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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2006 0 99th Year, No. 35 0 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 E 50 CENTS (Including Tax)
BY KELLI PEACOCK
An Altha man remains in
custody at the Calhoun
County Jail after allegedly
assaulting a woman with a
pistol last Wednesday night.
Arrested was Freddie Lee
Harbin, 79, charged with
aggravated assault and
According to the Sheriffs
Office, Lt. Adam Terry
responded to 23810 NW CR
73A after a report that
Harbin had shot twice at
Teresa Gaudette, hit her in'
the head with a pistol, then
fled. Harbin was soon spot-
ted driving up behind the
residence. Lt. Terry, Dep.
Bliss Moreau, and BPD Ofc.
David Creamer seized a
revolver on the seat of the
vehicle and a spent .38 cas-
ing on Harbin's lap.
Harbin allegedly stated,
"Teresa knocked me down
under the table and I got my
gun and was going to kill
her, but I thought better of it
and shot over her head a
couple of times."
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Blountstown man critical
after crashing on SR 71
BY KELLI PEACOCK
A Blountstown man remains in the cardiovas-
cular intensive care unit at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital after a single vehicle crash on SR 71
Sources say Anthony Paul Alday, 21, sustained
injuries to his head, back, legs, and spleen.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Alday
was northbound on SR 71 approximately one
mile north of Carlos Peavy Road just before 1 p.m.
when his 2003 Chevy S-10 pickup traveled into
the southbound lane and ran off the road. The'
vehicle struck a mailbox and a concrete culvert
before going airborne and slamming into two pine
trees. The truck then rotated counterclockwise
and came to final rest on the west shoulder.
Alday was treated at the scene by paramedics
with Emergystat Ambulance, then flown by heli-
copter to Tallahassee Memorial.
The accident was investigated by Trooper
Brandon A. Eldridge. Alday was wearing a seat-
belt at the time of the crash.
Paramedics from Emergystat Ambulance treat Anthony Paul
Alday at the scene of the crash Friday. He remains critical.
Top graduates named
BY KELLI PEACOCK
The 2006 graduating classes
at Altha and Blountstown High
have announced their top stu-
Tiffany Betts. the daughter
of Ken and Debra Betts of
Blountstown, is the valedictori-
an for Altha's Class of 2006.
During her years at Altha TIFFANY BETTS
High School, Tiffany has been AHS Valedictorian
very active. She has participat-
ed in FCCLA since 7th grade, serving as vice president,
president, and even a state officer. She's been a mem-
ber of Sr. Beta for four years, Student Council for five
years, chorus for four years, and drama for two years.
She played volleyball for the Lady Wildcats for five
years and was a cheerleader her senior year.
After graduation, Tiffany will head to Chipola
College with 13 hours of dual enrollment courses
behind her and a Bright Futures scholarship in hand.
After a year at Chipola, she plans to transfer to Auburn
JUSTIN McCOY NICK MYERS ASHLEY GINGERICH
AHS Salutatorian BHS Valedictorian BHS Salutatorian
University to major in Pre-Med. then
finish at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
with a degree in pediatrics.
Where does she see herself in 10 years? -Living
probably somewhere near Auburn that's where I've
always wanted to live well on my way to owiung my
own pediatrics office and helping the children of the
community." she says.
As for the greatest influence in her life. Tiffany does-
See TOP STUDENTS, page 13
BY KELLI PEACOCK
An anonymous tip led to
the arrest of a Blountstown
man suspected of selling
crack cocaine Friday.
George Huie, 40, was
charged with possession of
crack cocaine with intent to
sell within 200 feet of a pub-
lic housing unit, tampering
with evidence, and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
According to the
Department, Ofc. David
Creamer, Ofc. Darryl
Temple, and Ofc. Chuck
Bender served a search war-
rant on Huie's residence at
20763 SE Azalea Avenue
Friday night at 6 p.m. When
they knocked on the door
and identified themselves,
Huie reportedly ran down
the hall. The officers forced
their way inside, found Huie
on a couch and heard the
toilet flushing. Ofc. Creamer
went to the bathroom and
managed to extract a piece of
crack cocaine from the toilet
as several pieces of crack
were flushing. Huie was then
placed under arrest.
Huie was searched and a
knife in his pocket revealed
cocaine residue on the blade.
His pockets also appeared to
have cocaine residue and
were collected as evidence.
A search of the bathroom
turned up another piece of
rock form cocaine in the tub,
along with a pill bottle.
Cigarette butts, commonly
used to control humidity and
keep crack from spoiling,
were also found in the toilet.
Ash residue was discovered
in the pill bottle, leading the
officers to believe the crack
was kept in the container.
Inside a bedroom, a crack
pipe with cocaine residue
was recovered. In another
bedroom, a DVD case with
cocaine residue was located.
A photo in the bedroom
depicted one female holding
what appeared to be a cook-
ie of crack cocaine and
another female next to a
large amount of cash. Under
Huie's bed, $205 in cash was
found hidden in the bed
frame. Due to the fact the
money was in $20 incre-
ments, it was suspected to
be crack cocaine proceeds as
rocks are typically cut into
Huie was booked into the
Calhoun County Jail and
remains in custody.
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The County Record, MAY 3, 2006, Page 2
New branch of Wakulla
Bank is open in Bristol
Wakulla Bank's "Big town customer service to which we serve and look for- band program to mark the
\ Enough to Serve You, Small bring quality banking to each ward to our opening in occasion.
Enough to Care" slogan now community we serve." Bristol." Wakulla Bank is an inde-
THE BLOUNTSTOWN DEBUT OF ELAM STOLTZFUS' LATEST DOCU-
MENTARY, Apalachicola River: An American Treasure, was pre-
sented at The Callahan Restaurant Thursday and Friday nights.
Locals enjoyed a delicious meal, live auction, and music by
Sammy and Sandy Tedder before viewing the documentary.
Stoltzfus did an amazing job capturing the beauty of the river
as he told the story of the past, present, and potential future for
the Apalachicola. Pictured above (from left) are Sammy
Tedder, who did the musical score, Jane Atkins, who wrote the
script for the film, and Stoltzfus, who produced, directed and
choreographed the documentary. All proceeds from the event
went to the Bobby Clark Medical Fund.
Ihe Zount 1Record
Published every Wednesday by
Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc.
20311 Central Avenue West
Blountstown, FL 32424
Periodicals postage paid at
Blountstown, FL Post Office
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to
THE COUNTY RECORD
P.O. Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424
$21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties
Robert A. Turner
Kelli Peacock....News Editor
Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and
the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has
never missed an issue.
extends to Liberty County
with the bank's April 25,
2006, opening of a new
branch location in downtown
Vice president and branch
manager Vicki Montford, who
also heads the bank's
Blountstown branches, said
the new office makes Wakulla
Bank's fifteenth location in a
four-county area and will
employ eight to 10 Bristol-
"We're excited that
Wakulla Bank's competitive
array of products and excel-
lent service now are available
to our Liberty County cus-
tomers," said Montford. "We
mix innovative services like
Internet banking with home-
Calhoun County Retired
Educators Association mem-
bers will meet at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 5, in the back
room of The Callahan for
their annual "Picnic". John
Wood Ayers will preside.
Memorials in honor of
members who died this year
will be presented.
Lunch will be served at 12
noon. The Callahan will pre-
pare the meal. The hosts will
take care of the dessert.
Plan to pay your yearly
dies please as they need to
be sent to the State in June.
We look forward to seeing
you Friday, May 5, at 11:00
a.m. at The Callahan.
The next meeting will be in
Montford has more than
30 years of experience in the
financial services industry.
She is a Bristol native who
now lives in Blountstown.
"Wakulla Bank is bringing
its 'hometown banking' to
Liberty county," said Wakulla
Bank President and CEO
Walter C. Dodson Jr. "We
always have been an active
supporter of the communities
The 3,800 square foot
Bristol branch is located at
10911 N.W. SR 20 in Bristol.
More than 100 customers
and community members
joined the grand-opening fes-
tivities, which featured a 10
a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremo-
ny and lunch from 11 a.m. -
1:30 p.m. The branch also
presented a $250 donation to
the Lib,', i County school
pendent bank dedicated to
quality and innovative serv-
ice, with branches in Leon,
Wakulla, Calhoun and
Liberty counties. The bank
maintains more than $400
million in assets and has
served the communities of
Wakulla and Leon counties
for over 30 years. To learn
more, visit www.wakulla-
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The County Record, MAY 3, 2006, Page 3
Mrs. Laura Khulordav speaks to Woman's Club
Meeting May 18, Settlement
Andre Ivory and Meagan D. Lasseter
will speak vows
Michael and Joan Lasseter
of Marianna and Gretchen
Deters-Smith and Charlie
Murray of Atlantic Beach, FL,
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Meagan D.
Lasseter of Blountstown, to
The 17th Kinard
Homecoming will be
Saturday, May 6th at the
Kinard Community Center.
There will be good music,
good food and fellowship.
Come and meet old friends
and family. The time is
10:00 a.m. CST until. Lunch
will be served at 12:00 noon.
Please come and bring a
well filled basket. Everyone is
Andre Ivory of Blountstown.
He is the son of Ray Ivory and
the late Brenda Ivory of
Grandparents of the
future bride are Pearl and the
late John Lasseter of Bristol
and Arthur and Marcella
Deters of Jacksonville Beach.
Meagan is presently a stu-
dent at Chipola College.
The groom-elect's grand-
parents are Eli (Dude) Rives,
the late Sylvia Rives of
Blountstown and the late Ed
and Juanita Ivory of
Andre is presently a stu-
dent at Chipola College.
The wedding will be an
event of August 11, 2006, at
6:30 p.m. in Tallahassee.
Club members were honored
to have Mrs. Laura
Khulordav as guest speaker
when they met Thursday,
April 20, at 11:45 a.m. in the
Board Room at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center. Pres. Jo
Mrs. Khulordav is the wife
of Dr. Irakli Khulordav (affec-
tionately known as "Dr. K"),
who directs the Out Patient
Clinic at Calhoun Liberty
Hospital. The K's moved to
the United States 8 years ago
from Georgia, Russia. Dr. K
did 3 years' residency at
Emory University, Atlanta,
and 2 years' study of infec-
tious diseases at Vanderbilt
University, Nashville, before
coming to Blountstown.
They have two boys, Lavon 12
and Nikki 5.
Peck Eldridge introduced
Mrs. K; she is a certified
teacher in her homeland and
holds a Masters in Russian
Linguistics. She taught lan-
guage there. Currently, she
is attending Chipola College
with a career in nursing as
THe charming Mrs. K gave
a "Tell and Show" presenta-
tion. She talked about her
country the people, place,
customs, activities then she
showed a video which added
color, music, dancing, fabu-
lous scenery, the feel of life in
Georgia, the love of music
and poetry, the exciting din-
She also displayed a mar-
velous religious Icon made by
her father, a talented artist.
