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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2005 N 99th Year, No. 17 N BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 E 50 CENTS (Including Tax)
BY KELLI PEACOCK
A local man lost his life
Christmas Eve in a two vehicle
crash in Bay County.
According to the Florida
Highway PF, rrmi. Ronald L.
H -llutrii, 28, of Calhoun County,
died from injuries sustained in
the accident that occurred on SR
390 two miles west of Hwy. 231.
Thi crash report indicates
Hallford was a passenger in a
vehicle driven by his father, Roy
L. Hallford, 57. The pair were
westbound on SR 390 in a 1994
Chevrolet around 8:30 p.m.
-when they stopped to make a left
turn into the Tom Thumb store.
At the same time, Samantha G.
Adkison, 17, of Youngstown, was
eastbound in a 1996 Ford. As
Roy Hallford made his turn, he
pulled into the path of Adkison.
Her vehicle struck the right pas-
senger side of the Hallford vehi-
Both men were taken to Bay
Medical -Center where Ronald
Hallford was pronounced dead.
His father was treated for
injuries and released Sunday.
Adkison was not injured.
The FHP report indicates -air
parties involved were wearing
seatbelts and alcohol was not a
factor in the crash. The accident
was investigated by Tpr. Greg
Jackson and Cpl. Ray Bailey.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR
CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY for nearly 200 local children who were treated to a winter wonderland of fun at the 4-H
Youth Leadership Camp last Tuesday night. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office sponsors-Christmas for the Children
every year, a program that ensures every child in the community receives Christmas gifts. Above, this group of young-
sters was tickled to gather their packages in Santa's log cabin. The children were also treated to delicious goodies
and all ;,or : of hilidJ,;, fun at the .illacij cbinh that -,ere decked olut in Chiisiilrnis ighlts. For,,more highlights of the
event, turn to page 2.
STATUS OF CALHOUNMIBERTY HOSPITAL
Search on for new company
to manage local hospital
BY KELLI PEACOCK
As the debate continues about
whether the Calhoun County
School District will build a new
countywide high school, many
residents may be wondering just
what a new school would
At a special meeting to dis-
cuss facilities on Dec. 15,
Assistant Superintendent Greg
Jones presented a Power Point
show featuring pictures from the
new Marianna High School to
give School Board members an
idea of what most districts are
building these days.
In addition to a huge band
hall, large gymnasium with com-
mercial laundry facilities, and a
food court style cafeteria, the
school features a technology lab.
"It's for hands on skills for what
they're learning in math or sci-
ence," Jones explained. The
school also boasts an impressive
art room with outside access for
Students interested in televi-
sion production would be
delighted to have a studio as pro-
fessional as the one Marianna
High has to offer. The school's
auditorium is also state of the
art with lights programmed by a
computer and a special fire cur-
tain that comes down in the
event of a blaze.
In addition, Jones pointed out
that some of the school wings are
set up to serve as shelters in dis-
The School Board will meet in
January to make, definite deci-
sions about how to proceed.
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Dassee, the company cur-
rently leasing Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital, appears to be relin-
quishing control of the facility
back to the local non-profit
foundation that owns it.
The Blountstown City
Council held a special meeting
last Tuesday afternoon to dis-
cuss the near $11,000 past due
balance on the hospital's utility
bill. The Council had previous-
ly voted to turn off the power at
the hospital if the bill wasn't
paid by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
However, Dassee's attorney,
Hal Richmond, presented a
check for over $5000 to cover
the October bill and advised the
remaining balance for the
November bill would be paid by
City Attorney David House,
who also represents the hospi-
tal foundation that has leased
the facility to Dassee, advised
the Council that Dassee would
surrender control of the hospi-
tal by Feb. 1. The Council
agreed to keep the utilities con-
All appeared .to be worked
out until Thursday. "Hal
Richmond called me and said
he couldn't make payroll,"
House tells The County Record.
"He said, 'It's your hospital.'"
Members of the hospital's
non-profit foundation, which
include Marilyn Russell, Laddie
Williams, Ralph Whitfield, and
Dr. Laban Bontrager, found
themselves between a rock and
a hard place. "We scrambled
around and.got the money to
loan [Dassee] to make payroll,"
says House, adding that
Williams made the utility pay-.
ment that was due Friday to
keep the power connected.
As for how long Dassee will
remain in control ol the hospi-
tal, House says, "It appears [the
hospital foundation is] going to
be taking it within the next 10
House says the hospital,
that employs 40, will remain
open and the public can be
assured that medical care will
be available there.
"We can't afford to let it
close," he emphasizes. "It's a
critical access hospital. If we
close it now, we probably'
couldn't be designated as criti-
cal access and it would be
tough to reopen."
Russell says she and the
other board members will do
whatever it takes to keep the
hospital up and running. "We
know we need a hospital," she
tells The County Record. "We're
just business people trying to
As for who will assume the
hospital lease, House says the
foundation has several
prospects. "We've got a guy,
Dave Burke, from Oregon who's
an expert in analyzing rural
hospitals. He is flying in here
tomorrow for a second trip to
help us decide what to do."
For now, Ben Burnham
remains hospital administrator.
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Inside This Issue.
Coach Bobby Johns
thanks his players,
their parents and com-
See Page 7
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Here's hoping the
new year brings
you lots of fun,
We know it's been
fun getting to
know all of you
and we look
forward to serving
you in the year to
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The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page 2
Christmas for the Children
Calhoun County Sheriff:
David Tatum, his team of;,
deputies and staff, and a
sleigh full of volunteers trans-;
formed the 4-H Leadership'
Camp at Sam Atkins Park"
into a sparkling holiday vil-1
lage last Tuesday night for!
the Christmas for the'.
Throughout the year, the
Sheriff's Office raises money
.to purchase Christmas gifts
for local children in need. A,
group of elves packages the
presents and they are dis-
tributed at the Christmas forl
the Children party. This year'sl
event was a huge success.
with nearly 200 youngsters
taking home gifts.
During the festivities, little!
ones visited each of thel
decorated cabins at the \ il-
lage for holiday treats and
fun, along with a chance to
visit old St. Nick himself!
Thanks to all the commu-
nity groups 'and churches,
that sponsored a cabin and;
to everyone who helped'
make this such a special'
night for local children.
PHOTOS BY TONY SHOEMAKE.
Hats off to the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department on another
incredible 'Christmas for the
Children' event! Thanks for giving
these little ones a night of holiday
fun they'll never forget!
The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page 3
After bidding ad space on chest...
gets $10K tattoo
& EVENTS from the
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
20816 Central Avenue East, Suite 2 Blountstown, Florida 32424
S* (850) 674-4519 FAX: (850) 674-4962
BY JESSIE M. EHRICH
Chamber Staff Assistant
Calendar for 2006
The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce is updating the
Calhoun County Calendar of
Events for 2006. To have events
considered for the Calendar,
please contact the Chamber at
(850) 674-4519 or e-mail: cccha-
Survey for Rural Planning
The Florida 'Department of
Transportation's staff, in the
Office of Policy Planning, recent-
ly distributed information about
an online survey, in which they
seek input from rural friends and
colleagues on Land Use and
Transportation Issues for Rural
,Areas. They specifically request
that all representatives of. rural,
communities, and those who
serve or study them, participate
in this landmark study of issues
and best practices in rural land
use and transportation planning.
The study will be published as a
guidebook for rural planners,.
scheduled for distribution in the
fall of 2006.
For more information, visit the
project website at
tion, email to ruraltransporta-
tioninicma.org, or call the princi-
pal investigators at the following
numbers: Hannah Twaddell,
Renaissance Planning Group
(434-296-3025); Dan Emerine,
1Management Association (202-
962-3607). To participate in this
worthy endeavor, go to the follow-
ing web site and complete the
online survey, before January 15:
www.surveymonkey. com/s. asp?
Main Street Meeting
Main Street, Blountstown
meets on the first Monday of
each month at noon CST in the
Chamber's building. The next
scheduled date is January 9th
due to the New Year's holiday on
January 2nd. Guests are always
welcome. Please bring a brown
bag lunch. Tony Shoeniake, Tlain
Street President, advises that the
grant application to renovate the
old M & B Railroad Depot was
submitted this month. A special
thank you is extended from the
Chamber to Tony Shoemake and
City Hall staff for helping process
New Chamber Members
The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce welcomes the fol-
lowing new members. Please
support your local Chamber by
doing business with these
Business: Real Estate
Contacts: Carla -Peacock &
Michael Trickey, 16124 NW
Hanna Tower Rd., Altha,'FL
Business: Makes All Types of
Contacts: Joseph Kelsey &
Debra Patrick, 20239 SR 71 N.,
See CHAMBER NEWS, page 5
Clarksuillle s own Delores Ping
has made good on her promise
to have a permanent tattoo
put on her chest aoter auction-
ing the space on eboy The
highest bidder was online casi-
no GoldenPolace corn that
claimed the prize for $15.000
Delores is shown at right with
Jon Wolfe of Golden Palace
who mode the trip to the tat-
too parlor in Panama City for
lthe e\ent a couple weeks
back Above Delores poses
-,ith the tattoo artist after he
finished his creation. Delores is
not obligated to keep the tot-
tbo forever and is not required
to keep it or for
length of time
Serving Medicaid eligible through age 21
Clinic set to open
County Health Administrator,
David Odum, says plans to open
a Children's Dental Clinic in
dJajuary are still on target and
thd opening'date*is expected to,
be near the middle of the month.
