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Publication Date: July 9, 2008
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CELEBRATION



STAR SPANGLED NIGHT,

It was a star span-
gled night of fun as
the-night sky was lit
up with a dazzling
fireworks display July.
3 at Sam Atkins
Park. The event,
compliments of
:. -;-.- i.: RiverTown
.._.. Community Church'
.-had all the makings
of a patriotic celebra-
44" tion: good music, hot,
... ,s, t o dogs, cold sodas,
... .....and fun games,
Check out the high-
lights on page.-2.


Coming up roses at the hospital


ACCIDENT


Crash


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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Georgia man is critical
following a single vehicle crash
in Liberty County Sunday
afternoon.
Strick W McDaniel, 61, of
Adel, GA, remained in the
medical surgical intensive care
unit at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital as of press time
Tuesday morning.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, McDaniel
was behind the wheel of a
2004 Chevy Tahoe just before
3 p.m. As he traveled north on
SR 12, a mile south of
Meridith Road, the vehicle
drifted to the right, left the
road, entered the east grass
shoulder, and collided with a
group of trees.
FHP Trooper W. Alexander
investigated the crash. He was
assisted at the scene by the
See CRASH, page 10




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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Overcrowding at the Calhoun
County Jail has been ant issue for
years and a solution finally
appears in site. Within 90 days,
Sheriff David Tatum plans to
open an addition to the jail that
will provide space for up to 60
inmates, along with some much
needed areas for staff.
Behind the Calhoun County
Courthouse, the final clearing is
underway on the site where sev-
eral dilapidated homes once
stood. Sheriff Tatum hopes to one
day see a new law enforcement
and emergency management
complex on that block, but knows
the funds just aren't there to
make it happen right now. Until
that day, he has found a way to
ease the overcrowding situation
with a unique 7000 sqliare foot
structure that meets several
needs.
Saving money was at the fore-
front of Sheriff Tatum's planning
for the new facility. "County
inmates laid all the block and did
the carpentry work," he reports,
adding that Jonas Bontrager of
Big River Construction put up
the metal building.


A huge cost saving came by
the Sheriff doing the architectural
work himself. "If you hired an
architect to design this, it would
have easily exceeded $300,000,"
says Tatum, noting that would
have taken his entire budget for
the building.
Staffing expenses were also
taken into consideration.
"Eighty-five percent of your
budget is spent on staffing,"
Tatum points out. "I designed
this to require the fewest number
of staff. I can staff this jail with
one person where Liberty has
three which saves several thou-
sand dollars."
There will be eight single man
cells for those inmates who need
to be isolated. "Often, we get
mentally ill, combative people, or
juveniles who have been adjudi-
cated guilty as adults, but don't
need to be mixed in with adults.
Also, if we get somebody in with a
disease, we can isolate them."
Female inmates will remain
housed in Liberty County which,
surprisingly, is actually a cost sav-
ings. "If I keep women inmates, I
have to keep women officers to'
guard them," Tatum explains,
See JAIL, page 10


HOMETOWN HOTTIE: Altha native
Dusty Neel has been named
Panama City's "Hottest Hero'.
Check out the story on page 10.


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WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2008 E 101st Year, No. 45 0 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 0 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


CRIME


Woman

c used of


exploiting.

the elderly
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Blountstown woman was
arrested this week, accused of
depleting an elderly man's,
bank account. ,,'
Laura December Wilson
has been charged with
exploitation of the elderly.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Wilson is sus-
pected of convincing Chester
Goodman of Blountstown, who
suffers from age related
dementia, to withdraw cash
from his bank account on at'
least two occasions.
Goodman's daughter, who
manages his personal affairs,
told authorities she suspected
Wilson used her father to with-
draw $500 from his account at
Calhoun-Liberty .Employees
Credit Union on June 23. She
alleged Wilson was with him at
the Credit Union that day and
told a teller she was
Goodman's niece. When she
was' unable, to produce identifi-
cation,, she reportedly had
Goodman'withdraw the money
and give it to her. The follow-
ing day, he withdrew another
$300 from the account.
Goodman's daughter advised
she had noticed several cash
withdrawals from his account
with an estimated $4000
depleted.
Wilson was issued a tres-
pass warning on June 24 with
orders to stay away from
Goodman's property. The fol-
lowing day, BPD Major
Rodney Smith interviewed
Wilson. She reportedly admit-
ted to taking money from
Goodman, but claimed it was
only $60. She also denied
telling the Credit Union teller
she was his niece.
A warrant was later issued
for her arrest and Ofc. Patrick
Crawford located her outside
Harvey's July 2.
It,


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Sheriffplans toopen jail




addition wiL 90 days


ARREST


Woman is

arrested for

grand theft
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
The Blountstown Police
Department arrested a local woman
July 4 who is accused of stealing a
co-worker's debit card.
Lindsey Kaylin Rogers has been
charged with grand theft and fraud-
ulent use of a credit card in the case.
According to the BPD,
Thomasina Paige advised $300 had
been withdrawn from her account at
Superior Bank June 20. The investi-
gation led to her Burger King co-
worker, Rogers, who reportedly
admitted to the theft, but said she
then placed the cash and card on a
small table where Paige could find it.
Paige said she located the card, but
only $200 was with it. A warrant
was issued for Rogers' arrest.








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Sam Atkins Park was the place to be July 3 for the
Independence Day Celebration sponsored by RiverTown
Community Church. The event featured inflatable
games, face painting, live music by the RiverTown
band, delicious food, and an amazing fireworks show.
The best part? It was all completely free to everyone!
Thanks to RiverTown for generously providing this patri-
otic party for our region!


S CALHOUN COUNTY
June 30: Jermaine Jamison, FTA; Heather Nicole. McClellan,
home invasion robbery, theft from person 65 or older; Michael
Duane Norgard, FTA; William Bryan Trammell, DUI
July 1: Darryl Jackson, FTA; Craig E. Holmes, VOP
July 2: Laura December Wilson, exploitation of elderly
July 3: Benjamin Clifford Cramer, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijua-
na, drug paraphernalia
July 4: Dawn Elizabeth Ceurvels, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijua-
na, drug paraphernalia; Joe E. Kirkland, poss. 1/t 20 grams
marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Christopher Allen Keys, FTA;
Charles Andrew Hendrik, false ID to law enforcement officer, for-
gery, DWLSR w/knowledge; .Lindsey Kaylin Rogers, grand theft,
fraudulent use of credit card; William Houston Taylor, DUI
July 5: Levar Algernon Johnson, attaching tag not assigned,
DWLSR; James Edward Lerch, VOCR, FTA
July 6: William Lee Marshall, sentenced from court
July 7: Adrian Terrell White, battery, criminal mischief
t LIBERTY COUNTY
June 30: Heather McClellan Jones, holding for Calhoun; John
Woodruff, state VOP
July 1: Jason Phillips, state VOP
July 2: Malinda Pelt, sentenced to two years DOC (CCSO);
Albert Schwendeman, warrant; Dennis Allen, criminal mischief;
December L. WVison, holding for CCSO; Donnell Hill, county
VOP
July 4: Dawn E. Ceurvels, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana;
LUr4-. K. ..ryjers. hold for CCSO; Aaron Ward Neldon, domes-
t:r. boltery, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana; Sara Yon Simmons,
CCSO charges
The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or Liberly
Covwty Jal over the past week. Although they have been
d with a cime, they are considered Innocent until
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The Torreya Garden Club,
recently announced the Yard
and Grounds of the Month
winners for June.
Nathaniel and Brenn Davis
of 20324 NW Oak Avenue
took the Yard of ,the Month
prize. Their lovely home and
grounds are shown above.
Pictured at left is the new
Clinicare Home Medical busi-
ness at 20349 Central
Avenue West in Blountstown.
Their exceptional landscap-
ing earned them .Grounds of
the Month honors.


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making sure that Florida's
resources are protected. After
years of disputes, I will continue
working and pushing on a local,


state, and federal level to see
that a reasonable and long term
water management solution for
the ACF system is developed."


On Monday, July 21,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) will host a
Congressional Forum in
Chattahoochee, Florida, on the
impact of the southeastern
drought and low freshwater
flows on the Apalachicola River
and Bay and North Florida's
communities. U.S.
Congressman Heath Shuler (D-
NC), the Chairman of the Small
Business Subcommittee on
Rural and Urban
Entrepreneurship, will be
Congressman Boyd's special
guest at the forum and will help
determine what Congress can
do to assist the people of North
Florida and small business own-
ers affected by this historic
drought and low flows.
Other forum participants will
include representatives from
the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service (FWS),.
Florida's stakeholders, local
business owners, local oyster-
men, and experts on the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-
Flint (ACF).River System.
"The people of North
Florida, who depend on the
Apalachicola River and Bay for
their livelihood, must be
heard," Congressman Boyd
said. "'I am eager for the Corps
and FWS to hear firsthand from
our oystermen, shrimpers, and
others along the river and bay
who have a tremendous stake in
the ACF issue. Those of us in
North Florida are committed to'


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WHO is overweight?
Six out of 10 adult.
Americans are overweight or
obese
WHAT causes people to
be overweight?
There are many reasons a
person can become overweight,
and diet is often the culprit. A
problem for many people is
sweet drinks. Examples of
sweet drinks are ALL juices
(fruit or other), sweet tea,
lemonade, flavored milk, whole
milk and soft drinks or sodas.
As a matter -of fact, a can of
Coke alone, or an equivalent
sweet drink, every day for a
year will cause you to gain an
extra 15 pounds.
WHY is being over-
weight a problem?
Being overweight can con-
tribute to many medical prob-
lems, including high blood pres-
sure, diabetes, heart disease,
stroke, and sleep apnea.
HOW can I lose weight?
Stop drinking sweet drinks.
Drink only water or diet drinks.
A diet drink is any drink that
has 0 calories, and many of the


popular ,n-d co-me in the diet
form. Tr ',our tea or coffee
with an artificial sweetener, for
ex:nmpple, Splenda, instead of
sugar.
WHERE can I get help
with weight loss?
* You can contact your local
physician if you have any ques-
tions about losing weight or
maintaining a healthy weight.
You can also contact the
Calhoun County Health
Department at 850-674-5645.
Ask for Ms. Julie VanderMeer,
the Healthy Communities
Coordinator.
Additional information about
weight loss can be obtained
from the following internet web-
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SRIDA STATE

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Florida State Firefighter's Association President Steve Robertson
(right) presented the Florida Wildland Firefighter of the Year award to
Chris Worrell at the annual conference at St. Pete Beach on June 13.


