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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2006 .


99th Year, No. 18 0 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 E 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


FIRST BABY


Search is


on for our


'Baby New


Year 2006'
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
The search is on for Calhoun
County's Baby New Year 2006!
If you or someone you know
had a baby anytime this week
since New Year's Day, please let
The County Record know so we
can feature the baby in our next
edition. Remember, even if the
*baby was not born on January
1, it may still be the first baby of
the new year. In previous years,
it has sometimes been a week
before we have a new baby.
The only requirements are
the baby must reside, in Calhoun
;County. When reporting your
news, please include the par-
ients' names, phone number and
-community in which they reside;
the baby's name, date and time
of birth, weight, length, and hos-
:pital where they were born. If a
-photo of the parents and baby
-are available, please advise or
:we can take one. Details can be
phoned in to 674-5041, emailed
-to news@thecountyrecord.net or
faxed to 674-5008.


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CHANGES ARE ON THE
WAY IN DOWNTOWN
Blountstown as an entire
block was demolished
Friday to make way for a
new Wakulla Bank build-
ing. The old Piggly
Wiggly and it's adjacent
buildings all came down
in a matter of hours.
Bank officials plan to
work with Blountstown
Main Street to help pro-
mote the river town
theme in the downtown
shopping district.


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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
The future of Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital was the topic
of a luncheon meeting hosted
by the hospital foundation on
Tuesday at noon.
State Representative Marti
Coley, local physicians, county
leaders, representatives of both
'local rehab facilities, and hos-
pital consultant David Berk,
were among those who attend-
ed the meeting to discuss plans
for the facility.
As reported in last week's
edition of The County Record,
Dassee, the company that cur-
rently leases it from the hospi-


tal foundation, was unable to
meet payroll last week and
could not make a utility pay-
ment to the City of
Blountstown that was past
due. The hospital foundation
has stepped in and was initial-
ly searching for a new company
to operate the hospital, howev-
er, they announced Tuesday
their hopes to run the facility
on their own.
The foundation, which
includes Laddie Williams,
Marilyn Russell, Ralph
Whitfield, and Dr. Laban
Bontrager, is asking both
Calhoun and Liberty county
commissioners to consider
extending a line of credit to


them to get the hospital on
track. Ruth Attaway, Calhoun
County's Clerk of Court, and
Robert Hill, who holds the
same post in Liberty County,
agreed to meet with Berk later
this week to discuss the finan-
cials.
"Looking in from the out-
side, you've got a lot of people
wanting to help you now," Rep.
Coley remarked during the
meeting. "It would be a shame
to pass that by."
Laddie Williams agreed. "In
the last three months, I've seen
more support for the hospital
in the medical society than ever
before," he stated. "So I don't
think [the county commission-


ers] are going out on a limb."
If the hospital were to go
under, Williams fears the econ-
omy here would greatly suffer.
"If this hospital closes, the
price of land is going
down...None of these retired
people are going to come here
and pay $150,000 for a
$50,000 house," he remarked.
Williams said the foundation
chose Berk to help them since
he is one of the best consult-
ants in the country. Berk will
be back here in two weeks for a
follow up meeting. Williams
concluded, 'This is an opportu-
nity for two counties to put this
hospital on a solid road and
meet with success."


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.2005
As we ring in the new
year, The County Record
is taking readers back on
a trip down memory lane
:- = 1as we look back on the
people and events mak-
ing headlines in 2005.
At .left, local business
leaders welcomed
Wakulla Bank .as they
opened a new branch in
Ramsey Piggly Wiggly in
August.
The Year in Review
begins on page 3 of this
issue.


TRAFFIC FATALTY


Altha man


killed in


crash on


CR 69A
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A single vehicle crash claimed
the life of an Altha man early
Monday.
Tony Martin Maloy, 35, was
pronounced dead at the scene of
the accident that occurred on CR
69 A.
According to tohe Florida
Highway Patrol, Maloy .was
northbound on CR 69 A, about
4.5 miles north of Blountstown,
in a 2002 Chevrolet SUV just
after midnight. For an unknown
reason, the vehicle left the road-
way onto the west shoulder and
collided with a culvert. The vehi-
cle then rolled over onto the dri-
ver's side at which time Maloy
was ejected out the driver's side
window. The report indicates
Maloy was not wearing a seatbelt
at the time of the crash.
A native of Altha, Tony and
his wife, Paula, have three chil-
dren. His complete obituary was
not ready at press time Tuesday
morning, however, visitation is
scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight
(Wednesday) at Chipola
Community Church. The funeral
service is set for 2 p.m.
ThLiurda, also at Chipola
Community Church. Hall
charge of arrangements.


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The Southeastern Community
Blood Center (SCBC) reports that
the blood types 0 Positive and 0
Negative are at less than a one
day supply for the North Florida
and South Georgia region to
which SCBC provides donated
blood.
Blood drives have been organ-
ized in the area and anyone who
can is urged to give a pint. The
mobile unit schedule is as fol-
lows:
V Friday, Jan. 6 Calhoun
Health Dept., Blountstown, 8:30
to 11:30 a.m. and Oglesby
Plants, Altha, 1 to 3:30 PM
V Monday, Jan. 9 Liberty CI,
Bristol, 1 to 4:30 p.m. ET
V Wed., Jan. 11 Parthenon
Health Care, Blountstown, 1 to 4
p.m.
V Wednesday, Jan 18 Altha
High School, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
V Thurs., Jan. 19 Calhoun
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The County Record, JANUARY 4, 2006, Page 2


Helping out in hurricane impacted region





Locals lend a hand in Mississippi


BY KELLI PEACO
News Editor

Months a
Katrina hit, fol
Coast in Miss
picking up th
homes and co
before the holi
men from our
five days away
busy schedule
neighbors as
rebuild their liv
Back in
Stevens, Steve]
and Dan Yod
Community
Blountstown, a
Holley of First
Blountstown an
the Grand Ridg
one of the ha
Waveland.
"We worked
Community Cl


)CK Beach, Alabama, between Mobile
and Pensacola," Dan Yoder tells
The County Record. '"They've set
ifter Hurricane up a disaster relief effort in the
ks along the Gulf Waveland area. We were involved
sissippi are still in food distribution. Mike ran a
e pieces of their forklift unloading trucks and
communities. Just Truman was on the truck helping
days, a group of to get the pallets to the back. We
community took were also involved in chainsaw-
y from their own ing, doing a lot of clean up and
es to help our debris removal."
they struggle to It was the fourth such trip for
res. Dan who previously led groups
November, Mike that served in Lumberton,
n "Beaver" Yoder, Mississippi. However, this was
er of RiverTown the first time he brought a group
Church in to Waveland, a community that
long with Truman was devastated by Katrina's pow-
Baptist Church of erful winds.
nd Mark Beiler of Steven "Beaver" Yoder was
se area, headed to amazed at the scene they.
rdest hit areas encountered. "It was an over-
whelming experience just to see
with Gulf Coast the destruction and devastation
church in Orange and need that is there to contin-
ue the work," he remarks. "It will
be two years before they get
cleaned up."
Beaver was impressed with
the volunteer effort underway in
S -" the area. 'The church organiza-
tion that was there, the volunteer
personnel that were coming in
there on a weekly basis...it was a
pretty neat experience to be a
part of that and see the work of
S God being spread throughout
that community," he says,
adding, "The people there said,
'FEMA forgot us and if it wasn't
for the church organizations
being here, we would have been
left stranded."'
Truman Holley says he was
glad to be able to do something
that would make a difference in
the lives of those impacted by
Katrina. "It was nice to know you
could help a bunch of people like
that because they really needed
it," he remarks. "We slept in an
open tent with about 125 people
in it. They had an open cafeteria
food line and showers and every-
thing. It's not like being at the
Hilton or anything, but they
needed a lot of help."
Mike Stevens, who had trav-
eled with Dan on previous trips
Sto Lumberton, was blown away
by what they found in Waveland.
"It ,was unbelievable," he says of


the damage. "Beaver and I were
talking and the only way to
describe it is to imagine the dam-
age done here on Hwy. 69-A after
the tornadoes from Hurricane
Ivan picture that same scene all
over Calhoun, Liberty and
Jackson counties and that's
about what it looks like."
As the new year gets under-
way, help is much needed on the
coast. "There's still a lot of work
to be done," Dan reports, adding,
"I've established a relationship
with the pastor of care at the


church helping there. If [any
other church groups] want to go
and partner with us, I'd be glad
to help set up a trip."
He emphasizes that adults
aren't the only ones who can help
out, noting that the youth group
at RiverTown decided to give up
their annual ski trip the week
after Christmas and spend that
time helping out in Mississippi.
If you'd like help organizing a
trip to the storm impacted
region, contact Dan Yoder at
674-5747 or 674-5051.