He drew the design for the
icon on metal, hammered out
the figures and various
designs, and then hand
painted each item. It's beau-
What an outstanding pro-
gram! It was so generous of
you, Mrs. K, to spend some
time with us. Your country
sounds so delightful. We
loved listening to you.
Gail Wood gave the
Devotions. She read a clever
article "Hobbling Home" from
Laughter Is The'Spice of Life
which told of a woman's
mishaps while deplaning and
leaving the airport the rest
room closed, falling off the
escalator, breaking a heel on
one shoe. "We may be
bruised, but not broken."
Gail closed with a prayer.
Members enjoyed refresh-
ments prepared by Peck
Eldridge and Aileen
McQuagge. But, we ate our
brown bag lunches and
desserts not in a drab board
room, but in a spring garden.
of the Month"
Jeffery Flanders of Altha
has been named "Model of
the Month" by Marsha Doll
Models of Tallahassee.
Jeffery attended Talent
Rock Holiday Fest with
Marsha Doll Models, where
he was approached by agents
from New York and Los
Angeles! He recently went to
New York City Model Camp
with Marsha Doll Models,
and is working with Marsha
to decide when to make the
big move to living in New
York and working as a model.
He is the son of Jeff and
Linda Flanders of Altha.
Peck had transformed the
room. The tables sported
flowery cloths, there were
spring bouquets, colorful
placemats, and an enticing
display of goodies.
All in all we had a wonder-
The next meeting will be
the annual Covered Dish at
the Pioneer Settlement
Thursday. May 1S.
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The County Record, MAY 3, 2006, Page 4
MILDRED L. PARRISH
Mrs. Mildred L. Parrish,
90, of Blountstown, died
Friday, April 28, 2006.
Funeral services will be
today, Wednesday. May 3, at
11:00 a.m. CDT at the First
Blountstown, with burial at
Nettle Ridge Cemetery follow-
'ing the service. Visitation
will be from 10:00 to 10:45
a.m. CDT at the church on
Wednesday prior to the serv-
may be made to The First
Baptist Church of
Blountstown, 17091 Main
Street South, Blountstown,
FL 32424 or to the FSU
Foundation for the Alumni
Association Center, 2010
Levy Ave., P.O. Box 3062739,
Bldg. B, Florida State
A native of Blountstown,
Mildred graduated from Leon
High School in 1933. She
attended FSCW and the
University of Florida, earned
her Bachelor's degree in
Journalism from the
University of Missouri and
her Master's degree from
Florida State University. She
was the first Director of the
Alumni Associatiori at FSU, a
position she held for 15 years
and moved to Madison where
she was Director of College
Relations at North Florida
Junior College, retiring in
1975. Mildred returned to
Blountstown where she was
an active member of The First
Baptist Church of
Blountstown, FSU Southern
served on the Chipola College
Board of Trustees, Florida
Pilot Club International, and
she was involved in numer-
ous professional and civic
organizations. She was hon-
ored in April with a
Commitment to Excellence
Award by the FSU Emeritus
Survivors include her
.nieces and nephews, Ouida
Finley, Baton Rouge; Cindy
Parrish, Tallahassee; James
Parrish, Chattanooga; Mary
Revell, Bristol; Orene Wells,
Andalusia; Bill Yon,
Tallahassee; and Terrell Yon,
Blountstown; and numerous
great. great-great and great-
great-great nieces and'
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Thomas
Edward and Florence Rosetta
Pelt Parrish; her sisters, Eva
Bryant, Carl Connell and
Lillie Mae Yon; and her broth-
ers, Edward, M.J., Floyd,
Sidney and Thomas Parrish.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, ph. 674-
MIARY LEE WISE
Mrs. Mary Lee Wise, 66, of
Blountstown, passed away
Saturday night, April 29,
,2006, at the Bay Medical
'Center in Panama City.
SMrs. Wise was born on
'December 5, 1939, in the
Alliance Community near
,ltha and had lived in
Calhoun County all of her
fe. She was a homemaker
and a member of the
Survivors include her hus-
band. of 46 years, Willie D.
Wise of Blountstown; three
sons, Richard Wise, Jim Wise
4nd Doug Wise, all of
Blountstown; three grand-
:ehildren, Tara, J.D. and
6)livia; and one sister, Vivian
J. Cole of Altha.
SFuneral services were held
tuesday, May 2, at 10:00
la.m. (CDT) from the Peavy
funeral l Home Chapel with
*Rev. Michael Presley officiat-
a*ig. Interment followed in
he Pine Memorial Cemetery
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marion
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, ph. 674-
JAMES CARL GRIFFIN
Mr. James Carl Griffin, 73,
of Altha, passed away early
Monday morning, April 24,
2006, at his home.
Mr. Griffin was born in
Calhoun County on June 25,
1923, and had lived here
most of his life. He, along
with his wife, owned and
operated Griffin's Tackle Box
and J. Carl's One Stop in
Calhoun County. Mr. Griffin
served in the United States
Army and was a veteran of
the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife,
Sharon Griffin of Altha; four
sons, Mike Griffin and his
wife, Seena, of Altha,
Marshall Griffin and his wife,
Cindy, of Panama City,
Matthew Griffin and his wife,
Cindy, of Panama City, and
Max Griffin and his wife,
Julie, of Clarksville; one
daughter, Melody Finlaw and
her husband, Bud, of
Panama City Beach; two
brothers, J.C. Griffin of
Kinesville, FL, and Glen
Griffin of Monticello; two sis-
ters, Vosteal Bateman of
Kissimmee, and Judy
Gregory of Panama City; and
Private family funeral serv-
ices were held.
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of
the arrangements, ph. 674-
Mrs. Eunice Thompson,
86, of Bristol, passed away,
Wednesday, April 19, 2006,
Mrs. Thompson was a
native and life long resident
of Bristol and was a member
of the Lake Mystic Baptist
Church in Bristol where she
had served as pianist for sev-
eral years as well as playing
for Sumatra Baptist Church
Survivors include a son,
Freddie Duggar and his wife,
Peggy, of Bristol; a daughter,
Barbara Nell Alverson and
her husband, Al, of Milton;
two stepsons, James Eddie
Thompson and his iife, Nina,
of Panama City and Charles
Thompson and his wife,
Dorothy, of Chattahoochee;
four grandchildren, Chuck
Duggar and his wife, Meg,
Kimberly Vel Dink and her
husband, Fred, Michael
Alverson and his wife, Elke,
and David Alverson and his
wife, Nancy; 10 great grand-
children, Max Vel dink,
Marygrace Duggar, Alien
Duggar, Emory Duggar,
Christopher Alverson, Aimee
Alverson, Amanda Alverson
Faulk and her husband
Richard, Melissa Alverson,
Christian Benner, and
Mercedes Benner; a great
great grandson, Adam Faulk;
and nine stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held
at 11:00 AM EST Saturday,
April 22, from the Lake
Mystic Baptist Church in
Bristol with Tommy Sumner
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the Lake Mystic
Cemetery. Those desiring
may make contributions to
the Lake Mystic Building
Vl,II imd -
: i 9
Fund, PO Box 486 Bristol, FL
32321 or the Florida Baptist
Children's Home 8415 Buck
Lake Rd., Tallahassee, FL
Adams Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrange-
ments, ph. 643-5410 or
online at www.adamsfh.com.
In this scripture Moses
encounters God in the form of a
burning bush. But Moses did
not fall to the ground as Abram
before him did.
'"Take off your sandals," God
tells him, "The place where you
are standing is holy ground."
There was a rule in Dean
Nelson's home that existed only
because the carpet is off-white
and he wants it to stay that
color. When people came in their
front door, they take their shoes
off (first-time guests are par-
doned). If they don't they have to
pay their five-year-old a quarter.
Dean says, "I am making him
rich with my forgetfulness."
It was a habit to do this with
everyone in their house. If God
were to declare it holy, He would
need them to do something dif-
ferent from removing their shoes.
Maybe put them back on!
With Moses the point was to
show his humility in the pres-
ence of God; he took on a holy
stance that removed the barriers
between himself and holy
ground. This isn't just symbol-
ism. A requirement of being in
God's presence is that we change
both inside and out. Maybe our
stance is part of it, but the
important thing is our attitude
as we come into His presence.
We do change, we ought to
change, we must change. Have
you changed? We must change.
Have you changed by coming
into Christ's presence and ask-
ing Him to forgive you for your
sins and cleanse you from all
The 9th annual O'Bryan
reunion will be held
Saturday, May 6, from 10:00
a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the
Altha Community Center on
Smith St. in Altha. Please
bring a covered dish and
your old photos and join us.
For more information call
Martha O'Bryan at 850-877-
2438 or Janet Williams at
The 48th annual Bailey
Reunion will be held on
Sunday, May 7, at the
Magnolia Baptist Church.
Lunch will begin at 12:30
p.m., so bring your favorite
dish and join us. Looking
forward to seeing you there.
For more information, call
BHS Class of 1964
The Blountstown High
School Class of 1964 will be
having their annual class
reunion at the home of Sam
and Judy Bailey on
Saturday, May 13, at 5:00
p.m. The main menu will be
bar-be-que by Sam.s brother,
Leon. Please bring your
favorite side dish or dessert.
The cost will be $5 each.
RSVP to Judy at 674-2729.
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TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY: Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative recently held its fourth annual Take Our
Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Fifteen children and grand-
children of Cooperative employees participated, including
Jenny Lytle, age 8, daughter of John Lytle of Blountstown.
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and Liberty County
for over 30 years.
A Tradition of Caring
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"
Meaningful Bible Study................. 9:45 AM
Exciting Worship............................. 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship ........................6:00 PM
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
IN)Assembly of God Church
Pastor, Charles Royals
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM
Hwy. 20 West
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 850-674-8254
Blountstown, Florida 850-674-3144
STEVEN D. WARREN, PASTOR
SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM www.dtapps.com/southside/
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Ndon
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
8:00AM & 10:30 PM
19359 SR 71 North, Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5747 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on listing
your church in this
directory, please contact
The County Record
For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041
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Chipola Regional 4
meets May 16
The Chipola Regional Arts
Association's general meeting
and Dutch -Treat luncheon
is open to the public and will
be held in Marianna at Jim's
Buffet and Grill on Tuesday,
May 16, at 11:30.
The program for this
month is the annual "ROAD- '
SHOW" event where mem- \
bers are asked to bring an art
or antique item to share with -
the group. No appraisals will
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The County Record, MAY 3,2006, Page 5
In honor of National Nurse's Week May 6-12....
Esther Stoltzfus shares story
BY ESTHER STOLTZFUS
In honor of Nurse's Week
May 6-12, Blountstown's
Esther Stoltzfus shares this
heart wrenching story of a
typical 48 hours as an emer-
gency. room nurse at
SThe American Dream
Life. Love. Liberty... and
the pursuit of happiness.
Those are the components of
the great American dream.