The clinic is located behind
the Liberty County Health
Department, in a newly renovat-
edi two-chair dental clinic. The
clinic will serve Medicaid eligible
children through 21 years of age.
A dentist has been hired with a
start date of December 30, 2005.
Dr.. Jeramie Levis, a native of
Jackson County. will begin
immediately hiring staff and
preparing the clnic for opening.
MIr, Odurm said, "You must
haye good oral health to be
healthy.. Unfortunately, pro-
foind oral health disparities
exist in Florida's disadvantaged
populations. Our most vulnera-
ble citizens the poor and uned-
ucated, racial and ethnic minori-
tie.., the elderly and disabled -
suffer the bulk of dental dis-
eases. I am delighted.we can
begin by initially offering dental
services to the Medicaid eligible
children of Liberty and sur-
rounding counties." '.:. ,
Mr. Odum said he is commit-
ted to finding ways to improve
access to dental care for lower
income individuals. He said,
"These individuals are three to
four times less likely to have a
dental visit and have two to three
times the dental needs of higher
income persons. We hope to
meet the needs of those feeling
the greatest impact of limited
access to dental care."
Mr. Odum says the key to
reducing oral health disparities
is a coordinated oral health sys-
tem between the public and pri-
vate sectors. The opening of new
clinic will augment the mobile
dental clinic "Smiles on Wheels"
by providing a land based clinic
to treat the children seen on the
bus. Mr. Odum says an open
house is planned once the clinic
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S:.The stores.were filled with shoppers. The restaurants crowded
out. But no one seemed to really know what the party was about..
S They talked about a reindeer. IthinkRudolphwas his name. Then:
someone mentioned "Jesus", and they hung their heads in shame.
S You see, it was My birthday. They didn't even know. That is why
from heaven my heart is grieving so.
S I ame to earth from heaven on that first Christmas day born in
a lowlyrnangei fiolmn sinr toshl,:owthe way,
I died one day on Calvary, on a cruel Roman cross, To:, save a world
of sinners from a life of awful loss.
S When you next have a party, with presents, friends and tree, .
S remember Me, your Savior, Whose birth has set you free.
P.S. I am coming again soon.
-ByDonald Arey, Sr,
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eternity be in God's presence, praising Him?
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The County Record, December 28, 2005, Page 4
Events Investigated During the Past Week by BPD and CCSD
while en route to
deliver bag of pot
A man with seven bags of mar-
ijuana in his vehicle was arrested
Friday night during a routine
,John William White, 23, was
charged with possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana with
intent to sell.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office, Lt. Adam
Terry was southbound on SR 73,
north of Laramore Road, when he
spotted a northbound vehicle
cross the center line into the
southbound lane. He pulled the
car over and spoke with White
who was behind the wheel. Lt.
Terry immediately smelled burnt
marijuana and White advised it
was in the ashtray. Upon further
questioning, White said the only
marijuana he had was what he
had been smoking and consent-
ed to a search of his car. Lt. Terry
discovered a tan plastic bag on
the driver's side floorboard with
another plastic shopping bag
inside containing seven clear
plastic bags of marijuana. Each
individual baggie contained an
estimated seven grams of mari-
juana. The total weight was 49.7
White reportedly admitted he
was delivering a "quarter sack" to
a subject and they were sup-
posed to meet at Shelton
White was booked into the
Calhoun County Jail and given a
conditional release the following
Islands behind bars
for cocaine, pot
A careless driver who caught
the attention of a sheriffs deputy.
landed in jail Friday night on
Arrested was Victor Alien
King, 23, charged with posses-
sion of cocaine, less than 20.
grams of marijuana, and drug
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office, Dep
Eddie Dalton was eastbound or
SR 20 around 10 p.m. when he
met a westbound truck .anc
noticed it cross the center line
into the other lane of traffic. Dep
Dalton pulled the vehicle over
and spoke with King and his pas-
senger. He immediately smelled
burnt marijuana coming from
inside the vehicle and spotted
what appeared to be several mar-
ijuana roaches in the ashtray. In
addition, King's eyes were report-
edly bloodshot and watery and
he was acting nervous.
When Dep. Dalton had King
step out of the vehicle, he noticed
a bulge in King's left pants pock-
et and King then started to put
his hand in his pocket. Dep.
Dalton advised him to keep his
hands where he could see them,
however, he noticed King trying
again to put his hand in his
Fearing for his safety, Dep.
Dalton asked King for consent to
search him for illegal weapons
and drugs. King then advised he
had some cocaine in a pill bottle
in his left pants pocket and some
marijuana under the center con-
sole in his vehicle. King turned
over the pill bottle and a straw.
Dep. Dalton located less than 20
grams of marijuana and twc
packs of rolling papers under the
console. He also turned up
approximately 10 burnt marijua-
na roaches in the ashtray. The
contents of the pill bottle tested
positive for cocaine.
King reportedly claimed own-
ership of-all the drugs and his
passenger was not charged.
King was booked into the
Calhoun County Jail and given a
conditional release the following
traffic stop ends
in drug arrest
A local man wound up behind
bars on Christmas Eve after a
traffic stop turned up drugs.
Arrested was Kenneth Ronald
Seaman, 22, charged with pos-
session of a Schedule IV narcot-
ic, less than 20 grams of mari-
juana, and drug paraphernalia.
According to the Calhoun
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Dec. 18: James Irwin, holding for Seminole Co.
Dec. 21: Bryan Weaver, holding for Gulf Forestry; Maurice McCloud, violation of
state probation; Ryan Gray, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, pos-
session of prescription drug without prescription, resisting arrest without violence
Dec. 22: Katrina Sailor, failure to appear in court/worthless checks, retail theft;
Vada Tipton, domestic battery; Christina Couch, violation of county probation
Dec.23:' Chris Johnson, violation of state probation; John White, possession of
more than 20 grams of marijuana; Victor A. King, possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
Dec. 24: Elmor Bussell, reckless driving; Kenneth Seaman, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of schedule IV narcotic ',
Dec. 25: Alejandro Bauisia no valid drivers license, attaching tag not assigned
Dec. 26: Caronell Palm, writ of attachment
The above individuals were booked into the Calhoun County Jail over the
past week. ,Although they have been charged with a crime, they are consid-
ered innocent until proven guilty.
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Kelli Peacock....News Editor
Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and
the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has
never missed,an issue.
County Sheriffs Office, Dep.
Eddie Dalton was northbound on
Hwy. 71 in Altha around 9:40
p.m. when he spotted Seaman
driving slow, approximately 32
mph in a 55 mph zone. Dep.
Dalton stayed behind Seaman's
vehicle and noticed him driving
on the white line. Fearing the
driver was under the influence,
Dep. Dalton pulled him over.
Seaman was found to be the
only person in the car and Dep.
Dalton immediately noticed mar-
ijuana shake on his shirt and in
his lap. Seaman advised he had
been rolling a joint. Dep. Dalton
asked for consent to search him
and Seaman reportedly advised
he had a quarter ounce of mari-
juana and a pack of rolling
papers in his right front pants
pocket. He gave the pot to Dalton
and further stated he had a
Valium in a cigarette pack in his
shirt pocket. Dep. Dalton
retrieved the pill and placed him
Seaman was booked into the
Calhoun County Jail and given a'
conditional release the following.
Routine stop for
speeding ends in
A speeding driver ended up in
the county jail last Wednesday on
Arrested was 'Ryan Michael
Gray, 20, charged with posses-
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Happy New Year
I hope your Christmas holi-
days were as wonderful as mine.
However, after days of stuffing
myself senseless and talking
non-stop, I'm beat. Instead of
writing a column this week, I
thought I'd pull from the grab
bag of stories friends and family
have shared over the year. Here's
a good one I hope you enjoy..
Happy New Year!
A young man was getting
ready to graduate from college.
For many months he had
admired a beautiful sports car in
a dealer's showroom, and know-
ing his father could well afford
it, he told him that was all he
wanted. As Graduation .Day
approached, the young man
awaited signs that his father had
purchased the car.
Finally, on the morning of his
graduation, his father called him
into his private study. His father
told him how proud he was to,
Shave such a fine son, and told
him how much he loved him. He
handed his son: a beautiful
wrapped gift box. Curious, but
somewhat disappointed, the
young man opened the box and
found a lovely, leather-bound
Bible, with the young man's
name embossed in gold. Angrily,
he, raised his voice to his father.
and said, 'With all your money.
you give me *a Bible?!" and
stormed out of the house, leaving
Many years passed and the,
young man was very successful
in business. He had a beautiful
home and wonderful family, but
realized his father was very old,
and thought perhaps he should
go to him. He had not seen him
since that.graduation day. Before
he could make arrangements, he
received a telegram telling him -
his father had passed away, arid
willed all of his possessions to
his son. He needed to come
home immediately and take care.
When he arrived at his father's
'house, sudden sadness and
regret filled his heart. He began
to search through his father's
important papers and saw the
still new Bible, just as he had left
it years ago. With tears, he
opened the Bible and began to
turn the pages. His father had
carefully underlined a yerse,
Matt 7:11, "And if ye, being evil
know how to give good gifts to
your children, how much more
shall your Heavenly father which
is in heaven, give to those who
As he read those words, a car
key dropped from the back of the
Bible. It had a tag with the deal-
er's name, the same dealer who
had the sports car he had
desired. On the tag was the date
of his graduation; and the
words...PAID IN FULL.
