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Hunters to get more public hunting land
In Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) recently passed rules adding two new wildlife
management areas to Florida's public hunting system for the 2006-
07 season.
The two new areas are Wakulla and Lafayette Creek wildlife
management areas, both in the Northwest Region.
Wakulla is 4,045 acres, situated in northern Wakulla County,
adjacent to Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. The
landowner of the property is the Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry, and it is part of the
Wakulla State Forest.
The Lafayette Creek area is in Walton County and is a 3,160-acre
tract east of Eglin Air Force Base. The Northwest Florida Water
Management District is the landowner.
Beginning the 2006-07 hunting season, both areas will have open
seasons for archery, small game and spring turkey. Camping will
be allowed by permit from the landowner; vehicles may operate
on named or numbered roads; and hunters may use bird dogs and
retrievers during the small-game season. All-terrain vehicles will be
prohibited on both areas.
The Wakulla area also will have a special archery/muzzleloading
gun season, and fishing and frogging will be legal year-round.
The Lafayette Creek Wildlife Management Area will have
additional hunting opportunities as well, including a muzzleloading
gun season, general gun season and the first family-hunt offered in
the Northwest Region. Fishing and other recreational activities also
will be permitted in the daytime during non-hunting periods.
"We're grateful to our partners like the Division of Forestry and
water management districts for helping contribute properties to our
public hunting lands," said Nick Wiley, director of FWC's Division
of Hunting and Game Management. "Florida has more than 5.5
million acres of public hunting lands, giving us one of the largest
wildlife management area systems in the nation."
F' Formore' information- about Florida's public hunting- lands and
/complete rules for each area, visit MyFWC.com/hunting.



Liberty Co.awarded Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds
Liberty County has been cho- to hditribqte funds appropriately of the program. organization, they must have Program funds must contact Lei-
sen to receive $6,338 to supple- by Congress'to help expand the Under the terms of the grant a voluntary board. Qualifying da Shiver, P.O. Box730, Bristol,
ment emergency food and shelter capacity of food and shelter pro- from the National Board, local agencies are urged to apply. FL 32321 or call 643-5690 for
programs in the county grams in high-need areas around agencies chosen to receive funds Liberty County has distributed an application. The deadline for
The selection was made by a the country. must: Emergency Food and Shelter applications to be received is
National Board that is chaired by A local board will determine *Be private voluntary non- funds previously with Liberty Feb. 22.

Federal Emergency Management
Agency and consists of represen-
tatives from the Salvation Army,
American Red Cross, United
Jewish Communities, Catholic
Charities USA, National Council
of the Churches of Christ in the
USA and United Way of Ameri-
ca. The local board was charged

from the USDA Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service is
proud to announce that Liberty
County resident Eva Moore,
manager of the Florida Fire Co-
ordination Center, was one of
the individuals honored by Gale
Norton, Secretary of the Interi-
or, during a ceremony that took
place on Jan. 25. The purpose
of the event was Jo recognize
exceptional efforts of federal
employees during the response
and recovery of the Gulf Coast
region after last year's hurri-
cane season.
During its 100 year history.
the Forest Service has earned a
reputation for providing effec-
tive and efficient disaster sup-
port. As the primary agency for
the emergency firefighting sup-
port function in the National
Response Plan, when the call to
action arises Forest Service em-
:ployees are quick to respond,
The situation in the Gulf was
no exception.
Eva responded to the call as.
a member of the Office of Wild-
land Fire Coordination. She
joined fellow firefighters from

how funds awarded to Lib-
erty County are to be distributed
among the emergency food and
shelter programs run by local
service agencies in the area. The
local board is responsible for rec-
ommending agencies to receive
these funds and any additional
funds available under this phase

other federal, state and local
agencies to provide the back-
bone of the emergency manage-
ment response.
In fact many Forest Service
employees took an active role,
supporting three base camps as
well as a staging area. The base
camp supported NASA employ-
ees, Army Corps of Engineers,
National Guard, U.S. Navy,
various county and state assets
from Florida, Mississippi and
Texas. Urban Search and Res-
cue Teams and FEMA. At the
staging area, one of the largest
air operations in the storm-af-
fected region, crews unloaded,
refueled and stored 10 to 12
Boeing-747 planeloads of com-
modities daily. The four camps
served up to 13,000 meals in
one day.
Eva Moore and numerous
colleagues who took part in the
recovery are applauded for their
generous spirit and willingness
to lend a hand. The Gulf Coast
recovery efforts are just another
example of the United States
Forest Service's dedication to
serving the people.

profits or units of government,
*Have an accounting system,
*Practice non-discrimination,
*Have demonstrated the capa-
bility to deliver emergency food
and or shelter programs, and
*If they are a private voluntary

County Senior Citizens As-
sociation Inc. This agency was
responsible for providing 2,048
Public or private voluntary
agencies interested in applying
for Emergency Food and Shelter

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Free redbud trees for planting

from theNational
Arbor Day Foundation
Ten free American redbud
trees will be given to each per-
son from Florida who joins the
National Arbor Day Foundation
during the month of February.
The free trees are part of the
non-profit Foundation's Trees
for America campaign.
"Redbuds. will- add lasting,
beauty to homes across Florida"
said John Rosenow, Arbor Day
Foundation president. "They of-
fer clusters of rosy pink flowers
in spring, dark green summer
leaves turning to yellow in the
fall and'spreading graceful form
throughout the year. They'll
also add to the proud heritage
of Florida's 119 Tree City USA
communities. For three decades
Tree City USA has supported
community forestry across Flor-
ida, nd planting these lovely-

redbUds will add to this impor-
tant tree-planting tradition."
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the right time for
planting between March 1 and
May 31 with enclosed planting
instructions. The 6- to 12-inch
trees are guaranteed to grow,
or they will be replaced free of
* Members also receive a sub-
scription to the Foundation's
colorful bi-monthly publica-
tion, Arbor Day, and the Tree
Book with information about
tree planting and care.
To become a member of the
Foundation and receive the free
trees, send a $10 contribution to
Ten Free Redbud Trees, Nation-
al Arbor Day Foundation, 100
Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City,
NE 68410, by Feb. 28, 2006,
or join oine at www.arborday.
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Sweethearts' category of the 2006 Miss winner Courtney Bybee, right, and puckers up after mom applies a fresh coat of red lipstick before she
Calhoun County Sweetheart Pageant. runner-up Candace Connelly. takes to the stage. PHOTOS BY KRISTEN BATEMAN

Courtney Bybee crowned "Miss Calhoun

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with first runner-up Madison Taylor Rowe and second runner-up Pageant held at the Blountstown High School auditorium. This was the sixth year for the event,
Hulya Reisoglu. which is a fundraiser for the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association. The money raised is
used for matching grants. The winners are shown above and include Courtney Bybee who was.
named Miss Calhoun County Sweetheart; Kayla Brooke Yon, Teen Miss Sweetheart; TracyLynn
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'This is America' patriotic musical Thurs., Feb. 16

by Sarah Shelton
The fourth and fifth
grade students would like to
invite everyone to the two
performances of their, patriotic
musical, "This isAmerica."Both
performances will be Thursday,
February 16. There will be a 10
a.m. performance for students
and a later performance at 7
p.m. for family and friends.
Both will be in the gym.
In addition to "This is
America", Mrs. Smith's
kindergarten and first grade
music classes will be performing
their musical entitled, "Go Fish"
on March 31.
The high school chorus
will have auditions for their
upcoming spring musical,
"You're A Good Man, Charlie
Brown", early next week.
John Baumer, a student from
Altha School, recently had the
opportunity to participate in
the Florida All-State Chorus
in early January. These choirs
are composed of only the
best musicians in the state.
There were four different high
school choirs at this event:
the All-State Women's, Mixed,
Sight Reading and the All-State
Men's Choir. John participated
in the All-State Men's Choir.
While he was in Tampa, John
had extensive daily rehearsals,
some of which lasted up to four
hours in length.
Furthermore, they had only
three days to practice as a chorus.
Their performance pieces
included "The Awakening",
"Praise Him", and the inspiring
"Prayer of the Children." John
thoroughly enjoyed learning
new techniques, meeting new
people, and having a musical
experience he won't soon
The Altha Student Council
would like to thank the follow-
ing businesses, organizations
and individuals who helped
make Altha Public School's
Homecoming 2006 such a great


Feb.15 County-wide spelling bee at W.T. Neal Civic
Feb 16 Sr. Beta Spring Meeting; 4-5th grade program
'This is America" 10 a.m and 7 p.m. in the gym; B-town
M.S., Home, 2 p.m. softball; FCCLA Proficiency Events
Feb. 17 Senior Shadow Day; Sneads, Home, 3:30
p.m. softball
Feb. 18 PSJ Tourney T.B.A., softball
Feb. 20 Progress reports
Feb. 21 Cap and Gown Pictures; Club Day; FCCLA
Proficiency Events; Hosford M.S., Away 3 p.m.,softball
Feb. 22 Spring pictures, two poses; B-town, Home,
3 p.m., softball
Feb. 23 Wewa, 3:30 p.m., Home softball
Feb. 24 B-Town M.S. softball, Throssel Lang/Lit
Festival at Chipola
Feb. 27 FCAT retakes
Feb. 28 FCAT Reading, Math, Science
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*The elegant tuxes and acces-
sories worn by male attendants
were generously furnished free
of charge by Black Tie Formal,
Wear in Panama City.
*The Diamond Corner of
Blountstown for donating the
Queen's Crown.
*Rhochelle's of Blountstown
for donating the Prince/Prin-
cess Trophies as well as the
King/Prince Medallions and for
assistance with the cost of our
King and Queen trophies.
*Jack and Janice Weiler of
Blountstown for the loan of the
vehicle for the parade marshal.
*Buddy Alday and Jack Shiv-
er, both of Altha for the floats
used in the parade.
*Connelly's Florist of
Blountstown for donating the
Queen's bouquet and providing
the Homecoming flowers.
*Lynette Holt of Clarksville
for donating material used to
make the Royalty Sashes and
Carol Yoder of Colorful Cre-
ations for making the royalty
*Mrs. Batson's Business
Software Applications and New
Media Production Classes for
creating the program cover. The
winning cover. was designed
by Jonathan Capps of the New
Media Productions Class.
*Mrs. Henegar-Valenta for
coordinating the Talent Show,
Battle of the Bands and the
Miss AHS Womanless Beauty

Brothers graduates from basic training
Army Pfc. Dustin W. Brothers has graduated from basic infantry
training at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training
in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military
courtesy, military justice, physical fitness,. first aid, and Army
history, core values and traditions. Additional training included
development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and
tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and Weapons
defenses avail*,kto the infantry crewman.
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*Meagan Russ, Veronica
Hornton and the Varsity and
Junior Varsity Cheerleaders for
hosting the pep rally, Cat Fac-
tor and helping with the week's
*Mrs. Marie Granger for giv-
ing her time to help with the
decorations for the Homecom-
ing coronation.
*The administration, fac-
ulty, staff and students at Altha
School for their support and co-
Through their generosity, our
100th Anniversary Celebration
was truly a memorable occa-

County Schools
Feb. 16 Feb. 22,2006
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.

Breakfast Cinnamon apples, waf-
fles with syrup, sausage link.
Lunch: Hamburger steak, rice with
brown gravy, collard greens, corn
bread, orange wedges.

Breakfast Bananas, ready-to-eat
cereal, peanut butter toast.
Lunch: Tacos/taco salad, lettuce,
tomato, cheese, whole-kernel
corn, peanut butter fudge.

President's Day

Breakfast Chilled fruit, cheese
grits, biscuit with jelly.
Lunch: Vegetable beef soup,
peanut butter & jelly sandwiches,
orange sections, saltines.

Breakfast Tropical apples, ham
slice, banana nut muffin.
Lunch: Pizza, tossed salad,
peaches, chocolate or vanilla
All menus are subject to change


County Schools

Feb. 16 Feb. 22,2006
Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals
Lunch: Salisbury steakwith gravy,
mashed potatoes, green beans,
fruit cup, rolls.

Lunch: Sub sandwiches with
cheese, French-fried potatoes,
lettuce, tomatoes, fresh fruit.

Lunch: corn dog nuggets, sweet
potatoes, collard greens, fruit cup,
corn bread.

Lunch: Spaghetti with meat
sauce, green limas, fresh fruit,

Lunch: Chicken nuggets, maca-
roni with cheese, green beans,
fruit cup, cookie.
All menus are subject to change
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Thurs. Feb. 23
Fri. Feb. 24
Fri. March 3
Thurs. March 9
Mon. March 13
Tues. March 14
Wed. March 15
Thurs. March 16
Mon. March 27
Thurs. March 30
Mon. April 3
Thurs. April 6
Fri. April 7
Mon. April 10
Thurs. April 13
April 17-21
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April 28
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Blountstown M.S. (DH)
Port St. Joe Tourn.
Hosford M.S. (DH)
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Liberty County
Apalachicola (DH)
Tolar M.S. (DH)
Hosford M.S. (DH)
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Feb. 15 County-wide Spelling Bee; FBLA district
Feb. 16 FCCLA Proficiency Events; Softball, home
against Sneads at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 Senior trip deposit due
Feb. 18 Solo/Ensemble; Softball Tournament in St.
Joe at 11:00 and 1:30
Feb. 20 Softball at Cottondale, 4 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 FCCLA Proficiency Events; Baseball against
West Gadsden at Chattahoochee, Varsity, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 22 Softball at Altha, 3 p.m.
Feb. 23 Softball at Liberty, 4:30/6 p.m.; Baseball
against Marianna at Marianna, JV, 4 p.m. (2); Baseball
against FAMU-Home, 4 p.m.
Feb. 24 Literature & Language Festival at Chipola
College; Baseball against Altha at Altha, 6 p.m.
Feb. 27/28 FCAT test- reading and math SSS; Soft-
ball-Home against Port St. Joe, 4 p.m.
March 2 FCAT test- reading and math NRT,Grades
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Covenant Hospice's new fundraiser

An exciting new event is
coming to Marianna on April
22. The Garden Gala is Cov-
enant Hospice's newest fund-
raiser that celebrates southern
hospitality, spring time and the
Covenant Hospice is now
accepting sponsorships for this
one-of-a-kind fundraising event.
Sponsorship levels start at $250,

and businesses and individuals
from Marianna and surrounding
counties are encouraged to par-
ticipate. The event promises to
be an incredible evening in the
garden with fine dining, auc-
tions of unique garden benches
painted by local artists, exhibits
and much more.
In addition to sponsors, the
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teers, artists, and garden-related
businesses. Proceeds benefit
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Feb. 24 R.F. Munfoe Friday 6:00
March 3 *Altha Friday 4:30/7:00
March 4 *Sneads Saturday 3:00/12:00
March 7 West Gadsden Tuesday 6:00
March 10 *Wewa Friday 4:30/7:00
March 14 Apalachicola Tuesday 6:30
March 16 *Blountstown Thursday 4:30/7:00
March 17 *Port St. Joe Friday 6:00/3:00
March 20 Apalachcola (V) Monday 5:00
Sneads (JV) 2:00
March 21 Sneads Tuesday 5:00
March 28 Sneads Tourn. Tuesday 8:00
March 30 Sneads Tourn. (V) Thursday 4:00
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by William Leonard
This past week, Blountstown
High School's Student Govern-
ment Association sponsored a
Valentine's Day Competition.
Students guessed the combined
weight of 17 teachers to win
a $35 gift certificate to Ruby
Tuesday restaurant.
Austin Scott was the winner;
he guessed the correct weight
within five pounds!
On Valentine's Day, the Stu-
dent Government also held a
party for the BHS faculty and
staff. Members decorated and
filled goody bags for all the
teachers and staff as well.
Everyone in SGA is work-
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City of Bristol Jan. 9 organizational meeting