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Dear Editor,
SI live in the Chason
Community, therefore my child
attends Altha PUBLIC School. I
chose this school due to the fact
that it is the closest K-12 school
in our area, the small number of
students the good academic his-
tory, and the simple fact that this
is where we live, NOT because it
is an all-white, as recently noted
by a black school board member.
When I read his statement in
your recent article, I was not sur-
prised to see that race has been
brought into this issue, but I was
disappointed. If he would just
check his facts, I believe he
would see that APS doors are
open to all children CHOOSING
TO ATTEND. I was under the
impression that the decisions to
'e made by the CCSB were for
'the benefit of all our children, not
for "personal" prejudices. Also, I
would hope that while the
Calhoun County School Board is
considering this "consolidation"
issue that not just the financial
4ost is considered, but also the
Cost to our community and what
this means to all our children.
A Altha, as you know, is a small
town and a lot of what makes it a
community is the school and
their functions. Choral ensem-
bles, plans, games, culinary arts,
FFA and all other school func-
ions are a huge part of the peo-
ple's lives here. Many people
bought their homes in a direct
effort for their child to attend
at school. The local marts and
restaurantss rely a great deal on
he traffic that the school chil-
ren bring. On top of it being the
nter of the community today, it
a major part of Altha's history.
In addition to the reasons
ready stated, consider the pos-
ble-changes for the children in
lountstown's existing school.
ore students mean less chance
'making the cheerleading
uad, sports team, etc. plus cat-
pulting you into a higher school
,vel (4A, 5A). Availability of
scholarships, educational and
port related are also a consider-
tion.
P I do not recall, 20 years ago,
then Blountstown was in need
fa new school, that there was
v er a question, that the possibil-
"y of changing everything was
ver an issue. I twas a celebrat-
ed event. I.should know because
J'graduated from BHS in 1985.
"- I hope that -'hen conisderiin
the one. school system vs,..com- .
imunity schools that the CCSB
looks beyond the needs of today
land the majority. Look to the
larger surrounding counties.
iNone of them have just one cen-
tral school. All of this said, I feel
'the decision has already been
-made. I hope that this will truly
be a school for the whole county
[n a "central" location and with a
new beginning comes a new
!name for fairness sake. Maybe


iht ;ount Rcetord


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that.
Lisa Bozeman Powell
Altha, FL

Dear Editor,
As 2006 is upon us I begin to
think of all the changes I hope
and pray that it will bring with it.
I hope that it will bring the peo-
ple who say that are Christians
to realize that there is a need for
each of us to realize that there is
only one true and living God and
there is a need for us to come
together and praise him.
How can we tell the sinner
man that they need to change
their ways when we can't even
come and hold a fellowship serv-
ice in one place together yet we
all claim to be born again
Christians.
I hope and pray that the foot-
ball team will find another good
coach. Just as. good as Coach
Johns and that they will win a
state title in 2006.
I pray and hope that 2006 will
bring love in our hearts for each
other and that we will learn how
to respect one another for Christ
said Love Ye One Another. I hope
to see many more businesses
come to town.
And last I pray and hope to be
able to write many great poems
and to win some more awards
and to have my poetry put on CD
or cassette with music. Thanks
to each of you for your help in
2005. God bless each of you may
you each have a happy and pros-
perous new year. I love you all.
Poet Idean Evans

To the Editor:
The citizens of Calhoun
County need to speak up! You
are nearing the final days of los-
ing your community schools.
The days of running by the
school on your way to work or
stopping by in the afternoon to
watch your child practice with
the team may soon be gone.
Consolidation is being seriously
planned by most of the school
board and superintendent.
It was recently learned that
upon consolidation the sparsity
funding for our county would be
reduced by $400,000.00 per
year. Can our schools continue
to pay the present salaries with
this kind of loss? Will we contin-
ue to have the high graduation
rates and terrific school scores
ortee our cormmninrit' schools are
-all-lumped-together?--What eco--
nomic impact will be felt in
Blountstown and Altha with no
high school in the town? Lots of
serious issues need to be consid-
ered. We have been told that the
Department of Education may
not approve the plan that has
been proposed for Altha School
to be expanded and renovated.
I ask Mrs. Neves and the
board members to go to battle for
the good of the students of
Calhoun County. Fight for us to
keep Altha School and our other
community schools as you prom-
ised at election time.,
The school board has been
informed the state would consid-
er a long term plan as was done
by Holmes County. This plan
would require the board and
superintendent to ,work together
to allow all our schools to be ren-
ovated and improved in turn and
this is a viable alternative to con-
solidation.
Interested citizens need to
contact all the board members
and superintendent now to
speak up. Most of the board
members are only hearing from
people: in their area and don't
know that consolidation is not
the answer. '
Steve Bodiford

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2005 Year in Review


JANUARY
Darryl Hunter Carpenter,
son of Jerry Jr. and Linda
Carpenter of Clarksville, was
named Calhoun County's first
baby of the new year. He was
born January 5.
Clint Capps, a ,graduating
senior at Blountstown High
School, was named the Calhoun
School District's Sunshine State
Scholar in math and science.

Supervisor of Elections
Margie Laramore, Clerk of Court
Ruth Attaway, Sheriff David
Tatum, Tax Collector Doris
Burkett, and Property Appraiser
Terry Stone took their oath of
office before Judge Kevin Grover.
m A community march and
program were held to celebrate
the 79th birthday of the late Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Outgoing Blountstown
mayor Archie Faircloth was hon-
ored at the first City Council
meeting of the year by new
mayor, Winston Deason.
Eighth grader Jodie Dalton
of Blountstown was among the
students attending the Florida
School for the Deaf & Blind who
were chosen to sing with Alicia
Keys at the Super Bowl.
Robert "Scooter" Lewis, 14,
of Bristol,, died from injuries sus-
tained in a two-vehicle accident
in Calhoun County. His father,
Bob Lewis, was seriously injured
in the crash.

FEBRUARY
Jonetta Dawson was
crowned Miss Blountstown in the
annual pageant. Also earning
titles were Lauren Jeter (Little
Miss), Emily Sewell (Young Miss),
Randa McCroan (Junior Miss),
and Nikki Bernhard (Teen Miss).
J A house fire on Hwy. 73
claimed the life of Brian Cooley,
49, of Clarksville.

Local teachers Mark
Brogdon, Millie Williams, Amy
Valenta, Karen Pitts, Treva
McCroan, and Alicia Goodman
were recognized after achieving
the highest credential in the
teaching profession national
board certification.
Nick Myers of Blountstown
High and Ashlie Parrish of
Liberty County' High -ere "nklnd
-Governor's High..SchoolAll-Stars.--
Blountstown High senior
Ishmeal Grant signed a football
scholarship with the University
of South Florida in Tampa.
Brad Neel and Katie Brown
were crowned Mr. and Miss Altha
High School during homecoming
festivities.
m David Leonard, a sixth grad-
er at Carr School, was named the
overall winner in the countywide
spelling bee.
City of Blountstown officials
voted to change their policy and
refund utility deposits to eligible
customers.
The Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Association held their
annual Sweetheart Pageant.
Those crowned included Katie
Cox (Tiny Miss), Kennedy Yon
(Little Miss), Kayla Prowant
(Junior Miss), Tammy Johnson
(Teen Miss), and Haley
Shoemake (Miss Calhoun County
Sweetheart).

Treva McCroan, a seventh
'and eighth grade science and
math teacher at Carr School, was
named Calhoun County:s
Teacher of the Year.
Rita Maupin, Director of the
Calhoun County Public Library,
was named Calhoun County's
Citizen of the Year at the
Chamber of Commerce banquet.
A two-car collision in Bay
County claimed the life of 18-
year-old Jacob Attaway of Altha.


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Outgoing Blountstown mayor Archie Faircloth was honored at the first City Council meeting of the year
by new mayor, Winston Deason.


MARCH
Around 600 citizens signed a
petition seeking redlights at the
intersection of Charlie Johns
Street and Hwy. 71, as well as
Charlie Johns and Hwy. 20.
State transportation officials
later denied the requests, citing
not enough traffic to warrant the
lights.
Edkah "Eddie" Marshall, 19,
was apprehended in Mississippi
and charged with the shooting
death of his grandmother, Ruby
Sansom, 71, and the attempted
murder of her friend, Gerald
Wells, 61.
Kimberly Mayo Skidmore,
34, a woman believed to be the
ringleader of a counterfeit check
ring busted in Calhoun County
in 2004, was sentenced in feder-
al court to five years in prison.
*The annual Miss Atha pas-
eant was held with cro\ns going
to Mlizi WhiUield (Miss Athal.
Brandie \arnum (Teen Mi-ss)
Savannah ..McCroan (Junior
Miss), and Katie Cox (Little Miss).
A two-day trial ended with
Mark French, 37, of
Blountstown, being convicted of
aggravated assault on a police
officer with a firearm for alleged-
ly shooting at former BPD Officer
Eddie Dalton.
Over 1000 bicyclists from
across the nation converged in
Blountstown during a stop on


the "Red Hills to the Sea" ride.
m A local jury found Cynthia
Stacy Williams, 46, guilty of
aggravated battery on a law
enforcement officer and resisting
arrest with violence following a
one-day trial.
State Representative David
Coley passed away following a
brief battle with cancer.

