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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: County record
Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: April 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Coordinates: 30.443056 x -85.045278 ( Place of Publication )
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Preceded by: Calhoun County times (Altha, Fla.)

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ing the weapon to school. He
insisted it was never loaded
and said he did not think the
gun would fire.
The school has a zero toler-
ance policy for weapons. The
boy was suspended and later
expelled by the School Board.
After his arrest, he was placed
in a juvenile. detention facilt
and has since been released.
Principal Taylor, who said
the boy makes good grades and
is typically a fine student,
remarked, "Hopefully he can
learn from this mistake and
come out stronger."


News Editor
A Blountstown man who
was slightly injured in a singe
vehicle crash on SR 71 South
Last '11xesday vented his anger
on a Calhoun County Sheriff's
deputy and landed behind bars.
Michael D. Ward, 40, was
charged with battery on a law
enforcement officer.
According to the Calhoun'
County Sheriff's Office, Dep.
Bliss Moreau responded to the
crash around 5:22 p.m. involy-
ing a vehicle that ran' off the
road, traveled down a steep
ditch and stopped just three
inches shy of a utility pole.
Ward was reportedly the back-
seat passenger in the car that
was driven by Kristeri Smith,
37. Donna Coronia, 41, was the
front seat passenger. Although
an ambulance crew was on the
scene, the trio reportedly
refused medical treatment.
ward, who was intoxicated,
became angry when one of the
women poured out a bottle of
Lord Calvert. After causing a
disturbance, he was taken into
custody then allegedly threat-
ened Dep. Moreau. ~Upon
being escorted in the jail, he
reportedly struck Dep. Moreau
in his right side, caused h to
screamed that he needed med-
ical attention. EMS treated
Weird for a head injury.

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retrieved the gun from his lock-
er, placed it in the front waist
band of his 'pants, and con-
cealed it with his jacket. He
then walked over to the skating
area at 4-Mile Creek Park and
folded the gun inside his jacket.
Hte was later picked up by his
mother who had no knowledge
at that time the gun was in his
However, the following
morning, the boy's mother
realized the gun was not in the
house. She called the school
around 9 a.m. and asked to
speak with her son. She

expressed concerns to him
about orie of his friends possi-
bly taking the weapon.. At this
point, the boy confessed that
he had removed it from his
stepfather's sock drawer. The
mother told him she was on hqr
way to the school.
Meanwhile, Principal
Darryl Taylor, Jr., who had
overheard the phone conversa-
tion, questioned the boy about
the gun. He initially denied
ever bringing it on campus.
After other students were
questioned, the boy changed
his story and admitted to bring-

News Editor
'llaring on the television
and hearing a report of a child
showing up at school with a
weapon is common these days,
but not .here in Calhoun
County. However, that is exact-
ly what happened recently at
the typically quiet Carr K-8
School in Clarksville. -
The County Record learned
this week about an incident
that occurred March 20 and
ended in the arrest of an eighth
grade boy charged with posses-

sion' of a firearm on school
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office, the
boy admitted to concealing a .9
mm handguns in his jacket as he
climbed aboard his school bus
around 6:30 a.m. Once on
campus, he said he placed the
gun in his locker and kept a
single .9 mm round in his pock-
et, showing it to several stu-
dents at his lunch table. During
the day, he reportedly opened
his locker so students could see
the gun. At the end of the
school day, he allegedly

News Editor
A Cottondale man
fortunate to sustain
minor injuries
after crashingha

Chipola River
Bridgene dl s;

morning.n is
Johnson, 60, was
treated and
released from

injuries following
the accident that
do lay d cto fi
horirs on SR 20.
According to ,I
the Florida
Highway Patrol, i
Johnson was 4
behind the whee0 Th
of a ~2 yo
Freightliner trac- bu
tor trailer he~ad- Ta
ed eastbound on r
SR 20 around

5:30 a.m. As he crossed the
Chipola River Bridge, an
unidentified car in the west-

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e Blountstown Police Dept, taught
ungsters a lesson in dealing with
lilies and avoiding gangs. Sgt. Fred
nner shows off one of the bags kids
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News Edinf

'11o: new candidates
stepped forward this week
announcing plans to seek
Becky mickeyy S hth filed
her letter of intent to run for
the Tax Collector's seat in
Calhoun County. Smith will
face incumbent Doris Burkett,
along with Royce Gene Wise,
all Democrats, in the primary
election Aug. 26. The winner
will go up against Kenneth R.
"Shep" Sheppard who is run-
ning as a Republican.
In the County Comirission
District 3 race, Wanda Abbott
Chason, a Democrat, has
thrown her hat mnto the rmng.
She will face incumbent Jeral
SR. Hall, Sr. and Steve Johnson
in the first primary.

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'Grease' was the word in
downtown Blountstown
~ )Thursday night at the
;;.~.~:?Main Street Movie on the
Square. Wakulla Bank
President Vicki Montford
(pictured of left with Tony
Money) took the grand
prize in the costurne con-
test. Around 300 folkS
gathered on the lawn of
Magnolia Square for the
CIOSSIC movie `Grease
Starring John TravoltO
and Olivia Newton-John.
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left England in 1997. They have traveled into India, through
Iran and Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Peru,
performing do cities along the way. Their mode of transportation
is a 1962 Bristol Lowdecker with a 6 cylinder garden diesel.
Whenever they run out of road, the bus is shipped to their next
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The Farm Service Agency
has funding to assist beginning
farmers and or members of
socially disadvantaged groups
to finance agricultural enter-
prises. Under these designated
farm loan programs, FSA can
provide financing to eligible
applicants through either direct
or guaranteed loans. FSA
defines a beginning farmer as a
person who:
*Has operated a farm for
not more that 10 years
*Will materially and sub-
stantially participate in the
operation of the farm
*Agrees to participate in a
loan assessment, borrower
training and financial manage-
ment program sponsored by
*Does not own a farm in
excess of 30 percent of the
county's average size.
Each member of an entity
must meet the eligibility
requirements. Loan approval is
not guaranteed.
Additional program informa-
tion, loan applications, and
other materials are available
from Birdie Perkins (850) 526-
2610 Ext. 2
Direct and Guaranteed
Loans -

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The Farm Service Agency is
committed to providing family
farmers with loans to meet their
farm credit needs. If you are
having trouble getting the cred-
it you need for your farm, or
regularly borrow from FSA,
direct and guaranteed loans are
available now.
Ask your lender about an
FSA loan guarantee if you've
had a setback and your lender
is reluctant to extend or renew
your loan.
Loan funds can be made
available. Producers are
encouraged to apply early so
that a loan can be processed
and funded in a timely manner,
Most of our loan programs
have special funding available
for minority, female and begin-
ning farmers.
FSA employees will help
you complete the necessary
application and other forms,
and help you understand what
. information is required, where
to find it or who to contact to
get it. To find out more about
FSA loan programs, contact
Birdie Perkins (850-526-2610
Ext. 2).
Rural Youth Loans
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) makes operating
loans to individual rural youths
age 10 through 20 to establish
and operate income producing
projects. These projects` must
be of modest size and be initiat-
ed, developed, carried out by
rural youths participating in 4-
H Clubs, FFA, or a similar
organization or with a vocation-
al teacher or county extension
agent. The project must be an
organized and supervised pro-
gram of work. It must be
planned and operated with the
assistance of the organization
advisor, produce sufficient
income to repay the loan, and
provide the youth with practical
business and educational expe-
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BFD receives new gear

thanks to $36,000 grant

The Blountstown Fire Department has taken delivery of new protective
firefighting clothing for each of its firefighters. The new gear, known as
turnout gear, was purchased through on Assistance to Firefighters Grant
and the Department of Homeland Security and includes helmets, coats,
pants, boots, gloves and a protective hood. This grant, at just over
$36,000, dlso funded a washer and dryer to maintain the new gear.
"This particular gear offers the best protection available by utilizing the
latest in firefighting technologies," says Chief Ben Holl. "Homeland
Security and the Assistance to Firefighter's Grant program have been
good to us. Since 2003, we've been awarded funds for 'jaws of life' type
rescue tools, a thermal imaging camera, breathingaqpparatus and a fil-
ii16 .station and nowv brand new hea~d to toe turnout Sear. .
~Pictured are ftiture B~l brefighters (frodjyindReagen-HalI doing a lit-
tidiPfit testing' for the future.

Torreya Garden Club

learns about recycling

The County Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Page 3

ribbon cutting arid be open to
the public. So come out and
celebrate the restoration of an
important part of Calhoun
County history.
You are also invited to par-
ticipate as a vendor. Booths are
10ft. x 10ft., and cost is $10.00
each. There are a limited num-
ber of booths with electricity for
$15.00 each. We are also look-
ing for owners of pre-1972 clas-
sic and antique cars who would
be interested in displaying their
cars that day.
For more information and an
application contact Ms.
Adrienne Wood at 674-4698 or
'Applications are also available
at the Co~unty Extension office

Step on board as the First
Annual "Depot Day" celebra-
tion rolls into Blountstown on
Saturday May 3. Activities
start at the Depot at 9:00 a.m.
c.s.t., hosted by the
Blountstown Historic
Preservation Committee and
the Calhoun County History
Project. This day will be full of
entertainment for the whole
family. Musical performances
by area artists, arts and crafts
vendors, food vendors, antique
cars and more await visitors for
this celebration on the grounds
of the restored M&B railroad
The day will kick off with a
"Dash to the Depot" sponsored
by the Calhoun County Health
Department. This walk and

bike ride will start at both ends
of the Blountstown Greenway
(Sam Atkins Park and the
Blountstown River landing),

and end at the Depot. The
Dash will start at 8:00 AM c.s.t.
with free t-shirts for partici-
pants. The Depot will have a


Torreya Garden Club mem-
bers had a busy evening with
a focus on recycling when
they met Monday, April 7, at
the county Extension Building.
Pres. Sandra Parrish welcomed
everyone warmly.
Alice Williford gave the
Devotions "I believe in the
sun even when it doesn't shine.
I believe in love even when it is
not shown. I believe in God
even when He does not speak."
She closed with a prayer and
the blessing. .
James Williford led the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Refreshments were .served
by Hosts Bob and Alice
Minnick. The table, covered
with a charming floral cloth,
displayed a lovely vase of flow-
ers and platters of sandwiches,
fruit, fancy sweets, and nuts.
Recycled: tablelt - formerly
a wallcovering and food some
of the tasty treats were left from
a bridal shower.
Next, Sandra presented
guests speaker, Miss Judy
Ludlow, Calhoun County
Extension Director, who gave
an informative talk on
Recycling. She also distributed
detailed handouts on Recycling.
I suggest of eick up "Te

tains pages of information!
I'd likr to mention several
items about the Calhoun
County Recycling Program.
The County recycles: (1)
720,000 pounds of cardboard/
year 360 tons, (2) 9600
pounds alumimim,/year -.5
tons, (3) 163,000 pounds news-
paper/year 82 tons, and (4)
14,000 pounds plastic/year 7
tons. Be sure to pick up the
handout for ideas on Recycling
that you should be doing.
Thank you, Miss Ludlow, for
the excellent program.
The group elected 2008-
2009 Officers: President -
Sandra Parrish, 1st VR! Mary
Alice Minnick, 2nd, V.P.-
Aileen McQuagge, Secretary -
R~obert Minnick, Treasu rey,
Parliamentarian -Doris
TIraylor, and Chaplain Alice
Williford. Recycled 4 former
officers, 2 new officers: 1st V.E! -
Mary Alice Minnick and

Parliamentary Doris 'Iaylor
(instead of 1st VTP).
Mary Alice Minnick named
the Yard-of-the-Month for April
-Latrell White, 17993
Highway 71N, Blountstown,
(seasonal blooms of. white for-
mosa azaleas, lavender wiste-
ria, and old-fa.shioned..amaryl-
lis). The G ~round's-of-the-
*Month went to First Baptist
Church, 17091 South Main.
Street, Blountstown, (seasonal
plantings of Sweet William,~ a
variety of pink in the carnation
Sandra announced the
District II meeting will be held
in Panacea May 8. Each,
attendee is asked to wear a dec-
orated hat and participate in a
Hat Contest.
The members decided to gift
each doctors office with a bou-
quet of flowers in honor of
National Doctors Day March
Parthenon Healthcare .and
the Rehab Center will receive
flowers in April Nurses Day.
National Hospital.Week will
be observed in May.
The next meeting will be a
Covered Dish Dinner at the
home of Sandra Parrish May

Quilt Show to

be held May 3

at Settlement
The Stitches in Time, Past
and' Present Quilt Show will be
held on Saturday, May 3rd.
This annual event will take
place from 9:00 a.m. 3:00
p.m. CT in the Frink
Gymnasium located at the
Panhandle Pioneer,Settlement.
If you have a quilt you would
like to exhibit at this event,
please contact Susan Warren at
674-2254 or Linda Smith at



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Michelle Frith named 'Outstanding Junior of the Year
Michelle Frith, a 2005 Blountstown High School graduate, was
chosen by the FSU College of Communication Disorders as the
Outstanding Junior of the Year and was honored at a reception on
April 7. Michelle is the daughter of Peggy Clemons Frith of
Clarksville, Florida, and Jerry L. Frith of Perry, Florida

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Congressman Boyd and Chamber P~resident and CEO Tonf:-
Donohue at the Chamber's "Spirit of Enterprise" award reception orf:.
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February 5th, at Shands in
Jacksonville, FL. She weighed 4
pounds, 8 ounces, and was 17
inches long.
Paternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Cynthia Aultman.
Maternal grandparents are Bill
and the late Lisia Neel. Her great
grandparents are Bill Ayers and
the late Kay Ayers, Kenneth and
Katherine Walsh and Ruth Neel,
She was welcomed home by
her two brothers, Alex, 10 years :
old, and' Kaydon~ 16 months
ol.d. Shie is alreadly spoiled by
being rocked and held by her
family, especially ~by great
granddaddy Bill.

