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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Blountstown man who serves as a correctional officer at Apalachee Correction Institution in Jackson County has been charged with being a principal to aggravated battery. Terry Blair, 39, was arrested Sunday and booked into the Jackson County Jail. According to an affidavit filed in the case, an inmate reportedly asked a sergeant and captain for protection on May 28, stating he was in fear of other inmates. He was allegedly physically abused by those officers, then placed back in the dorm with the inmates he feared. On June 2, an inmate allegedly attacked the man and Ofc. Blair is accused of assisting the attacker in remaining out of view of the video camera, cleaning the crime scene area, and completing an incident report, stating he did not witness the attack. Ofc. Blair and two other prison employees are also accused of helping the inmate dispose of the boots he was wearing when he kicked the victim in the head. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011 103rd Year, No. 20 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) COMMUNITYMarch on MLK Day is plannedJanuary 17th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a holiday marking the birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are many ways in which your family can come together to celebrate the life of Dr. King, a man who spoke about equality and helped lead the civil rights movement. And one way to celebrate is for all to come join us as we line up at 9:00 A.M. on January 17th at the Blountstown City Hall to begin our March on Hwy. 20 going down River Street and ending at St. Mary Church, followed by a spirit filled program that you don't want to miss. This year's speaker will be our very own Rev. Eddie Yon from Tallahassee. We are inviting all pastors, politicians, educators, parents, and children to come out and help make 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 RJan. 12...8PM... 5 5 . 5 5 ' Jan. 14...8PM... 5 5 . 7 7 ' Jan. 16...6AM... 6 6 . 0 0 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!JOBSHorse racing, gaming facility comingTuesday was an important day for the City of Gretna and the entire region. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced a partnership with Florida developer, David Romanik, to bring horse racing and a poker facility to Gretna at a project kickoff ceremony. The Kick-Off was attended by Tribal members, elected officials and invited guests. The new facility is expected to create more than 400 jobs for the community ranging from construction and building contract jobs to hundreds of jobs at the facility once it opens. The centerpiece facility at the more than 100-acre site will be an equestrian center and Quarter Horse track. It will be located just off the I-10 interchange on State Road 12 in Gretna. A press release from Creek Entertainment Gretna stated the partnership and project will make Gretna a destination for horsemen, spectators, outdoorsmen, poker players, sports enthusiasts and tourists. The new facility is expected to open next winter. Gretna is a wonderful community, and it is a privilege to be able to provide jobs here, noted the Tribes Chairman, Buford L. Rolin. He continued, Our Tribe takes great pride in all of our businesses and the quality of entertainment that they offer. We are excited to see what Creek Entertainment Gretna will mean to the economic wellbeing of our neighbors in North Florida. It was noted that Gretna is a small, rural community in Gadsden County where the median income is $25,000 where more than 30 percent of the population is below the federal APPLIANCES PAINT LUMBER BUILDING MATERIALS TOOLS FLOOR COVERING & MORE WALDORFF A CE H ARDWAR E 25615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA. 762-3228 39 Gal., 33 Gal. or 13 Gal. Trash Bags $5.00 DINE IN OR CARRY OUT 19838 SR 20 West Blountstown, FL 674-3838 CROWD PLEAAZER One Specialty Pizza AND One Pizza With Two Toppings M e d i um $1 6 .99 La r ge ...$1 8 .99 X t r a La r ge ...$20.99 NEW YEAR BABY Correction officer charged in aggravated battery case See GAMING page 2Calhoun Countys First Baby of 2011Matthew and Candra Spencer from Altha are the proud parents of Adrianna Hadassah Spencer, Calhoun Countys New Years Baby. Little Miss Spencer arrived at 8:36 am on January 3, 2011, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. She was also Jackson Hospitals first baby of 2011. Paternal Grandparents are Charles and Gloria Stubbs, Kissimmee, and Maternal Grandmother Carol Morris of Polk City, FL. Baby Adrianna joins big brother Luke, age 4, and big sister Audrey, age 1. Mr. Spencer serves as Pastor for the New Testament Baptist Church in Cypress, and works as a surveyor for Bannerman Surveyors in Marianna. Mrs. Spencer is a full-time mom. Dr. Orlando Muniz of Marianna OB/GYN Associates delivered Little Miss Spencer. Maternal Care Nurse Managers Christina Conrad, BSN, RN, and Connie Swearingen, BSN, RN, and the entire Maternal Care Nursing Unit on behalf of Jackson Hospitals Board of Trustees, Administration and Staff, presented the parents with a New Years Baby Gift basket containing a case each of diapers, formula and baby wipes, a reusable baby bag containing American Baby magazine and baby calendar, an engraved baby feeding spoon, a baby bib, and $50 Walmart Gift Card.HOMECOMINGWho will be Mr. and Miss Altha High 2011?Homecoming week gets underway Monday at Altha School with coronation set for that evening at 6:30 p.m. Candidates vying for the title of Mr. and Miss AHS are (shown above, front row, from left) Jeremy O'Bryan, Ashton Baggett, Kyle Parrish, (second row) Tyler Hamilton, Hali Smith, Sharlyn Smith, Jeffery Waldroff, (third row) Olivia Edenfield, Tracy Clemmons, and Kala Sewell. Turn to page 8 for more on homecoming plans. See MLK DAY page 2 TERRYBLAIRLocal man arrested after houseboat meth lab foundBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Calhoun County man was arrested Jan. 4 stemming from a meth case over the summer. Clifton Larry Stevens II has been charged with trafficking in meth. According to the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office, Dep. Nick Keller and Sgt. Jared Nichols found Stevens on a houseboat back in August when they were looking for him on another warrant. When they found him, items used to manufacture meth were also located, along with a bottle of meth. Stevens was booked into the Calhoun County Jail and given a conditional release Jan. 5. CLIFTONSTEVENSII
The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, Page 2 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 J J a a n n . 4 4 : : Hillary Marrigill, failure to appear; Marcus J. Hardy, state VOP; Julius A. Fleming, state VOP; Clifton Stevens, trafficking in meth J J a a n n . 6 6 : : Robert Godwin, county VOP; Jennifer Mauldin, county VOP; Timothy William Olsen, Jackson County warrant, failure to appear/DUI J J a a n n . 8 8 : : Dave Peterson, domestic battery J J a a n n . 9 9 : : Bertha Berg, domestic battery 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 n n . 3 3 : : Russell Edenfield, serving four months; John David Rowan, holding for Calhoun; Issac Wilson, hold for court; Gregory Gene Sweet, disorderly conduct J J a a n n . 4 4 : : Avonce Brye, serving 42 days J J a a n n . 5 5 :: Timothy King, state VOP J J a a n n . 6 6 : : Bobby Shields, state VOP; Jennifer Mauldin, housing for CCSO J J a a n n . 7 7 : : Courtney Knight, housing for Gadsden J J a a n n . 8 8 : : Starla Houston, DUI; John Larkin, DUI, damage to property J J a a n n . 1 1 0 0 : : Bertha Marilyn Berg, hold for CalhounT Th 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 u u g g hh 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 .Dear Editor, While thinking about rising prices of gasoline this poem came to me. It is ridiculous what big oil companies along with the speculators, stock analysts, politicians, and foreign interests can do with the price per gallon of gasoline. It is even worse as to how we here in America let it happen. We seem to just go ahead and keep on with our bad driving habits, burning gasoline in our vehicles just like it is still 50¢ a gallon. This is all happening in a time when the economy is still in terrible shape. When social security recipients are doing without a raise again in 2011, health care costs are still rising, along with everything else. It is time for us to wake up, and start asking ourselves what we can do about all this and quit feeding the greed of big oil companies along with all these other interests. Howard Boyd Twas the week after Christmas Just before the new year Oil prices still rising People at the pump grouchy as a bear Why? They ask No one seems to know Certainly not from the weather In Florida especially We seldom see snow Let me guess, says one, It must be the economy As bad as it may seem Christmas just past Maybe the store sales will last Taxes, maybe it could be No it's not in the New Year Annual budgets haven't passed Oil prices rising starting to wear Some blame Obama He's only our President His is paid for What does he care? "I know" says another The lobbyists are lobbying Elections just past Democrats losing power They're all sobbing Oil prices still rising! It may be the holidays Speculators helping out Oil stocks rising There must be this great need Oil company execs all smiling I know!! It's all just greed LETTER TO THE EDITORRising gas prices, big oil companies out of control BY KRISTY TERRY The Big River Valley Hunt, coordinated by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, was held Jan. 6 8 and was a tremendous success. Twelve hunters from across Florida visited Calhoun County as they embarked on twoand three-day hunts for deer and wild hogs. Of the 12, five were second year hunters. Three traveled from Key Largo, two from Homestead, two from Okeechobee, one from Lutz, one from Tampa, one from Melbourne, and two locals. Hunters arrived on Wednesday afternoon, and started their hunts Thursday. Big Bend Sporting Goods served as headquarters as visitors gathered there to meet their local volunteer guides. The Ducks Unlimited/Apalachicola Valley Chapter provided breakfast each morning for hunters. They were also treated to a Big River Valley Dinner Friday evening. Rodney and Sherrie Swindle hosted the dinner at their Circle S Plantation with a menu that included beef brisket, pork, chicken, collard greens, potato casserole, brown rice, corn salad, and cornbread, all prepared by Mike and Lori Halley. A variety of desserts was provided by the Country Creamery & Gifts. Norris Smoke House was the processor for the hunt, and owner Bill Norris stayed busy. The packages included the opportunity to kill one buck, one doe, and one hog. Over the course of the hunt, almost all of the hunters killed at least one thing, with several killing more. Capt. Jeff Pfister bagged a nice 9-point, and is already planning to return in 2012 for the third year in a row. Each hunter received a registration bag with items donated by Chamber members, coupons for discounts at local stores, as well as promotional materials on Calhoun County. Several stayed at