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Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
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I ea kledonS..20.. W me'sCubpat.. 3 ibrt on

The Calhoun-Liberty


After receiving request from Liberty County Commission

Investigation to examine

Health Dept. issue that

led to firing of physician

Getting ready

for Christmas!
Andrew Finch, six, of Blountstown whispers a holiday
wish to Santa during Saturday's Playland at Christmas
on the Square in Bristol. Mom says Andrew loves
anything that has to .do with the cartoon character

A snowman and a few of his friends wave and smile as they
ride a float through Bristol Saturday night.


T- .*. a 1 .e iw i'o A g .parade S)lrIrday after decking
out 8 fwUr--ah 'eW WIth FAil and ponl.ettias. Lots more
parade pottSv iiwaW TE:l( A EUBANKS PHOTO

by Teresa Eubanks Journal Editor
The state attorney's office is investigating the
Liberm County Health Department following the
recent firing of the count 's only physician, Dr.
Mari Thomas.
After board members began receiving calls
about the abrupt dismissal, the Liberty County-
Commission addressed the matter at Thursday's
regular meeting but didn't get many answers.
Board chairman John T. Sanders told fellow
commissioners he had spoken earlier that week
with Dr. Thomas. She alleged that there were
"possible illegal activities going on in the health
department" but remained vague about the situa--
tion, he said.
Sanders then called Health Department Direc-
tor David Odum to ask about the firing. "He was
even more %ague than Dr. Thomas and wouldn't
tell me anything about what's going on other than
Dr. Thomas had been terminated," Sanders told
the board.
Sanders said he was alarmed since no one would
give a reason for the doctor's sudden dismissal and
announced at last week's meeting, "It's my opinion
we need someone to come over and find out what's
going on. It's my understanding this has to do with
prescription drugs and if there is something going
on and someone tries to cover that up, I think we
need to go higher," he said.
Julie Meadows, chief legal counsel for the
Florida Dept. of Health, told commissioners they
were getting vague answers because the health
department was conducting its own internal inves-
tigation "and other issues are going on as well."
She said, It is not an attempt in any way to cover
up. We're just trying to act in the best interest of

Dear Santa. cell phone L tt

4bwheeler and more t o ab a a
fun in schOl for hrist- ,
mas. ('rn pretty sure
every kid would like PAGES 9, 18 & 22

ithe world who does not
more fu in school).I /Dear Santa,
deserve thesethings e.
because I've made I have been superior
all A's on my report all year so grab a chair
card. I like celebrat- and park it. This is what
ng Jesus, birthday I want: an XBox. The
most about Christ- reason I want it is one it
is good forme and two,
Amrelle McGlockton I am like the onlyguy in
the world who does not
have one already.So
please, Santa, send me

the department."
"I would liked to have had the opportunity to
find out what was going on, but I didn't," Sanders
said. "All I want is to know the truth and so far
we haven't seen it."
Meadows told the board that one person had
been placed on administrative leave so the matter
could be investigated. "The person was brought
back and it was the intention of the department to
\xork this out with both employees," but they were
unable to do so, she said.
She said Dr. Thomas was fired because "Patient
care was being impacted and an administrative
decision had to be made by Mr. Odum."
Commissioner Albert Butcher responded, "I
don't think it's fair to terminate one and keep
the other if both were involved This needs to be
The board voted to request the state attorney's
office investigate the matter, which reportedly
involves another health department employee
who was put on paid administrative leave and
then returned to work after the doctor was fired.
Commissioners also agreed to ask the state health
department to reinstate Dr. Thomas.
Meadows told the board that health department
physicians' contracts can be terminated at will
and Odum made an appropriate decision. "To
our knowledge there is no criminal activity going
on. This was strictly an administrative decision,"
she stated.
Sanders then asked her, "Ha\e )ou seen the
prescriptions that were written?"
"I can't get into those specific aspects of the
case," Meadows responded.
See HEALTH DEPT. continued on page 2

Dear Santa,
I hope for three
things for Christmas
and here's what /
want.- A fuffly bed
and a 360 XBox and
moon shoes. I wanted
for along time to get
these presents. I've
been good and I have
made A/B honor roll
Sincerely your friend
Blake Powell

S Elfi -aPt ISo *.'Ig Ou C. winer..14 biuaies.. 2

Neil Shuler


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F Altha parade ....... 25 1


Black bear struck, killed by

truck near Bristol City Limits

A large black bear was
killed last week when
it ran into the path of
a truck traveling west
on State Road 20,
just outside the Bristol
City Limits. According
to Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper Jason
King, Les Conyers
was.heading toward
Bristol when he saw a
big, black blur and felt
something collide with
the right front of his
2005 full-size pickup
last Wednesday. A *
moment later, he saw | i
the animal's muzzle
and realized it was i
a bear. The impact i
knocked the bear into a
hedge in the front yard
of Frog Parker's home,
just off State Road
20 near Joe Chason
Circle. A biologist
with the Florida
Wildlife Conservation
Commission estimated
the bear's size at
between 340 and 380 Ibs., King
said. The trooper added that
had Conyers been traveling
in a lighter truck or a car, it's
likely he would have been
injured. Conyers was wearing
his seat belt and the truck's

"That's what I'm talking
about," Sanders said. "We can't
get an answer on anything."
"Ifa matter is being investigat-
ed by the Department of Health,
itcan't be discussed until there's
been an official finding of prob-

air bags deployed when he
hit the bear as he came off
the north shoulder of road.
The Dec. 7 accident occurred
sometime between 6:45 p.m.
and 7 p.m. It was dark and
there was a light rain falling,

King said. Conyers' truck had
to be towed from the scene.
Conyers is shown above with
-the bear and Lt. Henry Hamlin
of the Liberty County Sheriff's

1 and told an investigation was
going to start. The next day, a
letter was mailed to me saying I
was fired."
The doctor, who has worked
at the health department for the

lem cause," Meadows replied, fired if there was no evidence of
"But at the cost of somebody's any criminal activity.
job?" Butcher asked. Odum responded that "both
DIRECTOR'S- sides have representation in the
STATEMENT matter" and he could not com-
David Odum, who oversees the ment further.
Calhoun-Liberty County Health Commissioner L.B. Arnold
Department, told the board that then asked, "What are we doing
in his job, "I sometimes find my- for a doctor right now?"
self in the position of not being Odum said Dr. Carol Sutton
able to follow my heart. I have had taken on an OPS position and
to follow that law. That's what I "will be working with us during
have done." the transition."
He then read a prepared state- DR. THOMAS TALKS
ment: Dr. Thomas told The Journal
"Dr. Thomas was dismissed she said she was alerted that an
from her employment with employee was using her Drug
Calhoun-Liberty Health Depart- Enforcement Agency license
ment effective the close of busi- to prescribe narcotics. "I saw
ness on Monday, Dec. 5, 2005. something that was wrong, with
She was properly noticed of her patient safety implications," she
dismissal. Her dismissal is based said. She acknowledged that the
on employment issues. There is employee was authorized to issue
an investigation with potential prescriptions for Legend drugs
for litigation. There's been no but not Schedule or Controlled
evidence- of criminality and our Substances.
strong commitment to providing "I tried to correct it and I
quality public health services to wasn't supported," she said about
Liberty and Calhoun counties speaking with the employee as
continue." well as Odum. "I made a little
After Odum concluded his bigger fuss about it and became
remarks, Commissioner Butcher more and more unpopular. I was
quickly asked\ h~iy the docuorwas.. puton admimstrativw leanv DDec.
,- -: ,- ? ,

past two-and-a-halt years, said "
didn't invite this. I'm somebody
who did my job."
She has hired an attorney and
says she is fighting toget her job

Dec. 4: Timothy Champion, VOCC., i.
Dec. 5: Preston Chad Eason, grand theft auto.
Dec. 6: Raymond Cook, holding for Hillsborough: Mark
Powell, holding for Hillsborough.
Dec. 7: Andrew MacKendrick, possession of drug
paraphernalia; Ray Wolkfork, holding for Gulf Cl; Jessie
Manning, VOP; Mike Lucas, VOP (state); James Bran-
ning, battery.
Dec. 8: Jason Tucker, FTA (six times); Arnold Jay Pitts,
VOP (state); Charles Coxwell, VOP (state).
Dec. 9: Ellis Morrow, VOP; Crystal Abernathey, FTA,
issue worthless checks; Dennis Pittman, VOP (state);
Timothy Hagood, holding for St. Lucie Co. Sheriff's Of-
fice; Jason Getz, battery; Otis Pennywell Jr., driving while
license suspended or revoked, resisting without violence,
VOP (state).
Dec. 10: Anthony Hoover, taking deer at night with
gun and light, taking deer in source out of season; Allen
O'Bryan, discharging firearm on paved right-a-way, taking
deer at night with gun and light, taking deer out of season;
Anthony Scott Burgess, driving while license suspended
or revoked, felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, pos-
session 4, 20 grams of cannabis; Paul Barragon, no valid
driver's license; Mark McGill, DUI refusal.
Dec. 12: Tamayocalvo Nene, no valid driver'slicense.
Dec. 5: James Champion, VOP; Randy Kent, VOP
Dec. 6: Michael Lynn Pitts, serving 45 days; Roger
Vinson, holding for Bay County; Robert Donar, VOP, pos-
session of cocaine. I
Dec. 7: Antwan Deshun Miller, driving while license,
suspended or revoked.
Dec. 9: Jennifer D. Shiver, holding for court, serving
weekends (10-days); Ellis Morrow, driving while license
suspended or revoked; Laura Raffield, holding for CCSO;
Paulo Garcia, serving 10 days; Hugo Hernandez Bar-
rera, serving five days; Bautista Mario, serving five days;
Castneda Chavez Fernando, serving five days; Gabriel
Meju, serving five days; Van Kent, serving 10 days. serv-
ing weekends; Troy Phillips, serving 90 days; Crystal M.
Abernathy, holding for CCSO.
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Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec. 5 through Dec. 11, 2005
Citations issued:
Accidents...............05 Traffic Citations................11
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....38
Business alarms....01 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints...... ..................... ................. .120
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to an error in information supplied to The
Journal last week, the name of Sherman Champion was listed
incorrectly on the Calhoun County Sheriff's Log. The name that
should have accompanied the VOCC (violation of community con-
trol) charge is Timothy Champion not Sherman Champion.



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The Liberty County Women's Club enjoyed "Christmas
at Anita's" with a holiday luncheon last Thursday at the
Bristol home of Anita Gouge. The ladies gathered gifts
and a variety of items to give to a local family in need
to make their upcoming holiday a bit brighter. Pictured
here, sitting in front: Anne Lathem, Vonnie Dyar, Mary

James R. Lee completes basic

combat training at Ft. Jackson
Army National Guard Pfc. James R. Lee has graduated from basic
combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mis-
sion, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons,
chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field
tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot
marches, and field training exercises.
Lee is a 2003 graduate of Blountstown High School.

Revell and Jo Ann Hatton; sitting, middle row: Juanita
Brandon, Patricia Holcomb, Shirley Wingate, Maxie Phil-
lips, Katheryn Corbin, Liz Revell, Elly Paulin and Gloria
Keenan; standing: Gail McCaskill, Marion Mercer, Becky
Nobles, Eileen Bramblett, hostess Anita Gouge, Janell
Johnson and Bonnie Lindsey. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

Randall Rogers to begin

advanced training course

from the Army and Air Force
Hometown News
Army Pfc. Randall B. Rogers
has arrived at Aberdeen Proving
Ground, "Aberdeen, MD, to
complete the track vehicle
repairer, advanced individual
training course.
The student will be trained to
troubleshoot, repair and maintain
mechanical, electrical, air, fuel,
brake, steering, transmission
assemblies, hydraulic systems,

and fire extinguisher and
suppression assemblies on
tracked vehicles.
Also students will learn to
repair gas turbine power and
diesel power plants and packs,
including compression ignition
engine fuel and liquid cooling
Rogers is the son of Barbara
D. Potter and Larry J. Rogers,
both of Bristol.


All aboard! Winter


Express Train,

December 15-17
The Veterans Memorial Railroad an-
nounces the schedule for the Winter
Wonderland Express. The train departs
the River Junction Depot in Veterans
Memorial Park from 6 to 8 p.m. (ET)
Dec. 15, 16 and 17.
Along the route of the Winter Won-
derland Express, you will see Santa's
Workshop, a Living Nativity Scene, the
Avenue of Lights, the Gingerbread Tun-
nel, Victorian Skaters and many other
holiday scenes and decorations. This ex-
citing train ride is in part possible by the
donations of Christmas trees and lights
made to the railroad by members of the
A special thank you to Ace Hardware
for expanding our Avenue of Lights this
Mark your calendars for this exciting
train tour. Tickets may be purchased at
the depot for $2 per person. There is no
charge for children 5 and under, but chil-
dren must be accompanied by an adult.
For additional information, please call
643-5491, 379-8456 or 643-5235.


The Florida Highway Patrol will be
.conducting driver's license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints during the month
of December on the below-listed roads in
Liberty 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, SR71 near CR 275, SR71
nearTrailer City, SR 69 near CR 274, SR 71
near Chipola Street, CR 274 near Chipola
River and SR 73 near CR 287, 11th St. and
SR 20, and CR 274 near CR 167.
The patrol has found these checkpoints
to be an effective means of enforcing the
equipment and driver's license laws of
Florida while ensuring the protection of
all motorists.
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SCBC special l

drawing Jan. 2
All who donate blood with Southeast- l ~i
ern Community Blood Center during the ',
month of December will be eligible for a
special drawing.
The drawing will be for a one month
free membership to Integras Wellness.
Center in Marianna a great way to start
off the New Year 2006.
Thanks for donating blood with South-
eastern Community Blood Center. Draw-
ing will be held Jan. 2, 2006.
For more information, call 526-4403.

School Advisory

Council meeting
Calhoun County Adult School will
be having a School Advisory Council
meeting Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at 17283
N.W. Charlie Johns Street in Blountstown
(the brick building across the street from
the Tiger's.Den and Shiver's Florist)...,,

Calhoun Co. Senior

Liberty County Children's Coalition / "
-meets at 11 a.m., Emergency Management Building
Rotary Club meets at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon Angie
Weight Loss Support Group Basford
meets at 1 p.m. at Shelton Park Library

4-H Sportsman Club meets at Veterans Memorial Civic Center after school

Tod-y') Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203
AKATW ;Sari ~ meet at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
Darryl & Angie AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County
Basford Old Ag Bldg. west door

Winter Wonderland a-
Express at Veterans
Memorial Park, 6-8 p.m.

Blountstown Woman's Club
meets 11:45 a.m. in the board room
at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
SAC School Advisory meeting in
Altha Scifool Media Center, 5:30 p.m.

Magnolia VFD meets 6 p.m. at the Fire House

AA meets 7 p.m., basement of
Calhoun Co. Courthouse
VFW meets at 7:30 p.m.,
Veterans Memorial Park



at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital,
6 p.m.

Winter Wonderland ,,/ '
Express at Veterans t
Memorial Park, 6-8 p.m. Cathy
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown, from 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.

Eastern Star Pancake Breakfast To
Masonic Lodge, Hwy. 20 West in
Blountstown, 7-9 a.m. &, Bt
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Mossy Pond VFD Annual Children's Euba
Christmas Party
2-4 p.m. at the Firehouse
Winter Wonderland Expre
at Veterans Memorial Park, 6-

AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria


8 p.SS

Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown, from 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
a- ,aL7_

Attend the church of
your choice this Sunday

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Altha Boy Scouts meet tonight, 5:30 p.m. at the Altha VFD
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house

Brownie Troop 158 meets at 7 8:30 p.m.,
at Veterans Memorial Civic Center
Calhoun County Commission
meets 5 p.m., Calhoun Co. Courthouse
Calhoun Co. Industrial Developmental Authority
5 p.m. in Calhoun Co. EOC, Room G-35
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge meets
7 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, Blountstown

Hosford-Telogia VFD
meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford Fire Station




Roger & .Gretchen

Citizens Christmas

luncheon Dec. 21
from the Calhoun County
Senior Citizens Association
The Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association will have its Christmas
luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 21. There
will be special entertainment for every-
Everyone is asked to bring a large
vegetable or salad side dish to share.
We will provide the meat and dessert.
Please call 674-4163 and let us know
if you are coming so we can prepare
enough food. Also, please let us know
what you will be preparing so that we
can make sure that everyone does not
bring the same thing.
Entertainment will begin at 11 a.m.
(CT), so please be here before that
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Asso-
ciation will have a short video presen-
tation on "Osteoarthritis of the Knee"
on Wednesday, Dec. 28 before lunch as
a prelude for our new year educational
program on arthritis self-help.
This course will run every Monday
from 9 to 11 a.m. for six weeks and
will supply you with some very valu-
able information regarding medicines,
exercise, diet, etc..
If you are interested in joining this
class, call 674-4163.
There is no charge for the class, but.
space is limited.

