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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2008 101st Year, No. 19 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 N 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


CRIME


Altha


woman


held for


murder

BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
An Altha woman is being
held in the
Jackson
Jail on an
count of
murder for
allegedly
killing her
boyfriend
the day SUE ANN COLE
after
Christmas.
Sue Ann Cole, 33, is
accused of shooting Danny
Durden, a former correc-
tional officer, at his Grand
Ridge home, then hiding his
body in a shed on the prop-.
erty. ,
According to Jackson
CountyS.'Sheriff. John
See MURDER, page .11





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CALHOUN COUNTY'S




FIRST BABY OF 2008


WaylonHayes Bracewell

Calhoun County's first baby of the new year
arrived on January 2, 2008, at Capitol
Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.
Christoper "Tater" and Jessica Bracewell
welcomed their first child, Waylon Hayes
Bracewell, at 1:46 a.m. Waylon weighed in at
six pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inch-
es in length.
"It was his due date," says Jessica. "I start-
ed having contractions on Sunday." By
Tuesday morning, New Years Day, the
Bracewells were at the hospital, still awaiting
Waylon's arrival. After another full day of labor,
he made his appearance in a room filled with
proud grandparents, aunts, and friends.
Waylon is the grandson of Michelle and
Michael Ward and Jim and Paula Bracewell.
He is the first grandchild for the Wards and the
first grandson for the Bracewells.
The couple and theit newborn son will be
receiving a prize package. courtesy of Calhoun
County's H' ffhV Sart4program and rea mer-
chants.


ON THE BALLOT




Property tax reform to




he on Jan.29 ballot


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
An important, but confus-
ing, property tax revision, will
be on the ballot when Florida
voters head to the polls Jan.
29 for the Presidential
Preference Primary election.
Here in Calhoun County,
Property Appraiser Terry
Stone has been fielding many
questions on the issue that
aims to reform property taxa-
tion in the state.
CRIME


"We're encouraging people
to support it," says Stone.
"Evenii though .I don't believe
it does everything, it's a step
in the right direction to mod-
erate assessment increases
due to wild market swings."
Stone has been talking to
local civic groups in recent
months, trying to educate the
public about the proposal. "I
hope, pepple will turnout and
vote," he remarks. "Police,
firefighter, and school unions
have come out against it. In
it


Undercover drug buys


lead to several arrests


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
The Calhoun County Jail
held a full house over the past
week as several arrests were
made following undercover
drug buys.
Among those charged
were:
Tory Earl Stone, sale of
cocaine
Darren Roosevelt
Jackson, 20, sale of cocaine
within 1000 feet of a school
Matthew Lemont
Speights, 31, sale of crack
cocaine within 1000 feet of a
school
Joseph Daniel Baker, 49,
sale of crack cocaine within
1000 feet of a school
James Raymond


Argyros, 57, sale of marijuana
Jeanette Addison, 44,
sale of cocaine within 1000
feet of place of worship
The arrests were made fol-
lowing three months of con-
trolled drug purchases utiliz-
ing confidential informants.
In another case, two
arrests were made Friday
while investigators were
attempting to make a con-
trolled buy.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office, Sgt.
Mark Mallory, was waiting on
Center Lake Road near CR
167 to monitor a drug transac-
tion that was believed to be
about to take place. At the
same time, Maj. Roman Wood
See DRUGS, page 11


big cities, it will be a pretty
drastic reduction in their fund-
ing, but not here. When you
look at it from a Calhoun
County standpoint, it's a good
deal for most property own-
ers."
According to Stone, anyone
who has a house of $75,000


value will save an additional
$250 on their taxes. Small
businesses will see a $25,000
exemption on tangible person-
al property.
. For more details on the
property tax vote, see the
voter guide below that Stone
provides.


On the Jan. 29 ballot that, coincides with the Presidential
Preference Primary election, Florida voters will be asked if they
approve of four changes to the properly tax laws. The Legislature
has bundled these separate issues into a single "yes or no" vote.'
Therefore, all four will be either accepted or denied together. The
four items are:
An additional $25,000 homestead exemption
V Portability of the Save Our Homes benefit
V A $25,000 exemption of tangible personal property
V A non-homestead property assessed value limitation
Below are some commonly asked questions on this hot issue.
This week, we will focus on the first two items'- the additonal
homestead exemption and portability. Next week, we'll cover the
other two.
ApomONAL $25,000 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Q: Will the additional $25,000 homestead exemption reduce
school funding?
A: No. The additional $25,000 homestead exemption does
not apply to school taxes. It will apply to all county, city and spe-
cial district levies.
Q: Does the additional $25,000 homestead exemption
mean that now $50,000 of the assessed Value will be exempt-
ed for all taxes except schools?
A: Yes, providing the property has an assessed value of at
least $75,000. The first $25,000 under current law remains
exempted. Under this provision, the second $25,000 will be tax-
able and the third $25,000 will be exempted. In other words, the
amount between $50,000 and $75,000 will be exempted.
See VOTER GUIDE, page 11


5 n I i anII


EDUCAT10N


School

officials


urge voters


to pass 1/2

cent tax
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Calhoun County school offi-
cials are urging voters to go to
the polls Jan. 29 and show
their support for a proposed
1/2 cent sales tax to improve
local schools.
Should the voters agree, the
sales tax would be collected for
a 10 year period beginning
Jan. 1, 2009. The funds would
be used to finance educational
facilities, including construc-
tion, reconstruction,, renova-
tion, remodeling, land acquisi-
tion and improvement, retro-
fitting, and the purchase of
technology equipment, hard-
ware and software for the
Calhoun County School
District.
"Property tax owners asked
us to do this,". explains School
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves. "It would give them
some relief. It is important that
[the voters] come out. The
people asked usto put this on
there and it's the only way to
be fairto athe property own, e
Ond everyone."
Currently, property owners
are the only ones contributing
to school taxes, but the half
cent sales tax would mean
everyone who makes a pur-
chase in the community would
play a part in supporting local
schools.
"What better way to spend
your money than investing in
your children's education?"
Neves remarks.
According to Neves, if the
1/2 cent sales tax passes, the
School Board would begin col-
lecting it Jan. 1, 2009. Since
the tax would only be collected
for half of the 2008-09 school
year, estimates indicate they
would be able to lower their
discretionary capital outlay
millage by a little less than one
half a mill for the fiscal year
and still receive the same
amount of funds that two mills
would raise. For the 2009-10
year, the School Board would
be able to collect for a full year
of sales tax, allowing them to
lower the discretionary capital
outlay millage by a little less
than one mill. Currently, one
mill is valued at $370,322.
In order to receive special
facilities funding 'from the
state, two mills must be levied
locally.


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Tammy Whitfield's



condition improves


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor

The improved condition of a
Blountstown woman who sur-
vived a brutal attack and three
stab wounds at the hands of her
brother less than three weeks
ago is nothing short of a mira-
cle.
Family and friends feared
the worst when 37-year-old
Tammy Whitfield was flown by
emergency helicopter to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
in the early morning hours Dec.
22, She had been stabbed three
times in the face and bludg-
eoned in the head with a lamp
around midnight. 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


Letter to the Editor,
This is a letter of apprecia-
tion to the Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital for the kind and com-
passionate services I received a
few weeks ago.
I went to the emergency
room at midnight and had to
undergo some x-rays and other
tests. The respect and empa-
thy shown by the hospital per-
sonnel was outstanding. My
special thanks go to Mr. Eby of
Radiology and Mrs. Duncan,
the emergency room nurse.


time later in Hosford. He is
charged with attempted felony
murder and grand theft auto.
The initial days Tammy
spent in the neurological inten-
sive care unit looked bleak, par-
ticularly due to her head injury.
However, her son Justin Smith
says she has slowly began to
improve and made great strides
over the weekend.

"She's doing extremely
good," Justin tells The County
Record, noting that his mother
has started walking and is rec-
ognizing people. "They took her
trach out it's completely gone
and she's moving around. She's
now in a regular neurology cen-
ter room."
A benefit account has been
established at Wakulld Bank to
help the Whitfield-Smith family
pay for Tammy's ongoing med-
ical care. If you'd like to con-
tribute, stop by any Wakulla
Bank branch.


It's good to know that we
have a hospital and staff that
are efficient and caring, and
that each patient is a special
individual that receives good
medical care. Since the hospi-
tal here can do so many tests, it
means that we do not have to go
out of town, as we used to, to
have them done. This makes it
much easier than before.
Thanks again to the hospital
and all its staff.
Sincerely,
Sharon Griffin


CALHOUN COUNTY
Dec.,28: Edward Brighm, .Jr,, possession of less than 20 grams
marijuana, drug paraphernalia
Dec. 30: Carrie Bowden, possession of meth, less than 20 grams
of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, DUI, prescription drug without
prescription, DUI refusal, hold for Gadsden Co.
Dec. 31: Chris Dismore, DUI
Jan. 1: Sabrina Davis, violation of suspended sentence, VOP
Jan. 2: Ellis Summerlin, sentenced from court; Matthew Speights,
sale of cocaine within 1000' of a public school; Joseph D. Baker,
sale of cocaine within 1000' of public school; Terrance Bryant,
sentenced from court; James Argyros, sale of marijuana; Ryan
Clarke, DWLSR; Jan Capps, VOP/Liberty Co.; Janita Monlyn, VOP
Jan. 3: Darren Jackson, sale of cocaine within 1000' of public
school; Jose Portillo,'no valid drivers license
Jan. 4: Ruben Lee Hill, possession crack cocaine, drug parapher-
nalia; Travis Cromer, lewd and lascivious molestation; Jeanette
Addison, sale of cocaine within 1000' of place of worship; Jennifer
Soverns, possession cocaine, drug paraphernalia; Christopher
Golden, VOP, county; Alice Godwin, VOP, state; John Finney, pos-
session crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia; Tory Stone, sale of
cocaine; Edward Smith, possession crack cocaine with intent to
sell, possession MDMA (ecstasy),.less than 20 grams marijuana,
drug paraphernalia
LIBERTY COUNTY
Dec. 28: Collins Hamilton, hold for Gadsden Co.
Dec. 29: Melissa Olivia Hough, hold for CCSO
Dec. 30: Carrie Lynn Bowden, hold for CCSO
Dec. 31: Ricky Eakes, PWBC; Keith Summerlin, criminal mischief,
aggravated assault, resisting arrest without violence, battery
Jan. 1: Saprina Davis, hold for CCSO; Jacquelyn Brooks, hold for
CCSO
Jan. 3: Jan Renee Capps, state VOP; Janita Denise Monlyn, hold
for CCSO

