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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
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Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: April 23, 2008
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COMIMUNH'Y


Chamber


to host



strategic







BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor'
The :Calhoun County
Chamber of Commnerce is tak-
ing the lead on uniting tlfe
community to work toward a
common goal for the future.
With that end in mind, they
are hosting a strategic planning
series set for three Thursdays
in May.
The free sessions, which
include lunch, will be held oh
May 1, 8, and 15 from 11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Whether you, are a
concerned citizen, an elected
official, or business owner, your
voice and ideas are needed.
"Everybody has a stake in
this community," says Mary
McKenzie, CEO of .Oglesby
Plants International, who was
-recently named ~president of
the Chamber of Commerce.
"You don't have to be a busi-
ness owner to participate. If
you have a child, you have an
interest in this community."
Rick Marcuri of
Opportunity Florida will facili-
tate the series with the "Vision
2010" theme. The first session
will focus on reviewing the
strengths, weaknesses and
threats discussed at a previous
series held two years ago. The
second day will focus on setting
objectives. The` final gathering
will be for developing bench-
marks.
S"We all have a vested inter-
est in this," says Elam
Stoltzfus, a documentary film-
maker who .serves as the
Chamber's vice president.
"'Anyone who wpnts to grow
their business, this is a chance
for them to have their say. We
-can build a strategic_ plan and
that becomes~ our goals."
Space is limited, so please
reserve. your seat. Call the
Chamber at 674-4519 today.





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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008 101st Year, No. 34 ii BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (including Tax)


Sky, Florida, is coming to Calhoun County
and plans for this model community are
already creating quite a buzz.
With close to 600 acres on the west side of
the county near Clarksville, Sky will feature
five villages with a total of 624 new home
sites, an equestrian complex with miles of rid-
ing trails,- public gardens, group agriculture
with a farmers market, and over half the
property set aside for agriculture and open
space. The Sky lodge and conference center
will provide much needed lodging for eco-
tourists who wish to visit Calhoun County.
:Sky-is -exp~eted to bring -many jobs to
Calhoun Countyr and stimulate positive eco-
logic~al awareness here, while adding an esti-
trhated $22,000,000 to the county tax fund
within the ziext 12 ye~ars. .
This month's South~ern Living features
The Land of Sky in the Florida living section,
highlighting how Sky founders Bruce White
and Julia Starr Sanford of White Starr, Inc.
have heededd valuable lessons from old-world
farming villages and New Urbanism commu-
nities and paired those' concepts with the lat-
See SKY, page 2


. The model community planhied for'-
Calhoun County is attracting prospective
buyers from as far away as Hawa~ii.


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
In the final article in The
Country Record's series on the
state of local healthcare, we
take a look at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital*, our commnu-
nity's own comeback kid.
For years, the hospital has
struggled, then gone on .to
prove it may be down, but not
out. That has certainly been
the case over the past, year
after the hospital board too~k
the reigns and assumed con-
trol of th~e facility,
Ron Gilliard came on
board last June as admiixistra-
tor and has spent nearly a
year focusing on turning the
facility around- '
"I think the biggest chal-
lenge has been the ongoing
one to regain the trust and
confidence of the citizens we :
serve," Gilliard remarks. "It
had gotten pretty bad, but we
are working hard to restore-a
good reputation of profession-
al, courteous and compassion-
ate care. I saw that myself
recently as an izipatient. We
have excellent caregivers and
I feel that word will spread.
The appearance -'has
improved also, especially by
replacing the old carpet and


putting the shiny tile down,
thp redoing of the front lobby,
the redoing of the dining hall,
and the starting .of redoing
several rooms."
Staffing the facility has also
been an issue, but with the
improved reputation of the
hospital, more people are
seeking employment there.
"We are now seeing a good
crop of new employees
approach us, especially nurs-
es, wuanlting to work .here,
including some hometown
ones," says Gilliard. "We will
be hiring three local graduates
from Chipola and that is
great. There is nothing like
hometown staff to take care of
hometown folks!"
The bottom line for keep-
ing the hospital open has
always been money. "Cash
. flow remains a huge challenge
as it is to most small, rural
hospitals;"' Gilliard acknowl-
edges. "But we have made
some recent changes there
and that has improved signifi-
cantly. Our numbers in work
load volume are up, especially
on the inpatient side, since we
hired the new emergency
room group~ in November. We
have basically doubled the
See HOSPITAL, page 2


Altho's Gary Chew (left) and Blountstown's Ryan Baker captured
state championship titles in the finals held last weekend in
Daytona. For all the details, turn to page 6.


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CRIME


Man is


arrested


for sex


with teen
:BY KELL'I PEACOCK
:Neyvs Editor
A Blountstown man is
:behind bars for allegedly hav-
ring sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Robert Alday, 34, has been
charged with lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation in the case.
According to the Calhoun
_County Sheriff's Office, the
girl's mother contacted author-
:ities last 'Ibesday and stated
:her daughter had been sexual-
ily molested. The teen alleged
_Alday, who has a relationship
with the family, came into their
:living room on two occasions in
:March and again in April
when she was sleeping. She
~said he shook her, told her he
:wanted to have sex, then pro-
cb~eded to do so without her
con y initially denied the
Allegations, then directed
:authorities to a sexually explic-
;it letter hidden in. his bedroom,
reportedlyey written to him by
the teen. He said they had sex
~twice, but both times wlere
:consentual. The girl theh
:changed her story\ to say the
first tw~o times were consentu-
Ait-at,; buit thei~ third was against
Sh~er will.



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Apr. 15: Harvey King, VOP;CAl. I o nsonVOP; Kristen Smith, DUI;
Rbelrt Alday, eRd an lascivious dmD esalionBrwbte
Apr. 18: Matt Speights, bond revoked; Timothy Peavy, DUl; Henry
Calhoun, writ of attachment/child support; Melody Olivades, poss. 1/?
20 gfams marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Patrick Hunt, poss. 1/t 20
grams marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Tiffany Tolbert, hold for
Gadsden County; Levete Germitri, writ of attachment
Apr. 20: Adam B. Crenshaw, FTA/w~orthless checks; Albert Johnson,
DWLSR, hold for Leon Co.
Apr. 21: Tammi Moore, poss. 1/t20 grams marijuana, drug parapher-
nalia
LIBERTY COUR i
Apr. 15; Joni Bod~iordr petit theft, credit card theit, Tranode Kancey, .
holding for Hendry: Co,; Kristen; Smith, holdihg for C~CSO; Tammy
Ammos, state VOP, DWLSR, battely On law enforcement officer, DUI,
refusal .
Apr. 16: Jerrod Copeland, DUI, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana, con-
tributing to delinquency of minor
Apr. 17: Freddie Smith, DWLSR; Nick Smith, battery; Mathew
T pr 8 Meon, Aservi hT iva es, holding for CCSO; Jimmy R. Shiver,

Ar.po :farnariNua wi thlinent h ing for CCSO; Emilo Ortigoza
Guiterrez, domestic battery
Ap~r. 20: Delores; Brinson, retail theft, poss. of cocaine with intent to
sell, pardphernalia; Antonio Rangel Ramos, no DL, attaching tag not
assigned

sThe Ohrore Ind/viduals wale cooked into thre Calhoun of Libery
County Jull over the past treet Although they have breen chalged
wikn a crine, they 010e considered Inhosent until proven guillly,


tainable concepts that we plan
to implement and sees himself
enjoying being a part of the
community," says White. "This
is the kind of response that we
have been seeing."
As for a tiimeline on the pro~j-
ect, White says,' "Ideally we
will be in a position in about
four or five months to begin
releasing lots for sale. We have
been spending a lot of energy on
establishing the Sky Ins~titute
which is scheduled to be one of
the first structures built. The
equestrian center is being'
planned to go up early also with
an offering of lots surrounding
the equestrian turnout pas-
tures. A row of our least expen-
sive and smallest lots known as
the.'artist flats' in the $45,000
to $50,000 range has also been
added to phase one next to the
town center."
For more information, go to
skyflorida.net.







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The County Record has never missed
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The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 2


graphs (not responsible for lost
photos). Do not write on back of
photo. Send info to: Calhoun
County HBC, BO0. Box 275,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
For more information, con-
tact any committee members:
Mary Lou Holley, co-chair,
Sph. 674-8860, email
JLHolleyl@hotmail.com
Mary Ann Flowers, co-chair,
ph. 674-3747, email maflow-
ers@gtcom.net
Frances Price, family chair,
674-8554, email dinow-
illiams2005@aol.com
Tony Shoemake, topical
chair, email
mbrailroad@yahoo.com
Mary Lou Taylor, treasurer,
674-8276, email mtay-
lorl275@fairpoint.net


You are invited to publish
your family history for free in
The Heritage of Calhoun
County, Flodida A Grassroots
Faunily Histories Collection.
Current or former residents,
and those with ancestors in 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-
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 story. Stories must be
typed or computer generated
and double-spaced (no handi-
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-


Students from the University of Florida's School of Architecture, as well as the School of Landscape
Design, have done projects for the Sky community. They are shown above during a site visit.


est sustainable energy technolo-
gies and Green-living prac-
tices."
White tells The County
Record a redesign of their first
phase is underway. "This will
allow for additional larger lots
and also for a group of less
expensive smaller lots in this
down market as opposed to the
market that was on fire when
the project was designed over
two years ago," he explairds.
Sky is certainly attracting
attention all across the country.
"'The' most distant responder
has been from Honolulu,
Hawaii," says `White.
"Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey,
New York, Virginia, Tennessee,
Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky,
Oklahoma, and California are
other areas where respondents
currently live. Most are from
central and south Florida with a
fair amount of interest coming
out of'Iblahassee.
White points out that the
majority of inquiries have come
from professionals in the 50 to
60 year old age rarige. "These
folks approaching retirement
age are a wonderful demo-
graphic to have at Sky~ and
Calhoun -County," he remarks.
"They are happy, fulip of wis-
dom, financially secure,
respectful of other ;people,
peaceful, and enjoy taking care
of their property and communi-

Probably most surprising is
the buzz Sky is creating before
a real marketing effort has even
been initiated. "Julie and I just
r~e eesd oromN te UN ti
Convention in Austin, Texas,
Bruce reports. "We met with
Irina Woefle, owner of the
IWPR public relations firm in
Miami while there. She stated
that in all of her years in the
business that she has never
seen a project or product any-
where or anytime receive so


much press, especially without
even trying, as the Sky proj-
ect."
Many eyes turned to Sp
after Governor Charlie Crist,
awarded the development team
a $1.8 million grant to pay for
scientific and engineering
research to turn ~the Sky com-
munity into a national model
for energy efficiency.
The project caught the
attention of officials at the
University Of Florida School Of
Architecture. Under the direc-
tion of professors Bill Tilson,
Mark Glothlin, and Charles
Hailey, students recently
revealed over 150 miniature
wooden models of sustainable
structures to Sky developers.
The models were designed and
constructed by second year
architectural students.
Designs of the future Sky
Institute encompassed most of
the models. ,
"The reason we chose to do
a study on the Sky project is
because it will be an important
model for future development
in Florida and it did not hurt
that the Sky~ project has been
legitimatized by winning a mult-
timillion dollar energy grant
from the Florida Dept of
Environmental Protection .for
energy effiiency~ research,"
Professor Tilson remarks.
The University Of Florida
School Of Landscape Design
also got involved, creating a
landscaping plan for the project.
with suggestions for didactic
gardens, energy conservation
int tvs ecrops.and far ani-
acres of agricultural I~nd, and
roof top gardens.
The Sky concept just seems
to be contagious. "I had a park
ranger from South Florida write
me and offer to quit his long
time state park manager posi-
tion to become part of Sky
because he believes in the sus-


standing and are serving as
'hospitalists', meaning they can
admit patients and then be fol-
lowed by the group. It is work-
ing out very well for us and the
patients, as well as for the local
physicians. We are also very


pleased Drs. Bristol and
Skipper are back on our staff."
If you have been in the hos-
pital lobby lately, there was
likely a full house due to record
numbers of outpatients utilizing
the facility for radiology and
laboratory needs. "We can do
most tests that patients get
ordered by their physicians,
even if the doctor is out of
town," Gilliard points out.
As for how the community
can get involved, Gilliard
invites supporters to adopt-a-
room, donate in memory of a
loved one, and, most important-
ly, use the facility when they
have a medical need. "We are
pu tng a huge push on 'wing
bd aga ednt thdos that may
urba ho pitals, but not a sp ,quite
ready to go home or to a nurs-
ing home," says Gilliard.

As for the state of the hospi-
tal, Gilliard notes, "Volumes
are growing, morale of the staff
is improved, we mentioned the
appearance, and we are getting
more new equipment. I am
very excited about our future.
We still have many challenges
but with the support, the great
support of our Board, we are
meeting these challenges head
on. We have indeed made a lot
of progress, bua still have a long
way togo a pru o u

star dof th prges dhamr
made. I thank the Good Lord
for the prgess and ask daily
for his help on continued
progress. Our goal is to provide
a high quality primary care
service in a courteous, compas-
sionate, and professional man-
ner. We hope to do so in a new
hospital in the future."


number of admissions each
month (37 per month to 74)
which has led to a doubling of
our daily census (from 5 to 10.)
Te~n may not seem like much,
but it is significant to us, and
growing. This group is out-


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by the CCSCA which are
detailed in the brochures she
distributed.
In closing, Ms. Sewell com-
plimented Executive Director
Marilyn Russell for the fabulous
job she does in running the
CCSCA. Thank you, Ms.
Sewell; you are a charming lady
and an interesting speaker,
Business IMieting
1. May Meeting Pioneer
Settlement International
Theme. Covered Dish
Luncheon featuring foreign


foods. New members will be
initiated and new officers
installed. The Pioneer
Settlement will receive it's
annual donation from the
Woman's Club.
2. Final Plans were made for
the District II meeting the
Blountstown Woman's Club
will be hosting May 31, at the
Settlement.
The next meeting will be the
Covered Dish Luncheon
Thursday, May 15, at the
Pioneer Settlement.


