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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: County record
Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: October 29, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Voters continued to turn
out in record numbers this
week with 1198 casting bal-
lots as of press time
Tuesday morning.
Early voting continues
through Saturday from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at
the Elections Office in the
basement of the courthouse.
If you don't make it to early
voting, polls will be open on
the official election day,
ITuesday, Nov. 4, at
precincts across the county
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters are reminded to
bring their photo and signa-
ture identification with
them to the polls. A sample
ballot can be found on page
16 of this issue.



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Mr. Elbert Shelton, a local
retired businessman, present-
ed a check for $20,000 to
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital on
Friday, October 23rd. The
ceremony was conducted in
the Dining Hall of the hospi-
tal. Mr. Shelton made his kind
and generous donation to Mr.
Laddie Williams, Chairman of
the local Hospital Association
Board.
Mr. Shelton's father, Mr.
Charley Wilson Shelton was
Chairman of 'the Calhoun
County Board of
Commissioners in 1960 when
the hospital opened. Mr.
Shelton stated his Father was


extremely interested in get-
ting the hospital built realizing
the importance of such an
institution to the entire com-
munity. He, stated he was
making his donation in the
same spirit, also realizing how
vital the hospital is to the
area.
Mr. Elbert remarked his
father was in various business-
es, including farming, espe-
cially timber and turpentine.
He conducted much of this
business in the Clarksville and
Mossy Pond area, where Mr.
Elbert was born.
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The Calhoun County Health Department celebrated Breast
Cancer Awareness Month with Wear Pink Day last Tuesday.
Winners included (from left) Most pink items Jodi Granger,
Most Creative Bonita Grantham, and Most Beautiful Yolanda
Cooper. Watch for more photos next week.,

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Iijured soldier back

in states, improving
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Blountstown native TY
Edwards, who was injured
recently in Afghanistan, is on a
slow road to recovery at a
Maryland hospital.
Lt. Col.' Edwards, who was
shot in the head nearly two
weeks ago, is showing signs of
improvement. In a post Sunday
on the Caring Bridge website,
'Ty's wife, Anna notes, "Today,
Ty began to follow us a bit with
his eyes. It was wonderful to see! He appears to be focus-
ing on us more. He is breathing entirely on his own. His
lungs sound great and he's taking deep, full breaths.
Tomorrow, he will have another EEG to assess brain activ-
ity. Please pray that we'll hear good results."
To follow his progress or send a message of support, go
to www.caringbridge.org/visit/tyedwards


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JIM PICRON MEIIORIAL HwY. DEDICA I
The late County Commissioner Jim Pickron was
remembered Friday at a ceremony,in his honor.
County Road 10 was dedicated to Pickron who .
worked tirelessly to get this stretch of highway
paved. His efforts paid off and the road was fitting-
ly named the Jim Pickron Memorial Highway.
Above, family and friends surround his widow,
Beth Pickron, as officials recall Jim and his dedi-
cation to the county. At right, Sheriff David Tatum, .
Commissioner Truman Grant;. Clerk of Court Ruth
Attaway, Cormmissioner Beth Pickron (who was
appointed to her late husband's district 5 seat),
Commissioner Dan Wyrick, and Emergency
Management Director Sonny O'Bryan pose with the
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BY. KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Two Altha brothers have
been arrested in a string of bur-
glaries that occurred in recent
months in the Shelton Comer
Community.
Joshua LaFollette, 17, who
is being charged as an adult,
and his brother, Christopher
LaFollette, 19, 'were arrested
Oct. 24 and charged with bur-
glary and grand theft.
The pair are accused in two
commercial burglaries and one
residential burglary that
occurred in August and
September. A search of their
home turned up firearms, com-
puter speakers, radio speakers,
a telescope and other missing
items.
Anyone in the Shelton
Comer Community who owns
firearms is asked to verify they
are still in possession of their
guns since several were recov-
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draws criticism
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A photo taken following a
recent drug bust has caused a
bit of controversy during a heat-
ed political race.
Over the past week, a photo
of Calhoun County Sheriff's
Deputy Eddie Dalton and Lt.
Mark "Kipper" Mallory has
reportedly been circulating
over text messages and emails.
The photo depicts the officers
holding a bag of pot and scales
seized from a Calhoun County
home during a drug bust. They
are shown holding the items in
front of a truck parked at the
home bearing a magnetic sign
of Sheriff David Tatum's oppo-
nent, Mike Carpenter. A
tagline on top of the photo
states, "We Don't Like Mike".
. The email made it's way to
The County Record this week.
Sheriff Tatum confirmed he
became aware of the photo last
week and attempted to stop it
from circulating. The County
Record learned Carpenter may
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The Cochrans come from a long list of military services.
Our son Ryan Cochran serves with the U.S. Navy and our
daughter Carrie Deese is in the U.S. Army.
Calhoun County has many young people serving to
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To the Editor: to the churches who took part in
There seems to be some con- this would be, why are you
fusion on Amendment 2 that preaching about this amend-
will be on the November 4 bal- ment instead of the word of
lot, and I wanted to take the God? What about divorce and
time to provide some clarity on adultery and those other sins?
this issue. The amendment Last time I checked this
reads: "Inasmuch as marriage is amendment was not in the
the legal union of only one man Bible, which is what you are at
and one woman as husband and church to learn, you are there to
wife, no other legal union that is get closer to God and learn his
treated as marriage or the sub- word which does indicate that
stantial equivalent thereof shall all sins are equal and God him-
be valid or recognized." self chooses who will enter his
When one thinks of marriage pearly gates.
they usually think of a man and Amendment 2 could force
a woman who are in love and seniors to choose between
willing to spend the rest of their important benefits like sharing
lives together. However, there health care and important gov-
are times when mei and ernment benefits. People keep
women decide not to get mar- saying this bill is all about gay
ried, for personal reasons, yet marriage but in reality it is
still spend their lives together, about all of us. Everyone
Voting YES on amendment 2 unmarried is at risk if this
will ruin any chance these peo- amendment passes, homosexu-
ple have at sharing everything al, heterosexual, bisexual, tri-
they have with their significant sexual, asexual it does not mat-
other. ter. No one is secure even if you
One man and one woman are "one man and one woman"
who are bound together by married for 57 years, you could
marriage can share car/health risk the loss of all benefits when
insurance, visit one another in one of you die. So think about
the hospital, become more eligi- yourself and your children and
ble for financial aid, along with grandchildren, when you go to
a multitude of other things that vqte make sure you make the
become available for people right choice for yourself and not
who are fortunate enough to be for anyone else.
married. However, not every- On one side: Backers who
one has the option of marriage, say a constitutional ban is need-
or because of personal beliefs or ed to ward off "activist judges"
experiences has chosen not to and "homosexual groups" who
be married, but should still be might overturn existing state
able to live their lives happily law prohibiting same-sex mar-
and not worry if the govern- riages. On the other: Opponents
ment is going to come in and who say the murky amendment
dictate how they live. language threatens domestic
Amendment 2 puts the govern- partnership benefits and other
ment where it does not belong rights of unmarried couples,
regulating the personal relation- both straight and gay.
ships of Floridians. There are always two sides
One of the reasons people do to every story...make sure you
not believe in marriage or chose know them both.
not get married is because the *I got my information from
divorce rate is so high and last I the following sites*
checked heterosexuals are the http://www.yes2marriage.org/
only known cause of divorce. http://www. sayno2.com/
Some may not be able to afford http://bulletin.aarp.org
a marriage license, or maybe
someone has been in a. marriage Jolene Schmarje
but lost a spouse and would Bristol
rather not marry again. Every
unmarried Floridian will be
impacted by this amendment Dear Editor,
especially divorced or widowed Last Thursday, I attended
seniors and public employees the Calhoun, Cqpunty Sheriff's..
41o, under existing programs, debate for .the 200, gqneral
VT'f bex- ,- -.:s -,- ,te' -4 fr '. 2 8 ea ..
can share some benefits such as election where.candidates were
hlspittA n pri lege'n-dil'" 'sked,' a~inog othbr -things;
health care coverage without about accountability and public
being married. Some Florida relations. I take issue with
counties such as Broward and Sheriff Tatum's response to
Palm Beach along with the these questions based upon my
cities of Gainesville and Miami own experience with the
Beach, offer Domestic Sheriff's Department under
Partnership Registries. Most him.
Florida universities and more Sheriff Tatum answered
than half of the Fortune 500 these questions by discussing
companies offer Domestic the problems with him and his
Partnership benefits. These staff that the media has report-
benefits would be placed at risk, ed on. He said that.he has been
if not abolished, if this amend- forthcoming with information,
ment passes. and responded to this .coverage
People have signs in their, with letters and interviews. He
yards saying, "One Man One did not address the issues of
Woman" in this century mar- accountability and public rela-
riage is not pure, it is not pro- tions that concern me, specifi-'
tected or even respected, yet cally citizen's access to public
there are no laws preventing records as required under


heterosexuals from abusing
their PRIVILEGE to get mar-
ried and getting the benefits
that go- along with it.
Amendment 2 claims to ban
"gay marriage" but Florida
already has multiple laws say-
ing same-sex marriage is illegal.
Not just one, but we as
Floridians have FOUR laws
saying that prohibit this
(Florida Statute 741.04,
Florida Statute 741.212,
Florida Statute 741.212,
Florida Statute 74,1.212). This
amendment is not meant to tar-
get homosexuals and by voting
'yes' you are not affecting them
in Florida. If they have chosen
to live here they already know
they can not get married. This
amendment is indeed targeting
"one man one woman" relation-
ships that have chosen for per-
sonal reasons not to join togeth-
er in marriage, but live together
in peace.
I would also like to talk
about the,church view on this
amendment. -I found this
excerpt on Yes2Marriage.org
and it was a little disturbing to
know that no longer is church
about worship. One should not
use the church to impose their
political or personal views on
others. "The Yes2Marriage
group sent out an "urgent" e-
mail last week calling on pastors
to preach in favor of the amend-
ment on Oct. 19. It's calling the
date "Stand for Marriage
Sunday." The group is also sell-
ing $150 "church action kits,"
with yard signs, bumper stick-
ers, fliers, sample sermons and
a DVD to show in church." By
all means, religions have the
right not to sanction or perform
same-sex marriages and indi-
viduals have every right to con-
sider them wrong. My question


of these reports would cost
$5.00 a page. (For 260 calls,
the cost he quoted for these
records. would have been
$1300.) When I-asked him for
the statutory authority for this
charge, he referred me to the
specific Statute, apparently
assuming that I would not refer
tocthe actual Statute myself. In
ac Iity, and as I expected, I
entitled receive these
records at no cost. Even after I
corrected him as to the require-
ments of the "Public Records
Act," he refused to provide
these records until Jerry
Brown, Channel 13's "Problem
Solver," got involved.
When I received the incident
reports, I was surprised to see
that of the 260 animal com-
plaints for a one-year period,
more than one-fourth (28%)
were "livestock in the road."
Since I have yet to see an inci-
dent of "livestock in the road"
in the many years that I have.
driven County roads, I request-
.ed the actual audio recordings
of these animal complaints.
Under the law, I was also enti-
tled to them at no cost and with-
out restriction, except that iden-
tity of the caller was to be
redacted for a month after the
call. For these records, he quot-
ed a cost of $5.00 to $10.00 a
record, or $1300 to $2600 for
my request.
Florida's "Public Record
Act'! and other freedom of infor-
mation laws serve the impor-
tant, public policy of making
access to public records an
essential government service.
Sheriff Tatum, and the Sheriff's
Department under him, makes
a compelling case for why
Florida has some of the most
expansive "Public Records"
laws in the country. As citizens,
we must insist on compliance
with these laws. There can be
no true accountability of gov-
ernment officials and functions
without them.
Sincerely,
Patti L. Wood
Frink

Dear Editor:
The news lately has been
filled with troubling stories
about elders .and, others scaling
back ron i their medications in.,
order to make ends ,meet.
When Floridians are forced to
choose between groceries and
medications, their health and
well-being ultimately suffer.
One of our main goals at the
Department of Elder Affairs is
to take preventive measures to
improve the health and quality
of life for older Floridians, and
this includes programs that can
help seniors as they wrestle
with the high cost of medica-
tion,
Our Serving Health
Insurance Needs of Elders pro-
gram, or SHINE, provides free
and unbiased counseling
regarding prescription drug
l assistance,' as well as other
health care matters. A network
of volunteer counselors can'help


Florida's "Sunshine Laws." seniors navigate heath options,
Apparently, Sheriff Tatum's which can be especially useful
definition of accountability and as Florida elders go through
public relations only include Medicare's annual election
."damage control" With the period. That period, which
media. ". .begins November 15, is elders'
As founder of the Calhoun opportunity to decide which
County Humane Society, I Medicare plan best fits their
wanted to review the specific- -needs and their budgets.
incident reports of animal corn- ,SHINE counselors can help
plaints for a one-year period, seniors find the best, most
(Recognizing the importance of ai ordable option for obtaining
citizens' access to public low-cost, and sometimes even
records, our laws do not require no-cost, prescriptions. They can
citizens to give a reason for any also discuss, other assistance
public records request.) Sheriff such as Florida's Discount Drug
Tatum first told me that copies Card, which is designed to


Thanks, Donnie & Devorah Donaldson,

for allowing me to capture your special day.


lower the cost of prescriptions
for qualifying Floridians age 60
and older who don't already
have prescription drug cover-
age.
With more than 400 SHINE
counselors in Florida, there is
no reason seniors have to miss
out on professional one-on-one
help. To meet with a- SHINE
counselor near you, call the
"Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-
800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-
5337).

Secretary E. Douglas Beach
Florida Department of
Elder Affairs
Tallahassee

To the Editor:
Who wouldn't think conserv-
ing pristine land is .the next best
thing to "cookies and milk"?
Honestly? Answer: Those of us
who think we're being given
"sour milk" with our cookies
(Amendment 4)!
Try explaining to hundreds
of thousands of your organiza-
tion's membership, how allow-
irig a property owner's land
(market value of $13 million)
currently paying only $20,000
in agricultural assessed proper-
ty taxes, that .we should give
them zero taxes. THEN their
membership is responsible to
make up the shortfall to meet
county and city services,
employees payrolls, and other
expenses. Where's the logic?
We the people were disre-
spected when the Florida Tax
Reform Committee failed to
provide the standard "financial.
impact analysis" of
Amendment 4. Organizations
and county property tax.
appraisers are shaking their
heads: What's it going to cost
.us? Some say, more (than the
recent .personal property tax
relief!
A January 31, 2008 article
in the St. Petersburg Times by
Steve Bousquet, Tallahassee
Bureau Chief, notes:
"If voters agree (with
Amendment 4), thousands of
acres worth billions of dollars
could be saved from develop-
ment. But the property also
would vanish from tax rolls of


counties already coping with
reduced revenues after last
year's tax rate rollback."
Another South Florida coun-
ty responded to my recent sur-
vey of appraisers indicating that
the impact could be a whopping
13% reduction in taxes for
them. Jefferson County already
indicate a possible $400,000
hit! Citizens are extremely con-
cerned about the tax increase
implications!
The Florida AFL-CIO
(500,000 members statewide)
indicates: "Our careful monitor-


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The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page 6


Lady Cats down Gators


in re


season finale


BY JIM MclNTOSH

Not only did the Altha Lady
JV Wildcats do their part in bat-
tling breast cancer last Monday
but they also did work on the
Wewa Lady JV Gators and
defeated them, 25-6 and 25-7.
Aerial Folsom opened up a
6-0 lead for Altha in Game 1.
Kimberly Wiltse extended the
Lady Wildcats lead to 14-3 with
her 5 straight service points.
Aerial would finish off Wewa
,with her 5 straight service
points.
The Lady JV Wildcats start-
ed slowly in Game 2 only lead-
ing 6-3 until Kimberly Wiltse
put the game out of reach at 19-
4 with her 12 straight service
points.
The Top Lady Cat in scoring
was Kimberly Wiltse who had a
season high 17 service points
along with 4 aces. Aerial
Folsom was good for 13 service
Points and 5 aces. Marissa
Coleman chalked up 3 service
points and an ace. Angela
Waldron was good for 2 service
; points and Sharlyn Smith
added a service point.
The Lady JV Wildcats
** _______l_


ended the season with a
remarkable 16-5 record. Coach
Carylee Sewell did a great job
of getting these girls to ready to
play each match as a cohesive
unit. Coach Sewell developed
their mental toughness that was
evident by the fact that they
only played 5 3-game matches


during this season. The rest of
the time they defeated their
opponents in 2 straight games.
They lost 3 of those 3-game
matches and 2 of those 3 losses
were to 3A schools, Florida
High and Marianna. .
GREAT JOB, GIRLS, WE
ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!


