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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: January 18, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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    Main: Classifieds
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    Main: Job Market
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The Calhoun-Liberty


Vandals hit Altha

School at start of

Homecoming Week
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
V andals gave Altha School an unwelcome
paint job early Tuesday morning, mark-
ing out the school name and replacing it with
"Blountstown High School" and "Tiger Pride" in
several areas, including the sign at the front of the
building .
After a holiday Monday for Martin Luther King
Jr. Day. students returned to campus Jan. 17 to begin
a four-day bomeco0nng celebration and found their
school sprayed with Blounistown High School's
colors red and white.
The vandals put some planning into their spree,-
apparently designed; to put a damper on Altha's
homecoming following a series of public meetings
in the community to discuss the future of Calhoun
County's school system,. which includes a proposal
for consolidation of the two high schools.
The damage was discovered by Altha Police
Chief Jimmy Baggett at 7:05 a.m. when he arrived
to monitor the school crossing zone.
He said the vandals painted out Altha's name and
replaced it with Blountstown. adding comments
like "Tiger -Pride" and painting on paw prints on
the sign in-front of the school.
"It was all red and white," he said, noting that
numerous windows were painted over, including
the panes in the school entrance doors and around
the gym.
"Someone went to the extreme," he said. explain-
ing that chains and padlocks were used on 13 doors
to keep students and teachers from entering.
The lenses of two school surveillance cameras
were painted to prevent the vandals' activities from
being recorded.
"The worst thing was that somebody painted
profanity on the gym and little children saw it," the
police chief said.
"A lot of people are mad and upset. This hurts
the entire county," Baggett said.
Among those devastated by the destruction at
the school is seven-year-old Hayden White. who
has pledged the contents of his piggy bank (a total
of about six dollars, according to his mother, Paige
White) to be used as reward money in hopes of
finding those responsible.
The incident is under investigation.
The school's homecoming coronation and a
talent show -was .scheduled for Tuesday night.
The Homecoming parade and game will be held




Surgery postponed for Bristol

man after China flight problem
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor August of 2003. Since that time, he's
T he Whitfield family of Bristol been living at home and depends on a
learned the hard way that the motorized wheelchair to get around:
country pioneering an operation using He has limited use of his hands, but
paralyzed patients' own stem cells to has been able to successfully navigate
help restore mobility is not so advanced the internet, where he's spent hours
when it comes to their airlines. upon hours reading up on what doctors
Bryan Whitfield, 22, was on a waiting .. today are doing to try to help paralysis
list for a year and traveled 6,000 miles victims.
only to have his quest for potentially life- He discovered a unique new proce-
enhancing surgery brought to a halt when dure being used in China and has been
he tried to board an Air China flight and in touch with doctors there as well as
found the airplane was not handicapped- Bryar l patients in the United States who have
accessible. hitid benefitted from the surgery, which takes

And to add to his troubles, during the brief time the
airline staff had possession of his $25,000 motorized
wheelchair, it was badly damaged.
Bryan and his parents., Steve and Patricia Whitfield,
left for China last week and six days later, returned home
disappointed but vowing to try again. If, of course, Brian
can arrange a second appointment.

tissues from a patient's nasal cavity and injects them into
the injured spinal column. The surgery has reportedly
helped many paralyzed people regain varying amounts
of mobility.
After learning he was eligible for the surgery, he
managed to get on the year-long waiting list. All their
plans and flight arrangements were made, but two weeks
before they were to leave, the family learned there was

Bryan was paralyzed in a four-wheeler accident in See CHINA TRIP continued inside on page 13
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Community members gathered to commemorate the some to young to walk who found toy cars, wagons and
accomplishments and influence of Dr. Martin Luther King scooters to make the trip from Blountstown City Hall to
Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16 with a march through downtown St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, where a special
Blountstown. Folks of all ages took part, Including program was presented. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO

Employee admits taking $2,670

in store merchandise and cash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An employee at Bristol's Dollar General was
arrested on grand theft charges after her boss
happened to drive by after hours and see her filling up
a truck with bags of merchandise at the store, located
at State Road 20 and Pea Ridge Road.
Arrested was 19-year-old Jennifer Williams.
According to the report from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department, the store manager spotted the
suspicious activity in front of the store as she was driv-
ing by around 9 p.m. bn Dec. 7.
When the manager stopped to see what was going
: on, she found Jennifer Williams and another employee,
Leah Shiver, at the store. In the back of the truck were
several bags of items from the store.
Both women claimed ownership of the merchandise,
but could not produce a receipt. The women eventually
admitted they had not paid for the items, which were

valued at approximately $120.
In an interview with the store's Asset Protection
Supervisor, Williams admitted that over a period of
time she had taken approximately $2,670 in cash and
merchandise from the Bristol store.
In addition to the items she removed on Dec. 7, she
acknowledged that she had passed unpaid items to
two or three people at least five times each. Each time
- estimated at between 10 to 15 instances she said
the "customers" received a shopping cart full of items
without paying.
She admitted to taking $10 in cash along with another
$240 in merchandise for herself. She also implicated
her co-worker, Shiver, for past store thefts as well as
knowledge of Williams' thefts.
Williams was arrested Jan. 13 and later released on
Charges are pending against Shiver.

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Myrhammar honored for work with association
The Calhoun CountyFirefightersAssociation that we have in Calhoun County today.
held their monthly meeting Monday at the Rolf has been a tireless leader and will be
Blountstown Fire Department. At the Jan. sorely missed by the association. Chief
16 gathering, firefighters recognized Chief Myrhammar will continue to serve as Fire
Rolf Myrhammar, outgoing Association Chief at Mossy Pond VFD, where he has
President, for his 15 years of dedicated served since "dirt was new," according to
service. Chief Myrhammar has seen the his fellow firefighters. Rolf is pictured here
the Calhoun County fire service progress with Chief Rick Hires, Nettle Ridge VFD Chief
from the small "one home-built truck" fire and Current Calhoun County Firefighters
departments to the top notch fire protection Association President.

Truck overturns, three teens injured

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Three Bristol teenagers are
lucky to be alive after the pickup
they were traveling in went off
the road, overturned and hit a tree
just before midnight Thursday.
The driver, 18-year-old Ste-
phen C. Carlos, and his two
female passengers, one 16, the
other 17, were taken to the
emergency room at .Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. The girls were
treated and released; Carlos was
transported on to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital with head
injuries. Trooper Jason King
said his injuries were not life-
The three were at a party in
the River Styx area when Carlos

in the air and the front right no-se
of the truck on the pavement.
The truck grazed an oak tree and
struck some large hedges, which
caused it to rotate and start turn-
ing side-over-side.
"It appeared it rolled over 2.5
to three times," King said. "The
driver was ejected.to the rear of
the vehicle and one of the girls,
who was sitting in the middle
rear seat, was partially ejected
out the back window." The 16-
year-old passenger sitting in the
front seat remained in the truck
as it rolled.
Both girls had what King de-
scribed as '"moderate injuries,"
while the driver suffered head
injuries but was able to talk at-

belt, he said.
The 201)3 Chei role extended-
cab pickup, which was registered
to Linda McKendrick, was to-
taled .
Emergency workers noted
the strong smell of, alcohol at
the scene, particularly from the
driver, and found a beer keg.
pump, a beer bottle and several
plastic cups in the wreckage.
Blood was drawn from Carlos
to determine if he was driving
under the influence, said King.
Charges are pending."
Had the truck traveled just
a couple feet to the west and
hit the tree square on, there's
a strong possibility we would
have worked a triple fatality that

Jan. 9: Kerry Landrum, VOP (state); Martinez Peterson,
VOP (state), battery; Ronald Cheesmon, DUI refusal, DUI,
possession of prescription drug without prescription.
Jan. 10: Quillon Sweet, VOP (county); Terri Butler, VOP
Jackson Co.; Dimitri Green, trespassing in structure, ag-
gravated battery; Timothy King, VOCC (state); Amanda
Mosley, VOP; Raymond Harrington, driving while license
suspended or revoked with knowledge, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana, VOP (state), possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 11: Catlino Green, VOP; John W. Holland, aggra-
vated stalking.
Jan. 12- Michael Nicholson, holding for Gulf Co. sexual
battery, Michael Brown, VOP (county); John Wilkerson,
assault on law enforcement officer.
Jan. 13: Terry Terrance Free, driving while license
suspended or revoked (habitual); Danny Thompson, driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked with knowledge;
Heather Day, permit unauthorized person to drive; Benja-
min Causey, child support.
Jan. 14: Early Bowen, resisting with violence, posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana; Patrick Baker, possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession
of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia; Ivory Askiew,
order of attachment.
Jan. 15: Lawrence Brookins, holding for Holmes Co.;
Cleon W. Watts, DUI, driving while license suspended
or revoked; Michael J. Bailey, introduction of contraband
into a county facility, possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis; Edward Chason, DUI; Christopher Kirkland, DUI
refusal, reckless driving.

Jan. 11: John Woodruff, holding for court; James Walter
Powell, VOP.
Jan. 12: John Hutcheson, court.
Jan. 13: Jennifer Williams, retail grand theft; Willie Gene
Dasher, disorderly conduct.
Jan. 14:,Heather Day, holding for CCSO; Joshua Donald
Rudd, DUI, possession of less than 20 grams.
Jan. 15: Cartina Illeen Hall, no valid driver's license; Sa-
brina Lynn Kuhn, possession of paraphernalia, possession
of cocaine, possession of cannabis more than 20 grams.
Listingsinclude name followedbychargeandidentification ofarrestingagency. The namesabove represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Jan. 9 through Jan. 15, 2006
Citations issued:
Accidents............ 04 Traffic Citations...................20
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......64
Business alarms....01 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints........................ ............................. 160

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truck to take the girls home to No one was wearing a seat very, very fortunate." T .
Bristol, according to King. He OW fl OC uTy
said McKendrick did not real-
ize Carlos only had a learner's Intoxicated man arrested BEAUTY SHOP
The trooper gave the follow- after threatening officer I
ing account of the wreck: FOIL
ing account of the wreck: A Calhoun County man was charged with assault on a law enforce-
Casouth of Bristol on Cwas about 6.2 miles met officer after emergency workers responded to a 911 call last SPECIAL
south of Bristol on County Road Thursday on Jessie Yon Road.
379. when he lost control of the Robert Fortune said he had been in the west end of the trailer
truck at 11:58 p.m. when he walked out to find the structure filled with smoke. Unable, 7
The truck was northbound to determine where the fire was, he called for help. : long hair,
as Carlos entered a slight curve After Kinard Fire Chief Doyle Daniels found a pair pants found i "luded
in the road, became distracted in the bathroom where a fire had started, Lt. Adam Terry went to c inrcut. $
.and ran onto the east shoulder, interview the two men who were in the mobile home. Haircuts.....$
He then overcorrected, which "Fortune said his friend John Wilkerson, who was intoxicated, may i Color...$39 & up
caused the truck to begin rotating have set the pants on fire while he was smoking in the bathroom.
counter-clockwise while cross- Terry entered the trailer to find that Wilkerson was heavily intoxi- Open Monday Friday
ing both lanes of the road. cated.. Terry suggested Wilkerson go to bed and sleep it off. At first,
The truck went sideways into Wilkerson agreed and got up to walk to the back of the trailer. Then 10 a.m. til 6 p.m. (ET)
the west ditch and hit a culvert he stopped, turned back toward Terry and yelled that he was going
in the driveway of the Jim and to beat him up. Wilkerson raised his arm and balled up his fist as Located 1/2 mile east out of Bristol on left.
Celeste Shuler residence. The he went toward Terry, who caught his right arm and brought him to ^
truck then rotated onto its right the ground. Telephone 643-5111
side with the back of the vehicle Wilkerson was handcuffed and taken to the county jail.


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Firefighters stop blaze in woodframe home
The Blountstown Fire Department saved the front three-quarters of a woodframe home that
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found the rear portion of the
building fully involved where
an added-on bedroom had
collapsed. "There were initial
reports that the occupants
may still be inside. Thankfully,
no one was at home at the time
of the blaze," said Blountstown
Fire Chief Ben Hall. The house
was occupied by Cassie
Personette, who rented the
house from Hamilton Baker. All
of the occupant's belongings
were burned or heavily smoke
damaged. The 1:03 a.m.
fire is being investigated by
Investigator Brian Findley of
the State Fire Marshal's Office
and has been preliminarily
ruled unintentional, according
to Hall.

