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News Editor
SACalhoun County
man lost his life early
Sunday in a single vehi-
cle crash in Jackson
S County.
Brandon Dowell, 20,
of Blountstown, was
pronounced dead at the
scene of the accident
near wo Egg.
According to the
'Florida Highway Patrol,
Dowell was behind the
wheel of "a 1998 Chevy
Sl1 pickup :and was
traveling northbound on
SR 69.'Near the inter-
Sectionh of 'Tracy Road,
'Dowell 1lst control of
the vehicle and it spun
Sonto the eastcshoulder of
the roadway. The pick-
up struck two'large oak
trees, .partially ejecting
Dowell. t'"'
Thie crash 'was imves-.
Jtigated by. Cpl. C.D.
Chapman. ''


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Meet Remington "Luke" Barton

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Kevin and Carla
Barton of Blountstown
are the proud parents of
Remington Luke
Barton, Jackson and
Calhoun Counties' New
Year's 2009 Baby.
Master Barton, at 8
pounds and 3 ounces,
was born at 4:22 a.m. on
Thursday, January 1,
2009, at Jackson
Hospital, 4250 Hospital
Drive, Marianna.
Master.Barton, who
will be called by his mid-
dle name Luke, is a 5th
generation on the
Williams and Hansford
side of the family and
4th generation on the

Paternal 'grandpar-
ents are Mike and Janet
Barton. Maternal
Grandparents are Angel
Williams, and James and
Lisa Griffin.
The hospital, had sev-
eral contenders for the
'New Year's Baby desig-
nation. And, throughout
each year, Jackson
Hospital delivers about
650 babies.
Luke joins big brother
Hunter, who is 3 years
old. The brothers com-
plete the Barton family
for now.
Kevin Barton works
as a Correctional Officer

for the State of Florida
in Blountstown. Carla
Barton is a licensed
Cosmetologist with Bliss'
Salon, Marianna.
Maternal Care Nurse
Manager Christina
Conrad, BSN, RN, on
behalf of Maternal Care
Co-Manager Connie
Swearingen, BSN, RN,
and the entire Maternal
Care Nursing Unit and,
The Hospital's Board of
Trustees, Administration
and Staff of Jackson
Hospital, presented the
parents with a New
Year's Baby gift basket
containing a case each of
diapers, formula and

baby wipes. Also includ-
ed was a reusable baby
bag containing American
Baby magazine, a baby
calendar, and a $50 gift
card for baby supplies.'
Superior Bank
encourages and pro-
motes saving for the
future. As part of the
Bank's mission, they
provide the savings seed
money for the County's
New Year's Baby. Tanya
Tableriou, Branch
Manager, Superior
Bank, and also third
cousin to the New Year's
baby, presented the par-
ents with a $50 Savings
Bond in Luke's name.


Father kidnaps sons, leads cops

on chase throu three counties

News Editor
A Jackson County man
was arrested New Year's

Day after allegedly kid-
napping his two sons from
their mother's home and
leading: law enforcement
officials on a chase

Makin' money at the market
The River Valley Marketplace isn't just for grownups.
Chessa Goodman, a fifth grader at Blountstown Elementary
School, is shown above running the booth she set up with
her 14-year-old brother, Chesten, Saturday. Check out next
week's edition for the story on these two business partners.

through three counties.
William Clayton
Anderson reportedly
removed his two sons,
ages 3 and 6, from their
mother's home in
Kynesville. H-e then spoke
by cell phone with their
grandmother and com-
mented about "getting
their caskets ready."
Through AT&T's assis-
tance, the Jackson County
Sheriff's Office was able to
track Anderson's cell-
phone to the Camphead
Road area of Calhoun
County. The Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office
and Florida Highway
Patrol set up a perimeter.
Anderson's. wife told
authorities they had been
separated for 18 months
and he had violated
injunctions, threatened
suicide, and battered her.
She described him as very
suicidal and took his
threats of killing their sons
At one point during the
search, Anderson called
his estranged wife and

claimed to have dropped
the children off with
friends and given them
instructions to kill the kids
if anything happened to
him. He asked her to meet
him alone and exchange
her life for their lives.
The vehicle Anderson
was driving was then
found on the corner of
Wes Lane and Camphead
Road. It was learned
Anderson had ditched that
car that belonged to a
friend and picked up his
own vehicle. He was spot-
ted and fled, leading
authorities into Bay
County where he bailed
from the vehicle and ran
into the woods. Dep. John
Scheetz stayed with the
Anderson was appre-
hended and the children
were reunited with their

School Board
to vote Tuesday on
Tu new school
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in jail
News Editor
A little girl left in the
care of an elderly sex
offender and his wife has
told.,authorities she was
molested, leading to his
Thomas William Dailey,
73, remains in custody at
the Calhoun County Jail.
after he was tracked down
in Indiana. He is charged
with lewd and lascivious
molestation and sex offend-
er registration violation.
According to the
Calhoun Countmty Sheriff's
Office, the investigation
began back in June when
the little girl indicated to a
child protection official with
the Florida Department of
Children and Families that
she had been molested.
Sgt. Mark Mallory of
the CCSO spoke withthe-
child's mother about the
allegations and she report-
edly did not believe them.
She stated that the girl had
never been left alone with
Dailey. *
The girl's maternal
grandparents reported that
Dailey had lived on their
property in a trailer, but
had moved in 2007. The
grandfather said he was
aware Dailey. was a sex
offender when he moved on
the property; the grand-
mother said she didn't find
out until just prior to him
leaving. Both stated he had
never been alone with their
During an' interview at
the Sheriff's Office, the lit-
tle girl stated she had spent
the night at Dailey's home
on two occasions when she
was six-years-old. She said
the first incident occurred
when her mother took her
to stay with Dailey and his
wife while she went to a
party. The child alleged she
awoke to find Dailey next
to her in bed and said he
touched her inappropriate-
ly. She said the second time
she stayed there, she awoke
to find him next to her, but
her grandfather came in,
snatched her away, and
they left.
A follow-up ,interview
was then conducted with
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To the Editor:
Being of the Unitarian
Universalist faith can lead
to a lonely path in a county
like Calhoun where being
anything but a Christian is
almost unheard of. Many
years ago I ran across a
poem that seemed to speak
to my faith and all faiths
actually. I keep a copy of
this poem readily available,
because it gives me great
comfort. I'd like you to
read the poem first, and
then I'll give you its history.
(Latin: "Things
to be Desired")
Go placidly amid the'
noise and the haste, and
remember what peace
there may be in silence. As,
far as possible without sur-,
render be on good terms
with all persons. Speak
your truth quietly and
clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and the
ignorant, they too have
their story. Avoid loud and
aggressive persons, they are
vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself
with others, -you may
become vain or bitter; for
always there will be greater
and lesser persons than
yourself. Enjoy your
achievements as well as
your plans. Keep interest-
ed in your own career, how-
ever humble; it is a real
possession in the changing
fortunes of time.
* Exercise caution in your'
business affairs, for the
world is full of trickery. But
let this not blind you to
what virtue'there is; many
persons strive for high
ideals, and' everywhere life
is full of heroism. Be your-
self. Especially do not feign
affection. Neither be cyni-
cal. about love, for in the,
face of all aridity and disen-
chantment, it is as perenni-
al as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel
of the years, gracefully sur-
rendering the things of
youth. Nurture strength of
spirit to shield you in sud-
den misfortune, but do not
distress yourself with dark
imaginings. Many fears are
born of fatigue and loneli-
Beyond a wholesome
discipline, be gentle with
yourself. You are a child of
the universe no less than
the trees and the stars; you
have a right to be here.
. And whether or not it is.
clear to you, no doubt the
universe is unfolding as it
Therefore be at peace
with God, whatever ypu
conceive Him to be. And
whatever- your labors and
aspirations, in the noisy
confusion of life, keep peace
'in your soul.
With all its sham, drudg-
ery, and broken dreams, it
is still a beautiful world. Be
cheerful. Strive to be,
Erroneously titled
"Found in Old St. Paul's
Church, 1692," it was actu-
ally written by Max
Ehrmann in the 1920s. He
was a poet and lawyer from
Indiana who was inspired to
write the' poem from an
entry in his diary: "I should
like, if I could, to leave a
humble gift -- a bit of chaste
prose that had caught up
some noble moods." It was
passed around many times
over and was even found by
former Presidential candi-
date Adlai Stevenson's bed-
side after his death (he
intended to use it with his'
Christmas cards). Read the
poem again. Just slow
down this time. See 'if it
comforts you- too in your

Bobby Mears

Dec. 29: Pattie Holland, DUI with damages and
Dec;:30: Bernard Robinson, VOP; Blair Daniel Mercer,
Jan. 1: Thomas William Dailey, lewd & lascivious
molestation, sex offender registration violation
Jan. 2: Karlier Robinson, DWLSR; Andrew Guilford, lar-
ceny under $300, burglary of structure, dealing in
stolen property; Dannyelle White, VOCP; William
Clayton Anderson, child abuse, interference with .cus-
tody; Allen Reed, FTA, VOP; Diane Lynn Clark, child
Jan. 4: James-Charles Ballard, DUI, refusal to submit
to breath test, DWLSR
Jan. 5: Brian David Harmon, burglary with battery
Dec. 31: Timothy McCormick, uttering forged/altered
checks, grand theft, forgery of checks
Nov. 1: Christian Gibson, possession of I/t 20 grams
marijuana; Koridn Thomas, holding for Leon Co.
Nov. 2: Diane Clark, holding for CCSO
Nov. 3: Billy Burl Pullam, DUI/felony, refusal to submit
to a breath test;- Linda Lorraine Smith, felony DUI,

The above IndMduals were booked Into the.Calhoun
or Liberly County Jail over the past week. Although
they haov been charged with a .cdme, they are con-
sideM d Innocent until proven guilty.

