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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: 12/17/2008
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CRIME


Woman


arrested


for grand


theft
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A babysitter was arrest-
ed last week after allegedly
stealing several pieces of a
' client's jewelry.
Jessica McCutcheon has
been charged with grand
theft.in the case.
According to the
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office, a local man contact-
ed authorities after discov-
ering his wife's wedding and
engagement rings, along
with a diamond tennis
bracelet, were missing from
their home.
The investigation led to
McCutcheon who had been
babysitting the couple's
children. The owner of a
pawn shop in Jackson
County confirmed that
McCutcheon had pawned
the bracelet. McCutcheon
later told authorities she
found the bracelet on the
Road outside the couple's
home. The woman's rings
were recovered from
McCutcheon's house and
she was arrested.



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School FFA Ioresiry, eam
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state competition with top
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The team of David
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EDUCATION


School Board considers changing



'consolidation' to 'school of choice'


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Consolidation continued to
be the hot topic with the
Calhoun County School
Board at their first regular
meeting since the induction of
new superintendent, Tommy
McClellan, and new school
board members, Danny Ryals
(district 1) and Ken Speights
(district 4).
Back in the spring,
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves made a motion to build
a new Blountstown High
School instead of a county-
wide high school, but the pre-
vious motion to consolidate
Altha and Blountstown high
schools was never officially
rescinded. Rumors began cir-
culating that the plan to con-
solidate was still in place.
As promised when'he was


inducted earlier this month,
Ryals made a motion to
rescind the previous motion to
consolidate. The motion was
seconded by Tim Smith (dis-
trict 3).
During discussion, Danny
Hassig (district 5) reported he
had spent two hours the previ-
ous week meeting with offi-
cials who head the special
facilities program for the
Florida Department of
Education. Hassig stated that,
after the meeting, he felt the
language could be changed in
the previous motion to elimi-
nate the word consolidation
and replace it with "school of
choice" so that any student,
whether they attend Altha or
Blountstown, could enroll at
the new high school if they so
choose.
See SCHOOL BD., page 11


HOUDAY FUN


Climbing elves, redneck
parades...just a typical
Christmas here in the
Apalachicola River valley!
Look inside this issue for
highlights of the past
weekend's fun-filled
Christmas festivities.


FUNDING SOURCES FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL


Source
Capital Outlay
& Debt Service
Trust Funds
Public Education
Capital Outlay
and Debt Service
Trust Funds
Local Ad Valorem
Tax Funds


2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
$71,612 $71,612 $71,612


-0-



$514,849


$35,241 $111,135



$550,985 $605,854


TOTAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES
CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT BY 2011-12..............$2,032,900
TOTAL FROM STATE SPECIAL FACILITIES............$24,549,462


COURT


Strawn sentenced in


both Calhoun, Liberty
,herty


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A former Calhoun County
Jail correctional officer has
been sentenced in both
Calhoun and Liberty counties.
William "Billy" Strawn,
42, was charged with bribery
and solicitation of prostitution
back in April after allegedly
negotiating a sex in exchange
for special treatment deal with
a former inmate whose hus-
band remained behind bars.
In the case, Lisa Vaughn cap-
tured an incident at her home
with Strawn on video the
night she was released from
jail.
Jury selection was set to
begin Monday in Calhoun
County Circuit Court, howev-
er, it was called off after
Strawn decided to enter a plea
of no contest to a reduced
charge of attempted bribery, a
third degree felony. The state
dropped the solicitation of
prostitution charge.
Judge Elijah Smiley sen-
tenced him to five years pro-
bation. He was also ordered to
surrender his law enforcement
certificate. Adjudication was
withheld.

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Earlier this month, Strawn
was sentenced in Liberty
County where he was charged
with two counts of sexual mis-
conduct between a detention
facility employee and an
inmate, which is a third
degree felony.
The case stemmed from
allegations made by Terri
Franklin, 19, and Stacey
Rudd, two Calhoun County
inmates who were housed in
the Liberty County Jail, a typ-
ical practice due to limited
space for female inmates in
the Calhoun County Jail. The
women alleged Strawn
coerced them into having sex
with him to have their jail
time reduced.
Strawn also received five
years probation in the Liberty
County case and adjudication
was withheld.
"I think it's a crying
shame," remarked Debra
Tucker after the sentencing
Monday. Tucker is the mother
of Lisa Vaughn, the woman
named in the Calhoun County
case. "This is a deputy that's
supposed to uphold the law.
What is this teaching our kids?
I can't believe this...it's just
ridiculous."


CRIME


Daycare


worker


arrested


for knife

Sincident

BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Blountstown daycare
worker was arrested Friday
after confessing she chased two
eight year old girls with a knife.
Sabrina Elaine Cooper has
been charged with child neg-
lect in the case.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office, Dep.
Eddie Dalton responded to
Miracles Childcare
Development on Mason Road
Friday afternoon where he
made contact with a mother
who said her two daughters
said Cooper had pulled a knife
on them at the daycare that
day.
The children told the
deputy Cooper chased them
with the knife while playing
hide and seek.
During an interview,
Cooper reportedly admitted to
playing a ghost game with the
kids and chasing them with the
knife. She advised she was not
trying to hurt them and was
just playing a game. She
described the knife as "big"
and said she was aware they
were scared. She was then
placed under arrest.
ARREST

Man jailed

after threats

to deputy
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A man who allegedly threat-
ened a deputy and his family is
facing a long list of charges.
Dewey Ralph Smith, Jr., 39,
was initially arrested at the
American Legion Hall on SR
20 West Saturday night follow-
ing a fight. After Dep. Jared
Nichols placed him under
arrest for disorderly intoxica-
tion, he resisted and refused to
get in the car, leading to a
resisting arrest with violence
charge. Dep. Nichols wound up
using his Taser gun on Smith
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Liberty County shined bright Saturday night as the 'Lights of
Liberty" parade made it's way through town. The event was spon-
sored by the Liberty County Children's Coalition. Judges Melia Flores,
Marti Vickery, and Winston Deason certainly had a difficult time, but
chose the following winners:
Grand Prize Liberty Wilderness
Best Use of Lights Danny Ryals
Church Division: 1st place First Baptist Church -Bristol; 2nd
place Blountstown United Methodist; 3rd Place Bristol Pentecostal
Holiness Church
Non-Profit Division: 1st Place Bristol Youth Academy; 2nd Place
- Liberty County Cooperative Extension Office 4-H Program; 3rd Place
- Liberty County Senior Citizens
Business Division: 1st place Whitfield Recycling; 2nd Place-
United States Postal Service; 3rd Place BuyRite Drugs
Honorable Mention: Tolar School (Tolar Express), Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital, Liberty Community Healthcare, Lawson Piano Studio,
Liberty County Road Department, and American Legion


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After defeating Bozeman, 69-49...



BHS to take on Bainbridge




at Chipola Thursday night


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor

The Blountstown Tigers
improved to 2-0 in the district
and 6-2 overall after soundly
defeating the Bozeman Bucks,
69-49, Friday night at home.
Paul Mosley led the Tigers
with 14 points and six assists.
Cavon Cox followed with 13
points and eight rebounds.
Jimmy Jackson and Brent
Ransom each contributed 10
points to the win. Drew
-Brazzell had eight points and
nine rebounds.
"We're working hard," says
Coach Tony Davis. "Against
Bozeman, we were able to get a
lot of guys in and that con-
tributed to the win. We're going
to continue to work hard and
we just appreciate all the fan
support."
BHS will take on
Bainbridge Thursday night at
Chipola College. Tipoff is at
7:30 p.m. During the holidays,
the Tigers will travel to Panama
City for the Bay Barnstorm
Tournament. The Tigers go up
against Bay High on Dec. 27 at
7:30 p.m. Coach Davis says the
tournament will be televised on
Panama City networks.


The Blountstown Tigers celebrate after defeating the Bozeman Bucks Friday night before at packed
house-at BHS. They will travel to Chipola.College Thursday to take on Bainbridge High School, then
begin preparing for a Christmas tournament in Bay County.