the Airport Motel and all visited restaurants in town, as well as shopped in local stores. Additional sponsors for the event were Ducks Unlimited and Live Oak Production Group. Of course, the hunt wouldnt have been possible without the generous participation of Neal Land & Timber Company and Big River Cypress & Hardwood. Phil McMillan and Harry Rogers were instrumental in the coordination of landowners and are responsible for making the hunt a success. Emory Godwin, Titus Overholt, Jim Waldron, and Joe Wood guided hunters, and the event wouldnt have been possible without them. The Chamber is proud that the second Big River Valley Hunt was a success and is already making plans for next years event, as well as other naturetourism projects.Big River Valley Hunt a successChamber's second hunt showcases Calhoun Co.poverty line. This is a tremendous economic development opportunity for Gretna. Its also an opportunity for us to become a leader among small, rural communities by bringing the economic and recreational benefits of a horse track and equestrian facility to a region where these activities are extremely popular and will be a catalyst for rural economic development and growth, said Gretna Mayor Helen Franks. Florida has the third largest horse population in the nation with 500,000 horses, trailing only California (1 million) and Texas (700,000). North Florida, and particularly the Red Hills region of North Florida, is an equestrian-rich part of the state. It is estimated there are between 50,000 and 75,000 horses in the North Florida, South Georgia region. PCI Gaming Authority has embarked upon this endeavor to enable economic stability and stimulus for the City of Gretna and surrounding communities, said Jay Dorris, President and CEO of PCI Gaming Authority. The planned facility is going to be one with which everyone can be proud. Plans and financing are in place and we will soon be starting construction Dorris added. The horse industry is highly diverse and economically significant in the nation and increasingly in Florida. The Florida horse industry produces $3 billion in goods and services annually while the national industry has a $5.2 billion impact on our states economy. These economic benefits do not account for off-site spending by spectators at hotels, restaurants and other businesses surrounding equine facilities and events, which results in an even higher economic impact. Horse racing is an integral and popular part of Floridas equine culture that has thus far been limited to South and Central Florida. Despite the popularity of horses and equestrian activities among residents in North Florida, the region lacks a state-of-theart equestrian facility or horse track, said David Romanik, president and CEO of Gretna Racing LLC. We saw an unmet need in North Florida and wanted to use our expertise and passion for horse racing and equestrian activities to create a gateway community that will become a regional destination in the Red Hills and Big Bend region, Romanik said. This partnership with the Poarch Creek Indians and the City of Gretna is making that vision a reality. In addition to the equestrian focus, the site will also have a world-class poker room. Comparable parimutuel facilities that host a horse track and poker room draw patrons from a market area that is typically more than a one-hour drive time from the Gretna site. The press release stated that this facility is a longoverdue entertainment venue and will draw from an estimated 500,000 adults over the age of 18 that is eligible to play poker. Creek Entertainment Gretna will not only provide an entertainment venue for the area, it will also provide a ripple effect in terms of economic development for the community, said Keith Martin, Chairman of the Poarch Creek Indians Gaming Authority. Our gaming enterprises support existing businesses in the area and serve as a means for other businesses to start. We are excited about this endeavor and the progressive impact it will have on our neighbors here, he added. Currently there are three operating racetrack and poker rooms in Florida. These facilities employ more than 1,500 full-time employees and generate $5.15 million in state and local taxes for the communities they serve. This project will create an innovative public-private partnership that will provide our City with significant economic benefits and opportunities, Mayor Franks said. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama, Georgia and North Florida. The Tribe owns gaming properties in Alabama including Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore, AL, Creek Casino Montgomery in Montgomery, AL and Creek Casino Wetumpka in Wetumpka, AL as well as multiple racetracks in Alabama and Florida. David Romanik and Gretna Racing have long sought an opportunity to deliver a state-of-the-art equestrian facility and poker room, which embraces the popularity of equestrian activities in the Red Hill region of North Florida. Romanik, is an attorney and gaming consultant specializing in horse racing who has served as legal counsel to a number of pari-mutuel interests in recent years and is a former president of Gulfstream Park, where he ran the most successful race meet in the facilitys long history. In a phone interview, Jay Dorris stated his organization saw an opportunity in Gretna and Gadsden County for this facility. Other facilities that the company own started much like the Gretna Park will start and have continued to grow and Dorris said hopefully we will see the same results in Gretna. Dorris said that his company focused on service to their customers and it was important that employees felt good about working for the company. Concerning the project, Gretna city manager Antonio Jefferson stated that the project kick-off was a result of three years of hard concentrated effort on the part of the developers, the Gretna City commissioners and staff to develop a and create a great opportunity for local residents work, live and play. For more information on PCI you can visit their web site at www.pcigaming.com/coda/i ndex.html. Gaming facility continued Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB on PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD F AMIL Y DENTISTR Y 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEP HO NE : (850)643-5417 this holiday more than just another day home from work! For more information, please contact Evangelist Deborah Hammond at 6742453 or Kenneth Speights at 850-557-7413.MLK Day continued 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
Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown held a Gingerbread House Contest involving many local area healthcare agencies. Participants included Calhoun Liberty Hospital, Caresouth, Jackson Hospital, Gentiva Home Health, Covenant Hospice, NHC Homecare, Marianna Outpatient Veterans Clinic, and the Hatton House Retirement Center. The residents of Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown did all the judging and decided on the house made by NHC Homecare (picket fence all the way around). Judging was not easy for the residents as all the houses were just beautiful. Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown would like to thank the residents and participants for making this event so much fun!BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorAt the age of 55, Ronnie O.B OBryan has done a good bit of living. However, a large part of his life experience came from a place most would want to forget. Growing up in Eastpoint, Ronnie and his four siblings shared time between their divorced parents. His father, J.W. OBryan, and grandparents, Estelle and E.J., called Blountstown home so thats where Ronnie spent many a day as a young boy. At 16, he decided to ditch school and move to Blountstown to work with his dad. Just two years later, everything changed. On September 2, 1973, Ronnie woke up in the Franklin County Jail. I thought I was in there for being drunk, he recalls. Then they told me I was in there on a first degree murder charge. It turns out Ronnies uncles landlady had been murdered. His uncle was initially charged, then the focus turned to Ronnie who had no memory of the night because he had been drinking heavily. He was brought to trial and found guilty, then sentenced to life behind bars with no chance of parole for 25 years. He says to this day, many people in Franklin County believe he was framed, but at this point, it doesnt matter. I was 18 years old going to a prison, scared to death. It was terrifying, says Ronnie. I fought a lot. The first year in prison, if I didnt have a black eye, busted lip or was in lockup, I didnt feel normal. Early on, Ronnie met a guy who would become a lifelong friend. Dave Manning of Liberty County was also behind bars for life. Both he and Ronnie had issues with drugs and alcohol which Ronnie says was no problem to get in prison. They had a lot in common and began hanging out, then ended up on the same work squad when they were at Cross City. But soon, Ronnie noticed a change in Dave. One of Daves friends was going to church and I noticed Dave going to church with this guy, Ronnie recalls, adding that he tempted Dave with drugs, but he had turned away from that lifestyle. Dave even invited him to church and Ronnie made a trip to the altar, but he just wasnt ready to change at that point. Prison is Satans war camp, Ronnie remarks. There is so much darkness and so much evil in there. If a person can be a Christian in there, God really lives in his heart. At one point, Dave was transferred to Florida State Prison in Starke. When youve reached there, youve reached the bottom, says Ronnie. He even wound up in a cellblock on death row since no other cells were available. We look back now and know it was a test. Ronnie was soon transferred to Union Correctional Institution in Raiford another tough prison. He was relieved to find his friend Dave had recently been moved there. He took me under his wing again, says Ronnie. He was still going to church. He would literally pray with me and pure cry. But I was living for Satan. Over the years, Ronnie was transferred to nine Florida prisons. And he kept running into Dave. Looking back, he knows it wasnt a coincidence. In the mid 1980s, Ronnie found himself headed to ACI in Sneads. He was thrilled. With no gun towers, he began plotting his escape. However, when he arrived, he found his old friend Dave who was working on a ranch crew, riding horses and herding cattle in a prison program. He even lived in an honor dorm. And Dave was still going to church. He couldnt wait for Dave to invite him. Ronnie practically ran to the altar after a Sunday service and gave his life to the Lord. This time, it was real. His attitude, his lifestyle, everything changed. He even prayed and received one of his greatest desires: to have his custody lowered and get to work the beef herd program with Dave. Later, he was placed in the honor dorm program. And before long, he found a wife a woman he had met through his brother. The man that married them behind bars was the same chaplain who had been preaching the day Ronnie was saved and later baptized him. Ronnie says even though he backslid now and then, God