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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: January 25, 2006
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Table of Contents
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    Main: Sheriff’s Log
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    Main: Commentary
        page 6
        page 7
    Main: Speak Up
        page 8
    Main: Old Farmer’s Almanac
        page 9
    Main continued
        page 10
    Main: Weddings
        page 11
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        page 17
        page 18
        page 19
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    Main: Public & Legal Notices
        page 21
    Main: Obituaries
        page 22
        page 23
    Main: Classifieds
        page 24
        page 25
    Main: Job Market
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Full Text

Arrest made after

officers smell meth

cooking in residence
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor B
Sylvester Peters was whip-
ping up a little something in
the kitchen when a deputy
stopped by last week, but it
wasn't lunch.
A distinctive odor created by
cooking chemicals to convert
into methamphetamine greeted
Calhoun County Sheriff's De-
partment Sgt. Mark Mallory
and Investigator Michael Bry- Sylvester Peters
ant when they arrived at Peters' Watson Road residence
in Altha around 10:46 p.m. on Jan. 17 and found him
sitting on the front porch.
In his report, Bryant noted that Peters didn't seem
surprised when they told him they had information
that he was manufacturing methamphetamine. Peters
responded that he wasn't involved in making meth
because he is currently on probation for a drug-related
When asked about the distinctive odor emanating
from his home, Peters told Bryant he "had no idea" what
they were talking about.
Peters then began to become visibly nervous and said
he was going inside to get something to drink, according
to the report. The officers waited outside for several
minutes before Mallory walked around to the back of the
residence to be sure Peters didn't try to slip away. The
deputy didn't see Peters but he did find a burn pile with
debris from items used to make meth, including empty
cans of mineral spirits, denatured alcohol and hydrogen
peroxide. Also found was a gallon container of muriatic
acid and a mason jar with duct tape.
Peters later reappeared on the front porch and re-
sumed talking with the men.
Shortly after Bryant contacted Peters' probation
See METH LAB continued inside on page 2


Charges pending against three

who crashed stolen truck & fled

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Three men traveling through
Liberty County in a 2001 Chevrolet
2500 heavy duty work truck stolen
Monday night in Louisiana were
apprehended after crashing into a
ditch and fleeing into the woods
Tuesday morning.
The men were first spotted when
they sped around an unmarked
eastbound vehicle driven by Sgt.
Steve Swier of the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department at 9:40 a.m.
on State Road 20, near the prison
"They came flying by at about
.100 mph," Swier said. After they
passed him, he caught up and
signaled for the truck to pull over.
He saw the driver and middle pi
senger switch seats before th
slowed down. When they began
pull off to the side of the road, tne
truck slammed into a state-owned
road sign. .
Just as Swier pulled up behind
them and was about to call in the



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-ign raie or sp~cu..
Swier said he followed the sher-
iff's department "no pursuit" policy,
which prevented him from following
the truck since he couldn't verify it

...... ......., .... ......- an off
State Road 20 and wrecked in a ditch
at Blue Creek. "They hit the ditch and
then fled the vehicle," Swier said,
See THREE ARRESTED on page 21

T o I Hosford man charged
with stealing $1,200
I from elderly uncle.....2

S- -. Family loses mobile
6 home in fire............... 2

K Erratic driver charged
Switch DUI ....................3


e l W Youth waterfowl hunting
days set Feb. 4-5....13

Members sought for
-:-new woodworkers'

Two Altha seniors, one graduate charged with school vandalism
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor -and Basford, both AHS seniors, were charged with
Just a day after Altha School teachers and students criminal mischief with over $1,000 in damages and
arrived to find 12 doors padlocked and graffiti scrawled trespassing on school grounds. Vickery was charged
across doors, windows and signs, four people includ- with being a principal in the first degree to criminal
ing two students at the school and one recent graduate ,mischief with over $1,000 in damages and trespassing
- have been charged in the incident. on school grounds.
Arrested last Wednesday was' 19-year-old Chris Also arrested was Kayla Christine Williams, 19, of

Vickery, who is a 2005 AHS graduate; his stepbrother,
Anthony Dehn, 18, and Derek Basford, also 18. Dehn Anthony Dehn Derek Basford Christopher Vickery

See ALTHA VANDALS continued inside on page 3

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Mobile home destroyed by Saturday blaz
A faulty extension cord is believed to be the cause of a Saturday morning fire that destroy
a Calhoun County mobile home, according to Magnolia Fire Department Chief Kevin Parris
Firefighters were dispatched to Luke Holland Road around.10 a.m. Saturday to find the resident
in flames. The structure is owned by Michael Bailes and was occupied by his son-in-law ar
daughter, Greg and Elisa Couch, and their daughter. No one was home at the time. "We savE
one bedroom, but it had bad smoke damage," Parrish said. BETH EUBANKS PHOT

M ETH LA otiud : n

officer to get clearance
to search the home, Pe-
ters' girlfriend, Shelly
Goodwin, arrived.
Goodwin,. who owns
the home, agreed to let
the two officers search
the home.
Right after Good-
win signed a consent
to search form, Bryant
asked Peters what took
him so long when he
went inside for a drink.
Realizing that they
were about to see what
he had in the house,
Peters admitted that he
was in the process of

Several items used to make methamphetamine, like these
packages of cold pills, were found at the home.

making meth and hadIgone inside to move the hotplate evidence found in the bedroom
and reaction vessel from the kitchen to a bathroom. Peters was arrested and cha
Peters then led the officers to the items he had placed manufacture of methamphetar
in the bathroom. After being advised of his rights, Peters against him include possession
admitted that the meth-cooking equipment and ingredients possession of listed chemicals
belonged to him alone. He said he cooked meth during phernalia and violation of state
the day while his girlfriend was at work and she had no He is being held without bo.
knowledge of his activities. Jail.
Peters had been staying at his girlfriend's home for
the past month. Living with them was their two-year-old F Iref ig hers I
child, along with her two teenage children.
Bryant said Peters' meth-cooking activities could be Out-of-contr
easily concealed from the family, with his girlfriend at A landowner with a permit
work and the children in school during the day. burn on his property had to cal
In the home, officers found numerous items associ- the winds strengthened and t
ated with the meth production, including acetone and approximately 60 to 70 acres.
pseudoephedrine, both listed chemicals that establish Firefighters were called out
the owner's intent to make the illegal drug. A hot plate grass fire began spreading alon
- which was warm was found in the bathroom, along County Road 275.
with a container that held a red sludge-like substance, "We had a bunch of structure
PH strips, an eyedropper that held muriatic acid, digital strategically place different fir
scales, coffee filters, distilled water, denatured alcohol, said Magnolia Fire Departmen
miiieral spirits, hydrogen peroxide, Red Devil lye, duct said six to eight homes were thr
tape and a mason jar. fire but no structures were dan
In the kitchen, officers found iodine crystals in a trash Parrish said the strong wind
can, acetone, a hotplate, scales and peroxide. "spotted onus" by picking up
A Pyrex dish with a white powder residue that tested and moving it around haphaza
positive for ephedrine.and a clear rubberhose were found Along with Magnolia; the
under the bed in Peters' bedroom. Three hydrocodone spending includedClarksville,
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a white powder residence
that field-tested positive
for methamphetamine
hydrochloride and two
plastic bags containing
iodine crystals were all
found in the top drawer
of the bedroom vanity.
Two grocery bags
found on the back porch
were filled with matches
and 10 empty boxes
(with 48 pills per box)
of pseudoephedrine
Peters claimed own-
ership of the hydroco-
done pills and of the

arged with possession and
mine. Other charges filed
of a Schedule II narcotic,
, possession of drug para-
e probation.
nd in the Calhoun County


ol blaze
it to conduct a controlled
11 for help Thursday when
he blaze spread, burning

t around 11 a.m. when the
rg Ashley Shiver Road and

ires in danger and had to
re departments around it,"
t Chief Kevin Parrish. He
eatened by the fast moving
didni'tjust drive the fire, it
burning embers and debris
other fire'departments re-
Westside, Altha and crews

Man admits stealing

$1,200 from uncle
A Hosford man is charged with burglary of an occu-
pied dwelling and grand theft from a person older than
65 years of age after he confessed to stealing $1,200
from his 78-year-old uncle.
Adam Sewell, 34, was arrested Jan. 18.
According to a report from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department, when A.L. Sewell woke up Jan.
18, he realized that someone had broken into his home
because his wallet which he said contained $1,200
4 was missing. Sewell reported that his pants, which
had been placed beside his bed, had been moved.
j, Sewell then told a deputy that two days earlier, he
had given his nephew, Adam Sewell, $20. He said
his nephew saw how much cash he had and where he
kept it.
After making contact with Adam Sewell at a
residence on Turkey Creek Road in Bristol, deputies
brought him to the sheriff's office where he gave a
j taped statement.
Sewell confessed to entering his uncle's home
through the unlocked front door and taking his wallet.
e Sewell told deputies he had a drug problem and said
he spent the money to buy crack cocaine in Gadsden
ed County.
ce Unlicensed driver arrested
nd A 20-year-old man who had never gotten a driver's
ed license was arrested Saturday after Liberty County Deputy
ro Timothy Partridge noticed him traveling southbound on
State Road 65 with a burned out headlight and no brake
light on the driver's side.
The deputy made a-traffic stop after the Chevrolet van
turned onto County Road 87-A.
The unlicensed driver, identified as Ferrer Rangel, was
n,, arrested and the van was towed from the scene.

Jan. 16: James Wise, DUI, DUI refusal.
Jan. 17: Sylvester Peters, manufacture of meth;
Beatrice Goodman, VOP (county).
Jan. 18: Sarah Price, VOP (state); Anthony Dehn,
criminal mischief over $1,000, trespassing on school
grounds; Derek Basford, criminal mischief over $1,000,
trespassing on school grounds; Chris Vickery, principal in
first degree on criminal mischief over $1,000, trespassing
on school grounds; Brandon Johnson, domestic battery,
grand theft auto.
Jan. 19: Valerie Braggs Allen, VOP (two times -
county); Tracy Brown, VOP (county); Mark Allen, parole
commission TX, fugitive from justice.
Jan. 20: Isiah Dudley, no valid driver's license, child
support Jackson County; Kenya Thornton, holding for
Hillsborough Co.; Jerry Sullivan, DUI.
Jan. 21: Daniel Foster, possession/intent of drug
paraphernalia less than 20 grams; Jesse Peterson, writ of
attachment; Ladarel McFann, resisting without violence,
possession of less than 20 grams, tampering with evi-
dence; Kenneth Fletcher, DUI, reckless driving; Tommy
Hoedl, possession of less than 20 grams, possession of
drug paraphernalia; Christopher Hatton, possession of
meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of
less than 20 grams of cannabis.
Jan. 22: Emiliano Ruiz, no valid driver's license; Ed-
mundo Hurtado, attached tag not assigned.
Jan. 23: Victoria Baker, assault, criminal mischief.
Jan. 16: Robert Donar, serving 90 days.
Jan. 18: Beatrice M. Goodman, holding for CCSO;
Adam Lee Sewell, burglary of an occupied dwelling,
grand theft from a person older than 65 years old.
Jan. 19: Valerie Allen Braggs, holding for CCSO;
Tracey Brown, holding for CCSO.
Jan. 20: James Keith McCray, serving 90 days.
Jan. 21: Jessie Peterson, writ of attachments; Katie
Varnum, turned self in; James Armstrong, less than 20
grams, driving while license suspended or revoked;
Gaspar Ferrer, no driver's license.
Listings include name followed by charge and Identification of arresting agency. The
names above represent those charged. We remindourreaders that all are presumed
innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Jan. 16 through Jan. 22, 2006
Citations issued:
Accidents.............. 05 Traffic Citations.................10
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......51
Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints 150
'.~* 4 A $ W ^t4 4 49 44 I4 .44 I t 144 41&

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Chipley. Williams, who recently
moved to Calhoun County, was
cited for trespassing and issued a
notice to appear in court.
Vickery, Dehn and Basford re-
mained in custody at the Calhoun
County Jail as of Jan. 24, follow-
ing their Jan. 18 arrests. Their
bond was set at $6,500 each.


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"They were trying to make
it look like Blountstown had
vandalized Altha," said Altha
Police Chief Jimmy Baggett. The
reason? "Just to cause a little ten-
sion between the two schools,"
according to Baggett, who added
that Basford got the idea from
a television show. "He said he
watched a show on MTV about
chaining doors at school."
He said parents in the Altha
community want an example
made of the boys. "I hate to see
them, at the ages of 18 and 19,
be convicted felons, but I don't
know what's going to take place,"
Chief said.

The vandals left their mark
for students to discover when
they returned to school Tuesday
morning, Jan. 17, after Monday's
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
and as the school kicked off four
days of Homecoming activities.
Security camera lenses were

painted over and the word "Al-
tha" was marked out and replaced
with "Blountstown," "BHS" and
"Tigers" written in red spray
paint. Three red paw prints were
painted on the school's historic
bell sign on the front lawn of the
Profanity was also painted in
large letters on the gym, upset-
ting not just students but parents
of youngsters who had seen the
hostile message.
Noticing that the padlocks ap-
peared new, Altha Police Chief
Jimmy Baggett contacted area
stores to see when that item was
sold and if any one had purchased
12. After eliminating stores in
Calhoun and Liberty County,
Baggett discovered the padlocks
- along with chains and both
red and white spray paint had
been purchased in Marianna at
Wal-Mart. Red and white are the
school colors for Blpuntstown
High School.
Baggett, Calhoun County
Deputy Randy McCroan and
School Resource Office Tony
Shoemake went to the store to
review the tapes of the purchases,
which were made on Jan. 16 and
17. Vickery, Dehn and Basford
were later positively identified
in the store surveillance video.
Vickery was shown paying forth
items in the Jan. 17 video.
The three boys, along with
Dehn's girlfriend, Williams,
went to the school the morning
of Jan. 17. Earlier, they were
videotaped at Wal-Mart at 12:44

a.m. Baggett said it appeared that
one of the school surveillance
cameras was activated around
3:30 a.m.
During interviews with in-
vestigators, the boys said they
parked behind the school at the
baseball field. Vickery and Wil-
liams remained in the truck; the
other two went onto campus with
red and white spray paint, chains
and padlocks.
Basford and Dehn told investi-
gators they attempted to conceal
their identities by wearing hoods
over their heads and putting
stockings over their hands to pre-
vent leaving fingerprints. They
said they started by spray painting
the camera at the bus stop, then
went to the Ag Shop and sprayed
another security camera before
they chained and padlocked the
The two said they headed for
the gym. next and split up, with
Dehn going to the north side of
the gym and Basford going to
the front of the school. They
spray painted doors, windows and
signs and padlocked doors until
both reached the west side of the
school grounds.
They returned to the parked
truck and went to Basford's resi-

Passenger charged with meth

and marijuana possession
An erratic driver caught the attention of a Calhoun County Sheriff's
Deputy Saturday night when she was spotted traveling east in the
westbound lane of State Road 20 West at 10:50 p.m., but it was her
passenger who got in trouble.
Deputy William Dalton saw the driver, a female juvenile, travel over
the white line on the outside of the lane, almost going onto the grass.
After pulling over the vehicle, the deputy detected the odor of burn-
ing marijuana when the passenger's side window was rolled down.
The driver said she had become distracted by looking in the rearview
mirror when the deputy pulled up behind her. The officer then turned
his attention to her passenger, 23-year-old Christopher Hatton of Tal-
lahassee, who was shaking and sweating profusely despite the fact that
the evening temperature was around 45 degrees.
Both denied they had any illegal substances in the vehicle.
The two were asked to step out of the vehicle. While searching Hat-
ton, the deputy found a cigarette pack in his right front pants pocket
that contained rolling papers and a clear plastic bag that held a white
powdery substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.
The deputy also found a clear plastic bag of marijuana in Hatton's
right pants pocket.
Hatton was charged with possession of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia. He was given a conditional release from the county jail.
The driver was issued a warning for careless driving.

