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Family finds refuge
with Liberty County
relatives when they
flee gulf hurricane
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
W hen Jerry Dickens, 62, heard news reports Sunday
morning that Hurricane Katrina was expected to bring
winds of 175 mph as she headed for the Gulf Coast, he
decided it was time to leave his house in Nicholson,
At 10:30 a.m., he and his wife, Judy, called their
three sons and their families. One son decided to stay
behind but the other two along with their wives and
children threw a few things in a suitcase and went
to meet them.
Within two hours, they set out in three vehicles for
the longest, slowest trip they'd ever taken to Liberty
County. "It was just tee-total chaos," Dickens said of
-the traffic that clogged Interstate 10.
What was usually a 4 1/2-hour drive took 9 1/2 hours
as they joined thousands of others fleeing the storm Sun-
day, according to Dickens. For about 7 1/2 hours of the
trip, "We were going 5 miles per hour to 25 miles per
hour," he said. "It's 118 miles from home to Mobile,"
he said. Sunday, "It took 4 1/2 hours. "Normally, it's
a one hour and 45 minute drive."
When they am\ ed in Bristol Sunday night, the Dick-
ens family went to the home of Judy's brother-in-law and
sister, Royce and Trish Holcomb to visit before the group
of 10 settled in at three different relatives' homes.
After it appeared that the worst of the storm had
passed Monday, Dickens called his son; who lives about
10 miles w est of Picayune. Mississippi. "My youngest
son rode it out," Dickens said. "He had just built a new
home and wouldn't leave." Remarkably, his son was o.k.
and hi- new, home \~ as not hit but the surroundings w ere
another story. "There were big oak trees crisscrossed on
the ground all around his house and they didn't touch
it," Dickens said. But the news wasn't all good. "He
said things up there would never be the same again,"
Dickens said,:referring to the damage which is just be-
Dickens doesn't know what may have happened to his
home. Despite repeated calls. he's been unable to reach
four of his neighbors who he hoped could tell him if
there had been damages. "Part ofit is just that the phone
lines are busy; the rest of the time, I just can't get them.:.
there's no service or the lines are down," he said.
"Believe me, it's an awful feeling not to know what's
going on there," he said.
The family made the most of the long drive to
Bristol, stopping for meals two or three times and vis-
iting with other evacuees. Since traffic was going at a
snail's pace, they often rolled down their windows and
See FLEEING THE HURRICANE on page 2
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A referee takes a tumble as a pair of Port St. Joe Sharks dart in to latch on to Blountstown
High School Tiger Chance Attaway at Friday's game. The Tigers won 25-14. For the story
and more photos, please see page 15. TONY SHQEMAKE PHOTO
Shelter opens briefly in Bristol; Calhoun
County EMO reports some power outages
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Local emergency workers were
on the job this past week to make
preparations in case Franklin County
residents who left the coast needed
shelter as Hurricane Katrina made
her way through the gulf SundaN
Manning Miller., who heads up the
Liberty County American Red Cross
Chapter, set up a shelter trailer along
State Road 20 with supplies includ-
ing cots and blankets in case anyone
fleeing the storm stopped in Bristol
for the night. He opened up shelter
space at the.First Baptist Church
Sunday evening around 6 p.m. By
8:45 p.m., no one had sought assis-
tance so the shelter was closed.
Miller said he believes man\ ofL
the Franklin County evacuees headed
for a larger shelter in Leon County.
Liberty County Emergency Man-
agement Director Rhonda Lewis said
her office "just mostly monitored"
the changing weather situation. The
hurricane and the wind and rain'
experienced here did not cause any
"I think we: fared.real well," said
Calhoun Counts Emergency Man-
agement Director Sonny O'Bryan.
A state of emergency w as declared
.Friday morning and he held a 9 a.m.
briefing with county officials. repre-
sentati\es from local agencies and
emergency support emplo ees.
"We planned to open a shelter
Sunday\ morning but when the
hurricane turned and x\ent toward
Louisiana, \z e cancelled it." he said.
His office then went into "partial
activation" until noon NMonday.
He said the only problems he was
awL-are of '% ere "a few power outages
Sunday afternoon on the south end
of Calhoun County."
Car theft suspect charged with towing away '77 Trans Am
.by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Bay County man is facing grand
theft auto charges after his employer
became suspicious when he borrowed
a tow dolly to pick up a vehicle he said
someone was "giving away" and came
back with a Trans Am.
William "Willie" Murray, 21, was
arrested Aug. 18 when deputies made a
traffic stop on County Road 167.
The car a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am
registered to Derek Godwin disap-
.peared sometime before Aug. 14. The
vehicle had been parked at Godwin's par-
ents' home on NE W.L. Godwin Road.
According to reports from the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Department, Murray's
father had been working near the Godwin
home with a company setting up a mobile
home when he s-aw the car and asked
about buying it. He left a number with
Godwin's mother, who agreed to have
her son contact him if he was interested
in selling the vehicle.
Before they had a chance to get back
intouch with the senior Murray who
had told them his name was Jeremy the
car went missing.
Murray is known as "Will" and his son,
who shares his name, is called "Willie."
During the investigation, deputies dis-
covered that the foreman working with a
mobile home mo\ ing company Will
Murray had discussed the car around
Another man who had apparently
worked with MurraN 's father but quit soon
afterward told deputies Murray had gone
into the car. located a duplicate title in the
glove box and found the keys in the igni-
tion, but couldn't drive it because there
was no battery.
On Aug. 12, the younger Murray bor-
rowed a tow dolly from his employer,
Michael Swinney of Southport, to pick
up a car he said his father had found in
Swinney was awakened at 1:30 a.m.
the next morning when Willie pulled up
in his yard with the tow dolly and the
Suspicious, Swinney called authorities
in Jackson, Calhoun and Liberty counties
to see if the car had.been reported stolen
and found that it had not.
On Aug. 15, Swinney overheard the
father and son discussing the vehicle.
The elder Murray told his son that depu-
ties had been to his job site, where the
missing vehicle had been parked, and
Swinney then contacted authorities,
which led to the recovery of the car and
Murray is being held on $5,000 bond
and as of Tuesday, remained in custody
at the Calhoun County Jail.
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 31,2005
arrested for rape
A 24-year-old Blountstown man has been charged
with sexual battery after he allegedly raped a wom-
An employee at Bay Medical Center contacted
the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department after the
woman arrived at the hospital in Panama City around
5 p.m. on Aug. 21. A sexual assault kit was pro-
cessed at the hospital and the woman was treated for
unspecified injuries, according to a report from the
Joe Lambeth, who was arrested two days later, de-
nied that he had sex with the woman whom he said
he had known for "many years."
Lambeth acknowledged to investigators that he
walked to the woman's home after visiting an area
bar to ask for a ride home. The woman said the inci-
dent happened around 3 a.m. when the two were in
Lambeth voluntarily allowed deputies to collect
a sample of his DNA by allowing them to swab the
inside of his mouth. DNA samples were collected
from the woman's car as well.
He is being held without bond at the Calhoun
Woman found passed outt
in car; charged with DUI
A Blountstown woman is facing a charge of driv-
ing under the influence after a Liberty County Deputy
spotted her car in a ditch and found her-hanging out
of the vehicle unconscious.
A deputy noticed a green 1998 two-door Chevrolet
off State Road 20, near Joe Chason Circle, around 8:30
p.m. on Aug. 24. The driver's side door was open and
the vehicle was running. The driver, later identified as
Rose Linda Smith, 31, smelled strongly of alcohol,
the deputy noted in his report.
After several attempts, the deputy was able to
awaken Smith. She then put the car in park andturned
off the ignition before getting out of the vehicle. The
deputy noted that she could not stand up \ without s\ay-
ing and was unable to perform a sobriety exercise.
She was taken to the Liberty County Jail, where
she was booked after taking a breath test to determine
her alcohol content. She was released on her own
recognizance the next day.
A Crawfordville fisherman who probably \ ishcd
he'd stayed on the water was arrested Sunday after
a small amount of cocaine was found in his pickup
during a license check along Forest Highway 13 in
Fish and Wildlife Officer David Brandon and Lib-
erty County Sheriff's deputy Wes Harsey stopped to
make a license check when they drove up on group
of people gathered along the New River Bridge.
After taking a look at the catfish in the live well of
his boat and determining that it was a legal catch, of-
ficers took a look through Jimmy Bohanan's pickup.
They found a substance that later tested positive as
cocaine tucked into a small corer of a plastic bag
that had been twisted and rolled to the size of a gum
wrapper and placed in the truck console.
Bohanan, 21, was charged with possession of
a controlled substance. He was later released on
Accident leads to DUI charge
A 39-year-old Bristol woman was charged with
DUI Sunday night after she backedin to a parked car
at a convenience store.
Arrested was Mandy Allen, who told a deputy she
had consumed two beers. When Deputy Wes Harsey
approached her, he noted the strong odor of alcohol
coming from her and later found that she was un-
able to complete a roadside sobriety test. When the
deputy asked her to walk a straight line without using
her arms for balance, she was unable to do so and
stepped off the line several times while repeatedly
putting her arms out in an effort to steady herself.
Allen was attempting to pull out of the parking
lot on the east side of the Southern Express at State
Road 20 and Central Avenue in Bristol around 8:49
p.m. when her 1998 Dodge, Avenger struck the left
rear passenger door of a 2004 Nissan pickup.
She was arrested for driving under the influence
and cited for improper bae~ing i ;,
CA LHOUN COUNTY
Aug. 22: Mark Honnaker, disorderly intoxication.
Aug. 23: Cynthia Sullivan, DUI; Johnny McClendon,
criminal mischief; Karlier Robinson, VOP (state), battery
(BPD warrant); Robert W. Focht II, driving while license
suspended or revoked; Joseph Lambeth, sexual battery.
Aug. 24: Juan Guzman, no driver's license.
Aug. 25: Deborah Banks, warrants VOCR, FTA; An-
thony Williams, battery, VOP.
Aug. 26: Ly M. Vo, driving while license suspended or
revoked; Pedro C. Rivas, no valid driver's license, attached.
tag not assigned; Elliott Mobley, possession of cocaine;
Jerry Lewis, possession of drug paraphernalia; Ellis Mor-
Aug. 27: Tracey Stacey, possession of drug parapher-
nalia, warrant Bay Co.; Michael Lancaster, possession
of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol under the
age of 21.
Aug. 28: James Ward, DUI, possession of less than 20
grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of
Aug. 22: Karen Hall, VOP, welfare fraud; Mark Shuler,
holding for Leon Co.
Aug. 23: Cynthia Sullivan, holding for CCSO.
Aug. 24: Rose L. Maria Smith, DUI,
Aug. 25: Billy J. Mears, attaching tag not assigned;
Amanda Mosley, holding for CCSO; Deborah Banks, hold-
ing, for CCSO.
Aug. 26: Richard Burke, VOP; Robert Kent, serving
120 days; Monterrance Woodard, holding for DOC; Juan
Aug. 27: Miguel Rosas, no driver's license.
Aug. 28: Jimmy Bohanan, possession of controlled
substance, cocaine; Mandy Ann Allen, DUI.
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Blountstown Police Dept. .
Aug. 22 through Aug. 28, 2005
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Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......54
Business alarms....01 Residential alarms...........00
Complaints................... ...................... ........... 170
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talked with other vehicles packed around them on
the road. Sometimes, people got out and walked
around when traffic was stalled on the interstate.
"We didn't pack much," Dickens said. "We took
about three outfits each, our homeowner's insur-
ance policy and our deeds."
Despite the stress of the situation, Dickens said
the family including his four grandchildren
- treated the trip to safety as if they were on va-
cation. "We've always been a close family...nine
times out of ten, where one goes, we all go as a
family," Dickens said. The group kept their three-
vehicle convoy together all the way, staying in close
communication with their own two-way phones.
With the exception of a single rainstorm, the
weather on their drive was exceptional, Dickens
said. Despite the precarious situation that had
propelled so many vehicles onto the interstate,
"Everybody was just as calm, cool and collected as
they could be, as well as courteous," he said.
His two granddaughters rode with Dickens and
his wife. How did they occupy themselves along
the way? The girls played word games, he said.
And, of course, he heard the question every driver
hears on a long trip. The girls often inquired, "Are
we there yet?" Grandpa's reply, "It's not too much
longer. Justlook at the (mileage) signs and subtract
50 from tfem," he teased them each time.
When they finally did reach their destination. "It
was one big family reunion." Dickens said, noting
that his 12-year-old granddaughter. Hilary. as es-
pecially excited "because she hasn't been to Liberty
County since she was three months old."
Jerry and Judy Dickens lived in Bristol for three
years in the mid-1970s. Just a few years earlier,
they found themselves ducking Hurricane Camille
"It was August 1969," Dickens said. Camille car-
ried a storm surge of 26 feet and killed 143 people
along the coast from Alabama to Louisiana. At that
time, the Dickens lived in Pascagoula. They tried
to leave but didn't get far. "We left home to get
out of it and wound up in the middle of it," he said.
They spent that night huddled in a cellar about 17
miles out of Hattisburg. "My wife was nine months
pregnant with our middle son and was expecting
at any moment," he said. They survived without
incident and when they returned home found that
the only damage to their property was a single pine
tree that had blown down in,their yard.
SThe family is hoping they'll have the same luck
when they return home this time.
The family left Bristol Tuesday morning in
hopes of getting back to Mississippi but didn't
make it. Road closures and rescue efforts under
way along the coast keep them and many others
from returning home. "Jerry said the roads were
closed from Meridian, Mississippi down to New
Orleans and they won't let them in," his sister-in-
law, Trish Holcomb said. "We told them to turn
around and come back."
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Dickens family.
had all settled into rooms at a Ramada Inn in Selma,
Alabama. They have no information about what's
happened to their homes.
About all they have learned, said a relative, is
that folks out their way may not get power back
for as long as four months.. .
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Consumers urged to be aware of
potential hurricane relief scams
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is urging people
to check out charities before
donating money to victims of
Hurricane, Katrina. There is a
potential for scam artists posing
as relief agencies for the storm
victims in Florida and else-
In Florida, most charities
are required to register with the
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trative costs, fundraising and on
the program services. Charities
that solicit in Florida are in-
cluded in this requirement even
if they are located out of state.
The Department has-received
complaints in the past about or-
ganizations seeking help for
disaster victims and pocketing
the money. It is difficult to in-
vestigate these crimes because
the scam artists often disappear
from an area by the time con-
sumers realize they have been
conned. Out of state charities
are especially difficult to follow
up on so it's important that peo-
ple take the time to check the
background of a charity prior to
making a donation.
"I certainly support the idea
of people helping those who
have been victimized by this
terrible hurricane but I also want
to ensure that their generosity
goes to the purpose for which
it is intended," Bronson said.
"By taking the time to do a little
research, people can make sure
that they don't become victims
of scam artists."
Consumers can call the Di-
vision of Consumer Services
hotline at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352) to verify that- a
charity is properly registered or
exempt from registration, find
out how an organization spends
its donations, and check on the
complaint history of a charity.
Charities that are located out
of state 'and do not solicit in
Florida -do not have to be regis-
tered. Bronson says people who
ida's Chief Financial Officer
Tom Gallagher today issued an
emergency rule to prevent the
victims of Hurricane Katrina
from becoming the victims of
price gouging by public insur-
ance adjusters. In -addition to
limiting fees, the rule contains
other consumer protections for
victims who may consider con-
tracting with public adjusters.
Gallagher found the need to
impose the rules after Hurricane
Charley hit in August 2004 and
there were reports of adjusters
demanding fees of up to-25 per-
"Floridians upset after see-
ing their property damaged by
Huiricane Katrina can be par-
ticularly vulnerable to signing
contracts that are unfair and
possibly unnecessary," said Gal-
lagher. "They need to strongly
consider whether they need the
assistance of a public adjuster,
as any fees will inevitably come
out of their claim settlement."
The new rule caps adjuster
fees at 10 percent of the claim
payment; gives the consumer 14
days to cancel a contract made
with a public adjuster without
penalty, and prohibits public
adjusters from demanding any
up-front payments or compen-
sation prior to final settlement
of the claim.
Gallagher also warned Flo-
ridians to make sure they are
dealing with a licensed public
adjuster. The Division of In-
surance Fraud arrested seven
individuals last year for acting
as public adjusters without a li-
cense. To check on the license
status of an adjuster agent or
company, consumers should
visit www.fldfs.com, and click
on Verify Before You Buy, or
call the Department of Finan-
cial Services' Helpline at 1-
get a phone number of an out-
of-state charity from a satellite
news broadcast or the Internet
may not be able to do a back-
ground check on the organiza-
tion. He encourages consumers
who want to help storm victims
outside of Florida to donate to
charities that are well known
and have established reputa-
Bronson also provides the
following tips to consider when
deciding whether to donate to
*Don't judge an organization
based on an impressive sound-
ing name. Find out what it actu-
*Be wary of emotional ap-
peals and organizations that
have only vague plans for
spending the funds they col-
*Never give cash. Write a
check payable only to an orga-
nization, not to an individual.
