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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Blountstown woman
remains in critical condition
following a brutal assault at
the hands of her own brother
just four days before
Christmas.
A benefit account has been
established at Wakulla Bank
to help the family of Tammy
Whitfield, ,37, pay for her
ongoing medical care.
As reported in last week's
issue of The County Record,
Whitfield was flown by emer-
gency helicopter to
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital after being stabbed
three times in the face and


bludgeoned in the head with a
lamp around midnight, Friday,
Dec. 21. A six-year-old
daughter of a friend, was in
Whitfield's home at the time
and ran next door to the home
of Linda Whitfield, Tammy's
mother-in-law, for help.
Tammy's brother, Dan
Albert Collins, Jr., 41, fled the
scene and was apprehended a
short time later in Hosford.
He was initially charged with
aggravated battery, but the
charges were quickly changed
to attempted felony murder
and grand theft auto due to
the fact he stole her car when
he fled. He remains in custody
at the Calhoun County Jail.
According to Tammy's


grown son, Justin Smith, his
mother's condition has not
changed a whole lot since she


arrived at the hospital. "She's
just slowly getting better," he
tells The .County Record.






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JANUARY
Blountstown's own Michael
Guilford was sporting a national champi-
onship ring after the Florida Gators took
the title in a 41-14 winr over Ohio State.
Although he didn't see any action during
the game, Guilford made an impressive
contribution to the win when he repre-
sented the opposing team's* quarterback
in practice each week against the
Gators' starting defensive unit.
An ordinary trip to the. car wash
turned tragic when a toddler lost her life
in a freak accident. As her mother vacu-
umed her vehicle at the 87 Depot gas
station on Central Avenue West, 18
month old Jaharra Brown slipped away
to the automatic car wash just 35 feet
from their vehicle and got caught in the
machine.
The first meeting of the new year


for the Blountstown City Council left
many residents stunned as City
Manager Jimmy Hand was terminated
after a decade of service.
A School Facilities Task Force
appointed by Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves met for, the first time to study the
state of local schools.
Altha School celebrated homecom-
ing with a week of festivities that culmi-
nated with a parade, alumni reception,
and game. Jason Holland and Hannah
Willis were crowned Mr. and Miss Altha
High School.
FEBRUARY
An Altha native lost her life in one
of the most heinous crimes to ever occur
in this region. Mellie Edenfield
McDaniel, the 51-year-old wife of
Jackson County Sheriff Johnny
McDaniel, was gunned down in her


driveway by Lional Jay Sands and
Daniel Ray Brown, two men who appar-
ently had a vendetta against her hus-
band. Also killed was the first deputy to
respond, Dep. Mike Altman, 41. The
gunmen died in a shootout with
deputies.
"Big Tom" Buchanan, one of reali-
ty television's most well known charac-
ters, paid a visit to local relatives. Big
Ibm was the favorite during season
three of Survivor: Africa, as well as a
competitor in the Survivor All-Stars.
Big Ibm is tied to Calhoun County
through his aunt, Nancy Durham. A
native of Rich Valley, Virginia, Nancy
and Tom's father are brother and sister.
Tobm, his wife, Sandy, and their son,
Bucky Bo, reside in Rich Valley where
See YEAR IN REVIEW page 2


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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A former inmate at the
Calhoun Correctional Work
Camp who recently was hired
by the City of Blountstown was
arrested Thursday night after
being caught driving a city
vehicle he allegedly stole while
under the influence.
Henry Carl Brewster, 46;
has been charged with felony
DUI, driving while his license
was suspended, grand theff
auto, and burglary of an unoc-.
cupied structure. -
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office-
Deputies Eddie Dalton and
Caleb Tolbert were driving on
Palm Street around 7:42 p.m.
when they spotted a 1994 Jeeli
Cherokee owned by the Cit-y
weaving across lanes. Ths
vehicle then ran two stop signs
and a traffic stop was initiated:
The driver, later ,identified
as Brewster, initially told Dep.
*Dalton hewas called out by the
City to repair a gas leak and
was looking for an address.
Brewster first stated he didn't
have his license on him, then
gave a misspelled version of his
name and a birthday one digit
off from his true date of birth.
Despite the false information,
the dispatcher came up with a
similar name which turned out
to be the correct one for
Brewster who reportedly had
prior DUIs, as well as previous
arrests for driving without a
license. A roadside sobriety
test was conducted and
Brewster failed.
His supervisor, Charles
Sherrod, advised Brewster had
not been called to work since
leaving the sewer plant at 4
p.ra. The Jeep was behind a
locked gate to which Brewster
did not have a key.
Brewster was released from
prison Nov. 24 and was hired
that week by the City as a tem-
porary laborer.
The County Record spoke
with Council members Phillip
Hill and Janie Boyd just before
press time. They were 'both
outraged to learn Brewster had
been hired. The matter is
expected to be discussed at the
next Council meeting.


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Year in Review continued


JANUARY
Blountstown's own
Michael Guilford was sporting a
national championship ring
after the Florida Gators took
the title in a 41-14 win over
Ohio State. Although he didn't
see any action during the game,
Guilford made an impressive
contribution to the win when he
represented the opposing
team's quarterback in practice
each week against the Gators'
starting defensive unit.
An ordinary trip tb the car
wash turned tragic when a tod-
dler lost her life in a freak acci-
dent. As her mother vacuumed
her vehicle at the 87 Depot gas
station on Central Avenue
West, 18 month old Jaharra
Brown slipped away to the
automatic car wash just 35 feet
from their vehicle and got
caught in the machine.
The first meeting of the
new year for the Blountstown
City Council left many resi-
dents stunned as City Manager
Jimmy Hand was terminated


after a decade of service.
A School Facilities Task
Force appointed by
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves met for the first time to
study the state of local schools.
Altha School celebrated
homecoming with a week of fes-
tivities that culminated with a
parade, alumni reception, and
game. Jason Holland and
Hannah Willis were crowned
Mr. and Miss Altha High
School.
FEBRUARY
An Altha native lost her
life in one of the most heinous
crimes to ever occur in this
region. Mellie Edenfield
McDaniel, the 51-year-old wife
of Jackson County Sheriff
Johnny McDaniel, was gunned
down in her driveway by Lional
Jay Sands and Daniel Ray
Brown, two men who apparent-
ly had a vendetta against her
husband. Also killed was the
first deputy, to respond, Dep.
Mike Altman, 41. The gunmen
died in a shootout with


LE ITTE|T TEhDIO


To the Editor:
The phone rang and it was a
kind older Christian man, Mr.
Hernando C. Kent of
Blountstown. He had found my
change purse.
He told me who he was and
told me he had found a black
purse. He asked me to describe
it and how much money was in
it. I did. Come to find out I
already knew this kind man.
He had been to the Gas Mart
right after I left and found it
laying on the ground.
Mr. Kent and Mr. Howell
counted the money together
and he took it home and put it
in a drawer last week. His wife
and him were at the Gas Mart
today and she saw my note
hanging on the community
board outside the store. She
took it down and they called
me. I was speechless. They
lived only a half mile from my
house. I asked them what I


could give them because I had
offered a reward if found. His
comment back was, "Join me in
church next Sunday. That is
good enough for me." He said
the Lord must have wanted me
to have it back.
I thanked them tonight when
I picked it up. Close to tears, I
was telling them thank you and
God bless you. Baby Chace and
I left telling them God will bless
you fbr the kind act you have
done.

Miracles never cease to
amaze me. God had a hand in
this. I am so thankful for Mr.
Kent and his wife. They were
going to take out an ad in the
paper before they saw my note.
God will surely bless you.
Thank you from the bottom of
my heart. You are an angel
friend.


