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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
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Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown Fla
Publication Date: January 14, 2009
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S11111! 111111 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 102nd Year, No. 20 u BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 0 50 CENTS (Including Tax)
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vote on


News Editor
The decision on
whether or not to build a
new high school on the
BHS campus, look for
another s'iitable loca-'
tion, or ax the project
altogether was up for a
vote at the Calhoun
County School Board
meeting 'Tuesday night. :
The County Record
went to press at noon on
'Iesday, however, a full
report on the vote will
be posted on our website
Wednesday morning.
Go to www.thecounty. for all the
Back in June, the
School Board submitted
a proposal for $24.5 mil-
lion in special- facilities
funding to build the new
Blountstown High
School after the plan to
consolidate "BHS and
Altha was scratched.
The issue resurfaced'
after the recent election...







invited to

tour new

jail annex

during open


3to 6p.m.



The Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office will host an open house of
the new jail annex on Tuesday,
Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. This will pres-
ent an opportunity for the public
to visit the new facility befdie it is
occupied by inmates.
"We are very proud of this
addition," says Sheriff David
Tatim.' "It is a product of all our
labors, an example of how govern-
ment should work, and generally
a safer and cleaner environment
for the employees working in the
jail and for those staying."
The new facility will house 60
inmates and resolve most of the
jail overcrowding issue in the
short term. "With the down turn
in the economy, it just isn't a good
time for the Board of County
Commissioners to step off into a
new jail project that would require
future revenues to be bonded to
pay debt service and to operate
the facility," Sheriff Tatum
remarks. "Frankly, the county

just cannot afford to build the new
jail that we need right now."
The project began with the
sale of the vacated old library
building on Pear Street to the
City of Blouristifwn ifir a new
Police Department. The Sheriff's
Office took that money and 'built
an addition onto the existing
building that nearly tripled their
available space for housing. This
was a costs saving measure for the
City of Blountstown and a very
timely and beneficial move by the
A metal building was erected
by Big River Construction to pro-
vide the shell within which the
Sheriff's Office built the jail.
"Inside that, we erected concrete
block walls with metal ceilings to
create a secure and maintainable
facility," Sheriff Tatum explains. "
Once the metal building was com-
pleted, we used our county jail
inmate workforce to perform


almost every craft necessary to
complete the project. And it
turned out well. Last summer we
were provided an opportunity to
salvage materials from the Altha
School building that w'as t .d''b
demolished by DEE Theire iwe
collected doors and light fixtures.
Bay 'Cgnty Sheriff Frank
McKeithen allowed usto salvage.
furnishings from the old Bay
County Jail after they moved into
their new jail in September.
There we got all of our bunks,
tables, medical furniture and
some kitchen furnishings. This
scrounging of used materials from
buildings that' were slated for
demolition saved tens of thou-
sands of dollars. And with some
cleaning and painting served us
The open house will be held
from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
This coincides with a Board of
County Commissioners meeting
which begins at 5:00 p.m.

Annual march Monday

through Blountstown





back on

the table
News Editor
Do' yu ;~ i county.
commissioners and school
board members should be
elected by just the voters in
their district or should
everyone:have a say in who
holds each post?
Nearly 11 years after
the at-large voting issue fell
from the table, it's back on.
A group of citizens are get-
ting organized and plan to
hold a public meeting inthe
near future. They will pro-
pose eliminating single
member districts and
switching to an at-large sys-
temn where commissioners
and school board members
would run countywide.
Back in 1996, a referen-
dum was on the ballot to
change to at-large voting
and Calhoun Countian
were overwhelmingly in
favor of it with a more than
two to one margin. The fol-
lowing year, the county
commission voted 3-1 to
return to the at-large
method. However, after a
threat of a federal lawsuit
by the NAACP, they
rescinded their vote in
April of 1998.
Next week, we'll get
opinions from elected offi-
cials about this issue.

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Help save the clubhouse
Revitalization of the old log cabin known to many as 'the
clubhouse' is nearing a screeching halt as funds to support the
project have been depleted. The cabin once stood on the
Blountstcwn High School campus and was the venue for many
parties, proms, receptions, and other events. It was moved over
a year ago to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement to be preserved
and used again for community events. You can help get the
restoration back on track by sending a donation to the
Settlement at PO. Box 215, Blountstown, FL 32424. Benefits
are also being planned. Watch for details in the next edition.

The Mayhaw
Community will host
the Annual Martin
Luther King Day
March on Monday,
Jan; 19. The proces-
sion will convene
promptly at 9:30 a.m.
at Blountstown City
Hall. The match will
.begin on Central
Avenue and turn onto
River Street, ending at
St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church.
Our .community's
pastors will be grand
marshals and lead the
march. From 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue
to Central Avenue, our
spirits will reflect the
change that is needed
from the White House
to our local govern-
Pastors, lead your
Teachers, lead your
s t u d e n t s
Commissioners, School

Board, Council
Members, lead yo r
districts. Dr. Kin's
dream of 'Man,
Woman and Child' has
begun to come o
fruition. But there is
work to be done.
The 10th. Annual
MLK march will be a
united, solemn' and
peaceful march. You
don't want to miss this
historical event.
There will be no
ATV's, bicycles, etc.
The program will be
held at St. Mary
16345 River Stret.
Our guest speaker Wfl
be Reverend Gary C.
Sanders of First Mt.
Oliver Missionary
Baptist Church of
Albany, Ga.
For more informa-
tion, please contact
Pastor C. L. Wilson at
643-4107 or
Coordinator Evangelist
Deborah Yon-
Hammond at 674-

An inaugural breakfast
with live telecast is set for
Tuesday at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center. Turn to page
2 for all the details.



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Inaugural breakfast, ^ -^

telecast January 20

Our nation is evolving!
Come join the celebration
with the community for a
once in a lifetime event.
This is an opportunity to be
part of positive change in
our town, state, and nation.
We are proud to announce
a live telecast of the
Presidential Inauguration
of president-elect Barak
Obama. This telecast will
be at the WT. Neal Civic
Center on January 20th, at
10:00 a.m. central standard

time, Blountstown.
This event is sponsored
by Mrs. Janice Baker-
Williams, Mrs. Sally
Gadson, along with the
cooperation of Sheriff
David Tatum.
Transportation will be
available in Calhoun
County only.
Please call the following
numbers to request trans-
portation to and from the
event: 674-4858 or 674-

Hog butchering set

Jan. 17, Settlement

Join us at the Panhandle juice or coffee) for a
Pioneer Settlement for a tion.
unique event we call our This is an old fash
Hog Butchering. On event, where family
Saturday, January 17th, friends gather to pr
create some new memories and preserve their me
of your own. Learn what it the upcoming mc
takes to prepare a hog for Come experience thi
consumption, the old pio- dition. As the events
neer way. Admission and day unfold, the proce
education are FREE. turn into a won
We start early at 8:00 lunch. Lunch p
a.m. and will be offering a (backbone and rice, g
breakfast plate a choice of cornbread, and deser
(biscuits with sausage be available for a don
gravy and orange juice or Please come help
coffee); or (eggs, grits, the butchering and Pi
sausage, biscuit, orange on the finished produ

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dentist office burglary

News Editor

The Blountstown Police
Department is investigating
a burglary at a local dentist
An exterminator arrived
at the North Main Street
office of Dr. Brooks Cobb
last Wednesday morning
and discovered the back
door standing open. When
a dentist office employee
arrived at work later, they
realized someone had bur-
glarized the building. It
appeared a pry tool had
been used to open the door

and an exterior light had
been busted out. A rear
window had also been pried
open and the screen was
ripped. It appeared the cul-
prit or culprits had rum-
maged through drawers. An
empty nitrous oxide cylin-
der was missing from one of
the exam rooms. The hose
connected to the cylinder
had been cut and left
behind in the exam chair.
Anyone with informa-
tion on this case is urged to
call the BPD at 674-5987.
The investigation is being
handled by Major Rodney

Jan. 5: Steve Fowler, VOSP; Amanda Smith, VOSP; Michael
Ward, failure to appear
Jan. 6: Melenna King, VOSP
Jan. 7: Bridget Danley, violation of suspended sentence, failure
to appear; Robert Prescott, DWLSR, fleeing and eluding; Deon
Swint, VOCP; Ronnie Lee Brake, cheating, grand theft
Jan. 8: Laura Wilson, VOSP; William Scott Bozeman, VOP
county; Roger McClellan, battery on person over 65, possession
of firearm by felon
Jan. 9: William Nichols, domestic battery; Gregorio Ramos
Sanchez, altering license plate, no DL, no registration
Jan. 10: Benjamin Myles Barfield, domestic battery, tampering
with or harrassing victim, criminal mischief; Kenya Lamar
Baker, order of contempt; Charlie Ball,. VOP
Jan. 11: Aimee Michelle Golden, passing worthless bank
checks; Timothy Justin Davenport, DUI, VOP
Jan. 5: Heather Pierce, bond revoked; Dennis Snead, sentenced
to DOC from court
Jan. 6: Melenna Angela King, holding for CCSO; Freddrick M.
Mitchell, county'VOP; Daniel John Chasteen, burglary of con-
veyance, theft, burglary while armed, theft of firearm; Sharlett
Gonzalez Spring, aggravated assault with deadly weapon
Jan. 7: Christopher Lee Hug, VOP, resisting without violence
Jan. 8: Darby White, child neglect

The above IndMiduals were booked Into the Calhoun or Liberty
County Jail over the past week Although they have been
charged with a rime,. they ar considered Innocent until
proven guilty.