Emma Lazarus wrote these
healing words, "Give me your
tired, your poor, your strug-
gling masses yearning to
America is the land of
opportunity. People believe
at some deep level that we are
created equal.... and with
enough hard work, effort,,
and maybe some help and
good fortune along the way,
we can possess enough stuff
to be happy. All across the
spectrum, from the very rich'
to the very poor, in America
we are privileged to work to
make our lives better.
But tragedy and death do
not respect wealth, status.
age, or even good health. In
my world as an ER nurse. I
'see that the American Dream
doesn't protect any of us from
the inevitability of grief.
This is a story of two
fathers.. Two children. Wealth
and poverty. And death.
One family came to
America from Mexico. They
probably had nothing and
wanted the American dream
for themselves and their chil-
dren. They were young, ob\i-
ously poor, but in search of a
better life. They found work
either in the vegetable fields
or working in pine straw---in
the piney woods of northwest
Florida. people grow pine
trees and harvest the pine
needles that fall every year.
They are baled (just like hay)
and sold to other Americans -
--all pursuing the Am'erican
dream ---who want neatly
mulched flower beds to com-
plement their neatly mani-
,1 This couple had two girls--
one was a toddler......and the
other was two months old. ..
She was our patient. She -
had rich golden skin, exotic k'r -
almond shaped eyes, and a
head full of ebony colored
hair. They spoke no English
and information I got fromrri
them was translated to me by
dne of our bilingual ER doc-
We got the panicky call on
the radio, "CPR in progress
on a two month old" And that
was all we heard. We got a
room ready .....we had emer- :
agency drugs.......I asked one .
of the skilled pediatric nurs-
es, who is also a flight nurse,
to help me. I don't like doing ESTHER STOLTZFUS,
baby CPR. The baby arrived Emergency Room Nurse
and we did all we could, but
there was nothing wecouldcalledan ambulance to come
do. We gave several rounds of to the.ER---they thought they
drugs, but there was never a needed money to do that,
pulse.' She hadquit breath- which they didn't have. The
ing suddenly while she was dad pulled the crumpled doc-
ing suddenly while she was
with the babysitter. We could- tor'sappotment card from
n't get much history from the his pocket to show us; I saw
babsitter. much history fromthe th a sick feeling to the pit of
The parents arrived later. my stomach that it was for
They had no phone and were the next day. I had no words
difficult to reach: the\ were h comfort. n en we
probably outside somewhere Thevery next ev, eng e
in a fild w i. hen the. _got another call on the radio
,in a fiu.,el. -working. Wrhen Lh".- from the helicopter: "CPR'in
came, the doctor and I went rom the helicopter: CPR
to talk to them. It is always a progress on a 10 \ear old". A
tough job to notify lamil\ youn nurse \\'a assigned to-
their loved one did not m this patient, but she looked
et--- but. \o'he dit is a cale at me \with big eyes. 'Nama
it-- but.Esther (her name for me
who dies it is one of the worst sthe her nme e
jobs I have to do. The parents because I helped tran her).
already had heard from the Please help me!" I wasn't sure
babysitter it was bad..... if I could do this again, but --
The \\lord, of the doctor --I took a deep breath and
were gentle but the\ woere said. "Of course I'll help you"-
er entle but the ere --because in the ER this is
words no parent expects to wae e tE o
hear, Tnm so sorr: \we did what we do. We got the room
everything we could. but she ready, notified the doctor and
didnt make it. The anguish respiratory therapist and
didn't make it." The anguish waited. Soon the stretcher
and grief filled the small rolled inSoth an ashen and
room. The mother had a look rolled in with an ashen and
of shocked numbness: the motionless boy surrounded
of shocked numbness toddlhe by nurses and followed by his
dad cried and the toddler father, who had flown with
cried --confused br rthe them. The father immediately
strangeness of her parents"
actions. The parents explained that his son was
act dio ns. The par n ndri\- ing a satmheeler and it
explained to the doctor that driving a 4-wheeler and it
the had an appointment flipped over on top of him.
the baby had an appointment The father was a doctor. the
to see the doctor because she The father was a doctor the
had been sick: they said she their was a nurse---and
kept getting sicker but the they had started immediate
kept get sicke but ther CPR. The father was amaz-
couldnt get a quickeringly calm throughout the
appointment time. The p.ar- ingl. a
ordeal and sat in a corner 'of
ents didn't seem to under- orde-o sat in a cored us
stand that they could have ,e
Happy 7th Birthday!l
Taylor 'Toy-Toy Waldron
turned seven years old on April
27 She attends Calvary Baptist
Church- in Blountstown. Taylor this
the daughter of Steven and
Mandi Waldron of Clorksville
Maternal grandparents are Terrl
MIoore and Kenneth Hollinger of
Chattanooga. TNI. Her paternal
grandparents are Clyde and
Christine Woadron of Clarksville
Taylor enjoys playing with ner
daddy when he s home and
enjoys playing with her brothers.
Michael and Codi, and sisters,
Kayla. Holey and Alicia
Happy 2nd Birthdayl
Payton Alexander Dullivan
celebrated his second birthday
April 27. Payton is the son of Allan
Dullivan. Jr and La'Tasha Reed
Dullivan .He Is th .grandson of
Eloulse, Reed of Grand Ridge,
, Charlotte Dullivan of Tallohassee,
and Allan DUllian. Sr. of
,Bridgeport. CT. Payton Is the great
grandson of J.T. and Mary Reed.
and the late Eleanor and Henry
Roach of East Liverpool, Oh.
'" Payton celebrated withhis family
and a.host of friends His parents
) would like to thank everyone for
tneir attendance in his celebro-
S, lon and for .ll of the,,wonderful-
'.l an suppo rt.
l Call 674-5041.
Happy "4th" Birthday!!
vlallory Kay Dalton is the
daughter of Eddie and Koylo
Dalton of Altha Ponerral grand-
porents ore Eddie anrd Paricio
Dalton of' Blountstown and the
late Christine Tharpe Dalton Her
great grandmother is Alice Tew of
Blountstown. Ilaternal grandpar-
ents are Rick,. and Karen
Hansford of Altha. Great grand-
parents are L.V and the late
Harold Honsford of Altha ana the
late Bill and Bernice Borfield of
lMollory enlors going to I'lona
and Papa s since she has them
both wrapped around her. Ilile
finger playing with her cousin
Jacob Hansford. and potientl,
waiting on the arrival of her Ilrtle
Brother or sister that will be here
Hoppy -Birthday. Mallory we
Love youl -Mom and Dad ,
HAPPY "10th" BIRTHDAY
May 5, 2006
Love, Mom, Dad & Poppy
work. We worked so hard----
we put in chest'tubes, a tube
to drain his stomach,. we gave
him blood, we gave him IV
fluids, but he never had a
pulse and never breathed.
Once again I went with the
doctor to talk to the pa-ents.
They were quiet and calm---I
think they knew their son
was not going to survive
when they first saw his
These parents had lived
the American Dream. They
had worked hard and had
been able to buy a second
home with extra "toys". The
4-wheeler that their son
drove was a big and expen-
sive 4-wheeler, according to
the man who was the
groundskeeper at their prop-
I thought of the irony. Two
fathers. Two children. Two
One death could have
probably been avoided if the
father. '-had understood
America better; he had no
knowledge of how to navigate
the American medical sys-
*tem. After all, he had just
started: to pursue his
American dream; he had no
wa\ of knowing that some
aspects of American medicine
are almost a nightmare.
On the other hand. the
accomplishment of the
American dream probably
contributed to the death of
the beautiful 10 year old
child. The groundskeeper
stood over his mangled body
and kept saying, tried to
tell him he drove that thing
too fast. I tried to tell him.
but he wouldn't hsten to any-
I was heartsick for days.
There are no words to say to
parents who lose a cluld. The
only redemptive thing for me
was the fact that I knew our
ER staff had provided excel-
lent and competent care. I
knew that in our ER each
child got equal treatment---
the child of poverty and the
child of privilege received the
same treatment-----we didn't
care if they had money to pay
us or not. The American
Dream was not a factor in our
efforts to save these children.
I could sleep at night know-
ing we had done the very best
we could dofor both of these
Events like these make me
remember this: Life is short
and meant to be lived well. A
good day is filled with smiles,
hugs, words of kindness, and
service to others. As a nurse,
I am blessed that this is part
of the job I am expected to do.
The supervisor and staff of the Calhoun;
County Elections Office will be unavailable-
during regular office hours from Tuesday,
May 9, through Thursday, May 11 .:
During this time we will receive mandatory
training on the new disability-access votingi
machines (touch screen) required by.
Florida law and the Help America Vote Act. '
On these days, the office will be open and staffed from,
8 a.m. to: noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.' by a,
temporary employee who will take messages that we'
will handle after class each day.
The supervisor of elections may be available by
appointment as early as 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. before:
class and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. after class each day.
Please call 674-8568 if you need to make an
appointment for one of those days.
Anyone with urgent concerns while we are out may-
contact Margie Laramore evenings at home at 762-
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during this three-day period.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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The County Record, MAY 3, 2006, Page 6
Blountstown native named Director of Player Personnel
Goodman promoted with
Denver Broncos football
Are you ready for some football?
Spring training got underway at Bowles Field in Blountstown
Monday afternoon. The Tigers, under Head Coach Greg
Jordan, will hold a scrimmage game May 19, Above, Josh Lee
runs through a drill.
Dover reels in 35.6 Ib. Flathead
Congratulations Brad Dover on
your big 35.6 pound flathead cat-
fish. I know it looks like you showed
me up, "your dad", but I was just a
Anthony Wyrick bags first turkey
Anthony Wyrick, 9, killed his first
turkey April 22 while hunting with
his grandfather, Jerry Wyrick. The
turkey had an eight and a half
inch bread and one and a quar-
invited to trail
meeting May 15
All area horse owners are
invited to attend a trail riding
Monday, May 15, at 6:30
p.m., at the Calhoun County
Extension Office (across from
the Courthouse), 20816
Central Ave. E, Blountstown.
The first meeting in April
was a great success with 19
attendees and more calling
in, wanting to join. Come
join the trail riding organiza-
tion for a TRil and education-
al tiune with fellow horse
At the next meeting, there
will be open discussion on a
number of organizational
topics, such as: by-laws for
an association, trail courtesy
and safety rules, names for
the organization, and choos-
ing educational and event
activities for the organization
for the first year.
Come out and join in with
helping to organize and build
an area wide trail riding
organization. Everyone is
welcome and bring a friend.
Call 674-8323 for more infor-
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The Denver Broncos on
Tuesday named veteran team
administrator Jim Goodman
as Director of Player
Personnel, Head Coach Mike
Goodman, a native of
Blountstown, is entering his
Broncos in .'
2006 after .
C o e ge JIM GOODMAN
first four years (1998-2001)
with the Broncos' organiza-
tion, Goodman worked as an
area scout for the club evalu-
ating the South region.
Goodman will work very
closely with General Manager
Ted Sundquist, Assistant
General Manager Rick Smith
and Coach Shanahan in all
aspects of player personnel
evaluation and acquisition.