APRIL
BHS senior Adam Harpool


won a two-week scholarship to
France after taking state honors
at the 53rd Annual State
Competition in French held in
Orlando.
m A small twister wreaked
havoc across the county, tearing
off roofs and snapping trees.
Much of the damage occurred in
Hayes Subdivision.
Locals Edwin Young, Casey
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The County Record, JANUARY 4, 2006, Page 4


we]O]I TUAR1 IES


ROSALIE BAILEY
SMrs. Rosalie Bailey, 68, of
Fountain, Florida, passed away
Wednesday, December 28, 2005,
.at her home.
She was born in Orange,
Florida, and had lived in
Fountain the past nine years.
Mrs. Bailey was a homemaker
and was of the Presbyterian
faith.
Survivors include her hus-
band, George Amious Bailey of
Fountain, FL; two sons, George
Bailey, Jr. and Gregory Bailey,
both of Fountain, FL; two daugh-
ters, Catherine Flowers of
Panama City, FL and Tina
Sanderson of Charlotte, NC; one
brother, Clarence Harriman, Jr.
of Huntersville, NC; 15 grand-.
children and 10 great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held at
11:00 AM Saturday, December
.31, from the Adams Funeral
Home chapel in Blountstown, FL.
Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of the
arrangements, ph. 674.5449 or
online at www.adamsfh.com.
FRANCIS IRENE LIVINGSTON
Mrs. Francis Irene Livingston,
167, of Altha, died Thursday,
December 29, 2005, at her resi-
;dence.
Mrs. Livingston was a member
'of the First United Methodist
Church of Altha. She loved work-
ing in her yard, especially her
flowers and picking up pecans.
She was preceded in death by
;her father, Marion Ayers, and her
pson, Bill Wheatley.
Survivors include her loving
and dedicated husband of seven
ears, William B. Livingston of
'Altha; her mother, Ruby Ayers, of
SAltha; one son, Tim Wheatley,
and wife, Debbie, of Winter
1 Haven; one daughter, Debbie
Wheatley, of Jacksonville; one
brother, Gene Ayers, and wife,
Pat, of Altha; one sister, Shirley
Jernigan, and husband. Johnny,
of Altha.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Livingston were held at 11:00
;..m. Saturday, December 31, at
Hall Funeral Home in Altha with
Rev. Frank Hyles officiating.


Arrow of
Truth
lB by Rv''.vY' ateriian .

Obey Fully
Deuteronomy 28:1
Sometimes people play the "if'
game with God. They. say, 0O
Lord, if only you'llgive me this or
that....I'll give you all the praise!"
People do all sorts of bargaining
with the Lord, hoping that some-
how they can influence God into
cloing what they want Him to do.
It's not that God is opposed to
makingng a bargain with people.
,On the contrary, He has prom-
ised to bless us abundantly, sup-
ply all our needs and eventually
'destroy our enemies.' However,
Sour end of, the bargain has a big
"if' in it!
Four times in my scripture:
God says "if' and every time the
"if' expresses a condition of obe-
dience. He requires that all obey
His commandments if all are to
:expect His blessings. Really,
doesn't that sound fair to you?
People are so quick to accept
God's rewards and yet sometimes
so slow to live up to their end of
the arrangement.
Obedience is not always a
slam dunk, it's not always s a
push over. The Lord knows that
if people are committed to obey-
ing His will, they'will be called
;upon to sacrifice their money,
'their time', their popularity and
their own wishes. The bottom
line is that all are making an
'agreement with their Lord and
'Savior. He knows what is best
'for every one of us and He wants
,nothing but the very best for His
.children. He will not ask any-
;thing of any person to day that is
'not in the perfect plan for an
abundant, joy filled life.


Interment followed in Chipola
Cemetery in Altha with Hall
Funeral Home directing. In lieu
of flowers, donations can be
made at Hospice of The Emerald
Coast.
Hall Funeral Home of Altha
was in charge of the arrange-
ments. 850-762-3965.
ELNORA SHULER
Mrs. Elnora Shuler, 71,
passed away Thursday,
December 29, 2005, in Caryville.
Ms. Shuler was born October
6, 1934, in Liberty County to R.
Olin Shuler and Flossie Shuler.
She was preceded in death by
her parents and sister, Ruby
Tribble.
Survivors include two sisters,
Ann Stoutamire of Marianna and
Grettza Jones of Jacksonville;
two brothers, Olin J. Shuler and
Joseph Shuler, both of
Pensacola; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held at
1:00 PM EST Tuesday, January
3, from the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel in Bristol. Interment fol-
lowed in the Lake Mystic
Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in
Bristol was in charge of the
arrangements. Ph. 643-5410 or
online at www.adamsfh .com


Free one-on-one training available, sign up for..



Computer classes at library


A new year is here now and
there are plenty of opportunities
to increase your computer
knowledge or brush up on old
skills!
The Calhoun County Public
Library in Blountstown would
like to cordially invite any resi-
dent who desires to improve their
computer skills to visit the
Adult Computer Lab and get
FREE one-on-one training on a
scheduled basis. Library staff
are eager to assist you in your
computer-learning needs.
In addition to one-on-one
training opportunities, a new
class will be beginning to start off
the year with an exciting learning
experience. An Internet Basics


Class is scheduled to begin
Tuesday, January 10, 2006, from
6-8 PM, and will continue for six
weeks.
This class provides a basic
understanding of the Internet
and World Wide Web, but
assumes students have basic
web surfing skills. Topics
include modems (56K, ISDN,
DSL, and cable), web browsers
(Internet Explorer and Netscape),
Internet Service Providers, surf-
ing strategies, secure transac-
tions, cookies, anti-virus soft-
ware, and firewalls. This class is
recommended for those who are
familiar with Computer Basics.
The class is sponsored by
Calhoun County Public Library


Literacy Services Technology Act
(LSTA), AmeriCorps*VISTA, and
their sponsors. The class is free.
Enrollment is on a first come,
first serve basis. Participants are
required to fill out application for
enrollment, hold a current
Calhoun County library card and
complete the mouse tutorial
before classes begin.


If you are interested in
enrolling in the upcoming
Internet Basics class or are inter-
ested in one-on-one technologi-
cal training, please contact Jane
Breeze, Technical Instructor, oi
Jenny Sandoval, AmeriCorps
*VISTA, at 674-8773, or visit the
library at 17731 NE Pear Street
in Blountstown.


You can help save a child
through Adoption and Foster
Care Parenting!
An Adoption and Foster Care
Parenting Orientation class will
1 hPld n .TnJianrv 7 from 10:.30


NAP coverage -12:30 p.m. The class will be
held at Innovative Agape
is now available Pine Grove Baptist
Pine Grove Baptist


The Farm Service Agency
(FSA) is currently accepting
applications for NAP coverage.
NAP provides financial assis-
tance to eligible producers affect-
ed by natural disasters.
This federally funded program
covers noninsurable crop losses
and planting prevented by disas-
ters. The natural disaster must
occur before or during harvest
and must directly affect the eligi-
ble crop. Applicants must pay a
nonrefundable administrative fee
of $100 per crop, per county.
Fees are capped at $300 per
county not to exceed $900 for
farmers with interest in multiple
counties. Losses must be greater
than 50 percent of expected pro-
duction and coverage must have
been purchased 30 days prior to
the coverage period.
The application closing date is
February 28. 2006, for beans.
bluehecrie.s.. blackberries. can-
taloupes, muscadine grapes,
greens,, millet, okra, pecans,
peas, persimmons, sweet pota-
toes, pumpkins, squash, sweet
Corn, and watermelons. Failed
crops must be reported within 15
days after the disaster.
For further information on the
NAP program, please contact the
Calhoun-Franklin-Gulf-and
Liberty County FSA Office at
17413 NW Leonard Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424 or call
850-674-8388 or 1-800-243-
9912 Ext. 6.,

Daughters of the
Confederacy to meet
The William Henry Milton
Chapter 1039, United Daughters
of the Confederacy (UDC), will
meet at 12 noon, Jan. 17, at the
Jackson County Administration
Building, County Commission
Room on Madison Street in
Marianna.
The history and heritage
group welcomes female descen-
dants of Confederate veterans.
Call 482-5216.

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1NSURANC;
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:* PROFESSIONAL SERVICE.
r ForA Friendly Quote Call ',
674-5333
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INSURANCE
603 N. Main St.. Blountstown, FL


Ministries, Inc., 1415 South
Adams St., Tallahassee, FL.
Come to an informational class
and learn:
1. The requirements for adopt-
ing and fostering children.
2. About the children who are
waiting for an adoptive family.
3. About the kinds of foster
and adoptive homes needed.
4. How you can make a differ-
ence in a child's life.
For reservations and other
information, please contact One
Church, One cHild of Florida,
Inc. at (850) 414-5620 or Toll
Free 1-888-283-0886. Register
today!


Church now open,

service times set
Pine Grove Baptist Church is
now open again.
Services are held every
Sunday with Sunday School at
10 a.m., followed my morning
worship at 11 a.m. and an
evening service at 6 p.m.
Wednesday night service is held
at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at
Wrennie Moody Road off Hwy. 71
South in Blountstown. All are
welcome to attend.
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MARKERS
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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"


REJOICE! RENEW! REACH OUT!
with
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


850-674-8254
850-674-3144


STEVEN D. WARREN, PASTOR

Blountstown First

Assembly of God Church
Pastor, Charles Royals


Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM


Hwy. 20 West
13th Street
Blountstown, FL
850-6744331


Serving Calhoun

and Liberty County

for over 30 years.


Adams

Family of

Funeral Hooes


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A Tradition of Caring



850-674-5449


adamsfh.com


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SOUTHSIDEASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM BibleStudy 7:00 PM


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


Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
Kidz Sunday School
and Church 10AM-12Noon


KidzJr. Bible Quiz


7:00 PM


www.dtapps.comlsouthside/


St. Mary Missionary

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

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

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WORSHIP SERVICE:
SUNDAY
COMMUNI V CHURCH 8:00AM & 10:30 PM

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


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Adoption, foster care


class planned Jan. 7


i Church Directory
For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041


Family



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Family Dentistry

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


For information on listing

your church in this

directory, please contact

The County Record

at 674-5041.


