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BY KELLI PEACOCK
Another candidate has
stepped forward to seek
office in the 2008 election.
Local real estate broker
Danny Ryals has
announced plans to seek the
district 1 seat on the
Calhoun County School
Board. The post is current-
ly held by Grant Williams
who has not yet announced
whether he will seek re-
election for another term.
In other election news,
voters headed to the polls
Tuesday to choose their
presidential preference, as
well as decide on.property
tax, revisions and a local
school tax. Results can be
found on The County
Record's website at
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Ambulance service shut down
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor '
Emergystat in Calhoun County
came to a screeching halt at
12:01 a.m. last Wednesday.
According to Clerk of Court
Ruth Attaway, she received a
call on her way home from
work Tuesday afternoon advis-
ing her of the situation. She
contacted Emergystat head-
quarters and learned their lia-
bility insurance would expire at
midnight, forcing them to cease
operations. "They hoped they
would be able to get it by noon
that day, but it didn't happen,"
Attaway and commissioners
immediately took action to
insure local residents didn't
have a lapse in service. "I
talked to Liberty County EMS
and they agreed to take the
south end of our county and
Commisioner Dan Wyrick
talked to Jackson County and
they agreed to take the north
end," she reports.,
Phillip Hill of Blountstown,
who heads the Gadsden
County EMS, sent a staffed
ambulance over the following
day to handle calls until a per-
pitch in to keep
a proposal together
to operate EMS.
manent solution could be
worked out. The county's three
ambulances Emergystat was
using have all been secured.
Attaway says the County
Commission recently received
a letter from Emergystat offi-
cials advising they would be
increasing their annual fee to
the county from $155,000 to
$275,000. Two weeks ago,
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital rep-
resentatives approached the
County Commission about tak-
ing over the ambulance service
and said they could manage
the EMS for $250,000. They
have put together a proposal
and were scheduled to present
it to the Commission at a spe-
cial meeting Tuesday after-
"Our intentions are to
develop a service that will be of
the highest quality that will
Tad Scott, Amanda Harper
crowned Mr. and Miss AHS
It was a Wildcat style celebration in Altha
last week as homecoming festivities were'
held. One of the highlights of the week was
the crowning of the homecoming queen and
king, Amanda Harper and Tad Scott,.pictured
at right. Following coronation Tuesday night, a
talent show was held. The fun continued
throughout the week with a parade down Main
Street on Friday afternoon, followed by a pep
rally. The big game was Friday night with the
Wildcats edging the Blountstown Tigers by
one point. The old timers took to the court
Saturday night for an alumni game. For more
scenes from coronation and the parade, turn
to page 2. Game highlights can be found on
Ethanol plant proposed in Liberty
BY KELLI PEACOCK
Liberty Industries, a company owned by Samuel Hatcher of
Bristol, has been awarded a $4 millon grant to build an ethanol
plant in Liberty County.
Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced the grant award last week, along with 11
others selected. According to a press release from the
Commissioner's office, the 12 entities chosen were among 76
vying for the awards, which were funded, by the Florida
Legislature last spring.
The grants are part of Bronson's "Farm to Fuel" initiative, a
program designed to get Florida's agriculture industry to pro-
duce 25 percent of the state's energy needs by the year 2025 in
an effort to reduce Florida's dependency on foreign oil and to
keep land in agriculture.
The $4 million awarded to Liberty Industries will be used for
construction and operation of a $38 million Liberty County
facility that will produce ethanol and electricity using primarily
forest waste products.
"We believe that awards such as these are critical in trigger-
ing the development of a renewable energy industry in Florida,"
Bronson said. "With the backing of and an investment from the
state, we're hopeful that these projects will, yield positive results
and serve as a catalyst for major commercial investment in this
Trio jailed in t-county soda
machine thefts and break-ins
BY KELLI PEACOCK
A recent crime spree across Calhoun, Liberty and Jackson
counties has landed three men behind bars. Arrested Sunday
were Alan Joseph Kearce, Barry Parrish and Thomas Keys, Jr.
Kearce and Parrish are accused of burglary, while Keys is
accused of being a principal. According to the Blountstown
Police Dept., Keys admitted to driving Kearce and Parrish to
locations where they broke into drink machines. Kearce and
Parrish are also accused of burglarizing Dr. Raymond Layne's
dentist office and the Mesquite Mexican Store.
serve the same citizens we
serve," says Ron Gilliard,
Gilliard says the county is in
a similar situation as the one
the hospital was previously in
after a for-profit company
decided to pull out. He believes
having a non-profit entity run-
ning the ambulance service will
be a great solution. "I think in
the long run the citizens will be
better served. We are working
very aggressively to get the
service up and running under
the hospital to help the county
in this situation."
BY KELLI PEACOCK
A piece of land that Calhoun
County Sheriff David Tatum
has leased to the county for
public use has' come under
scrutiny after the previous
owner recently filed an ethics
complaint against him.
Rufus Guilford says he had
over two acres at Lake
McKenzie in the Mossy Pond
Community and wanted the
property to be used for public
enjoyment. "I gave it to the
Sheriff's Office for.thd kids to
swim and the old folks to go
down there and talk," he tells
The County Record.
With the assistance of his
friend, Patti Wood, Guilford is
alleging he intended to give the
property to the Sheriff's Office,
instead of to Sheriff Tatum as
After receiving the property,
records indicate Sheriff Tatum
acted upon Guilford's request
and went before the County
Commission on June 18, 2006,
asking for a long term renew-
able lease to the Commission
for the property so the public
could use it and the Sheriff's
Office could patrol the site. The
20-year lease agreement was
approved for $1 per year with
the Sheriff paying the $20 out
of his own pocket to cover the
Tatum is bound by law not
to discuss the case, but says, "I
would like for the public to
know that when the facts are
presented it will be in a good
light and with the public's inter-
est at heart."
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Dear Editor: ,
-I.-would- like to thank the,'
Athr Senior. Class ,for hosting
the Altha,, Alumni Basketball
tameth~is-past Sattrday: -
A special thanks to the spon-
sors, LeAnna Hall, Jaycee
Moore and Maggie Sewell for
putting this together in such a
short amount of time. It was
truly a spectacular event to
wrap-up a terrific Homecoming
I had a blast sitting on the
sideline cheering for the
Wildcats. It brought back many
memories of my glory days. I
want to thank my fellow cheer-
leaders for making it so much
fun! I can't remember the last
time I laughed as much as I
have this past week. Aside from
my personal enjoyment in get-
ting to cheer again, it was a
great way to revive school spir-
Altha School has such a
great history and the turnout at
this game is an example of how
this community supports their
school in every way. It was won-
derful to see so many alumni
and community members come
out to the game. Of course, hav-
ing legendary coaches and play-
ers added to the excitement.
Thanks to Mr. Darryl Taylor
for once again coaching the
boys to victory! Although my
memory of Mr. Taylor consists
of his term as Superintendent,
he did so much more that the
Altha Alumni will cherish forev-
er. Also a special thanks to our
other coach, Andrew Sumner.
You were a great sport to
endure the friendly jeers com-
ing off the very exciting
Homecoming game between
Altha and Blountstown. Both of
these coaches did a fine job in
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Somehow, largely through the Grace
of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast
pride on the part of many people,
The County Record has never missed
their tenure at Altha and it was
,'evident in the skill that the
players showed Saturday night.
Players ranged from the
graduating classes of 1968 to
2007 and they all meshed well
together to put on a great per-
formance for the crowd. In an
evening of draining 3-point
shots, putting up powerful
dunks and performing those
fabulous old-school cheer rou-
tines the Altha Alumni kept the
crowd constantly entertained. I
am looking forward to doing this
again next year!
So, for all of you that did not
have enough time to prepare for
the game, start planning now! I
would like to end by encourag-
ing the students, teaches and
staff at Altha to continue the
spirit that surfaced during
Homecoming week. You have
many more exciting things
planned for this year and I hope
you make it memorable.