Official minutes from the City of Bristol
organizational meeting Jan. 9, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The organizational meeting was
called to order by Attorney J. David
House with council members John
Lasseter, Ed Botting, Elmo Ford,
John E. Fairchild, Newton Walden,
and City Clerk Robin Hatcher and
Mayor Ellen R. Lewis present.
The following elected officials,
serving terms beginning Jan. 1,
2006 and ending Dec. 31, 2007
subscribed to the Oath of Office
which was administered by Attor-

ney House:
John E. Lasseter, Councilman
John E. Fairchild, Councilman
Edward Botting, Councilman
Ellen R. Lewis, Mayor
Robin M. Hatcher, City Clerk
Attorney House opened the floor
for nominations for chairman of the
City Council. Fairchild nominated
Newton Walden, seconded by Las-
seter, all voted in favor. Walden will
serve as chairman during the 2006
calendar year. Attorney House
stepped down and turned the meet-

ing over to Chairman Walden.
Chairman Walden opened the
floor for nominations for Vice-chair-
man of the City Council. Fairchild
nominated Edward Botting. Ford
moved to cease all nominations,
seconded by Fairchild, all voted in
favor. Chairman Walden called for
a vote in favor of Edward Botting
serving as Vice-chairman of the
City Council for the 2006 calendar
year, all voted in favor.
Lasseter motioned to adopt Res-
olution #2006-01, a RESOLUTION

City of Bristol Jan. 13

special i
Official minutes from the City of Bristol
special meeting Jan. 13,2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Newton Walden
with councilmen Ed Botting, Elmo
Ford, John Fairchild, Clerk Robin
Hatcher, Engineers Philip Jones
and Kristin Brown, Public Works
Director Larry Strickland and Wa-
ter/Wastewater Operator Michael
Wahlquist present. John Lasseter
was not present due to illness.
Philip Jones proposed that the
council consider design changes
to Phase II of the Wastewater
Project in order to substantially
reduce the construction cost of the
system. Following some discus-
sion, Botting moved to"
1. Approve making design
changes to Phase II of the Waste-
water Project as proposed;
2. Approve submittal of the new

design plans to Rural Develop-
ment for their approval; and
3. Approve reapplying for re-
quired DEP permitting based upon
the Phase II design changes. This
motion was seconded by Fairchild
and carried by all.
Jones also expressed interest
in leasing the property known
as the Revell House, located at
10490 NW Main Street, for com-
mercial use only by Preble-Rish
Inc. Botting motioned to have
Attorney House prepare a lease
agreement with the following
1. $500 per month beginning
when they occupy structure;
2. Costs for repairs/upgrades
that are necessary in order for
them to take occupancy to be de-
ducted from their lease payments
at the rate of $500 per month until

nin utes
reimbursed in full;
3. Preble-Rish to be respon-
sible for all utilities beginning with
onset of renovations;
4. One year lease unless both
parties mutually agree to termi-
nate earlier;
5. Shared use of carport with
the City of Bristol;
6. Utility room that is attached
to the carport to be used by the
City; And to approve said lease
agreement pending acceptance
by Preble-Rish Inc. This motion
was seconded by Fairchild, all
voted in favor.
There being no further busi-
ness, Botting motioned to adjourn,
seconded by Fairchild, motion
carried unanimously. Meeting
adjourned at 12:25 p.m.
Chairman Newton V. Walden
City Clerk Robin M. Hatcher,

TIVE PRIORITIES, seconded by
Ford, motion carried unanimously.
Fairchild moved to establish
Larry Strickland as Public Works
Director, seconded by Botting, car-
ried by all.
Fairchild motioned to advertise
for bids for wastewater upgrades
(electrical pigtails at lift stations
which would enable the City to
rotate a mobile generator from lift
station to lift station in the event of
loss of electrical services due to a
natural disaster, etc. which would
ensure that the City's ability to
handle the wastewater demand is
not compromised), to be prepared
by Larry Strickland per approval
of verbiage by Attorney House,
seconded by Botting, all voted in

Botting motioned to approve
installation of dial-up internet ser-
vices through GT Com at the
Wastewater Treatment Plant per
the request of Water/Wastewater
Operator Michael Wahlquist, sec-
onded by Ford, carried by all.
Chairman Walden asked Larry
Strickland to prepare a proposal
for Rural Development for the City
to install a portion of the Phase II
Wastewater Project, such as grind-
er pumps, etc., indicating our ability
and qualifications for doing so.
There being no further business,
Lasseter motioned to adjourn, sec-
onded by Botting, all voted in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

Chairman Newton V. Walden
City Clerk Robin M. Hatcher

Minutes from Jan. 9 City

of Bristol reg
Official minutes from the City of Bristol
regular meeting Jan. '9, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to order
at 6:30 p.m. by Chairman Newton
Walden with councilmen John
Lasseter, Ed Botting, Elmo Ford
and John Fairchild, Attorney David
House, Clerk Robin Hatcher, Mayor
Ellen Lewis present.
Botting motioned to approve
the previous month's minutes,
seconded by Fairchild, all voted
in favor.
Lasseter motioned to approve
the monthly bills for payment,

ular meeting
seconded by Botting, approved
by all.
Fairchild motioned to release
the $2,500 budgeted funds which
are designated for public safety to
the Liberty County Sheriff's De-
partment, seconded by Lasseter,
..carried by all.
There being no further old busi-
ness, Botting motioned to adjourn,
seconded by Fairchild, all voted in
favor. Meeting adjourned at 6:33
p.m. -
Chairman Newton V. Walden
City Clerk Robin M. Hatcher

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Liberty Commission

Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting Jan. 5, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman John T. Sand-
ers. Present at the meeting were
commissioners Dexter Barber,
Albert Butcher, Jim Johnson, L.B.
Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk
Charla Kearce.
Prayer was leid by Albert Butch-
er. Pledge of Allegiance was led by
Johnny Eubanks.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held Dec.
8, 2005 was made by Arnold, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Tony Arrant talked about the
process of re-zoning. The board
told Kim Lolley that they would not
do the re-zoning changes that she
has requested.
Brenda Clay came before the
board. Motion to approve applica-
tion of a special needs shelter was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Motion to approve Resolution
#06-02 concerning application for
a county transportation grant in
the amount of $64,283 was made
by Johnson, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Motion to approve Resolution
#06-01 authorizing the signing and
submissions of a grant application
and supporting documents to the
Florida Department of Transporta-
tion was made by Butcher, sec-
onded by Barber and carried.
Matt Carpenter with Preble Rish
Engineers gave the board an up-
date on the resurfacing grant that
has been approved in the amount
of $626,490.
Motion to apply for a DOT Incen-
tive Grant was made by Butcher,
seconded by Barber and carried.
Ben Guthrie invited the board to

a retirement party for Betty Miles on
Jan. 21 at the Civic Center.
Motion to advertise for an EMT
was made by Arnold, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Motion to approve Ben Guthrie
as the contact person for Medicaid
and for Guthrie to use his Social
Security number was made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to approve purchasing
radios for the ambulance service
out of the grant funding was made
by Johnson, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Stephen Ford came before the
board to talk about setting up an
Airport Board to try to get funding
for an airport in Liberty County. Mo-
tion to appoint Stephen Ford, Frank
Cone, John Ritter, Rhonda Lewis
and Jim Bracewell to serve on this
board was made by Arnold, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Motion to advertise to name a
road off of Highway 20 towards
Woodman of the World "Grannie
Annie Road" was made by John-
son, seconded by Butcher and
Gil Manufacturing, Inc. with-
drew their bid on the chemicals for
mosquito control. Motion to award
the bid to Adpaco in the amount of
$209 per 30-gallon drum including
delivery was made by Barber, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
The board said to set up a work-
shop with Ricky Revell to discuss
increasing the amount of funds
that can be spent on a house and
increasing the income standards.
Motion to send a letter to the
Florida Department of Health
requesting that David Odum be
removed as the Liberty County
Health Department Administrator
and that Dr. Mari Thomas be reiin-
stated to her position at the Liberty

on the Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council was made by Arnold,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
Clerk Robert Hill reminded the
board of meeting Senator Bill Nel-
son at the Apalachee Restaurant
tomorrow at noon.
Motion to approve applica-
tion for a $550,000 courthouse
improvement grant for a storage
records vault was made by Ar-
nold, seconded by Johnson and
Motion to approve lighting at the
Civic Center on the back parking
lot to be installed by Jerry Lewis
at a cost of $1,486.15 was made
by Barber,. seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to approve a $5,000
Arts Grant application was made
. by Arnold, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to approve Gloria Keen-
an as the Title V Grant Coordinator
for the remainder of the 2005-06
year that ends June 30 was made
by Butcher, seconded by Barber
and carried.
Motion to approve payment of
$700 to James Edward Brown for
a shed that the county will move
to pave the Johnny Brown Road
was made by Butcher, seconded
by Arnold and carried.
Sammy Hanna gave the board
the state bids on a truck for the
Road Department: Dodge, $28,267;
Ford, $29,470; and Chevrolet,
$32,016. The board told Sammy
Hanna to get telephone bids and
that they would make a decision
next week.
The board requested copies of
the cell phone bills for the last three
Motion to approve the county to
sell 10 loads of dirt per driveway
per year was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
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County ealth Departmeni until Jerry ivMoney said that[ n
the investigation is completed was Department of Corrections coL
made by Arnold, seconded by B.ar- not help the county renovate t
ber and carried. Johnson abstained Jail he would like to be consider
from voting, for this job.
Motion to appoint Commission- Motion to pay the bills was ma
A ers Jim Johnson and Dexter Barber by Arnold, seconded by Butch
as an alternate as county elected and carried.
officials and Mayor Ellen Lewis Motion to adjourn was, made
and alternate Newton Walden as Butcher, seconded by Barber a
municipal elected officials to serve carried.

Liberty Co. Commission special

ATTOC E meeting minutes for January 17
Official minutes from the Liberty County county vehicles home at night. TI
Commission regular meeting Jan. 17, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary will be discussed at the next regu
SA The meeting was called to order meeting.
by Chairman John T. Sanders. Butcher made a motion to h
Present at the meeting were com- Bobby Reddick in the vacant wai
Smissioners Dexter Barber, Albert department position, seconded
Butcher, Jim Johnson, L.B. Arnold, Johnson and carried.
Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Sanders discussed a letter fro
Robert Hill. Dr. Sutton concerning her duties
The opening prayer was given the Health Department.
by Commissioner Albert Butcher. There was discussion of
INFORMATION ABOUT The Pledge of Allegiance was led request from the Calhoun-Libe
)VERNMENT JOBS? by Clerk Robert Hill. Hospital Board concerning a pc
S Road Superintendent Sammy sible line of credit.
Hanna presented bids for a 4WD Senator Lawson and Represe
Diesel truck:and Represe
to know where t dieselook Whitehead Ford, tative Coley will be here on Jan.
his information? $29,470 at 5 p.m. for a town meeting in t
information? $2. C47hampion Chevrolet, courtroom. The board suggest
( $28,367 that group health insurance be
oere3. Jack Carisso Dodge, major topic for discussion.
i of govelmei or $29,308 Motion by Barber seconded
s a clic or cl 4. Hill Kelly Dodge, $29,739 Johnson and carried to adverti

STGOVgov ( Motion by Arnold seconded the part-time position of mosqu
by Butcher and carried to accept spraying.
8 0 0 F ED N FO Champion's low bid of $28,367. Motion to adjourn was ma
Arnold suggested that only by Johnson, seconded by BarJ
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two years experience with a
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Call (850) 627-7263 z

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Two full-time
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CDL license preferred,
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Benefits available.
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or fax resume to
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Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.)/Paramedic
Minimum Qualifications:
1) Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician in
accordance with F.S. 401
2) EVOK Certification required
3) Current C.P.R. Card
Experience Preferred
Application Deadline: March 3, 2006
To apply, submit a county application to:
Liberty County Emergency Medical Services
P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: 643-5866 or 566-9347 (cell)


The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners is
accepting applications for Grants Department Director. An
application may be picked up and returned to the Liberty
.County Clerks office in the courthouse. Applications will be
accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2006. All applicants
will be considered at the regular meeting on March 9, 2006
at 7 p.m. Salary is negotiable.

*Experience in writing and applying for all grants
*Knowledge or experience with Weatherization and SHIP
*Administrative experience preferred
*Hours 8-5 Monday-Friday

If you have questions, please call the Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners office at 643-5404.

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A Behavioral Health Care Center
is currently seeking:

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

For more information and a complete listing of avaH-
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The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications
for the following position for the 2005-2006 school year.
Applications are available at the Office of the Superintendent
located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL. Office hours are
from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


* AA degree or successful score on Para-Pro Test
* Computer proficiency preferred
* Must provide written references upon request from the

COMPENSATION: $15,489 20,630

A complete application and resume listing three (3)
professional references is required. Please submit application
to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools located in
the Liberty Education and Administration Center at 12926
NW CR 12 Bristol, FL. Reasonable accommodations
for completing forms and interviews are available for
people with disabilities when requested in advance.
For a request for reasonable accommodations, please
contact the Office of the Superintendent.

Applications will be received from:
Feb. 2, Feb. 15, 2006

Employment will be contingent upon fingerprints and drug
test clearance.


Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, religion,
sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.

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CASE NO. 2006-04-CP





The administration of the estate of MARY
-ANN PAYNE, deceased, whose date of
death was November 26, 2005; is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Liberty County,
Florida, Probate Division; File No.: 2006-
04-CP; the address of which is Probate
Division, Liberty County Courthouse,
Bristol, Florida 32321. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representa-
tive and hie Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims ordemands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims and who
have been served acopy of this notice must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN

All.other creditors of the decedentandoth-
er persons who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured. coniingent or unliquidafed
claims, music tile ire claims inlh ihis Court



FEB. 8, 2006.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Florida Bar No.: 0242721
Fowler White Boggs Banker, P.A.
Post Office Box 11240

Tallahassee, FL 32302
Telephone: (850) 681-0411

Personal Representative:
2516 Bailey Drive
Norcross, GA 30071



PROJECT # 058.061


The Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or
corporation interested in constructing the
following project:


Plans and specifications can be obtained
at Preble-Rish Inc., 324 Marina Drive,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850) 227-
7200. The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on public
entity crimes.

Completion date for this project will be 120
days roim ire date ol ihe NJolice to Pioceed
presented to ihe o uce.slul oidder

Liquidated damages forfailureto complete
the project on the specified date will be set
at $200.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this
is a sealed bid, the bid number and what
the bid is for.