How many times do we miss
God's blessings because they are
not packaged as we expected? Do
not spoil what you have by desir-
ing what you have not; but
remember that what' you now.
have was once among the things
you only hoped for...
sion of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and a prescription
medication without a prescrip-
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office, Dep.
Bliss Moreau was eastbound on
SR 20 near Clarksville around 10
p.m. when he clocked a west-
bound vehicle going 75 mph in a
45 mph zone. He turned around
and closed in on the vehicle, then
clocked it at 91 mph in a 60 mph
zone. He pulled the car over and
spoke with Gray, the sole occu-
pant. Dep. Moreau smelled burnt
marijuana emitting from the
vehicle and had Gray step out-
side. As he did, a green leaf-like
substance fell from the front of
his pants. Gray was reportedly
shaking, had .muffled speech,
and refused to make eye contact.
While writing Gray a speeding
ticket, Dep. Moreau asked if he
had any illegal contraband and
Gray reportedly stated, "No,
man, I don't do that stuff." A
search of his vehicle turned up a
clear plastic bag between the
front seats containing marijuana
shake. Two burnt marijuana
roaches were discovered in an
ashtray. Eight blue, diamond-
shaped pills were found in a cig-
arette box. They were determined
to be Viagra.
While attempting to place
Gray under arrest, he reportedly
pulled away from the deputy and
was taken into custody with a
minimum amount of force.
Gray was booked into the
Calhoun County Jail and given a
conditional release the following
While so much er
placed on commerce
Christmas, it is w
refreshing to see a
profound message pla
front page of a newspa
I would like to con
entire team of The Cou
for printing last week'
"Christ the Savior
Although many have
same words, few
courage of their c
enough to put it into
and center- for all to
I hope that one da
York Times and ot]
giants around the woi
low the example se
From me, and on b
of your readers who
The County Record'
"Thank you, and we
blessed and prospe
Letter to the Editor,
Wake Up Calhoun
The Calhoun Coui
Board is about to ma
sion that will impact e'
in Calhoun County for
Believe me, children:
one will/be affected in
Are we going to sta
allow 5 citizens, i.e. sc
members to make
ly are unless we wa]
start making our wish
Please voice your opin
ever it is, write a letter
tor, call your school b
ber, whatever you do
idle until it is too late,
It seems to
by the people of this
not just the 5 board
After, all, we will have
in less than a year.
could be put on the
decided by the voters
I think one of the major
accomplishments in my term as See LETTERS, page 10
Letters tothe Edito
superintendent of the Calhoun
nphasis is County School District was hir-
cialism of ing Bobby Johns, as the athletic
wonderfully director/head football coach at
simple, yet Blountstown High School.
ced on the I had never heard of Coach
paper. Johns before interviewing him as
nmend the a candidate for the job. I was
Lnty Record very impressed with the way he
s headline: presented himself, and he com-
is Born"., pletely sold me on his ability to
Said the get the job done. I have to say he
have the. was a pleasant surprise, and ia
convictions real diamond in the rough. Never
print -front have I been around someone that
see. worked as hard on the job as
iy the New Coach Johns. He instilled that
her media work ethic in his players and fel-
rld will fol- low coaches.
et by The Coach Johns, did a great job
with. the BHS football program,
behalf of all and he created a first ever weight
appreciate lifting program and brought
s public instant success. He has had
f Christ, numerous individual honors, a
wish you a state championship, and a state
:rous New runner up trophy in his short
term as the leader of this great
program. Then the football
K.L. Koani accomplishments of three
straight district football champi-
onships, and two back to back
County undefeated regular easoins in
in This is a tremendous .loss fo
nty School the sports community in
Lke a deci- Calhoun County. He did a great
very citizen job as coach, and athletic direc-
Sthe rest of tor but that doesn't tell the entire
story. He brought a sense of
n, parents, pride, and competitive spirit to
ers, every- the school and community which
one way or would be hard to follow up on. I
cherish the memories of seeing
ntd by and so many people \\ith item- of
:hool board recognition that was worn proud-
these all ly. So many signs, and window
We certain- paintings to let the world know
ke up and that were proud of their teams,
ies known. and its accomplishments. I saw
lion, what- people from Altha, Carr,
to the edi- 'Clarksville, Kinard, Frink, St.
oard mem- Rose, Hughes Creek, and all over
, don't sit the county come together to
then start cheer on their team.
We lost great leader of young
me this men, dedicated a.d./coach, and
be decided a great friend to the people of
county and Calhoun County. I watched
members. Coach ,Nichols and Coach
an election Daniels come out of retirement to
This issue work for a cause they believed in
ballot and and were dedicated to. I saw
of Calhoun Coach Pratt, and Coach Jordan
emerge from the ranks'as not
d Newsome just mere assistant coaches but
leaders as well. I saw Coach
Jordan leave Blountstown for
The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page 5
Chamber News cont'd
Resolutions & Goals for the
The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce wishes everyone a
Happy, Christmas Holiday,
which will continue into the New
Year. We expect a bright forecast
for Calhoun County's future and
are already planning events and
means to continue working coop-
eratively with local businesses,
local government offices, and our
Some of our resolutions and
goals for the New Year are:
1. Moving the Chamber's
office into the old M & B Railroad
Depot and including an M & B
Railroad Museum, once the grant
application to renovate the Depot
is approved (anticipated in May
2006) and the work is completed.
2. Continue to help with revi-
talizing downtown Blountstown:
new businesses have moved in
this past year, and more are
-3. Continue to partner with
FLA USA/VISIT FLORIDA and
the Florida Trails Association to
promote eco-tourism for Calhoun
4. Continue to partner with
such organizations as Workforce
Florida and Opportunity Florida
to promote worthwhile projects
and studies, such as the
Broadband Internet Initiative.
5. Plan the best Chamber
Annual Banquet ever! -
Tentatively scheduled for
February or March 2006.
6. Continue (and improve on)
the projects started through our
FLOW process with our Chamber
committees (and chairpersons of
b. Increase Business
Participation (Mary Alday)
c. Make Calhoun County a
Tourist Destination (Tim Adams)
d. Market Calhoun County
Internally & Externally (Kenny
e. Inspire Pride & Enhance
Image (Bobby Clark)
f. Create Economic Pride &
Improve Capacity (Harry Hagan)
g. Build Synergy (Vicki
Happy 6th Birthday!
Joshua Daughtry turned six on
December 11, 2005. He celebrat-
,.ed with his family and friends at
Chuck E Cheese. He is the son of
Bobby and Robyn Daughtry. He is
'the grandson of Robbie Sale and
-'the late Jack Sale of Blountstown,
Jim and Jeanette McCauley of
'Havana and Jerrell Daughtry of
'Metter, GA. Happy birthday,
Happy 87th Birthday!
Alma Kirkland will celebrate
her 87th birthday on January 1st.
Alma is pictured here with her
daughter, Ann Cook, grand-
daughter, Debby White, great
granddaughter, Brooke Hall, and
great great granddaughter, Anna
Jo Hall. Happy birthday, Nother
Kinard Library enjoys
open house celebration
1< On December 18, 2005, the
oCalhoun County Public Library
-held Open House at the Kinard
SPark Library. This was in con-
(junction with Kinard Volunteer
"IFire Department's annual
'Christmas Party for the children
'at the Kinard Park Community
Michelle Skipper read "The
.Night Before Christmas" by
Clement Moore and a variety of
.:Christmas carols were sung.
4:Santa Claus arrived on a Kinard
PVolunteer Fire Department fire
truck to listen to the wish lists of
.all the children who attended.
i'Each of the thirty-one children
i'who attended were given a new
book and a candy cane courtesy
of the Library. In addition to the
children, twenty-three adults
attended. Everyone from the
young to the young at heart had
a wonderful time.
All were invited to visit the
Library to check out books and
videos and to see the beautiful
decorations. Many of the decora-
tions in the room and on the tree
were made by the children in the
after school study program from
this year and last year.
The children and adults in the
Kinard Community sent
Christmas greetings and a wish
for a safe and Happy New Year
for everyone in Calhoun County.
Trentan Tyler Goodwin
Buddy and Kristy Goodwin of
Blountstown- are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Trentan Tyler Goodwin.
Trentan was born December
18, 2005, at 5:45 a.m., at Gulf
Coast Medical Center. He
weighed six pounds, seven
ounces and was 18-1/2 inches
Maternal. grandparents are
Donnie and. Hilda Bowen of
Blountstown. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Ronnie and Wanda.
Goodwin of Altha. Maternal
great-grandparents are Bill and
Louise. Mathis of Blountstown,
Betty Bowen and the late Bo
Bowen of Altha, Paternal great-
grandparents are Marvin and.
June Goodwin of Altha, Edith
Walters and the late David
Walters' of Bayou George.
Paternal great-great grandmoth-
er is Doris "Homey" Bloorberg of
Trentan was welcomed home
by his mommy, daddy, his pet cat,
Angel, and a-host of family and.
friends. Both mommy and baby
are doing great!
We are accepting
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and months to come.
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T'hank you for helping make our
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BMS Lady Tigers end season at perfect 12-0
The Blountstown Middle School Lady Tigers recently completed an outstanding season. Team members
include (front row, from left) Elizabeth Koonce, Chelsea Baker, Allison Slongo, Shaterial Davis, Selena Williams,
(middle row) Faith Bell, Jessica Collier, Brittany Griffin, Montoya Garrett, (back row) Tasheana Brown, Bianca
Garrett, Lavaysette Donaldson, Tiffany Abbott, and Sasha Simmons, The team was coached by Ed Thomas,
Their record was 12-0,"I love them," Coach Thomas says of his team, "They are the best, most talented team
I've ever coached."