BY AILEEN McQUAGGE

Mrs. Dorothy Sewell was
guest speaker at the
Blountstown Woman's Club
"brown bag" lunch Thursday,
April 17, 2008, at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center. Pres. Jessie
Mae Price p resided.
Gail Wood read a "true"
story for Devotions: In 2 years,
a little girl had saved 57 cents
which she gave to her pastor,
"Now you can build a church."
The pastor told a reporter who
printed a story. Newspaper
readers responded. A local
man gave land for a church for
57 cents. The community
members seixt donations -
$250,000.00 the result:
Philadelphia's Temple Church.
Yes, "All children need a place
to worship.
Then the .ladies dove into
their "brown bags' and helped
themselves to the goodies pro-
vided by Hostesses Jo Johnson
and J.E! Dunbar a pleasant
interval.
During lunch the Door Prize
Drawing was held. Peck
Eldridge won a charming
Country Floral Photo Album.
The money goes to the Cancer
Survivors Scholarship Fund.
Next, Jessie Mae introduced
Calhoun ` County Senior
Citizens Association's newest
employee Ms. Dorothy Sewell,
Older Americans Act


especially designed to help sen-
ior citizens 60 or older to
remain independent in their
lifestyles. Services include:
Home-cooked meals at the
Center, home-delivered meals
to home bound, Telephone
Reassurance, Exercise Cass,
Games, Shopping Trips,
Nutrition Education, Travel,
etc.
She touched briefly on the
many other services provided

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2nd Runner Up: Madison
Hathaway (photogenic)
Tiny Miss Calhoun
County: Karah McDougald
(photogenic)
1st Runner Up: Lilly
Vincente
2nd Runner Up: Alexis
Simms
Little Miss and Miss
Calhoun County will go on to
represent our community at the
Miss National Peanut FestivaL
Pageant~ in Dothan, Alabama,
:n October.
'7Thek M~iss Blountstown
Pagea~nt~is scheduled or Jume' 7
at the Blountstown High School
Auditorium at 2:00 PM CST.


Seven young ladies were
crowned Saturday at the Miss
Calhoun County Pageant held
in the Blountstown High School
Auditorium. The winners (pic-
tured above) include:
Miss Calhoun Courity:
Jennifer DeVuyst
1st Runner Up: Morgan
Swilley
2nd Runner Up: Christina
Mears (photogenic and Scholar
Award winner)
Teen Mliss ~Calhoun
County: Karen Morgan
(Scholar Award Witmer) :
~tt;away (Photoe'nic)
2nd liunner Ui~p: Jace :
Richards


3rd Runner Up: Laura
Ridley
Junior Miss .Calhoun
County: Britt~ny' Bridges
(Photogenic)
1st Runner Up: Sarah
McCausland (not pictured)
Young Miss Calhoun
County: 'h~udie Alford
1st Runner Up: Taylor
McDougald (photogenic)
2nd' Runner Up: Bryanna
Hope
3rd Runner Up: Morgan
LaWarre
i 41ih' Runner lp- ?:iirittai~i)
Little Miss -Calhoun
County: Catrina Miles
1st Runner Up: Meagan


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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 1 lbm60io 0 the a unds

dept.
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

'idckery family
Tun~ion wuill be

held ~Aprdl 27
The descendants of John,
Frank, and Jimmy Vickery will
hold their 55th Anitual Family
Reunion on Sunday, April 27,
at the Panhanidle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstowri. All
relatives and friends are invited
and encouraged to attend.
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 drink. Paper
goods and ice will be furnished.
For more information, call
674-4317.

18th `Kinard

Homecoming is

planned May 3
The 18th Annual Kinard
Homecoming is set for
Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m.
until at the Kinard Community
Center.
Everyone is invited to come
4itid ~rin~g i well filled basket.


Calhoun County



HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE


COLLECTION DAY


Hazardous Household Materials and
other Toxice Wastes
Pesticides Insecticides Pool Chemicals
*Solvents Fertilizers Spot Removers Paint
*** gj'jkllR Stale Gasoline Used Oil* Paint Thinners
4 Antifreeze * Batteries Brake Fluid
*Paint Strippers *Furniture Polish.
*Engine Degreasers


We're Taking
Old Computers
& Components,
Microwaves,-
& TV's at the
Calhoun County
Recycling Center


The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 4


The Thomas C. Ray Ruth Ray Howell Building in downtown Blountstown, previously home to
Calhoun-Liberty Abstract Office, has been completely renovated.

Inspiring story of Ruth Ray Howlell





look but old memories remain


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
ribbon cutting and 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 please .contact Ms.
Adrienne Wood at 850-674-
4698 or email
mbrailroad@yahoo.comn.
Applications are also available
at the County Extension office
(850-674-8323).


When you drive along Hwy.
20 (Central Avenue) in down-
town Blountstown, you see that
many of the businesses are
being renovated and updated.
The building in the above pho-
tograph located at 20775
Central Ave. East (formerly
known as the Calhoun-Liberty
Abstract Office) is one of those
buildings.
In the 1800's, the original
building was purchased by
Thomas C. Ray, attorney and
father to Ruth Ray Howell. Mr.
Ray practiced as an attorney
for many years and was active
in both local and state govern-
ment. Inl921, he was selected
to serve on the Joint Legislative
Committee to locate a site for
the memorial which commemio-
rates the birth of the State of
Florida and the assembling of
the Constitutional Convention
of Florida.
After school each day, Mr.
Ray had Ruth, his daughter,
work in his law office alongside
Mrs. Bertha Atkins, his secre-
tarylassistant. When Ruth.was
11 years old, Mr. Ray sent her
to business school in Dothan,
Alabama, where she learned
shorthand, typing and other
secretarial skills. Ruth contin-
ued to work after school and
dhritig tli summer in ihe la
ofice a
~At 'te end of Ruth's junior
year "~(11th Grade) at
Blountstown High School, Mr.
Ray made arrangements for her
to attend Lake City Hiigh
School in Lake City, Florida,
her senior year since
Blountstown High School, at
that time, was not accredited.
Ruth graduated valedictorian of
her senior class in Lake City.
Plans were,underway for her to
See RUTH RAY HOWELL, page 16


RUTH RAY HOWELL .


Sponsoredl by the Calhoun County
Board of County Cornmissioriers


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Haley Pelt, the daughter of Nikki Anderson and Justin Pelt, recent-
ly took first place in her age group (pre-k through second grade) at
the Fifth Annual Marianna Arts Festival and BBQ Cookoff (a.k.a. "The
Pig Jig"). Congratulations, Haley!


Andrea Hagler Mc~rary is

among 'Playeng Doctor' cast


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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 C~olumbia College, Columbia, Mo. I am a veteran
and retiree of the Armed Forces and served three` tours in.
vrietnaim.
jf you give me the opportunity to serve you, the citizens of
Calhoun County, I will keep the drivers license section in Calhotin
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 anji questions, I can be reached at 643-8701 or 237-2669.
YOur vote and support will be greatly appreciated.
Paid Political Advertisement Pald for and Approved by Royce Gene Wise for Tax Collector, Democrat


Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire
Department will hold an
Auction and BBQ on Saturday,
May 3, at 10:00 a.m. at 7128
NW Porter Grade Rd, Altha.
All proceeds will go directly
to the Mossy Pond Volunteer
Fire Department. Items to be
auctioned (to mention a few)
will be household goods, appli-
ances, exercise equipment,
dishes, baskets, cakes, etc.


R61Gy for Life



INore Saturday
The, (qlhqun-Liberty, Jielay
for Life will be holding a

wash on Saturday, April 26, at
the American Legion on Hwy.
20 West of Blountstown." We
will get started at 8 a.m. and go
untHl ab ut a pnarC mse onndou I

to support a great cause!
If you have questions, items
to donate, or are interested in
Relay, please call Kate at 674-
2033 -

Blue Springs

CMR will meet

Sunday at 1:30
Blue Springs Society
Children. of the American
Revolution will meet Sunday,
April 27, at 1:30 at Melvin
Engineering. Six new members
will be welcomed.
State contest trophies ~and
winning certificates will be dis-
Splayed and new officers elected.
Please contact Dorcas Jackson
579-2103 or snoopyxii60@hot-
mail.com for more information.


The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Parge 5


The Senior Companion
Program (SCP) of Elder Care
Services currently has openings
for low-income seniors to partic-
ipate in Calhoun County.
The Senior Companion
Program is for healthy, active
seniors age 60+. SCPs serve
20 hours per week assisting frail
elderly clients in their homes.
In return for their service, SCPs
earn a modest tax-free stipend,
mileage reimbursement, free
accident/liability insurance,
recognition, earn paid leave and
participate in on-going training.
The monthly stipend earned by


SCPs is not subject to any tax or
considered as wages for the pur-
pose of any public assistance.
Senior Companions typically
provide companionship, respite
care,and Light homemaker
services in the homes of desig-
naited clients.

Anyone interested in becom-
ing a Senior Companion should
contact Calhoun County SCP
Volunteer Coordinator, Mary
Milton at 850-245-5935 or
850-508-6315.
The Senior Companion
Program is Federsblly funded by


the Corporation for National
Service and sponsored by Elder


Care Services, Inc., A United
Way Agency.


A member of Congressman
Alleri Boyd's (D-North Florida)
staff will be visiting
Blountstown on the fourth
Thursday of every month so
that the people of Calhoun
Courity have the opportunity to
discuss issues of concern.
The next visit is set for
Thursday, April 24, from 9:30 -
11:00 am CDT at the Calhoun


County Courthouse inl
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.


Blountstown's Andrea
Hagler McCrary is among the
cast of Kaleidoscope Theatre's
latest .production, Playing
Doctor.
Written by William Van
Zandt and Jane Milmore,
Playing Doctor is the last pro-
duction of Kaleidoscope's 37th
Season. Be sure to make your
reservations now to see this
crazy comedy about a young
man, Rob Brewster, who used
all the money his parents gave
him for medical school to pur-
chase fancy digs and live it up
while pursuing a writing career.
Then the parents arrive for a
visit. What could possibly go
wrong? A complicated prescrip-
tion of desperate fakery, out-
landishly improvised characters
and unabashed mischief follows.
Rob is an energetic, if inept,
ed~n man, but his piarenis~ are
balloons of egotism and inetten- ~
tion just waiting to be exploded
-so willfully naive that they
cling to every scam, even as it
unravels. .
McCrary is portraying the


Donations of any kind will be
great appreciated.
For more information or to
donate any type of item for the
auction, please contact Vetta
Loveless at 762-5106 or Bill
'Iuax at 762-2217.


ANDREA HAULER MCORARY
character Maureen in the show.
Playing Doctor is a wondef-
fully wacky burlesque that will
keep audiences of all ages
laughing from beginning to end.
Performance dates~ are
Friday and Saturday, April 25
ahd' 26,2aW79-'~30 p.m. arid
,lSunday, April 27, at 2 p.mn. For
reservations, call 850/2165-
S32"16. "
Kaleidoscope The'atre is
located at 207 E. 24th Street in
Lynn Haven.


.The Gulf State Guards, 2nd
Florida Company F,
Confederate Infantry
Reenactors will perform honor
guard duties at the Annual
Memorial Day Services, at
Kent Forest Lawn Cemetery, at
the corner of Harrison Avenue
and 23rd Street, Panama City
Reenactors will gather for
breakfast after 7 AM: at the
Waffle Shoppe, located on 23rd
Street just west of Jenlis
Avenue, which is about two
blocks west of the cemetery.
Reenactors are, invited to join
us. Dress is Confederate,
Federal, or Civilian attire-
Please advise Stan Peacock
if you are bringing amusket and
want to be part of the honor
guar We will also have repr -
sentatives from the Buffalo
Soldiers unit from Marianna.
ceReetnatr :will meet ate
ration for the event. The
Honorable Circuit Judge Glenn


L. Hess will be the guest speak-
er. He is a Vietnam Veteran,
winner of the Bronze Star, The
Purple Heart, and 32 air serv-
ice medals.
Please contact Stan Peaco~k
at PreserveHeritage@aol.com
if you can attend.

