from Preble-Rish, Inc.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board a proposal from Preble-Rish,
Inc. for Engineering Services for Abe
Springs Road County Incentive
Program (CIGP) for the amount
allowed on the project worksheet by
FEMA. After discussion, a motion
was' made by Commissioner Hunt,
seconded by Commissioner Pickron
and carried to approve said proposal
See MINUTES, page 15

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player, and a game boy DS.

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lot of those little green and
army men, and a labtop, an

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How are you? I am good.
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I want psl games, movies, an(

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for Christmas. These are mi
things I want they are cd
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for Christmas. These are m
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for Christmas. These are m
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for Christmas. These are my top 3
things I whant. They are go kart, and
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Dear Santa
The first thing I wont is my daddy
to come back and i wont you santa I
want the game Shreck Supersmash
(Not Signed)

Dear Santa,
How are you? I am fine. I have
Aaron been thinking a lot about what I want
for Christmas. These are my top 3
Things I want. They are chat phone,
I have twister the game, and Baby Born.
what I And a teacher set. And some games.
are my The movie Sky High. The movie
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I wont a skaybord and a skaybord
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for Christmas. these are my top 3.
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movie sky high and a lot of candy
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for Christmas. These are my top 3
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kids, trange, and computer.

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for Christmas. These are my top 3
things Iwant. They are moon shoues,
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been thinking a lot about what I want
for Christmas. These are my top 3
things I want. They are a bike, a'
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How are you? I am fine. I have
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for Christmas. These are my top 3
things I want: They are laptop, rings,
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And these is what i want a gameboy
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The County Record, DECEMBER 21,2005, Page 15'

County Minutes

from Preble-Rish, Inc.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to the
Board a proposal from Capital
Trucks, Inc. This proposal includes
trading of three (3) 1999 Mack
dump Trucks and three (3) 2001
Matk Dump Trucks, He stated that
the ',-.."' can purchase six (6)
2006 Mac Dump Trucks for the
Wade,....<, .*.... of $3239.970.00. He
furthex stated that Gulf County had
-C, ta'.i i ga'ne tdrl.iih an advertised
bid pc'kturement of dump trucks
and we N a uader our Procurement
Poiy pig-gyback on Gulf County's
i .-.,.c et- t ,:,' t by ..A \ i'rlc dil
bid,. Fthermore; if we purchase
tht truck sIth\ can be traded
evy m:it'rr months for $6,500
per tuk. After discussion, a
ittion was made by Commissioner
Huntl, seconded by Commissioner
Pickror and carried to purchase the
stE 2W6 dump trucks.
Mr. O' -'uI asked the Boards
P.eru'-1s'ioni to take leave from
.:r: .','-r :'. .i through the 23rd of
November. After discussion, the
Board agreed by consensus to allow
Mr. O'lyN,'.o:'s request.
Mr. O'Bryan stated that the
Board needs to consider going off
rotation and start work on the
FEMA Projects.
Mr. O'Bryan discussed with the
Board and Mr. Rex Addision the
Jessie Lee Road, Zack Segers Road,
Shuman Ferry and Cricket Road.
Mr. Addison requested that the
Board maintain the Jessie Lee Road.
Lee Alday stated that if the Board
took on these roads, it would set a
precedence for all roads in the
Commissioner Wise stated he
would like for Mr. O'Bryan to
approach Preble-Rish, Inc. on sur-
veying these roads and report back
'to the Board.
The Board directed Attorney
Fuqua to research the steps the
Board should take, to implement a
policy to upgrade roads in the

Mr. O'Bryan discussed with the
Board and David Coker the possibil-
ity of paving Matthew Wood Road.
Mr. Coker asked the Board to con-
sider paving the road.

Mr. Waldorff presented to the
Board for approval and execution a
Joint Participation Agreement to
Construct the Airport Access Road
at the Calhoun County Airport.
After discussion, a motion was
made by Commissioner Wise, sec-
onded by Commissioner Hunt and
carried to approve the Joint partici-
pation Agreement.
A motion was made by
Commissioner Hunt, seconded by
Commissioner Wise and carried to
adopt Resolution # 25 Authorizing
Commissioner Pickron to execute
and enter into the State of Florida,
Department of Transportation Joint
Participation Agreement.