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Sunday, Apr. 27
The descendants of John,
Frank, and Jimmy Vickery will
hold their 55th Annual Family
Reunion on Sunday, April 27th
at the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown. All
rlative ad fr eds arnvited
ad en o raged tn a tn.
Registration will begin at
10:30 a.m. and lunch will be
served around 12:30. Please
bring a covered dish lunch and
your favorite soft diink. Paper
goods and ice will be furnished.
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Friday, ~April 25th, entertain-
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Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) received the
"Spirit of Enterprise" award
Thursday from the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce for his
strong support of pro-economic
growth legislation in the first
session of the 110th Congress.
"It is such an honor to
receive this award from the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce,"
said Congressman Boyd. "The
federal government can play a
meaningful role in providing
economic opportunities for our
businesses. I am proud to work
with the U.S. Chamber and the
local chambers in North Florida
to promote more economic
growth in our communities."
The Chamber's "Spirit of
Enterprise" award is given
~annually to members of
Congress based on rankings it
gives for key business votes.
The votes counted by the
Chamber in 2007 included the
extension of the federal back-
stop for terrorism risk insurance
and the passage of critical water
resources legislation to facilitate
the nation's waterways and
ports and to authorize funding
for Everglades restoration.

"Representative Boyd has
proven to be an effective ally to
the business community, sup-
porting legislation that helps
grow the economy and creates
new jobs for hardworking
Americans," said Tom
Donohue, Chamber President
and CEO. "The Chamber is
grateful for Allen's commitment
to these important issues and is
proud to present him with this
"Our communities are
stronger because of the work
and dedication of. the local
chambers and their member-
ship," stated Boyd. "I will con-
tinue to work in Congress to
'support our chambers and the
issues that are important to the
economic development of North
Chamber-designated "key
votes" are recorded floor votes
on issues established as priori-
ties by the Chamber's board of
directors and on which the
Chamber communicates its
position prior to the vote.
Members of Congress who sup-
port the Chamnber's position on
at least 70 percent of key votes
receive the "Spirit of
Enterprise" award.

On Saturday, April 19,
Congressman Allen Boyd~ (D-
North Florida) will host his
annual Military Academy Day.
High school freshmen, sopho-
mores, and juniors who are
interested in attending one of
the U.S. military academies
and those students who would
like to learn more about ROTC
scholarships are encouraged to
attend. As part of the military
academy application process,
students are required to have a
congressional nomination sub-
mitted on their behalf.
Congressman Boyd and
members of his staff will be
joinedofby rpese c ats e o
U.S. Military Academy (West
Point), Naval Academy, Air


A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North
Florida) staff will be visiting
Blountstown on the fourth
Thursday of every month so
that the .people of Calhoun
.County have the opportunity to
discuss issues of concern.
The next irisit is set for
Thursday, April 2;4, from 9:30
11:00 'am CDT at the
Calhoun County Courthouse in
Blountstown. .
Congressman Boyd's staff is
trained to assist constituents
with a variety of issues relating
to various federal agencies. It
is important to Congressman
Boyd that his staff is available
for those who are not able to
travel to either his Panama
City or Th11ahassee office.

Force Academy, Merchant
Marine Academy, and Coast
Guard Academy.
Representatives from the
ROTC units of Florida State
University, Florida A & M
University, and the University
of Floride also will be in atten-
The event is free and open
to students and parents who are
interested in learning more
about our nation's military
academies, requirements for
admission, and the appoint-
ment process. For more infor-
mation about Military
Academy Day, please contact
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on basic police standards."
Not only are the Iraqi police
glad to have the support of the
former American officers, the
public is equally welcoming.
"When David has asked
people how they feel about
them being there, they tell
See DAVID CREAMER, page 16

News Editor
Any cop will tell you, when-
ever they get a call, they are
prepared to face a dangerous
situation. A perpetrator in a
domestic violence case can turn
on the responding officer. A sim-
ple traffic stop can lead to a
;gunfire exchange. Anything can
happen. And a cop is trained to
prepare for the worst.
However, dodging landmines
isn't exactly one of the scenarios
an ordinary police officer can
expect, but when you're a cop
in Iraq, that's part of the daily

Former Blountstown Police
Officer David Creamer, who has
been hired to train Iraqi police
in Saddam Hussein's home-
town, has been witnessing a
whole new side of law enforce-
For the past four months,
David has been working side by
side with Iraqi police and officer
trainees, giving advice, mentor-
ing, and teaching them every-
thing from basic patrol tech-
niques to crime scene investiga-
tion and hiow to conduct vehicle
checkpoints. After a month at
home, he left on 'Iesday for

another stint in Northern Iraq
in the town where Sitddam was
captured while hiding in a spi-
der hole.
"David says the Iraqi police
are really eager to learn, they
just haven't been taught a lot,"
his wife, Lisa, tells The County
Record. "He has helped set up
police academies to train them

ATTENTION Calhoun and
Liberty counties The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints is conducting family
history workshop for those with
an interest in. getting started on
their Family 'Ikee research.
The workshop will be held on
Saturday, April 26, from 10:00

a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (ET) (9:00
- 12:00 CT) at the LDS Church
in Bristol. Refreshments will be

David Creamer, a former BPD officer, has been training police in
Iraq for the past four months. He is shown above (left) with Col.
r evilO North.

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sponsor preschool screenings to
identify three and four year old
children with special needs that
are not already enrolled in pub-
lic school. The screening
'schedule is as follows: April
29th at Carr School, April 30th
at Altha School, and May- 2nd
at Blountstown Elementary.
The child's parent or legal
guardian must provide permis-
sion for the child to participate
in the screening. Screening
are by appointment only and
may be scheduled by calling

Rick Bender teamed up with
the Liberty County Hea Ith
Department last week to speak
to area schools. Bender, 0
semi-pro ball player, lost 0
third of his tongue, half of hiS
jaw, and all of the flesh con-
necting the right side of hiS
neck with the rest of his body
as a result of chewing tobacco.
"I fell victim to a combinO.
tion of three things peer pres-
sure, a love of baseball, and
tobacco company ads,,",says
He spoke to the students in
three different assemblies
including Liberly High School,
Tolor Middle School and
Hosford School regarding his
own life experience with spit
tobacco. He also talked with
the students regarding the fact
that spit tobacco bs not safer
than s~moking.


~ound lane was near the center
line and he moved to the right
to avoid the vehicle. As he
ceased over, the right side tires of
liis semi struck thle curb and
ejpd cap of the guard rail, caus-

ing the tractor to snap to the
right. The right front of his
truck hit the guard rail,
rebounded, and left the road-
way, traveling down a steep
embankment and striking a

The second vehicle was not
FHP 'Ikooper Larry Battle
investigated. No charges were

Former Blountstowtn Police Of~ficer...

David Creamer training Iraqi police

~LDS Church to host

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Semi crash continued

Wildcats defeat Wewta, Cottondale

Altha will host district

tournament next week

District Tournament Schedule
,,The Cotton Patch will be the host site of this year s Drstrict 2-2A
Baseball Tournament th~al Is set for April 21-24 The schedule will be
Gs follows.
Monday, April 21. 600 pm. (t),. #5 Cottondale v. #4
Tuesday. April 22, 4 00 p.m. (CT), #3 Sneods v #2 Altho.
Tuesday, April 22. 7:00 p m. (CT), #4 Cottondale or #5
Blounistown winner v # 1 Bozeman:
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p m. (CT). District 2-2A Championship
The entrance fee for the district toumoament will be $5.00 per per-
son per day as set by the Florido High School Ath~letic Associallon
(FHSAA). Only FHSAA passes will be recognized at Ihe district tour-
The Altha Baseball boosters will serve catfish fillet plates of
Tuesday's Sneads v. Altho baseball game for $6 Along with two
large catfish filets the plates will also Include- coleslaw, baked beans,
hushpuppres, and a dnnk. The plates will be ready for the 4 p m (CT)
game. Put on your purple and gold and enjoy a great baseball game
along with~ a. piplng-hot coffish filet plate as youl cheer on the
"The C~onn Patch" Is located on Fuqua Clrcle in Altho.
For more information contact coach Arillur Fourot of Altheo Public
School. The telephone nurnber Is 762-3121.

C~arr holds annual track meet

Conyers team is undefeated

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The County Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Page 6

Scot SlgHS WI h Okaloosa-Walton

Tod Scott, a senior pitcher at Altha High School, inked a full baseball scholarship with Okaloosa-Walton
Community College last Monday, April 7 in Altha High's Media Center. As a member of Head Coach Arthur
Fourot's varsity starting pitching rotation for the last five years, Tod is the first Wildcat to ever sign a baseball
scholarship .
According to,
~. the right-hander presently is sev-
j enth in the nation with 87 strike-
: 'I Iouts. For the Wildcats this season
f -L Ihe owns a record of seven wins,
3 r Ione loss, and one save. Tod has
thrown five complete games'
hurled three shutouts, owns a no-
hitter, and has a .987 earned run
Present at Tad's signing last
ii .Monday were his parents, William
and Donna Scott; his brothers, Sky
and Max Scott, his grandparents'
Edna Lord of Altha and John F. and
Wandis Scott of Marianna. Other
relatives, school officials Principal
j~R IRonnie Hond, Assistant Principal
Ladona Kelley, Superintendent of
a ~Schools, Mary Sue Neves and
Assistant Superintendent Greg
Jones, as well as Coach Arthur
Fourot, Tod's teammates, teachers
and friends were also in atten-


Last week the Altha
Wildcats completed their last
regular season home stand' by
sweeping the Wewahitdika
Gators and the Cottondale
Hornets. *
Perhaps the memory of the two
seasons ago was still fresh in his
mind only this time he was not
going to let the opportunity at
hand slip through is fingers.
As a sophomore Noah Byler
stepped mnto the batters' box
with an opportunity to tie or
win the 2A quarter regional
game. The Wildcats were down
5-4 but there were runners at
second and third with two outs.
A line drive would tie it and a
homeT-un would win it. But it
was not to be as Byler ground-
ed out to the shortstop to end
the game and Altha's season.
But now a .seasoned senior
Noah Byler's wip'ed away that
memory with his fourth home-
run of the season--a solo shot
over the left field fence in the
bottom of the eighth inning to
give the Wildcats (17-5; 5-2, 2-
2A) a 4-3 win. The win gave
Altha their first-ever sweep of
the Gators. (They shelled them
12-0 in five innings on
February 22.)
Wews (8-11) scored the first
run of ,the game in the second
innmg Wildcats responded
with a run of their own in the
third. With one out Josh
McIntosh reached on an error
by the second baseman. Tad
Scott was awarded first base
after being hit by the pitch and
McIntosh moved to second.
,Jake Edenfield singled to right

centerfield to score McIntosh.
The Gators went back on top
3-1 in the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning Altha tied
the game, 3-3. Cale Chafin
drew a leadoffwalkt. Juan Alejos
grounded out to the third base-
man, advancing Chafin to sec-
ond base. Then Josh McIntosh
banged his seventh double of
the season to right centerfield to
plate Chafin. Tad Scott fol-
lowed with a single of his own to
left field to score McIntosh.
Although he didn't get the
win, Wildcats pitcher Cale
Chafin (2-2, 3.73 ERA) did had
a season-high 11 strikeouts and
kept the~ Gators off the score-
board until Keith Kirkpatrick .

relieved him in the 6th inning.
Kirkpatrick (7-2, .808 ERA)
allowed only 2 hits and sat
down 4 Gators to give the
Wildcats an opportunity to win
the game.
And one opportunity was all
Noah Byler was looking for.
With one out Noah Byler left no
doubt about the Wildcats sev-
enteenth win of the season.
Having taken the first pitch for
a strike, Gators' pitcher Tyler
Bush made 'a mistake and
threw what Byler was looking
for--a fastball that Byler jacked
over the scoreboard.
In their 27 at bats the


Carr School held its local track meet for students in grades 6-8
Thursday, April 10th, and for students in grades K-5 on Friday, April
11th. The boys and girls competed in several events. This gives stu-
dents on opportunity to participate in either the countywide elementary or
middle school meet on May 8-9 at Sam Atkins Park. Pictured are the girls
in grades 3-5 preparing to compete in the 600 yard run.