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Year in Review cont'd


Causey, and Luke Kirkland sur-
vired a terrifying night on the
Apalachicola River after their
boat overturned.
i a Jordan Waldorff was named
valedictorian and Lacy Adkins
was honored as salutatorian for
the Altha High School Class of
2005. Clint Capps. earned vale-
dictorian honors at BHS, while
Adam Harpool was named salu-
tatorian. Kendall Peddie claimed
the valedictorian title at LCHS
and Courtney Kincaid was
named salutatorian.
aThe BHS track team, includ-
ing Kenshare Grant, Holly
Jeppson, Kristen Baker, Jennie
Fagen, Patricia Capps, Kate
Atkins, and Candace Ferguson,
headed to regionals after winning
several district titles.
m Carrie .Flowers, a senior at
LCHS, was in critical condition
following a single vehicle acci-
dent in Calhoun County that left
her paralyzed.
Tracy Adams was crowned
Miss Calhoun County in the
annual pageant. Also taking
home titles were Trudie Alford
(Little Miss), Kennedy Yon (Young
Miss), Nilsa 'Prowant (Junior
Miss), and Kayla Yon (Teen Miss).
Marti Coley announced
plans,to seek her late husband's
seat as State Representative for
District 7.
Arsenio Ivory and Lee
Shelton of the BHS weightlifting


team brought home state titles in
their weight classes.
mA fire destroyed the home of
Pastor Mark and Cindy Grimes of
Altha.
MAY
A trial between Jed Hiers,
the ex-president of The Bank,
and the Banc Corporation got
underway in Liberty County.
Hiers told a jury he was seeking
in excess of $7 million in lost
wages and damages. The Banc
Corporation alleged they lost
around $33 million due:to Hiers'
misrepresentations and omis-
sions. A week later, the case
ended in a mistrial, followed by
both parties coming to an undis-
closed agreement, thus avoiding
a new trial.
Katelin McFarland and
Cortney Harris of Carr School
took top honors in their divisions
at the countywide 4-
H/Tropicana Public Speaking
Contest.
Ryan Russell, 22, of
Blountstown; lost his life in a
single vehicle crash on CR 275.
Whitney Brinkley and
Abigail McComb were crowned
Miss and Little Miss Liberty
County.
a Altha citizens complained to
the Calhoun County School
Board after it was announced
that longtime principal Harriett
Peacock was being replaced by


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Rita Maupin, Director of the Calhoun County Public Library, was
named Calhoun County's Citizen of the Year at the Chamber of
Commerce banquet. She is shown receiving her award from former


Chamber President Danny Ryals,
Ronnie Hand, former BHS princi- translate
pal. guage in
a Cal
JUNE made th
Calhoun County third BES anc
graders took first place honors in BMS, B:
the state on the math portion of B's.
the FCAT. The
Carmen McLemore was Compan
named Flathead Catfish King includes
after reeling in a 37.42 pound Liberty (
Flathead during the Rotary a hero's
Club's annual Big River arrived, i
Roundup Flathead Catfish in Iraq.
Tournament. Awa
A film crew from The Elam St
Weather Channel was in Calhoun along wi
County shooting an episode of tographe
Storm Stories. The segment was shooting
on the tornadoes spawned by ing doc
Hurricane Ivan that claimed four River: Ar
lives in Blountstown on Sept. 15, Mar
2004. State
Representatives from Jungle Coley, w
Aviation and Radio 'Service slide in a
(JAARS) gave rides in a mission- Rh(
ary plane at the Calhoun County Altha, pa
Airport while sharing details of after ge
their organization's purpose.
J.-LLRS mnssionartes seek to SeE
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Sthe Bible for every lan-
the world.
houn County schools
ie state honor roll with
1 Carr receiving A's and
HS, and Altha earning

144th Transportation
y of Marianna, which
several Calhoun and
County soldiers, received
s welcome when they
back home after serving

ard winning filmmaker,
.oltzfus of Blountstown,
th world renowned pho-
:r, Clyde Butcher, began
footage for the upcom-
umentary, Apalachicola
i American Treasure.
ti Coley, wife of the late
Representative David
ron his seat by a land-
a special election.
onda Crawford, 33, of
passed away nine months
tting a staph infection.

e YEAR IN REVIEW, page 6


BY JESSIE M. EHRICH
Chamber Staff Assistant

Electronic Logo
, A special "thank you' is
extended to Tim Adams, Board of
Director of the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce, for giving
the Chamber an electronic ver2
sion of the Chamber's official
logo: a giver graphic which
includes a deer, pine trees, and
fish. Stay tuned for a color ver-
sion!

Chamber Board Meeting
The Board of Directors of the
Calhoun Qounty Chamber of;
Commerce \\ill hold their regular,.
monthly meeting on Thursday,
January 12, at noon CST at the
Calhoun-Liberty 1poapital 'n'
Blountstown.
SThe menu, is catfish,. turnip
greens, cheese grits, and hush-
puppies. Please RSVP to /the
Chamber by telephone, 'at (850)
674-'4519. or e-mail (cceham-
ber-''yahoo.com) by Friday.
-Januarv 6th.,

6ain Street Meeting
. Don't forget itat MaiM Street
Blountstown meets on Monday.
January 9th!
Agenda items include discus-
sion about Christmas decora-
rf. -, -


S Happy 12th Birthday!
SJordan Jackson of Sneads is
celebrating :her 12th birthday
loday. January 4, She is the
Daughter of Jay' ana KImri
(Peacock) Jackson and has one
brother, Jake Her grandparents
bre Doug and Joyce Peacock of
flounrstown and Tommy and
;ptricid Jackson of Sneads.
Great-grandparents include Ruth
Fraser of Blountstown. Jordan is in
}he sixth grade at Sneads High
School and enjoys playing on the
joady Pirate soccer team Happy
birthday Jordan!


tions for the 2006 Christmas
season and the downtown reno-
vations (current status and
plans. Guests and prospective
members are always welcome.
Remember to bring a brown bag
lunch.
Tony Shoemake, Main Street
President, and Jessie. Ehrich,
Staff Assistant of the Chamber,
have collaborated to create a new
(and electronic) "Main Street
Blountstown" logo; which
includes the Florida Main Street
logo and a steamship graphic
(see diagram below). This new.
Slogo was used on the cover letter
with the recent grant submittal
for renovation, of the M & B
Railroad Depot.
Prior Member Returns"
Please welcome back a prior,
Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce member. Ross E.
Tucker, CLU and Registered
Health Underv.-riter. has decided
to re-join the Chambers nlem-
bership!
Please support your local
Chamber by doing business with
this Chamber member: Ross E.
Tucker, Tucker Life-Health
Insurance Annuity. Inc.. P. O.
Box 1235. Craw\-ford\-lle, FL
32326-1235 (500-226-7005 -or
850-926-2200).


Happy 93rd Birthday,
MRS. VINNIE TERRY!!
January 9
From Family & Friends


Happy "1st" Birthday!!
Darryl -unter Carpenter is cel-
ebraflng his first birthdlay' on
January 5th, He is the son of
Linda and Jerry Carpenter, Jr, of
Clarksville. His grandparents are
Mary and RD. Sewell of Hosford
and Laura and Jerry Carpenter,
Sr, of Blountstown. Hunter enjoys
spending time with his family and
friends


The County Record, JANUARY 4, 2006, Page 5




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2005 Year in Review cont'd


Family members told The County
Record the infection started as a
small bite and eventually led to
bacterial meningitis.
Dawn Elrod of Mossy Pond
was recovering .from a rat-
tlesnake bite. She credited her
survival to remaining calm and
applying the leaf of a Plantain
weed to the bite while waiting for
help to arrive.
JULY
Calhoun and Liberty coun-
ties were among the safest in
Florida according to crime statis-
tics released by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement.
The report indicated Liberty had
the lowest crime rate in the state
at 802.3 per 100,000, a drop of
41.4 percent from the previous
year. Calhoun County was a
close second with a rate of 991.9
per 100,000, down 38.6 percent
from 2003.
A home invasion burglary in
the Mossy Pond community left
an elderly couple injured. James
Robert Bailey, 20, was arrested
in the case after allegedly
assaulting and robbing Elsie
Holcomb, 67, and her boyfriend,
Cecil Ray Golden, 62.
m Shelters across the county
housed 360 people as Hurricane
Dennis made landfall in the pan-
handle.
Altha Town Council mem-
bers Lee Alday and Betty Hunt
were re-elected to their posts
after running unopposed.
The Calhoun County School
< District was named one of the top
S10 in Florida in reading perform-
ance.
AUGUST
Chamber of Commerce
Members, Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement leaders and other
interested citizens gathered .to
discuss promoting our communi-
ty as an eco/heritage tourism
destination.
Wakulla Bank opened a new
branch in the Ramsey Piggly
Wiggly store in Blountstown.
Olympic champion Justin
Gatlin, grandson of
Blountstown's Willie James and
Bessie Gatlin, added another
gold medal to his collection when
he won the 100-meter dash at
the world, championship in