4Altha J.V. at 8-1 after loss to Wewa
Cats host BHS Jan. 6
BY JIM MclNTOSH
Wewahitchka, December 20-
More basketball games are won
;or lost at the free throw line than
in any other area of the game.
That saying played itself out
as the Wildcats made only 5 out
of 10 free throw opportunities
against the Wewa Gators and
"suffered their first lost of the sea-
son, 39-34. The Cats found
themselves playing catch-up all
game. The Gators built a 22-15
halftime lead which the Wildcats
couldn't overcome. Even though
the Wildcats would outscore
Wewa 8-7 in the third quarter
and 11-10 in the fourth quarter,
.the missed free throws came
were the Cats' undoing.
In the field goal department,
Wewa made 14 out of 18
attempts (78%) while the Cats
sank 13 of 23 (57%). The Gators-
made 11 of their 19 free throw
attempts (58%) and the Wildcats
were good on 5 of 10 attempts
(50%). From three 3-point land
the Wildcats found net with only
1 of 8 attempts (13%) and Wewa
missed their 2 attempts.
SThe Wildcats committed 16
turnovers to Wewa's 14.
Josh McIntosh was the Top
Cat, scoring 12 points along with
4 steals and a rebound. Ethan
Byler racked up 9 points (includ-
ing 3 for 3 from the charity
stripe) a's well as 2 rebounds.
Corde Beauchamp chalked up 7
points and he had 3 rebounds.
Juan Alejos added 4 points and
he had 2 blocked shots and a
rebound. Nic Chamberlain
chipped in 2 points.
With the loss the Wildcats now
have an 8-1 record.
After the Christmas holidays,
you'll have plenty of opportuni-
ties to catch the Wildcats in
action as the Lady Cats will begin
an eight game homestand and
the boys have a six game homes-
tand scheduled. On January 6
the Wildcats host Blountstown in
a district tilt. Girls' action gets
underway at 4:30 p.m. The jun-
ior varsity boys' game boysoff at
6:00 p.m. and the varsity game is
scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start.
The Lady Bulldogs of Liberty
County visit "The Den" on
January 9 at 5:00 p.m. On
January 10 the Cats host the'
Wewa Gators at the following
game times: girls at 5:00 p.m.;
junior varsity at 6:00 p.m. and
the varsity at 7:30 p.m.
For more schedule informa-
tion, go the Wildcats website:
www.paec.org/ calhoun/altha .
GO WILDCATS and I'll see you
at the games!
Free helmets available 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, ancd the injury and death
rates are the highest among rid-
ers under 16. So what's a parent
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 asked, are your 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 sponsored in part by Honda. 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
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Quail hunting season is here, but...
Where are the birds?
BY CHUCK WOODS
University of Florida
It's quail hunting season, but
where are the birds?
Loss of habitat for the north-
ern bobwhite quail the nation's
most popular game bird is
blamed for its sharp decline in
the Southeast, according to a
University of Florida wildlife con-
servationist, who says improved
land management practices will
help restore the species.
More intensive forestry and
agricultural practices, urban
sprawl, and other types of devel-
opment are important factors in
their decline, causing bobwhite
quail populations to drop by two-
thirds since 1980, said Bill
Giuliano, an assistant professor
with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. Florida
hunters once harvested more
than 2 million quail each year,
but they now take fewer than
Several nongame birds such
as burrowing owls, crested
caracaras, eastern meadowlarks
and sparrows that share habi-
tats with bobwhites are also
experiencing long-term and
In much of the Southeast,
bobwhite numbers are only a
small fraction of what they were
only 25 years ago, he said.
Continued loss and alteration of
habitat through changing, land
management practices and
development threaten the future
of quail in Florida and the region.
Similar problems are affecting
quail populations in other areas
of the nation where the birds live
in a wide variety of habitats.
Giuliano said the length of the
hunting season November
does not appear to be a
major factor in their decline.
However, considering these habi-
tat problems, there may be a
need for some new, scientifically
based regulations to manage the
"To bring the bird's population
back to 1980 levels in the
Southeast, some 81 million acres
of habitat need to be restored,
and we are working with several
public and private agencies to
encourage that, primarily on pri-
vate lands," Giuliano said.
Plans for restoring habitat are
being developed by UF
researchers in cooperation with
scientists at the Florida Fish and
Commission, the U.S. Geological
Survey and the Tall Timbers
Research Station in Tallahassee.
. To educate landowners, man-
agers, hunters and quail enthu-
siasts on the ecology and man-
agement of bobwhite, the UF
extension service and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Service recently held a quail
management short course in
Arcadia, Fla. Giuliano, who coor-
dinated the course, said similar
programs will be presented
Carlos Alfonso, a UF trustee
and outdoorsman from Tampa
who attended the short course in
Arcadia, said quail hunting is a
valuable tradition that deserves
to be protected. "There has been
a dramatic decline in quail popu-
lations, and we welcome efforts
by UF and other public and pri-
vate agencies to restore this
ecosystem in Florida and the
Southeast," he said.
Giuliano said quail biologists
generally agree that nesting and
ground-plant covers needed for
brood-rearing are important fac-
tors across most of the species
range in Florida and the
"While the birds still thrive on
large, intensively managed quail
plantations in North Florida,
their numbers have declined in
South Florida where changing
land-use patterns have altered
their preferred habitat," Giuliano
said. "In fact, the landscape has
changed so much that extensive
tracts of land have become com-
pletely unproductive for quail."
He said vast acreages have
been cleared for citrus groves
and improved pastures.
Concerns from urban residents
about smoke often prevent land
managers from using controlled
burns to control excessive plant
growth that may be undesirable
for quail. For example, palmetto
is beneficial for quail when it cov-,
ers small areas of pastureland,
but it becomes detrimental when
the coverage is extensive.
Jim Selph, UF DeSoto County
Extension Director in Arcadia,
said many agricultural practices,
including livestock grazing, are
often blamed for the loss and
degradation of habitat for quail
and other wildlife.
However, in many rangeland
systems, grazing can' actually be
an effective management tool to
create and maintain a good habi-
tat for quail, he said.
The ideal quail habitat often
referred to as a "crazy quilt" of
plants scattered about the land-
scape includes small patches of
bunchgrasses for nesting cover,
weeds for foraging and other
shrubs such as palmetto, for
escape cover, he said.
Selph, a livestock expert, said
moderate grazing, which usually
results in more open and diverse
rangeland, produces the best
habitat for quail.
Heavy grazing, particularly
when shrubs and other non-for-
age plants are being controlled,
may lead to a "golf-course effect,"
providing little forage for cattle
and no food or cover for quail.
"Unfortunately, there is no
magic stocking rate or number of
animals that will always provide
moderate grazing intensity and
maintain the crazy-quilt that
quail need," Selph said.
Giuliano said habitat restora-
tion and possibly predator man-
agement practices can boost
quail populations. Predators,
which kill many quail each year
in Florida, include armadillos,
bobcats, hawks, owls, raccoons
Supplemental feeding, anoth-
er form of predator management;
can help protect the birds by
reducing the time they spend
away from their nests searching
"Controlling imported fire
ants, which are one of the lead-
ing causes of low quail numbers
throughout the Southeast, will
also help quail.' populations
rebound," Giuliano said. "In fact,:
controlling fire ants in heavily
infested areas could double quail
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The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page
Farewell letter from Coach Johns
BY COACH BOBBY JOHNS
Last week, The County Record
S reported that BHS head football coach
ritd thlelic director; Bobby Johns.
had resigned to accept a position in
3akte'r Co ntry. The i .l..i'i,i is his
letter to (he community.
As I sat around over tile holidays I
had time to reflect on the last five
years I have spent at Blountstown
S ," School, I would like to take a
few imoents to thank the many peo=
Ipe w ho have made my time spent
hee so wonderfully Belore I begin, let
mIe ,rp. ,.i '.- in advance fr anyone I
may lteve out, I don't pretend to be
able to thank everyone who has sup-
ported ime, but maybe recognize a
few, I would also like to say I'm sorry
for anyone who had to read about my
leaving in the newspaper that I
should have spoken to in person.
., \r.:i:L.. happened so fast, I was
not able to talk to everyone.
First, let me begin with those who
were responsible for bringing me to
this wonderful community. Mr.
Tommy McClellan, who I have so
much respect foi and who has bled
red and white the last five years, was
kind enough to give me an opportuni-
ty to interview for this job. He has
been a tremendous supporter of not
only myself, but this program and I
am going to miss him deeply. He is
the reason I came here and I thank
him very much. To the remaining
members of the hiring committee,
Coach David Pitts, Mrs. Mary Sue
Neves, Steve Whitfield, and Mr. Willy
Brown, thank you so very much for
your confidence in me that I could
Help bring this program back to its
Glory. I want to especially thank
Coach Pitts.for your continual confi-
dence and the great advice on how to
positively lead these young men. I
respect you and thank you for your
Secondly, let me thank the princi-
pals who have been so good to me at
BHS. Mrs. Neves, Mrs Russ, Mr.
Hand, and now Mr. Summers. I wait-
ed four years for Mr. Summers, who I
consider a dear friend, to be the prin-
cipal at BHS and I hate to be leaving
him like this. He has been much
more than an administrator, but a
great friend who I will miss terribly.
