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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008 0 101st Year, No. 21 0 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 0 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


POLHICS


Four


more


to seek


office
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Four more candidates
have thrown their hats into
the ring to seek office in
hat is expected to be a big
election year in Calhoun
County.
Thomas G. Flowers has
filed his letter of intent to
seek the County
Commission District 5 seat,
previously held by the late
( Jim Pickron. Clifford "Jeff"
O'Brian is also running for
the job.
Jeral R. Hall Sr., County
Commissioner in District 3,
has announced plans to seek
re-election for another term,
as did Property Appraiser
Terrell L. Stone.
In the sheriff's race,
Charles, McCrone, 'Jr,, is
vying for the post'now held
by David Tatum who is
seeking re-election.




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ELECTION


HOMECOMING FESlIVmES


Voters urged


to head to the

polls Tuesday

BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Calhoun County Supervisor of
Elections Margie Laramore is urging vot-
ers to go to the polls and cast their ballot in
the upcoming election. In addition to
choosing your party's presidential candi-
date, voters will be asked to decide on a
local 1/2 cent school tax, as well as proper-
ty tax revisions.
Although election day is set for
Tuesday, early voting is underway through
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the elec-
tions office located in the courthouse base-
ment. Every precinct will be open
Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters who typically cast their ballot at
the Clerk's Office in the courthouse are
reminded this is no longer a voting
precinct since the office space there has
been remodeled. The new voting location
for Precinct 13 is the Board Room in the
Calhoun County Cooperative Extension
Service Office, 20816 Central Avenue
East, in Blountstown, right across the
street from the courthouse (and next door
to the old courthouse). Laramore reminds
voters to bring a photo and signature ID to
See ELECTION, page 14


Homecoming week underway in Altha
It's a spirit filled week in Wildcat country with homecoming underway at Altha
School. Coronation was held Tuesday night (details unavailable at press time).
The parade is set for 1 p.m. Friday with the game against the Blountstown
Tigers that night. J.V. action begins at 6 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30.,
Above, Wildcat Juan Alejos drives hard to the hoop in the game against Sneads
last Friday. For all the homecoming details, turn to page 9.


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TRIBUTE



























Dr, Martin Luther

KIg, Jr. remembered

at march and program
The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was remembered
across the nation Monday on the day commemorating
his birthday. Here in Calhoun County, a march and
program were held inhis honor.
Governor Charlie Crist remarked in a prepared state-
ment ; 'Today we celebrate the life and achievements of
a true American pioneer. Dr. King's words of hope,.
encouragement and change still resonate with us today
and we are forever indebted to all he accomplished. At
his death, he left America a better and stronger place,
and it is up to us all to carry his legacy forward.
"Dr. ,King's vision for America was communicated
through speeches delivered from our nation's capital and
letters written from jail cells around the South, always
with the same message of extolling peace and com-
manding equality. Dr. King's vision for America was of
unity, not divided by race or religion, class or gender.
Dr. King's vision for America was based on a moral
responsibility that justice is for all and freedom comes
with a price."


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TRAGEDY


Man is


killed in


hunting


accident
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Lynn Haven man lost his
life in a hunting accident in
Calhoun County over the
weekend.
Matthew Dwight Curenton,
35, was pronounced dead at
the scene.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office, Dep.
Bliss Moreau, along with an
emergency medical crew,
responded to J & S Lane on the
west side of Calhoun County
near the Bay County line at
10:30 a.m. They found a group
of hunters standing over
Curenton with one of the men
attempting CPR on the victim.
EMS workers continued CPR,
but were unable to revive
Curenton.
One of the hunters,
Matthew Jonathon Riley, 31,
told Dep. Moreau he was
attempting to harvest a deer
from approximately 225 yards
away and didn't realize
Curenton was between him
and the animal until it was too
late. Riley fired a shot from a
Browning Camouflage .308
caliber rifle and Curenton was
hit in the upper chest area.
Riley immediately rushed to
Curenton's aide.
Florida Wildlife
Commission investigators
Jimmy Stewart and Steve
Thomas arrived on the scene
and the case was turned over
to them.



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The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 2


Letter to the Editor,
VOTE NO TO 1/2 CENT
SALES SURTAX
Want to REALLY help the
children of Calhoun County?
Don't deny our children milk
which they need to build strong
teeth and bones as they grow.
By adding a 1/2 cent Sales Tax
to your food budget you won't
be able to feed your family here
in Calhoun County where the
food prices are almost double
that of other counties. VOTE
NO TO THE .1/2cent School
Surtax Referendum on the bal-
lot on January 29, 2008.
Food costs in Florida rose
5% in 2007 and are scheduled
to raise another 5% in 2008.
With that additional 5% plus
the additional 1/2 cent sales
surtax onto your grocery bill,
you will not be able to feed your
family properly. The price of
chicken has risen 50% in the
last 18 months. The U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture is projecting a 6-
1/2 percent rise for cereal in
2008. This information was
documented in a News Herald
article "The Rising Cost of
Food" printed in that newspa-
per on January 18, 2008.
The Calhoun County School
District already increased our
tax burden by increasing the
millage rate from I mill to 2
mills at their September, 2007
Board Meeting without a plan
in place as to how they are
going to spend the money and
without being able to spend it in
2008. Kelly King and Tim
Smith, friends of the taxpayers,
voted against it.
We taxpayers were told that
if the School Board got the 1/2
cent Sales Surtax, they would
reduce our millage tax rate by 1
mill. The ballot does not say
that. The language in the ballot
offers us taxpayers "0" protec-
tion. We will be stuck with the


overburdensome 2 mill tax rate
PLUS a half-cent sales surtax.
They can't raise the capital out-
lay millage rate for the new
high school beyond the 2 mills.
The "Voter Tax Guide" ad in
the January 16, 2008 Calhoun
County Record Newspaper was
placed there by Superintendent
of Schools, Mary Sue Neves,
without School Board approval,
pursuant to my conversation
with one of the school board
members. It is unsigned as if to
look like it might come from the
voters. Indeed, Ms. Neves stat-
ed in The County Record on
January 9, 2008 that "Property
tax owners asked us to do this".
I know of no property tax own-
ers that would approve of a 2
millage rate hike in their taxes
plus an additional 1/2 cent sales
surtax levied against them.
There has been no prior public
vote of the Calhoun Co. taxpay-
ers asking the board to do this.
In fact, all of the' taxpayer audi-
ence at the September School
Board were against the passage
of the increased millage rates.
Please take note of the lan-
guage in the ad stating we will
try to give you back "as much
as possible". Which could
mean that the -School district
will give us nothing. If the
School was serious and honest
in their intent to give back a
reduced millage rate to the tax-
payers, they would have insert-
ed that language in the ballot.
They did not; and thus have
created an. additional tax bur-
den upon the citizens of
Calhoun County.
Bay County voted "NO" to
the 1/2 cent sales tax proposed
by the School District citing the
dishonest manipulations used
by the school board to unduly
influence the vote of the citizens

See LETTER, page 14


CALHOUN COUNTY
Jan. 11: Wayne Lee Davis, 50 cts. forgery, uttering forged instru-
ment, fraudulent use of credit card, criminal use of personal identifi-
cation
Jan. 12: April Strickland, DWLSR
Jan. 13: John L. Dellolmo, DUI; Mack K. Morgan, DWLSR habitual;
TaUrice Edwards, felony domestic battery
Jan. 14: Donald Davis, county VOP; Taurice Edwards, violation
community supervision; Larry Kendrick, state VOP; Wayne' Davis,
possession prescription drug without prescription, possession
Oxycodone, Sch. 2 narcotic; Stephen Wigglesworth, writ of attach-
ment
Jan. 15: William Marshall, sentenced from court; John Johnson,
child support; Shidoko Jones, aggravated battery; Regina Wise, VOP
Jan. 16: Brian Knowles, domestic battery
Jan. 17: Bobby Mears, battery; Joshua Hill, FTA; James Sapp,
DWLSR, possession less than 20 grams marijuana, drug parapher-
nalia, VOP; Walter Watts, tampering with evidence, VOP
LIBERTY COUNTY
Jan. 9: Rebecca Hanlon, hold for CCSO
Jan. 13: April Denise Strickland, hold for CCSO; Taurice Edwards,
hold for CCSO
Jan. 14: Dembo Thomas, voyeurism, trespass on property
Jan. 15: Regina Wise, hold for CCSO;. Shidoko Denise Jones, hold
for CCSO; Jacqueline Brooks, hold for.CCSO
Jan. 16: Kristen Ivory, hold for CCSO
Jan. 18: John Martin, serving weekends; John Miller, serving week-
ends; Alvin Eugene Everett, disorderly intoxication; Johnny Lane
McClendon, holding for court; Michael Keith Bailey, DUI, refusal; April
Leanette Scott, disorderly conduct

EDITOR'S NOTE: Stacy Sims listed in last week's Sheriffs Log is NOT
the Stacy Sims who serves as youth minister at Blountstown United
Methodist Church.

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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IMPORTANT CALHOUN COUNTY


-" SECTION INFORMATION


ABSENTEE BALLOT DATES &
INFORMATION

Deadline to request an absentee
ballot to be mailed to a voter:
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Florida law states that only the voter or a member of a
voter's immediate family may request an absentee ballot
for a voter. Call, 674-8568 for details.
First day a designee may pick up
an absentee ballot for a voter:
Thursday, January 24, 2008
A voter's designee must have written permission from
the voter and must sign an affidavit in the Elections
Office when picking up the absentee ballot. An absentee
ballot request form is available ,at
www.votecalhoun.com.
NOTE: A voter may pick up his or her own absentee
ballot anytime.
Important: Absentee ballots cannot
be returned to polling places.
To be counted, voted absentee ballots must be returned
to the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Office in
the Calhoun County Courthouse by 7 p.m. on January
29, 2008 (Election Day).

PHOTO AND SIGNATURE ID
REQUIRED BY LAW To VOTE
You will be asked to show a photo and signature ID when you
go to the polls to vote (or if you choose to vote early). If you do
not have the proper ID, you will be entitled to vote a provisional
ballot. Acceptable IDs are: Florida driver license; Florida ID card
issued by the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles;
public assistance ID; neighborhood association ID; U.S. passport;
retirement center ID; military ID; debit or credit card; student ID.
(Section 101.043, Florida Statutes)


WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT?

Every eligible registered voter in Calhoun
County will have something to vote for in
this election.
Voters registered Democrat will vote for a Democratic
presidential candidate, a statewide constitutional
amendment, and a Calhoun County School Board
referendum.
Voters registered Republican will vote for a
Republican presidential candidate, a statewide
constitutional amendment, and a Calhoun County
School Board referendum.
All other voters non-partisan/independent and
minor-party voters will vote on the statewide
constitutional amendment and the Calhoun County
School Board referendum.
A sample ballot was published in the January 16
issue of The County Record. Sample ballots are
available at www.votecalhoun.com and in the
Calhoun County Elections Office.



VOTE EARLY!
Early voting is still going on at the Supervisor
of Elections Office in the Calhoun County
Courthouse in Blountstown through this
Saturday, January 26. Hours are 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. After 4 p.m. Saturday, voters must go
to the polls on Election Day to cast their
ballots.

HAVE YOU MOVED RECENTLY?
Please tell us your new residence address. Florida
law requires you to vote the ballot for the precinct
where you live. Call 674-8568 or visit our office
for more information.


CALHOUN COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
20859 Central Avenue East, Room G-10, Blountstown, Florida 32424
Phone (850) 674-8568, Fax (850) 674-2449, E-mail soecalco@fairpoint.net, www.votecalhoun.com


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The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 3


their vows Mar.


The parents of Aisha
Snowden-Chambers and
Kaloski Deangelo Chambers
are proud to announce the
upcoming renewal of vows of
their children.
Aisha is the daughter of.
Michael Snowden and
Edward and Sophia
Thomas, Her grandparents
are Clarence and Maggie
Louise Simmons and Louise
Snowden and the late
Charlie Snowden. Kaloski is
the son of Otis and Gwen
Pennywell and Willie and
Sheri Chambers. His grand-
parents are Bernice Glover
and the late Dallas Hogans
and Emma Lee Chambers
and the late Alvin
%


Let's have a Blountstown
High School Class Reunion
Cruise on Carnival
"Fascination". The cruise is
Scheduled on March 26-29,
2009. Departinlg, from
Jacksonville, Florida to 'Nassau
and Freeport Bahamas.
The Classes of 1971-1974
and 1978-1981 are planning
this four day cruise. For any
classmates who would like to
attend, please feel free to invite
your family and friends. Also,
for any class not listed and is
interested in getting your class-

Benefit co(


Denver Ha;
f Georgia Pacific is sponsoring
a benefit lunch for Denver
Hayes on Thursday, Jan. 24.
S-The meal will include sliced
Boston butt, baked beans, pota-
to salad, roll, and pound cake.
Plates are $6 each.
The Liberty County

Red Hat


Ladies set


Meetings
Red Hat group 1 of the
Rivertown True Believers Red
Hat Society will meet at the fol-
lowing locations:
Jan. 24, Apalachee
t Feb. 28, Barnyard
r Mar. 27, The Callahan
Apr. 24, Connie's Kitchen
May 22, Doobie's
r June 26, El Jalisco
All meetings will be held at
S12 noon CST. Members, please
Attend. Visitors welcome. For
tr more details, call 674-8204.

'Tine Free

.Month" at

Sthe library
. Have you got books at home
t that you have been mi" -ng to
turn in? Are they overdue?
Don't worry.... January is Fine
Free Month at the Calhoun
SCounty Publi.. Library. Dig out
all your past dues and bring
them in today.

'SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Call 674-5041


mates to join us, please let us
know. For more information,
please contact one of the class
reunion cruise sponsors listed
below: .. ... .., .
Cliss 1971 contact: GIldysX
Miller 850/693-9083 "'
Class 1972 contact: Edwina
Ivory-850/575-4987 or Ruth
Ivory--850/264-1629
Classes 1973-1974 contact:
Ruth Ivory 850/264-1629
Classes 1978-1981 contact:
Julia Ivory-Williams at
850/674-2318 or Hattie Rives
at 850/674-4652.

)kout for


yes Jan. 24
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 hun-
dred percent of the proceeds
from this benefit will be donat-
ed to Denver and his family to
help them offset some of the
tremendous expense associated
with his continued hospital stay.


22


Chambers.
Aisha is presently
employed with the
Department of Children and
Families as a Unit
Treatment Rehabilitation
Specialist in Chattahoochee.
Kaloski is presently
employed with C.W. Roberts
Contracting as a Truck
Driver in Hosford.
The ceremony will take
place on the evening of
March 22, at 5:00 p.m. at
the W.T. Neal Civic Center
in Blountstown with a recep-
tion following.
No local invitations are
being sent, however, all
friends and family are cor-
dially invited.
6


Torreya Garden Club





learns about pruning


BY AILEEN MCQUAGGE
Pruning is not just a matter
of getting the clippers and lop-
ping off a branch here or there!
Torreya Garden Club mem-
bers learned this when Mr. Ken
Rudisel addressed the group at
the Calhoun County Extension
Office Monday, January 7,
2008.


Pres. Sandra Parrish wel-
comed the members and guests;
Mr. Ken Rudisel and Gary and
Audrey Cannon and Connie
Williford.
Alice Williford gave a lovely
Devotion from F. Franklin
More's "A Garden Peace." "I
think that if ever a mortal heard
the voice of God, it would be in
a garden in the cool of the day."


She closed with a prayer.
James Williford led the Pledge
of Allegiance.
Then, everyone enjoyed
delicious refreshments served
by Jonathan Alford and Aileen
McQuagge.
Following refreshments, 1st
Vice President Doris Traylor,
introduced Mr. Ken Rudisel,
Horticulture Specialist from the
Bay County Extension Office,
who discussed Pruning.
Mr. Rudisel pointed out that
removing plant parts is for a
purpose beneficial to the plant.
How much and how often you
prune depends upon each plant
and its individual needs.
Pruning can rangb from
pinching tips off new growth to
cutting off long limbs. Most
pruning involves 4 basic tech-
niques: Pinching, Thinning,
Heading Back, and Shearing.
As he talked, Mr. Rudisel
showed excellent slides which
displayed the plants before and


after the correct pruning proce-
dures.
In Pinching, you use your
thumb and forefingers or clip-
pers to remove stems of new
growth. Pruning to shorten
branches is called Heading
Back or cutting back. To Thin
a plant, remove whole stems at
their point of origin. This
reduces the bulk of the plant
without changing its shape or
size. Shearing you clip the
plant's outer foliage to create an
even surface like a hedge.
After a brief business meet-
ing, the president thanked all
the attendees, the hosts, and
especially Mr. Rudisel for his
outstanding presentation. We
really see the need for precise
pruning techniques.
The next meeting will be
February 4, 2008.

SUBSCBETODAY


Kaloski Deangelo and Aisha Snowden-Chambers

Chambers to renew


I wesl- se m nyOsss


tunes before they would perma-
nently disappear with the rise
of the modern music industry.
These films will be shown on
Thursday, January 31, at 7PM
in the Frink gym. Each film is
one hour long. Donations will
be accepted. For more informa-
tion, please call 674-2777.


The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in conjunction with
PO.V, the independent non-fic-
tion PBS film series presents: A
Family Undertaking, a film that
explores the growing home
funeral movement by following
several families who chose to
care for their loved ones at
home and forgo the typical mor-
tuary funeral.
Lomax the Songhunter is a
documentary on Alan Lomax,
known as the "songhunter",
Mr.Lomax devoted his life to
recording the world's early folk

Heart month

"Wear Red

Day" Feb. 1
FROM JULIE VANDERMEER,
CALHOUN CO. HEALTH DEPT.
February is American Heart
Month, focusing attention on
the number one killer of men
and women in the United
States. Heart disease kills
about 700,000 Americans
annually, accounting for about
29 percent of all U.S. deaths.
Heart disease has long been
considered a "man's" disease in
-.the United States, and so
.National,Wear Red Day, which- -
'falls on 'eb. 1 this year,' was
conceived to show support for
women's heart disease aware-
ness. The Heart Truth is that
women account for 51 percent,
or 357,000, of those 700,000
U.S. deaths annually. One in
four American women dies of
heart disease, but most fail to
make the connection between
risk factors-such as high blood
pressure and high cholesterol-
and their personal risk of devel-
oping the illness.
Fortunately, there is a lot we
can do to lower that risk. A
healthy diet and lifestyle are
.the best weapons we have to
fight heart disease. You can
monitor your blood pressure,
weight and activity level, while
you undertake a 12-week activ-
ity program and compare notes
with other participants through
emails, posts and blogs.
It's also vital to recognize the
warning signs of heart attack
and stroke when they occur,
and to get medical help imme-
diately.


Based on current


education fa
reconstruction,


cilities,


including


renovation,


construction,


remodeling,


land


Cot questions or comments? Email us at: bigrivercoftfe@gmall.com



VOTER GEt 2/T tj 2 ENT

SALES TAX REFERENDUM


On the January 29th ballot, Calhoun County voters
will be asked to vote for or against the 1/2 cents sales
tax for the Calhoun County School Board.


Important facts:


* Sales tax would be collected for a 10-year period
beginning Jan. 1,
2009.
* As much as possible of the current two mill
discretionary capital outlay tax will be replaced


Pioneer Settlement


to show films Jan. 31


Several BHS classes


plan reunion cruise


by the 1/2 cent sales tax.


estimates, approximately 25% of the two mill levy
could be replaced by the sales tax for the 2008-2009
school year. Approximately 50% of the two mill levy
could be replaced by the sales tax for the 2009-2010
and following school years. This would provide relief
for the property owners who now pay all of the two
mill levy.
* Using the sales tax as part of the two mill levy will
still allow the School Board to participate in the
Special Facility Funding with the State of Florida.
* Used to improve local schools/used to finance


acquisition and improvement, retrofitting, purchase
of technology equipment, hardware and software for
local schools.



This guide was prepared, submitted, and paid for by
Calhoun County School Board as a service to the
voters.

Jan. 2, 2008






The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 4


Calhoun and


CALOUN COUNT N Liberty Co.
businesses
Chamber of Commerce businesses
,E___ can apply for


BY MARTI VICKERY
Executive Director


NW FLORIDA LEGISLA-
TIVE FORUM
The Grand Ballroom of the
Sandestin Golf and Beach
Resort was packed to standing
room only on January 17 for the
NW Florida Legislative Forum,
presented by the NW Florida
Chamber Coalition. The
evening was an open dialogue
to discuss the NW Florida
Chamber Coalition's 2008 pri-
orities and much more, with
seven participating legislators
present to share their insight,
answer questions and listen to
suggestions from the audience
of approximately 200 atten-
dees. Our legislative partici-
pants were:
Speaker Designate Ray
Sansom, Senator Don Gaetz,
Representatives Don Brown,
Marti Coley, Greg Evers, Dave
Murzin and Jimmy Patronis.
This was the first time the
Calhoun County Chamber has
been actively involved in a
forum of this magnitude and we
look forward to a strong part-
nership with the NW Florida
Chamber Coalition.
REGIONAL WORKING
GROUP SESSION
Tuesday, January 29 I will
attend the Enterprise Florida
Rural Issues Working Group
strategic meeting in
Tallahassee. The meeting will
begin with a Rural Marketing


Program discussion, with par-
ticipants encouraged to provide
input on the general rural mar-
keting program. Any feedback
given on this is essential to the
development of rural messaging
and marketing and will be con-
sidered for future implementa-
tion. After a working lunch, the
regularly scheduled rural issues
will be addressed.
SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, February 28, will
be the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce Annual
Banquet. This special event
will be held at the W T. Neal
Civic Center in Blountstown
with music provided by Sammy
Tedder. Come experience an
excellent buffet meal while sev-
eral community members are
recognized with special awards.
Door prizes will be given
throughout the evening.
Our State Representative
Marti Coley will share a
dynamic message with us.
Don't miss out! Tickets will be
available to purchase for
$20.00 each. **New local mar-
keting project will be unveiled
the night of the banquet. Come
and be a part of the excitement.
Reserve your tables early by
calling the Chamber office at
674-4519 or 447-1110.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE
There will not be a member-
ship lunch in February as we
will be meeting for the Annual
Banquet.


POSITIVE IMPACT
Your actions today can great-
ly impact the future. Join the
Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce and be a part of
Calhoun Cdunty's growth and
economic improvement.
Several levels of membership
are available and you may
review our easy membership
form online at: calhounco.org.
Visit us in the office at 20816
Central Ave E Suite 2 in
Blountstown to receive more
information and receive some
complimentary brochures.
Remember, members do busi-
ness with members! Learn
more at: www.calhounco.org
NEW 2008 PLAT BOOKS
Stop by the Calhoun County
Chamber offices in Blountstown
or the Calhoun Liberty Journal
in Bristol to purchase your
2008 Calhoun Liberty Plat
books, available for $42.80
including tax. The Chamber is
located at 20816 Central Ave
East Suite 2 in Blountstown.
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
Check out the area calendar
bf events online at: www.cal-
hounco.org to make your week-
end plans! If you are a member
business or organization and
have something special coming
up, submit your event informa-
tion to us several weeks in
advance to be considered for
posting on the Chamber web
calendar. Email: chamber@
calhounco.org


Rahal and Miller purchase


Bonifay's Howell Chevrolet

Quen Rahal and Ricky
Miller, owners of Rahal-Miller
Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac- '
Nissan in Marianna, have
announced the purchase of
Bonifay's longtime Chevrolet
franchise, Howell Chevrolet.
As the Rahal-MiilerW 6a A.,.
grs g and-expands its opera-
tions, a re-opening of the O EL
Bonifay dealership is anticipat- CHEVROLET*
ed in the future. .no, B -
"We look forward to being a
part of the community and
anticipate that our continued
growth will be a great conven-
ience for our longtinie cus-
tomers in Holmes and ...
Washington counties," Miller
said.
"We are anxious to become a
part of Holmes County and its
growth, and we plan to provide
our customers with the out-
standing sales and service that
has set us apart in our indus-
try," he added.
Miller said more details will
be announced in the future and
welcomed both new and exist-
ing customers to continue doing Ricky Miller changes the tag on a vehicle at the former Howell
business at the Marianna loca- Chevrolet, now part of the Rahal-Miller team.
tion.


Jesse Earle Bowden will


hold book signing Saturday


Stories about Calhoun
Country, some nonfiction, many
fleshed out in fiction, enliven
the latest four of the 11 books
written by Altha native and
Pensacola newspaper editor
Jesse Earle Bowden. Bowden
will be signing his best-selling
novel "Look and Tremble" and
two collections of nonfiction and
fictional stories Saturday, Jan.
26, at the Panhandle Pioneer
Village from 1 to 3 p.m. His


other new books are "Embrace
an Autumnal Heart," and the
expanded Florida Classic
Edition of "When You Reach
September," both include fic-
tional stories about the people
of Altha, Blountstown and the
Apalachicola River Valley.
Bowden's stories enliven
some Pioneer Village land-
marks, including Dr. J..B..
Dowling's medical office and
the Altha caloboose. He will be


signing in the Frink gym, where
he played basketball with the
Altha Wildcats in the 1940s..
Bowden, author of the
regionally acclaimed memoir,
"Always the Rivers Flow," cho-
sen as a Florida Classic, grew
up in Altha, the son of mer-
chant Jesse W. Bowden. He was
editor in chief and vice presi-
dent of the Pensacola News
Journal for 31 years before
retiring from a 44-year career
in 1997 with the designation of
editor emeritus.
The author continues
researching, writing and illus-
trating books about Chipola
Country. In 2007 the Florida
State University journalism
graduate retired as a faculty
associate teaching journalistic
writing courses at the
University of West Florida for
24 years. UWF awarded
Bowden an honorary doctorate
of Humane Letters in 1985.
Bowden recreates the last
public hanging in Blountstown
in the fictional story, "Let This
be a Warning," in "Embrace an
Autumnal heart." And he por-
trays young legislator Fuller
Warren, future Florida gover-
nor, trying to save a boyhood
Blountstown friend from the
electric chair at the state prison

See BOWDEN, page 14


Torch Award
Your Better Business
Bureau Foundation of
Northwest Florida is currently
accepting applications for the
2008 Torch Award for
Marketplace Ethics.
The Torch Award was creat-
ed to recognize businesses and
charities that insist on excep-
tionally high standards of
behavior in dealing with cus-
tomers, vendors and employ-
ees.
To be considered for the
2008 Torch Award, a company
or 501 (c)(3) charity must have
been in business for one year or
more with the same ownership
and may not hold an unsatisfac-
tory record with your' BBB.
BBB Accreditation is not
required to enter, however,
applicants must be physically
located within the BBB of
Northwest Florida's service
area: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty,
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
Walton or Washington counties.
Past Torch Award recipients
are eligible after a three-year
waiting period.
The application deadline is
April 4, 2008. Award recipients
will be recognized at a series of
luncheons to be held in May.
In addition to the awards
ceremony for businesses and
charities, a total of nine high
school students will be named
as BBB Student Ethics
Scholarship winners and will
receive $1,000 scholarships for
their commitment to ethical
behavior and personal integrity.
For an application guide and
entry form, suggestions for
completing an application for
the Torch Award or information
on the Student Ethics
Scholarship, please visit
www.nwfl.bbb.org/TorchAward
or call 1-800-729-9226.

