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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
When Dowling Parrish stopped by
the West End Quick Pic to check his
lottery ticket Thursday and saw that
the numbers were starting to match
up, he had to hand it over to someone
else to read.
"He said, 'Here, just check it',"
according to store owner Mildred
Pickron. "We stuck it in the machine
and there it was," she said. He had
matched five of six numbers in the
Jan. 9 Lotto drawing. The computer
didn't give a dollar amount but
indicated that the ticket was worth
He called his wife to tell her the
good news. "She said 'you're lying'
and hung up on me," he said. But
when he got home and showed her
a printout of the winning numbers,
he said, "She was excited."
Early Friday morning, Parrish was
at the lottery office in Tallahassee
to claim his winnings. After taxes,
Parrish got $6,845.25 from the
$9,127 ticket. There was no jackpot
winner that night but there were 31
other lucky folks who matched five
numbers, according to the Florida
What did he do with the money?
"I got a set of tires for my truck, paid
off the Credit Union, bought my son
a stove for his trailer and gave my
wife $1,500. It's gone," he said.
Parrish, who works as a building
inspector with Calhoun County, said
he plays the lottery on Wednesdays
and Saturdays. "I don't buy but one
ticket 'cos it don't take but one ticket
to win," he said.
He said he's already purchased
his ticket for this Wednesday's Lotto
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Atwo month spree with someone else's credit
card has come to an end for a Blouhtstown man
after nearly $3,000 in purchases were made in
four counties, according to a report from the
Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
Wayne L. Davis, 40, of 20223 NW McClellan
Ave. was arrested Friday and charged with 50
counts each of forgery and uttering a forged
instrument. He was also charged with 51 counts
of fraudulent use of a credit card and criminal
use of personal identification.
The American Express card was in use from
November 2007 until the end of December
2007. The card was used for daily expenses like
meals at McDonald's, groceries and fuel from
stores in Blountstown, Marianna, Greensboro,
Chattahoochee and Tallahassee. The largest purchase was
made at Walmart in Marianna for a laptop computer along
with clothing and housewares.
The sheriff's department learned about the theft when
Marie and Erasmo Castaneda produced bills showing the
unauthorized charges. The suspect had signed the name M.
Kennedy, which is Marie Castaneda's maiden name.
Armed with the list of transactions, investigators studied
surveillance video from most of the locations and saw that
the card user was a white male with a dark hat who was
later identified as Davis, who is known to the sheriff's
department as a career offender. Davis has a history of 20
arrests in several counties, including Calhoun and Liberty,
on charges including theft, battery, worthless checks,
failure to appear and non-moving violations.
During the search for Davis, officers received a call
Friday that he was at the Piggly Wiggly in Blountstown.
Deputies waited in the parking lot until he emerged and
made an arrest as he loaded his purchases in the back of
an SUV. He was accompanied by Phoenicia Dawson of
Bristol, who was sitting in the driver's seat and waiting
while he was in the store. She was not charged.
WAYNE L. DAVIS
Davis was taken to the county jail while
deputies were led to his residence by Dawson
in search of items listed on the credit card bill.
Twenty-nine pieces of evidence were found
in the home, along with receipts showing the
victim's credit card number.
At the time of his arrest, Davis was wearing
a camouflage hat and a red Alabama t-shirt,
which he had been seen wearing earlier in one
of the surveillance tapes.
During an interview with investigators,
Davis admitted to using the card and stated that
he "found it." He said he was not going to use
the card but started doing so because he "was
on skid row."
The credit card was used at the following
*16 times (for a total of $374.33) at the Piggly Wiggly in
*10 times ($529.69) at Harvey's in Blountstown, where in
addition to groceries a DVD and player were purchased, along
with a stereo and beer.
*9 times ($210.27) at the Southern Express
*4 times ($1,480.93) at the Hwy. 71 Walmart in Marianna
*2 times ($147.72) at the Thomasville Highway Walmart in
*1 time ($42.87) at Walmart.com where he purchased minutes
for a track phone
*2 times ($54.32) at the Blountstown Pizza Hut
*1 time ($14.76) at Firehouse Subs in Tallahassee
*1 time ($30.78) at the Express Lane in Greensboro
*1 time ($30.32) at Riverview Bait & Tackle in Chattahoochee
*1 time ($16.12) at McDonald's in Tallahassee
*l time ($16.12) at CVS Pharniacy in Tallahassee
*2 times ($34.37) at Shell Oil in Tallahassee
David is being held on $100,000 bond. On Monday, investigators
added two new charges to his case. The first was for possession of
a prescription drug without a prescription and the other charge was
for possession of a Schedule II narcotic (Oxycodone).
Victim's advocate, longtime community volunteer dies at 58
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Charles Morris Jr. was a busy man.
As a victim's advocate for the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office, he saw some of the saddest
scenes of domestic conflict and helped steer many
families toward help.
As a member of many area boards, he attended
numerous meetings and worked to get services
and programs established in Liberty County. He
headed up the Domestic Violence Task Force,
served on the Liberty County Children's Coalition
and the Community Traffic Safety Committee,
as well as chaired the regional Drug Abuse
Prevention Coalition (PANDAAP). He was an
active board member for the Liberty County Senior
Citizens Association and was serving as president
of the Liberty County Democratic Executive
He and his fellow Shriners were a presence at
every parade, zipping up and down the route in
their tiny go-karts before stopping to delight kids
Charles Morris Jr. is shown behind the wheel of the
go-kart he rode in many parades.
by racing in tight circles. Charles was easy to spot in
his go-kartwith a big American Flag attached to a pole
over this seat that unfurled as he sped past.
As a district instructor for the Masons, he
was in charge of teaching his fellow members
the intricacies of the organization, guiding them
through years of history and rituals, many of which
are never committed to paper.
When friends like Lester Bramblett needed some
help with their cell phone or computer, they called
He was a fixture at fundraisers. He established a
motorcycle club called the ArchAngels, conrprised
mostly of law enforcement officers, friends and
family who held Poker Runs to raise money for
Saturday, he had some special plans. He was
going hunting with his two grandsons.
But when he went to sleep Friday night, the
man that so many people depended on would not
wake again. When his grandsons tried to rouse him
Saturday morning, he was lifeless after suffering a
fatal heart attack. He was 58.
See MORRIS continued on page 2
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Volume 28, Number 3 Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
Card used to buy groceries, fuel, lots of lunches and a laptop
Blountstown man charged with
using stolen credit card 51 times
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 16,2008
THE GO-TO GUY
Liberty County Sheriff's
Deputy Brian Bateman called
Charles "the go-to guy" because
he got things done.
"As busy as he was, I can't
recall too many times I couldn't
get hold of him," he said,
acknowledging his accessibility.
"He was a behind-the-scenes guy
that kept everybody going."
Morris instructed the younger
deputy on the rituals of Masonic
membership. "He was a big
inspiration for me," Bateman
said, noting that Morris was
propelled by a genuine desire to
"If anybody had a problem
with him, it's because he wanted
things done right," said Bateman.
"I can't recall anyone staying
mad at him."
