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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: County record
Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: 12-22-2010
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Calhoun -- Blountstown
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 46, no. 13 (Dec. 12, 1952).
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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorTwo children were airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Sunday following a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 71. Miraculously, neither of them sustained internal injuries and left the hospital with just a few scrapes and bruises. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ralph Waterman, 45, of Blountstown was northbound on SR 71 around 12:30 p.m. in a 2000 Ford Explorer. As he approached the intersection of Hayes Subdivision Road, his seven-year-old son, Rylie Waterman, reportedly reached over and jerked the steering wheel. The vehicle ran off the right shoulder and struck a guardrail. The rear passenger, 11-yearold Caleigh Waterman, was ejected through the back window. Although Ralph was fine, both Rylie and Caleigh were taken by LifeFlight to TMH. Fortunately, they were released later that day. “The good Lord sure was watching over them,” says their grandfather, Rev. R.W. Waterman. Waterman was cited for three seatbelt violations, property damage, and driving while his license was suspended or revoked. The accident was investigated by Trooper Wes Harsey. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010 104th Year, No. 17 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) ST.NICK SET TO ARRIVESanta Claus coming to townBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorNORTH POLE Get ready Calhoun County kids. The County Record has confirmed that Santa Claus will be coming to town Friday night with a sleigh full of toys. “A bed bug attack hit the North Pole hard this year,” reports a spokesperson for Santa’s Workshop. “Santa’s elves were some kind of itchy, but they put on tons of itch cream and got the job done, building all sorts of fabulous toys.” Santa’s reindeer have been running laps around Santa’s village, preparing for the long flight. “Dasher currently has the fastest time, but Rudolph is going to lead since his nose is so bright,” says the spokesperson. All little boys and girls are reminded to go to bed early on Christmas Eve. Serving Blountstown and Calhoun County Since 1907 RIVER FORECAST A AP P A A L L A A C C H H I I C C O O L L A AR RI I V V E E R RDec. 22...8PM... 2 2 . 9 9 ' Dec. 24...8PM... 2 2 . 7 7 ' Dec. 26...6AM... 2 2 . 7 7 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!COURTBailey gets 27 month sentenceFROM THE U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICEFormer federal Bureau of Prisons employee James Lee Bailey, 42, was sentenced yesterday to 27 months in federal prison on charges that he conspired to manipulate the sale of surplus equipment from the UNICOR factory at the Marianna federal prison facility, announced United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh, Northern District of Florida. Bailey, a native of Blountstown and resident of Marianna, had earlier entered guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy to violate the laws of the United States, conflict of interest, deprivation of honest services, money laundering, and making a false statement. Upon completion of his prison sentence, Bailey will be required to serve a term of 3 years supervised release. As part of his sentence, Bailey is required to pay a $5,000 fine, to forfeit $25,000, and to pay $1,900 in special monetary assessments. Bailey was ordered to surrender on February 7, 2011, to begin serving his sentence. The superseding indictment alleged that between 2004 and 2007, Bailey and Marianna business man Lee J. Temples maintained an undisclosed business relationship involving FastLane Computers and ESurplus Solutions. In James Lee Bailey’s position as the factory manager and industrial specialist at the UNICOR computer recycling factory in Marianna, Florida, he was responsible for eBay sales of surplus computer equipment. Temples, his cousin, became the exclusive eBay contractor for UNICOR and was responsible for selling recycled UNICOR computers and equipment from the UNICOR factory in Marianna. UNICOR is a whollyowned, self-sustaining Government corporation operated by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). BOP  APPLIANCES  PAINT  LUMBER  BUILDING MATERIALS  TOOLS  FLOOR COVERING & MORE WALDORFF A CE H ARDWAR E 25615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA. 762-3228 Your C hoice 3 P c Wre n ch & Pl ier S e t or P ro Plast ic T oo l B o x $ 9 99 wacky wednesday Large Cheese Pizza Additional Toppings Available $5.55 DINE IN OR CARRY OUT 19838 SR 20 West Blountstown, FL 674-3838 THEREASONFORTHESEASONCHRIST IS BORN CRIMEWoman arrested for meth, husband soughtSee SENTENCING page 2So often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping for gifts and decorating our homes that we lose sight of the real reason for the season: the birth of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. The live nativity at Veterans Memorial Park over the past week served as a reminder of what Christmas is really about and how Christ is the greatest gift of all. Everyone at The County Recordextends our best wishes for a wonderful Christmas to all our loyal readers. BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Blountstown woman is behind bars and authorities are searching for her husband after the makings of a meth lab were found in their home. Kyndal Williams has been charged with manufacture of meth, trafficking in meth, possession of listed chemicals, child endangerment, and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. According to the Blountstown Police Department, Inv. Timothy Partridge, Inv. Todd Wheetley, and Major Rodney Smith served a narcotics search warrant on Williams’ Church Street home around mid-BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Blountstown man was arrested Thursday after he was caught purchasing excessive amounts of a drug used to manufacture meth. Thomas Todd, Jr., 68, has been charged with possession of listed chemicals. According to the Blountstown Police Department, Inv. Timothy Partridge and Major Rodney Smith went toBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA man who allegedly swindled a senior citizen out of $900 was arrested last Wednesday. Cedric Calvin Graham has been charged with exploitation of the elderly. According to the Blountstown Police Department, a woman contacted authorities back in August to report she had paid a man $900 to tear down anBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Blountstown man has been arrested for unemployment compensation fraud. Ralph Waterman, 45, was taken into custody Thursday. According to an affidavit filed in the case, Waterman collected unemployment from January 3, 2009, to June 6, 2009, and claimed he was receiving no income during that period. However, authorities learned he had been paid $5,949 from an employer during that period, resulting in an overpayment of unemployment compensation in the amount of $4,149.TRAFFIC CRASHChildren airlifted following crash, miraculously walk away with scrapes K. WILLIAMS CRIMELocal man accused of unemployment fraud WATERMANSee METH page 11 CRIMEMan charged with exploiting elderly after failing to do jobCRIMEBlountstown man arrested for possession of listed chemicals GRAHAMSee EXPLOITING page 7 TODDSee CHEMICALS page 7

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The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 2 2 from the Blountstown, Bristol, and Piggly Wiggly branch employees of Member FDIC Centennial Bank extends their warmest wishes during this holiday season and invites you to stop by any location to enjoy coffee and cookies We Will Close Christmas Eve at 2:00 EST, 2:00 CST Blountstown 20734 Central Ave. E 237-2800 Piggly Wiggly Branch, Blountstown 237-2500 Bristol 10911 NW SR 20 643-2500 from our family to yours "Come Home to Rehab" Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center 16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown, FL 850-674-4311employees manage UNICOR and supervise BOP inmates who work at UNICOR. The UNICOR operation at Marianna, Florida, is involved in recycling computers and other electronic equipment obtained primarily from local, state, and other federal government agencies. Once the equipment is refurbished by BOP inmates, it is sold at a profit by UNICOR. The superseding indictment alleged that Bailey directed the highest quality equipment to Temples and took steps to eliminate potential competition from other UNICOR contractors. Profits from these arranged sales were split between Bailey and Temples, with Bailey receiving $253,252 over the course of three years. U.S. Attorney Marsh praised the work of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General, Atlanta Area Office, and the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General, Oversight and Review Division, whose joint investigation led to the conviction and sentence in this case. Temples pled guilty and was sentenced to five years probation, plus $25,000 in fines. Ms. Marsh explained, “This investigation required long hours and intense focus to unravel the complexities of the scheme devised by these defendants. Without the dedication and intelligence of the agents and attorneys involved, this fraudulent conduct might have gone unnoticed for years, resulting in additional illegal and corrupt financial gains. The prosecution shows that the Department can and will prosecute anyone where the facts and the law warrant charges. Internal government corruption cannot be tolerated. No one is above the law.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Preisser.Sentencing continued Rotary Club donates to Ministry CenterMembers of the Blountstown Rotary Club gathered at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center Friday to present a donation of $2000 to the center. The Rotary Club raises funds each year through events such as Goat Day and the Big River Roundup Flathead Catfish Tournament that support a variety of community programs, as well as scholarships to local students. Pictured from left are Kevin Yoder, Rev. David Throckmorton, Rotarian Tim Adams, Sandra Willis, Rev. Clyde Roberts, Rotarian James Woods, Store Manager Janice Malone, Rotarian Margie Mason, and Ministry Center Director Cathy Brock Revell. Check us out online! www.thecountyrecord.net

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The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3 Blountstown Drugs Jon Plummer, Pharmacist 20370 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-2222 All Gifts 50% Off Thru Jan. 5th Open Christmas Eve from 8 til 4 CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY Open New Year’s Eve 8 til 4 CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY Jon, Johanna and Gus Plummer The Diamond Corner Fine Jewelry Gifts Custom Framing Jewelry Repairs Bibles 20634 Central Ave. E, Blountstown, Florida 850-674-8801 Storewide Christmas Sale Thursday & Friday Dec. 23rd & 24th ONLY! Sale Excludes Pandora Vera Bradley 10% Off In Stock Items FREE Giveaways While They Last Sorelli Jewelry 10% DISCOUNT Christmas Decorations 50%% DISCOUNT Jewelry Boxes 25% DISCOUNT DISCOUNT USPS 135-060 Published every Wednesday by Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc. 20311 Central Avenue West Blountstown, FL 32424 PHONE: 850-674-5041 •FAX: 850-674-5008 e-mail: therecord@gtcom.net website: www.thecountyrecord.net Periodicals postage paid at Blountstown, FL Post Office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE COUNTY RECORD P.O. Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424 $21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties $26.00 Elsewhere Robert A. Turner Publisher/Editor/Advertising Sharon Turner Bookkeeper/Circulation Kelli Peacock....News Editor Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has never missed an issue.The County Record The Voice of Calhoun County Since 1907 Sheriff’s Office honors seniors at K.I.S.S. banquetCalhoun County Sheriff David Tatum and his team honored participants in the K.I.S.S. (Keeping Independent Seniors Safe) Program with a Christmas banquet last Tuesday. The event was held in the ballroom of the W.T. Neal Civic Center where guests were treated to entertainment by BES students, a delicious meal, and a gift bag. Through the K.I.S.S. program, deputies make regular home visits to check on seniors who live alone. For more on this program, contact the Sheriff's Office at 674-5049.