Wildcats taking Christmas break



Altha varsity boys nipped




by Bulldogs; fall to Pirates


BRISTOL,, DECEMBER
11 Without the services of
their starting point guard (Will
Rogers) due to an illness, other
junior varsity Altha Wildcats
stepped up last Thursday and
defeated the Liberty County
Bulldogs, 37-23. Shooting a siz-
zling 80 percent from 3-point
land and 61 percent from the
free throw line helped the
Wildcats earn theii third victo-
ry of the season.
After the first quarter Altha
held a 6-3 lead and they were
ahead 16-12 at halftime. In the
third period the Wildcats put up
12 points to make it a 28-19
ballgame.
Tyler Hamilton led Altha in
the scoring department with 16
points, including a 3-pointer
and he was 3-for-3 from the
charity stripe. Also, Hamilton
pulled down 4 rebounds, had 2
steals, and he blocked a shot
attempt. Filling in for Will
Rogers at point guard, Jacob
Warner knocked down 12
points. He cleared 6 rebounds,
was credited with 3 assists and
he had 2 steals. Tyler McCoy
chalked up 6 points and he had
an assist. Anthony Young
swished his first 3-pointer of the
season to round out' Altha's
scoring.
The varsity Wildcats came
up three points short, 55-52, in
their first overtime tilt with the
Bulldogs.
Altha (0-4) took a 12-9 first
quarter lead. But the Bulldogs
(1-6) came back to tie it, 20-20,
at the intermission. The
Wildcats held a 33-32 lead in


the third stanza and led by 8
points with 1:48 to go in regula-
tion. However, starting forward
Ethan Byler fouled out before
the fourth quarter ended and
Liberty County tied the game,
48-48. Early in overtime
Altha's Ethan Ellis fouled out
leaving the Wildcats with only 4
players on the court and the
Bulldogs secured the win.
- Liberty County edged Altha
in field goal shooting: 52% (22
of 42) to 50% (20 of 40). The
Bulldogs made 60% (12 of 20)
of their free throws while the
Wildcats connected on only
46% (11 of 24). Liberty
County made 1 of 8 3-point
attempts while Altha misfired
on their 3 attempts.
Jake Edenfield had the hot
hand for the Wildcats with 22
points along with 5 rebounds, 3
assists and 3 steals. Ethan
Byler scored his first double-
double of the season: 12 points
and 10 rebounds. He also had
an assist and a steal. Ethan
Ellis notched 8 points, pulled
down 2 rebounds, blocked a
shot attempt, and he had a
steal. Steven Vassallo chalked
up 5 points, snagged 3 rebounds
along with an assist and a steal.
Chris Henderson scored 3
points, snagged 5 rebounds and
he had an assist and a steal.
Caleb Willis chipped in a field
goal and snared a rebound.
ALTHA, DECEMBER 12--
Playing at home for the first
time this season against the
Sneads Pirates didn't translate'
into a favorable result for either
Wildcats' team. Altha's junior


varsity suffered their second
defeat of the season, 42-18, and
the varsity fell, 55-23.
Altha (3-2) was held score-
less in the first quarter and
Sneads (7-1) took a 16-1 lead
into the locker room. In the
third period the Pirates added 8
more points to their side of the
ledger while the Wildcats drew
another blank.
Sneads made 46% (11 of 24)
of their field goals while Altha
made 24% (4 of 17). The
Wildcats edged the Pirates at
the free throw line: 30% (3 of
10) to 24% (6 of 25). Beyond
the arc Sneads connected on
75% (3 of 4) of their shots while
Altha made 42% (2 of 5).
Jacob Warner led the
Wildcats with 12 points and 7
rebounds along with 3 steals.
Tyler McCoy drained a 3-point-
er and he. had 2 rebounds as
well as 2 steals. Kenny Johnson
chipped in 3 points as well as
pulling down 3 rebounds.
- The varsity Pirates (6-2)
jumped out to a 23-5 first quar-
ter lead on their way to a 55-23
District 2-2A win.
Altha (0-5; 0-3, 2-2A) man-
aged only 9 points by halftime
while Sneads had 29 points.
The Wildcats could only muster
3 points at the end of the third
stanza while the Pirates put up
19 points.
Sneads outshot Altha in the
field goal department: 46% (15
of 33) to 30% (7 of 23).
However, the Wildcats made
50% (6 of 12) of their free
throws while the Pirates made
only 46% (6 of 13). Sneads


connected on 50% (6 of 12) of
their 3-pointers while Altha
managed to make only 13% (1
See WILDCATS, page 13


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BMS Tigers finish season




12-0, conference champs


BY COACH BILLY JONES

The Blountstown Middle
School Boys defeated both
Wewa and Franklin County in
their final games of the
Conference Tournament in
Franklin County. They defeat-
ed Wewa 47-19 and Franklin
38-26. This gave them their
perfect 12-0 season.
In their Wewa game
avakiel Brigham led in scoring
with 16 points. Anthony Jones
Scored 10, Hunter Jordan 8,
*Bryan Middlebrook 5, Caleb
?Mills and Andrew Bennett 3
each and Kenya Baker and
lRoosevelt March 1 each.
$Hunter led led in RB's.
In their Championship game
rover Franklin game, Hunter
VJordan led in scoring with 12
Joints. Anthony scored 9, both
Roosevelt and Javakiel 7 each,
eand Bryan 3. Hunted led in
RB's again. Both Anthony and
?-unter were awarded the
#Tournament offensive and
:defensive trophy awards.
Our whole team really had a
great year. Congratulations,
boys!


IMS Lady




BY COACH MATTHEW NICHOLS

LB.Th_.BMS Lady Tigers fin-
ished a great season as
infeence runner-up, with a
record of 10-2. On Dec. 9th we
tarted the conference playoffs
ivith a win against Port St. Joe
oy a score of 29-15. This score
Really doesn't reflect how well
.he girls played. They actually
(vere up 17-0 at halftime. They
played great defense and were
Really just hitting on all cylin-
Plers. I though it was the best
Game we played all year,
Because we had such a big lead
"we were able to get everybody
into the game and get some of
"the younger players some valu-
able experience playing against
2 good team in the conference
Tournament.
The Tigers were led by Jayla
PBrigham, who had her besi
offensive game of the season,
with 12 points. Jayla did a
[great job of being aggressive
0and attacking the basket. She
o was followed by Davins
OFountain with 5. Alexis
.Speights contributed 4 anc
Demeca Martin, KaylI
#Prowant, Jackie Dudley, anc
r TJordan Griffin each chipped in'
(points apiece.
The win against St. Joe put
the Lady Tigers in the champi-
Ionship game on Dec. 1 tth
:against Tolar. This was the 3rc
*meeting this season between
4the two teams. Tolar won the
;first meeting 18-12 at their
place and we won the second ir
;a thrilling overtime game a
'home by a score of 25-23. The
13rd meeting in the champi
,onship game was just as intense
"as the previous two, but unfor
Otunately the Tigers were unable
Ito pull this one out. The fina
Score was 35-30. The game
was much closer than this score
shows due to us having to fou
'at the end.
The Tigers were led in score
ling by Demeca Martin with 11
Points. Jayla Brigham added 7
oThey were followed by Alexi:
:Speights with 5, Davina
O IFountain with 4, and Tiaishq
:Scott with 2.
It was a great game between
S 2 great teams. It's tough asi'
,player to get this far and no
come away with a champi
lonship, but the girls played
their hearts out and I an
:extremely proud of them fo
:that. It's all I can ask for. It'
,tough for me as a coach because
II look at our team and don'
i want to think we should havy
lost this game, but collectively
ime being included, we mad,
more mistakes than they did
Ultimately, the responsibility:
1.


ABOVE: The Blountstown Middle
School Tigers celebrate after
winning the conference champi-
-onship title.


Tigers are


runners up


Joyla Brigham was named
defensive player of the game.


Demeca Martin was named
offensive player of the game.
falls on me for not having them
better prepared.
While the loss was disap-
pointing, these girls have so
much to be proud of. I know
sometimes in situations like
these it's hard not to focus on
the loss, but you have to look at
the big picture. The big picture
is that these girls had a great
season, represented their com-
munity and school well, and I
believe have become much bet-
ter basketball players. I am so
proud of them not only for the
way they played as a team all
season, but also the way they
handled themselves with class,
win or lose. This really is a
great group of girls and it was a
privilege to coach them. I know
it sounds cliche, but the future
truly is bright for Girls
Basketball in Blountstown. I
also want to give a special
thanks to Assistant Coach
Wendy Eubanks for everything
she has done this season.
Congratulations to the BMS
Lady Tigers on a wonderful
season!


Hunter Jordan (left) was named defensive player of the game,
while Anthony Jones was chosen as offensive player of the game.
Congratulations to the Blountstown Middle School Tigers on a per-
fect season!!


Adult baseball

league being

formed in NWF
An adult baseball league is
being formed in Northwest
Florida to compete in the
Alabama/George/Florida
Baseball League. This is an
adult league for ages 18 and up.
If you are interested in play-
ing, coaching, or managing,
please contact Arthur Faurot at
850-447-1771 or Emory Home
at 850-624-6749. It has been
quite a while since an adult
league was in our area and we
hope to get it going again.
Please, if you are interested or
know someone who is, call!!!

Youth basketball
signups underway
in Liberty County
The Liberty County
Recreation Department is still
holding registration for basket-
ball. The program is co-ed and
for participants ages 6-12 as of
December 1, 2008.
Cost for registration is $30.
The program will begin
January 10, 2009. We are hop-
ing for enough participants to
have programs at Tolar and
Hosford. To register, come by
the Recreation Department at
the Liberty County Civic
Center. For information call
643-2175.

Sneads hunter dies
after falling from
tree stand Saturday
A hunter from the Jackson
County town of Sneads died
late Saturday afternoon after
falling from his tree stand.
Terry Herndon, who would
have turned 67 on Sunday, was
found by family members
under his tree stand about 7
p.m. He was hunting an area
south of town off Hill Farm
Road.
FWC Investigator Jempsey
Owen said Herndon was hunt-
ing from a 12-foot, wooden lad-
der tree stand, which had par-
tially collapsed. Family mem-
bers indicated the stand had
been in the woods at least a
year, perhaps longer.
Herndon was not wearing a
safety harness.


