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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
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Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: July 29, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Preceded by: Calhoun County times (Altha, Fla.)

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whiping

leas to

one arrest

BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Blountstown man
is behind bars for
allegedly pistol whipping
another man last
Wednesday night.
Cardonial B. Thomas
has been charged with
aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, a man
walked
into the
Police
Station
a n- d
reported
that
Thomas
W, a s
-be eating CARDONIAL THOMAS
,up Darryl Basford on
Lockwood Avenue..- Ofc.
Jody Hoagland respond-
ed to the area, but didn't.
locate either of the men.
About 15 minutes later,
the Sheriff's Office
received a call about a
white male with blood
See PISTOL, page 2



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UPDATE



Blountstown women charged




with murder in Slip 'N Slide case


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
The plot thickens in a
recent armed robbery case
in Liberty County that
ended in the death of the
intruder. Three
Blountstown women
accused of helping plan the
crime are now behind bars
facing murder charges.
Jessica Nicole Long, 19,
Heather Marie Ammons,
22, and Mandy Allen, 43,
have each been charged
with felony second degree
murder, along with being a
* principal in the first degree
to felony home invasion
robbery with a weapon.
According to the
Liberty County Sheriff's
Office, an anonymous tip-


st6r' spoke with
Correctional Officer Jenny
Young last Monday and
alleged that Allen and
Long had picked up
Octavius Barnes at the
Riverview RV Park in
Bristol on the afternoon of \
Sunday, July 19, driving a
silver car.
Later that evening,
Barnes, 23, wearing a ban-
danna around his face and
dressed in black like a
ninja, forced his way into
the home of 82-year-old
Bradley Harvell who owns
the Slip 'N Slide bar on CR
333 south of Bristol and
resides next door. He
allegedly struck Harvell
with a stun gun and
attempted to take all his
-money. Harvell wound up


MAND.Y ALLEN
pulling .a .357 Smith and
Wesson and shooting
Barnes in the chest and
head, resulting in his
death.
During the investigation
that followed on Monday,
Deputy Todd Wheetley of


JESSICA LONG


the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office, along with
Sgt. Mark "Kipper"
Mallory of the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office,
located Long, believed, to
be the driver of the silver
car, at her residence on


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SET FOR SATURDAY AT THE CMC CENTER

Free school supplies,


fun at Family Affair


Saturday, August 1 ii the
day! The Family Affair will
kick-off at 8AM CDT and
last until 11:00 AM CDT.
The Calhoun County
Children's Coalition has a
grand day planned for
Calhoun County's families.
A giant slide, moon walk,
trains, free food, drinks,
and, of course,, give aways
from over 25 agencies, busi-
nesses, churches and organ-.
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plies will be available for all
grades Pre-K .through 12.
The supplies are appropri-
ate for each grade. All of
this and much more for a


small donation of $1 per
child.
'The Coalition would also
like to request that those of
you who can please assist.
families in need to come to
this event. No family in
Calhoun County should be
left out. The Coalition, with
the assistance of our part-
ners, will be providing close
to 1000 bags of supplies for.-
our children to begin school
this year.
Here are things that you
need to remember. In. order
to collect your FREE school

See FAMILY AFFAIR, page 3


BY KELLI PEACOCK
DUNN
News Editor
A 19-year-old moth-
er of two was arrested
Thursday after leaving.
her small children
alone at her apart-
ment.
Darcia LaShantae
Simmons of
Blountstown has been
charged with child neg-
lect.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, an
anonymous caller con-
tacted them
Wednesday night and
advised that Simmons
had left her, two chil-
dren alone at their
home in Sutton Creek
Apartments and the
oldest one, approxi-
mately two years of
age, was outside. A
concerned woman kept
the children with her
and contacted the
apartment manager.
Ofc. Warren Tanner
responded and was
unable to locate
Simmons. Attempts to
reach her by phone


DARCIA SIMMONS


were also unsuccessful.
A representative
from the Florida
Department of
Children & Families
responded and the chil-
dren were sheltered at
10 p.m. until a grand-
mother from Gulf
County could arrive to
care for them.
Simmons was
booked into the
Calhoun County Jail
on Thursday afternoon
and released the fol-
lowing day on her own
recognizance.
She is scheduled to
appear in court Aug.
26.


Fuqua Circle in
Blountstown. The car was
found parked outside and
Long agreed to give a
taped statement.
Later that morning,

See MURDER, page 14

EDUCATION

School B&

votes to

hire lobbyist
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
The Calhoun County
School Board voted 4-1 at a
special meeting last
Tuesday to hire Tallahassee
lobbyist Patrick Bell.
According to their agree-
ment, Bell will be paid
$3000 per month to help
the School Board locate
grant funds and other rev-
enue sources, including
stimulus money.
Board member Danny
Hassig (district 5) expressed
concerns over hiring Bell
and spending $3000 a
month before goals have
been established. "We've
got to have a road map to
know where we're going
before we spend the coun-
ty's money," he remarked,
adding, "Three thousand
dollars doesn't sound like
much, but in a year when
we're laying off teachers,
$3000 is substantial."
Hassig suggested waiting
until September when state
legislative committees start
meeting before bringing
Bell on. board, giving them
time to do some planning.
Bell said work should
begin now and said he'd like
to be in on the planning
process.
See SCHOOL BOARD, page 3
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The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 2


Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary Needs Your Help



Betsy Knight caring for two




bear cubs rescued from wildfire


The Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in Calhoun County
operated by Betsy Knight is now the temporary home for
two adorable bear cubs. Back in February, the newborn
cubs were rescued by a wildlife officer during a wildfire
along the Aucilla River. They were estimated at four weeks
old and had been abandoned by their mother during the
fire. The officer nearly ran over them with a piece of heavy
equipment, but stopped just five feet before hitting them and
heard their cries. He turned them over to Betsy at the
Wildlife Sanctuary who is preparing them to return to the
wild when they are big enough. As you can see from the
photos, they are growing in leaps and bounds! Just this
week, Betsy took in a one week old fawn. She also cares
for two bald eagles who have been-with her over 15 years.

How You CAN HELP
Volunteer your time Donate fresh fruit (berries, apples,'
etc.) *Donate goat milk Donate a golf cart (Betsy..
has long hauls with heavy loads to feed the animals'
S., on the property and her golf cart has died!)
If you can help in any way, call Betsy at 762-8685
'i. ** .


One of the baby bears is held by Betsy following a feed-
ing session a few months back. The bears now live a large
cage outside where they are preparing for life in the wild.
Betsy limits their contact with humans so they can survive.

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A wildlife officersaved these two precious bear cubs
from a wildfire when they were just four weeks old.


Yogi and Boo Boo enjoy some fresh blueberries for dinner.


The bears named Yogi and Boo Boo learn to crawl.

Pistol whipping cont'd-


all over him walking north-
bound on Hwy. 71 near
Bay Ford. The man, identi-
fied as Basford, was located
by Ofc. Hoagland and found
to have facial injuries. He
was transported by EMS to
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
and told the officer his
injuries were received when
he fell..
Around 2 a.m., a physi-
cian at the hospital contact-
ed the BPD and requested
an officer. Ofc. Hoagland
and Ofc. Timothy Partridge
arrived and spoke with
Basford. He reportedly told
the officers he was walking
down Lockwood Avenue
near the home of a guy
named Reggie when
Thomas walked up to him
and asked what he wanted
to buy. Basford replied that
he didn't want to buy any-.
thing and continued walk-
ing. Basford said Thomas
walked into Reggie's house,
then returned brandishing a
nickel plated handgun.
Basford alleged Thomas
said he was going to shoot
him in the leg and Basford
told him to go ahead.
Basford said he was then
clipped from behind and fell
to the ground. He said he
heard the gun click and
alleged Thomas began
striking him in the face,
making reference to him
owing him money and stat-


ing he was going to take
whatever he had in his
pockets. Basford. said
Thomas and an unknown
subject continued to kick
him and beat him with the
gun. At some point, he said
he blacked out.
Basford's injuries were
reportedly severe enough to
possibly require surgery
and he was transported to
Bay Medical Center for
further treatment.
A warrant was issued for
Thomas' arrest and he was
taken into custody Friday.
Thomas remained in the
Calhoun County Jail at
press time.


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CALHOUN COUNTY
July 20: Keith Jones, VOCP
July 21: John Croma Griffin, DWLSR; Larry Krause, domestic battery
July 22: Heather G. Snider, domestic battery, VOCP
July 23: Darcia LaShantae Simmons, child neglect
July 24: Cardonial B. Thomas, aggravated battery with deadly
weapon; Mark Honnaker, disorderly intoxication
July 25: Terry Terrance Free,' poss. of alcohol at landing; Jeffery Lee
Conway, DUI; Frank L. Johnson, VOP
LIBERTY COUNTY
July 17: Dominique Cargile, serving weekends; Michael Alon Brown,
holding for Leon
July 20: Eliazar Nunez, county VOP; Theodore Roosevelt Black, VOCC;
James Paul Tucker, county VOP; Albert Johnson, county VOP
July 21: Jessica Long, 2nd degree murder, home invasion robbery
(principle in 1 st degree); Heather Ammons, 2nd degree murder, home
invasion robbery (principle in 1st degree); Mandy Allen, 2nd .degree
murder, home Invasion robbery (principle In 1st degree);
EDITOR'S NOTE: Eric Jones listed In the July 8 edition for DUI was
NOT Eric Jones, Sr. or Eric Jones, Jr. from Blountstown. -
The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or Libety
County Jail over the past week Although they have been charged
with a crime, they are considered Innocent until proven guilty.


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The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 3


Guilford, Phares to


speak vows in Destin


Emily Guilford and
Joshua Phares are pleased
to announce their. engage-
ment and forthcoming wed-
ding.
Emily is the daughter of
Janet and Bruce
Edewaard, of Blountstown,
and Don and Tonja Guilford
of Spring Creek. Maternal
grandparents are Doug and
Frances Price. Paternal
grandparents are Pauline
Guilford and Jimmie Lee
and .Dolly Guilford, all of
Blountstown.
Emily is a graduate of
Blountstown High School
and Florida State
University, where she'
earned a Bachelor's degree
in Apparel Design &
Technology. She is current-
ly pursuing a Master's


degree in Interior Design,
and is employed with
B.A.D. Designs & Interiors,
Inc. of Tallahassee.
Joshua is the son of Tom
and Wanda -Phares of
Tallahassee. Maternal
grandparents are the late
Roy and Eddie Smith of
Apalachicola and paternal
grandparents are the late
Dan and Sara Phares of
Orlando. Joshua is a gradu-
ate of Lincoln High School
and Florida State
University, where he
earned a Bachelor's degree
in Business Marketing.
Josh works in real estate
development and is the co-
owner of ProSolar Systems
of Tallahassee.,
A late September wed-
ding is planned in Destin.


Madison Peacock receives

art show honorable mention


Madison Peacock
received an honorable men-
tion for her charcoal draw-
if tqwf. r.iernard at the
WasX qnP*Gounty-- Att,
Show in June. She was.
excited because this 'was
her first entry ,and she was
competing with professional
adults. Madison is the 10-
year-old daughter of Mike

Artists invited


.and Carla Peacock of
Blountstown.


