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Publication Date: October 28, 2009
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009 103rd Year, No. 9 M1 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


Man is

of beating


News Editor
A IGnard man is being
charged by wai-rant with
felony domestic battery
after allegedly attacking his
rlfrierid, then intentional-
ly causing a wreck.

the Scotts Ferry cut off
road Thursday afternoon
'ust after 2 p.m. Upon
arrival, he spoke with a
wonian airho had bruises on
her :neck and head. She
alleged that her boyfriend,
Michael Edward Stone,
31, was with her at a
friend's house and had:
been drinking since 9 a.m.
When she decided to leave,
she said Stone took her car
keys so she began ivalking
toward their residence. She
said Stone drove down CR
392 and found her walking,
pushed her down, ripped
See ATTACK, page 2




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Construction begins on new Blountstown High

News Editor
It's official...a new Blountstown High School is now
under construction!
A groundbreaking ceremony for the long awaited
high school was held 'ILesday morning on the site at
Hwy. 69 and Mason Road. School Supenntendent
Tommy McClellan was joined .by former
Superintendent Mary Sue Neves who initiated the
project during her term in office. .
McClellan commended JRA Architecis, Culpepper
Construction, and Bailey, Bishop & Lane Engineers for
all their hard work getting the project underway.
The school is being built on an 80 acre site that was

purchased back in May for $539,493 from Marc
Choulat and his sister, Terri,
Superintendent McClellan says students who are
currently 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders will be the first
group to attend the new high school in the 2011-12
school year. The old BHS will house BMS.
State Representative Marti Coley was also thanked
for her assistance, along with Sen. Al Lawson, for work-
ing to get proviso language included in the state appro-
priation bill that allowed Calhoun County to be reim-
bursed for prior expenses on the school project.
School Board Chairwoman Kelly King commented
that she is pleased to see the new BHS project movirfg
forward and hopes to see new schools in the future for
Altha, Carr, and Blountstown Elementary.








at 5 p.m.
The Kinard Volunteer
Fire Department invites
you to bring the family to
its annual Halloween
Carnival Fund Raiser
Saturday, October 31,
starting at 5 p.m. CDT at
the Kinard Community
Center bn Hwy 73 South.
Some of the activities at
the carnival include a kids'
costume contest at 6 p.m.

ed house, car bash. and var-
ious booths with prizes at
most. Prices are extremely
reasonable; booths cost
either a quarter or fifty
Tickets will be available
onsite for the $500 raffle
and the quilt raffle. Food.
and drinks will also be
available on site.
For more information,
call Doyle Daniels at 639-

MORE 011

Blountstown IVIain
Street is pleased to present
the next Movie on the
Square on Saturday, ict.
31. The featured movie will
be "'11vilight".
Before showtime, the
Calhoun Cotinty Health
Department will host a
POW (Power of Wisdom)
Rally at 6 p.m. with a
'11vilight character fook-a-
like contest at 6:30 p.m.
e rd
and come decked out as
your favorite "Twilight"
The movie will begin at
7 p.m. at Magnolia Squate.
There will be bleachers on
site, but many moviegoers
enjoy bringing a folding
chair and blankets to watch
the film on the lawn. Free
popcorn and Kool-Aid will
be served. Sodas, pizza, and
candy will be available for a
reasonable cost.


One Specialty
One Pizza
With Two
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Xtra Large...$20.99
19838 SR 20 West
Blountstown, FL

Reader believes attendance

rules doorn students tofailure

DeT eE toob em" with our fl eawisthooutlanhahope at
school system lies directly No wonder more and
in'Allaha asis "should li tents are home
be" on students, and their And, as for the FCAT,
receiving a propel educa- please, don't get me start-
tionAttendance is vital, how- ed..... Sincere,
ever, the way it is set up Rosalind C.
now is ridiculous. As it Rauschenberg
exists, it dooms students to Blountstown, FL

When things. go wrong, the law 'firm of
.faSOR D. Winn, P.A. is here tti help. We
understand how important it is for you to
know your legal rights and how to protect
them. Our areas of practice.include:

RIOHyH C RdelneanorOffenses

Grand Theft.
DUPs ...
Driving Offenses
Vi of Probation
L' CONStiltatiat?


Oct. 19: Stephanie Edenfield, violation county probation;
Ronnie Hendrix, failure to appear; Allana Carroll, driving
while license suspended or revoked with knowledge
Oct. 20: Theodore Black, reckless driving, resisting arrest
without violence, violation state probation; Mathew
Layfield, writ of attachment; James Baggett, writ of attach-
Oct.21: Santiago Trejo-Rubio, violation county.probation;
Randy Kent, violation state probation; Issac Kent, viold-
tion county probation; William McCranie, domestic bat-
tery; Vincent Thomas Cooney, resisting arrest without vio-
Oct. 23: Robert A. Kimbrel, violation county probation
Oct. 24: Jay Allen Pitts, disorderly intoxication
Oct. 19: Martisha Cotrell, sentingl20 days
Oct. 21: Pedro Eugene Bostick, grand theft, burglary of
Oct. 22: Shelbra Finch, state VOP
Oct. 25: Patrick Dixon, holding for Lake Co.

The shbre individuals welD hooked into the Calhoun or
many county Jan over the past week. Ahbough ther
have been charged with a citine, they are considehid
innocent unni proven guiny.

Ehe fountg Rt cord

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Kelli Peacock....News Editor
Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and
the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has
never missed ah Issue.


Liberty Countfs unemployment rate

T&#GERS 10&)681 IN State at 5.8 percent

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Ilit th e' Reco rd 's1


Reader is concerned about

government spending, SHIP

The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 2

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and you can interact by
Submitting your comments
about issues that affect
our community

- Letter to Editor,
We are all aware of the
economy being bad, this is
why I'm concerned about
the spending of county and
government money, gas
prices and all.
Cutting back on jobs and
schools does not help at all,
it worsens it. We have peo-
ple on very limited income
because of disability and
such that need our help.
This is why I am saying
that it is timp we take back
what we should rightly
have, gas prices,; and this
other mess needs to be
*protested to 1 Congress,
Representatitres and such -
it has to end.
One of the had things I
cannot figure out, and

mind you, I have no objec-
tion to first time home own-
ers getting assistance from
the SHIP program, but we
have people that have
owned their homes for
years and need help
because they have limited
funds due to disabilities and
they should come first. So,
why did the funds all go to
the first time home owners?
I've been told by some of
the- old honie owners that
there SHIP yogrant
and they will just have to
wait because it is going to
the fli-st time. home owisers.
That is wrong if this is what
is happening.

Concerned Citizen,
Christine Mallory

Blountstown High School FFA members were recognized during the groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the new
BHS. They are shown abovp being congratulated by School Superintendent Tommy McClellan and State Representathie
Marti Coley. Pictured are (kneeling, from left) Ashley Adams, Davld Leonard,.1tewart Herndon, (standing) Supt.
McClellan, Alison Slongo, Kate McFarland, Morgan Davis, Alixx Srriith, Rep. Coley, 1..aura Stoltzfus, Karis Smith, Caitlyn
Stewart; and Jessica Collier. Not pictured are Daniel Leonard and FFA sponsor Ron Mears.

E10HIRStown FFA only chapter in' U.S.
. 4 a a
with two national championship teams

The Ag Issues Team,
consistingof MorgarrDavis,
Kate McFarland, Alixx
Smith, and Alison Slongo,
came home ranked as a
Blountstown FFA
Chapter was the only chap-
ter to have two national

FFA Reporter

Blountstown FFA rep-
resented Calhoun County
well this past week at the
FFA National Convention
in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Two teams came home
national champions.

The Forestry Team,
consisting of Stewart
Herndon, Daniel Leonard,
David Leonard, and Laura
Stoltzfus, also won first
place. Daniel, Stewart, and
David placed second place,
fourth place, and fifth place
respectively in individual
scores in the nation.

The Farm Business
191anagement Team, con-
sisting of Ashley Adams,
. Jessica Collier, Karis Smith
and Caitlyn Stewart, won
first place. Caitlyn and
Ashley placed third place
and fifth place respectively
in individual scores in the

Liberty County once
again, has the lowest unem-
ploymdnt-rate in the State
of Florida at 5.3. percent.
Liberty County is followed
by Walton 6.8 percent,
Monroe 7.0 percent,
Franklin 7.1 pei-cent and
Holmes, Jackson,
I afayette, Okaloosa and
Wakulla at 7.2 percent
Calhoun County's rate is
at 8.2, down from 8.3 last
month, but much higher
than the 5.7 rate this time
last year.

All of the counties that; the royippf )Lugust rate of
make up the Chipola 10.8 percent and is up 4.3
Regional Workforce Region percentage points froin
wereslightly lower.or were., September. .2008. <..The
stable in their unemploy- states unemployment rate
ment percentages. is 1.2 percentage -points
According to the Agency for higher that the national
Workforce Innovation, rate of 9.8 percent. The
Florida's seasonally adjust- last time unemployment
ed unemployment rate for rate was as high as
September 2009 is 11.0 September 20(19 was
percent. This represents October 1975 whei1 the
1,012,000 jobless out of a rate was also 11.0 percent.
labor force of 9,193,000. One indication that
The unemployment is up Florida's economy is begin-
0.2 percentage point from ning to stabilize is the

reduction .,of .. Workers
. Adjustment arid Petraining
Notification Act (WARN)
notices. Themuoticesaare
submitted by employers to
the Florida Agency for
Workforce Innovation as
required, by federal .law.
WARN notices received bjr
the agency decreased over
the past several months fro
a peak of 38 WARN notices
in March 2009 to 7 notices
in September,

his mother's hbme. Upon
being interviewed by Major
Roman Wood, Stone down-
played liis role $\aggressor
and put the blame on his
girlfriend, admitting he was
driving, but alleging she
pulled the emergency
brake that caused the

her shirt off then drug her
on the foad by her hair.
The woman alleged Stone
began hitting her repeated-
ly in the back of her head
with his fist. He then
reportedly told her if she
would get back in the car,
he would drive her home.
However, when she got in

the vehicle, she said he
sped off in the opposite
direction driving in excess
of 100 mph and passed a
vehicle .on a curve. She
alleged he deliberately
tried to cause the other
vehicle to wreck, then
pulled the emergency
brake while traveling at 80

mph which caused his own
vehicle to crash. The driver
of the other car called 911.
Stone fled the scene, run-
ning off into the woods.
- The following day, inv.
Steve Mears of the State
Attorney's Office advised
he had arrested Stone and
taken him into.custody at

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The Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce is
pleased to announce the
theme for this year's
Christmas parade has been
finalized as "Candyland
Parade day is set for
Saturday, Dec. 5. The
Altha parade will begin at 1
p.m., and the Blountstown
parade will start at 5 p.m.
More details on lineup and
participation will be
released in the coming
Blountstown. Main
Street will hold Movie on

the Square on Friday, Dec.
4, at Magnolia Square. To
tie in with the parade
theme, a trio of Christmas
classics will be featured
including "Rudolph the Red
Nosed Reindeer", "Frosty
the Snowman", and "Santa
Claus Is Coming To Town".
That same night, the City
of Blountstown will host the
traditional tree lighting on
the square.
For more information
about the parade, please
email Kristy Terry at or
give her a call at 674-4519.


Marketplace is open the
first Saturday of every
month from 8 a.m. to noon
in the greenspace next to
Wakulla Bank. The next
market date is this
Saturday, Nov. 7. Contact
Kelli at 674-1004 'to

jE space!

