The County record
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028414/00324
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Title: The County record
Uniform Title: County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: County record
Publisher: Wallace B. Finlay
Place of Publication: Blountstown, Fla
Publication Date: 01-19-2011
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Blountstown (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Calhoun -- Blountstown
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 46, no. 13 (Dec. 12, 1952).
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011 103rd Year, No. 21 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) CRIMEGuard is suspended from BHS positionBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA prison guard who was arrested last week for being a principal to aggravated battery has been put on suspension from his job at a local school. Terry Blair, 39, has been working as a parttime custodian at Blountstown High School since the summer of 2009. However, after his arrest Jan. 16, he was suspended from BHS without pay. Superintendent Tommy McClellan, who is Blair’s father-in-law, says he was following the advice of School Board Attorney David House. “I just had to treat him like any other employee,” McClellan tells TheCounty Record According to an affidavit filed in the Jackson County 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. 19...8PM... 4 4 . 9 9 ' Jan. 21...8PM... 4 4 . 2 2 ' Jan. 23...6AM... . 3 3 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!CRIMEDrunk driver flees deputyBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorAn Altha man led deputies on a chase early Saturday, then wound up behind bars. Gregory Edenfield, 49, has been charged with driving under the influence, felony fleeing, and resisting arrest without violence. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Dep. Jody Hoagland met Dep. John Scheetz at Altha Town Hall around 2 a.m. to retrieve some paper work. As they were speaking, Dep. Hoagland noticed a four door car, followed by a gold Ford F150, headed northbound. He noticed the truck had a busted tail light, then watched as it passed the car in a no passing zone. Dep. Hoagland pulled out and attempted to stop the truck, but the driver accelerated and turned onto Bodiford Road. He continued in pursuit, with lights flashing, as the driver turned into a residence. Dep. Hoagland noted a white male with dark hair, dressed in denim and a green John Deere hat, exited the vehicle as he ordered him to stop immediately. The driver reportedly ignored Dep. Hoagland and fled onto the back porch where he fumbled with the back door. As Dep. Hoagland approached, the man entered the residence and shut the door in the deputy’s face. Dep. Hoagland attempted to open the door and was met by a female, later identified as Edenfield’s wife, Hilda, 55. She refused to allow Dep. Hoagland to enter the home and contin 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 Quesadilla Combo Large 1-Topping Pizza, Chicken or Steak Quesadilla & 2-Litre Drink $15.99 REMEMBERINGDR. KINGCELEBRATION The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was remembered across the nation Monday during his birthday celebration. Here in Calhoun County, the rain prevented the traditional march through downtown from happening, but spirits certainly weren't dampened. A crowd gathered at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church on River Street for a program in honor of Dr. King. Above, some of the attendees stand outside the church around the banner commemorating the day. EDENFIELDSee DUI ARREST page 2 T TE E R R R R Y YB BL L A A I I R RSee PRISON GUARD page 2 CELEBRATIONAltha royalty crownedHomecoming week at Altha School kicked off Monday night with coronation. Seniors Jeffery Waldroff and Olivia Edenfield were crowned Mr. and Miss Altha High School. Also crowned were eighth graders Aaron Young and Hannah Register who were voted Prince and Princess at Altha. The festivities, with the theme "A Wildcat's Paradise", continue throughout the week with activities each day. A parade is planned Friday at 1 p.m., followed by a pep rally and Battle of the Bands. The homecoming game is set for Friday night against Bethlehem. J.V. takes to the court at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7. The finale takes place Saturday when the alumni showcase will be held in the Altha gym, along with a chili cookoff, starting at 4 p.m.GOVERNMENTCity Council votes 3-2 to not rehire City ManagerBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorWhen the Blountstown City Council convened for the first meeting of the new year last Tuesday night, it quickly became clear that change was on the agenda. By meeting’s end, City Manager James Woods was without a job. As outgoing Councilman David Blair prepared to step down, he offered some words to the new Council. “I think Mr. Woods has done a commendable job,” Blair remarked of the City Manager. “He’s done a lot for the city,” noting that Woods was instrumental in securing $2 million to upgrade the electrical system, along with funding to repair the dam and a sidewalk project on Charlie Johns Street, just to name a few. “All the spending that goes on in the city is controlled by the City Council,” Blair emphasized, noting that spending became an issue in the recent election. “Mr. Woods does not have the authority to spend a dime unless this City Council approves. Mr. Woods puts these projects in front of the City Council and we decide to fund them not him.” When it came time for the annual vote to rehire Woods, Councilman Tony Shoemake made the motion Shoemake, Griffin, and Deason take their oath of office.See CITY COUNCIL page 6


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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 netued to do so even after he explained he was in pursuit and had every right to enter. Dep. Scheetz then arrived, along with Betty Ann Malone, 54, who was the driver of the car that had been passed by the gold truck. Malone told authorities that Hilda Edenfield was actually the driver of the truck. Dep. Hoagland told Hilda that if she continued to deny him access to the residence she would be charged with obstruction of justice. She reportedly continued to block the doorway, stepped into his path, placed her finger on his chest and stated, “Get out of my house, you have no business here.” Dep. Hoagland attempted to place Hilda under arrest and she resisted by pulling away. He explained that she was obstructing justice at which point she stepped to the side and said she was the one driving the truck. Dep. Hoagland told her he witnessed a man driving and described his clothing. Hilda then stated, “Please don’t do this to him.” She then allowed Dep. Hoagland to enter the residence. Dep. Hoagland found a man, dressed as the driver he had witnessed, passed out in a bedroom closet. Hilda identified him as her husband, Greg. When Dep. Hoagland was able to wake him, Greg stated he had been asleep in bed the whole time. He had difficulty standing and walking and smelled of alcohol. He was taken to the jail where he refused to submit to a breath test. Edenfield was released the following day after posting a $6000 bond.DUI arrest in Altha continued case, Blair’s arrest stemmed from two incidents that allegedly occurred at ACI in May and June. 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. DOC terminated Blair on June 14. Prison guard cont'd 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 tBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA man who allegedly took his anger out on a vehicle landed in jail over the weekend. Larico Mathis, 23, has been charged with criminal mischief. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the incident allegedly occurred the night of Jan. 8 when Dep. Bobby Sims and Dep. Gary McGee responded to a home on Seaborn Hand Road in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputies were met by three individuals who stated they were inside the residence when a car pulled into the drive and they heard a male voice calling for a guy in the house to come outside and fight. The man, later identified as Mathis, reportedly began beating on windows of the home. The three people inside went onto the front porch and spotted Mathis using a big tree limb to hit a vehicle parked in the front yard. He reportedly struck the front and rear passenger windows, causing them to break, then put the limb down, got in a red Ford, and left the residence. Deputies retrieved blood evidence from the limb. While investigating at the scene, one of the witnesses advised Mathis was on the phone. Dep. Sims took the phone and Mathis refused to meet him in person, but stated he busted out the windows. A warrant was issued for his arrest. C C R R I I M M E E B B R R I I E E F FMan jailed for busting windows MATHIS


The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, P P a a g g e e 3 3 Our patients' comfort, care and recovery are our top priorities. At Blountstown Health and Rehab we have been providing high quality "skilled nursing care" to more than a thousand local Medicare beneficiaries over the past 14 years. We provide a full range of services including a wide range of activities a full-time social worker, registered dietician services, monthly medication review by licensed pharmacists, intense physical, occupational and speech therapy, professional and courteous nursing care and much more. We hope you choose to “Come Home to Rehab” Blountstown Health & Rehab 16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown, Florida 850-674-4311 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: MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold an 8-hour Firearms Familiarization course for women only, Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Reddoch Firing Range on the Blue Springs Highway. Although successful completion of the course may be used in applying for a Concealed Weapons Permit, women who simply want to learn to shoot are also welcome. Students may bring personal weapons, but these should be left in vehicle until requested by instructors. Only .38, 9mm, and .40 cal ammunition will be provided. College weapons will be utilized for most of the course, but students will be allowed to shoot their own weapons at some point during the course. Registration and payment of the $100 fee must be completed in advance. Class size is limited. Use of a weapon and ammunition are included in the cost of the course. For information, call Doris Williams at (850) 718-2394 or e-mail williamsd@chipola.edu. Blountstown Rotary Club donates $2k to camp for disabled kidsBlountstown Rotary President James A. Woods is shown presenting a check for $2000 to Rotary Area Governor Lee Garner of Chattahoochee for the Rotary Youth Camp. Rotary Youth Camp is a program to provide a summer camp experience to disabled children, while giving the parents a break also. Lives have been changed for the better through this program. The Rotary Youth Camp is another of the programs supported by your community support of the Catfish Tournament and Goat Day. Blountstown Main Street will meet on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 a.m. at Main Street Station. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization is invited to attend. Call Kelli at 674-1004 if you need more details.Main Street will meet on January 27 S S U U B B S S C C R R I I B B E E T T O O D D A A Y Y !~ARTIST SERIES CONTINUES~Artist Charles Carman Pierce returns to library on Jan. 25Charles Carman Pierce, visual artist, is shown above doing a live demonstration of his techniques for painting with watercolors. The piece he is working on is of the Cloister Hotel on Sea Island in Georgia. Mr. Pierce will be working again at the round table by the Adult Reading Room in the Blountstown Public Library on Tuesday afternoon, January 25th. Stop by and check it out. Portraiture in the selected mediums of charcoal, pastels, and oil have been Pierce’s main interest. At age 15, he studied with his first mentor, who as a student for many years in the 1950’s in the art schools of Chicago, demonstrated the use of the charcoal stick and values of the medium, the secrets of the feather touch and use of layering so as to bring the subject to life and out of the paper. His most memorial words of advice were, “Study many different artists and styles as you can, do not duplicate any, find your own style from what you learn and be your own artist.” Pierce says his mentor told him, “Learning to draw correctly was basic and that until I could master that ability, not to think about color or painting. He also said to do my art for myself and work at another type job.” Pierce, who spent several years in Chicago and Tallahassee, has shown his work all over the country. He is the son of Elsie Pierce of Blountstown which brings him to Calhoun County. “We are really lucky to have such a talented man involved in helping us spread the joy of art to those in the community,” says Anna Layton, Cultural Arts Coordinator at the Blountstown Library. “His work is beautiful and his exhibit gives the library a true gallery flare! I hope folks can stop by and experience it!” The next meeting of the Writer's Guild will be on Saturday, Jan. 22. Please remember to bring your finished and typed story-withrecipe for inclusion in the TASTY TALES project. This is the deadline for submission so we can continue to completion for a spring program. If you have any questions, contact Darlene V. Earhart at the Calhoun County Public Library, ph. 674-8773.Writers Guild meets Jan. 22 at the libraryFirearm class for women at Chipola 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


The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, P P a a g g e e 4 4 Pictured at the recent Blountstown United Methodist Church Trustee Committee meeting are (seated, from left) Joe Alford, Laddie Williams, (standing) Danita McClellan, Bonnie Hall, Park Trammell Jr, Joe Webb and Rev. Jim Jines. A photo of the late Marjorie B. Trammell is also shown as a Musical Trust in her memory was set in place during the meeting.Methodist Church receives gift from Marjorie Trammell TrustThe music ministry of Blountstown United Methodist Church was the recipient of a generous memorial gift given in memory of Marjorie B. Trammell. The Trustee Committee met Dec. 14 with members of the Trammell family to set in place the Marjorie B. Trammell Musical Trust. The Trust has been invested with the United Methodist Foundation and the music program designated as the benefactor of the interest. Mrs. Marjorie B. Trammell was a faithful member of Blountstown United Methodist Church for 64 years. The music ministry, during that time, was a central focus in her life. Born in Bascom, FL, Mrs. Trammell relocated to Blountstown after her marriage to Park Trammell in 1940 and joined the church while it was located on North Pear St. In 1944, the church moved to it’s current location on Hwy 20. Mrs. Trammell’s oldest son, Park Jr., was baptized during the first Sunday service held in the new sanctuary on July 4, 1944. Robert and Jeffery, her younger sons, were also baptized there. All three sons were very active members throughout their youth. Marjorie served on the Administrative Council and the Board of Stewards. She was a member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and the United Methodist Women, and served as the church historian and Sunday School teacher. Her greatest joy came from the 40 years of singing in the choir and various ensembles. Mrs. Trammell was a gifted piano “by ear” player and joyfully accompanied many children, youth and adults during various performances, talent shows and church programs. Her gentle spirit and radiant smile were a testament to her deep love for family, friends, and members of this congregation and, above all, her Maker. MARIANNA— The Freddy Cole Quartet in Concert, the third event in the Chipola College Artist Series, will be presented Feb. 7, 2011. Individual event tickets $12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under –go on sale Jan. 24 in the Chipola Business Office. Freddy Cole, a Grammy nominee in his own right, makes no apology for sounding like his brother, Nat King Cole. And he stands shoulder to shoulder with today’s jazz greats. Warm, intimate, elegant come to mind with Freddy behind the piano and microphone. A master vocalist and pianist, Cole will captivate listeners with his warm presence, subtle phrasing, and world class jazz. He has been charming audiences in the States and abroad for over 40 years. Freddy’s music education began at Chicago's Roosevelt Institute, continued with degrees from the Juilliard School of Music in New York and the New England Conservatory of Music. He hit the thriving jazz scene of New York City learning the ropes from such influential mentors as drummer Sonny Greer. For information, visit www.freddycole.com. The Manhattan Piano Trio closes the 2010-11 season, March 17, 2011. The Trio has become one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in the United States. The group uses piano, violin and cello as their individual instruments of expression to present Classical, Romantic and Contemporary music. For information, visit www.manhattanpianotrio .com. Freddy Cole Quartet will perform at Chipola Feb. 7 Jon Plummer, Pharmacist 20370 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-2222 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Come in and we will help you pick the perfect gift for your sweetie!  Jewelry  Chocolates  Lotions  Balloons and Much More USPS 135-060 Published every Wednesday by Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc. 20311 Central Avenue West Blountstown, FL 32424 PHONE: 850-674-5041 •FAX: 850-674-5008 e-mail: therecord@gtcom.net website: www.thecountyrecord.net Periodicals postage paid at Blountstown, FL Post Office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE COUNTY RECORD P.O. Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424 $21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties $26.00 Elsewhere Robert A. Turner Publisher/Editor/Advertising Sharon Turner Bookkeeper/Circulation Kelli Peacock....News Editor Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has never missed an issue.The County Record The Voice of Calhoun County Since 1907 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 . 1 1 1 1 : : Dave Peterson, warrant; Heather Anthony, state VOP; Darius Brown, child support J J a a n n . 1 1 2 2 : : Suzanne Smith, warrant, failure to appear; John David Taylor, violation of conditional release; Michelle L. Terry, county VOP; Billy D. Gaskin, VOP J J a a n n . 1 1 3 3 : : Elton Pitts, domestic battery J J a a n n . 1 1 4 4 : : Kenisha Lynn, petit theft; Christopher Lucas, child support J J a a n n . 1 1 5 5 : : Gregory Edenfield, DUI, fleeing & eluding, resisting arrest without violence J J a a n n . 1 1 6 6 : : Wyatt Newton, petit theft; Larico Mathis, criminal mischief L L I I B B E E R R T T Y Y C C O O U U N N T T YY J J a a n n . 1 1 0 0 : : Thaddeus Alston, serving 5 days J J a a n n . 1 1 1 1 : : Roxanne Parrish, county VOP; Heather Anthony, housing for CCSO J J a a n n . 1 1 2 2 : : Michelle Lynn Terry, hold for Calhoun J J a a n n . 1 1 4 4 : : Kenisha Lynn, hold for Calhoun J J a a n n . 1 1 6 6 : : Donald Edward Friday, DUIT 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 .Florida’s Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees. Arbor Day in Florida will be celebrated on Jan. 21. While National Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April, several states, including Florida, observe the holiday at a time best suited for tree planting for their residents. Before you get started, you want to make sure you’re planting the right tree in the right place. A tree serves many purposes. It is wise to first determine which functions are most important to you when selecting a new tree to plant. The main functions of a tree are: Shade: Trees are an excellent source for cooling because not only do they block the rays of the sun, they add water to the air through transpiration. Plant where you want the shadow during the hottest time of the year. Beauty: Trees add color and can enhance your home depending on where it’s planted. Windbreak: These are most effective when you plant trees in a dense, step-like arrangement of both conifers and deciduous trees. Boundaries: Trees can help delineate your property. Once you determine the tree’s function, you need to pick the best spot to plant it. To help ensure that you plant the right tree in the right place, there are a few things to consider: Short flowering trees are ideal planted under power lines. These trees will not clash with the lines and will add color and beauty to your yard. Some examples of short flowering trees are redbuds, dogwoods and crabapples. Large deciduous trees are best used to shade your home and yard. These trees should be planted on the southeast, southwest and west side of your home to provide cooling shade in the summer and won’t obstruct the low winter sun. Examples of large shade trees are maples, oaks, spruce and many pine species. To slow strong winter winds, many people use evergreen trees, but large deciduous trees work well, too. Windbreaks should be planted on the north side of your home, a fair distance from the nearest structure. Spruce, firs and pine trees make fine windbreaks. Before you plant, you should also discover which trees grow best in Florida. To do so, consult the Arbor Day Foundation’s Hardiness Zone Map at www.arborday.org/treeinfo, or contact a local nursery or arborist. Once you’ve determined the function of your tree and which species you’d like, you’re ready to plant. You must take special care of your tree during planting time to ensure that it will grow healthy and strong. When planting a containerized tree, there are six steps you need to take. 1. Call before you dig. Call the 811 hotline to have underground utilities located. 