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ALTHA SCHOOL NEWS

ALT A




Altha's culinary students




create gingerbread village


BY HANNAH WALDORFF

The Altha School office is
busier than usual this time of
year hosting tours of the
Gingerbread Village created by
Mrs. Marie Granger's culinary
students.
The students designed and
created their architectural con-
fections using gingerbread and a
variety of candies and.other edi-
ble items. On the tour, some of
the structures you'll see are a
church, barn complete with
farm animals, town houses,
hardware store with snow
mobiles in the parking lot, a
library, and even Altha School.


The students worked hard
on their designs making sure
they were sturdy and accurate
to the tiniest detail. More pic-
tures of the students and their
creations can be found on the
school website at
www.althaschool.org.

Calendar
December 16-19: Exams;
Boys Basketball Tournament
December 19: End of 2td 9
weeks
January 5: Evaluation Day
for teachers
January 6: Students return
to school


Cessna Folsom and Kayla Sewell with their "Candy Shop".


BT---1


Altha culinary students pose with their gingerbread village that has
caused quite a stir at Altha School. The village remains on display
in the school's main office.


_ __Chipola's


Senior Justin Stephens registration


first in tractor driving for spring
V ....... ...is Jan. 5-6


Y B DYLAN HINSON


Justin Stephens, AHS sen-
ior, placed 1st in the Tractor
Driving Contest on Thursday,
December 11th in FFA subdi-
vision competition. The tractor
operations included advanced
maneuvering throughout placed


oostacles and backwards driv-
ing while towing a carriage.
Also included in the contest was
a written test on safety checks
and practical application of
safety checks on the tractor.
Justin is show
Justin is pictured above with
FFA Advisor Danny Wise.


Environmental Science


class goes to the river


BY ALBERT BLACKBURN
Recently, students in Mrs.
Sims' Environmental Science
class traveled to Apalachicola to
tour the Apalachicola River and
a few aquatic ecosystems along
the riverside.
Amy Tharp made the com-
ment that "the trip was a really
fun trip and it was very educa-
tional. I had a great time!"
Ethan Ellis (pictured) said,
"It was very fun, the best school
trip I have ever taken. I have
learned a lot from it, and hope
we will get to do it again some-
time."
"I liked the cold weather and
seeing a couple of Bald Eagles,"
said Lane Parrish.
Mrs. Sims explains, "This
experience was designed to give
students "hands-on" experi-
ence in the real Florida aquatic
ecosystems of the Apalachicola


River and surrounding areas.
Students had the chance to see
many of the things we have
been studying in
Environmental Science and see
how they relate to each other.
The trip was cold, but well
worth the effort."
All of the students would like
to thank the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve for providing us the
opportunity to go on a unique
field trip that directly related to
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Returning student registration
and new student testing is Jan.
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Registration for new and
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Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Classes begin Jan. 7.
Chipola's open-door policy
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student with a standard high
school diploma. Prospective
students should complete a col-
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and Records, or online at
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must provide an official high
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Chipola offers day and
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independent study and online
courses in more than 40 indi-
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Th e co is offering a
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save on fuel costs and allow stu-
dents to work on Fridays.
Several Friday-only courses are
also offered. These courses
meet only once per week for
one to four hours depending on
the course.
The majority of Chipola stu-
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Town of Altha

Budget Ordinance


The ordinance referenced below is
available for inspection at the
Altha Town Hall at 25586 N. Main
Street in Altha from the hours of 8:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday and is scheduled to be adopted
in regular meeting of the Altha Town
Council on Tuesday, January 13th,
2009, at 6:00 p.m.


Ordinance 2009-01
An ordinance adopting a budget for the
Town of Altha, Florida, for the fiscal year
2008-2009, commencing October 1,
2008, and expiring September 30, 2009.

Dec. 17, 2008







The County Record, DECEMBER 17, 2008, Page 9


FFA forestry team




named state champs


BY DAVID LEONARD
FFA Reporter

The Blountstown High
School Future Farmers of
America (FFA) Chapter
recently sent its forestry team
to Perry, Florida, to compete in
the Florida FFA State Forestry
contest, where they placed first
in the state!
Team members include
Daniel Leonard, David
Leonard, Stewart Herndon,
and Laura Stoltzfus. The four-
some edged out rival Baker
County High School by a total
of only 16 points out of a possi-
ble 1800 for the win. They
were tested in the areas of gen-
eral knowledge, tree identifica-
tion, forest disorder identifica-
tion, forest equipment identifi-
cation, timber cruising, and
compass and pacing.
The team placed first overall
in compass and pacing, as well
as general knowledge, second in
disorder identification and tree
identification, and third in tim-
ber cruising.

Individual awards went to
Daniel Leonard, who won first
place overall in disorder identi-
fication and general knowledge,
and David Leonard who took
home first place overall in tree
identification.
Next in store for the champi-
ons is a trip to Indianapolis,
Indiana, where they will com-
pete at the national level in
October 2009. In addition,
Trevor Williams and Max
Herndon captured first place in
the State Cross-Cut Saw
Competition with a time of 20
seconds. Way to go, guys!
The entire forestry team
w-uld like to thank our FFA
Advisor, Mr. Ron Mears, for all
the hard work that he put into
helping us prepare for the com-
petition. We would not have
won without your help!


Students of the Month named


Eric Jones, Brett Tanner

selected for honor band


BY KELLEY WOOD

Band Director, Gretchen
Reiter, is pleased to have two
outstanding BHS musicians
selected for Florida Music
Educators Association Honor
Band.
Sophomores Eric Jones and
Brett Tanner (pictured above)
will be traveling to Tampa, FL.
January 7th though 10th for the
FMEA convention in the
Tampa Convention Center.
There will be bands student
from all over Florida that either
auditioned or were recommend-
ed by their teachers. Both Brett
and Eric were recommended
by Mrs. Reiter.
Brett will be playing the


baritone and Eric will be play-
ing baritone sax. There will be
three days of rehearsal and a
concert in the Tampa
Convention Center ballroom on
the 10th, under the direction of
Dr. Plack, Associate Director of
Bands in Florida.
Mrs. Reiter emphasizes that
Honor Band is a prestigious
accomplishment that assists
students in receiving scholar-
ships. "It's a great experience
overall because they can't get
that kind of musicianship in
such a small area," she
remarks. "They get to meet
other students from all over the
state, perform very challenging
music, and make new friends
through this convention."


W.T. Neal
BLOUNTSTOWN scholarship

ELEMENTARYSHONEWS hoarse
meetings set


Students of the Month
Principal Darryl Taylor, Jr. is
pleased to announce the Carr
School Students of the Month
for November. They are (pic-
tured above):
KA Sterling Miller
KB Grace Brown
1A Madison Conyers
1B Joseph Rouland
2A Hayden Nichols
2B Caitlyn Hurst
3A Alaiha Garrison
3B Bryanna Hope
4A Bradley Bates
4B Allen Williams
5A Anna Hassig
5B Nicole Byrne
6A Taylor Young
6B Cierra Brown
7A Shirley Pelham
7B Missy Newsome
8A Devin Arnett
8B Brittney Brown
(absent)

Will Leonard speaks
to kids about leadership
and character
Will Leonard, Florida FFA
State Secretary, recently visit-
ed Carr Middle School. He
presented
interactive
workshops in
each class on
leadership
and charac-
ter.
Our school
would like to
thank Will,
who is pic-
tured here,
and the Florida FFA for provid-
ing us with this opportunity to
promote personal growth for
students!

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Blountstown Elementary had an
exciting visit from a children's author
on Wednesday, December 3.
Timothy Weeks, the author of
several children's stories, shared all
about becoming an author and the
busy life he lives as an author. He
shared with the students his new
books and did some fun activities.
The students enjoyed his visit and
learned a lot about being an author.
He was accompanied by his
mother, Jeanne Weeks, who is the
illustrator of his books. She also
shared with the students about being
an illustrator.
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Mr. Davis with the W.T.
Neal Trust Scholarship will be
available to meet with seniors
on either Monday, January,
5th, or Tuesday, January 6th, to
obtain a copy of your Fall
Semester, 2008, grade report.
You may come at your conven-
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schedule:
Monday, January 5, 2009
Conference Room
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Conference Room
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IO B IUArI S


LETA ARNOLD
Mrs. Leta Arnold, 94, of
Telogia, FL, passed away
Wednesday, December 10,
2008, in Blountstown.
Mrs. Arnold' was born in
Greensboro, but lived in
Liberty County most of her life.
She was a homemaker and was
a member of Telogia Assembly
of God Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Bunk Arnold;
two sons, Jerry and Earl
Arnold; and a daughter, Joyce
Pou. She was the last of four
brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, L.
B. Arnold, and-his wife, Sybil,
of Telogia; four daughters, Vera
Jean Finuff and her husband,
Edward, of Telogia, Elry
Stanley of Hosford, Betty Miles
and her husband, Lavhon, of
Bristol, and Rhodia Sharpton
and her husband, Walter, of
Havana; 26 grandchildren;
many great-grandchildren, and
many great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
at 11:00 a.m.. ET, Friday,
December 12, at Telogia
Assembly of God Church with
Reverend Buddy Elkins,
Reverend George Dodd, and
Reverend Thomas Adams offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Hosford Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
643-5410 or online at
www.adamsfh.com).