Bids will be received until 5:00 P.M. (EST),
on March 9. 2006, at the-Liberty County
Clerk t sOr:e Lieirty County Courthouse,
Hwvy. 20. Brisiol Florida 32321, and will
be opened and read aloud on, March 9
2006, at 7:00 P.M. (EST). The public is
invited to attend.

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
$25.00 per set and is non-refundable.
Checks 'should be made'payable to

The Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right .to waive informalities
in any bid, to accept and/or reject.any or
all bids, and to accept the bid ihat in their
judgment will be in the best interest of
Liberty County.

If you have any questions, please call David
Kennedy at (850) 227-7200. 2-.2-,s

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The Liberty County School Board will be having a Surplus Property
Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at the Horse Arena Building on
Michaux Street in Bristol, Florida. The auction will begin at 9 a.m.
(ET): items for sale may be inspected beginning at 8 a.m. until the
auction starts. Some of the items to be. auctioned off will include
playground equipment, desks, computers and other property that
cannol.any longer be used by the school system.

Successful bidders will be: expected to pay for arid remove .all
property bought the day of the auction. Bidders must pay with cash
or a check made out to Liberty County School Board. All property
will be sold "as is" with no warranty of any kind and all sales will be
final. Any questions concerning the auction may be directed to Greg
Solomon, Director of Facilities at 643-2275, ext. 267 or 266.

The Liberty County School Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. Any item with a minimum bid will be announced prior
to the bidding of that item.

.Submitted by:
S BOX 429,, BRISTOL, FL 32321-. ,
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TELOGIA-Donald 0. Duncan, 56, passed away
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at home. He was retired
from the Florida Department of Transportation.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Myers Dun-
can; one son, James Donald Burke and his wife,
Wendy of Sneads; a brother, David Duncan and
his wife, Faye of-Bristol; two sisters, Dorothy and
her husband, Roger Sewell of Hosford and Debra
Price and her husband, Edward of Hosford; two
Services were held Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 at
Telogia Baptist Church. Interment followed in
Hosford Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy
was in charge of the arrangements.

GRAND RIDGE Christine H. Johnson,
76, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at her
residence. She lived most of her life in Calhoun
County, was a homemaker and was of the Holi-
ness faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Leland Johnson and parents, Howard and Lizzie
Beth Harris.
' Survivors include one son, Bobby Johnson of
Altha; two daughters, Linda Johnson Jeter and
her husband, Jackie of Grand Ridge and Lois
Fant of Altha; seven grandchildren, Jacquelyn,
Christopher, Eric, Trevor, Ashley, Hilary and
Coy; and three great-grandchildren, Tyson, Jalen
and Jaysten.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 11,-2006 at
Sneads Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev.
Jimmy Wright officiating. Interment followed in
Shady Grove Cemetery.
James & Sikes Funeral Home in Sneads was
in charge of the arrangements.

BRISTOL Mark Jerome Shuler, 42, passed
away Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 in Gadsden Co.. He
was born in the U.S. Army Hospital in Augsburg,
Germany. He traveled and worked many places as
a master welder and pipe fitter. He no\ ed back to
Bristol in 1995 and was a proud member of the
Pipe Fitters Union Local 503. He \\ as a member
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-da\ Saints
and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. .
Survivors include his son, Briihdai Samnuel
Shuler II of Bristol; father and mother. Col.
BrighamS. Shuler and Charlotte H. Shuler LCSW.
of Bristol; a sister,-Beth S. Smith and her husband,
Bruce of Bristol; a niece, Loulie Smith of Bristol;
maternal grandparents, Col. Charles L. Hurto and
Loulie C. Hutto of Smith Mountain Lake, VA.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
in Bristol. Interment followed in Evans Cemetery
in Telogia.
Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge
of the arrangements.


WEWAHITCHKA- Carolyn MarieAlbritton
Teixeria, 63, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006
at her mother's residence. She was formerly of
Jackson County and was self-employed as a beau-
tician/manicurist for most of her life.
Survivors include two sons, Mathew "Bill" and
Jim Albritton of Graceville; one daughter, Carol
Arlene Chappell of Dothan, AL; her mother, Lottie
rich of Wewahitchka; one brother, Brad Rich of
Montgomery, AL; one sister, Jean Yearwood of
North Carolina; six grandchildren and two great-
Memorial services will be held at a later

HAVANA Cecil Wilson May, 90, passed
away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006. He was born in
Menednhall, MS on May 27, 1915. His childhood
was spent in Forest, LA. In 1931, he moved to
Havana to live with-his sister, Mattie and her hus-
band, Charles Tullos. There he finished high school
and met and married Vivian Williams. Before his
retirement, he was employed by The Planters Ex-
change of Havana for 44 years. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Havana.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66
years, Vivian F. Williams May.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Archer
of Albany, GA, Joyce Noack, and Donna Vines
and her husband, Bill, all of Marietta, GA; two
grandsons, Michael Wilson Vines and his wife,
Kristin of Chattanooga, TN and Robert Archer
of Albany; five granddaughters, Vicky Remole
and Julie Infanzon and her husband, Ed, all of
Marietta, Wendy Palmer and her husband, Roger
of Lilbum, GA, Theresa Barwick and her husband,
Tom of Woodstock, GA, Dana Massingille and
-her husband, Brian of Valdosta, GA; 10 great-
grandchildren, Brittany Re mole. Austin andAaron
Palmer, Kaile\ and Colleen Barwick, Addison Ar-
cher, Cole and Rachel Massingille and Davis and
Taylor Infanzon:. sisters-in-law, Gertrude May of
Oak Grove, LA, Elizabeth "Sanidy" Williams and
Frances W\ilihams of Havana and Catherine Wil-
liams of California: brothers-in-li.\. Dick Williams
and his \ %ife. FaN e of Havana and George Pelt of
Blountsto%\ n and man\ nieces and nephews.
Grav side erv ices were held Sunday, Feb. 12,
2006 at Woodland Cemetery in Havana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Big Bend Hospice. 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL, 32308.
The family 3ould like to express a special
thanks to his caregiver, Gertrude Lewis, for her
years of care and friendship.
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Pest control using horticultural oils

February is an ideal time to
apply horticultural oil to your
ornamental trees, -shrubs and
fruit trees to control scale and
several other overwintering
insects. However, to prevent
harm to your plant, it is important
to understand how horticultural
oils work and their limitations.
Horticultural oils have been
used for pest control for over
a century. In the early years,
they were used only on dormant
plants because of the impurities
in the oil product. However,
improvements in refining
techniques have now made
oils safe to use during both the
dormant season and the growing
What is horticultural oil?
Essentially -all' commercially
available horticultural oils are
refined petroleum products.
Homemade recipes that include
vegetable oils also can be
used. The type of vegetable oil

by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

however can greatly affect its
effectiveness. Cottonseed oil is
generally the most insecticidal
of all the vegetable oils.
There are two types of oils
used for pest control-dormant
oils and summer oils. Dormant
oils are applied when the plant
is dormant during the winter
season. These oils have a high
viscosity, or heaviness. This is
important because during the
dormant season, insects and
mites have a lower respiration
rate. The heavier oil is slower
to dry and therefore covers the
pest for a longer time before
evaporating. This increases its
Summer oils are lighter
with lower viscosity. They are
applied during the growing


season and are known by many
names including ultra-fine or
superior oils.
How do horticultural oils
work? They are most effective
against soft-bodied insects like
aphids, spider mites, scales,
mealybugs and lacebugs. Oils
work by suffocating the insect:
They actually coat the insect
and block their breathing holes
or spiracles. This makes oils
effective against insect eggs
. also.
Horticultural oils have
several advantages over other
insecticides. They are relatively
safe to mammals (including
humans), birds and reptiles.
They are relatively inexpensive,
easy to use, require no special
spray equipment, are effective
against a wide range of pests and
insects rarely develop resistance
to oils.
However, in spite of their
many benefits, horticultural oils
do have some limitations. First,
because oils do not have a long
lasting effect, the target pest
must be present in order to be
controlled and coverage must be
Horticultural oil is not
selective. Therefore, oils will
kill any susceptible beneficial
insect if they become coated
with the product. However,
fast moving insects (like many
beneficial) survive because
they move away from the area as
it is being sprayed. When they
return there is no residual effect
to harm them, since horticultural
oil evaporates rapidly.
The main limitation of oils
is their small but real potential
to cause plant injury in some
situations. Damage may appear
as yellowing of the leaves, death
of tissues, stunting, growth
retardation, abnormal growth or

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particularly sensitive to it, if an
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and when the plant is not under
moisture stress. Dormant oils
p are typically applied when
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warranty, or endorseiment of the
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-
- Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads

Xbox games, prices vary. Call
762-1901. 2-15, 2-22

Prom/pageant dresses, long: 6,
7/8,9/10, or short: 5,5/6 and 8. Call
762-2362, evenings. 2-15, 2-22

Garage door, 18 ft., $100. Call
674-8437. 2-15,2-22

Plow, two-row middle buster, $100
or best offer. Call 674-5738.
2-15, 2-22

1997 Lowrey Jubilee LC30 organ,
estate sale, does everything but
play the music for you, and it will
even do that, cost new between
$25,000 and $30,000, make offer.
Call 674-8385. 2-15, 2-22

HP laser jet printer, model 1320,
black and white, brand new, still in
the box, cost $300 on sale, will take
$150. Call 674-8385. 2-15,2-22

Rotary mower, 22-inch, $200. Call
643-1803 or 762-4050.
2-15, 2-22

Sofa, 96-inch, one year old, long
street puddy, $600. Call 643-1803
or 762-4050. 2-15,2-22

Sauders entertainment center,
holds up to 32-inch TV, $80. Call
643-1803 or 762-4050.

Washer and dryer, Estate by
Whirlpool, heavy-duty extra large
capacity, one year old, $600 for
both. Call 643-1803 or 762-4050.

Humidair egg incubators, two,
automatic turning, automatic hu-
midity, solid redwood construction,
used very little, $225 each. Call
-762-3615. 2-15, 2-22

Electronics parts, small room full
Sof TV/radio parts, etc., selling all for
$75. Call 674-3264. 2-15, 2-22

Exercise/weight machine by Joe
Welder, complete with two seats,
paid $850, asking $300. Call 556-
7025. 2-15,2-22

Prom/pageant dress, red two
piece, top is beaded around bottom
edge and top edge with skirt, size
10/12, $75. Call 674-4666, leave
message. 2-15, 2-22

55-gallon fish aquarium with wood
base stand and wood base top,
everything with tank included, $175.
Call 674-4666 after 5 p.m. or leave
message. 2-15; 2-22

Portable dishwasher, perfect
condition; single iron bed; day bed;
metal kitchen table; misc. chair;
queen-size sofa; side-by-side re-
frigerator; end table; homemade
quilt; motorized chair; Dell com-
puter; 150-gallon gas tank; riding
mower; air conditioner; boxes of
' miscellaneous kitchen items. Call
674-4891. 2-15, 2-22

King size bed, solid pine, four
poster, Serta mattress and box:
-spring, night stand with three draw-
ers, armoire with three drawers and
place for TV, paid $2,800, asking
$1,250. CalL.56-7025.
Large A/C lth- heater,' window

unit, runs off of 220, excellent con-
dition, $150. Call 762-8975.
2-15, 2-22

Loveseat, brown with orange,
wood, good condition, $35; blue
arm chair, good condition, $25. Call
379-8817. 2-15, 2-22

Flip cell phone, Alltel Motorola
V601 CDMA, hands free voice
dialing, external caller ID display,
microbrowser internet access (4.1
browser) with charger, $39. Call
508-7084 in Bristol. 2-15,2-22

Nikon N50 Auto Focus Body,
great condition, has built-in flash,
built-in motor drive with auto film
handling, easy to read information
panel, bright graphic viewfinder
display, mistake-proof push button
operation, auto exposure with eight
programs plus three advanced ex-
posure modes, Nikon Matrix light
meter all built-in, $95. Call 508-7084
in Bristol. 2-15, 2-22

Galvanized steel cable, 7/16"
diameter, 1,268 lb. spool, $150 or
best offer. Call 674-8010.
2-15, 2-22

Aluminum pipe, 8-inch diam-
eter, 20 ft. long, heavy wall, four
pieces, marine grade, makes a
nice driveway post, no rust or cor-
rosion, $1,200 or best offer. Call
674-8010. 2-15,2-22

Rockwell Delta drill press, table
model, one hp, 220 or 110 single
phase motor, heavy-duty commer-
cial quality, $500 or best offer. Call
674-8010. 2-15, 2-22

Warehouse type shelving, $100
each. Call,674-8010. 2-15,2-22

Ensure milk, $20 per case; util-
ity trailer, used three times, $450;
electric motorcycle, brand new, paid-
$1,500, asking $700; pecans on
halves. Call 762-9698. 2-15,2-22
Window unit air conditioners, two
11 Ovolt, $15 each; refrigerator with
icemaker, $75. Call 643-5417.
2-15; 2-22

Air conditioner/heater, 18,000
BTU, $300; air conditioner, 10,000
BTU. less than two years old. $125.
Call 237-2587. 2-8,2-15

Free house to be moved or torn
down for materials in Blountstown.
Call 674-5026 or 674-5887.
2-8, 2-15

Land with live oaks and
longleafs, fields and
pines, along the rivers
and bays of. Northwest
Florida. Thousands of
opportunities for your
own farm, ranch or
waterfront property.
Multiple rural lifestyle
opportunities and only
one number to call.
1.866.JOE.LAND or
visit JOE.com/land


Gravity flow wagon, snap-on top,
$1,250; gravity flow wagon, $850;
heavy-duty stock trailer, $850. Call
762-9676. 2-8,2-15

Chain linkfence, you move, $2 per
foot. Call 643-5886 or 643-2595,
ask for Mitch or Heather. 2-8, 2-15

Paintball gun, Tippmann A-5, call
for information. Call 762-8384.

Galileo FS 80 telescope, huge
tripod telescope with all accessories
and instructions in a carrying case,
$600. Call 643-4453. 2-8, 2-15

Large computer desk, $30. Call
674-5051. 2-8,2-15

Wanting to trade Winchester,
model 1200, 12 gauge, 26-inch
improved cylinder and Savage bolt
action 270 for a Marlin 336 CS 35
Remington or 223 bolt action or
Winchester Model 94 22 Mag-
num or Marlin 336 CS 35
Remington. Call 762-8285.
2-8 T. 3-8

Sunquest 1000 tanning canopy,
six bulbs, tans very well, used only
four to five months, paid. $1,800,
asking $1,000 or best offer. Call
762-3292. 2-8, 2-15

Esteban guitar, mother of pearl
overlay, flattop electric, comes with
amplifier and hard shell. carrying
case, completely brand new, $250.
Call 674-2480. 2-8, 2-15

55-gallon metal drum, with orwith-
out lids; 55-gallon plastic drums, $12
each. Call 379-8117. 2-8, 2-15

LP gas cylinder, 24 gallons, $50.
Call 674-8570, leave message.
2-8, 2-15

Wall tapestry, extra large size with
bear design, make offer. Call 674-
3264. 2-8,2-15

China hutch, $20; two kerosene
heaters, $20 each; large wooden
table, $10; dishes and bowls, $1
each; rocking chair, $25; sliding
rocker, best offer. Call 674-5486.