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The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 4 4 and Happy New Year Willis Insurance Agency would like to wish everyone a “Always Here For You” Hwy. 20 West, Blountstown  674-5680 Willis Insurance Agency would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our customers for their continued loyalty throughout the year. Since becoming an Independent Agency we now have 21 new auto and homeowner companies to offer our customers. These companies include A-plus rated carriers such as, Travelers, Auto Owners, Hartford, Mercury and AAA to name a few. In addition Willis Insurance Agency is now utilizing some of the most sophisticated and innovative software available in the insurance industry that can quickly compare and identify the best available coverage at the best price for our customers. Mavis Ron, Renea, Beckey, and Saige are very excited about the future and the ability to offer customers more choices as well as save them money. 17324 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL  674-4557 All Christmas Items 50% OFF We Will Be Open Christmas Eve Until 4 PM CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY 8 AM 1 PM New Year’s DayGrateful to be home for ChristmasOwens family celebrates a miracleB B Y Y M M A A R R C C Y Y O O W W E E N N S S I have been working on making a lot of memories this Christmas, because last year thereis so much that I do not remember. My mom can tell you how I believe that Christ brought me through it all to make sure I was home this Christmas. -Allison “Allie” Owens When Allie and I spent Thanksgiving Day in the hospital, I thought, “Surely we will be home by Christmas.” Little did I know that by Christmas, Allie would have undergone five surgeries and be in Shands ICU fighting for her life. On November 17, 2009, Allie had her gall bladder removed and on November 19, 2009, she went into shock at home. Her father, Brad, and I rushed her back to Capital Regional ER. It was discovered that she had two holes in her stomach. Four attempts were made to patch the holes and then on Dec. 11, 2009, she developed a pulmonary embolus. Brad and I demanded she be transferred to Shands. We waited what seemed like hours on Leon County EMS to have an available ambulance, then in the early morning hours of Dec. 12, Calhoun EMS came and transported her to Shands, about the only thing that Allie remembers of those 2 days was seeing familiar faces of home taking her and me to Shands. Pretty much the only thing I remember from that first day was Dr. James Lopes telling me, “She is very sick, but she is going to live.” They quickly informed us that she would be in the hospital for several months, and that included Christmas. Brad obtained permission for us to decorate her ICU room, so her Nana, Edna Hewett, and I bought tons of purple Christmas decorations, including a purple tree and angel with a purple gown. We wanted to make sure that if she could not be home, she would not have a blue Christmas. That purple tree became famous and many, many people traveled to her room at the end of the hall to compliment her on her purple tree. It became a symbol of hope for so many families on that ICU wing. Many people kept telling us how strong we were, but let me tell you we survived by focusing on Jesus and He kept us focusing on the moment. He soon taught me to live in the moment and don't let my mind wander to think about things at home and all that we were missing out on. I refused to have a "pity party" because I knew if I lost it, then Allie would, too, and she was laying there cut almost in two so she had to stay positive. Christmas morning found Allie and I alone in Gainesville, while Brad and our son, Bradley, were alone in Blountstown. She opened presents from many family and friends while her dad listened on the phone. On Christmas Eve, Brad turned on the front porch light at our home and told Bradley it was not to be turned off until we all came home. That light was on until March 4, 2010.But if anyone asked we said it was the best Christmas ever because Allie was still with us. Allie has had a very challenging year two more surgeries and many hospitalizations at Shands and faces more surgery in 2011. She lost her job, her medical insurance, some friends and has missed out on many important events in her friends’ lives. Its almost as if God said, “Take everything but her life.” But she is still here with us and will not spend this Christmas in the hospital. It's funny, Brad missed the decorations last year and was anxious for me to put them up this year. But I learned last year that those things absolutely, truly do not matter. Everyone says that, but unless you experience a holiday without all of the decorations and gifts, you really do not get it. But I really do get it. The most beautiful things adorning my home this year are my family and us being together all under one roof. “So many times we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, we tend to forget that Jesus is the reason for theseason,” says Allie. “And because so many people kept me in their prayers, Christ brought me through all that my mom said and brought me home for Christmas. Thank you to all that have kept me and my family lifted up in prayer, to all the churches that added me to their prayer list. May God Bless you and have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!” Riding on the Winter Wonderland ExpressAll aboard! The Winter Wonderland Express has been providing some magical Christmas rides over the past week at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol. Folks have been treated to train rides through the tunnel of lights, Santa's workshop, and even a live nativity scene. Thanks to all those who volunteered their time to make this year's Christmas train experience so memorable.Allie and her mom, Marcy, were all smiles when they rode in the Christmas parade. They have much to celebrate this season.

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To the editor, I speak for the citizens of the town of Altha in thanking all who supported the raising of the memorial monument to Major Jerry Alan Sellers in Altha on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The success of the program was due in no small part to the many citizens of Altha and Calhoun County who participated and attended the event. I want to give a special note of thanks to Harry Cumbaa who donated the memorial stone, its preparation and installation by returning the cost to the Major Jerry Alan Sellers Memorial Scholarship Fund. Thanks to American Legion Post 272 for assuming the fundraising and financial responsibility of the project, contributions of fund and performing the military honors for the service. Thanks to the Altha Town Council who made a major contribution when it approved the raising of the monument at the Town Hall location. We were thankful and humbled by the dedication of the family and a friend and roommate who traveled from the west coast and Hawaii to pay tribute, with the town of Altha, in the commemoration of their loved one. Thanks to everyone at Altha School who were especially kind and supportive of the family at their Veterans Day event, providing a tour of the old school building and lunch in the Cats Cuisine restaurant. A thank you to Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home who generously compiled and printed at no charge the programs that were handed out at the ceremony. Finally, thanks to J.M. Brock, Major Sellers’ 1952 classmate, whose initiative for the project was started four years before his perseverance eventually saw it come to fruition. I also want to personally thank all who helped as well. It was an honor for me to be involved in this patriotic event and to have met a lot of new friends along the way. Wes Johnston Mayor of Altha Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Bozeman of Blountstown, FL, and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Rodgers of Cullman, AL, are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Haley Brooke and John Gabriel. The bride’s maternal grandparents are Shot and Velma Layfield of Blountstown, and paternal grandparents are Glenda Bozeman of Blountstown, and Charles and Olivia Bozeman of Altha. The groom’s maternal grandparents are Betty Hudson and the late Dwight Hudson of Jones Chapel, AL and paternal grandparents are Winnie Rodgers and the late Orbie Rodgers of Sardis, AL. The bride elect attends Chipola College and is pursuing a degree in Communication Disorders. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Athens State University. He is currently employed with the Calhoun County School system and is the defensive coordinator for the Blountstown High School Tigers. The wedding is planned for February 19, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Blountstown at 5 p.m. No local invitations are being sent, however, all friends and family are invited to attend. The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 Stoutamire Insurance, Inc. 16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown, FL Phone 674-5974  Fax 674-8307 Start the new year with Digital TV**and leave your big cable bill behind. 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A reception is planned in their honor on Saturday, Jan. 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Altha Community Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. Bozeman, Rodgers announce plans for February 19 weddingHaley Brooke Bozeman and John Gabriel Rodgers L L e e t t t t e e r r t t o o t t h h e e E E d d i i t t o o r rAltha mayor extends thanks for support of Sellers Memorial T T h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y R R e e c c o o r r d d C CH H E E C C K K U U S S O O U U T T O O N N L L I I N N E E! !G G o o t t o o w w w w w w . t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t This Week in HistoryBy BMS History Department D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 2 2 1 1 9 9 5 5 6 6 The Columbus Zoo in Ohio becomes the site of the first gorilla born in captivity. D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 3 3 1 1 7 7 8 8 8 8 Maryland votes to give 100 square miles to the U.S. federal government, two-thirds of which are now the District of Columbus. D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 4 4 1 1 8 8 5 5 1 1 A devastating fire at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., destroys about two-thirds of its 55,000 volumes, including most of Thomas Jefferson's personal library. D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 5 5 1 1 6 6 5 5 1 1 The General Court of Boston, Massachusetts, makes it a crime to observe Christmas and levies a five-shilling fine on anyone caught doing so. D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 6 6 1 1 7 7 8 8 6 6 Daniel Shay, an American Revolutionary War veteran, leads a rebellion in Massachusetts to protect a tax increase to pay off war debts. Those who couldn't pay were evicted from their property or sent to prison. D D e e c c ee m m b b e e r r 2 2 7 7 1 1 9 9 0 0 0 0 American prohibitionist Carry Nation begins the first of her infamous bar smashing, at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas. D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 8 8 1 1 9 9 4 4 5 5 The U.S. Pledge of Allegiance is officially recognized by Congress.Ministry Center extends appreciation to donorsThe Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center would like to take this opportunity to express our very special thanks to all the businesses and individuals in both counties for the gracious donations given in December. Because of your generosity, many families have been blessed with food, warm clothes, blankets and heaters. May God bless you for your goodness. God is so good! Thanks! The Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center w w w w w w . t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t