gave him strength to face the challenges and temptations along the way. I always tell people, youve got to be stronger than your mind. Youve got to rule your mind instead of letting your mind rule you. Ronnie got to see Dave walk out of prison a free man. He eventually was granted clemency. Then Ronnie received his own good news: he was released from prison Sept. 28, 1999. Over 11 years later, after visiting many churches and sharing his testimony, he knew he wanted to go back to the place he once prayed to escape. He ran into Kay Weed who helped him get approved into the Prison Fellowship program. A week ago, he went for his first Bible study with inmates at Liberty Work Camp. When asked why hed want to go back behind bars he says, Its because of what Jesus has done in my heart and life. If He can do it for me, He can do it for them.The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 3 3 Jon Plummer, Pharmacist 20370 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-2222 Balloons Cards Jewelry Crocs Cookbooks Frames Windchimes Collectibles Yard Flags CandlesFormer inmate heads back to prison to reach others WT Neal CivicCenter 3rd Tuesdayofeach month at 3:30p.m. Calhoun County Tobacco Free Partnership OURCHILDREN. OURCOMMUNITY. OURCHOICES.Interested inimproving local tobacco-related policies? TheCalhounCountyTobacco Free Partnership invites you toattend ourmonthly meetings: Start your year off right, as you join the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce for our first membership meeting of 2011, set for Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Calhoun County Senior Center. At our January membership meeting well hear from some of our most active civic organizations as they share whats on the radar for 2011. This will be a great chance to make plans and mark your calendars. If you want to know what upcoming projects will impact your community, would like to get more involve, or just want to know more about upcoming events, dont miss this meeting! The member meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The menu will be pork roast, steamed cabbage, brown rice, cornbread, and peach cobbler. The cost is $8.00 per person, and payment can be made at the door. Please RVSP immediately if you plan to attend and will be eating lunch. WE MUST have a final number of those attending no later than Friday, Jan. 14 at noon. Please call or email Kristy at 850/6744519 or email@example.com.Chamber of Commerce will meet on Tuesday Ronnie O'Bryan spent 26 years behind bars. Now he's going inside prisons to share the gospel of Christ. Gingerbread Contest McIntosh makes the President's List at LBWDr. Herbert H. J. Riedel, LBW Community College President, has announced academic honor students for the 2010 Fall Semester. From Calhoun County, Joshua Lee McIntosh of Altha received Presidents List honors. A total of 83 students were named to the Presidents List and 128 students were named to the Deans List. To qualify for these distinctions, students must be enrolled on a fulltime basis and post a 3.53.99 (B+) grade point average to qualify for the Deans List, and a 4.0 (A) grade point average to qualify for the Presidents List. The 2011 Miss Black History Pageant will be held Saturday, February 12, at the Blountstown High School Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. Contestants are invited to register by February 5th at 5:00 p.m. This is a scholarship fundraiser pageant. Age divisions are: Tiny Miss: 3-5 years; Little Miss: 6-9 years; Young Miss: 10-13 years; Teen Miss: 14-16 years; Miss: 17-21 years; Ms: 21+ single (with children), married, and/or divorced. Participants in the Miss Division must not have ever been married, nor have ever been pregnant or have children. The entry fee is $35. The contestant that raises $500 or more through donations and sponsor ticket sales will be crowned Miss Black History Ambassador. One photogenic winner will be selected from each category and there will be a People Choice Award for the contestant that has the most votes the day of the pageant. For more information, contact Pastor G.B. Sheard, Founder or Le'Tonya Reed at 6743449 or 674-5548.Miss Black History Pageant set for Feb. 12; register by Feb. 5 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 tThe Saturday Express Class is held every Saturday morning for youth ages 8 to 14 years old at the Blountstown Public Library. Anna Layton, instructor, helps students discover the ARTS and on January 15th the subject is music. LIVE MUSIC! The Heritage Room will feature a presentation about the Dulcimer...a wooden stringed instrument of traditional American folk music that was mentioned in the Bible. It first appeared in the early 1800's from the Scots-Irish living in the southern Appalachian Mountains. The name is derived from the Latin and Greek words meaning "Sweet Song" thus the name of our program! Judy Shelton will give a brief introduction about the Dulcimer then Annette Lawrence and Barb Tyre will join her and fill the room with beautiful music. Anna-Lisa Potter, 11 years old, loves to sing and will accompany the group. Parents, sign in your child a little before 10:30 a.m. and meet back in an hour. There is no charge on the Saturday Express!Live music featured at Library's Saturday Morning Express event
The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 4 4 NOTICE As a courtesy to Property Owners in Calhoun County, the Property Appraisers Office would like to inform you that the Automatic Renewal Notices for Homestead Exemption and Greenbelt have been mailed. You DO NOT have to return the receipt. You will be automatically renewed. If you purchased property in 2010 and wish to file for Homestead exemption or Greenbelt for 2011, it will be necessary for you to come into the office to apply before March 1, 2011. For Homestead Exemption on mobile homes; Applicants must own the mobile home and the land to which the mobile home is permanently attached. Attention: Senior Citizens 65 & Older The Senior Citizen Additional Homestead Exemption is NOT automatically renewed. An application MUST be signed each year before March 1. There is a household income limitation to qualify for this exemption.Please contact this office before March 1, 2011. If you have any questions, or if you have a problem with transportation, please feel free to contact the Property Appraiser's office at 674-5636. The Council on Culture & Arts is pleased to present Natural Awakenings: Paintings by Liu Nan, an exhibition at the Artport Gallery from January 11 March 21, 2011 as part of the Arts in Public Places program. Born, raised and artistically trained in China, Liu Nan is now a Tallahassee resident. His landscapes include familiar scenes from the Big Bend Area and demonstrate the spirit of traditional Chinese art. Nature has consistently served as the main theme in his works and his goal is to promote natural and simple artistic expression. In this landscape series of oil and watercolor paintings, Nan seeks to express the joyous sensations he gets from the natural world, especially in undisturbed and undestroyed locales. The Sunshine State has offered me an entirely new perspective on the value of the untouched and pristine. Growing up in a large metropolitan city in north China, crowded with millions of people and an increasingly obliterated natural environment due to modern urbanization, I rarely glimpsed the world that opened up to me in Florida. Nan expresses this new awakening to the varied beauty of our area in a series of paintings of natural environments; woods, water, and grass fields. His artwork is on display at the Artport Gallery. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery Hours: 8:00am 11:30pm daily. The Artport Gallery is located inside the Tallahassee Regional Airport, 3300 Capital Circle SW.Natural Awakenings' exhibit on display at Artport Gallery Congratulations to Patrick Pitts for being nominated to represent Blountstown High School for the competition in the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Program. Each year, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative hosts a Youth Tour competition in order to select two students to represent the Cooperative in Washington, D.C. By being nominated to compete in the contest, Patrick won an all-expense paid trip to Tallahassee February 9 -10, 2011, where he will be joined by more than 100 Youth Tour contestants representing electric cooperatives from all over Florida. Students will participate in a mock legislative session and visit the Challenger Learning Centers planetarium and Imax Theater. They will also enjoy a dance and dine at various Tallahassee restaurants. The competition for the Washington, D.C. trip consists of an interview with three judges from the electric cooperative industry. The student will be judged on poise, communication skills, commitment to community service and knowledge of a study guide. The competition will be held on February 22, 2011.Patrick Pitts to represent BHS on GCEC Youth TourPatrick Pitts with BHS Guidance Counselor Loraine McClellan. BRAG SHOP Tomlinson, Goodman run in Disney World MarathonMarc Tomlinson and Amber Goodman participated in the Walt Disney World Marathon held Sunday, Jan. 9, in Orlando. They ran a total of 26.2 miles to finish the race. Their family and friends are so proud of them. Congratulations! Happy "1st" Birthday, Jervori!! Jervori Jermain Bacon is the son of Candice Nealy of Blountstown and Frederick Bacon of Bristol. He will be celebrating his first birthday on January 15th at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. His party theme is The Mickey Mouse Club which he loves watching every morning.Love, Mom & DadGrace Elizabeth Mills Stephen and Brandy Mills of Altha, FL are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Elizabeth Mills. Grace was born on Dec. 23, 2010, weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 20-1/2" long.We Love You, Gracie Liz! Love Mommy and DaddyHappy Birthday, Jason! Jason Tomlinson celebrated his 3rd birthday on Dec. 15, 2010. He is the son of Marc and Janet Tomlinson. His grandparents are Quentin and Cheri Henderson, and John and Chris Tomlinson, all of Blountstown. Jason enjoys riding his Jeep, jumping on his trampoline, and wrestling with his daddy. Happy birthday, Jason! We love you! Tommy & Barbara Davis to celebrate 50th anniversaryJeff (Tommy) and Barbara Walden Davis will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Antioch Baptist Church at 310 McCall Bridge Road in the Wetumpka Community in Quincy, Florida. It will be held in the Christian Life Center at the church on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. EST. Invitations are not being sent. Friends and relatives are invited to attend and honor them on this special occasion. No gifts, please. The reception will be given by their daughter, Kim Meador, with memory of their late son, Jeffrey Davis. The Red Hat Society will meet Thursday, January 13th at Connie's Kitchen at 12:00 CT. Calenders for 2011 will be available. Dues of $2.00 for 2011 are asked to be paid by the end of February.Red Hat Society will meet Jan. 13, Connie's Benefit car wash planned to help baby Owen WardA