Liberty County native Chris Worrell named...



Wildland Firefighter of Year


Chris Worrell, Forestry
Program Administrator with the
Florida Division of Forestry,
received the 2008 Florida
Wildland Firefighter of the Year
Award at the annual Florida
State Firefighter Association
conference on June 13, 2008.
Chris started his career as a
Forest Ranger, and has worked
his way up through the Division
to become the Fire Training
Officer for the Division of
Forestry. Chris has always been
active in the training of
Florida's firefighters and All-
Risk Incident Management
Teams at the State and
National levels. With 24 years
of experience of firefighting
across the nation, Chris has
become one of the states most
experienced and respected
wildland firefighters.
In addition to his normal
duties, Chris coordinates the
training and development of the
Regional Domestic Security
Incident Management Teams


through the US Fire Academy
and FEMA, and serves as the
Operations Section Chief on the
Florida Red Incident
Management Team. Chris is
also a qualified Air Tactical
Group Supervisor, one of only a
handful of wildland firefighters
who are qualified in this posi-
tion in the Southeast, and the
only one in the' Division of
Forestry. As the only Air
Tactical Supervisor, Chris is
uniquely qualified to assist the
firefighters throughout the state
as their "eyes in the sky" pro-
viding valuable aerial assess-
ments on current fire conditions
and the supervision of multiple
fire suppression aircraft. Chris
performs this duty wile also
airborne. Last year, Chris
worked more than seven com-
plex fires across the state and
country, accumulating more
than 150 tactical flight hours.
Chris is a 1984 graduate of
Liberty County High School
and is the son of Ann and


MILITARY NEWS


Crutchfield graduates
at Fort Benning, GA
Army Pvt. Frederick L.
Crutchfield has graduated from
the Infantryman One Station
Unit Training at Fort Benning,
Columbus, Ga. The training
consists of Basic Infantry
Training and Advanced
Individual Training.
During the nine weeks of
basic combat training, the sol-
dier received training in drill
and ceremonies, weapons
employment, map reading, tac-
tics, military courtesy, military
justice, physical fitness, first aid
skills, and Army history, core
values and traditions.
Additional training included
development of basic combat
skills and battlefield operations
and tactics, and experienced,
use of various weapons and
weapons defenses available to
the infantry crewman.
The Advanced Individual
Training course is designed to
train infantry soldiers to per-
form reconnaissance opera-
tions; employ, fire and recover
anti-personnel and anti-tank
mines; locate and neutralize
land mines and operate target
and sight equipment; operate
and maintain communications


To the Editor,
Thank you to Rivertown
Community Church for a won-
derful evening July 3rd!!
Everything was enviably well-
organized, well-staffed, child-
safe, family-friendly. It's a won-
derful testimony to me how a
community of believers can
impact its surrounding commu-
nities!
Marshall Masai
To the Editor,
You recently published the
minutes of the Calhoun County
Commissioners meeting held on
June 3, 2008. Thank you for
k',fepin2 the public up to date on
these meetings. There are a
few thin-s I want to correct and
. :ri.' concerning the issue I
mret with the Board about.
We became aware of plans to
resurface the B.E. Barfield


equipment and radio networks;
construct field firing aids for
infantry weapons; and perform
infantry combat exercises and
dismounted battle drills, which
includes survival procedures in
a- nuclear, biological or chemical
contaminated area.
Crutchfield is the grandson
of Ronnie and Faye Bishop. of
State Road 71, Blountstown.

Connelly graduates
from basic training
Army Pvt. Jonathan I.
Connelly has graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition
and core values, physical fit-
ness, and received instruction
and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemi-
cal warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and, ceremony, march-
ing,' rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot march-
es, and field training exercises.
Connelly is the son of
Christopher Connelly of
Blountstown, Fla., and Becky


road with lime rock and I along -
with neighbors asked the Board
not to do that. Mr. Dan Wyrick
represents District 2 and he
asked the Board not to use lime
rock on this road also. We
requested the road be main-
tained as a simple dirt road due
to it is best for our health and
safety not to mention a savings
of the $65,000 in tax dollars
used to resurface it.
The B.E. Barfield Road was
surfaced with lime rock several
years ago and, as many of you
with similar roads know, the
dust was unbearable and filled
our homes and our lungs with
fine white dust. Many homes
on this road are located very
close to the road side as this is
an old road used to access our
farms and homes. There are 10
houses located on the road and
8 of these signed letters


Lee of Stewart Drive, Panama
City, Fla.
The private is a 2006 gradu-
ate of Haney Technical School,
Panama City.

Vickery joins Army
under Delayed Entry

Kimberly J.. Vickery has"
joined the United States Army
under the Delayed Entry
Program. The program gives
young men and women the
opportunity to delay entering
active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the
new soldier the option to learn a
new skill, travel and become
eligible to receive as much as
$50,000 toward a college edu-
cation. After completion of
basic military training, soldiers
receive advanced individual
training in their career job spe-
cialty prior to being assigned to
their first permanent duty sta-
tion.
The recruit qualifies for a
$40,000 enlistment bonus.
Vickery, a 2006 graduate of
Altha Public School, Fla., will
report to Fort Knox, Ky., for
basic training in June 2008.
He is the son of Edward and
Kimberly Dehn of N.W. Circle
274, Altha.


requesting there be no resurfac-
ing the road. I also submitted a
signed letter from Dr. Bristol
stating the dust from lime rock
is harmful to my husband due
to his health problems. There
was a list of 20 names who did
not sign the letter, as stated in
the minutes. That list included
4 people that no longer live in
Calhoun County, 4 that do not
use the road to get to their
home, and 3 that do not live on
the B.E. Barfield Road.
Country dirt roads allow a
pleasant view of farm lands, are
low in maintenance cost, and
are ecologically safe. We, the
majority of residents on B.E.
Barfield Road, just want a
quiet, country road to live on in
beautiful Calhoun County.
Thanks,
Volena Barfield


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Capps graduates at
Lackland AFB, Texas

Air Force Airman Jonathan
W Capps has graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
During the 'six weeks of
training, the airman studied the
Air Force mission, organization,
and military customs and cour-
tesies; performed drill and cere-
mony marches, and received
physical training, rifle marks-
manship, field training exercis-
es, and special training in
human relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Dawn Capps
of N.W. Rudolph Rackley Road,
Altha, Fla.
Capps is a 2007 graduate of
Altha High School.


Edward Dekle of Rock Bluff.
He currently lives in Inverness,


Florida with his wife, Charlotte,
and son, Kyle.


Gardening Friends of


Big Bend meet July 15
Gardening Friends of the Big Bend will meet at the North
Florida Research and Education Center near Quincy at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, July 15.
The purpose of this group is to promote gardening and gar-
dernng research by supporting and assisting the faculty and
staff of NFREC, an arm of the University of Florida's
Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. After the busi-
ness meeting Dr. Gary Knox will discuss the beginning of one
of his newest research projects on disease resistance and
maintenance needs of twelve varieties of roses.
For more information, contact Jill Williams at 850-663-
2280 or Gary Knox at 850-875-7162.




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Our Big Boy Is "4"!!
,. 1 I 'iv.'. Hatchett is the
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Hatchet His grandparents are
James and Rosea Lane of
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Howard of Hugh Creek. His
godparents are Tonya Beckwith
and Thaddeus and Karene
Simmons. Kaiden likes playing
football with his daddy outside
and riding on the lawn mower.
He keeps himself busy trying to
keep up with his big sister
Kendall. They just, finished up
swimming lessons with Ms.
,Janet. Kaiden. also enjoys
church at St. Paul A.M.E. where
he gets to play the drums and
shares his birthday with our
pastor D. Rhone Sr. Kaiden
likes spending time with
Krystyna and Carson. Kaiden
also enjoys spending time with
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Vasy. He will celebrate his birth-
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Calhoun County team runner up in state





Our champs: AA All-Stars


BY DR. TODD McCLELLAN


The AA All-Stars and their coaches celebrate their success at the state tournament.


Dixie League honors Bobby Tipton

Bobby Tipton got a surprise recently during district tournament action at Sam Atkins Park. Before the
game, he was called to the field and presented with a plaque in appreciation for his 18 years of service
to the Calhoun County Dixie Youth League. Bobby is shown receiving the award from Calhoun County
Dixie Youth President Emory Home (left) and Coach Terry Blair (right). After the presentation, he threw
out the first pitch to start the game.