Thank you Keith for everything. I
would also like to thank all of the fac-
ulty and staff at BHS that has been
so good to me and this program.
Without your enthusiasm, we would
never have been able to accomplish
what we have the past five years. I
would also like to take this opportu-
nity to thank all of the teachers at
BHS who have been so good to my
son, Chaz. He has loved it here and
many of you have gone out of your
way to make him feel special. To
Mrs. Loraine McClellan and Mrs.
Rhonda Marshall individually, I
would like to say thanks for really
helping Chaz to enjoy his time at
BHS. Finally, to Mrs. Dona Dunn,
thank you for being like a mother to
me and my boys. You have been so
good to us over the years and I don't
know if I would have survived many
times had it not been for you. I love
you and I will miss you.
Next, I would like to thank the
people more directly related to the
football program. First, to my coach-
es. To Coach Mike Pratt, thank you
for your tireless efforts to improve
this football program. Your dedica-
tion is unbelievable and the young
people in this community are lucky
to have someone who cares as much
about them as you do. You have
been a great coach and a wonderful
friend. To Coach Bubba Johnson, I
wish we had more time to coach
together, but you have done a great
job and I am sure you will continue to
do so. Good luck with your baseball
To coaches who are no longer with
me, but were a huge part of our suc-
cess. To Coach Greg Jordan, what
can I say. You are my best friend in
the world and I have been so lucky to
have the opportunity to work with
you and have you and your family
become a part of my life. I am so
proud of what you have accoom-
plished at Wewa and.I thank you for
all the support you gave me at BHS.
I wish you the very best and if the
people of this community want to
find the right person to carry this
football program to the next level,
they had better get on the phone with
you right now. I will miss you terri-
bly but always know that my
thoughts are with you and I will see
you soon. To Coach Ellis Nichols and
Jerry Daniels. Thank you for believ-
ing in me enough to come back and
coach with me. Without your guid-
ance and wisdom, we could never
have had such a great "Ridel" Thank
you Coach Nichols for reminding me
that there is more to football than
practicing and playing., That we need
to put God first and everything else
will take care of itself.
Finally, to Gene. Man, there
aren't words to express what your
friendship has meant to me. You are
so much a part of Tiger Football that
people don't understand. Keep work-
ing with these young men and have
faith that everything will work out for
the best. You will always be a close
friend to me and I will never forget
the many things you have meant to
me and this team over the past two
To all of the members of the
Century Club, both past and present,
thank you for all of your support. I
cannot mention every name, but a
special thanks goes out to Mrs. Vicki
Whitfield, Mrs. Lawana McDonald,
Mrs. Alice Ann McClellan, and Mrs.
Marleen Attaway for the many things,
you have done over the years. Your
service to the young men at BHS is
unbelievable and on behalf of them
and myself, thank you.
To Ricky Silcox, thanks for all the
help. Thank you for the many years
of commitment you have had to the
young men of Blountstown and to
myself. To Thad Richards and the
Quarterback Club. What you have
done is simply amazing. You have
single handedly put Blountstown
Football on another level. It is one of
Sthe proudest and best quality pro-
grams in the state because of you.
Please keep working for these young
men and for this program to succeed.
To Thad personally, you will be sore-
ly missed. You are a great friend to
me and to this program. I wouldn't
even begin to thank you for all the
financial things you have done for
this program, I just want to thank
you, from the bottom of my heart, for
your support of me. There wasn't
anyone in this community I hated to
tell I was leaving more than you.. I
hope you will come and see me and
you can be assured I will never forget
To Michael Devuyst, thank you for
being a Tiger at heart. The time you
have spent building this program and
supporting it goes terribly unnoticed.
You have been wonderful to me and I
thank you for all of your help. To Mr.
Willy Pitts, thanks for being, a loyal
friend. You are going to be missed
and I wish you all of the best. Also,
tell R.L. I'm going to miss him too and
To Mr. Stallworth, Mr. Warren,
Justin Smith and all of the churches
in Calhoun County that supported
our team over the past four years.
You have been the missing link for
us. Your involvement was in direct
correlation to the time we began win-
ning. Thank you for. your prayers
and words of wisdom. We could
never have been where we have been
without your guidance. Thank you
also, to all the wonderful people of
Calhoun county that made our "ride"
so wonderful. You have been the best
fans in the world and we hope you
have enjoyed it as much as we have.
Finally, the most important people
in this journey over the last five
years. To my players and 'their fami-
lies. To the players, you have been
my life. We have grown together, won
together, lost together, celebrated
together, cried together, but most of
all, we have developed a relationship
that will live forever. I will never for-
get those of you who helped build
this program. People such as Bart
Nichols, Lee Shelton, Chase
McClellan, Tyler Todd, Patrick Pratt,
Chance Attaway, Corey Silcox,
Michael Guilford, Chaz, and the
many dedicated players who have
walked through the doors of our
fieldhouse. Thank you for the hard
work, long hours,. commitment, and
confidence you placed in me. We will
always be able to remember that
together we made a mark on this
community and school that will never
be forgotten. People will remember
our names for many years to come. I
will miss all of you but I will never
forget any of you. I could never have
hoped for a better group of kids to
coach. You have made everyone in
this community proud, but most of
all, you have made me extremely
proud to be a TIGER!!!
Last, but not least, thank you to
my family. Without your support,
none of this would have been possi-
ble. Chevon, you have been my guid-
ing light and I wouldn't be able to do
what I love so much without your
To all of Calhoun County, we will
miss you and we wish you the very
best. GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!
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Wood bags first deer
Seven-year-old Tristen Wood of Blountstown is shown above with
his very first deer! Wood bagged the deer ona Dec. 13 hunting trip.
The son of Roman and Angie Wood, Tristen attends Blountstown
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Thaw kills 115 Ib. doe
Colton Thaw, 7, of Blountstown, recently.bagged his first deer a
115 pound doe on a hunting trip November 26. Colton is pictured
above with his older brother, Blaise. They are the.sons of Geoffrey and
Selene Thaw and attend Blountstown Elementary School.
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Looking for a science fair project?
S ICARR ELEMENTARY Consider agriculture topic
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Principal Darryl Taylor, Jr. is pleased to announce the Carr School Students of the
t.l.:r.tn. They are (front row, from left) Katlin Tucker (KA), Will Humphrey (KB), Markle Wilson (1A), Vaughn
SPelham (1B), Cil Whittington (2A), Cierra Brown (3A), Mathew Wood (3B), (back row) Ryan Flowers,(4th),
Savannah Pitts (5th), Brittney Pate (6th), David Leonard (7th), 1.1 .-,el Leonard (8A), and Cody Grzegorczyk
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modeled after the passages in the book. Mrs. Nichols complied these individual creations into a classroom
book to be shared with elementary classes. The students enjoyed making the book and sharing it with the
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SCongratulations to Floyd
SpVIister) Williams, son of Elder
SFloyd and Debhorah Williams of
I paytona Beach, FL in receiving
SScholar of the week for December
'5-9th grade. Floyd is a sixth
grader at Holly. Hill Middle
School in Daytona Beach, FL.
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FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER
Do you know a student who is
looking for a science fair project
idea? The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services would like to help in the
search by encouraging students
to consider a topic in agriculture.
The Department has devel-
oped "Planet Ag," a web site
designed to assist middle and
high school students in develop-
ing a science fair topic and seeing
the project through to comple-
tion. The site can be accessed at
h ttp: / / www. florida -
"A science fair project is a
great way to begin to learn about
agricultural science," Florida
Charles *H. Bronson said.
"Agricultural science is the sci-
ence of growing plants, breeding
animals, and producing food. It's
an exciting field, and it's vital to
the future of Florida and our
nation. This web site allows stu-
dents to begin to explore. the
world of agricultural science arid
to start to think about the many
interesting questions and chal-
lenges associated with food pro-
Planet Ag provides students
with an explanation of the scien-
tific method, the step-by-step
process that will enable them to
complete their science fair proj-
ect. Students learn how to come
tip with a hypothesis, decide on a
procedure for the experiment,
record the results, and come to a
conclusion based on those
Planet Ag also offers practice
projects for students to review
and presents topic ideas in the
areas of biochemistry, botany,
chemistry, engineering, environ-
mental sciences, medicine and
health, microbiology, and zoolo-
gy. Among the dozens of topic
ideas included on the web site
-- How can animal pests be
-- Why do salts build up in
soils? How can this be avoided?
-- Do different colors attract
different kinds of pollinators?
-- How many insects will a
common insect predator, such as
a toad or a praying mantis, eat in
one day? ture-including veterinarian,
-- How is seed shape associat- aquaculturist, plant pathologist,
ed with seed dispersal? forester, and agricultural econo-
Integrating agriculture into
the science curriculum is a very
important process. More and
more rural areas are becoming
urbanized and families are
becoming further removed from
their agricultural roots. Bringing
agriculture into the classroom
provides students with an oppor-
tunity to learn where their food
comes from. It also allows them
to move beyond book learning
and get hands-on experience in
"Associating science lessons
with 'real world' experiences like
growing a garden or raising ani-
mals makes learning relevant to
students' lives," Bronson said.
"Performance improves, and kids
begin to think about career
A visit to Planet Ag might be
the first step toward a career in
agricultural science. The web
site examines many interesting
career possibilities in agricul-
mist-and offers suggestions to
students on courses to consider
in high school and college. It
also provides an overview of the
importance of agriculture in
There's an added incentive for
students to consider an agricul-
tural topic for their science fair
project. Bronson will present a
$1,000 United States Savings
Bond to junior and senior divi-
sion students whose agricultural
projects are selected as winners
during the 51st Annual State
Science and Engineering Fair of
Florida in 2006.