Joshua Phares and Emily Guilford


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since I could not keep the house clean as it was that I knew it would Bell's resume lists exten-
be impossible with a bigger house. Robert was always supportive sive experience as a consult-
arid didn't even expect me to cook, clean or even do laundry. His ant and lobbyist, but he said
comment was that his arm wasn't broke and if it bothered him he this would be his first job'
would do it himself. Well this made me feel even. worse. Here was with a school board.
this wonderful man that deserved to be spoiled and I couldn't even ; Board member Danny
keep clean underwear in his drawers. That is when I started to fig- Ryals (district 1) said he
ore out what was going on with me and why I always had trouble was impressed with Bell.'
with keeping house. "Mr. House (School Board
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I had to build "one habit at a time and keeping the sink shining was me and I know Patrick
my first and most important habit. This is why your first assignment helped us get so much back
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through our home like a white knight on a horse, It was not instan- $600,000 shortfall from the
toneous, but after 4 months we were really beginning to see a dif- lack of planning," he
ference in the way our home looked and best of all, how it felt. I like remarked. "If there are
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what I did! As I was dealing with taking care of me and slowly get- ne in- September, 'I'd like
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gone and our home was a welcoming haven for us. and cared with a 4-1 vote
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is no place like home! When you, can feel this way about where you Hassig made an amended
live then you know that you are FLYing! motion to hire Bell in
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Brittany Nicole Rogers and Michael Paul Miller

Rogers, Miller plan

wedding October 17
Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Rogers of Chattahoochee
announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany
Nicole,.to.VMichael Paul Miller of Marianna. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Miller of Altha.
Grandparents of the future bride are Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph P Rogers of Sneads, the late Mrs. Bobbie N.
Rogers,. the late Dorsey C. Smith, and the late Mrs.
Nellie W. Brunson, all of Chattahoochee.
The groom-elect's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce .L'Heureux and the late Robert Edward
L'Heureux.
The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Chipola
College, with an Associate of Arts' degree and an
Associate of Science degree in nursing. She is present-
ly employed as a nurse with North Florida Women's
Care in Tallahassee.
The prospective groom 'is a 2008 graduate of
Chipola College Law' Ehforcemeht Academy. He is
presently employed as a sergeant with the Marianna
Police Department.. .
The wedding will be.an event of Saturday, Oct. 17,
at five', o'clock in the afternoon, Eastern Daylight
Time ata: the Quincy Garden Center in Quincy. A
reception will .follow at the same location.,
No invitations are being sent locally, however, all
friends and relatives of the couple are invited to
attend the wedding and reception.
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isy easedto announce the addition of
Dr. BradS. Layne, DDS.















Dr. Brad graduated from University of Iowa
College of Dentistry on June 5, 2009 with a
. Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He is very
excited to return home and is committed to
serving the community with the same level of
service and caring that his father.has provided
'for over 30 years. Dr, Brad is now welcoming
new patients and .offers a wide range of family
and cosmetic dental services.
Appointments can be made
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The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 4


Congressman Boyd responds

to Clean Energy Act concerns


limited many student's ability to take elective classes.
Two years ago we planned to expand the program with
some provisions to allow students to become more focused
on individualized areas of interest. This, along with allow-
ing students to work on their own vehicles would attract


Letter to the Editor: many more to the class, from the available student pool.
I want to thank Ms. Dauzat for her recent letter about Unfortunately, the plan was not set into action.
the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Like her, I However, in January of this year, the change was
am concerned about the role of the forest products indus-, implemented. We did change the program to "Auto
try in our long-term renewable energy strategy, and that is Detail". The reason for that was A. Detailing was already
why I fought for an energy bill that ensures that Florida's a part of our state curriculum frameworks. B. Detailing
farmers and forests will be able"to benefit and contribute is relatively quick and easy for all students to learn. C.
to a new energy economy of the future. The foremost reason: the state does allow one to teach lev-
Farmers,. ranchers, and forestland owners have been els ABOVE what' the curriculum requires. This allowed
participating in conservation and carbon sequestration me the opportunity to let students work beyond Auto
programs for many years by working to reduce green- Detail and'pursue more specific interests. We could still
house gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, and sup- do body work, or most anything related to Automotive
port a thriving renewable energy industry. The American Shop in general; We were doing small body work and par-
Clean Energy and Security Act simply recognizes these tial paint jobs, changing tires, rotating tires, welding, auto
efforts and encourages these important activities, maintenance and travel prep, what to do in emergency sit-
Under, the energy bill, the agriculture and forestry sec- ,uations on the road, audio systems, minor mechanical
tors are clearly exempt from the bill's greenhouse gas repairs etc. The list goes on and on.
emission reduction requirements, which means that farm- The new program worked wonderfully. I had about 60
ers, ranchers, and forestland owners will not be subject top students sign my initial sign up sheet, for 3 class periods.
the greenhouse gas' emissions cap. Instead, the bill estab- We began the* class in January 2009 with about 40 stu-
lishes an agricultural and forestry offset program at the dents, with 35 completing the semester. Some dropped
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will work out of school during the term. The overwhelming majori-
with farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners to design ty of the students loved the program and were definitely
and implement plans that reduce or avoid greenhouse gas learning. Many are .extremely disappointed.
emissions and sequester carbon on their operations. In recent times I have realized that almost all of the
Farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners will earn off- privately owned automotive related businesses, in
sets for these actions, and they can sell the credits to util- Blountstown are owned' and operated by people who, at
ities, refiners, or other firms subject to limitations on; one time, had taken the Auto Body courses. at
greenhouse gas emissions. The offset program run by the Blountstown HigH School. '
USDA creates a new market opportunity for farmers,, I am terribly troubled by the paths'that a few of our'
ranchers, and forestland owners so that they can benefit youth choose today.' It requires all the caring, teaching,
from many of the practices that they have been doing for. "nd energy .that every, parent 'and teacher can muster, to
years. According to the USDA, funds for agriculture emis- help them to not make a wrong decision.' While Calhoun
sions reductions through the cap and trade plan are esti- County has always, been known to, produce high achieving
mated to range from $75 million to $100 million annually .graduates, even we, sadly, are seeirig some of our own go
from 2012-2016. '. terribly wrong. .Most will remember 'an incident last
The bill also boosts the renewable fuels industry by' 'November when a store owner in Fountain was murdered
eliminating regulatory requirements that unfairly restrict with a stolen weapon. This young trio was all Calhoun
U.S. renewable energy production. ,'The bill prevents the Countians known by many., We,cann6t stopthese types of
Environmental Protection' Agency (EPA) from holding, tragedies. We must,' however,"all strive to instill good val-
U.S. biofuels' producers responsible' for deforestatio'r or ues' and characteristics into our younger generations. I
other land"uSe changes in other countries, and it expands' think we 'might all. agree,: and I think School
the availability of biomass. for, energy production by' Superintendent McClellan .would agree that this one
improving the definition of what qualifies as renewable' young woman and two young men could have been very
biomass. different today if some (unknown) things had been differ-
Additionally, despite exaggerated reports to the con- ent in their formative years.
trary, the energy bill will not result in a dramatic increase To conclude, I have never worked with a greater bunch
in your utility rates. The nonpartisan Congressional 6f folks than the teachers and support personnel at
Budget Office has estimated that this legislation willonly Blountstown High School. The almost family-like atmos-
cost the average American family 48 cents a day by the,, phere that had always existed played a-great role in our
year 2020 around the cost of a postage stamp per day." many,successes. rIsincerely regret, along with each of you,
By comparison, our nation is currently -exporting nearly that Blountstown High School has' now been classed as a
$400 billion dollars to foreign nation, for oil, which is 'Dl' performing school by the State of Florida. I offer my
about $3,000,that American families are sending overseas best wishes to each and every one of you. As to my stu-
each year. dents, you already know how I feel about you. I will sim-


going to church would bring?


Reader commends Sh


Marshall Masai


teriff


for maximizing his resources;
To the Editor,
A small article on the back page of the July 22 edition
of the "County Record" caused me think about the larger
good the article represented.
It is my opinion that all to often we hear of elected of
appointed government officials going about their work
with little more than lip service to the costs of their posi-
tions or agencies to the taxpayers they work for and rep-
resent. The small article was about recent jail improve-
See LETTERS, page 5


I have long advocated for our country to develop a
responsible and comprehensive energy plan that utilizes
domestic, sources of energy, and the American. Clean
Energy and Security Act puts the tools in place so that out
country can begin to drive production of American-made
energy in Florida and around the country. Most impor-
tantly, this bill is workable for North Florida today and
allows our state and out agriculture producers to play a
major role in developing the businesses and jobs 6f torror-
row. There is no silver bullet for our energy problems, but
by taking a balanced, common sense approach to our
national energy policy, we are heading in the right direc.-


ply say, "I WILL MISS
YOU VERY MUCH!!"
*Sincerely,
Ron Wood



Churches are

here to help


Congressman Allenr Boyd Letter to the Editor:,
S Shortly after I becamhb
Children's Director at First'
Baptist in 2005, iy son'
Teacher disappointed after nthomeinBlostwn,
B ... uto y I enrolling children that we
BHS cuts autobody program could pick up and bring to
SSunday School. There was'
To the Editor: one home in particular on
The Ending of an Era ' Pennington Avenue that
The' "Autobody" shop class 'at 'Blountstown .High .we reached out to, but.
School has been closed after 3d+: years of. continual they still would not comIe'
instruction. I have had the honor and privilege of teaching : With the arrest of two
this class from 1978-1981 and again from 1992 throi4gh from that same family for
the end of this school year.' I was informed by the princi- the recent break-in and
pal in April that he would not recommend me for re-hire, fatality in Liberty' County,
for the 2009-2010 school year, and he would close the pro- if 'I could. just -'say this:
gram. He quoted economic cutbacks as .the 'reason. The. there.areso many phurch-
Superintendent stated about. 2 weeks later in a school es in this area that care-
board meeting that if would be, at idast a" month 6r more, about people and reach out;
before they would have any actual numbers from the states to people. There is' no rpa-
to plan next year's budget (not verbatim). son why anyone should not
I have always loved working with our Calhoun County tie. himself in with a local
teenagers, and with h sincere desire to not only teach the churr ':et his children
subject, but also to.help instill values into their minds that: .imnx all the activ-
might contribute to the betterment of their lives, current- cities Liat church has to'
ly and into adulthood. There 'are many people in the offer. Your children will be
county today who cause me'to feel very grateful for hay- 'kept 'busy, they will'
ing had the opportunity to play a small role in their form- become better people and
ative years. better students.
Student numbers in the program have weakened over Why. would anyone
the last few years.. keep back from himself or
The onset on FCAT preparation and remediation, have :his family the growth and
service opportunities that


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He must increase, but I must decrease
S1 John 3:30




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.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Across From the Courthouse 674-8709












The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 5


Mother thanks EMT & paramedic


who delivered baby in ambulance


Happy "1 st" Birthday,'
Anikin Brent Walden!!,
Brent is the son of Loran
Walden of Red Oak and
Adam Crenshaw of Altha.-


Happy "1st"r Birthday
GAVIN RYAN DALTON!!
July 9, 2009.
Gavin is the son of Eddie
nnd Knla Danltnn nf Althn:


Grandparents are Troy and Maternal grandparents are
Garnet Walden of Red Oak, Ricky and Karen Hansford of
Patricia Sheptock and Altha. Maternal great-grand-
Richard Hensley of Altha. parents are L.V. Hansford
'Great grandparents are and the late Harold Hansford
-ouston and Gwen Deese of of Altha. Paternal grandpar-
Red Oak and Hazel Walden cents are Eddie"and Patricia
*of Clarksville. Brent was born Dalton of Hosford and the
;July 21, 2008.. late Christine Tharpe Dalton'
;of Blountstown. Paternal
great-grandmother is the late
Alice Tew of Blountstowri.'
Maternal great-grandparents
are the late Bill and Bernice
Barfield of Altha. Gavin
enjoys playing with his sis-
ters; Emma and Mallory,
going to Nana'and Papa's
and spending time with his
Granny L.V., We love you,
Bubba!!
ADDISYN LEIGH DEHN .
SHadessah and Anthony
:Dehn, of Altha proudly .
announce the birth of their
;daughter, Addisyn Leigh on
'June 27, 2009, at 7:28 p.m. ,,.
Addisyn was born at Jackson :
County Hospital weighing 6 IRTHDAY AND BIRTH
pounds, 5 ounces and was .ANNOUNCEMENTS
*19 inches long. $10 WITH PHOTO
!Grandparents are John and DEADLINE MONDAY N
6ue Willis and Kim and DEADLINE MONDAY NON
*David Dehn, all of Altha.'



