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officer's


case is


settled

BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A. former Blountstown
police officer accused of
engaging
in an
inappro-




ni le,
with an
incident CHARLES BENDER

another teen, has been sen-
tenced.
According to State
Attorney Steve Meadows'
office, Charles "Chuck"
Bender, 52, has .entered a
plea in absentia of no con-
test to two counts of battery.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2008 N 101st Year, No. 48 0 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 M 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


EDUCATION


School district recommended for




$24 million to build new school


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Plans to build a new
Blountstown High School are
falling into place as the
Calhoun County School Board
has received a nod of approval
from the Florida Department
of Education (DOE).
The school district received
a letter from DOE last week
indicating the special facilities
construction committee has
approved the proposal for the,
new BHS.
, "A total of $24,549,462 was
recommended for the project to
split over a two-year period,"
Linda Champion of DOE stat-
ed in the letter. "This amount
is to construct 814 new student
stations with a student capacity


of 651."
Champion went on to say
the project will be included in
the Commissioner's Capital
Outlay Budget for 2009-10.
"It will go in front of the leg-
islature in the spring of 2009 to
be voted on," explains School
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves. "We feel confident that
DOE's recommendation will
be approved by the legisla-
ture."
The proposal for the new
BHS came about following two
years of controversy over plans
to build a countywide high
school and consolidate
Blountstown and Altha. Back
in May, Superintendent Neves
recommended the consolida-
tion plan be nixed and a new
proposal be considered. The


School Board unanimously.
voted to approve a new plan to
build a new BHS on the pres-
ent campus and move
Blountstown Middle School to
the current BHS building. All
administrative district offices
will be moved to the present
BMS facilities.
Phase II involves develop-
ing short and long range plans
for Altha Public School. First
on the agenda is using the


$2,035,000 the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection has paid to replace
elementary classrooms affected
by discharge from old petrole-
um tanks that were discovered
back in 1987. A plan will also
be developed to move students
out of the old main building
and into new classrooms.
Phase III consists of creat-
ing a plan for Carr School and
Phase IV will focus on


CHAMPION



Jerry Guilford wins five gold medals


at the Senior Olympics in Wyoming


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Blountstown's own Jerry
Guilford has proven that at
57-years-old, he is still a
champion athlete. Over the
weekend, he competed at
the Senior Olympics in
Sheridan, Wyoming, where
he won five gold medals.
"There was some fierce
competition," Guilford told
The County Record while
driving back from his trip.
The games began Friday
with Guillbrd competing in
the 100 meter run, the
javelin throw, the softball
throw,. and the long jump.
"I hadn't heard a gun go
off in the 100- meter since
1969." he said with a laugh.
"But when the gun went off,
I never saw the first one. I
could hear them, but I


couldn't see them."
Guilford took top honors
in that event, along with the
other three games he com-
peted in on Friday.
"I think I might have
broke a record in the soft-
ball throw," he remarked,
adding that he threw over
70 yards into the javelin
throw arena. "They had to
shut the javelin throw down
until I finished."
Guilford sustained an
injury in the final competi-
tion for the day. "The sec-
ond to my last jump, I
missed the line by 16.inch-
es. Three of the judges told
me to jump again. I was
already in first place, but
they said I could break the
record." He did the jump
and went a little further, but
ended up pulling his left
hamstring. "That wound up


my 50 meter run on
Saturday morning," he said.
Guilford wrapped his leg
in an ace bandage and did
his final event, the football
throw, on Saturday, winning
yet another gold medal.
At. the awards banquet.
that night, he shared the
story of what brought him
there. He described to a
crowd of over 1000 how his
late son, Michael Guilford,
who was killed last year in a
motorcycle accident, had
encouraged him to enter the
competition.
"Michael said I needed
to do it last year, but I went
to Gainesville to be with
him," said Guilford.
"Michael inspired me."
Guilford said he definite-
ly plans to return next year.
"I've got something to word
toward. And I'm not going


JERRY GUILFORD


to start training two months
,before the Olympics, I'm
going to start training
tomorrow."
Check out next week's
edition for photos from the
Olympics and more details
on Guilford's experience in
Wyoming.


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FUN IN THE SUN


Summer draws to an end;

schools will open Aug. 18
Although the temperatures won't be cooling off for
awhile, summer break is drawing to an end. Students will
return to school in Calhoun County in less than three
weeks. The County Record will feature a back-to-school
section in the Aug. 13 edition.
At left, these rising seniors at BHS (from left), Hailey
Moravek, Cherie Hires, Chelsea Snowden, and Kelley
Wood, recently kicked up their heels at Mexico Beach.


CRIME


Couple arrested for


stealing tax refund


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Bristol couple is behind
bars for allegedly scamming a
so-called friend out of over
$4000.
Antwan and Sheila Miller
were arrested Thursday on
grand theft charges.
According to the Liberty
County Sheriff's Office, the
couple convinced a friend that


they could help her get her
IRS tax refund. The Millers
allegedly, arranged to have the
refund direct deposited to
their checking account and,
when it arrived, brought her
$1300 in cash. When the
woman noticed the couple
making some large purchases
and taking a trip in the days
that followed, she became sus-
picious and .called the IRS.
She learned her refund was
actually $5730.


Liberty County man jailed for

nabbing white English bulldog


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor


A local man has been
charged with grand theft for
allegedly stealing a valuable
dog from a Liberty County
residence.
Chester Daniel Johnson
was arrested July 27 in the
case. The owner of a white


English bulldog puppy con-
tacted .authorities after he
returned home and discovered
the dog was gone. Witnesses
led authorities to Johnson who
was spotted taking the puppy.
Johnson reportedly con-
fessed and said when he
learned he was being sought,
he gave the puppy away to a
stranger in Leon County.


Blountstown Elementary.
Once the BHS plan is
passed by the legislature,
Neves says, "Our next project
will be to apply for special facil-
ities funding to build a new pre-
k through 12 school at Altha."
School Finance Officer
Suzanne Mason reports archi-
tectural fees paid by the school
district will be reimbursed once
the special facilities grant fund-
ing is received.

TAXES

School Bd.


proposes


lowering

village rate

BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
The Calhoun County School
Board is pushing to lower taxes
after additional funds have
been made available through a
one-half cent sales tax.
Back in January, voters
*approved the half cent sales tax
referendum that will begin
being collected in 2009. The
tax will provide for school capi-
tal outlay needs.
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves and the Board are now
proposing to lower the village
rate for the 2008-09 fiscal year
by .5900 mills -.putting it at
1.41. Neves says the goal is to
reduce it again in 2009-10 after
a full year of the sales tax has
been collected.
According to Finance Officer
Suzanne Mason, the state has
increased their required millage
by .3320 which, along with a
slight decrease in the discre-
tionary operating millage of
.0120, will result in a total mill-
age rate of 7.237, compared to
last year's rate of 7.507.
"The School Board and I are
happy we are able to provide
some relief to our property tax-
payers," says Neves.


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7.


Congressman Allen Boyd, pictured here at a recent Apalachicola
River forum, is fighting to lower gas prices. PHOTO BY KATHY JOHNSON


Quincy woman killed in

Liberty County accident


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor

A Quincy woman lost her life
in Liberty County over the
weekend following a single
vehicle accident.
Rhonda L. Stanford, 57, was
pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Stanford was
behind the wheel of a 1996
Dodge Van traveling east on
State Road 20 in Bristol just
after 3 a.m. Sunday. When she
was about a quarter mile east of
the Calhoun County line, the
van left the roadway on the
north shoulder and entered a


ditch, weaving from side to side.
The accident report indicates
the van sustained no damage in
the crash.
Cpl. Patricia Shaw investi-
gated the accident with assis-
tance from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office and Liberty
County EMS.


Congressman Boyd votes to



immediately lower gas prices


WASHINGTON, D.C.-
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) voted Thursday
in favor of the Consumer
Energy Supply Act of 2008
(HR 6578), legislation that
would temporarily release 10
percent of the oil from the gov-
ernment's own stockpile,
known as the Strategic
Petroleum Reserve (SPR), and
replace it later with heavier,
cheaper crude oil. In the past,
releasing oil from the SPR has
immediately lowered gas prices.
The SPR has been tapped or
suspended before by President
George Bush, President Bill
Clinton, and President George
H. Bush, and each time oil has
been released the impact on
prices has been dramatic and
immediate. In 1991, oil prices
immediately dropped by 33
percent; the 2000 exchange
drove oil prices down by 19 per-
cent; and the release by
President Bush in 2005 result-
ed in a 9 percent drop. The
Strategic Petroleum Reserve is
currently more than 97 percent
full the highest level ever.
"Releasing a small portion of
the Strategic Petroleum
Reserve. is something that can
be done right now to immedi-
ately lower gas prices," said
Congressman Boyd. "Each
time we have released oil from


Legislation would release oilfrom

the government's reserve supply


the SPR, gas prices have
dropped and in 10 days, not 10
years. This legislation is a
responsible, short-term solution
to boost market supply and help
reduce prices at the pump."
The Consumer Energy
Supply Act would require the
Secretary of Energy to sell or
exchange at least 70 million
barrels (or 10% of current
capacity) of light crude from the
SPR for heavier, less expensive
crude, as recommended by the
nonpartisan Government
Accountability Oflfice. Under
the bill, the sale or exchange
must be completed within six
months. The legislation also
stipulates that at least 20 mil-
lion barrels of this oil be sold or
exchanged within the first 60
days to ensure that the
Department of Energy releases
some light crude as soon as pos-
sible.
"As we work to combat high
gas prices in the near-term, we
also must develop a compre-
hensive, long-term energy
,plan," Boyd stated. "To really
and truly end our dependence
on foreign oil, we must look at


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CALHOUN COUNTY
Jluly 21: Ronrtfe -Eugene Taylor, domestic" battery; Carlton
Dea'ne Robinson, failure to appear
July 22: Christopher Lamar Russell, forgery, uttering forged ,
instrument, theft; Elisa Carol Couch, domestic battery; Vicki
Lynn King, battery, trespassing; VOP
July 23: Daphne Jewel McDonald, manufacture of.marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia; Justin Edwin Johnson,
VOP; Kendrick Mondey Davis, battery; Tosha Marie Norris,
battery; Richard H. Norris, Jr., sex offender registration viola-
tion
July 24: Gregory Pierce, failure to appear
July 25: Gerald Conrad Miller, County VOP; Bettina Latisha
Yarrell, VOCC; Charles Eugene Goodwin, failure to register/sex
offender; Keith Bradley.Jones, resisting arrest without violence
July 27: Timothy Thomas Watford, no valid drivers license
(habitual)

LIBERTY COUNTY
July 21: Michael D. Ammons, DUI
July 22: Kennie Dee Alford, state VOP; Elisa Williams Couch,
hold for CCSO; Vicki Lynn King, hold for CCSO
July 23: Tosha Marie Norris, hold for CCSO; Daphne
McDonald, hold for CCSO
July 24: Antwan Miller, grand theft; Sheila Miller, grand theft
July 25: Lucy Mathews, hold for CCSO; Bettina Yarrell, VOCC
July 26: Darryl Thompson, aggravated battery 'with a deadly
weapon, resisting arrest without violence
July 27: Chester Daniel Johnson, grand theft; Karen Sanders,
possession of crack cocaine

The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or
Liberty County Jall over the past week. Although they have
been charged with a crime, they are considered Innocent
until proven guilty.




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forgery, theft charges


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor

A Calhoun County man was
arrested last week after alleged-
ly stealing several checks from
an Altha woman and cashing
some at area businesses.
Christopher Lamar Russell,


Life Mgmt.

awarded


$60k grant

to assist


veterans

Life Management Center
has been awarded a $60,000
grant from The Able Trust.
Grant funds will be used to
implement a new program
designed to promote employ-
ment opportunities for veterans
in Calhoun County. The proj-
ect is aimed' at assessing and
addressing the employment
needs of veterans who are
determined to have a mental
health diagnosis.
The Able Trust, also known
as the Florida Governor's
Alliance for the Employment
Citizens with Disabilities, is a
501(c)(3) public-private part-
nership foundation established
by the Florida Legislature in
1990. Its mission is to be the
leader in providing Floridians
with disabilities fair employ-
ment opportunities through
fundraising, grant programs,
public awareness and educa-
tion. Since its establishment
The Able Trust has awarded
over $22 million to individuals
with disabilities and nonprofit
agencies throughout Florida for
employment-related purposes.
It's programs enable over
2,000 Florida citizens with dis-
abilities to enter the workforce
each year.
Life Management Center is
proud to be the recipient of The
Able Truck award. Being a
veteran with a mental health
diagnosis and a desire to work
are the only requirements for
the program. For further infor-
mation please contact Tammy
McGlamory at (850) 482-7441
extension 4306 or Debbie
Sutton (850) 547-5114 exten-
sion 4004.


Got



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24, has been charged with for-
gery, uttering a forged instru-
ment, and theft.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office, the
woman noticed three checks
totalling over $185 had been
written against her account
without her permission and
Barton had endorsed one of
them. She realized that a book
of 25 checks was missing, but
only the three checks had been
cashed.
Lt. Michael Bryant investi-
gated and Russell reportedly
admitted to taking the checks.
He was arrested July 22 and
released from the Calhoun
County Jail three days later.