Q uilt Show at
the Settlement

Saturday, iMay 3
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
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M;alcolm is a *very gifted
weightlifter and will get another
shot at it next year. Malcolm
has been ,one successful lift
away from winning back to
back state titles. Maybe next
year will be his year.
As a team we scored 8 points
this year. We were very close to
coming in 3rd place overall with
a couple more successful
attempts by our lifters. We fin-
ished in the top ten statewide,
which was not a bad day.
Congratulations to Altha senior
Gary Chew who won the 139


BY COACH GREG JORDAN

Competition for the Boys
State Weightlifting
Championships took place
Friday, April 18, for Class 1A.
The meet took place at Embry-
Riddle University in Daytona
Beach. Blountstown High
School had five qualifiers this
year. They were in weight class
order, Joseph Sapp 139 lb. -
weight class, Josh Godwin 154
lb. weight class, Malcolm Ivory
-183 lb. weight class, Britt
Leach 199 lb. weight class and
Ryan Baker 219 lb. weight
clsach of these young men

wred scxm neely ha d t

championship. Congratulations
to Ryan Baker, who captured
the state title in the 219 lb.
class with a 375 lb. bench press
and 300 lb. clean and jerk for a
675 total.
The next highest total was
650 lbs. Britt Leach captured
5th place with a 325 lb. bench
press and 275 lb. clean and jerk
for a 600 lb. total.
Joe Sapp! finished 9th with a
250 lb. bench and 205 clean
and jerk for a 455 lb. total.
Josh Godwin had a 240
bench press and missed his
cleans at 240 trying to go heavy
enough to score. It was score or
bust for Josh and it was not his
day.
Malcolm Ivory had a 355
lb. bench and was in position to
capture the 183 lb. state title
needing a 305 lb. clean and jerk
to win. Malcolm's first attempt
was at 300 lbs to secure 2nd
place. His first attempt failed
and we decided to take 2 shots
atotheastate titie withn s0o ibsd
Malcolm's bid for a state title.


lb. weight class and Coach
Johns and Baker County for
winning the overall team title.
Baker County had 2 state
champions this year.
Weightlifting season is now
in the books and spring practice
begins on May 1. We will again
host the spring jamboree on
'Ibesday, May 20, beginning at
6:30 p.m. This year Marianna,
St. Joe arid Blountstown will
play each other a half each. See
ya at Bowles Field on May
20th.
Go Tigers!!!


An agreement between
Florida and Georgia that allows
senior citizens from either state
to hunt and fish in fresh water
without licenses in both states
is about to end.
The agreement, which dates
back to 1981, will end on June
30.
Georgia officials announced
in May 2007 that economic
realities have rendered the
reciprocal agreement no longer
feasible for hunting, and it will
come off the books. The nature
of the agreement requires that
Florida follow suit. The Florida


Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) voted,
Wednesday to end the recipro-
cal agreement concerning
freshwater fishing, as well. The
agreement never has exempted
nonresident seniors from either
state from saltwater fishing
license requirements.
Senior citizens who are
Florida residents may continue
to hunt and fish in Florida with-
out purchasing a Florida
license, although the FWC
encourages seniors to purchase
licenses to support conserva-
tion.


Wildcat Tony Golden prepares to jerk 255 pounds. He tied for the
top total in the 154 pound weight class, but weighed one ounce more
than the guy he tied. Golden finished state runner up with a 540
pound total..


Cougar Challenge as a team
and we had five girls named
first team all big bend.
The boys team qualified
three boys, with two being sec-
tion 2 champs in their weight.
class. We: finished 2nd as a
teaniinii t~iek Big Be~nd~l de~ct anid
finished 4th at the st~ate.final.
I would like to ~thank all of
the people who support me and
my lifters. T~he kids. work
extremely hard and are out of
the spotlight for the most part.
~All hard work yields a profit,
and this year's AHS
wNeightlifters showed just that. I
am proud of all, of my lifters and
look forward to working with
next year''s lifters.
For more info on AHS'
weightlifting go to ironham-
mer.org; Now, it's~time to get
back in the weightroom and get
ready for next year.


The Liberty County Belles
(13-15) softball team SWAT
roster has been announced.
SWAT started play Monday
April 21th at Blountstown.
Belle coaches are Hali
Phinney, Stuart Phinney, Jerry'
Brown, and Jeramiah Johnson.
Players are Maggie Ellis,
Brittaney Brown, Kimberly
Jenks, Cayla Johnson, Arminda
Spikes, Sydney Sanders,
Audrey Johnson, Brittany
Mercer, and Breanna Mercer.
SWAT has home games
scheduled against
Chattahoochee Thursday 4-24,
and against Blountstown Friday
4-25. Both games will start at
6:30 pm. .
SWAT will also host
Chattahoochee on Monday 4-
28 and play at Marianna
'Ibesday 4-29 'at 6:30 pm.

COIYYERS GOES TO 6-0
Haytden Swier pitched a 4-
hitter and fanned 10 batters to
lead Conyers Flooring to a 9-1
win over TEC in Liberty
County Dixie Youth Major's
action 'Iesday night.
H. Swier also poked 2 hits
and scored a pair of runs for the
winners. Garrett Swier scored
twice, Charles Morris hit a 3-
run homer, D.J. Pittman had 2
hits, and Ricky Ramer scored
twice for Conyers.
Hunter Jacobs slapped 2 hits
including a triple for TEC.
Ryan Willis hit a double and
Jacob Phinney singled for TEC.
'Ibesday night the
Blountstown Cardinals played
TEC at Memorial Park, and
Congers played the
Blountstown Braves at Sam
Atkins Park<.
Thursday night the 25th the


Cardinals will play Conyers in
Bristol and TEC will play the
Braves in Blountstown. On
'Ibesday the 29th it will be the
Braves at Conyers and TEC at
the Cardinals.

JOHNSON'S HEATING
ANI) AIR WINS TWO PONY-
TAIL; SOFTBALL GAMES
The Liberty County
Recreation Department's
Ponytail softball team,
Johnson's Heating and Air won
two of the three games they
played last week
On April 12, Johnson's
played 'a pair of games in
Marianna. They lost 2-1 to
Marianna's Kiwanis team in
the first game. Sara Shierling
pitched a nice game for
Johnson's striking out 3 batters.
The second game saw
Johnson's explode for 20 runs
in a 20-14 win over Marianna
Zaxby's.
Shierling was the winning
pitcher in that game and she
also had an rbi hit. Breanna
White slapped 2 hits and
knocked in 4 runs.
Tuesday night the Johnson's
team defeated the Sneads Dixie
Darlings in a home game 11-6.
Allie Moore, Oliva Black,
Karley Sellers, and Madison
Peddle all had run scoring hits
for the Liberty County team.
Shierling was the winning
pitcher fanning 5 batters.
Johnson's record is now 2-2.
They played Marianna
Kiwanis at Memorial Park on
Monday and will play in
Blountstown .Thursday the
24th at 6:30 pm.
They will host Zaxby's in a

See LIBERTY RECREATION, page 7


Baker takes top honors




at state championship


NO more free hunting,


fiShing for sr. citizens


Chewr takes title, Golden



runne p at w teinl


BY COACH ROBBIE SMITH

Gary Chew and Tony
Golden helped Altha High
School finish in the top five for
the second straight year at the
2008 Boys' Weightlfiting State
Finals.
The Wildcats finished 4th as
a team this year. Chew finished
his career as a state champion
in the 139 pound weight class.
Gary placed 9th and 5th in the
two previous years, before win-
ning the state championship.
Chew~ also went for the state
record on his final clean and
jerk attempting 290. potmnds,
but was unable to get the lift.
Chew will finish his career at
AHS as three time state qual-
ifier, two time state medalist
and Altha's 5th,individual state
chn oGolden was very close
to joining Chew as state cham-
pion. Just one ounce kept
Golden from becoming state
champion. He tied for the top
total in the 154 pound weight
class, but weighed one ounce
more than the~ guy he tied.
Golden finished state runner up
with a 5;0 pound total. He will
finish:iiscareer ais a twoid tihie '
sfate qualifier and two time
state medalist.
Senior John Tedesco had a
solid meet, as well, finishing
with a 560 pound total in 12th
place. All three boys fought like
spartans and made me proud to
be their coach. Each will be
missed greatly next year.
Overall, this has been a
tremendous year at AHS in
both girls and boys weightlift-
ing. In girls, we had six section
champions, eight state quali-
fiers, and Stephanie Mayo
brought' home a medal finishing
sixth. The girls also won the


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PUBLICNOTI.

The Tax Collectors office of

Calhoun County has new

Office hours for drivers license.

MON DAY, TU ES DAY,




Office hours 8:0 0 a. m.


throu gh 4:00 p. m.

and will be~closed from 1 2:0 0

to 1:0 0 e ac hday for lunc h.

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HOSFORD TEAMS
C. W. Roberts
Coach: Jayson Cain
Players: Helaman Shuler,
Fletcher Melvin, Ethan Alford,
Darrick Kent, Wayne Mansell,
Korie Eddleman, Kassidi
Eddleman, Austin Waller,
Remington Potter, Jayden Cain,
.Matthew Shuler.
S.W.A.T.
Players: Colton Thomas,
Hunter Horton, Austin Mathis,
Tryston Lopez, Alexander
Bynog, Brock Sykes, Lewis
Pittman, Aiden Hirsh,
Makenna Patton, Diamond
Watson, Joseph Finuff.









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The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 7


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor

The Blountstown Lady
Tigers ended an exciting season
at the district tournament last
week.
The girls came in as the
number two seed, but third
ranked Sneads wound up taking
the title in the championship
against Cottondale. '
In the first routid of the tour-
nament last 'IbJesday, BHS was
eliminated by Sneads.
"It was just a sad way to end
what had been a successful sea-
son," says Coach Bubba
Johnson, noting that the final
record is 18-8. "Senior trip
week and spring break got us
out of the practice routine of
hitting and fidlding daily."
Kaitlin Peacock took the loss
on the mound, ending the sea-
son with a 13-7 record. She
struck out three batters, walked
one, gave up five hits, but
allowed no earned runs..
"The Lady Pirates scored


Johnson remarks. 'A lead-off
reached on an infield error, a
bunt hit by the second batter,
an iedrs hie::-r::: .he
strikeout, a two-run scoring
error in the outfield, and, final-
ly, a grounder out to shortstop
ended the inning." Sneads also
brought in one unearned' run in
the seventh inning.
The Lady Tigers scored on a
lead-off bunt single by Lindsey
Doyal in the bottom of the third
with a stolen base and two
errors by Sneads in the in-field.
The week before the tourna-
ment, the Lady Tigers defeated
Liberty County, 6-2, on April 7.
Peacock was the winning
pitcher with eight strikeouts


and six walks. She allowed five
hits and one earned run.
At the plate, BHS was led
by Cherie Hires with a two run
homer in the first inning, aloog.
'with a double, single, and two
runs scored. Selena Williams
provided a doixble, single, and
two RBIs. Lindsey Doyal and
Ashley Whitfield had two sin-
gles a piece. .
The following day, the Lady
Tigers shut down Malone, 13-3,
in five innings.
Brittany Griffin got the win
on the mound, improving her
record to 5-1.
Offensively, Hir~es had two
triples, a single, three RBIs,
and two runs scored. Doyal had
a double, single, and two RBIs.
Griffin had a single, an RBI,
and a walk. Montoya Garrett
had a single, two walks, and two
runs scored. Williams had a


double with two RBIs. Erin
Fowler had a single and a walk.
Secora Bell had two walks, two
runs scored, and one sacrifice.
Audrey Eubanks scored three
runs as a courtesy runner.
In junior varsity action, the
Lady Tigers were edged by
Liberty County, 8-6, on April 7.
Genny Starr took the loss on
the mound, striking out four
batters, walking 10, hitting
three batters, and allowing
three hits.
Garrett was the leading hit-
~ter with two singles and two
runs scored. Ann IVIarie Silcox
provided two singles. Start and
Fowler had a single a piece.
The J.V. girls defeated
Malone, 17-1, the following day
with Starr as winning pitcher.
Fowler, Garrett, and Caitlin
Crocker each scored two runs
and had two singles a piece.


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BONIFAY, APRIL 17--A
seventh inning comeback
staged by the Altha Wildcats
(18-6, 2-2A) against the 3A
Holmes County Blue Devils
came up three runs short as
Altha lost, 6-41, last Thursday.
The Wildcats scratched out a
run in their first at bat. Leadoff
batter Josh McIntosh reached
second base on a fielding error
by~ the first baseman. He
advanced to third base on a
passed ball. Tad Scott scored
McIntosh with a sacrifice bunt.
Holmes County (19-6) tal-
lied all their runs in the first two
innings. They scored 4 in the
'first inning and 2 in the second.
The Wildcats made it a 6-3
game in the third inning. Tad
Scott drew one of 13 walks
issued by the Blue Devils'
pitching staff. Scott then stole
second and third base. With two
outs Jake Edenfield,1asered a
screaming double to left field to
plate Scott. Ethan Byler fol-
lowed with a scorching double
of his own to right centerfield
that allowed Edenfield to cross
the dish. .
In the top of the seventh
inning, Tad Scott reached on his
third consecutive walk. With
one out three Wildcats--Jake
Edenfield, Ethan Byler, and
Keith Kirkpatrick--drew three
straight walks. ~Scott scored the
Wildcats final run after
Kirkpatrick's walk. Josh


Warner grounded out to the
shortstop that resulted in a dou-
ble play to end the game.
In 19 at bats Altha had just 4
hits, they left 9 men on base
and only struck out a season-
low 3 times. Holmes County
managed just 6 hits out of 26 at
bats, struck out 9 times and left
9 men on base.
Keith Kirkpatrick (7-3; 1.51
ERA), who had been the Big
Bend leader in earned run
average and second in strke-
outs, suffered his third loss of
the season. In 3 2/3 innings of
work he allowed 6 earned runs
off of 5 hits, fanned 5, and
walked only one Blue Devil.
Tad Scott (7-1-1), the Big
Bend leader in strikeouts and
second in earned run average,
came on in relief in the fourth
inning. With 31 pitches he sat
down 4 Blue.Devils and surren-
dered only p~ne walk,.~~. L me e
Leading the Wildcats at the
plate were Ethan Byler and
Jake Edenfield. Both doubled
and batted in a run in thdir only
official at bats. Edenfield
scored a run. Juan Alejos was 1
for 2. Keith Kirkpatrick was 1
for 3 and a RBI.
The Class 2A District 2
baseball championship game
will be played tomorrow
(Thursday) night at 7:00 p.m.
(CT) at The Cotton Patch. The
entrance fee is $5 per person as
set by the Florida High School


Athletic Association (FHSAA).
Only FHSAA passes will be
recognized, The winners of last
night's Sneads-Altha game will
be playing the' winner of the
Cottondale / Blountstown game
v. Bozeman game (check next
week's issue for game details).
Grilled chicken pl~tes including
corn-on-the-cob, green beans,
and a drink will be available at
tomorrow's game for $6.
GO WILDCATS AND I'LL
SEE YOU AT THE GAME!!!