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The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6 SGA News In an effort to give local families Christmas for their children, Student Government recently held a toy drive around school. If the students brought in toys they were promised a homework pass and the first period class with the most toys brought in would be given a doughnut breakfast. The students brought in a grand total of 255 toys that will be divided among those deserving families. Student Government was working in conjunction with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Blountstown Fire Department in support of Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club to collect toys for area children who are participating in the Guardian ad Litem program. News from Guidance BHS is now a testing site for ACT. If any student is interested in registering for the February test, please select BHS as your testing center. The registration deadline is January 7, 2011. Our testing center code is 187320. BlountstownHigh School NewsSGA Members are shown with toys collected in their recent drive.SGA sponsors toy drive to help area children in need BlountstownElementary School News Ofc. Tanner holds bike safety program; eight students win new bikes, helmetsSchool Resource Officer Warren Tanner held a bicycle safety program for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at the Blountstown Elementary School. Officer Tanner talked about the importance of wearing a helmet and being safe while riding. A drawing was held after the program and eight lucky students won a new bike and a helmet. Ofc. Tanner is pictured with Chief Glenn Kimbrel and Blountstown Police Department mascot Eddie Eagle after the program. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Douglas (right), Erica Spivey of the Children's Home Society (left) and the toys donated by GCEC employees for the children served by CHS. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently presented toys donated by its employees to the Children’s Home Society. The toys donated by GCEC will be distributed to underprivileged children in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties. “We are happy to be able to donate to this very worthy cause,” Gulf Coast Electric Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Douglas said. “These toys will provide Christmas presents to children who might not have otherwise received any.” Established in 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is one of Florida’s oldest private not-for-profit organizations providing services to children and families. CHS delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children. Every year, CHS helps to improve the lives of about 100,000 children and family members. Nationally accredited since 1982 by the Council on Accreditation, CHS is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla. Its 14 divisions blanket the state, with nearly 2,000 dedicated, trained staff members delivering child-focused, family-centered care. 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. Approximately 75 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. GCEC donates toys to Children's Home Society Chipola College auto students earn national ASE certificationNine Chipola Automotive Technology students recently passed the National (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence exam. Instructor John Gardner, says, "These students have brought our class to higher level and all are going to make great technicians." Pictured from left, are: Jeffrey Felton, Timothy Rainer, Jeremy Anderson, Patrick Baxley, Sam Robison, Levi Stephens, Chuck Hinson, Michael Kinard and T.J Allsop. Three of the studentsFelton, Rainer, and Andersonhave earned six of the eight ASE's and may become Master ASE Certified Technicians before graduation. E EM M A A I I L LY YO O U U R RN NE E W W S ST TO O: : n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t tD DE E A A D D L L I I N N E EM MO O N N D D A A Y YN NO O O O N N G G R R A A N N N N Y Y M M C C B B E E E E ' S S C C H H R R I I S S T T M M A A S S E E V V E E : : After much hard work and determination, Mrs. Judy Rankin actually pulled off another spectacular fourth grade Christmas program at Hosford School. The students and Mrs. Judy worked harder then most people could to impress an audience with a Christmas show that blew the Santa hats off everyone, including the fourth grade! If you missed it, you missed one of the most amazing shows ever! With a lot of humor, and a little bit of holiday sparkle, Granny McBee shared many childhood stories that shared Christmas spirit through many Christmas songs. I think I speak for everyone when I say that I wish I could watch it again and again! Make Your Number 1 Resolution for 2011 QUIT SMOKING Classes Start Monday, January 3  5 p.m. Tuesday, January 4,  10 a.m. Hospital Cafeteria Call 674-5411 Ext. 240 to Register Cal houn Lib ert y Ho s pi tal 20370 NE Bu r n s Av e B l oun tst own, FL New Year’s Resolution

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USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Tim Manning has announced the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs USDA Farm Service Agency offers that provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters. "This program provides a tremendous amount of assistance to producers who have suffered from natural disasters, and is part of the 'safety net' designed to assist farmers and ranchers who feed America and the world," Manning said. "USDA encourages producers who suffered losses during the 2009 crop year to visit their local FSA office to learn more about the SURE program." To be eligible for SURE a farm must have: At least a 10 percent production loss on a crop of economic significance; A policy or plan of insurance under the Federal Crop Insurance Act or the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) for all economically significant crops; Been physically located in a county that was declared a primary disaster county or contiguous county by the Agriculture Secretary under a Secretarial Disaster Designation. Without a Secretarial Disaster Designation, individual producers may be eligible if the actual production on the farm is less than 50 percent of the normal production on the farm due to a natural disaster. Producers considered socially disadvantaged, a beginning farmer or rancher, or a limited resource farmer may be eligible for SURE without a policy or plan of insurance or NAP coverage. For more information on the 2009 SURE program, visit any FSA county office or http://www.fsa.usda.gov/ sure. A group of veterans who had been injured while serving our country were treated to a weekend hunting excursion in Wewa through the Wounded Warrior Project. “It was quite an honor for Bill Marvin and myself to be able to spend a weekend with some true American heroes,” said John Fuller of The Future of Hunting in Florida organization who coordinated the event, adding that it was a way to extend thanks to those who served and sacrificed for our country. “I'm still worn out from this weekend, but I've never felt better about getting a group of new hunters out in the woods.” Calhoun County volunteers who helped host the event were Raymond Russell, Col. Logan Barbee, Ron Waterman, John McCoy, Danny Hassig, Joey Peacock, Bonita Stevens, and Gulf County Commissioner Carmen Maclamore. “These are all great people from the local community who gave up their time so they could be of help,” Fuller remarked.The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 Coach Cooper presented with plaque in memory of Jerry Ward Wounded Warrior Hunting Trip 20725 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, FL Next door to H&R Block & Across from Wakulla Bank 850-674-1535 www.coldcreekboutique.com FREE GIFT With Purchase  Sweaters  Tunic  Fashion Jewelry  Dresses  Blouses  Scarves  Purses  Totes  Unique Items  and Much More Arriving Soon: Miss Me Jeans, Guy Harvey, Cold Creek Jelly, Jams and Preserves All Fashion Jewelry at Rock Bottom Prices Store Hours: 10 ti 6 Mon-Thurs 10 til 7 Fri-Sat Closed Sunday 40% Below Big Department Store Prices Gift Certificates Available Long Sleeve Blouses... Glass Pendant Necklace $ 8 99 or 2 for $ 15 $ 11 99 Ask A b o u t Ou r Rewar d s C o up on AUTO SALES, INC. 19984 Central Ave. W In Front of Alco Don’t Search All Over... Just Call the GROVERS 850-237-2424 or 850-899-0979 The Calhoun County Courthouse will be closed December 24th and December 27th for Christmas and December 31st for New Year’sold house for her and the work was supposed to be done on July 21. She was still waiting over three weeks later. Major Rodney Smith contacted the man, identified as Graham, who said he had a death in the family and had not been able to do the job. Graham was advised he had two weeks to complete the work or he would be charged with exploiting the elderly. He was taken into custody Dec. 15 and given a conditional release. Todd’s residence after receiving information he had made three purchases of pseudoephedrine in a 16 day period. Todd reportedly told authorities he had been selling the pills for $12 per box to an unknown man. Todd was advised that was against the law and was asked if anything illegal was in his house. Todd gave consent to a search and a two liter soda bottle filled with an unknown clear substance was found in a bedroom, along with a funnel. Todd was taken into custody. Additional charges are pending the results of lab tests on the unknown substance. Lisa Hartman, the daughter of the late Jerry Ward who was a star on the Blountstown High School Fighting Tiger team back in 1953, came to town Friday to present a plaque in honor of legendary BHS Coach Ted Cooper in memory of her father. Shown at the presentation are (seated from left) Richard Leath, who served as co-captain of the team in 1955 and was named MVP that year; Donnell Whitfield, named MVPin 1956; Charles Ray Howell, the MVP for the 1954 season, R.L. Alford, who scored four touchdowns in a game against Florida High during the 1953 season; Doug Peacock, who served as co-captain in 1955 and took Jerry Ward's spot the previous year after Ward graduated; (standing) BHS Assistant Principal Debbie Williams, Jim Kearce who led the state in punting during the 1953 season, Coach Ted Cooper, BHS Principal Ronnie Hand, and Lisa Hartman, Jerry Ward's daughter. "He is one of the finest players in the history of Blountstown High School football," Kearce said of Ward, adding, "As Bear Bryant once said about Leroy Jordan, if he stayed in bounds, Jerry would get him." When Coach Cooper came to BHS in 1953, he led the Tigers to their first championship title when they won the Apalachicola Valley Conference. All of the guys shown above played on that team. ChemicalsFarmers can sign up for SUREcrop programExploiting And they came in haste and found their way to Mary, Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manager. Luke 2:16 Blountstown United Methodist Church invites the community to a Christmas Eve Communion on Friday, December 24. Rev. Jim Jines will officiate this come and go service between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. The church is located on Central Avenue across from Subway.Christmas Eve communion to be held at UMC SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 674-5041