benefit car wash for Baby Owen Ward will be held Saturday, January 22, starting at 10 a.m. at AutoZone in Marianna (4606 Hwy. 90). ALL proceeds will be given to Ed and Jerica Ward. Owen was born on Sept. 6 with a rare brain aneurysm called Vein of Galen. His parents spent the first 12 weeks of his life with him at Shands Hospital. At 4 months old he's been home less than 4 weeks. On his last trip to Shands the doctors said there was nothing more they could do for Owen and sent him home under hospice care. His parents rebuke this prognosis and are seeking options from doctors across the country. An account at Regions Bank has been established to raise funds to help his parents make travel arrangements and pay for out of pocket medical expenses. Whether you donate or not please say a prayer for this precious child. If you are unable to attend the car wash, you can also make donations via 1. Paypal"Send Money" to firstname.lastname@example.org; Regions BankDeposit funds directly to Jerica Ward & Edward Ward; or mail5024 Rocky Creek Rd., Marianna, FL 32448. Blountstown Community Church will be having the "Heirs of Grace" coming to minister in Song and Praise on January 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Come and join us for a great time in the Lord. For more information, call Pastor Larry Rogersat 6433602 or R.L. Phillips at 762-8405.Heirs of Grace' to perform at Blountstown Comm. ChurchBlountstown Main Street will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at The Country Creamery. Anyone interested in downtown revitation is invited to attend. Call Kelli at 674-1004 if you need more details.Main Street to meet Jan. 13 at The Country Creamery
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Cancer & Diabetes Screenings Call us today to get your appointment scheduled ACROSS FROM THE HOSPITAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposal to allow a Special Exception for an Animal Kennel for the Boarding and Grooming of Dogs and Cats, in the Agriculture Land Use Area. A Special Exception Conditional Use is a use that would not be appropriate generally or without restriction, but which, if controlled as to number, area, location, or relation to the surrounding uses, would promote, the public health, safety, welfare, appearance and compatibility of the community. The Agriculture Land Use Category allows 1 residential unit per 10 acres and limited non-residential uses including agriculture based commercial, neighborhood commercial and nature based recreational uses. The proposed Conditional Use would be located on approximately 17.5 acres, at 11350 NW Cain Rd., in Section 14, Township 1 North, Range 10 West. The Calhoun CountyPlanning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Conditional Use on TUESDAY, January 18, 2011, at 4:00 P.M. to consider recommendations to the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners regarding the proposed development. The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider approval of the development on TUESDAY, January 18, 2011, at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission Meeting Room of the County Courthouse Annex. A copy of the development application may be inspected by the public at the Office of the Calhoun County Clerk of Court. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Jan. 12, 19, 2011 Map of Area Site By Judy Ludlow, Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources AgentYour Florida Pond Oxygen Levels, Temperature, and Fish Kills Cold winter temperatures can cause fish die-offs in Floridas ponds, estuaries, lakes, and rivers. In large natural areas, these events are normal and usually do not cause permanent damage to existing fish populations. In smaller ponds, however, fish dieoffs can be cause for concern to the pond owner. In some cases cold temperature-related fish kills help limit the spread of invasive, non-native fish species because non-native species such as tilapia are especially susceptible to cold weather. Temperature-related fish kills are most common in the winter when extended cold can cause water temperatures to drop. The cold water can kill fish outright or may weaken them so that they become more susceptible to disease. Cold weather can also cause a natural process called lake or pondturnover. Turnover happens when cooled surface water sinks and mixes with deeper, oxygen-poor water (like pouring cold milk into your hot coffee). This mixing, or turnover, with oxygen poor water can cause low oxygen-related fish kills. Fish need oxygen just as we do, and they absorb oxygen directly from the water as it passes over their gills. Oxygen enters the water primarily by photosynthesis (from algae and aquatic plants) and the atmosphere (wind mixing). The amount of dissolved oxygen (DO) in water depends on a number of factors, especially water temperature (cold water holds more oxygen than warm water) and the waters biological productivity. For optimum health, most of Floridas fish need Cold temps and your pond; Camp Timpoochee dates setSee EXTENSION page 10 Air Force Airman Patricia A. Turner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the daughter of Patty Hall of N.E. Shawn Road, Hosford, Fla. Turner graduated in 2008 from Liberty County High School, Bristol, Fla.Airman Patricia Turner graduates from basic at Lackland AFB, Texas M M i i l l i i t t a a r r y y N N e e w w s s Naval Academy to host admissions information forum on January 29U.S. Naval Academy admissions officials invite all interested middle and high school students to attend an admissions information forum in Pensacola, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the National Naval Aviation Museum located at 1750 Radford Blvd., Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. 32508. The program is an excellent opportunity to meet with the Naval Academys admissions staff and learn about the outstanding opportunities the Naval Academy has to offer. To register, please email your full name, number in party and email address to email@example.com and ensure that your subject line reads Pensacola Admissions Forum registration. Space is limited; attendees are encouraged to register early. 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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorIt was two out of three for the Tigers last week as they lost to Holmes County on Tuesday, then came back to defeat both Vernon and Bozeman. The Tigers traveled to Bonifay last Tuesday and were edged, 77-73. We played hard, we just didnt close it out to get the win, says Coach Tony Davis. Will Rogers led the Tigers with 27 points, including six three-pointers. Paul Mosley followed with 19. Nick Martin had 13 and P .J. Buggs contributed 11. Next up was Vernon at home on Thursday night. The Tigers came out on top, 55-36. Rogers led the Tigers once again with 14 points, including four threepointers. Buggs followed with 12 points. We played with a lot of energy, Coach Davis remarks. We were excited to be back home with our fans and were able to get a key district win. The final game of the week was on Friday when the Tigers hosted Bozeman. BHS took the win, 39-32. Buggs led with 14 points, Rogers had 10, and Mosley had nine. This was the third game of the week and we were kind of dead offensively and defensively, Coach Davis points out. We just pretty much let the air out of the ball in the fourth period just to get the win. The Tigers were set to travel to Port St. Joe on Tuesday (details unavailable at press time). BHS hosts Graceville Thursday with game time at 5:30 p.m. for J.V., followed by varsity at 7. We need everybody in Calhoun County to come out in the game against Graceville, says Coach Davis. The Tigers host South Walton on Friday. Game times are 5:30 and 7.The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 6 6 to allow tournament anglers to temporarily possess these fish. Permitted tournament anglers must follow strict permit requirements, including releasing all fish after weigh-in and any dead fish must be donated to charity or research.Tournament angling depends on temporary exemptions to be competitive. So, for economic and social reasons, exemptions should be continued, since they dont hurt the resource, compared with allowing these same anglers to harvest their catch. Discontinue tournament permitting Many anglers think it is unjust for tournament participants to get even a temporary exemption from designated size limits. Harvest restrictions are set to manage a fishery based on a stated objective. Research from the University of Florida and elsewhere has shown that tournament-associated mortality could harm a fishery and prevent managers from meeting objectives.Tournamentassociated mortality has been found to average 26-28 percent, and modeling effects of this mortality show that, under certain circumstances, it could affect the sizes of fish available for anglers.Thus, all anglers should follow size restrictions to ensure objectives are met. Given that both sides have valid points, the FWC continues to review the impact of tournaments. It studied them in the 1980s and again in the 90s and found no significant impacts.An FWC subteam is looking at the tournament issue again, as is its technical assistance group of stakeholders representing various groups that use these fisheries or are affected by management decisions. The FWCs No. 1 objective is to ensure sustainable bass populations.Tournaments wont affect that, but they could alter the quality of a local fishery. Moreover, this is a resource-allocation issue, so sharing of public resources in an equitable manner and economic and social considerations need to be weighed. An FWC team is endeavoring to think outside the box and consider testing alternative solutions, at least for smaller qualifying tournaments, such as digital tournaments.As an example, with smart-phone technology, fish can be photographed on official rulers, date-stamped and the location plotted with GPS accuracy, enabling the angler to release the catch immediately. On a preliminary basis, the team identified five main issues that could be addressed through FWC efforts: 1.Tournament mortality; 2.Issues with moving fish from one water body to another for weigh-in; 3.Crowding/pressure (at access points and on the lake); 4.Data collected from tournaments; 5.Education. Recommendations have not been finalized, and people can still contribute by completing a brief survey about tournament bass fishing at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ BBMP_tournaments. FISHBUSTERS BULLETINJanuary 2011 By Bob WattendorfThe future of bass tournamentsIn surveying anglers about a proposed Long-term Black Bass Management Plan, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management learned that people have opposing views about fishing tournaments. Ray Scott, founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, brought a network of large, competitive bass tournaments to reality and attracted millions of anglers to the sport, enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of what has become Americas most-sought recreational fish.Along the way, tournament groups helped promote catch-and-release fishing and