Mr. Gerlin, Attorney discussed
with the Board maintaining the
ditch on the Willis property. He
stated that the Board should do the
1. Maintain the property.
2. Secure the property for
safety reasons.
3. Clean up the property.
4. Build access.
5. Pay Mr. Willis's Attorney
After a lengthy discussion, Mr.
Fuqua stated that the Board \was
not obligated to build the access due
to the fact that statute of limitations
had expired. Mr. Gerlin was to
research the Statute of Limitation to
determine if the Board is obligated
to build the access. The Board :s to
use the prison crew to clean out the


I al A te ts

Legal Notice
The Calhoun County School Board proposes to
amend its policies for the Calhoun County
Schools as follows:
Addition: -
iie C .ilnluriCouant, 5.:h1ol Board Irnees con "
-Lruco-I crluciumh tr.:i -he ai-lr,. nl] .:i[l clni
-- he Di ri
1. 'n"t-V-.uicle r complaint not covered
by Policy 6.35 (Discrim~ore--and.Harassment),
which alleges serious charges against a School
Board, employee, shall be referred directly to and
investigated by the Superintendent.
2. Any formal complaint against an
employee that involves serious charges shall be in
writing and shall bear the signature of the person
filing the complaint.
3. If the problem does not involve a seri-
ous charge as specified in Subsection (1) and (2),
then the Principal shall inform the parents) or
legal guardian(s) that student-teacher problems
shall first be submitted to the teacher to seek res-
olution. Such problems may then be submitted
successively to the following: Principal,
Superintendent and School Board.
4.' If the Superintendent's investigation
-or ilre.e-. c:.nfir-i cause to believe the employ-
ee m.i, be uir.r,' .: i serious misconduct that may
result in suspension or dismissal, he/she shall
notify the employee in writing. Where School
Board action is required, the results of the
Superintendent's investigation and recommenda-
tion shall be reported to the School Board for its
consideration and action.,
5. If a legally sufficient complaint is filed
against a certified member of the instructional or
administrative .staff, the Superintendent shall,
within (30) days after receiving such complaint,
file a written copy of all known information relat-
ing to the complaint with the Department of
Education for investigation.
6. Failure of any investigating personnel
to report to the Superintendent that a complaint
Is legally sufficient within forty-eight (48) hours of
obtaining that knowledge may result in discipli-
nary action.
1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.
1001.43, 1012.22, 1012.796. F.S.
A hearing will be held on the above amendment
in the Courthouse In Blountstown, Florida at the
regular School Board meeting beginning at 5:00
P.M., C.S.T. on Tuesday, January 10, 2,006.
Willie A. Brown, Chairman
i Calhoun County School Board
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools
Dec. 14, 21, 28; Jan. 4,

Legal. Notice
Calhoun' County School Board will accept bids
S for the following Bidding will close at 4:00 p.m.
January 6, 2006. Bids will be opened at 5:00
p.m. at the B board meeting.
Width 40'
Length 72'
Height- 12'
Roof type Max Rib 29 gauge, StandardColor
SWall type Max Rib 29 gauge, Standard Color
Custom Trim Post frame, 26 gauge, Kynar
: Chain drive roll up doors 14' width, 10' h eight,
white color, 2 doors needed
Walk thru door 4.0 door, white color, 1 door
Roll up door fascia 6 pieces to frame out door,
uhoi. color
Li ce load (psi) 20, live load reduction; Yes
'Wide code "FB Code" Wind speed 120 mph
Code Classification; closed
Collateral load (psi)-3
S rNGeated bottom pla
-r ea_,,r created bottom plates