Three chain link dog pens with
.feeders, $250 for all. Call 379-
3046. 2-8;,2-15

717-3333 by noon
run FREE for 2 weeks.
Heavy tempered glass top, 3 1/2
ft. x 6 ft., beveled edges, $200; 2 ft.
x 41/2 ft. brown desk with four metal
drawers, $25. Call 762-2528.
2-8, 2-15

Beige Sofa with recliners at both
ends, good condition, $125. Call
674-8183. 2-8,2-15

1992 Ford Escort, transmission
needs reverse, make offer. Call
674-1054. 2-15,2-22

3D sport mirrors, one pair, $35;
three Kuhmo Ecsta tires for 17's,
almost brand new, $100; wheels
and tires, four lugs, will fit Acura/
Integra, $80. Call 557-3229, Alex
after 4 p.m. 2-15,2-22

1986 Mercury Marquis, mid-sized,
one owner, clean, cold air, runs
good, $1,200. Call 674-8385.

1998 Chevrolet S-10 truck, auto-
matic transmission, AC, less than
10,000 miles, $6,500. Call 643-
5479. 2-15,2-22
2004 Ford Focus SE, green, au-
tomatic transmission, A/C, 33,000
miles, CD player, tinted windows,
3,000 mile bumper to bumper
warranty, asking $11,500. Call 674-
3358, leave message. 2-15,2-22

2004 Hyundai Elantra, red, four
door, cloth interior, power windows,
CD player,. keyless entry, secu-
rity alarm, tinted windows, 32,295
miles, asking pay off of $11,935.
Serious inquiries only. Call 379-
3633 or 545-7179. 2-15, 2-22

Truck bed rails, full-sized stainless
steel set, $100. Call 674-7138 or
899-0269, leave message.
2-15, 2-22

2000 Chevrolet 4.3 engine and
automatic transmission, less than
5000 miles, $1,750 or best offer.
Call 674-8010. 2-15, 2-22

PWE 15-inch rims, set of four,
comes with two new P265 50R-15
tires, $400. Call 379-3232, leave
message. 2-8,2-15

1991 Honda Civic, standard trans-
mission;greatshape, needsverylittle
work, $600. Call 628-0656. 2-8,2-15

SWeek of Feb. 19 to Feb. 25 about this week is that you keep a cool
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 head and must not let anyone push you
Don't worry if your finances into doing something foolish, Leo. You'll
are not as strong as you would have silly ideas in your head.
like them to be. In a few days VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
& things will be better in the You have some important factors work-
money department, Aries. Just ing to your advantage this week, Virgo.
don't spend it too quickly. You have a firm grip on what needs to
O TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 get done in your life, and you're ready to
This week, you should take make it happen.
things easy and not start any LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
new projects. They just won't You are incapable of making a strong de-
U work out, Taurus, and they will cision this week, Libra. It's because you
hold you back from doing more fear the worst happening. Money worries
interesting things. are especially on your mind lately.
fl GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You will feel an easing of fi- You may think you understand what
O nancial restrictions this week, makes a loved one tick, but this week
Gemini. It will be a great relief you realize just how little you know about
because you've been operat- what goes on inside this person's head.
Sing under stress lately due to SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
this situation. You have to let go of the idea that you
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 can do everything on your own, Sagit-
You have a lot of important tarius. No matter how energetic you may
things to get done, Cancer, but be, spread the workload around so you
only a limited time.in which to don't bum out.
-do them. You can make the CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Sload easier by sharing respon- Make sure you know what you are get-
sibilities with friends, ting yourself into before you part with
LEO -- Jul 23/Aug 23 cash or back someone in a creative ven-
ae pmost. important thing'f 'iure, Capncrom. Just'becduse, putrust'
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someone doesn't mean it's a good
AQUARIUS- Jan 21/Feb 18
Minor disagreements could get out
of hand this week, Aquarius. Think
before you speak to avoid any dis-
agreeable circumstances. And don't
get frazzled over things others say.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
It may seem that others are ganging
up on you, Pisces, but it is just an illu-
sion caused by your inability to take
criticism this week.

Justine Bateman, Actress (40)
Cindy Crawford, Model (40)
Charlotte Church, Singer (20)
Drew Barrymore, Actress (31)
Brad Whitford, Musician (54)
Billy Zane, Actor (40)
S SearvAstin, Actor (35)

William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work, landscape
pressure cleaning,
renovations, seamless
gutter, painting, vinyl, 6 1
& screen enclosure .
Call 674-8092 UFN

Stump grinding

Reasonable rates
Free estimates

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

Decks Pole Barns
House Framing & Garages
Wood & Vinyl Siding
Tin Roofing
Bathroom Remodeling ?
Concrete Work
Call 674-3458 '

In Bristol
3BR/2BA doublewide
Mobile home lots

In Blountstown
1 room efficiency, utilities
included 1,000 sq. ft.
commercial building

Phone 643-7740

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
TDD/TTY 711.


1997 Pontiac Sunfire for parts,
$500 as is'. Call 379-3384.

1995 Ford F-150 pickup, low miles,
loaded, everything power, A/C, ask-
ing $4,500. Call 528-0549.
2-8, 2-15

1997 Ford Escort, selling for parts,
alternator has a four year warranty
and a new battery. Call 643-3443.
2-8, 2-15

1968 VW Beetle, good condition,
great transportation, $2,500 or best
offer. Call 674-3872. 2-8, 2-15

1991 Nissan Sentra, sunroof, new
tires, needs engine or can be used
for parts, $400 or best offer. Call
643-2661. 2-8, 2-15

"Farm Equipmenft

Saturday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m.
One mile east of Greenwood
on Hwy. 69 Fort Rd.
For more information:
John Stanley call (850) 594-5200


to buy

Real Estate

10 to 1,000 acres,

reasonably priced.

Immediate closing.


(850) 544-5441 or


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

BED A QUEEN Pillow Top
Mattress Set. New in plastic with
warranty. Sacrifice $160, can

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/buffet. All new in
boxes, sacrifice $850. 850-545-
7112. : -

Mattress NEW FULL SET still
in plastic with warranty,. $120.
850-222-9879. .

LEATHER sofa and loveseat.
Brand new,' still, wrapped, can
celiy,.er- $7,95, ,850-22_-2113.

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.

V-6 motor, for 1993 Ford Ranger,
runs or money back, $295. Call 209-
4070 cell. 2-8,.2-15

Crankshaft, Detroit 60 series, good
used condition, does not need turn-
ing, $500. Call 447-1278. 2-8,2-15

1994 Town & Country Chrysler
van, 160,000 miles, front and rear
air, leatherseats, runs good, $2,500.
Call 674-7138 or 899-0269.

1994 Honda Del Sol, hard top con-
vertible, blue, great condition, four
cylinder, one owner, original, mile-
age, great gas mileage, five speed
manual transmission, $4,995. Call
643-2315, if no answer, leave mes-
sage. 2-8,2-15

1948 Ford 8N tractor, not u
few years, as is $1,200 or be
Call 850-722-9456 or 814-

1957 MGA (50% restore
1960 MGA (80% restored)
trailer load of MGA parts, m
and titles, $18,000 or best of1
850-722-9456 or 814-5575

Troy-Built rotor tiller, 7 h
$800, now selling for $700
offer. Call 850-722-9456

2003 Yamaha Kodiak 41
wheeler, liquid cooled, on
4WD, automatic, Warren
$3,500 firm. Call 674-9127

2005 Suzuki Boulevard 14
300 miles, worth $10,500,
$8,000. Call 674-2860.

Artic Cat 400 four wheeler,
rode, $3,500. Call 762-967

2004 Kawasaki Ninja 250
included, $1,795. Call 209-

Alumacraft boat, 14 ft.,
Mariner motor, foot control
ing motor, nice boat, $2,800
offer. Call 643-3225.

Eagle boat, bass type hull, 1
hpJohnson, runs great, $2,1

Eagle bass boat, 15 ft.,-
Suzuki, $1,250. Call 674-5

Sunbird, 17 ft., walk-thru
shield, 60 hp Johnson, run.
$2,150. Call 674-5720.

Evinrude boat motor & cc
h:'i ri i t..r ,- cOn r,

ised in a
ast offer.

Pekingese puppies, full-blooded, 8
weeks old, first shots and wormed,
$225 each. Call 447-0597. 2-15, 2-22

Two ferrets with cage, very good
with kids, litter trained, need good
home with lots of space to play, ask-
ing $100 for both but will take best
offer. Call 643-9833. 2-15, 2-22

Rat terrier/mini Pinscher puppy,
five-month-old female, black with
tan markings, small, smart, ador-
able, high energy, free to a good
home. Call 674-2875. 2-15, 2-22

Weimaraner puppies, AKC regis-
tered, two males. Call 762-8203.
2-15, 2-22

Iguana with cage, all accessories
included, $75 or best offer. Call
643-5294. 2-15,2-22

5575. Mini dachshund puppies, AKC
2-8,2-15 registered, black and tan, taking
deposits. Call 643-7000. 2-15, 2-22
3d) and
, plus a Shih Tzu puppies, seven weeks
manuals old, tri-colored, three males and
ffer.Call three females, first shots and
5. wormed, $350 each. Call 674-
2-8,.2-15 7549. 2-15,2-22

ip, paid Australian shepard, brown .and
or best white female, very loving and
or 814- gentle, good with children and other
2-8,2-15 pets, free to good home. Call 643-
5582. 2-8; 2-15
Blue heeler mix, six months old,
g has the markings of a heeler, very
sweet dog, needs home, good pet,
good with children, free to good
00 four home. Call 643-5582. 2-8,2-15
winch, Chow puppies, full-blooded, four
S males, two females, $150 each.
2-15 2-22 Can be seen at NW 14th St. in
Blountstown, look for signs. 2-8,2-15
00, only
asking Baby chicks, one to two weeks
old, differentvarieties, Bantams and
215, 2-22 large breeds, brown and green egg
layers, $2 each. Call 643-3034.
seldom -. .2-8,2-15
6. 2-8,2-15Gelding horse, three years old,
2-8,2-15 broken, with tack, $2,500 or best

, jacket offer. Call 850-545-3990 (cell).
.4070. 2-8, 2-15
2-8,-15 ABA & UKC Pit bull, 11/2-year-old
~ male, very friendly, needs a good
home, $750. Call 379-8117.
25 hp 2-8,2-15
ed troll- Free puppy to good home, 10
Sor best weeks old, black and white, looks
2-15,2-22 like a Jack Russell in the face,
rescued, needs a good home. Call
14ft., 50 643-2661. 2-8,2-15
50. Call
2-15,2-22 Free puppies to good home,
parents on premises, medium sized
60 hp dogs, near Shelton's Corner. Call
720. 447-1278. 2-8,2-15
Two cow buffalos, one is fouryears
, wind- old, the other is five years old, $1
s great, per pound. Call 762-3650.
P- 2-8,2-15


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S p,,, ,runs grea .pu0. ,ji,, u- I Lost: Red dachshund, 15 years
5720. 2-15,2-22 old, some hair off of back, blind in
one eye, he needs medicine for
20. hp Mercury, tiller handle, runs hip, hair and diabetes. His brother
good, $425. Call 674-5720. is blind in both eyes and needs him.
2-15,2-22 Grandchildren let him out.the day
'C my wife passed away. Please help
45 Mariner Classic boat motor, or if someone knows where he is,
comes with stainless steel prop, noquestionhsasked,heislikeachild
,- runs, great ,$1,350..Call 74- tome .$150rewardtQanyp.ewho
"5720. 2-15,2-2 heipds ftdhimrh.Lastseen at 16031

SE Pear St. in Blountstow

Lost: Siamese cat, blue eye
hair, dark brown tips. Last s
69 N about two miles past e
tary school. Answers to "Ba
found please call 674-9127

Lost: Black Labrador pup
weeks old, answers to
last seen by Connely's
on Aultman Ave. and Hwy
Blountstown Call 674-1362

Found: Light brown and
puppy, female with blue c
Hwy. 274 and Alfred Shell
Please call to claim orto take
Call 762-9182 after 6 p.m.

Found: Female Chinese
Estiffanulga, call to claim. C

Found: Beautiful, long hai
grown, Siamese colorcatwit
but no tag. Cat was found c
the high school. Call 674-8

Wanted: Large washing m
good condition, reasonably
Call 674-4235.

Wanted: Single mother wil
kids looking to rent or rent
a decent, reasonably priced
or mobile home located in
References available. Ca

Wanted: Looking for some
gives guitar lessons to childr

Wanted: Old Hot Wheels
any older used musical instr
Call 209-2733.

Wanted: Boxer dog, pu
grown, must be good with ch
free or at a reasonable price

Wanted: HUD housing, three
room, can pay upto $650 per
anywhere in Liberty Coun

Wanted: one cord firewood
2 ft. lengths. Call 762-8285

Wanted: Guns, paying ca
modem rifles, shotguns, pis
gun or collection, military
double barrels. Call 674-4

Wanted: Junk cars and tr
condition, no charge for
Call 762-8459.

1 1/2 Acres in Clarksvilli
with septic tank and well w
way frontage on Newso
$25,000. Call 674-5179.