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Robert A. Turner
Sharon Turner
Kelli Peacock....News Editor
Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and
the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has
never missed an issue.

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.

James Harvie Peak
was a citizen of
Blountstown for 63
years. He moved his
family to Blountstown
in the fall of 1932. His
family at that time was
his wife, Susie, and
their two young daugh-
ters, Dorothy and
Doris. Later, in 1935,
Mr. and Mrs. Peak had
another daughter,
Mr. Peak was
employed as a book-
keeper by the Midway
Hardwood Company.
The Peak family
moved with the compa-
ny when it moved to
Blountstown. When
Midway ceased opera-
tions in Blountstown,
Mr. Peak went to work
for Neal Lumber and
In October of 1943,
Harvie Peak became a
member of the staff at
the Bank of
Blountstown. Mr. Pick
Hollinger headed the
bank at this time. Mrs.
Lucille Parrish was an
officer of the bank. At
one time, Mr.
Hollinger, Mrs. Parrish,
and Mr. Peak were the
only three employees of
the bank. Mr. Peak
ended his career at the
Bank of Blountstown,
after working there 31
years, on December
31, 1974. He had the
title of Vice-President

and Cashier. He did
not sever his connec-
tion at the bank for
awhile. He remained a
member of the Board
of Directors. In later
years, members of the
community told his
family about ways he
had helped them while
working at the bank.
On January 9, 1975,
there was an article in
The County Record
about Mr. Peak's
retirement from the
Bank of Blountstown.
The writer stated he
felt very few residents
of Calhoun County
were more highly
regarded than Harvie
Peak. He said that
Peak had achieved this
distinction by being
quiet, sincere, and
very, very reliable.
While employed at
the Bank of
Blountstown, Harvie
Peak grew into the
insurance business
which was already in
operation at the bank.
Later, as the bank
changed hands, and
during his transition
into retirement, he
acquired and estab-
lished the Peak
Insurance Agency, and
continued an active life
for many years.
Harvie and Susie
Peak were active mem-
bers of The First
Baptist Church in
Blountstown for as long

as they were physically
able. Mrs. Peak
worked as a welder in
the ship-building indus-
try in Panama City,
Florida, during World-
War II. She worked for
a short. time in the
office of the Calhoun
County Agricultural
Agent, and for Peak
Insurance. She was a.
member of the Order of
the Eastern Star for
over fifty years. Her
primary job was that of
being a wife and moth-
er. She was an excel-
lent housekeeper and
cook. She -raised her
own children and
helped to raise two
more generations of her
Harvie Peak was
honored for his years of
Masonic service, by
Dixie Lodge # 109, on
August 18, 1978. On
James Harvie Peak
Day, Howard Johnson,
Sr., gave a speech in
which he expressed

gratitude for Ivir.
Peak's accomplish-
ments and many years
of service. Mr. Johnson
spoke many words of
praise of Mr. Peak. Mr.
Johnson told Mrs. Peak
that the officers and
members of Dixie
Lodge and' Mr. Peak's
friends everywhere
were better people
because they had the
opportunity to know
him. Mr. Johnson said
that Blountstown and
Calhoun County,
Florida, was a better
place because Mr. Peak
was there.
James Harvie Peak
died on March 11,
1996, at 90 years, of
age. Susie Peak died
on January 28, 1999,
at-age '93. They had
lived most of the twen-
tieth century.
The way they lived
their lives continues to
have a positive influ-
ence on their family
and others.

Heritage Book committee seeking citizens

over 90, couples married 50 or more years

Calhoun County's
Heritage Book Committee
wishes to have your assis-
tance in compiling a special
section of our forth-coming
history of Calhoun County.
The first part is about
citizens who are now living
who are 90 years of age or
older. Please give the per-
son's full name, and date of
birth. Be sure to include
their maiden name and all
married names for the
If the person lived to be
90 years of age or older and
is now deceased, please
give the full name, date of
birth and date of death.
Calhoun County couples
who are or were married
for 50 years or more form
another special section in
our book. Please give the
full names of the bride and
the groom, dates of birth
for each, and dates of death
if applicable. Give the date
the marriage took place
and the number and names
of the children born to this
special couple. You may
also like to include where
the marriage took place,
example: Blountstown,
Calhoun County, Florida or
Donalsonville, Seminole
County, Georgia.
Please type or hand
print clearly all names and
dates. Use the following
format for the dates:
month, day and year. An
example is: Jan. 1, 1896.
Be sure that you sign and
print your own name as
submitter and give your
telephone number for veri-
fication purposes.
We need a photograph
of the person(s) that we are
so very proud to be able to
honor in this special way.

It does not have to be one
that was taken when they
were whatever age, it can
be one when they were
younger. On the 50th wed-
ding anniversary photo-
graph it may be When they
celebrated that glorious
occasion or when they first
got married or somewhere
in between it is just up to
It will be best if you do
not write on the back of the
photo itself, use a label or a
Post-it-Note as sometimes

From the Pratt Family
Jesus said "Blessed are
those who mourn, for they
will' be comforted."
Mathew 5:4
The entire family of
Michael Lynn Pratt, Jr.
would like to sincerely give
thanks for the many
prayers, flowers, monetary
gifts, cards, food, time and
The love, support and
comfort we received from
family, friends, neighbors,
schools, teachers, coaches,
classmates, playmates,
teammates, coworker's,
churches and ministers
were greatly appreciated.
Special thanks to Pastor
Kenric Conway and the
Family of God Baptist
Church, Panama City, Fl;
Vann Funeral Home,
Marianna, Fl; ministers,
soloist, instrumentalist,
church resolutions, ushers
and choir for encourage-
ment at the Home Going
Celebration Service. The
spirit of the Lord was defi-
nitely present.

when it is scanned the print
will show thru the paper.
If you have a photo-
graph that you would like
to be scanned to be used
for the book, or if you need
assistance with your infor-
mation or story please feel
free to ask. Lana Weeks,
our Publicity Chairman,
will be happy for you to
come to her home or she
will come to yours, which
ever is most convenient for
you, she has a laptop com-
puter and a printer/scanner

"Thanks be to God for
his indescribable gift" 2
Corinthians 9:15
We give thanks for the
birth of a loving son, broth-
er, father, husband, grand-
son, nephew, cousin and
Michael Sr., Claudette,
Patrick, Lataeshia, Talia
and Ni'yah

From the Holt Family
I would like to thank
each and everyone of you
for the help and kindness
everyone has shown to me
and my two children after
the loss of my home. It was
hard for me to stand there
and watch while everything
I've worked for go up in
flames, but I still have my
memories of my husband,
Carlton Holt, who died five
years ago and my children.
Thank you, Colby
Atkinson, for going back
inside to get Olivia out.
I did not know there

that is easy to take from
place to place.
The deadline date has
been extended and the
date at this time is not
known. Please mail your
reply to the attention of :
Mrs. Lana Weeks,
Publicity Chairman of
H.B.C., P O. Box 275,
Blountstown, Florida
32424-0275 or you may
call 850-674-8860 (Mary
Lou Holley) or 850-674-
8276 (Mary Lou Taylor)
for assistance.

were so many firemen and o
women until my house
burned. I would like thank
each and everyone of you
for being there, Carr- "
Clarksville, Westside, and
Scotts Ferry. There might
have been others there, but
there are things about that
night that I just don't
I would also like to
thank Delilah Mears for -
being there with me and
the help you you and
RiverTown Church has
given me after. Abe -:
Springs Pentecostal Church
and the Red Oak
Community Church, thank
Mildred and Roy and -*
Trinda, you were there for
me when Carlton died and
you were there when I
needed help again, Thank
Margie Mason, I would
like to thank you and Mrs.
Alice Williford and the. -
Eastern Star.

See THANKS, page 12



Holly Alison Anderson and Bryce David Melvin

Anderson, Melvin

to exchange vows

George and Susan Anderson of Clearwater,
Florida, announce the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Holly Alison Anderson, to Bryce David Melvin,
son of David H. and Patty Melvin of Marianna,
Holly is the granddaughter of Judith Wimperis of
Palatine, Illinois, and Ernest Wimperis of
Evanston, Illinois, and the late Arthur E. and
Vivian Anderson of Clearwater; Florida. ,Bryce is
the grandson of Mary Melvin and the late Rev.
Thomas L. Melvin of Marianna, Florida, and
Jimmy and Pat Suggs of Clarksville, Florida.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of The Florida
State University with a degree in Meteorology and
will graduate with a Masters degree in Meteorology
in August 2009.
The groom graduated from The Florida State
University in 2008 with a dual degree in Finance
and Entrepreneurship and is currently the cus,
tomer relations manager at Aegis Computer
Services in Tallahassee, Florida.
Bryce and Holly will be married on March 7,
2009, in Clearwater, Florida, at Calvary Baptist
Church. A reception in their honour will be held on
March 21, 2009, at First Baptist Church,
Marianna, from two to four o'clock in the afternoon.
Family and friends are invited to attend.