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Mrs. Pitts’ 3rd Grade Class Carr School Dear Santa, I hope I have a great Christmas. And I hope you do to. What I want for Christmas is a remote control car. I already had one, I think it was a dodge, but I kinda lost it. It was an orange one. I don’t know what my sisters want but they can tell you. Your friend, Alex Degolyer Dear Santa, I want the move Karate Kid Santa. If you can find it that would be awsome. I think that because it’s a realy cool movie. Sincerly, Karah McDougald Dear Santa, What I want for Crismas is: ipad touchscreen. And ipad and Dsi mp3 with sovas to. Camra for my scrapbook and a beagle puppy. your friend Hannah Tyler Dear Santa, This Christmas I want...Thomas and Friend Ferdinand, bash, and dash, Hero of the Rails video game for wii, Misty Island Rescue DVD, and Misty Island Rescue wooden railway with zip-line. Sincerely Jay Nichols Dear Santa I want rock band three for. Why do I deserve it. I because I was good and I want mp3 Player touch, and I.Pad, cell phone, and that’s all. love your friend Joni Smith Dear Santa, I want a six seated ranger, dirtbike, I-pod touch, DS, 22 rifle, kayak, and pet gator your friend Jackson Goins Dear Santa, I wish for Christmas a Ipad and mpthree player. And I wish my granny could come to my papas. That is all I want for Christmas. Sincerely, Brittley Sangster Dear Santa, I want for Christmas is a dirtbike and a gocart also a I-pod and a x-box 360 and a electric scooter and power ranger DS games and red rider BB gun. Your friend, Gage Boyd Dear Santa, I would like for Christmas lego city, bowtie, vest And that is all. your frind, Logan Spaziante Dear Santa, Can I have a I-pad. Can I have a kitten. Can I have a pony. Can I have a fourwheeler. your friend, Autumn Raisbeck Dear Santa Will you please get me a game called creationary and a bb gun. And I also want a game called Mindflex. And a I spy game thats called find waldo. Sincerely Cole Dear Santa, for Christmas I want a electric scooter and a Dairy Queen Ice Creme Maker and radio and a slither scooter and a big blue fourwheeler but if you cant find our the a littley own but not that tinny of littley. an some more but I don’t no what els I want for Christmas. Love, Sierra-Michelle Maine Dear Santa, I really, really, really want a puppy. I want it because my other puppy ran away. I want it to be a blood hound or a collie. I have 5 cats but hopefully it won’t chase them! Sincerely, Bailee Miller Dear Santa, Hey, Santa! I would like a DSfor Christmas! And also I whant a ripstrick, zhu zh pet, four wheeler. May you get me that for Christmas! Oh and Ialso whan’t a bady red bone hand a real dog please, plus to movies witch is cold Karate Kid, Eclips, and I whan’t a lab top. Your friend Taylor Pate Dear Sana, May Iplece plece have a ripsticks. I have roud one but it was not mine I wus at my Uncle David’s house. And can Ihave a bat, army set, play boys, tank top, and swet pents. Sincerely, Dartanion Hope Dear Santa, I want for Christmas I want a I-Pad and camera and a radio and a fourwheeler and mp3 player and a big pool and a laptop. Love Breanna Alred Mrs. O’Bryan’s 3rd Grade Class Carr School Dear Santa, Is your workshops invisible, please tell me? What does elfs look like send me a picture please Santa? For Christmas i want a gocart. a gi joe mobile sam for my toy GI Joes please and a toy base for my toy GI Joes pleas. And for logan Spazyonta the best fansy clothes in the world. Love, Badley Zane Baldwin Dear Santa, I have to ask you a quiton. How do you get aroud the wrold in one night? Santa I want a new D.S. game, a new bike, and a P .S.P pleez get Haley a robotic horse that looks like rap nint. your frend,Alex Dear Santa, Why do you wear a read suit? I want a guitar, Lego set and a mighty bean set of star wars. For my mom I want to get her a necklace. Sincerely, Cecil Dear Santa, How do you and your elvs make the presents? And I want candy and I want makeup and a camra. And I want Sydnee Pass to have a golf cart. Your friend, Madison Conyers Dear Santa How are youre reindeer? For Christmas I want a Dsi, a 20 gage and 4ten. I want a get my dad a new truck. Sincerly, Chris FinchThe County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 8 8 MEMBER F.D.I.C. Wherever you may wander, Wherever you may roam When it comes to celebrating Christmas, There's just no place like home! Friends like you are always welcome. Thank you for visiting us this past year. We Will Be Closed on Saturday, December 25th and Saturday, January 1st Blountstown  20455 Central Ave. W  850-674-5900 Altha  Hwy. 71  850-762-3417 Bristol  Hwy. 20 & Baker St.  850-643-2221 Here’s hoping you enjoy the best of times with family and friends during the Christmas season. We are very grateful for your continued support Closed Christmas Eve 2 PM Closed Christmas Day Closed New Years Eve 4 PM Closed New Years Day L-R: Travis Pitts, Richard Wise, James Sherrod, Renee Ayers, Tonya Rollins, Joey Wise. Not picture d: Sheila Cauley, Rick & JoAnn Wise Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning 20567 Depot Ave., Blountstown, FL 850-674-4777 Lic#RM0044558Letters to Santa Claus continued on page 9

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Dear Santa, Where do you really live? I’d like an easy bake set, B1, 22ard machine, Baby alive all gone. for my mother get her a shandelier. Your elf, Carrie Dawn Hanna Dear Santa how are you’r raindeer. I want a Jeep with dirt bike and a toy motor cycle with a hot whells racers for my mom. I wan’t a necklas. your friend trenten Dear Santa, How many elfs do you have. I want a truck, trampline, new bike. Gage wants a truck like mine. Sincerely, Cane Miller Dear Santa, How many raindeer do you have?I want a golf cart, camera, make up. I want Madison Conyers to have a DSI. Yours truly, Sydnee Pass Dear Santa, How does your sled go so fast from house to house?For Christmas I want a D.S. game called Mourd cart and I want a wii and a airhop. I want my frind Korgen to see Foldo he is in Kansas. Your frend, Jake Patterson Dear Santa, How many elves do you have and who did you mary? I want you to give me a laptop and a Ipod and a computer. I want Madi to have a Ipod. love, Caylee Dear Santa, What is life like in the North Pole?I would like a wii, the game for the wii, New Super Mario Bros and a laptop. I want my Grandma to have a gold with a dimond ring. Love, Zachary Schmidt Dear Santa, What is you favorit raindeer? I would like to see dancer. I can’t wait to see the presents you get me under my tree. I wish I could fly on your sleigh a time or two. I got something that I want you to get my mom for Christmas a charm braclet. Your friend, Tessa Dear Santa, how many reindeer do you have? I would like these things for Christmas. A pair of toesocks and a jelry set plus an art set thers more a dimond ring a maker board and markers and two pairs of goves an mp3 player an karaokee machine, a shapener a bag of peceils of bag of head bands ya never know but the biggest thing Iwant is a hug from you. Love Breanna Varnum Dear Santa, Is Mrs. Clause good or bad? Camera, laptop and, cellphone. Mom camera. Love, Ashley Bramblett Dear Santa, Are you relley fat or is it your outfit? I whant a new bike. A pere of new shose and a play stashon 3. And one more thang for my baby sister a barbie doll! Sincerely, Braden Dear Santa how do you git the reindeer to fliy. I want a D.S.i and a pugnose dog in a laptop. And what I want for my moma is a new ring. Sincerly Alicia Waldron Mrs. Renee Wallace’s 3rd Grade Class Blountstown Elementary Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a new big play house. As well, a new fake kitchen. Finally, a new fake guitar. Ihave been a good girl this year so I think Ideserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) help my mom clean chores. 2) help clean up the church. 3) clean dishes. When you come down the chimey, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cookies and milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Daniela Martinez Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a new wiII. As well, a new DS. Finally, a new DSi. Ihave been a good girl this year, so I think Ideserve these presents. Three good things I have done are: 1) clean the bathroom. 2) Wash the dashs. 3) Cook fooded for dinner. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cookies and milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Destiny T. Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a dune buggy. As well, a punching bag. Finally, a spyfly. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) I help clean houee 2) clane yot & set 3) help my frand When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cupcakes and ice water on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Carter Waldron Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a black wii. As well, a new Sony Vaiolaptop. Finally, a restaurant to Outback Steakhouse. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) Clean my dads van. 2) Make soup for my sick sister. 3) eat ice cream for desert. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave coke and donuts on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Abdul-Wahab Faruqui Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a pokemon. As well, a whip lash. Finally, and Halo Reach. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) Help my dad at work. 2) Helped tavis 2 times. 3) Helped maw cook 5 times. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cake and tea on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Rylan Hood Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a remote control jet. As well, a remote control car. Finally, a remote control helicopter. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) clean my room 2) take care of the cat 3) help my borther When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave milk and cookies on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Quintin Cargile Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a game boy. As well, a toy gun. Finally, a football. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) help clean house 2) cook food 3) get a cat out of a tree When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cookies and milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Rounzell Brown Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a new puppy. As well, a new D.S. Finally, a new xbox 360. I have been a good girl this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) helped my parent. 2) cleaned my room. 3) Said my prayers at dinner time. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave milk and cake on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Bethany Seaman Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a new bike. As well, a new ipod. Finally, a trip to Hollywood. I have been a good girl this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) cooked food for my sick grandma 2) cleaned the house. 3) take care of my dog. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cake and chocolate milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Reagan Mears Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a xbox 360. As well, a wrestler toys. Finally, a game for the Xbox 360. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) said my prayers at dinner time. 2) take out the trash. 3) clean the floor. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave donuts and coke on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Tavis Simpson Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, I would like a dsi. As well, the mystery date. Finally, the game trouble. I have been a good girl this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) wash the dishes. 2) gave my sisters a soda. 3) washed the car. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave milk and cookies on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Sabry Cook Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a labtop. As well, a Ipod. Finally, a desiI. I have been a good girl this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) I helped the church. 2) I helped my brother with chores. 3) helping my nana.When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave brownies and milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Karen Wyrick Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a pomeranian. As well, a guitar. Finally, a labtop. I have been a good girl this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) I fed my dogs. 2) I always say my prayers at night. 3) I cook for my dad. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave brownies and coke on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Cameron Masai Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a new wii. As well, a kitten. Finally, a trip to Atlanta. I have been a good girl this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) cleaned the whole house. 2) wash the car. 3) prayed for my grandma. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cake and milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Kendall Hatchett Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a new bicycle. As well, a pocket knif.The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 9 9 Waldorff Ace Hardware 25615 N. Main St. Altha, FL 850-762-3228 Closing Friday Noon & Christmas Day Blountstown Collision Hwy. 20 West, Blountstown, FL 674-4013 Gina & Will Miller Vickery-O’Bryan Insuarnce 17555 Main St. North, Blountstown, FL Across From the High School 850-674-5333 Santa, how does your sled go so fast?Letters to Santa Claus continued on page 10