2 x 6 stud wall framing
2x6 purling
Prep and level site including fill dirt up to 6 I.ad c
Termite pretreatment including boring and i.r r
ing of each individual post
Moisture barrier installed
12 x 18 code footer with two #5 rebars
3000 P.S.I. fiber mesh slab
Smooth finish on the concrete
Concrete floor to be 6 inches thick
All trim 26 gauges Kynar 500 paint finish
Dnp L .s..i.jlJlir nra .lc .- -
Preformed *,dlde c.rr.ers
j-c u-i rel .:.n ll d,:.-: r
Ea-: rl6ldl--P2 iriilall:
Zee flashing
Ridge cap,
Wood protection on roll up doors
Steel trusses engineered to withstand 12C rmipr
wind loads
Engineered stamped drawings required
Contractor will purchase permits.
The Calhoun County School Board reserve: m-n
right to refuse any and all bids concerning rai
Willie Brown. Cha:rrr anr
Calhoun County School B.: -a-
Mary Sue Ifj\n.- -;
Superintendr. r
Calhoun County School ,-.

Legal Notice
M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will d: i i e
of contents of the following units: on Fni-a.
December 30. 2005. The units are belle ed I.:
'contain household and/or personal property
Lisa Fant, # 12 & 15
Jeris Barbee, #25
Mary Collins, #13, 28.31
Dec. 21, 28, 2005

Legal Notice
.The City of Blountstown has for sale the I,:.1
lowing vehicle.
A 1990 ChevroletTruck 1GBJR33N9LF30'40'i
All Bids must be sealed and plainly Iirl-a i.
"Vehicle Item A".
All bids may be submitted to the CIi,
Manager's Office, City Hall 20591 Central A er."
West, Blountstown, Florida 32424, no late- 'r, ar
4:00 p.m. January 10, 2006.
The sealed bids.will then be opened at the r,:.
ular Council Meeting that same day, Tue.-ia,
January 10, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. in the City C:.unir
Meeting Room, located at 17262 NW Angle Sr. :e
Blountstown, Florida 32424.
All bids must have the bidder's -rnme
address, telephone number, and descript.:n ,:.I
the item being bid, along with the dollar an,:iura,
of the tbid
The ui,.:ci, i 'al bdt cr will be required [:, iF.'','
for item(s) sought within ive (5) working di.,' :
award ofbld.
These vehicles will be sold as is, where is il'
bids should reflect these requirements. The Iler,
can be viewed at the City of Blountstown.
The City Council reserves the right to relc r 1or
accept any or all bids deemed in the best irnle st
of the City.
'BY: R.W. Deason, .1, .:.r
ATTEST: Jimmy W. Hand, P.E 1Ci
S Manager/Enoin-:r

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Ms. Watson discussed with the
Board the Enterprise Zone map.
She presented for approval and exe-
cution an Interlocal Agreement
between Calhoun County, City of
Blountstown and the Town of Altha
regarding the Calhoun County
Enterprize Zone Development
Agency. After discussion,
Commissioner Hunt stated he
would make the motion to approve
the Interlocal Agreement even
though he was not helped with the
Enterprize Zone when he purchased
his property and building. The
motion was seconded by
Commissioner Pickron and carried.
Ms. Watson asked the Board to
adopt Resolution # 26 regarding the
re-designation of the State
Designated Enterprize Zone,
Providing for Reasons for re-desig-
nation. After discussion, a motion
was made by Commissioner Hunt,
seconded by Commissioner Pickron
and carried to approve said
Resolution # 26.
The minutes of November 1,
2005 were approved as presented.
Commissioner Pickron asked
that Attorney Fuqua to come to the
Boar-d meetine 15 minuCtes early to

discuss any issues that may arise.
Attorney Fuqua agreed to do this.
Commissioner Hunt discussed
with the Board the culverts being
placed in the County without a per-
mit. He stated that the culverts
should be removed if a permit is not
obtained. Attorney Fuqua stated
that the land owner should be con-
tacted before removing the pipe.
Attorney Fuqua stated that the
Attorney's on Lee Hill Road would
meet this week and he would report
back at the next Board meeting.
Commissioner Wise discussed
with the Board the air conditioning
unit at the Health Department.
Commissioner Hunt stated there
was money placed in this year's
budget for a new unit.
There being no further business,
the Board did adjourn.



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2001 Ford Escort, clean, great condi-
tion, K/E, CD, A/C, 5 spd., 30 to 35 mpg.
$5,500. Call 421-5955 or 251-7051.
1992 Mazda 929, leather seats, runs
good. Call 674-9751.


