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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008 101st Year, No. 36 N BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 0 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


GOOD CAUSE


Relay for


Life kicks


off Friday


at park
It is time to RELAY! The
18-hour Calhoun-Liberty
Relay for Life Event will be
held at Sam Atkins Park and
begins on Friday, May 9th at 5
p.m. CT and will continue
through until noon on
Saturday. This event is the
culmination of a busy year and
will provide the community
with a chance to come together
to honor those who have won
the battle over cancer and to
remember those who are no
longer with us.
Opening Ceremonies are at
6 p.m. (CT) on Friday evening.
Cancer Survivors will be hon-
ored with a Survivor Lap fol-
lowed by a reception and din-
ner. This dinner is complimen-
tary for Survivors and a guest.
Please call Jolene Bryant toll
free at 866-785-9205 'to pre-
register or come out and regis-
ter at the Event. Also featured
during Opening Ceremonies
will be an address from
Honorary Event Chair, State
Representative Marti Coley
See RELAY, page 13

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Fountain woman alleges she



had affair with deputy on duty


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Fountain woman has stepped forward alleging
she had an affair with a Calhoun County Sheriff's
Deputy while he was on duty last fall.
According to Sheriff David Tatum, the complaint
first arose in February when Trey Yon, the husband
of Laura Nicole "Nikki" Yon, advised his wife had
an affair with Dep. Bliss Moreau between October
and December 2007 while they were separated.
Sheriff Tatum said Trey offered seven witnesses
who could back up the story. "All of these witness-
es he provided to us were placed under oath and
stated they didn't know what he was talking about,"
Sheriff Tatum tells The County Record. "He elud-
ed he had some DNA in some panties, but said he
sent them to FDLE and they were going to get the
DNA off them and prove who it was. He eluded he
had phone records, but wouldn't provide those." At F
that time, Nikki Yon swore under oath the affair
never happened and the case was dropped.
Now reconciled, the Yons went to FDLE Friday 7
and Nikki provided another, sworn statement which V
Sheriff Tatum had not received at press time. She
appeared on WJHG Channel 7 Monday and open- BY
ly discussed the alleged affair, this time saying it did Ne'
occur during late night encounters while Dep.
Moreau was on duty. Sheriff Tatum says Dep.
Moreau denies the affair. in
The case has been re-opened. He noted that ch
Nikki Yon could face felony perjury charges since
she gave contradicting sworn statements. He is re- St
interviewing the other witnesses. One has already pr
spoken to the sheriff and said he told the truth the all
first time and had nothing else to say. en



LOCAL PROJECTS

Calhoun County
Colhoun-Liberty Hospital................... .$692,2
Altha Sewer System........... ... .........$350,0
Sam Atkins Park Phase IIIl..... ...$135,1
Sam Atkins Park Phase IV... ............$135,1
Blountstown Trail Improvements. ...... $135,i1
Altha Park Improvements Phase Ill.. ...$135,1


Liberty County
Hosford Elem School........ ..........$14.946.,9
Liberty Cl 432 Bed Work Camp... $9,820,0
Hosfordffelogia Sports Complex .........S135,1


The Fire Marshal's Office is
inveshgag a fire atof the former
residence of'Lisa Vaughn. the
woman who videotaped former
jailer Billy Sthown in a swx scan-
dal case. The blaze occurred -
Weanesday night at the Willow
Bend Road home in Mossy
the home nts owned by Mart
Solano who had evicted Vaughn
nd her husband recently. houn was
Svacanl sthe lime of the fire and
"did nou hcve power


rDLE searches Strawn's

ehicle, asking questions
KELL BY KELLI PEACOCK
Ews Editor
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is working with authorities
the case involving former Calhoun County jailer Billy Strawn who was
arged last week r with bribery and solicitation of prostitution.
"Our crime scene Florinvestigators have searched and are processing
srawn's vehicle," says FDLE spokesperson Mike Morrison. "We are in the
ocess of gathering evidence major potential charge e hais year is interviewed
eged victims and other witnesses. This case is not representative of law
enforcement as a whole."


IN THE MONEY

StI 99 running," says Senator Al Lawson.ked

Local projects are listedoun andt left.berty
)00
99 By KELLI PEACOCK
99
99. The 2008 Legislative Session was a good one for Calhoun
and Liberty counties with nine projects totalling over $26 mil-
99 lion earmarked for funding, pending final approval by Governor
"The Florida House has approved a budget that stretches
Floridians' tax dollars and maximizes the return Floridians will
see from their hard-earned dollars," said Representative Marti
)48 Coley.
. 00 "One of the major disappointments I have this year is the fact
that there will be no pay raises for state workers for two years
199 running," says Senator Al Lawson.
Local projects are listed at left.


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ARSON CASE


Man jailed

for arson,

confesses

to burning

down home
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A heavily intoxicated man
landed behind bars Wednesday
after reportedly confessing to
setting fire to the Clarksville
home of a
single father
with five chil-
dren.
"Bill" Stone,
Jr. has been
charged with
arson.
According
to the
C a 1 h o u n DOWLING "BILL"
C o u n t y STONE, JR.
Sheriff'' s
Office, homeowner Craig
Baldwin, 47, advised he and
his children had left their resi-
dence on Newsome Road for
about an hour and Stone was
in the home while they were
away. When they returned, the
house was completely engulfed
in flames.
Before Baldwin's return,
Stote reportedly knocked on
neighbor Charles Morris' door
and allegedly told him he had
burned,'the house down across
the street. Morris, who is a
deputy with the Jackson
County Sheriff's Department,
advised him of his rights and
held him until Calhoun County
authorities arrived.
Baldwin, whose wife passed
away two years ago, lost his
family's home and all their
belongings in the fire.
Stone was released from jail
after posting a $2500 bond.

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Weed's garden, -The- '. '.!
Blountslown resident -:
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of her amaryllis.


Saturday was all about celebrating at the dedication of the restored M & B Railroad Depot on North Pear
Street in Blountstown. Festivities featured a 'Dash to the Depot', arts and crafts on the trail, delicious
food, live entertainment and strolling characters as shown above. For more highlights, turn to page 2.


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Dear Editor,
It's better to light a candle
than to curse the darkness.
I have a few questions.
1. Where are the bouquets
from the Administration o f Mr.
McClellan or did the odor of
those four years cause the
wheels of progress to succumb
to lethargic stupor? I got many
brickbats but we paid for the
fragrance of flowers of success;
where is it?
2. Was it ads of competition
or the nonchalance at the top
causing your downfall? Maybe
the voters fear more of the
same. The first morsel was bit-
ter.
3. Philosophically we are
told "know Thyself" yes what
bit me yesterday should not be
allowed a second chance. We
are told to control thyself. Look
well "What do I have to offer
now, since I gave zeroes before,
be in control of thyself. Yes I
am a sports fan, but spectators
don't make a score and since
the rules for games don't apply
their criticisms don't do anyone
good.
4. Gazing over the shoulder
of checker players shows exact-
ly what next move is; but the
observer won't see, until he
takes a seat down in front and
- makes the wrong move.
5. Death and taxes are the
haunts of the living, but taxes
are among the smallest expen-
ditures in our family's budget.
once a year heavily paid; then
only dribbles from then on.
There are certain taxes so
small, but the return is huge.
Magnificent buildings are erect-
ed; empires are established;


businesses are established;
counties are maintained; gov-
ernments are formulated. And
many of the above are main-
tained much cheaper than a
flush style enjoyed by many.
Yes, I am for consolidation.
Let's begin by saying no one
has a crystal ball to peek into
the future; tis said promises
made today are limited on pre-
dicting the future. Those who
have been there should reveal
the accomplishments of their
administration before placing
blame on someone else.
Maybe distaste for the past
caused the voters to shun any
future experiences. We had tax
action, where is it? The present
administration has basked in
the sanction of the accreditation
committee. After careful
scrutiny of our school system,
we are sailing toward complete
approval for the whole county.
Complete approval has worked
wonders for neighboring county
and another neighbor is fusing
three schools for the construc-
tion of a forty one million dollar
school center, which one can we
afford?
My genuine love for all of
the children warrants my favor
for consolidation. No you can't
make them drink but you can
create in them a thirst for
knowledge. The curve is being
raised and our children must go
over; or under, there is no way
around. If this administration
doesn't get the second chance to
continue what it started, no one
knows enough about it's goals to
do so, thus the good-will won't
See LETTER, page 10


CALHOUN COUNTY
Apr. 28: Melvin Martin, violation of suspended sentence;
Victor Stoe II, aggravated assault
Apr. 30: Willie Timmons, sentenced to DOC from court; Tory
Stone, sentenced to DOC from court; James Shank, VOP;
Dowling Stone, arson
May 1: Wayne Cosney, DUI; Nigaana Broadnax, obstruction
by disguise
May 2: Mathew Rogers, DWLSR with knowledge; Katherine
Hathaway, VOP; Harvey Moore, VOP
May 3: Heather McClellan, grand theft; Theresa Maclean
Swain, DWLSR; Angela Mickel, disorderly intoxication,
resisting arrest without battery on medical., provider, battery
on law enforcement officer, escape while in transport, resist-
ing arrest without violence
May 4: Timothy Everett, VOCP; Elaine Lindsey, DWLSR with
knowledge; Eliazar Nunez, DWLSR with knowledge
May 5: Charles Barbee, V,OSP

LIBERTY COUNTY
Apr. 28: James Berton Wilson, sale of controlled sub-
stance/marijuana, possession of controlled substance with
intent to sell
Apr. 30: Sammy Paul Randy Helton, possession less than
20 grams marijuana, drug paraphernalia
May 1: Mark Frazier, possession more than 20 grams mar-
ijuana, cocaine
May 2: Nigna P. Broadmax, hold for CCSO; Dennis Travis
Smith, hold for DOC
May 3: Heather McClellan Jones, hold for Calhoun; Teresa
Maclean Swain, hold for CCSO; Angela Mickel, hold for
CCSO; Stewart Simpson, serving weekends
May 4: Daniel Trevor Nelson, holding for court; Elaine
Lindsey, holding for CCSO; Barrie Edward Miller, DUI refusal

The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or Libertly
County Jail over the past week. Although they have been charged
with a crime, they are considered Innocent until proven guilty.






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The County Record, MAY 7, 2008, Page 3


Dr. Virginia Baker of Blountstown


Chipola biology professor


working on malaria vaccine


Calhoun Co. Calendar Girls
Look out world...here come the Calhoun County Calendar Girls! This group of ladies, all natives
of our community, will be taking it all (well, some of it) off for a calendar to benefit Blountstown
Main Street. They will be posing for photographer Elam Stoltzfus at various sites around the coun-
ty. Watch for the calendar's debut at Goat Day, complete with an autograph session by the mod-
els. Pictured above are the stars of the upcoming calendar (from left) Mary Alice Leonard Minnick
of Blountstown, Christine Anne Atkins Pfeiffer of Pensacola, Mary Lou Adams Gunther of St.
Petersburg, Claire Armstrong Sickle of Bonita Springs, Pat Smith Bowden of Altha, Julie Leonard


Smith of Blountstown, and Patricia Finlay Parham of
Watterson of Blountstown.


Miami. Not pictured is Imogene Price


Luncheon

for RSVP


on Friday

The Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Should like to announce their
annual volunteer appreciation
lunch to recognize the contribu-
tions of the well-deserving vol-
unteers who give their time.
All those who are signed up,
and have turned in hours with
RSVP are invited to join us for
lunch at Parramore's Too
Restaurant, on Friday, May 9,
from 11:00 1:00. Please con-
tact Maranda to make a reser-
vation, 674-2777.

"May Day


Festival"

is May 24
The Prayer Chainers
Mission of God, Inc.'s 17th
Annual May Day Fest will be
held Saturday, May 24, from
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the
Mayhaw School.
Come enjoy activities such
as tug of war, apple bobbing, a
cake walk, sack race and good
old fashioned gospel singing. A
basketball tournament will be
held from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00
p.m. Vendors are also welcome!
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College biology professor Dr.
Virginia Baker is working with
colleagues at Florida State
University and the World
Health Mission to unravel the
mysteries hidden in the poor
efficacy of the malaria vaccine.
Dr. Baker says, "In the field
of malaria research, we are fre-.
quently confronted with the
hopeful perspective that a
malaria vaccine is eminent.
Unfortunately, the development
of such a vaccine has remained
elusive, with factors of unknown
origin undermining its success."
Attempts to explain the inef-
fective immune response have
been sought by Dr. Virginia
Baker of Chipola College, and
colleagues at FSU and World
Health Mission. While working
in Nigeria, Dr. Baker uncov-
ered an unexpected autoim-
mune phenomenon found in
children under the age of six.
The impact of this find may lie
in a novel discovery of an innate
immune response never before
identified in association with
malaria. This autoimmune
activity against double-stranded
DNA may negate effective
delivery of the vaccine-which
in many cases is based on a
DNA adjuvant to mount an
effective immune response.
After describing the discov-
ery to researchers at Centers
for Disease Control (CDC) in
July, 2007, Dr. Baker was invit-
ed to speak at The American
Society of Tropical Medicine &
Hygiene Meeting in
Philadelphia, November 3-8,
2007. In heated debates, the
data was critiqued by
researchers involved in the Bill
Gates vaccination initiative and


Dr. Virginia Baker of
Blountstown, pictured at right
and above with her biology stu-
dents at Chipola College, has
been working diligently to devel-
op a vaccine for malaria.

by international malaria
research team members.
Cytokine-Associated
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps
in Plasmodium Falciparum
Infected Children under the
Age of Six, the title of the man-
uscript describing the novel
immune response, was submit-
ted by Dr. Baker and colleagues
to the MALARIA JOURNAL,
where it has recently been
accepted for publication by peer
review. The manuscript has
claimed international attention
and press as the long sought-
after explanation for malaria
vaccination failure. Invitations
for Dr. Baker to speak about


the research are as far-reaching
as Guangzhou, China.
Dr. Baker acknowledges
support by Chipola College to
attend the international meet-
ing in Philadelphia, as well as
support to build a laboratory
setting in which to engage stu-
dents in the pursuit of research
venues.