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Weathering the storm! Teacher

Professional Development Workshop

from the Mary Brogan
Museum ofArt and Science
Surge," Category 5," "Project-
ed Path," "Hurricanes of the
Past," and "Satellite Imagery"
are now common phrases and
terms in the language of almost
every Floridian. Because this
shared experience is contem-
porary, relevant and in many
cases life-changing, it can and
should be transformed into an
opportunity for teaching, learn-
ing and recovery. The Com-
munity Classroom Consortium
Inc. (CCC) has taken the lead
by designing a professional de-
velopment workshop that will
provide pre-collegiate teachers
with subject-specific lessons
that transform this shared ex-
perience into positive learning
The 2006 "Beyond the
Blackboard" teacher profes-
sional development workshop,
"From Disaster to Discovery:
Learning from Natural Haz-
ards," will take place on Satur-
day, Jan. 21, 2006 from 8 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m., at the new Tal-
lahassee Community College

Capitol Center facilities located
at The Mary Brogan Museum
of Art and Science (350 S. Du-
val St.).
National Weather Service
Meteorologist Bob Goree and
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection Secre-
tary Colleen Castille will be
keynote speakers at the event.
The program will include ses-
sions relating to the following
subjects: language arts/reading,
science, art/culture and history/
geography (breakfast and lunch
will be included). Teachers can
acquire more information from
the Community Classroom Con-
sortium Web site at www.com-
munityclassroom.org and can
register by contacting Jennifer
Golden at (850) 575-8684, ext.
115. A complete listing of CCC
members can also be found at
the community classroom Web
site. Also, teachers can register
for in-service credits through
the Panhandle Area Education
Consortium (PAEC) or Leon
County Schools. Registration
costs before Jan. 6 will be $30
and registration at the door will
be $40.

Earlier this year, the CCC
received the Sustainable Flori-
da Non-Profit Award for 2005,
in part for its work in support
of teacher professional devel-
opment. A coalition of more
than 30 cultural, scientific,
natural history and civic orga-
nizations in North Florida and
South Georgia, CCC provides
educational experiences and
resources for students, teach-
ers and the general public. The
CCC contributes to the sustain-
ability of Florida communities
by enriching the environment,
culture and economics through
nontraditional education. In
every community, there is a
unique assortment of cultural,
historic, scientific and artistic
resources that add a distinct fla-
vor through non formal learn-
ing. The CCC harnesses these
community-based educational
resources to achieve something
that is beyond the reach of its
individual members. Join the
CCC at the Brogan Museum for
this Professional Development
Workshop and learn to weather
the storm!

Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce news

from the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce

Livable Co
Workshops Flo
Street advises that
Department of Tra
and the Florida State
Department of U
Regional Planning
againbe hosting aseri
one-day Livable Cc
Workshops. The
will discuss sustain
communities and
Livable Communiti


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These FREE Workshops are
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and engineering professionals,
elected officials, developers,
law enforcement, health-related
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technical knowledge, principles.
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Florida-based case studies that
will provide the. information
'! necessary to' create visionary,
workable and practical: plans
i ': leading to safer, more sustainable
neighborhoods, villages, towns,
Cities and transportation projects
Sand systems. Additionally,
Certified planners and engineers
are eligible for Continuing
Education. Credits, and the
opportunity for certified
landscape architects to receive
credits is currently under
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please contact: Stephanie
Striefel, Graduate Research
Assistant, Florida State
University Department of
Urban and, Regional Planning
If Chamber members, are
as training opportunity, please
let the Chamber know as soon

as possible. We will contact
Florida Main Street to make
arrangements (Plans may also
develop for a workshop in
nearby Tallahassee or Panama
Opportunity Florida On-
Line Surveys If you have
not completed either of the two
on-line surveys, for Opportunity
Florida's Broadband Feasibility
Study, please do. Rick
Marcum, Executive Director
of Opportunity Florida, advises
that he needs a certain threshold
of survey responses to be
eligible for USDA RUS funds.
Rick's agency is in the midst of a
Broadband Feasibilit Study that
is funded b3 workforcee Florida.
The majority of people in this 8-
county district, that Opportunity
Florida covers, has a problem
attaining high-speed Internet.
Please go to the following URL
address, and complete one of
the two surveys (business or
citizen) as soon as possible:
Thanks on the Christmas
Parades The Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce
would like to thank everyone
who made this year's Rivertown
Christmas Parades possible. The
Chamber received 54 entries for
the Blountstown Parade, and
Altha Town Hall reports receipt
of around 15 to 17 entries.
Membership Meeting
Cancelled Don't forget
that the Chamber's Regular
Membership Meeting on
'Thursday, Dec: 15-is cancelled
due to the holiday festivities.

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That is a big controversy this .year about calling
Christmas trees, holiday trees and trying to take
religion out of the holidays. I was watching one of
these cable news shows about this and they had on
an atheist who said they were against "organized"
religion. And while they were talking, they had on
the screen the name of the atheist organization. So
they were against organized religion, but organized
atheism is apparently ok. JAY LENO

There was so much snow in Washington, D.C. the
other day that Dick Cheney had to take the chains
off a torture suspect and put them on his car.

Down in Washington they lit Christmas tree.
President Bush pulled the switch and the tree lit up.
Since that was successful they're thinking about
trying the same thing with Dick Cheney.

Let's see what's going on. President Bush announced
today he has begun his Christmas shopping. It's
easier for him now; every year there are fewer and
fewer allies to shop for. JAY-LENO

Today the First Lady read the "Grinch" to a group
of school children. There was an unfortunate event
when she was interrupted by Dick Cheney when he
yelled, "Go Grinch!" -CONAN O'BRIEN

Remember when you used to tie the tree to the top
of your car and drive home? Now our SUV's are so
big, the trees fit inside. The new Cadillac Escalade
actually has a Christmas tree holder on the dash.

President Bush lit the candles on the White House
menorah. There was an awkward moment when
Bush saw the menorah and said "Cool, a flaming

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was hospitalized
earlier this week with a rapid heartbeat...After the
doctors examined him, they replaced some of
Arnold's obsolete computer chips and reinforced
his titanium exo-skeleton. He was good as new.

Saddam Hussein stood up in his trial and shouted, "I
am not afraid of execution!" until his lawyer explained
that he wasn't going to get to execute anyone, that
"It is you who will be executed." Then Saddam said,
in Arabic, and this is a rough translation, 'My bad.'

According to a new report, not all immigrants from
Mexico move here for work. Well duh. If they were
looking for American jobs... they would be sneaking
into India. -JAY LENO

Last week the United States held its 1000th
execution. The USC-UCLA football game. USC beat
UCLA 66 to 19. The only yardage UCLA gained all
day was when their marching band took the field.

The White House announced they sent out 1.4
million Christmas cards this year. When Bill Clinton
was president, he sent out twice that number of
cards. Of course, that was for Valentine's Day.

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'Tis the season to enjoy it all

Is nothing sacred in American
society? Must people fight about
everything? All year long, we hear
about abortion, stuffing the Supreme
Court and ending Roe v. Wade. The

Jerry Cox is a retired military officer
and writer with an extensive back-
ground in domestic and foreign policy
issues. He livesin Shalimar, Fla.

war in Iraq is endlessly debated. \
Should we stay? Should we go? All year, people are
bombarded with opposing views on just about every-
Then comes the Christmas Season, Holiday Season,
Kwanzaa Season or Hanukkah Season depending on a
person's religious beliefs or lack of religious beliefs.
It would be nice if for one month, people could
put aside their religious and political differences and
just enjoy themselves, their families, their friends and
neighbors. Must people spend every hour of every day
in someone else's face proving an obscure point that in
the end doesn't mean squat?.
The religious folk are angry because many com-
mercial outlets refer to this time of year as the Holiday
Season rather than the Christmas Season. Stores are
taking the 'Christ' out of Christmas.
What the large stores are concerned about is your
money. Religious folks write letters to the editor decry-
ing this situation and vow not to shop at a store where
they don't utter the words, "Merry Christmas," but tend
to greet you with a "Happy Holidays."
Do retail giants like Wal-Mart worry about boycott


threats? I don't think so. Besides, it's
almost un-American not to shop at
a Wal-Mart.
I haven't paid much attention,
but Wal-Mart greeters probably say
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,

Kwanzaa, or whatever they think that you want to hear
as you push your way into the mega stores with visions
of camcorders in your head. Wal-Mart marketers are no
fools. They give the public what they want.
Many in America believe that the hated liberals
are assaulting religions and people of faith, and that
this Happy Holiday greeting rather than the Merry
Christmas greeting is just another example of the war
on religious people.
It is the Christmas season or holiday season, or
whatever, so give the jihad comments a rest.
How did the Christmas season begin? According
to reference books, historians are unsure exactly when
Christians first began celebrating the Nativity of Christ.
However, most scholars believe that Christmas origi-
nated in the 4th century as a Christian substitute for
pagan celebrations of the winter solstice.
Although the Gospels describe Jesus' birth in detail,
they neyer mention the date, so historians do not know
on what date he was born. The Roman Catholic Church
chose December 25 as the day for the Feast of the
Nativity in order to give Christian meaning to existing

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According to the Encar-
ta Reference Library, for a
brief time during the 17th
century, Puritans banned
Christmas in England and
in some English colonies
in North America because
they felt it had become
a season best known for
gambling, flamboyant pub-
lic behavior, and overin-
dulgence in food and drink.
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The Puritans might have
been on to something.
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Maggie Floyd, shown
sitting between
her two daughters,
celebrated her 106th
birthday Friday at her
Sweetwater home in
Liberty County. At left
is Mildred Green, 87,
who lives in Tampa
and came for a visit
on her mother's big
day. Seated at right
is Alice Darby, 84,
who takes care of
their mother.

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Liberty County woman marks 106th birthday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Liberty County resident
Maggie Floyd marked her
106th birthday Friday, Dec.
9 with family and friends at
a dinner at her Sweetwater
S home.
She is the only survivor
of 11 siblings, the mother
of two, grandmother of four
and has several generations
of grandchildren.
Born in 1899 in Blakely,
GA., she moved to Lib-
erty County with her father,
Amos Marlow, who was a
brick mason. She married at
the age of 15, and today her
youngster daughter -Alice
Darby, who is 84 lives
nearby and spends much of
her time looking after her
Alice says her mother's
health is pretty good al-
though she has difficulty
As a young woman, Mag-
gie did field work and used
to pick tung oil seed, her
daughter says. In her later
years, she did custodial work
at the schools in Bristol.
"She had her garden until
she was 100," Alice said.
At that point, she began
setting out the plants and
letting Alice do the work.
"Her doctor said she had a
good thing going," Alice
laughed. "She just loves
to have stuff growing," she
said, "like collard greens,
turnips, sweet potatoes and
Nowadays, Maggie en-
joys sticking close to home
where she naps, watches
Oprah and Dr. Phil and en-
joys her daughter's cooking.
Most mornings she relishes
a breakfast of grits, eggs and
bacon. At this point in her
life, she's less concerned
about getting a!ll her, veg-

tables and enjoys indulging
her sweet tooth, according to
her daughter.
SMaLggie was the seventh
of 11 siblings; there were
three brothers and the rest
were girls. Their mother

lived to be 99. Maggie's Alice said.
oldest sister lived to 101. "She still walks and gets
Her family credits her around with her walking
longevity to keeping active, stick -and until the last few
"She was always busy and years, she did her own shop-
doing something. I guess ping," she said, adding,
that's what kept her going," "Now, she just takes it easy."

Kidney Foundation
seeking donations
of cars and trucks
The National Kidney
Foundation's Kidney Cars
Program is a charitable
contribution plan that enables
you to turn in your used car, van,
truck or even boat and very likely
receive two benefits you won't
get from a regular dealer trade-in
(or from a holiday song). You'll
get a good feeling and you may
even get a tax-deduction.
Eighty-four (84%) percent
of Americans who donated
vehicles to the National Kidney
Foundation's Kidney Cars
Program last year itemized their
tax returns and were able to
reap a charitable deduction for
their contribution. And if you
want this possible tax saving,
remember to donate your vehicle
to the foundation by December
To donate-online go to www.

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If you were one of
the Wise Men, what
gift would you bring
the baby Jesus?

I would give him hope,
pride, clothes, shoes, love.
-Samantha Swearengin

A blanket.
-Breanna Jerkins

I would bring clothes.
-Mikayla Mann

I would bring him a blan-

-Candy Bryant

I would bring him food for
he can eat.
-Jeanette Vidal

Hope that he have a won-
derful Christmas and will fill
good if I give him a gift from
me. I would give him some
clothing, hats.
Jay Williams

How do you decorate a
Christmas tree?

This is how I decorate the
Christmas tree, put on the
lights, put on the star and

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Set up your Christmas tree,
my lights, ornaments, hang
up your candy canes and put
up pictures when you were
Samantha Swearengin

You put a hook on an or-
dament then hang it on your
Sincirly from
Sandra Godwin

What omoaments do
you put on your tree?

Little bells.
-Love, Taylor Boyd

I put ice cickels on the tree
and glass balls and that is all.
Ryan Barton

Ones I made like snow
flaks and ones I bought like
Sincirly from
Sandra Godwin

Stuff that I made in school
and more.
-Candy Bryant

Have you ever seen
SantaCClaus? What
did he say to you?

I've never seen him so he
didn't say anything to me.
-Tanner Peacock

No, he did not say anything
to me.
.-Heather Parrish

He said have a Merry! Mer-
ry! Christmas, I said thanks
Jay Williams

Name three gifts
that you hope to
get for Christmas.

Dear Santa,
As you may know Christ-
mas is coming up and I would
like a few things. I don't ex-
pect everything on my list
but I would like one, but be-
fore I start telling you about
what I want, I would like to
know how Miss Claus is do-
ing, How are those rein deer,
but most important how is
Rudolph, is his nose still red
after all these years!
I would like some games
called Madden-2006, NCAA
2006, Dragon BallZ Zackura,
4-wheeler, Midnight Club 3,
memory card.
Love, Javakiel Brigham

Dear Santa,
It's me Andrew Bennett.
How are you doing this year?
How is Mrs. Claus, hope she's
fine? You must be ready for
Christmas I shure am. How's
the weather up there? Well I
know that it's frezzing, cold
to the bone. Thanks for the
presents last year, they were
great. How are the reindeer?
O yeah the three presents I
hope for this year are a golf
cart, the invisible lazer and
last a VuGo. You are wonder-
ing what a VuGo is, well it is
a little machine that you can
down load songs, record live
TV play games on and other
cool things. Well got to go
see you on Christmas eve,
from your friend,
Andrew Bennett

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Besides the presents,
what do you enjoy
most about Christmas?

Getting to see my aunts
and uncles and cusins.
Tanner Peacock

Spending time with my
-Breanna Jerkins

Spending time with my
-Mikayla Mann

Eating pumpkin pie is the
most reason I enjoy Christ-
Heather Parrish

You spend time with your
-Jeanette Vidal

I like to see my cousins.
Ryan Barton

Adopt a pet
through the

Dear Santa,
How is your riendeer and
Mrs. Claus doing. I am 10
years old and in the fourth
grade. I have ben very good
this year. I would like the new
Hary Potter movie for Christ-
-Love, Mikayla Mann

Dear Santa,
How are you doing. Well
I'm doing fine. For Christmas
I want a new GameBoy. I
am nine years old and in the
fourth grade. Thank you for
the presents last year.
Breanna Jerkins

Dear Santa,
How are you doing and
Mrs. Claus are ya'll doing
My name is Taylor Boyd,
my skin color is light brown
and I'm tall so I discrive my-
self to you so when you see
me, say ho ho Merry Christ-
mas!! Because I have been
very nice.
Santa please bring me a
go-cart or a lab top or what-
ever you bring me, I'll be

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Christ's birthday
Christian Home Free Will Bap-
tist Church will celebrate Christ's
birthday Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.
Refreshments will be served im-
mediately following the program.
Everyone is welcome to come
and help us celebrate this special
The church is located on Hwy.
69 North, commonly known as
Nettle Ridge.
For more information, call


We welcome all to come to
Telogia Baptist Church and help
us spread the news of Jesus'
birth on Sunday Dec. 18 at 11
a.m. and 7 p.m. as we present the
S Christmas Cantata, "All Through
The Night."
Plans are in the making to
have a cover dish dinner that day
at noon.