2. Handle your tree with care. Always lift it up by its root ball and keep its roots moist until you plant it. 3. Dig the proper hole. Dig 2 to 5 times wider than the diameter of the root ball with sloping sides. 4. Dig to the proper depth. The trunk flare of your tree should sit slightly above ground level. 5. Back fill the hole with native soil. That is, unless the soil is all clay. Tamp soil gently to fill large air spaces. 6. Mulch your new tree. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around the planting area but keep it 1-2 inches away from the trunk. Planting instructions for bare-root trees and ball and burlap trees can be found at http://www.arborday.org /trees/tips/treePlanting.cfm Americans have been planting trees on Arbor Day since 1872. Nebraska City, Neb., resident, civic leader and agriculturist J. Sterling Morton urged Nebraskans to “set aside one day to plant trees, both forest and fruit.” Plant a tree in honor of Florida Arbor Day FridayThe Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is asking for nominations for the 2011 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented at the upcoming 64th Annual Chamber Membership Banquet. Nominations must be in writing (email kristy@calhounco.org to request a form), and must be submitted to the Chamber by Feb. 11, 2011. Characteristics of this individual are someone who has worked, promoted, or volunteered with great effort to or for the citizens of Calhoun County to create a better quality of life."Citizen of the Year" nominees are sought


Family & Friends Day at St. Mary St. Mary A.M.E. Church will be having their Annual "Family and Friends Day" on Sunday, January 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. The St. Paul congregation is asking everyone to come out and take part in this spirit filled fellowship at "The Anointed and Energetic St. Paul A.M.E Church" where Rev. Calvin Griffin, Sr. is pastor and "Jesus Christ is Lord".Heirs of Grace to perform SaturdayBlountstown 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 Rogers at 643-3602 or R.L. Phillips at 762-8405.Gateway to host Heirs of GraceHeirs of Grace, a women’s trio from the Tallahassee area will be in concert at Gateway Baptist Church on Sunday, January 23, at 11 AM. They have received many awards including the Beacon Award for “Female Group of the Year” in 2009 and 2010. Jennifer Strickland, one of the trio members, has been in this area several times as a member of the Emerald City Quartet. Heirs of Grace is more than a musical group. As their name implies, the message of God’s grace is the focus of their lives and ministry. Pastor Roger King shares, “We are delighted to have Heirs of Grace and invite you to enjoy this music ministry with us.” Catholic belief series continuesThe third in the series titled “What Catholics Believe” will he held Wednesday, Jan. 26, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Blountstown, located on Gaskin Street. Adoration begins at 5 p.m., followed by Mass at 6 p.m. with the program following at approximately 6:30 p.m. This month, the program will be Fr. J. Glenn Murray’s video presentation on the Mass. Fr. Murray explains the different parts of the Mass, its meaning, its scriptural content, and 2000 year old history. Join us for a session that explores the truth that is the source and summit of the Catholic faith. You are welcome to join us. Light refreshments will be served. Call 674-4482 to register or for more information.The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, P P a a g g e e 5 5 This Week in HistoryBy BMS History Department B B R R A A G G S S H H O O P P Happy 9th Birthday! Brittley Lynn Sangster turned nine years old on Dec. 29. She is the daughter of Bobby Sangster and Shanna Kelley of Altha. She celebrated her birthday at WonderWorks in Panama City. Brittley enjoys spending time with her Nanny and Papa and riding her 4-wheelers with friends. Happy birthday, Brittley! Happy 2nd Birthday! Pyerston O'Neal Brigham will be celebrating his 2nd birthday on January 19th. His party will be held on January 22nd at Chuckie Cheese in Tallahassee from 4:00 6:00 p.m. eastern time. All family and friends are invited. Pyerston is the son of Evelyn Smith and Franklin Brigham. He is the maternal grandson of the late J.L. Smith and Delphine Smith. He is the paternal grandson of Elder and Redella Brigham. He is the god son of Yolanda Lockhart, Shraine Baker, and Shae Young. He enjoys wrestling with his uncles, Zack and Chris. We love you, Mommy and Daddy! Landon Pickron staying warm with Nana and MiMiWe love you, Landon!!January 19 1969 – Americans musician Marvin Gaye tops the charts with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” January 20 1958 – American singer Elvis Presley receives orders from the Memphis, Tennessee, draft board to report for duty. January 21 1977 – One day after taking office, U.S. president Jimmy Carter grants pardon to hundreds of thousands of Americans who avoided the draft-dodger to come back to the United States without fear of prosecution. January 22 1903 – Colombia sells America the right to build the Panama Canal, and assigns U.S. control in perpetuity of a narrow strip of land known as the Canal Zone. January 23 1971 – Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, records the record low temperature for the United States: minus 80* F. January 24 1964 – In the world’s first heart transplant operation, 58-year-old Boyd Rush gets a chimpanzee heart and survives three hours. January 25 1964 – The Beatles get their first number one hit: “I Want to Hold your Hand.” COUNTRY LUNCH SERVED DAILY, 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 2:30 P.M. Hwy. 20, Bristol  643-2264 RESTAURANT The DINE IN with tea & salad . . . . . TO GO drink not included . . . . with salad . . . . . . . . . . $ 7 99 $ 7 99 $ 8 99 + Tax + Tax + Tax 12” Chocolate Chip Cookie Plain $12.50  with nuts or decorated $15 WHOLE CAKES & PIES AVAILABLE 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 BIRTHDAYANDBIRTHANNOUNCEMENTS$10 WITHPHOTODEADLINEMONDAYNOON Staff Sgt. Scott McDaniel is deploying in mid January to Afghanistan. He is in the 1st Bravo Company, 1-16 Infantry. He is the son of Donald and Ann Jourdan of Blountstown and is married to Natalie. M M i i l l i i t t a a r r y y N N e e w w s s McDaniel deploying to AfghanistanBY DOUG HEINLEN, AARP FLORIDA PRESIDENT Medicare recipients who fall into the "doughnut hole" received some welcome news on Jan. 1 when Medicare began providing a 50-percent discount for name-brand prescription drugs for those who will exceed their drug plan's initial coverage limit in 2011. The Medicare Part D coverage gap, known as the "doughnut hole," is the difference between the initial coverage limit of $2,840 per year for prescription drugs and the catastrophic coverage threshold of $4,550. Once you fall into the “doughnut hole,” your Part D prescription drug coverage, or drug coverage under a Medicare Advantage plan, stops. You’ll pay the full cost of your prescriptions until you reach the “catastrophic” coverage level of $4,550. But starting this year, the 50-percent discount on name-brand prescription drugs is available for anyone who falls into Medicare Part D's dreaded doughnut hole or coverage gap. A 7percent discount is available for generic medications. The discount will benefit older Floridians who are getting hit hard by prescription drug costs – specifically, those whose total retail prescription costs average $237 per month or less ($2,840 per year). Note that some prescription drug plans offer lower or higher initial overage limits instead of the standard $2,840. For older Americans who take several prescription drugs, the doughnut hole has been anything but sweet – it costs them several thousand dollars per year out of pocket. To add insult to injury, Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Part D prescription drug plans find that they must continue paying Part D plan premiums even after they fall into the doughnut hole. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than a quarter of Part D participants stop following their prescribed regimen of drugs when they hit the doughnut hole. Under the new national health law, discounts for both name-brand and generic drugs will be larger next year and grow steadily until 2020, when the Part D doughnut hole disappears entirely. People who now pay 100 percent of their drug costs in the doughnut hole will instead pay a copayment or coinsurance fee of no more than 25 percent. In the meantime, if you are trying to figure out if -and when -you might fall into the Part D coverage gap, you will find AARP's “doughnut hole” calculator at www.doughnuthole.aarp.or g to be a useful tool. AARP’s online calculator tool also can help you figure out how to save on prescription drug costs with lower-cost medications such as generics.Medicare Part D's...Doughnut Hole' is anything but sweet Church NewsStart the new year right. Make a difference in a family’s life and in your community by volunteering with Emerald Coast Hospice. Emerald Coast Hospice provides comprehensive compassionate care through a team of professional staff members and volunteers. Emerald Coast Hospice would like to invite you to become a part of our team by volunteering. Volunteers are thoroughly trained and provided ongoing education. Volunteers can serve in a variety of areas from administrative help to offering support to a hospice patient through visits or weekly phone calls. Volunteering with hospice offers the chance to heal hearts and give back to the community. Volunteering just a few hours a month makes an incredible impact. To learn more about volunteering with Emerald Coast Hospice or to inquire about hospice services please call 850-526-3577. Emerald Coast Hospice is in need of volunteersThe Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is now accepting donations of gently used, unwanted items for the Annual Rummage Sale in March. All proceeds directly support the Museum in its mission to preserve our shared heritage. Please call 850-674-2777 to arrange pickup or drop off times. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800’s. We are locate behind Sam Atkins Park.Settlement seeks donations for sale SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 674-5041