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LookingBack At 2008

~ Continuedfrom last week

m Residents and visi-
tors converged at the old
SM& B Train Park and
Depot Saturday for the
first ever Depot Day.
The event began, with a
'Dash to the Depot'
walk, run, arid bike ride
on the Blountstown
Greenway, sponsored by
the Calhoun County
Health Department.
Festivities included tours
of the recently restored
depot, a dedication cere-
mony, arts and crafts on
the trail, and live enter-
A heavily intoxicat-
ed man landed behind
bars after reportedly con-
fessing to setting fire to
the Clarksville home of a
single father with five
children. Dowling "Bill"
Stone, Jr. was charged
with arson. According to
the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, home-
owner Craig Baldwin,
47, advised he and his"
children had left their
residence on Newsome
Road for about an hour
and Stone was in the
home while they were
away. When they
returned, the house was
completely engulfed in
Teams gathered for
the 18-hour Calhoun-
Liberty Relay for Life at
Sam Atkins Park. The
event was the culmina-
tion of a busy year and'
provided the community
a chance to come togeth-
er to honor those who
have won the battle over
cancer and to remember
those who are no longer
with us.
The Altha Wildcat
baseball team finished a
Historic year with the
best season record ever--
21 wins 'and six losses.
They were ranked in the
state baseball polls for
the last six consecutive
weeks at #10, #8, and at
#5 in Class 2A. They
began-their season with
seven straight wins and
shut out eight of their
Kate Atkins, Tanya
Savell, and Brandon
Dysard, all Chipola
College students from
Calhoun County, were
named to the 2008 edi-
tion of Who's Who
Among Students in
American Junior
Colleges They were
among 62 students from
Chipola selected 'as
national outstanding
campus leaders.
A Blountstown
woman was in critical
condition following a sin-
gle vehicle crash on SR
71 North. Rolando Hall
Simmons, 35, was in the
neurological intensive
care unit at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital fol-
lowing the accident.
Four members of the
Altha girls weightlifting
team were recognized by
the Tallahassee
Democrat. Serena
Bradford, Carrie Tucker,
KK Beauchamp, and
Stephanie Mayo were all
named first team all big
bend. All four girls will be
returning next year.
Coach Robbie Smith was
also awarded Girls' Big
Bend Coach of the Year.
Nic Stoltzfus was
'named the BHS Class of
2008 valedictorian.
Kaylin Bontrager and
William Leonard tied for
salutatorian. At Altha
School, Meagan Wiltse
earned the valedictorian
honor and Josh McIntosh
captured the salutatorian
Kristy Halley
Speers was hired as the
new executive director of
the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce.
Decades of contami-
nation at Altha Public

School was set to be
cleaned up with the
Florida Department of
Protection footing the
$2,035,000 bill. The dis-
charge from old petrole-
um tanks was discovered
back in 1987 and com-
plaints about odors were
rampant for years to the
point students had to be
relocated to other class-
rooms at times. Following
an investigation by DE1P
officials .decided' two
existing buildings on the
elementary school, side of
the campus would' be
demolished to adequate-
ly clean up the contami-;
Blountstown High
School hosted \the lsf:
Annual Rivertown
Classic Bass Tournament
to benefit boys and girls
athletics Saturday on the
Apalachicola River.
Winners included (from
left) Jason Jones and Ira
Forehand (1st place,
$750 prize, 10.76 Ibs.),
Chris Doyal and Lou
Daniels (3rd place, $100
Basspro gift card donat-
ed by Dave Petty, 6.7
lbs.), Cedric Suber and
Bryan Baxley (2nd
place, $250 cash prize,
6.90 lbs.), and tourna-
ment director Greg
In a move that
stunned a crowd at a
School Board workshop,
School Superintendent
Mary Sue Neves recom-
mended the, board not
consolidate Blountstown
and Altha, high schools.
Neves encouraged the
board to still apply for
the ; state's Special
Facilities Funding and
keep the architects that
have already been paid
working toward a new
plan. The first phase
would include building a
new BHS on the present
campus and moving
Blountstown Middle
School to the current
BHS building. All
administrative district
offices would be moved
to the present BMS facil-
The body of Zac
Barber was discovered in
the Apalachicola River.
about 48 hours after he
fell from a boat. Barber,
who turned 24 the day
before he died, had
reportedly been on the
boat with his brother-in-
law when the accident
occurred near the Bristol
landing. His brother-in-
law summoned help. Two
witnesses reported seeing
Barber bob twice in the
water, then disappear.
Rescue workers recov-
ered his body just below
the Blountstown landing.
Calhoun County
third graders led the
state in math scores on
the recent Florida
C o m'p r e he n s i v e
Assessment Test (FCAT)
and came in at an
impressive second place
in reading.
Liberty -County's
own Ricky Bozeman is
the new Flathead Catfish
King after .reeling in a
36.64 lb. catch during
the Big River Roundup
held over the weekend
on the Apalachicola
River. The event is spon-
sored by the
Blountstown Rotary
m A day of fun. on the
river took a frightening
turn after a 10-year-old
Blountstown boy was bit-
ten by a cottonmouth
moccasin. TItisten Wood,
who had just completed
the fourth grade at
Blountstown Elementary
School, was recovering
after spending a week-
end in the pediatric
intensive care unit at
Tallahassee Memorial

Jerry Guilford poses with the five gold 'medals he
won at the Senior Olympics in Wyoming in July.

SThe Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office
seized $16,000 and over
23 grams of marijuana
following a routine traffic
stop by Dep. Eddie
James V. Bruner
was honored by chap-
lains from Calhoun
.Correctional Institution
as volunteer of the year.
It took a Jackson
County jury about two:
hours to convict Sue Ann
Cole, 33, of killing her
boyfriend, Danny
Durden, at their Grand
Ridge hope Dec. 26,
2007. Cole, formerly of'
Altha, allegedly shot
Durden, then hid his
body in a shed on the
a The Miss
Blountstown Pageant
was held at the
Blountstown High
School Auditorium.
Twenty-four ladies vied
for nine different titles.
The winners included
Tiny Miss Blountstown,
Vallaree Mitchell; Little
Miss Blountstown,
SAnnika Milligan; Young
Miss Blountstown,
Madison Peacock; Junior
Miss Blountstown,
Ashley Atkins; Teen
Miss Blountstown,
Laura Ridley; Miss
Blountstown, Nikki
Bernhard; Mrs.
Blountstown, Tameka
Gates; Ms. Blountstown,
Jamerial Brown; Miss*
B lou n tstow n
Ambassador, Lynn
Marshall; and People's
Choice Winner,
Stephanie Pickron.
A six-year-old
Cottondale girl lost her
life at Tbrreya State Park
in Bristol when she was
struck by lightning.
MMichael Flowers
was named employee of
the year at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital.
A trio from Calhoun
County brought home
several medals after
competing in the Florida
Police and Fire Games in
Sarasota. Calhoun
Correctional Officer Eric
Gray won a silver medal
in arm wrestling in the
199-220 lb. weight class;
CaCI Warden Mary
Ellen Dayan-Varnum
,won three gold and a
bronze in bullseye ahd
combat shooting; arid
Blountstown Police
Department Major
Rodney Smith won a
gold, two silver, and a
bronze in bullseye and
combat shooting.
The Calhoun
County Health

Department was award-
ed a $90,000 grant from
The Blue Foundation.for
a Healthy Florida, the
philanthropic affiliate of
Blue Cross and
BlueShield of Florida.
Grant funds were ear-
marked for creating three
satellite clinics in rural
areas of the county for
primary care, screening
and monitoring of chron-
ic conditions.
Calhoun County
residents were saddened
to learn of the sudden
death of former School
Board member
Columbus Jackson. An
EMS team responded to
Jackson's River Street
home where he was pro-
nounced dead from natu-
ral causes. He was 59.
Jacob Yon, of the
Calhoun County AA All
Star team, was named
most outstanding player
in the second round of
the state tournament.
Yon nailed a line drive ip
the middle to bring in a'
game winning score in
the win over the defend-
ing state champion,
Sebring American.
The Altha Wildcats'
Boys' Weightlifting team
topped off an outstanding
season with the selection
of Gary Chew as 2008
Big Bend Lifter of the
Year and Robbie. Smith
as 2008 Big Bend Coach
of the Year.
The drawings of
nine-year-old Chasen
Roulhac, a student at
Blountstown Elementary
School, were on exhibit
at the Gadsden Arts
Whitney Cherry
was named the. new
Calhoun County 4-H/Ag
Extension Agent.
Myrtice Faircloth
was honored upon her
retirement after serving
35 years as a
Blountstown Police
Department dispatcher.
The state released
school grades with
Calhoun County making
the honor roll.
Blo u n t s to w n
Blountstown Middle
School, Carr School, and
Altha School all earned
A's and Blountstown
High received a B.
Effie Aultman was
welcomed as the new
director at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement.
Blountstown's own
Jerry Guilford proved
that at 57-years-old, he
is still a champion ath-
lete. He competed at the
Senior Olympics in

See LOOKING BACK, pg. 12


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Calhoun County's history is being told through a heritage book currently being put together with
plans for publication in the summer of 2009. Here is one of the stories that will be included.