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Vision 2011 series underway


The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce is hosting a strate-
gic planning series this month
that began on Thursday. The free
sessions, which include lunch,
continue on Thursday May 8 and
15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in
the Heritage Room at. the
Calhoun County Public Library
on North Pear Street/Hwy. 69
.North in Blountstown. Whether
you are a concerned citizen, an
elected official, or business
owner, your voice and ideas are
needed. Gary Clark, Vice
President of Member Services
with West Florida Electric, is
facilitating the series with the
"Vision 2011" theme.


License checks planned


The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points during the month of May
in Calhoun County from 8 a.m.
- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. 4 p.m. at
the following locations:
V CR69 near Institution
Drive
V SR73 north of CR392
V CR286 near Coe Road
V SR-71 near CR-274
V SR-71 near John Bailey
Rd.
V SR-71 near Trailer City
V SR-71 near CR-275


V SR-71 near Chipola St.
V SR-69 near CR-274
V CR 274 near CR 167
V 11th street near Old
Sawmill Rd.
V SR-73 near CR-287
V CR-274 near Chipola
River
V SR-20 near Juniper Creek
VSR 73 near CR-392
VSR-20 near CR-1
VSR-71 near JP Peacock
Road
VCR-167 near Walter Potts
Road
Recognizing the danger pre-


sented to the public by defec-
tive vehicle equipment, troop-
ers will concentrate their efforts
on vehicles being operated with
defects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective lighting
equipment. In addition, atten-
tion will be directed to drivers
violating the driver license laws
of Florida.
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license laws of
Florida ensuring the protection
of all motorists.


Dedication of new veterans'


clinic in Marianna May 12


Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) and the
Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) will hold a dedication and
ribbon cutting ceremony
Monday, May 12, to celebrate
the impending opening of the
new veterans' clinic in
Marianna, Florida.
In January, the VA
announced that the location for
the new community-based out-
patient clinic (CBOC) in
Jackson County would be at a
former medical practice office
building on U.S. Highway 90,
just east of the State Road 71
intersection.
"I am proud of this new vet-
erans' clinic, but more than
that, I am proud of the veterans
it will serve," said Congressman
Boyd. "Veterans in Jackson
County and surrounding areas
have traveled too far, for too
long, to get the healthcare they
need and deserve, and this new
clinic will ensure that North
Florida's veterans have more
convenient access to proper
medical care."
"We (VA) are looking for-
ward to the opening of the new
clinic in Marianna," said
Thomas A. Cappello, Director,
North Florida/South Georgia
Veterans Health System. "We
continue to recruit and train
staff and will begin taking appli-
cations and scheduling patients
for future appointments begin-
ning June 5 and will open for
full services mid June." i1


The Bailey-Baggett family of
Calhoun County recently had
five generations together.
They include (pictured at left)
Edna Lillian Bauldree Bailey
(mother), Verna Ruth Bailey
Baggett Melvin (daughter),
James Edgar Baggett
(grandson), James Michael
Baggett (great grandson)
and Michael Austin Baggett
(great great grandson).


Veterans who have not pre-
viously enrolled for care in VA
will be seen first. Patients cur-
rently being seen by a VA
provider who wish to transfer
their care to the Marianna
CBOC are asked to continue to
see their current provider.
These veterans will be added to
a waiting list and will be worked
in for appointments after the
newly enrolled veterans are
seen.
Since 2004, Congressman
Boyd has been working with
the VA to move forward with
the plans for a CBOC in
Jackson County. In 2006, *
Congressman Boyd brought for-
mer VA Under Secretary for
Health, Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin,
to Marianna so that he could
meet with local officials and talk
about plans for the CBOC in
Jackson County.


"With over 75,000 veterans
in North Florida, our veterans
need healthcare services closer
to their homes, and this new
facility will do just that," Boyd
stated. "The opening of this
veterans' clinic in mid June will
be an exciting day for North
Florida's veterans."
The Jackson County CBOC
was included in the VA Capital
Asset Realignment for
Enhanced Services (CARES)
decision in 2004. The CARES
decision is a strategic plan to
provide quality, accessible
healthcare to our veterans. The
CARES decision addressees the
changing demographics and the
aging infrastructure that
plagues the VA healthcare sys-
tem. Once complete, it will
allow the VA to provide essen-
tial healthcare for veterans now
and for those in the future.


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The County Record, MAY 7, 2008, Page 5


Future Citizens


Kaylee, 4, and Garrett, 2 months,
are the children f Berry and Sherri
O'Bryan of Altha.


Jacob, 12, Dylan, 9, and Baleigh,
5, are the children of Tony and
Tanya Hill of Blountstown.
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Caleb Isaac, 4, is the son of Tim
and Karen Pittman of Bristol.


Brittany Graham, 12, Joseph
Graham, 11, Tyler Hill, 9, and
Braylan Hill, 7, are the children of
Jennifer Gainey and Roy Hill and
David Graham of Blountstown.


Megan, 5, and Carly, 3, are the
daughters of Bo and Cathy
McWaters of Clarksville.


Happy "70th" Birthday,
Julie Leonard Smith!
Family and friends joined Julie
Leonard Smith in celebrating her
70th birthday Friday night. Special
guests included the "Calhoun
County Calendar Girls", Joan
Timmons and her daughter, Joni,
of Milton, and Summer Hill, who
portrayed little Julie in the Main
Street Murder Mystery Dinner
Theatre last fall. Guests feasted on
a delicious spread catered by
Lucretia's Creations. The daughter
of the late Henry C. and Vivian
Leonard, Julie is a 1956 graduate
of Blountstown High and a former
member of the House of Delegates
for the. Commonwealth of Virginia.
She apd her late husband, Daniel,
raised two beautiful daughters,
Allison.,and Renee. She has one
grandson, Carter.
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four years old on May 9th. He is
-the son of Jessica and Mathew
Layfield of Kinard and Michael
Baggett of Altha. He loves being
outdoors and playing with his
baby brother. Austin will be going
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Cats close record-setting season-


BY JIM MclNTOSH


ALTHA, APRIL 28-The
Altha Wildcats continued
rewriting history last Tuesday
night at "The Cotton Patch"
with a 9-1 shelling of the
Freeport Bulldogs for their first-
ever Regional -Quarterfinal vic-
tory.
The Bulldogs (17-11) lone
run came in the first inning.
Leadoff batter and catcher
Martin Spencer grounded out
to Altha's pitcher, Tad Scott.
Centerfielder Derek Fannin
singled through the right side of
-the infield. Leftfielder Drew
Farris grounded out to the
Wildcats' second baseman, Josh
McIntosh, and Fannin moved
to second base. Then Scott
issued three consecutive walks
to pitcher Cole Weeks, second
baseman Thomas Suggs, and
third baseman Logan Caudill.
Caudill's walk allowed Fannin
to score.
However, the lead would be
short lived as the Wildcats (21-
6) pushed across 4 runs of their
own 'in their frame of the first
inning. Leadoff batter Josh
McIntosh reached second base
on a throwing error by
Freeport's shortstop, Josh
Rhodes. Tad Scott singled to
centerfield to advance
McIntosh to third base. Then
Altha started playing mind
games with Freeport. Tad
faked an attempted steal of sec-
ond base that got him in a run
down. He made it safely back
to first base but McIntosh stole
home on the play and Scott
ended up stealing second base.
Noah Byler reached on a field-
er's choice and Scott was put
out when he tried to move to
the third base on the play.
Noah advanced to second on
the catcher's indifference Jake
Edenfield drew a walk and
Ethan Byler's walk loaded the
bases. Keith Kirkpatrick
reached on a fielder's choice
and Noah scored on a throwing
error the shortstop Rhodes.
Edenfield advanced to third
base and Ethan found himself
on second. Tony Golden struck
out swinging. Then Gary Chew
delivered a two-run .double to.
left centerfield that plated
Edenfield and Ethan.
Designated hitter Josh Warner
struck out looking to end the
inning.
Tad Scott (9-1-1; 1.06 ERA)
retired the side in order in the
second inning. Designated hit-
ter C.J. Bates struck out swing-
ing. Rhodes flied out to center-
fielder, Gary Chew, and
Spencer grounded out to
Medntosh at second base.
The Wildcats went three up
and three down in their half of
the second inning. McIntosh
grounded out to first baseman
Coty Porter. Tad and Noah
struck -out swinging to end the
inning.
Freeport threatened to score


in the top of the third inning.
Fannin led off by grounding out
to Scott. Farris reached on an
infield single that bounced over
Scott's head. Weeks struck out
swinging. Then Suggs reached
on a single to centerfield and
Farris moved to second base. A
wild pitch allowed Farris to
move to third and Suggs to sec-
ond. However, Scott got
Caudill to look at strike three to
wipe out the scoring threat.
Altha would make it a 5-1
ballgame in the home half of the
third inning. Jake Edenfield led
off with a single that bounced
over the third baseman Caudill.
Ethan Byler grounded out to
second baseman Suggs and
Edenfield moved to second.
Keith Kirkpatrick drew a full
count walk. Without calling
timeout third baseman Caudill
and shortstop Rhodes starting
walking to the pitcher's mound.
Edenfield ask the first base
umpire if Freeport had. called
timeout. The umpire shook his
head "no." Then Edenfield
stole third base. Rightfielder
Tony Golden lifted a sacrifice
fly to left field that plated
Edenfield. Gary Chew struck
out swinging to end the inning.
Tad Scott got Freeport's
Fannin to swing at strike three
to open the fourth inning.
Farris was issued a walk and
Weeks reached on a fielding
error by shortstop Keith
Kirkpatrick but Fannin was
forced out at second base.
Suggs grounded out at to
McIntosh at second base for the
third out.
In their half of the fourth
inning the Wildcats would add 2
more runs to take a 7-1 lead.
Josh Warner led off by ground-
ing out to the second baseman
Suggs. Josh McIntosh hit a
screaming single to left center-
field and then stole his tenth
base of the season. Tad Scott
helped himself by exploding
through a 2-1 fastball and air-
mailing a towering shot over the
right centerfield fence for his
fourth homerun of the .season.
Noah Byler popped up to the
Rhodes at shortstop. Jake
Edenfield hit his second straight
high-hopping single over
Caudill at third base. Ethan
Byler went down swinging to
end the inning.
Leftfielder Juan Alejos had
the web gem of the game as he
ran down Logan Caudill's shot
to left centerfield. Coty Porter
singled to right centerfield.
Josh McIntosh turned the
Wildcats' only double play of
the game on the next play. C.J.
Bates hit a 'turf-torcher to
McIntosh who gobbled it up,
tagged out Porter and threw
Bates out at first.
Altha scored their final 2
runs in the sixth inning.
Warner led off by flying out to
the leftfielder Farris. McIntosh
struck out swinging. Both Scott
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being hit by a pitch. Edenfield
reached on a fielding error by
shortstop Rhodes that allowed
Scott to score. Ethan Byler sin-
gled back through the middle to
score his brother, Noah. Keith
Kirkpatrick popped up to the
shortstop Rhodes to close out
the inning.
Scott retired the side in
order in the top half of the last
inning. Rhodes swung at strike
three. Spencer grounded out to
third baseman Edenfield and
Fannin went down swinging to
give the Wildcats their first
Region 1-2A Quarterfinal win.
Altha out hit Freeport, 7-4.
The Wildcats stranded 6
baserunners and the Bulldogs
left 7 men on base.
Both Tad Scott and Jake
Edenfield went 2 for 3 and both
scored 2 runs to lead the
Wildcats offensively. Scott had
a 2 RBI homerun and stolen
base. Edenfield had a RBI and
a stolen base. Ethan Byler and
Gary Chew each had a hit in 3
plate appearances. Ethan
scored a run and had a RBI to
his credit. Chew had the only
double in the game that plated
2 runs. Josh McIntosh was 1
for 4, scored twice, and he had
2 stolen bases.
It took Scott just 2:05 to pick
up his ninth win of the season.
With 98 pitches he struck out 7
batters, walked 4, and gave up
only an earned run.
JAY, MAY 2- The 1950's
tune, "At The Hop", is definite-
ly on Tony Golden's Top 10 or
even Top 100 song list. In fact,
he may never listen to it again.
Playing right field in last
Friday night's Region 1-2A
Semifinal game, Golden was
ready to scoop up Jay's Tyler
DeGraff's single and hose Miles
Hammac at the plate. But the
ball took a bunny-hop over the
top of his glove and allowed 2
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The TEC Dixie Youth
Baseball team has won .three
games in a row to even their
record at 5-5 this year.,
On April 22 TEC shut-out
the Blountstown Cardinals at
Bristol's Memorial Park 8-0
behind the pitching of Hunter
Jacobs. Jacobs allowed only 1
hit in the game and fanned 13
batters.
Jacobs also scored twice,
slapping 2 hits including a
triple. Noah Davis and Jacob
Phinny each scored twice for
TEC. Ro Hinson drove in 3
runs with a single and a triple,
and Jace Lago, Chris Lynn and
Davis slapped 2 hits each
On April 25, TEC defeated
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hits and scored twice in the
game, and Hinson and Chris
Lynn had a pair of hits each.
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the Braves.
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ting the win in relief.
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ing a double and a triple and
scored twice. Lago slapped a
pair of hits and scored 2 runs,
and Jacobs and Davis had 2 hits
each. One of Jacobs hits was a
home run.
Andrew Bennett scored
twice for the Cardinals and
Tripp Taylor punched a pair of
hits.
Tuesday night TEC hosted
the Braves at Memorial Park.