liberty Mud Dawgs




playing fall baseball


The Liberty county Mud
Dawgs have played four games
in a fall baseball season for the
15-18 year old team.
The Liberty County team
met Marianna October 14 and
split a double-header. The
Mud Dawgs won the first
game4-3 with Jordan Reddick,
Garret Johnson, Jeremy Shuler,
and -'Jason --Hicks "doing -the'
'pitching... Shuler, Johnson and
'"Sbcbtty Brown had rbi's and
Brenton Bailey slapped a dou-


ble. pitched well for Liberty County.
Marianna won the second Ethan Ammons homered for
game 8-1. Reddick had a pair the only Mud Dawg run.
of hits and Jason Hicks drove in Game two saw Mosley win
Liberty County's run in game 6-2. Reddick and Jake Shuler
two. pitched for Liberty County and
On October 21 the Mud Reddick and Ryan Travis drove
Dawgs traveled to Panama City in the Mud Dawg runs.
for a double-header with A doubled header with
Mosley. Mosley won both Rutherford was rained out on
games. . -.. ... --, the -2.1st of.Octoben **
" The"first" contest saw the The Mud Dawgs played :at
" honie te-am win 3-T 'R7yan .Mfiadni"ill Ta sdiay -Otober
Travis, and Shalen Pattell 28th.


iBlountstown wins 2 of 3



in youth football action

The Blountstown Tiger
youth football teams crossed the
river on JIesday October 20th -
and took two of the three Big
Bend League ganmies played
that night.
Blountsto.wn Aon the Teeny
Mite game 14-0. Kevan
Godwin scored the Blountstown
touchdowns on runs of 10, and
60 yards.
Liberty County took the
Tiny Mite game 8-0 as J.J.
House scored their touchdown
on a 30-yard run and also ran in
the 2-point conversion. House
also had 2 pass interceptions.
'IbTmmy Hatcher and Kyle '
Holcomb had 5 tackles each
and Milo Brown recovered a
fumble for the Liberty County
defense.
Blountstown won the Pee -
Wee game 8-0. Jesse Hall raced "
35-yards to score the Tiger -
touchdown and Hall also had a
Pass interception. Tanner .
SPeacock had a good night at
quarterback for Blountstown. ''.-
Hunter Jacobs, D.J.
Pittman, Chuck Morris, and team will play in Saturday November 1. The
Will Hosford made outstanding Chattahoochee Thursday night Pee Wees play at 10 am fol-
defensive plays for Liberty October 28th at 6 pm. lowed by the Tiny Mites at 11
County. All three Liberty County am, and the. Teeny Mites at
Liberty Counties Tiny Mite teams will be in Sneads noon.




program; games planned this week


Two days of soccer action
were rained out last week in the
Liberty County Recreation
Department program.
The only games were played
on Tuesday.
In the 'Kickers League that
flay SWAT Black defeated
SWAT Maroon 2-0 as Carlin
Sloat and Regan Todd scored
goals.
The Booters League game
that day went to SWAT Garnet
over SWAT Black 6-0. Lee
Lowery booted in 4 goals for
Garnet and Ro Hinson had 2
'goals.
This week's schedule:


KICKERS LEAGUE
Thurs. 10-30 6pm Maroon-
Black
Mon. 11-03 6pm Maroon-
Gold (Make-up game)
Tues. 11-04 6pm Gold-
Black (Make-up game)


BOOTERS LEAGUE
Thur. 10-30 6pm Gold-
Garnet
Mon. 11-03 6pm Gold-
Black
Tues. 11-04 6pm Black-
Garnet


Volleyball league organizing
The Liberty County court for league play.
Recreation Department will Churches interested must
organize a Church League contact the Liberty County
Volleyball Co-Ed League if Recreation Department (643-
enough interest is shown. 2175) by noon Friday
STeams will have to have 3 November 7 so an organization
males and 3 females on the meeting can be set up.


Caitlyn Bruner and Hannah
Waldorff stepped onto the court Sponsored by
for their last regular season
home game last Monday First Baptist Church of Blountstown
because it was Senior Night for b
the Altha Lady Varsity Wildcats Assisted y mmunityChurches
(6-14). They and their team-
mates made it a memorable one
as they defeated the Wewa Boys & Girls in Grades 1-6
Gators in a 5-game match.
Serving first in Game 1 for
Altha, Waldorff reeled off 5
straight service points to give
her team a 6-2 lead.: Next,
Emily Brooks made it a 10-3
game and Rebekah Wiltse gave
her Lady Wildcats a 16-6 lead
with her 5 straight service
points. Altha's lead grew to 13,
24-9, courtesy of Cortney
Harris's 4 straight service
points. Wewa's return of
Harris's. fourth serve out. of
bounds gave the Lady Wildcats
a 25-11 win.
Altha lost their focus in
Game 2 and Wewa tied the G
match with a 25-17 victory. ads( 21 (Seven games
In Game 3 Wewa held a 7-4 r- Stre, Feb.2th T1 :.
lead until Christy Simmons tied ost:. Bas I 50.
it at 9 with her 4 straight serv- Cheek
ice points. The score remained pe
tied until the Lady Gafors'ent .I
back on top,'15-13. They
. stretched it to a 5-point lead .
and that's when Altha began to

See LADY WILDCATS, page 13




Vote For


'Tommy McClellan
.for

Superintendent of Schools

c Four years ago you should have received a letter
from Mary Sue Neves that was addressed, "Dear
Concerned Taxpayer." Hereare some of the direct
quotes from her letter:
S"In order to keep up with new building needs, as .
well as repairs to existing Calhoun County Schools
facilities, the proposal of a 2-mill increase in property
tax in the nearest future is a possibility. As life-long -
resident and property owner in Calhoun County, I --
believe there are other resources that should be
explored before increasing our property taxes'. Under
Superintendent McClellan's 2-mill increase proposal .
,the property owner's school tax will increase by over ic
49% over a two-year period. Two questions
immediately come to mind. First, have all other
avenues, such as budgetary management styles as
well as fiscal review and adjustments, been
considered? Second, can we as property owners
j^ afford another tax increase? Now is the time for a
change in leadership."
Also, a letter went out to Calhoun County school personnel which read, "Dear Educator, are
you.aware of the use of monies for salaries of erhployees of Calhoun County School System?
These records are public knowledge. Check the facts. Are you receiving your fair share of the
budget?"
Also, I was accused of increasing my salary 17% during my 4 years of office. First of all, the
superintendent salary is set by the state as is the salary of all constitutional officers in the court
house. I did have 2 incentive programs which did increase my salary to $91,434 of which $8000
of the total was due to those incentives I earned from the state through training programs. My
opponent has a salary of $99,484 with the same 2 incentive programs. That was a cheap shot
to make it look like I set my own salary, which wasn't true. Neither of us have any control over
the proposed salary.
Also, I did not propose a 2-mill tax increase. Also, my 2004-2005 total budget was
$19,925,994.81 compared to Mrs. Neves' 2007-2008 budget of $26,508,355.60. During the
Same period, district directors have increased from $66,160 to $72,920. BHS principal from.
$73,197 to $80,675.
Since my term we have added reading coaches, a job coach, an assistant to the assistant .
superintendent, an assistant principal to the CARE program with around 15-20 students while
Carr School with around 300 students has no assistant principal.
You were told, if you vote for Tommy McClellan, your taxes will increase and the district will try
Friends, I tried to be conservative and we kept a $5,000,000 reserve balance to fall back on.
Now our reserve balance is about half that amount with nothing to show for it but more
promises. I don' t to use negative campaigning, but I have to reveal the truth and compare
f the 2 administrations and let the voters decide. However, I do agree with the statement that said
we need a change.
Lately, my mind has been on my nephr v, a proud marine of 16 years who was wounded in
Afghanistan with a shot to the head ar .en in a coma ever since. I have campaigned hard to
win your confidence, but lately my priorities have been on my family. I was not intentionally
ignoring my voters. God, family, and friends come first and everything else falls in line
somewhere after that. I count the people of Calhoun County as family and friends and I will treat
Syou as such if elected. Your kids will also be my kids. Your schools my schools. My office your
office
/ need your support. Please get out and vote for your favorite candidates. Each vote
is of great importance. God bless you all and God bless the U.S.A. S
Tommy McClellan
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The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page7





Tigers fall to Bozeman, 13-12


For three and one half quar-
ters Friday night, the
Blountstown Tigers appeared
to be on their way to their sec-
ond consecutive victory. Then
a punt snap sailed over the pun-
ters head. setting up a quick
Bozeman touchdown. The
Tigers failed to pick up a first
down after the Bozeman touch-
down, punted, then could not
stop Bozeman from driving 80
yards for the winning touch-
down with 1:05 on the clock.
The 13-12 loss dropped the
Tigers to 1-6 on the season and
out of the playoffs since 2001
according-to head coach Greg
Jordan. Bozeman will be in the
playoffs as the district runnerup
and Florida High is the district
champion.
"We were without eight
starters who played against
Marianna in the opener. Lance
Clemons was sick Friday and
couldn't play. Cavon Cox and
Darrin Huff were out for disci-
plinary reasons. Jeremy
Watson might have broken his
collarbone Friday night and


Dowling Lee might have had
some ribs broken on the last
play of the game. We had
already lost Heath Bailey,
Chase Johnson, Blake Shelton,
and. Alexander Garrett to
injuries," Jordan noted. "We're
down to new kids day to day,
just trying to get them in posi-
tions to play the game."
The Tigers blocked a punt in
the first quarter and Malcolm
Ivory scored from the 1 two
plays later. The PAT was
missed.
In the second quarter,
Princeton Grant scampered 15
yards for a touchdown, but the
try for two points failed and the
Tigers were on top at intermis-
sion 12-0, a lead that held until
midway the fourth quarter.
"We still have three games
left and our kids will play hard.
Our young kids are stepping up
and doing a good job and this
will give them some valuable
experience for next year,"
Jordan stated.
Blountstown will host
Chipley, winless this season,


li'i i-- n .
,:a)K(Lff([ ,,(

BY BLOUNTSTOWN TIGER

HEAD COACH GREG JORDAN


1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 21, 23, 50,
54, 56, 82. Numbers of players
that have missed at least one
game, most have season ending
injuries.
The one thing that is out of
our control that has had the
biggest impact on our football
team is injuries. We do not have
the :depth in our program to
continue to overcome the loss of
so many players. The players
that we still have are playing as
hard as they possibly can.
We struggle to find offensive
continuity with so many new
players each week. We had
three crucial defensive starters
that played against Northview
.'Wi-'did S'ot even riiake the trip
B ~em'an and 'one"" more
ftlru njiwed in tl 3rd quar-
ter of the game. On the final
drive for Bozeman' we had
three JV players that moved up
having to play because of injury
for us on defense. The positive -
side is we're getting our young


players plenty of experience for
the future.
With that tough loss to
Bozeman we are out of the
playoffs for the first time in
awhile. Maybe this will serve as'
a motivator for us in the off-sea-


Friday night at Bowles Field.
Senior football players, band
members and cheerleaders will
be recognized before the game.
The Tigers will travel to
FAMU High next week and
host Wewa for homecoming in
two weeks.
The Tigers rushed for 97
yards Friday night while
Bozeman racked up 253 yards
on the ground. The Tigers
passed for 35 yards while
Bozeman added 91 through the
air.
What kept the Tigers in the
game was Bozeman turnovers.
Bozeman lost four fumbles and
threw two interceptions. The
Tigers lost one fumble and
threw two interceptions.
Quarterback PJ Buggs led
the Tigers with 87 yards on 13
carries. Malcolm Ivory added
18 yards on 11 carries.
Princeton Grant had 21 yards
on 9 rushes and Brandon Smith
added 3 yards on 4 carries.
Buggs completed 3 of 10
passes for 35 yards and had two
passes intercepted.
Ivory, Smith, and Roger
Abbott each had one reception
in the game for the Tigers.
Jason Money led the Tigers
on defense with 12 tackles fol-
lowed by Patrick Wilson with 9
and Jeremy Watson with 7.
Dowling Lee had 6 tackles fol-
lowed by Shane Bailey,
Malcolm Ivory and Jawon
Mosely with 5 each. Rafael
Lockhart added 4 tackles fol-
lowed by Paul Mosley and Tbny
Maynor with 3 each. Cory
McClellan, Shelby Godwin, Jeff
Jenkins and Frankie Murrell
also made plays on defense for
the Tigers.


son to prepare for next season.
We now can only focus on what
we have left and that is three Photos:
regular season games. The first,
of those is Chipley at home this Top right:
week. Chipley is a team with-
out a win and will come in hun- PJ Buggs dives over
-gry to try to get the job done. the pile to pick up
We will have to win in the some extra yards
turnover category to win this
game. Both teams have played against Bozeman
competitive football for much of
.the season, but don't have wins ....
to show for it. Bottf t T ight ..
.. w *, JereniyWatsonfplants
We will need your support as a Bozeman running-
we take on our rival from a i B o thea ru n
Chipley, no matter what the back into the turf.
records are. Game time is set


for 7:00. See ya there!! GO
TIGERS!!!


Photos by Tony Shoemake


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The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page 8


ATHAl SCHOOL NEWS


Red Ribbon Week underway;


book fair set for Nov. 10-14


CALENDAR
Thursday, Oct. 30, Family
Fun Night, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31, Early
Release, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1,
Weightlifting Fundraiser at the
Altha Community Center, 7-9
am
Monday, Nov. 3, Fall Picture


Meet the homecoming court;


choral group selling poinsettias

Homecoming
BHS will celebrate home-
coming Nov. 10-14. Senior
attendants on the court include
(above, seated, from left)
Valerie States, Cherie Hires,
Lauren Davis, Emily Davis,
Samantha Ferguson, Jasmine
Simmons, (standing) Jeremy a
Watson, Jared King, Chase
Johnson, Demarco Johnson, R. Y
Malcolm Ivory, and Heath
Bailey. Not pictured aire .
Shirane Baker and Lance
Clemons.
Underclassmen on the court
include (pictured at right, from
left) freshmen attendants, Nilsa
Prowant and Chris Terry;.
sophomore attendants, Audrey
Eubanks and Dowling Lee; and
junior attendants, Sasha ,
Simmons and Tarak Amin.
Coronation- is set for
Tuesday, Nov. 11,- in the BHS
auditorium (time to be
announced). One to give their blood for a FBLA is planning another
good causeT, All-donors received, blood drive in the spring and is
Club News an inspiring t-shirt that they hopeful that it will gc just- as
FBLA-Blood Drive could proudly show off. Harlea well.
by Virginia Baker Perdue and- Valerie States,
On Thursday; October 23, FBLA members, were busy all SGA-Red Ribbon Week
The Southeastern Community day coordinating and organizing by Meagan Benton
Bloodmobile came to BHS. the blood drive which. turned
Generous students came one by out to be a great success. See bHS NEWS, page 11


Retakes; Progress Reports
Tuesday, Nov. 4,
Elementary Honor Assembly, 8
a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 6, Dessert
Concert, 6 p.m. at Altha
Church of God
.Friday, Nov. 7, Joyner's
Junior Movie, 4:30 p.m.


