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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
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Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: April 19, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Altha man in coma after being

thrown from truck in rollover

Three-year-old Rylee Blackburn of
Bristol shows off a colorful basket
of eggs after a weekend Easter
Egg Hunt at the Bristol Church of
God. She is the daughter of Brent
and Michelle Blackburn.

Harvey Grantham's lifetime of
community service recognized
with presentation of Jefferson
Award ........................ Page 15

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An Altha man remains in a
corma at Flov.er, Hospital in
Dothan. AL after a ,inle-\ chicle
accident Saturday that left hJ, pa:-
sengei with less serious injuries.
Chuck Hansford, 29, was
thrown from his truck after failing
to negotiate a left curve while trav-
eling north on Hamilton Springs
Road around 6:15 p.m. Saturday
in Calhoun County, according to
FHP Trooper Jason Britt.
Hansford and his passenger,
22-year-old William Jason Fuqua
of Marianna, had just left Lamb
Eddie Landing and were heading
to County Road 274 When the
truck went onto the east shoulder

Chuck Hansford's truck is shown shortly after Saturday's accident,

of the road. When Hansford tried
to get back on the road, the truck rolled over and over-
turned several times, going approximately 137 feet.
Neither of the men had a seatbelt on. Hansford was
ejected from the truck and left unconscious. Rescue
workers pulled Fuqua out of the wreckage through the
broken back window :"f the cab.
Both men \ ere taken to area hospitals by emergency
helicopter. Fuqua. who %\ as. a% ake and alert at the scene,
was taken to Ba) Medical Center. Family) friend Laura
Ifigram said he suffered a broken arm and a broken leg
but was expected to be released soon.
Hansford was flown to Flowers Hospital, where he
remained in the surgical intensive care unit Tuesday
morning. Ingram, who was with family members at
the hospital, said that although he is in a coma, "He's
doing well. He's still on a ventilator and has a little
brain bleeding going on right now. We're waiting for
him to wake up."
She said doctors told them that after such an injury,

"Some people bounce back, some don't." She said,
"We're waiting right now to see which one he's going
to be."
She said he had ribs broken on both sides, both of his
lungs were punctured and his pelvis and right shoulder
blade were fractured.
"He's doing better. There's been a few changes in his
progress." said his mother, Jean Hansford. "His vitals
have been holding good for the last two days." She said
he didn't have any serious internal injures.
Although there have been rumors circulating that he
did not survive the crash, she said, "He's not dead. I
want everybody to know."
She said a couple of people drove up on the accident
scene "while the dust was still in the air." One was a
good friend of Chuck's, she said, who found him breath-
ing on his own although he was unconscious. She said
a minister who was first on the scene made the initial

The foundation is in and the frame of the new extension to the Liberty County Jail is
beginning to take form on Pogo Street in Bristol as inmates continue with construction
Tuesday morning. o,,nj, E.Es PHOTO

Stolen dump truck
recovered in Quincy
A Quincy man was arrested for grand theft
auto after he disappeared with a dump truck
from R.G. Brown Trucking in Hosford last
According to a report from the Liberty
County Sheriff's Department, Timothy Car-
man Smithlhad just been hired at the trucking
company and was last seen on Friday, putting
fuel in the 1996 Mac truck.
When owner Richard Brown arrived for
work Monday morning, the dump truck was
not on the lot and Smith did not show up for
work. Brown said Smith did not have permis-
sion to use the truck and had not even been
assigned to drive it.
Because Smith's last known address was
in Quincy, an alert was issued to law enforce-
ments officers there to be on the lookout for
the vehicle.
Just before 1 p.m. Monday, Gadsden
County Deputy Ken Lewis located the truck
at the Quincy Livestock Pavilion. Smith
was found at a nearb) residence and taken
into custody.

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Routine traffic stop

ends with arrest
A stop for a minor equipment violation ended
with the arrest of a 20-year-old man after officers
found 14 grams of marijuana in his car.
Arrested was Eric Michael Harvey, whose driv-
er's license listed a Tallahassee address although
he said he currently lives in Bristol, according to
FHP Trooper Jason King.
FHP Trooper Robert "Dusty" Arnold stopped
Harvey's two-door Pontiac about 4.5 miles east
of Bristol on State Road 20 around 9:30 p.m.
When he approached the driver, Arnold detected
the faint odor of marijuana and noticed the driver
acting extremely nervous, which prompted him to
ask to search the vehicle.
When Arnold, along with King and Sgt. Steve
Swier of the Liberty County Sheriff's Department,
looked through the vehicle they found eight grams
of-marijuana and paraphernalia in a round metal
container under the driver's seat. Tucked in dif-
ferent places throughout the vehicle they found
several plastic baggies, each with a small amount
of marijuana which added up to six grams.
Traveling with Harvey was a 16-year-old girl
from Wakulla County. Her father picked her up and
took her home while Harvey was taken to jail.

Georgia man charged

with DUI after driving

into Hosford Saturday
A'Georgia man who was driving unsteadily
through Hosford early Saturday morning was ar-
rested after failing a roadside sobriety test, accord-
ing to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Deputy Wes Harsey was patrolling State Road
65 around 2:50 a.m. when he noticed a slow mov-
ing SUV heading north ahead of him. near County
Road 67-A.
Harsey followed the vehicle for more than a
mile as it continued on at 35 mph in a 55 mph zone.
weaving between the north and southbound lanes.-
After the driver crossed a doubleline going into a
curve, Harsey signaled for him to pull over.
The driver, identified as John Ho%\ ard Hill,
pulled into the parking lot at Hosford School a.nd
had to hold on the door of his vehicle to maintain
-his balance as he stepped outside to take a field
sobriety test.
When asked if he'd had anything io drink, Hill
told the deputy that earlier he had consumed "a
few glasses of wine and about four mixed drinks
(-Scotch and water) a few hours ago."
After failing to perform the sobriety exercises
adequately. Hill %\as taken into custody\ and charged
with DUI as well as failure to maintain a single
lane of travel.

Moped rider arrested

with tranquilizers
A NMarianna man \whose moped ran out of gas
at Shelton's Store last Wednesday morning got a
ride he \wasn't looking for after a deputy noticed
he appeared to be under the influence and brought
him to-the-Calhoun Counrt Jail.
Shawn C. Nlargulies, 20, was charged with
possession of prescription drugs without a pre-
scridtion and possession of a controlled substance
after Deputy Jared Nichols noticed his speech iwas
slurred, he was acting nervous and kept putting his
hand in his pocket after being asked not to. Nichols
also noted in his report that he detected the odor of
an alcoholic beverage on Margulies.
During a patdo\ n search, Nichols found a
cigarette pack which held a plastic bag containing
10 1/2 Xanax pills and one Soma pill. along with
some small pieces of material that appeared to be
marijuana. The pills are classified as Schedule 4
narcotics. The deputy also found the moped was
not registered and Margulies did not have a driver's
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April 10: Ricky Mosley, FTA; Marvin Johnson, re-
sisting without violence; Christopher Johnson, child
April 11: David Chwalek, holding for Hillsborough
Co.; Tanerrence Marshall, holding for Hillsborough Co.;
Billy Ray Ivory, VOP (state); Larry Henderson, violation
of conditional release; Thomas Paige, driving while
license suspended or revoked; Johnny McClendon,
VOP (county); Anthony McClure, driving while license
suspended or revoked, violation, suspended sentence,
VOP (county).
April 12: Shawn Margulies, possession of prescription
drugs without a prescription, possession of a controlled
substance; Sherry Forte, VOP (county); Jamie Smith,
VOP (county); Shiawna Hatcher, VOP (state).
April 13: Larry Sloan, possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana; Travis W. Grice, order to show
cause, VOCR; Dennis Smith, non-support.
April 14: Brian 0. Burke, VOP (state); Joseph Bram-
blett,:aggravated battery, disorderly intoxication.
April 15: Randy Beltran, domestic battery.
April 16: Melody Symons, domestic battery.
April 17: Kevin Hansford, VOP; William Keith Davis,
holding for Gadsden Co.

April 10: .Ellis Summerlin, cultivation of marijuana,
possession of less. than 20 grams, possession of
drug paraphernalia; Bryan Burke, contributing to the
deliquency of a minor, possession of alcohol under age
of 21, interference with child custody..
April 11: Julie Danielle Smith, DUI; John Thomas
Holquin, serving 60 days.
April 14: Arcadio Barron Camacho, serving week-
ends; Angel Fernandez, serving weekends; George
Todd, serving weekends: James Dillon Guidas, posses-
sion of alcohol by person under age of 21; Jason Tyler
Leucht, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana,
possession of alcohol by person under age of 21; Issac
Nathaniel Edwards, possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana.
April 15: John Howard Hill, DUI; Eric Michael Harvey,
possession'of less than 20 grams of marijuana, ppsses-
sion of paraphernalia.
April 16: Melody Symons, holding for CCSO.

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Blountstown Police Dept.
April 10 through April 16, 2006 _
Citations issued:
Accidents...............02 Traffic Citations............. ....14
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)....36
Business alarms....00 Residential alarms......... .00
Com plaints.................... .......... .................. 137

tn last we k 's issue, under the name Ti, is Smith in the Li. n Cu.ity
Sihe rft 's Log. ~ ih clam r ti should have been listed as criminal mischief,
Icss tihtan 200. NOT less than 20 grams marijuana. We apologize for
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Witness says injured man

hurt himself, suspect is

arrested on disorderly intox.
A Calhoun County man was charged with disor-
derly intoxication after a confrontation with a deputy
who responded to a report of a fight Friday night.
Curtis Strickland, 34, met with a deputy at
Faircloth Trailer Park to report an assault and show
his injuries and named Littleton Bramblett as his
attacker. The deputy could not take a sworn state-
ment from Strickland at that time "due to the odor
of alcohol and his obvious impairment."
Deputy Bliss Moreau then went to Bramblett's
residence on Hinton Johnson Road, where the sus-
pect met him outside, yelling obscenities.
Bramblett kept his right hand in his pocket but
finally removed it after the officer asked a second
time. After handcuffing Bramblett, who was visibly
intoxicated, the deputy found a large pocket knife
in his pocket.
While Strickland, who was also drinking that
night, blamed Bramblett for injuries to his nose,
cheek and lip, a witness reported that she saw
Strickland coming out of Bramblett's residence
earlier that evening. When Strickland emerged, the
witness said he fell down the front porch steps and
landed on his face.
The witness said Strickland then got up, grabbed
his face and asked if she would give him a ride to
the trailer park, which she did.
After Bramblett's disorderly intoxication charge,
it was discovered that a warrant had been issued
for him in an earlier case in which he wanted for
aggravated battery.

Wife charged with
domestic battery
A Calhoun County woman was charged with
domestic battery after she allegedly went to a
neighbor's home and pulled her sleeping husband
off a couch by grabbing him by the hair.
Melody Ann Symons and her husband, Daniel
Charles Symons, had been drinking and arguing
that evening.until he decided the best thing to do
was to go stay at a neighbor's place the rest of the
night, according to a report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department.
When a deputy was called to the scene at Junction
Trailer Park at 11:29 p.m. Saturday, he found Melody
sitting on the front porch covered in white paint.
She told him she had tripped over a can of paint
after her husband locked her out. Her husband told
the deputy the reason she hadn't been able to come
inside was that the door had jammed and she was
too intoxicated to get it open.
The deputy noted in his report that the woman was
"extremely intoxicated and I could smell a strong
odorof an alcoholic be\ erage emitting from her." He
also reported that she. was "extremely unsteady" on
her feet and her speech was mumbled and slurred.
After seeing a red mark on the husband's fore-
head, Melody was arrested on a charge of domestic
Bristol man arrested
on marijuana charges
A Bristol man has been charged with marijuana
cultivation, possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
after deputies served a search warrant on his home
April 10.
Arrested was Ellis Summerlin, who admitted to
deputies that he had been tending two marijuana
plants, which were a foot and a half high, that were
found on his property.
Inside the home on NW Doris Stewart Lane,
deputies recovered a round metal can with loose
marijuana, marijuana seeds, plastic baggies and six
smoking pipes. Also found was a plastic container
that held a small amount of marijuana.
Summerlin refused to tell officers where he had
purchased the marijuana and said he had bought it


Teens driving through Hosford
charged with alcohol possession
Two 19-year-olds traveling east on State Road 20 through BU LLDO G
Hosford had to make a detour to the Liberty County Jail after-
they were found with two open beers in their vehicle Friday H_ BA SEBA LL .
Cpl. J.W. Shiver stopped the vehicle around 9:46 p.m. after .7 ..- ,
noticing the front right headlight and taillights were not work-
After making contact with the driver, Jason Tyler Leucht of '
Lynn Haven, two open beers were spotted behind the driver's

Leucht and his passenger, James Guidas, were both charged
with possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21.
During a search of the vehicle, a partially-smoked marijuana
cigarette was found in the ashtray. Leucht said it was his and
he was also charged with possession of less than 20 grams of

Man charged after being found
drinking with underage girl
A 22-year-old Blountstown man was arrested for contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of alcohol by a
person under the age of 21 and interference with child custody
after he was found sharing a bottle of wine with a 14-year-old
Bristol girl.
Bryan Oscar Burke was arrested after a Liberty County
Sheriff's Deputy, who was looking for a runaway juvenile,
found Burke and the underage girl sitting in the edge of the
woods on Shuler Lane April 10.
When Deputy Timothy Partridge approached the pair, Burke
was seen trying to hide something behind a tree. When the
deputy checked, he found the bottle of wine.


Specializing in lots and small acreage.
James Peddie, owner/operator

TELEPHONE 643-7910/

Fifth Annual Liberty County Senior Citizens

"Complementary cap to all competitors"
"Each fisherman will receive a ticket for a door prize"
Registration fee per person: $40
At Bristol Boat Landing beginning Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m. (ET)
until Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. (ET)
1 s;place Biggest flathead: $1,500 & trophy
2nd place 2nd biggest flathead: $ 700 & trophy
3rd place 3rd biggest flathead: $ 500 & trophy
4th place 4th biggest flathead: $ 300 & trophy
5th place 5th biggest flathead. $ 200 & trophy
Biggest non-flathead catfish: $ 100 & trophy
Most flathead lbs. per person: $ 100 & trophy
Special prize: $ 150 & trophy
An additional cash prize of $800 will be awarded to the fisherman with the most com-
bined poundage in the four (4) area tournaments: 8th Annual FL Catfish Classic, 11th
Annual big River Round-up, 2nd Annual Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire Department,
and the 5th Annual Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament.
Hamburgers: $1.50 each Hotdogs: $1 each French Fries: $1 each
Cold Drinks & Hot Coffee: $.50 each

Donation $2 per ticket for a Remington or Browning Automatic Rifle and Scope
or $1,000 Drawing: Saturday, April 29
Donation $1 per ticket "Split the Pot" Drawing: Saturday, April 29
Proceeds will go to Liberty County Senior Citizens

For further information, call Rudy Sumner at 643-4318 or Ann Kincaid at 643-5690

Bulldog player Nick
Gregg stretches to
reach the base before
the ball reaches his
opponent's glove
during an April 13
game with Malone.
LEFT: David Travis
sends a pitch over
the plate. Liberty
County took a 7-4
win. over Malone.

Summers on FHSAA Board of Directors
Blountstown High School Principal Keith Summers has won elec-
tion to the-Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Board
of Directors, the FHSAA Office announced.
Summers, currently a member of the Section 1 Appeals Commit-
tee, will replace Fleming Island Principal Sam Ward as the Section
1 public school representative. Ward was ineligible for re-election.
Summers secured the necessary majority of votes cast by one. He had
34 votes to the 17 cast for Rodney Nobles of Laurel Hill and the 16
cast for John Gwynes of Ed White (Jacksonville).
A total of 254 of the 724 member school representatives, or 35
percent of the membership, voted in the electronic balloting.

call for help.
The accident happened just four miles from the home she and her
son share, she said.
Family and friends, including Chuck's twin brother, Craig, have
been in and out of the Dothan hospital, taking turns checking on him
and waiting for news. While acknowledging that there's little they
can do, Hansford hopes everyone will keep her son in their thoughts.
"Just keep the prayers coming and don't give up," she said.
The accident, which happened about 3.5 miles west of Altha, is
still under investigation and charges are pending.
Police Department will be conducting driver's license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints during the week of April 20 through May 1
on N. Main St., S. Main St., River St. and Central Ave. in the city of
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective ve-
hicle equipment, officers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles
being operated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and de-
fective lighting equipment. In addition, attention will be directed to
drivers who would violate the driver's license laws of Florida.