ANNE B. BOND
Mrs. Anne B. Bond, 85, of
Kinard, FL, papged away early
Saturday morning, December
13, 2008, in Blountstown, FL.
Mrs. Bond was born on
November 26, 1923, in
Blountstown and had lived here
since 1999, coming from Dade
City, FL. She worked at the
Bradenton Courthouse in
Bradenton for several years.
She was also a homemaker and
a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one
daughter, Sherry Jones, and her
husband, Ronald, of
Bradenton; one granddaughter,
Kendyl Jones; and one great
grandson, Wesley Jones, of
Bradenton.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, December 16, at



A Thought to

Remember
An o.ld Turkish
ProVerb states,
"Who gossips to
you will gossip of
you." So much of
what we hear
TAdams about somebody
imam is usually
Exaggerated. To
repeat it only
adds further exaggeration.
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said: "There is so much good in
the worst of us, that It behooves
all of us not to talk about the rest
of us." We're si you have all
heard this mucr'quoted saying.
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you can't say anything nice about
somebody, don't say anything at
all."There is much wisdom in this
advice because much damage
can be done by gossip -
unintentionally or intentionally. It
isn't the things that go in one ear
and out the other that hurt, as
much as the things that go in one
ear and get all mixed up before
they slip out of the mouth
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11:00 a.m. (CT) from the
graveside at the Barbee family
cemetery in Kinard with
Chaplain Jack Howell officiat-
ing. Interment followed.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marion
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).

ALMA R. FOWLER
Alma R. Fowler, 84, of
Hosford, passed away Monday,
December 8, 2008, in
Blountstown.
Mrs. Fowler was born in
Blountstown and had lived
most of her life in Liberty
County. She was a homemaker
and enjoyed visiting others and
was active in the Women's
Missionary Council at Telogia
Assembly of God Church in
Hosford.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Elbert Fowler,
and a son, James Fowler.
Survivors include two sons,
Bobby Fowler and his wife,
Carolyn, of Hosford and Ray
Fowler and his wife, Linda, of
Tallahassee; one daughter, Inez
Lollie, and her husband, Curtis,
of Hosford; nine grandchildren,
17 great-grandchildren and sev-
eral great great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
at 10:00 AM EST, Thursday,
December 11, from the Telogia
Assembly of God Church in
'Telogia with Reverend Thomas
Adams officiating. Interment
followed in the Sanders
Cemetery in Hosford.
Adams Funeral Home was in
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LUCILE GASKIN
RICHARDS
Funeral services for Mrs.
Lucile Gaskin Richards of
Cairo, GA, were held on
Monday, December 15, 2008,
at 11:00 a.m. in Clark Funeral
Home Chapel. Interment fol-
lowed in the Greenwood
Cemetery. Dr. Ron McCaskill
and Dr. joe Allen officiated.


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II Peter 3:11
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"Wolf" so often that when
destruction came at last, people
had ceased to listen to the
warnings. The apostle Peter,
too, was insistent in declaring
the coming of the Lord, but his
listeners knew they were listen-
ing to a man of authority and
truth. His audience was in dan-
ger of being confused by false
teachers, those who did not
believe in the rapture of the
church. They did not believe
that Christ would come in the
clouds with His Angels to call
the church home.
Peter's message was one of
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rearing two children. Roy pre-
ceded Lucile in death on
February 4, 2005.
Survivors include a son and
daughter-in-law, Roy Allen and
Pat Richards, Loganville, GA;
daughter and son-in-law, Sue
Ellen and Ron Whitfield, Cairo,
GA; grandchildren, Scott
Richards, Loganville, GA,
Angie Bailey, Social Circle, GA,
Jennifer Stubbs, Orlando, FL,
and Kelly Engelhardt, Ocala,
FL; great-grandchildren,
McKenzie and Conner Bailey,
both of Social Circle, GA,
Ashlyn and Karlee Richards,
both of Loganville, GA, Katie,
Jacob and Gracie Engelhardt,
all of Ocala, FL.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Gordon
Richards, grandson, Charles
Stubbs, Jr., parents, William S.
and Mary Estelle Dismukes
Gaskin and a sister, Doris
Cayson.
Condolences may be made
at .www.clarkfuneral.cpm.
Funeral arrangements were
under the direction of Clark
Funeral Home, 334 South
Broad St., Cairo, GA, 39828,
229-377-1414.


delay the coming of the Lord by
our disobedience and impurity.
Let us vow today that not only
our lips, but our hearts and lives
will declare, "Even so, come,
Lord Jesus," Revelation 22:20.
Remember, we prepare for
the rapture by obeying, not by
gazing.


Letter to the Editor,
"Read Before You Take Your
Dollars Elsewhere"
A recent letter to the editor
in the Tallahassee Democrat by
Sam Varn prompted me to
write my first ever letter to the
editor.
The efforts that the Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce
and Blountstown Main Street
are making to reinforce the
message "Buy Local" is cer-
tainly the right thing to do,
especially in this economic
downturn.
Local businesses need our
support now more than ever.
Our whole community can reap
the benefits by keeping our dol-
lars at home.
Many businesses, my own
included, are called on to
donate products, sponsor school
events, donate silent-auction
items, and sponsor after school
sports events. We understand
that these teams and organiza-
tions are good, and provide
incredibly important services
and support to countless mem-
bers of our community and we
want to help them to the best of
our ability. But if customer dol-
lars go out of town then the abil-
ity of our companies to donate
to sponsor can be greatly dimin-
ished.
Lost sales mean lost profits,
which translates to less avail-
able for donations, sponsorships
and support dollars. We don't
have to let this happen.
Furthermore, buying local
gives. you an easier and more
convenient opportunity to han-
dle an exchange or problem.
So before you drive out of
town to shop, ask yourself how
many of the dollars I'm about to
spend will ever come back to
our community. Saving a cou-
ple of bucks in out of town
stores may cost us all more than
you think.
Edwin Strawn
The Diamond Corner

Letter to the Editor,
The Tour of Homes was the
talk of the town on the day fol-
lowing the event! Everyone
was talking about what a great
evening they had as they toured
the various homes!
If you' missed it, there is no
repeat because it only happens
once a year. As I attended
another event the following
evening everyone was com-
menting on what a wonderful
time they had. Their eyes
would light up as they told me
about the decorations at one
home, or what wonderful food
they had at another or just the
opportunity to see a home that


they had been dying to visit!
Another commented that see-
ing these homes was like open-
ing a page in a magazine and
realizing that they are right
here at our back door, Calhoun
County!
But after all was said and
done, I realized really what the
tour of homes is really all about.
It is a time that people in our
community are willing to open
their doors and invite friends
and strangers into their home, a
time to reflect over a hot cup of
cider, to offer a hug, to shake a
hand or meet new friends. It
was also a time that churches
came together as busses
unloaded at homes and a time
that high school classmates
reunited. We saw old friends
that we had not seen since
maybe last year and also real-
ized that for some this may be
the last time they may be able
to participate in the tour due to
age or health.
The Tour of Homes spon-
sored by Blountstown Main
Street touched many as the
Christmas Season kicked off.
I would like to personally
thank each of the following for
opening their doors. The plan-
ning and preparation started
long before the night of the
event and took a lot of your
time, energy and expense.
Thank you sharing your homes
with us and for making the
evening such a huge success!


The Blountstown Methodist
Church
Reverend Charles and
Shirley Smith
Reverend Daniel and Sally
Throckmorton
Gary Shuler
Glenn and Susan Warren
Robert and Kay Trammell
This year's homes were so
wonderful it will be hard to top
it next year!
And thank you Blountstown
Main Street and all of the vol-
unteers for another great year
on the Tour of Homes!

Vicki Montford


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


SBlountstown First

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

+ Meaningful Bible Study....... ...........9:45 AM
Exciting Worship.............................1....11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship............... ...6... :00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study.......... 6:30 PM
Pastor David Throckmorton
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the.jootslels o'fChrist


SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunijd y S(hool 10:00 AM Bil)l.Stuly 7:00 I'M
LARRY WHITE, Momnin'g WorshiI) Ip 11: AM Kid/ Ir. Bible ()ui/ 7:00 I'M
PASTOR ChiliIn' ('hI 1h I 1:00 AM
4112-41125 Ivenin' W llhil) 'i:()0( I'M
CHURCH PHONE Kid/ SumnI.y School ,
674-8884 '" (hu lOAM 12'Noon www.dlapps.com/southside/


Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424


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


Ron Burger, Pastor
850-674-5194
w.christianhomefreewillbaptistchurch.org
e-mail: chfwbc@aol.com
Come Be Our Guest!