The time is fast approaching
to organize Dixie Boys Baseball
for Calhoun and Liberty coun-
ties.
The Dixie boys program is
for players 13-14 as of May 1,
2008.
Interested players can regis-
ter at the Liberty County
Recreation Department in


Bristol at the Civic Center at
643-2175 or with Emory
Horne at 674-6874.
Registration fee is $50 and
that includes the uniform.
The deadline to start this
prograin is fast approaching so
if a player wants to play they
should contact the above num-
bers ASAE!


game at Memorial Park
Th~esday April 29th at 7 pm.

T-BALL ROSTERS
ANNOUNCED BY LCRD
The Liberty County
Recreation Departments T-Ball
season started Thursday April
17 with games in Bristol and
Hosford.
Rosters for the T-Ball teams
are as follows:

BRISTOL TEAMS
Tommy Roddenberry
Construction
Coach: Patricia 'Ibcker
Players: Destiny Thcker,
Coleton Brandon, Adam
Layne, Sarah Peddie, Summer
Hosey, Andy Revell, Taryn
Kirkland, Cole Faircloth, Jewell
Griffin, Cody Baggett, Pola
McCloud, Shelby Copas.
Big River Sports
Coaches: Bruce Burns,
Dana Burns.
Players: Rylee Blackburn,
Charlie Burps, Frank Cottrell,
Tucker Kersey, Hunter
Flowers, Brett O'Bryan,
Joshua Goodman, Brett
Thompson, Nicklous
Hagerman, Coleon Hobaby'

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The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 8


A. Powell, Kimberly D. Shuler,
Tramaine Spears, David
Kenneth aairis.
Clarksville Ferlon E.
Baggett, Jr., Brandon Scott:
Dysard, Justin Miles McCoy,
Lindsay Hollice Miller.
Hosford--Amy E. Mayo.
Associate in Scienee
Degrees
Altha--Rebeccti M.
-Ra~ckley.
Blountstown--Carlos L.
Davis, Dontia Julaine Schebel,
Caroline Renae Yoder.
Bristol--Crystal Rae
Arnold, Rebecca Edwards.
Kever.
Workcforce. Development
Cert~f~icates
Altha-Jennifer Lynn
DeVuyst, Brigette Rene Utley
Blountstown--Ricky Lee
Sable.
Hosford Debra Elaine
Chason.


Some 370 students were eli-
gible for graduation at Chipola
College at the end of~ the spring
semester. Graduation exercises
are scheduled for Thursday,
May 1. at 7 p.m. in the Milton
Johnson Health Center.
Chipola alumnus Dr.
Malcolm Gillis, Professor of
Economics and former
President of Rice University,
will deliver the commencement
address.
Counted as members of the
class are all who completed
their degrees or vocational cer-
tificates from Decembjer of '07
to May of '08 or who will com-
plete work at Chipola during
the summer of '08. .
The class includes the fol-
lowing Calhoun and Liberty
county students, listed accord-
ing to type of degree and home-

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is pleased to announce the
honor roll:
'A' Honor Roll
Learning Center 'j1:
Austin Martin, Rydcer
McDaniel, Hunter Murkerson,
Dal O Br dtWilliam
Learning Center 2:

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Nixon, Anna-Lisa Potter, John
Rosenberger, Austin 'Ibwnsell.
Learning Center 3: Lyric
Barnes, Nicholas Ellis, A.J.
Johnson, Steve Miller, Austin
Schmidt.
Learning Center 4: Equasha
Colley, Carlon Dilmore,
Gordon Yoder, Mike Zink.
Learning Center 5: Anita:
Chance, Ashley Glass, Sean
Perry, Benson Prince.
'B' Honor' Roll
Learning Center 5:
Joshua Brown.


town:
Barchelor of Science
Degrees
Blountstown-C hristopher
Jay Eby.
Bristol--Dawn Michelle
Arrant.
Associate in Arts Degrees
Altha--Jennie Ruth Fagen,
Britney .Chyanne Hansford,
Tammy Rena Moore,, Amy
Christine Redmond, Jeremy
Redmond, Katie Jo Robinson,
Sarah Sheree' Shelton.
Biountstown-1Kate Ann
Atkins, Jay Morgan McClellan,
Amanda Lynette McClendon,
Staci Lynn Pittman,
Christopher Aidam Richards,
Tanya Marie Savell, Haley Ann
~Shoemake, Kelli Elizabeth
Walden, Shannon Paige White.
Bristol--Hali Janelle
Barfield, Eric W. Bryant,
Sharley Hevner, Erica Solange
Nobles, Jody M. Parish, Shaela


The play is about..twio hours
long, and each performance will
be held in the Althe School
Gymnasium. Dorothghwpill be
played by Laken .Pitts, the
Scarecrow will be played by
Summer Attaway, the Lion will
be played by Dakota Varnum,
and the Tinman will be played
by 'Ikmmy Shivers. J-I
For more details,-io can
contact Mrs. Jaydie~iie or
Mrs. Tina Smith at ~l a~~~762-
3121. -z:\

Senior News u
Mr. Pete Davis w"llbe avail-
able to answer any questions
relative to the W.T. eal H ?ust
Scholarship on Monday, April
28 in- the conference room at
the W.T. Neal Civic Center in
Blountstown from 1:3~ 5 pm.


Kids of .Character for April 28 -- Beta Banquet, 6
February pm
Principal Ronnie Hand April 29 -- Drama Play, 10
proudly announces Altha am & 5:30 pm
School's Kids of Character for April 30 -- PreK Screening 8
the month of February. They 12; Drama Play, 10 am
are pictured above and include
(front row) Ariel Barrentine, Altha Dramia and Chorus
Clark Kelley, (second row) D~epartments present The
Leslee McMullon, Madison Wizard of Oz
Marshall, Kali Jackson, (thiyd by Matqriha Hollman
row) Brie Durrance, The Altha High School
Machaelyn Horton, (standing) Drama and Chorus
Tracy Hitt, Jamie Coleman, Departments would like to
Enrico McF~allvn and_ S~ummp~e~r invite ypuy to their performance
Farris.. Not pictured: Alena of The Wizard of Oz. :
Couch, Emily Keel~- and' - On May 8 there wcill be a
Kathrine Aldeiman. free performance at 8:30 aim,
and another performance at
Calendar 7:00 pm. There will be a $5
April 21 25 -- Baseball admission fee for the evening
District Tournament at Altha performance. On May 9, there
April 25 -- 4th & Sth grade will be another free perform-
Musical, 9 am ance at 9 am.


Book Fair .
Blountstown Elementary
School will host a Scholastic
Book Fair on April 28th May
2nd from'7:30 A. M. to 2:30 E
M., to purchase books for our
Media Center. Families, te~ach-
ers, and the community are
invited to attend the Book Fair,
which will feature a special
camping theme: A Reading
Road trip. .
On April 28th from 5:00 to
6:30, the Book Fair will feature
a special Family Reading Night
event when families have a
chance to build their own books
together. The cost of the Build
A Book Kit is $6.50. You may
buy one for the whole family or
purchase one for each child.
Refrnshrnents will boemery d.to
8:00, the Book Fair will feature
a special Family Event entitled,


"Goodies for- Gramiparents''.
Grandparents are encouraged
to come out to read with their
grandchildren in the niedia cen-
ter. Refreshments: will be
served.
The Book Fair will be held
daily fr-om 7:30 to 2:30,' April
28th to May 2nd. ~
The Book Fair will'bffer spe-
cially priced books aflid educa-
tional products, inchrding new
releases, award-winninig titles,
children's classics, interactivee
software, adult books, And cur-
rent bestsellers fronagire than
150 publishers.
Attendees can help the
school build classroom libraries
by purchasing books fbr teach-
ers through the Classrdosm Wish

LisONTACT: Wa~cy iood, at
Blountstown Elestentary
School, 674 8169 1 ~;


School Advisory Council
There will be a School
Advisory Council (SAC) meet-
ing on Friday, May 2, at 8:00 A.
M. immediately following
Family Breakfast.
All council members are
encouraged to attend.

Kindergarten Registration
Blountstown Elementary
School Kindergarten
Registration will be held on
May 7 from 8:00 12:00. Call
674-8169 to make an appoint-
ment. ,
Students eligible for registra-
tion must be 5 years old before
September 1, 2008. Parents
need to bring in a birth certifi-
cteethap scal seurty card, a
of August 2008), and a shot
record.


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French Competition
'by Laura Stoltzfus &
Caitlin Sanders
TIhe Blountstown High
School's French Club, les Ainis
Frangaise, competed at the
state Congres de la Culture
Frangaise en Floride, held in
Orlando April 3-5. Tlte theme
this year was- La Mode, or
Fashion.. Ten of our students
participated in the events, com-
peting against students from 46
other high schools from all
across Florida.. However,
Blountstown and Lincoln High
were the only two schools from
the panhandle.~ Blountstown
did very well and we are proud
of all who wenit.
On Level 1, Tarak Amin and
Melissa Howland did Lecture,
a reading comprehension test.
Melissa received an Excellent.
On Level 2, Ashley Adams
apd Aubrey Tharpe also com-
peted in Lecture. Carrie Ridley
chose Dbclamation, a~ poetry
recitation. She received a Bon

Lee i leos
and .Joseph. Maxwell both did
Lecture, 'and both of them won
a Sup~rieur (superior). Joseph
Maxwell also won a ~$500 schol-
arship from Florida State
University through an inter-
view. Laura Stoltzfus competed
in D~clamatioin and won a
Sup~rieur. Kelly Wood bravely
did Discours, an extemporane-
ous speaking contest. -She
received an honorable mention.
On Level 4, Caitlin Sanders
created a fashion exhibit mod-


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Some 200 students repre-
senting 14 area high schools
participated in the 24th annual
Chipola College Math.
Olympiad on Mar. 27. Calhoun
County winners included:
Ciphering Team Awards
Algebra I--first,
Blountstown High School,
David Leonard, Fric Jones,
Stewart Herndon

Ha lea sb1 dne, Tra s Pitan
Max Herndon
Indzvadual Awards
Algebra I--first,
Blountstown High, David
~Leonard; second, Blountstown
High, Eric Jones; third,
`Blountstown High, Stewart
Herndon; eighth, Altha Public
School, Tyler McCoy
Algebra II--first,'
Blountstown High, Travis
Pittman; third,. Blountstown
Hgh, tHaorlen Perdue; seirenh

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Adams; fourth, Blountstown
High, Aubrey Tharpe; fifth,
Altha Public School, Lucas
Basford


The Blountstown High School team of (from left) Ashley Adams,
Eric Jones,' and Harlea Perdue took the first place overall award at
the 24th annual Chipola College Math Olymplod on March 27'


ule and she won 1st place over-
all for her project as well as a
judge's award. Also, this year's
CongrBs' official- T-shirt' was
designed by Caitlin and all the
participants were seen wearing
this T-shirt.
Everyone had a wonderful
time and all learned more about
the French language and cul-
ture. Les Amis Frangais would
like to thank all the people who
helped to raise the funds to pay
for the trip and for supporting
us. We would especially like to
thank Mrs. Dana Ayers for the
hard work she did for us so the
trip would run smoothly.
2008-2009 BHS
Cheerleaders .
by Alisha Strawn
BilS held their apnual
cheerleading tryouts on April
11.
The new Varsity squad con-
sists of: Alisha Strawn, Ashlea
Hester, Lauren and Emily
Davis, Samantha Ferglscon,
Simmons, Cory Baldwin,
Allison Wroblewski, Virginia
Baker, Shaterial Davis, Hellena
Johnson, Haley Sumner,
Tasheana Brown, and Kristen
Peacock.
The. Junior Varsity squad
corisists of: Karissa Flowers,
Cassandra Hires, Shaquela
Butler, Kelsey Bontrager,
La'Keyra Clay, Montoya
Garrett, Jacy Richards, Kate
McFarland, Raven Lockhart,
Hannah Smith, and Alex
Smith,


BHS Weightlifting
by Harlea Perdue
The weightlifting teamI tray-
eled to Daytona, Florida, last
Friday to contend at the~ state
weightlifting < finals. BHS
brought home a 1st place in the
219 lb. class ~by way of Ryan
Baker, a senior at BHS. We are
very proud of Ryan's accom-
plishment.
BHS Track & Field
by Harlea Perdue'
The 'Itack &6 Field team
competed Friday at the
Regional. Finals at Maclay
High. A BHS freshman, Cavon
Cox, qualified in the high jump
division coming in 1st place
with a winning 6'2" high jump,
two inches above the second
place jumper.
Cavon will progress to the
state meet this Friday, April 25
which will be held at Winter
Park High School. ~Good Luck
Cavon!