*Be wary of organizations
that offer to send a "runner" to
pick up your donation. Reputa-
ble charities are willing to wait
for your contribution.
*Consumers have the right
to ask for an organization's fi-
nancial report and its federal
tax identification number, the
latter, of which ou'll need to
claim your contribution as a tax
*If an organization is not
registered, contact the Depart-
Consumers who have ad-
ditional questions or want to
report a potential scam should
also call the Department's hot-
line at 1-800-HELPFLA.
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& Street Rod
The third annual Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office Classic Car and Street
Rod Show will be held on Saturday, Sept.
24 in downtown Blountstown. The public
can view the show for free. Registration
opens from 8 to 10 a.m, (CT), judging
will begin at 12 p.m. and awards will fol-
low at 2 p.m.
The judged event with awards will
be held for the Top 40, late model best
in show, early model best in show, best
engine, most chrome, best interior and
longest distance driven.
There will be door prizes for car show
entries, concessions with food and drinks,
law enforcement and rescue vehicle dis-
plays, a D.J. playing 50s and 60s hits,
a split the pot 50/50 drawing, a special
drawing for auto window tinting by Len-
ny and a $300 gift certificate from Whit's
Auto, car show T-shirts, free games and
activities for the kids.
- All proceeds benefit Christmas for
the Children. For more information, call
Lt. Adam Terry at 674-5049 or email at
to hold workshops
from the Calhoun County
Extension Service Office
The. Calhoun County Extension Ser-
vice Office n ill hold -ev\eral Workshops at
no charge. Soil testing kits will be avail-
able along with classroom discussion and
subject information handouts.
They are as follows:
*Fall Vegetable and Fruit Crop Pro-
duction Workshop to be held on Tuesday,
Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.
*Wildlife Food Plot Workshop to be
held on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m
*Plant Identification Workshop to be
held Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept.
13 at 5:30 p.m.
The extension office is located at 20816
Central Ave in Blountstown.
Call 674-8323 to signup or for more
from the Calhoun County
Holiday Closures The Chamber's
office is closed for the holiday on Monday,
Sept. 5. Don't forget that Main Street's
regular meeting has moved to Monday,
Sept. 12 at noon (due to the holiday).
Board Meeting The regular meet-
ing of the Board of Directors of the
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
will be on Thursday, Sept. 8 at noon (CT).
The location is subject to change; watch
for details via e-mail. All Board of Direc-
tors are asked to RSVP to the Chamber by
F il..y. Sept. 2.
T1pcoming Workshop The Free
WAtp:J;ic/Bu.iinei v Planning Workshop
is just around the corner! If you have not
made an appointment, please contact the
Chamber without delay. The workshop is
on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. until
noon (CT) at the Calhoun County Public
Library. Rick Marcum of Opportunity
Florida will present the workshop.
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Rotary Club meets at
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Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203 Bobby
meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church Kent
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door
Altha Area Recreation Committee
meets at 6 p.m. at Altha City Hall
Red OakVFD meets 6:30 p.m. at the Fire House
Nettle Ridge FD
meets at 7 p.m. at the Fire House
Magnolia VFD meets at 6 p.m. at the Fire House
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
LCHS Dawgs vs. Branford
Home at 7:30 p.m. (ET)
B-town Tigers vs. West Gadsden
Away at 7 p.m. (CT)
Noma Community Reunion
at Noma Town Hall, west of Graceville, 10 a.m.
AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
Baby Safety Month
Altha Boy Scouts meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Altha VFD
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house
The Liberty County Arts.Council, meets at 1 p.m.,
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center in Bristol.
SCalhoun County Commission
meets 2 p.m., Calhoun Co. Courthouse
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge meets
7 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, Blountstown
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce
meets 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
Brownie Troop 158 meets
at 7 8:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Civic Center
JROTC Booster Club
meets at 7 p.m., Liberty County High School
Address correspondence, to:
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
P.O. Box 536
Bristol, FL 32321
Johnny Eubanks, Publisher
Teresa Eubanks, Editor
(850) 643-3333 or
Fax (850) 643-3334 Association
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each
Wednesdaybythe LibertyJournal Inc., Summers
Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $.18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, Ila.
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Library after school
from Harrell Memorial Library
The Harrell Memorial Library in
Bristol has started its after school program
for children ages 7-12. Children under 7
are welcome to attend when accompanied
by a parent or adult guardian.
The after school program is held at the
library from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through
Thursday. Children attending must be
picked up by 5 p.m.
Each day will be filled with a differ-
ent craft or game, Come join the fun. For
more information, call the library at 643-
from Harrell Aemoral Librar
The Harrell Memorial Library is hav-
ing a fundraiser. For a $10 donation you
will get a card worth 12 free one topping
pizzas from Pizza Hut. All you have to
do is buy one large pizza, take your card
with you and get a free medium one top-
You may get your card from Harrell
Memorial Library or from any of the em-
ployees or Friends of the Library mem-
For more information, call Martha
Caison or Myrna Carnley, Americorps*
VISTA's at 643-2247.
closed for holiday
from the Calhoun County Public Library
The Calhoun County Public Library
System announces that all Calhoun
County libraries will be closed on Mon-
day, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.
For more information, call 674-8773.
That's how many copies of The Calhoun-
, LibertyJournalwere distributed lastweek,
ensuring plenty of coverage for your
community announcements and great
response for our business advertisers!
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Bankruptcy and Debt Counseling
Mowrey& Biggins, P.A.
515 North Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Crawfordville Office (850) 926-7666
Experienced and aggressive representation
of Debtors and Creditors in:
V Chapter 11 Business Reorganization
V Chapter 13 Repayment Plans
V Chapter 7 Liquidations
V Commercial Matters
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should
not be based solely on advertisements. Before you
decide, ask us to send you free written information
about our qualifications and experience.
QUALIFYING OPENS NEXT MONTH
FOR CITY OF BRISTOL ELECTION
Voters will have 5 positions to fill
in the upcoming City of Bristol
election scheduled for Nov. 15.
Offices to be filled include that of three-
council members, the mayor, and city clerk.
Each will serve a 2 year term.
These positions are currently held by
Councilmen Ed Botting, John Lasseter and
John Fairchild, Mayor Tammy Stephens and
City Clerk Robin Hatcher.
Their current terms will expire Dec. 31.
Qualifying will be held Sept. 26- Sept. 29, 2005
at City Hall and the books are scheduled to
close on Oct. 17 for registering to vote.
Blood donations needed
from the Southeastern
Community Blood Center
Blood Center's goal is to make
sure enough blood is processed
and ready to go to help local
families and assist our neighbors
affected by Hurricane Katrina,
if the call for blood is received.
Also, the blood supply must be
secured considering the Labor
Day Holiday is approaching.
"As of today, SCBC's Mari-
anna Branch had several sched-
uled blood drives cancelled due
to Hurricane Katrina. Therefore
the blood donations SCBC ex-
pected are not available and we
are looking for others to come
forward and give blood in place
of these cancelled drives," said
Roxy Ballard SCBC's, Marian-
na Branch blood drive coordina-
Last year, thanks to local vol-
unteer blood donors, Southeast-
ern Community Blood Center.
(SCBC) was ready and ableto as-
sist Florida blood centers in Or-
lando. .After Hurricane Charley
hit,.SCBC sent 30 units of blood
when the centers asked for help.
Like Charley, it is impossible to
know whether 1 unit or 150 units
of blood may be requested. The
impact of Hurricane Katrina on
families is still not known.
.Therefore, SCBC is issu-
ing an appeal for blood donors.
Consequently, if the call for help
comes, we are ready to respond
to local fdiulies or help other
conunmiuties as needed
On a good weather day, do-
nated blood takes 24-48 hours to
process and release to a patient.
A storm like Hurricane Katrina
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
We salute the hard-working men and women whose tireless dedication
and effort has played such an important part in keeping our country's
economy strong and growing. We appreciate and applaud your
efforts, and join with you in celebrating Labor Day.
All three branches will be closed,
for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.
Hwy. 20 & Baker St.
-PO. Box 550
Bristol, Florida 32321
P.O. Box 507
Altha, Florida 32421
20455 Central Ave. West
P.O. Box 534 Blountstown, Florida 32424
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can delay the transportation and
processing of blood donations.
Therefore, the blood donations
already on the shelf are the blood
donations that are ready to go.
Individuals who wish to donate
should be at least 17 years old
and weigh 110 pounds or more.
For more information on sav-
ing lives through blood dona-
tion, contact.Southeastern Com-
munity Blood Center's Marianna
Branch at 2944 Penn Avenue,
Suite M or call 526-4403. Visit
SCBC's website at scbcinfo.org.
The Marianna Branch is open
Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Driver's license & vehicle
The Flo rida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver's license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month of September
on the below-listed roads in Calhoun County. The times and dates
of these checkpoints will vary depending upon weather, manpower
and safety conditions..
Roads: SR 71 near John Bailey Road, SR 71 near CR 274, SR
71 near CR 275, SR 71 near Trailer City, SR 69 near CR 274, SR 71
near Chipola Street, CR 274 near Chipola River and SR 73 near CR
287, SR 20 near SR 73, CR 274 near CR 167.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective equip-
ment, troopers will concentrate their efforts on % vehicles being oper-
ated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and other defective
.equipment. Attention will.also be directed to drivers who violate the
driver's license and/or vehicle insurance laws of Florida.
The patrol has found these checkpoints to be an effective means
of enforcing the equipment and driver's license laws of Florida while
insuring the protection of all motorists.
2005 Coastal Clean-up Sept. 17
The Apalachicola Riverkeepers have some great opportunities for
volunteerr activities including:
.*Coastal Clean-up, which many of you have participated in before,
is coming up soon! The 2005 Coastal Clean-up will be held Saturday,
*We're partnering again with Philaco Women's Club of
Apalachicola. the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
I ANERR I and Keep Franklin Count\ Beautiful again this ear for the.
20th anniversary Coastal Cleanup.
*Of course the Seafood Festival, which willbe Nov. 4,5, and 6 with
places for volunteers in the food tent and at the information booth.
*Finally, ongoing time slots available for assisting with our new
storefront activities, located in our office in the old Cook's Ins. Build-
ing, across from the Post Office, 28 Ave. D in.Apalachicola.
We would love to have you join us for these and many other types
Just give us a call at 850-653-8936, come by and chat or email us
at Riverkeeper@abark.org or with your activity preferences.
Hope to see you soon, and thank you for considering volunteering
for the Apalachicola Riverkeepers!
Bowhunting class set in Leon Co.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
is sponsoring a bowhunting class on Sept. 17 for serious archers.
The class will be taught from 9 a.m. -,6 p.m. at the Tallahassee
Bowhunters approximately 1/2 mile north of Capitol Circle.Club off
Spring Hill Road in Tallahassee.
"The purpose of this class is to provide advanced instruction to
the bowhunter on such topics as the fundamentals of bowhunting,
safety, hunting techniques, stalking, trailing and sportsmanship,"
said David Crosariol, regional hunter safety officer.
"Also, even though it is not required in Florida, completion of a
bowhunting class is required in at least 15 other states before a bow-
hunting license can be purchased."
Participants should dress for hunting, and bring their own bow-
hunting equipment, including bows and arrows (field points or target
Persons interested in attending this course are asked to call the
FWC's Regional office in Panama City at (850) 265-3676 to pre-
Area Red Hat luncheon Sept. 30
, The Bay County Red Hat Soci-
ety will have an area luncheon on
Friday, Sept. 30 at Panama City
Country Club, 100 Country Club
Drive, Lynn Haven. Cost is $16.
Please make checks payable to
Queen Mum (Angie Furst), 1811
E. 9th St.,,Lynn Haven, FL 32444.
Space is limited, reservations
must be received no later than Fri-
day, Sept. 23.
For more information, call Floy
Anne McKenzie at 747-1239 or'
June Ball at 722-9054.
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No more Boston Tea Parties
The Boston Tea Party is the
name for the rebellious act by a
group of Boston citizens that took
place in the American colonies on
December 16, 1773 to protest the
British tax on tea imported to the
The citizens of Boston would
Jerry Cox is a retired military officer
and writer with an extensive back-
ground in domestic and foreign policy
issues. He lives in Shalimar, Fla.
not permit the unloading of three administration, his foreign policy
British ships that arrived in Boston and his domestic policy cannot be
in November 1773 1ith 342 chests criticized.
of tea. The royal governorof Nlas- '. Whoa! It'llbe a coldday in hell
sachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson, when Americans can't voice their
however, would not let the tea views about politicians, govern-
ships return to England.until the ment, anybody and anything else.
duty had been paid. On the eve- My opinion is that Americans can
ning of December 16, a group state their views and do whatever
of Bostonians, instigated by the they want as long as their com-
American patriot Samuel Adams ments and actions are within the
and many of them disguised as Rule of Law.
Native Americans, boarded the Cindy Sheehan lost a son in
vessels and emptied the tea into the Iraq war. She had decided to
Boston.Harbor. When the gov- protest the war and the loss of her
ernment of Boston refused to pay son by camping out across the
for the tea, the British closedthe street from President Bush's ranch
port. in Crawford, Texas.
I'm reading David Mc- I'm a military) officer, but Ms.
Cullough's book, 1776." I often Sheehan and others can protest the
write that some Aiericans seem war in anyway they wish. OK by
to be caught in a '1776 time warp me. In theory, freedom of speech
meaning that they want to react to is one of the fundamental rights
current political and social issues that we.fight for. So why would
as the colonist reacted to issues we deprive.this lady of her right;
with England during the early to voice her opinion?
1770s and until the Declaration of Well, Ms. Sheehan's protest has
Independence in 1776. jacked the right wing into a shape
After watching about half of the something like a pretzel. A right
American people who now believe wing radio talk show host (who
any and everything that they are else?) has led an anti-Sheehan en-
told, I'm reconsidering my view tourage from California to Craw-
of the "independent American" ford, Texas .to camp out on the
who exercises common sense in other side of the street and protest
making up his or her mind about the "Sheehan movement."
what is right for themselves and That's OK with me. This is
for America. America. If you want to protest a
The Sam Adams of the colonial mother who is protesting the loss
era weren't buying what King of a son, then do it. Abit unseemly,
George III was selling. There were but protected by the First Amend-
many. Loyalists who did support ment, so do it. It's the right-wing
the king and wanted no part of the thing to do.
call for independence. Fortunately, Ms. Sheehan doesn't have
there were enough independent completely clean skirts in this is-
thinkers in the colonies to force the sue. She met with President Bush
revolution and eventual indepen- previously, but apparently went
dence for what is now America. along with the Bush philosophy.
What is disturbing to me is that Now she wants a meeting with
many people in this country are of Mr. Bush to confront him about
the opinion that the president, his the war. Won't work. She blew
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Nevertheless, Mr. Bush hides
behind.the military. The military is
a good prop. Most of his speeches
are to very safe non-confronta-
tional military or military retiree
audiences. Mr. Bush meets with
parents who have lost sons and
daughters in Iraq, but these parents
believe that Mr. Bush is doing the
right thing, and the loss of their
son or daughter was not in vain.
This is America. If you want to
believe that your son or daughter
died in Iraq for a good cause, then
believe it. That's your right.
When someone criticizes the
xv ar in Iraq, the right wing will
accuse that person of being an
out-of-touch, ;weak-kneed liberal
that is hurting the morale of the
military n ith their criticisms of
Let's put this one tobed. During
the 32 years that I ore the uni-
form, I.never once worried about.
thought about, contemplated or
cared about comments made by
citizens against the president,
Congress. Secretary of Defense,
the "war," the military, or whatev-
er. In theory, I wore the uniform to
protect people's rights to say and
do:whatever they wished to do. If
people wanted to protest the Viet-
nam War, it was OK with me.
When I was flying combat sor-
ties in Southeast Asia, I did not
care if Jane Fonda went to North
Vietnam. I did not care if people
were protesting the war. When I
strapped on an F-4 fighter loaded
with bombs destined for Uncle
Ho's troops, I never thought about,
or cared about what anyone back
in the ol' USA was thinking or do-
ing. My task was to bomb a target
and not be killed in thkeprocess.