Letters contd t'
ments that Sheriff David not been behind the old jail
'1'atum and 'his staff have to take a good look at the
made to the 'pitiful struc- new metal building that
ture that they inherited stands there, and for but a
when Sheriff Tatum took few people other than the
Office. The previous, sheriff I detainees have been inside
*am sure voiced his desire to to see what the structure
'have a better facility over holds. I. have however seen
the 30+ years he. was in the insides of what I consid-
ffice. But,. as we all know er a modern miracle of
,our poor county could not ingenuity and hard work. I
afford such a building proj- stopped by the jail to speak
ect, let alone the ongoing with my brother Capt. Ken
:costs of managing and Futch. He was working
staffing a larger facility. So with a couple of inmates
Athe previous sheriff (like building the addition to the
,most bureaucrats) along metal building that would
wvith the county commis- become the processing,
ioners of his day whined to interviewing, and security
6the citizens that the issue point before entering the
kwas out of their control, -or new jail. That's right new
,was it? jail! .In that metal building
SWe suffered along with is three modern, comfort-
an outdated broken down able, and secure bays that
ail that was not only a risk hold the detainees under
to detained, but the brave the Sheriff's care. Because
Rnen and !omen who I work the majority of time
iwatche ver them. Time away from Blountstown
time again we read there may have been arti-
,articles in this paper about cles about the new jail I
.detainees running off from missed. There may ,have
Phe jail. Then a few years even been something writ-
go the county blindly ten about the cost of this
decided that it was time to new jail which was pennies
loo something. They pur- on each dollar that a new
chased a whole city block of building on the county 's lot
land behind the current behind the. courthouse
courthouse and cleared it would have cost. The
for the proposed new jail Sheriff maximized his
iand administrative offices resources by using the con-
for the sheriff. Blindly, struction talents of his staff
because none of the people and inmate labor to build a
responsible for such a deci- secure jail facility that had
sion had counted the costs only been talked about and
(to us taxpayers) of what-'a dreamed about by others.
pew correctional facility He has turned a
iWvould cost in -real dollars. I "Mayberry" style jail and
ay "real dollars" because I officers into an agency we
heard estimates at the time can all be proud of over his
pand having been a construct, previous two terms as
tion manager for some time Sheriff.' For one Calhoun
knew these estimates County citizen and taxpay-
tvere a dream and the new er I want to tell Sheriff
complex that they envi- Tatum and his staff thank
pioned could never be built you for a job over and
or what was being pro- above what we have. come
posed. Eventually the truth to expect from our county
~vas a bitter pill and the leaders. To our other offi-
project was abandoned for cials what can you do to
ack of money, make your departments
1. That brings me to the and agencies better without
point of my letter. I want to more taxes during these
thank Sheriff Tatum and his hard economic times?
'staff for not being the nor- During these hard econom-
'mal government bureau- ic times we need more from
rats and wringing their our officials, think outside
hands about the pitiful posi- the box of "Business as
,ion they were in. They usual". To all the other tax-
thought outside of the box payers of Calhoun County I
and came up with a solution ask that you thank Sheriff
hat was brilliant and saved Tatum and his staff the next
' the taxpayers of this county time you see them.
tnillions of dollars. For Garry Futch
anany I am sure you have Blountstown, FL


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

Two Sundays ago, a
very pregnant Jessica
Sykes was spending a
leisurely afternoon at her
Hosford home. However,
her day soon turned more
exciting than she'd planned
when she rolled over to
speak to her two-year-old
and her water broke.
Fearing she wouldn't
make it to the hospital in
time, Jessica called for an
ambulance. Liberty
County EMS wasn't avail-
able, so Calhoun County's
crew responded. Paramedic
Aaron Carter worked with
Jessica in the back of the
ambulance while EMT
Bleu Hudson drove and
intern Trey Peacock assist-
ed. !
"When we got. on 1-10,
the baby entered the birth
canal," says Carter. "He
was in a hurry."
About two blocks from
Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital, Carter told
Hudson to pull over. They
were about, to delivery a
baby.
"We knew it was a high
risk pregnancy and we had
everything laid out,"
Carter recalls.
For Hudson, a fairly new
EMT, it was his first expe-
rience delivering a baby.\
Moments after he pulled
the.. ambulance over,
Jonathan Ethan Sykes was
born, weighing six pounds,
three ounces, and measur-'
ing 19.5. inches in length..
He was the second child for.
Jessica .and her husband,
Emmett.


The family and friends
of Leila Shiver are invited,
to celebrate her 90th birth-
.day at the Kinard
Community Center at 12
p.m. on Saturday, August
8th. Come enjoy a B-B-Q
lunch and reminisce over

Birthday

celebration

is August 13

for "Smokey

the Bear"
In honor of Smokey's
65th Birthday, the Division
of Forestry will be hosting a
party at the Marianna-
Forestry Station at 3973
Kynesville Road on
Thursday, .August 13th,
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for hot dogs,
chips, a cold drink, and, of
course, birthday .cake.
Smokey will be there (so
bring your cameras!), plus.
we will be having fun games
and giveaways.

Happy Birthday to you....
July 30th ,
It's another one and you
still, look. young as ever..
Everyone can't keep the
appearance of a teenager
for a lifetime. I want to
make this one special for
all the years that you've
always been by all of our
sides, did what eva' you
had to do to make ends
meet, and your love never
changed not one bit, either
So really I've got to dedi-
cate It to the very fullest,
also. We all want you to
know that irs your day and
I1 t1 wasn't for you,. .. t
wouldn't be...us! You know
that we all love you and if .
could give you do' world to
pay you back, I'll just have
to write a big check for it
also. Oh, Happy Birthday
to Dallas Hendrlx a.k.a
Mrs. Dallas Muhammadl
Give Mrs. Bessie Lois a big
hug for me, also!!I
Love you always, Corey
and Katrina Black,
Jerravonnie, Tremicolous,
Myles, Tia,, Tashira,-
Emanuel, and da' rest of.'
your grandkids, olsoK
"Happy Birthday from do'
whole family"
Corey Black, July '25,
2009


time experience to have a
hand in the delivery of a
baby," Hudson remarks,
noting that he even got to
cut the baby's cord.
For Carter, delivering
babies is not so unusual. "I
delivered one on a couch at
a house in Liberty County
and another in a Toyota
van outside Bay Medical
Center," he says.
Little Ethan's mom
commends the Calhoun
County EMS crew for all'
they did. "They were awe-
some," she says, adding
that she hopes the guys
who helped in his delivery
will stay in touch as Ethan


grows up.
"We prepared for the
worst and prayed. for the
best," .says Carter of the
experience. "Fortunately,
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The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 6


Florida Trail rep to speak


at next Chamber meeting


nesses what assistance is
available through the
USDA. Tob register, call or
* email Kristy at 850/674-
4519 or kristy@calhoun-
co.org.


Speaker: Howard
Pardue, Florida Trail FILM-SCREENING
Association FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, Aug. 18th, .12 Elam Stoltzfus to pre-
noon, Calhoun Co. Senior mier new film in Calhoun.
Center County!
Please join us for our Thursday, Sept. 10th -
August Membership The Callahan Restaurant
Meeting as we welcome The Chamber of
Howard Pardue with the Commerce will host the
Florida -Trail Association. premier screening of
Mr. Pardue will talk about Calhoun County's -own
the Florida Trail, Elam Stoltzfus' latest film
Blountstown's new desig- project. The screening will
nation as .a "Gateway be held at The Callahan
Community," and the, restaurant, on Thursday,
future impact of our Sept. 10th at 6 p.m. The
Greenway on the commu- evening will begin with a
nity. welcome from Stoltzfus,
The meeting is Tuesday, guests will be served a full
August 18th from 12 noon dinner 'with dessert, and
to 1 p.m.. at the Calhoun then view the film.
County. Senior Center at a Tickets are $25, and are-
cost of $8.00 per person. very limited. They will be
Payment can be. made at sold through the Chamber'
the door. of Commerce office. Please
Please RVSP no later note that the, Chamber
than Friday, Aug. 14th if office will be closed July 27
you plan to attend and will July 31. Tickets may be
be eating lunch. We need purchased beginning
to provide the Center with August 3rd.
an accurate lunch count to. Big Cypress Swamp:
insure proper planning. Western Everglades a visu-'
Please call or email Kristy al masterpiece that tells the
at 85.0/674-4519 or story of Florida's river of
kristy@calhounco.org. grass, highlighting people
who share their passion for
SUPPORT THE this wild place, seasons of
CALHOUN COUNTY scenery that pull you into
SENIOR CITIZENS the beating of the swamp,
Death by Chocolate and. a chorus of nature
fundraiser is Thursday, sounds melded into a musi-
Aug. 13th cal score.
* Tickets are selling fast Follow filmmaker Elam
for, the Calhoun County Stoltzfus as he takes you on
Senior Citizens' upcoming -a journey thrdughr one- of"
"Deathby Chocolate" to be ., Earth's-great treasures; the
held on Thursday. August Big Cypress Swamp, an
13th at the W.T. Neal Civic ancient region of 'the
Center at 6 p.m. If you "Everglades.
have a sweet tooth or enjoy "From grand landscapes
silent auction, get your tick- to the smallest insect or
ets now! Tickets are $10 drop of dew,' Stoltzfus
each in advance, or $15 at brings us into the Big
the door. All attendees will Cypress Swamp it's like
be entered into a grand being there."
prize drawing. Proceeds -- Stephen C.
benefit the Calhoun County Wood, PhD. Professor of
Senior Citizens. Call Communication and Film
850/674-4163 for more Studies, University of
information. Rhode Island


USDA SMALL BUSI-
NESS WORKSHOP
Chamber and Main
Street host joint workshop
for local businesses.
Thursday, Aug. 27th,
5:30 p.m.
A Small Business work-
shop will be held on
Thursday, Aug. 27th at
5:30 p.m. at the Calhoun
County Public Library..Joe
Fritz with the USDA will
share with our local busi-


"I was moved by what I
saw and heard, my ideas
about the extent to which
Nature is under siege, were
altered forever." -
S-- David J.
Pinks, PhD. Professor,
Walton College of
Business, University of
Arkansas
WANTED: Business of
the Month
We need businesses to