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all the pieces of the energy puz- Hal conIerence
zle, which would include
increasing domestic energy pro- call on gas prices
duction and addressing climate
change, fuel diversity, renew- Congressman Allen Boyd
able energy sources, and tech- (D-Nortt Florida) will be hold-
nology development." ing a live telephone town hall
Unfortunately, the meeting tonight, Wednesday,
Consumer Energy Supply Act July 30, at 7:30 p.m.
failed to receive the necessary EDT/6-30 p m. CDT. The live
support to pass in the House of conference coill will focus on
Representatives, even though it high gos prices and energy
was supported by wide-ranging independence The tele-town
groups, such as .the American hail will give the people of
Truckers Association, the Norh Florida the opportunity to
National Farmers Union, and voice their opinions or con-
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Betty Hudson named Red



Cross Volunteer of the Year


American Red Cross banquet.


Magnolia VFD grand


opening is
Mark your calendars! On
Saturday, August 16, a grand
opening ceremony and open
house is set for the Magnolia
.Volunteer Fire Department to
begin at 10:00 a.m. The new
station is located in the Calhoun
County Airport & Industrial
Park and sits on Highway 71
between Blountstown and
Altha. Everyone is invited to
bring the family and join us in
the dedication of this new facili-
ty.
In place of the usual ribbon
cutting, there will be a "hose
uncoupling" to open the station.
Afterwards, the community is
welcome to tour the facility and
the new fire truck received from
the 2007 Assistance to
Firefighters Grant will be on
display. Light refreshments will
be provided. Booths will be
setup for interested volunteers
to sign up, for anyone interested
in donating, and.for, blood,pres-
sure screenings.
! The 5,436 square-foot build-
ing will house five apparatus
bays, a meeting area, two bunk
rooms, and a day room. This
fire station was designed with
the future in mind. The cost of
this facility totaled $225,000.
Funding was acquired through a
$150,000 USDA grant, a
$40,000 loan to the department
from USDA, and $35,000 over
a two year span from county
funding. The steel building was
erected by Stateline Steel and
the project was designed by
Paul Donofro & Associates.
Almost all of the remaining


August 16
building labor was done by fire
department volunteers.
We would like to thank
everyone who has supported us
and special thanks .go to the
businesses and individuals:
USDA; Calhoun County
Emergency Manager,
Sonny O'Bryan; Calhoun
County Building Inspector,
Dowling Parrish; Mik6 Halley,
Emerald Turf; Tri-State
Testing; Steve Bailey,
Blountstown Truss; Jeremy
Whitworth, Whit's Auto
Repair; Frank Snowden,
Snowden Land Surveying;
Tim Parrish; Harry Rogers;
Josh Crawford; Calhoun
County Board of County
Commissioners; David Tatum
and the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department; Joey
Brady & the guys with Florida
Division of Forestry; Waldorff'S
ACE Hardware; Lowe's;
Shelby Hires, Hires Cabinets;
Ricky Stafford, Big Bend
Insulation.; -Troy Sanders;,
Denny Chevilot; Ben Collier;
Calhoun County Clerk of
Court, Ruth Attaway; Bill
Adkins and the Calhoun
County Road Department;
Dick & Edward Pittman,
Redwood Bay Lumber; Wyatt
Shiver, Stateline Steel; North
Florida Lumber; Donofro &
Associates; Keith Clark, K.C. &
Son; Lewis Earl Parrish;
George McCollum; and David
Jemison.
We look forward to seeing
everyone on our special occa-
sion!


The Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American Red
Cross held Annual Meeting.and
Volunteer Recognition Banquet
last Wednesday. All Red Cross
volunteers were invited, and
recognized for their time and
effort in helping our community.
Those who go above and
beyond their call were recog-
nized with some of the
Chapter's most esteemed
awards. One Calhoun County
woman was honored. Betty
Hudson was named Calhoun
County Volunteer of the year.
For years, Hudson has
donated her time and efforts
into spreading the word of the
Red Cross and its mission. She
has been an active member of
our Disaster Action Team
(DAT,. Being a DAT member
means being ready to respond
to loal disasters in a moment's
notice. Hudson has responded
to numerous disasters in
Calhoun County, many in the
middle of the night. Her self-
lessness and desire to help oth-
ers is shown in her actions, and
the Red Cross is proud to have
her as a volunteer.
On behalf of the local Red
Cross, we would like to thank
all those who spend countless
hours helping us deliver our
mission. For any questions,
please contact the local Red
Cross office at 763-6587.


SUBSCRIBE

TODAY!

Call 674-5041


Local queens attend Wallace Day


Local queens preparing for
the Miss National Peanut
Festival Pageant set for this fall
in Dothan recently attended
Wallace Day at Wallace
Community College to officially
kick off a series of pre-pageant
activities. Throughout the day,
the contestants participated in
the written communication
competition, an overview of the
pageant handbook including
dates and times for all prac-
tices and activities, as well as
rules and attire that is to be
worn at all occasions. Pictured
(from left) are Miss Calhoun
County, Jennifer DeVuyst, Miss
National Peanut, Festival 2007,
Madison Wester, Shane
Owens, who provided enter-
tainment during the event, and
Miss Altha, Kayla Yon.


August 6 and 7
Regular Registration August 18, 19 and 20
Students must be admitted to a B.S. program in order to register.
Chipola's bachelor degrees include:
Math and .Science Education, Elementary Education,
Exceptional Student Education, Nursing or Business
Call 718-2492 or visit www.chipola.edu
Qualified students in Mathematics Education, Science Education,
and Exceptional Student Education may be eligible for free
tuition. In-State tuition for Alabama and Georgia Residents.


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Ceremony Dec. 20 at Blountstown UMC




Kimbrel, Hayes to wed


Glenn and Cathy Kimbrel
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Katherine Leigh, to Millard
Br6oks Hayes II, son of Burke
and Eva Hayes, all of
Blountstown.
Katie is the granddaughter
of Miles and Peck Eldridge and
the late Midge Eldridge and
Essie Kimbrel and the late Tom


Kimbrel, all of Blountstown.
Brooks is the grandson of the
late Brooks and Nan Hayes and
the late Lynn and Mary
Carpenter, all of Blountstown.

Katie is a graduate of
Florida High School in
Tallahassee and is currently
enrolled at Florida. State
University College of Nursing.


Brooks is a graduate of Brown Construction Co. in
Blountstown High School. He Tallahassee.
received a Bachelor's degree in The couple will exchange
Building Construction from the vows December 20, 2008, at
University of Florida. He is the Blountstown United
currently employed with Peter Methodist Church.


Faircloth will be


honored Thursday


The City of Blountstown
Police Department invites you
to join them in honoring dis-
patcher Myrtice Faircloth as
she prepares to retire.


A retirement reception is
planned Thursday, July 31,
from noon to 2 p.m. at the
police department on North
Pear Street.


Millard Brooks Hayes II and Katherine Leigh Kimbrel


Fields, Goodman to


speak vows Aug. 8


Free school supplies


at the Family Affair


Saturday, August 2, is the
day! The Family Affair will
kick-off at 9 AM CDT. We
have a grand day planned for.
our county's families. Giant
slide, moon walk, pony rides,
trains, free food, drink, and, of
course, give aways from over
35 agencies, businesses,
churches and organizations.
Bags of school supplies will be
available for all grades Pre-K
through 12. The supplies are
appropriate for each grade. All
of this and much more for a
small'donation of $1 per child.
It is not too late to request a
booth. The booths are
absolutely free! We have
extended our deadline until
Thursday, July 31 at 5:00 PM.
If you do not have access to a
fax or email, please call Tammy
or Katrina at 643-2415 Ext
247 or 249.
We have more partners to
thank this week. Mary Sue
Neves; Tommy McClellan,
Waldorff Ace Hardware and
Kid's Kingdom. Thank you for


your generosity! The coalition
would also like to thank the
many volunteers who have
donated or will donate their
time to this event. Without
you, we could never do it!
We would also like to again
request that those of you who
can will assist families in need
to come to this event. No fam-
ily in Calhoun County should
be left out. The coalition, with
the assistance of our partners
will be providing close to 1000
bags of supplies for our children
to begin school this year.

Here are things that you
need to remember. In order to
collect your FREE school sup-
plies, the children must be
present with an adult. You will
be required to have a paper
'stamped' at each booth. Once
your paper is filled up with
stamps, you will go to a central
location. One paper per adult.
$1 per child that you request
supplies for. It is that simple.
We look forward to seeing you!


Christian Jay Goodman
would like to announce the final
wedding plans of his parents,
Jessica Fields and Jay
Goodman.
The bride-to-be is the
daughter of Gus and Florence
Martinez of Marianna. Her
grandparents are James Fields
and the late Linda Fields 'of
Blountstown and Jose and Elsa
Martinez of New Jersey. Her
great-grandparents are Ruby
Bailey and the late Herman
Bailey.
Jessica is a 2007 graduate of
Blountstown High School and
is currently attending Chipola
College.
The future groom is the son
of Durwin Goodman and the
late Dorene Goodman of
Blountstown. His grandparents
are the late Franklin Jay and
Constance Blewitt of Sarasota
and the late James Marion and
Lessie Clyde Goodman of
Blountstown.
Jay is a 2005 graduate of
BHS and currently attending
school to be a correctional offi-
cer. He is employed at Calhoun
Correctional Institution.
The ceremony will be at the


Bobby Bowden

will speak at

youth rally
Page Pond Assembly of God
will be hosting a Youth Rally
"Tailgate 08" with guest
Speaker Coach Bobby Bowden
from the Florida State
Seminoles and worship by
Julian Drive. The event will be
held at the Altha Gym,
Saturday, August 2, at
4:00p.m. There will be signed
memorabilia by Coach Bowden
awarded as prizes and give-
aways. Everyone is welcome to
attend.

Chipola fee

deadline set

for Monday
MARIANNA-Chipola
College students who are regis-
tered for Fall 2008 classes
must pay their fees by
Monday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.
All classes for fall term will
be dropped if fees are not paid
by this deadline.
Payments can be made at
the college Business Office
located in the Student Services
Building.
Bright Futures Florida
Medallion Scholars must pay a
$20 processing by Aug. 4.
For information, call 850-
718-2220.

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Gregory House in Torreya
State Park on Friday, August 8,
at ,5 p.m. CT. A reception will
be held afterward at Veterans
Memorial Park in Bristol.- In
the event of rain, the ceremony
will be held at the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center.
Although some invitations
are being sent, all. family and
friends are invited to attend.


MARIANNA-The Chipola
Appreciation Club will host the
"Endless Summer" dinner and
dance, Saturday, Aug. 23.
The event will reunite old
Chipola friends and alumni for
a relaxing evening to benefit the
college's athletic programs.
The Beach Boys' "Endless
Summer" album was released
in 1974. Chipola College began
in 1947. Event organizer
Robert Trammell, says, "The
Endless Summer album brings
to mind a simpler. time, and
while music has evolved during
Chipola's 60 years, the bonds
and friendships built at this lit-
tle college have remained
strong."
The Ivey Brothers band will
provide the perfect musical
backdrop for the occasion. A
regional favorite since 1965,
their versatile repertoire
became well known in the club
scene in the 70's and 80's, and a
local hit "It's Not Worth the
Pain" in 1978 made the group's
fame complete. The Iveys have


played with and backed "The
Pointer Sisters," "The
Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt,"
"Billy Crash Craddock," and
"The Platters."
The Iveys will be joined by
The Villagers, another popular
Chipola band from.the 1960's.
The Villagers will reunite for a
special set four decades after
their last performance at the
National Guard Armory.
Villagers Cliff Ellis of Chipley,
Billy Bryan of Bascom, Allen
Myers of Malone, George
Boyer of Port St. Joe, Walter
Dover of Quincy and Andy
Murray of Chattahoochee, will
perform their hit "Laugl. it
Off."
Kermit Davis, Head
Basketball Coach at Middle
Tennessee State, is the special
guest for the event. Davis
coached alongside Coach
Milton Johnson at Chipola in
1992 and 1993 and served as
head coach in 1994. Davis also

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County Commission in District 5. I was
born right here in Calhoun County to
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A veteran of the United States Navy, I have
over forty years experience in road and
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I would greatlyappreciate your support.
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The County Record, JULY 30, 2008, Page 5


Cayson Foster Sherrouse
Craig and Angela Sherrouse
of Blountstown are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Cayson Foster Sherrouse.
Cayson was born on July 2,
2008, at Gulf Coast Community
Hospital in Panama City, FL. He
weighed seven pounds, 10
ounces and he was 21 inches
long.
Cayson's maternal grandpar-
ents are Fred and Cindy Byler of
Altha, FL; great grandparents are
Albin and Martha Byler of
Blountstown, FL and Louie and
Helen Posey of Wakulla, FL.
Cayson's paternal grandpar-
ents are Calvin and Marsha
Sherrouse of Bonifay, FL; great
grandparents are Pauline and
the late Foster Farmer, Claude
and Billie Jo Sherrouse also of
Bonifay, FL.
Cayson was warmly wel-
comed by all of his family.











Record

BIRTHDAY

AND BIRTH

ANNOUNCEMENTS
$10 WITH PHbTO
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Eden Ellise Mallory
Eden Ellise Mallory answered
many prayers when she was
bom May 2, 2008, to Mark and
Heather Mallory.
She weighed six lbs., 10 oz.,
and was 19.5 inches.
Her maternal grandparents
are Harold and Vicki Montford of
Blountstown and paternal grand-
parents are John and Christine
Mallory and Tommy and Ella
Woods of Clarksville.
She was welcomed home by
excited sister, Ava Layne.