In the military,' we-fight for
our fellow soldiers and squadron
mates. So, today, if there are
military people who are worrying
about war protesters and people
critical of President Bush then they
should get out of the military and
get into another line of work.
If you have something to say,
then say it. That's my view.
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WOODHAM DINNER NETS S50,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIP More than 400 friends
of late Gadsden County Sheriff W A. Woodham raised $50.000 for an endowed schol-
arship in Woodham's name at Chipola College at a dinner in Quincy. Friday, Aug. 26.
*Pictured from left, are: Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young. Laurie Beth Woodham,
;Dohna Beth Woodham, Emily Woodham, Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough,,
Amy Jo Woodham Dunbar and Robert Trammell, event organizer. 'CHIPOLA PHOTO
Dinner raises $50,000 in memory of WA. Woodham
QUINCY More than 400
friends of late Gadsden County
Sheriff W. A. Woodham raised
-$50,000 for an endowed schol-
arship in Woodham's name at
Chipola College at a. dinner in
Quinc\. Friday. Aug 26. .
Woodham died in April of
this year shortly after his re-
tirement as Sheriff of Gadsden
County, an office he held for 33
years. Woodham served as stu-
dent body president at Chipola
.Hosted by "'100( Friends of W.
A. Woodham" and sponsored by
the Chipola Appreciation Club,
the event celebrated Woodham's
life and recognized the late sher-
iff's contribution, to the people
of Gadsden 'County.
Tax-deductible gifts to the
fund ma\ be made to the Chipo-
la College Foundation.
No signs of CWD are found in Florida
Altha First Baptist
Church to celebrate
Altha First Baptist Church
\ill celebrate, its 90th annirer-:
sary on Sunday. Sept. 11. Joinus
for this special homnecoining :er-
vice beginning at 11 a.m. n CT)-
and x ill include dinner on the
gri funds. ..
All former pastors and mem-
bers are in\ ited to attend.
Prayer band meets
SThe. Liberty. Commuiiti\
:Prayer Band will hold prayer
.service Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Deacon
and Mrs, Emmanuel Solomon.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
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merit but tie run each announcement
onl\ c'rini c i you iia,'ul hke t0 rpe.pat thp
same announcement, we can do so but
must charge for the space as though it
were an advertisement.
'I HIDDEN I!.
Text: 1 John. 2:15 & 16
A young boy was saving his money
to buy a baseball bat. He was having a
hard time because he kept spending his
money on other things.
He decided to cjlli upon the Lord.
He prayed, "0 Lord, please help me
'ave nmy nioney for a baseball bat. And,
od. donl' let -ihe ice cream man come
-We all face temptations. Even Je-
sus Christ faced temptation, but never
Seeded Sin is rior heiring lemped Sin
is yielding to temptation..
Sin has consequences It is a cap-
tive that bind- jid desir.\s It hj a
cenain dchrr, a nd .ilure a rlir-t, but in-
the end -iin brin.- pain .-rid suffeirnc.
The .jh:Ilhc:oli i1dr inenrid on -faI', ng
so drunk ha.ti he couldn't i.ecp j 'b
when hr-: I il. hit rir.- dJilnk The- chan1,
smoker dyir. ,'. irii lurn cancer didn't
irrienJ io -n in:.Le himself to death; The.-
poirii ali jiddici didn't intend -..,
loiini hbi ib L _2.iiZ!; [t Ili fir-.i pi.m
site at work.c
Like it or not, believe it or not, we
.are all in a b:irl.l .* '?r our souls. There
is a beii; inhe .c-pritua reuc.ini who is
.i. i-i ,.i.t H-. de troys your life.
by deceiving you into thinking that sin
is O.K. and that it doesn't hurt anyone..
Satan is not the .':.-'p.-i':l of God.
Satan is the opposite of Michael. the.
archangel, and he does have power. You
can overcome his power by accepting
Christ's forgiveness of your sins and
allowing His Spirit to have control of.
yourlife: It will also help you .:. I .i.
ho .*:,r c -i neii, operates.
I.. Ih li.he-, .that S jian will at-
tack .N [ lir.'u. h i[ii "lust (._It ,I !i-. 1 ..
iu-l o:fi 'he e,,- jrd i-,h, pride of lif
(KJV)." Over the next few weeks, we
will study each of these so we can learn
to see temptation coming.
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Will.Baptist'Ministe hosting Bible stidy in the
home. For more information, call 674-6351.
Florida's deer herd reveals no
signs of chronic wasting disease
V(CWD) after three years of test-
ing for the fatal disease, accord-
ing to the Florida Fish and Wild-
life. Conservation Commission
iFWC i. The FWC tested 558
free-ranging deer during the past
year and more than 1,800 deer
over the past three years, and
none tested positive for CWD.
CWD is a progressive, neu-
rological, debilitating disease
that has been detected in and af-
fects captive and \ ild herds of
mule deer, white-tailed deer and
Rocky Mountain elk in several
Midwestern and western states.
It attacks the brain of infected
animals, causing them to be.-
come: emaciated, display abnor-
mal behavior, and lose control
of bodily functions. No south-
eastern states, including Florida,
have been hit by the lethal deer
disease thus far.
"We still need-to be vigilant in
our monitoring efforts. We hope
CWD never makes-it to Florida,
but early detection will be key
to limiting thle spread of the dis-
ease, if such an outbreak should
occur," said deer program co-
ordinator Robert Vanderhoof of
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'A- :4. '1is ol ssifieds/b
FWC's Di' ision of Hunting and
This hunting season, the F'WC
is again turning, to sportsmen to
help. monitor the state's 'deer
herd for CWD.
."We are asking hunters to
report anyL sightings of sickly
or scrawny-looking deer," Van-
derhoof said. "If you see such
a deer, please call toll-free (18661
Wildlife biologists will respond
and if necessary collect deer tis-
sue for testing. It's important
to contact us as soon as possi-
ble, because CWD testing must
take place within 48 hours of a
deer's death to produce reliable
Clinical signs include ex-
cessive salivation and grind-
ing of teeth, increased drinking
and urination, dramatic loss of
Eight and body condition, poor
hair coat. staggering and finally.
death. Behavioral changes. in-
cluding decreased interaction
with'other animals, listlessnes-
lo\wering of the head, blank fa-
cial expression and repetitive
askingng in set patterns may also
Wildlife experts have found
no evidence that CWD can be
transmitted to livestock or hu-
mans, but it is recommended to
avoid direct contact with any
deer exhibiting signs of CWD or
one that has died from unknownn
More information on CWD is
available at NIh FWC.com/CWD.
The Web site also provides links
to human and wildlife health
agencies for mgre in-depth in--
formation about the deadly dis-
10922 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321
Rev. Victor A. Walsh, Pastor
Suncay Morning Bible Study.....................9:45 a.m
Sunday Morning Worship Service..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Discipleship Training.............6:00 p.m
Sunday Evening Worship Service....................7:00 p.m
Wednesday Evening Prayer & Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
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All bait harvesting permits on the
Apalachicola National Forest will be
issued for one year at $50 each.
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UF shows off blueprints for building better beef
sity of Florida/Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences (UF/
IFAS) hosted 175 beef produc-
ers and others at its 3rd Annual
Beef Cattle/Forage Field Day at
the North Florida Research and
Education Center (NFREC) in
Marianna. The field day was
designed by UF/IFAS faculty
and county extension agents
to provide beef producers with
updated research information
including feed efficiency, for-
ages, and hay storage, which
they can use to improve their
Herman Laramore, who
owns Bar L Ranch in Jackson
County, said he's been com-
ing to the Field Days for years
to keep up with the new tech-
niques and varieties. "I want
to implement the best practice,
not just a practice," said Lara-
more. "They're trying them all,
so they can tell us which are the
best ones to work with."
One of the newest techniques
Attendees had the opportunity to see how the UF'IFAS Feed
Efficiency Building will help researchers collect data that will
ultimately benefit the beef producer by improving feed effi-
that the Center is researching
is. feed efficiency. ::Atendees
had the opportunity to see ho\0
the UF/IFAS Feed Efficiency
Building will help researchers
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Savannah Brooke Fowler cel-
Aug. 21. She is the daughter of
Tommy and Amanda Fowler
of Hosford. Her grandparents
are Mary and Felton Hall of
Hosford and Evelyn Spires of
Cottondale. Savannah enjoys
riding on the mule with her
Nana Mary and Papa Felton,
playing with her friends Caitlyn
and Jayden and swimming
with hermama and daddy. She
celebrated her birthday with a
My Little Ponyparty.
Heath Flanagan, a Senior at
LCHS, will celebrate his 18th
birthday on Sept. 3. He is
the son of Sandra and Roger
Reddick and Les and Sabina
Flanagan, all of Hosford. He
enjoys playing baseball, foot-
ball and games on the com-
MAYA JULIANNE HILL
Jason and Emily Hill of Or-
lando are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
r/7/: Maya Julianne Hill, born on
Aug. 20, 2005 at Fort Walton
Beach Medical Center. She
weighed 8 lbs. and 3 oz.
Sand measured 22 inches.
Maternal grandparents are
Andrew Boggs Ramsey Jr.
of Blountstown and Sarah
Jackson of Graceville. Paternal grandparents are Ruben Hill
and Julia Arrant, both of Blountstown. Great-grandparents are
Andrew and Wisa Ramsey of Blountstown, Glqep.Pqacqck of
Marianna and Charles and Mary Arrant of Blountstown.
collect data that will ultimately
benefit the beef producer by
improving feed efficiencNy. Ac-
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Animal Science at the NFREC-
Marianna, "One of the biggest
costs in raising beef cattle is the
cost of maintaining that animal
throughout the year; if you re-
duce those costs, then that's
putting money directly into the
There were also tours, and
presentations on pasture fertil-
ity, grazing management. warm
season forages, pasture weed
ID and control, and summer
legumes. These tours were de-
signed to educate beef produc-
ers about how-to best manage
and feed their cattle.
. "Beef producers familiar
with the proper forage man-
agement and forage selection
for their individual operations
will help them to make wise
choices for- their livestock
needs," said Dr. Ann Blount, a
UF/IFAS Associate Professor
of Agronomy at the NFREC-
Marianna. "Knowledge about
the time of planting, methods
of planting and knowing what
to plant should ultimately assist
livestock producers in making
good decisions regarding the
health of their livestock, best
management practices and vi-
able economic situations for
Overall, the UF/IFAS Beef
Cattle/Forage Field Day was a
success and very educational.
"I was extremely impressed,"
said Marti Coley, a Florida
state representative for District
7, who was attending a field day
for the first time. "I thought it
was amazing-the technology
that's involved-especially with
the cattle; they can gain that
much information and pass it
on to the smaller farmers." For
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Despite tremendous advance-
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rheumatoid arthritis (RA),.a na-
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Foundation shows that nearly 70
percent of people currently re-
ceiving RA treatment still expe-.
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on a daily basis. Results also
reveal that more than one-third
rank their quality of life with RA
at only a five out of ten.
To identify unmet needs of
the RA community regarding
treatment options and quality of
life, the Arthritis Foundation, in
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Kincaid, Buchanan to wed Sept. 10
\Melisa Ann Buchanan of Blountstown and Christopher Da\ id
Kincaid of Hosford are proud to announce their upcomnng \\ wedding
on Saturday. Sept. 10.
Melissais the daughter of thelate Cathy Buchanan of Blountmsto% n.
She is the granddaughter of Laerne Faircloth of ZephN rhills. Ray
and Christine Carver of Dade City and Barbra Stark of Milwaukee,
Chris is the son of Kenny and Ann Kincaid of Hosford. He is
the grandson of the late Pauline Kinc lid of Blountstown, James
and Shirley Colvin of Hosford and the late Jack Bridges and Ruby
Bridges of Blountstown.
A private ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 10 at St. George Island.
A reception will follow at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in
Bristol at 8 p.m. (ET). All friends and family are welcome to attend
Cook, Taylor to wed on Dec. 1
Ron Taylor and Bonnie Cook of Blountstown are pleased to an-
nounce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The happy couple will be united in marriage Dec. 1.
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All-Tech Southeast brings 15 Jobs to Quincy
Bev Kilmer says that
All-Tech Southeast, the
company she co-owns
with her husband Larry
and son Kirk, has hired ;' :
their 15th employee.
All-Tech moved its
operation from Leon
County. to the Quincy
Business Park on Joe Adams Rd
in 2003 in an effort to expand its
operation to include the fabrica-
tion of fence, gates and rail, as
well as the addition of a powder
The company boasts having the
largest state of the art powder coat
oven in the southeast. The inside
oven-measures 10' x 10' x 35'.
At the time of the move, All-Tech
had dnly three employees and has
since added an additional twelve
bringing to fifteen its number of
The company builds, paints and
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices. Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced Tuesday
that nursery operations in Mi-
ami-Dade County suffered sig-
iificant damage as a result of
SFlorida's nursery industry.
w which includes decorative plants,
shrubs, bushes, trees and sod, is
the single largest segment of the
state's agricultural industry, and
-Miami-Dade County is the top
nursery county in Florida.
Preliminary reports from US-
DA's Farm Service Agency and
reports from industry represen-
tatives themselves indicate that,
nurseries in the county sustained
significant structural damage to
greenhouses and otherbuildings
from Katrina's high winds, and
installs custom designed gates,
fence and rail. They also install
perimeter access systems such as
telephone entry, key pad control,
closed circuit TV, etc.
The City of Quincy received a
Community Block Grant from the
Department of Community Af-
fairs in 2002 to provide sewer and
other infrastructure needed to es-
tablish the Quincy Business Park.
The property had sat vacant for
twelve years untilAll-Tech South-
east agreed to be the first business
to move onto the site.
This allowed the city to acquire
the grant which provid-
ed the infrastructure.
In an agreement with
S the City of Quincy and
Department of Com-
.- munity Affairs, All-
Tech Southeast agreed
S to hire the twelve new
employees in an effort
to boost employment
within the city and
county. Seven of the employees
are of low income and two are
applicants provided by the local
workforce development board.
"We are pleased to be able to
bring these jobs to the community
and to provide another successful
business to Gadsden County," said
Bev Kilmer. "I have spent the past
six years helping other business
owners find ways of growing their
businesses and now I am proud
that we are taking the steps neces-
.ar\ to expand our own business
and offer needed jobs in an area
that desperately needs jobs"
major nursery damage in Florida
many plants were flooded by the.
heavy rains associated with the
storm. Moreover, plants that
escaped heavy rainfall may not
survive unless power is restored
Quickly as most such operations
rely on electricity to irrigate their
"The strong % inds. heavy rain
and loss of power have combined
to wallop our nursery industry in
South Florida," Bronson said.
"We will do all that we can to
assist our growers.",
The Commissioner plans to
visit the Homestead area, where
most of Miami-Dade nursery op-
erations are located, next week
to view damage and meet with
Bronson said it will take sev-
eral days before his department
and USDA can determine a dam-
age estimate for the industry.
In addition to nursery damage,
Bronson said tropical fish farms
in the area were flooded, acreage
prepared for vegetable plantings
next month experienced flooding
and up to half of the avocados on
trees were blown off.
The state's Florida City Farm-
ers' Market in Homestead and
Pompano Farmers' Market in
Broward County are both under
water and without power. State
officials are currently assessing
the damage to the facilities.
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That's a lot
Cathy Miller, shown at far left with
a cart full of groceries, was the
lucky winner of a $500 shopping
spree at Piggly Wiggly last week.
She was one of many who en-
tered a drawing for the chance to
stock up her pantry. Wakulla Bank,
which recently opened in the gro-
cery store, donated $500 for the
shopping spree that was heldAug.
23. Pictured above with the win-
ner is Wakulla Bank vice-president
Vickie Montford and Piggly Wiggly
store manager Daniel Reed.
BETH EUBANKS PHOTO
Florida forestry personnel sent to assist
with relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina
TALLAHASSEE- Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner Charles Bronson has
dispatched more than 180 forestry personnel with the
Department's Division of Forestry, 21 law enforcement
personnel from the Agricultural Law Enforcement Of-
fice and a team with the Division of Animal Industry to
assist in hurricane response efforts in Mississippi as well
as in central and southeast Florida.
The Division of Forestry has sent more than 60 per-
sonnel to the six southernmost counties in Mississippi
to help with search and rescue efforts, coordination of
incoming response agencies. and setting up systems to
distribute emergency supplies.
Agricultural Law Enforcement \ill be assisting \ ith
search and rescue and other law enforcement functions.
In addition, a forestry team has also been located at the
Palm Beach County fairgrounds since Friday coordinat-
ing the arrival of and distribution of water and ice to
numerous "PODs" or points of distribution in impacted
areas of southeast Florida.