EEE is on the rise across Florida


Horse owners urged to vaccinate


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is urging horse owners
to get their animals vaccinated
as the number of Eastern
Equine En'.-ph.,hri. (EEE)
cases is on the rise.
As of June 30, there are four
times as many EEE cases com-
pared to the same time period
during the two previous years.
There have been 45 confirmed
cases covering 21 counties as
far south as Palm Beach
County. In the first six months
of 2007, there were 11 cases
and the same number in 2006.
'." have had two relatively
quiet years in a row and I am
concerned that horse owners
... complacent and delay
S.. ;their animals properly
vac inlated," Bronson said.
:'., with the rainy season
'.r,' to resume, we are like-
ly to see a lot more mosquitoes
than we have during the two
years of",'r t:if "
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alftects the central nervous sys-
te n and i transmitted to hors-
(.sj by infected mosquitoes.
"i ..' of the virus include fever,
Hsilevtneso'g, stumbling, circling,
come and usually death. The
disease is. fatal in horses in 90
percent of the cases. The first
case of West Nile Virus (WNV)
has also been detected in a
horse in Madison County.
Bronson says the majority of
cases of EEE and WNV can be
prevented through proper vac-
cinations against mosquito-
borne illnesses and he is
reminding horse owners that


now is the time to take action.
Horse owners are urged to
check with their veterinarian to
make sure their animals have
received current vaccinations
and booster shots against WNV
and EEE, and that these shots
are kept up to date. There are
ongoing efforts to keep the mos-,
quito populations down but,
because there is no foolproof
method to prevent the diseases,


vaccinations are critical.
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After winning their weekend
games, Calhoun County's AA
Team faced a day 4 showdown
with West Seminole. These
were the only undefeated teams
left in the tournament. These
familiar foes faced each other in
the 2006 AA State Finals with
West Seminole winning the
County's team got revenge last
year with a win over West
Seminole at state. This year's
West Seminole team had been
cruising through the state tour-
nament with lopsided wins.
Calhoun County's team had
S a Monday bye and played slug-
gish against the West Seminole
team in the Tuesday night mar-
quee game. Calhoun County
hit well but their' ground balls
were well fielded by the solid
West Seminole infield. West
Seminole's bats were extremely
hot and they consistently hit
line drives into the outfield.
The game ended in Calhoun
County's first loss in the double
elimination tournament.
Even with the loss Calhoun
County advanced to the state
semi-final* against Bushnell.
The Bushnell team's only tour-
nament loss was to West
Seminole. This game had a 10
a.m. Wednesday morning start.
Calhoun County seemed flat
from their previous night's loss.
Bushnell was the home team
and ended the 4th inning up 8-
2. Calhoun County came alive
in the top of the 5th. Jacob Yon
and Gabe McClellan started
the inning with singles. A hit by
Kevon Godwin scored Jacob.
Tyreek Sumner then hit a dou-
ble that scored Gabe and
Kevon. Mikel Engram then
added another single, but the
inning ended with 2 runners on
base. Calhoun County cut in
the Bushnell lead 8-5. Some
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Liberty County Dixie Major


All-Stars heading to state


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Tournament winners include (from left) Brad Causey, Jamib Lee, Ken Sumner, Reese Mears, Jimmy
Minchew, and Tommy Earnest.

Calhoun, Liberty anglers place


in Gaskin Park Flathead tourney


Wewahitchka Employees
Club held the Fourth Annual
Gaskin Park Flathead Catfish
Tournament Friday and
Saturday, June 27-28. Ninety
four fishermen participated,
occupying 55 boats, despite all
the rain around Wewa.
Trophies were presented as well
as prize money totaling
$2,650.00 and the winners
were:
1st place, Brad Causey,
Wewahitchka, FL, 36.00
pounds$ 1,000
2nd Place, Ken Sumner,
Bristol, FL, 34.79 pounds,
$500
3rd Place, Reese Mears,
Altha, FL, 27.52 pounds, $400
4th place, Jimmy Minchew,
Wewahitchka, FL, 25.43
pounds, $300
5th place, Tommy Earnest,
Hosford, FL, 25.03 pounds,
$200
Most boat total poundage for
this tournament: Jamie Lee,
Blountstownr, FL, 188.16
pounds, $250
Forty three fishermen
weighed in 157 flathead catfish
for a total tournament weight of
1,535.07 pounds compared to
28 people, 86 flathead, total
weight 900.84 at the 2007 tour-
nament and 22 people, 69 flat-
head, total weight 902.52 at the
2006 tournament. Apparently
all that rain made the fishing
even better this year. The flat-
head catfish is a non-native,
predatory species that con-
sumes native fish so there is no
size'or bag limit and they should
not be released alive according
to Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
The Apalachicola
Tournament Trail ends with the
Florida Catfish Classic in
August. A $1,000 cash prize is
awarded at this tournament for
the most combined poundage
from all five tournaments in the
Trail. .The winning fisherman
must have fished in at least 4 of
the 5 tournaments. At the end
of the Gaskin Park tournament,
which is the third of five in the
series, Jamie Lee of
Blountstown is ahead with
330.55 pounds, Carmen
McLemore of Wewahitchka is
presently in 2nd place with
314.41 and Matt Perkins of
Bristol is presently third with
276.29. Two more tourna-
ments to go, guys! Good luck!
Funds raised at this tourna-
ment will benefit the
Employees Club of the City of
Wewahitchka for their scholar-
ship funds and community serv-
ice. The tournament will be
held next year June 26 & 27,
2009, the last weekend of the
month.
Wewahitchka Employees
Club would like to thank all the
fishermen and fisherwomen
who participated as well as all
the employees and club mem-
bers who manned stations for
more than 24 hours. Special
thanks goes to Jerry Bowen of
Bell Supply for his assistance
with the weigh in and prize dis-
tribution. Thanks also goes to
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council who
assisted in the sponsorship of


the tournament and supplied
the ball caps given to each reg-
istered fisherman. Winners tro-
phies were donated by Peak's
Unlimited of Wewahitchka.
The next tournament, on the
2008 Apalachicola Flathead
Catfish Tournament Trail will
be Hosford Telogia Volunteer
Fire Department Flathead
Catfish Tournament July 25
and 26; contact Chairman
Rudy Sumner at 850-566-
0812. Applications can be
found at Liberty County Senior
Citizens center, Hosford-
Telogia Volunteer Fire Dept or
Wewa City Hall.
Wewa City Employees Club
will be holding the 10th Annual


Florida Catfish Classic
Tournament Friday and
Saturday, August 29 & 30, at
Gaskin Park at the end of Lake
Grove Road in Wewahitchka.
Funds raised by this tourna-
ment are for scholarships for
area students for college or
vocational schools.
For more information, regis-
tration or sponsorship forms,
call Connie Parrish 850-639-
2605, Angie Minchew 850-
639-3474, or Don Minchew
850-639-2605. Forms can be
picked up at Wewa City Hall
and various area businesses.
The website is www.floridacat-
fishclassic.com .


The Liberty County Dixie
Major Baseball All-Star team
will be loading up and heading
for the Dixie Youth State
Tournament in Ridge Manor
this Friday morning.
The team will play their first
game in the tournament
Saturday at 1:30 pm against

Church co-ed

softball league

meeting Thurs.
The Liberty County
Recreation Department will
hold an organization meeting
for the Church Co-Ed Softball
league Thursday at 6:30 pm at
the Civic Center in Bristol.
Interested teams should be rep-
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rules; entry fee, etc. will be dis-
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It is hoped the season will
start during the week of July
13. For further information call
643-2175.

Girls 9 and up

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The Liberty County
Recreation Department is still
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tion for all girls ages 9 and up.
Registration fee is $55. All
interested participants should
contact Genia Burke at
(850)447-2056 or (850)643-
2378 by Saturday July 12,
2008.



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Avon Park.
This will be the third straight
year Liberty County, has been
represented in the State
Tournament. The previous two
years Liberty County lost two
straight games and was elimi-
nated from the tournament.
This year coach Steve Swier
feels things could be different.
"I think we'll have better
hitting this year because we
have seven players returning
from last year's team and the
experience will really help."
Swier says. "We've also shown
strength on defense." Swier
continued.
Chuck Morris, Hayden
Swier, Garrett Swier, Ro
Hinson, Hunter Jacobs, Jacob
Phinney, and Jase Lago return
from last years team. They are
joined on this year's roster by
D.J. Pittman, Lee Hambright,
Noah Davis, Ryan Willis, and
Will Hosford.


Morris, H. Swier, Jacobs,
Phinney, Hinson, and Davis
make up the pitching staff. G.
Swier and Morris will handle
the catching. Pittman mans the
first base post. Jacobs and H.
Swier start as middle infielders
with Lago taking a spot when
Jacobs or H. Swier are pitching.
Morris, Lago, and G. Swier
handle the chores at third base.
Hambright, Davis, Willis,
Phinney, and Hosford play the
out field.
"We know we'll see some
really good baseball in Ridge
Manor." Swier said. "But we
feel we have been working real
hard and are prepared to make
a good showing."
'Boo' Morris and Todd
Wheatley join Swier on the
Liberty County staff.
Ridge Manor is east of
Brooksville, just off the 50, 98
exit of 1-75.


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The County Record, JULY 9, 2008, Page 8


Calhoun County Extension Director Judy Ludlow (left) and Office Manager Greta Jenks (right) welcome
'the new 4-H/Ag Agent, Whitney Cherry, to the Extension Office staff.


Whitney Cherry joins Extension;


4-H day camps set for July 22-23


BY JUDY LUDLOW
Extension Director

Calhoun County
Extension Office wel-
comes new 4-H/Ag Agent
Join us in welcoming Mrs.
Whitney Cherry to our County
Extension Staff! Whitney was
a science teacher in both
Jackson and Calhoun County
middle and high schools. She
has extensive experience as an
active participant in both 4-H
and FFA in the areas of live-
stock, poultry, land judging,
parliamentary procedure, pub-
lic speaking, etc. As an Agent
in our county she hopes to offer
a variety of youth day camps.
She also plans to provide more
opportunities for adult volun-
teers to participate in 4-H club
development.

