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POUTICS


Speights


seeking


seat on


School


Board
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Another candidate has
thrown his hat into the ring for
the 2008 election.
According to the Calhoun
County Supervisor of Elections
Office, Kenneth F. Speights has
filed a statement of intent to
seek the district 4 seat on the
School Board. The post is cur-
rently. held by Willie Brown.
No word on whether Brown
will seek re-election.
The primary election is set
for Aug. 26, 2008, with the
general election to follow Nov.
4. However, voters will head to
the polls Jan. 29 for the presi-
dential preference primary.
The deadline to register to vote
for that election is Dec. 31.
For :any election questions,
call 674-8568.






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EDUCATION

Nic Stoltzfus is named

Calhoun school district's

"Sunshine State Scholar"
FROM SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
MARY SUE NEVES' OFFICE
Stephen Nicholas iNic)
Stoltzfus has been selected to
compete as a District Scholar in
the Sunshine State Scholars
nizes excellence m mathematics
and science among high school
seniors in Florida. Nic, a
Blountstown High School senior, 4
will be representing Calhoun
County School District in the
competition. Nic SrOLTZFUS
Nic v.ill participate in the
regional competition in January. 2008. Along with other
District Scholars across the state, he will take part in a
common mathematics, science assessfnent. The top schol-
ars from these regional competitions w. ill be designated as
Regional Scholars. Across the state, a total of ten Regional
Sunshine State Scholars will be identified. These ten
Regional Sunshine State Scholars will go on to compete in
the state competition in Tallahassee in March, 2008.
The March. 2008 competition will determine the
Statewide Sunshine State Scholar in Mathematics and
Science. All Regional Scholars and the Statewide Scholar
v.ill receive prizes and recognition at the state event. We
are honored to have Nic represent Calhoun County in the
competition.


I' KDon't miss the lighting of
the tree at Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital set for Thursday, Dec.
6, at 6 p.m. There will be
Christmas music by local
choral students, holiday treats,
and visits with Santa.

CRIME


Altha couple is arrested

after search reveals

pot packaged to sell


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News ,Editor


A search of an Altha home
Sunday night ended in two
arrests on drug charges.
Sean Patrick Kelly, 33, and
Jennifer Adams, 35, were
arrested for possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana
with intent to sell, along with
drug paraphernalia. Adams
was also charged with posses-
sion of Hydrocodone.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office, a


search team of Sgt. Mark
Mallory, deputies Eddie
Dalton, John Scheetz, and
Craig Sherrouse, along with
BPD Ofc. John Mallory and
LCSO Dep. Todd Wheetly
and his K-9 Aldo served a
warrant on the home and trail-
er located at 14858 NW Oscar
Hall Road.
The K-9 alerted on a draw-
er in the shop that contained
1/4 of marijuana divided into
five bags. Digital scales, plastic
bags, and marijuana roaches
were also found.


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There was plenty to celebrate in Calhoun County
over the weekend as the Christmas season got
underway with a variety of events. Above, Santa
and Mrs. Claus were at Magnolia Square Saturday
,.. for the Christmas Festival and listened to the wish-
es of several boys and girls. At left, this trio was
Among hundreds who gathered in downtown
Blountstown Friday night for the annual tree light-
ing and Main Street Movie on. the Square. The
.event was deemed the largest pajama party in the
Apalachicola River Valley with folks wearing their
pjs to watch "Polar Express" on the big screen.
The "Polar Express" theme continued on Saturday
for both the Altha and Blountstown Christmas
parades. Turn to page 2 for more highlights.


FESTInmE


Chrhismas


at Pioneer


Settlement


Saturday
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Walk back in time and
experience a Christmas from
long ago. Join your friends and
neighbors at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement in
Blountstown. Florida on
Saturday, December 8, from
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. central time.
Stroll through the decorated
buildings and enjoy a Florida
Christmas as your ancestors
once did. Aside from tradition-
al decorations in the cabins and
their fireplaces roaring, the
event offers a puppet show in
the old school, hayrides, and a
marshmallow roast. Carolers, a
dulcimer group, a hand bell
choir, and a Cantata piece will
set the scene for the old-fash-
ioned lights and decorations.
There will be turkey and
dressing dinners for sale, as
well as soup, tea cakes and
other Christmas treats served
in the Yon House and Wells
Cabin. Come and enjoy the
sights, sounds, and smells of an
old-fashioned Christmas. The
event offers something for
every member of the family.
The General Store offers vin-
tage style toys,� handmade
crafts, gifts, toys, and local
honey and preserves.
Admission is $2 per adult.
Children '5 and under get in
free.
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is located in Sam
Atkins Park, about 1 mile west
of the intersection of Hwy 71
and Hwy 20. Follow. Hwy. 20
West out of Blountstown. Look
for signs for Sam Atkins Park.
Turn North at Lindy's Fried
Chicken (Silas Green St.).
Plenty of parking!
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the
preservation of rural life in the
Florida Panhandle.
For further information on
the Settlement call 674-2777


"The Lights
of Liberty"
Christmas
Parade
in Bristol
Saturday night
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The Christmas season officially arrived in Calhoun County over
the weekend with a variety of festivities. The fun began Friday
night when around 400 folks gathered at Magnolia Square for ine
City of Blounlslown tree lighting ceremony and the Main Street
Movie on the Square Y'oungsters were treated to a reading of the
book Polar Express by School Superinlendent Mary Sue Neves
followed by a presentation of the movie version The Christmas
Festival sponsored by the local Eastern Star cropter was held
Saturday at the square. The doa inc luded two parades sponsored
by the Colhoun County Chamber of Commerce - a daytime parade
in Alitho and n evening event in Blounistown Winners include
Grand prize overall - Calhoun Correctional Institution- Government
division - BHS 10th grade class (1st. Blountstown Police Dept.
(2nd) Non-profit division - Calnouri-LiDerty Hospital i 1st)
Calhnoun County Public Library (2nd' Alred Harris and his train
(3rd); Church division - Macedonia 1i s Baplist Church (1st)
Poplar Head Baptist Church (2nd) Riverbend Horne Educators
(3rd); Royaly division - Blounislown Queens ( 1st) Altho Queens
(2nd); Business division - Blountstown Health and Rehab (1 s)
Harvey's (2nd), Parrarnore's Too (3rd).


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Robert ."Bryson" Fleck celebrated his first birthday Monday,
December 3rd. Bryson is the son of Robbie and Lynn Fleck of
Tallhasssee. Bryson celebrated his birthday Saturday at the home of
his Meme and -Papa, Robert and Sharon Turner. Also attending
were his grandmotherJanet Pooser of Altha along with several other
family members and friends. Other grandparents are Steve and
Caroline Fleck of Palm Beach. Presents were opened, cake and ice
cream were enjoyed and the little ones played hard to mark this
special day in young Bryson's life.
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Margaret Warren is pictured
at left with two of her great
grandchildren, Hannah, 11
months, and Kamryn, 3 (not
pictured is great grandson,
Cayson, 5). Margaret invites
everyone to visit her home on
Teresa Terrace in Blountstown
during the Main Street
Christmas Tour of Homes set
for Friday, Dec. 14, from 5:30
to 8:30 p.m. Tickets - $10
each - can be purchased in
advance at Merle Norman, The
Diamond Corner, or the night
of the event at the historic old
courthouse. All proceeds bene-
fit.the downtown revitalization
program.


Bristol parade

set for Saturday

at 6:30 p.m. ET
The Lights of Liberty will
shine on Saturday, December
8. The Liberty County
Children's Coalition, in collabo-
ration with the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office, are proud to
sponsor the Liberty County
Christmas parade. This is the
third year that the coalition has
been 'coordinating the parade
and each year gets bigger and
better. Details include:
V Line up will be a
Veteran's Memorial beginning
at 5:00 PM EST
V Judging of floats will begin
at 5:30 PM EST
S,:.Announcement of winners
will be at 6:00 PM EST
V Parade will begin at 6:30
PM EST/5:30 PM CST
/ Trophies and ribbons will
be awarded to first, second and
third place winners in each cat-
egory. (Categories to be
announced)
t There will also be a grand
prize awarded for the best over-
all entry
V No ATVs without prior
approval of the Sheriff's Office
V Each entry must have
lights as part of its decoration!
Preregistration is recom-
mended, but not required.
Forms are available at the
Healthy Start Office at 12832
NW Central Avenue or
Veteran's Memorial in Bristol.
For more information, contact:
Katrina Sims at 643-2415, Ext
249, or Peggy Deason-
Howland, Ext 227.


Blountstown Main Street
will host a Christmas Tour of
Homes on Friday, Dec. 14, from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are
$10 each and can be purchased
at Merle Norman or The
Diamond Corner in
Blountstown, as well as the
night of the event.
The tour will begin at the
historic old courthouse down-
town where refreshments and
maps to the homes will be avail-
able. In addition, if you haven't
purchased your tickets in
advance, you can get them at
this time.
Opening their homes for the
tour are Elam and Esther
Stoltzfus, Margaret Warren,
and Howard Johnson, Jr. In
addition, the historic M & B
Train Depot that has been
recently restored, will open it's
doors to the public for the first
time for a special holiday tour.
Margaret Warren is prepar-
ing to celebrate her third
Christmas at her Teresa
Terrace home in Blountstown.
After several years residing on
the Chipola River, Margaret's
daughter-in-law, Susan Warren,
encouraged her to purchase the
house in town. "Susan looked at
it and thought about buying it
for rental property, then she
convinced me I needed to buy it
for myself," Margaret recalls.
"When I looked at it I just fell in
love with it. It's just a well
planned house. It's open air, has
lots of storage and just a homey
atmosphere. And it's in a won-
derful neighborhood."
Built in the. late 1980s, the
home originally belonged to
Jane Howell. Since purchasing
the property, Margaret has
made a few changes to make
the house truly her own. "I
added the front porch, did some
remodeling inside, and some
landscaping outside," she says.
"It's a large house where all the
family can gather and be seated
at the table and enjoy a meal
together."
Visitors on the Tour of
Homes will surely enjoy seeing
Margaret's array of Christmas
decorations. "I don't have a
theme, it's just things I've been
collecting for 'over 50 years,"
she remarks about her tree
ornaments. "I have one from
Sweden, another from Austria,
one from Holland...I collect
ornaments everywhere I go.
Usually I get a dated one and
they go back to the 70s."
Also on the tour is the his-


toric M & B Train Depot oq
North Pear Street. City


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Farmers, ranchers may apply for assistance


CALHOUN UNTY Calhoun, Liberty named



Chamber of Commerce natural disaster areas


BY MARTI VICKERY
Executive Director


START YOUR NEW YEAR
OFF RIGHT
You can make a difference in
Calhoun County through active
membership in the Calhoun
County Chamber of
Commerce. Log on to our web-
site at: calhounco.org to print
out our one page application
form, today. Call the Calhoun
County Chamber offices at 674-
4519 or 447-1110 if you have
additional questions.

RECORD CROWDS JOIN
IN THE FUN
I was very proud and
pleased to see the tremendous
numbers of people out to enjoy
the Christmas on the Square,
and the Calhoun County
Christmas parades. There was
a record number of parade
entries this year, too. Trucks,
tractors, floats and boats along
with motorcycles, wagons, mini
carts and horses! Let's not for-
get the cheerleaders, live music
and our marching band. Thank.
you to all who participated in
and supported our community
events this weekend. Enjoy the
details and photos in this week's
edition. There are plenty more
festivities coming up. VISIT US
ONLINE AT www.calhounco
.org FOR OUR HOLIDAY
CALENDAR OF EVENTS!

NOMINATIONS FOR CITI-
ZEN OF THE YEAR 2007
We are now accepting nomi-
nations for the Calhoun County
Citizen of the Year 2007. Is
there a dynamic teacher, com-
munity leader, good neighbor or
local volunteer that comes to
mind?
Young or old, there is some-
one special out there who
deserves to be recognized.
I Your Calhoun County
Chamber is ready to hear from
you. Please submit your nomi-
nations to us by- january 1,
2008. You may email us at:


A Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was held at Merle
Norman/Studio 20 Thursday. Owner Angie Hill (center) hosted the
event in conjunction with her open house. Pictured (from left) are
Noelle, Marti, Stephanie, Angie, Laurinda, and Barbara.


chamber@calhounco.org with
Citizen of the Year as your sub-
ject or you may pick up a nom-
ination form at the Chamber
offices in the Calhoun County
Extension building, across from
the courthouse.

HOLIDAY DECOR
EQUALS HOMETOWN
PRIDE'
Take a look around the coun-
ty as we enter into the holiday
season. Several businesses are
already fully decorated. The
Gazebo Park has been trans-
formed into a winter wonder-
land, thanks to the Keep
Calhoun' County Beautiful
organization., Have you seen
the M & B Railroad car? Don't
miss its magnificent lights -
. drive by after dark to really
enjoy it. Across the way, the M
& B Train Depot is .almost
ready for its Holiday Open
House set for Dec. 14.
Magnolia Square is festive and
bright - the Community Tree
Lighting and Movie on the
Square by Blountstown Main
Street were a great success.
Enjoy the season and invest in
your community! Shop for all of
your holiday needs in our local
stores and businesses.