They will host the Cardinals
Friday and play the Quincy
Dodgers Saturday at Memorial
Park. They play the Braves at
Sam Atkins Park Tuesday May
13.

CONYERS SWEEP
QUINCY DODGERS
Conyers stayed undefeated
with a double-header sweep of
the Quincy dodgers at Quincy's
Conner Field Saturday.
The Liberty County Dixie
Youth Major team won the first
game 4-1 with winning pitcher
Chuck Morris striking out 14.
Garrett Swier and Tucker
Abbott slapped a pair of hits for
Conyers.
Conyers won the second
game 16-4. Hayden Swier
pitched that win fanning 13
Dodger batters. He also popped
3 hits including a pair of home
runs. Will Hosford added a 3 hit
game for Conyers who upped
their record to 12-0.
Conyers played at the
Cardinals Tuesday night and
will play at the Braves Friday.
Saturday they host the Dodgers
in a return match.

JOHNSON'S PONYTAILS
TEAM 4-3
Liberty County's Johnson's
Heating & Air Ponytails softball
team is 4-3 this year.
Johnson's latest two wins
came ove Blountstown on April
24 and Marianna Zaxby's 6-5
on April 29.
They hosted Sneads
Tueaday night and will play at
Zaxby's Friday night.


a 4-run inning from which the
Wildcats (21-7) never recov-
ered. Their season and the high
school career of Alha's nine sen-
iors ended with a 6-3 loss to the
Jay Royals (19-4).
Josh McIntosh opened the
game by flying out to Devin
Castleberry in left field. Royals
pitcher and Alabama signee,
Brandt Hendricks (4-0), issued
a walk to Tad Scott. Noah
Byler popped up to shortstop
Miles Hammac and Jake
Edenfield struck out swinging
to end the inning.
Altha's hurler Keith
Kirkpatrick (8-4, 1.51 ERA)
walked Brandt Hendricks in
Jay's opening frame. Miles
Hammac reached on a fielder's
choice while second baseman
Josh McIntosh and shortstop
Tad Scott teamed up to force
Brandt Hendricks out at second
base. Rush Hendricks singled
back up the middle, allowing
Hammac to take second base.
Tyler DeGraff singled back up
the middle and the ball hopped
over Golden's glove allowing
Hammac and Rush Hendricks
to score. Hunter Boutwell
reached on an infield single that
bounced over Kirkpatrick's
head. Devin Castleberry struck
out looking before Jared Smith
ripped a single to centerfield
that plated DeGraff and
Boutwell to make it 4-0.
Kirkpatrick caught Dakota
Smith looking at strike three for
out number three. '1
Ethan Byler stroked dou-
ble to left centerfield to lead off
the Wildcats second inning.
The Wildcats had runners at
first and second with no outs
after Keith Kirkpatrick was hit
by a pitch. However the next
three batters-Tony Golden,
Gary Chew and Josh Warner-
struck out looking to extinguish
Altha's scoring opportunity.
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their first run in the top of the
third inning. Josh McIntosh
reached second base on a 2
throwing error by the Royals' ;
third baseman Smith. He ,
advanced to second on a passed
ball. Tad Scott struck out look-
ing. Then Noah Byler slapped
a 0-2 turf-torcher through the
left side to bring home
McIntosh. Jake Edenfield laid
down a sacrifice bunt back to.
the pitcher Hendricks to move
Noah over to second. The
inning ended when Ethan Byler
grounded out to Smith at third'
base.
Keith Kirkpatrck retired the
side in order in the Royals'
third inning. First baseman
Jared Smith grounded out to
Ethan Byler at first. Dakota
Smith waved at strike three and
Kirkpatrick buckled

See WILDCATS, page 7


their half of the second inning.
Centerfielder Jack Randolph
reached on an infield single.
Then he stole second and
moved to third because Atha's
third baseman Jake Edenfield
was playing in on the grass,
looking for a Royals' bunt.
Next, Brandt Hendricks got a
free pass to first then stole sec-
ond base. Hammac popped up
to first baseman Ethan Byler.
Rush Hendricks flied out to
centerfielder Gary Chew but it
allowed Randolph to score.
DeGraff reached after being hit
by a pitch. Hunter Boutwell
ripped a grounder that hit a lip
in front of Wildcats first base-
man Ethan Byler and jumped
over his head plating Brandt
Hendricks. Devin Castleberry
grounded out to Edenfield at
third base to end the Royals'
scoring and the second inning.
The Wildcats scratched out








The County Record, MAY 7, 2008, Page 7


Ray Howell of Blountstown place second at the USAT
Florida State Triathlon Championships held April 26.
Finishing 41 seconds behind the winner, Ray is now quali-
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Guntersville, Alabama, in August. USAT is the sanctioning
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BHS to host Rivertown Classic

Bass Tournament on May 17


Blountstown High School is
hosting the 1st Annual
Rivertown Classic Bass
Tournament to benefit boys and
girls athletics. The event is set
for Saturday, May 17, at Neal
Boat Landing in Blountstown,
from safe light until 3 p.m.
The first place winner will
take home $1000 (minimum 40
boats, prize subject to increase


per sponsorship), payback one
in seven boats. Entry fee is
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and one or two fishermen per
boat.
For more information or to
enter, contact tournament
director Greg Jordan at BHS,
674-5724 or 237-2391. Visit
www.aroundthetournament-
trail.com for more details.


Wildcat baseball continued


Randolph's knees with a nasty
curveball for strike three.
Altha put a runner in scoring
position in the their half of the
fourth inning but was unable to
score. Kirkpatrick struck out
swinging to begin the inning.
TIbny Golden hammered a dou-
ble to, centerfield followed by
Gary Chew's single to left field.
Golden advanced to third base
on the catcher's indifference but
Chew was thrown out trying to
steal second base. Josh Warner
struck out looking to end the
inning.
Kirkpatrick caught Brandt
Hendricks looking at strike
three to open the Royals' fourth
inning. Hammac flied out to
Golden in right field and Rush
Hendricks reached after being
hit by a pitch. Kirkpatrick got
DeGraff to ground out to
Edenfield at third base to end
the inning.
The Wildcats scored their
final two runs in their half of the
fifth inning. McIntosh ground-
ed out to the third baseman
Smith. Both Scott and Noah
Byler drew walks. Edenfield
grounded out to Smith at third
base. Ethan Byler drove a sin-
gle into the right center gap that
plated Scott and Noah Byler.
Kirkpatrick struck out swinging
to close out the inning.
Jay's Hunter Boutwell
began the Royals' fifth by sin-
gling to left field. Castleberry
reached on a fielder's choice but
shortstop Tad Scott flipped his
grounder to Josh McIntosh to
force out Boutwell at second
base. Kirkpatrick got Jared
Smith to pop up to Scott and
Dakota Smith waved at strike
three.
Tony Golden opened the
Wildcats' sixth inning with a
strike out. Then Gary Chew
laced a double to the gap in
right center. But Josh Warner
struck out looking and Josh
McIntosh grounded out to
Smith a third for the final out of
the inning.
The Royals went down in
order in the bottom of the sixth
inning. Randolph was hit by a
pitch. Brandt Hendricks flied
out to Golden in right field
before Randolph was thrown
out trying to steal second.
Kirkpatrick got Hammac look-
ing at his last nasty curveball of
his high school career.
Altha was hoping for one
more seventh inning rally as
Tad Scott drew a lead off walk.
But Noah Byler and Jake
Edenfield went down swinging
and Ethan Byler looked at
strike three to end the game
with Jay on top, 6-3.
The Royals only had one
more hit than the Wildcats, 6-5.
Jay left five men on base while
the Wildcats stranded 4.
In the 2:11 minute affair


Keith Kirkpatrick struck out 7
batters with 92 pitches, gave up
3 earned runs and issued only 2
walks.
Leading the Wildcats at the
plate was Gary Chew who was
2 for 3 including a double.
Ethan Byler was 2 for 4 includ-
ing a 2 RBI double. Also, Tony
Golden doubled in his 3 plate
appearances. Noah Byler went
1 for 3, scored a run and record-
ed a RBI.
The following is just a sam-
ple of the historic year that
these Wildcats have put togeth-
er.
*They finished with the best
season record EVER--21 wins
and 6 losses!
*They were RANKED in
the state baseball polls for the
last 6 CONSECUTIVE
WEEKS at #10, #8, and last
week at #5 in Class 2A!
*They began their season
with 7 STRAIGHT WINS!
*They SHUT OUT 8 of
their opponents!
*They run-ruled (scored 10
runs or more by the fifth inning)
8 OPPONENTS! SIX TIMES
in just 5 INNING4 and they
did it TWICE in 6 INNINGS!
*They hit a record 23
HOMERUNS--3 in ONE
INNING on February 26 at
home against the Brookwood
Christian School Warriors of
Thomasville, GA!
*For the 5th STRAIGHT
YEAR they advanced to the
DISTRICT CHAMPI-
ONSHIP GAME and ithe
REGIONAL QUARTERFI-
NAL GAME!
*They WON their SEC-
OND CLASS 2A, DISTRICT
2 CHAMPIONSHIP by shut-
ting out the Bozeman Bucks
(who are really a 3A school), 3-
0!
*They WON their FIRST
REGIONAL QUARTERFI-
NAL GAME against the
Freeport Bulldogs, 9-1!

*For the FIRST TIME in
school history they advanced to
the REGION 1-2A SEMIFI-
NAL GAME against the Jay
Royals of Jay, FL!
The Wildcats would like to
thank their fans who not only
made the 145-mile trip to Jay
but also have supported them
all season long. You are THE
ABSOLUTE BEST!!!
Also, we, Wildcat fans would
like to thank you Wildcats and
especially you seniors-Juan
Alejos, Noah Byler, Cale
Chafin, Gary Chew, Tony
Golden, Keith Kirkpatrick,
Josh McIntosh, Tad Scott, and
Josh Warner-- for the greatest
baseball season in Altha's histo-
ry.
THANKS FOR THE
RIDE, BOYS! WE WILL
NEVER FORGET YOU!!!


BY BLOUNTSTOWN TIGER

HEAD COACH GREG JORDAN


Are you ready for some spring
football? The Tigers kicked off
spring practice on Thursday, May
1st. We had a good number for
spring with about 53 total with our
eighth graders over from the mid-
dle school.
This year there will be a lot of
new faces on the field for the
Tigers. Last year we graduated
nine seniors that were a lot of two
way starters. This spring we are
also without the services of three
players out with off season surger-
ies. Shqne Bailey, Jeremy Watson
and Paul Mosley will be out this
spring, but back with us in the fall
after rehab and time off.
We only have fourteen practices
before the jamboree here on May
20th. We started full pads on
Monday of this week and have two
full weeks to get ready. We have a
lot of first time starters on both


sides of the ball. Right now we're
still trying to get kids in the right
positions getting ready for next
season.
We're changing some things on
offense based on personnel this
year to try and taka advantage of
our skill players. It will be a spring
full of learning and teaching which
is what it's all about. We are all
excited about this group with their
effort and willingness to be
coached that makes things go a
lot smoother.
Come out and support the
Tigers on Tuesday May 20th as
Port St. Joe and Marianna come to
town. The jamboree will begin at
6:30 cst with BHS vs PSJ in the
first half, PSJ vs Marianna 2nd
half, and BHS vs Marianna in the
final half. It should be exciting
action! See you at Bowles Field!!
Go Tigers!!!!!