Erratic driver charged with DUI

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A Youngstown man was ar-
rested for DUI and reckless driv-
ing after a deputy clocked him
speeding in a 55 mph zone.
When Deputy Bliss Moreau
noticed a 1998 Chevrolet truck
traveling west on County Road
167 around 5:43 p.m. Saturday,
his radar indicated it was going 73
mph. After the patrol car pulled in
behind the vehicle, the driver ac-
celarated and reached speeds of 88
mph before finally pulling over in
response to Moreau's emergency
Before coming to a stop, the
truck swerved into the opposite
lane of travel before pulling over
nearthe- intersection of County
Road 167 and County Road 274.


When the deputy approached
the driver, identified as Kenneth
Dewayne Fletcher, 54, he detected
the faint odor of alcohol. Fletcher,
who was traveling with a juvenile
passenger, admitted to the deputy
he had been drinking and said
he had consumed seven to eight
Fletcher failed a roadside sobri-
ety test, was unable to maintain his
balance or recite the alphabet.
He was taken to the county jail,
where he was charged with viola-
tion of state probation in addition
to DUI and reckless driving. He
is being held without bond for the
probation violation. Bond was set
at $1,000 each, on the- other two



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* *
Altha School Principal Ronnie
Hand said he didn't know if the
boys would return to class but
he hopes they will continue on
and receive their diplomas. "We
are in the middle of dealing with
them right now, from a school
standpoint," he said. "I'm going
to do everything I can to get them
back in school. If they'll work
with me, I'll work with them."
He said the minimum school
punishment for their actions
would be ten days suspension
and restitution. At this point, no
decision has been made.
"For the life of me, I don't
know why they did it," he said.
Despite the fact that the van-
dalism occurred at the start of
Homecoming Week, it didn't
have a big impact on the event.
"Homecoming was great. They
got it solved fast enough that it
didn't have a lasting effect," he
said, adding that by 9 a.m. that
morning, "We had everything
cleaned up."
Now that arrests have been
made and charges filed, it's time
to move on. "The FCAT starts
in February and we're getting
ready for that," Hand said. "We
need to get our mind off these
other things and get it back in the



Boyd staff holds office
hours in Blountstown
and Bristol tomorrow
A member of Congressman Allen
Boyd's, D-North Florida, staff will be
visiting Bristol and Blountstown on the
fourth Thursday of every month so peo-
ple have the opportunity to personally
discuss issues concerning them.
Congressman Boyd's staff is trained
to assist constituents with a variety of is-
sues relating to various federal agencies.
It is important to the Congressman that
his staff is available for those who are not
able to travel to either his Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.
Office hours with Congressman Boyd's
Staff will be held Thursday, Jan. 26 at the
following places and times:
*Blountstown, 9:30, a.m. to 11 a.m.
(CT), Calhoun County Courthouse
*Bristol, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m (ET),
Liberty County Courthouse Law Library

'An Evening with

Friends' fundraiser
from Big Bend Cares
Big Bend Cares is proud to announce
the 2006 Tallahassee "An Evening with
Friends" fundraising campaign. Through-
out the month of February, we are encour-
aging our kind and generous community
residents to organize and host small par-
ties/get-togethers, to raise funds to assist
community members living with HIV/
AIDS, and to provide for prevention/
education projects. The proceeds will be
given to Big Bend Cares, the area's sole
provider of services for the HIV/AIDS
To finalize the festivities, Chez Pierre
Restaurant will host a dessert and coffee
reception, which takes place Feb. 25 from
9 to 10:30 p.m.
If you have any questions concerning
this event or any other questions regard-
ing Big Bend Cares, contact Melissa Wal-
ton at 656-2437, ext. 225 or visit the Big
Bend Cares Web site at www.bigbend-

Harrell Memorial
Library fundraiser
from the Harrell Memorial Library
The Harrell Memorial Library in
Bristol will have a hot dog fundraiser on
Monday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. until 1:30
The cost will be 50 cents for a plain
hot dog. Additional toppings (cheese and
chili) are 25 cents each.
For more information, call Martha
Bailey, Myrna CarnleN orTressie Morris,
Americorps*VISTAs at 643-2247.

AAANF Board of

Directors meeting
.,from the.Area Agency on
Aging for North Florida Inc.
The Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida Inc. will hold its annual Board
of Directors meedtiig and luncheon on
Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ra-
mada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe St.
in Tallahassee.
For more information. call 488-0055.
CALENDAR LISTING- First, just call in.the
person's name and date to be listed oh'our
weeklycommunity calendar. There isnod harge.
Callers are asked to give their owrihdme bhd -
phonenumberin case we need to verify a spel-.
ing or double-check the date. We encourage
our readers to compile a list of their family's and
friends' birthdays, printed clearly and mail or
fax them to us at The Joumrnal.

-10 I11



Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep.
will meet with the public from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT),
at the Calhoun Co. Courthouse; and from
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the
Liberty Co. Courthouse

Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept.
meets 7 p.m. at the voting house

Lynn Reed,
Laryus Brown

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

Calhoun County Children's Coalition, meets
9 a.m. at the W. T. Neal Civic Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe and
Frederick Douglass Program,
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Frink gym
*Homemade country dinner, 7 p.m.



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

Youth Recreational Camp
behind Maxwell Harrell
Memorial Library, 9 a.m.

Mac McCalinn,
Betty Orama

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.

Miss Liberty County Tea
Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center, 2 p.m.

Harrell Maxwell Library
Hotdog fundraiser
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
. at the library ...g

p~~ --o/e JB



SCBC Blood Drive, at
Liberty County Courthouse,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family Reading Night at W.RTolar 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

Blood fi SCBC Blood Drive at
Mobe IBlountstown Health and
^ t Rehab, 1to 3:30 p.m.


Weight Loss Support Group TO
lets at 1 p.m. at Shelton Park Library
Rotary Club meets at Tony & Amanda
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon Tony & AInanda
Boy Scout Troops 200 & 203
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Saddle Club

horse shows
The Florida Panhandle Saddle Club
will begin its 2006 horse shows on Feb.
4 at noon at Skeet Davis Arena at Sam
Atkins Park in Blountstown located on
Hwy. 20 West.
This is a five-event for all ages corn-*
peting with their horses in barrel racing,
pole bending, Texas barrels, jackpots and
other fun activities.
Theshow will begin on the first Satur-
day of every month starting in February.
Points awarded at each show will be
calculated monthly for awards at the end
of the season.
Entry fees $3 per event or exhibition
First, second and third will be awarded
money and fourth, fifth and sixth will be
awarded ribbons.
Membership dues is $30 per family,
$20 single, you do not have to be a mem-
ber to participate.
We would like to welcome all new
members or spectators. If you need any
information, contact Steve Whitfield at
674-3949 or Shelly Yon at 674-5357.

Routine bridge inspection
from the Florida Department of Transportation
Eastbound motorists traveling SR
20 over the Apalachicola River Bridge
Wednesday, Jan. 25 will encounter mi-
nor delays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. (CT),
weather permitting. The Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation bridge inspectors
will perform a routine inspection on the
bridge beginning at the west end of the
structure moving east.
Motorists are reminded to use caution
while traveling through the work zone.

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or equitable title to real property in the state of Florida and who resides
thereon and in good faith makes it his or her permanent home is eli-
gible. First time applicants are required to furnish their social security
number and should have available evidence of ownership, i.e., deed,
contract, etc. If filing for the first time, be prepared to answer these and
other questions:

1. In whose name or names was the title to the dwelling recorded as
of Jan. 1st? -
2. What is the street address?
3. Are you a legal resident of the State of Florida?
4. Do you have a Florida license plate on your car and a Florida driver's
5. Were you living in the dwelling which is being claimed for homestead
exemption on Jan. 1st?

$500 WIDOW'S EXEMPTION: Any widow who is a permanent Florida
resident may claim this exemption. If the widow remarries, she is no
longer eligible. If the husband and wife were divorced before death,
the woman is not considered a widow. You may be asked to produce a
death certificate when filing for the first time.
$500 WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION: Any widower who is a permanent
Florida resident may claim this exemption. If the widower remarries
he is no longer eligible. If the husband and wife were divorced before
death; the man is not considered a widower. You may be asked to pro-'
duce a death certificate when filing for the first time.
$500 DISABILITY EXEMPTION: Every Florida resident who is totally
and permanently disabled qualifies for this exemption. Please present
a certificate from two (2) professionally unrelated licensed Florida phy-
$5,000 DISABLEDVETERAN EXEMPTION: Any service man disabled
at least 10% in war orby service-connected misfortune is entitled to this
exemption. In filing for the first time be prepared to present a certificate
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
AGRICULTURE EXEMPTION: Five (5) acres or more being used as
bona fide agricultural purposes on Jan. 1st.
Commissioners have approved an additional Homestead Exemption
for certain homestead property owners who reside in Liberty County.
The exemption is for an additional $25,000 and applies only to a portion
of the tax rate (Millage).
In order to qualify for the new $25,000 Senior Citizens Homestead
Exemption, an applicant must already have the regular Homestead Ex-
emption, be 65 years of age or older as of Jan. 1, 2005 and have total
household income of $22,000 or less for the previous calendar year.
(Estimated no final amount available as of today.)
Total household income means the adjusted gross income of all
members of a household. The adjusted gross income is the income
reported on the IRS Form 1040, line 33 or the IRS Form 1040A, line
19 or, if the applicant is not required to file income tax, the total income
minus Social Security benefits. Income includes, but is not limited to,
Social Security benefits, pension, VA retirement annuities, interest in-
come and wages.


Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick

Douglass program scheduled Friday

from the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Set-
tlement and the Calhoun County
Library will present Betty Jean
Steinshouer and Charles Pace
as "Harriet Beacher Stowe and
Frederick Douglass" on Friday,
Jan. 27 at 8:00 p.m. in the Frink
gym on the settlement grounds.
There will be no charge for
this program. Donations will be
accepted on behalf of the settle-

Classical Desserts
from the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Set-
tlement presents Classical Des-
serts, an evening of ballads, light
classical, pop and standards by
Crystal Waters with an assort-
ment of delicious desserts for
your enjoyment. This event will
take place on Saturday, Feb. 4
in the Frink gymnasium at 6:30
p.m. Cost is $10 per person
or $15 per couple. Delivery is
The Panhandle Pioneer Set-
tlement is located in Sam Atkins
Park in Blountstown. It is locat-
ed 1.2 miles from the center of
town, on the north side of Hwy.
20 West (turn right on Silas
Green Road).
For more information, call
674-2777 or the Web site at

The program is set in the
year 1870. Stowe and Douglass
began their friendship in 1851,
when Frederick Douglass, a
former slave, received a letter
from a little-known author ask-
ing for descriptions of southern
cotton plantations to be used in
a book she was writing about
Harriet Beacher Stowe's Un-
cle Tom's Cabin became the first
million-selling book in history.
Douglass and Stowe met face
to face in 1853, but faced their
biggest challenge after the war,
when congress passed wording
for a Constitutional Amend-
ment that put Douglass at odds
with Stowe: Should black men
be allowed to vote when white
women could not?

Come meet Douglass and
Stowe in 1870, just before the
ratification of the 15th Amend-
ment. There will be a question
and answer period after the
show. Music will be provided
by the.Prayer Chainers from
the Mission of God Church in
Blountstown at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
The program is presented by-
the Florida Humanities Council
and AmeriCorp*VISTA
The settlement is located at
take Hwy. 20 West and go to Si-
las Green Road North, enter the
park and follow the signs to the
Settlement. The Frink gym is
the large first building on your
left. For more information, call

'Jam Session'planned this Saturday
from the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
On Saturday Jan. 28, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Easy Company and
friends will be performing in the Frink gym on the Panhandle Pio-
neer Settlement grounds.
Easy Company is comprised of Joel Hathaway, Charles Morris
"Cotton" Middleton, Mike Donahue, Warren Nichols and Bobby
New and classic country, bluegrass, gospel and original music
will be played.
Admission is $5, children 10 and under are free.
Soft drinks and coffee will be available.
Come on out for an evening of music and maybe meet some new
All proceeds will benefit the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. For
more information, call 674-2777.

The USDA-Natural Resourc-
es Conservation Service (NRCS)
announces Feb. 15, as the new
cutoff date for.the Environmen-
tal Quality Incentives Program.
All applications will be accepted

Youth Softball

one-day camp
Are you a girl between the
ages of 8-12 yrs old? Do you
want to learn more about soft-
On Jan. 28 Liberty County
Sports will be sponsoring a one
day camp for softball on Jan.
28. The camp will run from 9
a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
The fee for the camp will be
$20 per child. This will include
lunch and a camp t-shirt. The
instructors for softball will be
Hali Phinney and Megan Nich-
ols. We will be spending a lot of
time on batting, fielding, catch-
ing and other techniques to im-
prove their game skills.
If you are interested in par-
ticipating in the camp contact
Sean Phinney 643-2767 or Di-
ane.Hayes 643-3767. .

until close of business (4:30 p.m.
CT) on Feb. 15.
EQIP offers financial and
technical assistance to install
structural and management
practices on eligible non-fed-
eral lands to address natural re-
source concerns. Examples of
practices that are cost-shared
under local county priorities are
no-till, strip-till, & mulch till
farming / cover crop on crop-
land; erosion control practices
on Ag lands; well, pipeline,
trough, cross-fencing & grass
planting on pastureland / hay-
land; longleaf pine tree plant-
ing on cropland or pastureland
(40 acre max). Conservation
treatment activities for EQIP
are carried out in accordance to
a conservation plan that is de-
veloped with the landowner or

manager. Contracts range from
2 to 10 years. Cost-share incen-
tive payments range up to 50
percent (some priorities range
up to 75 percent). Limited Re-
source Farmers are eligible for
up to 90 percent cost-share.
State-wide priorities for EQIP
include erosion control, wa-
ter quality, water quantity, ani-
mal / plant health and confined
livestock operations (example:
dairy). Individual county pri-
orities may vary slightly due to
locally established objectives.
For additional details on this
Farm Bill program and for spe-
cific eligibility requirements,
contact Brian McGraw or Cathy
Davis at the USDA Service Cen-
ter, 17413 NW Leonard Street,
Blountstown, Florida 32424 or
call 674-8271.

Youth Recreational Camp meeting
On Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Tony Moore will be meeting with boys
who are interested in participating in a youth recreational camp. You
must be between the ages of 6 and 8 years old and be interested in
learning the safe and proper way to play football. We will meet be-
hind the Harrell Memorial Library.
If you have any questions, please call Tony Moore at 643-2727 or
Diane Hayes at 643-3767.

Florida NRCS announces extension of the

signup cutoff date for farm bill program EQIP


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Altha man cites many reasons to abandon hospital

To the editor:
Thank you Nurse Eldridge
and Ms. Goff for helping make
my point. Yes, I am a taxpayer
and I hate to see my tax dollars
wasted. Yes, many lives have
been saved over the years at the
facility. That was before we had
advanced care ambulances and
EMTs staffed the hospital E R.
Yes, Ms. Goff, the hospital
does the best it can with what
it has to work with, I agree
wholeheartedly. Did you ever try
to figure what the sum of 50%
of nothing is? It is still nothing.
The county doesn't need to be
in the medical business, leave it
to the professionals. The county
ran the hospital a few years ago
if anyone recalls. They had to
come up with retirement funds
that cost us TAXPAYERS a lot
of money. Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital put in a satellite clinic
at the hospital. Sacred Heart
made a study and decided it
wasn't worthwhile to acquire
the hospital. I think Hospital
Corporation of America also
took interest in the facility.
Yes, we have some fine
doctors here. I tried to see Dr.