WANTED
' The Calhoun County


CALHOUN COUNTY
Nov. 26: Stacey Rudd, VOP
Nov. 27: Steven Kurzweg, possession more than 20 grams cannabis;
Mattie Dawson, battery; Edmund Whittington, DUI
Nov. 30: Clark Kimbrell, serving weekends; Juan Lopez, no valid driv-
ers license, unregistered vehicle, attached tag not assigned; Jay Alan
Pitts, VOP; Marcus Land, possession less than 20 grams marijuana,
drug paraphernalia; Paul Russ, possession less than 20 grams mari-
juana, drug paraphernalia
Dec. 1: Avery Young, DUI; Shain Thomas Martin, possession less than
20 grams marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Jody Abraham, trespass after
warning
Dec. 2: Jose Hernandez, VOP, Jennifer Adams, possession more than
20 grams marijuana with intent to distribute, paraphernalia, Schedule Ill
narcotic; Margaret Foster, battery, Sean Kelly, possession more than 20
grams marijuana with intent to distribute, paraphernalia
pec. 3: Latosha Ivory, battery; Maddeon Gatlin, VOP
LIBERTY COUNTY
Nov. 26: James Odom, VOP; Stacey Rudd, hold for CCSO, VOP, PWBC
Nov. 28: Marcus Apollo May, battery
Nov. 30: Eliazar Nunez, DUI; Sharon Phillips, hold for CCSO; Juan.
Gonzalez Mendonza, no DL; Bobby Gene Creamer, DUI, refusal, DWLSR
felony, resisting officer without violence
Dec. 1: Servando Ortuno, criminal mischief, VOP
Dec. 2: Caitlin Aileen Roy, possession cocaine, drug paraphernalia;
Michael Brown, battery; Margaret Foster, hold for CCSO
Dec. 3: Jennifer Adams, hold for CCSO; Latosha Ivory, hold for CCSO

The above Individuals were booked Into tpe Calhoun or Liberty County
Jail over the past week. Although they have been charged with a
crime, they are considered Innocent until proven guilty.





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Kelli Peacock.... News Editor
Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and
the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has
I never missed an issue.


Chamber of Commerce is
already planning ahead for
2008. If. you are a Calhoun
County Chamber member with
active member status, you are
eligible to be featured as our
Member Business of the
Month. This member perk has
already proven to be successful
and we look forward to much
more in 2008. Stop by the
Chamber office for an entry
form or call us at 674-4519 to
have one faxed or emailed to
you.

CALHOUN COUNTY
CHAMBER BOARD
Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors
will meet' TUesday, December
11 at noon 'at the Calhoun
County Extension building.
This is a vital meeting for our
2008 planning session, nomina-
tions committee and more.:

MEMBERSHIP WILL NOT
MEET IN DECEMBER
Due to the holiday season,
the Calhoun County Chamber
membership will NOT meet in
December. We will meet again
in January on the 22nd.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
LOYALTY AND SUPPORT
THROUGH MEMBERSHIP!

LIMITED SUPPLY
Don't wait - our inventory of
Calhoun County afghans is lim-
ited due to the holiday rush.
Stop in at 20816 Central Ave E
in Blountstown to pick one up
for just $53.45, including tax.


The U.S. Department of
Agriculture has designated 58
Florida counties - including
Calhoun and Liberty - as pri-
mary natural disaster areas
because of losses caused by
drought that occurred on Jan. 1,
2007, and continuing,
announced Kevin L. Kelley,
State Executive Director for
the USDA Farm Service
Agency (FSA).
Those counties are: Alachua,
Franklin, Lake, Santa Rosa,
Baker, Gadsden, Leon,
Sarasota, Bay, Gilchrist, Levy,
Seminole, Bradford, Glades,
Liberty, St. Johns, Brevard,
Giulf, Madison, St. Lucie,
Calhoun, Hamilton, Manatee,
Sumter, Citrus, Hardee,
Marion, Suwannee, Clay,
Hendry, Martin, Taylor, Collier,
Hernando, Nassau, Union,
Columbia, Hillsborough,
Okaloosa, Volusia, De Soto,
Holmes, Orange, Wakulla,,
Dixie, Indian River, Osceola,
Walton, Duval, Jackson, Pasco,
Washington, Escambia,
Jefferson, Polk, Flagler,
Lafayette, and Putnam.
Farm operators in Broward,
Charlotte, Highlands, Lee,
Mimi-Dade, Monroe,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach and
Pinellas counties in Florida also
qualify for natural disaster ben-
efits because their counties are
contiguous.
All counties listed above
were designated natural disas-
ter areas on Nov. 26, 2007,
making all qualified farm opera-
tors in the designated areas eli-
gible for low interest emergency
(EM) loans from USDA's Farm
Service Agency (FSA), provid-
ed eligibility requirements are
met. Farmers in eligible coun-
ties have eight months from the
date of the declaration to apply
for loans to help cover part of
their actual losses. FSA will
consider each loan application
on its own merits, taking into
account the extent of losses,
security available and repay-
ment ability. FSA has a variety
of programs, in addition to the
EM loan program, to help eligi-
ble farmers recover from adver-
sity.
USDA has also made other.
programs available to assist


farmers and ranchers, including
the Emergency Conservation
Program, Federal Crop
Insurance and the Noninsured
Crop Disaster Assistance
Program.
Interested farmers may con-
tact their local USDA Service
Centers for further infQrmation


on eligibility requirements and
application procedures for these
and other programs. Additional
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1. BIRTHDAYS


Happy "1st" Birthday!!
Tyler Chambers is celebrat-
ing his 1st birthday on
December 6th. He will be cel-
ebrating with family and
friends at Chuck E Cheese in
Tallahassee on December 8th.
He is the son of Kaloski &
Aisha Chambers. His mater-
nal grandparents are Michael
Snowden and Edward and
Sophia Thomas. His paternal
grandparents are Otis and
Gwen Pennywell and Willie
and Sheri Chambers. His
maternal great-grandparents
are Clarence and Maggie
Louise Simmons and his pater-
nal great-grandmother is
Bernice Glover. His godpar-
ents are Travis Mosley and
Dineasi Smith and Natalie
Robinson-Bulger. Tyler enjoys
going to church, dancing with
his grandma Louise, watching
Go Diego Go and The
Backyardigans. He also enjoys
hanging out with his cousin
Sasha, Aunite Bria, Treazure
and Harmony.
We would also like to send a
special thanks to Tyler's second
Mom, Karen Engram for all
her love and support for Tyler.
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grow by!!!
KIDstuf is set for Saturday,
December 8, from 5:00-
7:00PM, at RiverTown
Community Church on Hwy.
71 North in Blountstown.
There is no charge. Children
must be accompanied by a par-
ent/guardian.
For more info, contact
Lynnette Wise @ 674.5747
x203.

KCCB will


meet 2nd

Monday

Keep Calhoun County
Beautiful will meet the 2nd
Monday of each month at 9:00
a.m. in the Calhoun County
Extension Office at 20816
Central Ave. E. The next
meeting will be Monday,
December 10th.

Hospice Tree

of Lights set

for Dec. 6
The community is invited to
attend Covenant Hospice's
annual '"Tree of Lights-A
Celebration of Life" ceremony
at 6 p.m., Thursday, December
6 at the Russ House, 4318
Lafayette Street, Marianna,
FL.
This evening of celebration
includes holiday music and an
inspirational message. A
reception with refreshments
will follow. There is no charge
to attend.
Participating in the Tree of
Lights is a meaningful way to
make a gift in memory or in
honor of a loved one. During
this ceremony loved ones will
be personally recognized during
the ceremony. We invite the
community to celebrate the
holidays with us while we
remember the family and
friends of our patients.


See TREE, page 10


Happy "6th" Birthday!!
Jalyaiah Martinez of
Blountstown will celebrate her
6th birthday on December 7th.
She is the daughter of Latash
Martinez and Jesus Martinez.
Jalyaiah likes to play with her
toys, her aunts, uncles and
loves her father, Jesus, very
much.



Retired

Educators

meet Friday

Calhoun . County Retired
Educators Association will hold
its annual Christmas meeting
Friday, December 7, 2007, at
the W.T. Neal Civic Center at
10:00 a.m.
Mrs; Cathy Kimbrel's
Blountstown Elementary
School singers will present a
varied selection of Christmas
songs.
Cookies and punch will be
served following the program.
Members, please bring
cookies. ,also, bring 2 wrapped
gifts, labeled Male or Female.
These gifts will be delivered to
clients at the Parthenon
Nursing Home and
Blountstown Rehab.
, We look forward to, seeing
you t'the Civic Center Friday,
December 7, at 10:00 a.m.


Christmas

Train rides

Saturday

On December 8,' after the
Bristol Christmas parade
please come and ride the bigger
and better Christmas train ride
at the Veterans Memorial Park.
There will be a lot of live
scenes including a. Nativity,
skating rink and Santa's work-
shop with his elves, plus a gin-
gerbread house tunnel, avenue
of lights and an enchanted for-
rest. There will also be a con-
cession stand and Santa will be
on hand to get those really great
pictures.
On December 8, train rides
will begin as soon as the parade
ends (about 8 pm) and on the
14th and 15th rides will run
from 6:30 - 10 pm EST.
For further information,
please call Gloria Keenan at
643-5235, Babs Moran at 643-
5491 or Becky Brown 379-
8456.


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The famous holiday production "The Nutcracker" was performed at
the Veterans Memorial Civic/Cultural Center in Bristol Sunday after-
noon before a packed audience. Adults and children from Calhoun,
Liberty, and surrounding counties starred in the production that was
presented by the Liberty Music & Drama Troupe for the third straight
year. Joining them on stage for the spectacular show were guest
artists from Dance Alive of Gainesville.



Volunteers needed


in Calhoun County


Volunteering provides a two-
fold benefit ---it helps the giver
and the receiver. Calhoun
County currently has lots of vol-
unteer needs and a wide range
of positions to offer and RSVP
is looking to recruit a few good
individuals to fill these posi-
tions.
RSVP is a federally funded
volunteer program aimed at
utilizing the skills and life expe-
riences of seniors *to address
community needs. Volunteers
receive FREE accident and
personal liability insurance,
training, placement, recogni-
tion,, and a program newsletter,
but more importantly, the
opportunity to make a differ-
ence in someone's life.
According to Maranda
Hartman, RSVP Volunteer
Coordinator for Calhoun
County, "there are a lot of
things people can do in Calhoun
County to help. We need vol-
unteers to work with' animals at
the animal shelters, students,
seniors, and the, community at
large."
If you are interested in vol-
unteering, please contact
Maranda at the Panhandle


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mhartman@ppsmuseumiorg.
Please come out and help our
community.
Elder Care Services and the
Retired and Senior Volunteer
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current volunteers for all their
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Tigers defeat West Gadsden, edged by Freeport



BHS to host Bozeman


whole team. They really got
after West Gadsen.
The Tigers traveled to
Freeport on Friday and were
defeated by the score of 73 to
71. In 11 years of coaching I
have never seen an outcome of
a game decided by someone
other than the players.
Blountstown was leading the
game with seven seconds, then
a foul was called by the official
for tripping with no one around.


Then a tech was call on a play-
er for clapping. I made sure that
nothing was said by that player
and the other ref confirmed
nothing was said by the player.
So Freeport shot four free
throws to win the game by 2.
We had 23 fouls called to their
7. I was really pleased with how
hard the Tigers played and they
never gave up!


Now we must get ready for a
new week with a tough three
games coming. On Tuesday we
go to Port St Joe and play the
Sharks (details unavailable at
press time) and then we go to
West Gadsen on Thursday.
Friday we have a home game
with Bozeman. I hope to see
the TIGER FANS AT HOME
ON-FRIDAY. GO TIGERS!


BY COACH ANDREW SUMNER
The Tigers had West Gadsen
coming to town last Tuesday
and defeated them by the score
of 65 to.61.
Leading the Tigers in scoring
was Jimmy Jackson with 21. It
was the first game with the foot-
ball players and I was glad with
the effort that was given with
one day of practice. I was
pleased with the effort of the


Lady Tigers 1-1



after first week


The Lady Tigers are one and
one after their first week of
play. The Tigers opened up
with the Port St. Joe Sharks last
Tuesday and came up short by
a score of 49-35.
"The girls played hard the
first half, but got in foul trouble
in the second half," says Coach
Link Barber. "It was a tie game
at the end of the first quarter
and we trailed by five at the
half. The third quarter we just
let it get out of hand. We were
out of shape and started making
lazy fouls. We were outmatched
by their speed, also. For our
first game we did some things
well, but we did other things
poorly. We have plenty of room
to improve and I expect these
girls will do whatever it takes."
Leading scorers for the game
were Molly Fagen, Cherie
Hires, and Allison Jones.
The Lady Tigers returned to
action on Thursday to face the
Poplar Springs Atomics. The
Tigers played much better in
their second outing and beat the


Atomics by a score of 49-24.
"Several things went well for us
against Poplar Springs," Coach
Barber points out. "Our press
worked, we passed the ball
much better, and we got pro-
duction from all of the players.
All but one player scored in the
game. Selena stepped up and
hit two three pointers and led
the team in scoring. When the
team shoots well, like we did on
Thursday,'we have a chance in
every game. As their confi-
dence continues to grow I
expect good things from some of
our younger girls."
The Lady Tigers were -set to
face Chipley Monday and
Sneads Tuesday (details
unavailable at press time).
They will go up against
Bozeman Friday at 4:30 p.m. in
the BHS gym, with the boys
game to, follow. The J.V. girls
will be at Mosley on Saturday
for a tournament at 1 p.m.

SUBSCIBETO


thank YOU!
The Calhoun County Youth Soccer League warmly thanks our
many community Sponsors and Volunteers. Through their
generosity, 230 Calhoun County youth were able to enjoy
another great year of Soccer. Thanks also to families and
friends that provided behind the scenes help to our coaches
and players. With everyone's support the Calhoun County
Youth Soccer League can continue to provide this opportunity
for our children.
We arelooking
forward to -
another fun
year in 2008!