Leta Mears

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CALHOUN COUNTY
Dec. 21: Rhonda Sherrod, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest
with violence, battery on laow enforcement officer, aggravated
assault on law enforcement officer, criminal mischief; Tinorio
Ziggler, possession of cocaine, less than 20 grams marijuana;
Hugo Carballeria, holding for Jackson Co.
Dec. 22: Jerome Houston, possession of less than 20 grams mar-
ijuana, drug paraphernalia; Richard Whitehead, DWLSR with
knowledge; Dan Albert Collins, attempted felony murder, grand
theft auto
Dec. 23: Willie Byrd, FTA, trespass after warning; Lewis Nickell,
DWLSR; Adolfo Mendez-Avila, no valid DL
Dec. 24: Kelli Odom, VOP county
Dec. 25: Eustorgio Gonzalez, DUI; Robert P. Prescott, DUI
Dec. 26: Lisa Cumbie, forgery, uttering, possession Schedule II
narcotics
Dec. 27: Shelia Wiley, FTA/Wakulla Co.
LIBERTY COUNTY
Dec. 21: Rhonda Sherrod, holding for CCSO; Misty McGill, state
VOP; Gary Kever, holding for Gadsden S.O.
Dec. 22: Jason Wade Phillips, state VOP
Dec. 23: Morrell G. Hayes, domestic battery
Dec. 24: Kelli Odom, holding for CCSO
Dec. 27: Sheila Cheri Wiley, holding for CCSO
Dec. 28: Alvin Eugene Everett, DUI with property damage

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





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deputies.
"Big Tom" Buchanan, one
of reality television's most well
known characters, paid a visit
to local relatives. Big Tom was
the favorite during season three
of Survivor: Africa, as well as a
competitor in the Survivor All-
Stars. Big Tom is tied to
Calhoun County through his
aunt, Nancy Durham. A native
of Rich Valley, Virginia, Nancy
and Tom's father are brother
and sister. Tom, his wife, Sandy,
and their son, Bucky Bo, reside
in Rich Valley where they have
a goat and cattle farm.
For the first time ever, a
Blountstown resident was elect-
ed Chief Judge for the 14th
Judicial Circuit. The Honorable
Hentz McClellan was chosen
by his peers for the post which
supervises all courts in the cir-
cuit.
Five young ladies were
crowned at the Blountstown
High School Auditorium in the
Miss Calhoun County Pageant.
Winners included Madison
Peacock (Young Miss), Meagan
Benton (Miss), Emily Childress
(Junior Miss), Katelin
McFarland (Teen Miss), and
Annika Milligan (Little Miss).
MARCH
Mildred Pickron, who co-
owns the Quick Pic in
Blountstown with her husband,
Roy, won $500,000 on a "Gold
Rush" scratch-off lottery ticket.
Dilapidated homes at the
east end of Elmore Avenue in
Blountstown were cleared to
make way for a new county jail.
The Altha Wildcats defeat-
ed Graceville by a score of 65-
22 in their first weightlifting
meet of the season.
John Alday and Audrey
Brown were crowned king and
queen at Altha's junior-senior
prom held at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center.
Volunteers from
RiverTown Community Church
joined Blountstown Main
Street members for a down-


The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce celebrated at their 60th annual banquet in April. Above,
Chamber President Vicki Montford presents the Citizens of the Year Award to Willard and Linda Smith of the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. ,


Hampton, Florida, a self-
employed consultant for the
City of Starke, was hired as the
new Blountstown City
Manager.
APRIL
The Blountstown Police
Department and Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office joined
forces for a drug sting dubbed
Operation "Spring Cleaning"
that netted six arrests.
Blountstown Middle
School teacher Michelle Futch
was named the recipient of a
2007 Inspired Teacher
Scholarship for Visual Learning
from Inspiration Software.
Nic Tomlinson and Kpri
Edewaard were crowned king
and queen of the Blountstown
High School Junior-Senior
Prom.


town cleanup.
John W. Thiemann of See YEAR IN REVIEW page 7


Volunteers from RiverTown Community Church joined Blountstown
Main Street members for a downtown cleanup in March.


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Andrew Sydney Hall, Jr. and Jerica Lynell Schmarje

Schmarje and Hall


plan May wedding


Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey
Schmarje of Bristol, Fl, are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their daugh-
ter, Jerica Lynell Schmarje,
to Andrew Sydney Hall, Jr.
of Malone, Fl.
Jerica graduated from
Liberty County High School
in 2002. She earned her AA
degree at Chipola College
and is now attending school
at Flagler College in
Tallahassee, Fl, where she is
also employed with the
Department of Revenue.
Andrew is the son of Andy


and Laura Hall of Marianna,
Fl, and -Robin and Floyd
Hinson- of Worcester, New
York. Andrew graduated
from Malone High School in
1999 and now is employed
with Naborhood Building
Products in Tallahassee as
manager.
The couple is looking for-
ward to their wedding day on
May 10, 2008, in Bristol, Fl,
at Torreya State Park, fol-
lowed by a reception at
Veterans Memorial Civic
Center.


'Snow Queen' in Bristol Jan. 5


The Liberty -County Arts
Council will be 'presenting a
production of "The Snow
Queen" performed by the
Killearn Performing Arts and
the Tallahassee Irish Step
Dancers.
"The Snow Queen"' is a win-
ter fairy tale by Hans Anderson
that is about friendship and the
triumph of good over evil. This
performance of the timeless tale
is set to Irish Music and Dance.
There will be one performance
only on January 5th at 7pm
(EST) at the Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center.
Tickets will be $5. For informa-


tion please call Babs Moran
643-5491 or Gloria Keenan
643-5235.


I -


Kaleidoscope Theatre
proudly presents Moon Over
Buffalo, the comedy by Ken
Ludwig. The cast includes
Blountstown's own Andrea
Hagler McCrary.
Performances are 'January
11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30
p.m. and Jan. 13, 20, *27 at 2
p.m. Admission is Adults $15,
Seniors and Active Duty
Military $14, Students $8.
.Reservations (with credit
card) cAn 'be made by calling
850/265-3226..

Denver Hayes
benefit account
at Wakulla Bank
A benefit account has been
set up at the Wakulla Bank in
Bristol for Denver Hayes.
Denver a Liberty County 4-
H Alumni who was in a single
vehicle crash and sustained a
broken back. Denver was
flown out to Sheppard's in
Atlanta on December 20
around noon time. He will
undergo extensive therapy in
order to help him become inde-
pendent. Denver's father
Bubba will be staying with him
while in Atlanta.
If you would like to give to
the Denver Hayes benefit
account please go by the
Wakulla Bank in Bristol.


Kaleidoscope Theatre is
located at 207 E. 24th Street,
Lynn Haven. For more details,
go to www.kt-online.org


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Ebersole, Hobbie


will wed Saturday
4rlin and Doris Ebersole Mary Hobbie of Prattville, AL.
of Blountstown, FL, are The wedding will be held
pleased to announce the final Saturday, January 5, 2008, at 2
wedding plans of their daughter, pm central time in Rivertown
Sharon` Renee Ebersole, to Community Church's LIFE
Stewart Ray Hobbie. They Center with a reception imme-
both reside in Blountstown. diately following. All family and
Stewart is the son of Alton and friends are invited to attend.

Andrew Hagler McCrary

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The County Record, JANUARY 2, 2008, Page 4


SALLY ESTELLE
CRUMPTON
Sally Estelle Crumpton, 93,
of Blountstown, passed away
Friday, December 21, 2007, in
Blountstown.
Mrs. Crumpton was born in
Scotts Ferry and had lived in
Calhoun County for much of
her life. She was a homemaker,
and a member of the holiness
faith.
She is survived by one
daughter, Addie C. Lambeth, of
Blountstown; one step-daugh-
ter, Bonnie Gaggley of Brinson,
GA; 16 grandchildren, several
great.grandchildren, and sever-
al great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
at 3:00 PM Sunday, December
23, from the Abe Springs
Pentecostal Holiness Church
with Reverend Michael Morris
officiating. Interment followed
in the Polar Branch Cemetery
in Gadsden County.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at
www.adamsfh.com).