My sister Roberta
and I grew up about, a
mile from where the
schools were located in
Blountstown. We had
to walk to classes every
day. We didn't realize
that walking daily was
"good" for us then. We
even jogged some to
make it on time.
In our early years
we didn't have electric-
ity. Our water was from
a hand pump. The
minerals in the water
made it the best for us
to drink. We grew our
own vegetables to eat
fresh which were good
for us, also. Mother
had a little patch in the
yard. She said that her
family had a five acre
"kitchen" garden for
them to tend to when
she was growing up.
Our uncle Ira
Chason supplied us
with milk, but Roberta
and I had to churn it to
make butter and moth-
er used graham flour to
make our biscuits.
They went well with
Uncle Ira's cane syrup,
local honey, homemade
jelly and pear pre-.
serves from our pear
trees. When they
invented "oleo", what
'we call margarinbhbw,
it came with a separat-
ed packet of coloring

(orange that made it
yellow) which had to be
mixed into it at home
before using.
Mother had what
we now call an
"English" flower gar-
den. She planted flow-
ers all around the
house to keep down the
weeds. I always had to
cut, grass with a sling
blade. We didn't have
any brothers!
The latest for enter-
tainment was a radib.
There were lots of pro-
grams and music to lis-
ten to. Do you remem-
ber Jack Benny, Baby
Snooks, Fibber McGee
and Molly, The Great
Gildersleeve, and Gene
Our homework was
done with the aid of an
oil lamp. Mother said,
"If Abraham Lincoln
could borrow law books
and learn to be a
lawyer by using candle-
light we could surely
study by a lamp."
The question never
was asked, "What can
we do now?" We were
happy to play with
paper dolls, modeling
clay, marbles (yes, girls
did' play with them);
pick up sticks, jacks'
and don't forget jump
rope. When it was
rainy, mother would let

us sew on her old trea-
dle Singer sewing
machine. Some of the
hottest fashions that
everyone had to have
were colored macaroni
necklaces, Mexican
sandals, bright colored
ribbons, three tiered
skirts and a pair of girls
blue jeans to wear at
home. We were not
allowed to wear them
to school.
One of the yearly
events that everyone
loved was when our
great grandmother,
Martha. Burke Martin
came to visit and all of
our aunts, uncles and

cousins got together
and camped on the
Chipola River for about
a week. There were
lots of fish to eat and
family stories to listen
We were happy, did-
n't ever think that life
had deprived us of any-
thing. As one of our
friends said later "We
were poor and didn't
even know it!"
Roberta and I grew up
after the great depres-
sion and between WWI
and ,, WW2,
Blountstown, Calhoun
County, Florida, was a
great place to live then.

Benefit account set up for

Eddie and Janet Williams

A man and his family
who have done so much for
the community are now in

Senior Citizens
meeting Jan. 20
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens will be holding their
quarterly general member-
ship meeting on ITesday,
January 20, beginning at
8:00 AM. Everyone is
invited, so plan on attending
this informative meeting!
The Senior Center is
located on Cayson Street
behind the historic old
courthouse in downtown

need of some help from
their neighbors.
Eddie Williams recently
suffered a massive heart
attack and is not doing well.
He remains at Bay Medical
Center, but has no medical
insurance. In addition, his
wife, Janet, is with him and,
thus, not able to work.
Costs are mounting.
Donations to help this fam-
ily can be made at Superior
For further information,
call Janet at 899-3245.

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The County Record, JANUARY 7, 2009, Page 4

Mr. Joseph Flake (Joe)
Durham, Jr., 89, of
Blountstown, FL, passed
away early Sunday morn-
ing, January 4, 2009, at his
Joe was born January 1,
1920, in Blountstown,
where he lived most of his
life. He was a loving hus-
band and father, an accom-
plished pianist, an entre-
preneur, and a friend to
many. He retired from the
U.S. Postal Service as a
rural mail carrier and was a
devoted member of the
First Baptist Church of
Blountstown where he
served as pianist and
organist for many years.
He will be remembered for
the many ways he con-
tributed to help "make his
native Calhoun County a
better place and for the
beautiful music he played
and' shared.
Joe was preceded in
death by his parents, J.
Flake Durham, Sr. and
Eula Chambless Durham,
and a daughter, Patty
Durham Davis.
He is survived by his
loving wife of 54 years,
Nancy Durham, of
Blountstown; one son, Joe
Ray Durham, and his wife,
Tanya Mosely Durham, of
Blountstown; one daughter,
Lynne Durham Adams,
and her husband, Carl, of
Tallahassee; three grand-
children, Joseph and
Sianna Davis, of Marianna,
and Kelby Durham of
Funeral services will be
held today, Wednesday,
January 7, at 11:00 a.m.
(CT) at the First Baptist
Church in Blountstown
with Rev. David
Throckmorton officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Nettle Ridge Cemetery in
Blountstown. Memorial
contributions may be made
to Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Association,
16859 NE Cayson Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
All arrangements are
under the direction' of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-

Mrs. Margie E. Floyd,
73, of Altha, FL, passed
away Sunday, January 4,
2009, in Panama City, FL.
Margie was born in
Altha on December 1,
1935, and had lived in
Calhoun County all of her
life. She'was a judge's sec-
retary and judicial assistant
in Blountstown until her
retirement. She was of the
Baptist faith.
Margie was preceded in
death by her mother and
father, three sisters and
eight brothers.
Survivors include two
sons, David Roger O'Bryan
of Altha, Ronnie O'Bryan
of Blountstown; three sis-
ters-in-law, Dorothy
Whitfield of Blountstown,
Martha Ruth Whitfield of
Marianna, Dottie Whitfield
of Austin, Texas; one
granddaughter, Lynsey
Hinson of Altha; several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be
held today, Wednesday,
January 7, at 3:00 p.m.
(CT) at Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev.
Marvin' Nichols officiating.
Private interment services
will follow at Victory Hill
Cemetery near Altha.
All arrangements are
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-

Mrs. Evelyn
McCormick, 86, of Sneads,
FL, passed away Friday
night, January 2, 2009, in
Panama City, FL.
Mrs. McCormick was
born in Altha, FL, and had

lived in Sneads for most of
her life. She was retired
from the Florida State
Hospital in Chattahoochee
with over 20 years of serv-

She was of the Baptist
faith and was preceded in
death by her husband,
Neal McCormick; three
brothers, Melvin, Mark,
and Marlon Harrell.
Survivors include one
daughter, Patricia Adkins,

and her husband, Pete, of
Sneads; three brothers,
Zane Harrell, Jerry C.
Harrell and his wife,
Juanita, and Peter Harrell
and his wife, Joyce, all of
Altha; two sisters, Vera
Bodiford and her friend,
John, of Blountstown,
Dorothy Davis of Altha;
two grandchildren, Kristy
Pumphrey and her hus-
band, Charles,. of
Marianna, Merry Kay
Adkins of Sneads; three
William Edenfield, April
Cloud and her husband,
John, and Joshua Adkins,
all of Sneads; two great-
Tristian and Tara Cloud,
both of Sneads; numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were
held Tuesday, January 6, at
2:00 p.m. (CT) at Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with
Elder Dale Harris officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
the Mt. Olive Cemetery in

a Thought

to member
Be a good
T h e

K successful

The person
TimAdams who rises
FuneDIo above
pettiness or
meanness forgets. He
forgets quickly, and
forgives easily. It is only
the small person who
cherishes a low revenge.
True forgiveness means
that we definitely assume a
new attitude toward a
person. When attitude and
emotion have both
changed, then and only
then, have we truly



All arrangements were
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-

Tammy Sue McDowell,
47, died Wednesday, Dec.
'31, 2008, in Tallahassee,
She was a native of
Florala, Alabama, and had
moved from the Sarasota
area to Tallahassee in
2004. She worked for the
Florida Department of
Business and Professional
Regulation with the Office
of the Inspector General
since 2005 and was of the
Baptist faith. She loved the
outdoors, hiking, garden-
ing, photography, and
She was preceded in
death by her father, Mack
She is survived by her
husband of three years,
Tony McDowell, of
Tallahassee; a son, Nathan
Andrews, of Sarasota; two
stepdaughters, Erica Davis
of Blountstown and Taylor
McDowell Shuler of
Bristol; her mother, Lynn
McKee, of Defuniak
Springs; a brother, John.
McKee, of Defuniak
Springs; and a sister,
Devona Brim, of Panama
City; three grandchildren;
and other loving family

The Church of the Nazarene

Dr Ernie Gray 674-8196
Sunday 9:00 a.m. ...Morning Worship
10:15 a.m. ...Sunday School for All Ages
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. ...Bible Study and
Youth & Children's Activiites
Thursday 1:30 p.m. ...Primetime Senior Bible Study

SBlountstown First

SAssembly of God Church

Sunday Services Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Sunday School...9:45 AM Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM Blountstown, FL
Wednesday Service...7:O0 PM 850-674-4331

Meaningful Bible Study......................... 9:45 AM
Exciting Worship................................. 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Pastor David Throckmorton
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown

First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ

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

The funeral service was'
held Sunday, Jan. 4, at
Bevis Funeral Home
Chapel in Tallahassee. In
lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308, or
The American Cancer
Society, 241 John Knox
Rd., Suite 100,
Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Bevis Funeral Home
was in charge of arrange-

William Hampton
Morris, 95, of Grand
Ridge, passed away at
home Monday, December
29, 2008.
Mr. Morris was born in
Liberty County, but lived
in Jackson County since
1980. He was a retired
fence post logger and was of
the FreeWill Baptist faith.
He enjoyed visiting water-
falls and the Smokey
He was preceded in
death by his father, Jacob,
Edward Morris; his moth-
er, Minnie Ann Morris; a
sister, Lillie Mae
Crumpton; a brother, Ozzie
Jacob Morris; and a niece,
Earlene Parrish.
He is survived by three
nieces, Bonnie Baggerly
and her husband, Ken, of
Brinson, Georgia, Marcie

Jackson and her husband,
Johnny, of Grand Ridge,
Florida, Gladys Jackson
and her husband, Coy, of
Chattahoochee, Florida;
many great nieces, great
nephews, and friends.
A graveside service was
held at 2:00 p.m. EST,
Saturday, January 3, at
Polar Branch Cemetery in
Gadsden County.
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or online at