Goodman was hired by the
Broncos in May 1998 after
four seasons on the coaching
staff of Rice University, where
his duties also included coor-
dinating the program's
recruiting efforts. Goodman
coached the tight ends and
special teams all four years
(1994-97) and added the
duties of wide receivers coach
for the 1997 season.
Goodman was an associ-
ate athletic director in charge
of football recruiting at
Clemson University from
1991-93 and also coached
the school's kickers. He was
an assistant athletic director
in charge of recruiting and
high school relations at the
University of Florida from
1989-90 and was recruiting
coordinator and wide
receivers coach 'at the
University of Arkansas from
Goodman began his
coaching career at Vanguard
High School (1974-75) in
Ocala, Fla., before moving
into the collegiate ranks at
the University of North
Alabama (1976-78). He then
served as head coach and
athletic director at Marion
(Ala.) Institute Junior College
Goodman coached outside
linebackers at the U.S. Air
Force Academy under Ken
Hatfield in 1981 before
accepting the head coaching
position at Valdosta (Ga.)
State in 1982. He also served
as associate athletic director
at Valdosta State before
accepting the full-time athlet-
ic director's position in 1985.
Goodman, 54, holds an
associate's degree from
Chipola Junior College
(1972), a bachelor of science
degree in physical education
from Florida (1974) and a
master's degree in education
administration from North
Goodman is the son of
Edna Goodman Atkins and
the late C.D. Goodman Sr. of
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The County Record, MAY 3,2006, Page 7
First time in Altha School history...
Cats are district champs!!
BY JIM MclNTOSH
SNEADS, APRIL 27- Ethan
Byler, Noah Byler, and Tad
Scott's three bombs (a.k.a.,
homeruns) helped to secure
the Altha Wildcats' (11-13, 4-
1 District 3) first baseball dis-
trict championship as they
defeated the Sneads Pirates
(9-14, 2-4 District 3), 13-3,
for the District 3, Class 2A
trophy last Thursday rught. It
took them only 1:38 to
accomplish their memorable
By 'virtue. of finishing in
first place in the district dur-
ing the regular season, Altha
received the bye in Tuesday's
first round of tournament
play and they were the home
team for the championship
Sneads had advanced to
the championship game after
having beaten Blountstown,
S 15-10. on Tuesday night.
Wildcat ace, Keith
.Kirkpatrick (8-2), who was
S second in the Big Bend with
87 strikeouts before
Thursday's game, pitched his
seventh complete game. He
Only allowed three hits,
issued three walks and gave
Sup only two earned runs.
As the action got under-
way. Kirkpatrick knocked
down a hot shot back to him
and flipped the ball over to
first baseman Matt Maxwell
for the first out of the game.
Sneads' Taylor Edge singled
through the right side and
Kirkpatrick issued his first
walk to the next batter. Brad
Douglas. However. he would
sit down the next two batters
as they both looked at strike
In the bottom of the first,
Kirkpatrick would reach first
base on a passed ball. With
two cuts Noah Byler jacked a
two-run homer over the left
center field fence to begin the
Wildcats' scoring frenzy.
Sandwiched in between
two more Kirkpatrick strike-
outs, center fielder Gary
Chew turned in the web gem
of. the night in the second
inning. The Pi-ates,:;Biandob
Kiikland, hit a dying quail to
right center field. On a dead
run Chew scooped it off the
top of the grass to sit the
Pirates down in order.
Sneads would knot the
score 2-2 in the third inning.
Jason Moore drew a lead off
walk. Matt Neel's seeing-eye
single found a hole on the left
side. A sacrifice Lly by Taylor
Edge allowed Moore to score
Sneads'-first run of the game.
After Kirkpatrick rung up his
fifth strikeout of the evening
he issued a walk. With a
pinch runner on first Sneads'
Pat Jones hit. a dribbler back
to Kirkpatrick but he over-
threw first base. However.
Wildcats' right fielder, Tony
Golden was backing up the
play. As the base runner,
McAlpin was rounded
third base; Golden threw a
laser to catcher Noah Byler
and gunned him down at the
plate for' the third out of the
Kirkpatrick would help his
own cause in Wildcats' third
inning. He ripped a double
over the center fielder's head.
Maxwell followed by smash-
ing a single to right center
field. Then Tad Scott brought
in his first of four runs on the
night when Kirkpatrick came
home on Scott's single to left
center field. Next, Noah Byler
reached on a fielder's choice
that moved Maxwell to third
and Scott was forced out at
second for the inning's first
out. The second fielder's
choice in a row allowed sec-
ond baseman Josh Mclntosh
to- reach first and pick up a
RBI as Scott scored. However.
B;ler was forced out at sec-
ond base and a Wildcat
strikeout ended the inning.
In the top of the fourth
inning, Sneads' Matt Lanier
would fly out to Chew and
Kirkpatrick would pick up
two more strikeouts-one
swinging and, one looking-to
set down the side in order.
The Wildcats would blow
the game open in the home
half 'of the fourth inning.
Tony Golden started the five-
run inning with an infield
single to the left side. The
next batter. Matt Alford,. sin-
gled through the left side.
G6lden reached second base
drn an eiror by the third base-
rman and Alford advanced to
'second on a fielder' choice. A
balk by Sneads' southpaw
Sptcher, Brandon Kirkland (1-
.-9)F',i allowed .'Golden to touch-
i.r 'te dish for Altha's fifth run
and moved Alford to third.
With one out Kirkpatrick
reached on a shortstop error
and it allowed Alford to score.
Next, Matt Maxwell drew a
walk. On his next at bat,
shortstop T'ad Scott left no
doubt about the Wildcats'
championship as he took the
first pitch he- saw: and.
cranked a three-run' home-
run over the left center field-
er. That gave Altha a 9-2 lead
and it ended the pitching
Sneads at the game!) and
helped them to become
District Champions! Also,
they would like to thank
Coaches Arthur and Ben
Faurot for all they have done
to help them reach this mem-
orable goal in their high
The coaches and team
would like to give a special
thank you to Jim McIntosh
who is Altha's baseball
announcer and who also so
often does these play-by-
plays for us.
Prior to the district tour-
nament, the Cats took care of
business on the baseball dia-
mond as they ended their
regular season by shutting
out their last three oppo-
nents. and ending with a 10-.
ALTHA, APRIL 17 On
Senior Day the Altha
Wildcats,(8-13) honored their
only senior, Matt Alford, and
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALTHA SCHOOL HISTORY, the Wildcats have captured the district
championship title with a 13-3 win over the Sneads Pirates. Above, team members and
fans celebrate the victory and pose with their championship trophy. The Cots were set
to face Wewo Tuesday night in the regional quarterfinals (details were unavailable, at
duties for Kirkland. Sneads
Matt Neel came on in relief of
Kirkland and got Byler out on
a comebacker to him.
Mclntosh reached on a single
to right field but third base-
man Cale Chafin grounded
out to end the inning.
After Sneads' Jason Moore
fanned to start off the fifth
inning. Neel deposited the
first pitch he saw over the left
centerfield fence for a solo
homerun. Taylor Edge fol-
low'ed with a.,ground out to
Maxwell and Brad Douglas
wva' caugfit looking a't
Kirkpatrick's curve ball.
Leading off the home half
of the fifth inning. Tony
Golden was issued a free
pass to first base. Next, sen-
ior left fielder Matt Alford
scorched a double to left cen-
terfield. With one out.
Kirkpatrick hit a high-hopper
over the third baseman's
head for a two run double
that scored Golden and
Alford. Maxwell was hit by a
pitch and Scott walked to
first, loading the bases again
for the Wildcats. Byler lifted a
rainmaker sacrifice fly to left
field, which allowed
Kirkpatrick to score Altha's
twelfth run of the game.
In the top of the sixth
inning Sneads' Logan Bradley
would fly out to Mclntosh at
second base. Pat Jones
walked to first base. The
Wildcats' Kirkpatrick would
strike out Matt Lanier looking
and Kirkland would go down
With one out freshman
pinch-hitter Ethan Byler
stepped to the plate. He
blasted, a no-doubter, game-
ending solo homerun over the
left center fielder. With
Ethan's bomb the ten-run
rule in effect, the Wildcats
celebrated their 13-3 victory.
Three Wildcat batters had
a 2 for 3 performance at the
plate. Keith Kirkpatrick was
2 for 3, including 2 doubles
and 3 RBI. Tad Scott was 2
for 3 with a run scored, a
three-run homerun and 4
RBI. Matt Alford was 2 for 3
with two runs scored and a
The Wildcats hosted the
Wewa Gators last night
(Tuesday) in regional quarter-
finals play (details unavail-
able at press tiree.
The last two years the
Wildcats had played in the
Class IA championship game
and advanced to the regional
quarterfinals as runners-up.
In 2004 the heart of the team
was comprised mostly of
eighth graders and then
freshmen last year. This is
the Wildcats' first year of
competition in Class 2 A
(they are only 10.students
over the IA classification.).
As head coach Arthur Faurot
said, 'We played a tough
schedule with some.bigger 2A
schools but that has made us
a better team at this point in
The Wildcats would like to
thank all of the fans that
packed out the' home side
(Altfia had more fans than
they hosted the Aucilla
Christian Warriors (17-6) of
Monticello, the #4 ranked
team in Class 1A. Having
beaten the Warriors earlier in
the season, 8-3, the Wildcats
were looking for the sweep
and they got it in the form of
a shut out, 3-0.
improved his record to 7-2 by
pitching his sixth complete
game of the year. Of the 29
batters he faced, he scattered
five hits, fanned five of them,
and issued no walks.
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The County Record, MAY 3, 2006, Page 8
BLOUNTSTOWN | A Mattress"
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS UNTSTN May 5-6, BHS
The stage is set, the lights
are warming up and the
actors are nervous and pre-
pared, ready to present
Blountstown High School's
spring musical, "Once Upon a
Mattress", Friday and
Saturday night, May 5-6. Both
performances start at 7:00,
doors will open at 6:30. Tickets
can be purchased at the BHS
front office or from an actor
for $5, or on the night of the
shows for $6. The play offers a
slightly twisted version of the
classic tale, The Princess and
the Pea. Come find out what
happened...once upon a
At right, Jessica Fields and
Nic Myers rehearse their love
song, Yesterday I Loved You.
FBLA MEMBERS (from left) Wesley Petty, Maegan Davis, Jay Sweinhart, Kori Edewaard, Holly
- Jeppson, Amanda Senterfitt, Nic Tomlinson, and Nick Hauversburk recently attended the Future
Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Orlando. They were accompanied
by their sponsor, Debra Perdue.
Sophomore Class Officers
All of the candidates for
Sophomore class offices next
year ran unopposed. Officers
for next year's 10th grade
President: Hailey Moravek
STreasurer Ellen Williams
Secretary r Megan
We want to thank these
Students for their willingness
Chorus presents "Tigers in
SOn Monday, April 24, the
-Blountstown High School
Chorus teamed up with the
Blountstown Middle School
Chorus to present their con-
Scert entitled, 'Tigers in the
Mix.' The performance
included two group perform-
ances from each chorus, as
well as solo performances
from high school chorus
members Michael Guilford,
SDiainna Glaze, Aubrey
Clemons, and Caitlin
Sanders, and middle school
chorus member Karis Smith.