The above Individuals were booked Into the 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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Looking Back at 2007


AUGUST
The Calhoun County
School Board voted 3-2
Monday night to levy an addi-
tional two mill property tax.
This capital outlay tax is
expected to generate over
$700,000 for maintenance, ren-
ovation and repairs to local
schools.
After going through a sec-
ond interview process in less
than six months, the
Blountstown City Council hired
another new city manager.
James A. Woods of Southport,
who was the number two
ranked candidate for the job,
accepted the position after it
was turned down by the
Council's first pick, G. Parrish
Barwick, of Crawfordville.
Sources say Barwick lived 40
miles from town and did not
wish to relocate his family.
An Altha man who ran for
the district 2 seat- on the
Calhoun County Commission
last year was been indicted for
the murder' of his estranged
wife. A grand jury handed down
the indictment against Julian
"Jack" Shiver, 44, following a
hearing. He was charged with
first degree murder, attempted
first degree murder, burglary
while armed with a firearm, and
shooting into an occupied
dwelling. Back in April, Shiver
was accused of breaking into
the Cottondale residence of
Paul Barber, Jr., 52. Felisia
Shiver, 45, of Altha, was report-


Blountstown High School celebrated a "Century of Excellence" at homecoming in October. One of the
highlights of festivities was the crowning of Mr. and Miss BHS, Dillon Burke and Kaitlin Peacock. They
were honored during pre-game festivities. Dillon, the son of Keith Burke and the late Selena Williams
Burke, is shown above with his grandparents, Gary and Imogene Waterson. Kaitlin is escorted by her
parents, Alan and Kim. Peacock. The homecoming parade was rained out, but the weather cleared in
time for the Tigers to defeat the Bozeman Buccs.


edly inside the home with
Barber when her estranged
husband burst inside.
Authorities say an argument
ensued and Jack Shiver alleged-
ly shot his wife at least once in
the head. Barber exchanged
gunfire with Jack Shiver.
Barber was not hit, but Shiver
was shot twice in the torso.


Felisia died a week later from
her injuries. Jack recovered.
An Altha family was
mourning the loss of their one
month old son who died myste-
riously. Authorities said Little
Jax Lee Gilley was found unre-
sponsive in a double bed he
shared with his parents.
Bells were ringing all


across the county as schools
opened for the _2007-08 year.
According to Assistant
Superintendent Greg Jones, a
total df 2215 students showed
up for classes with 634 at Altha,
286 at Carr, 631 at
Blountstown Elementary, 238

See YEAR END REVIEW, page 14


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The County Record, JANUARY 9, 2008, Page 3


House and Perry will


wed Apr. 5 in Atlanta


Mr. and Mrs. John David
House, Sr. of Blountstown,
Florida, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Annie
Jo House, to Andrew James
Perry, son of Mr. Hugh Perry
and the late Mrs. Jennifer
Perry of Storm Lake, Iowa.
Annie Jo, a graduate of the
University of Florida, is


employed with the Fulton
County School Board.
Andy graduated from the
University of Northern Iowa
and is in land development and
construction in the Atlanta
area.
The wedding is set for April
5, 2008 in Atlanta. The couple
will reside in Atlanta, Georgia.


If you have, kids K-5th
grade, your whole family is
invited to join RiverTown
Community Church for a once-
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laugh-till-your-sides-hurt-
evening, where dinner's on us
and our zany cast will help your
family learn values to live and
grow by!!!
The next KIDstuf event is


set for Saturday, January 12,
from 5 to 7 p.m. (doors open at
4:45PM). There is NO
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be accompanied by a
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RiverTown is located on
Hwy. 71 North in Blountstown.
For more info, contact Lynnette
Wise @ 674-5747 ext. 103.


Annie Jo House and Andrew James Perry


Amanda Melissa Shuler and Mark Alan Crosby

Shuler and Crosby are


planning June wedding


Bubby and Melissa Shuler
of Bristol, announce the
.engagement of their daughter,
Amanda Melissa Shuler, of
Bristol, to Mark Alan Crosby,
Jr. of Sumatra, Fla. He is the
son of Mark and Charlotte
Crosby of Sumatra, Fla.
Maternal grandparents of
the future bride are Jim and
Janet Dietz and the late
William Bailey. Paternal
grandparents are A.M., Jr.
(Roni) and Patti Shuler of
Bristol and the late Johnnie
Richards Davis...
The bride-elect is a 2004
graduate of Liberty County
High School. She attends
Florida State University and
will receive a bachelor degree in


elementary education in April
2008. She is presently intern-
ing at WR. Tolar Elementary
School.
The groom-elect's grandpar-
ents are Robert and Gloria
Estes of Apalachicola, Fla.. and
Sonnie and Rose Crosby of
Eastpoint, Fla.

He is a 2004 .graduate of
Liberty County High School.
He is a 2005 graduate from
Chipola College and received a
degree from Florida
Department of Corrections. He
is presently employed as a ser-
geant with Franklin County
Department of Corrections.
A June 21, 2008 wedding is
planned.


Boston butt benefit for

Denver Hayes and family


Georgia Pacific is sponsoring
a benefit lunch for Denver
Hayes on Thursday, Jan. 24.
The meal will include sliced
Boston butt, baked beans, pota-
to salad, roll, and pound cake.
Plates are $6 each.
The Liberty County
Sheriff's Office will prepare the
food next to the Express Lane
on Hwy. 20 in Bristol. Call 379-
4000 to pre-order. There is a 10
plate minimum for deliveries.
Denver was severely" injured
in a recent car accident. One
hundred percent of the pro-
ceeds from this benefit will be
donated to Dz:nver and his fam-
ily to help them offset some of
the tremendous expense associ-


ated with his continued hospital
stay.


It's fine free

month at the

local library
Have you got books at home
that you have been meaning to
turn in? Are they overdue?
Don't worry.... January is Fine
Free Month at the Calhoun
County Public Library. Dig out
all your past dues and bring
them in today.


SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Call 674-5041


Free dinner and show for

family at KIDstuf Saturday


Cdsi Leigh Stone and Rev. Robert Henry Choney, Jr.


Stone, Chaney will


speak vows Jan. 12
Mr. and Mrs. Terrell L. Stone of Blountstown, FL, are
pleased to announce the final wedding plans for their daugh-
ter, Casi Leigh, to Rev. Robert Henry Chaney, Jr. Rob is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Chaney of Section, AL.
The wedding will be held Saturday, January 12, 2008, at
6 pm ET at First Baptist Church of Tallahassee with a recep-
tion to follow at the Tallahassee Community College Capitol
Center, located at 300 West Pensacola Street.
All family and friends are invited to attend.


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The County Record, JANUARY 9, 2008, Page 4


Baggett, Meneses


plan June wedding


Gene and Cindy Grantham
of Scott's Ferry and Pat and
Monica Pitts of Kinard are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Marsana Maria Baggett, of
Blountstown, to Brian Edward
Meneses of Grand Ridge.
Marsana is the granddaugh-
ter of Christene and Jerre
Nettles of Marianna, Kirby
Melton of Altha, and Clifford
and Jeannine Pitts of Kinard.
She is the great granddaughter
of Ozie McCroan and the late
Robert McCroan, and the late
Eldridge and Lucille Melton of
Altha.
Brian is the son of Steven
and DeAnna Edwards of
Hixon, Tennessee, and Ron
Meneses of Shafter, California.
Brian is the grandson of Ed and
Pat McCoy of Grand Ridge and
Arturo Meneses and the late


Raquel Meneses of Porterville,
California.
Marsana is a 2003 graduate
of Blountstown High School
and a 2006 graduate of Chipola
Junior College where she
received A.A. and A.S. degrees
in Nursing. She is presently
enrolled in Florida State
University pursuing a
Bachelor's of Science in
Nursing. She is currently
employed as a registered nurse
at Blountstown Health and
Rehab.
Brian is a 2003 graduate of
Grand Ridge High School and
attended Chipola College
where he received a certifica-
tion in Corrections. He is cur-
rently employed as a correc-
tional officer at Calhoun
Correctional Institution.
A June 2008 wedding is
planned.


Brian Edward Meneses and Marsana Maria Baggett


John Michael Travis and Kalynn Joyce Wahlquist

Wahlquist, Travis


will wed March 15


Michael and Johnette
Wahlquist of Bristol announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Kalynn Joyce Wahlquist, of
Bristol, to John Michael 'Travis,
of Tallahassee, Fl. He is the
son of Mike and Laurel Travis

Happy 13th
Birthday

CamiCCa


of Tallahassee, Fla.
Grandparents of the future
bride are Farrell and Kay
Wahlquist and John Eben and
Joyce Fairchild, both of Bristol.
Grandparents of the groom
are Robert Schmalfuss and Lila
Fay Schmalfuss and Genevieve
and the late John Travis.
Kalynn is a 2005 graduate of
Liberty County High School
and is a graduate of Tallahassee
Community College. She will
be attending the University of
West Florida, Chipola Campus
in the fall majoring in ESE
Education. She is presently
employed at the Liberty
County Sheriff's Office.
John is a 2005 graduate of
Liberty County High School.
He is attending Tallahassee
Community College. His plans
are to attend FSU in the fall
majoring in Environmental and
Evolution Science. He is
presently employed at Publix.
The wedding will be March
15, 2008, at the Orlando
Florida Temple, The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints. The reception will be
March 22, 2008, at the
Veterans Memorial Civic
Center in Bristol at 7:30 p.m.
All family and friends are invit-
ed to attend.


