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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: County record
Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: July 22, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Calhoun -- Blountstown
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 46, no. 13 (Dec. 12, 1952).
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009 M 102nd Year, No. 47 E BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 M 50 CENTS (Including Tax)






time up
News Editor
Citizens planning to
attend School Board meet-
ings will have to arrive an
hour earlier.
At last Tuesday night's
meeting, Danny Ryals (dis-
trict 1) made the motion, it
was seconded by Tim
Smith (district 3) and
passed with a 4-1 vote to
change the meeting time
from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Danriy Hassig (district 5)
cast the vote against the
The decision was made
to move the meeting time
so School Board Attorney-
David House could be
available for the entire
meeting and.still make the
City Council meeting at. 6-
p.m. the same evening.,
"We don't need to
organize around ourselves,
See SCHOOL BOARD, page 11 .

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year old Bradley
Harvell shot and
killed Octavius
Barnes after he
forced his way
into his home,
dressed like a
ninja, and stole
his cash. Harvell
is shown here
(left) talking with
former Liberty Co.
Sheriff Harrell
Wood Revell.

'N Slide owner

kills armed robber

News Editor
S. An armed robber
wound up on the wrong
eend of a gun Sunday
night in Liberty County
when he allegedly forced
his way into the home of
82-year-old Bradley
Harvell and attempted
i to take all his money.
Octavius. Barnes, 23,
:accused of home invasion
and armed robbery, died
f from two gunshot
According to the
Liberty County Sheriff's
Office,' Harvell, who
owns the Slip 'N Slide
1i bar at 20279 CR 333 in
Bristol, was at his home
I adjacent to the business
around 9 p.m. when he
heard a knock at his
front door. He yelled.
"Who is it?" and no one
responded. Harvell then
opened the door and saw
s' a black male dressed like
a ninja with black cloth-

ing and a blue bandanna
covering his face from
the nose down. Harvell
attempted to slam the
door, but the suspect,
later identified as
Barnes, pushed it open,
striking Harvell on his
left forearm with a stun
gun. Harvell began back-
ing up until he reached
his bed in the living
room. Barnes then
demanded Harvell give

him his money.
"I- pulled my billfold'
out and gave him half of
it and he said, 'No, I
want all of it,'" Harvell
tells The County Record.
Harvell handed the'
rest of the cash in his
wallet to Barnes who
paused a minute and
said, "You've got more
money 'here than that,"
then allegedly pointed a
small black gun at him.
Harvell reached down
beside his bed and dug
around in a cardboard
box where he keeps his
medicine, appearing as if
he was pulling out some
more money. Instead, he.
came back up with a
.357 Smith and Wesson.
"I didn't waste no
time," says Harvell. "I
shot him one time in the
chest and one time in the
Harvell immediately
called 911. Deputy Carol
Marotta responded and
found Barnes face up on



man creating

Video Game'
News Editor
If you have a teenager at home.
there's no doubt you've heard of
the movie Twilight based on the,
-best selling book series by
Stephenie Meyer. And. if you're a
grownup who accompanied your.
kids to the theatre when the movie
came out last year, there's a gobd
'chance you got "hooked on this'
,incredible storyline featuring the,
lovely nbw girl in town, Bella, and
the 'fair skinned family of vam-
pires, the Cullens.
Blountstown's own Brandon
Gardner is a self-proclaimed
"huge Twilight fan" who is' com-
bining his fascination for the movie
with his technology skills to create
a new video game based on the
Twilight universe.
,Gardner, 26, is currently pursu-
ing a degree' in Game Software
Development from Westwood
College Online wherehe has regu-
larly made the, Dean's List. He
also studies with'the International

Game Developers Association and
is ,part owner of Brainjunk
Studios, serving as game director
and lead programmer on the
Twilight project. Although the cre-
ation of this game is being done by
*a group of volunteers as he works
to earn his degree, Gardner hopes
to. see it land on the market for
fans to purchase, after he pr-esents
it to Summit Entertainment for,
When'the movie came out on
*DVD, Gardner was nmediately
hooked. "I read all four books over
the.course of a week, and I was so
deeply immersed in the characters
and story," he. remarked in "a
Recent interview. "I would have to
say that Breaking Dawn' is my
favorite book in the entire saga."
See TWIUGHT, page 11

the floor. He was pro-
nounced dead on the.
scene. Harvell was sit-
ting upright on the floor
with a large television on
his right leg.
Dep. .Marotta recov-
ered a hand held Taser
stun gun, a black plastic
cap gun, and a .357
Smith and Wesson. All
items were turned over
to the Florida
Department of Law-
Enforcement's Crime
Back at the Slip 'N
Slide Monday, Harvell's
phone was ringing all
morning with folks call-
ing to check on him.
"I've never seen him
before," Harvell says of
Barnes, "but he scared
the hell out of me."
Harvell points out
there was no car found
outside his house, but he
and others at the store
speculate there was a
See SHOOTING, page 2


arrested for

stealing from

former client

News Editor
A babysitter was arrested -last
Wednesday for allegedly stealing
from one of her former clients.
Jessica Mayo has been charged
with grand theft arid dealing in stolen
According to the Blountstown
Police Department, Lisa Suzette
Benditt, 44, contacted their office in
September to report a series of odd
incidents at her Blountstown home
that had been occurring over a three-
month period. The woman said her
family was in South Florida in July
and someone removed a package of
toilet paper and soap from her house.
A few weeks later, Benditt says she
was in her bedroom on two separate
occasions when she heard footsteps
in the house, but found no one when
she checked around the home. At
one point, a glass pane was broken
out of a window on the family's back
During the interview with author-
See BABYSITrER, page 11

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News Editor

A Calhoun County
native and
police officer
is facing sev-
eral charges
in South
after' being
accused ofa BOO a SM RE
his stepdaughter.
A warrant has been
issued for the arrest of Bold
Sizemore, 50, of
Bainbridge, GA, on charge,
of rape, aggravated sexual
battery, and child molesta-
tion. Sizemore has been
employed with the
Chattahoochee Police
Department since
November; but was fired
Saturday after the case
came to light.
According to the
SDecatur County Sheriff's
Office, Sizemore's 13-year-
old stepdaughter was at
home with him during the
evening hours Friday while
her mother was working. In
- the early, morning hours on
Saturday, the girl told her
mother Sizemore had
molested her. The mother
contacted a deputy who is a
family friend and then
made her husband leave
their residence. Sizemore
went to the Jameson Inn in
Bainbridge at 3 a.m. and,
around midday Saturday,
began making threats to kill
The Sheriff's Office
responded to the Jameson
Inn and hotel guests were
evacuated. Due to
Sizemore's law *enforce-
-ment training and the belief
that he had weapons, the
SWAT team was called in
to assist.
"I also called the
Chattahoochee police chief
because I didn't know
[Sizemore] and I was going
to have to negotiate with *
him," Major Wendell Cofer
See SIZEMORE,, page 2


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The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 2


Chamber promoting Industrial

FHP seeking Good Samaritan Park as cradle for new industry
to help identify thief at crash _______ _

The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a Good
:Samaritan who, troopers believe, may be able to help iden-
,tify a thief. On July 4, 2009, a crash took place on
interstate 10 in Gadsden County near the westbound on-
,ramp from US Highway 90.
The crash involved a couple from Georgia. They were
driving a white 1997 Ford pick-up truck that collided with
:a silver 2003 Tobyota car and resulted in several injuries. A
:Good Samaritan stopped to assist the parties involved in
:the crash, and the Florida 'Highway Patrol believes he may
'have valuable information that will help troopers solve an
SThe Georgia couple had secured a large amount of cash
'from their business in a locked box. They believe someone
stole the cash during the time that Emergency Medical
Services tended to those involved in the crash.
The couple reported the missing money to emergency
workers prior to the Patrol's arrival to the crash scene.
Troopers are hopeful that the Good Samaritan may be
able to identify the thief. .
Individuals at the crash scene described the' Good
Samaritan as a black male, 5'10" tall and 135-140 pounds
with a dark complexion and gold teeth. He was last seen
wearing purple pants, a white shirt and a blue hat. He is
credited with providing aid to the injured before the arrival
of E.M.S. workers and assisting them with identifying
injured personnel. FHP is asking anyone with any irifor-
mation regarding the Good Samaritan or the crash to call
Chief Kevin Guidry with the Bureau of Investigations at
;(850) 616-2331. .

Better Business Bureau warns

of door-to-door security scant

850 Magazine
The I-10 corridor of
Northwest Florida is main-
ly known for its small-town
mindset and lack of interest
in the international busi-
ness scene. But, if certain
determined leaders in the
area have their way, that's
all about to change.
In an economy that
spares no one its wrath,
Florida's rural counties are
poised to suffer long-term
.consequences if they don't
find a way to make them-
selves more economically
diverse and bring a new
mindset for industry into
the mix.
With an unemployment
rate expected to rise from
its current high of 8 per-
cent, with many counties at
or near their ad valorem
tax caps and ho prospects
for new revenues, central
Northwest Florida commu-
nities are scrambling to
stem the tide ,of economic
For' economists and
development specialists,
the path out is plainly clear:

Terry is heading th
ism efforts in Calhou
and, like other lead
area, believes this
movement begins
Calhoun Industrial P

Historically, it's
"every man for h
attitude in terms
nomic politics in t
points out Marti
former executive
Calhoun County C
of Commerce. .
* What regional
had to !realize, sl
was that, everyone
,region benefits fro

ness growth, in terms of
spillover housing, shopping,
transportation and more.
But knowing and doing can
be two entirely different
things. "Historically, it's so
competitive in rural areas,"
she explains. "That's really
difficult to do working
together as a region to see
benefits as a region."
There are also myriad
business challenges native
ly Halley to rural communities.
e revital- While the region has plenty
in County of, many
ers in the of the other necessary parts
forward such as civil infrastruc-
th ture are lacking,
with the explains 'Kristy Halley
Dark. Terry, executive director of
T HOLSTEIN the Calhoun Chamber.
Enter Gov. Jeb Bush.
His Rural : Economic
been an ''Development Catalyst
himself", Project,. funded and man-
of eco- aged through Enterprise
he area, Florida, set out in 2004 to
Vickery, identify'the rural areas in
at the Florida that were of critical
Chamber economic concern.' Once
identified, three Rural
leaders Areas of Critical Economic
he, says, Concern- (RACEC) were
e in the encouraged to work togeth-
)m busi- er to produce shovel-ready

sites suitable for domestic
and international market-
ing efforts to the business
State funding has helped
these rural markets per-
form economic research,
site selection and market-
ing to lure private business
into their midst for tomor-
row's economic growth.
The end goal was to
spur economic develop-
ment through industries
offering high-wage jobs and
capital investment. But
extensive buy-in was a key
component. .
Terry talks about what
spurred these leaders to
action: "We have lots of
timber and construction
businesses (in the, area).
When mills shut down, it
affects those loggers in the
forest, and the people who
transport the product; but
it'also. affects the gas sta-
tions where they fill up, and
others who help them get
from point A to point B."
A shared vision
The Northwest
See INDUSTRIAL PK., page 11

Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning con- 0
summers to be wary of salesmen who are going door-to-door _
, Consumers have alerted BBB that salesmen identifying .
'themsplvesas being from Safeguard America are distribut- .
ling fliers offering a free security system 'for. homeowners,, ty
g homeowners, Sheriff's Office tells The The Chattahoochee
ciamuing they can save up to 25 percent on their homeown- County Record. "I didn't Police Department issued an
ers' insurance. C
know what he would statement Monday advising
The fliers cite a Mississippi address, but according to thepd ement mona ha in
the U.S."Postal Service, the address is that of an apart- respond to.e that Sizemore has been ter-
Major Cofer made con- minated. Prior to his
meant complex, not business. tact with Sizemore by employment. in ''
The fliers and the business' Web site include BBB's oldt ithSino mom
g and claim that Safeguard America is a BBB phone and he surrendered Chattahoochee, Sizemore
:logo and'claim that Safeguard Americar s a BBB
"Member." Hwever,they are not aBBBAccredited about 20 minutes later, worked as a correctional
Membe However, they are not a BBB Accredted "We could not interview officer with the Florida
:Business. Salesmen are also citing a Florida license from h de to his mdi con Derme rFCorions
:the Departmebt o Busf ahim due to his medical con- Department of Corrections
the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; edition at the time,", says fron'.August 2007 to July
however that license expired in 2004. Major Cofer. 2008. He was an officer
Another DBPR license, improperly displayed on the Sizemore had a personal with" the', Bl untstown
(flier, is issued to a David Roman for Security Systems Inc, handgun in his possession Police Department from
:DBA Safeguard America. David Roman is also the presi-
dent of Safe Home Security, Inc.', :a "Connecticut-based' when he was apprehended. O 1982 to Nov. 1992.
business with an F eating from your BBB because of the He was taken to an area A video of him being Bob Sizemore (center) is led away fromthe Jameson
number of complaints filed against the business, a failure to hospital, then transferred to apprehended can be seen at Inn in Bainbridge by law enforcement officials Saturday.
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the business has taken to resolve complaints.