Liberty Davie 1Major League

Liberty County's Dixie
Major Conyers Flooring base-
ball team continued their unde-
feated ways with a 10-0 win
over TEC Thursday night at
Memorial Field.
Charles Morris had a home
run and a double for Conyers
and scored three runs.

Seminole Club

will host golf

The 2008 Panhandle
Seminole Club's Annual Golf
Tournament will be held
Thursday, April 17, at the
be u nful In an aSp ing eoIf

your friends and fellow
Seminoles on the links for a
great afternoon of golf to again
raise scholarship funds for local
FSU students. This tourna-
ment, along with another
fundraiser, has helped provide
$20,000 over the past five
years to deserving local stu-
Registration and warm-up
will begin at 11:00 a.m. CST
with the shotgun start at 12:00
noon for this four-man scram-
ble event. .
For more information call
Indian Springs Golf Club,
Charlene BeeBe, 482-8787 or
Roy Baker, (850) 526-4005 or

Hayden Swier poked a pair
of hits, and William Hosford
scored two runs for the winners.
Chris Lynn and Munroe
Hinson slapped hits for TEC.
Conyers and TEC met

'Iesday night in a game and
both will play double headers at
Sneads beginning at 10 am
Saturday morning.
B "th teams 1 21 be ine ac n
Blountstown Cardinals play
TEC at Memorial Park and
Conyers goes to Blountstown
'sor a game against teedBr ves.
6:30 pm start.

Liebt Dexte

POnytails open

their season

Bennett White and Richard
Riles, coaches of Johnson's
Heating and Air Dixie Gnirls
Ponytails softball team felt good
about their team's effort in their
opening game against Sneads
last Thursday night. Sneads
rallied to take an 11-10 win in
the game.
The Johnson's Heating and
Air team played in Marianna
on Saturday, April 12 and host-
ed Sneads at Memorial Park on
'Ibesday, April 15. They will
host Marianna Kawanis on
Monday, April, 21 at 7pm at
Memorial Park.

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Altha High School's Gary
Chew, Tony Golden, and John
Tedesco will be competing in
the 2008 boys weightlifting
state finals this Friday.~
Chew and Golden both enter
the meet ranked first, while
Tedesco earned a wild card fin-
ishing second in the 238 pound
::eigh --s nscto .C
lifters in the 139 pound weight
class. His 520 pound total cur-
rently has him .30 pounds
ahead of second place. If things
go well for Chew, he may
attempt to break the state
record for the clean and jerk in
the 139 pound class. The
record is 285. Gary qualified
with a 275 clean and jerk and
has cleaned 290 before.
Things are a little tighter in
the 154 pound weight class
where Tony Golden will
attempt to win gold. Golden is
only 5 pounds in front of second
place. Golden is capable of
more than his qualifying total.
He has yet to reach his poten-
tial at a meet this year, and will
need to do just that Friday, if he
wants to join Ashlee Cain, John
Alday, and Michael Mills as
AHS state champions.
Senior John Tedesco will
als: ::::ometin Frday ne n
tion 2 and received an at large
birth to the state final. John
has continued to improve, and
seems to be peaking at the right
time. 'Ibdesco is one of the
hardest working boys on the
team and that hard work has
paid off.
Results from the meet will
be in next week's paper

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The County Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Page 7

Calhoun County's Dixie
Youth Barseball League iS
in fUll Swing at Sam Atkins
Park. If you enjoy a good
baseball game, you can
find one at the park most
Ony OfternOOn.
Above, Malac Johnson
160ches for the ball as Cy
Barton slides toward the
At left, Chosen Roulhac
tags runner Bryson Horne
as he prepares to slide.


Ed Softball 'Iburnament. It will '
be a fun-filled day with games
for kids and a homerun derby.
There will be plenty of food and
drinks as well. Bring your lawn
chairs and enjoy the day! AH
proceeds will benefit Altha
High School's Project
Graduation. For more informa-
tion contact 762-8657. GO

Wildcats had 5 hits, 2 earned
runs and they left 5 men on
base. Wewa had only 3 hits in
their 26 plate appearances that
'resulted in just one earned run,
and they stranded 6 base run-
ners. Also, Jake Edenfield,
. Keith Kirkpatrick and Tad
Scott were 1 for 3 on the night.
Kirkpatrick had a double while
both Edenfield and Scott picked
up a RBI. Josh McIntosh dou-
bled in his 4 at bats, scored
twice and was credited with a
AL;THA, APRIL 8--In took
them only 1:20 minutes to do
what no other Wildcat baseball
team had ever done.
It was even sweeter that on
"Senior Night" Altha's nine
seniors posted their best record
~ever, 18-5 (last year they fin-
ished 17-9), with their 15-2 win
over the Cottondale Hornets (6-
13; 0-7, 2-2A). Also, it was the
Eighth time this season they had
run-ruled a team. Six times
this season the Wildcats (18-5;
6-2, 2-2A) have scored ten or
more runs in five innings (also
an Altha record).
Wildcats' knuckleballer
Tony Golden (1-0; 4.42 ERA)
gave up 2 runs in the first
inning before settling in and set-
ting the Hornets. down in order
the rest of the game.
Altha responded to
Cottondale's 2 runs with 2 of
their own in their opening
frame. Leadoff batter Josh
McIntosh doubled to left cen-
terfield then stole third base.
Tad Scott flied out to left field.
Noah Byler singled through the
left side of the infield to score
McIntosh. Keith Kirkpatrick
flied out to left field. Gary
Chew sent his first double of the
season back through the b~ox to
score Noah.
The Wildcats went up by a
5-2 margin in the third inning.
Josh McIntosh led off with a
single to right field and recorded
his eighth stolen base on the
season by swiping second base.
Tad Scott struck out looking
.and Noah Byler grounded out
to the third baseman. Keith
Kirkpatrick reached on an
infield single to the right side
and McIntosh moved to third
base. Kirkpatrick advanced to
second on the catcher's indiffer-
ence. Gary Chew made his
way to first after being hit by a
pitch. Josh Warner singled to
right field to plate McIntosh
and Kirkpatrick. Gary moved
to second base on the play and
stole third base. He scored on a
fielding error by the catcher
Altha ended the game with a
10-run fourth inning. Juan
Alejos reached after being hit
by a pitch. Tony Golden
reached on a single to the left
side. Alejos advanced to third
base on the catcher's indiffer-
ence. Josh McIntosh singled to
the left side, scoring Alejos, and
Golden moved to second base.
Golden stole third base and
scored on a fielding error by the
third baseman. Tad Scott toast-
ed the centerfielder with double
line drive over his head that
plated McIntosh. Noah Byler
followed with a double of his
own to right field that brought
Scott across the dish. Keith
Kirkpatrick walked. Gary
Chew's single to left field

loaded the bases. Noah scored
on a throwing error by the first
baseman. Josh Warner collect-
ed his third RBI of the game
after he reached on a fielder's
choice and Kirkpatrick scored
on the play. Cale Chafin was
issued a walk and picked up a
RBI when Chew touched home
plate. With the bases juiced
senior baler Tony Golden
launched his first-ever grand
slam over the left field fence to.
give the Wildcats their historic
15-2 win.
On the night Altha collected
13 hits in 26 at bats that result-
ed in 12 earned runs. They left
4 men on base and struck ~out
only 5 times. Cottondale was
held to just 2 hits in 16 plate
Golden fanned just 2 batters
but the Wildcats defense played
lights out behind him. Senior
right fielder Josh Warner had
the web gem of the game--a
fifth inning running catch of a
pop fly that was tailing away
from him in foul territory.
Altha's seniors put ,on a hit-
ting clinic in their last regular
season home game. Josh
McIntosh had a perfect night by
going 4 for 4 at the plate
(including a double), scored 3
runs, stole 2 bases and he had a
RBI. Three Wildcats--Gary
Chew, Tony Golden, and Noah
Byler--were 2 for 3 in the
game. With his. granny Golden
collected 4 RBIs, scored twice.
and he stole a base. Gary dou-
bled, scored 2 runs, had a RBI,
and he stole a base. Noah dou-
bled, scored 2 runs, and was
credited with 2 RBIs, Keith
Kirkpatrick singled in his 2
plate appearances and touched
'the dish twice. Josh Warner sin-
gled in his 3 at bats, scored once
- and he was responsible for 3
The Wildcats wrap up the
regular season tomorrow
(Thursday) when they take on
the Holmes County Blue Devils
in Bonifay. The first pitch is
scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (CT).
As a result of beating
Cottondale the Wildcats are the
#2 seed in District 2-2A for the
second consecutive year. They
.will host the district tournament
and face the #3 seed Sneads
Pirates next 'Ibesday at 4:00
p.m. (CT). On Saturday May 3
"The Cotton Patch" will be the
sight of the Altha Alumni Co-

Pitching camp

at Chipola to

be held in June
Chipola Baseballi Coach Jeff
Johnson will offer a special
camp for young pitchers (ages
8-12) on June 9 and 10 and one
for pitchers ages 13-18 on June
11 and 12.
The individualized camps
will focus on the finer points of
pitching. A limited number of
applicants will be accepted.
Please pre-register.
The camp will meet at the
Chipola Field from 9 a.m. to
Noon both days. Cost is $100.
Accident insurance coverage
is included in the camp tuition.
Contact Johnson at (850)

Wildcat lifters prepare

for Friday's state meet

Dixie Youth baseball in action




(~i~ C~RR SCH001 NEWS]

School at 674-5395. It is high-
ly recommended that you call to
schedule an appointment to

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The County Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Page 8

HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION: Twenty-one Blountstown High School students were inducted into the National
Honor Society on Wednesday, April 2. This prestigious accomplishment requires a 3.5 GPA. At the ceremony,
BHS graduate Bart Nichols served as a guest speaker. After being initiated, the students and guests were wel-
comed to enjoy refreshments in the Media Center. Congratulations to all the students who were honored, includ-
ing Kelley Wood, Allison Wrobleski, Cindy Tang, Maria Trejo, Laura Stolizfus, Kayla Shuler, Valerie States'
Allison Slongo, Hellena Johnson, Cherie Hires, Jessica Collier, Hiro Farooqi, Virginia Baker, Aubrey Thorpe,
Michael Leonard, Joson. Money, Ashley Adams, Tarak Amin, Stafford Dowson, Aaron Daniels, and Alex Deason.
Written By: Meogon Parrish

DCT banquet, freshmen

Orientation held at BHS

By Harlea Perdue and Erik
On Friday, April 4, the 8th
graders from BMS and Carr
Middle School were present at
Blountstown High for our annu-
al Freshmen Orientation.
This is held to acquaint the
new students to th~e campus
they will inhabit for the next
four years. It was planned and
held by the SGA of BHS,
ensuring that every new fresh-
man will know their way
around the school..
A slide show was presented,
a scavenger hunt was carried
out, and various clubs and
sports were represented well for
the incoming class. We hope
that it was enjoyed as much by
the 8th graders as it was by
their future classmates.