Macy L. Shuler, 92, of
Tallahassee, passed away
Friday, January 2, 2009.
Mrs. Shuler was of'the
Baptist faith and was a
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Chester Shuler; her par-
ents, James and Dorah
Horton; a sister, Maybell
Horton; two brothers,
Herschiel and Eddie
Horton; a step-daughter,
Catherine Black; and a
step-son, Charles Shuler.
She is survived by three
sons, Fred Brown and his
wife, Ann, of Robertsdale,
Alabama, Joudie Brown
and his wife, Barbara, of
Tallahassee, and Tom
Shuler of Ocean Springs,
Mississippi; one brother,
James Horton, and his
wife, Dene, of White City,
Florida; a step-daughter,
Clara Love, of Panacea,
Florida; 11 grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren,
four great-great-grandchil-
dren, nine step-grandchil-
dren, and numerous step-
Funeral services were
held at 12:00 PM, EST,
Saturday, January 3, at the
Lake Talcuin Baptist
Church with Reverend
Charles Johnson and
Reverend Melton
Herrington officiating.
Interment followed in the
Hosford Cemetery in
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the

Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM :
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...6:00 PM
Wednesday Service...6:00 PM

arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or online at

Mr. John Thomas Terry,
Sr., 75, of Blountstown,
passed away Monday,
December. 29, 2008.
Mr. Terry was born in
Compass Lake, Florida,
and had lived most of his
life in Calhoun County. He
was a mechanic and was
retired from the U.S. Army
where he served during the
Korean Conflict. He was of
the holiness faith.
John was preceded in
death by his parents, Otto
and Vinnie Terry; his son,
John Terry, Jr.; a brother,
Ellis Junior Terry; and a
daughter, Johnnie Belinda
He is survived by his
wife, Doris, of
Blountstown; four sons,
Lloyd E. Terry of Jackson,
Mississippi, Kenneth
Wayne Terry and his wife,
Karen, of Tallahassee,
Florida, Wayne Lee Davis
of Blountstown, and
William Aubrey Davis of
Blountstown; five daugh-
ters; Jean Ann Nixon and
her husband, John, of
Jackson, Mississippi,
Kathy R. Terry of
Tuscaloosa, Alabama,
Tanya Michelle McKenzie'
and her husband, Robert;
of Tallahassee, Teresa Ann
Terry of F.t. Pierce,
Florida, and Tessa. Kelly
and her husband, J6hn, Sr.
of Blountstown; a daughter
in law, Heather Terry, of
Blountstown; many grand-
children and many great-
Funeral services were
held at 2:00 p.m. Friday,
January 2, at the Adams
Funeral Home Chapel in
Blountstown. Interment
followed in the Pine
Memorial Cemetery near
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph, 674-
5449 or online at

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For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-504

Chrisian Home Free Will Bapist Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424

St. Mary Missionary

Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
S Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 A

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


Telephone: 674-8254

For information on listing

your church in this

directory, please contact

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The County Record, JANUARY 7, 2009, Page 5

Cookout Friday to benefit

Jerry Mazerac and family



; County officials sworn in, begin new term

Five Calhoun County elected officials were administered the oath of office by Judge Kevin Grover Tuesday morning in
Sthe courtroom. Pictured (from left) are Judge Grover, Sheriff David Tatum, Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway, Supervisor of -
SElections Margie Laramore, Tax Collector Becky Trickey Smith, and Property Appraiser Terry Stone.


SChamber of Commerce

Calhoun County Super Council

formed, first meeting Jan. 27

Executive Director

Business of the Month
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement was founded in
July of 1989 to bring
together the material histo-
ry of life between 1840 and
the beginning of World War
II. Their mission is to
acquire, document,
research and restore build-
ings and tools that were
used in daily life. The his-
toric buildings and tools
acquired are relics of
Panhandle history and are
arranged within the settle-
ment to simulate an actual
working agricultural com-
munity, which serves the
public as a rural living his-
tory museum. As a public
educational institution the
museum's vision is to pre-
serve the pioneer lifestyle
for future generations,
encourage interest in the
stories and ways of the
past, provide relevant and
creative educational pro-
grams, performances,
exhibits and visitoi experi-
ences, and to create an
inviting environment where

ideas are shared and gath-
While the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement is a
thriving part of Calhoun
County, it is important for
all to remember that they
are funded by the generous
donations of individuals,
organizations and business-
es. All donations are used
to support the museum and
go towards fulfilling their
mission. Donations can be
made through volunteering,
membership, or donation of
relevant materials. For
more information, please
contact Effie Aultman at
850-674-2777, email, or
visit their website at
Upcoming Events at the
Panhandle Pioneer
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
- Hog Butchering, 8 a.m. -
1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 -
Classical Desserts, 6:30 9
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009
- Sacred Harp Singing, 9
Saturday, .March 7,,
2009 Rummage Sale,
7:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 10,
2009 Rummage Sale,
7:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 12,
2009 Rummage Sale,
7:30 a.m.
Friday, March 13, 2009
- Rummage Sale, 7:30
Saturday, March 14,
2009 Rummage Sale,
7:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 21,
2009 Chili Cook Off, 10

holds Grand Opening
Ceremony Thursday
Please join us Thursday,
Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. for a rib-
bon-cutting ceremony at
the newly established Law
Office of Jonna Bowman,
EA. Her office is located at
17253 Main Street North
in Blountstown.
Ms. Bowman is thrilled
to have opened her private
practice in Calhoun
County, and looks forward
to being a part of our busi-
ness community. Please
come out Thursday after-
noon and help us welcome
Jonna! For more informa-

tion on services provided,
please call 850-237-2020.

RSVP NOW for the
Monthly Membership
Tuesday, January 20th,
Please attend the
January membership meet-
ing. The meeting is
Tuesday, Jan. 20th from 12
noon to 1 p.m. at the
See CHAMBER NEWS, page 9

A benefit lunch is
planned for Friday, January
9, in order to help Jerry
Mazerac and his family
with expenses during his ill-
Smoked chicken plates
consisting of chicken, potato
salad, baked beans, cake
and roll for only $6.00. We
will have volunteers to
deliver plates if you would
like to order in! Please have
three or more orders to one
location if delivery is need-
ed. To order your lunch,
please call 674-4163 or

Plates may be pur-
chased at the corner of
Hwy. 71 & Hwy. 20. The
Blountstown Police
Department is in charge of
cooking. The Calhoun
County Senior Citizens staff
and Board of Directors will
be assisting in the fundrais-
er also.
If you would like to
make a donation, kindly
drop off your donation at
16859 NE Cayson Street,
Blountstown. Thanks for
your support!


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i .

SRO Tanner teaches bike safety;

students win some hot new wheels
School Resource Officer Warren Tanner conducted a bicycle safety program for the third,
fourth, and fifth grades at Blountstown Elementary School on Dec. 19. Officer Tanner instruct-
ed the students on how to properly wear helmets and offered safety tips to follow when rid-
ing their bikes. A drawing was held for prizes and shown in the picture are the winners of
bicycles. Officer Tanner would like to thank all the special people who donated to this pro-
gram and to Principal Pam Bozeman for allowing him to come speak to the students.






Club News
The SGA had a super
Successful toy drive this hol-
iday. Mrs. Taylor, the spon-
Ssor, was very pleased and
Satisfied with the result of
Sover320 toys collected from
the BHS students. This
Drive was united with the
Calhoun County Sheriffs
Toys for Totsb and SGA was
Thrilled to be apart of such a
fun, and wonderful experi-
' ence.
The FCCLA is now sell-
ing red stadium seats for
$10. These good-looking
Seats can 'make a bleacher a
tad more relaxing for all
Your BHS games! You can
purchase these seats from
Mrs. Nancy Mears or any
FCCLA member.
Our Yankee Candle
fundraiser was a great suc-
Scess this year. Thanks to all
the people who purchased
Candles: We sold over
$2,000 worth of candles.
The profits are used to
help defray the cost of trav-
el to the State Leadership
Conference that will be held
Sin April 2009 in Orlando.
Our District Two FBLA
competition will. begin on
January 28th with online
testing at Blountstown High
School. The performance
events competition will be
February 3rd at Ponce de
Leon and the Awards
Ceremony will be Et
Holmes County High
School on February 12th.
Calendar of Events
Thurs., Jan. 8, Girls
Basketball Home against
Sneads @ 3:00; J.V. Boys
vs. Sneads, 4:30 p.m., varsi-
ty boys vs. Sneads at 5:30
Fri., Jan. 9, Boys
Basketball Away at Liberty
Mon., Jan. 12, Report
Tues., Jan. 13, Boys
Basketball Home against
Wewa @6:00/7:30; Girls
Basketball Away at Wewa

Call 674-5041,

Mrs. Marilyn Vincent (left) and Ms. Amanda Griffin are shown
with the stadium seats being sold by FCCLA. The seats are avail-
able for $10 each at the high school from Mrs. Nancy Mears or
contact any FCCLA member.

Jack's Drive-In returned
to Blountstown on the
evening of November 1,
2008. It was not a
Halloween prank, but a
wonderful return to the
year of 1958 when Jack's
was'the place to be!
The Blountstown High
School Class of 1958 held
their Golden Reunion
(50th) on Friday, October
31, and Saturday,
November 1, 2008. On
Friday, all classmates met
at Pot and Jean Shuler's
Lake Mystic home for a
great hamburger cookout
and an assortment of deli-
cious desserts. Then on
Saturday afternoon, the
class retreated to their "ole
haunt, Jack's Drive-In" for
a delicious dinner catered
by Gwen Johnson. The
evening included class-
mates and teachers recall-
ing old times at both
Blountstown High School
as well as the many fun
things that happened at
Jack's Drive Inin 1958.
All and all, the reunion was
a great success!
Members of the Class of
1958 and some of their
teachers who attended
were (pictured above, back
row, from left) Harvey
Wayne Cawthorn, Betty
Hand Schmoker, James
"Pot" Shuler, Clarence
Powell, Josephine "Jo"
Flowers Newsome, Quincy
SSegars, John Charles
Peacock, (second row, from
left) Mary Frances Bryant
Graham, Ronnie Coxwell,
Mary Lou Adams
Guenther, Beth Finley
Lanier, Olivia Richards
Vickery, Jeanette Parrish
Harris, Mary' Parrish
Revell, Barbara Nichols
Peacock, Leon Williams,
Clara Yoder Smith, Claire

Armstrong Sickel, Obie Tomlinson, Frank Guilford,
Joan Richards Herndon, Jo Kay Weed, Ted "Coach"
Ann Carver Barber, (front Cooper, Jessie Mae Bailey
row, from left) John Price and Mildred Guilford.