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driver .involved who Formerly of Sanford, he .
dropped Barnes off Sunday served three years in state e
,night, then fled. prison on burglary. and -
hCol. Brigham Shuler of grand theft charges. He was T1 .ut
ithe LCSO-remarks, "That's 'released' fr6m Brevard 'TIUY
tan: investigative, question Correctional Institution in FORD
that' will have to. be November 2007.' "
[resolved."' .Although law' enforce-5
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July 11:-Ellen Buckhalt-Roberts, failure to appear; Steve Holley, viola- BAY BAY ,
lion of county ordinance 09-2006; Gerald Webb, domestic battery P rice Pricel
July 13: Jacqueline Howard, VOCP
July 14: Justin Himes, VOSP; Chris LaFollette, VOSP; Frank Rowe, 6at-"Ps TaxTa&
,tery; Keith A. Burke, VOPI
July 15: Jessica Mayo, grand theft, dealing In stolen properly; John
Smiley, VOSP; Heather McClellan, VOSP"L
July 16: Santana Howell, disorderly intoxication; Henry Channnell, -
poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana, paraphernalia; Gregory Bess, DWLSR
July 17: Bobbie Jo Henley, DWLSR w/knowlepdge MERCUR Y'..
July 18: Steven McLendon, affray;"Jared Lipford, 'affray & battery GRAND MARQUIS
July 14: Christy Sampson, VOP; William Chase Cox, criminal mis- .et 1 89 9 5
chief, simple battery; Craig Durden, passing worthless checks Fully Equipped
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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 ariissue.

- C lommmr.7

Johnny Tummenelle and Casey McLendon

McLendon will wed

TummnenelleOct. 10

Casey McLendon
and Johnny
'ITmmenelle, along with
their parents and son,
Ryan, announce their.,
engagement and
upcoming marriage.,
The bride's parents
are Randy McLendon
of the Glory Hill
Community and Susan
and Kenny Walden of
Clarksville. The groom's
parents include John
and Amy Tubmmenelle

of Chipley and Jennifer
Tummenelle of
The wedding will be
held October 10, 2009,
at 5 p.m. CST in front of
the El Governor Motel
on Mexico Beach. A
reception will be held
immediately following
the, ceremony at the
same location.
All friends and family
are invited to attend .

The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 3

Sapp, Alday are married in

Sharon Bogan and
Cindy Frank of
Cassleberry, Fla., announce.
the marriage of their daugh-
ter, Jennifer Leigh Sapp 'of
Clarksville, to Thomas Neil
Alday, son of Lee and
Diana Alday of Altha. The
couple were united in mar-
riage on Saturday, July 4,
2009, in Apopka, Fla.
Family and friends are
invited to a reception in
honor of the couple's mar-.
riage on Sunday, August 2,
at 4:00 p.m. at Troy and

56th Montford
family reunion
is Saturday
All family and friends of
the Montford Family are
cordially invited to attend
the 56th Montford Family
Reunion on Saturday, July
25, at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center in Blountstowfi.
Visit with us from 11:00
12:00 (CST) and eat
lunch at 12:30 (CST).
Bring your favorite dishes to
share with everyone.
Napkins, plates, utensils,
cups, and beverages will be
provided. See you there!
Wilson reunion,
September 4-6

., Are YOU living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone 'Over The 2009 Scott-Mathis-
Syndrome)? Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and Wilson Family Reunion will
overdrawn? Hopeless and you don't know. where to start? be celebrated during Labor
Don't worry friend, we've been there, too. Step through the door Day' weekend, September
and follow FlyLady as she weaves. her way through house- 4-6, at the beautiful Ft.
cleaning and organizing tips with homespun humor, daily Walton Beach. The theme
musings about life and love, the Sidetracked Home Executives fox the reunion this year is
(SHE) system, and anything else that is on her mind. Reuniting the Past &
.-Do you wont .to know why our homes get messy? This oBuilding the Future." Then
answer is going to change your life. are hunter green
Many years ago when I was first getting organized, I decid- Please mark your calen-
ed to have our big holiday celebration at our house. Having der now and plan to join us
St1V.ri& 66ie outofm'moutfhscared me to death. I had at.thee-acgfoi= -
eQpe g"in my'ha Eis:and' iing"my lroufines-roe v-atioh and opportunities of
ierel-monthsj. ,Even thioughthe. clutter was leaving, I-was..stillrecbnnection0to-burafamily
afraid to. let anyone into my home without notice. There was roots.
one habit that was missing. A welcome reception will
I decided to crisis clean like I had always done to get ready be held on Friday,
for a party or book group. Except this time I did it two weeks September 4, at the Destin
before the party. This would give me plenty of time to cook and West Resort Lazy River,
decorate the house, The only problem wds We live in our lagoon poolside. The ban-.
house and it was not going to stay clean. I would have to cri- quet will be on Saturday,
sis clean all over again the day before our family arrived. How September 5, at 12:00 noon
could I cook and clean at the same time. That is when I ask a at the Ramada Plaza'Beach
dear friend who is born organized how she keeps her house Resort Ambassador
clean all the time. Ballroom. The elderly hon-
She turned to. me with a puzzled look as if to say why don't oree wil be Dr. Cecil
you know this and said very matter-of-factly, Maria you just Wilson, o' l.t .
have to pick up after yourself!' Well for me that was one of Golden Coiral will cater
those light bulb moments! She continued telling me how she a picnic in the park on
keeps her house clean. "If you get it out, then put it away when have lots of food, games and
you finish with it! Could it really be that simple! fun.
I went home that day and made a conscious effort to put For information please
things away when I had finished with them. By this time my contact Patricia Mosley @
clutter was gone, I had a place for everything and my hot spots 850-718-3710 or Vivian
were no longer an inferno. When anything was out, I could tell Booth R850-'386-7745.

See FLYLADY, page

- Please contact by August
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reception is Aug. 2

Garnet Walden's river
property. Please visit
m or call (850) 445-0282
for questions or directions.


Mr. and Mrs. Neil Alday

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Nih ad hiab

Hospital stays are stressful whether it's for an acute
illness or elective surgery. These days many "big city"
physicians demand their patient's stay in "the big city"
even longer to receive their post-surgical or medical
rehab. That means a 120-mile round trip to
Tallahassee, Dothan or Panama City for the patient's
loved ones and family.

My name is Dan Walsh and I am a Physical Therapist at Blountstown Health & Rehab. I graduated as a
Physical Therapist in 1995 from Florida A&M. I enjoy the small town life and have lived in Wewa for five
years. I am married to a Gulf County native who is a kindergarten teacher and we have two young girls.
I have worked at BHRC since 2005. I enjoy the family like atmosphere here where everyone, all
departments, work together for the care of the residents. My work history includes inpatient rehab, acute
care orthopedic, outpatient and home health.

You do have an alternative! Our family at
Blountstown Health and Rehab want you to know that
you can Come Home to Rehab. Our professional
therapists and nursing staff have been providing high
quality physical, occupational and speech therapy as-
well-as skilled nursing care to our friends in Calhoun,
Liberty, Gulf, Jackson and Bay counties for over
thirteen years. So why stay in the "big city" for therapy
when you can get the same professional, quality
services of the "big city" AND the "TLC" provided by
our family and yours right here at home? Tell your
doctor where you want to go and we hope you decide
to "Come Home to Rehab"...Blountstown Health
and Rehab.

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Ready for success? Time to

see what's in your briefcase

Everyday, when we
come to. work we bring
"stuff' with us. These things
can influence---either posi-
tively or 'negatively---how
we work, how we interact
with other employees &
peers, and how'we treat &
serve our customers.
So, what's. in your brief-

Your Photo ID (with a
smiling face)
A positive attitude! To
move forward, you have to
stop looking backwards.
Football teams only score
by someone falling forward
with the ball three yards at
a time. We all know that
we've had some obstacles
that we've had to overcome
in the past, but if we contin-
ue an: atmosphere of
rehashing the past, we'll
never positively move into
the future. Remember:'
"Attitude, not aptitude,-
equals altitude."

Team Jersey
Do you consistently pro-
mote the team? Do you
wear your jersey at all
times? Are you distracted
by. something? You can't*
play for the Celtics and for
the Lakers at the same
time. Where your heart is,
is where your mind will be
too. And what you demon-
strate to your customers
(and team mates) through
company pride & enthusi-
asm will make a huge state-
ment about yourself.

Vision. Can' you clearly
'see and share the vision
with others? '-.'.Albert
Schweitzer said in his wan-
ing years, "My, 'eyesight
grows dim, but my- vision is
clearer than 'ever." How
clear are you' on the vision?
But not only is visiong
important, but so per-
spective. Great .leaders &
salespeople not only see
things from their own per-
spective, but also from the,
perspective of their .client's
and support teams.

A Magnifying Glass
Do you have clear focus?
Do you understand your
gifts "and are you working in
those gifts? Anytime you'
work outside of what you're
gifted with, you'll always
find yourself struggling.
Focus on your gifts and
work in those; discover oth-
ers who are gifted in the
areas you are not and part-
ner with them on projects &

A' Mirror *'
Integrity. Always, ,ith-
out fail, guard and protect
3our integrity. Don't carry
it on the tip of your finger,
allowing ,it to occasionally
fall off so you can slip out of
your integrity for even a
moment. If necessary, put it

s ne ne h a n t;:
Embers" wil
l perform at
troppuse hto te nodl lew

team; 'that we share what
we lnow so that others can
benefit and possibly bring
the team to a higher level.
Do you have an attitude of
gratitude and send
THANK YOU letters to
your customers? Zig Ziglar
says that the way for a per-.
son to become successful is
by making other people
successful! Remember the
saying, "Give without
remembering, but' accept
without forgetting."
A Dictionary ,
Do you, have your
processes right? Do you
cooperate or manipulate?
Do you communicate or
d ls -at-? Ar -uian

Sam Mitchell event Aug. 29

National recording group The Embers, a Raleigh, NC, band renowned for its exciting ren-
ditions of nostalgic beach music, will perform at a dinner and dance celebrating the life of
the late Rep. Big Sam Mitchell on Aug. 29 at the National Guard Armory in Marianna. For
.information, call at 850-718-2375.


meeting Friday .

at Callioun Co.

Extension Ofc.

in a backpack and strap it
around yourself! Do' what-
ever it takes to consistently
display the highest
morals/ethics and great
integrity no matter where
you go or what you do. The
three self-tests for integrity
are: You have nothing to
prove, nothing to hide and
nothing to lose.

A Good Book
Personal Leadership
Growth. What are you
doing to grow your leader-
ship, sales & people skills?
You should constantly be
growing these skills includ-
irg taking personal time to
do so. As the "CEO of your-
self', you lead in your
career, in your home, in
your church & in your com-
munity organizations, you.
should always be .stretching
yourself to be a better

Your Watch
How are you doing with
your self management? Are
you busy or are you effec-
t. ive? You may be at work,
for 10 hours or more a day,
but are you generating the
same amount of productive'
hours? Do you schedule
meetings one after the
other and are never getting
anywhere on time? Always.
leave a cushion between
meetings so you don't leave
others being unproductive
when you're' not 'where
you're 'suppose to be due to
a delay. And, how are you
doing with your. "enjoy-
ment" time---your personal
leisure time. You .have to
schedule in time to relax,'
-refresh, 're-energize your-'
self not only for yourself,,
but also for your family; in
the end, it even helps your
work better.