Elountstown Main
Street is proud to sponsor
the downtown farmers mar-
ket featuring fresh produce,
home baked items, hand-
made crafts, and original
artwork, along with live
entertainment. -

Photographer and documentary filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus captured this photo of the Calhoun County treasure known OS

maintained dirt road leads
to Johnny Boy Landing,
which the county maintains
with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission. Hamilton
Springs RoAd borders the
southwestern property
boundary arid: a county-
maintained road with sey-
eral turnout runs along the
river to the Look-n-
Tremble area.
Three perennial or
intermittent streams that
enter the river along the
tract are Hollis, Holliman
and -Bauldreetnbranches:
Sensitive habitat. types
include seepage streams,
remnant bottomland forest,
floodplain forest, small
cypress dome swamps, wet
pine/niesic flatwoods,,slope
forest and longleaf/sandhill

80? NOWS?

Emall usI

g g The River Valley reserve your FRE

Chipola River to be preserved anna,
A central portion of the Look-N-Tremble rapids tion of a purchase approved with interested people and p.
Chipola River corridor, area, will be permanently by the Northwest Florida partner agencies to explore
including the popular protected following comple- Water Management recreation options for the 9 A
District Governing Board. property Additional recre-
The 1,375-acres of river ation activities could be
Br wks bemg sold corridor in Calhoun hiking, fishing, horseback
County, including tivo-and- riding, birding, primitive *

0 a-half miles north and bne camping and nature appre-
r glossy Pond tr mile south of Altha Road citation.
C t R d 274 ill b A Calhoun Count Caman of 2 n

( ouny oa ), w
purchased with $5.2 mil-
lidn 'of Florida Forever
/'Three perennial
.streams and seven diverse
upland and wetland habitat
brpes will be permanently
protected, as will a sur-
roundifiqupland buffer that
as currently occupied by
pane plantations," said
District Executive Director
Douglas E. Barr. "The
Look-n'Ikemble rapids -cut
into and expose ancient
limestone in a locally popu-
lar and geologically signifi-
cant area.o
ca 'tThere.istianwealth of
recreation available, and
opting are likely to
increase following. District
purchase," said William O.
"Bill" Cleckley, Director of
the District's Division s of
Land Management and
Acquisitions. "Canoeing,
kayaking and tubing are
popular at the rapids and
limited quota or special
opportunity hunting may
be ideal here. The area
will initially be closed to
hunting until the District
conducts public workshops

The Mossy Pond
Community Center has
started a fundraising cam-
paign that would set the
names of businesses, indi-
viduals -- or the names of
family members in stone
through the sale of
inscribed paying bricks.
At its first committee
meeting, board members
approved a campaign to
offer the personalized
inscribed bricks. at $50
each. The center, which
has already sold a fely
bncks. will use the pairers
at the Antrance 0to the
usC6mintinity Center-that is
currently under construc-
Additional inscribed
pavers will be used in the
centers landscape improve-
knents. Tim Orr is in
charge of paved brick
Orders for the Community
Center. He can be reached
at 762-3398. .
We are encouraging resi-
dents to become part of his-
tory by makirEg their names
a permanent part of the
,Mossy Pond Community
Ceriter development.

Inscribed bricks, bearing
the names of families, lead-
ers and redevelopment
.leaders, will leave (a lasting.
footprint showing the pride
of our community. The
committee is raising funds
to furnish the interior of the
building with appliances,
books, shelving and other
needed items. An extensive
plan also is in place to add a
ceremonial fire pit keeping
with the area's Nativy
American history.
The committee has
researched the price of
6ther fundraising s.rganiz "
ings and have found-that
$50 is below the! recom-
mended $100 yirice tag;
With the costs of the bricks
and inscriptions, we don't
make the entire $50 for the
building project. Our pro-
eqeds are minimal. The
comrixittee is also searching
for the bricklaying and
patio construction firm to
pave the bricks into the
sidewalk at no cost. This is
an ideal fundraiser because
it shows future residents
"We are, a communi-

'Candyland Christmas'

marketsetn for Nov.


f you're carrying a "B" or better
average and have a good

driving record, you may lie

eligible for a substantial discount on

your auto insurance premiums through
Auto Owners Insurance Company.

Stop in our agency and
ask us about it'

Ufe Home Car Business

Stoutamire Insurance, Inc.
16783 SE Pear St.,.Blountstown, FL
Phone 674-5974 Fax 674-8307

Never A Bull Mement

by UK. Newsome

Part 2: J.K.'s date with. Hurricane

Kate and tanker trucks that quit

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The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 4

Calhoun and Liberty Health Departments issue...

Update on the H1N1 flu vaccine
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you are not sure if you fall
into one of these high risk
If you are a patient of
the Liberty and Cathoun
County Health
Departments and are in
one of the above listed high
risk groups, please contact
your Health Department;
674-5645 for the Calhoun
. County health
Department or 643-2415
for the Liberty County
Health Department to set
up as time to receive your
H1N1 flu immunization.
The H1N1 vaccine will be
offered, to students at the
local schools. Parental con-
sent will be required prior
to immunization.

If you are a patient of
another medical office or
physician and want to come
to the Health Department
for an H1N1 flu immuniza-

tion, please bring a pre-
scription from your physi-
cian stating the reason that
you are considered to be in
a high, risk group listed

After the needs of the
initial five targeted high
risk groups listed above are
met, the health depart-
ments will be making the
H1N1 flu vaccine available
to people ages 25 64, and
eventually to people over
age 65 if there is an ade-
quate amount of the vac-
cine available.
If you have any ques-
tions please contact your
Health Department at the
above numbers.
If you want additional
information about the
H1N1 Flu, you can find
that at the CDC web site at

4. Persons between the
ages of six months and 24
years old.
5. People ages 25
through 64 years of age,
who are at higher risk for
the 2009 H1N1 infection
because of chronic health
disorders and compromised
immune systems.
.Chronic health disorders
are medical conditions that
make people a higher risk
for influenza- related com-
plications and include
chronic pulmonary disease
(including asthma), cardio-
vascular disease (except
hypertension), kidney dis-
ease, liver disease, cogni-
tive and neurological/ neu-
rotnuscular disease, hema-
tological disease, metabolic
disorders (including dia-
betes), and immunospup-
presion caused by the HIV
virus or medications,
Please ask your doctor if

The Calhoun and
Liberty County Health
departments have started
receiving small amounts of
the H1N1 flu vaccine. The
Health Departments will
be making the flu vaccine
available to the community
based on the recommenda-
tiorts of the Center for
Disease control in Atlanta.
Those eligible to begin
receiving the first immu-
nizations are people in the
community that are at the
highest risk for the
H1N1infection and
include, in the priority that
they will be offered immu-
nization with the H1N1
i. Health care and
emergency medical servic-
es personnel. .
2. Pregnant women.
3. People who live with
or care for children younger
than six months of age. .

Thg~kitchen of the Pierce home app~ears~ to have sustained ,iggificar t dgrlage in th~e friday morning blaze.

Calhoun County
Disaster Action Team
members from the Central
Panhandle Chapter of the
American Red Cross
responded Friday morning
to a house fire ;at. 9061
N.W John. T Vickers Road
in Clarksville.**The home,
occupied by Steve Pierce,
his wife, and six children, is
a total loss.

There were no injuries
According to the
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office, d neighbor reported
the blaze at 11:39 a.m.
with the Carr-Clarksville
and Mossy Pond volunteer
fire departments respond-,
ing. The cause of the fire
has not been determined.
The Red Cross provides

fire victims with assistance
such as temporary lodging,
clothes and food.

The Central Panhandle
Chapter of the American
Red Cross is not a govern-
ment agency and receives
no government funding.
Assistance for local disaster
victims is made possible
through local donations.

to a gate, thru the gate and
to the side of the .milking
barn, a substantial building,
further from the oaks, arid
with a bl9ck reinforced sub-
floor where workers stood
to milk the cows. There
was gome wgter on the
floor, but with the steel rail-
ings designed. to keep the
cows from falling in, I think
Glenn 1\ras our new hero.
So we spent the night in
,the milking barn, listening
to the rain and the wind,,
but safe. Sometime after
sun up, wefelt it was okay
to come out, go back to the
Bylers' and find some dry
clothes. One of the first
things we saw was the cows
had lined themselves up at
the entrance to the barn,
impatiently waiting to get
back to life as normal, and
be milked. I then discov-
ered that I.left the car run-
ning the whole time we
were there, and the wind-
shield was shattered.....but
soon I found it was just cov-
ered with pine needles and
looked broken. There was
no discernable damage to
their place and none of us
had a scratch. As soon- as
the crews cleared some

See J.K.'S COLUMN, page 11

Two issues back, we left
J.K.'s column with a couple
cliffhangers. One part of
the story came from 1985
when Hurricane Kate was
pounding the region. The
Newsomes had headed for
south Georgia and were
preparing for a *birthday
celebration with the Byler
farhily when the lights
went out and the hurricane
was hitting. They were
clinging to safety in a hun-
dred year old farmhouse
with another family when
we left off .In the second
part of the column, J.K.'s
wife, Nancy, was behind
the wheel ofa tanker truck
that would not start and his
truck was on fire. They
were smack dab in the
middle ofa forest fire at the
time. Winds had shifted
and it was urgent they get
out of harm's way. And
now for part 2... .
Immediately, my truck
died, and smoke boiled up
from my feet. I was on fire.
New problem. I don't even
remember getting out, but I
did know her truck was still
The tanker did not start
its life as a fire apparatus;
we had installed a tank on
its chasse, along with a

Honda pump to move the
water. I told her to get that;
Honda pump started as I
ran to disconnect the bat-
teries, if I lost a pumper it
wouki take more than a
speech to get me out of
trouble. .
Back to Kate: -
We tried to keep our
spirits up, even though the
.announcer had gone silent,
we. knew we would receive
no more updates, not want-
ing to think about why he
went silent. -
Suddenly, there was a
shattering noise, the whole
horse shook, dust filled the
air as pictures, etc. fell to
the floor in every room.
Mrs. Douglas screamed, as
I think we all did. She took
a lantern and ran up the
stairs, quickly returning to
report that one of the bed-
rooms now has the majority
of a large oak tree shoved
through it! They decided
to get in their truck and
atterilpt to make it to her
mother's. They offered us
to follow or stay and take
our chances. Neither Glenn
nor I felt the road was a
place to be. He had a plan.
Quickly de got back in
our cars and drove a short
distance behind the house

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November 9, 2009 at 6.00 PM

at the Civic Center

The following? people listed below have received an invitation to
be present at the meeting on November 9th at the Civic Center:

The Comm ittee f or

Invites the Pu

Torres graduates from Airborne Training
Anthony (Rico) Torres graduated from Airborne training in
Ft. Benning October 23, 2009. In two weeks, he will be leav-
ing for a year in Korea. He is shown here with his.'big' sis-
ter, Sergeant Jazmin Torres, an MP who has GIready served
15 months in Iraq and is now in Kansas awaiting deploy-
mentto Afghanistan:Their parents, Nora and Luis, and sib-
lings in Tampo pray for them every day. Jazmin and Anthony
arpsible -grandchildren of Wayne and Dr. Carol Suthumof

Trulman orant

...................,. ...........,.... ............ Millage Rate............. ...
1. Calhoun Coulnty ..................1 8.7820..... ..................1 .00000=100%
.12. Liberty Cou nty.. ................... ......1 6.1 950............................. 1 .597406 =1 16%
3. Bay County.......:.................. ......13.6992.............................1 .3710289 =137%
4. Jackson C~ounty...................:.....13.1 898........:.....................1 .4239791 =142%
5. Gulf County.. ................... ..........10.3050. ................... .........1.8226103 =182%
6. Franklin County............;............. 7.1 249........................~.....2?.6361 071 = 264%