Drug arrest made
A late afternoon drive through
Liberty County ended with the
arrest of a Panama City woman
on drug charges.
When FHP Trooper Dennis
Revell stopped Sabrina Mar-
shall Kuhn, 49, for speeding on
State Road 20, east of County
Road 379 Sunday, he noticed the
odor of burning marijuana while
speaking with the driver.
After she denied having any
marijuana, the trooper told hee
was going to search her vehicle.
At that point, she reached into the
passenger's side floorboard and
pulled out a small tin box con-
taining two cannabis cigarettes,
a half-smoked joint and several
smaller pieces leftover from pre-
viously smoked joints.
Kuhn was placed, under ar-
rest as the trooper searched the
vehicle. Inside the car, he found
two plastic sandwich bags of
cannabis inside a black bag in the
floor behind the driver's seat. In a
zippered compartment of the bag,
the trooper found rolling papers,
a razor blade and a small grinder
holding a rock of cocaine.
Kuhn was charged with pos-
session of more than 20 grams
of cannabis and possession of




Calhoun County


meeting tomorrow
from the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Reservations for Membership Meeting
- Don't forget to make your reservations for
Thursday's Chamber membership meeting!
Contact Debbie at Calhoun County Senior
Citizens at 674-4163. The meeting is sched-
uled for Thursday, Jan. 19 at noon (CT),
and the speaker is Kenny Griffin, Chipola
Regional Workforce Development Board.
He will discuss a new Workforce program,
"Prove it," which is a tool for employers that
will test applicants for skill levels in occupa-
One of the agenda items will be the Cham-
ber's Annual Banquet, which is scheduled
for March this year. Tickets for the banquet
will be available at the meeting.
M & B Museum Material A promi-
nent Altha citizen has recovered an antique,
cast iron elevator that was used in an old
Altha feed store. He also has an old newspa-
per article that gives information about the
store. That feed store was one of the stops on
the route of the M.& B Railroad! The owner
of the elevator has graciously agreed to allow
Main Street to have a copy of the newspaper
article for the M & B Railroad Museum. If
you and your family have railroad history,
please let the, Chamber know by calling 674-
4519 or e-mail: ccchamber@yahoo.com.
Main Street Standards At last week's
Blountstown City Council meeting, President
Tony Shoemake presented a booklet to the
council outlining Main Street Blountstown
standards for downtown Blountstown con-
struction and beautification (copies will be
available through the Chamber in the near
Tony's presentation was preceded by dis-
cussion from Robert Trammel (former State
Representative) and Park Trammel, in which
they praised the efforts of downtown revital-
ization and offered their opinions and. assis-
tance on preserving the downtown aesthet-
ics, particularly with constructing the-new
Blountstown Police Department and future
city buildings. Prominent in Park's discus-
sion was the display of a Pompano Beach
calendar, which features our old Calhoun
County Courthouse in the March layout.
The Chamber would like to extend a spe-
cial thank you to the "Gaskin Street Kids"
for helping their hometown!


hog butchering
from the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, a
nonprofit organization dedicated to the
preservation of rural life in the Florida
Panhandle announces its annual Hog
Butchering event on Saturday, Jan. 21
from 8 a.m. (CT) until after lunch.
The event takes place next to the Wells
Cabin on the settlement grounds. The
pork will be processed and cooked on
site and dinner plates will be available for
purchase. Several people from the com-
munity help to chop and prepare the meat.
Some will cook cracklins, demonstrate
smoking meat, or prepare pork and rice in
a kettle. Others will be in charge of mak-
ing fine Ocheesee sausage. Frances Price
with the help of volunteers will put on a
fine lunch in the Wells Cabin.
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
is located in Sam Atkins Park off Hwy.
20 (Silas Green Road), 1.2 mile west of
Blountstown. For maps and directions go
to our Web site at www.panhandlepio-
neersettlement.org or call' 674-2777. "

SBlionoe N m SCBC Blood Drive at Altha
-O"-= School, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon
Weight Loss Support Group
meets at 1 p.m. at Shelton Park Library
The Bridle Club meets from 3:30 5 p.m., at
Veterans Memorial Civic Center
LCHS Project Graduation meeting in Vanessa's room at 6:30 p.m.
Boy Scout Troops 200 & 203 meet at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door

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SCBC Blood Drive at Calhoun
Correctional Inst., 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Blountstown Woman's Club meets 11:45 a.m.,
board room at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
membership meets 12 noon at Calhoun Co. Sr. Citizens
Magnolia VFD meets at 6 p.m. at the Fire House
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

Altha Homecoming Parade begins at 1 p.m.

4 Florida Arbor Day
Tree Give-away
Liberty Co. Courthouse
2-4 p.m.


Devin Miciael

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

Hog Butchering
at Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement, 8 a.m.

Eastern Star. Pancake Breakfast
Masonic Lodge, Hwy. 20 West in
Blountstown. 7-9 a.m.

Softball signups
at Veterans Memorial Park,
10 a.m. 1p.m. .



Victor Ojeda

YouthBaseball Day Camp
at Veterans Memorial Park,
9 a.m. -4p.m.

AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown, from 8:30 p.m..- 12:30 a.m.

Blountstown Lions Club meets
6 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant

Family Reading Night at W.R. Tolar K-8 School, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Bristol Lions Club meets
7 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant

Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S.
meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge

Youth Baseball &

V Softball Day Camp
Batter up! Are you a boy or girl be-
tween the ages of 8-12 yrs old? Do you
want to learn more about baseball or soft-
On Jan. 21 and 28 Liberty County
Sports will be sponsoring a one day camp
for baseball on the 21st and softball on
the 28th. Both camps will run from 9
a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The fee for each camp is $20 per
child. This will include lunch and a camp
t-shirt. The instructors for baseball will
be Tim Young, Tim Davis, Grant Cony-
-ers and Neil Grantham. The instructors
for softball will be Hali Phinney and Me-
gan Nichols. We will be spending a lot
of time on batting, fielding, catching and
other techniques to help improve game
If you are interested in participating
in the camp, contact Sean Phinney 643-
2767 or Diane Hayes 643-3767.
Don't forget the last day for Dixie
Baseball and Softball sign-ups will be
this Saturday, Jan. 21 at Veterans Memo-
rial Park Civic Center.

Liberty Co. Dixie

coaches meeting
Liberty County Sports will hold a
baseball and softball coaches meeting on
Jan. 23 at 7 p.m., at Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center. If you are interested in
coaching, please attend this meeting.
During this meeting the coaches and
board of directors will be selecting teams
for this ball season. If you have any ques-
tions, please call Chad Smith at 643-

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The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
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Landmark Park
from the Landmark Park
Artists and craftsmen are
invited to participate in an arts
and crafts show at Landmark
Park in Dothan, AL on Saturday,
March 18. The arts and craft
show will be held in conjunction
with the park's annual "Spring
Farm Day" celebration. This
event, which normally attracts
approximately 3,000 visitors,
will include demonstrations of
many rural skills and traditions
such as plowing with mules,
black-smithing, sheep shearing,
weaving, spinning, cooking
on open hearth and more.
Music, concessions, children's
activities, and an old-time
fiddlers convention will also be
Work may be in any medium,
but must be the original work and
design of the artist. Purchased,
manufactured, or kit items will
not be allowed. Booth fees are

Chipola College

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tax preparation
MARIANNA-Last year,
10,000 Jackson County residents
claimed $7.6 million in Earned
Income Tax Credits from- the
This year, the total amount
could be even higher. However,
taxpayers who qualify for the
Earned Income Tax Credit must
file a tax return with the IRS in
order to receive a refund.
In order to help more local
citizens get the most refund
due them, Chipola business
instructor Lee Shook is training
student volunteers to provide
free tax preparation, including
free electronic filing, beginning
Jan. 27. The free service will be
available from-10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on Friday from Jan. 27 through
April 15, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Saturday (Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb.
25,' March 11,. March 25, and
April 8).
The Earned Income Tax
Credit is a credit for certain low-
moderate income workers. The
credit may produce a refund,
even if the. taxpayer owes no
tax. Income limitations and
other rules apply. For additional
information, visit irs.gov or
call 1-800-829-3676 to order
Publication 596, Earned Income
For free tax assistance, call
Lee Shook at (850) 526-2761 x

Miss Liberty

County Tea
You are invited to attend an
Afternoon Tea Sunday, Jan. 29
beginning at 2 p.m. at Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center in
Application forms and in-
formation available regarding
plans for a Miss Liberty County
Pageant for young ladies from 6
years to 21 years of age.
Moreiiiforiah'oibnto come!

to host Arts and Crafts Show
$40 for each 12' x 12' space. community" with turn-of-
Registration deadline is the-century buildings such as
March 1, 2006 and can be made a church, one-room school.
in person at Landmark Park, by general store, and drugstore/
mail, or by fax. All applications doctors office. In addition, the
are subject to approval by the park includes nature trails.
Spring Farm Day committee. wildlife exhibits, an elevated
To receive an application or boardwalk, planetarium, and
additional information, please a new 13,000 sq.ft. playground
contact Landmark Park, PO Box titled "The Barnyard".
6362, Dothan, AL. 36302 or call A
33479-352 Admission to "Spring Farm
334-794-3 452. Day" is $6 for adults, $4 for
Landmark Park is a 100 acre
outdoor museum on the outskirts children, with free admission
for park members. Landmark
ofDothandedicatedtopreserving ark
our cultural and natural heritage. Park is located on US Hwy 431,
The park serves as "Alabama's three miles north of Dothan's
Official Museum of Agriculture" Ross Clark Circle. For more
and includes an 1890's living information, please call the park
history farmstead, a "crossroads office at 334-794-3452

Continuing education courses set

College will offer a variety of

short courses in the. coming
*A Curriculum For Young
Children course will meet
Monday, Jan. 9 through April 24
from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $171.
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 $76. A 10 Hour
Childcare Training (behavioral
observation & screening) course
will meet Feb. 4 from 7 a.m. to
5 p.m. Cost is $38. A 10-Hour
Childcare -Training (special
needs) course will meet March 11
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $38.
A 10-Hour Childcare Training
(developmentally appropriate
practices, 3-5 year olds) course
will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Cost is $38.
*A Retirement Plan
Distribution class will meet
Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person
or $15 per couple.
*A CakeDecorating I class will
meet Thursdays, Feb. 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 III class will
meet Thursdays, April 6 through

27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is
*A Real Estate Sales course
will meet Saturdays, Feb. 4
through March 18 from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Cost is $240.
*A Sign Language I class will
meet Tuesdays, Feb. 7 through
April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost
is $81.
*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
For information about any
of these non-credit courses, call
*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.

Telecommunications program seeking students

telecommunications industry
is on the upswing in Florida
and .Chipola College is
seeking students for the next
Telecommunications Installation
Technician course.
The next course is set to begin
Monday, Jan. 30.
Instructor Charlie Burch
reports that employment
opportunities for those who
complete the program are very
promising. A clean driving
-record is required in order to
become gainfully employed
in the telecommunications
The300-hour course designed

to train students to become
proficient as linepersons,
telephone installers, as well as
in splicing and activation and to
become proficient on fiber, broad
band and co-axial cable.
The course will meet
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. for approximately seven
weeks. Tuition for the program
is $1,200.
Applications for admission
are available online at www.
chipola.edu or in the Workforce
Development Office.
For information, call Burch at
850-718-2214 or Workforce at
718-2270. "


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Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Brother
and Sister James Lane.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-5958.

Gospel sing Sat.
Abe Springs Baptist Church
will host a gospel sing on Sat-
urday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. (CT).
Everyone is cordially invited
to come sing and fellowship
with us.
The church is located at
13913 SW CR 275. For more
information, call 674-5880.

We would like to thank
everyone for their support and
contributions of food, flowers,
prayers, phone calls and
donations to Hospice during this
difficult time for our family. We
are grateful for our generosity
and kindness. A special thanks
to Peavy Funeral Home and
especially Marlon Peavy, who
contacted representatives from
the Marine Corps. Their presence
at the graveside service touched
the hearts of everyone there.
The H. D. Snipes Family

We wish' to thank all who
responded to the fundraiser
for Olivia Whitfield. Many
individuals and businesses
donated supplies, time and
money to make it a tremendous
success. The turnout was
fantastic, contributing to .the
There is no way we can thank
each of you individually, but
be sure your support is greatly
The organizers of the Olivia
Whitfield Fundraiser

There is a $4 charge for notes of
appreciation. We suggest you mention
the event in question when you write
your thank-yous since many of our
readers may ndt know what the note is
referring to. In the case of a hospital
stay, it's always nice to'make mention
of it if the patient has returned home
and is doing well.
Please print clearly. You can mail
your thank-you notes, with payment
enclosed, to The Journal at P.O. Box
536, Bristol, FL 32321, or bring it by our
office on Summers Road in Bristol.
For more information, call The
Calhoun-Liberty Journal at 643-3333.

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Valentine Banquet
Telogia Baptist Church will
have a Valentine Banquet on
Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. The
menu consists of a steak, baked
potato, salad, bread, dessert and
tea/soda. The cost is $10' per
Please call Dorothy Sewell
at 379-8904 or 643-8889 to
purchase tickets prior to the
Sunday, Feb. 5 deadline.
Come be a part of this good
food and fellowship.

Degas Quartet
The Degas String Quartet will
present a concert at Gulf Beach
Presbyterian Church on Sunday,
Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
The quartet is in-residence
with the Piedmont Symphony
in North Carolina and the Aspen
Music Festival in Colorado.
The members of the quartet are
from Scotland, England, Japan
and the United States. Critics
have called the quartet "one of
the most brilliant quartets on the
concert scene today."
Photographer, Tom Needham
will be the featured visual artist
for the concert. A reception will
follow the concert to meet the
artist and musicians.
The church is located at 271
South Hwy. 79 in Panama City
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Text: Ephesians 1:1-14
Rob Morgan considers the be-
ginnings of the very first Christian
church. He points out that when it
was. started, its Pastor was being ex-
ecuted on a cross as a criminal. The
chairman of the board was publicly
cursing swearing that he had never
known the Pastor and had never been
part of the church. The treasurer, who
betrayed the Pastor, was committing
suicide. All but one of the other board
members ran away. "And about the
only ones who showed any signs of
faithfulness were a few ladies from.
the -woman's auxiliary." Yet God
chose these very people to be His
holy children.
Long ago, before the foundations
of the world, God planned to choose
people who were not His own and
make them His. God says in Hosea
2:23, "I will plant her for Myself in
the land; I will show My love to the
one I called 'Not My loved one.' I
will say to those called 'Not My peo-
ple,' 'You are My people'; and they
will say, 'You are my God.'"
He did not choose the church be-
cause we were special or because we
deserved it. .But while we were still
sinners rebelling against God, He
loved us. He chose to bless us with
every spiritual blessing..He planned
to make us holy by redeeming us,
forgiving us, and making us wise. In-
deed, God's desire, our destiny, is to
be adopted as His children. He wants
to be so close to us that He lives in us
in the person of His Holy Spirit. All
of that should incite infinite praise!
God's purpose for the church is
to redeem us and choose us in love
to be His holy children so we will
praise His glory and grace. Over the
next several weeks, we will explore
exactly what all of this means so we
can praise Him together!