Cavon Cox (High Jump),
Secora Bell(Long Jump), Blake
Garrett(110 Meter Hurdles)'
Girl's Relay- Sasha' Simmons,
Secora Bell, Shatenial Davis,
and Naiya Murrell, Boy's
Relay- Alexander Garrett,
Heath Bailey, Brandon Smith,
and Cavon Cox. Also, Naiya
Murrell (200 Meter) and
Heath Bailey (200 Meter)-
.Also, Weightlifting State
Finals will be held on April 18-
19 in Daytona and BHS
Weightlifting 'Ibam qualifiers
are: Joe Sapp- 139 lb., Josh
Godwin- 154 lb., Malcolm
Ivory- 1831Ib., Britt Leach- 199
lb., and Ryan Baker- 219 lb.

Calendar of Events
&ri, Aril18 State
Weightlifting @Daytona;
'Rack &b Field Regional Meet
@ Maclay High
Mon., April 21 -Baseball
District 'Iburn. @ Althe
?thes., April 22 Softball
Region Quarter Finals

DCT Banquet
By MVarlee Sherrod
A DCT Banquet was held on
April 3 at the Apalachee
Restaurant in Bristol. DCT
students and Mrs. Debra
Perdue invited their employers
to enjoy a delicious meal and to
be recognized for their out-
standing participation in the
DCT program.
The DCT employers help
our students gain valuable work
experience while getting their
high school diploma. This pro-
gram allows students to earn 3
credits in exchange for work
experience. *
The businesses that have
been involved this year are:
Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly,
Blountstown Health & Rehab,
Harvey's Super Market, Lake
Mystic Super Market, Burger
King, Diamond Corner, Kid's
Kingdom, and Wal-Mart of

Freshmen Orientation

BHS Sportis News
The Regional 'Iack &
Meet will be held Friday,
18, at Maclay High and
ITrack team qualifiers


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Carr celebrates Agriculture Literacy Day
Carr School celebrated Florida Agriculture Literacy Day on.April 10. This event is sponsored by Florida
Agriculture in the Classroom and the Florida Department of Agriculture. Local Florida agriculture industry vol-
unteers read a special book written for the fifth anniversary of the event to students in grades 1-5 called These
.Florida Forms. Volunteers also talked with them about thie importance of agriculture in our state. A special
thanks from staff and students to the volunteers for sharing with us! Pictured are our readers (from left) Will
Leonard, Judy Ludlow, Terry Stone, Gaylan Henson, and Gary Wayne Purvis.

Kindergarten registration set

for 1May 1 in the Mliedia Center

Carr School kindergarten
registration is set for Thursday,
May 1, at the Carr School
Media Center from 8 a.m. to
What does my ch id
need to attend
Kindergarten at Carr
SchdooI .
Florida Law requires the fol-
*Custodial parent or legal
guardian to register student
*Enrollment Form' for
Calhoun County Public Schools
Proof of Custody (if a cus-
todial situation exists)
*Proof of Immunization
Form *
*School Entry Physical

Exam Form
*Proof of Date of Birth and
Legal Name
*Proof of current residence
You should also bring:
Social Security Card:
Name and address of pre-
vious schools) attended if

Where can I register
my child?
Carr School Media Center

When can I register my
Appointments for the May
1st kindergarten registration
can be made. by calling Carr

BES holds

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Students and teachers assembled
on the BES P E. playground to cel-
ebrate readding.bgnwtth

Blountstown Middle and High
School Bond marching in with
BES Kindergarten and Pre-K stu-
dents in a Letterland Parade. Pre-
K Students led the Pledge of
Allegiance and BES Secretary and
Colhoun County. School Related
Employee of the year, Rose Mary
Swilley song the Stor-Spangled
The first book, The Music
Teacher from the Block Lagoon,
was read by music teacher Cathy
Kimbrel. Different grades per-
formed throughout the day
between reading sessions. First
grade performed the Hip Hop
Hokey Pokey, second grade per-
formed the Cupid Shuffle, third
grade read a poem about base-
ball and song Take Me Back to the
Ball Game, fourth grade per-
formed FCAT Writing Songs, and
fifth gradje wrote and presented
commercials between the various
performances. The faculty then
presented a skit entitled, American
Reading Idol.
The "Reading Extravaganzo'
ended with a special performance
by our very own Hannah Montana
and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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I was born and raised in Calhoun County and reside on
Paradise Lane, Altha, FL. I am currently~ employed by Senior Life
Services where I am a sales manager. Prior to that, I was a home
builder. I ~attended Blountstown High School and have a B.A.
degree from Columbia College, Columb~ia, Mo. I a'm a veteran
and retiree of the Armed Forces and served three tours in
If you give me the opportunity to serve you, the citizens of
Calhoun County, I will keep the drivers license section in Calhoun
County and expand the hours to include opening the office on
Saturday to serve those people who work during the week. The
citizens of Calhoun County deserve the best service and if elected
I promise to fulfill the duties' of the Tax Collector to the very best of
my ability.
Over the next few months, I look forward to visiting your
home and meeting with you personally. During this time, if you
have any questions, I can be reached at 643-8701 or 237-2669.
Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated.
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The County Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Page 9

including school superintend-
ent, school board members, dis-
trict staff, school administrators,
teachers and staff, parents,
community members, business
partners, and students. This
part of the review process gave
team members an in-depth,
accurate picture of the district
and its individual schools.
At the end of the district and
school review process, strengths
identified by the review team
included strong, visionary lead-
ership, excellent community
and parental support, effective
and varied forms of communi-
cation, a positive relationship
between the Board of
Education and the district staff,
and a stable, quality staff. Other
strengths included data-driven
decision-making, a continuous
focus on the core business of
teaching and learning, safe and
healthy school environments,
and collegial work toward a
common vision and mission.
In addition to recognized
strengths, the review team
commended Calhoun County
Schools for having supportive,
knowledgeable and accessible
leaders, for the establishment of

a Task Force to determine spe-
cific long-range facility needs,
and for implementing a frame-
work that enables the district to
focus on providing quality while
pursuing improvement.
Along with strengths and
commendations, the review
team also presented recommen-
dations in order for Calhoun
County.School District to facili-
tate continuous improvement.
One recommendation the team
presented involved developing
and executing a short and long
range facility plan to address
the aging buildings and mainte-
nance needs. Another recom-
mendation was to devise a plan
to actively recruit highly quali-
fled minority and male teach-
ers. Another suggestion was to
explore ways of offering a wider
variety of career technical and
fine arts courses at the second-
ary level, along with consider-
ing offering additional extra-
curricular activities to meet var-
ied interests of students.
At the conclusion of their
review, the quality .assurance
review team made a recom-
See SCHOOL, page 10

The week of April 6,
Calhoun County School District
hosted a Quality Assurance
Review Team (QAR) repre-
senting the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools Council on
Accreditation and School
Improvement (SACS CASI).
SACS CASI is an accredita-
tion division of AdvancED,
which is dedicated to advancing
excellence in education through
accreditation, research, and
professional services. The
accreditation process is
designed to help schools and
school districts continuously
improve. While in a school dis-
trict and individual schools, the
review team's purpose is to
determine how well the district
meets the standards of
AdvancED and to assess the
effectiveness of the district's
improvement efforts and meth-
ods for quality assurance,
While in the district, the
review team's process included
reviewing documents and mak-
ing individual school visits and
observations. The team mem-
bers also conducted interviews
with school stakeholders,

Nikki Armitage (center) was ready to fly at Tyndall Air Force Base!

BHS sudent Niklu Armita e

selected as 'Pilot for the Day


Blountstown's. very own
Niktki Armitqge was selected by
Shaddai Shriners of Panama
City to be "Pilot for the Day."
She, along with five others from
our area traveled to Tyndall Air
Force base in Panama City on
March 28. Nikki brought her
best friend Beth Kindrick from
Middleton, Ohio, and her
cousin Brenda Isarue from
Dayton, Ohio.
'Ib start off the day, Nikki
visited with Thunderbird pilots
and got autographs and her
very own flight .suit to keep-
While there Nikki experienced
a 45 minute flight simulation,
which was controlled by Nikki
by her very own special joy-
stick. Nikki also got to crash a
tanker and then got to see the

Nikki was thrilled to learn she had been chosen as Pilot for the Day.

Afterwards, Shaddai provid-
ed the young pilots with a
lunch, and to end a perfect day,
the group attended the air

engine after-burners. When
asked how her experience was
Nikki smiled and said "awe-
some!" Nikki also got to sit in an
F-15 cockpit.

ners are announced. The
remaining $600 will be ~award-
ed after the completion of one
semester and documentation of
passing grades is submitted to
the FPPA Office.
"The Florida Peanut
Producer-s Association is com-
mitted to helping further the
education of young people in
Florida and the scholarship pro-
gram is evidence of our commit-
ment," said `Ken Barton,
Executive Director of the
"The FPPA. welcomes all
applicants. The final selection
will be made by the scholarship
committee and all applicants

will be notified by mail," said
For an application contact
the FPPA office at 2741 Penn
Ave., Suite 1, Marianna, FL
32448 or call (850) 526-2590.
FPPA Scholarship applica-
tions must be postmarked no
later than July 1, 2008.


II1 674-5041~

The Florida Peanut
Producers Association is
pleased~ to announce the open- -
ing 'of their 2008 Scholarship
Award -Program.
'llvo $1200 scholarships will
be awarded to deserving high
school seniors and/or college
students. The winners must be
the son or daughter of an active-
ly producing peanut grower, not
necessarily a member of the
FPPA. It is the intent of the
Scholarship Award Committee,
however, that the award recipi-
ents attend a Florida junior col-
lege or four-year university.
Each winner will receive
$600 when the scholarship win-

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for "Ldistrict accreditation"

Ro yce Gene Wise

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Tampa, Florida, and had lived
in Blountstown for many years.
He was preceded in death by
his sister, Belinda Arnold.
Survivors include his wife,
Heather, and parents, John Sr.
and Doris Terry of
Blountstown; a son, Devon
Sherrod, of Blountstown; three
daughters, Shawna Terry of
Blountstown, Breanna Te~rry of
Altha, and Taylor Drew of
Blountstown; four brothers,
Loyd Terry of Jackson,
Mississippi, ~Kenneth Terry of
Tallahassee, Wayne and
William "Bill" Davis, both of
Blountstown; five sisters, Jean
Nixon of Jackson, Mississippi,
Cathy Terry of Tuscaloosa,
Alabama, Tanya McKenzie of
Tallahassee, Teresa 'Ibrry of Ft.
Pierce and Tesa Kelly of
FuEneral services were held
at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 13,
from the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment followed in
the Pine Memorial Cemetery.
Adams Fu~neral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at

Swiftwater and

(lObbs to sing at

Victory nill rn4J
Swiftwater and The Cobb
Family will be in concert at
Victory Hill PH Church at the
Sunday evening service begin-
ning at 5:30 PM on April 20.
Please join us for song and
worship as we rejoice in God's
wonder and grace. Food and fel-
10wship will follow the service.
The church is located on
Ashley Shiver Road between
Altha and Blountstown on
Highway 71

Prais&, Wuorship

service at Abe

Springs Baptist
Abe Springs Baptist Church
will behaving a Praise is
Worship Service on Saturday,
April 19th. Service will start at
6:00 p.m. If you would like to
share in song or testimony,
please plan to be at Abe
Springs Baptist Church located
at 13913 SW County Road
275, Blountstown. .
For more information, call
674-5880 or 674-4376.
Everyone is cordially invited.