Shanda O'Bryan is Chipola's

August 'Employee of Month'
O'Bryan is Chipola College's Career Employee for August.
O'Bryan serves as a Director of Accounting Services in the
Business Office and has worked at the college since 1994.
Here, O'Bryan is congratulated by Chipola Vice President of
Finance Steve Young.
Check~~~~ ou u*wbi


take advantage of this
unique promotional oppor-
tunity the Chamber's fea-
tured Business of the
Month. This is a chance to
let your business or organi-
zation shine!
-You'll be featured in our
e-updates.
-Have an opportunity to
speak to membership at
our monthly meeting.
-We'll feature you in all
announcements.
-It's FREE.
Call or email Kristy for a
one-page application. It's
easy do it! 850/674-4519
or kristy@calhounco.org.
DOWNTOWN
FARMERS' MARKET
THIS SATURDAY
The River Valley
Marketplace will be held
this Saturday, Aug. 1, from
8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Sponsored by Blountstown
Main Street, the market
offers homegrown produce
and homemade goods. For
more information contact
Kelli Peacock Dunn at
850/899-0500 or
kelli@thecountyrecord.net.
Out of Office Notice
The Chamber of
Commerce office will be
closed Monday, July. 27th
thru Friday, July 31st.
Emails will be .checked
periodically, so if you need
assistance, please send an
email to kristy@calhoun-
co.org. Phone messages
left at the office will be
checked upon return. *


MARIANNA-The Chipola
College Center for the Arts
moved one step closer to
opening night last Tuesday
when the Chipola District
Board of Trustees broke
ground to begin construction
of the $16 million project.
Chipola president Dr.
Gene Prough, said, 'The new
center for the arts is the
largest building project in the
history of the college. This
will be a showplace for the
performing arts in the
Panhandle. We want to thank
Rep. Marti Coley and the rest
of our legislative. delegation.
for supporting this project for
our students and communi-
ty.,
The center is to be con-
structed on the college's new
access road, Prough Drive,
just off River Forest Road.
According to Joan
Stadsklev, Chipola Director of
Fine and Performing Arts, the
theatre within the center will
seat around 650 with a bal-
cony, and will include new
dressing rooms, a scene
shop and costume shop. An
art gallery and reception area
is planned, along with a
small concession area. The
most intriguing feature of the
new complex is a "black box'
theater especially for theater
audiences of 100 or less.
The 56,000 square foot
center has an estimated 600
days for completion.


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all local Trade Contractors and Vendors to

attend our informational "Town Hall Meeting"'

to learn about the New Blountstown High School

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drywall and metal framing, roofing, floor finishes,

tile, painting and caulking, waterproofing, HVAC,
plumbing and electrical contractors are
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TIME: 5:30 PM (Central Standard Time)



DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 11TH



PLACE: BLOUNTSTOWN CIVIC CENTER











The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 7


Upward Flag Football League


holding registration in August


Cynthia Sumner wins Hosford-


Telogia VFD Flathead Tourney

The Apalachicola River
Flathead Catfish
Tournament Trail contin-
ued in Liberty County
Friday and Saturday. The
event was sponsored by
the Hosford-Telogia
Volunteer Fire Department
and held at the Bristol
Landing:
Taking top honors was
Cynthia Sumner of Bristol
(pictured at left) who took
home $1000 for her
25.90 lb. catch.
Winners include (pic-
tured above, from left)
Cynthia Sumner (1st
place), Jeff Clements
(2nd and 4th place,
24.70 lb. and 24.25 lb.),
Sterling Phillips (3rd
place, 24.40 lb.), James
Cox (biggest non-flat-
head,. 19.20 Ib.), and
JAmie Lee (most flathead
pounds at 114.15 lb.).
The final stop on this
year's Tournament Trail
will be at the Gaskin Park
Landing in Wewahitchka
where the Florida Catfish
Classic will be held Sept.
25 & 26. For more
details, go to www.visit
gulf.com or call the Gulf
County Tourist
Development Council at
1-800-482-4853.


First Baptist Church is
now accepting registration
for its Upward Flag
Football league, a fun and
exciting sports league for
boys and girls (1st through.
6th grade).
The six-game season
will open Saturday,
September 19th and run
through Saturday, October
24th. Players will have a
weekly team practice and
an optional skills practice.
All practices will be at the
First Baptist Church park
and games will be held at
the new Sam Atkins Park
Football Field.
Player' evaluations will
be held on August 22, 27,
and 29, at the FBC
Activities Building.
Registration is $45.
Final registration deadline
is August 29th.


Altha School

will host 5K

and one mile

Fun Run on

August 15
The Altha School Cross
Country 5K and One Mile
Fun Run are set for
Saturday, August 15, from 5
to 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
benefits the Altha Cross
Country Team. Come out
and walk or run for a great
cause.
If you have any ques-
tions, please, call John
Sewell at 643-6831 or
Maggie Sewell at 643-6791.


,SUBSCRIBE


TOD4L


Registration forms may be
picked up at the FBC
office, McClellan
Chiropractic Center, or the


area schools.
For more information,
call the church office at
674-5923.


BY BLOUNTSTOWN TIGER 4

HEAD COACH GREG JORDAN P

Players, parents to meet

with coaches August 4


BY COACH GREG JORDAN
There will be a player-
parent meeting for all high
school football players on
TIbesday 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


Century Club, as well as
any parents who would like
to volunteer time to help
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
so. ,
Summer 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!!!


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HORSEMEN WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON
-The Calhoun County Horsemen wrapped up the regular season of their inaugural year
Sunday in a game against the Chattahoochee Red Birds at Altha's Cotton Patch. Details on
the game were unavailable at press time, but can be found in next week's edition.
PHOTOS BY KATHY S. JOHNSON



Liberty County FCCD to host


Catfish Tournament August 8


FCCD Chapter 23 will
be having a Catfish
Tournament on August 8th
to raise money for Liberty
County's Chapter of
FCCD. Registration will
begin at 5:00 a.m. ET,
August 8th at Bristol
Landing and continue until
12:00 p.m. August 8th.
Advanced registration is
REQUIRED if you wish to
have boats inspected at any
authorized landing other
than Bristol Landing.
To register in advance,
mail the registration form
with your entry fee of
$35.00 to 11064 NW
* Dempsey Barron Road,
Bristol, FL 32321, Attn:
Tammy McCroskey. These


must be post marked on or
before August 5th.
Kids' Division: You must
be 14 years of age or under
to participate in this divi-
sion.
Tournament hours will
be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m. ET. All fish to be
weighed in must be in by
7:00 p.m. ET for them to
be counted.
For more information
contact Warden Liberty CI,
Chris Douglas, FCCD
Chapter 23 President,
Patricia Perkins, Vice
President, Scott Duvall,
Treasurer, Tammy
McCroskey, or Secretary,
Cindy Swier at 850-643-
9400 and after 4:00 p.m.


you can contact Tommy or
Chris Ernest at 850-627-
5400.


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PROPOSED
Required Lo<
.Basic Discret
Additional Di


ESTtMATEf


MILLAGE LEVIES SUBJECT TO THE 10-MILl
cal Effort 5.198
tionary Capital Outlay 1.050
scretionary Capital Outlay 0.000


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Discretionary Critical Needs Operating
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0.250
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Debt Service
TOTAL MILLAGE:


CAPITAL
PROJECTS


Federal Sources 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Federal Through State and Local 55,000.00 1,992,007.03 0.00 2,047,007.03
State Sources 12,939,595.00 17,900.00 12,473,305.00 25,430,800.00
Local Sources 2,330,337.00 380,000.00 669,909.00 3,380,246.00
TOTAL SOURCES . 15,324,932.00 2,389,907.03 0.00 13,143,214.00 30,858,053.03
Transfers In 1,611,240.43 100,000.00 515,385.25 1,553,493.50 3,780,119.18
Fund Balances/Net Assets (July 1, 2009) 3,093,166.19 25,455.08 2,973,544.71 6,092,165.98
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES $20,029,338.62 $2,515,362.11 $515,385.25 $17,670,252.21 $40,730,338.19
EXPENDITURES
Instruction 9,605,191,00 1,098,845.94 10,704,036.94
Pupil Personnel Services 557,000.00 51,675.88. 608,675.88
Instructional Media Services 381,000.00 0.00 381,000.00
Instruction & Curriculum Development Services 515,000,00 26,975.38 541,975.38.
Instructional Staff Training Services 48,000.00 61,522.36 109,522.36
Instruction Related Technology 425,000.00 0.00 425,000 00
Board of Education 300,000.00 0.00 515,385.25- 815,385.25
General Administration 341,000.00 8,494.28 349,494.28
School Administration 1,150,000.00 1,000.00 1,151,000.00
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 74,000.00 0.00 11.922,680.12 11,996,680.12
Fiscal Services 381,000.00 0.00 381,000.00
Food Services 0.00, 1,183,225.63 1,183,225.63
Central Services 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pupil Transportation Services 899,000.00 6,267.56 905,267.56
Operation of Plant 1,449,000.00 0.00 1,449,000.00
Maintenahce of Plant 363,000.00 0.00 363,000.00
Community servicess ... ..... .. 45,000.00 5,000.00 50,000.00
Debt Service .,0.00 0.00' 0.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES .' $16.,557,191.00 $2,443,007.03 $515,385.25 $11,922,680.12 $31,438,263.40
Tranrfers Out . 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,680,119.18 3,780,119.18
Fund Balances/Net Assets (June 30, 2010) 3,372,147.62 72,355.08 0.00 2,067,452.91' 5,511,955.61
TOTAL EXPENDITURES, .
TRANSFERS & BALANCES $20,029,338.62 $2,515,362,11 $515,385.25 $17,670,252.21 $40,730,338.19
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Youth Cooking Day Camp participants included (front row, from left) Sarah' Lynn White,
Mary Grace Weiler, Shaye Reddoch, Corey Thrasher, Graham Bruner, (middle row) Shellie
King, Mikayla Howland, Caitlin Weiler, Alyssa Brown, Tiffany HarrelL Abby. Golden, Brock,
Chef Vernon Tanner, (back row) Bridgeftt Howland, Hayes Reddoch, Torii Harrell, Rhet
Sanders, and Scott Ludlow. V

Area youngsters learn from a, chef

at 4-H Youth Cooking Day Camp


This year a total of 17
youth participated in the
UF/IFAS Calhoun County
Extension Tops and
Bottoms youth cooking day
camp on July 15th and
16th.
A HUGE thanks goes
out to Chef Vernon Tanner',
the Chartwells Director of
Dining Services for Liberty
County District Schools.
Chef Tanner volunteered
his precious time to teach
the youth how to create
simple, elegant, and most
importantly, nutritious
meals. The menu included
a variety of kid friendly
"delicacies", but the
favorites by far were home-
made macaroni and cheese,
shrimp and vegetable
Alfredo, raspberry vinai-
grette dressing, blueberry
stuffed French toast, and
baked chicken fingers.
Participants learned to
Make a lot of other recipes,
and to help jog their memo-,
ries Shelly King, the
Family Nutrition Program
Assistant ,for Liberty and
Calhoun 'Counties helped


Graham Bruner, Mikayla Howland and Sarah Lynn White
team up to fix Shrimp Alfredo..