Happy "4th" Birthday,
Aubrey K,!!
Aubrey Kay Smith turned four
years old on July 25th. She cel-
ebrated with a Dora the Explorer
party at Pizza Hut with her fami-
ly and friends. Her parents are
Shiri Smith and Travis Smith and
she is the little sister to Blake,
Audrey, Desiree and Shayla.
Aubrey -K. enjoys dancing,
singing, reading, being on the
river and going to the beach.
We love you so much!
Mommy, Sissy and Shayla


Ayers to teach evening


French, Spanish class


MARIANNA-Chipola
College will offer evening class-
es this Fall in French and
Spanish.
Dana Ayers will teach
Elementary French I (FRE
1120) on Monday and
Wednesday evenings and
Intermediate French. I (FRE
2220) on Tuesday and
Thursday.
Dr. Mark Ebel will teach
Elementary Spanish I (SPN
1120) on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings.
All foreign language evening
courses meet from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m.
Colleges and universities in
Florida require a foreign lan-
guage for a bachelor's degree.
The minimum requirement
may be fulfilled by taking two
years of the same foreign lan-
guage at the high school level or


8-10 hours of the same lan-
guage at the college level.
Many majors require a third
foreign language course.
Chipola will hold Fall regis-
tration Aug. 18 for currently
enrolled students (those
enrolled in the spring or sum-
mer 2008). Registration for
new and currently enrolled stu-
dents is Aug. 19 and Aug. 20.
Classes begin Aug. 21. Late
registration continues through
Aug. 28.
For information, call (850)
526-2761, or visit www.chipo-
la.edu.


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Le'Tonya Reed places 2nd runner up in...





Miss Plus America


At the National Miss Plus
America pageant held July 2-5
in Dallas, TX, Le'Tonya Reed,
Ms. Florida Plus America 2008
placed 2nd runner up.
Reed, of Blountstown, com-
peted with women from all over
the United States for the title of
Miss Plus America Elite. "It
was four days of long hard work
and fun, but I learned a lot and
became a proud member of the
Miss Plus America family,"
exclaimed Le'Tonya. The Miss
Plus America Pageant system
is unlike any other pageant
concept. It celebrates the inner
beauty of each contestant, as
well as recognizing their com-
mitr'ent to their communities.
1lelisia Stamper, Executive
Director for Coronet
Productions says, "Le'Tonya
represented the State of
Florida well. We are proud of
her."
As Ms. Florida Plus
America 2008, Le'Tonya plans
to continue to further promote
her platform: American Cancer
Society/Relay for Life.
"I would like to thank all of
my sponsors: My family,
Apostle Geraldine B. Sheard &
The Prayer Chainers' Mission
of God, -Mrs. Ruth Attaway,
Clerk of Court, Mr. Darryl
Hayes and Family, Hayes Well
Drilling, Ms. Kerri Koni,
Commissioner Willie Grant,
Prowants, Faith Temple
Church (Sneads, FL), Mr.
Godfrey and Sara Peterson,
Pastor Sammy Peterson and
Family, Mr. Dowling Parrish,
Mr. Jeremiah Peterson, Mrs.
Mary Pearson (Jacksonville,
FL), The Delta staff and
Security departments at
Tallahassee Regional Airport,
The City of Tallahassee,


Le'Tonya Reed, shown third from left, after being named one of the top 15 contestants.


Florida Parks and Recreations,
and Ocean Spa and Nails (Ft.
Worth, Texas). Without you
none of this would have been
possible. Last but not least, I
would like to thank my mother.
You have always been there for
me, helping to make my outfits,
being my spiritual and physical
support and just there because
you love me. I love you so
much."

"I felt honored to represent
the state of Florida and the city
of Blountstown. This opportu-
nity has opened up many doors
for me. I hope to hold the door
open for those who follow me,"
exclaimed Le'Tonya.
For more information con-
cerning this outstanding
woman, private interviews -or
public appearances, please
email Melissa Stamper at
director@missplusamerica.com
or visit the Miss Plus America
website at www.missplusameri-
ca.com.


Paramedic training to


be offered at Chipola
MARIANNA-Chipola nation. Acceptance may
College will offer a Paramedic denied based on backgro
training program this Fall. check.
Application deadline is Aug. For information, con
15. Classes begin Aug. 20. Keith Maddox at (850)
Applicants must possess a 2403.
current EMT Basic Certificate
and have successfully complet-
ed EMS 1159C, Emergency
Medical Technician. Course
descriptions are available at
www.chipola.edu f
Students seeking admission
must meet certain selection and
admission criteria. Applicants
with the best qualifications will
be selected for this limited
access program. The program
also has special attendance
requirements, grading policies,
dress codes and fees.
Licensure to practice is
dependent upon passing a state
licensing or certification exami-

Chipola dance-
coached at LSU, Texas A & M,
Idaho and Utah State.
Tickets are $50 per person
with a social hour at 6:30 p.m.
Tables of eight are available for -
$400. Chipola's favorite cook
Bobby Sims will prepare his
famous, mouth-watering barbe-
cue for the dinner.
For ticket information, call
Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375..


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found
itact
718-


Le'Tonya accepts the second runner up award at nationals.


Seeking Jack's Drive-In stories
Blounistown Main Street is preparing for the 3rd Annual
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre to be set at Jack's Drive-in. This
year's production will be set in the 1950s and next year's event
will be back at Jacks in the 1 960s If you have Jack's stories
from the 50s to -hare please join script writers Angie Hill and
Kelli Peacock on the back porchn ot Wisteria Cafe Thursday. July
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NO AMOUNT OF EDUCATION CAN
PREPARE YOU OR TAKE THE PLACE
OF THE EXPERIENCE YOU RECEIVE
FROM WORKING IN THE OFFICE.
I have many years of experience working in the office
and in the collection of the tax roll, AND WITH THIS
EXPERIENCE CAN ASSURE THE ACCURACY OF EACH
PAYMENT TO THE CORRECT ACCOUNT OF EACH
LAND OWNER OF CALHOUN COUNTY. I HAVE
SUPERVISED THE PROPERTY TAX DEPARTMENT
SINCE 1994. WITH NO ERRORS OR DISCREPANCIES
IN THE COLLECTING. DISBURSING. AND BALANCING
OF THE TAX ROLL IN 14 YEARS.


The Tax Collector is a financial manager that has a
tremendous RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PUBLIC, TO THE
COUNTY AND TO EACH STATE AGENCY.
The revenue we collect for the STATE DOES NOT
REMAIN IN THE COUNTY. We only keep a small service
fee for each transaction completed in tags/titles, boats/
titles, hunt/fish, sales tax, and DRIVER LICENSE.
THE REVENUE COLLECTED FOR THE TAX ROLL EACH YEAR DOES REMAIN IN THE
COUNTY. THIS MONEY IS DIVIDED BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, SCHOOL, CITY AND NWFWM. "WITHOUT THIS MONEY THE COUNTY
WOULD NOT OPERATE AND COULD NOT PROVIDE THE SERVICES WE NEED."
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The County Record, JULY 30, 2008, Page 6


Jones and


Peacock
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sign with


Alabama


Southern

Two Lady Tigers will be attend-
ing Alabama Southern Community
College on softball scholarships.
Allison Jones and Kaitlin Peacock,
who both graduated in May from
Blountstown High School, have
signed to play for the Lady Eagles
in Monroeville, Alabama.
"I first saw the girls at a show-
case in Bonifay in June," says
Eagles Coach Elaine Covin. 'I was
very impressed with both of them ,
and immediately asked them to
cone up for a visit. I told them we
would love to have them at
Alabama Southern."'
The girls and their families were --
equally impressed with the college
and a signing ceremony was held
last week.
In the top photo, Kaitlin signs as L
her parents, Alan and Kim '
Peacock, look on along with BHS
softball coach Bubba Johnson, AS
coach Elaine Covin, BHS Assistant
Principal Pam Bozeman, and BHS
Principal Duane Barber. Allison is
pictured in the bottom photo sign-
ing, surrounded by her parents, Eric
Jones, Sr. and Rosalin Cash-Jones,
along with coaches and school offi-
cials.
Allison boasted a .371 batting
average at BHS last season'. Kaitlin
batted .312 and had a 13-7 record
on the mound.


Elam Stoltzfus' documentary is back by popular demand


'Living Waters' coming to Chipola


Soccer league needs


volunteers to continue


The Calhoun County Youth
Soccer League Board needs at
least three new members for
the 2008 season and beyond.
Without you, there will not be a
youth league this fall.
At the end of last year's sea-
son we informed coaches and
parents that we needed new
volunteers to run the program.
We, Judy Ludlow and Carl
Bennett, are willing to help in
this transition, but can no


longer manage the program.
We have been coordinating this
league for a number of years
and are proud of how it has
grown in our community.
Please consider volunteering
for this rewarding and impor-
tant Calhoun County Program.
The league is now nine years
old and 230 children strong!!
Let's keep it going! Call Judy
(674-2360) or Carl (674-8063)
for more information.


Back by popular
demand...the Living Waters:
Aquatic Preserves of Florida
exhibit is returning to Chipola
College on September 11, from
6 to 9 p.m. in the Chipola,
College Arts Center, Marianna.
The exhibit features the award
winning documentary film work
of Calhoun County's Elam
Stoltzfus, along with images by
renowned photographer Clyde
Butcher and original music by
Sammy Tedder.


The Liberty County,
Recreation Departments
Church Co-Ed Slow Pitch
Softball League began Tuesday
night, July 22, with eight teams.
Standings after the first
week are as follows:
Bristol Church of God, 2-0
Blountstown AME, 1-0
Bristol Christian Church, 1-


Local organizations have
joined forces to bring this
important art exhibit, docu-
mentary, and artists to Chipola
College. The Artists Guild of
Northwest Florida, Inc. and the
Fine and Performing Arts
Department of Chipola College
invite the public to this special
one-night only event. Through
artists' presentations, photo-
graphs, and film, take a magical
journey into the living waters of
Florida's aquatic preserves.


Bristol
Churches, 1-1
Bristol First Ba]
LDS, 1-1
Corinth Baptist,
Pentecostal Holi
Upcoming sci
Thurs., July


The one-hour documentary
will be shown as part of an
exhibit of 29 framed Clyde
Butcher photographs of Florida
Aquatic Preserves. The docur
mentary produced and directed
by the Live Oak Production
Group's Elam Stoltzfus will be
introduced by Stoltzfus, and
original music.in the documen-
tary by Sammy Tedder will be
discussed and demonstrated by
Florida musician Tedder. The
DVD is hosted by Clyde


Field 1, 7pm, LDS-
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Field 3, 7pm, First Baptist-
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Field 1, 7 pm, First, Baptist-
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For decades families have built, bought or rented a home close to Altha, Blountstown, and Carr
extracurricular activities.

I would never vote to build a consolidated high school located 8 miles'from Blountstown and 5
miles from Altha that would place another financial burden on parents and taxpayers.

I would not vote t build a new school in an area where there was no infrastructure and only
served by a narrow, two lane secondary county road.

I would never consider buying land for a new school without asking the price of each parcel
S before evaluating the' land.

i A"', I would never raise taxes on the citizens of Calhoun County without first conducting a straw poll
'. to determine their wishes.

SThe 5 school board seats should be representatives for the 5 districts rather than the wants of the
5 individuals holding office. If elected, I will represent the people of District 1 and make decisions
based on what is best for every child in the county.

S In these very tough economic times, we need to keep our schools in the population centers where
S they are presently located and work to improve opportunities for students instead of cutting the
opportunities in half.

S I need your vote to help our children, schools, and taxpayers.

I have the Experience, Leadership, Dedication, Passion, Energy, and most of all,
Common Sense to do the best job for the School Board District 1 position.

I will try to visit personally with everyone but I know that will be difficult to do. If I miss -.
you or if you have any questions or would like for me to visit you, you may contact me at:
Office 674-5478 Cell:899-6472
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FOR CALHOUN COUNTY

DISTRICT 1 SCHOOL BOARD!
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To [hose of you I have not had the pleasure ol rmeetingi, rny name is Thomas Flowers I am seeking the
office of Calnoun County Commissionei Di,,rict 5 I am married to Sherry Lindsey Flowers. and we have
two daughters, Carson and Hunter Sherry '; i,; t- dauqjhier of John and Sandra Lindsev of Blountslown I
have Iived and worked in Calhoun County fur rrmany years and presently own a mortgage business located
on Main Street in Blountstown.
During the nex1 4 years., he county ',wil rbe iiriij vry tiougrh financial decisions in the budget and in Ihe
growth of our county. I am dedicated lo irOrip.nvin.ri tho. lulTu of the county bV nol only improving roads and
bridges, preserving county jobs, arid impnrvirr.J tHih ovi,-rarll s.erviees of the county, but also by opening rhe
doors of the county to welcome new bu',irnes. and industry Many of you have voiced your concerns to me
over Ihe past several months about eve, irir;jra:,irnj property tax-s, lack of new jobs, and many other
issues. I have twenty years of financial exporicnrc' in analyzing budgets, managing money, and dealing
with the day to day issues of running a bu.ine'. I hiav.- [I arih-In-r's Degree from Florida State University
in.Social Science and Economics. I fe-i with iry financial orprionce. my educational background, and my
down to earth common sense approach ti ,'i;v.-riirii:nlt -*iiUr wiIh your input that we will be able to grow
and prosper in these difficult financial times.
I respectfully ask for your vote and support in seeking the office of Calhoun County Commissioner
District 5. You may contact me with any questions at my cell 643-8009, office 237-2777 or e-mail
me at thomasf@gtdom.net. I
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Grant program to help expand local recreation opportunities