:Five acres in Altha, 1 1/2
$45,000; 28 acres, all woo
"creek, $112,000; three a
,wooded inAltha, $21,500;
,eight cleared in Altha, $

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New home in Blountstown, three
bedroom, 2 bath, appliance pack-
age included, $114,500. Call 762-
8185. 2-15, 2-22

alemen- 1996 Southern Home mobile
ailey". If home, 28 x 72, three bedroom, two
T. bath, fireplace, extra-large kitchen
2-15, 2-22 and living room, located in Sneads
area, needs to be moved, asking f6r
ppy, 12 payoff. Call 762-2362, evenings.
'Onyx", 2-15, 2-22
Florist 1999 Southern Home mobile
y. 69 in home, 16 x 80, three bedroom,
or 674- two bath, master bath with walk-in
2-15,2-22tub, his and hers sink and shower,
two acres of land, circular driveway
J white and fenced in yard, $40,000. Call
dollar at 643-2226. 2-15, 2-22
ton Rd.
puppy. 1996 Liberty mobile home, estate
sale, 28 x 62, exceptionally clean
2-15, 2-22 with large, well-lit open rooms, two
bedrooms, two baths, sun room,
pug at eat-in kitchen, dining room, util-
all 643- ity room with built-in work table,
2-8,2-15 screened porch with sliding vinyl
windows, skylights, built-in radio/
red, full intercom, central heat and air, 2 x
thcollar 6 exterior walls, marble sills, fully
close to furnished down to the linens and
290. kitchen items, new upgraded ap-
2-8,2-15pliances, includes 4K emergency
- generator and a riding mower,
$36,500, must be moved. Call 674-
8385. 2-15, 2-22
machine, 1985 Mobile home, double wide,
priced. 28 x 64, asking pay off. Call 237-
2-15,2-22 2587. 2-8, 2-15

:h three 1997 Fleetwood mobile home,
to own triple wide, 1,800 sq. ft., three
,house bedroom/two bath, metal roof,
Bristol. must be moved, asking pay off.
ll 643- Call 643-6589. 2-8, 2-15
2-15, 2-22
Five acre tracts in the Carr com-
one that munity, $10,000 per acre. Call 674-
en.Call 6520, evenings. 2-8, 2-15
1999 Buccaneer mobile home,
cars or 28 x 80, four bedrooms with walk-
rument. in closets, two baths, master bath
15,22 has two sinks and garden tub,
S great room with fireplace, large
kitchen with lots of counter and
ippy or cabinet space, dining and large
children, laundry room, all electric with CH
ce. Call & A, needs new carpet in the great
2-15,2-22 room, sits on four lots of land with
deep well and septic system, back-
ee bed- yard fenced in with privacy fencing,
month, asking $63,000. Call 674-5312 or
ty. Call 557-9705 after 3 p.m. (CT).
2-15, 2-22 2-8, 2-15

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Moving sale, Saturday, Feb. 18
beginning at 8 a.m. at 16365 SE
Pear St. in Blountstown. Clothes,
misc. items. Cancel if rain. Call
674-8345. 2-15

12-21 T. 3-29 Yard sale, Saturday, Feb. 18 from
8 a.m. til 1 p.m. at Hwy. 65, south of
ucks, any Hosford, CR. 67A. Watch for signs.
removal. Cancel if rain. 2-15
1-28 T. 3-15
SMulti-family moving sale, Sat-
urday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
(ET) at 11488 NW Summers Rd. in
e cleared Bristol. Home decor, kitchen sup-
vith high- plies, microwaves, women's and
)me Rd., men's clothing, etc. 2-15
Moving sale, Saturday, Feb. 18
2-15,2-22 beginning at 8 a.m. at 14206 SW
cleared CR. 275 in Abe Springs. Golden
ded wareitd, Labrador Retriever with papers, 10

acres, all months old, paid $300, asking $150,
12acres ADBA Pit bull puppies with papers,
;149,000' $250 each, rabbits, chickens, big
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Building "muscles"... with cornstarch

by Sandy Miller Hays,
Agricultural Research Service
I've become fascinated with
No, I haven't taken up read-
ing "muscle man" magazines,
but in light of the extra holiday
pounds we all seem to pick up
somehow, I was interested to
read recently that one of the best
ways to burn calories is to build
muscle (such as through weight
training). It seems that muscle
is metabolicallyy active" and
burns calories even-when you're
sleeping. (Finally, something
that really does help you lose
weight while you sleep-it's the
dieter's dream come true!)
I also was surprised to read,
in a different article, that robots
have "muscles," too-not flesh-
and-blood muscles like we have,
but artificial muscles made of
something called "conductive
polymers." That's a very fancy
term for a type of shape-shifting
plastic that can bend, bulge and
contract in response to electrical
There's an idea afloat that
we might be able to put these
bendable polymers to work in
all sorts of ways, such as in bid-
medical applications, special-
ized sensors and even the next
generation of robotic rovers on
What probably won't sur-
prise you is that currently, these
conductive polymers are made
from petroleum (isn't every-
thing?). But the scientists of the
Agricultural Research Service
think they can change that.
The scientists say their stud--
ies show that plant materials
called polysaccharides-sub-
stances such as starch and cellu-,
lose-will work just as well as
the petroleum-based polymers.
That would give us an afford-
able, home-grown resource that
isn't reliant on foreign petro-
The plant products might
even outshine the petroleum-
based ones in at least one way.
The scientists say that one
characteristic of the man-made
polymers is their disorganized
molecular structure, which can
slow down the free flow of
electrons in the polymers. This
means the synthetic conductive
materials actually have a limited
range of conductivity, they're
difficult to cast into the shapes
needed, and they become brittle
after they've been used several
By contrast, plant polysac-
charides have a predictable,
uniform molecular makeup, so
it's easier to shape and process
them on a large scale. The bioi-
plastics canb e olded or made .
into a film or a powder. Also,
the materials enuironrtmeN
friendly and inexpensive,

In fact, the scientists' favor-
ite for making these "electroac-
tive" bioplastics-electroactive
simply means they can be stim-
ulated by electricity to expand
or bend-is a familiar friend to
any cook: cornstarch.
Cornstarch sells for less than
20 cents a pound. That's a whole
lot more palatable than the price
tag of $26,332 for a pound of a
polyaniline emeraldine-based
polymer, which is among the
most widely used types now.
Nor are we likely to run out
of those plant polysaccharides
anytime soon-especially not
cornstarch. In 2004, U.S. farm-
ers harvested close to 12 bil-
lion bushels of corn. About 280
million bushels were processed
into cornstarch. And the scien-

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tists say cornstarch is just one
of several "home-grown" can-
didates for making electroac-
tive bioplastics; they're even
looking at making the polymers
out of polysaccharides from
seaweed and bacterial sludge!
That's not to say the path to
plant-based electroactive bio-
plastics is totally smooth. For
one thing, many polysaccha-
rides are natural insulators, and
it's going to take some scientific
expertise to trick them into be-
ing good electrical conductors.
One problem is that starch is
a granular crystal. For the starch
to perform tasks like flexing the
artificial muscle of a robotic
arm, that crystal must first be
broken -down by heat or me-
chanical force.

Fortunately, the scientists
have just such a process, called
"reactive extrusion." This
makes it feasible to use existing
equipment to make these plant-
based polymers on a large scale.
So far, the tests indicate that the
conductivity of the plant-based
polymers is on par with those of
the existing synthetic conduc-
tive polymers, so we're off to a
good start.
The researchers are hopeful
that their plant-based bioplas-
tics will be compatible with the
human body, which could open
the door to various medical ap-
plications, including use in con-
trolled-release devices like insu-
lin pumps and nicotine patches.
Who ever thought cornstarch
could do such amazing things?


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doneaway with critical services
and programs. Their issues with
himr'culminated when.problems
arose, between health department
physician Dr. Mari Thomas and a.
nurse- practitioner oVer-the writ-
ing of prescriptions. The matter
is beirg investigated by the state
attorney's office. Odum fired
Thomas and the nurse practitioner
Sanders and Arnold insisted
Odum rehire Thomas. When he
refused, they wrote his boss and
asked that Odum be fired. After
meeting individually with com-
missioners, Dr. Bonnie Sorensen
sent a letter to the board, stating,
"Although I respectfully decline-
your recommendation to termi-
nate Mr. Odum, I assure you that
the Florida Department of Health
deeply values its relationship with
the board of county commission-
ers and I-pledge to work closely
with Mr. Odum."
-Despite his misgivings about
Odum's past performance. Sand-
ers acknowledged, "It sounds like
things are improving some." after
Odum addressed the board.
But Sanders went on to add
that if he felt the Liberty County
Health Department didn't get the
attention it needs, "I'm going
to ask the state again to remove
you....My opinion is you haven't
given us a fair shake like you have
in Calhoun County."
Odum then asked the chair-
man for specific examples and
responded to them one by one.

*HIRING: Sanders said that
about three years ago, he con-
tacted Odum on behalf of some-
one in Liberty County seeking
a job at the health department.
Sanders said he never heard back
from the administrator and when
he later called a Calhoun County
Commissioner, he said he learned
someone had been hired and the
job had not been advertised.. "I
was told that position in Liberty
County had already been filled by
someone from Calhoun County.
That ruffled my feathers real bad,"
Sanders-said- .
Odum'asked if the job he was
referring to might have. been
filled, by an in-house promotion
in the department. Sanders said
he didn't know. Odum then aid
that hiring is done through the
state and prospective employees
are required to apply online and
are screened byi an outsourced
company before the applications
come to him. "We're limited on
who we can interview\. We screen
applications and interview, apply
points based on answer scores and
"the one that comes out on top is
offered the job." he explained.
When questioned, he noted that
in some cases those who are not
computer literate are allowed to
submit handwritten applications
or given help w ith the application
According to information from

the Florida Department of Health,
two Liberty County residents
and two Calhoun County resi-
dents have been dismissed under
Odum's leadership.
PROGRAM: Arnold said the
health department discontinued
the much-needed program. Odum
said the program was fully funded
for three years but matching
money was required for the fourth
year. "We came to the board
for the match and you said, 'We
don't reinember anything about a
match,"' Odum stated. Without
the matching funds, the program
could riot continue that year.
Odum pointed out that the
state's mosquito program comes
under the Dept. of Agriculture
arid is not a public health func-
tion. He said Calhoun County
and Sarasota County were the
only two counties in the state that
operated the program through the
health department.
After the Liberty County Com-
mission refused to pro\ ide match-
ing funds. "the program was,
relinquished to their (commis-
sioners') control, along with a
newly purchased mosquito truck,"
according to information from the
Florida Department of Health.
"The food stamp program came
under the Department of Chil-
dren and Family Services, which

I HEALTH DEPT. continued from the front page I

picked up and left Liberty County
completely," Odum told the board.
"They also left Calhoun County."
He said the Women, Infant and
Children's Program (WIC) was
"functioning well over in Hosford
and is run through the Jackson
County Health Department."
PARITY: Although he didn't
address it directly at last week's
meeting, Odum responded earlier
to criticisms about the monies
given to the health department by
both Calhoun and Liberty County.
"The Liberty contribution has
been $39,500 per year since 2003.
The Calhoun contribution for the
same period was $34,250 and
$37,500. This year's contribu-
tion remains the same. The major
difference is that Calhoun County
maintains the health department
buildings and Liberty County
does not."
want to make it perfectly clear that
Dr. Carole Sutton is supervising,
not seeing patients," Odum told
the board. "She is supervising the
nurse practitioners and .\ill sign
offbehind them on prescriptions."
He expects to have a new doctor,
on the job soon. he said.
ing to complaints voiced at last
week's meeting. Odum said he
may reevaluate his system of ha\ -

ing patients call in on thevday they
want an appointment:." But ap-
pointments each day are booked
quickly and if you're not among
the first to call, you're out of luck.
That policy was instituted be-
cause of the problems created by
no-shows, he said, which caused
them to run as much as a half a
day behind.
His goal is for 20 patients to be
seen a day. "I hear these concerns
-and I will look at how we do our
scheduling," he said.
ABILITY: At a previous meeting,
commissioners and members of
the Liberty County Senior Citi-
zens Association expressed con-
cern that older patients would not
be able to get their medications
in a timely manner. "What nurse
-practitioners cannot prescribe is
narcotics," Odum stated emphati-
cally at the meeting. "Diabetic
medicine, blood pressure medi-
cine and heart medicine a nurse
practitioner can prescribe," he
"We're excited that things
are coming around," Odum told
the board. "When I came to the
health department, we had no
physician in Calhoun County and
no physician in Liberty County. I
was able to bring in a physician
and unfortunately, I had to let that
physician go. I want the board to
know that i am doing everything I
possibly can-to fill that position as
quickly as possible. That should
take place in the next week or
so," he said. -
Arnold brought up the subject
of hiring local people after getting
Odum to respond that the new
dental assistant was. from Calhoun
County. Odum said there were
no Liberty County applicants for
the job and noted he was aware
a, neighbor of the commissioner
had an interest in the job. He said
they did not receive an application
from her.
Arnold made a motion that
the board send a letter to the
governor's office .and the Sec-
retary of Health asking that Dr.
Thomas be reinstated and Odum
be fired. The motion failed for
lack of a second after Butcher
-.noted, "I think.the investigation
ought to run its course" before
taking further action.
As the board prepared to take
a break before addressing other
business that night, Odum asked
them to consider reinstating
the Liberty County Health De-
partment's fuel privileges at the
county road department pumps.
The board cut them off about
six weeks earlier. "I was told it
was curtailed because the billing
process was not proper," Odum
commented and said he went on to
take the necessary steps to adhere
to the new policy but was told he
needed the board's permission
before being able to refill county
After a brief discussion, the
board unanimously agreed to
restore fuel privileges, allowing
the health department to buy gas
at a bulk-price discount available
to-all'couinty vehicles. -'*
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DOH to phase out medical devices

containing liquid mercury by 2010

Florida Department of Health
(DOH) announced a new
policy phasing out medical
mercury-containing devices
within the Department by 2010.
Non-mercury devices shall be
purchased to replace the existing
medical mercury-containing
devices. The old devices will be
recycled through county solid
waste programs or with reputable
recycling companies.
"Mercury is damaging
to the health of humans and
the environment," said DOH
Secretary M. Rony Frangois,
M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D. "We
hope our partners in the medical
community will follow the
Florida Department of Health's
lead and remove mercury-
containing devices from their
In January 2005, the new
policy was distributed to all
of Florida's 67 County Health
Departments (CHDs) and the
22 Children Medical Services
(CMS) area offices within the
Department to ensure that liquid
mercury spills do not occur. By
2010, this policy will ensure the
department will be free of liquid
mercury medical devices. Being
mercury-free, the department
will prevent future mercury
spills, protect human health by
eliminating liquid mercury vapor
exposures and reduce cleanup
costs and liability. Mercury spill
cleanup is very expensive, and it
could cost $20,000 for a clinic to
clean up a single spill.
Liquid mercury is most
harmful when it's inhaled.
Short-term exposure to high
levels of liquid mercury vapors
may cause adverse health effects
including: lung damage, nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, increase in
blood pressure or heart rate,
skin rashes and eye irritation.
Pregnant women and children
should keep away from rooms
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used or spilled.


Phone 674-4557



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the health and safety of all people
in Florida through a delivery

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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027796/00059
 Material Information
Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: February 15, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)

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Odum addresses Liberty Commission

Bybee is
Miss Calhoun
...................... 15

Fire destroys
mobile home

Jeep, pickup
hit head-on
on Hwy. 69
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Teens charged
in vandalism
at school
write letters
of apology.,.12

Hunters get
more public
hunting land
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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Calhoun-Liberty Health De-
partment Administrator David
Odum addressed the Liberty
County Commnission at Thurs-
day's meeting last week to tell
them that a lot of good things
were happening at the health
"Effective tomorrow morn-
ing, we will have a nurse prac-
titioner full-time, five days a
week," he said. "We are still in
negotiations full-time nego-
tiations, I hope with a physi-
cian." That doctor is currently

working with a hos-
pital and will ha\ e
to get approval to
be released from his
current contract. If
that does not happen.
a second doctor ha,
expressed interest in
working here, Odu n
told the board.
He also gave an
update on Libert.
County's new chil-


dren's dental clinic, which
opens Friday and will serve
Medicaid-eligible children

Bristol man killed in

single-vehicle wreck
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Bristol man died when his pickup crashed and caught fire
Friday afternoon in Gadsden County.
Killed was 42-year-old Mark Jerome Shuler.
According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Shuler
was driving east on State Road 8 when he lost control of his 1996
Chevrolet pickup around 4:26 p.m.
The truck, which was traveling in the outside lane, left the road
and went onto the south shoulder and into a line of trees, according
to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The right front of the vehicle struck a tree and continued east-
bound until hitting a second tree. The impact sent the truck spin-
ning counterclockwise until it came to a final rest facing east. The
truck then caught fire and was fully engulfed by flames, according
to-the FHP report.
Shuler was pronounced dead at the scene.
Services were held Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in Bristol. Interment followed in Evans Cemetery
in Telogia.
A master welder and pipe fitter, Shuler moved back to Bristol
in 1995 and was a proud member of the Pipe Fitters Union Local
503. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include his son, Brigham Samuel Shuler II of Bristol;
his parents, Col. Brigham S. Shuler and Charlotte H. Shuler LCSW
of Bristol; a sister, Beth S. Smith and her husband, Bruce of Bristol;
a niece, Loulie Smith of Bristol; maternal grandparents, Col.
Charles L. Hutto and Loulie C. Hutto of Smith Mountain Lake,
VA. His complete obituary appears on page 22.

through the age of
21. Paula Brace-
well ha-. been hired
to v.ork as dental
assistant to the new
dentist. Dr. Jeremy
A. Le\ is, \k hose
office \% ill be open
fite da\ s a week,
he said.
Odum reminded
commissioners that
the county will have

a new Healthy Start facility
after renovation is completed
on a Bristol building near the

health department.
While the board has been
anxious to hear some good
news about the Liberty County
Health Department, at least two
members are disappointed that
they're hearing it from Odum
following their recent efforts
to have him fired.
Board Chairman John T.
Sanders and Commissioner
L.B. Arnold have accused the
administrator of hiring Calhoun
County employees over Liberty
County workers and say he's
See HEALTH DEPT. page 27

Liberty County High School ninth grader Jordan
Reddick slides into home plate as he scores for
the Garnet Team at the annual Liberty County High
School 100-inning game held Friday in Bristol. For
more on the day's event, turn to page 21.