A/B Honor Roll 11th grade
student Andrew Chewning was
inadvertently omitted from the
roll of students listed in our
April 9 article. Congratulations
to Andrew on this achievement.
Calendar of Events:
Friday, Aprdl 25
Junior/Senior Prom; 'R~ack &
Field State Meet
Monday, April 28 -. FBLA
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could be blamed, but don't overlook the
home.
Happy is theinan dio believes that the
training of his children in the way of truth
and righteousness will secure for his nation
the stability that is so needed in this modem
day. The Puritans and the Pilgrims built a
nation centered about the family, and no
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BILLY BRADY "BILL"
BAGGETT
Mr. Billy Brady "Bill"
Baggett, 70, of Altha, FL, died
Thursday, April 10, 2008, at
Capital Regional Health Center
in Tallahassee.
Mr. Baggett was a life long
resident of Altha and he was the
co-owner of Baggett Brothers'
Farm in Altha. Mr. Baggett
loved farming and his family.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, William and Mattie
Baggett.
Survivors include his devot-
ed wife and helpmate of 50
years, Mae Baggett, of Altha;
one son, Mike Baggett, and
wife, Robin, of Altha; one
daughter, Melanie Baggett, and
John Hill, of Altha; one grand-
son, Hunter Baggett, of Altha;
three brothers, L.N. "Hub"
Baggett and wife, Evelyn, of
Altha, Bobby Baggett and wife,
Linda, of Altha, Pete. Baggett
and wife, Mary, of Grand
Ridge; four sisters, Ninva
Grooms of Altha, Sue Baggett
of Altha, Dorothy Bethel of
Marianna, and Irene Stanley of
Altha; special nieces and
nephews, Brenda Baggett of
Altha, Richard Baggett and
wife, Starla, of Marianna,
Ferlon Baggett of Clarksville,
and Russell Baggett of Altha; as
well as several other nieces,
nephews, cousins and frien~ds.
Funeral services for Mr.
Baggett were held at 10:00
a.m., Monday, April 14, at Hall
Funeral Home with Rev.
Carlton Baggett officiating.
Burial followed in Mount Olive
Cemetery in Altha with Hall
.Funeral Home directing.
Hall Funeral Home was in


charge of the arrangements (ph.
850-762-3965).


FALFA DAVIS CLARK
Mrs. Falfa Davis Clark, 90,
of Blountstown, FL, went home
to be with the Lord on
Saturday, April 19, 2008, in
Blountstown.
Mrs. Falfa was born on July
13, 1917, in Blountstown and
had lived in Calhoun County all
of her life. At the age of 7, Mrs.
Falfa became a Christian and a
member of Christian Home
Freewvill Baptist Church in
Blountstown. As a young adult,
she was a sponsor of the differ-
ent young people classes. She
taught pre-school classes in
Sunday School for several
years. She served as Clerk of
the church for 40 years. Mrs.
Falfa was employed by the old
Cristo's Dime Store as a clerk
and worked in the Calhoun
County School System for 17
years as a cook at Blountstown
High and Blountstown
Ele~inentary School
Lunchrooms. She also enjoyed
the true southern gospel music.
Mrs. Clark was jireceded in
death by her husband, Selmon
Clark, a son, Charles Edward
(Sonny) Clark, who was killed
iri Vietnam in 1966, her father
and mother, ~Frank aild Mary
Brown Dav~is, her sister, Lucille
Aultman, and three brothers,
Sam and Walter Davis of
Blountstown and Ellis (Bill)
Davis of ;ltha.
Survivors include one
daughter, Glenda Clark, of
Blountstown and~ Tallahassee;
one sister-in-law, Margie Davis,
of Altha; a host of corisins,


O.C. BRACEWELL
O.C. Bracewell, 83, formerly
of Pensacola, FL, passed away
unexpectedly on April 14,
2008, in Largo, FL.
O. C. was born in
Blountstown, Florida, and
attended Florida ,State
University and gradudaed from
the University of Texas in 1959.
He spent a distinguished career
of approximately 30 years in
the United States Air Force,
serving tours of active duty in
World War II, the Korean
Conflict and Vietnam. After his
retirement~ to Pensacola in
1973,. he was co-owner of
Bracewell 8< Robison Realty.
Upon relocating to Largo in
2007, he continued to be an
avid golfer.
O. C. is survived by his
beloved wife of 52 years,
Frances; two daughters,,
Andrea McMillen of
Grapevine, Texas and Sandra
Jones of St. Petersburg,
Florida; two grandsoils, Colin
Jones of St. Peters g IFlorid ,

Grapevine, 'Ibxas. His strong
sense of right and wrong, per-
sn anld professional in 5 ity
strong love for his family will be
greatly missed by his family and
a w ke hm


Senior Postor Allan Nichols and his wife, Cindy


nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held
'Iesday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m.
(CDT) at Christian Home
Freewill Baptist .Church in
Blountstown with Rev. David
Womack, Rev. Ron Burger and
Rev. Donnie Hussey officiating.
Interment followed in the
Nettle Ridge Cemetery in
Blountstown.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at P~eavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).



1Methodist




tO host kids'


ca fsh rodeo

The Men's Ministry of
Blountstown United Methodist

Chi rn's Catfis Rdo to b:
held this Saturday, April 26th.
There are two fishing ses-
sions to choose from; first ses-
sion 8:00 9:30 a.m. or second
session 1'0:00 11:30.; a.m.
Space is limited to 20 children
per, session. Each child wouldd
bring an adult sponsor anid his
or her own. fishing gear, bait
provided. Drink and light
refreshments will be available.
Participants will be recog-
nized during the Sunday morn-
ing worship service at
SBlountstown UMC with
awards presented during an
after-seivice cookout. This
event is open to children of our
community free of charge.
Reservations are required
and must be made through the
church office between the hours
of 8-:00 2:00 p.m. CST


chrn offiehart 20000 Cn hi
Ave. W. (across from Subway)
or call 674-8254 during office
hours. Directions to the event
location [mn Blountstown] will
be given upon registration.


The congregation of the
Altha Church of God is proud to
announce and welcome their
new pastors--Senior Pastor:
Allan Nichols and wife, Cindy;
Youth Pastor: John Michael
Hensen and wife, Mhagan.
These pastors have been in
our community and church
family for many years, however,
they are moiring into new p~osi-
tions, as God has called and led
them to do.
Wih wish to honor our new
pastors and will be'hosting a
Pastors' Reception for them on
Sunday, April 27, from 3:00 -
5:30 EM. at the Altha Church
of God -Fellowship Hall.
Everyone is invited to the


I- F;gs I
Youth Postor John Michael
Henson and his wife, Meagan

receptionmfor a time of visitation
and fellowship.


A me oral s ce was held No Confidence in the These legalists are guilt-rid-
Friday, April 18, at 11:00 am at Flesh den people who believe in sal-
Brett Funeral Home, located at Phrilippfans 3:3 vation by grace, but just barely.
4810 Central Avenue, St. By confidence in the flesh, Going upstream against ~God's
Petersburg. Burial followed at Paul meant the almost irre- free-flowing river of love, they
Florida: National Cemetery, sistible desire -in us to earn look for a safe haven in lists of
Bushnell., FL. The family God's love: By keeping every rules and sacrifices., ThSeir spir-,
requests that, in liqut?9E 93.]~weE60-; d~ejail of :the'_bibli cpl blw and'by~ .itual io or ,is driven by guilt,
donations be made to Milestone earning; spiritual po nts with iffbve. ~i~~;~: i~
Baptist C~hurch, -3800 Pine -God throug;hour good deeds. Among those who tried sal-
Forest Rd Cantonnient, FL This fleshly urge drives peo- vation by works, Paul stood at
32533. ple to irrational behavior. .The the head of the class. But it
Ten Commandments are not didn't work. It took a,
-**, g'"" enough for these people. They Damascus road and the work of
have an additional agenda for the Holy Spirit fcir Paul to
Ba Eo catching God's eye. Some fast change from judgmental self.
A 1488 %0to merely earn God's attention, righteousnes's to becoming an
some are vegetarians to earn apostleof grace.
~me~erGod's praise, some give up all Martin Luther .punished
kinds of things so God will himself until his health was
Just about everyday IInotice them, some feel that obe- impaired before he learned that
we hear someone ask: IIdience to ordinances and rules justification is by faith. John
"Whatis this generation will earn spiritual points, some' and Charles Wesley joined this
coming to?"~ The IIfeel that obedience to ritual will club before they learned from
question that should be bring praise, some feel they can the Moravia's that God's, love
asked is: "How did we earn their way into God's ci~ng- was a gift-unearned. .
77m Adamsn get here?" dom by one's mind power, some It is the same today. We
Te reT are a hundred feel viiting andl witnessing only donn't earn salvation It requires


nothirig less than the transform-
ing grace of God, not confidence
in the flesh or works of the
`flesh.


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The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 11

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Mark Mat~tin bumped Car'
Edwards into then-leader
Keselowski with five laps
Martin won; Keselowrski fi
ished 23rd.
"I don't even remember
far In k,"she sad.dE"Rt' ov~

a new opportunity to go w
He said he's feeling mor
confident with each race h
runs, but he trie's to be car
to not get too sure of hims
"There's a balancing ac
tween being ednfident and
being cocky.:" he said. "Yol
have to straddle that and a
way's know~ that you're ne~
too good to lear~n and to ge
ter.
"As y;ou gain confidence
get better and make better
moves."


I Rick' Minter s
togo I OBSERVrATIONS
in- I
I Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Talla~lega.
that I

erk is Earnhardt jr. to make300th start
~in." I Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 800th career Sprint Cup
e I start couldn't come at a more appropriate
re I place. He'll reach that milestone on Sunday at
eful I Talladega Superspeedway, the track where he
;elf. I has enjoyed the most success and the place
t be- I where he has arguably htis largest following.
SI Five of Earnhardt Jr.'s.17 Cup victories have
uI come at the Alabama
l- I track, where the colors in
v~er I the gr*andstaids typically
t bet- I reflect those on
I Earnhardt Jr.'s cars.
, you I Sundayr's Aaron's 499
I w~illmarkEarnhardt Jr.'s
I first run at Talladega in a
I Hendrick Motorsports'
k.I No. 88 Che~vrolet, which
Sk I coul2dmean some drastic
e I .changes in attire for the
s. I Earnhardt Jr.Nation. EA'RNHARDT JR.
I Earnha-rdt Jr. hasn't won
I since switching toHendrick, b~ittthat might
I change this week. Hendrick drivers have won
I the past four races at Talladega.
I "This facility is special place for both Dale.
'I Earnhardt Jr. and all of hi~sfans," Talladega
I Superspeedway President Rick Humlihrey said
I in statement. "I'm sure Junior Nation would
I .be thrilled if Talladega could be the site of
I Dale's first victory with He~ndrick
I Motorsports."
I Bsiness opportunities
I. Dale Earnhardt Jr. used the recent Sprlint
Cup off-week to open his new Whisky River bar
I in Charlotte, N.C.
I During a session with reporters, Earnhairdt
I Jr. was asked whether his off-tz'ack ventures
I might affecthis concentration on racing mat-,
I ters. He responded by saying he has hired oth-
I ers to deal with possible distractions.
I "There's a stigma about hiow drivers can't do
I anythingg" he tbld the reporters during the ses-
I sion.
I "They havre to focus on this, that and the
I other. Anytime you do anything or want to do
I anything or talk about anything, people want
i to question your focus or whatever," he said.
I "I wouldn't have this bar if. it wasn't for
I [1ong-time Earnhardt Jr. publicist J.Ri. Rhodes]..
--~ a He was bartender back in Daytona."
I Beside's, Earnhardlt Jr.iiaid, h/e needs to liave .
I businesses in place so the income will keep
I rolling in olice his racing days are: done.
g "If I'm going to race until I'm 80, I don't want
I to push my luck," he said. "But I'd like tothink
g I'm going to live until a pretty old age. It'db4je
I .nice to have some other fiig going on, some
I other things I'm involved in. I'ntsort of lining
I those things up. Some of those things mightbe
I gone by then, but maybe there'llbe one that's
g sticking aroind and is stillprobfitable.
I "Hopefully that's the case."
r .T;he clamor for test sessions
"ITexas'Matio Speedway President Eddie;~:~:':
G ossag:e s~:edms tob~e sajiing, "Hey3 what about-
Sme?" after his fellow track president H.A.
I "Humpy" Wheeler convinced NASCAR to hold
o aw-day tstss sio tan ack, xtjmwe b'
a races. The request caeafter less-t-t~-~-t--~-tha-excit
g.b ing races at intermediate tracks in Atlanta and
1a Texas with the new Car of Tomorrow,
I "Althiough I am disappointed that NASC~AR
a did not react iri timiefor latest session we pro- -
; i posed prior to the Samsung 500 ,t Texa' Motor
." g Speedway, Ihave to applaud them for finally lis-
ai tening to the teams and the tracks about this
g growing situation," Gossage said in astate-
I mint.
I "I ~am hopeful that the additional testing' wil
a4 ij give teams a better handle on the setups and III
I tihately lead to abetter quality of racing for~
a the fans."
I Gossage said lie has received letters and e- .
gi mails from fans complalining about the quality
g of his recent race.
I "We will contim~ie to push NTASCAR for a test
I session here prior to the Dickies 500 in
206 I Nov~ember because we need to provide these
a: 1 fans with a great show. We need to win them
I back with the racingNASCAR and Texas
a. J Motor Speediway are known for."