The family of John Thomas
Terry, Jr. would like to thank all
the friends and family for their
kind words, food, gifts, cards,
flowers, and support in our time
of grief.
SGod bless all of you. My
baby will surely be missed.
The 'Irry Family

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Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown named Ericka Andrews as March Team Player of
Sthe Month. Ms. Erica has worked for Parthenon since August 2007 as a Certified Nursing
. Assistant. Ericka says that the best part of her job is making our residents at the Parthenon
a ica Andrews Is truly a Team Player and is a great asset to Parthenon Healthcare of
Blountatown. Congratulations Team Player of the Month, Ericka Andrews

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

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 Jestis Christ Is Lord"

St. Mary Missionary

BaptiSt Church
16345 SE River Strdeed Blountatown. FL
"We ~Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School -9g:80 M*MIorning Woshll 110: @@
Prayer antd Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mt~ssin a Brotherhood 2nd aL 4th Saturday lo A1r

7 Blountstown First

Assembly of God Church

15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla. .
sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRASWHITE, M rniW rship 11AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM

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674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noors

Meaningful Bible Study.........................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship .................. ............... 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship~............... ..........6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...;.......6:30 PM
SInterim Pastor Dr. David Coggins
1~ Located two blocks south of the Intersection Highway 20
and Main Street In Blountstown

First Baptist Church
Helping people follow inl the footsteps of Christ

-BlountStown United Methodist Church
Located on Hwy 20 directly across from
Q Sub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study..9:00 AM
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM
Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btowbhumc

A homegoing celebration for
Mr. Ulysses Mathis, Jr., 49, of
Chattahoochee, and formerly of
Sneads, Florida, will be hekl
Saturday, April 19, at 12 Noon
CST at St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church in Blountstown,
Florida, with Pastor C.L.
Wilson and Rev. Raymond
Dudley officiating. Interment
will follow in the Watson
Cemetery in Sweetwater with
arrangements entrusted to the
caring staff of Peoples Funeral
Home of Marianna.
Mr. Mathis entered into
eternal rest on Friday, April 11,
at the Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital in Blountstown. A
native of Jackson County, he
attended the public schools of
Jackson County and was a
graduate of Sneads High
School. He was of the
Methodist faith and was a
member of St. Stephens
A.M.E. Church in Bristol,
Florida. .
A lifetime of love and pre-
cious memories will forever
remain with his mother,
Arleatha Mathis of Sneads,
Florida; two daughters,
Candice Faulk of Sneads,
Florida, and Nikki Garcia and
husband, Alphonso, of Houston,
Texas; four brothers, Anthony
M~athis, Ervin Mathis and
James, all of Sneads, Florida,
and Morgan of Chattahoochee,
Florida; five sisters, Evangelist
Patricia Mosley of
Chattahoochee, Florida, Willie
Ruth Allen of Sneads, Florida,
Mary Mathis of Grand Ridge,
Florida, Virginia Jackson of
Chattahoochee, Florida, and
Ann of Sneads, Florida; three
grandchildren, Jerome Houston
of Sneads, Florida, AlexSanera

080 t rO

We live in a
mechanized world -
everyone agrees to
Just forty years ago
whn th arm wame
Hin antsc~o mechanized-the
farmers made this
statement; "they may
get all kinds of new fangled farm
machinery, but there will always be the
need for a mule." Well, time has proven
them wrong. The mule has been replaced,
~and has all but left the American scene.
There are some things, however, that
time doesn't change. These are honesty,
integrity, sincerity, love, devotion, and a
hundred other qualities that are essential to
happiness. Our world may change beyond
Our wildest dreams, but these basic truths
will always be necessary.

lives. These cannot be replaced.
foundations have one thing in common -
they begin at the ground.


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James Roy Pitts, 86, of
~Longwood, FL, passed away
Friday, April 11, 2008.
He was born December 20,
1921, in Broadbranch, FL, and
was a longtime resident of
Tallahassee where he was
retired from the City of
Tallahassee Fire Department.
He was a veteran of World War
II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, John Hardy Pitts
and Noma Jones Pitts, and
brother, Andrew A. Pitts.
He is survived by three
sons, James A. Pitts and his
wife, Lenora, of Altamonte
Springs, FL, Ronnie A. Pitts
and his wife, Linda, of Havana,
FL, Duane H. Pitts and his
wife, Sharon, of Longwood, FL;
a daughter, Gloria (Pitts) Bemis
and her husband, Robert, of
Tallahassee; three sisters,
Myrtle (Pitts) Walden of
Jacksonville, Helen (Pitts)
Hankins of Duluth GA,
Dorothy (Mattox) Fletcher of
Tallahassee and a brother, H.
Gene Mattox of Th11ahassee;
five grandchildren, D. Jason
Pitts, Jennifer (Pitts) DeVaney,
Jarites A. Pitts, Jr., Bryan Pitts,
Abbie Pitts-Bemis and eight
Funeral services will be held
at 1:30 PM CST today,
Wednesday, April 16, from the
Adams Funeral Home Chapel
at 18034 Main St. N,
Blountstown, FL. Interment
will follow at the Cypress Creek
Cemetery in Kinard, FL. The
family will receive friends one
hour prior to funeral services.
Adams' Funeral Home in
Blountstown is in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or
online at

Mr. John Thomas Terry, Jr.,
34, of jBlountstown, passed
away Wednesday, April 9,
2008, in Blountstown.
Mr. Terry was born in

The County Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Page 10

Garcia and Eric Mathis, both of
Houston, Texas; one aunt,
Daisy Mathis of Sneads,
Florida; one uncle, Ervin S.
Dawson of Fayetteville, North
Carolina; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, other rela-
tives and friends.
The family will receive
friends on Friday, April 18, at
Rockyville Missionary Baptist
Church in Bristol in the Rock
Bluff Community from 6 p.m. -
8p.m. EST. Mr. Mathis will lie
in repose on Saturday, April 19,
for one hour prior to services at
St.' Mary in Blountstown.
Music will be provided by the
Blountstown Community Choir.

ries, however, submissions that
harm or embarrass will~not be
used. Stories must be in narra-
tive format with no genealogical
charts, lists, or tabular material.
Authors must place their
names and addresses at the end
of each stojr. Stories must be
typed or computer generated
and double-spaced (no hand-
written or stories in all capital
letters). Computer generated
photos must be printed at a
minimum of 720 x 720 dpi on a
separate sheet. Scanned photo-
graphs should be on photo qual-
ity paper. Color and b/w photos
up to 8" x 10" are acceptable.
Do not size photos to fit the
book Photo captions 'are limited
to 10 words and must be typed
at the end of the story. Please
provide SASE as publisher will

attempt to return all photo-
graphs (not responsible for lost
photos). Do not write on back of
photo. Send info to: Calhoun
County HBC, EO. Box 275,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
For more information, con-
tact any committee members:
Mary Lou Holley, co-chair,
ph. 674-8860, email
Mary Ann Flowers, co-chair,
ph. 674-3747, email maflow-
Frances Price, family chair,
674-8554, email dinow-
Tony Shoemake, topical
chair, email
Mary Lou Taylor, treasurer,
674-8276, email mtay-

You are invited to publish
your family history for free in
The Heritage of Calhoun
County, Florida A Grassroots
Family Histories Collection,
Current or former residents,
and those with ancestors iri the
county may submit stories.
Each household may submit
500 words and one photograph
to be printed free of charge.
Pioneer families are usually
those in a county before 1890.
One 1000 word story per pio-
neer family will be used along
with two photos. You may pur-
chase words above the free
amounts at 15 cents per word.
~Extra photos are $15 each.
No one edits the family sto-


mendation to the AdvancED
Accreditation Commission that
Calhoun County Schools be
awarded District Accreditation
as a quality school system. The
accreditation was different this
year, as explained by Mary Sue
Neves, school superintendent,
"This was the first time in his-
tory that Calhoun County
School District has participated
in Quality Assurance Review
District Accreditation." In the
past, only the schools have
been awarded accreditation.
This year, under the new
process, the district, with the
schools falling under it, was ree-
ommended for accreditation.
Trhe final step in accredita-
tion will be review and approval
by the AdvancED
Accreditation Commission
When approval comes, the dis-
trict and its schools will be
granted a 5-year term accredi-
Mrs. Neves recognizes the
effort that was put into the
accreditation process long
before the review team's
arrival. "The Executive SACS
Committee under the leader-
ship of Mrs. Wynette Peacock,
Director of
worked for over a year in
preparing-tind planning for our
District Accreditation. I would
like to personally thank every-
one that was involved in this
process for their time, effort
and dedication in preparation
for the District Accreditation
After receiving the review
team's recommended accredi-
Station, Mrs. Neves responded,
"The Board and I were pleased
with the Quality Assurance
Review Tham's recommenda-
tion, that the Calhoun County
Schools be awarded District
Accreditation as a quality
school system. The QAR Team
was on target with both their
commendations and recom-
mendations, and together we
will work diligently to address
the recommendations to make
our schools even better." .

Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
BlOUntStowR, FL

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

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The Couniy Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Pagle 11

2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report of Town of Altha

W~e are pleased to announce that our drinking warter meetsr
all federal and state requirements.

We're p7leasd tor present to you rthi year's Annual Water Quarlity Rport T'his report is designed tot
inform yrou aboubt~he ;Irali~il norr. and servicesr we deliver to you every day Orur cy~nrstant ghatl is t
provide youl with a sqf and dependable supplly qfdrinkiri water. WeI want you to, understand the
,Ifforts we~ make to continutally improved the water r~t~reatmnt procer-,C and prot(I Sct our naUlrT resources
We are committedr to. ensurring~ the quarlrr? at ~your water Our1 nuorer .ource L.r groundi water fromr three
wells. T'he weils dlran~ fromr arl Floridan Aquifer. Because of the en.r c~llctr u ualur~l !ur water, the
only treatment required is chlorine for disinfection purrpose~s.
In 1004 the: Dcparrtmr- nt rni' E irorrnm nrul Protection performed a Sourrce Wate~ur Asesmen t on oaur

If you have. any~ q~tuestIo abUrhi~l.hs report or concernengr musrr noerl, utrilite pleaver L ontact 1Vyne
Gable at 850-762-31280. Il'e encouragg our ,alued-c currroma-r\ to, he informed about their mastr ntshtyrf
if your nlunt to lLearrn morl pleasFe attend Cany of ouIr r~eglalrl\ ILchedul/l ed metnqL~'Is~ T~hes are he'ld onl the
,,,,.,,td TueLsdar q~f~eqch month at Altha Town Hall at rena P.ri.

reu rown or~lthal ruufinely monitors for contaminants in yotur drinki ng watr accordling to FedraLrl
and State laws, rulls. 'and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the
results o!forar monitoring f~r the period qf'January 1 to De~cembe~r 3I, 2007.. Darta obtained bqfbre~
Januaqry:,1 2007, and p~resented in thris report are from the most recent testing done in accordance witrh
the lawnr ndres, and regulations.
In thec table below,: you may find unfamiliar trmns and abrehrviations. To he'lp yoru better und~erstimd
these: tenrms we've provided the following le~finitions:
Maximrum Contamninant Level or MCL: The highest level ofa contaminant that is allowed in drinking
water. MCLsr are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using: the best available tIreatmen~t~ ichnolagy.
Maximssm Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG; The level o a contaminant in drinking water below
which there is no known or expected risk to health. MC O llow for a margin of safety,
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a cr~mtaminant:which, if exceeded, trigge:rsstrea~tmont or other
requiremelnts that a istelLr system muslt follow.
Initial Distribution Systens Eivaluration (IDSE): An important part q[rhe Stage 2 Di.\infection
Bypurodcts Rule (DBPR). The IDISE Ls a one-time study conducted by water sysidms to id~enti@
distribution system locations with high concentranons of rnhaulomethanes (TH Msf' and haloacetrirc acid
(NAEAs). If ater systems w~ill urse result rom the /DS. in conjunction will thelr Stage 1 DBPR
compliance mnuoratnng data. to select compliance monitonng locations for the Stag~e 2 DBPR.
Marimum resridual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level ou a disinfectaln't alknwd in
drinking noter. There is colnvmcing ev'idence that addilron of a dr;isinectant is necessary fror control nf
microbial contaminants
Marinsta residuarl d~risinfectant 'level goal er MRDLG: Tht level of a drnnkrng water diirnnfectant
below which there iv no known or expected risk to health M~RDI.Gs do not refclec the benefits of the
Suse of disinfectants to control micirobial contaminants.
"LNDn means not de'tected and indicates that the substance was not futnd by~ laboraory~3 analysis.
Partsper billion (pph) or Micrograms per Utfer (pg8/1) one part by~ Height of analyte to I billion parts
by Heigh of the wrter sample.
Parts per m'ldtois (ppes) or Miflligrams per liter (mrg) one part by Height of~~l kly o 1 million
parts by weight ofthke wter sample.r
Plcocarle per IUter (pty/L -. measure of the radioactivity in Hater.