Instructor: Allyson Howell
Time: Monday and Thursday at 5:00 est
Place: Rivertown Community Church
Fee: $10 per month
Starts: January 12, 2009
Information callAlyson @ 674-8076
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Internationational zest

Register how for Spring classes
at Chipola College
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BHS Class of '58 goes back

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The County Record, JANUARY 7, 2009, Page 7

Jason Money participates in Florida

Georgia Border Wars in Thomasville

BHS Tiger Jason
Money participated in the
first annual Florida Georgia I
Border Wars,
Underclassman Skills
Combine at Thomas
County Central High in
Thomasville, Georgia, on
Saturday, Jan. 3.
Events like these pro-
vide opportunities for jun-
ior, sophomore and fresh-
man players to be recog-
nized by coaches at the col-
legiate level and to meas-
ure some of the skills
deemed most important by
those coaches. Skills meas-
ured were 40 yard dash,
shuttle run, standing broad

jump and vertical jump.
Also in attendance was
former Georgia Tech and
Buffalo Bills running back,
Joe Burs. During his sen-
ior year at Thomas County
Central, Mr. Burns was
named Georgia Player of
the Year. He has since
made a career with the
National Collegiate
Scouting Association.

Mr. Burns took time to
speak with all the players
and their guests regarding
the high school recruiting
process. He also spoke
very passionately about the
importance of academics

over athleticism and how
education carries someone
further in life than physical
Jason is a junior at
Blountstown High School
and has played varsity foot-
ball for Coach Greg Jordan
and the Tigers during the
'06, '07 and '08 football
seasons. He is a very tal-
ented young man, both on
the football field and in the
classroom. Jason is cur-
rently enrolled in some
honors classes and has a
3.7 GPA. He received the
Take Stock in Children
Scholarship as a freshman.
He has also received sever-

al awards in football,
including the Scott Pybus
Award, of which he is most

Jason looks forward to
attending the Shuman
National Underclassman
Combine in March and the
Titus Sports Celebrity
Youth Camp this summer
in Tallahassee, as well as
maintaining his high aca-
demic standard. ,
Jason was accompanied
by his parents, Tony and
Tori Money, and his sister,
Carli, his grandparents,
Jack and Janet Dykes, and
friend, Robyn Patterson.

Wildcats to host Freeport Thursday;

Junior varsity survives Gator rally

Wewahitchka, January
2--Even though they scored
the most points of the sea-
son, the Altha Junior
Varsity basketball team
withstood a fourth quarter
rally by the Wewa Gators
to secure their first win of
2009, 42-39.
Behind the 14 point
effort of point guard Will
Rogers the Wildcats (4-2)
had built a comfortable 30-
19 lead at the end of the
third quarter. But the
Gators put together a 20-.
12 fourth quarter run to
pull to within 3 points.
They put up a 3 point shot
that bounced off the rim as
the final buzzer sounded.
Wewa edged Altha in
the field goal department,'
70% (14 of 20) to 67% (8
of 12), and' from the free
throw line, 44% (12 of 27)

to 42% (5 of 11). However,
the Wildcats blistered the
nets with 67% (7 of 11) of
their 3-point shots. The
Gators misfired on their 2
Will Rogers led the
Wildcats with 14 points
(including a season-high 4
of 5 from beyond the arc)
along with a team-high 5
steals. Tyler Hamilton
sank 11 points (including a
3-pointer) and he had a
team-leading 8 rebounds
along with 3 assists, a
blocked a shot attempt, and
a steal. Both Carl
Mantecon and Anthony
Young posted 6 points each
(including a 3-pointer by
Young). Mantecon also
had 5 rebounds and a steal.
Young pulled down 4
rebounds and he had 2
steals. Tyler McCoy added

Tigers will tangle

with Pirates Thurs.

5 points (including a 3-
pointer) along with 4
rebounds and a steal.
The varsity Wildcats fell
to the Gators, 75-34,
Wewa jumped out to a
18-7 first quarter lead and
they were up 40-17 at half-
time. At the end of the
third period the Gators had
increased their lead to 58-
Jake Edenfield led the
Wildcats (0-6; 0-2, 2-
2A)with 18 points and 6
rebounds. Steven Vassallo
chalked up 6 points (includ-
ing a 3-pointer) along with
3 rebounds and an assist.
Ethan Byler and Caleb
Willis each posted 4 points.
Byler recorded 5 rebounds
and he blocked a shot
attempt. Willis pulled
down 3 rebounds, he had
an assist and a steal. Ethan

Ellis and Chris Henderson
both chipped in a field goal.
Ellis was credited with 3
steals and an assist.
Henderson blocked a shot
The Wildcats .hosted
Bozeman yesterday.
(Check out next week's
issue for game details.)
Tomorrow (Thursday) the
Freepbrt Bulldogs come
calling on the Wildcats and
Friday Altha travels to
Sneads for a district
matchup. Next Tuesday
the Wildcats are back on.
the road as they square off
against Cottondale. All
games begin at 6:09 pm for
the JV squad and the varsi-
ty games are'slated for a
7:30 pm.

News Editor'

The holidays were defi-
nitely busy for the
Blountstown Tigers as they
headed to Panama City
Dec: 27 to compete in the
Bay Barnstorm
BHS went up against
Bay High'in their first game
and lost 64-49.
Cavon Cox led the
Tigers with 14 points and
eight rebounds. Drew
Brazzell had 10 points and
four rebounds, PJ. Buggs
brought ih nine points and
two rebounds. Paul Mosley
provided nine points and
five assists .
Next up for the Tigers in
the tournament was MRA,
a team out of Mississippi.
Despite much effort, BHS
was defeated, 68-57.

Mosley led BHS with V1
points and six assists. Bren
Ransom and Cox followed
with 12 points. Cox alsi
had seven rebounds. Alber
Johnson added eight point
and four rebounds. Brazzel
contributed six points an
four rebounds. Jimm:
Jackson chipped in fiv
points and two rebounds.

The Tigers were set t
take on Port St. Jo
Tuesday (details unavail
able at press time). BH!
will host Sneads o:
Thursday. The girls wil
play at 3 p.m. followed b;
the J.V. boys at 4:30 an'
the varsity boys at 5:3C
"We need everybody t
come out for that game,
Coach Tony Davis urges
"Right now, it's between u
and Sneads for first place ii
the district."

Upward Basketball

will begin Saturday

The community is invit-
ed to enjoy Upward
Basketball games beginning
this Saturday, January 10,
from 9 am to 12 noon in the
BHS Gymnasium.
Cheerleading, conces-
sions, referees, half-time
devotionals are all part of
this wonderful program that
teaches teamwork, sports-

Dixie Girls


meeting is

January 12
The Calhoun County
Dixie Girls Softball League
will hold a meeting on
Monday, Jan. 12, at 6:30
p.m. at the WT. Neal Civic
Center. Officials will be
elected at this time.




manship, and character
Upward would like t
remind our wonderful par
ents that we emphasize
safe, positive environmen
in which their children ca
grow their game skills.

For more information
call First Baptist Church a
674-5923, ext. 204.

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above, killed a nice 1
point buck on Decembe
27th, while hunting wit
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Calhoun-Liberty Hospital's...


Calhoun-Liberty Hospital

A lot of "TIbp Ten" lists
appear this time of year in
regards to'2008. I thought I
would give you my top ten
Sfor the hospital. It's strictly
', my own list and comes only,
From my feeble mind
SThey're in no particular
C. order but I'm very proud of
Each of them as they relate
to a pretty remarkable year
in the hospital. So here
S Number 10 At the first
i of the year we were really
struggling. Finances were
tight and things were just
not going well. One of our
Department Managers
suggested we have "40
SDays or Prayer" and we
did. Several folks met each
Morning for 40 straight
Says and prayed for the
., future of the hospital. This
was every day, including
" weekends for that period
S and it worked! Things
Improved significantly in
i~ many areas. (We continue
this every Wednesday at
: 800A,M. Come join us!)
S Number 9 We
^' received many donations in
S2008, totaling over
: $72,000! We're putting
S. these kind donations to
go good use in upgrading areas
. of the hospital and buying
Z: new equipment. Ms. Ruth
, Attaway of our Board was
Sthe key leader of this won-
' derful "happening." We're
most thankful to all of those
S that donated and to her for
x her efforts.
'. Number 8 Our
S"Adopt-a-Room" Program
* was also very successful in
" 2008. Kind individuals
' adopted and decorated the
main lobby, our entrances,
" the dining hall, a new
,& .chapel and patient rooms.
? Beautiful flower gardens

10 list for 2008

were planted in our front
Again, we car't thank
enough the families, clubs,
businesses, etc that made
this a very successful pro-
gram and helped upgrade
our hospital in many ways.
(A few rooms remain to be
adopted for this year, hint-
Number 7 We
obtained a lot of new equip-
ment in 2008 and have
more on the way this year
due to actions last year. We
will significantly upgrade
our radiology capabilities as
we did our laboratory last
year. New beds and flat
screen TVs will be installed
in most of, our inpatient
rooms. Pharmacy and res-
piratory services were
greatly improved with new
equipment and again, will
continue to be this year. We
have new wheelchairs,
stretchers, and other key
patient care equipment.
We're very pleased with all
of this since it will all help
us serve you better.
Number 6 We had an
amazing survey from the
sta e agency that.grants our
license to operate. They
come qnce each year for an
in-depth inspection of our
total operations. As report-

U 1 fi i : [s]:

Saxon Slade Smith
Robbie and Lena Smith of
Altha are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Saxon
Slade, born on August 20,
2008. Saxon, who was born
at Gulf Coast Hospital,
weighed 8 pounds, 7
pounds, and was 20-1/2
inches long.
His maternal grandpar-
ents are Dennis and Peggy
Cobb of Altha and his pater-
nal grandparents are
Lavaughn and the late J.B.
Smith of Clarksville.
Maternal great-grandmother
is Frances.Cobb of Marianna.
Saxon was welcomed
home by his proud big sister,

Abigail Madisynn Knowles
Proud parents, Brian and
Erica Knowles of
Blountstown announce the
arrival of their precious baby
girl, Abigail Madisynn, on
December 17, 2008, weigh-
ing 6 pounds, 14 ounces
and measuring 20 inches in
Abby was welcomed
home by her sister, Kristen,
and brother, Kayden,
Maternal grandparents are
Lisa Cooley of Blountstown
and John Griffin of Kansas.'
Paternal grandparents are
Lee and Betty Godwin of
Blountstown and Robert
Knowles of North Carolina.