Helsinki, Finland.
Edkah Marshall, the 19-
year-old Altha man accused of
murdering his grandmother,
Ruby Sansom, and attempting to
kill her friend, Gerald Wells,
accepted a plea deal and was
given three life sentences.
Staff Sgt. Chuck Fetzer of
Altha returned from Iraq and
made a special delivery to
Blountstown Elementary second
grader Trey Rollins. Fetzer
attended Trey's birthday party
and delivered half of his bunkbed
the half Trey had loaned him
while he was serving in Iraq with
the 144th Transportation
Company.
Four classrooms at Altha
School were evacuated as offi-
cials planned several months of
clean up to rid the site of con-
tamination. The problems were
caused by old fuel tanks buried
beneath the school 40 to 50
years ago.
Delores Ping of Clarksville
announced she was auctioning
advertising space on her chest on
ebay. GoldenPalace.com later
won the bid for around $15,000
and she had their name tattooed
on her chest.
Blountstown artist Ginny
Bailey was featured in Southern,
Living in a spread about her
unique seashell creations.
SEPTEMBER
Marilyn Russell, Isaiah
Davis, and Marty Webb of the
Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Center and Transit Service,
shared photos with The County
Record readers after volunteering
in Mississippi following
Hurricane Katrina.
The local real estate market
was soaring with property values
up 25 to 30 percent since 2004.
Fifteen-year-old Tiffany
Lawrence and other family mem-
bers, along with local deputies
and emergency workers, were
featured on an episode of The
Weather Channel's Storm Stories.
They shared details about the
night of Sept. 15, 2004, when
tornadoes spawned by Hurricane
Ivan claimed the lives of Tiffany's
mother and grandfather, as well
as two of their neighbors.
Serrina Dawson was
crowned Miss Liberty County


Carmen McLemore was named Flathead Catfish King after reeling in a 37.42 pound Flathead during the Rotary Club's annual Big River
Roundup Flathead Catfish Tournament. He is pictured above (third from left) with the other tournament winners.


High School during homecoming
festivities.
The City of Blountstown
announced plans to build a new
police station on the corner of SR
20 and 71.
The Calhoun County
Sheriffs Office sponsored their
third annual Classic Car and
Street Rod Show to raise money
for the Christmas for the
Children project.
Blountstown utility workers,
Phillip Griffin and Leslie
Brunson, returned home after
spending 10 days lending a hand
See YEAR IN REVIEW, page 8

The 144th Transportation
Company of Marianna, which
includes several Calhoun and
Liberty County soldiers, received
a hero's welcome when they
arrived back home in June after
serving in Iraq. At right, one of the
Buchanan triplets was cheered as
she held up a bald eagle during
the celebration.


The Blountstown Tiger football team captured the district championship title for the third straight season
after defeating Holmes County.


Remember


the 2005


Season With


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our website

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The County Record, JANUARY 4, 2006, Page 7


OUJTTA' THE

WooDs im_


Hikes planned, volunteer opportunities available



Nature Conservancy events set


By Tony Young
Tony.Young@MyFWC.com
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission


Why Not Try Coon Hunting?
One pleasant, spring day, a
few years back, I met Willie
Williams, the gentleman who
introduced me to, and taught
me everything I know about,
raccoon hunting (or coon
huntin' as we call it).
I was at' Tallahassee's Lake
Lafayette to do some bass fish-
ing from the shoreline when I
spotted Willie sitting on a five-
gallon bucket, fishing for
speckled perch with a cane
pole.
When I asked if he was hav-
ing any luck, Willie said, 'They
bitin' all right."
I rigged up my line with a
"jerk-bait" and made my first
cast of the day. With just two
twitches of my rod tip, the top
of the water exploded as a
monster largemouth bass
inhaled my lure. I gave the old
"bucket mouth" five seconds to
swim with the bait and reveal
which direction I needed to set
the hook. I pointed the rod tip
at the fish while I tightened my
line and then reared back.
Willie just watched in
amazement as I fought and
hauled in an 11.5-pounder (my
biggest bass to date). I hadn't
planned on keeping any fish
that day,. but this baby was
going on the wall.
Within the next half-hour, I
landed 20 more bass, and all of
them weighed between three
and seven pounds. After the
first five minutes, Willie just
put down his pole and kept
chuckling with his infectious
laugh the kind of laugh that
is genuine and wins friends.
Finally, Willie and I decided
to call it a day, and as we
walked away from the shore-
line, he offered to let me park
my truck at his place the next
time I decided to go fishing.
Parking there would shorten
the walk to my fishing spot,
and I thanked him for the kind
gesture. .
As we trudged up the' hill,
Willie told me about his love for
coon hunting and said he had
some sure-enough coon dogs.
"They ain't nothing' like the
feeling' that comes over you
when you hear your dogs open
up on a hot trail," he said.
He also said his prized
female treeing-Walker coon-
hound had just recently given
birth to a litter of pups and
asked if I wanted to have a look'
at them.
"Sure," I said.
There were six puppies,
around a month old -- "saddle-
backs" with lots of distinctive
black "ticks" on their under-
sides. They didn't have much


white on them, like a lot of
Walkers do, and had only a
touch of brown around their
faces and rears.
Willie said if my wife and I
wanted one, we could take our
pick.
I took him up on the offer.
My lovely wife, Elizabeth,
picked out a pretty female that
took a liking to her immediate-
ly. Dakota, as we named her,
turned out to be a fine coon
dog and a great pet.
Willie had an ulterior motive
besides finding this puppy a
good home. He had found him-
self a new hunting buddy to
share the coon-hunting tradi-
tion.
Meanwhile, I had made a
good friend,.got a great dog and
entered the exciting world of
coon hunting.
If you'd like to try coon
hunting, you may do so with
dogs at night while using a
flashlight or headlamp. On pri-
vate property, with written per-
mission from the landowner,
you may hunt raccoons year-
round, but most sportsmen
prefer to hunt them during the
colder months to reduce the
dogs' chances of encountering
snakes or alligators.

You are only allowed to har-
vest 'raccoons, and opossums
for that matter, using .22 rim-
fire firearms (other than .22-
magnums) or single-shot .410-
gauge shotguns with shot no
larger than size 6. During the
hunt, all firearms must remain
unloaded except immediately
prior to shooting treed or bayed
raccoons or opossums.
There are no, daily or sea-
sonal bag limits on raccoons or
opossums.
All dogs used to pursue rac-
coons or opossums are
required to wear collars or tags
which identify dog owners and
their addresses.
Hunting either species by
"shining" or-usmg lights from
moving vehicles, boats or ani-
mals is against the law. It also
is illegal to transport wild-
trapped live raccoons within,
into or from Florida.
So if you're looking for a new
and exciting hunting opportu-
nity, get ahold of a good coon
dog, grab your .22, a flashlight
and a pair of hip waders and
take to the swamps.
Here's wishing you a happy
New Year and goodhunting. If
you can, do like Willie did and
introduce someone new to a
different kind of hunting pass
the tradition on. As always,
have fun, hunt safely, and we'll
see you in the woods!


Looking for some good volun-
teer service projects this year?
The Nature Conservancy has sev-
eral opportunities!

Volunteer Calendar
Trail Workday at
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines
Preserve Saturday, January 7
and Sunday, March 5. Trail
maintenance on the Garden of
Eden Trail with trail boss Jay
Kamke. Meet at the preserve
office at 10 a.m., work until mid-
afternoon. The January 7 task
will be blazing the trail, so wear
clothes safe for painting, or
clothes you are willing to throw
away. Bring lunch, sriacks and
plenty of water. Wear long pants
and boots or sturdy footwear.
Work gloves, hat, bug goop and
sunscreen are recommended.
Tools will be provided. R.S.V.P. to
Leigh Brooks at (850) 643-2756
or leigh_brooks@tnc.org.
Pine Planting Workday at
Torreya State Park The
Friends of Torreya State Park
would like some extra hands to
plant longleaf pine seedlings at a
restoration site in the park. The
date has not yet been deter-
mined. For more information,
contact Dennis Tyus at (850)
643-2674 or
Dennis.Tyus@dep.state:fl.us.
m Beach Cleanup at Dog
Island Saturday, February 18..
Help is needed to pick up small
debris. Heavy lifting not expect-
ed. Meet at 8:30 a.m. in
Carrabelle for a free boat ride to
the island, returning by 5 p.m.
This project is being conducted
in cooperation with the Dog
Island Conservation District,,
which is providing free food and
drink to volunteers. Full details
will be sent to respondents about


a week prior to the event. BE
ADVISED: Boots are required of
all participants due to safety haz-
ards. To sign up, contact Leigh
Brooks at (850) 643-2756 or
leigh_brooks@tnc.org.
a Prescribed Fire Workdays
- Anticipated dates, times and
locations to be announced to the
burn crew. Weather is a major
consideration, so there may be
last minute changes. Bring full
PPE, lunch, snacks, any medica-


tion, a change of clothes.

Open Volunteer Positions
Invasive species assistant
- 8 hours/month. We will have
an opening in March with our
elite volunteer cadre to collect
field' data on invasive exotic
species in the Apalachicola River
watershed. Great opportunity for
someone who enjoys discovery of
new places. Skill in botanical
identification required.