Floridians reminded to

get a free credit report


Attorney General Bill
McCollum has issued a con-
sumer advisory encouraging
Floridians to make a New
Year's resolution to get their
free annual credit report at the
only official source for free
annual reports,
http://www.annualcredifreport
.com. The website works in
conjunction with Equifax,
Experian and 'TIansUnion, the
three national credit reporting
companies. Because identity
theft is a significant problem
threatening Florida, many citi-
zens seek credit reports to mon-
itor their personal information
and ensure that they have not
been' unknowingly victimized
by identity theft.
"Identity theft often wreaks
significant havoc long before
victims are aware of the crime.
By the time they realize they
have been victimized, their
finances, their credit scores and
their reputations are almost
always seriously impacted;"
said Attorney General
McCollum. "With reports of
data thefts on the rise, I encour-
age all Floridians to regularly
review their credit reports and
bank and credit card state-
ments carefully to detect fraud-
ulent charges or accounts."
Consumers have the option
of ordering one comprehensive


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report or one report from each
company, although authorities
recommend spacing the reports
out every four months. Reports
are also available by phone at
1-877-322-8228.
Last year, the loss or theft of
personal data such as credit-
card and Social Security num-
bers dramatically increased.
Major incidents in 2007 includ-
ed a breach at TJX Companies,
Inc. that compromised millions
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Creamer seeks soccer





balls for Iraqi children


Happy "Sth" Birthday!/
Ian Joseph Milligan cele-
brated his 5th birthday on
December 9, 2007. Ian is the
son of Joe and Kim Milligan of
Blountstown. His grandpar-
ents are Shorty Donaldson,
Blountstown; Claude and
Evelyn Reeves, Headland, Al;
and Regina Milligan, Iowa.
Ian enjoys going to preschool,
riding his bicycle, and playing
with his sister, Annika and his
best friends, Caitlyn and
Caroline Hurst.

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Happy "1st" Birthday!!
Tamryn Lamar Spears
turned one year old on
December 26th. He celebrated
his birthday on December 29th
with a Sesame Street themed
party at Sam Atkins Park.
Tamryn is the son of Tramaine
and Tiffany Spears of
Blountstown. He is the grand-
son of the late Donna Terry,
Debra Boyd, Tommy and Jana
Lawrence. Tamryn enjoys
playing with cousins, Jamari,
Zay, Zierra, Brittany and
Corey and spending time with
his great grandmother, Frances
Terry.


Simmons earns
accounting degree
from Florida A & M
0 The family of Lucretia
Simmons would like to congrat-
ulate her on her recent gradua-
tion from FAMU University
with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Accounting.
Lucretia is the daughter of
Cheryl Simmons and Myzell
Godwin.
We are very proud of your
accomplishments. With all our
love, Mom, Grandma Louise,
Sabrina, Nick, Travis, Autie
Sophia and Aisha, Uncle Thad,
Donnie, William and Kornell.
We love you and May God
continue to bless you.


Grilled chicken

sale Friday for

Project Grad
Grilled chicken dinners will
be sold Friday, January 11,
from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
at the corner of Hwy 71 and 20
in Blountstown.
Dinners will be cooked by
Chief Glenn Kimbrel of the
BPD and dinners will include:
grilled chicken quarter, beans,
coleslaw, roll, and cake.
Dinners will be sold for
$6.00/plate and all proceeds
will go to the Class of 2008'
Project Graduation.
Pre-orders will be taken.
Phone: 674-3613 or Fax: 674-
8933. Deliveries will be made
on request for 5 or more orders.

Square dance

Saturday night

in Panama City
The Swinging Squares of
Panama City, Florida will have
their Annual Blue and White
Ball this coming Saturday,
January 12, featuring Darryl
McMillan doing Squares and
Bill Bovard doing Rounds.
Early Round dancing is 7:00
PM 7:30 PM. Mainstream
and plus square dancing is 7:30
PM 10:00 PM.
There will be refreshments,
a 50/50 drawing and door
prizes.
The dance will take place at
the Grand Square Dance Hall,
1105 Bob Little Road in
Panama City, Florida.
For more information, call
850-769-4218 or 850-265-
9488 or e-mail Bill Bovard at
bbovard@juno.com


Happy "2nd" Birthday!!
Charlina Renee Byrd will
turn two on January 10th. She
is the daughter of Charlicie
Byrd. Charlina enjoys music,
riding her Dora Explorer 4-
wheeler, being the boss at Aunt
Cat & Ira's and at her (relative
caregivers) Linda and Randy
Godwin. Also hanging out with
cousins, Melissa, Michelle,
Whitney, DeBarus, Tiekeyrea,
Alanna and Monifa.
She will have a party on
Tuesday, January 8th and
Saturday, January 12th at
Chuck E Cheese in Dothan
among family and friends.



Pet photo


contest is


underway

The FL State Chapter of
Dog & Cat Lovers of America
in partnership with IPOC is
proud to announce that many
cash and prizes are up for grabs
including a $1,000 cash grand
prize in the 2008 Spring Cutest
Pet Photo Contest. Ten lucky
entrants will also be selected to
have their photo grace the
cover of an internationally dis-
tributed pet book.
Pet owners from the
Blountstown area are welcome
to win a share of the prizes.
The deadline for the contest is
Feb. 15th:' The contest is open
to everyone and entry is free.
Dog and cat photos are wel-
come. The photo may contain
one pet or several and may
include different pet types in
the same photo. There is a
strict limit of one photo per
household.
The preferred method of
entry is directly online at
www.CutestPetContest.com. or
mail to FL 2008 Spring Cutest
Pet Photo Contest, PO. Box
4470, Olathe, KS 66063..
Please send one photograph full
-color or black and white of any
size. All photo entries must,
include the photographer's
name and address on the back.
Entries must be postmarked by
Feb. 15th 2008.
Past winners are listed at
www.cutestpetcontest.com

Community

health meeting

Jan. 22, Bristol
Liberty Community Health
Care will have its monthly
board meeting at Veteran's
Memorial Civic Center in room
#10 on January 22 at 4:00
EST. This meeting will be open
to the public.


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SBristol man is shot



in hunting accident


The BHS 1960 championship team poses with their trophy. This team, along with the 1968 state
champs, will be recognized at the BHS basketball reunion set for February 1.


BHS basketball reunion


will be held February 1


A Liberty County man who
was shot in the arm in a hunting
accident Dec. 29 is recovering.
Noel Brock Reynolds, 49,
Bristol, was shot once in the
right forearm after his brother-
in-law Steven Mark Flint, 52,
Milton, mistook him for a deer.
The accident occurred
around 11 a.m. EST on a fami-
ly farm near the community of
Orange south of Bristol.
Reynolds was taken to
Tallahassee Regional Medical
Center where he underwent
'surgery that afternoon.
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) Investigator Steve
Thomas said Reynolds, his
brother and another person
were on foot attempting to drive
deer toward Flint when the
shooting occurred.


"Flint said he saw move-
ment and fired. He thought he
was shooting at a deer,"
Thomas said.
Investigators say Flint and
the others were 350 feet apart.
They also said there was some
brush between the men. Flint
was using a .45 cal. lever action
rifle.
Thomas said none of the
hunters were wearing hunter
orange clothing. However,
hunter orange is only required
for deer hunters on public
lands.
"This is a textbook example
of a hunting accident caused by
'failure to identify your target,'"
Thomas said. "This is why we
encourage hunters to wear
hunter orange, even on private
property. It pretty much elimi-
nates 'mistaken for game' hunt-


ing accidents."
Thomas said he will sit down
with the state attorney in the
next few days to review the
investigation.
FWC Officer Lane Bentley
assisted with the investigation.


Calling all former
Blountstown basketball play-
ers, coaches, managers, statisti-
cians and basketball cheerlead-
ers!!!
If you played basketball or
cheered for a Blountstown
School basketball team, please
come to the Frink gym at the
Pioneer Settlement at 5:00
p.m. on Friday evening,
February 1, for a special bas-
ketball reunion. There will be a
reception where everyone can
gather and share special memo-
ries before moving on to the
BHS gym for the 2007
Blountstown vs. Wewa game.
This is the 40th anniversary
for the 1968 BHS state champs


. and we will be recognizing that
team along with the members of
the 1960 state championship
team. All players and cheer-
leaders will be recognized at the
ballgame.
If you plan to attend the
reception, please call 674-5724


and leave a message with the
school secretary. We want to
make sure we have enough
refreshments for the crowd.
If you have questions, you
can e-mail Sharon Leonard-
McCrone at bhs100years
@yahoo.com.


Revitalization of Lake Hilda underway
Lake Hilda will be a much healthier water hole after such much needed improvements are complet-
ed. Blountstown City Manager James Woods and Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel recently met with Jessie
Van Dyke of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Judy Ludlow of the Calhoun
County Extension Office to seek advice on caring for the lake. At their recommendation, a winter draw-
down was recently conducted to kill some of the invasive species weeds growing in the bottom of lake.
"As we did our drawdown, Mr. Van Dyke wanted us to mark different water levels," Woods explains.
"This creates a bathymetric map that helps us map the bottom and where the channel is. This is the
start of us being able to determine where sediment lay in the bottom of the lake."