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is obker% ed on January 16 ihi; mal during the American Revolu-
year. He was actualII born on tion, a time of hot tempers
January 15,1929, ju-st 3 \ o Ja' and impromptu tea parties.
before Ben Franklin's birth- /'" Martin Luther King Jr.
dateonthe 17th. Tlietoli'.ed ,.., was born in a time of
more than twvo centurie, apart, American segregation and
but shared -a- commitment to civil injustice and was
nonviolence, even during the awarded a Nobel
uncommonly violent years Peace Prize for his lead-
of their lifetimes. Benjamin ership in nonviolent protests.

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I love to make corned beef and
cabbage in the winter, but some-
times when I cook red cabbage
it takes on a bluish cast. Why?
-G. R., Marquette, Mich.
Answer: The bluish discolor-
ation occurs when the natural ac-
ids in the cabbage are cooked off.
The solution is simple: Just add
lemon juice or vinegar (both are
acidic) and the cabbage should
regain its red color. Cherries,
red cabbage, and even walnuts
are prone to this color change. If
you're baking with walnuts, you
can either roast them first or add
some sour cream, buttermilk, or
other acidic ingredient to prevent
the blue color from taking over.
Sometimes, as with the cherries
or cabbage, a shorter cooking
time is all that's needed, since
these foods cook quickly.
My aunt, a Navy nurse after
World War II, speaks of visit-
ing the, island of Yap where the
money was made of large stones.
Can you verify? -T P, Helena,
Answer: Your aunt is remem-
bering the stone money called rai
,that was carved in limestone and
had a hole in the middle for easi-
er transport. It was once quarried
in Palau and Guam and brought
to the island of Yap (in the Pa-
cific just north of the equator and
southwest of Guam) by canoes
and rafts. (Yap is one of the four
states of, the Federated States
of Micronesia, the others being
-Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Chuuk.) In
Yap, these stone coins were fash-
ioned in-various sizes, but larger
coins could be over eight feet in
diameter! Clearly, this was not
your average pocket change.
Yap also used other forms of tra-

JAN. 16, MONDAY Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (ob-
served). The last day of the Georgia to Maine "Great Snow-
storm" raged, 1831.
JAN. 17, TUESDAY Benjamin Franklin born, 1706. Actor
James Earl Jones born, 1931. Boulder, Colorado, had wind
gusts up to 135 mph, 1982.
JAN. 18, WEDNESDAY U.S. president John Tyler died,
1862. Author A. A. Milne born, 1882. The Dow Jones industrial
stock average first passed the 1,000 mark, 1966.
JAN. 19, THURSDAY Twenty-four degrees below zero.
Fahrenheit in Hartford, Connecticut, 1786. Writer Edgar Allen
Poe born, 1809. A thing done at a wrong time should be re-
garded as not done.
JAN. 20, FRIDAY Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin born,
1930. In Montreal, censors withdrew "The Wild Ones" from
cinemas, claiming it inspired violence among youth, 1956.
JAN. 21, SATURDAY- New York City's Sullivan Ordinance
made it illegal for women to smoke in public places, 1908.
Singer Peggy Lee died, 2002.
JAN. 22, SUNDAY Last Quarter Moon. Actress Diane
Lane born, 1965. Madeleine Albright became the first fe-
male secretary of state after confirmation by the U.S. Senate,

ditional money, made variously
from shells, betel nuts, or even
The shell money, called yar,
often had to do with granting fa-
vors or extending pardon. Gaw
was a necklace of valuables,
made from both whales' teeth
and carved shells. The longer
the gaw, the more it was worth.
The betel nut money was called
mmbul, and was made of the
sheath of .the nut and fashioned
into a textured bundle. And fi-
nally, there was reng, made of
the spice turmeric and formed
into spheres about the size of a
tennis ball. Turmeric was prized
as a cooking ingredient and skin
ointment. Today, the U.S. dollar
is the official currency in Yap,
but the traditional money is still
used sometimes for ceremonial

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Every year I have seeds left
over from the previous season
and I am never sure whether they
are still viable. Is there any way
to tell? -B. N., Hazleton, Penn.
Answer: Many seeds can be
stored for one to four years with-
out losing significant ability to
germinate. The bigger seed vari-
eties, such as pumpkins, water-
melons, various squashes, and
turnips, are notoriously hardy.
Lettuces and radishes tend to
keep well also, with some guides
quoting up to six years for cer-
tain lettuce varieties. Brussels
sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage,
Swiss chard, and chicory keep
well for about three years. On-
ions, parsley, and parsnips, on
the other hand, become less vi-
able after a year and might not
be worth the risk.
If you have time, you can try
germinating a few seeds in a wet
paper towel or other moist, hu-
mid environment, such as a glass
jar filled with a small amount of
water. If no sprouts form within
a few days, you should probably
buy new seeds. Many gardeners
simply toss the old seeds in with
the new and take their chances.
If the old ones bear no fruit, the
new ones will still prosper and
you won't have lost much. This
works better, of course, if you
have plenty of land to spare. If
you are confined to porch con-
tainers or a small area of raised
beds, you might prefer to put
your trust in new seeds-or start
some old ones a bit earlier than
usual to see what comes up be-
fore the time that you would or-
dinarily plant.
Send your questions to: Ask
The Old Farmer's Almanac, P.O.
Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444. Or,
post them in our Question of the
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Carson Lynn Duncan will
celebrate his second birthday
on Jan. 19. He is the son of,
Chris and Lorie Duncan of
Blountstown. His grandparents
are Gary and Judy Duncan of
Clarksville, Gayle Suggs of
Altha and David Underwood,
of Otto, NC. Carson enjoys
playing outside and playing
with his cousin Shelby. He,
will celebrate his birthday on
Saturday with an Elmo birth-
day party.

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Randall and Jennifer
Pullam are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their
S: daughter, Chelsea Kay
,S : Pullam, born on Sept.
14, 2005 at Capital Re-
2 'gional Medical Center
in Tallahassee. She
weighed 6 lbs. and 4 oz.
Maternal grandparents
are William "Doodle"
and Tammy Pittman of Chattahoochee and Rosa Barrett of
Detroit, MI. Paternal grandparents are Billy Burl and Kather-
ine Pullam of Hosford. Her great-grandparents are Mabel and
Buck Douberley of Hosford and the late Bill Pittman. She was
welcomed home by her siblings, Tehya, 6 and Alex, 5, along
with family and friends.

Jeff and Carl McSpaddin
of Bristol are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son, .
Tanner Daniel McSpaddin,
born on Oct. 21, 2005 at .
Tallahassee Memorial Hos-
pital. He weighed 7 Ibs. and .
1 oz. and measured. 19
1/2 inches long. Maternal .4'' ....
grandparents are Darryl *
and Robyn Carpenter of "
Bristol. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Danny and Joan McSpaddin of Bristol. His maternal
great-grandparents are Mitchell and Carolyn Larkins of Bristol
and Fred and Dot Carpenter of Marianna. His paternal great-
grandparents are William and Norma Roycroft, the late John
Trapani, Joseph and Olivia Bordelon and Jimmy McSpaddin, all
of New Orleans, LA. His maternal great-great-grandmother is
O'Neil Larkins of Bristol. Tanner was welcomed into this world
as'the fith generation-of'the'Larkins "family alive today.." '"

Summer Alexis Mathers cel-
ebrated her first birthday on
Dec. 17. She is the daughter
of William and Erica Mathers
of Blountstown. Her grandpar-
ents are Thomas W. Arnold,
Sr and the late Belinda Arnold
of Telogia, Debbie Mathers of
Chattahoochee and the late
Melvin Mathers. Her great-
grandparents are Tom B. Ar-
nold and the late Leola Arnold
of Telogia and Mary Jetar of
Blountstown. Summer enjoys
loving on her baby dolls, giving
her daddy lots of sugars and
she loves to play with her big
brother, Kaleb, who is- three
years old.

Anthony Wyrick, 9 years old,
killed his first deer, a nine
point buck on Jan. 7 while
hunting with his dad, Dan
Wyrick in Calhoun County.

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Matthew Joseph Shuler is
celebrating his fourth birthday
on Jan. 18 with his brother,
Jonathan and his parents
Joseph and Becky Shuler of
Hosford. Family and friends
will attend his Shark Party
on Jan. 21. His grandparents
are Papa Joe and Grandma
Shuler of Hosford, as well as
Grandpa and Gramma Wood
of Natchitoches, LA. Matthew
is an active little boy who
enjoys being outside, going
on walks with his Mama and
Jonathan, playing with big
trucks, and collecting Thomas
trains. He likes to draw, color
and loves reading books. Mat-
thew enjoys feeding the duck
in Papa's pond and riding on
the Chuck Wagon with Grand-
ma. He also enjoys playing
at the park and going to the
aquarium with his Gramma
and Grandpa Wood. Matthew
is enthralled with sharks and
sea life. He is helpful and ea-
ger to do whatever his Daddy
is doing.

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If you have been wondering
about the status of the old 50-
Plus Club, you should know that
it has been turned into the new
location for the Bethune Com-
munity Service Center "LATCH"
after-school program.
LATCH serves youth ages
7-15 and is sponsored by the
Departmefit of Juhenile Justice
and the Liberty County Board
of County Conmiissioners.. The
program is aimed at preventing
delinquent behavior in youth
who are at-risk for that type of
Vanesa Ford, who took over
as director in October, has imple-
mented some new techniques
to bring these kids beneficial
information and activities. The
program works with the Liberty
County 4-H as well as many other
local programs to provide a wide
array of activities and enrichment
for all who attend. Great strides
are taken to involve every child in
something he or she is interested
in, Whether it be building bird-
houses with the help of a local
carpenter or making Christmas
goodies with assistance from a
talented florist. For those students
who love the arts, local drama
productions such as "Nutcracker
Suite" and "Mr. Scrooge's Christ-
mas" are made available as are
art classes for students around
the county.
The Liberty County Title V
Grant provides mentoring ser-
vices for the youth who attend.
Parental support workshops are

C H I P 0 L A
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candidates recently
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Corrections Academy
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Graduates are, from
left: (front) Jacob Baxter
of Malone, Julia Ann
Davis of Blountstown,
Christopher Deese of
Grand Ridge, Miriam
Evans of Tallahassee, Cynthia
Grant of Alford, Dewayne
Henry of Marianna, Theresa
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la Harris, Kristen Harris, Abi McComb, and Emily Whittaker.
These girls had the opportunity to visit Santa through a pro-
gram called "Great Girls" which helps develop strong, self-as-
sured young women.

conducted by Dr. Brenda Jarmon
from Florida A & M University.
Each month, Family Night is
held to encourage support from
the families whose youth attend
the program.
The program's main goal is to
prevent delinquent behavior in
the youth of our county by help-

ing them develop their talents
and see the importance each one
of them hold in making Liberty
County a positive, progressive
place to live.
The LATCH program is spon-
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County Board of County Com-

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Boone, Horn plan January wedding
dJesse Boone of Sulpher, LA and Marketta
Boone of Bristol are honored to announcethe
marriage of their daughter, Latona Grace Boone
7 to Russell Wayne Horn.
Latona is the granddaughter of Glenna and the
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and Larry Horn of Joshua, TX. He is the grandson
of Jack and the late Velma Kallas of Ft. Worth, TX
and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Horn of San Saba, TX.
The wedding will be held on Jan. 21, at Magno-
Slia Baptist Church at 3 p.m. (CT) and the reception
will follow shortly afterwards. No local invita-
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are invited.

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Florida land boom: New UF survey shows Florida farmland

values increased by 50 percent to 88 percent during past year

from the University of Florida
land by developers, investors and
speculators pushed the value of ag-
ricultural land to record levels in all
regions of the state during the past
year, according to a new University
of Florida survey.
Prices of agricultural land in-
creased by 50 percent to 88 percent
across the state, and most of the
farmland is not being purchased
for agricultural purposes, said John
Reynolds, a professor with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, who conducts the annual
Florida Agricultural Land Value
"We've seen a sharp run-up in
farmland prices over the past few
years, and now we're beginning to
see an increase in land speculation
by out-of-town buyers, developers
and foreign investors. And there's
also a strong demand for rural
homesites," he said. "When you'
consider the volatility of the stock
market, coupled with rising inter-
est rates, land is a very attractive
investment some people buy and
flip property for quick gain."
Reynolds' 2005 survey, which
measures changes over the past
year, divides the state into five re-
gions: south, southeast, central,
northeast and northwest. Because
of the impact urbanization has on
agricultural land values, the data
for the southeast region, including
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm
Beach counties, are confined to
transition land values.
He said the survey indicates that
the average value of agricultural
land ranges from about $2,700 per
acre for unimproved pasture and
farm woods in Northwest Florida
to almost $10,000 per acre for or-
ange groves in Central and South
The. value of grapefruit groves
increased 88 percent in the south
region of the state and 81 percent in
the central region, largely because
of crop loss from hurricanes, he
said. The value of orange groves in-
creased 52 percent to 53 percent in
the central and south regions.
The average value of orange
groves was $9,956 per acre in the
south region about $150 per acre
higher than in the central region. The
estimated value of grapefruit groves
was $9,897 per acre in the south re-
gion about $1,705 per acre higher
than in the central region. The value
of land with 5- to 7-year-old citrus
plantings was $8,944 per acre in the
south region $83 per acre higher
than in the central region.
In all regions of the state, the
value of other types of cropland
also increased by as much as 85
percent, and the value of pasture-
land increased by as much as 87
In the south region, the value for
cropland and pastureland increased
from 66 percent to 81 percent, re-
spectively, Reynolds said. The larg-
est increases were in the Indian
River area, Okeechobee County
and the Gulf Coast counties, Crp-
land and pastureland in other re-
.gions also posted big increases: 78
percent to 82 percent in the central