In November my mother,
daughter and I visited
Our weekend started with an
early morning walk along the
bicycle trail, followed by an
afternoon soccer game at Sam
Atkins Park, and ended at the
Pioneer Settlement for the
Blountstown Main Street's 2nd
annual Murder Mystery
We had such fun and many
laughs at the dinner. Thank
you to Kelli Peacock and Angie
Hill for all the hard work that
must have gone into producing
such an enjoyable show.. Also, a
special thanks to all the
Anna Hassig (Little Chrissy)
and Elam Stoltzfus (Mr. George
We left Blountstown with
warm feelings and fond memo-
ries. We are proud of
Blountstown's "history", are
enjoying its "present" and look
forward to it's "future".
Dade City, FL
Letter to the Editor,
We were not very excited
when the day came for our son
to start Middle School. What
we found there instead was a
very close-knit and caring staff
and faculty with tremendous
role-models for our son.. We
hope every parent realizes that
the same care and personal
attention we're accustomed to
at BES continues at BMS.
Marshall & Cami Masai
The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 3
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will host...
Evening of classical music,
scrumptious desserts Feb. 2
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown is
hosting a special evening of
music and desserts. Classical
Desserts is set for Saturday,
Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Frink
Gymnasium. Come enjoy an
elegant evening out at the
A special chamber music
group will select a program of
romantic and classical music,
ballads, light pop and stan-
dards. A scrumptious dessert
buffet will enhance the mood of
Cost is $15 per couple and
$10 per individual. Call 674-
2777 for ticket reservations.
Main Street meets Feb. 11
Blountstown Main Street
will meet Monday, Feb. 11, at
5:30 p.m. at E1Jalisco on North
Jammin' at the Cane Grinders Opry
There was plenty of pickin'
and grinnin' inside the historic
Frink Gym at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement in
Blountstown Saturday night
where the Cane Grinders Opry
Folks of all ages came out
for a night of musical entertain-
ment, delicious eats, and a
chance to visit with their neigh-
bors. All proceeds from the
event will benefit the restoration
of the "old clubhouse" log cabin
that was once located at
Blountstown High School and
has now found a home at the
Above, the band Swiftwater
plays for the crowd. Also per-
forming during the evening were
Joel Hathaway and Easy
Company, along with Bree
Pybus and others.
In the top left photo, Imogene
Waterson and Dona Dunn sold
a variety of homemade pre-
serves to help the cause.
At bottom left, these young
music fans enjoyed a sandwich
during the show.
If you'd like to donate to the
restoration of the log cabin,
contact the Pioneer Settlement at
674-3050 or 674-2777.
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The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 4
Jeremy Shad Redmon and Rynn Stafford
will wed in March
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky
Stafford of Bristol and Mr.
and Mrs. George Gonzalez
of Ogden, Utah, are pleased
to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Rynn
Stafford, to Jeremy Shad
Redmon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jimmy Redmon of
The future bride is thd
granddaughter of Mrs.
Darlene Peddie of Hosford,
the late Mr. Malone Peddie,
the late Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Stafford of Auburndale, and
Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Shuler of Bristol.
The future groom is the
grandson of Mrs. Floy Hill of
Marianna, the late Mr. Earl
Hill, and the late Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Redmon of
The couple are planning
a March 2008 wedding.
In Loving Memory of
April 19, 1931 January 26, 2006
It's been two years now since you left us, still seems like yesterday. I
still miss you a lot. You were the best friend I ever had, and you were
like a mother to me. And I will always cherish the time we had together.
God looked down and saw that beautiful rose that everybody else
saw, and what a caring person she was and said it was time to take her
home. She had been sick long enough so He took her home and made
her well. So now she is rejoicing in heaven. And one of these days I am
going to be up there with her. Never to part no more.
With All My Love,
Jeter and Cloud to
speak vows Feb. 14
Regina G. Addison of
Panama City, would like to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of her
daughter, Anquesha A.E. Jeter,
formerly of Panama City, to
Marcus D. Cloud, son of Bqtty
Anquesha A.E. Jeter and Marcus D. Cloud
Brent Vernon in concert at UMC
Methodist Church presents
Brent Vernon in concert
Sunday, February 3rd at 6:00
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Brent is a published artist
who has appeared in 48 states
and aboard in a myriad of ven-
ues including churches and
schools. "If Your Not In It" a
release off his current CD "A
Thousand Pictures" can be
Feb. 9 at Bristol
The youth of the First
Pentecostal Holiness church in
Bristol will be hosting a
Valentine banquet on Saturday
night, Feb. 9 from 6-8 PM.
The menu is steak, salad,
baked or sweet potato and
dessert. The cost will be $25/
couple or $12.50/ individual.
Come out for a fun time of
games, great food and fellow-
ship. This will be sit down meal
with our youth serving you!
Carry out meals available.
You can pick up tickets at
Strickland's ACE Hardware or
call our church office 643-5733.
heard on Christian radio sta-
F Cloud of Gretna.
The wedding and reception
will take place on February 14,
2008, at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
in Blountstown. All friends and
family are invited.
A Public Meeting will be held by the Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital Association on Wednesday, February 13, 2008
at 10:00 A.M. in the Hospital Dining Hall to discuss the
application made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture
for grant and or loan assistance to replace and upgrade
equipment in the hospital, including radiology,
respiratory, and pharmacy equipment, the nurse call
system, the emergency generator, patient beds, and an
upgrade to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
Jan. 30, 2008
Sub Prime Lending Struggles Create
HUGE Savings for Car Buyers
As Little as a $99/month! *
Sneads, FL National news agencies have been reporting for weeks about the latest stock market troubles and its ties to the failing sub
prime lending market. This has created a huge supply of vehicles due to recent repossessions and the many trade-ins generated due to
downsizing car payments.
In many cases, this inventory is acquired at thousands below book value. Banks and lenders are highly motivated to liquidate this inventory
and Executive Cars, Inc. is passing this savings on to the general public at their Sneads Tent Sale.
"The situation in the sub prime banking sector is serious. Home and car loans are defaulting at an alarming rate, and although this is
unfortunate, it has created a MASSIVE savings opportunity for all prospective car buyers"
Every vehicle in inventory will be clearly marked with its drastically lowered price or payment. Bank representatives will be available to as-
sist all buyers during this very special event. Even those buyers whose credit may have been damaged in the past will have an opportunity
to take advantage of this incredible market condition. A stable job and residence is all that is required to begin process of any transaction.
"I have never seen anything like this. With rising gas prices and a sluggish economy, a great many vehicles have been traded to reduce
payments and unfortunately others have simply been returned to the lender" David Ray Event Manager
Sale begins Tuesday, January 29th and ends Sunday, February 3rd. Payments as low as $99/month* will be made available during this
"We have contacted all our lenders and requested they extend their operating hours to assist in this incredible event Millions of dollars
have been made available for immediate loan processing."
The Sneads Tent Sale will be fully staffed during the event hours as attendance is A
expected to be in record breaking numbers. As with most special sales, the selection .
will diminish throughout the event so come early to take full advantage of the entire I Sneads
inventory available. 8030 Hwy. 90
The Sneads Tent Sale is located at 8030 Hwy. 90, in Sneads, Florida.
Please call for an advance appointment at 800-517-0035
This event is sponsored by Executive Cars, Inc., Leesburg, FL and/or First Financial, Inc. 86
*2004 Dodge Stratus, slkl PTI 122, Sale price $9500, $3500 down or trade equity, $99/umo, with approved credit, 72 months term, plus tax, title, and license fees. See dealer for details.
The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 5
Abbye Anastasia & Anneliese Ksenia Nash
Dr. Lisa R. Nash is the new mother of Abbye Anastasia and
Anneliese Ksenia, little sisters born in 'Russia and now living in
Galveston, Tx. Grandparents are David and Barbara Faurot Nash of
Weatherford, Tx. and great-grandparents are Billy K. and Abbye
Faurot of Blountstown and the late Marshall and Anneliese (Anne)
Nash of Weatherford, Tx.
Happy "3rd" Birthday!!