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Former Blountstown police
officer David Creamer is over-
seas in Iraq working as a police
trainer. One thing he has
noticed that is really popular
among the children there is soc-
cer.
The Iraqi children enjoy the
game and are always asking for
soccer balls, however there is
no Wal Mart, Target or Dollar
Stores there to just go buy balls.
David's wife, Lisa Creamer
of Blountstown, is holding a
drive to collect soccer balls. If
youiknow any youth soccer
leagues who would like to
donate any old balls, have any
used soccer balls or would like
to donate a ball or two, please
contact her. She is going to start

BPD to offer

firearm safety

class Saturday
The Blountstown Police
Department is offering a
firearm safety class on
Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.
to noon. The class will begin at
the police department on North
Pear Street, across from El
Jalisco.
Senior citizens and anyone
who has a handgun they are not
familiar with is urged to take
this class.
For more information or to
register, call the BPD at 674-
5987.


Former Blountstown Police Officer David Creamer is now serving
in Iraq training law enforcement officers.


Happy 4th Birthday,
Trace Home!
Trace is the son of Emory and
Kim Home of Blountstown. He is
the grandson of Vergil and
Deanie Daniels of Blountstown,
Fran Pippin of Panama City, and
Joe and Betty Home of
Wewahitchka. Trace's birthday
was December 27th. He cele-
brated his birthday with a trip to
Disney World with his Mom, Dad
and big brother Bryson. He also
celebrated his big day with his
entire family at Sam Atkin's Park
with a Sponge Bob party. Trace
loves to play with trains, ride his
jeep while racing with Bryson
and he loves to play ball with
his Grandaddy, Daddy, and
Bryson. We love you!!

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Happy "80th" Birthday,
Eunice Beatrice Gaskin!!
Mrs. Eunice Beatrice Gaskin
will be celebrating her 80th birth-
day on January 28th at the
Kinard Church of God Church
beginning at 4:00 p.m. Family
and friends are cordially invited
to attend.
Happy birthday from your
Kinord Church of God family!!


Happy 90th Birthday,
James Alford!
Native of Blountstown, and
survivor of the USS Lexington,
Baffttle of the Coral Sea, James
Alford turned 90 on January
18th!
James joined the US Navy in
May 1940. His ship, the USS
Lexington arrived at Pearl Harbor
on December 8, 1941, the day
after the bombing of Pearl
Harbor. While there, he joined
the Baptist Church in Hawaii. In
1958, he returned to Hawaii on
his way to Tokyo and went to
church and the same preacher
was there. On May 8, 1942, the
USS Lexington was attacked and
sank at the Battle of the Coral
Sea. The ship had a crew of
4,000. 170 died that day.
James handed out 50 gallons of
ice cream, which had been
made on the ship, as the ship
was sinking. James was in the
water for three hours wearing
only a life belt before being
picked up by a cruiser. He was
then transferred to three different
ships.
In March 1947, he was
involved in a mission with
Admiral Byrd to the South Pole
where they took planes and dog
sleds on the Philippine Sea CV47
( named after the Battle of the
Philippines). Ice cutters went in
front of the ship to cut through
the ice. After traveling the world
on several assignments, he was
transferred from active duty to the
Fleet Reserve on the US Navy on
the 6th day of June, 1960 after
20 years of service. After retire-
ment he returned to Blountstown
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Wildcats travel to Wewa Thursday





Altha hosts BHS Friday night


BY JIM MclINTOSH

The Altha boys' basketball
teams wrapped up their last
three game weekly series last
week with a 2-1 mark. Both
teams swept Poplar Springs and
R.E Munroe before falling to
Sneads.
POPLAR SPRINGS, JAN-
UARY 15- Although the
Poplar Springs Atomics made it
a closer game the second time
around, the junior varsity
Wildcats (7-5) came out on top,
37-28.
The Atomics had a one-point
advantage, 9-8, at the end of
the first quarter but the
Wildcats took a 18-14 lead into
the locker room. Aitha
increased that lead to 28-16 at
the end of the third period.
The Wildcats edged the
Atomics only in the field goal
department, shooting 45% (17
of 38) to Poplar Springs' 41%
(7 of 17). The Atomics made
67% (4 of 6) of their 3-pointers
while the Wildcats missed on all
8 of their attempts. Also,
Poplar Springs edged Altha at
the charity stripe, 33% (2 of 6)
to 30% (3 of 10).
Three Wildcats led the team
in scoring with 6 points apiece:
Corey Johnson, Chuck
Simmons and Stephen Vassallo.
Johnson pulled down 3
rebounds and he picked an
Atomics' pocket. Simmons
cleared 4 boards in the contest.
Will Rogers knocked down 5
points in the contest. He was
credited with 2 assists and 2
steals. Ethan Ellis, Ben Willis,
and Caleb Willis each canned 4
points. Ellis had 3 assists, a
rebound and .a steal. Ben
snagged a rebound and he had a
steal. Caleb ripped down 3
rebounds and he had an assist.
Zack Todd rounded out the
Wildcats scoring with a deuce
but he had a career-high 5
steals in the game.
With every varsity Wildcat
getting in on the scoring action
and five-of them double figures,
Altha blasted Poplar Springsby
a final score of 76-39.
The Wildcats (11-4; 4-2, 2-
2A) bombed the Atomics with a
30-7 first quarter lead. It was


Wildcat Kevin Saldana (#33) goes up for two points in Friday
night's game against Sneads.



Lady Cat lifters



improve to 5-0
.M.


BY COACH ROBBIE SMITH

The Altha girls weightlifting
team defeated Marianna by a
score of 65-9, improving their
rec6rd to 5-0 on the ye a :
The Wildcats placed first in
all ten weight classes on their,
way to the victory. Sophomore
KK Beauchamp and Junior
Carrie Tucker both cleaned and
jerked 135 while winning the
119 and 129 pound weight
classes. Dakota Varnum easily
won her weight class with a
bench press of 190 pounds.
Weight class winners at the
meet were: Hali Smith, Tracey
Clemmons, KK Beauchamp,
Carrie Tucker, Kasey Bailey,
Shannon Hall, Stephanie
Mayo, Serena Bradford,
Mallory Basford, and Dakota
Varnum.


48-14 at halftime and Altha
ripped Poplar Springs (2-10; 0-
4) for 20 more points in the
third stanza to take a 68-30
lead.
In the field goal department
the Wildcats drained 61% (22
of 36) to the Atomics 47% (9 of
19). From 3-point land Altha
held a 47% (7 of 15) to 33% (6
of 18).advantage. The Wildcats
topped the Atomics at the free
throw line, 73% (11 of 15) to
60% (3 of 5).
Drew Brazell was the lead-
ing scorer for the Wildcats with
13 points. Both Corde
Beauchamp and Kevin Saldana
came away with a season-high
11 points. Cale Chafin and
Josh McIntosh each knocked
down 10 points on the ri ght.
Ethan Byler was good for 9
points. Jake Edenfield put up 6
points. Juan Alejos, Noah
Byler and Josh Warner each,
added a deuce.
ALTHA, JANUARY 17-
After a five-game road trip the
Wildcats were glad to return to
the friendly confines of "The
Den" last Thursday night and it
showed as both squads won
"The Battle of the Cats-
Round 2."
The junior varsity Wildcats
(8-5) left no doubt by declawing
the R.F Munroe Bobcats, 35-
18.
Altha held a 9-5 first quarter
lead and increased it to 23-15
at the intermission. The
Wildcats pumped in 15 third
quarter points while holding the
Bobcats to 2 points to make it
35-13 after three periods of
play.
From the field Altha held a
41% (11 of 27) to 31% (4 of 13)
advantage. From 3-point land
the Wildcats made 29% (4 of
14) to the Bobcat's 17% (1 of
6). However, from the charity
stripe, Altha managed to make
1 of their 10 attempts (10%) to
Munroe's 58% (7 of 12).
Corey Johnson was the Top
Cat in scoring with 10 points
along with 2 assists and 2
rebounds. Both Chuck
Simmons and Ben Willis
canned 5 points. Simmons
swished a 3-pointer and he had
a rebound and a steal. Ben


ripped away 3 steals, collected
2 rebounds, and he had an
assist. Caleb Willis put up 4
points, snagged 3 rebounds and
had an assist. Will Rogers
found money with a 3-pointer
and he was credited with an
assist. Ethan Ellis, Zack Todd,
Stephen Vassallo, and Jacob
Warner each chipped in a
deuce. Ellis had a season-high
3 blocks in the game along with
2 rebounds and a steal. Warner
came away with 3 rebounds, 2
assists and his first block of the
season.
, The varsity Wildcats (12-4;
4-2; 2-2A) followed the JV's
lead and put up 70 points while
holding the Bobcats (6-10; 1-5)
to 39 points.
It was 14 to 8 at the end of
the first quarter. The Wildcats
took a 27-18 lead into the lock-
er room and poured in 16 third-
quarter points to make it a 43-
27 ballgame.
Altha connected on 60% (26
of 43) of their field goals while
Munroe only made 37% (7 of
19). The Wildcats only man-
aged to make 17% (2 of 12) of
their three pointers while the
Bobcats found their range with
60% (6 of 10). From the free
throw line Altha mirrored their
field goal percentage with 60%
(12 of 20). Munroe could only
muster 47% (9 of 19) of their
free throw opportunities.
Josh McIntosh led all scorers
with 20 points. Also, he ripped
down 7 rebounds, had 4 assists,
3 steals, and he rejected a
Bobcats' shot attempt. Drew
Brazell came up big with 14
points. He cleaned the boards
8 times and had blocked a
career-high 5 shot attempts.
Ethan Byler posted 10 points
along with 4 rebounds. Corde
Beauchamp did work with 9
points. He snared 6 rebounds
and had a steal. Kevin Saldana
put up 7 points and he blocked
a shot attempt. He also did
some serious window cleaning
by ripping down a season-high
11 rebounds. Josh Warner
added 4 points to the Wildcats'
cause,... and .-he.. snagged a
rebound. Noah Byler, Cale
Chafin, and Jake Edenfield
rounded out the Wildcats scor-


ing with each of them contribut-
ing a deuce. Noah was credited
with 4 rebounds, an assist and a
steal. Chafin had 5 assists, 3
rebounds, and 2 steals.
Edenfield cleared 2 rebounds.
ALTHA, JANUARY 18-At
the end of the first quarter
night's game with Altha's junior
varsity trailing 7-4, it looked as
if the junior varsity Wildcats (8-
6) might be able to hang with a
Sneads Pirates' team that had
beaten them by 43 points the
first time. However, when
Sneads went up 23-7 at half-
time and pouring in 24 third
quarter points, the Wildcats'
hopes disappeared.
The Wildcats committed 26
turnovers while the Pirates only
gave the ball up 7 times.
Sneads made 45% (13 of 29)
of their field goals while Altha
could only manage 25 % (4 of
16). The Pirates sank 25% (2
of 8) from beyond the arc while
the Wildcats misfired on all 7
attempts. From the charity
stripe Sneads was good for 57%
(8 of 14) while Altha could only
' find the bucket with 20% (1 of
5).
Jacob Warner was the Top
Cat in scoring with 4 points and
he had 2 steals. Caleb Willis
notched 3 points, collected 3
rebounds and he rejected a
Pirates' shot attempt. Ethan
Ellis rounded out the scoring
with a deuce. He snared 3
rebounds and swatted away 2 of
Sneads' shot attempts.
Twenty-four minutes instead
of thirty-two minutes.
If that was the length of the
garrie the varsity Wildcats (12-
5; 4-3, 2-2A) had been able to
play on Senior Night last
Friday, Altha would have
secured their fifth district win.
However, because varsity high
school rules call for playing 32
minutes, the Pirates (13-6; 4-3,
2-2A) walked away with a 62-
46 victory.
Sneads held a 15-8 first peri-
od lead, but Altha had pulled to
within three, 25-22, at halftime.
The Wildcats made a 15-10 run
.in the. third quarter ..to .,pull
ahead 37-35.


See WILDCATS, page 8


Lady Wildcat Dakota Varnum
is the Lifter of the Week. She won
her weight class with a 190 lb.
bench press against Marianna.

The girls' next regular sea-
son meet will be the Cougar
Challenge at Godby High
See LADY CAT, page 7


Little League signups


in Bristol on Saturday


The Liberty County
Recreation Department will be
holding a registration day for lit-
tle league baseball, softball, and
tee-ball for the upcoming year.
Sign-ups will be held at
Veterans Memorial Civic
Center Saturday, January 26th,
from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
A copy of your child's birth cer-
tificate will be required upon
sign-up. All interested coaches
shall be subject to background
screening and and fingerprint-
ing through the Department of
Juvenile Justice. Cost of finger-
printing will be $30.00.


Age groups will be as follows:
*Dixie Major: Ages 12 and
under
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birthday falls on or after May
1st are not eligible.
*Registration for all ages will
be $50.00 per child.
*Copy of birth certificate
due upon sign up.
Contact Richie Smith or Joe
Ferolito at 643-2175.