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flexible schedule
benefits package.
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RV lots for rent. RV campers for sale,
lease. $75 and $85 weekly. 2 locations.
Call 674-7616.
2 bdr trailers., semi-furnished, no pets.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most util-
ities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when avail-
able. Call 674-4011.

Drivers with C.D.L.
Class A or B
Roll-Off Trucks
Experienced Heavy
Equipment Operator
Must be Insurable

Please Apply at:
Waste Recyclers
15888 SW Silas Green Road
Blountstown, FL

Please Call Billy Rogers
With Any Questions at

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will be accepting applications for one
opening for.the position of Engineering Technician at Workforce Center
of Florida, Mariner Plaza, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, FL. This
opening is in our Southport office. We would like to hire as soon as

Minimum Job Specifications for the position are as follows: Require a
college degree in Electrical Engineering. Require the ability to develop
knowledge of company equipment and materials, Rural Utilities Service
specifications, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative policies and procedures,
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and secure necessary information; flexibility of irregular hours for
assignment completion. Require the ability to have and maintain a
valid Florida driver's license and satisfactorily pass Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative's employment medical examination and drug screen.
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fleas, ticks, mange, stop scratching &
gnawing without steroids. Contains NO
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6 PC. BEDROOM SET Brand new
sleigh bed, dresser, mirror, and night-
stand, $575, still boxed, can deliver. 850-
BED, a sleigh bed including head-
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SET New in plastic with warranty. $165,
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Bedroom ALL NEW 7 PC set; All
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$4K, must sell $1500, can deliver. 850-
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w/in lay, ball & claw feet, leaf, 2 arm
chairs, 4 side chairs, hutch/ buffet $4500
sug. list, sacrifice $1900. 850-222-2113.
DINING ROOM Brand new cherry
table w/eaf, 6 chairs & lighted china cab-
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LEATHER Sofa, Loveseat & Chair still
wrapped: Retail $3400, sell brand new
with warranty $1250. 850-425-8374.
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warranty, $120. 850-222-9879.
1992 Bayport Rockwood motor home,
less than 38,000 miles, like new condi-
tion. $24,000 firm. Call 762-8722.
(3) Christmas outfits for infants. Two
boys, one girl. Petit Ami and Starting Out
brands, new with tags; Uniforms for
Victory Christian Academy for 4/5 year
old girl. Call 674-3859.
Gateway Media Center PC with many
accessories, Photo Shop, Joystick, 4
mos. old, 3 year service plan, $1500 firm.
Call for more details 762-2528.
(3) beautiful prom/pageant dresses.
Two fully beaded (one teal green and one
fuschia) and one with beaded bodice and
full skirt (yellow).. All sized small. Call
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Wrought iron and cherry wood bunk
beds with mattresses. $150. Call 674-
The new Oxford Annotated Bible with
the apocrypha, an ecumenical study
Bible. Completely revised and enlarged:
$20.00. Call 674-8357.

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.~ Events Investigated During the Past Week by BPD and CCSD
Drugstin leas Cury ws reease aftrpot

Undercover dr Office, a confidential informant
S Cwas utilized to set up a drug buy
buy in Kinard ends from Hobby and Chambers
y allegedly arranged the transac-
i p r f as tion which took place outside a
I pair of arrests store in Kinard. Chambers road
with the informant to the loca-
: Investigators with the tion and Hobby allegedly traded
Calhoun County Sheriffs Office an ounce of marijuana for $95
arrested two local men following cash as Sgt. Mark Mallory, Dep.
a drug sting in Kinard Thursday. Chris Porter and Lt. Michael
Arrested was Christopher' Bryant watched nearby. When
Hobby, 24, charged with sale of the suspects left the scene, the
marijuana, possession of mari- investigators pulled the infor-
juana with intent to sell, and mant's vehicle over on CR 392.
fleeing and eluding a law enforce- Lt. Bryant caught up with Hobby
Inent officer. Also arrested was on SR 73.
Justin Chambers, charged with Chambers was released after
conspiracy to sell marijuana, posting $1500 bond. Hobby
According to the Sheriffs remains in custody.