Texas Monroe Cox-Stanton,
the son of Scott and Tracy Cox-
Stanton, celebrated his third
birthday on January 23rd at his
home in Savannah, Ga. Friends
and family enjoyed an Outer
Space Party, with rockets, robots
and aliens. Tex will celebrate
again with his grandparents,
Jimmy and Peggy Cox, his Unca
Steve and his Mamaw, Pauline
Cox, when he comes to his
favorite place, Gran Gran's
house in the "boon docks."
Celebrating with Tex is his new
baby brother, Johnny Rio.
Paternal grandparents are the
late Jean Stanton and Bill
Stanton of Pensacola:
Johnny Rio Cox-Stanton
Scott and Tracy Cox-Stanton
of Savannah, Ga., announce the
birth of their son, Johnny Rio.
Johnny was born December
17th at Memorial Hospital in
Savannah. He weighed 7
pounds, 12 ounces. His big
"brudder", Texas Monroe, loves
showing off the new baby to his
friends and helping take care of
Maternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Peggy Cox. Great-
grandparents are Pauline Cox
and the late Monroe Cox and the
late Bailey and Earse Lee
Messer. Paternal grandparents
are Billy Stanton and the late
Jean Stanton of Pensacola.
Jason Tyler Tomlinson
Marc and Janet Tomlinson
are pleased to announce the
birth of their son, Jason Tyler
Tomlinson. Jason was born on
December. 15, 2007, at the
Women's Pavilion at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. He was. 7
pounds, 11 ounces and 20-1/2
inches long. Big brother, Brady,
is excited about having a little
brother to share his toys with!
Proud grandparents are
Quentin and Cheri Henderson
and John and Chris Tomlinson,
all of Blountstown. Maternal
great-grandparents are Burrel
and Alleen Sumner of
Blountstown and the late Harvey
Jason and Ruby Henderson of
Childress, Tx; paternal great-
grandparents are Frank and
Mildred Guilford and John
Tomlinson, Sr, and the late Betty
Tomlinson, all of Blountstown.
Happy Birthday, Granny!
Love, Your Family
Alfred, Traci, David, Lilly Kate,
Clay, Shayla, Katelyn, Jamie, and
J.B., Wendy, and Heaven
Jaelyn Shae Pitts
Jason and Joanna Pitts are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Jaelyn Shae Pitts,
born on December 27, 2007.
She weighed 7 pounds, 6.5
pounds and measured 21 inch-
es long. Grandparents are
Joann and Ronny Bridges of
Blountstown and Shawn and
Lonnie Pitts of Kinard. Jaelyn.
was welcomed home by her
Aunt Michelle and cousin Jenna.
Chason brothers bag two bucks
The Chason brothers harvested two deers while hunting recently.
Hunter, age 7, bagged a 7 point on January 20th and Blake, age 15,
killed an 8 point on January 19th. They are the sons of Randal and
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Happy "Ist" Birthday!!
James "Britt' Newsome will
be celebrating his first birthday
on January 30th. He is the son
of Bryan and Claudia Newsome
of Clarksville. His grandparents
are Ellis and Betty Nichols and
Clifford Newsome of Clarksville,
and the late Faye Steverson of
Bonifay. Great-grandparents are
Mrs. Etta Mae Taylor and Mr.
Leonard Kirkland of
Blountstown. Britt enjoys play-
ing with all his cousins, his Aunt
Missy, and his buddy Jacob.
Happy "11 th" Birthday!!
Jordan Willis will be celebrat-
ing his 11th birthday on
February 3rd. He is the son of
Rodney and Sandy Willis of
Clarksville. His grandparents
are Ralph and Sharon Willis of
Bristol and Ellis and Betty
Nichols of Clarksville, and
Edmond and Lenora Tyre of
Frink. Jordan enjoys spending
time with his friends and playing
on his computer.
Party planned for
Edna E. Laramore will be
celebrating her 80th birthday
on February 2, 2008 at the WT
Neal Civic Center in
Blountstown at 1:00 PM.
Family and friends are cordial-
ly invited to attend.
Happy 70th Anniversary!
Charles Franklin and Pera Lee Peacock celebrated their 70th wed-
ding anniversary with their children on Sunday, January 27th.
Charles and Pera Lee were married in Blountstown, Florida, on
January 27th, 1938, and began their married lives together in Altha.
They later resided in Panama City for many years and, upon retire-
ment, they moved to their present home in South Calhoun County.
BIRTHDAYS, BIRTHS &
The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 6
pay a visit to BHS
Football coaches from two
major universities were in town
last week to pay a visit to
Blountstown High School. Ryan
Baker was the Tiger in the spot-
light as Les Miles, head coach
from Louisiana State, stopped
by the fieldhouse. He is pictured
at left with BHS Coach Greg
Jordan. Also visiting were
Florida State Head Coach Bobby
Bowden and Defensive
Coordinator Mickey Andrews,
shown above with Coach
Jordan. Baker has already com-
mifftted to play for LSU after they
made an offer last June.
BHS basketball reunion set
for Friday night at Settlement
Calling all former
Blountstown basketball play-
ers, coaches, managers, statisti-
cians and basketball cheerlead-
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
If you plan to attend the
reception, please call 674-5724
Tigers will host Liberty
County, Wewa this week
BY COACH ANDREW SUMNER
The Tigers had a tough week
going 0-2 by getting beat by
Sneads and Altha.
Starting the week, the Tigers
were the number 1 seed and by
the end of the week we were
tA number 4 seed in the dis-
trict. That goes to show how
tough of a district we are in.
Now we have a week to pre-
pare for the district tournament
which starts on Feb. 5 with
The Florida Panhandle
Saddle Club will begin its 2008
horse shows on February 2nd at
12:00 p.m. on Highway 20 at
the Skeet Davis Arena at the
Sam Atkins Park in
Blountstown. Cloverleaf exhi-
bition will begin at 11:00 a.m.
This is a five-event for all ages
competing with their horses in
barrel racing, pole bending,
Texas barrels, jackpots, and
other fun activities. The shows
will begin on the first Saturday
of every month starting in
February through September.
Points awarded at each show
will be calculated monthly for
BRISTOL- The Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection's Torreya State Park
will host the 19th Annual
Cannons, Cornbread and
Candlelight Tour on Saturday,
February 2, from noon until
Visitors will experience the
scent of cornbread cooking in
the authentic cast iron open
fire, hear the clinking of the
blacksmith hammer, see the
majestic Bald Eagle up close
and personal, hear and feel the
civil war cannons being fired, as
well as many other exhibits
including live music from local
Authentic foods will be
served including chicken and
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-
BHS and Bozeman at 7:00 and
the winner facing Sneads on
Friday, Feb. 8, at 7:30. Altha
and Cottondale will play at 6:00
on Feb 8.
BHS has three games for the
week starting at Graceville on
Tuesday (details unavailable at
press time) and then home on
Thursday against Liberty' and
Friday against Wewa for Senior
night. Let's see the Tiger fans
fill the gym the next couple of
awards at the end of the season.
Entry fees are $3.00 per
event or Exhibition, $2.00.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place will
be awarded money.
4th, 5th, and 6th place will
be awarded ribbons.
Membership dues are
$30.00/family or $20/single.
You do not have to be a mem-
ber to participate.
We would like to welcome all
new members or spectators. If
you need any information,
please contact Larry Barbee at
674-5766 or Robin Clemons at
Pour Feb. 2
rice, green beans, cole slaw,
desserts and cornbread. All
donations will benefit the
Friends of Torreya State Park.
Visitors are invited to enter the
Cornbread Contest. Prizes will
be awarded for the top three
cornbreads. All entries must be
submitted by 3:00 p.m. at the
Gregory House and awards will
be presented at 4:00 p.m
At sunset the historic
Gregory House will open its
doors for leisurely tour, free of
charge. Entrance fee to the
park is $2.00 per vehicle which
includes admission to the event.
Torreya State Park is located
at 2576 Northwest Torreya
Park Road in Bristol. For more
information, call 643-2674.
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The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 7
BY JIM McINTOSH
Both boys' teams swept the
Wewahitchka Gators in round
ball action last Thursday night
and the Wildcats turned in
against the Blountstown Tigers
on Homecoming Friday.