W.R. Tolar Spring

Fling set April 22
W.R. Tolar K-8 School will hold its
Spring Fling Saturday, April 22 from 4 to
8 p.m. at W.R. Tolar's track.
Advance tickets for children 4 and un-
der is $8 and $10 for children 5 and up.
Gate price for children 4 and under will
be $10 and $12 for children 5 and up.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at
the school your child attends.
The entry fee includes many game
booths, bouncers, slides and maze. There
will be an extra cost for the concession
stand, split the pot, cake walk and dunk-
ing booth. The concession stand will have
drinks, cotton candy, funnel cakes, ham-
burgers, hotdogs, fries, chips and much
Come join us for an evening of family
fun, food and prizes.

Retirement celebration
set for Sherrie Kever
from Hosford School
Hosford School will hold a retirement
celebration for Sherrie Kever in'the au-
ditorium on Monday, April 24 at 10 a.m.
Anyone who would like to attend is in-
If Ms. Kever taught you, you are invit-
ed/encouraged to buy her a single rose of
your favorite color (not in a vase). If you
choose to do that, please attache a marker
to the rose that states your name as well
as the year and grade she taught you.
We hope to be able to give her a large
bundle of roses from the many people she
has touched through the years.
- For more information, call Hosford
School at 379-8480.,

Class of 1964 reunion
scheduled for May 13
The Blountstown High School Class of
1964 will have their annual class reunion
at the home of Sam and Judy Bailey on
Saturday, May 13 at 5 p.m. The main
menu will be barbecue by Sam's brother,
Please bring your favorite side dish or
dessert. The cost will be $5 each.
Please RSVP to Judy at 674-2729, as
soon as possible.

BHS project graduation
chicken dinner Friday
The Blountstown High School Proj-
ect Graduation chicken dinner will be
held Friday, April 21 from 10:30 a.m.
until noon on the comer of Hwy. 71 and
Hwy. 20 in front of the Blountstown Po-
lice .Department.
Menu consists of chicken quarter,
baked beans, cole slaw, roll and cake.
Plates are $5 each. Money will be col-
lected at time of pickup or delivery.
Delivery is available for five or
For more information, call 674-5923.

Menu announced for the
next Cat's Cuisine meal-
fromAltha School
The Cat's Cuisine menu at Altha
School for Thursday, April 20 will be
as follows: spinach and romaine salad,
chicken breast dijon, garlic mashed pota-_
toes, Italian green beans, red velvet cake.
Plates are $6 each.
Seating times will be at 11:40 and
12:30 p.m.
. For more information, call 762-3121.

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4-H Shape It Up at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center. 3:30-4.30 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203 meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Churcni

-Dl-od" SCBC Blood Drive at
SMoubie Calhoun Correctional Insitute
..O.--Q- 7 a.m. 1 p.m.

Blountstown Woman's Clubmeets 11 -45 a m. in the
board room at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
membership meeis 12 noon al Calhoun Co. Sr Citizens
Miss Calhoun-Liberty Firecracker Pageant meeting ai 5 p m
Blounislown High School auditorium

Dance at tne American Legion Hall in Blounistown, from 8:30 p.m. 12.30 a m.

Horse Owners Trail Riding Association meets at
6:30 p.m. at Calhoun Co. Extension Classroom
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house

Calhoun County Girl Scouts Troop 579
meets at W.T. Neal Civic Center, 5:30-7 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 206 meet at 7 p.m., Veterans Memonal Park Civic Center

4-H Big River Duck

Race fundraiser
from 4-H
Liberty County 4-H'ers will be selling
$5 raffle numbers for the Big River Duck
Race that will be held during the Senior
Citizens Catfish Tournament at the Bristol
Boat Landing.
If your duck comes across the finish
line first you will receive a $100 bill from
the Liberty County 4-H'ers.
If you can't find a 4-H'er to get your
number from just stop by the Liberty
County Extension Office located in the
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center and
the staff will be more than glad to assist
you with your lucky number.
The proceeds will go towards helping
our senior 4-H'ers attend State 4-H events
this summer.
Support your local 4-H Club.

Calhoun Co. Public

Library storytime
from the Calhoun County Public Library
The Easter Bunny is coming late to
the Calhoun County Public Library in
Blountstown this year. On Thursday,
April 20, the Easter bunny will arrive at
the library at 10 a.m. during regular story
time hour. We will also be having our
Easter egg hunt.
Parents bring all your little bunnies for
some fun and games.
For further information, call Melinda
at 674-8773.

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were distributed last week,
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The Bristol City Council will hold

a workshop on Wednesday, April

26 at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss

Community Block Grants with

Fred Fox Enterprises. A special

meeting will be held immediately

following the workshop.

Wakulla Bank opening Bristol branch

April 25; Grand opening celebration

BRISTOL Wakulla Bank's
"Big Enough to Serve You,
Small Enough to Care" slogan
now extends to Liberty County
with the bank's April 25, 2006,
opening of a new branch location
in downtown Bristol.
Vice president and branch
manager Vicki Montford,
who also heads the bank's
Blountstown branches, said the
new office makes Wakulla Bank's
15th -location in a four-county
area and will employ eight to 10
Bristol-area residents.
"We're excited that Wakulla
Bank's competitive array of
products and excellent service
now are available to our Liberty
County customers," said
Montford. "We mix innovative
services like Internet banking
with hometown customer service
to bring quality banking to each
community we serve."
Montford has more. than
30 years of experience in the
financial services industry. She
is a Bristol native who now lives
in Blountstown.
"Wakulla Bank is bringing its
'hometown banking' to Liberty
County," said Wakulla Bank
President and CEO Walter C.
bodson Jr. "We always have
been .an active supporter of the
communities x\hich we serve
and look forward to our opening
in Bristol."
The 3,800-square-foot
Bristol branch is located at
10911 N.W. SR 2Q in .Bristol.
All are welcome to join the
Grand-Opening festivities,

which feature a 10 a.m. (ET)
ribbon-cutting ceremony and
lunch from 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The branch also will present a
$250 donation to the Liberty
County School Band program
to mark the occasion. For more
information, call 643-2500.
Wakulla Bank is an
independent bank dedicated
to quality and innovative
service, with branches in Leon,
Wakulla, Calhoun and Liberty

The bank maintains more
than $400 million in assets and
has served the communities of
Wakulla and Leon counties. for
over 30 years. To learn more,
visit www.wakullabank.com.
Wakulla Bank hours for
Bristol Branch are Monday -
Thursday, lobby and drive-thru,
9 a.m. 5 p.m. and Friday, lobby
9 a.m. 5 p.m., drive-thru 9 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m.

Wakulla Bank 'Teaches

Children how to Save'

- Wakulla Bank employees
will teach fifth-grade classes
in Leon, Wakulla, Calhoun and
Liberty counties on April 25 for
"National Teach Children to Save
Day" using anAmerican Bankers
Association curriculum geared
toward helping children learn to
save and spend wisely.
A recent study shows this age
group is interested in learning
about saving. When asked what
they would do if given a gift of
$100, 59 percent of children
between the ages of 9 and 12
said they would save at least
$50, according to a recent survey
by Weekly Reader Research
and the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants.
Fifty-three percent of those
surveyed have saving- ""counts,
47 percent have plans sor saving
and spending their money and 56
percent are putting money away
for college.
"The curriculum is designed
to help children make good
decisions on how to manage
their money," said Wakulla Bank

President and CEO Walter C.
Dodson Jr. "Early lessons about
savings can prepare students
for a lifetime of sound money
According to the American
Bankers Association, U.S. teens
spend roughly $169 billion a
year, and the direct buying power
of 4- to 12-year-olds is predicted
to exceed $51.8 billion in 2006.
Since the first National
Teach Children to Save
Day, nearly 26,000 bankers
have reached almost 1.5 million
children and teens across
the country. Wakulla Bank
employees will reach nearly
1,000 elementary school students
in four counties.
Wakulla Bank is an
independent bank dedicated to
quality and innovative service,
with branches in Leon, Wakulla,
Calhoun and Liberty counties.
The bank maintains more than
$400 million in assets and has
served the communities of
Wakulla and Leon counties for
over 30 years. To learn more,
visit www.wakullabank.com.

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Luminaria ceremony honors

cancer survivors and lost

loved ones during Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Calhoun-Liberty
counties will be honoring cancer survivors and those who have lost
their battle with the disease during its Relay for Life event in Bristol
on May 5. A Luminaria Ceremony will be held after dark to pay trib-
ute to those who have faced this disease. The Luminaria bags have
the name of the honoree on them, and a candle inside. Luminarias
are placed around the track and at dark the candles are lit to pay
tribute-to each honoree.
The American Cancer Society extends an invitation to all cancer
survivors and their families to participate in Relay for Life. It's a
unique community event that allows individuals from all walks of
life to join iri the fight against cancer. Last year, more than 3 mil-
lion Americans participated in Relay for Life and more than 500,000
cancer survivors walked the opening laps.
At the event, cancer survivors will kick-off the relay by walking
the Survivors' Victory Lap around the track. If you have not regis-
tered as a survivor and would like to do so, please call the American
Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345. Then members of each team
take to the track and one person from each team remains on the track
throughout the entire 18 hours.
To request a Luminaria on behalf of a loved one, please call Janice
Graham at 762-3356. The American Cancer Society is still recruit-
ing teams to participate in this event. For more information or if you
are interested in volunteering, call Wes Johnston, event chairman at
For information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at
1-800-ACS-2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week or
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Spring Time


service set
Blountstown First Pentecostal
Holiness Church will have Spring
Time Celebration Services "A
time of Impartation" April 23
through April 28. April is the
month for...a Divine Deposit for
a Divine Time"!
Service times are the
*Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m.
*Monday, April 24 through
Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. (CT).
Nursery will be provided on
an as-needed basis for infants
through 3 years old. All other
children will have a designated
section in the sanctuary to be a
part of this time of impartation!
This is a time of casual dress
for extreme worship! No offering
will be taken.
Bring your praise and receive
from the Lord!
The church is located at 17000
NW Angle Street.

'Girl's night out'at

Altha Church of God
Altha Church of God is
hosting a Girl's Night Out for
all girls from the sixth grade
through college age on Friday,
April 28 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. in
the fellowship hall.
The all-night celebration will
feature the video series by Lisa
Bevere "Purity is Power" based
on her best-selling book Kissed
the Girls and Made Them Cry.
After the video series, a night
of free manicures, pedicures,
/haircuts (withparentpermission),
hairstyles, makeup sessions,
etiquette lessons, music, karaoke,
and movies will be available. A
midnight buffet will be served
along with snacks and beverages
throughout the night. Breakfast
will also be provided before
departing the next morning.
Bring your sleeping bag or
air mattress and pillow. Pre-
registration by Monday, April 24
is required in order to assist with
Individuals or church groups
may call the church at 762-8294
or 899-3511 or 899-3557 after
3:15 p.m. to register.

Relay for Life

Lake Mystic Baptist Church is
sponsoring a chicken pilau lunch,
Friday, April 28 at Whitfield In-
surance in Bristol at 11 a.m. until
sold out.
The plate includes chicken
pilau, green beans, cole slaw,
bread and dessert. Price of the '
plate is $6.
If you would like a pre-sale
ticket, please come by the Lake
Mystic Baptist Church between
the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Monday through Thursday. You
may call, 643-2351, for mtore





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Maddie, Heath & Kelly

Chipola Community
Church homecoming

Chipola Community Church
would like to invite everyone
to their- annual homecoming
Sunday, April -23, starting at
10 a.m. We will have great
preaching, good singing, food
and fellowship. Bring your
family and friends.
The church is located 7 miles
north of Blounstown off Hwy.
71 on Jim Godwin Road.
We hope to see you there. For
more information, please call
674-2422 or 674-1230.

Prayer band meets
Liberty Community Prayer
Band will hold prayer service
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
(ET) at the home of Sister Ella
M. Howard.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-2332.

I by Ryan McDougald
Text: Ephesians 1:1-14
W. A. Criswell said, "Which way
does the Mississippi River flow?
There are times and places where it
flows north and then due west, but it
ultimately flows south. So the elec-
tive purpose of God in Christ Jesus is
frustrated, turned, and twisted, but it
is God's purpose of the ages that the
reign and kingdom shall belong to
"...He made known to us...His
will...to be put into effect when the
times... have reached their fulfill-
ment... (NIV)" God is the author of
history. Think about the times and
events of Christ's birth.
Alexander the Great had con-
quered the world spreading the Greek
language throughout. The world knew
a common language, Koine, or com-
mon Greek. Then Rome conquered the
world providing one world govern-
ment and the Pax Romana or Roman
peace. Rome built roads connecting
provinces throughout the world.
"In the fullness of time (Gal 4:4
NV)," Christ was born, lived, cruci-
fied and resurrected! Then, during the
feast of the Pentecost, when Jews and
Gentiles from all over the world gath-
ered, the Holy Spirit came with power.
The gospel was preached and that day
alone, 3,000 were saved. When the
feast was over, all of those born again
believers traveled freely over the road
s back to their provinces speaking a
common language spreading the gos-
pel all over the world.
It was not by chance that Jesus
came when He did. It was no accident
that Christianity spread like wild fire
all over the world. God is in control
When the "times have reached their
fulfillment," Christ is coming back, not
as the suffering servant, but as King of
Kings and Lord of Lords to conquer
'naB*e4i1ish 'His eternal kingdom!'

National Youth Day
Page Pond Assembly of God
is recognizing Sunday, April 23
as National Youth Day.
In recognition of this special
day our Youth Pastor Heath
Barfoot will be speaking to the
congregation during our morning
Heath is the husband of Kelly
Barfoot and they have a beautiful
daughter named Maddie. (Don't
tell everyone, but they have a
little boy on the way).
Heath and Kelly pastor the
youth from age 13 and up.
If you know any teens that
have been saying they are bored
and there's nothing to do, then
give us a call at 762-8406 and
we will get them plugged into a
youth-oriented ministry that was
created with them in mind.

Hosford Elementary/Jr.High
8th grade class would like to
gratefully and graciously thank
all those who participated in
fundraisers fog their class trip.
Thank you to the parents and
teachers first, who invested so
much time (and some money) for
Thank you to all those who
helped with the chicken pileau:
Rudy Sumner, Robert Hill, Doobie
Hayes, Curtis Fletcher and Marty
Thank you to the Hosford
- Telogia Fire Department for
allowing us to use your facilities.
Thank you for donations from
the following: Hosford School,
Hosford School PTO, Liberty
County Sheriff Dept., Skeet
Shuler, Roger Reddick, David
Summers, Silk Petals/T & P,
Richard Brown, Susan T. Ray,
VMS, Guy and Therese De La
Valdene, Sherry Vanlandingham,
L.B. and Sybil Arnold, Patti Hutto,
Piggly Wiggly, Harvey's, Premier
Bank and Little Ma's.
Thank you to everyone who
bought flowers, cookies, pileau
dinners or participated in any of

our fundraisers.
We had a great trip with great
Hosford Elementary/Jr. High
8th Grade Class

Friends of Bobby Clark would
like to extend a heartfelt thank you
to the overwhelming support re-
ceived at the fundraiser for Bobby,
held at the Pioneer Settlement on
April 15.
Special appreciation goes to the
ones who worked so hard from be-
ginning to end of the event includ-
ing the cooks and musicians who
came from all around out of love
for Bobby.
We also appreciate those who
jumped in and filled in wherev-
er needed. We were absolutely
amazed and warmed by the re-
sponse from the community.
Thank you to all who baked
and donated cakes, donations of
other wonderful items, and of
course, all of you who came out
and supported this cause. We live
in an amazing place full of amaz-
ing people.
Again, thank you.
Friends of Bobby Clark

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from Cambridge to Lexing- was successful-the patriots
ton, Revere began his histori- had been ready!

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LCHS junior Darren Evans selected for Talquin Electric Coop. Youth Tour Program

from Talquin Electric Cooperative
Talquin Electric
Cooperative held its annual
Youth Tour program on
March 15 and 16. High school
juniors representing schools
throughout Talquin's four
county service area assembled
in Tallahassee for competition.
Each student was selected
by their respective school
The Youth Tour was inspired
by the late President Lyndon
B. Johnson. As a senator from
Texas he addressed the Annual
Meeting of the National
Rural Electric Cooperatives
Association (NRECA) in
1957. "If one thing goes out
of the meeting," Johnson
said, he hoped it would be
"sending youngsters to the
national capital where they
can see actually what the flag
stands for and represents."
Beginning that year, some
Texas cooperatives sent groups

of young people to Washington
to work in Senator Johnson's
office for the purpose of
learning about government.
Iowa and Illinois
cooperatives followed suit
and by 1959, Youth Tour had
grown to 130 students. The
Youth Tour now has over
1,500 students participating
each year.
In Tallahassee, the Talquin
students joined students from
six Florida.cooperatives. Two
representatives from NRECA
conducted a congressional
insight workshop for the
students. Our students found
out first hand that being elected
involves a lot more than just
packing up and moving to our
nation's capital to become a
member of the 110th Congress.
The group was divided into
teams, each representing a
newly-elected member of
congress. Each team is given
a specific biography, district

description and political party/
staff information. Teams
select staff, choose party
leaders, and deal with issues of
public policy. Policy issues are
discussed and each team has
to reach a consensus to solve
the problem in a given period
of time.
This fast-paced, political

challenge immersed these
students in a real world
experience of the legislative
process and allowed them
the chance to develop an
understanding of a day in
the life of a United States
With increasingly tight
deadlines, team members
had to decide which bills to
support, which committee
posts to seek, how much time
to devote to fund raising and
what tradeoffs to make amidst
constituents, party, lobbyists,
There were 11 rounds of
decision making. The final
round is managing a campaign
budget for re-election. The
Congressional Insight
computer simulation gave
teams instant feedback. Within
seconds, the teams learned how
their decisions helped or hurt
their chances for re-election.