From Saturday through this morning the team has
dispatched 60 semi truckloads of ice and 55 semi inick--
loads of water. Forestry personnel have been in Live'
Oak, Florida coordinating the distribution of emergency
supplies around the state.
.The Division of Forestry has four special Incident
Command units that respond not only to wildfires but
other emergencies as well. One team has been working
with the National Guard at the Palm Beach County fair-
grounds to coordinate distribution of supplies that have
been requested by local emergency operations centers
to the state emergency operations center. Two teams
en route to Mississippi were requested by state officials
there to help in hurricane recovery. Incident Command
teams are trained to work alone or within the structure of
other agencies responding to a disaster.
"Many people know that our forestry personnel are
out in force during wildfires but they may not realize
they are also on the scene when other disasters strike,"
Bronson says. "I'd like to commend our hard% oiking
employees for leaving their families during a disaster s'
that victims of storms and other crises can.get the help
Mississippi has also asked for help with animal is-
sues and the Department's Division of Animal Industry
has assembled a team experienced in animal and agricut.
ture issues. They will be working with the Mississippi
state emergency operations center helping to establish
response activities as they pertain to animals, including
livestock, equine and pets.
The forestry personnel will remain in Mississippi for
two weeks and Animal Industry personnel will be-in
Mississippi for at least seven days.
FWC, others mobilize post-storm Mississippi search & rescue
Early -Tuesday, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) deployed
70 law enforcement officers to
assist \\ith a massive search-
and-rescue-operation in storm-
FWC officers teamed with
other state law enforcement
search and rescue partners for
the deployment, which includes
,19 soldiers from the Florida Na-
tional Guard; 14 agents from
the Florida Department of Lavi
Enforcement; nine officers from
the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services;
24 officers from the State Fire
Marshal's Office and one officer
from the Department of Trans-
portation to assist with hazard-
ous materials emergencies.
The deployment includes 119
vehicles mostly four-wheel-
drive trucks, five command
posts, several trailers with food
and water, .28 boats and 19 all-
The FWC contingent in the
operation includes members
of the agency's Special Opera-
tions Group that mobilizes with
other law enforcement agencies
in times of natural or man-made
FWC officers in the Special
Operations Group undergo spe-
cial training and use the agency's
specialized equipment for opera-
tions on the water and in wilder-
This is the first time FWC
officers have, responded to an
emergency outside of Florida
although they have responded
to hurricanes here and provided
security for the Super Bowl and
other potential terrorism targets.
FWC Special Operations
Group officers usually are the
first law enforcement officers
to undertake search-and-rescue
operations behind major storms.
In large-scale disasters such as
Florida has seen in recent years,
it is not unusual for most of the
more than 700 FWC officers to
be deployed in stages to pro% ide
search and rescue to those in
need. The FWC has six Special
Operations Group units, totaling
91 officers who have volunteered
to be available for immediate de-
ployment when needed.
Nelson to meet with Panhandle residents
to discuss disaster relief, rising gas prices
TALLAHASSEE U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
will meet with residents of Wakulla, Franklin,
Gulf and Jackson counties on Thursday during
a series of town hall meetings.
Among issues he's expected to discuss are
federal hurricane disaster relief efforts, rising
gas prices and his legislation to prevent the gov-
ernment from seizing people's homes for private
developments such as shopping malls.
In the past few weeks, Nelson has visited
Bradford, Putnam, St. Lucie, Indian River, Sem-
inole, Flagler, Volusia and Manatee counties.
His town-hall swing through the state comes
during a the August congressional recess.
*Wakulla County Town Hall, 9 a.m. 10
a.m. (ET), Thursday, Sept. 1, Wakulla Welcome
Center, 1493 Coastal Highway 98, Panacea.
*Franklin County Town Hall, 11:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m. (ET), Thursday, Sept. 1, Third Floor
Courtroom, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola.
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(ET), Thursday, Sept. 1, Robert M. Moore Ad-
ministration Building, The Board Room, 1000
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LCHS clips the wings of Bronson's Fighting Eagles 34-8
by Richard Williams,
T he Liberty County Bull-
S dogs used a revised de-
fense and a punishing rushing
attack to win the first game of
the season 34-8 against Class
1A opponent Bronson.
LCHS switched from a four-
man front to a five-man front
and' the result was a more ag-
gressive defense that held the
Fighting Eagles to 49 rushing
yards in the Aug. 26 game in
Bronson. With Liberty leading
14-8 at the start of the second
half, it was the defense that set
the tone for the remainder of
On the first play from scrim-
mage in the second half, LCHS
junior linebacker John Cope-
land met the Bronson running
back head-on in the backfield.
Copeland's hit knocked the
helmet off the running back,
resulted in a one-yard loss on
the play and provided an emo-
tional lift to the entire team.
S LCHS Head Coach Randy
Roland said the switch to a
five-man front was made to
better fit the personnel avail-
able. The result, he said, was
that the team took some time
to get adjusted, but, he added,
"as we got more comfortable
we really became more ag-
Liberty's defense recorded
an interception by Clint Hill,
ten solo tackles by Heath Fla-
nagan, a ball knocked lose by
Rick Shuler that he returned 32
Yards to set up a touchdown,
Sas well as multiple solid hits
to stop Bronson.
The game started with
Liberty County on offense.
SThe Bulldogs moved the ball
Downfield using a strong rush-
Sing attack and scored the first
Touchdown of the game on a
one yard run by A.J. Marlowe.
Marlowe had;58 yards on ten
carries in the game.
S The extra point run by Thad
Alston was good and.LCHS
had an 8-0 lead.
The Bulldog defense stuffed
the Bronson Eagles on three
straight plays to force a punt,
but on Liberty's next play from
offense the 'Dawgs fumbled
the ball over to the home
Bronson took advantage of
the turnover and managed to
score a touchdown and make
the two-point conversion to tie
The next touchdown of the
game was scored by Alston on
'a three-yard run in the second
quarter. The two-point conver-
sion was no good and LCHS
led 14-8. Alston had a good
night for Liberty as the run-
ning back carried the ball 19
times for 123 yards and two
After Liberty's defense set
the tone to start the second
half, the offense did their best
to make sure the tone was left
ringing in Bronson's ears.
The Bulldog offense took ad-
vantage of good field position
and strong running by Alston
to score again at the end of the
third quarter. Alston scored the
TD on a two-yard run. The
two-point conversion failed
and the 'Dawgs lead stood at
After the LCHS defense
stuffed Bronson again the
Bulldog offense moved to
the power-I formation. In the
power-I, Liberty pounded
Bronson with a running attack
that moved the ball downfield
at a slow and steady pace, The
strong running attack forced
Bronson to move more defend-
ers closer to the line of scrim-
mage in an attempt to stop the
Liberty took advantage of
the move by Bronson to score
their fourth touchdown of the
night. LCHS quarterback Jace
Ford executed a fake handoff
to Alston who charged into
the wall of defenders. After
executing the fake, Ford rolled
out and hit Heath Flanagan
with a perfect 16-yard touch-
down pass. The score stayed
26-8 after LCHS missed the
LCHS took the ball for the
last time late in the fourth
quarter. Roland replaced many
of the Bulldog starters in order
to give more players experi-
The younger Bulldogs re-
sponded well. Back-up run-
ning back Ervin Young had
seven carries for 41 yards. His
last carry of the game resulted
in a touchdown. The extra
point was good and LCHS had
a 34-8.margin of victory.
Roland said he was pleased
with his team's performance,
especially with the way the
team responded to changes
made during practice last
week. He said Liberty will
need another solid effort to
defeat Branford.at home Sept.
"We had players on defense
like Jamar Lane step up. On
offense, our line did a good
job of opening holes and Thad
Alston and A.J. Marlowe did a
good job of running hard and
taking the attack to them,"
Lane had four tackle in-
cluding one for a loss and one
quarterback sack to stop a
The Bulldogs will host their
first home game of the season
as Branford visits Sept. 2.
Roland said he expects
Branford to mix up the run
and the pass as well as be very
aggressive on defense.
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Phillips (#54) defends
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PHOTOS BY TONY z -
BHS wins season opener with Port St. Joe 25-14
by Teresa Eubanks. JurnalE Edtor
E \en though the Blounts-
toE n High School Tiger.s
,.on their season opener 25-14
\ hen they hosted Port St.-Joe
Aug. 26. head coach Bobb%
Iohns wasn't t too happy about it.
"'We dril-pped tii touchdov. n
assess and fumbled three umes."
;Iohns said. "That's sloppy."
The St. Joe Sharks started the
night's scoring \ith a 17-sard
touchdown n paNs in the lirst quar-
ter. topped offt ith a iiucce_-fui
extra point attempt. The Tigers
responded \when Ryan Baker
caught a 13-Nard touchdown
pass. The t\o-point conriersion
\ias no good and the Sharks led
7-6 at the end of the quarter.
The Tigers edged ahead on
the scoreboard matter a 37-\ard
touchdo\\ n run b\ Ar-senio Ivo-
r\. follohied b\ an unsuiccesful
t\o-point conversion attempt ini
the second quarter. With 3:38
left in the quarter. Chance At-
tata\ scored on a 6-vard run.
Jacob Williams added the extra
point to push the Tigers' lead to
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The Sharks got back in the
game with a 7-yard TD throw in
the third quarter to make it 19-
But. the Tigers held on to their
lead and added to it with eight
minutes left in the final quarter
when Michael Guilford scored
on a 26-yard TD run. The two-
point conversion attempt failed.
The Tigers secured their first
win of the season with a 25-14
But Coach Johns said his
team has a lot of work to do
mentally\ more than physi-
cally. -'Ve fumbled five times in
15 games last year. We fumbled
three times his week," he said.
"I think \e read too many of our
own press clippings," he .said,
adding that he thought his play-
ers were "embarrassed" by their
"'When \e did things like we
were supposed to, we played
well, but we made some mental
miistakes," the coach said. "We
didn't protect the football and
didn't do the little things good."
He acknowledged that the Ti-
gers did a good job on offense,
\\ith 48 plays for 273 yards.
The Sharks had 53 plays for
'1i3 yards. "A lot of their yard-
,age came in the fourth quarter
when we played kind of a pas-'
si\ e defense," Johns said. "They
should have been under 200
Shards. That's still too many for
Johns said Michael Guilford
"did a great job punting," with
four punts for a 43 yard aver-
'"Defensixely, we had some
kids that played, well.. ,-Corey
Silco\ ede, erbhe.' \,ith' -.71.'
tackles, Chance Attaway had 16,
Ryan Baker had 15 and Jamie
Willis had 14," he said.
Rushing, Attaway had 16 car-
ries for 75 yards and one touch-
down. Ivory had six carries for
47 yards and one touchdown
while Guilford had eight carries
for 44 yards and one touchdown.
Baker was five for 27 yards and
one TD, and had one catch for
When the Tigers returned
to practice Monday, they were
greeted by a sign on the field-
house door warning, 'Do not
enter unless your attitude has
changed and you are ready to go
back to work."
"I told people all week we
weren't ready to play Port St
Joe," Johns said. "You can't just
show up for a day at the office.
You've got to have.some pas-
sion about what you do and we
didn't have it Friday night. They
were much more intense than we
He says he knows the Tigers
can fix their problems. "This
team's got a lot of character...
I've got confidence in them."
Johns expects his players to
come back to practice with a re-
newed passion for the game as
they prepare to face West Gads-
den this week. "West Gadsden
has got some very good athletes
and their coach has won about
150 football games," Johns said.
"They're going to be on top of
their game and we're going to be
on top of ours."
The BHS Tigers will travel to
West Gadsden High School for
Friday's away game, which be-
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Fifth grade class studying mold growth rates
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by Caitlyn Bruner
Ew! Mold! That's what the
lifth graders are growing in their
Led by Mrs. Miranda Reh-
berg, the fifth graders are trying
to see how many days it takes to
grcw mold on bread as their sci-
eiice project. According to Mrs.
Rehberg, the children are using
four different brands of bread.
So far, they have been growing
it for two weeks. Noah White
told me how they're doing it.
"First we laid out our bread
for one day. When it was hard
we put it in Ziploc bags. Final-
ly, we're waiting for it to grow
mold. We are documenting it in
our science journals."
The children are studying
plants and bacteria in their sci-
ALTHA WILDCATS SCHOOL CALENDAR
Aug. 26: VB Wewa at home V 3:30 and FFA Chapter Presidents
Conference Ocala Florida
Aug. 27: Chipola Tourney
Aug. 29: VB Bristol at home JR. High double header
SAug. 30: SchoolDay Pictures; VB Bonifay at home JV,V 4/5:30
ence class., They seemed to be
having fun with their project.
Kylie Grice says "It's fun!"
by Justin McCoy
The Altha Seniors of 2006
had senior portraits taken by the
Jim Owen Group portrait com-
pany the week before school re-
sumed. Those who did not get
their senior portraits then had'
them done Aug. 30. This in-
cluded casual and formal poses.
Seniors wore the outfit of their
choice for the casual pose. The
formal attire will be provided.
School day pictures for the rest
of the student body were taken
Those interested in purchas-
ing senior portraits need to re-
port to Mrs. Joyner's room with
their proofs on Thursday, Sept.
15 between 2:30 and 5:30 pm.
.Upon arrival, parents and stu-
dents should know what pack-
age and pictures they want to
order. Refer to your brochure
for package and payment op-
tions. Checks need to be made
payable to Jim Owen Jr. Pho-
LCHS announces athletic ticket prices for 2005
TICKETS With the start
of a new school year at Liberty
County High Schoolwe are look-
iftg forward to another exciting
year in Athletics. Football and
volleyball season have begun.
Ticket prices for the 2005-06
school year are as follows:
All sports pass-- $90
Basketball (boys and girls) -
Gate price Adult and stu-
All other Varsity and
Junior Varsity Sports
The following passes will be
accepted, but must be presented:
1. All FHSAA pass holders
2. LCHS faculty and spouse
3. Retired Liberty Co. School
Board employees and spouse
Thank you for your continued
support of LCHS athletics.
Student Council is up and moving
fast, with Mandie Fowler and
Robyn Carpenter sponsoring
the club. We've recently cho-
sen our club officers: Whitney
Taylor, president; Darren Evans,
vice president; Kelly Lathem,
secretary and Sheri Tucker as
HOMECOiMItqo ,. -hoeq-,
coming is right around the comer.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
STuesday, Sept. 6 Twin I
SWednesday, Sept. 7 -
I Thursday, Sept. 8 Hat |
SFriday, Sept. 9 Garnet I
and Gold Day
We are working our hardest to
make this the best homecoming
yet. Homecoming parade will be
Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.
Coronation will be held during
half-time of the Jy game kick
off is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at
LCHS football field.
Spirit Week will rin 'Spt. 6
through Sept. 9, the daily themes
for this year are:
*Tuesday, Sept. 6 Twin
*Wednesday, Sept..7 Camo
*Thursday, Sept. 8 Hat
-Friday, Sept. 9 Garnet and
Be involved in your children's lives
from the Panhandle Area Drug &
Alcohol Abuse Prevention Coalition, Inc.
According to behavioral
scientist Tony Biglan, Ph.D.,
there are simple ways to be
part of your child's'life:
*Create "together time"-
Start a tradition or fun, weekly
routine to do something with
your child, such as going out
for ice cream.
*Eat meals together as of-
ten as possible-Mealtime is a
great opportunity to talk about
the day's events, unwind, and
reinforce a family bond. Stud-,
ies show that kids whose fami-
lies eat together at least five
times a week are less likely to
be involved with, drugs and al-
*Try to be homeafter school.
The "danger zone" for drug
use and other risky behavior
is between 4 and 6 p.m. If you
can, arrange to have flextime
if it's available at your work-
place. When your child will be
with friends, make sure there
is adult supervision.
If you would like more tips
on communication and parent-
ing, visit www.theantidrug.
com, a website designed to
help parents learn hov to talk
to their children about stay-
ing clean, safe, and drug free,
which is a part of the White
House Office of National Drug
The Panhandle Area Health
Network, Inc. is at 4349 La-
fayette Street in Marianna.
Head Start has
from the North Florida
Child Development Inc.
The North Florida Child De-
velopment Inc. has free com-
prehensive 4-year-old slots
available in the Head Start in
To apply, call SueElla Mc-
Millan at 674-2600.
Sleep tips for teenagers
Teens lead busy lives. They
go to school early in the morn-
ing. Afterwards, their afternoons
are filled with extracurricular ac-
tivities like soccer or yearbook,
or maybe even a part-time job.
Then dinner and a chore or two
round out much of the evening.
And that all comes even before
homework has been tackled.