Apr. 7: Billy Simmons, FTA; Demetris Moore, VOP; Calvin Hayes,
domestic battery
Apr. 8: Taurice Edwards, disorderly conduct; Robert Scott, violation of
suspended sentence; Michael Word, battery on law enforcement offi-
cer, resisting arrest without violence
.Apr. 9: Bryont Washington, domestic battery; Seanothon Haire, VOP;
Bessie Mosley, VOP; Shelly Goodwin, VOP-
Apr. 10: Joime Ransel, VOCP; Kendrick Godwin, FTA; Ruben Toxton,
no valid DL; John Martin, criminal mischief; David Bryon, expired tog
-more than six months
Apr. 11: Ruben Toxtorn, criminal use of ID info; Thomas Smith, VOP
Apr. 12: Emiliano Ruiz, no valid DL, VOCP
Apr. 13: Jeromy King, VOP; L.J. Smith, aggravated assault, resisting
arrest without violence
Apr. 7: Demetrig Yelanda Moore, hold for CCSO, i,
Apr. 8: Taurice Edwards, hold for CCSO; Jima Ru'dd, VOP; jprqqs
Dellma Mothis, VOP
Apr. 9: Sessie Lee Mosley, hold for Lein, Shelly Goodwin, hold for
Apr. I1: Juan Martinrez, serving 5 days; Jennifer Lynn Parker, VOP;
Michael Lewis Price, DUI, refusal
Apr. 12: James Paul Tucker, contributing to th~e delinquency of a
Apr. 13 Timothy Littersky, DWLSR, hold for Osceola; Jimmy Womble,
felony DUI, DWLSR, child endangerment, fleeing & eluding

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COUnty Jall over the past W001C AlthoUgh they have~ been chagr~ed
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stormwater rrnmqg and presidential uses .
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by-prodlucts of 'irulustrial porocsses and petleulrm production, and can also come trum gas
stations, urban stormatd~r nou~if and septic systems,
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production and mining activities.

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amount o certain contaminants in ster uprovidedb by public wtler sysltems The Food and Drug
Adr~iinistration (F;DA) regedationsr establish limits fo~r co~ntaminants in bottled stler: whichI must
provide the same patction for public health.
D~rinking twatr, including bolttle water, may reaosonarbl be expected to contain at least small
aramouns of~some contamrinants. The presecncer ofcontamninants does not necessarily indicate that the
uwatr posed a health risk. 1More informaltion about corf tminanrts and potenial health efece can be
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population. lImmrunb-compro2mi~ed penursons suchr as persos wide cancer isndergoing chensodheapp,
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The Blountstown .Police
Departrrlent presented activities on
bullying and gang-related aware-
09SS f0J. third, fourth, and fifth
grade students at Blountstown
Elementary School Friday. The stu-
dents avatched a bully safety
video, toured police vehicles
including the Bay County SWAT
van, F orida Highway Patrol car,
FWC truck and boat, and the
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department helicopter. The stu-
dents were treated to 8rk,
snacks, a t-shirt and a book bag
compliments of the Bloubtstown
Police Department.

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program offered
Your child may be eligible to
participate in the 2008
Voluntary Pre-K Summer
Program offered at
Blountstown Elementary
School if:
*he or she has not already
participated in a VPK program
during the 2007-08 school year.
*he or she turned four years
old on or before September 1,
The Early Learning
Coalition will be at the
Blountstown Public Library on
Monday, April 21, to issue
Certificates of Eligibility for the
Summer VPK Program from
8:00 12:00 p.m. Please bring
the following information with
you to the: hbra :
*a copy of your child's birth
*a copy of your child's social
security card.
*proof of your physical
address/photo I.D.
If you would like more infor-
mation about this program,
please contact the Early
Learning Coalition at 850-482-
9140 or the Calhoun County
School Board Special Programs
Office at 850-674-8734 ext.
227, 228 or 229-

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Ganrg Awareness, Bullying

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Saturday, April 26th between
9AM and 2PM. The sale will
be held under the 4-H Pavilion
at the north' west corner of the
If you would like a list of the
plants or additional information
about the sale,call the Jackson
County Extension O'ffice at
482-9620 and ask to speak to at
Master Gardener.

The Jackson County Master
Gardeners are planning a spring
plant sale to help with their
fundraising efforts for a green-
house. .
According to their President,
Sally Waxgiser, a greenhouse
would be a wonderful aid to
their soon-to-be "IJunior Master
Gardener Program". It would
also provide a year-round
teaching environment for local
residents. The Master
Gardeners plan to share the
space with the Jackson County
4-H Clubs.
"WNith a greenhouse we can
have classes for young and old
alike on a variety of horticultur-
al subjects, propagate various
plants for our demonstration
beds, aid the University as an
off-site research location and
provide feasibility studies for
local residents desiring to do
small-scale greenhouse produc-
tion. And I am sure we will find
lots of other uses for a green-
house once we get one,"
Waxgiser says.
In January, Veteran Master
Gardener and 2006 Tree
Farmer of the year, Cindi
Stewart, held a plant propaga-
tion day sit her home, Sandhills
Farm. Since the Master

Gardeners are pushing native
plants for conservation, about a
dozen Master Gardeners potted
several hundred native plants
donated frorn her acreage
including Blanket Flower,
Golden Aster, Coral
Honeysuckle and Dye Flower.
Mrs. Stewart has been tending
this plethora of plants since and
providing them the necessary
shelter from the cold in her
greenhouse. "Several more
workdays are in order before
the plants are ready for the
sale," says Cindi, who is, this
year's Garden Chairperson.
"Several local businesses will
also be donating plants for the
sale. This is a great opportunity
for the community to be able to
obtain plants not otherwise
readily available."
Vice President and Program
Director, Anita Crossley says,
"We will also be selling various
"Garden Art" objects such as
our favorite, hand made "Tin
Men", an array of slightly used
gardening books and other gar-
den related donations. We also
have some gourds left from our
Purple Martin Workshop in
February. If you didn't get a
chance to get all that you want-
ed then, you will have another

opportunity at the Plant Sale.
Snacks and drinks will also be
available for purchase, so come,
bring your gardening questions
and stay a while."
The Master Gardeners are
working hard to bring some-
thing new to Jackson County.
They ~hope you will stop by the
Agricultural Office Building at
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue

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Alexis, 10, is the daughter of
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Ava Layne, 21 months, is the
daughter of Mark arid Heather
Mallory of Blountstown.

The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) and the
Department of Children and
Families join county health
departments, Children's
Medical Services (CMS) area
offices, and Child Protection
Teams statewide to educate
Floridians about Shaken Baby
Syndrome during Shaken Baby
Syndrome Awareness Week,
April 13-19.
"Shaken Baby Syndrome is
one of the most common causes
of death by physical abuse to
children in 'Florida," Deputy
Secretary of Health for
Children's Medical Services
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M.D., FAAP said. "This week
and throughout the year, DOH
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safety of all children in Florida
as we work to educate parents
and caregivers to never, ever
shake a baby."
Shaken Baby Syndrome
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Children and Families. "By
teaching parents how to handle
the frustration and stress a cry-
ing baby may cause, we can
protect the lives of Florida's
young children."

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Chloey, 11, and Theron, 4, are the
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Jay, 5, and Ayla, 3, are the
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Drivers call for drug testing
The admission by former Craftsman Truck
Series driver Aaron Fike that he used heroin on
race days last year has some of NASCAR's top
drivers requesting more drug testmgi of racing
Fike, wuho has been suspended indefinitely by
NASCAR, made his comments in an "ESPN The
Magazine" story The drivers reacted during inter-
views at Phoenix International Raceway
Dale Earnhardt Jr. told reporters that if the
issile gets enough attention, NASCAR likely will
make changes to its policy, which requires testing
when there is reasonable suspicion. Most say ran-
dom testing should be
considered. SPRINT CUP
"If the public were to
ask that question, STANDINGS
NASCAR's reaction
would be to start testing 1. Jeff Burton
people," Earnhardt Jr. 1,215; leader
said. "They've always 2. Kyle Busch
sort of had that style of 1,135; behind: -80
management, if you wml. 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Once a complaint gets 1.129; behind: -86
loud enough, they sort of 4. Jimmle Johnson
take reaction to it." 1,1 16; behind: -99
Earnhardt Jr. said that 5. Kevin Harvick
would be fine with him. 1,1 15; behind: -100
"I wouldn't have a 6. Denny Hamlin
problem with random 1,078; behind: 137
drug testing if it's impor- 7. Tony Stewart
tant to the integrity of 1,057; behind: -158
the sport," he said. 8. Clint .Bowyer
"That's what's important -1,044; behind; -171
to me, and maybe it 9. Carl Edwards
would be able to help 1,041; behind: -174 ,
maintain that." 10. Greg Bmfle
Earnhardt Jr. said he : .- .1039; behind; -176-
worries that admissions .11. Kasey Kahne
like Fike's might lead to 929; behind: -286
animage problem for 12. Ryan Newneim-,;
NASCAR if there's spec-- 915; behindi-3a -300 .
ulation in the media that
drivers are using drugs.
"Let's just squash it, fix it, make a statement
with testing," he said.
Kevin Harvick told reporters that changes in the
drug-testing policy were needed long before now.
"I had a long conversation with NASCAR the
last time we had this policy brolfght up at the end
of the year last year, and it almost seems like it
went on deaf ears," he said. "I'm disappointed
with the fact that we're in a case where we have to
have a reaction instead of being proactive about
the situation."

Johnson ends 'the slump'
The expectations
have become extremely
high for Hendrick
Motorsports. I
Jinunie Johnson's
gas mileage victory at
-Phoenix ort Saturday-
1ias been described as
the end of a season-

Johnson and Dale
Earnhardt Jr. have got- I
ten off to strong starts
this year. NASCAR
Earnhardt Jr. is Jimmie Johnson
third in the points recorded his first win
standings with three of the season at
top-five and six top-10 Phhc
finishes in eight races. Phoenix, whc
Johnsoni is fourth with proved him to fourth
a victory and three in the standings.
other top-fives.
"In some ways, we recognize that we haven't
been running how we want," Johnson told re-
porters after his Phoenix victory "But we finished
second at California, second at Texas last week,
fourth at Martinsymle. Yeah, we haven't won yet,
but we're only seven races into this thing."
The two-time defending Cup 'champion said the
situation shows how dillicult is it to remain on top
"The sport is so tough," he said. "Even with the
year that we had last year, it's tough to keep that
up over the off-season and year after year after

The County Record, APRIL 16, 2008, Page 13'

Q. Last year, Jeff Gordon swept both
races at Talladega Superspeedway,
raising his victory total to six at the
Alabama track. Only one driver has
won more races there. Who is he?
A. Dale Earnhardt (10)


Rick Minter's

K story lines as the Cup Series takes week

David Reutimann
defies fads; he's just
81 eXperienced driver
With 'a lot to Of~er

Cox News Service
D'avid Reutimann is an
up-and-coming driver,
but he doesn't really fit
any of the latest trends in
He's not a fresh-faced young-
ster or an established open-
wheel racing star, as are most
of the drivers getting rides in
NASCAR these days. But at
age 38 and a product of the re-
gional NASCAR touring se-
ries, he has two high-profile
rides the Aaron's-sponsored
No. 99 Toyota in the
Nationwide Series and the No.
44 UPS-backed Camry in the
Cup series.
Both of his cars are fielded
by Michael Waltrip Racing,
and both have been driven in
the past by drivers who also
were slick-talking pitchmen
for their respective sponsors.
Waltrip had driven the
Aaron's car and appeared in
the company's commercials
before Reutimann took over
for good last year. The No. 44 ,
was vacated after Bristol by
the retiring Dale Jarrett, who
was shown in numerous com-
mercials for UPS in ad spots
built around the theme of
whether he'd ever race a big
brown UPS truck.
It remains to be seen
whether UPS will stick with
Waltrip and Reutimann or
seek another high-profile
pitchman, but the personable
Reutimann said he's willing to
take on the TV role if that's
what the sponsors want.
"I'm not sure I'm qualified
to fill those [TV] roles," he
said. "I'm just a driver. I like
the driving part of it, but I feel
that over time, I can do what I
need to do.
"Michael and DJ 1Jarrett]

David Reutimann has proved he is a solid driver capable of strong finishes. His
latest effort: an 18th-place outing in last week's Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix.

can easily build a program
around him, even though he's
older than most newcomers.
"I know sponsors feel like
they want to have somebody
they can invest mn long-term,
but I feel like I have a lot to
offer," he said. .
"I feel like I'm still11earnmng
and getting better every week.
I don't think I've peaked by
any means.
"I think I'll have a lot to
offer for a long time."
He expects a pretty good
payoff this year.
"I think we can win a cham-
pionship with the Aaron's
Dream Machine," he said.
"And even though the points
switch [with McDowell] is
messing me up with the Cup
car, I think we can get inside
the top 20, or maybe even bet-
ter than that."