Amid all those obligations,
he was taking on new duties in
his job as a Captain with the
Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
"He wrote grants, worked with
domestic violence victims and
had just started putting together
an inventory of the department's
equipment and property," said
Major Donnie Conyers.
"He was just a heck of a nice
guy and had a whole lot of energy,"
Conyers said. He recalled how he
Bristol man arrested for threatening
woman following court hearing
A Bristol man who had just been ordered to have no contact with a
domestic violence victim was arrested for threatening her following
a Jan. 10 court appearance.
According to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Office, Randy Snow had just walked out of the courtroom when
he encountered the victim and her mother moments after a final
judgement of injunction of protection had been issued against him
Thursday by Circuit Court Judge George Reynolds.
The three were in the hallway when Snow said, "I will kill you,"
the woman said.
She reported the threat to a deputy, who then confronted Snow.
Snow admitted to making the statement but said he was not serious
and did not mean it.
He acknowledged that he was not supposed have any contact with
Snow was charged with violation of an injunction against domestic
violence with minor children.
He was released after bond was set at $2,500.
Jury convicts Calhoun County
drug dealer in four minutes
A Blountstown man, Anthony "Bull" Patterson has been convicted
in Calhoun County Circuit Court on a charge of sale of cocaine.
A two man, four women jury deliberated just four minutes before
finding Patterson, 30, guilty in the March 27, 2007 incident.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and the Blountstown Police
Department worked the case.
Sentencing is set for Feb. 6.
Patterson, who has prior convictions for sale of a controlled
substance and escape, and a pending robbery case, may be a habitual
offender. If found to be a habitual offender, Patterson faces a maximum
of 30 years in prison.
and Morris were both little league
coaches together years ago. He
said kids were drawn to him and
he welcomed them, encouraging
their efforts in sports.
His co-workers at the sheriff's
department were stunned to learn
of his death.
"You don't replace somebody
like him," Conyers said.
SERVED WITH HIS HEART
"Liberty County has lost a
treasure. Charles Morris served
the people of Liberty County
in too many ways to count. He
served with his heart, his good
humor and most of all, his time,"
said Peggy Deason-Howland,
who works with Head Start
and chairs the Liberty County
"The staff of Healthy Start
cannot count the times that we
have called Charles to assist us
with a client that was in trouble.
He always followed through.
Hundreds of victims of crime
and domestic violence in Liberty
County owe a debt of gratitude to
him. Sometimes he helped with a
kind word and strong advice but
always with a compassionate and
caring spirit," she recalled.
"If ever there was an
irreplaceable person both
professionally and personally, it
was he," she said.
His booming voice and ready
smile will be missed. "From the
time you met him and watched
everything he did for people,
you had to love him," said Dep-
uty Brian Bateman.
Friends and family will
gather to say goodbye to Charles
Wednesday at Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center. Services are
scheduled for 2 p.m. Burial will
follow at Eureka Cemetery in
Orange with Masonic Rites.
He is survived by his wife, Jean,
three sons and one daughter, four
sisters and eight grandchildren.
His complete obituary appears
inside on page 18.
The Medical Center
Dr. Iqbal A. Faruqui, MD
Arlena Falcon, ARNP
Dorcas Goodman, ARNP
Are pleased to announce that as of
February 1st 2008
The Office will be accepting Pediatric patients from
1 year and up!!!
For non-complicated pediatric illness.
We are currently accepting new patients. Except most insurances, Vista, Health ease,
Medipass, United Healthcare, Cigna, BCBS, Medicare, and Medicare HMO. The Medi-
cal Center of Blountstown does NOT provide pediatric immunizations.
Call us today to get your appointment scheduled (850) 674-2221, ext. 100
School & Sports Physicals, Well Child Checks, Well Adult visits
As well as Family planning. Walk-ins are Welcome.
Office Hours: Mon. Fri., 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. 5 p.m.
Pag C HE ALHUNLIES TYMORRNAL JAUR.Y cn16,2fro pge18
*Stacey Sims, FTA.
*Anna Marie Nichols, VOP
*Marshell Tapp, VOP (state).
*Brandon Ronnie Pitts, VOP (state).
*Elvin Ruiz-Eceda, no driver's license.
*Russell Blue, holding for Gadsden Co.
*Don Flanders, aggravated assault.
*Rebecca Hanlon, FTA, possession of methamphet-
amine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
*Jessie Coe, trespass after warning.
*Jasmine Williams, trespass after warning.
*James Szenay, DUI.
*Wayne Lee Davis, 50 counts of forgery, 50 counts
uttering forged instrument, 51 counts fraudulent use
of a credit card, 51 counts criminal use of personal
*April Strickland, driving while license suspended
*John L. Dellolmo, DUI.
*Mack K. Morgan, driving while license suspended
or revoked (habitual).
*Taurice Edwards, domestic battery (felony).
*Jesse John Gilley, FTA, expired tag more than six
*Paul Edward Jackson, serving two days.
*Rebecca Hanlon, holding for CCSO.
*Randy Lewayne Snow, violation of injunction for
protection against domestic violence with minor chil-
*Joseph Baker, holding for CCSO.
*Kenneth Edenfield, holding for CCSO.
SSteven Shiver, holding for CCSO.
*Billy Ray Ivory, holding for CCSO.
*Jermain Wells, holding for CCSO.
*Brandon Pitts, holding for CCSO.
*Charles Dean White, holding for CCSO.
*Jerry Maxwell Sellers, holding for CCSO.
*Jeffrey Thomas, holding for CCSO.
*Madreon Gatlin, holding for CCSO.
*Jasmine Williams, holding for CCSO.
*John Martin, serving weekends.
*John Miller, serving weekends.
*April Denise Strickland, holding for CCSO.
*Taurice J. Edwards, holding for CCSO.
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept. .,
Jan. 7 through Jan. 13, 2008
Accidents........... 01 Traffic Citations..................10
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......93
Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints........................... ...... ..................153
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School superintendent urges
support for half-cent sales tax
Calhoun County School Superintendent Mary Sue Neves spoke at Tuesday's
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce meeting in Blountstown to urge
members to support the proposed half-cent sales tax, which will be on the
Jan. 29 Presidential Preference Primary ballot. If passed, the tax would
be collected for ten years. "As much as possible of the current two mill
discretionary capital outlay tax would be replaced by the half cent sales tax,"
.-.. she said, explaining
that it would relieve
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD the it would relieve
the burden on property
SPECIAL MEETING ownerswhonowpaythe
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I am an active member in the Bristol Church of God. I am cur-
rently employed by the Leon County Tax Collector where I am
a Manager and a Certified Florida Collector's Assistant. Prior to
that, I was employed by the Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles with the Bureau of Titles and Registration.
If you give me the opportunity to serve you, the Citizens of
Liberty County, I will:
1. Have the office opened Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
2. Saturday 8 a.m. 12 Noon.
3. If our county can financially afford the equipment to issue
and test for Driver Licenses, it will be done at no additional cost to the Citizens of Liberty
County, as I am trained and qualified to administer tests and issue driver licenses.