JAMES M. "BOUDIE"
DILLARD
Mr. James M. "Boudie"
Dillard, a life-long resident of
Calhoun County, passed away
Christmas Day at his home in
Altha at the age of 82.
You may remember Boudie
for his 16 years of service as a
County Commissioner or
maybe for the thousands of
earthworms you bought from
him at his bait shop in Altha.
You may remember him haul-
ing a load of dirt to your home
or maybe even sharing a meal
with him in his home.
However, his family and friends
will always remember him for
his kindness, generosity and
although at times rough, over-
whelming amount of love.
Born July 12, 1925, in Carr,
Florida, Boudie never ventured
too far from home for too long.
He enlisted in the US Navy in
1942 at the age of seventeen.
After serving four years, most of
which were Pacific Front during
World War II, he returned
home and promptly fell in love
with and wed Maryell Vickery
"ofl October 19, 1946. After
"m ovihig 't6'Palatlia, Florida, 'for
twov years, the coupl returned
to the community they loved


and never left again. Instead,
Boudie stayed and displayed
his affection for Calhoun
County and its citizens by fight-
ing for the causes he believed in
as a commissioner and sharing
whatever he had to give with
anyone who could use it.
Because of his love for this com-
munity, his friends and his fam-
ily, Boudie will forever be loved
in return.
James Mallory "Boudie"
Dillard was preceded in death
by four sisters, Lois Dillard,
Mamie Dillard, Mavis Flowers
and Josephine Land; one broth-
er, Marlin Dillard; and his par-
ents, Matthew and Dovie
Dillard.
He is survived by his wife of
61 years, Maryell Vickery
Dillard; daughter, Angela
Wallace and husband, Daryl, of
Altha; grandson, Stephen
Tatum and fiance, Becky, of
Marianna; granddaughter,
Marsha Byrom and husband,
Jonr, of Leavenworth, Kansas;
one great-granddaughter, Julia
Claire Byrom, of Leavenworth,
Kansas; two step great-grand-
children, Will and Kristen
McDaniel of Marianna; two sis-
ters, Myrtice Dillard Carter
and husband, Winston, of
Interlachen, Florida, and
Margie Dillard Fuqua, of
Marianna; and numerous, spe-
cial and beloved nephews and
nieces.
Funeral Services for Mr.
Dillard were held at 11 AM,
Friday, December 28, at the
Altha Church of God with the
Reverend David Pleasant, Jr.
officiating. Interment followed
in Chipola Cemetery with Hall
Funeral Home directing.
Hall Funeral Home was' in
charge of these arrangements.

ROBERT EUSTON (ROB)
GRIFFIN
Mr. Robert Euston (Rob)
Griffin, 82, of Kinard, Fla.,
passed away Monday night,
December 24, 2007, at Bay
Health and Rehab Center in
Panama City, Fla., under the
expert care of Covenant
Hospice.
Mr. Griffin was born on July
28, 1925, to Mose and Bessie
(Warren) Griffin of Calhoun
County "an ha lived 'in
Calhoun County for most of his
life. Rob was a retired road


Arrow of Truth

by Rev. R.W. Waterman

The Joy of Recovery I always liked. While gathering
Matthew 18:14 this and other pictures together
Sheep, like people, often to put into an album, that pic-
wander off the beaten path and ture was lost for several years.
become lost. They don't mean Then one day I found it, I was
to, but something distracts filled with joy and from that day
them. Something looks desir- to this that picture holds a spe-
able enough for them to make a cial place in my heart because it
detour. Sometimes they are was lost, but now is found.
even so engrossed in their new God's great love is not a gen-
discovery that they don't even eral love for sinful humanity,
realize they are lost. but it is an individual love for
That's when the sheep need each lost person. Our love
a good shepherd! 'He senses should be the same. Our Savior
that one of his sheep is missing like a shepherd leads us so that
and goes immediately to find it we may be under-shepherds to
and return it safely to the fold. those around us that we and
Christ is our ideal Shepherd, others can have that special joy
whether we stay safe with the of recovery.
flock or wander off on our own.
With our true Shepherd, it is
not a matter of merely recover- 'o I
ing a material loss. He really
loves His sheep and rejoices i AA
with them when they are recov-
ered. There is joy in heaven
when one of us is brought back
into the fold.
A sheep, a jewel, a child, any
treasure takes on greater worth MONUMENTS SLABS
when lost or endangered and MARKERS
then brought back to safety. CEMETERY ENGRAVING
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wife when we were dating, that 8 0 7 4





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construction worker and was of
the Protestant faith. He was a
member of Dixie Masonic
Lodge #109 F&AM in
Blountstown, member of the
Scottish Rite Bodies in Panama
City, member of the Shaddai
Shrine Temple in Panama City.
Mr. Griffin was preceded in
death by a son, Douglas Lloyd
Griffin.
Survivors include his wife,
Alice May Griffin, of Kinard;
three sons, Richard Griffin and
his wife, Janice, of Tampa, Fla.,
Johnny Griffin of New Port
Richey, Fla., Allen Griffin of
Zephyrhills, Fla.; one daughter,
Mary Karen Dunn, of Spring
Hill, Fla.; two brothers,
Bennett Griffin of Blountstown
and Floyd Griffin of Kinard;
three sisters, Bertie Mae Pitts
of Kinard, Margaret Brogdon of
Wewahitchka, and Naomi
Ponds of Kinard; one sister-in-
law, Eunice Griffin, of
Blountstown; several grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Friday, December 28, at 11:00
a.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel in Blountstown
with Rev. Michael Morris offici-
ating. Interment followed in the
Cypress Creek Cemetery in
Kinard with Masonic Rites at
the graveside.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).

CECIL WATTS
Mr. Cecil Watts, 93, of
Hosford, passed' away
Thursday, December 20, 2007,
in Blountstown.
Mr. Watts was born in
Paxton, FL, and had lived in
Liberty County since 1984.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Martie Watts; a son,
Lonnie Watts; a brother, Arzell
Watts; four sisters, Pearly
Rinfro, Lorene Chester, Eileen
Moore and Myrtle Seger.
He is survived by four sons,
Leslie Watts of Cave City,
Arkansas, Marvin Watts of
Mulberry, Florida, Edward
Watts of Monticello, Arkansas,
and Carl James Watts of
Columbus, GA; two daughters,
Delois Burke of Hosford arid jo
Ann Horne of Bangor,
Michigan; one sister, Eva
Lambeth, of Tallahassee; 26
grandchildren and many great
grandchildren and great great
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
at 11:00 a.m. CST Thursday,
December 27; from the Adams
Funeral Home Chapel in
Blountstown with Sister Pearl
Edwards Braswell officiating.
Interment followed in the
Sanders Cemetery in Hosford.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at
www.adamsfh.com).


Watchtower rep to speak



at Special Assembly Day


Pat LaFranka, a representa-
tive of the Watchtower and
Bible Tract Society will be fea-
tured speaker at the upcoming
Special Assembly Day of
Jehovah's Witnesses on
January 5.
The Scriptural admonition
provide by means of this pro-
gram will increase our appreci-
ation as Christians for
Jehovah's four main attributes
as the great potter, wisdom, jus-
tice, power and love.
La Franka will address the
audience on the themes "Not
'Fashioned After This System
of Things'" and "Be Molded by
the Great Potter."
Parents and young ones will
find encouragement in special
talks for them.