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Toy giveaway and candlelight service set at HillcrestHillcrest Baptist will be having a Candlelight Service Wednesday, December 22, at 6:00 p.m. Come celebrate Christ's birth with us. TOYS FOR KIDS: Distribution of toys will continue on Friday, Dec. 24th, at the church. We have had more toys given to us to share with children in the area. There is also clothing available as well. Hillcrest Baptist is located five miles west of Shelton's corner on CR274. Hope to see you on Friday.Blountstown Comm. Church to present programBlountstown Community Church will be presenting our Christmas Program "A Promise To Remember" on December 22 at 6:00 pm central time. Come and join us in celebrating the true meaning of Christmas! Fellowship will follow after program. For more information, call 643-3602 or 674-7253. Have a merry Christmas!Mass, session on Catholic beliefs at St. Francis tonightOn Wednesday, December 22nd, the third in the series, titled "What Catholics Believe" will be held at Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Blountstown, located on Gaskin St., beginning with Adoration at 5:00 p.m., Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program which is being presented by Stephanie McNeill. Stephanie, is from the Diocese of PensacolaTallahassee. With this one Stephanie is presenting a real Holiday Special to help us, "Get Ready for the Real Christmas with The infancy Narratives." Join us for a session that explores the truth that is the source and summit of Catholic faith. Everyone is welcome. Call 674-4482 to register.The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 Tatum's Hardware & Supply, Inc. Hwy. 20 West Blountstown, FL 674-4559 City Tire Co., Inc. Hwy. 20 West, Blountstown, FL 674-8784 "For unto us a child is born" Isaiah 9:6 TO MY PATIENTS AND FRIENDS, Enjoy Christmas, it's His birthday Enjoy life, it's His way We wish you warm Christmas GREETINGS as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, God's greatest gift to you and to me. Dr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard, Betty Pitts and Kayla Waldron D r. Barry E dewaard 17521 Main St. N Blountstown 674-2020 Celebrating our 30th year many thanks to you With warm wishes and gratitude for your support this past year. We really appreciate your shopping here. Harvey’s #77 17932 Main St. Suite 6 Blountstown Call 674-3700 We will close at 6 PM on Christmas Eve and be closed all day Christmas Day.I really, really, really want a puppy.Continued from Page 9 Finally, the new airport Lego set. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) cleaned out the shed. 2) help load the boat. 3) cleaned out the boat. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cookies and milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Nathan Murray Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, a new batman game. As well, a new Spiderman game. Finally, a new warfering game. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) get stuff frome the car 2) Words on a old house. 3) use my manners. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave apples and water on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Shawn Dees Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, spy net. As well, the whiplash. Finally, a punching bag. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) cleaned the house 2) Washed my dads car 3) rebuilt an old house When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave cake and hot milk on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Micheal Brown Dear Santa Claus, Christmas is coming and I am looking forward to your visit. This year, I would like many things for Christmas. First of all, Star Wars legos. As well, a green litghsaber. Finally, a punchen bag. I have been a good boy this year, so I think I deserve these presents. Three good things Ihave done are: 1) do chores. 2) helped ryla whith his paper. 3) cleand out the van. When you come down the chimney, please look in the kitchen. I am going to leave dounts and coffe on the table for you to have. Thank you, Santa, I am very excited. Kaleb Burch Carr presents "The Incredible Reindeer"Carr School held its annual Christmas Program Friday, December 17. Pre-K and kindergarten classes performed. Third and fourth grades presented the musical "The Incredible Reindeer". These superhero reindeer solve Santa's problems so that Christmas can go on as usual. Thanks to everyone who helped with the event! S S U U B B S S C C R R I I B B E E T T O O D D A A Y Y ! C C a a l l l l 6 6 7 7 4 4 5 5 0 0 4 4 1 1 Church News D D e e a a d d l l i i n n e e M M o o n n d d a a y y N N o o o o n n G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ?E E m m a a i i l l u u s s !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t Need a last minute gift idea? Give a subscription toThe County Record!

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day Monday. No one was home at the time, but investigators entered and smelled a strong chemical odor. They spotted several components used to manufacture meth in the open kitchen area in plain view, including pseudoephedrine, lithium, ammonia nitrate, and solvents used to create a meth vessel. Other items found in the home indicated a “one pot method” was being used for cooking meth. The report noted three children reside in the home and several of the chemicals recovered were in arm’s reach of the children. Kyndal Williams was contacted and told of the findings in her home, then placed under arrest. She reportedly stated she was unaware of meth being cooked at her residence, but said she had bought her husband, Joshua Williams, pseudoephedrine in the past. She further stated he was not speaking to her and was hiding. Authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest. The couple’s children were turned over to their grandparents. JAMES F. AUSTIN James F. Austin, 68, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at Eden Spring Nursing Home in Crawfordville, FL. James was born and raised in Blountstown, FL, and graduated from Blountstown High School. He was a lifelong resident of Woodville, FL. James served in the U. S. Navy for four years. After discharge from the Navy, he began his career with Leon County and worked for over 35 years, retiring in 2006 as Crew Chief with the Public Works Department. James is survived by a daughter, Sherry Austin, of Orlando; his mother Gladys Austin, of Blountstown; a sister Jane Chafin, and husband, Jim, of Marianna; two brothers, John and his wife, Sharon, of Blountstown, and Ralph and his wife, Sherri, of Lake Talquin. James is also survived by Sharon Austin, his former wife of 40 years, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, R. C. Austin, and an infant brother. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in Cottonwood, Alabama. BOBBIE BOYER CHILDS Mrs. Bobbie Boyer Childs, 77, of Altha, passed away December 9, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Bobbie was born on April 14, 1933. Bobbie served as an elementary school teacher for 23 years in Jackson County. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church faith and was a member of the Altha United Methodist Church. She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Walt Childs; their sons, Walter Childs and Burt Childs; their daughters, Bonnie Fagen and Sally Sanders; 10 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and her sister, Nancy Boyer Bridwell. Funeral services were held Saturday, December, 11, at 11:00 am (CST) from the graveside at Herndon Cemetery in Clarksville, FL, with Martha Hyles officiating. Interment followed. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made Emerald Coast Hospice, Altha United Methodist Church, the Florida United Methodist children’s Home or an animal shelter of your choice. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). ANNIE MARIE CUTCHIN Annie Marie Cutchin of Wewahitchka, Florida, passed away Monday, December 13, 2010, in Panama City, Florida. Mrs. Cutchin was born October 1, 1934, to the late Ammon Francis and Exie (Sallas) Miller. She was district manager for the Panama City News Herald for many years and was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Wewahitchka. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Alfred F. Cutchin; three sons, James and his wife, Marcia, Edward and his wife, Lucy, and Rudy and his wife, Pam. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ulysses Miller, of Clarksville; two sisters, Sabra Pierce of Frostproof, Florida, and Varis Blackmon of Graceville Florida. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, at Westside Baptist Church in Wewahitchka with Reverend Derrick Gerber officiating. Interment followed in Buckhorn Cemetery in Wewahitchka. The family would like to express their gratitude for the loving care given their wife and mother by the staff of Community Health and Rehabilitation Center in Panama City. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com). LEONARD CHARLES (L.C.) CEDIE DAVIS Mr. Leonard Charles (L.C.) Cedie Davis, 88, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday night in Blountstown. Cedie was born on January 23, 1922, in Calhoun County and had lived here most of his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Thomas Davis Parrott, and wife, Judy, of Brooksville, FL; nieces, Delynda Bailey and husband, Jody, of Blountstown, and Sherry Mason of Bradenton, FL; one grandson, Terry Parrott; two great-grandsons, Trace and Tommy Parrott; one greatgreat-grandson, Talon Parrott; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 19, at 2 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). SALLY (HALL) HARRIS Sally Ann Hall Harris, 62, of Ludowici, GA, (formally of Altha, FL) died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, due to complications from pneumonia at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, GA. Mrs. Harris was very active in her community with the American Legion Post 168 Ladies Auxiliary. She also supported activities of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a charter member of the Association of Retired Americans in Savannah. She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Allen Hall, Sr.; her mother, Mary Leona Hall Burke; and one brother, Vernon Allen Hall, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Richard T. Harris Sr.; one son, William Earl Barnhill II; one daughter, Kristina Graham; two grandchildren, Stephen Segrest and Jennifer Graham; two brothers, Eugene Moses and Alonzo Hall Kickingwolf; three sisters, Sara Imboden, Alice Johnson and Kathleen Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Her memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church on East General Stewart Way in Hinesville, GA. MARY BEVELYN McCLELLAN MARCHANT Mary Bevelyn McClellan Marchant, 84, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2010, in Blountstown. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was very active in Prison Ministry. Mary was also a member of the Red Hat Society and a volunteer for Calhoun County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, and her father-inlaw, R.C. Marchant of Parker, Florida. Survivors include her son, Steve Marchant, and his wife, Sandy, of Blountstown; two granddaughters, Stephanie Brogden and her husband, Keith, and Nicole Purvis and her husband, Brad; great-grandchildren, Rendi Brogden and Barrett Purvis; a step-granddaughter, Natalie Essinger; two sisters, Marjorie Wood of Blountstown and Jean Williams of Jessup, Georgia; many nieces and nephews and special friends. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, December 20, from the Blountstown First Baptist Church with Reverend David Throckmorton officiating. Interment followed in Boggs Cemetery. Flowers were welcome, but memorial contributions may be made to Calhoun County Take Stock in Children Scholarship Fund, 20859 Central Ave E., Blountstown, FL 32424. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6745449 or online at www.adamsfh.com). LAVADA C. O’BRYAN Lavada C. O’Bryan, of Blountstown, Florida passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010, in Blountstown. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bristol, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Lela (Parrish) Owens; and a son, Michael Roy O’Bryan. Survivors include sons, Marcus “Buddy” O’Bryan of Bristol and Johnny Kimbrel of Panama City; a daughter, Teresa Ann Turner, also of Panama City; grandchildren, Katina and Kimberly O’Bryan and Jeremy and Tyler Turner. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. ET,Saturday, December 18, at Assembly of God Church in Bristol with Reverend Coy Collins officiating. Interment followed in Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6435410 or online at www.adamsfh.com). LUMEN (RUSH) RUSHING Lumen (Rush) Rushing, 67, of Altha, FL, passed away Saturday night, December 18, 2010, at his home. Rush was born on December 21, 1942, in Brewton, AL, and had lived in Calhoun County since 2006. He was a retired rehabilitation therapist for 25 years. Rush was an ordained minister and was a lay chaplain with Covenant Hospice. He served three years in the United States Army and was a member of Rivertown Community Church in Blountstown, FL. Survivors include his wife, Judith Rushing, of Altha; two sons, Frank Rushing and wife, Jennifer, of Keystone Heights, FL, and Jason Andrew Rushing of Alpharetta, GA; three stepsons, Shawn David Palmer and wife, Blanca, of Missouri, David Underwood of Middleburg, FL, and Daniel Underwood of Doe Run, GA; two daughters, LaJuana Rushing and Richelieu Williams of Middleburg, GA, and Linda Eby and her husband, Nathaniel, of Blountstown; one brother, Nepolian Rushing, of Michigan; one sister, Elna Rushing Miley, of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Jonathan Charles Phillips, Brent Franklin Rushing and Judith Esperanza Palmer; and two great-grandchildren, Anna Marie Phillips and Madison Nichole Phillips. Memorial services will be held Thursday, December 23, at 10:00 am (CST) at Rivertown Community Church in Blountstown with Kevin Yoder officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 23, from 9 am (CST) until service time at 10 am (CST) at Rivertown Community Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave. Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446 or Rivertown Community Church, 19359 SR 71 N., Blountstown, FL 32424. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266).The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 O O B B I I T T U U A A R R I I E E S S This Holiday Season... May the Spirit of the season fill your heart and home throughout the year. From our family to yours... Happy Holidays! Adams Funeral Home 850-674-5449 Tim Adams Owner & Licensed Funeral Director www.adamsfh.com Church DirectoryFor Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 Meaningful Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 AM Exciting Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Bible Study & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM Pastor David Throckmorton Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20 and Main Street in BlountstownFirst Baptist Church Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Blountstown First Assembly of God Churc h Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...5:00 PM Wednesday Service...7:00 PM Pastor, Shelton Kindig Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street Blountstown, FL 850-674-4331 St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR 850-674-8716 "We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults" Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM Blountstown United Methodist Church Located on Hwy 20 directly across from Sub-Way & McDonalds Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM Sunday School...9:45 AM Sunday Worship...11:00 AM Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB on PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD FAMILY DENTISTRY 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEP HO NE : (850)643-5417 Christmas Eve St. Francis of Assisi Church December 24 7:30 p.m. Spanish Vigil 11:45 p.m. Carols 12:00 Midnight Mass December 25 10:30 a.m. Meth lab busted continued G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ? E E m m a a i i l l u u s s !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t