Experience using GPS preferred.
Contact Beth Mizell at (850) 643-
2756 or emizell@tnc.org for more
information.
Student Communications
Intern 10 hours/week. We are
looking for a degree-seeking stu-
dent who would like to gain expe-
rience applying communications
and graphic arts skills to real-
world conservation projects.
See NATURE, page 12


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According to Lt. Gary
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2005 Year in Review cont'd


in the Hurricane Katrina ravaged
region along the Mississippi Gulf
Coast.
i A semi crash in Liberty
County claimed the life of Leon
Neal of Clarksville.

OCTOBER
Arsenio Ivory and Lyndsey
Wainwright were crowned Mr.
and Miss Blountstown High
School during homecoming fes-
tivities.
Jeremy Keene, 24, a
Calhoun County Jail inmate, was
apprehended five days after
walking off a work detail at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement.
The annual Goat Day cele-
bration attracted thousands to
Sam Atkins Park for the event
featuring arts, crafts, food, and
old time fun.
m Miss Altha Mitzi Whitfield,
Miss Blountstown Jonetta
Dawson, and Miss Calhoun
County Tracy Adams competed
in the Miss National Peanut
Festival 'Pageant in Dothan.
Representing our community in
the Little Miss National Peanut
Festival Pageant were Katie Cox,
Trudie Alford, and Lauren Jeter.

NOVEMBER
Darcy Bess of Blountstown
was flown to Shands Hospital in


Gainesville after being seriously
burned in a fire at Benchmark
Apartments.
The Blountstown Tiger foot-
ball team captured the district
championship title for the third
straight season after defeating
Holmes County.
Three state prison officials
were arrested on felony battery
charges following an investiga-
tion into a fight at a softball ban-
quet back in April that left James
Edward O'Bryan, 39, of
Blountstown, with several
injuries. Arrested were former
DOC Region 1 Director, Allen
Clark, along with Col. Richie Frye
and Capt. James Anthony
Bowen, both assigned to
Apalachee Correctional
Institution in Sneads.
a Veterans were honored
across the county at school pro-.
grams and nursing home events.
MA New Orleans couple .that
evacuated to Blountstown during
Hurricane Katrina was reunited
with their cat. Harmon and
Brenda Brody tracked their
beloved pet, Morris, to a shelter
in Boulder, Colorado, and
brought him home.
n City of Blountstown
Councilman Clifford Jackson
was re-elected to his seat for a
fourth term, defeating Phillip Hill


and Ronnie Williams, Sr.
Councilwoman Janie Boyd also
regained her seat after running
unopposed.
The team of Nic Stoltzfus,
Max Herndon, Jennie Fagan, and
Will Leonard from Blountstown
High captured the state champi-
onship title at the Future
Farmers of America state forestry
competition.
Danny Hassig, Jr. and
Sheryl Norris both announced
plans to run for the District 5
seat on the Calhoun County
School Board. Incumbent Doyle
Daniels advised he would not be
seeking re-election.
The Blountstown Tigers
ended another exciting season in
the third round of the state play-
offs when they were defeated, 43-
0, by Trinity Catholic.
SA federal grand jury handed
down an indictment alleging a
Blountstown couple defrauded
the government out of nearly
$13,000 following Hurricane
Ivan. Timothy W. and Deborah A.
Banks were accused of claiming
the apartment they were renting
was damaged and collecting
FEMA funds when, in fact, the
structure had not been damaged
and they weren't even living there
at the time. They allegedly pre-
tended to lose their first two


Treva McCroan of Carr School was named Calhoun County's Teacher of the Year.


FEMA checks which were
cashed, then were issued anoth-
er two and also cashed them.

DECEMBER
SA, Panama City man was
arrested after stealing a van from
a Blountstown home. fleeing
from the Florida Highway Patrol
in Bay County. then crashing
into a tree. The suspect. Preston
Eason. fled on foot and was later
caught hiding in an abandoned
vehicle.
The Christmas season offi-
cially kicked off in Calhoun
County with two parades and ah
old fashioned celebration at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement.
m Wakulia Bank purchased a
block of downtown buildings,
extending from the old Piggly
Wiggly to the former McClellan
Home Furnishings building.
They announced plans to demol-
ish the existing structures and
build a new bank.
In the fifth and final public
meeting in a series on school
facilities, School Board members
discussed the possibility of con-
solidating high schools in Altha
and Blountstown into a new
countywide school and moving


me BHb rracK ream, including Kensnare ranT, I-tolly Jeppson, Krsren BaaKer, Jennie hagen. ratricia Sapps,
Kate Atkins, and Candace Ferguson, headed to regionals in April after winning several dlstric titles. See YEAR IN REVIEW, page 9

Tree Give-A-Way to be

held January 20 in c

honor of Arbor Day
Florida Division of Forestry
will observe Florida Arbor Day
with a Tree Give-A-Way in
Calhoun and Liberty County
Arbor Day will be held in B
Calhoun County on January 20.
from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the i
Harvey's Parking Lot. In Libert.
County it will be held on January
20. from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. in
front of the Liberty County
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*HE BES FIFTH GRADE CHORAL Av's bus, o'..er the holido, ,.i .a .or et, of performances.
rifth Grade Choral Performs
r The ,Blountstown Elementary
school 5th Grade Choral has
een busy, this holiday season
touring the county performing
Christmas classics at various .
venues.
The 5th Grade Choral began
the nionth :by. singing .f6r the .
Calhoun County Retired
Teacher's Association on
December 2nd. On December .
8th the group performed for the : y :,i
residents at Parthenon Heath ',-" ;-l*
and Rehabilitation Center. On :,
Monday. December 12th parents "e s
and community members were
treated to a candlelight musical
in the BES lunchroom. The 5th
Grade Choral ended their tour on
December 13th by entertaining
the Calhoun County Sheriff r1 ma
Department K.I.S.S. participants BES SPEECH AND LANGUAGE STUDENTS Danny C
at their annual Christmas din- Hollnd. Xzovire Kilbo, Joseph Grahom and Forrest Sk
ner.
The 5th Grade Choral has ted the residents at Porthenon Healthcare.
worked hard and put in several Fountain. Clvdeshia McKenzie. Blountsto\n.
hours practicing to perform for Hunter Tolley. Kayla Godwin. speech/langiua
the Calhoun County community. Marrisa Melvin. Caroline BES made pla
Congratulations on a successful Tomlmson. Chesten Goodman. dents at Parthei
tour. The members of the 5th Rachel Melvin. Chelsea Weiler. On Decembi
grade Choral are: Brittany Jordan Griffin. Chelsea Murphy. dents delivered
Bailey, Ebony Jackson, Skylar Alexis Widner. Keri Hackel set the tables Ir
Reddick. Karah Beaver. Hayden Brandon Purvis, Janika Young. with them. and
Jeppson. Ally Richards. Brittany Bobbie Hammond. and Sarah in the lobby. Th
Bridges. Hope Jerkins. Laura Quijas. good time maki
Ridley, Jake Brown. Casey and going to th
Johnson. Devin Roulhac, Susan Speech students visit The following st
Brown, Lynn Kearce. Reagine Parthenon nied Mrs. W
Simmons, Kayla Campbell. Saige Students from Blountstown Therapist-Dar
Kent. Cameron Smith, Austin Elementary School brighten the Ashley Holland
Capps. Brandi Kitchen. Shelby holidays for residents at Joseph Graha
Strain. Alanna Daniels. Mia-sa Parthenon Healthlare ol Skipper.
L.e 1 .0h. Talj avina .. -,
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Cub Scouts hold Pinewood Derby


-renwelge Asnlev
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Students in the
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cemats for resi-
non.
er 15. five stu-
1 the placemats.
Sthe dining room
greeted residents
ie children had a
ng the placemats
ie nursing home.
.udents accompa-
illiams. Speech
ny Crenwelge.
I. Xzavire Kilby,
m. and Forrest


Cub Scout Pack 137 of
Blountstown held its annual
Pinewood Derby Race on
December 3, 2005 at W.T. Neal
Ci\ic Center. Each scout built
his car from a kit prodded by
Cub Scouts. Alter several close
and exciting races the winners
were:
Tiger Cubs
1st pl Joshua Odoiu
2nd pi Allen Williams
3rd pi Rhett McGdl
Wolves
1st pi Blake Prescott
2nd pl Joshua Causey
3rd pl Steven Mathews
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1st pl Shelby Cook
2nd pi Justin Terry
3rd pl Debarus Colvin
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Anyone wishing to. join Cub
Scouts can contact Cubmaster
Susan Causey at 674-9217.


all middle school students to the
existing Blountstown High
E ~School.
0BHS head football coach and
athletic director Bobby Johns
announced he was resigning to
accept the same post at a Baker
Countih- school.
m The search was on for a new
company to operate Calhoun-
Liberty.- Hospital after Dassee. the
company that leased the facility,.
announced they were turning it
back over to' the hospital's non-
profit foundation.
- Around 200 local youngsters
SCongratulations, Maftthew! received gifts at the Christmas
C Mtthew Fisher. 13. killed n.S first for the Children celebration
deer vlith a 20 gauge shotgun in sponsored by the Calhoun
1005. County Sheriffs Office.
F


A two-car collision in Bay
County claimed the life of Ronald
L. Haliford. 28. of Altha.