have been established in this
sport for a lot of years. People
know those guys. They can
identify with them. I kind of
just got here. I definitely have
my work cut out for me, but
there are good opportunities
on both the Cup and
Nationwide sides.
"I'm looking forward to it."
Reutimann, the son of
short-track racer Emil
"Buzzie" Reutimann, has
proved he is a capable driver
having won three times on the
old NASCAR Southeast Series,
then moving to the Craftsman
Truck Series where he won at
Nashville Superspeedway in
2005. Theri 1ast year, he got his
first Nationwide win~at
Memphis and finished second
in the final points standings.
This year, he started the sea-
Sson in Cup in the No. 00 can

and placed it safely inside the
top 35 in owner points before
turning over that car to rookie
Michael McDowell. He took
over Jarrett's No. 44 and has
qualified it in two races in
which he was not assured of a
starting spot. He's now back
up to 34th in the owners stand-
ings after an 18th-place finish
at Phoenix.
That's proof, he says, that
there's an upside to a team's
hiring of a thirty-something
"I'm definitely not a part of
any of the latest trends," he
said. "I got my opportunity a
little later than some of those
other guys, but I'11 go up
against an 18-year-old any day.
Just because they're younger
doesn't mean they want it any
more than I do."
He argues that a sponsor

wheel last month at Nashvile.
"You just jump in and go
right along," he said.
He said he keeps up with the
NASCAR circuit, mostly
through his longtime friend,
fellow Tennessean and former
crew chief, Tony Glover, who
is a team manager for Chip
Ganassi's NASCAR teams,
"I call ol' Glov and check
him out every now and then,"
Marlin said.
But he said he's not much
for watching the races on tele-
"If I walk through the house
and the race is on TTV I'll stop
and see who's leading and
who's doing what," he said.
"But as far as watching a
whole race, I'm not much of
an inside guy I'd rather be out-
side doing something.?''

community near
Columbia, Tenn.,
where his family
has lived and
farmed for genera-
"I've been doing
a little farming
and buying and
selling some real
estate," Marlin
said. "I went to
Savannah [Ga.] for
St. Paddy's Day

There have been
adjustments to
make after years of
racing every week-
"On Thursdays,
it's different," he
said. "That's the
day you're used to
getting up and
going off for the
Marlin, who ran
RLIN his first Cup race
on the old fair-
grounds track at Nashvile in
1976, has raced just once this
Year, in aNationwide Series
race at the city's current track,
Nashville Superspeedwayr He
failed to qualify for the season-
opening Daytona 500, but he
said he didn't feel a bit rusty
when he climbed behind the

Driver says limited
schedule works fine
Cox News Service

After 732 starts, 10 victories
and more than $42 million in
earnings in the sport's top cir-
cuit, NASCAR veteran
Sterling Marlin has cut back to
a limited Cup and Nationwide
Series schedule this year in
cars owned by Florida busi-
nessman James Finch. But
there seems to be no limit to
the fun Marlin's having off the
NASCAR's last good ol' boy
has gone back to the farm. The
50-year-old Tennessee native is
spending most of his time
back home in Carter's Creek, a -


That was a nice lit-
tle town, good vacation."
He said he's set to fun about
eight races this year, which he
says is about the right number
for him. He's nbot really inter-
ested in a full-time ride, and he
has declined an offer or two to
race in the Craftsman Truck

eouththe hot rods and classic
NASCAR drivers own: "That's

taste. Drivers are no different.
Ryan Newman, he's got a lot of
older, neat, just classic cars that
are rare.
He always seems like he's got
a really rare car. [Tony] Stewart
always seems to buy a sweet car
or two or 12. So a lot of guys
have cars. Let's face it. We're
race-car drivers. I've been
around hot rods my whole life.
So there's nothing better than a
good-looking hot rod going on
down the road."

On whether M~ichael
McDowell's crash at Texas
had any effect on him: "I
think you'd be brain dead if it
didn't. It's unbelievable. It was
scary for everybody Just thank
God that he got out of there un-
scathed. I think it says a lot
about howL far our sport has
come from the safety aspect
side of it. Let's face it, before
Dale Earnhardt's death, that
one right there may have knled

Clint Bowyer, who leads the
Nationwide Series points stand-
ings and is eighth in Sprint Cup
points after a runner-up finish
at Phoenix, was the guest on
last week's NASCAR teleconfer-
ence, where he discussed his
season. Excerpts were compiled
by Cox News Service reporter
Rick Minter.

On whether he expects
many changes in the top 12
in Cup points before the start
of the 10-race Chase for the
championship: "I think there
possibly could be a couple. I
think there are still one or two
that are outside the Chase. But
if you really think about it, it's
basically the same group of
teams that ran strong over the
last couple of years. Hopefully
there aren't too many changes. I
kind of like the way it is: I real-
ly feel like there are some teams
outside knocking on the door
that could possibly be a threat.

Anybody could have bad luck." ~
On the strong showing by
Carl Edwards and the No. 99
team on the intermediate
tracks this year: "The 99 is
better than all the Roush cars.
They've just got something fig-
ured out a little bit better than
everybody else, an~d it's up to
everybody to get it picked up,
because these mile-and-a-
halves, let's face it, those are the
ones that are going to win the
championship. There aren't
enough short tracks to over-
come the big tracks."
On the differences for him
between the first few races of
the season and the more re-
cent ones: "W7e were leading
the Daytona 500 inside 18 to go
and got wrecked. Just bad luck.
That's all there is to it. We just
got run over. California and
Vegas, that was our fault. We
were way off ... way, way, way

I ~ ~~~~ .IQl~I6:r "
Clint Bowyer is eighth in
the Sprint Cup standings.
loose with no grip at all. [Crew
chief Gil Martin] made some
aeyo changes and worked hard,
getting the car to handle, got to
Atlanta and took off. That's
everybody's hard work~ and ded-
"We just didn't sit on the
couch and get better. We tested.
We worked hard. We were on
the seven-post rig a lot. We were
in the wind tunnel. Gil has real-
ly buckled down hard and fig-
ured it out for me, and we were
able to get back up where we be-
long, I believe."

Unu-.o aLauven t
cox News Service


Green flag
passes by
(right) this
season, tops
among Sprint
Cup drivers.

The number of times Jeff
Gordon has been passed
this season, the fewest of
any driver in the top 20 in
Number of fastest laps run
by Carl Edwards, best
.among Cup drivers.

season~~~ .ypit edrJf
Average Cup finishing position this
Burton, tops among drivers.

*What: Aaron's 499
-. .When: 1:30 p.m. ET April 27
? Where: Talladega
TV: Fox

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Jon Plummer, Pharmacist
20370 Central Ave. West,
Blountstown, FL






850-674-401 3

18329 N. Main St.
Blountstown, FL

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The Boald Of COMmissioners Of the NOfthWest 0Floid8

R8910081 HOUSing Authority will hold its Annual Meeting, April

24, 2008 in the Cambridge Room, Ramada Inn North, 2900

NOfth M00108 St., Tallahassee, FIOrida. Meeting will begin at

1.00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public.

Box 6, Altha, Florida 32421, on or before 12:00
Noon, Central Time, May 12, 2008. .

AII firms wishing to offer proposals must include
the following in their sealed bid:

1. A description of the firm's personnel and
ability to furnish service;
2. The firm s auditing experience;
3. The compensation requirement sought by the
4. A contract as set form In F.S. 9218.391(7).

For additional information and/or to submit a
proposal, contract or submit sealed proposals to.
Town Clerk, Town of Altha,
R.O. Box 6
Altha, Florida 32421

850Ilre tOprovide the above information will
result In disqualification of your proposal.

All proposals must be sealed in an envelope
VICES" on the front of the envelope, and must be
received at the Town Hall, Town of Altha no later
than 12:00 Noon, Central Time, on Vllay l2, 2008.
The Town Council will form a committee and
comply with Florida Statue Section 218.391 in
the selection of the successful bid. Negotiations
with the top ranked flrms wvill be conducted and

the top three ranked firms will be notified of their
ranking on May 12, 2008.

The Town Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all proposals. The Town Council
also reserves the right to waive any defect or
informality in any proposal, and to award the pro-
posal to the firm who, in the Town Council's sole
opinion, submits the best proposal.

BY: David Culpepper


PROJECT #013.011


The City of Blountstown will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing underground storage
tank replacement for the following project:

See LEGALS, page 15

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 7th day of April, 2008

15610 WW Broad Street
Altha, Florida 32421
(850) 674-5481
April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2008

Lear o ice
April 8, 2008

NOTICE IS HEREBY GlVEN that the Town of
Altha, Florida, is requesting sealed bids from
qualified firms, for Bookkeeping services, to pro-
vide a three (3) year bookkeeping services con-
tract to the Town of Altha. The selection of the
successful Bookkeeper will be governed by
Florida Statute Section 218.391. Parties Interest-
ed in providing bookkeeping services, shall pro-/
vide seven (7) copies of their proposal to the
Town Clerk, P.O. Box 6, Altha, Florida 32421, on
O before 12:00 Noon, Central Time, May 12,

The services sought by the town of Altha
Include Initial set up of government funds
accounting systems, monthly reconciliation of
fund balances, assistance In booking accounts
receivables and payables and yearly reconcilla-
tion prior to audit.

All firms wishing to offer proposals must Include
the following In their sealed bid:

1. A description of the firm s personnel and
ability to furnish service;
2.The firm's auditing experience;
3. The compensation requirement sought by the

4. A contract as set form in F.S. 8218.391(7).

For additional information and/or to submit a
proposal, contract or submit sealed proposals to:
Town Clerk, Town of Altha,
P.O. Box 6
Altha, Florida 32421
Failure to provide the above information will
result in disqualification of your proposal

All proposals must be sealed in an envelope
VICES" on the front of the envelope, and must be
received at the Town Hall, Town of Altha no later
than l2:00 Noon, Central Time, on May l2;'2008.

The Town Council will form a committee and
com:y wt.." Floid:S"'"'"s SectionN 28.391 Io
with the top ranked firms will be conducted and
the top three ranked firms will be notified of their
ranking on May 12, 2008. -

The Town Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all proposals. The Town Council
also reserves the right to wave any defect or
Informality in any proposal, and to award the pro-
posal to the firm who, in the Town Council's sole
opinion, submits the best proposal,

BY: David Culpepper

Legal Notice
S April 8, 2008
Altha, Florida, Is requesting sealed bids from
qualified firms, for professional services, to pro-
vide a three (3) year auditing services contract to
the Town of Altha. The selection of the success-
ful auditor will be governed by Florida Statute
Section 218.391. Parties Interested In providing
auditing services in accordance with government
auditing standards, as adopted by the Florida
Board of Accountancy, shall provide seven (7)
copies of their proposal to the Town Clerk, P.O.

Leg al Notice
CASE NO.:2000-096-DP

D.O.B. 12/08/96
M.S. alkla M.T FEMALE
D.O.B. 02/17/01

(SEC. 39.801 (B) (FS)

rThe State of Floridat DION E SMITH snaau

You are hereby notified that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the above styled Court for
th~e 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 Hentz
McClellan, Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit, at the Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 East Central Ave., Blountstown, Florida,
on the 13TH DAY OF JUNE, 2008, at the hour of
9:30 a~m. ,

kou 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.

WITNESS my hand as Clerk of said Court, and

the Seal thereof this 25th day of March, 2008.
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008

Leg as Notice

File Number: PR08-12



YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of
the Estate of MARY LOIS RAGER File Number
PRO8-12 Is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division,
20859 Central Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424, the
a dress of which Is the Calhoun County
Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida. The Personal
Representative of the Estate is VALERIE JEAN
DEBOLT The name and address of the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
thAll prsons having claims or demands alanst
Clerkc of the above Court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have. Each claim
must be In writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the creditor
or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim
is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the
uncertainty shall be state. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one
copy to the Personal Representative. All persons
interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are

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Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail:

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



The Northwest Florida
Regional Housing Authority
is accepting applications for
i 2, 3, and 4 bedroom
apartments in Blountstown,
Florida. Rent is based on
income. For more

r-8m 6-302 osre5 7.
Equal Housing OpportunitY

deliver 425-8374.

12 inch NASA Visco Memory Foam
mattress still in box. New w/ warran-
ty. $799. 222-9879.
A Mattress SET: NEW Queen
Orthopedic Pillowtop in sealed plas-
tic. Full warranty. Sacrifice $279-
Can deliver. 222-7783.

Cherry sleigh bed Solid Wood,
BRAND NEW in box, $250. 222-
9879- .

DINING ROOM Deep cherry:
table, uphols chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Branid new in boxes, can
deliver. Must move. $850. 545-

FULL $125 TWIN $100 Mattress
w/matching boxspring. BRAND
NEW with wdrranty. Delivery avail-
able 222-7783-

1, 2, B room

111108 Creekz Aarmn

Equal Houslng Opruly

FUTON, never used, in box, $199.
(can deliver). 425-8374.
REST MATTRESS SET, still sealed
w/ warranty. $299. 222-9879.