The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 5

. Chief Kimbrel distrib-
uted a folder containing
forms on which to list vital
information such as secur-
ing your home, being alert
on phone calls (watch out
for scams, etc). He cau-
tioned people about possi-
ble constructions frauds,
etc. Dot Ayers arranged
the program. Thanks.
Jessie Mae report on
the recent District II meet-
ing. There will be a
District II meeting in
Febrtiary, 2010, in Chipley.
The "Trash 'N

Treasure" Sale will be
November 7, 2009, at the
corner lot. Be sure to price
your items ahead of time.
Jessie Mae closed the
meeting with thanks to all
the attendees and the hon-
ored guests.
Lila Smith won the Door
Prize a lovely pitcher on a
. matching saucer.
We'll let you know the
latest next time we meet.
As usual, the meeting
was well attended and very

Double Pleasurel
Both Police Chief Glenn
Kimbrel and City Manager
Mr. James Woods discussed
Public Affairs at the
Blountstown Woman's
Club "brown bag" lunch
meeting Thursday, October
15, 2009, at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center. Pres. Jessie
Mae Price presided.
Jessie Mae opened the
meeting with a warm wel-
come to members and
guests. She pointed out
that new member Jeanette
Johnson is not Howard
Johnson, Sr.'s wife.
For Devotions, Jessie
Mae read Ella Wheeler
Wilcox's poem,
"Solitude"... "Laugh and
the world laughs with you;
weep and you weep along.
Rejoice anel many will seek
After leading the Pledge
of Allegiance, Frances Price

gave the Blessing and out
came the "brown bags."
We appreciated the dessert
and drinks provided by
Hostesses Frances Price
and Connie Williford.
Then surprise Frances
Price carried in a gorgeous
coconut cake, sporting 1
lighted candle, while every-
one sang "Happy
Birthday" to Jessie Mae.
What a treat!
After lunch, Chief
Kimbrel and City Manager
James Woods discussed
Public Affairs. They gave
us a bird's eye" view in
running the City of
Blountstown so smoothly
and efficiently. He said the
City will light pilot lights;
they will respond promptly
especially if there is an
Mr. Wood reported that
with only one paid firefight-
er, the local fire department
earned the highest rating in
the area.

n 1 ^, allumaggr"'alls .elar I
Happy 3ni BirthdayI
Sara Grace and Savanna Shay Hysmith celebrated their
third birthday on October 24th with a Tinkerbell party. TheY
are the daughters of Amanda Stripling of Marianna and
Jeremy Hysmith of Wewahitchka. They are the granddaugh-
ters of Renee and James Crowford of Altha, Steve and Lisa
Striplin and Connie and the late Oscar Hysmith of
Wewahitchka. Proud great grandparents of the girls are Ruth
and the late Fred Attoway of Altha, Mike and Pgt Stripling,
Jake and Ruth Ann Hysmith, and Ann Hysmith, all of
Wewahitchka. The girls enjoy riding their jeeps, playing
dress-up; chasing their puppy Khloe, and spending lots of
Quality time with Nana and Papal

devander@westonsolu- or visit the club's
website atwww.emerald-

Library's 'Book

NOok' is selling

The Book Nook at the
Blountstown Public Library
is having a Bag-o-Books
sale. You can get a bag of
books for $1. All proceeds
go to the literacy program.

The Emerald Coast
Corvette Club will hold it's
regular monthly meeting on
'Ibes., Novembet 3, at the
Holiday Inn Select, 2001
Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Panama City, FL.
Members, potential
members and guests are
nvhe eo am ear5 p.for

($13 per person, cash and
checks-only) and to stay.for
the meeting at 6:30 p.m., or
they Trsay attend only the
meetmg. *
For additional mforma-
tion contact ECCC
President, I Frank
VapDevander-at frank.van-

Harold Pickron
County Commission Office

KennethSpeights .
School Board Member

Kelly Kin
School Soard Member

TOmmy McClellan
Superintendent of Schools

Tim Sniith
School Board Member

Terry Stone
Property Appraiser

Clerk of Circuit Court

Sheriff David Tatum
Sheriffs Department

Margie Laramore
Supervisor of Elections

Danny Ryals
School Board Member

Becky Smith
Tax Collector

COUnty COmmissioner Office

Dan Wyrick .
COUnty COmmissioner Office
Dann HaSSi
? 9
School Board Member
Dann R wise
7 7
COUnty COmmiSSIOner Office

use one ofthe.ones on
hand. The class will be held
at the Liberty : County
Extension n/ Ve terns
Memorial Civic Center
from 9 am till 3 pm. Pack a
sack lunch or lunch can be
ordered out.
For more information
you can contact Peggy
Fisher at the Calhoun
County Extension Office'
674-8323, or Sandy Voss at

The Liberty County
Extension Office is excited
to continue in their series of
quilting classes. Ms. Sandy
Voss of the Jackson County
Quilting Guild will instruct.
This Saturday. Oct. 31,
will be class two of the
series. She will be going
over a free motion quilting
technique that can be done
by anyone on a home
Bring your machine or

If you enjoy a chilling
"thrill" don't miss the
Scream-liner Express
nr ing bdeep
non-stop for Zombie World
Halloween night, Oct. 31,
at 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. ET
until 11:00 or all the people
"disappear," whichever
comes first. The event will
be held at the Veterans
Memorial Park in Bristol.
Ticket window will open
at 7:30 p.m. One of the
trains is a coal fired Crown
steam engine. A warning
may be posted: "beware of
the conductors." They may
appear to be "live" people,
but you never know!
Admission: $3 adults, $2
students, pre-schoolers
free. All children under 6
must be accompanied by an
To get to the depot, at
the red light in Bristol, turn
onto Hwy 12 South. Watch

for flashing crossbuck rail-
road signal on left and turn
onto Theo Jacobs Lane at
ind CenC c. D te/
Parking available behind
civic center (follow walking
trail to depot) or parking is
designated past depot.
.. For more information,
call 643-6646, or 643-
n n *

October 30 at

lOcal library
The Blountstown Public
Library invites children and
their families to attend fall
festival on Friday, Oct. 30,
from 6 to 8 p.m.
There will be all sorts of
fun activities so make plans
to stop by for this evening of

Police Chief Kimbrel, City MVanager Woods

Gorvette Club to meet

be I wha a &

J..EE MM me am -

Hiking CIRSS to be offered
. .
Saturday mornmg m Bristol

Screamliner Express rides

rasting Hews

* *
Altha s Junror H Lady Weldcats

place second rn panhandle conference

Sch VAlllteyaballMiddle
hosted the Panhandle
Conference Volleyball
Tournament beginning on
Wesday, October 20.
Number one seed Altha
played number four Tolar
on 'Ibesday, defeating them
after two sets to take the
match. Set one was close'
with the final score at 27- '
25, and set two, 25-21.
Leading scorers for the
victory were Mary Sewell
with 10 points, McKenzie
Tanner with 9 points,
Morgan Lewis and
Mackenzie May scoring 3
points each, Briifi You
with 2 points and Emfly
Sewell and C yeSchwartz

Thursday, Altha
advanced to the .champi- of 15-17,. pointinglossbuttheyrana These girls have tremen-

H s2d. Tm tcWildc s In Leading scorers for- the more difficult offense and dous talent and are defi-
the first set, 22-25, but second game were Mary struggled getting every hit nitelyateamIlookforward
cime back during the Rec- Sewell with 19 points, in," says Coach Maggie to watching in the years to
ond set to win 25-16. The Morgan Lewis, Brianna Sewell. I am still very come*
final set was a battle to.the Yon, Carly Schwari-z all proud of what these girls
with 6 points each, and have accomplished this The Wildcats'. overall
end, with the Wildcats .
McKenzie Tanner added 3. .year with there skill and record for the season was
coming up short with a loss "It was a very disap- knowledge of the game. ql3-3.

uck of the season

Curry Elkeland of Bristol bagged his first buck of the sea-
son Saturday while hunting in Liberty County. He killed an 8
point (18 inch inside) that weighed*130 pounds. This was
the first buck he ever killed with a bow; Share your hunting
news with tis by emailing

((RRH FOr Your Life" 5K

Set for Saturday at BHRC

Blountstown Monday with Sneads defeating

::.:::1=-- :::.d oC Ve on
Holmes County,
On 'llnesday, South Wa,1ton was set to take on
Seeds and Blountstown was scheduled to go up
against Vernon. Winners from those two games will
play in the championship Thursday at 7 p.m. at BHS.-

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The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 6

On the following play Jones
scored the final Tiger points
of the night to make the
score BMS 36 Roulhac 0.
The Titans added a late
touchdown with'17 seconds
remaining to make the final
score BMS 36, Roulhac 8.

The Tigers had a great
season and look forward to
defending their Panhandle
Conference Championship
title. With 20 eighth
graders on this years teain
there will be plenty of new
faces the on next years edi-

night. Brigham added the 2
point ednversion to make
the score 8-0 BMS. .
With just under a
minute to' go in the half
Brigham caught a 20 yard
pass from Jordan to make
the score 16-0. A late pass
by Roulhac was intercepted
by 'IYipp 'Ibylor to end any
threat the Titans could
offer in the first half.
Shon Peterson took the
opening kickoff in the sec-
ond half to the Tiger 45
yard line to set up a 55
yard run by Brigham for
another touchdown.

Brigham again added the 2
point, conversion to make
the score 24-0.
On the ensuing kickoff
the Titans fumbled the.ball
and Brett Bozeman was
quick to recover for the
Tigers. With about 6 min-
utes to go in the 3rd quar-
ter Brigham scored his
fourth touchdown of the
night to make the score 30-
0. .
With just under three
minutes to go in the game
Anthony Jones broke loose
for a 45 yard run and was
caught at the 3 yard line.

The Blountstown
Middle School football
team defeated Chipley
Roulhac Middle School 36-
8 Wesday night to capture
the second annual
Panhandle Middle School
Football Championship in
The Tigers kicked off to
Roulhac and were finally
able to hold them on downs
at the BMS 20. After a 10
yard penalty Javakiel
Brigham took in a pass
from Hunter Jordan and 86
yards later crossed the goal
line for the first score of thy

Blountstown Health &
Rehab Center is sponsoring
the "Run' For Your Life
5K/1Mile Fun Run" to ben-
efit the Calhoun County
Senior Citizens..
The race is set for
Saturday, October 31, and
begins at 8 a.m. at
Blountstown Health &
Rehab, 16690 SW Chipola
Rd. Entry Fee is $15 for

the 5K and $10 for the 1
mile fun run. T-shirts will
be presented to the first
100 entries. Top male and
female, along with 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd in each age divi-
sion, will receive prizes.
Costumes are optional.
For more. information,
contact the BHRC therapy
department at 674-4040, 91;
674-4311, ext. 105.

The Altha First Baptist
Church youth will be host-
ing a 4 on 4 basketball tour-
nament Saturday, Nov. 7,
at the Althe School Gym.
Registration begins at 9
a.m. and the cost is $10 per

person/ 7 man ,team max.
Four games guaranteed
with pool play, then single

For more information
call Miriam at 272-1608.