Bristol years ago but his office
was full. I saw Dr. Skipper when
he first came here but I was told
that I was too complex for his
expertise(?). Some years ago I
saw Dr. Elga White for diabetes,
good doctor, told me to quit
smoking as he lit up another
one there in the office. There
are a couple of doctors of the
Muslim religion that because of
their religion can't touch another
person's body. This must make
them psychic to be able diagnose
illnesses from a distance.
The nursing homes have
professional nursing staff with
rooms just like a hospital. Is
there some reason that the
doctors can't make rounds there
like a hospital? Oh yes, the ones
that can't afford to pay.
You know, I needed a flu shot
because I'm one of the people
at high risk. I went to the most
logical place to get treated, the
health department. Guess what,
they're now a doctor's office,
I wasn't one of their patients!
What's this? I remember as a
child that was where I went for
immunizations, tetanus shots
when I stepped on a rusty nail.

characters in Erich Segal's 1970 romance novel "Love Story" -- a
claim Segal later discounted. Set aside that Gore told a Teamster's
conference in Sept. 2000 that among "the lullabies I heard as child,"
was one with the words, "Look for the union label" -- even though
the lyrics weren't written until 1975, for an International Ladies
Garment Workers Union ad campaign -- when Gore was 27. Ignore
Gore's March 3, 1997 artful denial that calls to contributors from his
government office violated federal campaign rules when he declared
that, "There is no controlling legal authority that says this was in
violation of law."
Gore's vainglorious fabrications only emphasize his hypocrisy. He
is, after all, the person who said of the scandal-tainted administra-
tion in which he served: "I think the ethical standards established in
this White House have. been the highest in the history of the White
But the most recent assault on the commander in chief, like those
of many other members of his party in recent months, place us at
risk in the midst of a war. As such, they are far more serious than the
-spiteful, mean-spirited racial taunts of Clinton or Nagin. Though all
three politicians' rants were undoubtedly uttered for partisan purposes
-- the former vice president's accusations of criminal behavior against
Bush threaten serious damage. It's a pattern of speech that is becoming
increasingly prevalent in.the Democrat party, potentially destructive
to the morale of our Armed Forces and inherently dangerous for the
American people.
Late last year, Sen. Richard, "Dick" Durbin, D-ll., likened the
actions of U.S. military personnel to those of Stalin, Hitler and
Cambodia's Pol Pot. Just a few weeks ago, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.,
a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars said "no" when asked if
he would serve today. He went on to discourage others from enlist-
ing in our all-volunteer Armed Forces. Now, Al Gore has all but
accused the commander in chief of violating the civil liberties of the
American people he has sworn to protect and defend against a brutal,
bloodthirsty enemy.
These are not mere "misstatements" in the midst of heated politi-
cal debate and dissent. The "foot-in-mouth disease" -- so prevalent in
Washington today -- may well prove terminal if the American people
perceirvethaqIeqrcqqatyyantt vin the next election so- badly that
they, -ar.wiAi,'ng-tq Ijse-tbe war;weareightijgno..i.' i

Well, the health department
now has a full time doctor and
you have to have insurance and
be a patient to go there. There's
something wrong with this
picture. Maybe instead of those
that have no insurance rather
than going to the emergency
room should be going to the
health department. I believe it is
still funded by the state, but I'm
not sure.
Nurse Eldridge says I only
spoke half truth or wasn't
informed. Of course she is
probably right. I do know that
the county has tried and failed
to run a hospital, I know that
the last operator also failed and
couldn't pay the utility bill. Now
the county is going to try again?
Both Calhoun and Liberty
Counties have advanced life
support ambulances, they have
certified medical technicians on
board, the ambulance services
are. from Alabama and in just
about every instance they have a
helicopter on standby or in route
when they're called out. These
helicopters land in all sort of
places, the old Billy Carr car lot,
Bristol football field, the airport,
in most instances accidents or
sudden onset of serious ailment
like heart attack or stroke
anywhere in our two county
area it is more likely to save a
life by transporting the victim to
a major facility which in most
cases isn't that far away. From
25 to 40 miles or even closer by
I recall in the past year or so
that a'man picked up a rattlesnake
on Flatwoods Road near Altha
and died from it. I don't recall
where he was treated, I'll bet
Cal-Lib doesn't have anti-
venom and time would be of
great importance for a child. We
do have a lot of wilderness areas
and a good snake population.
Someone speak up for the
hospital. I see a lot of reason
to abandon it. Marianna is
27 miles from Blountstown,
both Tallahassee and Panama
City is 50 miles. That is from
Blountstown. Anything outside
of Blountstown really cuts down
on those distances. Think about
it, that's a lot of money we TAX
PAYERS will have to put out for

A sad state...
To the editor:
It's a very sad state when
people have to use lies and
strong arm tactics to take revenge
on a senior citizen with life-
threatening heart problems.
What does this say for the
character of the people doing
the deed?
Alice Nell Goff

the county to run it. Tell your
county commissioners to just
say no.
I'm sorry, Nurse Eldridge
and Ms. Goff. It is only my
opinion but I think I made good
points here. You also pointed out
reasons why it should close, too.
Mike Bailes


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by Ryan McDougald
Text: Ephesians 1:1-14
An old man was cleaning out his
attic. After living for years in poverty,
he was selling his house and moving in
with his son. He was going through an
old trunk when he found an old family
He recalled that his aunt, who
died 30 years earlier, had left him the
old Bible. He thumbed through the
pages making an awesome discovery.
Tucked away between the pages were
bank notes totaling several thousand
dollars. All those years, he had riches
within his grasp, but he never took ad-
vantage of them.
Paul praised God, "who has blessed
us in the heavenly realms with every
spiritual blessing in Christ (NIV)."
God is not out to get us. It is God's
desire to bestow upon us, the faithful
in Christ, unlimited spiritual good. "...
No good thing will He withhold from
those whose walk is blameless (Ps
84:11 NIV)."
In our world, we see heartache,
suffering, sickness, pain, tragedy, and
injustice. Many want to believe that
God is cruel, dark, or harsh because
he allows these things to happen in the
world. Many do not want to believe in
a God who would send people to Hell.
But God is not cruel. His intention
from the beginning of time was to pour
out blessings on all believers. God is
the light who guides our way. He is
slow to anger, abounding in love, and
does not treat us as our sins deserve.
God does not send us to Hell. He pro-
vided His only Son as a sacrifice so we
might be saved from Hell. We choose
Hell for ourselves by rejecting Christ's
Salvation is. yours. Heaven is
yours. An intimate relationship with
the Creator of this Universe is yours.
All you have to do is reach out in faith
and take hold of it. Praise God!

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Caylee Parrish is celebrating
her fifth birthday on Jan. 25.
She is the daughter of Tim
and Wendee Parrish. She is
also the little sister of Dillon
and Kayla Phillips and the big
cousin of Aubrie Faith Arnold.
Caylee attends Liberty County
Pre-School. She enjoys go-
ing to school, playing with
her friends,- Cathy and Mallie
Tolley and spending time with
her family. Most of all, she
enjoys going to LaLa's and
Big Bubba's house. Caylee will
celebrate her birthday with a
Bratz Party with her class.

Braylen Molly Hobbs cel-
ebrated her first birthday on
Jan. 21. She is the daughter
of Bo and Mary Hobbs of
Bristol. Her maternal grand-
parents are Nicky and Faye
Phillips of Bristol. Her paternal
grandmother is Janie Hobbs of
Altha. Her great-grandmothers
are Lillian Shepard of Bristol
and Maxine Hand of Clarks-
vifle. Molly enjoys playing with
her brother, Braddockandher
cousin, Carmen, playing with
Lindsey and Phillip and being
a daddy's girl.

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Pauline Parrish celebrated
her 61st birthday on Jan. 23.
She is the wife of Raymond
Parrish of Bristol and the
mother of Richard Parrish
of Blountstown. She works
part-time for the U.S. Forest
Service. Pauline loves going to
work and visiting her mother,


loves to go hunting with her daddy and

Arts Council sponsors,
from the Liberty County Arts Council
The Liberty County Arts
Council sponsored a Historic
Character Presentation of 01'
Bess on Jan. 13 at Veterans Me-
morial Park Civic Center. Stu-
dents from the Liberty County
High School, W.R. Tolar K-8
School and Hosford School were
in attendance. Sheila Arnold
brought to life Ol' Bess, an 18th
century tavern slave who lived in
Virginia, Students gained valu-
able insight into slave life and
were captivated by the entertain-
ing tales she spun.
Sheila Arnold is from Hamp-
ton, VA. She manages, contracts
new business and performs
for History's Alive! She also
works as a coordinator for Co-
lonial Williamsburg's Teachers'
Institute where she works with
and trains teachers bout c,.o--
nial history and exciting teach'-

Harris, age
four, daugh-
ter of Rob-
bie Harris
and Kathy.
Owens is
shown hold-
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Lee and June Hiatt of Talla-
hassee are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Zoe
Robyn Hiatt, born on Nov. 14,
2005 at Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital. She weighed 6
lbs. and 1 oz. and measured
18 3/4 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Doug and
Janie Pelt of Clarksville and
Sue Lee of Michigan. Paternal
grandparents are Lyle and
Vanda Ragans of Tallahas-
see. Great-grandparents are
Robert and Gloria Hiatt of Tal-
lahassee and the late Eldora
Pelt Barber of Bristol. Zoe
was welcomed home by her
Uncle Nik and lots of family
and friends.

ing techniques. She is also the
Drama Ministry Director at First
Baptist Church of Hampton. The
Liberty County School System
would like to offer their sincere
thanks to the Arts Council for
providing this opportunity for
our middle and high school stu-


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Ward, Pennington to wed Feb. 4
i a. Mary and Gene Lewis of Blountstown,
S 1 Sandra Pennington of Hosford and Tony
and Judi Pennington of Vernon, AL are
S' are pleased to announce the engagement
and upcoming marriage of their children,
S Kristy Leigh Ward of Blountstown and
S Michael Ray Pennington of Hosford.
Michael Ray Pennington is the grandson
of Hoyt and the late Gertrude Graham of
.... j !Hosford and Charles Pennington of Ver-
non, AL. Kristy Leigh Ward is the grand-
S daughter of the late Lillie Mae Melvin
of Clarksville. The prospective groom is
employed with Pike Electric Company and
the prospective bride is a 2001 graduate of
S. Blountstown High School and served in the
United States Navy.
The wedding will be Feb. 4, 2Q06 at 5 p.m. (CT) at the First Pentacostal Holiness Church of Blountstown
on Angle Street. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. The bride and groom will reside
in Bristol.
No local invitations will be sent, however, family and friends are all invited to attend.

Bentley, Perry plan May wedding

Jessica LaRae Bentlee of Bristol and
Ryan Chase Perry of Chattahoochee are
pleased to announce their engagement and
upcoming marriage.
Jessica is the daughter of Lane and Ja-
net Bentley of Bristol and Betty Davis of
Blountstown. Ryan is the son of John C.
and Phillis Perry of Chattahoochee.
Grandparents of the future bride are
'Nettie Bentley and the late Park Bentley
of Greensboro and Russell and Virginia
Peterson of Blountstown.
The groom-elect's grandparents are-
Ralph and Hazel Campbell of Wicksburg,
AL and Mrs. Mary Perry and the late John
C. Perry, Sr. of Portland, ME.
The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of
Liberty County High School. She served
six.years in the United States Air Force,
four of which were served in Okinawa,
Japan. She also graduated from Tallahassee
Community College with an A.S. in Dental
Hygiene and an A.A. in General Studies.
She is currently employed as a-Dental Hy-
gienist in Grand Marais, MN.
The prospective groom is a 1995 gradu-

ate of Chattahoochee High School and graduated from
Florida State University with a B.A. in Criminology. He
currently is employed with the United States Border Patrol
in Grand Marais, MN.
The wedding will be held on May 6 at 7 p.m (ET) at
Dorothy Oven Park in Tallahassee. A reception will follow
"at the same location.

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from the Department of
Children and Families
The Jackson. County Depart-
ment of Children and Families'
ACCESS Florida Economic
Self Sufficiency Office located
at 4481 Clinton St., Marianna,.
will relocate., Effective Feb. 1,
the department intake staff will
be housed at the Chipola Work-
force Board's local One Stop
Center at 4636 Hwy. 90 East in

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internet access or by visiting the
Chipola Workforce Board One-
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For information on a pending
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Citizens who are currently
receiving assistance (cash, Food
Stamps, and Medicaid) may re-
port changes or obtain informa-
tion on their case by calling the
Customer Call Center at 1-866-
This move will provide one
convenient location for citizens
to access community services
offered by the department as
well as the Workforce Board,
including public assistance ben-
efits, access to employment and
employment training.
The Department of Children
and Families' Child Protective
Investigations staff, Adult Inves-
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Abe Springs
Bapt. Church

Food Ministries
giveaway Sat.
Bread of Life Food Ministries
will give away groceries on Sat-
urday, Jan. 28. We will start at
8 a.m. and go until 10 a.m. Ev-
eryone must bring an ID and get
signed up for the new year. This
is the beginning of a new year so
everyone must sign up.
The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275. For more informa-
tion, call 674-5880

Fifth Sunday sing
The First Baptist Church of
Bristol will have its Fifth Sunday
Sing featuring the Basford Broth-
ers beginning at 11 a.m. (ET).
Everyone is invited to come
and join them for a morning of
gospel singing.
For more information, call
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Include the day and date as well as time
and location of each event. We also ask
thatyou include a phone numberordirec-
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for our readers.
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Often, churches want to publicize
events several weeks prior to the activ-
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differentaspects of the event, we can run
a series of announcements.
Please try to keep the articles no
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Valentine Banquet at
Telogia Baptist Church
A Valentine Banquet will
be held at the Telogia Baptist
Church on Sunday, Feb. 12, at
6 p.m. The menu consists of
steak, baked potato, salad, bread,
dessert and tea/soda. The cost is
$10 per person.
Please call Dorothy Sewell
at 379-8904 or 643-8889 to
purchase tickets prior to the
deadline of Sunday, Feb. 5.
Come and enjoy good food
and fellowship.

Gospel sing at Bristol
Church of God Jan. 29
The Blackwood Gospel
Quartet will be featured at
the Bristol Church of God on
Sunday, Jan. 29.
The group will be ministering
in song during the 11 a.m.
service. Everyone is. invited to.
The church is located at 19102
Hwy 12 N. For more information,
call the church 643-5795.