The feedback came in the form
of poll results, memoranda and
district media coverage. Just
life, real life!
The group visited the Florida
House of Representatives.
While seated in the visitors
gallery, they were given
an opportunity to observe
bills being introduced and
voted upon. Seeing a bill
navigated through one branch
of government was insightful.
The group nest saw an IMAX
movie while at the Challenger
Learning Center.
The four students
competitively selected to
attend the Washington D.C.
conference in June are
Jessie Baker from Tallavana
Christain, Darren Evans from
Liberty County High School,
Whitney Roberts from North
Florida Christain High School,
and Joey Yore from Wakulla
High Sshool.

Caitlyn Cheyenne Watson is
celebrating her first birthday on
April21. She is the daughter of
Candice Dawson and Marion
Watson Jr. of Tallahassee. She
is the proud granddaughter of
James and Veldina Dawson of
Bristol and Marion and Maria
Watson Sr. of Pensacola. Her
great-grandparents are James
and Ruby Gibson of Bristol,
Florencia Chambers of Pen-
sacola and Ramon and Lydia
Chambers of Brooklyn, NY.
Her godparents are Debbie
Roberts of Tallahassee and
Fred Brunson of Irvington, NJ.
She enjoys traveling, which
includes going to Pensacola,
spending time with her aunts,
Melanie and Melissa and to
Tampa to visit her aunt, Cha-
sity Lane and singing with
her uncle, Timothy Lane and
watching Barney movies. She
will be celebrating her birth-
day with a party on Saturday,
April 22 at the residence of
her great-grandmother, Ruby
Gibson at 1 p.m. (ET). On April
1, Caitlyn captured the title of
Little America Cover Miss in
Tallahassee from a field of 11
contestants. She was awarded
two trophies, two tiaras, a
$350 savings bond and the
honor to travel to Orlando to
* compete for the- National Title
of Little America Cover Miss,
July 8 through July 11.


Crystal Harvell celebrated
her third birthday on April 10
with a 'Disney Princess party
with friends and family. She
is the daughter of Bubba and
Joanna Harvell of Bristol and
has a big brother, Mikey. Her
grandparents are Louise Tip-
ton of Bristol, Rudy Maguder
Jr. of Bristol, Floyd Harvell Sr.
of Havana and Trisha of Stein-
hatchee. She enjoys church,
looking at books and doing
puzzles and spending time
with her uncle, John El. She
also likes playing on her new
swing set.

Diamond Cierra Wiggins Jack-
son is celebrating her seventh
birthday on April 23. She is
the daughter of Jessica Wig-
gins of Rock Bluff and Tyrone
Jackson of Chattahoochee.
Her grandparents are Be-
linda Wiggins and James and
Doretha Jackson, all of Rock
Bluff. Her great-grandparents
are the late Napolean and
Geneva Wiggins and Dorothy
Beckwith, all of Rock Bluff.
She enjoys riding her bike,
watching cartoons and spend-
ing time with her sisters, Tyra
and Courtney.

Samantha Schwedeman cel-
ebrated her fifth birthday on
April 10. She is the daughter
i Iof Aaron and Frida Schwen-
deman of Bristol. Her grand-
parents are John and Irene
Suttles of Hosford and R.D.
and Debra Schwendeman
of Bristol. Her great-grand-
mothers are Freda Lancaster
of Poplar Bluff, MO and Hazel Tanton of Bristol. She enjoys
singing, going to church, making people laugh and visiting her
friends at Piggly Wiggly.

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The Board of Commissioners of the North-
west Florida Regional Housing Authority will
hold its Annual Meeting April 27, 2006,-Ra-
mada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe St., Tal-
lahassee, FL. Meeting will begin at 1 p.m.
(ET) The meeting will be open to the public.
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is love. -Sophocles


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Saturday, April 22
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Fine Art & Crafts* Seafood
Wildlife Exhibits
* Live Music Sand Sculptors

The Festival is located on Marine
Street along Carrabelle's Riverwalk.

The Carrabelle Area Chamber of Commerce
Call (850) 697-2585 for more information.

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Roberts, Stone to wed May 13 in Panama
John Roberts of Panama City and Christine
and Thomas Goff of Bristol would like to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of their daughter,
Christina Roberts of Bristol to Shade Stone of
Blountstown. Shade is the son of Bonnie and
Terrie Stone of Blountstown.
Grandparents.of the bride-to-be are Mildred
and Earnest Carnley of Marianna and Nettie
and Jack Roberts of Panama City. Grandparents
of the groom to be are J.O. and Clyde Stone
of Blountstown and J.A. and Myrtice Pitts of
Christina graduated from Liberty County High
School in 2000 and works as a CNA at Parthenon
Healthcare of Blountstown. Shade graduated
from Altha High School in 1995 and works as
a mechanic at Beard Equipment Company in
Panama City.
The couple will be married on May 13 at Beachcomber By The Sea in Panama City at 5 p.m. (CT)
with a reception following the ceremony. The couple will reside in Bristol.

Carr, Coleman plan May wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Taff Carr of Grand Ridge
are pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Sandy L. Carr to Christo-
-"" pher E. Coleman, son of Gene and Vicky
Coleman of Hosford and David and Faye
Duncan of Bristol.
Sandy is a 2001 graduate of Grand
Ridge School. She received an Associates
Degree in Nursing from Chipola College
in May 2005. She is employed at Capital
Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee and
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in Blountstown as
a registered nurse.
Chris is. a 1995 graduate of Liberty
County High School. He is employed at
Franklin County Correctional Institution as
a Correctional Officer.
The wedding will take place on May 20 at noon (ET) at the home of David and Faye Duncan, 10719
NW Peddie Road, Bristol. Call 643-2508. A reception will immediately follow.
Local invitations are not being sent out, however, ,all friends and family are invited to attend.

Introducing the area's newest hair salon

Grand Opening Celebration!
Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Join us for free salon products,

prizes and refreshments!

A chance to win a free makeover!

McClain, Greene plan

March 29 wedding
Timmy and "'
Maria McClain .
of Altha would ; '
like to'announce
the marriage of .
their daughter, ,
Natosha Mc-
Clain. to Travis; ..
Greene. Travis is '
the son of Buster: .
and Lea Smith of
of the bride are
Joe and Irma
Switzer ofAltha,
the late Winky
and Kay Mc-
Clain and Hu-
lon and Lorine
Glass, all of Apalachicola.
Grandparents of the groom are Charlie Cook and Mary Cathryn
Bridges, Silas and Matsu Greene and Buddy and Sharlyn Smith, all
of Blountstown.
The couple eloped to Ocho Rio, Jamacia where they were united
in marriage on Wednesday, March 29. There will be a reception held
for the couple at a later date.
Doran, Gainey wedding reception Sat.
In celebration of the marriage of Clyde Gainey and Linda Doran,
a reception will be held at the Bristol Church of God fellowship hall
9n Saturday, pril 22 at 3 p.m. (ET) located on Hwy. t2 North ,in
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Nature Conservancy joins environmental, forestry & military officials, International Paper

and the Conservation Fund to celebrate historic U.S. Forestland Acquisition Project

Nature Conservancy joined
partners at the capitol to
recognize and celebrate the
importance of conservation land
acquisition to Florida's future.
Department of Environmental
Protection Secretary Colleen
Castille spoke of the expected
return value of Florida
Forever fund investments. She
acknowledged that the more than,
28,000 Florida acres included
in the 218,000-acre protection.
agreement announced this week
between International Paper,
The Nature Conservancy and
The Conservation Fund fulfills
that requirement.
"'Today's protection of
important natural Panhandle
landscapes is a terrific example
of accomplishing this through
partnerships;" Castille said.,
"Our intent is to protect large
functioning natural systems that
can then survive despite change-
around them in the coming
years." said Victoria Tschinkel.
The Nature Conservancy's
Florida director. "We can not
accomplish this without our
incredible partnerships, with the
private sector, government of all
levels and several branches of
the military."
In the announcement this
week of a 10-state agreement,
the single largest private land
conservation sale in the history
of the South. The Nature
Conservancy \vill acquire more
than 173.000 acres in North
Carolina, Virginia. Georgia.
Florida. Alabama. Arkansas.
Tennessee. Louisiana and.
Mississippi from International
Paper. The Conservation Fund
will acquire more than 5.000
acres in Florida and 500 in North
Carolina. The two groups \%ill
jointly purchase an additional
39.000 acres in South Carolina.
In Florida. The Nature
Conservancy agreed to acquire
23.046 acres in three projects:
11,313 acres of the long-sought

Yellow River Ravines Florida
Forever project; an option on
11,528 acres in the Gulf Coast
Plain Ecosystem Partnership
project and another 205 acres in
the Whiting Field / Blackwater
Heritage Trail project.
These acquisitions of historic
longleaf pine habitat in Santa
Rosa and Okaloosa counties
will protect approximately 30
miles of streams and creeks,
connect important habitat for
wide-ranging species such
as Florida black bear, and
help buffer three military
installations from encroachment
and incompatible uses. These
large-scale landscapes provide.
critical stopover sites for
migratory birds, and protect rare-
plants and animals, such as red-
cockaded woodpeckers. Tiger.
salamanders, Eastern indigo
snakes. Panhandle lilies, yellow
fringeless orchids and Florida
pine snakes.
"The Nature Consen ancy has
been working for many years
to secure permanent protection
of these areas which represent
viable remnants of the historic
60 million-acre longleaf pine
ecosystem and vibrant areas of
diversity in Florida. We are so
proud that we were able to bring
this project to fruition." said
The Yellow River Ravines
parcel links outstanding natural
areas in Eglin Air Force Base
and Blackwater River State
Forest. and will form a protected
landscape of more than 800,000
acres in two states. from the Gulf
of Mexico into Conecuh National
Forest in Alabama. The site is


an "A" ranked Florida Forever
project and the Conservancy
hopes to ultimately transfer it
to the state. The project will
be managed by the Division
of Forestry as an addition to
Blackwater, River State Forest
and will provide an opportunity
for long-term restoration to the
original longleaf pine community
type. of which only two percent
remains in the world. In
addition, Yellow River Ravines
buffers Eglin and Navy Outlying
Landing Field Harold from
"We are. pleased to see
this historic preservation of
forestlands in Florida. The,
blending ofecologicalrestoration
with ,continued sustainable
forestry will pro ide unique
environmental and economic
benefits to our state." said Mike
Long, Division of Forestry
In Santa Rosa County, the
11.528-acre parcel connects
Whiting Field Naval Air Station

with the Blackwater River State
Forest and will provide additional
habitat for wide-ranging species
such as the Florida black bear
and various waterfowl and bird
species. It includes a section
of Coldwater Creek, a sand-
bottomed, clear water creek
with a natural floodplain fed by
numerous small seepage streams.
Coldwater Creek is a tributary
of the Blackwater River, which
ultimately flows into Blackwater
Bay and the Gulf. The project
will protect six miles of the
Coldwater Creek Canoe Trail,
an outstanding state-designated
canoe trail often cited.as the best
in the state.
A large portion of the project
will likely be an addition to
Blackwater River State Forest,
probably the premier state forest
in Florida. The site also includes
1,160 acres of a current Florida
Forever "A" ranked project.
All Navy helicopter pilots
train at Whiting Field which is
also a major training facility for
fixed- wing pilots. Acquisition,
will assist in buffering the base
from incompatible uses and
protect from encroachment. A
timber investment entity will

continue to manage a portion
of the project as a working
forest until such time as it can
be purchased by the state or by
The Nature Conservancy.
Two 100-acre
(approximately) parcels
adjacent to Whiting Field Naval
Air Station also will be acquired
by The Nature Conservancy
and sold to the Florida Office
of Greenways and Trails
(OGT). The two tracts will be
the first purchases as part of
OGT's Blackwater Heritage
Trail/Coldwater Creek/Whiting
Field Trail and Buffer Project.
The route will surround the
base and expand recreational
opportunities already available
on an existing trail.
The Nature Conservancy, a
leading international, nonprofit
organization,-preserves plants,
representing the diversity of life
on Earth by protecting the lands
and waters they need to survive.
The Conservancy has helped
protect 1.1 million acres in
Florida since 1961. Visit us on
the Web at nature.org/florida.


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Horse owners should know how to prevent deadly disease

Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome

linked to Eastern Tent Caterpillars

The Uhiersit, ..of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine
has confirmed one case of Mare
Reproductive Loss Syndrome
MRLS and has two other cases
that are suspect. All three'cases
occurred in Alachua County this
spring. The diagnosis of MRLS
was made by Dr. John Roberts,
pathologist at the University of
Florida College of Veterinary
One mare produced a sep-,
tic foal on March 18, 2006 that
was euthanatized after two days
of intensive treatment. Samples
from an earlier abortion on the
same farm were re-examined and
showed indications of NIRLS:
Dr. John Roberts. UF patholo-
gist, has termed that case sus-
pect. The third case was a foal
born on March 26 that was treat-
ed in the neonatal intensive care
unit at ihe University of Florida
for 12 hours before being eu-
thanatized. Although complete
histopathologic evaluation will
not be completed until March
30. Roberts said the pathology
was consistent w ith MRLS.
Dr. Roberts w worked at the
University of Kentucky Li\e-
stock Disease Diagnostic Center
during the Kentuck MNIRLS out-
break of 2001-_2002.
N IRL S has nbt been previous-
1\ reported in Florida. The Ken-
rucky outbreak suffered severe
economic losses estimated to be
near $336-500 nullion and a loss
of 30 percent of the estimated
foal crop for 2002.

Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is urging
horse owners to vaccinate their
horses against Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (:EEEi and West Nile
Virus as mosquito season gets
under way. Four cases of EEE
have already been confirmed in
Florida since January one as
recently as this week even
though the first cases are not
usually seen until May.
Bronson says the majority of
cases can be prevented through
proper vaccinations and booster
shots against mosquito borne
illnesses and he is reminding
horse owners that now is the
time to take action.
"Last year there were 150
reported cases of EEE across 43

counties, triple the number from
the N ear before when 48 cases of
the disease reported impacting
27 counties," Bronson said.
-"Now that mosquito season is
upon us. it is critical that horse
owners take steps to protect
their animals. We have already
seen some EEE cases due to the.
relatively warm winter and we
need to ensure that these cases
are kept to a minimum."
EEE is a viral disease that
affects the central nervous
system and is transmitted to
horses by infected mosquitoes.
Signs of the virus include fever.
listlessness. stumbling, circling.
coma and usually death. The
disease is fatal in horses in 90
percent of the cases.
Bronson says he is pleased that

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been reported so far .this year,
and WNV cases have continued
to drop over the years since a
vaccination against the disease
became available in 2001.
"There was a lot of attention
paid to West Nile Virus when it
was first discovered in Florida
in 2000. Horse owners did a
very good job in protecting their
animals from this disease. We
want to be sure they are just as
aggressive in protecting horses
against EEE," Bronson said.
The Departmentandthe state's
numerous mosquito control
districts have strengthened
their surveillance, control
and prevention measures in
order to be better prepared for
mosquito-borne illnesses. There
are ongoing efforts to keep the
mosquito populations down but
because there, is no fool proof
method to prevent the diseases,
vaccinations are critical.
So far this year EEE has
been confirmed in horses in
Columbia, Duval, Marion and
Levy counties, all of which were
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Bronson urges vaccinations as equne

encephalitis cases start early in Florida

3. Reduce exposure of preg-
nant mares to endophyte-infect-
ed tall fescue.
1. Mycotoxin binders have
been fed by some farms. If my-
cotoxins are involved, this could
help reduce risk. This decision
should be made after discussions
with a veterinarian and/or nutri-
2. Correct mineral imbalanc-
es. While this is always a good
idea, there is a theory that min-
eral imbalances might be associ-
ated with MRLS. Again, discuss
this with your farm's veterinar-
ian and/or nutritionist.
At this time, we strongly
recommend that all abortions
and foal deaths receive a post-
mortem evaluation. Inspection
of pastures for the presence of
cherry trees and caterpillars is
critical. The only way to protect
the pregnant mare is to remove
her from contact with the cater-
pillars. Early pregnancy loss can
be detected by ultrasonographic
For more information, con-
sult the University of Kentucky
web page on MRLS at www.
htm or The Horse: Your Guide
to Equine Health Care at www.
John Atkins is Agriculture/
Livestock Agent for Santa Rosa

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

MRLS has been linked to the
consumption of Eastern Tent
caterpillars. Eastern tent cater-
pillars prefer wild cherry, apple
and crabapple. The clinical syn-
dromes include early pregnancy
loss, late-term abortions, foals
born weak and septic, pericar-
ditis, uveitis. laminitis and oral
ulceration. :
MRLS i Prevention (recom-
mendations developed for Ken-
1. Minimize or eliminate ex-
posure of pregnant mares to
Eastern tent caterpillars.
2. Keep pregnant horses aw ay
from wild cherry and apple
trees. -,
3. Frequently- mow pastures
grazed by pregnant mares.
4. Offer hay to horses on pas-
1. Increase the grass-to-clover
ratio in pastures.
2. Restrict time on pasture
when a hard freeze is expected
_ following a warm period.-


UF/IFAS recommends fighting fire with fire

QUINCY While wildfires
pose a serious threat to humans,
animals and plants, University of
Florida/Institute of Food and Ag-
ricultural Sciences or UF/IFAS
experts say fighting fire with fire
is an excellent way to help pre-
vent them.
According to Martha C. Mon-
roe, a UF/IFAS associate pro-
fessor in the School of Forest
Resources and Conservation,
"Florida is a national leader in
managing prescribed bums in
wildlands. Our unique combina-
:ion of fire-dependent ecosystems
and weather that accommodates
prescribed burning in every sea-
son of the year contributes to this
leadership role."
In the past half a century,
changess in Florida's wildlands
lave led the return to using pre-
scribed burning to manage veg-
-tation in the forests. In Florida,
ire is prescribed for 1.5 .to 2 mil-
ion acres of land each year.
"Prescribed burning is a pre-
rise tool for vegetation manage-
ment," said Alan J. Long, a UF/
EFAS associate professor with the
School of Forest Resources and
Conservation. "When properly
managed, it reduces the risk of
wildfire by decreasing shrub and
herbaceous vegetation and ac-
:umulated dead fuels, improves
wildlife or grazing habitat, and
promotess successful forest regen-
There are several factors that
.an increase the spread of wild-.
ires and the amount of damage
hat they do. Fire requires oxy-
;en, fuel, and heat to sustain itself.
n wildfires, the fuel generally is
providedd by plants and, shrubs,
md if there is an abundance of
ire-prone plant life, the chances
)f a wildfire increase greatly.
One of the advantages of pre-
;cribed burning is the controlled
-emoval of the fuel that would
dlow h wildfire to spread. "Pre-
,cribed burning, the controlled
ise of fire to achieve land man-
igement goals, is a useful tool for
sourcee managers in Florida,"
;ays Monroe.
Prescribed burning is also
ne of the most important and


dormant season bums are often
best for controlling heavy fuel
loads, or for burning vegetation
that has a low volatility and high
moisture content in spring. Grow-
ing season bums are best for con-
trolling hardwood underbrush, as
long as the fuel load is moder-
In order to conduct a pre-
scribed burn in the state, autho-
rizatior must be received from
DOF. Before seeking authoriza-
tion, a burner must prepare a burn
plan, which includes pertinent in-
formation like location, size and
description of area to be burned,
amount and type of vegetation,
and a weather analysis.
UF/IFAS Leon County Forest-
ry Extension Agent Stan Rosen-
thal, who has years of experience
assisting landowners with land
management planning that in-
cludes prescribed fire, emphasizes
that, "Every landowner's situation
is different, so it is impossible to
provide a general fire prescrip-
tion. A burn plan is tailored to
specific landowner management
goals, specific fuels, and specific
vulnerabilities (structures, adja-
cent forest lands or dry wetlands
and their fuels, roads, residential
areas, airports)."
All prescribed fires must have
adequate fire breaks around the
burn area, have adequate person-
nel and fire control equipment, re-
main within the authorized area,
have someone present until .the
fire is completely extinguished
and have permission from the:

Florida is a national leader in managing prescribed burns in
wildlands. Our unique combination of fire-dependent ecosys-
tems and weather that accommodates prescribed burning in
every season of the year contributes to this leadership role.

cost-effective tools used to man-
age Florida's forested lands for
wildlife. "Prescribed fire. used
at regular intervals helps control
hardwood brush to the benefit of
herbaceous groundcol er plants,"
says UF/IFAS Leon County Nat-
ural Resources Extension Agent
Will Sheftall. -:These plants are
vital nawral-food for game. and
also important cover. Deer. tur-,
key, quail and rabbits all rely
on groundcover species for for-
age and seeds, and deer utilize
succulent woody re-growth as
However, as useful as pre-
scribed burning is, there are still
some safety concerns and regu-
lations to keep in mind when
conducting prescribed burning.
"Two of the most important are
the possibilities of fire spreading
to adjacent properties and smoke
intrusions in populated areas,"
says Long.
Generally, prescribed burning
is not allowed by the Division of
Forestry or DOF, the agency that
regulates prescribed burning per-

mits, when hot, dry weather con-
ditions or an abundance of fuel
would increase the chances that
the fire could spread. In addition,
state and local agencies must
monitor the air for pollutants in
order to ensure that it meets, the
National Ambient Air Quali-r
Standards" as established by the
1970 Federal Clean Air Act-.
According to Shefiall. -The
best time to burn are from winter
through spring. Colder weather,

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Help prevent damage from bark beetles,
diseases, and wildfire through practices
that promote healthy pines.

* Thin dense pine stands.
* Control understory
plant competition.
* Minimize tree wounds
during harvests.



Use prescribed fire.
Harvest low-vigor
stands and replant.
Plant species right
for the soil and site.

A'A''fl-'[fK o mU

A message from the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and- the .USQA Forest,.Service.


Harvey Grantham honored with Jefferson Award

in recognition of a lifetime of community service

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Harvey Grantham may have
retired from his job as main-
tenance supervisor with the Calhoun
County School System five years ago
but it didn't mean he stopped work-
If anything, retirement freed him up
to do even more of what he likes most:
helping others.
"Harvey lives not to please himself,
but to please the God he serves," said
Pastor David Goodman. "He is a
loving, forgiving and compassionate
person, as well as a man of his word,
displaying honesty and integrity."
Harvey, who recently turned 70, is
the man many call when there's no one
else. And for that, he was recognized
in a ceremony April 6 by Channel 13 in
Panama City as one of the panhandle's
five 2006 Jefferson Award winners.
The Jefferson Award honors unsung
heros who make a difference in their
He credits his wife, Mae Belle, and
his faith in making him the man he is
today. "I just have a love in my heart to
help people who are really in need," he
said. His only pay, aside from the oc-
casional jar of jelly or other homemade
gift, is appreciation. "Your heart just
throbs when you get to help someone."
he said.
What pushes him to do so much for
so many? Grantham said he's never
forgotten % hat "an old man" once told
him: "Use it or lose it." He makes the
most of his time, energy and the skills
he picked up working 16 years behind
the counter at the old C.C. Corbin
Hardware Store in Blountstown.
*As a member of the county's
Grumpy Old Men's Club, he's been
active in building numerous heel-
chair ramps at homes throughout the
*As a church deacon, he's been a
vital part of the Blountsotwn First Pen-
tecostal Holiness Church, guiding and
encouraging others as well as going the
extra mile literally by driving those

Harvey Grantham is shown above at his home on the Chipola River and
below, just after receiving his award.

to services \\ho are without means to get
there on their own.
*As a community member, he helps out
with the many cookouts and fundraisers,
and has delivered meals to the homebound
through the senior citizens program.
*As member of the Blountstow n Lions
Club, he's taken part in eyeglass campaign
drives and scholarship programs.
*For 40 years, he's been on call as-
a volunteer firefighter, according to
Blountstown Mayor Winston Deason. For
30 of those years, he served as fire chief.

"He was on call 24 hours a day, seven
days a week for many years and in the
beginning was a one man fire depart-
ment," wrote Deason, in a letter nominat-
ing Grantham for the Jefferson Award.
"Through his efforts, several volunteer fire
departments were organized in Calhoun
County resulting in quicker response time
and minimizing the amount of property
*While working with the schools, Dea-
son noted, he did his job while still "taking
the time to speak and listen to the students

and give them fatherly advice when he
thought he could make a difference in
their lives."
Grantham used his least-favorite job
at Carr School to make a point with
the students one day. When he had
to change out the pumps in the septic
tank a rather messy and smelly job
- he'd get a little teasing from some
of the kids as they walked past on
their way to PE. He said he made a
point to tell the kids who were watch-
ing him struggle in the muck with the
equipment, "If you don't get a good
education, you're liable to be doing this
same thing when you're grown." He
hopes it's a message that stuck in their
impressionable minds.
Now, most of those he works with
are the community's older and less-able
citizens who can't afford to hire their
own handyman. They have come to
rely on him, especially in emergen-
cies like the one experienced by Edna
She called him in a panic around 5
a.m one morning to ask for his help.
He told her, "Miss Edna, I'm on. my
way." Grantham drove nine miles to
her home. "The water line busted in
front of the tub valve and was just pour-
ing water under the house," Grantham
said. He took care of it.
When he went to 82-year-old Elma
Stewart's house to make a small repair,
he noticed a problem with her steps and
took care of it right away. "He saw that
I was having a hard time getting up and
down the steps and he fixed me a rail,"
she said, noting that she hadn't even
mentioned the problem to him.
"Everybody knows that Harvey
Grantham is just a phone call away.
If he gets the message that you need
help, there is no doubt that he is going
to show up," said Stewart.
"He is a friend when in need and
all the time," said Edna Adkins, who
sums up her feeling about him in one
simple sentence that says it all: "We
need more Harvey Granthams in this

Easter Egqqg iters fill their Maskets Sunday afternoon
Youngsters gathered at Rivertown Community Church in Blountstown for a traditional Easter Egg
hunt and found themselves looking all over the place for something colorful to put in their baskets.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Victoria and Donovan Ebersole found enough for three baskets. Halston
White ponders just how much his pail will hold. Heather Yoder peers over a basket overflowing
with eggs. Kristi Yoder finds a bright blue egg in an unusual place. PAIGE WHITE PHOTOS



Scholastic Book Fair April 24-28

I April 20 Softball Game: Sneads (Away); Weightlifting I
meet at Sneads 6 p.m.
April 21 Field Day; Boys State Weightlifting
I Championship Gainsville
April 24-28 Book Fair; Baseball Tournament
| April 25 Family night with Culinary Students; PTO
meeting 6:30 p.m.
SApril 26 County Wide Track Meet
April 27 School Tropicanna Speeches
t .. J

Altha School will host a
Scholastic Book Fair on April 24-
28 in the Media Center. Families,
teachers and the community are
invited to attend the fair, which will
feature a special camping theme:
Camp Read Book Let the Book
Bugs Bite!
Highlights of the fair will
be specially priced books and
educational products, including
newly released works, award-
winning titles, children's classics,
interactive software and current
best sellers from more than 150
The fair will open each day from
8 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. A special
family event will be held Tuesday,
April 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. which will
feature time to browse at the book
fair, door prizes and refreshments.
The book fair brings children,-
teachers and families together
within a school and community to
celebrate' reading and learning. It
also helps the Media Center earn
money for books and technology
for our school.
by Patricia Williams
The afternoon of April 12 was
certainly an exciting time for the
students of Altha School. During.
the last part of the day the students

by Jessica Smith
This year Altha School is using
the internet to plan students high
school courses. www.facts.org
has an ePEP personall education
planner) which allows students to
choose their classes for high school
Using this website allows parents
to be a part of the planning process.
Courses, can be modified as ,needed
based on the changing needs of the
and statistics on different types
of fields such as Computer and
Math occupations, Education and
Training occupations, and Health
care occupations. On this site the
guidance counselor can, access
each students' schedule and leave
conunents and suggestions.

2006 Honor graduates announce

by Melissa Ellis
'The following Class of 2006,
members will be graduating with-
honors from Blountsto0n High
Kate Ann Atkins, Kristen Baker,.
Whitney Susann Baxley, Courtney
Nichole Bybee, Jennie Ruth-.Fagen,
Umair Ui-Islam Farooqi, Ashley
Megan Gingench. NMichael Wayne-
Guilford, Sarah Elizabeth Hatcher.
Sha\ n -Krueger, Joshua Marshal-
Lilly. Case Rochelle McLendon,
Tillman Allan Morris, Nicholas
Kile Myers. Staci Lynn Pittman,
Catherine Virginirua Proper. Tanya-
Saveli, Joshua Lane Segers. Lynd-
sev Danielle Wainwright.
by Melissa Ellis
The 2006-2007 SGA officers
have been elected and are as fol-
lows: President- Tabinda SNed. Vice
President Erin Wells, and Secre-
tary- Noelle Smith. A treasurer has
yet to be appointed at this time. As
president, Tabinda wants to break
SGA into different committees so
the members can focus on certain
tasks. One of the committees would
be the publicity committee. This
committee will focus on the task of
keeping the community,. school, and-
parents involved in all of the events
of the year. Another committee will
be the recognition committee for
the acknowledgement of students
and teachers. The continuation of
the Tigers of the Month is one thing
this committee will also focus on
next year. Tabmnda has many ideas
to try and. improve o.ur growing.
school When Tabinda found out

April 20 Baseball against Chipley.at Home 5 p.m.; Soft-
ball-District Championship-Srneads 6 p.m.; Baseball.against R.-
SF. Munroe at Home 5 p.m.; 1A State Weightlifting Meet-Sante
.e Community College State Weightlifting Meet at Gainesville
April 24- Chorus Spring Concert : .
April 25 DCT Luncheon 12 p.m.; FCCLA Banquet-BHS
Library at 6 p.m.; Baseball District Tournament
May 4 Daytime Performance of School Musical "Once
Upon a Mattress"

she had been elected president, she
was happ \\ ith the opportunity to
serve her school. -
by Joseph Daniels
The Blountsto%\n High School
Senior Class had an awesome time
on their senior trip. They got up
early Tuesday morning and headed
to Orlando for four days of fun. The ,
first da.\ the class enjoyed Universal,
Studios Theme Park during the day
and explored Universal City 'Walk
at night. On Wednesday. the Class
of 06 headed out to Islands of Ad-'
venture to enjoN thrilling rides and
roller coasters Later that night,
they enjoyed dinner at Planet Holly-
wood at downtown% n Disney. Thurs-
day, the seniors got wet at Wei 'N
Wild. They enjoyed the da\ at the
park w% ith fun water slides and other-
rides. On Thursday night. it was the
North %s. the South at Dixie Stam-
pede where the seniors enjoyed din-
ner and a show. Friday )% as the last,
day for this great group of students,
so they headed to Busch Gardens.;
They enjoyed Busch' Gardens very
much and rode on many coasters
throughout the day. After a Ionga
. idle lack.t jilJQunqtslt'.nyejyte
was glad to get home.

2006-2006 BHS
by Batya Margrill
Congratulations to Blountstow
High School' Varsity Cheerleadin
Squad for 2006-2007. They are D
anna Glaze. Hannah Johnson. Ca
dace Shiver, Holly Jeppson, Ko
Edewaard. Samantha Dwiggir
Dana Clark, Kaitlin Peacock, La
.Golden, Kaylin Bontrager, Satyr
Everett, Cassandra Tharpe, Jessi
Fields and Haley Bozeman. T
captain for the 2006-2007 cheek
leaders will be Dianna Glaze, a
the co-captain will be Hannah Joh
son. Pam Bozeman '% ill be the spo
sor for the varsity squad this ye
and is looking forward to work
with the upcoming squad.
The BHS JV Cheerleaders f
2006-2007 are Autumn Veaze
Monica Guilford, Ashlea Hest
Alisha Strawn, Samantha Ferg
son, Emily Davis, Lauren Dav
Jasmine Simmons, Sasha Simmoi
and Shaterial Davis.