Calhoun parks receive $542,000


Under the leadership of
Governor Ch, i tCrist and the
Florida Legislature, the 2008-
2009 budget includes $ 24 mil-
lion t' epatnd and improve
local parks statewide. The
-: ,, ''.,r.t a-ent of
ERviirolitinftal Protection's
(D V) i.; i,1- Recreation
.- -i.*.( -:c t Assistance
.',:.~o,(. (FRDAP) will grant
-.J.o.'..:- County more than
$542 Oi'O to develop and
enhance ,,..::;,.'* parks, pro-
d,"n":, outdoor recreation
o('>!!!t,'_ and improving
poihi, access to Florida's natu-
ral resources,
"Outdoor recreation areas
and facilities are a vital part of
Florida's economy, drawing
both Floridians and visitors to
experience the state's natural
resources," said DEP Secretary
Michael W Sole. "With the
support of Governor Crist and
the Florida Legislature,
FRDAP funding allows Florida
cities and counties to develop
and enhance local parks while
uniting their communities
through recreational opportuni-
ties."
Calhoun County projects
funded in this year's budget
include:


Town of Altha, Park
Improvements, Phase III The
funds will be used for new pic-
nic facilities, bike and walking
trails, exercise stations and a
restroom/concession stand.
Calhoun County, Sam
Atkins Park, Phase III The
money will be used for a new
playground, restroom/conces-
sion stand and landscaping.
Calhoun County, Sam
Atkins Park, Phase IV The
funds*'will be used for a new
football/soccer field and picnic
pavilion and to renovate the
softball field.
City of Blountstown, 'Trail
Improvements The money
will be used for a new play-
ground and restroom, as well as
to renovate the picnic facility
and parking.
"Reserving space and funds
for recreation is essential to the
healthy growth of Florida's
communities and citizens," said
DEP's Florida Division of
Recreation and Parks Director
Mike Bullock. "The FRDAP
program continues to facilitate
city and county park growth
and enhancement, strengthen-
ing families and the protection
of Florida's natural resources."
Administered by DEP the


4-H volunteer leader


conference Aug. 22-23


Florida 4-H announces a
Volunteer Training Conference
to be held at Camp Timpoochee
in Niceville, FL, August 22 and
23. It is an overnight confer-
ence during which meals and
lodging will be provided.
Available certifications for
participants include shooting
sports, horse, GPS-GIS, and 4-
H 101. The cost is $65 for non-
shooting sports certifications or
$100 for shooting sports certifi-
cations. The shooting sports
certification will also include a
6-9 PM session at the Calhoun
County Extension Office on
Tuesday August 19.
Participants must attend all ses-
sions of the conference to gain
certification.
These certifications will
allow you to run or assist in run-
ning related 4-H clubs here in
Calhoun County. Teen leaders
are welcome to attend the
shooting sports sessions, but

Softball tryouts

for travel teams

Saturday, Aug. 2

Softball tryouts for girls fast-
pitch travel teams are set for
Saturday, August 2, at 9 a.m. at
the Sneads ball field (Adam
Tucker Wilson Ball Park),
located on Hwy. 90 in Sneads.
There are teams for 10 and
under, 12 and under, and 14
and under.
For more information, call
Rodger at 850-573-6749 or
Crystal at 850-573-6750.

Armwrestling

tournament will

be held Aug. 16

The 1st Annual Panhandle
Python Armwrestling
Tournament will be held
Saturday, August 16th at the
old J&N Sports Bar in
Blountstown, Hwy. 20.
Registration will be held
from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. with
the tournament beginning at
5:00 p.m. Entry is $15 for the
first entry and $5 for each addi-
tional entry. Weight classes are
(men's) 0-185, 186-225 and
226 above, mens right and
left. Women's 0-165, 166 -
above. Awards will be given to
1st place winners.
For more information, con-
tact Stephen Pickron at 674-
5925 or Eric Gray at 482-4282.


Softball cont'd-
Corinth Baptist
8:15pm, Church of God-
Blountstown AME
Field 3, 7 pm, LDS-Bristol
Christian Church
8:15 pm, Pentecostal
Holiness-Community Churches


SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Call 674-5041


must be accompanied by an
adult from the same county in
the same shooting sports disci-
pline archery, shotguns, or
rifles. A teen leader must be at
least 14 years old as of
September 1, 2008.
Registration forms are avail-
able at the Calhoun County
Extension Office, and must be
returned with payment on or
before August 12, 2008.
If we have five or more par-
ticipants from Calhoun Count4,
transportation will be provided.
Please call the Calhoun County
Extension office at 674-8323 if
you have any questions.

Free physical

for BMS athletes

on Thursday

July 31st is the last day to
get your free sports physical
for the upcoming 'school year.
On July 31, the Calhoun
County Health Department
will be doing physical all day
long. Call to set up an appoint-
ment.
Blountstown Middle School
football will begin on August
6th from 3:00 5:00 at
Blountstown Middle School.
Volleyball tryouts will be
August 20-22. You must have a
physical to tryout.

Dixie Chicks

softball tryouts

Sunday, Aug. 3

Dixie Chicks Fastpitch
Softball Tryouts will be held at
Lake Talquin Baptist Church
on Sunday, August 3rd at 1
p.m. ET. These tryouts are for
ages 12 and under and 14 and
under.
We are looking for pitchers
and other positions. All are
welcome to tryout. Please con-
tact Coach Britt Kent at 567-
1722 if you intent on coming
out so we may plan on times.

Officer cont'd-
He has been placed on two
years probation, to be super-
vised in Calhoun County, and
ordered to have no contact
with the minor victims. In addi-
tion, he has relinquished his
law enforcement certification.
Meadows' release further
stated that one of the victims
indicated she would not testify
against Bender. The plea and
sentence were negotiated with
the consent of the victim's
mother and the investigating
agency.
Information surfaced in the
case last September alleging
Ofc. Bender was engaged in an
inappropriate relationship with
a teen over a two-month period
while she was working with the
BPD through a youth program.
An additional juvenile victim
was identified through the
course of the investigation
resulting in a charge of battery
for inappropriate touching.


Florida Recreation
Development Assistance
Program (FRDAP) is a compet-
itive grant program, providing
funds to local communities for
public outdoor recreation. Over
the last decade, Florida has


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invested more than $250 mil-
lion to improve local park facili-
ties through this grant program,
funding more than 2,000 proj-
ects statewide. Enhancements
to local parks include improve-
ments and renovations to play-


ground and picnic facilities such
as pavilions, tables and bench-
es, ball fields, tennis and bas-
ketball courts, concession areas,
lighting, fencing, restroom and
shower facilities, parking areas,
trails, grounds and landscaping,


beach docks, piers and board-
walks.
For a list of funded projects
and information about applying
for a FRDAP grant, visit
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks
/OIRS/default.htm.


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[VOTE FOR AND ELECT



DR. GLENDA SUE VICKERY



FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

CALHOUN COUNTY.


BIOGRAPHY
Name: Dr. Glenda Sue Vickery
Address: 23340 NE Branton Vickery Road
Blountstown, Florida 32424
Telephone 850-674-8071
Email: noregretsl10@yahoo.com
Family: Parents: Rocky Vickery and Glenda Branton
Vickery Grandparents: the late Pansy Vickery
McCormick, Florene McClellan Branton, Raymond
Branton, and Maggie Lou Branton
Sibling: Rebecca (Becky) Vickery
Child: Son, Branton. Rocky Vickery, age 12, student in
school, Calhoun County.


QUALIFICATIONS
Industrious Educational Specialist; I have completed
the Educational Doctoral Degree in Public Administration/
Social Science. I have a Specialist degree in ED.
Leadership in Public Administration and Strategic
Management (all levels), History (6-12) Humanities (K-12)
and Social Science (6-12) and Communications
I am an expert in budgeting, analysis, and
communications. I have been a leader in schools in
which I have been employed. I am an advocate of
Breaking Ranks, Differentiated Instruction, technology in
the classrooms, online learning, curriculum mapping
aligning with the Florida Sunshine State Standards, and
the inclusion of all students into the main curriculum as
much as possible.
My academic background includes graduate work in the
social science areas of history, communications, criminal
justice, human relations, public administration, and
strategic management. I have achieved Teacher of the
Year Awards, special recognition as Outstanding Teacher
from the Veterans of ForeignWars, and listing in Who's
Who .in Exemplary Teaching. I have been awarded an
honorary certificate by Rosa Parks for my work with
tolerance of at-risk and underprivileged children in
schools and community.
Currently, I have earned certification in Educational
Leadership with passage of the Florida Educational
Leadership Exam. I have completed both a Principalship
Internship through the University of West Florida in the
Calhoun County School District as well as the Human
Resource Management Development program in the
Jackson County School System.
I have attended numerous inservice training and
workshops that deal with leadership in schools, families,
and the community. I have also facilitated and presented
numerous presentations/workshops in training both adults
and youth in these areas.
I have experience in Grant writing and have been able
to receive funds for purchase of technological resources
for the Fine Arts division of Sneads High School, located
in Jackson County, Florida. I am extremely dedicated to
ft the educational endeavor of all students and a very hard
worker who often works 15 hour days in order to be as
efficient as possible. Technically, I am proficient in MS
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SPSS, and MS Windows.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
January 2006 Present: Teaching dual enrollment with Chipola
College Jackson County School.Board; Social Sciences, AMH,;
Marianna, Florida
January 2005 Present: Teacher 7 -12 in subject areas of ESE,.
Social Sciences, Leadership Training, and Chorus, with
administrative duties as assigned. Jackson County School
Board; Marianna, Florida. )
August 2001 January 2005: Vickery Court Reporting Services.
Blountstown, Florida.
December 1981 May 2001 Teacher of grades 7 -12 in the
subject areas of Social Sciences and Drama, with administrative
duties as assigned by the principal. Sponsor of Beta Club 1981-
1995; Director of Drama/Music Activities 1981-2001 with
students participating and exceling in various
competitions. Established "Do the Right Thing Program"
recognizing students and community members for dedication
and service to AHS, 1999-2001. Calhoun County School Board;
Blountstown, Florida.

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Educating Children
Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Working with people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities
Supporting Parnerships between Community Leaders and
Children in the Schools
Oral Interpretation and Public Speaking
Teaching Life Skills
Director of Drama in School & Community Events
Coordinator of Annual Community Fall Festival
Music in playing the piano and organ
Singing in church and county-wide events
Foster Parent for three years in times of emergency for
Calhoun and Jackson Counties


-- .--. . .. ... ---
EDUCATION
2002 2008 The University of West Florida Doctor of Education
Program in Curriculum and Instruction and Administration.
Educational Specialist degree in. Educational Leadership with
Certification.
1996 Certification and Training Model Approach to Parent and
Partnerships in Society (MAPPS)
1993 Troy State University Political Science Courses (3).
1987Jacksonville University Teaching Effectiveness Training
1983 1985 Florida State University Master of Science in Social
Science.
1980 1981 The University of West Florida -Bachelor of Arts degree
in Humanities Interdisciplinary (Communication Arts, History, and
Theatre).
1978 1980 Chipola Junior College Associate Arts degree in
General Education/Social Science.
1978 Honor Graduate and Outstanding Senior from Altha High
School
ORGANIZATIONS
2004 2008 National Association School Superintendents
Professions Association of Curriculum and Development in Schools
Florida Social Studies Council National Social Studies League
Educational Principalship & Leadership
2002 -2008 National Notary Association
2000 2006 Children & Family Advocacy Board'
1995-2001 Board Member of Adult Literacy Program in Calhoun
County

AWARDS
1983 New Teacher of the Year Award in Bay County
1987, 1990, 1995 Veterans Teacher of the Year Award in the NW
FL District
1996 Beta Teacher of the Year Award at Altha High School
2004 Rosa parks Social Justice Award

PRESENTATIONS
Inclusion of disabled students into the regular curriculum
Working with Disabled Students
Chorus Presentations in the Community
Public Speaking Workshops
Suicide Prevention
Teachers Sharing
Teachers Teaching Teachers
At-Risk Youth
Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Life Skills Training
Essential To Health: Clean H20
Energy Counts (in affiliation with Gulf Power)
Seat Belt Safety
You and Your Money
Adopt a Highway Campaign
Puppetry in Elementary Schools to teach character education
Adopt A Veteran
You As A Consumer
Best Practices in Teaching
Start Your Race FINISH!
School + Family = It Takes Two!

Visions of the Vickery Administration
Keep Students as top priority in all decision making
Continuously monitor academic program and teaching techniques
Lead school personnel at all levels in working together toward
common goals
Establish and maintain the lowest possible student teacher ratio -
Implement fair, consistent discipline policies for all schools
Fight for safe, drug free schools
Strengthen and expand vocational and fine arts programs
Support all academic and extra-curricular activities
Upgrade our school facilities
Reinforce educational achievement for ALL children
Equip ALL schools for a community of learners in advanced
technology.
Improve salaries for ALL employees.
Maintain open lines of communication with you, the public
Strengthen parental and community involvement.
Expand support for quality teachers and administrators.
Expanding support for quality teachers and administrators can no
longer be equated with doing more with less. Teachers and
administrators are already struggling with crushing workloads and
limited resources. We must exhaust our efforts at finding creative
ways to give teachers and administrators at ALL schools the
resources they need to help our children succeed.Overall, our best
teachers, our best curriculum, our best resources, our best
everything. You can count on me to be fair, honest, dedicated and
effective in the lives of our children.


If you think as I do, then please vote

"VICKERY"

for Superintendent of Schools
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Little ones learn a few lessons in safety
..- The Blountstown Police
Department and Blountstown Fire
---" Department joined together
Thursday to conduct a safety pro-
. gram at Sutton Creek Apartments
in Blountstown.'School Resource
Officer Warren Tanner (with a lit-
tle help from Hot Spot, the fire
e .dog) taught the kids a valuable
lesson in bicycle safety, remind-
ing the kids to always wear a
S i I helmet. Blountstown* firefighters
then joined SRO Tanner to deliver
three basic summertime safety
messages on thunderstorm and
lightning safety, fire safety and
evening program ended with
snacks provided by the
pBlountstown Police Department.