, them make cookbooks to
take home in hopes they
would cook again for their
families. :
In addition to learning to
prepare nutritious meals,
youth were taught correct
principles of nutrition, and
focused on exercise as a
part -of a healthy lifestyle.
They enjoyed learning
unique\ ways to burn calo-
ries and especially enjoyed
taking turns at the popular
game Dance-Dance
Revolution.:


At the end of the two
day camp, youth showed
their -appreciation to Chef
Tanner by presenting him
with an apron that they had
each signed and which was
similar to the ones they had
been using throughout the
camp. ,
For more information on
this program and others
like it, please contact
Shelly King at the Liberty
County Extension Office
(850) 643-2229.


The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 9

Adult and teen volunteers


needed to lead 4-H Clubs


Calhoun County 4-H is
currently seeking youth
and adult volunteers to lead
clubs for interested youth in
the following areas:
Gardening, Forestry, Soil
Conservation, Sewing, Arts
and Crafts, Cooking,
Shooting Sports, Livestock,
etc. Other possibilities
include: Horses, Skating,
ATV safety, sports and
recreation, entoirology,
engineering, small engines,
electricity, environmental
sciences, and much more.
Volunteer leader train-
ing will be held in the con-
ference, room at the
Calhoun County Extension
Office on Tuesday, August
" HELP! The Children's;A?
Coalition is seeking)-
volunteers to help with"
Sthe Family Affair.
Saturday. Call Tammy,
or Vanessa at .d
S.643-2415, Ext. 247 .


I would like to' express
my appreciation and grati-
tude to my classmates,
teachers and spouses. for
their concern and telephone
calls.
Special thanks to Dottie
Davis, Cathy Godwin,
James Dunn, Hazel and
C.L., Frances Pitts and her
DAUGHTER who took
care .of me until the EM'T
fast arrival. Wesley
Newsome, you are great! I
can't forget the hospital
emergency room personnel,
Dr. Westfall, and nurses
Jennifer Hires and Brad
Owens for their fast and effi-
cient service.
Frank G., hang in there.
We need you. Hope you are
doing fine.
My sincere thanks,
Annette (Richards)'
Robbins


4, at 5:30PM, The meeting
should only last one hour,
and is intended for current
volunteers as well as inter-
ested teens and adults who
would like to lead a 4-H
club. Leader manuals,'
project books, and other
training materials will be
available at this meeting.
Attendance does not imply
commitment, attendees will
simply be informed of the


duties and responsibilities
of a Florida 4-H leader, and
will then be able to better
decide if they are up to the
task.
For more information on
how you can become
involved, please contact the
Calhoun County Extension
Office at 850 674-8323
"The Foundation for the
Gator Nation" an Equal
Opportunity Institution


Scholarships available to

become EMT, paramedic


The Florida Association
of Rural EMS Providers,
Inc. (FAREMS) is dedicat-
ed to supporting rural
Florida EMS agencies in
their efforts to improve pre-.
hospital emergency care in
their communities. In
order to improve the level
of emergency medical care
provided to rural Florida
citizens,' in September
2009, FAREMS will award
paramedic scholarships in
the amount of $2,500 each


to selected EM'T currently
working in Florida's 33
rural counties and EMT
scholarships in the amount
of $1,000 each. These
scholarships must be used
to pay tuition and books for
the candidate to attend a
Florida state-approved cer-
tification program.
Contact Calhoun
County EMS Director,
Phillip Hill at 674-5411 if
you are interested in apply-
ing for either grant.


CHIPOLA COLLEGE
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING CENTER

: Basic Corrections Academy
Start: August 19 Full-time Day Class
Start: August 25 Part-time Night Class
PUBLIC SERVICE OPEN HOUSE- July 29 9a.m. 4p.m.
AL & GA residence NO out of state tuition
Call (850) 718-2394 or (850) 718-2212


Calhoun County School District has
changed the time of its Regular
Board Meetings to the second
Tuesday of each month at 4:00
p.m. The meetings will be held at
the school board office.


NOTICE OF


PROPOSED


TAX INCREA


S


E


The, Calhoun County School Board will soon consider a
measure to increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy

A. Initially proposed tax levy.............................. $ 2,767,549 .


B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes ...........
C. Actual property tax levy ............................... $


$ (3,623)
2,771,172


This year's proposed tax levy .................. $ 2,868,680


A portion of the tax levy is required under state

law in order for the school board to receive

$11,435,118 in state education grants.


The required portion has increased by 3.13

percent, and represents approximately seven

tenths of the total proposed taxes.


The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely

at the discretion of the school board.,


All concerned citizens are invited to a public
hearing on the tax increase to be held on

August 3, 2009 at 5:05 P.M., C.D.T., at the

Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central
Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed tax increase

and the budget will be made at this hearing.


NOTICE OF TAX FOR


SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY


The Calhoun County School Board will soon consider a measure to
continue' to impose a 1.050 mill property tax for the capital outlay
projects listed herein.

This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 6.196 mills
for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the
school board.

THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE
FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS
SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE,

The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $394,909 to be used
for the following projects:

CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
One (1) New Blountstown High School
MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPAIR
HVAC Systems
Lighting
Paving
Roofing
All Schools
School Bus and Maintenance Shop
Special Programs Office
Superintendent & Finance Office
MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase of (2) School Buses
NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Furniture and Equipment
PAYMENTS OF COSTS OF LEASING RELOCATABLE
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
Altha School Relocatables

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held
on August 3, 2009 at 5:05 P.M. at the Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be
made at this hearing.













The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 10



OBITUARIESlj


PIERCE JEFFERSON
BURKE, JR. "JEFF"
A funeral service for
Pierce Jefferson Burke, Jr.,
"Jeff", 68, of Blythewood,
South Carolina, will be held
pt 12:30 p.m., Thursday,
July 30, 2009 at Shives
Funeral Home Chapel,
5202 Colonial Drive,
Columbia. Interment with
military honors will follow
at Ft. Jackson National
Cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 6 until
o'clock Wednesday
evening at the funeral
home. Memorials may be
made to the American
'Heart Association, 520
iGervais St., Ste. 300,
Columbia, SC.29201.
Mr. Burke died July 23,
2009. Born in Winter
Heaven, FL on May. 25,
'1941, he was a son of the
S ate Pierce Jefferson Burke,
pr. and Margie Baggett
Burke. Jeff was a retired
captain of the US Army,
and a decorated Vietnam
War veteran. He served in
Delta Company, 2nd
Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st
Cavalry Division.
(Airmobile), "Angry
Skipper".
Survivors include his
wife, -Sandra of
Blythewood; daughters and
flons-in-law, Tracy -and
Scott Harling of Columbia,'
Carol and -: Mustafa.
Karadeniz of Atlanta, and
Lesa Burke of Blythewood;
seven grandchildren, broth-
ers, Asa Mack Burke of
Panama City, Joseph
Carter Burke of New
Orleaans; and many nieces_
aqd nephews. : In addition
to his parents, Jeff was' pre-
ceded, in death by three
brothers and one sister.

STEVE LOLLIE
Steve Lollie, 60, of
Chipley, Florida, passed
away,. Saturday, July 25,,
2009, in Chipley. He was
born October 10, .1948,. in
Kinard, Florida, and was a
truck driver.
'He was preceded in
death : by. his:: parents,-
Woodrowawld. Ellen, .ollie;
poe brother,,Richard Lollie;
three sisters,. Shirley
Flowers, Mary McCarty
and Gracie Hall.
Survivors include his:
wife of 36 years, Bonnie
Lollie; a .-daughter, Mary


A T'houhtE

to Remember


At Adams Funeral
Home, we go the extra
mile because it is our
way of doing things. We
offer complete funeral.
care: traditional services,
cremation services, video
tributes, prearranged
services, and monument
sales and service. The
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and her husband, Michael
O'Neal, of Chipley; four
step-sons, Jody Dalton and
his wife, Tammy, of
Graceville, Jimmy Dalton
and Tony Dalton of
Eastpoint, and Eugene
* Bass of Chipley and daugh-
Ster-in-law, Louise Bass, of
Slocomb, Alabama;, a
brother, Clyde. Lollie, of
,Malone, Florida; and sev,
eral nieces and nephews.
He was a very special
grandpa to 10 grandchil-
dren, Morgan Berry,
Clayton O'Neal; Joey'
. Dalton, Ashley, A. J., and
Samantha Bass, Rebecca,
Roberta, Karen, and
Shawna Dalton.
. 'Graveside services were
held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday,
July 28, at Cypress Creek
Cemetery in Kinard,. with
Reverend Ronnie Wright
'officiating.
Adams Funeral" Home
was in .charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or :'online at
www.adamsfh.com).


"Puppets for Christ" at

Methodist Church Aug. 2


Blountstown United'
Methodist Church invites
you to Blountstown High,
School .auditorium for' an
evening of family entertain-
ment. Puppets For Christ
will perform "Stepping It
Up" (Becoming An
Energized Follower Of,
Christ) on Sunday, August
2nd @ 7 p.m. CST.' The
cast of puppets will include
some six foot frogs arid spe-
cial effects. These are not
ordinary puppets!
This youth' group is an
outreach ministry of Van
Dyke United Methodist
Church from Lutz, FL.
The group, known as PFC,
has received many rewards
and recognition for their
talents. Their motto is to


seek out believers and non-
believers, both young and
old, to joyfully express
God's word through cre-
ative arts and puppetry,
and to "boldly go where nod
puppet has gone 'before!"
The show will have you
tapping your foot as the
puppets come to life .when
the house lights go down
and the music begins.
Members of the 'group
share their: testimony
between sessions.

," Bring the entire family
to the .BHS auditorium
Sunday, August 2nd@ 7:00
p.m. CST. .Admission, is
free, however a love offer-,
ing will be accepted at the
door to cover expenses.


Arrow of Ruth
by Rev. R.W. Waterman

Language Speaks
Titus 2:8
Mel Tucker stated, "She was a beautiful -well-dressed
woman and a delight to look at in this age of jeans and t-
shirts. You don't see many like her. I wondered .what her
profession was.'
Suddenly I was violently jarred out of my contemplation.
Someone in a hurry had bumped into her, and out of her'
mouth come a torrent of the most foul language invented by
mankind. I'm sure my jaw must have dropped a mile.
Everyone just stood and gasped.'
We have all probably had similar experiences and. my
prayer is, 'Lord, make my language as attractive as the way
I live.' As a Christian my language must speak of Christ in
such a way that I do not give the enemies of the cross an
opportunity to shoot holes in my faith. My life and language
must be the most persuasive and convincing argument I
have for the gospel. Not only my life, but also my language
ought to reduce my enemies to shame and silence. With the
help of the Holy Spirit I can so live that I am too truthful to lie.
'Let the words of, my mouth, and the meditation of my
heart, be acceptable in your sight, 0 Lord' Psalm 19:14.
Also we must remember James 1:26, "If any man among
you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but
deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.'


In memory of the late Rev. Rea Mangum...


First Baptist donates $5000



to "Take Stock in Children"


Blountstown First
Baptist Church has given
$5,000 to Calhoun County
Take Stock in Children
Scholarship Program in
memory of former pastor,
Rev. Rea Mangum.
Rev. Mangum was a
graduate of Samford
University in Birmingham,
Alabama. He then attend-
ed the New Orleans
Theological Seminary and
graduated 'from the
Southern Seminary in
Louisville, Kentucky. He
served as Pastor. of First
Baptist Church from 1974-
1989. During his pastorate,
he worked with civic organ-,
izations, schools, communi-
ty help agencies, county
churches, State Board of.
Missions for .the Florida
Baptist ... Convention,
Church Training Director'
of the Apalachee Baptist


Shown at the check presentation are (from left) Darryl Taylor, Robin (Mangum)
Richards, Kay Weed, Suzanne Mason, and Tracy Wood.