P-rayer band meets
The Liberty Community Prayer
Band will hold prayer service
Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
(ET) at the home of Rev. and Mrs.
S C.L. Wilson. Everyone is cor-
dially invited to attend. For more
information, call 643-4107.




'A Christmas Story'

play this Friday
Abe Springs Pentecostal Ho-
liness Church warmly invites
everyone to their Christmas Pro-
gram "A Christmas Story" Fri-
day, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. (CT).
There will be refreshments
served after the program. Let's
keep "Christ" in Christmas.
The church is located at 12579
S.E. CR. 275, 3.5 miles off SR.
20 West.
For more information, call
762-2292 or 674-7906.

Advent celebration continues

at First Presbyterian Church

On Dec. 3 AllenMayo, Kevin
Holliday, Vern Reynolds, Lewis
and Marjorie Bullard were very
busy at the church with hammers
and post-hole diggers putting the
Christmas Nativity up. Please
drive by the church and see the
nativity. The First Presbyterian
Church of Blountstown is located
on Evans. Street, next to Peavy
Funeral Home.
We continue to celebrate Ad-
vent. As we light our Advent
candles we remember and claim
the Gift of Hope which God alone
can give, the Gift of Peace and the
Gift of Love as they come to us
in Jesus Christ, and on Sunday,
Dec. 18.
Allen, Belinda and Emily

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'Tell me the Story of Christmas' Dec. 21
The Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church children will present a
mini-musical, "Tell Me the Story of Christmas" on Wednesday, Dec.
21 at7 p.m.
Rev. Coy Collins welcomes everyone to come join this wonderful
journey as the glorious story of the birth of Jesus is told.
The church is located at 12413 NW Solomon St. in Bristol. For
more information, call 643-5733 or 643-5634.

B-town Community Church Christmas Program
The Blountstown Community Church will have its Christmas
program on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. (CT).
There will be fellowship afterward. For more information, call
762-8405 or 643-3602.

Privacy ends when your life crosses into public domain

To the editor:
I refer to Dec. 7th edition
in "letters to the editor" from
Howard Johnson. I don't know
how I missed the article of Nov.
19, it must have been something
extra-ordinary. I for one, enjoy
reading the sheriff's log.
I know that our enforcement
agencies are doing the job for
which we pay taxes for. Though
I can't comment on the article
that I didn't read, I can express
my opinion to some of the laws.
Under the First Amendment is the
freedom of speech and the right of
the press to print truth. Much of
what happens by public officials
is open to public knowledge. Our
courtrooms are open to the public
unless there is reason to believe
that testimony would endanger
innocent people. Public records
are open for public inspection.
A person accused is presumed
innocent until proven guilty, at
least that is the way it is supposed
to be. Every person is due their
day in court. Some people give
up that right because the legal
process to get to court would
cost more than pleading nolo
Such would be a traffic
violation, let's say speeding.
On your court day you plea not
guilty,: but you've lost a day's
work that cost you a hundred
dollars, maybe the court awards
you an attorney. Then at some
future date you meet with your
Attorney and the state attorney
along with the officer. -You've
lost another day's work. Then a
trial date is set, you lose another

day's pay and the officer is in the
hospital so another date is set.
Well as it goes, maybe you win
the case, but it has cost you $500
in lost wages for a $100 fine. But,
you had your day in court and
you won or did you.
I get pretty upset when our
Constitutional rights are violated.
Even though I can't quote the Bill
of Rights, I certainly know where
to find them. I usuaIll\ know
when things don't sound right.
Such as the State of Florida, just
recently recognizing that a man's
home is his castle and he has a
right to protect life, limb and
property. This time last year you
didn't have this right in Florida.
If you shot and wounded a person
leaving your home through the
window they broke to enter and
do harm to your family you could
go to prison while the perpetrator
went free.
Mr. Johnson, I am a Vietnam
veteran. I saw the truth while I
served my country. I saw the lies
that the government gave to the
press to tell the public. This is
one of the reasons that reporters
are entrenched with the military
and we the public sometimes see
the action as it happened. I don't
know that it is a good thing,
but it is the truth. I believe that,
"freedom of the press doesn't
mean freedom to lie".
As to our thoughts on pri\ac-.

I want my privacy protected too,.
but when your life crosses that
line of public domain, privacy
ends. Sleeping on the road right-
of-way is dangerous, not only
that, it belongs to all of us, that
makes it public. A person that
lived here in Calhoun County
had a habit of laying beside the
road and sometimes in the road.
That person was taken to detox
many times. He had an illness.
Most everyone in Calhoun
County knew him, we did all we
could to help him. As I heard,
that man had been a war hero, but
I don't know that to be factual,
the man had a private life we also
respected that.
I don't quote scripture well
by chapter and verse but Jesus
said, "Love one another as I have
loved you." That may not have
been the verse you were referring
to. Jesus died on the cross for all
of us according to my Holy Book.
In some ways I would call that
patriotism, the same can be said
for our law enforcement officers,
firefighters, and men and women
of our armed forces.
By the way, last Wednesday
was Dec. 7, 2005, Pearl Harbor-
Memorial Day. A day to thank
those patriots that answered the
call to duty that gave their all
on Dec.7, 1941. I hope that my
thoughts have not been too harsh..
.1 believe in. the freedoms that our

forefathers put in the Constitution
and in the words, "In God we
MikeB ailes, Altha
ard Johnson of Blountstown
who recently wrote a letter
about our story on the arrest
of a man found sleeping next
to an intersection in Hosford
is not the same person as
Howard Johnson Sr., former
School Superintendent, or his
son, Howard Johnson Jr., who
also live in Calhoun County.


"The Gift Goes On"
A Christmas Musical
Presented by
'he Bristol Pentecostal
Holiness Church
Sunday, Dec. 18
6p.m. (ET)
2413 N. W. Soloman St.
Phone 643-5733

Mayo and Billy and Betty Mercer
will be lighting the fourth candle
to remind us of the Joy which
was in the air that night as the
shepherds went to see the new
born King.
The Christmas Joy offering
will be received on Sunday, Dec.
18. This offering of the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church is divided equally be-
tween the Board of Pensions to,
offer supplemental retirement
income and medical insurance for
retired ministers and missionar-
ies, and the schools and colleges
of our denomination..
For more information, call

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Text: Ephesians 6:10-18
Paul Lee Tan asks, "What would
you think of a man who had $1,000,000
in the bank and only withdrew one
penny per day?" Tans says that is like
many Christians. As a praying Chris-
tian, we have a wealth of resources
available to us but we fail to use it.
SWe have the God of the universe
listening jancri, el', to our prayers.
We have Christ.Jesus, our Great High
Priest, interceding for us at the right
of the Father. We have the Holy Spirit
helping us pray in groans that words
cannot express.
We have a-God who loved us.
enough to die for us. We have a God
who is so concerned about us that He :
numbers the hairs on our heads. He is
all powerful and has promised to move
mountains in response to faith as small
as a mustard seed. He is all knowing
and has promised to give us wisdom
generously without holding back. He
is everywhere and has promised never
to leave us or forsake us. And yet we
spend very little time in prayer com-,
municating to him and trusting him
V, Ith ,oar cf-C and co.n.cerD
It \'.e jr c going lo \corncm lernrp-
tation and evil, we must pray. The bat-
tie that we wage with Satan is won on
bur knees in prayer. Barnes says, "No
matter how complete the armour; no,
matter how skilled we may be in the"
science of war; no matter how coura-
geous we-may be, we may be certain
that without prayer we shall be defeat-
'ed. God alone can give the victory..."
God strengthens the weak, en-
courages the discouraged, forgives
the guilty, heals the broken hearted;
works, moves, interacts, and inter-
venes in your life all through prayer.
This quote is attributed to Satan,
"Blessed is he who has no time to
pray, for he will become easy" prey."


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Sydney Shaw will celebrate
her third birthday on Dec. 14.
She is the daughter of Brandy
Sandlin and Steve Shaw and
the sister of Ashley Inger-
soll. Her grandparents are
Norma and Randy Smith of
SOrrville, OH, Dee Dee Shaw
,of Blountstown and Tommy
Spence of Oatman, AZ. Her
great-grandmother is Dorothy
Campbell of Wooster OH. Her
aunts and uncles are Mike
and Missy Shaw, and Shawn
Shaw, all of Blountstown,
Renee Spence of Wooster,
and Kelly Shaw of Altha.
She has numerous cousins
too! Princess Sydney will be
Celebrating her big day with
a Dora party on Dec. 17. All
of her friends and family will
help celebrate her turning
into a big girl. Sydney enjoys
Switching TV playing with her
sister Ashley, playing with
her Barbies and with Dora.
She loves to give her daddy
a pow-pow.

Shonja "Tootle" West cel-
ebrated her 18th birthday on
Dec. 12. She is the daughter
of Frankie and Bessie Mosley
of Bristol. Tootie is a senior at
Liberty County High School
and enjoys playing basketball,
spending time with friends
and family, and taking care of

Sherry Lynn Brake will cele-
brate her 14th birthday on Dec.
22. She is the daughter of Larry
and Patricia Brake of Hosford
and Mary JoAlday ofTallahas-
see. Her grandparents are
Donald and Elizabeth Brake
of Overstreet and Ronnie and
Faye Bishop of Wewahitchka.
Her great-grandmotheris Fan-
nie Mae Sapp of Blountstown.
Sherry is an honor roll student
at Fort Braden Middle School
where she is the captain of her
cheerleading squad. She also
enjoys playing in the band,
riding horses and hanging out
with her friends.

There are three ways to announce birthdays.
*CALENDAR LISTING First, just call in the person's name and date to be listed on
our weekly community calendar. There is no charge. Callers are asked to give their
own name and phone number in case we need to verify a spelling or double-check
the date. We encourage our readers to compile a list of their family's and friends'
birthdays, printed clearly, and mail or fax them to us at The Journal.
*BIRTHDAY PHOTO Bring in a current (within the past year) photo and fill out
a short form. If you do not have a photo, we'll take one for you at no extra charge.
Cost is $5.
*BIRTHDAYAD -This is for when you want to use an old photo (like a grade-school
shot for an adult birthday) and include a personal message. The cost is $5 for the
photo plus $15 for a 3-inch-high ad. Larger ad sizes.are available.
For more information, call The Calhoun-Liberty Journal at 643-3333.

Continuing education courses set at Chipola

College will offer a variety of
short courses in the coming
*A 10-Hour Childcare
Training (special needs) course
will meet Dec. 10 from 7 a.m. to
5 p.m. Cost is $38.
*An Internship course will
meet Thursdays, Jan. 5 through
April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost
is $171.
*A Curriculum For Young
Children course will meet
Monday, Jan. 9 through April
24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is
*An Early Care & Education
Administrative Overview course
will meet Tuesdays, Jan. 10
through April 25 from 6 to 9
p.m. Cost is $171.
*A 20 Hour Childcare Training
course will meet Jan. 14 and 21
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is
*A 10-Hour Childcare
Training (behavioral observation
& screening) course will meet
Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $38.
(developmentally appropriate
practices, 3-5 year olds) course
will meet May6 from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Cost is $38.
..A. Cake Decorating I class
Pil'rihMt'Thursdays, February 2.

through 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost is $41. A Cake Decorating
II class will meet Thursdays,
March 2 through 30 from 6 to 8:30
p.m. Cost is $41. An Advanced
Level Cake Decorating II class
.will meet Thursdays, April 6
through 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost is $41.
*A Real Estate Sales course
will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4
through March 18 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Cost is $240.
*The Continuing Education
Department also offers custom
motivational workshops for
businesses and organizations.
The following are available: Eat
That Frog: Stop Procrastinating
and Get More Done in Less
Time; Whale Done: The Power
of Positive Relationships; The
Pygmalion Effect: Managing
the Power of Expectations;
Discussing Performance;
The Attitude Virus: Curing

Negativity in the Workplace;
Team Building: What makes a
Good Team Player?;. and After
All, You're the Supervisor!
*Gatlin Education Services
(GES) offers, open enrollment,
online courses in: health care,
internet graphics/web design,
business, law andtravel. Register
online at www.gatlineducation.
*Education To Go offers
online programs in: computers,
photography, languages,
writing, entertainment industry,
grant writing, business, sales,
accounting, test prep, finance,
health, child care, parenting,
art, history, psychology,
literature, statistics, philosophy,
engineering, law and nursing.
For dates and course outlines,
visit www.ed2go.com/chipola.
For information about any
of these non-credit courses, call

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We love you so much!
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Markey, Aunt Sandee, Uncle
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The time of day when electricity is used can
make a big difference to Florida. and ultimately,
to you By practicing 'peak shifting' shifting
the time of day \ hen'l u se Sucn hiouisehold '
appliances as your washing machine, vacuum
or dishwasher you can help reduce electric
demand during peak times of the day, thereby
reducing the overall cost of power in Florida.

A consumer's demand for electricity is
influenced by the electricity-consuming
appliances in his or her home or business and
the extent to which those appliances are used
The "load" that a utility must supply, meanwhile.
is the total of all customers' electric demand.
Because customers use electricity in different
amounts at different times of the day, the load
changes over the course of the day, the week
and the year, as well as with changes in the

How Does a Utility Meet the Demand for
A utility may generate electricity, purchase
power from other utilities, or utilize a
combination of both Unlike most products.
electricity cannot be stored after it is produced;
it must be generated at the time of demand.
Therefore. there are "peak" periods of the day
during which utilities must produce additional
electricity to meet the demands of their
customers. To meet this additional demand for
electricity utilities often use "peaking
generators These peaking generators, which
burn oil or natural gas to produce electricity
are brought on line only at peak periods of the
day, and run for short periods of time While
peaking generators generally cost less to build
than other types of generators they also have
relatively high fuel costs because they are
typically much less efficient in the use of fuel.

How Does All This Affect the Cost of
Your electric rates include the cost for the
generating units (if any) that a utility owns and
operates, the cost of fuel for those units the
cost of power purchased from other utilities,
and the cost of any conservation or load
management programs offered by the utility.
Reducing the total amount of electricity you use
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use at peak times of the day, or peak shifting,
saves expensive fuel that would otherwise be
used in a pealing unit That translates into
savings f.or all customers r ft ihal utility

How Do I Practice Peak Shifting?
Use electric appliances such as washing
machines clothes dryers, dishwashers and
vacuums during non-peak hours, when

Generally, the BEST times to use electric
appliances in Florida are as follows:

10 a.m. -6p m.
9 p.m. 6 a.m.

Midnight Noon
8 p.m. Midnight

Generally, the WORST times to use
electric appliances in Florida are as
6 am.- 10 a.m. Noon- 8 p.m.
6 p.m. 9 p.m.

Some utilities offer "load management"
programs to help reduce demand during peak
periods Under such programs, a participating
customer agrees to allow the utility to control
the flow of electricity to certain larger electric
appliances, such as heal pumps or water
heaters, that are not needed by the customer
at peak times of the day.

Call your local electric utility for lips on using
energy wisely, and to find out about any load
management or conservation programs that
may be offered. Call the Florida Public Service
Commission at 1-800-342-3552 for more
information on energy conservation, or visit us
at www.floridapsc.com.