AARP fee tax aid at

Altha Public Library

AARP Tax- Aid is the
nations~largest, FREE vol-.
unteer-run tax preparation
service available to all tax-
payers with middle-to-low
income, with special atten-
tion to those age 560 and
older. Volunteers are
trained to assist in filing
basic tax forms, including
the 1040, 1040-A 'and

Sr Citizen general
member meeting
set for'January 20
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens will be! holding their
quarterly general member-
ship meeting on Tuesday,
January 20, beginning at 8
a.m. at the Sr. Centeron
Cayson Street. Everyone is
invited, so plan on attending
this informative meeting!

Help is available at the
Altha Public Library every-
Tuesday from 1:00 4:30
p.m. from February 3rd to
April 14th.

Free trees

Jan. 20 at

the Square
The Division of Forestry
will be holding their Arbor
Day tree give away on
Tuesday, Jan. 20, at
Magnolia Square in down-
town Blountstown. This
year the Calhoun County
Extension Office will be
helping with Arbor Day.
The event starts at 9:00
a.m. with one tree allowed-
per person.

The County Record, JANUARY 14, 2009, Page 3

Ceremony March 14 at FSUAlumni Center

Peddie, Myers will wed

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin
Peddie of Bristol are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their daugh-
ter, Kendall Winnell, to
Bradley Dale Myers, son of
Merv and Doris Myers' ofJ
Kendall is the grand-
daughter of Jack and
Marilyn Peddie, and the
late Bobby Swilley, and
Johnny and Beth Eubanks,
all of Bristol.
Brad is the grandson of
Homer and Pauline,Myers
of Harrisonburg, VA, and
Phares and Pearl Zook of
East Earl, PA.
Kendall is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Liberty County High
School and a senior at FSU
in the Recreation and
Leisure Services Program

with an emphasis in Special
Events. She currently
works for an event planner
at Florida Health Care
Brad is a 2003 graduate
of Blountstown High
School and graduated in
2007 from FSU with a
degree in Real Estate and
Finance. He is the co-
owner of Myers
Construction, Inc. where
he works with his dad as a
contractor in Blountstown.

The couple will
exchange vows March 14,
2009, at the Florida State
University Alumni Center
and honeymoon in the
Caribbean before establish-
ing residence in

Judy Ludlow speaks
o l Bradley Dale My
to local Garden Club


"If you build it, they will
"Build what?" "Who
will come?"
Be patient All will be
VP Mary Alice Minnick
extended a warm welcome
to those attending the
Torreya Garden Club
meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, January 5, 2009,
at the Calhoun County
Extension Building.
Connie Williford pre-
sented a lovely Devotion
from "Inspirations and
Prayers." Connie gener-
ously filled in for her moth-
er Alice who was unable to
attend. Thank you,
Connie. We miss you,
Jan~es Williford gave the
Blessing and then led the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Refreshments were
served by hostesses Jessie
Mae Price and Aileen
McQuagge.,_ . The :table
looked lovely (White lace
over a. pick undercloth) and
topped with a beautiful
arrangement of pink camel-
lias and a tempting display
of tasty goodies and drinks.
Refreshments over, the
club members and guests
found out what they're
going to build.
VP Mary Alice present-
ed Ms. Judy Ludlow,
Calhoun County Extension
Director since May, 2007, a
native New Yorker, and a
graduate of the University
of Florida. Ms. Ludlow has
served as a biologist in
Florida's Department of
Environmental Protection
for 20 years. Ms. Ludlow
gave suggestions on how to
create a wildlife haven in
your own backyards.
A wildlife habitat con-

sists of these essentials -
food, cover, water, and
space. Suggestions: (1)
Limit the amount of lawn (
some lawn space could
sport ground cover), (2)
Have vertical layering not
all at the same level, (3)
add islands of vegetation -
plant a butterfly garden
(include plants for both the
larva and adult butterflies),
(4) Provide snags (standing
dead frees) and brush piles
(for cover) (5) Provide
water, (6) Plant native veg-
etation, (7) Provide bird
houses, and (8) Provide
shaded areas.
Follow these suggestions
and the birds, butterflies,
etc. will flock to your back-
yard haven. Build it; they
will come!
We appreciate Ms..
Ludlow's valuable pointers.
You are a fabulous addition
to the County's Extension
After a few business
matters were handled, the
meeting adjourned. -
S. eeyou'in February. ;-
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rCALOUN COUNTY Free computer classes

Chamber of Commerce offered at local library

The Calhoun County
Public Library is offering
free computer classes in
January and February. The
schedule is as follows:
V Tuesday, Jan. 20 -
Mouse Tutorial
V Wednesday, Jan. 21 -
Keyboard Tutorial

V Tuesday, Jan. 27 -
Mouse Tutorial
V Wednesday, Jan. 28 -
Keyboard Tutorial
V Tlesday &
Wednesday, Feb. 3 &4 -
Internet for beginners
. Tuesday, Feb. 10 -
Email basics

Storytime' twice

a week at library

Attorney Jonna Bowman

opens law office downtown,

Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce members welcomed attorney Jonna Bowman to
town Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at her new law office 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 business community.

What to do when your get

up and go has got up and...

Motivation. How do
you find it? How do you
keep it? How do you deliv-
er it to your team?
SIf you're a businesss'
owner, who motivates you?
How often do you take in-
that motivation? Do you
ride down the road in your
vehicle listening, to the
radio or are you spending
that time listening to some
motivational teacher/
speaker? When you're
home at night, are you
watching the same ol' rerun
again or are you reading a
book that inspires & moti-
vates you? Do you spend
your lunch with a friend or
other business leader that
is positive and motivating?
How often each year do
you attend motivational
And as the leader of
your business, it's your
responsibility to motivate
your team? When.and how
are you doing this? Is it
daily, weekly, monthly,
quarterly, annually? Let
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due to lack of inspiration in
your team.
If you're not the busi-
ness owner but have a
desire to do something spe-
cial with your life, what
steps are you taking to form'
a habit of motivation, inspi-
ration and positive influ-
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count on anyone to do it for is up to you!
The internet is full of
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motivation; most provide
something for free. Just
google the following names
and you'll find great places
to start: John' Maxwell,
Harvey Mackay, Zig Ziglar,
Success Magazine, Jeffrey
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any national book store and
browse the
inspiration/motivation isles
and find hundreds of
options to pick from.
Also, join and attend
your local Chamber of'

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Many are glad to share
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You are invited to bring
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at the W.T. Neal Civic Center.

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Calhoun County School Board
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The Boards will meet in joint open session to
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The County Record, JANUARY 14, 2009, Page 5

Business savvy siblings are...

Katie Smith Walden

graduates cum laude
m, Katherine S. Smith
Walderin- graduated uli'!
laude from Florida State
University December, 13,
2008. Katie earned her
Bachelor of Science degree
in Elementary Education.
During; her enrollment,
she was inducted into the
Garnet Key Honor Society,
which recognizes students
primarily for service and
scholarship, but also for
spirit and leadership.
Membership requirement
is a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Katie was also honored as a
member of the Golden Key
International Honour late Joe Alford and the late
Society. Honored students Murlene and Thomas
must rank in the top 15% of "BoPete" Smith. Katie
their, class ivith a cumula- lives in the Red Oak com-
rive 3.6 GPA or higher. munity with her husband,
Katie is a 2004 graduate Ryan Walden, and their
of Blountstown High son, River.
School. She is the daughter Katie, your family loves
of the late Peggy and and admires you! Be
LeRoy Smith. She is the proud! We are!
granddaughter of Ruth The Walden
Alford of Blountstown, the and Smith families"


We want to wish our moth-
er, Joan "Bugzie" Morgan, a
very happy 53rd birthday!
You may be turning 53, but
you don't look a day over 29.
In between babysitting and
working with the state in
Tallahassee, she enjoys read-
ing, watching Dancing with
the Stars, and cruising around
the world in her spare time.
There is not a more nice, con-
siderate, or caring person in
existence. If you have met her,
then you know exactly what

we mean. Happy Birthday
Momma! We love you!
Love, Angel, Shannon,
Jaimie, Heather and Beth