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HIJNING NEWS Bull test report and sale,




forest workshop planned


Hassig bags seven point

Ayers Hassig, a fourth grader at Carr School, bagged his first buck
over Christmas holidays. Ayers, the son of Danny and Deborah
Hassig, was hunting with his dad in Blountstown on Dec. 23 when
he killed this seven point. Way to go, Ayers!


BY JUDY LUDLOW
Extension Director

Happy New Year from the
Calhoun County Cooperative
Extension Staff! We invite you
to visit us at 20816 Central Ave
East, across from the
Courthouse, or call us at 674-
8323. We have information on
gardening, pests, natural
resources, family, health, 4-H,
and so much more. Come in
and ask!
Below is a listing of upcom-
ing events.

FLORIDA BULL TEST
REPORT & ANNUAL SALE
JANUARY 19, 2008
by Doug Mayo, UF Bull Test
Coordinator, Jackson County
Cooperative Extension
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


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days, and the test will be com-
plete on Dec. 20. In previous
years, the Florida Bull Test had
been 112 days on full feed, but
due to rising feed prices the test
was shortened to keep consign-
ment costs from rising.
Through the first 56 days of the
test, 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 gain-
ing 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 indi-
cator 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,
Jan. 19. Not every bull in the
test will be auctioned. 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 previous years, bulls have
been measured not only for gain
on feed, but also for carcass
traits using ultrasound technol-


ogy. 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, visit the web page
at http://flbulltest.ifas.ufl.edu,
or call 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.

FOREST STEWARDSHIP
WORKSHOP, INVASIVE
EXOTIC PLANTS AND
THEIR CONTROL
January 23, 9 am 3 pm,
Florida Division Of Forestry,
Jackson County Ag Conference
Center, registration $15 at the
door. Topics include introduc-
tion to invasive trees, shrubs,
vines, and grasses and how to
control them. Continuing edu-
cation credits available for pes-
ticide applicators and foresters.
To sign up, call 482-9620.

TRI-STATE WATERMEL-
ON/CUCURBIT MEETING
Jan. 15, 3 pm 8:30 pm,
sponsored supper provided,
Washington County Agriculture
Center, Chipley. Topics include,
varieties update, pest control,
disease management, soil and
plant fertility, pest manage-
ment. Continuing education
credits available for ag row crop
or private applicator.
If you have questions on any
topic in this column, please call
the. Calhoun County Extension
office at 850-674-8323.


The Calhoun County Dixie
Youth will begin sign-ups for
players between the ages of 4
and 12 (you do not qualify if
you turn 13 before May 1,
2008) on January 12th at the
Blountstown High School Gym
from 8:00 to 12:00.
We will have two more sign-
up dates on Saturday, January
19th and 26th at the BHS Gym
from 8:00-12:00. You need to
have a copy of the child's birth
certificate (that we can keep) at


the time you are signing up.
Registration fee is $50.

Dixie Youth softball
meeting Thursday
night at Civic Center
The Dixie Youth Softball
will hold a meeting on January
10th, at 6:30 p.m. at the WT.
Neal Civic Center. This meet-
ing will be held to elect officials
and discuss the 2008 season.


Bozeman bags 8 point buck
Brett Bozeman killed his first big buck, an 8-point recently. Brett
is a 6th grade student at Altha School. He is the son of Richard
Bozeman of Altha.


Jaylon Hall kills first deer

Jaylon Hall, age 9, brought the new year in right by killing his first
deer. This 6 pointer was taken on New Years Day while hunting in
the buddy stand with his daddy. Jaylon's biggest supporter is his lit-
tle sister Josie who always wishes him good luck before the hunt.
Jaylon is the son of Richard and LeAnna Hall. Way to go, Jaylon!!


Jacob O'Bryan bags two bucks
, Jacob O'Bryan bagged a nice 8 pt. buck (shown above) on
December 31 while hunting with his dad on a farm in a nearby coun-
ty. Then on January 1,he bagged a nice 5 pt. (shown inset) while
hunting with his Papa in Liberty County. Gdod job, Jacob!!!


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The County Record, JANUARY 9, 2008, Page 8


Plummer donates $1000 to Take Stock
Jon Plummer, of Blountstown Drugs, presents a $1,000 check to Barbara Hathaway, local coordina-
tor for Take Stock in Children. His donation will help sponsor a four-year scholarship for a Calhoun County
9th grade student. All gifts to the Take Stock in Children program are tax deductible. If you would like to
donate to the program, contact Barbara Hathaway at 674-5927, Ext. 21. Pictured from left to right is
Barbara Hathaway, Jon Plummer, and Mary Sue Neves, Calhoun County School Superintendent.


mBES Family
BMS 6th grade Reading Night

chorus presents set for Jan. 13
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Ivy League'

The Blountstown Middle
School sixth grade chorus
recently presented "Holly and
the Ivy League" at the BHS
Auditorium.

ABOVE: What university would
be complete without its own
set of cheerleaders? Here at
Santa U, the cheerleaders are
(kneeling) Heather Parrish,
Emily Bailey, Katelyn
Simmons, Khirsten White, Tara
Wise, (standing) Sandy
Godwin, Santa (Tommy
Futch), and Kerri Golden. Go,
Santa U!!

TOP LEFT: Jacqueline Dudley,
Savannah Jerkins, Tommy
Futch, Kyle Darnell, and
Bethany Ray portray a scene
at the Supreme Court of the
North Pole,

MIDDLE LEFT: Those hard
working elves at Santa U are
(front row) Monazia Smith,
Santanna Cataldo, Austin
Russell, (back row) Kristal
Cooley, Alexis Speights, and
Calen Masai.

BOTTOM LEFT: Branton
Vickery, Eric Daniels, and
Dimitri Simmons play the
Santa University Cadets.


Spring registration continues


through I
MARIANNA-Spring
semester classes at Chipola
College began Jan. 4; however,
students may continue to regis-
ter through noon on Jan. 11.
State of Florida employees
using the state fee waiver may
also register through Jan. 11.
Chipola's open-ddor policy
allows ony student with a high
school diploma to enroll after
completing an application and
providing high school or college
transcripts. Chipola
offers college credit courses dur-
ing the day and evening, and
also online and through inde-
pendent 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 arid
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-

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For more information, call
the Chipola Registration Office
at 718-2211, or visit Chipola at
www.chipola.edu


Four year business


programs now offered


MARIANNA-Chipola
College's first class of business
majors began classes on Jan. 4.
More than four dozen stu-
dents are enrolled the
Bachelor's of Applied Science
degree in Business
Management, the latest four-
year degree program at the 60
year old college.
Two degree programs are
available to business majors.
The Management and
Supervision major is designed
for those who own a business or
who want to move up in their
current business-related job.
The Business Administration
major is similar to the typical
business degrees offered at area
universities.
Chipola's business degrees
are open to any student with an
Associate in Arts or Associate in
Science degree.
The college also offers B.S.
degrees in Secondary
Education to prepare graduates
for careers as science or math


teachers in middle and high
school. Tuition assistance is
available for most of Chipola's
B.S. programs.
The majority of Chipola stu-
dents enroll in the college's
Associate in Arts degree, a two-
year program which prepares
students to enter four-year col-
leges as juniors. Chipola also
offers a number of workforce
career programs in areas rang-
ing from automotive technology
to surveying and mapping.
Continuing education programs
are available for professional
development and lifelong learn-
ing.
Late registration for the col-
lege's academic classes runs
through Jan. 11. Registration
for most Workforce and
Continuing Education pro-
grams is ongoing throughout the
semester.
For information about any of
Chipola's programs, call 850-
718-2260.


Everyone is invited to
Blountstown Elementary
School's January Family
Reading and Writing Night. It
will kick off January 14 at 5:00
p.m. in the Media Center.
Parents are invited to read
with their child and watch as
they take an Accelerated
Reader test.
After that we will head to
the cafeteria for some food and
a presentation.
Our guest speaker will be
storyteller, Pat Nease. After
her presentation we will have
some break-out sessions.
Please plan to attend. It should
be a fun-filled learning experi-
ence.

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Notice of


Silent


Auction


The Calhoun County Health Department is
holding a silent auction from Thursday,
January 10 through Wednesday, January 16.
A complete listing of these items are available
upon request and may be viewed between
the hours of 8:30 CST to 3:30 CST in the
conference room at the Calhoun County
Health Department. For further, information
contact John Cooley at 850-674-5645.

ALL BIDS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE
HEALTH DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN
3:45 CST WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16.


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Savannah Taylor, 11, poses with the southern plantation she .created for a social studies project at
Oarr School. *

Taylor sisters turning school


projects into county treasures


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Two Blountstown sisters
have given homework a new
meaning.
Savannah and Camilla
Taylor; who both attend Carr
'Shool, are becoming tvri for
t' ningtheir assignments into
WBB^6 -'rt'ff' be6 shaiedM'with
the,,eptire community.
Two years ago, Camilla, now
1'3,. was studying Native
Americans with her classmates
when they were told to do a
prbject oh what they'd learned.
She chose to create an Iraquois
Indian village.
"They made huts out of bark
off trees so we pulled bark from
aur trees and. used skewer
sticks to make the fence and
frame for the long house," says!
Camilla. "We used .clay to make
corn, squash, and beans. They
called those the, three sisters
b cause *that was their staple
copss" The project was so
Supique, it is now on permanent
display at 'the Panhandle
* Pioneer Settlement.
{ Younger sister Savannah, a
fifth grader in Georgia White's
class, had her turn at creating
her own masterpiece recently
when her social studies class
was told, to do a project on one
of several chapters they had
studied. With a southern belle
name like Savannah, it was no


Carr kids


present


Christmas


program


Carr School hosted its annual
Christmas program for parents
and friends on Friday, December
21. Pre-K and kindergarten stu-
dents performed, then grades
three through five presented the
musical play "The Littlest
Reindeer". In this story,, charac-
ters realize the importance of
each individual's unique gift that
can be shared to help others.
Pictured above are cast mem-
bers from fourth and fifth grades.
A special thanks to Jonathan.
Alford, Sherry Morris, Jeannie
Pitts, Susan Russell, and Martha
Timmons for helping with this
production.