Yesterday these Lady
Wildcats (3-3, District 2,
Class 1A) began district
tournament playagainst
Robert E Munroe (check
out The County Record's
website for the score) that
is also being hosted by

Mun dless of the out-
cane of erdaA ga=

bers have put together a
remarkable season that will
not soon be forgotten: KK
Beauchamp, Emily
Brooks, Cessna Folsom,
Cortney Harris, Loni
Johnson, Nikki Schamens,

Christy Simmons, Amy
Tharp and Rebekah
Wiltse. Their coach is
With the Wildcats' jun-
ior varsity and middle
school teams doing well
also, Altha's varsity pro-

gram will continue its
upward climb for years to
come. Already Wildcat
'til next year!"

The Class 1A Altha
Lady Varsity Wildcats
closed out their regular sea-
son last Thursday with a
18-5 overall season record
that included a sweep of 3A
Chipley and a split with
Marianna which is also a

clas1se3pl h oason statisti-

caldlead isld tthei ety
Loni Johnson with 133
points and 57 aces. Christy
Simmons hammered 128
kills, accounted for 10
blocks and she had 43 digs.
Cortney Harris posted 133

Pee-Wee's Power Over
A strong defensive effort
proved to be the difference
in the Pee-Wee matchup
against Chattahoochee.
Liberty County's Jarrod
Beckwith picked off two
Chattahoochee passes and
Micah McCaskill had an
interception to aid the
defense. Liberty County
held onto the ball for the
entire quarter but was
unalile to score after an
interception gave the ball to
the Yellow Jackets on the 1
yard line. On the very next
play, D.J Pittman and
Keith Burns tackled the
Chattahoochee ball carrier
in the end-zone for a safety
that closed olit the first
quarter of play. A second
quarter touchdown run by
Beckwith on the Dawg's
next possession sparked the
scoring and put Liberty
County up 8-0. Neither
team scored again until the
second half. In the third
quarter, a long pass for a

touchdown by
Chattahoochee made the
score 8-6 but Beckwith and
-the kickoff team struck
back with a 70 yard kickoff
return for a score. Will
Hosford added the 2 point
conversion and the score
was quicklyl6-6. Another
score and 2-point conver-
sion by J.J. Hoixse made the
score 24-6 and.the Dawgs
came away with the win.
Cameron Parrish led the
defense with 10 tackled.
Pittman, Hosford and
Garrett Swier each had 6
tackles.a piece.
The Dawgs are now 4-0
on the season. The Pee
Wee team's next game is
Saturday, Octqber 31st, in
Port St. Joe.

Tiny Mites Win Close
One Against Jackets
In a game that came
down to the end, the
Liberty Coimty Tiny Mite
team came away with an
See LIBERTY, page 9

The Altha Junior Varsity
Wildcats opened their sea-
son by reeling off 10
straight matches that
included 20 straight games!
Along thd way they
knocked off 3A schools,
Chipley and Marianna, as
well as 2A schools--
Cottondale, Wewa and they
split with Blountstown.
From the available sta-
tistics for the season, Ariel
Folsom led her team with
67 pomts, 38 aces, 28
assists and 23 kills. Angela
Waldron was the leader in
the digs' column with 10.
Other major points' contrib-
utors were: Angela
Waldron (47); Sharlyn
Smith (45); Brianna Harris
and Kim Wiltse both

chalked up 38 points on the
Coach Carylee Sewell
had the following ladies
ready to play each time
they stepped onto the
court: Ariel Folsom,
Brianna Harris, Kaylee
McCalvin, Chelsea
Murphy, Haley Payne,
Kelsey Rehberg, Hali
Smith, Sharlyn Smith,
Angela Waldron and Kim

- When some of these
players step up to the varst-
ty team next year, it should
make for some exciting vol-
leyball for Wildcats' fans.

BMS Tigers capture Panhandle

SOn 4 baskeetball tourney

District volleyball tourney,-

Varsity Lady Wildcats end their regular .underway at Blountstown
The district volleyball tournament opened

SeRSOH With- 18-5 record; district begmns

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The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 7

for another district game.
"They've got some good
athletes and we really need
to play well," Jordan
The Tigers now control
their own destiny. A win
over Franklin County and

Liberty County and the
Tigers will be district
champs. A loss to Franklin
or Liberty would force a
tiebreaker at a neutral site
between Blountstown,
Liberty County and Port
St. Joe.

erid by Cavon Cox.
Alexander Garrett's PAT
tied the.score at 7-7.
The Tigers kicked off for
the second time and the
Sharks took over at mid-
field. On first down, Pryor
shot to the outside and
down the sideline for his
second touchdown. The
PA'I' made the score 14-7.
The Sharks had run one
offensive play in the game
and led 14-7. Port St. Joe
never threatened again,
They never crossed mid-

Mostly added 34 yards on
5 carries and Darren Huff
had 22 yards on 6 ritshes.
Charles Buggs, Jr. com-
pleted 2 of 4 passes, both to
Broxton, for 26 yards.
The Tigers will travel to
Franklin Co. Friday night

In just .14 seconds, the
Blountstown Tigers were
behind a talented Port St.
Joe team 7-0. Speedster
Calvin Pryor returned the
opening kickoff 95 yards for
a touchdown in a key dis-
trict matchup between the
Only two unbeaten teams in
the district.
The Tigers didn't panic.
Instead, they returned the
kickoff to the St. Joe 48 and
put together an impressive
8 play drive capped off by
an 11 yard gallop around

Jawon Mosley's 7 yard TD tied the game at 14-14 in the third quarter.

Cavon. Cox tied th~e nae at 7-7 in ~the first` quarter on this determined 6 yar~d run.

Paul Mosley (5) breaks up a Shark pass in the endzone.

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B.H.S. 20 Port St. Joe 14.
This was a typical matchup
between these two rivals. The
speed and skill of the Sharks
vs the determination and
want to of the Tigers. In the
end the latter prevailed in a
big district win for the Tigers
moving to 3-0 in the district
race and 6-1 overall.
It did not take long for all
the fans to see why Calvin.
Pryor (#3) for St. Joe is such a
difference maker in games.
He took the opening kickoff
90+ yards for a touchdown to
give St. Joe a quick 7-0 lead.
The Tigers answered on our
first possession with an eight
play drive to even the score
at 7-7.
The next possession the
Sharks got great field posi-
tion around mid-field after
the ensuing kickoff hit a front
line Shark and was recov-
ered by St. Joe. The very next
snap Calvin Pryor goes 50
yards untouched for a
touchdown and a 14-7 lead

for St. Joe, Uttle did we know
at that time that St.Joe would
never threaten to score the
rest of the game and the
Tigers would wear them
down a little. as the game
wore on into the second half.
St. Joe scored 14 points to
open the game, had the ball
for less than 30 seconds, ran
one offensive play and we
hact.not made a tackle yet!
Talk about a strange way to
start a game. We were able
to recover and hold on and
get into -the flow of the
Each possession the
Sharks had the ball and
were unable to move it you
could feel our kids gaining
confidence. The biggest
thing you can not simulate in
practice is the speed of the
opponent. It took almost a
quarter for our players to get
their feet on the ground and
dlg in. The score was 14-7 St.
Joe at the half but the Tigers
got a big momentum swing

flght before half on a physl-
cal punt return by Leon
Broxton. Time expired before
we could run a play but
something good just hap-
pened for the Tigers to take
to the locker room. St. Joe
was tired and our players
knew it and were ready to
play the second half. The
TIgers scored once in each
quarter in the.second half
and the Sharks never
crossed mid-fleld agaIn. The
final score was 20-14, a BIG
win at home for the Tigers as
we go for the District
This week the TIgers travel
to Franklin county to take on
the Seahawks In another
must win game for the TIgers.
This is a crItical distdct game
that would move us to.4-0
with a win with one dIstrict
game to go.The kickoff will
be at 6:30 cst at Franklin
County this Friday. Hope all
the Tiger fans make the trip
that cani Go TigersIII


Game 300fCS Of
TIder Opponenl$
Sneads 0, South Walton 85
Chipley 49, Marianna 42
*Wewa 14, *West Gadsden 6
Graceville, 6, Jefferson Co. 42
*Liberty Co. 51, *Franklin Co. 13
Baker 35, Holmes Co. 28
*Denotes Disrict Opponents

field again.
"It took our kids a quar-
ter to adjust to their speed.
After the first quarter, we
played as well as we could
play on. defense," coach
Greg Jordan said Monday.
"We controlled them on
defense. We didn't give up
any big plays and we
scored when we had oppor-
Leon Broxton had a big
punt return to the Shark 15
on the final play of the first
half that ignited the Tigers.
"Leon's punt return really
got the kids fired up at half-
time. We thought they
were a little tired and we
came out in the third quar-
ter and took it to them,"
Jordan noted.
Broxton's second long
punt return set the Tigers
up at the Shark 15. Jawon
Mosley followed some big
blocks into the endzone and
Garrett's PAT tied the
score at 14-14.
Early in the fourth quar-,
ter a shqrt Shark punt set
the Tigers up at.the St. Joe
41. Big runs by Princeton
Grant and Jawon Mosley
led to a 7 yard blast by
Grant. The PAT failed.but
the Tigers had taken a 20-
14 lead.
The tipr defense, led
by Dowling Lee, shut the
Sharks down in the second
half. Shakk possessions in
the second half were 3
yards on 3 plays, (-)5 yards
on 3 plays, (-)6 yards on 3
ay land -)4 yards on 3
Lee had 12 tack s
including 1 sakk afid 2.5
tackles for loss. Jawon
Mosley had 9 tackles with
1 sack and 1.5 tackles for
loss. Byron Hall had 6
tackles with 2.5 tackles for
loss. Alexander Garrett
had 4 tackles followed by
Jason Money with 3 tack-
les and 1 tackle for loss.
Cavon Cox, Corey
McClellan, P.J. Buggs,
Ryan McIntyre, Paul
Mosley and Frankie
Murrell all made defensive
. plays.
There wasn't much
offense by either team.
The Tigers rushed for 150
yards while the Sharks
managed 122.
Grant led the .Tigers'
rushing attack with 78
yards on 16 carries. Jawon

Blountstown at

Franklin County.

October 30*6:300 PM

Whatever speed you choose, you'll enjoy:

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around the State in observing October 30th as Weatherization Day,
highlighting a ram that helps low-income Floridians reduce their
energy bills. More than '98,500 Florida homes have benefited from
weatherization services over the past quarter-century.

Come by and see us at our office tp pick up an application and meet our
staff. We are located on the first floor of the Courthouse.

The mission of the program is to reduce the monthly energy burden on
low-income households by improving the energy efficiency o ome.
The program does not replace roofs.

Eligible applicants for the Weatherization Assistence Program may not be
more than 200 percent of the national poverty level. Preference is given
to owrier-occupied homes, elderly or physically disabled residents, families
with children under 12 and households with a high energy burden.

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The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 8

Blountstown High School
welcomed home the Calhoun
County Challenge (CCC) Class
(formerly known as the
Trainable Mentally
Handicapped- TMH Class)
October 23 with a ribbon cutting
ceremony to celebrate their
recently remodeled classroom.
Their building, on the campus of
BHS, has been under renovation
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board members, and school

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and celebrate with a. reception.
The students were thrilled with
their new classroom and Of9
eager to start classes back at
B ons Mon dGy tR10f .
appreciative for their facilities
and love being 'back home.'