Your Phone
How Are your communi-
* cations skills?. Do you
actively communicate with
your support teams about
jobs, objectives, customer.
issues and projects? 'Are
you properly working with
your teams prior to quote
presentation? Are you pre-
senting to-' your
clients/prospects 'profes-

A Gift Card
How generous are you?
When it comes to giving,
stop at nothing! We all go
through life with either a
'scarcity mentality' or an
'abundance mentality'. The
'scarcity mentality' tells' us
that we're never getting
what we deserve; that we
have to take all the recogni-
'tion' for, ourselves because
it's ours; we are jealous of
our peers; and that we
should never/ share infor-
mation. The 'abundance
mentality' tells us that
there's plenty for everyone;
that we celebrate when

Your Will,
SWhat impact.& legacy
are you leaving? When you
move on, either by position
change/promotion, reloca-
tion, retirement, etc., what
will be left for others to fol-
low?. Will it be a path
blazed with excellence and'
progression, or something
else less.desirable?
So, what do you bring to
work with you in your brief-,
case? Be careful what you'
If you're. serious about
growing your business, be
in constant contact with
your customers, over-deliv-
er on the value you pro-,
vide, always grow personal-
ly and provide world-class
service in all you do, work
to become "known" by as,
many people .as you can
and watch, your business

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Business!" "

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it immediately.
When we get side-
tracked, we leave a path of
items we have left out. Let
me Walk you through a day
in the life of a Sidetracked
Home Executive. We get'
up late and start rushing to
get ready. Our bed is left in
shambles from a fitful
night's sleep because we
have been worrying about
things we have no control
over. We pull all our make-
up out to fix our face and

don't bother putting it away
when we are finished
because we don't have
time. Then we run to the
kitchen to make coffee and
grab something for break-
fast. All of that gets left out
too! You fix your lunch and
leave out those things. So if
you started with a clean
kitchen now the counters
are full and the dishwasher
needs emptied. You don't
have time to empty the
dishwasher so you leave

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plates and bowls in the sink
or on the table. Do you see
the trail that you have left
in your wake? Someone
could literally follow your
path of destruction. I don't
have time is just an excuse
to not pick up after your-
self. The truth is that we
don't really want to pick up
after ourselves. Why do we
do this to ourselves? It is
- our home! We deserve to
live in a house that blesses
We have to be firm with
ourselves! If you will just
put things away when you
get them out then your
home will be only 15 min-
utes away from clean at
any one time! You can do
this! I did!
For inore help getting
rid of your CHAOS, check
out Maria Cilley's website
and join her free life coach-
ing at
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Cilley. Used by permission
in this publication.

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The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 5

Federal judge's ruling signals

Sanders earns Doctor end to tri-state water dispute

of Medicine degree

Todd Sanders received a
Doctor of Medicine degree,
from the University of Miami
School of Medicine on May
Dr. Sanders is the son of
Sally Sanders .and Al
Sanders of Tallahassee. His
.grandparents are Walt and
Bobbie Childs of Altha, and
Jim and Faye Sanders of
Dr. Sanders began his
residency program July 1st
in Diagnostic Radiology at


William Beaumont Hospital
in Royal Oak, Michigan.:

Jaedon Lane Nichols'
Michael and Holly Nichols of Altha are proud to announcer
the.birth of their son, Jaedon Lane.
Jaedon was born June 10,
2009, at Tallahassee
Memorial .-' Hospital.. He
weighed. eight pounds, one
ounce, and measured 21-1/2
inches long .
Jaedon was welcomed
into the world by his grand-
parents, Jimmy and Darlene
Strength of Althp and Lyn and
'the late Robert Nichols of Chipley. He was also welcomed by
his great-grandparents, Lodean Tate of .Altha and William
Maloy of Marianna, and many aunts' and -uncles.

Tickets are selling fast

for 'Death by Chocolate'

Tickets are' selling fast.
for the Calhoun ,County
Senior Citizens' upcoming
"Death by Chocolate" to be
held on Thursday, 'August
13, at the WT. Neal Civic
Center. beginning at 6:00,
So if you have a sweet
tooth or like to have fun at

5K and 1 Mil

jasned ,inAi

"TleAlfthi School' Cross
Country 5K and One Mile
Fun Run are set for
Saturday, August 15, from
5 tb 8 p.m. at the Altha
Recreation Complex on
Bodiford Oglesby Road.
The event is being host-
ed by Coach Maggie Sewell
and Coach John, Sewell.
* The fun run starts at
5:30 and costs $10. The 5K
starts at 6 and is $15'. This

a silent auction then stop by
and purchase your ticket.
Tickets are just $10 in
advance and $15- at' the
,door. All persons attending
"will be entered into a grand
prize drawing.. ". .

All proceeds go to our
seniors of Calhoun County.

e Fun Run

Florida Governor
Charlie Crist and Florida
Department of
Environmental Protection
Secretary Michael W. Sole
are delighted and satisfied
with Federal Court Judge
Paul Magnuson's decision
Friday in ongoing litigation
over the waters of the
A pa lach ic ola -
Chattahoochee- Flint
(ACF) River Basin.
, In the decision, U.S.
District Court Judge Paul
A. Magnuson ruled that
Congress needs to approve
use of the water from Lake

Lanier for water supply -
which currently amounts to
,nearly one-quarter of the
conservation storage. In
addition, Judge Magnuson
ordered that all water with-
drawals be frozen at cur-
rent levels for the next
three years until
Congressional authoriza-
tion is given or if some
other resolution is reached.
If Congress does not
approve a reallocation
within that period, then
water withdrawals from
Lake Lanier will revert to
"baseline" operation of the

Girl Scouts will host

carnival on August 1
Looking for a fun family or
event before summer ends? The Girl Scout Council
Join the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle
of the Florida Panhandle on invites girls from kinder-
'August 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 garten' to twelfth'grade, .to
p.m. CST at the Jackson join the adventure and
County Agricultural Center empower themselves
in Marianna, FL for a free through courage, confi-
carnival and concert featur- dence and character, to
ing Teresa. The Panhandle make the world a better
Connection Kickoff place. Currently, the coun-
Carnival is a free event cel- cil serves 8,500 girls and
ebrating the newly formed 2,500 volunteers across 19
Girl Scout Council and the counties of the Florida
upcoming Girl Scout Panhandle. To volunteer or
Membership year. join Girl Scouts, contact the
The Kickoff Carnival is local council office, at (850)
open to all families' who 386-2131. or visit
wish to attend a fun filled

day of carnival games, food,
and a concert featuring
songstress Teresa. Special
GSUSA guest Jaclyn
Libowitz will also be on

Booth space

is available for

hand to join in on the day's .
festivities. Families are 12th Annua
encouraged to dress casual
with tennis shoes. For direc- Family Affair

tions, overnight accommo-
dations, or other fun family
activities please visit
"This Kickoff
a celebration of our new
Girl Scout Council," said
Raslean Allen, CEO of

GSCFE "Everyone is invit-
ltha A ug. -'15 ed to attend whether they
are involved in Girl Scouts
benefits the Altfia Cross. or nQt, it is going to be a fun
Country Teanm Come out filled family day."
and walk or run for a great GSCFP is reaching out
cause. to local businesses for part-
If you have any ques- nership and promotion of its
tions, please call John services. Any local business.
Sewell at 643-6831 or interested in having a booth
Maggie Sewell at 643- at the Panhandle
6791. Connection Kickoff'

Fuigust is Fine Free .
|Month at the library!.

The Parable

of the

Ball Team
By Paul F. Joyner, Ph.D

Behold; a ball team went forth to play a game of ball.
Just as the umpire was saying, Batter up!" the catcher for
the home team arrived and took his place, The center field-
er and the second baseman didn't.arrive until the second
inning. .The first baseman didn't come at all, but later sent
his regrets saying he had to go to a chicken dinner at Aunt
Mary's. The third baseman likewise failed to show up hav-
* ing been up late the night before and he preferred to spend
the day in bed. The left fielder was away visiting another ball
game across town.
Verily, when the pitcher got to the pitcher's mound, he
looked around to see his teammates and lo, his heart was
heavy when he saw so many empty places in the lineup. The
game had been announced and the visitors were already in
the stands to see the game. There was.nothing 'left for him to
do but go ahead and pitch and hope for the. best.
So the pitcher tightened up his belt, and did his level best
to put one over the plate.. But for some strange reason he just
couldn't find the groove. Some of his teammates began to
ride him for wild pitches and loud 'Boos" began to come
from the stands.
At the close of the game, the home team (what there was
of it) was mercilessly beaten. After hearing of the disgrace-
ful defeat, the rest of the team decided that a new pitcher
should be hired, because it must have been the poor pitch-
ing that had lost the game.
BEHOLD! A preacher went forth to preach.... but that's
another story....

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.Carnival,' contact. -Pat
Madison at 800-624-3951

set for Aug. 1
The Calhoun County
Children's Coalition will
host the 12th Annual
Family Affair on Saturday,
August 1, from 8 to 11 a.m.
at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center in Blountste Wn.- '
Area agencies, organiza-
tions, and businesses, are
invited to participate by
having a booth at the event.
The Family Affair is all
about educating the public
in a fun, family-friendly
To reserve a booth or for
more information, contact
Tammy Beauchamp at 643-
2415, ext. 247..

"Today's ruling is a
monumental milestone in
the 18-year battle between
Florida, Alabama and
Georgia over the waters of
the ACF basin, underscor-
ing the importance of the
Apalachicola's environ-
ment and, economy," said
Governor Crist. "The
.Judge's decision allows the
governors to come together
to reach an agreement out-
side of the court system. I
look forward to working
with Governors Riley and
Perdue to find a solution
that will be beneficial for all
of our states."
Florida has long main-
tained that the United
States, Army Corps of
Engineers and Georgia
cannot allocate the water
Within Lake Lanier for
water supply purposes
without Congressional
approval. .Judge
Magnuson's ruling reaf-
firms that position. In addi-
tion, through the litigation,
Florida has sought protec-
tion for the Apalachicola
ecosystem and the federal-
ly threatened and endan-
gered species within the,
bay and the entire system.
"The Apalachicola

River and Bay are one of;
the most productive and
diverse estuarine systems
on the Gulf of Mexico-
coast," said Secretary Sole.
"The Army Corps of
Engineers' operation of the
system has been harmful
and detrimental to the:
ecosystem. It is my hope
through this ruling the
states can come to a solu- .
tion that protects the,
important natural
resources of the region."
Florida, Georgia,'.
Alabama and the United
States Army Corps of
Engineers have been'
engaged in litigation over
sharing the waters within
the basin of the ACF
Rivers for nearly two
decades. The disputes have
focused primarily on the'
Corps' operation of its four
Chattahoochee River
dams. The largest is Buford,
Dam, which forms Lake,
Lanier located north of,
"Florida has always
been ready to negotiate, in
good faith, a fair equitable'
sharing of the waters in the'
basin," stated Governor'
Crist. "We remain commit-.
ted to doing so in the,


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The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 6

Diamond ,Dawgs down

Calhoun Horsemen, 14-4

Blountstown AAA returns

from state championship

The Blountstown AAA
team went to Paxton, FL
for their state tournament.
Opening ceremonies took
place on Friday, July 10th,
where our players ate and
took part in the skills com-
Blountstown took 1st -
4th in the 40 yard dash
event. We would like to say
congratulations to D'Anta
Williams for being the top
runner for the 40 yard dash
event with Latayvion
Godwin, Tyreek Sumner,'
and Shad Johnson taking
2nd thru 4th place spots.
On Saturday we opened
the 'tournament with a very
good West Volusia team.
Although our team played
well, we went down 5-0 in a
full six inning game.
Offensively, we sputtered
, although we played a very
,good defensive game.
On Sunday, we faced the
Marianna AAA team.
Bryson Horne took the hill
and pitched .a complete
game giving up no runs, no,
walks and allowed one hit
while striking out 8.

Everyone played a great
defensive game such as
Tucker Jordan who made
superb plays at third base
as well as our outfielders
Jacob Yon, Logan Weiler,
and JC Williams. The
offense got on track with
Shad Johnson, Seth Alday
and Alex Buggs leading the
way producing 6 runs to
seal a 6-0 victory.
In the third game,
Blountstown' faced the
Hernando AAA' team
(which finished in the top
4) and was eliminated from
the tournament by a score
of 5-3. Tristen Burke made
2 exceptional plays in cen-
ter field to' keep the game
close. The boys played

very hard, but came up
short. I
This was a great experi-
erice for our kids and they
are looking forward to mak-
ing a trip next year.
Although Blountstown
did not place irl the tourna-
.ment, we would like to rec-
ognize the players, fans and
coaches for winning the
Sportsmanship Award.
This is a very distinguished
award that all of our com-
munity can be proud of.
This award comes from;
nominations from 'other
teams, umpires and tourna-
ment hosts.
Congratulations to the
Blountstown AAA All-Star

Liberty Co. Ozone All-Stars

finish fourth in the state


The Liberty County runs on. 11' hits. Noah
))Zone All-Stars came up Davis hit his second home-
ort in their run for the run in as many games,
ixie Youth state title in while Garrett Swier and
e state tournament held Ryan Willis both had four
Marianna last week. RBI's a piece, Brody'
The tournament, which, Holland and Will Hosford
gan July 11th, started added two hits each in the
t bleak for Liberty game as well.