Making m
BY KELLI PEACOCK fall," Alicia reports. "He is
News Editor responsible for taking care
of his plants. He even
Two Calhoun County researches information on
siblings are proving that the internet and asks local
anyone of any age can farmers questions so he can
make a dollar when they learn more about this
pair a good idea with some hobby."
get up and go. Chesten's sister, Chessa,
Chesten Goodman, an got in on the venture after a
8th grader at Blountstown Christmas project spawned
Middle School, and his sis- an idea. "Both kids and I
ter, Chessa Goodman, a 5th have always liked making
grader at BES, have joined something homemade to
forces as business partners. give as an extra gift to
This dynamic duo recently grandparents and other
began marketing their family members each
products at the River Christmas, such as orna-
Valley Marketplace, the ments, rice heating pads,
downtown farmers market stepping stones, etc.,"
sponsored by Blountstown Alicia explains. ."Chessa
Main Street held the first 'has been interested in
Saturday of every month sewing for about a year and
from 8 a.m. to noon at the took a 4-H sewing class
greenspace next to Wakulla during the summer in
Bank. Bristol, so this year we
"Chesten got interested decided to make scarves to
in growing things that he give to family members.
liked and could eat when he They were a little time con-
was about five," says his suming, but she had fun
mom, Alicia Goodman. mix-matching the different
"The rule was that he had colors together. She was
to try anything that he really proud of her finished
grew. He always has fol- product."
lowed this rule and likes Chessa's love for cook-
almost any kind of veg- ing also played into the
etable, especially eggplant business plan. "Chessa and
and mustard greens. As he her grandmother made
has gotten older, he has some sugar-coated peanuts
expanded his garden and to give as Christmas gifts
even plants tomatoes, peas, and we gave some to a
squash and collards in my friend that really, liked
flower beds." them and suggested that
When Blountstown she make them for the mar-
Main Street :announced ket,". says Alicia. "Chesten
plans for starting the River overheard us and said that
Valley Marketplace, he really liked the scarves
Chesten decided to turn the that she had done and
green in his garden into thought that people may
green in his pocket. "He really like to buy them. So.
has always been' interested they made a deal to go into
in making a dollar and was business together -
very excited to hear that Chesten would handle the
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loney at the market
Chessa would do all of the
Thus, the Goodman
booth at the market was
born. The siblings debuted
their products on Jan. 3. "It
was a good experience for
them," Alicia remarks.
"Chesten's mustards sold
really well, but the warm
weather didn't help the
scarf business too much,
but they are planning on
being there next month."
Interested in a booth atGoodman
the next River Valley
Marketplace set for
Saturday, Feb. 7? Call 899-
0500. Spaces are free, but
you must call in advance.
The market is open from 8
a.m. to noon at the green-
space next to Wakulla
Bank. All items must be
homemade, handmade, or
homegrown. If you would
like to use a tent, it must be
white or tan.

The County Record, JANUARY 14, 2009, Page 6

J.V. Wildcats look to

get back on W track

Tigers and Wildcats

to tangle Fn. night

News Editor

The Blountstown Tigers
edged the Sneads Pirates to
claim the number one rank-
ing in the district Thursday
BHS won with a score of
48-44 making them unde-
feated in district play.
Jimmy Jackson led the
Tigers with 14 points and
eight rebounds. Paul
Mosley followed -with 11
points and six assists. Cavon
Cox provided eight points
and* six rebounds. Brent
Ransom added six points.
Drew Brazzell chipped in
four points and five
rebounds. Albert Johnson
Soffere'd threeee: points r-nd
thr66 stea lg. :, "
"I was real impressed
with the effort, the energy,
the crowd support, as well
as, the cheerleaders, but we
have to do a better job of
protecting the ball," says
Coach Tony Davis. "We had
24 turnovers and we forced
16 turnovers. We normally
dig ourselves a hole in the
first half with turnovers."

See TIGERS, page 7

Ryan Baker

enjoying life

in New Orleans
Former Blountstown Tiger
Ryan Baker was at his alma
mater Thursday night for the
BHS v. Sneads basketball
game. Baker, who signed to
play football for Louisiana
State University, told The
County Record he truly
enjoyed his first season. "It's
been a great experience and
I've met so many people," he
remarked. 'I love New
Orleans!" Baker, pictured with
BHS Coach Greg Jordan, said
the highlight of the season
has been "seeing the teams I
grew up watching on TV like
Georgia and Alabama."

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Losing three consecutive
games is a first for the Altha
Junior Varsity Wildcats this
basketball season and a
trend they don't want to get
accustomed to. They're
going to try to get back to
their winning ways this
Two of Altha's junior varsi-
ty starters fouled out in the
forth quarter and the
Wildcats (4-3) couldn't
hold off the Bozeman
Bucks as they squeezed out
a 38-34 victory.
Both teams were tied at
13 at halftime. Altha held
a 29-27 lead at the end of
the third quarter but the
Bucks doubled up the
Wildcats, 10-5, in the final
Bozeman led the
Wildcats in the scoring col-
umn. They made 60% (12
of 20) of their field goals to
Altha's 50% (7 of 14).
From the charity stripe the
Bucks sank 50% (8 of 16)
to the Wildcats' 40% (2 of
5). Bozeman made both of
their 3-poirit attempts
while Altha shot only 27%
(6 of 22).
Leading the Wildcats
offensively was Will Rogers
with a career and season-
high 19 points that included
4 from beyond the arc.
Tyler Hamilton put up 9
points, pulled down a team-
tying 6 rebounds and he
had a steal. Kenny
Johnson, Tyler McCoy, and
Carl Montecon all chipped
in a field goal apiece.
Montecon snagged 6
rebounds and he had 3
steals. McCoy had a
rebound and 2 assists.
Johnson cleared a'rebound.
Senior Varsity Wildcat,
Ethan Byler, had a career-
best as he lit up the score-
board with 26 points
against Bozeman. Also, he
did some major window
washing as he ripped down
13 rebounds. It was his sec-

ond double-double of the
season. Byler also came
away with 3 steals, he
blocked 2 shot attempts,
and he had an assist.
However, Altha (0-7; 0-
4, 2-2A) had 2 players to
foul out in the fourth quar-
ter, leaving the Wildcats
with only 4 players on the
floor and Bozeman (6-5; 2-
2, 2-2A) prevailed, 59-45.
The Wildcats edged the
Bucks in the field goal
department; 67 % (16 of
24) to 63% (22 of 35). But
Bozeman bettered Altha in
the 3-point column, 60%
(13 of 22) to 56% (10 of
Caleb Willis chalked up
9 points and he had an
assist along with a rebound.
Steven. Vassallo finished
with 5 points, 2 rebounds
and an assist. Ethan Ellis
came away with 3 points,
snagged 4 rebounds, had 3
assists, and a steal. Jake
Edenfield chipped in a field
goal and he had an assist.
8-For the fist time this
season the Alta's Junior
Varsity lost back-to-back
games. Last Thursday
night they found them-
selves on the wrong end of

a 43-25 score against the
Freeport Bulldogs.
Bozeman had only a 15-
12 lead at the intermission
but they held Altha (4-4) to
only 12 points in the second
had to take home the win.
The Bucks made 47%
(14 of 30) of their field
goals while the Wildcats
only shot 30% (8 of 13).
Altha was better at the free
throw line, sinking 62% (8
of 13) to Bozeman's 50% (9
of 18). Both teams
launched 10 3-pointers.
The Bucks made one and
Altha missed on their
Tyler Hamilton led the
"JV Wildcats with his first
double-double of the sea-
son, 10 points and 11
rebounds. Also, he blocked
2 shot attempts, had 2
steals, and he had an assist.
Jacob Warner knocked
down 8 points, snagged 3
rebounds, and was credited
with 2 steals. Will Rogers
came away with 5 points,
had a season-high 4 steals,
cleared 2 rebounds, and he
had 2 assists. Carl
Montecon chipped in a
field goal.and ripped down

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Shown at Saturday's meeting, from left, Arthur Faurot, Morrell Bailey, John Francis, Dylan
Eady, Charles Chapman, Robbie Fleck, Harold Bailey,.Richie Smith, Donna Milton, Austin Riano

Semi-pro baseball

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Think the boys basket-
ball games are the only ones
with excitement? Think
again! The Lady Tiger sea-
son is well underway and if
you're missing these games,
you're missing out. The girls
took on Sneads Thursday at
home (details unavailable at
press time, but watch for all
the game highlights in next
week's edition). Pictured is
Selena Williams aiming for
the basketball, then fighting
for the ball with a Lady
Pirate. The BHS girls will
be, at Bozeman Thursday,
then host Altha on Friday
with game time at 4:30 p.m.