As a special treat, Adam
Richards and Sarah Hatcher,
who were voted "Most
Talented" by their senior
class, performed a duet of
'They Can't Take That Away,"
made popular by Frank
Sinatra. As a grand finale,
the two choruses joined
together onstage and
"brought the house down"
With a performance of "Praise
Him!" composed by Dr.
Roosevelt Escalante. Dr.
Escalante was this year's
director at the Stetson
.UUniversity Honors Chorus
Clinic where seven BHS cho-
rus members attended this
past fall. Both Choruses are
Sunder the direction of Mrs.
L- -Jessica Metcalf
Blountstown High School
-,Guidance Department will
-hold a Freshmen Class
Meeting on Tuesday, May 9,
:at 5:00 P.M. in the BHS
iJune 24 at BHS
> The "Queens With A
SCause" committee invites
girls between the ages of 5-23
in the surrounding area to
participate in the 2006 Miss
Pageant. The pageant is set
Sfor June 24 at 2:00 P.M. CST
at the Blountstown High
There will be two pageant
sign-ups held in May for any
that is interested in partici-
ipating in the pageant. The
-'first sign-up will be held at
,Veterans Memorial Civic
Center in Liberty County at
4:00 p.m. CST on May 8,
:12006. The second sign-up
*will be at the Blountstown
OHigh School Auditorium at
",5:00 p.m. CST on May 11,
SAnyone interested in par-
'ticipating is urged to attend.
:The director will. be available
-at both meetings to answer
,any questions: Entry fee is
"$35.00 and the deadline to
:enter is June 2, 2006.
Auditorium. This meeting is
intended for current 9th
grade students and should
last no longer than one hour.
Some of the topics that we
will discuss are graduation
options, and Bright Futures
Parents are encouraged to
attend with their students.
Also, Mr. Emory Smith
with the Barbizon National
Lecture Program will be at
Blountstown High School on
Thursday, May 11, from
11:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.
He will be available to answer
questions and provide infor-
mation about the industry of
modeling and acting.
FBLA Members Attend
From April 21-24, BHS's
Chapter of Future Business
Leaders of America sent a
team consisting of Sponsor
Debra Perdue, Maegan Davis,
Amanda Senterfitt, Kori
Edewaard, Holly Jeppson,
Nic Tomlinson, Nick
Hauversburk, Jay Sweinhart,
and Wesley Petty to the State
Leadership Conference in
Students competed with
other members and learned
valuable information about
this nationally recognized
organization. Students also
heard from motivational
speakers and enjoyed the
experience of staying at the
Rosen Plaza Hotel. All in all,
the members that attended
this year's State Leadership
Conference enjoyed four days
of fun and learning in the big
city of Orlando!
May 3 Awards Day
May 4 Daytime perform-
ance of Once Upon a
May 4 Senior/Faculty
dinner at 6:00 P.M.
May 5 Last Day for
May 5/6 Night perform-
ances of Once Upon a
May 8/10 Senidr Exams
May 12 -Graduation prac-
tice from 8:00 tol:00
May 14 Baccalaureate at
May 17/19 Semester
Exams for. freshmen, sopho-
mores, and juniors
May 18 Graduation at
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Principal Darryl Taylor, Jr. announces...
THE NEW DENTAL CLINIC AT THE LIBERTY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
recently celebrated their opening with a coloring contest for students
in first through fourth grades in Calhoun and Liberty counties. The win-
ners' artwork, in the junOle theme of the dental clinic, will be on display
there throughout the year. The clinic is located behind the health
department in Bristol and accepts Medicaid patients from birth to 21
years of age. For more information, call 643-2415, ext. 241. An open
house will be hdld May 16. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 10
a.m. EST with Representative Marti Coley attending. Above, Altha
School winners include (from left) Porter Smith, Marisa Marshall, Bretf
Crumpler, and Tristin Williams. They are pictured with Dr. Jeremy Lewis.
Dr. Jeremy' Lewis is srih.Awn .ithn BES winners (from left) Tanner Peacockc
Hole', Hebert. Collie Horrigill Orid Lono Rae Wc.ccd
Carr School winners pictured witn Dr. lererny Lewis include (from left)
Savarnnahr TaIlcr. Jacob 0 Br.an. Tessa Daniels and Julie Smith.
Eighth grade students
recently received their writing
results from the FCAT
Writing test that was admin-
istered in February.
Blountstown Middle School
eighth grade students aver-
aged a score of 3.8 and the
Florida state average was 4.0.
The Department of
Education has set a score of
3.5 as a proficiency level.
Seventy-seven percent of
Blountstown Middle School
eighth graders scored at or
above this proficiency level.
Students received a copy of
their score on Tuesday. April
23. Parents may contact
Stephanie Brogden at 674-
8234 at Blountstown Middle
School for additional infor-
and Science FCAT scores are
expected to be m around the
middle of May. Reports will
be sent home as soon as they
Retirement for Mr. James
Mr. James Hawkins. who
has been the custodian at
Blountstown Middle School
for 16 years. retired on
Friday. April 28th.
Taking Mr. Hawkins' place
will be Mr. Gene Barfield.
Blountstown Middle School
wishes Mr. Hawkins a happy
reUrement and welcomes Mr.
Barfield as part of the
Blountstown Middle School
Principal Darryl Taylor, Jr.
is pleased to announce the
honor roll at Carr School.
'A' Honor Roll
First grade: Bradley
Bates, Seth Brown, Vaughn
Second grade: Morgan
LaWarre, Sarah Pitts, Nicole
Bryne, Victoria Fields, Anna
Hassig, Greyson McCroan,
Third grade: Cierra
Brown, Emily Childress,
Hannah Plazarin, Jacob
Woodham, Wyatt Ratliff,,
Sarah Davis, Santana Lee,
Fourth grade: Ryan
Flowers, Missy Newsome,
Cassidy Odom, Faith
Plazarin, Jalissia Ruiz,
Seventh grade: Jake Hall,
Stewart Herndon, David
Leonard, Katelin McFarland.
Dillon Shinberger, Chris
Eighth grade: Kevin
Alday. Con' Baldwin, Anna
Kelley, Michael Leonard,
John Tharpe. Krystal Yon.
'A/B' Honor Roll
First grade: Hunter
Bailey, Caleb Chason, Austin
Mallory, Joseph Matheney,
Laine Nichols, Julie Smith,,
Cody Varnum, Mark Wilson,
Adriana Mayo, Joshua
Odom, Garrett Starr, Taylor
Vaughn, Allen Williams,
Second grade: Jessica
Deans, Jeremy Wilson, Tessa
Daniels, Sky Pickron, Jamie
Ross, Dawn Starr, Destiny
Third grade: Cailey Atwell
Alicia Lyles, Devin McCoy,
Sixth grade: Jake Davis,
Brianna Harris, Cortney
Harris, Travis Hays, Blake
White, Kaycee Yon.
Seventh grade: Cody
Baldwin, Caitlin Crocker,
Dillon Guilford, Lacy
Maclean, Aleena McCoy,
Tyler Keith McCoy, Karen
Morgan, Jeremy O'Bryan,
Rebecca Pitts, Kala Sewell,
Ross Starpton. Jodie Willis,
Eighth grade: Summer,
Attaway, Quinn Sege
Ashley Simco, Ariel Cutch
SSome 371 students were
eligible for graduation at
Chipola College at the end of
the spring semester.
Graduation exercises are
scheduled for Thursday, May
4 at 7 p.m. in the Milton
Johnson Health Center.
Counted as members of
the class are all who complet-
ed their degrees or vocational
certificates from Dec. "05 to
May '06 or who will complete
work at Chipola during the
summer of '06. The class
includes the following from
Calhoun and Liberty:
Associate in Arts
Barbara Catherine Brown,
Shanae Coins, Keith Marlow.
Amber Nichols, Michelle
Elizabeth Smith, Caleb
Dewayne Tolbert. Jordan
Baggett, Lisa *Marie Britt.
James Earl Duvall. Rebecca
Hambly. Matthew Hand.
Jodie Christopher Lee. Sean
Jessica Ann Page. Kristin
Jeanne Peacock. Pamela
Russell. Beena Syed. Diana
Blackburn. Kelly LeAnn
Brookins, Ashley Renee'
Durham, Kenneth Edwards,
Jessica Nicole Garcia,
Chrystal Chason Geary.
Robert Glover, Erica Nobles.
Marci Rae Rankin. Jerica
Schmarje, Larry Evan Shuler,
Hope McGee Wilkes. .
Associate in Science
Baggett, Michael Coxwell,
Debra Duncan, Lisa Kay
Bristol- Michelle Lee
Blackburn, Deborah Marie:
Kern. Krysti Summer Shuler.
Birch. lichael Miller.
C I a r-ksv i I I e Levi
;rs, Kristi Grumbling, Amanda
en, Kelley, Jeremy Pate.
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The Calhoun County School Board pro-
poses to amend its policies for the
Calhoun County Schools as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
CHAPTER 8 AUXILIARY SERVICES
Addition of Policy:
8.502 Prequalification Of Contractors
For Educational Facilities Construction
This is a new policy which describes the
Criteria, Procedures, Application Process,
Initial Issuance of Certificate, Renewal of
Certificate, Conditions for Delinquency.
Causes for Suspension or Revocation and
the Appeal Process concerning the
Prequalification of Construction
Contractors. This proposed policy may be
viewed in its entirety at the Calhoun County
School Board Office.
1001.41. 1001.42, F.S.
LAW(S) IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43. F.S.
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULESS:
A hearing will be held on the above amend-
ment In the Courthouse in Blountstown.
Florida at the Regular School Board meeting
beginning at 5:00 P.M.. C. S. T.. Tuesday,
May 9. 2006.
Willie A. Brown. Chairman
Calhoun County School Board
Mary Sue Neves. Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools
April 12. 19, 26: May 3. 2006
PROJECT # 14.097
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids from
any qualified person, company or corpora-
tion Interested In constructing the following
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc. 324 Marina Drive, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid
must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida
Statutes, on public entity crimes.
This project Is a roadway widening and
All bidders shall be FDOT Qualified per
Section 2-1 of the FDOT Standard
Specifications for Road and Bridge
Construction, latest edition.,
Completion date for this project will be
120 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to com-
plete the project on the specified date will be
set at $200.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this
is a sealed bid, the bld number and what
the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 3:30 P.M.
(CST), on May 16, 2006, at the Calhoun
County Clerk's Office, Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Room 130. Blountstown. Florida 32424. and
will be opened and read aloud on May 16,,
2006 at 5:00 P.M. (CST),
Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
$25.00 per set and Is non-refundable.
Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-
The Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids. and to ac lcpt thl bt i thi.i 11 I llltir
judcgment will I, In llte liesl itlresr of
If you have any questions, plactse cll David
Kennedy at (850) 227-7200.