County as they lost to West
Seminole American 11-1.
Noah Davis drove in the
only run for Liberty with a
solo homerun. However,
the bats came alive on day
2 as Liberty County pound-
ed Chipley's pitchers for 16

The next game for
Liberty's all-stars proved to.
be a tough one, as they
faced a very good
Wewahitchka team.
Liberty sprayed seven hits
over the course of the
game. Brody Holland,

Garrett Swier, Micah
McC'askill, and Will
Hosford" each had a hit a
piece and D.J. Pittman had
two hits along with two
RBI's. With the. game
knotted up at 5-5 in the
bottom of the sixth, Liberty
County's William Hayes
delivered the game winning
base hit that sealed the win
for Liberty.
Liberty County made
quick work of Grand Ridge
their fourth game, beating
See LIBERTY, page 7

Liberty County's Travis
Anderson was a one-man
wrecking crew in last
Sunday's first game of the
In his 4 plate appear-
ances, the third baseman
had 3 hits (including back-
to-back homeruns), he
drove ih 5 runs, and scored
3 times to lead his
Diamond Dawgs (12-4) to a
14-4 win over the Calhoun
County Horsemen (11-5).
Equally as impressive
was Brian Herndon, who
lacked a triple in hitting for
the cycle, was 3-for-3,
including a 2-run homerun.
The Diamond Dawgs
broke into the scoring col-
umn with 4 runs in the
their frame of the third
inning. Lead off batter
Jaime Parrish drew a walk.
Jody Parish reached on an
infield single to the left side.,
On two consecutive wild
pitches, Jaime scored and
Jody stood on third base.
Richie Smith was issued a
free pass. Travis
Anderson's single to left
field plated Jody Parrish.
Cameron's O'Neal's ground
out to shortstop Ben Faurot
allowed Smith to cross the
dish. Robbie Fleck lifted a
sacrifice fly to right field
that scored Anderson.
But the Horsemen
answered with 3 runs of
their own in the bottom of
the third inning. Greg'
Betts reached on a one-out
infield single to the right
side. Brandon Smith drew
a' walk and Chad Bailey
laid down a sacrifice bunt to
move Betts and Smith to
third and second base. Ben
Faurot took a 1-2 pitch
deep over the left field

fence for his team-leading
sixth homer of the season to
make it a 4-3 ballgaine.
In the fourth inning
Liberty County put the
game out of reach with a 5-
run outburst. Garrett
Shuler was issued a lead off
walk and Brian Herndon
turned around the first
pitch he saw and delivered
it over the left centerfield
fence for a 2-run knock.
Jaime Parrish followed with
a double to right field and
Jody Parrish was walked.
Richie Smith slammed a
.triple into the right center-
field fence to score Jaime
and Jody. Travis
Anderson's second RBI
came as a result of his sac-

rifice fly to right field that
plated Smith.
Anderson's first home-
run in the sixth inning put
the Diamond Dawgs on
top, 10-3.
Liberty County's final 4
runs came in the seventh
inning. Garrett Shuler
reached on a fielding error
by shortstop Ben Faurot
and Brian Herndon drove a
double into right field.
Shuler scored on a passed
ball and Jaime Parrish's
.single through the left side
plated Herndon. Richie
Smith found himself on first
after first baseman Tad
Scott mishandled the ball.
See HORSEMEN, page 9


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Youth Rally

Everyone's invited!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

6:00 9:00 p.m.

Christian Home FWB Church

19280 NE State Road 69 Blountstown, FL
Church Office: 850-674-5194 Pastor Ron Burger: 850-643-8135

Guest Speaker: Jamey Ragle
Join us for an evening of praise, worship and, preaching that will
challenge and encourage you to live your whole life for Jesus. Jamey
Ragle is our guest evangelist and his use of comedy combined with
anointed Gospel preaching is powerful. Following the service everyone is
invited to hang out for good food, volleyball, basketball and more.



The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 7

Liberty c
them '10-0. D.J. Pittman
had. three hits and drove in
three runs as did Micah
'McCaskill. Mccaskill fin-
(ished with two hits in the
(game. Hosford, Davis,
Holland, and Hayes each
had a hit as the team
cruised to their third
straight win in the touma-
Game 5 for Liberty
County came-against a very
good West Seminole
National club. Liberty
managed to collect four hits
in the, game ,with the
biggest being Will Hosford's
3-run blast in the second
inning. Keith Bums drove
in a run with a single earli-
er in the second. The sea-
son came to an end as
Liberty fell to the eventual
state runners-up 14-4.
Sebring beat West
Seminole National 11-4 in
the championship game.
Sebring will represent
Florida in the Dixie Youth
World 'Series held in
Texarkana, Arkansas.
This marked the second
time in 'two years a team
from Liberty County fin-
ished in the top four in the
state tournament.
Liberty's 11-12 year old
team finished 3rd in the
state last year. Liberty
County was awarded the
'sportsmanship award this
year. This award is given to
the team who conducted

102 attend Michael Guilford Camp
A football skills camp in memory of former BHS Tiger and
Florida Gator Michael Guilford was held Saturday at Bowles
Field with 102 area youngsters participating. Leading the
camp were Michael's former Gator and Tiger teammates. Gator
players attending included (pictured in far left photo, from I to
4q- r) Mark Guandolo, Michael Williamson, Andrew Blaylock, and
John Fairbanks. In the photo at bottom left is Michael's father,
. Jerry Guilford, along with Florida Gator John Fairbanks who
S. was Michael's roommate. After the event, the players were
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themselves with the most
class and character. This
year's team included Eric
Fowler, Noah Davis,
Garrett Swier, Micah
McCaskill, Will Hosford,
Ryan Willis, D.J. Pittman,
Phillip Marotta, Brody
Holland, Keith Burns,
William Hayes, and Bailey
Singletary. The boys we
coached by Grant Conyers,
Ricky Mayo, and Todd
Wheetley. The Liberty
County Recreation
Department would like to
thank all the coaches, play-
ers, and their families for all
their hard work this year.

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The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 8

Area students attend GCEC

Youth Tour to Washington, DC

Ariel Kemp and Zac
Smith recently traveled to
Washington, D. C. as win-
ners of the Washington, D.
C. Youth Tour Contest that
rural electric cooperatives
across the nation partici-
pate m.
Kemp and Smith were
eligible to go on the trip as
winners of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative's
Youth T'our Contest. Each
year, the Cooperative
sponsors the contest for
eleventh-graders whose
parents are members of
GCEC. Contestants are
interviewed by a panel of
three judges from the elec-
tric cooperative industry,
and two winners are cho-
sen, to travel on an all-
expenses-paid trip, to.
Washington, D. C. in June.
While in Washington,
the students toured theN
Holocaust; Air and Space
and Newseum Museums;
Arlington National
Cemetery; the Iwo Jima
Monument;' the U. S.
Capitol, area; the mall
area; the Korean, Lincoln,
Vietnam, FD1R, Jefferson
and World War II
Memorials; Fords Theater;
Mt. Vernon; Pentagon
City; and the National
Cathedral. They also
enjoyed dinner at the Hard
Rock Cafe; the U. S.

Players, parents to meet

-u" with coaches August 4
BY COACH GREG JORDAN Century Club, as well a
any parents who would likE
There will be a player- to volunteer time to hell

parent meeting for all high
school football players on
Tuesday night, August 4th.
The meeting will take place
at the B.H.S. Auditorium
at 6:00.
Each player needs to
bring at least one parent of
guardian to the meeting.
The purpose of the meeting
will be to go over team
rules, let the parents. meet
the coaches and go over the
pre-school practice sched-
ule. We will also be dis-
cussing the need for
parental involvement in the

with pre game meals and
those types of things.
Team cleats have been
ordered and each player
will need to purchase them
at a reduced cost of $50 per
player. Parents can bring
money to pay for cleats at
this time if they wish to do
SSummer is going by
quickly and school will be in
session before we know it.
Enjoy the rest of the sum-
mer and I will see you at
the meeting TUESDAY,
AUGUST 4th. Go Tigers!!!

Blountstown Elementary

to hold hearing August 4
Blountstown for the 2009-2010 school
Elementary School will year.
hold a public hearing on The agenda will be on
Thursday,. August 4,. at the BES website
9:00 A.M. The purpose of www.blountstownelemen-
this hearing is to discuss the The public is
School Improvement Plan invited to attend..


c '. Basic Corrections Academy
Start: August 3, 2009 -Night Class
Application Deadline: July 24, 2009
Location: Blountstown
AL & GA residence NO out of state tuition
Call (850) 718-2394 or (850) 718-2212


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Ariel Kemp and Zac Smith (pictured above) represented our region and Gulf Coast Electrip
Cooperative on the Youth Tour trip to Washington, DC. ,

Marine Corps Sunset
Parade; a boat cruise and-.
dance on the' Potomac
River; and ended their frip'
with a farewell All States
Dinner and Dance., .I
A highlight of the trip.
was the National Youth
.Day rally, where they
joined more than 1,500
other eleventh-grade stu-
dents and 280 chaperones
representing 47 states a'
record turnout of students.
"We were proud to have
Ariel and 2Zac representing
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative in
Washington," GCEC
Manager of Marketing and.

Member Services Kristin
Douglas said.
The Washington, D. C.
'Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since
1958 when 34 students
from Iowa and a handful of
chaperones visited
Washington for a weeklong
study tour. By 1964, the
program was catching on,
and the National Rural
Electric .. Cooperative
Association began to.coor-
dinate the efforts of the co-
ops. Since then, thousands
.of young people have expe-
rienced this once-in-a-life-
time opportunity to visit
our nation's capitol and

learn about our govern-

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy
national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric
cooperatives providing
high standards of service to
customers large and small.
GCEC serves approxi-
mately 20,500 meters in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and
in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro,
White City, Lynn Haven,
Fountain and Southport.

Chipola College students to

behnefitfom wnew scholarships

College students' may get
some help with tuition and
books this Fall thanks to a
new grant for students'
interested 'in' computers
and information technology.
Officials from Florida's
Great Northwest on July
13 announced the organiza-
ion's investment of
S1,150,000 to be used for
scholarships in information
technology .(IT) 'and engi-
neering programs at seven
community colleges and,
universities in the
Chipola. is participating
in the scholarship program
along with the University of
West Florida, Pensacola
Junior College, Northwest
Florida State College,' Gulf
Coast Community College,
Tallahassee Community
College and Florida State
University. '
Chipola is the recipient
of $50,000 to promote and
fund scholarships for stu-
dents enrolled in several
computer-related pro-
grams. Scholarships .are,
available' for Associate in
Arts (AA) degrees in
Computer Science and
Information Technology.
AA students typically take /
classes for two years and
then transfer to a university
to complete the junior and
senior years of a bachelor's
Associate in Science
(AS) degrees in Computer
Engineering. Technology,
Computer Information
Technology, and
Networking Services
Technology are also includ-
ed among the eligible pro-.
grams. .AS degrees are
designed to prepare stu-
dents for careers after tak-.
ing one to two years of
Scholarships are also
available for Workforce
Certificate program in
Computer Systems
Technology which can be
completed in as little as one,
Chipola president Dr.
Gene Prough, said, "These
scholarships couldn't, come
at a better time for our stu-
dents. This is a positive
example of what can hap-
pen when the Panhandle
colleges work together for
the good of all. -Such coop-
erative efforts can help
ensure that Chipola. and
other regional colleges get
their fair share of resources
during tough, economic
times. We look forward to
working with the
Panhandle colleges on
other joint projects in the
Florida's Great
Northwest provides leader-

ship in economic and work-
force. development in 16
counties in Northwest
Florida 'from .Pensacola
;through 'Tallahassee. The
group's primary mission is
to help create a diversified
and sustainable economy
that creates nationally and
globally, competitive advan-,,
tages for the development
of key industries, increases
the income and prosperity
of workers and .families,,
and preserves the region's
vibrant quality of'life. .
),Research conducted by
the 'roun has .identified