I am aware that a large percent of our citizens are employed out of the county, making it
nearly impossible to make it to the office between 8 a.m. 5 p.m. daily. If elected, you may
call me and I will stay after hours or return at a later time to accommodate your needs, or I will
personally deliver the service to your home or business at no additional cost to the Citizens
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J. Earle Bowden to
hold book signing at
Stories about Calhoun Country, some
nonfiction, many fleshed out in fiction,
enliven the latest four of the 11 books written
by Altha native and Pensacola newspaper
editor Jesse Earle Bowden. Bowden will
be signing his best-selling novel "Look and
Tremble" and two collections of nonfiction
and fictional stories Saturday, Jan. 26, at
the Panhandle Pioneer Village from 1 to
3 p.m. His other new books are "Embrace
an Autumnal Heart," and the expanded
Florida Classic Edition of "When You Reach
September," both include fictional stories
about the people of Altha, Blountstown and
the Apalachicola River Valley.
Bowden's stories enliven some Pioneer
Village landmarks, including Dr. J..B..
Dowling's medical office and the Altha
caloboose. He will be signing in the Frink
gym, where he played basketball with the
Altha Wildcats in the 1940s..
Bowden, author of the regionally
acclaimed memoir, "Always the Rivers
Flow," chosen as a Florida Classic, grew
up in Altha, the son of merchant Jesse W.
Bowden. He was editor in chief and vice
president of the Pensacola News Journal
for 31 years before retiring from a 44-year
career in 1997 with the designation of editor
Bowden continues researching, writing and
illustrating books about Chipola Country. In
2007 the Florida State University journalism
graduate retired as a faculty associate teaching
journalistic writing courses at the University
of West Florida for 24 years. UWF awarded
Bowden an honorary doctorate of Humane
Letters in 1985.
The author recreates the last public
hanging in Blountstown in the fictional
story, "Let This be a Warning," in "Embrace
an Autumnal Heart." And he portrays
young legislator Fuller Warren, future
Florida governor, trying to save a boyhood
Blountstown friend from the electric chair
at the state prison at Raiford, and, failing,
helping a grieving mother have the corpse
transported back home for burial in what
becomes ill-fated journey 'requiring Warren
to ask the governor to pardon a jailed truck
In "When You Reach September,"
Bowden profiles the tragic life of Chaffa
Gregory and her husband John Grace and
the history of the Jason Gregory House, built
originally at Ochessee Landing and now a
preserved landmark in Torreyo State Park.
"Six Bushels of Corn" is a fictional story
based on a Calhoun County farm woman
sentenced to death for three shotgun deaths in
her farm cabin in 1910. Her son remembers
this mother convicted in two trials, one for
life imprisonment, the second for death, both
reversed by the Florida Supreme Court.
"I'm always returning to my roots for
strong tales for unusual characters that
should be preserved," Bowden says. "I'm
working on another story collection, titled
'Chipola Moon Rising," with six interlated
novettes' concerning memorable characters
from Ring Jaw and Estiffanulga, the fictional
towns in Chipola Country during the 1930s,
'40s and '50s."
James E. Lane
Bo & T'ammi Williams
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
7 a.m. to 2 p.m,
7-9 a.m., Masonic
Hwy. 20 West in
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Banquet,
7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department
* Bulldog Club, 7 p.m., LCHS field house
qMark Barbee, Lee EdenfieC&- gigi Bodiford
* Liberty Community Health Care, 4 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Center, room #10
* Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579, 5:30-7 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Cen-
* Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Jimmy T'harye, Joey E. Sanders, & XKateCyn Buff
* Long Term Care, 10 a.m. till noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* Bridle Club, 3:30 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
WayCon T4ate Davis
* Blountstown Woman's Club, 11:45 a.m., board room of the W.T. Neal
* Magnolia VFD, 6 p.m., Fire House
* Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
- Firearms safety class
offered by police dept.
The Blountstown Police Department
will conduct a firearms safety class on
Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. at the police
"We encourage senior citizens and
women who own a gun but don't feel
comfortable with it to join us," said Major
The four hour program is free of charge.
"There will be a couple of hours in the
classroom and then we will go to the firing
range and shoot," he said.
The police department will furnish
hearing protectors. Participants are asked
to bring their own unloaded weapon, along
with a box of ammunition.
The class is open to all and those who
would like to take part are asked to call
674-5987 and register in advance.
Baseball league sign-ups
scheduled on Jan. 19 & 26
Attention all tee-ball and baseball
players: If you are between the ages of 4
and 12 ( if you turn 13 before May 1 you
are not eligible) the Calhoun County Dixie
Youth Baseball League will be holding
sign-ups at the Blountstown High School
Gym on Saturday, Jan. 19 and 26 from 8
a.m. to 12.p.m.
We will not take any more registrations
after Jan. 26!
Please bring a copy (for us to keep)
of your birth certificate along with a $50
registration fee to be paid upon sign-up.
Baggin' Books slated for
Thurs., Jan. 17 in Bristol
Liberty Even Start, Liberty Early
Childhood Programs, North Florida Child
Development and Liberty County School
Board will be sponsoring Baggin' Books
on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 1:30 to 7 p.m.
at the Liberty County School Board Meet-
Each child will receive a free bag of
books. Light refreshments will be served.
Come and join the fun!
Hog Butchering at
The winter tradition of hog butchering at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown
will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 a.m.
(CT) until 2 p.m.
Breakfast items available included grits,
sausage biscuits, and coffee. Gloria's famous
home made cinnamon rolls will be the featured
item. Plate lunches will be offered for a
donation of $6. Admission is free.
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
JANUARY 16,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
" Catfish tournament schedule announced
Jon Plummer, of Blountstown Drugs, presents a $1,000 check to
Barbara Hathaway, local coordinator for Take Stock in Children.
His donation will help sponsor a four-year scholarship for a
Calhoun County 9th grade student. All gifts to the Take Stock
in Children program are tax deductible. If you would like to
donate to the program, contact Barbara Hathaway at 674-5927,
Ext. 21. Pictured from left to right is Barbara Hathaway, Jon
Plummer, and Mary Sue Neves, Calhoun County School
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Emergencies: (850) 856-5827 or (850) 856-5918
Hours: Monday Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DOCTOR'S HOURS BY APPOINTMENT.
We provide: Boarding Grooming Preventative Healthcare programs
which include vaccinations and yearly checkups Spay/neuter program
to reduce unwanted puppies/kittens.
PLUS MANY OTHER SERVICES.
CALL US ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
The Liberty County Courthouse
will be closed on
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
The 2008 Apalachicola Flathead Catfish
Tournament Trail kicks off this year with the new.
Dogwood Blossom Flathead Catfish Tournament
sponsored by Bay County Search & Rescue,
Panama City and T. Cooper Outdoors, Walnut, MS.
The tournament will be held March 28 and 29 at
Gaskin Park in Wewahitchka. Please contact Angie
Minchew at 850-639-3474 for more information and
The second tournament in the series is the Liberty
County Senior Citizens Flathead Catfish Tournament
held in Bristol onApril 25 and 26. Contact Chairman
Rudy Sumner at 566-0812 for information and
Number 3 on the countdown is Gaskin Park
Flathead Catfish Tournament on June 27 and 28,
held at Gaskin Park in Wewahitchka. The contact
person is .Chairman Don Minchew at 639-3474.