The program will bring
encouragement and insight by
helping all to see that whatever
the Great Potter (Jehovah) pur-
poses, he accomplishes, but it is
up to each one of us to choose


how we will respond to his
shaping of us. Encouragement
on how we can do this will be
given at this Special Assembly
Day. The public is invited to
this encouraging program. The


program starts at 9:55 on
Saturday, January 5, at the
Marina Civic Center in down-
town Panama City.
No admission and no collec-
tions are taken.


orn Churnh Directory
j For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041


SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM


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


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


Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM

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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


Wednesday Bible Study... 9:00 AM

Sunday School.. 9:45 Ai. .
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM


For Information on Placing Your Church


Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-5725
Pastor: Rev. Dave Odum
Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service...11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM
"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"


St. Mary Missionary

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


Blountstown First

Assembly of God Church


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


Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Blountstown, FL
850-674-4331


in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041


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Email: btownumc@yahoo.com


Telephone: 674-8254


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The County Record, JANUARY 2, 2008, Page 5


Covenant Hospice honors


ouldie" Dillard


Theresa Dendy attends


adult literacy training


Theresa Dendy (pictured
above) represented Calhoun
County at the Florida Literacy
Ambassador Training in Crystal
River in November, 2007.
The Florida Literacy
Ambassador Training was a
state-wide event sponsored by
the Florida Literacy Coalition
and AmeriCorp*VISTA. Ms.
Dendy made an excellent pres-
entation to a packed audience
of adult literacy administrators,
VISTA Members, and literacy
volunteers. She received a
Certificate for successful com-
pletion of the training.
Theresa is an enthusiastic
spokesperson for the Calhoun
County Public Library's Family
Literacy program. Ms. Dendy
serves on the Literacy Board
and recruits adult students


Masons to


install new

officers

Red Level Lodge #134,
Free & Accepted Masons, will
host an open installation of
lodge officers at 6 pm on
Saturday, Jan. 5. in their lodge
at 5602 Alliance Rd. Families
and friends are invited to
attend, followed by refresh-
ments.
Installing Officer Parry
Dolin, Past District Deputy
Grand Master, will conduct the
ceremony. The in-coming 2008
lodge officers are: Worshipful
Master Michael Trickey;
Senior Warden Joey Branton;
Junior Warden Robbie Wilks;
Secretary JD Godwin;
Chaplain Roy Cooke; Senior
Warden Billy Conway; Senior
Steward Michael Young; Junior
Steward Larry Reimann; and
Tyler Charlie Watts.
Three officers continuing to
serve in their current positions
are: Treasurer Richard
Edenfield; Junior Deacon
Emmett McCalvin; and
Marshall Lee Roberson. Chuck
Morgan has been appointed
Lodge Instructor, and Robert
Wilks Cateschim Instructor.


wanting to obtain their GED or
receive reading, writing, or
math help. Lavaine Williams
and Helen Gavin (not pictured)
also attended the conference.
If you or someone you know
wants to improve reading skills
or work toward a GED please
call Ms. Williams or Ms. Gavin
at 674-5200 for information.


Forestry


pageant


March 8
The 2nd Annual Miss
Calhoun County Forestry
Preliminary Pageant will be
held on March 8,2008 6p.m.at
the Blountstown High School
Auditorium. Age Divisions are:
Baby 0-23 mths, Teeny 2-3
yrs, Tiny 4-6 yrs, Little 7-9 yrs,
Junior 10-12 yrs,. Teen: 13-16,;
afd Miss 17-24. Teen and Miss'
must compete in the age divi-
sion in which they will be com-
peting at :the Florida State
Forestry Pageant July 12, 2008
in Tallahassee. Miss contestants
must live, work, or go to school
in either Calhoun or Liberty
County. Entry fee for Baby
Miss thru Junior Miss is $40
plus one good luck ad. Teen-
Miss is $50, plus one good luck
ad.
Please visit ,www.miss-
floridaforesty.com/calhoun/ for
more information. You can also
e-mail calhouncountyforesty
@yahoo.com or call Tonya at
762-4561.


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BY JENNIFER GRIFFIN
COVENANT HOSPICE, MARIANNA

Mr. Bouldie Dillard passed
away on Christmas Day., Just a
few days before he died, he
allowed Jennifer Griffin of
Covenant Hospice to interview
him. She is pleased to share
her story about the Dillards
with The County Record read-
ers.
You can visit the Calhoun
County Library, Calhoun
County Court House and Sam
Atkins Park and recognize this
man's name. He has served as
a monumental influence in
Calhoun County for many
years.
Mr. James Dillard is better
known to most of you as
Bouldie. He has been in
Calhoun County for the better
part of his life. He was born
July 12, 1925. He stayed in
Altha until he joined the Navy
in1942 until 1946. I asked him
how long he was in the Navy,
and he replied "3 years 9
months and 20 days." He
served his term aboard the USS
Franklin D. Roosevelt in the
Atlantic Ocean. Mr. Dillard
recalls good times and sad
times. He wouldn't take any-
thing for his time in the Navy.
The Navy allowed him to expe-
rience things he would not have
been able to otherwise. He told
me, "The Navy made a man
out of me."
Bouldie came home to Altha
in 1946. The first thing he did
was buy a Harley Davidson
motorcycle. He cruised around
town in style. In fact he cruised


The Big Bend Disaster
Animal Response Team
(DART), a nonprofit organiza-
tion whose volunteers respond
during disasters and emergen-
cies, recently donated a set of
i,: Oxygen masks othee
Blountstown Fire Department.
The pet oxygen masks are
made specifically to fit on ani-
mals. In house fires, pets as well
as their owners are often over-
come by smoke inhalation and
these high-quality masks will
aid firefighters in reviving pets
overcome by smoke during
house fires. "Purchasing the
masks has been a great project
for our team," noted Haven
Cook, current President of Big
Bend DART. "Most people
probably wouldn't like to see
tax dollars spent on something
like this, so our group decided
to buy the masks and donate
them to fire departments in the
Big Bend area. With these
masks on hand, a firefighter can
be prepared to save somebody's
pet."
Each set of masks, which
sells for $55 a set, contains a
small, medium and large mask
which can fit dogs, cats, ferrets,
and hamsters, and other ani-
mals. Another advantage of the
masks is that they are reusable
and won't need constant
replacement. Fire Chief Ben
Hall noted, "We're happy to get
something like this donated to
our supply of equipment, and it


right to Frink High School
where he met the love of his life
- Maryell. Mrs. Maryell said
"he sure was a fine looking
sailor." Bouldie and Maryell
were married October 19,
1946. He recalls carrying her
across the thresh hold of their
home the day they got married.
This was one of the happiest
times of his life. They have
spent most of their married life
right here in Altha. There were
a few times they tried their luck
else where, but always seemed
to find their way home.
The Dillards always seemed
to keep busy being self
employed. Together they
owned and operated a filling
station-they recall the price of
the fuel then... 18 cent per gal-
lon!!! They had a trucking and
pulp wood business, wholesale
bait, hauling dirt, backhoe and
both drove a dump truck. I am
sure many of you recall the dif-
ferent trades that Bouldie
Dillard had his hand in. Mrs.
Maryell told me, "Bouldie
knew he had to be the boss!"
In 1959 the Lord blessed
them with their daughter Angel.
She was a blessing that they
had been looking for. Mr.
Bouldie calls her his "Miss
Priss". Both Mr. Bouldie and
Mrs. Maryell both said Angel
was such a good child. She
brought them an exceptional
joy they had been longing for.
Angel has blessed them with
two wonderful grand children-
Stephen and Marsha. Marsha
now has a little girl, Julia. As I
was visiting with Mr. Bouldie,
all he could talk about was get-


helps us serve the community
better."
DART team are made up of
volunteers trained to retrieve
pets and livestock left behind
during emergencies, disasters,
or evacuations. The, team also
sets up and staffs "pet friendly"
shelters for the Capital Area


ting to see his Ladybug. He
was talking about Julia. He
said she was a little Angel. He
talks to her on the phone, and
in her 6 month old babble he is
sure she says "I Love You." He
planned a birthday party for lit-
tle Julia.
In 1966 Mr. Bouldie was
appointed by the Governor to
the seat of County
Commissioner. After complet-
ing that term he ran unopposed
and ended up serving Calhoun
County for 16 years as a
County Commissioner. During
his time as County
Commissioner he recalls some
of his greatest personal'accom-
plishments. He was very proud
of his involvement in. the
Calhoun County Library. He
named the names of the people


Chapter of the American Red
Cross during disasters and
evacuations throughout the 8-
county area of the big bend.