Pictured from left, are: Dr. Ed Meadows, President, Pensacola Junior
College; Dr. Gene Prough, President, Chipola College; Al Wenstrand,,'
'President, Florida's Great Northwest; Dr. Judy Bense, President, University of
West Florida; Dr. Jill White, Interim President, Northwest Florida State
College; Dr. James.Kerley, President, Gulf Coast Community College; and
Fred Leopold, Chairman of the Executive Committee.

information technology and Systems, Associate's in
engineering as. critical sup- Computer Engineering,
port industries for growing ..Networking Services,
a knowledge-based econo- Technical support as well as
my in,. Northwest Florida Certificates in Technology
and. for supporting the Systemis, Information
growth in technology-based Technology Management,
businesses such 'as aero- Web Development; and
space and defense, medical Computer Programming,
technologies, health servic- among others. The consor-
es, and renewable energy. tium will match the $1 mil-
The study revealed a dra- lion grant with $2,631,935
matic shortage of graduates for a total program invest-
from certification through ment of more than .$3.5
graduate degrees in corn- million.
puter engineering, iindustri- At Chipola, WIRED
al engineering, computer Scholarships. may fund all
specialist programs, and or. part of costs for tuition,
engineering technician pro- fees, textbooks and soft-
grams in Northwest Florida ware. These funds may be
as well as at state and awarded only to students in
national levels. -technology or computer-
The, study also revealed related majors or programs
that while sufficient IT and of study, The new scholar-
engineering courses are shipq may be awarded in
already offered throughout addition to other scholar-
the region, -there are not ships or grants. However,
enough graduates from the the selection panel will also
programs to' meet the consider other funds avail-
region's growing demand. able to students through
Florida's Great 1Northwest the Foundation or Financial
developed the post-second- 'Aid Office., The scholar-
ary scholarship program to ships will be available only
spur enrollment in the for the 2009-2010 school
region's existing IT and year and will be awarded
engineering programs. on a first-come, first-served
"IT and engineering are 'basis as qualified applicants
driving forces in the expan- are identified.
sion of Northwest Florida's For information about
increasingly high-tech, 'WIRED scholarships at
knowledge-based indus- Chipola College, contact
tries," said Al Wenstrand, Gail Hartzog or Pat
president of Florida's Great Barfield' at 850-718-2342
Northwest. "The business- or email: hartzogg@chipo-
es in the region have identi- 'or Nancy Burns at
'fled a critical workforce 850-718-3210 or email:
need, confirmed by the
Haas Center study.
Through partnerships with
the region's post-secondary
institutions, we are
attempting to meet that
need by growing a work- _
force from within 0 11f1
Northwest Florida."
A unique college .
alliance, the Northwest ff H
Florida Consortium, will .
use the grant to award edi
sonie 378 scholarships to Deadline for
IT and engineering stu-
dents. Eligible programs NOWS & Ads"
range from certification to .''
master's degree and span '!V MOnday
programs such as Master of
Science in Software :' at Noon
Engineering and Database '


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The County Record, JULY 22; 2009, Page 9

Never A Dull Moment

by J.K. Newsome n

The saga of soulmates, a trip

to the ER, and a runaway car

This is part 2 of J.K. But wait!!! I had not even
Newsome's hilarious saga used a "phone a friend"
of soulmates, a night at the yet!!! So, I knew some-
emergency room, and a thing was amiss, I should
recurring nightmare of a call someone and get some
runaway car. As we pick up advice. After all, you need
the story where we left off some input from outside
last week, J.K. has just before making a big deci-
awakened from a night- sion...right. But, logic
mare that left his heart kicked in. I knew in my
pounding... suspect heart, that .if a
Once again I just did not friend of mine called, pre-
feel right. I tried getting sented me with these
some water, walking symptoms and asked what
around, laying back down, I thought he/she should do,
not thinking about it. there was only one answer.
Eventually, it was time to GET YOUR BUTT TO
get ready to go to work. I THE EMERGENCY
started coffee. Gathered up R 0 0 M
the trash to take out, any- DUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!.
thing to get my mind off That was 49% of my
how I felt. I checked my e- decision to go. The other
mail while putting on my 51%, was the realization
boots, as is Ary ritual every that if I was right, very
morning, but I could not sit soon one of my coworkers
still to do it. Let's just say I would be attempting mouth
felt like a spring that need- to mouth on me. Decision
ed to be unsprung and made, off to see the
could not. I kissed the wife Wizard.
goodbye and hi ho, hi ho, Then came the hardest
it's off to work I go, still part, calling my wife and
thinking this odd feeling telling her what I was
would pass. doing. Not only was it going
It did not. to be bad news, but it puts
I couldn't hold my coffee a point on the decision to
cup as I drove. I normally go, once someone. else
sing along with the radio, I '" knows, it's a done deal. She
could not. All the time in took it well (a false front)
the back of my mind was and would be on her way.
this nagging notion that I Then I called my boss,
was in some early stages of had to preface the news
a heart attack, or mqybe I with "this is no joke" (those
had lgad a stroke during the of you who really know me,
night. I stuck my tongue,. understand the importance
out, the mirror said it was of this) and I would keep
in the middle, so maybe no him updated as much as I
.stroke. Have I mentioned' could, oh, and don't tell
that I was going through anyone yet.
stages of feeling confused? I think at this point I
Well that.was going on, too. should add a detail to the,
I had reached a mid-point crappy timing of this event.
between work and home, I was scheduled to teach
that,,mot l-ing .bd, ap- ,a two, 9day. basic brake theo-
pened, I wouldn't be found ry class for Firestone on
Yfor days (or so my. mind 'Wednesday and' Thursday
said) this made .me feel of this week. Pascal
worse. hydraulic laws, thermal

For those of you who
don't know, I am a volun-
teer firefighter and have
been trained to know some-
thing about heart attacks
and other emergencies. I
was beginning to listen to
the part of my. head that
thought, the' heart attack
idea was sounding pretty
reasonable, but, I had to
'plan this out (a character
flaw). I. had some checks I
needed to deposit, so I
would need to drop that off
before the ER. Thlat trash I
had put in the trunk need-
ed- to be put in the dump-
ster at work because I
knew it had chicken
innards in it from the night
before, and boy that would
sure ruin a car after being
in the trunk after a lengthy
hospital stay. "- In other
words, all these things I had
to do before I could have
my heart attack. It would
just have to wait till I had
time for it.
I did go by and put the
checks in the drop box at
the bank, I did make it to
work and put the trash in
the dumpster, ,but then I.
had to give the final 'answer.,

dynamics, and the problem
dasyure in the automotive
brake world, copper con-
tamination in brake, fluid,
and where it comes from, in
other words, real interest-
ing stuff, but more to the
point, people are coming
from out of town to meet at
the Holiday Inn. Schedules
have been changed for this,
-Off days have been shifted,
which means significant
others schedules have been
changed, little Billy and,
Sally have had to make'
arrangements 'to be deliv-
. ered .and picked up from
baseball, etc. A lot rides on
notmessing up this class!
(Or that is what worried
I park near the ER and
make my entry. Not many
.folks there. 'I valked up and
announced, "I. think I am
having a heart attack." -
Boy, they ushered me
right on back, "EKG to
Room 5." They gave me an
aspirin, .a nitro patch,
something in the IV that
had magically appeared in'
my left arm, and last, but
Snot least, a shot in my
stomach. (All heart

attack/stroke damage pre-
venters, I learned later.)
They had to shave my
chest where the EKG leads
attach, which we .will talk
more on later, but things
looked good for the
moment. Unfortunately,
the best I could do was tell
them something was not
right, and other then the
pain I had behind my right
shoulder blade the day
before, I had no chest pain,
and no shortness of breath,
just an odd breathing pat-
tern. Tingling in the fingers
and toes, and bouts of con-
"fusion, something is just not
right. /
That was all I could give
Once they established I
wasn't going to crash on
them, a game plan was
devised. They would check
my blood for some kind of
marker for the next 24
hours, and try to get me set
up for a stress test and one
of those MRI things they
do with the dye in you.
(Crap, the class would have
to be postponed.)
But wait. They were
able, due to the earliness of
my arrival, able to get me
in for the test that day!! .
To make a long story
sort, ( I know, too late for
that) I spent the day test-
ing. They keep you in a
staging area for your turn
on either the treadmill or
the MRI machine.,
As a side note, I did dis-
cover a, little known fact'
about hospitals. Each of
these stations I had to visit
had their own set of elec-
trode things they had to
glue to my chest. I collected
largee number of them by
the end *of the day, each
required the use of a razor.
At the stress test site, I
asked to use the bathroom.
In there. was a big mirror
-and I got a glimpse of my
checkerboard chest. The
first thought was I looked
like the guy from the movie
The 40 year old Virgin (if
you have not seen that
movie, that won't make a
bit of sense), but then
saw something even' more
shocking. Nurses were
writing notes on the elec-
trodes, in effect, using
patients as a sort of travel-
ing sticky note board. If
they knew I was going to
the stress test room next
and "Jill" was Yworking
there, "Sue" could put on
my electrode, "Jill, lunch at
12:30 at. Arby's. Sue" or
whatever. I felt so used.
Nancy had been there
with me and was waiting
I did real well on the
stress test, my blood pres-
sure did spike, but the
heart part looked good.
The lady doctor that ,super-
vised did real well. and
questioned me afterwards.
This is when the puzzle
began to be solved. She
introduced the idea that
what I had suffered was an

Horsemen continued'

Then Travis Anderson
.hammered a 2-run home-
run over the centerfield
Calhoun County posted
their final run in the sev-
enth inning. Duke
Anderson reached on a
fielding error by third base-
man Travis Anderson:
With two outs Chad Bailey
reached on an infield single
to the right side but first
baseman Robbie Fleck
threw wide of the bag after
Anderson had crossed first
base and Duke Anderson
went to third on the mis-
cue. Ben Faurot worked'
the count full before line-
driving a single into left
centerfield to score
Timmy Young earned
the win for the Diamond
Dawgs. He faced 32 bat-
ters in 7 innings of work,
allowed 3 earned runs off of

7 hits, struck out 8 batters
and walked only 2
Going the distance for
the Horsemen, Jeremy
Barber (7-2) was saddled
with only his second loss of
the season. Of the 41 bat-
ters he faced he allowed 12
earned runs, struck. out 3
and walked 5 batters.
The other leading batter
for Liberty County besides.
Travis Anderson and Brian
Herndon, was Jaime
Parrish who was 2-for-4, he
scored twice. and had a
.Calhoun County's offen-
sive leader was Ben Faurot
who went 3-for-4 (including
a 3-run homerun); he
scored a run and racked up
4 RBI. Other leading hit-
ters were: Chad Bailey,
who singled in his two plate
appearances; Greg Betts
and Josh McIntosh both

went 1-for-3 and Betts
scored a run.
Game 2 was tied 2-2 in
the fourth inning when a
thunderstorm suspended
play. The teams' managers
and the league's commis-
sioner decided the date and
time to complete that game
after the paper went to
press. (Check next week's
issue for details.)