H I
A
ane
abo
wh:


'm doing something right."
~nd equally astonishing -
d refreshing is his attitude
,ut the Vegas incident,
ich sqfw him robbed of at
st a top-three finish when


pole, led 62 laps and was lead- la
ing late in the race before a
run-m writh eventual wrinner
Travis KvapL1 took him out of
contention. But he wounld up a
big winner an\-way: because
tw~o weeks later, he was behind
the wheel of Earnhar~dt Jr.'s
car in the Nationwride Series.
His steady' performance
learned him a permanent job,
and this year he has shown
substantial improvement.
He w~as in position to win the
thtrd race of the season, at Las
Vegas, but w'as spun from the
top spot. He bounced back with
thr-ee straight finishes of sixth
or better, and now' is sixth in
the points standings, 186
points behind leader
Ci BivrNot surPrisingl3; he
gives much of the credit
for- the improve ing per-
for-mance to his crew L`
"I thulk we just ele- .
vated the whole pro- 1 9I I
gram, and are getting
better every week," he "
sa id. "That's why you're
seeing better results."
Somewhat surprising- 1..*
ly, he says he's not get-
ting manyg driving tips
from his car owner.
S" We haven't really
talked about that all that '
much." Keselowski said.
He's got b is hands full with
the Cup stuff.
"Oby iously, if I'm doing
something wrrlong, he'll try to
point me in another d direction, NASC/
but he's mostly there to tell me


By RICK( 1VINTER
Cox News Service

fans, the name
Keselowski brmngs back
memories of Ron Keselowski
coming south from his
Michigan home to r~ace Dodges
on NASCAR's elite circuit. Or
they might think of his broth-
er, Bob, who raced Il~ostly m
the Craftsman Truck Series
and won at Riclunondl in 1997.
But the Keselowski that most
NASCAR newfcomer~s know~ is
Bob's 24~-year-old son. Brad,
who drives the No. 88 Chevrolet
in the Nationwvide Series for
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s JR
Motorsports.
Fittinglyr his car number is
the same one that his uncle Ron
ran for several years, runs that
occurred years before Brad w\as
born. Ron had 68 starts Ln the
sport's top circuit with twio top-
fives and 11top-10 fitlushes.
Brad has raced most in the
Nationwide Series. He has run
43 races with twro top-five fin-
ishes and nine top-10s. In the
Craftsmnan Truck Series, he has
42 starts, most of theml in a
truck owned by his fa then
But it was a performance at
Memphis (Tenn.) 100torsports
Park last year in a Germain
Racing Toyota that put him on
the fast track to a top r~ide.
He was tapped to fill in for
Ted Musgrave, w~ho was serv-
ing a one-race suspension for
rough driving.
Keselowski started on the


NASCAR legend David Pearson, Leonard Wood and Carl
Edwards pose in front of the restored 1971 Mercury that
Pearson drove to 11 victories in 1973. Woodi said preparing
the white Mercury for its exhibition run at Darlington was
-"more involved than I would have ever thought."


The eilgine turned freely, but
other parts of the car had deterio-
rated.
NWood repaired the radiator and
carburetor, replaced the clutch,
fuel lines and braking system.
Soon the car was running as
good as it did back in the mid-70s,
when the Woods dominated speed-
Sway racing despite running a lim-
ited schedule. .
"This project has been more in-
volved than I would have ever
~thought," Wood told reporters ~
During the cat's unveiling at the
track last week. "l have enjoyed
every minute that I have spent
restoring on this car. It has
,brought back so in~anyT great mem-
ories for me and my family"


For the exhibition run at
Darlington, an event to publicize ,
the May 10 Dodge Challenger 500,
the Woods added another stan-
dard item from the '70s. Five
pieces of Wrigley Spearminit gurix
were taped to the dash. Pearson,
when driving for the Woods,
chewed gum during races, one
piece for every 100 miles.
Peal-son ran just a few laps on
the newcly repaved surface, with
current driver Carl Edwards on
the track in his No. 99 Ford.
TIhat sight was all the payback
Wood needed.
"I knew seeing David in the No.
21 at Darlington one more time
would make the restoration worth
it," he said.


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brakes, allsthec say thocg. h
the 2008 season: "With Lexus,
I felt we were a bit behind. This
was just from a ruling stand-
pnt, o GandA wh re

tions. They changed that at the
e~nd of last year, so our last tMo
faces, unfortunately [Toyota
SRacing Developnient] and
SLexus weren't able to spend the
amount of time getting the en-
gine right. Even coming into
this year at Daytona, we
weren't real happy with the
way the engine was perform-
ing. I've got to take~ my hat off
to'1'RD and Lexus because their
changed their philosophy oni
how they do the mapping, and
the engine runs better. That
made the car such: a pleasure to
drive at Homestead, I can't Aven
tell you. We had just a great
time. The car was very domi-
nant."

On the differences in driv-
ing on a road course and an
oval: "Technically, it's a lot
more difficult, at least from my
standpoint, doing a road course
because you're shifting. At
Mexico City, you're shifting,


10 Victories at Talladega
Hendrick, tops arnong Sprint
Cup car owners.


by Bill Elliott, tops among
Sdrivers.Cre C p l a l ad g


born is huge to even get more ,
exposure. I think all the way
around, with what yvas a sport
~that I think was very limited to
.Mexico, now is becoming .
stronger and stronger each
year."
On running the Sprint Cup
race at Infineon Raceway:
"Unfortunately that's a conflict
for us. WIe'llbe in Mid-Ohio at
the time. But I will be doing '
Montreal and Watkins Glen in
the Nationwide car. Who
knows, I might end up in a Cup
car in one of those, as well." .
On his latest children's
book: "It's at the printers. We'll
have it by the end of this
month, first part of May
Selected Target stores will be
carrying them, as well as on
Ou~r Web site. It's going to' be
called 'Racing Through the
Alphabet.' It's an alphabet
book, 'A' for announcer, 'B' for


Veteran road
r~acer Scott .
Pruett, who fin-
ished third be-
hind race win-
ner Kyle Busch
and runner-up
Marcos .
Ambrose in last PRUETT
week's NASCAR ...
Nationwide Series race at
Mexico City, was a guest on a
recent NASCAR teleconference
with reportersincluding Rick
Minter of.Cox News Service, to
discuss his season:
On whether 11exican fans
are really into fVASCAR and
stock cars: "Thq"'Mexican fans
aire absolutely rabid about the
Rolexr Series and Nationwide.
As NASCAR works at broaden-
ing their horizons, one of their
focuses was South America.
Having drivers like Adrian
[Fernandez], very talented
guys, come in who are Mexican-


Scott Pruett's 36 Iaps led
were the most ofany
dritteir in, Sunday's race at
Mexico City.

goSh, 25 times a lap, upshifting,
downshift, braking. So the chal-
lenge or the opportunity certainly
to make mistakes is alot higher.
And whether it's been my
indyCar years or evren in
NASCAR, there is point in
which a drive can make up some
speed and lap time on a road
course. Whenyou get to an oval,
itt'svery difficult for a driver to
make up speed. The car really
has to be there because the drivi
er can't make up for it.."


gm W
NASCAR

Gordon (above), tops among
SC vcoisa aldg Jfactive drivers-


Fewest laps led by a race
winner at Talladega (Dale
Jarrett in 2005).


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SBy RICK MINTER .
Cox News Service

Sometimes a raingmuseum
Scan seem more like a'temeters a
final resting place for some of the
truly historic race cars.
museum e2rs cr ht nem Ne
the most mechanically advanced
of their era, will never run on a
track again.
Thanks to an idea by the folks at
Darlington Raceway and the skills
of legendary mechanic Leonard
Wood, one of NASCAR's all-time
great cars has been brought back
to life.
Darlington officials persuaded
Wood to get the 1971 Mercury that
David Pearsoft drove to 11 victo-
ries in 18 starts in 1973 back into
running condition. The car had
been sitting in the Darlington mu-
seumi for more than 30 years.
It's no surprise that Wood was
both willing and able. Kyle Petty
often says that Wood, long retired
from his crew chief' position but
still a mechanic with the family
team, was and still is the smarrtest
man in the NACSCAR garage. .


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The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Poge 12


homes, Weldner is Legionnaire

American Legion Post 272 recently recognized Peavy
Funeral Home, Adams -Funeral Home of Blountstown,
Hall Funeral Hlome of Altha, and Roberta Macrummen
chd family of Clarksville for all their help in pjurchalsing a
bugle for th'e Legion. The bugle will be used of funerals
in the area to honor veterans. This is a free service ~pro-
vided by the American Legion at the request of a late
I veteran's family members.
Pictured above are (from left) Legion Commander
Steve Mears, Sr., Tim Adams of Adams Funeral Home,
j:Y~i~iLadies Auxiliary Member Pat Mears, and Legion mem-
~7~~ibers Wes Johnston and Daniel Poston.
Also honored recently was American Legion Post 272
Vice Commander Ray Weidner who was named-
Legionairre of the Year. Weidner is pictured of left receiv-
Altha School kindergarten ing this award from Commander SteveMears, Sr. who
thanked ~Weidn'er for his dedication ~to' Post 272.

registration set for IMay 2; : ;-

Kindergarten Registration on Hope to see yiou there!~ If for NES E IVI I1
Friday, May 2. If yo~rk child some reason you are unable to' -i~
Will~be: Syears -old' n~ ot ftfev~ attend, (please call Kennesse
September 1, 2008, please call Dew, sGuidance Counselor, to h 0 U Iiy 1900
for the school to make an schedule an appointment for
appointment, 762-3121. another day.


Wat h for Details Early Next Year for
the Next Event in Blountstown

More Future Citizens Next Week


We. ~~~a /& Hfill A
Brody, 4, and Reagan, 4, are the Drew, 10, and Justin, 5, are the
children of Jim and Traci Hall of sons of Chris and Renee Martin of
Blountstown- Blountstown.


Luke, 8, Jacob, 6, Maria, 5, Sil~as,
2,and TobyR 4cmonth are the
Weaver of Blountstown.


Audrey Lynn, 10, and Daniel, 9,
are the children of Lynn and
Danny Ryals of Blountstown.


Zachary Chaise, 9, is the son of
Angela Lynn Welch of Clarksville.


Brittany, 12, is the daughter of
John and Tonya Six of
Blountstown.


Ib register your child, peatse
bring-Certified Birth
Certificate (not hospital certifi-
cate), Social Security Card,
Original Gold School Physical
Form---completed by you and
the Doctor and Original Blue
Florida Immunization Card.
You will be asked to fill out an
enrollment form, given materi-
als helpful for beginning
Kindergarten next school year,
copies will be made of the birth
certificate and social security
card, and the physical form and
immunization card will be
Reviewed arid taken.
All of the above must b~e in
compliance and on file at the
school prior to your child offi-
cially being enrolled for th4
2008-09 school year.
An open house will be held
during pre-school week, prior to
the fi stea eof choolat re il


Exchange


Kaylea,-14 -months, is the daughter
of John and Michelle Scheetz of
Clarksville.


Hunter, 5, and Noah, 2, are the
children of Philip and Fisti Williarms
of Clarksville


Anna Jo, 3, and Madalyn, 3
weeks, are the daughters of Ben
and Brooke Hall of Blountstown.


Vallaree, 4, is the daughter of
Caleb and Cara Tolbert of
Blountstown.


Wakulla. Bank branch manager Jeson Fuqua teaches a fifth-grade class during National Teach Children
to Save Day 2007.


~~RI.* _r
Rendi Vegas, 4 months, is the
Daughter of Keith and Stephanie
Brogden of Clarksville.


Michelle Aaron, 8, and Johnny

and Johnny Aaron, Sr. of
Tallahassee.