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Camilla Taylor, now a seventh grader, designed an Indian village
when she was in fifth grade at Carr. Her creation is on display at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement.


surprise when she decided to.
make a plantation. "What I like
most is the women were usually.
the ones who ran the southern
plantations instead of the men,"
Savannah says.
The project she designed
with some help from her mom,
Janet Cumbaa Taylor, features
everything about a plantation
she loves. "It has a mansion, a
well, smokehouse, ice house,
barn, and stables," she says. "It
took us about two weeks to
build. We followed the picture


in the book."
A piece of masonite was used
for the base. The buildings were
made from foamboard and
shrubs were cut from some silk
flowers her mom had on hand.
Armed with acrylic paint and
tons of hot glue, the Taylor fam-
ily turned a textbook picture
into an amazing exhibit.
After all their hard work,
they do not want to toss the
plantation. They are currently
seeking a permanent home so
the public can enjoy it.


Answer

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B.S. in Business Management (Coming in January 2008)
B.S. in Secondary Education
with Majors in. Math and Science
Educator Preparation Institute
(Teacher Certification Program for persons
with bachelor's degrees in non-education fields)
AA, AS and Workforce Development Programs

Late Registration through January 11
Classes begin January 4

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Picture Left to Right: Renee Hamilton, Administrator, Jennifer Benton, LPN
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Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown recognizes Jennifer Benton as the December Team
Player of the Month. Jennifer has worked for Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown since
June 2006. She is responsible for creating and maintaining the nursing schedule. Jennifer
goes above and beyond when it comes to assisting the Staff and Residents.
Congratulations' Jennifer Benton!








The County Record, JANUARY 9, 2008, Page 10


GARY LEE ALEXANDER
Mr. Gary Lee Alexander,
67, of West Palm Beach, passed
away, Thursday, December 27,
2007, at the Palms West
Hospital in West Palm Beach.
Gary was born on July 25,
1940, in Danville, Ill, and had
lived in West Palm for several
years. He was an air condition-
ing and refrigeration training
instructor.
Survivors include his wife,
Sue Alexander, of West Palm
Beach; one son, Gary Brent
Alexander and his wife, Cheryl,
of Ocean Springs, MS; one
brother, Lewis J. Alexander and
his wife, Ann, of San Jose, CA;
two nieces, Bobbie Jo and her
husband, Jose, and Billie Ann
and her husband, Eric; one
granddaughter, Ashley Sue
Alexander of Ocean Springs.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, January 5, 2008, at
11:00 a.m. at the Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. David Goodman officiat-
ing. Interment followed in the
Pine Memorial Cemetery, in
Blountstown.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home,
Blountstown, Fla. 850-674-
2266.

DAISY MAY PARKER
Mrs. Daisy May Parker, 85,
of Altha, died Saturday,
January 5, 2008, at Jackson
Hospital.
Mrs. Parker was a native of
Altha and spent most of her life
in Jackson and Calhoun
Counties. She enjoyed knitting,
sewing, fishing, cars, and was a
great cook.
Mrs. Parker is survived by
her husband of nearly 45 years,
Clarance Parker, of Altha; three
daughters, Shirley James and
husband, Bill, of Marianna,
Jane Beasley and husband,
Tony, of Pace, and Kathy Cole,
of Corpus Christie; three sons,
David Chason of Altha, Tommy
Chason and wife, Wanda, of
Altha, and Otis Hall of Grand
Ridge; eight grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren, and four
great-great grandchildren, as
well as one brother, Willard
Mayo and wife, Janice, of
Blountstown.
Funeral services for Mrs.
Parker were held at 10:00 a.m.,
Monday, January 7, at Hasty
Pond Baptist Church with Rev.
Forrest Parker officiating.
Burial followed in the church
cemetery with Hall Funeral
Home directing.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha,
Fla. was in charge of the
arrangements. 850-762-3965.

RUBEN EUGENE (GENE)
RICHARDS
Mr. Ruben Eugene (Gene)
Richards, 68, of Kinard, and a
former resident of Blountstown,
passed away Saturday after-
noon, January 5, 2008, in
Tallahassee.
Gene was born on April 1,
1939, in Calhoun County and
had lived here all of his life. He
was owner and operator of
Gene's Standard Service
Station, owner and operator of
Gene's Liquors in Blountstown
and, after retirement, at City
Tire in Blountstown. Gene was
an outdoorsman who loved
hunting and fishing. He was a
member of the Iamonia Lake
Hunting and Fishing Club in
Blountstown and was of the
Christian faith.
Survivors include his wife,
Marie Richards, of Kinard; step
mother, Othene Richards, of
Blountstown; one brother,
Dewey Hood, of Hosford; one
sister, Annette Robbins, of
Pensacola; one niece, Sharmon
Parrish, of Bristol; four
nephews, Shane Phinney of
Quincy, Sean Phinney of
Bristol, Stuart Phinney of
Tallahassee and Burke Dasher
of Bristol; and a host of great
nieces and nephews.


Funeral services were held
Tuesday, January 8, at 10:00
a.m. at Peavy Funeral Home
Chapel in Blountstown with
Rev. John Jackson officiating.
Interment followed in the Pine
Memorial Cemetery in
Blountstown.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marion
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home,
Blountstown, Fla. 850-674-
2266.

JOSEPHINE CORNELIA
YOUNG
Mrs. Josephine Cornelia
Young, 76, of Tallahassee, Fla.,
and a former resident of Quincy,
passed away early Sunday
morning, January 6, 2008, in
Tallahassee.
Mrs. Young was born on
September 1, 1931, in Georgia
and had lived in Tallahassee for
the past 11 years, coming from
Quincy. Josephine was a home-
maker and a member of the
Baptist faith. Mrs. Young was
preceded in death by her hus-
band, James Young, and a
granddaughter, Brooklyn
Jacobs.
Survivors include five sons,



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Someone said
years ago: "An
S adult who ceases
after youth to
unlearn and relearn
his facts, and to
reconsider his
Tim Adams opinions, is like a
Fne alDiroor blindfolded person
walking into a
familiar room where
someone has moved the furniture."
Life changes! When we were children
it seemed like five years elapsed
between Christmas and the Fourth of
July. Today we can scarcely turn around
until another has passed. This is a case
of relearning the facts. It is not that
Christmas is of any less importance to
us, but that each day, each hour has
more value to us, and we are more
concerned with the activities of the
present than the months of the future.
The happiest of all people are those
who say: "There just aren't enough
hours in the day." It is a way of saying -
"I failed to do all the wonderful and
exciting things today I wanted to do."
OUR THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:
Break time into bits, and enjoy every
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Jimmy Young and his wife,
Joyce, of Clarksville, Fred
Young and his wife, Cheryl, of
Palatka, Eddie Young and his
wife, Debbie, of Jacksonville,
John Young and his wife, Mary
Carol, of Quincy, Ben young
and his wife, Donna, of
Tallahassee; two daughters,
Janice Bulzer and her husband,
Doug, of Blountstown, JoAnn
Jacobs and her husband, Tom,
of Tallahassee; two sisters,
Pauline Williams of Cleveland,
Tenn., Shelby Jean Tomlin of
Gainesville; 23 grandchildren
and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
today, Wednesday, January 9,
at 1:00 p.m. at Peavy Funeral
Home with Rev. David
Goodman officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Wood Cemetery in
Blountstown. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the
American Diabetes Association,
PO. Box 11454, Alexandria,
Va. 22312.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marion
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home,
Blountstown, Fla. 850-674-
2266.






MONUMENTS


MAY-HAW IS BACK: You've been waiting six months, but wait no more May-Haw is back! Colquitt,
Georgia's own musical variety show will feature brand new jokes, skits and songs for 2008 and will be
.in Cotton Hall for two weekends in January starting Friday, January 18. Catch up with Preacher Pencil
Johnson and hear the latest church and community updates as Quezle Erskin, Floyd B. Lloyd and Marvin
Spitznargle broadcast live from WMHAW Radio inside Cotton Hall. The show will also feature live music
performed by local musicians, as your favorite May-Haw singers return with new songs. You will even
meet some new, hysterical characters that will keep you on the edge of your seat. May-Haw will be per-
formed during the last two weekends in January, January 18-19 and 25-26. Show times are Friday at
7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling
the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council Box Office at (229) 758-5450.



Word of Truth is holding



special services this month


Word of Truth will be hold-
ing special, services the entire
month of January. Rev.
Steve Grimsley, full-time evan-
gelist from Tennessee, is the
guest speaker. Services will be
Wednesday, Friday, and
Saturday nights at 7 PM., and
Sunday afternoons at 3 PM.
through January 27.
Each night will be filled with
praise and worship, special


Family


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SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
A 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/
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674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon

SMeaningful 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
Sub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Sunday School... 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM


Telephone: 674-8254


Email: btownumc @yahoo.com


songs, and the" Sign Language
Team Ministry will be perform-
ing. Plus, the Word of God will
be geared to life-changing mes-
sages with you in mind.
Pastor Ron Baker extends a
cordial invitation for you to


Chosen Friendship
John 15:16
There are many times and
many situations in life when
some people are chosen for spe-
cific assignments. We have
seen children choosing up sides
to form teams for their games.
We all like to be chosen,
because it makes us feel we are
liked and wanted. That is
always a good feeling.
Everyone likes to be needed.
We choose our friends and
enjoy the fellowship we have
with them. It is important to
choose friends who are trust-
worthy and loyal, who always
inspire us to do better than we
have ever done. We also find
that some choose us to be their
friends. Now that is special
indeed.
In our scripture, Jesus says
He has chosen us and called us
friends. Then He goes on to


come and be blessed. The
church is located off Highway
20-West, 19397 SW South
Street, behind City Tire.