We would like to express our sincerest thank you to everyone
including family, friends and neighbors for all the love and
compassion shown to this family during this very difficult time.
Your gifts of food, flowers, telephone calls, visits with words of
encouragement and donations made to the Altha United Methodist
Church and Hospice of the Emerald Coast will remain in our hearts
May God bless each and-everyone of you and special thanks for
keeping our family in your prayers.
The Family of Frances I. Livingston

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for all of those
who participated in and supported the recent benefit fundraiser for
Olivia Whitfield. Our thanks goes out to many from businesses
and groups that donated money and food, to individuals who donated
time and money, cooked the delicious food and delivered dinners.
It is very comforting to know that so many people love and trea-
sure Olivia as much as we do. Olivia has improved a great deal
since her surgery, but still has many challenges ahead. We ask that
your keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We have passed on the
numerous messages to her of everyone's concern and love for her.
You may send a card or letter to Olivia at the following address:
Olivia Whitfield, Shands at University of Florida, P.O. Box
100351,'Gainesville, FL 32610-0351.
She would love.to hear from everyone.
Ralph Whitfield and Family

The family of Doris Williams would like to thank everyone for
their love and prayers in our time of iceed.
We would also like to thank them for the food and flowers.
We would especially like to thank Grace Crow from Hospice for
being so caring. People like her makes hard times much easier.
We also want to thank Rhonda Bush and everyone who was sent
to us by Hospice.
God bless you all.
DorisMilia~g pngily

Volunteers needed to staff community crisis hotlines

Bend, the telephone counseling,
information, and referral agency
for the Tallahassee area, has
just announced that the spring
orientation and interviews for
new volunteers will be held on
Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 7 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. in Room 021 of the
Bellamy Building on Florida
State University campus.
Members of the community can
attend to learn about becoming
a telephone counselor for 2-1-1
Big Bend.
"With all the recent natural
disasters of the past two years,
we've seen how the Tallahassee
community opens its heart to
assist others in need across
the country and around the
world," said Jason Zauder, 2-
1-1 Big Bend's Coordinator of
Volunteers. "Whether it's helping
a caller get financial assistance
after a hurricane or offering a
sympathetic ear, our volunteers

provide a critical service to
people in our own backyard."
Prospective volunteers are
given an hour-long orientation
to 2-1-1 Big Bend and then
interviewed individually.
Within three to four days, those
applicants who are best suited
to become telephone counselors
will be contacted.
Applicants selected to
become telephone counselors
are required to undergo free
classroom training offered by
2-1-1 Big Bend. The trainees
will then work under the direct
supervision of experienced
counselors until they are ready
to counsel independently.
No prior experience is
required to become a volunteer;
however, all volunteers must be
at least 18 years of age and live in
the Tallahassee area. Empathetic
volunteers and those fluent in
Spanish and/or Haitian Creole
are especially needed.

"Volunteer at 2-1-1 has been
such a rewarding experience for
me," said Ima Volunteer, a hotline
counselor. "There's nothing that
compares to the thanks you get
from helping someone through a
tough time."
2-1-1 Big Bend is a private,
nonprofit agency located
in Tallahassee. Our free,
confidential hotline programs
offer services 24-hours a day
to Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla,
Franklin, Jefferson, Taylor,
Madison and Liberty Counties.
2-1-1 Big Bend aims to help
individuals and communities
by bringing people and services
together through programs which
include telephone counseling,
crisis intervention, information,
referral, and training services.
For more information about
volunteering, please contact
Jason Zauder at (850) 681-9131,
ext. 225 or visit our Web site at
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FWC sets February 1-2 meeting for Gainesville

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC's) Feb. 1-2 meeting
will take place at the Hilton
University of Florida Conference
Center in Gainesville. It will be
the first meeting under the new
chairman, Rodney Barreto, and
vice chairman, David Meehan.
The first day's (Wednesday's),
agenda focuses primarily
on hunting and freshwater
fishing rule proposals. The
most noteworthy proposal is
to establish a crossbow-only
hunting season to run five days
in the South and Central zones
and seven days in the Northwest
Zone. The proposal also would
allow hunters to use crossbows
on private lands during statewide
muzzleloading gun seasons
and the Northwest Zone's 11-
day archery/muzzleloading gun
Other hunting-related rule
proposals would simplify the
quota hunt application process
and accommodate family
members who would like to
accompany hunters on wildlife
management areas during quota
In addition, proposed rules
would broaden wild hog hunting
opportunities on numerous
wildlife management areas and
expand the annual statewide
alligator harvest season from-
-five weekss to 10 \weeks.
Rule proposals also include
allowing hunters who possess
concealed weapon or firearm
licenses to possess concealed
handguns throughout the year

in wildlife management areas
unless otherwise prohibited.
Another proposal would open
a statewide snow goose hunting
season and move the canvasback
duck hunting season to the last
30 days of waterfowl hunting
Other proposals, on
Wednesday's -agenda would
establish specific rules for -
various wildlife management
areas and establish a definition
for measuring total length of
freshwater fish.
Concerning nuisance wildlife
trappers, Commissioners will
consider rule revisions to replace
the current permit requirement
with a trapper registration
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workers to take wild turkeys
from airport property when
aircraft safety is threatened.
Also, Commissioners will
consider rule changes to revise
freshwater fishing rules on
various waters, establish a permit

requirement for commercial
harvest of freshwater eels and
prohibit taking alligator gar
without a permit.
Regarding marine fisheries
issues, the Commission will
take final action Thursday on
a proposed rule to protect 13
species of sharks by adding them
to a newly named "prohibited
species" list. This list currently
protects nine species of sharks,
rays and sawfishes, and the FWC
has proposed adding the Atlantic
angel shark, bigeye sixgill shark,
bigeye thresher shark, bignose
shark, Caribbean reef shark,
dusky shark, Galapagos shark,
longfin mako shark, narrowtooth
shark, night shark, sevengill
shark, sixgill shark, and smalltail

shark to the list.
Commissioners will also
conduct a final review of special
regulations for Dry Tortugas
National Park and consider the
agency's annual marine fisheries
work plan and various federal
marine fisheries issues.
The meeting will convene at
8:30 a.m. both days and is open
to the public. Anyone requiring
special accommodation to
participate because of a disability
should contact Cindy Hoffman at
(850) 488-6411 at least five days
before the meeting. Hearing-
or speech-impaired persons can
arrange assistance by calling
(850) 488-9542.
The conference center is at
1714 S.W. 34th St., Gainesville.

Youth waterfowl hunting days coming up Feb. 4-5

Youth Waterfowl Hunting
Days are quickly approaching.
This event provides a special
time for experienced waterfowl
hunters to take youths afield to
teach them the techniques and
ethics of duck hunting.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), in conjunction %with the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
has established Feb. 4 and Feb.
5 as this ear's Youth Waterfowl
Hunting Days to help pass on
the duck hunting tradition.
This statewide. two-day
season allows children under
16 years old to hunt waterfowl,
coots and common moorhens.
Adult supervisors (18 years or
older) must be present and can

assist .but are prohibited from
hunting. Licenses, permits and
federal ducks stamps are not
required for youth hunters under
16 years of age.
The daily bag limit of ducks
is six. The six-duck limit may
consist of no more than one
black duck, one mottled duck,
one fulvous whistling-duck,
one pintail, one canvasback,
two redheads, two wood ducks,
two scaup, four scoters and
four mallards (of which only
t\mo can be female). Taking or
attempting to take harlequin
ducks is illegal. All other species
of ducks may be taken up to the
six-bird limit.
The daily limit on coots and
common moorhens is 15, and

there is a five-bird
mergansers, only one
may be hooded.
In the Panhandle n
west of the Suwanne
light geese may be tak
geese include snow,
Ross' geese. There i
bird, daily bag limit
combination of these g
In the Florida water
Seminole, which is sou
2, north of the Jim N
Dam and east of (
Canada geese may b
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geese is five.
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limit on com/hunting or in the FWC's
of which waterfowl and coot seasons
brochure, available at county
iorth and tax collectors' offices.
;e River, Two Youth Waterfowl
en. Light Hunting Day events are
blue and scheduled where young hunters
is a 15- will learn about waterfowl and
on any waterfowl hunting from experts,
eese. and will have the opportunity to
s of Lake hunt with experienced mentors
ith of SR to put the skills they learn into
Woodruff practice.
CR 271, -The South Brevard Chapter
)e taken. of Ducks Unlimited will host a
n Canada Youth Waterfowl Duck Camp
at the Thomas M. Goodwin
ions for Wildlife Management Area
ipply to (WMA) in Brevard County on
days and Feb 3. Participants will camp
MyFWC. out the Friday evening before
the Youth Waterfowl Weekend.
j Dinner will be provided Friday
/ y evening, a light breakfast will
be served on Saturday morning
and lunch will be provided
after the morning hunt. For
additional information, contact
Jeff Kraynik (321) 863-9182,
Ir Tony Rushing (321) 725-3246
or Curt McKinney (321) 727-
*Delta Waterfowl will sponsor
a Youth Hunt at STA 5 in Hendry
County on Feb. 5. Experienced
waterfowl hunters will be on
hand to help guide the youths
S and help provide necessary
equipment such as a canoe
and decoys. A cookout in the
campfire area will immediately
follow the hunt. For additional
information, contact Dennis
White (561) 649-6362 after 5
NOTE: Duck hunting permits
for the Feb. 5 youth hunt on
Stormwater Treatment Area
(STA) 1-W will be transferred
to STA 3/4 due to the South
SFlorida Water Management
District lowering the water to re-
establish vegetation destroyed
ih during last year's hurricane
season. STA 3/4 is west of U.S.
27 in Palm Beach County, just
north of the Broward/Palm
Beach County line, off the L-5
.levee:,To find out more on this
change, call (954) 746-1789.

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Members sought for woodworkers' group

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
They don't have a name. They don't have a building.
SBut, they have a great idea.
Local woodworkers are looking for some like-minded
folks to create a club to help members hone their skills and
pass on traditions while giving them a place to gather and
enjoy the company of others who share their appreciation of
the craft.
"It's for anyone who likes to build anything out of
wood," says one of the group's founders, Johnny Graham
Sof Blountstown.
"There are quite a few woodworkers in Calhoun and Lib-
erty counties," he says. "What we hope to do is get a broad
range of people that want)to get involved."
The group will set up at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
at Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown. They already have their
first project, Graham says. "The members are going to build
our.own workshop," he says, adding, "That's going to be a
learning experience in itself."
The building will be situated next to the blacksmith shop,
he said. Settlement founder Willard Smith will supply all
the material for the project, which will consist of a large
building divided into two sections. One side of the shop
will be dedicated to power tools while the other will feature
old-fashioned hand tools, like spindle lathes, spokeshaves
and draw knives.
Graham said the group is especially interested in finding
folks who may still practice some of the w oodworking skills
handed down by their grandparents, and in turn. teach those-
time-honored techniques to younger members so they can
carry on the tradition.
"There are a lot of people out there who love woodworking
butdon't have their own shop." Graham says. Not only will
the club gather tools and supplies for members to use and give
them plenty of space to work, it will promote camaraderie as
it brings together woodworkers to share their talents.
Anyone who would like more information on the wood-
working club can contact Johnny Graham at 674-3153 after
1 p.m.. or contact Willard Smith at 674-8055.

Virgil Mayo of Blountstown sits aside a shaving horse as he peels
bark from a cedar limb at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. He
enjoys using old-fashioned tools like a drawing knife, traditionally
used for making ax handles, and a spoke shave, which is used for
finer finishing work. The tool got its name because it was used for
finishing off the spokes of wagon wheels. Mayo learned a lot about the
daily uses of tools as a youngster while visiting with his Grandmother
Strickland in Liberty County. He recalls seeing a primitive,shaving
horse, constructed from a bent tree, being used in the woods around
the Outside Lakes area in Liberty County by Sebe Summers in 1930

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Blountstown High School Teen Trendsetters

by Nikki Bernhard
This year BHS has started a
reading program to help BES
third graders. Sixteen BHS stu-
dents volunteered their time. In
September, Teen Trendsetter
representatives from the state of-
fice came to BHS for a training
session. Blountstown and Altha
volunteers learned how to con-
duct a lesson on helpful reading
One the first day at the el-
ementary school, very excited
third graders learned who their
mentors were. The kids were
ecstatic to have "high schoolers"
as their mentors.
Sharon Leonard McCrone,
BHS business education teacher,
made the Trendsetters and their
students a colorful tee shirt to
wear on session days. The kids
were very excited to have their
very own shirt was exclusively
from their reading buddies.
At Christmas, BHS Trendset-
ters also planned a Christmas
party for the kids. Each Trend-
setter bought their third grader a
Christmas gift and enjoyed shar-
ing a snack at the party. The kids
enjoyed the party and appreci-
ated the gifts.
BHS hopes to continue our
program for years to come. Next
year, we plan to have more vol-
unteers so we are able to help
more children.
by Kayla Parrish and Joseph Daniels
*Dana Ayers is one of

BHS Trendsetters mentoring Blountstown Elementary third graders.

Blountstown High School's
Teachers of the Year for the
2005-2006 school term. As a
young child she began to wish
to be a teacher. Her mother was
a teacher and she admired her
and wished to be like her. When
she was in fourth grade she had
an opportunity to begin taking
French classes at her school in
New Hampshire. This sparked
her interest in French and she
decided to major in French in
college. Since college; she has
taken several trips to France and
enjoyed them very much. Ms.
Ayers stated that her favorite
thing about teaching is when a
student catches on to a new idea
or has a new realization about
something he/she has never
thought of before.
Thank you Ms. Ayers for all

'Teacher of the year'

award nominations open

on-line entry forms available

Nominations for the Florida
2005-2006 "Teacher of the Year"
award are being accepted through
March 1. The announcement
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Teachers'- Insurance Plan(tm),
a car insurance program
exclusively for members of the
educational community.
The award will include
$1,000 to the winning teacher
and a $500 grant to that teacher's
school. The state winner will
also be eligible for the National
Award that includes a special
recognition and a $2,500 travel
Last year's state winner was
Fran Squires, a second grade
teacher at Pine View School
in Osprey.Teachers, students
and parents can nominate
any of the state's more than
170,000 accredited teachers.
Nomination forms are available
online at www.teachers.com/
tqty. To nominate an educator,

or yourself, explain in 250
words or less why this teacher
should be the Teacher of the
Year. Nominees will be judged
on their ability to, motivate
students,- their special talents,
and their contribution to their
school, students or educational
Winners will be announced at
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you have done for teachers, staff,
and students at Blountstown
High School.
*Ron Mears has also been
chosen as Teacher of the Year
for the 2005-2006 school year.
Mr. Mears, a 1984 BHS gradu-.
ate, received his college de-
gree from University of Florida
where he majored in agriculture
and minored in economics. Mr.
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Now Mrs. Overholt is married to
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tus, who is a senior at BHS.
Mrs. Overholt has been work-
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years. She decided to work at
BHS because she enjoys work-
ing with teenagers and enjoys
meeting all the interesting peo-
ple. At first she was a substitute
teacher, but now she works in the
media center and is cheerleading
sponsor. As sponsor, she has

County Schools
Jan. 26-Feb. 1,2006
Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals
Lunch: Corn dogs with ketchup
and mustard, baked beans, fresh
fruit wedges, cinnamon rolls.

Lunch: Pizza with cheese, potato
wedges, whole-kernel corn, fruit
cup, cake square with icing.

Lunch: Chili with beans, peanut
butter sandwich, crackers, fruit
cup, corn bread.

Lunch: Chicken nuggets, steamed
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fruit, corn bread, brownie.