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Tigers host Sneads Thurs.,



tangle with Cats on Friday


If you ever played, cheered for, or coached basketball at BHS, you are invited to a basketball reunion set for Feb.
1. Members of the 1937 girls basketball team at Blountstown High include (back row, from left) Pauline Guimore,
(?), (?), Mary Ala Williamson, Velma Davis, (middle row) (?), Josephine Guilford, Winnie Davis, Neva May Davis,
(front row) Polly Stanfill, Elizabeth Musgrove, Kathryn Dearing, and Verdie Maloy. This photo is from www.flori-
damemory.com where you can find hundreds of Calhoun County pictures, old and new.


BHS basketball reunion



set for Friday, February 1


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
bhsl00years@yahoo.com.


BY COACH ANDREW SUMNER
The Tigers had a big week
by defeating the Sneads Pirates
and the Bozeman Bucks, both
on the road. The only loss came
on the road at Cottondale.
Leading the Tigers in scor-
ing against Sneads were Cavon
Cox with 16 points, Jimmy
Jackson with 15 and Jason


Altha alumni

basketball

on Saturday
An Altha School alumni bas-
ketball game is set for
Saturday, January 26, at 6 pm
in the Altha School
Gymnasium' with odds vs.
evens. Practice will be held
Thursday at 6 p.m. in the gym.
It is time to relive those bas-
ketball "glory days" and per-
form those cheer and dance
routines as in days of old. The
Altha Senior Trip participants
will be hosting the alumni bas-
ketball game. All former Altha
School basketball players and
cheerleaders are encouraged to
participate.
Any basketball player or
cheerleader wishing to take
part can leave their name and a
contact number with the school
secretary at 762-3121 or email
the information to LeAnna Hall
at leannahall@firn.edu.
Spectators are invited and a
concession will be provided, so
plan on an evening full of food
and fun. All proceeds benefit
the 2008 Senior Trip.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!l
Call 674-5041


Byrd with 9. Trey Johnson had
a solid defense game to help us
to victory.
On Thursday we had to trav-
el to Bozeman and won by the
score of 47-44. Leading the
Tigers in scoring were Jason
Byrd with 16, Jimmy Jackson
with 15 and Cavon Cox with 9.
The Tigers were on the road
at Cottondale where the wheels
fell off. Being down by the score
of 26-19 at the half, the Tigers
never went to the free-throw
line in the second half and
Cottondale visited the line 33
TIMES in the second half. The


Tigers had to play the fourth
quarter with 4 players because
of players fouling out. Leading
the Tigers in scoring were Jason
Byrd and Trey Johnson with
11.
The District will come down
to this week when the Sneads
Pirates come to Blountstown on
Thursday and the Tigers travel
to Altha on Friday for Altha
Homecoming. Game time is
6:00 and 7:30 on both nights.
We will need to have the gym
packed against the Pirates on
Thursday so all of you TIGER
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to noon at the Blountstown
High School Gym.
If you are between the ages


of 4 and 12 (you can not turn 13
before May 1st) then you are
eligible. Please bring a COPY
of your birth certificate (that we
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$50.


JNTING NEWS I Pontiaco*G


Skipper bags first deer

Cole Skipper, 9 years old, bagged his first deer, a 5 point, on
Saturday, January 12, while hunting in the buddy stand with his
daddy. Cole is the son of Gerry and Kelly Skipper and has one broth-
er, Kyle, age 8.



Lady Cat lifters cont'd-


School on February 2nd.
Altha won six out of ten
weight classes at the state qual-
ifier held at Arnold High School
on January 10th. The meet
was comprised of lifters from
Arnold, Bay, Bozeman, Mosley,
Rutherford, and Altha.
Sophomore Stephanie Mayo
had a solid performance, just
missing the jerk on a 165 pound
attempt. The lift would have
tied the school clean and jerk
record.
Weight class winners at the


meet were: Hali Smith, KK
Beauchamp, Carrie Tucker,
Shannon Hall, Stephanie
Mayo, and Serena Bradford.

The top 3 girls from each
weight class qualify for the state
final. Currently AHS has 6
girls who have qualified. The
state final will be held in New
Port Richey High School on
February 9th. The girls' final
state qualifier will be today at
Leon High School. Results will
be in next week's paper.


Saturday is final



baseball signups


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The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 8


Miss Calhoun County




pageant being planned


Freshman Samuel Hurtado was recently awarded a $10,000 "Take Stock in Children" scholarship. He
is pictured above with Mrs. Sandra Waller (guidance counselor), Mrs. Loraine McClellan (vocational guid-
ance), and BHS Principal Mr. Duane Barber.


The Miss Calhoun County
Pageant Committee would like
to invite your daughter to par-
ticipate in the 2008 Miss
Calhoun County Pageant as it
celebrates its llth year as an
official Miss National Peanut
Festival Preliminary.
Winners in the Little Miss
and Miss division will advance
to the Miss National Peanut
Festival Pageant in October.
Contestants must either live or
attend school in Calhoun
County and must not have ever
been married or pregnant.

Divisions include:
Tiny Miss: 4-5 years
Little Miss: First Grade
Young Miss: Second Grade-
10 years J
Junior Miss: 11-13 years
Teen Miss: 14-16 years
Miss: 17-21 years (not over


21 by October 1)
Special Awards include:

Miss Spirit of Calhoun
County
.The contestant that raises
the most money through raffle
ticket and sponsor ticket sales
will be crowned Miss Spirit of
Calhoun County
People's Choice Award
This will be awarded to the
contestant that has the most
votes the day of the pageant
Photogenic
One photogenic winner will
be selected from each category.
Essay Award
The contestant with the
highest essay score will be
awarded the essay award.
Academic Excellence
Award
The contestant with the
highest GPA will be awarded


the Academic Excellence,
Award (must provided a cur-,
rent report card with GPA )
The pageant is scheduled for'
April 19 at the Blountstown:
High School Auditorium with,
Tiny-Junior Miss beginning at:
2:00 PM CST and Teen and:
Miss beginning at 6:30 PM.
CST. The entry fee is $60 and;
the deadline to enter is March!
25, 2008, at 6:00 PM CST.;
Applications are available at
local schools or can be e-mailed'
to you.
For more information please.
visit the Miss Calhoun County
website at http://www.misscal-
houncounty.bravehost.com/, e-
m a i 1
miss_calhouncounty@yahoo.co
m, or call 1-850-557-3889 after
3:15 PM CST. Calls after
8:00PM CST will not be
accepted.


Samuel Hurtado wins Local Girl Scouts are


$10,000 scholarship


SUBMITTED BY ALISHA STRAWN
AND JESSICA BONTRAGER

Honor Roll
On Friday, January 18,
Blountstown High School held
a brief Honor Assembly to rec-
ognize the following students
who made the honor roll. These
students areas follows:
9th grade, A Honor
Roll: Junicia Baker, Tasheana
Brown, Katelin McFarland,
Kristen Peacock, Travis
Pittman, Karis Smith, Hayley
Sumner, Christopher Wolfram,
Cody Baldwin, Stewart
Herendon, David Leonard,
Makynzie O'Bryan, Harlea
Perdue, Cameron Smith,
Stephanie Stapleton, and Brett
Tanner.

l-10th" grade- A Honor
Roll: Ashley Adams, Jessica
Collier, Rachael King, Xin Yi
Tang, Allison Wroblewski,
Tarak Amin, Jacob Hardin,
Laura Stoltzfus, and Maria
Trejo.
lth grade A Honor
Roll: Shelby Godwin, Daniel
Leonard, Max Herndon, and
Valerie States.
12th grade A Honor
Roll: Jessica Bontrager,
Samantha Dwiggins, Trista
Johnson, Tia Miller, Caitlin
Sanders, Nic Stoltzfus, Kaylin
Bontrager, Devon Fowler,
Allison Jones, and Lydia
Simpkins.
9th grade B Honor Roll:
Cherie Baggett, Caitlyn
Crocker, Tyler Daniels, Morgan
Davis, Mercedez Gammon,
Deeanna Grimes, Morgan
Huggins, Caroline Johnson,
Joshua -Knight, Rufus Lee,
Eliya Margrill, James
McClellan, Dillon Shinberger,
Ann Silcox, Alexandria Smith,
Selena Williams, Cassandra
Woods, Shayn Baggett Taylor
Brantley-Curl, Brina Days,
Eurica Engram, Montoya
Garret Kenneth Hopkins,
Samuel Hurtado, Jahnice
Jones, Shay'brisha Koonce,
Amanda Lunsford, Sawyer
Maxwell, Jacy Richards, Joseph
Shiver, Ke'ondre Simpson,
Genny Starr, and Patrick
Wilson.
10th grade B Honor
Roll: Austin Aycock, Cory


Baldwin, Jessie Davis, Skyla
Davis, Alex Deason, Treazure
Engram, Blake Garrett,
Hellena Johnson, Michael
Leonard, Jason Money, Tyler
Prowant, Zackary Segers,
Virginia Baker, Lesa Corlett,
Stafford Dawson, ,Kelby
Durham, Hira Farooqi,
Jeremiah Harden, John
Jourdan, Tyler McClellan,
Cody Paquette, Quincy Segers,
Natasha Shiver, Kayler Shuler,
John Tharpe, Allison Slongo,
and Vincent Vickers.
11lth grade B Honor
Roll: Joy Armitage, Shane
Bailey, Colton Bush, Emily
Davis, Samantha Ferguson,
Joshua Godwin, Ashlea Hester,
Jimmy Jackson, Alisha Strawn,
Demarco Johnson, Evelyn
Lindsey, Andrea Nunn, Ariel
-Savell;," Jasminie 'Simrimons,
Evelyn Smith, Kimberley
Taylor, Ellen Williams, Kayla
Arrant, Shirane Baker,
Anthony Corker, Lauren Davis,
Ryan Frye, Monica Guilford,
Cherie Hires, Jeffery Jenkins,
William Johnson, Christina
Mears, Shanda Reese, Marlee
Sherrod, Alexandria Smith, and
Carolyn Van Lierop.

12th grade B Honor
Roll: Chavonte Baker, J.
Larin Brady, Curtisha Burkes,
Kimberly Clemons, Dana
Clark, Jessica Cantu, Lisa
Danley, Satyria Everett, Molly
Fagen, Erin Glass, Lane
Golden, Brandi Greene, Kelly
Hall, Carlos Hall, Melissa
Howland, John Layfield,
Britton Leach, William
Leonard, Samantha Lewis,
Jared Lilly, Jonathan Lockhart,
Rocio Lopez, Chris Martin,
Joseph Maxwell, Bradley
Owens, Ricky Mercer, Meagan
Parrish, Kaitlin Peacock,
Jonathan Sumner, Amy Reid,
Ron Van Lierop, Matt Vincent,
John Yon, and Ashley
Whitfield.

Guidance News
Seniors, it is time to begin
applying for scholarships.
Guidance has listed several
with their deadlines:
Music Scholarships at
Chipola College, auditions are
Thurs., Feb. 28, 2008, March
20, 2008, and April 24, 2008.


Troy University, Dothan
campus only- deadline is March
3, 2008.
Florida Association of
Realtors- deadline is March 7,
2008.
Body by Milk Scholarship-
deadline is March 7, 2008.
Chipola College is award-
ing a scholarship to a student
majoring in Visual Arts, Music
or Theatre. It will go to a
Calhoun County student for
next school year. Please see
Mrs. Waller in Guidance for
more details concerning these
scholarships.
There is going to be a
FAFSA workshop sponsored by
Sally Mae about the "Paying
for College" on Thursday,
January 24, at the Sallie Mae
Servicing Center in Lynn
Haven, FL, at 6:15 -T 8:30 .fi m.
They will be helping students
and parents fill out their Free
Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA). For any ques-
tions, call 767-7151 or 767-
7340.

Take Stock Scholarship
Winner
Samuel Hurtado a 9th grad-
er at BHS has been awarded a
$10,000 "Take Stock in
Children" scholarship. Take
Stock in Children is a non-prof-
it program administered by the
Calhoun County Take Stock in
Children Leadership Council
providing scholarships, men-
tors, and hope to deserving
youth in Calhoun County.
The committee would like to
thank everyone who has made
a contribution and encouraged
others a difference in a young
person's life.

Star Labs are Back
Star Labs have begun at
BHS once again with Dr.
Henderson and will be meeting
at Sam Atkins Park on
Thursdays at 8:00 pm. Science
students are encouraged to
attend for a unique time of
learning and for extra credit.

Baseball Hats
BHS baseball hats are now
available for $10. See Mrs.
Vincent in Guidance or Coach
Gillespie to purchase yours
today!


BHS freshmen who applied for the Take Stock In Children scholarship include (front row, from left)
Amanda Lunsford, Genny Starr, Junicia Baker, DeeAnna Grimes, (back row) Mrs. McClellan, Andy Cook,
Dillion Shinberger, Steven Roland, Paul Mosley, Raven Lockhart, Gabriel bawson, and Morgan Huggins.


reck us out onlin


ww.thecountyre<


taking cookie orders


The Girls Scout Council of
the Apalachee Bend, Inc.
embarked on their annual cook-
ie sales program Saturday,
January 12. Area Girl Scouts
will take pre-orders for cookies
through January 27. Cookies
will arrive on February 16.
Cookies are $3.50 per box.

This year's program includes
two new cookies: Chocolate
Chips and Lemon Chalet
Cremes. the sugar free choco-
late chip cookies, which contain
real milk chocolate chips, are
made with Splenda and have
zero grams trans fat serving.
This great-tasting snack is pro-
vided in response to requests
received by the hundreds of
thousands of Girl Scouts who
visit with consumers each year


during the Girl Scout Cookie
Season. The Lemon Chalet
Cremes are also in response to
customer requests for an indul-
gent treat that is unique to Girl
Scouts. this luscious lemon
sandwich cookie boats a hint of
cinnamon-ginger spice and con-
tains zero grams trans fat per
serving.
Additionally, All Abouts will
carry new leadership messages
this year that reflect the mes-
sage of Girl Scouting's continu-
ing commitment to build girls of
Courage, Character and
Confidence. This is accom-
plished through programming
that encourages them to
"Discover, connect and take
action to make the world a bet-
ter place." These three cookies
join the line-up of star studded


regulars: Thin Mint, Samoas,
Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and
Trefoils.
For more information about
the Cookie Program Activity
Sale contact Audrey Moore,
Product/Retail Manager,
Telephone: (850) 386-2131,
Telephone Toll Free: (800)
876-9704, TAX: (850) 386-
2093, E-mail: amoore@
gscab.org.