Thanks to our Team Sponsors:
ATC Electrical. City Tire Danny Rvals Real Esilae. Danny
Ryals Warehouses, El Jalisco Restaurant, Evy & Grace
Photography, Halls of Creation; Hungry Howies, Joe
Webb Plumbing & Roofing LLC, Kentucky Fried Chicken,
Mowrey Elevator, North Florida Construction, North Florida
Sod, Parramores Too, Piggly Wiggly, Silcox Hydraulics,
S Sisterd & Sisters, Smith's Supermarket, Snowden Land
Surveying, Whits Auto.
Thanks to our Coaches:
April Adkins, Amy Alderman, Juan Alejos, Miguel Alejos, Kate Atkins, Chris
Atkins, Rosa Barrett, Carl Bennett, Jerry Bennett, Nona Borelli, Marcia
Edenfield, Jennifer Gainey-Hill, Jodie Johnson, Amber Maestri, Marie Marshall,
Jason & Andrea McCray, Mathew O'Kelly, Jonathan Parramore, Jennifer.
Pullam, Andy Proper, Charles Sherrod, Donna Skeen, Frank Snowden, Heidi &
Rocky Weaver, Dave & Teresa Weiler, Donna Whitfield, Jeremy Whitworth,
Grant Williams, Dan Wyrick.
Thanks to our Field Techs:
Charles Bailey, Jack Dykes


Wildcat Josh McIntosh (#5) stands guard as teammate Ethan-Byler
fights for two points in a recent game.


|Altha will host



|Wewa Thursday


BY JIM MCINTOSH
The Altha Wildcats opened
their regular season last week
with the junior varsity and var-
sity boys' basketball teams
posting identical 2-1 records.
ALTHA, NOVEMBER
27-The junior varsity
Wildcats exploded on the "The
Den's hardwood last Tuesday
night with a 31-14 bombing of
the Poplar Springs Atomics.
Altha's defense held Poplar
Springs to single digits in the
first three quarters and shut
them out in the final stanza.
It was 6-2 in favor of the
Wildcats at the end of the first
period of play. Altha took an
18-5 lead into the locker room.
The Wildcats extended their
lead to 25-12 in the third quar-
-ter.
Altha made 13 of their 24
(54%) field goal attempts while
Poplar Springs only made 3 of
14 (21%) attempts. From 3-
point land the Atomics made 2
of 4 (50%) attempts while the
Wildcats missed all 7 of their
attempts. Altha sank 5 .of 12
(42%) attempts from the free
throw line while Poplar Springs
made only 2 of 8 (25%)
attempts from the line.'
First-year player Chuck
Simmons and Caleb Willis led
the Wildcats in scoring with 8


points each. Also, Simmons
had a team-leading 4 rebounds.
Willis had 3 rebounds and an
assist. Corey Johnson posted 7
points and he was credited with
3 rebounds and a steal. Ethan
Ellis chalked up 4 points along
with 3 assists and a rebound.
Both Will Rogers and Zack
Todd contributed 2 points
apiece. Rogers had 2 assists
and Todd picked the Atomics'
pockets 5 times.
A pressuring defense plus
turnovers equals easy buckets.
Much to the delight of their.
fans, this is the formula the var-
sity Wildcats (1-0) used against
Poplar Springs (1-4) to produce
their first "W" of the regular
season, 74-43.
Altha jumped out to a 21-5
first quarter lead. They padded
that lead with 18 second quar-
ter points to make it 39-19 at
halftime. It didn't get any bet-
ter for the Atomics in the third
quarter as Altha extended their
lead to 64-31.,
The Wildcats made 28 of 46
(61%) of their field goal
attempts while the Atomics
made only 8 of 15 (53%)
attempts. Poplar Springs
canned 3 of 6 (25%) attempts
from beyond the arc while
Altha only connected on 2 of 16
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Hayes, House play for All-Star Rebels

William Hayes and J.J. House played with an All-star Team, The Rebels, from Callaway, Florida, on -77 . ._ _ ._....
November 21-23, 2007 in the 38th Annual Snapper Bowl Classic in Panama City, Florida. The Rebels
placed second in the nation out of 48 teams. William is the son of Everett and Diane Hayes J.J. is the II '
son of Valerie Braggs of Bristol.
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Whitetail deer rebound


began with conservation


By the time the sun is high
enough to illuminate the patch
of oak trees on the hill, a herd of
'whitetail deer (Odocoileus vir-
S.ginianus) will have been feeding
:in the shadows for quite some
time. A group of mature does,
-fawns and a few bucks browsing
on the acorns strewn across the
Ground stop feeding only long
enough to glance in the direc-
tion of the faintest noise or to
engage in social activities. Once
the, air is warmed with the sun's
'light, the group will disappear
at its leisure into the cover of
the ggrassy creek bottoms near-
by.
But they will be back -
maybe in the evening's fading
light, if not sooner. In 2007, this
sight occurs every morning in
thousands of places across the
country. One hundred years
ago, however, the return of the
.wvhitetail deer was far from cer-
By'far the most'popular big-
'game animal in North America,
pursued by more sportsmen
,and women than any other in
this country, the whitetail deer
is endowed with many physical
adaptations, which make it a
challenging quarry. Whether
valued by hunters for its table
fare or for the beautiful antlers


that adorn the heads of mature
bucks, the deer survives day-to-
day with a wealth of keen sens-
es that few species can rival.
But no matter how keen their
vision nor how powerful their
hearing and senses of smell
were,- the whitetail deer was no
match for the arrival of
European settlers and the west-
ward expansion of the United
States. The whitetail was at the
forefront of each of these
events, with its meat and hide
serving as a means of both sur-
vival and trade for a rapidly
expanding population.
Though exact numbers have
never been compiled, it is esti-
mated that whitetails in North
America numbered between 30
and 50 million prior to the
arrival of settlers. Ranging from
the deserts of Mexico to the
frozen plains of many Canadian
provinces, from the wooded
hills of Virginia to the foothills of
the Rocky Mountains, the'
whitetail inhabited all manner
of ecosystems. It is its adapt-
ability that has aided its
rebound in the last century. The
establishing of hunting seasons,
bag limits and stocking have all
increased the population to lev-
els never before seen.. The
money collected from the sale of


BMS boys remain


undefeated at 6-0


BY COACH BILLY JONES
Our Blountstown Middle
School J.V boys are now 6-0.
They defeated Grand Ridge 56-
28 for their fifth win and defeat-
ed Port St. Joe 56-13 in their
sixth game this past week.
They have really been playing
great.
In their win over Grand
Ridge, Javakiel Brigham and
Roosevelt Martin scored 18 and
17 points each. Anthony Jones
and Jay Williams scored 6 each
followed by Dematri Simmons
5, and Ethan Peacock 4.
Anthony led in RB's.
In their win against Port St.
Joe, we lost a key player,
Javakiel, who moved out of
Blountstown over the
Thanksgiving holidays. But we
still won big. Jay scored 18
points, followed by Anthony's


16. Asad Farooqi scored 8,
Roosevelt 9, and Demetri 5.
Keep up the GREAT WORK
Our Varsity boys are 4-2.
They lost to Grand Ridge 29-37
after having beat them at home
previously. They just missed
entirely too many key baskets
under the goal, at least 12-15.
That made a BIG difference in
their score and their loss.
For their Port St. Joe game
they bounced back for a good
win 45-12. Roger Abbott led in
scores with 12 points followed
* by Marquel Thomas with 9 and
. Miah Jackson with 7. All oth-
ers scored 5 or less. Both
Abbott and Jackson led in RB's.
Our Varsity is now 4-2 on the
season. They should have a
winning season if they stay
focused on making key baskets.
Go Tigers!!


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sportsmen arid women nation-
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Today, wildlife watchers and
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deserts. More than just a prime
example of what careful conser-
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the lure of the whitetail deer
draws millions of hunters into
See WHITETAIL, page 16


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SLOUNTSTOWN Freshmen invited to apply




ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS for Take Stock scholarship
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BES raises $1000 for




American Red Cross

, '. Red Cross Fundraiser
During the month of
November the BES Student
Council sponsored a campaign
to collect $1000 for the local
; . '..' ,"" " j - :. American Red Cross chapter.
,.P -A Through the support of BES
students, teachers, parents, and
, community members, the BES
6 �- Student Council was able to
collect over $1200 dollars.
On Monday, December 3,
. : the BES Student Council
members (pictured above) pre-
'" "^ - '.", '32aaesented a check of $1213.57 to
.' . . . ... ' Elizabeth Holmes, American
Red Cross Community
!'S.',..' ;^ : . ..- " .'* Development Coordinator.
S,... '-'-, Thanks to all who made a dona-
Sydney and Mackenzie Eubanks enjoy donuts with their dad, Cy. tion to help BES exceed the
goal of $1000 to help fund the
services of the local chapter of
the American Red Cross.

. , Family Breakfast
S. ' Parents don't forget to come
and join your children for
Family Breakfast on Friday,
p. .- December 7, from 7- 8 A.M.
FamilyBreakfast
. . .... - .....iS--- . .. " Blountstown Elementary
S'; I . ...... , School held their annual
S' '- Donuts for Dads event. On
S" ' Friday, November 30th, the
students invited their dads,
"r. grandadsds, and uncles to the
1_ media center for donuts and
coffee.
The dads enjoyed the morn-
. - . books they had written. Some
.......- of the books were titled, If You
S. .. - .. , Give A Dad.A Donut, If You
Give A Snowman Some Soup,
. . ' and If You Give Santa A
:' -.. Snowmobile. BES is proud of
>. .'* . their authors and would like to
Fourth graders read stories during the "Donuts for Dad" breakfast. thank those that participated.




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children and grandchildren is a
challenge. But there is one gift
that every child needs and is
guaranteed to last a lifetime - a
college .education. The gift of
education is priceless and one
that a child won't outgrow. Now
in time for the holidays, parents
and grandparents can purchase
a Florida Prepaid College Plan
or open a Florida College
Investment Plan online at
www.florida52 9plans.com,
where printable gift certificates
can be downloaded as stocking
stuffers.
"With these savings plans,
you can give the gift of higher
education and realize your goal
of investing in the future of your
children and grandchildren,"
said Governor Charlie Crist.
In addition to being a won-
derful gift for any child, these
529 college savings plans are
tax-free. Once a plan is pur-
chased, relatives and friends
may want to contribute to the
plan as their holiday gift to. a
child.
Gary Fane of Jacksonville, a
retired University of North
Florida professor, understands
the importance of education.
The Fane family purchased a
Florida Prepaid College Plan
for their daughter, who attend-
ed the University of Florida in
the late 1990s. Now Fane has
given four grandchildren,


including his 10-month-old
grandson Noah, a Florida
Prepaid College Plan.
"It was such a good value,"
said Fane. "Tlition increased
by about 35 percent from the
time we purchased the plan
until she (my daughter) attend-
ed college, so we saw the sav-
ings this plan provided us. We
decided it would be a great idea
to purchase plans for'our grand-
children."
Families have the opportuni-
ty to prepay tuition, local fees, a
new tuition differential fee and
dormitory housing at any
Florida public university or
community college with the
Florida Prepaid College Plan.
For a newborn, the four-year
university tuition plan currently
costs about $3 a day. The two-
year community college tuition
plan begins at about $1 a day.
The price will depend on the
type of plan purchased and the
age of the child. To purchase a
plan, the child or the child's
parent or guardian must be a
Florida resident. If the student
attends a private or out-of-state
college, the value of the plan
may be transferred.
Now in its 20th enrollment
year, the Florida Prepaid
College Plan is financially guar-
anteed� by the State of Florida.
Families with a Florida Prepaid
College Plan do not have to
-worry about the stock market


or remember to set money
aside for college. Once a child is
enrolled, plan payments do not
increase.
Parents and grandparents
also can open a Florida College
Investment Plan starting with
as little as a $25 a month bank
withdrawal or a $250 initial
deposit. Tax-free savings will
accumulate in that plan for a
child's future use for qualified
college expenses such as tuition,
books, fees, and room and
board at accredited colleges
anywhere in the U.S.
Purchasers do not have to be
Florida residents. And the
Florida College Investment
Plan gift certificate and gift
coupon on
www.florida529plans.com allow
anyone to make a direct gift to
a child's Florida College
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So bypass the crowded shop-
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lines that seem endless this hol-
iday season, and take 15 min-
utes to enroll a child or grand-
child in the Florida Prepaid
College Plan or Florida College
Investment Plan.
Like the holidays, the dead-
line for enrolling in the Florida
Prepaid College Plan is quickly
approaching. To obtain current
plan prices, families must sign
up by January 31, 2008.
See PREPAID COLLEGE, page 14


Mrs. Charlene Yon no later assistance, , please contact


than 3:15 on December 15,
2007. Late or incomplete appli-
cations will not be accepted. If
you have questions or need


Barbara Hathaway
Calhoun


Selected ninth-grade stu-
dents in Calhoun County who
are eligible for free and reduced
lunch or who meet the income
eligibility guidelines have an
opportunity to earn a scholar-
ship from the Take Stock in
Children scholarship program.
Take Stock in Children helps
high potential, low-income chil-
dren stay in school, earn a high
school diploma, graduate from
college, and enter into the
workforce.
The selected student
receives: (1) a four-year college
scholarship, (2) a mentor to
provide motivation, support,
and tutoring, (3) continuous
monitoring and intervention
services to support the stu-
dent's educational achieve-
ments, and (4) college and
career counseling.
The students in this compre-
hensive program sign perform-
ance contracts agreeing to get
good grades, exhibit positive
behavior, demonstrate a willing-
ness to work with their mentor,
and remain drug and crime
free. Students who adhere to
their contracts receive their
four year college scholarships.
Students applying to this
program must meet strict finan-
cial and academic criteria to be
selected. Ninth grade students
in Calhoun County must meet
the following criteria to be con-
sidered for the scholarship:
1. GPA of 2.75 or higher
2. FCAT Level 3 or higher in
reading and math
3. Qualify for free or reduced
lunch
4. Excellent attendance
5. Excellent behavior
Parents of the student also ,
sign, the contract, promising to
be involved with their children's
academic achievement and sup-
portive of their chosen paths.
If your child meets the qual-
ifications for this scholarship
opportunity, contact Loraine
McClellan at Blountstown High
School or Charlene Yon at
Altha Public School to obtain an
application. Completed applica-
tions must be received and
receipted by Mrs. McClellan or


at the
County


See SCHOLARSHIP, page 9


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON AN ORDINANCE CHANGING

THE USE OF LAND

TOWN OF ALTHA, FLORIDA

The Town of Altha, Florida, proposes to adopt an ordinance affecting the use of land by
amending the town of Altha, Florida comprehensive plan to approve a small scale future land use
map amendment which'will amend a portion of parcel number: 15-2n-09-0000-0001. a portion of
the northeast 1/4 of the northeast 1/4 of section 15, township 2 north, range 9 west,. Calhoun
County, Florida, from agricultural land use, to residential land use.