Braulio L. Baez is the Chairman of the Florida
Public Service Commission. The PSC sets the
rates regulated utility companies charge for
natural gas, electric and telephone service
within the state. In 36 counties, it sets the price
you pay for the water you drink, if your water
company is privately owned.

loun County gets $451

awarded; CalI
from the Northwest Florida
Water Management District
HAVANA The natural re-
sources of many Panhandle wa-
terbodies are expected to ben-
efit from capital improvement
projects recently approved for
funding by the Northwest Flor-
ida Water Management District.
The District Governing Board
awarded $7,277,698 in Florida
Forever Capital Improvement
grants for 14 projects in its 16-
county region. This brings to
about $15.1 million the Florida
Forever funds granted to local
governments over three years.
Of this year's awards, about 22



percent ($1,577,698) will go to
financially disadvantaged small
local governments.
Franklin County was awarded
$366,000 and will work with the
District to protect and enhance
estuarine habitat and water qual-
ity along Sawyer Lane, which
runs along an eroding shoreline
of Apalachicola Bay.
Calhoun -County received a
grant of $451,198 to stabilize
an eroding unpaved road that is
currently discharging into the
Chipola River.
Washington County was
awarded $440,500 to stabilize
unpaved roads in the Econfina
Creek basin, a critical water re-
charge area for the creek and
Deer Point Lake Reservoir.
"This is the third year of
a program in which we have
awarded local governments sev-
eral million dollars for capital
improvements," said Douglas
E. Barr, the District's Executive
Director. "All of the selected
projects demonstrated water re-
source value and met the goal
of the grant program to support
management efforts that mainly
improve water resource qual-
ity. They employed stormwater
improvements, restored natural
systems, demonstrated environ-
mental best management prac-
tices, or improved water supply
in priority areas. Most proposals
also addressed existing prob-
The City of Pensacola was
awarded $600,000 to enhance
urban stormwater treatment
for the 745-acre Long Hollow
drainage basin. The project is
expected to improve the water
quality of Pensacola Bay, as well
as provide flood control.
Escambia County received ap-
proval for two projects totaling
$1 million. They include the sec-
ond phase of restoring Ten Mile
Creek through natural channel
design and habitat restoration of
9.8 acres to improve water qual-

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Bay County was awarded
$500,000 to stabilize 5.6 miles
of unpaved roads. The project is
expected to reduce contaminated
sediment from stormwater run-
off into Deer Point Lake Reser-
voir, which is the drinking water
supply for most of Bay County.
Also in Bay County,the Panama
City Port Authority was awarded
$100,000 for stormwater treat-
ment in a 3.2-acre urbanized ba-
sin discharging into St. Andrew
The City of Tallahassee re-
ceived $500,000 to implement
stormwater improvements in the
90-acre Franklin Boulevard ba-
sin that are expected to improve
water quality and flood protec-
A $1 million grant was
awarded to Leon County to
improve drainage, water qual-
ity and flood protection in the
Harbinwood Estates sub-basin
of the Lake Jackson watershed.
Also in the Lake Jackson wa-
tershed, $500,000 was awarded
to the county to enhance water
quality in the Okeeheepkee sub-
The Choctawhatchee and
Apalachicola River watersheds
in Holmes, Washington, and
Jackson counties will receive
enhanced protection through
a project to stabilize eight un-
paved stream crossings. The
grant for $320,000 was awarded
to the Orange Hill Soil and Wa-
ter Conservation District. Choc-
tawhatchee Bay also will receive
.improvements through $500,000
grant to Walton County to stabi-
lize unpaved roads.
Applicants will be expected
to implement projects within 24
months-of grant agreement ex-
ecution. The District's mission
to improve water quality is ad-
vanced by programs such as this
one, which encourage local gov-
ernments to cooperate and share
water management costs.


Billy Faircloth wins W.R.Tolar

School PTO Big Buck Contest

The W R Tol:r PTO Bic Buck
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tdenerowi, donafiO'n fronk Io cal
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great conmunni\ LIpport and
participation. On behalf of the
PTO and W. R. Tolar K-8 School
students and staff, thank you for
your support!
Congratulations to all the
winners of the contest. All
winners hail from Bristol and
Billy Faircloth claimed the
overall title. Billy Faircloth won
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second in the standings to win
$200 and Eddie Nobles won
$75. Billy Faircloth and Eddie
Nobles decided that bragging
rights alone were all the winnings
they needed and donated their
winnings to the PTO! The
PTO would like to thank Mr.
Faircloth and Mr. Nobles for
their generous donations and
everyone that participated in
the contest. We hope everyone
enjoyed the contest and the PTO
plans to make this an annual
event. We wish everyone a safe
and bountiful hunting season.
The winners of the Big Buck
contest are:
*First place Billy Faircloth
*Second place Ricky
*Third place Eddie Nobles

Young hunter gets first deer
Colton Thaw, age 7, killed his first deer, a 115
lb. doe, on Nov. 26. Colton is pictured above
with his brother Blaise. They are the sons of
Geoffrey and Selene Thaw of Blountstown.

Rules to clarify total length

fish measurement approved

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*First place Ricky Sansom
*Second place Billy
*Third place Eddie Nobles


*First place Billy Faircloth
*Second place Ricky
*Third place Eddie Nobles

Conservation Commission
(FWC) has approved a series of
rules to clarify and standardize
how anglers should measure
the total length of various
saltwater finfish.
The new rules specify that
the "total length" of saltwater
fish, such as red drum, spotted
sea trout and snook, should be
measured by determining the
straight line distance from the
most forward point of the head
with the mouth closed, to the
farthest tip of the tail with the
tail compressed or squeezed
together, while the fish is lying
on its side.
However, there is no
change to the way the "fork
length" of saltwater fish,

such as Spanish mackerel,
pompano, and cobia, should
be measured. Fork length
measurements are considered
to be easily understood by
fishermen and do not need
further clarification.
Another new rule changes
measurement for gray
triggerfish from total length
to fork length to be consistent
with the way this species is
measured in federal waters.
The goal of these rules
is to provide a standard
measurement procedure for the
total length of saltwater .fish
that is understood by resident
and visiting anglers and that
may be uniformly enforced by
officers in the field.
These rules take effect July
1, 2006.

Reward offered for

information in bear case
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
law enforcement officers are hoping a reward offer of more than
$5,000 will prompt someone to step forward with information
about who killed a large bear on Eglin Air Force Base over the
Thanksgiving holidays.
Hunters found the 350-pound male bear Saturday, Nov. 26 in
Management Unit 7, which is north of Niceville. Bear hunting is
not legal in Florida, but investigators confirmed the bear had been
Lt. Jeff Hahr, FWC law enforcement supervisor for Walton
County, said an anonymous donor is offering a $5,000 reward to
solicit tips from the public. In addition, a separate reward of up to
$1,000 is available from the FWC's Wildlife Alert Program.
The Wildlife Alert tip line is 1-888-404-FWCC (3922). Callers
can remain anonymous.

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sheriff's department in their annual firearms safety program
conducted in the two elementary and middle schools. The team
is currently second in ithltAiQT: league after five matches.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) approved blue crab
rule amendments requested
by commercial fishermen
regarding the blue crab effort
management program. The
FWC also approved creating an
incidental take endorsement for
blue crab.
LastApril, theFWC approved
a rule designed to control
growth and overcapitalization
of the commercial blue crab
fishery by managing the
number of fishermen and traps.
The rule, recommended by
FWC's Blue Crab Advisory
Board, established a blue crab
limited entry endorsement
program that limits the total
number of commercial blue
crab fishermen and allows each
qualified fisherman to use up to
an equal number of traps.
This program includes
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(based upon reported blue
crab landings over a specified
period) for fishermen to obtain
an endorsement which allows
them to commercially harvest
blue crabs.
The program also requires
all blue crab traps to be tagged
and allows the transfer of
endorsements to other persons
under specified conditions.
Fees to support this program,

which begins in the 2006-
2007 license year, must be
approved by the 2006 Florida
The rules approved today
by the FWC allow qualified
fishermen affected by the 1995
net limitation amendment,
and stone crab and shrimp
fishermen who harvest blue
crabs as bycatch in their
fishing gear, to obtain a non-
transferable blue crab limited
entry endorsement. This lets
displaced net fishermen use
up to 100 traps to harvest hard
shell blue crabs, and gives
shrimpers and stone crabbers a
daily bycatch allowance of 200
pounds of blue crabs.
An incidental take
endorsement to allow harvest
of a limited amount of blue
crabs from shrimp and stone
crab fishing gear also was
approved by the Commission,
and the 2006 Legislature must
approve a proposed $25 fee for
this endorsement.
The new rules also allow:
blue crab harvesters to obtain
permission from the FWC
Division of Law Enforcement
to let another person transport, .
deploy or retrieve his/her traps
on a short-term basis under
certain conditions for reasons
of hardship. These rules will,
take effect next month.

Gulf red grouper
recreational bag
limit lowered
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) approved a rule that.
lowers the recreational bag
limit for red grouper in Gulf of
I TI Mexico state waters from two
oU fish daily per person to one fi -h.
The new limit takes effect in
The FWC wants to help
ensure that a 10-year rebuilding
plan for the overfished Gulf red
grouper fishery is succe sful.
The FWC expects the reduced
bag limit to result in a 30-:
percent annual reduction in
Gulf red grouper recreanlonal
Today, Florida anglers may
harvest two red grouper daily
in Gulf state waters (out to nine
nautical miles from shore).
In federal waters, which
I extend beyond state waters,
all recreational harvest of red
grouper is currently prohibited.
until Jan. 1 under a temporary
federal rule. When federal
waters reopen to red grouper
harvest in January, a one-fish
daily limit also will apply.
The recreational five-fish
daily aggregate. grouper bag
limit and the 20-inch total length
minimum size limit for red
.,grouper remain unchanged in
both state and federal waters.
IF IFor further information on
grouper management in Florida,
see myFWC.com/marine/
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to express a special
thank you to everyone
who made the parade
such a success! We
had approximately 60
entries. Thanks to the
judging team which
was Susan Carr. Angela
Hall and Diane Perry.
Thanks also to Tony
Shoemake and Pam
Skinner for helping
with the lineup! A
big thank you to the
Blountstown City
Police Department.
the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department
and the Fire
We were especially
glad to have Santa and
Mrs. Claus and hope
that they will be able
to make it again next

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Dear Santa,
i've been good all year
and here's what I crave for
Christmas. I want a Chat Now
Communicator. My mom says
they are too much so that is
the only thing I want. I think I
earned this gift because I can
pay for half of it myself. If you
need money for my gift, I'll
pay for some of it.
Sincerely, Billy Barner

Dear Santa,
I want Family Guy bendy
toys, Family Guy seasons 1,
2 and 3, and B52's CD. I also
want the King Kong game so I
can stand on the building and
demolish the biplanes on the
wing. Next, I wish for an XBox
360 so I can play Simpson's
Hit and Run. You can wreck
your car into the water during
this game. I deserve these
presents because they are
fun and exciting.
Nick Yates

Dear Santa,
I've been naughty all year
and I don't deserve presents,
but if I am good, will you bring
me in your crimson bag one
CD please? I desire a Cast-
ing Crowns CD. I deserve it
because if I get a personal
CD player, I would not have
anything to play in the CD
player. I enjoy my family most.
of all especially during Christ-
mas just because they love
me and I love them.
Rebecca Lynn Creel

Dear Santa,
I require an XBox 360 for
Christmas. The reason I want
this gift is because you can
copy songs on an XBox 360
and you can play all the 'new
games that just came out. For
example, one game is Tony
Hawk's American Wasteland.
I deserve this requirement
because I have been :mak-
ing all A's since kindergarten
through fourth grade.
Santa, if you don't know
where my house is, read the
following: My house is alabas-
ter, it is small and it's in Flori-
da. If you find my house, there
will be camel colored cookies
and snow white warm milk.
Santa, don't give my broth-
ers any presents. They have
been picking on me all year.
For example, they. hit me all
the time and rip my homework
up every time I finish it.
Your friend, B.J. Jacinto

Dear Santa,
I have been. wonderful all
year. So this is what I desire
for Christmas is a cheerlead--
ing stand, CDs like Nsik and
I deserve these because of
how loving and caring I am.
For example, I help my gram
out by vacuuming the rooms
in her beautiful house. I also
deserve these presents. be-
cause' 1.' always' make. A/B
honor rolltevery year. ':;.'

Besides getting all kinds
of presents, it is also about
spending time with family and
celebrating God's birth. Every,
year we go to my Aunt Cindy
or Samantha's house and we
eat macaroni and cheese and
green beans.
Your friend, Cassie Snipes

Dear Santa,
Do you know what I want
for Christmas of course you
do. Mymiom and dad sent you
a letter from me. Well here are
three major necessities.
First I want a chameleon.
You know those lizards that
change color. Next I want
a glass case to put him in.
Make sure it's big enough. I
will need some rocks to put
in it to. I need these because
only a chameleon will do and
I really, really want one. I al-
ways get A honor roll. Do you
know how much work that is?
Your loving fan,
Hyrum Wahlquist

Dear Santa,
I desire a..cell phone, 4-
wheeler and more fun in
school for Christmas. (I'mrn
pretty sure every kid would
like more fun in school). I de-
serve .these things because
I've made all A's on my report
card. I like celebrating Jesus'
birthday most about Christ-
Sincerely your friend,
Amrelle McGlockton

Dear Santa,.
I have been superior all
year so grab a chair and park
it. This is what I want:an XBox.
The reason I want it is one it is
good for me and two, I am like
the only guy in the world who
does not have one already.So
please, Santa, send me one.
Neil Shuler

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. And I want a DVD play-
er. The reason why is, so I
can watch my own movies in-
sted of having to ask my sis-.
ter because she always says
"no" unless Mom is there.
"Another one is an XBox.
That- reason why is so I can
play all kinds of games like
Need for Speed or Roc'um
Sock'um Kids.
Last is I want everybody to
have a wonderful Christmas.
" '' Happy Holidays, '-"
Terence Buicher *'i':

Dear Santa,
I want a karokee machine
for Christmas. I want a Game-
Boy for Christmas that is blue
and some games like Herbie
Fully Loaded and That So
Raven too. I also want some
CD's like Christmas songs
and Jessica Simpson.
This is why I deserve these
three things because I made
A/B honor roll all week.
The thing I like about
Christmas is the food be-
cause you can eat the white
cloudy mashed potatoes and
the cheesy macaroni and de-
licious smoked ham.
Sincerely your friend,
Mairssa Nesmith

Dear Santa,
The three things I hope I
get for Christmas are York-
shire Terrier puppy, this karo-
kee that has a digital camera
and some more stuff on it.
Also I desire this Herbie Fully
Loaded game.
I think I deserve these three
gifts because I have made the
A honor roll before.
The things I enjoy mostly
about Christmas is when me
and my family get together.
Sincerely your friend,
Megan Hiers

Dear Santa,
I have been good all year
and I want to tell you what I
wish to get for Christmas. The
first thing I want is new shoes.
The second thing I want is
a 150CC dirt bike. The third
thing I wish for is a boat.
The reason I deserve these
presents is because I haven't
been to the office. The sec-
ond reason is that I made A/B
honor roll.
Sincerely your friend,
Tyler Paterson

Dear Santa,
I require the following for
Christmas: tremendous pitch
black karokee with two huge
speakers, two gray micro-
phones, and an immense
screen that shows the words
on your CD.
Why [ think I deserve this
one present is all because I
have not been sent to the of-
fice. For example I don't talk
during class.
Instead.of just getting pres-.
ents, .I,enjoy giving my sister

presents. For example, I like.
to hear her open the present
which make a crackling noise
like the sound you hear when
you hold the microphones to
the speaker of the Karokee.
Sincerely, Morgan Hiers

Dear Santa,
I desire a BB gun and darts
for my blow gun. One more
thing is forrest green BB's for
my BB gun.
Next the one reason I de-
serve these is because I have
not been to the office in a
whole week. Finally I love to
get my family together during
Sincerely your friend,
Tyler Sansom

Dear Santa,
I have been very good this
year. What I want for Christ-
mas i,s three things. My first
gift I really need is some briar
pants. I really need those.
When I go hunting I get stuck
with a million thorns. Second,
I need a moped so I can drive
to my Mamaw's to get you
some cookies. Third, I ,need
a sweet cute little Jack Ter-
rier. My mom says "you do
not need a dog." Well who is
going to dig in her flower bed,
surely not me. .
Well you are probably won-
dering why I deserve these.
Well, I madeA honor roll. Most
of all I made a home run.
What I like better than
presents is' spending time
with family.
Sincerely, Carson Flowers

Dear Santa,
I have really been good this
year and here are the three
things. I want for Christmas a
black lab dog, an XBox game
and NCAA College Football
2006 and another XBox game
is NBA Live 2006.
I deserve these gifts be-
cause I have really worked
hard this.year. I've stayed on
the A honor roll all my life, but

most of all I'm. a sweet loving
What I enjoy besides get-
ting presents is being with my
family and eating my grand-
ma's cooking like her special
So Santa, I'm reallylooking
forward to this Christmas this
Sincerely your friend,
Keaton Suber

Dear Santa,
I hope for three things for
Christmas and here's what I
want: A fuffly bed and a 360
XBox and moon shoes. I
wanted for along time to get
these presents. I've been
good and I have made A/B
honor roll.
I enjoy Christmas be-
cause we get to celebrate
God's birthday and the food
is like cherry red lobsters and
mashed potatoes.
Sincerely your friend,
Blake Powell

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Chipola shines at State FACC Convention

College was one of the most
talked-about colleges at the
2005 Florida Association of
Community Colleges Annual
Convention in Tampa.
Chipola garnered numerous
honors, including two
membership awards and a
Distinguished Service Member
Award. The Chipola chapter
accepted awards for: 50% or
Better Membership and Greatest
Percentage of Employees as
Members (over 180 members).
Chipola Counselor Lindsay
Roach was honored with
the Distinguished Service
Member Award. This award
recognizes individuals who have
distinguished themselves by
or contribution to local, regional,
and state FACC endeavors and
goals. Roach has been a member
of Chipola's FACC since 1991.
He currently serves as chair
of the Scholarship Committee
which was twice named best
.scholarship program in the state
in the last four years. Under
Roach's leadership the Chipola
FACC foundation endowment
has grown to over $100,000
with the chapter awarding more
than $50,000 in scholarships.
Roach also serves FACC at
the state .level as an executive
board member of the Student
Development Commission and
as the Region 1 Representative
on the Awards Committee.
Lou Kind, Learning Resources
Technology Coordinator
and Current FACC Chapter
President, was honored as the
Chipola College Unsung Hero
for her outstanding work in the
chapter. Lillie Hamil, Public
Relations Secretary, was honored
with the Region 1 Unsung Hero
for her outstanding contributions
to the region. Alice Pendergrass,
Foundation Treasurer; Margie
Williams, Director of Continuing
Education; Sandra Harrell,
Assistant Athletic Director;
Rachel West, English Instructor;
and Joyce Traynom, Executive
Assistant to the President were
awarded LifeSaver Awards for

- Dr. Stephen Shimmel
is Chipola's Faculty/
Administrator of the month.
Shimmel has taught natural
science and math courses at
the college since 1985.