More 'nformation on Big
Bend DART and the pet oxy-
gen mask project can be found
at www.bigbenddart.org.


who helped bring Calhoun
County their own library. He
remembered like it was yester-
. day. Also, while he was on the
Board of County
Commissioners he remembers
making the motion to allow the
County to vote on the new
Court House. He is very proud
of his community and the
involvement he had in helping
make it a better place. His
legacy and commitment will
live far beyond his life.
Mr. James "Bouldie" Dillard
was diagnosed with Oat Cell
Lung Cancer. He recently
became a Covenant Hospice
patient. He told everyone who
came to visit with him about the
exceptional care he and his
family received frofi Covenant
Hospice. April Kent, RN is his
nurse and Tamara Hudson,
BSW is his social worker.
Together they are part of a
much larger team that support-
ed the Dillard Family. Brother
Jackie Howell, Chaplain often
visited with him as well offering
him prayer and comfort.
At Covenant Hospice we
offer our patients the best qual-
ity of life,we can. If you know
someone who can, benefit, from
Covenrat Hospice call (850)
482-8520 or www.covenant
hospice.org.


Maryell and Bouldie Dillard


Big Bend Disaster Animal Response Team contribution'

Pet oxygen masks donated to BFD


THE CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN WILL HOLD AMNESTY CLEAN-UP

FOR RRESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS ONLY
THIS IS FREE OF CHARGE AND WILL BE HELD

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2007

THROUGH MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008

PICK UP ITEMS:
COUCHES, OLD BEDS, BICYCLES, APPLIANCES, AIR CONDITIONERS, MISCELLANEOUS JUNK.
WILL NOT PICK UP:
CHEMICALS/PAINTS, BATTERIES, TIRES, BUILDING DEBRIS, COMMERCIAL OR CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS.
PLACE ALL ITEMS AT THE CURBSIDE FOR PICK-UP SEPARATE ALL APPLIANCE ITEMS AND ALL LIMBS/
YARD DEBRIS AND THEY WILL BE PICKED UP. ,

NOTICE!
YARD DEBRIS (LIMBS, LEAVES, ETC.)
WILL BE PICKED UP ON MONDAYS
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The County Record, JANUARY 2, 2008, Page 6


Wildcats will be back





on the hardwood Jan. 8


Wildcat Drew Brazell (13) battles a couple of Wewa Gators in
the Rivertown Christmas Classic.


FWC seeks information


on 2 slaughtered bears


Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) officials are requesting
the public's help in determining
who slaughtered two Florida
black bears in Gulf County.
FWC received notification
on Dec. 22 thai two bears had
been killed illegally. One was a
195-pound female found on
,Road 20, and the other was a
425-pound female found on
Jarrott 1Daniels 'Roa4., Both
bears had been shot, FWC offi-
cials said.
The roads are located


between two private properties
that are leased for hunting.
Florida banned the hunting of
black bears in 1994. The bears
are now listed as threatened in
the state.
The investigation into who
committed these crimes contin-
ues, and a reward is being
offered if the information leads
to an arrest, according to FWC
officials. Call Wildlife. Alert toll-
free at 1-888-4q,-3922 to
report any information about
this crime. Callers can remain
anonymous.


Winter baseball camp;

limited spaces available


There will be a winter base-
ball camp on instructional field-
ing, hitting and pitching. This
will take place on January 2nd,
3rd and 4th for boys ages 8-14.
This is a 3 day camp.
Cost will be $90.00 per


child. SPACES ARE LIMIT-
ED.

For more information please
call Emory Home at 850-624-
6749 or at home at 674-2434,
or Tim Young at 850-447-2600.


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BY JIM McINTOSH
Last week the Altha
Wildcats sandwiched two wins
in between a loss last week in
the Rivertown Christmas
Classic Tournament in
Blountstown.
MONDAY, DECEMBER
17-It had been several years
since Altha had beaten
Graceville in basketball. That
changed last Monday when the
Wildcats (8-2; 3-1, 2-2A)
downed the Tigers (5-5; 1-0),
55-44, in the opening game of
the tournament.
Altha led 16-11 at the end of
the first quarter. The halftime
margin was only three, 26-23,
in favor of the Wildcats. Altha
took over in the third period,
scoring 15 points while holding
the Tigers to only 5 points, and
stretched their lead to 41-28.
The Wildcats outshot the
Tigers from the field-47% (16
of 34) to 41% (11 of 27). Altha
was also better at the charity
stripe, knocking down 50% (6
of 12) to Graceville's 43% (3 of
7). Both teams made 56 % (5
of 9) of their 3-point attempts.
Posting his fourth double-
double of the season, the
Wildcats' Drew Brazell led all
scorers with 15 points and he
crashed the boards for 10
rebounds. Brazell also had 2
steals and an assist. Josh
McIntosh stroked 12 points,
including a 3-pointer. He did
work by pulling down 8
rebounds, had 7 assists and 7
steals, and rejected 5 Tigers'
shot attempts. Cale Chafin
drained 8 points, including 2
from beyond the arc, along with
2 assists and a rebound. Juan
Alejos and Kevin Saldana put


up 5 points and both swished a
3-pointer. Alejos was credited
with 2 steals and a rebound
while Saldana cleared 6 boards
and he blocked a shot attempt.
Corde Beauchamp was credited
with 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2
steals, 2 assists, and he blocked
a shot attempt. Both Ethan
Byler and Jake Edenfield
chipped in 3 points: Edenfield
buried a 3-pointer and collected
a rebound. Byler snagged 6
rebounds and swatted away a
Tiger's shot attempt.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER
18-In a rematch against the
Holmes County Blue Devils (7-
3), the Wildcats' (8-3;3-1)
shooting was as cold as the
weather outside. That resulted
in the Wildcats' third loss, 59-
33, of the season. The Blue
Devils packed their defense
inside and forced Altha to shoot
over them. Their shots were
catching plenty of iron but not
enough of the nets.
Holmes County led 11-4 in
the first quarter and it was 25-
17 at the intermission. The
Blue Devils scored 15 third
quarter points while the
Wildcats could only manage a
field goal.
From the field Holmes
County made 59% (19 of 32) of
their shots while Altha shot a
season low, 36% (10 of 28). In
the free throw department the
Blue Devils sank 42% (5 of 12)
while the Wildcats could. only
manage 18% (3 of 17). Holmes
County shot 63% (5 of 8) from
the free throw line, while Altha
made 50% (4 of 8) of their
shots.
Kevin Saldana led the
Wildcats in scoring with 9
points (including one from


beyond the arc) along with an
assist and a rebound. Josh
McIntosh put up 8 points
(including a 3-pointer), cleared
5 rebounds, had 4 steals, 3
assists, and he blocked 2 Blue
Devils' shot attempts. Drew
Brazell 'scored 7 points and col-
lected 7 rebounds as well as a
steal and he rejected a shot
attempt. Cale Chafin added 5
points (including one from 3-
point land), 5 assists, and 2
rebounds. Corde Beauchamp
rounded out the scoring with 4
points along with 2 rebounds
and a steal.
THURSDAY, DECEM-
BER 20-Although they start-
ed out slowly, the Wildcats
caught fire offensively, out
manned them on the boards,
and handed the Wewahitchka
Gators (1-8;0-4) a 69-42 loss.
Altha was only up by a point,
13-12, at the end of the first
period. But they took over in
the second quarter with a 19-6
run and led 32-18 at halftime.
It was the same verse in third
stanza as the Wildcats built a
52-33 lead.
Altha blistered the nets with
a 79% (27 of 34) effort in the
field goal department while
Wewa only managed to make
54% (14 of 26). From beyond
the arc the Wildcats found
money on 33% (3 of 9) while
the Gators connected on only
18% (2 of 11) of their 3-point-
ers. Altha was better at the free
throw line, sinking 62% (8 of
13) while Wewa made good on
only 57% (8 of 14).
Drew Brazell once again led
led all scorers with 23 points
and 11 rebounds-his fifth dou-
ble-double of the year. Brazell
also blocked a shot. Kevin