April 26: May 3. 2006
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
a WriL of Execution Issued in Calhoun
Court. of Calhoun County. Florida, on the
27th day of October, 2005. In the cause
wherein Cristobel Bush was the plaintiff
and Wade White was defendant, being Case
No. S2005-0140. in said Court, I. David L.
Tatum. As Sheriff of Calhoun County.
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title.
and interest of the defendant. Wade White in
and to the following described personal
1983 GMC PICKUP
I shall offer this property for sale, on the
steps of the Courthouse. County of
Calhoun. State of Florida, on the 25th dlay of
May 2006 at the hour of 9:00 a.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for
sale all the said defendant. Wade White's
right, title and interest In the aforesaid per-
sonal property, at public auction and will
sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior
liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any
to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN
HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as
may be to the payment of costs and the sat-
isfaction of the above-described execution.
David L. Tatum
Sheriff. Calhoun County
April 26: May 3. 10. 17. 2006
R & R WAREHOUSES
NOTICE OF SALE
On May 12. 2006 at 10:00 a.m. (CST). R &
R Warehouses will dispose of the contents
((3) storage units from Bristol and (4) stor-
age units from Blountstown at R & R
Warehouses in Blountstown at 19382 SR 20
W. (850) 674-5478.
The units are believed to contain house-
hold and/or personal property of the follow-
All units not paid in full by this date will
be disposed of. THERE WILL BE NO AUC-
April 26; May 3, 2006
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public
auction on May 15. 2006 at 10:00 a.m.
1993 Olds Eighty Eight
Blue in Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker
Service, 17311 N.E. Pear Street.
Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
PH: 850-674-TOWS (8697).
May 3. 2006
ALTHA TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
The citizens of the Town ofAltha are invited to our
council meeting on Tuesday May the 9th at 6:00 p.m.
We will be discussing the revision of our water &
garbage rates. The council wants to hear from you, and
explain to you why we have to revise the utility rates.
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, do hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION will be held in
CALHOUN County, State of Florida, on the SEVENTH
day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 2
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Senator: District 6
State Representative: District 7
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices
First District Court of Appeal, Retention of Four
Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3
Chipola River Soil and Water Conservation District:
Groups 1,2 and 5
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 2, 3 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Apr. 22: Debra Scott, possession of cocaine; Abdullah Muhammad, grand theft; Albert Milton,
disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence; James Waites, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowledge, violation of probation
Apr. 23: Seth Ryan Fisher, possession of prescription drugs without prescription, Jorge Suniga, C O R N E R S
no valid drivers license; Steven Swearengin, DUI; David Parker, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Crystal Stinson, possession of less than 20 grams in su
of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Anturo Rivera, io valid drivers license; Arturo Huenta, no 1 T S aTC
valid drivers license, Christian Villarreal, no valid drivers license, Lamar Bell, resisting arrest with- o n car i
Apr. 24: Mauro Acasta, failure to appear, violation of probation: Pamela L'Heureux, failure to
appear; Charles Lowdes, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana; George Hill, DUI
Apr. 25: Thomas Dawsey, domestic battery; Michael Hand, DUI, driving while license suspend- o o co ette rates
ed or revoked with knowledge; Beimar Munoz, no valid drivers license; Andrew L. Davis, disor- 'Ir to me for competitive rates
derly intoxication i and the right coverage and see why
Apr. 26: Phyllis Swearington, principal to obtain controlled substance by deception; Darlena K. more people choose State Farm.
Tillery, failure to appear; Cation Green, violation of probation; Freddie Harbin, aggravated bat- more people c e CalltdS e
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Apr. 27: Allana N Carroll, medicinal drug obtained by fraud; Phillip Mitchell, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana; Rhonda Lisa Maston, violation of probation 1 Agen
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Apr. 22: Debra Jean Scott, hold for CCSO Blountstown. FL 32424
Apr. 23: Jennifer Pauline Beck, DUI, possession less than 20 grams of marijuana; Kenneth Bus: 850-674-5375
Edward Hires, Jr., warrants; Julie Danielle Smith, DUI, DWLSR, refusal to submit to breath test, chris.kohlsaaLhxb4@statefarm.com
resisting arrest without violence; Crystal Ann Stinson, holding for CCSO
Apr. 25: Darlena Kay Tillery, holding for CCSO; Sheila M. Sneads, violation of probation
Apr. 26: Tnsh Hires, protective custody
Apr. 27: Jimmy L. Douglas, domestic battery; Allana Nicole Carroll, holding for CCSO; Phyllis I-
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The County Record, MAY 3, 2006, Page 11
"- -Ld New legislation to
S ~-"'" qextend Medicare
Medicare Rural Hea Congressman Allen .Boyd
ral Hea (D-North Florida) has
Provider Paymen announced legislation
Extension Act extending important
Medicare payment provisions
(H.R'. 5118) set to expire that impact
'A. rural healthcare. The
S- Medicare Rural Health
Provider Payment Extension
-.:..-..Act (HR 5118) would extend
certain Medicare payment
relief to rural healthcare
'. providers through 2011.
"Access to affordable,
T 'quality healthcare is of great
importance to me and the
people of North Florida," said
Congressman Boyd. "Since
many rural providers rely on
Medicare to keep their doors
CONGRESSMAN BOYD, CO-CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RURAL CAUCUS, joins his col- open, we need to ensure that
leagues of the Rural Health Care Coalition to discuss the Medicare Rural Health Provider
Payment Extension Act. See MEDICARE, page 13
Doris Ebersole shares story offaith, hope, and survival
BY DORIS EBERSOLE
As our two neighboring
communities prepare to come
together this weekend for the ,,
Cancer Society Relay for Life,
Doris Ebersole of Blountstown ,
shares her story of faith, R
hope, and survival.
It seemed like all of a sud-
den it was there a lump in
my breast. When my physi-
cian checked me, I heard the
alarm in her voice. She
arranged for me to have fur-
ther tests within a few hours
and called the next morning '-"
with the radiologist report-
I was scheduled to see a
surgeon in a few days. My than li
son was getting married in a rest.
week and extended family "Please
were coming to celebrate seem t
Christmas with us the follow- finally
ing week. The flurry of activi- a gift I
ties helped me quell the it was
alarm signals, but foreboding W\hen
questions nagged in the sayinm
background. Somehow I and
knew this was serious. Sudde
The evening before the around
surgery my family and a few just di
friends gathered around me. Wh
and' I "was'' enveloped .in' report
prayer. I distinctly recall my ginal
daughter's prayer bestowing the ur
on me a "peace that passes dealt a
understanding." The next cancel
morning we had an hour's Again.
drive to the surgical center. He ger
The closer we got. the more repeat
anxious I felt. However, when better
I was wheeled to the operat- some
ing room. surrounded by the the ra
stark reality of gowned staff became
and bright lights, my last rec- was i
collection was one of being pleas.
transported back to our living basked
room surrounded by the weary
comfort of prayer. I was soarec
%wrapped in peace. ponde
The first words I heard in The
recovery were the matter-of- face-to
fact statement of the sur- cancel
geon: "You've had a mastecto- my so
my." Then he w\as gone. But I surgery
felt no alarm, and rested return
peacefully. I arosi
I went home under the feeluig
care of my husband, who had encou
just completed his training in ful. ba
a nursing program. My fami- invigol
ly and friends cared for my please
every physical need. I was,so stopped
wean' and longed for rest. visit a
but sleep escaped me as my her lif
mind reeled out-of-control. in her
Time and again I heard my to tell
S Savior whisper, "Come unto prayer
me-and I will give you rest." shares
But.demands were calling: I. I was I
couldn't seem to quiet my Praise
spirit, and insomnia ensued. Tha
Unable to do .much more and I
ie in bed. still I couldn't
Pleading with God.
e let me rest." He didn't
to regard my demand. I
realized that rest was
He was offering me. but
up to me to receive it.
I submitted in trust
. "I rest in You." peace
enly all the things
d me waiting to be done
didn't matter so much.
en the pathologist
came back with mar-
positive lymph nodes,
ncertaintv of my future
a blow. I had hoped that
r was past tense for me.
I did battle with God.
ntly reminded me of my
ed prayer to know Him
and my longing to
how come apart from
at race of my life. It
ie very clear that He
ndeed answering those
In the days following, I
d in His care. I was so
in body. but my spirit
I. In solitude I read.
red, and prayed.
en suddenly I came
o-face with another
r in my life a cancer in
ul. One week following
.y I was scheduled for a
I visit with the surgeon.
e that morning actually
P energetic. I was so
raged. It was a beauti-
tlmy day the fresh air
rating. The doctor w'as
d with my progress. I
ed by the hospital to
dear friend fighting for
e in ICU. She had vigor
weakened voice, eager
l me of an answered
r concern we had
d. We rejoiced together.
hopeful of her recovery.
welled up within me.
it evening my husband
sat down to' watch the
ten o'clock news. when the
blow struck. Marlin. who had
been seizure-free for almost
nine months, had a severe
epileptic attack. Intense
anger erupted in my soul. I
wanted to scream at God,
"Why now of all times'?
Marlin's supposed to drain
my tubes in a few minutes,
but he's in convulsions and
unconscious. Isn't this can-
cer enough how can You be
I stormed into the kitchen
and frantically busied myself
cleaning up. aware that I was
repeating a useless pattern of
busying myself to drown my
problems. knowing it would-
n't work this time I couldn't
go to work the next day and
return to normal. It was late.
so instead of calling a friend.
I waited, fuming. In time
Marlin came around and we
managed to stumble to bed.
The sun already set upon my
wrath. Needless to say, I had
a restless night. But the next
day. I had time to think. I
knew that the intensity of my
anger was about much more
than the incident of the previ-
ous night. There was a can-
cer in niy soul that was far
more unsettling than the
trauma in my body. I focused
on seeking God's face in
reflection He showed me how
I had been deceived.
From early childhood I had
come to believe that I was on
my own. My mother was
taken away and my father.
not knowing how to live with
his grief and the care of five
youngchildren, became more
distant and angry. The can-
cer cells of anger and bitter-
ness. planted in the fertile
soil of disappointment. fear
and loneliness, grew in the
dark recesses of my soul. In
adolescence, my father
remarried. Hopes of having a
caring mother in our home
buoyed my spirit only to be
crushed underfoot. Bad
became worse. The message
"no one understands, you're
on your own" competed \\ith
scripture promise I was
taught in Sunday School.
Church was priority to my
dad. The outside of the cup
had to appear sparkling
clean, but cancer cells of pre-
tense, frustration, and confu-
sion festered underground.