The winners of the savings
bond at the 2005 science fair
were Sravya R. Keremane of
Gainesville in the senior division
and Briana E. Lytton of Naples in
the junior division. Keremane
analyzed transgenic citrus and
tomato for cold tolerance, and
Lytton studied the effects of acid
on sugarcane growth.
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The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page 9
BLOUNTSTOWN Chipola's spring registration
ELEMENTARY SCHOO NEWS Jan. 3-4; classes beginJan. 5
BL NTSTON/ Registration for the Spring Chipola's University Center observation & screening) course
Semester at Chipola college is
Jan. 3 for returning students
and Jan. 4 for new students.
Classes begin Jan. 5.
Chipola's open-door policy
allows any student with a high
school diploma to enroll after
completing an application and
providing high school or college
Chipola offers college credit
courses during the day and
evening, and also online and
through independent study. The
college awards the Associate in
Arts (AA) degree which guaran-
tees acceptance to Florida's pub-
lic universities. Chipola. also
offers Bachelor's degree pro-
grams in Secondary Education
with majors in Mathematics or
Science. Chipola also offers sev-
eral Associate in Science (AS)
programs, as well as a number of
Workforce Development pro-
grams which provide training for
high wage jobs.
I m -
provides opportunities Ior stu-
dents to pursue a number of
bachelor's and graduate degrees
from FSU, UWE and Troy on the
For more information, call the
Chipola Registration Office at
718-2211, or visit Chipola on the
web at www.chipola.edu
Chipola College will also offer
a variety of short courses in the
coming weeks. An Internship
course will meet Thursdays, Jan.
5 through April 27 from 6 to 9
p.m. Cost is $171. A Curriculum
for Young Children course will
meet Mondays, Jan. 9 through
April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is
$171. An Early Care & Education
Administrative Overview course
will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10
through April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $171. A 20 Hour
Childcare Training course will
meet Jan. 14 and 21 from 7 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Cost is $76. A 10 Hour
Childcare Training (behavioral
will meet reD. 4 Irom / a.m. to o
p.m. Cost is $38. A 10-Hout
Childcare Training (special
needs) course will meet March I :
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $3.8
A Cake Decorating I class will
meet Thursdays, February .2
through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost is $41. A Real Estate Sales
course will meet Saturdays, Feb.
4 through March 18 from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Cost is $240.
Gatlin Education Services
(GES) offers, open enrollmerlt,
online courses in: health care,
internet graphics/web design,
business, law and travel.
Register online at www.gatlined-
ucation.com/ chipola. Education
To Go offers online programs in' a
variety of courses. For dates and
course outlines, vigit
For information about any of
these non-credit courses, call
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Principal Vicki Davis is pleased to announce the Blountstown Elementary School
Students of the Month for October. They are (from left) Calen Masai, Mikayla Mann, Casey Johnson, Ally
Richards, Sarah Quijas, and Jessi McClendon. Not pictured is Chase Harris. In last week's Issue, the BES
Students of the Month shown were actually for the month of November (they were mistakenly identified as
October's Students of the Month).
City Council Minutesi..
Blountstown City Council
November 15, 2005, 6 p.m.
The City Council, City of
Blountstown, County of
Calhoun, State of Florida, met in
Regular Session on Tuesday,
November 15, 2005 at 6:00 P.M.
at the City Council meeting room
with the following members of
the City Council present: Mayor
R.W. Deason, Councilwoman
Janie Boyd, Councilman Clifford
Jackson, and Councilman Steve
Bailey. Councilman John
Tomlinson, Jr and City Attorney
David House were not present.
Also. present were City
Manager/Engineer Jimmn Hand
and Police Chief Glenn Kirmbrel.
Others present included Cissy
Barfield, Kim Tanner, Glenda
Clark, B.J. Bailey, Heidi Rynard,
Margaret Hoch, Joan Harriman,
Vicki Montford, Janice Watson,
Ben Hall, Jonathan Kimbrel,
Rodney Smith, and Tony
Mayor Deason called the
meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.
Jimmy Hand led the invocation
and Councilman Bailey led the
Pledge of Allegiance.
The following minutes, were
presented to the Council for their
approval: Regular Session
October 11, 2005. Councilman
Bailey made a motion to approve
the minutes as presented.
Councilman Jackson seconded
the motion. The motion carried.
Next was the discussion of:
monthly bills through October
31, 2005. Councilman Jackson
made a motion to pay the month-
ly bills. Councilwoman Boyd
seconded the motion. The
Mayor Deason opened the
agenda for additional business.
Tony Arrant was added to the
Mrs. Janice Watson with the the Police Chief, Building
Apalachee Regional Planning inspector, and City Attorney
Council addressed the Council regarding the, Police station.
regarding the Calhoun County Councilman Bailey made a
.Enterprise Zone. Mrs. Watson motion, to follow the City
informed the Council that the Manager/Engineer's recommen-
Enterprise Zone Program was nation of having a meeting and
due to end on December 31, then re-submit the bid advertise-
2005 but the 2005 Legislature ment, Councilwoman Boyd sec-
had approved to extend the onded the motion. The motion
Enterprise program until 2015. carried.
As a part of the extension, each The City Manager/Engineer
Enterprise zone is required to re- addressed the GSAP#2 program
submit another application, with F.G.U. The City
Mrs. Watson requested a Manager/Engineer wanted to
Resolution and an Interlocal. inform the Council this will be
Agreement to be passed regard- coming up in the near future for
ing the extension of the Calhdtih 'dikull on. -
County Enterprise Zone. The The City Manager/Engineer
City Manager/Engineer read read Resolution 2005-04
Resolution 2005-07. After a brief (National Hospice Month).
discussion, Councilman Bailey Councilman Bailey made a
made a motion to accept motion to adopt Resolution
Resolution 2005-07 and the 2005-04. Councilman Jackson
Interlocal Agreement after the seconded the motion. The
City Attorney has reviewed and motion carried.
approved the wording of both the The City Manager/Engineer
Resolution and the Agreement. read Resolution 2005-05
Councilwoman Boyd seconded (Evaluation and Appraisal).
the motion. The motion carried. Councilman Jaclson made a
Next, Finance Director, Kim motion to adopt Resolution
Tanner addressed the Council 2005-05. Councilwoman Boyd
regarding the CD rates. After seconded the motion. The
reviewing the rates from several motion carried. The purpose of
financial institutions, this Resolution was to adopt the
Councilman Bailey made a Evaluation and Appraisal Report.
motion to leave the money at This is the same Resolution that
Regions Bank. Councilwoman was adopted previously
Boyd seconded the motion. The (Resolution 2004-02).
motion carried. The City Manager/Engineer
The. City Council next read Resolution 2005-06
addressed the building of a new (Christmas Parade). Councilman
Police station. There was much Bailey made a motion to adopt
:discussion regarding Hammond Resolution .2005-06.
Design Group's last proposal. Councilman Jackson seconded
The Council then stated that a the motion. The motion carried.
letter needs to be .submitted to Next, Mrs. Harriman
Hammond letting them know we addressed the. Council request-
are re-submitting the bid adver- ing Senior Citizen's Discount on
tisement thereby declining the utilitybills. After a brief discus-.
last proposal. At that time the slon. Councilman Bailey made a
City Manager/Engineer recom-' ee MINUTES
mended a review meeting withSee C MINUTES page
From all of us at Badcock in Blountstown...Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. L-R: Magnum
Kimbrel, Greg Johnson, Renee'Ayers, Tonya Rollins,Lynnette and Richard Wise. Not pictured:. Rick and
JoAnn Wise, Sheila Cauley and Kevin Collins
The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page 10
Agriculture Commissioner warns dog & cat owners
Diamond Pet Food recalled
Chipola helps with Mississippi toy drive
The Council of Chipola College Educators recently collected dozens of toys for children in
Mississippi who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Jason Kelley, WJHG-TV weatherman, is coor-
dinating the drive with help from Jason Davis, Marianna's WJHG bureau chief. Pictured from left,
are: Dr. Lou Cleveland, Gary 'Cook, Santine Cuccio, Carol Saunders, Richard Hinson, Margie
Williams and Brenda Alford,
Florida Agriculture and
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is cautioning pet own-
ers against feeding their animals
any of 19 Diamond Pet Food
products that are made with
corn and produced at the compa-
ny's Gaston, South Carolina,
Bronson's warning was issued
in the wake of the company's
recall of the products, which was
precipitated by Diamond's dis-
covery of aflatoxin in a product
manufactured at the company's
South Carolina plant. Aflatoxin is
a naturally occurring toxic chem-
ical by-product from the growth
of fungus on corn and some
The company has halted the
distribution of the products to
retail stores, and consumers who
already have purchased the
products are being asked to
return' them to the location at
which they were purchased for a
Meanwhile, inspectors in
Bronson's department are check-'
ing feed stores, pet stores and
other locations which sell
Diamond Pet Food products to
make sure that all of the suspect
products have been removed
from store shelves.
The specific products subject
to the recall are:
Diamond Low Fat Dog Food.,
Diamond High Energy Dog
Diamond Maintenance Dog
Diamond Performance Dog
Diamond Premium Adult Dog
Diamond Puppy Food.