Blountstown High's HOBY representative, Trent Smith, is congratulated by Principal Dudne
Barber, Assistant Principal Sue Price, and Guidance Counselor Mrs. Waller. -

Rent Smith named IIOBY rep;

Edminson is featured teacher

the world. HOBY was
founded by the actor Hugh

Emrlsapn nd Tninree ir
tonal days working and
volunteering with Dr.
Albert Schweitzer, the
1952 Nobel Peace Prize
The attendees of the
seminar will be constantly
surrounded by other young
leaders like themselves,
and through several differ-
ent activities, learn how to
develop their own leader-
ship skills. Congratulations
again to ent.
FBLA Annual Yankee
Candle Sales
The Future Business
Leaders of America are
selling Yankee candles and
'Ikstefully Simple gourmet
foods. Tastefully Simple
sells gourmet food products
primarily through ,home
taste-testing parties, all of
the food is simple- ready to
use or simply add one or
two ingredients. In addi-
tionethe products are beau-
.t ckaged, and-anake
great gifts for everyone. To
bi-der online Tiorix FBLA go
to www.tastefullysimlile
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shop our products, in the
center section, click Find
- your host/event now. Type
in Debra Perdue, and then
select Debra Perdue in the
search results. If you would
like to see a Yankee Candle
catalog call 674-5724 and
leave a message.

BHS Shirt Sale
The 2009 BHS Shirt
sale has begun! The sale
includes: sweatshirts, hood-
ies, t-shirt and long sleeved
t's. They come in youth,
adult, xxl, and xxx1 sizes.
Prices vary, all come in
White. Make checks
payable to Blountstown
High School by October 30,
2009. You can see an SGA
member or call the high
school at 674-5724 for
more information.

Calendar of Events
Friday, Oct. 30th, Early
Release for students; Herff
Jones here for Seniors,
8:50-9:30; Varsity Football,
Away at Franklin Co.

Teacher Feature
by Brittany Griffin
Hi asSc on
new 'Ibacher onto its staff,
Mrs. Rachel Edminson. A .
first year teacher and what.
better place to start than
Mrs. Edminson was
born in Lexington,
Kentucky. She moved to
Southern Georgia and
attended middle school in
Blakely, Georgia. She final-
ly made it to where she
calls home in 2000,
Bonifay, Florida. She
attended Hohixes County
High School where she
played Volleyball her 10th
grade year and was
involved in NHS and Beta
club. Also she was a
Athlete. When she men-
tioned she was a athlete
she also had to mention
that they "won a lot." Her
favorite class in high school
was art. This surprised me
r considering she teaches sci-
ence and was a athlete.
Mrs. Edminson aduated
frog HC -' eing
voted mostialented. her
senior class.
After graduating from
HCHS, Mrs. Edminson
decided to pursue a teach-
ing degree froin Chipola
Junior College. She
received a degree in
Science Education and is
also certified in Biology,
Integrated Curriculum, and
Middle School Science. In
College, Mrs.. Edminson
helped ouixd the Future
Educators Club where she
served, as founding
Treasurer. She graduated
from Chipola in 2008.
In August of 2008, Mrs.
Edminson settled into her
first classroom. Over the
last year she has decorated
her classroom with some of
her artistic taste including a
tiger she painted on the
back wall of the room. Mrs.
Edminson teaches
Integrated Science,
Biology, and Advanced
Placement Biology. She is
also a sophomore sponsor
and serves as an assistant
coach for the volleyball
When I asked Mrs.
Edminson about her
favorite book, I learned yet

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Mrs. Roche/ Edminson

another unusual thing
about her. She loves to
read. She brought in a
whole series called The
Wayfarer Redemption. The
series includes seven books
written by Sara Douglass.
In her spare time, Mrs.
Edminson enjoys playing
volleyball at her house with
her husband Robbie and
thdir friends. Her favorite
movie is Labyrinth and
Maticalla is at the top of
her list of music choices.
mes to football
's great to be a Florida
ator." Hel- favobte T.V
show is NCIS. She is
hooked and convinced that
there is nothing better and
I agree. LJO, for NCIS
fans, is her favorite charac-
Mrs. Edminson, to me,
was not your average
Science teacher. She is very
outgoing and she enjoys
teaching. Her students are
always looking forward to
the exciting labs she has
planned for them. While
Mrs. Edmin'son .is goofy
and easy to- get side-
tracked, her students enjoy
learning and are, for the
most part, willing to do
whatever she asks of them:
Congratulations to 10th
grader, Went Smith! Hent
was chosen by the faculty
to be this year's
Blountstown high School
Ambassador to the Hugh
O'Brian Leadership
Seminar as a fun, life-
changing experience.
HOBY is one of the oldest
and most prominent youth
leadership organizations in

Governor Crist. "I invite
college students throughout
the Sunshine State to con-
sider a career in public
service and explore the
opportunities .available
through the Gubernatorial
Fellows program."
The Fellows Web site - -
includes information about
the expectations and
requirements of the pro-
gram, as well astestimoni-
als from Fellows alumni.
Interested students nust
apply online, and the site
includes complete informa-
tion about the recruitment
The Gubernatorial
Fellows program provides
students who are interested
in public service with the
appopts tp gain experiq
ence and exposure by
working in key areas ofgov-
ernment. Gubernatorial
Fellows are assigned to the
Executive Office of the

Governor and the
Governor's agencies, based
on their major of area of
concentration. Fellows
work a minimuin of 20
hours pet week and are
paid for their time on the
job. Fellows also partici-
pate in a weekly lecture
series, where they meet
face-to-face with prominent
leaders, including Governor
Crist, Lt. Governor Jeff
Kottkadap, Cabinet officers'
agency heads and other top
government officials.
Fellows also participate
in policy htudy trips
throughout Florida and xn
Washington, D.C. These
additional commitments
are designed to broaden the
Fellows' exposure to state
government and enhance
he experience of all partic-'4
"What I learned about
state government and how

See FELLOWS, page 11

Governor Charlie Crist
today re-launched the
Gubernatorial Fellows Web
site and invited college and
university students to apply
for the 2010-11
Gubernatorial Fellows pro-
gram. Participation in the
program provides Florida
college and university stu-
dents with firsthand, high-
level experience and insight
into how government oper-
ates. Established in 2004
and endowed by Al and
Dawn Hoffman in 2005,
the program gives Florida
college and university stu-
dents the.unique opportu-
nity to work alongside state
government's top staff for
two semesters.
"No work is more
rewarding thgn public serv-
ice, and I applaud the 59
Fellows-during the past five
years who have learned
more about how govern-
ment works," said

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Veterans Day program on
Wednesday, November 11,
at 9 a.m.
All local veterans and
their families are invited to
attend. It will be a very
special program with a
video presentation and.
guest speaker. There will
also be a musical number
performed by the BHS cho-
rus. The highlight of the
program will be the award-
ing ofa much belated medal
to a veteran of the Korean
Please plan to join the
students and faculty at BHS
as they paiy tribute to our
American heroes.




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Liberty Recreation News cont'd-

Autumn Fest Friday night;

The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 9

Senior Archery Shoot
By Chelsea DeBerry
The parents of the Altha
School seniors of 2010 are
hosting an Archery Shoot
Saturday, November 7 at
thd baseball field.
Registration begins at 10
a.m. The registration fee
for children up to age 13
will be $10 and age 14 and
older will be $20. Children
age 15 and under must
have parent present to
compete. '
Bows, arrows, and tar-

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Autuinn Fest
The Sr. Beta Club will
sponsor Altha School's

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The Carr School
Advisory Council will meet
on Wednesday, November
4, at 2:45 p.m. Anyone
interested is welcome to

Ribbon Week; District
Volleyball Tournament
Wednesday, October 28
- FCA Guest Speaker,
Gary Permenter; Hawaiian
Thursday, October 29 -
Middle School Basketball
vs. BMS 3:30 p.m.; Tacky
Friday, October 30 -
Class Theme Day; Early
Release Day; Cross
Country Wewa
Invitational; Autumn Fest
6-8 p.m.

ProShabturrday, ONolqmber 70

annual .Autumn Fest,
Friday, October 30, from 6
- 8 p.m, Festivities will
take place at the softball
field. Admission is free, but
you'll want to bring money
for the games, activities,
and concession stand!
There will be many games
and activities to choose
from; the senior class will
also hold a drawing for a
hundred dollar Wal-Mart
gift card. Everyone is invit-
ed, ,and remember to wear
yotir Halloween costume!

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Science Night
Blountsto w n
Elementary will hold their
annual Family Reading and
Science- Night on Monday,
November 2. It will begin
promptly at 5:00 p.m. in
at 6:00 p.m. The theme
will revolve around
"Space". Please come and
join us for a fun and educa-
tional evening.

Safety Patrol
By Kristi Yoder
5th grade Reporter
For two years riow,
B.E.S. has ha'd a group of
students called "Safety
Patrol." Most people see

them when they go to drop
offtheir kids at school in
the mornings.
The Safety Patrol helps
kids get out of their cars'
get off the buses, or walk
down the halls safely.
Safety Patrol started when
Officer Warren Tanner,
Debbie Williams decided to
start it here at B.E.S.
Students.' interested in
becoming a safety patrol
had to be in 4th or 5th
grades, keep good grades,
be at school early, and stay
out of trouble. Officer
'thnner, and Mrs. Debbie
Williams jo ewed lots of
students before finally
deciding on the members
for this s ( year.

"A" Celebration
5th Grade Reporter
On October 30,
Blountstown Elementary
School will have their "A"
Celebration for receiving an
"A" for the school year of
2008-2009. On Friday the
students in grades Pre-K
through 2nd will enjoy face
painting, hay rides, singing
with Mrs. Kimbrel and a
visit from McGruff the
Crime Dog. Grades 3
through 5 will enjoy relay
races, dancing, and hula
hoop contests. All of the
students will be delighted
with popcorn and drinks, as
well as receive the opportu-
nity to watch the teachers
do relay races. It should be

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the boys were Devin
Ferrell; 19:43, Ashton
Baggett; 20:44, Porter
Smith; 20:47, Brett Floyd;
21:29, Ethan Ellis; 22:38.
The boys placed 23rd over-
Their last meet before
district will be this Friday,
October 30, in Wewa. Race
time is 3 pm.

The Altha Cross
Country team.participated
in the 20th Annual
Parihandle Cross Country
Championship in Marianna
Saturday morning. '
There viere a total of
315 runners just in the
Varsity division. Both
teams endured the chilly
weather but many walked

away with new personal
best times. ,
The top five finishers for
the girls were Mary Sewell;
23:05, Hannah Plazarin;
23:54, Kimi Wiltse; 25:22,
Sharlyn Smith; 27:27, &
Rachael Williams 28:32.
The girls placed 16th over-
all. '
The top five finishers for

Hinson and Mary Beth
Brown got the regulation
goals for Garnet while
Hostetter and Caleb
Vickery got the key over-
time goals.
' In Envision League play
(ages 5-7) the season
opened Monday October
12 with Sneads 'defeating
Envision Garnet 5-0.
On Monday the 19th
Envision Gold defeated
Calhoun Co. 6-1.. Adam
Layne kicked in 5 goals and
Austin Walker scored a goal
for the winners.. Also on
the 19th Envision Garnet
defeated Sneads 3-2 with
Fletcher Melvin kicking in
a hat trick three goals.
Thursday the 22nd the
two Liberty County teams
faced.each other and Gold
edged Garnet 3-2 as Layne
scored twice and Waller
added a goal. Melvin
popped in one of the
Garnet goals and Phoenix
. Amaya booted in the other.
The soccer teams play
Monday and Thurdays
and the season with contin-
ue through November 9.

now .1-3 on thp season.
Stay tuned next week for
updates on this week's
games against Sneads and
Port St. Joe.