The regular season's
finale is this Sunday. The
Horsemen will be looking
to bounce back from this
loss as they entertain the
Chattahoochee Redbirds at
Altha High School's field.
The first pitch of the dou-
ble-header is slated for 1
pm (CT). At the same time
the Diamond Dawgs will be
squaring off against the
Jackson Jays at Cottondale
High School's field.

anxiety attack. My first
reaction was, "My God, I
have Mel Brooks disease!"
But then, in a mad attack
of macho, I thought, I
would rather have had a
heart attack.
Anxiety attack??
Doesn't that mean I would
have been stuck in a corner,
dribbling spit and afraid of
space aliens???
We talked, she
explained 'more to me
about the condition. That
her own husband had trou-
bles. How it can develop
over time, that stress can
worsen it. That it can be
treated. I was beginning to
feel better about the idea,
and even could think of
similar "attacks" that I
may have had in the past.
My sister and niece had
come by, I gave them the
current prognosis and we
talked about people she
.knew that had been treated
for the same. This was a
revelation that would be
repeated often over the
next week, as I spoke with
friends and family. (Of
course, one lady waiting
there in "staging" told us
that anxiety attacks was
just what they told you
when they couldn't figure
out what was
in every crowd I suppose.)
I, already had a physical
scheduled for the' next
See J.K. CONT'D, page 12

Football, soccer signups

planned in Liberty County

The month of August
has been set for registration
month for the fall Liberty
County Recreation pro-
Participants can register
at the Recreation
Department in the Civic
Center anytime throughout
the month of August or on
two special registration
The first of those days
will be Saturday August 1
at the Civic Center in
Bristol. Time will be from
9 am until noon.
The second of those days
will be Saturday August 15
at the Hosford School Gym.
Time will be from 9 am
until noon.
No registrations will be

taken after August 31st.
Ages for football are 7-
12 as of June 1. Soccer
ages are 5-13 as of June 1.
Cost for football is $50.
Cost for soccer is $30. A
copy of birth certificates
should be brought to, sign-


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Mrs. Vonnie Inez Duke,
87, of Blountstown, FL,
died Tuesday morning, July
14, 2009, in Blountstown.'
Mrs. Duke was born in
Calhoun County and had
lived here for most of her
life. She was a retired tax
collector for Calhoun
County and a member of
the Magnolia, Baptist
Church near Blountstown.
Mrs. Duke was preced-
ed in death by her husband,
M.J. Duke, and a son
LaWayne Duke.
Survivors ificlude one
son, LaDon Duke, and his
wife, Alice, of Blountstown;
one daughter, Jerane Spain,
and her husband, Jack, of
Blountstown; two brothers,
R.O. Traylor of
Blountstown and Horace
Traylor o( Sneads; two sis-
ters, Verna O'Brian of
Blountstown and Lorene
Richter of White City;
seven grandchildren, 13
great grandchildren and
two great-great grandchil-
Funeral services were
held Thursday, July 16, at
2:00 p.m. (CT) from the
Peavy Funeral Home
Chapel, Blountstown.
Interment followed in Pine
Memorial Cemetery,
All arrangements_ were
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home,
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-

Mr. Eli "Ddde" Rives of
Blountstown, FL, departed
this life on Sunday, July 12,
2009, in the Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital in
Funeral services were
held Saturday, July 18, at
2:00 p.m. at -the St..Paul
African Methodist
Episcopal Church with
Elder Adrian Abner,
Minister Shelia 'Trammel,
Elder G.B. Sheard, and
Rev. David Rhone, Sr. offi-
ciating. Interment followed
in the Magnolia Cemetery.
Mr. Rives leaves'to cher-
ish his memories four
daughters, Pearlie Moore of
Blountstown, Francis
Carter (Vanderbilt) of
Montgomery, Rose .Moore
(Leon) of Blountstown and
Barbara Dunkle of
Blountstown; two sons,
Kenny. Rives (Libby) of
Gainesville,. and Craig.
Rives (Patricia) of Bristol;
two sisters, Josie Bell
Reeves of Blountstown and
Sara Miller of Houston; two
sisters-in-law; 22 grandchil-
dren, and 48 great-grand-
children; special friend,
George Dunklin of
Blountstown; and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins,
other relatives, and many
dear friends.
Vann Funeral Home,
Marianna, Fla. was in.
charge of the arrangements
(ph. 850-482-3300).

Camp E.D.G.E. at
First Pentecostal

Blountstown First
Pentecostal Holiness
Church invites all children,
kindergarten and up, to go
the EDGE for Vacation'
Bible School.
"Camp E.D.G.E.:
Experience + Discover
God Everywhere" is an
extreme adventure camp
taking' kids on exciting
Bible treks to experience
and discover God every-
where, every day.
The fun begins July
27th and ends July 31st
from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at
Blountstown First
Pentecostal Holiness
Church at 17000 NW
Angle St. ,
To join in on all the
"extreme fun" at "Camp
E.D.G.E, call Ms. Dot at
the church office at 674-
8864, for more information
or to pre-register.

Altha Baptist will

live through Him.
Children age three
through grade 6 are admit-
ted free from 5:30-8:30
p.m., Sunday through
Thursday. In this one-week
adventure, you will hear
Bible stories, participate in
cool crafts, motivating
music, eat 'att the G'day
Cafe, and play games at
Recreation Rock. Call 762-
3348 for more information.
Saturday, July 25, will
be the Kick-off event from
4-8pm: Enjoy some fun in
the sun on the "Down
Under" water slide! Wear
you swimsuits and join ,us
as we "make a big splash" in
preparation, for our jour-
Boomerang Express : It
All Comes Back to Jesus
will be an event to remem-
ber! Come join us!
Contact Miriam
McIntosh, 762-3348 for
more information. The
church is located one block
west of Hwy 71, between
Chipola Street (Hwy
274W) and Broad Street.

A Thought

to Pememer

Tm Adams

There is a quote by Thomas
Lynch, "It's as normal as the
common cold. People who love
grieve. There are no exceptions."
Grief may be normal, yet saying it
is normal does not minimize its
difficulty. Grief is one of life's most
challenging' experiences. We
don't know what to expect, what
emotions we will experience, or
how long. we will grieve. To
experience grief is to
acknowledge that you have loved
someone, and' now that person
has gone. If you hadn't needed
that relationship, or risked the
emotional attachment, you
wouldn't be feeling the loss. It is a
high compliment- to any
relationship that we miss It
enough to shed a tear. Tears are
not a sign of weakness, but an
indication of how special the
relationship was, and now that it
is gone, we miss it.
We hope you find comfort in
your cherished memories;..and
may love be what you remember
most of all.

674-5449 643-5410

It's Vacation Bible
School at Altha First
Baptist Church like you've
never experienced before!
Hop on board the
Boomerang Express!
Travel to the Land Down
Under for a week of non-
stop, action. as you learn
how it all comes back to
Jesus. Each day's Bible
study will help kids discov-
er how to have a relation-
* ship with Jesus. By the end
of the week you will have
learned what it means to

Williams Memorial

Williams Memorial
Methodist Church in Scotts
Ferry invites you to a fish
fry with a movie to follow
on Saturday, July 25, at
5:30 p.m.
Please join us in the fel-
lowship hall and enjoy fish
with all the "trimmings",
desserts, drinks, etc. Meet
and fellowship with your
friends and neighbors as
you enjoy a great meal and
movie afterwards. There is

She was preceded in C AN I Y ,W J A.l WIm
death, by her husbands, by Rev. A W. W
Robert J. Flanders, Sr. and by Rev. R.W Waterman
James A. Shelton; a son,
Ferrell Shelton; sisters, The Lord Checks Everyone Out!,
Lillie Sewell Free, Psalm 11:5
Samantha Sewell Brooks Donna Goodrich wrote: My husband's former job as a dri-
and Agnbes Seell; broth- very's license examiner required pufitng the applicant through.

Sewell' aihd' an iifant't sn,'- a series of examinations, including a written test, an eyetest,
Glenn Terrell Shelton. then the driving test.
Survivors inrilude two This final test involved stopping and starting, signaling to
sons, Robert Flanders, Jr. of turn, yielding to other drivers,' and basically following instruc-
Altha and Dennis Shelton tions. Upon receiving a specific score, the driver received his
of Plant City, FL; two or her first-time license or a renewal.
daughters, ,"a Roberta Do you ever feel your life is almost like a driving test with
Flanders Slay 'of Mobile,
AL, and Melva Shelton of a heavenly Examiner? He has given us a rule book contain-
Plant City, FL; 15 grand- ing the answers to life's questions, but we need to study it
children, '26 great grand- regularly. We receive our initial experience when we're con-
children and 13 great-great verted, with renewals during special times of blessing from
grandchildren. the Lord.
SFuneral services were in our lives we learn that the "stops' of "a good man," as
held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, well as the "steps,' are ordered by the Lord.' (Psalm 37:23).

Funeral Home Chapel with And we learn to yield to others and to God's will. Basically,
Reverend David we just need to follow His instructions.
Throckmorton officiating. Yes, God tests us, as metal is tested, .to see what we're
Interment followed in -the made of and to purify us. But our reward is more than just
New Shiloh Cemetery near a piece of plastic with our picture; its eternal life with Him.
Althams Funeral' Home Help us prepare each day, for that finaltest to come.
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or online at
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Grief support group

meeting at RiverTown

Feelings of grief and loss
can be overwhelming. For
this reason, Covenant
Hospice offers' a monthly
grief support group, in
Blountstown at RiverTown
Community Church located.
at 19359 SR 71 N, in the
Life Center Rm. 103 from
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on
the last Thursday of every
month. Those who attend
will have the opportunity to

explore their grief in a safe
and caring environment.
The next meeting will be
on Thursday, July 30. The
support group is free but
registration .is required.
Light refreshments will be
served. To register for this
support group, or for addi-
tional information, call
January McKeithan at
482-8520 or 888-817-

Synergy Youth Ministry

serving specialty lunches

Synergy Youth Ministry
is excited to offer specialty
lunches the final Sunday of
each month at Hosford's
very own {synergy bistro}.
The menu will include
soups, salads, sandwiches,
quiche, desserts and bever-
ages each month. As a
service project, the Synergy
Youth will be delivering the
leftover food to families in
the community. If you
know someone who could'
benefit from this service,.
please let us' know:
The bistro will be serv-
ing lunch from 12:00pm-
1:30pm on Sunday,. July

.26th, at the Grace United
Methodist Church fellow-
ship hall in Hosford, and is
open to the public. (Take
out available.) Costs range
from $3 for a la carte items
to $10 for combinations of 3
items. All combinations
come with dessert and
drink. Families of 4 or
more will receive discount-
ed rates on combinations.
For more information,
please visit: www.evyand- We
hope you are able to join us
on July 26th for the grand
opening of {synergy bistro}.
It is sure to be a tasteful


15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
-Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
48482825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School
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Blountstown First

Assembly 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...7:00 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

no charge. Please bring
your folding chairs for the
movie outside. In case of
rain, the movie will be
shown in the fellowship
Mark your calendars,
July 25, 5:30 p.m. at
Williams Memorial
Methodist Church, Scotts
Ferry, Highway 71, approx-
imately '12 miles South of

VBS July 27-31 at
Victory Hill PHC

Get ready to join us at
Victory Hill' PH. Church
for an exciting week of
Vacation Bible School,
beginning July 27 and end-
ing July 31.
Each night, we'll have a
roaring good time learning
how to "Get Ready for the
King!" Activities, for all
ages, will begin each night
at 6:00 PM., ending at 8:00
PM. A 'light evening meal
will be provided.
Victory Hill is located on
Ashley Shiver Road,' off
Highway 71, north ; of
Blountstown. For ques-
tions or directions, contact
Pastor Dewayne Tolbert at

"Women's Day"
program July 26

Greater Faith Temple in
Blountstown will hold their
annual Women's Day pro-
gram on Sunday, July 26,
at 4 p.m. The speaker will
be Dolly Simmons Reed.,
Pastor/Superintendent is
A.J. Davis.

For more information,
call 674-8348.

The River Flows
Conference set

The River Flows '
Conference, sponsored by
Someone To Care *
International Ministries, ,
Inc. will be held Aug. 7-8, ,
from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
at the Civic Center in i
DeFuniak Springs.
The event is free and
the -public is invited to *
attend. Please RSVP by :
calling 850-547-3299 or ,
e m a i I i n g
someonetocare@someone- i i
Many speakers, pastors i
and praise & worship teams
will be ministering over the !
two full day conference.
Please make your reserva-
tions early. No fees but,
please, if possible, RSVP
Speakers include award 1
winning songwriter Javetta
Saunders, Rev. Shirley J.
Cunningham, Founder &
Pastor of Someone To Care
International Ministries, 1
Sandra McClelland, i
Director of Someone To
Care International and a /
successful local business- i
woman, and Pastor
Leonard Blount from
Come and worship with
us and bring your heart full
of praise.



Call 674-5041

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20869 S.E. Sherry Ave., Blountstown, Florida 32424 I
I Phone: 850/674-2633
Established in 1980 I
Authorized to grant all Theological degrees g
Courses for ministers, lay workers, Sunday School Teachers
and others.
Now Enrolling for Summer session to begin in August.
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Chritian HomeFree illBaptist Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424
Sunday Services Ron Burger, Pastor
Sunday School...9:45 AM 850-674-5194
Morning Worship...ll1:00 AM 850-674-5194
Evening Wrship...6:0 PM
EveningWo PMemal:
Wednesday Service...6:00 PM Come Be Oar Guest!