School issues-
. Cindy Nichols, Altha's on the bus at 6:00 and made it to
Guidance Counselor, advised BHS at 10 til 8," he recalled. "It's
that all students in the Altha not going to hurt anybody, we
area are welcome at the school as survived it." Daniels said he is
l1ng as space is available, interested in the school district
S Brown emphasized, "We need getting the most bang for it's
to provide the best opportunities buck.
for our students and staff. We School board member Tim
iave to get beyond things that Smith was absent.
effect us as adults and look at "Change is difficult,"
qur children and what's best for Superintendent Neves pointed'
them." out. "I love tradition. I went to
. Board member Grant Williams BHS, was a teacher there and a
said he also wants what's best for principal there. I have to put my
the entire school district, selfish needs aside and see
"Whatever way I go will be based what's best for our county."
on what's best for the kids, not
oh what's popular." Neves said she plans to bring
In response to issues raised the School Board together in
About transporting students January to get some decisions
from Altha to a new countywide made. She stated, "We've spent
school, board member Doyle six months looking at this and
ianiels said he was a fourth it's time we. move forward with a
grader at Kinard when that plan, especially while the
school was consolidated. "We got money's there."

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Drrg sting leads Curry was released after post-
ing a $10,000 bond.

to arrest on sale BPD arrests local

of cocaine charges man for crack

An area man was arrested
Dec. 12 on charges of sale of
cocaine within 1000 feet of a
school following an undercover
Charley Eugene Curry, 27, of
Jackson County, was charged in
the case.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office, Sgt. Mark
Mallory made an arrangement
with a confidential source to con-
duct a controlled purchase of
crack from Curry. Just before 6
p.m., Curry arrived at a local gro-
cery store parking lot and
allegedly traded eight pieces of
crack cocaine for $200 plus $20
gas money. An arrest team of
Sgt. Mallory, Lt. Michael Bryant,
and Dep. Chris Porter intercept-
ed Curry's vehicle as it left the
scene and took Curry into cus-

cocaine possession
The Blountstown Police
Department arrested a local man
on charges of possession of crack
cocaine Thursday.
William Terrell Holmes, Sr.
was charged in the case.
According to the BPD, Officer
Juett Melvin was dispatched to
Lockwood Avenue where a
woman advised her wallet had
been stolen and her money was
taken. She identified two sus-
pects in the case, including
Holmes. Ofc. Melvin later found
Holmes on Ward Road and, while
searching him for the stolen wal-
let, discovered a pill bottle in his
pants pocket containing a piece
of crack cocaine.
Holmes remained in custody
at press time.

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Dec. 12: Mary Hicks; violation of county probation; Charley Curry, possession
with intent to sell within 'l00p feet of a school; Rickie Joe Kincer, possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia
Dec. 14: Philip Ronifs holding for Franklin CI; Jose Lopez, holding for Bay Cl;
Marcus Tyus, i'olaiion of state probation
Dec. 15: Gerald Williams, child'support; William T. Holmes, possession of crack
cocaine; Dana Fritz, failure to appear in court; Justin Chambers, conspiracy to
sell marijuana; Christopher Hobby, sale of marijuana within 1000 feet of a con-
veyance, possession with intent to sell marijuana, fleeing and eluding, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of marijuana; Paul Scheuermann, DUI refusal
Dec. 18: Douglas Johnson, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana;,
with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of.narcotics;
Daniel Hagood, trespassing; Todd Haines, DUI
Editor's Note: Allen O'Bryan listed on last week's Sheriff's Log is not the'son of
J.A. and Marilyn O'Bryan of Bristol.