Ordinance No. 2007-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ALTHA, FLORIDAADOPTING A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENT AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 163, FLORIDA STATUTES, DESIGNED TO
AMEND THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP TO APPROVE A SMALL SCALE MAP AMENDMENT
TO CHANGE A PORTION OF PARCEL NUMBER: 15-2N-09-0000-0001-0000 CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA. A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, .FROM
AGRICULTURAL LAND USE, TO RESIDENTIAL LAND USE, ALLOWING FOR FOUR
RESIDENTIAL UNITS PER ACRE AND AUTHORIZING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE
AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS; PROVIDING FOR
REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.





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The Town of Altha, Florida will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Small Scale Land Use
Amendment on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at 6:00 P.M. in the Town Hall to consider
recommendations to the Altha Town Council regarding the amendment. The Town Council will
hold a Public hearing on the ordinance for adoption of the Small Scale Land Use Amendment,
on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by
the public at the Altha Town Hall.

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

November 28, December 5, 2007


HOLLY AND THE IVY LEAGUE
I - Come and Enjoy This Holiday Muscial
-___ Presented by the Blountstown Middle
SSchool 6th Grade Choir

Tuesday

SDecember 11th


6:30 p.m.

Blountstown High School Auditorium
Admission $3,00 Per Person









Career Fair



C CARR SCHOol NEWS is today in
C MS1,u 1VMarianna


Carr Students of the Month

Principal Darryl Taylor, Jr. is pleased to announce the Carr School Students of the Month. They include
(front row, from left) KA Jake Patterson, KB Jackson Goins, 1A Corey Thrasher, 1 B Caitlyn Hurst, 2A
Caleigh Kenna, 2B Levi Schebel, 3A Bradly Bates, 3B Caleb Chason, 4A Trent Woodham, 4B Tracy
Carillo, (back row) 5A Trey Tucker, 5B Sarah Davis, 6A Harley Brown, 6B Diana Crockrell, 7A Austin
Lee, 7B Kelly Ruiz, 8A Brittney Pate, and 8B Savannah Prowant.





ALATH ScHoo NEWS
H \ ALTHA S S


The Chipola Regional
Workforce Board's annual
Career Fair is Wednesday,
December 5, 8 am to 2 pm at
Eastside Baptist Church just off
highway 90 East in Marianna.
The event is sponsored by
the Chipola Regional
Workforce board as well as
Liberty, Calhoun, Washington,
Holmes and Jackson School
districts along with Washington-
Holmes Technical Center and
Chipola College.
The purpose of the Career
Fair is to expose regional
employers to high school and
middle school students from the
five school districts in terms of
exposure to real employment
*opportunities and the creden-
tials necessary to compete for
those careers.
We expect approximately
100 employers to be present
along with approximately 2000
high school and middle school
students
We will have representatives
from business, industry, educa-
tion, all branches of the mili-
tary, state and federal law
enforcement as well as public
and private agencies. .
Event chair Bud Riviere,
says, "The Career Fair is a
tremendous cooperative effort
designed to make students
aware of significant career
opportunities within our region.
The Career Fair Steering
Committee gives superb leader-
ship to this event and repre-
sents all five school districts."

Scholarship-
Superintendent's Office at 674-
5927, ext. 21.
This scholarship is funded
by local donations and fundrais-
ers and assisted with state
matched funds. Community
members and businesses are
encouraged to make donations
to the scholarship fund. Please
contact Barbara Hathaway for
further information on dona-
tions.

!.,SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
. Call 674-5041


The County Record, DECEMBER 5, 2007, Page 9



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Altha celebrates Book Week


National Book Week
During National Book Week
in November, well-known story-
teller, Joan Alderman and her
grandson, Altha School sixth
grader, Seth Alderman, shared
a whole day with students in
grades Pre-school through 5th
grade at Altha School. Mrs.
Alderman went from classroom
to classroom sharing the book,
The bat Boy and His Violin by
Gavin Curtis, as Seth played
his fiddle in the background to


enhance the story. The students
enjoyed the story and music
immensely. Florida Old Time
Music 2007 champion, Mrs.
Alderman also shared her har-
monica with the students.
Altha School Reading
Coach, Mrs. Webb, also shared
with these same students a
book titled, Leah's Pony by
Elizabeth Fredrich. The topic of
the book was about a little girl
giving her beloved pony up dur-
ing the depression era in order


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One of Santa's elves, (Austin Russell) and one of the famous reindeer
(Cole Taylor) try to explain to Holly Day (Savannah Jerkins) that only
boys can be Deputy Santas.

BMS Choir to present musical


The Blountstown Middle
School, 6th grade choir, will
present a holiday musical,
HOLLY AND THE IVY
LEAGUE, on Dec. 11 at the
BHS Auditorium.
It's the beginning of a new
term at Santa University. join
"Dean Yule" (Kyle Lange) and
his new freshman class as they
prepare to become part of the
North Pole team. As reindeer,
some students will be studying
the fine art of prancing,
prospective elves will enroll in
Toymaking 101, and a select
few will pursue the highest


degree in Santaology."
But what's this? "Holly
Day" (Savannah Jerkins) is in
tears. It seems that Santa U
does not allow girls to become
Deputy Santas. Join Santa
(Tommy Futch), Mrs. Claus
(Bethany Ray) and the whole
North Pole gang as they discov-
er the true spirit of Christmas
and what it really means to be a
hero.
Please join us on Tuesday,
December 11th at 6:30 p.m. at
Blountstown High School
Auditorium. Admission price is
$3.00 per person.


to save her family's farm. Along
with the book, Mrs. Webb
shared two of her horses with
the students so they could touch
and pat real horses. The stu-
dents and horses both thought it
was awesome.
Calendar
Wednesday, December
5 - Girls Weightlifting vs.
Graceville, 3:30 pm
Thursday, December 6 -
MS Girls Basketball vs. Wewa,
3 pm; V Girls Basketball vs.
Marianna, 4:30 pm; Boys
Basketball vs. Wewa, 6/7:30
pm; Elementary Chorus per-
forms at the Tree Lighting 6 pm
Friday, December 7 - V
Girls Basketball at RF Munroe,
3:30 pm; Boys Basketball at
RF Munroe, 5/6:30 pm
Saturday, December 8 -
ACT
Monday, December 10 -
Girls Weightlifting at
Chiles/Lincoln, 1:30 pm; MS
Girls Basketball at BMS, 3:30
pm; Volleyball Banquet, 6 pm
, Tuesday, December 11 -
MS Girls Basketball at Wewa,
3:30 pm; V Girls Basketball vs.
Bozeman, 4:30 pm; Boys
Basketball vs. Bozeman, 6/7:30
pm


BHS Advisory

Council will

meet Monday
There will be a School
Advisory Council meeting in
the Blountstown High School
Media Center at 2:00 p.m. on
Monday, December 10th. All
members, any interested par-
ents, and any interested com-
munity leaders are invited to
,attend.

SAC meeting

December 12

at Carr School
There will. be a School
Advisory Council meeting at
Carr School on Wednesday,
December 12, at 2:45 PM in
the library.


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The County Record, DECEMBER 5, 2007, Page 10


HUGH ALLEN
Hugh Allen, 76, of Hillister
passed away Tuesday,
November 27, 2007, at the
Medical Center of Southeast
Texas in Port Arthur.
Mr. Allen was a native of
Camden, Arkansas, and lived in
Nederland for 30 years until
moving to Hillsiter 20 years
ago. He retired as an operator
from Gulf Oil Corporation with
30 years of service. He also
served his country during the
Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air
Force.
Mr. Allen is survived by his
daughter, Debbie Dean of
Nederland; son, Paul Allen and
his wife, Julia, of Blountstown,
Florida; grandson, David
Brown of Nederland; sisters,
Alice Stubbs and her husband,
Ralph, of Port Neches, and
Jennie Ashworth and her hus-
band, Bobby, of Camden,
Arkansas; brothers, Oscar Allen
of Pinebluff, Arkansas, and
James Allen of Vicksburg,
Mississippi; also several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 PM Saturday,
December 1, at the Adams
Funeral- Home Chapel.
Interment followed in the Mt.
Olive Cemetery in Altha.
Arrangements were under
the direction of Adams Funeral
Home (ph. 674-5449 or online
at www.adamsfh.com).

RITA FOX
It is with deep regret that we
announce the passing of Rita
Fox, 68, of Marianna, a beauti-
ful wife to Maurice Fox and a
wonderful mother to Heather,
Ann, Sally, Paul, and Sharon, as
well as a loving Nana to grand-
children. Dylan, Paul, Jamie,
-Hazel, Christefer, Samantha,
Logan, Holly, Devin, Delaney,
Zackary, and great grandchil-
dren; ,Danielle, Madison and
McKenzie.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Fox were held at 10 A.M.
Friday, Nov. 30, at Hall Funeral
Home in Altha with Reverends
Jim McIntosh and Frank Hyles
officiating. Cremation will fol-
low the services.
Hall Funeral Home was in
charge of these arrangements.

BETTY PAUL HAYES.
Mrs. Betty Paul Hayes, 85,



A ought to

Pmember

Here's an
interesting thought
which we might do
well to ponder.
When an engineer
plans a building he
Tim Adams does not provide
Funlera toirecO o . merely for normal
stresses. , He
multiplies his
estimates of probable strain by three, six or
even twenty, to make the structure safe no
matter what happens.
The reserves are important! Our reserves as
humans are always amazing. Whether it is
spiritual, or physical strength, we were all made
to meet and master strains. We are designed
to face life, and any situation life creates,
undismayed.
When we see sorrow or some other great
crises facing us - it is well for us to remember
that God designed us, and He will never put
more on us than we can bear.
OUR THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Reserves
of'strength, physical and spiritual, lie hidden
withinus.


ADAMS

FUNERAL HOME
674-5449
, www.adamsfh.com E


of Blountstown, Florida, passed
away early Sunday morning,
December 2, 2007, in
Tallahassee, Florida.
Mrs. Hayes was born on
December 23, 1921, in
Talladega, Alabama, and had
lived in Calhoun County since
1953. She was a graduate of
Florence State Teachers
College in Alabama. Mrs.
Hayes was a retired Calhoun
County School Teacher with
over 30 years of teaching.
Betty Paul was a member of the
First Baptist Church in
Blountstown, Fla., a member of
the Retired Teachers
Association in Calhoun County.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, John Martin
Hayes.
Survivors include one son,
Martin Hayes and his wife,
Debi Barrett Hayes, of
Tallahassee, Fla.; one daughter,
Helen Moran and her husband,
Chris, of Tallahassee,, Fla.; four
grandchildren, Sam, Paul and
Daniel Moran, Cosby Hayes.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, December 4, at 11:00
a.m. (CST) from the graveside
at Pine Memorial Cemetery in
Blountstown with Bud Guilford
officiating. Interment followed.
Contributions may be made to
the Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Association, 16859 NE
Cayson St., Blountstown, Fla.
32424 or to the American
Cancer Society, 2012-A
Lisenby Ave., Panama City,
Fla. 32405.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).

EDNA O'NEIL LARKINS
Mrs. Edna O'Neil Larkins,
89, passed away on Saturday,
December 1, 2007.
O'Neil was born on April 22,
1918 and was a native and life-
long resident of Liberty County.
She was a member of Lake
Mystic Baptist Church and for


It's Worth It All
II Timothy 4:8
There was a lady by the
name of Louise Robinson
Chapman in my denomination,
who went to be with our Lord in
April 1993 at 100 years of age.
Her only desire was to com-
plete each job Jesus gave her,
"the main job was to testify to
the gospel of God's grace" Acts
20:24.
She did not falter or hesitate
because of the struggles she was
asked to bear throughout her
many years of service on this
planet, including not being able
to return to Africa in 1942 due
to World War II, becoming a
widow after only five years of
marriage, and a paralyzing ill-
ness, which left her confined to
a wheelchair.
However, Louise Chapman
never complained. Her life left
a positive impression on every-
one who was privileged to meet
her. She left a legacy of a pas-
sion for the lost. As a prayer








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many years she was a mail car-
rier in Liberty County. She
loved the outdoors and to hunt
and fish. O'Neil was a loving
wife, mother, grandmother and
great grandmother. She loved
her family and will be greatly
missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her son,
Mitchell Larkins and his wife,
Carolyn, of Bristol; two broth-
ers, Raymond Faircloth and his
wife, Margaret and Billy
Faircloth and his wife, Dorothy;
two grandchildren, Robyn
Carpenter and her husband,
Darryl, and Mickey Larkins
and his wife, Tanice, all of
Bristol; great-grandchildren,
Matt Carpenter and his wife,
Sarah, Cari McSpaddin and
her husband, Jeff, Mitch
Larkins, Rob Larkins and Rose
Larkins; great, great-grandchil-
dren, Tanner McSpaddin and
Nate (Jessie James) Carpenter.
She was preceded in death
in 1987 by her husband, Sead
Larkins, :an infant son, Billie
Neil Larkins, and a brother
Colonel Faircloth.
Funeral services were held
at 3:00 p.m., EDT on Monday,
December 3, at Lake Mystic
Baptist Church, Bristol.
Interment followed in Lake
Mystic Cemetery.
Bevis Funeral Home was in
charge 6f the arrangements (ph.
850-643-3636).