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Smet many interesting girls and Jan. 26 Feb. 1, 2006
sor, he is trying to set a high enjoyed the challenges of cheer-
standard for excellence in FFA. leading. However, Mrs. O er- A variety of fruits and
He pushes his students to strive vegetables or fruit juice and a
to do the best they can and has holt most enjoys working with choice of lowfat or whole milk
led them to great success. This the wonderful people at BHS. served with all meals.
year, FFA has competed in the Congratulations Mrs. Over- THURSDAY
district and sub-district contests holt on being chosen School Breakfast Chilled fruit with mixed
and brought home first place in Related Employee of the Year. nuts, oatmeal with brown sugar,
public speech, extemporaneous Thank you for everything you cheese toast.
speaking, tractor operations, and have done at BHS! Lunch: Chicken with rice, glazed
I parliamentary procedure. They CAP & GOWN carrots, steamed cabbage, corn
have also traveled to state and PORTRAITS bread.
won first place in forestry. FOR SENIORS
Congratulations Mr. Mears on Cap and gown portraits will FRIDAY
being a Teacher of the Year. be taken Feb. 2 during school. Breakfast Chilled tropical fruit
BHS SCHOOL RELATED The sitting fee is $25 and which cupwith nuts, ready-to-eatcereal,
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR will need to be paid at the time Lunch Spaghetti with meat
byStaciPittman of pictures. Five poses will be sauce, whole-kernel corn, green
Mrs. Carmen Overholt has taken. lima beans, yeast rolls.
been selected as Blountstown ISenior girls need to show up
High School's School Related with their make up, scoop neck MONDAY
Employee of the Year. Mrs. shirt, and hair styled to hold a Breakfast Chilled orange juice,
Overholt received her education cap. I ham grits, cinnamon crunch cof-
at American School in Texas. Senior boys need to have feecake.
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tended Chipola Junior College. clean shaven. steamed rice, garden peas, can-
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by John Baumer
The Discover Card Tribute
Award Scholarship Program is a
scholarship program that provides
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scholarships. This scholarship
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by Nikki DeBolt
Students, faculty, and staff
of Altha Public School had the
opportunity to donate blood
during a blood drive on campus

Wednesday, Jan. 18. The drive
was put on by Southeastern
Community Blood Center. A total
number of 22 people donated
blood making the drive rather
Due to recent disasters such
as Hurricane Katrina, the nation
has been under a serious blood
shortage. This year's seniors were
eager to contribute to a good cause
by donating and there was a 41%
turnout from the Class of 2006.
Altha School plans on holding
another blood drive around April
or May and we only hope that it
will be as much of a success as this
one was. There is no substitute for
human blood, making all the more
reason to give the gift of life by
giving blood.
by Kasey Roberts
Altha Public School's FCA
(Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
will be presenting Friday Night
Life on Feb. 3. in the Altha
High School gymnasium. This
youth rally will feature the band
Providence from Spring Hill. The
rally will also host Brent Jones
who will be the guest speaker for
the night.
The rally will last from 7:00

p.m. through 10 p.m. with doors
opening at 6:30 p.m. A love
offering of at least two dollars
will be taken up at the door.
Door prizes will be presented and
concession will be available.
by Sarah Sheton
Altha High School kicked off
homecoming week on Tuesday,
Jan. 17 by arriving in their tacky
attire. They were shocked to find
that the school had been decorated
for "tacky" day as well. Small
children were confused at the
site of the profanities written on
the doors of the gymnasium. The
culprits dressed the school with
slogans such as "Tiger Pride"
on the marque out front, "BHS"
on various buildings around the
school, and a certain four-lettered
word in red and white.
Entrance doors to the buildings
and gymnasium were chained
and locked and the windows of
the white building were spray
painted red and white. All damage
was cleaned .up before break.
Unfortunately, the vandals turned
out to be two Altha seniors and an
Altha graduate. We atAltha did not
let this dampen our homecoming
festivities and spirit!

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Chipola fall Dean's list announced

Altha wins homecoming 66-46
The Altha Wildcat varsity team enjoyed a 66-46 homecoming victory over Covenant
Christian Friday night in Altha. ABOVE: An enthused Wildcat reaches after the ball.
BELOW LEFT: An Altha player brings the ball to the basket. BELOW RIGHT: Altha
players surround an opponent. BOTTOM: The faces of two JV-rivals are expressive as
they make their way ddwn the court. PHOTOS BY DANIEL WILLIAMS

Clemmons, Vice President of
Instructional and Student Services
at Chipola College, commends the
197 students who made the Dean's
List for academic achievement
during the Fall Semester 2005.
To be placed on the Dean's
List, a student must take 12 or
more semester hours of courses
and make an average of 3.25 (B+)
to 4.0 (A) in all courses.
Students who made perfect
averages of 4.0-straight A's-
and their hometowns include:
*Altha- Britney Hansford,
Krystle Shelton, Jordan Waldorff.
*Blountstown- Aisha
Chambers, Matthew Hand, Sharon
Henderson, Brad Owens, Rhonda
Price .
*Bristol- Charles Barber Jr,
Josh Kern.
*Chattahoochee- Andrea
*Clarksville- April Frith .
*Marianna- Wilfredo Arroyo,
Sarah Cartwright, Bobby Collins,
Lawanna Cotton, Kayla Home,
Bryce Melvin, Megan Stewart,
Kelley Tew, Trevor Tyre.
*Sneads- Erin Hays.
Students who earned grade
point averages ranging from
3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their
hometowns are:
*Altha- Lacy Adkins,
Michelle Baird, Jesse Hill, John

Marlow, Michelle Smith.
*Blountstown- Elton
Barfield, Cristina Buchanan,
Rebecca Carder. Shanna Collier,
Alia Dalati, Carlos Davis, James
Duvall, Christopher Eby, Erum
Faruqui, Howell Goodman
Jr., Stephen Granger, Janna
Grantham, Katrina Hobbs, Laura
Kukhalashvili, Sean Musgrove,
Tina Schmarje, Donald Stanley
Jr, Jennifer Young.
*Bristol- Jonetta Dawson,
Sharley Hevner, Courtney
Kincaid, Kendall Peddie.
*Chattahoochee- Nichole
Rivera, Rachel Taylor.
*Clarksville- Valerie
Jones,Lori Keel, Bart Nichols.
*Marianna- Jennifer Barfield,
Laura Bevan, Christopher Calton,
Janna Ellis, Joshua Ellis, Matthew
Eskuchen, Andrew Gause, Joshua
Grace, Kathleen Griffin, Kelly
Grimes, Bethany Gwaltney,
Lauren Herring, Meghan Holley,
Jena Jeter, Adam Johnson,
Jennifer Kelly, Brandon Killings,
Brittney Mathis, John Milton
Jr, Danielle Myrick, Chrystal
Pittman, Codi Player, Stevey
Pope Jr, Jeremy Puff, Amber
Quinn, William Sherrel, Lincoln
Sims, James Wade, Amanda West

*Sneads- Karri Brown, Steven
Gaskill, Lynsey Pittman, Ashley
Roberts, Candice Tyus.

Cast announced for 'Grease'

MARIANNA-The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal
for "Grease" which opens a five-day run, March 8.
Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently selected actors
for the following roles: Mike Milton as Danny, Felicia Gibson as
Sandy, Brittney Holmes as Rizzo, Mary Kathryn Tanner as Frenchy,
Shannon Grice as Marty, Anne Gilmartin as Jan, Heath Carroll as
Kenickie, Seth Basford as Doody, Kevin Russell as Roger, Scott
Boyle as Sonny, Katie Brown as Patty Simcox, Courtney Haile as
Cha-Cha, Josh Barber as Eugene, Princess Brinson as Teen Angel,
Terry Tanner Smith as Miss Lynch and Danuta Jacob as Blanche.
SGrease Girls are Tiffany Pippin, Stacey Hall, Kara Hewitt,
Meredith Nailen, Tara Padgett, Brook Spivey and Ashley Tanner.
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Arielle Bateman, Jamila Holmes, Jennifer Nicole Jones, Kristina
Ldpez, Karisa Olds, Amber Rivera and Holly Walters. Kelci
Stephenson is Stage Manager.

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Hosford School announces awards and honor

Hosford School announces the
second nine weeks honor roll and De-
cember awards. They are as follows:
Kindergarten Brandon Ear-
nest, Duncan Hosford, Brady Peddie,
Alexis Bracewell, Wyatt Fletcher, Ja-
cob Gregory, Marinda Geiger, Laney
Sanders, Raegan Todd, Carlyn Sloat,
Gabby Morris, Hunter Ammons.
First grade Jakob Abbott, Gunt-
er Barber, Elizabeth Burke, Heather
Herndon, Abigail McComb, Rileigh
Sewell, Zackery Sewell, Darby Sul-
livan, Noah Tomlin, Trey Watson,
Angel Banks, Alexis Brown, Austin
Burch, Tyler Hall, Blake Kerr, Madi-
son Sessions, Cari Sloat, Lauren Tem-
ple, Cierra White.
Second grade Bailey Singletary.
Third grade Will Hosford, Mad-
ison Peddie, Mary Sewell, Garrett
Swier, Olivia Black, Allison Moore,
Shannon Tucker.
Fifth grade Matthew Bodiford,
Charles Morris.
Seventh grade Shannon Dug-
gar, Kelsey McDaniel, Allison Mi-
randa, Mandy Monahan.
Eighth grade Cade Guthrie.
Kindergarten Austin Keith,
Alex Pittman, Dakota Smith, Jacob
O'Steen, Austin Rudd, Alex Sansom,
Brooke Shuler, Karri Walker, Angel
Webb-Faulkner, Cameron Arnold,
Breanna Wilkes, Dylan Grainger, Al-
ley Maige, Tehya Manning, Ontineil
Rodriguez, Thad Parker, Emily Par-
First grade Brandon Coover,
Trenton Fowler, Mara Myers, Lor-

.RF Munroe Day School

announces A/B honor roll
A local student at Robert F. Mun-
roe Day School made the A/B honor
roll for the second nine weeks. The
student is Hunter Jacobs, son of Joni
Read of Bristol

raina Nava, Kasey Piercy, Matt
Reeves, Cody Arnold, Rhiannon Fair-
. Second grade Harley Essman,
Rachel Langston, Hunter McDaniel,
Michael Pullam, Tommy Hatcher,
Micah McCaskill, Zac Soutamire,
Mary Thomas.
Third grade Nathaniel Duggar,
Madison Love, Kallie Williams, Kar-
leigh Sellers, Trevor Culbreth, Ken
King, Madison Love, Skylar Smith.
Fourth grade Tucker Abbott,
Brandon Black, Krista Black, C.J.
Durden, Koree Guthrie, Dakota
Hemanes, Christopher O'Steen, Bre-
anna White, Ben Harger, Christin
Henderson, J.D. Sellers.
Fifth grade Autumn Barlow,
Shelby White, Joseph Durden, Brook-
lyn Sessions, Dallas Tucker.
Sixth grade Aaron Black, Bet-
sy Bradwell, Daniel Deason, Toren
Guthrie, Maggie McCaskill.
Seventh grade Audry Johnson,
Brandy Koch, Taylor Rudd, Emily
Swier, Amanda Trim, Jordan White,
Amanda Whitehead, Kristsen Whit-
field, Bobbie Wood..
Eighth grade Edna Andrews,
Benjamin Black, Scott Brown, Al-
exandra Brunson, Ren Gowan, Terry
Jennings, Hannah Moore, Samantha
Pugh, Josh Richards, Amber Sad-
- Lancy Sanders and Angel Webb-
Faulkner, kindergarten; Mara Myers
and Cody Arnold, first grade; Rachael
Langston and Wesley Bunday, second
grade; Megan Nichols and Allison
Moore, third grade; Christin Hender-
son and C.J. Durden, fourth grade;
Carrie Jones and Devin King, fifth
grade; Hailey Abbott, sixth grade;
Mandy Monahan, seventh grade;
Dereck Crowe, eighth grade; Amanda

Trim, 6-8 combo.
Classroom winners Duncan Hos-
ford and Gabby Morris, kindergarten;
Austin Burch and Trey Watson, first
grade; Micah McCaskill and Harley
Essman, second grade; Chase Jordan
and Ashley Carroll, third grade; Ben
Harger and Krista Black, fourth grade;

Shelby White and Susan Gates, fifth
grade; Betsey Bradwell, sixth grade;
Mandy Monahan, seventh grade; Ren
Gowan, eighth grade; School-wide
winners -Trey Watson, Susan Gates,
Betsy Bradwell and Ashley Carroll.
Peddie and Gabby Morris, kindergar-
ten; Kari Sloat and Elizabeth Burke,

first grade; Zac Stoutamire and Bailey
Singletary. second grade; Ken King
and Nathan Duggar, third grade; Tay-
lor Shuler and Koree Guthrie, fourth
grade; Hayden Swier and Morgan
Brown, fifth grade; Hailey Abbott,
sixth grade; Amanda Whitehead, sev-
enth grade; Jessie Pounsberry, eighth
Sewell, third grade; Krista Black, fourth
grade; Matt Bodiford, fifth grade; Ma-
rissa Burke, Amanda Trim, Wren An-
drews and Daniel Deason, MS.

Altha School announces honor roll

Altha School announces the sec-
ond nine weeks honor roll. They are
as follows:
First grade Devan Adkins,
Seth Alday, Kathrine Alderman,
Nolon Bean, Abbie Edenfield, Bri-
an Gay, Jaylon Hall, Autumn Lee,
Ashley Lytle, Kenneth Markwalter,
Collin Mears, Madison Peacock,
Johnny Sewell, Georgia Smith.
Second grade Johnny Aaron,
Aubree Ana Bay, Katie Cox, Mach-
aelyn Horton, Daniel Kirkland,
Alyssa McCardle, Sawyer O'Bryan,
Samantha Potter, Lyhanna Schuler,
Hayden White, Jay Yon, Cassandra
Third grade Derek Aultman,
Avery Boggs, Rebecca Gay, Jenni-
fer Moore.
Fourth grade Seth Alderman,
Porter Smith.
Fifth grade Madelynn Lytle,
Kaylee McCalvin.
Sixth grade Wesley Chevillot,
Kristin Cook, Byron Hall, Kimberly
Se\ enth grade Angel Dehn,
Harlea Perdue.
Eighth grade Brett Floyd.
Ninth grade Caitlyn Bruner,
Cherie Hires, Katrina Messer, Brit-
tany Stephens.
10th grade Joshua McIntosh,
Meagan Wiltse.
llth grade Karinia Jackson,
Ashton Lee. Matthew Maxwell,

Bradley Wells, Ryan Wells.
12th grade Tiffany Betts, Jus-
tin McCoy, Mary McIntosh, Sarah
Shelton, Patricia Williams.
First grade Jebadiah Baggett,
Cy Barton, Charles Brazell, Haley
Crawson, Jacob Hunter, Alec Jones,
April Lynn, Justin Moore, Timothy
Mullaney, Abigail Nandho, Kyle
Potter, Kiana Richards, Morgan
Roberts, John Rosenberger, Mary
Shurrum, Madison Smith, Tristin
Second grade Austin Bay,
Maranda Biederman, Dallas Clem-
mons, Bret Crumpler, John Finuff,
Kaitlyn Georg, Tesya Griffis, Tessa
Hall, Syler Keel, Damon Maki, En-
rico McCalvin, Jesse Mills, Alyssa
Moore, Brittany Peterson, Heather
Pringle, Dylan Smith, Jasmine Var-
Third grade Abigal Ali, Mor-
gan Allen, Marian Bailey, Ashlyn
Barfield, Stacy Bramblett, Cody
Carter, Hunter Chason, Keith Dean,
Summer Farris, Ryan Fielder, Rob-
ert Hampton, James Harris, Marisa
Marshall, Benjamin McGraw, No-
lan Musgrove, Claire Price, Cody
Reagan, Christopher Sale, Logan
Stone, Breanna Walkder, Hannah
Warner, Aaron Young.
Fourth grade Hunter Baggett,
Stephanie Branton, Brendon Dan-
chuk, Deana Griswold, Alvin Iler,
MacKenzie May, Michael Mul-

laney, Ethan Peacock, Quade Vick-
ery, Rebecca Williams, Brina Yand,
Brianna Yon.
Fifth grade Samantha Bram-
blett, Ariel Folsom, Danielle Harris,
Jordan Hatcher, Matthew McCal-
vin, Zachary Perkins, Kelsey Reh-
berg, Harley Smith, Albert Varnum.
Sixth grade Katelyn Ballard,
Shayla Chason, Caleb Chew, Alicia
Griffin, Brooklyn Hunt, Ariel Rob-
Seventh grade Keagan Baggett,
Sierra Chason, Travis Griffin, Shar-
lyn Smith, Justin Whittington.
Eighth grade Kaylan Beau-
champ, Emily Brooks, Kourtney
Grice, Kami Jackson, Stephen Lee,
Staphanie Mayo, Zach Segers, Ash-
ley Smith, Rebekah Wiltse.
Ninth grade Ethan Byler,
Kayla Eddie, Jacob Edenfield, Da-
vid Griswold, Dylan Hinson, Corey
Johnson, Ashley McKenzie, Caleb
Morris, Cody Sewell, Jessica Smith,
Mary Cathryn Smith, Kristin Yon.
10th grade Justin Branton, Sa-
mantha Dehn, Brandi Griffin, Crista
Miller, Taylor Shelton, Julie Simp-
son, Zach Tatum, Candy Varnum.
llth grade John Alday, Sean
Alday, Kristina Bailey, Kimberly
Brown, Joy Capps, Nikke DeBolt,
Jason Holland, Anna Le, Brandon
12th grade Jantzen Bailey,
Angela Byler, Brandon Ellis, Kath-
ryn Nichols.