Diamond Maintenance Cat
Diamond Professional Cat
Country Value Puppy.
Country Value Adult Dog.
Country Value, High Energy
Country Value Adult Cat Food.
SProfessional Chicken and Rice
Senior Dog Food.
Professional Reduced Fat
Chicken and Rice Dog Food.
Professional Adult Dog Food.
Professional Large Breed
Professional Puppy Food.
Professional Reduced Fat Cat
Professional Adult Cat Food.
Pet food lots covered in the
recall have a "G" (in reference to
Gaston) as the 11th or 12th
character in the date code on the
package, and contain date codes
from "Best By 01-March-07"
through "Best By 10-June-07."
For more information about
the products, consumers and
retailers are being asked to call
Mark Brinkman at Diamond Pet
Food, who can..be reached at
(573) 229-4203., They can also
check the company's web site at
Meanwhile, Bronson is advis-
ing any pet owners whose ani-
mals may have consumed any of
the products and are showing
symptoms of illness, including
lethargy, a reluctance to eat, yel-
lowish tint to the eyes or gums,
and severe diarrhea, to consult
their veterinarians immediately.
Weiwa and carry our program
wih him, and attaininstant suc-
cess to their athletic program. I
know Coach Johns left his mark
on-these great coaches also, for I
haie talked with them all on
many different occasions.
I would not hesitate for one
moment to bring Coach Jordan
back to keep our ship on course.
I think pur players would wel-
come that j,'4 1 LhtIrV IuIlrxrd
Wr-vva's progrrrtni X;I-ih l prde. uidJ
,ulclpticip~i~l Lhll Ycar.
I an concernt-d :Lb(:it LIh-i
iv 'I sucI ( r" l program. and
..tnL the next ro)Lup keep up the
tradition. IN' he.arl hai bbrrn -%nii
c(--er 'by\ this rOLIP of p.livrs ind
coaic hres W:t I lome sc d).irIp'.
A S EAT AA
The Calhoun County School Board proposes to
amend its policies for the Calhoun County
Schools as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
6.36 COMPLAINTS AGAINST EMPLOYEES
The Calhoun County School Board invites con-,
structive criticism from the parents and citizens
of the Di- rri.i
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by Polia: ', IL ':'-aq lrua rU :r' ia.. :i' :ari
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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. I f the problem does not Involve a seri-
ous charge as specified in Subsection (1) and (2).
then rr,: imnnj.:q :hFu Inform the parents) or
legal gu- a'- iri -at , i tudent-teacher problems
shall first be submitted to the teacher to seek res-
.'1,llr.-i ;J.1 r',i.lr.n- .a iT. r'r, .-i be submitted
:j::'. i :., I r.n. i'.:11. i- Principal.
.up.!.r.i'.-enlrc-r in-. School Board.
S4. If the Superintendent's Investigation
or review confirms a cause to believe the employ-
ee may be guilty of serious misconduct that may
result in suspension or dismissal, he/she shall
notify the employee in writing. Where School
Board 'action is required, the reu-ilr O:.i" rt,
Superintendent's investigation and re.-::'.-rrmTi-n
tion shall be reported to the School Board for its
consideration and action.
5. If a legally sufficient complaint Is filed
j .ir:' a certified member :.r r. ir, 3iu.: :l ,:.
administrative staff. -the -up,'-'pteJr,:r.r r.I'i1
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.
Failure of any investigating personnel
-:. :.r. r,.i the Superintendent that a complaint
,- '"; il' i.i..'- t iri.,- i'-.ryw-eight (48) hours of
:t-TL..aiL~a i l r, a, I e m:.i -y result in dlsclpli-
T 'r. a h..-r.
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ECONOMIC IMPACT: MINIMAL
A hearing will be held on the above amendment
in tine Courthouse in Blountstown. Florida at the
regular School Board meeting beginning at 5:00
P.M., C.S.T.onTu,:.-' i, J-,,a:,r 10, 2006.'
Willie A. Brown. Chairman
SCalhoun County School Board
Mary Sue Neves. Superintendent
Dec. 14 21, 28; Jan. 4,
Calhoun County School Board will accept bids
f.-:r i- ,il. .. r., Bidding will ci L' a -i ,.. p.m .,
i:.2:-, -i::r Bids will be .:.pn.'a at 5:00
p.m.at the :..:r.J ',-,,':u'.
BUILDING SPECIFICATIONS FOR40' X 72'
FORTHE CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Roofltype Max Rib 29 gaufe. Standard Color
Wallttypi: I,.. iti. 2 i ut;..u Standard Color
Custom Tnnir. ..:' iai a. 26 gauge, Kynar
Chai drive roll up doors 14'width, 10' height.
white color. 2 doors needed
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1989 Pontiac, 4 dr., 4 cyl., good radio
and heater, guaranteed transmission and
engine. Needs seat covers. $800. Call
RV lots for rent. RV campers for sale,
lease. $75 and $85 weekly. 2 locations.
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.
Happy Jack Kennel Dip II: treats
Is looking for
for our gulf coast
Comrpet it e salary
benefits pacloe e.
Fax Resume to:
has an immediate opening
in the Calhoun County
area for a HHA
Please stop by
306 Fifth Avenue
to fill out an application.
Dec. 28, Jan 4
fleas, ticks, mange, stop scratching &
gnawing without steroids. Contains NO
Solvent. Biodegradable! ALTHA FARM-
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$275 BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP
SET Factory sealed w/warranty. Can
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-
board, footboard & rails. NEW in box,
only $275. Call 850-222-7783.
BED-DOUBLE QUEEN PILLOWTOP
SET New in plastic with warranty. $165,
SDrivers with C.D.L.
Class A or B
Must be Insurable
Please Apply at:
15888 SW Silas Green Road
Please Call Billy Rogers
S-With Any Questions at
Has openings for the
Full Time and Part Time
$2000.0 Sign On Bonus
We are a SMILE certified facility.
(Safe Minimal Lifting
Contact Angela Hewett
at 850-674-5464 for
Dec. 28, 2005
can deliver. 850-425-8374.
Bedroom ALL NEW 7 PC set; All
dovetailed, all wood-still boxed. Retail
$4K, must sell $1500, can deliver. 850-
CHAIR / LOVESEAT / SOFA $650 -
NEW Micro fiber upholstery, hardwood
frame & warranty, unopened. 850-545-
DINING, A CHARMING NEW oak table
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/leaf, 6 chairs & lighted china cab-
inet.. Still boxed. $900. Can deliver.
LEATHER Sofa, Loveseat & Chair still
wrapped: Retail $3400, sell brand new
with warranty $1250. 850-425-8374.
MATTRESS New full set in plastic with
warranty, $120. 850-222-9879.
Puppies, 6 weeks old Friday, call and
leave message, 674-4113.
Three free kid-friendly Christmas kit-
tens. Approximately 4 months old. Lime
Bit, Smokey and 'the Bandit". Call 674-
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CStton Creek Apartments
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
Equal Housing Opportunity
NO experience required. Werner
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entry-level semi drivers. Our avg. drivers
earn more than $36K first year. 60% of
our drivers get home nightly/weekly. 15-
day CDL training available in your area.
Call today 1-866-280-5309.
12 yr. old brown and white paint mare,
3 year old 1/2 mustang 1/2 quarter
horse gelding. Asking $800.00 for each.
1970 New Moon Mobile Home, 12' x
40', $800. to be moved. Located in
Blountstown. Call 674-3502 leave mes-,
Land for Sale Hwy. 69-A road
frontage.'Parcel 1 nineteen acres (mol)
- $129;000; Parcel 2 nineteen acres
(mol)- $89,000.00. Call Shalene at 18501
For Lease: very nice commercial
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Licensed and Insured
Call for FREE Estimates
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spaces, 4 restrooms, reception room,
lobby/waiting room, conference room,
lounge/break room, storage room, 2 file
rooms, security room, safe, janitor closet,
41 off street parking spaces including
handicap parking, 3 phase power, 1.27
acres. 19452 Highway 20 West,
Blountstown, FL 32424. Call for informa-
tion 850-592-2156, 850-573-6198 or 850-
Wanted to trade a 1994 Suzuki
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The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page 11
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The County Record, DECEMBER 28, 2005, Page 12
MARY NELL SHELTON BAILEY
Mrs. Mary Nell Shelton Bailey,
62, of Blountstown, died Friday
afternoon, December 23, 2005,
at her daughter's home in
Mary Nell was born on June
22, 1943, and had lived in
Calhoun County most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a
member of the Baptist faith.
SSurvivors include: one son,
- Arthur Bailey and his wife,
Rhonda, of Blountstown; three
daughters: Nina Bailey Cochran
of Port St. Joe, Windy Ring and
- her husband, Dennis, of
Youngstown, Susan Hill of the
SAlliance Community; one sister,
- Euphemia Palmer of the Page
Pond Community; her long time
spouse, Arthur Bailey, and his
S wife, Kathy, of Gc-orgia: and six
grandchildren: John Messer,
Rebecca Hill, Heather Bailey,
Shane Bailey, Christopher
Cochran, Jacob Lee Herrell.
S Funeral services were held
Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at
3:00 p.m. (CST) at the Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
MR. WOODROW WILSON
S Mr. Woodrow Wilson Butler,
7, of Panama City, passed away
Thursday, December 22, 2005,
in Panama City.