BENEVA FANT MAYO
Mrs. Beneva Fant Mayo,
64, of Marianna, died Tuesday,
November 27, 2007, at
Marianna Health and Rehab.
Mrs. Mayo was a lifelong
resident of the Calhoun and
Jackson County area. She
enjoyed fishing, walking, T.V,
the radio, gospel music, and
family reunions. She will be
greatly missed by her family
and everyone that called her a
friend.
Mrs. Mayo was preceded in
death by, her husband, Eulac
Mayo, her parents, Albert and
Trudie Brooks Fant, as well as


warrior, she led many to the
Lord. She proclaimed God's
Word with strength and power.
She had the influence- of strong
leadership as a general mission-
ary president. She had an
unheard of burden for World
Mission Radio.
Whether she was making
bricks in Africa, praying for the
lost, recovering from an illness,
or challenging us to give for
World Mission Radio, Louise
Chapman accomplished each
job the Lord gave her to do.
She has received her eternal
Reward, she has received her
crown.
My prayer is that we, you
and I, may follow her example.
Remember "it will be worth it
all."


two half brothers, Edward and
Carl Fant.
She is survived by one son,
Henry Mayo of Marianna; two
daughters, Amanda Riley, and
husband, Darrelle, , of
Kynesville, and Nancy C. Scott,
of Altha; two grandchildren,
Maverick D. Scott and
Savannah C. Scott; two broth-
ers, Phillip Fant and wife, Patty,
of Lake Panasofski and William
Fant and wife, Olav, of
Marianna; seven sisters, Dollie
Mercer and husband, Gene, of
Sneads, Lillian Bramblet and
husband, Clydus, of Altha, Julie
O'Bryan of Altha, Thelma Fant
of Marianna, Karen Blackburn
and husband, Lloyd, of
Blountstown, Jennie Stricker of
Altha, and Carolyn Anemos of
Altha; one sister-in-law,
Katheryn Fant of Altha;
numerous nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Mayo were held at 10:00 a.m.,
Thursday, November 29, at
Hall Funeral Home in Altha.
Interment followed in Riverside
Cemetery in Marianna with
Hall Funeral Home of Altha
directing.
Hall Funeral Home of Altha
was in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 850-762-3965).


program set
The Christmas program
rehearsal at St. Paul AME
Church will be Saturday,
December 7, at 2:00 p.m. We
are asking all participants to
attend. For questions call 674-
8706.





The family of Brenda Payne
would like to thank everyone
for the flowers, telephone calls,
cards, food and especially for all
the prayers during the passing
of our Mom. Words cannot
express how grateful we are to
know that so many .people care
th a t m u ch . " . . r.
"Wev w�uld like td'give a spe-
cial thanks to Dr. Gerald
Skipper for always being there
when we needed him, no mat-
ter when it was (which was
quite often). Also, to Covenant
Hospice, who was so wonderful
to our mom and the whole fam-
ily. Having you there made it
much easier for all of us.'
Allen & Pam' Savell
Jayna & George Pelt
Kim & Tim Goolsby
Barbie'Alday



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SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM www.dtapps.com/southside/
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon

Meaningful Bible Study..... : .................. 9:45 AM
Exciting Worship .............................. 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship...................... 6:00 PM "
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Interim Pastor Dr. David Coggins,
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


- Blountstown United Methodist Church
Located on Hwy 20 directly across from
I Sub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9.:00 AM
Sunday School... 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM


OBITUARIES


On coping with hohdatiys


Coping with the Holidays is
a free workshop offered to any-
one in the community who may
need support to help them
through the holidays. It will be
held Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m.
The programs will address
concerns that many bereaved
individuals face during the holi-
days and offer suggestions for
supporting those who are griev-
ing. It will be conducted by a
speciality in the field of death,
dying, and grief.
This workshop is free and
open to the public. Lunch will
be provided.
To register, please call 850-


Hanukkah

Party will be

held Sunday
On Sunday December 9,
from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Temple
B'nai Israel in Panama City will
. hold its annual Hanukkah
Party.
Food including latkes (potato
pancakes) and sugared donuts
will be served. There will be
games and Hanukkah candle
lighting. The public is invited.
Admission: Members - Free,
Non-members - Adults -i $2,
Children under 12 - $1.
The temple is at 1910
Frankford Avenue between
15th street and 23rd Street.


482-8520.
Covenant Hospice is located
at 4440 Lafayette Street, Suite
C, Marianna.


Deliverance

Temple will


host revival

Deliverance Temple Church
of God in - Christ will have
Revival services December 12
- 14, beginning at 7:30 nightly.
Guest-- speaker will be
Missionary. Annie MdMfllth.
You- don't wafit ;fM rriiisT this
revival,:' For a. spiritual revela-
tion come be revived.
The church is located at
1156 Dewey Johnson Way,
Gretna, Fl.

Tree of Lights-
Special commemorative
ornaments personalized with a
loved one's name will be avail-
able to hang on the tree during
the ceremony and yours to take
home afterwards. All donations
benefit Covenant Hospice,
enabling them to continue their
mission of providing compas-
sionate, quality care 'for
patients and loved ones facing
end-of-life issues. For more
information, call Jennifer
Griffin at (850) 482-8520.


Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL * 674-5725
Pastor: Rev. Dave Odum
Sunday School...9:30 �M * 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"


St. Mary Missionary

Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL i
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
850-674-8716 6
"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


Blountstown First

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


Rehearsal for Free workshop, lunch

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Ch r cn h Director-
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For Information on Placing Your Church in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041


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The County Record, DECEMBER 5, 2007, Page 11


C] neel!C u MtyC &mmisshon*[Minute


CALHOUN COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
MINUTES
NOVEMBER 6, 2007

PRESENT AND ACTING:
WILLIE T. GRANT,
CHAIRMAN
JERAL HALL, SR., VICE-
CHAIRMAN
JIM PICKRON, ABSENT
DUE TO ILLNESS
DANNY RAY WISE
DAN WYRICK, ABSENT
SCOTTY NORRIS,
DEPUTY
MATT FUQUA, ATTOR-
NEY
RUTH W. ATTAWAY,
CLERK

SHIP BIDS
The meeting was called to
order by Deputy Norris.
Prayer and pledge of allegiance
to the flag was led by Chairman
Grant.
Attorney Fuqua read the
Ship advertisement and the
bids were opened as follows:
L. M. NEALEY
JOE WEBB $18,020.00
CASTLEBERRY
$19,980.00
KEY RENTAL $8,731.00
WALLACE & SON
$10,500.00
COUNTY $9,550.00

R. BRIGHAM
JOE WEBB $26,400.00
CASTLEBERRY
$23,160.00
KEY RENTAL $15,510.00
WALLACE & SON
$16,900.00
COUNTY $15,400.00

D. HOLMES
JOE WEBB $28,900.00
CASTLEBERRY
$30,445.00
KEY RENTAL $38,023.00
WALLACE & SON
$29,990.00


COUNTY $28,500.00

D. ROBINSON
JOE WEBB $28,800.00
CASTLEBERRY
$23,090.00
KEY RENTAL $17,534.00
WALLACE & SON
$15,890.00
COUNTY $16,684.00

H. WATTS
JOE WEBB $28,850.00
CASTLEBERRY
$30,655.00
KEY RENTAL $30,583.00
WALLACE & SON
$26,900.00
COUNTY $28,514.00

After discussion, a motion
was made by Commissioner
Wise, seconded by
Commissioner Hall and carried
to accept low bid, per house,
per contractor.

TERRY STONE, PROPER-
TY APPRAISER/ORDI-
NANCE
, Mr. Terry Stone addressed
the Board in reference to adopt-
ing an ordinance adding an
additional $50,000 homestead
exemption for qualified senior
citizens. After discussion, a
motion ' was made by
Commissioner Wise, seconded
by Commissioner Hall and car-
ried for Attorney Fuqua to pre-
pare the necessary paperwork
of advertising the above men-
tioned Ordinance.

DON A. O'BRYAN/EMER-
GENCY
MANAGEMENT/GRANTS
Mr. O'Bryan presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution Contract. Change Order
# 1 for The Small County
Outreach Program (SCOP) C.
R. 275 North Resurfacing
Project to C. W. Roberts, Inc.
for a decrease of ($29,579.84).
'After discussion, a motion was


made by Commissioner Hall,
seconded by Commissioner
Wise and carried to approve
and execute Contract Change
Order #1.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution Contract Change Order
#2 for the Florida Recreation
Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) Ocheessee
Recreational Park
Improvements to Bailey and
Son's Construction for an
increase of $1,280.00. After
discussion, a motion was made
by Commissioner Hall, second-
ed by Commissioner Wise and
carried to approve and execute
Contract Change Order #2.
Mr. O'Bryan updated the
Board on the FRDAP
Ocheessee Park Improvement
Project.
Mr. O'Bryan discussed with
the Board problems with boat
ramps in the County. He stated
that the river is extremely low.
We are experiencing problems
at Oak Grove Boat Ramp on
Cypress Creek; consequently,
we need to add oversize rock at
the end of the boat ramp as a
temporary repair. After discus-
sion, it was consensus of the
Board for Mr. O'Bryan to tem-
porarily repair Oak Grove Boat
Landing.

RICK MARCUM/ROGER
MILLER/OPPORTUNITY
FLORIDA
Mr. Rick Marcum updated
the Board on" activities with
Opportunity Florida: He stated,
there was money to be received
for 1st time home buyers with a
very low interest rate.
Mr. Marcum discussed with
the Board its towers in the
County. He asked the Board to
consider passing an ordinance
that if a tower is placed in the
County, the County requires
the tower owners to reserve a
space for public use.


Mr. Roger Miller with
Florida's Great Northwest pre-
sented to the Board a brochure
showing that Florida's Great
Northwest is a regional econom-
ic development organization
serving sixteen counties in
Northwest Florida from
Pensacola through Tallahassee.

JUDY LUDLOW/COUNTY
EXTENSION UPDATE
Ms. Ludlow presented to the
Board for information the 2008
Calendar and Annual Report.
She stated that the 4-H position
will be filled soon. She stated
that Calhoun County was rep-
resented at the North Florida
Fair.

RON GILLARD/ADMINIS-
TRATOR, CALHOUN-LIB-
ERTY HOSPITAL
Mr. Gillard updated the
Board on the activities at the
Hospital. He stated that the
hospital has many different
improvements to the infrastruc-
ture and to the services offered
at the hospital. There is a new
group of doctors under contract
with the hospital to handle the
emergency room, and two of the
local physicians are back on
staff. These changes are
expected to increase the num-
ber of patients admitted which
will mean an improvement to
the bottom line. The hospital is
now offering MRI and mammo-
gram services. The Health
Departments of both Calhoun
and Liberty Counties are work-
ing with the hospital. The hos-
pital has replaced all the old
carpet with tile and is in the'
process of having the nurse's
station and lobby upgraded
through the "adopt a room"
program. He stated that good
things are happening now 'that
the hospital is being run locally.

MATT FUQUA, ATTORNEY
Attorney Fuqua stated that


the sales tax for schools did not
require an ordinance.
After discussion, a motion
was made by Commissioner
Wise, seconded by
Commissioner Hall and carried
to authorize election for a ? cent
sales tax.
The Board agreed for
Attorney Fuqua to advertise for
an Open Container Ordinance
and a Comp Plan Fee Schedule
Ordinance.

CLERK ATTAWAY
Clerk Attaway presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution Resolution 2007-20 for
continued coordination of
Medicaid non-emergency trans-
portation through Florida's
coordinated transportation sys-
tem. Aft4er discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Wise, seconded
by Commissioner Hall and car-
ried to approve and execute
said Resolution 2007-20.
Clerk Attaway discussed
with the Board the possibility of
using a portion of Ship funds for
qualified citizens for closing cost
and/or down payments on
homes in the County. She stat-
ed that if the money designated
is not used for these purposes it
can be rolled back into the Ship
fund for Rehab. After discus-
sion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Wise, seconded
by Commissioner Hall and car-
ried to amend the Ship contract


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to allow $50,000 of Ship funds
to be designated for closing
coast and for down payments.
The Board agreed for
$10,000.00 to come from each
district. This would allow
$7,500 for citizens with very
low income, $5,000 for low
income and $2,500 for moder-
ate income.
Clerk Attaway discussed
with the Board advertising for a
part-time clerical position in the
Weatherization Department.
The Board agreed to advertise
for the part-time position.
Clerk Attaway discussed
with the Board the Drug Card
for the general public. She stat-
ed there is no expense to the
County. The Board agreed for
Clerk Attaway to pursue the
Drug Card.
Clerk Attaway informed the
Board of a Gala Event on
Monday, November 19, 2007
to celebrate Calhoun. Liberty's
history to evaluate where
Calhoun Liberty Hospital
stands today to help create a
Calhoun Liberty Hospital for
tomorrow. This event will be
hosted by State Representative
Marti Coley, a W.T. Neal Civic
Center at 17773 NE Pear
Street, Blountstown, Florida
32424, at 6:00 p.m. (CST).
The October 16, 2007, min-
utes were approved as present-
ed.