Honor roll announced for B-town High School

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Blountstown High School an-
nounces the second nine weeks honor
roll and December awards. They are
as follows:
Ninth Grade Max Herndon,
Daniel Leonard, Hailey Moravek,
Marlee Sherrod, Chelsea Snowden.
10th Grade Kaylin Bontrager,
Lane Golden, Melissa Howland,
William Leonard, Jared Lilly, Nic
Stoltzfus, Ashley Whitfield.
11th Grade Kinita Amin, Karla
Atkins, Kori Edewaard, Jamie Ha-
gler, Hannah Johnson, Laura Kastli,
Tabinda Syed, Lauren Wood.
12th Grade Kristen Baker,
Whitney Baxley, Nicholas Myers,
Staci Pittman.
Ninth Grade Shirane Baker,

Colton Bush, Andrew Chewning, Em-
ily Davis, Lauren Davis, Ryan Frye,
Demarco Johnson, William Johnson,
Jasmine Simmons, Kimberley Taylor,
Ellen Williams, Kelly Wood, Carolyn
Van Lierop.
"10th Grade Erik Anderson,
Chavonte Baker, Jessica Bontrager,
Dana Clark, Aubrey Clemons, Kim
Clemons, Lisa Danley, -.Samantha
Dwiggins, Amber Eby, Erin Glass,
Britney Goodwin, Jesse Goolsby,
Carlos Hall, Kelly Hall, Allison Jones,
Britt Leach, Tiffany Leach, Jonathan
Lockhart, Joseph Maxwell, Ricky
Mercer, Tia Miller, Meagan Parrish,.
Kaitlin Peacock, Caitlin Sanders,
Jeffrey Stewart, Cassandra Tharpe,
Matthew Vincent, Amanda Williams,
Loran Walden, John Yon.
llth Grade Kristen Bracewell,

Nikki Calhoun, Willie Coburn, Jes-
sica Fields, Justin Godwin, Kayla
Hires, Holly Jeppson, Sheri Kent,
Josh Lee, Batya Margrill, Kristin No-
lan, T.J. Rogers, Ashley Taylor, Nic
Tomlinson, Amanda Whitfield, Britt
12th Grade Kate Atkins, Court-
ney Bybee, Karisma Davis, Adam Ed-
wards, Jennie Fagen, Umair Farooqi,
Daniel Garcia, Ashley Gingerich,
Casey Glass, Trey Gowan, Michael
Guilford, Sarah Hatcher, Anita Keel,
Josh Lilly, Amy McCurdy, Lindsay
Miller, Tillman Morris, Ashley Peaks,
Catie Proper, Adam Richards, Josh
Savell, Josh Segers, Amanda Senter-
fitt, Sean .Thomas, Nichole Tipton,
Lyndsey Wainwright.

Blountstown Middle School announces honor roll

Blountstown Middle School announces the second
nine weeks honor roll. They are as follows:
Sixth grade Megan Brown, Jesse Griffin, Brittney
Norris, Leah Stewart, Steven Warren
Seventh grade Eric Jones, Levan Khulordava,
Makynzie O'Bryan, Kristen Peacock, Warren Tanner
Eighth grade Sonya Alday, Tarak Amin, Laura
Sixth grade Tiffany Abbott, Sarah Barton, Corey
Bell, Kelsey Bontrager, Amber Burch, Shaquala Butler,
Matthew Digsby, Saad Farooqi, Devin Harrigill, Cas-
sandra-I HiesSemantha, Hunter, Larry Jackson, Patrice

Devin Strong, Trenten Wise
Seventh grade Cherie Baggett, Shayn Baggett, Ju-
nicia Baker, Taylor Brantley-Curl, Tasheana Brown, Mor-
gan Davis, Eurica Engram, Audrey Eubanks, Montoya
Garrett, Byron Hall, Caroline Johnson, Jahnice Jones,
Dylan Kindell, Elizabeth Koonce, Ivy Martin, Sawyer
Maxwell, Travis Pittman, Jacy Richards, Ke'ondre Simp-
son, Alexandria Smith, Cameron Smith, Karis Smith,
Hayley Sumner, Joshua Williams
Eighth grade Ashley Adams, Jessica Collier, Staf-
ford Dawson, Kelby Durham, Hira Farooqi, Raleigh Fen-
nell, Erin Fowler, Brittany Griffin, John Jourdan, Rachael
King, Jason Money, Toneet Nickerson, James Sherrod,
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Calhoun Co. Chamber annual banquet scheduled March 23

Membership Meeting At
last Thursday's Chamber mem-
bership meeting, Kenny Griffin,
Business Services Director for
the Chipola Regional Workforce
Development Board, discussed a
new Workforce prograrn, "Prove
It." This software program is a
tool that is available,at the One
Stop Career Centers for job ap-
plicants and employers. Those
who wish to test their skills can
take online tests for over 150
types of jobs. Kenny empha-
sized that tax dollars pay for this
service and other services that
the Workforce offers, and that
employers should take advan-
tage of these services to enhance
their employment process.
The Chamber would like to
thank the members, who came
out in force, for the first mem-
bership meeting of the New Year.
As Chamber President Vicki
Montford emphasized, support
of the local business members
is vital to the Chamber, and she
encourages participation in the
FLOW committees to achieve
the Chamber's goals. As usual,
the Calhoun County Senior Citi-
zens Association prepared an
excellent lunch! Thank you to
Marilyn Russell and her staff!
Several new faces (and some
that we haven't seen recently)
were in attendance: the new
Postmaster for the Blountstown
U.S.P.S., Amy Burden; Don
Meyers, Florida Public Utilities;
David Berk, the hospital con-
sultant who is working to save
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital; Dar-
rin Wall, Gulf Power; Todd Mc-
Clellan, McClellan Chiropractic;
Ray & Ruth Weidner (retired re-
cently to Blountstown); Windy
Ring, Bailey Timber; Gil Mc-
Donald, Jackson Hewitt Tax
Services; Buster Alday, Alday
Insurance; and Harry Rogers,
Big River Cypress and Hard-
Plans for the Chamber's An-
nual Banquet, which is tenta-
tively scheduled for March 23,
were discussed. Anyone who
would like to donate prizes or
awards for the banquet is en-
couraged to contact the Cham-
ber via telephone (674-4519) or
e-mail: ccchamber@yahoo.com.
Stay tuned for details!

Guardian ad

Litem seeking

The Guardian ad Litem
Program is currently seeking
volunteers to represent the best
interest of abused and neglected
children in our community.
Volunteers are need in
Jackson, Calhoun, Holmes and
Washington Counties.
If you have a few hours a
month to help an abused child,
please call 482-9127, 674-2799,
or 638-6043.
Training begins soon!

Enterprise Zone Approved
- The Chamber recently re-
ceived notice from the Office of
the Governor / Office of Tour-
ism, Trade and Economic Devel-
opment that the Calhoun County
Enterprise Zone Re-designation
is approved. The effective date
of this designation is from Jan.
1, 2006 through Dec. 31, 2015.
As a result of this designation,
businesses and residents located
within the designated areas are
eligible for the financial incen-
tives offered by the state as well
as our local government.
The Chamber would like to
thank the Calhoun County Board
of Commissioners for support-
ing this re-designation with their
resolution dated Nov. 29, 2005.
We would also like to thank

all of the parties who contributed
to preparing the re-designation
application package, especially
Janice Watson of the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council (also
on the Chamber's Board of Di-
rectors), and Bridget M. Merrill,
Senior Director of Rural Devel-
opment for Enterprise Florida.
Main Street Workshop -
Angie Hill and Phillip Hill, of
Hill Communications and Merle
Norman, attended the Florida
Main Street workshop, "101
Training, the Basics of the Four-
Point Approach," in Auburndale,
on Jan. 23 and 24.
The local members are
looking, forward to hearing
about the workshop at the next
monthly meeting of Main Street
Blountstown (on Monday, Feb.

6), since this is the first work-
shop that members of Main
Street Blountstown have at-
tended since "reactivation" with
Florida Main Street.
Blountstown Revitalization
- If you haven't looked around
Blountstown lately, you're miss-
ing out! The old Piggly Wiggly
Store and adjacent buildings
in the downtown are gone! In
its place, Wakulla Bank will
construct a new bank, which
will feature the "Main Street
Blountstown" look with a brick
Across from that site, Swain's
Inc. General Store has down-
sized. On the same side of the
street, Hand Wholesale Enter-
prises has many additions to his
merchandise; Alamo Tavern is

open on Fridays and Saturdays.
and the Rivertown Antique Mall
has expanded its merchandise
from furniture and antiques to
jewelry. On Pear Street, Mr.
Santo's Furniture is open week-
days with an assortment of fur-
niture and knick-knacks, and the
exterior of the Diamond Corner
sports a new look. Across from
Advance Auto Parts on Highway
71, Roy's Oyster Bar is under
new management and has re-
modeled inside. At the entrance
to Sam Atkins Park at Highway
20, The Barn has an assortment
of gifts, flowers, and silk plants
with plans for a silk plant store
in the same building.

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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
Court's office it P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL

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-
misJi.-.r,ers hih is h,-eld in the Liberty
Courint, Counr,:.us Br Estol, FL 32321,
on February, 9 "00,) Trursday at 7 p.m.

The Board reserves the right to reject.
-any and all bids-. -.1.25


The City of Eristol will receiv.,e .sealed
bids for electrical work it be' d,r,ne or irie
cilv's severe lin siairons which includes
all parts and labor.-This work will be-com-
'pleted and paid for at the rate of one lift
siaion each monirl Accordingly, this is a
seen 7) monir, 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 marked
and should be subminete 0. Ciry of
Bristol,.P.O. Box 207, 12444 NW Virginia
G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321 no later
.than 5 p.m. tET) on Feb. 6,2006.

Sealed bids will be opened and read
aloud that same night, Feb. 6, 2006 at
6:30 p rn ai City Hall. 12444 NW Virginia
G. Weaver Si., Brisiol, FL during the reg-
ular City Council meeting.

For further information, please curnt'ci
Michael Wahlquist, Wastewater Opera-
tor at (850) 643-7272.. 1.1.25


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 NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on {name of Petitioner}
Crystal G. Hobby, whose address is 19098
NW379 CR, Bristol, FL32321 on orbefore
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 Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
maybe entered against you for the relief
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- 125


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 un.is at W.R Tolar K-8

The contractor shall visit the job site BE-
FORE submitting a normal bid. A diagram
of ins 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
De bonded. insured and have Worker's
Compersarior as required by Florida
Statues. Proof ol all insurance require-
ments must be presented BEFORE the
contrac,.t is lel; Ine Literry Courntv School
Board reserves the rigQa to reject anr/and
all bids. All workers must have a Level 2
. background clearance before-being al-
lowed to work onschool 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 Offide 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.- .-25

adding that a witness saw three
men run from the truck into the
When he arrived at the scene,
Swier called in the truck's tag
number"and found the vehicle
had not been reported stolen. He
noticed a phone number painted
on the side of the truck, which
was owned by River Parrish Oil
Company of Louisiana. After
the company was contacted,
Swier learned the truck was
stolen around 11:30 p.m. the
previous night but had not yet
been reported. The wreck left the
vehicle \% ith heavy damage to its
right side.
Tracking teams from Liberty
Correctional Institution, Calhoun
Correctional Institution and the
Blountstown Police Department
arrived at the scene to search for
the men. The Florida Highway
Patrol and Dept. of Transporta-
tion also assisted.
One of the men came back
out of the woods on his own
minutes after the crash, accord-
ing to Major Donnie Conyers.
The two prison tracking teams
caught up with the other two soon
afterwards. "Conditions were
perfect for tracking," Conyers
said, noting that an early morn-
ing rain had cleared the ground
for the three men to leave good,
fresh tracks. "The dogs hit the
track running," he said.
Ten minutes after they started
the search, Liberty Correctional's
dog team tracked down the sec-
ond man. Within 15 minutes of
putting their dogs out, Calhoun
Correctional's tracking team
located the third man. "It was
real, real quick," commented
Swier. '"The two tracking units
were outstanding."
N st d

Two of the suspects in the stolen truck are taken into custody after
the tracking dogs caught up with them Tuesday morning.

deputies they were heading for
the beach while another said they
were going to a relative's home to
pick up some tools.
The three taken into custody
were identified as Ted Edwards,
31, from the Kenner area of
Louisiana; James Wade Jr., 20,
of Blue Eye, Missouri; and Jesse
Sheridan, 19, of Branson, Mis-
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Charges of graid theft of a
motor vehicle are p. ending against
the three. Once rivestigators
establish who was driving, ad-
ditional traffic charges will be
They are being held at the
Liberty County Jail and are
scheduled io make their first ap-
pearance before a judge Wednes-
day morning.

Searching for ways to revitalize the hospital

During a meeting last Wednesday to guide Calhoun-Liberty Hospital toward a more viable
future, the hospital board talked with area representatives about what could be done to keep
the facility going and growing. The board is faced with two options; neither is good. The first
option is to keep the present provider number to maintain critical access status and keep
present hospital liabilities. The second option is to change provider numbers. That action will
probably cause a loss of the critical access designation, which in turn, will adversely affect the
fees charged under providers, such as Medicare and Medicaid. The board is continuing to
search for answers to keep the facility here to serve the community. Pictured from left to right:
Laddie Williams, Hospital Board chairman; Bobby Pickles, representing Rep. Allen Boyd; Dr.
Laban Bontrager, Hospital Board member; Rep. Marti Coley; Melissa Durham, representing
State Representative Al Lawson; Marilyn Russell, Hospital Board member; David Powers,
representing Gov. Jeb Bush and hospital administrator Ben Burnham.