FHP trooper not hurt when patrol car overturns

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An FHP trooper escaped
with only minor injuries after a

Sunday afternoon accident that of Panama City was driving
totaled his patrol car. east on State Road 12, north of
Trooper Wilburn A. Hart Prison Road in Liberty County,

when his 1999 Ford Crown
Victoria patrol car traveled off
the road and onto the south
When Hart pulled back onto
State Road 12, he traveled
across both lanes to the north
The patrol car then rotated
and overturned on the north
shoulder, coming to rest on its
roof facing south.
The trooper suffered minor
injuries in the 3:15 p.m. crash
and was treated at Gulf Coast

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Feb. 6: BillieJo Tolley, VOP (state); Raymond Harrington, VOP
(state); Micah Donaldson, VOP (state).
Feb. 7: Grant Landrum, serving weekends; Pablo Clemente,
holding for Hillsborough Co.
Feb. 8: Albert Todd, aggravated assault with deadly weapon;
Thomas Dawsey, VOP (county); Donald Turner Jr., possession
of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia; Lea Carla Causey,
FTA (three times), violation of conditional release.
Feb. 9: Sandra Moore, disturbance at school, trespass prop-
erty, Karlier Robinson, worthless checks.
Feb. 10: Robinson Peltun, failed to redeliver hired lease prop-
erty (Jackson Co.).
Feb. 11: Shawn McDaniel, possession of less than 20
Feb. 12: Amos Anderson, possession of less than 20 grams,
possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence;
Katrina Coleman, possession of less than 20 grams, possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 13: Gary Brown, driving while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge, violation of suspended sentence; Ro-
meo Loredo, FTA, driving while license suspended or revoked
(Brevard Co.).
Feb. 5: Amber Cherie Peacock, DUI with property damage.
Feb. 7: Larry Fine, sentenced 10 days; Artemio Escandon,
sentenced 30 days; Efren Mundo Garcia, no valid driver's license,
warrant; Adam Bias, sentenced 10 days.
Feb. 8: Carla Lea Causey, holding for CCSO; Michael Jerome
Bailey, holding for CCSO.
Feb. 10: Jeremiah McSpaddin, VOP (state); Sandra Jarrell,
awaiting court CCSO; Adam Bias, serving weekends; Ira Clark,
serving weekends; Jaime Paredes, serving weekends.
Feb. 11: Douglas Burke, less than 20 grams.
Feb. 13: Malachi A. Meyers, driving while license suspended
or revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia; Katrina R. Cole-
man, holding for CCSO.
Listingsinclude name followedbychargeandidentficaltonofarrestingagency. The namesabove rep-
resent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 6 through Feb. 12, 2006
Citations issued:
Accidents............. 02 Traffic Citations................05
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....&62
Business alarms....02 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints.............................. ......................... 155

Fire started by oil heater destroys

Liberty County mobile home Friday
An oil heater was determined to be the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a mobile
home on Hwy. 12 North, according to Bristol Fire Chief Dale Hobby. A passing motorist
reported the fire when he saw flames coming from the windows of a singlewide rental home
in Gertrude's Trailer Park as he drove by around 6:45 a.m. Friday. Tracey Bellamy, who lived
in the trailer, was at work at a Bristol assisted-living residence at the time of the blaze. The
trailer reignited several times later in the day and volunteer firefighters, shown above, returned
to the scene to keep the blaze under control. Hobby said Bellamy was able to retrieve some
family photos and received assistance from the Red Cross. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS

Jeep hits pickup after dodging another vehicle

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SFR home in Twin Oaks Subdivision, 3/2 bath,

by Teresa Eubanks,-Journal Editor 1,352 ft. $138000
A Blountstown man was charged with turning
left in front of approaching traffic and failure to *PRICE REDUCED-SFR Fleetwood model. $79,900.
report an accident with injuries after a Thursday ....remodeled home, 1,300 sq. -POSSIBILITIES GA-
evening collision on Iwy. 69 South, a half mile ft., 3/2 bath on 3.5 acres in LORE-13,200 sq. ft. build-
south of State Road 71. Hosford. $149,900. ing in Bristol, currently
Rudolph Engram, 62, was charged with the *UNDER CONTRACT- being used as a church.
collision that left the drivers of two vehicles with SFR home, 3/1.5 on 1.31 $750,000.
non-incapacitating injuries.' acres in Sumatra bordering -COMMERCIAL LOT AND
Engram was southbound on Hwy. 69 at 6:42 Black Creek. $150,000. BUILDING-One commer-
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p.m. when he began to make a turn and stopped home on one acre, 2002 building. $75,000.
in the northbound lane. J.T. Brown, 41, of he00
Blountstown was behind him on the road. Sean 19204 NW STATE RD. 12 IN BRISTOL
Thomas, 20, of Blountstown as traveling north- 19204 NW STATERD. 12 IN BRISTOL
bound on Hwy. 69 when he drove up and found. ( ,, Broker: Jack (Hal) Summers, Jr.
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Thomas took evasive action to keep from hit- Phone: 850-643-5115
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lane, where "his 1998 Jeep Grand Cherolkee ran; into the ditch on the west side of the road. Both driv- i "
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which is now being operated
by community members to
secure a loan of $600,000
that was available through the
Office of Tourism and Trade.
The loan, which would be
available at 3% interest, must
be made through a local unit
of government, he said.
"We're making some
progress out there," he said
of efforts to revitalize Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. "Families are
wanting to take over rooms
and fix them. up and paint
them, civic organizations are.
offering to make contributions
to get the CT Scanner running
and we're getting calls from
state agencies wanting to
send people in to run tests,"
he told the council. "Things

are beginning to fall in place,
but it's going to take all of us
working and pulling together
to make it into a success," he
"It's. a solid, good
investment," he said, adding,
"It can do better than it's doing
State Representative
Marti Coley said she was
encouraged by the possibility
of funds being made available
through a proposed bill and
said she would work to do
what she could to get it passed
into law.
Council members said they
would give consideration to
the request and agreed to
meet again on the issue next

Boyd holds District Council

Healthcare meeting Monday
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) hosted a meeting
with the. District Healthcare Council to discuss local healthcare is-
sues and concerns Monday in Tallahassee. The District Healthcare
Council is comprised of 24 representatives from 16 counties .across
North Plorida.
"Access to quality, affordable healthcare is a critical part of Ameri-
can life," saitl Congressman Boyd. "Although much more needs to
be done in Washington, there is more that we can do at home as well.
With representatives from each county in Florida's 2nd Congressional
District, it is my hope that we can pool our resources and develop
common healthcare initiatives to improve the overall quality of
healthcare in North Florida."
Congressman Boyd formed the District Healthcare Council last
year to tackle healthcare issues locally. Each county was given the
task of choosing a representative to serve on the District Healthcare
Council. Representing Calhoun County is David Odum with the
Calhoun County Health Department.
"The District Healthcare Council assembles people from all differ-
ent professions and points of view so that the discussions and solutions
will be comprehensive and representative of our unique district,"
Boyd stated. "By bringing the district together, we can better serve
the healthcare needs of North Floridians."

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Calhoun-Liberty Hospital board asks

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LCHS Class of 1996

reunion planned
The LCHS Class of 1996 Reunion is
scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 13.
We will have a family pot-luck dinner at
Veterans Memorial Park Friday evening
starting at 5 p.m., and will then attend the
Liberty County High School Homecoming
game. There will also be an adults only
dinner cruise aboard the Lady Anderson
Saturday afternoon.
Any 1996 graduate of LCHS is
encouraged to contact Grant Conyers
at grantconyers@comcast.net or
Mandie McMillan Fowler at mandie.
fowler@gmail.com if they are interested
in participating.

Calhoun Co. Dixie Youth

Baseball signups
The last chance to register your child
for the Calhoun County Dixie Youth
Baseball program is here!!! Final sign-
ups will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at the
Blountstown High School gym between
8 a.m. and 12 p.m. (CT). Please bring a
copy of your child's birth certificate and
the $40 fee upon registration.
This is the final chance to register. If
you have any questions, please call Emory
Home at 674-2434.

LCHS baseball alumni

game this Saturday
The Liberty County High School
Alumni game which was scheduled to
take place last Saturday was postponed
due to rain. It has been rescheduled to
take place this coming Saturday, Feb. 18
at noon at the LCHS baseball field.
We welcome all alumni to come out
and participate. Lunch will be served and
all participants will receive a Bulldog
Baseball Alumni T-shirt.

Senior World to offer

Spanish lessons

at Troy University
DOTHAN Habla Espanol? During
the month of February, the Senior World
Group of Dothan will offer conversational
Spanish -lessons for seniors at Troy
University. The non-credit classes began
Feb. 7, and will continue each Tuesday
throughout the month.
Area residents age 50 and over, who
are interested in learning a new hobby or
traveling abroad, are encouraged to sign
up. Each session is held from 9 a.m. to ,4
p.m. on the Dothan Campus.-
The classes are free to Senior World
members. Non-members will be
charged a small fee to register. For more
information, contact the Troy University
Continuing Education Center at (334)
CALENDAR LISTING First, just call in the person's
name and date to be listed on our weekly community
calendar. There is no charge. Callers are asked to
give their own name and phone number in case we
need to verify a spelling or double-check the date.
We encourage our readers to compile a list of their
family's and friends' birthdays, printed clearly, and
mail or fax them to us at The Journal.

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2006 Miss Altha

Weight Loss Support Group
meets at 1 p.m. at Shelton Park Library


Rotary Club meets at AfUUWPiA
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon Linldell &]
The Bridle Club meets from 3:30 5 p.m. at Sonya McClain
Veterans Memorial Civic Center
LCHS Project Graduation meeting in
Vanessa Ford's classroom, 6 p.m.
Boy Scout Troops 200 & 203 meet at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door

Blountstown Woman's Club
meets 11:45 a.m. in the board room
at the W.T. Neal Civic Center

Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
membership meets at.noon, Calhoun Co. Sr. Citizens

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

Mossy Pond VFD meets at 7 p.m. at the Fire House

AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

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

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

Sacred Harp Singing at Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement in the historic
Mennonite Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2006 'Ride for the Kids'Poker Run
starting at 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park

To deay


Mary Sue

'Let Your Gift Make Room for You'Parade
Lineup at 9 a.m., parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Blountstown High School

AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown, 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
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Altha Boy Scouts
meet tonight at
5:30 p.m. at the
Altha VFD

SAL fluo
President's Day


Colton Thomas,
Nicole Thomas

Lirtzzie Bla
Lizzie Black

Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house

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

Colton Arnold,
Katie Malone

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



Pageant planned
The Altha PTO wishes to invite your
daughter to participate in the 2006 Little
Miss/Young, Miss/Junior, Miss/Teen,
Miss/Miss Altha Pageant, which will be
held Saturday, March 18. The entry fee is
$40. Please make checks payable to Altha
PTO. Entry form and fee is due no later
than Monday, Feb. 20.
If your daughter is in the first grade,
she may participate in the Little Miss Di-
vision. If your daughter will be 10 years
of age, but not over 11 years of age by
Oct. 1, 2006, she may participate in the
Young Miss Division. If your daughter
will be 12 years of age, but not over 14
years of age by Oct. 1, she may partici-
pate in the Junior Miss Division. If your
daughter will be 15 years of age, but not
over 16 years of age by Oct., 1, she may
participate in the Teen Miss Division. If
your daughter will be 17 years of age but
not over 21 years of age by Oct. 1, she
may participate in the Miss Division.
All participates must be enrolled in
Altha Public School or Carr Elementary
(with an Altha address) or a graduate of
Altha Public School. Contestants tlust
not have ever been married, nor have ever
been pregnant.
If you have any questions concerning
the pageant, please feel free to contact
Deanne Cox at 762-8845 or Suzette Price
at 762-3299 during the evenings.

Elks Lodge #1516 fish fry
The Marianna Elks Lodge #1516 is spon-
soring a fish fry on Friday, March 10 from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be serving fish
fillets, cheese grits, coleslaw, hush puppies,
tea or coffee. You may eat in or takeout for
a donation of $6 per plate. The proceeds
from the fish fry will go to support of the
Elks Children's Therapy Services.
For tickets call Bill Dunn at 526-3587.
Everyone is urged to purchase tickets in
The Elks Children's Therapy Services
provides free of charge, occupational and/
or physical therapy to any child up to the
age of 18. Several children within the ju-
risdiction of the Marianna Lodge have re-
ceived treatment from the Elks Children's
Therapy Services. We will designate the
donated money be only spent in the Mari-
anna jurisdiction. For more information
about Children's Therapy Services, contact
the Lodge at 526-4992.