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Dexter is a young male Boston Terrier mix that is looking for a home for Christmas. He, along with his sibling Deb, is friendly and playful. Both are available for adoption at the Partners for Pets shelter. It is located at 4011 Maintenance Dr., in Marianna. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.. 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m., but we are closed this Saturday, for Christmas. For more information, please call 482-4570 or you may visit www.partnersforpets.petfinder.com Merry Christmas from Partners for Pets!The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 2 2CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES NOVEMBER 16, 2010 PRESENT AND ACTING: HAROLD, PICKRON, CHAIRMAN DON MILLER, VICECHAIRMAN WILLIE T. GRANT DARRELL MCDOUGALD DANNY RAY WISE EMMANUEL HIRES, DEPUTY JOE WOOD, ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR MATT FUQUA, ATTORNEY RUTH W. ATTAWAY, CLERK JANICE HOLLEY, DEPUTY CLERK The meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairman Miller. Prayer and pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by Clerk Attaway. SWEARING IN OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS Attorney Fuqua read the oath of office to new elected County Commissioners Darrell McDougald and Willie T. Grant. RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD Attorney Fuqua asked the Board for nominations for FY 2010-2011 Board Chairman and a motion was made by Commissioner Grant, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to appoint Commissioner Pickron as the 2010-2011 Board Chairman. A motion was made by Commissioner Grant, seconded by Commissioner McDougald and carried to re-appoint Commissioner Miller as the Board’s ViceChairman. PLANNING COMMISSION The Board met at 4:00 p.m. with the following recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners: Exempt subdivision for Boka Branch owner Kathryn Berendes. After discussion, motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to approve the above request with the condition that the owners shall record a deed from the owner, to the owner, with the following language. This parcel may not be further subdivided until Piggy Lane is accepted as a public road by the County or until this parcel is served by another public road. ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, JOE WOOD Mr. Wood recommended to the Board that they award the 2008 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grant Project that was tabled at the November 3, 2010 Board Meeting to North Florida Construction for the low bid of $557,932.60. A motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to award low bid to North Florida Construction for $557,932.60. Mr. Wood informed the Board that Emerald Waste Services requested having a workshop to discuss waste service issues. After discussion, the Board agreed to have a workshop December 2, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. (CT) in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the Courthouse. SHERIFF TATUM Sheriff Tatum presented to the Board for approval and execution an Agreement to purchase NG911 Emergency Management System with grant funds without further cost to the County. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to approve and execute the NG911 Emergency Management System Agreement. Sheriff Tatum discussed with the Board the possibility of clearing out the blue building behind the jail and remodeling for an addition to the new jail. The Sheriff said he discussed this with Mr. Jenks, Maintenance Superintendent because he is using part of the building for storage. Sheriff Tatum suggested to Mr. Jenks that the Canning Center on Charlie Woods Road was empty and could be used for storage. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to vacate the blue building and allow the Sheriff to remodel for additional jail space. DR. CHARBONNEAU, DIRECTOR, CALHOUN/LIBERTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Dr. Charbonneau updated the Board on the activities at the Health Department. He stated that a grant has been acquired to operate a medical center in Altha, Florida. The clinic will have a full time Nurse Practitioner for primary care. He asked the Board for a letter of endorsement in support of the application, HRSA 11-017 NAP A motion was made by Commissioner McDougald, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to write the letter of endorsement. Dr. Charbonneau invited the Board members to attend the grand opening of the new clinic in Altha, Friday, November 19, 2010 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Dr. Charbonneau stated that the dental van has completed their task in Blountstown through the 3rd grade. They will begin working in Altha soon. ATTORNEY FUQUA Attorney Fuqua discussed with the Board having a Public Hearing for Break-Away Drag Strip issues. After discussion, the Board agreed to have the Public Hearing December 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. (CT). CLERK ATTAWAY Clerk Attaway informed the Board that the Florida Association of Counties Trust (FACT) will have their 2010 FACT annual meeting Friday, December 10, 2010 in Tallahassee, Florida. She discussed the Board appointing a designee to represent the Board at the Annual Members’ meeting of FACT. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to reappoint Chairman Pickron to represent them in the meeting. The November 3, 2010 minutes were approved as presented. Clerk Attaway discussed with the Board the gift certificates given to Board employees at Christmas and a motion was made by Commissioner Wise, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to continue to give the $50.00 gift certificate. Clerk Attaway presented to the Board the final 2009-2010 Budget with amendments for a total of $25,584,581 for approval. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to approve the final budget as amended. CHAIRMAN PICKRON Chairman Pickron informed the Board that Dowling Parrish and Dan Clemons advised him that the well on the Kelly property could run off a generator and would meet all the requirements from the Weatherization Program. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Wise, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to install the well on the Kelly property. There being no further business, the Board did adjourn. ATTEST: RUTH W. ATTAWAY, CLERK HAROLD PICKRON, CHAIRMAN C C a a l l h h o o u u n n C C o o u u n n t t y y C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n M M i i n n u u t t e e s s Legal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T I N T H E F O U R T E E N T H J U D I C A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A CASE NO. 07-2008-CA=000233 SUPERIOR BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALAN NEIL THRASHER a/k/a ALAN N. THRASHER; GLENDA MICHELLE THRASHER; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. _________________________________ ______________/ N O T I C E O F S A L E NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Re-Schedule Public Sale entered in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on December 30, 2010 at 11:00 A.M.(CST), on the FRONT STEPS OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, located at 20859 Central Ave., Blountstown, Florida, the following described property: W 1/2 of all that part of the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 35, Township 2 North, Range 11 West, lying North of Whitewater Creek, in Calhoun County, Florida. Property Address:22606 NW McKenzie Blvd., Altha, Florida, 32421 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 13th day of December, 2010. SONYA K.DAWS Florida Bar No.0468134 Sonya Daws, P.A. 3116 Capital Circle N.E., #5 Tallahassee, FL 32308 Telephone:(850) 668-5246 Facsimile:(850) 668-5613 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing document was furnished by U.S.Mail to Alan Neil Thrasher and Glenda Michelle Thrasher, 21079 NE Mike Stevens Road, Blountstown, FL 32424; and Unknown Tenant(s) in Possession, 22606 NW McKenzie Blvd., Altha, FL 32421, this 13th day of December, 2010. SONYA K.DAWSLegal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T O F T H E F O U R T E E N T H J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A C a s e N o : 1 0 2 5 8 C A Prosperity Bank, Plaintiff, -vsDavid D.Burton a/k/a David Douglas Burton, and any unknown parties, including any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees and spouses, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant, Defendants. A M E N D E D N O T I C E O F S A L E Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in the above-captioned case, I will sell the property situated in Calhoun County, Florida, described in as: Lot 15, Serenity Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 86, Public Records of Calhoun County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Calhoun County Courthouse, at 20859 SE Central Avenue, Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida, 32424 at 11:00 a.m.CST on 6th day of January, 2011. DATED this 9th day of December, 2010 Ruth Attaway, Clerk of CourtLegal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T O F T H E 1 4 t h J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T O F F L O R I D A I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y C A S E # : 2 0 1 0 C A 0 0 0 3 5 2 DIVISION: UNC: EverHome Mortgage Company Plaintiff, -vsDebbie Diann Larkins a/k/a Diane Larkin; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1;Unknown Tenants in Possession #2;If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). N O T I C E O F A C T I O N F O R E C L O S U R E P R O C E E D I N G S P R O P E R T Y TO:Debbie Diann Larkins a/k/a Diane Larkin;ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 15096 Southeast Red Horse Sucker Drive, Blountstown, FL 32424 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either or both has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s);and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Calhoun County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 9, BLOCK H, AND THE EAST 30 FEET OF LOT 8, BLOCK H, OF CHIPOLA RIVER ESTATES, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN THE RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 59 more commonly known as 15096 Southeast Red Horse Sucker Drive, Blountstown, FL 32424. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately there after;otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 8th day of December, 2010 RUTH ATTAWAY CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURTSLegal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A P R O B A T E D I V I S I O N F i l e N u m b e r : 2 0 1 0 4 8 R IN RE:LEONARD McCROAN, JR., Deceased. N O T I C E O F A D M I N I S T R A T I O N A N D N O T I C E O F C R E D I T O R S TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of the Estate of Leonard McCroan, Jr., File Number 2010:48PR is pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division, 20859 Central Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424, the address of which is the Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida.The Personal Representative of the Estate is Clara Geneva Williams McCroan.The name and address of the Personal Representative’s attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have.Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be state.If the claim is secured, the security shall be described.The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to the Personal Representative.All persons interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objection they may have that challenges the validity of the decedent’s Will, the qualifications of the Personal Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. DATED this 7th day of December, 2010 Clara Geneva Williams McCroan 17772 NE Leonard McCroan Rd. Altha, FL 32421 J.DAVID HOUSE 16865 S.E.RIVER STREET BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 (850) 674-5481 FLORIDA BAR #282359 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP.Legal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T O F T H E 1 4 T H J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A C I V I L D I V I S I O N C A S E N O 0 7 2 0 1 0 C A 0 0 0 2 9 7 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATE SERIES 2006-L1 Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO ALFARO;UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PEDRO ALFARO;AARON GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AARON GONZALEZ;MAIKEL ALFARO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIKKEL ALFARO;JOSE FERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE FERNANDEZ;UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. N O T I C E O F A C T I O N To the following Defendant(s): JOSE FERNANDEZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE FERNANDEZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: (PARCEL 1):COMMENCE AT 6”X6” CONCRETE MONUMENT (SJPC) MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH RANGE 11 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA;THENCE NORTH 046’01” WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 1,334.68 FEET TO A 4” ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT (PSM 2142) MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION, SAID MONUMENT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0046’01”WEST ALONG SAID LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1334.68 FEET TO A 4”ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT (PSM 2142) MARKING THE EAST 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION;THENCE 0027’19”WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 649.23 FEET TO A 4”X 4”UNMARKED CONCRETE MONUMENT OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO.167;THENCE SOUTH 5441’20”WEST, ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 635.12 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 0046’01”EAST A DISTANCE OF 1620.09 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4;THENCE NORTH 8948’19”EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 520.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a SEC 30 TOWNSHIP 2N RANGE, FOUNTAIN, FLORIDA 32438 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before January 31, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE COUNTY RECORD and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter;otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 20859 Central Ave., E, Rm.130, Blountstown, FL 32424, telephone 850-674-4545 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading;if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 16th day of December, 2010. RUTH W.ATTAWAY As Clerk of the CourtLegal NoticeN O T I C E O F D I S P O S A L M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will dispose of contents of the following unit on 31, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.if not paid in full and emptied out.The unit is believed to contain household and/or personal property. Patricia Chapman Units 24-S, 32-S 27-N Randy Barfield Unit 9-NLegal NoticeThe annual Information Return Form, 990 of the W.T.Neal Civic, Inc.is available for public inspection as of February 15, 2011 at 17773 N.Pear St., Blountstown, Florida 32424. LEGAL NOTICESDeadline Monday Noon Please Email Your Ads to news@thecountyrecord.netno faxes please CALHOUN & LIBERTY COUNTYSHERIFF'S LOGC C A A L L H H O O U U N N C C O O U U N N T T Y Y D D e e c c . 1 1 3 3 : : Delie Coxwell, failure to appear; Kevin Hansford, failure to appear D D e e c c . 1 1 4 4 : : Darrell Suggs, driving while license suspended or revoked; Jerry Lewis, failure to appear, county VOP; John Davis, child support; Steven Bequette, child support; Scott Howell, violation of community control D D e e c c . 1 1 5 5 : : Cedric Calvin Graham, exploiting the elderly; Alison Joy Russo, domestic battery; James Ricketts, violation of county ordinance D D e e c c . 1 1 6 6 : : Thomas A. Todd, possession of listed chemicals; Ralph W. Waterman, unemployment compensation fraud; Wesley Stephens, violation of county probation; Phillip Greathouse, violation of probation D D e e c c . 1 1 7 7 : : Adam Leon Richerson, failure to appear/Liberty County warrant D D e e c c . 1 1 8 8 : : John Messer, violation of probation L L I I B B E E R R T T Y Y C C O O U U N N T T YY D D e e c c . 9 9 : : Desmond Johnson, battery on detention staff D D e e c c . 1 1 0 0 : : Lynn Diane Clark, violation of community control; J. Jerry King, poss. of l/t 20 grams marijuana D D e e c c . 1 1 2 2 : : Blas Ramirez-Luna, driving with no valid license; Sherry Bivins Johns, housing for CCSO D D e e c c . 1 1 3 3 : : Pablo Lopez Romeo, no valid drivers license; Richard Lance Durden, violation of probation; Delea Shay Coxwell, holding for CCSO D D e e c c . 1 1 5 5 : : Cara Gowan, harassing phone call; Alison Russo, holding for CCSO; Scott Howell, violation of community control; Randy Kent, batteryT T h h e e a a b b o o v v e e i i n n d d i i v v i i d d u u a a l l s s w w e e r r e e b b o o o o k k e e d d i i n n t t o o t t h h e e C C a a l l h h o o u u n n o o r r L L i i b b e e r r t t y y C C o o u u n n t t y y J J a a i i l l o o v v e e r r t t h h e e p p a a s s t t w w e e e e k k . A A l l t t h h o o uu g g h h t t h h e e y y h h a a v v e e b b e e e e n n c c h h a a r r g g e e d d w w i i t t h h a a c c r r i i m m e e , t t h h e e y y a a r r e e c c o o n n s s i i d d e e r r e e d d i i n n n n o o c c e e n n t t u u n n t t i i l l p p r r o o v v e e n n g g u u i i l l t t y y .EDITOR'S NOTE: In last week's edition, the Sheriff's Log for Calhoun County listed a Ronnie W. Pitts. This should have been listed as Ronnie Brandon Pitts. P P e e t t s s o o f f t t h h e e W W e e e e k k w w w w w w . t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t