The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, Page 6 Liberty 4-H marches in our Governor’s Inaugural ParadeFlorida 4-H was invited to attend the 2011 Inaugural parade in Tallahassee Jan. 4 to help demonstrate the diverse aspects of our state’s many educational, cultural, and economic opportunities. The theme for the parade was “Florida: Forging a Path to Prosperity”. Nine Liberty County 4-H members and two club volunteers, Hauwa Black and JJ Lytle, along with 4-H Program Assistant Cathia Schmarje, attended and showed their support in the celebration of our newest Florida Governor–Elect Rick Scott and Lt. Governor–Elect Jennifer Carroll. We were served lunch by McDonald’s and enjoyed the walk in the parade while showing our Green and White colors by throwing beads to the spectators. Shown above are (back row, from left) Ryan Harper, Max Parrish, 4-H Volunteer Hauwa Black, 4H Program Assistant Cathia Schmarje, (middle row) Myncie Carnley, Haley Sapp, Kendall Wade, (front row) Seth Nieman, Hannah Sapp, Emma Wade and Andy Revell. A yellow bullhead caught in the Crystal River on Dec. 17 is the new state record for that species, a type of catfish, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists. Tom Flynn of Homosassa was fishing with minnows he had caught at a boat ramp when he hooked into the catfish. The new state record yellow bullhead weighed 5 pounds, .75 ounces and was 20 inches in length. “Actually, I was fishing for mangrove snapper,” Flynn said. “However, I started catching catfish and decided to keep them. I caught seven and took them home.” Flynn tried to convince his wife the fish were good eating. “She’s not really a big fan of catfish,” Flynn said. “But she went online to check them out and discovered that the state record was 2.91 pounds. I knew I had bigger fish than that.” Sure enough, when Flynn checked his catch, he had two fish that weighed more than the standing state record. Eric Thomas, an FWC freshwater fish biologist from the Ocala regional office, verified the new record yellow bullhead. Yellow bullhead are similar in appearance to the more common brown bullhead, with a nearly square tail, but the chin barbels (whiskers) are pale yellow or pink, unlike the somewhat larger brown bullhead (state record: 5 pounds, 12 ounces) that has darker pigmented chin barbels. The previous record was a 2.91-pound yellow bullhead. Michael Pace caught it in the Withlacoochee River in Levy County on March 7, 2007. For a fish to become an official state record, an FWC biologist must verify the species and weigh it on a certified scale. However, the FWC also recognizes anglers who catch a memorable-size fish with a Big Catch certificate. These are issued for 33 different species of freshwater fishes and are subject to less stringent guidelines to allow an angler to be recognized if the fish’s weight or length exceed minimum standards (see MyFWC.com/Fishing or the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Summary). For a Big Catch certificate, an adult needs to catch a yellow bullhead that exceeds either 14 inches in total length or 1.5 pounds (youth standards are 10 inches and 1 pound). The world record for this species is a 6-pound, 6ounce yellow bullhead that John Irvin caught in Bates County, Mo., on May 27, 2006. “I can’t believe what good eating these fish are,” Flynn said. “I think I’m going to keep going for them and see if I can catch the new world’s record.” The harvest of blue crabs from traps in all waters of Franklin County west to the FloridaAlabama border has reopened. The use of traps to capture blue crabs was prohibited for a 10-day period in this area so that lost and abandoned traps that remained in coastal and inland waters could be identified and removed. Three regional 10-day blue crab trap closures take place in designated areas in Florida in odd-numbered years and three other closures occur in even-numbered years. One of these closures began on Jan. 16 in all waters of the St. Johns River system. More information regarding the FWC’s trap retrieval program, blue crab trap closure dates, regulations, and how you can participate in cleanup events is available online at Myfwc.com/RULESANDREGS (click on “Fishing – Saltwater”). You can also contact FWC’s trap retrieval coordinator Kyle Miller at 850-487-0554. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) documented 23 panther deaths in 2010. Of those mortalities, 16 panthers died after being struck by vehicles. Six of the panther deaths are attributed to “intraspecific aggression,” or panthers killing other panthers. One panther died of unknown causes. This is very similar to 2009, when the FWC documented 25 deaths, with 17 of those killed by vehicles. The five-year average is approximately 23 panthers per year, with an average of almost 14 killed each year by vehicles. “Motorists should be aware that panthers are not always struck in posted panther speed zones,” said Darrell Land, FWC biologist and panther team leader. “We caution motorists to be on the lookout for the large cats in wild areas near panther zones, especially around sundown and sunrise.” Panther speed zones are well-marked, with speed limits reduced at night to 45 mph. Motorists should be aware that violators often receive fines exceeding $200 for their first offense, and any violation of more than 29 mph over the posted limit will result in a mandatory court appearance. Land also said the panther population has been slowly increasing in Florida, which results in the documentation of more dead panthers. Land also noted the female panthers that were radio-tagged during 2010 produced 29 kittens. The total number of kittens born for the entire population is unknown. Florida panthers have been listed federally as an endangered species since 1967 because of the small, isolated population and habitat loss. Recently the FWC completed a “Statement on Estimating Panther Population Size,” which notes there are likely between 100 and 160 adult panthers in South Florida. “This number comes from combining several science-based methods to provide a lower and upper bound of the population,” said Kipp Frohlich, the FWC’s Imperiled Species Section leader. “This should be thought of as a theoretical range that provides some insight into the possible magnitude of the total population size. We are continually seeking improved methods for determining the most accurate estimates.” Panther research and management funding comes directly from the additional fees collected when individuals purchase the “Protect the Florida panther” specialty license plate. Money also goes to law enforcement to increase patrols in the areas where panthers reside in South Florida. Panther specialty license plates are available at local tax collectors’ offices across the state. To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. F F l l o o r r i i d d a a F F i i s s h h & & W W i i l l d d l l i i f f e e N N e e w w s s Yellow bullhead from Crystal River is the new state record Panther death numbers have changed little over past yearBlue crab trap area closure in Franklin waters has endedto keep him on board. When there was no second, Mayor Winston Deason, who had just been administered his oath of office to begin another term, passed the gavel to Councilman James Griffin, also sworn in at the meeting and elected as Mayor Pro-Tem. Deason seconded the motion and opened the matter for discussion. Councilman Shoemake reiterated what Blair said about Woods and asked the new Council members to listen to the citizens they represent and work with Woods for a few months before making a decision. “Get to know him personally yourselves and work with him one on one,” Shoemake remarked. “I think at that time you’d have a better idea of he does for the city instead of the rumors and heresay that have been out there in the community.” Mayor Deason agreed. “He was hired to do a job, he does that job and he doesn’t back up from it,” he stated. “He helps people and our city is run as well as it can be run.” Edwin Strawn, President of Blountstown Main Street, addressed the Council and shared how Woods has supported the downtown revitalization efforts including the recent paint the town project, new awnings, lamp posts, and clean up efforts. “He works with us side by side and rarely misses a meeting,” Strawn told the Council. “The Main Street organization would like to see James Woods stay...let’s grow this town together.” Councilwoman Janie Boyd said she didn’t have a personal vendetta against Woods. “I sit here and see things others don’t see,” she stated. “My main concern if I had one I don’t know if it’s a male-female thing. Mr. Woods never contacts me on any issues so I don’t have the personal relationship these guys have. But what the majority of this Council wants to do, I’m fine with it.” Councilman Shoemake pointed out that most of the organizations Woods works with are made up of mostly women and he works well with them. Councilman Griffin said the electric system had gone down in the past couple of years and Shoemake adamantly disagreed. Woods noted he had been interviewed for the City Manager job during an 11 hour blackout and pointed out how the electrical system had vastly improved since that time. Shoemake noted that Mr. Woods inherited a system that had been in neglect with electricity going out all the time before he took the job. “It’s been a steady improvement,” he reported. Councilman Griffin complained that tree limbs on lines continue to be a problem in the city and that poles were not being repaired. Woods explained that there are new federal guidelines that must be met anytime work is done on a utility pole. “The [Public Service Commission] requires that when we touch a pole and start to do any changes, we have to not only fix the problem with that pole, we have to fix any safety issues