Sponsored by the Employees Club of the City of
Rudy Sumner, at 566-0812, is also the contact
for tournament #4: Hosford Telogia Volunteer Fire
Department Flathead Catfish Tournament held in
Bristol on July 25 and 26.
Last in the tournament line-up is the Florida Catfish
Classic again held at Gaskin Park in Wewahitchka
on August 29 and 30, with the contact being Don
Minchew. This tournament also has a Kids and a
Ladies Division with separate prizes awarded. This
one is also sponsored by the Employees Club.
Registration is from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight (CT)
on the Friday of the tournaments and prizes are
awarded at noon on the Saturday for all tournaments.
Pre-registration is preferred and will save you
money on some entry fees. Funds raised are used
for scholarships and equipment for the various non-
Everyone is invited to enjoy the fishing on the
Apalachicola and Chipola River systems during
these events. Florida Game and Fish Commission
would be delighted foryou to catch as many of these
monster flathead catfish as possible since they are
a non-native species and prefer eating the native
The current Florida record is over 49 pounds so
you can be sure of getting a good fight and plenty of
excellent meals out of any of these freshwater fish.
Just be sure to have your big tackle with 40 to 50 pound
test and live bait to use as the flathead is a predator
catfish preferring live prey and not a scavenger catfish
that will hit on chicken gizzards or stink baits:
Come out and enjoy the fishing!........and the
Miss Black History Pageant set for Feb. 9
The Prayer Chainers Mission
of God wishes to invite you and/
or your daughter to participate
in the 2008 Miss Black History
Pageant Feb. 9 at the Blountstown
High School Auditorium at 2 p.m.
The deadline to enter is Jan.
25 at 5 p.m. (CT). The entry fee
is $40 and only cash or money
orders will be accepted. Money
orders must be made out to Prayer
Chainers Mission of God. No
refunds will be given.
Please send all applications
and fees to: Pastor G. B. Sheard,
Founder, Le'TonyaReed, Director,
P. 0. Box 447, Blountstown, FL
Age divisions include: Tiny
Miss, 4-5 years; Little Miss, 6-7.
years; Young Miss, 8-10 years;
Junior Miss,, 11-13 years; Teen
Miss,.14-16 years; Miss, 17-21
years; Mrs, 21+ married, single,
divorced or 18+ married; Lady-
Ms, 30+ married, single, divorced
(Only if there is a wide enough
age range of applicants).
set for Jan. 29
The Liberty' County
Coordinating Board (TDCB)
announces a public hearing and
meeting to which all persons are
invited. The agenda will include
the adoption of bylaws and
grievance procedures, election
of officers, operating report, and
a staff report.
The hearing will be held on
Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. (ET) in
the Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Center, Small Conference Room
(Room 13) in Bristol.
For more information, or if you
require special accommodations
at the meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment,
contact Vanita Anderson at the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (850) 674-4571 or by
email at email@example.com.
Miss Black History
Ambassador will be awarded to
the contestant that raises the most
money through donations and
sponsor ticket sales.
One photogenic winner will be
selected from each category
The purpose of thispageant is not
only to have fun, but to raise money
for scholarships. The goal with this
pageant is for girls/young ladies to
understand that true beauty comes
from within. It is found within
by helping others and helping our
community. We feel this will be
a great learning experience for
not only the contestants, but their
families as well.
Entry fee to watch the pageant
For more information call
674-3449 or call the church
at 674-5548 or send email to
Black History Parade planned Feb. 19
Greetings, from the Prayer
Chainers Mission of God and the
Black History Parade Committee.
It is time once again to celebrate
another year of fellowship, unity,
and community pride. We will be
Heritage the month of February.
The annual Black History Parade
will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16,
beginning at Blountstown High
School on Main Street at 10 a.m.
Line up will begin at 9 a.m.
We would love to see many
pastors as the Grand Marshals ^
of the parade. Following the
pastors will be the reigning
Ms. Plus America, Ms. Sabrina
Mathis, from Texas. Ms. Mathis
was crowned in July of 2007 in'
Dallas at the national Miss Plus
America pageant. Come out
and meet her after the parade at
the Clay Mary Historical Site at
the 18th Annual Black Heritage
Festival and at the Black History
Banquet at the W. T. Neal Civic
Center at 7 p.m.
We would also like churches
and' other civic and community
organizations to participate in
theparade. We want floats, cars,
trucks, marchers, steppers and as
many entries as possible.
If you would like to rent a
booth at the Clay Mary Historical
site, the fee is $20 if you set up
yourself and $25 if we' set up for
you. Please notify us as soon as
possible to ensure that your spot
If you would like to have
an entry in the parade, please
contact Pastor G. B. Sheard
at 850-674-8683, Le'Tonya
Reed at 850-674-3449, Marjorie
Peterson at 850-674-3449, or
the Prayer Chainers Mission of
God Church at 850-674-5548 for
Midnight Masquarade Ball scheduled
The Calhoun/Liberty Relay Comejoinus for food, fun, and
for life Midnight Masquerade most of all to help us celebrate,
Ball will be held on Saturday, remember, and fight back.
April 5 at the Veterans Memorial Tickets are $30.for individuals
Civic Center in Bristol from 8 to and $50 for couples and can be
12 p.m. (ET). The dress code is purchased from any committee
4-H fundraiser for Denver Hayes
The Liberty County 4-H youth medical expenses. If you would
will be asking for a $2 donation like to help Denver you can also
and an opportunity to win a give at the Wakulla Bank to the
$100 Master Card to help 4-H Denver Hayes Benefit Fund. Call
Alumni Denver Hayes with his 643-2229 for more information.
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Congratulations to John McCain. He was a
big winner up in New Hampshire. Fascinating
comeback story, this John McCain, quite a guy.
Highly decorated veteran. Spent 5 1/2 years in
prison then went into politics. Usually it's the
other way around. -JAY LENO
President George Bush is in Israel right now.
But he doesn't really fit there. He showed up
today wearing a 10-gallon yarmulke.
They held the New Hampshire caucuses
today. Is it caucuses? It's cauci, right? ... The
results are in. As expected, a big comeback
for John McCain who won on the Republican
side. When I last checked, Hillary Clinton had a
slight lead over Barack Obama. That one was
very close. It was so close, they almost had to
call Oprah in to make a final decision.
Kind of a scary incident in the Straits of
Hormuz. Do you know about this, where those
Iranian boats threatened our navy? President
Bush said today he has no plans to attack
Iran. Oh, he's still going to attack, he just has
Did you folks see the debates in New
Hampshire? They were so dull that New
Hampshire changed its state slogan from 'Live
Free or Die' to 'Please Shoot Me.'
Candidates always like to say it, they're gonna
get tough on career criminals, Republicans
especially. Republicans love that word, 'career
criminals.' I mean, what other kind of criminal
is there, really? Is this a hobby for a lot of
people? Have you ever been robbed and have
the guy say, "Actually, I'm an architect. I just
do this on the side 'cause I really enjoy it. And
when it's no longer fun, I'm gonna stop. Give
me your money."
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Small minds face big problems
People are worried. The man and
woman on the street are worried about
the things that affect them the most the
economy. While they fret about putting
food on the table and taking care of
themselves and their children, the Iraq
War looms in the background.