And then I got married
with unrealistic expectations
that this man in my life could
bring happiness to my topsy-
turvy existence. Now thirty-
three years later, I was still
"Relay for Lie" set
battling depression and
Now in these quiet hours
of reflection. I was finally lis-
tening more intently to the
voice of God. "I am your
refuge and strength. a very
present help in trouble. Cast
all your care on Me. I care for
you. I \will never leave you or
forsake you." Words I had
learned in childhood became
a lifespring of joy as I repent-
ed of my demand that others
come through for me tn ways
that only God .Amighty can
The surgical kmfe of God's
word cuts to the quick. but
the same tool is like an
embalming oil to heal the
wound. Recovery is ongoing.
but the Great Physician is
always present with encour-
agement and the promise
that. in the end. I will be
God rewrote the text of my
life when I opened the book of
my heart to His eyes. (From
Psalms 18 The Messagel.
Have Your Auto
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If you can answer "yes" to the questions
below, you may qualify for one of our
preferred auto insurance companies and save
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Do you have a clean driving record with no
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If you qualify, please come by or give us a
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17555 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL
ACROSS FROM BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
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The American Cancer disease. The opening cere- nized by a lighted luminaria ^ 5S f in.w' dl'^ AB CID
Society Relay, For, Life of inonv includes an, opening displayed at the Relay for Life A IS UU!IISHI ECUwrPStlSPYBeR 0
Calhohn/iberity, ."Counties lap. by'cancer survivors to evenLt. Luni naria S3contribu- :
l held .in': ristol at the celebrate, their success A 'tions can be made6v by con-IIOA, '37 lB-Ii'' illCR F ,.v.
Liberty-:.'ounty High School
Football fleld on May 5th and
6th'starting at 6:00 p.m. EST
on the. 5th aind ending at
noon'on the 6th. Admission.
is free.' We wbuld like to
invite everyorie:to attend and
enjoy' the '.fun, food, enter-
tainment .arid .'.children's
Relay For Life' is a fun-
filled .. overnightt event
designed to-4c'elebrate sur-"
vivorship andsraise money to
help the American Cancer
Society save lives, help those
who have .been touched by
cancer., anr.dempower Indviqd-
; uals'to fight back against this
Survivorship dinner is sched- acting a Relay For Life team
uled after the opening lap is member or'Jariice Graham.
completed. Ve invite you to Luminaria Chair. at 762-
come out and erljoy plenty of 3356.
entertainment including Lisa. Please, contact Wes
Yon, Sarah Hatcher, the Johnston, Event Chairman
SWebb's, Amy Allen, an Elvis at 762-9620 or Joann
impersonator. etc. 'Children's Roberson, Team
.activities will include the Development Chair, at 762-
moonvwalk. and slide. A spe- 3377, or Je'rr Money at 643-
cial Luminaria Ceremony will 5306 if you have any ques-
be -held to recognize those tions or need more informa-
touched by cancer. tion.
Individual or companies can For information on cancer.
make contributions in memo- call the American Cancer
ry of those. who have lost Society at 1-800-ACS-2345,
their fight with cancer and in available 24 hours a day,
' honor"of those.wvho have sur- seveh 'das a week, or visit
vived;' Each will be recog- www.cancer,org.
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S Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: email@example.com ,
Sat., May 6; 9:00 a.m.
......Cook Automotive (corner of
Hwy. 79 & Hwy. 90)
Selling machine shop equipment,
tolls, lifts, bolt bins, shelves,
antiques and memorabilia, bank
repo cars and trucks,
...... Holmes County Sheriff Dept.
(11) 94 01 Crown Vics; (2) 92
Caprices, Toyota 4X4 Pickup,
The Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors has a
position to be filled at the
Chamber of Commerce Office.
Resumes should be submitted
Chamber of Commerce
20816 Central Ave. East
Blountstown, FL 32424
May 3. 2006
Waldorff Ace Hardware is seeking a
Lumber Yard/Warehouse Manager.
Knowledge of building materials and
lumber is a plus. Must know how to
operate a forklift. Pay commensurate with
experience. Benefits include paid
vacation, major medical insurance & profit
sharing. Hours are M-F 7:00 A.M. t6 5:00
P.M. and Saturday 7:00 A.M.-12:00. Apply
at 25615 North Main Street Altha, FL.
Waldorff Ace Hardware is seeking a full
time and a part time Lumberyard/
Warehouse man. Duties include loading
and unloading trucks, stocking lumber
shelves and upkeep of lumberyard and
warehouse. Knowledge of lumber and
building materials a plus. Must know how
to operate a forklift. Benefits include paid
vacation, major medical insurance and
profit sharing. Hours for the full time
position are M-F &:00 AM to 5:00 PM and
Saturday 7:00 AM-12 PM with one
afternoon off during the week. Hours for
part time position to be determined. Apply
at 25615 North Main Street Altha, FL.,
CDL Class B Delivey Driver
Fulltime Paid Holidays
Apply In Person
Bristol, FL 643-2336
April 26. May 3. 2006
Chevy Blazer, plus several seized
and abandoned vehicles, and misc.
Mason Auction & Sales
Campbellton, FL ..... LLC #642,
BOAT AND MOTOR
1996 Sun Dolfin 8' 6" boat, $300.
CARS AND TRUCKS
2001 Ford Grand Marqui, blue, 4
dr., 6 cyl., very low mileage, excel-
lent condition. $8,000. Can been
seen at 17626 NE Church St., or call
2001 Dodge Neon, 4 dr., A/C,
great condition, $5,000 OBO. Call
2005 FX 4X4 F-150 Ford, charcoal
metallic gray with moon roof, fully
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to ULive"
Sutton Creek Apartment
16978 NW Mayo Street
Biountstown, FL 32424
Equal Housing Opportunity
has an opening for the following
RN Staff Development
RN weekend 7-3
SRN/LPN's and CNA's
We are offering a $2,000 sign-
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$1.000 sign-on bonus for CNA's.
Our new r.ites of pay and
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We are a SMILE certified facility.
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contact (850)674-5464 for
May 3. ZOO6
Calhoun County School Board
The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications
for the following position:
Blountstown Elementary School
*Terms of Employment: 12 months
*Salary: Commensurate with Current Salary Schedule,
Experience and Skill Level
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED
General Office and Computer Skills
*Applications are available at the office of the Superintendent
located in the Calhoun County Courthouse. Completed
applications may be returned to the School Board office by
Friday, May 12, 2006, 12:00 Noon.
A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is available at
Altha Public School.
Questions concerning this opening may be directed to Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent or Mrs. Vicki Davis, Principal.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.
Equal Opportunity Employer
May 3, 2006
VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR III F/C
Position # 70028123
Salary $1,000.77 $1,603.26 biweekly
The Florida Department of Corrections is accepting applications for a
Vocational Instructor III F/C at Calhoun Correction Institution
Blountstown, Florida. This is not a classroom setting. Requires
hands on work with instructions and guidance to inmates in the area
of electronics. This is a Career Service position with full state
Applicants must possess at least a high school diploma or G.E.D.,
and have at least three years work experience in the area of
Qualified applicants should submit a State of Florida employment
application with above position number no later than 11:59 PM EST
on Friday, May 5, 2006 to Convergys, ATTN: People First, Staffing
Administration, PO Box 44058, Jacksonville, Florida 32231.
Applicants may apply on line at HTPS://
PEOPLEFIRST.MYFOLORIDA.COM or call 1-877-562-7287.
The Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require an
accommodation to participate in the application/selection process,
please contact the hiring authority or personnel office in advance.
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in
employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295, Florida
Statutes, and are encouraged to apply.
May 3. 2006
loaded, 19,000 miles. Asking payoff.
Call 674-4689 after 5:00 p.m.
1999 Chevy Tracer, good condi-
tion, $4,000 OBO. Call 643-7491.
1997 S-10 extended cab, 4.3 liter,
auto, cold air, good condition, $3,000
OBO. Call 674-7675.
1989 Toyota, 4x4, 5 inches of lift,
22 RE motor with mild cam, good air
intake, brush guard, 5 spd., $4,500.
1989 Honda Civic, runs, needs
transmission, $600; 1989 Honda
Civic, for parts, $200; 1997 Geo
Metro, body in great shape, every-
thing works, good A/C, high miles,
starting to use oil, $500; 1987
Mercury Marqui, runs, needs trans-
mission, $200. Call 272-7891.
Camper trailer for sale, $1,950.00
and / or rent $85.00 weekly. All utili-
ties. Call 674-7616.
Apartment for rent 2 bdr. down-
stairs apartment, partially furnished
with washer and dryer. 2 miles west
of Blountstown off of Hwy. 20. Call
2 bdr trailers., semi-furnished, no
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers
when available. Call 674-4011.
Riding lawn mower Snapper,
10 HP, runs good, $190. Call 674-
Golden oak table with 6 chairs and
matching china cabinet, $900; com-
plete bedding set for boys or girl,
with lamps, rug, bedding and border,
$100. Call 643-4362.
Furniture for sale. Great condi-
tion! Burgundy recliner, hardly ever
used, $150; silver metal frame with
Futon- can be used as a bed or a
sofa, $75. Call 674-1077, leave a
15' round above ground pool with
upgrade motor and filter, needs liner,
$200.; Igloo doghouse, medium size,
$25. Call674-3671, leave message.
Upright piano with bench, excel-
lent condition, $1200; cherry wood
bedroom suit, 2 night stands, TV
entertainment center, dresser, head-
board and upright chest, also in
excellent condition, $1200. Call 674-
Happy Jack Kennel Dip II: treats
fleas, ticks, mange, stop scratching
& gnawing without steroids.
Contains NO solvent.
Biodegradable! ALTHA FARMERS
COOP, 762-8749. www.e-
2002 model Whirlpool washing
machine, excellent working condi-
tion, $175. Call 674-8830.
Crib with Precious Moments com-
forter set and mobile, converts to
toddler bed, like new, $135; cradle,
made out of cherry wood, excellent
condition, $65; wood rocking chair,
$45 OBO; washer/dryer, good condi-
tion, $125; (2) parakeets w/cage and
accessories, $40, must sale togeth-
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Moving sale! All items are in
excellent condition. Deep freeze,
$100; electronic football toss game
(perfect for game room, $50; Foos
ball table, $50; weight bench with
weights and rack, $100; oak table
with 6 chairs (table has a tile covered
top), $200; 13" RCA white television,
$50; very nice cypress playhouse
with porch, real windows, carpet and
lattice trim (cost over $500), $200; 2
wooden TV stands, $30 ea.. Call
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The County Record, MAY 3,2006, Page 13
Quilt Show at the
Settlement May 6
"Everlasting Stitches" 5th
, Annual Quilt Show is set for
Saturday, May 6, at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
inside Sam Atkins Park in
Bring in your quilts old and
new and the show hosts will be
happy to display them. This is
not a judged show, it is all for fun
and to show off treasured quilts.
Quilts will be accepted from 1
to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the
Frink Gym inside the Settlement,
or from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on
Saturday, May 6. Quilts may be
picked up at 4:00 on Saturday,
Last year, we had everything
from a brand new baby quilt to a
100 year old quilt made by some-
one's grandmother. Some of the
quilts were in 'pristine condition,
others were in "cutter" condition.
Everyone loved them all.