Association and Director. of.
the Pastoral, Ministerial,
Association.


Some years ago a doctor was asked by a patient who had
a serious illness: "How long will I have to lie here like this?'
-'Only one day at a time," was the doctor's reply.
And there Is great wisdom in that; often we worry and. fret
over what might happen tomorrow instead of taking full
advantage of the opportunities we have today. The.Bible has-
a great deal to say about not being anxious about the future..
Jesus pointed to the evidence In nature, animals, flowers,
etc., that God controls our destiny and if we trust in Him, He
will always work things together for our good., .
I suppose we have all gone through experiences when we
are torn apart by anxiety, worry and frustration; sleep won't
come at night, and during the day we can hardly stay awake
because of lack of sleep. Now if this is caused by guilt, a.
fear of being discovered because of something we have
done, this is an entirely different matter. In that case, the.
answer is clear: 'God invites us to confess our sin directly to
Him through Christ, The Bible states that if we confess our
sins, He is faithful and just to forgive'us our sins and to
cleanse us fro'r'"all ''fnrTghteousness. .Knpwing-.we have
God's forgiveness, based on His promise, will do a great deal
to solve the Worry and fear that causes a guilty conscience.
But aside from that, often we simply fret about how things
will turn out. We conjure up the worst that might happen to
us out of our present situation. We know that seldom do our
worries actually, come true, but go right on.worrying. We tel-
escope our entire future into one package and worry about
the whole thing. If we would put into practice the advice of
that doctor, to live one day at a time, a difficult situation
becomes more bearable. Then the fears of tomorrow are put
,off until tomorrow, and our whole attitude changes.
The Christian, who has confidence in God's love and sov-
ereign rule over his life, can completely trust God to work out
the details'of his life for God's glory.


Creative Christian Counse'ing ,
'Paul E FJoyner, Ph.D.
S Tamaria E. Joyner, Ed. D.
Jo D. '
Pre-Marital Marital
Post Divorce Anger Management
General Family
Call foran appointment
20869 SE Sherry Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424

UL (850)674-2633


Rev. Mangum's impact
on' Calhoun County was
seen in the lives of all that
he touched. His sermons,
counseling, radio programs,
and training classes reflect-
ed his knowledge and love
of-- the scriptures. His
appreciation for the great.
philosophers of 'the ages
showed his keen interest in'
the 'pursuit of truth. He


used his knowledge and-
insight to communicate to
the common folk as well as
apply to his preaching.
Even though First
Baptist Church lost its min-
ister and, the community
lost.a good friend, through
the. generous donations of
members of the church, a
child in'the community will


be given the promise of a
college scholarship and the
guidance of a caring men-
tor.- The message of hope
and assurance that he once
preached will continue on
through this scholarship.

August is

'Fine Free' at

all libraries
August is fine free
month at all Calhoun
County Public Libraries.
Gather your overdue books
and other media items and
return them during the
month of August, free of
charge.


SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Paul F Joyner, Ph.D., President
20869 S.E. Sherry Ave., Blountstown, Florida 32424
Phone: 850/674-2633
Established in 1980
Authorized to grant all Theological degrees '
Courses for ministers, lay workers, Sunday School Teachers
and others. :
Now Enrolling for Summer session to begin in August.
S,,, For Information Please Call
-I .- 'Resident & Extra Mural Studies. .


H Family

Dentistry


LAB on
PREMISES.
Same-'Day .
Service on
Repairs and
Relines Dr Monica Bontager, DMD and Dr. LabanBontrager, DM

Laban Bontrager, DMD

Monica Bontrager, DMD
FAMILY DENTISTRY
12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE:. (850)643-5417


]


AD:


For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 .


SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD


15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
Morning Worship .11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
Children's Church 11:00AM
Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
Kidz Sunday School i .i
and Church 1OAM-12Noon Www.dtappS.COm/SOutiSlde/


LARRY WHITE,
PASTOR
: 482-4825
CHURCH PHONE
674-8884


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 Blou son, F
Evening Worship..5:00 PM Bountst FL
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM 850-6744331

S 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


Christin Home Free Will Baptist Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424
Sunday Services Ron Burger, Pastor
Sunday School,..9:45 AM 850-674-5194
Morning Worship...11:00 AM www.christLianhomefreewillbapistchurch.org
Evening Worship...6:00 PM email: chfwbc@aoLcom
Wednesday Service...6:00 PM Come Be Our Guest!


St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL,
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
850-674-8716
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9830 AM Morning Worship -11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM'
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday -10 AM

Blountstown United Methodist Church
Located on Hwy 20 directly across from
Sub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM
Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com


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


,." Only One

Day At

A Time
By Paul F. Joyner, Ph.bD
















The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 11


Second in "Preserving Made Easy" series


LS ~ii A4 Ytt M t Extension workshop teaches


Legal Notice
INVITATION TO BID.
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 considered.
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 bids. 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
ATTEST:
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:,
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
CHAPTER 5-STUDENTS
CHAPTER 6-HUMAN RESOURCES
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- poll-
cies in the Courthouse in Blountstown,
Florida at the Regular School Board meet-
ing on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 5:00
p.m. ';
Kelly King, Chairperson
Calhoun County School Board
Attest:
Wilson T. McClellan, Superintendent
Calhoun.County Schools


Legal Notice'
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.2009-0066-DR
Bonnie Torres,
Petitioner
and
Luls Torres, . ',,
Respondent
S NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
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' P.O. 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
S 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 tne CierK 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
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
pleadings
Dated this July 2, 2009.
Ruth W. Attaway,
Clerk of the Cirbuit Court,

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.2009-0163-DR


Gloria Jean Juarez,
Petitioner
and
Benito Gutierrez Juarez,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
To: Benito Gutierrez Juarez,
Address: P.O. Box 280053, Tampa, FL
33682
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,
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 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
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
pleadings.
Dated this July 8, 2009.
Ruth W. Attaway,
Clerk of the Circuit Court


State of Florida Division of Elections, the
Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections
hereby provides notice that the following
Individuals are potentially ineligible to be
registered to vote in Calhoun County and
may be declared ineligible to vote if they
fall to contact the Supervisor's Office with-
in 30 days after the date this notice is pub-
lished:
Tommy W., Bailey, 5717 SW SR 73,
Klnard, FL 32448
Julia Ann Crowson, 21110 NE Cochran
Lane, Blountatown, FL 32424
Joseph'M. Lambeth, 14619 SW CR 275,
Blountatown, FL 32424
An individual who fails to respond to this
notice may also have his or her name
removed from the statewide voter registra-
tion system. Any individual listed may con-
tact the Supervisor's Office no later than
30 days after the date this notice is pub-.
lished to receive Information regarding the
basis .for the potential Ineligibility and the
procedure to resolve the matter. Should a
listed individual need further assistance,
he or she 'should contact the Calhoun
County Supervisor of Elections Office at
(850) 674-8568. Published July 29, 2009,
as required by Rorida law.
MARGIE C. LARAMORE
CALHOUN COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF
ELECTIONS
20859 CENTRAL AVE. EAST, RM. G-10
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL 32424
PHONE (850) 674-868

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
PArmn nar AA


art of making jams & jellies


The second in a series of
"Preserving Made Easy"
IFAS Extension workshops
was enjoyed by all who
attended on Saturday, July
18.
This workshop was
about the charm and sci-
ence of making delicious
jam and jelly. Thank you,
Mrs. Monica Brinkley,
Liberty County Extension
Director, for discussing the
history, basics, and safe
handling practices for jams
and jellies. Many thanks
also to our volunteer, Mrs.
Georgette Walko, for shar-
ing her skill and experience
teaching us how to make
jam and jelly. Mrs. Walko
generously surprised par-
ticipants with their own.
take-home jar of blueberry
jelly.
Making jam and jelly is
one way of preserving our
locally abundant fruits to
savor throughout the year.
It is also a wonderful tradi- .


-, tion to share with the entire
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORT- family.
Plaintff, .. Look for announce-
Plai,. .f.


Georgette Walko taught participants how to make jam and
jelly. At the end of the workshop, everyone took some home!


on preserving foods. The
use of the Heritage Room
at the Blountstown Public'
Library for this class was
much appreciated!


please call the' Calhoun
County Extension .Sei-vice
at 674-8323. "The
Foundation for the Gator
Nation" an Equal


Legal Notice -vs ments ofu ture workshops For more information, Opportunity Institution.
STERESA BODIFORD, THE UNKNOWN. -
Public Auction SPOUSE OF TERESA .BODIFORD, '_______________________
WILEY D. TOLBERT; STEVEN BODI-
Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc..will hold FORD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF-
a public auction on, August 7, 2009 at 2:00 STEVEN BODIFORD; OF -LIVING,
(P.M.) on a: INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR
1994 Ford, Ranger Super, TK, Green In RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE 'k y PD an CCS
Color RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS. Inestigate! During the Past Week by BPD and CCSD
VIln#FTCR14X2RPC 6404 DEVISEES, GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES,,,, I- E
CREDITORS, 'LIENORS, AND
Auction ill be held at Mallory Towing and TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS'
Recovery Inc. at 17311 NE Pear Street in CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR c.
Blountstown FL., 850-674-2869. AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); l
:UNKNOWN TENANT f1; UNKNOWN,
Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc. reserves UTENANT #2.
the right to reject any and all bids. Defendant(s) -"AO'' 9. WI 0 M W 101 f ll ,'e i di


Legal Notice
CALHOUN COUNTY
PROJECT # 014.140
CHIPOLA ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The Calhoun-County Board of County
Commissioners will' receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or cor-
poration interested in copstructing the fol-"
lowing project:. -
CALHOUN COUNTY
CHIPOLA ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Plans and specifications can be obtained
at Preble-Rish, Inc.,. 20684 Central, Ave.
East, BlountsIown, FL 32424; (850) 674-
3300. The bid must conform to Sectiq0
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public enti-
ty crimes.
Completion date for these projects will be
180 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bid-
der.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specified date will be set
at $500.00 per day.
All bidders must be pre-qualified with
Florida Department of Transportation-per
Section 2-1 f the FDOT Standards and
Specifications of Road and Bridge,
Construction, latest edition. ,
Please indicate on the envelope that this is
a sealed bid, the bid number and what the
bid is for.
Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m.
(C.T.), on August 18, 20 09 at the
Calhoun County Clerk's Office, Calhoun
County Courthouse, 20859 Central
Avenue East, Room 130, Blountstown,
Florida 32424, and will be opened and
read aloud on August 18, 20 09 at
5:00 p.m.(C.T).