region; 69 percent to 85 percent in
the northwest region, and 69 per-
cent to 87 percent in the northeast
The value of irrigated cropland
increased by 67 percent in the south
region, 85 percent in the northeast
region of the state .and 83 percent
in the northwest region. The value
of irrigated cropland was $6,509
per acre in the south region, $6,356
per acre in the northeast region and
$4,012 per acre in the northwest re-
The value of non-irrigated crop-
land increased 69 percent in the
northeast and northwest regions.
The value of non-irrigated cropland
was $4,490 per acre in the northeast
region and $3,332 in the northwest
The value of pastureland in-
creased about 81 percent in the
south region and 78 -percent to
82 percent in the central region..
The value of improved pasture in-
creased 85 percent to 87 percent in
the northern regions. The value of
unimproved pasture increased 76
percent in the northeast and 82 per-
cent in the northwest.
The value of improved pasture
ranged from $3,337 per acre in the
northwest region to $6,426 per acre
in the central region. The value
unimproved pasture ranged from
$2,645 per acre in the northwest re-
gion to $4,715 per acre in the south
The value of farm woods in-
creased 81 percent in the northeast
region and 84 percent in the north-
west region. The lowest agricultural
land values were in the northwest re-
gion, ranging from $2,645 per acre
for unimproved pasture to $4,012
per acre for irrigated cropland.
The survey also measures the
value of transition land acreage
being converted or likely to be con-
verted to nonagricultural sites for
homes, subdivisions and commer-
cial uses. Counties were divided
into metropolitan and non-metro-
politan counties, and transition land
values were estimated for each re-
The value of transition land-
within five miles of a major town
in metropolitan counties increased
from 31 percent to 120 percent from
2004 to 2005, Reynolds said..
Within five miles of a major town
in metro counties, the value of tran-
sition land ranged from $18,423 per
acre to $46,481 per acre. The value
of transition land more than five
miles from a major town in metro
counties ranged from $10,758 per
acre to $23,575 per acre, except in
the southeast region where transi-
tion land values were $66,667 per
In non-metropolitan counties,
the value of transition land within
five. miles of a major town ranged
from $6,167 per acre to $17,143 per
acre. Transition land values more
than five miles from a major town
in non-metro counties ranged from
$5,333 to $10,600 per acre.
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asked if they expect agricultural,
land values to be higher, lower or.
remain unchanged during the next
12 months. Eighty-two percent in

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that participants should not expect
large percentage increases in land
values of the past year to continue.
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home in fire
A Liberty County couple lost their home
and all their possessions in a Monday
night blaze. Firefighters were called out
to Bethel Hill Church Road at 10:15 p.m.
after getting a report of a mobile home
k fire near Torreya State Park. Bristol Fire
- Chief Dale Hobby said John Brinson and
his wife, Delores, were home at the time
but did not know what caused the blaze,
which began in the living room. Brinson
said he heard a popping noise and when
he went to check on it, discovered the fire.
The fire was ruled accidental. Hobby said
the Brinsons were not able to save any of
their possessions or clothing. The couple
received assistance from the American
Red Cross to help them for a couple of
days until they can make arrangements

a last minute change.
Renovations were being made at the hospital in Bei-
jing, where the surgery is usually done, and they were
told after going there for the initial workup, Bryan would
have to get another flight and go to another city for the
actual surgery.
Adding to the tight scheduling was the fact that if a
patient spends the night away from the hospital after get-
ting their workup, they become ineligible for the surgery
due to the possible risks of infection.

"Everything went fine until we went to board that last
flight," said Patricia Whitfield.
The hospital in Beijing had supplied a translator to
accompany the family but when he took them to the
airport for the final leg of their journey, he disappeared.
The family was left on their own to try to communicate
with the crew about Bryan's special needs for boarding.
Bryan, who made the last-minute flight arrangements over
the internet, said he was very clear when he bought the
tickets that he was traveling in a wheelchair and would
need special accommodation on the plane.
As the family got ready to board, they turned in Bryan's
300-lb. chair so that it could be loaded up with the lug-
gage and an airline worker brought a small manual chair
to take him to board the plane.
But the chair they gave him was too wide to go on the
airplane and they didn't have what's known as an aisle
wheelchair, which had been provided on all his previous
An airline employee motioned for Steve Whitfield to
carry his 260-1b. son on the plane, but that wasn't feasible.
After days of keeping up with their luggage, an extra bag
of medical supplies for Bryan, as well as a bag of food
from home, the family was exhausted. "It was pretty
nerve wracking," Bryan said. Their only option was to
skip the flight and try to work out another arrangement
within the necessary time frame, but things didn't go as
they had hoped.
When they went to reclaim Bryan's motorized wheel-
chair, which had to be unloaded from the airplane's cargo
section, they got a nasty surprise. One motor was dead and
the chair wouldn't start. Both armrests were broken and a
footrest was damaged. "They must have dropped it off a
truck or something," Bryan said. (Since returning home,
he's learned the circuit shorted out in the wheelchair's
controller box and frame and a back castor were bent.
Repair costs are expected to be over $2,000.)
The exhausted family finally found a room for the night
in an area of the airport. As they got settled in, they tried
to call home but couldn't get the phones to work with
their credit cards. During the trip, they only managed to
call home three times.
When they decided to go look for something to eat,
they realized they had been locked in their rooms. Unable
to get the phone to work, there was little they could do

A that time which he expects to be six months to a year
away the doctors should be back at the Beijing hospi-
tal, where hopefully, they will do the surgery originally

except try to rest and wait for a staff member to unlock
the door the next morning.
By that time, it was too late to follow through with the
surgery and they were ready to come home.
"It's a scary feeling sitting there, not knowing what
to do and where to go," Bryan said. "I'm pretty furious
with the whole deal but glad to be home. But I'd rather
be there, getting the surgery."
Now all they can do is wait and hope for another
chance as Bryan tries to get back on the waiting list. By

The family is appreciative of all the community's ef-
forts in fundraising to make their trip possible. Because
they came home early, they have some money saved for
the next trip but have offered to return funds to anyone
who felt they didn't handle things as they should on their
Meanwhile, they'll be getting ready for another journey
to China and hope the second time, things will go their

Liberty Co. Chamber

holds annual banquet
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held
its annual banquet Monday'at Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center in Bristol with 87 members and
guests in attendance. Rick Marcum of Opportunity
Florida, left, was the evening's guest speaker and
spoke about what the organization was doing to
build and promote an eight-county region, which
includes Liberty County. It was announced that
night that the time frame for the benefits offered
by the Enterprise Zone designation in Liberty
County has been extended through Dec. 31,2015,
meaning that tax incentives will remain in place
to encourage new growth and opportunity for the
community for another decade.


Williams and Dysard take trip to London

by Patricia Williams
After more than seven hours
on a plane we finally arrived
on December 27. You might be
asking yourself, "Who is we?"
and "Where did they go?" The
answer is quite simple we were
Patricia Williams and Brandon
Dysard and we had taken a trip
to London, England. The overall
plan for this trip was to march
in the New Year's Day parade,
"the most spectacular two mile
stretch" ever. What we got was
far more.
What we got was 400 plus
girls and a total of 770 people.
We got an individual group of
15 rambunctious teens from
Alabama, Georgia, Florida,
Tennessee, Indiana, New York,
and South Carolina.
On the first day we took a
trip on the tube, also known
as the subway, and did a little
sightseeing. Here we got our
first encounter with our favorite
phrase, 'Please mind the gap' (in
America it would mean to watch
out for the space between the
subway and the platform). We
also visited the very first Hard
Rock Cafe. While we enjoyed our
time there we became acquainted
with the fact that things were
much more expensive than we
were accustomed to. Who knew
a BBQ sandwich would cost 12
American dollars?! While visiting
the Hard Rock, we visited 'the
vault'. What and amazing place
that was. There was rock and
roll memorabilia from every
generation, from Bo Diddly to
John Lennon to Jimi Hendrix.
Some of us were lucky enough
to even hold Jimi Hendrix's
$2,000,000 guitar.
The second day in London

Patricia and Brandon in front
of the Tower of London.

was jam packed. We left the
hotel at 8:30 a.m. for a day of
adventure. We were on a coach
bus tour and saw Buckingham
Palace, Westminster Abbey, the
Houses of Parliament and much
more. The group even made a trip
to Covent Gardens to do some
shopping. The highlight for the
day, however, was most definitely
the visit to St. Paul's Cathedral. At
the beautiful cathedral we braved
the stairs and made the trip to the
Golden Gallery, at the very top,
280 feet above the ground which
was 530 steps from ground-level.
This was the most beautiful view
of all and you could see all of
London just as the sun began to
set. The group also visited the
crypt, which had many famous
bodies, including the architect in
charge of the construction of St.
Paul's, Christopher Wren. After
such a busy day the entire group
was off to a marvelous musical
production. The musical was "We
Will Rock You", with music by
Queen. This was a truly fabulous
show and was surely enjoyed by
The third day was a free day for
everyone and the group visited the
Tower of London and was treated

to a delightful look at the Crown
Jewels in all their splendor. We
also discovered the Bloody
Tower where a few princes were
believed to have been murdered.
We also went to Picadilly Circus
and did some much needed
shopping, and ended up not quite
lost in Oxford Circus. The day
was full of excitement and so was
the night, as the group embarked
on a Disco Cruise. The cruise was
a three hour long excursion to get
the kids to really interact and
enjoy their time with each other.
The fourth long awaited day
included a trip to Windsor Castle,
an official residence of the royal
family. The castle was beautiful
and we even got to see Queen
Mary's doll house, along with
many other treasures the town of
Windsor had to offer us.
Saturday, the fifth day, the
group was treated to a free day
and a New Year's Eve party that
night. The party was surely a
highlight and also happened to
double as Brandon's birthday
party. What a great time it was.
Finally, the big day had
arrived. It was New Year's Day
and we were all trying to rest up
for the parade, when a fire alarm
goes off at eight in the morning
and every cheerleader in the hotel
has to be ready by 9:30 a.m. What
turned out to be a false alarm was
actually not a bad start for the
day. The day turned out great
and everything went off with out
a hitch. The group "All Shook
Up" danced to the Elvis song that
shares the name and performed
the dance a record breaking 22
times in the two mile stretch. After
a long day of dancing everyone
returned to the hotel to rest up for
a long flight.
On Monday I don't think any

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two people had ever been so
happy to see and feel 65 degree
weather. As much as we enjoyed
our time, we were overjoyed to be
home and back with our family
and friends.
We would like to express our
deepest thanks to everyone in the
community who supported us and
helped us make this trip happen,
without your help we would
have never gotten to live out this
awesome opportunity. Our basic
tip for anyone planning a similar
trip, 'Please Mind the Gap'.
by Jessica Smith
All of the 9th grade and 11th
grade students that received a
4.0 or higher on FCAT Writing
during the February 2005
administration went to Kendall
Lanes in Marianna on Jan. 13.
Of all the students in these two
grades, 63 people were eligible
to go on the trip. While on the
trip, laughs along with some
skillful competition in bowling
and pool were supplied to all that
attended. This trip was exciting
and rewarding. We hope that
next year's 9th and llth graders
have the same opportunity_-

Tuesday, Jan. 17
Report Card Day;
Homecoming Coronation;
Sports Pictures
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Blood drive ages 17
and up
Thursday, Jan. 19 -
I PTO meeting 6:30pm
Friday, Jan. 20 -
Homecoming; FFA District
Competition (Marianna,
Tuesday, Jan. 24 -
Club Day



County Schools

I Jan. 19-Jan. 25,2006
Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals
Lunch: Chili with beans, peanut
butter and jelly sandwich, crack-
ers, fresh fruit, cookie.

Lunch: Hamburger on bun,
French-fried potatoes, lettuce,
tomato and pickles, brownie.

Lunch: Turkey ham sandwich,
French-fried potatoes, green
peas, fruit cup, cookie.

Lunch: Sliced turkey roast,
steamed rice with gravy, turnips
with roots, fruit cup, corn bread.

Lunch: Fish portions with tartar
sauce, cheese grits, cole slaw,
fruit cup, cookie.
All menus are subject to change
Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Bristol, Phone 643-3333
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Phone 674-4557

County Schools
Jan. 19 Jan. 25, 2006
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
Breakfast Cinnamon apples, waf-
fles with syrup, sausage link.
Lunch: Pork roast, rice with brown
gravy, collard greens, corn bread,
orange wedges.

Breakfast Bananas, ready-to-eat
cereal, cheese toast.
Lunch: Tacos/taco salad, lettuce,
tomato, cheese, whole-kernel
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Breakfast Chilled orange juice,
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Lunch: Cheeseburgers on buns,
potato rounds with catsup, Cali-
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nut cake.