The Girl Scout council of the
Apalachee Bend, Inc., a United
Way agency, serves more than
3,300 girls and 1,300 adults in
Bay, Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, and Washington coun-
ties.


wildcat basketball cont'd


The Pirates topped the
Wildcats in the field goal
department, 76% (26 of 34) to
42% (8 of 19). However, Altha
connected on 43% (6 of 14) of
their 3-point shots to only 20%
(1 of 5) for Sneads. Both teams
shot 60% from the free throw
line. The Wildcats sank 12 of
20 attempts while the Pirates
made 6 of 10 attempts.
Sneads committed 19
turnovers to only 12 for Altha
but unfortunately the Wildcats
committed the majority of their
turnovers in the fourth quarter.
Altha had three players in
double figures. Cale Chafin,
Josh McIntosh, and Kevin
Saldana each scored 11 points.


Chafin had 2 rebounds and an
assist. McIntosh came away
with 3 blocked shots, 2
rebounds and a steal. Chafin
nailed 2 3-pointers and
McIntosh had 2. Saldana
pulled down 4 rebounds, and he
was credited with 2 steals.
Corde Beauchamp knocked
down 6 points (including a 3-
pointer) along with 3 steals and
a rebound. Ethan Byler con-
tributed 4 points as well as hav-
ing 3 steals and a rebound.
Drew Brazell rounded out the
Wildcats scoring with 3 points
along with 4 rebounds, 2
blocked shot attempts, 2 steals;
and an assist.
The Wildcats will pack their


bags on tomorrow and head to
Wewa for a 6:00 p.m. (CT) jun-
ior varsity game with the varsi-
ty action scheduled for 7:30
p.m. (CT). Then it's back to
"The Den" on Friday for an
important district game with
the Blountstown Tigers and it's
also homecoming. Once again
the junior action with get:
underway at 6:00 p.m. .(CT)
and the varsity game is slated
for a 7:30 p.m. (CT) start. The
Wildcats are looking for you
fans to fill up "The Den" and
get LOUD for this last home
game of the season.
I'LL SEE YOU AT THE
GAME AND GO WILD-
CATS!!!


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The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 9


SBLOUNTSTOWI


81 MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS


BMS choir students compete at state

Three students from Blountstown Middle School participated in the Florida All-State Choirs in Tampa
last week. This is a highly competitive event, with three rounds of elimination. The students meet after
school for two months, preparing for the tests in music theory, ear training and musicianship. Only six
students from the district (which includes Bay, Calhoun, Liberly, Gulf, Franklin, Jackson, Washington,
Holmes and Walton Counties) were selected for the middle school All-State choirs. Blountstown Middle
School had three of the six! Those selected were Casey Johnson, Trent Smith and Hayden Jeppson. Trent
Smith scored 100% in all three tests! Accompanying the boys was their choral director, Janet Edewaard.
All-State is held in conjunction with the Florida Music Educator's Conference. Tina Smith, Altha School
music teacher and Gretchen Reiter, Blountstown High School band director also attended the conference.
The boys would like to thank Ms. Neva Miller at BMS, for her support of the music program and Renee
Jeppson for serving as their chaperone.


DuPont helps Chipola College

Robert E. Nedley, president of the Alfred 1. duPont Foundation, Inc., (left) recently presented a check for
$60,000 to Chipola College _____ ____ __ _
president Dr. Gene Prough (cen-
ter) and Chipola Foundation
Director Julie Fuqua. The dona- Gail's Piano Studio
tion will be used to fund scholar- Give your child a lifelong skill
ships and other special projects
at the college. The Alfred I. Experienced Teacher with
duPont Foundation supports Degree in Piano Performance
numerous educational institu- Degree in Piano Performance
tions and charitable causes
throughout the southeast. 643-471 8


Altha PTO to


meet Monday

at 5:30p.m.
An Altha PTO meeting w
Sbe held Monday, January 28t
at 5:30 p.m. in the Mec
Center.


Homecoming week underway;


parade se
Media Center News
If making better grades was
one of your "New Year's
Resolutions", then the Media
Center can help. Looking for a
quiet place to work, computer
access, or a good. book to read?
Then the Media Center is the
place for you and in case you
haven't 'heard, the Media
Center isr now-; open .&irvery
morning at 7:15 for middle
school and high school students.


Calendar
January 22-26 --
Homecoming Week
Jan. 23 -- Girls Weightlifting
@ Leon10O am/2 pm
January 24 -- V Girls
Basketball @ Wewa 4:30 pm;
JV/V Boys Basketball @
Wewa, 6/7:30 pm
January 25 -- Homecoming
Parade 1pm; V/JV Boys
Basketball vs. BHS 6/7:30 pm;
Bonfire following the game
Jan. 26 -- Alumni Game, 6
pm
January 28 -- Ken
McDonnell's "Life and Stuff"
6-12 grades in the gym
January 29 -- V Girls
Basketball District Tourn. @
Sneads 7pmr
Jan. 30 -- Progress Reports

Honor Roll
Principal Ronnie Hand is
pleased to announce the honor
roll at Altha Public School.
'A' Honor Roll
First grade: Anna Alday,
Audra Chasono, Calyn Carter,
Celena Carter, Cole Yon, Erin
Lynn, Hannah Vogel, John
Roberts, Joshua Schneider,
Katelyn McClure, Kaylee
Brown, Madison Boggs,
Makayla Braxton, Maria
Hamm, Patricia Barnes,
Preston Goff,- Remington Mills,
Tyler Field.
Second grade: Michelle
Aaron, Stetson Branch, Coy
Cook, Megan Corbin, Jasmine
Medina, Max Scott, Carlee
Barfield, Jasmine Taylor,
Britnee Tharp, Victoria
Mound, Josie Hall.
Third grade: Seth Alday, Cy
Barton, Nolon Bean, Abbie
Edenfield, Collin Mears, Kiana
Richards, Devan Adkins,
Jaylon Hall, Timothy Mullaney,
Stephanie Wriston.
Fourth grade: Samantha
Potter, Hayden White.
Fifth grade: Hunter Chason,
James Coleman, Jennifer
Moore, Mary Sewell.
Sixth grade: Brooke
Coleman, Porter Smith.
Seventh grade: Madelynn
Lytle, Zachary Perkins, Tiffany
Stephens, Kaylee McCalvin,
Kelsey Rehberg, Christina
Watson.
Eighth grade: Wesley
Chevillot.
Ninth grade: Raven Griffin,
Alena McCoy, Ellen Powell.


t for Friday,


Tenth grade: Lucas Basford,
Brett Floyd, Anna Kelley.
Eleventh grade: Caitlyn
Bruner, David Griswold,
Brandie Powell, Brittany
Stephens.
Twelfth grade: Sheridan
Blount, Cayla Coxwell,
Samantha Dehn, Keith
Kirkpatrick, Tory Lipford,
,T-aylor "1Selton;. *-'Whtt4neyr
Stevens, Zachariah Tatum,
Joshua Warner, Meagan Wiltse.
'A/B' Honor Roll
First grade: Dylan Adkins,
Madison Hathaway, Trace
Newman, Dabid 'Trejo, Heavin
Anderson, Shawn Blevins,
Brandon Middleton, Madon
Smith, Summer Turner,
Nathan Brean, Kacie Brown,
Sarah Pugh, Seven Sipe, Kelly
Ballard, Reina Carrillo,
Quinton Davis, Nathaniel
Thaxton.
Second grade: Kortnee
Bristow, Drew Carey, Kelsey
Cox, Sierra Lynn, Laren
Martin, Chevy Nichols,
Breanna Terry, Graham
Bruner, Dylan Combs, Koleby
Dean, Nathan Hunter, Thomas
Hutchison, Kalista Jackson,
Charles O'Neal, David Pringle,
Mackenlee Smith, Harlee
Willis.
Third grade:l- Kayla Alday,
Dalton Brazzell, April Lynn,
Ashley Lytle, Kenneth
*Markwalter, Brittany Peterson,
Kyle Potter, Madison Smith,
Hunter Young, Katherine
Alderman, Morgan Jones,
Autumn Lee, Destiny Morgan,
Johnny Sewell, Georgia Smith,
Tristin Williams.
Fourth grade: Machaelyn
Horton, Alyssa McCardle,
Jesse Mills, Justin Moore,


1 p.m.


Sawyer O'Bryan, Dustin Willis,
Jay Yon, Johnny Aaron,.Aubree
-Bay, Damon Maki.
Fifth grade: Cody Barfield,
Brendan Dew, Rebecca Gay,
Breanna Walker, Brooke
Boggs, Ryan Fielder, Claire
Price, Hannah Warner, Ashlyn
Barfield.
Sixth grade: Seth Alderman,
betty zeftiasn,' i
Griswold, Madison Rowe,
Brianna Yon.
Seventh grade: Christalyn
Castleberry, Aerial Folsom,
Albert Varnum, Trevor
Wriston.
Eighth grade: Katelynn
Ballard, Caleb Chew, Alicia
Griffin, Bryon Hall, Cortney
Harris, Angela Waldron,
Kimberly Wiltse.
Nineth grade: Sierra
Chason, Angel Dehn, Olivia
Edenfield, Ryan Edenfield,
Elizabeth Gratz, Jake Hall,
Tyler McCoy, Dawn
McCutcheon, Robyn Patterson,
Kala Sewell, Justin'
Whittington.
Tenth grade: Kevin Alday,
Kaylan Beauchamp, Albert
Blackburn, Emily Brooks,
Blake Chason, Ethan Ellis,
Cessna Folsom, Kamilya
Jackson, Stephen Lee, Marlo
Lewis, Jeremy Pate, Tammy
Shivers, Rebekah Wiltse.
Eleventh grade: Ethan
Byler, Kayla Eddie, Jacob
Edenfield, Cassidy Hitt,
Katrina Messer, Jessica Smith.
Twelfth grade: Daniel Alley,
Jesse Bates, Justin Branton,
Gary Chew, Josh McIntosh,
Crista Miller, Heather
Musgrpve, Tad Scott, Candy
Varnum, Meagan Waldroff,
Remington Walker.


BBB offering scholarship

to students in our region


Your Better Business
. Bureau of Northwest Florida
is currently accepting applica-
tions from students in Bay,
Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton,
and Washington county high
schools for its 2008 Student
Ethics Scholarship program.
The program offers nine
$1,000 scholarships to current
high school juniors and seniors
who plan to attend an accredit-
ed college in the United States
or Canada.
"The scholarship is designed
to reward students who person-
ify ethics and personal integri-
ty," said Norman Wright,
President and CEO of your
BBB. "Today's students are the
leaders of tomorrow, and the
ethics and integrity they forge
today will guide them as they


transition into the professional
world."
Local leaders from business
and academia will serve as
judges and award the scholar-
ships based on criteria including
leadership, community service,
academic achievement and an
essay response on building
character.
Award recipients will be
notified in April and awards will
be presented in conjunction
with the BBB Torch Awards for
Marketplace Ethics luncheons
this May.
To apply for the scholarship,
students should contact their
principal or guidance counselor,
or download an application at
www.nwfl.bbb.org/TorchAward.
Entries must be postmarked by
April 4, 2008.
For more information, con-
tact your BBB at (850) 429-
0002 or start with bbb.org.


will
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The agenda will include:
Plan and discuss the PTO BBQ
fundraiser that is scheduled for
March 1st, and Presentation on
FCAT Explorer and ThinkLink
Learning. In an effort to help
our children sti-engthen their
critical skills outlined in the
Sunshine State Standards, Sara
Kay Waldorff, Media
Specialist, will offer valuable
information about on-line tools
that are now available for our
children.
For more information, call
Paige White at 674-3365 or
643-6076.


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SPECIAL CITY

COUNCIL MEETING

The City Council, City of Blountstown, will
meet in a special session on, January 29,
2008 at 6:00 P.M. in the City Council Meeting
Room at 17262 NW Angle Street,
Blountstown, Florida.

The purpose of this meeting:

1. Landmark Committee
2. Investigation of Brewster Matter
3. Personnel Policy Review
4. Police Department Inspection Results

By: Marsha Harpool, Mayor
Attest: James A. Woods, City Manager


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The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 10


OBITUAIES


WILSON ABBOTT, JR.
Mr. Wilson Abbott, Jr., 76, of
Altha, passed away Monday,
January 14, 2008, in
Tallahassee.
Mr. Abbott was a native and
life-long resident of Calhoun
County and had worked in land
management for Travelers &
Georgia Timberlands for 40
years. He was a member of the
Abe Springs Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his son, Glenn Abbott.
Survivors include his wife,
Linda, of Altha; a son, Henry
Abbott, and his wife, Mary
Frances, of Red Oak; a daugh-
ter, Lisa Sargent, and her hus-
band, Don, of Blountstown; a
brother, Charlie J. Abbott, and
his wife, Madeline, of
Tallahassee; a sister, Frances
Genene Pitts, of Tallahassee;
and six grandchildren, Jessica
Page, Roger, Tiffany,
Stephanie, Jasmine and
Michael Abbott.
Funeral services were held
at 1:00 PM. Friday, January
18, from the Abe Springs
Baptist Church with Reverend
Allen Pitts officiating.
Interment followed in the
Bailey Cemetery in Clarksville.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.'
674-5449 or online at
www.adamsfh.com).