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $ .
100.00 per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made payable to PRE-
BLE-RISH, INC.
The Board of County Commissioners'
reserves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid that In their
judgment will be In the best Interest of
Calhoun County,'

Legal Notice
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL VOTER REG-
.ISTRATION INELIGIBILITY


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

Begin at A Northwaet Corner of the
Southwet 1/4 of the Northweat 1/4 of
Sectlon 4, Township 2 North, Range 9
Weat, Calhoun County, Florida; thence
run East 830 feet; thence run south 530
feet; thence run 'Wet 830 feet; thence
north 530 feet; back to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
A/K/A
14893 NW Sam Duncan Road
Aftha, FL 32421 i
at public sale, to ine higne l and De Id-
der, for cash,'Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 .SE Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, FL 32424 at 11:00 A.M. CST
on August 20, 2009.
DATED at CALHOUN County this 20th
day of July, 2009.
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner asof the date of the Iis
'pendens, must.filer a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court
on the 13th day of May, 2009.
Ruth W. Attaway
Clerk of Court
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990,. persons needing
aqcommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If hearing
impaired, please call (800) 955-9771
(TDD) or (800)-59-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328 ,
Tel: (813) 915-8660
Fax: (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff

Legal Notice
CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN -
MISCELLANEOUS STRIPING
NOTICE TO RECElIE SEALED BIDS
The City of Blountstown will receive sealed
bids from any qualified person, company
or corporation Interested in constructing:
CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN MISCELLA-
NEOUS STRIPING


Pursuant to Section 98.075, Florida This project shall consist of'mlscellaneous
Statutes, and Information provided by the striping on various-roads within the City of
Blountstown.

R BIDS The RFP package can be obtained at
Blountstown City Hall located at 20591
Central Avenue West, Blountstown Florida
any, Inc., CGCO03540, the 32424 (850) 674-5488. The bid must con-
ew Blountstown High School, form to Section 287.133(3) Florida
own, Florida is accepting sealed Statutes, on public entity crimes.
reactors for the following Bid Completion date for these projects will be
S 90 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bid-
der.
Liquidated damages for failure to complete
the project on the specified date will be set
at $200.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope that this is
eel a sealed bid, the bid number and what the
bid is for.
Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, on September 8 2009, at
& Panels the Blountstown City Hall located at 20591
aiming Central Avenue West, Blountstown Florida
32424 (850) 674-5488, and will be opened
and read aloud on September 8 2009,
at 6:00 p.m. Central Tirie. The
public Is invited to attend.
systems
l Building ys Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
l Building Sys. $25.00 per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made payable to the
City of Blountstow n.
The City of Blountstown reserves the right
to waive informalities in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept
fications & Bid Packageswill be the lowest responsive and responsible bid.
at the Construction Manager's If you have any questions, please call
s St., Tallahassee, FL 32304 James Woods at (850) 674-5488.
)9.

ie held at the Blountstown Civic
thursday, August 13,2009at2:00 LEGAL NOTICES

Deadline Monday Noon
ll be received and publicly read
enter, Blountstown, Florida, on Please Email Your Ads to
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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

SA disturbance at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
landed one man in jail over
the weekend.
Cory Stephen Girardot
was arrested in the. early
morning hours Sunday and
charged with disorderly
intoxication.
According to the
SBlountstown Police.
Department, Ofc. Patrick
Crawford was dispatched to
the hospital at 2:20 a.m.
with Calhoun County
deputies Jared Nichols and
Eddie Dalton assisting.
Girardot and two males
'were, found in the parking
lot. Ofc. Crawford noted in
his report that Girardot was
visibly upset, and smelled of
alcohol. When asked what
occurred, Girardot report-


edly began yelling that he
brought his girlfriend to the
emergency room because
she was having trouble
breathing, then alleged a
_"nurse wouldn't help us
and got in my face."
Ofc. Crawford spoke
with R.N. L6u Condon who
advised he asked Girardot
to fill out some paper work
on his girlfriend. Hovwrever,
Girardot -allegedly began
kicking the door to"th6
treatment .room in an
attempt to get inside.
Condon said. he' advised
Girardot several times to
calm down, go back into the
lobby, and complete the
required 'paper work, but,
* Girardot reportedly
became aggressive and
began yelling profanities 'at
hini, preventing the nursing
.staff from performing their
jobs in a timely professional


manner.
Back in the E.R. park-
ing lot, Ofc. Crawford found
Girardot had not calmed
down and was raising his
voice, causing a scene. He
was then placed under
arrest. When asked how
much he'd had to drink,
Girardot allegedly cursed at
the officer.
Once inside the patrol
car, Girardot began banging
his head: on- the caggecfirbul
ing in 'a laceratih 'to lis -
.upper forehead. He was
taken back to the E.R. for
treatment, but decided he
didn't want to wait and
signed himself out against
medical advice.

,Girardot was booked
into the Calhoun County,
Jail and released later in
the day. An Aug. 20 court.
date has been set.


Drunk bicyclist falls into traffic,


arrested for disorderly intoxication


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

An intoxicated bicyclist
,who fell into traffic wound
up in jail Friday night.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Ofc. Jody
Hoagland responded to SR
20 near Badcock & More
after a passerby spotted a
man fall off his bike into the
lane of traffic, causing sev-
eral vehicles to come to a
quick halt. Ofc;. Hoagland
found Mark Honnaker


. extremely intoxicated and
unable, to stand. He report-
edly had two quart bottles
of Cobra Malt Liquor and
advised he had been drink-
ing since 8 a.m.

Honnaker was taken to
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
after requesting treatment,
but once there, he report-
edly began.causing a distur-
bance in the emergency
room lobby, cursing loudly
at staff and patients. When
Ofc. Hoagland told him to
calm down, Honnaker


allegedly threatened to
shoot him with a Colt 5 shot
pistol.. He was then given a
patdown search for officer
safety. Honnaker continued
yelling at the staff, then
attempted to run out the
door. The ER staff advised
they could not see him
while he was acting that
way and he was placed
under arrest for disorderly
intoxication.

Honnaker remained in
custody at, the Calhoun.
County Jail at press time.


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liberty and justice for all." mote equal access to justice civil legal aid from the 137
We have embraced "equal and to fund nonprofit pro- nonprofit programs, around
justice under law" as a grams that provide high- the country that currently
national ideal. quality civil legal assistance receive funding from LSC.
But the poor often can- to the nation's poor. Legal Even before the reces-
not hire a lawyer when they Services of North Florida, sion, LSC-funded programs
need one to solve a pressing Inc. provides, that service to were not able to help all the
civil legal problem, and the 16 counties in north Florida people who came through
current recession means from five offices in their doors or called on the
that increasing numbers Tallahassee, Quincy, telephone. In 2005, LSC
will be turning to legal aid Panama City, Fort Walton found that for every eligible
programs because they Beach, and Pensacola. client LSC-funded pro-
have no place else to go for Individual attorneys and grams werd able to assist,
assistance. law firms, the state and one eligible applicant was
SThese low-income local bar associations, foun- turned away. LSC under-
Americans are women dations, the state legisla- stated the magnitude of the
seeking protection from ture and local governments "justice gap," because it
abuse, mothers trying to and many private founda- only included people aware
obtain child support, fami- tions donate time and of services and those who
lies facing unlawful evic- money on behalf of legal aid came to a legal aid office. In
tions or foreclosures that to the poor. north Florida, less than
could leave them homeless, Millions of Americans 20% percent of low-income
and individuals who have for the first time are or will residents with legitimate
lost their jobs and need be finding themselves fac- legal problems are able to
help in aooplving for unem- ing poverty because of the obtain the assistance of a


ployment compensation
and other benefits.


recession. The challenge
for civil legal aid programs


See LEGAL SERVICES, page 12


CALL FO

Culpepper Construction Compai
Construction Manager for the N1
Calhoun County Schools, Blountst
bids from qualified Trade Cont
Packages (BP):

Package # Description
BP 02 Sitework
BP 02A Site Fencing
BP 03 Concrete
BP 04 Masonry
BP 05 Structural & Misc St
BP 06 Casework
BP 08 Windows
BP 09A Painting & Sealants
BP 09B Acoustical Ceilings&
BP 09C. Drywall & Metal Fra
BP 09D Carpet & VCT
BP 09E Hard Tile
BP 10 General Trades
BP 10A Covered Walkway S:
BP 13 Pre-Engineered Meta
BP 15A Plumbing
BP 15B HVAC Systems
BP 15C 'Fire Sprinkler Systen
BP 16 Electrical Systems

BID DOCUMENTS: Plans, Speci
available for viewing or pick-up-
office located at 625 W. Gaine
beginning Tuesday, August 4, 200

PRE-BID CONFERENCE will b
Center, Blountstown, Florida on TI
PM CST.

BID OPENINGS; Sealed Bids wi
aloud at the Blountstown Civic C.
Thursday, August 27 at 2;00 PM (

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The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 12


- BRAeiGHO]r n


Courtney Ricardo
starring in "High
School Musical"
Courtney Ricardo, the
daughter of Lou and Tina
(Kopec) Ricardo, is star-
S ring in Disney's "High
School Musical" at the
Ar Pensacola Little Theatre.
Courtney (pictured at
.4 right) will portray
Gabriella Montez. The
show runs 7 .p.m. Friday
and Saturdays through a
Aug. 8; 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 9 at the Pensacola
Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St.


Blountstown High Class of '54 marks Legal Services continued
lawyer, according to current must step up their efforts to
estimates. provide high-quality civil
55th reunion atthe Pioneer Settlement.In north Florida and legal assistance to the poor.
5 elsewhere, funding and These times-require all of
resources do not keep pace us to keep working to make
The Blountstown High School Class of '54 recently celebrated their 55th reunion at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. with the demand for civil the promise of equal justice
'Among those attending were (front row, from left) Sally McCaskill Redfern, Gracie Hardin Holley, Marie Daniels Douglas, legal aid. a reality.
Judy Wynn Stepp, Helen Dunn Ribbe, Sylvia Neal Grandall, Mvaudell Etheridge Strong, Joyce Williams Little,,Patsy Davis' The fact is that the If you need legal assis-
Chapman, Jessie Mae Price (teacher), (middle row) Sara Gaskin (teacher), Betty Blair Mercer, Minnie Ruth' Bracewell Potts, majority of most' poor stance, contact any of the
Americans do not have offices in our area,
'Joe Redfern, Jimmie Kate Ramsey.Langston, Julie Leonard Smith (adopted by Class of '54), Amos Bailey, Darryl Taylor, access to justice.. At a time Tallahassee (850-385
Audrey Webb Farion, Margie Montford Hiers, (back row) Jim Kearce, R.L. Alford, Tommy Traylor, Billy Tom Todd, Reggie of economic hardship, gov- 9007), Quincy (850-875-
Redfern, Maroni Shuler, and Jimmy Suggs.. ernments," businesses and 9881), or Panama City
____ community organizations (850-769-3581).











ACME APPLIANCE REPAIR dU4t* wateresting of town for yohemical
Reasonable Rates/Friendly Service www.soundoffaudio.com sPi es.