Breakfast Chilled pears, banana
nut muffin, cheese grits.
Lunch: Chili with beans, peanut
butter and jelly sandwiches, or-
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Lollie named to Dean's List at FL Gulf Coast University

from the Florida Gulf Coast University
lie of Hosford was named to the
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Emergency Operations Center locat-
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Robyn Carpenter is retiring from her duties at

LCHS; Financial aid package available online

Boy's Basketball schedule
Thursday, Jan. 19 Wewa, away, 6 p.m.
I Friday, Jan. 20 Bozeman, home, 6 p.m.
Girl's Basketball schedule
I Wednesday, Jan. 18 Port St. Joe, away, 3:30 p.m.
I Thursday, Jan. 19 Wewa, away, 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 20 -Apalachicola, away, 4 p.m.
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RETIRING After 18 years,
Robyn Carpenter has decided to
retire from the Liberty County
School System as the Liberty
County High School secretary.
Although she has worked in the
school system for 18 years, she
has been at LCHS for eight of
those years. She has done many
things while here at the high
She was responsible for data
entry for six years and her last
two years were as the secretary.
She has also been the sponsor
of many things including the
cheerleading sponsor for seven
years and the student council
for one year.
We took the time to find out
from some of our staff and stu-
dents what Robyn means to
them. Our teachers had a lot of
meaningful things to say. One
teacher said "No one knows
the extra hours that she puts in
without being asked, more than
that, she will be missed because
of her initiative, seeing what
needed to be done and doing it,
and making our school a great
place to be!"
We asked a student that we
knew who was close to her and
this was his thought: "When
I was in ninth grade I was out
of control until Mrs. Carpenter
stepped in to help me. I didn't
care about anything, all I want-
ed to do was graduate. She made
me realize that I had a lot of
things going for me like going
to college and playing football,
all I had to do was apply myself.
She was like another mother,
she kept me on track with class-
es and now thanks to her I have
a great chance to succeed in
life." When asked if there was
one thing that he would say to
her, it would be "Thank you and
I appreciate it."
When Mrs. Carpenter retires

process, students are encour-
aged to apply for aid on the
Internet. The Web address for
the FAFSA application is www.
fafsa.ed.gov and is available 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
Should you choose to use this
method, you must remember to
print the signature page, obtain
all required signatures and mail
it to the address on the form.
The Florida Bright Futures
application for seniors gradu-
ating in May 2007 is avail-
able. The Web address is www.
Students must apply prior to
graduation to receive this schol-
its awards ceremony and A/B
honor roll cookout Jan. 13.
LCHS would also like to thank
the Liberty County School
Board members James Flowers
and Roger Reddick for helping
with the cookout.
EVENTS Beta: Working
on getting ready to sell hearts
for Valentines Day; also form-
ing a Relay for Life team.
FHA: Running a member-
ship drive Jan. 20 for any stu-
dents in Home Ec class. All
dues of $7.50 must be paid to
Mrs. Goodman.
Yearbook: Senior ads or busi-
ness ads get in contact with Sha-
ron Austin or Kelly and Kasey
Lathem at 643-2241, ext. 253.
JROTC: Drill meeting Jan.
21 Tallahassee FAMU and Feb.
25 in Chipley.

Students at W.R. Tolar learn how pennies

can pay for lifesaving cancer research

Students at W.R. Tolar K-8
School are proudly participating
in the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society's Pennies for Patients
program, one of the society's
national school and youth pro-
grams that raises money to find
cures for leukemia, lymphoma
and myeloma while providing
services to patients and their
families. Pennies for Patients
- teaches students caring, sharing,

respect for others and the value
of community service, in addi-
tion to supporting an important
cause. Homeroom classes will
be collecting pennies and any
other donations.
The class contributing the
most money will win a class-
room party.
Tolar's Pennies for Patients
program will run for a three-
week period which begann 'Jan.

10 and will end Jan. 24. This
marks the third year of Tolar's
The Jr. Beta Club sponsors
Tolar's drive. The club sponsors
several service projects during
the school year.
For more information about
the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society's School and Youth pro-
grams, log onto www.schoolan-



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she plans to work part-time at
Twin Oaks Developmental Cen-
ter, babysit her grandson and
sleep late not having to worry
about waking up and being at
school by 7:58 a.m.
She has a great heart and
very open to helping people that
need her. She is a one-of-a-kind
and will always be remember
here at LCHS.
We wish her the best of luck
and happiness with everything
that she does.
the time to start the application
process for financial aid. In or-
der to receive the best financial
aid package available and avoid
problems with your financial
aid, it is important that you apply
early. Students who submit their
Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) between
Jan. 1 and March 1 usually have
their financial aid awarded pri-
or to the start of the fall term,
as long as they have submitted
all the documents requested by
their college or university Fi-
nancial Aid Office. Applying
early allows students to correct
errors on the application, sub-
mit requested documents and
take care of any unexpected sit-
uations that might occur. Early
applicants normally receive the
best financial aid packages too,
as funds are limited in many
cases and are awarded to those
who applications are received
and files completed first.
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Minutes from Dec. 13 Liberty Co. School Board meeting

Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting Dec. 13, 2005
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman Kyle Peddie.
Members present at the meeting
were Tommy Duggar, Darrel
Hayes, James Flowers, Roger
Reddick, Kyle Peddie and
Superintendent David Summers.
1. The prayer was offered by
Tommy Duggar and the Pledge
of Allegiance was led by James
The School Board recognized
the Girls Volleyball Team
and coaching staff for their
accomplishment of making it to
the State Tournament. Gay Lewis
complimented all of them and
presented them with a trophy.
Emergency Management
Director, Rhonda Lewis, spoke
with the board about a grant that
has been-secured for installment
of hurricane screens at Tolar
School. She asked for the board's
approval and requested that
someone from the School District
be willing to oversee the work.
The Board directed Solomon to
get with Lewis and work out the
Motion was made by Hayes
and seconded by Flowers to
adopt the agenda with emergency
items. Reddick requested that
the request for board to provide
$1,000 toward the purchase of
windscreen at LCHS Baseball
Field be added to the emergency
items. The adoption of the
;agenda as requested passed
5. Peddle opened the hearing
on the following Proposed Policy
*Policy 2.81 HIPPA Privacy
*Policy 3.41 Drug Use
*Policy 3.702 Criminal
Background.& Employment
*Policy 6.112 Principles of
*Policy 6.912 Terminal Pay
.Policy 8.37 Seat Belts
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to approve changes
in School Board Policy Changes
listed above.
A. Approval of Minutes Nov. 8,
and Nov. 22, 2005
B. Payment of Bills for
November, 2005
C. Principals' Reports for
November, 2005
D. Financial Statements for
October, 2005
Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve consent
1. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve Revised
2005-06 Salary Schedule (non-
instructional employees at top
of pay scale prior to revision will
move to step 13 and .step 3 for
administrators with exception of
Hosford Principal who will move
to step 4) (Substitute's new rates
will be effective as of December 1,
2005 and will not be retroactive.)
2. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
the following teachers out-of-field
for the 2005-06 school year:
*Jennifer Sewell
*Jamicka Solomon
*Shelia Cook
3. Motion was made by ,
Reddick, seconded by Duggar and

carried unanimously to approve
Lease Agreements with Xerox for
all schools.
4. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
Interagency Criminal History
Record Check User Agreement
with Local School Districts for
Non-criminal Justice Purposes.
5. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Reddick
and carried unanimously to
approve Interagency Agreement
Between Liberty County School
Board and The Florida Department
of Children and Families, District 2
and Big Bend Community Based
6. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
request for student to attend
Liberty County Adult School and
to take the GED upon completion
of required coursework.
1. Motion was made by
Hayes, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation for DonnaAdams
to work up to 10 hours/week in the
Healthy Snack Program at her
hourly rate.
2. Motion was made by
Duggar, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve


correction in minutes of October
11, 2005 changing the effective
dates for maternity leave on
Jennifer Garner from November
15, 2005 through April 1, 2006 to
November 21, 2005 through April
3. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to accept letter of
resignation from Robyn Carpenter
as LCHS School Secretary to be
effective Jan. 17, 2006.
8. There was no old business.
School Board Attorney David
House spoke with the board
regarding a request they had
received from the Hosford 8th
Grade Parents for use of a bus for
an 8th grade trip to Disney World.
House informed the. board that
he had spoken with the PAEC
Risk Manager, Pat McDaniel, who
strongly recommended that the
board not approve this request
because it was not a school
sponsored trip and would make.
the board liable. He also told the
board that he would also strongly
recommend that they not approve
request. He said that McDaniel
would be sending a letter stating
his recommendation to the
After much discussion, the board

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requested that the Superintendent
contact the Principal of Hosford
School and talk with her regarding
the possibility of parents donating
the money raised for the trip to the
school in order to make it a school
sponsored trip.
1. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Reddick
and carried unanimously to
approve Agreement for Contracted
Services between Meris Shuler-
Longfellow and Liberty County
School Board for Speech/
Language Services.
2. The requestfrom Mr. and Ms.
Moore for their son to attend school
out-of-zone for the remainder
of the. 2005-06 school year was
discussed. Summers made the
board aware that he had spoken
with Davis and there was concern
about the numbers of students in
that grade. The board requested
the Superintendent talk with the
Moores for more information
and to make them aware of the
situation with the numbers in that

grade and then poll the Board
members for a decision.
3. Motion was made by
Reddick and seconded by Flowers
to approve expenditure of $1,000
from unappropriated budget to
the LCHS Athletic Department for
the purchase of windscreen at the
Baseball Field.
For motion was Reddick,
Flowers, Duggar. Against motion
was Peddie, Hayes. Peddle and
Hayes requested that the reason
for their no vote be recorded as
being because the board did not
follow the procedure in place for
Request for Funding.
Peddie asked for a motion to
rescind the previous motion and to
look atthe budget in January before
making a decision. Motion was
made by Flowers, seconded by
Reddick and carried unanimously
to rescind the previous motion for
$1,000 expenditure for windscreen
for LCHS Baseball Field pending
budget review at the next regularly
scheduled meeting in January.
13. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to adjourn.

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Old time variety show to hit North Florida area

Are you one of the many
with the quality of entertainment
that's available today? Do you
spend a lot for cable or satellite
TV and still have nothing to
watch? Are you fed up with the
many so-called reality shows
that are springing up, it seems,
practically weekly? How many
times can we watch people eat
bugs? Do you think, as many
of us do, that the entertainment
selections these days are bland
and totally commercialized to a

point were glitz and skin is all
that is offered? Well, we have just
the thing for you! A live variety
show with top notch entertainers
and a theatre that will take you
back to the. days of old! These
are professional acts, not "tribute
performers" (who try to sing or
act like famous stars). Come join
the sounds of a big band and see
acts that will have you amazed!
It's the all new "Variety Show
for America" and our first stop is
Quincy. Take a look at our line
up! Variety Show for America

will be held Saturday, July 22
at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 23
at 2 p.m. at the Quincy Music
Local producer Gordon
McCleary lives in Tallahassee
and is originally from Boston,
MA. He is an independent
producer with no ties to the
mainstream entertainment
industry, which suits him just
fine. Gordon has produced
a few shows locally here in
Tallahassee over the course of
the past few years. He has an

enormous passion and energy
for producing, and is taking it
to a new level by applying it
toward his current production of
the "Variety Show for America",
a title that embodies the overall
theme of the show.
Gordon feels the need for a
show like this is way overdue. He
states "In this age of three-second
sound bites, over-exaggerated
glitz and reality shows, in my
opinion we have come full circle
as far as available entertainment
goes. The days of Vaudeville
were replaced by radio, and then
radio was replaced by television.
As I see it now, TV has morphed
into a highly commercialized
regurgitation of blahness filled
with bug-eating reality shows

that has the public yearning for
good, old-fashioned live quality
entertainment worth the price of
admission." This variety show
is a celebration of the many
great entertainers that are out
here today. Yes, you can travel
to Las Vegas and other parts of
the country to see some form of
current variety show offerings,
but when was the last time a
show like this came to your local
So we invite you to turn off
the TV and come to the show,
sit back and enjoy a piece of
Americana. We promise you will
be thoroughly entertained and
we will not be eating any bugs!
For more information, contact
Gordon McCleary at 321-7975.

USDA Forest Service -
Apalachicola National Forest
Apalachicola Ranger District
Wakulla Ranger District
Franklin, Leon, Liberty &
Wakulla counties, Florida

Fiscal Year 2006 Growing
Season Prescribed Burning

The Forest Service is proposing to prescribe
burn during the growing season. The Forest
Service will plan prescribed burns for71,606
acres of the Apalachicola National (Forest.
There burns will occurfromApril 1,2006thru
Sept. 30,2006. The burn units proposed for
growing season are: 2, 5, 7, 9, 16, 22, 29,
30. 34. i. 45, 47. .18. 50, 56. 61, 70. 72.
327, 328, 329, 333 and 355. These burn.
units total 71,606 acres.

Pursuant to 36 CFR 215.5, the Responsible
Official is seeking comments on this pro-
posal. Comments need to be as specific as
possible and must be postmarked or received
within 30 days after this publication. Oral or
hand-delivered comments must be received
within our. normal business hours of 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, closed on
federal holidays. Comments may be mailed
electronically to our office in a common
digitalformat, atcomments-southern-florida-
apalachicola@fs.fed.us. Comments should
be sent to District Ranger, Wakulla Ranger
District, 57 Taff Drive, Crawfordville,, FL
32327. For more information on this proposal
contact Greg Titus at (850) 926-3561, ext.
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Liberty County Board of County Com-
missioners will receive sealed competi-
tive bids from any person, company or
corporation interested in providing the
following goods/service:

SCOPE: Installation, of approved
storm shutters and other protectants
on building openings at W.R. Tolar
School to retrofit them for use as
storm shelters.

The Bid specifications may be obtained
at the Liberty County Emergency Man-
agement office, 11109 NW SR 20, P.O.
Box 877, Bristol, FL 32321. (Telephone
(850) 643-2339).

Please indicate on the outside of the
envelope that this is a SEALED BID
be sent to the Liberty County Clerk of
Courts office at P.O. Box,399, BristolFL

Bids will be received until 5 p.m. (ET), on
February 9, 2006, Thursday, and will be
opened at the following meeting of the
Liberty County Board of County Com-
missioners- which is held in the Liberty
County Courthouse, Bristol, FL 32321,
on February 9, 2006, Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. ,8.1.25


The Liberty County School Board is
requesting bid proposals to assemble a
HVAC duct system, insulation and instal-
lation of (five) five SEMCO Desiccant
Wheel HVAC units at W.R. Tolar K-8

The contractor shall visit the job site BE-
FORE submitting a formal bid. A diagram
of this project may be picked up at the
Liberty County School Board Administra-
tion Office located at 12926 NW CR 12,
Bristol, Florida 32321.