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VIEW Events Investigated During the Past Week by BPD and CCSD


Pair jailed after stop

turns up meth, pot

A couple landed behind bars
Dec. 27 after a traffic stop turned
up methamphetamine and.mari-
juana.
Arrested, were Screven Bond
Griffis, 37, and Nichole Elizabeth
Revis, 20, both charged with pos-
session of methamphetamine,
less than 20 grams of marijuana,
and drug paraphernalia.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office, Dep.
Bliss Moreau was westbound on
SR 20 when he pulled Griffis over
for speeding and swerving. While
speaking with Griffis, who was
the sole occupant of the truck,
Dep. Moreau smelled, marijuana.
A search of his vehicle turned up
a compact disc case containing
two plastic bags with 7.5 grams
of marijuana, a plastic bag with
3:5 grams of meth, another four'
bags with meth, a bag with mar-


ijuana residue, a hollowed pen
tube burnt on both ends with
meth residue inside, four pieces
of burnt aluminum foil with
meth residue, a push rod with
meth residue, and a pack of
rolling papers.
At the Sheriffs Office, Revis
arrived and advised she was
Griffis' girlfriend and the drugs
belonged to her. She further stat-
ed she was delivering the nar-
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her CD case.in the vehicle Griffis
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Griffis remained in custody at
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conditional release the following
day. '

Man arrested for

having sex with teen

A Calhoun County man was
arrested last Wednesday for
allegedly having sex with a teen.


Gregory Thomas Alday,: Jr.,
23, was charged with lewd and
lascivious battery and resisting
an officer without violence.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriffs Office, Dep.
Zack Barber and Ofc. Scottie
Norris were patrolling at Johnny
Boy Landing around 11:40 p.m.
when they came upon Alday in a
parked car with a 13-year-old
girl and it appeared they had
been engaged in an intimate
activity. The girl initially told the
deputy she was 15 and she and


Alday were only talking. After the
pair went on their way, Dep.
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Further investigation revealed
Alday was aware of the girl's age
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1st pl Harry Goodwin
2nd p Johnny Shadrick'
3rd pi Steve Whitfield
4th pi Randy O'Bryan
Street Legal Consistency
S1st pi Steve Whitfield
2nd pi -Ann Wade
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3rd pl Randy O'Bryan
4th pl Tommy Arnold
38.5 & Down
1st pl Adam Ake
2nd pl -Chad Flowers
3rd pl Gator Parker
4th pl Justin Barnes
39 & Up
Ist pl Sonny Adams
2nd pl -Tim Wade
3rd pl Jason Lowery
4th pl Scotty Bailey


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Legal Notice
: The Caihounr Counnc Schcuol Board propcz.es to
pmend r ii police_ for the Calhoun Counr.
Schools as Iollowc
iDrMINISTRAT\VE PROCEDURES ACT
IALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
CHAPTER 6 00-PERSONNEL
if
Addmion
.636 COMPLAINTS AGAINST EMPLOYEES
The Calhoun County School Board invite con-
'tructme cn.cllm from the parents and ciazens
*ji the District
I Ayr.v auffic.enl_..roplalnt1-not coTered
c., PoLcy. 6 35 IDiscru,-nation andr.HarassneriId.
ihich alleges serious charge;ag 3inst a'School
Boar.4 employee shall be referred directly to and
inesrtgated by the Superintendent
2 An, formal complaint against an
employeee that involves serious charge- shall be m
awTling and snal bear the signature of the person
filing the complaint
3 if the problem does not Involve a sen-
ooj charge as pecfied in Subsecuon II) and 121
then the Pnncipal shall r'nform the parenils) or
ieal guardiaanis) that rsudenr-teacher problems
_hall AilL be subrmined to the teacher to seek res-
clutrin Such problems may then be subminted
3auccessieli to the followng- Principal.
Superiinendent and School Board
4 if the Superinendenns Invesltgauon
or reile confirms a cause to belhee the employ-
ee may bte guUlr of serious misconduct that may
result m uspenslon or .dismissal he/she shall
nout the employee in writing Where School
Board action Is required. the results of the
Supenruinendent' In\etigauon and recommenda-
tdon shall be reported to the School Board lor its
consideration and action.
5 If a legally suffcilent complaint Is fled
against a cerutied member of the mnu-rucuonal or
addmnlstratUve staff the Superintendent shall.,
vlnihn 130) da l after receiving such complaints.
file a i-ilrten copy of all known uformauon relat-
ing to the complaint wiLh the Department of
Education for Inseasrgalion
6 Fatlure of any mnesaigaring personnel
to report to the Superthtendent that a complaint
is legally suiicient within forty.-elghLt(481 hours of
obtaining that knowledge may result In discipll-
- nary action
STATi-rORY AUTHORITY'
1001 41. 1012 22. 1012 23. F.S.
LAWS) IMPLEMENTED
1001.43. 1012 22. 1012 796. FS
ECONOMIC IMPACT M MINIMAL
A hearing will be held on-the above amendnient
In the Courthouse in Blounistown. Floinda at the
,regular School Board meeting beginning at 5:00
P M CST on TdeSday. January 10. 2006

Wdlle A. Brown. Chairman
Calhoun County School Board
Atrest
Mary Sue Ne\es. Superintendent
Calhoun Countr Schools
Dec 14. 21. 2: Jan 4.


Legal Notice
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
SThe Board of County Commissioners of Calhoun
County. Florlda will recehe sealed bids from any
qualified person company or corporadon Inter.
ested lri'prosldirg the following services:
COMPLIANCE MONITORING SERVICES FOR
THE CALHOUN COUNTY LANDFILL
iBids' illl be receli'ed until 3.00 P.\l. ICST) on
January 17. 2006. at the Calhoun County Clerk s
Office. Calhoun Count) Courthouse. 20859
Central IAvenue .East. Room 130. Blountstown.
Florida 32424 Bids.received after this time will
not be accepted Bids will be opened and read
aloud at 5:100 PM ICS'T or as soon as possible
thereafter. All bids should be sealed and marked
Calhoun County Landfll Mlonitoring Services'
,SpecificaUons and Bid forms can be obtained at
no charge from the Emergenc.~ Management
Office. 20859 Central Avenue East. Room G-40.
Blouriis4own. Florida. 32424. located Ih the base-
ment of the Calhoun County Courthouse. For
additional information, contact Don A O'Bryan at
18501 674-8075
The Board of. County Commissioners reserves
the nglOt to wale Informallues In any proposal. to
accept and.or reject any or all proposals, and-to
accept the proposal that In their judgment will be
in the best interest of Calhotn County Awards
will be made on the basis of the cost and quallfl-
catlons'/reputaUon of the bidder. The Board-will
not be-obllgated to award the contract tp the low-
est bidder
Dec. 28. Jan 4.


Legal Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GfVTEN mIn the Board of
Counry Comn'ussioonerv in and for Calhoun
County. Florida. vili' consider a proposed
Ordinance to be utied as f;,lows
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY COMMIS-
SION CALHOUN COUNTY. FLORIDA AMEND-
ING ORDINANCE 84-3 SECTION 4.6. BY
CHANGING AND CLARIFYING THE TYPE OF
ROADWAYS IMPROVEMENT REgUIRED:
AMENDING SECTION 3.3 n BY ADDING ADDI-
TIONAL CERTIFICATION BY THE OWNERS
ENGINEER: PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS:
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY: AND PRO-
VIDING'ANiECPPECTIV! DATJE.1-" .:',-PT".-'
The pa-eage of the proposed Ordifiance will be
considered by Ine Board 'jl 'Cc,tunt'
Comirmisloner.. at their regular meenng at 500
PM h. C:ST. on Tuesday. the i th day of
January. 2006 at the Calhoun County
Courthouse Blountstowr,. Florida
A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
Inspected by the public at the Calhoun
Commissioners Office in the Calhoun County
Courthouse.
All interested parties may appear at the meeung
and be heard with irepect to the proposed
Ordinance
WITNE.SS my Hand and Official Seal. ths the
22nd day of December. 2004.
Ruth W Ataway. Clerk
January 4. 2006


Legal Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE iS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners in and for Calhoun
County. Florida. wvll consider a proposed
Ordinance to be tiled as lollo.s
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY COMMIS-
SION CALHOUN COUNTY. FLORIDA AMEND-
ING ORDINANCE 84-3 SECTION 2.44. BY THE
DEFINITION OF "SUBDIVISION: DELETING
ARTICLE IV: MINOR SUBDIVISIONS: PROVID-
ING FOR CONFLICTS: PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY: AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The passage of the proposed Ordinance will be
considered by the Board of Count'
Commissioners. at their regular meeting at 5 00
P NI. C.S T. on Tuesday. the 17th day of
January. 2006. at the Calhoun County
Courthouse Blountstown. Florida.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
Inspected by the public at the Calhoun
Commissioners Office In the Calhoun County
Courthouse.
All interested parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to the proposed
Ordinance.
WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal. this the
22nd day of December. 2004
Ruth W. Antaway Clerk
January 4, 2006


Legal Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY' GIEN that the Board of
County Commissioners In and for Calhoun
County. Florida. will consider a proposed
Ordinance to be titled as follows-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY COMMIS-
SION CALHOUN COUNTY. FLORIDA AMEND-
ING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FEE SCHED-
ULE: PROVIDING FOR TITLE: PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
The passage of the proposed Ordinance will be
considered by the Board of County
Commissioners. ar their regular meeting at 5 00
P.M. C S.T;. on' Tuesday the. 17th day of
January, .'2006, at the Calhoun County
Courthouse Blounlstown. Florida
A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
inspected by the public at the Calhoun
Commissioners Oltice in the Calhoun County
Courthouse
All Interested parties ma.\ appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to the proposed
Ordinance
WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal. this the
22nd day of December. 2004.
Ruth W. Anaway. Olerk
SJanuary 4. 2006


Legal Notice
PUBLICLIC NOTICE
The annual Informatlon Return form. 99PF of the
W T. Neal Civic. Inc Is available for public inspec-
Udon at 17773 N Pear St.. Blounlstown,"Florlda
32424
January 4, 11. 2005


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Fax: 674-5008
e-mail:
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AUCTIONS
AUCTION
Sat., January 14, 2006, 9:00 a.m.
Hwy. 231 N. Campbellton, FL
2 local farm dispersal's, Chipley Police
Department,
Local Consignments
Mason Auction & Sales LLC #642,
850-263-0473 office
850-258-7652, Chad
S 850-849-6391, Todd
850-849-0792, Gerald
www.masonauction.com

CARS & TRUCKS
1989 Pontiac, 4 dr., 4 cyl., good radio
and heater, guaranteed transmission and
engine. Needs seat covers. $800. Call
762-9629.