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Wildcats conIt'd


(13%) attempts. The Atomics
were good on 9 of 12 (75%) free
throw attempts and the
Wildcats made 10 of 22 (45%)
attempts.
Josh McIntosh' scored. a
team-leading 22 points! as well
as collecting 10 rebounds, 6
assists and he blocked a shot
attempt. Drew Brazell
knocked down 18 points along
with 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3
rebounds, and he blocked a shot
attempt. Jake Edenfield
canned 10 points, and he was
credited with 3 rebounds, 2
assists and 2 steals. Kevin
Saldana netted 8 points, 6
rebounds, and 2 steals. Juan
Alejos came away with 6 points,
3 steals, 2 assists and a
rebound. Ethan Byler, Corde
Beauchamp and Josh Warner
each added 4 points. Byler had
4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2
assists. Beauchamp came away
with 7 steals, an assist, and he
blocked a shot attempt.
Warner was credited with 2
rebounds and 2 steals in the
game
ALTHA, NOVEMBER
29-The Liberty County
Bulldogs paid a visit to "The
Den" last Thursday night and
left with a 43-18 victory over
the junior varsity Wildcats.
Both teams had a hard time
finding the bottom of the buck-
et in the first quarter and they
were tied at 2-2. The Bulldogs
took a 9-6 half time lead into
the locker room. At the end of
the third quarter they pulled
away from Altha with a 23-12
lead.
Ben Willis was the Top Cat
in scoring with 6 points, a
rebound and a steal. Chuck
Simmons canned 5 points along
with a rebound and a steal.
Caleb Willis scored 4 points as
well as 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and
an assist. Ethan Ellis added 2
points, he blocked a shot
attempt, snared a rebound, and
he had a steal. Corey Johnson
rounded out the scoring with a
free throw and he had a steal.
The varsity Wildcats (2-0)
picked up where they left off on
Tuesday night with defensive
pressure and notched their sec-
ond win, 48-30, over Liberty
County (1-1).
Altha held an 11-4 first
quarter lead. They extended it
to 29-10 at half time. At the
end of the third period the
Wildcats were .p 38-22.
The Wildcats sank 12 of 21
(57%) of their field goal
attempts while the Bulldogs
made 9 of 17 (52%) of their
attempts. Liberty County
made 2 of 5 (40%) of their 3-
point attempts while Altha
managed to make 5 of 21 (24%)


attempts. Altha outscored
Liberty County at the charity
stripe making 9 of 17 (53%) to
only 4 of 11 (36%) attempts for
the Bulldogs.
The leading score? of the
game was Cale Chafin with 13
points along with 4 assists, 2
steals, and a rebound. Both
Josh McIntosh and Kevin
Saldana chalked up 11 points.
McIntosh snagged 9 rebounds
and he had 4 assists, blocked 3.
shot, attempts, and picked the
Bulldogs pockets 3 times.
Saldana was credited with 6
rebounds and he blocked a shot
attempt. Drew Brazell put up 9
points, cleared 8 rebounds,
blocked three 3 shot attempts
and he had a steal. Corde
Beauchamp was good for 3
points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds, and
an assist. Jake Edenfield
rounded out the scoring with a
free throw and he had 3 assists.
ALTHA, NOVEMBER
30-The junior varsity 'Cats
got back on the winning track
last Friday night with a 30-21
victory over the Holmes
County Blue Devils.
* Altha led. 6-3 in the first
quarter and they were up 12-6
at the intermission. It was 16-
10 in favor of the Wildcats at
the end of the third quarter.
The Wildcats made 5 of 11
(45%) of their field goal
attempts while the Blue Devils
only made 4 of 11 (36%)
attempts. From 3-point land
Altha found money on 3 of 9
(33%) attempts while Holmes
County missed on their 2
attempts. The Wildcats sank
11 of 30 (37%) of their free
throw attempts while the Blue
Devils shot 48 % (11 of 23).
The Top Cat in scoring was
Chuck Simmons with 9 points
who swished all 3 of his 3-point
attempts along with 6
rebounds. Caleb Willis
knocked down 7 points as well
as clearing 6 rebounds and he
blocked 2 shot attempts. Corey
Johnson put up 6 points and he
had a rebound and a steal. Will
Rogers chalked up 4 points,
snagged a rebound and he had a
steal. Ben Willis was good for 3
points and he had a steal. Jacob
Warner added a free throw and
he cleared 4 rebounds.
The varsity Blue Devils (2-
0) came out on the floor trying
to intimidate the varsity
Wildcats (2-1) with their physi-
cal play. However, Altha wasn't
intimidated and Holmes
County soon learned they were
in for a "Catfight" throughout
the game. However, the Blue
Devils would prevail in the end,
59-51.
A late fourth quarter
turnover allowed Holmes


County to go up by four and
then a mental mistake on an
inbounds pass forced the
Wildcats to take their final
timeout of the game. With less
than a minute to play, Altha
was forced to foul in order to
stop the clock and hope Holmes
County would miss their free
throws. Unfortunately, the Blue
Devils made 10 straight free
throws to hand the Wildcats
their first loss of the season.
Holmes County made 11 of
71 (65%) field goal attempts
while Altha made 10 of 18
(56%) attempts. The Blue
Devils shot 46% (6 of 13) from
beyond the arc while the
Wildcats could only manage
27% (4 of 15). Holmes County
netted 70% (19 of 27) to
Altha's 56% (20 of 36) from the
charity stripe.
Drew Brazell and Josh
McIntosh were the leading
scorers for the Wildcats with 13
points apiece (McIntosh buried
3 3-pointers). Brazell also
matched his jersey number with
13 rebounds and he had an
assist. McIntosh pulled down 7
rebounds along with 2 assists
and 2 steals. Kevin Saldana
put up 11 points and he had 5
rebounds and a steal. Ethan
Byler and Cale Chafin both had
5 points on the night. Byler
cleared 4 rebounds and Chafin
had 2 steals. Juan Alejos and
Corde Beauchamp each added
2 points. Alejos was credited
with an assist and a rebound.

The Wildcats hosted the
Cottondale Hornets in their
first district contest this past
Tuesday (check next week's
edition for details). Wewa
comes to town this Thursday for
a 6:00 p.m. (CST) JV game and
the varsity game is scheduled
for 7:30 p.m. (CST). Altha
takes their show on the road
Friday as they travel to Mt.
Pleasant for a showdown with
the R.F. Munroe Bobcats. The
JV game gets underway at 5:00
p.m. (CST) followed by the var-
sity at 6:30 p.m. (CST).
Another district newcomer, the
Bozeman Bucks, come to "The
Den" next Tuesday for a 6:00
p.m. (CST) JV tilt with the var-
sity slated for a 7:30 p.m.
(CST) tip-off
This writer was impressed
with how "CRUNK" you
Wildcat fans were during last
week's games! I don't think
I've heard it any louder in "The
Den" in the 16 years I have
lived here and attended games.
The Wildcat players certainly
appreciate your support.
They'll need you to make more
noise again this week! GO
WILDCATS!!!


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Tour of Homes cont'd-


has led the charge for the past
few years to have the depot
restored. Thanks to a historic
preservation grant from the
Florida Department of State,
that dream has become a reali-
ty.
In addition to Tony and his
wife, Leann, volunteers Janice
Moore and her daughters,
along with Adrienne Wood,
have spent many hours deco-
rating the depot for the
Christmas season. A holiday
train set and Christmas village
will be on display, along with a
beautiful tree and other decor.
Janice is also hoping to have the
genealogy room in place in time
for the tour - a place where res-
idents and visitors will be able
to go as they research their
family tree.
Be sure to get your tickets
for the Tour of Homes and
come enjoy this night of holiday
fun! Goodies will be available at
each stop on the tour.


TOUR OF HOMES

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT

MERLE NORMAN &

THE DIAMOND CORNER


ABOVE: Tony and Leann
Shoemaker set up this model
n iart set that encircles a quaint


Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FL JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 04-013-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.L.V.
FEMALE
DOB: 10/31/2004
MINOR CHILD
NOTICE OF ACTION
(SEC. 39.801 (B) (FS)
The State of Florida to KELLY WALLER and
JUAN VELASCO natural mother and father,
whose residence and address are unknown.
You are hereby notified that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the above styled Court for
the Termination of Parental Rights in the case of
A.L.V. to the Department of Children and
Families, a licensed child placing agency, for sub-
sequent adoption.
You are hereby noticed that an Advisory
Hearing will be held before the Honorable David
C. Johnson, Magistrate of the Circuit Court,
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, at the Calhoun
County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida, on the
22nd day of January, 2008, at the hour of 9:00
a.m.
You have the right to appear with counsel at this
hearing. If you can not afford legal representa-
tion, the Court will appoint counsel for you at this
hearing upon the determination of insolvency.
You must either.appear on the date and the time
specified or send a written response to the Court
prior to that time.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR
PARENTAL RIGHTS AS TO THIS CHILD. IFYOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THIS CHILD.


holiday village. The train will be WITNESS my hand as Clerk of said Court, and
among the unique items on dis- the Seal thereof this 7th day of November, .2007.
play at the historic M & B Train R UTH ATAWAY
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Depot during the Blountstown CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
Main Street Tour of Homes.set November, 14, 21.28; Dec. 5,2007
for Friday, Dec. 14, from 5:30 Legal Notice
to 8:30 p.m.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
AT LEFT: Adrienne Wood (kneel- IN AND FOR .
.. ... . ...CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA


ing) ana Janice Moore put tme
finishing touches on a gorgeous
Christmas tree on display at the
M & B Train Depot. The pair,
along with Janice's daughters,
have done a great deal of deco-
rating at the historic depot in
preparation for the Tour of
Homes. Be sure to stop by dur-
ing the tour and enjoy refresh-
ments.


Florida bull test now





underway in Marianna


The Florida Bull Test is
underway with 45 bulls on feed
at the University of Florida's
North Florida Research and
Education Center near
Marianna, Florida. Fourteen
consignors from Florida,
Alabama, Georgia, and North
Carolina brought their best
bulls to have their performance
measured on an equal playing
field. There are 26 Angus bulls,
6 Simmental, 4 Hereford, 3
Limousin, 2 Santa Gertrudis, 2
Red Angus and 2 Parthenais
currently on test. These bulls
were all born between August
and December of 2006.
The bulls were delivered in
September and have been on
full feed for comparison since
September 25. The bulls will
be fed and measured for 84
days, and the test will be com-
plete on December 20. In pre-


vious years, the Florida Bull
Test had been 112 days on full
feed, but due to rising feed
prices the test was shortened to
keep consignment costs from
rising. Through the first 56
days of the tesi, the entire
group of bulls averaged 4.14
pounds of gain-per-day with an
average weight-per-day-of-age
of 3.25. Twelve bulls, however,
are gaining over 5 pounds per
day and are currently leading
the test. The average is subject
to change over the final 28 days
of the test, but 'this is a good
indicator of the quality of the
bulls on test this year.
Activities with the Bull Test
will conclude with the annual
sale to be held on Saturday,
January 19, 2008. Not every
bull in the test will be auc-
tioned. Some consignors will
keep their best bulls and the


lower performing bulls will be
excluded from the sale, so there
should be around 30 bulls
offered at auction. As in previ-
ous years, bulls have been
measured not only for gain on
feed, but also for carcass traits
using ultrasound technology.
Producers will have EPD's,
actual performance and ultra-
sound data, as well as pedigree
information to aid in the, selec-
tion of excellent quality bulls to
purchase. For more informa-
tion on the Florida Bull Test,
*visit the web page at
http://flbulltest.ifas.ufl.edu, or
telephone 850-482-9904.
Catalogs will be available by
request and will be printed and
sent out to those who request
them after the first of the year.
Note: the Research Station
office will be closed from
December 24- January 1.


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The Countp Hecord


File No. 07-014PR
Probate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAHAIRRA TYNEKA BROWN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Jahairra
Tyneka Brown, deceased, whose date of death
was January 11, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Calhoun Courty, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 20859 East
Central Avenue, #130, Blountstown, Florida
32424. The names and addresses of the person-"
al representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court,
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice is
November 28, 2007.
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE:.
Jamarial T. Brown
PO. Box 243
Blountstown, FL 3242424
Attorney for Personal Representative:
A. Clay Milton
Florida Bar No.. 13185
4325A Lafayette Street
PO. Box 1591
Mariarina, FL 32447
Telephone: (850) 482-2330

Legal Notice
R & R WAREHOUSES
NOTICE OF SALE
On December 10, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. (CST), R
& R Warehouses will dispose of the contents of
three (2) storage units from Blountstown at R&R
Warehouses in Blountstown at at 19300 SR 20
W. (850) 674-4700.
The units are believed to contain household
and/or personal property of the following tenants:
Chrlstina Cook
Caslte Hyde
All units not paid in full by this date will be dis-
posed of. THERE WILL BE NO AUCTIONII
Nov. 28,; Dec. 5, 2007

Legal Notice
BID NOTICE
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES
"SHIP PROGRAM"
THE CALHOUN BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS WILL ACCEPT SEALED BIDS ON
BEHALF OF ITS STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES
PARTNERSHIP "SHIP" PROGRAM FOR THE
REHAB OF HOUSES UNTIL 12:30 P.M. LOCAL
TIME ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2007 BIDS
MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE CLERK'S
OFFICE IN THE CALHOUN COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIPA 32424,
BIDS MUST ARRIVE BEFORE DEADLINE.
BIDS WILL BE OPENED ON DECEMBER 18,
2007 AT 5:00 P.M. OR AS SOON AFTERWARDS
AS POSSIBLE.
BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN A ENVELOPE
MARKED "SEALED BID FOR "SHIP REHAB"
AND IDENTIFIED BY THE NAME OF THE FIRM,
AND THE DATE AND TIME OF THE BID OPEN-
ING.
BID SHEETS AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE
OBTAINED BY CONTACTING DOWLING PAR-
RISH, SHIP ADMINISTRATOR, 20859 EAST
CENTRAL AVENUE, ROOM 309,
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA, TELEPHONE (850)
674-8046 OR 674-2571.
A MANDATORY PREBID CONFERENCE WILL
BE HELD ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13,
2007 AT 9:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME IN THE CAL-
HOUN BUILDING DEPARTMENT.LOCATED ON
THE 3RD FLOOR OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE.
REHABS WILL BE BID. IT IS THE RESPONSI-
BILITY OF THE VENDOR/CONTRACTOR TO
PURCHASE ALL PERMITS DEEMED NECES-
SARY.
BIDDERS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF GEN-
ERAL LIABILITY AND WORKMAN'S COMPEN-
SATION INSURANCE IN THE BID PACKAGE.
THE INSURANCE MUST BE IN FORCE AT THE
TIME OF THE BID OPENING. AS AN ALTER-
NATIVE TO PROVIDING WORKMAN'S COM-
PENSATION INSURANCE, THE PROSPECTIVE
BIDDER SHALL PROVIDE PROOF OF WORK-
ER'S COMPENSATION EXEMPTION. ANY
PERSON CLAIMING TO BE EXEMPT SHALL
BE SUBJECT TO AN ON-THE-JOB INSPEC-
TION FOR PROOF OF EXEMPTION AND
LICENSE OF ALL WORKERS ON JOB SITE.
,MINORITY CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOUR-
AGED TO PARTICIPATE. CALHOUN
COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY JURIS-
DICTION. .
THE CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS RESERVES THE RIGHT
TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS AND TO
WAIVE ANY INFORMALITY.