ARY 24-It was a 1-point game
with 32.8 seconds to go in the
game and the junior varsity
Wildcats were clinging to a 30-
29 lead. The Gators had pos-
session of the ball and were
driving for the go-ahead bucket
when they turned the ball over
out of bounds. Altha's Ben
Willis was fouled, stepped to
the free throw line and deliv-
ered the Wildcats (9-6) a 32-29
The Gators outshot the
Wildcats from the field. They
connected on 45% (9 of 20) of
their field goals to Altha's 38%
(9 of 24). From beyond the arc
Wewa made 50% (2 of 4) to the
Wildcats'17% (1 of 6). But the
difference for Altha came at the
charity stripe where they sank
63% (5 of 8) of their shots togs
only 31% (5 of 16) for Wewa. .M I
The game was tied 3-3 at the
end of the first quarter. The Caleb did some major glass
Gators took a 3-point lead, 11-8 cleaning by ripping down 7
with them into the locker room. rebounds and he had an assist.
They still held a 3-point lead Corey Johnson and Jacob
over the Wildcats when the Warner each came away with 4
third period ended. points. Corey was credited with
Both teams committed 11 3 rebounds and Jacob had 2.
turnovers on the night. Will Rogers rounded out the
Ben Willis was the Top.Cat Wildcats scoring by knocking
in scoring with 9 points along down a 3-pointer and he had a
with 3 steals, 2 assists, and 2 steal.
rebounds. Both Ethan Ellis For the fourth time this sea-
and Caleb Willis put up 6 son-once in the preseason,
points. Ethan did work defen- once in the Christmas tourna-
sively with a career high 5 ment, and twice in the regular
steals. Also, he pulled down 2 season-the varsity Wildcats
rebounds and he had an assist.
Eight Lady Cat lifters are
heading to state on Feb. 9
*BY COACH ROBBIE SMITH
The Altha High School girls
weightlifting team will be send-
ing eight girls to the state final
on February 9th.
Serena Bradford, Hali
Smith, KK Beauchamp, Carrie
Tucker, Shannon Hall,
Stephanie Mayo, Mallory
Basford, and Dakota Varnum
all earned a spot through three
The Wildcats also had five
lifters crowned Section 2 cham-
pions: Hali Smith, KK
Beauchamp, Carrie Tucker,
Shannon Hall, and Stephanie
Mayo. There are 10 weight
classes in weightlifting with the
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Wildcats claiming the top spot
in 5 out of 10 weight classes in
section 2. Schools in Section 2
are: Altha, Arnold, Bay,
Bozeman, Chiles, Godby,
Graceville, Leon, Lincoln,
Maclay, Marianna, Rickards,
Rutherford, and Wakulla.
Our girls take a lot of pride
knowing that we are by far the
smallest school in our section
and we are able to compete
with the bigger schools. There
will be a profile of each girl who
qualified for state in next
The Wildcats finish up the
regular season this weekend at
the Cougar Challenge at Godby
Chipola will host reunion
of Coach Johnson's teams
Chipola College is hosting a
reunion of Coach Milton
Johnson's Chipola and
Campbellton High School bas-
ketball teams at the college.
Johnson, pictured at right, won
more than 800 games during
his coaching career.
All of Johnson's former play-
ers, assistant coaches, man-
agers, and their guests are invit-
ed to a luncheon with Coach
Johnson on Saturday, Feb. 16,
at from noon to 2 p.m. (CST) in
the old college gym, now known
as the Arts Center. The lunch-
eon will feature a program high-
lighting Johnson's legendary
career, followed by a time to
visit with old friends.
Event organizer Robert
'Tammell said, "Not many peo-
ple earn the title of legend dur-
ing their lifetime, but Coach
Milton Johnson has done just
that. In addition to his phenom-
enal records on the court, the
contributions he made to the
lives of so many young people
Trammell says he expects
some 75 former team members
to attend the reunion, including
two father and son sets that
played for Johnson: Cody and
Zack Taylor from Bonifay and
Sydney and Greg Granger from
For information, call 850-
510-2187 or email
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 Hosford
Middle School Gymnasium
Saturday, February 2, 2008
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: 12 and under
*AAA: 10 and Under
*AA: 8 and'Under
*Tee Ball: 4-6
*Girls Softball: 7-9 & 10-12
*All children whose 13th
birthday falls on or before
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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Liberty County youth baseball,
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The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 8
LOUNTSTOWN Students invited to enter
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLNEWS black history essay contest
BES kids win bikes at BPD safety class
* Several Blountstown Elementary School students recently took home a brand new bike courtesy of
the Blountstown Police Department following a bicycle safety class. The winners include (back row,
from left) Brittany Six, Aaron Welch, Drew Martin, Tyler Owens, Jenna Harvey, Jonathan Leath, (second
row) Oshiua Alston, Brody Hall, Taylor Pyles, Madison Brown, Hannah Bryant Chris Brown, Christian
Hogue, (front row) Kelly Causey-Johnson, Alfredo Puente, Kalei Peacock, and Octavia Engram.
Family Reading and
School hosted a Family Reading
and Writing Night on January
The night began with chil-
dren and parents sharing a spe-
cial reading time in the Media
Center. After reading, the par-
ents and children moved to the
cafeteria where they heard
guest speaker, storyteller, Pat
Nease, give an entertaining
presentation. Students and
parents both enjoyed a rendi-
tion of The Three Billy Goats
Finally, there were "break-
out" sessions where parents and
children interacted to practice
writing skills. It was an enjoy-
able learning experience for all.
school 4th graders, along with
.4th graders from both Carr and
Altha, were treated to a work-
,at.:te WT. Neal Civic
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Forrest Skipper and his parents work together on a lesson during
Family Reading and Writing Night at BES.
Center. Storyteller, Pat Nease,
presented "A Step in the
WRITE Direction". A writing
workshop especially aimed at
improving 4th grade writing
skills. Students spent a half of
day listening to stories and
practicing writing their own.
Parents, don't forget to come
and join your children for
Family Breakfast on Friday,
February 1, from 7:00 8:00 A.
Class pictures will be taken
on February 1 in the BES
Music Room. Class Pictures are
CARR SCHOOL NEWS)
Essay must be accompanied Education Award
by a parental waiver form,
which can be found at
Entries must be e-mailed to
mailed to the Executive Office
of the Governor, Attention:
Black History Month Essay
Contest, 400 S. Monroe Street,
Suite LL-10, Tallahassee,
Entries must be received no
later than 5:00 p.m. EST,
Friday, February 8, 2008.
About the Excellence in
Governor Crist's annual
Black History Month
Excellence in Education Award
Contest is open to all African-
American, full time educators
in an elementary, middle or
high school in Florida. Three
winners will be selected: one
elementary (K-5) teacher, one
middle school (6-8) teacher and
one high school (9-12) teacher.
Winners will receive a check for
$1,500 and a $500 gift card for
See ESSAY CONTEST, page 9
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announced Florida's Black
History Month "Pioneering the
Future" Web site and invited
students in kindergarten
through 12th grades to partici-
pate in the Florida Black
History Month essay contest.
The Governor also encouraged
students, parents, teachers and
principals to nominate full-time
African-American educators in
elementary, middle or high
schools for the Black History
Month Excellence in Education
"Black History Month offers
a tremendous opportunity for
all Floridians to learn more
about the brave and deter-
mined individuals who over-
came injustice and obstacles to
achieve remarkable feats,"
Governor Crist said. "These
men and women stood firm to
right the wrongs they endured
and established new paths to
freedom and opportunity for
About the Essay Contest
The essay contest is open to
all Florida students in kinder-
garten through 12th grades.
One winner will be selected
from each of the three grade-
level categories, elementary
(grades K-5), middle (grades 6-
8) and high school (grades 9-
12). Winners will receive a
computer and a full four-year
tuition scholarship to a Florida
public college or university of
their choice, provided by the
Florida Prepaid College
Foundation. Essays should
answer the question: "How
have the contributions of
African-American scientists or
inventors impacted your life?"