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WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM The Altha Boys Weightlifting
Team finished another successful season with a record of 4-1.
Despite only having ten lifters on this year's team and losing for
the first time in three years, this is easily the best team we have
ever had here at Altha. This year's team has broken or tied
17 school records along with having two Section 2 champions.
The team defeated Port St. Joe, Wewa, Marianrna, and South
Walton. AHS also finished 4th at the Big Bend meet with only
6 lifters. The Wildcats now wait to see who has qualified for the
state final which will be held on Friday, April 21st in Gainesville.
Lifters who have broken school records this year are: John
Alday, Dennis Goodman, Michael Mills, Chris McCroan, Corey
McAlpin, and Nick Hansford. Michael Mills and John Alday
have already cemented a spot in the state finals by winning
the Section 2 championship, while the other boys hope to get
a wild card berth in the state finals. Pictured, left to right, Tony
Golden, Chris McCroan, Gary Chew, Nick Hansford, Corey
McAlpin, Michael Mills; seated, John Alday. ALTHA

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Lunch: Sliced ham, rice with gravy, I bread.
field peas, fruit cup. I
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were treated to. a performance
by the Chipola Show Choir. The
Show Choir performed the second
half of their Jazzamatazz show
for the students. There was music
from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s,
and today.
The students really enjoyed
themselves. They especially liked
seeing one of their very own in.the
show choir, Miss Shannon Grice.
Overall, the students were very
impressed by the .numbers they.
saw. They were even challenged
to try and determine whichdecade
each song was coming from. It'was
definitely not the easy task either.
It was learned from the director
that our very own Tina Smith was
a member of.the very first show
choir. The students-would like
to thank the shot choir for the
% wonderfull performance and would
be overjoyed, to ha'e them back


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LCHS Varsity Cheerleaders help out in fundraiser Four
of the varsity cheerleaders from Liberty County High School
gave up their day off to help with the fundraiser for Bobby
Clark on Friday. The girls, standing, are Whitney Anders, Co-
Captain, on left and Clara Foran, on right of Blountstown Police
Chief Glenn Kimbrel; kneeling, left to right, Sami Marotta and
Paige Shepard.

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Bulldogs on winning streak 21-1
BASEBALL The Liberty Travis closed the door on a late remaining against the Waku
County Bulldogs managed to Malone rally and the final score Eagles Tuesday and R.F. Mum
continue their incredible winning was 4-3. Travis struck out 14 Bobcats on Thursday.
streak last week with a disman- and pitched his second complete The LCHS coaching staff a
tling of the West Gadsden Pan- game of the year. the LCHS faculty and staff wou
theirs and a dramatic home victory On Good Friday, the Bulldogs like to thank all of the pare
over the extremely challenging took care of business in Altha. A and community members f
Malone Tigers. The Tuesday host of Bulldogs joined in the of- their tireless support this seasi
match-up at West Gadsden was fensive exhibition: David Travis You all have been a tremendous
decided long before the last out had two hits and Jace Ford added help in making this season si
was recorded as the Bulldogs three. Preston Burke vaulted him- cessful.
piled up runs in bunches. Nic self into a tie for the home run lead BETA CLUB LCHS B
Gregg recorded two hits and in the Big Bend with two shots. would like to announce that 1
freshman pitcher Jared Barber Burke's-season total now stands week's cake sales netted o0
racked up his first win of the year at 7. However, Clint Hill turned in $400. Because of the great
in the 27-2 Bulldog romp. the best performance of the night. sponse to the cake sales, Beta v
The Bulldogs came home two Not only did Hill pitch five solid be selling cakes again the week
days later and squared off with innings from the mound, but the Mother's Day. If you would 1:
a much more game foe. In their junior went 3-3 at the plate with to reserve a cake, contact B
first meeting, Malone kept things one home run in the 11-0 Bulldog sponsors Mrs. Kennedy or M
close, relatively speaking, and victory. The Dawgs record now Deason or any LCHS Beta cl
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clear from the first pitch, which
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to deep left-center field, that this H 9 (
was not going to be an easy vic- ....
tory for LCHS.
LCHS Pitcher David Tra- Hosford School Tropicana Speec
vis settled down after giving up TROPICANA SPEECH CONTEST On April 13 Hosff
the lead-off double and mowed School held the annual Tropicana Speech Contest. The week pr
through the rest of the Tigers' to this date,.the fourth, fifth and sixth grades had held classro(
lineup. However, Malone's start- contests and chosen their top three winners to compete in the scho
ing pitcher was also throwing wide contest. Fourth and fifth competed and the six speakers fro
as excellent game and the score that group and their topics were:
going into the bottom of the 5th Fourth Christin Henderson, Cheerleading; Jabe Rosier, t
inning was 0-0. It was in the 5th chery and Taylor Shuler, Horses.
that the Bulldogs made their Fifth Matt Bodiford, The Great Adventure; Brooklyn Sessio.
strongest offensive move of Camping and Shelby White, The Five Ws.
the night. The Dawgs scrapped The winners were Matt Bodiford, first; Taylor Shuler, second; J
together a combination of hits, Rosier, third.
walks and malone errors to put The sixth grade entered five speakers. The speakers and th
four runs on the board. That topics were: Betsy Bradwell, Catching Memories; Kyle Brunso
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On March 31, BHS Seniors and Juniors enjoyed a beautiful prom thanks
to many businesses and helpers. We would like to thank everyone who
helped make the prom a huge success including: the Diamond Corner for
the queen's crown, Calhoun CI for the plants, Movie Gallery for movie
posters, Peavy's for assistance, and parents for their support. Without this
help, prom would not have been the success it was. Thank You!



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Minutes from March 6 City of Bristol regular meeting

Official minutes from the City of Bristol
special meeting March 6, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to order
by Chairman Newton Walden with
Elmo Ford, John Fairchild, Attorney
David House and Mayor Ellen R.
Lewis. Clerk Robin Hatcher was
absent due to medical reasons
and Ed Botting was absent due to
a family emergency.
Michael Wahlquist offered the
opening prayer. Attorney House led
the pledge of allegiance.
Fairchild moved to approve the
previous month's minutes, sec-
onded by Ford, all voted in favor.
Fairchild moved to approve the
monthly bills for payment, second-
ed by Ford, approved by all.
Pastor Victor Walsh of the First
Baptist Church of Bristol requested
that the council authorize Liberty

County Road Department to install
rumble bumps at the south end of
Myers Ann Street where Myers Ann
dead ends at Michaux Road. Ford
motioned to authorize the county
to install the rumble bumps as
requested, seconded by Fairchild,
carried unanimously.
Sealed bids for electrical up-
grades at the Wastewater Lift Sta-
tions were opened and read aloud
by Attorney House. They were
received as follows:
*Joe Combs, $10,430
*Liberty Contracting, $11,500
Pending review of the bids and
recommendation by the utility
department, Fairchild motioned to
accept the low bid submitted by
Joe Combs, seconded by Ford,
carried by all.
Ken Sumner requested permis-

sion to move a 1995 mobile home
into the city of Bristol and approval
to permit same. The council denied
his request based upon Ordi-
nance #04-02, condition #7 of the
Used Mobile Home Compliance
Agreement which places a 10-
year maximum age limit on used
mobile homes being moved inside
the city limits of Bristol. Attorney
David Eastman spoke on behalf of
Sumner. He indicated that he had
reviewed Ordinance #04-02 and
believed that it was in violation of
state law. Chairman Walden en-
couraged the council to reconsider
this ordinance. No action was taken
for lack of a motion. Fairchild did
indicate that he would be willing to
discuss this matter at a later date
after the vacancies on the council
were filled.

Clerk of Court Robert Hill sub-
mitted a letter to the council on
behalf of the Liberty County board
of County Commissioners request-
ing that
1. A portion of Pogo Street ap-
proximately 127x50 from Main
Street South to where an approved
addition to the county jail will end,
be permanently closed; and
2. A permit fee waiver for con-
struction of the addition to the
Liberty County jail. Fairchild mo-
tioned to proceed as necessary to
advertise the city's intent to close
the said portion of Pogo Street with
a public hearing to be held on April
10, 2006 seconded by Ford, carried
by all. Fairchild moved to waive the
permit fees for construction of the
jail addition, seconded by Ford, all
voted in favor.

Fairchild moved to appoint
Brigham S. Shuler to fill the cur-
rent vacancy on the City Council,
seconded by Ford, carried by all.
Shuler will be sworn in at the next
regular meeting.
Follow up discussion and rec-
ommendations by Botting con-
cerning the Financial Impact As-
sessment Model (FIAM) training/
requirements was tabled until the
next regular meeting date due to
Botting's absence.
There being no further busi-
ness, Ford motioned to adjourn,
seconded by Fairchild, all voted
in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 7:15
Chairman Newton V. Walden
City Clerk Robin M. Hatcher

Chipola student named best in state

College sophomore Kimberly
Garske of Bonifay has been
named Florida's New Century
Scholar, a designation assigned
to the state's top community
college student in the Academic
All-American competition.
Garske delivered the student
address at an April 5 luncheon
in Tallahassee celebrating all
members of the All-Florida
Academic Team.
Additionally, Garske was
named a Guistwhite Scholar
by Phi Theta Kappa, the
International Honor Society
for Two-Year Colleges. The
$5,000 scholarship is awarded
to no more than 20 students a
year from the more than 1,700
community colleges around the
As a Chipola freshman,
Garske was awarded the
Leaders of Promise Scholarship
from Phi Theta Kappa. The
$1,000 award encourages
leadership development through
participation in Phi Theta
She was Valedictorian
of Bethlehem High School
and winner of the Chipola

Kimberly Garske

Valedictorian Schola
is a Florida Academ
and recipient of the
Byrd Scholarship.
Chipola's Freshman
award and the Bi
Science Majors awar
As Communica
Public Relations Offi
Chipola chapter of
Kappa, Garske ha:
numerous volunteer
including the Le
Promise Conference
school students; hurr
in Pensacola and Tsu
for the victims in Asi
Through her A
Awareness Project

Student art on disp

at Chipola College
MARIANNA-Origiiial works of art by Chipola
students will be on display through April 25 in t
remodeled gallery of the Violet McLendon Fine Arts B
.The exhibit will be open weekdays, from 8 a.m. to
Artists are students from Suzanne Payne's Drawing I an
II classes using pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, s
and oil pastel.
Payne says, "The show depicts a wide variety of sul
facial features (hair, eyes, nose and mouth), landscape
still life, texture quilt, people, and portraits done with 1
Students whose works are on display, include: Jei
Gina Clenney, Jennifer Cook, Stephine Cook, Patric
Laurie Dismuke, Migdalia Dominquez, Morgan H
Knight, Jason Merrifield, Amber Pickett, Alaina Pitts,2
Brett Reid, April Sanchez, Dustin Segars; Kelci S
Claire Thornton. Tracy Van Atta and Jessica Woodruff
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irship. She
ic Scholar,

worked to increase awareness of
Alzheimer's on her campus and
in the community. She organized
seminars on campus with experts
from the Alzheimer's Resource
Center of Dothan. She also
helped organize an Alzheimer's
Memory Walk with the Women's
Basketball Team. The event
raised $1,200 to support the
Alzheimer's Resource Center
and Alzheimer's Research.
Garske developed the Books
and Toys for Girls and Boys
program to provide books and
toys for hospitalized children in
the area.

Robert C. As a student in the Chipola
She won Honors Program she presented
Chemistry projects on "Slippery and Sour
ology for the Substances that Define
rd. Everyday Life," "Electrolysis,"
ton and and "The Extraction of Iron
icer andfor the from Total Cereal." Garske also
Phi Theta is a member of Chipola's very
s directed successful Brain Bowl Team.
directed Outside of class, Garske
activitiesserves as a tutor for freshman
*aders of
for high chemistry students. She also
n ei mentored a high school senior,
icane relief
nami relieff encouraging him to attend
a community college and to
lzheimer's become involved with Honors
S Garske and Phi Theta Kappa.
Garske. is active' in the
Bonifay United Methodist
klay Church Youth Group. She was
chair of a cookbook project to
raise funds for a Bell Chorus.
A pharmacy major, she
a College plans to attend the University
the newly- of Florida to pursue a Ph.D.
building. in Pharmacy. She hopes to do
4:30 p pharmaceutical research in the
43 p. area of Alzheimer's. She has
ii Drawing earned continuing education
soft pastel, credits related to Alzheimer's
medication, side effects, and
objects from future research.
:, seascape, For three years, she has
type. worked as a Pharmacy and
na Brooks, IV Therapy Technician at
ck Dalstra, Wiregrass Medical Center.
Garske will be recognized
arris, Niki
for her accomplishments at a
Zack Price, press conference at the college,
tephenson, Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m.,
in. the atrium of the Literature/
*':Language'uilding,'.' '"

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Minutes from March 14 Liberty County School Board meeting

Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting March 14, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman Kyle Peddie.
Members present at the meet-
ing were Tommy Duggar, Darrel
Hayes, Roger Reddick, James
Flowers, Kyle Peddie and Su-
perintendent David H. Sum-
1. The prayer was offered by
David Summers and the Pledge
of Allegiance was led by Darrel
Sherrie Kever was recog-
nized for all of her many years
of service in the school system
and presented with a plaque.
Lonzell Duggar spoke with
the Board regarding the Hosford
School Project.
4. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to adopt the
agenda with emergency item.
A. Approval of Minutes
*February 14, 2006
*February 24, 2006
B. Payment of Bills for Febru-
ary, 2006
C. Principals Reports for Feb-
ruary, 2006
D. Financial Statements for
February, 2006
E. Budget' Amendments for
February, 2006 (There were no
budget amendments.)
Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to approve
Consent Items.

1. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
Liberty County School Board
Calendar for 2006-07.
2. Motion was made by
Hayes, seconded by Flowers
and carried unanimously to ap-
prove Liberty County School
Board Twelve Month Calendar
for 2006-07.
3. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
request for students to attend
Liberty County Adult School and
to take the GED upon comple-
tion of the prescribed course-
4. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and car-
ried unanimously to approve the
2005-06 Substitute List.
5. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
request to be exempt from spon-
soring the Summer Nutrition
6. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
Child Care Feeding Program to
continue through the summer.
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Penny Al-
halaseh as paraprofessional in
the PK Disabilities Program be-
ginning March 16, 2006.
2. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and

carried unanimously to approve
request for withdrawal of leave
of absence for Carolyn Cope-
3. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to accept
DROP resignation/retirement
from Carolyn Copeland effective
March 2, 2006.
4. Motion was made by
Hayes, seconded by Flowers
and carried unanimously to ap-
prove request for. maternity
leave of absence from Sarah
Carpenter effective February
14, 2006 through the remainder
of the 2005-06 school year.
5. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
request for maternity leave of
absence from Kari Smith begin-
ning February 24, 2006 through
the remainder of the 2005-06
school year.
Solomon updated the Board
on the plans for the shutters at
Tolar School.

He also talked with them
about the plans to attempt to
repair the roof leak at Hosford
1. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to accept

letter of resignation from Allison
M. Owens as paraprofessional
in the Childcare Program effec-
tive March 24, 2006.
2. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to adjourn
the meeting.

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efits, Send resume to 190 Mannie Gunn Rd., Quincy, FL
S3281 or fax to (850) 027=3493. EOE.


Juvenile Justice

Don't just show them the path, be the map;

11e th iP- when you guildc troubled ien,- tow. qd a bIriht
new horizon at the Eckerd Treatment Program for Girls in
Vernon, FL, As a Juvenile Justice Counselor at this high-
ril;, irdn,.3t facilIy tfor atqrisk iemale,- ages 13-18, yvou
will be responsible for providing a safe, secure environment
through group counseling, individual relationships, mentor-
ing and crisis Intervention, Varying shiotl available Including
nights and weekends.
Requires professional demeanor and strong leadership
abilIties. Previous work experience as a role :nodelinmen-
tor for youth preferred. High school diploma or equivalent
This is a great opportunity for retirees looking for a mean-
ingful second career
ChooIe the road less taken with a career path unlike any
App: onk ne now, ww@'k ut*out.og or fta~ to (727)
4.-59 t A.ti A Griner eo.-.sd to A<, -er tA?^eCrd..~J

MahW mIe INf 4 iIwt4. r,, a%

of i s ._.: ;:;j .,; r', for the ,.,,,r/ng posi-
-'".** r4te i l : or
ii 'Ij f). ;s,_ *'-.'...d :/- : --: ..d...;- : ,3 i- a". Hwy. 71 N.
or ft fUffO *o '.)) 7e2-07'.,
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,'; ii i.i,_.. ;"I, '%>: J,., .* .,:r -fJ/ r F .)' itj.j Pr.r'.: 2yearverifi-
able OTR -/pri-pri.-r. Must have clean di.Air, record and
.,i) / :, work /ti. li l cijh '' f1,, r', ult l Fuil-t rr c. e* rr-r r,,! rr. r!
home each n,_:crri, w"c.'lj pay ilth stable year-round
IIAJl. Competitive wages and bherii..-, avabii;le

J. si I ,// -I.-. rl li:l i ;: pplj(.;iorj for


,- or, rat,. in K.cientri or ..i..t:i education with at least 18
graduate ,'i -,i-.,r hours in Chemistry required. Teach-
ing experience at the colleyo and/or high school level pre-

courses including General Chemistry I and II with labs,
'Oi':.inic Cliii 'i:.try I and II with labs, and Bio-Chemistry.
Duties associatedd with college instruction and institutional
mission will also be part of this instructor's role. This is a
tenure-track position.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of application
.nddr esSr in each position competency and philosophical re-
qoli erii ii. (cot.nt; l Human ResLur ics for this inter nation),
resume, references with c.urent addresses and telephone
numbrnbers and copies of college transcripts to Chipola Col-
lege Human Resources 309- Indian Circle, Marianna. FL
AN7: ECp.. m"'-; EMPLOYER

f he School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications
for the following position for the 2006-2007 school year.
Applicalions are available at the Office of the Superintendent
located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL. Regular office hours
are from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


* Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
* Certified in appropriate area or willing to work toward

* Must provide witten references upon request from the

COMPENSATION: $39,439 $58,314 (12 months)

A complete application and resume listing three (3)
pioressional 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.