For more information or to
n't hesitate as she explains it is
her mom, who happens to be an
Enghsh. teacher. "She's been my
teacher and my mother," she
remarks. "Whenever she taught
me, she stepped out of the box.
She took an initially boring sub-
ject like English and made It fun.
She's always been there and sup-
ported me in everything I do."
SOver the years. her favorite
subjects have been chorus.
drama, and history. "I love the-
atre and music." says Tiffany. "I
love music in general and love
learning about history and what
took place in the past I love to
act and smig those are two of
Tiffany says her secret to suc-
cess has been being disciplined
about studying. "It's important to
study." she stresses. "Sometimes
you have to balance your
extracurcular activities with
your academics and sometimes
that means studying over going
out one night." She says much of
her success Is due to the great
teachers she's had. "They weren't
your typical by-the-book. They
stepped out of the box and made
what they taught fun."
Justin McCoy has earned the
honor of being named Altha's
The son of Kathryn McCoy of
Clarksville, Justin plans to pur-
sue an AA degree in the theatre
program at Chipola. He then
hopes to transfer to Florida State
University and earn a bachelor's
degree in theatre and English
and continue his education with
a master's degree in English edu-
cation. His dream Is to teach
English and drama/tfieatre at
the high school and college level.
After earning 32 hours of college
credit through dual enrollment
in high school, Justin already
has a head start on his educa-
With his career choices, it's
no mystery what Justin's favorite
subjects have been in high
school. "English and chorus." he,
says without a moment's
thought. "I love performing and
there's the literature aspect of it.
It all comes from literature, so
both subjects are very similar."
During high school. he has
been involved in journalism, the
culinary arts program, chorus.
Student Government, and Beta
Club. serving as chaplain this
year. In addition to the Bright
Futures scholarship, he has
earned the Chemical and Oil
Industry Scholarship Award.
Justin says his greatest influ-
ences in achieving his goals have
been two special teachers. "Mrs.
Sherry Joyner sets the example."
he says. "She doesn't just teach
her subject. she feels passionate
about it. She taught me the
importance of reading."
His other influence has been
Mrs. Amy Henegar-Valenta.
-She's taught me so many life
skills," he remarks. "She's been
Justin's advice to anyone
hoping to succeed academically
is to be persistent. "You have to
read." he emphasizes. "Reading
is a big thing. Always 'do your
homework, even if you don't
want to. It's something I've just
always done. I consider myself
more of a hard working person
than a talented person."
Nicholas Myers has earned
valedictorian honors at BHS. The
son of Merv and Dons Myers of
Blountstown. Nicholas plans to
go straight to Florida State
University after graduation
where he'll major in physical
education. With 20 hours of dual
enrollment courses under his
belt. he is well on his way to
reaching that goal:
register your quilt, call Dona
Dunn at 674-8405 or 643-6445.
You may also email
is this Saturday
The deadline to erter the
Miss Blountstown Pageant is
Saturday, May 6. All entry forms
must be submitted that day and
can be turned in at the
Blountstown Movie Gallery.
Entry forms are available at
each of the local schools. For
more information, contact Jami
Daniels at 447-0838.
Jami reminds contestants
from previous pageants to pick,,
up their photos by May 31. After
that day, they will be discarded.
Ten years from now, Nicholas,
hopes to be embarking on a
career as a head football coach at
a small high school. He credits
God with inspiring him to pursue
this field and gifting him with the
abilities and talents to achieve.
"There's a few interests in my
life." says Nicholas. "I love music.
I love sports. I love leadership
and I love my relationship with
God. As a coach. I'm combining
leadership and my relationship
with God with my love for sports
because I can be a role model.
God has given me the interest in
ministering the Good News
through Him through coaching.
He's given me that desire to do
Nicholas adds that God is the
reason for his academic success.
"I think he's given me a great
mind so I can handle the work-
load and do a lot of activities like
I've done," he notes. "I have a
good memory and that's some-
thing I can't control He's given
me a good memory.
While at BHS, Nicholas'
favorite subjects have been P.E.
and math. "I love athletics of any
kind and math...I understand it.
that's why I love it."
When he's not studying or
participating m activities with
his youth group at RiverTown
Community Church. Nick is
involved in several extracurricu-
lar activities. He's played Tiger
baseball for four years, coached
Tiny Mite football for two years,
served as National Honor Society
President, and performed in
school musicals for three years
Among his honors are the
HOBY Leadership Award. "I've
gone to the HOBY Leadership
Camp and I'm going back this
year as a helper/volunteer," he
says. Nicholas also was named
Governor's All-Star his junior
vear and has been awarded two
scholarships Bright Futures
and the FSU Freshman
Ashley Gingerich. daughter
of Doug and Marilyn Gingerich of
Tallahassee. has been named
salutatonan at BHS.
With 23 hours of dual enroll-
ment courses behind her, she
will have a great head start when
she begins at Florida State
University in the fall. She has
received a Bright Futures schol-
arship, as well as the FSU fresh-
man scholarship. "I'm majoring
in elementary education." Ashley
tells The County Record, adding
that in just a few short years.
"Hopefully, I'll be teaching and
impacting the lives of children."
Ashley says her parents have
been the greatest influences in
her life. "They've always encour-
aged me to pursue my dreams
and follow my heart "
During her four years at BHS,
Ashley has been Involved in
National Honor Society and cur-
rently serves as secretary .of the
organization. She is also a mehm-
ber of Student Government
Association and Fellowship of
Christian Athletes. She has ded-
icated her time to being a Teen
Trendsetter, as well as playing
for the Tiger golf team. When
she's not on campus. she enjoys
being active in her youth group
at RiverTown Community
As for her favorite subject in
school. Ashley says it would,have
to be English. 1This particular
year. It's challenged me more
than I've been challenged in past
years." she points out.
For those who have set their
sights on achieving academic
success. Ashley offers this
advice: "Don't try to just study at
the last minute study in incre-
ments. Study as you learn it."
THE MISS NORTH FLORIDA SPRINGTIME. PAGEANT was held
Sunday at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. Winners included (from
left) Hulya Reisoglu (Young Miss), Tammy Johnson (Teen Miss),
Emily Childress (Sponsorship Queen), Kayla Reisoglu (Little Miss),
Casey Glass (Miss), and Krystal Yon (Junior Miss). Hulya Reisoglu,
Kayla Reisoglu, Casey Glass, Krystal Yon, and Kaltlin McFarland
were all photogenic winners, McFarland also won the People's
Choice Award. PHOTO SUBMITTED
JANET TRICKEY POOSER
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they arb adequately reimbursed
for their services, and this legis-
lation goes a long way toward
making that happen."
The Medicare Rural Health
Provider Payment Extension Act
would extend a number of provi-
sions that benefit a' wide range of
Physicians: 'Extends the
Medicare incentive payment pro-
gram for physicians practicing in
designated Physician Scarcity
Areas. Calhoun, Dixie. Franklin,
Gulf, Jackson. Jefferson.
Lafayette. Liberty., Suwannee,
Taylor and Walton .Counties are
all designated as Physician
Rural Ambulance Providers:
Extends Medicare' 2 percent
bonus payments for ambulance
trips in rural areas.
Rural Hospitals: Extends
"hold harmless' treatment for
outpatient services for both sole
community hospitals and. small
rural hospitals, .which includes
Doctors' Memorial Hospital in
Perry. Florida. This legislation
also extends reasonable cost
payments for clinical lab tests
performed by rural hospitals as
part of their outpatient services.
Home Health Services:
Extends 5 percent add-on pay-
ments for home health services
Provided in rural areas.
Low Cost Insurance
The County Record, MAY 3, 2006, Page 14
A Day at the Settlement
Back in the old days, local criminals were nela in the one room jail known as The Altma
Calaboose. Above, Sgt. Fred Tanner of the Blountstown Police Department tells this group of BES
kindergartners the story of the old jailhouse that was recently moved to the Settlement where it
is being preserved.
Kindergarten students from
School enjoyed some old
fashioned lessons at the
Settlement inside Sam Atkins
Park Friday morning.
The youngsters toured the
cabins where they learned
how folks in the mid to late
1800s lived. On the front
porch of the Frink Gym, they
made cloth ac:ii:. An old log
cabin provided the backdrop
for making cracklins over an
open fire, as well as preparing
hoecake on a real hoe. The
criminal process was
explained in the old Altha
Calaboose. And there were
plenty of other hands-on
activities for the children
throughout the Settlement.
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement was founded in
July of 1989 as a way to bring
together the material history
of life between 1840 and the
beginning of World War II. It's
mission is to acquire, docu-
ment, research, and restore
buildings and other tools that
were used in work and daily
life. For more information, call
the Settlement at 674-3050.
Lovie Burkett, dressed in her 1800s attire, demonstrates how
hoecakes were made on an actual hoe.
Steve Mears of the Nettle Ridde Volunteer Fire Department.
shows a group of kindergarten students how to use the hose
like real firefighters.
These little ones learned all about making cracklins...and eat-
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The Wildcat defense had
Kirkpatrick's back as they didn't
allow a runner past second base
Altha scored their three runs
in the second inning off of
Aucilla's ace, Chris Tuten. Noah
Byler got the ball rolling with a
single to left field. A throwing
error by Tuten allowed pinch
runner, Mason Waldorff, to take
second base. Josh McIntosh flied
out to the third baseman. Then
Cale Chafin was issued a walk.
Tony Golden ripped a double into
right centerfield that scored
Waldorff and Chafin. Matt Alford
slapped a single into centerfield
that scored Alford and secured
the Cats sweep of Aucilla, 3-0.
Leading at the plate was Noah
Byler with a 2 for 3 performance
and a run scored. Tony Golden
was 1 for 2 with a double and
run scored. Matt Alford and Tad
Scott were 1 for 3.
SCARRABELLE, APRIL 18 -
Battling a ferocious swarm of
sand gnats, the Wildcats swatted
their way to a sweep of the
Carrabelle Panthers, 3-0.
Wildcat hurler, Tad Scott (1-
8-1), did a great job pitching a
complete game shutout. He
allowed only 3 hits, while sitting
down 10 Panther batters, and he
gave up 5 walks.
Altha's scoring action began
in the second inning. With one
out, Josh McIntosh reached on
the shortstop's error. He stole
second baseand advanced to
third on Cale Chafin's fly out to
right field. Tony Golden swatted
a grass-burner through the left
side that scored McIntosh.
Golden stole second base and
scored on a passed ball to put
the Wildcats up, 2-0.
The Wildcats added their
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With one out Matt Alford reached
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Altha touched Carrabelle's
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Altha was Keith Kirkpatrick who
was 3 for 4 with a double. Matt
Alford, Noah Byler, Cale Chafin,
Gary Chew, Tony Golden, and
Josh McIntosh all had singles.
GRAND RIDGE, APRIL 19 -
Since Grand Ridge High is being
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very last home game and came
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Senior Matt Alford (1-0) got
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complete game for the Wildcats
starting pitcher. Throwing a ball
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Leadoff batter, Noah Byler, got
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