Each student may enter only
one essay, no longer than 500
words and typed or handwritten
in print, rather than cursive
Essays must include the stu-
dent's name, home address,
telephone number, school the
student attends, grade level and
The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 9
UNTSTWN MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
SUBMITTED BY KELLY WOOD
AND CAITLIN SANDERS
FBLA DISTRICT EVENT
FBLA competed on4ine in
district competition, Monday,
January 28th at 9:00 in Mrs.
Perdue's Chlassroom. The cate-
gories were: .Accounting,
Business Math, Business Law,
Decision Making, and Word
Processing, Club Members
competing: Jessica Bontrager,
Elijah Margrill, Harlea Perdue,
Melissa Howland, Tyler
Prowant, Jacob Guilford,
Monica Guilford, Valerie
States, Jasmine Simmons and
The BHS band played in the,
Mardi Gras Parade in Panama
City, Sat, the 19th. They were
the only high school band to
march. Though the weather
was cold and wet, they had a
The following members
auditioned and placed ,in Honor
Band: Ann Marie Silcox, Eliya
Margrill, Eric Jones, Brandon
Dunham, Sydney LeBlanc and
Cuyler Engram. They went to
Marianna High School on Sat.
Jan 26 and performed in the
Honor Band concert. The con-
cert was made, up of many
schools which gave the perform-
ers the experience of playing on
a much larger scale. ,
Mrs. Reiter, the band direc-
tor, has started a Jazz Band.
Sign up was last week and they
will begin practice this week.
They hope to perform in the
BMS Science Academy
raising money for trip
Honor band in concert
BHS Honors Band members Eliya Margrill, Eric Jones, Brandon
Dunham, Sydney LeBlanc, Cuyler Engram, and Ann Marie Silcox (not
pictured) performed in an honor band concert at Marianna High
School over the weekend. They are shown above with BHS Band
Director Gretchen Reiter.
Karis Smith came in 1st
place in Creed Speaking.
Blake Tolley came in 2nd
place in Tractor Driving.
Hellena Johnson came in
2nd place in Prepared Public
Laura Stoltzfus placed 2nd
in Extemporaneous Public
9th grade- Dee Anna Grimes
10th grade- Treazure
11th grade- Ashlea Heston
12th grade- Michael Kelley
The County Wide Spelling
Bee will be Feb, 19, 2008 at the
W.T. Neal Civic" Center for
grades 1st through 12th.
The Blountstown Middle
School 8th grade Science
Academy is trying to raise
money for a four day trip in
April. The students will attend
an Adventure Camp at Busch
Gardens Animal Kingdom and
become hands on zoologists.
Each day from sun up to sun
down the students learn about
the animals and their native
environments while preparing
their food and learning to moni-
tor their health. On their fourth
day they will travel to
Discovery Cove in Orlando
where they will learn about
coral reef environments while
swimming in man made coral
reefs with fish, stingrays and
The students will design
shirts to wear on their trip with
the names of donors printed on
the back. They are also partici-
pating in a Coca-Cola fundrais-
er and are taking orders for
Valentine goodie bags at both
the middle and elementary
The eighth graders in the Science Academy at Blountstown Middle
School are attempting to raise $10,000 for a trip that will enable
them to become hands on zoologists. The students hope to attend
an Adventure Camp at Busch Gardens Animal Kingdom.
The students have $10,000
to raise in order to pay all
expenses (and not a lot of time
left). If you'd like to help make
this trip possible, contact their
teacher, Mrs. Shannan Romer,
at BMS, 674-8234.
Essay contest cont'd
Nomination forms must be
mailed to Executive Office of
the Governor: Excellence in
Education Award Committee,
400 S. Monroe Street, Suite
LL-10, Tallahassee, Florida
32399, by 5:00 p.m. EST,
Friday, February 8, 2008.
Forms can be found at
Nominations may be submit-
ted by a principal, teacher, par-
ent or student.
Black History Month
Black History Month cele-
brates Florida's African-
Americans who have made sig-
nificant contributions to the
development of our, state.
Beginning with the establish-
ment of St. Augustine, the ear-
liest European settlement in
have frequently had to over-
come great adversity, yet have
held key roles in Florida's cul-
tural, economic and academic
Essay contest winners and
award-winning teachers will be
notified by February 18, 2008.
Awards will be presented at the
Governor's annual Black
History Month celebration in
Tallahassee on February 20,
Additional information about
Florida's black history, contests
and other related events, please
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The County Record, JANUARY 30, 2008, Page 10
ALBERT GERALD (BUG)
Mr. Albert Gerald (Bug)
Cayson, 82, of Blountstown, Fl,
passed away Wednesday,
January 23, 2008, in
Mr. Cayson was born on
August 23, 1925, in Blountstown
and had lived here all of his life.
He was a friend to all. He was a
charter member and past presi-
dent of Blountstown Rotary
Club, member and past presi-
dent of Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce, and
Director of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association for
many years. He served on the
state animal livestock board with
the Florida Department of
Agriculture. He was Founder,
Director, and Chairman of the
Board of C & L Bank (now
Superior Bank). He was
Director of First National Bank
of Alachua (now Capital City
Bank). After twenty years he
retired as Postmaster of the
Blountstown Post Office. He
continued to serve as President
of A.E. Cayson & Sons
Corporation, which at one time
was the largest polled Hereford'
cattle ranch in Florida, until his
death. Mr. Cayson was a mem-
ber of the Blountstown United
Mr. Cayson was preceded in
death by his parents, Albert
Edward and Linnie Franklin
Cayson; a sister, Audrey Berson,
of Orlando; a brother, Wayman
A. Cayson ,of Blountstown; and a
grandson, Jeremy Cayson, of
Survivors include his wife of
61 years, who was his high school
sweetheart and love of his life,
Betty Ann Cayson, of
Blountstown; one son, Gerry
Cayson, and his wife, Janet, of
Tallahassee; three daughters,
Dianne Lainhart and her hus-
band, Paul, of Lynn Haven,
Vicki Bennett and her husband,
Carl, of Blountstown, Deborah
Hassig and her husband, Danny,
of Blountstown; one sister,
Marsha Waldorff, of Altha; nine
grandchildren, Chris Lainhart,
Ashley Lainhart, Misty
Sizemore, Lauren Sizemore,
Andrew Bennett, Adam
Edwards, Ayers Hassig, Anna
Hassig, and Trey Cayson; and
one great-granddaughter, 'Ella.
Funeral services were held
Friday, January 25, at 11 a.m. at
the Blountstown United
Methodist Church with Rev.
Charles Smith officiating.
Interment followed in the Boggs
Cemetery in Blountstown.
Active pallbearers were his
nephews: Bennett Eubanks, Cy
Eubanks, Kemp Gholson, Marc
McCaskill, Matt McCaskill,
Kenneth Yon, Terry Yon, and
Sam Wolf. Contributions may be
made to the Blountstown United
Methodist Church, 20500
Central Ave. W, Blountstown,
Fl. 32424, the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement, PO. Box
215, Blountstown, Fl 32424 or to
your favorite charity.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Mrs. Rebecca Louise Collins,
51, of Blountstown, Fl, passed
away Friday, January 25, 2008,
at the Calhoun Liberty Hospital
Rebecca was born on July 13,
1956, in Anniston, Al, and had
lived in Blountstown since 1991,
coming from Kissimmee, Fl.
Mrs. Collins worked in a bakery
and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her mother,
Lydia Rinehart, of Anniston; her
husband, Tony Collins, of
Blountstown; one son, Richard
Lamb, and his wife, Amanda, of
Clarksville; one stepson, Michael
Collins, of Bartow; two daugh-
ters, Julie Phinney and her hus-
band, Sean, of Bristol and Lydia
SLamb of Blountstown; two broth-
ers, Bobby Murphy of Weaver,
Al, and Eddie Murphy of
Orlando; four sisters, Juanita
Schwab of Virginia, Sandra
Green of Anniston, Jackie
Pullum and Lillian Smith, both of
Kissimmee; and five grandchil-
Funeral services were held
Monday, January 28, at 11:00
a.m. (CST) at the Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel. Interment fol-
lowed in the Pine Memorial
Cemetery in Blountstown.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marion Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
ARTHUR C. CRAWFORD
SMr. Arthur C. Crawford, 60,
of Altha, Fl, passed away
Thursday, January 24, 2008, at
his brother's home in Altha.