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game, followed by Port St. Joe vs. Marianna, then BHS
vs. Marianna. Come out and cheer on those Tigers!!


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Loren Lipford completes internship at Carr
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with Mrs. Robyn Cdnyers' 2nd grade class. Thank you, Mrs. Lipford, and congratulations on a job well done!


Florida PTA (Parent
Teacher Association)
presents an information-
al workshop on how par-
ent involvement can
boost energy in your
Calhoun County School.
Please join us at the Neal
WT Civic Center, 17772
NE Pear Street,
Blountstown, FL on May
10 at 1pm.
Refreshments will be
served.


Programs will be
The Calhoun County Public
Library announces its FLYP
Summer Library Reading
Programs June 2nd through
June 26th. Registration begins
May 8th. You may contact your
local library for information and
time of these programs at the
following phone numbers:
Blountstown Library-674-


We will be discussing
the following subjects:

Why parental
involvement is important
to your school and chil-
dren
How PTA can benefit
your students and par-
ents
How to organize a
PTA in your school
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8773
Altha Library-762-8280
Hugh Creek Library-674-
3334
Kinard Library-639-5125
Shelton's Library-762-3992
Programs will include read-
ing, crafts, music, poetry, art,
community helpers and snacks,
plus other exciting activities.


Track Meet
The Countywide Track Meet
for grades 3-5 will be held
Thursday, May 8th, at Sam
Atkins Park.
The Countywide Track Meet
for grades 6-8 will be held Friday,
May 9th, at Sam Atkins Park.
Mother's Day Tea
Carr School 3rd grade classes
will host their annual Mother's
Day Tea on Friday, May 9th, at
1:30 RM. in the lunchroom. We
would like to wish all mothers a
Happy Mother's Day, Sunday,
May 11th. We appreciate all
your support.


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cookout Friday
The 2008 Blountstown fIigh
School Project Graduation
Committee will be selling
grilled chicken dinners Friday,
May 9th from 10:30-12:30 at
the corner of Hwy 71 and Hwy
20. The chicken will be cooked
by Chief Glenn Kimbrell.
Cost: $6.00/plate and
includes brown rice, green
beans, roll, and' cake. Pre-
orders can be faxed to 674-
8933; deliveries will be made
for orders greater than 5 din-
ners.
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everyone that made it possible
for the trip to be a success.
The kids had a great time and
participated in giraffe and tor-
toise feedings, flamingo herding
through the park, and an animal
CSI interaction to name a few.
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The Wizard of Oz
by Mariha Hoilman
The Altha High School
Drama and Chorus
Departments would like to
invite you to their performance
of The Wizard of Oz.
On May 8 there will be a
free performance at 8:30 am,
and another performance at
7:00 pm. There will be a $5
admission fee for the evening
performance. On May 9, there
will be another free perform-
ance at 9 am. The play is about
two hours long, and each per-
formance will be held in the
Altha School Gymnasium.
Dorothy will be played by
Laken Pitts, the Scarecrow will
be played by Summer Attaway,
the Lion will be played by
Dakota Varnum, and the
Tinman will .be played by'
K Tammy Shivers. The entire
cast is pictured above.
For more details, you can
contact Mrs. Jaycee Moore or
Mrs. Tina Smith at (850)762-
3121.
Senior Favorites
Altha senior favorites were
recently chosen and include:


The senior favorites include (front row) Amanda Cook, Taylor Shelton,
Amanda Harper (second row) Shannon Hall, Meagan Wiltse, Crista
Miller, Sheridan Blount, (third row) Juan Alejos, Gary Chew, Cale Chafin,
(back row) John Tedesco, Tad Scott, Zach Tatum, and Josh McIntosh.


Best All-around Tad Scott
& Amanda Harper
Most Likely to Succeed -
Josh McIntosh & Meagan
Wiltse
Most Talented Zach Tatum
& Amanda Cook
Most Thoughtful John


Tedesco & Sheridan Blount
Most Outgoing Cale Chafin
& Taylor Shelton
Most Athletic Josh
McIntosh & Crista Miller
Best Dressed Juan Alejos
See ALTHA, page 12


r ALTHA


ALTHA SCHOOL NEWS


BLOUNTSTOWN


HIGH SCHOOL NEWS H BLOUNTSTOWNS


Class Registration
-Bradley Owens
Mrs. Waller, BHS Guidance
Counselor, will be going to
classes' starting this week to
register students to classes for
the 2008-2009 school year.
Also, FCAT results will be
available for access on the net-
work on the following dates:
May 13- Florida Write, May
20 -Retake, May 28 FCAT
Reading, Math, and Science.
Parent/student logins and
passwords will be given to stu-
dents on Monday, May 5 that
will allow them to view scores
before they are received at the
school.
FBLA Competition
Sunday, April 27th through
Wednesday, April 30th,
Blountstown High's FBLA
chapter was present at the
Florida State Leadership
Conference in Orlando. Twelve
students went anrd competed in
six different events with stu-
dents from all across Florida.
Blountstown was one of the
few schools from Northwest
Florida to attend the SLC, and
we consider ourselves fortunate
not only to have gone, as we
placed as well! Tyler Prowant
placed 5th in Introduction to
Parliamentary Procedure, and
Harlea Perdue placed 2nd in
Business Math. Places 1-3 will
proceed to the National
Leadership Conference in
Atlanta, June 26th-29th.
Early Childhood program
-Mrs. Nancy Mears
Gateway Childcare and Ms.
Leanne Shoemake are invalu-
able assets to our early child-
hood program at Blountstown
High School. We have been col-
laborating since September
2000.
I teach the Children and
Families modules and Ms.
Shoemake provides the hands
on practical part of the class. If
the students enroll in all four
years of early childhood, pass
the Children and Families
Module tests, and get the
required hours in lab, they can
See BHS NEWS, page 12


'Music Man' on stage at BHS May 15
THE MUSIC MAN will be presented Thursday, May 15, at the BHS
Auditorium, at 6:30 p.m. Admission price is $3. THE MUSIC MAN is an
American musical classic, following fast-talking traveling salesman
Harold Hill (James Baker) and his visit to River City, Iowa where he
meets and falls in love with the willful, spinster librarian, Marion Paroo
(Lesa Corlett). With his word-a-second style, "Professor" Harold Hill
convinces the town to adopt his revolutionary music program, "The Think
System", or face the moral decline of the youngsters of River City. Chaos
ensues as Hill's credentials are questioned and he is forced to prove him-
self to the citizens of River City. Principal Duane Barber and Choral
Director Janet Edewaard invite everyone to experience this great
American Classic! Above, Professor Hill (James Baker) is surrounded by
the "Pick-a-Little Ladies".



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,if -^ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS
Family Fun at BES
Blountstown Elementary
School has been abuzz with
parental involvement last
week. We jump-started our
week with our Family Reading
Night on Monday, where par-
ents helped their children
"Build-a-Book." It was a time
of bonding as families browsed
through the Scholastic book fair
and then made their way down
to the cafeteria to build a book
together, scrapbook style.
On Thursday, more family
involvement was in the works.
This time it was "Goodies for
Grandparents." Grandparents
and their children enjoyed
some scrumptious goodies in
the music room before browsing
through the books at the book
fair.
Finally on Friday, all fami-
lies were invited to share a deli-
cious breakfast with their chil-
dren in the B.E.S. cafeteria.
Many families took this oppor-
tunity to continue to strengthen
their school/home connection.
Blountstown Elementary
School encourages all of our
students' families to become
partners in the education of our
students. We appreciate all of
the interest and support shown
this year.


Altha SAC

will meet

Thursday
Altha School's Advisory
Council will meet on Thursday,
May 8, at 2:45 pm in the
Media Center. It is important
all members be in attendance.
If you are unable to attend,
please contact the school at
762-3121.

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Blountstown Elementary School student Lee Ellis is pic-
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OB ITUARIE


BENNIE V. CONYERS
Bennie V. Conyers, 77, of
Bristol, passed away Sunday,
May 4, 2008, in Bristol,
Florida.
Mrs. Conyers was born in
Shamrock, Florida, and had
lived in Liberty County most of
her life. She was retired from
the Florida Division of
Retirement in Tallahassee.
She is survived by four sons,
Dozier Conyers and his wife,
Delcie, of Bristol, Donnie
Conyers and his wife, Ann, of
Bristol, Jeremy Conyers and his
wife, Carolyn, of Altha, and
Marty Conyers and his wife,
Sharon, of Clarksville; a sister,
Minnie Willis, of Altha; a sister-
in-law, Voncille McDowell, of
Bristol; 10 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren and one
great-great grandchild/'
Funeral services .were held
at 10:00 a.m. E, Tuesday,
May 6, in the Adams Funeral
Home Bristol Chapel.
Interment followed in the Lake
Mystic Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
643-5410 or online at
, www.adamsfh.com).

ELLEN PIERCE DUNCAN
Ellen Pierce Duncan, 93, of
Marianna, Florida, went to be
with Jesus on, May 3, 2008.
She was a charter member
of Marianna Church of God for
68 years.
She was predeceased by her
husband of 67 years,, Marvin,
and children Leon, Tony, and
Katie.
Ellen was born in
Leakesville, Miss., and moved
to Marianna after marrying
Marvin at the age of 16. "He
worked for the M & B Railroad
for over 40 years. They knew
hard times, especially in raising
seven kids, but Ellen's faith
always kept her. She took food
at which others scoffed and.
turned it into a feast. She
always saw the best in every-
one, traveled the world, enjoy-
ing life and people. She was
known for her quilting, fishing,
journaling, exquisite detailed
memory of people's lives and
names, remembering everyone
she met. She is best known,,
however, for her beautiful and
welcoming smile as'well, as her'
faithful and fervent prayers.
The JOY of her life was serving
the Lord Jesus Christ after her
conversion April 28, 1940, and


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disappointed hearts. A person
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someday, and they will still have
the fingers on which to wear
them.
Someone has said: "We shall
one day thank God as much for
our sorrows as for our joys."
Even though shadows seem to lie
more thickly than sunlight; and
winters seem to be more
dominant than the Spring.
Remember the landscape is
beautiful by the alternation of
mountain and valleys, of hill and
meadow, of river and island, so is
life by its apparent
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her genuine compassiofi was to
love, honor, and please Him in
all of her ways.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Ruthie Barden (Jon) of
Dexter, GA, retired Major Jerry
Duncan (Carol) of Wetumpka,
AL, Martha Floyd (Greg) of
Lutz, FL, and Mary Nevsimal
(Erv) of Wesley Chapel, FL; a
brother, Bennie Lamar
Woolam, of Franklin Tenn.; two
sisters, Maetopa Vickery of
Jacksonville, FL, and Juanita
Nicholson of Jackson, GA; 20
grandchildren; 27 great grand-
children; and one great great
granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held
at Marianna Church -of' God
today, Wednesday, May 7, at 1.
p.m. CT with Pastor Ron
Freeman and son-in-law Greg'
Floyd officiating. Burial will be
at Sink Creek Cemetery near
Altha, with Hall Funeral Home
directing.
Memorial contributions are
appreciated and may be made
to Marianna Church of- God.
Hall Funeral Home is in charge
of these arrangements.

MALVENIA B. GAY


Sneads, W.R. Buckhalter of
Chattahoochee; four sisters,
Edna Dykes of Chattahoochee,
Frances Dunning of Cypress,
Eva Mae Bazen of Highpoint,
NC, Salatha Ringer of
Groveland, FL; 11 grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held
today, Wednesday, May 7, at
10:00 a.m. CT at Altha First
Baptist Church in Altha with
Rev. Jim McIntosh officiating.
Interment will be held in the
Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Marlon Peavy
at Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
:.2266).

CORINE SHULER
Corine Shuler, 85, of Bristol,
Florida, passed away Thursday,
May 1, 2008, in Tallahassee.
Mrs. Shuler was born in
Beacon, Georgia and had lived
in Bristol most of her life. She
was of the Pentecostal faith and
was self employed in the uphol-
stery business for many years.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Woodrow
Shuler.


Mrs. Malvenia B. Gay, 75,, She is survived by two sons,
of Altha, FL, passed away early ,Nero Shuler and his wife, Julie,
Sunday morning, May 4, 2008,' "of Bristol, Milton "Buddy"
at her home in Altha. Shuler and his wife, Carolyn, of
Mrs. Gay was born on Bristol; two daughters, Shelly
February 19, 1933, in Jackson K. Shuler of Bristol and Rose
County, FL, and had lived, in Marie Barton and her husband,
Calhoun County for most of her. James, of Bristol; a sister-in-
life. She was a homemaker and law, Eunice Thomas of
a member of Altha First Baptist Crawfordville; a special friend,
Church. Carol Bartlett; seven grandchil-


Survivors include her hos-
band of 53 years, George-
Benjamin (Ben) Gay, of Altha; -
four sons, George Thomas Gay-,
of Altha, Allen Grant Gay of-
Altha, James fHarrell Gay of,
Marianna, Lamar Andrew Gay.
of Altha; three daughters,
Malvenia Lorene Smith of'
Altha, Shirley Ruth
Thornsbury of Highpoint, NC,
Janice Raylene Lee of
Gloucester, VA; three brothers,'
Harvey Buckhalter of Grand
Ridge, Lloyd Buckhalter of


dren; 10 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held
"-at 3:00. p.m. EST, Saturday,
May 3, from Bristol Pentecostal
' Holiness Church with Reverend
Sheldon Kindig and Reverend
Coy Collins officiating.
:'Interment followed in Lake
;lMystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home in
Bristol was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 643-5410 or
online at www.adamsfh.com).