I frequently write that one of the
cornerstone strengths of America is
the common sense of the American
people. Fortunately, for all of us, that
Jerry Cox is a retired military
officer and writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He lives in
common sense is coming to the fore in the presidential
In my view, the federal and many state governments
are dysfunctional. The reason is polarizing political
ideologies. As I watch the Congress and the Bush
administration in action what I see is a constant "gotcha
mentality" from both sides of the aisle.
There is little intent to compromise on issues which are
in the best interest of the American people. The proposed
law may be a good thing for the American public, but
both political parties block and tackle each other if
the solution doesn't meet with their political views.
To be fair to the Congress, on a couple of occasions
the Congress sent legislation to President Bush, the
most notable being the healthcare plan for children,
but Bush vetoes anything that doesn't meet his myopic
view of what is good for the American people. The
result is that not much of significance has been or will
be accomplished in the Bush administration for the
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future of America. Last week, former Democratic
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of former Republican,
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to discuss America's
future. This event was
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that a significant number
of people watched this
The basic theme of this
group was that polarizing
politics is the culprit in
works well for the
American people when
the issues are debated
and both sides compromise on what is
best for the American people. But that
hasn't happened in years, particularly
in the Bush administration.
The Boren-led group recognized
that constitutional checks and balances
between the executive branch and the
Congress were grossly misaligned. Bush
and Cheney have amassed power in the
executive branch to near dictatorial levels.
Republicans and conservatives talk
about smaller federal government qnd states rights, but
that is a sham in the Bush administration. For example,
the Bush administration refused to permit the states to
increase Medicaid benefits to people that Bush thinks
make too much money to receive Medicaid benefits.
The latest exercise of government power over states
and ultimately Joe Citizen is the Homeland Security's
edict that all people with a driver's license will get a
national ID version of a driver's license. People who do
not drive will get a National ID card. If states refuse to
participate in this program called Real ID which requires
the states to verify the citizenship of everyone in the state,
then after May 11, 2008 people from those states won't
be able to board airplanes or enter federal buildings.
Well, folks, George Orwell's 1984 has arrived. The
former Soviet KGB and the East German Stasi would
be proud of a system that puts all of us in a computer
database for easy identification and monitoring.
We recognize that the events of 9/11 were horrific, but
Americans are strong and resilient. Societies can take a
lot of abuse. Think about the British in London during
the German blitz in 1940. The British spent nights in
the London Underground Metro system or the safest
place they could find while the Germans bombed the
city into rubble.
We shouldn't be cowering under the national bed,
but that's where Bush has most of the nation with his
fear mongering. Most every day we are reminded of
9/11, how we are fighting them over there to not have
to fight them over here.
While the Bush administration is claiming victory in
Iraq, Osama bin Laden is winning. Bin Laden is winning
because under the guise of protecting the American
people, the Bush administration is severely eroding the
civil rights of the American people.
The group meeting at the University of Oklahoma
recognized the problem of diminishing civil liberties,
the serious financial status of America and the need for
a federal government that can deal with the domestic
and foreign policy issues that face the country. The
group defined the big problems that face this country
but logically concluded that small-minded, politically
polarized politicians could not cope with the issues in
the best interest of the American people. Real leadership
is required in the next president.
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BBB offers Student Ethics Scholarship to local students
Better Business Bureau of
Northwest Florida is currently
accepting applications from
students in Bay, Calhoun,
Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty,
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
Walton, and Washington County
--high schools for its 2008 BBB
Student Ethics Scholarship
The program .offers nine
$1,000 scholarships to current"
high school juniors and seniors
who plan to attend an accredited
college in the United States or
CHURCH We at Chipola
Community Church will like
to invite family and friends to
come and worship with us as we
show our love and appreciation
to Rev. Johnie Godwin on Pastor
Appreciation Day. Services will
be held on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.
Dinner will follow after services
in the fellowship hall.
Please make plans to attend
and worship with us with some
good singing, praising and good
fellowship and most of all a
mighty move of God. For more
information please contact Linda
Godwin at 674-7214 or Patricia
Godwin at 674-1230.
ABE SPRINGS BAPTIST
CHURCH -Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be having a gospel
sing on Saturday, Jan. 19. The
singing will start at 6 p.m. (CT).
This sing will feature local talent.
If you would like to sing or know
someone that would, please let
"The scholarship is designed
to reward students who personify
ethics and personal integrity,"
said Norman Wright, President
and CEO ofyour BBB. "Today's
students are the leaders of
tomorrow, and the ethics and
integrity they forge today will
guide them as they transition
into the professional world."
Local leaders from business
and academia will serve as judges
and award the scholarships
based on criteria including
leadership, community service,
academic achievement and
an essay response on building
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them know that everyone is
For more information call
674-5880 or 674-4376 after 5
p.m. The church is located at
13913 SW County Road 275.
Fellowship & Events
KING JR. MARCH We will
commemorate the birthday and
holiday of one ofthe noblest men
of our times, the late Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., on Monday, Jan.
21. One of our goals is to salute
the lifetime achievement of our
honoree. We will give reverence
The family of Gene Richards would like to express our gratitude
for the outpouring of love and support shown to us during our time
The telephone calls, cards, food and beautiful flowers that were
received and the prayers and thoughts expressed gave our family
A special thank you to Rev. John Jackson for a beautiful service,
the Bristol United Methodist Church and Marlon Peavy and staff for
their efforts in making the planning process a little easier.
Words cannot express our appreciation. May God bless each of
The family of Ricky, Sharmon & Ashlie Parrish
The husband of Daisy Parker wishes to express my thanks to all
our friends and relatives for all of the flowers, cards, food, prayers
during my recent loss of my wife. Your kindness will always be
remembered. May God bless everyone.
Clarance W. "Woody" Parker
To the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of our
board, our staff, and most importantly, the patients we serve, I want
to thank you so much for your $25,000 donation to Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital. We are most appreciative and will certainly put the funds
to good use.
We're excited about the many positive things going on here at the
hospital but we continue to face many challenges. Your kind act will
certainly help us meet those challenges head on. We look forward to
working with you in the future to explore ways we can better serve
your citizens. Again our most hearty thank you!
Ronald M. Gilliard, FACHE CEO/Administrator
Award recipients will be
notified in April and awards
will be presented in conjunction
with the BBB Torch Awards for
Marketplace Ethics luncheons
To apply for the scholarship,
students should contact their
principal or guidance counselor,
or download an application at
Entries must be postmarked by
For more information, or
to inquire about sponsoring a
scholarship, contact your BBB
at (850) 429-0002 or start with
as we march in a unified, solemn
and solidified manner. Please,
there will be no motorized
vehicles or bicycles allowed:
This is a day on, not aday off!!
Yes, we have experienced some
of the dreams that Dr. King has
inspired for us. But, we're not
close to the rainbow yet, there is
much work and dedication needed
to get to the mountain top.
All pastors, spiritual teachers,
and elders are encouraged to
lead us and your congregation to
celebrate this year's event.
The procession will begin at
9:30 (CT) at Blountstown City
Hall and the march will begin at
10 a.m. heading east on Hwy. 20
proceeding south on River Street
to St. Mary's Missionary Baptist
Church; located at .16345 SE
There will be a brief memorial
held immediately after the march
whefe the recipient of the E.E.