The above individuals vWere booked into the Calhoun County Jail over the
past week. Although they have been charged with a crime, they are con-
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The County Record, DECEMBER 21, 2005, Page 18

Step Up, Florida! campaign continues

Tips on staying active

during holiday season

Florida Department of Health
(DOH) Secretary M. Rony
Frangois, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.,
recommends celebrating the
upcoming holidays the healthy
Way by incorporating physical
activity and health eating,
including a variety of fruits and
"Since the holiday season is a
time for good fellowship and food,
I encourage Florida's residents
and visitors to find a balance
between food and physical activi-
ty," said Dr.. Francois. "Physical
activity is the solution to the
S problem of most chronic dis-
eases, such as obesity. It is
important to attempt to take a
few extra steps during, ahd espe-
cially after, the holiday season to
help offset the extra treats we all
enjoy during this time of year."
In 2004, 36.8 percent of adult
Floridians were overweight and
an additional 22.8 percent were
obese a 66 percent increase
since 1986 (BRFSS).
The Department recommends
S the following healthy tips during
ithe holidays:
V Dance or exercise to your
favorite holiday music.
V Make a New Year's resolu-
tion with friends to start a daily

walking group.
V Be physically active to avoid
or relieve the holiday stress.
V Stick to your regular exer-
cise routine as much as possible.
Especially during the holidays,
plan your physical activity rou-
tine in advance. Mark it on the
calendar and consider it as
important as any other appoint-
To encourage physical activity
after the holidays, Dr. Francois
announces the upcoming "Step
Up, Florida On Our Way to
Healthy Livingl" statewide cam-
paign, which promotes physical
activity and healthy lifestyles for
Floridians of all abilities, in
February 2006. This is the third
year the event will sweep Florida
to showcase the variety of unique
local opportunities each county
offers for physical activity.
"Step Up, Florida! is a great
way to be active with your friends
and community," Dr. Francois
said. "I urge everyone to contact
their county health department
and participate in a Step Up,
Florida! activity in their county."
Each of Florida's 67 counties
will partake in the month-long
relay celebration as participants
along four routes pass a "fitness

flag" from county line to county
line. The kick-off event will take
place in Hillsborough County on
February 1 and all four routes
will end up in Duval County for
the grand finale event on
February 28.
This year DOH adopted a new
slogan for "Step Up, Florida!" 60
A Day-The Florida Way, to help
participants implement the
United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) dietary
guidelines. The USDA recom-
mendations specify that 60 min-
utes of moderate physical activi-
ty each day will help, manage
body weight and prevent gradual
weight gain for adults and 60
minutes of moderate to vigorous
physical activity each day is rec-
ommended for youth.
For more information on "Step
Up, Florida!" including activity
schedules, detailed maps and
event photos from years past,
visit the DOH Web site at

BPD trains kids in b

On December 16th, School
Resource Officer Warren Tanner,
with the Blountstown Police
Department, conducted a Bicycle
Safety Training Class for the 3rd,
4th, & 5th grade students at
Blountstown Elementary School.
He instructed the students on
the importance of wearing bicycle
helmets and the use of other
safety equipment. School
Resource Officer Tanner also

stressed Bicycle Safety Rules and
the proper maintenance and care
of bicycles. Drawings were held
for 10 bicycles and various bicy-
cle equipment. Winners are pic-
tured above.
Officer Tanner would like to
thank all the contributors. The
bicycle safety training would not
have been a success without
your help.
Pictured with the winners are:

ike safety
Vicki Davis, BES Principal, Chief
Glenn Kimbrel, Blountstown
Police Department, SRO Warren
Tanner, Blountstown Police
Department, Fred Tanner,
Blountstown Police Department.

Call 674-5041



Free helmets at 4-H

ATV safety day camp

Tragically ATVs are responsi-
ble for more than 36,000 injuries
and 100 deaths in children from
ages 8-16 each year. An ATV
crash is more likely to kill a child
than a bicycle crash. The num-
ber of ATV-related injuries per
year has doubled between 1993 -
2001, and the injury and death
rates are the highest among rid-
ers under 16. So what's a parent
to do?
With Christmas coming up,
many families are looking at pur-
chasing an ATV, dirt bike, or any
other type of small motorized
vehicle. An important question
should be asfe', are 3-our cHil-
dren prepared .to ride their new
gifts safely? The Calhoun
County 4-H program is offering a
4-H ATV Safety Day Camp. This
camp is open to all youth, ages 8-
16 and will be held Wednesday
January 4th 2006, from 8AM-
4PM at the Blountstown Civic
Center on HWY 69 N. During this

camp, youth will learn the safe
ways to have fun on ATVs though
different activities. At the end of
the day, they will receive their
own DOT approved ATV helmet,
carbineer compass, rider hand-
book, and other goodies. The reg-
istration fee is $10.00 and the
deadline to sign up is December
30, 2005. The first 25 to sign up
will receive a helmet.