TOP PHOTO: Captain Mark
J Collier and Firefighter Ken
, Speights talk about the dangers
of lightning.

ABOVE: SRO Tanner and Hot
. Spot talk about bicycle safety.
* AT RIGHT: Lt. Emory Godwin
and firefighters Jamey Shuler
and Charles Sherrod show the
:! kids what a firefighter looks like
in full gear.


AMEN

OF TA)


qDED NOTICE


(FOR


SC


HOOL


CAPITAL OUTLAY


The School Board of Calhoun County will
soon consider a measure to amend the
use of property tax for the capital outlay
projects previously advertised for the 2007
to 2008 school year.

New projects to be funded:
CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Seven (7) Relocatable
Classrooms Carr School
-Dressing Room Altha School

PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY
AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARY TO
INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL & ANCILLARY
PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing
to be held on August 4, 2008 at 5:05 P.M. at the
Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue
East, Blountstown, Florida

A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the
projects funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will
be made at this meeting.


NOTICE


OF


BUDGET


HEARING


The Calhoun County
School District will soon
consider a budget for
2008-09. A public hearing.
to make a DECISION on
the budget AND TAXES
will be held on August 4,
2008 at 5:05 P.M., C.D.T.
at
The Calhoun County
Courthouse
20859 Central Avenue East
Blountstown, Florida


NOTICE OF TAX FOR

SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY


The Calhoun County School Board will
measure to impose a 1.410 mill property
outlay projects listed herein.


soon consider a
tax for the capital


*This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of
5.827 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at
the discretion of the school board.


The capital outlay tax will generate
be used for the following projects:


approximately $512,247 to


MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPAIR
HVAC Systems
Lighting
Paving
Roofing
Altha School
Blountstown Elementary School
Blountstown High School
Blountstown Middle School
Calhoun Adult School
Carr School
School Bus and Maintenance Shop
Special Programs Office
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to
be held on August 4, 2008 at 5:05 P.M. at the Calhoun
County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, Florida.
A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES
will be made at this hearing.


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BUDGET SUM


The County Record, JULY 30, 2008, Page 9


MARY


THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET


EXPENDITURES OF CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL


BOARD ARE 1.9% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S


TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


FISCAL


YEAR 2008-2009


Pr-TPsd kilIae Levy:


oca Et',o 5.079
DP,..Tetonary :0.498
-Su mental Discretionary 0.250


Additional
Capital Outlay
Debht Sfrvioe


0.000
1.410
U nO0 TOTAl MilL AGF:


ESTiMATED REVENUES:


GENERAL
FUND


SPECIAL
REVENUE


DEBT
SERVICE


CAPITAL
PROJECTS


TOTAL ALL
FUNDS.


Federal Sources 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federal Through State and Local 85,000.00 829,442.35 0.00 914,442.35
State Sources 14,044,938,00 17,352.00 2,869,582.00 16,931,872.00
Local Sources .2,116,924.00 425,032.00 _667,600.00 3,209,556,00
TOTAL SOURCES 16,246,862.00 1,271,826.35 0.00 3,537,182.00 21,055,870.35
Transfers In 735,355.69 150,000.00 _0.00 885,355.69
Fund Balances/Net Assets (July 1, 2008) 4,627,202.18 48,602.41 ___1,590,879.99 6,266,684.58
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES $21,609,419.87 $1,470,428.76 $0.00 $5,128,061.99 $28,207,910:62

EXPENDITURES
Instruction .10,937,238.00 125,036.39 11,062,274.39
Pupil Personnel Services 552,000.00 15,635.53 567,635.53
Instructional Media Services 466,000.00 12.74 ___. ___.466,012.74
Instruction & Curriculum Development Services 668,000.00 27,36949 695,369.49
Instructional Staff Training Services 48,000.00 36,371.17 _________84,371.17
Instruction Related Technology 380,000.00 ____0.00 ___ ___________380,000.00
Board of Education 300,000.00 0.00 __300,000.00
General Administration 362,000.00 4,100.79 366,100.79
School Administration 1,077,000.00 1;000.00 ___ ______. 1,078,000.00
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 69,000.00 0.00 1,398,117.52 1,467,117.52
Fiscal Services 422,000.00 0.00 .422,000.00
Food Services 0.00 1,225,033.00_______ 1.,225,033.00
Central Services .....0.00 0.00 _0.00
Pupil Transportation Services .877,000.00 4,331.24 _________881,331.24
Operation of Plant 1,289,000.00 ... ,. .. 0.00 . ..... .. .. ..... ... 1,289,000.00
Maintenance of Plant 419,000.00 0.00 419,000.00
Administrative Technology Services 26,000.00 0.00 26,000.00
Community Services 45,000.00 0.00 _____ ______45,000.00
Debt Service 0.00 0.00 0.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES $17,937,238.00 $1,438,890.35 $0.00 $1,398,117.52 $20,774,245.87
Transfers Out. 150,000.000 0.0 0.00 735,335.69 885,335.69
Fund Balances/Net Assets (June 30,2009) 3,522,181.87 31,538.41 0.00 2,994,608.78 6,548,329.06
TOTAL EXPENDITURES,
TRANSFERS & BALANCES $21,609,419.87 $1,470,428.76 $0.00 $5,128,061.99 $28,207,910.62
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ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


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SCHOOL BOARD OF



CALHOUN COUNTY


Historical Summary of Financial and Demographic Data


TOTAL REVENUE
Fetdral, State and Local


*OPERATING REVENUE
Total Current Operating Revenue


FIXED CAPITAL PROJECTS
Total Revenue for FI ed Capilal Oulfay


DEBT SERVICE
Total Reverue lor Debt Service


20,586,834


14,497,244
12,147.678 200



1997-98 2002-03


25,000,000
20,000,000
15,000,000
10,000,000
5.000,000
0


2007-08


19,304,278
14,088.639
11.755,871 1



1997-98 2002-03 2007-08


1.400,000
1,200,000
1,000,000
800,000
600,000
400,000
! 200,000o
* 0


391,807


1997-98


408,605


2002-03 2007-08


*NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Total Unweighted FTE Students


REVENUE PER STUDENT
Operating Revenue divided by Unwelghted FTE Students


NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Total Number of Employees


INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL
Total Number of Instruclional Personnel


250
200 174


150 3

1897 -


200203 200748


228
184




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2002-0.31wo


*Total current operating revenues have been reduced by Workforce Development funds in the amount of $184.846 in order to provide comparability in the calculation of current operating revenues per UFTE.
This adjustment is necessary due to the exclusion of adult programs from UFTE unweightedd full time equivalent students) beginning in 1997-98.


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7.237


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0


2.20 76


2,28000
2.2 000
222000
2,20000
2,18000
2,14000
212000


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1997-98


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2002-03


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2007-08 I


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WANDA LUCILLE
BURKETT
Mrs. Wanda Lucille
Burkett, 81, of Blountstown
passed away Tuesday, July 22,
2008, in Panama City, Florida.
She was a member of Sunny
Hill Pentecostal Holiness
Church where she worked in
the women's ministry. She also
loved to dance and go fishing.
She was preceded in death
by her' husband, Richard
Burkett and a son, Daniel
Edward Pridgeon.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Gail Barton, and her hus-
band, Robert, of Blountstown; a
step-son, Wayne Burkett, of
Rayle, Georgia; 10 grandchil-
dren; 21 great-grandchildren;
one great-great grandchild; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July
27, from the Sunny Hill
Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment followed in the
Macedonia Cemetery near
. Altha.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or
www.adamsfh.com).

CAROL Y. FOSTER
Mrs. Carol Y. Foster, 67, of
Blountstown, FL, passed away
Saturday, July 26, 2008, in
Tallahassee, FL.
Carol was born on
December 25, 1940, in
Blountstown and had lived here
all of her life. She worked for
Gayfers in Tallahassee for sev-
eral years and was a homemak-
er. Carol was a member of the
Bridge Club and a member of
the First Baptist Church in
Blountstown.
Mrs. Foster was preceded in
death by her father, Carey
Yates, of Blountstown.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Mary Yates, of Blountstown;
two sons, Al Foster of Orlando,
Dan Foster of Lake Talquin;
one daughter, Suzanne Conner,
of Tallahassee; one brother,
James Carey (Jim) Yates, of
High Springs, AR; two sisters,
Sue Bateman of Blountstown,
Ann Farrell of South Florida;
and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held
Monday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m.
(CT) at the First Baptist
Church in Blountstown with
Rev. David Throckmorton offi-
ciating. Memorialization was


Thought to

Remember
"C Many years ago
SColton wrote
S" these words:
"That we require
with the most
difficulty we retain
the longest."
Tim Adams This is true. A
Funeral Drec1pr
person never
forgets how to
read and write. And I'm sure
each of us can remember.the
difficulty we had inquiring these
feats. "...with most difficulty."
How many great lessons have,
been our that way. Then on the
other hand, how useless have
been the accomplishments with
little or no difficulty involved.
So, the rough, hard road of life
has, it seems, more than our
share of difficulties. Out of these
have come every worthwhile
accomplishment, every treasure
worth keeping.
Say to yourself: Today is
difficult, but the results are sure
to be wonderful, and they will last
forever.

ADAMS

FUNERAL HOME
674-5449
a www.adamsfh.com B
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by cremation. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the
First Baptist Church, 16693
SE Pear St., Blountstown, FL
32424, or to Covenant Hospice,
4440 Lafayette St, Marianna,
FL 32446.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, FL (ph. 850-
674-2266).

NELLIE M. GRIFFIN
Mrs. Nellie M. Griffin, 79, of
Marianna, FL, passed away
Wednesday, July 23, 2008,. at
her home.
Mrs. Griffin was born on
June 28, 1929, in Jackson
County and had lived there all
of her life. Nellie retired as. a
nurses assistant at the Florida
State Hospital in
Chattahoochee, FL. She was a
member of the Antioch Baptist
Church on Birchwood Road in
Jackson County.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Gerald Griffin, of
Marianna; one son, Jessie
Griffin, of. Marianna; four
brothers, Clarence Johnson of
Grand Ridge, J.T. Johnson of
Sneads, John Earl McDaniel of
Sneads, Hershel McDaniel of
Dickerson, TX; three sisters,
Allie McDaniel of Grand Ridge,
Audrey Harris of Marianna;
Charlotte May of Cypress.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m.
(CT) from the Antioch Baptist
Church on Birchwood Road in
Jackson County with Rev. Bob
Bradford and Rev. John Miles
officiating. Interment followed
in the Waldroff Cemetery in
Jackson County.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, FL (ph. 850-
674-2266).

ELLIS JACKSON
MARSHALL
Mr. Ellis Jackson Marshall,
68, of Blountstown, FL, passed
away Thursday, July 24, 2008,
at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital in Tallahassee.
Ellis was born on December
9, 1939, in Calhoun County
where he lived for most of his
life. He was a retired automo-


bile mechanic and was of the
Baptist faith.
Ellis was preceded in death
by his parents, Jack and Nellie
Marshall; brother and sister-in-
law, James "Bull" and Leigh
Marshall; and sister, Shirley
Pate.
Survivors include his wife of
47 years, Wanda Marshall, of
Blountstown; one son, William
Marshall, and his. wife, Evelyn,
of Blountstown; two daughters,
Sarah Smith and Bryan of
Blountstown, Tammie. Brown
and Rounzel of Blountstown;
one brother, J.W. Marshall and
his wife, Joann, of Port St. Joe;
four sisters, Betty Ward and
her husband, Ray, of LaGrange,
GA, Mary Lou Summerlot and
her husband, Paul, of Port St.
Joe, Barbara Gates and her
husband, Frank, of
Blountstown, Mae Porter and
her husband, Marty, of Bristol;
14 grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.
Funeral services were held
Monday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m.
(CT) at Peavy Funeral Home
Chapel in Blountstown, FL,
with Rev. Michael Morris offici-
ating. Interment followed in
the Pine Memorial Cemetery in
Blountstown.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, FL (ph. 850-
674-2266).

HATTIE IVORY RIVES
Mrs. Hattie Ivory Rives, 46,
of Blountstown died on
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
She was born on October 8,.
1961, in Blountstown to the
late Ed and Jaunita Ivory. She
was a graduate of Blountstown
High School and was retired
from Florida A&M University
School of Arts & Science. She
was a member of St. Mary
M.B. Church where she sang in
the choir, was active in the
Women's Ministry Women's
Immediate Auxiliary and was
also an entrepreneur and was a
referring travel agent.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Ed and Jaunita
Ivory, and brothers, Melvin
and Columbus Jackson.
Services were held at 1:00


to be honored in August


St. Mary M.B. Church fam-
ily would like to invite you to
come help us expressour love
and appreciation for our Pastor
and 1st Lady Dr. and Mrs. C.L.
Wilson, Sunday, August 3, at
3:00 p.m. Our guest churches
are, Memorial M.B. Church,
Rev. Duval, Pastor; St. Paul
A.M.E. Church, Rev. David
Rhone, Pastor; New Hope
Baptist Church, Rev. R.C.
McGriff, Pastor.
Friday, August 8, 7:00 p.m.,
Rockyville M.B. Church, Rev.
Raymond Dudley, Pastor,
Friendship M.B. Church, Rev.
James Youmas, Pastor; New
Beginning CO.G.W.I, Rev.
Tracy Baker, Pastor; Church of
.God of Prophecy, Pastor
Rosetta Baker.