For more information, call
the church office at 674-4605.


say we are chosen to "bear
fruit, fruit that will last."
So you see we are chosen
and are appointed to do some-
thing for Him. You and I are
where we are, not by accident,
but because we are chosen to
do something for God where He
has put us with what we have.
We love to show our apprecia-
tion to our friends by doing
things for them. Shouldn't we
feel the same way toward our
Lord and Savior?, There is.joy ,
in being called a friend by Jesus c
and in bearing fruit for Him.
He is the greatest friend we can
ever have barring no one.
As the song writer Joseph
Ludgate wrote:.

Friendship with Jesus!
Fellowship divine!
Oh, what blessed, sweet
communion!
Jesus is a Friend of mine.


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


gBlountstown First


Assembly of God Church

Sunday Services Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Sunday School...9:45 AM Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
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Wednesday Service...7:00 PM 850-674-4331

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The County Record, JANUARY 9, 2008, Page 11


BY MARTI VICKERY
Executive Director


Andrea Hagler McCrary in "Moon Over Buffalo"
Blountstown's own Andrea Hagler McCrary is among the cast of Moon Over Buffalo, opening this week
at the Kaleidoscope Theatre in Lynn Haven. Moon Over Buffalo is Ken Ludwig's farcical tale of a husband-
and-wife acting team, "hams" past their prime, performing in a repertory company in 1950s Buffalo, NY.
Suddenly, they have one last chance to make it big-time in Hollywood when a famous movie director
announces he's coming to see their show and consider them for leads in his next big movie. Zany mis-
understandings, ill-timed drunkenness and madcap fights create a perfect mayhem in this old-fashioned
knockabout farce. Cast members include (back row, fro left) Harry Schaefer (George Hay), Matt Albritton
(Richard Maynard), Joy Worsnup (Ethel), Jason Blanks (Paul), Andrea Hagler McCrary (Rosalind Hay),
(front row) Michelle McCaghren (Charlotte Hay), Stephen Leahy (Howard), and Miranda Wheeler
(Eileen). Performances are weekends January 11 though January 27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30
p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m. General admission is $15 with active military and seniors at
$14 and students at $8. Call 850.265-3226 for reservations.



Voter guide continued


PORTABILITY OF THE SAVE OUR HOMES
BENEFIT
Q: What is portability?
A: Current law limits annual
increases in assessed value for
homestead exempt property to 3
percent or the# change in the
Consumer Price Index, whichever
is less. The benefit between the
assessed value as limited by this
law, and the property's current
market value is referred to as a
cap. When a homestead property
is sold or if the homestead exemp-
tion is otherwise relinquished, the
assessed value is reset to its cur-
rent market value.
The proposed portability law
will allow the owner to port (move)
the cap, up to $500,000, from the
relinquished homestead -property
to a newly established homestead
property. The new homestead must
be established within two years of
relinquishing the prior homestead.
As an example, if the home-
stead property's current market
value is $400,000 and, because
of the limitation benefits, the
assessed value is $250,000, the
resulting cap is $150,000
($400,000 to $250,000). If the
owner relinquishes the homestead
on this property and establishes a
new homestead within two years
to a property of equal or greater
value (this has been referred to as
"upsizing"), the cap can be
applied to the new homestead
property and thus reduce the
assessed value by $150,000.
Therefore, if the newly acquired
homestead property has a market
value of $600,000, the assessed
value would be $450,000
($600,000 to $150,000).

Q: What if a property with a
market value less than the current
homestead property is acquired,
can portability apply?
A: Yes, in part. This has been
referred to as "downsizing,"


sumers who were affected by an
earlier data breach. TJX is the
parent company of TJ Maxx,
Marshalls, AJ Wright and
HomeGoods stores.
The Attorney General also
warned that many of the "free"
credit report offers available
online are often far from being
free of charge.
Numerous websites offer
"free" reports or credit scores
-that are tied to offers of credit
monitoring and/or other servic-
es. These offers often require
payment and the consumer is
usually unaware that he or she
is paying for a service.
Additionally, many websites
offer trial memberships that
require consumers to cancel
within 30 days or they will be
charged a monthly fee. Should
consumers choose to enroll in a
credit monitoring service, the
Attorney General recommends
documenting telephone calls
when canceling subscriptions
and follow up in writing when
they choose to cancel.
Consumers with complaints
about a credit reporting service
may call the Attorney General's
Fraud Hotline at 1-866-9-NO-
SCAM (1-866-966-7226).
They may also visit the
Attorney General's website at


Although the full amount of the cap
cannot be ported, the same
assessed value ratio will apply. For
example, if the owners' homestead
residence has a current market
value of $500,000 and an
assessed value of $350,000, the
ratio of assessed value to market
value is 70 percent ($350,000/
$500,000). If the owners estab-
lish a new homestead at a proper-
ty with a market value of
$300,000, the assessed value
would be $210,000 (70 percent x
$300,000). The cap on the prior
homestead is $150,000 whereas
the cap on the new homestead is
$90,000. In both cases, the bene-
fit equates to 30 percent of market
value.

Q: As a result of portability, is
it possible for a property to
become totally tax exempt?
A: No, regardless of whether
upsizing to a home of greater
value or downsizing to a home of
lesser value, the benefit will never
be large enough to remove the
property completely from the tax
roll.

Q: Will portability be limited to
property within the same county?
A: No, the portability benefit can
be applied to any homestead
exempt property within Florida.

Q: Can any portability benefit
be gained if the homestead prop-
erty was sold in 2007?
A: Yes, the law will be retroac-
tive to Jan. 1, 2007, and as long
as the former owner establishes a
new homestead by Jan. 1, 2009,
he or she will be able to take
advantage of portability.

Q: Is portability applicable to
all tax levies?
A: Yes, portability applies to all
county, city, special district and
school tax levies.


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Q: How will portability affect
the real estate market and proper-
ty taxes?
A: Portability should stimulate
the real estate market by making
moving more affordable, and it will
increase property values, more
favorably share the tax burden and
have no effect on taxing district
revenues.


Murder-
McDaniel, Cole attended
church in Blountstown Dec. 30
and called her pastor the follow-
ing day, asking him to meet her
at the home she sometimes
shared with Durden.
"She had been in his church
the day before and listened to
his sermon," Sheriff McDaniel
tells The County Record. "I
don't know if that moved her to
call him or what. He came and
visited with her and he called
me."
Cole then led investigators
to the shed where Durden's
body had been for five days.
Sheriff McDaniel said his
office had been called to the
home on previous occasions due
to domestic problems. He said
after leading them to Durden
body, Cole invoked her right to
remain silent antd speak to an
attorney.


Drugs

and Capt. Ken Futch were posi-
tioned nearby on a two-trail
drive. As they waited, the sus-
pects, Edward James Smith,
22, and Reuben Lee Hill, Jr.,
33, turned onto the road and
swerved toward Maj. -Wood's
vehicle. A traffic stop was then
initiated.
Smith was charged with pos-
session of crack cocaine with
intent to sell, along with less
than 20 grams of marijuana,
ecstasy, and drug parapherna-
lia. Hill wqs charged with pos-
session of crack cocaine with
intent to sell and drug para-
phernalia.


JANUARY 10 DEADLINE
TO RESPOND
The NW Florida Legislative
Forum will be held Thursday,
January 17 at the Sandestin
Golf and Beach Resort from
4:00 pm 6:00 pm. This is a
public forum, presented by the
NW Florida Chamber
Coalition, of which Calhoun
County is a part. The opportu-
nity to exchange dialogue with
NW Florida's legislative delega-
tion will be available to those
who participate. Please join us
to discuss areas of interest for
the 2008 legislative session.
Confirmed to attend are:
State Representatives Marti
Coley, Dave Murzin, Don
Brown, Greg Evers, Jimmy
Patronis and Speaker
Designate Ray Sansom along
with Senators Don Gaetz and
Durell Peaden, Jr.
Please call. the Calhoun
County Chamber for more
details and to reserve your seat
by January 10. 850-674-4519,
850- 447-1110 or send an email
to marti@calhounco.org.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING


Tuesday, January 15, the
Chamber membership will be
meeting for lunch at the
Calhoun County Senior Center
in Blountstown. A barbeque
lunch will be served at noon
CST for just $7 including bev-
erage and dessert! Call 674-
4519 to reserve your seats or
send an email .to chamber@
calhounco.org.

ANNUAL BANQUET
Thursday, February. 28 -
The 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 keynote address
from our State Representative
Marti Coley. Tickets will be
available to purchase soon.
Keep checking your local
papers for more exciting details.

NOMINATIONS
It has been encouraging to
see the flood of Citizen of the
Year nominations coming into
the Chamber office. The
Citizen of the Year Award will
be given at the Chamber


Annual Banquet in February.
Several additional achieve-
ments awarded that evening, so
make plans now to join us Feb.
28 at the W. T. Neal Civic
Center.

THOUGHT FOR WEEK
"I want to be a good person
and live my life the right way,
keeping in mind that there
might be a little kid .who's
watching what I do."
~ Rebecca Lobo, U.S.
Olympian


Minnie Lee
is back at

Minnie Lee's

Restaurant
on Hwy. 20
Blountstown

Come Enjoy Her

Home Cookin'.
Everybody
Does!!


The helpful place.
The helpful place.


NEWATACE!
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organizer tray
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While Supplies Last During January!