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Saldana drained 16 points
(including a 3-pointer), pulled
down 5 rebounds, had 2 assists,
and he rejected a shot attempt.
Josh McIntosh knocked down
15 points, ripped down 11
rebounds, had 8 assists, and he
swatted away a Gators' shot
attempt. Cale Chafin was good
for 6 points, 3 assists, and 2
rebounds. Corde Beauchamp
helped his team-with 5 points
(including a 3-pointer), 3
rebounds, 2 steals, and an
assist. Jake Edenfield con-
tributed 4 points and he had a
steal.
Several Altha Wildcats are
among the high school Big
Bend basketball leaders this
season. (according to the
December 21 issue of The
Tallahassee Democrat). Drew
Brazell (163) and Josh
McIntosh (132) are second and
fifth, respectively, in the total
number of points scored. In the
rebound department, Brazell is
number one in the total number
of rebounds with 88 while
McIntosh is tied for third place
with 69. McIntosh is second in
the total number of steals with
. 35 and Corde Beauchamp is in
third place with 25 on the year.
Leading the Big Bend in the
total number of assists is
McIntosh with 69 and Cale
Chafin is fifth with 28 assists.
Brazell is number two with 15
blocks this season and Josh
McIntosh is in third place with
13. Congratulations to these
Wildcats for their hard work
which has contributed to
Altha's 8-3 overall record and
their 3-1 mark in district 2-2A!
With only 9 regular season
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The County Record, JANUARY 2, 2008, Page 7


Year in Review continued


Former Calhoun County
Commission candidate Julian
"Jack" Shiver was charged with
murder after his estranged wife
passed away from a gunshot
wound to the head. Jackson
County authorities alleged
Shiver, 44, of Altha, went to the
home of Paul Barber, Jr., 52, in
Cottondale, the night of April
14. Felisia Shiver, 45, of Altha,
who was reportedly separated
from Jack, was inside the resi-
dence with Barber. When they
failed to let Shiver in the home,
he allegedly kicked in the door,
confronted Felisia, and shot her
in the head with a handgun.
Barber had armed himself with
a shotgun and reportedly
exchanged gunfire with Jack.
Barber was not hit, but Shiver
was shot twice in the torso.
EChipola College student
Krystle Shelton of Altha was
named a Guistwhite Scholar by
Phi Theta Kappa, the
International Honor Society for
Community College students.
The Chipola sophomore
received a $5,000 scholarship
that accompanied the presti-
gious award.
Seven Blountstown Tigers
qualified for the state weightlift-
ing finals held in Daytona
Beach. They included Malcolm
Ivory (183 lb. class), Ryan
Baker (219 lb. class), Britt
Leach (199 lb. class), Josh Lee
(199 lb. class), Britt Wood (139
lb. class), Joseph Sapp (129 lb.
class), and Justin Godwin (139
lb. class).
Hundreds of area residents
were on hand to celebrate the
grand opening of the
Blountstown Greenway.
Commonly referred to by locals
as "the trail", the Blountstown
Greenway is a paved path that
winds through the woods, along
old rail lines, and across creeks,
extending from the
Apalachicola River to Sam
Atkins Park. It's open to walk-
ers, runners, bicyclists, and
roilerbladers.
The Blountstown Lady
Tigers edged the Sneads Lady
Pirates, 4-3, to clinch the dis-
trict title on their home turf.
The Tigers were led at the plate
iby Molly Fagen, 4 Brittany
'Griffin, Allison Jones Chelsea
Faircloth, Lauren Wood, and
Ellen Williams with one hit a
piece. Kaitlin Peacock was the
winning pitcher.
The Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce cele-
brated at their 60th annual
banquet. One of the highlights
of the evening was the Citizens
of the Year Award that went to
Willard and Linda Smith of the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement.
Chamber President Vicki
Montford remembered the late
Bobby Clark who served on the
Chamber Board of Directors for
many years. She announced
the renaming of the Chamber's
Member of the Year Award
which will now be known as the
Bobby Clark Award. His family
accepted the 2007 award on his
behalf. Rotary Club President
Jeff Kimbrel honored Aileen
McQuagge as the Volunteer of
the Year.
MAY
A four-wheeler wreck
claimed the life of a Liberty
County man. Larry Louis
Brake, 43, of Hosford, died
from injuries sustained in the
accident.


Governor Charlie Crist
announced Philip McMillan of
Blountstown was re-appointed
to the Governing Board of the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District.
McMillan, 54, is the vice presi-
dent and general manager of
Neal Land & Timber.
Trudie Alford, a third
grader at Blountstown
Elementary School, was recov-
ering after being bitten by a
Copperhead snake on the
school playground.
Calhoun County gradua-
tion ceremonies were set with
Lauren Wood named valedicto-
rian of BHS' Class of 2007 and
twins Brad and Ryan Wells
sharing the honor at Altha
School. Tabinda Syed was hon-
ored as the BHS salutatorian
and Ashton Lee held the title at
Altha.
A project with a big name
paid off in a big way for
Calhoun County when the local
industrial park was ranked
number one in the region as a
"megasite" for new industry.
The designation includes' an
extensive marketing effort.
Vicki Davis, Blountstown
Elementary School Principal,
was honored at The University
of Florida graduation. She was
the recipient of the
Distinguished Educator Award
for the State of Florida. Mrs.'
Davis was one of five recipients
across the state to receive this
honor for her many contribu-
tions as an outstanding educa-
tor in the public schools of
Florida.
A memorial service was
held for Raymond Smith who
died December 4, 1964.
Enlisted in the Navy and serv-
ing in the Phillipines, Smith
and his crew were killed in their
aircraft in what was described
as a training mission in the
South China Sea. His body was
never recovered. His death
occurred three weeks after his
only child, Marilyn, was born
and the day before his first wed-
ding anniversary. His family
was left with many unanswered
questions surrounding his
death. Thanks to- research by
Raypond's, niece, Rita Smith
Pruette, and her 'husband, Jim,
family and friends were able to
find closure nearly 43 years
after Raymond's death.
The Apalachicola River
was the place to be for the 12th
Annual Big River Roundup
Florida Championship
Flathead Catfish Tournament.
Taking home the cash were
Ken Keel (1st largest, 29.13 lb.,
$2000), Danny Earnest (2nd
largest, 27.29 lb., $1000), Ken
Sumner (3rd largest, 27.12 lb.,
$500), Ken Peak (4th largest,
25.84 lb., $300), Wade Earnest
(5th largest, 25.76 lb., $200),
and Trey Holcomb who won
$100 for the most Flathead
poundage at 164.55 lbs.
The faculty and staff of
Altha Public School honored
Kathy Waldorff with a retire-
ment dinner at Captain
Anderson's in Panama City.
Much laughter was shared and
many thanks were given to her
for 40 years of educational serv-
ice.
Jonathan Kombrinck, son
of Bruce and Adronna
Kombrinck of Blountstown,

See YEAR IN REVIEW page 12


ABOVE: The Apalachicola River
was the place to be in May for
the 12th Annual Big River
Roundup Florida Championship
Fldthead Catfish Tournament.
Taking home the cash were
(from left) Ken Keel. (1st
largest, 29.13 lb., $2000),
Danny Earnest (2nd), Ken
Sumner (3rd), Ken Peak (4th),
and Wade Earnest (5th).