Wildcats continued

4 rebounds.
With good ball move-
meht' along with good
shooting, the varsity
Freeport Bulldogs (8-4)
handed Altha's varsity
squad their eighth loss of
the season, 79-45.
Freeport led in each of
the following offensive cate-
gories field goals, 77% (23
of 30) to 55% (16 of 29);
free throws, 67% (10 of 15)
to 36% (4 of-11); and 3-
point field goals, 47% (8 of
17) to 21% (3 of 14).
Jake Edenfield and
Steven Vassallo were the
Wildcats' offensive co-lead-
ers with 13 points apiece (2
of Vassallo's buckets were
the 3-point variety).
Vassallo cleared 4 rebounds
and he had an assist.
Edenfield filled each of the
following categories with
ones: assists, blocks,
rebounds and. teals. Both
Ethan Ellis and Caleb
Willis found money with 6
points. Willis had a season-
high 6 rebounds and an
assist. Ellis pulled down 3
rebounds. Ethan Byler
added 4 points, yanked
down 5 rebounds and he
had an assist.
9-Shooting well below
their season average, the
junior varsity Wildcats
were swept by Sneads last
Friday night, 48-23.
The leading scorer for
Altha (4-5) was Will Rogers
with 10 points (including
two 3-pointers). Also,

Rogers had 3 steals, 2
rebounds and 2 assists.
Tyler Hamilton chalked up
5 points, pulled down 4
rebounds, blocked a shot
attempt and he had an
assist. Tyler McCoy added
a 3-pointer along with 2
assists, a rebound and he
blocked a shot attempt.
Carl Montecon chipped in
a free throw and he cleared
a rebound.
Despite having 3 players
score in double figures for
the first time this season
and fighting the Pirates
(10-5; 4-1, 2-2A) until the
final buzzer, the varsity
Wildcats (0-9; 0-5, 2-2A)
came up short, 76-54.
Jake Edenfield led Altha
with 17 points that includ-
ed 2 3-pointers. Also; he
had 2 assists, blocked a shot
attempt and he had a steal.
Ethan Byler racked up 13'
points (including a 3-point-
er), pulled down a team-
high 7 rebounds, along with
2 assists and a steal. Ethan
Ellis had a season-high 11
points (including 2 from
beyond the arc) as well as 3
assists and 2 rebounds.
Steven Vassallo was credit-
ed with 7 points, 2 assists, 2
rebounds and a steal.
Caleb Willis rounded out
the scoring with 6 points, 5
rebounds, a steal and he
blocked a shot attempt.
The Wildcats were back
on the hardwood yesterday
against Cottondale. (See
next week's issue for game
details.) Tomorrow

Tigers continued

The Tigers traveled to
Liberty County Friday
night and won 59-43. The
team was led by Jackson,
with .20 points including
five 3-pointers. Brazzell fol-
lowed with 14 points and
five rebounds. Jolvson had
nine points and four steals.
Cox had eight points and
seven rebounds. Ransom
provided five points. PJ.
Buggs added four points.
Mosley chipped in one
point and five assists.
Next up for the Tigers is
Bozeman on the road
Thursday night. The J.V.

plays at 4:30 with varsity at
7:30. The girls will play at
5:30 p.m. Friday night
brings the Altha Wildcats to
town. J.V. plays at 6:00, fol-
lowed by varsity at 7:30.
The girls will 4:30.
"I'm excited about these
guys, Coach Davis
remarks. "They work hard
and they have a positive
attitude. I love coaching
this team."

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(Thursday) they'll host
Wewa and Friday finds
Altha in Blountstown for a
district matchup. In both
games the varsity Lady
Wildcats will play at 4:30
*pm (CT), followed by
Altha's JV boys at 6:00 pm
(CT) and wrapping up with
the varsity boys Wildcats'
game at 7:30 pm (CT).
Next Tuesday the Liberty
County Lady Bulldogs.
come to "The Den" for a
5:00 pm (CT) contest with
the Lady Wildcats.

The response has been
tremendous regarding the
formation of the proposed
Big Bend Semi-pro
Baseball League of North
Florida and plans are com-,
ing together at a brisk pace.
An interdivisional meet-
ing was held Saturday at
the Apalachee Restaurant
in Bristol with representa-
tives from Calhoun, Liberty
and Gadsden counties in
attendance. Work has been
ongoing since November of
last year and it is necessary
to have final plans in place
within a month.
Harold Bailey, one of,
the key players in the
league's formation and the
publicity person for the
Chattahoochee Red Birds,
informed all in attendance
at Saturday's meeting that
Bay County -was fielding a
team the Bay Brewers.
Four teams from each divi-
sion (east and west) will be
the goal in the inaugural
season which will begin the
first Sunday in April. It was
proposed at Saturday's
meeting to make the City of
Bristol the center point for
the league.
Proposed rules and
bylaws are as follow: Each
team roster will consist of
no more than 25 players,
one manager and two

Dixie Youth


signups on

The Dixie Youth
Baseball League will hold
signups from 9 a.m. to noon
at the Blountstown High
School gym on Saturday,
Jan. 17, Jan. 24, and Jan.
31. Area youth ages 4-12
are eligible (those turning
13 before May 1 are not eli-
A copy of player's birth
certificate, along with the
$5,0 registration fee, is
required at the time of reg-

coaches (coaches can be
playede r/ oaches").
Contracts will be signed by
the June 2009 meeting. No
more than six college play-
ers may be on contract with
a franchised team.
Presently, there will be
teams from Calhoun
County (Arthur Faurot and
Dylan Eady),
Chattahoochee (Harold
Bailey), Liberty County
(Richie Smith), Bay
County (Mike Ruple),
Chipley (Tim Hall), Quincy
(John Francis) and
DeFuniak Springs.
Hopefully. joining this list
will be Jackson County and

Port St. Joe.
Morrell Bailey from
Altha, has agreed to serve
as the commissioner for the
league, More to come
regarding Bailey next
If you would like to par-
ticipate in this semi-pro
baseball league, please con-
tact Harold Bailey, 229-
662-2066, or any of the
contact people (in paren-
theses in the previous para-
SThe next league meeting
is set for Saturday, Feb. 14,
10 AM, EDT, at the
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West Fla.


Youth Tour

West Florida Electric
Youth Program
by Carolyne Van
Every year West Florida
Electric sponsors the Rural
Youth Tour Program. Two
juniors from BHS are cho-'
sen each year to compete in
Tallahassee, where they
will join more than 100
other high school juniors.
Tyler McClellan and Cody
Paquette, (pictured above)
have been chosen for this
They will have the
chance to participate in
many activities such as
mock legislative sessions,
touring the Florida
Vietnam Veterans
Memorial, visiting the Old
Capitol building and the
Museum of Florida
History, and even witness-
ing Supreme Court cases.
When the State Youth
Tour is over, a local compe-
tition. will be held to deter-
mine two winners and one
alternate to compete in the
National Rural Electric
Youth Tour. The two win-
ners will win a six day, all.
expense paid trip to
Washington, D.C. in June

Art students design tee

for Altha homecoming

Congratulations, Cody
and Tyler! BHS wishes you
the best of luck!

Star Gazing with Doc!
by Jacy Richards
Doctor Quentin
Henderson, a science
teacher at BHS, is going to
be holding star labs every
Thursday evening, at Sam
Atkins Park beginning on
January 15th. Each star
lab will start at 8:00 p.m.
and will last 30 minutes.
Star Labs are open to par-
ents and family members of
the students. By attending
the star labs the students
will accumulate extra cred-
it points in their science
class. Doctor Henderson
says you will learn in 30
minutes what has taken
him a lifetime to learn! It's

Senior Yearbook Ads
by Meagan Benton
In the time for final
good-byes and proud tears,
tell your senior congratula-
tions in'a very special way!
The Blountstown High
School Publications Staff
will begin selling senior ads
this Thursday, January 15
for the 2008-2009 year-

book. There is a limited
amount of space in the ad
section, so ads will be sold
on a first come/first served
When ordering, please
send a rough sketch of how
you would like the ad to
appear. Pictures used in
the ads may be picked up
when the new yearbooks
arrive. Any questions
should be directed to Mrs.
Pam Ayers at 674-5724.
Ad prices are as.follows:
1/8 page, $40
1/4 page, $75
1/2 page, $120
Full page, $210

Calendar of Events
Thurs., Jan.15, Girls
Basketball Away against
Bozeman @ 4:30; Boys
Basketball Away against
Bozeman @ 6:00/7:30
Fri., Jan. 16, Girls
Basketball Home against
Altha @ 4:30; Boys
Basketball Home against
Altha @ 6:00/7:30
Mon., Jan. 19, Martin
Luther King Holiday No
Tues., Jan. 20, Girls
Basketball Away against
Sneads @ 4:30


Marine Capt. Burrel Sumner

speaks to history students
As part of Carr School's observance of Veterans Day on
November llth, Retired United States Marine Corps
Captain Burrel.E. Sumner spoke to Mr. Roger Williams'
eighth grade history classes.
Captain Sumner (pictured at left) was a Marine aviator
and flew many missions in World War II and the Korean
War. During his service to our country, he flew 7,125
hours, received the distinguished Flying Cross, three air
medals, and twelve other awards.
We thank Captain Sumner and ALL veterans that have
served to help preserve our country's freedoms.