CHIPOLA SHINES AT FACC-Chipola College was one of
the most talked-about colleges at the 2005 Florida Association
of Community Colleges Annual Convention in Tampa. Chipola
Counselor Lindsay Roach was honored for his contributions
to the local, regional and state organizations with the
Distinguished Service Member Award. Pictured is FACC Chief
Operating Officer Mike Comins (right) presenting the award to



their help in regional activities.
Alice Pendergrass, 2004-
05 Chipola Chapter President,
accepted the Region 1 Chapter
of the Year Award. Evelyn Ward,
Publications Coordinator and
Region 1 Director accepted the
award for Region of the Year.
Sandra Harrell took the oath
of office as the State FACC
President. Harrell will serve
as president of the state-wide
organization in 2006-2007.
Several individuals will serve
on the Student Development
Commission Executive Board:
Mandy Suggs, Educational
Talent Search Staff Assistant,
will serve as the Public Relations
Chair; Christen Bennett,
Workforce Development Staff
Assistant, will serve as the

Region One Representative;
and Lindsay Roach will serve-
as the Corresponding Secretary/
Membership Chair.
Also attending the convention
from Chipola, were: Bud Riviere,
Judy Riviere, Gary Cook, Janet
Wise, Rebecca Davis, Dr. Gene
Prough, Chipola trustees Brenda
Taylor, Gina Stuart, Jennie
Goodman and Danny Ryals and
retired instructor Ruth Davis.
FACC is a statewide
organization open to all
employees, retirees and trustees
of Florida's 28 public community
colleges. FACC provides
professional development
opportunities for its members,
and represents the interests of
community colleges before the
Florida Legislature.


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Dear Santa,
I was excellent this year.
So I am going to tell you what
I crave this year. I really wish
for some moon shoes that
are like a trampoline. Another
thing I require is a dirt bike.
For example, I rode one and
did a wheelie and landed it.
"One more thing Santa." I
need an XBox 360.
I really deserve these gifts
because I have a good school
record and I make A's on
Why I really, really love
Christmas is because it's
God's son's birthday.
PS. I must confess, I made
a D once on my test.
Sincerely your friend,
Justin Burdick

Dear Santa,
I have been excellent this
year. I deserve all the things.
I'm about to tell you what I de-
serve for Christmas. I want a
cell phone, CDs, MP3 player
and clothes. Santa I really
want these items.
The reason I want these
items .and, deserve these
things are I've been excellent

all year, I make pretty good
grades and I'm not mean.
Those are three reasons I de-
serve these presents.
Besides getting presents
I enjoy spending time with
my family and not having to
go to school because of it.
Those are two reasons I en-
joy Christmas.
Your friend,
Byllie Murray

Dear Santa,
I have been very, very
good this year. You may have
to check your list three times
this year just to see how good
I have been.
Well, I wish to have a horse.
It really does not matter what
kind. I love horses. I used to
ride mine every where.
I really deserve it. I have A
honor roll this year too. I will
ride it everyday and tame it.
The one thing I enjoy the
most besides a horse is my
family. I hardly see them so I
miss them. I wish I could tell
you more, but we will have to
wait till Christmas.
. Sincerely your.friend, .
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by Joe Daniels
For the past couple of weeks
students at Blountstown High
School have been anxiously an-
ticipating the upcoming Christ-
mas holidays. Some families of
students and faculty have travel
plans and some just want to stay
at home and relax during the
holiday break.
Here is a sampling of what
our plans and wishes are for the
Christmas 2005 holiday season:
*Max Herndon plans to
go to Grandma's house and
wants a high powered rifle.
*Kayla Arrant is head-
ing to Tennessee and is just

Gallagher announces

stricter requirements for

reporting insurance fraud

Gallagher, Florida's chief
financial officer, announced
that department rules outlining
stricter requirements for
insurance companies to report
insurance fraud will soon be in
place. In the wake of multiple
hurricanes, Gallagher directed
the Department of Financial
Services' Division of Insurance
Fraud (DIF) to tighten reporting
requirements and enhance
penalties for failure to report.
insurance fraud.
"Insurance -fraud forces
Florida families to pay more
in premiums than necessary,"
Gallagher said. "With explicit
rules and stiff fines in place, there
will be no excuses for failing to
report fraud."
Florida law requires insurance
companies to report insurance
fraud but does not provide clear
guidance for when and what to
report when an insurance claim
is considered suspicious.
Under the rules Gallagher
is promulgating, insurance
companies would be required
*Refer fraudulent claims
directly and electronically to
*Detail the process they have
in place for identifying and
referring suspicious claims,
*Establish minimum standards
for training employees in anti-
fraud efforts,
*Update their insurance fraud
plans every three years, and
*Give DIF authority to order
insurers to revise unacceptable
Fraud plans.
Gallagher is also pushing
for legislation in the upcoming
legislative session to fine
insurance companies up to
$50,000 for failing to implement
insurance fra id plans and timely
report fraud.

The rule will be considered at
a public hearing next month.
To date, DIF has opened
more than 120 investigations of
hurricane-related fraud. More
than 30 suspects have been
arrested for insurance fraud
following the 2004 hurricanes,
and eight have been convicted.
In the last five years, Florida
has led the nation in insurance
fraud arrests and convictions,
according to the Coalition
Against Insurance Fraud.
"We. need to continue
aggressively rooting out fraud
that financially impacts Florida's
families," Gallagher said.
The rules are available on
the FLDFS web site at www.
As a statewide elected officer of
the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial
Officer Tom Gallagher oversees the
Department of Financial Services,
a multi-division state agency
responsible for management of
state funds and unclaimed property,
assisting consumers who request
information and, help related to
financial services, and investigating
financialfraud. Gallagher also serves
as the State Fire Marshal.

County and hopes to get a
new horse trailer.
nCatie Proper plans on
wrestling to open the pres-
ents under the tree.
*Tillman Morris is going to
watch the Gators and wants
an XBOX 360.
*Caroline Van Lierop asks
Santa to bring her a DVD
Camcorder and is most likely
staying home.
S*Mrs. Rhonda Marshall
wants hugs and kisses from
her sweet daughter Gra-
cie and for her family to be
healthy in 2006.
*Mrs. Teresa Brantley-Curl
wants a new house, and if
Santa brings her one, that is
where she'll be going!
*Haley Bozeman said that
she wants a new Ferbie.
*Mrs. Sonya Capps is
staying home, and like all
beauty queens, wants world
*Umair Farooqi is going to
New York City and is looking
for a million dollars under his
*Amanda Senterfitt is stay-
ing at the house and wishes
this Christmas for a visit from
Hayden Christiansan.
*And finally our intern Ms.
Georgia White says that she
is going to her nanny's house
and would like a 6' 2" dark
blue-eyed doctor for Christ-

Eighth grade essay contest
by Sarah Shelton
Mrs. Sewell's 8th grade U.S. history class recently competed in the
Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. Twenty-three
students competed in the Chipola Chapter of DAR and were judged
by two anonymous English teachers from Altha public school.
The students had to write a 600-1000 word essay on the prompt,
"Benjamin Franklin: More than a Revolutionary." The top five essay
winners sent to Chipola were Emily Brooks, Brett Floyd, Kayla
Curran, Candace Shelton, and Stephanie Mayo. Emily Brooks and
Brett Floyd will be. receiving special awards from Chipola within
the next few weeks.:

BHS students share some of their Christmas wishes

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Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals
Lunch: Chicken nuggets, maca-
roni with cheese, green peas,
fresh fruit, corn bread.

Lunch: Pizzawith cheese, French-
Ifried potatoes, corn-on-the cob,
fruit cup, cookie.

Lunch: Hot dog on bun, chips,
Baby carrots, banana, cookie.

Lunch: Corn dog, chips, apple,
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A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.

Breakfast Chilledfruit, cheese
grits, cinnamon crunch cof-
Lunch: Fried chicken, mashed
potatoes with gravy, broccoli
and cheese, corn bread.
Breakfast Pineapple tidbits,
ready-to-eat cereal, peanut
butter toast.
Lunch: Hotdogs on buns, mac-
aroni and cheese, cole slaw,
potato rounds with catsup.

Dec. 19 thru
Jan. 6
All menus are subject to change
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happy to spend time with her
*Cappi Long wants a front
clip for his Blazer and to
spend more time with his girl-

*Ryan Abbott is staying
home and wants a medium
cheese pizza with a Coke.
*Autumn Veazey is going
to her sister's house and is
hoping to get a puppy.
*Kimberly Clemons is go-
ing to South Africa, and for a
present, she would like world
*Kristen Baker is going
skiing and wants items from
Bath & Body Works.
*Dan Leonard is staying
around the house and wants
to kill a 12 point deer.
*Jeffrey Stewart is just hap-
py to be out of school.
*Staci Pittman is staying
home in order to meet her
Christmas wish guest, Paul
*Arris Cimino is staying
home and wants Santa to
give him straight As.
*Ashley Whitfield says that
she is going to enjoy Calhoun

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wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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closed the day

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Chipola College returns to

good standing with SACS

College president Dr. Gene
Prough on Dec. 6 reported that
the college has been affirmed in
good standing with the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools (SACS), the regional
accrediting body which oversees
all public community colleges
in the southeast. The decision
was announced during the
Commission on Colleges annual
meeting in Atlanta.
"Chipola College is a fine
college with an excellent
reputation," said Prough. "I
am so proud of the work our
employees put forth during this
process. We are very glad to
move past this challenge as we
focus our energy on providing
opportunities for our students."-
A Special Committee visited
the college in September : to
evaluate the college's response
to recommendations concerning
the college's bachelor's degree
programs in Secondary Math
and Science Education. Gail
Hartzog, Associate Dean. of
Development and Planning,
said the visiting committee
agreed that Chipola College
had responded appropriately
to all recommendations. In the
exit report, visiting members
stated, "Chipola College has a
rich history of service as a Level
I institution to its service area
and enjoys a salutary allegiance
from internal constituencies of
staff, faculty, and students and
from external constituencies
of board members and civic/
community leaders." Visiting
members expressed appreciation
for "effective and thorough

preparation on the part of the
college, includingthe informative
documents, hospitality and
the open and candid exchange
experienced in the interviews."
Chipola College changed
its-name from Chipola Junior
College in 2003 in order to begin
offering four-yeardegrees. SACS
granted Chipola permission
to change from a Level -I
community college to a Level
II bachelor's degree-granting
institution in June of 2003. In
JanuarN of 2004, 14 students
were admitted to Chipola's
Secondary Education program.
Seven have graduated and are
currently employed as certified
teachers. The.college currently
has a 100 percent passing rate
on the State Teachers' Exam and
100 percent job placement.
The college was placed on
probation by SACS after Chipola
officials reported state funding for
the Bachelor's, degree. program
in the amount of $1.2 million,
which had been promised during
the regular session of the 2003
Florida Legislature. Because
of budget changes during
that year's special session,
Chipola's appropriation was cut
significantly. College officials

reported the shortfall to SACS
immediately, but the response
was deemed inadequate and the
college was placed on probation
for one year.
In December, 2004, SACS
issued several recommendations
for Chipola officials to address.
Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Vice
President for Academic and
Student Services, spearheaded
a task force to act upon the
recommendations. Dr.Clemmons
said, "I believe Chipola College
is a stronger institution after
having gone through this
process. SACS challenged us
to examine the ethical culture
of the college, and I believe our
employees rose to the challenge.
Clemmons also led a special

effort to evaluate the ethical
climate of the college: College
administrators formulated an
Ethics and Compliance Program
to guide college employees in
decision-making. The committee
also established a process for
reporting ethical concerns to the
college's Ethics and Compliance
Chipola College was
established in 1947. The college
has maintained continuous
accreditation with the SACS
since 1957.
Chipola serves the counties
of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson,
Liberty and Washington. A
total of 6,000 students enroll
in academic, workforce
development and continuing
education courses each school
For information about Chipola
College, visit www.chipola.edu,
or phone 526-2761.

International pianist to play Chipola Theatre

MARIANNA-The Chipola
Artist Series presents pianist
Nadejda Vlaeva Tuesday, Jan.
17, 2006, in the Chipola College
Vlaeva was born in Sofia,
Builgaria,and began playing piano
at age five. She has:performed
in concerts internationally,
giving solo recitals in Bulgaria,
Russia, Slovakia, Hungary. The
Netherlands, Spain, England,
Canada, Barbados and in the
She also has appeared as
a soloist with the Budapest
Symphony, the Calgary
Philharmonic, The Capella
Istropolitana in Slovakia, the
Edinburgh Symphony and. with
various orchestras in Bulgaria
and Holland.
Included among her major
awards are the First Prize
and Gold Medal at the Liszt
competition in Lucca, Italy; and
the Yamaha Award for the best
interpretation of Brahms, in
Weimar. Vlaeva gave her New
York debut in the Carnegie Weill
Recital Hall in the year 2000.
"%Tickts a're-12 for" adults arid'

$8 for ages 18 and under. Tickets
go on sale Jan. 3 in' the Chipola
Business Office.
The Core Ensemble will
present "Tres Vidas" April 3 in
the final offering of the 2005-06
Artist Series.
The series is funded through
. Chipola's Performing Arts Fund,

with- grants from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the
Southern Arts Federation, the
Florida Division of Cultural
Affairs, the Chipola Regional
Arts Association and corporate
For ticket information, callthe
Business Office at 718-2220.