Boyd Scholarship Fund, will
be revealed. Thanks to our
key speaker, Dr. E. Boyd of
San Francisco, CA, whom the
scholarship fund was initiated
by, will enhance the educational,
opportunities for some youth for
years to come.
For more information, please
contact coordinator, Deborah
Yon-Hammond at 674-2453 or
643-8999. Or you may contact
Advisors Reverend David Rhone
or Dr. C.L. Wilson at 643-4107.
If you are in need of
transportation, the transportation
ministries of St. Paul A.M.E. and
St. Mary M.B. will be available.
Please call 674-8706 or 674-2453
for scheduled time of pick-up in
St. Mary's Missionary Baptist
Baptist, Roy Community, 9 a.m.
Bethel A.M.E., Rock Bluff
Community, 9 a.m. (ET)
Saint Stephens A.M.E.,
Sweetwater Community, 9:15
God of Prophecy, Bristol,
St. Paul A.M.E.
New Hope Baptist Church,
Hugh Creek Community, 8:30
St. Rose A.M.E,, Grand
Ridge, 9 a.m (CT)
DENVER HAYES LUNCH BENEFIT
Thursday, Jan. 24
h Per Plate ySliced Boston Butt
6 Per PlatBaked Beans
Your Cooks: Liberty Baked Beans
County Sheriff's Dept. Potato Salad
to preorder your plate(s). Pound Cake
10 Plate Minimum for Delivery *
Denver was severely injured in a recent car accident. 100%
of the proceeds from this benefit will be donated to Denver
and his family to help them offset some of the tremendous ex-
penses associated with his continued hospital stay.
S SATURDAY. JAN.19
1. PM Linda Collins, Owner
S 9a.m. 1p.m.
Wishing You A Blessed New Year
Dr. & Mrs. Barry Edewaard & Staff
The year is gone, beyond recall,
with all its hopes and fears,
with all its bright and gladdening smiles,
with all its mourners' tears.
Thy thankful people praise thee, Lord,
for countless gifts received;
and pray for grace to keep the faith
which saints of old believed.
To thee we come, 0 gracious Lord,
the newborn year to bless;
defend our land from pestilence,
give peace and plenteousness.
Forgive this nation's many sins,
the growth of vice restrain;
and help up all with sin to strive,
and crowns of life to gain.
From evil deeds that stain the past
we now desire to flee;
and pray that future years may all
be spent, good Lord, for thee.
0 Father, let thy watchful eye
still look on us in love,
that we may praise thee, year by year
with angel hosts above.
All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to thee
while endless ages run.
~By Meaux Breviary
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Sunday) is a Swedish festival their careful work and the
day and considered the best "dancing out" of the tree,
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Katelyn Buff will be celebrat-
ing her 14th birthday on Jan.
16. She is the daughter of Ty
and Lisa Rowell of Bristol.
Katelyn is in the 8th grade at
W R. Tolar School, where she
is captain of the cheerleading
squad and also a catcher for
the middle school girls soft-
ball team. She loves riding
her horse, Cheyenne, hang-
ing out with her friends, shop-
ping and spending time with
her little cousin, Blaire Noel
MICHAEL "COOT BOY"
Michael "Coot Boy" Chason
celebrated his 40th birthday
on Jan. 14. He is the husband
of Victoria Chason.
Waylon Tate Davis will be cel-
ebrating his first birthday on
Jan. 17. He is the son ofBrett
and Erica Davis of Blount-
stown. His grandparents are
Doug and Susan Davis of
Bristol and Ben and Agnes
Spivey of Bristol.
Carson Duncan will be -cel-
ebrating his fourth birthday
on Jan. 19 with a John Deere
party. He is the son of Chris
and Lorie Duncan of Blount-
stown. His grandparents are
Gary and Judy Duncan of
Clarksville, Gayle Suggs of
ln Blountstown and David Un-
derwood of Otto, NC. Carson
enjoys going to church and
riding his new four wheeler.
Project geared to farm women's needs
Getting a grip on today's and human resources. This
agriculture technology and women's empowerment program
becoming an effective farm will be offered in six lessons
business partner is the focus of spanning three weeks beginning
Annie's Project. Annie's Project Feb. 5. The class is offered by
is based on the experiences of a University of Florida/Institute of
farm wife who spent her lifetime Food and Agricultural Sciences.
learning how to be an involved The lessons will alternate
business partner with her farm between Lake City and Live
husband. Together they did great Oak (Tuesdays in Lake City and
thifigs, but it wasn't easy. Annie's Fridays in Live Oak). The hours
Project takes life experiences are 9 a.m. 12 noon. The cost is
and shares it with farm women $50 which covers class supplies,
living and working in a complex, and refreshments. Class size
dynamic, evolving business is limited and pre-registration
environment, is required by Feb. 1. Contact
In the class, farm women Suwannee County Extension at-
receive training in the areas of 362-2771 or Columbia County'
financial records, production Extension at 752-5384 for more
records, marketing plans, risk information or.to register for the
management, legal regulations, class.
Chad Peddie and Jamie Cha-
son are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Holli Mayryette Peddie, born
on Dec. 21, 2007 at the Wom-
en's Pavilion in Tallahassee.
She weighed 6 lbs. and 9 oz.
and measured 19 3/4 inches
long. Maternal grandparents
are Robert Chason Jr. of
Hosford and Anna Chason
and Al Lewis of Bristol. Pa-
ternal grandparents are Tim
Peddie of Scotts Ferry and
Tim and Tammy McCros-
key of Bristol. Her mater-
nal great-grandparents are
Margie and the late Robert
Chason of Hosford and the
late Robert and Bernice Edna
Brock of Bristol. Her paternal
great-grandparents are Bob
and Lois Seymour of Bristol,
Kathleen and the late J.L.
Bailey of Scotts Ferry and
Carolyn and the late Bobby
Peddie of Lake Seminole.
Dixie Youth Scholarships offered to 2008 graduating seniors
Dixie Youth Baseball is
awarding scholarships to
2008 graduating seniors. The
scholarship is for $2,000. In 2007,
70 scholarships were awarded in
the Dixie Youth organization. In
the past two years we have had 3
scholarships awarded in Jackson
and Gadsden counties. To apply
for this scholarship, see your
school guidance counselor, your
local Dixie Youth official,"or you
may contact the District 5 Director,
Marty Toole at (850) 519-4241.
You may also go online at www.
dixie.org/dyb and look under 2008
Scholarships. The form to apply
is also on this Web site.
Qualifications are simple;
actually, there is only one
qualification the person must
have at one time played in a Dixie
Youth Baseball league. There
is no relationship between the
award of a scholarship and athletic
ability. In the selection process, the
Scholarship Committee, composed
of National Directors, does give
weight to such other factors as
financial need, scholastic record
and citizenship. Only students
entering college for the first time
may apply for a scholarship.
Appling For Dixie Youth
Applicant must have been
registered on a Dixie Youth
Baseball team participating in a
franchised Dixie Youth Baseball,
Inc. league prior to reaching age
Deadline: Application Must Be
Post marked on or Before March
1 for graduating high school
Application Form: Contact your
local league officials, a district,
state or national director for an
official application form or contact
the National Headquarters.