Art Class News
Mrs. Webb's art stu-
dents have been experi-
menting with all kinds of
media, including graphite,
charcoal, and conte'. The
medium they are working
on right now is acrylic
paint. They've enjoyed
painting landscapes and
seascapes using acrylics as
they learn about the paint's
characteristics. Right now,
they are experimenting
with mixing colors to
achieve just the right hue
they desire to use in their
If you find yourself at
the superintendent's office,
check out the huge bulletin
board in the front office.
You'll find our very own
Altha art students' work
displayed there.
We're also proud to have
one of our student's designs
featured on our 2009
homecoming t-shirts. Let
us know what you think
about Amanda Boozer's
design -showing Altha
Wildcats shooting those
bulldogs all the way to the
stars! Be sure to buy one of
these original t-shirts that
will be for sale during

Thursday, Jan. 15, Girls
Weightlifting at Godby, 2
p.m.; 'Varsity Girls
Basketball vs. Wewa, 4:30
p.m.; ,JV/Varsity Boys
Basketball vs. Wewa,
6/7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 16, Varsity
Girls Basketball at
Blountstown, 4:30 p.m.;
JV/Varsity Boys Basketball
at 'Blountstown, 6/7:30



Jan. 16-17, Choral trip
to 'roy University
Monday, Jan. 19,
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day-No school

Tuesday, Jan. 20, Girls
Weightlifting vs. Arnold, 3
p.m.; Varsity Girls
Basketball vs. LCHS, 5
Thursday, Jan. 22,

rW ant to Learn to TDraw?
Art Classes Resuming for
the New Year
Beginner to Advanced
Children Age 8 to Adult
Come be a part and
experience the world of art!'
For information call
Tamaria Joyner
674-2633:or 674-5731

G.atewqy cChldcare

Celebrates Birthday

In January 1994, Gateway Baptist
Church of Blountstown opened its
Childcare Center for the
children of this community.
On Sunday, January 25th at
3:00 p.m. CST we are having a
party to celebrate our 15th birthday.
Everyone is invited to join us. If you
have ever been a Gateway Kid, teacher,
parent or grandparent you have a
special invitation.

Ethics scholarships are offered by

Better Business Bureau of NW FL

A total of nine high
school students will be
named as Better Business
Bureau (BBB) Student
Ethics Scholarship winners
and will receive $1,000
scholarships for their com-
mitment to ethical behavior
and personal integrity.
High school juniors and
seniors within BBB |north-
west Florida's service area
may apply for the scholar-
Local leaders from busi-
ness and academia will
,serve as judges and award
the scholarships based on
criteria including leader-
ship, community service,
academic achievement and
an essay response on build-

ing character.
The application dead-
line for all awards is March
27, 2009. Award recipients
will be recognized at a
series of luncheons to be
held in May.
For entry forms and sug-
gestions for completing an
entry or nomination for the
awards, please visit
ard or call 850.429.0002 or



Calhoun, Liberty
schools receive
'Ag in Classroom'
grant awards
More than 7,200. stu-
dents around Florida -
including several in Calhoun
and Liberty counties will
learn about using sugarcane
byproducts as an alternative
fuel, agriculture water use
and growing Florida vegeta-
bles, among other projects,
as part of the 36 teacher
grants Florida Agriculture in
the Classroom, Inc. is fund-
ing this school year.
The non-profit,
Gainesville-based organiza-
tion will provide more than
$29,000 for these projects.
Florida Agriculture in the
Classroom is funded solely
by sales of the agriculture
specialty license plate also
known as the "Ag Tag."
The teacher grant proj-
ects approved for Calhoun
and Liberty county school
districts are as follows:
"Planting for the Future"
- At-risk students in ninth
through twelfth grade at
Blountstown High School in
Calhoun County will learn
about healthy eating using
Florida commodities.
"ESE Classroom
Garden" Special needs stu-
dents in ninth through
twelfth grade at Liberty
County High School learn
See AG GRANTS, page 9



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Revival begins Sunday
at Victory HillPHC

Revival with Chad
Griggs will begin Sunday,
January 18, at 5:30 PM. at
Victory Hill Pentecostal
Holiness Church.
Nightly services, will
continue through Thursday,
January 22, beginning at
7:00 EM. each night.
For further information,
contact Pastor Dewayne
Tolbert at 674-8022.
Victory Hill is located
Highway 71, north of
Blountstown on Ashley
Shiver Road.

St. Mary's MBC to
host choir celebration

The Sanctuary Choir of
St. Mary's MBC will be
celebrating our 7th Choir
Anniversary on January
24h & 25th. The services
are as follows:
24th 6:30 p.m.,
Musical Program: All local
soloists; choirs and praise
teams are cordially invited
to participate.
25th 3:00 p.m., Rev.
Mark Redmond and the
New Hope Church Family
of Lynn Haven, will be our
special guests:;
Please come out and
help us lift the name of the
Lord., Pastor Dr. C.L.
"When Praises Go Up
Blessings Come Down".

On Fire Ministries
program Saturday

On Fire Ministries will
be having it's monthly pro-
gram Saturday, January
17, at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at St.
Paul AME at 16076 SE
River St., Rev. David
Rhone, Sr., pastor.
The theme for January
is "IN DA HOUSE". The
youth will be celebrating
"Friends and Family night.
EcJ$ child has been asked
"to invite three friends or
family members to thd'rrb-
'The youth will be
singing, praise dancing,
performing skits, and just

simply getting their praise
We will be practicing all
week at 5:00 p.m. at St.
Paul AME. If your group
or individual would like to
participate, please call
Karen at 850-693-5151 or
the church at 674-8706.
Refreshments will be
served after the program.

Evangelist to speak
at Macedonia Baptist

Everyone is invited to
Evangelistic Services at
Macedonia's First Baptist
Church on January 29th -
February 1st with
Evangelist, Sean Obergfell
Services will begin at
6:30 p.m. On Saturday a
youth service will be held
at 10:00 a.m. Sunday serv-
ices will be at 11:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m.
SInvite your friends, fam-
ily, neighbors, co-workers,

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A Thought

to Remember
It's not a
S choice most
people like
to think
about, but
the selection
S of a funeral
Tim Adams home is a] key decision
for a family
i n
bereavement.Nothing can.
erase the loss of a loved
one, but it eases the burden
when the arrangements are
carried out by people who
are sensitive to your needs
and concerns.
We invite you to learn
more about the thoughtful
advantages of pre-planning
and funding the funeral
service. In quiet privacy we
shall be pleased to provide
informed counsel and
attentive answers concerning
Any discussion is in the
strictest of confidence and.
under no obligation.

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school friends, in-laws, etc.
The church is located at
20300 NE Macedonia
Road, Blountstown. Call
Pastor Wood at 674-3397
or 674-5111 for more infor-

Gospel sing Jan. 17,
Abe Springs Baptist

The ladies auxiliary of
the Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be having a
Gospel Sing on Saturday,
January 17th. The sing
will start at 6:30 p.m., and
will feature local talent. If
you like to sing or listen to
gospel music, please come
and be a part of this.
The church is located at
13913 SW County Road
275. Everyone is cordially
invited. For more informa-
tion, please call Ruth at
674-4633 or Betty at 674-

Jehovah's Witnesses
Assembly Day Jan. 18

Alan Flowers, a repre-
sentative of the
Watchtower and Bible
Tract Society will be a fea-
tured speaker at the
upcoming Special
Assembly Day of Jehovah's
Witnesses on January 18.
The theme of the special
assembly is "Keep
Watching the Ministry...,

That you Fulfill It," based
on Colossians 4:17.
Flowers will Discuss 2
Corinthians 6:1-10 verse
by verse, in the talk "How
We Recommend Ourselves
as Ministers." His second
discourse in the afternoon
will be on the theme
"Highly Esteem Your
Billy Nichols will have
an encouraging part on how
as Christians we can over-
come the challenges we
face today. Then the talk
"Cultivate What you Have
Planted will highlight how
we can truly help those
who are in need of spiritual
The program will bring
encouragement and insight
by helping all how we can
make sure that other inter-
ests and activities do not
overshadow what Jehovah
has entrusted to us, our
sacred ministry. Scriptural
encouragement provided
by this Ispecial assembly
day program should help us
all to appreciate what we
need to do to maintain the
right focus in these critical
days. The public is invited
to his encouraging pro-
gram. The program starts
at 9:55 on Sunday, January
18 at the Marina Civic
Center in downtown
Panama City.
No admission and no
collections are taken.