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Magnet Lab's 12th Annual Open House Feb.
from the National High -NASA Space Stations- train, a potato cannon, a science and state educ
MagneticFieldLaboratory Featured are interactive, kid- photography contest, and the including sch
a TL High A net i T F friendly comet -activities, return of the Great Magnet Lab tours, outreach
National High Magnetic Field including a display of collection Search Party. The latter is a fun- curriculum prod
Laboratory will hold its 12th materials used on the NASA filled, family "thinking" activity throughout Floric
Annual Open House on Saturday, Stardust and Genesis missions; solving several small puzzles the lab's Comm
Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Build-A-Comet," with amazing that are clues to a much larger, and Education
This popular community event pictures of Comet Wild 2; and grand puzzle. will be participate
offers activities for all ages, "Draw Your Own Spacecraft" Anotherprominent participant House with spec
including hands-on science, self- for landing on the Wall of in the 12th Annual Open House activities, include
guided tours of the laboratory Technology. is FSU's Center for Advanced auction. Look for
and interactive demonstrations. *Free Electron Laser Display- Power -Systems (CAPS), one from the St. M
Afewofthehighlightsplanned This is ahair-raising, kid-friendly of the magnet lab's partners in Refuge; the Tallah
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Motion": Open House visitors also will include electric and solar Arts and Sciences
-Solar Proton Storm Display- get a close-up look and a cars from the Florida A&M on the Move; th
This flashy and intriguing layperson's understanding of University/FSU- College of organization; the
experiment uses light, color work under way at the magnet Engineering, superconducting Service Center;
and sound to demonstrate the lab. Scientists and engineers nitrogen experiments, and the Life; FSU Won
mysterious Red Aurora Borealis.
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*From Doak Campbell
Stadium (intersection of Gaines
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Go south on Lake Bradford
Road to the third traffic light.
Turn right on Levy Street and
proceed straight until the road
ends at East Paul Dirac Drive.
The laboratory will be directly
ahead. Parking will be on the
left on Levy Street. Handicapped
parking is available at the front
of the building.
*From Interstate 10 and
Route 263 (Capital Circle
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Circle Northwest. Continue
through the intersection with
Route 20. At the next traffic
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Turn left at Pottsdamer Street
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The magnet lab will be straight
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Department of Children and

Families public meetings set

from the Department of
Children and Families
The Department of Children
and Families will have a public
meeting to discuss the eligibil-
ity determination process for
Medicaid benefits based on age
or disability, including nursing
home care. Interested parties,
including the general public, re-
cipients, family members, advo-
cates and service providers are
invited to provide comments and
suggestions on the process.
Four different meetings and
locations are available for your
*Feb. 21 Madison Employ-
ment Connections 200 W. Base
St, second floor of Wachovia
Bank in Madison, 9:30 to 11
a.m. (ET)
Feb. 21 Cedars Execu-
tive Center, 2639 N. Monroe St.,
Building A, Room 201 in Talla-
hassee, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (ET)

For additional information
on the above meetings, contact
Vicki Abrams at 488-9217. Any
person requiring special ac-
commodations due to disability
or physical impairment should
contact the department at least
five days prior to the meeting by
call 488-9217 or e-mail vicki_
*Feb. 22 705 W. 15th St.,
Conference Room 300 in Pana-
ma City, 9 to 10:30 a.m. (CT).
For additional information
on the a.m. meeting, contact
Jerry Sewell at 872-7648. Any
person requiring special ac-
commodations due to disability
or physical impairment should
contact the department at least
five days prior to the meeting by
call 872-7648 or e-mail jerry_
*Feb. 22 Jackson County
Agricultural, Conference Cen-
ter, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave. in

Marianna, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (CT).
For additional information on
the above meeting, contact Vicki
Abrams at 488-9217. Any per-
son requiring special accom-
modations due to disability or
physical impairment should
contact the department at least
five days prior to the meeting by
call 488-9217 or e-mail vicki_
abrams @ dcf.state.fl.us.
General subject matter to be
considered is to gather informa-
tion and comments on the eligi-
bility determination process for
Medicaid benefits based on age
or disability, including nursing'
home care. The process includes
the electronic Web based ap-
plication, referrals, notices and
communication with staff.
NOTE: The meeting is not
intended to address eligibility
criteria such as income and asset
limits, or service issues such as
access to prescription drugs.

Kidfest seeks sponsors, entertainers, vendors,

volunteers and participants for activity boothes

from the Early Education and Care Inc.
The 13th Annual Kidfest will
be held Saturday, April 22 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT)- on the
grounds of Gulf Coast Com-
munity College in Panama City.
The festival provides a day of
activities and entertainment
for children and families in the
tri-state region. Approximately

12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321

7,000 people attend Kidfest
each year.
Sponsors, entertainers, ven-
dors, volunteers and other partic-
ipants of children's activities are
needed to participate in Kidfest
2006. Kidfest is a major com-
munity event that strengthens
the family unit while supporting
vital programs and services pro-

Guardian ad Litem
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and neglected children in our community.
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Care Inc. (EEC). As a private,
not-for-profit corporation, EEC
counts on the community to help
us fulfill our mission. Kidfest is
a celebration that provides a day
of fun and magic for children of
all ages.
All area businesses, individu-
als or organizations interested in
participating in Kidfest by spon-
soring an activity or contribut-
ing funds, services, or volunteer
hours, can contact Early Educa-
tion and Care Inc. at 872-7550
or 1-800-768-8316. An EEC
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SDORNER Purple Heart. I supported the inva-
red military officer sion of Afghanistan, but, because
i extensive back- o ,
and foreign policy of the invasion of Iraq, the U.S.
Shalimar, Fla. military didn't finish the job in
/ Afghanistan.
Today, the warlords or the Taliban control the
Afghan countryside. The poppy fields of Afghani-
stan are supplying about 70% of the world's heroin.
Instead of letting Osama bin Laden escape into the
Afghan-Pakistan border region, the U.S. military
should have been permitted to use airpower to level
every village in that mountainous region. When the
smoke cleared, airlift army troops into the villages
to search for bin Laden.
Brutal? Yes, but that's what warfare is about, and
they might have caught or killed bin Laden.
All that is water under the bridge. The issue now
facing the American people is what to do about the
war in Iraq and the larger problem of terrorism. In
all fairness to Mr. Bush, there is no easy answer.
We are in Iraq. Like it or not, we are at war with
the Muslim world. Some refer to this situation as a
religious war, or a clash of civilizations. Take your
pick, but straightening out this mess and regaining
some degree of stability in the Middle East is not
going to be easy.
Blind allegiance to political parties is danger-
ous because with blind allegiance comes blinders
which results in decisions that are "my way, or hit
the highway."
Today, the issues facing America are as serious
as the issues of WWII. There should be a national
discourse on Mr. Bush's belief that America should
rid the world of tyranny. If you agree, then please
agree to tripling the number of people in the armed
forces and tripling the defense budget. Conventional
warfare is labor intensive and expensive. Be prepared
for you, your children, and your grandchildren to
fight the war. Be prepared for you and them to die.
Brutal? Yes, but that is what warfare is all about.
However, national discourse suffers because many
people can't get beyond "I hate liberals or conserva-
tives." In his Christmas letter, a fellow officer who
served with me in my fighter squadron and wing,
refers to those of us whose political beliefs are
somewhere to the left of Attila the Hun as "Commie
Pinkos." So much for Christmas greetings.
Would it be possible to have.a rational discussion
with this fellow about what to do in Iraq, or about
the terrorist threat?
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and religious ideology above all COX'S G
else in America's pluralistic soci- Jerry Cox is a re
Sand writer with a
ety is not a good thing. Americans ground in domestic
are not a homogeneous group. issues. He lives ii
Americans aren't all alike with the x
same political and religious views. American democ-,
racy is messy, but government works best when all
voices are heard and all opinions considered.
In my view, American democracy is strongest
when public policy accommodates most of the people
most of the time. Catering to political and religious
extremes whether they are to the right or left is the
wrong way to go.
I believe, and I have written many times, that the
common sense of the American people is one of the
great strengths of America. I think that we are at a
point in our history where the common sense of the
American people is being tested.
I disagree with President Bush's foreign and
domestic policy. That's my right. My disagreement
isn't based on a personal dislike for Mr. Bush. He is
probably a nice person, but I'd like to have a one-
on-one with him and hear his explanation as to why
he thinks that it is America's responsibility to rid the
world of tyranny. While ridding the world of tyranny
is a noble idea, is it practical? How many American
lives and how much money are we willing to invest
in this cause?
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haircut, get in my uniform and report for duty in a


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by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift

WASHINGTON A battle has commenced in the Re-
publican Party between tactics and principles. It is an inter-
esting and inevitable story that proves that inevitability and
predictability are not the same because a few weeks ago no
one expected that the Paragons of Principles would actually
challenge the erstwhile unstoppable Tatars of Tactics. This
was especially true because the Paragons were leaderless
whereas the Tatars continue to be led by win-at-any-price
Karl Rove, the man President Buslidubbed the architect of
victory. Until recently, he was seconded by the now-ousted
House majority leader, Rep. Tom Delay of Texas, a man
known as the Hammer of the House.
What changed the dynamic was the revelation that the
president had authorized domestic wiretaps in violation of
the Constitution and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Act of 1978 (FISA). That act stipulated that the executive
branch must obtain wiretapping warrants from a special
court. It even authorized warrants after fact for urgent situ-
ations. The president, however, was unapologetic, claiming
he had the right to do what he was doing and he was going
to keep on doing it.
Rove had his opening. Realizing that people have his-
torically chosen safety over freedom, he stressed the fact
that America has not been hit with another major terrorist
attack since 9/11, and domestic wiretapping was a signifi-
cant factor in that record. The public bought it. Poll after
poll has shown that a clear majority of Americans agreed
with the president.
Enter the Paragons.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman. Arlen Specter,
R-Pa., disagreed with his party's president and leader and
called for hearings. Other Republican voices began to
.join. Senr Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., spoke up. Sen. Susan
Collins, R-Me., expressed skepticism. So did Sen. Lisa
Murkowski, R-Ak., and Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. Then
came the biggest blow. Rep. Heather A. Wilson, R-N.M.,
said she had "serious concerns." Rep. Wilson's split with
the president was stilnning both because it was unexpected
and because her credentials give her words particular clout.
An Air Force Academy graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Rep.
Wilson chairs the subcommittee that has responsibility
for monitoring the National Security Agency (NSA), the
organization that is conducting the domestic spying.
How did this happen? The president's approval rating is
down, the war in Iraq is increasingly unpopular, the budget
is soaring, and the Bush administration's handling of Hur-
ricane Katrina was widely viewed as inept. Republicans
are in trouble going into the 2006 congressional elections.
So why not jump on the one bandwagon going their way?
It was an obvious move for Rove. The Republican slogan
going into November could read, "We kept you safe."
Yet, Wilson and increasing numbers of Republican
legislators are balking. Perhaps it is because they believe
the public mood will change when the realization of lost
liberties set in. Or more likely it is because they are simply
doing their duty. The president overstepped his authority,
and they called him on it regardless of the political conse-
quences. And there will be consequences.
Rove is noted for playing hardball, a fact that Wilson
and her compatriots are about to realize. There have been
former Bush administration dissenters in the past, but how
many of them continued their dissent. Rove has a way of
finding the right buttons to push, and he pushes them with
a vengeance.
For -thi moment, the battle is in the balance. Will the
Republican insurgents gain momentum or will Rove si-
lence them It could go either way, but we're betting that
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Sing March 11
The Liberty County Ministe-
rial Association presents the first
annual Liberty Gospel Sing at
Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Center on Saturday, March 11.
Featured performers will be
the Gann Brothers, Fortress and
the Basford Brothers.
Come and join us for a great
night of gospel singing!
We will begin serving chicken
pilau plates at 5:30 p.m. at a cost
of $5 per plate.
Gospel sing will start at 7 p.m.
with free admission. A love offer-
ing will be taken.
For more information, call

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ments and remind you to be sure to include
the dayand dateas well as time andlocation
of each event. We also ask thatyou include
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1 by Ryan McDougald

Text: Ephesians 1:1-14
Some theologians were debat-
ing predestination and free will. The
predestination group argued that man
could not choose his life's direction.
The free will group argued that God
did not predetermine the course of
man's life.
One theologian decided to join.
the predestination crowd. They asked,
"Who sent you here?"
"No one sent me. I came of my own
free will."
"Free will!" they shouted, "You
can't join us of your own free will."
He went to the free will crowd.
They asked, "When did you decide to
join us?"
"I didn't decide, I was sent here,"
he answered.
"Sent here!" they shouted, "You
can't join us unless you choose by your
ownffree will."
What does predestine mean? Barnes
says predestine, "means to set bounds
before; arid then to predetermine."
Mounce, Vine, and Strong agree. Rom
8:29 sheds light, "For those God fore-
knew He also predestinated...(NIV)."
God is all knowing. There is nothing
in the past, present, or future that He
does not know.
Did God .choose certain people
to die and go to Hell and others to be
saved? Did God eliminate our free
will? Interpret scripture by scripture.
"...He is patient with you, not want-
ing anyone to perish, but everyone to
come to repentance (NIV)." 2 Pet 3:9
"And He died for all... (NIV)." 2 Cor
5:15. God knew ahead of time what.
our choice would be. I give my dog the
choice to stand there for her bath, but I
know she is going to run every time I
come at her with the water hose.
God is not the cruel God that many
make Him out to be. God's intention
has always been and always will be to
bless you and make you His child.You
just need to accept His offer. .


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gospel sing
The Abe Springs Baptist
Church will have a gospel sing
on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
(CT). Featured singers for th
event will be Sister Joyce Igo and
other local talent.
Everyone is welcome to at-
The church is located at 13913
SW CR. 275. For more informa-
tion, call 674-5880 or 674-4376.

Corinth Baptist Church will
have a church-wide yard sale
Saturday, March 4 beginning at
7 a.m.
All proceeds will go to the new
church building fund.
The church is located on Hwy.
65 South and Moore Road in
For more information or if you
have anything you would like to
donate, call 379-8861. We will be
glad to pick up any large items.

Kirklarnd Singers
Blountstown First Assembly
of God welcomes everyone to
join them in good spirit-filled
singing and preaching Friday,
Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 at
7 p.m. (CT) and Sunday, Feb. 19
at 11 a.m. The Kirkland Singers
from Douglas, GA will be the
featured singers.
For more information, call
674-8807 or 674-4143.

The family of Ralph Carlton Chandler King would like to thank
everyone for their prayers, visits, cards, flowers, food and kindness
during our great loss. There are no words that can express how
much we appreciate the support and concern given to our family and
friends during this difficult time.
A special thanks to Abe Springs Baptist Church and Abe Springs
Pentecostal Church, Rev. David Nichols and Rev. Allen Pitts.
Ila Chandler and family

The family of Edsel Deason would like to express our heartfelt
gratitude for the outpouring of love shown to us during our recent
loss. The flowers were beautiful, food was plentiful and delicious,
words were encouraging and comforting, donations were generous
and most importantly the prayers were appreciated.
Our community and church family has made this difficult time in
our lives a little easier. We have been truly blessed by each and every
act of kindness and thank you for continued prayers for our family.
Sincerely, the Edsel Deason Family

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the event in question when you write your thank-yous since many of our read-
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it's always nice to make mention of it if the patient has returned home and is
doing well.
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celebrating her second birth-
day on Feb. 24. She is the
daughter of Vontessa McCray
and Eddie Lee Carter Jr. Her
grandparents are Gladastone
and Leola Love of Bristol,
Jerome Johnson of Tallahas-
see, and Willie Ruth Allen and
the late Eddie Lee Carter Sr.
of Bristol. Her great-grand-
parents are the late James
McCray and Rosetta Baker
of Bristol, Areletha Mathis of
Sneads and Edna and the late
Robert Johnson. Her godpar-
ents are Jessica Dawson and
Bryant Johnson and Osmond
and Gloria Johnson of Tal-
lahasee. She enjoys watch-
ing cartoons, playing outside
with her cousins, Sheffield
and Vashara, singing, and
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man of Bristol are proud to
announce the birth of their
son, Jacob Scott Hagerman,
born on Dec. 11, 2005 at Tal-
lahassee Memorial Hospital.
He weighed 8 Ibs. and 11 oz.
and measured 21 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Billy and Barbara Hobby of
Bristol. Paternal grandparents
are Ken and Debra Hagerman
of Newport News, VA. He
loves watching his big brother,
Nicklous, playing, andcsmfing
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Sara Catherine Brown cele-
brated her second birthday on
Jan. 27. She is the daughter
of Beth and Doyle Brown of
Blue Creek. Her grandparents
are Ruth and Bob Pickron of
Bristol and Pauline and Sonny
Brown of Blue Creek. Sara
Catherine celebrated with a
Winnie-the-Pooh cake with
her family.