BLOUNTSTOWNI

E ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

'A' Celebration set for Friday;

Reading & Science Night Nov. 3


'A' Celebration
Blountstown Elementary
School will have an A'
Celebration on Friday, October
31., to celebrate the students'
hard work on-the 2008 FCAT.
Students will participate in
relay races, get their faces
painted, ride the hayride, etc...
Friday, October .31st is also an
early release day. Students will
be released at 12:45 P M.
Family Reading and
Science Night
Blountstown Elementar.y
School will host a. Family
Reading and Science Night on
Monday, November 3, from
5:00 to 6:30 EP M.
The special Family Reading
and 'Science Night will feature
hands-on weather activities and
experiments, refreshments,
door prizes, etc. Jessica Foster,
Channel 13 Weekend
Meteorologist, will be the guest
speaker. Parents are encour-
aged to come out to read with
their children, take an acceler-


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OCTOBER 27-31
This week is Red Ribbon
Week at Altha School. The
annual event, focusing on the
dangers of drugs and alcohol, is
sponsored by the Altha School
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Athletes.
Red ribbons were given out
on Monday and prizes will be
drawn' throughout the week
according to the numbers on
your ribbon. In. order to receive
your prize you must be wearing
your ribbon. '
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the events and themes for the
remainder of the week:
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Annual,
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-Carr School held its annual
Fall Festival Friday, October 24.
--As part of the activities, students
Sin grades PK-5 participated in a
costume contest. This year's
room winners are (front row,
from left) PK-Emily Hope and
Morgan McDougald, (seated)
KA-Megan McWaters, KB-Caitlin,
Hope, 1A-Madison Conyers, 1 B-
Jay Nichols, and 2A-Abby Neal,
(standing) 2B-Nate Hall, 3A-
Alana McCoy, 3B-Holley Bailey,
4A-Laine Nichols, 4B-Vaughn
Pelham, 5A-Tessa Daniels, and
5B-Candace Higgins. Everyone
enjoyed the day!


BLUNSTWN Upward
S BLOUN'TSTOWN basketball,

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS cheerleading
sign ups set
This Saturday wake up and
shake those Halloween goblin
out of your hair--it's time for
Upward Basketball and
Cheerleading evaluation day!
Boys and girls, 1st to 6th
grade, come to the BHS Gym
from. 9 am to 12 noon to sign,
~up, measure for uniform, and
meet some of the coaches.
',T Upward teaches teamwork,
character, and sportsmanship.
For more information, call
S First Baptist Church at 674-
5923.

SP Ta Kp SUBSCRIBE.
BEHIND THE SCENES-TheChipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently hosted its annual. TODAY!
'Behind the Scenes' competition for area middle school students. Blountstown Middle School won first
place for their scene from 'The Spiderwick Chronicles," with students (not in order) Caroline Tomlinson, Call 674-5041
Chase Harris, Bryson Wood, David Benitt and William Brehm.


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An Oyen Letter to the
Voters of Calhoun County
In thirty-five years as a classroom teacher (and a mother
of five children of my own), I have worked with nine
principals and six superintendents. All of them were
people whom I respected and liked. But none for whom I
felt more respect and admiration than Mary Sue Neves,
who is the best administrator that I have known.
Near the end of my career, I had the good fortune to
work with Mary Sue Neves-first as my principal and.then
as my superintendent. As a principal, Mrs. Neves did not
learn what was happening on campus from the reports of
others alone. She had her finger on the pulse of school
because she left her office to see and know her school, her
faculty and staff, and her students. Mrs. Neves knew the
problems, the concerns, the needs, the conflicts, the
strengths, and the weaknesses in the school which was her
responsibility. Mary Sue Neves provided leadership,
support, guidance, appreciation, and yes, even constructive
criticism.
As superintendent, Mrs. Neves employs the same
administrative style and skill on a broader scale. She does,
of course, have unparalleled support from strong capable
people in her office, on the school board, and in the
community. But her finger is still on the pulse of the entire
school system, as it was on one school when she was
principal. Mrs. Neves still visits schools and classrooms.
Mary Sue Neves knows the concerns of the community, the
needs of each school, the challenges facing her teachers,
and the educational and developmental needs of the
students of this district. That is her job, and she expends
every effort to do it well. This is about the children of
Calhoun County, and Mary Sue Neves still cares about that
one student who is most important to you-your own child.
Beyond budgets and facilities, personal preferences and
private prejudices, campaign rhetoric and caustic
commentary-the heart of this superintendent's race is the
education of the children. The bottom line is the students-
their safety, their growth, and the quality of their education.
Mary Sue Neves understands parental concerns-she is
one. Mary Sue Neves understands teacher challenges-she
has been one. Mary Sue Neves understands the principal's
roles and responsibilities-she has been one. Finally, as
superintendent, Mary Sue Neves understands the many
facets in the management of the overall system for the
greatest benefit to all its stakeholders, but never losing
sight of that one individual who is most important to you-
your own child.
I know these things to be true, becaiise I have worked
with her as my principal, and also as my superintendent. I
have not known a more dedicated educator or a more
effective administrator in my career as a classroom teacher.
Shelbie J. Cummings


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The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page 10



95OBUIES


Family game night Nov. 1,

St. Mary Missionary Baptist


JEWELL S. HERRING
Jewell S. Herring, 90, of the
Alliance Community died
Wednesday, October 22, 2008,
at Jackson Hospital.
Ms. Herring was a lifelong
resident of this area where she
lived most of her life in Jackson
County. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, John C.
Herring. ,
Survivors include her two
sons, Ben Herring of Marianna
and Cullen Herring and wife,
Debi, of Bonifay; four brothers,
William Earl Sewell, Fate
Sewell, both of Altha, Paul
Sewellof White City, Harmon
Sewell of Greensboro; three
sisters, Johnie Mattox of Altha,
Eva Weston of White City,
Blondell Morgan of Panama
City; three grandchildren,
Brad Herring and wife, Dawn,
Brandie Tapscott and husband,
Steve, Angie Hill and husband,
Phillip; seven great-grandchil-
dren, Emma and Ashley
Herring, Bleu Hudson,
Summer and Phillip Edward
"Tripp" Hill III, Kayla
Tapscott and Graften Harcus.
Funeral services were held
at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at
ataddox Chapel. Burial fol-
lowed in Mt. Olive Cemetery
near Altha.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home, Maddox Chapel, of
Marianna was in charge of
arrangements.

MARY M. WHITFIELD
Mrs. Mary M. Whitfield,
97, of Altha, FL, passed away
Wednesday, October 22, 2008,
in Blountstown, FL.
Mary was born on February
10, 1911, in Washington
County, FL, and had lived in
Calhoun County for most of her
life. She was a homemaker and
a member of the Victory Hill
Pentecostal Holiness Church
near Altha. She was a member
of the Ladies Auxiliary and was
the church pianist for over 50
years.
Mary was preceded in death
by her husband, Carlos
Whitfield; son, Alton Whitfield;
daughter, Willie Mae Lolley.
Survivors include four sons,
Harmon Whitfield and his wife,
Wanda, of Altha, Jimmy



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On Fire Youth

Ministry events
YOUTH MINISTRY
PRACTICE
On FIRE Youth Ministries
will be practicing for
November's program today,
Thursday and next week's
practice will be Monday -
Friday. All practices will begin
at 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E.
Church at 16076 SE River St.,
Blountstown. If you need a
ride to practice, please call
Karen Engram at 674-9551 by
4:00 p.m. that day.
T-SHIRT ORDER
.T-shirts must also be
ordered and paid for by
Monday, November 3rd.
YOUTH PROGRAM
On FIRE Youth Ministries
is inviting everyone once again
to our youth program on,
Saturday, November 8, at 6:30
p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E.
Church. Our young people will
be getting their praise on
through song, dance, skits,
prayer, poetry, and whatever
other ways God puts on their
hearts.
This is non-denominational
worship service geared to all
youth. All youth are welcome
-to-join.this ministry. The par-
ticipants come from all of the
local churches. Our theme".fbr-
November- i- "Run and telr
that!"
We hope you decide to join
us for this event to witness
these young people doing mar-
velous things. We encourage
you' to bring 'the youth from
your church to sing a song or to
just let them see some of the
positive things that their peers
are doing.
We expect to see you on
November 8, at 6:30 p.m.
Come on out and let us show
you how to "Run and tell thatP"
For more information or if
you have youth that would like
to participate call Karen
Engram at 674-9551.

Fall Festival in
Altha Friday night
The Altha First Baptist
Church and the Altha Church
of God are sponsoring a Fall
Festival on Friday, October. 31,
at 5:30 p.m. at the Altha
Church of God. Free food and
games will be provided along
with a local talent show and
entertainment. Everyone is
invited to enjoy an evening of
family fun.


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Whitfield and his wife, Ann, of
Blountstown, James Whitfield
and his wife, Linda, of Altha,
Wayne Whitfield of Altha; two
daughters, Mozelle Gates of
Blountstown, Carolyn Peak and
her husband, Jerry, of Port St.
Joe; 20 grandchildren, numer-
ous great-grandchildren and
numerous great-great-grand-
children.
Funeral services were held
Friday, October 24, at 10:00
a.m. (CT) at Victory Hill
Pentecostal Holiness Church
near Altha with Rev. Dewayne
Tolbert and Rev. Billy Wallace
officiating. Interment followed
in the Victory Hill Cemetery
near Altha.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Home in
'Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).


The Park Church
22nd Street (Old Oak Terrace Bldg.)
SUNDAYS... 11:30 A.M. "A Great Place
WEDNESDAYS...7:00 P.M. 1 Wrea Plc
FRIDAYS...7:00 P.M. to Eld Up"
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SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School www.dtapps.com/southside/
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon


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"


The Family Enrichment
Ministry of St. Mary
Missionary Baptist Church will
be hosting a Family Game
Night on Saturday, November
1, at 6:00 p.m. This is a night
when families come out and
play games with the kids.
This night is not just for St.
Mary, it is for anyone who
would like to participate. The
Family Enrichment Ministry is
about bringing families togeth-
er. During the times we live in,
everyone is so busy we must set
aside a time to relax and have
fun with the kids. We must sit
down and listen to them. The

Christian Home

to host fall fest
Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church invites you to
our Fall Festival on Saturday,
November 1.
We will serve chili and hot-
dogs from 5:00-6:00 PM.
Games, prizes and fun are
planned from 6:00-8:00 PM.
Everyone is welcome!

Carnival Nov. 1,

Chipola Church
Chipola Community
Church, would like to invite
everyone to come out to a
Hallelujah Carnival, Nov. 1.
This year we have many
new booths and games. We
will have the fishing booth,
duck pond, ring toss, dart
game, the floating glass game,
bean bag toss, football throw,
dime toss, dart game, cake
walk, and we will also have
bingo -- with prizes. We will
give out six free tickets to all
children for the games and
booths, after that the tickets
will be sold for .250 each. Also
we will be serving free hotdogs
and chili. There will be a
hayride at 7:30 p.m. Come out
and have a really fun-filled
night. We will begin at 6:00
p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. No
costumes please.
The church is located on
Hwy. 71, north of Blountstown,
about six miles, turn right on
Jim Godwin Road,, For more,
call Patricia at 674-1230.

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1st Annual

Community Health Fair

on Saturday, November 8th

from 8a-2p

sponsored by

CALHOUN-LIBERTY HOSPITAL

WE INVITE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO COME OUT AND ENJOY DAY OF FUN AND GATHERING WITH YOUR
COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL. FREE ENTERTAINMENT, GAMES AND RIDES
FOR THE KIDS AND KIDS AT HEART, AS WELL AS FREE HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND SUPPLIES (WHILE THEY LAST).
Some of the services offered:
* Women's health education. . ..... . ,., ,w
* Blood pressure screenings, finger sticks and otherhealthcareservices FREE ofcharge -,. .. iii. iI
* Cholesterol, Hemoglobin A1C (which require fasting-after;midnight) and PSA's at a reducedrate by the Calh6unr'-.,
Liberty Hospital lab. Hemoglobin A1C$5 fastingglucdse $1 *Lipidpanel $5 no need to bring orders...we
willprovidethis foryou andwillforwardto your pnmarycarephysician.
* Display of new County Ambulance with Emergency Medical Staff and Life flight helicopter.
* Show cooking by CHARTWELLS targeting healthy.cooking tips and techniques for you and your kids in today's
busy world, recipes will be included.
* SWAT/Youth Tobacco Prevention by Calhoun County Health Department.
* and much more...
We'll see you and the kids there.
For questions lease call Aimee Hanvev at 674-5411 ext 209


-Blountstown First

yAssembly of God Church


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


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


St. Mary Missionary

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


For information on listing

your church in this

directory, please contact

The County Record

at 674-5041.


MARKERS
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Meaningful Bible Study.........................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship.................................11:00 AM Blountstown United Methodist.Church
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study & Worship...........6:30 PM Located on Hwy un20 directly across from
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Stud 6:30 PM Sub-Way & McDonalds
Pastor David Throckmorton W6dnesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Located two blocks south of the Intersection Highway 20 h hi A ..
and Main Street in Blountstown Sunday chobl...9:45 AM
First Baptist Church Sunday Worship...11:00 AM
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com


Family


Dentistry


DENTURE
LAB ON PREMISES
Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines

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Family Dentistry

12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE: (850) 643-5417


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kids are our future. So I am
asking parents to come out with
your child. We as parents have
time for everything else.
Let's make time to have fun
with our kids., Come and enjoy
fellowship with the kids at our
Family Game Night. We hope
to see you there. To God be the
glory. The church is located at
16175 SE River St., Dr. C.L.
Wilson, Pastor.

Treasure Trunks

& Treats Oct. 31
The Blountstown First
Pentecostal Holiness Church
will be having God's Treasure
STrunks & Treats at the Golden
Pharmacy parking lot on
Friday, October 31, starting at
6:00 p.m. Come discover Jesus
at each trunk, along with fqod,
fun, and treats. Everyone is
invited.

Fall fest tonight

at First Baptist
First Baptist Church of
Blountstown 'is having its Fall
Festival tonight, Wednesday,
Oct. 29, from 5pm to 7pm. All
children, 5th Grade and under,
are invited along with their par-
ents 'to a "Harvest Round Up".
Games, prizes,. and fun are
waiting for you. For further
information, call 674-5923.


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have filed an ethics complaint,
but the Florida Ethics
Commission could not confirm
or deny this. "I've not been
notified of any complaints
filed," Sheriff Tatum stated.
Carpenter would not con-
firm this either, but noted, "I've
taken appropriate action."
Carpenter went on to say, "I
want to make it clear, the truck
in the photo ,does'not belong to
me...I have not broken any
laws. By using my campaign
slogan, it is obvious that the
intent of the photo and text
message was to harm my cam-
paign by tarnishing my charad-
ter...I will not compromise my
integrity and Christian faith by
engaging in immoral and uneth-
ical campaign techniques ever."
Sgt. Mallory stated he has
not circulated the photo and
certainly did not put the nega-
tive tag line on it. Dep. Dalton
could not be reached at press
time due to working a late shift,
but will have the opportunity to
comment on the matter in the
next issue.