Waldorff Ace Hardware
25615 N. Main St., Altha, FL -7-5 M-F; 7-12 Sat.
850-762-3228
Delivery and Installation Available
Competitive Pricing

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.A ga A vert ILIet


Legal N tice
ACCEPTING SEA I IDS

THE BOARD OF COUNTY ISSIONERS
OF CALHOUN COUNTY WI ACCEPTING
SEALED BIDS FOR NEW C SYSTEMS
UNTIL 12:30 PM. ON TUES ANUARY 15,
2008. BIDS WILL BE OPEN ON JANUARY
15, 2008 AT 5:00 PM. OR AS SOON THERE-
AFTER AS IS PRACTICAL.
SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP IN
THE "SHIP" OFFICE OR THE BUILDING
DEPARTMENT. FOR MORE 'INFORMATION
YOU MAY CALL DOWLING PARRISH AT 674-
8046.
THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.


Legal Notice
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Blountstown Fire
Department will accept bids on the following
items:

16 Turnout Coats
16 Turnout Pants
*All vendors are required to meet or exceed the
specifications. All bids must have an approxi-
mate delivery date, a statement of service agree-
ment and warranty conditions.

Specifications may be obtained by contacting
City Hall, 20591 Central Avenue West,
Blountstown, Florida, 32424 or by email at
firechief@blountstownfire.org.

All bids must be sealed and plainly marked
"Bids for Turnout Gear" and must be received at
City Hall, 20591 Central Avenue West, in
Blountstown, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday,
January 24, 2008.

Blountstown Fire Department reserves the right
to accept or reject any and all bids at the deter-
mination of the administration.


Legal Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST OF
VOTE TABULATING E.(4PMENT

The Calhoun County Ca n ng Board will
convene at the office of th' Ihoun County
Supervisor of Elections, 208 ntral Avenue
East, Room G-10, Blountstow orida, at 10:00
a.m. on Friday, January. .. 2008. The
Canvassing Board is convenif the testing of
ballot tabulating equipment used for the
January 29, 2008, Presial Preference
Primary Election. The board may also discuss
other matters relating to the January 29, 2008,
Presidential Preference Primary Election.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of
Florida, this meeting will be opep to the public.
,i.


NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes,
states that if a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion by a board, agency, or commission with
respect to any matter considered at a meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL COURT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1994 HONDA CIVIC
20-Door Red in Color
VIN# 1HGEJ2127RL018619

CASE NO: 2007-332CA

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS

TO ALL PERSONS in the above described prop-
erty, which was seized on or about November 27,
2007, in Calhoun County, Florida. Said property
is in the custody of Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department. Any owner, entitybona fide lien-
holder or persons in possession of the property
when seized has the right to request a prelimi-
nary adversarial hearing for a probable cause
determination from the Circuit Court within 15
days of the first publication of this notice, with
notice sent certified mail return receipt requested
to J. David House, Attorney for the Sheriff's
Department, 16865 SE River Street,
Blountstown, Florida 32424. A Petition for Final
Order of Forfeiture has been titled int he above
styled cause.

J. DAVID HOUSE, PA.
16865 S.E. RIVER ST.
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL 32424
(850) 674-5481
FLORIDA BAR #282359
January.9, 16, 2008

Legal Notice
,IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 07 331 CA
AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-

RODNEY V. ARMANINO A/K/A RODNEY
ARMANINO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RODNEY V. ARMANINO A/K/A RODNEY
ARMANINO; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID


DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: RODNEY V. ARMANINO A/K/A RODNEY
ARMANINO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RODNEY V. ARMANINO A/K/A RODNEY
ARMANINO; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
dECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Whose residence are/is unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address appears hereon, with-
in thirty days of the first publication of this Notice,
the nature of this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the following
described property, to wit:

The West 1/2 of East 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of
Northeast 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 South,
Range 10 West.

The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4
of Northeast 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 South,
Range 10 West.

The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of
Northeast 1/4 of Section 20, Township I South,
Range 10 West.

Together with all our undivided interest in and to
the access easements as described in Exhibit "A"
Attached hereto, and made a part hereof;

EXHIBIT "A"

Also: An access easement described as follows:

Begin at the Northeast Corner of Section 20,
Township 1 South, Range 10 West, Calhoun
Florida and run thence West along the Northerly
boundary of the Northeast quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of said Section 20 a distance
of 334.36 feet to the Northeast corner of the West
half of the East half of the Northeast quarter of
the Northeast Quarter of said Section 20; thence
continue West along said Northerly Boundary a
distance of 30.00 feet, thence North 30.00 feet;
thence North 89 degrees 25 Minutes 52 Seconds
East 650.33 feet; thence North 31 Degrees 48
Minutes 00 Seconds East 230.47 feet to the
Southwesterly Right of Way Boundary of a
County maintained roadway; thence South 45
Degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along said


Southwesterly right of way Boundary a distance
of 30.81 feet; thence South 31 degrees 48 min-
utes 00 seconds West 244.22 feet to Northerly
Boundary of the West half of the Northwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 21,
Township 1 South, Range 10 West thence South
89 Degrees 25 Minutes 52 Seconds West along'
said Northerly Boundary a distance of 300.49
feet to the Point of Beginning.

ALSO: An access easement described in Official
Records Book 56 at Page 371 described as fol-
lows:

Commencing at a point approximately 932 feet
Southwest of Road No. 1 and Road No. 4 cross-
roads on the East side of Road No. 1 the Point of
Beginning; thence running in a Southeasterly
direction 460 feet, thence in a Southerly direction
to a point at the northwest corner of the
Alderman property, thence South 20 feet along
property line, thence in a Northerly direction 240
feet, thence in a Northwesterly direction 460 feet,
thence North 20 feet to Point of Beginning.

A/K/A
8655 RD 4 SW
Clarksville, FL 32430

If you fail to file your answer or written defens-
es in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's attorney,
a default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.

DATED at CALHOUN County this 3rd day of
January, 2008.
Ruth W. Attaway
Clerk of Court
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or
(800) 59-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel: (813) 915-8660
Fax: (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
January 9, 16, 2007

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FL
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2000-096-DP


IN THE INTEREST OF:
L. T and M.S. a/k/a M.T

MINOR CHILDREN


D.O.B. 12/8/96
D.O.B. 02/17/01


NOTICE OF ACTION
(SEC. 39.801 (B) (FS)

The State of Florida to DIONE SMITH, natural
mother, 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
LT. and M.S. aka M.T to the Department of
Children and Families, a licensed child placing
agency, for subsequent 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, 20859 East Central Ave.,
Blountstown, Florida, on the 25th DAY OF FEB-
RUARY, 2008, at the hour of 9:30 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.

WITNESS my hand as Clerk of said Court, and
the Seal thereof this 18th day of December,
-2007.


RUTH ATTAWAY
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2008


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, January 15, 2008. 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 January 15, 2008 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.
January 9, 2008

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FOR SALE
Queen Pillow-Top Mattress Set.
Brand new in plastic with warranty.,
$150. Call Sandi 850-222-9879.
SOLID WOOD Cherry sleigh bed -
BRAND NEW in box, $250. (850)
545-7112.
NEW Queen Orthopedic Pillowtop
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DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry
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china cabinet. Brand new in boxes,
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Lifetime warranty, sacrifice $499.
(delivery available). (850) 425-8374.

^ CARS & TRUCKS
2000 Dodge 150 (Blue) Full size,
" King Cab truck, short bed, A/C heat,
C.D. player, dual exhaust. Asking
$3500.00 firm. Call 643-7407.
,! 1989 Ford Mustang, 4 cyl., 5
', speed, many new parts, 30 MPG,
": $1,500.00 OBO. Call 674-8119 or
447-1604.


1992 Econoline 250 Ford
Conversion Van, 351 Cleveland
engine with wheelchair lift, good con-


dition, 82,000 miles. $3,800.00. Call
227-6907 or 643-5479.

FOR RENT
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-
7569.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.

FOR SALE

Computers for sale new or factory
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.
2006 Harley Davidson'Heritage
Softtail Spinger Classic. Last year*
made. Two tone paint, custom'
exhaust and extra chrome acces-
sories. 4,000 miles and in excellent
condition, asking take over payments
with Harley Davidson credit. 674-
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no special wiring, uses 110 electric.
Just in time for spring break and
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4 ft. light fixture for drop ceilings
with bulbs, $20 per light. Call
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Call 762-3366.

FREE PETS
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HOME FOR SALE
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walls. $115,000. Call 762-8185.

LIVESTOCK
Great older mares for trail riding or
pleasure riding and (2) young horses
born in March 2007. Baby horses
are very loving and are halter
trained. Will take $5,000.00 for all (4)
horses. Call Sherry at 334-447-
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LOST & FouND
LOST (2) Lab/Retrievers, one black
and one yellow, males, has collars
and ID tags on them. Lost on Hwy.
71 S., 4 miles from red light. Last
seen December 17th. Call 643-
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FOUND a miniature Doberman
Pincher on River Road. Call 643-
8459 to claim.

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8 p.m. (Pre-sale) and Saturday, 7 -
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misc. kitchen items, too much to list
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OLDER AMERICAN'S ACT
(OAA) COORDINATOR
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. (CCSCA) is taking
applications for the position of OAA Coordinator. This position is a
thirty-two (32) hours per week position and salary will be based upon
experience. This person is responsible for working with the elderly to
provide services such as home delivered meals, congregate meals,
nutrition education, and other programs. Prefer someone with
nutrition experience to work closely with Registered Dietitian.
Coordinating, evaluating, and recruiting volunteers is a major part of
the job. Must be able to plan activities such as picnics, field trips,
parties, and recreation trips that are sometimes overnight. This
person will be in charge of the Energy Program and FEMA meal
program. Varied administrative responsibilities such as computer
experience and good writing skills is required. A High School
Diploma and two years experience in social work, psychology,
nursing or related field is required. Reliable transportation is
necessary. Must also pass drug test.
CCSCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications may' be
picked up at 16859 NE Caysoh St., Blountstown, Florida at the
Senior Center. Resumes may also be mailed to this address.
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Year End Review continued


at Blountstown Middle, and
426 at Blountstown High
School.
E Two career criminals
released from prison earlier in
the year were back behind bars
at the Leon County Jail. The
pair were being held for violat-
ing their probation, but would
soon be facing much more seri-
ous charges in Calhoun County.
According to Lt. Adam Terry of
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office, charges were being filed
against Vernon Mercer Jones,
38, and Anthony Arnielous
Ashley, 38, for conspiracy to
commit armed robbery at the
Kelli Wireless Nextel store in
Blountstown. The alleged inci-
dent occurred in July. As
charges were pending against
them, another case unfolded at
the business. Arrested in the
second incident was Frederick
Deleonne Brigham of
Chattahoochee, charged with
grand theft.