Arthur was born on
September 20, 1947, in Mt.
Vernon, NY, and lived in Altha
for the past eight months, coming
from Bradenton, Fl. He was a
heavy construction welder and
o ?memOerh to
"Yes," was the reply.
The story is told
preparing to walk
Falls on a rope.
"Do you believe I
can walk across
these falls?" he
"Do you believe I can carry a man on my
shoulders?" he further inquired.
"Yes, I do," the man stated.
"Would you be the man to ride on my
shoulders?" he asked.
"No, not me!" he emphatically replied.
Faith, sometimes, is a strange thing.
Like the man and the tight-rope walker, it
takes on a different meaning when it
involves us personally. We often believe
in great achievements and ideals, but
we do not want to be an actual part in
Great faith is that which is supported
by our own efforts our own energies
OUR THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: "If
you believe in something be willing to
be a part of it!
was a veteran of the Vietnam
Conflict. Art was a Staff Sergeant
with the Army Special Forces
and was a Green Beret. He was
a Bronze Star and Combat
Infantry Badge recipient. Art
was a life member of the VFW,
American Legion, Vietnam War
Veterans Association. He was
preceded in death by his wife,
Survivors include one son,
Shane Crawford, and his wife,
Regina, of Pleasant Valley, NY;
one daughter, Anne Marie
Kostner, and her husband,
Joseph, of Fishkill, NY; one
brother, Richard Crawford, and
his wife, Irene, of Altha; one sis-
ter, Joan Wuttke, and her hus-
band, Bob, of Yorktown Heights,
NY; niece, Skyleen May, and her
husband, Matthew, and son,
Richard Landon of Dothan; and
two grandchildren, Hunter and
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, January 29, at 11a.m.
at the Peavy Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment followed in
the Nettle Ridge Cemetery in
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
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Mrs. Virginia "Ginger"
Herren, 91, of Blountstown,
passed away Sunday, January
Ginger was born January 13,
1917, in Oklahoma City, OK,
and had lived in Calhoun County
for the past 20 years. She was a
descendent of the people of the
Trail of Tears and was preceded
in death by her husband,
Raymond Herren, who was a
prisoner of war during the Battle
of the Bulge and her brother,
William Crow, who received the
Congressional Medal of Honor.
She is survived by two nieces,
B. J. Bailey and Heidi Rydeard
of Blountstown; a nephew, Dr.
Don Little John, of Dallas, TX;
grand and great grand nephews,
John Henry Bailey IV, John
Henry Bailey V, and Derek
Funeral services will be held
at a later date in Oklahoma City,
OK. Adams Funeral Home is in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at
WILLIE D. MATHIS
Mr. Willie D. Mathis, 77, of
Blountstown, passed away
Monday, January 21, 2008.
Mr. Mathis was born in
Mayo, Florida, and had lived in
Blountstown since 1969. He was
a heavy equipment operator for
the Florida Department of
Transportation and was of the
Survivors include his wife,
Violet of Blountstown; two sons,
Donald and his wife, Jennie, of
Bristol and Willie, Jr. and his
wife, Barbara, of Blountstown;
one daughter, Hilda Bowen and
her husband, Donnie, of
Blountstown; three sisters,
.Mattie Lou Anders of Cross City,
Frances Waters of Lake Butler,
and Josephine Mathis of
Jacksonville; five grandchildren,
Chad, Allen, and Staci Mathis,
Christy Goodwin and Bobby
Bowen; four great-grandchildren,
Allen, Jr., Anna, Alisa, and
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. Friday, January 25,
from the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel in Blountstown with
Reverend Clint Clemmons offici-
ating. Interment followed in the
Red Oak Cemetery with full mil-
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at
NELLA B. NICHOLS
Mrs. Nella B. Nichols, 94, of
Clarksville, Fl, passed away
Sunday, January 27, 2008, at her
Mrs. Nichols was born on July
SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
o 15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sinrday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
Kidz Sunday School
and Church 10AM-12Noon
Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
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
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29, 1913, in Calhoun County and
lived here all of her life. Nella B.
was a retired Calhoun County
school teacher with over 35 years
of teaching. She was a graduate
of Florida State University, a
member of Poplar Head Baptist
Church in Clarksville and a
member of the WMU.
Mrs. Nichols was preceded in
death by a grandson, Darrell
Survivors include her hus-
band, Preston Nichols, of
Clarksville; two daughters, Carol
Hand and her husband, Billy
Joe, of Clarksville, Dianne Long
and her husband, Robert, of
Scotts Ferry; one sister, Willie
Lee Jones, of Clarksville; six
grandchildren, Kevin Hand,
Terrell Hand and his wife, Dana,
Stephanie Brogden and her hus-
band, Keith, Nicole Purvis and
her husband, Brad, Mike Long
and his wife, Kym, and Cindy
Long; five great-grandchildren,
Ama.nda, Kristina, Barrett,
Rendi and Kyrin; one great-
great-grandchild, Jacob; two
wonderful, loving caregivers,
Louise Tipton and Alice White.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, January 29, at 3:00
p.m. (CST) at the Poplar Head
Baptist Church in Clarksville
with Rev. Morgan Bailey and
Rev. Philip Williams officiating.
Interment followed in the Poplar
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Mr. 'Ralph Whittington, 67, of
Tallahassee, Fl, passed away
Monday night, January 21,
2008, at his home in Tallahassee.
Ralph was born on April 29,
1940, in Calhoun County and
had lived in Tallahassee for the
past 43. years, coming from
Marianna. He was a retired air
conditioning and heating repair-
man. Mr. Whittington was a
member of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his wife,
Ernie Deese Whittington, of
Tallahassee; three daughters,
Janice Ratcliff of Tallahassee,
Brenda Mooney of Maryland,
Tammy Humphreys of
Crawfordville; one brother, Dee
Whittington, of Altha; four sis-
ters, Lois Cole of Altha, Ruby
Goodson of Dallas, Tx, Beulah
Laster of Franklin, Ga., Belle
Worthington of Homerville, Ga.;
eight grandchildren and nine
Funeral services were held
Friday, January 25, at 2:00 p.m.
(EST) at the Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Jay
Deese and Wayne Sutton officiat-
ing. Interment followed in the
Edenfield Cemetery in Altha.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, Fl. 850-674-2266.
Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-5725
Pastor: Rev. Dave Odum
Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service...11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM
"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"
St. Mary Missionary
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM
Assembly of God Church
Sunday Services Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Sunday School...9:45 AM Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Morning Worship... 11:00 AM m FL
Evening Worship...15:00 PM BOUntStOWH, FL
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM 850-674-4331
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R & R WAREHOUSES
NOTICE OF SALE ,
On February 11, 2008,, at 10:00 a.m. (CST), R
& R Warehouses will dispose of the contents of
seven (7) storage units from Blountstown at
R&R Warehouses in Blountstown at at 19300 SR
20 W. (850) 674-4700.
The units are believed to contain household
and/or personal property of the following tenants:
Luann C. Key
All units not paid in full by this data w/l ie i'
posed of. THERE WILL BE NO AUCTION' !
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Chi Zt"e art FNetili-s, a licensed child placing
age"ot, tfr msoeequant adoption.
You ar hamoy ncticed that an Advisory
Hewipq Willl be he W bebre the Honorable David
C JUthneao, Miagstrate of the Circuit Court,
Fourtsith JudAictat Gircuit, at the Calhoun
Osemunt Ccuurthaiuse, 20859 East Central Ave.,
SBountaetounwa i, D t o the 25th DAY OF FEB-
RUARY, ,08, at the hour of 9:30 a.m.
b is have thne rglht to appear with counsel at this
hearing. yocu can not afford legal representa-
an, the Court will appoint counsel for you at this
hearing upX the determination of insolvency.