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* MONUMENTS *SLABS
MARKERS
* CEMETERY ENGRAVING
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Saturday, August 9, at 6:30,
there will be a musical, this is
one you don't want to miss.
Come early to get a seat.
Sunday, August 10, 3:00
p.m., Tabernacle M.B. Church,
Rev. Stanley Walker, Pastor,
Holy Light M.B:C., Rev. James
Harvey, Pastor.
All programs will be at St.
Mary M.B. Church, 16345 SE
River St., Blountstown, Dr.
C.L. Wilson, Pastor. For more
information contact Ms. Blue at
674-4432.


p.m., Monday, July 28, at St.
Mary M.B. Church in
Blountstown with Rev. C.L.
Wilson, pastor officiating.
Interment followed at Magnolia
Cemetery.
Survivors include her son,
Terrence Rives, of
Blountstown; her daughter,
Kendra Rives, of Blountstown;
grandson, Javian Rives, of
Blountstown; four sisters,
Gladys I. Miller of
Blountstown, Edwina Ivory and
Ruth Ivory of Tallahassee, Julia
I. Williams and husband, Roy,
of Blountstown; three brothers,
Ed Ivory, Sr. of Tallahassee,
Billy Ray ,Ivory ,n of
Blountstown, James E. Ivory
and. wife, Kristen, of
Blountstown; devoted niece,
Unita I. Bush, of Jacksonville,
devoted friend, Hazel' Bush
Woods, of Blountstown; and
devoted friend, Henry James
McCallip of Blountstown. ,q
Bradwell Mortuary :P in
Quincy, FL, was in charge of
the funeral arrangements (ph.
850-627-7649).

EDDIE L.YON
Mr. Eddie L. Yon, of the St.
Rose Community of Grand
Ridge, FL, departed this life on
July 20, 2008, at his residence.
He was a native of Grand
Ridge and a retired farmer.
Funeral services were held
on Thursday, July 24, at 11:00
a.m. at St. Rose A.M.E.
Church with Rev. William
Harvey, Minister Andrew
Dudley, Pastor Geraldine B.
Sheard, Rev. S.G. Lindsey and
Pastor Eddie Yon III officiating.
Interment followed in the
church cemetery.
He leaves to cherish his
memories one son, George Yon,
of Grand Ridge; one daughter,
Laura Yon Long (Rev. Felix
Long, Jr.), of Marianna; four
grandchildren; 10 great grand-
children; two great-great grand-
children; and numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins, and many
dear friends.
Vann Funeral Hon~e of
Marianna, FL, was in charge of
the funeral arrangements (ph.
850-482-3300).


Kinard political


The Kinard Volunteer Fire
Department is sponsoring a
free fish fry and political rally
Saturday, August 9, at the
Kinard Community Center
located on Highway 73 South
in Kinard. All state and local
candidates are invited to attend
and meet the local citizens.
The .rally will start at 3:00
p.m. and food will be served at
5:00 p.m. Candidate speaking
will begin at 6:00. For more
information, contact Doyle
Daniels at 639-5011 or 718-
5218.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!


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 KidzJr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM wwwdtannscm/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
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
Located on Hwy 20 directly across from
Sub- Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Sunday School... 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM


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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 A

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


VBlountstown First

SAssembly 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


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Remembering our past:


Mary Elizabeth Shiver

You are invited to publish
your family history for free in
The Heritage of Calhoun
County, Florida A Grassroots
Family Histories Collection. '
This week, Robert Davis and
family share this story being
prepared for the book.
Mary Elizabeth Shiver,
Sage and Teacher .
She was born on October 8,
1893, to William Wyatt Parrish
and Nancy Holley. Uncle
Wyatt, her father, was a circuit-
riding Freewill Baptist minister.
He served several terms as
either County Commissioner or
School Board Member, back in
the day they made a whopping Dt 1. ..
$1 per year. He was also av-


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The County Record, JULY 30, 2008, Page 11




Blountstown's Logan Barbee serves as guest speaker






Extension teaching Iraqis bee trade


The Babil Extension Service
Office in Al Hillah hosted a
graduation ceremony on July
22 for 20 agriculture profession-
als who recently completed a
two-month training program.
The train the trainer program
was sponsored by the Babil
Extension Service, Babylon
Bee-Keepers Association,
Babylon University, Baghdad
University and the Babil
Provincial Reconstruction
Team (PRT). Many govern-
ment officials, family members
and guest attended this well
received ceremony.
Logan Barbee, Senior US
State Department Advisor and
Blountstown native, was guest
speaker. His remarks were well
received. Barbee stated that it's
through the educational institu-
tions, the teachers and educa-


Legal Notice
NOTICE OF APPUCATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT Clyde Carter
the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 496 Year of Issuance: 2001

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #21-
2N-11-0000-0045-0000. The North-Hal of the
Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of
Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 11 West,
Calhoun County, Florida.
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: Patricia D.
Tindall, 605 Blaine St., Van Wert, Ohio 45891.

Said Property being the County of CALHOUN,
STATE OF FLORIDA. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be SOLD to the
highest bidder at' the Courthouse door on the
14th day of August, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. CST.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of Circuit Court of
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
July 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 2008


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 IMPACT GLASS WIND
RETROFIT PROJECTS

Project Summary: The County of Calhoun is
seeking services to purchase and install impact
glass wind retrofit entry protection on three criti-
cal facilities. These projects are identified as the
Calhoun County .Critical Facility Impact Glass
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 impact glass wind retrofit
entry protection solution on three Calhoun
County Facilities.

Specifications for all three facilities can be
obtained at the 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
downloaded 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 12:00 p.m. (tT),
on Tuesday, August 05, 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, August 05,
2008, at 2:00 p.m. (CT).

The Board of County Commissioners reserves
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 12:00 P.M. (CT), Tuesday,
August 05, 2008 deadline will be deemed ineligi-
ble 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.


Legal Notice
CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN
PEAR STREET SIDEWALK PROJECT
PROJECT NO. 013.012

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS :

The City of Blountstown will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or corpora-
tion interested in constructing the:

CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN PEAR STREET
SIDEWALK PROJECT

No bid will be opened unless accompanied by
proof of Florida Department of Transportation
current certificate of qualification in the following
work categories Grading, Drainage and Specialty
Classes or work. This proof of qualification shall
be attached to the outside of the bid package.
Bids without the FDOT qualification letter on the
outside of the bid will not be opened,

Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 203 Aberdeen Parkway, Florida
32405, (850) 522-0644. The bid must conform
to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.

There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting held
at the office of Preble-Rish, Inc. at 203 Aberdeen
Parkway, Panama City Florida, 32405 at 9:00 am
CST, August 7, 2008.

Completion date for this project will be 75 days


tors that will help bring change
to Iraq. It's the working togeth-
er, as he was indicating with his
figures interlocked, of the Iraqi
civil society, the local and
Provincial governments, the
Universities and Ministries that
will help provide the services
that will restore Iraq to its place
of greatness in the Middle east.
All elements of Iraqi society
must work towards the same
goal, to bring peace and pros-
perity too Iraq.
The program was made pos-
sible by the cooperation and
contribution of many partners.
The PRT provided funding for
the training while the Babil
Extension Service provided
classroom space, supplies and
power. The universities of
Babylon and Baghdad each
sent one professor to help train


from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented
to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project on the specified date will be set at
$500.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, the bid number and what the bid is
for.

Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. (CST), on
August 21 st, 2008, at the City of Blountstown City
Hall at 20591 Central Avenue West, Blountstown,
Florida 32424, and will be opened and read
aloud on August 21st, 2008, at .2:00 p.m.
(CST) at the same address they are received.

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $200.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.

The City of Blountstown reserves the right to
waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or
reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in
their judgment will be in the best interest of the
City of Blountstown.

If you have any questions, please call Travis
Justice at (850) 522.0644 or via e-mail at jus-
ticet@preble-rish.com .


L. B. LEVERETT, JR.
Plaintiff,
-vs -

SCOTT WHITE
Defendant

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, under a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure of July 15, 2008, in the
above styled cause, I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash at the front ddor of the Calhoun
County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. (C.S.T) on August 21, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property:
E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 30,
Township 2 North, Range 11 West, Calhoun
County, Florida

Dated this 17th day of July, 2008.

RUTH W. ATTAWAY
CLERK OF COURT


the agriculture professionals.
The two-month program
provided the agriculture advis-
ers with techniques and strate-
gies which will provide multiple
benefits to the agriculture
industry in Babil. The newly
trained experts will assist new
and existing bee-keepers
throughout the region. With
this assistance, existing bee-
keepers will be able to increase
their productivity. Improving
and expanding bee-keeping
businesses in Babil will provide
many benefits. More bees will
lead to improved natural polli-
nation of many agricultural
crops and flowers which in turn
can eventually increase crop
yield by more than 40%. Also,
increasing the number of bee-
keepers will lead to greater
honey production resulting in


Legal Notice
BLOUNTSTOWN ROADWAY RESURFACING
PROJECT #013.039

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

The City of Blountstown will receive sealed bids
*from any qualified person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the requested servic-
es for the following project:

BLOUNTSTOWN ROADWAY RESURFACING

No bid will be opened unless accompanied by
proof of Florida Department of Transportation
(FDOT) current certificate of qualification in the
following work categories: 1) Flexible-Paving, 2)
Grading, 3) Drainage, 4) Hot Plant-Mixed
Bituminous Structural and Surface Courses, 5)
Specialty Classes of Work. This proof of qualifica-
tion shall be attached to the outside of the bid
package. Bids without the FDOT qualification let-
ter on the outside of the bid will not be opened.

Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 203 Aberdeen Parkway,
Panama City, Florida 32405, (850) 522-0644,
Cost for plans and specifications will be $ 200.00
per set and is non-refundable : Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.

The substantial completion date for this project
will be 100 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bidder and
fully complete with 120 days from the date of the
Notice to Proceed.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete the
project o6 the specified date, "ill be- set at'
$500.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid, for the "BLOUNTSTOWN ROADWAY
RESURFACING".

Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. Central
Standard Time, on August 26, 2008," at
the City of Blountstown City Hall, 20591 Central
Avenue West, Blountstown, Florida 32424, and
will be opened and read aloud after the bids have
been received. The City of Blountstown is an
Equal Opportuhity Employer/Handicapped
Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdiction.

The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3)
Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes and all
special and supplementary conditions of the
CDBG contract award (see specifications). A Bid
Bond in the amount of 5% of the Bid shall accom-
pany the Bid. The City of Blountstown reserves
the right to reject any and all bids. All Bids shall
remain firm for a period of sixty days after the
opening.


All bidders shall comply with al applicable State
ega N notice and local laws concerning licensing registration
Legal N ic and regulation of contractors doing business to
the State of Florida.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AD run date: July 30, 2008
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 08-111 CA Le ql i Notice


ROBERT W. RAGER
Plaintiff,
vs.

TERRY THOMAS THURMAN
Defendant

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby that pursuant to a Summary,
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 15th
day of July, 2008, in Case Number 08-111 CA of
the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit, in and for Calhoun County, Florida,
wherein ROBERT W. RAGER is Plaintiff, and
TERRY THOMAS THURMAN, is the Defendant, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front
door of the Calhoun County Courthouse,
Blountstown, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the 21st
day of August, 2008, the following described real
property, as set forth in the Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit:

Lots 19, 20, 29 and 30, in Block Two (2), of Lake
McKenzie Homes Subdivision, according to the
Official Plat thereof, filed for record on the 5th day
of September, 1961, and recorded in Plat Book
No. 1, Page 52, in the Deed Records of Calhoun
County, Florida.

AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESS-
FUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE
CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE
CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF
THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE
APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME
OF PAYMENT THE SUM REMAINING DUE
AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE
DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN
CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10)
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT
THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE
THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY
STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE.

DATED this 17th day of July, 2008.

RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of Court

Legal Notice
PUBLIC AUCTION

Mallory Towing and Recovery will hold a public
auction on August 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. (CT) on
a:

1994 Chevy S-10 Blazer, Green In Color
Vln# 1GNCS13W4R0135936

Auction will be held at Mallory Towing and
Recovery, Inc. at 18329 North Main Street, Hwy.
71 North in Blountstown. 850-674-2869.

Mallory Towing and Recovery reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST OF
VOTE TABULATING EQUIPMENT

The Calhoun County Canvassing Board will con-
vene at the office of the Calhoun County
Supervisor of Elections, 20859 Central Avenue
East, Room G-10, Blountstown, Florida, at 9:00
a.m. O6t Tuesday, August 5, 2008. The
Canvasding Board is convening for the testing of
ballot tabulating equipment to be used for the
August, 6, 2008, Primary Election. The board
may alt discuss other matters relating to the
August 6, 2008, Primary Election.

In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida,
this meeting will be open to the public.

MARGIE C. LARAMORE
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
CALHOUN COUNTY

NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states
that if a person decides to appeal any decision by
a board, agency, or commission with respect to
any matter considered at a meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.


Legal Notice
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
2nd Public Hearing Notice

The Town of Altha is applying to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a
grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization cat-
egory in the amount of $600,000 under the Small
Cities Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) Program. For each activity that is pro-
posed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low
and moderate income persons. The activities,
dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit
to low and moderate income persons for which
the Town of Altha is applying are: -
A d m i n i s t r a t i v e
$40,000.00- Engineering
$10,000.00- Water Plant Improvements
$400,000.00 Water Main
U p g r a d a s
$150,000.00* Map of the Town of Altha which
shows the locations of the proposed water sys-
tem improvements will be provided at the public
hearing.

The name of local government plans to minimize
displacement of persons as a result of CDBG
funded activities in the following manner:- During
the water plant construction and possible water
main upgrades one lane of traffic will be main-
tained open. No homes will be disturbed as a
part of this project.