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Anthony Scott Reddick cel-
ebrated his 15th birthday
on Feb. 3. He is the son of
Scott and Michelle Reddick
of Scotts Ferry. His grand-
parents are Donna and Eric
Atkinson of Bristol and be-
loved grandfather, the late
Harlon Reddick, also of Bristol.
His great-grandparents are
Therag Burge of Scotts Ferry,
Elizabeth and beloved late
granddad, Harry Osborne of
Blountstown and Rufus and
Katie Lou Reddick of Bristol.

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Arlon and Shirley Burke of
Scotts Ferry, beloved late
grandfather, Harlon Reddick
formerly of Bristol, and Donna
and Eric Atkinson, also of Bristol. Her great-grandparents are
Therag Burge of Scotts Ferry, Rufus and Katie Lou Reddick
of Bristol, and Elizabeth and beloved late granddad, Harry
Osborne of Blountstown.

Hardy Mitchell is celebrating
his sixth birthday on Feb. 21.
He is the son of Veronica and
Michael O'Bryan of Altha and
Jimmy Mitchell of Delwood.
His maternal grandparents
are Ronnie and Terrie Stone,
J. 0. and Clyde Stone, all of
Blountstown and J. A. and
Myrtice Pitts of Kinard. His
paternal grandparents are An-
nie and Joe Davis of Altha, Leon and Kathy Mitchell of Lake
Ta/quin and Frances Cloud of Sneads. His great-grandmothers
are Lucille Godwin and Joyce Maloy both of Altha. He enjoys
camping with nana and grandaddy and playing outside with
his friends.

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Bryant of Blountstown and Nell
Bryant of Bristol.
The wedding will be held on
March 3, 2006 at 6 p.m. (CT) at
the W. T. Neal Civic Center in
Blountstown with Rev. Riley Ad-
ams performing the ceremony.

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Membership meeting this Thursday

Membership Meeting ,--
Don't forget .that the Calhoun
Chamber's monthly member-
ship meeting is on Thursday,
Feb. 16! Meeting starts at noon
(CT) at Calhoun County Senior
Citizens. Please show commu-
nity support for our hospital by
attending the presentation by
Dave Berk, the hospital consul-
tant from Washington, who will
bring members up to date on the
status of keeping the- Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital active. Also on
the agenda is information about
the Chamber's Annual Banquet.
RSVP to Calhoun County Senior
Citizens with reservations for
lunch via telephone, 674-4163.
Main Street Blountstown -
Main Street Blountstown mem-
bers attended the Blountstown
City Council meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 14 to support Park
Trammel's and Robert Tram-
mel's efforts to get financing
for a Blountstown City Com-_

plex. Park and Linda Trammel
attended the last Main Street
meeting advising members the
Senate and the House of Repre-
sentatives has agreed to include
funding in their proposed bud-
gets for the anticipated complex.
Plans are to include the new
Blountstown Police Department
in the City Complex once fi-
nancing is secured. Park contin-
ues to stress the importance of a
"unified" downtown appearance
to preserve the integrity of the
Main Street Blountstown stan-
dards. The Chamber would like
to extend a special "Thank You"
to the downtown merchants who
help with this effort and to en-
courage others to join us.
Angie Hill will bring a packet
to the next Main Street meeting
and give a more in-depth report
on the recent Florida Main Street
101 Workshop that she and Phil-
lip Hill attended in Auburndale.
Award for Outstanding Citizen
- The Chamber still needs nom-
inations for "Outstanding Citi-
zen of the Year" for 2005. Some
recent suggestions are those who
volunteered to help the Hurri-
cane Katrina victims, help chil-
dren in our community, and help
with Blountstown downtown
revitalization. The winner is rec-
ognized at .the Chamber's An-
nual Banquet, which is planned

of someone who sacrificed time
or effort to benefit this commu-
nity, please drop by the Cham-
ber for a nomination form (in the
display shelves at the Chamber's
office), or contact the Chamber
via telephone (674-4519) or e-
mail: ccchamber@yahoo.com.
Chamber Committees At
last week's Board meeting, this
year's plans for the Chamber's
various committees were dis-
cussed. A number of new proj-
ects are underway for the com-
mittees and we are excited about
the possibilities. If you would
like to serve on a Chamber
Committee or help in some way,
please contact the Chamber or
one of the following Chairper-
sons: Dan Yoder, RiverTown
Community Church "Leader-
ship/Membership"; Mary Al-
day-McKenzie, .Oglesby Plants
Int'l., Inc. "Increase Business
Participation"; Tim Adams,
Adams Funeral Home "Make
Calhoun County a Tourist Desti-
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Regional Workforce Develop-
ment Board "Market Calhoun
County -Internally and Exter-
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Bridges, Pitts to exchange vows in April

Ronny and Jo Ann Bridges
of Blountstown are pleased
to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Joanna to
Jason Lonnie Pitts. He is the
son of Lonnie and Shawn Pitts
of Kinard.
Grandparents of the bride-
elect are J.O. Stone and Clyde
Stone of Blountstown and Bruce
Bridges and the late Qunion
Bridges of Blountstown.
SThe groom-elect's grand-
parents are the late Paul and
Beulah Pitts of Kinard and John
F. Bailey and the late Delores
Bailey of Kinard.
Joanna is a 2002 graduate of
Blountstown High School. She
is currently pursuing a degree in Blountstown High School. He April 29, 2006 at the W. T. Neal
Elementary Education at Flori- is an employee of Gulf Asphalt Civic Center in Blountstown.
da State University in Panama Company in Panama City. All friends and family are in-
City. Jason is a 1999 graduate of The marriage will take place vited.

Drew, Bryant plan March 3 wedding



To the editor:
This letter is to
of Altha Public
Blountstown High S
community member
Nothing exciting
pens at our school
and I thought that v
and pull off a really
We wanted to do so
would be funny and

It was a senior prank and nothing more

To the editor:
I am writing this letter to the
students of Altha Public School,
Blountstown High School and
the Altha and Blountstown
I would like to begin by saying
that this was intended as a senior
prank and nothing more. Things
got a little out of hand and I would
like to say that I am truly sorry for
what I did. I imagine I shocked
and angered many parents as
well as students. I would like
to apologize to the Dehn family
because if it weren't for me
then they would not have to go
through all of this. Anthony and
Chris would still have their jobs.
I take sole responsibility for what
I would like to apologize to
the Tolbert's and Byler's both of
whom have-helped support me
during all this. I would like to
apologize to all the parents and,
students that Itupset, as well"as,
all faculty members of both Altha
and Blountstown Schools.
Also, I would like to say thank

you to Ronnie Hand and Mary
Sue Neves for giving me a second
chance to graduate and walk
with my senior class. I realize
that many people are not granted
second chances and I now-see
how fortunate I am to have
people around me who care that
I graduate.
I would like to say that I
am sorry to all the people who
had to fix and clean up. what
we vandalized. I would like to
apologize to my senior class
who I embarrassed and upset.
We not only hurt our class, but
both communities of Altha and
Blountstown as well. If I had
known that this act was going
to have an impact like this and
that I was going to offend so
many people, then I would never
have gone through with what
we intended as a senior prank.
Even though this was intended
to be something fuinny and not
serious; we now realize that it
was something not funny at all
and had serious consequences.
In conclusion, I would like

Liberty County transit drivers really do

go the extra mile for their passengers
To the editor:
I have long believed that Liberty Cou nt) has the best transit system
in this area. An incident a couple of weeks ago has proved my point
and I believe it needs to be put before the public to let them know
just how great Liberty Transit is. I had been driven to Panama City
for some tests and on the way back inadvertently left my pocketbook
unzipped. Of course my change purse, with more than $20 inside,
dropped out, unnoticed on the floor.
I, myself, did not notice the loss until the next day. I called Transit
and let them know. They said they would pass the message along to
my driver. My driver had not noticed any change purse, but put a
note on the box of the next driver to watch for it and who it belonged
to. The next driver had already found it and had been through its
contents looking for a name (with no luck). As soon as he found the
note, he drove to my house (after 9 p.m.) to drop off the change purse,
knowing he would drive me to Panama City the next day to -a doctor's
appointment, but also knowing I would worry about the money!
The whole staff of Liberty Transit is badly underpaid, the drivers
especially. It would have been so easy for the second driver to pocket
my change purse with noone the wiser. But these are honest folks,
as well as helpful folks beyond their duty. They go the extra mile in
all situations. They deserve our respect and they certainly deserve
another raise. They are trained to handle life threatening situations
and are paid like office clerks! -
I say let's put our money where it belongs...on trained, honest
Liberty Transit workers!
Reesa Elizabeth Revell

We encourage our readers to speak up about public issues
and invite you to tell us what you think with a letter to the
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to apologize to everyone this
offended and hope everyone will
accept our apologies and see that
we have learned our lesson.
Derek Basford, Altha

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mething that would think that Blountstown did We also did not know how much their ow
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eone into.
it to apologize to every-
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t with an apology to my
ass. What we did offend-
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y were extremely mad at
pe that they will soon let
by and accept us back by
n choice.
I want to apologize to
nts. When they found out
did this and then had to
jail, it broke their hearts.
y, really hurt them and I
sorry for that.
only did we hurt our se-
;s and our parents, but we
h communities of Altha

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I want to apologize to ev-
eryone who had to clean up our
mess. I also want to apologize to
the students who saw the mess
we made.
I want Mrs. Neves and Mr.
Hand to know I am extremely
sorry for putting themnthrough so
much trouble. They have allowed
us a chance to graduate with our
class and spoke on our behalf to
get our charges reduced. Over-
all I want to apologize and say
how sorry I am to the towns of
Altha and Blountstown for what
Derek and I did. Even though
we thought this was something
funny and not serious, it was the
very opposite.
Anthony Dehn, Altha


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Farmers can benefit under new program by providing bird habitat

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is encouraging north Florida
farmers to improve quail habitat
and providing compensation for
those farmers who do so,. under
a federal program initiated last
The program, CP33 Habitat
Buffers for Upland Birds, pays
farmers to not mow or harrow
the native grasses and brush that
border their fields and instead
allow it to remain natural. These
bobwhitee buffers" provide
much-needed habitat for quail,
songbirds and other small
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA), working
through local Farm Service
Agency (FSA) offices, will enroll
up to 250,000 acres nationwide

for the Northern Bobwhite Quail
Habitat Initiative. Florida has
been designated for 2,800 acres.
The initiative is part of the
USDA's Conservation Reserve
Program, which compensates
farmers who set aside sensitive
areas to protect water quality
and other environmental assets.
Landowners may plant these
buffers or may allow natural
vegetation to become established.
In either case, they must agree
to manage the enrolled acres
periodically .to prevent tree
Bobwhite quail once prolific
in the Southeast and Midwest
have declined in the past several
decades. Since 1980, quail
populations have declined 70
percent nationwide, according to
federal data.



News from The
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"and Wikrde .
Conservation .

The cause appears to be loss
of habitat the weeds, shrubs,
briers, goldenrod and wildflowers
that spring up after a natural or
planned disturbance such as a
prescribed fire. These types of
vegetation provide the necessary
food, cover and nesting habitat

FWC creates more family hunting opportunities

Families will have more
opportunities to hunt together on
public lands under a rule passed
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) in Gainesville.
Four additional wildlife
management areas hate added
"family hunts" to their list of
hunting opportunities for next
season. Those areas are Andrews
and Devil's Hammock, both in
Levy County, in the North Central
Region; Dinner Island Ranch,
in Hendry County, in the South
Region; and Lafayette Creek, a
new area if Walton County, in
the Northwest Region.
The family hunt format is a

weekendhunt, intendedtoprovide
mentoring adults and youths with
exclusive opportunities to hunt
together on public lands. One
adult and up to, two youths can-
take part in these opportunities
by obtaining a no-cost family
quota hunt permit.
To participate, youths must
be between the ages of 8 and 15,
and adults must be over 18 years
old. Youths must hunt under
the supervision of the adult,
and adults may only hunt in the
presence of at least one youth.
There will be, a total of five
wildlife management areas
offering family hunts next season,
including Matanzas, in St. Johns

County, in the Northeast Region,
which ran the successful pilot
program last year.
"The Commission recognizes
the importance of passing down
the hunting tradition," quota hunt
coordinator Eddie White said.-
"We are making a concerted effort
to expand and maximize these
opportunities across the state."
To apply for these family
hunts, interested parties. must
submit applications June 20 -
July 7 at any license agent, county
tax collector's office, or online at
MyFWC.com/license. Family
quota hunt permit worksheets
will be available in early June at
MyFWC.com/hunting. ,

for quail and other birds, but this
habitat has declined due to modem
farming techniques, urbanization
,and lack of prescribed fire.
If a landowner wants to enroll
in the program and meets basic
land eligibility requirements,
they may establish a natural
border from 30-120 feet in width
around one or more sides of an
agricultural field. Compensation
includes a one-time signing bonus
of up to $100 per acre enrolled.
Landowners will receive annual
payments for the length of the

10-year term of the agreement
based upon soil fertility and local
established rental rates plus an
annual maintenance payment of
$5 per acre.
The FWC is reaching out in
particular to landowners in 21
counties in northern Florida, where
this initiative has the most potential
to benefit bobwhite quail.
Interested landowners should
contact their county FSA.
office and ask for enrollment
applications for Practice CP33 -
Habitat for Upland Birds.

FWC opens spring turkey season

in Holmes Co., first since 1998

For the first time since 1998,
Holmes County in Florida's
Panhandle will have a turkey
season. March 18-20, hunters
will be able to take one gobbler
during a limited, three-day spring
turkey season.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) closed the county to turkey
hunting eight years ago after local
citizens expressed concern about
the lack of wild turkeys in their
area. This concern was verified
by FWC biologists after careful
With support from the
citizens of Holmes County and
surrounding counties, the FWC
and local chapter members of the
National Wild Turkey Federation
mapped out a restoration project
to improve turkey habitat within
the county, while at the same time
restocking the turkey population.
The project released more than
120 wild turkeys at eight locations
throughout the county, and the
FWC imposed a ban on hunting
turkeys until FWC biologists

determined the restocked
population could sustain hunting.
"The Holmes County turkey
restoration project has been
successful by re-establishing a
huntablee" turkey population in
this area," said Larry Perrin, FWC
wildlife biologist. "This project
involved a lot of coordination
and support from numerous
individuals, several large
landowners in Leon and Jefferson
counties and the Eglin Air Force
Base, which provided the turkeys
for stocking.
Local farmers, landowners
and hunters rallied around the
restoration project and began
to manage their lands for wild
turkeys by thinning timber stands,
initiating prescribed burning and
planting food plots.
This turkey population will
continue to be monitored by
FWC biologists, and based on
survey data, the agency hopes
to ultimately re-establish a fall
turkey hunting season as well as a
full spring season like the rest of
the Northwest Hunting Zone.

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diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.

* Thin dense pine stands.
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plant competition.
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during harvests.



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Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.
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