Prepare now for spring registration

for the Spring Semester at
Chipola College is Jan. 3 for
returning students and Jan. 4
for new students. Classes begin
Jan. 5.
Chipola's open-door policy
allows any -student with a high
school diploma to enroll after
completing an application and
providing high school or college
Chipola offers college credit
courses .during the day and
evening, and also online and
through independent study.
The college awards the
Associate in Arts (AA) degree
which guarantees' acceptance
to.Florida's public universities-

Chipola also offers bachelor's
degree programs in Secondary
Education with majors in
Mathematics or Science.
Chipola 'also offers several
Associate in Science (AS)
programs, as well as a number
of Workforce Development
programs which provide training
for high wage jobs.
Chipola's University Center
provides opportunities for
students to pursue a number of
bachelor's and graduate degrees
from FSU, UWF and Troy on
the Chipola campus.
For more-information, call
the Chipola Registration Office
at 718-2211, or visit Chipola on
the web at www.chipolaedu. :-



It you were one of
the Wise Men, what
gift would you bring
the haby Jesus?
I would give Jesus a new
star. A star for peace, love,
and hope. Baby Jesus needs
a gift because it is his birth-
day and it is Christmas.
Chelsea Gowan

I would bring clothes, gold,
a camel, and a box.
Lee Hambright

I'll bring him a pile of hay
because he may be cold.
-Zack Haney

If I were one of the wise
men, I would bring baby Je-
sus a pot of gold.
-Ben Harger

I would bring baby Jesus
a beautiful charm necklace
that has a flower diamond. I
would bring him that because
then he will remember me.
Christin Henderson

I would give him a golden
pacifier so he will stop crying.
Skye Hoover

I would give everything
from gold to silver to food and
water and so much more.
S- Dana Keith

I would probably bring
some food and water, some
clothes, love, hope, excite-
ment, joy, a nice blanket.
Rebecca Ann Montenieri

Maybe I would give him
clothes because.he might run
out or maybe a blanket be-
*cause it might get cold.
Tristen Pullam

Some clothes, because
they need clothes out there.
Some people don't know how
global warmth and coldness
affects people.
Jabe Rosier

I would bring the gold to
baby Jesus so he could buy
stuff with it like food and other
stuff. Gavin Sansom

I would bring him gold, sil-
ver, crib, food, clothes, and a
cradle. That's what I would
bring baby Jesus if I was one
of the Wise Men.
J.D. Sellers

I would give baby Jesus
blankets. Taylor Shuler

I would bring baby Jesus
clothes because he would
need them.
-Breanna White

I enjoy spending time with
my family and waking every-
body up in the morning.
Lee Hambright

Serving Jesus and God,
because that's when Jesus'
birthday and is.
Zack Haney

Being with my family.
Ben Harger

I enjoy celebrating Jesus'
birthday and spending time
with my family.
Christin Henderson

I enjoy being with my fam-
ily and doing decorations.
Skye Hoover

My family gets together and
visits. I play with the children
in my familyall day long.
Dana Keith

Spending time with my
family, putting up my Christ-
mas tree, singing with the
family, putting lights up on
the tree and .outside the
Rebecca Ann Montenieri

Gathering around with fam-
ily, decorating the Christmas
tree, and just enjoying Jesus'
Tristen Pullam

Spending time with my
family, pet, and the wildlife.
Jabe Rosier

I enjoy going to Funstation
at 10:00 AM and leaving at
5:00 PM. It is fun.
Gavin Sansom

Besides getting

presents, what do I like spending time with
you enjoy most my family and I like put-
about Christmas? ting up decorations with my
,I love to celebrate Jesus' grandma. I also like to put
birthday, and to remember up a Christmas tree with my
,,wben Jesus -was, born. .grandma.
'... '-'Cdi, seGowani ;. D. -Sellers

What I enjoy most about
Christmas is that you get to
spend time with your family.
It is not all about getting pres-
ents. I also like the feeling
you get when you give some-
body else a present. Their
face just lights up.
Taylor Shuler

I enjoy spending time with
my family. Because of my
family I do not get to see
Breanna White

Name three gifts
that you hope to
get for Christmas
and why do you
think you deserve
these gifts?
I would like a golf cart, a
lap top computer and a cell
phone. I deserve them be-
cause I have worked hard
this year.
Chelsea Gowan

A video game, CD, and an-
other Browning jacket. I de-
serve these because I think
I've been good.
Lee Hambright

Shadow the hedgehog
game, Dragon Ball Z, Budikia
3 game. I deserve them be-
cause I really love games.
Zack Haney

Robo rapter, Magnetix
case, and fire fly communica-
tor. I deserve these because
I try to respect my parents.
Ben Harger

The first gift is a horse, the
second gift is a puppy and the
third gift is a computer. I de-
serve these because I have
been good all year.
Christin Henderson

I hope that I will get a ro-
boraptor, robopet, and a chat
.nowi communicator. because

/ Students in
Linda Bontrager's
fourth grade class
at Hosford School
share a few



I think that I was good all
year. Skye Hoover

I would like a four wheeler,
a pet gerbil, and my very own
lap top computer. I should
get these things because I
clean up everything.
Dana Keith

I hope I will get a stuffed an-
imal, horse, and a little Jack
Russell terrier. The reason I
think I deserve these things
is because I have been nice
to my family.
Rebecca Ann Montenieri

Snow globe, skating
shoes, an outfit. I think I de-
serve these gifts because I
feel like I have been good all
year. Tristen Pullam

Love, more wildlife, and to
spend more time with them.
The reason I should get these
is because I respect them.
-Jabe Rosier:

I would like to get a new
Play Station 2, a game called
ATV Offroad Furry 2, and a
big remote control car that
goes 7 MPH. I deserve
these gifts because I was on
my best behavior all year.
Gavin Sansom

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Saturdays..........9 a.m. til Noon.

The first thing I would like
for Christmas is a chat now
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thing is a PS2 game, Dukes
of Hazzard, Return of the
General Lee. The third thing
I would like is a roboraptor.
The reason I think I should get
these presents is I make good
grades and do my chores.
J.D. Sellers

I hope to get a saddle for
my horse. The reason is I
have been waiting for one for
years. The next thing I need
for Christmas is a bridle for a
horse because I have been
nice. The last thing I want is
a halter because I have been
doing extra chores.
Taylor Shuler

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USDA-NRCS and your local Board of County

Commissioners are making the roads safer

The United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA)-Natural
Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) entered into coopera-
tive agreements with Calhoun,
Liberty, Gulf, & Franklin Coun-
ty Commissioners to restore and
protect storm damaged roads
in the local area, through the
Emergency Watershed Program
Over the past 12 years, NRCS
has obligated approximately
$12 million of EWP funds, to
stabilize erosion on local roads
in Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, &
Franklin Counties. NRCS pro-
vides cost-share funding to the
local governments (county/
city)* through the USDA-NRCS
Emergency Watershed Program.
To be eligible for EWP, erosion
on local roads must be linked to
a storm event (such as a tropical
storm, hurricane, flood, or tor-
nado), Local governments, such
as your Board of County Com-
missioners, submit sites to the
NRCS office in Blountstown.
Sites are evaluated. If EWP
funds are available and sites are
eligible, then they are funded at
75% federal cost-share. The lo-
cal government or county is re-
sponsible for the remaining 25%

of the construction-cost. NRCS
allows the county to provide
in-kind services (in the form of
engineering, contracting, admin-
istration, hauling dirt and debris,
and traffic control) to meet the
local obligation.
Twelve EWP sites, from Hur-
ricane Ivan, have recently been
completed in Calhoun County
(NRCS funding $3,820,000),
and two sites in Liberty Coun-
ty (NRCS funding $368,660).
Completed EWP sites in
Calhoun County include NE
Ocheesee Landing Rd:, NE Lee
Farm Rd., NE Jody Fields Rd.,
NE Bailey Cemetery Rd., NE
Troy McCroan Rd., NE Flat-
woods Rd. (2 sites), NE Calvin
Martin Rd., NE Shorty Segers
Rd., SW Silas Green Rd., Char-
lie Anders Ditch, and Stafford
Creek. Completed EWP sites in
Liberty County include County
Road 67/Fox Creek and County
Road 12/Rowlett Creek.
Typically, EWP sites are lo-
cated on local roads where they
cross creeks & ditches. This
year one EWP site included the
removal of tornado debris from
Stafford Creek. The debris was
removed to reduce the threat of
flooding to local homes, and re-

Jody Fields Road

store the natural flow of the wa-
tershed (site located on hwy. 69,
north of Blountstown).
Twelve additional EWP sites
in Calhoun County (NRCS fund-
ing $1,240,000) and 4 EWP sites
in Gulf County (NRCS funding
$895,000) will soon be under
construction from the March
31st Storm. Approved sites in
Calhoun County are CR 274
West (3 sites), Bailey Cemetery
Rd., Shuman Ferry Rd., Alfred
Sheldon Rd., Felix Flanders Rd.,
Turkey Pen Pond Rd., Apache
Rd., Melvin New Grade, CR 1,
and CR5. Approved EWP sites
in Gulf County include 1 site on
Old Bay City Rd., and 3 sites on
CR 381.
Traditionally, USDA-NRCS
(formally known as the Soil Con-
servation Service) works with
programs (Environmental Qual-
ity Incentives Program, Wild-

life Habitat Incentives Program,
Conservation Reserve Program,
Forestry Incentives Program,
Wetland Reserve Program, Con-
servation Security Program,
Resource Conservation & De-
velopment, Grassland Reserve
Program, etc.) where the agency
enters into contracts or agree-
ments with landowners, land
users, groups (Indian Tribes),
and local governments. The lo-
cal NRCS office works with the
Chipola River SWCD (Calhoun
& Liberty), the Tupelo SWCD
(Gulf County), and the Franklin
SWCD (Franklin County) to set
priorities and provide services to
the local area. Since the-1930's,
we have been working with farm-
ers to reduce erosion on cropland
and pastureland. This has been
done by encouraging farmers
to apply conservation practices
such as conservation crop rota-
tion, strip-tillage, winter cover
crop, terraces, prescribed graz-
ing, and grass and tree planting
practices. Cost-share dollars are
often available for implement-
ing conservation practices. For
most Farm Bill Programs, sign-
ups are traditionally continuous,
with December 15th watching
period deadlines.

USDA-NRCS would like
to thank The Board of County
Commissioners and The Soil &.
Water Conservation Districts in
Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, & Frank-
lin Counties, for making the
Emergency Watershed Program
a success in the local area. Also,
we would like to thank Sonny
O'Bryan, Angie Smith, Ronnie
Stone (Calhoun County), Rob-
ert Hill, Sammy Hanna, Sammy
Singletary (Liberty), Don But-
ler, Lynn Stephens (Gulf), Allen
Pierce, Mark Curenton (Frank-
lin), Prebble Rish Engineering,
and others involved, for their
contributions to the success of
the program.
USDA-NRCS offices are
located throughout the United
States. The Blountstown office
serves Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf,
and Franklin counties, and is.
located at 17413 NW Leonard
Street, Blountstown, Florida
32424. The office is staffed by
Brian McGraw (District Conser-
vationist) and Cathy Davis (Soil
& Water Conservation District
Secretary). For more informa-
tion concerning USDA-NRCS
call 674-8271 or Web site at


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Minutes from the Nov. 10 Liberty Co. Commission meeting

Official minutes fom the Lirty County
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The meeting was called to
order by Crlaizrman John T. Sand-
ers. Present at the meeting were
commissioners Dexter Barber,
Albert Butcher, Jim Johnson, L.B.
Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk
Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Pastor Myrna
The Pledge of Allegiance was
led by all the Veterans present at
the meeting.
Motion to approve the minutes of
the regular meeting held Oct. 6 and
special meetings held Oct. 13 and
17, 2005 was made by Johnson,
seconded by Arnold and carried.
Pastor Myrna Carnley request-
ed road closure for the Christmas
parade on Dec. 10 from 4:30 to
6 p.m. from the Veterans Park to
Hwy. 12 North to Hwy. 20 going
east to the high school on Myers
Ann St., then to Harrell Street
west to the football field parking
lot. Motion to approve this request
was made by Arnold, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Public hearing on Ordinance
#05-06 concerning disorderly con-
duct was held. Motion to approve
Ordinance #05-06 was made by
Arnold, seconded by Johnson and
Public hearing on Ordinance
#05-07 to combine garbage and
water billing. Motion to approve
Ordinance #05-07 was made by
Arnold, seconded by Barber and
Supervisor of Elections Marcia
Wood presented the re-districting

maps. Motion to approve was made
by Barber, seconded by Butcher,
carried by Sanders. Arnold and
Johnson voted against the mo-
Matt Carpenter with Preble
Rish Engineers gave the board
an update. He said that the NRCS
04-05 projects on 67, CR 12 have
been finished. Motion to approve
the NRCS CR 12 change order
was made by Arnold, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Motion to approve the notice to
proceed on the Danny Black Road
with C.W. Roberts was made by
Butcher, seconded by Barber and
Sammy Hanna told the board
.that the paving of the Bluff Creek
Road is complete. We saved
$200,000 by doing this ourselves.
The board said to put 25 mph signs
up on this road.
Sammy Hanna recommended
that the board hire Jeffery Patter-
son to replace Billy Hobby. Motion
to hire Jeffery Patterson was made
by Arnold, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Tony Arrant presented. Resolu-
tion #05-23 re-designating the
enterprise zone. Motion to approve
this resolution was made by Barber,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
The chairman signed the packet
on the enterprise zone.
Tony Arrant will draft the interlo-
cal agreement with the City of
Bristol concerning the enterprise
Tony Arrant said that ARPC will
help us draw up an agreement with
the School Board concerning a DCA
grant in the amount of $18,314.79.

Motion to approve the contract
in the amount of $18,314.79 was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Clerk Robert Hill presented a
DCA technical assistance grant
on growth management for the
amount of $15,000. The board will
spend more time on this before
they make a decision.
Brenda Clay recommended
that the board place Darrell Enfin-
ger, Dixie R. Grande, and John
Flowers in a full-time position with
Liberty Transit. Motion to approve
was made by Arnold, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Brenda Clay also told the board
that they would be having a Se-
nior Citizens Food Drive for the
Motion to approve the Emergen-
cy Management Tri-State Resolu-
tion #05-24 was made by Johnson,
seconded by Barber and carried.
Motion to approve donating a
generator from Emergency Man-
agement to the City of Bristol was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Stephen Ford talked with the
board about the Wireless 911 grant
in the amount of $394,631. $15,685
would be used for a 911 generator.
Motion to approve this grant was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Butcher.and carried.
Jim Cook with G.T. Communica-
tions has presented a proposal for
the wireless board in the amount
of $378,946. The board said that
Stephen Ford needs to get a com-
mittee to look at the options and
then make a recommendation to
the board for a decision.

The board approved payment to
Jessica McClendon of $50 includ-
ing benefits bi-weekly to be paid
from the 911 budget for her work
done for 911.
Stephen Ford told the board
that he has been unable to make
road signs because the supplies
to make the signs have not been
The board told Ben Guthrie to
proceed with the rate increase for
the ambulance.
Motion to advertise for bids on
an uninterruptible power source
supply for 911 was made by John-
son, seconded by Butcher and
The board told Larry Shuler to
resume work on the renovation of
the library in Hosford.
The board also said for Larry
Shuler to start on the Rock Bluff
Fire Department 32 x 60 building.
Motion to advertise for bids for
poles and tin roof was made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to approve $850,000
DCA courthouse facilities grant
was made by Johnson, seconded

by Butcher and carried.
Motion to hire Rachel Revell
as Office Manager for the County
Extension Office as per Monica
Brinkely's recommendation was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Barber and carried.
County Extension Agent Monica
Brinkley said that we needed to
address the cogon grass issue in
Liberty County.
Motion to pay the bills was made
by Butcher, seconded by Barber
and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made
by Johnson, seconded by Barber
and carried.

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ACtia Christmas Parade

Folks in Altha gathered for a colorful Christmas parade
Saturday, watching as beauty queens, school groups, scouts
and many other community members turned up to show their
holiday spirit. Santa, shown at left, had an especially busy
day. taking part in three parades in Calhoun and Liberty
counties. BELOW LEFT: The streets were full of candy
after a long line of floats traveled along State Road 71
Saturday. Among those scooping up lots of the
sweet stuff was two-year-old Kerrigan Hollis and
her cousins, Josie Hall, five, and seven-year-old
Ion. Kerrigan is the daughter of Russell and
Angie Hall; Josie and Jaylon's parents are
Richard and Leanna Hall, all of Altha.
pulling the Waldroff Dairy Float
had a hood ornament that was
hard to miss a giant
wooden cow cutout.

ABOVE: A family enjoys a ride on an old-fashioned buckboard. RIGHT: Nine-year-old
Anthony Wyrick peeks out from under a helmet while riding in the Nettle Ridge Fire
Department ire truck withlis dad, Dari-Wyrick, behind the wheel. .