4-H Day Camps to be held-
in July-
Calhoun County 4-H
announces an Arts and Crafts
Day camp for 20 youth ages 8-
18 on July 22 and 23, 2008.
The camp will be held at the


Frink Gym at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement just outside
of Blountstown on HWY 20 W.
Participating youth will learn to
make and use their own glue,
paper, and pottery clay in addi-
tion to several other fun, art
centered activities.
Morning and afternoon
snacks will be provided, but
campers will need to bring their
own sack lunch. A microwave
is available for use, and the
Settlement's General Store will
be open where campers -can
purchase cold drinks, candy,
games, etc.
The cost for this camp is $15
for one day (you choose which
day) or $20 for both days.
Enrollment forms are available
on a first come first serve basis
until July 18th, so call Whitney
Cherry at 674-8323,today!

Calhoun County 4-H
Livestock Club announces
first meeting
4-H Livestock Club leaders
Luke and April Odom invite
you to attend the first meeting
of the Calhoun County 4-H


Livestock Club. This organiza-
tional meeting will be held July
17th at the Calhoun County
Extension Office from 6:00 -
7:30 pm. The club is open to
children ages 8-13.
Parents/Guardians must
attend this meeting with their
children. You do not need to
own livestock to be part of this
club. If you are interested in
the care and showmanship of
livestock, come join us! Call
the Odoms at 674-9461 or the
Extension Office at 674-8323
for Mnore information. -
All programs and related
activities sponsored for, or
assisted by, the Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences are
open to all persons without dis-
crimination with respect 'to
race, creed, color, religion, age,
disability, sex,. sexual orienta-
tion, marital status, national
origin, political opinions, or
affiliations.
If you have questions on any
topic in this column, please call
the Calhoun County Extension
office at 850-674-8323. Thank
you!


Applications being accepted


Southern Pine Beetle


prevention program


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may not exceed $10,000.
For an application and more
information on program
requirements and procedures,
forest landowners can visit their
local Division of Forestry office
or contact the county forester
office in their area by visiting
www.fl-dof.com. Applications
will be available beginning July
30 and will be evaluated on a
first-received, first-served basis.
The program is supported
through temporary grants from
the USDA Forest Service and
will be offered only as long as
funding is available.


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for details


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Cdtnmissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced this week
that the department's -Division
of Forestry is re-offering the
Southern Pine Beetle
Prevention Cost Share
Program to eligible non-indus-
trial private forest landowners.
The goal of the program is to
minimize southern pine beetle
damage in Florida by helping
forest landowners reduce the
susceptibility of their pine
stands to this destructive insect
pest.
Periodic southern pine bee-
tle outbreaks in Florida have
resulted in millions of cubic feet
of pine timber killed on thou-
sands of acres. Forest manage-
ment practices, such as thin-
ning, prescribed burning, other
competition control, and use of
less-susceptible pine species
can improve the health of pine
stands and decrease their likeli-
hood of developing southern
pine beetle infestations.
The program offers up to
50% cost reimbursement for
pre-commercial thinning, pre-
scribed burning and mechanical
underbrush treatments in exist-
ing pine stands, and a $50 per
acre incentive payment for
landowners who conduct a first
pulpwood thinning.
In addition, landowners may
apply to receive up to 50%
reimbursement for the cost of
longleaf seedlings and $25 per
acre in planting cost assistance
to establish a longleaf pine
plantation. The program is lim-
ited to 44 northern Florida
counties located within the
range of the southern pine bee-
tle. Qualified landowners may
apply for up to two approved
practices per year. The mini-
mum tract size requirement is
10 acres and funding requests


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Tax advantages, incentives offered


to businesses in the Enterprise Zone


BY KRISTY HALLEY SPEERS
Executive Director

Are you in the Enterprise
Zone? For that matter, what is
an Enterprise Zone? Simplified
answer: Enterprise Zones are
areas that encourage economic
growth and investment in dis-
'tressed areas by offering tax
advantages and incentives to
businesses locating within the
zone boundaries. There are no
strings attached the state
implemented the program to
spur development in areas such
as ours. Calhoun County's
Enterprise Zone is broken into
three separate "zones."
Here's a little background on
the program: Florida estab-
lished one of the first
Enterprise Zone programs in
the country in 1982. In 1994,
the program was reworked to
operate much like the federal
government's Empowerment
Zones and Enterprise
Communities programs.
Currently, the Governor's
Office of Tourism, Trade, and
Economic Development
(OTTED) administers the
Florida Enterprise Zone
Program. OTTED is responsi-
ble for overseeing the activities
of the local enterprise zones and
providing them with technical
assistance and information.
OTTED has been authorized
by the Florida Legislature to
review and approve eligible
enterprise zone application
packages. OTTED receives
progress reports from local
enterprise zones as well as
reports from the Florida
Department of Revenue and
prepares an Annual Report to
the Governor and the Florida
Legislature.
Enterprise Florida plays an


important role in marketing the
Enterprise Zone program to
existing businesses within a
zone or to those who are looking
to locate in a zone. It also
works with OTTED in develop-
ing zone approval guidelines
and determining which commu-
nities would qualify for a zone
- designation.
At the local level an enter-
prise zone is governed by an
Enterprise Zone Development
Agency, which has been desig-
nated ds the Chamber of
Commerce in Calhoun County.
The Chamber executive direc-
tor maintains the day-to-day
operations of the zone and is
responsible for verifying enter-
prise zone addresses, and certi-
fying all local applications
before the applications are sent
to the Department of Revenue
to be processed.
How it works: Tax incentives
are offered to all types of busi-
nesses that are located within a
designated Enterprise Zone
who employ zone residents,
rehabilitate real property or
purchase business equipment
to be used in the zone. Tax
credits are available to. busi-
nesses that pay either the
Florida Corporate Income Tax
or the Florida Sales and Use
Tax. Sales Tax refunds and
sales tax exemptions are avail-
able if eligible purchases are
made.
If you would like more infor-
mation on the Enterprise Zone,
please join the Chamber of
Commerce for their July mem-
bership meeting. Bridget
Merrill, vice president of tar-
geted programs for Enterprise
Florida will present an EZ
workshop. The meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, July
15th at the Calhoun County


Senior Center from 11 a.m. 1
p.m. Space is limited. If you
would like to attend, you must
RSVP Please call or email
Kristy at 674-4519 or
kristy@calhounco.org by
Friday, July llth at noon to
reserve your seat. For more
information on Enterprise
Zones, visit www.floridaenter-
prisezones.com.


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Have you ever wanted to eat
"all the chocolate" you could
ever hold? Now is your chance.
. . Calhoun County Senior
Citizens will be serving up
"Death by Chocolate" which
will have every imaginable
chocolate dessert you can think
of while enjoying beautiful
music while you eat.
This event is scheduled for
Thursday, August 21, at 6:00
PM. After the dessert, we will
have a silent auction with vari-
ous items including: one (1)
homemade wooden porch
swing, a cruise to Cozumel and
Grand Cayman, paintings, and
many other items.
Tickets for this event go on
sale July 14. Advance tickets -
$10/each. At the door $15
each. With each ticket purchase
you will receive a raffle ticket
for the "Grand Prize." You do
have to be present to win!
So come in out of the heat
and show your support for the
Calhoun County Senior
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appreciate your support.


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The City of Blountstown is dedicated to fair housing principles.
Fair housing is a concept that everyone has the right to obtain
without discrimination. The City of Blountstown officially
adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance which prohibits
discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin,
religion, age, sex, handicap, and.familial status. This ordinance
covers most housing related activities such as real estate sale,
advertising, bank transactions, mortgages, rentals and any
similar activity which may deal with persons seeking housing.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the Fair Housing
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Free camp for kids


ages 8-12 is planned


The FFA Officer Teams of 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 were recognized at the banquet and were pictured with special guests Charles
Bronson and Marti Coley. They are (left to right) Catherine Gurliaccio (outgoing Secretary), Nic Stoltzfus (outgoing Vice President), Morgan
Davis iT:Ii,,. Trevor Williams (President), Max Herndon (Sentinel), Representative Marti Coley, Commissioner of Agriculture Charles
Bronson', Laura Stoltzfus (Secretary), Daniel Leonard (Vice President), David Leonard (Reporter), William Leonard (outgoing President), and
Michael Leonard (outgoing sentinel).


The Calhoun County
Sheriff's, Office, the University
of Florida IFAS Extension/
Calhoun County 4-H,
University of Florida Family
Nutrition Program, and
Students Working Against
Tobacco are presenting a free
action packed, fun filled three-
day camp for kids ages 8-12
years old that reside in Calhoun
County. The camp will be held
Wednesday-Friday, July 30 -
August 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the W.T. Neal Civic Center,


17773 NE Pear St.,
Blountstown.
Camp activities will include
team sports, arts & crafts, envi-
ronmental education, group
building, water activities, well-
ness and nutrition education
workshops, law enforcement
demonstrations, lunch, snacks,
game and more.
The camp is open to the first
45 kids to register. Registration
forms are available at the
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office.