All materials for this project will be pro-
vided by the Liberty County School
Board. The successful contractor must
be bonded, insured and have Worker's
Compensation as required by Florida
Statues. Proof of all insurance require-
ments must be presented BEFORE the
contract is let; the Liberty County School
Board reserves the right to reject any and
all bids. All workers must have a Level 2
background clearance before being al-
lowed to work on school property. When
the project is completed, the success-
ful bidder will be able to demonstrate a

All bids must be sealed and labeled "W.R.
BLY." All bids must be submitted to the
Liberty County School Board Office at
12926 NW CR 12 by Monday, Jan. 30,
2006 at 4 p.m. (ET). Any bids received
AFTER this time will NOT be considered.
If you have any question concerning this
project, call Greg Solomon, Director of
Maintenance and Facilities-at (850) 643-
2275, ext. 267.


The City of Bristol will receive sealed
bids for electrical work to be done on the
city's seven lift stations, which includes
all parts and labor. This work will be com-
pleted and paid for at the rate of one lift
station each month. Accordingly, this is a
seven (7) month project.

The City's lift station consist of one (1)
lift station that is three phase and six (6)
lift stations that are single phase. The
6 single phase lift stations .require an
electrical upgrade that will enable them
to hook-up to a portable generator. The
3 phase lift station requires an electrical
upgrade that will enable it to hook to a.
stationary generator.

Sealed bids should be clearly mark
and should be submitted to:, City
Bristol, P.0, Box 207, 12444 NW Virgir
G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321 no lat
than 5 p.m. (ET) on Feb. 6, 2006.

Sealed bids will be opened and re
aloud that same night, Feb. 6, 2006
6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 12444 NW Virgin

G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL during the re
ular City Council meeting.

For further information, please conta
Michael Wahiquist, Wastewater Oper
tor at (850) 643-7272. 1.is.

CASE NO.. 2005-0368-CA

To: {name of Respondent} Daniel C.
{Respondent's last known address} P.O.
Box 33, Blountstown, FL 32424 SE Pear
YOU ARE NOTIFIE[D that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to iton {name of Petitioner}
Crystal G. Hobby, whoseaddress is 19098
NW379 CR, Bristol, FL32321 onorbefore
Feb. 17, 2006, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 20859 Central
Ave. E. RM #130, Blountstown, FL 32424
before service on Petitioneror immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may beentered against you for therelief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may-file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: December 13, 2005.
Ruth Attaway, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: L. Flowers, Deputy Clerk 1-Ts-

Florida NRCS announces extension

of the signup cutoff date for EQIP

ed The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) an-
s" ounces Feb. 15 as the new cutoff date for the Environmental Qual-
nia ity Incentives Program. All applications will be accepted until close
ter of business 4:30 p.m. (CT) on Feb. 15.
EQIP offers financial and technical assistance to install structural
ad and management practices on eligible non-federal lands to address
at natural resource concerns. Examples of practices that are cost-
g- shared under local county priorities are no-till, strip-till, and mulch
till farming / cover crop on cropland; erosion control practices on ag
lands; well, pipeline, trough, cross-fencing & grass planting on pas-
ct- tureland / hayland; longleaf pine tree planting on cropland or pas-
1.25 tureland (40 acre max). Conservation treatment activities for EQIP
are carried out in accordance to a conservation plan that is developed
E with the landowner or manager. Contracts range from 2 to 10 years.
)R Cost-share incentive payments range up to 50 percent (some priori-
ties range up to 75 percent). Limited Resource Farmers are eligible
for up to 90 percent cost-share.
State-wide priorities for EQIP include erosion control, water
quality, water quantity, animal / plant health and confined livestock
operations (example: dairy). Individual county priorities may vary
slightly due to locally established objectives.
For additional details on this Farm Bill program and for specific
eligibility requirements, contact Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis at
the USDA Service Center, 17413 NW Leonard Street, Blountstown,
Florida 32424 or call 674-8271.

from the NationalArbor Day Foundation
Five free crapemyrtle trees
will be given to each person who
joins the National Arbor Day
Foundation during January.
The free trees are part of the
non-profit Foundation's Trees
for America campaign.

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John Rosenow, the Foundation's
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The trees will be shipped post-
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between Feb. 1 and May 31 with
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The 6- to 12-inch trees are guar-
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Members also receive a sub-
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To receive the free trees, send
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Jane White Winslow,
70, passed away
Tuesday, Jan. 10,
2006 at the National
Park Medical Cen- -.
ter in Hot Springs,
AR. She was born
March 22, 1935 in
Blountstown. She
was of the Christian faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Brozl
Berlin and Ada Bell (Lloyd) White.
Survivors include her husband, John .Franklin
Winslow of Royal, AR; two sons, Thomas Frederick
Trout of Royal and Anthony Ralph and his wife,
Porfiria Trout of Kodiak Island, AK; one daughter,
Terri Lynn Trout of Palm Desert, CA; three broth-
ers, Ralph F. White, George B. White and David
N. White, all of Blountstown; one sister, Marion
Joan (White) Alderman of Blountstown; and four
Services were held Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 at Ca-
ruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel in Hot Springs, AR.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs was
in charge of the arrangements.

SYCAMORE Vernon W. Holcombe, 66,
passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 in Mari-
anna. He was retired from Gadsden Co. Road and
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus
and Lovie Holcombe.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Segers Hol-
combe of Sycamore; three daughters, Dana Morris
and her husband, Gene of Blountstown, Donna
Ethridge and her husband, Jimmy of Chattahoochee
.and Angela Holcombe of Sycamore; three grand-
children, Zachary Morris, Isabella Holcombe and
Brooks Ethridge; brother-in-law and sister-in-law,
Clyde and Mary Joyce Segers of Blountstown; sis-
ter-in-law, Wanda Segers of Lynn Haven; sister-in-
law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Russell Waldorff
of Bartow.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 at
Sycamore United Methodist Church. Interment
followed in Sycamore Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cove-
nant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette St., Suite C, Marianna,
FL, 32446 or charity of your choice
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was
in charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA Doris Williams, 68, passed away
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006 at her home. She was born
in Ooltewah, TN and had lived in Calhoun County
since 1983. She was a homemaker and attended the
Altha Church of God.
Survivors include four sons, David Williams and
his wife, Jane of Delta, AL, Danny Williams and
his wife, Denise of Altha, Travis Williams and his
wife, Annette of Blountstown,
and Marcus Williams of Altha; 1 C
three daughters, Gay Newton
and her husband, Jim of
Blountstown, Teresa Bailey and
her husband, Jeff of Blountstown
and Lori Sansom of Altha; 17 CharlE
grandchildren and 17 great- Licens
grandchildren. Lcens
Services were held Sunday, 42
Jan. 15, 2006 from Adams Call us -
Funeral Home Chapel in we can
Blountstown with Rev. Michael arrange
Morris officiating. Interment
followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery Butler-Mc
near Altha. "' Buildir
Adams Funeral Home was in Ph
chargeof the arrangements. -,',

ALTHA- Gregory Scott Crutchfield, 34, passed
away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at his home. He en-
joyed his PlayStation and his dog, but most of all
he loved his girls.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Crutchfield
of Altha; two daughters, Cara Crutchfield and
Heidi Crutchfield; his- parents, James and Peggy
Crutchfield of Altha; one brother, Chris Crutchfield
of Altha; one sister, Susanne Bramblett and her
husband, Rodney of Altha; maternal grandmother,
Adrienne Branning; two nephews, Tyler Bramblett
and Christopher Crutchfield.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Hall Funeral Home in
Services are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 at
2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home. Interment will follow
in New Shiloh Cemetery.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha is in charge of the

ton, 63, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006. He
was born in Rocky Mountain, NC. He was a U.S.
Army veteran and was owner-operator of Quantum
He was preceded in death by his parents, James
N. Bouton and Bernadine Stanfil Bouton and a
brother, David Knight.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Bouton of
Crawfordville; two sons, Jimmy Bouton and Rich-
ard Bouton, both of Crawfordville; three broth-
ers, Billy Knight of Hickory, NC, Wes Knight of
Bridgeport, WV and Stan Knight of Phillipi, WV;
three sisters, Becky Knight of Mill Creek, WV,
Cheryl Ball of Davis, WV and CindN Rollins of
Phillipi; one aunt, Elizabeth Dalton of Bristol; one
uncle, John Brewer Jr. of Lascassas, TN; many
nieces and nephews and special friends, Pat, Jim
and Dorothy.
Services are scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006
at 1 p.m. at Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Interment will follow in Mitchum Cemetery in
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville
is in charge of the arrangements.


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still experiencing painful mus-
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When X-rays showed additional
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Multiple myeloma affects an
estimated 50,000 Americans,
with approximately 15,000 new
cases diagnosed each year. The
cancer attacks plasma cells, or
white blood cells, primarily in
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to fight against infection and dis-
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spread to multiple sites, causing
bone destruction and fractures.
Like Stevens' case, the disease is
often discovered by chance and
is not noticed until it has reached
an advanced stage.
"Despite advances in treat-
ment, only 30 percent of pa-
tients with advanced multiple
myeloma typically live for more
than five years after diagnosis,"
said Dr. Paul Richardson of the
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

"So it's important for patients to
have access to new medicines."
Richardson is a leading inves-
tigator for new multiple myelo-
ma treatment options. A recent
study in the New England Jour-
nal of Medicine, led by Richard-
son, shows multiple myeloma
patients treated with Velcade
had a better chance at survival
compared to patients who used
the standard treatment.
"Velcade has been shown to
significantly increase chances
for survival when compared to
standard therapy, showing great
promise for improving patient
outcomes," Richardson said.
The study also shows that
Velcade slowed the progress of
the disease longer than the stan-
dard treatment and more patients
responded better. Some patients
whose cancer still progressed
with radiation and chemotherapy
saw their conditions improve af-
ter treatment. Clinical trials are
underway to further evaluate the
medicine's potential with multi-
ple myeloma and other cancers.
Now on Velcade, with her
multiple myeloma in remission,
Stevens fights against cancer as
a mentor for newly diagnosed
"I am doing well and I want to
give hope to others when the ini-
tial diagnosis is scary," she said.

GRAND RIDGE Vera Lee Waldorf, 92, passed away Tuesday,
Jan. 17, 2006 at the Marianna Health and Rehab Center. She was born
July 27, 1913 in Jackson County and had lived in Grand Ridge most
of her life. She worked at Florida State Hospital and also worked in
the citrus industry. She was a member of Shady Grove Pentecostal
Holiness Church near Grand Ridge.
Survivors include one brother, Herbert R. Yon of Modesto, CA; two
sisters, Alene Moneyham and Lucile Bradley, both of Grand Ridge;
and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 19 from noon
until 1:45 p.m. (CT) at Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Services are scheduled Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 at 2 p.m. (CT) at
Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Billy Walker
officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
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Bed preparation is the key to

successful flowers & vegetables

Garden catalogues are arriv-
ing every day. As you start mak-
ing plans for your spring vegeta-
ble or flower garden, reflect back
and ask yourself how your plants,
performed last year.
Did the water drain well after
the heavy rains? Did the roots
expand outside the football? Did
your plants perform well? If you
answered no to one or more of
these questions, then you may
want to pay special attention to
your bed preparation this year.
Annual flower and vegetable
beds that seem to produce less
with repeated use are often suf-
fering from declining soil health.
This declining health is usually
due to several factors including
reduced soil organic matter, a
buildup of soil-borne diseases,
increased nematode popula-
tions, compaction or depleted

by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

The key to successful garden-
ing, especially with annual flow-
ers and vegetables, is good soil.
Plants require oxygen, nutrients
and water for proper growth.
The soil texture plays the most
important role in determining
whether or not those three needs
are met sufficiently to allow the
plant to become established and
perform to expectations. Desir-
able soil has the ability to hold
water while allowing for ad-
equate drainage. It also provides
proper oxygen for root develop-
Florida's soils are typically
sandy and have very low nutri-

ent and water holding capacities.
Amending flower and vegetable
beds is one of the best ways to
improve sandy soil conditions.
Amend with organic matter such
as fine pine bark, (pieces less
than one-half inch), leaf mold,
compost, or peat. Adding a three
to four inch layer of organic mat-
ter allows the bed to be built up
and improves drainage. Organic
matter also increases the soil's
ability to hold nutrients which
enhances plant growth.
Incorporate the organic mat-
ter into the upper six to ten inch-
es of the native soil by tilling
or spading. "Double digging"
is practiced by many vegetable
gardeners in order to eliminate
compaction and prepare a deep-
er root zone for improved plant
growth. To "double dig," first
shovel off a twelve inch layer of
soil into a pile, turn the bottom
twelve inch layer then replace
the topsoil while mixing in your
organic matter.
Amend garden beds ap-
proximately three weeks prior
to planting. Sufficient time is
needed for the organic material
to complete some biological ac-
tivity prior to planting.
Extremely fresh organic ma-
terial has an immediate impact
once tilled or spaded into the
soil. When introduced to the na-
tive soil there is a rapid increase
in the numbers of soil microor-
ganisms. These soil microbes
reach tremendous numbers as
they help to decompose or break
down' the organic materials to
a more usable form. If young
plants or seeds are planted while
these microbes are highly ac-
tive, there is a good chance that
they will experience nitrogen
deficiency, root rot or seedling
A small amount of fertilizer
can also be applied during soil
preparation. This may be help-
ful if the organic amendments
are too fresh. A little extra nitro-
gen will help speed up microbial
Some gardeners will also
amend the soil with lime dur-
ing bed preparation. While lime
may be necessary in some situ-
ations, don't add it until you've
had a pH test run by a reliable
lab. Too much lime in the soil
may be just as bad as too little.
A high pH, caused by excessive
lime, can cause many problems
such as making some nutrients
unavailable to plants. So, keep
in mind the old adage, "Don't
guess, soil test!"
After amending and tilling,
the result will be a flower or veg-
etable bed full of soft soil sev-
eral inches deep. Few plants can
resist the excellent drainage and
easy-to-penetrate conditions in a
bed like this. The only problem
is that it won't last forever be-
cause the organic matter gradu-
ally disappears.