The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page 11


Family loses all possessions



in fire; donations are sought


BHS News continue


T'.Ais week is Red Ribbon
We" for Calhoun County, ancL,
theirehave been activities going
on a week to raise the excite-
ment and the understanding
about drugs and how they affect
ones life.
At BHS there was an assem-
bly to feature a video the stu-
dents have been working hard
on about driving under the
influence of alcohol. Each stu-
dent was also given a red ribbon
with a number on it Monday,
throughout the week numbers
are drawn and prizes are
awarded. In front of the school,
onlookers have seen red ribbons
tied to the tree trunks and a
wrecked car from a drunk driv-
ing accident.
Everything will culminate at
the Friday night football game
where SGA will sell red bal-
loons for one dollar to commem-
orate Red Ribbon week and you
can release them during the


spirit line up. The Fallfest will
Also. be that night-at.the.igame,
with .clubs selling items and,
games for Red Ribbon'Week as
well as Halloween. Thanks to
SGA and their sponsor Mrs.
Taylor for making this another
memorable week in the life of
BHS!
Around Campus
ASVAB
The Armed Services
Vocational Aptitude Battery
Military test will be given on
November 5. It is not mandato-
ry, but highly recommended
because this test measures
many skills that other standard-
ized testing does not cover. This
test is for juniors and any senior
that would like to retake the
test. Please see Mrs. Waller,,
BHS guidance counselor for,.
more information.
Choral Fundraiser


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Blountstown family lost all


Sitheir possessions in an early
morning fire last Wednesday.
SFirefighters from the
Blountstown, West Side, and
Nettle Ridge Fire Departments
responded to theH.A. Varnum
Road home of Michael Pitts
and Angela Simmons just
before 8 a.m.
S work toexinguishMaj. Roman Wood and Dep.
-ateh eoteMhe- John Scheetz of the Calhoun
S A County Sheriff's Office, were
first on the scene and found
Tyler Carpenter, 17, outside
holding a sleeping bag around
his waist. The teen began chok-
ing in his sleep and awoke to
LIK E M IK E find the house filled with heavy
LIK E IKE ': smoke. He ran down the hall,
with flames scorching, his feet
.. - and hair, and fled to a neigh-
e il. . .. .O bor's house to call for help.
The Fire Marshal's office
a investigated and deemed a
;faulty dryer in the doublewide
mobile home as the cause.
Angela Simmons says she
and her husband, along with
Tyrler and her other son, 12-
year-old Dillon, are staying
with family and friends until
they can get into a home.
Michael's grandfather has
offered an older home on his
property, but the family must
get it up to code before they can
move in. "The electric wiring is
not good," says Angela. "And
the bathroom doesn't work. We
have the labor, we just need
.materials."
The family is seeking dona-
tions of lumber and wiring sup-
Fall Festival at Friday nights:
BHS football gorhl :
Bring your child dressed in,
costume & they get4n feel YoUr
child'~must be .in sixIh grad. or
tnder and parents MUST6 o6 6 1
pany,. '.
V' Costume parad"," .l.ki -
halftime-On the .1'tb aIF l,,,

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VSilent cakq a nu.,o
The carp lbgl
by Malcolm Snowden and runs through 3rd
... Beautiful _. .CbqjktTass .1 : "' ..
Poinsettias are being sold-bythe
choral class at Blountstown
High School. If you would like


one or more, stop by the school
and give us an order. The poin-
settias are 14 dollars each and
sold until Nov.11th. They will
be here on the first week in
December' for your holiday.
Thanks for your support in
helping the BHS choral class.


Calendar of Events
Thurs., Oct. 30, District
. Volleyball game @ Cottondale
at 5:00/7:00
Fri., Oct. 31, Varsity
Football @. Home against
Chip y at 7:00; Senior night at
,the game: Fall Festival at the
football field at 7:00
- .IVon.. Nov. 3, Progress
Reports
Wed., Nov. 5, ASVAB


plies, along with any home fur-
nishings.' Clothing donations
have been received, but Tyler is
still in need in that department.
He wears size 11 shoes, large
men's shirts, and 32/34 pants.


Cash donations can be made to
Michael Pitts' savings account
at the Calhoun-Liberty
Employees Credit Union. Call
Angela at 850/363-8141 if
you'd like to help.


Dear Calhoun County Citizens:

The time is drawing near to Election Day and it has been an honor and privilege to
have had the opportunity to serve you and our children as Superintendent of Schools.
During the past four years the school board and I have worked together to improve the
quality of education and facilities in our school district.

Upon entering the office as your new superintendent, the school board and I
extensively reviewed and studied our present facilities for over three years. Together
we had the courage and fortitude to address our aging facilities and apply for $24.5
million of Special Facilities Funding from the Florida Department of Education to build
a new Blountstown High School and move Blountstown Middle School into the
current BHS facilities. This is the first time Calhoun County has' requested Special
Facilities Funding to build new schools. In addition, the school board has developed
the district's first facilities building plan that addresses short and long range goals from
2008 to 2020.

With voter approval of the one-half cent sales tax in January 2008, we have reduced
the millage rate from 2.0 mills to 1.41 mills. We will continue to review the sales tax
revenue with the goal of reducing the millage even further!

I am asking for your support and vote on November 4th. It is my goal to continue
Calhoun County's tradition of EXCELLENCE by providing leadership that focuses on:

Maintaining our school district's grade "A" as designating by DOE
Keeping all students as top priority in all decision making
Monitoring of academic programs and teaching strategies to ensure high student
achievement
Strengthening and expanding vocational, fine arts and dual enrollment
programs, (Implementing service academy vocational programs, e.g. Law
Enforcement/Corrections in January 2009)
Maintaining low student-teacher ratio
Providing resources forsafe, drug free schools
Leading school personnel at all levels in working together toward common goals
Supporting academic and extracurricular activities
Upgrading of technology that positively impacts teachers, administrators, and
students
Recruiting and hiring of highly-qualified administrators and teachers
Maintaining open lines of communication

Sincerely,




Mary Sue-

A vote for Mary Sue Neves is a vote for continues excellence
in education for ALL Children.


- Mary Sue Neves


for Superintendent of Schools

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1. A qualified CLERK Working for you to provide good records, clean audits, and good financial
management.
2. A concerned CLERK Working to provide you with protection of the most important documents
for Home and Land.
3. A conservative CLERK Working to give you top quality service at a reasonable cost.
4. A caring CLERK Working in the.community to benefit every citizen in this County.
LOOK AROUND YOU, CALHOUN COUNTY NOTE THE CHANGES IN THE COUNTY SEE THE NEW LIBRARIES
AT BLOUNTSTOWN AND IN ALTHA. LOOK AT THE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE EXISTING PARKS AND AT THE
NEW PARKS. LOOK AT THE UPGRADES IN THE ROAD SYSTEM IN THE COUNTY
Calhoun County is moving forward. There are many positive changes in the County
achieved through a spirit of cooperation between the governmental units, the civic
groups, and the citizens in general.
DIVISION IS GONE COOPERATION IS HERE!
AND RESULTS FOLLOW.

LET'S DON'T GO BACK!!!

VOTE


Ruth Attaway


Clerk of the Circuit Court

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Shown with a big fish reeled in using a "Wotta Frog' lure replica are (from left) Washington-Holmes
Technical Center carpentry student, Cody Truette, esquire, Art Shuler, carpentry student, Josh Taylor, and
carpentry instructor, Ivey McClain.


Carpentry students reel in big


ones with wooden lure replicas


"Wotta fish!" exclaimed Art
Shuler, who caught the 8 lb., 2
oz. bass on a "Wotta Frog" lure
replica made by the
Washington-Holmes Technical
Center (WHTC) Carpentry
Class.
Carpentry students recently
have been making wooden
replicas of various popular fish
lures using lathes. Art Shuler
decided to try one and caught
the big fish on his third cast.
Ivey McClain,, WHTC's
:Carpentry Instructor said,
-"Wood turning allows students
to develop their creative think-
ing skills. Such skills are essen-


tial to the evolving construction
business and give students the
opportunity to think 'outside
the box'."
Wood turning is only one of
the essential skills taught in Mr.
McClain's class but these types
of. activities contribute to an
engaging and rigorous curricu-
lum. His class activities and
projects have gained a lot of
recognition and regularly draw
students from Liberty to
Walton counties. His students
are always proud of their proj-
ects and he is equally proud of


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Carpentry students recently
made wooden replicas of popu-
lar fish lures using lathes.

them as they master new skills.


Transportation Disadvantaged


Early Learning Board meets Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.


Coalition will

meet Nov. 5
The Early Learning
Commission Board will meet
Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 11:00
a.m. CST at the Workforce
Center in Panama City.
The tentative agenda
includes the treasurer's report,
FY08 audit report, executive
committee report, personnel
and policy committee report,
.an. executive director report.
.-* he-call-in # is 1 -
888-808-6959, guest code:
7475102
This meeting is open to the
public. Interested citizens and
media are welcome to attend.
For additional information
regarding this meeting or agen-
da, call (850) 747-5400, ext.
100.

Altha News-
Thursday -DRUG FREE-
I Can Be Anything I Want To
Be-Dress as your chosen
career. Family Fun Night co-
sponsored by the Altha PTO -
6-8 p.m.
Friday I'm Too Smart To
Start-Dress the Part
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Altha School will host a
Scholastic Book Fair November
10-14 in our Media Center.
Families, teachers, and the
community are invited to
attend the Fair, which will fea-
ture the special theme: Book
Fair Safari! All of the books
have been carefully reviewed
and approved for young read-
ers. These books represent the
best authors and illustrators in
children's publishing.
The Fair will be open each
day from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A
special Family Event will be
held on Tuesday, November
11, from 3-6 p.m. which will
feature time to browse at the
book fair, door prizes, and
refreshments.
The Book Fair brings chil-
dren, teachers and families
together within a school and
community to celebrate reading
and learning. Come explore
our large selection of books and
find great reads for every per-
son in your family maybe even
a Christmas gift or two.


The Calhoun County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board (TDCB)
announces a meeting to which
all persons are invited. The
meeting is set for Monday, Nov.
3, at 2 p.m. CT at the Calhoun
County Senior Citizens Center,
16859 NE Cayson Street,
Blountstown.
The proposed agenda will
include the adoption of the
annual community transporta-
tion coordinator evaluation and


DEPARTMENT
OF PF'FNLI'E


County of CALHOUN


operating reports.
For more information, or if
you. require special accommo-
dations at the meeting because
of a disability or physical
impairment, contact Vanita
Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council at'
(850) 674-4571 or by email at
arpc7@gtcom.net


FHP to



conduct



license



checks

The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver
license and vehicle inspection
checkpoints during the month
of November in Calhoun
County.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.
SR-71 near Trailer City
SR-71 near CR-275
V 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 Chipola
River
-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 such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective lighting
equipment. In addition, atten-
tion will be directed to drivers
violating the driver license laws
of Florida.
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license laws of
Florida ensuring the protection
of all motorists.


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Tax Year 20 08


Members of the Board

Honorable DAN WYRICK Board of County Comsones ct No. 2

Honorable WILLIE T. GRANT Boardof County Commissioners,DistrictNo, 4

Honorable DANNY HASSIG School Board, District No, 5

Citizen Member WAYNE MARTIN Business owner within the school district

Citizen Member WAYNE SUTTON Homestead property owner

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating to property tax
assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals..


Summary of Year's Actions


Number of Parcels Reduction in

Type of Property County Taxable Due to Board
Witdrwn Value Due to ions
Granted Requested Reduced Requested ormsVed Board Actions Acions

Residential 0 0 0 1 1 $0 $0

Commercial 0' 0 0 0 0 $0 $0

Industialandmiscelaneous 0 0 0 0 0 $0 $0

Agrdultural or classified use 0 0 0 0 0 $0 $0

Buip machytand 0 0 0 0 0 $0 $0
equipment

Vacant Ipts and acreage 0 0 0 1 0 $0 $0

TOTALS 0 0 0 2 1 $0 $0

'Include transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests,



If you have a question about these actions, contact the chair or the clerk of the Value Adjustment Board.
Chair's name Phone
DAN WYRICK (850) 674-4545 ext #
Clerk's name RT 645Phone
s RUTH W. AT.TAWAY (850) 674-4545 ext #


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WEATHERIZATION DAY

Thursday, October 30, 2008 is
Weatherization Day across Florida.

TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Department of Community Affairs joined
local agencies around the state in observing October 30 as
Weatherization Day, highlighting a program that helps low-income
Floridians reduce their energy bills. More than 38,500 Florida homes
have benefited from weatherization services over the past quarter-
century.
The state's Weatherization Assistance Program, administered,by
DCA, is working with local program providers to coordinate ,
recognition luncheons, on-site demonstrations, energy fairs and
other activities marking the day. October has been designated as
Energy Awareness Month by the federal government.-
Too many of Florida's most vulnerable residents, especially seniors
and low-income families are unable to afford energy-saving
measures for their homes. The Weatherization Assistance Program
makes important improvements possible to.help these needy
Floridian's cope with rising energy bills.
Over the past 25 years, an average of more than 1,500 low-income
Florida households have benefited annually from Weatherization
Assistance Program services. These Florida households save an
average of $380 per year on their energy bills after the
weatherization work is completed, equating to an overall annual
savings of more than a half-million dollars for all associated
households. Energy savings should be realized by these households
for at least 19 years after the services are provided.
Through the state program, which is funded through the U.S.
Department of Energy, weatherization technicians use computerized
energy audits and advanced diagnostic technologies, such as a
blower door and infrared camera, to determine the most cost-
effective measures for each home.
In a Weatherization Day proclamation, Governor Charlie Crist noted
that "all Floridians should implement the same kind of energy
efficiency measures at their own home", and
Should follow recommended conservation practices to do their part
to conserve our resources and reduce their individual energy
consumption.
Now is a good time to begin weatherizing your home for the winter
to reduce energy use and cost. The following tips can help customers
stay warm and manage their energy cost this winter.
*Caulking-Inspect caulking and weather stripping around windows
and doors, and replace caulking as necessary to reduce drafts in the
'home that allow cold air to enter and warm air to escape.
* Insulation-Make sure water pipes, water heaters and exterior walls
are well insulated. Insulation is a cost-effective way to improve the
energy efficiency of your home.
*Water Heating- Installing low flow showerheads and faucets can
reduce the amount of hot water used per day by half. Use a timer to
reduce the time spent in the shower. Turn down your water heater
thermostat to 120* F. Insulate your water heater. Washing dishes in a
basin or sink uses much less hot water than washing under running
water.
* Central Air Conditioning-Install 7-day programmable thermostat
to control air conditioning usage. Set your thermostat as high as
comfortably possible. Have annual tune-up to check refrigerant and
thermostat. Change or clean filters monthly. Use awnings, shutters,
or window film to reduce solar heat gain into the building. Use fans
instead of A/C whenever possible. An outdoor unit operating in the
shade can use 10% less electricity than if in the sun.
*Room Air Conditioning-Clean grills, filters,,and drains once a
month. Do not place lamps or TV sets which emit heat near your
thermostat. Keep windows and drapes closed while using cooling.
Consider using ceiling fans or outside air instead of A/C. Use an
interior fan to spread the cooled air more efficiently.
* Home- Turn off office and entertainment equipment when riot in
use. Most electronics use electricity even when switched off. When
purchasing appliances or home office equipment, select Energy Star
Label. Unplug instant-on appliances (TV & cable box) when you go
on vacation.
* Laundry- Wash full loads only, but do not overload. Wash and rinse
in cold water instead of hot water. Clothes dryers are at the top of the
energy consumption list of household appliances. Dry consecutive
loads to utilize the already warm dryer. Don't dry heavy items like
towels with light weight items. Clean the lint filter after each load to
maximize drying efficiency.
* Kitchen- Use dish washer for full loads whenever possible. Scrape
food off dishes. Soak or prewash only if food is burned or dried-on.
Reduce dishwasher energy usage by manually air-drying dishes or
use auto air dry feature. Ensure oven door seals are in good
condition. Do not preheat the oven unless necessary. Thaw frozen
food before cooking to save energy.
* Lighting- Change the 5 fixtures used most to Energy Star-qualified
lighting. Compact fluorescent lighting uses up to two thirds less
energy and last 6 to 10 times longer than traditional lighting. Use task
lighting instead of brightly lighting an entire room.


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RSVP seeking non-perishable items "


Food drive now underway r<
Elder Care Services and 850-674-2777 or 850-643- are also part of a National For more information please
The Retired and Senior 7096 and speak with Maranda. Senior Service Corporation. call Maranda Hartman at 674- ,
VlI,,Jt P ramt-- (TSVP) V D are T1he Rentred And Seninr Search thone" cahinets and 2777 or 643-7096 or e-mail at


Andrew Byrd recognized for stewardship
The Florida Division of Forestry office in Calhoun County recently pre-
sented plaques to two landowners who completed their stewardship
practices, one'in Calhoun County and one in Liberty County. Forester
Johnny Sabo is shown above presenting a plaque of recognition to
Andrew Byrd of Altha. The other stewardship plaque was presented to
Manning Miller of Hosford.