SEPTEMBER
Calhoun County School
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves was among an impres-
sive list of 25 leader from across
the state chosen to serve on a
"Blueprint Commission" to
help reform Florida's juvenile
justice system.
a The Altha Lady Wildcats
started volleyball season off
with a big win over Bozeman.
Calhoun County's First
Annual Warbirds and
Experimental Aircraft Fly-in
was held at the Calhoun County
Airport Industrial Park on Hwy
71 North. The fun kicked off
with a pancake and sausage
breakfast. Afterward, attendees
turned their attention to the sky
as several aircraft landed and
allowed tours of their planes.
The event included "Steerman
Bi-Plane Rides" and tandem
sky-diving, as well as an antique
and collectible car display.
Josh Romney, the son of
presidential candidate Mitt
Romney, swept through the
panhandle" during his tour of
Florida. He paid a visit to North
Florida Lumber in Bristol
where Finlay McRae and his
staff provided a tour of the mill.
S,PT.be arch endedid- sQuth
Flqoica, for an inmate who
escaped from the Liberty
County Jail. Dewayne
McLendon, who was being held
on charges of grand theft auto,
aggravated fleeing and eluding,
and driving without a license,
fled the jail then allegedly stole
a 1998 Ford pickup. Several
tips were received in the case,
including one that led authori-
ties to a Wal Mart in Hernando
County where McLendon was
suspected to be meeting some-
one. A U.S. Marshal from
Tampa apprehended him and
he was still driving the stolen
truck.
Calhoun County Sheriff
David Tatum (D) announced
plans to seek re-election for a
third term.

OCTOBER
The Mr. Bernice
Chambers family was selected
by the Cooperative Extension
Service as Calhoun County's
2007 Outstanding Farm Family
of the year.
Calhoun County School
Board members voted 3-2 to
consolidate Blountstown and
Altha high schools into a new
countywide facility. The deci-
sion came after close, to two
years of researching, studying,
and debating the issue.
U' An officer with the
Blountstown Police
Department was charged with
unlawful sexual activity with a
minor following an investigation
by the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement. Charles
Bender, 52, is accused of
engaging in an inappropriate
sexual relationship with a juve-
nile over a two-month period.
An additional juvenile victim
was identified through the
course of the investigation,
resulting in a charge of battery
for inappropriately touching the
second female victim in an inci-
dent that occurred last year.
The Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office hosted their 5th
Annual Hot Rod & Classic Car
Show at Xtreme Motorsports.
The event was a benefit for the


Christmas for the Children, pro-
gram.
Shock and sadness
enveloped the community fol-
lowing the death of one of
Calhoun County's most promis-
ing young men. Michael
Guilford, a 2006 graduate of
Blountstown High School, lost
his life when his motorcycle
struck a median in Gainesville.
Also killed was his passenger,
Ashley Slonina, 20, of Lynn


Haven.
The body of a Calhoun
County man was recovered
from Lake Wimico. Law
enforcement authorities say
Robert Brian McLeod, 32,
Kinard, was located in the
southwest corner of Lake
Wimico, about 150 feet out in
the lake. McLeod and his
brother-in-law Neal Goodson,
41, White City, had gone out on
a 10-foot aluminum boat with a
15-horsepower motor to check
on deer stands and deer feed-
ers. They were returning to the
White City boat landing about 8
p.m. (EDT) when they hit
something in the lake. The
impact ejected both men.
Neither man was wearing a life
jacket.
A Blountstown teen was in
custody at the Calhoun County
Jail on an attempted second
degree murder charge for
allegedly stabbing his neighbor.
Jorge Rodriguez, 17, was being
charged as an adult in the case
for allegedly stabbing Jose
Aviles in his neck. Aviles was
flown to TMH.
The 21st Annual Goat
Day. celebration was held at
Sam Atkins Park in
Blountstown featuring arts,
crafts, games, food,and enter-
tainment including the headline
act, Clutch.
Blountstown High School
celebrated a "Century of
Excellence" at homecoming.
One of the highlights of festivi-
ties was the crowning of Mr.
and Miss BHS, Dillon Burke
and Kaitlin Peacock. A talent
show featuring generations of
former and current students
was held at the auditorium.
After countless hours of
preparations and preliminary
competitions, Blountstown
High School senior Will
Leonard captured the national
championship title in the
Future Farmers of America
(FFA) prepared public speak-
ing competition in Indianapolis,
Indiana. If that wasn't remark-
able enough, the BHS team of
Jeffrey Stewart, Nic Stoltzfus,
Max Herndon, and Amy Reid
took second place in the nation
in business management.
NOVEMBER
A Liberty County man
died from injuries sustained
when the van he was working
on collapsed on top of him.
Rene Zuniga Sanchez, 26, died
about three hours after the trag-
ic accident.
Blountstown Main Street
hosted their 2nd Annual
Murder Mystery Dinner
Theatre at the Pioneer
Settlement featuring the musi-
cal production, "A Deadly
Lesson."
The runoff election for a
vacant seat on the Blountstown
City Council was held with
Phillip Hill, Jr. defeating Ronnie
Williams, Sr., 281 to 193.
A Sneads girl died from
injuries sustained in a four-
wheeler accident in Calhoun
County. Jamie Lynn Messer,
12, passed away at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital a day after
the crash in Ocheesee.
Around 200 citizens, busi-
ness leaders, and elected offi-
cials gathered at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center for a Rural
Healthcare Summit. The event
showcased Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital, a facility that has
been undergoing a total
revamping over the past several
months. Hospital Administrator
Ron Gilliard talked about the
struggles the hospital has faced
over the years and all the posi-
tive changes that are happening
now. The event was hosted by
State Rep. Marti Coley, along
with Congressman Allen Boyd
and former State Rep. Robert
Trammell.
The 2007 football season
came to a sudden halt for the
Blountstown Tigers in
Tallahassee when they lost to
Fla. High, 41-0, in the playoffs.
The Tigers had played well at
the end of the season defeating
Chipley to claim the runner-up
spot in District 2 behind Fla.
High who had defeated the
.Tigers earlier in the year in a
rain storm at Bowles Field, 7-0.
The Tigers then defeated
Vernon, the District 2 winner, to
advance to a rematch with Fla.


High in. the Class 2B Region
finals.
A Calhoun County teen
sustained minor injuries when
his best friend accidentally shot
him while hunting. Justin
Edward Stewart, 16, was taken
to Jackson Hospital after being
shot in the buttocks by. his
friend, Cody Young, 12.
Blountstown Main Street
and the City of Blountstown
hosted a tree lighting and


Movie on the Square to kick off
the holiday season in Calhoun
County.

DECEMBER
Howard Johnson, Sr., for-
mer Calhoun County School
Superintendent, served as
grand marshal of the Christmas
parade.
Kenneth F. Speights filed a
statement of intent to seek the
district 4 seat on the School
Board.
The Altha Wildcats
opened their regular season
with the junior varsity and var-
sity boys' basketball teams
posting identical 2-1 records.
Every grocery store in
Calhoun County was hit by an
alleged counterfeit check ring,
leading to four arrests and pos-
sibly more charges to come.
Four residents of the Orlando
area were arrested in the case


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in which over $46,000 worth of
counterfeit checks were recov-
ered.
Customers, business lead-
ers, and government officials
joined the staff of Wakulla Bank
as they opened their new
branch in downtown
Blountstown. The location is
the 16th branch for Wakulla
Bank, but takes on a different
appearance from the others, fol-
lowing the Blountstown Main
Street design scheme.
A former Calhoun County
resident working as a sheriff's
deputy in the Florida Keys lost
her life in the line of duty.
According to a press release
from the Monroe County
Sheriff's Office, Robin Tanner,
47, of Marathon, died from
injuries sustained in a single
vehicle accident as she was
responding, on duty, to a med-
ical call.


The Blountstown Middle
School J.V. boys basketball
team ended their season unde-
feated with a 51-18 win over
Port St. Joe.
The Altha girls weightlift-
ing team defeated Chiles by a
score of 57-23 to improve their
record to 4-0.
A single vehicle crash in
Liberty County left a Bristol
man with a severe spinal cord
injury. Denver Hayes, 19, lost
control of his SUV on Hwy. 12,
just south of North Florida
Lumber. He sustained a broken
back and, following surgery, was
told he has a slim chance of
walking again.
School Board District 4
member Willie Brown, Jr., who
has served for two terms,
announced he will not seek re-
election.
Teams from around the
region came to town as .the


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Blountstown Tigers hosted the
RiverTown Christmas Classic at
the BHS gym.
E A Blountstown woman
was clinging to life after being
brutally attacked by her broth-
er three days before Christmas.
Tammy Whitfield, 37, was in
critical condition after sustain-
ing three stab wounds to the
face and a severe head injury
from an assault with a lamp.
Her brother, Dan Albert
Collins, Jr., 41, was charged
with attempted murder.
N Christmas came early for a
Mossy Pond man accused of
shooting into an occupied vehi-
cle and child abuse. Tommy
Hitt, 40, was put on trial for an
incident that occurred back on
Superbowl Sunday, a day that
ended in a suicide in the woods
near his home. In less than 10
minutes, a jury found him not
guilty on all charges.


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