Due to the locations of these proposed improve-
ments, no persons will be displaced as a result of
these planned activities. Should any citizen have
concerns about the displacement, they are


Pictured at a bee keepers training in Iraq are (from left) PhD from the Ministry of Education, Mohammed.
Al azdi (Bi-Lingual/Bi Cultural Advisor/Interpreter), Logan Barbee, U.S. State Department, PhD from the
Baghdad Bee Keepers Association, Instructor from University of Babil. Not shown to the left was Director
General of Extension and Representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture.


more jobs and income.
This train the trainer pro-


encouraged to contact the Town Hall to discuss
this matter.

A public hearing to provide citizens an opportuni-
ty to comment on the application will be held at
the Altha Town Hall, 25586 N Main St., Altha, FL
32421 on August 12, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. (Central
Time). A draft copy of the .application will be
available for review at that time. A final copy of
the application will be made available at the Altha
Town Hall, 25586 N Main St., Altha, FL 32421 on,
Monday through. Friday between the hours of
8:00 4:00 p.m. (Central Time) no more than 30
days after September 1, 2008. The application
will be submittedto DCA on or before September
29, 2008. To obtain additional information con-.
cerning the application and the public hearing,
contact Kristin Brown, Preble-Rish Consulting
Engineers, (850) 643-2771.

The.public hearing is being conducted in a hand-
icapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an interpreter for the hearing
impaired or the visually impaired should contact
the Town Hall, (850) 762-3280 at least five (5)
calendar days prior to the meeting and an inter-
preter will be provided. Any non-English speak-
ing person wishing to attend the public hearing
should contact the Town Hall,. (850) 762-3280 at
least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting
and a language interpreter will be provided. To
access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf
Persons (TDD) please call (850) 762-8983. Any
handicapped person requiring special accommo-
dation at this meeting should contact the Town
Hall at least five (5) calendar days prior to the
meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act
of 1989, the following disclosures will be submit-
ted to DCA with the application. The disclosures
will be made available by the Town of Altha and
DCA for public inspection upon request. These
disclosures will be available on and after the date
of submission of the application and shall contin-
ue to be available for a minimum period of five
years.

1. Other government (federal, state and local)
assistance to the project in the form of a gift,
grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment,
rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other
form of direct or indirect benefit by source and
amount;

2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all
developers, contractors, or consultants involved
in the application for assistance or in the planning
or development of the project or activity;

3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any
other persons with a pecuniary interest in the
project that can reasonably be expected to
exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request
(whichever is lower);

4. For those developers, contractors, consult-
ants, property owners, or others listed in two (2)
or three (3) above which are corporations, or
other entities, the identification and pecuniary
interests by corporation or entity of each officer,
director, principal stockholder, or other official of
the entity;

5. The expected sources of all funds to be pro-
vided to the project by each of the providers of
those funds and the amount provided; and

6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and
amount.


Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 07 331 CA

AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-

RODNEY V. ARMANINO A/K/A RODNEY
ARMANINO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RODNEY V. ARMANINO A/K/A RODNEY
ARMANINO; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
'UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant. i

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Calhoun County Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Calhoun County, Florida, described as:

The West 1/2 of East 1/2 of Northeast 1/4 of
Northeast 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 South,
Range 10 West,

The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4
of Northeast 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 South,
Range 10 West.

The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of Northeast.1/4 of
Northeast 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 South,
Range 10 West.

Together with all our undivided interest In and to
the access easements as described in Exhibit "A"
Attached hereto, and made a part hereof,

EXHIBIT "A"

Also: An access easement described as follows:

Begin at the Northeast Corner of Section 20,
Township 1 South, Range 10 West, Calhoun
Florida and run thence West along the Northerly
boundary of the Northeast quarter of the
Northeast Quarter of said Section 20 a distance
of 334 38 feet to the Northeast corner of the West


gram is part of the Provincial
Reconstruction Team's effort to


half of the East half of the Northeast quarter of
the Northeast Quarter of said Section 20; thence
continue West along said Northerly Boundary a
distance of 30.00 feet, thence North 30.00 feet;
thence North 89 degrees 25 Minutes 52 Seconds
East 650.33 feet; thence North 31 Degrees 48
Minutes 00 Seconds East 230.47 feet to the
Southwesterly Right of Way Boundary of a
County maintained roadway; thence South 45
Degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East along said
Southwesterly right of way Boundary a distance
of 30.81 feet; thence South 31 degrees 48 min-
utes 00 seconds*West 244.22 feet to Northerly
Boundary of the West half of the Northwest
Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 21,
Township 1 South, Range 10 West thence South
89 Degrees 25 Minutes 52 Seconds West along.
said Northerly Boundary a distance of 300.49
feet to the Point of Beginning.

ALSO: An access easement described in Official
Records Book 56 at Page 371 described as fol-
lows:

Commencing at a point approximately 932 feet
Southwest of Road No. 1 and Road No. 4 cross-
roads on the East side of Road No. 1 the Point of
Beginning; thence running in a Southeasterly
direction 460 feet, thence In a Southerly direction
to a point at the northwest corner of the
Alderman property, thence South 20 feet along
property line, thence in a Northerly direction 240
feet, thence in a Northwesterly direction 460 feet,
thence North 20 feet to Point of Beginning.

A/K/A
8655 RD 4 SW
Clarksville, FL 32430
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 SE
Central Avenue East,.Blountstown-, FL 32424 at
11:00 A.M.. CST on August 28, 2008.

DATED at CALHOUN County this 22nd day of
July, 2008.
Ruth W. Attaway
Clerk of Court
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or
(800) 59-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive'
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel:. (813) 915-8660
Fax: (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff


Legal Notice

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

PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-34PR
IN RE: Estate of JAMES A. PEACOCK, JR.,
Deceased,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The Administration of the estate of JAMES A.
PEACOCK, JR., deceased, whose date of death
was June 10, 2008, and whose social security
number is XXX-XX-2311, is pending in the Circuit
Court for CALHOUN County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 20859 East
Central Avenue, Blountstown, Florida, 32424.
The estate is intestate. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and the attor-
ney for the personal representative is set forth
below.

Any interested person on whom a copy of the
notice of administration is served who challenges
the qualification of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of the court is required to
file any objection with the court in the manner
provided In the Florida Probate Rules within the
time required by law or those objections are for-
ever barred.

Any person entitled to exempt property is
required to file a petition for determination of
exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED
BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROP-
ERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. A surviving spouse
seeking an elective share must file an election to
take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW.

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 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

The date of first publication of this notice is July
30, 2008.

WADE MERCER, Esq.
Douglas Wade Mercer, PA
4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida, 32446
(850)526-3633
FBN: 0059587.
Personal Representative/Attorney
For Personal Representative


iei Adve tiernts


facilitate sustained improve-
ment in the agricultural sector,
in Babil province. The PRT
has been actively involved in-
programs to improve produc-
tion of various commodities
such a fish, dates and honey.-
The PRT strives to combine
education and agriculture to
reestablish Babil's high quality.
agriculture and aquaculture
industries. The PRT is working,
with the Iraqi Extension.,
Service, to empower farmers-
with new technology, informa-
tion and training to better pro-
vide guidance to the rural Iraqi'
farmer. A similar program in
the 1930's helped to create a,
highly efficient and profitable-.
agricultural system across in the
United States.
The Extension service, when-
fully instituted, can one the
main training and educational
centers for the farmers and
their families. Extension works
with all elements of society to
bring adult, youth and family_
education to rural areas and
towns. Extension helps bring in'
new seed varieties; training,-
farming techniques, systems,
and strategies that helps.
agribusinesses and farming,
keep current with the times.
Many people don't realize
that Iraq is a very unique coun-
try for agriculture. Many peo-
ple of the world think of Iraq as
a desert country ,but Iraq 25
years ago, was an agricultural.
exporter, to the surrounding-
countries. It exported wheat,
barley, vegetables, fruit and its
number one export behind oil,
was and still is, Dates, some of-
the best in the world. Iraq has
two mighty rivers flowing down,
the middle of the country, the
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
No other Middle,- Eastern'
Arabic country has the'
resources, soils and water that,
this area of Iraq has. Babylon,
the Al Hillah area is where theL
Hanging Gardens, the Tower of.
Babil, was located; this area of,
Iraq wasn't called the Fertile,
Crescent, without reason.'
Farming began here in Babylon,
and its very appropriate and. fit-,
ting as well as a great honor, for:
us to be here today investing in"
the future of farming, where all
of our histories began, Barbee'
stated.


FHP to conduct:


license checks


during August

The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver
license and vehicle inspection-
checkpoints during the month'.,
of August in Calhoun County.,I
from sunrise to sunset at the,.
following locations:
V CR69 near Institution":'
Drive.
V SR73 north of CR392
V CR286 near Coe Road
V SR-71 near CR-274
V SR-71 near John Bailey"
Rd.
V SR-71 near Trailer City
V SR-71 near CR-275
t SR-71 near Chipola St.
V SR-69 near CR-274
V CR 274 near CR 167
V 11th street near Old-
Sawmill Rd.
V SR-73 near CR-287
V CR-274 near Chipolad.
River I
V SR-20 near Juniper,
Creek
VSR 73 near CR-392
VSR-20 near CR-1
VSR-71 near JP Peacock*
Road
VCR-167 near Walter
Pott's Road
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defec-,
tive vehicle equipment, troop-;
ers will concentrate their efforts'
on vehicles being operated with-
defects and' drivers violating.:
driver license laws of Florida.


Legal Notice Legal Notice
CALHOUN COUNTY CRICAL FACILITY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
IMPACT GLASS WIND RETROFIT PROJECTS FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
NOTICE TO-RECEIVE SEALED PROPOSALS IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
-' I .I I ` .: ; CASEINO:08-69-CAr







The County Record, JULY 30, 2008, Page 12


History: Mary Elizabeth Shiver cont'd


charter member of Dixie
Masonic Lodge in Blountstown
in 1904. He passed away at the
young age of 53 from Bright's
Disease (Diabetes), suddenly
on February 13, 1913. Mary's
mother, Nancy Marie Holley,
was a distinguished, person in
her own right. She served sev-
eral terms as a School Board
member and many years as the
Post Master of the Chipola Post
Office. It is much more than
coincidental that four consecu-
tive generations have served as
school teachers (and believe
me, this is a service), Nancy,
Mary, Inez, and Robert.
Mary Shiver was a Charter
Member of Union Church of
Chipola in 1921, aka Chipola
Church. This was Pentecostal
Holiness Church, and she


served as its first Secretary and
Treasurer. She served as the
Adult Class Sunday School
Teacher as long as she
remained at Chipola, and then
at the Blountstown Pentecostal
Church until she was approxi-
mately 90 years of age. She
served in the capacity of a
Sunday School Teacher for over
70 years. Many, many have
commented to this writer how
much her teachings meant to
them in their daily walk with
the Almighty:
Mary Shiver was very proud
of her "bones", her heritage.
She was proud of the fact that
she was the oldest living rela-
tive in Calhoun County of
Shadrick (Shade) Sutton.
However, she was misunder-
stood, and the story got a bit


garbled. She was not directly
descended from Shade, but
rather his nephew, James
Wiley, and Gatsey Ann, were
frequent visitors to river landing
that is now part of Blountstown.
They soon resettled here. The
second son of Solomon Sutton
was Jacob Sutton that was 21
years older than his fifth son,
Shadrick. Jacob's son, and
Shadrick's nephew, was James
Wiley Sutton. They were more


like brothers being close to the
same age. Jacob married
Louise Cotte and their second
child was Gatsey Ann Sutton,
who married Francis Franklin.
Gatsey's second child, Mary
Elizabeth, married Caleb
Joshua Holley.
My grandmother taught me'
many poems in my childhood,
many which remain a part of
my casual vocabulary. If you
are a Holley, or Halley, or kin,


Share your family story in history book
To share your family history story in The Heritage of Calhoun
County. Florida A Grassroots Family Histories Collection book.
contact Mary Lou Holley at 674-8860, email JLHolleyl @hot-
mail.com or Mary Ann Flowers at 674-3747, email maflow-:-
ers@gtcom net


remember this poem dedicated
to the children of Caleb and
Elizabeth Franklin Holley:
John, Pierce, and Polly
Susie, Nancy, and Molly
Emma, Tempe, and Charlie
and (Little) Joe, Holley
If you don't think you can
remember this, just consider, I
learned it while picking blue-
berries for grandma to make a
cobbler. Talk about a distrac-
tion! Anyway, Mary Shiver
was extremely proud of her
family. Her aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces, nephews, and
extended families, were fre-
quent visitors and always
remembered in fireside conver-
sations and prayers.
Mary Elizabeth Parrish
married Ashley Roberts Shiver
on April 25, 1909. Their first


born, a girl, was still-born, in
1911. Then, in odd year begin-
ning in 1913, was born Julian
Jefferson, James Wyatt, Lee
Vera, Susie Inez, Maude, and
Jessie Mae. Then, Theron
Ashley was born in 1926, and
lastly, Oliver Wendell, in 1932.
She often stated that her chil-
dren, and their children, were
the jewels that put the sparkle
in her crown.
There is no doubt the Mary
Elizabeth Shiver lived-up to the
legacy handed to her by each of
her parents, and left the world a
better place for her having
passed this way.
Sources: Susie Inez
(Shiver) Davis, Census, and
Birth & Death Records, and
minimally by Robert S. Davis


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The County Record,July 30, 2008, Page 13


PETS FOR SALE
Python for sale with cage with built
in lamp. Call 237-1558.