LCHS is now offering


Blountstown FFA celebrates, health career program


presents awards at banquet


BY DAVID LEONARD
Blountstown FFA Reporter
The Blountstown High
School FFA Chapter held its
annual banquet on May 22 at
Rivertown Community Church.
Chapter President Will
Leonard welcomed members
and guests to the banquet,
including keynote speaker
Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Bronson, State FFA
Advisor Belinda Chason, and


Representative Marti Coley.
A pulled pork dinner was
enjoyed by all those in atten-
dance, and awards were pre-
sented to chapter members and
guests in recognition of their
accomplishments and contribu-
tions to the Blountstown FFA
Chapter in the past year.
Greenhand Degrees were pre-
sented to first year members,
with the Star Greenhand
Award going to Karis Smith.
Chapter FFA Degrees were


given to second year members,
with Laura Stoltzfus receiving
the Star Chapter Award.
In addition, Career
Development Event (CDE)
participants were recognized,
and chapter awards were pre-
sented to the following:
Honorary Chapter Member
Awards went to Delilah Mears
and Ken Sheppard, Jeffery
Stewart received the Service
Award, the Scholarship Award
went to David Leonard, and


Calhoun, Liberty students


recipients of DAR awards


Will Leonard was presented
with the Award for Leadership.
Also recognized were 2007-
2008 FFA Officers, and 2008-
2009 officers were inducted.
The Blountstown FFA
Chapter would like to give a
special thanks to Mr. Sidney
Granger and Will Leonard for
cooking the pork dinner, par-
ents of chapter members for
preparing the delicious side
dishes and desserts, Rivertown
Community Church for the use
of their facilities, and to our
advisor, Mr. Ron Mears, and his
wife, Mrs. Delilah Mears, for all
of their hard work and dedica-
tion to us throughout this past
year.


Liberty County High School
is proud to announce the devel-
opment of an Allied Academy
for Health Services.
Mrs. Sue Summers peti-
tioned for and was awarded a
Succeed Grant to introduce the
academy in the 2008-09 school
year. Vicki Whittington, R.N.,
'B.S.N. has joined the Academy
and will be acting as Director of


Allied Health Services.
Students who meet admis-
sion requirements will be
offered a variety of hands on
learning opportunities and can
begin the necessary skills train-
ing to pursue health careers as
early as the ninth grade.
Watch for more details on
this program in next week's edi-
tion.


EEE cases cont'd


ple steps:
-- Limit time outside during
dusk and dawn when mosqui-
toes are most active.
-- Wear light-colored, long-
sleeved shirts and long pants to
cover skin and reduce the
chance of being bitten when
outside between dusk and
dawn.
-- Eliminate standing water
in yards, such as in birdbaths,


kiddie pools, old tires and other
receptacles, as stagnant water
is an excellent breeding ground
for mosquitoes.
-- Use insect repellent that
contains DEET, which is an
effective repellent.
-- Keep window screens in
good repair.
-- Clean out rain gutters and
keep them unclogged to avoid
pockets of standing water.


and Holmes Counties by
Chipola Chapter, NSDAR.
The Bronze ROTC Medal
was awarded to Cadet/Captain
Amber Odom of Chipley High
School, Cadet/Captain Ashley
Ross .of Holmes County High
School, Cadet Rachel Shepard
of Liberty County High School,
and Cadet Amanda Madore of


All-Stars cont'd


Seminole who entered the finals
undefeated. West Seminole
scored 4 runs in the 1st inning,
but were held scoreless for the
next 2 innings. The Calhoun
team was unable to string
together enough hits to score
through the first 3 innings. In
the top of the 4th West
Seminole added 2 more runs.
The Calhoun team put together
solid hits against the stingy
West Seminole defense in the
bottom of the 4th. Tucker
.Jordan, Jace White, and Kyle
Skipper had hits. Controversy
then ensued as Tyreek Sumner
hit a fly ball to the outfield to
advance the runners, but the
home plate umpire called no
pitch when the machine pitched
the ball. He felt the ball was
coming in too high and thought
it would be an unhittable 'pitch.
He said that once he made the
call that it was a dead ball and
runners had to return to their
original positions.


Unfortunately Tyreek wound
up getting out and the inning
ended. West Seminole scored 2
runs in the 5th and one in the
6th to win the game. The
Calhoun team was not allowed
to bat in the 6th inning because,
of a AA rule that does not allow
a team to score more than 8
runs per inning. Since they
were down 9-0 the game was
over.
The loss in the AA Finals
was disappointing, but what a
run! This Calhoun County
team was made up of all-stars
from 4 teams. Many of the
teams in this tournament drew
their players from leagues that
played 11 months out of the
year and leagues with an excess
of 20 teams. The dedication of
the coaches, players, and par-
ents made this a special team.
A big thank you goes out to the
community for their donations
and sponsorships that allowed
this team to travel to state!


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Vernon High School. T
recipients of the award we
chosen for "qualities of depend
ability and good charact
adherence to military dis
pline, leadership ability, and
fundamental and patrio
understanding of the impo
tance of ROTC training." T
DAR has awarded RO'
medals since 1967 because 1
SROTC is an important source
trained officers for our arm
forces.
Each year the Chip(
Chapter DAR National Defen
Committee presents the Go
Citizenship Award to studei
"who fulfill the qualities
honor, service, courage, lead
ship, and patriotism." The f
lowing fifth graders received t
medal for 2008: Brean
Walker, Altha School; Heath
Yoder, Blountstov
Elementary School; Jam
Patrick Sewell, Carr Scho.
Sue Ellen Mosier, Cottonda
Elementary; Brooke Canad
Dayspring Christian Academrr
Christina Ramirez, Gracevi
Elementary; Caroline Pas
Grand Ridge Elementar
Jodeci Peterson, Maloi
School; Caroline Adam
Riverside Elementary; Viol
Marie Collier, Snea
Elementary; and 4ust
Schmidt, Victory Christia
Academy. Amanda Carnley,
fifth grader from the Chipo
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WILLIAM EVERETT
CAYSON, JR.
Mr. William Everett
Cayson, Jr., 83, of Bristol, FL
(Estiffanulga), passed away
Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at his
home in Estiffanulga.
Mr. Cayson was born on
October 25, 1924, in
Blountstown, FL, and had lived
in Calhoun and Liberty coun-
ties for most of his life. Billy was
a Sergeant in the Army Air
Corps during WWII, serving a
total of 10 years in the military.
He served -with the 772nd
Bomb Squad, 463rd Bomb
Group, 15th USAAF in Foggia,
Italy. Billy worked on several
classified national defense proj-
ects. He'was a member of the
Blountstown United Methodist
Church.
Billy was preceded in death
by his wife, Mary Allene


Scarborough Cayson; mother,
Virginia Knight; one half sister,
Mary Virginia (Sissy) Knight;
two half brothers, Philip J.
Knight and Bart Knight, Jr.;
one step brother, Frances
Knight.

Survivors include nieces and
nephews, Susan Mason, Buddy
Knight, Steve Knight, Linda
Rogers, Kathy Varnum, Ginny
Scott, Clay Knight, Sara
Westmoreland; very good
friends, Jean and Pot Shuler.
Graveside funeral services
were held Thursday, July 3, at
10:00 a.m. (CDT) from the
Graveside at Nettle Ridge
Cemetery. Interment followed.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marion
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).


"Puppets for Christ"


at Methodist Church


Hey, kids (of all ages), on
July 13 Blountstown United
Methodist Church will host
Puppets for Christ, a teen min-
istry from Van Dykes United
Methodist Church.
This award winning ministry
began with Children's church
and has become a model for
many other puppet ministries
in the USA. PFC has also been
able to -help with creating pup-
pets for other churches to use
in their own ministries, and
have sent puppets to churches
in Uganda, Cuba and Haiti.
Their mission statement is
"to seek out believers and non-


believers both young and old -
to creatively and joyfully
express God's word through
creative arts and puppetry and
to boldly go where no puppet
has gone before!
Puppets for Christ have
brought home silver and gold
medals in regional competitions
as well as the People's Choice
Award in 2001, 2003, and
2008. Remember Sunday, July
13 at 6:00 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall. Admission is
free and the public in invited to
join us for an evening of wor-
ship and fun. We are located
across from Subway.


VBS Super Saturday


July 19, Macedonia


Vication Bible School
"Super Saturday" will be held
on July 19th from 9:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m. at Macedonia



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of his piece. To him
and to everyone else
Tim Adams the whole thing seems
s a confused and tangled
mass of varicolored
threads and knots.
But the weaver works according to
pattern; and when he turns the piece over
and looks at the other side, behold, the
promise of the pattern has been fulfilled.
So many of us fail to fulfill the patterns of
life.
Do young people carry the religion of a
godly household to the college campus?
Do we leave the high ideals of youth
behind when we become involved in the
exciting turmoil of the business world?
Even more tragic, are we failing to
establish the right patters for our lives our
children's lives?
OUR THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:
Establish a pattern, and follow it closely

ADAMS

FUNERAL HOME
674-5449
www.adamsfh.com
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First Baptist Church for kids 4
years to 14 years of age.
There will be games, good
food, and bible study and also a
special treat. Bring your swim-
suit, a towel and an extra
change of clothes if needed.
Bring a friend and come enjoy a
day of fun. Hope -to see you
there!!
For more information you
can call Rhonda at 674-8774,
Yolanda, 674-4011 or our pas-
tor, 674-3397. God Bless You!
The church is located on Hwy.
69 North, Blountstown.

Historic committee
will meet Thursday
at M & B Depot
The Blountstown Historic
Preservation Committee meets
the second Thursday of every
month at the M & B Depot at
5 p.m. The next meeting is
scheduled for Thursday, July
10. Anyone interested is wel-
come to attend.