EFFIE LEE CLARK
Mrs. Effie Lee Clark, 93, of
Altha, Fla., passed away
Monday, January 14, 2008, at
the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
in Blountstown, Fla.
Mrs. Clark was born in
Dothan, Ala., and lived in
Calhoun County for most of her
life. She was a homemaker and
a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons,
Charlie L. Clark of the Alliance
Community and James Dewitt
Clark of Houston, TX; two
daughters, Noble L. Rabon of
Blountstown and Betty Deese
of Altha; 11 grandchildren, 20
great-grandchildren, 34 great,
great grandchildren and one
great, great, great grandchild.
Funeral services were held
Friday, January 18, at 2:00
p.m.. at the Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Tim
Gay officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in the Mt. Olive
Cemetery in Altha
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, ph. 850-674-
2266.

BARBARA ANITA BENTON
HATTAWAY
Barbara Anita Benton
Hattaway, 57, of Bristol, passed
away Sunday, January 20,
2008, in Panama City.
Mrs. Hattaway was born in
Tampa and had lived in Liberty
and Calhoun County since
1983. She was a retired secre-
tary and a member of Bristol
First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son,
John Hattaway, and his fianc6,
Megan' Caminiti, of Pensacola;
two daughters, Monica Tucker
and her husband, Charles
Wayne, and Juanita Elizabeth
Benton, all of Bristol; two
brothers, Bill Benton and his
wife, Christine, of Bristol, and
Robert Benton of Boise, Idaho;
three grandchildren, Sherry,
Jennifer and Karen Tucker. She,
was a loving sister and mother
and will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be held
at 2:00 p.m. EST Thursday,
January 24, from First Baptist
Church in Bristol with
Reverend Victor Walsh officiat-
ing. Interment will follow ird the
Pine Memorial Cemetery in
Blountstown. The family will
receive friends from 5:00 8:00
PM EST, tonight, Wednesday,
January 23, at the Adams
Funeral Home in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home in
Bristol is in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 643-5410 or
online at www.adamsfh.com).

ALICE ELLEN TEW
Mrs. Alice Ellen Tew, 73, of
Blountstown, FL, passed away
Thursday, January 17, 2008, at
the Bay Memorial Hospital in,
Panama City.
Mrs. Tew was born on
January 24, 1934, in Leesburg,,
GA, and had lived in Calhoun
County for most of her life.


Alice was owner and operator of
Moat's Grocery Store and
Service Station in Clarksville,
FL, for over 8 years. She also
worked as a seamstress. Mrs.
Tew was a member of the
Holiness faith.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Zella Lee Breeden, of
Blountstown; two sons, William
Edward (Eddie) Dalton and his
wife, Charlotte, of Blountstown,


and Grady Dalton, Jr. and his
wife, Samantha, of
Blountstown; one brother,
James Breeden, of Lakeland;
three sisters, Jessie Van Meter
of Winter Haven, Jewell Sparr
of Lakeland, and Jean Shepard
of Quincy; a grandson, Deputy
Eddie Dalton, who was raised
by his grandmother; ten grand-
children and 14 great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, January 20, at 2:00
p.m. at the Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown with Rev.
Michael Presley and Rev.
Shelton Kindig officiating.
Interment followed in the
Nettle Ridge Cemetery in
Blountstown.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, ph. 850-674-
2266.



A thought to

Remember
"Don't destroy
your ideals!
Don't tear
down your
dreams!"
These are
words of
Tim Adams advice that we
have all heard
throughout our
liv e s .
They are still excellent bits of
wisdom that could well be passed
on to our young people today. We
read of sit-in's, demonstrations,
walk-outs, and many other forms
of revolt and rebellion. "We fight
for our ideals," they say. It is a
noble thing to have ideals. But, if
in our haste to obtain our own
rights, we over-lap and take away
the rights of others, we can easily
be tearing down, rather than
building up.
We all have dreams and ideals,
and they were not easily obtained.
Usually when we destroy these
ideals and dreams, we end up
breaking our own hearts.
OUR THOUGHT TO
REMEMBER: Only your attitude
builds your dreams and ideals.
Only you can destroy them.


ADAMS

FUNERA L^OME
674-5449
S www.adamsfh.com
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Ladies Rally at

Word of Truth

Word of Truth and Pastor
Ron Baker will be hosting a
Ladies Rally on Saturday,
January 26, beginning at 1 PM.
(Central Time). Several
churches will be involved.
Theme for the Ladies' Rally Is:
"I WANT IT ALL BACK!"
If you're ready to take some
"stuff back," such as your
peace, your joy, your health,
your family, your strength, your
hopes, your dreams, or your
marriage, it's time to stand your
ground and demand, "Give me
my stuff back!"
Come expecting your mira-
cle! Since this is a Ladies-only
Rally, why not fill your car with
all your lady friends and plan a
day out together.
The rally will consist of a
special Signed Song by the
Joyful Hands Ministries Team
entitled, "I Want It All Back!"
Praise singing, skits, special
songs, and a power-packed
message by Rev. Steve
Grimsley will highlight the rally.
Sandra Baker, Ladies

i 'I 1 Xq & l .'


lRIBE T
1674-51


SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday SAhool 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 wwwdtapps.com/southside/
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon

Meaningful Bible Study.........................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship.............................. 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Interim Pastor Dr. David Coggins
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown

First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ



Blountstown United Methodist Church

Located on Hwy 20 directly across from
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


Ministries President for Section
II of the Florida District Ladies
Division, cordially invites you to
come and be part of this great
day of victory. Word of Truth is
located on South Street, which
is behind City Tire on Highway
20 West. For more information,
call the church office at 674-
4605.

Children's Home

Choir at Red Oak

The Lighthouse Children's
Home Choir of Tallahassee will
be visiting Red Oak Mennonite
Church, on Sunday, January
27th at 5:00 p.m. There will be.
singing and sharing of testi-
monies. Everyone is invited to
come to the service for a special
blessing.
The church is located at
19247 NW County Road 275,
Altha. For more information
call 674-8896.

Naomi & Segos

at Page Pond AG

Naomi and the Segos will be
singing at Page Pond Assembly
of God on Sunday, Jan. 27, in
the 5:30 p.m. service.
You can find more informa-
tion on the web at page-
pondag.org by clicking on calen-
dar of events or call 762-8406.
Everyone is invited. Don't miss
this chance to hear one of
gospel music's greats.


SUBCRBE ODAY


Family & Friends

Day at St. Paul

Family and Friends Day will
be held on Sunday, January
27th at St. Paul AME Church,
Blountstown. The Rev.
Michael E. Reese of
Birmingham, will be the guest
speaker.
Rev. Reese is currently a
professor of preaching and


Favoritism
Galatians 2:12-13
There was a person who
became one of the greatest
leaders in his country. He was
highly regarded and widely
influential and was touched by
reading the Gospels, coming to
believe that Christianity alone
could answer the terrible prob-
lems of division in his land.
One Sunday he decided to go
to a nearby church and attend
the services. He had made up
his mind to ask the minister for
help in finding Christ. But the
ushers refused to give him a
seat and suggested that he wor-
ship with his own people. This
man's name was Mohandas
Gandhi. He later reflected in
his autobiography: "If
Christians have caste differ-
ences also, I might as well


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Sytematic Theology at the
Birmingham Theological
Seminary in Birmingham. Rev.
Reese is the pastor of the New
Zion Baptist Church in
Beesemer, Ala. He has trav-
eled the country extensively
preaching the gospel of Jesus
Christ.
Dinner will be served follow-
ing the service. Pastor David
Rhone, Sr. cordially invites you
to join in the fellowship on
Sunday.


remain a Hindu.".
Favoritism is an ugly and
often tolerated quality. Think
about it, how many Christians
act hypocritically when they
quote John 3:16, or tell ethnic
jokes to belittle the cultural her-
itage of others? Even the saved
and sanctified can fall victim to
this kind of negative compari-
son.
Peter is a pretty good exam-
ple. One day he ate with
Gentiles, yet later on he refused
because certain "religious" folk
came from the City of
Jerusalem. It appears he was
worried about what they might
think if he followed his convic-
tions.
God's love extends to the
whole world without excep-
tions. If we are His children,
then ours will as well.


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MENDED QUARTET

from Panama City


IN CONCERT



Gateway Baptist Church

Blountstown, FL



Sunday, January 27th


L


6:00 P.M. C.S.T.


Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-5725

Pastor: Rev. Ddve 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


SBlountstown First

Assembly of God Church

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

in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041


SDeadline Monday Noon
Email news@thecountyrecord.net


Arrow of Truth

by Rev. R. W Waterman


* MONUMENTS SLABS
*MARKERS
* CEMETERY ENGRAVING
850-674844


Family


Dentistry


DENTURE
LAB ON PREMISES
Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines


Laban Bontrager, DMD


Family Dentistry

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


For Information on Placing Your Church


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The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 11


Tommy and Ruth (Prough) McClellan were all decked out
for the BHS prom. Former students and friends of BHS are
invited to attend the BHS alumni prom set for Feb. 23

Proceeds to benefit log cabin restoration


BHS Alumni prom



to be held Feb. 23


Break out your dancin'
shoes and get ready to step
back in time to the day when
the prom was the main event
in your life and finding the
perfect dress... not to men-
tion date...was what it was
all about!
In honor of Blountstown
High School's 100th birth-
day, Blountstown Main
Street is throwing an alumni
prom bash to top them all.
The event is set for
Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7
p.m. until at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center.
Feel like dressing up?
Throw on your favorite for-
mal (from now or any time
period). If you'd prefer to
dress down, wear whatever
makes you comfortable.
Casual dress is fine. Just be
there!


And if you're not a former
BHS student or graduate,
but would like to join us, you
are welcome to attend.
A buffet of heavy hors
d'oevres will be served and
there will be live music. In
addition, a cash bar (wine
and beer only) will be avail-
able. All proceeds will bene-
fit the restoration of the old
log cabin that was located for
decades at BHS and has now
found a home at the Pioneer
Settlement.
Tickets are $20 each and
available for purchase at
Merle Norman and
Blountstown Drugs on West
Central Avenue, as well as
Golden Pharmacy on North
Main Street in Blountstown.
You must be 21 or order to
attend. For more details, call
899-0500.


Around 200 Peacocks







father in Blountstown


The Panhandle of, Florida
was the setting for the 25th
Annual Peacock Family
Association of the South
Reunion on Saturday, July 14,
2007 in Blountstown. An esti-
mated 200 Peacocks and their
kin gathered in the Frink Gym
in the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement for the luncheon
and program. This was the first
time the PFAS Reunion had
been held in Northwest Florida.
Each of the attendees received
a name tag detailing their
Peacock linage, a reunion tradi-
tion for the past 25 years.
PFAS Past President and
Treasurer, Dr. Hugh A. Peacock
of M1ilton, called the Luncheon-
Meeting to order. Jeffery
Peacock of Panama City
opened the meeting with a
beautiful rendition of "The Star
Spangled Banner" on his saxo-
phone. President James Aldred
Peacock of Sevierville,
Tennessee chaired the meeting
and recognized all 10 states that
were represented. Before the
meal, Darryl Taylor brought
greetings from the Florida
Panhandle and introduced Dr.
Andrew Boggs Ramsey, Sr. who
offered the'blessing of the food
in the Creek language as Chief
Thskie Mahaya Hajo.
Following the luncheon,
Charles Franklin Peacock, 92,
of Panama City, was presented
a gift for being the oldest rela-
tive present. A gift was also
given to John J. Pierce from
Ramsey, New Jersey, for travel-
ing the greatest distance to
attend the reunion. Mary Lou
Taylor, PFAS Secretary, read
the minutes from the 2006
Reunion that was held in
Winston-Salem, North
Carolina.
Nadine Standland and
Susan Tatum presented a
Power Point Program entitled
"A Glimpse Back In Time at
the Peacocks of North Florida":
Samuel Peacock I, was born in
Surry County, Virginia in 1668.
Two of his sons, Samuel
Peacock II and John Peacock's
descendants, began the trek


Purple Martin workshop Legal Notice


FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
will be held February 6IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FL JUVENILE DIVISION


No birds are more universal-
ly loved than the Purple
Martin. Their deep purple
color and cheerful gurgling calls
as they circle overhead, lend a
delightful sight and sound to
any backyard.
The Jackson County Master
Gardeners are once again hav-
ing a Purple Martin Workshop
to provide you with information
about these avian friends and
hopefully, help you become one
of a growing number of Martin
Landlords.
The class will be held at the
Jackson County Agriculture
Center, 2741 Penn Ave in
Marianna in Conference Room
"B", Wednesday, February 6th.
Registration is from 10:00 to
10:30 AM with the program
starting at 10:30 sharp and run-
ning until 1:30 PM.
Due to popular request, this
time they will be adding a
hands-on experience in creat-
ing a Martin house from a local-
ly grown "birdhouse" gourd.
The instructor will be
Veteran Master Gardener, Judy
Shelton. Judy is a 9 year + vet-
eran with the Calhoun County
Master Gardener Association
and successful Purple Martin


Landlord. She will not only
introduce you to the life and
nesting habits of these interest-
ing birds, but entertain you at
the same time.
There is a $15 charge for the
class which includes education-
. al materials, a light lunch and
all the supplies needed to make
your own gourd birdhouse.
Additional gourds will be avail-
able for sale. RSVP the
Extension Office at 482-9620
by Feb. 5th so we will know
how much lunch to provide.