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BRISTOL- Charles Thomas "Tommy" Kelsey,
48, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006 at Tal-
lahassee Memorial Hospital. He was born May 15,
1957 in Sanford and had lived in Bristol for the
past 18 years. He was a carpenter and was of the
Christian faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles
Kelsey and his grandmother, Ruby Harvell.
Survivors include his mother and dad, Vala Dean
and Don VanScoy of Miami; three sons, Christo-.
pher, Shawn and Daniel Kelsey of Sanford; two
brothers, Michael Kelsey and his wife, Evelyn of
Hollywood, Tim VanScoy and his wife, Carman of
Miami; two nephews, Robert VanScoy and Hunter
Kelsey; aunts and uncles, Eula and Mac Stanfill of
Pensacola, Irma Kidwell of Oklahoma City, OK, Pa-
tricia and Gary McGee of Bristol, Lou Ann Harvell
of Chattahoochee, and Sandra and Tommy Cook of
Blountstown; great aunts and uncles, Bernie Mor-
row of Havana, Johnnie Barber and Gordy Barber,
both of Bristol; faithful companion, Baxley; and
numerous cousins and friends. .
Services were held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in
Bristol. Interment followed in Rock Bluff Cemetery
in Rock Bluff.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA -- Mary B. Sewell, 96, passed away
Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
in Blountstown. She was born on Oct. 15, 1909 in
Altha and had lived there all her life. She retired
from the Altha School lunchroom with 12.years of
service. She was a member of the Altha Church of
God and was the oldest and last charter member.
Survivors include four sons, Harmon Sewell and
his wife, Robbie of Greensboro, William Earl Sewell
and his wife, Angelina.of the Red Oak Community,
Paul Sewell and his wife, Marlene of White City,
and Fate Sewell and his wife, Alice Ann of Altha;
four daughters, Eva Weston andcher husband, Gundy
of White City, Johnnie Maddox of Altha, Blondell
Morgan of Lynn Haven and Jewell Herring of the
Alliance Community; four brothers, Pete Baggett
of Dellwood, L.N. Baggett, Bill Baggett and Bobby
Baggett, all of Altha; four sisters, Irene Stanley,
Ninva Grooms and Sue Baggett, all of Altha and
Dot Bethel of the Alliance Community: well over
a 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-
Services were held Sunday. Jan.22. 2006 at Altha
Church of God in Altha with Rev. David Pleasant,
Rev. Jim McIntosh and Rev. Mark Todd officiating.
Interment followed in Chipola Cemetery in Altha.
Peavy.Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA- SSGT. Walter Potts, 90, passed away,
Thursday morning, Jan 19, 2006 at his residence.
Born on June 19, 1915 in Ashburn, GA; he lived in
Calhoun County for most of his life. A veteran of
World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam, he
was retired from the United States Air Force with
33 years.of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn
Potts; four sons, John, Floyd, Ellis and Roy Potts;
one daughter, Virginia Shelton.
Survivors include one daughter, Eleanor Boze-
man of Altha; one sister, Stella Mae Barwick of Yu-
lee; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, Jan 22,.2006 at the
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.-David Good-
man officiating. Interment followed in New Shiloh
Cemetery near Altha,
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
jch ;'^s-..2 _c_ '.,

STARKE Margie Brown Whitfield, 84,
passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 at Shands at
Alachua General Hospital following a long illness.
She was born in Graham on May 24, 1921 and
moved to Starke in 1989 from Tampa. She was of
the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Drew
Whitfield and son, Gary Whitfield.
Survivors include one son, Robert Whitfield of
Punta Gorta; one daughter, Debby Husted of Starke;
one brother D. 0. Brown of Lawtey; two sisters,
Frances Keene and Tommie Edison, both of Tampa;
five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Services were held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006 at
-Dewitt C. Jones Chapel with Rev. James Cowart
and Steve Manning officiating. Interment followed
in Chipola Cemetery in Altha.
Jones Funeral Home in Starke was in charge of
the arrangements.

BRISTOL Edsel Ralph Deason, 75, passed
away Saturday, January 21, 2006 in Blountstown.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Bristol and
was a retired Forest Ranger with the State Division
of Forestry. He was an avid sportsman and a jack
of all trades. In.his early years he excelled as an
athlete playing football for Liberty County High
School. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Ralph and Reba Deason and a sister, Norma Jean
Survivors include a son, Ronnie Deason
and his- wife, Lara of Bristol; a brother, Jerome
Bracewell of Bristol; two sisters, Sybil Holley of
Blountstown and Willowdean Huard of Bristol;
two grandchildren, Alissa and Daniel Deason of
Services were held Tuesday, January 24, 2006
from First Baptist Church in Bristol with Rev.
Victor Walsh officiating. Interment followed in
Mitchem Cemetery near Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the

CHATTAHOOCHEE Lula Hentz Atwater,
104, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2006 in Tallahas-
see. She was born at Lake Mystic in Liberty County
on June 2, 1901, the daughter of the late Robert and
Sally Hawkins Hentz.
Survivors include two daughters, MarthaA. Bass
of Quincy and Helen A. Wisenbaker of Coronado,
CA; one brother, George Hentz of Jacksonville; six
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
.Graveside services were held on Monday, Jan.
23, 2006 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was
in charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN Eugene Russell Nobles,
91, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2006 at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in Blountstown. He was
born in Albany, NY and had lived in Blountstown
since 1978 coming from Burley, Idaho. He was a re-
tired rental property manager and was a member of
the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marianna.
Survivors include his loving wife, Clara Nobles
of Blountstown; two sons, Neil Russell Nobels and
his wife, Nancy, and Nathan Robert Nobles, all of
Enbudo, NM; one daughter, Linda Basquez and her
husband, Don of Blountstown; 13 grandchildren,
16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grand-
Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006
at 2 p.m. (CT> at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with
Pastor Chuck Woods officiating. Interment will fol-
low in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan.
25 from p.m. until 7 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral
o teaymFuer .,omji ,-.unQtstown incharge ,
of the arrangements.' '.: ,x.*: -1.'.. .yi'gx-Q's'. rid

BLOUNTSTOWN AND QUINCY Russell Vickery Sr., 92,
passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. A native of Washington County,
he was a member of Cypress Creek Community Church. He also at-
tended Santa Clare Baptist Church in Quincy. He retired from Florida
State Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Fronie Owens Vickery of Quincy; four
sons, William A. Vickery and wife, Brenda of Sneads, Russell Vick-
ery Jr. and wife, Faye of Blountstown, George Owens Jr. of Quincy
and Tilman Owens of Tallahassee; four daughters, Bonnie Tindall of
Tallahassee, Margaret Freeland and husband, Thomas of Tallahassee,
Sara 0. Buckley and Christine Fason, both of Quincy; two brothers,
Ivan and Early Vickery; one sister, Iris Bauldree; seven grandchildren,
nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at Cypress Creek
Community Church in Alford. Interment followed in the church
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the ar-

WESTCHESTER, IL Ronald Phillips, 50, passed away Friday,
Jan. 20, 2006 at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL. He was a former
resident of Altha and was born in Wewahitchka. He was a foreman for
an asphalt paving company and was a member of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Allie and Lon-
nie Phillips and a brother, Nig Phillips.
Survivors include his loving wife, Teri Phillips of Westchester,
IL; one son, Eric Phillips of Wheaton, IL; one daughter, Diana Phil-
lips of Joliet, IL; two brothers, R. L. Phillips and his wife, Bobbie
of Altha, J. C. Phillips and his wife, Melody of Prattville, AL; two
sisters, Rochelle Creamer and her husband, Broward of Fernandina
Beach and Margie Barfield and her husband, Vernie of Altha; and one
granddaughter, Hailey Phillips of Joliet, IL.
Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at 1 p.m. (CT)
at Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarksville. Interment will follow
in Poplar Head Cemetery in Clarksville. The family will receive
friends Friday, Jan. 27 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrange-

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Colors are the smiles of nature. When they are ex-
tremely smiling, and break forth into other beauty
besides, they are her laughs, as in the flowers.
Leigh Hunt

Lawns need care during the winter

One thing that's predictable
about the weather in January is
that it is unpredictable. Cycles
of moderate temperatures, rain
and cold fronts are common.
Even though most of our lawns
have gone dormant, some care
is needed especially to prevent
stress from the constantly chang-
ing weather.
Because most of our warm-
season grasses have poor cold
tolerance, it's important to con-
tinue to take care of your grass
during its dormancy. Injury to
our warm-season turfgrass often
occurs when temperatures drop
below 20 degrees F. In general,
major winter injury to turfgrass
is caused by tissue desiccation,
direct low-temperature kill, dis-
eases or effects of too much traf-
Unfortunately, it's not until
spring that we see the effects
of low-temperature stress. The
most frequent problem we en-


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by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

counter is a "dead spot" in the
lawn. Spring dead spots are
common. They can be caused
by several factors and are very
difficult to diagnosis correctly.
The cause for spring dead spots
can be due to low-temperature
stress or lack of maintenance
during the winter. One of the
most important things to do dur-
ing the dormancy period is to
water correctly.
Any time one of the quick
moving cold fronts comes
through our area, consider irri-
gating the lawn. One of the more
common reasons for grass to ex-
perience winter kill is severe des-
iccation. This can occur when a
front moves through that has lit-
tle moisture in it. When such a
weather front is predicted, water

long enough to deliver one-half
inch of water at least twenty-
four hours before the front.
Irrigation is also important
when temperatures are predicted
to dip dramatically. When tem-
peratures are expected into the
20's, it is wise to irrigate the
day before the sudden drop in
temperature. A day full of sun
on moist soils allows for extra
warming at the roots and soil
surface prior to the cold snap.
This benefits grass roots by re-
ducing the time the soil will be
very cold.
At the time of a hard freeze,
moisture in the soil benefits the
grass in another way as well. If
ice crystals start to form in the
soil air spaces, and there is not
enough moisture present, the
grass roots will actually give up
their moisture to the ice crystals.
This is another type of root des-
Grass roots continue to grow
during our mild winters along
the Gulf Coast and therefore
should continue to receive water.
From the time the grass growth
significantly slows in the fall
until the time it begins to grow
in the spring, approximately
mid-November until the end of
February, be sure that the grass
receives water. In the absence of
sufficient rainfall, irrigate every
seven to ten days.
On the other hand, too much
water during the winter can also
be a problem. During cooler
temperatures, grass root growth
slows down. However, the roots
of many moisture-loving weeds
(such as dollarweed) are stimu-
lated by excessive moisture.
Many weeds continue to grow
during the winter when gener-
ous amounts of water are ap-
plied. These troublesome weeds
can quickly out-compete the
grass for root dominance. When
the weather warms, the weeds
will "explode" into rapid growth
while the grass slowly comes out
of its dormancy.
Theresa Friday is the Residen-
tial Horticulture Extension Agent
for Santa Rosa County. The use of
trade names, if used in this article,
is solely for the purpose of provid-
ing specific information. It is not a
guarantee, warranty, or endorse-
ment of the product name(s) and
does not signify that they are ap-
proved to the exclusion of others.

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Ruger 10/22 with Simmons 3 x 9
scope, $200; Savage bolt action 22,
$100. Call 674-1617. 1-25,2-1

Trampoline, very good condition,
needs new mat, $100; Eddie Bauer
white bassinet with wood trim, $75;
newborn Graco car seat with base,
denim with pink flowers, $50; Fisher
Price take along swing, $20. Call
379-8409. 1-25, 2-1

WhiteWestinghousefridge, three
months old, still under warranty,
$250; large parrot cage, $65; king
size mattress, $100. Call 643-3979
or 643-5917. 1-25, 2-1

Jet 1 electric wheelchair, excellent
condition, used very little, $1,300 .
Call 674-6817. 1-25,2-1

Yamaha tiller, 30 hp, long shaft til-
ler steer, electric start, $1,600. Call
643-5650, evenings. 1-25,2-1

Double recliner, green leather;
sofa with queen size hide-a-bed,
both excellent condition. Call 643-
3947. 1-25,2-1

Baby bassinet, two of them, $20
each; Texas Hold'em game, hooks
uptoTV, upto sixplayers, new, $25.
Call 643-5828. 1-25,2-1

Mac toolbox, large sized complete
with set of hand tools and some air
tools, $5,000. Call 674-5669.
1-25, 2-1

Metal cabinets, threefor $25; two 4
x 4 cabinets with two drawers, $45.
Call 674-3264. 1-25,2-1

200 amp power pole, located in
Fountain. Call 850-722-8750.
1-25, 2-1

Bestway storage building, 12 x
20, four windows and extra wide
door, wired for electricity, built in
tables, three years old, $7,000 new,
asking $2,500 or best offer. Call
762-3479.. 1-25, 2-1

Mower, five ft., $300; liftpole, three
point hitch, $75; 300 lb. fertilizerwith
three point hitch, $250; tiller with
three point hitch, $50; five ft. tiller
with three point hitch, $1,000; 24 ft.
fridge with icemaker, $100; 30 inch
gas range, $50; dryer,; $50; 30,000
BTU gas heater, $25; 24,000 BTU
A/C, $50; drop-in range wall oven,
$25. Call 762-3342. 1-25,2-1

Sleeper sofa, multi-color brown;
two recliners, light brown, like new
condition. Call 627-8287.
1-25, 2-1

Electric motorcycle, brand new,
comes with charger, paid $1,500
asking $750; utility trailer, brand
new, paid $675 asking $450; Cadet
riding mower, 42-inch cut, 181/2 hp,
only 42 hours used, $1,350 or best
offer; Ensure milk, $20 per case;
pecans on halves. Call 762-9698.

Kimball organ, two keyboards,
comes with foot pedals, make offer.
Call 379-3206. 1-25,2-1

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 w
queen size without mattre
box springs. Must see to a
ate, asking $450 or best of
Ponderosa swimming p
ft., above ground, free d
needs installation, $1,00
Interior doors, solid, double
two sets of 6/0 x 6/8, new
installed. Call 379-8539, I

Dale Jarrett racing jack
XL youth, like new, $30. C
"Little People"farm, barn a
animals, $10. Call 674-832

Prom dress, black and wl
gown type dress, resized
matching black gloves, wor
paid $450, asking $200. C
XBOX, with four controllers
ory card and 12 games. C

Old casino token collection
old foreign coin collection
old wheat pennies, $500; s
quarters, $300. Call 643-2(

Metal file cabinet, four d
$15; old horse saddle, $7
chair; walker; crutches. C
.Storage shed, 12 x 20,
Call 674-4875 or 643-8662

Swimming pool, 27 ft., 54
deep, needs liner and will
be taken down by buyer. C
Lark riding scooter, brar
Call 762-8831.
Kerosene heaters, two av
will need wicks, $25 eaci
electric heater, $10, Ca
Entertainment center, o
old, $50. Call 643-5818.

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

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Hammock, two person style with
metal stand, $40. Call 643-5818.
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Les Paul electric guitar, custom,
Peavey amp included, $200. Call
567-1078. 1-18,1-25

GE washing machine, $100; GE
dryer, $85. Call 643-2431.

1991 Nissan Sentra, good condi-
tion, sunroof, newtires, needs motor
or can be used for parts, make offer.
Call 643-2661. 1-25,2-1

nd farm 1990 Pontiac, four-door, runt
20. body in good condition, $1,0C
1-18,1-25 674-3913.
white ball Procomp tires, 16-inch
I to 12, 33/12.50, set of four on 1
rn once, aluminum wheels, like new,
all 674- at a good price; aluminum t(
1-18,1-25 for full size pickup truck, sin
s, mem- deepbottom, likebrandnew,
all 643- at a good price. Call 379-95
1-18, 1-25
1992 Ford Thunderbird,
in, $600; condition with newalternator,
1, $500; and battery, as is $350. Ca
et of old 3532.
1-18,1-25, 1997 Dodge-Intrepid, four
high mileage, runs great, A/C
Irawers, FM/AM cassette, keyless
5; potty anti-theft, $3,500 or best offi
all 643- 237-2144.
1-18, 1-25
$2,200. 2002 Chevy truck, 4WD, ex
S cab, LS package, Nerf bar
Rhino lining, 57,000 miles, $1
Call 379-8539.
4 inches
have to 2001 Volvo S40, 81,200
;all 762- leather, sunroof, 32 mpg., $
1-18,1-25 or best offer. Call 643-1064
nd new.
1-18,1-25 1995 Ford Escort wagon,
original miles, $3,500. Ca
available, 8336. 1
h; small
ill 674- 1993 LincolnTown Car, fou
1-18,1-25. 86,000 original miles, rur
looks" great, $2,500 or bes
ne year Call 762-8459.
1-1,1-251990 Ford Ranger with c
ng coax shell, 48,000 original miles,
or best offer. Call 762-8459

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1966 Chevy truck, new motor,
looks and runs great, was $3,000,
reduced to $2,000 or best offer. Call
762-8459. 1-18,1-25

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

1982 Mercedes 300 DL, runs great,
looks good, $2,900 or best offer.
Call 674-3872. 1-18,1-25

1988 Ford Ranger, five-speed
transmission, $750. Call 567-
1078. 1-18,1-25

1997Z71 Chevy, regular cab, 4WD,
A/C, heat and CD player, $4,000 or
best offer. Call 556-8776.
1-18, 1-25

1988 Dodge, 4WD, $1,000. Call
762-3723. 1-18,1-25

1-25,2-1 1996 John Deere Excavator,
good condition, $40,000. Call 762-
good 8387., 1-18,1-25
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r door,
, heat, Honda Four Trax, four wheeler,
entry, never been off road, perfect condi-
er. Call tion. Call 674-3872. 1-18, 1-25

2002 Kawasaki 800 Vulcan, 9,000
tended miles, windshield, saddle bags, new
s, new tires, $4,000. Call 643-2344 or694-
8,000. 4100. 1-18,1-25
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Nolen motorcycle helmet, DOT
miles, approved, size medium, red with
11,000 silver and black trim, $50. Call 379-
or 643- 8512. 1-18,1-25
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good condition with A/C and heat,
irdoor, $2,200 firm. Call 762-2090, leave
is and message. Serious enquiries only
t offer. please. 1-18,1-25
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$3,000 Steury boat and trailer, 22 ft.,
L needs a motor. Call 762-8831.