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noting that only female officers
are permitted to guard women,
even though both male and
female officers can guard men.
"It costs around $20,000 per
year for Liberty County to
house our female inmates. It
would cost $220,000 to staff the
jail [around the clock with
female officers]."
A large hallway Tatium
refers to as "Main Street"
showcases the five new cell-
blocks that will each house
between eight and 10 inmates.
The cellblocks each have a 4' x
8' window so the officer in
charge can see everything in
the cells without having to enter
each time they inspect. Ceilings
are high so inmates can't tamp-
er with lights. A TV in the cor-
ner of each cell not for luxury,
but to keep the mood calm will
provide a mix of educational
and religious programming.
One of the most functional
aspects of the cellblocks on
"Main Street" is the plan they
hold for the future. When the
day comes and a new law
enforcement and emergency
operations complex can be built
on the cleared lot behind the
courthouse, those five cellblocks
will come in handy.
Tatum explains that when
the county sold the old
Blountstown Library to the
City of Blountstown for the
police station, the $300,000
sale price provided the funds he
needed to construct the jail
addition. However, Clerk of
Court Ruth Attaway had


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Liberty County Sheriff's Office,
Gadsden County EMS, and
Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office.


always hoped to use the old
library to store public records.
Once a new jail is built, the five
cellblocks in the jail addition
will be converted into storage
space. "We have five cells and
five constitutional officers that
need storage," says Tatum.
"They,are climate controlled so
things won't mildew."
Families visiting inmates will
likely be pleased with the new
visitation area. "Visitation is
now in the yard," says Tatum.
"It's extremely hot, there's no
seating, if it rains you can't
visit. We will now have a secure
indoor area." Inmates and their
families will be able to sit and
speak to each other through a
glass partition. "No officer will
have to be with them so it elim-
inates the need for that extra
person."
I Something you might notice
missing from the new jail is win-
dows. "Now we have people
throw stuff up to the windows or
lower drink cups," Tatum
notes. "If you have windows in
the jail, you can't keep contra-
band out bottom line. And I
don't have windows in this
one."


DAR Awards-
Home Educators, was selected
to receive the award. : The
Good Citizenship Medal was
given to Blue Springs Society
officers, B.T. Johnson, Danielle
Melvin, and Adrian Schell for
their service and leadership in
C.A.R. The Children of the
American Revolution is the old-
est patriotic organization for
young people in the nation.
Sharon Wilkerson serves as
Chairman of the National
Defense Awards Committee for
Chipola Chapter, NSDAR.


Another change is in the
plumbing. "In the old jail, the
plumbing is a nightmare," says
Tatum. "We have inmates who
shred their sheets and stop the
toilet with anything they can to
flood the place." The new
plumbing is out of their reach.
The 911 dispatchers will
have a much needed new
home, free of buckets collecting
leaking water as they are now
accustomed to in the old jail. A
secure office.for the jail admin-
istrator, with space to store
medicines and banking items, is
part of the new facility. In addi-
tion, attorneys and ministers
will now have a private area to
meet with inmates. There is
also a room for medical visits.
An added plus for the new
structure is the fact it is being
built to "green" standards
under the LEED (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental
Design) guidelines. Features


include tankless water heaters
and foam insulation.
The rear of the building has
a connector to the old jail where
inmates will also be housed and"
to a chapel Tatum constructedJ
back in'2001.
On an average day, Tatum .
says 30 inmates are outhoused.
But he believes the additional
space will not only reduce that
number, it will likely increase
the number of criminals- who
are sentenced to jail time. "The
judges really aren't using the
county jail as a sentencing
place. More people are getting
probation. But I think both
judges will use it since we have
the space."
Although the jail is com-
pletely functional, don't think it
won't have any personality.
Tatum says, "I'm putting a;
front porch on it to give it some
rural flavor and make it look
nice."


o-Church Directory
. .For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041


SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM www.dtapps.com/southside/
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon

Meaningful Bible Study...................... 9:45 AM
Exciting Worship.............................. 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
i i |Pastor David Throckmorton
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ


Blountstown United Methodist Church
WLocated on Hwy 20 directly across from
SSub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study... 9:00 AM
Sunday School... 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM


Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-5725
Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service...11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM
"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"


St. Mary Missionary

Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
850-674-8716
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM


Blountstown First

yAssembly of God Church


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


Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Blountstown, FL
850-674-4331


For Information on Placing Your Church in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041


'June Team Player of the -Month














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Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown recognizes Janet Quinn as
June Team Player of the Month. Janet has worked for Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown
as a Certified Nursing Assistant since October 2007. Janet uses her experience, .
expertise and dedication to provide excellent care to our residents. Janet Quinn goes above and beyond
when it comes to assisting the Residents and Staff.
Congratulations Janet Quinn!


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Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines


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Telephone: 674-8254


Altha native Dusty Neel named "Hottest Hero"



Set to compete in Red Bull
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Flugtag Tampa Bay July 19

Altha native Dusty Neel, the 24-year-old son of Andrea and Carlton Neel, is making
headlines these days. Neel, who serves as a Bay County Firefighter, was named
Panama City's "Hottest Hero' in a competition sponsored by Island 106 radio station
over the weekend. -
Dusty (pictured at right) is also among the team of five firefighters from Panama City
selected as one of 32 teams across the country to showcase their wacky contraptions
for Red Bull Flugtag on July 19th in Tampa Bay. Team 'The Little Fire Engine That Could"
will be launching off a 22-foot ramp into open water, and they are determined to win
their audience over with their charming personalities and love for firefighting. Teams
from the Sunshine State to New England will dare to defy gravity with their human-pow-
ered flying machines. "Our biggest challenge will be getting our flying machine from
Panama City Beach to Tampa,' says Matthew Lopez, captain of The Little Engine That
Could team. 'Lots of things can break during an eight-hour trip.down the Interstate.' Matt
worries too much.
The team has a real asset in Dusty, who, after serving three tours in Iraq as an air-
borne paratrooper in the U.S. Army Special Operations Division, knows a little something
about dropping in on foreign territory...like Tampa. They're building their aircraft at the .'
station house during off-duty hours honest, Chief! and are good-naturedly taking a T
lot of crap as they practice something resembling choreography to that old Ohio Players ...,,,. .
toe-tapper 'Fire.' Matthew comments, "We just want everyone at the event to see our
overall originality, our love for firefighting, and, of course, our charming personalities!' '



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Co1untyl Commisiona FI[Minutes11 [


CALHOUN COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
MINUTES
JUNE 17, 2008

PRESENT AND ACTING:
WILLIE T. GRANT,
CHAIRMAN
DAN WYRICK, VICE-
CHAIRMAN
ELIZABETH PICKRON,
ABSENT DUE TO ILLNESS
JERAL HALL, SR.
DANNY RAY WISE
EMMANUEL HIRES,
DEPUTY
MATT FUQUA, ATTOR-
NEY
RUTH W ATTAWAY,
CLERK
JANICE HOLLEY,
DEPUTY CLERK
The meeting was called to
order by Deputy Hires. Prayer
and pledge of allegiance to the
flag was led by Commissioner
Wyrick.

WEATHERIZATION BIDS
I. STANLEY
Webb Construction:
$2,960.00
County: $2,005.00

L. SIMPSON
Webb Construction:
$5,023.00
County: $4,364.00

After discussion, a motion
was made by Commissioner
Wyrick, seconded by
Commissioner Hall and carried
to award the above bids to
Webb Construction upon the
recommendation of the
Weatherization Director.

DON A O'BRYAN,
EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT/GRANTS


Mr. O'Bryan presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution the Contract Agreement
from the Division of Emergency
Management (DEM) FEMA
Project 1545-137-R Calhoun
County Senior Citizens Center,
Wind Retrofit Project for
$25,664.00. The Board of
County Commissioners will be
responsible for the local match
of $6,416.00. After discussion,
a motion was made by
Commissioner Wyrick, second-
ed by Commissioner Hall and
carried to approve and execute
said project.
Mr. O'Bryan updated the
Board on the Neal Landing
retaining wall. He presented to
the Board a proposal from
Southeastern Mechanical
Contracting, Inc. for
$10,000.00. After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Hall, seconded
by Commissioner Wyrick and
carried to approve and execute
said proposal.
Mr. O'Bryan presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution Contract, Change Order
# 7 for FEMA-FL-DR1545-
Package 9 to 814 Sand, Inc. for
an increase of $8,950.00. This
Change Order will close out Dr
1545 PW #4472 the Martin
Sewell Road Project. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Hall, seconded
by Commissioner Wyrick and
carried to approve and execute
Contract Change Order #7.
Mr. O'Bryan updated the
Board on the County Road 10
project. He stated that Gulf
Asphalt Company (GAC) will
complete the striping on the
project within two weeks.
Mr. O'Bryan recommended
to the Board to honor the late
Jim Pickron, Commissioner in
District. 5 by designating


County Road 10 as the Jim
Pickron Memorial Parkway.
After discussion, a motion was
made by Commissibner Wyrick,
seconded by Commissioner
Hall and carried to designate
County Road 10 the Jim
Pickron Memorial Parkway.

MAXIE WALDORFF, IDA
BOARD UPDATE
Mr. Waldorff stated that the
paperwork is complete on the
sewer and water project for the
Magnolia Fire Department.
He stated that the road paving
was on hold until the wetland
permit from the Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) was received.