Liberty County Soccer
Results .
. The Liberty County
Recreation Department is
in its third week of the soc-
cer season.
Scores from the 'Iklquin
Electric League (ages 8-13)
are as follows.
On Monday, Oct. 12,
TEC Gold defeated TEC
Black 4-0. as Tyler
Sampson scored 2 goals
and Ken Thompson and
Bailey Singletary got -one
each. Also that opening
night Sneads out kicked
TEC Garnet 5-1 with
Dustin Hostetter getting
the Garnet score.
Thursday, October 15,
TEC Black knocked off
TEC Garnet 5-1: Lee
Lowery booted in 3 goals
and Chrisanto Rangel
scored 2 for Black.
Munroe Hinson got the
Garnet score. .
Monday the 19th saw
Sneads get by TEC Black
4-1 with Lowery puttirig in
the Black goal. Also that
Monday TEC Gold eked
by TEC Garnet 4-3 with
Sampson putting in 3
scores and Singletary pop-
ping in 1. Hinson had a hat
trick for Garnet scoring 3
Gold came back to
defeat. Black 4-1 an
Thursday the 21st as
Sampson knocked in 2
goals and Thompson and
Singletary scored one each.
Lowery again scored for
Also on Thursday TEC
Garnet traveled to Sneads
and won 4-2 in overtime.

important win against the
Chattahoochee Yellow
Jackets that puts them atop
their division in the Big -
Bend Youth Football
League. Scores by Chi-Chi
Roulhac and Jarkeavis
Bess and two successful 2
point conversion attempts
proved to be just enough as
the Bulldogs won 16-14.
Gunter Barber and the
offensive line helped pave
the way for the scores. The
defense was led by Todd
Anthony Polver, Shamon
Mosley, Jarkeavis Bess,
Chi-Chi-Roulhac, and
Gunter Barber who all had
big plays for the stingy
Bulldog defense as they
stayed in the Jacket back-
field all night.
The Bulldogs are now 3-
1 on the season. The Tiny
Mite squad traveled to
Sneads 'lliesday night and
will play in Port St. Joe on
Saturday, October 31st.

Teeny Mites Play
Tough, Lose in Close
The Liberty County
Teeny Mite team played a
tough Chattahoochee team
last 'lliesday all the way to
the wire, only. to come up
short. In a game that was
decided by defense,
-Chattahoochee's squad
scored after a LC turnover
in the first quarter that
made the score 6-0. That
was all the points that were
needed as neither team
scored again. The Pups
moved the ball but were
unable to put up any
points. The coaches are
pleased with the team's
effort thus far and with a
team full of first year play-
ers, the Pups are getting
better with each game.
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children and let them check
out the trunks, learn about
t the treasures in God's word
and take.home a treat.
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pm, Pharmacy's parking lot on
God Saturday, Oct. 31, with
nk of activities beginning at 4:30
. All and ending at 6:30
unity p.m.
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ck-up St. Paul AME Church's
Annual Fall Revival will be
so be held from Sunday,
cated November 8-10, beginning
par- at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Calvin
Our Griffin, Senior Pastor and
with Rev. Hayward Anderson
very- from Birmingham, Ala. will
S ao etiheviguest sepo e .ta
rvice join them and receive a
chil- blessing.

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host Homecoming o unday,
res ing service will begin at
again, 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker
First will be Evangelist
lines Elizabeth McCormick and
ng an the featured singers will be
treat- The Faithful Trio" from
Panama City, along with
local talent

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morning service and singing
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patients 13913 SW Coun*v Road
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daughter, Dianne
Robinson, and her hus-
band, Patrick, of
'Ibllahassee; a son, Samuel
Harvell, and his wifey
Nancy Lewis, o
Tallahassee; two sisters
Elma Stewart o
Blountstown and Selma
Guthrie of Keaton Beach,
Florida; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
held at 3:00 p.m.,

esd st cto ret ,
Bristol with full military
honors. Reverend Lewis
Bullard and. Reverend
David Goodman officiated.
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the

ar)r gements (nph.e 64
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www.a ams .com).

Mrs. Ruby Young
Bailey, 90, of Blountstown,
died Sunday, October 25,
2009, at Cplhoun-Liberty
Hospital in Blountatown.
Mrs. Bailey was a life-
long resident of Calhoun
County and a member of
Blountstown First Baptist
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Herman Bailey, and her
chikiL aSonny, Rosemary'

Mrs. Bailey is survived
by one son, Terry Bailey,
and -wife, Marjorie; one
son-in-law, Jimmy Fields;
many grandchildren, many
great grandchildren, and
three great-great grandchil-
A memorial service for
Mrs Baile Mwill be ht daat

Wednesday, October 28, at
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Be amin (Bennie)
Gardn1r Durfee, passed
awa at the age of 71 .in
Luzerne, MI.

his c n ea wer
in 1972, father, LeeRoy H.

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and his blessed mother,
Lucille J. Durfee, in.2003,
all of Luzerne, MI.
He left behind two
daughters, Christine Marie
Mallory of Clarksville and
Robin Pearl Garrison of
Luzerne, MI; former wife,
Joyce Cason, of 'Chipley;
grandchildren, Patrick
Pegouskie, Altha, Justin
Pegouskie, Marianna,
Michelle Garrison,
Benjamin Garrison, Laura
Garrison, of Luzerne, MI,
and two great grandsons,
Daniel Leie Pegouskie,
Altha, and Timothy Wayne
Pegouskie, Mai-ianna; .
along with many family and.
friends who love and miss
him greatly.
Mrs. Jerline Christelle
(Chris) Hall, 81, of
Blbuntstown, went home to
be with the Lord, Saturday,
October 24, 2009, in
Chris was born on June
22, 1928, in Clarksville,
FL, and
had. lived
,,7 in Calhoun
County for
most of lier
life. Chris
was a
bookkeeper working for
West Florida Gas, C.C.
Corbin Hardware and

v dm ellard are rocShe
ing, most of all she loved
herC s was preceded in
death by her husband, Lee
Hall. They were married
on May 3, 1951 until July
30, 2002 and were reunited
on October 24, 2009. She
was a member of
Rivertown Community
Church-in Blountstown. -
Survivors include two
daughters, Jan Hall and
Joan Hall btith of
Blountstown, two .sisters,
her twin sister, Videlle
Williams,. of DeFuniak
Springs, and Reo McGeach
of .,Chipley; two brothers,
Dale Davis of Blountstown
and Broward Davis of
Clarksville. .

hel da erw
at 3:00 p.m. from the
graveside at Poplar Head
Cemetery in Clarksville
with Rev. Paul Smith offici-
ating. Interment followed.

Murdock Drive
Shelton's Corner.

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October 31, from 5-7
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many. ways to honor the
loss. We know that
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husband, David, of C
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Rosie Green and Ruby a.
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two great-grandchildren' w
and special friends' op
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Graveside per vices were en
held at 10:00 a.m., Friday'
October 16, at Jehu be
Cemetery with Charlie T
Nowell officiating. bu
The family would like to Li
give a special thanks to se
Covenant Hospice of su
Marianna, Florida, and ti
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital Ja
in Blountstown. In lieu of R
flowers donations may be 4
made to Covenant Hospice' 21
4440 Lafayette Street'
Suite C, Marianna, Florida
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or online at

Contributions may be
made to or
Calhoun Liberty Hospital,
20370 NE Burns Ave.,
Blountstown, FL.
All arrangements were
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
- Bradley Harvell, 82,
entered into rest on
'lliesday, October.19, 2009,
at Stands UF Hospital m
Gainesville, Florida ,after a
brief illness.
He was born August 27,
1927 in Bristol, Florida.
After graduation from
Liberty County High
School, Bradley joined the
U. S. Navy. He was a
World War II Veteran and
was discharged m 1946. He
came home and began his
career in the printing busi-
ness, working for a small
hometown newspaper in
Bloantstown. In 1953, he
moved his family to
Tallahassee and began
work for Dye Printing,
where he worked until
1961. In 1961, he became
the editor of the Florida
Labor Newspaper based in
Tallahassee, Florida. He
ran the day to day opera-
tioxis of the labor paper
until 1970 when he retired
from the newspaper and
printing business to run the
I le Bopul cS and
County Road 333 in Bristol

dsi n a eky o sd
ning the bar, mostly
because his friends stopped
by the bar to visit on a daily
basis. He often told his son
and daughter how fortunate
he was to have so many
good friends and how they
took such good care of him.
Bradley's daughter and
son, Dianne and Sam,.
would like to personally
thank each and every one
of the wonderful friendS
that visited him and provid-
ed such loving care for him
over the years. You will fbr-
ever be in their hearts and
Bradley was preceded in

at elbyndhisMap rent
Harvell; a ,brother, Vander
Lee Harvell; and his for-
mer wife, .LoreneO'Bryan
Harvell. .
He is survived by his

Feelings of grief and loss
n be overwhelming. For
is reason, Covenant
hospice offers: a monthly
ief support groixp in
ountstown atuRiver'Ibwn
community Church locat-
at 19359 SR 71 N., in
e Life Center P.m. 103
m 9:00 a.m. to 11:00
m. on the last Thursday
every month. Those
ho attend will have the
portunity to explore their
ief in a safe and dafin
vii-strinent:m= en can )
The next meeting will
on Thursday, Oct. 29.
he support group is free
t registration is required.
ght refreshments will be
rved. 'Ib register for this
pport group, or for addi-
onal information, call
nuary McKeithan or
iley Henderson at (850)
82-8520 or (888) 817-
Covenant Hospice is a



not-for-profit organic
, dedicated to pro
comprehensive, co
sionate services to p
and loved ones
times of life-limitizig i

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allel ah F st
First Baptist
First Baptist Church will

lle 1hug Failtis H pal
ay, Oct. 28, from 5 pm
7 pm in the Activity
Coin for games, prizes
dogs, old-fashioned fu/
a whole lot more!
ess the Preacher's
ight, costume parade
thm ns scar 1 please),
d the- el pha opre all
t of the family fun. Free
For more info, call 674-
23. We're located besides
gions Bank in

age Pond Fall
OSt 18 tonight
Fall is in the air and

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numn Feastt on ctoab

mWe'll h del
ats, inclu neg chil ci

sa 11 smeammae i at-
es, and a hayride to
oy. Please join us as we
ebrate autumn and
d's goodness together!
The church is located on

St. Mary Missionary

BRptiSt Church
16345 BE River BLreet. Blountatown. FL

olve Ministersoo-eves"Without Magnify ng Faults,,
Sunday Schoot 9580 AM Morning Worship 11:00 Anr
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
anneral musion a srothernood and a 4th satuaray zo Anr

Altha native Jesse Earle Bowden

speaks at Chipola DAR meeting

Chipola Chapter, NSDAR
was honored to have author
Jesse Earie Bowden return to -
speak at the October meet-
ing. Dr. Bowden, editor r
emeritus of the Pensacola
News Journal, used as his a--
topic "Reflections on West
Florida History." '- e-
Bowden is a pioneer of
Pepsacola's historical preser-
vation movement and is rec-
ognized fpr inspiring the
establishment of Gulf Islands
National Seashore. He has
been involved in the preser-
vation of historic Pensacolo since 1967. In 2008 Chipola Chapter honored him with a cer-
tificate of appreciation for his efforts in the preservation of Florida history.
Dr. Bowden taught urnalistic writing at the University of West Florida for twenty-four
years and is the author of twelve books including Always the Rivers Flow, When You Reach
September, and Look and Tremble. After the meeting Bowden autographed copies of his lat-
est book, Chipola Moon Rising, which continues stories from the Ring Jaw of Look and
Tremble. Ring Jaw is a small, fictitious West Florido foyvn that bears a striking similarity to
Bowden's native Altho. Jesse Earle Bowden was introduced by his Aunt Glenda Southard
Bowden, vice regent of the chapter.


Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
ublicOauction on member 2, 9 2009 AD VALOREM TAX ROLL
a Auction. will be held at Paul's TOR ON OCTOBER 20, 2009.
ecivreSr ekcerW 19844 S W South

The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 11

responders and Sheriff's
Department will be the first
to receive these shots.

Mr. Carpenter stated
that- he reviewed the bids
for the County Incentive
Grant Proposals (CIGP) for
Newsome Road and
Andersop Columbia sub-
mitted the. lowest bid for
$558,952.09. After discus-
sion, a motion was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to
award the above bid td
Anderson Columbia contin-
gent upon Mr. Carpenter
negotiating with Anderson
Columbiq to get the bid
within budget.

Clerk Attaway present-
ed to the Board for
approval and execution
Resolution 2009-23. A
Resolution to extend the
designation for Areas of
Critical Economic Concern.
After discussion, a motion
was made by
Commissioner Grant, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Miller and carried to
approve Resolution 2009-
Clerk Attaway present-
ed to the Board for
appieval and execution
Change Order #1 to pur-
chase and install a Jet-A-
Fhel 'I'ank to Fuel 'Ibeh,
Inc. for $13,708.00. After
discussion, a motion was
made by Commission Wise,
seconded by Commissioner
Miller and carried to
approve and execute
Change order #1.
he September 28,
2009 Public Hearing min-
utes were approved as pre-

Commissioner Pickron
pliscussed with Mr.
O'Bryan the progress of the
sign at the Pioneer
Settlement. He also asked
if they are going to repair
the roads that were dam-
aged at the Pioneer
Settlement. Mr. O'Bryan
stated that he had,1iad con-
versations with the contrac-
tor using the road, and they
were planning to repair the
road after they are com-

- Commissioner Grant
discussed with Mr.
O'Bryan Highway 69
South. He stated that
there are rocks breaking on
the road. Mr. O'Bryan
stated that they are work-
ing on the problem and are
going to make the neces-
sary repairs.

Commissioner Miller
stated that the walls are
going up at the neiv Mossy
.Pond Library/Community
Mr. Miller stated that
Julia Sanford with Sky
Development stated that
Sky is negotiating with the
bank and expects to move
forward with the project.
She plans to attend the
October 20, 2009 Board
There being no further
business, the Board did


OCTOBER 6, 2009



The meeting was called
to order by Major Wood.
Prayer and pledge of alle-
giance to the flag was led by
Commissioner Miller.

The Board received
Weatherization bids as fold
CLIENT: Shurrum
TION: $7,405.00 .
TION: $7,080.00

CLIENT: Holcomb
$5,162.00 .
'I'ION: $5,946.00
TION: $7,080.00 .

. CLIENT: Hathaway
TION: $5,900.00
TION: $5,780.00 .

TION: $7,365.00
TION: $8,450.00

After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Grant, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to
approve low bid, per house,
per contractor.
The Board received
sealed bids for the County
Incentive Grant Program
(CIGP) Newsome Road
Project as follows:
1. Anderson Columbia,
2. C.W. Roberts
contracting, $584,156.95
3. GAC Contractors,
4. 'IYiangle
Construction, $922,383.10

Mr.' O'Bryan recom-
mended to the Board that
they table the above bids
for review. The Board
agreed to table and wait for
a report later in the meet-
ing. '
Mr. O'Bryan stated the
committee appointed by
the Board had scored and
ranked the Solid Waste
Co 11 section / Disposa 1
Services Proposal bids, and
he stated that Waste
Management scored the
most points. Furthermore,
he stated that the commit-
tee was not making a rec-
ommendation only ranking
and scoring and ranking. .
Commissioner Pickron

stated that he also scored
the proposals and in his
scoring Emerald Waste
Services ranked the high-
Mr. O'Bryan recom-
mended to the Board to

disregard the committee's
evaluation, and suggested
that the Board score and
rank the proposals.
Mr. O'Bryan recom-
mended to the Board to
prepare an Ordinance stat-
ing that every household in
the County will have
mandatory pickup.
Mr. Byron Young and
Vic Williams representing
Emerald .Waste Services
stated that they disagreed
with the scoring and felt
they are low bidder. Mr.
Williams statect that -his
Company has a landfill on
State Road 20 in
Blountstown, and they pay
taxes in the county.
Chairman Wyrick asked
if they were awarded the
contract could they provide
cans for every household by
January 1, 2010. He stat-
ed that they could.
Mr. Larry Jones with
Waste Management
addressed the Board stat-
ing that' he would like to
continue doing work with
Calhpun County. -
After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Pickron,
seconded by Commissioner
Grant and carried to accept
low bid from Emerald
Waste Services for $14.95
per month. The Board
directed Attorney Friqua to
draft a contract for review.
Mr. O'Bryan recom-
mended to the Board and a
Workshop was scheduled
for October 27, 2009 at
3:00 p.m. to discuss the
Ordinance and other Solid
Waste Issues. He also,
requested that a Special
Board Meeting be held
' October 27, 2009 at 5:00
p.m. for a Bid Protest
Hearing with Florida Rock.
Mr. .O'Bryan presented
to the Board a Notice to
Receive Sealed for Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program
(HMGP) 'llipelo Avenue
Project.- Bids will be
receded until 2:00 EM.
(C.T.), on 'Ibesday, October
20, 2009, at the Calhoun
County Clerk's Office,
Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central
Avenue East, Room 130,
Blouritstown, Florida
32424, and will be opened
and read aloud on 'Ibesday,
October 20, 2009 at 5:00
EM. (C.T.)
Mr. O'Bryan informed
the Board that the
Transport Truck at the
Road Department is out of
commission and he. feqls
that replacing it is an emer-
gency. He asked the Board
to consider the purchase of
a used truck. He presented
to the Board three propos-
als as follows:
1. Capital Truck -
2. Capital Thick -
3. Shelton 'IYucking -
$20,000.00 .

Mr. Q'Bryan stated that
Bill Adkins, Rdad
Superintendent recom-
mended that the Board
purchase the truck from
Shelton trucking for
After discussion, .a
motion was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
,Pickron and carried to pur-
chase the truck from
Shelton Trucking for

Attorney Fuqua present-
ed to the Board for
approval and execution -a
Resolution in support of the
use of eminent domain
authority. After discussion,
a motion was made by
Commissioner Miller, sec-
onded by Commissioner
Pickron and carried to
approve the Resolution in
support of the ,use of emi-
nent domain authority.
Commissioner Wise voted
no. .

Dr. Charboneau with the
Calhoun County Health

Department updated the
Board on the H1N1 flu
vaccine. He stated this vac-
cine will being given out as
soon as it is received. He
stated that the seasonal flu
shot is almost gone. The 1st

street, suite A, elountstown,
Pauls Wrecker Service reserves
typt 4 cW nd all bids.

Legal Notice

care given to our mother
. Over the past few years,
especially during the last
days of her illness. A spe-
cial thank you goes out to
Peavy Funeral Home for
the wonderful care and
coinpassion that was given
to our family.
Our 11earts .and -lives
have beeri truly blessed by
your doncern and sympa-
thy. We pray God's richest
blessings upon each of you.

The family of
Verna O'Brian,
William & Alma
O'Brian, Lawanda
O'Brian, Ken & Verna
Mae Williams, and
Jeff & AndO'Brian

Perhaps you sent a love-
ly card
Or sat quietly in a chair
Perhaps you sent a floral
if so we saw it there
Perhaps you spoke the
kindest words
as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not
there at all
jxist thought of us that
Whatever you did to
console our hearts
we thank you so much
whatever the part. .

The family of Reverend
Roy R. Bozeman would like
to take this opportunity to
thank you for keeping us in

.your thoughts and prayers.
\ * *
Words can not express
our appreciation for all the
support we received during
our mother, Verna
O'Brian's, illness and sub-
sequent homegoing. Thank
you for the many prayers,
phorie calls, food; cards,
flowers and visits these past
few weeks. But most of all,
thank you for the love and
encouragement you contin-
ue to be to us every day.
Our deepest gratitude to
Blountstown Health &
Rehabilitation Center and
Dr. 1VIisbah Farooqi for
their professionalism, cAr-
ing attitudes, And gentle

state leaders," said Tyler
Cathey, Class III Fellow
And associate with Holland
and Knight.
'Ib be eligible for a
Gubernatorial Fellowship,
candidates should be
enrolled at a FTorida college
pr university as, an upper-
classman (junior or senior)
or a graduate student.
Applicants should exhibit
strong .leadership, written
arid oral communication
skills, community activism
arid a desire to sei-ve the
people of Florida.
. Approximately 12 students
from around the state will

be selected based on a com-
petitive application
Applications are due by
March 12, 2010. The
Fellowship will follow the
university caletidar starting
in August 2010 and ending
in May 2011. The
Governor's screening and
selection committee will
announce the program.par-
ticipants during sthe first
week of June 2010.
For more information on
the Gubernatorial
Fellowship program, please
visit www.Florida

it works as a Gubernatorial
Fellow opened the doors for
many unforeseen opportu-
nities," said 'Ibrey Alston,
Class III Fellow and execu-
tive director of the Office of
Supplier Diversity within
the Florida Department of
Management Services
since. 2007. "The real-
world experience and pro-
fessional development
gained in this program is
second to none." .
"The program provided
extraordinary opportunities
to participate in real> gover-
nance, to sit at the table
with current and fishire

raisers at different times of
the .year. Kinard's
Halloween Carnival hhp-
pens to fall at this time of
year along with others. I
would like to invite you to
attend all the fund raisers,
especially the one in your
district,. whatever time of
year it is. You might not be
able to work with these
agencies year round, but a
simple phone call to ask
how yoxi n could help with
these fund raisers is a
tremendous boost. You're
particular talent or skill set
may be just what they are
looking for.
In the woods fire, we
were the volunteers.
During Kate, we benefited
from the South Georgia
volunteers to clear the way
so we could get back home.
We've seen it from both
sides, and feel blessed from
both ways.
Get yourself a bless-
ing...attend/assist a fund
raiser in any way you can.
Oh, and by the way,
teach your significant other
how to, push start a vehi-

roads, we headed back to
Shortly after I got to the
battery boxes, a coispleof
forestry guys appeared
with a fire extinguisher,
putting out the flames.
Quickly, we surveyed the
damage. Seems when we
hit,. the tanker pushed it>
the front of the pumper,
causing the grill to cut into
the main voltage supply to
the fuse box, shorting it,
causing this big wire to melt
its plastic insulation, spew-
ing smoke over the driver. I
pulled the grill out with
adrenaline-assisted hands,
pulled the wiring apart,
reconnected one battery
hoping for some good luck.
I got it. No new smoke
spewed forth, and the truck
fired up. (Poor choice of
words there). We drove
both trucks out t;o a safe
location as other members
of our department arrived,
Our first priority was to find
out why the tanker would
not start. Thrns out, the
bolts had vibrated loose,
and the starter was hanging

by its harness. Stealing the
right size bolt from some-
where else on the engine,
we had it back on, and
would have to wait till later
. to examine all that had
happened in the last thirty
minutes or so. We still had
a fire to fight, which we all
did without a hitch the rest
of the day. .
The reason I tell these
particular tales is twofold. I
wanted to share some of
the situations that Nancy
and I have endured over
the past thirty years, the
things that keep our
moments un-dull in order
to offer some entertain-
ment. Secondly, I wanted
to share some of what vol-
unteer firefighters go thru
as a way of information.
Why do we volunteer? We
love the rush, yes, but we
love helping our friends And
neighbors more.
(Shameless plug time.) We
are entering the fall season,
along with that comes sev-
eral fund raisers, particu-
larly.....ours. All the fire
departments and charities
in the county have fund