To register, you can stop by
the Extension Office or call at
850-674-8323. This program is
made possible by a grant from
the National 4-H Council, which
is spOiS;red iin par by Hjida. 4-
H is open to all youth, ages 8-18,
regardless of gender, race, color,
ethnicity, nationality, creed, or
disability. Persons with disabili-
ties should contact the Extension
Office at least 10 working days
prior to the event so that proper
consideration can be given to the

Construction jobs

S the demand. In meeting that
demand, we are also creating
i employment opportunities for
many Floridians whose jobs have
been affected by the hurricanes."
i The -Lt..Governor was joined
for the announcement by
Director of the Agency for
Workforce Innovation Susan
Pareigis; Department of
Education, Division of
Community Colleges and
Workforce Education Chancellor
David Armstrong; Workforce
Florida Board of Directors Chair
Tramm Hudson; Workforce
Florida President Curtis Austin;
President of the Florida
Homebuilders Association Len
Tylka; Associated Builders &
Contractors of Florida, Inc.
Chairman Gary Stout; Florida
Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air
Conditioning Contracting
Association Legislative Counsel
Anna Cam Fentriss; and Florida
Regional Council of Carpenters
Representative Elsie Allen.
"The Employ Florida network
is proud to be making this criti-
cal investment to boost the econ-
omy of our state," said Tramm
Hudson, Chair of the Workforce
Florida Board of Directors. "We
are creating opportunities for
inany of our fellow Floridians and
at the same time we are helping
our businesses grow."
'The Agency for Workforce
Innovation recently completed a
Job Vacancy/Hiring Needs sur-
vey of 50,000 Florida employers.
The survey was conducted dur-
ing the summer of 2005 and col-
lected information: never before
a vaiiable at the state level. The
survey covered current job
vacancies, education and experi-
ence requirements, benefits, and
hiring expectations over the next
six months. The survey showed
that there were 13,712 vacancies
in construction fields with pay
averaging $14.79 per hour.
These jobs accounted for more
than' 8% of total job vacancies
identified in the survey.
S Funded with $6 million in
existing Workforce Florida funds,
the Florida reBuilds initiative will
initially provide short-term,
entry-level training for up to
4,000 individuals statewide,

Enabling them to enter into the
construction trades with empha-
sis on the attainment of an
industry-recognized credential.
Training will be available for
trades such as roofing, masonry,
carpentry, concrete finishers,
plumbing,, HVAC (heating, venti-
lation, and air .conditioning),
electricity and heavy equipment
operations. The initiative will
also provide advanced training to
up to 1,000 existing workers in
the industry, enabling them to
acquire additional skills and cer-
tifications to advance in the
industry. To ensure a continued
adequate supply of skilled trades
workers, Governor Jeb Bush and
Lt. Governor Jennings will rec-
ommend $12 million in the 2006-
2007 budget for continuation of
the program, providing the fund-
ing necessary to train an addi-
tional 6,000 individuals.
Candidates for Florida
reBuilds will be registered and
enrolled through the Employ
Florida network of One-Stop
Centers and employers will tse
the network to hire workers at no
cost. Training will be designed
and developed by the Florida
Department of Education in con-
junction with industry groups in
the state. Training will be con-
.ducted by Florida's workforce
system, state universities, com-
munity colleges, vocational tech-
nical centers and independent
workforce training providers.
More information about
Florida reBuilds can be found at
www. employflorida. com
> or by calling 1-866-FLA-2345.

To reya-

guitar and sang Christmas
music for the group.
Pres. Jessica Bowden present-
ed Brenda with a gift for being so
generous in letting us use her
home for the party. Thank you,
The fabulous evening ended
with everyone's singing "Silent
The next meeting will be
January 8, 2006.





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