Mr. Butler was born in
Calhoun County and was a
retired mechanic and bus driver.
ie was a Veteran of World War II,
serving in the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife,
: Sybil Butler of Panama City; five
s-ons, Jimmy D. Butler and Earl
S utler of East Poiit, Buddy
SWayne Butler of Apalachicola,
Woodrow Butler, Jr. and Samuel
Lee Butler of Panama City; 17
i grandchildren and 34 great
Funeral services were held at
- 1:00 PM. EST Saturday from the
graveside of Holly Hill Cemetery
:-in Port St. Joe with Reverend
:-arry Well officiating.
Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of the
- arrangements, ph. 850-674-
:5449' or online at
SLOIS M. HERRING ,
Mrs. Lois-M.M-Herring, 91, of
SMarianna, died Friday,
December 23, 2005, at Jackson
Mrs. Herring, with her hus-
Sband, moved to Jackson County
from Tampa in 1962. Mrs.
Herring loved to fish in her pond
and visit with company that
Mrs. Herring was preceded in
i eath by her husband, Johnnie
erring; her parents, Archie and
anie Waters; her sisters, Eunice
Waters Griggs. Rhona Waters
SParker, and Ruth Waters Causey;
and her brothers, Arivel Waters
and Maurice Waters.
Survivors include two sisters:
Cecil Smith of Jacksonville and
S Mildred Salvemini of Cilspon
Forge, VA; a beloved friend and
S careOi'er. Marci Shaw and her
daughter. Keegan Suggs.
Funer-l services for Mrs.
S Herring were held Tuesday,
December 27, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.
a: the Frst Baptist Church in
Woodville, with the Rev. James
Demakowski j"tjcriing. Burial
followed in WhTle Primitive
:Bap Kij lr. Church Cemetery in
W: .;r:h'.I: with Hall "Funeral
Home flditfri k.
Hall .'.t4 Home -] of Altha
was in charge of the arrange-
1 ents. 85-762965.
Mr. Christopher "Chris" Dillon
Linton, 58, of Kinard, was called
to be with the Lord on Friday,
December 16, 2005.
He was an avid sportsman,
enjoying the outdoors with his
family and friends as often as
possible. Chris was a member of
the Cypress Creek Baptist
Church in Kinard. He was a
beloved husband, father, and
grandfather. Chris was a kind
and generous man, and was
always available to lend a helpful
hand to those in need in his com-
He was preceded in death by
his father, William Dillon Linton;
mother, Miriam Linton Haley;
and his aunt, Gladys Beasley.
Survivors include his wife,
Margaret; two daughters: Laura
Puder and her husband, Todd, of
Panama City, and Sylvia Van
Horn and her husband, John, of
Panama City; a niece, Karan
Morgan of Kinard; stepfather,
Jim Haley of Wewahitchka; one
grandson, Dillon Todd of Panama
Mr. Linton's wish was to be
cremated. A celebration of his
life was held on Friday,
December 23, 2005, at 5:30 p.m.
at the Cypress Creek Baptist
Church. Memorial contributions
may be made to ACS in loving
memory of Chris. Expressions of
sympathy may be submitted and
viewed at Southerland family
Funeral Home, (www.southerlan-
Southerland Family Funeral
Home of Panama City, FL was in
charge of the arrangements.
by Rev. R.W Waterman
God Is Greater
II Chronicles 32:7
Hezekiah was a good man and a
good king. He was one of the few
good kings Juda had. Though
Hezekiah had some weaknesses, as
we all do, he had a firm faith and
trust in God. "he trusted in the Lord
God of Israel II Kings 18:5.
Before he encouraged the people,
he did his homework.. He knew King
Sennacherib was planning to attack
Jerusalem and so he thought, of a
clever plan. He had his people block
off the water supply so that water
was not available to the enemy. Then
he repaired and fortified the wall.
He did all the preparation he
could. He trusted that God would do
the rest and bring Victory. His words
and actions strengthened the people.
Persecution continued, but God sent
an angel and victory was Hezekiah's.
We can do the same. We do not
have to be afraid of the 'enemy no
matter how strong he seems, for "He
who is in you is greater than he who
is in the world "I John 4:4. If some-
one confides in you, telling you his
problems and fears, give him these
words of encouragement.
Remember, All things work togeth-
er for good to them that love God, to
them who are called according to his
purpose," Romans 8:28. Jesus
works things for your good, God is
greater and he will not fail you.
The calig of li h funeral director is to be
there when someone is in need.
To be there no matter the time,
or the conditions.
To be there with words of comfort
To be there to give quiet guidance through
To be there for the final tribute
that honors a life.
There is no higher privilege.
Thank you for the privilege of serving you.
Have A Safe and Happy New Year!
Adams Funeral Home, Inc.
"A Tradition of Caring Generations of Trust"
Tim Adams, Owner & Licensed Funeral Director
City Minutes cont'd
motion to go forward with prorat-
ing the utility bills the same as
last year. Councilwoman Boyd
seconded the motion. The
The Calhoun County Sheriffs
Office submitted a letter to the
City Council regarding installa-
tion of security cameras. After a
brief discussion, Councilman
Bailey made a motion to assist
the Sheriffs Office in installing
the security cameras.
Councilwoman Boyd seconded
the motion. The motion carried.
Next, the Altha Senior class
requested a donation for the
2005-2006 Project Graduation.
After a brief discussion,
Councilwoman Boyd made a
motion to give $100.00 to Altha's
Project Graduation. Councilman
Jackson seconded the motion.
The motion carried.
Mrs. Glenda Clark addressed
the Council requesting annexa-
tion for Chipola Manor
Apartments. After a brief discus-
sion, the Council would like to
see Chipola Manor Apartments
annexed into the City, but the
City Attorney will need to review
this request to make sure it
meets all the requirements.
Next, Mrs. B.J. Bailey
addressed the Council regarding
her sewer bill, drainage and
easements on her property. Mrs.
Bailey would like a copy of any
easements or agreements that
she has with the City. No actions
were taken by the council.
The Council briefly discussed
the employee Christmas Party.
Councilman Jackson made a
motion to hold the employee
Christmas party with bonuses
the same as last year.
Councilwoman Boyd seconded
the motion. The motion carried.
Next, was a request from a
church to place a banner across
Highway 20 advertising the com-
munity Christmas Parade and
also advertising a church
Christmas program immediately
following the parade. After a
much discussion, Mayor Deason
passed the gavel to Councilman
Bailey. Mayor Deason then made
a motion to stop the practice of
hanging banners across the
Florida Department of
Transportation highways within,
the City limits of Blountstown
due to the liability issues and
other concerns. Councilman
Jackson seconded the motion.
The motion carried.
Mayor Deason informed the
Council of the 2005 election
results. Councilwoman Janie
Boyd went in unopposed and
Councilman Clifford Jackson
was re-elected with 86 votes,
Phillip Hill received 51 votes, and
Ronnie N. Williams, Sr. received
Next, Tony Shoemake
addressed the Council request-
ing permission to apply for a his-
toric grant for the old depot. Also,
Mr. Shoemake requested a letter
of support from the Mayor for
this grant. After a brief discus-
sion, Councilman Bailey made a'
motion to submit the grant.
Councilwoman Boyd seconded
the motion. The motion carried.
Councilman Bailey requested
that City Council regular meeting
time be changed back to the sec-
ond Tuesday of every month.
After a brief discussion,
Councilman Bailey made a
motion to change the meetings
back to the second Tuesday of
every month. Councilwoman
Boyd seconded the motion. The
Mayor Deason requested that
when the American flags are put
out for special occasions, all of
them are placed from the Quick-
Pick (Hwy 20 W) to Blountstown
Produce (Hwy 20 E) and from Big
Bend Bait & Tackle (Hwy 71 N) to
City Liquors (Hwy 71 S).
Mayor Deason expressed his
concerns regarding clean-up in
the City. Councilwoman Boyd
addressed her concerns regard-
ing amnesty pick-up in the City
and stated that it was extremely
dark on Margaret Ave.
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting adjourned at
BY: R.W. Deason, Mayor
ATTEST: Jimmy Hand,
AUTO HOME LIFE
For Frnrij, Ouote Call
603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL
The Calhoun County
Coordinating Board announces a
meeting to which all persons are
invited. The meeting will be held
on Monday, January 9, at 2:00
p.m. at the Calhoun County
Senior Citizens Center on Cayson
Street in Blountstown.
The agenda will include a
review of the complaint and
grievance procedures, a review of
the bylaws, the CTC report arid
the staff report.
For more information, or if
you require special accommoda-
tions because of a disability or
physical impairment, .contact
Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (850) 674-4571 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"
REJOICE! RENEW! REACH OUT!
Blountstown United Methodist Church
A Place Where We,
REJOICE in God's Grace, RENEW our hearts in God's Love and
REACH OUT following the example of Christ
20500 Central Ave. West
STEVEN D. WARREN, PASTOR
F Blountstown First
Assembly of God Church
Pastor, Charles Royals
Sunday Services Hwy. 20 West
Sunday School...9:45 AM 13Ih Street
Morning Worship...1:00 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
SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
IgAII 15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz. 7:00 PM:
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM www.dtapp.cm/southside/
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School 'tapp./t
674-8884 o and Church 10AM-12Noon
St. Mary Missionary
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM
Meaningful Bible Study..................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship ............................... 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship........................ 6:00 PM
2 Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Pastor Tom Stallworth
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ
r0 MMoINIIV CHURCH 8:00AM & 10:30 PM
19359 SR 71 North, Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5747 email: email@example.com
Transportation Board will meet
January 9 at the Senior Center
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