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Wahlquist, Travis to exchange vows
at Orlando Florida Temple in March
Michael and Johnette Wahlquist of Bristol an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Kalynn
Joyce Wahlquist of Bristol to John Michael Travis
of Tallahassee. He is the son of Mike and Laurel
Travis of Tallahassee.
Grandparents of the future bride are Farrell and
Kay Wahlquist and John Eben and Joyce Fairch-
ild, both of Bristol. Grandparents of the groom
are Robert. Schmalfuss, Lila Fay Schmalfuss and
Genevieve and the late John Travis, all from Tal-
Kalynn is a 2005 graduate of Liberty County
High School and is a graduate of Tallahassee Com-
munity College. She will be attending University
of West Florida, Chipola Campus this fall major-
ing in ESE Education. She is presently employed
with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.
John is a 2005 graduate of Liberty County
High School. He is attending Tallahassee Com-
munity College. His plans are to attend Florida
State University in the fall, majoring in Environ-
mental and Evolution Science. He is presently
employed with Publix.
The wedding will be March 15 at the Orlando
Florida Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. The reception will be March
22 at the Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
in Bristol at 7:30 p.m.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
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SALES TAX REFERENDUM
On the January 29th ballot that coincides with the Presidential
Preference Primary election, Calhoun County voters will be asked
to approve a V/ cents sales tax for the Calhoun County School
Sales tax would be collected for a 10-year period beginning
As much as possible of the current two mill discretionary
capital outlay tax will be replaced by the 1/2 cent sales
tax. Based on current estimates, approximately 25% of
the two mill. levy could be replaced by the sales tax for the
2008-2009 school year. Approximately 50% of the two mill
levy could be replaced by the sales tax for the 2009-2010
and following school years. This would provide relief for the
property owners who now pay all of the two mill levy.
Using the sales tax as part of the two mill levy will still allow
the School Board to participate in the Special Facility Funding
with the State of Florida.
Used to improve local schools/used to finance education
facilities, including construction, reconstruction, renovation,
remodeling, land acquisition and improvement, retrofitting,
purchase of technology equipment, hardware and software
for local schools.
Revell kills first buck
Tyler Revell, while visiting his big brother, Sy,
kills his first buck during his Christmas visit to
Meme and Papa's house. The children of Si-
las Revell are also pictured, including Ethan
Revell, who is a buckmaster in training.
kills 8 point
Nick Marshall of Bristol
killed an 8 point on Jan.
1 in Liberty County. He
is the son of Wilford and
Sheila Webb of Bristol.
Baker Suber, age 11,
kills his first hog over the
weekend while hunting
with his dad. It was a 200
lb. boar hog. He is the
son of Wayne Suber of
Bristol and Lauren Sum-
mers of Panama City.
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Hospital now offering
by Ron Gilliard,
Let me share some informational
items with you about Calhoun-
We now provide MRI tests at the
hospital on Thursdays. This should
be of great benefit for patients rather
than having to drive out of town to
get this test. And remember that
we also do CAT scans, ultrasounds,
mammography, bone scans, nuclear
medicine tests, and most clinical
laboratory tests that your doctor
We are encountering some
problems with some insurance
companies that require patients
to go out of town for these tests.
I encourage you to have your
insurance agent or employer to
contact us to discuss this. Perhaps
we can make arrangements with
them to do them here, and again,
save you time and money at today's
high gas prices!
We're very pleased with our
new arrangement in our Emergency
Room. I've received lots ofpositive
feedback on the doctors. And with
them also serving as "hospitalists,"
meaning they are admitting and
following patients in the hospital,
our number of admissions continue
to climb each month.
These doctors can also help
with our "swing bed" program.
If you have a family member in a
larger hospital, possibly awaiting
admission to a nursing home, but
still requiring skilled nursing care
first, you can admit them here. This,
again, could be very helpful since
family members would not have
the daily drive to larger cities. I
feel you'll be very pleased with
our doctors and staff under this
program. They provide tender,
loving care to these very special
patients. Give us a call for more
information on our "swing beds."
Workman's Compensation cases
can also be seen by these doctors in
our Emergency Room. They can
follow up with these patients and
help refer them to the appropriate
specialty care if required. Waits,
which may occur on occasion,
would probably not be any longer
than having to drive out of town
to physicians that accept these
type cases. (And there is that gas
problem again!) We hope this
will benefit our local businesses,
including several that have asked
for help with workman's comp
Our Adopt-a-Room program is
really getting in gear! One family
is busy as we speak, upgrading
a patient room in honor of their
parents. Wakulla Bank adopted
our main lobby and if you've not
seen it, stop by and see what an
improvement this has been. Our
Association Board adopted the
hallways and replaced all the old
carpet with nice tile. This made a
huge difference in the hospital and
we are very proud of it.
We were also proud to be a
winner in our category in the
Christmas Parade. Our Polar
Express train was something and
we appreciate the hard work several
staff members devoted to this
also a great event
and we had a
big turn out.
Lots of good
and food made
for a wonderful
plan to make
this an annual
event as it once
had a very
the state. Our
here right in Clerk ofC
the middle of Liberty C
the holidays! CEO Ca
But due to
the hard work, dedicati
professionalism of our staff,
exceptionally well. Congratu
We also, unfortun
MRIs & welcoming 'swing bed' patients
Died suddenly This is the beginning ofthe thir
of a heart attack. year since the Association regaine
We'll miss Dave the hospital from the previou
greatly, not only "for profit" operator. After h
as a wonderful almost closed the hospital, it's no
cons u 1 tant, providing high quality, courteou
b u t m o r e and compassionate care. Muc
importantly, as progress has been made the pa,
a great friend, two years and we're very excite
We're keeping about our future. We have a lot o
his family in our work to do but are pleased with th
prayers. progress to date. The key will b
We received the continued increased utilizatio
some kind by you, our patients.
and generous We'renotperfectandwillneve
donations to the claim to be. I get a complaint no,
hospital during and then and we work to improve
the holidays, on things even harder when w
We hope to see do. But I'm getting LOTS o
this increase as compliments and I thank our gre
we continue staff and our doctors for that.
Court Robert Hill presents a check for $25,000 from the to improve the you've not used us recently, an
"ounty Board of County Commissioners to Ron Gillard, hospital. It's need us for something we ca
Ilhoun-Liberty Hospital a great way do, give us a try. I think you'll b
to honor or pleased.
on and experienced some tragic news remember a loved one and help Give me a call if you hay
we did during the holidays. Our long time the hospital in the process. And all any questions on the above
ulations consultant, Mr. Dave Berk, who donations are fully tax deductible. on anything about the hospital;
had been a true key to the survival The Adopt-A-Room program is 674-5411, ext 206.
ately, and turnaround of the hospital, also a great way to do this. And Happy New Year!
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The Apalachicola National Forest is
beginning its prescribed burning season.