Ybu must ether appear on the date and the time
speci/ed or sand a written response to the Court
prior to tat time.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OfP 'DUR
PARENTAL RIGHTS AS TO THIS CISIIl IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DAIL AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOS#- ALL LEJIAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENTS T) THIS CHILD
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HkiR 1 1O0UIIRL COURT
CALlIOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THI O -I0 UIT COURT FOR
File Number: P08-04
N RE:: HUBRT M LFORD STONE, JR.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
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
County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida. The
Personal Representative of the Estate is CAR-
MEN R. STONE. The name and address of the
Personal Representative's attorney are set forth
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 dgent or attorney and the amount the claim
is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the
uncertainty shall be state. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one
copy to the Personal Representative. All persons
interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are
required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity of the decedent's Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, or
the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
DATED this 17TH day of January, 2008.
CARMEN R. STONE
8879 NW Tin Lakes Lane
Clarksville, Florida 32430
J DAVID HOUSE
I6865 S.E. RIVER STREET
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
FLORIDA BAR #282359
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP.
January 23, 30, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST
1, 2006, GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE5
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
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
STEPS at the CALHOUN County Courthouse
located at 20859 SE CENTRAL AVENUE EAST
in BLOUNTSTOWN, at 11:00 a.m. CST on the
14th day of February, 2008 the following
described property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
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-
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
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 "SEALED 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 may
be obtained by contacting Dan Clemons in the
Weatherization Office in the Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue, E. Room
309, Blountstown, Florida. Telephone 674-2571.
Bidders must provide proof of General Liability
and Workers Compensation Insurance in Bid
Package. The Insurance must be in force at the
time of bid opening. As an alternative to provid-
ing Workers Compensation Insurance, the
prospective bidder shall provide proof of workers
compensation exemption. Any person claiming
to be exempt shall be subject to an on-the-job
inspection for proof of exemption and license of
all workers on job site.
The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or
part of all bids and to waive any informality.
January 23, 30, 2008
NOTICE OF GENERAL
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION will be held in CALHOUN
County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of
NOVEMBER, 2008, A.D., to fill or retain the fol-
President and Vice-President
Representative in Congress: District 2
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 14
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 14
State Representative: District 7
Supreme Court: Retention of One Justice
First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six
Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit:
Groups 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10
Chipola River Soil and Water Conservation
District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Elections
School Board: Districts 1 and 4
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5
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for new central high school
February 12, 2008
9:00 AM (CST)
Blountstown High School Auditorium
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CARS & TRUCKS
1995 Red Mustang, 2 dr. Call 850-
447-1444 for more information, ask
2003 Ford Mustang Pony Edition,
color green, leather seats, 6 Disc.
CD player, P/S, P/W, keyless entry,
spoiler. Great condition. Low
mileage 58,000 miles. Runs great.
Asking $9,200.00. Call 643-7407.
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
S. Needs torque converter. Call
674- 4058 for more details. $300
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
2 bedroom mobile home, nice loca-
tion near school. in Bristol. Call 643-
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.
Clean 1 bedroom apartment with
CH/A in downtown Blountstown.
Prefer single individual, non-smoker,
no pets. Call 674-4531.
$279 New Queen Plush
Orthopedic Pllowtop Mattress Set in
Sealed Plastic, Warranty. Can
3 pc. King pillowtop matt set. Brand
new in wrapper $229. Can deliver.
'Couch and loveseat $499
Microfiber set. Still in crate, never
used. Can deliver (850) 222-545-
Formal & Elegant, 10-pc cherry
dining room. New in boxes. $850.
(delivery avail.) 850-425-8374.
Full size Orthopedic mattress set
Affordable homes built on your land.
Call for Current Promotions (334) 678-8401
6885 US Hwy 231 South I Dothan, Alabama 36301
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John "Handy" REPAIR SERVICE
Home Improvements J.B.
"Roof to floor and so much more" PORTER
Repair Remodel Install Painting PO R IER
Rressure Wash Drywall Concrete =
~/Oln\A7T/.4 r REPLACE OLD LINES
(850)674-6410 INSTALL NEW JACKS
RUN CAT 5 WIRE
26 yrs.. experience RUN CAT 5 WIRE
Licensed & Insured 1 674-488
never used still in packaging. $125,
Twin set $100. Call Sandi: 850-222-
KING size bedfroom set 7 pc. Solid
wood dovetailed drawers. Exquisite
Quality! Pillow top mattress set incl.
New still in packaging. Worth $4k
give away $1500. Can deliver 850-
Attn: History Buffs and Collectors -
National Geographic magazines
(1978 -1993). Some in bound cases
indexed through 1984. Best offer -
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.
Baby crib, brand new, $25; girls
clothes, Call Amanda at 674-5696.
3-prom/pageant dresses, ranging
in sizes from 10 to 16. One has been
altered and can easily be re-altered.
One has a small train. Beautiful
dresses, must see. For more info,
call Shaleen at 447-0235.
2004 Palamino Pop-up Camper,
heat/air, sleeps 5 or 6, like new.
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
S"The Best Place to Lve"
button CCreek Apartmrente
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
Equal Housing Opportunity
Been used once. If interested call
674-2566 or come by 20183 NE
Burns Ave., Blountstown.
1991 Honda 4 Trax 4-wheeler,
good shape, looks new, runs good,
$1500. OBO. Call 447-1984.
Free to a good home: 5 month old
shepherd/lab mix, fun, bouncy, play-
ful puppy that needs a good home.
PLEASE someone call 674-4290.
Free puppy, 1/2 lab, 1/2 weimaran-
er, blue w/blue eyes, female, 5
months old. Very gentle, great with
kids. Call 272-7360 or 272-8982.
Free: Beautiful black female kitten,
friendly, great with children. Call
674-6410 or 447-0811.
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED. No
CDL? No Problem! $900 weekly.
Home weekends with TMC.
Company endorsed CDL Training. 1-
A Terrific Opportunity!
Liberty National Life Insurance
$100,000+ Earning Potential,
Pension, 401 K, BCBS Insurance
Private care sitter needed. CNA
preferred or experience with transfer.
Long term position. Hours and
salary negotiable. Call 674-3138 or
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
New 1200 sq. ft. home for sale. 3
bedroom, 2 bath home in
Blountstown. Appliance package,
tile and laminet flooring. $99,900.
LOST & FOUND
FOUND Dachshund on Hwy. 274
in Altha, about one mile from caution
light. Call to ID. 850-272-7360 or
FOUND Old Basset Hound, found
on Leonard Varnum Road. Call to
1996 Jacobson Doublewide mobile
home, 28 x 60, CH/A, 4 bedroom, 2
bath with study, appliances and 2
porches included. Excellent condi-
tion. Must be moved. $30,000. Call
PETS FOR SALE
1 tan, female Chihuahua, $100; 1
cocoa, male Chihuahua, $125; red
male Dachshund, $125; 1 red female
Dachshund, $100. Call 674-9091.
Full blooded Pekingese. 3 girls, 3
boys, read to go Feb. 8. Will have
first shots and will be wormed, ask-
ing $300. Call 363-8178 or 379-
3066, ask for April.
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-
*PAINTING OR JUST NAME IT!
IN HOME CAREGIVER FOR
ELDERLY 24 hour home care serv-
ice, day or night shift. References
available. Over 20 years experience.
Wanted: Older compound bow with
recurved limbs, must be in great
shape, at a reasonable price. Call
Acreage Wanted: Under 5 acres in
Calhoun Co. and southern Jackson
County, under $25,000. Call 850-
Huge yard sale Saturday, Feb. 2,
from 8 a.m. 12 p.m. Girls clothes
(3T 12Y), men's clothing (XL &
2XL), and ladies clothing, handbags,
men's shoes, size 12; ladies shoes,
81/2 9; and girls shoes. Home fur-
nishings, kitchen products, books,
children's toys, Hwy. 71, just one
mile north of Rivertown Community
Church on Bob Guilford Rd. Call for
directions 674-7522. No Early Birds
and will Cancel is Raining.