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The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 Wishing your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! T he T a x Colle c tor ’ s O ffi c e will b e c losed on D e c em b er 24 th & 27 th for Christmas and D e c em b er 31 st for New Years D ay F rom B e c k y S mith Calhoun County T a x Colle c tor and S taff The Nutcracker BalletThe Liberty County Arts Council presented its annual performance of The Nutcracker Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Annika Milligan (shown at right) starred in the lead role of Clara. The Bristol Ballet School, directed by Bonita Beck, performed as snowflakes, flowers, Chinese, Arabian, Spanish, reed flute, magical doll, soldiers, mice, ginger children, and angels, featuring a cast of 75, including professional dancers from Dance Alive National Ballet of Gainesville. Shown at left is Anna Jo Hall. PHOTOS BY BEN HALL OF B'S PHOTO Located at B&B El ect r o ni c s 19872 SR 20 We s t Bl ou n t s tow n FL 674-3711 C l o s ed Ch ris t m a s E v e & Ch ris t m a s D a y B&B C l o s ed Ch ris t m a s D a y O nl yLack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many need daily or weekly treatments and they don’t have a car or are too ill to drive. The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program provides volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients to and from these life-saving cancer treatments. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles. The American Cancer Society has a vast volunteer network in which individuals can make a difference in the fight against cancer. One way to make a critical difference is by becoming a volunteer driver for the Road to Recovery program. Volunteer driving requires only a safe driving record, free time, a serviceable vehicle, and the desire to help. To find out if Road to Recovery or other transportation assistance is available in your area, call 1-800-ACS-2345. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver, call Jill Pait, the Panhandle Patient Services Manager at (850) 2662288 or (407) 489-2867.American Cancer Society offering "Road to Recovery" transportation help to patients