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Console TV, color, 25 inch, $40.
Call 237-2758. 1-18, 1-25

Pageant/Prom dresses, purple,
size 3/4 (for teen); yellow, size 14.
(junior); teal green, size 1/2 (for
teen). Will take best offer. Call 237-
2144. 1-18,1-25

Canopy bed, old time wooden,
queen size without mattress and
box springs. Must see to appreci-
ate, asking $450 or best offer. Call
237-2144. 1-18, 1-25

Ponderosa swimming pool, 24
ft., above ground, free delivery,
needs installation, $1,000. Call
210-6138. 1-18,1-25

Interior doors, solid, double doors,
two sets of 6/0 x 6/8, new, never
installed. Call 379-8539, best of-
fer. 1-18, 1-25

Dale Jarrett racing jacket, size
XL youth, like new, $30. Call 674-
8320. 1-18, 1-25

"Little People"farm, barn and farm
animals, $10. Call 674-8320.

Prom dress, black and white ball
gown type dress, resized to 12,
matching black gloves, worn once,
paid $450, asking $200. Call 674-
2131. 1-18,1-25

XBOX, with four controllers, mem-
ory card and 12 games. Call 643-

Old casino token collection, $600;
old foreign coin collection, $500;
old wheat pennies, $500; set of old
quarters, $300. Call 643-2085.
1-18, 1-25

Metal file cabinet, four drawers,
$15; old horse saddle, $75; potty
chair; walker; crutches. Call 643-
2085. 1-18, 1-25

Storage shed, 12 x 20, $2,200..
Call 674-4875 or 643-8662.

Entertainment center, on
old, $50. Call 643-5818.

Large TV antenna with Ion
wire, $50. Call 643-5818.

Hammock, two person sty
metal stand, $40. Call 643-

Les Paul electric guitar, c
Peavey amp included, $20

GE washing machine, $1'
dryer, $85. Call 643-2431.

Satellite dish with unit recei
IRD remote, ready to set up
free! Call 674-5533.

Microwave, used, works goo
Call 643-2812.

King mattress, great coi
$20; five piece dining tab
wood, $40; two bags of prea
clothes, both for $20. Ca

Browning 12 gauge sh'
$600. Call 643-5827.

Rheem hot water heater,
.new, still in box, $325; 10
power pole, $100; 200 amp
pole, $150. Call 762-2020

Complete Chambord beddi
accessory set by Croscill pur
at Dillards lor $900, asking
Set includes queen comfor
three valances with sheers,
curtain, toothbrush holder
dispenser, soap dish, tissue
and hand towels. Also include
matching floral arrangement
and candle sets. The set is
with floral designs of golds,
ders and greens. Call 643
leave message.

Dewalt XRP batteries, 18 v
pack. Call 643-3007.

Sony audio/video rack, $2

ie year 1995 Ford Escort wagon, 75,000
original miles, $3,500. Call 762-
1-18, 1-25 8336. 1-18, 1-25

ig coax 1993 LincolnTown Car, fourdoor,
86,000 original miles, runs and
looks great, $2,500 or best offer.
Call 762-8459. 1-18,1-25

le with 1990 Ford Ranger with camper
5818. shell, 48,000 original miles, $3,000
1-18, 1-25 or best offer. Call 762-8459.
1-18, 1-25
custom ,
0. Call 1966 Chevy truck, new motor,
1-18:1-25 looks and runs great, was $3,000,
reduced to $2,000 or best offer. Call
00; GE 762-8459. 1-18,1-25

1-18,1-25 1996 Saturn SL, four-door sedan,
leather, power locks and windows,
ve randAM/FM CD player, excellent gas
mileage, $2,900 or best offer. Call
, yours 674-3872.
1-11,1-18 1-18,1-25

Ad, $15. 1982 Mercedes 300 DL, runs great,
1-11,1-18 looks good, $2,900 or best offer.
Call 674-3872. 1-18,1-25
le set, 1988 Ford Ranger, five-speed
gnancy transmission, $750. Call 567-
ll 643- 1078., 1-18,1-25
1-11,-18 1997Z71 Chevy, regularcab,4WD,
otgun, A/C, heat and CD player, $4,000 or
t-g, 1 best offer. Call 556-8776.
1-11, 1-18 1-18, 1-25

brand 1988 Dodge, 4WD, $1,000. Call
)0 amp 762-3723. 1-18 1-25
or 643- 2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre-runner,
1-11,1-18 regular cab, 2.7 fr' ider, auto-
matictran.p- ,O9' .,pe player,
ing and custom to .,,u00 miles, one
chased owner, $13,aUO. Call 762-3159.
$200. 1-18,1-25
,ter set,
shower 1996 Chevy Lumina, car was hit
s 5owa on the left front side and my wife
, soap doesn't want to get it fixed. Engine
ie box, and transmission in good condition,
destwo $800 or best offer. Call 294-3904
ts, lamp anytime. 1-11,1-18

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1-18,1-25 1997 Dodge Intrepid, four door,
high mileage, runs great, A/C, heat,
Swimming pool, 27 ft., 54 inches FM/AM cassette, keyless entry,
deep, needs liner and will have to anti-theft, $3,500 or best offer. Call
be taken down by buyer. Call 762- 237-2144. 1-18,1-25
8831. 1-18,1-25
2002 Chevy truck, 4WD, extended
Lark riding scooter, brand new. cab, LS package, Nerf bars, new
Call 762-8831. 1-18,1- Rh ining,57,000miles,$18,000.
Call 379-8539. 1-18,1-25
Kerosene heaters, two available, 2001 Volvo S40, 81,200 miles,
will need wicks, $25 each; small leather, sunroof, 32 mpg., $11,000
electric heater, $10. Call 674- or best offer. Call 643-1064 or 643-
5486. 1-18, 1-25 6207. 1-18,1-25

Town & Country Realty
.Ronald W. Wood, Broker
Phone 674-4629

oak floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances, 2,300 sq. ft.
total, 30x40 finished slab in back ready for shop or garage.
Buy this like-new home for less than current new building
costs. PRICE REDUCED TO $180,000
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1996 John Deere Excavator,
good condition, $40,000. Call 762-
8387. 1-18,1-25

Honda Four Trax, four wheeler,
never been off road, perfect condi-
tion. Call 674-3872. 1-18, t-25

717-3333 by noon
run FREE for 2 weeks.

2002 Kawasaki 800 Vulcan, 9,000
miles, windshield, saddle bags, new
tires, $4,000. Call 643-2344 or 694-
4100. 1-18,1-25

Nolen motorcycle helmet, DOT
approved, size medium, red with
silver and black trim, $50. Call 379-
8512. 1-18, 1-25

2002 Suzuki Intruder, 805 cc.
engine, black with saddle bags,
windshield, 6,100 miles, must see to
appreciate, $4,200. Call 643-2988
or 643-7347. 1-11, 1-18

Coleman pop-up, large size, very
good condition with A/C and heat,
$2,200 firm. Call 762-2090, leave
message. Serious enquiries only
please. 1-18,1-25

2004 Elite, 44 ft., double slide,
deluxe park model, $21,000; 2003
Elite, 36 ft., 3 x 10 slide, washer/
dryer, like new, $17,500; 2002 Elite,
'44 ft., king size bed, double slide,
$15,000; 2001 Elite, 44 ft., $8,750.
Call 899-9148. 1-11,1-18

Steury boat and trailer, 22 ft.,
needs a motor. Call 762-8831.
1-18; 1-25

Rivercraft bass boat, 17ft., 150 hp
Suzuki motor, new paint, new seats
and new carpet, marine CD player,
asking $3,000. Call 674-2376.
1-11, 1-18

1989 Pro-line, 21 ft., walk-about
cuddy cabin, galvanized tandum-
axle trailer, all in good condition,
200 hp Johnson motor, $4,000. Call
674-7138 or 899-0269, leave mes-
sage. 1-4T.1-25

Pomeranian, white, one-year-old
male with papers, $175. Call 237-
2758. 1-18,1-25

Free kittens to good home, four-
month old black and white male;
gray male; gray and multi-colored
female. Call 447-1170.
1-18, 1-25

William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work, landscape
pressure cleaning,
renovations, seamless
gutter, painting, vinyl, ES
& screen enclosure
Call 674-8092 UFN

Stump grinding

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Free estimates

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Florida leads the way as the nation continues strong economic expansion

Gallagher, Florida's chief
financial officer, applauded
new data showing the nation's
economy continuing to grow at a

robust pace with Florida leading
the way. Nationally there was
strong growth in gross domestic
product, incomes, manufacturing
and consumer confidence while
the unemployment rate continued
to fall.
Florida led the nation last year
with over 252,000 jobs created.
The 3.5 percent employment
growth rate and the 7.8 percent
personal income growth rate
both exceeded forecasts made
by state economists last year.
"This great performance is due

in large part to the hard work and
common-sense policies of Gov.
Bush. and our Republican-led
Legislature to create an economy
in Florida that is among the best
in the nation," said Gallagher.
"But more importantly, it is
the result of Florida's business
men and women and Florida's
workers who continue to make
this state strong and vibrant.
We need to continue building
an environment that allows
businesses to grow, that attracts
new investment to the state

and that creates good jobs for
Forecasts for the coming year
predict the Florida economy
will remain bullish. Overall
employment is expected to
grow by 3.5 percent while the
unemployment rate reaches a
low of 3.69 percent, compared
with the most recent national
unemployment rate of 4.9
percent. Personal income
growth is expected to rise 6.6
percent. In addition to the
upbeat private sector financial

figures. the state's bond ratings
have been upgraded by all three
major bond rating agencies. In
fact, Florida received its first
ever triple-A bond rating.
"These improved bond ratings
show that our conservative
financial management practices
are really paying off," said
Gallagher. "The millions of
dollars saved will allow us to
continue efforts to reduce the tax
burden on our citizens while still
providing necessary services and
improving our infrastructure."

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. -

Pug, female; blue dog, one-year-old
female. Both free to a good home.
Call 447-1170. 1-18,1-25
Pekingese puppies, ready Jan. 28,
will have first shots and-wormed,
$50 deposit required, $225 each.
Call 643-3629. 1-18,1-25
Cockatiels, two with four ft. cage
and accessories, $50 or best offer.
Call 674-8320. 1-18,1-25
Parakeets, two with four ft. cylinder
cage, $40 or best offer. Call 674-
8320. 1-18, 1-25

sealed w/ warranty. Can
deliver. 850-545-7112

Brand new sleigh bed,
dresser, mirror, and
nightstand. $575, still boxed,
can deliver. 850-222-9879

BED, a sleigh -bed including
headboard, footboard & rails.
NEW in box, only $275. Call

plastic with warranty. $165,
can deliver. 850-425-8374

Bedroom ALL NEW 7 PC
set: All dovetailed, all wood-
still boxed. Retail $4K, must
sell $1500, can deliver. 850-

$650 NEW Micro fiber
upholstery, hardwood frame &
warranty, unopened. 850-545-

oak table w/ in lay, ball & claw
feet, leaf, 2 arm chairs, 4 side
chairs, hutch/buffet. $4500
sug. list, sacrifice $1900. 850-

cherry table w/ leaf, 6 chairs &
lighted china cabinet. Still
boxed. $900. Can deliver.

LEATHER Sofa, Loveseat &
Chair. still wrapped: Retail
$3400, sell brand new with
warranty $1250. 850-425-

MATTRESS New full set in
plastic -with: wwarranty, ,$120.
850-222-9879 -" '....

Shar-Pei and Pit mix, 2 1/2-year-
old male; blonde red nose Pit, two
years old, both free to good home
and very gentle with children. Call
643-4466. 1-18,1-25
Donkeys, two Jacks, one is $150
and the other is $100. Call 643-
5355. 1-18,1-25
Rat terrier, female, free to good
home. Call 379-3859.
1-18, 1-25

Deer dogs, 1/2 beagle and 1/2
walker. Call 643-5827. 1-18,1-25
Chihuahua puppies, two males,
one female, six-weeks old, female,
$200 and male, $150. Call 643-
2739. 1-11,1-18
Squirrel dog puppies, mother and
father will demonstrate, $35 each.
Call 762-3824. 1-11,1-18
AKC Golden retrievers, three
male, born Oct. 22 with current
immunizations and parents on
premises, asking $350. Call 379-8
651. 1-11,118

AKC Mini Piebald Dachshund
puppies, taking deposits. Call 379-
8725. 1-11,1-18
Registered gelding, 16 years old,
16.2 hands; Thoroughbred, 20
year-old mare; saddle and tack.
Call 933-0396. 1-11,1-18
AKC Chocolate Labrador, seven
months old, has shots and wormed,
$200. Call 643-4096. 1-11 1-18

Lost: White male Walker, lost near
River Styx. Has a camouflage track-
ing collar on and a regular collar. If
seen or found, please call 850-639-
2899. 1-18,1-25
Found: Baseball glove on Hwy. 20
around Chason Rd. in Bristol. Call
379-8539 to identify. 1-18,1-25
Lost: White American bulldog with
brindle patch on his left eye, has
long tail, four years old, answers
to "Dubs". Last seen on Hwy. 379.
If found, please call 643-3799 or
544-5456 or 544-5440, day or night.
$100 reward for his return.


SATURDAY, JAN. 21, at 10 a.m. (ET)
North Florida Fairgrounds, Tallahassee

*Late model Cat D3C Dozer
*Late model Ford and Intl. dump trucks
*Late model (2000-2003) utility trucks and work vans
*Cat D6 *Deere 41 OB backhoe *Numerous tractors
*(22) Pickups: many late models
*(29) Sheriff Crown Vics and Caprices (1993-2003)
*Numerous late model cars and SUVs
*Misc. equipment and accessories
PREVIEW: Friday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.