-*.. 850-639-2225 Office '* FOR HOME, CAR AND BOATS STRICKLAND'S
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20567 NW Depot Avenue
Fax: 850-674-9330 20567 NW.,.,:,Avenue 11856 NW Glory Hill Road Cell 850-209-8458
email: bracewellpsj@fairpoint.net 8 5 0 -6 7 4 -4 7 7 7 Altha, FL 32421 Home 850-762-8307

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Residential & Comrnmerca Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units,
AFFORDABLE QUALITY SERVICE Ice Machines & Cold Storage
--_1 zCall 674-3434 or 1-800-628-8733 .
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.W ell Drillin Before Summer Makes You Sweat Roofing & Building Contractors

LICENSED DRILLERS W I'* iIMrtI O'MPM rBM Commercial ROYCE WISE
SALES & REPAIRS & Residential Cell: 850-643-8701

Williams Home Improvements o,^ Custom
Pro-T a Senrving Calhoun County Since 1990 ,,J; FLOOR CARE
Reaff No Job Too Big or Sma"* N FM ONEY cer'en- F.,,
ce 30 CONCRETE WORK PYnPO
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The County Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 13


CARS &
TRUCKS
1985 Jeep CJ7 $1250 850-
674-4293

FOR RENT
RV trailers $75 $80 week,
most utilities furnished; 2 bdr.
trailers when available. Call
674-4011.
Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom
'on John F. Bailey Road, S-R 20
W, Blountstown. $85 to $145
weekly. Deposit required. All
utilities included. NO PETS.
Also RV for rent. Call 674-
7616.
Apartment for rent. Good
downtown location. Call David
at 674-1000 or 674-1706.
Very nice 16 x 80 mobile
home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,;
porch and carports, fenced
yard, private.drive. No children
or animals. $450/mo. (2) refer-
ences required. Call 674-4011.

FOR SALE
King size.bed mattress, box
springs and frame, $100; 2 sets
of sheets free with. purchase
Call 674-5940, leave message.
Full size sleeper in grqat con-
dition, couch is cloth. Been
used very little, Priced


Reduced, $80.00. Call 762-
2705.
"Lifetime" basketball goal for
sale. Complete with net.
Portable approx. 24" back-
board with adjustable height.
Excellent condition, $35.00.
Call 643-2298.
(2) 4x4 metal cabinets, and
shelving, 42" round glass table,
baby bed and mattress, girls
infant shirts, $5/$3.00; sleeper
sofa, Singer sewing machine,
all for best offer. Call 674-3264.

JOB
OPPORTUNITY
DRIVER TRAINEE NEEDED
NOW AT WERNER ENTER-
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-
3624
A Terrific Opportunityl
- Liberty National Life Insurance
Company
$100,000-- Earning. Potential,
Benefits, Pension, 401(k),
BCBS Insurance for those who'
qualify! Call 1-800-257-5500.
Temporary-Needed Seven
(7) Farm workers and
Laborer, Crop
8/24/09-11/05/09, Hart Apple
Farms, LLC of Peru, NY


CHIPOLA COLLEGE is recruiting.for a
full-time SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR.

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
Religion.

DEGREES) MUST BE FROM A REGIONALLY
ACCREDITED COLLEGE AND/OR UNIVERSITY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
July22, 29



Calhoun County School Board

JOB OPPORTUNITY

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

Math Teacher
Blountstown Middle School

.-Terms of Employment: 10 Months
* Salary: Commensurate with Current Salary Schedule and
Experience
* Applicant Qualifications: Appropriate State of Florida
Certification. ,
* Apply online at http://www.calhounflschools.org/. Applications.
must be completed by July 31, 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.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
Equal Opportunity Employer
July 29,2009


Calhoun County School Board

JOB OPPORTUNITY

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

Elementary Education Teacher
Carr Elementary & Middle'School

*Terms of Employment: 10 months
*Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary
Schedule and Experience
Qualifications: Appropriate State of Florida Certification
*Applications are to be submitted on-line at
http://www.calhounflschools.org/. Applications must be
completed by July 31st, 2009.
*A copy of the job duties pertiaining to this position is
available at Carr School or the Superintendent's Office.
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed
to Mr. Darryl Taylor, Principal or Mr. Tommy McClellan,
Superintendent.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to
race, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or
marital status.

DRUG.FREE WORKPLACE
Equal Opportunity Employer
July 29, 2009


Wage offer of $9.70 per hour
and piece rates are offered
depending upon crop activity.
Under direct supervision, work-
er will perform combination of
tasks involved in the farm oper-
ation. Workertools, supplies and
equipment will be provided at
no cost to the worker. May use
and operate tractors, trucks,
engines and pumps on farm
property, to move and set up
. equipment/supplies, such as
ladders, bins to and from stor-
age or packing shed. Perform
summer pruning, grubbing and
will pick apples during harvest
time. Workers expected to work
at least 8 hours a day, 5 to 6
days a week, weather and crop
conditions permitting. Workers
guaranteed opportunity to work
of the total workdays. Housing
provided'at no cost to workers.
Onetime transportation and'
subsistence expenses to the
worksite will be provided by the
employer. Applicants to report
or send resumes .to nearest.
SWA office, contact information
with job order number
#NY0913506.
Farm Workers and' Crop
Laborers
Shoreham, Vermont area. 14
temporary workers needed at
Sentinel Pine Orchards, Inc.
Workers will spot pick apples
and perform orchard work of
clearing brush, pruning-
spraying. .
To.,start approx.. 08/06/2009 to
10/23/2009. A great deal of
heavy lifting. Hourly wage for
orchard work is $ 9.57 per hr.
Picking wage of $.85 per 1-1/8
bu. bx. with an hourly guarantee
of $ 9.57 per hr. Work is guaran-
teed for 3/4 of the contract peri-
od. Tools provided without cost.
Housing provided to workers
outside of the commuting dis-
tance. Transportation cost
reimbursed after 15 days or
50% of contract period,
whichever comes first.
Contact The Nearest
Department of Labor Office for
application and referral. Apply
for Job Order 66059.

HOMES FOR
SALE
UNDER CONSTRUCTION -
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
653-5597.


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.
Office/Home for sale by
Owner 1,820 square feet
office building on 2 lots in town,
close to court house. This
building has been used as an
office for last 35 years but can
be also used as a home or as
an office plus apartment. It has
a new roof, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3
to 4 bedrooms or offices.
Asking $140,000. Call 674-
8021 or 643-8324 for an
appointment to see.
Beautiful home for sale in
Bristol on 1 acre in great Bristol
location. Recently built in 2004,
2500 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3 bath,.
w/foyer, vaulted ceilings, large
deck, separate garage that
matches home. For more infor-
mation, 643-2721 or 643-8640.,


Please Help Me Get Home!
If You See Me Call
643-6011


LOST & FoUNp
LOST Wallet between
Blountstown and Panama City.
Very sentimental, contains note
from-. my wife on our wedding
day. Cash reward. Call 850-
258-5851.

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

WANTED
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
643-1723. .


REAL ESTATE
Land for sale in Bristol. 22


HAND-PICKED QUALITY





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acres including planted pines
and fish pond on corner of Old
Bristol Road, and Hwy. 379.
Price reduced, must sell, asking
$189,000 for all or owner will
divide. For more info, 643-2721
or 643-6760. *

LIVESTOCK
Looking for grown hens. Call
762-2705.

WANTED
Wanted enclosed one or two
axle trailer in good condition, 7'
wide x 12' long preferred. Call
674-4011 after 6:00 p.m.

YARD SALE
Multi family yard sale
Saturday, starting at 7:00 a.m.
until 1:00 at 19906 SW South
St., Blountstown. 'Household
items, clothes and children's
items.
Two family yard sale Saturday,
7:00 a.m. in Blountstown at
Sound Off Audio parking lot.
Almost new bunk beds, full size
mattress, oak table, baby items,
lots of clothes, and misc. tools
and household items. 674-
,2182, cancel if rain.
Yard sale, Saturday, 7X00 a.m.
until, 1/2 mile north of Carr
School on Hwy. 73 North in
Clarksville.
Yard sale Saturday, at St. Paul
A.M.E. Church, 16076 River St.,
7:00 a.m. until. Cancel if'rain.
. Yard sale Friday & Saturday,
7:00 a.m. on CR 69-A, 1-1/2
miles north of Peanut- Mill in
Altha. Something for everyone.
Yard sale Saturday, 7:00 a.m.,
1/2 mile off Hwy. 71 North on
Alliance Road (on left watch
for signs). Clothes, swimsuits,
toys, crib and misc. household
items, too much to list. 762-
9543.
Two family yard sale Saturday,
7:00 a.m. until, Hwy. 71 North
between Altha & Blountstown.
Watch for signs.. Maternity
clothes,. baby clothes, lots of
household items and much.
more.
Multi family yard sale Friday &
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. until at
18121 NE Roy Golden Road in


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1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

utton Creek Apartments
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDDIITY 711 'y
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AUTO*- HOME* LIFE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE; t .
ForA Friendly Ouote Call
F 674-5333

Vickery-O'Bryan;
INSURANCE!
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Blountstown. Don't miss this
sale. Cancel is rain.

Huge multi family yard sale
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until Noon,
Hwy. 20 West across from
American Legal at Goodman's
'LTD. Something for everyone!
Garage sale Saturday at the
corner of Lee Hill Road and
11th St. There will be lots of fur-
niture, *futon bed," chairs, end
tables, sewing machine with
cabinets, etc), depression
glass, collectible items, clothes,
glassware, pot and pans and
lots more. 7:00 a.m. until.
Yard sale Friday, 8:00 a.m.
until 12 Noon, at .17096 NE
Pear St.; Blountstown: Lots of
stuff. 674-2106.




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The Courity Record, JULY 29, 2009, Page 14

Murder case continued


Dep. Wheetley, Sgt.
Mallory, and State
Attorney Investigator Steve
Mears located Allen on
Fannin Avenue in
Blountstown. She also gave
a statement, but investiga-
tors had some problems
with the two women's sto-
ries.
4 During a follow-up inter-
view with the women on
Tuesday, Long stated that
Ammons was also in the
vehicle.
Upon further question-
ing, Allen reportedly con-
fessed that the foursome
had planned the robbery'
for some time and had even
done a "dry run" about six.
weeks prior. On that fateful
Sunday, she said she and
the two other women
picked up Barnes, along
with a 16-year-old boy, at
the Riverview RV Park.
Later that night, they
dropped Barnes off at the
Slip 'N Slide as planned,
then circled around River
Road and drove to the loca-
tion where they'd agreed to


pick him up. However, they
spotted police lights coming
and fled. They continued
north on Hwy. 12 and
turned right at North
Florida Lumber, taking the
back roads to Pea Ridge
Road and up to SR 20.
They dropped the teen off
at the RV park, stopped at
the BP Station where Long
cashed her paycheck, then
headed back to
Blountstown. Allen stated
she received a call from a
friend later that night who
told her Barnes had been
shot and killed.
Ammons was then
brought in for questioning
and investigators told her
that Allen had confessed to
their involvement.
Ammons reportedly began
to cry, then gave a state-
ment consistent with
Allen's confession.
However, Ammons refused
to discuss the division of the
stolen money and her
involvement in the pre-
planning of the robbery.,'
" Long was questioned


again and advised that
Allen and Ammons had
both confessed and were
under arrest. Long pro-
ceeded to give a statement
consistent with the other
women and admitted to
being the driver of the vehi-
cle and performing the "dry
run" about six weeks prior.
She also said. she knew she
would receive a portion of
the stolen money.
The teenage boy in the
car that night was accom-
panied by his mother when
he spoke with investigators
and corroborated the
sequence of events that
occurred leading to the
death of Barnes. He has
not been charged with any
crime.
If convicted, the three
women face life in prison
for second degree murder.
According to Florida law, if
someone is killed during
the perpetration or attempt
to commit a felony, anyone
involved in orchestrating
the crime will be charged
with murder.


Corvette Clubs visit Settlement

Around 50 Corvette Club members from Panama City, Tallahassee, and Dothan con-
verged at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Saturday morning. The group was in town for a
tour of the mid 1800s historic community. A few of the group members are shown above
with some of the corvettes.





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