Have you ever considered
hstmng a foreign exchange s::

over 40 countries around the
world, their English has been
screened, they have their own
medical insurance and spend-
ing money, and are looking for
homes for the 08-09 school
year.
Imagine all of the cultural
Differences therd are and how
much of a learning experience it
can be for you and your family!
These children range in age
from 14-18 and are desperate
to find "American families" to
share these experiences with.
We have many teens to
choose from. Some are athlet-
ic, musicians, and scholars all
looking for a new family to
spend 5 or 10 month programs
with. They will arrive in
August and leave in December
or June depending on which
program you choose.
A local Community
Coordinator in this area will be
available to go over any and all
information at your request.
For more information please
call Danyel at 850-625-0119 or
the PAX home office at 1-800-
555-6211. Information is also
available on the website
www.pax.org. .


than $40 billion in direct buying
power, and annually influence
$146 billion worth of expendi-
tures.
~- A 2006 study by Weekly
Reader Research and the
American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants shows this
age, group is interested in lern-
ing about saving. When asked
what they would do if given a
gift of $100, 59 percent of chil-
dren between the ages of 9 and
12 said they would save at least
$50. .
-Capital One Financial
Corporation's annual back to
school shopping survey last
year showed that 52 percent of
teens want to learn about
money management, 80 per-
cent believe learning the basics
of money management now will
serve them in the future, and
yet "a whopping" 86 percent
have never taken a personal
finance class in school. The
study also reports that while
almost half (48 percent) of par-
ents have discussed the differ-
ence between 'needs' vs.
'wants,' more than one-thircl
(36 percent) have not discussed


back to school finances at all
with their teens.
CBS reported that in 1983,
companies ~spent $100 million
marketing to kids` and today
they're spending'nearly $17 bil-
lion annually more than doci-
ble what it was in 199Q.
Since the first National
Thach Children to Save Day,
nearly 47,000 bankers have
reached almost 2.3 million chil-
dren and teens -across the coun-
try. Wakulla Bank employees
in 2007 reached more than
1,000 elementary school stu-
dents in four counties.
Teachers or parents interest-
ed in learning more about
Teach Children to Save may:
inquire at any Wakula Bankf
branch or by callitig 950/926-
7111.

Wakulla Bank is ani FDIC:
insured independent bank dedi-
cated to quality and innovative'
service, with 16 locations in:
Calhoun, Leon, Liberty and'
Wakulla counties. The bank~
maintains more thah $470 mil-:
lion in assets.. 'I ledrn more,
visit www.wakullabank.comr


Wakulla Bank employees
will teach fifth-gr-ade classes in
Calhoun, Leon, Liber~ty and
Wakulla counties on and around
April 29 for "National 'Ibach
Children to Save Day," reaching
more than 1,000 students with
ain American Bqnkers
Association Education
Foundation curriculum
designed to help children save
and spend wisely.

Dodson said the bank partic-
ipates in part because advertis-
ers increasingly are targeting
the pre-teen market to tap into
its huge buying power.
"Teach Children to Save is
designed to help children make
good decisions on howi fo man-
age their money," said Wakulla
Bank President and CEO
Walter C. Dodson Jr. "Early
lessons about savings can pre-
pare students for a lifetime of
sound money management."
Consider these facts:
SAccording to "'Ihe U.S.
Kids Market," a report from
Packaged Facts, the 41 million
children in the U.S. between
the ages of 5 and 14 have ~more


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The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 13


SRepresenting the West Florida Electric Cooperative in Tallahassee for the 2008 State Youth Tour were
(from left) Joseph Brown, Bethlehem High School; Haley Bozeman, Blountstown High School; Jessica
Bailey, Graceville High School; Dakota Davis, Ponce De Leon High School; Katrina Messer, Altha High
School; Sara English, Vernon High School; Allison McDoniel, Sneads High School and Ryan Neal,
Marianna High School.

Haley Bozeman, Katrina 1Messer chosenfor WEC Youth Tour


Bozeman will represent




re gion in Washing ton, DC


West Florida Electric
Cooperative (WFEC) recently
joined other co-ops from across
the state in Tallahassee for the .
2008 State Youth 'Ibur.
During this two-day -trip to
thie Capitol, local high school
juniors chosen by their princi-
pals and guidance counselors
for excellence, and whose par-
ents or guardians are members
of WFEC, visited the Supreme
Court where they heard oral
arguments on -a property dis-
pute before the justices and

particied ou a Cogsiona

Cooperative Association
.(NRECA). The students also
visited the Florida H~ouse of
Representatives where they
saw legislators debating and
voting on bills. Iri addition, stu-
dents toured the Museum of
Florida History where they say
the, new Seminole People of
Florida exh~ibit.
Contestants representing
WFEC, in ~Tallahassee were:
Kat~ria Messer, Althe High
Sch 1;~ ~joseph Brown,
Bethlehem High School; Haley
Bozeman, Blountstown High
School; Caitlyn Prichard,
Chipley High School; Jessica
.Baxley, Graseville High School;
Dakota Davis, Ponce De Leon
High~ School; Allison McDaniel,.
Sneads High School;, and Sara
English, Vernon High School.
Ryan Neal,. Marianna High
;School, is the son of WFEC
employee, Mary Neal. Ryan
represented WFEC in a sepa-
rate essays competition! for the
children and grandchildren of
employees and directors, spon-
sored by: the Florida 'Rural
Electric Cooperative
Association. He also traveled to
Talrlahassee with the group. .
WFEC's~ nine Youth Tour
contestants competed for an ail-
expenses-paid trip to
Washington, D.C. in June,
where they wiill join. Other
eleventh grade students from
all over the United States to
tour the nation's. capitol. A
panel: of three judges from the
electric cooperative industry
Interviewed the students and
chose two winners and an alter-
nate on 'Ibesday, April 1.5,
2008. The winners were Haley
Bozeman, Blountstown. High
School and Joseph :Brown,
Bethlehem High School. Th'e
alternate winner was Allison
McDaniel from Sneads High
School.
The Washin~gtn, D.C.
Youth Tour Program -has been
in existence since 1952. when
co-ops sent students to
Washington, D.C. to work dur-
ing the summer. By 1964, the
program was catching on, and
'the National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association
(NRECA) began to coordinate
the efforts of the co-ops. Since
then, thousands of young peo-
Sple have experienced this
opportunity.


GCEC recently sponsored a trip to Tallahossee for local high school juniors. Pictured on the steps ~of
the Supreme Courthouse.before observing ~an actual hearing dre: fontt rowF, from lefl) Kimberly Shirajh,
Kalyn Bidwell, Jessica Husbaild and Jennifer Clayton.. Middle: row, from left: :Keeli Tritz, Leigh Little,
Jordan Paurl, Kayla Yon and Rebecca Barnes Back row, from left: IWesley Newsorfie, Warren McDonald,~
Cdssidy Hitt, Alex Hardihi and Jacob Causey.

Kaiyla Yok, Caissid~y Blitt, Wesley Newsome prtciate in..


:cuOR Cos 10 Oc,



YOuth Tour Prograntri


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently sponsored
a trip to Thllahassee for local
high school juniors. The trip
was part of the Rural Electric
`Youth 'Ibur Program thait rural
electric cooperatives across the
WEEC nation participate in'.
Each year, the Cooperative
sponsors the program for
eleventh-graders whose parents
or guardians are members of
GCEC. A panel of three judges
'from the electric cooperative
industry interviews partici-
pants, and two winners are cho-
sen to travel on an all-expen~Ses-
paid trip to Washington, ~D. C.
in June, where they join other
eleventh-grade students from
all over the United States to
tour our nation's capital.

Keeli 'Ititz and Kayla Yon
won the Youth 'Ibur conripeti-
tion, held in February, and will
represent the Cooperative dur-
ing the Washington tour iin
'June.
However, every. student
nominated by. a `local civic
organization or ,high school to
participate in thie prIogrcam is
.invited to. travel on an all-
~expenses-paid trip -to
Tallahassee, where they join
approximately 100 other high
school juniors representing elec-
tric cooperatives all over
.Florida.
WVFEC Students representing the
Cooperative' iri Tallahassee
.included: RebectaBarites; re'p-
resenting the W~ewahitchka
.Woman's Club; Kalyn IBidwell,
representing the Overstreet
Volunteer Fire Department;
Jacob Causey, representing the
SGreenhead Volunteer Fire


Department; Jennifer Clayton,
Srepresentihg the Wewahitchka
Vohinteer 'Fire` Department;
A~lex Hardin, representing
Wewiahitchka -Ambulazice
Service; Cassidy Hitt, repre-
isenting Altha Public School;
Jessica Husband, representing
the White City Volunteer Fire
Department; Warren
1\k3onal~d, representingathe e
Dalkeit~ QVolunteer '' Fire
Department; Wesley Newsome,
representing Blountstown' High '
School; 1Tordan Paul, repres~ent-
ing~ Wewahitchka Search and
SRescue; Kimb~erly Shirah, rep-
resenting the Wetappo Creek
'Vohilnteer Fire Department;
Keeli Tritz, representing
.Vernon High School; and Itayrla
Yon, representing the Kinard
Volunteer Fire Departmient.
Gulf Coast Electric employees
;`Chris Davis, Kristin Douglas,
Becky Kent, and~ Charlie little
served as chaperones ~for the


led bjy a~ National Ryral Electric
Cooperative .Associat~iori
employee. They also observed
an actual Supreme 'Court hear-
ing involvling a property dispute
and visited: the Florid ia Natural:
History museum. T~he trip con-
cluded wtith a visit to the
Challenger L~earning Center,
where the-stuidents watched the
In~cxst nwomovie :rMagnifipont
De~soltion? : Walking~en!,tfte'
Moon. .
"Trhe Yquth 'oIbu program is
a gi-eat opportunity for us to
reward local students for beitig
.outstanding leaders in ..their-
commun~ities," Douglas saidl.,
The Ruiral -Electric Youth
T'Ibr Progfam has been iih exis-
tence since 19571ivhen co pss
sent students to Washington~, D.
C, .to work during the stimriter.
By 1964, the program. wras
catching on, and~ the National
:Rural Electric ;Cooperative,
.Associa'tion began to coordinate


Haley Bozeman of Blountatown High School is pictured with t
President & CEO, Bill Rimes.


trip. the ~efforts of the co-ops. Since
Additionally, .Leigh Little then, thousands of young peo-
traveled with the group :to. ple have experienced this on~e-
Trallahassee. ~Leigh is 'the in-a-lifetime~ oliportu~nity~to visit
.daughter. of G~ulf Coast Electric ouir nations' capital anid learn
Cooperative employee Charlie: about our goirernment.
Little and is therefore ineligible
to compete in the` contest. Gulf Coast. Elctric
Iristead, she completed in a .Cooperative is part of the
~:statewide essay contest for chil 'Ibuch'stone Energy@ national
dren and grandchildren of coop- alliance of local, consumer-
erative employees ~and board owned 'electric cooperatives
iinembekrs for a chance to gki on providing higfh standards of
the trip to Washingtoh, D. 'C. Service to customers large and
Shortly ~after the Thlahassee' small.. GCEC serves approxi-
trip, it vjias announced that inately--20,50q consumers in
Leigh won the essay contest Bay,~ Calhoun, Gulf,. Jackson,
and will also b~e traveling to Walton apd Washin~gton ~coun-
Washington, ties and in the mu~nicipaities of
While in `Tallahassee, ~the. Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
students pai-ticipated 'in ~a City, Lyrin Ha en, Fountain
Congressional Insight exercise, and Southport.


Katrina Messer of Altha High School is shown here with \
'President & CEO, Bill Rimes.


Youth Tour winners include (L-'R) Alternate Allison McDonlel,
Sricads High School; Winner Joseph Brown, Bethlehem High
School; Winner Haley Bozeman, Blountitown High School.


2008 WFEC Youth Tour winner, Haley Bozemian (center) with Ellis
Nichols, WFEt Board Chairman; Mary Sue Neves; Calhoun County
Superintendent of Schools, and her parents Chuck and Pam
Bozeman.









The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 14


1


NO T10E OF AN Nt)AL IE ET IN G

The Boald Of Co0missi00818 Of the NbfthWest FIorida,

Regional ROUSing Authority Will hold its Annual Meeting, April

t)/ t){jigin th (b (im'dg Rom RaNm idal Inn API )1 200

NOrth MOnf06 St., Tallahassee, 0Floiaa. M88ting will begin at

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


*HOSCHIZAKI Ice Macrhine


~~IL~I)
~ 112141 lIT ~1 ~


DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity of the decedent s Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, or
the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.

DATED this 7th day of April, 2008

VALERIE JEAN DEBOLT
15610 WW Broad Street
Altha, Florida 32421
J. DAVID HOUSE
16865 S.E. RIVER STREET
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
(850) 674-5481 .
FLORIDA BAR #282359
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP
April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2008


ILegal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA

FILE NO08-18-PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE:THE ESTATE OF
ALBERT GERALD CAYSON, SR.,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS I

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:

The administration of the Estate of ALBERT
GERALD CAYSON, SR., deceased, File Number
P08-18-PR is pending In the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division,
20859 Central Ave., Room 130, Blountstown,
Florida` 32424, the address of which Is the
Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown,
Florida. The name and addresses of the person-
al representative and that personal representa-
tive's iqttorriey are set forth below

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
TI-AT: .

All creditors of the decadent and other per-
son's having claims or~ demands against dece-


Carolyn Golden
Chrlatina Pope
Cherlyn Morgan
Jim Parker

All units not pald in full by this date will be dis-
posed of. THERE WILL BE NO AUCTIONIl
April 23, 30, 2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
CALHO'UN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 08-79CA

MOSES MEDINA, JR.
ANID HECTOR E. VAZQUEZ,
Plaintiffs,

-vs-

PHILLER LEE JOHNSON,' CHARITY VERNELL
JOHNSON AND IF EITHER IS. DEAD, TI-EIR
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, JUDGMENT CREDI-
TORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING

See LEGALS, page' 15


the Seal thereof this 25th day of March, 2008.
RUTH ATTAWAY
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2008


Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DMVSION ~

File Number: PRO8-12
IN RE: MARY LOIS RAGER
Deceased. 1

NOT10E OF ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE OF CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
SAND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
THE ESTATE:

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
address 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 prsems having claims or emH ds ainst
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the
Clerk of the above Court a wilten 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 Cliam
Is contingent or unliquidated, the riature pf the
uncertainty shall be state. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufflclent copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mall one
copy to the Personal Representative. All persons
interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are
required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE


dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF'THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

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
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

DIANNE C. LAINHART
112 Bay Meadow Drive
Lynn Haven, FL 32444

A. GERALD CAYSON, JR.
4681 Buttercup Way
STallahassee, FL 32311
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
ESTATE OF ALBERT GERALD CAYSON, SR.