TERMS: All units sell "AS IS" 5% buyer premium
cash or cashier check, other checks must be
accompanied by a current Bank Letter of Guarantee
For information: 1-800-519-6402
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Found: Golden retriever, male,
showed up at my house on Ashley
-Shiver Road. He is very gentle,
seems to love children, seems to
be about 1 to 2 years old. If you lost
your pet, please call 674-5720.
1-18, 1-25

Lost: Reddish brown female
Dachshund, last seen Jan. 2 near
Vilas Sumner Rd. off Hwy. 65 S. in
Telogia (vicinity of Forest Rd. #120-
107-122-187). Answers to "Coco".
Reward offered. Call 379-8596,
379-8738 or cell 491-6076.
1-11, 1-18
Lost: Black leather wallet. Drop in
mailbox. No questions asked, keep
money in wallet or call 674-2720 for
reward. 01-11,1-18
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Wanted: Looking for rolls of hay
to be delivered in Shelton's Corner
area. Call 762-2811. 1-18, 1-25

Wanted: Looking for a minimum

1-18, 1-25 riree euroorii 1 T ICi lU ll U l l lI
to own in Bristol area with heating
and air. Character and financial ref-
erences available. Call 643-4943.
1-18, 1-25
Wanted: Looking for McDaniel's
Cemetery: If you know where it is
located or have any information,
please call 674-3747, leave mes-
sage. 1-18,1-25

for sale, $25.
Call 643-3825.
-18. 1-25


to buy

Real Estate

10 to 1,000 acres,

reasonably priced.

Immediate closing.


(850) 544-5441 or


Wanted: Used windows for a sun
room. Also some thick roof beams
and nice planks for floor. Free or
cheap. Thank you. Call 762-2252.

01-11, 1-18

Wanted: Guns, paying cash, old or
modern rifles, shotguns, pistols, one
gun or collection, military guns, old
double barrels. Call 674-4860.
12-21 T. 3-29

Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 1-28T. 3-15

3.75 Acres in Rock Bluff area,
Highway frontage, recent survey,
high and dry, beautiful big oaktrees,
$55,000 or will negotiate for cash.
Call 643-6190. 1-18,1-25

Mobile home, older model, totally
renovated, all new interior, must
see to appreciate, $6,000. Call
643-2992. 1-11,1-18

50 acres in Altha, $265,000; 28
acres in Altha, $135,000; 5 acres
in Altha, $43,500. Call 762-8185 or
653-5597. 1-18, 1-25

Land for sale, Hwy. 69-A road
frontage, parcel one, 19 acres (mol),
$129,000; parcel two, 19 acres
(mol), $89,000. Call Shalene at
762-8025. 12-21 T 2-8

Yard sale, Saturday, Jan. 21 begin-
ning at 8 a.m. at 15721 S. Main St.
in Blountstown. Furniture, medical
equipment, odds and ends. Call
674-7226. 1-18

for sale
10-acre blocks located
near Florida River.
starting at
$7,500 per acre.

City lots for sale.
J.O. Williams
Les Brown
Call 643-1566,
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Keeping kids safe in cars often means keeping them busy

Car trips with children can
often turn out to be marathon-
like tests of patience for parents.
Choruses of "Are we there yet?"
and "I need to go to the bathroom"
linger in the minds of many a par-
ent preparing t6 take a child on a
road trip. But just as much as bore-
dom can be a burden on a child,
it can also be a burden on safety,
as children with nothing to do in
the back seat can grow restless
and unruly, creating a dangerous
distraction for parents whose chief
focus should be on the road.
Fortunately, there are several
easy steps parents can take that

will help them keep their eyes on
the road and their kids from being
bored to tears.
*Bring along a TV/DVD player.
Though these can be expensive,
many electronics manufacturers
now offer portable TV/DVD play-
ers that can be plugged into the
car lighter. Also, many SUVs and
minivans offer built-in TV/DVD
players with the vehicle you pur-
chase. While these, too, are expen-
sive options, in the long run, the
peace of mind they provide might
be worth the extra money.
*Pack a few books on CD.
Though many people, adults

and children alike, might feel
nauseous reading a book in a
moving vehicle, no such nausea
occurs when listening to a book
while moving. This can be a way
to keep things in the car mellow
while allowing your child to learn
something along the way, too.
*Pack snacks. Children can stay
occupied with a good snack that
can also help hold them over until
it's time to pull over and stop for a
meal. You can also give your kids
an incentive to behave by letting
them know you have their favorite
snacks, which they can have only
if they're good.

*Attach an activity center to a
smaller child's car seat. Though
this will only work for children
who are still in car seats, it can be
attached to the front of a car seat
and provide your child with some
stimulating activity.
*Pack some toys. Chances are,
your children will want to bring
some of their favorite toys along
anyway. Make sure you don't
pack anything that can be eas-
ily thrown about the car or at a
sibling. Hand-held video games,
coloring books or even a personal
CD player should provide some
lengthy escapism for your child

and keep the car safe, too.
*Play some games. At one time
or another, any child who has
ever been on a long car trip has
played the license plate game,
where children keep track of all
the different state license plates
they see on the road. Other games
can include "What is your favorite
movie, food, etc.?" and guessing
games where children can guess
the distance of an object they see
that's far ahead (whoever gets
the most accurate guesses wins
a snack). These games will keep
kids occupied and allow you to
keep your eyes on the road.

One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear ST Suile 2.
Blountstown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are avail-
able: Supervisor/Food Service,
Delivery Driver, Bookkeeper,
Dairy Worker, Crew Mem-
ber/Fast Food,. Dredge Op-
erator, Nursery Worker, Janito-
rial, Truck Driver/Heavy, Food
Worker. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN



Looking for good
people who want
to make a career
change. Applicants
will be cross
trained in:
*Equipment Operation
and Maintenance
*General Labor
and Metal Sorting

Apply in person at:
1351 Aenon Church Rd.
off Hwy. 20, Tallahassee
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Minimum Qualifications:
1) Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician in
accordance with F.S. 401
2) Current C.P.R. Card
Experience Preferred

Application Deadline: Jan. 20, 2006

To apply, submit a county application to:..
Liberty County Emergency Medical Services
P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: 643-5866 or 566-9347 (cell)

...is now accepting applications for the following position:

RANGE MASTER: Oversees, coordinates and supervis-
es operations and activities associated with the Criminal
Justice Standards and Training program and manage-
ment of the twenty acre Training Complex, which includes
a firearms range, driving range and fire fighting facility for
instructional purposes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
general education diploma (GED) with a minimum of 10
years experience in law enforcement, military, corrections,
or equivalent combination of education and experience re-
quired. Valid state Driver's License and Criminal Justice
Standards and Training Commission certification in Fire-
arms Instructional Techniques required. Tactical Police
Driving Certification preferred.


Submit letter of application, resume, references with cur-
rent addresses & telephone numbers and completed col-
lege employment application to:
CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human Resources,
3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446


...is hnow accepting applications for the following position:

EDUCATION: manages the faculty, staff and resources
of the Math, Science and Education departments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a minimum of
a Master's degree (M.A./M.S.) in related academic field
with five (5) years successful teaching and/or administra-
tive experience, preferably in a community college set-
ting. Valid state Driver's License required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 26, 2006 at 4 p.m.

Submit letter of application, resume, references with cur-
rent addresses & telephone numbers and completed col-
lege employment application to:
CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human Resources,
3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446


A Behavioral Health Care Center
is currently seeking:

MASTER LEVELTHERAPIST (#2266) Master's degree
from an accredited university or college with a major in the
field of counseling, social work, psychology or a related
Human Services field and two years of professional ex-
perience in providing services to persons with behavioral
illness. Prior experience working with children who have
emotional issues required. Some local travel required. Li-
cense preferred. SHIFT: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

LICENSED THERAPIST (#2266C) Master's degree
from an accredited university or college with a major in the
field of counseling, social work, psychology or a related
Human Services field and two years of professional ex-
perience in providing services to persons with behavioral
illness. Prior experience working with children who have
emotional issues required. Some local travel required.
License required. SHIFT: Monday-Friday/variable hours,
some late afternoon work required.

For more information and a complete listing of avail-
able positions:
(850) 523-3217 or 1 (800) 226-2931
Human resources
2634-J Capital Circle N. E., Tallahassee, FL
Pre-hire Drug Screen &.FDLE background check
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Put your money where your mouth is, Mr. Bailes

To the editor:
It is my opinion that most
individuals with any degree of
intelligence invest a great deal
of time researching issues be-
fore spouting off.
Mr. Bailes' letter to the editor
in your last issue is filled with
untruths, half-truths, or total
I readily admit the hospi-
'-tal is in need of new carpet,
plumbing,.paint and equipment,
better still a new facility. I say
put your money where your
mouth is. Mr. Bailes, do you pay
taxes? I understand one-third of
Calhoun County residents pay
property taxes and little support
is received from Liberty County.
Quite possibly a member of the
communities may have a posi-
tive solution.
I am an R.N., a 1982 graduate
from Florida State University
and have worked part time at
our hospital since then. I have

seen many lives saved, stabi-
lized, and transferred to larger
hospitals. I thank God for phy-
sicians that realize their and/or
our facility's limitations and
consult with specialists housed

in hospitals with state-of-the art
Our hospital provides care
for the elderly from two skilled
nursing homes. These patients
would otherwise endure need-

less pain traveling and .suffer
separation from their families.
These patients receive loving
care here at home and their
families are nearby.
Over the past 20 years I have

seen many fly-by-night organi-
zations "manage" the hospital.
The majority rape, pillage and
burden us with unpaid debts and
move on.
We need positive construc-
tive input with workable so-
lutions and more important,
Calhoun and Liberty commu-
nity support.
Linda Eldridge R.N., BSN

Hospital staff does the best they can with what they have

To the editor: .
This is in response to the
letter about our local hospital.
There are so many people
that use the ER as a doctor's
office. Many people are seen
and treated there that have no
kind of insurance but they still
receive the best treatment the
hospital can give.
We are all aware they are
not up to standards that should

be and have been in the past. If
a lot of freeloaders would pay
their bills it would help.
As for myself, I have been. a
frequent patient. I feel they gave
me the best care they could to
stabilize me until I could get to
another hospital.
The building is like the human
body, it takes a lot of upkeep.
But they do the best they can
with k hat the\ have.

As for me, I am glad it's
there and I hope and pray that
there will be improvements. I
feel it would be a great loss to
this community if we lose this
As for the doctors, we
have some good doctors a
community of this size will not
be able to support specialists or
a "state-of-the-art" hospital.
Hopefully with the right

iBrstol I

supervision and help they will
be able to improve.
But, at least, let's give them
a chance.
Instead of knocking them
further down lets help them
Alice Nell Goff,

Dr. Thomas


to work here
To the editor:
I am writing to the patients at
the Liberty and Calhoun County
Health Departments.
Honored and privileged are
the words that best describe how
I feel about having served as your
physician for the last 2 1/2 years.
During that time we were able
to accomplish some dramatic
improvements in the health
status of many of you, which
was particularly rewarding to
me as a physician.
I was not able to continue at
the Liberty and Calhoun County
Health Departments beyond that
time, and although my plans
for the immediate future are
uncertain, I would be delighted
to hear from any of my former
patients who wish to keep in
contact with me. In any event, I
wish you well and cherish your
Dr. Mari K. Thomas,


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Major changes in
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson announced two
major changes in. food labeling
laws -- one that could literally
save lives of those with severe
food allergies and another that
promises to steer consumers
away from products with artery-
clogging ingredients.
The first change, which
went into effect Jan. 1, requires
food manufacturers to disclose
in simple, straightforward
language any of the eight major
food allergens contained in their
The second, which also
took effect Jan. 1, requires
manufacturers to disclose
the amount of trans fat,
which contributes to elevated
cholesterol levels and can lead
to coronary artery disease,
contained in their products.
Bronson stated that inspectors
and scientists in his Food Safety
Division will sample and test
random products in grocery
stores and other retail markets to
make sure that the manufacturers
are complying with the new
laws. -
"We're very encouraged by
these new requirements, which
will protect those with acute
food allergies and empower all
consumers to make informed
dietary choices," Bronson
said. "We will be sampling and
testing food products to assure
consumers that they are getting
the protection that the new
labeling laws provide."
While both requirements
became effective Jan. 1,
products manufactured before
that date that remain on store
shelves are not subject to the
new requirements.
Here, in summary, are the
details of the two major food
labeling changes:
Enacted by Congress, the
law is designed to protect the
estimated, 11 million Americans
who suffer from food allergies.
According to one of the
bill's sponsors, some 30,000
Americans are treated at hospital
emergency rooms each year for
allergic reactions to food, and as
many as 250 die each year.
The law requires food
manufacturers to list in plain
English in their list of ingredients
on the package label the presence
of any of the eight major food
allergens that are responsible for
the vast majority of such attacks
-- peanuts, nuts, fish, shellfish,
eggs, milk, soy and wheat.
Previously, ingredients such
as whey and calcium caseinate
may have been listed on a label
rather than the more common
term milk. Similarly, lecithin
had frequently been substituted
for soy.
Trans fat is an undesirable fat
that contributes to high levels of

food labeling announced; testing to be conducted to assure compliance

cholesterol and can lead to heart
disease. It is formed when liquid
oils are made into solid fats like
shortening and hard margarine --
a process that increases the shelf
life and flavor stability of foods.
While many food
manufacturers have phased out
or eliminated trans fat in their

products altogether. because
of growing -health concerns,
companies only now are
required by federal law to list
the amount, if any, contained in
their products. It is required to be
listed in grams in the "Nutrition
Facts" panel of the food label.

In addition to the sampling
and testing that will be conducted
regarding the two news laws,
Bronson's department will
continue to randomly select
products as it has in recent
years to make sure that calories,
carbohydrates and other
nutrients listed on food labels are

accurate. In the last four years,
the department has documented
more than 1,100 food labeling
"Consumers must be able
to rely on the accuracy of food
labels because inaccurate labels
can endanger people's health."
Bronson said.

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