JUDY LUDLOW, COUNTY
EXTENSION UPDATE
Ms. Ludlow updated the
Board on the excellent job Ms.
Greta Jenks performed during
the absence of the 4-H Agent.
Ms. Ludlow stated that the
University of Florida inter-
viewed for the 4-H position and
recommended to the Board to
hire Ms. Whitney E. Cherry.
After discussion, a motion was
made by Commissioner Hall,
seconded by Commissioner
Wyrick and carried to accept
the University of Florida's rec-
ommendation and hire Ms.
Whitney Cherry to fill the 4-H
Agent position.


noise and drinking on the
Chipola River. Commissioner
Wise stated that the he dis-
cussed with the Sheriff's
Department the possibility of
patrolling the river. He stated
that the Sheriff's Department
needs a boat to patrol the river.
After discussion, Commissioner
Wise stated that he would con-
tact Jackson County and get a
copy of their ordinance concern-


ing the banning of Commercial
Drink items on the Chipola
River and report back to the
Board.
There being no further busi-
ness, the Board did adjourn.

ATTEST:
RUTH W. ATTAWAY,
CLERK
WILLIE T. GRANT,
CHAIRMAN


ATTORNEY FUQUA
Attorney Fuqua discussed
with the Board changes in the
Legislature concerning the
Value Adjustment Board. He
stated that the County Attorney
could no longer sit on the VAB
Board. Matt stated he would
contact the Liberty County
Attorney and see if she could
represent Calhoun County and
he would represent Liberty
County on the VAB Board.

CLERK ATTAWAY
Clerk Attaway presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution Resolution 2008-03.
A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS OF CAL-
HOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
CERTIFYING THAT THE
BIG BEND REGIONAL
HEALTH INFORMATION
ORGANIZATION PROGRAM
IS CONSISTENT WITH
LOCAL PLANS AND REGU-
LATIONS AND COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Wyrick, second-
ed by Commissioner Hall and
carried to. approve and execute
Resolution 2008-03.
The June 3, 2008 minutes
were approved as presented.

COMMISSIONER HALL
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Legal Notice,
CALHOUN COUNTY CRICAL FACILITY
WIND RETROFIT PROJECTS
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS
The Calhoun County Board of- County
Commissioners will receive sealed bid proposals
from any qualified person, company or corpora-
tion interested in constructing:
CRITICAL FACILITY WIND RETROFIT
PROJECTS
Project Summary: The County of Calhoun is
seeking services to purchase and install wind
retrofit entry protection on three critical facilities.
These projects are identified as the Calhoun
County Critical Facility Wind Retrofit Projects
funded by the Florida Division of Emergency
Management as described in the. Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program.
Scope of Work: The selected contractors) will
provide sufficient personnel, equipment, and
materials to provide a wind retrofit entry protec-
tion solution on three Calhoun County Facilities..
Specifications for all three facilities can be
obtained at tire Calhoun County Emergency
Management Office, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Room G-40, Blountstown, Florida, 32424, (locat-
ed in the basement of the Courthouse) or can be
downlloaded from the Calhoun EM website at
www.calhounflorida.org.
Completion date for these projects will be 90
days from the date of the Notice to Proceed pre-
sented to the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at
$200.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed proposal and what the proposal is for.
Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. (CT),
on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Calhoun County
Clerk's Office, Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 Central Avenue East, Room 130,
Blountstown, Florida 32424, and will be opened
and read aloud on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at
5:00 p.m. (CT).
The Board of County Commissioners re-serves
the right to waive informalities in any proposal, to
accept and/or reject any or all proposals in whole
or in part with just cause and to accept the pro-
posal that in their judgment will be in the best
interest of Calhoun County. Any proposal
received after the 2:00 P.M. (CT), Tuesday, July
15, 2008 deadline will be deemed ineligible and
returned unopened. Calhoun County is an equal
opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.
The contact person for this project is Don A.
"Sonny" O'Bryan, Calhoun County Emergency
Management Director. QUESTIONS ABOUT
THIS RFP CAN BE EMAILED TO
CALEM@GTCOM.NET. Answers will be posted
to the website.
DONE AND ORDERED THIS DAY, June 23,
2008 BY THE Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners.

Legal Notice
LEGAL NOTICE
Having notified both Michael Burke and Irma
Melton at their last known address of their right to
reclaim one abandoned 1983 Mobile Home,
Serial No. GDWGA318321565, located at 15726,
Lot 4, Altha, Florida 32421 and receiving no reply
within time designated.
The following shall take place.
AUCTION
Date, Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.
1 1983 Mobile Home, Serial No.
GDWGA318321565, shall be sold to the highest
bidder with bids beginning at $500.00, at location
of 15726, Lot 4, N.W. Smith Street, Altha, Florida.
It shall be the responsibility of buyer to move
mobile home within 10 days of auction.
Signed: Curtis Gates
Ouida C. Gates
July 9, 16, 2008

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 08-0031 PR
IN RE: OREN C. CLEMENTS
Deceased.
NOTICE OF CREDITORS


The administration of the Estate of OREN C.
CLEMENTS, deceased, whose date of death
was May 10, 2007, and whose social security
number is 262-16-8085, File Number 08-0031 PR
is pending In the Circuit Court for Calhoun
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859
Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida
32424, The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is July 9, 2008.
Personal Representative:
CELESTA JEANE SHULER, aka,
JEAN CLEMENTS SHULAR
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. SHAD REDMON
20859 CENTRAL AVENUE EAST
ROOM 207
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
(850) 209-0765
FLORIDA BAR NO. 0108073
PRO BONO

Legal Notice
NOTICE OF APPUCATION
FOR WATER USE
PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter
373, Florida Statutes, the following applications
for water use permits have been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management District:
Application number I 06967 filed 06/25/2008
Blackwater Creek Kol Farms, Inc., 30540 SR 44,
Eustis, FL 32736
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 476,640
gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System
for Aquaculture use by an existing facility.
General withdrawal location in Calhoun County:
T02N, R08W, Sec. 22A
Interested persons may object to or comment
upon the applications or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff reports containing pro-
posed agency action regarding the applications
by writing to the Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water Management
District, attention Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana, -Florida 32333-
9700, but such comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m., on July 23, 2008.
No further public notice will be provided regard-
ing these applications. Publication of this notice
constitutes constructive notice of this permit
application to all substantially affected persons.
A copy of the staff reports must be requested in
order to remain advised of further proceedings
and any public hearing date. Substantially affect-
ed persons are entitled to request an administra-
tive hearing regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written request according
to the provisions of 28-601.201, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of Proposed
Agency Action will be mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.



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Cave flashlight tours, evening dinner and cruise among...


Recreation and Po


Governor Charlie Crist, 'the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Division of Recreation &
Parks and the Florida
Recreation and Park
Association have designated
July ps Recreation and Parks
Month, encouraging family,
friends and close-to-home fun.
To celebrate this designation,
all 161 state parks will waive
park admissiorl fees on Sunday,
July 13.
Family-friendly Recreation
and Parks Month activities in
northwest Florida include:
Cave Flashlight Tours
Florida Caverns State


Park, Friday and
Saturday nights in July
Each Friday and Saturday
night, the park will host guided
flashlight tours through the cave
in the evenings. For more infor-
mation, call (850) 482-9598.

Lake Hall Paddling
Cleanup, Alfred B. Maclay
Gardens State Park,
Saturday, July 11 at 9:00
a.m.
Paddlers of all levels are
invited to help cleanup Lake
Hall. Participants should bring
their own kayak, canoe and
gear (life, jackets and whistles


are required). Trash bags,
snacks and drinking water will
be provided. Meet at the boat
dock in the recreation area. For
more information, call (850)
487-4115.
Evening Dinner and
Cruise, Edward Ball
Wakulla Springs State
Park, Saturday, July 12
at 6:00 p.m. dinner, 7:30
p.m. boat tour
Guests can enjoy dinner in
the historic Wakulla Springs
Lodge followed by an evening
trip down the Wakulla River.
Tickets are $29.00 for adults
and $18.00 for children 12 and


irks month

under. For information d to Torreya State Park
make reservations, call (850) brates Recreation and F
926-0700. Month by offering
Community Appreciation
Florida Reptiles Entry fees for the day wi
Program, Florida Caverns waived, excluding tours of
State Park, Sunday, July Gregory House 'and oven
13 at 1:00 p.m. camping. All ages welcome
Ranger Billy Bailey will host participate.
an interpretive display of
Florida reptiles. All ages wel- Chipola River To
come to participate. Park Florida Caverns S
entrance fee waived. For more Park, Fridays, July
information, call (850) 482- and 25
9598. Park rangers will lead a
of the Chipola River. Kids
Community Apprecia- adults are welcomed. For
tion Day, Torreya State 'information, call (850)
Park, Sunday, July 13 9598.


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Family Bike, Day,
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens
State Park, Saturday,
July 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Participants will learn about
bike safety and how to thor-
oughly inspect bicycles for safe
and efficient operation, perform
routine minor repairs and main-
tenance, appropriate gear and
proper fitting and wearing of
helmets for maximum protec-
tion. Participants will meet at
the Maclay Gardens Visitor
Center parking lot. Helmets are
required. This event is free with
paid park entry ($4.00 per
vehicle). For more information,
call (850) 487-4115.