April 14, April 27,2006

Employment will be contingent upon fingerprints being
ri_,y'Ci r,,, cF.I'1-tu-.i'l' are :, -e1 rtout regard to race, .. cr.
se~, age National origin handicap or ara status.
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Florida Coastal History Days this weekend in Port St. Joe

Celebrating Early Florida
Coastal History Friday, April 21
through Sunday, April 23 in Port
St. Joe. The events are as fol-
Arriving guards and setup day
for participants
A full day of events will take

place on April 22 with the St.
Andrews Gulf State Guard Re-
enactors Inc., along with other
reenactor clubs from near by ar-
eas, and a wonderful living his-
tory program featuring local art-
ist from our area.
*9 a.m. Encampment Open
to the Public The main en-
campment will be across the

road from the (Frank Pate) park,
at the wooded area next to the
Chambers of Commerce. The
participants will live in the mo-
ment sleeping in tents and eat-
ing food cooked over campfires.
*10 a.m. Ladies Tea & Parlor
Games (Frank Pate Park)
*11 a.m. Cavalry, Infantry,
Artillery, and Naval Demonstra-

tion, a gun salute from members,
dressed in Civil War uniforms
*2 p.m. Skirmish A mock
battle for a good show. The
fighting will take place along
the shoreline and the wooden
areas behind the encampments,
immediately followed by Bat-
tleground Medical Treatment of
the 1860s.


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Liberty County Road and Bridge Depart-
ment is accepting sealed bidsforthe below
described equipment:


*Cutting width 15 ft.
*Cutting capacity 2-inch diameter
*Cutting height 2 to 14 inches
*Deck thickness -10 gauge.

Complete specifications can be obtained
from Liberty County Road and Bridge
Department. Please call Sammy Hanna
or.Sue at 643-4040..

Bids will be received until 5 p.m. (ET) on
May 4,2006 at the Liberty County Clerk's
office, Liberty County Court House, Hwy.
20, Bristol, Florida 32321 and will be
opened and read aloud on May 4, 2006
at 7 p.m. (ET). The public is invited -to
Please indicate on the envelope that
this is a sealed bid and what the bid
is for.
The Board of County Commissioners'
reserves the rightto waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids andto acceptthe bid that in theirjudg-
ment will be in the best interest of Liberty
County. 4.10.4-2.


CASE NO. 06-053-CA -


LLC, a Florida limited liability company,



H.B. KEMP, if alive and, if deceased,
his heirs and beneficiaries, and MARIE
KEMP, if alive and, if deceased, her heirs
and beneficiaries,



TO: H.B. KEMP, if alive and, if deceased,
his heirs and beneficiaries and MARIE
KEMP, if alive and, if deceased, her heirs
and beneficiaries

You are notified that an action to quiet title.
to or to establish a boundary with respect
to the following property in Liberty County,
Florida, described on Exhibit A:

A parcel of land lying in the Southeast
1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section.
12, Township 2 North, Range 7 West,
Liberty County, Florida and being more
particularly described as follows

Comimenceatafound concrete monu-
ment (blank) marking the Northeast
corner of said Southeast 1/4 of the
Northwest 1/4 and run; thence South
89 degrees 19 minutes 47 seconds
West along the Northern boundary of
said Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest
1/4 a distance of 976.00 feet to a 5/8
inch re-bar witn cap (PSM3031) fori ne
Point of Beginning. From said Point
of. Beginning thence continue South
89 degrees 19. minutes 47 seconds

West along said Northern boundary
a distance of 156.27 feet to a 5/8
inch re-bar with cap (PSM3031) on
the Easterly maintained right-of-way
boundary of Aspalaga Road; thence
along said Easterly maintained right-of-
way boundary as follows; thence South
22 degrees 1.3 minutes 50 seconds,
East 169.03 feet to a 5/8 inch re-bar
with cap (PSM3031); thence .South
09 degrees 47 minutes 26 seconds
East 403.98 feet to a 5/8 inch re-bar
with cap (PSM3031); thence South
05 degree 53 minutes 23 seconds
East 232.49 feet to a 5/8 inch re-bar
with cap (PSM3031); thence leaving
said Easterly maintained right-of-way
boundary run North 00 degrees 01
minute 02 seconds West 787.65 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Containing
1.04 acre, more or less.

Has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Frank A. Baker,
plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 4431
Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446,
on or before May 15, 2006 and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
inmmdirri ioi Iriel erear.er. irerAsefa eaull
will be entered againris you lor ihe rebel
demanded in the complaint.

Dated this April 7, 2006.

Robert Hill,
Clerk of Circuit Court, .Liberty County

Liberty County Road and Bridge Depart-
ment is accepting sealed bids forth below
described equipment:,


*Working width 72 inches
*Overall width 74 inches
*Highly engineered and rugged gearbox
with'cooling fins
*Spiral gears guarantee strength and
*Cutting heights 1" to 5"
*4 rubber swivel tires with bearing to
guarantee a perfectly level cut
*Stamped steel reinforced wheel arm
attached by 8 bolts for maintaining a
consistent cutting height
*Floating 3 point linkage, cat. 1
*8 gauge reinforced mower deck
*Spindle shafts greased from the top for
easy service
*Safety chain shields standard
*Two heavy duty reinforced belts
*Heavy duty one piece balanced steel
pulleys :
*Heavy duty shielded PTO shaft (3/8"
ASAE cat. 3)
*Stamped steel wheel yokes
*High blade speed
*Precise blade overlap
Bids will be received until 5 p.m. (ET) on
May 4,2006 at the Liberty County Clerk's
office, Liberty County Court House, Hwy.
20, Bristol, Florida 32321 and will be
opened and read aloud on May 4, 2006
at 7 p.m. (ET). The public is invited to

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

The Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids andto acceptthe bid thatin their judg-
ment will be in the best interest of Liberty



Notice is hereby given that the Bristol City Council of Bristol,
Liberty County, Florida proposes to accept a site plan ap-
plication for the following:


Public hearing on the Piggly Wiggly site plan application will
be held on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 6 p.m. (ET) at City Hall,
12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol, FL 32321.

All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in
the proceeding should contact the City of Bristol at (850) 643-
2261 at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing.

Dated this 19th day of April, 2006.
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City of Bristol, FL
Newton V. Walden, Chajrra.i- ,- -
Robin M. Hatcber, CjtyGe.Fk- ,.. ; .,- ..,1

In the Frank Pate Park there
will be vendors with food and
refreshments, "Living History
Demonstrations" arts and crafts,
such as: Black History Booth,
Turpentine display, Soap Mak-
ing, Sewing and Net Making,
Bee Keeping and Honey Mak-
ing, Moonshine display, Black-
smith, Basket Weaving and Doll
There will be storytellers
and authors signing their lat-
est books. They are William
C. "Bill" Roberts, Mary But-
ler Cullifer, Beverly Mount-
Douds, Ann Robbins, Marlene
Womack, Paul Lowery, Dawn
Radford and Sherrill Russ.
*4 p.m. Camps closed to the
public The encampments will
now be closed so the reenactors
can eat, but the Frank Pate Park
will still be open.
*7 p.m. Music and song
by the Bay, there will be lo-
cal musicians playing and Gos-
pel singing performed by local
*9 a.m. Encampment open
to the public.
*10 a.m. Church services on
the grounds, with Chaplain Ma-
jor Woody Bollinger Surgeon
General Staff 1st Alabama Cav-
alry. Public is welcome to at-
*1:30 p.m. Cavalry, Infan-
try, Artillery, and Naval Demon-
*2:30 p.m. Skirmish
*3:30 p.m. -Conclusion and
*5:00 p.m. Clean-up and
For more information, please
contact Beverly Mount-Douds,
Gulf County Genealogical So-
ciety, 460 Redfish St., Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, call 229-1094 or
email bmdouds2002@yahoo.

Apalachicola Antique

& Classic Boat Show
Apalachicola will host the 8th
Annual Apalachicola Antique
& Classic Boat Show April 22,
2006. Antique boats, classic
examples of traditional vessels,
ihand-built boats and workboats.
This festival will emphasize
the maritime history of our
picturesque coastal town. Special
highlights will include authentic
oyster boats, workboats and
a wide array of small classic
and antique boats and antique
automobiles. The Gulf Alliance
for Local Arts will host an art
show in conjunction.
Enjoy a display of antique
exhibit, nautical arts and crafts
and nautical antiques. There
will also be a dinner and lecture
by author Robb White "How To
Build A Tin Canoe" at 6 p.m.
Reservations required.
For information- please call
(850) 653-9419 or email us at,



I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will
be held in LIBERTY County, State of Florida, on the
SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain
the following offices: -

*United States Senator
*Representative In Congress: District 2
*Governor and Lieutenant Governor
*Attorney General
*Chief Financial Officer
*Commissioner of Agriculture
eState Senator: District 6
*State Representative: District 7
*Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices
*First District Court of Appeal, Retention of Four Judges
*Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit:
Groups 1, 11 and 12
*Chipola River Soil and Water Conservation District:
'Groups 3 and 4
county Court Judge: Group 1
: :- School Board: Districts 3,4 and 5
*County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
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BLOUNTSTOWN Lillian B. "Nanny"
Poole, 93, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006 in
Port Charlotte. She was born on Oct. 3, 1912 and
lived most of her life in Calhoun County.'
She was preceded in death by her husband,
D.W. "Pappy" Poole and one son, Ernie Hall, both
of Blountstown and one great-grandson, William
Hall of Panama City.
Survivors include one son, Forrester and his
wife, Ada Hall of Arcadia; beloved daughter-in
law, Mozelle Gates of Blountstown; four grand-
sons, one granddaughter, nine great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday, April 13, 2006
at the Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown
with Rev. James Pelt officiating. In lieu of flow-
ers, contributions can be made to your favorite
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN -- Shirley Ruth Marshall
Pate, 55, passed away Friday night, April 14,
2006 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. She
was born on Feb. 15, 1951 in Calhoun County
and had lived here all of her life. She worked at
Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly for 18 years and was.
manager of the deli.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack
and Nellie Marshall and her brother and sister-in-
law, Harold and Leigh Marshall.
Survivors include one son, Willie Lewis of
Blountstown; one daughter, Shelia and her hus-
band, Wilford Webb of Bristol; two brothers, J.W.
Marshall of LaGrange, GA and Ellis Marshall
of Blountstown; four sisters, Mary Lou Sum-
merlot of Port St. Joe, Barbara Gates and Mae
Greenwell, both of Blountstown and Betty Ward
of LaGrange, GA; seven grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. .
Services were held Monday, April 17, 2006
at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry
Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Page
Pond Cemetery near Altha.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

HAVANA- Stephen Jordan, 36, passed away
Sunday, April 16, 2006. He was employed with
Triple A Tree Service and a lifelong resident of
Gadsden County.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha
Survivors include his parents, Grady and Joann
Jordan of Blountstown; six brothers, James Jordan
Havana, Bobby Jordan of San Jose, CA, Gene
Jordan of Hosford, John Jordan of Quincy, Paul
Jordan of West Germany and Berry Jordan of St.
Louis, MO; three sisters, Pat Ritter of Greensboro
and Anita and Mary Jordan, both of St. Augustine;
a host of nieces and nephews.
Services are to be held at 10 a.m. on Wednes-
day, April 19, 2006 at Hillcrest Cemetery in
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in
charge of the arrangements.

CRYSTAL RIVER Carl Cook, 57, passed
away Tuesday, April 18, 2006 in Crystal River.
He was born in Kinard and had lived in Bristol.
He lived in Crystal River for the past 16 years and
worked as a roofer. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include five brothers, Travis Cook
of Tallahassee, Buck and wife, Jeanette Cook
of Dunnellon, Ernest Cook Jr. of Fayetteville,
TN, Eugene Cook of Bristol and Chester and his
wife, Jeanette f
Cook of Grand I

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Bring your plastic soda
and milk jugs,
newspapers and
"Conditionally exempt
small quanity
generators will be
accepted at a
reduced rate."

* Used Oil Paint Thinners Antifreeze Batteries Brake Fluid
* Paint Strippers Furniture Polish Engine Degreasers

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Funeral Services with Dignity,
Caring and Professionalism.
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You Can Trust and Depend On!

Honor yourloved ones by making their memory
part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For
more information, contact the American Cancer Society
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8 a.m. to1 p.m.

We're taking old computers
and components, microwaves '
and TV's at Calhoun
County Recycling Center.
HAZ-MATS are Hazardous
Household Materials and other
Toxic Wastes Pesticides Insecticides
* Pool Chemicals Solvents Fertilizers
* Spot Removers Paint Stale Gasoline

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One of the most beautiful
blooms of spring comes from
the walking iris. This plant
has several common names.
Botanically, it's known as
Neomarica gracilis, and is a
member of the Iris family.
It's called walking
iris because of its habit
of propagating itself by
producing plantlets that form
at the tips of the flower stalk.
When the new plantlet is
formed, it inevitably bends
to the ground and takes
root. This new plant then
repeats the process. Thus, the
walking iris "walks" through
the garden.
The sword-shaped leaves
grow in the form of a fan,
hence another of its common
names, the fan iris. And
because there are usually
twelve leaves in a fan it is
also called the twelve apostles
plant. And once you see the
bloom of the walking iris,
you will appreciate another of
its common names--the poor
man's orchid.
The exotic-looking, delicate
flowers appear in spring and
resemble a cross between an
orchid and an iris. Although
they are short lived, lasting
only a day, others follow over
an extended period. The pure
white outer petals spread out
almost horizontally and have
unusual yellow and mahogany
markings at their base. The
three central petals are shorter,
have a distinct curl and are
blue with mahogany colored



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by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

Other species of Neomarica
provide flowers of different
colors. N. longifolia has
yellow blooms with mahogany
splotches on the petals. N.
caerulea has light blue petals
with brown, yellow and white
Walking iris is a clumping
herbaceous perennial that
reaches a height of 18 to 36
inches. It is hardy in zone 10
but has survived in my zone
8 garden, in the ground, for
several years. In protected
areas it remains evergreen. In
.more open areas, it will show
signs of cold damage. In
harsh winters, this plant will
have to be protected or it will

freeze back.
Place walking iris in an
area that receives partial to
full shade. It is tolerant of
a wide range of moist, but
drained, soils. It is best to err
on the wet side since it will not
endure drought conditions. It
has low to no salt tolerance.
Walking iris is a very
versatile plant. They are quite
lovely when massed together
and can be used as a taller
groundcover in the shade.
They can be used in borders,
beds or container plantings.
A large hanging basket makes
an ideal home for this plant.
Walking iris is very easy to
propagate by division. Simply
divide an existing clump or
detach a new, rooted plantlet
from the mother plant.
This plant is somewhat
available in nurseries, but
usually not widely sold. Most
gardeners depend on getting a
start from a friend, making this
a popular pass-along plant.
Theresa Friday is the
Residential Horticulture
Extension Agent for Santa
Rosa County. The use of trade
names, if used in this article,
is solely for the purpose of
pro vidingspecificinformation.
It is not a guarantee, warranty,
or endorsement of the product
name(s) and does not signify
that they are approved to the
exclusion of others.


|^ Hospital
Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM
(850) 856-5827 or (850) 856-5918
Mon.-Wed.-Thurs. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tues. and Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We provide: Boarding
Grooming Pet Pickup/Delivery
Pet Foods/Supplies
Preventive Healthcare Programs
plus many more services.
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- To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-8UU-7
-.Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads

Craftsman push mower, comes
with bag, 21 inch, 6 hp, well main-
tained, $70. Call 674-7210.4-19,4-26

Craftman self-propelled mower,
comes with bag, 22 inch, 6 hp, well
maintained. Call 674-7210.4-19,4-26

Dewalt 18 volt twin battery pack;
Dewalt circular saw blades, four
pack. Call 643-3007. 4-19,4-26

Butter bean sheller, commercial
size, shells one bushel at a time,
$200. Call 627-7997. 4-19,4-26

ATS tracking system, comes with
three collars, $450 or best offer. Call
379-8482. 4-19.4-26

McMurray Hatchery model GQL,
automatic hatching incubator, hatch
up to 1,000 quail eggs, 300 chicken
eggs, practically new, automaticwa-
ter, readyto go, demonstration upon
request, $350. Call 674-2135.