Arrow of Truth

by Rev. R.W. Waterman


Family


Dentistry


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Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines


Laban Bontrager, DMD


Family Dentistry

12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE: (850) 643-5417


St. Mary Missionary

Baptist Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
850-674-8716
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM


Blountstown United Methodist Church
Sl.ociated on Hi/y 20 directly across fioin
S Sub-Way & McDomnalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM


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Letters to the Editor


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Happy "7th" Blrthdayll
India Jaasua Aliece Battle is
the daughter of Laramie and
Tarsha Battle of Blountstown.
Her maternal grandparents are
Theodore (Ted) and Josephine
McCray of Blountstown. Great-
grandparents are Geraldine
Sheard and the late Charles E.
Sheard of Blountstown, and
Irene Koonce and the late Amoz
Koonce of Blountstown. Her
paternal grandparents are
Nathaniel and Bessie Lois Battle
of Blountstown. She is the god-
daughter of Laura Paige of
Miami.
India attends Prayer
Chainer's Mission of God
Church, where she stays very
active and busy with the choir,
band, dance group, and other
various activities. She enjoys
ballet with Mrs. Bonita, where
she recently had her 2nd per-
formance in "ThQ Nutcracker",
as the Magical Elf and one of the
Mother Ginger children. In
India's spare time, she loves
hanging out with her Granny
and all the children at the
church. India turned 7 years old
on Friday, December 12th.
Leading up to her birthday she
had a party at Chick-fil-A with a
few family members and friends.
She also celebrated her birthday
at Rock' It Lanes, with family on
December 12th, and had a
Tinker Bell party with family and
friends at Sam Atkins Park on
.December 13th.
Happy birthday, India!
We love you very much!
Daddy, Mommy, & Family


HAPPY "2nd" BIRTHDAY,
JAXON BLAYNE WILLIAMSII
Jaxon celebrated his second
birthday on December 16th. He
is the son of Jane Willis and
Brandon Williams of
Blountstown. Jaxon enjoys
playing ball and playing outside
and spending time with his fam-
ily and friends. Jaxon will cele-
brate his birthday with a
Spiderman party at Pizza Hut on
Saturday.
We love you!
Mama, Daddy, Nana & Grammy


Lordy, Lordy, Sumner Is 4011
Happy Birthday, Andrew
From your friends at BMS



BIRTHDAY

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Jones, Thomas

wedding has been (AL O Y ii

postponed til Jan.
Chamber of CommerceJ


The wedding of Crystal
Jones and Jamie Thomas that
was planned for December 27,
2008, has been postponed until
January 2009.

Senior Citizens

planning several

upcoming trips
"MENOPAUSE THE
MUSICAL"
DATE CHANGE
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens trip to Jacksonville to
see "Menopause the Musical"
has had a change in the date of
the trip. It is now February 19-
20, 2009. Included in this trip
is 1 nights lodging, 1 buffet
breakfast, 1 dinner, admission
to the show and other attrac-
tions. Cost of trip is $249 sin-
gle, $199 double, $179 trip or
quad. Deposit is due by
December 19, 2009. Call 674-
4163 to sign up!

THE "HUNKS" OF
DAYTIME TV
FEBRUARY 14, 2009
Ever wanted to see a real
life Soap Star? Well, now is
your chance! Come join
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens (CalCo Travel) to
meet the "Hunks" of Daytime
TV in Silver Springs for a meet
and greet -- autograph signing.
The first 2,000 through the
gates will receive a photo and
you could win a lunch with one
of these hunks or a script from
each show.
We will travel to Williston
around 6:30 AM CT, have
lunch at the "Ivy House" then
on to show. Cost is just $69.00.
Call 674-4163 to sign up
today!! Payment due by
January 20, 2009.

HEART OF EUROPE TOUR
May 14-29, 2009
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens still has a few openings
on our 15-day tour featuring
Holland, Belgium, Germany,
Austria, Italy, Switzerland &
france. Call 674-4163 today for
details!


ANNOUNCEMENT
$10 WITH PHOTO Local church will
DEADLINE MONDAY NOON host free dinner
host free dinner


MIUTARY NEWS


PV2 Eric Felton graduates


from basic at Ft. Jackson


PV2 Eric Felton graduated
from Basic Combat training at
Fort Jackson, SC on November
20, 2008.
During the nine weeks of
training he studied the army
mission history tradition and
core value physical fitness and
received instruction and prac-
tice in basic combat skills, mili-
tary weapons, chemical war-
fare, bayonet training, ceremo-
ny marking, rifle marksman-
ship, armed combat, map read-
ing and field tactics. He also
studied military justice and first
aid, foot marching and field
training exercise.
He's going to Virgiria for
A.I.T. training exercise. Then
he will go to Fort Benning, GA
for Airborne Training. Before
enlisting in the Army, he was
employed at Florida State
Hospital under Thaddeus
Simmons.
Eric is the son of Rosetta
Koonce and Darrell and
Shantel Felton and the stepson


of Donnie Donaldson. He is the
grandson of Wallace and
Brenda Howard and Virginia
Clemmons. He is also the
grandson of Joseph and Gloria
Koonce. Eric's mother,
Rosetta, brother, Diquan Bess
and special friend, Courtney
Jones, joined him for his gradu-
ation. Eric is a 2006 graduate
from Blountstown High School.


on Christmas Day

Blountstown Community
Church will be having
Christmas Dinner for those
that have nowhere to go on
Christmas Day. We will be
serving at 11:00 to 2:00 CT. at
"No cost" for the Christmas
Dinner. For more information
call 643-3602 or 762-8405.

Extension Ofc. to

host program on

Africanized Bees
A FREE safety and aware-
ness program about living with
the aggressive Florida
Africanized Bees will be held
Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5:30
to 6:30 p.m. at the Calhoun
County Extension Office, locat-
ed next to the old courthouse.
Africanized Bees are estab-
lished in south Florida and are
moving north. Everyone
(farmers, ranchers, landscap-
ers, first responders, homeown-
ers, outdoor workers, hunters,
etc) needs to learn about these
potentially dangerous bees.
Come learn about the char-
acteristics of these bees, and
what to do if you encounter
them.
The speaker will be Dr. Bill
Kern, from Fort Lauderdale
who has firsthand experience
with these bees and is one of
our statewide experts on this
topic.

Arrest
who then complied.
After transporting Smith to
the Calhoun County Jail, Dep.
Eddie Dalton took him to
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital to be
treated for minor injuries sus-
tained in the previous fight. At
the hospital, he was reportedly
verbally abusive toward the
hospital staff and began making
threats that he was going to
burn Dep. Dalton's house
down with his children inside.
He provided directions to the
deputy's house and made fur-
ther comments of a threatening
nature.
He was then charged with
corruption by threat against a
public servant.

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Ribbon cutting held at Ja-Makin-Me Tan

Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, Blountstown Main Street members, family and friends were
on hand Friday to celebrate the opening of a new downtown business. Robert and Donna Connelly held
a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ja-Makin-Me Tan salon at 20749 Central Avenue East. Stop by or call
674-8267 today. Gift certificates and gift baskets are available!




Angela Hewett, Wayne Edenfield speak


vows in private ceremony November 28


Angela (Whitfield) Hewett
and Wayne Edenfield of Grand
Ridge were married November
28, 2008, in a private ceremony
with their family.
Angela is the mother of Cole
and Cade Hewett of Grand
Ridge. She is the daughter of
Merle Whitfield of Grand Ridge
and Harmon Whitfield of Altha.
She is the granddaughter of
Louise and the late Bill Lollie
of Grand Ridge and the late
Carlos and Mary Whitfield of
Altha.
Wayne is the father of Blake
and Blaire Edenfield of Grand


School Bd.

Hassig further stated that he
asked Spessard Boatright,
Director of the Office of Special -
Facilities, specific questions to
dispel rumors. He reported that
the district would still qualify
for funding if they build on the
current BHS site, a new set of
plans would not have to be sub-
mitted before a decision can be
made, consolidation of the two
high schools will not be
required, and changing the lan-
guage to "school of choice"
would be acceptable.
"I can't tell you how hard
Mr. Boatright is working to
make sure we don't lose this
money," Hassig remarked. "He
has never had to twist a coun-
ty's arm to take $25 million
dollars."
Hassig pointed out that a
committee of two DOE repre-
sentatives, a member of the
Superintendent's Association,
one School Board member
from another district, and one
representative of the
Governor's Office decide which
districts are recommended for
the Special Facilities Funding.
"This committee is the voice of
the Commissioner of
Education," he said. "Since
1982, 63 projects have been
submitted and every one of
them has been funded by the
legislature once they got the
stamp from the Commissioner
of Education."
Chairwoman Kelly King
(district 2) noted that
Superintendent McClellan had
not spoken to Mr. Boatright yet
and she recommended a work-
shop be held. Smith made a
motion to postpone the motion
to rescind consolidation until
the Jan. 13 meeting.
Speights stated, "We have
$24.5 million and we need to
do something as opposed to
stalling."
King responded, "Nothing
will be done prior to the Jan. 13
meeting anyway so the work-
shop will not stall it." She sug-
gested setting the workshop the
week of Jan. 5-9 and all agreed.
"This is not a two-year deci-
sion, this is a 50 year decision,"
Ryals remarked. "We need to
be sure this is the right deci-
sion."
Hassig stressed that every
party involved needed to be
present for the workshop so
that any questions could be
answered at that time and a
vote could be taken Jan. 13 so
the project could move forward.
At press time, Asst. Supt.
Greg Jones confirmed the
workshop would be held the
week of Jan. 5-9, but a firm
date has not yet been set.