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

S- 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
Telephone: 674-8254 Email:

For Information on Placing Your Church in t4e Directory, Please Call 674-5041

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Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL
HONE: (850)643-

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For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041

Mellie Shelton; 97, odf
Altha, passed away
Saturday, July 18,2009, in.
Mrs. Shelton was born
on September 3, 1911, to
the late John Bryant Sewell
and Callie White Sewell.
She was a lifelong resident
of Calhoun County and was
a member of the First
Baptist Church in

The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 11

Industrial Park cont'd

RACEC, made up of would initially spring forth
Calhoun, Frainklin, from the project. In addi-
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, tion, job creation could be
Jackson, Liberty and valued at $30 million to
Washington counties and $46 million (with an annu-
the Freeport community in al average wage of
Walton County, jointly $44,000). These numbers
decided that the Calhoun are small compared with
Industrial Park would, be -large metropolitan areas,
the site for its Catalyst but could reinvigorate a
project. rural region.
This site was chosen for
its location, resources and Site for sore eyes
marketability. The Calhoun Industrial
With the site's proximi- Park began as an extension
ty to ports,. forestry of the Calhoun County
resources, workforce make- Airport, built in 1991. The
up and other factors, inde- airport is working to get
pendent consultants identi- runways paved and has
fied the targeted industry built new -hangars for air-
for the region as: green craft storage.
engineering. and building As the only airport in
materials, storm resistant the area north of the
buildings, innovations with Panama City flight center,
composite material, distri- facility officials have
bution and logistics, and received inquiries from
cutting-edge technologies. Bay County residents on
- Rick Marcum, moving planes up froin the
Opportunity Florida's existing Panama City air-
executive director and proj- port since" storage fees at
ect coordinator, says the the, new international cen-
deepwater ports in Panama ter are expected to sky-
City and Port St. Joe are a rocket.
key component for luring According to Vickery,
the targeted industries.' the 146-acre industrial
Marcum believes that park currently has. 10 air.-
when St. Joe Company plane hangars, sewer, water
reversed its direction for and electric service, a min-
the development of Port St. imal water treatment facili-
Joe from residential and ty and has completed fed-
retail to a commercial dral, and state regulatory
deep-water port communi-- .agency permitting for
ty, the region realized its improvements to the exist-
potential for distribution- ing infrastructure. Parcels
dependent industry. of various sizes are already,
Cambridge Systematics, set aside and zoned for
a consultancy hired to eval- shovel-ready business.
uate, the RApCEC's 'oten- The Calhoun. County
tial, estimated in 2006 that Chamber" of Commerce is
100 to 150, jobs not already actively promoting
including subcontractors the site as a cradle for new

SchoolBd. cont'd

we need to organize, around
the citizens in this county,"
Hassig tells The County
Record. "Some of them.
have to work arid even if
they don't have anything to
say at the meeting, they
should be able to come and
observe." -
'Kelly "King '(district 2)
suggested moving the meet-

.ing .date to. the second
Monday as opposed to the
-:.second Tuesday. Hassig
agreed, but no action was
taken. According .to the
minutes, th vote stands to
hold meetings at 4 p.m. on
the second Tuesday and
revisit the issue at.the orga-
nizational meeting in

1~1 L~mN~

Legal Notice
Sealed bids will be received by the\
.Calhoun County School Board until 5:00
P.M.-, CDT, Monday, August 3, 2009, for the
purchase of the following:
LP Gas for use In lunchrooms and schools
of Calhoun County.
Any additional information or bid forms
required may be obtained at the Office of
the School Superintendent, 20859 Central
Ave. E., Rm. G-20,' Blountstown, Florida.
Bid forms must be used by each bidder
submitting a bid. Otherwise bids will not be
Any bid submitted after, the specified hour
and date will not be opened or considered.
The Board accepts no responsibility for
mailed proposals that arrive at the
Superintendent's Office after the above
stated time, even though the envelope may
reflect a postmark prior to the above date.
The Board reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bidi. The decision of the
Board will be final. No bid may be with-
drawn by any bidder for a period of thirty
(30) days after bids are opened.
Kelly King, Chairman
Calhoun County School Board
Tommy McClellan, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools

Legal Notice
The Calhoun County School Board pro-
poses to introduce and amend policies for
Calhoun County Schools as follows:
. Introducing and Amending Policy:
Policy 5.14 Homeless Students
Policy 5.64 Nutrition, Physical Fitness,
and Wellness
Policy 6.531 DROP
Policy 6.81 Social Security Number
Collection and Usage
Policy 6.912 Terminal Sick Leave and
Vacation Pay
The entire proposals are available for view-
ing at the School Superintendent's Office,
Room G-20, Calhoun County Court
House, Blountstown, Florida.
A hearing will be held on the above policies
In the Courthouse irn Blountstown, Florida
at the Regular School Board meeting on
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
Kelly King, Chairperson
Calhoun County School Board
Wilson T. McClellan, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools

Legal Notice
CASE NO.2009-0066-DR
Bonnie Torres,
Luis Torres,
To: Luis Torres
Address: 1511 168th Street, Pembroke
Pines, Fl. 33028

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written,
defenses, if any, to it on Bonnie Torres,
whose address is RO. Box 1003,
Blountstown, FL 32424 on or before
August 7; '2009, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 20859 Central
'.Ave., E., Room 130, Blountstown, FL
32424, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered against you for
the Felief demanded' In the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified' of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cufrent
Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers In
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,;Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedures, requires certain
automatic 'disclosure of documents and
Information. Failure to comply can result In
sanctions, Including dismissal or striking of
Dated this July 2, 2009.
Ruth W. Attaway,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Legal Notice
CASE NO.2009-0163-DR
Gloria Jean Juarez,
: Petitioner
Benito Gutierrez Juarez,
To: Benito Gutierrez Juarez,
Address: PO. Box 280053, Tampa, FL
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, If any, to It on Gloria Jean
Juarez, whose address is P.O. Box 244,
Bloqntstown, FL 32424 on or before
August 7, 2009, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 20859 Central
Ave., E., Room 130, Blountstown, FL
32424, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in
thlq lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedures, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
Information. Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal or striking of
Dated this July 8, 2009.
Ruth W. Attaway,
Clerk of the Circuit Court

industry. And Marcum
points out that regional
leaders are in talks with
industry in Peru and the
U.S. military.
Calhoun County
Commissioner Dan Wyrick-
says local leaders are com-
mitted to moving ahead on
their own if funding is jeop-
ardized by the state's eco-
nomic woes but points to
permitting as the main
obstacle to bringing indus-
try to Florida.
While the airport
already has Department of
Transportation money to
pave its runvways, it took
two years to get a state
environmental permit to do
so and the county is still
waiting on approval from
the Army Corps of
Part of the Catalyst pro-
ject's benefit is to help
streamline the permitting
process. Early 'in the
process Enterprise Florida
brought together officials
from all the major permit-
ting agencies for a pre-per-
mitting review.

The best laid plans
Enterprise : Florida
planned to spend $2 mil-
lion for the Rural Catalyst
Project. After site evalua-
tion and consulting fees,
approximately $1.5 million
was to be -left for domestic
and international market-
ing for the four state sites.
The '' Rural
Infrastructure Fund,

Industrial Park near
Blountstown is heading full
steam toward shovel-ready
development that promises to
bring new prosperity to the I-
10 corridor.

administered by the
Governor's Office of
Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development, is
on tap to fund infrastruc-
ture studies and possibly
improvements.' In the
2008-09 fiscal year, the
fund was flush with $4.7
million to spend statewide.
But this year's budget-dec-
imating legislative session
cut it to $1.5 million for FY
09-10, meaning local proj-
ects will have to rely more
on their own fundraising
. abilities to keep the project
moving forward.
Enterprise Florida plans
to convene a "Funder's,
Strategy" meeting to help
identify grants to fund the
necessary improvements'to
get the Calhoun site shovel-
ready. Luckily, the City of

Babysitter cont'd

ities, Benditt mentioned
that her husband had hired
Mayo to babysitt their son
while they were' in South
IFlorida in the process of
moving. When the child
returned home from school
one day, his Play Station
Portable and three games
were missing from his bed-
room. Benditt said she did-
n't believe Mayo stole the
i .Vajor Rodney. :Smith

spoke with Mayo who
denied any knowledge of
the theft. However, further
investigation revealed that
Mayo had sold the Play'
Station and games to Game
Stop in Marianna for $88.
A warrant was issued for
Mayo's arrest and she was
taken into custody last
week. She was released
from the Calhoun County
Jail ,pending an Aug., 26,
court date.':;,:.... j

Blountstown was awarded
$300,000 for its infrastruc-
ture and engineering analy-
sis work at the Catalyst
Bringing this project to
fruition is key to the area's
economic future. Ad val-
orem taxes paid by indus-
trial park businesses will be
shared by all the counties
- a key reason they were
able to put aside their terri-
torial issues. For rural
areas with low populations
and declining property val-
ues, any addition to the tax
roll revenue is met with
welcome anticipation.

Determination is key
So, what's in store for
the Calhoun Industrial
Park? The Rural
Infrastructure Fund grant
will allow project leaders to
determine what infrastruc-
ture impr6vegients they
need to get the site ready.
After that, they'll have to
rely on various state and
federal grant programs -

and federal stimulus money
- to pay for any needed
While the timeline may
change due to budget
crunches, Commissioner
Wyrick maintains that
Calhoun County is commit-
ted to doing the project
whether it's funded by the
state or not.
According to Enterprise
Florida, this regional focus
is a new trend that goes all
the way up to the federal
level and the Calhoun
project is at the leading
edge of that movement.
"Now that Green Circle
Bio is in Cottondale, busi-
ness leaders in Sweden are
suddenly asking, 'What's
Northwest Florida?'"
Vickery points out, refer-
ring to a plant that is con-
verting Florida pine trees
to wood pellets that are
shipped to. Europe and
burned with coal to provide
cleaner energy. "That one
business has brought us lots
of international attention."

Twilight cont'd

.Gardner .has spent most
of his life working with com-
puters even learning how
to read on one. as a small
child. His love for video
gaming grew over' the
years, leading'to his career
choice, as a game software
Because he says many
games based. on movies
often have "disastrous
results," Gardner is deter-
mined to make sure that
isn't the case with his
Twilight game.
"I remember watching
Twilight and thinking of
how awesome it would be to
play as a vampire within
:the Twilight universe," he
said. "I would like to be
able to play vampire base-
ball with, other people with-
in the game. Also, I wanted

tion that I want to explore
in the game is what do the
Cullens do in their free time
such as hobbies, collections,
and other things that they
do. When you don't have to
sleep at night, and you are
immortal, what kind of.
things would you do with
your free time?"
.Gardner -is hoping to
provide fans with a place to
"live out their dreams
about Twilight and learn
more about the Twilight
universe." But his number
one goal is clear: "To
exceed the expectations of
fans everywhere and to add
more depth to the great
universe that Stephenie
Meyer has provided for all
of us."

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J.K Newsome's column continued

week, so all relevant test
results were forwarded to
my regular doctor, and I
was free to go home. Once
there, it was time for my
wife to go and pick up our
son from football practice.
She told me to take a nap.
I told her I would, but I had
to figure out how to add
"de-stressing" to my
already busy schedule.
Then I called the boss and
-filled him in.
I was able to work the
next day, knowing what
was wrong was huge help in
feeling better.
Class was held, but as
an odd twist, we were
paged out to an "elderly
male who thinks he is
dying" just as I was loading
up the car to leave and set
up for class. We were able
to stabilize him til EMS
arrived then dash off to
class. (Another odd event,
after the class was done
and I was home, I was sit-
ting on my front porch at
home, watching the sunset,
enjoying the quiet, reflect-
ing on the strange week,
when we got paged out for
a head injury from a con-
struction rest
for the weary. Book ends to

the class, I suppose.)
I went for the physical
and talked with my Doctor
Bristol about the whole ER
thing. 'llrns out he knows
the Doc who did the stress.
test, and said she was good. is the tie in.
He explained to me
about how the whole fight
or flight thing our brains
use to prepare us for run-
ning or for battle can some-
times go off and cause these
anxiety attacks. AND one
of the biggest triggers turns
out to be...NIGHT-
MARES. $o, the whole
dream of being taken out
by the car sliding to the
bridge where I was stuck,
the same one that Nancy
pulled me thru all those
years back, battling back
her own fear of bridges, big
trucks and towing cars, all.
suddenly made perfect
sense...I think.
Point is, you have an
attack, and V.he body reacts
by increasing blood pres-
sure, adrenaline, respirato-
ry rate, etc. You don't know
what is wrong, so anxiety
kicks in, and just adds to
the problem. At last I know
how to describe the "odd"
feeling I had. I was fright-

ened but, there was no
enemy (but my thoughts)
so I could not formulate a
defense, which made the
situation worse. I have
been in some very scary
situations, but knowing
what the situation was, and
what I felt was best to han-
dle it, and don't even think
my blood pressure went up,
so this was like fright...but
not knowing of what.
The treatment? Blood
pressure meds to control
the spikes, anti depressants
as needed, and most impor-
tantly...calm down, don't
sweat the small stuff.
A good friend has been
hounding me sense this
event. "What is bothering
you?" There is no answer.
Trust me, my life is good,
there is no one thing to
point to. I just have to learn
to relax.