So where does sleep get fac-
tored into this equation? Unfor-
tunately, slumber is often what
teens are forced to sacrifice in
order to accomplish everything
in their hectic lives.
But sleep isn't something that
should be pushed to the back
burner. Even mild sleep loss im-
pacts performance on exams and
sports as well as the ability to
drive, according to the National
To make sure you get enough
sleep, establish a regular bedti me
.and waketime schedule that \ou
can follow even on weekends
and during school actionsn.
1Most adolescents need between
81/2 and' 9V4 hours of sleep
each night. A consistent sleep
schedule will make it easier to
fall asleep at night. You should
awaken refreshed, not tired.
Follow: a routine each night
before you fall sleep. Stick to
calm, quiet activities that
means staying away from the
TV or telephone. Also a\ oid eat-
ing, drinking, or exercising a few\
hours before bedtime. Your body
will be digesting what you've
just eaten, or your pulse rate will
be too high from a workout to
reach a restful state. Instead, take
a bath or shower, or read a book.
Before you lie down, jot down
anything that's on your mind in a
diary or on a to-do list. You won't
be kept awake at night, worrying
or stressing about the.thoughts
going through your head.
One thing that teens often do
is pull an all-nighter to study.
Staying up around the clock can
impact your ability to stay alert
the next day and wreak havoc
on your sleep schedule. The best
way to prepare for a test is to get
a good night's sleep the day be-
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FWC helicopter pilots
complete special training
Seventy years ago, Florida's
wildlife conservation officers
rode horses into wilderness areas
to detect law violations and arrest
offenders. Today, their horses
can fly, and they can see in the
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission's
(FWC's) 11 helicopter pilots re-
cently completed three days of
intense training in emergency\
procedures and use of night-vi-
sion goggles. Lunsford Air Con-
sulting, Inc., of Bunnell. con-
ducted the training at the Flagler
The-course. designed especial-
ly for FWC pilots, consisted of a
one-day ground school; in which
pilots review ed all the mechani-
cal systems aboard the FWC's
six helicopters. The second
and third days consisted of day
and night flights with simulated
mechanical failures and flying
with night-vision goggles. The
$20,350-course also included re--
fresher flight training ihe pilots
undergo twice a year.
Kevin Vislocky. \ ho heads
the FWC's Aviation Section, said
the night-vision goggle training
and night emergency procedures
training are especially important
for FWC pilots. because most of
their patrols occur at night about
50 details per-year for each pilot.
"The FWC is the only state
law enforcement agency in Flor-
ida to fly at night using night-vi-
sion goggles and one of the first
ciV il law enforcement agencies
in the count .-to use them," he
said. "We set the standard by do-
ing recurrent training and using
the goggles, in conjunction with
missions at night can be danger-
ous \work under the bestofcondi-
tions, and FWC pilots sometimes
have to fl\ \\hen conditions are
"We believe this night training
is imperative to prepare our pilots
to cope with the severe situations
they may face during their flying
careers," Vislocky said. "They
have to be ready to fly details at
night to detect gill net violations,
illegal deer- and alligator-hunting
violations and search-and-rescue
missions that can be particularly
The FWC' 13 total aircraft and
pilots compose one of the largest
conser at'ion-oriented flight sec-
tions in the United States and one
of the 20 largest law enforcement
a\ iation sections in the country.
The first year FWC pilots used
night-vision goggles, they made
150 cases in two of the agency's
"That's 150. .resource viola-
tions that might have gone un-
detected and uninterrupted if we
didn't have this new technology
working for us,' Vislocky said.
In one case this year, FWC pi-
lots observed a group of people
hunting deer at night for 90 min-
utes while directing ground units
to the remote site. The operation
resulted in five arrests and sei-
zure of three illegally killed deer.
:Training la\\ enforcement avi-
ation units is one of Lunsford Air
Consulting. Inc.'s specialties.
Dove hunt permits go on sale Sept. 18
Dove Hunt permits go on sale
at 10 a.m. EDT on Sept. 18 for-
special-opportunity dove fields-
throughout the state, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conseination
Commission (FWC) announced
The cost for the daily permit
is $35, which enables one adult
and one South (under age 16) to
hunt together, but: allows only
one daily bag li mit of birds to be
harvested between them.
Daily permits are available
porrunity do\e fields: Allapattah
(Martin County 17 permits).
Bayard (Clay. County 10 per-
mits), Caravelle Ranch (Putnam
County 40 permits). Frog Pond
(Dade County 37 permits),
Fussel Road (Polk County -,15
permitss. Hilochee (Polk Coun-
ty 15 permits), Lake George
Dexter/Mary Farms Unit (Voliu-
sia County 12 permits), Parker
Road (Alachua County 17
permits) and Schneider Farms
(Escambia County. 15 per-
.for the following special-op- mits). They can be obtained at
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New Volleyball team at Hosford School
Team members for Hosford School's new volleyball team are
shown above and include, top row,.. left to right: Marissa Burke,
Ande Andrews, Kelsey McDaniel. Hannah Moore. Racheal Ora-
ma,, Emily Swier. Jordan White, Samantha Pugh, Bridget Mor-
gan; bottom row left to right: Maggie McCaskill, Amber Sadberry,
Audrey Johnson,. Mandy Monahan, Ashley Earnest and. Taylor
. Hambrigh .. *., .
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MyFWC.com, by calli0 g 1-888-
from county tax collectors' of-
fices or licensed agents.
Sportsmen also have the op-
tion of buying a $10 Youth Per-
mit at the same time a Dove
,Hunt Permit is purchased. This
enables the youth (under age 16),
while hunting under the supervi-
sion of the adult permit holder,
to be able to harvest his. or her
own daily bag limit of birds.
"Quality dove hunting op-
portunities are i- high demand
but are often hard to find," said
FWC's small-game biologist.
Kurt Hodges' "These special-op-
portunity dove fields are planted
and managed by the FWC aid
offer'great hunting opportunities
in a friendly, social atmosphere
that provides the perfect setting
for friends and family, including
youngsters, to hunt together."
Beginning Sept. :30, up-to-
date information on field condi-
tions ,and bird numbers will ;be
available by visiting .:the Dove
Hunter's -lotline at Myv~WC
com/dove or by calling (850)
For more informatio'non how
you arid \our family can get in-
volved if these unique special-
opportunity dove hunts, visit
FwC :con e'. ." .
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White is Chipola's Career Employee of the Year
MARIANNA Matt White
of Marianna was recently named
Chipola College's Career Em-
ployee of the Year for 2005.
He serves as Network Coor-
dinator in the college's Informa-
tion Systems department. He be-
gan working at Chipola in 2004
soon after completing the Chipo-
la A.S. program in Networking
Services Technology program.
He holds numerous computer
certifications, including: Micro-
soft Certified Professional in XP
and Server 2003.
White is a member of the
Chipola Career Employees As-
sociation and the Florida Asso-
ciation of Community Colleges.
He is a representative on the
Chipola Governance Council
and serves on the Computing
and Telecommunications Com-
mittee. He also serves as a public
address announcer for Chipola
White's supervisor Dennis
Everett said, "Matt is an out-
standing young man and a darn
good employee. He's conscien-
tious, knowledgeable, helpful,
enthusiastic and innovative. The
college is blessed to have him on
staff." White said, "Chipola is a
great place to work."
White also enjoys working on
computers in his spare time. He
is engaged to be married in April
The Employee of the Year
recognizes the exceptional work
of Chipola's career service em-
ployees. Candidates are nomi-
nated by fellow employees for
exhibiting courtesy, motivation
and professionalism. Annual
winners receive a $1,000 bonus,
reserved parking for a year, a
one-sear membership in FACC,
and a $100 gift certificate from
the college Book Store.
Chipola Workforce programs have openings
is ongoing for a number of Work-
force Development programs at
Most programs feature open
enrollment, which allows stu-
dents to enroll at any time and.
complete programs at their o\ n
pace. All programs offer excel-
lent job placement potential.
Financial aid is available, and
remedial assistance is provided
for most programs. Several pro-
grams have reached capacity
for. the semester, but have estab-
lished waiting lists. Programs
which are full at this time are
Cosmetology and Automotive
Technology. Openings in these
programs are anticipated in the
spring of 2006.
Certificate Programs include:
Accounting Applications, Au-
tomotive Service Technology,
Correctional Officer, Computer
Systems Technohlog. Electron-
ics, Technology, Emrerenc
Medical Technician, Cosmetol-
ogy, Law Enforcemnent. Com-
bination Law Enforcement &
Correction-. Office Specialist.
Telecommunication. and \eld-
Associate in Science Degree
Programs include. Business Ad-
I Zi "--.-
The Chipola Success Center has openings for students who
need help with testing skills, GED Prep, academic confidence
or a refresher in Reading. Language. Math and Pre-algebra in
order to succeed in academic and workforce programs.
ministration & Management,
Child Development & Education,
Computer Information Technol-
ogy, Networking Services Tech-
nology, Criminal Justice Tech-
nology, Culinary Management,
Dental Hygiene, Electronic Engi-
neering Technology, Fire Science
Technology, Recreation Technol-
ogy, Telecommunications Tech-
nology,: and Office Technology
with a choice of four specializa-
tions: lMedical Secretarial. Legal
Secretarial, Office Management
and Word Processing.
- The Chipola Success Center
has openings for students who
need help with testing skills,
GED Prep, academic confidence
or a refresher in Reading, Lan-
guage, Math and Pre-algebra in
order to succeed in academic and
x% orkf Lice p I !j railn-.
For information about Chipo-
la's Woikforce programs, call
Chipola's Summer II Dean's list announced
MARIANNA Dr. Sarah
Clemmons, vice president of
Instructional and Student Ser-
vices at Chipola College, com-
mends the 53 students who made
.the Dean's List for academic
achievement during the Summer
II Semester 2005.
To be placed on the Dean's
List, a student must take 6 or
more semester hours of courses
and make an -average of 3.25
(B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.
Local students who made
perfect averages of 4.0--
straight A's-and their home-
*Altha-Andrea, N. Debolt,
Kasey D. Roberts.
*M1arianna-BobbE J. Col-
lins, Patrick R. Dalstra, Danielle
N. Watson, Dusty C. Williams.
*Sneads- Steven R. Gaskill.
Local students who earned
grade point a\eia'ges 'langiilg
irom 3.25i B+i to 3.99 i1 A. a id
iheir homelo' nriS are:
*Blountsto\\n Tina J.
*Bristol-Kellv L. Brooks.
*lMarianna-Bridget J. Hol-
mes, Marteen L. Le\\ is, Stac .A.
*Sneads-Candice L. T\us.
Chipola to host High School Baseball Showcase
MARIANNA-Chipola Col- while being evaluated by JUCO pants and bring their own bats
lege.Baseball will host its Fourth and Division Icoaches, as well as spikes. gloves, hats. protect i
annual High School Showcase, professional scouts." Johnson says cups etc.
Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Chipola he is expecting from 50 to 100 pro Registration deadline is Frida\
field. and cnllpe o. ilscilr~ n ioattendrl .rnt Pnrrti-innrantn m. nro
.The event is open' to all high
school juniors or seniors who are
current members of a arsit\ base-
Chipola head coach Jeff John-
son says, "This is a preit opportu-
nity for players to showcase their
skillsand,to gain atiqutal exposure
Check-in opens at 8 a.m. on
Sept. 17. The e\ ent ill continue
rain or shine with indoor facilities
available. Skillevaluation for run-
ning, hitting and fielding begins at
9 a.m. Skill evaluation for.pitch-
ing and catching begins at 12:30
,-'pn. layer& shouldweartbaseball
/-fl. fl. (r. f~t.-r~r. ,.r \1 .-
\ ide proof of insurance and sign a
'Aai\er of liability. Cost is $85.
Chipola College in located inI
Marianna. 70 miles x est of Tl-
lahassee and 30 minutes South of
Dothan, AL. For information, call
coach Johnson at 850-718-2237.
WHITE IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Matt White
of Marianna accepts the Chipola College's Career Employee
of the Year award from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.
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Hear Ray McCoy, Michael Wahlquist and Jay Taylor with
all the Liberty County High School game ,,-
action. The Liberty County Bulldogs vs.
Branford airs Saturday morning
immediately following the Swap Shop at '
10 a.m.(ET) on Y-1000 and K102.7(CT). '.", -'
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Liberty Senior Citizens Asso. announces September activities
from the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Association
The Liberty County Senior
Citizens Association announces
its activities for the month of
September. They are as follows:
'Monday, Sept. 5 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
(Bristol and Hosford) and Liber-
ty County Transit Services will
-Wednesday. Sept. 7 The
association \ ill have a represen-
tative from Stetson University
College of Law at the Bristol Se-
nior Center to speak about Home
Repair Fraud at 11 a.m.
The representative -v ill have
valuable information and tips
for everyone. As we all know,
there are numerous groups who
continue to target. our senior
population in order to fraud
them financiall. Call the transit
at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Friday. Sept. 2 to make arrange-
ments for your ride to the center.
All seniors who attend may have
lunch before returning home.
The Hosford Senior Center will
*Thursday, Sept. 8 All
aboard for Marianna Wal-Mart
shopping, lunch and a good time
\with friends. Call 643-2524 no
later than 3 p.m. Tuesday. Sept.
6 to reserve \our transit seat.
*Tuesday. Sept. 13 A Lib-
erty County Senior Citizens rep-
If you're looking for a copy of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
you shouldn't have to look too far!
" The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
is delivered everyWednesday
morning to newsracks
in Calhoun & Liberty counties
at these locations:
*The Southern Express in Blountstown
East & West and Altha
*Goco in Blountstown and Altha *J. C.'s in Altha
*Parramore's Restaurant *PitStop
*Ramsey Piggly Wiggly
*The Quick Pic Huddle House
*Connie's Kitchen *Clarksville General Store
*Chapman's Grocery in Carr *Smith's *Golden Drugs
-Shelton's Store *Scotts Ferry General Store
*Gas Mart *Big Bend Bait& Tackle
-*Southern Express in Altha and Blountstown
*The Southern Express in Bristol & Hosford
*Lake Mystic Supermarket
*Blackburn's Store in Hosford
*Tom Thompson's Store in Telogia
*Crow's Citgo Hwy. 20 East *Richters Store in Telogia
*Country Corner in Hosford *BP Station in Bristol
*T & P's Store in Telogia *Apalachee Restaurant
resentative will be at the Harrell
Memorial Library from 10 a.m.
to 12 noon to answer any ques-
tions you may have about ser-
vices provided bN Liberty Coun-
ty Senior Citizens and Liberty
*Thursday, Sept. 15 The
Piggly Wiggly in Blountstown is
cheerfully awaiting your arrival
to do your shopping. After you
are through shopping, everyone
\\ill enjo. lunch and socializing.
*Monday. Sept. 19 The
Liberty County Board of Direc-
tors \\ill meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
Allie Ferrel Roberts Center in
*Tuesday. Sept. 20 A North
Florida Legal Ser\ ice repre-
sentati\e \\ill be at the Libert\
County Senior Citizens Building
in Bristol at 1i a.m. to meet with
anyone \\ho has legal concerns
or questions. Call Jeannette at
643-5690 if you would like to:
schedule an appointment. Call.
643-2524 if you need transpor-
*Tuesday. Sept. 20 -The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Advisory Council will meet at
the Bristol Center at 1:30 p.m.-
*\Wednesday, Sept. 21 -Conme
\ ith us to the NMarn Brogan Mu-
seum of Arts and Science in Tal-
lahassee. The main attraction is
the King Tut Exhibit.
Admission price is $3.50 for.
seniors and $6 for anyone under
o) \e.irs oi tace. After the tour
ends about noon, the group %will
har e lunch before returning.
Call 643-2524 no later than 3
p.m. Friday. Sept. 16 to reserve
.our Transit transportation. Call
Jeannette at 643-5690 for infor-
mation about the day's acti\i-
*Thursda. Sept. 22 A rep-
resentative \\ill be at the Bristol
Center at 10:30 a.m. to discuss
the new Medicare Part D that
\\ill be providing prescription
medications beginning January
Medicare recipients \\ho do
not receive medications through
private insurance or military
benefits are stronglI urged to
come to this presentation. Im-
portant information will be pro-
vided. Lunch \t ill be served after
The Hosford Center will be
*Tuesday. Sept. 27 Ann
Nlero with Guardian Medical
Monitoring w ill be at the Bristol
Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. to
present information on electron-
ic equipment that can be used
to monitor safety and medical
needs. Lunch will be provided
after the presentation.