Pub Table Set, Solid Wood, Brand
New $99. 850-545-7112.

1991 Ventura Royale Yamaha 1300,
loaded two seater, touring motorcy.
cle, lots of storage, $4500. OBO.
Call 674-4290.

Deskjet printer 3520 model, $20.
OBO; long based bedlliner for a
truck, $75. OBO. Call 67Q@150.

Hotpoint stove, $200; ladies dress-
es, size large, Call 674-3264.

(2) Honda 4-wheelers, 200 model,
one needs rings, other for parts,
$250 for both. Call 850-557-7997.

2-ton A/C outside unit, new, scratch
and dent, $250; 1-ton A/C outside
unit, Dnew, sc ath Sand dnt, $200.

1 year old desk, purchased from
Havertys. $1,000 new, excellent
condition, $500. Call 850-557-7997.

Farm equipment Disc 22' I'eutz-
Allis; H & S 4-row ripper/bedder; 4.
row JD planter; 16' JD disc; 12' S-
tine; 4-row cultivators (2); grain drill;
850-899-0904 (cell) or evenings 674-
Tractors Ford 8870, 190h'p; Ford.
TW15, 120hp; MF 399 wlloader,
90hp; IVF 1100, 90hp; Oliver 1650


Wedding dress, size 22, worn only
once, paid #350, asking $300 OBO;
with' ring bearer pillows, 2 flower girl
baskets and veil included. Call 674-

2006 Harley Davison Road King,
low miles, $15,000 miles. Call 674-

2006 Yamaha Wolverine 4-wheeler,
2 wd, 350cc, electric start, autO
reverse, like new, asking $2300. Call
Jeff, 674-2033.

Computers foisale -new or facto-

ry refurbished computers, Monitors,
Inkjet & Laser Printers, CD's, CD-
RW, CD Drives, Zip Drives, SparQ
Drive and Software. Call Russell A.
Peterson at (850) 674-2958, 17785
Crozier St., Blountstown. E-mail:
russellp @digitalExpt.Com.

Merits electric wheelchair, $550;

trkrco ding s o, c b sdma4
8 track mixer, $250. Call 674-2736-

Birch kitchen cabinet doors, very
good condition, painted off-white,
shaker style, perfect for woodwork-
in /ats and crfts projects Over 1

16.5" down to 11" x 12", including
some unpainted 23" x 18" shelves).
Matching drawers included. In addi-
tion to the birth items, offer includes
some cabinet doors and drawers of
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Ilomsdrnustego! nBige cu h,itc7 n
table with 4 chairs, $35; desk, $35;
various baby clothing and other
items; 2 formal dresses; 1 black
beaded, size 6, and 1 pink two piece
size 6. Make an offer. Prices are
negotiable. These items must go!
Call 674-1025 or 447-2291.

Free kittens to a good home: 2 cal-
ico, 2 brown. Call 674-3629.



1987 Hydrostream V-King YT, 1996
Mercury 200 Promax fuel injection.
Solid boat runs upper 80's $7500.00
OBO. Call 850-447-3127.

gi1987bo 16 twitRhantda Caft fiber-
Evinrude motor, Minnkota trolling
motor, and fish finder. Serviced in
November, runs good. Call 762-
5577 or 264-3435.

2005 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab 2
wheel drive, 28,000 miles. Nice truck
still under factory warranty. Asking
payoff. Call 850-447-3127.

tion, asking payoff, $13,900. Call
643-7269 or 674-4716.

1988 Dodge Ram SUV, $200. Call

2 & 3 bedroom trailers for rent in
Altha, very nice. Call 762-9555.

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

2 bdr., 1 bath house for rent, CH/A,
newly remodeled, hardwood floors,
good neighborhood, 3 miles on Hwy.
69N. No pets. $550/mo plus $500
deposit. Call 674-5059 or 674-5921.

3 bedroom, 2 bath houte, recently
remodeled, CHIA, good neighbor-
hood, $700/mo plus $500 deposit.
Call 674-5059 or 674-5921. 3 miles
north on Hwy. 69. No pets.


tress and box. Manufacturer
wrapped, warranty. 222-7783.

$499 Sofa & Loveseat Microfiber
set. Still in crate, never used. Can
deliver 545-7112.

7 Pc KING sz. bdr. set. Solid wood
dovetailed drawers. Pillow top mat-
tress set incl. New still in packaging.
Worth $4k give away $1500. Can

CBShier, contract position
with benefits. Good clerical
and computer skills
06CeSSafy. POSili00 iS
jocated in our Sneads Office.
Send Resume' to ~West
Florida Electric Coo erative
Personnel D apartment '
P.O.'Box 127,
Graceville, FL 32440,


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Calhoun Liberty Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, compassionate
and fully dedicated registered nurse to make a difference in the
community. The position vacancy is for the Director of Nurrsing. Must .
hold current State of Florida licensure. Applicants murst have a
minimum of three years hospital experience, preferably at least one
yea'r of management experience, current ACLS certification. PALS is
encouraged. Applications can be picked up at the Human Resource
Department of the hospital and should be turned in there as well.
,Responsibilities will include: risk management, infection control,
employee health, in addition to.the supervision and scheduling of all
nursing personnel
Also Seeking
LPN Part Time

Contact Phillip Hill or Submit Applications to
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
Attention: Human Resource Department
20370 NE Burns Avenue
Blountsto~wn, Florida 32424
Apr// 9, 16, 2008

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rt We 810 appf0X mlaely Ix (6) ionOths Old 80d We have had a Iouf VRCatinaonS as (3
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A Terrific Opportunityl Yard sale Saturday, South Pear St.,
Liberty National Life Insurance across from Regions Bank. Men's
Compdiny suits, and dress jackets, Jr. clothes,
$100,000+ Earning Potential, small size shoes, lots of very nice
Benefits, Pension, 401(k), BCBS things. Cancel is rain. 8:00 until 12
Insurance. Call 1-800-257-5500. Noon.
Yard sale Saturday, 7:00 -= 12-
HOUSE FOR SALE Noon at 20224 NE Marie Ave.,
Blountstown. Clothes in several
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths sizes, some new and various yard
home with 3 car garage on 2 acres. sale stuff.
Located on Hwy. 69A, 5 minutes
from Blountstown. Call for details Multi family yard sale 1 miles west.
Nancy Mauldiin, J. Cobb Realty, 800_ of Altha. 8:00 12 Noon. Baby
3;43-'9576f or 850-643-6107. ~~:r"~ items. clothes ahd household items.

LosT & FouND 5 farrily yard sale Saturday, 7:00
a.m. until at 11562 NW Summersl
Lost Old E glish bulldog, male, Rd. in Bristol across from Calhoun -.
lost on Hwy. 69N at county line. Liberty Journal. Clothes, 6 mos 4T,:
Answers to "Hudson". Reward for girls clothes, mises, size 2-4, women
return. No questions asked. Call clothes, size 14 2X, men's clothes,
850-447-0307. lots of 2X, coffee table, end tables,
everything in excellent condition,
SERVICES cheap prices.
ALLEN McCLELLAN Yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m. until at.
HANDY MAN Garrett's Video & Snack Bar, 16039:
-cARPENTRY *REPAIRS SE River St. Something for every-:
INSURED Multi family yard sale Saturday,
8:00 until at 16442 SW Gaskin St.,.
WANPTED Blountstown. Call 674-5207.
Want to buy 1 to 2 acres of land in
Calhoun County to put mobile home
on. Reasonably close to
Blountstown a plus. Well and septic
tank also a plus. Call 674-3462,

Le als cont'd

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Company endorsed Training. 1-866-
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CDL? No Probleml $900 weekly.

This project is being funded by the City` of
The project includes the removal of two (2) 2,000
gallon underground storage tanks, including per-
mitting, closure report and any necessary reme-
dit nF. e UST' shallub re amcerabye nw (
Including all piping, pumps, 20' x 20' monopole
awning, fuel management system and all assocl-
ated ppurtenances. The toontractorarmust beca
Business & Professional regulatlon. Blds not
accompanied by this certification will be rejected.
Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 203 Aberdeen Parkway,
Panama City, Florida 32405, (850) 522-0644.
Cost for plans and speciflcations will be $100.00
per set and Is nonrefundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
The substantial completion date for this project
will be 90 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bidder and
fully complete with 120 days from the date of the
Notice to Proceed,
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at
$500.00 per day.
Please Indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bids, for the UNDERGROUND STORAGE
Bids will be recqlved until 4:00 p~m. Central
Standard Time, on May 27, 2008 at the City of
Blountstown City Hall, 20591 Central Avenue
West, Blountstown, Florida 32424, and will be
opened and read aloud after the blds have been
.received. The City of Blountstown Is an Equal
Opportunity Emplqyer/Handicapped
Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdiction.
The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3)
Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. A Bid
Bond in; the amount of 5% of the b Id shall
accompany the Bid. The City of Blountatown
=' ""'!'= L s'h" dallb aeanfr o pro fsxydayd
after the opening. All bidders shall comply with
all applicable State and local laws concerning
Licensing registration and regulation of contrac-
tors doing business In the State of Florida.

Legal Notice


PO8-18-PR Is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division,
Sd59a C~enta Avea Roems130, BI unt aym
Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown,
Florida. The name and addresses of the person-
al representative and that personal representa-
tives attorney are set forth below.
AIl creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate ori whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date ofthe tirst pub-
Ication of this notice must file their claims with
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the estate of
the decedent must file their claims with this Court
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Lynn Haven, FL 82444
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police and the citizens and have
made a lot of progress in mak-
ing the communities safer. The
children are key."
With that in mind, David
and Lisa organized a soccer ball
drive back home in
Blountstown with close to 100
soccer balls reaching the hands
of Iraqi children by way of Iraqi
police officers. "David says it is
an amazing sight to watch the
relationship build between the
Iraqi police and the communi-
ty," Lisa reports. .
On a typical day, David gives
a class on patrol procedures
around 10 a.m., then another
that night at 8 p.m.
"Sometimes after class they
take' the people out they've
trained on the streets of Iraq
and patrol with them to make
sure they are doing it right,"
says Lisa. "There are so many
new police coming in. The main
place David works has about
550 officers. Maybe 50 are
police officers and the rest are
patrol base."
On ~many occasions, the
training takes the form of mis-
sions that can last up to five
days ~in the battle zones. Many
times, homes have to be raided
and small children are involved.
"One thing that touched
David the most was a simple
handshake and thank you from

one of the children he met,"
says Lisa, who explains that,
following an incident where
someone opened fire and
claimed several hives, the com-
munity was combed to find the
perpetrator. During the search,
a family of eight was pulled
from their small home.
"While David and his team
were doing security and check-
ing the house and property, he
noticed a small child about four
years old who was watching him
the whole time they were
there," Lisa notes. "When they
were leaving, the boy walked
up to David like a grown man
and pulled on some of his gear
to get his attention. He looked
down and took a knee to get at
eye level with him. He was not
sure what to expect because not
too long ago the parents would
not let their children speak or
go near them. The child simply
said in English, 'Mister, thank
you,' and smiled. David told
him in his native language of
Arabic, 'Thank you.' That
meant a lot because, as he stood
up, the child walked back over
to his mother. David looked at
her to see her reaction and she
just smiled and nodded her
head. He knew then that every-
thing going on over there is
helping and the Iraqi people are
grateful. "

them if it weren't for them, they
would be overrun by bad guys,"
says Lisa. "He can tell the Iraqi
people have been held down so
long. Now they can shop in the
markets, drive around and
make their own decisions."
There are some clear differ-
ences between being a law
enforcement officer in
American and one in Iraq.
"David explained that the
police are different because
they don't have arrest authori-
ty," says Lisa. "All they have
are cars to patrol with, bullet
proof vests, and they are
armeti. They go around the city,
help people, take people to the
hospital, they do security
escorts and a lot of things as
police officers here in the states.
But if there is an actual arrest,
they have to call an officer to
make the arrest as the simple
police officers have no arrest
Powers. It takes a ranking offi-
cer to make an arrest."
David and the team he is
working with Bre putting a focus
on community-oriented polic-
ing. "This type of policing has
been adopted all over the world
and it is very simple," Lisa
explains. "It is a type of policing
where the community gets
involved. David and his team
have established community
oriented meetings with the





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