Hospice carpool

being organized

to hear Ira Byock

Emerald Coast Hospice
Volunteers/Staff interested in
carpooling to the Ira Byock
presentation titled "What
Matters Most In Life" at
Tallahassee Community
College on Monday, January 28
meet at the Emerald Coast
Hospice offices on Wynn Street,
ready to leave, no later than
4:15 pm central time. Call
Candace at 850-526-3577 for
more information.


CASE NO.: 2000-096-DP
IN THE INTEREST OF:
L. T. and M.S. a/k/a M.T.
D.O.B. 12/8/96
D.O.B. 02/17/01
MINOR CHILDREN
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
L.T. 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 ASTOTHIS 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: P08-04
IN RE: HUBERT MILFORD STONE, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
THE ESTATE:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of
the Estate of HUBERT MILFORD STONE, JR.,
File Number PR08-04, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Calhoun County, Florida, Probate
Division, 20859 Central Ave., Blountstown, FL
*32424, the address of which Is the Calhoun


The Florida planning committee members for the Peacock reunion included (from left) Mary Lou
Taylor, Nadine Standland, Barbara Peacock and Eugene Peacock.


from North Carolina in the late
1790's. Samuel II's son,
Abraham, left North Carolina
and migrated to Barnwell
County, South Carolina. Then
his son, Samuel Peacock, con-
tinued the migration into the
area of Washington County,
Georgia.
Approximately 150 of the
attendees from the Panhandle
of Florida, south Alabama and
south Georgia were descen-
dants of Samuel and Elizabeth
Futch Peacock. Their sons
William, Timothy and John
came into the Florida Territory
as early as 1823.
In 1825, William and
Martha Patterson Peacock
were 2 of 19 new settlers who
migrated into Jackson County
and were the founders of what
now is known as First Baptist
Church of Campbellton. Also,
John Peacock's son, Simon
Peacock, began the same trek
south. His great-great grand-
son, John Raiford Peacock
served as Clerk of the Court in
Calhoun County, Florida. He
then moved to Sarasota and
served as Clerk of the Court of
Sarasota County. Later he-was.
elected to represent Sarasota


County in the Florida
Legislature. His descendants
were well represented at the
reunion.
At the close of the meeting,
everyone was able to tour the
Pioneer Settlement. Also,
Stanley Peacock portrayed his
great grandfather, James
Kinson Peacock, in his role as a
Confederate Solider. He had set
up a tent for attendees to tour.


The event was hosted by Mary
Lou Taylor of Blountstown,
Nadine Standland of Marianna
and Marie Prescott of Marietta,
GA. The 2008 reunion will be
held in Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee. The 2009 event is
planned in Pavo (meaning
"Peacock" in French), Georgia,
which is near Thomasville
where the first PFAS Reunion
was held in 1984.


Pictured is Tammy Taylor Hildebrarndt with her great uncle,
Charles, Franklin Peacock, the oldest in attendance at'age 92pand
his daughter, Charlotte Peacock Davis.


County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida. The STEPS at the CALHOUN County Courthouse
Personal Representative of the Estate is CAR- located at 20859 SE CENTRAL AVENUE EAST
.MEN R. STONE. The name and address of the in BLOUNTSTOWN, at 11:00 a.m. CST on the
Personal Representative's attorney are set forth 14th day of February, 2008 the following
below, described property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:


All persons having claims or demands against
the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the
Clerk of the above Court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have. Each claim
must be in writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the creditor
or his agent or'attorney and the amount the claim
is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the
uncertainty shall be state. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mall one
copy to the Personal Representative. All persons
interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are
required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity of the decedent's Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, or
the venue or jurisdiction'of the Court.
DATED this 17TH day of January, 2008.
CARMEN R. STONE
8879 NW Tin Lakes Lane
Clarksville, Florida 32430
J. DAVID HOUSE
16865 S.E. RIVER STREET
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
(850) 674-5481
FLORIDA BAR 4282359
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP.
January 23, 30, 2008

Legal Notice.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.:2007-229-CA
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST
1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE5
PLAINTIFFS,
-vs-
-Va-

CYNTHIA REGISTER A/K/A CYNTHIA J. REG-
ISTER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CYNTHIA
REGISTER A/K/A CYNTHIA J. REGISTER, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID'
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSIONS,
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 16, 2008 entered In Civil Case No.2007-
229-CA of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for CALHOUN County,
BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at ON THE FRONT


LOTS 6 AND 8, BLOCK F, SOUTHSIDE SUBDI-
VISION OF THE CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 60, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CALHOUN COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 17th day of January, 2008.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
January 23, 30, 2008

Legal Notice
WEATHERIZATION BIDS
The Board of County Commissioners will
accept sealed bids on behalf of its
Weatherization Assistance Program until 12:30
p.m. local time on Tuesday, February 5, 2008..
Bids may be delivered to the Clerk's Office in the
Calhoun County Courthouse,20859 Central Ave.,
E, Blountstown, Florida 32424. Bids must arrive
before deadline. Bids will be opened on Tuesday,
February 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. or as soon after-
wards as practical in the County Commission
Board room, 20816 Central Ave. E, In
Blountstown, Florida. Bids must be sealed in an
envelope marked SEALEDQ BID FOR WEATH-
ERIZATION" and identified by the name of the
firm, and the date and time of the bid opening.
. For contractors interested in the weatherizing of
houses and mobile homes. Specifications inay
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 23, 30, 2008

Legal Notice

PUBLIC AUCTION
Mallory Towing and Recovery will hold a public
auction on January 31, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. (CT) on
a:
1989 Toyota, 4 Door, White In Color
VIn# 4T1SV24E5KU050685
Auction will be held at Mallory Towing and
Recovery, Inc. at 18329 North Main Street, Hwy.
71 North in Blountstown. 850-674-2869.
Mallory Towing and Recovery reserves the right


to reject any and all bids.
JANUARY 23, 2008

Legal Notice
PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CALHOUN COUN-
TY CANVASSING BOARD AND CANVASS-
ING OF THE ABSENTEE AND PROVISIONAL
BALLOTS FOR THE JANUARY 29, 2008
PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
ELECTION
The Calhoun County Canvassing Board will
meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, to
canvass absentee and provisional ballots for the
January 29, 2008 Presidential Preference
Primary Election. This meeting is open to the
public and will be held in the Calhoun County
Supervisor of Elections Office in the Calhojn
County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Room G-10, Blountstown, Florida.
Sealed absentee ballots for the Presidential
Preference Primary Election received prior to 4
p.m. on January 29, 2008 will be available for
public inspection in the Supervisor of Elections
Office from 4 p.m. until the Canvassing Board
convenes at 5 p.m. Immediately afterward, those
absentee ballots will be opened and processed,
but not tabulated. Tabulation of all absentee bal-
lots will not begin until after 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
January 29, 2008. Any ballots received between
4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2008,
will be available for public inspection until
opened. Those wishing to inspect absentee bal-
lots received during that time period must be
present. Shortly after receipt, those ballots will be
opened and processed, but not tabulated.
Pursuant to Section 101.68(2)(c)2, Florida
Statutes, if any elector or candidate present
believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a
defect apparent on the voter's certificate, he or
she may, at any time before the ballot is removed
from the envelope, file with the Canvassing Board
a protest against the canvass of that ballot, spec-
ifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he
or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A chal-
lenge based upon a defect in the voter's certifi-
cate may not be accepted after the ballot has
been removed from the mailing envelope.
The Calhoun County Canvassing. Board will
reconvene at 7 p.m. on January 29, 2008 to can-
vass precinct returns and provisional ballots. It
may become necessary for the Calhoun County
Canvassing Board to reconvene after January
29, 2008. If so, the time and date will be posted
at the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections
Office and announced at the conclusion of the
January 29, 2008 meeting.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of
Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings are open
to the public.
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.
Margie C. Laramore
Supervisor of Elections
Calhoun County, Florida


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Farmers and ranchers reminded to...






Respond to agriculture census


BY JUDY LUDLOW
Extension Director

THE 2007 CENSUS OF
AGRICULTURE IS HERE!
Adapted from the USDA,
National Agricultural
Statistical Service

Florida's farmers and ranch-
ers have the opportunity to
make their voices heard and
help shape the future of agricul-
ture for years to come. That
opportunity has arrived in mail-
boxes in the form of the 2007
Census of Agriculture.
Conducted every five years by
the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, the Census is a
complete count of the nation's
farms and ranches and the peo-
ple who operate them. The
Census looks at land use and
ownership, operator character-
istics, production practices,
income and expenditures and
other topics. It provides the
only source of uniform, compre-
hensive agricultural data for
every county in the nation.
"The Census of Agriculture
provides information that is not
available anywhere else infor-
mation that benefits agricultur-
al producers and their comnmu-
nities in myriad ways," said
Charles Bronson, Florida's
Commissioner of Agriculture.
The 2007 Census of
Agriculture is your chance to


share your voice. Your response
provides vital information that
impacts decisions about com-
munity development, funding
availability, farm policy and
other key issues. By actively
participating in the Census, you
join with other voices to make
positive changes. Look for the
Census in your mailbox in early
January 2008. Complete and
return it by February 4, 2008.
Remember, when you lend your
voice, you help ensure a better
future for your operation, your
family and your community. For
America's farmers and ranch-
ers, the Census of Agriculture is
their voice, their future and
their responsibility.

How Is The Census
Conducted?
Report forms for the 2007
Census of Agriculture will be
mailed to farm and ranch oper-
ators on December 28, 2007 to
collect data for the 2007 calen-
dar year. Completed forms are
due by February 4, 2008.
Producers can return their
forms by mail, or, for the first
time, they have the option of
filling out the Census online via
a secure web site (www.agcen-
sus.usda.gov).

Must I Respond To The
Census?
Yes. United States law (Title
7, U.S. Code) requires all those


who receive a Census report
form to respond even if they did
not operate a farm or ranch in
2007.

Why Is The Census Of
Agriculture Important?
The Census provides the
only source of uniform, compre-
hensive agricultural data for
every county in the nation.
Through the Census, producers
can show the nation the value
and importance of agriculture
and they can help influence
decisions that will shape the
future of American agriculture
for years to come. By respond-
ing to the Census, producers are
helping themselves, their com-
munities and all of U.S. agricul-
ture.


taxation, investigation, or regu-
lation. The privacy of individual
Census records is also protected
from disclosure through the
Freedom of Information Act.

What If I Only Have A
Small Operation Or Do
Not Participate In
Government Farm
Programs?
The Census of Agricu4ture is
the. responsibility of everyy
farmer and rancher, regardless
of the size or type of operation.
For Census purposes, a farm is
any place from which $1,000 or
more of agricultural products
were produced and sold, or nor-
mally would have been sold,
during the Census year.


voice!

YOUR VOICE:
By participating in the 2007
Census, producers can help
show the nation the value and
importance of U.S. agriculture.
This is an opportunity for every
producer to show how agricul-
ture contributes to America by
providing food, fuel and fiber.
Each producer has the power to
influence key decisions that will
shape the direction of American
agriculture for years to come,
including: transportation and
marketing locations, farm serv-
ices, production practices and
new technologies, and policy
decisions.

YOUR FUTURE.
By responding to the
Census, every producer can
have a positive impact on the
future of their own operation
and their entire community.
The Census provides valuable
information used for: communi-
tu nl ina fnr ci in


What Can I Expect? > y "i"ing, ldm111 uccUn
planning, store/company loca-
Will My Information Be By participating in the 2007 tions, availability of operational
Kept Confidential? Census of Agriculture, produc- loans and other funding, loca-
Absolutely. Respondents are ers can expect in return sum- tion and staffing of USDA serv-
guaranteed by law (Title 7, mary reports in both print and
U.S. Code) that their individual electronic formats once Census ice centers, and federal budget
information will be kept confi- data is compiled, information support for agriculture.
dential. NASS uses the infor- that's a valuable planning tool YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
mation only for statistical pur- for their communities and their Everyone's response to the
poses and publishes data only in individual operations, complete Census makes a difference! To
tabulated totals. The report confidentiality of individuals providing the best
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tools and reports, we need accu-
rate information from all farm-
ers and ranchers no matter
how large or small their opera-
tions are. This information is
used to make a positive differ-
ence in local communities.
Additionally, responses are
required and protected by law.
For more information, call
the Extension Office at 674-
8323 or visit
www.agcensus.usda.gov

UPCOMING EXTENSION
EVENTS:
FISH POND MANAGE-
MENT SHORT COURSE,
Beginning Monday February 4,
2008, 3 monthly sessions,
broadcast live. in 13 locations
including the Calhoun County
Extension Office, 6-8 pm via
internet video-conference.
Registration is $40 before
January 28, $50 if paid the
night of first session.
Registrants will receive a course
notebook of fact sheets on Pond
Management. Please call the
Extension office at 674-8323
for more information.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA
BEEF CONFERENCE &
TRADE SHOW, February 7,
2008, 8:00 am Trade Show
starts, 9:00 am Program starts
at the Agriculture Conference

See EXTENSION, page 14








The County Record, JANUARY 23, 2008, Page 13

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, Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net


CARS & TRUCKS


1970 Volkswagen, antique, restored,
$1400. Call 674-4011, leave mes-
sage.
2004 Ford F150 Super Crew (sil-
ver) with black leather interior. 51 K
miles, excellent condition. $22,500;
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT (sil-
ver), 1-owner, On-Star, integrated
phone, cruise, towing pkg., brand
new tires, 96K hwy. miles, excellent
condition, $11,800. Call 643-4362.