*Thursday. Sept. 29 A Lib-
erty Countx Senior Citizens rep-
resentative \will be at the Hos-
ford Senior Center from 10 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. to discuss ser-
vices provided through Liberty
Count\ Senior Citizen: and the
Liberty County Transit.
CHIPOLA:SHINES AT PBL NATIONALS-Chipola College
was well-represented at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National
Convention. Pictured from left, are: Justin Williams. Barbara
Wynn, Kathryn Roberts, advisor: Rebecca Gilmore Sapp,
Joshua Lawrence. Chris Shaw and Kaleb Mercer.
PHI BETA LAMBDA shines at Nationals
MARIANNA-Chipola College was well-represented at the Phi
Beta Lambda NationalConvention. Students \ ho placed first or sec-
ond in the state competition w\ ere in\ ited to nationals.
Chris Sha%\ placed first in the nation in Impromptu Speaking.
Joshua Lawrence placed 10th in the nation in C++ Programming.
Justin William competed in Network Concepts and Rebecca Gilm,
ore Sapp competed in Website Development. National winners will
be listed on a plaque in the Business and Technology building.
Barbara Wn nn served as Chipola's 2005-2006 FBLA-PBL. Kaleb
Merceris,;PBLDistrict.I..vice president. Kathryn Roberts',serves-as
faculty adviser to-the group.
.Page THE CALHOUN-LIBERiY JOURNAL AUGUST 31.,2005
New do's and don't for protecting the heart
from ARA -
Making the right decisions
about heart health is a complex
task made even harder by the
rapidly evolving advice, that
emerges from medical research.
To help consumers make the
hard decisions they face in try-
ing .to shield their hearts, the
independent, unbiased health
experts at Consumer Reports on
Health (CRHi have reviewed
the recent findings and medical
eviidence behind new recom-
For example, an advisors
panel recently recommended
that the government strengthen
its already aggressive choles-
terol guidelines, a move that
could put millions of Americans
Son cholesterol-lovwering medi-
Scation and cause those already
taking it to boost the dosage or
switch to stronger. potentially
riskier drugs. The new guide-
lines make lifestyle changes
more essential than ever. since
they can minimize the need for
high doses or possibly let peo-
ple avoid medication entirely.
Here are some highlights -- and
trusted advice -- from the Jul\
issue co\er report. "The New
Do's and Don'ts for Protecting
Do's and Don'ts for the New.,
for Lowering Cholesterol
Do consider CRP: Research
has strengthened the connec-
tion between heart disease and
C-reactive protein (CRP), a
marker of arterial inflammation.
CRH's medical consultants sa\
that knowing your CRP level
can help you make the decision
about how\ best to follow\ the
new. aggressive recommenda-
tions for lowering cholesterol
levels. Medical e\ idence show s
that an elevated CRP pushes
people into a higher-risk group
that justifies more aggressive
Most people \with moderate
or high coronary risk should
consider getting their CRP lev-
els tested. The CRP test requires
a small blood sample and costs
less than $50.
Do get the right cholesterol-
cutting drugs: Virtually all peo-
ple who need to get their LDL
("bad" cholesterol) down to the
lowest level \will need medica-
tion. Nlany others will too if
lifesrt) e steps don't suffice.
Don't let ads mislead you.
Conflicting drug-ad campaigns
can confuse consumers and
possibly produce inappropriate
r Do start w ith generic lo\as-
tatin in most cases. People who
require just a moderate LDL re-
duction (less than 40 percent)
should usually) start with lov-
astatin, xhich has the longest
safety record and lowest cost
($28 to $40 per month) of any
Do consider stronger medi-
cine if necessary. Individuals
who need larger LDL reduc-
tions (40 percent or morel or
have very high coronary risk
because of factors such as heart
disease or diabetes should gen-
erall; take the more power-
ful drug atorvastatin (Lipitors.
It costs $117 per :month, but it
has a longer safety record than
another station with comparable
efficacy plus a proven ability
to reduce both heart-attack risk
and total mortality.
Don't overlook the last
resorts. If moderate doses of
atorvastatin don't suffice. you
could either try the highest
dose or switch to combination
r Do watch h for adverse ef-
fects. That's especially impor-
tant if you're taking a station at a
high dose or together %with other
cholesterol-cutting drugs. Call.
\ our doctor immediately if \ our
muscles become achy. tender.
or \weak. because in rare cases
stations harm the muscles, re-
leasing a protein that can fatally;
damage the kidneys.
Do get.the right blood-pres-
sure medication: Recent studies
have caused some experts to
urge that treatment guidelines
be revised in favor of newer
drugs, but CRH's medical con-
sultants say that's premature.
Do start with a diuretic in
most cases. People with high
blood pressure should usually
start drug therapy with a diuret-
ic. such as hydrochlorothiazide.
Do add another drug if nec-
essary: If the diuretic doesn't
reduce blood pressure enough.
a second drug is needed: usually
a beta-blocker or ACE inhibi-
tor; although a calcium channel
blocker or other medication is
SDo diet and exercise: It's
more important than ever since
it can help people reach the new,
LDL levels with only moderate
drug doses.: Some disciplined
Liberty County EMS
Tre Liberty County Board o0 County
Commissioners is advertising for tne
position of Medical Director for Ihe EMS
Program. Tne criteria for Medical Director
is set up in Florida Administrative Code
64E-2004. Any interested persons who
qualifies under this rule may submit a bid
Ior a year of services to Liberty County
individuals with a high LDL
might get b) w ith non-drug steps
alone. Do work out regularly
and control your weight. Don't
overlook omega-3s: Those fatty
acids-supplied primarily by`
fatty fish--can reduce heart at-
tack risk. Do consider soy and
sterols. \ which can reduce LDL.
Do manage your emotions.
Maintaining good emotional
health-by treating depression.
curbing anger, relaxing, and
e\en just laughing-may be
nearly as important for prevent-
ing heart atack and stroke as
proper diet and exercise.
CRH provides a table to help
people find their LDL treatment
plan. based on risk factors from
high to low. and summarizes
our recommendations based on
a government advisory panel's
suggestions and growing medi-
Board or County Commissioners at PO.
Box 399, Bristol, FL, 32321. All applica-
tions may be picKed up and submitted to
Robert Hill, Clerk of Coun al the same
address. The monetary bid must be sub-
mitted in a sealed envelope and marked
Medical Director to the above address
prior to 4 p m. on Sept. 8, 2005. You
may contact Ben Guthrie at 643-5866 lor
more information or to get a copy of the
Florida Administrative Code governing
Medical Director for EMS.
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E OIBT UAR I E
CHIPLEY Roy Pippin, 75, passed away Aug.
28, 2005 at his home. He was a Baptist bN faith and
a lifelong resident of Washington Count). He retired
from the Florida forestry service with 38 years of
service and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Willie,
Alex, Fred, Tom and R.E. Pippin and five sisters, Vera,
Bertha, Gladys, Evie Dee and Viney.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Pippin of Chi-
pley; one son, Charles (Pipp) Pippin and his wife,
Hilda of Hosford; one daughter, Anita Ingersoll and
her husband, Bill of Panama City; three brothers
Cecil Ray Pippin of Port St. Joe, Johnny B. Pippin of
Chipley and Ross Pippin of Lynn Haven; three grand-
children; one great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren
and four step-great-granchildren.
Services \ ill be held Wednesday. Aug. 31, 2005 at
10a.m. ai Bro\\ n Funeral Home Chapel on Brickard
RD with Rev. Tim O%\en and Re\. Troy Lee Wals-
ingham officiating. Interment will follow in Piney
Brown Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of
ELEANOR M.P. REEVES
BRISTOL Eleanor M.P. Reeves, 73, passed
away Monday. Aug 29. 2005 in Tallahassee. She
was retired from Leon County Health Department.
She was born in Hillside, NJ, the daughter of Ho" ard
SJoseph and Marion Spences Kinney Perry and resided
in Florida for 45 years, of which the last 32 were in
She %\as preceded in death byher husband. Joseph
Reeves, her parents and a brother, Howard Perry.
Survivors include four daughters. Jo-Anne Stan-
dridge and her husband. Dale of Williston, Theresa
Kincaid and her husband. Hubert of Bristol. Deborah
Ree\es of Tallahassee and Eileen Sirois and her hus-
band, Leigh of Crawfordville; a son, David Reeves and
his wife, Wanda of MacClenny; two sisters, Mildred
Modzell of Nesconset, NY and Kathrine Klosowski
of Nahunta. GA: seven grandchildren. Kristopher.
Victoria and Ashley Reeves. Rock-. Daniel and
Courtney Kincaid of Jamie Sirois: a step-grandchild.
Brooke Standridge and two step-great-grandchildren.
Demitria Standridge and Delancy Thompson.
A private family service is planned.
Contributions can be made to the American Dia-
betes Association. 1101 N. Lake Destiny RD.. Suite
415. Maitland. FL. 32751.
Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the
THEOPHILUS "PHIL" PAUL
ALTHA Theophilus "Phil" Paul, 70, passed
away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 in Blountstown. He
was born in Hawks, MI and had lived in Calhoun
County since 1999. He was of the Catholic Faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Susan
Paul of Lahaina, Hawaii; two brothers, Author J.
Paul of Newland, NC and Conrad Paul of Laings-
burg, MI; a sister, Evelyn J. Paul of Redington
Shores; a very special friend, Gloria Robinson of
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the ar-
WINSTON LEE HILL
SUMATRA Winston Lee Hill, 71, passed
away Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 in Tallahassee after
an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident
of Sumatra, he ran Parrish Grocery in Sumatra for
many years and attended the SumatiaAssembly of
God Church. He was a retired Staff Sergeant, serv-
ing in the U.S. Army. He loved-the outdoors and
enjoyed spending time as a sportsman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Aileen
Hill; two brothers,-James and Ras Hill; a sister,
Evelyn Butler; and his parents, Willie and Rossie
Survivors include one stepson, Samuel Hussey
of Tallahassee: one brother. Billy Hill of Sumatra;
a niece, JoAnn Fant; and several other nieces and
Services were held Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005 from
the Sumatra Assembly of God Church. Interment
followed in the Sumatra CemneterN.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
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LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ANNUAL REPORT
Student Promotion and Retention
Students in grade K-8 must meet the promotion criteria outlined on the Liberty County Promotion
Criteria. For a copy of this document contact the school or the Director of Instructions office at 643-
2249, ext. 233.
Students in grades 9-12 must meet one of the following based on the graduation option selected to
be promoted to the next grade;
Option 1 (25 credits)
9th 7 credits to include English & math
10th 14 credits to include English & math
11th 20 credits to include English & math
12th 25 credits to include English & math
Option 2 & 3 (18 credits)
6 credits to include English & math
12 credits to include English & math
18 credits to include English & math
Level 1 &2.
Good Cause Promotion
The total number of third grade students promoted for good cause = 7
SMinor revisions to policies or procedures have been made, related to retention and promotion, for
the 2005-2006 school year., Please review the provision that are included in the materials that will
be sent home with'your child on the first day of school., If you have any questions, please contact
Sue Summers, Director of Instruction at 643-2249, ext. 233.
of our best
efforts to de-
P.O. Box 563,
All students must have the appropriate GPA and passing scores on FCAT to graduate with a stan-
dard diploma. For more details contact the school guidance counselor, www.FACTS.org or refer-
ence theLiberty County School Board Student Progression Plan.
Below.are the number and percentage of all student grades 3-10 the scored Level 1 or 2 on the
reading portion of the FCAT 2005.
. AUGUST3'1, 2005;THE CALHOUN-LIBERTYJOiURNAEI.IPage 23
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Liberty County School Board
is proposing changes to the following policy:
A public hearing on the policy will
be held on Sept. 13, 2005 at the
Liberty County Administrative Offices,
Hwy. 12 South, Bristol, FL, 32321
: at 7:30 p.m.
Copies of the policies are available
at the Superintendent's Office.
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There is no more delightful
decoration for a garden than na-
ture's own butterflies. On a warm
sunny day'these lofty insects pro-
vide color and motion to the land-
scape. Many gardeners specifi-
cally design flower beds to attract
and encourage butterflies. They
relish the idea of their plants being
total consumed by caterpillars, the
immature stage of butterflies-and
moths. Others are lucky enough to
have, caterpillars in their yard but
don't recognize them as ome of
our most beautiful butterflies.
One caterpillar that is very
active this time of year is the or-
angedog, the immature stage of
the giant swallowtail butterfly.
It primarily feeds on citrus. Or-
angedogs are mottled dark gra\ to
light brown, and are said to look
like "bird droppings." When ma-
ture, the caterpillar is about 1-1/2
inches long. If disturbed, two or-
ange, horn-like projections emerge
from the head, and it produces :a
lars in your yard
by Theresa Friday,
-Agent, Santa Rosa County
pungent lemony odor
mechanism against pr
The orangedog adi
tiful giant swallow;
and predominantly ve
color iith a double si
yellow\ spots across th
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harmful onl! to \er young trees;
older trees can easily withstand the
loss of a few leaves.
One caterpillar that is frightful
looking is the ,er) large hickory
hored de ii. This fierce-looking
caterpillar is the inunature stage of
the regal moth; Full-gro\wn cater-
pillars are dull green and can reach
lengths of four to thfe inches. Be-
hind the head are long. stout, or-
ange and black spines or horns."
The hickoi\ horned de\il cat-
erpillar has been reported on a
i i. ariet of host tree specie-.. They
A 'are common\ found on walnut'
and a variety of hjckories includ-
I,. ing pecan. In Florida. theN are fre-
"" quently found on sweetgum and
Sa defense e less frequently on persimmon and
ult. the beau- The adult sta.e of the lhckor\
ail, is large homed devil, the regal or royal
lvet black-in t alnut moth. is one of our larg-
eries oflarge est and most spectacular moths.
e \\ ings. Females can ha\e a six inch wing-
potentially span. It is an orange-red color with
:ello\\ spots and markings.
The hickorN horned dev\d is a
Solitary feeder that has never been
reported to be abundant enough to
:be considered a pest. Because they
are harmless to people, pesticides
are not appropriate.
The gulf fritillarn butterfly is
a common site in our area. As its
name implies, this beautiful but-
tertly haunts the Gulf of Mexico,
and may be seen flying far out over
the water. :The upperside of their
wings are bright orange w ith black
markings while the undersides of
RUS the wings have many large silver
The gulf fritillary caterpillar is
1-1/4 to 1-3/4 inches long at ma-
88 turity and has an orange bod\ \\ ith
several rows of black spines along
the entire length. This caterpillar
is often confused with the oleander
. caterpillar. The oleander caterpil-
lar is also a bright orange cater-
pillar but has tufts of long black
hairs whereas the gulf fritillary has
HO0 The gulf fritillary caterpillar is
passionate about the passion vine
(Passiflora), often called the may-
pop. It will often totally defoliate
888 an entire vine. But don't worry
IVE A LOT! the passion vine usually recovers.
So before you pull out the pes-
D PRIX ticides when you see a caterpillar
eating your plant, take the time
to identify it first. Many of these
plant munching caterpillars turn
88 into beautiful, valued butterflies.
-10 Tip of the Week: Several spe-
W cies of butterflies are attracted to
free-standing water.puddles. They
not only benefit from a drink but
.. also utilize salts and breakdown
AND aM products of decaying vegetation
Which is presenting most puddles.
To keep your puddles from be-,
*88 coming a source of .mosquitoes,
5.- bury a shallow potted plant saucer
ss! to its rim in an area receiving full
sun in the butterfly garden. Fill
the saucer with coarse pine bark
l or stones and fill to overflowing
with water. The butterflies are able
to drink from the cracks between
ORIDA the pine bark pieces' or the stones
om while the mosquito larvae have
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Question: Are iced coffee
drinks okay for someone trying
.to lose weight?
A: A plain iced coffee isn't a
problem, and an iced latte made
with skim milk, without flavor-
ings or whipped cream, can be
okay if you choose the small-
est size. A 12-ounce iced latte
or cappuccino usually contains
about 130 calories. If it's made
with two percent milk, it might
contain 150 or 160 calories.
But if you add flavored syrups,
whipped cream, or other ingre-
dients, the calorie content grows
sharply. Unfortunately, the names
given to beverage sizes may
keep us from realizing how large
a "large" really is. The biggest
size at most of today's popular
coffee bars is usually 24 ounces.
Sometimes, it is more. If adver-
tisements for iced coffee drinks
with assorted flavors tempt you
to order the largest size with
a flavored syrup and whipped
cream, your drink may have 600
to 700 calories. These calories
come from a lot of fat and almost
a half-cup of sugar. If you skip
the whipped cream, your drink
will still have about 450 calo-
ries. As you probably can guess,
these kinds of drinks are not
light snacks. Their calorie load
is equal to one or two portions
of dessert. To enjoy iced coffee
drinks without wreaking havoc
with your weight loss plan. order
the smallest nonfat versions, skip
the whipped cream and s) rups,
and slowly savor them. If you're
really thirsty, quench your thirst
with a cool glass of water first.