My dad calls it a wake
up call. For those of you.
who have had a similar
feeling, get, yourself
For all of you, borrow
my wake up call. I know
this is not near as cata-
strophic event as many of
you have faced, or have a

friend of family member
who has. By no means is
this a "poor me" story.
It is a request. Take a
breath, take it easy. Get a
physical. Tell someone if
something is wrong.
And most important-
ly...never let your wife pull
you with a tow strap.

(I promise sweetie...I
am not blaming you.)
PS. On June 17, 2006,
Nancy and I had our 25th
wedding anniversary. Our
silver anniversary. I feel the
silver of our 25th is the sil-
ver in our hair. I would wish
that no one suffer thru a
perfect marriage, how bor-

ing that would be. Any sil-
ver hairs I have earned
over the last 28 years as a
result of married conflict
are trophies to our union
and testament to our desire
to keep it that way. May
we always be soul mates.
May all your conflicts
end in resolve.

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The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 13

Saturday,July 25th 8:00
Washington County School
Board, Chipley, FL
Vo-Tech Drivers Training Yard
(Behind old high school, 661
Rustin Drive, Chipley)
10- School Buses, Pickups,
Autos, Stainless Lunchroom


Medicaid Provider
Provider Number: 692046296
HCBS: Companion, Personal
Care Assistance, Respite Care
PO Box 1048, Gretna, FL 32332
Phone: 850-856-9707
Cell: 850-264-7949

Help Wanted
Perform medical lab tests,
procedures & analysis. Bachelor's.,
2 yrs exp & FL Clinical Laboratory
Technologist License req.,
Salary comm w/exp.
Dana Melvin, Lab Mgr.
Calhoun Liberty Hospital
20370 NE Burns Ave,
PO'Box419, Blountstown, FL

Equipment, Sewing
Machines, Misc. Items
Mason Auction & Sales LLC
850-263-0473 Office
850-258-7652 Chad
850-849-0792 Gerald


1993 Chevy Silverado, V6
standard, 2 wheel drive, new
motor, transmission, front end,
brakes, tires and rims, Ujoints,
and drive shaft, CD player.
Motor has 50,000 miles and the
transmission has 30,000 miles.
Call 639-5081 or 643-7096, if
no answer please leave a mes-
1994 Ford Van, silver in color,
$2800. Call 674-3264.

Farm Workers
Cro0p Laborers
Schuylerville, NY area. 5 temp. positions,
August 30 to August 31, at Saratoga
Apple. Workers needed for apple picking,
pruning, grubbing, and clearing fields.
Much heavy lifting, standing,,bending, and
climbing required. Hourly wage for
orchard work is $8.87 per hour. Fresh
market apples $0.75 per 11/8 bu. Drops
$0.50 per 1 1/8 bu. Min. prod. standard of
60 boxes per day required. No overtime.
Work guaranteed for 3.4 of contract.
period. Tools provided w/o cost. Housing'
provided to workers who reside outside of
commuting distance. Contact NYS Dept.
'of Labor at (518) 457-7001, job order
number NY0912882.

Local Trade and Vendor Notice

New Blountstown High School

Culpepper Construction Company is seeking
local subcontractors and vendors to participate
in providing services and materials for the New
Blountstown High School project.

If you're. interested in participating in this
project, please contact us at 850-224-3146 or

Calhoun County School Board


The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting
applications for the following position:

Math Teacher
Blountstown High School

*Terms of Employment: 10 Months.
Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary
Schedule and Experience
*Applicant Qualifications:. Appropriate State of Florida
Apply online at
Applications must be completed by. 3:30 p.m. on
Monday, July.27, 2009.
A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is
available at Blountstown High School.
Questions concerning this job opening may be
directed to Mr. Tommy McClellan, Superintendent, or
Duane Barber, Principal. ', ,,
Employment opportunities are offered without regard
. to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or.
marital status .. .

Equal Opportunity Employer

July 22, 2009:

Calhoun County School Board


The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting
applications for the following position:

Blountstown Middle School

*Terms of Employment: 12 Months
* Salary; Range: Commensurate with Current Salary
Schedule and Experience
* Applicant Qualifications: Skills involving building
maintenance (minor plumbing and electrical
maintenance and repairs) and grounds maintenance
* Apply online at
Applications must be completed by July 28, 2009.
* A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is
available at Blountstown Middle School.
* Questions concerning this job opening may be
directed to Mr. Tommy McClellan, Superintendent, or
Mrs, Neva Miller, Principal.
* Employment opportunities are offered without regard
to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or
marital status.

Equal Opportunity Employer

July 22, 2009

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

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-

Computers for sale new or
factory refurbished computers,
Monitors, Inkjet & Laser
Printers, CD's, 'CD-ROM, CD
Drives, Zip Drives, SparQ Drive
and Software. Call Russell A.
Peterson at (850) 674-2958,
17785 Crozier St., Blountstown.
E m a i I :
Camper for sale. Call Danny
or Deborah Hassig at 674-
9295. "
Washer & dryer, (washer is
like new), $275 for both. Call

Craftsman radial arm saw;
-Craftsman drill press; ENCO
metal lathe & attachments; 7"
.skillsaw with carrying case;
portable air compressor; 5 HP .
Briggs & Stratton; 2 Hog finish-
ing pens w/auto waters. Call'

Man 8" lace up boots, size 9B,
light weight Fin & Feather, like
new. Paid $1.19, asking $50.
Call 674-8055.'
42" cut riding lawn mower,
bag with it, call 674-3641.
19" color tv, $50; loveseat,
$20; cabinet, $20; boys shoes,
$1. pair. Call 674-3264.

King size bed mattress, box
springs and frame, $100; 2.sets
of .sheets free. with purchase!
Call 674-5940, leave message.
Taupe-colored loth recliner in
great condition, $40. Call 762-

Full size sleeper in great con-
dition, .couch 'is. cloth. Been
used very little, $100. Call 762-

Moving free to a good home,
1-1/2 year,old tortoise shelled
female cat, spayed, very play-
ful. Call 639-9771.

Chihuahua Puppies, 9 weeks
old. 1 male, 3 females, $75.00
each. Call 674-4060 after 6:00
p.m. or 447-1777 anytime.


PRISESI Earn up to $700 per
Week after training. Great
Benefits No Experience need.
ed! Local 15-day CDL Training
Available With TDI 1-877-214-
A Terrific Opportunity!'
Liberty National Life Insurance
$100,000+ Earning Potential,
Benefits, Pension, 401(k),
BCBS Insurance for those who
qualify! Call 1-800-257-5500.
Farmworkers Needed
September 1 October 16.
Everett Orchards, Peru, NY-
(518) 643-6824, located in New
York's Champlain Valley. Up to
45 .temporary positions. Pick
apples. Tools and equipment
supplied at no cost. Picking
piece rates are $.70 per 1 1/8
bu. fresh market std. $.64 per 1
1/8 bu. fresh mark dwf. $.40 per
1 1/8 bu. drops. Guaranteed
$9.70 per hour. Worker must
pick sufficient quantity of apples
per day to meet productivity'
standards. Workers guaran-
teed 3/4 of total workdays.
Housing provided at no cost
and transportation and subsis-
tence reimbursed to workers liv-
ing outside normal commuting
area. Contact local State
Workforce -Agency." Job Order
#NY 0911080.

CHIPOLA COLLEGE is recruiting for a

Master's degree with a major in Sociology or a
Master's degree with at least 18 graduate semester
hours in Sociology required. Additional 18 graduate
semester hours in one of the following disciplines
preferred: Geography, History, Political Science, or



Contact Human Resources at (850)718-2269, Monday
through Thursday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm for application

July 22, 29

Calhoun County School Board


The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications
for the following position:

Altha Public School

*Terms of Employment: 12 months/40 hours per week
Salary: Range: Commensurate with Salary/Schedule and
Experience -"
*. Applicant Qualifications: Possess the necessary skills and
training to do general custodian duties and light maintenance.
Applications are available online, at http:// Apply online by July 28, 12:00 AM
*A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is available
at Altha Public School.
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mr.
Tommy McClellan, Superintendent, or Ms. Ladona Kelley,
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap 6r marital status.
Equal Opportunity Employer
July22, 2009

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New 1598 sq. ft. BRICK 3 bed-
room, 2 bath home with garage,
in Altha on paved street in
Wallace Subdivision. City
water, Oak cabinets with granite
tops, .kitchen appliances, tile
,and laminate flooring.
$129,900.00. Call 762-8185 or
House for sale on Finlay Ave.,
Blountstown. 1400 'sq. ft.; 3
bedroom, 2 bath; vinyl siding;
laminate floors in living room,
dining room, kitchen; carpet in
bedrooms; tile in bathrooms;,
bay window; appliances includ-
ed. $115,000 OBO. Call 447-
0951, 674-4118 or 557-4133.

1 large billy goat, $100; 1
small billy goat, $45. Call 762-

LOST Wallet between
Blountstown and Panama City.
SVery sentimental, contains nZo'te
from my wife on our wedding
day. Cash reward. Call 850-

TRADE:. 3.96 acres, 300
yards more or less, from public
boat .landing on the
Apalachicola' 'River in
Blountstown, FL. Mixed zone
use. Boundary and elevation
-survey done. Would make for
an ideal campground/RV park
with bait and tackle store, and
or bar. Property borders two
paved streets, both dead ends.
Want to trade for a lot on
Beacon Hill, St. Joe Beach or
Mexico Beach that is zoned that
will allow travel trailers. Call
850-674-5026, 674-5887, or

Looking for grown hens. Call




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Blountstown, FL 32424
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Yard sale across from Movie
Gallery, Saturday, 7:00 a.m.
until. Kids clothes, sizes 8 & up.
Call 447-0892

Yard sale Saturday, 7:00 a.m.
until at 25213, 'N. Main St., in
Altha. handmade jewelry,
women's plus size clothes,
misc. golf items, VHS movies,
microwave, asst. household
items. Watch for signs.

The County Record, JULY 22, 2009, Page 14

The Calhoun County I.. T ..-..
Sheriffs Office has added a
new convenience and safety JAIL IMPROVEMENTS
element to the jail facility.
Sheriff David Tatum and .
Lt. Ken Futch, with the .
assistance of local inmates,
are putting the final touches -A1. 7
on an addition to the jail that
provides a secure location .
for inmates to wait before
being booked. In addition,
the space features two
offices where those arrested
can meet privately with their
attorney or pastor.'
pursuit ends in arrest Investigators can also use
the rooms to conduct inter-
Of BlOuntstown. man < views with suspects.
-n -,When someone is arrest-
ed and brought to the jail,
ABlountstown man wanted on several charges In bQth Calhoun and Liberly coun- they are driven to a sally
ties was apprehended after a short pursuitlast Wednesday morning, Lt. Michael port behind a locked gate
:Bryant and Sgt. Mark 'Kipper' Mallory of the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office went to where they enter this new
the Hayes Subdivision Road home of!James Lynn ReddLck, 35, to arrest him on war- secure additiorin.and,no. -.
raonfs for grand theft auto in Calhoun County and battery, criminal mischief and violat- longer have to wait outside.
ing his probation in Liberty-County:. Reddick fled on foot and trackers from both the Lt. Futch is pictured with
Blountstown Police Department and CCSO quickly apprehended him,. adding a charge two of the inmates who have
,of resisting arrest. He is shown above being led into the Calhoun County Jail by'Ofc. been working on the.project.
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