Deadline Monday Noon
e w Email

Mr. Carl Edwin Hall,
79, of Blountstown, passed
away Monday night,
January 12, 2009, in
Dothan, Alabama.
Carl was born on August
2, 1929, in Blountstown
and had lived here all of his
life. He was owner and
operator of Carl's Barber
Shop:in Blountstown for 27
years, worked at C.C..
Corbin Hardware in
Blountstown from 1976
until 1981, then worked as
a truck driver at Chevron
Oil Bulk Plant in
Blountstown for 10 years.
Carl was a member of the
Blountstown United
Methodist Church in
Blountstown. He was a
veteran of the Korean
Conflict serving in the
United States Army.
He was preceded in
death by. his parents, John
M. Hall and Dora Jane
Parrish Hall; brother, John
E. Hall;- sister, Annie
Margarette Hall.
Survivors include his
wife, Bonnie Hall, of
Blountstown; one son,
Steve Carl Hall, and his
wife, Melissa, of Marianna;
two daughters, Peggy
Diane Hall of Jacksonville,
Jane Elizabeth Mills and
her husband, Britt, of

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God's Appointment,
A Ruler
Psalm 8:6
Do we really grasp the
width and depth of our spir-
itual appointment and at
the same time keep an
appropriate humility. Man
is made a little lower than
heavenly beings and is
called ruler. That's a rather
heady distinction, tempting
us to an arrogance that
results in abuse of the
divinely created, by each
one of us. The glory and
praise may begin to be
directed toward ourselves
rather than God.
There seems to be. no
exclusion of the things we
are to have under our feet.
We may find ourselves
thinking that, perhaps after
all, we do own everything
around us.
It's all the more essential
then, that we keep our
vision clear. God has indeed
given us this astounding
task with its unfathomed
rewards. But the balance of
trust and understanding is
maintained only when we
come full circle and con-
clude the whole matter with
the ultimate declaration, "O
Lord, our Lord, how majes-
tic is your name in all the
earth" Psalm 8:1. Not ours,
no! Yours Lord, only yours.

Ag grants-
about Florida agriculture by
planting commodities in
Earth Boxes.
"How Does Your Garden
Grow?" Kindergarteners
at Liberty Early Learning
Center in Liberty County
will learn where their food
comes from by planting a
container garden and listen-
ing to an agriculture indus-
try speaker.
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SrChurch Directoa0
For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041

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

Blountstown First

Assembly 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

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

l15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00AM 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
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon ,

Chrisian Home Free Wll Baptist Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424

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

Ron Burger, Pastor
email: *
Come Be Our Guest!

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 11:00AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday -. 10 AM

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

Jacksonville; one sister,
Mildred Strawn, of
Blountstown; sister-in-law,
Shirley Hall, of Dothan;
three grandchildren,
Benjamin Hall of
Marianna, David Mills and
Hannah Mills, both of
Funeral services will be
held Thursday, January 15,
at 10 a.m. at the
Blountstown United
Methodist Church with
Rev. Steve Warren and
Rev. Charles Smith officiat-
ing. Interment will follow
in the Nettle Ridge
Cemetery. The family will
receive friends Wednesday,-
Jan. 14, from 5 until 7 p.m.
at Peavy Funeral Home.
The family requests no
flowers. Contributions may
be made to the Gideon
International Memorial
Bible, EPO. Box '765,
Blountstown, FL. 32424,
Methodist Church
Children's Home, EO. Box
830, Selma, AL' 367Q2-
0830, or Blountstown
United Methodist Churchl
Memorial Fund, PO. Box
299, Blountstown, FL
All arrangements are
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home, ph. 850-



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For information on listing

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Telephone: 674-8254

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Lookingfor a great career? Open enrollment underway for..

Workforce programs at Chipola


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College offers a number of
Workforce Development
programs to prepare stu-
dents for good-paying jobs
in the area. Many pro-
grams feature open-enroll-
ment which allows students
to enroll whenever the col-
lege is in session.
Students are encour-
aged to complete the regis-
tration process immediate-
ly and to call the program
instructor for a seat in the
Cosmetology and
Automotive Technology
programs usually fill to
capacity with waiting lists.
Many other programs fea-
ture open-enrollment
which allows students to
enroll whenever the college
is in session.
Bud Riviere, Dean of
Workforce Development
programs, says, "All pro-
grams offer valuable indus-
try certification thoughout
the program and upon
completion which will
enhance employment and
career advancement.
Placement rates for all
workforce programs are

All programs are
equipped with the latest
technology and equipment
which assures students of
realistic training according
to industry standards.
The college is offering a
compressed schedule this
Spring with classes
Monday through Thursday
from 7:30 am to 3:30 p.m.'
The new four-day schedule
should help students save

on fuel costs and allow stu-
dents to work on Fridays.
The college offers a
number of Workforce
Development Certificate
programs, including:
Automotive' Service
Technology, Certified
Nursing Assistant (CNA),
Computer Systems
Technology, Correctional
Officer, Cosmetology,
Cross-Over Corrections to

Law Enforcement, Cross-
Over Law Enforcement to
Corrections, Electronic
Technology, Firefighter II,
Law Enforcement Officer,
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2 bedroom mobile home, hice
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


3 bedroom, 2 bath house,
CHA, very clean, 1/2 acre lot, 3
miles north Hwy 69, good
neighborhood. $650/mo, $500
deposit. Call 674-5921 or 447-


Fish for stocking your pond or
lake. Coppernose bluegill,
shellcracker,channel catfish,
mosquitofish, and grass carp.
Call 850-547-2215.

Full Time Position
First Baptist Church, Blountstown, is seeking to fill
the full time position of Church Secretary. Applicants
must be self motivated with the ability to multi-task
and possess good computer and people skills. A
bookkeeping background is also preferred.
Interested individuals should submit resumes
and/or applications to
First Baptist Church
Attn: Personnel Committee
16693 SE Pear Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424
or fax to 850-674-1811
Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 4, 2009

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Member Services Office Clerk
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office. Good clerical and computer skills necessary.
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The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking Licensed General Building
or Residential Contractors to perform minor building
and insulation repairs on homes
for the Calhoun County Weatherization Assistance

* General Liability Insurance (limits no less than
$300,000 per occurrence)

*Workers Compensation Insurance or an exemption
for all employees

* Pollution Occurrence Insurance (May be obtained
through Calhoun County Weatherization Assistance
Program for a fee of $500)

For details please contact,
Dan Clemons
at the Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 Central Ave. E., Room 309
Blountstown, FL 32424
(850) 674-2571
Jan. 15, 22, 2009

Legal Notice
File Number: PRO8-65-PR
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administra-
tion of the Estate of JOHN THOMAS
CASTLEBERRY, File Number PR08-65PR
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
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 rust 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

Legal Notice
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 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 30th day of December, 2008.
Kevin Thon
P.O. Box 759
Nixa, MO 65714
(850) 674-5481

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The County Record, JANUARY 14, 2009, Page 12

Calhoun CountyB

Commision inute



The meeting was called
to order by Deputy Hires.
Prayer and pledge of alle-
giance to the flag was led by
Chairman Wyrick.
The Planning
Commission met at 4:00
RM. and discussed the
Local Planning 5-year
Capital Improvements,
school concurrency plan,
the 5-year Comp Plan and
new proposed elements.
At this time the Board
held a Public Hearing to
discuss the Local Planning
5-Year Comp Plan and new
proposed element.
Chairman Wyrick asked for
public comment and there
was none. After discussion,
a motion was made by
Commissioner Wise, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to
transmit to the Department
of Community Affairs
(DCA) the 5-Year Comp
Plan and new proposed ele-

Clerk Attaway present-
ed to the Board the NRCS
EWP Tropical Storm Fay
Projects, Assurances
Relating to Real Property
Acquisition for approval
and execution.
1. Camp Heard
Road and Pippin Branch
2. 11th Street and
Sutton Creek
3. Flanders Grade
4. ITrkey Pen Pond

After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Wise and carried to
approve and execute the
'NRCS EWP Tropical
Storm Fay Projects for
Assurances Relating to
Real Property Acquisition.
Clerk Attaway present-
ed to the Board an e-mail
from the Division of
Emergency Management
(DEM) stating that
Calhoun County has
received funding from
FEMA for the Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program
(HMGP) Chipola Street
Stormwater Drainage
Project, Phase II.
Phase II Funding
Federal Share -
Local share $224,709
COST $898,837

Clerk Attaway asked the
Board to approve Mr.
O'Bryan's request to take
annual leave to be effective
January 5-9, 2009. After
discussion, the Board
agreed by consensus to
grant Mr. O'Bryan's
request for annual leave.

Attorney Fuqua stated
that he received a letter
from Richard Benton,
Attorney representing
Jamie and Megan Stone
regarding improvements to
Lee Farm Road. Attorney
Fuqua asked the Board to
appoint a committee con-
sisting of Jamie and Megan
Stone, Chairman Wyrick,
Don A. O'Bryan and
Maxie Waldorff to discuss
this issue and report back
to the Board.

S Mr. Fleck presented to
the Board for approval and
.execution the URS
Corporation Southern
Flatwoods Salamander
Survey for Calhoun County
at the Calhoun County
Airport. After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Wise, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Miller and carried to
approve and execute the
Flatwoods Salamander
Mr. Fleck stated that
they had received from the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) the Wetland
Resource Permit for the
construction of a new run-
way and access road at the
Calhoun County Airport.