BOATS & MOTORS
1997 18 ft, Glastron Ski boat, 150
HP Johnson Fast Strike motor, red &
white, V-bow, walk thru windshield
with galvanized trailer and new tires,
excellent tires, $5500. Call 762-
8357.

CARS & TRUCKS
2000 Chevrolet Venture LT mini
van, white, 4 dr., bucket-leather
seats, rear air, 20 mpg in the city, 26
mpg on the highway, 174,072 miles,
$4,200. Call 674-6800 or 643-7794.
1988 Buick Regal, Best Offer. Call
'674-3264.

FOR RENT
Mobile home, 1 & 2 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.
Call 674-7616.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home in
Clarksville. $475/month. No pets.
Call 674-8725.
3 bedroom doLublewide trailer off
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Pocono Raceway
Track length: 2.5 miles
Banking in turns: 6-14 degrees
Banking in straights: 2 degrees
Seating capacity: 76,812
Year completed: 1968


A LOOK AHEAD:
* What: Sunoco Red Cross
Pennsylvania 500
* When: 1 p.m. ET Sunday
* Where: Pocono Raceway
* TV: ESPN


'A RACER'S




RACER'


Kyle Busch's success

a direct result of intense
focus and preparation
By RICK MINTER
Cox News Service
Atlanta
A tlanta Motor Speedway President
Ed Clark, a seasoned observer of
L ,NASCAR, said one of the big keys
to Kyle Busch's phenomenal season can
be found by checking the young driver's
agenda.
When he's not racing or testing his
Sprint Cup car, he's running a
Nationwide Series car or a Toyota
Tundra in the Craftsman Truck Series or
a Late Model at some short track.
Clark said that Busch's intense focus
on racing and that extra time behind the
wheel has helped him run up the stats he.
has posted this year a NASCAR
Modern Era-record 15 victories in a sea-
son. He set that mark with his latest
Nationwide Series victory, which came
on Saturday at O'Reilly Raceway Park in
Indianapolis, where he led all but three
laps to get his sixth Nationwide victory
of the season. He has seven in Sprint Cup
and two in the Craftsman Truck Series.
Kevin Harvick set the old mark in 2006
with five Cup and nine Nationwide victo-
ries.
"Kyle's a racer's racer," Clark said,
pointing out that Busch's second day of a
tire test last week at Atlanta Motor
Speedway was his 13th straight day of
driving a race car. And that was on what,
was supposed to be an off-week for
NASCAR's elite division.
"Kyle [Busch] talked about being in
Iowa, then Milwaukee and somewhere


roiuos uy IM/AvAlR
With his Nationwide victory at
O'Reilly Raceway Park on
Saturday (above), Kyle Busch
broke Kevin Harvick's single-
season record for most wins in
NASCAR's national series.

else after that."
Busch agrees and said that if Tony
Stewart or Ryan Newman or one of the
other drivers who is leaving an estab-
lished team for a new ride next year
asked him for advice, he'd tell them to do
what he did spend a lot of time in the
car.
"Testing is a big deal," Busch said.
"Just trying to get with your team and
get a lot of stuff going in the offseason
with the testing is important. Not really
so much the Daytona test, but with the
Vegas, California test we had there and
the Charlotte test.
"We went to some short tracks to try to


learn something for Martinsville and
Bristol, just trying to get all that squared
away and sorted out. Communication is
the biggest thing."
It was at a test at AMS last year, when
Busch received permission to test the Joe
Gibbs No. 18 car, even though he was still
driving Hendrick's No. 5, that the
NASCAR world got its first glimpse of
how good Busch could be in a car pre-
pared by Steve Addington and the crew
of the No. 18.
They sped straight to the top of the
speed charts as soon as the track opened
and stayed there nearly the whole ses-
sion.
"That was pretty good, but we've been
good and fast everywhere," Busch said.
Another veteran racing observer, re-
cently retired driver Dale Jarrett, said on
an ESPN teleconference last week that he
believes Busch's success also is due to his
mental and physical strength and to his
maturity.
"I think he's shown everyone that he
has a very strong mind, and he definitely
has the physical ability to do whatever it
takes to win these races," Jarrett said.
"Right now, he is the story in NASCAR
Sprint Cup racing, and he can be in the
Nationwide Series and the Trucks, when
he runs there. He's a great talent and a
young man who's really good for our
sport at this time."
And Jarrett said, despite what some
might think, Busch is a veteran in many
ways.
"You've seen the maturity on and off
the race track," Jarrett said. "Now that
might be hard for some people to believe
the way he goes about some of the antics
off the racetrack when he gets out of his
car and things, but I think what we're
seeing is a young man who's just very
comfortable with who he is and what's
happening now."


By RICK MINTER
Cox News Service
Who will be the next female
driver to make a big splash in
NASCAR?
That's what many in motor-
sports are wondering in a
year when several top names
have made their marks.
Danica Patrick grabbed
headlines by becoming the
first female to win a race in
the Indy Racing League.
Ashley Force received similar
attention for getting the first
NHRA Funny Car victory by
a female. And Melanie Troxel
became the first woman racer
to win in Funny Car and Top
Fuel.
Meet Samantha Taylor, a
19-year-old sprint-car racer-
from Bonney Lake, Wash.,
who is hoping that NASCAR
is next on her lists of achieve-
ments.
Taylor has been racing for


Contributed photo
Samantha Taylor, 19, is
turning her focus toward
.NASCAR.
13 years. She's a six-time
Grand National champion in
quarter-midgets and had two
victories in 2006 and 2007 and
was among the top four in
Ford Focus Midget points at
Grays Harbor Raceway in


Elma, Wash.
Late last year, her success
at Grays Harbor led to an op-
portunity to drive a sprint car
in the American Sprint Car
Series Rebel Region, a.
Southeastern-based circuit.
She's hoping to run well
enough to become a partici-
pant in NASCAR's Drive for
Diversity program, and she's
also a student of the Lyn St.
James Foundation for Female
Racers. Off the track, she
plans to pursue an engineer-
ing degree at Purdue
University, the alma mater of
Sprint Cup driver Ryan
Newman.
Taylor's best sprint-car fin-
ish has been a third at Milton,
Fla., and sue says the male-
dominated circuit is making
her feel welcome and offering
encouragement.
"I didn't think the guys
would be as understanding as
they have been," she said.


"They're really easy to talk
to, really nice. They haven't
said anything bad. I haven't
had any issues."
But it has been an adjust-
ment getting used to the high-
powered, high-speed sprinters.
"I'd never been in a sprint
car and never raced any of
these tracks, so it can be kind
of nerve-wracking, but it's
fun," she said.
One of her main role mod-
els, Kasey Kahne, grew up in
Enumclaw, Wash., just five
minutes from Taylor's home.
He used open-wheel sprint
cars as a springboard to
NASCAR, just as Taylor
wants to do.
"I met him quite a few
times," she said. "I met Tony
Stewart, too. Both of them
are good guys to be around."
To follow Taylor's career
visit her Web site, which she
maintains, at
www.samanthataylor.net.


Rick Minter's
OBSERVATIONS
Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Pocono.

Jimmie Johnson returns to form
After an uncharacteristically slow start to his sea-
son, two-time and defending Sprint Cup champion
Jimmie Johnson appears to be back in champi-
onship form as evidenced by his dominating per-
formance in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
Johnson won the pole, led the most laps and held
off Carl Edwards to get his second victory in the
prestigious race and a giant boost in his bid for a
third-straight championship.
He said afterward that his performance at Indy
indicates his team has hit its stride.
"It's a good. sign of it," he said.
But the event likely won't be remembered as
much for Johnson's victory as for the tire troubles
that plagued the race and forced NASCAR to throw
numerous competition caution flags to allow teams
to change tires before they blew out. Green-flag runs
often lasted 10 laps or less, and 52 of 160 laps were
run under caution.
Second-finishing Carl Edwards joined many driv-
ers in acknowledging that the race wasn't up to
NASCAR's usual standards.
"Thanks to the fans for putting up with this," he
said. "It's going to get better."
Said Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "It was all we could do
besides loading up and going home."
NASCAR makes midseason change
In the not-so-distant past, it wasn't uncommon for
NASCAR's rules writers to tweak the specs in mid-
season to slow down the
faster manufacturers or
speed up the slower ones. SPRINT CUP
But in recent years, mid- STANDINGS
stream rules changes have STANDIN
been rare. 1. Kyle Busch
So last week's announce- 3.004; leader
ment that Toyota teams in 32 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
the Nationwide Series 2.751 ; behind: -253
would have to run a more 3. Jeff Burton
restrictive carburetor spac- 2.733; behind: -271
er caught many by sur- 4. Jimmie Johnson
prise. 2.689; behind: -315
The change knocks 5. Carl Edwards
about 15 horsepower off 2,684: behind: -320
the Toyota powerplants. 6. Jell Gordon
Nonetheless, Kyle Busch 2.544: behind: -460
dominated the next 7. Greg Biffle
Nationwide race at 2.460: behind: -544
O'Reilly Raceway Park, 8. Denny Hamlin
leading 197 of 200 laps to 2,453; behind: -551
get his sixth Nationwide 9. Kasey Kahne
victory and Toyota's 15th 2,441: behind: -563
of the season. Busch said 10. Tony Stewart
the rules change actually 2,399; behind: -605
helped him in the race, be- 11. Matt Kenseth
cause on a slick short 2,366: behind: -638
track, too much horsepow- 12. Clint Bowyer
er can lead to spinning 2,362: behind: -642
tires, which lower overall
speeds.
"I was kind of disappointed," Busch said in his
winner's interview. "I feel like those 15 horsepower
cost me the pole. I really want to thank all my com-
petitors out there for the complaining they did be-
cause they gave me some traction control.... I felt
like that was a good key for us by being able to get
off the corners a little bit better."
And he didn't sound too pessimistic about the up-
coming races on superspeedways, where every sin-
gle horsepower helps.
"All around, we'll see how it goes at the big
tracks," he said.
Stewart makes sentimental choice
Tony Stewart has an interesting personality -
'some might say personalities. He can be quite the
hot-head, as evidenced by his occasional confronta-
tions on and off the track. But he also can be a senti-
mental softy as evidenced by the car number he
chose for his team next year.
It's the No.14, the same as his hero, A.J. Foyt.
"I'm going to be really happy to run A.J.'s number
next year and see if we can have the same success
that he's had in it," Stewart said during a press con-
ference to announce his new number and his new
primary sponsors, Office Depot, Old Spice and
Chevrolet.
Stewart said he intended to call Foyt and let him
know his plans ahead of time, but lost his cellphone
while on vacation.
"But I spoke with somebody last night who had
spoken to him about it, and he's pretty excited about
it," Stewart said.


NUMERICALLY
SPEAKING


42 The number of points between
points leader Kyle Busch and
S12th-place Clint Bowyer, who
holds the final spot eligible for
the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

1 4 Car-owner points separating
Michael McDowell's team and
the No. 66 of Scott Riggs,
which holds the 35th and final
position eligible for a
guaranteed starting spot for this
week's race at Pocono.
Brickyard 400 winners who have
gone on to win the series
championship in the past nine
years (Jeff Gordon in 1998 and
2001, Dale Jarrett in 1999,
Bobby Labonte in 2000, Tony
Stewart in 2005 and Jimmie
Johnson in 2006).
Points positions lost by Kevin
Harvick at Indianapolis. from ninth
in the standings to 13th, the most
of any Chase contenders.


CATCHING UP WITH...


RYAN NEWMAN


Ryan Newman, driver of the
No. 12 Alltel Dodge for Penske
Racing, has announced that
he's leaving his current team,
the only one he's ever driven
for in the Sprint Cup Series, at
season's end. He recently dis-
cussed his situation with re-
porters at Indianapolis Motor
Speedway Here are excerpts,
compiled by Rick Minter of
Cox News Service.

Q. Where do you stand with
your plans for next year?
A. I'm leaving Penske
Racing. I don't have a contract
to drive anyplace else right
now. There's nothing on paper.
I have offers, and I'm choosing
the best one.
Q. What is your reaction to
[former teammate] Rusty
Wallace's comments that you
were fired from Penske
Racing?
A. I don't know what Rusty's
grounds are or what he's trying


to prove by saying that. It was-
n't the case, point blank. Roger
[Penske] and I decided mutual-
ly not to continue, and it was
more of my decision than it
was his. I said that our goals
didn't align, and for that rea-
son and that reason alone, we
decided not to continue after
2008.
Q. How big of a distraction is
your decision-making process?-
A. The future is somewhat of
a distraction, but it's some-
thing that I need to take time
with, and it's mandatory that I
focus on it. I fdel bad for the
guys on the Alltel Dodge [team]
because I don't want to take
away from them from a per-
formance standpoint. I don't
feel that it is [a distraction]
when I'm in the race car, but
obviously outside the race car,
it takes some effort to manage
the situation.
Q. How much of a concern is


Ryan Newman (left), driver of the No. 12 Dodge, talks
with NASCAR President Mike Helton during qualifying
for last week's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


it if one of the cars you are
considering isn't in the top 35
in car owner points and there-
fore not assured of starting
spots for races?
A. It's an issue, but not a big
issue. Obviously the people
that are outside the top 35
know that and want to get in
the top 35. We don't even know
what the rule is going to be
next year as far as the top 35, or
whatever it may be. The bottom
line is that if it requires build-


ing a team and building an or-
ganization, so be it. I've been in
that position before, and I want
to build something that is good
for me and something for the
organization that I'm a part of.
Q. Do you feel like you're
under any pressure to get a
deal done soon?
A. I feel that there isn't nec-
essarily pressure, but time is of
the essence the sooner the
better."

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