Then you'll be able to sip your
small coffee beverage slowly.
Question. Are 15 grams of
fat a day a reasonable total for a
person on a lowfat diet?
A: No. On a lowfat diet, peo-
ple usually get from, 15 to 30
percent of their overall calorie
intake from different kinds of
fat. Depending on your size, age,
activity level, and other personal
factors affecting 'your calorie
needs; you could eat from 27 to
90 granis of fat on a lowfat diet
according to these percentages.
If you ate only 15 grams of fat a
day, you may not develop a fat-
related deficiency this usually
occurs at lower intake levels,
depending on the source of fat
in your diet but this restricted
amount of fat is probably un-
healthfully lo\\. Some fat is nec-
essary in our diet because certain
vitamins and phytochemicals in
vegetables and fruits need fat
at the surne time to be absorbed
properly. Research also suggests
that people who are not overly
Iesi-%ti' e with fat and use mod-
est amounts of healthy fats like
olive and canola oils for cooking
and flavoring, often have more
nutritious dicti because they eat
more .egetefblik. People who
severely control fat also tend to
Question: Do vegetable pizzas
supply a serving of u egieabch.s ?
A: A serving of most commer-
a lot of vegetables. If you order
w ralk i I 7 A
a combination pizza with several
kinds of vegetables, the entire
pizza usually contains a cup or
so of vegetables altogether. If
you have a pizza delivered, or
take one home, it's easy to add
Dear Gadsden. Liberty & Calhoun
Two years ago I obtained my Florida
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shopping for a used car. The following three
things made car shopping a big headache
Haggling for the best Price
*Having to come UP with $2000 to $3000
for a down payment, taxes, title and taa
more vegetables to get a serving
(a half-cup) on one or two slices
of pizza. Simply microwave,
steam, or saut6 some vegetables
like mushrooms, bell peppers,
broccoli, or artichoke hearts.
Some commercial versions of
fresh, prewashed spinach can
be microwaved. Sprinkle any
of these with a dash of Parme-
san for extra flavor after you add
them to the pizza. A better option
*Paying someone a $5000 $6000 profit
on a $10.000 automobile.
Here's what we've done at Direct Automo-
*All vehicles are priced at the "Loan
Ualue". which is the price credit unions and
banks will loan you on this vehicle.
*We require NO DOWN PAYMENT on any
of our vehicles. We can even help with your
taxes and tae most of the time.
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is to make a pizza at home. Start
with a pre-made crust or dough -
whole-grain ones are best. Then
top it with lots of vegetables
to make a healthier, tastier and
more satisfying pizza.
The American Institute for Cancer Re-
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800-843-8114)9 a.m. to 5p.m. ETMonday-
Friday. This free service allows you to ask
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The best part is we have family on the lot,
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We appreciate your supporting us. Come
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need a down payment!
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; To place your ad, cal 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon
Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
Solid oak dining chairs, eight with
da k finish, captain's style, great for
dining, game table or office, $25
each. Call 643-7604 or 674-8505.
Rocker recliners, two medium,
brown fabric, like new, $200 each;
sleeper. sofa, brown multi-color
tweed fabric, excellent condition,
$200. Call 509-2567. 8-31,9-7
Verneer SC252 stump grinder,
commercial, has three sets of teeth.
Call 643-6589, serious inquiries
Ruby glass platter, oval, $25; large
pitcher, $20.Call 674-6142.
Caterpillar D7 bulldozer, older
model with cable controlled blade,
heavy duty rool rake, pony engine
replaced with 24V chipper starter.
Asking $1.750, it will run with a little
aqrk. Call 643-2626, leave mes-
Dish Network Echostar Satellite
receiver, model 7200, two remote
controls and a wireless keyboard
(for WEB TV or 3rd remote con-
trol) has the new card just call to
activate, $50. Call 643-2626 leave.
10 ft. satellite dish with actuator,
tree. Call 643-2626, leave mes-
Gas stove and water heater, $25
each. Call 379-8579. 8-31,9-7
Swimming pool slide, ladder
Sand poles included. $45. Call 643-,
Dishwasher, very good condi-
tion, has wheels so can be moved
around kitchen and has hook-up
to sink, also has 1" thick cutting
'board on top, asking $75. Call
643-5985:. : 8-31,9-7
Two large trash bags full of junior/
women's clothes, one is size snall
large and the other is large and
extra large. asking $15 a bag. Call
SSears Radialarm sawonthe stand,
S:$125 and Delta table router, $225;
both for $300. Call 674-1655.
Woods uprightfreezer, 19.6 cubic
feet, like new, still under warranty,
$250. Call 674-6076 (evenings) or
674-4160(days). 83 a, 9-7
GE washing machine for $100
and Kenmore dryer for $75. Call
Rainbow vacuum with rebuilt motor
and all attachments for $390. Call
. 762-8812. 6 31 9.
King bed for $90. Call 762-8812.
Winnie the Pooh toddler bed with
mattress, $50, price negotiable.Call
Brushguard and set of Nerfbars for
1996 S-10 Blazer, $400 for both. Call
674-1617:. 8-24, 8-31
Trucktires, four GoodyearWrangler
AP P225/75R16, lots of tread, 6
months old. Paid $350/plus, asking
_1A .*40*^?^ ^h^
Altman refrigerators, three to
choose from, $150 each. Call 762-
3342. 8-24, 8-31
Pressure washer, $25; tiller,
$25; large window A/C unit. $100:
35,000 -BTU gas furnace. $100:
clothes dryer, $50; large wall oven,
$100. Call 762-3342. : :A "
.300 Ruger Magnum M77, Nikon-.
Merkon scope, wood stalk, $450.
Call 237-2151. 8-24,8-31.
Spa/hot tub, Leisure Bay.brand,
almost brand new, green marble in
color, $1,500. Call 379-3277.
-Daybed, $30; quilt (unfinished).
$20; several boxes of teams for
making ornaments and.decora-
tions, $20; two beautiful Christmas
wreaths, $6 each.,Call 674-6142.
Bicycle built for two in very good
shape, lots of fun, $100. Call 762-
8570. 8-24, 8-31
Two Galaxy CB radios, 640 chan-
nels, one with metal whip antenna-
and. 200 amplifier and co-ax cable;
other is used for base unit, comes
with co-ax cable and tall antenna.
Asking $450 for both, includes
all accessories. Call 379-8788 or
Lincoln Arc welder, AC235, Amps
40-235, volts 230 plus extra 25 foot
leads with quick disconnect, $400.
Call 762-8975. 8-24, 8-31;
Cedar trees, cut and remove for
free. Call 762-8975. 8-24, 8-31
Antique buffet, $200. Call 566-
9922. 8-24, 8-31
Bowtech Tomcat, 28" draw, 50 to
70 quiver, 5 carbon arrows, ready
to shoot, $325. Call 379-3618.
S. 8-24, 8-31
Air mattress, sleeps two,$75. Call-
674-6142. -8-24, 8-31
X-Box games, including Ford Rac-
ing and Fighting Combat, from $5 to
$15. Call 762-4938. 8-24,8-31
Queen box spring and adjustable
frame, $50; metal bunk beds, $100.
Call 674-1049. -. 8 .
Wheelbarrow, like new, $25. Call
Swivel rocker, medium brown, in.
good shape, $35. Call 674-1049.
Books, all kinds, large print for all
prices. Call 674-1049. 8-24,8-31
Satellite systems, free. For more
information call 674-3704. 8-24,8-31
Toolbox, fits standard size pickup,
in great shape, $125. Call 643-.,
2455. 8-24, 8-31
Coffee table, wrought iron frame
and legs, table top is cream colored
marble perimeterwith inset bevelled
glass, photos available by email,
$80. Call 591-8697. ': 3,
1995 Chevy Blazer LS. white, four
door, V-6, automatic, good A/C
,and heater, cl.en. Need to see to
appreciate, price negotiable. Call:
67-5 0 ,, ;
2003 Mazda B-2300 pickup,
12,000 miles, still under warranty,
*asking $11,200 or best offer. Call
1995 Ford Explorer, all new tires,
excellent condition, $4,000 or best-
offer. Call 379-3078. 8-31, 9-7
2001 Pontiac Grand Am, four
door, black with tinted windows,
77;000 miles, great condition.
Asking $4,200 or best offer. Call
674-2644. 8-31, 9-7
2003 F-250 Crew cab, leather,
loaded. 4x4, brush guard, black in
color, tinted windows, 31,000 miles,
still under warranty. Asking $26,200.
Call 643-6589. 6 -.-
1981 Toyota Corolla, sun roof. 5
speed standard transmission, 1.8 L,,
220K miles. looks so-so, runs OK,
$137.99. does not include tax, title.
lag ordestination charges. Call 643-
2626. leave message. ..' .-
1995TransAm, V-8, 12,000 miles.
Asking $4.500. Call 237-2460.
Four tires, P225/75-R15. descent
tread, $50. Call 674-7138. A..
1957 Chevy, straight 6,3 speed on:
column, four doors, new tires and
wheels, good body, needs some
work. Asking $6,000 or make an of-
fer. Call 643-7131. -,.4 1
1994 Nissan Altima, runs good,
power windows, power locks, sun
roof, A/C, $2,500 or best offer. Call
674-18-44 after 4:30 p.m. ':
2004 Windstar, seven passenger.
five doors. 60,000 miles, dual air,,
power windows and locks, keyless
entry, CD player. $8,000 or best of-
fer. Call 674-9175. :- :,
1993 Lincoln Town Car, loaded,
.,new tires, keyless entry and cold
air, 198.000 miles, asking $3,200.
Call 674-1630. -.j :,i
1995Toyota Camry XLE. sun roof.
175,000 miles. Asking $3,500. Call
674-1630. A.IA :,
1996 Plymouth Breeze, four door,
AM/FM stereo, CD player, A/C,
power steering, power brakes, new
tires, good shape, $1,800. Call 674-
1617. .. -24, 8-31
1993 Geo Prizm, body in excellent
shape, needs new motor, $400. Call
674-4401. 8-24, 8-31
1995 Pontiac Sunfire.,fourcylinder,
5 speed, runs and drives good, good
gas mileage. Call 762-4946.
Two 1993 Altimas, one needs
transmission work, the other for
parts. Call 762-4946. 8-24, 831
1978 Ford van, new stereo, tires,
rebuilttransmission, no motoor gas
tank, body in excellent condition,
$700 or best offer. Call 762-8975.
1991 LincolnTown Car, white with
no dents or scratches, very well-
taken care of. Asking $1,000 or best
:offer. Call 379-3229. 8-24,-8-31
2001 Ford Lariat SuperCrew, 4x4,
V8 with 5.4, 57,000 miles, excellent
shape, take over payments or pay-
off; Call 379-8109. 8-24,8-31
1996 Grand Am, red with spoiler,
and steering, $3,900. Call 674-4223
after 5 p.m. 8-24,.8-31
1990 Lincoln Town Car, runs and
looks good, $1,200 firm. Call 674-
2004 Trailblazer. 32,000 miles,
silver, great condition, loaded,
leather seats, CD player, tinted
windows,asking $21,500. Call 643-
4594 after 5:30 p.m. a- ,:
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer.
4x4, don't miss out on this loaded
beauty, priced to sell fast! In very
good condition inside and out, paint
is glossy, nice leather interior, tires
are close to new, no leaks, no me-
chanical problems, green with gold
detail, leather, power everything,
healed seats, dual airbags, CD,
steering wheel radio control, V8,
tow package, fog lamps, roof rack,
keyless entry, cruise, will include
non-factory 2 monitor DVD system.
$13.450. Call 591-8697. c i;,.
2001 Ford F150 Lariat Crew
Cab, 4x4, 75,000 miles; excellent
condition, NADA $20,200, ask-
ing $18,300. Call Roger at 379-
8459(home) or 566-0712(cell),.
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Concrete wort landscape
pressure cleaning. i
renovations scamrrill; s;
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Wood & Vinyl Siding
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Mobile home lots
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to buy Real
10 to 1,000
Queen mattress set, double
pillow top. New in plastic with
warranty. $150. 850-425-8374
6 Pc. full/queen bedroom
set. New in boxes, sacrifice
CHERRY SLEIGH BED-
$250. Brand new, solid wood.
New leather sofa and
loveseat. $750, can deliver.
NEW BEDROOM SET:
Beautiful cherry Louis Philippe
8-piece wood King sleigh
bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
nightstands. Sug. List, $4600,
sell $1650. 850-545-7112
NEW Brand Name King
Mattress Set, $250, in factory
plastic, warranty. 850-425-
NEW QUEEN mattress and
base. Never .used, in
unopened plastic. Must sell,
FORMAL DINING ROOM -
Brand new cherry table with 6
chairs and :ighted china
cabinet. $3K retail, sell for
MATTRESS SET New full
set with factory warranty, $99,
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Additional runs of the same ad (more than 2 weeks) are $2 per -
week and must be paid in advance. We do not bill for classified. ,
mf-~~ ~ ~~~~~ w y ^-Bt^i^ _ii
2002 Yamaha TTR125, low hours,
runs like new. Asking $1,200. Call
Honda dirt bike, 230 hp Honda,
brand new, red in color, $4,100. Call
379-3277 or 510-8017. 8-24, 8-31
17 1/2 ft. Bonita tri-hull with 115
Mercury motor, both are early 1980s
models, good top, seats, trim,tilt and
trailer. This boat will run with very
little work, $975. Call 643-2626,
leave message. 8-31,9-7
1992 T Craft, 115 Suzuki, $5,000 or
best offer. Call 237-2460. 8-31, 9-7
First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held Sept.
3 at 7 p.m. Trading Post will-
be open 9 a.m. every Saturday.
Free setup for yardsale every
Public is invited.
Col. James W. Copeland
S18098 NIV County Rd. 12
14 ft. aluminum Jon boat, 9 hp
Evinrude motor, swivel seats, carpet
and trailer, $800 or best offer. Call
674-8479, leave message.
19 ft. Monark 40 hp Mercury mo-
tor, 1996 model, in great condition,
$5,800. Call 643-5877 or 694-
Bass boat with 85 Johnson motor
and trailer. Call 674-1230. 8-31,9-7
15 ft. Bracewell aluminum boat,
65, hp Suzuki motor with trolling
motor, stick steering, stereo, 24"
sides with wide bottom, $4,500.
Call 510-8017. 8-24, 8-31
1989 Proline, 21 ft., cuddy cabin,
walk about, 200 hp Johnson,
tandem axel, galvanized trailer, in
real good condition, $5,500 only
serious inquiries. Call 899-0269 or
674-7138 and leave a message.
six, good condition, new A/A
refrigerator, all new tires.
$3,500. Call 379-3078.
Slide-on camper, fits 8 ft b
pickup, $700. Call 379-3071
1984 Winnebago, 32,000
excellent condition, $10,00
762-3723, leave message.
"i l- Special of the Week
... Blountstown Very nice 1/2
D"ANNi. acre lot. Located in a great,
J-_ ;:i-& neighborhood, near hospital, \ .
. ...t'i:-- ...-- schools, and grocery. Lot is -
Call me to list cleared with some nice trees,
your property. ready to build your dream
We have buyers! home! $18,500. Realtor Associate
DAYS: 674-5478 EVENINGS: 674-8505 CELL: 643-7604
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2000 Sunnybrook fifthwh
ft., bedroom, dining room
room slideout. Call 643-29T
Tobiano paint mare, nine years old;
donkey, 44 inches tall, 4 years old.
Call 643-5710. 8-31,9-7
Chihuahuas, fourfemales and one
male, smalltype, ready to go, $175
each. Call 643-1964 or 674-3011.
Kittens, red,- yellow, black and
white, litter box trained, cute,
smart, and free to a good home.
Call643-2391, leave message if no
Geese, white, about 3 or 4 months
old, $20 each or $50 for all 3. Call
643-2626, leave message.
1/2 Arabianand 1/2 Quarter Horse
stud, 18 months old, halter broke,
sweet disposition, people horse,
asking $400. Call 447-0507.
Finches, $5 each, 7 birds and large
cage, $35. Call 762-9305.