Early Learning Coalition to meet

The Early Learning
Coalition board will meet
Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 11
a.m. at the Workforce
SCenter in Panama City.
Call-in # is 1-888-808-
6959, guest code: 7475102.
Date, time, and location are
subject to change.
The tentative agenda
includes the treasurer's

report, finance and pro-
gram committees' report,
and executive director's
For additional informa-
tion regarding this meeting
or agenda, call (850) 747-
5400, ext. 100.


ed before, we received NO
write-ups in any area.
That's the amazing part!
We're very proud of our
staff for those wonderful
Number 5 The sup-
port of our elected officials
remained at a very high
level last year.
Congressman Alan Boyd,
Senator Bill Nelson,
Representative Marti
Coley and Senator Al
Lawson and all of our local
elected officials continued
to be very supportive of our
efforts to turn around this
hospital. We offer each of
.them our most sincere
Number 4 Our assum-
ing control and operation of
the local Emergency
Medical Service (EMS)
turned out to be a very
good thing for the citizens of
Calhoun County. I've told
many people, before we ran
the EMS, I received at
least a complaint each
week on them, from folks
thinking we did manage-it.
After we took it over, I
received no complaints!
You can feel confident and
comfortable about this key
health care service.
Number 3 Our med-
ical staff was great this past
year! This includes not only
our "active staff" of Dr.
Iqbal Faruqui, Dr. Misbah
Farooqi, Dr. Jerry Skipper,
Dr. Cliff Bristol, and our
newest member, Dr. Joti
Keshav, but our exception-
al group of Emergency
Room doctors as well. I
often say, k can't order the'
first test or admit the first
patient. Our doctors must
do this and they've been
doing so in record numbers.
We're very thankful to
them. They are some of the
best physicians you will
find anywhere and a small
community such as ours is

Dr. Layne

I appointed to



Governor Charlie Crist
has announced reappoint-
ments and appointments to
the Judicial Nominating
Commissions across the
For the Fourteenth
Circuit Judicial Nominating
Commission that includes
Calhoun 'County, Dr.
Raymond H. Layne Jr., 61,
of Blountstown, has been
appointed. A. self-employed
dentist, Dr. Layne is suc-
ceeding Timothy Warner
and has been appointed for
a term that began
December 29, 2008, and
ends July 1, 2012.
Also appointed in the
Fourteenth Circuit is Robert
A. Fleming III, an attorney
from Panama City, and
Kathi Lee Kilpatrick of
Srneads who serves as direc-
tor of legal services for
Florida State Hospital.

Liberty Co.

Health Care

meeting set
The Liberty Community
Health Care monthly board
meeting will be, changed
from Monday, January 19,
to Tuesday, January 20.
All other monthly board
meetings will continue to be
on the third Monday of each
month. This change is only
because of the MLK, Jr.
Daughters of the
Confederacy to meet
Jan. 13 in Marianna
The William. Henry
Milton Chapter 1039,
United Daughters of the
Confederacy, will meet at
The Gazebo Restaurant in
Marianna on Tuesday, Jan.
13, at 11:30 a.m. A Dutch
treat luncheon begins at
noon, followed by ritual and
The history and heritage
group welcomes female
descendants of Confederate
veterans. Call 850-663-
2570 for reservations.

very fortunate to have
Number 2 Our staff
has to be near the top of
any list I compile. They've
been vital to our remark-
able year. I received lots of
compliments on the courte-
ous, compassionate and
high quality care they pro-
vided. They are dedicated,
hard working and totally
professional. 'They're to be
commended and I thank
them most sincerely.
Number 2 (a) (OK, so
I fudged a little on the
numbers) I would be
remiss if I left out the
tremendous contributions
of our Board. Their hard
work and dedication to this
hospital can't be measured
in words. Without their
efforts, there would be no
"Top Ten List" since there
would be no hospital today.
Number 1 And with a
"star" by it, is, of course,
YOU, our patients! We also
could not have a hospital
without you and your will-
ingness to use our services.
And more and more of you
are doing so. That's the
main reason we turned
around the fortunes and the
future of Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital in 2008. We
increased our total work-
load significantly as a
result. So you are Number
One on my Top Ten List!
So there it is, a "2008
Top Ten List" for Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. We look
forward to an even better
list for 2009 and will work
very hard toward just that!
Give me a call on any of
the above or on anything
about the hospital at 674-
5411, ext 206. And again,
Happy New Year!

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The County Record, JANUARY 7, 2009, Page 9

County Commissi[n Minutes

DECEMBER 2, 2008


The meeting was called
to order by Chairman
Grant. Prayer and pledge
of allegiance to the flag was
led by Clerk Attaway.
Chairman Grant relin-
quished the Chair to
Attorney Fuqua and a
motion was made by
Commissioner Grant, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to
appoint Commissioner Dan
Wyrick as Chairman for
the 2008-2009 Fiscal Year.
A motion was made by
Commissioner Grant, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Miller and ,carried to,
appoint Commissioner
Danny Ray Wise as Vice-
Chairman for Fiscal Year

Mr. Adkins stated' that
his department is fixing
driveways, hauling dirt and
working throughout the

Mr. O'Bryan presented
,to the Board for approval
and execution the United
States Department of
Agriculture Natural
Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) Project
Agreement. The following
described works of
Improvement are to be con-
structed at an estimated
cost of $1,126,500.00.
Head Road at Pippin
Stabilize road drainage out-
let to prevent erosion and
protect road. ;
DSR NO.: CA0809-002

Pen Pond
Stabilize road drainage to.
prevent erosion and protect

DSR NO.: CA0809-003

LOCATION: Flanders
Stabilize road drainage and
outlet and to prevent ero-
sion and protect road.
DSR NO.: CA0809-004
Street at Sutton Creek

Stabilize road drainage out-
let to protect road.
DSR NO.: CA0809-006

After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Grant and carried to
approve' and .execute said
Project Agreement.
Mr. O'Bryan discussed
with the Board the 2008
Calhoun County EWP-
Group 5 Project. He stated
the project was awarded to
Bailey and Son's
Diversified, Inc. Mr.
O'Bryan stated that he
received a protest letter
from North Florida
Construction stating that
Bailey and Son's
Diversified has been
administratively dissolved
at the time of the award
thereby clearly showing
that Bailey and Sons was
not a responsible bidder.
Attorney Fuqua stated that
he had researched this at
Mr. O'Bryan's request. He
found that Bailey and Son's
could contact the State to
be reinstated and that they
have done so. After discus-
sion, Mr. O'Bryan recom-
mended and a motion was
made by Commissioner
Wise, seconded by
Commissioner Miller and
carried to deny the protest
and award the EWP-Group
5 bid to Bailey and Son's
Diversified, Inc. for
Mr. O'Bryan informed
the Board that Bailey and
-Son's had listed the bond
-and insurance line item at a
higher amount than the 2%
limit listed in the Calhoun
County EWP-Group 5 bid
packet. Mr. O'Bryan pre-
sented to the Board for
approval and execution
Contract Change Order #1
for Calhoun County EWPV
Group 5 to Bailey and
Son's Diversified, Inc. for a
decrease of $1,492.83 to
bring the bid in line with
the 2% limit. After discus-
sion, a motion was made by
Commissione- Pickron,
seconded by'Commissioner
Wise and carried to table
the above Change Order
until Mr. Pickron could
review Calhoun County
specifications pertaining to
such change order.
Mr. O'Bryan discussed
with the Board the 2008
Calhoun County EWP-
Group 4. He stated that he
received an e-mail from

Sandy Means, Area
Engineer with USDA,
NRCS. She stated that
they will pay for the pipe
and inlets, but not the
inverted pavement for this
project. Mr. O'Bryan stat-
ed that the County would
be responsible for. the
design changes and pave-
ment. After discussion, Mr.
O'Bryan recommended to
the Board and a motion
was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Wise and carried not to
continue with the EWP-
Group 4 Project.
Mr. O'Bryan stated that
the County Extension has a
94 Dodge 350 Van that
they had ceased to use
which could be donated to
Calhoun Corrections. Mr.
Savell representing
Calhoun Correction stated
that they could use the van
and asked that the Board
send a letter to Warden
Maiy Ellen Dayan-
Varnum donating the van
to Calhoun Corrections for
work squad use. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made
by Commissioner Pickron,
seconded by Commissioner,
Miller and carried to
donate the van to Calhoun

Mike Willis welcomed
Commissioner Don Miller
and Harold Pickron: He
discussed with the Board
the drainage problem on
Chipola Road. He asked if'
one commissioner would
represent him at a City
Council meeting. No
action was taken. After
discussion, Commissioner
Pickron asked the Board to
table the above request
until he had time to discuss
the problem with the City.
The board agreed to table
this matter.