on that pole and bring them in compliance.” Woods also pointed out that PSCregulations require that when the problem pole is repaired, the city is also required now to go to every pole connected to it and bring it up to federal code. “When we start with one pole, we may wind up fixing six, 10 or 12 poles before we’re finished with a project to meet the PSC’s requirements,” Woods reported. Boyd stated, “The real truth is folks, if we got out of the electrical business in the city and let another bigger company take it over, utility bills for the citizens would be a third or more less than what you pay now.” Shoemake asked Boyd, “How come when we did the budget hearing and you approved the increase in the rates, how come you didn’t make that suggestion? This is the first time I’ve heard that from you.” As far as utility prices in Florida, Woods noted, “We’re in the middle, we’re not the cheapest and we’re not the most expensive. We’re doing a good job with the resources and the system we have.” Woods pointed out that $750,000 per year comes from the electrical income to help fund the city’s services. “That’s a reality that’s there every budget year... That’s been the goose that’s laid the golden egg.” After a lengthy discussion, the Council voted 3-2 with Councilman Clifford Jackson, Boyd, and Griffin voting against rehiring Woods and Shoemake and Mayor Deason in favor of keeping him. They agreed to keep Woods as interim City Manager for 60 days. Several audience members were outraged by the decision to fire Woods. A special meeting is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. with the matter to be readdressed at that time.City Council continued SHAREYOURHUNTINGPHOTOSEMAILTO: news@thecountyrecord.netDEADLINEMONDAYNOON


The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, P P a a g g e e 7 7 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 MARIANNA— Orioles manager Buck Showalter, Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista and dozens of other former Chipola baseball players are expected to return to their alma mater Feb. 46 for the fourth annual Chipola Baseball Alumni event. On Feb. 5, former players will gather for Fastest Pitch and Homerun contests. A Kid’s Baseball Camp is also slated. The jerseys of Orioles manager Buck Showalter and MLB Homerun leader Jose Bautista will be retired during a pre-game ceremony before Chipola’s Saturday afternoon game. A $100 a Ticket Pro Baseball Celebrity Dinner is slated for 6:30 p.m. Showalter worked as an ESPN analyst on Baseball Tonight before taking over the Orioles in July of 2010. He inherited a ballclub with the worst record in the majors at 32–73. But Showalter quickly turned the program around finishing 34–23, the best record among American League East clubs during the same stretch. Showalter has managed the Yankees, Diamondbacks and Rangers. He grew up in Century, FL, and played at Chipola in 1976. From there he moved on to baseball Mississippi State where he was an All-American who batted .459 in 1977. He was selected by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the draft, and spent seven seasons in the Yankees’ minor league system. Showalter never played in the majors in part because he played first base, the same position as Yankee Don Mattingly. Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays was Major League Baseball’s 2010 homerun leader. With 54 round-trippers, he became only the 26th player in history to launch at least 50 homers in one season. Bautista, who played at Chipola before being drafted by the Pirates in 2000, is quick to credit Chipola and baseball coach Jeff Johnson for contributing to his success. "Coach Johnson has and still has a great impact on my life. It began from the time I arrived in Marianna, at age 18 and continues today as I play in the Major Leagues.” The 29 year-old has also played for the Pirates, the Orioles and the Royals. He won this year's Silver Slugger Award, the Hank Aaron Award and finished fourth in voting for the American League MVP Showalter and Bautista also visited Chipola at the 2010 Alumni event with former players: Richie Smith, Ryan Chaffee, Jaye Chapman, Jeff Bosse, Raynel Robles, Brandon Street, Jeff Mathis, Jake Mathis, Blake Balkcom, Drew Miller, Luke Johnson, Angel Medina, Kellen Ludwig, Jonathan Swearingen, Luis Bautista, Ethan Martin, Josh Lawhon, Drew Cook, David Credeur, Grant Conyers, Jason Barber, Travis Anderson, Victor Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Josh Storm, David Oswalt, Alan Horne, Mat Gamel, Liam Shanahan, Andrew Gay, Luis Bautista, Kevin Johnson, Jay Scott and Shawn Larkin. For information about the event, contact Matt Addison at 850-7182332, or email addisonm@chipola.edu. Buck Showalter, Jose Bautista to headline Chipola baseball event Local runners complete 13.1 mile half marathon at DisneyYou may have seen this group of dedicated runners here in Blountstown. They have trained hard and have just completed the Disney World Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile race. Pictured are (from left) Ruthann Eberly, Diane Wroblewski, Rhonda Blair, Terry Blair, Christal McClellen, Allyson Howell, and John Sewell. We are so proud of their dedication! They ran hard and finished strong. Way to go and congratulations! Calhoun County Dixie Girls Softball signups will be held at the W.T. Neal Civic Center on Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the final signup. The league is open to girls ages 8 to 18. Bring a $50 signup fee. For more information, call Danny Starr at 7622092. The 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 don’t 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!!BHS baseball, softball alumni game will be held February 12The Blountstown High School Baseball and Softball teams would like to invite all alumni who would be interested in playing in either event to join us on February 12 for the games. This is a fundraiser for both teams. For more information, contact Emory Horne for baseball and Bruce Hubbs for softball at Blountstown High School, ph. 674-5724. Anyone interested please register by February 1, 2011. Y Y o o u u t t h h S S p p o o r r t t s sBlountstown Youth Baseball and Softball signups are set Calhoun County Dixie Girls Softball registration Jan. 22 It's that time of year where Dixie Baseball and Dixie Softball will be in full swing soon. The Altha Area will be holding sign-ups on the following dates: Thursday, January 20, at the Altha Park from 5-7 PM Friday, January 21, at the Altha Homecoming Basketballgame, in the gym annex,beginning at 5:30 PM Saturday, January 22, at the Altha Park from 9-11 AM. Dixie Baseball and Softball is available for boys and girls ages 3-12. Cost for registration will be $40 per child and $35 for each additional sibling. We will hold fundraisers during the year to help support the league and offset the cost of uniforms, equipment, etc. Each participant that signs up will be expected to participate in these fundraising efforts.Altha Dixie Baseball and Softball signups this week SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 674-5041BY COACH WARREN ROBERTSMonday, January 10th, saw the Altha Wildcats travel to Mt. Pleasant for a Region 2-A match-up with the host Roberts F. Munroe Bobcats. In the Junior Varsity game the host ‘Cats scored the first basket of the game to take a 3-0 lead. Altha then scored 38 straight to take a 38-10 win over the young Munroe team. Kenny Johnson scored 10 points, followed by Justin Waldorff with 8, Tyler McClellan with 7, Kyler Dew with 6, Sharlynn Smith with 5, and Zac Morris with 2. The win gave Altha’s JV a record of 4-6. The Varsity game saw Altha’s Anthony Young score with 1.9 seconds to go to give Altha a 49-48 win. The win gave the Wildcats a 3-6 district record and an overall record of 6-6. Scoring for Altha were Jacob Warner with 15, Tyler Hamilton and Young with 13 each, P .J. Iler with 3, Ryan Wood and Jae Fielder with 2 each, and Jeremy O’Bryan with 1. Tuesday’s home game with District foe Pope John Paul II saw the visitors from Tallahassee take a 4138 win from Altha after a 32-all tie after 3 quarters of play. Leading scorer for Altha was Warner with 15, followed by Hamilton with 8, Wood with 5,Iler with 4, O’Bryan, Willey, and Fielder with 2 each. The loss gave Altha a Region 2A record 0f 3-5 with 2 games left. The Wildcats went to FAMU High on Thursday for tough match-up with the Baby Rattlers. The JV game saw FAMU out-score the Wildcats 63-25. Leading scorer for Altha was Nick Young with 12, followed by Justin Waldorff with 8, Tyler McClellan with 3, and Kenny Johnson with 2. In the Varsity match-up Altha played FAMU tooth and nail in the first half with the Baby Rattlers scoring at the buzzer to take a 18-17 lead. The second half saw 6’7” Mike Warner led FAMU to tough-fought physical 5036 win over the smaller ‘Cats. Tyler Hamilton scored 18 hard-earned points inside and was followed by O’Bryan with 5, Warner with 4, Young with 3, and Iler, Wood, and Fielder with 2 each. The loss dropped Altha to 6-8 overall and 3-6 is District 2-A play. The Wildcats will host Bethlehem Friday night for the homecoming game starting at 5:30 for JV, then varsity at 7.Wildcats to host Bethlehem Friday in homecoming gameThe BHS girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will take to the court in PINK uniforms on Friday evening, January 21, to show BHS’s support for people in our community whose lives have been affected by cancer. The girls’ varsity team will be playing Rutherford at 4:00 p.m. and the boys’ take on Cottondale at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m. Everyone whose lives have been affected by this terrible disease is invited to come to the game to be recognized. 