Lady Wildcats cont'd-


chip ,'away. Simmons brought
her team back to within a point,
20-21. Wewa failed to get their
serves in the' court and Altha
rallied to a 25-23 victory.
Neither team led by more
than 2 points in Game 4 until
Wewa had a 5-point and a
game-point advantage, 24-19.
Rebekah Wiltse had three
straight service points brought
made it a one point game, 23-
24, but Wewa came out on top,
25-23.
With the match tied at 2
games apiece and their fans
fully behind them, they served
first in Game 5. Loni Johnson's
first 2 service points were
matched by Wewa for a 2-2 tie.
Emily Brooks placed 4 serves
in play but the Lady Gators
knotted the score at 7.
Rebekah Wiltse gave the Lady
Cajs the lead, 11-10, with her 3
straight service 'points and'
Christy Simmons' 3 straight
service points gave Altha the
game and match point at, 14-
11. Wewa failed to return


Simmons' final serve and the
Lady Wildcats won their decid-
ing game, 15-11, as well as
their final home match of the
season!
Rebekah Wiltse burned
Wewa at the service line with a'
season-high 18 service points, 2
aces and a dig. Christy
Simmons came away with 1.1
service points, 5 kills, 3 aces
and 2 digs. Cortney Harris was
chalked up 9 service points and
3 aces. Emily Brooks, Loni
Johnson and Hannah Waldorff
each contributed 6 service
points. Brooks had 11 assists;
Johnson was good for 2 digs, an
ace and a kill; Waldorff came
away with' 2 digs. Cessna
Folsom rounded out the scoring
with a service point along with
2 digs and 2 kills.
The Lady Varsity Wildcats
began play in the District 2
'Class 2A Tournament this past
Monday in Cottondale. Check
out next week's issue for game
details.
GO LADY WILDCATS!!!


having a food drive to help sen-
iors in need living within
Calhoun County. We are in des-
perate need of donations.
Help fight hungerIlll
What Can I Donate??
Nonperishable food .items
along with paper products.
Some examples are canned
goods, pasta, juices, toilet
paper, paper towels, ect...
Where Can I Donate??
Collection boxes will be at the
following locations starting
October 29th-November 12th
2008: Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly,
All Calhoun County Public
Libraries, Blountstown Health
and Rehabilitation Center,
Calhoun County Health
,Department, Goldens Drug
Store, Blountstown Drugs,
Tallahassee Memorial Clinic,
and the Medical Center of
Blountstown, or you can call


Volunteer Program is sponsored
by Elder Care Services, a
United Way agency, and they


pantries or stop at the local
store and let's help fill the
shelves of our seniors.


mhartman@ppsmuseum.org
Thanks for all your help and
support!!


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Dear Calhoun County Voter:
The general elecuon it Tuesday. No% ember 4. and earl .oring is. currently going on in the Supervisor ot
Elections Office. hose of you who haen't \oted earl% or caI an absentee ballot still hae a choice to make. and
once again I'd like to ask \o10 to please consider re-electing me as your supervisor 6f elections. Being elected b.
the people ofCalftoun Count) in 2(114 has been a great honor and a privilege for me, and I Lwould ecry much like
to continue to be %our supervisor of eilccions.
As a other you're the bow .and Nou hae an important respornsibility' to use sour vote to ensure that the best.
most-qualified candidates are elected, or 'hired." to fill ke) positions in your county government But how do
oilerss decide which candidate is best.' Sometimes voters may choose a candidate based on f.unil% ties, friendship.
popularity, or % various other reasons. not considenng e'er> single aspect of ihy a candidate ma\% or may not be the
best person tfr the job Many \oiers hae already made up their minds: others may be undecided on whom to vole
for and wyji. \When you choose N our candidate. please consider qualtications. experience, and the candidate's
record of service for the posmon But please remember. T-here's no subslirute for already ha% ing those essential
qualities from year.. ofsen ice in the position
I have thoroughly enjoyed ser iing you in the Elections Office since 1997. starting out as chiefdeput- and %ith
the past 3 1/2 years as your elected supervisor. I can assure you that my office statf and I have the knowledge and
experience needed to continue to sene you with honesty, inlegrit). hard. work. efficiency. professionalism and
.friendliness
Because m) duties in your Elections Office %ill prevent me from personally visiting everyone, I hope
that you'll understand and accept my apology. I am Nour public servant FIRST, and I cannot abandon the
job responsibilities that were placed in m. trust when I vwas elected in 2004. If you'd like for me to visit you
or if you have any questions. please send an e-mail to me at Mlar-ge,.imargielaramore.com or feel free io tri myV
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Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre


opens this week; tickets going fast


Katrina Sims, Vanessa O'Neal, and Julie VanderMeer of the
Calhoun County Health Department pose with one of the Goat Day
Gallop shirts. The event attracted 86 participants.

The Goat Day Gallop

draws 86 participants


The Healthy Communities,
Healthy People program
through the Calhoun County
Health Department recently
sponsored the second annual
Goat Day Gallop on Saturday,
Oct. 18, to kick off the Goat
Day celebration.
The Goat Day Gallop was
not a competition; organizers
didn't want to discourage any-
one from participating. The
route was the Blountstown
Greenway, a beautiful, well
maintained trail where people
can bike, run, walk, skip or hop.
Motor vehicles are not allowed
on the Greenway, and the dis-
tance from Sam Atkins Park to
the Apalachicola River and
back is 5K.
Calhoun County's rural envi-
ronment doesn't provide fre-
quent opportunities to get out-
side and get moving. As a
result of people living far apart
and the weather often being
oppressively hot, it's easier to
sit inside and watch TV.
Organizers had the goal of get-
ting people outdoors and mov-
ing and having fun at the same
time!
Eighty-six Blountstown citi-
zens and visitors signed in at
the trail head between 8:00 and
10:00 the morning of the event.
The weather was sunny and a
brisk wind blew. Sixty-three
participants said they were not
in the habit of exercising daily,
anrd'they'were in a jolly mood-as
they headed down the trail.
Fifteen of the participants were
given .a pedometer when they
returned, to encourage them to
keep track of their steps or
miles. Seven were fitted for
bicycle helmets, and one lady
needed new pads for her hel-
met. After the "gallop" they


headed to Sam Atkins Park and
"the Pioneer Settlement to enjoy
the rest of the Goat Day
Activities.
For more on fitness opportu-
nities, check out the Calhoun
County Health Department's
Healthy Communities, Healthy
People website www.kickup-
calhoun.com

'Nutcracker'

performance

set for Dec. 7
The Liberty Music &
Drama 'ITroupe will be perform-
ing The Nutcracker on
December 7, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.
ET at the Veterans Memorial
Civic/Cultural Center in
Bristol.
All tickets will be $10. T'b
,purchase your tickets please
call Bonita Deck at 643-9808.
This event is sponsored in
part by the Liberty County
Arts Council, Liberty County
Board of County
Commissioners, Florida
Department of State, Division
of Cultural Affairs, the Florida
Arts Council and the National
Endowment for the Arts.


Tickets are now on sale and
going fast for the 3rd Annual
Blountstown Main Street
Murder Mystery Dinner
Theatre so get ready to head
"Back to Jack's" for a rockin'
good time!
Due to popular demand, the
show will* run four nights -
Thursday, Oct. 30, Saturday,
Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 7, and
Saturday, Nov. 8, inside the his-
toric Frink Gym at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement.
Tickets are $35 each. The
event will begin with a wine and
cheese reception, along with a
silent auction, on the front
porch of the Frink Gym at 6
p.m. Dinner will be served at
6:45 p.m. and the show will
begin at 7:30 p.m.
This musical production will
be set at one of Blountstown's


favorite old haunts, Jack's
Drive In. As always, the stars of
'the show will be local actors
who will pull out all the stops to
keep you entertained.
Tickets are available at
Merle Norman/Studio 20 on
Central Avenue West (across
from Superior Bank) and at
Wakulla Bank downtown. .You
can stop by to purchase your
tickets or, if you are out of town
and need to make reservations
and have them mailed to you,
call Kelli at 899-0500 (please
leave a message). s-
Proceeds from the produc-
tion go to Blountstown Main
Street, an organization with a
mission to revitalize downtown'
Blountstown. One of the biggest
fundraisers associated with the
dinner theatre is the silent auc-
tion. Although it is typically


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held on the first night of the
show, this year it is being
expanded to all four nights.
Donations of anything from
books to art to vacation home


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visits are needed to help raise
money for the downtown effort.
-Call Lisa Creamer at 557-
4815 if you would like to donate
something to the silent auction.


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Promises, Promises, Promises



Neves Promised NOT to consolidate

our schools

PROMISE BROKEN


Neves promised NOT to raise our taxes

PROMISE BROKEN


Neves promised that any new school built

would not be in Blountstown

PROMISE BROKEN


If Neves is not planning to consolidate why

won't she resend the vote to consolidate and

why won't she tell us why she won't resend

that vote? Why is she planning to build a

school that is twice as big as needed? If we

follow the Neves and Williams plan we may

not be able to get any more special facilities

money because the state might then force us

to consolidate the High Schools and Middle

Schools. Lets build a Middle School and

then qualify for more money from the State

for Carr and Altha.




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Congratulations to our
School Superintendent
Mary Sue Neves

Once again, she has proven that she is a
champion for all of the Calhoun County Schools.
The new dual enrollment opportunities at Altha and
Blountstown High Schools will benefit our students
and add another excellent dimension to our school
system. The correction and law enforcement
academies will provide students with a head start
on their careers as well as automatic enrollment in
Chipola College. Her leadership has recently led us
to new sources of college scholarships for students
at Blountstown and Altha High Schools who would
not otherwise have been offered them.
Calhoun County School District is highly
respected among Florida's State and District
personnel due to its strong educational programs.
In Calhoun County's history, we have never
received higher school grades than the current
ones. It takes vision, leadership and hard work to
create a system producing four A schools and one
B school. This begins with a superintendent who is
an instructional leader and the builder of
instructional teams. We should give our
superintendent, school board, administrators,
teachers and students a standing ovation! We
should also exercise our rights as Americans on
November 4th to insure that this leadership is
appreciated and continued.
"Vision without implementation is
hallucination." Thank you, Superintendent Neves,
School Board, and Administrators for having the
vision of higher standards and for implementing the
needed personnel and programs that has led us to
the current district grade of "A". Thank you for
encouraging our children to achieve their goals and
develop visions of their own. We have heard the
saying that "a church is not the building, but the
people who gather there for a common purpose".
The same can be said of schools. Since 1929 over
thirty named schools in Calhoun County have come
and gone, but the legacy provided by a superior
education will never fade.
Gary and Judy Cox
Paid for by Gary Cox and not approved by any candidate


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'Big River Boot Scooters'



available for area events


The Big River Boot Scooters
performed line dances for the
Methodist Church at their
"Hoe Down" Sunday, October
19. Singing, dancing, and good
food were enjoyed by all who
attended.
The Big River Boot Scooters
are available to dance for free at


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUNTER!!
Gregory-Wayne. Hunter
Jordan celebrated his 13th birth-
day on October 9th. Hunter is
the son of Greg and Amy Jordan
of Blountstown. His maternal
grandparents are Sue Chester
and the late'Wayne Chester of
Sycamore. His paternal grand-
parents are Jeanie and Bill
Majors of Panama City, and
Jackie and Ellis Jordan of
Blountstown. Hunter enjoys
playing sports and is an avid
outdoorsman.


community functions where
free entertainment is needed.
Call Betty Smith, teacher, at
643-2390, after 5:00 p.m. or
850-447-2390 to book the boot
scooters for an event.
Shown above are (front row,
from left) Cupid McClellan,
Mavis Willis, Shirley Segers,


Happy "Ist" Birthdayll
Khloe Brooke Schamens will
be celebrating her first birthday
on October 31st. She is the
daughter of Dustin and Brooke
Schamens of Altha. Her proud
grandparents are Andy and Dara
Schamens of Altha, Eric and
Marion Lee of Tallahassee. Great
grandparents are Ross and the
late Sonja Schamens of Altha,
Jack and Jerahe Spain, and
Charlie and Jackie Lee, all of
Blountstown. Great, great
grandparents are Ruby Bailey
and Vonnie Duke, both of
Blountstown. Also a special
Uncle Nolan, Aunt Nikki, and
Aunt Brantley. Khloe loves to be
at home, on the farm to help
Papa feed the animals and play
with her favorite Uncle Nolan.


Haunted train rides at Veterans

Memorial Railroad in Bristol


Come for a spooky ride on
the haunted train leaving the
station platform on Saturday,
October 25th, Friday, October
31st, and Saturday, November
1st. Rides will start at 7:30pm
EST and finish on the last ride.
This will all take place at the


Veterans Memorial Railroad in
Bristol.
The charge this year will be
$3 for adults and $2 for all stu-
dents (kindergarten, through
high school). For more, call:,.
Gloria Keenan 643-6646 or.,-
Babs Moran 643-54a91.


Maxie Phillips, Jena Sims,
(back row) Bobbie Childs, Walt
Childs, Pat Cobb, Joe Webb,
Betty Smith, teacher, Sandy
Sharp, Donnie Joe O'Neal, and
Erma Evans. Members not
pictured are Minnie Willis,
Robin Hatcher, Nancy
Newsome and Helen Maloy.


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Sims completes

basic training

at Parris Island
Marine Corps Pvt. Brandon
M. Sims, son of Florence L.
Walker of Panama City, Fla.
and Willie T. Grant of
Blountstown, Fla., recently
completed 12 weeks of basic
training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.
C. designed to challenge new
Marine recruits both physically
and mentally.
Sims and fellow recruits
began their training at 5 a. m.,
by running three miles and per-
forming calisthenics. In addi-
tion to the physical conditioning
program, Sims spent numerous
hours in classroom and field
assignments which included
learning first aid, uniform regu-
lations, combat water survival,
marksmanship, hand-to-hand
combat and assorted weapons
training. They performed close
order drill and operated as a
small infantry unit during field
training.
Sims and other recruits also
received instruction on the
Marine Corps' core values--
honor, courage and commit-
ment, and what the core values
mean in guiding personal and
professional conduct.
Sims and fellow recruits
ended the training phase with
The Crucible, a 54-hour, team
evolution culminating in an
'emotional ceremony in which
recruits are presented the
Marine Corps Emblem, and
addressed as "Marines" for the
first time in their careers.


Martin selected
for trip to Europe, NOV. 4 Is
funds being raised. Election Day


Ivy Martin, the 15-year-old
daughter of Chad and Tonya"
Martin, has been selected to
study abroad through the
People to People program.
Martin, a 10th grader at
BHS, will tour Italy and
Greece next summer with a
group of 40 student ambassa-
dors. The cost is, $6800 and her
family is working to raise funds
through a raffle at Harvey's for
$200 in groceries. Tickets are
$1 and available at, Litidy's
anytime. The raffle will be on
Friday so get your ticket today!

Harvest Festival

on Friday night
Blountstown Community
Church will be having their
Harvest Festival on October
31st, at 6:00 p.m. We will be
having lots of games and fun.
Hayrides, plus soups and hot-
dogs will be served. Come and
joins us in celebrating what the
Lord has given us.
For more information, call
643-3602 or 762-8405.

Shelton
10 Mr. Shelton, like his father,
was a long time businessman of
this area. Returning from the
military after World War II he-
eventually started the highly
successful trucking business
that is today owned and man-
aged by his son, Randy Shelton.
He reminisced about start-
ing the business under an old
pecan tree near the home he
built after the war. The tree
still stands but the., business
occupies several acres down the
road from its original start. He
initially hauled lots of farm
equipment with "old MAC
trucks." He. noted today the
trucks from the company haul
various items to all fifty states.
Mr. Shelton stated he had
been following the progress of
the hospital and was very inter-
ested in and pleased with its
turnaround recently. He said
Laddie Williams, John
Tomlinson, Jr., Ruth Attaway
and the other Board members
reminded him of the fine group
of Commissioners and Hospital
Authority members that first
opened the hospital. As a
result, he had been considering
a donation to aid in its rebirth.
Mr. Williams said he and the
Board, on behalf of the hospi-
tal's staff, the medical staff, and
most importantly, its patients
were most appreciative of Mr.
Shelton's kind donation. He
added the money would be put
to good use in continuing vari-
ous upgrades and renovations
in the hospital.


VOTE!!!!