7 Pure bred Cocker Spaniel, six
months old, housebroken, buff and
s white, comes with crate, $200. Call
ill 674-837 .8. 8-31,9-7
Jersey milk cowfor$800 or best of-
fer. Call 482-6127. 8-24; 8-31
White English bulldog puppy,
female, $50. Call 762-3723, leave
message. 8-24, 8-31
Miniature schnauzer puppies,
CKC registered, males only, $200
each. Call 762-8570. 8-24,8-31
Lab mix puppy, black and white',
male, approximately 5 months old.
Call 762-8975. 8-24,8-31
Jack donkey, approximately four
years old, very gentle and two nanny
goats, $200 for all. Call 674-4317.
Four kittens free to a loving home.
Call 674-8010. 8-24, 8-31
Pit puppies, two black males and
one chocolate female, born on July
3, $100 each. Call 643-4330.
Bulldog puppies free to a good
home. Call 643-5644. 8-24, 8-31
Limousinebull, four years old or
offspring. Call 674-4301. 8-24,8-31
Wanted: Share a ride from 8 a.m.
to 4:30-5 p.m.to Tallahassee South-
wood area. Anyone interested,
please call Terri at 379-3095, leave
message if no.answer. 8-31,9-7
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for -emoval.
Call 762-8459. 7-6 T.9-7
Lost: 12-week-old red nose pit bull
puppy, answers to "Rebound", lost
in the vicinity of. Hoe Cake Rd. in
Bristdl Aug. 22. Call 643-364'0: '
Lost dogs: one white English
bulldog with a brown spot above
the tail and on ears, answers to
Dottie, other two are miniature blue
healers, they answer to Pudgier
and Dixie. We would like to have
them back. Please call 643-5773 if
you have seen them or know what
happen to them. 8-31, 9-7
Lost: blind Choa, lost between
Lake Mystic and Clarksville General
Store, could possibly be hurt. If
seen or have please call Nicole at
643-5688. s-31, 9-7
1996 Skyline modular home
with 1,843 sq. ft., beautiful, three
bedroom, two bath split plan, huge
island kitchen with tons of cabinets.
Bright and open floor plan with
large stone fireplace. Beautifully
decorated with upgraded trim, brand
new A/C, has large covered front
porchand open back deck. Must be
moved, asking pay off of $60,000.
Call 379-8516 or 545-6120..
8-31 T. 9-14-
3 acres of land in NW Calhoun Co.,
$30,000. Call 762-4528. 8-31, 9-7
1994 doublewide mobile home,
1,800 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, large living
room with fireplace and sliding glass
door leading out to the back porch,
master bedroom has huge walk-in
closet, garden tub in master bath
with shower, all closets and pantry
have closet maid organizers, two
porches, all appliances including
washer and dryer. Moving, must
sell. Has been taken care of, in
good shape, asking $31,500 and
seller will pay for moving locally.
Call 674-2985 after 5 p.m.
Beautifully remodeled 1,800 sq.
ft., 3BR/1 1/2BA, study, dining room,
large den, double lot, 24x30 garage
in Blountstown. Asking $154,900.
Call 762-9719. 8-24, 8-31
Two acres with older 2BR/1BA
singlewide, well and septic tank
about 1 1/2 old on paved road be-
tween Blountstown andAltha. Land
is cleared and can be used as rental
or two building lots, $32,000. Call
674-9175. 8-24, 8-31
1995 doublewide mobile home,
3BR/2BA, very, nice, new car-
pet, oh lola Street on two lots in
Blountstown, $53,000 willing to
negotiate Call 674-4404. 8-3T.8-31
Yard sale, Friday, Sept. 2 and Sat-
urday, Sept. 3from7 a.m. until noon
located at 23466 Blackbottom Rd.
inAltha. Lots of clothes for men and
women, jewelry, whatnots. Phone
Moving sale, Saturday, Sept. 3
from 8 a.m:;.to 4 p.m. .located at
20936 NE Cedar St. (Pine Island)
in Blountstown. Bookshelves,
computerdesk, furniture, whatnots,
:household items, plants, too many
to list. Rain or shine. Phone 674-
Pagi 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 31 2005
The truth about VA Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service
from the Hometown News Service of
the Department of Veterans Affairs
WASHINGTON -.Don't let
the name fool you. VA's Pros-
thetic and Sensory Aids Service
does more than dole out artificial
limbs and hearing aids. In fact,
the service provides all sorts of
medical equipment -- from sim-
ple $2 foam shoe inserts to hi-
tech $30,000 iBOT wheelchairs
-- to allow veterans with service-
connected disabilities to live in-
dependent, fulfilling lives.
"People don't really under-
stand what we do because there
is no equivalent in any other
health care system," said Freder-
ick Downs Jr., who has led the
service since 1980. "We are the
VA's pharmacy for durable med-
ical goods and equipment.'
A quick look at the numbers
confirms the truth about VA's
Prosthetic and Sensory Aids
Service -- artificial limbs and
sensory aids are a small piece of
Last year, the service saw
nearly 1.4 million veterans and
supplied $812 million in medi-
cal appliances. Of those patients,
only about 26;000 needed new.
artificial limbs or adjustments to,
old ones, at a cost of just under
$66 million. Another 631,000
veterans sought' -eyeglasses,
hearing and other neuro-sensory
aids, to the tune of about $52
. Maybe it's time to change
the name to something more re-
flective of the-service's Scope.
'Sure, we thought about it over.
the years," admitted Downs. But
what do you call a service that
prove ides crutches, braces, eye-
glasses, hearing aids, artificial
limbs, oxygen bottles, wheel-
chairs, hospital beds, pacemak-
ers, stents, dental implants,
money for clothes, automobile
modifications, home adaptations
In- the end, they decided not
to change the name because the
medical equipment they provide
technically is considered pros-
thetics, explained Downs, who
defined the term as "anything
inorganic used to replace or sup-
port a bodily function or activ-
TROUBLED TIMES LEAD
TO SWEEPING REFORM,
SVA's overall prosthetic op-
eration was chaotic during the
1960s and 1970s. One of the
key problems was lack of orga--
nization. There was no national
oversight. Funding and adminis-
tration were decentralized to in-
dividual medical facilities.As the
service's director, Downs said he
:struggled to "bring a sense of or-
der to the program." The way he
saw it, a veteran should get the
same amputee care whether they
visited a VA facility in New York
Pressure from Congress led
,to sweeping changes during the
1990s. The ser ice. which, had,
been in existence since 1948 and
aligned as a separate VA service
-otned rm ae 251
Four-family yard sale, Saturday,
Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon located
1 mile east of Bristol on Hwy. 20.
Electric stove, small appliances.,
beds, furniture, home decorating ac-.
cessores, women's clothing sizes
4 to 7, men's size 36 and large.
Phone 566-9922.. 8-31
Yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 3 begin-
ning at 7:30 a.m. located 1 mile west
20. Household items, pictures, cas-'
sette tapes, prom dresses, bride's
maid dresses, little girls clothes size
2T, ladies clothes, toys and more at
bargain prices. Iri case bf rain, the
yard sale will be held the following
Saturday, Sept. 10. Phone 379-
Yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 3, lo-
cated at 20595 NW HentzAve. in
Blountstown. Ladies dresses size
10-16, mens shoes, purses, jewelry,
food processor, some baby items,
clothes and toys and much more.
Phone 674-9867. 8-31
Garage sale, Saturday, Sept. from
8:30 a.m. to noon, located at 10976
Brinkley Rd. in Bristol. Women's
and men's clothing, curtainschairs,
couches, recliner, tables, TV cabi-
nets, lamps, lots of miscellaneous
items. Please, no early birds. Phone
Large yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 3
beginning at 7a.m., located 8 miles
north of Blountstown on Hwy. 71;
antiques and collectables, clothing,
small appliances, tools, Buffalo
Forge drill press, electric motors and
'umcb mqre.PQrie.262.-3349. Ai
Yard sale/moving sale, Saturday,
Sept. 3 beginning at 8a.m., located
at. 15662 NE Sanders St. off of
Chester St. in Hosford. Ladies and
toddlers clothing, shoes of all sizes,
girl clothes size 12 and up, lots
of toys and miscellaneous items.
Phone 379-8873 or 447-1421.
line since 1977, was finally able
to standardize procedures as part
of a comprehensive improve-
It was good news to John R.
Milani, who started his-career
in 1975 at the VA Prosthetics
Center in New York City, then a
renowned artificial limb testing
and development site. "We've'
seen a lot of changes over the
years, not just in the VA but in
the field in general," said Mi-
lani, who now oversees VA's
national orthotic and prosthetic
The department has 63 labs
.staffed by 182 employees called
prosthetists. and orthotists.
They're responsible for fabricat-
ing, fitting and repairing artificial
limbs and braces, or ordering
them from commercial vendors.
According to. Milani, they
have access to the latest tech-
nologies and can provide any
device deemed.necessary by an
examining physician. Last year,
for example, they provided 176
veterans with the latest comput-
erized C-Leg, n which the service
purchased through national con-
tracts for the modest average
.price of $36,000 each.
Over the last few years, the
labs have made a concerted ef-
fort to get certification from one
of the two accrediting organiza--
tions, the American Board for
Certification in Orthotics and
Prosthetics, and the Board for
In 2003, only five of the labs
were accredited. Today, 34 have
earned that distinction. Simi-
larly, in 2003, there were 70
board-certified prothetists and
orthotists. Today there are 97.
"Certification brings a certain
prestige to our labs." said Mila-
ni. "It demonstrates that we have
the professional capabilities to
meet veterans' needs." It also
helps to attract recent graduates, their needs. Then they fabricate
who want to learn from the best: a socket, order the various com-
in the field. ponents, put it together in their
Several of the labs that earned .: workshop, and fit it to the veter-
accreditation went on to seek
certification for prosthetic resi-
dency programs. So far, five labs
-- located at VA medical centers
in Seattle, Long Beach, Houston,
Oklahoma City and North Little
Rock -- have earned residency
accreditation. Milani said they
represent the department's "first
national prosthetic residency
He is hoping students who
complete a VA residency will
want to stick around, just as he
did back in the 1970s. "Once
[the residents] see our facilities
and .the training opportunities
we offer, they're going to want
to start their careers with us,"
A LIFETIME COMMITMENT
In the past, the majority of VA
prosthetic patients lost limbs in
combat. But this appears to be.
changing. National trends show
today's typical patient is a mid-
dle-aged male who suffered an
amputation due to vascular dis-
Someone like Dave Lemak,
who served with the Marines
in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.
Lemak was diagnosed with dia-
betes in 2001 and lost his right
leg below the knee in February-
2004. He received an artificial
limb from the prosthetic lab at
the Michael E. DeBakey VA
Medical Center in Houston a
few weeks later. "Those people
are saints," said Lemak:. "They
took good care of me."
Richard H. Nelson, a certi-
fied orthotist,, oversees the lab
in Houston. His lab sees about
100 new patients like Lemak
each year. First they e\ aluate the
veteran's lifestyle and medical
condition to determine which
type of prosthetic limb \w ill meet
Yard sale, Friday, Sept.2 -and \
Saturday, Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 i
p.m. located at Hwy. 71 N, 5 miles
from Blountstown;f items include JOU N
computer printer, vacuum, water
filters, microwave and much more.
Phone 674-8227. 8-31
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a.m.; miscellaneous items for every-
one. Phone 643-5486 8-31
Yard Sale, Friday, Sept. 2 and
Saturday, Sept. 3. half way between .
Blountslown and Altha on Melinda Name
Lane on Hwy. 71 north; cancel if rain.
Phone 674-1230. 8-31
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an's residual limb.
Fitting the prosthesis can
be the toughest part,. accord-
ing to Mark Benveniste,. a cer-
tified prosthetist who works in
Nelson's lab. "The number one
concern is getting a comfortable
socket fitting," he said. "Without
the right fit, nothing else mat-
In addition to building and
fitting a limb, prosthetists serve
on amputee clinic teams made
up of therapists, doctors and
sometimes representatives from
commercial vendors. They meet
with veterans weekly to make
sure their artificial limbs are
functioning properly and meet-
ing their needs.
Watching his patients take
their first steps is one of the re-
wards of working for VA, ac-
cording to Benveniste. And he's
happy to see veterans like Lemak
when they return for follow-up
services. "'Eern one should have
someone like Mark," said Le-
mak. "He's always encouraging
me and he's always available.
He really takes an interest in you
and that's what's so great about
Providing individual care is;
just another perk of the job for
Benveniste. "My patients are
generally.pretty pleased because
I'm able to give them the best
care possible, and that includes
giving my time and attention.
They deserve no less," he said.
Downs, the service chief,
agrees. "We have a lifetime
commitment to these veterans,"
he said. "We're going to help
them regain their mobility and
independence. help them regain
their dignity as a human being.
That's why we're here and that's
why our ivork is so important."
AUGUST 31,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27
Shelton Trucking Service, Inc.
in Altha is looking for a person to fill opening in
the Clerical Department. Applicant must have
strong communication skills and ability
to handle large amounts of paperwork.
Basic computer skills helpful.
Interested persons may pick up an application
at our Hwy. 73 office or mail resume to
"PO. Box 68, Altha, FL, 32421.
Applicants must be available for interview following
completion of application or resume. Applications/
resume may also be faxed to 850-762-3538.
Applicants must pass physical and drug test.
Shelton Trucking is an equal opportunity employer.
Benefits include insurance and 401K Retirement plan.
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL
is seeking a part-time
Minister of Youth and Children.
This is a position of ministry responsible in leading
the spiritual growth of youth and children,
-within our church and'community.
The position offers the following benefits:
*Weekly Salary *Social Security match
*Ministry related mileage reimbursement
Please send your resume to:
First Baptist Church of Bristol
RO. Box.416, Bristol, FL, 32321
Deadline is Sept. 15, 2005
Individual will be responsible for the general management
of a Department of Juvenile Justice grant funded program
under the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.
The Program Director will provide general oversight of staff,
programming, financial management and reporting for the
Bachelor's Degree Preferred
In lieu of Bachelor's'Degree must have 5 years experience
working with at-risk youth.
High School Diploma Required
Individual must be well organized, detail oriented, able to
work well with the public and children with a professional
Computer Experience required.
EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON BACKGROUND
SCREENING APPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JU-
Position is Part-Time: 20 hours per week
Applications may be obtained from the Juvenile Justice
Council Office located on the 2nd floor of the Liberty County
Courthouse. For more information call 643-1211.
Closing Date is Sept. 2, 2005
Sponsored by the
Department of Juvenile Justice/OJJDP .'
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The following positions are avail-
Marianna Florida able: Supervisor/Food Service,
Delivery Driver, Bookkeeper,
Distribution Center Dairy Worker, Crew Mem-
ber/Fast Food, Dredge Op-
erator, Nursery Worker, Janito-
Full and Part Time rial, Truck Driver/Heavy, Food
Openings Available Worker. EEO
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
If you are looking for a great place to work with great
pay, great benefits, a great working environment, and WANTED:
a flexible schedule Family Dollar is the place for you! F r
No experience necessary! IVia ons
Must be at least 18 years of age. M asons
Please apply in person at: a must.
Family Dollar Distribution Center C ll Matt
3949 Family Dollar Parkway
Marianna, FL 32448 at 643-9115.. 17T .8
Family Dollar is an Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer. Family Dollar Electricians/
maintains a drug freeworkplace. Apprentices
House wiring experience,
'driver's license required.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT -Call (850) 562-1817
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is currently accepting applications for the following position
POSITION: Vocational Instructor III-F/C
POSITION NUMBER: #70024585 DRIVE ER
POSITION LOCATED AT: Jackson Correctional CDL-A required
Institution. Malone, FL Dedicated Lane
SALARY: $1,000.77 $1,603.26 biweekly 3 immediate openings
Area of instruction is plumbing. Prefer applicants with experi-
ence in the installation and repair of plumbing. This is not a
classroom setting. Requires working with inmate labor. This
is a Career Service position with full state benefits. -Average
Applicants.must possess at least a high school diploma or -NEW tractor
GED and have at least three years work experience in the Flatbed experience
trade field applying for. required,
Sunday calls welcome
You may apply on the Internet over our Web, site, 1-877-428-5627
If you have any questions, please call toll free at 1-877-
Qualified applicants should submit a State of Florida em-
ployment application with above position number no later Heavy Equipment
than 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Convergys, Operators
Attn.: People First, Staffing Administration, P.O. Box 44058, and Laborers.
Jacksonville, FL 32231. Must have a valid
Florida driver's license.
The Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you
require an accommodation to participate in the applica- Apply at: C. W.Roberts
tion/selection process, please contact the hiring authority or Contracting, Inc.
personnel office in advance. Certain veterans and spouses 22574 NW SR 20,
of veterans receive preference in employrment'by the state, Hosford, FL, 32334
as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes and are en- phone 850-379-8116
couraged to apply.
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