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Five students from Blountstown Middle School were selected to attend the Florida Vocal Association All-State Choirs in Tampa last week. Thousands of students from the entire state were tested in three categories; Music Theory and Ear Training, Sight Singing, and singing the selected repertoire. Students competed within their voice parts for a select few slots in two Middle School choirs. Two of the BMS students, Walker Strawn and Heather Yoder, ranked in the top ten in the State. Shown above after their concerts at the Tampa Convention Center are (left to right) Walker Strawn, Sarah Liffick, Emily Childress, Bryce Davis and their conductor, Janet Edewaard. The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, Page 8 Altha School News Altha FFA SubDistricts By Angel Dehn Altha School’s FFA Team hosted the SubDistrict Contest Dec. 7 at the Altha Church of God and represented our school very well. Altha High School FFA did well bringing home 2nd place in Parliamentary Procedure, Rena O'Bryan placed 2nd in the Creed Contest, Ashton Baggett took home 1st place in the tractor driving contest and Courtney Harris was elected as the Sub-District CoChair. Shown with their awards are (front row, from left) Brittany Snively, Brooke Coleman, (second row) Cortney Harris, Ashton Baggett, Rena O'Bryan, Justin Whittington, (third row) Albert Varnum, Ryan Wood, Justin Waldroff, Hunter Baggett, Malcolm Griffin, and (back) Mr. Tyler Stoutamire Sr. FFA Sponsor.Altha FFA hosts Sub-district contest; wins several awardsMeeting the Commissioner By Angel Dehn Commissioner Adam Putnam invited members of the Altha FFA to attend the Commissioner of Agriculture Inauguration as his special guest. Attending were High School FFA officers, Ashton Baggett and Rena O’Bryan and Middle School FFA officers, Breanna Walker and Jesse Mills, along with Advisors Tyler Stoutamire and Erin Stoutamire. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful opportunity they were given. Pictured at the event are (from left) Breanna Walker, Ashton Baggett, Commissioner Putnam, Rena O'Bryan, and Jesse Mills. Alumni Showcase and Chili Cook-off Culminating the homecoming festivities will be the annual Alumni Showcase, where alumni basketball players and cheerleaders take the court, and first ever Chili Cook-off. The event is set for Saturday, Jan. 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate in the Chili Cook-off. Prizes will be awarded to the Judges' Favorite and also to the Crowd Favorite and although the prizes aren't monetary it will include "bragging rights" to the best Wildcat Chili! The concession stand will also serve hotdogs and other treats, so plan on bringing the family and enjoying a memorable evening. This is a fund raiser for the Altha PTO and all proceeds will go to projects to benefit students at Altha School. Dessert Concert By: Brittney Pate On Thursday, February 10th, at 6 pm at the Altha Church of God in the Fellowship Hall we invite everyone to come and enjoy some very good sweets and some wonderful entertainment. It will be hosted by the Altha School Culinary Arts students and also the Altha School Chorus. If you want to attend the tickets are $8 dollars a piece and you can call Altha School at 850762-3121 or see any of the Culinary or Chorus students. Come, enjoy, and relax after a hard day of work!!!! Spaced Out By: Brittney Pate and Tina Smith The 2nd and 3rd graders at Altha School will be presenting the musical “Spaced Out” in the gym on Thursday, January 27, at 9:00 a.m. This one time performance is free and open to the public. Spaced Out is a musical that teaches both cast members and audience a little bit more about our solar system and the historical figures that have helped us explore it. The cast is made up of famous historical figures that played significant roles in the exploration of our solar system and the space bodies that they were studying. The cast includes greats like Galileo, Copernicus, Aristotle, Sally Ride, Isaac Newton, Einstein, J.F. Kennedy, and more. Calendar Friday, January 21 -Parade 1 pm; Homecoming Game JV/Varsity Basketball vs. Bethlehem, 5:30/7 p.m. Saturday, January 22 Alumni Showcase and Chili Cookoff, 4:30 p.m.Homecoming finale includes alumni showcase & cookoff See A Photo In The County Record You’d Like A Copy Of? Simply bring a blank disk by our office and we will burn the photo for you. $5 00 It is that time of year again! Girl Scout Cookie pre-orders have started. Girl Scouts from across the 19 counties of the Florida Panhandle will take preorders for cookies through January 23, 2010. Cookies will be delivered to customers starting February 12, 2011. The price is $3.50 per box. The preorder period guarantees customers the availability of their favorite cookies. Girl Scout Cookie Booths begin February 12, 2011. This year’s theme Starting Today! will continue the tradition of providing a quality cookie while teaching effective skills to girls. “The cookie product program provides the girls with an opportunity to learn business skills including customer service, budgeting and planning,” said Raslean M. Allen, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle. “Through the Gifts of Caring program, girls take action through service projects that directly benefit others, giving customers the option to purchase cookies to donate to an identified organization.” The Gifts of Caring program especially assists the Military Troops overseas. This year’s cookie line includes the all-time favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs; Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, and Lemon Chalet Crmes are also available. Returning to the cookie line up this year is the Thank U Berry Munch cookie. This cookie has premium cranberries that provide a sweet tartness which nicely accompanies the creamy white fudge chips. With zero transfat and no hydrogenated oils, this cookie was a new favorite in 2010. The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is the number one literacy program for girls. By selling cookies, girls are able to realize their full potential and become strong, confident, and resourceful citizens. Many successful business women today say that they got their start in the business world by selling Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle invites girls from kindergarten to twelfth grade, to join the adventure and empower themselves through courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. Currently, the council serves 7,150 girls and 2,400 volunteers across 19 counties of the Florida Panhandle. To volunteer or join Girl Scouts, contact the local council office at 1888-271-8778 or visit www.gscfp.org. Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle is a United Way Agency.Local Girl Scouts making the rounds; it's cookie time again!January 24th 28th, 2011 will be "Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!" The theme this year is "Champions Read Readers Lead." Blountstown Elementary School will be partnering with BHS Mighty Mentors to celebrate this week. Each BES classroom will have a BHS mentor read a book to them entitled, Our Super Gardner: Learning the Power of Healthy Eating by Eating What We Grow. The Department of Education's Food and Nutrition Management Section and the Office of Healthy Schools knows that the ability to read, write, and understand letters and numbers is one of the basic components in maintaining good health and eliminating health disparities. To support this, they are donating this book to each classroom for a volunteer to read as part of this celebration. BES has many more fun and exciting activities planned to promote and celebrate this week. BlountstownElementary School NewsBES celebrating literacy with theme, "Champions Read Readers Lead" c c h h o o r r a a l l n n e e w w s s Senior Hayley Sumner attends All-State ChoirBHS Senior, Hayley Sumner was selected to attend the Florida Vocal Associations All-State Choir in Tampa last week. Hayley competed against thousands of high school students from across the state for a slot in one of the five high school choirs. Because of her high scores, she was placed in the prestigious All-State Concert Choir. This is her fourth trip to All-State since 7th grade. Here Hayley is shown with her choral director, Janet Edewaard after her concert in the Tampa Performing Arts Center. Congratulations Hayley! BMS choir goes to all-state; Yoder and Strawn ranked in the top 10 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


The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, P P a a g g e e 9 9 BlountstownHigh School News Carr School NewsBHS student, Jordan Hatcher, snapped this photo of classmates on a cold January morning before the school day. The students are (from left) Kelly Dunn, Katie Strawn, Jamie Lynn McDaniel, Sarah Barton, Jesse Griffin, and Shelby Strawn.Honor roll announced; financial workshop for seniors is Jan. 19Honor Roll BHS Principal, Mr. Ronnie Hand, is proud to announce the 2nd 9weeks Honor Roll: A Honor Roll 9th grade: Austin Britt Steven Cherry Ryan Flowers Kylee Harrell Savannah Jerkins Calen Masai Melissa Newsome Ethan Peacock Faith Plazarin Jalissia Ruiz Linda Young 10th grade: Liam Brantley-Curl Kayla Campbell Mitchell Darnel Jesse Hall Hayden Jeppson Elizabeth Jerkins Casey Johnson Randa McCroan Marisa Melvin Hammadah Talib Laura Tomlinson 11th grade: Shaquala Butler Christopher Byrne Caitlyn Stewart 12th grade: Cherie Baggett Chelsea Baker Cody Baldwin Taylor Brantley-Curl Stewart Herndon David Leonard Raven Lockhart Katelin McFarland Kristen Peacock Harlea Perdue Travis Pittman Rebecca Pitts James Roney Hayley Sumner A/B Honor Roll 9th Grade: Andrew Bennett Taylor Boyd Brett Bozeman Stephanie Branton Jayla Brigham Shannon Burch Jacqueline Dudley Aelon Dykes Ased-Ul Farooqi Thomas Futch Breanna Jerkins Gregory Jordan Dajza Marlow Cassidy Odom Heather Parrish James Peacock Shirley Pelham Dominique Price April Rich Katelynn Roberts Monazia Smith Kirsten Stalnaker Savannah Stephens Khirsten White Jamarcus Williams Alex Wroblewski 10th Grade: Seth Alderman Shaquille Barrett Karah Beaver Austin Byrns Harrison Coley Marquell Comer Zeresa Duncan Kelly Dunn Scott Dunn Susan Gates Jordan Griffin Ebony Jackson Kristen Jenkins Taylor Mauck Clydesheia McKinzie Cody Morrow William Nowling Savannah Pitts Shannon Pitts Brandon Purvis Breanna Pybus Ally Richards Roxannah Roney Chelsey Weiler Kassandra Wood Gordon Yoder 11th Grade: Tiffany Abbott Sarah Barton Kelsey Bontrager Megan Brown Amber Burch Shaundra Coe Karissa Flowers Jessie Griffin GiGi Gutierrez Kristian Honrine Brooklynn Hunt Hunter Jenks Kimberly Jenks Caleab Kelley Megan Layfield Trent Smith Trent Wise 12th Grade: Shayne Baggett Junicia Baker Raymond Bramblett Tasheana Brown Sierra Chason Kelsey Couch Morgan Davis Gabriel Dawson Mercedez Gammon Montoya Garrett Kenneth Hopkins Samuel Hurtado Caroline Johnson Eric Jones Jahnice Jones Eliya Margrill Ivy Martin Sawyer Maxwell James McClellan Makynzie O’Bryan Dillon Shinberger Ann Silcox Karis Smith Kayla Smith Zach Whitfield China Williams Selena Williams Patrick Wilson Cassandra Woods Senior News: The Blountstown High School Yearbook committee will begin selling Senior Ads. Buying a Senior Ad is a great memory for years to come. We highly encourage you to purchase an ad. There is a limited amount of space