Arrow ofTruth



Getting More Out of Submitting ourselves to God
Church James 4: 6-8 makes prayer the most impor-
William Barclay wrote a tant activity a congregation
pointed list of what he expected takes part in, regardless of
when he went to church: '. when the worship service is. It
"Something to think about, is two-way communication with
something to feel, and some- the Lord. Listening to what He
thing to do." says is important as well.


I attended a church service When you go to church,
some years back (not in North draw near to God in your own
Florida) that did not start any-. way. Fasten your eyes on the
where that I could tell, and did' ':cross, or the Bible in your lap.
not go anywhere either. The v Exhale your problems and
music needed some help, as inhale God's presence. Not
well as the sermon. Als6 there. even a bad sermon can keep
was no opportunity to use a you from it.
Bible and I had brought one.- Follow James' worship for-
Was this service a lost cause? mula until submitting to God,
No! I don't think so. For, in resisting the devil, and drawing
fact, if nothing else, the service near to the Lord becomes sec-
did everyone good to sit still for ond nature, totally automatic.
an hour. Remember, rewards You can do it and be blessed
from worship are in the hands' arid fed in the process.
of the worshipper, you.
James' three-point formula:
for worship' was this: "Submit
yourselves. Resist the devil.
Come near to God." These --.
comments work whether the " -
service at church is inspira-


tional or not.


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Day of Prayer at the square

Calhoun Countians joined in
observing the National Day of
Prayer Thursday with a ceremony
at Magnolia Square in downtown
Blountstown. This time of prayer,
held at 11:30 a.m., was led by
area pastors with several commu-
nity members participating.
The National Day of Prayer is
an annual event to highlight the
importance of prayer as a nation.
It's a time to pray for our country
and our leaders, both nationally
and on a local level.




Letter to the Editor cont'd


help us in the future years.
We must pressure our present;
enlarge our finding, blend our
forces and use our pennies.
Counties around us aren't going
broke resulting from taxa .on.
We won't either. This adm 's-
trator has done her homework;
she studied the problems. Yes,
transportation has always been
a major problem, I walked
miles; endured spit from those
who rode the bus and dodged
slingshot as I ran. our first
school bus lacked heat; had
faulty brakes, poor lighting and
leaky roofs. We were glad to be
overcrowded it was less tiring
than walking and waiting
overnight for the mechanic to
service the bus.
If we refuse consolidation;
that won't stop taxation nor
slow down other consolidation,,
'of schools. We need more
chances 'for our., children to-
catch up; we need to encourage
the potential drop out; lower
the prison population; raise the
school graduation percentage;
lower the meth lab numbers,
cut down on arrest violations
build more vivacious character;
limit street walking; filthy talk-
ing; job seeking by the non
worker whose only employment
is tearing down.
Consolidation will not solve
all ills but it will cut down on
excuses to join the public assis-
tance rolls. No it may not limit
nor cure all ills but it will lower
infant mortality rate and the


number of crack babies;
unwanted pregnancies; and
unclaimed children. More and
varied athletics resulting from
consolidation will be conducive
to less obesity and overweight.
Apart of the taxation was to
shift schools maintenance from
the shoulders of a few to the
shoulders of all of our children
should be our most important
business and if it takes taxation,
what better use can we make of
our money? We are not to con-
serve; reserve; and preserve for
posterity. How best to use
money than put it into a savings
account namely a front Line
educational center. Tomorrow
may be fair or foul but it may


not come, so why not use today
for the good of all.

Most of today's home have
transportation, are we going to
stop riding our children? Will
pooling rides become extinct?
What became of a good walk?
A hilarious crowd can make any
journey shorter. Can cars and
trucks make us immobile. We
haven't always got there by
motors. Lets count the cost;
look around us and' see who;
what; when; where to place our
blame. Look in the mirror first:
a friend to all the past: present
and future generations.

Anna Blanding Baker


The worship service will be at

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ll 674-5041 fellowship meal will follow. e
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SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM www.dtapps, om/southside/
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon

A Meaningful Bible Study.....................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship............................. 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30- RM
Interim Pastor Dr. David CoggiSo
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ


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


Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-5725

Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service...11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM
"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"


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


SBlountstown First

Assembly of God Church


Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM


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Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Blountstown, FL
850-6744331


Coming Hoay-

The Gateway Baptist Church is having
a "Coming Home Day" oh May 11,
2008. John McDaniel, beloved former
pastor will be the morning speaker.
John McDaniel wants all of his many
friends to come be with him on this day.
We want to invite all members, former
members and friends to come and be
with us on this very special day. There
will be special music, inspired
preaching and a great fellowship meal
provided by the church.


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Family


Dentistry


DENTURE

LAB ON PREMISES
Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines


Laban Bontrager, DMD


Family Dentistry

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


Email: btownumc@yahoo.comrn


Telephone: 674-8254


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The County Record, MAY 7, 2008, Page 11


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Extension Office announces Tropicana speech winners

For the past few months Calhoun County's 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have been busy writing present-
ing, and competing in the annual Tropicana Public Speaking Contest. Tropicana has sponsored the pub-
lic speaking program in Florida since 1969, and over 150,000 kids participated statewide last year! In
Calhoun County about 250 kids gave a speech in their class. Then each class competed to determine the
school winners. The first place school winners then competed on April 30th in the high school auditori-
um to determine the countywide elementary and sixth grade division winners. The event was hosted by
the Calhoun County Extension Office. Tropicana provides the two first place winners with a fully paid tick-
et to our 4-H Camp Timpoochee in Niceville! The skills and confidence these children gain from this pub-
lic speaking experience will last a lifetime. Everyone worked hard and did very well. Congratulations to all
our school and county winners! They include (from left) Elementary Division County Winners, Emily
Sewell (3rd place, Altha), Tripp Taylor (2nd Place, BES), JP Leonard (1st Place, Carr); Sixth Grade
Division County Winners, Kent Rogers (3rd Place, Altha), Andrew Bennett (1st Place, BMS), and Kirsten
Stalnaker (2nd Place, Carr).


G -SPITAL



In recognition of National Hospital Week, Calhoun
Liberty Hospital is sponsoring a week long effort to
educate and service the community as well as
recognize hospital staff. There will be a community
HEALTH EXPO located on the hospital
grounds on Wednesday, May 14 from
9:00 am-3:00 pm.
The Expo will incorporate many modalities of
educating patients on disease process, to include
providing lab work services at a discounted rate. We
will be conducting glucose checks, lipid profiles and
PSA testing at $10 for all three tests.


Please bring a doctors order with you if you would like to
have PSA drawn. The tests can be broken down
ind.'idually if desired. We will also be recognizing our
ouislanding clinicians in honor of National Nurses, CNA,
and EMT weeks. Please make plans to stop by and see
Ire direction your community hospital is moving towards.
We II see you there!


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Relay for Life team announces

Guitar Hero tournament winners


Calhoun Correctional
Institution's Relay for Life
Team, "Jamaican Jammers",
hosted a Guitar Hero III-
Legends of Rock, Tournament,
May 3 at Veterans Memorial
Civic Center in Bristol.
Contestants competed in
their choice of four levels of
play. In the Easy/Medium cat-
egory, there were eight com-
petitors. Tommy Futch took
home the 4th place and Best
Stage Presence Award, Brandi
Sandlin finished 3rd place, Tim
Adams placed 2nd, with Nic
Cessna taking the 1st place
position.
After the first level of com-
petition, the stakes were raised
as the difficulty was increased
to Hard/Expert. The 4th place
award went to Chase Jordan,
3td place was Neil Shuler, 2nd
prac went' td Ashley' Adamis;
and 1st place was Jesse Boone.
First place winners in each
division will receive the June
release of the Guitar Hero
Aerosmith game. Prizes were
awarded to all who placed, and
Team "Jamaican Jammers"
would like to thank the follow-
ing business for their generous
donations: Auto Zone of
Blountstown, B & B


Electronics, Beach Technol-
ogies Unlimited, Red Octane,
Subway, and Veterans
Memorial Civic Center.
Thank you to all our contest-
ants and those who came to
support them. Also, a special
thanks to Blountstown Middle
School's, "High Rollers", who
provided concessions. All pro-
ceeds will benefit American
Cancer Society, Calhoun/
Liberty 2008 Relay for Life.

Genealogy classes
for beginners are
being organized
A five week series of begin-
ning genealogy classes will
begin later this month (date to
be announced).
- This-class Will" be"for begirf-
ners who have never
researched their family history
and don't know where to start.
The class is free with limited
space. There will be a $10
charge for notebook and mate-
rials. If you liave a laptop,
please bring it to class.
For more information, please
call 850-674-1334 or email jan-
ice.moore@firn.edu


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energy and natural resources air, water
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can make improvements to control your
costs, live more comfortably and conserve
resources. You may even qualify for cash
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PSC Approves Electricity

Base Rate Increase
Increase to cover rising operational costs


An increase in base rates for electric
customers of Florida Public Utilities' (FPU)
Northeast and Northwest Divisions was
approved by the Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC), the governing body that
ensures Floridians receive utility services in
a safe, reliable and cost-effective manner.
Base rates cover FPU's operating costs
and include insurance, health care, storm
hardening initiatives, increases related to
the federally mandated Sarbanes-Oxley
Act, in addition to many other factors that
influence the cost of running a business.
The last base rate increase occurred in
2004 and was readjusted to reflect current
market costs. Base rates will increase by
6.3 percent, resulting in an increase in the
average residential electric bill of $6.63.
"FPU is just one of many businesses in
Marianna that is feeling the pinch. Whether
it's the rising cost of gas, materials or
pension programs, we're all dealing with
the same issues," stated Don Myers, general
manager of FPU's Northwest Division.
"FPU has not increased base rates in four
years, and the PSC agreed that the increase
was necessary to allow us to continue
providing safe, reliable electric service to
our customers."

FPU understands electricity is just one
of many rising costs for customers and is
implementing programs to help decrease
electric bills. "Energy efficiency and
conservation isn't something that will
benefit FPU, but rather, is the right thing
to do for customers and the environment,"
stated Myers."I want to encourage everyone
to take advantage of FPU's conservation
resources to reduce electric bills and
conserve energy."

Conservation Pr6grams

Residential and Commercial Energy
Survey A qualified Energy Conservation
Representative will conduct a free energy
use evaluation and inspection of your
home or business. They will provide
recommendations for conserving energy,


improving comfort and saving money,
which could increase the property value.

ENERGY STAR Home Homes
constructed with energy-saving features are
built better, have improved indoor comfort,
and save energy every month. Many
common home problems like moisture on
window panes, peeling paint and mold,
can also often be solved by taking steps to
improve energy efficiency.
Rebates and Incentives FPU offers
rebates and incentives for many energy-
efficient upgrades. Upgrading HVAC
systems and ceiling insulation are just a few
projects that qualify for a rebate.
Conservation Big Tent Event Recently,
FPU hosted the first Conservation Big
Tent Event to educate customers about
the best energy efficiency techniques.
Brochures and handouts with tips to reduce
energy consumption were available, as well
as free kits to help begin reducing home
energy consumption. FPU's conservation
experts were available to answer any
questions about energy efficiency. FPU
conservation representatives plan to hold
this event on a regular basis.
To schedule a free energy survey, contact
Energy Conservation Representative Mason
Brock, or to speak with a Customer Service
Representative concerning base rate, call
FPU at (850) 526-6800.

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The County Record, MAY 7, 2008, Page 12


Tyler Prowant (left) placed 5th in Introduction to Parliamentary
Procedure and Harlea Perdue (right) placed 2nd in Business Math
at the FBLA Florida State Leadership Conference in Orlando.


BHS News cont'd-


graduate with a Child
Development Associate equiva-
lent. This in turn, makes the
students more employable in
the market place.
My students may not choose
to work in the field as. a career,
but some have used their skills
learned for an after school job
or a job opportunity while in
college. In the past 8 years of
collaborating with Gateway
Childcare, we have had 130


students participate at the
childcare. This would not have
been possible if it were not for
Mr. Shoemake's willingness to
allow us into her center.