AT RIGHT: The Blountstown AA
All-Star team completed their
season in July with a run at the
State title in East Lakeland, FL.
The All Stars are shown posing
inr froht of the "Home of the
Detroit Tigers" sign in the hotel
where they stayed.


Seven Blountstown Tigers qualified for the state finals in April held in
Daytona Beach. They included (front row, from left) Malcolm Ivory
(183 lb. class), Ryan Baker (219 lb. class), (back row) Britt Leach
(199 lb. class), Josh Lee (199 lb. class), Britt Wood (139 lb.
class), and Joseph Sapp (129 lb. class). Not pictured is Justin
Godwin (139 lb. class)..







The County Record, JANUARY 2, 2008, Page 8


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CARRMS


rnR CHrunl ] Talk to kids about safe

driving New Year's Eve


Carr 7th graders hold toy drive
Mrs. Leonard's seventh grade reading class collected toys for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department after
the read-aloud "What Child Is This?" by Caroline Cooney. Thanks for your generosity! Pictured are (left to right)
Kelly Ruiz, Kristen Jenkins, Savannah Pitts, and Staci Mayo.

Neves


reads to


students

School Superintendent Mary
Sue Neves recently visited Carr .
School -:She read The-Polar
Express" by Chris Van AUsburg to
the first grade classes and
"Snowmen At Christmas" by
Caralyn Buehner to the second
graders. After the stories every-
one was treated to Christmas
bells or delicious cookies.
Pictured is Mrs. Neves as she
reads to the first grade.


New Year's,


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To ALL


May your fondest hopes
and dreams be realized in
2008. We wish you a bright

and exciting new year.


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for letting
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Attorney General Bill
McCollum today issued a con-
sumer advisory encouraging
parents to talk to their
teenagers about safe driving
practices on New Year's Eve.
The Attorney General noted
that during the year 2006,
Florida experienced more than
1,300 alcohol-related traffic
fatalities and of those, 158
involved children under the age
of 21.
Attorney General McCollum
emphasized the importance of
having parents engage their
children in conversations about
the dangers of underage drink-
ing and driving, particularly on
a holiday night with potentially
high numbers of intoxicated
drivers.
"Young people need to know
that they are responsible for
their safety and only by making
smart decisions can they pro-
tect themselves and potentially
those around them," said
Attorney General McCollum.
"With an increased number of
drivers on the road during the
holidays, teen drivers need to
be especially cautious behind
the wheel and should be strong-
ly admonished not to drink."
The Attorney General also
noted that parents and adults
should never provide alcohol to
underage children, regardless of
the situation. In May, Attorney
General McCollum helped
launch a public awareness cam-
paign intended to prevent
underage drinking. "We Don't
Serve Teens," developed by the
Federal Trade Commission and
the Century Council, is an ini-
tiative designed to inform adults
that providing underage youth
with alcohol is unsafe, illegal
and irresponsible.
"Study after study shows
teens are obtaining alcohol from
people they already know and
kids are citing their parents as
the leading influence over their
decision to drink or not to
drink alcohol," said Attorney
General McCollum.


According to a survey con-
ducted by the Century Council,
. a not-for-profit organization
funded by America's leading
distillers dedicated to fighting
drunk driving and underage
drinking, 96 percent of adults
said it is unacceptable for
another parent or other adult to
provide alcohol to their teenag-
er without their permission.
Further, all survey respondents
said if they learned another par-
ent or adult had provided alco-
hol to their teenager without
their permission, they would
consider taking legal recourse


against the other parent or their
child.
"Underage drinking is illegal
and dangerous, and when you
add a vehicle to the equation, it
can be deadly. Parents wield
more power than they might
think," said Susan Molinari,
chairman of the Century
Council.
"Parents have the greatest
influence over a teen's decision
to drink or not to drink alco-
hol. Talk to your teens about
the dangers of underage drink-
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-vc Jan. 2-3

amber of Commerce for spring


CalCo Travel has been named the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for January. The
CalCo Travel team includes (from left) Bob Melanson, visitor, Sarah Parrish, Marilyn Russell, James
Edwards, Estelle Jones, Lottie-Barton, Nancy Marks and Beverly Freeland.


Chamber of Commerce



board will meet Jan. 8


BY MARTI VICKERY
Executive Director
CHAMBER MEMBER
BUSINESS OF THE
MONTH
Our January 2008 Member
Business of the Month:
CaiCo Travel Director,
Marilyn Russell Calhoun
County Senior Association
Visit CalCo Travel online at:
www.calhouncountyseniors.org
Learn more about our cham-
ber member benefits at:
www.calhounco.org.
MY RESOLUTION FOR
THE NEW YEAR IS...
To make a difference in
Calhoun County... Let's work
together and make it happen!
You can be an active member of
the Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce. Log on to our
website at: calhounco.org to
print out our easy one page
application form. Several levels
of membership are available.
rCall- the CalhourP County
Chamber offices at 674-4519 or
447-1110 for more information.
2008 CALHOUN LIBERTY
PLAT BOOKS
Yes, they are available and
ready for you to purchase* for
just $42.80 including tax. Stop
by the Calhoun County
Chamber offices in Blountstown
or the Calhoun Liberty Journal
in Bristol to purchase your
2008 Calhoun Liberty Plat
books. The Calhoun County
Chamber is located, at 20816
Central Ave East Suite 2 in
Blountstown.
CALHOUN COUNTY
CHAMBER BOARD OF
DIRECTORS
Our January board meeting
is set for Tuesday, January 8.
We will be working towards
finalizing the banquet details,
and taking care of additional
business. Directors, please 'let
us know that you plan to
attend.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING


semester


at Chipola
MARIANNA-Registration
for the 2008 Spring Semester
at Chipola College is Jan. 2 for
returning students and Jan. 3
for new students. New student
testing begins Jan. 2. Classes
begin Jan. 4.
Chipola's open-door policy
allows any student with a high
school diploma to enroll after
completing an application and
providing high school or college
transcripts. Chipola
offers college credit courses
during the day and evening,
and also online and through
independent study. The college
awards the Associate in Arts
(AA) degree which guarantees
acceptance to Florida's public
universities. Chipola also offers
Bachelor's degree programs in
Business Administration and
Secondary Education and
Middle School Education with
majors in Mathematics or
Science. Chipola also offers sev-
eral Associate in Science (AS)
programs, as well as a number
of Workforce Development pro-
grams which provide training
for high wage jobs.
Chipola's University Center
provides opportunities for stu-
dents to pursue a number of
bachelor's and graduate
degrees from FSU, UWF and
Troy on the Chipola campus.
For more information, call
the Chipola Registration Office
at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at
www.chipola.edu


The County Record, JANUARY 2, 2008, Page 9



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COMING UP
Mark your new 2008 calen-
dar for Tuesday, January 15.
The Calhoun County Chamber
membership will be meeting at
the Calhoun County Senior
Center in Blountstown. A bar-
beque lunch, will be served at
12:00 noon CST for just $7.00
including beverage and dessert!
Call 674-4519 to reserve your
seats or send an email to cham-
ber@calhounco.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, February 28,
2008 The Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce Annual


Banquet will be held at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center with
music provided by Sammy
Tedder, an excellent buffet
meal, special awards and door
prizes throughout the evening.
Our evening will be highlighted
by a dynamic speaker, State
Representative Marti Coley.
Tickets will be available to pur-
chase soon.

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The County Record, JANUARY 2, 2008, Page 10


Legal Notice
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE
CALHOUN COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT(S)
IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 07-2-NO1-0701-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of its intent to find
the Amendment(s) to the Comprehensive Plan
for Calhoun County, adopted by Ordinance No
2007-08 on October 2, 2007, IN COMPLI-
ANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187
and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted Calhoun County Comprehensive
Plan Amendment(s) and the Department's
Objections, Recommendations and Comments
Report, (if any), are available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays,
during normal business hours, at the Calhoun
County Clerk's Office, 20859 Southeast Central
Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Any affected person, as defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an
administrative hearing to challenge the proposed
agency determination that the Amendment(s) to
the Calhoun County Comprehensive Plan are In
Compliance, as defined in Subsection
163.3184(1), FS. The petition must be filed with-
in twenty-one (21) days after publication of this
notice, and must include all of the information
and contents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.201, FA.C. The petition must be filed with
the Agency Clerk, Department of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the local government.