BLOUNTSTOWN William "Bill" Jones Jr.,
65, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10 at his home.
He was born in West Monroe, LA and had lived in
Calhoun County for the past 15 years. He was of
the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the Korean
War serving in the U.S. Navy as a Sea-Bee.
Survivors include his best friend and companion
for over 24 years, Sandra Hoffmaster of
Blountstown; one son, Rick Eyler of Elmore City,
OK; one daughter, Cheryl Stiles of Taylor, Texas;
a sister, Flora Mae Childers of San Antonio, Texas;
four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;
special friends, Buddy Dickerson, Mary Williams,
Brandice Kitchen and Terry Vincent.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 13 from
Adams Funeral Home Chapel with military honors.
Cremation followed.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the

BRISTOL Henry M.-Harrington, 83, passed
away Dec. 12, 2005. He was a native of Fairhaven,
MA and moved from Fort Myers to Bristol in 2005.
He retired after many years from the Sunbeam Bread
baking company in New Bedford, MA. He was a
highly decorated veteran of the U.S. Army during
World War II.
Survivors include his wife of seven years, Hazel
Harrington of Bristol; a daughter, Carol Correia of
Tampa; a granddaughter, Darlene Harrington of
Bridgewater, MA; a brother, Leighton Harrington
of Buzzards Bay, MA; a sister, Margery Soloman
of New Bedford, MA; two nephews, Leighton Har-
rington Jr. of Buzzards Bay and.Ernest Rondeau of
A family service will be held at Acushnet Cem-
etery in Acushnet.
Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee is in charge
of the arrangements.

Dept. of Health reminds CNAs

that it's certificate renewal time

da Department of Health (DOH),
in cooperation with the Florida
Association of Nurse Assistants,
Florida Health Care Association,
Florida Association of Homes
for the Aging, Florida Hospital
Association, Florida Hospices
and Palliative Care, Inc. and the
Associated Home Health Indus-
tries of Florida, would like to re-
mind the state's certified nursing
assistants (CNAs) to complete
their certificate renewal process
by December 31, 2005. Renewal
forms were mailed to the address
of record and should have been
received no later than mid-Octo-
ber. If a CNAhas not receive ed a
form, they should call 850-488-,
0595. As of December 8, 2005,
nearly 50% of the estimated
90,000 active CNAs expected to
renew have done so.
The CNA renewal form and a



$25 renewal fee must be received
by DOH before Dec. 31, 2005,
or the certificate will become de-
linquent and the CNA will not be
able to practice in Florida. After
Jan. 1. 2006. the renc\ al fee and
delinquency fee total -$45. Cer-
tificates not renewed will go null
and void on July 1, 2006, and the
CNA will have to apply to take
the CNA examination again to
obtain a new certificate.
CNAs that were newly certi-
fied on or after NMh 16, 2005,
do not need to renew this year
and have been issued a new cer-
tificate \\ ith an e\piratlon date of
Dec. 31, 2007.
SCNAs that mail in therenewal
form and fees by December 3-lst

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Community Blood Center would like to congratulate James
Krieger for winning the Oak Finish Storage Cabinet donated
by Farmers Furniture during a recent blood drive. Shown from
left to right are Roxy Ballard (Area Blood Drive Coordinator).
James Krieger (donor winner), and Jarod Penland (Farmers
Furniture). For information on how your business or group can
schedule a SCBC bloodmobile drive, contact Roxy Ballard at
526-4403 or emnail to Rballard@scbcinfo.org. .

can continue to work and should
receive their new certificates by
the end of January. DOH is ex-
pecting a large number of renew-
als in the last week of the year,
so applying early will prevent
any delays in processing.
CNAs can keep updated by
enrolling in the Board Web
Forum at http://forum.doh.
state.fl.u/-TMQ\ntiising or by
checking the CN.A \eb page at
cna/cna_home.html. If they
have questions. the\ can contact
the CNA Registry via email at
MQA_CNA. (do'h.tate.fl.us, or
via phone at (850) 245-4567.
DOH's Division of Medical
Quality Assurance licenses and
regulates CNAs and the state's
other health care practitioners
and facilities. MQA, in conjunc-
tion with 22 boards and 6 coun-
cils, regulates six types of facili-
ties and more than 40 health care
prolfessions. MQA evaluates
the credentials of all applicants
for licensure, issues licenses,
analyzes and investigates com-
plaints, inspects facilities, as-
sists in prosecuting practice act
violations, combats unlicensed
activity and provides creden-
tial and discipline history about
licensees to the public. Visit
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s -m Gardening tips for the winter

December is a busy time
with the holidays and that
leaves precious little time for
gardening. However, there is
still plenty to do in the southern
garden and landscape.
There is still time to plant
many cold-hardy annuals
including carnations, foxglove,
flowering kale and cabbage,
pansy, petunias, Shasta daisy
and snapdragon. These cool
season bloomers flower more
profusely, and over a longer
time, if set out during the fall
and early winter, rather than
early spring. And don't worry
about the cold, these hold up
well during our brief, winter
frosts and freezes.
If you still have pentas,
ixora, heather or other cold-
sensitive perennials, you may
want to root a few cuttings.
Extremely low temperatures

by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

can kill these cold-sensitive
perennials. These can be
rooted, potted and held until
spring just as insurance against
a killing freeze.
Fruit trees are now available
at many garden centers.
Be sure to select your fruit'
trees carefully.. Success in
growing fruits in our area is
very dependent on choosing
varieties that are adapted to
our region. Homeowners
who select the wrong cultivar
will fail regardless of how
much care and attention they
Most deciduous fruit trees
require accumulated exposure
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their winter dormancy in order
to grow and fruit the following
spring. This requirement is
specific for each cultivar and
is referred to as its chilling
requirement. Chill hours are
the number of accumulated
hours below 45 degrees F.
Coastal areas in the Florida
Panhandle will receive
approximately 400 chilling
hours. More northern areas
in the Panhandle counties
will typically receive 600 to
650 chill hours. Common
cultivars grown in more
northern climates are too high
in chilling requirement to be
grown successfully in Florida.
Only those cultivars adapted to
Florida's mild winter climate
should be considered.
This time of year, only the
cold hardiest of vegetables
should be planted. Among
those that can be planted now
are beets, broccoli, cabbage,
carrots, Chinese cabbage, kale,
kohlrabi, leek, mustard, onions,
parsley and radish. Once
established, these vegetables
grow and produce during the
winter and early spring, with
little risk of loss due to low
Lawns also require some
attention through the winter.
Don't put away the lawn mower
quite yet. If you have sown
ryegrass seed, begin mowing
the "over seeded" lawn as
soon as it is tall enough to be
If you are thinking about
sodding, you may want to wait
until spring. Recently sodded
grasses can be expected to be
more severely damaged by
intense cold. By delaying
the planting of warm-season
grasses until spring you
decrease your chance of winter
SEvenr though our permanent
warm-season grasses are
slowing down and preparing to
go dormant, be sure to monitor
the soil moisture. Too much
water during the winter can
be a problem. But since roots
continue to live throughout the
winter, the grass does require
some water. Dormant grass
should receive water every ten
to fourteen days either through
rainfall or irrigation.
Theresa Friday is the
Residential Horticulture
Extension Agent for Santa
Rosa County. The use of trade
names, if used in this article,
is solely for the purpose of
providing specific information.
It is not a guarantee, warranty,
or endorsement of the product
name(s) and does not signifyj
that they are ,approved to the :-
exclusion of others.



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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon
Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.

Dinette set, table with four chairs
including center insert, food proces-
sor and six brown stoneware plates,
all for $45; table full of assorted
items for flea market or yard sale,
come look and make offer. Call
379-8111. 12-14,12-21
Ruger 10/22 with scope, ring and
base, $150. Call 674-1617.
12-14, 12-21
Infant swing and bassinet, Winnie
The Pooh theme, both in excellent
condition. Swing, $20 and bassinet,
$60. Call 379-3264. 12-14; 12-21
Craftsman band saw, 12 inch,
good condition, $225 or best of-
fer; Craftsman drill press, variable
speed, $225 or best offer; parts
washer, $125 or best offer. Call
12-14, 12-21
Two couches, blue, $75 each or
both for$140; free 10 ft. mesh satel-
lite dish with actuator, come and get
it. Call 643-2626, leave message.
12-14, 12-21
Magnetic sign machine, valued
at over $3,000, will sell for $1,500;
new Christmas items, will trade for
chest of drawers or whatever or will
sell cheap. Call 674-6142.
12-4, 12-21
Fireplace logs for propane gas, like
new, used one season, work great,
$200 or best offer. Call 670-1688 or
350-0585, leave message.
Canon A-1 35mm camera with
50mm fl:4 lens in very good con-
dition, enjoy professional quality
photographs with this camera for
the holidays, $229; Canon AE-1 35
mm student camera with 50mm f1:8
lens, ready for the student in the
family, a great beginners camera
or family camera for the holidays
and every other day of the year,
don't pass this up at $119; Nikon
N2000 Body, $125; Nikon EM Body,
$69; Micro-Nikkor55mm 1:2.8 lens,
$125; Sunpak auto DX8R thyristor,
flash ring works with Micro-Nikkor
and other lens, $85; Vivitar 283
auto thyristor flash for any 35mm
camera (bounce flash head), $45;
Yashica LM, medium format twin
lens camera,: $59. Call 508-7084.
.12-14, 12-21

Free pine straw, raked and piled.
Call 643-5396. 12-14,12-21

Bunkbed, wrought iron and cherry
wood, comes with the mattresses,
$150. Call 674-8378, leave mes-
sage. 12-14,12-21

Rainbow vaccuum, rebuilt motor,
all attachments, $340. Call 762-
8812. 12-14,12-21

Wedding gown, size 6 wil
andveil,$400 orbestoffer.(
4246 or 272-4197.

LP gas tank, 250 gallons;
hot water heater. Call 643

Nokia Tracfone, like new
prepaid minutes, no cont
phone, paid $149 for 300
plus $35 for Nokia phone, h
minutes left on phone. Will s
package for $100. Call 67
leave message.

Couch, green, less than tv
old, paid $800 brand new
$200. Call 643-4267.

Portable playpen has nic
plays music and vibrate
changing table and bassi
attach to playpen. All fold
fit into a carrying case. Bra
never used, $50; deluxe Ju
bouncy seat, plays music a
up, toys attached, fourheigl
ments, paid $60, asking
size crib, like new, $50. C
8954 after 1 p.m.

Wooden ladder, six ft., $l1
en microwave cart, $50; wist
planter, $20; apple trash I
small microwave, $15; podii
Ventura acoustic guitar Arr
Call 762-2113.

Krazy Kar, the original ric
brand new, still in box, for
up to 70lbs., $60. Call 671

Outdoor door with glass, s
32 inch, insulated, used at
months. neverbeen outdoc
weather, has ceal good br
set, $85. Call 762-3266.

Buckshot climbing tree stand,
used very little, $200. Call 379-
8512. 12-7,12-14

Cabinets, 4 x 4, buy six and get
the seventh one free or $50 each.
Call 674-6142. 12-7,12-14

Propane gas heater, Model
CGR18P, vent free, three burner,
brand new, never used, 18,000
BTU, $99. Call 762-3266 or email at
retired2@gtcom.net. 12-7,12-14

Teaktable and chairs, needs some
minor repairs, free, come and pick
up. Call 762-3108. 12-7,12-14

12- 1214 Computer monitor, Emac
inch, flat screen, new in I
with 220 Call 643-5551 or 643-604
ract cell
ave 220 Room to go, 84 inch sofa
el entre recliners, loveseat with tv
o n ers, large oil painting and
14-2208, all to match,-$700. Call 6
12-7, 12-14

wo years
, asking
12-7,12-14 i992Toyota Corolla, gold
parts, not recommended f
ght light, Call 447-2050.
es, has
net that 1994 Ford F150, blue w
up and camper shell, 306 cylin
and new, speed with overdrive, AR
imperoo conditioning, powersteerir
ndlights brakes, 156,000 miles,
htadjust- tanks, good mechanical c
$15; full $3,000 or best offer. C
'all 674- 3706.
12-7, 12-14
Four Star mag wheels
5; wood- inch Tokohama low pro
thing well fits small Toyota vehicle, $
bin, $20; 643-2758..
ip., $75. 1994 Nissan Sentra, goo
12-7,12-14 needs a little work, can
off of 1992 Nissan Sentra
ling toy, for both or best offer. Call 7
children between 10a.m.and 6p.m
4-8385. message.
12-7, 12-14
1996 Kia Sephia, red, fc
standard five speed transmission, cl
bout two tires and battery, $1,800 o
ors in the fer. Call 379-3525.
ass lock
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse
12-7, 12-14 orange paint job, custom
custom interior, runs gri
mileage, $3,000. Call 643






;hines, 17
box, $85.

1988 Ford Ranger, $800. Call 567-
1078. 12-14,12-21

2000Volkswagen Beetle GLS, red,
diesel, over 40 mpg., five speed,
82,000 miles, power windows,
power locks, tilt, power mirrors,
cruise, power sunroof, AM/FM
cassette with CD changer, alloy
wheels, tinted windows, spoiler, fun
to drive, $8,600. Call 762-8560 or
209-1913. 12-14,12-21

1999 Saturn SCI, three door, CD
player, air conditioning, excellent
condition, $3,000 negotiable. Call
379-3420. 12-7, 12-14

1. 1995 Ford 'Mustang, green with
12-7,12-14 tinted windows, automatic, heat
S and air conditioning, $4,000 or best
wt recno offer. Call 272-4246 or.272-4197.
wo reclin-
area rug, 12-7,12-14
12-7, 12-14 1993 Toyota truck, 4WD, single
cab, new tires, new rebuilt motor,
new brakes, cold air conditioning,
five speed, no rust, few dents, will
greatfor make a good hunting truck, $4,500.
ordriving. Call 539-9476 or 545-9589.
12-14, 12-21
12-7, 12-14
vith black
der, four 1992 Honda Accord LX, light
A/FM, air green, four door, automatic, power
ng, power windows, power brakes, air condi-
dual gas tioning and heat, all electric except
condition, seats, cloth seats, AM/FM cassette
Jall 508-
12-1412-21 player, $1,400 or best offer. Call
674-7538. 12-7, 12-14
with 16
file tires, 1997 Suzuki Sidekick, 4WD,
.250. Call $3,500. Call 643-8098. 12-7,12-14
12-14, 12-21
1983 Isuzu truck, filled.with Christ-
id shape, mas items, $750. Call 674-6142.
use parts
a, $1,500 12-7, 12-14
i.orleave 1998 Ford F150.XL, green and
12-14,12-21 beige, six cylinder, automatic, pre-
mium wheels, dual exhaust, CD
our door, player, nice clean truck, 85,000
ean, new. miles, $4,995. Call 674-6490 or
r best of- 209-4070 (cell) ask for Sonny.
12-14, 12-21
%, custom
Stereo, 1997Toyota Tacoma, wrecked on
eat, high the right tronI. $1,200; 1993 Toyota
1-7707. truck, 2WD. needsan engine, $400.
12-14, 12-21 Call 762-8909. 12-7,12-14


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"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete wcrk. larilcaipe
pressure clearing,
renovations. .-se le- r
gutter, paying vinl r j .EIS
& screen enci:r .ure
Call 674-8092 UFN

Stump grinding

Reasonable rates
Free estimates

Chris Nissley
674-8081 or
643-8561 (Cell)

SDecks Pole Barns
SHouse Framing & Garages
Wood & Vinyl Siding .
Tin Roofing -/'
Bathroom Remodeling :.
Concrete Work
Call 674-3458-

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Mobile home lots

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house near
Georgia Pacific
on Hwy. 65
in Hosford.
Call 379-3946
or 545-2250 (cell)

to buy
Real Estate
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reasonably priced.
Immediate closing.
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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
$550. 850-222-7783
$250. Brand new, solid wood.

New leather
loveseat, $750,

sofa and
can deliver.

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 Namen King
; Mattress Set, S250, in factory
plastic, warranty. 850-425-
NEW QUEEN mattress and
base. Never used, in
unopened plastic. Must sell,
$125. 850-545-7112
Brand new cherry table with 6
chairs and lighted china
cabinet. $3K retail; sell for
$999. 850-425-8374
set with factory warranty, $99,
call 850-222-7783

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.

1991 Chevy Silverado, 2WD,
electric locks and windows, air
conditioning and heating, tilt and
cruise, has new brakes, tires, motor,
transmission and paint, $2,500 firm.
Call 379-8973. 12-7,12-14

1993 Ford Tempo, four cylinder,
new coil, timing chain, and plug
wires, needs brain box, $300 or best
offer. Call 643-3564. 12-7, 12-14

1999 Ford Ranger, long-wheel
base, tool box, power steering,
power brakes, cold A/C, cruise
control, new tires, excellent con-
dition, $5,250. Call 674-7138 or
899-0269. 11-23T 12-28

D7 Caterpillar bulldozer with root
rake, $500 as is. Call 643-2626,
leave message. 12-14,12-21

stom blue
ds minor

1985 Kawasaki Ninja, cus
paint job, runs great, nee
cosmetic work, $1,100, ne
Call 643-7707.

1995 Kawasaki Vulce
$1,500. Call 567-1078.

2005 Honda Rancher, 4WD, in
good condition, $3,800. Call 674-
2716 or 229-400-3008. 12-14,12-21


located five miles
north on Hwy. 69.