Calendar of Events
Wed., May 7 Awards Day;
Early Release
Thurs., May 8 FEA
teacher/student day
Mon., May 12 Assembly
@ 9:00; Senior/Faculty Supper


Daughters


and sons


spend day


at work

Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative recently held its
sixth annual Take Our
Daughters and Sons to Work
Day. Fourteen children and
grandchildren of Cooperative
employees participated in the
event, including Brett
Satterfield, age 11 and grand-
son of Betty Homrne.


Altha
& Taylor Shelton
Most Spirited Tad Scott &
Meagan Wiltse
Most Mischievous Gary
Chew & Amanda Harper
Most Humorous Gary
Chew & Shannon Hall

Calendar
Wednesday, May 7 --
Awards Day, 8:15 am; Early
Release, 1 pm
Thursday, May 8 -- Wizard
of Oz, 8:30 am & 7 pm; County
Elementary Track Meet, K-5;
SAC Meeting, 2:45 pm
Friday, May 9 -- Wizard of
Oz, 9 am; County Track Meet,
Gr. 6-8
Tuesday, May 13 --
Volunteer Luncheon; Blood
Drive
Wednesday, May 14 -- AR
Assembly; Senior/Faculty
Game & Dinner
May 15 20 -- Senior
Exams
Friday, May 16 -- Field Day'
Pre-K-5 -


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TODAY!

Call 674-5041


t, Three of the grand prizes at Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative's 60th Annual Members' Meeting were vaca-
tion packages, courtesy of Florida Media. Pictured, from left, are winners Aranka Nyquist of Panama City,
John Green of Wewahitchka and Odeen Flowers of Kinard.
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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative hosts...


60th Annual Members' Meeting


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative held its 60th
Annual Members' Meeting
Saturday, April 12 at its head-
quarter office in Wewahitchka.
The purpose of the meeting is
to communicate information
about the Cooperative, includ-
ing the financial reports and
overall business status, as well
as serve as a social event for the
entire membership. Nearly
1,000 people attended the
event this year.
For entertainment, Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative pro-
vided a bounce house for the
children and music by The
Second Time Around.
Informative booths were open
for the duration of the meeting,
offering information about the
programs that GCEC has to
offer.
Each registered member
received a $10 electric bill~cred-
it and coupons to redeem at
food booths run by localicivic
organizations as fundraisers. In
addition, registered members
were entered in drawings to win
door prizes, including the grand
prizes, which were $100 elec-
tric bill credits and vacation
packages.
"The 60th Annual Meeting
was a success. The members
who attended participated in
the business portion of the
meeting, enjoyed great food and
entertainment and won some
terrific door prizes," GCEC
Supervisor of Marketing and
Member Services Kristin


Douglas said.
Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national
alliance of local, consumer-
owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of
service to customers large and


small. GCEC serves approxi-
mately 20,500 consumers in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington coun-
ties and in the municipalities of
Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Lynn Haven, Fountain
and S.outhport.


Announcing the New Travel Agency in Blountstown

River Society Travel


S.


Whether you fly or sail, come go with
us. We cater to your needs.
Rental cars, hotels, etc.
Office Phone: 850-674-6958
Home: 850-674-2646
email: mr.Jl_walker@yahoo.com
website: www.riversocietytravelcom


PUBLIC NOTICE

Voting for the site for the new central high

school will take place at the regular

Calhoun County School Board meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2008,

5:00 p.m.

at the Calhoun County Courthouse.
Advertisement paid for by the Calhoun County School Board


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE (07.02)


1st Public Hearing Notice


The City of Blountstown is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a
Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $650,000.00. These funds must be used
for one of the following purposes:

1. To benefit low and moderate income persons;

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because
existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community
and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood
revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as
acquisition of real .property, loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment,
construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation.
Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public
hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income
persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, the City of Blountstown must plan to minimize
displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City of Blountstown is
required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and community
development needs will be held at the City of Blountstown City Council Meeting Room, 17276 NW Angle St,
Blountstown, FL 32424, on May 13, 2008 at 6:00 PM or immediately after the Alltel hearing. For information
concerning the public hearing contact Traci Hall at City Hall, 20591 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, Florida,
850-674-5488.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person
requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact James Woods, City
Manager at the Blountstown City Hall, 20591 Central Ave West, (850) 674-5488 at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend
the public hearing should contact James Woods, City Manager at the Blountstown City Hall, 20591 Central
Ave West, (850) 674-5488 at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be
provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 674-5488. Any
handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact James Woods, City
Manager at the Blountstown City Hall, 20591 Central Ave West, (850) 674-5488 at least five calendar days
prior to the meeting. May 7. 2008


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON A SPECIAL LAND USE EXCEPTION

FOR A RESTRICTED USE OF LAND


BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA

The City of Blountstown, Florida will hold a public hearing on a proposal
to allow a Special Exception for a Conditional Use of Land for a
Communications Tower in the Institutional Land Use Area. The
proposed use will replace the existing tower located on City property
South of Angle Street, immediately adjacent to the City Council Meeting
Chambers and Maintenance Department facilities, in Sections 29,
Township 1 North Range 8 West.

The Institutional Land Use Category allows public and semi-public
structures including facilities and educational and recreational facilities
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on the proposed Conditional Use on ,TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008, at
6:00 P.M., to consider recommendations to the City Council regarding
the proposed development. The City Council will hold a Public Hearing
to consider approval of the development on TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2008,
at 6:30 P.M., or immediately following the Planning Commission
public hearing, in the Blountstown City Commission Meeting Room. A
copy of the development application may be inspected by the public at
City Hall.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will
need a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
April 30, May 7, 2008






























Quilt show at the Settleme

S, The Panhandle
".(.-Settlement hosted th
annual quilt show Sa
in the Frink Gymn
-The event featured
__... ___- ~of beautiful quilts fr
over the panhandle
....- the show, visitors
their way to the fron
where volunteers
them to a delicious
IN of refreshments.


Deana Griswold of Altha recently had her hair cut to help Locks of
Love. Deana is the daughter of David Griswold and Sherry O'Neal of
Altha and is a sixth grade student at Altha School. She has been
growing her hair out since May of 2006 after her mom read an arti-
cle about Anne Curry and her daughter both donating their hair and
thought it would be a great thing for the two of them to do.
Unfortunately, Deana's mom had to trim her hair to make it healthy
again, therefore, it was no longer long enough to make a donation.
Deana decided it was time to cut her hair and did so Saturday. She
was very excited about giving her hair to benefit other children. Locks
of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children
under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any
diagnosis. For more information, go to www.locksoflove.org


Relay for Life cont'd-


who will share her reason to
Relay and her involvement' in
the fight to find a cure. Later in
the evening we will be joined by
Channel 13 Meteorologist
Jessica Foster who is very
active in Relay for Life.
During the Event there will
be a slide show featuring those
who have battled cancer. If you
would like to display a photo of
your loved one who has battled
cancer, e-mail photos to
CalLibRelayLuminariaPhotos
@yahoo.com Please include
the person's name and whether
"In Honor Of" or "In Memory
Of".
Everyone in the community
is encouraged to come out and
walk a lap or just enjoy the
party! Admission is free.
There will be plenty of food,
great entertainment, and activi-
ties for the kids. Please join us
as we "Celebrate, Remember,
and Fight Back".
Schedule of Events (all
times are CT)
Friday, May 9th
V Lisa Yon & Derek
Pumphrey 5:00 p.m.
V Opening Ceremonies -
6:00 p.m.
V Survivor Dinner &
Reception 6:30 p.m.
V Sarah Hatcher 6:45
p.m.


V Country Music by One
More Time 7:30 p.m.
V Over Flow (Bristol
Church of God Youth) 8:45
p.m.
V Luminaria Ceremony -
9:00 p.m.
V Country & Southern Rock
by the Last Ride 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 10th
V Mother's Day Breakfast -
begins at 6:00 a.m.
V Hannah Gingerich 6:30
a.m.
V Kyle & Hilary Peddie -
8:00 a.m.
V Aeriel Folsom 9:00 a.m.
V Easy Company & Brie
Pybus 10:00 a.m.
V Madison Kinkaid 11:00
a.m.
V Closing Ceremonies -
11:30 a.m.
The American Cancer
Society does not allow pets,
smoking, or alcohol at it Relay
for Life events.
The American Cancer
Society is the nationwide, com-
munity-based, voluntary health
organization dedicated to elimi-
nating cancer as a major health
problem by preventing cancer,
saving lives and diminishing
suffering from cancer, through
research, education, advocacy
and service.


Early Learning
Coalition Comn
will meet on Fri
The Early L
Coalition personnel an
committee will meet
May 9, at 10 a.m.
Workforce Center in
City. Call-in # is 1-88
6959, guest code: 7475
The tentative
includes the executive
annual performance rev
This meeting is opei
public. For additional i
tion regarding this me(
agenda, call (850) 74
ext. 100.


The County Record, MAY 7, 2008, Page 13

Annual Miss

Blountstown

Pageant

deadline

is May 23
The "Queens With A Cause"
pageant committee wishes to
invite your daughter to com-
pete in the 2008 Miss
Blountstown Pageant to be held
Sunday, June 8, at 3:00 PM
CST at the Blountstown High
School Auditorium.
The Miss Blountstown
Pageant is a fundraiser for the
Calhoun-Liberty Relay for Life.
5 Winners of the pageant will go
on to represent "Queens With A
ln t Cause" and the City of
Blountstown at the 2009
Calhoun-Liberty Relay for Life.
Pioneer For more information, please
eir 7th contact the director, Robyn
turdy Parrish-Hill at 1-850-557-3889
urday after 3:15 PM CST or e-mail
asium. her at missblountstown
dozens @yahoo.com.
DEADLINE TO ENTER:
om all May 23 at 6:00 PM CST
t. After Participants in the Tiny
made Miss-Miss Division must not
have ever been married, nor
t porch have ever been pregnant, or
treated currently holding a local title.
spread Entry fee: $40.00
Age Divisions (As of
Deadline)
Tiny Miss: 4-5 years
Little Miss: 6-7 years
Young Miss: 8-10-years
Junior Miss: 11-13 years
Teen Miss: 14-16 years
Miss: 17-21 years
tittee Ms: .21+ married, single,
daya divorced or 18+ married
Lady Ms: 35+ married, sin-
earning gle, divorced
d policy (Only if there is a wide
Friday, enough age range of applicants)
at the
Panama SPECIAL AWARDS
8-808- Miss Blountstown
102. Ambassador
agenda The contestant that raises
director the most money through raffle
iew. ticket and sponsor ticket sales
n to the will be crowned Miss
nforma- Blountstown Ambassador
eting or Photogenic
17-5400, One photogenic winner will
be selected from each category


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Clinicare Home Medical would like to invite you to
Celebrate the Grand Opening of

Our New Store in Blountstown

Located at 20349 Central Ave. West

(old Holley Outdoors building
across from Blountstown Drugs)


This Celebration will be held

Friday, May 16th

from 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

Food and drinks will be served to the public.



Come in and let

a Celest or Thomas Cook

show you our power

wheelchairs, hospital beds,

lift chairs, diabetic -J

supplies and more.


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PUBLIC AUCTION
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public auc-
tion on May 15, 2008 at 10'00 am (C T).
1989 Dodge Pickup
Vin #1 B7GG2X5LS134486
Red in Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker Service,
19844 S.W. South Street. Suite A, Blountstown,
Florida
Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right to
reject any and all bids PH. 850-674-TOWS
April 30. 2008

Legal Notice
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT Larry Waldorff
the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property. and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No. 193 Year of Issuance. 2001
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Parcel #05-
1N-09-0000-0012-0000. All that portion of the
East One-Half (E1 /2) OF The Northwest Quarter
(NW 1/4) of Section 5, Township 1 North, Range
9 West, Lying West of the Chipola River. LESS
AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING SOLD OFF,
O.R. book 74, Page 915; O.R. Book 75, Page
116, O.R. Book, 84, Page 212: O.R. Book 85,
Page 177; O.R. Book 85, Page 183, O R. Book
85, Page 328; O.R. Book 85. Page 685, O.R.
Book 85, Page 689; O.R. Book 96, 299, Public
Records of Calhoun County, Florida.
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED. Jack L. Miller,
Etal C/O Jack R. Brown, Jr., P.O. Box 815,
Marianna. Fl. 32446.
Said Property being the County of CALHOUN,


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STATE OF FLORIDA Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be SOLD to the
highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the
12th day of June 2008, at 10 00 A.M. CST.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of Circuit Court of
CALHOUN COUNTY. FLORIDA
May 7,14, 21. 28. 2008

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 08-10-CA
WENDI A. WHITE
Plaintiff,
-vs
RUTH ELLEN JOHNSON PRATT, deceased, her
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or other
persons claiming by through under or against
them;
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO RUTH ELLEN JOHNSON PRATT, deceased,
her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or other
persons claiming by through under or against
them;
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Amended
Complaint for Ejectment and to Quit Title has
been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your answer or pleadings to the
Ejectment Complaint and Quiet Title on
Plaintiff's attorney, Stan Trappe, P.O. Box 2526,
Panama City, Florida 32402, and file the original
answer or pleading in the office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court on or before the 21st day of May,
2008. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will
be taken against you for the relief demanded in
the Ejectment Complaint and Quiet Title.
This notice shall be published once a week for
two consecutive weeks in The County Record, a


newspaper printed in Calhoun County Florida
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
in Calhoun County Florida this 25th day of April,
2008
RUTH W ATTAWAY, CLERK
Circuit Court