Ridge. He is the son of Ronald
and Doris Edenfield of Grand
Ridge. He is the grandson of
the late Herman McMillian of
Marianna, the late Stallie
McMillian of Grand Ridge, and
the late Mac and Dosha


A widely acclaimed surgeon
told a television interviewer the
story of his success.' "AftEr
many years of schooling I real-
ized that I could settle down
and be a reasonably good prac-
titioner of my speciality. Then,
I became obsessed with a desire
to make a major breakthrough
for the sake of my patients. I
read everything I could find in
my area. I talked with the lead-
ing men. I visited the places
where experiments were being
done. I asked questions about
why surgeries succeeded and
failed. I drove my self to perfect
my personal skill in the operat-
ing room. Growing into the best
surgeon possible became my
consuming goal," he explained.
Growth is demanding.
Whether we want to grow pro-
fessionally, educationally, or
spiritually, there is a price to be
paid. The Apostle Paul wrote
his second letter to Timothy a
short time before he was exe-
cuted for the crime of being a
Christian. The letter was writ-
ten to encourage the growth of
the young minister. The aged
apostle used his own example
as an encouragement to
Timothy He also issued a
strong challenge for the younger
man to discipline himself in
every way for the purpose of
becoming spiritually mature
and effective in service.
Growth frequently demands
overcoming our fears. Timothy


Edenfield of Grand Ridge.
Angela is a Registered Nurse
at Chipola Nursing Pavilion and
Retirement Center in
Marianna. Wayne is the owner
of Wayne Edenfield Mobile
Home Service.


apparently was timid. Paul
explained to him that God did
not intend for this trait tb keep
us from Hi's service. .For this
reason, God equips us with
power, love and self control.
Facing dangers becomes much
easier when we know that we
have the inner resources to
keep us from fleeing in the face
of danger.
In the book "The Red Badge
of Courage," by Stephen Crane,
a young soldier lived in fear that
when his time in battle came,
he would be a coward. In the
end he found an inner strength
he did not know he possessed.
Our own growth should not
be our only concern. Paul also
told Timothy that he had a
responsibility to teach other
people all that he had learned
about Christ. Once they had
been taught, then they were to
be instructed pass their own
lessons on to others.
God intends that every
Christian grow. He challenges
each of us to become spiritually
mature and able to face the
problems of daily living with
grace.


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Spiritual


Growth

By Paul F.
Joyner, Ph.D


CALHOUN COUNTY
Dec. 5: Lawrence Taylor, disorderly intoxication
Dec. 6: Matthew Revell, sentenced from court; Buel Dwayne Smiley, lewd and
lascivious exhibition
Dec. 7: Bryan Keith McGileon, leaving the scene of an accident, unregistered
vehicle
Dec. 9: Andre William Johnson, VOP; Ricky Radole Battles, VOP
Dec. 10: Allana Carroll, VOP
Dec. 11: Cassandra Michelle Jones, VOP; John Paul Yon, VOP; Hershel
Crocker, grand theft, battery,; Richard Delay, domestic battery; Joe E. Kirkland,
VOCP
Dec. 12: Thomas Dorin Reddick, Vol. DL restriction; Jessica McCutcheon,
grand theft; Alex Corral, no valid DL, hold for Marion Co.; Angela Tindall, VOCC;
Sabrina Cooper, child neglect
LIBERTY COUNTY
Dec. 8: Mark Ludke, Jr., state VOP
Dec. 9: Cristina Keith, VOP
Dec. 10: Randy Grimes, holding for Wakulla; Allana Carroll, holding for CCSO;
Byron Langdon, aggravated battery with great bodily harm
Dec. 12: Jeania Louise Oliver, aggravated battery with deadly weapon (domes-
tic); Angela Kay Tindel, holding for CCSO
The above IndMduals wore booked Into the Calhoun or Liberty County Jail
over the past week. Although they have been charged with a crime, they are
considered Innocent until proven guilty.


BITHAYS








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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TH
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 08-79CA
MOSES MEDINA, JR.
AND HECTOR E. VAZQUEZ,
Plaintiffs,
-vs-
PHILLER LEE JOHNSON, CHARITY VERNELL
JOHNSON
AND IF EITHER IS DEAD, THEIR RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, JUDGMENT CREDITORS, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST HER;'THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AND JUDG-
MENT CREDITORS OF DEFENDANTS,
DECEASED, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTS; AND ALL UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS IF ALIVE, AND IF DEAD
OR NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
THEIR SEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS; DEVISEES,
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OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, OR UNDER THOSE UNKNOWN
NATURAL PERSONS; AND THE SEVERAL
AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN ASSIGNS,
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ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST ANY COR-
PORATION OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY
NAMED AS A DEFENDANT; AND ALL
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10 I-'1111.1 EL I LE JOHNSON, CIIAHRIY VIE-
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whoso hsKeIdinte li unknown it hte/shl/they be liv-
Ing; and it he/she/lhey be dead, the unknown
Defendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lionors, creditors,
trustees and all parties claiming an interest by,
through, or under oi against the Defendants, who
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ties having or claiming to have any light, title, or
interest in the property described below,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet
title, has been filed against you regarding the
property located in Calhoun County, and moiie
fully described as follows'
Tract 6, Block "D"Tallahassee 2 1/2 Acre Estates
according to the Official Plat thereof filed for
record on the 12111th day of October 1961 and
recorded in Plat Book No. 1, on Page 55, in the
deed records of Calhoun County, Florida
You are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to this action on Mel Magidson,
Jr., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is RO. Box
340, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457, on or before


DecerlIb r 29, 2008, and file Illithe liilli i willth]
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attorney or inilleidiatoly Iheliritloi, olfhowist,
default will be ontlorud agajini;t you lIor thUI iollof
doinialdod in Ihe position
DATED this 21st day of Noviombi, 20011
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Novembul 26; December 3, 10, 17, 2008

Legal Notice
BID NOTICE
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc
will be accepting sealed bids on the following sur-
plus vehicles available to the public:
#10 One (1) 2002 Chevrolet Modified Van with
three (3) wheelchair securement spaces, plus 8
additional seats, lift equipped.
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Cost New $45,500.00
Mileage: 90,873, Good Condition


#/23 One (I) 1999 Choviolot Mini-Van
Miniiumn Bid' $1,500.00
Milonue I101,359, Excellent Condition Used as
a stielcher vehicle. Seating for 7.
#/I8 One (1) 2002 Ford Modified Van with two
(2) whoolchair secuiement spaces plus two (2)
additional slots, lilt equipped
Minimum Bid. $2,000.00
Mileage: 84,614, Excellent Condition
#25 One (1) 2003 12-Passengert
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Mileage: 123,326, Excellent Condition
#/26 One (1) 2003 12-Passenger Van
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Mileage' 101,664, Excellent Condition
Because of budget cuts the Transit Department is
forced to down-size its fleet. These vehicles are
all maintained by a professional shop, overseen
by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Vehicles may be seen at the Calhoun County
Transit Facility at 16859 NE Cayson Street,
Blountstown, between the hours of 8:00 AM CT -
4.00 PM CT, Monday-Friday.
Place bids in a sealed envelope marked
"SEALED BID" and mark vehicle number on the
outside of envelope bid. Bids will be opened at
the Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday,
February 17, 2009 at 8:00 AM. Calhoun County
Senior Citizens reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.

Legal Notice
PUBUC AUCTION
Pauls Wrecker Service will hold a public auc-
tion on December 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (C.T).
Year 2003 Chevy Impala
VIn# 2G1WF52EX39437277
White In Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker Service,
19844 S W. South Street, Suite A, Blountstown,
Florida
Pauls Wrecker Service reserves the right to
reject any and all bids PH: 850-674-TOWS
(8697)


Cookout Friday to



help Hunter Jenks


Please enjoy a delicious,
slow cooked, chicken lunch this
Friday, December 19, to help
benefit 9th grader Hunter
Jenks.
As you may have heard his
Papa, recently and unexpected-
ly, passed the day before
Hunter was to undergo medical
tests at Shands Hospital in
Gainesville. Hunter has suf-
fered from severe undiagnosed
joint pain and now, because of'
the stress the entire family has
experienced, he was diagnosed
with a painful case of shingles.
The monthly costs for medica-
tion and physical therapy are
beyond what this family can
afford. Additionally, Hunter
and his family will be returning
to Shands for further testing in
the near future.
To help them meet these
extra costs, friends and family
are organizing this BBQ fund
raiser. The hearty lunch plates
will be sold at the corner of SR
20 and 71, December 19th
from 10:30 until all plates are
gone. We will also pre-sell as
many plates as possible. Please,
call Judy at 674-2360 if you
have any questions.


I nanr you ror your generos-
ity during this holiday time of
year!