Megan and Jamie Stone
informed the Board that
approximately 20' of their
property on Lee Farm
Road had been taken by
the county without permis-
sion. They stated that no
easement had been
acquired and their fence
and some trees had been
cut. The Stones asked the
Board to pay them
$20,000 for the easement,
dirt, trees, and fence. No
action was taken.
Commissioner Wise
stated that there are three
ways to take land: pay for
it, acquire an easement or
eminent domain.
Commissioner Wise stated
that the prior Board did not
direct Mr. O'Bryan or the
Road Department to take
their property.
After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Wise to stop

the.project until the issue is
resolved. Motiop dies from
lack of a second.
After more discussion,
the Board tabled the above'
discussion until the next
board meeting so the new
commissioners could look
at the project.

The November 18,
2008, minutes were
approved as presented.

Clerk Attaway stated
she will attend the Florida
Association of Counties
Trust (FACT) annual
member meeting, Friday,
December 5, 2008. She
asked if any Board mem-
ber could attend the meet-
ing. After discussion, the
Board appointed Clerk
Attaway as their designee
to represent them at the
Clerk Attaway asked
the Board if they wanted to
give the County employees
the annual $50.00
Christmas certificate to the
Piggly Wiggly. A motion
was' made by
Commissioner Grant, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Wise and carried to give a
$50.00 gift certificate to all
Board employees.

Commissioner Pickron
asked the Board to with-
draw the motion to table
Contract Change Order #
1 for the 2008 Calhoun
County EWP-Group 5 and
a motion was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Grant and carried to with-
draw the motion. A motion
was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Grant and carried to
approve Contract Change
Order #1 for the 2008
Calhoun County EWP-
Group 5.

Commissioner Wise
stated that he did not pro-
mote stealing property
from citizens of Calhoun
County. Commissioner
Wise stated he would like
to correct the wrong that
was done and give Megan
and Jamie Stone the
$20,000.00' requested to
compensate them for their
land. Commissioner
Pickron and Miller stated
that they did not steal any
land and did not appreciate
being accused of doing so.
Commissioner Wise apolo-
gized if he had offended
anyone., After discussion,
the above was tabled for

Chairman Wyrick asked
if the Road Department
could be off with pay
December 24-26, 2008. A
motion was made by

Commissioner Wise, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Miller and carried for the
County employees to be off
December 24-26, 2008,
with pay.
Mr. O'Bryan recom-
mended to the Board to
hold a Comprehensive Plan
Workshop and they agreed
to December 4, 2008, in
the Emergency
Management Operations
Center (EOC) at 3:00 p.m.
The Board will hold a
Workshop on January 13,
2008, at 4:00 p.m. in the
Emergency Management
Operations Center (EOC)
to discuss goals and objec-
tives for the coming year.
There being no further
business, the Board did

ChamberNews cont'd

Calhoun' County Senior
Center at a cost of $7.50
,per person.
If you would like to
attend, you must RSVP so
that we can get an accurate
lunch count. Please call or
email Kristy at 674-4519
or by
Friday, Jan. 16th at noon to
reserve your seat.

'ITesday, Jan. 27, 2009 -
W.T. Neal Civic Center
-The first meeting of the

Calhoun County Super
Council will be held on
'Iesday, Jan. 27th at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center.
The Super Council is made
up of all the elected boards
in Calhoun County. We are
coordinating with Board of
County Commissioners,
Blountstown City Council,
Altha Town Council, and
the School Board.
The Super Council is
the. brainchild of the
Chamber of Commerce and
has been applauded by the
Florida Dept. of

Sex offender cont'd

family members. The
child's mother then stated it
was possible the child had
been to the Daileys' resi-
dence, but _she had never
allowed her .to spend the
night. She then reportedly
suggested her grandmother
may have let her stay there
while she was keeping her
one night.
The child's grandfather
said he had never found
Dailey alone kith her and
had never removed her
from Dailey's home.
The girl's grandmother
offered that it was possible
the child had been alone in
Dailey's home, but she
could not remember her
ever spending the night
After learning that
Dailey was now residing in
Home, Pennsylvania, Sgt.

Mallory. contacted the
Indiana County State
Police. A trooper located
Dailey and asked him about
the child. Dailey reportedly
offered that he knew what
the investigation was about
and stated he occasionally
blacks out. He allegedly
admitted he could not
remember the exact time or
date, but he may have sex-
ually touched the girl. He
added that he wasn't saying
he did not do it, just that he
couldn't remember.
A warrant was issued for
Dailey's arrest and he was
booked into the Calhoun
County Jail Jan. 1.
According to FDLE, Dailey
was arrested in
Hillsborough County back
in 1993 when he was
charged with sexual battery
on a victim under 12.

Community Affairs and the
Governor's Office of
Tourism,'Trade, 'and
Economic Development.
The goal of the Super
Council is to help build syn-
ergy and teamwork
between the elected boards
of Calhoun County. We
hope to hold this meeting
twice a year, making it eas-
ier to move forward with
discussions that affect us
all. By having all parties in
one room, at one time, we
can facilitate constructive
discussions that result in
progress. Tuesday, Jan.
27th, 5 p.m. at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center.

Chamber Banquet set
for Feb. 26
Mark-your calendars for
the 08-09 Chamber
Membership Banquet.
The event is set for
Thursday, Feb. 26th at the
WT. Neal Civic. Center.
The keynote speaker will
be Al Wenstrand who is the
President of Florida's Great
Northwest, a regional eco-
nomic development organi-
zation representing the six-
teen counties in northwest
There will be a short
reception at 6:30 p.m., with
the banquet beginning at 7
p.m. Ticket information
will be available soon.

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Trip planned to Jacksonville

to see 'Menopause the Musical'

Tribute paid to deceased veteran

with military honors at funeral
Members of VFW Post
12010, American Legion Post
272, American Legion Post
172, and Sons of the American
Legion Post 272 provided mili-
tary funeral honors to one of our
local deceased veterans on
Friday, Jan. 2.
Honors included firing a 21,
gun salute, folding of the
American flag and presenting it
to the next of kin and the playing
of TAPS. Also, seven spent shell
casings were presented to the
next of kin.
Military honors for veterans
can be. requested through our
local funeral homes..


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Cost of the trip:
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and change for dinner at
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Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail:


1998 GMC Jimmy SUV, newer
motor, $2,150. Call Howell at

2 bedroom mobile home, nice
location near school. in Bristol.
Call 674-8317 or 643-7569.

Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom
on John F. Bailey Road, SR 20
W, Blountstown. $85 to $145
weekly. Deposit required. All
utilities included. NO PETS.
Also RV for rent. Call 674-

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

4 bedroom, 1 bath house for
rent located in Blountstown

near stores, school, and bus
stops. Children and pets OK.
Call 674-3264.

Rent or own new remodeled 2
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Bristol. Call Howell at 447-

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One recliner and one rocker,
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Tabletop Christmas tree, $5;
high chair, very nice, new

Legal Notice Legal Notice

File Number: PR08-95-PR
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administra-
tion of the Estate of JOHN THOMAS
CASTLEBERRY, File Number PR08-65PR
is pending in the Circuit Courtfor Calhoun
County, Florida, Probate Division, 20859
Central Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424, the
address of which is the Calhoun County
Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida. The
Personal Representative of the Estate is
Mark Allan Castleberry. The name and
address of the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate are required, WITHIN
NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above
Court a written statement of any claim or
demand they may have. Each claim must
be in writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the
creditor or his agent or attorney and the
amount the claim is contingent or unliqui-
dated, the nature of the uncertainty shall
be state. If the claim is secured, the secu-
rity shall be described. The claimant shall
deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the
Clerk'to enable the Clerk to mail one copy
to the Personal Representative. All per-
sons interested In the Estate to whom a
copy of this Notice of Administration has
been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE
to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity-of the decedent's
Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction
of the Court.
DATED this 23rd day of December, 2008.
Mark Alan Castleberry
5109 Conner Ct.
Pace, FL 32571
(850) 674-5481

File Number: PR08-56PR
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administra-
tion of the Estate of ALBERT THON, File
Number PR08-56PR is pending in the
Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida,
Probate Division, 20859 Central Ave.,
Blountstown, FL 32424, the address of
which is the Calhoun,County Courthouse,
Blountstown, Florida. The' Personal
Representative of the Estate is Kevin Thon.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
All persons having claims or demands
against the Estate' are required, WITHIN
NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above
Court a written statement of any claim or
demand they may have. Each claim must
be in writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the
creditor or his agent or attorney and the
amount the claim is contingent or unllqui-
dated, the nature of the uncertainty shall
be state. If the claim is secured, the secu-
rity shall be described. The claimant shall
deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the
Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one copy
to the Personal Representative. All per-
sons interested in the Estate to whom a
copy of this Notice of Administration has
been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE
to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity of the decedent's
Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction
of the Court.
DATED this 30th day of December, 2008.
Kevin Thon
P.O. Box 759
Nixa, MO 65714
(850) 674-5481


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Resumes, Forms, Applications,
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applications for a1 full-time and/or part-time
Communications Officer. Qualifications: Must be
willing to work varying shifts, weekends and holidays,
basic typing and computer skills, proper telephone
skills, be able to multi-task, and pass FCIN/NCIC.
terminal operator exam. Graduations from high
school or equivalent is required and experience is

The Blountstown Police Department is accepting
applications for a full-time police officer. All
applicants must be at least 19 years of age, a citizen
of the United States, a high school graduate or
equivalent, or good moral character, not have been
convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving
perjury or false statement and certified by the Florida
Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

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the Blountstown Police Department located at 16908
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Spessard Boatright addresses board members at
Tuesday morning.