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07-311-CA
DIVISION
TAYLOR. BEAN AND Witaker MORTGAGE
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs
JOE SAPP, et al,
Defendant
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated
April 30, 2008 and entered in Case No 07-311-
CA of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for CALHOUN County,
Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND WITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and
JOE SAPP; GWENDOLYN T SAPP; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at LOBBY OF THE CALHOUN
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 A M. CST on
the 22nd day of May. 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF BLOCK 41 OF OAKLAND TERRACE, A
SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN
THENCE NORTH ALONG THE WESTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID BLOCK 41, A DISTANCE
OF 339.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING


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THENCE CONTINUE NORTH ALONG SAID
WESTERLY BOUNDARY. A DISTANCE OF
100 00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID BLOCK 41, THENCE EAST ALONG
THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID
BLOCK 41. A DISTANCE OF 14000 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH, A DISTANCE OF 90 00 FEET.
THENCE EAST A DISTANCE OF 140 00 FEET
TO THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID
BLOCK 41, THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID
EASTERLY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 10 00
FEET, THENCE WEST, A DISTANCE E OF
280.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THE SOUTH 10.00 FEET OF THE EAST 170 00
FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL
BEING SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL NUM-
BERS DISH02203B
A/K/A 17012 NW 16TH STREET.
BLOUNTSTOWN, FL 32424
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this court
on April 30, 2008.
Ruth W. Attaway
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Legal Notice
PUBLIC AUCTION
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public auc-
tion on May 19, 2008 at 10:00 a m. (C T)
2003 Chevy S-10
Vln# 2FMDA5142TBA79134
Green in Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker Service,
19844 S.W. South Street, Suite A, Blountstown,
Florida


Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right to
reject any and all bids PH 850-674-TOWS
May 7. 2008

Legal Notice
INVITATION TO BID ON RECYCLABLE ITEMS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bid proposals
for recyclable warehoused items to be SOLD will
be received by the Board of Commissioners of
Calhoun County, Florida until 3 00 PM. (CDT), on
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, for and on behalf of
Calhoun County, Florida Bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud at 5.00 PM (CDT), on
Tuesday. May 20. 2008, or as soon thereafter as
practical on that date
360 BALES OF CARDBOARD
60 BALES OF NEWSPAPER
Bidders must show in their bid the total price per
ton F.O.B., Calhoun County Recycling Center,
17588 NW Magnolia Church Road,
Blountstown, Florida. All quantities are approxi-
mate


Please indicate on the envelope that this is a
sealed bid. the bidders name, address and what
the bid is for Bid on Baled Cardboard/and/or
Newspaper
Failure to make payment within thirty (30) days of
invoice will result in 1.5 % penalty, compounded
monthly If payment is not received within sixty
(60) days of invoice bidder could be prohibited
from future purchases
Address all bids to the Board of County
Commissioners, Calhoiin County Courthouse.
20859 Central Avenue East, Room 130
Blountstown, Florida 32424
The Board reserves the right to waive informal,-
ties in any bid. to accept and/or reject any or all
bids in whole or in part with just cause, and to
accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the
best interest of Calhoun County.
If you have any questions, please call Don A.
"Sonny" O'Bryan at (850) 674-8075.


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The County Record, APRIL 30, 2008, Page 15


AUCTION
AUCTION
Saturday, May 10, 2008 8:30 A.M.
Dellwood, FL
Dispersal of Estate of
Lamar Matthews
Tractors, Combines, Trucks,
Wagons, Field & Hay Equipment
100+ Reg. Quarter Horses
Mason Auction & Sales LLC FL#
642
Cambellton, FL
850-263-0473 Office
www.masonauction.com

BOATS & MOTORS
1989, 17 ft. Skeeter bass boat with
150 hp Mercury motor, good condi-
tion. Call 850-573-2362.
16 ft. Bonita boat, 90 hp Johnson
motor, runs and looks good, $2,000.
Call 762-2963 or 209-5270.
14 ft. aluminum boat with 8 hp
Mariner motor, trolling motor and
battery, $1250. Call 674-3140 or
cell, 819-4490.


Parthenon
Healthcare of
Blountstown

LPN/RN
7:00 am 7:00 pm
7:00 pm 7:00 am
CNA
3:00 pm 11:00 pm
Floor Tech
Experience preferred.
Painter / Maintenance
Experience preferred
Great Pay
*Blue Cross Blue Shield
Benefits
Please fax: 850-674-9384
Phone 850-674-5464
E-mail: btreten@gtcom.net
or apply in person
17884 NE Crozier Street,
Blountstown, Fl.
May 7.2008


2004 Triton TR-185 dual console
grey in color; 2004 Mercury Opti-Max
150; 2 Lowrance fish finders (in-dash
and bow); Motorguide trolling motor -
82 lbs. thrust; keel guard; jack-plate;
hot-food; timed aerator; 3 bank on-
board battery charger; Triton boats
contain no wood, therefore, no worry
of rot. They are made of all compos-
ite materials. $17,500; Call 850-
209-0765.

CARS & TRUCKS
2002 Chevy Alvanche, pewter
color, 87,000 miles, leather, all elec-
tric, $11,000 OBO. Call 674-8245.
2003 Ford F150 King Cab pickup,
super clean, CD player, 110K miles,
must sell, $9,995. Please call Janice
Watson at the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council for more details.
850-674-4571.
2004 Ford Explorer, V8, 80K, Eddie
Bauer, rear air & entertainment sys-
tem, tan leather int., green/tan ext.,
asking $13,500 OBO. Call 447-
0503.
1994 F-250 4X4,, brand new 17.3
liter diesel brand turbo and exhaust,
looks and runs excellent, new tires,
power everything. $7,000. Call 762-
2963 or 209-5270.
2004 Ford Ranger Supercap, 4 dr.,
3.0 fuel inject engine, A/C, 127,000
miles, $12,000. Call 850-557-0386.
1986 Plymouth van motor and
transmission, $500. Call 674-4264.

Mobile home, 1 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
and/or sale. Call 674-7616.

FOR RENT
2 & 3 bedroom trailers for rent in
Altha, very nice. Call 762-9555.
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in
Blountstown area, 1 miles from


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

tParramor Cres Restauart. $550
16978 NW $550/m ayo Street
Blounistown, FL 32424
850-6744202
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity

Parramore's Restaurant. $550
deposit, $550/mo upfront, lease. No
pets. References required. Call 447-
1717.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.
2 bdr., 1 bath house for rent, CH/A,
newly remodeled, hardwood floors,
good neighborhood, 3 miles on Hwy.
69N. No pets. $550/mo plus $500
deposit. Call 674-5059 or 674-5921.

FOR SALE
$149 QUEEN PILLOWTOP mat-
tress and box. Manufacturer
wrapped, warranty. 222-7783.
$499 Sofa & Loveseat Microfiber
set. Still in crate, never used. Can
deliver 545-7112.
7 Pc KING sz. bdr. set. Solid wood
dovetailed drawers. Pillow top mat-
tress set incl. 'New still in packaging.
Worth $4k give away $1500. Can
deliver 425-8374.
12 inch NASA Visco Memory Foam
mattress still in box. New w/ warran-
ty. $799. 222-9879. '
A Mattress SET: NEW Queen
Orthopedic Pillowtop in sealed plas-
tic. Full warranty. Sacrifice $279.
Can deliver. 222-7783.
Cherry sleigh bed Solid Wood,
BRAND NEW in box, $250. 222-
9879.


DINING ROOM Deep cherry:
table, uphols chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in boxes, can
deliver. Must move. $850. 545-
7112.
FULL $125 TWIN $100 Mattress
w/matching boxspring. BRAND
NEW with warranty. Delivery avail-
able 222-7783.
FUTON, never used, in box, $199.
(can deliver). 425-8374.
NEW KING PILLOW TOP CHIRO
REST MATTRESS SET, still sealed
w/ warranty. $299. 222-9879.
Pub Table Set, Solid Wood, Brand
New $99. 850-545-7112.
Computers for sale new or factory
refurbished computers, Monitors,
Inkjet & Laser Printers, CD's, CD-
RW, CD Drives, Zip Drives, SparQ
Drive and Software. Call Russell A.
Peterson at (850) 674-2958, 17785
Crozier St., Blountstown. E-mail:
russellp@digitalExpt.Com.
Motorcycle trailer, custom made,
red, $800. Call 674-8478 after 5 p.m.
Kids toy riding train set, battery
charger included, works on or off
track (track & horn included) for ages
1-1/2 & up. $50. Call 674-9721.
Queen size waterbed, 70% wave-
less, mirrored headboard, soft side.
Call 674-8948.
2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 motor-
cycle, 18,000 miles, 40-55/mpg,
$2200 OBO. Call 447-1604 or 674-
8119.
(3) drawer desk in great condition,
$30; (2), size 6 formal dresses. One
black fully beaded and one pink.
Both beautiful and in great condition.
Prices negotiable. Call 674-1025.
1998 Coachman Santara 35 ft.,
23,000 miles, 7 kw generator, 2 DS,
ducted CH/A, hydraulic levelers,
rear queen, sleeps 6, leather power
captain chairs, basement model,
great shape, all manuals, service
records, $32,000. Call 850-762-
3865.
Small lift chair, like new, $500. Call
674-8150.
Rock Band for PS-2, almost new,
$125. Call 447-0095.
1991 black and chrome low, miles
Ventura Royale Yamaha touring
motor cycle, fully loaded, two seater,
plenty of storage space, $4500 OBO.
Call 674-4290.

Black long bed line for a truck, $50
OBO. Call 674-4290.
Used furniture for sale, good con-
dition. Call 762-8203, leave mes-
sage.
Infant/toddler car seat, $25;
Christmas blow up carousel, #50.
Call 850-557-3636.
1991 Starcraft pop-up camper,
sleeps six, outside awning and stove.
$975.00 OBO. Call 237-1515.
Computer desk, $20; Ab-lounge
(barely used), $35; dog house for
medium size dog, $35. Call 237-
1515.
Brand new queen-size quilt, Amish
made (blue & rose pattern, $100.
Call 237-1515.
Large sectional sofa, dark tan,
suede material, only 6 months old.
Call 237-1515.

FREE
FREE very heavy, well made, sofa
sleeper, in good condition. Call 674-
7854.

FREE PETS

2 free kittens, ready to go, litter box
trained. Call 674-5150.
Free kittens, to a good home, litter
box trained. Call 762-1905.
Free to a good home, 9 month old
shepherd mix dog. She just needs
someone that can play with her, be
good to her, and train her. She is
very active, due to my health, I need
to find her a home. Call 674-4290.

JOB
OPPORTUNITIES
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED. No
CDL? No Problem! $900 weekly.
Home weekends with TMC.
Company endorsed CDL Training. 1-
866-280-5309.

A Terrific Opportunity!
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HOME FOR SALE
Very nice home sits on beautiful lot
with several big trees on it and has
an adjoining wooded .lot directly
behind it. Home is newly recarpeted
and includes stove and refrigerator.
1485 sq. ft. $74,000.00. Call 674-
8538 or 674-8634.

LIVESTOCK
Young sorrel quarter horse, very
gentle. Perfect for kids. Looking for
a good home, $100. Call 762-2705.

LOST & FOUND

Found Golden lab breed, male,
found with past two weeks on
Charles P'ippen Road. Currently
Ieing kept at home of Bill Cohee.
Call 674-4353 to identify

MOBILE HOME
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home for
sale, asking payoff. Call 850-557-
3053 or 272-8072.

PETS FOR SALE
Lion Head Rabbit, cage and all,
$50. Call 850-447-2995.

REAL ESTATE
I BUY PROPERTIES
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SERVICES
ALLEN McCLELLAN
HANDY MAN
*CARPENTRY *REPAIRS
*PAINTING OR JUST NAME IT!
850-762-8498
INSURED

MY SONS
LAWN CARE
*Mowing -Weedeating & More
Free Estimates
Call John at (850) 674-4642
Please leave message


HELP WANTED
Need someone to work on a go-
cart motor. Call 674-3462.


YARD SALES
Two family garage sale a 20506 NE
Hentz Ave. Brenda Hurst and Jackie
Ritter, 8:00 until. Lots of great buys.
Come see our treasures!

2 family yard sale Saturday, May
17, 7 a.m. 1 p.m. next to C&C Pawn
Shop. Cancel if rain.

Sidewalk sale Saturday, corner of
Folsom & Main. Mother's Day Gift
Packages. Bargain prices with a pro-
fessional touch, quilts, etc.