Marlin 22 semi-automatic rifle,
like brand new, hasn't had a full box
of shells shot through it yet, $100;
Remmingtbh model 700 308 ADL
bolt action with shoulder strap and
3x9x40 illuminated scope, $250.
Call 674-2422.

Lincoln 140 mig welder, comes
with argon hook-up, gauges, 12 lb.
roll of wire, brand new, $400 or best
offer. Call 674-2422. 4-19,4-26

AK-47, synthetic stock,. 10 and 30
round clips with case of ammo,
$250; Hoyt Havoc-Tec bow, Muzzy
fall-away rest, fiber optic sights,
dozen Beman ICS 340 arrows and
release, everything you need. $800:;
deer camera, like new. $100: tree
lounge climbing deer stand, $200.
Call 643-6125. 4-19,4-26

Graco bassinet, "Noah's:Ark"
theme witch storage underneath,
just like brand new, $30; umbrella
stroller, $5. Call 762-2646, leave
message or call after &6 p.m.4-19,4-26

Complete baby bedding set, in-
cludes comforter, dust ruffle, crib
sheet, bumper pad, diaper stacker,
two quilt hanger clips, roll of border,
shelf, wall hanging, curtain, lamp,
rug, pillow, wall applique, all in the
Whirligig pattern, $125 for all. Call
643-4362. 4-12,4-19

Yamaha electric lead guit
crate amp., $200 for all. Ca

Nascar Talladega tickets
seats, OC Hill tower, pit ro
start finish line, four tickets
each. Call 850-922-2584 e

Trunks, two medium-size
offer. Call 237-2505, after 6

Wheat dishes, numberofpip
for $60. Call 674-3264.

Sports Illustrated magazine
70s and early 80s, 25 in all
lent condition, $50. Call 64


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Kenmorevacuum cleaner, upright,
$20. Call 762-2646, leave message
or call after 6 p.m. 4-19,4.26

Maytag dryer, white, $85; GE
washer, extra-large capacity, $100.
Call 643-2431. 4-19,4-26

Bissell vacuum cleaner, $15 or
best offer. Call 674-6022 or 674-
8320. 4-19, 4-26

24,000 BTU window AC, used one
summer, $300; 18,000 BTU window
AC, good condition, $150; washing
machine, $75. Call 762-3349.

Ladies church dresses, rayon, real
nice, size 14, never worn, $4 each. -
Call 674-3264. 4-12,4-19

Tailored pants, size 18, new, val-
ued at $30, asking $8 each. Call
674-3264. 4-12,4-19

Cotton slacks, purple, size 14, n6w,'
$3. Call 674-3264. 4-12,4-19

Sirius satellite radio receiver,
comes with hookups, used one
month, $60. Call 762-2646, leave
message or call after 6 p.m.4-19,4-26

Subwoofers, two 10-inch,connects
to home stereo system, $100 or best
Offer. Call 643-4004.4-12,4-19

Samsung DVD video player, brand
new, paid $20, asking $15. Call
643-4004. 4-12,4-19

Queen box spring, excellent
shape, free. Call 674-1049.4-19, 4-26

Dining room table, comes with
six chairs and two extra leafs, $25;
twin bed with wooden head and
footboard, and mattress, $25. Call
643-5985 or 643-6132, leave mes-
sage. 4-19,.4-26

Queen mattress and box spring,
comes with metal frame, $50; coffee
table and end table, $15; TV stand,
$10; phone table, $10; bedside table
$10. Call 762-2646, leave message
or call after 6 p.m.. 4-19,4-26

Twin bed, comes with bookcase
headboard, three drawer pedestal,
like new, $200 or best offer. Call 674-
8695. 4-19,4-26

)ad and Computer desk cabinet, blonde
at $186 wood, brand new, excellent condi-
xt. 221. tion, 6 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide, $50. Call
4-12, 4-19 674-3015. 4-12,4-19

d, best Oak table with six chairs, new,
6p.m. comes with leaf extension, $300.
4-12,4-19 Call 643-4362. 4-12,4-19

eces, alf
4-12,4-19 Oak china cabinet, new, five draw-
ers and two doors on the bottom,
ies, late three rows of glass shelves with
, excel- light on top, $600. Call 643-4362.
3-4362. 4-12,4-19
4-12, 4-19
Computer armoire, pecan-col-
ored, pull out tray for the keyboard,
excellent condition, $100. Call 643-
4362. 4-12,4-19

Electric range, 30u inch, never -
been used, paid $400, asking $200 Two marbetop end tables
c Two marbletop end tables, $35for
conivertible range hood,- new, paid
$80 asking $40. Call 674-72.1h0. both. Call 237-2505, after 6 p.m.
1'9- ,4-14 6 .4-12'4 19 ; ,
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Pottery Barn Aris pedestal table,
cream colored, 45 inch with leaf that
extends to a 60 inch six seater, has
never been used, in brand new con-
dition, paid $899, will sell for $550
or best offer. Call 850-455-0828,
leave message if no answer.
4-12, 4-19

Riverside coffee table, cottage
style, antique white with glass top,
only three months old, brand new
condition, $300 or best offer. Call
850-455-0828, leave message if
no answer. 4-12,4-19

1999 Dodge Ram Quad Cab, 5.2
liter, V-8, hunter green, good condi-
tion, $8,500. Call 643-6573.4-19,4-26

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE, four-
door, white; AC, CD player, cruise,
electric lock, brand new factory GM
motor installed April of 2003 with
paperwork, 34,000 miles on new
motor, $6,000. Call 379-3252 or
566-5281, after 6 p.m. 4-19,4-26

1995 Ford F150 XLT pickup, king
cab, automatic, aluminum rims, cold
air, power everything, aluminum tool
box, looks real good, runs good. Call
447-2772. 4-19,4-26

1996 Honda Civic, four-door, black,
stand transmission, fully loaded,
sunroof, $4,000. Call 379-9362.
4-19, 4-26

1991 Dodge Dynasty, white, high
mileage, runs good, all power,
cruise, four-door, very dependable,
AM/FM radio, automatic, $1,500 or
best offer. Call 643-3962. 4-19,4-26

1989 Iroc-Z 28, t-tops, 5.7 liter,
all power, AC, heater, CD player,
97,000 original miles, excellent
condition, $4,500. Call 674-8378
or 447-0864. 4-19, 4-26

1994 Ford Ranger, four cylinder,
five speed, fiberglass tool box (like
new), runs great, $1,750. Call 762-
8189. 4-19,4-26

1988 IsuzuTrooper, red and white,
four cylinder, five speed transmis-
sion, 4WD, $900. Call 827-2810.
-4-19, 4-26

1994 Toyota .Camry, four-door,
runs great, $2,500. Call 674-2461
or 643-1591. 4-12,4-19





Week of April23 to April 29
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Don't get upset when someone
steals your idea and presents it
as his own this week, Aries. It
was inadvertent and shouldn't
impact your ability to come up
.with other winning solutions.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You're not over the hurdle that
presented itself recently. Take
your time and you'll find a way
around it, even if it means com-
promising some of your free
time to do so.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Make the fnost of a visit from
a friend or family member this
week, Gemini. You won't see
this person for a while and
you need to maximize the time
spent together.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
A disagreement with a family
member leaves you hot under
the collar, Cancer. Stop being
"crabby" about it and work out
a fast solution so that you two
can move on.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
It's time to mae a,change ip,

717-3.333 oy noon
run FREE for 2 weeks.

1999 Dodge Ram 1500truck, quad
cab, power windows and locks, tilt,
cruise, lots of extras, verywelltaken
care of, runs great, asking price of
$6,000. Call 272-0406 days or762-
2646 nights. 4-12,4-19

1998 Chevy Z-71, 4WD, three-
door, automatic, 157,000 miles,
asking $8,000. Call 379-3859 or
510-9578. 4-12,4-19

1986 Chevy Caprice, $1,500. Call
674-8457. 4-12,4-19

1995 Ford Econoline van, 3/4 ton
with heavy duty suspension, towiiqg
package, 61,000 original miles, gets
17-18 mpg, $5,700 or best offer. Call
674-9495 or 643-1662. 4-12, 4-19

1995 Chevy truck, supercab, 6.5
turbo diesel engine, one owner,
98,000 miles, long wheel base,
tool box, air gate, trailer breaks
and fifth wheel hitch, $7,500. Call
643-5177. 4-12, 4-19

2003 Chevy Suburban, 4WD, very
good condition inside and out, paint
is glossy, leather interior in excellent
condition, tires are close to new, no
mechanical problems, champagne
with light interior, 5.3L, V8, tow pack-
age,ABS, dual airbags, side curtain
airbags, power everything, heated
seats, six CD changer, Bose speak-
ers, keyless entry, tilt/cruise, running
boards, 84,000 miles, 19+ hwy. mpg,
$20,900. Call 591-8697. 4-12,4-19


Variety of Honda motors, ranging
from 1990 to 1997. Call 379-3288.

Tires and silver rims, set of four,
P275-60R-17, four months old,
bought from The Rim Shop in
Dothan, AL, paid $1,178, will take
$800, have papers, came off of 2003
Silverado. Call 643-2993. 4-19,4-26

Pull behind car dolly, super nice.
Call 899-1055 for more informa-
tion. 4-19,4-26

Camper shell for small truck,
$250. Call 674-2256. 4-19,4-26

your daily activities, Leo. You're getting
in a rut and It's affecting your relation-
ships with others. Take a few days off to
reflect on new goals.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Don't make any rash purchases in the
next few days, Virgo. An unexpected bill
will pop up that you haven't budgeted
for. If need be, you might have to ask a
friend for a loan.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
A business opportunity is presented to
you, Libra, but you're not sure if you
should invest. Get a professional opin-
ion before you write out any checks.
Otherwise, mistakes may occur.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You're upbeat and ready to tackle any-
thing, Scorpio. Be as overzealous as
you'd like; things are all bound to go
your way this week. Love every minute
of it.
Have you checked your banking state-
ment lately, Sagittarius? Your savings
account is larger than you thought.
Don't spend all the extra cash at once,
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You're in the mood for entertaining,
-. Capricornv sp,4)ave'a few -people, over

William's Home
"No Job Too Big-or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work, landscape .---- .
pressure cleaning, \t j
renovations, seamless
gutter, painting, vinyl, E
& 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 3
Concrete Work
Call 674-3458


In Bristol
Mobile home lots

In Blountstown
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.

one day this week, or throw a lavish
bash just for the heck of it. You'll be
. the consummate host or hostess.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
It's been difficult getting along with a
spouse or a romantic partner, Aquar-
ius. That's because you haven't been
open-minded to this person's feel-
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You'll need to change your plans this
week, Pisces. Something has come
up last-minute that you cannot miss
out on.


Valerie Bertinelli, Actress (46)
Barbra Streisand, Singer (64)
Hank Azaria, Actor (42)
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Singer (36)
Sheena Easton, Singer (47)
Jay Leno, Performer (56)
Uma Thurman, Actres.s(36) .,



Geese & ducks for sale.
Call 762-8490


to buy

Real Estate

10 to 1,000 acres,

reasonably priced.

Immediate closing.


(850) 544-5441 or

850-899-7700 2

Florida Hill
St. Joe
Land with live oaks
and long-leafs, fields
and pines, along the
rivers and bays
of Northwest Florida.
Thousands of
opptOrtunirie' for your
own farm, ranch or
Vutc'rfroi.n property.
Multiple life style
opporrtunLies. Only
one unimber to call.
JOE.com I
Keywvord: Land


$999 King Bedroom Set. Bed,
chest, TV.Armoire, 2 nightstands.
Brand new. Suggested List
$3500. Must sell $999. 425-8374

BED $250 KING pillow-Top
mattress Set. New with Warranty.
Call 850-222-7783

sleigh- bed with matching pieces.
Valued at $2500. Sell $750. 850-


COUCH t. Loveseat / Chair.
Micro fiber. Brand. new. Neutral
color. Must sell $800. 850-425-

Cherry Set. Table, 6 chairs,
lighted china cabinet.- Stilled
boxed, Sell for $850. 850-222-

LEATHER, Still wrapped, $750.
Can deliver. 850-545-7112

Queen PillowTop Set. In Plastic
with Warranty. Must sell $150.
850-425-8374 ,"A .... .' 9

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.

Transmission for Ford Tempo,
$200 or best offer. Call 643-3564.
4-12, 4-19

Bed liner, removable for short
wheel base Ford Ranger, free to
first person who comes by. Call
762-3917. 4-12, 4-19

1992 Mercury Sable, for parts, no
title. Call 643-4718, ask for Mike.
4-12, 4-19

1987 Mercury Cougar, for parts,
good motor, no title. Call 643-4718,
ask for Mike. 4-12,4-19

1989 Ford truck, rear end. Call 643-
4718, ask for Mike. 4-12,4-19

1978 Ford Bronco, 4WD, for parts.
Call 643-4718, ask for Mike.4-12,4-19

Honda Rancher 350, $2,800. Call
674-1369. 4-19,4-26

2001 KLR 650 Dual Sport, 3,900
miles, saddle bags, garage kept,
asking $4,000 firm. Call 762-9719
or 899-3332. 4-12,4-19

1996 Tiger Shark jet ski, comes
with trailer, excellent condition,
$2,300 or best offer. Call 718-
5243. 4-19, 4-26

Bass boat, 17ft., 150 hp Evinrude
motor, hot foot and steering wheel,
$2,500 or best offer. Call 510-
1002. 4-19,4-26

2000 Rivercraft, 14 ft., v-hull, 35
hp Evinrude motor, stick steering,
electric start, $2,000 or best offer.
Call 674-6232. 4-19,4-26

2003 Mariner outboard motor, 30
hp, wantto trade fora 25 hp outboard
Mercury or Mariner of equal value
because this motor is too big for my
boat. Call 762-2090.4-19.4-26

14 ft. Bracewell boat, welded
aluminum, 25 hp Mariner motor,
comes with trailer. Can be seen on
Church St. in Blountstown, $3,000.
Call 674-8110. 4-19,4-26

Fishing buckets, eight, r
sized, best offer. Call 23
after 6 p.m..

Fiberglass boat and tra
ft., stick steering, 35 hp E
motor, $1,000. Call 762-26

Fiberglass boat, 16 ft.,
console, bi-mini top, set up
or gulf, 70 hp motor and alu
trailer, $2,800 or best offer. C
9495 or 643-1662.

Rivercraft bass boat, 18
hp Suzuki motorand trailer,;
Call 674-2376 after 5 p.m.

Massey Ferguson 135, three-
point hitch, runs good, many new
parts, $4,500. Call 674-9495 or

American bulldogs, white, one
male, one female, seven weeks
old, wormed, ready to go, $50
each; poodle, male, six weeks old,
wormed, ready to go, $100. Call
762-3723, leave message if no
answer. 4-19,4-26

Kittens, five to choose from, tabby
color, free to a good home. Call
762-9762. 4-19,4-26

Miniature Dachshund puppies,
two females, three males, assorted
colors, ready April 26, males are
$200 each and females are $250
each. Call 237-2706. 4-19,4-26

Dachshund, long haired, red, fe-
male, five months old; Chihuahua,
nine months old, male. Call 762-
8512. 4-19,4-26

German shepherd, six years old,
good nature, good with kids, free
to good home. Call 762-8512.

Puppies, 12 weeks old, two males,
one female, father is Rhodesian
Ridgeback, mother is American
bulldog, two are black and tan and
one is black and silver, $20 each.
Call 674-7571. 4-19,4-26

Bassett hound/Beagle puppies,
taking deposits, usually good with
kids, females,$25 and males, $50.
Call 674-6022 or 674-8320.4-19,4-26
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*BRISTOL -. First-time offered, completely remodeled older house
situated on 1.47 acres.
*2BR/2BA all new, carpet, air/heat unit, cabinets, ceramic floors in
baths, hardwood in kitchen/eating area, stove, microwave, super nice
porch on two sides. Metal roof/vinyl siding. Better hurry on this one!!
*BLOUNTSTOWN Cute brick house on a nice lot. UNDER CON-
*QUINCY, NEW LISTING Absolutely a beautiful 4BR/3 1/2BA brick
on a manicured lawn with more amenities than I can list. Great in town,
location, call for more particulars, shown by appointment only to quali-
fied buyers.
*OFF HWY. 12 S. over 3 acres, plus a singlewide with built-ons and an
old restorable house. Let's Talk!!
*TELOGIA 3BR/2BA doublewide, like new with appliances on 1
acre. Very affordable.
'BRICKWHOUSE, good Iocatione. UNDER CONTRACT. -, ..