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Officers learn defensive

tactics at Chipola College
MARIAN NA ---- Area for the 23 years, having Force for the City of
law .enforcement office been a full time Defensive Jacksonville Office of
recently participated in a Tactics Instructor for the General Counsel as Well as
Defensive Tactics .training past 14 years and serving for Florida Department of
course at Chipola College. the last seven years as the Law Enforcement.
. The course was conduct- lead instructor for the Peacock developed the
ed by H. Lee Peacock of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Defensive Tactics course
the Jacksonville Sheriff's Academy. He earned sever- specifically for the Chipola
Office in partnership with al black belts and training to focus on weapon
Chipola's Criminal Justice Instructor Certifications in retention, hand to hand
Area law enforcement office recently participated in a Defensive Tactics training course at Training Center. various disciplines of combat and restraint tech-
Chipola College. Pictured from left are: Martin H. Basford, Joey D. Robon, Quinton Hollis, Martial Arts and has com- niques.
Sean Hill, Derrick Wester, scott Thortipson, Mike Hodges, John Braxton, Billy Benton, Daniel Officers from the peted as a professional
Morris, Michael Roley, H. Lee Peacock, Kevin Arnold, Jeff Fowler, Mark Mollory, Tyler Jackson County Sheriff's fighter in both. kickboxing Steve Anderson,
Scarborough, George Owens, Julian G Basford, Timothy D. Hinson and Shane Tipton. Office, Marianna Police and Mixed Martial Arts. Chipola Public Service
Department, Chipley Peacock developed the Assessment Center
Police Department, "Defending the Edged Manager, said, "Officers
Holmes County Sheriff's Weapon" course for who attended this training
Area singers inor ted to perform Office and the Calhoun FDLE/CJSTC, as well as found all the instruction to
Sheriff's Office recently the Women's Self Defense be very helpful in improv-
participated in the course. Program for Jacksonville ing officer safety and help-
with Chipola Chamber Chorus Del acock sh beentha thriversi He has serv nfdop o stto bett serve
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Law Enforcenient Use of our community."

MARIAN N A- The 10 a.m. The performance is and 3.
hipola College Chamber set for Sunday, Nov 22, at Music, rehearsal CD's
horus invites all area 2:30 p.m., in the Chipola and other information are
ngers to join with the cho- Arts Center, available for pick-up in the
s in singing a portion of The program will Music Office in the Fine
leir upcoming Fall include Handel selections Arts Building.
Concert. as well as a benediction by Material also may be
Rehearsals will be held Peter Lutkin. Community mailed by contacting Joan


tourney Bender s spht two

The Panhandle
Wranglers, with players from
Calhoun, Gulf, Leon and Bay
counties, won a best two out
of three tournament Saturday
against the M'arianna
Outlaws at MERE Park in
Marianna, 9-8 and 15-1.
Pictured above, from lefl,
are team members (kneel
Ing), Trey Lauderback
Mason Green, Shordie LucGS'
e Charlie Laird, Tanner Harden;
standing, Cole McCord,
Chosen Roulhac, Ridge
Dietz, Colby Mullins, Alex
.. Knowles' back coaches
f. '
Kevin Green and Charles
The younger Benders
baseball team took second
place at the Ghost Goin Yard
II two-day tournament held
th t ek nd at MERE
is pas we e
Park. in Marianna. In
Sunday's play, the Benders
(9-10U) defeated the
Chipley Braves 17-2 and lost
to the Traveling Eagles 6-5 in
the championship game,
Shown at left is Brice
Dillmore of Bristol.


Arrow of Ruth

by Rev. R.W Waterman

Keep Yourself In Love
Jude 21
The bride was radiant as she walked down the aisle
holding to her father's arm. As her friend watched the face
of her husband to- be, she could see love in his eyes
threatening to run down his cheeks, he had found his one
and-oply. The friend remembered a day when this lovely
young woman spoke about commitment. She had wit-
nessed so many marriages fall apart that she had begun to
seriously doubt that lasting relationships were still possi-

Now, on her wedding day, watching her take her vows,
the friend prayed that she and her new husband would find
the special kind of love that lasts through both the good
times and the bad times. The friend prayed they would
recognize that the words they were speaking were not just
part of a nice ritual, but an actual vow made in God's pres-
ence, a vow to stay true to their first love no matter what
the rest of the world is doing.
In like manner, Jude encourages us to stay true to our
commitment to Christ, to hold on in the midst of a world
that scoffs at holy living and seeks to shake us loose from
our faith in Christ. The reward is a life filled with God's
love and the promise of eternal life in a perfect place, with
a perfect God, with perfect people. Oh how I love Jesus,
don't you? What a great day when we become the bride
of Christ for eternity!

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Assistant 6-week training program

The County Record, OCTOBER 28, 2009, Page 13

to them protecting their
cubs and neither person
was seriously injured.
However, these situations
could have had more tragic
"Serious or not, when
bears threaten humans,
even while defending cubs,
we must place human safe-
ty above the bear's life,"
Telesco said. "No one
wants to put a mother bear
down for defending her
cubs, but we have no
choice. We have to eutha-
nize bears that show
aggressive behavior and
that may pose a threat to .
public safety.
"These kinds of situa-
tions are preventable. The
key is to keep bears wild.
When people follow our
recommendations, the
bears have no reason to
stay in our neighborhoods,
and ,the two can safely co-
exist m bear country.

BOard to meet

NOV. 2 at the


Senior Center
Th A alach Re nal
e p ee glo
Planning Colincil
announces a public meeting
to which all persons are
invited. The -Calhoun
County Transportation
Disad vantage
Coordinating Board will
meet on Monday,
JVovember 2, at 2:00 pm
Central Time, at the
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Center, 16859 NE
Cayson Street,
In addition to its regular
business, the agenda will
include the annual coordi-
nator evaluation and the
2010 meeting schedule.
For additional informal
tion, or if .you require spe-
cial accommodations at the
meeting because of a dis-
ability or physical impair-
ment, contact Vanita
Anderson at the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council,
20776 Central Avenue
East, Suite 1, Blountstown,
Florida 32424 at least three
working days prior to the
meeting date.

Black bears in Florida
are generally very shy and
secretive animals that have
a natural fear of people and
prefer to avoid them if pos-
sible. However, they are
large, powerful and unpre-
dictable wild animals capa-
ble of injuring or even
killing a person under cer-
tain conditions.
Unfortunately, the lure
of human-provided foods
reduces their wariness and
increases the chances of
closer encounters with peo-
Many Florida communi-
ties are in or near ideal
bear habitat and bears nat-
urally wander into neigh-
borhoods in search of food
or new territory. Generally,
they only stay around if
they find a consistent
source of food that is easy
to get, such as garbage, bird
seed, pet food and other
human-provided goodies.
Allowing bears to eat
this kind of food is a losing
proposition for everyone; it
puts humans at greater risk
of injury and usually results
in a bear's death, according
to the. Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). It
doesn't matter if the food is
specifically for bears, or ifit
is for cats, dogs, birds or the
garbage haulers. As far as
bears are concerned, it is
for them.
"Bears are more of a
public safety threat when
they become habituated to
humans and lose their nat-
ural fear," said Dave
Telesco, coordinator of
FWC's bear-management
program. "In fact, the
FWC has euthanized
dozens of bears over the
past few years that have
lost their natural wariness
and displayed fearless
behavior, making them a
potential threat to people.
"Public safety and pro-
viding long-term solutions
to human-bear conflicts are
our top priorities," Telesco
said. "This is why it is so
critical that residents follow
our recommendations and
do all they can to keep
attractants away from
Conflicts between
humans and bears are not
unique to Florida; they
occur throughout the
United States, wherever

humans and bears coexist.
The FWC has an educa-
tional program designed to
help residents who live in
bear country reduce con-
flicts by recommending
practices that discourage
bears fro.m lingering in
neighborhoods. '
"We work with residents
to help them understand
what attracts bears and
how best to secure those
attractants so bears will
never get them in the first
place," Telesco said.
When all residents com-
ply with these recommen-
dations, bear conflicts
decline dramatically and
usually go away. Generally,
trapping and relocating
bears is not a good practice
and by policy, the p'WC
does so only when bears
continue to remain around
homes even after all attrac-
tants have been removed or
As both human and bear
populations continue to
grow in Florida, so do bear-
feeding issues and the
encounters between the
two that follow. Although
the state has not yet experi-
enced a predatory attack in
which a human was seri-
ously injured or killed by a
bear, there have been sev-
eral incidents in which peo-
ple have been bitten or
For example, a female
bear recently nipped an
elderly woman's leg' when
the woman put herself
between the mother bear
and her cubs that were eat..
ing cat food on the woman's
screened-in porch. Luckily,
the injuries were minor.
In another situation a
man, armed with a golf
club, who was prepared to
segre offraccoons at 2:30 in
the morning, instead sur
praised a mother bear and
her cubs while they were
eating trash from his
garbage cans. The sur-
prised mother bear,.defend-
ing her cubs against a per-
ceived threat, ran toward
the man in a bluff charge.
He fell backward, thus end-
ing the threat for the bear.
She ran off in one direction
with her cubs; the man got
to his feet and ran the other
way into his house.
In both of these encoun-
ters, the female bears were
doing what comes naturally

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1996 Chevrolet pickup,
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a4pl. Fannie Partnldge (left) was~ recognlzed during lhe~

ventThusda asshepre are oreiefro teLiery
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Female inmates offer inspiring message of hope
A dozen ladies housed in the Liberly County Joil seemed anything but imprisoned Thursday when they oTered a mes-
sage of hope to a group of guests. Libdrty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers, former Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell, Blountstown
Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel, and Major Rodney Smith, along with others in attendance, enjoyed spiritual songs and Bible
readings in a program put together by the women who are calling themselves "The Changed Gang." Thqnks to each of
these ladies for an outstanding and inspirational presentation.

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communications ... .. ....... ... ....

Dear Valued Customers:

I would like to share some very important news. For months now we've been
talking about steps we're taking to put FairPoint onto stable financial footing by
cutting costs, generating new revenues, and reducing our debt burden. We have
begun revenue generation and cost-cutting initiatives and we continue, to make
progress on a number of operational fronts.

We have explored a number of paths that would ultimately lead to a balance sheet
restructuring. I'm happy to announce we have reached a deal with more than 50 '
percent of our bank lenders'which is expected to reduce our debt by approximately
$1.7 billion and we are using the tools provided by Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy
Code-to implement the deal. This will make FairPoint more viable and competitive
than ever and position us to focus all of our efforts on customers, employees and
strategic growth plans.

For Our Cuistomers Uninter'rupted Service
FairPoint is open for business. During this process, we will continue to focus on
steadily improving customer service. Nothing about your contract will~ change,
and ciur customer service representatives are ready to respond to your questions,
.comments, or~requests. We will continue all advertised promotions and seek new
customers as we roll out exciting new products and services.

On behalf of everyone at FairPoint, we thank you -- our customer's -- for your
business and we look forward to working with you for years to come.


David Hauser
Chairman and CEO
FairPoint Communications

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