educated the public about conservation issues. However, many anglers feel tournaments exploit the resource and cause congestion at ramps.They are also concerned with bass that die after release and, especially, the impact of interfering with bedding bass. One angler said tournaments shouldnt be continued if they dont overwhelmingly benefit the state. Someone else held the opposite view: that high-profile tournaments draw worldwide attention to Floridas fisheries, boost local economies, and provide great public relations to the bass fishing Florida offers. A third survey participant said that during and after weigh-ins, bass are kept out of the water far too long.Go to a tournament site the next morning and look at all the dead bass floating in the water, the participant said. FWC staff, in drafting the Black Bass Management Plan, is considering another aspect of holding tournaments: the pros and cons of allowing bass tournaments to be temporarily exempt from size limits.A summary of those discussion points are provided below. Continue tournament permitting Competitive bass tournament angling is very popular in Florida and has profound economic impacts locally and statewide. For example, the 2005 BassMaster Classic on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes generated an estimated $25 million for the community during the three-day event. Some premier largemouth bass fisheries in Florida (e.g., Istokpoga, Orange,Walk-in-Water) have protective slot limits (15-24 inches) that would restrict tournament anglers from maximizing their daily weight. Because most tournaments, including small clubs, penalize anglers for dead fish, tournament anglers try to take very good care of their fish.Therefore, the FWC provides exemptions to size restrictions (but not bag limits) Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or 888-404-3922. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing for more Fish Busters columns. Christmas Items Reduced Up To 75% Off 17324 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL 674-4557 W e A ccept M ost I n sura n ce Pl a n s W e Ca n S ti ll F i ll S tate I n sura n ce P rescriptio n s U n der Certai n Co n ditio n s W e W i ll B e Gl ad to D iscuss W ith Y ou Y our Curre n t I n sura n ce Pl a n BY COACH DELANO REEDThe Lady Tigers are on a six game winning streak three before Christmas and three after the break. The Lady Tiger chemistry is really coming together. They played really good pressure defense against Bozeman with Selena Williams scoring a game high with 21 points and 10 rebounds, Faith Bell with 13 points and 5 assists, Alexis Speights with 7 rebounds and 8 assists, and Chelsea Baker with 12 rebounds. They won that game 52.11. The next game against Sneads was won with a score of 45-42. The leading scorer was Selena Williams with 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Jayla Brigham made 12 points and 13 rebounds. Chelsea Baker made 10 points and 8 rebounds. Faith Bell made 7 points and 5 assists. For the Wewa game, the Lady Tigers won with a score of 62-40. Leading scorer again was Selena Williams with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Chelsea Baker made 13 points and 10 rebounds. Faith Bell made 12 points and 4 assists, Jayla Brigham made 10 points with 9 rebounds, and Alexis Speights made 8 points with 9 assists. The first game of 2011 was against Liberty County Bulldogs who always played the Tiger turf. The ladies played aggressive, hard nosed defense which stopped the top Bulldog player. The Tigers winning score was 52-36. Selena Williams led the scoring with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Chelsea Baker made 8 points with 10 rebounds, and Tasheanna Brown scored 7 points with 7 rebounds. The next game against Vernon ended 34-14. The leading scorer was Selena Williams with 10 points. Faith Bell made 7 points with 6 assists, and Montoya Garrett made 6 points. The Lady Tigers then prevailed again against Bozeman with a 538 score. Selena Williams made 12 points with 8 rebounds. We're glad to have Lindsay Doyal back from injury. She scored 10 points with 7 rebounds. Faith Bell made 7 points with 10 assists. Tasheanna Brown made 7 points. At the half of the Liberty County game, the Lady Tigers Alumni played. It was a lot of fun for the ladies. We had the 1998 district champs play the 2007 district champs. The 2007 champs won that game. The 1998 champs want a rematch so it has been scheduled for January 20th. Come out and support the ladies. The Lady Tigers played Holmes County on January 10 at home and Port St. Joe on January 11 in Port St. Joe (details unavailable at press time). They will travel to South Walton on Friday. Thanks to the Assistant Coach Steve Williams and Sandra White. Also, thank you to my lovely wife, Dollie, for her support.Williams leads Lady Tigers in their six game winning streak Tiger fans urged to pack the stands for Graceville game Team Leaders Five Game AverageWill Rogers 17.8 points, 2.4 rebounds Paul Mosley 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2.1 steals P.J. Buggs 12 points, 6.4 rebounds Jawon Mosley 3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals Nick Martin 5.4 points, 5.1 reboundsLady Tiger alumni gameTwo Lady Tiger alumni teams hit the court during halftime of last Tuesday night's game at BHS. The district champs from 1998 took on the 2007 district champs with the 07 girls coming out on top. The 98 girls are demanding a rematch! Playing for the 1998 team were (shown above, kneeling from left) Alicia Godwin, Cassie Bates Whiddon, (back row) Krystal Robinson Davis, Shakita Knight, and Angela Dudley. The 2007 team included (below, from left) Shannie Lockhart, Allison Jones, Satyria Everett, and Shaterial Davis.
The Altha Wildcat boys basketball team opened 2011 by playing their rivals from across the Big River, the Liberty County Bulldogs on Jan. 4th. In a thrilling overtime game, the Wildcat JV picked up their 3rd straight win, 32-31. Tyler McClellans baseline lay-up with 3 seconds left proved to be the winning margin. Justin Waldorff led the young Wildcats with 9 and McClellan added 7. In the varsity game after 2 quarters of play, Altha held a 13 point halftime lead at 23-10. After the third quarter the lead had grown to 18 points (38-20). The fourth quarter saw Liberty close the gap by 3 for a final of 53 to 38. As has been the case most of the year senior Tyler Hamilton led Althas scoring with 19 points followed by guards Jacob Warner and P .J. Iler with 11 each. Anthony Young tossed in 7, Terry Willey and Ryan Wood had 2 each, and Jae Fielder had 1. The win, the Wildcats 4th in their last 5 games, pushed Althas record to 5-5 For the year. Friday, Jan. 7th, had the Cats go on the road for a tough district road game at the 5th ranked Malone Tigers. The Tigers, 8-0 in the district, were led by the brother tandem of 65 sophomore Ty Baker and 63 freshman Chai Baker. The Baker brothers, who have already landed on the radar of Division I schools throughout the southeast, jumped to 30-12 half-time lead in route to a 69-51 homecoming win. The smaller Wildcats struggled to keep pace with the taller Tigers as the Bakers combined to score 45 points. After falling behind by 30 points early in the 4th quarter Altha continued to play hard, outscoring the Tigers 25-11 in the final stanza. Jacob Warner led Althas scoring with 16 and Tyler Hamilton added 11. Anthony Young nailed 3 treys for a total of 9 points followed by Ryan Wood with 6, Terry Willey with 5, Jae Fielder with 3 and Jeremy OBryan with 1. In the Junior Varsity game Altha lost by a dozen to the JV Tigers 34-22. Leading scorer for Altha was McClellan with 8. The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 7 7 Point your mouse in our direction! 20,000 Pageviews per month and growing Local News Sports School News Obituaries Classifieds Legals Crime Report Calendar of Events Weather Wedding Dates Photo Reprints Solunar Tables Moon Phases River Readings Archives Public Comments www.thecountyrecord.net 17353 Main St. North, Blountstown, FL 850-674-7718 Now Changing Oil In Your Car or Truck ATV, Outboard Motor and Lawn Mower Repair Service A A l l t t h h a a W W i i l l d d c c a a t t A A t t h h l l e e t t i i c c a a w w a a r r d d s s b b a a n n q q u u e e t t The Annual Volleyball and Cross Country Awards Banquet was held Thursday, Jan. 6, in the Altha lunchroom for the 2010 season. Cross Country coaches John Sewell and Maggie Sewell, along with volleyball coaches Maggie Sewell for Middle School Volleyball, Carylee Sewell for JV Volleyball, and Leanna Hall for Varsity Volleyball, were there to present awards to their teams. Cross Country award winners included (from left) Madison Rowe Regional Qualifier, Kimi Wiltse Regional Qualifier and Leadership Award, Mary Sewell Regional Qualifier and Girls Runner of the Year, Sharlyn Smith Regional Qualifier, Highest GPA, Captain, and Senior, Carly Schwartz Regional Qualifier and "The Unsung Hero Award", Trent Woodham Highest GPA and Most Improved, Brendan Dew Regional Qualifier, Kyler Dew Regional Qualifier. Back Row Jeremy O'Bryan Regional Qualifier, Senior, and Captain, Devin Ferrell Regional Qualifier and Boys Runner of the Year, Tyler Hamilton Regional Qualifier and Senior, Ashton Baggett Regional Qualifier, Senior, and Leadership Award, Ricky Morales Regional Qualifier. Varsity Volleyball awards went to Cortney Harris Big-Bend Honorable Mention, Kimi Wiltse Most Improved and Highest GPA, Aerial Folsom Setter and Big Bend Honorable Mention, Christy Simmons Best Defense, Hitter, Senior, and Big Bend Honorable Mention, Sharlyn Smith Lady Wildcat Award and Senior. JV Volleyball awards went to Brianna Yon Best Defense, Brooke Boggs Best Offense and Setter, Hannah Register Hitter and Highest GPA, Ashley Lawton Most Improved and Senior. Not pictured: Kesley Rehberg Lady Wildcat Award. Middle School volleyball awards went to Front Row B Team L-R: Morgan Jones Coach's Choice, Rachael Waldron Most Improved, Chasity Webb Highest GPA, not pictured: Best Offense Chelsea O'Bryan, Best Defense Taylor Waldron. Back Row A Team: Shelby Murphy Most Improved, Elizabeth Bailey Best Defense, Kensey Register Best Offense, Jenny Moore Highest GPA.Wildcats open 2011 with a big win over Liberty CountyBlountstown Youth Baseball and Softball signups are setThe Blountstown Youth Baseball and Softball league will be holding registration on the following dates: Saturday, January 15th, January 29th, and February 5th from 9am CST to 12pm CST at the BHS gymnasium. The registration fee is $60. Bring a COPY OF YOUR CHILDS BIRTH CERTIFICATE to registration please dont bring the original we require a copy to keep. When registering, please know the size uniform your child will need. These will be the only 3 dates we will be doing registration. We are looking forward to a great year of baseball and softball!!Calhoun County Dixie Girls Softball registration Jan. 15Calhoun County Dixie Girls Softball signups will be held at the W.T. Neal Civic Center on Jan. 8, 15, and 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The league is open to girls ages 8 to 18. Bring a $50 signup fee. For more information, call Danny Starr at 7622092.