4-12, 4-19

iler. 14

Chow puppies, full-blooded, four
males and one female, first shots
and worming, $150 each. Call 674-
2966. 4-12,4-19

vinrude Thoroughbred mare, five years
94. old, green broke, ready to train
4-12,4-19 your way, $725 or best offer. Call
674-9495 or 643-1662. 4-12, 4-19
center Strawberry roan, seven-years-old
for river gelding, well trained, $900. Call 674-
uminum 9495 or 643-1662. 4-12,4-19
all 674-
4-12,4-19 Red nose Pit bull puppies, parents
on premises, now taking deposits,
ft., 150 $150 to $200 each; males available
$1,500. for stud. Call 762-2849. 4-12,4-19
4-12, 4-19
Paintfilly, very pretty, green broke,
$550. Call 674-6275. 4-12,4-19

Found: Looks like a terrier mix,
female, white with tan spots. Found
on Hwy. 71 across from Jim Godwin
Road. Call 762-3672 after 4:30
p.m. 4-19, 4-26

Lost: Missing from home in Neal
Subdivision, grandson's XBox, new,
reward offered. Call Sue Butler at
643-5598. 4-12,4-19

Wanted: Spare tire for Toyota
4WD; aluminum Jon boat. Call 762-
8326. 4-19, 4-26

Wanted: Drummer and or rhythm
guitar player, not for money making.
Call 643-5622. 4-12,4-19

Wanted: Someone to do tractor
work. Call 674-3264. 4-19, 4-2&

Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 3-22 T. 5-24

2005 Fleetwood mobile home,
singlewide, three bedroom, two
bath, porch and deck, like new
condition, all appliances included,
washer and dryer, lived in only nine
months while building house, many
upgrades, $27,000 with title, must
see to appreciate. Call 674-3964 or
643-7542. 4-19,4-26

White Springs property, located in
Bristol, approximately one acre, well
and septic tank, cleared property,
$28,000. Call 850-769-2693, leave
message. 4-19, 4-26

1999 Doublewide mobile home,
three bedroom, two bath, over
1,800 sq. ft., appliances, deck, new
carpet in living room, large walk-in
closet and pantry, must be moved,
$35,000. Call 718-7475, ask for
Stephanie. 4-19,4-26


Approximately 25 Acres, located
in Miller County, Georgia, commer-
cial/residential/woodland, $65,000.
Call 643-3509 between 9 a.m and 9
p.m., leave message. 4-19,4-26

Brick home on 1/4 acre, corner
lot, in town with privacy fence, three
bedrooms, one bath, large living
area, kitchen/dining area, utility
room, central heat/air. Outside stor-
age shed and large yard. Convenient
to schools, shopping and hospital.
Located at 17598 NE Church St. For
more information please call 674-
4512, ask for Dewayne or Sherry
Miles. 4-12, 4-19

1989 Fleetwood mobile home,
single wide, two to three bedroom,
excellent condition, located on 7/8
acre, washer/dryer hookup, central
heat and air, new roof, with some
extras, located in Talquin Resorts
in Gadsden County, $48,000 firm.
Call 674-4290. 4-12, 4-19

Home under construction, new,
three bedroom, two bath, 1,400
sq. ft.,-located on Bowden Road
in Altha, tile floors in kitchen and
baths, $125,900. Call 762-8185.
4-12, 4-19

56 Acres in NE Missouri, hunt-
ers paradise, nine acres tillable,
balance hardwoods, paved. road
frontage, $81,000., Call 762-8185 or
653-5597 cell. 4-12,4-19

Yard sale, Thursday, April 20 to
Saturday, April 22 beginning at 7
a.m. at 19711 SW Barfield off Hwy.
71 South in Blountstown. Stuffed
animals, desk, all kinds of items, too
many to mention, all at reasonable
prices. 4-19

Yard sale, Saturday, April 22 begin-
ning at 7:30 a.m. at 16607 SW Gas-
kin St. in Blountstown. Furniture,
plumbing fittings, knick-knacks,
women's clothing and shoes, wed-
ding dress, size 10, cheap. Cancel if
rain. Call 237-2373. 4-19

Multi-family yard sale, Saturday,
April22beginning at8a.m. at 12153
CR 275 South in Blountstown. Lots
of baby items, infant boy clothes,
knick-knacks, something for every-
one. Cancel if rain. Call 643-6802.
1 4-19

The Calhoun-Liberty
JOURNAL HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru
Friday, 9 a.m. 1 pm. Saturday (ET)
Serving two counties that
make up one great community!




Tony Shoemake to speak at Membership meeting Thursday

Rescheduled Speaker Tony
Shoemake, President of Main
Street Blountstown, is the Cham-
ber's speaker at this Thursday's
membership meeting April 20 at
noon (CT). He will give an over-
view of Main Street.
Tony recently received the
"Citizen of the Year" Award at
the Chamber's Annual Banquet,
serves on the Chamber's Board
of Directors, and manages the
Juvenile Offender duties in the
Sheriff's Office. The meeting is
at Connie's Kitchen at the cor-

' 6 ..- .. ...

ner of Highway 20 and Chipola
Road in Blountstown with Con-
nie Clayton catering. Don't for-
get to attend!
Business News The
Blountstown Cuban Caf6 may
soon extend its evening hours
on Friday and Saturdays until
9 p.m. (CT). The Caf6's normal
operating hours are 7 a.m. to 5

p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, call
674-1493, or visit the Pais Fam-
ily at the Cafe, at 20858 Central
Avenue East: go east on High-
way 20, and turn into the Caf6's
parking area directly across from
the Calhoun County Courthouse.
Check them out today for won-
derful, Cuban cuisine! Hasta la

Minnie Lee's Restaurant is
now open extra hours: Thursday
through Saturday from 7 a.m. to
9 p.m. (CT) and Sunday through
Wednesday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT).
Minnie Lee's serves great home
style meals and includes sea-
food and steaks in the evenings.
Visit them at 12121 Highway 20

East in Blountstown (near the
Apalachicola River Bridge), or
call 674-4323 for more informa-
Sound Off Audio has moved
to their new location at 19277
SR 20 West in Blountstown -
almost directly across- Highway
20 from the old store. Visit their
spacious showroom for truck
accessories, audio sound equip-
ment, archery equipment, home
theatre, etc. Call 674-6363 for
more information.

First annual Garden Gala April 22 tickets on sale

The community is invited
to the first ever annual Garden
Gala, benefiting Covenant
Hospice, on Saturday, April 22
at the National Guard Armory in
Marianna from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a social-evening filled
with art, entertainment and
philanthropy. Step inside the
garden gate and experience
interactive art, garden
demonstrations and tea tasting.
Dine. on delicious cuisine
sponsored by Jackson Hospital
and enjoy lively entertainment
by the Moonlighters.
Silent and live auctions will
showcase a variety of garden
creations, including handsomely
-crafted wooden park benches
decorated by local artists, such
as Maria Elnora Johnson, Kathy
Wycoff, Lynnwood Tanner and
Florida House Rep., Marti Coley.
Michele Tabor Kimbrough,
artist chairperson for the event,
stated that country music star
Billy Dean has also auto.grahed
a decorated bench for auction.
"We are so excited about
bringing the Garden Gala to the
Mariannaarea, andwe're grateful
to the sponsors, volunteers
and artists who have partici-
pated," said Loel Davenport,
Community Development
Manger for Covenant Hospice.
-"We're working hard to make
this an event that the community
looks forward to year after
Tickets are $35 each and
may be purchased by calling
Covenant Hospice at 482-8520
or by visiting their office at
4440 Lafayette Street, Suite C
in Marianna.
Business and Individual
sponsorships are still available
starting at $250. Selected

Tell 'em you
saw it in The
S Calhoun-Liberty

benches will be displayed prior
to the gala at Wachovia Bank,
Peoples First, Regions Bank
and other area businesses. View
them online at www.gardengala
@ covenanthospice.org.
Covenant Hospice is a not-
for-profit organization. Proceeds
from the Garden Gala will

benefit Covenant Hospice of
Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun and
Washington counties. The funds
will remain in the local area
to support the compassionate
programs of Covenant Hospice,
helping them care for those with
life-limiting illnesses and their

443 .

Clay O'Neal's

S Dozer and Excavation work
Demolition Pond Digging
Road Building Field Fence
or Barbed Wire Tractor Work
Over 15 Years experience
O'Neal (850) 762-9402
3 NW County Road 274 (850) 2
a. Fl 32421 Cell (850) 832-5055




SWAs $34,980 WAS $26,835


SAVE -$5,892 SAVE -$5,847





Blountstown student attends legacy honors event in New York City

from the American Legacy Foundation
Adrian D. Abner of
Blountstown attended the annu-
al Legacy Honors Event, which
was held at Cipriani's in New
York City, on March 6. Abner
serves as the Youth Board Li-
aison to the American Legacy
Foundation Board of Directors.
The foundation is the nation's
largest public health foundation
dedicated to building a world
where young people reject to-
bacco and anyone can quit.
The annual fundraiser fea-
tured Senator Hillary Rodham
Clinton, award-winning musi-
cian Moby, Law & Order: Spe-
cial Victims Unite actress Diane
Neal, Broadway performers
Cady Huffman and Liz Cal-
loway, fashion designer Tracy
Reese and other luminaries to
honor those working toward the
foundation's mission: to build a
world where young people reject
tobacco and anyone can quit us-
ing tobacco products. Each year
in the U.S., more than 400,000
Americans lose their lives to
tobacco-related diseases, from
heart disease and cancers to em-
physema and stroke. The annual
Honors ceremony raises funds
for life-saving programs and
campaigns to keep young peo-
ple from smoking, and to help
Americans who want to quit get
the services and support they

Abner, 20, is currently a ju-
nior at Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University (FAMU),
where he is pursuing a Bachelor
of Science degree in business.
Abner has demonstrated his
interest in and commitment to
tobacco-control initiatives. He
has been involved in the Florida
Students Working Against To-
bacco (SWAT) program since
its inception, and strives to edu-
cate students about the dangers
of smoking. He has worked to
sustain Florida's SWAT in recent
years due to funding reductions

by the Florida legislature. This
past year, Abner helped evalu-
ate a contract for the SWAT
program, which is now on a sub-
stantially smaller budget.
The American Legacy Foun-
dation selects its Youth Board
Liaison from a group of youth
who currently serve the organi-
zation. Among the foundation's
programs that involve young
people in tobacco prevention
and cessation initiatives is the
Youth Activism Council (YAC),
which Abner was selected to in
March 2004. The YAC helps the
foundation creatively and ef-

fectively convey the risks of to-
bacco products to young people.
Abner, who is currently serving
an 18-month term on the YAC,
also serves as the Youth Board
The American Legacy Foun-
dation is dedicated to building a
world where young people reject
tobacco and anyone can quit.
Located in Washington, D.C.,
the foundation develops pro-
grams that address the health
effects of tobacco use through
grants, technical assistance and
training, youth activism, strate-
gic partnerships, counter-mar-

keting and grassroots market-
ing campaigns, public relations
and outreach to populations
disproportionately affected by
the toll of tobacco. The founda-
tion's national programs include
Circle of Friends, Great Start,
a Priority Populations Initia-
tive, Streetheory and Truth. The
American Legacy Foundation
was created as a result of the
November 1998 Master Settle-
ment Agreement (MSA) reached
between attorneys general from
46 states, five US territories and
the tobacco industry.

Registration deadline is May 5 for next nationwide ACT test

The next nationwide ACT
test date for college-bound high
school students is Saturday, June'
10, 2006, Students must register
online or have their paper
registrations postmarked by
the end of the day May 5. Late
registration postmark deadline
is May 19 (an additional $18 fee
is required for late registration
after May 5).
The June test date is a popular
one for juniors. Around two-
thirds of test-takers in June, have
just completed .the eleventh
grade. Many of them take the
ACT, check their scores and then
decide whether to re-test in the
fall or winter of their senior year.

By looking at their scores during
the summer, students can study
to boost academic weaknesses
before taking the test again as
seniors. ACT allows students
to report only the scores that
they want to colleges. Students
can choose not to automatically
report their scores when they
register for the test.
The ACT includes an optional
Writing Test. Most colleges
do not require a writing score,
so students should check the
admissions requirements of
colleges they're considering
before registering for the ACT.
The cost is $29 without and $43
with the Writing Test.

Students can receive
registration information from
their high school guidance
counselors or they can register
online at- www.actstudent.org.
The Web site also features test
tips, practice tests, an online test
prep program, and a database
for students to find out if a
prospective college requires a
writing score.

ACT scores are accepted
by virtually all colleges and
universities in the nation,
including all Ivy League
schools. The ACT is an academic
achievement exam that includes
four tests; English, reading,
math, and science. Students who
opt to take the Writing Test will
add 30 minutes to the normal 3-
hour testing time.


Q: Is breastfeeding much better
for a baby's health?
A: Yes. Strong research shows

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that breastfeeding offers babies
protection against a variety of in-
fections, like bacterial meningitis
as well as respiratory, intestinal,
ear and urinary tract infections.
The protection seems to come from
antibodies that are passed from
the mother to the child through
breastmilk. Some studies also
suggest that breastfed babies may
have a lower risk of obesity, sud-
den infant death syndrome (SIDS)
and one type of diabetes, but more
research is needed to clarify the
possible links. Mothers appear to
benefit from breastfeeding, too.
They seem to return to pre-preg-
nancy weight sooner. Their risk
of breast cancer may also decline,
although this effect is not seen in
all studies.
Q: Is there any reason to eat
carbohydrates, other than dietary
A: Yes. Carbohydrates are the
main energy source for the body,
and the brain especially depends on
them. Current recommendations
call for getting 45 to 65 percent of
your calories from carbohydrates,
which include starches, sugars and
dietary fiber. The more calories
you burn up in a day, the more car-
bohydrates you should eat >ince
healthy eating means avoiding
excess fat and protein. Although
some foods with added sugars can
be a part of good eating, most of
your carbohydrates should come
from vegetables, fruits, whole
grains and beans. Bread, rice, pasta
and cereal are carbohydrate-rich
foods, but you should look for
whole-grain varieties because they
are more nutritious. Even if we
didn't need all of these plant foods
for their carbohydrates, they are
vital sources of vitamins, miner-
als and natural plant compounds
that help prevent cancer and heart
disease. ; -, "'


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative to hold annual members' meeting Saturday

Coast Electric Cooperative will
hold its 58th Annual Members'
Meeting Saturday, April 22 at its
headquarter office, located at 722
West Highway 22 in Wewahitch-
ka. The purpose of the meeting
is to communicate information
about the Cooperative, including
the financial reports and overall
business status, as well as serve
as a social event for the entire
Registration begins at 8:30
a.m. (CT) with each registered
member receiving a $10 credit
on his or her electric bill. Mem-
bers will be given the opportu-
nity to win prizes throughout the
day, including the grand prizes,
which are three vacation pack-
ages and 10 $100 credits to an
electric bill. There will also be
plenty of refreshments pro% ided



trom the CarraVelle
Chamber of Commerce
The 16th annual Carrabelle
Riverfront Festihal will be held
on Marine Street along the beau-
tiful Carrabelle River'malk on
April 22 and 23.
Sunny Jim and his band %\ill
be playing at the festival again
this year. With his laid-back at-
titude and island style. he is a
favorite for Parrot Head parties
across the U.S. Some of his cur-
rent venues include Margarita-
ville Cafe Citywvalk at Universal
A talented group of artists
from Melbourn called Sandsa-
tional will be demonstrating a
seldom seen art form that will
impress young and old alike. Us-
ing a huge block of wet sand.
they w ill be creating some amaz-
ing sand sculptures. They also
provide an area %%here children
and adults can participate, so ev-
eryone can join in the fun. Their
creations are real show-stoppers,
so don't miss this one.

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by GCEC and booths offering
valuable information for the du-
ration of the meeting.
Beginning at 9:15 a.m., en-
tertainment will be provided by
The Baileys, a family of musi-
cians who plays bluegrass-style
gospel music. There will also
be a bounce house and pony

rides for the children. The guest
speaker will be Bill Willingham
of Florida Electric Cooperatives
Association. The business por-
tion of the Annual Meeting will
begin at 11 a.m.
"I invite all of our members
to come and take part in our
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present for the business portion
of the meeting, but also to enjoy
food, prizes and entertainment,"
Gulf Coast Electric CEO/Gen-
eral Manager Roy Barnes said.
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive is part of the Touchstone En-
ergy national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric coop-

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