M&W Self Storage
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
Calhoun County School Board
The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications
for the following position:
20 Hours Per Week
Custodial-Grounds Keeping Position
BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
*Terms of Employment: 12 months
* Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary Schedule
* Qualifications: Ability to perform assigned grounds-keeping
and custodial duties
* Applications are available at the office of the Superintendent
located in the Courthouse. Completed applications should
be returned to the School Board Office by 12:00 noon,
February 6, 2008.
* Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent or Duane Barber, Principal.
* Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Jan. 30, 2008
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prom set for
Dress up or come casual,
but get your tickets and don't
miss the Blountstown High
School alumni prom set for
Saturday, Feb, 23, at the W,T,
Neal Civic Center,
Tickets are $20 and avail-
able at Merle Norman,
Blountstown Drugs, or Golden
Pharmacy, All proceeds will
benefit the historic log cabin.
There will be live music, deli
cious food, and a cash ban.
Delano and Dolly Reed
K-9 teams selling smoked
chicken plates on Friday
Members of the Proceeds will assist the team in
traveling to a National
Manhunt Competition in Little
Please call Major Rodney
Smith at 643-1626 or the
Department at 674-5987 to
place your order. We will deliv-
S.O. K-9 team will be cooking
smoked chicken plates on the
corner of Highway 20 and 71
on February 1st. The plates
will consist of chicken, potato
salad, baked beans and bread.
Plates will be $6.00 each.
Pioneer Settlement will host free PBSfilm
series Thursday night at the Frink Gym
The Pioneer Settlement, in
conjunction with Point of View,
the PBS award winning docu-
mentary series, will present 2
films on Thursday, January 31,
at 7:00 p.m. in the Frink Gym.
"A Family Undertaking"
explores the growing home
funeral movement by following
several families in their most
intimate moments as they
reclaim the end of life, forgoing
a typical mortuary funeral to
care for their loved ones at
"Lomax the Songhunter" is
a documentary on Alan Lomax,
who devoted his life to record-
ing and finding the sources of
the world's early folk tunes.
Each film is 1 hour long.
This is a free event.
Donations will be accepted.
For more info, call 674-2777.
APARTMENT FIRE: The Blountstown Fire Department responded to
a call of a structure fire on Thursday, January 24, at Sutton Creek
Apartment 106. Fire department units were dispatched at 9:51 a.m.
and w)ire on scene in three minutes to find smoke coming from the
apartment. Blountstown firefighters made entry into the apartment
and found the kitchen area involved in fire. The fire is believed to
have started in the area of the stove. The apartment was rented to
Shanna Harmon. As is seen in the photo above, the kitchen area
was damaged by fire, but much of the occupant's belongings suf-
fered smoke damage.
The family of James 'Jim' C.
Pickron would like to express our
gratitude for the outpouring love and
support shown during the time of our
loss. The telephone calls, cards,
and beautiful flowers that were
received and the prayers and
thoughts expressed gave our family
comfort. A special thank you goes to
Tim Adams and Rev. David Odum
for a beautiful and wonderful service
in honoring Jim. We would also
like to thank the staff of Adams
Funeral Home for their efforts in
making the planning process a little
Words cannot .express our
appreciation. May God Bless each
and everyone who was with us.
The family of Jim Pickron
We want to thank everyone for
their concern, prayers, kind words,
phone calls, cards, visits, and gifts
during Michael's heart attack and
triple bypass surgery. A special
thanks to all of the churches who
requested prayer. And to the
Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. He
is home and doing well. Thank all
of you so much.
The Family of Michael Trickey
Wildcat basketball cont'd-
58% (21 of 36) of their shots
while the Gators only made 38%
(11 of 28).
Drew Brazell led the Wildcats
in scoring with 13 points along
with 6 rebounds and he rejected
a Gator's shot attempt. Josh
McIntosh drained 12 points in
the win. He had 7 rebounds, 2
assists, 2 steals, and he swatted
away a Gator's shot attempt.
Kevin Saldana pumped in 11
points and he had 4 rebounds.
Before he was injured, Cale
Chafin knocked down 8 points
(including a 3-pointer) along with
3 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.
Both Corde Beauchamp and
Ethan Byler added 4 points.
Corde pulled down 2 rebounds
along with an assist and a steal.
Ethan snagged a rebound and
was credited with a steal. Jake
Edenfield rounded out the scor-
ing by chipping in a deuce and he
snared a rebound.
ALTHA, JANUARY 25-
"One is the loneliest number...."
So goes a line from a 1970's tune.
But one is not a lonely num-
ber when you're playing your
county- rival for homecoming,
before a packed house, and you
walk away victorious!
This was the scene last Friday
night in. "The Den" when the jun-
ior varsity Blountstown Tigers
(7-8) tangled with the Wildcats
(10-6) and Altha came out on top
wvith a 34-33 overtime win.
It was knotted at 6 at the end
of the first quarter. Blountstown
was up by 3, 17-14, at the inter-
mission. They had a 5-point lead
over the Wildcats, 19-14, at the
end of three periods of play.
Corey Johnson was the Top
Cat in scoring with 12 points
along with a season-high, 5
rebounds and 3 steals. Ben
Willis connected with 8 points as
well as 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and
3 steals. Ethan Ellis found
money with 6 points and he had
another big block party with 3 on
the night as well as rebound.
Both Chuck Simmons and Jacob
Warner had 2 points in the con-
test. Chuck had 2 rebounds
along with 2 steals while Jacob
snagged a rebound.
Playing before a standing-
room only crowd (estimated at
600) and the #2 seed in the dis-
trict on the line, the varsity
Wildcats weren't about to let the
junior varsity steal their thunder.
And they didn't.
With under a minute to play,
Altha trailed Blountstown by 3
points. As Juan Alejos was bring-
ing the ball up the court he was
intentionally fouled. He stepped
to the free throw line and drained
2 of his 3 attempts bringing the
Wildcats to within a point, 52-51.
On the ensuing inbounds play,
the Wildcats lost the ball out of
bounds. But Blountstown gave
the ball back to the Altha on a
turnover. The ball was inbound-
ed to Josh McIntosh. From the
left wing he drove into the lane
but saw a Tiger ready to take a
charge. He put up a fade-away
jumper and with 4.2 seconds left
it rattled home., The Wildcats
(14-5; 5-3, 2-2A) and their fans
exploded onto the court celebrat-
ing their 5,3-52 homecoming vic-
Leading the Wildcats in scor-
ing was Drew Brazell with 19
points and 9 rebounds. Juan
Alejos and Josh McIntosh both
canned 11 points and each of
them drained a 3 pointer. Alejos
had 2 assists and a rebound while
McIntosh cleared 5 rebounds,
posted 3 assists, and a steal.
Corde Beauchamp was good for 7
points and 3 rebounds. Kevin
Saldana put up 6 points, pulled
down 7 rebounds, had an assist
and he blocked a Tiger's shot
attempt. Ethan Byler knocked
down his first 3-pointer of the
season along with 3 rebounds.
Jake Edenfield chipped in a free
throw and he was credited with a
In this last week of regular
season play, the Wildcats will
travel to Bonifay tomorrow
(Thursday) to take on the
Holmes County Blue Devils.
The JV action will get underway
at 6:00 p.m. (CT) and the varsity
is slated for a 7:30 p.m. (CT).
They'll cross the Big River this
Friday to face the Liberty County
Bulldogs. The junior vatsity
game starts at 5:00 p.m. (CT)
and the varsity teams tip-off at
6:30 p.m. (CT).
Next week the District 2-2A
tournament begins in
Blountstown. On Tuesday,
February 8 the #4 seed
Blountstown Tigers will take on
the #5 seed Bozeman Bucks in a
quarterfinal game at 7:00 p.m.
(CT). Semi-final action takes
place on Friday, February 8,
when the #2 seed Altha Wildcats
will square off against the #3
seed Cottondale Hornets at 6:00
p.m. (CT). That game will be
followed by the #1 seed Sneads
Pirates taking on the winner of
the Blountstown / Bozeman
game at 7:30 p.m. (CT). The
championship game will be
played on Saturday, February 9
at 7:00 p.m. (CT).
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