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

Apartment for rent. Good down-
town location. Call David at 674-
1000 or 674-1706.
Store for rent. Busy downtown
location. Call David at 674-1000 or
674-1706.
2 bedroom mobile home, nice
location near school. in Bristol. Call
643-7569.

2 bedroom, 1 bath home for rent
on Emmett's Loop in Blountstown.
$500, security deposit plus $500 a
month rent; which includes rent,
electricity, water and garbage. No
pets! Call 674-3918 after 5 p.m.

PARTHENON
HEALTHCARE OF
BLOUNTSTOWN
Is currently seeking a
Retention/Recruiting
Coordinator

Applicants must possess the
following requirements:

*HR Experience
Creativity
SFlexibility
Interpersonal Skills
-Computer Literate

Parthenon Healthcare of
Blountstown offers:
*Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance
S *Great Pay
Direct Deposit

If you possess all of these
requirements and would like to
join our team
You can apply via email:
btreten@gtcom.net;
fax: 850-674-9384


PARTHENON
HEALTHCARE OF
BLOUNTSTOWN
is currently seeking individuals
who are team players,
enthusiastic, and well organized
for the following positions.
Nurse
RN STAFF DEVELOPER
RN House Supervisor
7:00 pm 7:00 am
LPN/RN
7:00 am 7:00 pm
7:00 pm 7:00 am
C.N.A.
3:00 pm-11:00 pm
Parthenon Healthcare of
Blountstown
offers:
*Great Pay
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Benefits
Direct Deposit
*We are a safe Minimal Lifting
Environment
If you possess all of these
requirements and would like
to join our team,
You can apply via email:
btreten@gtcom.net;
fax: 850-674-9384;
phone: 850-674-5464
or apply in person
17884 NE Crozier Street,
Blountstown

PARTHENON
HEALTHCARE OF"
BLOUNTSTOWN

Is currently seeking a
Director of Nursing with
long term care experience

Parthenon Healthcare of
Blountstown is seeking an
individual who is a team player,
enthusiastic, and well organized.

Parthenon Healthcare of
Blountstown offers:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Insurance
Great Pay
Direct Deposit
*We are a safe Minimal
Lifting Environment

If you possess all of these
requirements and would like to
join our team
You can apply via email:
btreten@gtcom.net; fax: 850-
674-9384; phone: 850-674-5464
or apply in person 17884 NE
Crozier Street, Blountstown


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IN HOME TELEPHONE
REPAIR SERVICE
CALL


PORTER

REPLACE OLD LINES
INSTALL NEW JACKS
RUN CAT 5 WIRE

r74-4889


JUBILEE
BUILDERS
Affordable homes built on your land.
Call for Current Promotions (334) 678-8401
jubileebuilders.com
6885 US Hwy 231 South Dothan, Alabama 36301


FOR SALE
BED $140 2 pc Queen P/T mattress
set. New in plastic with warranty.
Can deliver. 850-222-9879.

BDRM 5 pc cherry set. Brand new
in boxes $499. Can deliver 850-425-
8374.

Dining Set, Solid Wood Pub Table,
4 Stools, Brand New. $249. 850-
545-7112.

,Sofa, loveseat, & chair. New micro
fiber, stain resistant, family friendly.
$600, must move, delivery available.
850-222-7783.

Tempurpedic-style NASA Memory
Foam mattress set new in plastic
w/warranty. List Value $1200.
Sacrifice $399. 850-222-9879.

2003 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel
travel trailer, 27-1/2 ft. long with 12
ft. slideout. $13,000 080. Call
762-8168.

9N Ford tractor, good tires,
$1400. Call 674-4011, leave mes-


sage.

2-1/2 ton central heat and air
conditioner, need defrost relay
switch, $400. Call 674-8378, leave
message.

Office desk, $50. Call 643-4362.

Attn: History Buffs and
Collectors National Geographic
magazines (1978 1993). Some in
bound cases indexed through 1984.
Best offer 674-5399.

Electric stove, $140.; king side mat-
tress and box spring, $80; boy's
bassinet, $40. Call 674-3264.

Bush Hog brand bush hog.
Bought new; 60" Model No. 285.
used less than 10 hours; $1,200.
(850) 893-1230 or (850) 509-5557.

FREE PETS
Free puppies, 7 weeks old with
free bag of starter food. Call 674-
2608.
Free to a good home: 5 month old
shepherd/lab mix, fun, bouncy, play-


IOR RE T

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

utton Creek Apartment
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity


HAND-PICKED QUALITY



BEST DEAL IN THE TRISTATE AREA



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Bus: (850) 526-5254* Res: (850) 762-3679

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ful puppy that needs a good home.
PLEASE someone call 674-4290.

Free puppy, 1/2 lab, 1/2
Weimaraner, blue w/blue eyes,
female, 5 months old. Very gentle,
great with kids. Call 272-7360 or
272-8982.

JOB OPPORTUNITY
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED. No
CDL? No Problem! $900 weekly
Home weekends with TMC.
Company endorsed CDL Training. 1-
866-280-5309.
A Terrific Opportunity!
Liberty National Life Insurance
Company
$100,000+ Earning Potential,
Benefits,
Pension, 401 K, BCBS Insurance
Call 1-800-257-5500

HELP WANTED
Family seeking part-time caregiver
for bedridden woman in home. Must
have references. Call 674-5981.

HOMES FOR SALE
New 1380 sq. ft. home for sale. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, large living/dining
area, near hospital and doctor's
office on Finley Ave. $120,000. Call
674-4118, 447-0951, 482-1634 or
674-5811.

New 1200 sq. ft. home for sale. 3
bedroom, 2 bath home in
Blountstown. Appliance package,
tile and laminet flooring. $99,900.
Call 762-8185.,

LOST & FOUND
FOUND Dachshund on Hwy. 274
in Altha, about one mile from caution
light. Call to ID. 850-272-7360 or
850-272-8982.

FOUND Old Basset Hound, found
on Leonard Varnum Road. Call to
identify, 643-2516.

MOBILE HOMES
1996 Jacobson Doublewide mobile
home, 28 x 60, CH/A, 4 bedroom, 2


M&W Self Storage

RENTALS
7 Days A Week Service
5x10...$20 Per Month
10x10...$35 Per Month
10x20...$70 Per Month
10x25...$90 Per Month
** NO DEPOSIT***
CALL 762-8807 OR 762-9555
OR 762-8597


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bath with study, appliances and 2
porches included. Excellent condi-
tion. Must be moved. $30,000. Call
762-9333.

REAL ESTATE
Vacant land, 8 acres, in Kinard on
Highway 73. Has new septic tank,
well with pump in storage building,
electric pole and security light. The
property is partially cleared and
ready to build on. Property cannot
be divided. $79,000 OBO. Call 850-
227-5380.

SERVICES
ALLEN McCLELLAN
-HANDY MAN
-CARPENTRY -REPAIRS
-PAINTING OR JUST NAME IT!
850-762-8498 INSURED

IN HOME CAREGIVER FOR
ELDERLY 24 hour home care serv-
ice, day or night shift. References
available. Over 20 years experience.
Call 674-8415.


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for "Locks of Love"
Robyn Parrish-Hill, a special education teacher at
Blountstown Elementary School, recently had her hair
cut to help a worthy cause. Robyn had April Stone of
Headz Up and Nailz for You cut off nearly a foot of hair
to donate to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organi-
zation that provides hairpieces to financially disadvan-
taged children under age 18 suffering from long-term
medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Donated hair is used to create the highest quality hair
prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love
have lost their hair due to a medical condition called
alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure.
If you'd like to donate, go to www.locksoflove.org for
all the details.


Election Tuesday cont'd-


the polls.
Tabulation of local ballots
may take slightly longer on
election night, but Laramore
says it will save the taxpayers a
great deal of money in a small
election. In order to receive the
votes electronically, a phone
line must be connected at each
precinct. This is typically done
in larger elections, such as the


one coming up in the fall. For
the presidential preference pri-
mary, poll workers will simply
deliver the machines to the
elections office and results will
be uploaded at that time. They
will be delivered in a speedy
manner, allowing for driving
time- from the precinct to the
elections office.
Be sure to cast your ballot!


Extension News cont'd


Center behind the Jackson
County Extension Office.
Program concludes with a steak
lunch at 12:30 pm.
This year the focus of the
Conference will be on Drought
Management. Four major top-
ics of discussion will be present-
ed at the Conference. Dennis
Hancock, University of Georgia
Forage Specialist, will discuss
Pasture Management during
long term drought to help pro-
ducers adjust their stocking
rate, use optimal grazing tech-
niques, make wise use of fertil-
ization, and emergency forage
crops. Curt, Lacey, University
of Georgia Livestock
Economist, will focus on
Drought Economics. Producers
may be forced to make a num-
ber of difficult choices with ris-
ing input costs, and reduced
income due to herd liquidation.
Dr. Lacey will provide some
suggestions on herd reduction,
as well as some marketing
strategies and the tax laws that
provide protection of this
income. The third speaker will
be Darrell Rankin, who will dis-

Bowden book
at Raiford, and, failing, helping
a grieving mother have the
corpse transported back home
for burial in what becomes ill-
fated journey requiring Warren
to ask the governor to pardon a
jailed truck driver.
In "When You Reach
September," Bowden profiles
the tragic life of Chaffa Gregory
and her husband John Grace
and the history of the Jason
Gregory House, built originally
at Ochessee Landing and now a
preserved landmark in Torreya
State Park. "Six Bushels of
Corn" is a fictional story based
on a Calhoun County farm
woman sentenced to death for


cuss Drought Feeding with
Limited Hay. Depending on
the rainfall that 2008 brings,
tattlemen may need to provide
additional nutrition to keep
their herd productive. Dr.
Ranking will offer advice on
how to stretch your forage sup-
ply and keep your herd produc-
tive with off farm purchased
feeds. The final topic will be
focused on Drought Toxicities.
Doug Mayo, Jackson County
Extension Agent, will discuss
how crops like corn, sorghum,
and millet can become toxic
during drought conditions.
Mayo will also discuss toxic
plants to be aware of as forage
supplies become low.
The Beef Conference also
features a trade show of'busi-
ness representatives that offer
goods and services to cattle pro-
ducers in the region. Time will
be provided to visit with these
representatives to learn about
new products and suggestions
they have for beef cattle opera-
tions. For more information on
the Beef Conference, contact
Doug Mayo 850-482-9620.

signing
three shotgun deaths in her
farm cabin in 1910. Her son
remembers this mother convict-
ed in two trials, one for life
imprisonment,, the second for
death, both reversed by the
Florida Supreme Court.
"I'm always returning to my
roots for strong tales for unusu-
al characters that should be
preserved," Bowden says. "I'm
working on another story collec-
tion, titled 'Chipola Moon
Rising," with six interlated
novettes concerning memorable
characters from Ring Jaw and
Estiffanulga, the fictional towns
in Chipola Country during the
1930s, '40s and '50s."


Letter to the Editor cont'd-


of Bay County. I viewed a PBS
special on the life of William
Shakespeare which showed the
boys school he attended in
England in the 1600's, which
turned out the leaders of
England. That same plain
school, plain classroom and
plain desks are still turning out
the leaders of England today,
Our children need good
learning; not shiny new desks.
And they need proper nourish-


ment; a child cannot learn if
they go to school hungry
because of cuts to their family's
food budget caused by greedy
school districts. Save our chil-
dren's health vote NO!!! to the
1/2 cent school sales surtax ref-
erendum on the January 29,
2008 ballot.
Joan Harriman,
Member of Concerned
Calhoun Co. Taxpayers


Chipola Healthy Start offers



advice to pregnant women


Chipola Healthy Start
Coalition is joining the National
Birth Defects Prevention
Network (Network) to share
the message that a mother's
health before, during and after
pregnancy is an important foun-
dation to having a healthy baby
who grows up 'healthy.
"Preventing Infections in
Pregnancy" is the theme of
National Birth Defects
Prevention Month this January,
2008.
Good health habits for
everyone include knowing your
family history and genetic risks,
seeing a doctor, taking care to
not expose yourself to diseases
and managing health problems.
For women, these habits should
also include taking a multivita-
min with 400 mcg of folic acid
daily starting before she gets


pregnant.
"We are excited to be part of
this national awareness cam-
paign. We hope to reach
women, their families and
health care providers in our
communities with this impor-
tant message," said Executive
Director, Janet Spink.
"Women who are pregnant
or planning to get pregnant
need to be especially careful,"
said Katrice Davis, Community
Liaison. "Good habits to avoid
infection include frequent hand
washing, careful handling of
raw meats, staying away from
dirty cat litter, and not handling
pet rodents or their bedding.
Women should also talk with
their doctor about testing for
infections like group B~ strep
and Hepatitis B. The Network
is working with doctors and


other health care providers
around the country to encour-
age more education for women
about infections that can harm
a baby before it is born. There
are more than 60 million
women of childbearing age in
the United States. They need
to hear this message."
The Network has over 250
members from all states,
Washington, DC and Puerto
Rico. It collects and exchanges
information about birth defects
and their prevention, encour-
ages research and provides
technical support to state and
local birth defects monitoring
.programs. To learn more about
the Network and Birth Defects
Prevention Month, please visit
www.nbdpn.org. Chipola
Healthy Start is a member of
the Network and works to


reduce the occurrence of low
birth weight births and infant
mortality.
Chipola Healthy Start and
your local Care Coordinators
are participating in National
Birth Defects Prevention
Month with presentations and
distribution of information to
women and their health care
providers inCalhoun, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty and
Washington Counties.
To learn more, please con-
tact Chipola Healthy Start at 1-
866-591-2852 or kedavis@
chipolahealthystart.org.

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