Area veterans to be honored

in BHS homecoming parade


MILITARY

NEWS


Blountstown High School is
proud to announce that this
year's homecoming parade is
being dedicated to our country's
veterans and active duty mili-
tary personnel.
The parade is scheduled for
Friday, November 14, at 1:00
p.m.
. Any veterans or active duty

River Valley

Marketplace

open Saturday
The River Valley
Marketplace will be open
Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to
noon in the greenspace next to
Wakulla Bank in downtown
Blountstown.
Come shop for fresh pro-
duce, handmade crafts, home-
made treats and original art-
work while enjoying entertain-
ment. The event is sponsored
by Blountstown Main Street.


military personnel who would
honor us by riding in the parade
need to call BHS at 674-5724
to sign up. We need to know
how many vehicles we need to
have in the parade to transport
our heroes.
Anyone who wishes to be
ride in the parade needs to
meet at 12:30 on Friday,
November 14, in front of the
BHS choral building.

'The Blob' to be

featured on the

square Oct. 30
Movie- on the Square
Creature Feature is set for
Thursday, Oct. 30, at dark in
Magnolia Square featuring the
1958 movie, The Blob, starring
Steve McQueen.
Bring a chair or blanket and
come join the fun. Concessions
will be' available. Admission is
free.


CALHOUN COUNTY CITIZENS:


BECKY SMITH IS NOT PRESENTLY
EMPLOYED IN THE TAX COLLECTOR'S
OFFICE AS STATED ON THE RADIO
OCTOBER 22, 2008.


BECKY SMITH RESIGNED HER POSITION
IN THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE
NOVEMBER, 2004 UNDER THE PREVIOUS
TAX COLLECTOR BARBARA DAVIS.


SHE IS PRESENTLY EMPLOYED IN THE
STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND HAS
BEEN FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS.


DORIS BURKETT
TAX COLLECTOR
CALHOUN COUNTY


TO: ALL CITIZENS OF

CALHOUN COUNTY

Here are some facts that everyone should know

The Superintendent and School Board of Calhoun County paid. advance,
payments totaling $996,000.00 this year to JRA Architects of Tallahassee.
This is Calhoun County taxpayer dollars that are gone whether it is ever built
or not. This should not have been paid until services were rendered. Wise
folks do not pay in advance!

The economy is bad and state revenues are continuing to decrease. The
state may. stop allocating special school money to all counties for the
foreseeable future; yet, our school leaders are levying taxes for a new school
totaling more than $750,000.00 a year. This is above and beyond the millage
of 5.737 rills for operation which is more than $2,150,000.00 each year.

Our Superintendent and School Board member running for re-election have
boasted in the newspaper that they did not have to lay off anyone in these
tough economic times. They are using reserve funds left by prior
administrations years ago. It is not due to their good management. It is due
to their swiftly depleting the reserve funds.

Our Superintendent and three of the School Board Members want to build a
new $25,000,000.00 school; yet they are not maintaining and taking care of
the ones We already have.

Our present administration is not good at managing our tax dollars. For
example, we have twelve to fifteen or more school employees walking
around with cell telephones. Each one of these is a cost of $588.00 per year.
This translates into several thousand dollars each year. Recently, the School
Board, through agreement with the Department of Environmental
Regulations, demolished some relatively new classrooms and made no effort
to salvage any doors, windows, brick, light fixtures, bulbs, etc. and sell them
for a savings for the county. Check and see how many individuals are
employed who do not teach or render a service that helps children. This
translates into several hundred thousand dollars each year. There are just
three examples. There are many more.

We do not have to look at the stock market on Wall Street to, see poor
management, bad judgment, and wasteful spending. We have it right here in
Calhoun County. If we continue the way we are going, when all reserve
funds are gone, we will see a catastrophe right here in our county school
system.

We believe that we need to go to the polls on November 4th and vote for a
change in the direction we are going. Then we should demand that those
elected prioritize spending and spend wisely. When we do these things, we
will be able to do more for our children, more for our school personnel, and
demand less from the taxpayers. Remember, the taxpayers are all of us.
There is no free money. Somebody has to pay for everything.

Please go VOTE in the NOVEMBER election.

Paid for by Concerned Citizens of Calhoun County and Not Approved by Any Candidate


CALHOUN COUNTY
Oct. 16: Robert David Schwendeman, poss. marijuana with intent
to sell; James Donovan Cook III, principle to homicide
Oct. 17: John Charles LaFollette, Jr., VOP, pass. firearm by felon
Oct. 18: Joshua Best, reckless driving, DWLSR, fleeing, eluding,
resisting arrest with violence, battery on law enforcement officer
Oct. 19: Corrie Tyrone Johnson, FTA/domestic battery
Oct. 21: Dustin Winston Williams, non-support; Arnold Jay Pitts,
battery; Chadric Rashon Brooks, FTA; Andrew Bernard Perkins,
DWLSR
Oct. 22: Lillie Mae Middlebrooks, VOP
Oct. 24: Ronnie Pitts, VOP; Joshua Mathew LaFollette, burglary of
structure, grand theft, conspiracy to commit; Chris LaFollette, bur-
glary of structure, grand theft, conspiracy to commit
LIBERTY COUNTY
Oct. 20: Donald Register, FTA/DWLSR; Shawn Michael Rudd, serv-
ing 20 days; Emily Storm Wood, DWLSR
Oct. 21: Harvey Cheshire, DWLSR; Christie' Arnold, state VOP
Oct. 22: Lillie Mae Middlebrooks, hold for CCSO; Billy Jack Pierce,
FTA/uttering & forgery
'Oct. 23: Dewey D. Fought, FTA/PWBC
Oct. 25: Dayid Keith English, DUI, DWLSR; Shawna Louise Ross,
hold for CCSO

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


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CALHOUN COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT





All ballots in Calhoun County will have the following races on them. If you live in District 1, you will have two additional county
races on your ballot, one on the front and one on the back side. If you live in District 4, you will have a School Board race on the
back side of your ballot. If you live in District 5, you will have a County Commission race on the front side of your ballot. For your
easy reference, those races are shown below this main sample ballot.


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- OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
- CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 4,2008
S* TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.
*a Use only a #2 pencil, the marker provided, or a blue or black pen. -
-* If you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote may
not count
- To vote for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, fill in the oval, and write in the candidate's name -
- on the blank line provided for a write-in candidate. -

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT CONGRESSIONAL NONPARTISAN
- I =]NNPRIA


PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
(Vote for One)
C John McCain R- EP
Sarah Palin


C Barack Obalna
Joe Biden
SGloriaLa Riva
Eugene Putyear
C' Chuck Baldwin
Darrell Castle
O Gene Amondson
Leroy Platten
0 Bob Barr
Wayne A. Root
'D Thomas Robert Stevens
Alden Link
C-) James Harris
Alyson Kennedy
0 Cynthia McKinney
Rosa Clemente
. Alan Keyes
3riar, Rohtr-.r.ugh
0 Ralph Nader
Matt Gonzalez
C) Brian Moore
Stewart Alexander
C) Charles Jay
John Wayne Smith


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SAMPLE

BALLOT


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
DISTRICT 2
(Vote for One)
C Mark Mulligan REP
(D Allen Boyd DEM

STATE


STATE ATTORNEY
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
(Vote for One)


0 Steve Meadows
,D Glenn Hess


COUNTY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
(Vote for One)
C) Willie D. Wise REP
O RuthW. Atlaway OEM
SHERIFF
(Vote for One)
C) David L Tatum DEM
C Michael "Mike" Carpenter NPA
7) Wm. G.,"Buddy" Smith NPA
TAX COLLECTOR
(Vote for One)


0 Ken Shep"Sheppard
C Becky Trickey Smith


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
(Vote for One)
l0 Mary Sue Neves DEM
C0 Jimmy "Jim" Marshall NPA
C Tommy McClellanr NPA
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
(Vote for One)
iRoyPickron REP


VOTE BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT


JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME
COURT
Shall Justice Charles T. Wells of
the Supreme Court be retained in
office?
." YES
tic,
FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF
APPEAL
Shall Judge Robert T. Benton of
the First District Court of Appeal
be retained in office?
YES

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF
APPEAL
Shall Judge Marguerite H. Davis of
the First District Court of Appeal
be retained in office?
0C) YES
ODNO
FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF
APPEAL
Shall Judge Joseph Lewis Jr. of ,
the First District Court of Appeal
be retained In office?


REP O YES
DEM O. NO


FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF' "
APPEAL
Shall Judge Rcky L. Polston of the -
First District Court of Appeal be -
retained in office?
) YES -
O NO -I
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FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF
APPEAL
Shall Judge Clay Roberts of the First
District rCo.r ouf Appeal bhe remained in
office?
0D YES
CD NO
FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF
APPEAL
Shall Judge William A. Van Nortwick
Jr. of the First District Court of Appeal'
be retained in office?
'D YES
C0 NO
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS

.NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 2
Declaration of Rights
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to delete provisions
authorizing the Legislature to regulate or
prohibit the ownership. Inheritance,
disposition, and possession of real
property by aliens ineligible for citizenship.
C YES
CDNO
NO.2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
Florida Marriage Protection
Amendment
This amendment protects marriage as the
logal union ol only one man ant one
woman as husband and wile and provides
that no other legal union that is treated as
marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized
The direct financial impact this
amernKlmnt will have on state and local
government revenues and expenditures
cannot be determined, but is expected to
be minor.
C YES
OgNO



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NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII. NEW SECTION
Changes and Improvements Not
Affecting the Assessed Value of
Residential Real Property

or improvements to resldenlial real
property which increase resislance to 0
wind damage and installation of
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tor ad valorem taxation purposes.
Elfectivo upon adoption, repeals the
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NO
NO. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 3 AND 4
ARTICLE XII SECTION 28
Property Tax Exemptlon.of Perpetually
Conserved Land; Classification and
Assessment of Land Used for
Conservation
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conservation protections, defined by
general law. Requires Legislature to
provide for classification and assessment
of land used for conservation purposes,
and not perpetually encumbered, solely
on the basis of character or use. Subjects
assessment benefit to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions
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YES

SNO, 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4
ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION
Assessment of Working Waterfront
Property Based Upon Current Use
Provides for assessment based upon use
of land used predominantly for
commercial fishing purposes: land used
for vessel launches into waters that are
n r. 1 i "'. ir' i,'siris r l ire .1 5r. I,"
the publAic and water-doponrent marine
manufacturing facilities, commercial
fishing facilities, and marine vessel
construclion and repair facilities and their
support activities, subject to conditions,
limitations, and reasonable definitions .
specified by general law.
D YES
(D-NO J


NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 9 ,
Local Option Community College
Funding
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to require that the
Legislature authorize counties to levy
a local option sales taxto supplement
community college funding; requiring
voter approval to levy the tax;
providing that approved taxes will
sunset alter 5 years and may be
reauthorized by the voters.
YES
C NO




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DISTRICT 1 VOTERS!
District 1 voters (Precincts 1, 7 and 8)
will have two additional races on their
ballots, with the County Commission Dis-
trict 1 race on the front side and the
School Board race on the back side.


DISTRICT 4 VOTERS!

District 4 voters (Precincts 11A and 12)
will have the School Board District 4
race on their ballot. The race is listed
under the nonpartisan races and
appears on the back side of the ballot.


DISTRICT 5 VOTERS!

District 5 voters (Precincts 9, 10, 11B &
13) will have the race for County
Commissioner District 5 on the front
side of their ballot.


COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 1
(Vote for One)


-' Cecil Ray Cochran


Onth
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of thebalo


Danny Ray Wise DEM

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
DISTRICT 1
(Vote for One)


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SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
DISTRICT 4
(Vote for One)

-- Thaddeus J. Simmons
, Kenneth F. Speights


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of -thebalt


COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 5
(Vote for One)


-- Tammy S. Rushing
Harold Pickron


REP
DEM


Onth
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SDanny Ryals
'Grant Williams


EARLY VOTING: AVOID LINES ON ELECTION DAY!
Early voting is currently being held through this Saturday, November 1, in Room G-I0 of the.Calhoun County
Courthouse in Blountstown. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is closed on Sunday. Please remember to
bring proper photo, identification with you whether you choose to take advantage of early voting or vote at your
polling place on November 4. Early voting cannot begin before 8 a.m. and only those in line at 4 p.m. will be
allowed to cast a ballot after the 4 p.m. closing time.


FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES
PHO TO AND SIGNATURE
IDENTIFICATION FOR VOTING
Florida law requires that voters present a photo and
signature ID when voting early or at the polls, even if the
poll worker knows the voter. Voters without proper
identification are entitled to vote a provisional ballot:
The following or any combination of the following IDs are
acceptable: ..M. ,. -


* Florida driver license
* Florida ID issued by the Dept. of
Highway Safety & Motor Vehi-
cles;
* Neighborhood association ID;
* Retirement center ID;
* Public assistance ID;
* Debit or credit card;
* U.S. passport;
* Student ID;
* Military ID.


FOR MORE
INFORMATION
CONTACT:K


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CALHOUN COUNTY

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
20859 Central Ave. E., Rrr. G-10
Blountstown, FL 32424
Phone (850) 674-8568
Fax (850) 674-2449
E-mail soecalco@fairpoint.net
http://www. votecalhoun. com


ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION,.
DATES AND DEADLINES
ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAILED TO VOTERS: Florida's
deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot to be
mailed for the general election is Wednesday, October
29. If you-need us to mail a ballot to you, please contact us
before the deadline. If you ask another person to request
an absentee ballot for you, that person must be a member
of your immediate family as defined by Florida law.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO BE PICKED UP BY
SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE VOTER: You may
designate in writing a person to pick up your ballot for you;
however, the person you designate may not pick Up more
than two absentee ballots per election other than the
designee's own ballot or ballots for the designee's
immediate family. Designees may pick up ballots
beginning Thursday, October 30, through Election Day.
Call our office at 674-8568 for details on what the written
authorization must contain or download an Absentee Ballot
Request Form from our Web site: www.votecalhoun.com.

WHAT IS
FLORIDA'S a so
DEFINITION OF
"IMMEDIATE / 0 11W .
FAMILY"? o


IMPORTANT! Absentee ballots must be returned
ONL Y to the Elections Office in the Courthouse
by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.
ft is not necessary to be an immediate family
member to return an absentee ballot.


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04 FORD F-250 LARIAT Diesel. Ext. Cab #nooo4 .... ... .$14,000 06 GMC YUKON DENALI #oooe044v ................... .$20,800
04 LINCOLN TOWN CAR #oom44 ...... ............. .$14,430 06 DODGE CHARGE R/T #900oo46 ............. $21,481
05 BUICK LESABRE LOW MILES, #9403001 ..................$14,479 08 NISSAN MAXIMA SL #0426 .. ............. ... .$21,850
05 SUBURA OUTBACK#N9004433 ................... .$14,650 06 CHRYSLER 300C SRT #900oo4458 .................. .$22,300
07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT #oo004643 ........... .. .$14,821 06 FORD F-250 XLT CREW Diesel, 4X4 oo453. ........ .$23,400
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07 NISSAN VERSA SL #NO90046m ...................$15,350 07 CHEVY TAHOE LTZ#900o445 .....................$28,400
05 HONDA PILOT EXL #900464 ........... ...$15,400 08 CADILLAC CTS #oo455s ........ .............. .$30,200
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Legal Notice

NOTICE OF APPLICATION 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 thereon. The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 309 Year of Issuance: 2002

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel# 01-
1N-10-0000-0010-0400
Commencing at the SW Corner of Section 1,
Township 1 North, Range 10 West, Calhoun
County, Florida; thence North 89 degrees 59 min-
utes 13 seconds East 1382.86 feet along the
South boundary of Section 1; thence North 01
degree 12 minutes 13 seconds East 30.00 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence North 01 degree
12 minutes 13 seconds East 630.00 feet; thence
North 89 degrees 59 minutes 13 seconds East
345.71 feet; thence South 01 degree 12 minutes
13 seconds West 630.00 feet to the North Right
of Way of County Road; thence South 89 degrees
59 minutes 13 West 345.71 feet along said coun-
ty road to the Point of Beginning. Said Parcel
contains 5.00 acres, more or less.
LESS & EXCEPT THAT DEEDED TO BRANT
CREAMER IN O.R. BOOK 342, PAGE 136, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF CALHOUN COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: Ronnie
Creamer, 11711 NW Glory Hill Road, Altha,
Florida, 32421
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
November 13, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. CST.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of Circuit Court of
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA


Legal Notice

The Calhoun County School Board proposes to
introduce and 'amend policies for Calhoun County
School as follows:

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER 2--SCHOOL BOARD GOVERANCY
AND ORGANIZATION
CHAPTER 5-STUDENTS
CHAPTER 6--HUMAN RESOURCES
CHAPTER 7--BUSINESS SERVICES

Introducing and Amending Policy:

2.20 Responsibilities and Authority of the Board
2.71 Bullying and Harassment.
5.14 Homeless Students
5.71 Directory Information
5.711 Parental Access to Information
6.17 Appointment or Employment Requirements
7.70 Purchasing and Bidding


Most of these policy changes are necessitated by
changes In statute citations by the State of
Florida. The entire proposals are available for
viewing at the School Superintendent's Office,
Room G-20, Calhoun County Court House,
Blountstown, Florida.
A hearing will be held on the above policies in the
Courthouse in Blountstown, Florida at the
Regular School Board meeting beginning at 5:00
P.M., CDT, Tuesday, November 11, 2008.
Grant Williams,
Chairman Calhoun County School Board
Attest:
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools


Legal Notice

2008 CALHOUN COUNTY EWP GROUP 4
PROJECT # 14.129

NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or corporation inter-
ested in constructing the following project: ,

CALHOUN COUNTY 2008 E.W.P. Group 4
Hanna Tower Site 1
Hanna Tower Site 2
Hanna Tower Site 3

Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes,
on public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project will be 60 days
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
$1,500.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this is a






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sealed bid, the bid number and what the bid is for.