PAUL W. GROOM 11
RISH, GIBSON, SCHOLZ &. GROOM, PA.
116 Sailors Cove Drive
P.O. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 3457
850-229-8211 '
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FL BAR NO.0037915



NO0T'ICE OF
GENERAL ELECTION
I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the
State of Flqrida, do hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION will be held in CALHOUN
County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of
NOVEMBER, 2008, A.D., to fill or retain the fol-
lowing offices:
President and Vice-President
Representative in Congress: District 2 ~
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 14
Public Defender: Judiclal Circujt 141
State Representative: District 7


Supreme Court: Retention of One Justice
First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six
.Judges
Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit:
Groups 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10
Chlpola River Soll and Water Conservation
District: Groups 1, 2, 3, 4 and !$
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sheriff
Property Appraiser
Tax Collector
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of. Elections
School Board: Districts 1 and 4
County Commissioner: Districts 1, 3 and 5



R & R WAREHOUSES
NOTICE OF SALE

On May 5, 2008, at 10:00.a.m. (CST), R & R
Warehouses will dispose of the contents of four
(4) storage units from ~Blountstown "and two (2)
storage units from Bristol at R&R Warehduses in
Blountstown at 19300 SR 20 W. (850) 674-4700.
The units are believed to contain household
and/or personal property of the following tenants:

Josephine Brigham
Karen A. Engram


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

IN THE INTEREST OF:
L. T MALE
D.O.B. 12/08/96
M.S. alk/a M.T. FEMALE
D.O.B. 02/17/01
MINOR CHILDREN

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

The State of Florida to DIONNE SMITH, natu
ral mother, whose residence and address are
unknown.

You are hereby notified that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the above styled Court for
the Termination of Parental Rights in the case of
L.T. and M.S. aka M.T to the Department of
Children and Families, a licensed child placing
agency, for subsequent adoption.

You are hereby noticed that an Advisory
Hearing will be held before the Honorable Hentz
McClellan, Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit, at the Calboun County Courthouse,
20859 East Central Ave., Blountstown, Florida,
on the 13THi DAY OF JUNE, 2008, at the hour of
9:30 a.m. ,

You have the right to appear with counsel at this
hearing. If you can not afford legal representa-
tion, the Court will appoint counsel for you at this
hearing upon the determination gi insolvency.
You must either appear on the date and the time
specified or send a written response to the Court
prior io that time. .
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR
PARENTAL RIGHTS AS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU
FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, -YOU MAY LOSE .ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THISSCHLD.
WITNESS my hand as Clerk of said Court, and


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t atchin ed rwer einclude.I adi
some cabinet doors and drawers of
unknown wood variety a bunch of
wood for a ton of possiblities! $40 for
all. Call 674-1321 and leave a mes-
sage.

Items must gol Beige couch, $75;
three drawer dresser, $20; kitchen
table with. 4 chairs, $35; desk, $35;
various baby clothing and other
items; 2 formal dresses; 1 black
beaded, size.6, and 1 pink twvo piece
size 6. Make an offer. Prices are
negotiable. These items must gol
Call 674-1025 or 447-2291.

Antique mahogany table iith 4
chairs, $400. Call 674-5396.

FR-EE PETS
Free kittens to a good home. 2 cal-
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BOATS &

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1987 16 ft. Randal Craft fiberglass
boat with trailer, 35 hp Evinrude
mrrotor, Minnkota trolling motor, and
fish finder. Serviced in' November,
runs good. Call 762-5577 or 264-
3435.

1986 GlassStream bass boat with
,150 hp Mercury, Black Max XR2,
power tilt and trim, new carpet floor
and seats, hot foot, hijaclker plate
:and pro triin, motor runs great, very
:fast, needs little work, $2500. Call
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CARS & TRUCKS
1988 Dodge Ram SUV, $275. Call
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Convelt 1e Fo ti h Mditin blGIT
:in color, leather interior, power win-
:dows, locks and seats, 47,500 miles,
100,000 mile extended warranty
transferablel, new tires, asking
,$16,000.00. Call after 6:00 p.m.
(CS'T) Monday Friday or anytime
Saturday & Sunday. Serious inquires
only 674-5178.

51999 Dod e Neon,e t5,0m a s
:mileage, $1200. OBO. Call 674-
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1989 Ford F150 4X4, auto, V-8
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good, great hunting truck, $1500
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RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
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2 bdr., 1 bath house for rent, CH/A,
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IBlountstown a plus. Well and septic
tank also a plus Call 674-3462.
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Micro-Fiber sofalloieseat. $500.
3 bedroom, 2 bath house, recently Earth tone, hardwood frame, lifetime
:remodeledl, CH/A, good neighbor- warranty, new in crate, delivery avail-
ood,..7_00/mo plus $5Q90 deposit., gabhaz 54571,12
'Call 674-5059 or 674-59-2t. 3 miles :; .
~orth on Hwy. 69. No pets. Queen Orthopedic Pillowitop NEW
malttrpes set in sealed nlastic Full


p 'V
warranty. Sacrifice $275. Can deliv-
er. 425-8374.

Tempurpedic-style NASA Memory
~Foam mattress set NEW in plastic
w/warranty. List Value $1400
Sacrifice $699. Delivery available.
222-9879.

Merits electric wheelchair, $550;
Carter steelguitar, $560; Tascam 4
trak recording stuido, can be used as
8 track mixer, $250. Call 674-2736.

Birch kitchen cabinet doors, very
.good condition, painted off-white,
shaker style, perfect for woodwork-
ing/ srtsoany crat ssojef olOve 15
16.5" down to 11", x 12", including
some unpainted 23" x 18"' shelves).


,ntinued --
living; and if he/shelthey be dead, the unknown
Defendants wh6 may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees and all parties claiming an Interest by,
through, or under or against the Defendants, who
are know known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or dlailmng to have any right, title, or
Interest in the property described below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet
title, has been fled against you regarding the
property located in Calhoun County, and more
fully described as follows:
TRACT 6, BLOCK YD" TALLAHASSEE 2 1/2
ACRE ESTATES according to the Offldial Plat
thereof filed for record on the l2th day of October
1961 and recorded In Plat Book No. 1, on Page
55 in the deed records of Calhoun County,
Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, to this action on Mel Magidson,
Jr., plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is ROP. Box
340, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457, on or before
May 22, 2008, and fle the original with the clerk
of this court at Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 Central Avenue E. Rm 130, Blountstown,
FI 32424, either before service on Petition s attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; othervise a default
will be entered against you for the relief demand-
ed In the petition.
DATED this 21st. day of April, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 2008


i~Mobile home, 1 bedroom on John
-F. Bailey Road, SR 20 W,
~Blountstown~. $85 to $145 weekly.
"Deposit required. All utilities includ-
ed. NO PETS. Also RV for rent
:and/or sale. Call 674-7616. *


SiComputers for sale new or facto-
Lry refurbished computers, Monitors;
:Inklet & Laser Printers, CD's, CD-
*RW, CD Drives, Zip Drives, SparQ
;Drive and Sdftwale. Call Russell A.
:Peterson at (850) 674-2958, 17785
"Crozier St., Blountstown.. E-mail:
Lrussellp @digital Expt.Com.

FORi SALE
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Le gals c~
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OFi AGAINST HER;
;THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, AND JUDGMENT CREDITORS
OF DEFENDANTS, DECEASED, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
*UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS; AND
;ALL UNKNOWN NATURAL PERSONS IF
ALIVE, AND IF DEAD OR NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR' SEVERAL AND
~RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEESS, GRANTEES, AND JUDGMENT
CREDITORS, ORi OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
;BY, THOROUGH, OR UNDER THOSE
~UNKNOWN NATURAL PERSONS: AND THE
fiEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
;ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST,
~TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIM-
'ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
ANY CORPORATION OR OTHER LEGAL
:ENTITY NAMED AS A DEFENDANT; AND ALL
~CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATUR-
AL OR CORPORATE, OR WHOSE EXACT
~LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING
UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE NAMED OR
DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE.ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
:THIS COMPLAINT,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
STO: PHILLER LEE JOHNSON, CHARITY VER-
SNELL JOHNSON, ET AL
whose residence is unknown If he/shelthey be


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school. They include Brigette
Utley (Miss Calhoun County
Cotton Queen), Kaylea Scheetz
(Baby Miss Calhoun Couniy
Cotton), Jennifer DeVusty
(Liberty County Forestry Queen),
and Alexis Sims (Tiny Miss
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The County Record, APRIL 23, 2008, Page 16


Latrell White of 17993
Main Street Nort~h in


Blountstown has received
Yard of the Month honors
for April. Her lawn is filled
with seasonal blooms of
white formosa, azaleas,
lavender wisteria and old
fashioned red amarylliS'
Grounds of the Month
honors went to the First
Baptist Church on Main
Street South in
BIOuntstown. The church
grounds are adorned with
Sweet Williams in a variety
of pinks in the carnation

m anks to oil those whO
eputmuake our communitY


Remember to

immunize yogy
small children
The Florida Department of
Health acknowledges April 19-
26 as National Infant
.Immunization Week, an annual
campaign highlighting the
importance of providing appro-
priate immunizations to every
child by age two. The Centers
for Disease Control offers the
following tips:
-Take babies to a doctor or
clinic for shots. Immunizations
staotuatubit hr ad contnuol
Acht eac visit, discuss immu-
nizations with a doctor or health
caep-oidr oAsktif the baby
-Keep the immunization
record in a safe place and bring
it to every doctor's visit.
-Ask the doctor when to
return for the baby's next shots.
Make an -appointment, and
write it down.


CALHOUN COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
MINdTES
APRIL 1, 2008
PRESENT AND ACTING:
WILLIE T. GRANT,
CHAIRMAN
CA MWYRICK, VICE
ELIZABETH PICKRON
JERAL HALL, SR.
DANNY RAY WISE
MATT FUQUA, ATTOR-
NEY
RUTH W. ATTAWAY,
CLERK
EMMANUEL HIRES,
DEPUTY
The meeting was called to
order by Deputy Hires. Pledge
of allegiance to the flag and
prayer was led by
Commissioner Wyrick.
ATTORNEY TIMVE
Attorney Fuqua discussed


with the Board the Sexual
Offenders Ordinance. He stat-
ed that there is a proposed bill
in the House and Senate refer-
encing Sextial Offenders and
Sexual' Predators. He asked the
Board if they wanted to contin-
ue advertising of the Sexual
Offender and Sexual Predatorz*
dy o e susT Bdo adaee ad
hold a Public Hearing at the
April 15, 2008 Board Meeting.
The March 18, 2008 min-
utes were approved as amend-
ed.
COMMISSIONER WKYRICK
Commissioner Wyrick stated
that it was time to re-approve
the line of credit with Wakulla
Bank. After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Wyrick, second-
ed by Commissioner Hall and
carried to approve the line of
credit with Wakulla Bank.
Commissioner Wyrick asked
the Board to allow him to meet


with Attorney Fuqua and Neal
Land & Timber to prepare an
agreement to allow camping at
the Boat Landings and County
owned parks. After discussion,
the Board agreed for them to
prepare an agreement for
Board reviiew.

COMMISSIONER WISE
Commissioner Wise stated
that Rivertown Church asked
for permission to hold the July
4, 2008, Fireworks at Sam
Adkins Park. After discussion,
emotion was made by
Commissioner Wise, secorided
by Commissioner Hall and car.
ried to approve the above
request.
There being t~o further busi-
ness,. the Board did adjourn.
.ATTEST:
RUTH W. ATTAWAY,
CLERK
WILLIE T. GRANT,
CHAIRMAN


attend the University of Florida
and study law when suddenly
Mr. Ray became illaind died.
During those days, the man
of the house was the bread win-
ner and the wife was the home-
maker. Therefore, after Mr.
Ray's sudden death, the
remaining family, Mary
Peacock Ray, his wife, along
with daughter, Ruth, and son,
Bilreal 7edthe fund were not
In 1935, Ruth Ray Howell
decided to take the abstract
portion of her father's law busi-
ness and begin her own compa-
ny, the Calhoun-Liberty
Abstract Office. Ruth worked
:a afo!"r Rvy f r oer 60 yeae
business has relocated and the
building has been completely
renovated inside and out and is
Th nw na e ne theo buligi

eNo9 yasayold Ru~tuhtis
retired and living in Mexico
Beach, Florida.


Ruth and her daughter,
Nancy Howell Mauldin, extend
their appreciation to John
Wayne Couch of Couch Paint
Works, George Boyer of Boyer
Signs, Keith Clark of KC &
Sons, and John Smith of
Panhandle Constrdction for the
outstanding job on the renova-
tion project.


Blountstown Main Street
salutes the family for their
ongoing dedication to down-
town. Main Street members
are hoping to see new, thriving
businesses fill these vacant
spaces. For more details on the
Thomas C. Ray Ruth Ray
Howell Building, contact
Mauldin at 850-643-6107-


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