John "Handy"

Mann
Home Improvements
Ceramic Tile, All Floong, Vinyl Siding, Drywall,
Paining, Pressure Washing, Concrete, Carpentry,
Light Electrical, Roofing, Fencing
(850)674-6410
Over 35 years experience
Licensed & Insured











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Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Call Chris Nissley




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REPAIR SERVICE
CALL

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~ PORTER

REPLACE OLD LINES
INSTALL NEW JACKS
RUN CAT 5 WIRE
674-4889



ALL TYPES
INSURANCE
AUTO HOME LIFE
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
For A Frencl\ Quote Call
674-5333

Vickery-O'Bryan
INSURANCE
603 N. Main St., Blauntstown. FL


M&W Self Storage
RENTALS
7 Days A Week Service
5x10...$20 Per Month
10x10...$35 Per Month
10x20...$70 Per Month
10x25...$90 Per Month
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OR 762-8597


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The County Record, MAY 7, 2008, Page 16

Darlington Raceway
Track length: 1.36 miles
Banking in turns: 23-25 degrees
Frontstretch: 1,229 feet
Backstretch: 1,229 feet
Seating capacity: 63,000
Year completed: 1950


S^ A LOOK AHEAD:
I What: Dodge Challenger 500
". *' When: 7 p.m. ET Saturday
; r J. ., *-Where: Darlington Raceway
TV: Fox


The 'Lady'


gets a fresh


makeover

By RICK MINTER
Cox News Service


Darlington Raceway, NASCAR's "Lady
in Black," has gotten herself a shiny new
coat of asphalt.
The new racing surface, the first for
the track since 1995, is part of a $10 mil-
lion capital improvement project. It is
the largest one-time expenditure of its
type in the 58-year history of the 1.3-mile
egg-shaped oval. Another key part of the
improvement project is a new infield-ac-
cess tunnel large enough to accommo-
date car haulers, motorcoaches and
emergency vehicles.
But it's the new racing surface that's
on the minds of
most drivers
and fans as the
Sprint Cup cir-
cuit heads to
Darlington for
Saturday night's
Dodge
Challenger 500.
There are many
drivers, includ-
ing seven-time
Darlington win-
ner Jeff
Cox News Service Gordon, who
Darlington enjoy racing
Darlington there no matter
Raceway boasts what the racing
a rich legacy in surface is like.
NASCAR racing. "I love
Darlington,"
Gordon told reporters at Richmond last
week. "I'm excited about racing under
the lights there."
He said he's optimistic that it won't be
long before the new asphalt produces the
great racing for which Darlington is
known.
"The first race, we're going to be chal-
lenged with that new surface, but I think
long-term wise, it's going to be fantastic,"
he said.
Clint Bowyer participated in a recent
tire test at Darlington and said time will
tell whether the pavement will produce
good racing right away
Tracks often are one-groove until the
asphalt weathers a season or two.
"We'll just ha'e to see," Bowyer said.
"Looking forward to it. Everybody loves
going to Darlington. There's so much his-
tory behind that place. I'm anxious to get
there arid see how the new pavement is."
For many fans and drivers, one of the
best aspects of the latest improvement
project is that it signals that Darlington
won't meet the fate of other historic
Southern tracks like North Wilkesboro
and Rockingham (both in North
Carolina), which have been dropped
from the Cup schedule in favor of race-
tracks in bigger markets.
Gordon said he believes it's important
for the sport to keep Darlington on the
schedule.
"I always have said you've got to keep
up with the times," Gordon said.
"Unfortunately, what I've seen happen
is that we've looked more at the market
that the tracks are in instead of just the
racetracks. That's why some of the
tracks like Rockingham have gone away
And sometimes, you wish you could pick
those tracks up and put them in the mar-
ket that NASCAR Wants to be in because
it's hard to re-create some of these great
racetracks, especially the history that's
there, and you don't want that to go away
"So I'm certainly pleased that
Darlington is one that is surviving and
they are putting money back into it."


Rick Minter's
OBSERVATIONS
Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Darlington.

Richmond not all about being fast
Saturday night's Dan Lowry 400 at
Richmond International Raceway was the
kind of race cliches are made of.
After leading 381 of the first 382 laps, home-
state hero Denny Hamlin slowed with a flat
tire, showing once again that "it ain't over till
it's over."
Then, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch
lined up to battle for the victory
Those two crashed, opening the door for 31st
starter Clint Bowyer, a non-factor for most of
the race, to score a surprise victory the second
of his Cup career.
"You know, the fastest car does not always
win," Bowyer said in his post-race interview.
Said Hamlin: "It just wasn't meant to be."


Carl Edwards (right), driver of the Roush Fenway No. 99 Ford,
celebrates in Victory Lane with team owner Jack Roush after winning the
Sprint Cup Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 25 in Fontana,
Calif. Edwards, who has won three Cup races in 2008, recently signed a
multiyear contract extension.


Stayi n'


put


Edwards thrilled with multiyear Roush Fenway deal


By RICK MINTER
Cox News Service
en it comes to
j driver-contract
Y negotiations,
Carl Edwards appears to
be a breeze to deal with.
He announced last
week that he has re-
signed with Roush
Fenway Racing for a mul-
tiyear deal that will keep
him driving the No. 99
Ford for three seasons.
"It really wasn't that
painful," Edwards told re-
porters at Richmond.
"[Team President]
Geoff Smith and I get
along really well, and we
just pretty much sat
down. He's really easy for
me to deal with.
"It took us about a
week and a half of going
back and forth with just
little things, and I feel like
the luckiest guy in the
world for the contract I
got."
Edwards said he's al-
ways felt comfortable
dealing with the Roush
brass, from the first con-
-tract he signed in 2003 to
join the team to drive in
the Craftsman Truck
Series.
At that time, he was a
struggling, relatively un-
known short-track driver
who had made just seven
truck starts. He was just

Carl

Edwards
by the
numbers


SPRINT CUP
STANDINGS
1. Kyle Busch
1,495; leader
2. Jeff Burton
1.477; behind: -18,
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
1.391. behind: -104
4. Clint Bowyer
1.372: behind. -123
5 Kevin Harvick
1.350; behind: -145
6 Denny Hamlin
1,349; behind: -146
7. Jimmie Johnson
1,318; behind: -177
8. Tony Stewart
1,297. behind: -198
9. Greg Biffle
1.269: behind- -226


10. Carl Edwards
(shown above)
1,230; behind. -265
11. Ryan Newman
1,212; behind: -283
12. Kasey Kahne
1.162: behind:'-333

hoping for a career break.
He said that he decided
the night before his first


3
Victories in
2008 (Auto Club
500, UAW-
Dodge 400,
Samsung 500).


big meeting with Roush
officials that the opportu-
nity to drive outweighed
any contractual issues.
"I made up my mind
that I was going to sign
that contract, no matter
what it said," he said.
It worked out fine for
both parties. Since then,
he has won six truck
races, 13 in the
Nationwide Series, 10 in
Cup including three
this year and a champi-
onship in the Nationwide
Series.
Those stats played a
key role in his contract
decisions.
"The No. 1 thing is
looking into the future
and saying, 'Where can I
win the most races and
have the most success?' "
he said.
Team co-owner Jack
Roush told reporters that
Edwards had at least two
other offers but chose to
stay put.
Jamie McMurray,
Edwards' teammate at
Roush, said Edwards' de-
cision was an easy one.
"When you're winning
the amount of races he
has, and he's had a
chance to win even more
than what he did so far
this year, a guy would be
crazy to want to leave
Roush Fenway and go
somewhere else," he said.


2
Number of
times Edwards
has finished
20th or below
in 2008.


4
Number of times
in 2008 that
Edwards has
started a race in
the top four.


NASCAR
Clint Bowyer thrills the fans with a
burnout to celebrate winning Saturday's
race at Richmond International Raceway,
the second victory of his Cup career.

Earnhardt Jr.: No open-wheel deal
Texas Motor Speedway didn't get very far
with a $100,000 offer to Dale Earnhardt Jr. if
he'd run the IndyCar race at the track on June
7. The speedway got the idea after IndyCar
driver Danica Patrick told Earnhardt Jr. on his
XM Satellite radio show that Texas would be a
good place to try an open-wheel car.
Earnhardt Jr. wasn't interested.
"I wouldn't be able to do it," Earnhardt Jr.
said. "My conscience wouldn't let me. Even if
they offered me more money, my conscience
wouldn't let me feel comfortable with doing it."
But he didn't rule out a test session.
"I'd like to jump in it and run a couple of
laps, but that would be the extent of the adven-
ture," he said.
Gas prices hurting at all levels
Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart, who also is
an owner and promoter of
short tracks, said rising fuel
prices are putting a pinch on
his extracurricular pursuits.
He said the local crowd contin-
ues to show up at his tracks in
Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois,
but the out-of-towners aren't
coming in as frequently
"I think it's directly related STEWART
to-fuel costs," Stewart told re-
porters during a news conference at
Richmond. "I don't know what we've got to do
to get that topic under control, but I would put
a high priority on getting that topic squashed
as soon as possible and getting it to where we
can all afford to do what we do again."
Wheeler: Salesman of the year
Many Sprint Cup drivers have questioned
NASCAR's decision to hold a test session at
Lowe's Motor Speedway this week while run-
ning on the new pavement at Darlington with
little pre-race preparation.
But Richmond winner Clint Bowyer seems
to have it figured out.
"I guess [Lowe's Motor Speedway President
Humpy Wheeler] is a better salesman or some-
thing," he said, referring to Wheeler's recent
public campaign for the Lowe's test session:


CATCHING UP WITH ...


NHRA's ASHLEY FORCE


NASCAR's biggest competi-
tion for fan and media atten-
tion these days is from two
women who have recently won
major races in their respective
series Danica Patrick in
IndyCar racing and Ashley
Force in NHRA Funny Car
competition. Force recently
met with reporters, including
Rick Minter of Cox News
Service, to talk about her role
in the motorsports world:
On becoming the first
woman to win a Funny Car
race and to lead the Funny
Car points: "I'm just excited to
be in NHRA drag racing. It's
such a fun sport. They really
make it fun for everyone.
There's so many great things
that it offers. I invite friends all
the time, 'Come out. You're not
going to believe all the differ-
ent stuff that you can see when
you come out to a race, other
than racing.' And it's neat, now,
to be a part of that history. And


I hope to make more memories
in it. And I hope to someday
have a final against Melanie
[Troxel]. I think a female and a
female in the final would be
pretty neat."
On her feelings about her
role in helping the NHRA
make gains on NASCAR: "'As
far as taking drag racing to the
next level, that's what we're all
trying to do, not just John
Force Racing, but all the teams
out here. That's why we love
what we do. We get to do some-
thing exciting. The fans love it.
And that's the best way to pro-
mote our sport. If I can bring
more fans, more female fans,
more kids, that's what I want to
do, because I was a kid growing
up in drag racing and I just
loved it."
On whether the attention
Danica Patrick has gotten is
overshadowing the accom-
plishments of female drag


racers such as the
legendary drag
racer Shirley
Muldowney: "It's
frustrating for those
in drag racing. We've
had such a history of
females doing great in
drag racing, but you
don't want to take
anything away from
Danica. She did a
great job. That's a
tough motorsport to
be in. I don't know re- FC
ally anything about
that type of racing, but I do
know that growing up in rac-
ing, I've watched Shirley
Muldowney, Shelly Anderson,
Angelle [Sampey], so many
women just win race after race,
win championships. The gals
in NHRA drag racing know
what they're doing. We're
lucky to be in a sport that is
open to having us there. They
promote us. They're excited.
Our competitors are happy to
have us there. We know the
truth that we have a lot of gals
that have done great things,
but it's great for Danica as well.
I would never take anything
away from her. You just want to


bring the knowledge
to everyone that
there's a lot of differ-
ent motorsports out
there and around
here, and there's a lot
of women in all differ-
ent kinds and all dif-
ferent levels."


On whether she'd
rather be looked at
as just a driver in-
stead of as a female
)RCE driver: "I think every
female driver, deep
down, really wants to be recog-
nized as how we are as a driver.
The girl-guy thing is exciting
for the fans and for the media,
but as drivers, when we work
and we train with our teams,
we want to be recognized just
for whether we're doing well or
not. Sometimes it's hard be-
cause I get all the attention for
being a gal in the seat, but yet I
have a group of 10 guys that
work on my team that work
24/7 on that race car, and give
me a safe, good race car, and I
feel that they need to get more
credit. If they were an all-fe-
male team then, well, that
would be cool."


NUMERICALLY
SPEAKING


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36


71


0


NASCAR
Laps led by Denny Hamlin
(above) this season, the most
of any Sprint Cup driver.


Fastest laps run this season
by Carl Edwards, tops
among Cup. drivers.
Points separating Dave Blaney,
whose No. 22 team is 36th in
owner points and not assured of
a starting spot at Darlington, and
Sam Hornish Jr.'s No. 77 team,
which is in the 35th position and
has a guaranteed spot.


3 Points positions gained by Clint
Bowyer, now fourth, with his victory
at Richmond.


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