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RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.
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$400/deposit. No pets. Call
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Chicagoland Speedway LOOK AHEAD:
Track length: 1.5 miles What: LifeLock.co 400
Banking in turns: 18 degrees WhatLifeLock co 400
Banking in straights: 5-11 degrees When: 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday
Seating capacity: 75,000 Where: Chicagoland Speedway
Year completed: 2000 TV TNT


Drivers say

they recognize

impact of tight

economic times
By RICK MINTER
Cox News Service
NASCAR drivers don't have to
whip out cash or a credit card
when they make a pit stop. But
that doesn't mean they're not
aware of the high cost of gaso-
line and the slumping economy
and the resulting impact on their
sport.
Last week, the NASCAR world
got a jolt with the news that the
No. 40 team at Ganassi Racing,
which had been running without
a primary sponsor, suddenly shut
down, putting Dario Franchitti
out of a ride and about 70 me-
chanics out of a job.
And although TV ratings have
increased this year, attendance is
down at most tracks. That's bad
enough for those who earn their
sports, but the
bigger fear for
many is the econ-
omy and the ef-
fect it's having on
the companies
that sponsor the
sport.
JOHNSON "Ihopethe
economy hits bottom and turns
around and comes back and
we're able to get the attendance
and souvenir sales and all the
things that make our sport
thrive," defending Sprint Cup
champion Jimmie Johnson told
reporters at Daytona. "When I
think about that, I also think
about the sponsors who are in-
volved, and the economy needs to
turn around to help them out."
Johnson's primary sponsor,
Lowe's, is particularly vulnera-
ble, especially with the downturn.
in the housing industry -
"Lowe's is an amazing compa-
ny, but the economy needs to turn
around to help them out," he
said. "When you're in a bad econ-
omy, it's just tough on all the
sponsors. And our sport is driven
by sponsors. So we're fighting
some elements that are out of our
control."
Kevin Harvick, who is a driver
and team owner, said that high
gasoline prices aren't affecting
NASCAR any "
iidre than any
other industry.
"Everybody is
kind of in a
panic as far gas
prices and every-
thing in gener-
al," he said.
"Groceries are HARVICK
more expensive.
Gas is more expensive. It's more
expensive to do everything.
"When you watch a baseball
game, the baseball stadiums are
not full, or you look at some of
the races, [the grandstands]
aren't full."
But he remains optimistic
about the long run.
"We've kind of been through
. this before back in 2002 with the
economy" Harvick said. "You've
just got to wait for it to turn and
ride through the rough times
here. It's nothing that we haven't
been through before. It's just
something that we've got to get
creative and make it affordable
for people to keep coming to the
races."


NASCAR MIDSEASON REPORT






CORNEL


by RICK MINTER / Cox News Service


ITUR


ED


Halfway home, circuit shows changes


The Sprint Cup series heads to
Chicagoland Speedway this week to
start the second half of the season.
Here's a look at some of top stories
from the opening half of the 2008
campaign:

The Kyle Busch show
Kyle Busch continues to lead the 2008 season in
just about every category.
He's on top of the Cup points standings by 182
points over second-place Dale Earnhardt Jr. His vic-
tory in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International
Speedway on Saturday gave huim six, twice as many
as his nearest challenger. Carl Edwards.
He leads the circuit in bonus points for leading
laps with 85 and in top-five finishes with 11. He also
has led 900 laps. significantly more than second-
place Earnhardt, who has led 621. Busch also leads
the Nationwide Series with four victories and is sec-
ond in Craftsman Truck Series with two.
Interestingly. Mart Kenseth said Busch is the
same driver he was when he drove for Hendrick
Motorsports where he was let go last year to make
rootl for Earnhardt Jr. Kenseth said Busch's move
to Joe Gibbs Racing and crew chief Steve
Addington is the difference.
"I think a lot of times you'll get together with
somebody and have good chemistry and can figure
this stuff out better than maybe you can with some-
body else," Kenseth said "And. obviously, he's been
able to hit it off with his team really good over
there, and obviously they've got good stuff. He's just
been pretty much on fu-e, so he's been having an ex-
ceptional year, that's for sre."'

Race woes for past champs
It has not been the best of years for past cham-
pions. The champions from the past 10 years have
just two victories this season Jinmunie Johnson
at Phoenix and Kurt Busch, who played pit strate-
gy to perfection two weeks ago at New
Hampshire. Still winless this year are Jeff
Gordon, Tony Stewvart and Matt Kenseth. Dale
Jarrett, the 1999 champ, retired after Bristol.


Jeff Gordon (24) and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(88) have only one win combined.


NUMERICALLY SPEAKING


4,307

Laps run in the top 15 by
Jimmie Johnson, more than
any other Sprint Cup driver.


1,615

Green-flag passes by Jeff
Burton, tops among Cup
drivers.


Photos by NASCAR
Kyle Busch (18) battles Jeff Gordon (24) Saturday night on his way to
-victory at Daytona. Busch's win in the Coke Zero 400 was his sixth
victory in 2008, the most of any driver in the Sprint Cup Series.


Drivers make their moves
The driver lineup for next season is falling into place. Carl
Edwards, Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer recently re-signed with
their respective teams. Aric Almirola has been named to drive
the No. 8 at Dale Earnhardt Inc. full time next year. Mark Martin
has been signed to take over the No. 5 at Hendrick Motorsports,
replacing Casey Mears who is seeking a ride for next year
The key player is Tony Stewart (right), who is considering
moving from Joe Gibbs Racing to the Haas-CNC Chev-rolet team
as a co-owner. Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman, now with
Penske Racing, and Martin Truex Jr., at DEI, also are looking at
their options.


Open-wheel flop -
The heralded open-wheel invasion seems stuck on a sandbar. Patrick Carpentier's
pole at New Hampshire. a race in which he finished 31st, is one of the few bright
spots this year. Jacques Villeneuve failed to qualify, at Daytona in February and
dropped off the circuit. Dario'Franchitti. whose rookie season in NASCAR has been
hampered by an injury' suffered in a Nationwide Series race at Talladega. learned
last week that his Cup team was ceasing operations. Sam Hornish Jr., with just two
finishes inside the top 15. has dropped to 35th in car owner points. Sophomore
NASCAR drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and A.J. Allmendinger have had lackluster
seasons and are 21st and 40th respectively in the standings


1,001

The number of times Dale Earnhardt
Jr. has been passed under the green
flag, more than any other driver.


62
Laps led this season by Jeff
Burton. the least of any driver- in
the top 12 in the points standings,.


CATCHING UP WITH...


Jamie McMurray


Jamie McMurray driver of
the No. 26 Ford for Roush
Fenway Racing, was the'
guest on a recent NASCAR
teleconference. Here are ex-
cerpts, compiled by Rick
Minter of Cox News Service.
On changes he'd suggest
to eliminate crashes, such
as the one that occurred
when he rammed into Dale
Earnhardt Jr., who was
making a pit stop late in
the race at New
Hampshire: "Certainly all
the spotters need to be on the
same stand. At Loudon
[N.H.], some of the spotters
are above the tower, then
some spotters are at a lower
level, maybe a hundred yards
away When a driver is going
to pit, that spotter will wave
his hand. If you see that
you're around that car, either
way, your spotter will say,
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whoever it is. If you're
around him, you know. My
spotter wasn't on the same
stand as Dale Jr.'s was."
On his recent results,
which seem disappointing
on the surface: 'At
Michigan, if the caution flag
doesn't come out, I'm racing
[Earnhardt Jr.] for the win
there. Sonoma [Calif.], run-
ning second. If the caution
doesn't come out, Harvick
doesn't overdrive the corner
and run into the back of us,
I'm going to run well there.
Cars have been really good.
The whole team has really
done their job. Almost all the
things that are in our control
we've done correctly We
don't really need good luck;
we just don't really need the
bad luck right now. I'm not
down at all. If anything, prob-
ably more upbeat more than
anything because we've been


BLOUNTSTOWN

COLLISION

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WILL MILLER
HWY. 20 WEST,
BLOUNTSTOWN
850-674-4013


to a lot of different-type race
tracks, whether it's a two-
mile Michigan, Sonoma,
Loudon, and we've had cars
that were really fast. Really,
things are good right now. We
just haven't been able to get
the finish out of it."
On whether he plans to
race any time soon on the
short tracks of his native
Missouri: "Usually your off
weekend you either go testing
or someone has something al-
ready planned for you. My
family all lives in North
Carolina now. They all live
within 10 minutes of me. I
don't have necessarily some-
one to go back to and see and
to visit there. I don't get back
to Missouri very often. It's
certainly somewhere that I'll
always call home, but I don't
really have a reason to go
back there right now because
my family all lives in North
Carolina."
On his team's progress
since the start of the sea-
son: '"The start of the season
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Jamie McMurray jumped a spot to 23rd in the Cup
standings following a 32nd-place finish at Daytona.


wreck, we weren't running
very well. But really for the
last six weeks, our cars have
been dramatically faster. I've.
been able to tell [the crew]
what I think the car needs,
and they've been able to
make the right adjustments
to it. That's what racing's all
about, is to be able to commu-
nicate. You say what the car's
doing and have them able to
give you the right adjust-
ments. The team has just
done a really good job of that
recently."


On the possibility that
NASCAR may go to an un-
limited testing policy: "If
they do that, it will make
every team have to test every
' week before the race. You'll
go there the 10 days before,
whatever they allow, and test
for a couple days before the
race. You couldn't afford to
give that up."


On whether he's con-
cerned about his job at
Roush Fenway Racing:
"No."


SPRINT CUP
STANDINGS
1. Kyle Busch
2,686; leader
2. Dale Eamhardt Jr.
2,504, behind -182
3. Jeff Burton
- 2,484, behind. -202
4. Carl Edwards '
2,437; behind. -249
5. Jimmie Johnson
2,319, behind: -367





6. Jeff Gordon (above)
2.249. behind. -437
7. Denny Hamlin
2.240, behind: -446
8. Kasey Kahne
2,177. behind -509
9. Matt Kenseth
2,166; behind -520
10. Clint Bowyer
2,159, behind, -527
11. Greg Biftle
2,153, behind. -533
12. Tony Stewart
2,145, behind. -541










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