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Iho Counly Rtecord, 1FCEMBER 17, 2008, Page 13


Calhoun County Tobacco



Prevention meeting held


The Calhoun County
Tobacco Prevention
Partnership held its monthly
meeting on December 8th at
the Civic Center. The
Partnership supports the
'Florida Department of Health's
mission to reduce tobacco use in
the state. This month's guest
speaker was Mrs. Peggy
Caldwell from the Bay County
Health Department. Mrs.
Caldwell has been in tobacco
prevention for six years as the
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
for the Bay County Health
Department. Bay County has
13 Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) programs in
their middle and high schools
with 632 members.
"I was thrilled when Mrs.
Caldwell accepted my invita-
tion to speak at our meeting.
She's so knowledgeable about
SWAT and its mission. Her
county kept SWAT going even
when state funding wasn't
there," stated Pamela
McDaniel.
Caldwell spoke to the part-
nership about an activity Bay
County SWAT youth created
for the Great American
Smokeout, called "Red Wagon
Activist". The purpose is to
educate others about the 4,000
toxic ingredients in second-
hand smoke. SWAT used a lit-
tle red wagon filled with various
materials representing toxic
ingredients 'in cigarettes.
Included was a hammer repre-
senting chromium used to make
steel, a can of bug spray which
contains arsenic, a poison used
in pesticides, paint cans
reminding us that lead was used
in paint, and batteries that con-


Pictured is Peggy Caldwell and
Bridgette Howland.

tain cadmium. These are just
some of the toxic substances in
cigarettes that can cause cancer,
damage to the lungs, brain and
kidneys, and even death.
McDaniel stated she would like
for Calhoun County SWAT
teams to utilize this activity in
the near future.
As the Tobacco Industry
continues to market its addic-
tive, deadly products, it is esti-
mated that 88 Floridians die
every day from a tobacco-relat-
ed cause. Three SWAT teams
in Calhoun County are working
to change these statistics by
educating their peers and citi-
zens about the manipulative
tactics of the industry, and the
ill effects of tobacco use.


Calhoun County SWAT member,


The Calhoun County
Partnership meets regularly on
the first Thursday of every
month at 3:30 p.m. in the din-
ing hall at Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital. Everyone is invited to
attend. Another meeting is
planned this month on
Thursday, Dec. 18, at 3:30 p.m.
in the dining room at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital.

For more information about
the Calhoun County Tobacco
Free Partnership or Calhoun
County SWAT, or to donate a
new or used wagon, please con-
tact Pamela McDaniel,
Calhoun County Tobacco
Prevention Specialist at 850-
674-5645, ext 236.


Nettle Ridge VFD hosts



free community breakfast

Tis the season for giving
and the Nettle Ridge Volunteer
Fire Department got everyone
into the Christmas spirit when
they hosted a free breakfast
Saturday morning.
Community members gath-
ered at the firehouse bright
and early for pancakes and
sausage hot off the griddle:
and enjoyed visiting with
neighbors while they dined.
Takeout plates were also
offered.
Thanks to all the chefs and
volunteers for their hard work
and generosity!


Woman's Club celebrates



season with arts & crafts


BY AILEEN McQUAGGE

'An "Arts and Crafts
FeSival" was the highlight of
the. Blountstown Woman's
Club's "brown bag" lunch at
the W.T. Neal Civic Center
Thursday, December 13, 2008,
with Pres. Jessie Mae Price
presiding.
Five member Peck
Eldridge, Cathy Hagan, Karen
MacClendon, Clara McCroan,
and Jessie Mae Price won
Blue Ribbons for their entries.
Six members received Red
Ribbons, and four earned White
Ribbons. All the entries were
clever, original, and attractive
and were beautifully displayed.
Peck and Jessie Mae


How Your Team Members
See Themselves
Even though owning stocks
in companies doesn't seem to
be a great investment today,
over the years, investing in
business ownership through
stock purchase has been one
the best rates of return ever.
Getting your team to have
this same sense of "it's their
business too" ownership is also
a huge plus in creating a suc-
cessful business.
When your team members
have the mentality that they
are the CEO of the business,
everything they do thereafter
will take on a greater sense of
urgency, a greater sense of cre-
ating customer loyalty, a
greater sense of watching
expenses and a greater sense in
growing the business.
'But Joey, how do I create
this culture?' There are sever-
al things you can immediately
implement to accomplish this:
1). Give your team members
more responsibility (don't con-
fuse responsibility with work-
load).
2). Ask your team members
to take turns leading a company
meeting. Give them a topic to
lead and provide support, but
don't do it for them.
3). Reward success. Make it
a big deal when someone takes
on a leadership role. Create
awards around "over &
beyond" accomplishments; and
be creative about it, money isn't
always the answer.
4). Hire all future employees
based on criteria that equips


arranged the arts and craft
items prior to the judging. Also,
they were responsible for the
lovely Christmas decorations.
For Devotions, Dot Ayers
read Henry Van Dykes,
"Shoppers List for Christmas":
Cooperation, Enthusiasm,
Inspiration, Compromise, Tact,
Understanding, Do-It-Yourself
Projects, Humility, Common
Sense, and Love. She closed
with a prayer and the blessing.
Following the Pledge of
Allegiance, members dug into
their "brown bag" lunches and
then dessert.
Hostesses Peck Eldridge and
Jessie Mae Price were responsi-
ble for the beautiful seasonal
decorations. They also provid-


them for success, not because
they have a pulse.
5). One of the most powerful
methods: If you really want to
create a culture of "each person
is an owner", provide a year-,
end bonus opportunity based on
percentage of net profits.
Long-term, work one-on-one
with each member of your team
in helping them grow personal-
ly. If you have dreams for them
in a larger role within your com-
pany, share this with them and
then design the path to accom-
plish this.
When your team cares for
the company as much as you
do, you'll note a remarkable
change for your business.
Improved profits, high moral,
more loyal customers are just a
few of the positive changes
you'll see. Who wouldn't want
to work with you, or do business
with you if you have this atmos-
phere about your business?
If you're serious about pro-
viding world-class customer
service and over delivering on
value, start with yourself &
your team and make sure
everyone is creating customer
loyalty and watch your business
grow!
Until next time, remember:
"Your Success Is My
Business!" '"
Joey Peacock is Team
Coach, Motivator & Problem
Solver as the National
Business Sales Director -
Telecom Group for FairPoint
Communications. Visit him at
joeypeacock.com or contact
him at.joey((ijoeypeacock.corn


ed the drinks and delicious
desserts.
The drawing for the Quilt
Decoration fundraiser was held.
Dot Avers won!
Karen MacClendon won the
Door Prize an old-fashioned
crocheted doily (ecru with a
bouquet of pale pink roses in
the center).
Before closing Jessie Mae
presented a sparkling ornament
to each of the six members who
had joined the Club this year.
Very thoughtful Jessie Mae.
The meeting was a fun
event. We'll see you next
month.
Merry Christmas!


Wildcats
of 13).
Jake Edenfield and Steven
Vassallo were the co-leading
scorers for the Wildcats with 8
points apiece. Edenfield had 3
rebounds and an assist.
*Vassallo pulled down 2
rebounds. Caleb Willis came
away with 5 points, snagged 5
rebounds, and an assist. Ethan
Byler rounded out the scoring
with a field goal along with, 3
rebounds, 3 steals, and he
blocked a shot attempt.
After the Christmas holidays
the Wildcats will be back in
action in 2009. On January 2
the boys' teams will travel to
Wewa. The Bozeman Bucks
come calling on Altha on
January 6. All the junior varsi-
ty boys games will begin at 6
pm followed by the varsity
boys games at 7:30 pm. The
varsity girls will resume action
with two home games. On
January 5 Franklin County
comes to The Den for a 5 pm
contest and January 6 the Lady
Wildcats will host the Lady
Bucks of Bozeman in a 4:30 pm
tilt.
MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND GO WILDCATS!!!














Got
News?-


Redneck parade collects toys


for Sheriff's Christmas drive
The Scotts Ferry community came alive Saturday evening with the first annual Redneck Christmas
Parade. This event was the idea of Robert and Diane Long who organized the parade and hosted an
after party at their home on the Chipola River. Parade entries ranged from wheel barrows to the redneck
ResQ truck. Participants contributed new toys to be donated to the Sheriff's Office Christmas for the
Children event that was held Tuesday night (highlights in next week's edition). Above, Diane Long pres-
ents over 50 toys to Sheriff David Tatum that will go to local children who might not otherwise receive
any gifts.


Interested in providing a forever home
to a foster child? Call the Anchorage
Children's Home at 850/921-9139
for adoption information.


CaCI


donates


gifts to


41 foster


children
Forty one foster children in
our area will have a very merry
Christmas thanks to the generosi-
ty of the employees at Calhoun
Correctional Institution.
CaCI, along with members of
the Florida Council on Crime'and
Delinquency (FCCD) Chapter 36
and staff of the finance and
accounting office at the DOC
Region 1 office, recently collected
gifts for these children in need.
At left, Ofc. Ricky Dew, FCCD
Secretary Tracy Carman, and CaCI
Asst. Warden/FCCD President
Richard Biss present the gifts to
Pat Phillips and Jesse Ottesen
(far right) of the Big Bend
Community Based Care
Office/Anchorage Children's
Home.


YOUR SUCCESS IS MY BUSINESS

by
ines Joey
itrn Pe cock
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The County Record, DECEMBER 17, 2008, Page 14


Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net


BOAT & MOTOR
Older 14 ft. fishing boat by Gulf
Fiberglass. Very wide for comfort-
able fishing with older 20HP
Johnson. Bring your trailer and you
are ready to fish. $350. Call 762-
2705.