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night at RiverTown Church
Start 2009 off with a LIFE Center on Hwy. 71 but parents you'll have fun
bang and bring your family North in Blountstown. too. Dinner is provided and
to KIDstuf...where kids NO DROP OFFS! it's all FREE.
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The next KIDstuf is set nied by their parents, tions, please contact
a special workshop held for Saturday, January 10, KIDstuf is for families Lynnette Wise at 674-
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News Editor

Will the Calhoun
County School Board pur-
sue plans to build a new
high school in.
Blountstown? That ques-
tion will be answered
Tuesday night, Jan. 13, at 5
p.m. in the courthouse
For the past couple
years, the school consolida-
tion issue was the hot topic
in the district, but plans to.
combine Altha and
Blountstown high schools
were'scrapped back in May
when.then Superintendent
Mary Sue Neves proposed
building a new
Blountstown High School,
moving Blountstown
Middle School to the exist-
ing BHS, and then pursu-
ing funds for other schools.
However,- after the
recent election brought a
new school superintendent
and two new board mem-
bers, the issue resurfaced
and the board must' now
decide whether to pursue a
new BHS as proposed
behind the existing cam-
pus, look for another suit-
able site, or forget the
whole project.
In the meantime, the
request for $24.5 million in
special facilities funding has
made it's way across state
government channels and is
now awaiting approval from
the legislature.
At the December meet-
ing, the board agreed to
hold one last workshop to
get all the answers they
needed and decide how to
proceed. That workshop
was held Thesday with
architects and state officials
in attendance to answer
questions from board mem-
Spessard Boatright,


Sheridan, ,Wyoming, where
he won five gold medals.
The Calhoun County
School District reached a
settlement agreement with
an Altha woman who said
her son was abused while
attending pre-kindergarten
at Altha School during the
2003-04 school year.
Sources reported mediation
between the district and
Sarah Mills Eagleston
ended with a $68,000 set-
tlement agreement.
However, due to the terms
of the mediation and pend-
ing approval from the
judge, the plaintiff was
unable to confirm that fig-
ure and stated it was "an
undisclosed amount."
A camping trip turned
into a night of terror for a
Southport woman who
alleged her boyfriend held
her captive at Mossy Pond
in Calhoun County and
beat her severely for hours.
Arrested in the case was
Curtis Colemah Burch, 42,
charged with felony battery
by strangulation, false
imprisonment, and strong
arm robbery.
The new ALCO
department store, the first
of it's kind in Florida,
opened in Blountstown.
Questions were raised
about school cafeteria sur-
plus equipment that had
been left outdoors behind
the Calhoun County school
district's bus barn for two
Magnolia Volunteer
Fire Department mem-
bers celebrated their new
fire station inside the

Director of the Office of
Special Facilities, explained
the special facilities pro-
gram and the process for
receiving funding.
"Some people think
there's a pot of money wait-
ing for people to come get
and that's not true," he
emphasized. Boatright
explained that, back in
1982, it was realized that
small counties couldn't
accumulate the money
needed to build new schools
on their own. That's when
the legislature came up
with the special facilities
"There have been 63 of
these type projects since
1983 and there is not a sin-
gle project that has ever
gone through this process
that has not been funded,"
Boatright noted, adding,
"But now money is not as
plentiful in Tallahassee.
This is the most lean year
I've ever seen."
One of the architects on
the project addressed the
board and said the design
for the new school had ini-
tially been done to fit the
top ranked sites. .However,
when the plan was changed
to the BHS site, the design
was re-worked over a two
week period to meet the
deadline. "We believe some
adjustments may be need-
ed," he remarked, but said
it was doable.
Greg Bailey, an engineer
on the project, was ques-
tioned by Board member
Danny Hassig about suit-
ability of the site: "The
only issue I know of is it
does infringe on the football
field somewhat. It will take
some modification of build-
ing 5 to eliminate that,"
Bailey replied.
As for concerns about
drainage issues, "We will
have a stormwater system

in place," said Bailey.
Board Chairwoman
Kelly King inquired about
whether Altha or Carr
School would qualify for
funding in the future.
Boatright responded that
the school system's $2 mil-
lion plus reserve money
would play into those
needs. He added that there
were numerous issues at
Altha but the biggest con-
cern was the two-story high
school building. "When I go
to Altha's culinary depart-
ment and go up those
stairs, my fear is a fire there
someday," he said.
Boatright noted that, by
making the new BHS a
"school of choice", both
Altha and Blountstown stu-
dents could attend wherev-
er they want to go. "I'd just
like to see the students of
this county get some of the
same benefits as other
schools," he remarked.
Board member Ken
Speights asked where the
district stands if they don't
move forward to receive
the funding. "Whether this
county builds this school or
not, it's your choice,"
Boatright stated. "But
you're still going to pay the
Board member Danny
Ryals said he was con-
cerned about the architects
having to change the design
in just two weeks. "I've
talked to the city manager
and there are still issues to
be resolved," he said.
SIroning out all the issues
and bringing the matter to
a final vote is on the agenda
for Tuesday night at 5 p.m.
If the basement meeting
room is too crowded,
Superintendent Tommy
McClellan says the meet-
ing will be moved to the
courtroom on the, second

Back cont'd

Members of the late Dr. Grayson C. Snyder's family lis-
ten qs he is honored by Blountstown Rotary Club members
and Calhoun Liberty Hospital officials during a ceremony
back in August.

Calhoun County Airport
& Industrial Park on Hwy.
71 North with grand
opening festivities.
The Blountstown
Rotary Club and Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital paid trib-
ute to the late Dr. Grayson
C. Snyder at a ceremony
held in his honor. A plaque
with his image was
unveiled and will be perma-
nently displayed in the hos-
pital lobby.
The primary election
was held with a record
number of Calhoun
County voters casting
their ballots early.

It was a small town
celebration at it's best
when the River Valley
Marketplace debuted
downtown. The market,
sponsored by Blountstown
Main Street, features fresh
produce, home baked
items, handmade craffs,

and original artwork. It is
open the first Saturday of
every month from 8 a.m. to
noon on the greenspace
next to Wakulla Bank.'
Officials with GAC
Contractors, based in
Panama City and now with
an office in Blountstown,
committed to donating
$30,000 to Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital.
As Hurricane Ike bar-
reled toward Galveston,
TX, folks were lining up at
the pumps in fear of a gas,
shortage and a spike in
prices. The Florida
Attorney General's office
received over 4000 calls
and is investigating 1494
complaints of price gouging,
including one complaint
filed against a Liberty
County business that was
not named in media releas-
es. There were six com-
plaints in Jackson County.
Looking Back will con-
clude next week.


St. Paul A.M.E. will be
hosting a Shoe Rally on
January 11, at 3:00 p.m. for
the Marianna District. We
invite everyone to come out
and help support this pro-
St. Paul will also be hav-
ing it's Annual Family and
Friends day on January
25th at the 11:00 service.
Everyone is invited to come
and fellowship with family
and friends.


in Bristol

The Liberty County Arts
Council will be hosting the
Killearn Performing Arts
and Irish Step Dancers for a
performance of The
-Snowqueen on Saturday,
Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.
This is a wonderful show
of Riverdance style Irish
dancing. Some may have
seen it last year. Tell your
friends and come back for a
second showing.
For further information
or tickets, please call 643-
5491. Tickets are $5.

Jr. American
Citizens to meet
Sunday, Marianna
Chipola Chapter,
NSDAR is organizing a new
club for Junior American
Citizens. The first meeting
will be on Sunday, January
11, at 1:30 p.m. at Melvin
Engineering in Marianna
with leader Patty Melvin.
The club will meet with
Blue Springs Society
C.A.R. but it is open to all
students (pre-school -12)
not just C.A.R. members.
Membership is free.

Victory Hill Pentecostal
Holiness Church, Altha,
will host an upcoming
revival with evangelist
Chad Griggs. Revival serv-
ices will begin on Sunday,
January 18, at 5:30 PM.
(CST). Nightly services will
continue Monday, January
19 through Thursday,
January 22, beginning at
7:00 EM. (CST) each

Victory Hill is located
Highway 71, north of
Blountstown on Ashley
Shiver Road. For directions
or information, contact
Pastor Dewayne Tolbert at

Please take the opportu-
nity to come and share in
God's word and a revival of
the spirit. We look forward
to seeing you there.


Though I speak with the ings, and yet am satisfied
tongues of scholarship, and with less than winning to
though I use the approved Christ and establishing my
methods of education, and pupils in Christian charac-
fail to win my pupils to ter and service, it profiteth
Christ or to build up me nothing.
Christian character, I am The soul winning
become as a moan of the teacher, the character
Syrian wind in the waste of building teacher, suffereth
the desert! long and is kind, he envieth
And though I have the not others who are free
best of teaching skills, and from the teaching task; the
understand all mysteries of vaunteth not himself; he is
religious psychology, and not puffed up with intellec-
though I have all Biblical tual pride.
knowledge, and lose not Such a teacher doth not
myself in the task of win- behave himself unseemly
ning others to Christ, I between Sundays, seeketh
become as a cloud of mist not his own comfort and is
over the open sea. not easily provoked. And
And though I read all now abideth knowledge,
Sunday School 'materials, methods and soul winning,
and attend all training these' three; but the great-
classes and institutes and est of these is SOUL WIN-
monthly and weekly meet- NING.

Chek utou o li

edition, t wwwith

to host Shoe

school Tuesday night Rally Jan. 1





Notice is hereby given that the

following elected Boards will have an

open meeting on

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

at the W.T. Neal Civic Center.

Board of Calhoun Caounty Commissioners
Calhoun County School Board
Blountstown City Council
Altha Town Council

The Boards will meet in joint open session to
discuss issues concerning Calhoun County.

A copy of the agenda is available at the
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
office, Calhoun County Clerk of Court's office,
Calhoun County School Board office,
Blountstown City Hall, and Altha Town Hall.

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