Call 674-8888 J

Camper, 17 ft. pull behind, sleeps
five, $900. Call 379-3525.
12-14, 12-21

Bonita tri-hull, 17 1/2 ft., 115 hp.
Mercury, both early 1980's and in
good condition. Lots of new parts-
seats, top, trim/tilt, chrome rails,
etc., $650. Call 643-2626, leave
message. 12-14,12-21

Evansbuilt, 30 ft., fibergla
apeake Bay style, twin
115s, new triple axle float
$22,000. Call 762-8812.

Beagles, two females, one is lemon
colored and four months old, the
other is tri-colored and six months
old, updated on shots and wormed,
asking $75 each; free to good home,
Beagle/Rat terrier mix, four months
old and lemon colored. Call 674-
6120. 12-14,12-21

Puppies, half Rat terrier, half Jack
Russell, $100 each. Call 762-
8909. 12-7,12-14

Boar, 10 months old, $100 or best
offer. Call 762-3496.
12-7, 12-14

Large dog house, approximately Jack Russel puppes, four fe-
three ft. Call 643-5268. males and one male, $100 each.
12-14,12-21 Call 510-6114 daytime or643-3288

Pit bull puppies, two registered
puppies, up-to-date on shots, $200
each. Call 643-2769. 12-14,12-21

ass, Ches- Tabby striped cat, four and a half
years old, does not like children,
ton trailer, declawed and neutered, free to a
12-14.12-21 good home. Call 643-2953.

Everything 2005, 16 ft., custom
semi-V gator weld, excellent con-
dition, Cuda 168 fishfinder, Master
YDE, trailer, 40 hp.Tohatsu with
power trim and tilt, two props, two
batteries, nine gallon gas tank,
motorguide, 46 lb. thrust trolling
motor, anchors and paddle, wide
bottom, 48 inches and sides are

22", $8,900. Call 415-6525.
12-7, 12-14

12-14,12-21 1989 Pro-line, 21 ft., walk-about
cuddy cabin, galvanized tandum-
an 500, axle trailer, all in good condition,
no motor, $3,500. Call 674-7138
12-14,12-21 or 899-0269, leave message.
11-23 T. 12-28

UKC Rat terriers (squirrel dogs)
and also Blue Healers, shots and
wormed. Call (229) 559-6741 or
(229) 460-1868 (cell).
12-14, 12-21
Carver Pit bulldogs, full blooded,
one male and one female, six weeks
old, $150 each. Call 762-2632.
Appaloosa gelding and a parade
ridden Tennessee Walker gelding,
$650 each or $1,100 for both. Call
674-3475 or 674-8899.
12-14, 12-21

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AKC Golden Retriever p
will be eight weeks old on
will have health certificates
19, AKC papers available,
entson premises, asking $
Call 379-8651 for more inf
in afternoons or 413-276
the day.

Red-nose Pit puppy, r
weeks old, papered par
bull puppies, four males an
males, parents are easyte
great guard dogs, hog doc
loyal pets. Call 379-3046.

CKC Poodles and Yorki
$350 each. Yorkies, $60
Will have health certific.

Australian shepherd, 1E
old male, free to good ho

Chihuahuas, $175, nice C
gift. Call 762-8566.

Looking for L*U*V*, "
needs romance. AKC n
meranian, red/sable, "st
turned one year old. See
luv companion. He weighs
Ibs., "soaking wet". Great F
ity, smart, maybe shy at
charges a "stud" fee, or
pick of the litter. His par
relatives are all AKC fam
ground. Please call soor
8849 or email mabarker
net for photo.

Quarter horse, 13-year-o
excellent barrel racer o
horse. Will make a good C
presentfor a small child. VE
horse, $700. Call 643-219

Bulldog puppies, 3/4 whit
and 1/4 American, two m
two females left, parents
$100 each. Call 674-140(

AKC Pointer pups, Germ
haired, top dog atWestmir
Show, available Dec. 20, $5
taking deposits. Call 674

Free puppies, half Chihue
quarter Pekingese, eigh
old, three females, wormi
dogs, mother on premise

Chihuahuas; one fem;
male, nine weeks old, b
white, first shots, $125 eE
:674-9081 or 674-8344.

12-14, 12-21

Dec. 17,
s on Dec.
both par-
4 during
12-14, 12-21

nale, 12
ents; Pit
d twofe-
gs or just

12-7, 12-14

Deer dogs, Beagle/Walker cross,
three males and two females, ready
to start hunting, mustsee to appreci-
ate. Call 643-8516 or 643-5562.
12-7, 12-14

German shepard, female, thor-
oughbred, four months old, black
and tan, all shots and dewormed,
$150. Call 674-3532. 12-7,12-14

Beagle puppies, tri-colored,
wormed, one set will be eightweeks
old at Christmas, four will be 16
weeks at Christmas, come pick you
one, taking deposits, $150 each.
Call 643-1012 after 6 p.m. or 694-
8477 (cell). 12-7,12-14

12-14, 12-21 Wanted: 1946 to 1948 Chevy or
Ford two-door car; also wanting a
e Poo's, large electric wall heater. Call 722-
)0 each. 0316. 12-14,12-21
ate. Call
12-7,12-14 Wanted: Looking forsomeone with
exchange ideas or trading items.
6-month- Call 674-6142. 12-14,12-21
)me. Call
12-7,12-14 Wanted: Want to buy 12 or 14 ft.
aluminum weld boat and trailer only,
;hristmas no motor needed. Call 643-5252
after 4 p.m. 12-7,12-14
12-7, 12-14
Wanted: Inexpensive trumpet in
Rooney" working condition forgrandson. Call
ale Po- 674-8385. 12-7,12-14
tud" just
king first Wanted: Looking for the man who
s about 7 had threegoats that wanted some
personal- shelves. Call 674-6142.
first. He. .
chooses 12-7, 12-14
cents and Wanted: Four hub caps for 1995
ily back- Lincoln. Call 643-5712.
Iat 762-
@gtcom. 12-7,12-14
12-7, 12-14
12-7,12-14 Wanted 68-year-old female seeks
ld mare, female room mate, must like three
r cutting small dogs, $175 rent plus half of
hristmas the utilities. Call 379-3469.
erysweet 12-7, 12-14
12-712-14 Wanted: passenger side window
for 1986 model, fourdoorPlymouth
e English Reliant. Call 643-3564.
ales and 12-7,12-14
on site,
0 or 643- Wanted: Guns, paying cash, old or
12-7,12-14 modern rifles, shotguns, pistols, one
gun or collection, military guns, old
an short- double barrels. Call 674-4860.
isti Do-n n 9-28 T. 12-14

500 each,
-8888 or
12-7 T. 12-21

ahua and
it weeks
ed, small
ses. Call
12-7, 12-14

ale, one
lack and
ach. Call
12-7, 12-14

Lost: Small male black and tan dog
lost close to Fox Pen and Kelly Rd.
in Calhoun County. Children miss
him very much. Call 762-4059.
12-7, 12-14.

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Mapping a better bee

Mapping a better bee

by Sandy Miller Hays,
Agricultural Research Service
The media have paid a lot of
attention lately to the effort to
map the human genome-but
if you like to eat, there's an-
other mapping project under
way that should interest you:
the honey bee genome.
Honey bees-Apis mel-
lifera-do a lot more than
make honey. They pollinate
more than 90 flowering crops,
with resultant improvements in
yield and quality that are worth
more than $14 billion annual-
ly. To put that in perspective,
one out of every three bites of
food you eat directly or indi-
rectly depends on pollination
by honey bees; we're talking
about everything from alfalfa
to zucchini. And the honey it-
self isn't inconsequential: The
raw honey crop in the U.S.
in 2002 was worth more than
$130 million.

Worker bees remove the mummified remains of larvae infect-
ed by the chalkbrood fungus Ascosphaera apis. ARS scien-
tists are using the completed bee genome to help understand
bee responses to this disease.

genes that can help keep our
bees healthy (and working).
For example, the scientists are
tracking down the genes that
help some bees naturally fight
off the bacterium that causes
foulbrood disease.
It turns out that a handful
nf rron o dn e rr one nrt drotc'

Bees also bring us beauty, in 0, ... C, .UuMA,
he fr of flowers; they p- called proteins, might help sty-
the form of flowers; they pol- d .
mie bee diseases. One possible
linate more than 16 percent of cande is a ssane clle
candidate is a substance called
the flowering plant species. abaecin; honey bees make
abaecin; honey bees make
But it's tough world for the
this when they're attacked by
honey bee. They face a whole
Sb T f a pathogens, although not all
host of plagues and pests, from m
-' s -c bees make equal amounts of
varroa mites to organisms such abaecin The ARS scientists
abaecin. The ARS scientists
as Paenibacillus larvae, which
are looking into whether a bee
causes a disease called "foul-
that produces more abaecin is
brood" in the honey bee lar- actually resistant to foulbrood.
vae. Protecting bees from these One the worst petts in
various dangers is not only honey bees is the tracheal mite,
good for the hive, but good for which, as its name indicates,
American agriculture-and clogs the trachea (the breath-
good for us consumers when ing tubes) of the bees and can
we go to the supermarket. kill them. But while the mites
The honey bee genome is are still moving around on
not one of the larger ones; it's the outside of the bees, some
only about one-tenth the length bees have an interesting de-
of the human genome. But it fense mechanism: they groom
still took a team of researchers, themselves, sing their own
led by Baylor College of Med- legs like a fine-tooth comb to
icine in Houston, about a year flick off the creeping, crawling
to write the "first draft," using mites.
the latest in genome sequenc- ARS scientists in Baton
ing technology (plus several Rouge, La., saw this for them-
million dollars in funding). selves when they studied 500
What can we learn from honey bees-some more re-
the bee genome? For starters, sistant to tracheal mites, oth-
the information could help us ers more susceptible. The sci-
identify genetic markers in dentists placed an adult female
different bees that would help mite on each bee's thorax, us-
breeders speed up their efforts ing an amazing delicate instru-
to "build a better bee." This ment: a single eyelash mounted
could lead to bees that are even on a small stick.
-better at pollinating crops, sur- The bees that were known
viving the winter or fighting to be resistant were more sen-
off invasive Africanized bees. sitive in their ability to de-
The information could also tect and go after the parasitic
help scientists identify ways to mites on their bodies. More
better protect the bees against of the resistant bees went to
pests, parasites and disease work grooming themselves,
organisms, and even fine-tune compared with the susceptible
honey bee nutrition, bees, and they groomed them-
Protecting bee health is a selves more often on the side
major goal of scientists at the where they felt the mite crawl-
Agricultural Research' Service. ing around.
The information from the first Scientists are still putting
draft of the bee genome is help- together the bits .of informa-
-ig'ARS'scientists pinpoint, the '.tidri from the:"'irst draft"'bee
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genome mapping, much like
the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
But this is one science puzzle
whose solution could be good
news for all of us who like to
The Agricultural Research
Service is the chief in-house
scientific research agency of
the U.S. Department of Agri-

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Beautiful home, three bedroom,
two and a half bath, two acres of
landscaped property, two car ga-
rage with added carport, building on
back of property, large screened in
back porch, great buy at $119,999.
Must see!. Call 352-362-1693 for
appointment. 12-7,12-14

1993 mobile home, 14 x 80, three
bedroom, two.bath with garden tub
in the master bath, partially fur-
nished, front porch, must be moved.
Call 643-5886 or 643-2595, ask for
Mitch or Heather. 12-7,12-14

2005 doublewide, three bedroom,
two bath, 1,600 square ft. on two
and a half acres on martin Sewell
Rd. in Clarksville. Asking payoff
of $80,000. Call 762-2095 or 209-
4837. 12-7, 12-14

Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 17 be-
ginning at 7 a.m. at the Chipola
ManorApartments, across from the
hospital in Blountstown. Clothing,
Christmas items, dishes, what-nots,
wood crafts and much more. Call
762-2113. 12-14

Yard sale, Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 10 & 11 and Saturday and
Sunday, Dec. 17 & 18 from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. located at 1117
N.W. Hwy. 274. Clothes, toys, tools,
something for everyone. Call 762-
8445. 12-7,12-14

The Journal is glad to run your
non-business classifiedads free of
charge fortwo weeks. If you would
like to advertise the same item after
that time, there is a charge of $2
per week, payable in advance.

Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction on Dec. 31, 2005
at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
1994 black two-door Grand Am
Vin# 1G2NW15M1 RC808699
Our Auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Highway
20 East, one half mile on left, you will
see our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
The Calhoun Liberty Journal 12-14-05
If you need any more information on the
above vehicle, please call (850) 643-2522
ask for Dale.

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One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
Blountslown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are avail-
able: Supervisor/Food Service,
Delivery Driver, Bookkeeper,
Dairy Worker, Crew Mem-
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erator, Nursery Worker, Janito-
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...needs seniors for 4 field
positions, working outdoors
with other seniors. These
are part-time jobs for se-
niors 55 or over who meet
income guidelines. Contact
Phyllis at (850) 926-3561.

Suh Paint Works

( Painting & Pressure Washing
It's cheaper to paint
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SWANTED: Painter, experience needed

Call John Wayne Couch at
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r 32 years' experience
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Can assist low income'se-
niors (55 and over) get.on
the path to full or part time
employment. Contact Phyl-
lis at (850) 926-3561 for
an appointment Monday,
Wednesday or Friday.

If you want to drive...we have the miles and the
money! Fast paced steel company needs drivers
with 3-4 years flatbed and over the road experi-
ence. Clean Class A CDL license required. Ex-
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mileage, benefits package.
Call (850) 875-1075, ext. 867
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Picking the perfect Christmas tree

Because the Christmas tree
often serves as the center-
piece of holiday festivities, a
great deal of time can be spent
searching for the perfect one.
Most people want to know how
to make sure they are picking a
good tree and how to make it
Hank Stelzer, associate pro-
fessor of forestry at the Uni-
versity of Missouri-Columbia,
offers the following tips for
picking a Christmas tree:
SWater is the key to making
a tree last through the season.
Make a horizontal cut.half an
inch from the bottom and im-
mediately place it in water. Be.
sure the water level never falls
below the bottom of the trunk.
A tree kept in water should last
four to five weeks.
Use the "freshness test"
when picking a tree. Gently
grasp a branch between the
thumb and forefinger and pull
it forward. Very fe\\ needles
come off a fresh tree. If the tree
has been cut, shake or bounce
it on the stump. An excessive
amount of green needles fall-
ing to the ground is a sign it is
not fresh.
When selecting a spot for
the tree, do not place it next
to a fireplace or wood stove or
above a heating vent. The hot
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'Tis the Season

for cold and flu
The viruses and bacteria
that cause the common cold
are around all year. People are
more likely to be exposed in the
winter and around the holidays
because they spend more time
indoors and within close contact
with others. Antibiotics will not
help someone with the common
cold or the flu. University of
Missouri-Columbia Health Pro-
fessions Extension experts offer
the following prevention tips:
Eat right, exercise and man-
age stress.
Avoid close contact with
people v, ho are sick. Stay home
when sick to protect others.
Cover mouth and nose when
coughing or sneezing
Wash hands often to get rid
of germs.
Follow the advice of health
care providers that has been in-
dividualized for your situation.
Remember, the common cold
can make a person feel miser-
able, but serious complications
are not common in healthy
adults. Pneumonia is a serious
complication of the flu., Those
most vulnerable: to catching
pneumonia are children under.
the age of four,; older adults and
persons n ith conditions that
compromise their immune sys-
,:,.'.ien:stuchmas tIDS. diabetes and
asthma. .

out faster.
Remove trees from the
home once they fail the fresh-
ness test. If there is no recy-
cling program for trees, place
it in the backyard with bread in
the branches for birds.
Christmas trees grow about

a foot a year. A small apart-
ment-size tree needs about
four to five years, a tree for a
standard size living room takes
about seven to eight years and
a tree for rooms with cathedral
ceilings must grow for nine to
12 years.

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