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The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 4 4 BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR SPECIAL RATES ON THESE SPACES CALL 674-5041 Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation Serving This Area For 31 Years Full Time Office and Sales Department 20567 NW Depot Avenue BLOUNTSTOWN, FL W W W H H H A A A L L L E E E Y Y Y850-674-4777 Lic.#RM0044558 Well Drilling Mike Purvis, Owner LICENSED DRILLERS SALES & REPAIRS 674-8942 CAPPS AND REFRIGERATION Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units, Ice Machines & Cold Storage HWY. 20 WEST -BLOUNTSTOWN, FLA............. 674-8538 George White, Owner/Operator CERTIFIED MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR CMC1249448 € #ER0002898 € #MV-21777 GOODMAN MANITOWOC Ice Machines HOSHIZAKI Ice Machines SERVING THIS AREA SINCE 1962 WHITE'S AIR CONDITIONING, INC "No Job Too Big or Small" CONCRETE WORK LANDSCAPING PRESSURE CLEANING CERAMIC TILE SEAMLESS GUTTERS PAINTING SCREEN ENCLOSURES 850-674-8092 Cell: 573-0616 Williams Home ImprovementsServing Calhoun County Since 1990 NO MONEY UP FRONT PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES Res. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560 Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 W W E E ' V V E E G G O O T T Y Y O O U U C C O O V V E E R R E E D D ! 850-674-8092 Cell: 573-0616Williams Home Improvements NO MONEY UP FRONT PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES ROOFINGPROFESSIONALS Res. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560 Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 ACME APPLIANCE REPAIR Reasonable Rates/Friendly Service Warranty Service On GE € Hotpoint € Fridgidaire € Whirlpool € Maytag 850-639-2225 Office 850-348-0351 Alltel Cell www.acmeappliancerepair.com McPherson Pest Control Howard Boyd, Sales & Service 7979 Shady Grove Road, Grand Ridge, FL 32424 Cell: 850-447-1507 Home: 850-237-1338 mcpherson@wfca.net Across from Wakulla Bank in Downtown Blountstown  674-1988 Open Monday Saturday 5 AM Noon Connie's Kitchen Auto Sales, Inc. 19984 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 850-237-2424 Cell 850-899-0979 Fax 850-237-2433 James and Sherry Grover Portable Buidings Carolina Carports Kitchen Rehab Remodel, Refinish, Repairs Countertop, Home Repairs, Doors & Windows Jo hn S t orm ant 850-532-2776 C e ll 850-271-8601 Hom e F r ee Esti m ates & Answe r sIf Every Day Were Christmas Romans 14:5 The 14th chapter of Romans is a rare piece of writing. In it the apostle pleads for sympathy and toleration without compromise of faith. In the fifth verse there is an interesting allusion to the keeping of special days. The Jewish religion has many special seasons and celebrations, just as the Christian calender does. A principle in Christianity is that salvation says to all there is no saving value in the keeping of days, but their wise use may be and frequently are helpful. There were some in the early church who esteemed every day alike. There were others who attached importance to special days. The apostle takes a broad and tolerant view of the matter by saying, "Let each man be fully assured in his own mind." What if every day were Christmas? This suggestion at first glance is not altogether agreeable. For there are tired mothers to whom the season means extra household duties, heavily burdened fathers whose financial resources are often strained to meet new demands, salesmen and saleswomen worn by the rush of Christmas trade, drivers of delivery trucks, the postmen almost buried beneath the load of packages. Even the internet is busy, busy, busy. Christmas is misused and often a season of excesses and extremes, but would you do away with it? Despite all the excesses and hardships is there not a rainbow of glory over every Christmas celebration? If every day were Christmas, every day would be one of prophetic idealism and a rebuke to selfish living. At Christmas men and women whose thoughts have been mostly of self are moved to think of others. The idea of serving others and making others happy affect even the most indifferent. The way to look at it is, will I give to others as much as I will give to myself and my immediate family? Will I give of myself to help me and mine? Will I give myself even as Jesus did on that first Christmas morning? Even the idea that it is more blessed to give than to bargain, finds lodgment in some minds. For a brief period cruel competitions that grind human society are lessened if not forgotten. For a brief period society seems to be more of one family and there is a delight in seeing everybody joyous. Some have to work, some don't have anything, some are lonely, will be take time out to brighten their day. That doesn't mean if we think of it or get time either. To really have a wonderful Christmas we will have to give. The more we give the better Christmas will be for us. If we would really get into the spirit of Christmas and not selfish, but selfless we might, through doing good, influence someone to God. Show a little kindness, love, understanding, gentleness toward others and spread a little Christmas Spirit around this year. You'll be surprised at the results. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyday were this kind of Christmas? Then if everyday were Christmas we would especially be reminded to take Jesus seriously and center our thoughts and affections on the Christ child. Many don't really take Jesus seriously enough, even at Christmas. Does the sermon on the Mount seem feasible to you, the Beatitudes possible in daily life. Even the great words, "Peace on earth good will toward men." Do they appear workable at Christmas time and all year long. Our minds might even drift to John 3:16 and we realize we haven't taken seriously the lessons that our Lord taught, and we have not taken Him at His Word. Do we share, do we give, do we sacrifice more and find new joy in doing so? Wouldn't it be great if every day were like that, wouldn't it be great if everyone were like that? Also, our thoughts and affections would be on Jesus, the Christ-child. The cradle and Christmas are forever associated. God Himself joined them together. And man cannot, even if he wanted to, quite tear them apart. This is what Christmas is all about, able gift and promote the Christ-like Spirit. Wouldn't that be the best? Last, if every day were Christmas we would be reminded of what Christ said about little children and our homes would be exalted. "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not." With the return of Christmas men and women who have forgotten the child remember Him again. Ministries of tenderness to children come on Christmas that might not otherwise come. A lot of people sacrifice a great deal for their children at Christmas and love their children at Christmas when at other times it's not so. Wouldn't this be great all the time. Home life would be exalted, too. It helps to make strong the ties of kinship and to express on the mind of children the memories of the season of a birth of the Savior, of gift-laden trees, of joy and happiness as a family. Christmas away from home is not much Christmas at all. It needs mother, father, children, maybe grandchildren, and other family groups to really glorify Christmas These are family ties I will never forget or get away from. Wouldn't these same ties be wonderful all year round if we don't have them. Why not this spirit every day. If it’s not because we have confined our Christianity to special days and forgotten or ignored the high levels of spiritual living on other days? It's not in the purpose of God that He should be remembered one day in the week and forgotten six days, no and its wrong to lavish all our gifts at holiday time and have little love and be miserly of all those graces of the heart and mind the rest of the year. If the spirit of Christmas were with us every day, some revolutionary events would occur. Selfishness would die a death of starvation. Greed would be hung higher than Haman. Foolish pride would go down in crushing defeat. Senseless strife and silly bickerings would shame each other to death The prayer of Jesus for the unity of his followers would be answered. Racial animosities would be drowned in a sea of brotherhood. War, with all its horrors, brutality and devilishness would be an impossibility. Let's all of us work, pray, and be an example of what Christmas really is and do all we can to live it every day. Merry Christmas to all.Rev. R.W. Waterman shares holiday messageIf Every Day Were Christmas

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A A u u t t o o s s 2010 Toyota Camry, excellent condition, asking payoff.Red w/gray interior.Will transfer full warranty.Call 850-209-4500. 2002 Chevy Blazer, 101k miles, V-6, Vortec, power seats and windows, 4 door, towing package, $6500 OBO.Call 762-2252.F F o o r r R R e e n n t t 2 bedroom trailers for rent. Garbage service, laundrymat available.Call 674-4011 after 5:00 p.m. Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom on John F.Bailey Road, SR 20 W, Blountstown.$100 to $145 weekly.Deposit required.All utilities included.NO PETS. Also RV for rent.Call 674-7616 or 850-214-6203, leave message and will return call. Closed Sunday’s & Monday’s. RV trailers for rent.Furnished water, electricity, lawn service, garbage, mail service, and laundrymat service available. $85.00 $100.00 weekly. Couples or singles only.NO pets.Call 674-4011. Two bedroom, two bath mobile home for rent located six miles north of Blountstown on Hwy.69 North.Water, sewer, and grass mowing provided. Deposit required.No pets.Call 674-8888. Two & three bedroom trailers for rent in Altha, nice.Call 7629555 or 762-8597.F F o o r r S S a a l l e e 53”Sony floor model TV, stereo set up with 2 speakers and several CD’s and ld record albums.$100 for everything. Call 762-8778. Used Baldwin piano, $150. Call 674-7422. MUST SELL!! 2008 Forest River Wildwood Camper for sale.26’Quad bunk, sleeps 8. Used 5 times.Like new. $11,000 OBO.Call 674-2021, please leave message. Complete games systems:1 super Nes with 5 games, 2 regular Nes with 3 to four games each, 1 Sega Genesis, 2 Nes 64s with 3 to 4 games each, 1 gamecube with screen and 3 very rare Sega Saturns each with 6 games.If interested call 762-3477 for more information. Will sell individual or all 12 systems for $350.00. Ford industrial 4500 backhoe, 60 HP diesel, runs great. Needs seats and hoses replaced.Backhoe bucket sloppy.Fine for clearing, $2,000 OBO.Call 762-8670 or 8668239.F F r r e e e e P P e e t t Free 6 month old chocolate lab mix, female.Has had all shots and is fixed.Call 6748017.H H i i r r i i n n g g Hiring Locally This Week Liberty National Life Insurance CompanyFull Training Provided Potential of $60K+ Annually. 401K, BCBS Insurance & Pension for those who Qualify.Call 1-800-257-5500 to set up an interview.L L o o s s t t & & F F o o u u n n d d Lost a small black and white dog.Schnauzer/poodle mix. Long hair.Very beloved pet. Only about 9 months old.No collar.Answers to the name of Spanky.Last seen on Lee Farm Road on November 27.If picked up, please just call, we’ll come pick him up, no questions asked.Call Meagan at 8990802. PLEASE help me find my dog! Her name is Pogo.She is a black and white pit, but she favors a boxer.She’s approximately 60 lbs.with a bob tail. She was last seen Sunday, December 12th on Bridges Ave., the neighborhood straight across from Harvey’s.Please contact Jessica at 850-4470501.P P e e t t s s f f o o r r S S a a l l e e Chocolate lab/terrier collie mix puppies for sale.Six to choose from.Dewormed and vaccinated.$50 OBO.Call Kala at 850567-3663. T-cup and Toy Chihuahuas “Christmas puppies”.Now taking deposits.Call 674-3532 or cell, 545-5732.R R e e a a l l E E s s t t a a t t e e Waterfront property Dead Lakes, Cypress Point Subdivision, Lot #5, 1 acre. Subject to legally recorded restricted covenants.Call 850229-6284 before 10:15 ET or 850-866-8567.leave message.W W a a n n t t e e d d Wanted old appliances, wire, metal post, old law mowers, batteries, tin, tin roofing.Will tear down old trailers, air conditioners, old gas tanks, all scrap metal.Will pick up for free on Saturdays and Sundays.Call 566-9255.The County Record, DECEMBER 22, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 5 5 Deadline Monday Noon  FAX: 674-5008  Phone: 674-5041  E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Call Chris Nissley 674-8081 or Cell: 643-8561 ALL TYPESINSURANCEAUTO HOME LIFE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE For A Friendly Quote Call674-5333Vickery-O’BryanINSURANCE603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Driver Trainees Needed Now at Werner Enterprises! Earn up to $700 per Week after training. Great Benefits! No Experience needed! Local 15-day CDL Training available With TDI 1-866-280-5309 The best time to fish is just a click away... www.thecountyrecord.net Good Luck! ...and Wear A Life Jacket! moon phases solunar tables river readings Need A Rubber Stamp? Place Your Order With Us For Fast Service at Reasonable Prices The County Record Between Hopkins and Badcock 674-5041 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT USDA, APHIS, WILDLIFE SERVICES Office Automation Clerk GS-326-04 The Florida Wildlife Services program is recruiting for a GS-326-04 Office Automation Clerk for the North Florida District Office, located in Bristol, FL. Primary responsibilities include general clerical duties such as typing, filing, answering telephone calls, greeting the public, sorting mail, and maintaining and entering data into spreadsheets and databases. The p osition will be a part time, term appointment. Salary: $13.41 per hour (GS 4 Step 1). Typically the work schedule will be 20 hours per week. Benefits are available. Applicants must be a US citizen. Anyone interested in this position should submit a resume to the following address: USDA Wildlife Services ATTN: John Dunlap P.O. Box 579 Bristol FL 32321 All applications must be post marked on or before January 7, 2011. For a copy of the Position Description, questions, or additional information, please contact John Dunlap, North Florida District Supervisor at 850-643-1310. USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER Safeguarding American Agriculture APHIS is an agency of USDA’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Accepting Quotes Florida Department of Corrections, Region 1, is accepting quotes for the purchase of surplus property. This includes eight (8) horses and 1 lot of assorted tack. F o r add ition al in f o rma tion a n d a q uote f o rm, c all P u r c ha sing a t 850-237-2214. Give A Gift Subscription They’ll enjoy your gift for 52 weeks. NEW Subscriptions $21 In Calhoun & Liberty Counties and $26 Elsewhere. Name Address City State Zip Number of Years Payment Enclose $ Mail Coupon Along With Check to The County Record P.O. Box 366 Blountstown, FL 32424

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