Failure to titnely file a petition shall constitute a
waiver of any right to request an administrative
proceeding as a petitioner under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, ES. If a petition is filed, the
purpose of the administrative hearing will be to
present evidence and testimony and forward a
recommended order to the Department. If no
petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall become
final agency action.
If a petition is filed, other affected persons may
petition for leave to intervene in the proceeding.
A petition for intervention must be filed at least
twenty (20) days before the final hearing and
must include all of the information and contents
described in Uniform Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A
petition for leave to intervene shall be filed at the
Division of Administrative Hearings, Department
of Management Services, 1230 Apalachee
Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060.
Failure to petition to intervene within the allowed
time frame constitutes a waiver of any right such
a person has to request a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to participate in the
administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is time-
ly filed, mediation is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), ES., to any affected
person who Is made a party to the proceedings
by filing that request with the administrative law
judge assigned by the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not
affect a party's right to an administrative hearing.
-s- Charlie Gauthier, AICP, Director
Office of Comprehensive Planning.
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
January 2, 2007


DAR meets


Jan. 21 in


Marianna

Chipola Chapter, NSDAR
will meet in the community
room of the Hudnall Building,
4230 Hospital Dr., Marianna,
on Monday, Jan. 21.
The Dutch treat luncheon
will begin with a social time at
11:10 a.m. and the ritual will
follow at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Greg
Lambe of Lambe Chiropractic
Center will speak on
"Chiropractic Health Care."
Visitors are welcome, but must
contact Regent Dorcas Jackson
for reservations by calling (850)
579-2103.


Wildcats-
games remaining, the Wildcats
will return to the hardwood
after the Christmas holidays
and travel to Cottondale on
Tuesday, January 8. The junior
varsity will square off at 6:00
p.m. (CST) and the varsity tilt
is slated for 7:30 p.m. (CST).
Another district match is set for
Thursday as the Wildcats will
take on the Bozeman Bucks on
State Road 77. The junior var-
sity plays at 6:00 p.m. (CST)
and the varsity action will get
underway at 7:30 p.m.


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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.
2 bedroom mobile home, nice loca-
tion near school. in Bristol. Call 643-
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FOR SALE
Computers for sale new or facto-
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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.
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Set. New in. plastic with warranty.
850-222-9879.
BEDROOM: New complete 6
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LEATHER COUCH & LOVESEAT.
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$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-
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FULL MATTRESS SET $125 New
in sealed plastic. Can Deliver. 850-
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FREE PETS
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puppy in desperate need of a home -
please someone call on this cute and
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How can anyone say no to her and I
also have a 2 year old shepherd, she
is easy to train on,commands that
needs a home. PLEASE someone
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LIVESTOCK HAND-PICKED QUALITY
Great older mares for trail riding or
pleasure riding and (2) young horses
born in March 2007. Baby horses
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Funding available for
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,&art: Jan39O2082O-8-aenw3-,30 p.m.
Application Deadline: Jan. ,42008
AL & GA residence
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Call (850) 718-2212 or (850) 718-2479


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTIONS:
Accepting applications for career
service correctional RNs and LPNs at
the following locations: Liberty Cl,
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* Exceptional Health Care Insurance
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Officials at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital made great strides in their efforts to improve local healthcare as they hired a permanent administrator
for the facility in June. Accepting the post was Ronald M. Gilliard of Claxton, Georgia. Pictured (from left) are Dave Berk (consultant), Laddie
Williams (chairman of hospital board), Ronald Gilliard (new administrator), and Barry Cochran (interim administrator).


Year in Review-


received his Doctorate degree
from the University of Florida
School of Medicine. He was set
to begin a four year residency in
Anesthesiology & Perioperative
Medicine at the University of
Mississippi Medical Center in
Jackson, MS.
JUNE
Officials at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital made great
strides in their efforts to
improve local healthcare as
they hired a permanent admin-
istrator for the facility.
Accepting the post was Ronald
M. Gilliard of Claxton, Georgia.
The City of Blountstown
had nine new ambassadors
crowned at the Miss
Blountstown Pageant. They
included Taylor McDougald
(Little Miss), Alexis Martinez
(Young Miss), Kimberly Kent
(Tiny Miss), Brittnay Bridge's
(Ambassador Queen), Alanna
Daniels (Junior Miss), Skyla
Davis (Teen Miss), Jessica
Metcalf (Miss Blountstown),
Katie Walden (Mrs.
Blountstown), and Le'Tonya
Reed (Ms. Blountsbwn).
I1 Calhoun County native
Cliff Leonard 'returned to his
old stomping grounds to present
the community a bronze, sculp-
ture he created. The soldier
statue, with head bowed as if he
just came out of battle, can be
seen in the lobby of the
Calhoun County Courthouse.
The sculpture was presented
during a joint ceremony by the
American Legion and VFW at
a County Commission meeting.
Leonard told the audience his
inspiration for the sculpture was
a friend from Blountstown who
died in Vietnam. He was unable
to get a photo of the friend so he
designed an anonymous soldier
as a tribute to "all my broth-
ers." He noted, "It's not for the
living, it's not for the dead. It's
for everyone here and in the
past who makes sure we are
free."
Less than three months
after accepting the Blountstown
City Manager position, John
Thiemann resigned, citing per-
sonal reasons.
JULY
Whether or not to consoli-
date schools was a passionate
issue in Calhoun County. The
debate raged on at a workshop
held in the Blountstown High
School Media Center where
School Board members
reviewed the recommendations
of the Special Facilities Task
Force.
Duane Barber was named
the new principal at


Blountstown High School.
Calhoun County Health
Department (CCHD)
Administrator Dave Odum
resigned from his post.
According to Wendy Riemann,
a spokesperson with the Florida
Department of Health, Odum
"serves at the pleasure of the
[Department of Health]
Secretary and they had some
differences on how that could
be done." Dr. Eugene
Charbonneau, Director of the
Liberty County Health
Department, was named acting
director of the CCHD.
The Blountstown AA All-
Star team completed their sea-
son with a run at the State title
in 'East Lakeland, FL.
Two months before the
City's fall election, Blountstown
City Councilman Clifford
Jackson submitted his letter of
resignation to Mayor Marsha
Harpool, explaining he would
no longer be able to serve due
to upcoming surgery and his
relocation to Orlando.
Calhoun County was
deemed one of the safest places
to live in the state when the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement released crime
statistics for the past year with
Calhoun County's crime rate
the third lowest in the state.
Neighboring Liberty County
came in at the top of the heap*
with the lowest crime rate in
Florida.
N A single vehicle accident in
Gadsden County claimed the
life of a Bristol woman.
Julieann Miller Barnhart, 45,
was pronounced dead at the
scene.
Tensions continued to rise
at City Hall as Blountstown
Mayor Marsha Harpool
announced she would no longer
sign any City checks. She stat-
ed, "The Council is beginning
to make decisions that have
financial ramifications I just
can't support."
The old Blountstown
Police Department building on
the corner of SR 20 and 71 was
no more after being demolished
The dilapidated structure met
it's fate after city officials opted
to relocate the BPD into the old
Blountstown Library on North
Pear Street earlier in the year.
The original plan called for a
new police, station to be con-
structed on the now vacant site,
but the project has been put on
hold indefinitely due to higher
than anticipated costs.
To be continued
in next week's edition


Calhoun County School Superintendent Mary Sue Neves welcomed
Duane Barber as the new principal at Blountstown High School in
July.


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