Mr. Hill presented to the
Board for approval and
execution the Florida
Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency
Medical Services (EMS)
Grant Award Application
for $3,844.00. After dis-
cussion, a motion was made
by Commissioner Miller,
seconded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to
approve and execute the
EMS Grant Award
Mr. Hill presented to the
Board for approval and
execution Resolution 2008-
17. Board of County
Commissioner, Calhoun
County, Florida requests
the State of Florida,
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services,
Bureau of Emergency
Medical Services award
the Board of County
Commissioners, Calhoun
County, Florida the EMS
Grant of $3,844.00. After
discussion, a motion was
made by Commissioner
Grant, seconded by
Commissioner Miller and
carried to approve and exe-
cution Resolution 2008-17.

Mr. Willis discussed with
the Board the drainage on
his property. He requested
that the County fill the

ditch in on his property. He
asked the Commissioners
to review the Chipola Road
Stormwater Drainage
Project before proceeding
with the project
Mr. Willis stated that
the County could go on his
property to fill the ditch in.
Attorney Fuqua recom-
mended that the Board
acquire an easement or a
license before doing work
on his property.

Clerk Attaway present-
ed to the Board for
approval the Affordable
Housing Advisory
Committee (AHCA)
report. After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Grant, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Miller and carried to accept
the Affordable Housing
Advisory Committee
Report (AHCA) and to dis-
solve the AHCA
Committee as it is no longer
required for Calhoun
The December 2, 2008
minutes were approval as

Commissioner Pickron
stated that he would like to
discuss the structure of gov-
ernment at the January 13,
2008 workshop.

Commissioner Miller
presented to the Board an
aerial photo of 20 acres of
land on Miller Road and
Lake McKenzie
Boulevard. Commissioner
Miller stated that Jack
White owns this property
and he is willing to give the
county a clear deed on five
acres for a Library and
Community Center. He
stated that Mr. White will
also give the County first
option to purchase the
remaining 15 acres for half
of the appraised value. He
asked that Clerk Attaway
apply for a grant for a
building on the 5 acres.
Clerk Attaway stated
that there is a grant for
$600,000 that can be used
to erect the building. The
Grant is through the
Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) and DEP will send
a contract on the grant if
the County is interested.
After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to
move forward with the
deed on the 5 acres and the
contract for an option to
purchase the remaining 15
acres and for Chairman
Wyrick to execute the con-
tract for the grant with the
Department of
Environmental Protection
There being no further
business, the Board did


Workforce continued

in Science (AS) degrees
which provide professional
training associated with
specific careers. These
include: Computer
Engineering Technology,
Computer Electronics,
Network Support,
Computer Programming,
Computer Information
Technology, Criminal
Justice Technology,
Culinary Management,
Early Childhood
Education, Electronics
Engineering Technology,
Fire Science
Technology, Network
Services Technology,
Nursing (RN and LPN),
Recreation Technology and
Engineering Technology.
Two Associate in
Applied Science programs
in Electronic Engineering
Technology and
Engineering Technology
are available.

Three College Credit
Certificate programs are
available in Child Care
Center Management,
Emergency Medical
Technician .(EMT) and
A variety of continuing
education programs are
available on campus in
areas ranging from Child
Care to Real Estate.
Through partnerships with and,
the college offers open
enrollment, online courses
in courses like health care,
internet graphics/web
design, business, law and

For information about
college programs, call 526-
2761, or visit www.chipo-

Thanks continued-

Thank you, Shorty
Donaldson and Mike
Bailes, Doug and Myra
Goodman, Melinda and
Kyle, Melodie and
Melinda, Ruth, Gay and
Gene, Terry, Doris
Featherstone, Blountstown
Elementary School,
Blountstown Middle School
and to everyone in Port St.
Joe and Mexico Beach that

To my friends and co-
workers at Parthenon,
thank you, because of
friends like you it made it a
little bit easier.

My many thanks go out
to my family for being there
for me. May God bless
each and everyone of you.

Nancy Holt, Michael &

Celtic Crossroads coming

to Chipola on January 26

Chipola College Artist
Series presents "The
Music at the Crossroads"
performed by Celtic
Crossroads, Jan. 26, in the
college theater.
Individual tickets-$12
for adults and $8 for ages
18 and under-are on sale
in the Chipola Business
Celtic Crossroads is crit-
ically-acclaimed as one of
the best live music concerts
to come from Ireland in
over 20 years.
This magical display of
music incorporates seven
world-class musicians, who
play'an array of both tradi-

tional and non-traditional
instruments on stage.
Joined by a pair of dancers,
they create a truly incredi-
ble and unforgettable musi-
cal experience. Because
much of the world's music'
was influenced by tradition-
al Irish music, the show
mixes in other genres such
as Classical, Gypsy, Jazz,
and American Bluegrass.
The final event of the
2009 Artist Series is classi-
cal pianist, Christine
Yoshikawa on March 24.
The Canadian pianist has
enjoyed a multi-faceted
international career per-
forming as soloist with
orchestras, recitalist, cham-

ber musician, and teaching
masterclasses throughout
North America, Europe,
and Asia and at Chipola
The Chipola Artist
Series is funded through
Chipola's Performing Arts
Fund, with grants from the
National Endowment for
the Arts, the Southern Arts
Federation, the Florida
Division of Cultural Affairs,
the Chipola Regional Arts
Association and corporate
For more information,
contact Joan Stadsklev at
850-718-2301 or stad-

Looking Back At 2008

~Coninued from last week-

The community truly pulled together to support Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in
2008. Above, representatives from Preble-Rish Engineering present an $8000

donation to hospital officia

m An Altha toddler
remained in the pedi-
atric intensive care unit
at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital after being
kicked by a horse.
Christian Hupp, the
three-year-old son of
David and Amanda
(Bodiford) Hupp of
Altha, was reportedly
playing outside his
grandparents' Altha
home around mid-after-
noon when he slipped
into a horse pen on the
property. A short time
later, a horse kicked him
in the chest and
abdomen area.
The Blountstown
Police Department/
Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office tracking
team captured third
place honors when they
competed in the
Southeastern States
Manhunt Competition.
The event was held at
Blackwater State Forest
in Munson, FL. The
team included Sgt. Fred
Tanner, Maj. Rodney
Smith, and Lt. Michael
Bryant, along with K-9
trackers, Bud and
m A man's persist-
ence about having his
provisional ballot count-
ed in the primary elec-
tion led to his arrest for
violating voting laws.
Joey Harold Bright, 41,
was charged with casting
more than one ballot in
an election and voting in
person after casting an
absentee ballot.
The Blountstown
Fire Department held a
dedication ceremony for
their new fire truck
known as Engine 1.
Shirley Bateman

was honored with the
American Cancer
Society Courage Award
and Lila Davis received
the Hope Award.
Ryan Baker, a 2008
graduate of Blountstown
High School, was pre-
sented with his state
championship ring in
weightlifting before kick-
off at a Tiger football
game. Baker captured
the state title in the 219
lb. class back in the
spring. He won with a
375 lb. bench press and
300 lb. clean and jerk for
a 675 total. Ryan is now
playing football for
Louisiana State
m Little Miss Altha
Makayla Braxton, Little
Miss Calhoun County
Katrina Miles,Miss
Calhoun County Jennifer
DeVuyst and Miss Altha
Kayla Yon competed at
the National Peanut
Festival Pageant in
Engineering presented
an $8000 donaton to
Hospital. Later in the
month, Mr. Elbert
Shelton, a local retired
businessman, presented
the hospital a check for
The 22nd Annual
Goat Day festival was
held at Sam Atkins Park.
a Marine Ty
Edwards, a native of
Blountstown, was criti-
cally wounded in an
attack in Afghanistan.
The following month,
President George Bush
paid a visit to his hospital
room and presented him
the Purple Heart Award.
A man suspected of
being involved in a
Jackson County murder
was apprehended in

Altha. James Donovan
Cook III, 22, of, Sneads,
was charged with being a
principle to homicide in
the death of Thadius
Rhian Garrett who was
found with multiple gun-
shot wounds.
SA record 73% of
registered voters turned
out to cast their ballots in
the general election.
m The late County
Commissioner Jim
Pickron was remem-
bered at a ceremony in
his honor. County Road
10 was dedicated to
Pickron who worked
tirelessly to get this
stretch of highway
Three Altha resi-
dents were charged in
connection with the mur-
der of Vishnukumar
"Vish" Patel, the owner
of Sylvia's Grocery in
Fountain. Nicholas
Tyrone Lee, 19, Amy
Beth Cucco, 24, and
Joshua Robert Sourbeck,
20, were all arrested in
the case.
New school superin-
tendent Tommy
McClellan, along with
School Board members,
Danny Ryals (district 1)
and Kenneth Speights
(district 4) took their
oath of office. County
commissioners, Harold
Pickron (district 5) and
Don Miller (district 3)
were also sworn in.
A variety of
Christmas events were
held across the county.
A local voman was
behind bars accused of
attempting to rob
Regions Bank. Diane
Perry, 69, was charged
with aggravated assault
and attempted armed

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