THE SIGNING OF THE CONTRACT IS CON-
TINGENT UPON THE APPROVAL OF AND/OR
RELEASE OF FUNDS BY THE FLORIDA
HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY.
CALHOUN COUNTY IS /AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COUNTY.

Legal Notice
WEATHERIZATION BIDS
The Board of County Commissioners will
accept sealed bids on behalf of its
Weatherization Program until 12:30 p.m. local
time on Tuesday, December 18, 2007. Bids may
be delivered to the Clerk's Office in the Calhoun
County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Bids must arrive before deadline. Bids will be
opened on December 18, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. or as
soon afterwards as practical in the County
Commission Board room, 20859 Central Ave. E,
in Blountstown, Florida. Bids must be sealed in
an envelope marked "SEALED BID FOR
WEATHERIZATION" and identified by the name
of the firm, and the date and time of the bid open-
ing.. For contractors interested in the weatheriz-
ing of houses and mobile homes. Specifications
may be obtained by contacting Dan Clemons in
the Weatherization Office in the Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue, E. room 309,
Blountstown, Florida. Telephone 674-2571.
Bidders must provide proof of General Liability
and Workers Compensation Insurance in Bid
Package. The Insurance must be in force at the
time of bid opening. As an alternative to provid-
ing Workers Compensation Insurance, the
prospective bidder shall provide proof of workers
compensation exemption. Any person claiming
to be exempt shall be subject to an on-the-Job
inspection for proof of exemption and license of
all workers on job site.
The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or
part of all bids and to waive any informality.

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: P07-70DR
IN RE: ZELMA DORTHULA LINTON,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of
the Estate of ZELMA DORTHULA LINTON, File
Number P07-70DR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Calhoun County, Florida, Probate
Division, 20859 Central Ave., Blountstown, FL
32424, the address of which is the Calhoun
County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida. The
Personal Representative of the Estate is LORI J.
STRAWN. The name and address of the
Personal Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All persons having claims or demands against
the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the
Clerk of the above Court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have. Each claim
must be in writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the creditor
or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim
is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the
uncertainty shall be state. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one
copy to the Personal Representative. All persons
interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are,
required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity of the decedent's Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, or
the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
DATED this 15th day of November, 2007.
LORI J. STRAWN
17752 NE Charlie Johns Street
Blountstown, Florida 32424
J. DAVID HOUSE
16865 S.E. RIVER STREET
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
(850) 674-5481
FLORIDA BAR #282359
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP.
December 5,12, 2007

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: P07-71
IN RE: GEORGE MARTIN WALDORFF, JR
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of
the Estate of GEORGE MARTIN WALDORFF,
JR., File Number P07-71, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida,
Probate Division,. 20859 Central Ave.,
Blountstown, FL 32424, the address of which is
the Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown,
Florida! The Personal Representative of the
Estate is MICHAEL M. WALDORFE The name
and address of the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or.demands against
the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the
Clerk of the above Court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have. Each claim
must be In writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the creditor
or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim
is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the
uncertainty shall be state. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one
copy to the Personal Representative. All persons
Interested In the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are
required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity of the decedent's Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, or
the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
DATED this 15th day of November, 2007.
MICHAEL M. WALDORFF
707 W. Stayton
Victoria, Texas 77901
J. DAVID HOUSE
16865 S.E. RIVER STREET
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
(850) 674-5481
FLORIDA BAR #282359
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP.
December 5, 12, 2007

Legal Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 07-196-CA
WOODROW JONES,
Plaintiff,
-vs
RAINEY JONES, COY JONES, CHARLIE "CAP"
JONES deceased, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other persons claiming by through
under or against them; COY JONES, JR.,
RAINEY C. GIBSON, BESSIE MCCLOUGH,
MARY FRANCES JONES, JOHN HENRY


JONES, ELOUISE WILLIAMS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: COY JONES, RAINEY JONES, CHARLIE
JONES, COY JOINES, JR., RAINEY C. GIBSON,
BESSIE MCCLOUGH, MARY FRANCES
JONES and JOHN HENRY JONES whose last
address is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Quiet Title
Complaint has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your answer or plead-
ings to the Quiet Title Complaint on Plaintiff's
attorney, Stan Trappe, P.O. Box 2526, Panama
City, Florida 32402, and file the original answer or
pleading in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court on or before the 14th day of January, 2008.
If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be
taken against you for the relief demanded in the
Quiet Title Complaint.
This notice shall be published once a week for
two consecutive weeks in The County Record, a
newspaper printed in Calhoun County, Florida.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
in Calhoun County, Florida, this 13th day of
November, 2007.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY, CLERK
Circuit Court

Legal Notice
NOTICE OF PUBUC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners in and for Calhoun
. County, Florida, will consider a proposed
Ordinance to be titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF CALHOUN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN FEE SCHEDULE; PROVIDING
FOR TITLE; PROVIDING FOR FUTURE
AMENDMENT OF FEE SCHEDULE BY RESO-
LUTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILUTY;
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The passage of the proposed Ordinance will be
considered by the regular meeting at 5:00 P.M.,
C.S.T., on Tuesday, the 18th day of December,
2007,' at the Calhoun County Courthouse,
Blountstown, Florida.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
inspected by the public at the County
Commissioners' Office In the Calhoun County
Courthouse.
All interested parties may appear at the meet-
ing and be heard with respect to the proposed
Ordinance.
WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal, this the
20th day of November, 2007.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY, Clerk
December 5, 2007

Legal Notice
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners in and for Calhoun
County, Florida, will .consider a proposed
Ordinance to be titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF CALHOUN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, REPEALING ORDINANCE 2006-09,
PROHIBITING THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCO-
HOLIC BEVERAGES ON THE POSSESSION
OF OPEN CONTAINERS THEREOF AT CER-
TAIN PUBUC RECREATION AREAS IN CAL-
HOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
PERMITS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The passage of the proposed Ordinance will be
considered by the regular meeting at 5:00 P.M.,
C.S.T., on Tuesday, the 18th day of December,
2007, at the Calhoun County Courthouse,
Blountstown, Florida. ......
A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
inspected.., by. the public, at..the...Courty
Commissioners' Office in the Calhoun County
Courthouse.
All interested parties may appear at the meet-
ing and' be heard with respect to the proposed
Ordinance.
WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal, this the
20th day of November, 2007.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY, Clerk
December 5, 2007

Legal Notice
NOTICE OF PUBUC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN.that the Board of
County Commissioners in and for Calhoun
County, Florida, will consider a proposed
Ordinance to be titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF CALHOUN COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AN ADDITIONAL
HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION OF $25,000.00,
FOR OWNERS 65 YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER, HAVING LIMITED INCOME AS
DEFINED BY STATUTE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The passage of the proposed Ordinance will be
considered by the regular meeting at 5:00 P.M.,
C.S.T., on Tuesday, the 18th day of December,
2007, at the Calhoun County Courthouse,
Blountstown, Florida.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
inspected by the public at the County
Commissioners' Office in the Calhoun County
Courthouse. .
All interested parties may appear at the meet-
ing and be heard with respect to the proposed
Ordinance.
WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal, this the
20th day of November, 2007.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY, Clerk
' December 5,2007

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-73 PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT BRIAN MCLEOD,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ROBERT
BRIAN MCLEOD whose date of death was
October 10, 2007, File No. 07-73PR, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 20859
Central Avenue E, Blountstown, Florida. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims within this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this curt
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED,


The date of the first publication of this notice
is December 4, 2007.
Linda Shoemaker
13603 Missy Lane
Clarksville, FL 32430
Law Offices J. Patrick Floyd,
Chartered
408 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe, Fla. 32456


LEGAL NOTICES
Deadline Monday Noon
Please Email Your Ads to
news@thecountyrecord.net
no faxes please


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The County Record, DECEMBER 5, 2007, Page 14


Your help is needed; soldier cemetery information sought



Lions Club wants to honor veterans


The Blountstown Lions Club
will be honoring those who gave
their lives for our country.
Every Memorial Day we want
to place a flag on each of their
graves. They will stay on these
graves for the week Memorial
Day is in. After that week the
flags will be gathered up and
saved for the next year.
On each team that goes out
to place a flag there will be at
least one person who has served
in one of the branches of the
military. This person will come
to the grave site with his team,
he will come to attention, a
salute will be made to our fall-
en comrade, a flag will be
placed and then a salute will be


given. Last we will exit. The
same will be done when the
flags are removed.
We really need your help to
accomplish this. We do not
know where these brave heroes
rest. Would you please look
over the following list and then
call us if you know what ceme-
tery someone is buried in along
with the best directions you can
give to the grave site. Also, if
you know of a person who gave
their life in combat that is not
on our list, please inform us and
we will be honored to honor him
or her.
To get your information to
us, please call 674-8357 and
talk to James Williford.


Prepaid college cont'd


To give a child or grandchild
the gift of a college education,
enroll in the Florida Prepaid
College Plan or Florida College
Investment Plan online at
www.florida529plans.com. Or
call 1-800-552-GRAD (4723)
to request. ar' Enrollment Kit
and application in English or
Spanish and to speak with a


customer service representa-
tive. January 31, 2008 is the
deadline to receive current
.Florida Prepaid College Plan
prices!
For more information, con-
tact Diane Hirth, Florida
Prepaid College Board, (850)
488-8514 or e-maildiane.mur-
dock@myfloridaprepaid.com.


Because James can't be on the
phone all the time, please leave
your information on his answer-
ing machine or leave your
phone number and James will
call you back as quickly as pos-
sible.
Take time to help us honor
these heroes. We all thank you
very much, Richard Waterman,
President; Darwin Chamber,
Secretary/Treasurer, Drew
Peacock and Fred Johnson,
Members of the Board.
Brave heroes:
WWI - William Ayers,
Joseph B. Baggett, Woodie
Brocket, Willie W. Cook, Dallas
M. Durham, Green B. Hicks,
Ezekiel Hires, Frank Johnson,
Hezekiah Lott, Frank Paines,
Solomon N. Price.
WWII - Fonsel C. Austin,
George E. Baker, Larcey C.
Betts, James Bracewell, James
H. Branton, James E. Brock,
Charles H. Caraway, James W
Cobb, Ralph J. Connell,
Edward Shelton Davis, Grady
Theron Davis, Buford W.
Edenfield, Ernest Flanders,
Hampton Guilford, William C.
Hagan, Thomas F Hawkins,
James P. Laramore, Dallas


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Local residents are shown saluting soldiers at a Memorial Day ceremony held back in May.
Blountstown Lions Club members are seeking the public's help as they try to honor those who gave
their lives for our country.


Laramore, James Layfield,
Meyer Leibovitz, Donald W.
Martin, C.T. McClellan, John
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BOAT & MOTOR
Boat trailer with roller used for 16'
flat bottom boat, $200.00. Can be
seen at Blountstown Small Engine,
Chipola Rd., Blountstown.

CARS & TRUCKS
2002 S10 Chevrolet Pickup,
50.562, 4.31 V6 engine, automatic
transmission, towing pkg., extended
cab, third door, air, PS, AM/FM,
stereo, dual front airbags, duty sus-
pension, tilt wheel, cruise, disc. play-
er, camper shell, custom paint abs (4
wheels). Kelly Bluebook good to
excellent condition. Truck is located
at 18839 NE Roy Golden Road. Call
Joe Alford at 674-5399.
2002 RAM 2500, extended cab
short bed, 2WD, 106,000 miles.
Recent: injector pump, lift pump, PS
pump. Looks good, runs great,
$14,950. Call 643-1648, make an
offer!!
1995 Z-34 Monte Carlo, 97,000
miles, needs back bumper, $2,000
OBO. Call 850-890-0530.

FOR RENT
2 bdr trailers., semi-furnished, no
pets. 674-4011.
RV trailers $75 - $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.
Mobile home, 1 bedroom on John
F. Bailey Road, SR 20 W,
Blountstown. $85 to $145 weekly.
Deposit required. All utilities includ-
ed. NO PETS. Also RV for rent
and/or sale. Call 674-7616.
For Rent/or Rent to Own. 1996
mobile home, 14 x 48, 2 bedroom on
2 acres of secluded wooded land 1
mile north of Blountstown. No indoor
pets or small children. $450/mo. or
rent to own with $5,000 down. Call
850-643-5417 daytime, evenings
call 850-447-0390.


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FOR SALE
Wedding band set, will sell sepa-
rately. Call for price, 643-6099.
Oval shape oak dining table with 6
chairs, $450.00. Call 674-4223.
Ab Lounge exercise equipment,
barely used, $50.00. Call 762-9311
after 4:00 p.m.


PART-TIME CLERICAL POSITION

The Calhoun County Board Of County Commissioners Will
Be Accepting Applications For A Part-Time Clerical
Position.

This Position Will Be 20 Hours Per Week.

Skills: Use Of Excel Or Other Spread Sheet Application
And Microsoft Word.

Applications May Be Picked Up At The Calhoun County
Clerk's Office Located At 20859 Central Avenue East,
Room 130, Blountstown, Florida 32424

The Board Of Coupty Commissioners Reserves The Right
To Accept Or Reject Any And All Applications. Calhoun
County Is An Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free
Workplace.