Bids will be received until 12:00 p.m. (CST), on
November 5 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 November 5, 2008, at 2:00
p.m.(CST).

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $ 25.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.

The Board of County Commissioners 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 Calhoun County.

If you have any questions, please call Matt
Carpenter at (850) 643-2771.


Legal Notice

2008 CALHOUN COUNTY EWP GROUP 5
PROJECT # 14.129
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS

The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any
qualified person, company or corporation inter-
ested in constructing the following project:

CALHOUN COUNTY 2008 E.W.P. Group 5
COUNTY ROAD 12
DAVIS PEACOCK ROAD

Plans and specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200. The bid must
conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes,
on public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project will be 60 days
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'
$1,500.00 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 12:00 p.m. (CST), on
November 5 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 November 5, 2008, at 2:00
p.m.(CST).

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $ 25.00
per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.

The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to waive infdrmalities 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 Calhoun County.


If you have any questions, please call Matt
Carpenter at (850) 643-2771.


Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JtjDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-58-PR
IN RE: WARREN T. WHITE a/k/a
WARREN TALMADGE WHITE, ,
Deceased.

NOTICE OF CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Warren T.
White a/k/a Warren Talmadge White, deceased
whose date of death was August 29, 2008, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
20859 Central Avenue E, Room 130,
Blountstown, Florida 32424. The names.,and
addresses of the Personal Representative' and
the Personal Representative's attorney are sel
forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims within this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

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

The date of the first publication of this notice
Is October 22, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Laura Lynn Reeves
15545 SW Grace Peacock Road
Blountstown, Florida 32424

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Jana E. McConnaughhay, Esq.
Florida Bar Number: 099548
McConnaughhay Law Group, P.A.
1709 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 102
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
Telephone: (850) 385-1246


Legal Notice
NOTICE OF DISPOSAL

M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will dis-


pose of contents of the following unit on Friday,
October 31, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. if not paid in full.
The unit is believed to contain household and/or
personal property.
Chri Causey,'Unit 3 North
KIm Mundy, Unit #37 & 34 South


Legal Notice
BID NOTICE
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES
"SHIP PROGRAM"

THE CALHOUN BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS WILL ACCEPT SEALED BIDS ON
BEHALF OF ITS STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES
PARTNERSHIP "SHIP" PROGRAM FOR THE
REHAB OF HOUSES UNTIL 12:00 P.M. LOCAL
TIME ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008.
BIDS MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE CLERK'S
OFFICE IN THE CALHOUN COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424,
BIDS MUST ARRIVE BEFORE DEADLINE.
BIDS WILL BE OPENED ON NOVEMBER 18,
2008 AT 5:00 P.M. OR AS SOON AFTERWARDS
AS POSSIBLE.
BIDS MUST BE SEALED IN A ENVELOPE
MARKED "SEALED BID FOR "SHIP REHAB"
AND IDENTIFIED BYTHE NAME OFTHE FIRM,
AND THE DATE AND TIME OF THE BID OPEN-
ING.
BID SHEETS AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE
OBTAINED BY CONTACTING DOWLING PAR-
RISH, SHIP ADMINISTRATOR, 20859 EAST
CENTRAL AVENUE, ROOM 309,
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA, TELEPHONE (850)
674-8046 OR 674-2571.
A MANDATORY PREBID CONFERENCE WILL
BE HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2008,
AT 9:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME IN THE CALHOUN
BUILDING DEPARTMENT LOCATED ON THE
3RD FLOOR OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE.
REHABS WILL BE BID. IT IS THE RESPON-
SIBILITY OF THE VENDOR/CONTRACTOR TO
PURCHASE ALL PERMITS DEEMED NECES-
SARY.
BIDDERS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF GEN-
ERAL LIABILITY AND WORKMAN'S COMPEN-
SATION INSURANCE IN THE BID PACKAGE.
THE INSURANCE MUST BE IN FORCE AT THE
TIME OF THE BID OPENING. AS AN ALTER-
NATIVE TO PROVIDING WORKMAN'S COM-
PENSATION INSURANCE, THE PROSPECTIVE
BIDDER SHALL PROVIDE PROOF OF WORK-
ER'S COMPENSATION EXEMPTION. ANY
PERSON CLAIMING TO BE EXEMPT SHALL
BE SUBJECT TO AN ON-THE-JOB INSPEC-
TION FOR PROOF OF EXEMPTION AND
LICENSE OF ALL WORKERS ON JOB SITE.
MINORITY CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOUR-
AGED TO PARTICIPATE. CALHOUN
COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY JURIS-
DICTION.
THE CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COUN-
TY COMMISSIONERS RESERVES THE RIGHT
TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS AND TO
WAIVE ANY INFORMALITY,
THE SIGNING OF THE CONTRACT IS CON-
TINGENT UPON THE APPROVAL OF AND/OR
RELEASE OF FUNDS BY THE FLORIDA
HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY.
CALHOUN COUNTY IS /AN EQUAL OPPOR-


TUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COUNTY.


Legal Notice

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF CALHOUN COUNTY WILL BE ACCEPTING
SEALED BIDS FOR NEW SEPTIC SYSTEMS
UNTIL 12:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER
18, 2008. BIDS WILL BE OPENED ON NOVEM-
BER 18, 2008 AT 5:00 P.M. OR AS SOON
THEREAFTER AS IS PRACTICAL.

SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE
"SHIP" OFFICE OR THE BUILDING DEPART-
MENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY
CALL DOWLING PARRISH AT
674-8046.

THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.



Legal Notice
PUBUC MEETING OF THE CALHOUN COUN-
TY CANVASSING BOARD FOR CANVASSING
OF THE ABSENTEE AND PROVISIONAL BAL-
LOTS AND RANDOM SELECTION OF RACE
AND PRECINCT FOR MANUAL AUDIT OF
VOTING SYSTEM FOR THE NOVEMBER 4,
2008 GENERAL ELECTION
The Calhoun County Canvassing Board will
meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, to
canvass absentee and provisional ballots for the
November 4, 2008 General Election. This meet-
ing Is open to the public and will be held In the
Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Office In
the Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central
Avenue East, Room G-10, Blountstown, Florida.
Sealed absentee ballots for the General Election
received prior to 1 p.m. on November 4 will be
available for public inspection in the Supervisor of
Elections Office from 1 p.m. until the Canvassing
Board convenes at 2 p.m. Immediately afterward,
those absentee ballots will be opened and
processed, but not tabulated. Tabulation of all
absentee ballots will not begin until after 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Any ballots
received between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
November 4, 2008, will be available for public
inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect
absentee ballots received during that time period
must be present. Shortly after receipt, those bal-
lots will be opened and processed, but not tabu-
lated. I
Pursuant to Section 101.68(2)(c)2, Florida
Statutes, if any elector or candidate present
believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a
defect apparent on the voter's certificate, he or
she may,'at any time before the ballot is removed
from the envelope, file with the Canvassing Board
a protest against the canvass of that ballot, spec-
ifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he
or she believes the ballot to be Illegal. A chal-
lenge based upon a defect in the voter's certifi-
cate may not be accepted after the ballot has
been removed from the mailing envelope.
The Calhoun County Canvassing Board will
reconvene at 7 p.m. on November 4, 2008 to can-

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Christmas parade theme announced;


limited edition ornaments available


BY KRISTY HALLEY SPEERS
Executive Director

Murder Mystery Dinner -
Back at Jacksl
Limited tickets are still
available for the 3rd Annual
Blountstown Main Street
Murder Mystery Dinner
Theatre. The show will run for
four nights this year (Oct. 30,
Nov. 1, Nov. 7, Nov. 8) and will
again be held in the Frink Gym
at the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement. The event will
begin with a front porch wine
and cheese reception and silent
auction. Dinner will be served
at 6:45 with the show set to
begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at
Merle Norman/Studio 20,
Wakulla Bank downtown, or
you can reserve your tickets by
phone with Kelli Peacock at
850/899-0500. Tickets are $35
each.
SILENT AUCTION DONA-
TIONS NEEDED
Main Street's Murder
Mystery Dinner
Oct. 30, Nov. 1, Nov. 7, Nov.
8.
Blountstown's Main Street
organization is still looking for
donations for their upcoming
Silent Auction that will take
place each of. the four nights of
this year's Murder Mystery
Dinner. They welcome any
donations at all the more the
better!
You may print out a donation
form at http://blountstownmain-
street.org/silentauction.html.
**If you have any questions,
please feel free to call or email
LISA CREAMER at (800)
616-5319 or lisa@blountstown-
mainstreet.org.**

River Valley Marketplace
Viis 1-jW,,avy NOv_ It_._
The River Valley
Marketplace will be held this
Saturday, Nov. 1st from 8 a.m.
to 12 noon in the green space
next to Wakulla Bank in
Downtown Blountstown. The
market will feature fresh pro-
duce, homemade baked goods,
handmade crafts, original art-
work, and live music. For more
information call Kelli at
850/899-0500 or email
news@thecountyrecord.net.
Sponsored by Blountstown
Main Street.

Community Health
Fair/Fall Festival
Saturday, Nov. 8th
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital is
hosting their first Community
Health Fair on Saturday, Nov.
8th from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. They
invite you and your family to
come out and enjoy a day of fun
with your community to sup-


port the growth of your local
hospital. Free entertainment,
games and rides for the kids
and kids at heart, as well as free
healthcare services and sup-
plies (while they last).
Some of the services offered:
Women's health education.
Blood pressure screenings,
finger sticks, Cholesterol,
Hemoglobin A1C and PSA's at
a reduced rate by the Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital lab.
Display of new County
Ambulance with Emergency
Medical Staff and Life flight
helicopter.
Show cooking by
CHARTWELLS targeting
healthy cooking tips and tech-
niques in today's busy world,
recipes will be included.
SWAT/Youth Tobacco
Prevention by Calhoun County
Health Department.
and much more...
For more information, please
contact Aimee Hanvey at
850/674-5411 or aimeehan-
vey@gmail.com.

Member Advertising
Opportunity
Chamber's "Shop Local"
Campaign
The Chamber of Commerce
is now offering a unique adver-
tising opportunity that encour-
ages community commerce this
holiday season.
Details:
Your business will be ONE of
eight featured in a full color
page advertisement in The
County Record.
Space is extremely limited!
The full-page color ad will run
for three consecutive weeks,
with eight (8) member ads in
each ad. There are only 24
advertising spaces available for
members.
Space will be guaranteed on
a fir.t rnm_ firct eQrved hla'sis.


Ad size will be 5.25 x 2 inch-
es. Deadlines for artwork are
one week before, publication
date.
Publication dates are Nov.
26, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10.
Cost per ad: $100.00

If you are interested in hav-
ing your business featured in a
"shop local" ad, please call or
email Kristy. 850/674-4519 or
kristy@calhounco.org.

Christmas Parade A
Pioneer Christmas!
Saturday, Dec. 6th
SIGN UP NOW IF YOU
WOULD LIKE TO PARTIC-
IPATE!
This year's "Pioneer
Christmas" parade will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 6th. The
Altha parade will take place at
1 p.m. with the Blountstown
portion of the parade starting at


Letters to Editor cont'd


League of Women Voters with
over 2800 members in 27 chap-
ters statewide say, "The
League supports management
of land as a finite resource and
land-use planning that reflects
conservation and wise manage-
ment of resources. This
amendment does -not link land-
use planning to conservation
and would further limit the abil-
ity of local governments to
obtain revenue from real estate
(their primary source of rev-
enue). The Florida League of
Women Voters OPPOSES
Amendment 4."
The Florida Association of
Professional Firefighters, repre-
senting 22,500 firefighters and
emergency medical services
personnel across the state, is
opposed as they are concerned
that it will further erode the tax
base for local governments.
The association also argues the
tax exemption status could be
misused by private landowners
depending on how the legisla-
ture writes the statute.
So, how do we preserve pris-
tine land and not impose an
added tax burden?
First, address the REAL
problem of. "agriculturally
assessed green-belt" properties;
especially, those with out of
state "investment" landowners
similar to the above scenario
and much different than the
homeowner proportion in taxes.
Statewide, county tax apprais-
ers indicate statutes are anti-
quated. A "roll back" assess-


ment approach is necessary to
recoup taxes on developed agri-
culturally assessed land.
Secondly, "rent-a-cow" and
"build a haystack" tactics to
qualify land as "agricultural"
need to be eliminated.
Recognize that agriculturally
designated land with a much
lower tax assessment (which
should be preserved for TRUE
agricultural purposes), is
MUCH more attractive as an
investment in terms of annual
yearly cash flow outlays, since
it's already almost TAX FREE!
Then, once additional taxes
are flowing in on these
reassessed agricultural assessed
lands (or taken off this designa-
tion entirely without rent-a-
cows), develop a fair conserva-
tion easement statute .that
makes sense for those certain
pristine properties we want to
conserve.
For instance, don't allow
easements to property where
absolutely no development will
EVER occur due to inappropri-
ate geographical terrain or loca-
tion. Secondly, require' ease-
ments provide public access!
Lastly, assure certain amenities
to the general public and
upkeep, in return for having
ZERO taxes!
Now is not the time for
Amendment 4 let's step back
and think of long-term solu-
tions.

J. Terry Ryan
Tallahassee


' 5 p.m. We invite all communi-
ty organizations, clubs, and
businesses to help make this the
best parade ever! In addition,
everyone is invited to the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
after the parade for their annu-
al Christmas celebration.
Please note that the
Chamber of Commerce vehicle
is the ONLY vehicle for Santa
and Mrs. Claus. While elves
may be on other vehicles/floats,
there is only ONE Santa in our
parade.
All participants must fill out
an application/entry form.
Winners' certificates and brag-
ging rights will be awarded to
the best entries. For more
information or to sign up to par-
ticipate, please call or email
Kristy at 850/674-4519 or
kristy@calhounco.org.


Poker Run November 15 to benefit


Calhoun "Take Stock In Children"


The Calhoun County Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
Committee will host a poker
run on Saturday, November
15th. Registration will begin at
8:30 a.m. (cst) at Sam Atkins
Park. The first bikes will leave
out at 9:00 and the last bike to
be in at noon.
The route will take partici-
pants through Calhoun County
and part of Jackson County.
The registration fee is $15 for
the driver's first hand and $10
for the rider's first hand.
Additional hands may be pur-
chased for $5 each. 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd places will be awarded
for best hands. Door prizes will
be given out at the end of the
event and lunch will be provid-
ed for the participants.
Proceeds will benefit the
Calhoun County Take Stock 'in
Children Scholarship Fund. For
further information, contact
Stephanie at 674-8234.