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Free tax preparation, filing now available to eligible Big Bend

residents with focus on claiming Earned Income Tax Credit

preparation and filing by IRS-cer-
tified volunteer preparers is avail-
able to residents in all Big Bend
counties with a household income
of $40,000 or less as part of the

B.E.S.T. (Believe, Earn, Save,
Thrive) Project.
As part of these free tax servic-
es, the electronic-filing aims to get
the refunds back to the taxpayer
within 10 business days or fewer

from the filing date.
"Currently, our efforts are
geared toward helping low-to-
moderate-income people with tax
preparation, electronic-filing and
getting them a maximum refund,"

said Ken Armstrong, United Way
of the Big Bend (UWBB) presi-
dent. "This Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance Program's slogan is
'You've earned it, keep it!', and
that's exactly what it is designed

T C H- E J R

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.

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. 1-4 T.1-25

White English/Bull Mastiff pup-
pies, shots, two males, one female
left, $100 each. Call 379-3505.
1-25, 2-1

Free. puppies to good home,
mother is white English mix, eight
weeks old, all males. Call 762-
9386. 1 -25, 2-1

Free puppies to good home, eight
to 10 weeks old, black and white,
very cute. Call 643-2661.

Chocolate lab, one-year-old fe-
male, very pretty and gentle,, loves
children, needs loving home and a
big yard. Call 643-2541. 1-25, 2-.1
Colby Pit, 1 1/2-year-old female,
free., to good home. Call 643-
4330. 1-25, 2-1

German shepard pulppy free to
good home, black and tan, large
dog, good with kids 'and other
animals, wormed and shots. Call
674-3532. 1-25, 2-1

6 piece bedroom set. New in
boxes, must sell $550. Can
deliver, 850-222-2113. .

BED *A QUEEN Double Pillow
Top Mattress Set. New in plastic
with warranty. Sacrifice $149, can
deliver. 850-222-7783.

Bed New King 3 piece pillow
top mattress set with warranty,
still in plastic, can deliver $295.

bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
nightstands. ALL WOOD, retail
$5,200. Sacrifice $1650. 850-

Couch and Loveseat. Brand
new, never used. $500. 850-

Cherry Sleigh Bed Never used,
still in box. Retail $600, sacrifice
$275. 850-222-7783.

Dining Room Set, Formal table,
chairs, hutch/lbuffet. All new in
boxes, sacrifice $850. "850-545-
7112. ..

Mattress NEW FULL SET 'still
in plastic with warranty, $99. 850-
222-9879 '

LEATIHER sofa and loveseat:
Blfand nq&w sti,-wra pped. can
Sde.ver- ^' : 0-'-_2 i13.

Quaker parrot,,seven months old,
talks, friendly with kids, loves to be
held and played with, asking $200
which includes cage, toys and food.
Call 643-2006. 1-25, 2-1

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

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. $5.0 Or..best offer.
Call 674-8320. 1-18,1-25

Parakeets, two with fourft. cylinder
cage, $40 or best offer. Call 674-
8320. 1-18,1-25

Shar-Pei and Pit mix, 2 1/2-year-
old male; blonde red rose 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.

Furs: Buying quality
bobcat, otter, beaver,
skunk & large racoon furs.
Call 643-1288.
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Real Estate

10 to 1,000 acres,

reasonably priced.

Immediate closing.

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(850) 544-544tr
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Deer dogs, 1/2 beagle and 1/2
walker. Call 643-5827. 1-18, 1-25

Lost: Gold Seiko ladies watch dur-
ing the parade, can identify. Call
643-5701. 1-25,2-1
Lost: Brindle color male Pekingese,
answers to "Chewy", about eight
years old, crippled in back, lost in the
vicinity of Burlington Rd. in Hosford.
Call 379-8817. 1-25, 2-1

Lost: White male Walker, lost near
RiverStyx. Has a camouflage track-
ing collar on and a regular collar. If
seen orfound, 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 or544-5440, day or night.
$100 reward for his return.
1-18, 1-25
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

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
three bedroom home for rent or rent
to own in Bristol area with heating

for sale, $25.
Call 643-3825.

for sale
10-acre blocks located
near Florida River..
-starting at

7,500 per acre.-,

City lots for sale. -,
J.O. Williams :;
Realtor : -.
Les Brown
Associate -
Call 643-1566, .
for more.IIWqaftlf

and air. Character and financial ref-
erences available. Call 643-4943.
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

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

50 acres in Altha, $265,000; 28
acres in Altha, $135,000; 5 acres
in Altha, $43,500. Call 762-8185 or
653-5597. 1-25, 2-1

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

latest we can accept classi-
fieds for the following week's
Journal. Please be sure to
call in, drop off, fax or email
your information by then. (But
we really appreciate it when
ads are turned in by 6 p.m.

House in Lowery,
two bedroom
and one bath.
For more information,
call 627-8287, if
no answer, please
leave a message.

to do."
Interested Big Bend residents
simply need to dial 2-1-1 to get
the scoop on tax-preparation loca-
tions, dates and times, as well as
what they need to bring with them
to the tax site.
Another goal of this tax service
is to bring a portion of the $5 mil-
lion in unclaimed Earned Income
Tax Credits (EITC) to Big Bend
citizens who have earned them,
Armstrong said. The EITC could
be worth up to $4,400 for a quali-
fied taxpayer, and unclaimed EI-
TCs can still be claimed for up to
two years back. The goal of this
phase of the B.E.S.T. Project is to
increase the number of free EITC
returns to low-to-moderate-income
taxpayers at Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) sites through-
out the Big Bend. The Big Bend
community would also experience
a stimulated economy through the
millions of extra dollars brought in
and reinvested through these EITC
"We won't be satisfied until
people are made aware of the ben-
efit of the EITC," said John Marks,
City of Tallahassee Mayor. "I don't
think enough of our citizens take
advantage of it. We want to make
sure this windfall is collected. The
City of Tallahassee, United Way of
the Big Bend and its partners are
committed to helping citizens get
and keep what is theirs."
To claim the EITC, taxpayers
must meet the following rules:
*Must have earned income
*Must have a valid Social Secu-
rity Number
*Investment income is limited
to $2,700
*Filing status can't be "married
filing separately"
*Must be a U.S. citizen or resi-
dent alien all year
*Cannot be the dependent of an-
other person
*Cannot file Form 2555 or
2555-EZ (related to foreign earned
*If not claiming a child, you
must be between the ages of 25 and
65 to claim EITC
You -need to have worked and
have earned income less than:
*$11,750 ($13,750 if married
filing jointly) if there is no qualify-
ing chikl
S$31,030 ($33,030 if married
filing jointly) if there is one quali-
fying child
'$35,263 ($37,263 if married
filing jointly) if there is more than
one qualifying child
Qualifying child criteria:
the child must meet the relation-
ship, age and residency tests.
Common errors to avoid in-
*Taxpayers claim a child who is
not a qualifying child
*Married taxpayers who should
file as married filing separately
instead file as single or head of
*Income-reporting errors
*Taxpayers. or qualifying chil-
dren with incorrect Social Security
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Prepaid college open enrollment period ends Jan. 31

31 is the last day of this year's
open enrollment period for the
Florida Prepaid College Plan.
Why is this date so important?
It is the last day that parents
and grandparents can lock in the
current Prepaid Plan prices and
avoid paying increased tuition
costs in. the future. By enrolling
today, families not only get the
peace-of-mind that comes with
the guarantee offered by the
State of Florida, but a financial
strategy that could save them
thousands of dollars in years to
According to Ernst & Young,
the Florida Prepaid College
Board's actuarial consulting
firm, when today's newborns
enter college 18 years from now,
the cost of a 4-year education
at a Florida public university
(including tuition, local fees
and dormitory housing) will be
approximately $93,628. With
the Florida Prepaid College Plan,
today a family can purchase 4
years of tuition, local fees and
dormitory housing at a Florida
public university for a newborn
for approximately $28,191, if
made in a lump-sum payment,
and save more than $65,000*.
"The Prepaid College Plan
provides Florida families with
an affordable means to save for
their children's future college
expenses," states Tom Wallace,
Executive Director of the
Florida Prepaid College Board.
"Families can save hundreds
- if not thousands of dollars
by locking in the prices now
and avoid paying higher fees
in the future. If families were
ever considering college for.
their children, now is the time
to enroll in the Prepaid College
The Prepaid College Plan is
financially guaranteed by the
State of Florida, making it a safe
and affordable way to save for
college. This year, tuition plan
prices start as low as $24 a month
for the two-year community
college plan and $79 a. month
for the four-year. university
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age of the child enrolled. Once
registered, the plan payments are
fixed and never increase. Sign
up now and your first payment is
not due until April 2006.
When the child is ready for
college, the program covers

the actual cost at any Florida
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college, or the value of the plan
may be transferred to most
private colleges in Florida, select
technical schools and most out-
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guardian must be a Florida
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even businesses, can purchase a
Don't let another year go
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POSITION AVAILABLE: Plant Operations Manager (full-
time position)
REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED, driver's
license, Social Security card and must pass the background
investigation and drug test.
JOB DUTIES: Safety and sanitation, preventative and cor-
rective maintenance of the facility, including carpentry/HVAC/
plumbing, lawn maintenance, etc.
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Applicants must hold a current driver's license and have
a good driving record. Driving and spraying for mosqui-
toes will be during evening hours. Working hours will be
on an "as needed" basis, less time during winter months
and more during spring and summer. Pay rate is $9.50
per hour. Liberty County Mosquito Control Department
is a drug-free work environment and an equal opportunity

SApplications may be picked up and returned at the Liberty
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the next scheduled County Commissioners meeting held
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If you have any further questions, please contact Stephen
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16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
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The following positions are avail-
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field of counseling, social work, psychology or a related
Human Services field and two years of professional ex-
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Gallagher renews call for insurance reforms

an address before theWindermere
Rotary Club'on Jan. 17, Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom
Gallagher renewed his call for
solutions to strengthen Florida's
property insurance market.
Last year, in the wake of
two unprecedented hurricane
seasons, Gallagher proposed
a comprehensive insurance

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time and a monumental effort,
but Florida's winter tomato
harvest -- which was delayed
by Hurricane Wilma -- is now in
full swing.
"For the past three months,
Florida's farmers have
been digging out from the
devastation caused by Hurricane
Wilma," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles- H.
Bronson said. "They rebuilt and
replanted, and vowed that fresh
Florida fruits and vegetables
would be available again soon.

reform plan to better protect
homeowners. This session, he
is also asking the Legislature
to consider reforms to Citizens
Property Insurance Corp., the
state's insurer of last resort,
which he believes are critical to
improving coverage options for
"Eight catastrophic storms
in 15 months have caused

more than $32 billion in
insured damages, and Florida
homeowners are bearing the
brunt of this burden," Gallagher
said. "The comprehensive
approach I am offering provides
the solutions our state needs to
protect consumers and to prevent
an insurance market meltdown."
Since first announcing
his plan last November,

are up, so prices should go down

They overcame staggering odds
to get back on their feet and are
now bringing in the crops they
Hurricane Wilma caused
a temporary limited supply
of tomatoes. As a result,
retail grocery prices for fresh
tomatoes have hovered around
$4 per pound in recent weeks,
and some restaurants removed
tomatoes from meals altogether
or provided them only upon
special request.
Bronson is urging grocery
wholesalers, retailers and food

service operations to quickly
respond to pent-up consumer-
demand for Florida tomatoes
by returning them to grocery
shelves and menus at prices that
reflect recent declines.
"Supply is up and retail prices
should fall accordingly," Bronson
said. "I'm asking wholesalers,
retailers and restaurants to offers
tomatoes at fair and reasonable
prices. The shortage is ending,
quality. is improving and prices
are falling -- and consumers
should be benefiting from these
developments now."

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Gallagher's comprehensive
insurance proposal has received
support from elected officials,
industry experts, and consumer
As part of his proposal,
to earmark the increase in
sales tax revenue collected
during hurricane recovery to
help offset assessments against
"Providing rate-relief to
Floridians through use of surplus
sales tax revenue should be our
state's first legislative priority.
Florida's families should not be
taxed twice," Gallagher said.
Other solutions being
advocated by Gallagher include:
creation of a national
Catastrophe Fund,
allowing tax-deferred
catastrophe reserves for
insurance companies,
standardizing Florida's
building codes statewide, and,
creating federal tax-free
Catastrophic Savings Accounts.
As part of his comprehensive

approach, Gallagher is also
advocating reforms of Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation,
including capping coverage
of homes at $1 million or
less, reallocating a portion of
mitigation dollars provided
through the Florida Hurricane
Catastrophe Fund to retrofit older
homes now trapped in Citizens,
and requiring the Office of
Insurance Regulation to evaluate
the success of Citizens' Market
Assistance Program and take-
out programs, followed with
an annual report to the Florida
Gallagher, whose office
is investigating fraud
involving Citizens, also
said that stricter oversight
and greater accountability
were needed at Citizens and
other quasi-governmental
insurers. Gallagher, who made
recommendations at a Cabinet
meeting last year, is calling
again for reforms to improve
transparency and accountability
at Citizens, including:
requiring Citizens
employees to adhere to the same
code of ethics as public officers/
establishing an' inspector
general within Cinzens to
conduct internal investigations,
Requiring staff of quasi-
governmental insurers: to
provide notification to their
respective boards for any
financial transactions in excess
of' $10,000 (consultant fees,
advisors, vendors),
requiring a background
check for all executive officers
and executive staff of quasi-
governmental insurers,
requiring the Division of
Insurance Fraud within the
Department of Financial Services
to be notified within 48 hours
of any suspected -fraud and/or
compromise of public trust by a
quasi-governmental employee.
"Citizens Property Insurance
Corporation should be
transparent and accountable for
its financial performance, and its
ethical performance," Gallagher
said. "Too many Floridians are
counting on Citizens for their
homeowners insurance, and they
deserve nothing less."
Since last year, the Department
of Financial Services has
assisted more than .-600,000,
Floridians with questions and
requests for help after the
hurricanes. The Department has
advocated on behalf of nearly
61,000 consumers struggling
with their insurance companies.
Eighty-eight percent of those
complaints were resolved in
favor of consumers, a total of
54,000 families helped.
As a statewide elected officer of
the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial
Officer Tom Gallagher oversees the
Department of Fihancial Services, a
multi-division state. agency responsible
for management, of .state funds
and unclaimed property, assisting
consumers who request information and
help related to financial services, and
investigating financial fraud. Gallagher
'also serves as theState Fire Marshal.
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