Homecoming 2011 Homecoming week is set for Jan. 17-22 at Altha School with the theme A Wildcat Paradise. Coronation will be Monday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Altha Gym. The parade is Friday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m., followed by a pep rally, then the game against Bethlehem at 5:30. The alumni showcase and chili cookoff are Saturday at 4. Altha FFA SubDistricts By Angel Dehn Altha Schools FFA Team hosted the SubDistrict Contest Dec. 7 at the Altha Church of God and represented our school very well. Altha Middle School FFA brought home several awards. Aleisa Griffin placed 3rd in Creed Speaking, Cole Miller placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking CDE, and Hannah Register placed 1st in Prepared Speaking CDE. Also, the Middle School FFA as a team participated in the Opening Closing Ceremonies CDE and placed 2nd. More next week on this.The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 8 8 BlountstownHigh School News Altha School News The BHS cheerleaders have been bringing home awards from recent competitions. Pictured are (front row) Alixx Smith, Haley Sumner, (second row) Bre Pybus, Faith Plazarin, Jacy Richards, Karissa Flowers, Nilsa Prowant, Savannah Prowant, Cheerleader sponsor, Mrs. Baldwin with Sofia (third row) Kayla Prowant, Chelsey Weiler, Kristen Stalnaker, Khristen White, Jayla Brigham, and Kristen Peacock.BHS Cheerleaders The Blountstown High School Cheerleaders competed on December 19th at the annual Christmas Cheer Classic in Graceville. They competed against schools from Florida and Alabama and brought home the third place trophy. On January 9th, they competed in the Chipola College Cheer Extravaganza and won their division, bringing home a first place trophy. The cheerleaders have worked very hard to achieve these successes and hope that you will come help them cheer on the basketball teams for the remainder of the season. Calendar of Events Wednesday, Jan. 12th, Honor Roll Assembly at 9:15 Thursday, Jan. 13th, Boys Basketball, Home against Graceville at 5:30/7:00 Friday, Jan. 14th, Girls Basketball, Away at South Walton at 4:30; Boys Basketball, Away at South Walton at 6:00 Monday, Jan. 17th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school Tuesday, Jan. 18th, Girls Basketball, Away at Graceville at 5:00; Boys Basketball, Home against Bonifay at 6:00/7:30 Wednesday, Jan. 19th, Senior Financial Aid workshop at 9:00 A.M.Cheerleaders win Chipola College Cheer Extravaganza BlountstownMiddle School NewsBMS Lady Tigers celebrate another undefeated seasonBY COACH JASON WHITEThe BMS Lady Tiger basketball team successfully completed their run at back to back undefeated seasons. They won the Panhandle Conference in 2009 while going undefeated. This year they defeated Franklin County in the Panhandle Conference Championship game to defend their Championship from last season. This is a great accomplishment for any group of athletes. The coaches and parents are exceptionally proud of this group of girls. These girls have practiced hard this season. They have been a great example of how individuals work together to form a team. Each of them stepped up when needed. This was a rough year for the team with injuries but they fought through them and never lost their focus. We will only be losing two eighth graders off of this years team so we look forward to another successful year in 2011. As a reward for their great year the girls were treated to dinner at Olive Garden then attended the Florida State-v-University of Florida womens basketball game. This was a close game that game down to the closing seconds as FSU was able to come away with a 74-72 victory. All of the girls had a great time. On behalf of the BMS girls basketball team and the coaches I would like to thank the parents who helped make this all possible.The BMS Lady Tiger champs include (back row) Mirazha Hogue, Brittney Davis, Taylor Stalnaker, Amanda Brown, Bridgette Howland, Alese Jones, Lexie DeVuyst, Chessa Goodman, (front row) Caroline Howell, Bianca Martinez, Sharneah Daniels, Jenny Snowden, and Mikayla Howland. Underclassmen selected to serve on the Altha homecoming court include (front row, from left)1st grade Crown Bearer Eiljah Mathes, Flower Girl Jadyn Jemison; 6th grade attendants, Jaylon Hall and Madison Smith; 7th grade attendants, Shelby Posey and Jay Yon; 9th grade attendants, Hunter Baggett and Rena O'Bryan; 10th grade attendants, Devin Ferrell and Christalynn Castleberry; and 11th grade attendants, Kristen Majeske and Colby Barrentine. Eighth grade prince and princess candidates are (front row, from left) Mary Sewell, Hannah Register, (back row) Brendan Dew, Zack Morris, and Aaron Young. Not pictured is Marisa Marshall.Homecoming week Jan. 17-22; FFA wins big at sub-district Shown at sub-district with their awards are (1st Row) Aubree Bay, Aleisa Griffin, Justin Moore, Hannah Register, (2nd Row) Breanna Walker, Johnny Aaron, Cole Miller( 3rd Row) Jesse Mills, Cody Finuff, and Nolan Musgrove. More photos next week. See A Photo In The County Record Youd Like A Copy Of? Si m p l y b rin g a bla nk di s k b y our office a nd w e w i ll b urn the photo for you $5 00McIntosh makes the President's List at LBWDr. Herbert H. J. Riedel, LBW Community College President, has announced academic honor students for the 2010 Fall Semester. From Calhoun County, Joshua Lee McIntosh of Altha received Presidents List honors. A total of 83 students were named to the Presidents List and 128 students were named to the Deans List. To qualify for these distinctions, students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and post a 3.5-3.99 (B+) grade point average to qualify for the Deans List, and a 4.0 (A) grade point average to qualify for the Presidents List.
DANIEL RAY DUNN Mr. Daniel Ray Dunn, 60, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away early Friday morning, January 7, 2011, surrounded by his family. Dan was a funeral director for Martin & Hightower Funeral Homes for the past 22 years. A 1968 graduate of Bay High School in Panama City, Florida, Dan was a record-setting football and baseball player for the Bay High Tornadoes. The legendary Dan-DDonuts in downtown Panama City is named after him. He was a graduate of Gupton Jones Mortuary College in Atlanta and a member of Midway Macedonia Baptist Church. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Ray and Bebble Dunn and a sister, Sheila Dunn McGraw. He is survived by his three children, Jason Dunn and his wife, Kelli, of Blountstown, FL, Brandon Dunn of Queens, New York, and Laura Dunn of Carrollton; two grandchildren, Scott and Kelly Dunn of Blountstown; a sister, Rhonwyn Geiger and her husband, Tom, of Tallahassee, FL; and his special friend, Dotti Green of Carrollton. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 9, at 2 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Bryan and Dr. J. Howard Cobble officiating. Interment followed in West Georgia Memorial Park with Rev. Gary Lawrence officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tanner Hospice PO Box 1136, Carrollton, Georgia, Autism Awareness, 1 East 33rd St., New York, NY, 10016 or Carroll County Humane Society, PO Box 1304, Carrollton, Ga. 30112. GODWIN Infant baby Godwin twins born at 16 weeks passed away Monday, January 3, 2011, in Panama City, FL. Survivors include mother and father, Linda Yon Godwin and Randy Godwin, of Blountstown, FL; a sister, Tiekeyrea Godwin, of Blountstown; maternal grandparents, Catherine and Ira Yon, of Blountstown; maternal great-grandmother, Irene Koonce of Blountstown; paternal grandmother, Gladys Godwin, of Greenwood, FL. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 8, at 11 am (CST) from the graveside at St. Rose Cemetery in the St. Rose Community. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). ELIZABETH BETTY LOUISE TAYLOR HUDSON Mrs. Elizabeth Betty Louise Taylor Hudson, 79, of Clarksville, FL, was reunited with her Lord and her late husband, Reverend Robert Vernon Hudson, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. She was a retired LPN and an active volunteer with Prison Ministries, the Senior Citizens program and the missions program at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Altha, FL. She had a passion for international missions and making sure that people knew the Lord as their personal Savior. Her family, church and dear friends were a special part of her Life. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death her father, Girard Erd Taylor; mother, Jessie Whigham Taylor; and brother, William Billy Taylor. Survivors include her children, Janet Merritt and her husband, Earl, of Pavo, GA, Peggy Whittaker and husband, Larry, of Clarksville, FL, Diane Varnum and Danny Stone of Tifton, GA, Joy Washburn and her husband, Ed, of Leesburg, GA, Bobby Hudson and his wife, Theresa, of Altha, FL. She is also survived by her brother, Alton Taylor, and his wife, Patricia, of Brooksville, FL; two sisters, Imogene (Jean) Johnson and her husband, Willie, of Albany, GA, and Mary Batson of Wewahitchka, FL; two sisters-in-law, Vivian Hall and her husband, Ralph, of Columbus, GA, and Millie Weaver and her husband, Pat, of Cairo, GA; 16 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, cousins, inlaws, and numerous friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 11, at 1:00 pm (CST) at Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Altha. Interment followed in the Victory Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Missions Fund, c/o Victory Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church 15947 NW Ashley Shiver Road, Altha, FL 32421. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). DELMAR LAMAR (DALE) MOULTON Mr. Delmar Lamar (Dale) Moulton, age 72, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011, in Tallahassee, FL. Dale was born on July 14, 1938, and had lived in Blountstown for the past six years, coming from Tallahassee. He was a retired underground telephone cable installer and was of the Church of God faith. Survivors include his wife, Ann Moulton, of Blountstown; two sons, Jessie Lee Moulton of Tallahassee and Richard Lamar Moulton of Blountstown; one daughter, Robbie Ann Bennett, and her husband, Kirby, of Blountstown; one brother, Marty Moulton, of Albany, GA; one sister, Mary Bettie, of Newport Richey, FL; two grandchildren, Christopher Cody Bennett and Tate Marshall Bennett. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 13, at 11 am (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Odum officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 13, from 10 am (CST) until service time at 11 am (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). CARRIE V. PEARSON Carrie V. Pearson, of Marianna, Florida, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, in Marianna. She was born May 3, 1933, to John R. and Lula V. (Jones) Collins. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert John Pearson, Sr.; two sons, Roger Lee Pearson and William Clay Pearson; her parents; a brother, Garland Collins; and a sister, Francis Dove. She is survived by a son, Robert J. Pearson, Jr., of Manassas, Virginia; daughters, Donna Lynn Todd and her husband, Joe, of Altha, Florida, Brenda Ann Noss and her husband, Ronald, of Marianna and Shelly Marie Smith and her husband, Peter, of Riverview, Florida; grandchildren, Stephanie Rice Eidson and her husband, Daniel, Tyler Cameron Pearson, and Rebeccka and Jonathan Smith. Visitation was held on Monday. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449). Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.adamsfh.com REVEREND JAMES PELT Reverend James Pelt, 82, of Blountstown, Florida, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, in Blountstown. He was a retired educator and minister. He taught at Blountstown High School for 25 years and served in churches in Florida, Georgia and Alabama for 54 years. He was a member of Blountstown First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Cary and Georgia (Sellers) Pelt, and a grandson, Brandon Barbee. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Martin Pelt, of Blountstown; daughters, Donna Maloy and her husband, Mike, of Carrabelle, Florida, and Georgia Barbee of Blountstown; grandchildren, Chris Mears and his wife, Nancy, Ashley Britt and her husband, Kasey, and Matthew and Jim Barbee; greatgrandchildren, Nicole and Thomas Cauley, Gabe Britt, and Collin, Allyson and Brooks Ann Mears; a brother, Dr. Michael Pelt, and his wife, Betty, of Mt. Olive, North Carolina; sisters, Myrtle Stanco of North Carolina, Jeannette Townsend of Chipley, Florida, and Bonnie Hall of Blountstown; a special cousin, John Pelt, of Panama City, Florida; and a special brother-in-law, Hodges R. Martin, and his wife, Eunice, of Marianna, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 10, at First Baptist Church with Reverend David Throckmorton and Reverend Dustin Malphurs officiating. Interment followed in Nettle Ridge Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or if friends desire, tributes may be made to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home, P O. Box 8190, Lakeland, Florida 33802-9963 or to First Baptist Church for the Stallworth Family, 16693 NE Pear Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6745449). Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.adamsfh.com AIDIN NICHOLAS TOMMY WEBB Infant baby boy, Aidin Nicholas Tommy Webb, born at seven months, passed way Tuesday, January, 4, 2011, in Marianna, FL. Aidin was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfathers, Nick Boris, W.T. Webb and Henry Kever; maternal great-grandmother, Nita McClellan; paternal greatgrandmother and father, Viola and B.M. Terry. Survivors include his mother and father, Angie Louise McClellan and Gerald Thomas Webb, of Blountstown, FL; two brothers, Alex Phillips and Garrett Webb, both of Blountstown; maternal grandfather and grandmother, Allen and Patty McClellan, of Altha, FL; maternal grandmother and grandfather, Lisa and John Godwin, of Blountstown; maternal great-grandmother, Lilly Boris, of Bristol, FL; paternal grandfather and grandmother, Alvin and Wreatha Webb, of Altha; paternal grandmother and grandfather, Mary and Dale Folsom, of Blountstown; and paternal great-grandmother, Mattie Webb, of Altha, FL. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, at 3:30 p.m. (CST) from the graveside at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. Interment followed in the Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266).The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 9 9 O O B B I I T T U U A A R R I I E E S S ADAMS FUNERAL HOME 674-5449 643-5410 www.adamsfh.com A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director The families we serve find comfort and reassurance in Adams Funeral Homes long time service in our community and surrounding counties. Our new renovation provides you with new visitation rooms, family center, large chapel, and soon we will have online live streaming of the funeral for families unable to attend. Between the new, spacious surroundings and excellent service, you will experience a new level of comfort at the same great affordable price. 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: email@example.com 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 ~ ~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
DO concentrations of at least 5 parts per million (or 5 milligrams per liter or 5 mg/L). Fish can tolerate brief periods of reduced oxygen, but if DO levels drop below 2 mg/L, they cant always recover; and if concentrations fall below 1 mg/L, fish begin to die. Oxygen-related fish kills usually affect many different sizes and species of fish, whereas cold temperaturerelated fish kills tend to affect only one or two species. If it is an oxygenrelated fish kill, large fish tend to be affected first. Small fish can be seen gulping or gasping for air at the surface. Fish diseases, parasites, and stresses from poor water quality, overcrowding, and human impacts can also lead to fish kills, but the reduction of dissolved oxygen in a water body is the most common cause of fish kills in Florida throughout the year. Aerating your pond is one way in which to reduce the chances or severity of a fish kill. For more information on pond management and fish health please contact the Calhoun County Extension Service at 850-674-8323. References used for this article are from the University of Florida, Florida LakeWatch Program, (http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/index.ht m), the LakeWatch publication Understanding Fish Kills in Florida Freshwater Systems, (http://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/circpdffolder/fish_kill_LR.pdf), The University of Florida, IFAS Extension publications Managing Florida Ponds for Fishing (http://edis.ifas. ufl.edu/fa001), and Dissolved Oxygen for Fish Production (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fa00 2). The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tracks fish kill occurrences in Floridas natural waters. This helps biologists determine if there are problems that may need further investigation or restorative measures. Residents can report fish kills in natural water bodies to the FWC at http://research.My FWC.com/fishkill/submit.a sp or call the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-6360511, or visit http://myfwc.com/. Dates Set for 4-H Camp Timpoochee County 4-H Camp at Camp Timpoochee has been a tradition in Calhoun and surrounding counties for decades. We look forward to continuing that tradition this year during the week of June 20-24, 2011. This is a residential camp located on the Bay in Niceville, FL. The cost of camp is $210 for 4-H members, and $220 for youth ages 8-18 (on or before September 1st of 2010) who are not currently enrolled in 4-H. Transportation will be provided to camp on Monday morning and home again Friday morning. While at camp youth will participate in a variety of fun learning experiences including, crafts, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, games, campfires and more! Research has shown camping helps kids build life skills in a safe environment while having fun, so save the dates, and begin preparing now to attend! For questions call Mrs. Whitney at (850) 6748323. Registration for county camp will open April 1st and close June 3rd. All paperwork and fees must be turned in during this time. If you have any questions, please call the Calhoun County Extension at 674-8323, visit us at 20816 Central Ave East, Blountstown, or visit our website at http://calhoun.i fas.ufl.edu/. The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 s Across from Wakulla Bank in Downtown Blountstown 674-1988 Open Mon-Fri 5am-2pm Sat 5am-Noon Connie's Kitchen Parrish Appliance CALL (850)447-2454 Providing quality, non-warranty repairs to the Calhoun County & Bristol areas. Most major brands serviced O ver 1 0 Y ears o f T r u sted L oca l S ervice Ow ners : K evin & L i z P arris h p arris h a ppl icance @y a h oo com Bailey Associated Svc., Inc. Water Well Pump Repair Service and Lawn Maintenance & Welding Fabricating Plumbing Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing H: 762-5578 C: 447-2724 Need Something Printed? Let Us Give You A Quote The County Record 20311 Central Ave. West Blountstown, FL 850-674-5041 ro b ert @ the c o u nt y re c ord net Summerlin Motors3905 W. Hwy. 90 in MariannaHAND-PICKED QUALITY CARS & TRUCKSBEST DEAL IN THE TRI-STATE AREA!Toll Free: 1-888-740-8222Bus: (850) 526-5254 Res: (850) 762-3679SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM! W.A.CExtension Agency News continued
A A u u t t o o s s 2002 Chevy Blazer, 101k miles, V-6, Vortec, power seats and windows, 4 door, towing package, $$5500 OBO.Call 762-2252. 2010 Camry, 43,000 miles, full transferable warranty, value $2,500;new tires, new floormats ($290 value), new SW cover, new door guards; Barcelona red, gray cloth interior.Retails, $17,440, asking $15,590.Call 209-4500.F F o o r r R R e e n n t t 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. 2 bedroom trailers for rent. Garbage service, laundrymat available.Call 674-4011 after 5:00 p.m. 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol.$85 to $145 weekly.Deposit required.All utilities included. NO PETS.Singles or Couples preferred.Also RV for rent.Call Tue.Fri.9 a.m.to 6 p.m.or Sat. 9 a.m.12 p.m.Closed Sun.& Mon.674-7616 or (850) 2146203. 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. 2 bedroom, 1 bath house, 3 miles north on Hwy.69.CHA, good neighborhood, clean house, NO PETS.$500/month, $500/deposit.Call 674-5921 or 643-8472.F F o o r r S S a a l l e e Electric hospital bed, $60.Call 674-7168. Super Deal:13 game systems Complete and each works! Includes:3 VERY rare Sega Saturns with 18 games, 1 Sega Genesis with 3 games, 3 Regular Nintendos with 10 games, 3 Nintendo 64 with 9 games, 1 Super Nintendo with 5 games, 1 gamecube with a rare attachable screen and mic with 3 games and 1 PS 2 with 6 games.All for $275 or will swap all for Red Wii Bundle disabled Daughter wants.Will hook up any or all.All units were our personal use.Sold on Ebay for much much more.Call 850762-3477 if interested. 15Colby LDC Flat Screen TV.Turned on twice.$125. Call 237-1338, leave message. 1993 Dutchman 5th wheel camper, 33 ft., sleeps 6, full kitchen and bath with shower, CHA, clean, good condition, $3,800 OBO.Call 762-8850. Featherlight 25cc, 17 inch cut weedeater, $50;Polan chainsaw, 16 inch bar, $65.Please call 674-1740 for more info. Wicker loveseat and chair, $40, Bennett, 674-7168.J J o o b b O O p p e e n n i i n n g g Hiring Locally This Week Liberty National Life Insurance Company Full 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 Dog:Approximate 8 month old gray/silver Great Dane male puppy.Very large. Answers to Zeus.Last seen December 21, on Miller & Nobles Road behind Bevis Funeral Home on Hwy.20 in Bristol.Pet of two young boys who miss him.If seen or know of his whereabouts, please call 674-4013 or 643-9723 and leave a message.