Don't Forget. ,

VOTE!!!
...


Calhoun County
Christmas Ornaments.
ORDER NOW! LIMITED t A N
EDITION!
The Chamber of
Commerce's Christmas orna-
ments have arrived and they It s New '
look great! These ceramic
keepsake ornaments show an fl
artist's rendition of the Historic N e w
Calhoun County Courthouse
and are the first in a series of ra a n d *
.limited edition ornaments.
Future ornaments will feature I E
the M & B 'Train Depot, the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement,
Altha School, and the old
Blountstown High School. ,
If several folks at your busi- o A
ness want to purchase, we're
happy to deliver them to you. Fo I 91eW
They make wonderful gifts for
those who live away, but would '.
treasure a reminder of home

also great teachers' gifts, a nice hr
keepsake for employees,, or a
lovely gift to new customers! I have 23 years successful administrative experience!
Thoe qrnarm A ment s.a.e a. r. evj-PIabe or_ b.1I- ...a....y
saleat thfor o -1 havef-i-yeaTs-investigative-expe ience
$15 each. N With your vote and support I'll have 23 years more

Out of Office Notice administrative experience than either of my opponents had
The Chamber of Commerce when first sworn into office.!
office will be closed Monday,
Nov. 2 thru Wednesday, Nov.
5th. I will be attending the
32nd Annual Basic Economic I G guarantee:
Development Course at the D
University of South Florida. Deputies who are educated, ethical, and abide by
Emails will be checked periodi- the law!
cally, so ifyou need assistance, Deputies who are honorable, courteous, and
please send an e-mail or call my epuies honorable, courteous,
cell at 850/447-1110. Phone professional!
messages left at the office will proesil
be checked upon return. Employees will be held accountable for
___________ inappropriate actions!
N Equal treatment for EVERY citizen!
Fall festival A Sheriff Department that is a FRIEND to the
Community!
at the library L A Sheriff that is easy to reach and easy to talk with!

non Tlvhursdav Honesty, integrity, and an ethical department!
SrIy I will work towards an animal control program!
The Calhoun County Public To serve and protect the ENTIRE county!
Library invites local families .,rt t
with children ages birth to third
grade to the annual fall festival *
set for Thursday, Oct. 30, from N |
6. to 8 p.m. There will be Miha l ik a pe tea
games, prizes and food. Come MichaelMike" Carpenter
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Down to Eah, Listening to Your Concerns On. November 4th Vote for and Elect
Kenneth F. Speights
for School Board Member Dist. 4
Background Information
Born and raised in Calhoun County, age 33
Married with three children (LaVasyette 17, Miah 14, & Ken II 5)
Education
-Masters Degree in Psychology (Troy University)
Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice/Forensic Studies (UWF)
Associates Degree in General Studies (Gulf Coast Community College)
Member of Alpha Phi Sigma (National Crimihal Justice Honor Society)
Member of ACA New Professional (American Counseling Association)
Currently enrolled at Argosy University pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Psychology/
Counseling.
Work Experience
Director of Social Services (Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown)
Firefighter/First Responder (Blountstown Fire Dept.)
Certified Child Protective Worker (Department of Children and Families)
Certified Mass Care and Damage Assessment Tech. (American Red Cross, Tallahassee
Come to Our Cookout Chapter)
Sunday, Nov0. 2, Co0ers Park, 3:30PM School Advisory Committee Member (Blountstown Middle School 2005-2008)
Sunday, Nov. 2 Coopers Park 3:30 PM 1Deputy Clerk II (Florida Supreme Court)
Pultical Advertisement Pald lot and Approv.d by Kenneth F. Spelghts, DOe,, fo Soo Bord OD5trKct 4


On November 4th
Vote for and elect

Jimmy "Jim"

y MARSHALL
as your next
Superintendent of
Schools

If you want

Honesty,

Integrity and

Accountability;


Gracie says, "vote

for my Pa Pa!"

Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Jimmy Marshall for Calhoun County
Superintendent of Schools, No Party Affillation


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The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page 20













J SW Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net )


AUCTION
Auction
Saturday, November 1, 8:00 a.m.
Hwy. 231 N. Campbellton, FL
Farm & Construction Equipment,
County, City,
Bank, Repos & others Plus
Consignments
Mason Auction & Sales LLC #642
850-263-0473 Office
850-258-7652 Chad
850-849-0792- Gerald
www.masonauction.com

CARS & TRUCKS
1988 Buick, make offer. Call 674-
3264.

FOR RENT
2 bedroom mobile home, nice loca-
tion near school. in Bristol. Call 674-
8317 or 643-7569

RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers
when available. Call 674-4011.
3 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA, just
remodeled behind Chevron Station
in Altha. $550/mo, plus $500
deposit. Call 674-5921 or 447-0544.
2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for
rent, located six miles north pf
Blountstown on Hwy. 69 north.
Water, sewer, and grass mowing
provided. Deposit required. No
pets. Call 643-8934.

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.

2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes in
Altha, very nice. Call 762-9555 or '
762-8597. -.


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1,2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
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2006 Suzuki BLVD. M50, 3700
miles., $5500. Call 850-209-7926.

Hoveround Teknique power chair,
barely used, $1500; deluxe Invacare
walker with front wheels, new, $75;
walker, $25; (2) potty chairs, $8, &
$20. Call 762-8197, 762-3245.
1983 CB 650 NightHawk, $1500
OBO. New motor, new tires, new
battery and runs great, plus a few
extras. Call Robert at 850-762-2847
for more info. Call after 12:00 noon.

1984 Honda Shadow vt700c
motorcycle, runs good, new paint
job, $1500 OBO. Call 674-1740,
leave a message.

2002 Honda Shadow 1100, has
just over 10,000 miles, $4500 OBO.
Call 674-8949.
Moving must sell!! 1 year old
couch purchased at Badcock with
loveseat and large chair, paid
$3,800, will sacrifice for $1,000.
Also small wood dinette set with 4
chairs, $100. Call 674-1990, ask for
Janis Dutton.

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2 bedroom trailer for rent in Free firewood, you cut. Call 762-
Blountstown. Convenient location.
Very clean with W/D hookup. Lawn
service included. No smoking, no FREE PETS
pets. References and proof of Whte English bulldog, 1-1/2years
income required. ,,$,375 /mon pns d gl b og11 years
income req.. .. r'l '" P~o .'W'. .old, good with-children, butt does not
^674-6019.
Famill gup of 3-1/2 year old Lab
FOR SALE breed puppies, light tan andewhite,
Computers for sale new or faQto- dre
y re o s Mn it dren's park of 4-Mile Creek Park in
Inkjet & Laser Printers, CD's, CD- Clarksville. Very ft, clean and
kjet aser nters, 's, sociable. Free. Come and take one
ROM, CD Drives, Zip Drives, SparQ home. Located at Four Mile Creek,
Drive and Software. Call Russell A. H
Peterson at (850) 674-2958, 17785 Hwy. 73 N. off of Woodsman Rd.
Crozier St., Blountstown. E-mail: Call 674-3905.



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is accepting applications for
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Experience Required
Applicants may apply at the Special Programs
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acre, corner lot, fenced, detached 40
x 50 outbuilding, walk to shopping,
K-12, medical and downtown
Blountstown. Job causes to relo-
cate. Asking payoff, $113,000. Call
606-776-1762 or 606-748-4732.

REAL ESTATE

"Compass Lake In the Hills,
Jackson County, one acre lot for
sale. Property owners enjoy 2 lakes
for fishing and boating, clubhouse
with pool table, TV room and restau-
rant, swimming pool, tennis, basket-
ball, racquetball courts, volleyball,
golf driving range, stables with
horseback riding, pontoon boat
rentals, cabinets for rent, camp-
ground for RV's and more.
Homeowners Association dues and
taxes only $350:00 a year. priced to
sell at $18.000. Call 850-227-5380.

Eight Acres for Sale in Kinard off
Highway 73. Property is partially
cleared, has a new never used sep-
tic tank, well with pump in storage
building, electric pole, security light,
.small travel trailer, and nice neigh-
bors. The land is ready to build 'on,
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SERVICES
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WANTED
Looking for brick, call 674-3264.

YARD SALES
Multi-family garage sale Saturday,
at the home of Brenda Hurst, 20506
NE Hentz Ave., Blountstown.

Garage sale Saturday, 7:30 2:00
at the.corner of Folsom & Main St.,
Blountstown. Dishes and kitchen-
ware, toaster oven, linens,
Christmas decorations, plants, bar-
gains galore.


LegalAds cont'd-


yass precinct returns and provisional ballots. It
may become necessary for the Calhoun County
Canvassing Board to reconvene after November
4, 2008, to canvass provisional ballots. If so, the
time 'and date will be posted at the Calhoun
County supervisor of Elections Office anrd
announced at the conclusion of the November 4,
2008 meeting.
Section 101.591, Florida Statutes, requires that
the Canvassing Board select a random race and
precinct for. a manual audit of the November 4i
2008 General Election. Prior to adjourning for the
day on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, the
Canvassing Board will select thp random race
and precinct and set the date and time for a man-
ual audit of the November 4, '2008 General
Election in accordance with Florida law. The date,
time and location of the manual audit will be pub-
licly posted. In accordance with the Sunshine
Law of Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings
are open to the public.
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 pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based.
Margie C. Laramote
Supervisor of Elections
Calhoun County, Florida



Legal Notice
PUBLIC AUCTION
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public auc-
tion on November 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (C.T).
1999 Chevy Cavalier
VIn# 1G1JC524XX73711700
White In Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker Service,
19844 S.W. South Street, Suite A, Blountstown,
Florida.
Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. PH: 850-674-TQWS
(8697)


Legal Notice
NOTICE
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 193.122
(2) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE


2008 AD VALORJEM TAX ROLL FOR CAL-.
HOUN COUNTY WAS RTIERFIED ,TO THE
TAX COLLECTOR ON OCTOBER 23, 2008.

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO,: 07-43-CP.
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RALPH EUGENE BURT, SR.
Deceased.
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
The administration of the estatelr c RALPH
EUGENE BURT, SR. whose date o
February 27, 2007, is pending n'. '
Court for Calhoun County, Flouda Pr,31El
Division, the address of which is 20859 Cenual
Avenue E, Room 130, Blountstown, Florida. ;The,
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims within this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS 'AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
* THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIMING FILED TWO
'(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER. THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is OCTOBER 29, 2008.
RALPH EUGENE BURT, JR.
5410 North West Skyline Dr.
Altha, FL 32421
SHER L. ALLAN. ESQ.
731 Oak Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 914-2220
Florida Bar No.: 0847951
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE


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The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page 21


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The document to the right was obtained

from the Florida Division of Retirement.

It shows that in March of 2008 Sheriff Tatum

signed up for the DROP program

Sheriff's salary is $101,961.00 x 4 years = $407,844.00

Sheriff Tatum's lump sum check at end of term would be $514,251.98

$407,844.00 Salary

+ $514,251.98 Lump Sum Drop Payment


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INJUSTICEE AND UNFAIRNESS" I

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getting "fighting mad" about injustice and unfairness, in the same ad he i -- .

promises to "take care" of our deputies through their pay. The Sheriffs ....

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This document had to be retrieved

from the Fl. Division of retirement

after our PUBLIC RECORDS request

for staff salaries was denied by

David Tatum, which was in violation

of Florida law. Fl. Statute 119.07


With your vote for Buddy Smith you can expect:


*A i openu door policy

* Intra-agency cooperation

*lOur youth, who are our
future, will be safeguarded

^rW e will aggressively pursue
crime prevention programs


BauElilciir.g bridges bUetweer the
t Shterifft's Office and our community

*PFiscal Responsibility with YOUR tax dollars

Our seniors, whto llaid the foundation
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The County Record, OCTOBER 29, 2008, Page 22


A VOTE FOR DANNY RYALS IS A VOTE FOR THE


CHILDREN & TAXPAYERS OF CALHOUN COUNTY!!


There is NO excuse for thousands and thousands of dollars worth of

lunchroom equipment being left outside to ruin!! This is your current

administration and Grant Williams at work!

Simple Facts? $996,000.00 Investment? Just Tell Us the Simple TRUTH

1) We will not be reimbursed for the $996,000.00 for architects fees.
*You can only be reimbursed for the school you build;
*The $996,000.00 was for the 80 acre site on CR 275.
*The current site in Blountstown is approximately 5 acres. You CAN NOT build a school designed for 80 acres on.5 acres.
*A new set of plans for the 5 acre site in Blountstown must be drawn and the approximate cost is $635,000.00.
If the new school is built in Blountstown the cost of the new set of plans is what we will be reimbursed.
We will not be reimbursed for the $996,000.00 unless the school is built on CR 275.
Supt. Neves negotiated the fee with the architect for the CR 275 site. The architect's fees should not have been be paid UNLESS and UNTiL the school board
receives the money from the state.
2) If re-elected the current school administration may move the new consolidated school back to CR 275 after the election.
In last week's paper both Neves and Williams stated that "a complete set of plans had to be finalized before funding would be approved for the school"
*The only plans that are finalized are for the administrations' "absolute perfect" CR 275 site.
*As of today there are still no finalized plans to build the school on five acres in Blountstown.
*The motion to purchase the 80 acres on CR 275 is still on the table.
*The current property owner of the the 80 acres is in the process of changing the land use and the school could be built on this site.
On August 12, 2008 Chairman Grant Williams once again refused to rescind the vote to consolidate. If consolidation is over, why won't the current
administration rescind the vote to consolidate?
*The motion to consolidate Blountstown High School and Altha High School is still in effect.
Grant Williams has flip-flopped on more than one occasion.
3) Chairman Grant WiiTiams voted for the largest tax increase iin Calhoun County's history.
pburing ieast 4 years the budge-t or Calhoun County schools has increased 33, even houh we'have 50 less students.
*The Calhoun County school budget for 2004-05 was $19.9 million. The budget for 2007-08 is $26.5 million.
Grant Williams voted for a 49% tax increase which is the largest tax increase in Calhoun County's history.

Can we afford another 4 years of this type of "progress"?
A vote for Danny Ryals will NOT cause us to lose the $24.5 million of Special Facilities funds!
Danny Ryals will do everything possible to ensure that we receive Special Facilites Funding!
In order for us to receive this money, the legislature has to approve the request in
March 2009! With the current economic crisis and worsening budget troubles in the state
there is no guarantee that we will receive any money! The school board has not acquired
$24.5 million from the state. Currently, there is no money appropriated for Calhoun
County schools in the state's budget.
IU I . .. . I . . i -


Danny Ryals has delighted kids, young & old with the
Christmas'pus for 20 years! Vote for the Bus Boy!


* Danny Ryals will work to save you money! Danny
Ryals will ask questions and have facts and,
dodcimentation before voting to spend any of your
money!
* Danny Ryals understands what additional taxes do to
students, parents, senior citizens and businesses!

* Danny Ryals has the courage to stand up for what is
right! Danny, Ryals will listen to your concerns. Danny
Ryals will show respect to all citizens appearing before
the school board.

*Grant Williams voted to consolidate and close
Blountstown High School and Altha High School.
Danny Ryals fought to keep our schools open!


Please go vote & vote for
DANNY RYALS
for Calhoun County School Board
TDistrict 1


Early voting is from 10/20 11/1 from 8-4 at the
Supervisor of Elections office in the courthouse.
Election Day is November 4!

Please Note: The School Board District 1 race is.
on the back of the ballot between. the judges &
amendments!

Danny Ryals wants the best education possible for ALL children in ALL
schools. Danny Ryals graduated from Altha Public School. Lynn Ryals `
graduated from BHS. Their two children currently attend BES & BMS. Their
nephews attended Carr K-8 & Altha Public School. With Danny Ryals ALL.
children will TRULY have equal representation.

If elected I will work hard, just as I have done at Chipola College,
to provide the best education possible for ALL children
while keeping a tight rein on our budget.

Please support and vote for Danny Ryals for
Calhoun County School Board District 1 !
If you have any questions please call Danny Ryals at 899-6472, 674-5478, or 674-3884.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Danny Ryals (NP) for School Board Dist. 1


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