in the ad section; therefore ads will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. For ad prices and more information, please contact Mrs. Kristy Baldwin at 674-5724. Deadline for ad sales will be Tuesday, March 8, 2011. News from Guidance: This summer, a class will be offered at Blountstown High School to provide students driving instruction. Students need to be at least 15 years of age, have completed the Florida Virtual School Driver’s Ed. Course online and must also have their learner’s permit. The driving time will be scheduled by the instructor. The Florida Virtual School class is offered online by going to flvs.net. Once the student has registered for the class, the parent submits their approval for the course and the guidance counselor, Mrs. Sandra Waller, will verify their school of enrollment. Students work at their rate of speed, and this typically takes a short time to complete. We will be registering students for the summer class near the end of the school year. Calendar of Events: Wednesday, Jan. 19th, Financial Workshop for Seniors at 9:00 A.M. Thursday, Jan. 20th, Girls Basketball, Home against Cottondale at 5:00/6:00; District FFA Competitions at Sneads Friday, Jan. 21st, Girls Basketball, Home against Rutherford at 4:00; Boys Basketball, “HOOPS FOR HOPE”, game Home against Cottondale at 6:00/7:30 Monday, Jan. 24th, Girls Basketball, Away at Rutherford at 4:30 Tuesday, Jan. 25th, Boys Basketball, Home against South Walton at 4:30/7:30; FCCLA Competitive EventsPrincipal Taylor names the Carr School "Students of the Month"Principal Darryl Taylor, Jr. is pleased to announce the Carr School Students of the Month. They include (front row, from left) KA Carly McWaters, KB Jenna Enfinger, 1A Morgan Cole, 1B Morgan McDougald, 3A Cane Miller, 3B Taylor Pate, 4A Courtney Cole, 4B Nate Hall, 5A Hunter Daniels, (back row) 5B Morgan Weiler, 6A Hunter Bailey, 6B Logan Weiler, 7A Randy Girardot, 7B Nicole Byrne, 8A Ian Quinn, and 8B Cierra Brown. Not pictured are 2A Grace Brown and 2B A. J. Bates. On Saturdays the Blountstown Public Library is full steam ahead with the ARTS! Last week's morning Saturday Express class (youth 8 to 14 years of age) created a WELCOME book to present to guests and friends when they come to visit. Pictured at left is Elizabeth Carpenter with her cover. In the afternoon, the Rhapsody in Hue class (adults) show off their very first watercolor paintings. Pictured left to right are: Phyllis Bailey, Patricia Corrente, Kevin Vinson, Joan Alderman, Carolyn Panek, Rosetta Dawson, Joan Houston, Rose Marie Cloud, and Glenda Tillman. For information on classes at the library contact Anna Layton, Cultural Arts Coordinator, at 674-8773. LET'S BRING THE ARTS ALIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY! Arts for all ages at the Blountstown Library PANTHER PULSE ...news from Hosford School Fourth and fifth grade students are learning valuable life skills during the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Hosford School. Students are taught basic sewing techniques which include sewing buttons to constructing their own pillow! For the final project the students will complete a quilt square that will be assembled for charity. Our program's next project will be participating in the upcoming Mathathon for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. Fourth and fifth graders in 21st Century program learning to sew 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 dE EM M A A I I L LY YO O U U R RN NE E W W S ST TO O: : n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t tD DE E A A D D L L I I N N E EM MO O N N D D A A Y YN NO O O O N N 850-674-5799 or 850-234-6369 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 dDeadline for News & Ads Monday at Noon D D o o n n ' t t m m i i s s s s t t h h e e f f u u n n ! A A l l t t h h a a p p a a r r a a d d e e F F r r i i d d a a y y 1 1 p p . m m .


A A u u t t o o s s 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. 1999 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe, 2 dr., silver, very sporty.V6, 3.8 liter, T-bar roof, automatic, 128,000 miles.Good condition. $4,200.00.Call 674-6520. 1998 Chevy Blazer, 4 x 4, no engine, interior/exterior in excellent condition, $1,000.00 OBO.Call 850294-8768.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.6747616 or (850) 214-6203. 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 L L e e a a s s e e Retail Space for Lease. 4800 sq.ft.across from the Altha School.Retail, Office, Restaurant or many other uses.Includes if desired 2 bedroom, kitchen, full bath also two handicapped 1/2 baths.Contact Brian at 850-762-4592.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 Saturn’s with 18 games, 1 Sega Genesis with 3 games, 3 Regular Nintendo’s 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. 15”Colby LDC Flat Screen TV.Turned on twice.$125. Call 237-1338, leave message. 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. Bird Cages:various size outdoor and indoor birdcages.Breeder birdcages, many sizes available.Price negotiable depending on quantity purchased. Bennett, 674-7168. Bowflex Extreme, like new, asking $490.00 OBO.Call 674-3312. Wheelchair, walker, 2 canes, $125 for all or best offer.Call 674-1861. Motorized bicycle, only one in Blountstown.Owned by Leonard Schrock. Travels up to 25 mph.Total cost of electric hub motor and bike itself was $500. Will sell for $300.00.Call 674-5207. Murray riding lawnmower, 18.5 hp, 42”cut hydromatic drive.$550.00.Call 6741740 for more info. Five person hot tub. Needs new heater/circulating pump, repairs on outside wood, and possibly a new cover.Estimate repair cost $700.00.Asking $500.00 or best offer.Call 674-6520 evenings. Twin size electric bed in excellent condition, $100.00 Small gas heater, $25.00. Two 6’ladders, $10.00 each.Call 674-6520. Old school bus for storage use.Does not run.Must be moved.$200.00.Call 6746520. Semi trailer container (used as storage unit) in fair condition.Needs to be moved.$500.00.Call 6746520. 4 x 8 utility trailer, in good condition, $350.00.Call 674-6520.N N o o w w H H i i r r 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. Lost:near John Redd Road, male blue tick hound, might have collar.Reward. Call 850-559-2922 or 850592-6846. Two lost dogs:male bluetick;female beagle/walker cross (bobtail).Please call 850-762-9396 or 850-4474842. Found.Chihuahua (possibly mix) with collar in Blountstown, 71 South near Mears Auto Repair Shop. Call to identify...850-5679276 or 674-4777.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 850-229-6284 before 10:15 ET or 850-866-8567.leave message.W W a a n n t t e e d d Wanted:4 burner, old fashioned wood burning cook stove, with or without warmer.Call 850-2724415. The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 Deadline Monday Noon  FAX: 674-5008  Phone: 674-5041  E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Call Chris Nissley 674-8081 or Cell: 643-8561 ALL TYPESINSURANCEAUTO HOME LIFE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE For A Friendly Quote Call674-5333Vickery-O’BryanINSURANCE603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL Driver Trainees Needed Now at Werner Enterprises! Earn up to $700 per Week after training. Great Benefits! 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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 County’s 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 Consultant’s Eligibility to Compete for Department Contracts.This directive is available on FDOT’s 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 Clerk’s 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 Consultants’Competitive 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 County’s 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.O’Bryan, 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 Consultant’s 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 Clerk’s 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:carpenterm@preblerish.com”carpenterm@preble-rish.com.Legal NoticePUBLIC AUCTION Paul’s 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 Paul’s Wrecker Service, 19844 S.W.South Street, Suite A, Blountstown, Florida. Paul’s Wrecker Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids.PH:850-674TOWS (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 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 1 5, 20 11 at 8:00 AM. Bids need to be turned in by Monday, March 1 4, 20 11 by 4:00 PM. Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association Board of Directors reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Jan 12, 19, 2011 House For Sale Updated 2 Bdr. 1 Bath home on Clay St. with open kitchen-family room. Newer flooring, AC, hot water heater/dishwasher but no other appliances. $39,900...C all 893-7221 WE HAVE ONE DEADLINE NOON MONDAY


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The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will making a concert stop in Chipley in January 2011. Through special arrangement by Dr. James Clemmons and the Chipley High Band Boosters, this famous band will be in concert on Monday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the CHS Auditorium on Brickyard Road. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and '40s. A matchless string of hit records, radio broadcasts, theatres, hotels and dance pavilions built and sustained the popularity. Glenn disbanded his musical organization in 1942, at the height of its popularity, volunteered for the Army, then organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. They entertained servicemen in Europe, and then, on December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single-engine plane from England to precede his band to France, never to be seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later. Because of popular demand, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956 under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley, who had become the unofficial leader of the Army Air Force Band after Glenn's disappearance. Tickets are only $20 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased from any CHS Band Booster or through the CHS Band office at 638-6100, ext. 525. All seats will be reserved for the concert in the CHS Auditorium located in the center of the campus on Brickyard Road in Chipley. Proceeds from the event will go to the Chipley Band Boosters, whose mission is to support the band program at CHS. AUDREY E. ELOFSON Audrey E. Elofson, 84, of Altha, Florida, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at her home. She was born in Tampa, Florida, and had lived in Calhoun County since 1972. She was a homemaker and was of the Lutheran faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Elferd Leonard Elofson; sons, James D. and William L. Brown; a grandson, James Leonard Hanks; her parents, William Lee and Grace Ola (Walden) Edwards; and two brothers, Phillip A. and Renee Edwards. She is survived by a son, Terry E. Brown, and his wife, Ann, of Duluth, Georgia; a daughter, Francis Elofson Buford, and her husband, Julius H., of Altha; six grandchildren, William L. Hanks and his wife, Catherine, Stephanie Ann Church, Nicholas Hinson Brown, Darian E. Buford, all of Tallahassee, Florida, and Andrew and Daniel Brown of Duluth, Georgia; three great-grandchildren, Lillian Sayge Hanks, Bradley Church, and Logan Brown, of Tallahassee; two brothers, Orville Edwards and William Lee Edwards, Jr.; a sister, Marjorie Edwards Zimmerman; a nephew, George W. Edwards, and his wife, Darlene; two great-nephews, Alex and Christopher Edwards, all of Charlotte, North Carolina. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 22, at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.adamsfh.com (ph. 674-5449). JAMES WILHOIT “FIDDLER” EUBANKS Mr. James Wilhoit “Fiddler” Eubanks, 81, of Bristol, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011, at his home. Mr. Eubanks was born in Bristol to the late Bertus and Byrdie Eubanks. He attended Liberty County High School and was a veteran serving in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Wilhoit was very active in many walks of life. He was the previous owner of the Eubanks Service Station, Apalachee Restaurant, Pelt’s Department Store and True Value. He was the first person in Florida to produce and retail catfish. He was also very civic minded, serving as a Liberty County Commissioner for several years and was also a member of the Lion’s Club. Wilhoit was very proud to be an honorary charter member of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and stayed active supporting the Bulldog Club and serving in the First Christian Church in Bristol. In his retirement, he enjoyed growing citrus and watching his grandson play baseball. He was preceded in death by two sons, Burtis Lee Eubanks and Jerome “Todd” Eubanks. Survivors include his sweetheart for 55 years, Iris Eubanks; a daughter, Jeanine Eubanks Revell, and her husband, Ricky, of Bristol; a grandchild, James Lee Eubanks Revell, of Bristol; three brothers, Paul Eubanks and his wife, Iona, of Tallahassee, Silas Eubanks of Tallahassee and Johnny Eubanks and his wife, Beth, of Bristol; three sisters, Doris Traylor of Blountstown, Dessie Marr and her husband, Bill, of Collierville, Tennessee, and Betty Traylor of Bristol. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM ET Wednesday, January 19, from the First Christian Church in Bristol with Reverend Coy Collins, Allen Mathis and Less Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Bristol First Christian Church or the Liberty County Athletic Association. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visit www.adamsfh.com to express condolences online (ph. 674-5449). MARILYN GRAYBILL Marilyn Graybill, 64, of Clarksville, Florida, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011, at her home. Marilyn was born July 6, 1946, to James L. and Josie Juette (Daniels) Griffin. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, James L. Griffin. She is survived by her husband, Roland Graybill, Sr., of Clarksville; two sons, James Keith Fowler of Wewahitchka, Florida, and Roland Graybill, Jr. and his wife, Cristy, of Altha, Florida; two grandchildren, Seth Fowler and Amber Graybill; her mother, Juette Griffin, of Alford, Florida; a brother, Jamie Griffin, of Silver Lake, Florida; two sisters, Carolyn Kennison of Silver Lake; and Fairlyn Fowler of Callaway, Florida. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, in Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Donny Jackson officiating. Interment followed in Vickery Cemetery near Silver Lake. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.adamsfh.com (Phone 674-5449). DOLLIE LANGSTON REVELL Dollie Langston Revell, 102, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011, in Tallahassee, Florida, at the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House. She was born October 4, 1908, in Wakulla County to Charlie Caleb Elijah and Mary Frances Langston. She was the youngest of five children who preceded her in death. She professed Christ at an early age and was a member of the Mount Beasor Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy, Florida. She graduated from high school in Sopchoppy after she married Charlie Clinton Revell September 6, 1931. She moved to Liberty County when she was about 12 years old and lived on the home place until she was 99 years old. At that time, she moved to Magnolia House in Quincy, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Clinton Revell; and two sons, Dykes and Guyte Revell. She is survived by sons, Garard Revell and his wife, Mable, of Tallahassee and Wyatt Revell and his wife, Nell, of Thomasville, Georgia; one daughter, Duane Revell, of Plant City, Florida; six grandchildren, Kimberly Mitchell and her husband, Harry H. (Chip), Wallace Revell of Tallahassee, Lisa Scott and her husband, James M. (Jimmy), and Paula Allen of Thomasville, Wayne Revell and his wife, Kate, of Pleasanton, California, and Sheri Benjamin and her husband, Steve, of Saratoga, California; seven great-grandchildren, Heather and Amber Allen of Thomasville, Megan and Cody Benjamin of Saratoga, Adria, Ben and Justin of Pleasanton. Funeral services were held at 2:00 ET, Monday, January 17, at Mount Beasor Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy with Reverend Bruce Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Revell Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Margaret Z. Dozier Hospice House in Tallahassee, Florida, or Mount Beasor Primitive Baptist Church in Sopchoppy. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed on line at www.adamsfh.com (ph. 674-5449).The County Record, JANUARY 19, 2011, P P a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 ADAMS FUNER A L HO M E 674-5449 €643-5410 www.adamsfh.com A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director No matter how prepared we hope to be, the moment of losing a loved one is always a challenging time. There are many ways we can choose to honor the passing of a loved one, and create meaningful experiences for those who remain. We are always available to give that special attention you desire in time of sorrow. We are committed to providing you with exceptional service with loving care and respect. Thank you for allowing us to serve you. Church DirectoryFor Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 Meaningful Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 AM Exciting Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Bible Study & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM Pastor David Throckmorton Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20 and Main Street in BlountstownFirst Baptist Church Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Blountstown First Assembly of God Churc h Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...5:00 PM Wednesday Service...7:00 PM Pastor, Shelton Kindig Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street Blountstown, FL 850-674-4331 St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR 850-674-8716 "We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults" Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM Blountstown United Methodist Church Located on Hwy 20 directly across from Sub-Way & McDonalds Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM Sunday School...9:45 AM Sunday Worship...11:00 AM Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB on PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD F AMIL Y DENTISTR Y 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEP HO NE : (850)643-5417 Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley OBITUARIESRandy and Linda Godwin would like to extend special thanks. Thank you to our Heavenly Father. On Monday, January 3, 2011, approximately 8:00 p.m., 911 was called due to complications of pregnancy. We would like to start by giving a special thanks to April, who answered the call and had an emergency team at our residence shortly after and transported Linda to Calhoun Liberty Hospital. Thanks to the emergency room staff who did a wonderful job before transporting her to Gulf Coast Medical Center. To name a few, Dr. M. Farooqi, Gina Odom, M. Cessna and F. Parrish. And to the names that were not mentioned, thank you all so much. Thanks to Tammy Terry, EMT, driver of the ambulance. A special, special thanks to Mr. Brian Beasley who monitored her in the ambulance while being transported to GCMC and constantly reminded her to take slow, deep breaths. Also, who had no problem with her praying and singing out. Thank you guys. Unfortunately, we lost our twins at GCMC. Thanks to Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home, who took care of the arrangements. Graveside services were held Saturday, January 15, at the St. Rose Community Cemetery. Thanks to Angela Sheard, Joanne Garrett and Kain Dawson for the singing, scripture reading and prayer at the service. To family, friends and everyone who visited, for cards, phone calls of encouraging words and prayers. Thanks to our co-workers at Calhoun C.I., especially to Sgt. C. Britt and Officer E. Bell who seemed like every minute of the hour was calling to check on us and leaving us with a smile. Finally, our deepest to Ira and Catherine Yon. You are the best parents and in-laws that anyone could ask for. Thank you for all you've done and do for us. We love you guys so much and may God bless each and everyone. Randy and Linda Godwin * I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Covenant Hospice, RCC and our friends for all their continued prayers, my co-workers at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital and Panhandle SARTfor covering my shifts, and Calhoun County EMS for being on standby to bring my father home. All your actions and prayers gave me peace of mind and the quality time with my father. Thank you again and God bless. Wendy Byrne and Family M e s s a g e s o f T h a n k s 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 Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform in Chipley Monday night