1997 Dodge Intrepid, runs great, PW,
PD, PL. $3900 or best offer. Call 237-
2144.

FOR RENT
2 bdr trailers., semi-furnished, no pets.
674-4011.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most util-
ities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when avail-
able. Call 674-4011.

FOR SALE
Cherry wood canopy old fashioned
queen bed frame, $450 OBO. Call 237-
2144.
1 pair of Sony Explodes 12" sub
woofers. In factory boxes with screen,
less than a year old, 1100 max power.


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. will be accepting
applications for a full-time Service Aide. Duties will include
homemaking, respite care, and personal care duties. This person must
have a valid certified nursing assistant certificate or 32 hours or
certified documentation for personal care duties. This person must
also have a Florida driver's license, a high school diploma, pass FDLE
background screening, and drug test. Application deadline will be
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 4:00 PM. Applications may be picked
up at 16859 NE Cayson Street, Blountstown, FL. NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE. CCSCA is an Equal Opliortuniy Employer.
Jan. 4, 11,2006


Calhoun County School Board

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The School Board of Calhoun County is.accepting applications
for the following position:

Head Football Coach, Athletic Director,
Weightlifting Coach
Blountstown High School
*Terms of Employment: 12 months
*Salary: Commensurate wilh.Current Salary Schedule and
Experience
-Applicant Qualifications: Bachelors Degree or Higher
Certification in Physical Education
*Applications are available at the office of the superintendent
located in the Courthouse. Completed applications should be
returned to the School Board office by January 13, 2005,.12:00
Noon (CDT).
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent or Mr. Keith Summers,
Principal.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,.
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.
,DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
Equal Opportunity Employer
January 4, 2006

ADMINISTRATIVE
Administrative Assistant
St. Joe Land Company
St. Joe Land is currently hiring an Administrative Assistant to provide general reception
and administrative support to one Sales Asset Manager.
Qualified candidates will possess a minimum two to five years of office experience, strong
word processing and Excel spreadsheet skills and a great telephone voice. Aptitude for
Learning new software and researching the web for information and solutions a major plus.
Must be a self-starter and dependable. Must be comfortable working in a relatively rural
office setting where this employee may be the only one in the building for extended periods
of time. Must have a "can-do attitude, a high degree of professionalism, the ability to be a
team player, the ability to multi-task, and be willing to do whatever is necessary to get the
job done. Strong organizational skills a plus. A.A. or Certified Professional Secretary
designation preferred.
Please submit your resume to: nicole.egger@joe.com. Please reference The St. Joe Company
Administrative Assistant position when submitting your resume. EOE


$120/pr. Call 674-1947 or 674-4058,
leave message.
$275 BRAND NEW KING PILLOWTOP
SET Factory sealed w/warranty. Can
deliver. 850-545-7112.
6 PC. BEDROOM SET Brand new
sleigh bed, dresser, mirror, and night-
stand, $575, still boxed, can deliver. 850-
222-9879.
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,
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-
222-2113.
CHAIR / LOVESEAT / SOFA $650 -
NEW Micro fiber upholstery, hardwood
frame & warranty, unopened. 850-545-
7112.
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.
850-222-9879.
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.

FREE PETS
Adorable sweet kittens. Free to a
good home. (1) 3 month old male; (1) 6
mos. old female. They are flea-free and
litter box trained. Call 674-1077 and
leave message.

HELP WANTED
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!!
NO experience required. Werner
Enterprises has immediate openings for
entry-level semi drivers. Our avg. drivers
earn more than $36K first year. 60% of


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1,2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

tton Creek Apartme
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDDITTY 711
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE
TRAINING CENTER
Basic Law Enforcement
& Crossover from
Correctionsto
LawEnforcement
Academies Start: Jan. 26,2006
Application Deadline: Jan. 9, 2006
AL & GA residence
NO out of state tuition
Call (850) 718-2479 or (850) 718-2286


our drivers get home nightly/weekly. 15-
day CDL training available in your area.
Call today 1-866-280-5309.

REAL ESTATE

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 (850) 762-
8025.


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PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING
CHAINLINK & WOOD FENCES
PONDS
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Call lot FREE Estimates
We Accept Major Credit Cards
MOBILE: 850-643-6142
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RENTALS
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10x20...$80
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ing for lease, 7300 sq. ft. 32 office
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-
573-7079.


WANTED
Wanted to trade a 1994 Suzuki
Laredo motorcycle for an aluminum fish-
ing boat, preferably with-a 25 HP motor.
(Bike cost $8500). Call 762-8689.

YARD SALE
Large multi-family moving/yard sale,
Saturday. at 18648 NE Roy Golden
Road, Blountstown. Lots of furniture,
household items, and clothing.


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04 HONDA ACCORD EX Sunroof, Leather, #N7475001 ........ 23,995
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Retired Educators

will meet Jan. 6

at Public Library
The Calhoun County Retired
Educators Association will meet
Friday, January 6, at 9:30 a.m.
in the Heritage Room at the
Calhoun County Public Library
with Pres. John Wood Ayers pre-
siding.
Wretha Webb, Reading Coach
in Altha, will speak on Reading
Assessment and Testing. The
Literacy Committee has arranged
the program.
Hosts for the event will be the
CCREA Officers and the Public
Relations Committee.
The Board will meet at 9:00
a.m.; the Social Time will begin
at 9:30 a.m. and the General
Meeting will convene at 10:00
a.m.
We look forward to seeing you
Friday, January 6th at 9:30 a.m.


A bubbly New Year downtown
Bubbles were floating all over downtown Sunday after some New Year's Eve
pranksters had a little fun with the fountain in Blountstown's Magnolia Square.
The clear water was pink and white foam was blowing in the breeze as 2006
rang in here in Calhoun County. No word on who the mystery culprits are,


Nature cont'd-


Work with our Conservation
Resources Coordinator in devel-
oping informational signs for pre-
serve visitors, preparing publica-
tions, writing news releases and
more. Work from our office, your
home or school. Possibility of col-
lege credit. Contact Leigh
Brooks, (850) 643-2756 or
leigh_brooks@tnc.org.
a Student GIS Intern 10
hours/week. If you are a degree-
seeking student familiar with
geographic information systems
(GIS) and looking for a communi-
ty project to sink your teeth into,
this special opportunity may be
for you. The Nature Conservancy
and Torreya State Park are work-
ing together to accomplish some
field mapping projects. Foremost
among them is development of
hew hiking trail maps at Torreya
State Park. The intern will travel
park roads and trails with a glob-
al positioning system (GPS)
handheld device, download data
to a computer, then work from
home or school to create trail
maps for handouts and informa-
tional kiosks. GPS and training
provided. Knowledge of ESRI GIS
software required, familiarity
with 3-D analysis preferred.
Possibility of college credit.
Contact Leigh Brooks at (850)
643-2756 or
leigh_brooks@tnc.org.


Upcoming Events
January 14, Florida
Association Hike
Apalachicola Bluffs


Trail
at
and


Ravines Preserve Join FTA on
a hike to Alum Bluff on the
Garden of Eden Trail. Enjoy the
scenic overlook high above the
Apalachicola River. Winter is a
great time to see the other inter-
esting geologic features.
Moderate activity level with some
steep sections, about 3 miles
round trip. Open to the public.
Contact trip leader Gwen Beatty
to sign up at (850) 942-7165 or
gfbeatty@yahoo.com.
a January 28, Florida Trail
Association Hike at Torreya
State Park Hike the hilly 7-
mile Torreya Trail through hard-
woods along the Apalachicola
River and longleaf pine uplands.
Winter is the best time to spot
the rare Torreya tree. Moderate
activity level. Public welcome.
Contact Steve Haley, trip leader,
at (850) 216-1764 or kneadtore-
lax2002@yahoo.com.
Cannons, Cornbread &
Candlelight Tour at Torreya
State Park Saturday,
February 4, 12:00 p.m. to sunset
at the Gregory House lawn. Take
a -step back in time with living
history and civil war demonstra-
tions. Heritage music, candle
dipping, black smith demonstra-
tions, cornbread contest and
more. Live animal exhibits by Big
Bend Wildlife Sanctuary. At sun-
set, tour the inside of the Gregory
House plantation home under
the warm glow of candlelight. For
more information call the park at
(850) 643-2674.


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