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.The County Record, JANUARY 12, 2011, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: email@example.com 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-OBryanINSURANCE603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL Driver Trainees Needed Now at Werner Enterprises! Earn up to $700 per Week after training. Great Benefits! No Experience needed! 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Place Your Order With Us For Fast Service at Reasonable Prices The County Record Between Hopkins and Badcock 674-5041 Legal NoticeRUTH W.ATTAWAY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT 20859 CENTRAL AVENUE,EAST BLOUNTSTOWN,FLORIDA 32424 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Larry Waldorff is the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows; CERTIFICATE NO.295, YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2005 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Parcel # R-162S-09-0000-0005-0900 Parcel 1:Begin at the SW corner of Section 16, Twp 2 South, Range 9 West, and run North 629 feet, thence East 239 feet, thence North 420 feet, thence run East to the West side of Chipola River thence run West 410 feet, for point of beginning, thence South 12 degrees West 75 feet, thence West 90 feet, thence North 75 feet, thence East 90 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel 2:Begin at the SW corner of Section 16, T2S, R9W and run North 629 feet;thence East 239 feet;thence North 420 feet;thence East to the West side of Chipola River, thence run West 410 feet; thence go in a SW direction 75 feet for the point of beginning;thence go in a Southwesterly direction 73 feet;thence go in a NW direction 80 feet;thence go in a NE direction 27 feet;thence go East 90 feet to point of beginning.LESS AND EXCEPT:Begin at the SW corner of Section 16, T2S, R9W and run North 629 feet;thence East 239 feet, thence North 420 feet;thence East to the West side of Chipola River;thence run West 410 feet; thence go in a SW direction 121 feet for point of beginning;thence go in a Southwesterly direction 27 feet;thence go in a NW direction 80 feet;thence go in a NE direction 27 feet;thence go in a Southeast direction 80 feet to point of beginning. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED James & Jacqueline Shaughnessy c/o Gail Herzich. 300 E.Sawyer St. St.George Island, Fl 32328 Said property being in the County of CALHOUN, STATE OF FLORIDA.Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate shall be SOLD to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on February 10, 2011 At 10:00 A.M.CST. By;Robie Bennett Deputy Clerk RUTH W.ATTAWAY Clerk of Circuit Court of Calhoun County, FloridaLegal NoticeREQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners is seeking professional consultant services for Construction Engineering Inspection on County Road 274 LAP from State Road 73 to State Road 69. CONSULTANT ELIGIBILITY:It is a basic tenet of the Countys contracting program that contracts are procured in a fair, open, and competitive manner.By submitting a Letter of Response, the Consultants certifies that they are in compliance with FDOT Procedure No.375-030-006, Restriction on Consultants Eligibility to Compete for Department Contracts.This directive is available on FDOTs Web Site.In addition to the restrictions identified in Procedure No.375-030-006, please be advised of the following prohibition:A consultant firm or its affiliate who was the Designer or Engineer of Record is precluded from bidding on the same project. FEDERAL DEPARTMENT:This project is federally funded with assistance from the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. By submitting a Letter of Response, the consultant certifies that no principal (which includes officers, directors, or executives) is presently suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from participation on this transaction by any Federal Department or Agency. RESPONSE PROCEDURE:Qualified consultants are encouraged to submit the original and three (3) copies of the letter of response to the Calhoun County Clerks Office, Calhoun County Court House, 20859 Central Ave East, Room 130, Blountstown, FL 32424, by the response deadline, Monday, January 31, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., C.T.Selection will be made directly from Letters of Response.Letters of Response are limited to five pages for this project. SELECTION PROCEDURE:This project is covered by the selection process detailed in the ConsultantsCompetitive Negotiation Act, Section 287.055 of the Florida Statutes.Selection will be made directly from Letters of Response for this project. Note:Responses will be scored and ranked by a selection committee and submitted to the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners.The final selection will be made by the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners at the board meeting on February 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., C.T.Any other meetings will be posted on the Countys Web Site at www.calhounflorida.org.All public meetings will be held at the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners meeting room, 20816 Central Ave.East, Blountstown, FL 32424. In order to ensure a fair, competitive, and open process, once a project is advertised for Letter of Response or Letters of Qualification, all communications between interested firms and the County must be directed to Mr.Don A.OBryan, Calhoun County Administrator, (850) 674-8075. Letters of Response should at a minimum, include the following information: Project Name/DOT Financial Management Number:428018-1-58-01 Consultants name and address. Proposed responsible office for consultant Contact person, phone number and Internet Email Address. Statement regarding previous experience of consultant or sub-consultants in advertised type of work. Proposed key personnel and their proposed roles (do not include resumes) Sub-consultant(s) that may be used for the project. Indication as to whether the prime firm and/or sub-consultants are disadvantages business enterprises (DBE). The outside of the envelope should be marked with Sealed Proposal County Road 274 LAP Engineering Inspector RFP. The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, age, disability, marital status or national origin in consideration for an award. The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals deemed in the best interest of the County.EEO/AALegal NoticeMELVIN NEW GRADE ROAD HMGP/DR 1831 PROJECT PROJECT # 14.182 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids from any qualified person, company or corporation interested in constructing: MELVIN NEW GRADE ROAD HMGP 1831-25-R MELVIN NEW GRADE ROAD FEMA 1831-DR-FL PW 01051 REPAIRS Plans and specifications can be obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 20684 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, FL 32424, (850) 6743300.The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes. This project is a road repair and paving project, which consists of grading, shaping, and compacting limerock, reworking shoulders, placing asphalt, and striping the roadway. All bidders shall be pre-qualified with the Florida Department of Transportation per Section 2-1 of the F.D.O.T.Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2010 edition for: HOT PLANT-MIXED BITUM.COURSES FLEXIBLE PAVING. Completion date for these projects will be 150 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. Liquidated damages for failure to complete the project on the specified date will be set at $200.00 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, the project number and what the bid is for. Bids will be received until 12:00 p.m. (C.T.), on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at the Calhoun County Clerks Office, Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Room 130, Blountstown, Florida 32424, and will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.(C.T.). Cost for Plans and Specifications will be $75.00 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Calhoun County. If you have any questions, please call Matt Carpenter at (850) 643-2771 or HYPERLINK mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@preble-rish.com.Legal NoticePUBLIC AUCTION Pauls Wrecker Service will hold a public auction on January 27, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (C.T.). 1994 Ford F-150 Pick Up Vin # 1FTDF15Y7RNA49250 Red In Color Auction will be held at Pauls Wrecker Service, 19844 S.W.South Street, Suite A, Blountstown, Florida. Pauls Wrecker Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids.PH:850-674TOWS (8697)Legal NoticeNOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of KEITH PARRISH GARAGE located at 17312 NE Pear St., Blountstown, Florida 32424 intends to register the said name with the Clerk of Circuit Court, Calhoun County, Florida, as provided in Section 865.09, Florida Statutes. DATED at Blountstown, Florida this 10th day of January, 2011. KEITH PARRISHLegal NoticeNOTICE OF DISPOSAL Marilyn Russell will dispose of contents of the Russell home on John G.Bryant Road, Blountstown Florida, 30 days from January 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.if not paid in full and emptied out.The unit is believed to contain household and/or personal property. DEANNA DOYAL CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for a full-time PROPERTY/ INVENTORY AND RECORDS COORDINATOR High school diploma or GED required with two (2) years of inventory records maintenance and computerized database management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 20, 2011 Contact Human Resources at mailto:email@example.com or at (850)718-2269 for application details. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Water Service Technician II Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of Water Service Technician II at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through January 24, 2011. For more information, visit our website at www.gcec.com. Equal Opportunity Employer Member Relations Specialist Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the position of Member Relations Specialist at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through January 24, 2011. For more information, visit our website at www.gcec.com. Equal Opportunity Employer AUTOS FOR SALE Calhoun County Senior Citizens has the following two (2) vehicles for sale by way of a sealed bid. The following two (2) vehicles are available: 1) 1999 Chevrolet Mini Van Mileage: 120,190. Fair Condition: needs paint job. Minimum bid: $3,500.00. 2) 2004 Ford Station Wagon Mileage: 141,962. Good condition. Minimum bid: $2,000.00. These vehicles may be seen between the hours of 7:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday at 16859 NE Cayson St., Blountstown. If interested, mark your envelope SEALED BID FOR#1 OR SEALED BID FOR #2. Bids will be opened at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM. Bids need to be turned in by Monday, March 14, 2011by 4:00 PM. Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association Board of Directors reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Jan 12, 19, 2011
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