The Closing Date Will Be December 14, 2007 At 4:00 P.M.
C.S.T.
Dec. 5, 12,2007

CHIPOLA COLLEGE is now accepting applications
for CAREER SPECIALIST.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: Promote and implement the Succeed
Grant Teacher Outreach Program (TOP) by identifying, advising and instructing
program participants, promoting activities, collecting data and maintaining records.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited
college or university in either Mathematics Education or Science Education
required. Experience coordinating college students' activities and previous grant
experience preferred. Valid state driver license required.
THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED POSITION. CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT BEYOND
AUGUST 31, 2008 IS CONTINGENT UPON GRANT FUNDING.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 13, 2007
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a. completed Chipola
College employment application (available from Human Resources); resume;
references with current addresses and telephone numbers and copies of college
transcripts to CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human Resources, 3094 Indian Circle,
Marianna, FL 32446
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


52" RCA big screen projection TV,
with screen saver, good condition,
$300. Call 447-1975.
4 in 1 game table with pool, ping
pong, air hockey, and football, great
for Christmas, $50. Call 674-6410 or
447-0811.
Computers for sale - new or facto-
ry refurbished computers, Monitors,
Inkjet & Laser Printers, CD's, CD-
RW, CD Drives, Zip Drives, SparQ
Drive and Software. Call Russell A.
Peterson at (850) 674-2958, 17785
Crozier St., Blountstown. E-mail:
russellp@digitalExpt.Com.
Service for 12, 52 pc. Christmas
china set, $38.00; 24 pc. - 12 days of
Christmas tea set, $15.00 Call 674-
2757.
$150 Queen Pillow-Top Mattress
Set. New in plastic with warranty.
850-222-9879.
BEDROOM: New complete 6
piece set still boxed, $599, can deliv-
er (850) 222-7783.
LEATHER COUCH & LOVESEAT.
NEW, lifetime warranty, sacrifice
$799. (can deliver). (850) 425-8374.
DINING ROOM - Beautiful cherry
table, 2 arm & 4 side chairs, lighted
china cabinet. Brand new boxes, can
deliver. Must move, $799. 850-222-
7783.
FULL MATTRESS SET $125 New
in sealed plastic. Can Deliver: 850-
222-7783.

FREE PETS
FREE to a good .home, a 4 month
old shepherd mix puppy. She is cute,
playful, desperately needs attention.
I do not want to see her put away,
please call and make a home for her.
She is tannish/red with a black nose
and some black on her ears. Call
674-4290.

JOB OPPORTUNITY
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED. No
CDL? No Problem! $900 weekly.
Home weekends with TMC.
Company endorsed CDL Training 1-
866-280-5309.

HOME FOR SALE
New 1380 sq. ft. home, 3 bedroom,
2 bath, large dining ,area, located
near hospital and Finley Ave. in
Blountstown, $125,000. Possible
owner financing available. Call 674-
4118, 482-1634, 674-5811 or 447-
0951

MOBILE HOMES
24 x 56 doublewide mobile home,
3 bedroom, 2 bath, older model, fixer
upper, $1850.00 Call 674-1262 or
674-1022.

PETS FOR SALE
Pit Bull puppies for sale. Mother
and father on site. .1 female and 3
males left. $100 ea. Call 643-5533.
AKC registered Doberman
Pinchers, shots and papers. Ready


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Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. (CT)
Hwy. 71 N and Magnolia Church Road (5 mi. north of Blountstown)
ITEMS INCLUDE: ANTIQUES, TOOLS, FURNITURE,
COLLECTABLES, HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, NEW AND USED ITEMS
AND MUCH MORE.
Auctioneer: Jerry Mazerac AU2973
Calhoun Liberty Auction Co. AB2198
For info. call (850)674-6520
10% buyers premium. Drawing for prizes.


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1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
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Rental Assistance


16978 NW Mayo Street
. Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDD/TrY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity.
to go Dec. 10th. Great for Christmas.
$400. 850-762-2825.
Weimaraner puppies for sale.
Born Nov. 10th. Vet checked,
wormed. Both parents on site.
Taking deposits. Call 850-762-3826
or 850-625-3802.

WANTED
Wanted:
We buy junk cars & trucks,, bat-
teries, and scrap metal
We pay top dollar.
Call 850-643-5791 or 447-2215,
ask for Hubert

To who ever bought my Total Gym
on November 3rd at Bristol
. Courthouse .yard sale,- I have you
exercise manual". Call 643-1428.,

YARD SALES
Yard sale Saturday, 7 a.m., right
across from Superior Bank and
Burger King. Come and shop with
us.
Yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m. until at
17544 NE Jane St., Blountstown
(across from Big Bend, Hwy. 71N).
Toys, clothes, shoes, strollers,
household items, lamps, queen size
comforter, children video and DVD,
books, girl bikes, and much more.
Call 674-8320 or 674-4475. Also
Free recliner.
Yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12
noon at 20915 SE Morningside
Circle. Household items, toys,
clothes, Barbie jeep ride on, Dora Lil
Quad power wheel and much more.
(2) family yard sale Fri. & Sat., 7


CRIMINAL JUSTICE
TRAINING CENTER
Basic Law Enforcement &
Crossover from Corrections
to Law Enforcement
Part Time Academies
Start: Jan. 31,2008 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: Jan. 24,2008
AL & GA residence
NO out of state tuition
Call (850) 718-2479 or (850) 718-2286


CHIPOLA
COLLEGE .(

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
TRAINING CENTER
Basic Corrections Academy
Funding available for
qualified applicants
Start: Jan. 29,2008 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: Jan. 24,2008
AL & GA residence
NO out of state tuition
Call (850) 718-2212 or (850) 718-2479


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ALL TYPES

INSURANCE
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a.m. until at Jeffery St. off of N. pear
St., in front of Fuqua Circle.
Furniture, dishes, plus size and all
other size adult clothes, children
clothes, blankets and etc. Weather
permitting. Call 674-1094.
Christmas sale Saturday. Little
boys toys and clothes plus decorat-
ing stuff. Main St./Hwy. 71N,
Blountstown - at Eubanks Insurance.
Call 674-3057.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE
Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. until. 18384
NW Bob Guilford Rd., Blountstown
(1 mile North of Rivertown Church)
Baby and children's clothes (boys
and girls). Adult clothes (men and
women). Odds and ends, furniture
and more. For information call 674-
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The County Record, DECEMBER 5, 2007, Page 16




New flood rules for panhandle


BY FAITH EIDSE, NWFWMD

Imagine opening your front
door to a wall of water descend-
ing from a new development.
Where once a forest stood,
absorbing rain and soaking up
flood waters, stormwater is now
cascading off hardened roofs
and parking lots, scouring oils,
silts and heavy metals and
flooding your home. This has
happened to more than one
homeowner in northwest
Florida.
In response to growing citi-
zen awareness of interconnect-
ed systems, the 2006 Florida
Legislature mandated that new
flood rules be written for
Florida's Panhandle, just as
they had been for the rest of the
state. It directed the Northwest
Florida Water Management
District to work with the
Florida . Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) in implementing Phase I
of Environmental Resource
Permitting (ERP)..
"Bear in mind, stormwater
is more polluted than raw
sewage," said Grady "Lee"
Marchman, who heads the
District's new ERP bureau.
"Water that runs off your subdi-
vision is basically the same as if
you'd flushed it out, except that
it has more contaminants. The
old rule required pollution con-
trol; we're adding flood control
in the Panhandle."
"We're bringing consistency
to the state," said District
Executive Director Douglas E.
Barr. "In the four other water
management districts, you
apply for one ERP permit. In
northwest Florida, you current-
ly apply for two. After Phase II
begins next July (2008), you
will only have to get one per-
mit-from the District."
Environmental Resource
Permitting seeks to protect the
quality of life, water and natural
resources by requiring permits
for any activity that generates
stormwater runoff and impacts
waters of the state. In effect in
the rest of Florida since 1995, it
requires builders to obtain
stormwater and dredge and fill
permits from DEP for most
construction or land develop-
mnent. It will be implemented in
northwest Florida in two phas-
es. Phase I enacts stormwater
regulations, and was effective
October 1, and Phase II enacts
wetlands and other surface
water regulations, effective next
summer.
"Developers from west
Jefferson to Escambia counties
must secure a permit from the
District if their project is located
entirely in the uplands and from
the DEP if their project
involves wetland impacts," said
Guy Gowens, Director of
District's Resource Regulation
Division.
A new 72-page .rule and
Applicant's Handbook have
been written, revised and
adopted. They supersede rules
in place since 1982 requiring
large developments to protect
neighbors from stormwater pol-
lution only. For the rest of
Florida, rules were added in
1995 requiring projects to be


controlled for stormwater runoff
quantity and rate (flood), as
well as cleanliness.
"The rule is written to
encourage the use of off-line
systems over on-line ones," said
Marchman. "On-line systems
run stormwater straight
through a retention pond and
out again and are more likely to
flush out dirty water during
high rainfall events. But, sys-
tems that divert the first flush of
stormwater to a retention area
(off-line treatment) reliably
remove 80 percent of average
annual pollutant loading.
"This is also the first rule to
encourage fitting modern
stormwater controls to areas
that were built out prior to
stormwater rules. Fees will be
reduced and a 'good faith' effort
is expected to maximize treat-
ment. Other stormwater rules
require full compliance, which
may discourage retrofit proj-
ects. Our hew rule will fix
that," said Marchman.
"Anything less than 40 acres,
or that has less than 12 acres of
impervious surface that consti-
tutes less than 40 percent of the
project area, or is capable of
impounding less than 40 acre-
feet of water, does not require
flood permitting," Marchman
explained. "Those would likely
be small subdivisions with plen-
ty of green space. On those sites
we would only require water
quality controls, and the permit
fee is the lowest in the state,
$300.
"Even with a rate structure
of $300-$2,500, depending on
project size, revenues are
expected to only recoup a small
percentage of program costs,"
said Marchman. The
Legislature appropriated $2.74
million for Phase I and $3.8
million for full implementation,
including Phase II., Rule-writ-
ing for the second phase has
already begun.
"We have had to build a
bureau of about 20 staff from
the ground up," Marchman
added. "These include biolo-
gists and engineers, who are in
high demand and hard to hire
competitively."
Of concern to Marchman is
that ERP in the northwest was
required to, implement the
"least restrictive" rtule of all the
water management districts.
The rule developed jointly with
DEP was written under clear
guidance of the Florida
Statutes.
"Coming up with the least
restrictive criteria was a balanc-
ing act. It required that we
improve water quality and add
flood protection while taking
into account the unique geologi-
cal characteristics of' the
Panhandle. We have more ver-
tical relief here than any other
area of Florida. In fact we have
all of it. We have hills three
hundred feet high compared to
the rest of state, which has the
vertical relief of a desk top.
"Also, our rainfall patterns
are radically different here from
the rest of Florida. We get
roughly the same amount of
average rainfall but we have
fewer, more intensive rains so
we are more prone to drought


Whitetail deer cont'd-


the woods every autumn,' the
same hunters who spend bil-
lions of dollars on licenses and
equipment and help finance the
future of the same gam' animal
that they so revere.
On the fourth Saturday of
every September, millions of
Americans celebrate the suc-
cess of the whitetail deer and
many other species as part 'f
National Hunting and Fishing
Day activities that will be going
on nationwide. National
Hunting and Fishing Day began
after a presidential proclama-
tion in 1972 that sets aside the
fourth, Saturday of each
September for the event. Since
then, national, regional, state
and local organizations have
staged thousands of open house
hunting- and fishing-related
events everywhere from shoot-
ing ranges to suburban frqog
ponds, providing millions of,
Americans with a chance to'
experience, understand and
appreciate traditional outdoor
sports.
The careful whitetail deer
conservation efforts of the past
have given millions of people
the thrill of seeing a big buck.
chase does in an open field and
to spy fawns bedded in the
thickest summer grass.
Conservation groups, sports-
me.n and women and wildlife
watchers alike are all stake-
holders in the future of the
whitetail deer, to ensure that
the future of the whitetail deer


is as bright as its present.
National Hunting and
Fishing Day, formalized by
Congress in 1971, was created
by the National Shooting Sports
Foundation to celebrate the
conservation successes of
hunters and anglers. National
Hunting and Fishing Day is
observed on the fourth
Saturday of every September.


Minutes
\COMMISSIONER WISE
' Commissioner Wise dis-
cussed with the Board the pos-
sibility of a cent sales tax to
improve emergency services
and the hospital. Attorney
Fuqua that if the School Board
gets their requested ? cents
sales tax the board can not
apply.

DOWLING PARRISH,
CULVERTS
Mr. Parrish stated that sev-
eral culverts have been put in
without getting a permit. After
discussion, the Board directed
Attorney Fuqua to write a letter
requesting they obtain a permit
from the County.
There being no further busi-
ness, the Board did adjourn.

ATTEST:
RUTH W. ATTAWAY,
CLERK
WILLIE T. GRANT,
CHAIRMAN


and more prone to larger rain-
falls spaced out over longer
intervals. You'd have to have
bigger stormwater ponds that
would be used less often.
"Also concerns about karst
were raised. We have one spe-
cial basin-a Sensitive Karst
Area where the limestone con-
taining drinking water is at or
.near land surface. Karst is rid-
dled with holes arid passages,
like Swiss cheese, and forms
pipes just like your bathroom
drain. These are often plugged
with day. If you stack too much
water on top of them, you can
blow that out and stormwater
will rush into the aquifer just
like when you drain your bath-
tub.
"We have criteria by which
an applicant can demonstrate
that a stormwater facility will
not contaminate the Floridan


Aquifer through solution holes
or sinkholes."
To teach developers, con-
tractors and consulting firms
how to apply for permits online,
ERP staff scheduled workshops
in the fall. The District's tutori-
al is available on the ERP web
page: http://www.nwfwmd.
state.fl.us/permits/permits-
ERPhtml/. A link connects to
the DEP rules page where
Applicant's Handbooks and
other resources can be down-
loaded. "Compliance is simple,
cost effective and protective,"
Marchman concluded. "This
District has a reputation for
being a resource. In fact ERP
administrators met with the
Panhandle's largest developers
before the workshops. We want
to make sure building permits
are in full compliance with envi-
ronmental rules."


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