FOR RENT
Small 3 bedroom, 2 bath house
with CHA, good neighborhood, no


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To apply please visit the People First
website:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/
logon.htm
This is the site for those seeking a career
in Public Service in Florida State
Government.
For questions you may contact:
Tina Tharpe, CPM, AAII
Liberty County Health
Department
(850) 643-2415 ext. 240
Closing Date: 12/29/08


674-5921 or 447-3331.
Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom on
John F. Bailey Road, SR 20 W,
Blountstown. $85 to $145 weekly.
Deposit required. All utilities includ-
ed. NO PETS. Also RV for rent.
Call 674-7616.
2 bedroom mobile home, nice loca-
tion near school. in Bristol. Call 674-
8317 or 643-7569.
2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for
rent, located six miles north of
Blountstown on Hwy. 69 north.
Water, sewer, and grass mowing pro-
vided. Deposit required. No pets.
Call 643-8934.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.
2 & 3 bedroom mobile homes in
Altha, very nice. Call 762-9555 or
762-8597.


CHIPOLA COLLEGE is recruiting Adjunct
Instructors in the following disciplines:


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ENGLISH
GEOGRAPHY
HUMANITIES
MATHEMATICS


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POLITICAL SCIENCE
READING
SOCIAL WORK


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techigg discipline or a Master's degree with at least 18
.duite semester' hours in the teaching ,ditqipline
required. Degrees) must be from a'regionally accredited
college and/or university.

Interested applicants should contact Chipola College
Human Resources or visit http://www.chipola.edu
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Dec. 10, 17, 2008
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Calhoun County School Board

JOB OPPORTUNITY

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

CUSTODIAN

*Terms of Employment: 10 months/40.0 hours per week
Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary Schedule
and experience
*Applicant Qualifications: Possess the necessary skills and
training to do general custodian duties and light maintenance
*Applications are available at htt://www.calhounflschools.org/.
Apply online by December 19, 12:00 A.M. at http://
www.calhounflschools.org/.
A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is available
at Altha Public School.
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mr.
Tommy McClellan, Superintendent, or Mr. Ronnie Hand,
Principal.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.
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located in Blountstown near stores,
school, and bus stops. Children and
pets OK. Call 674-3264.

FOR SALE
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage
Softail Deluxe, 13,020 miles, recent
service, highway bars & pegs, wind-
shield, street handlebar, deluxe pas-
senger seat and backrest, 2-tone
paint, lots of extra accessories,
excellent condition, $14,500. Call
850-447-0682 or 674-2637.
Tractor and farm equipment for sale
in Clarksville, call 643-7593 for infor-
mation.
Pool table, 7' x 3'5". Two cue sticks,
billiard balls, and plastic triangle.
$250 OBO. Call 674-1277.
Women's bike, brand new with tags
still on,,pit $100, .i" LsellJ r $60
NevePrdf't Call __ijJ O-. -'
Baby Looney Tune crib set with
mobile, infant and toddler car set,
toys; boys 6 & 12 month old clothes;
girls 3T & 4T clothes; bunk beds.
Call for prices and more information
at 674-3854 after 3:00 p.m.
Century stroller set includes
stroller with matching infant car seat
and stationary base for car. Navy
blue with teddy bears with red dots.
Also, infant bathtub designed for
safety... never used. Call 674-5257.
Happy Jack Liquivicn: Recognized
safe & effective against hook &
roundworms by US Center for
Veterinary Medicine. ALTHA FARM-
ERS COOP (762-8749). www.hap-
pyjackinc.com.

FREE PETS
Two free roosters about 4 months
old. Call Polly at 762-2433. You pick
up and they are yours.
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Dry-Tech
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Liberty National Life Insurance
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$100,000+ Earning Potential,
Benefits, Pension, 401(k), BCBS
Insurance. Call 1-800-257-5500.

HOUSE FOR SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath home for sale
on 10 acres in Clarksville. It has a
Franklin wood burning stove,
heat/air, water purification system,
large pantry room, large screened
porch across length of house. Lots
of storage area. Big barn, variety of
fruit trees. Call 643-7593 or 643-
7955 for information/appointment.

LIVESTOCK
To a loving home only Young male
quarter horse. He is not broke, but
real gentle. We raised from a baby-
we have too many $100. Call 762-
2705.
3 year old registered gelding, broke
and ready to ride. $1200 0BO. Call
643-1581 or 674-8681.

RENT TOWN
3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide, 3
miles north on Hwy 71, Blountstown.
$42,500 or $1,000 deposit, $600
month. Rent to own option with 10%
down, $650 month. Call 762-8185.

REAL ESTATE
3 bedroom, 2 bath home for sale
on 10 acres in Clarksville. It has a
Franklin wood burning stove,
heat/air, water purification system,
large pantry room, large screened
porch across length of house. Lots
of storage area. Big barn, variety of
fruit trees. Call 643-7593 or 643-
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College Education. Computer &
Typewriter use for Resumes,
Forms, Applications, typing in
General, & More. 850-674-4290


YARD SALE
Yard sale Saturday, 8:00 until 12
noon, 20130 NE Wade Ave.,
Blountstown across from Big Bend.
Women's clothes, size 8-12, boys
toddler clothes, assorted household
items, baby walker, Graco Pack N
Play, baby bathtub, Call 674-9675
for info.
Yard sale Dec. 19 & 20, from 8 until
12 Noon at 20496 Bridges St.,


1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance
button Creek Apartment
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
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Equal Housing Opportunity


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-All aboard! A spectacular ride on


'the "Winter Wonderland Express"

The Christmas train at
Veterans Memorial Park in
IBristol offered fun-filled
rides the past two week-
ends. Kids of all ages
I!enjoyed traveling through
the tunnel of lights and
-seeing a live nativity,
Victorian skating, carolers
singing, and all the activity
oat Santa's workshop.
I Thanks to all the volun-
u teers who put on this
S spectacular Christmas
,IbI event.


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Blounlstown Main
Street has a unique
gift idea that is sure
to bring a smile to
the faces of everyone
on your Christmas
liSt
The famous
Calhoun County
Calendar Girls are
featured on a new
calendar designed
by renowned docu-
mentary filmmaker
and photographer,
Elam Stoltzfus. of
Blounlstown These
ladies include (pic-
lured from left)
Christine Atkins
Pfeiffer. Pal Smith
Bowden Imogene
Price Watlerson
Mary Lou Adams
Guenther Cloire
Armstrong Sickel
Mary Alice Leonard
Minnick and Julie
Leonard Smith.
Calendars are
available at
Diamond Corner,
Merle Norman, The
County Record, and
from any of the cal-
endar girls for just
S10 each


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Limited edition courthouse

ornaments are on sale now


The Chamber of Commerce
is selling the first in a series of
Christmas ornaments that will
feature landmarks in Calhoun
County. The ceramic keepsake
ornament shows an artist's ren-
dition of the Historic Calhoun
,County Courthouse. This will
be the official ornament of
*2008, with future ornaments to
feature the M & B Train Depot,
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement, Altha School, and
the old Blountstown High
School.
Get your ornament today! If
several folks at your business
want to purchase, we're happy
to deliver them to you. They
make wonderful gifts for those
who live away, but would treas-
ure a reminder of home during
the holidays. They're also great
teachers' gifts, a nice keepsake
for employees, or a lovely gift to
new customers! The orna-
ments are available for sale at
the Chamber office, or you can
buy online. Ornaments are $15
each. Call the office at 850-
674-4519, email at

Library to close

Dec. 24-Jan. 2
The Blountstown Public
Library will be' closed from
December 24, 2008, through
January 2, 2009, for Christmas,
New Year's and building main-
tenance.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Call 674-5041


chamber@calhounco.org,
shop online


www.calhounco.org.

Greater United

Church revival
.Depressed? Lost for Words?
Sick and tired of the direction A48
life is taking you? Low in 8
Spirit? Need to be encour-
aged? Broken? Thirsty?
The Greater United Church
of Christ Written in Heaven 72
located at 2079 Road in the
Jerusalem Community of an
Marianna, is humbled to
announce the 2008 winter
revival to convene on
Thursday, December 18th and I
19th, at 7:00, nightly. Pastor
James Bighem is honored to
announce this year's revivalist,
Elder Gladys Madry of
Chattahoochee.
Come one, come and drink
of the water that Jesus is dis-
pensing from His belly. This is
your time to be set free. For 'i
more information, feel free to
contact Elder Adrian D. Abner .'
at 850-272-2338. '


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50% off face plates
15% off car/home chargers
$99.00 Curve after mall in rebate on new activation or upgrade
FREE Scoop after mail in rebate on new activation or upgrade
Sale good through Dec. 24th at 2:00 pm



Calhoun Liberty Employees
Credit Union
17394 NW Charlie Johns St.
Blountstown, FL 32424
850474-4527 www.clocu.org
Busines Hours (Central Time)
Monday Thursday 8:30AM Open 4:00PM Close
Friday 8:30AM Open 5;00PM Lobby Closed
5:30PM Drive-Thru Closed


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Appliances
Tools
Case Knives


Paint
Floor Covering


Lumber
Building Materials


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Family owned and operated Proudly serving Calhoun County for over 60 years.


In these times of economic struggle it is more important than ever that we work together to build
and support our local business community. Why shop out of town when we have so much to offer
right here? By doing business locally, you support our local economy and do your part to
improve the place we call home.

Every little bit helps!

We encourage you to continue to support our community through "community commerce"
this holiday season.
We are much stronger together than alone.
Together we can keep our local economy strong and our community vibrant.
Support our local businesses, and lets make it through these tough times together.

Happy Holidays from the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce!


Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce


www.calhounco.ora 850-674-4519


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