The Forest plans to bum approximately
116,000 acres of land during the year to
reduce wildfire risk and promote forest
"Fire is an important part of Florida's
ecosystem,". said Fire Management
Officer Steve Parrish. "Prescribed burning
improves wildlife habitat, eliminates
vegetation build up and reduces the threat
Prescribed burns are conducted by
highly qualified Forest Service personnel.
Bums are managed in such a way that
they present very little risk to local
Prescribed bums depend on having the
correct weather conditions. Fire managers
look at variables such as wind speed, how
smoke will impact the least number of
people, and rainfall levels. Only when
conditions are right can prescribed bums
achieve desired results. For these reasons,
calendar dates for specific bum activity are
Drivers in these areas are reminded
of the possibility of unexpected shifting
winds that could increase the risk of smoke
on the road. Please remember to reduce
speed and turn headlights on if visibility
is affected by smoky conditions.
Residents in the Forest area who are
sensitive to smoke are encouraged to
call the Apalachicola Ranger District at
(850) 643-2282 or the Wakulla Ranger
District (850) 926-3561 and get on the
bum notification list. Individuals on this
list will be contacted if a prescribed bum
is taking place near them.
For more information visit the
Apalachicola or Wakulla Ranger District
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
The State of Florida have been in a
drought for the last 10 years and still the
National Forests in Florida remain one
of the leading agencies in conducting
prescribe burning: "These programs
enhance our suppression effect on wildfires.
We look at everyday as a bum day, in order
to accomplish our goal," said Fire Staff
Officer James Hart for the National Forest
Most areas on the National Forests
in Florida are prescribed for burning
every 3-5 years. Annually approximately
150,000 175,000 acres of burning
are accomplished across the landscape,
focusing on ecosystem restoration,
habitat improvement for threatened and
endangered species and wildfire fuel
reduction in areas of interface with urban
Florida Bull Test Sale set for Jan. 19
The University of Florida's Bull Test Sale will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 12:30
p.m. central time at the North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit near
Marianna, Florida. The sale will feature 37 Performance proven bulls: 24 Angus, 6
Simmental, 3 Hereford, 2 Red Angus, 1 Black Limousin, and a Parthenais X Angus
Fl. A $5 per person hamburger lunch will be provided by the Malone FFA Chapter
prior to the sale.
The Florida Bull Test was completed on December 20 with 45 bulls on feed. Fourteen
consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina brought their best bulls
to have their performance measured on an equal playing field. The bulls were delivered
in September and were on full feed for comparison since September 25. The bulls were
fed and measured for 84 days. The entire group of bulls averaged 4.2 pounds of gain-
per-day with an average weight-per-day-of-age of 3.3. The top ten bulls gained over
5 pounds per day, with the test winning bull gaining 6 pounds per day.
The bulls on test have been measured not only for gain on feed, but also for carcass
traits using ultrasound technology. Producers who come to purchase bulls at the sale
will.have EPD's, weight gain performance, carcass data, and pedigree information to
aid in their selection of excellent quality bulls. For more information on the Florida
Bull Test, or driving directions, visit the web page at http://flbulltest.ifas.ufl.edu or
telephone 850-482-9904. Sale Catalogs are available by request.
by Marti Vickery, Executive Director
CALHOUN COUNTY CHAMBER
MEMBER MEETING -Tuesday, March
18, the Calhoun County Chamber Member
meeting will be held at noon at the Calhoun
County Senior Center in Blountstown.
Special guest speaker, Glenda Hutzel from
"I Can Grow," Jackson County, will share
with us the possibilities and opportunities
of agri-tourism and much more.
COMMUNITY AND REGION -
Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Rural Catalyst
Project meetings continue at the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center in Bristol on Hwy
Scheduled to begin at 9 (ET), the
consulting team and Enterprise Florida
will be presenting the preliminary revenue
distribution models and those in attendance
will be afforded the opportunity to give
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -
Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Enterprise Florida
Rural Issues Working Group will gather
to further the work plan of issues the rural
counties face in the Economic Development
arena in the state of Florida.
These meetings are the precursor to
the Stakeholders Council, EFI Committee
Meetings and Joint Partner / Board
reception, all to be held on Jan. 30. I will
attend the RIWG meetings on Jan. 29 and
give an update of our progress.
MAIN STREET STATION
RESTAURANT Main Street Station
Restaurant scheduled to open in late
February or early March, in the historic
M&B Railroad district of Blountstown.
This restaurant plans to be not only a
place for good food and fellowship, but
a true destination location, bringing folks
in to enjoy our entire community, visit the
Depot, walk the Blountstown Greenway
and so much more.
JANUARY 16, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
r* A l Apalachicola National Forest
conducts prescribed burns
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Dec. 4 Liberty County
Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting Dec. 4, 2007
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman Dexter Bar-
ber. Present at the meeting were
Commissioners Albert Butcher,
Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson,
L.B. Arnold, Attorney Shalene
Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and
Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Commis-
sioner Albert Butcher.
The pledge of allegiance was
led by Clerk Robert Hill.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held No-
vember 6 and special meeting
held November 20, 2007 was
made by Stoutamire, seconded
by Johnson and carried.
Andrew Smith, Executive Di-
rector of the Apalachicola River
Keepers presented Resolution #
07-19 concerning the allocation
of the waters of the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.
Motion to approve Resolution
# 07-19 was made by Johnson,
seconded by Stoutamtre and car-
Road Superintendent Jim
Shuler came before the Board
to open bids on used equipment.
Bids are as follows in chart be-
Motion to award to the high
bidders 1 1994 Ford Dump
Truck $1,511.00 to Bill James;
1 89 Celebrity $550.00 to Ra-
leigh Brinson; 1 88 Chevy PU
$525.00 to Raleigh Brinson; 1 -
94 Chev PU $$1,6Q1.00 to Steve
Odum; 1 77 Dodge PU $411.12
to Hubert Pitts; and Misc. Scrap
$2,082.61 to Hubert Pitts was
made by Johnson, seconded by
.Butcher and carried.
Charles Morris and Steve Swi-
er presented a request to close
the roads starting at the Civic
Center North on County Road
12 continue East on State Road
20 continue South on Myers Ann
Street West on Harvell Road and
finish at the Liberty County foot-
ball field parking lot for a Christ-
mas Parade that starts at 6:30
Eastern time. Motion to approve
this closure for the parade was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Steve Swier requested per-
mission to put a sign at the con-
cession stand at the Veterans
Park recognizing the Liberty Dis-
trict 5 Dixie Youth Baseball Team.
Motion to approve was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by John-
son and carried.
Rhonda Lewis discussed the
interlocal agreement 911 user
agreement for surrounding coun-
ties for 911 calls. A final agree-
ment will be sent at a later date
Philip Jones with Preble Rish
Engineers gave the Board an up-
date. Motion to advertise for bids
to resurface Pea Ridge Road,.
Summers Road, and Chester
Street was made by Johnson,
seconded by Stoutamire and car-
Motion to approve the change
order on the road markers was
made by Stoutamire, seconded.
by Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve the Florida
Boating Improvement Program
Grant was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and car-
Carroll Copeland came before
the Board. Motion to approve the
Weatherization Grant modifica-
tion in the amount of $17,858.08
was made by Stoutamire, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Motion to hire George O'Bryan
with Weatherization was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher
Motion to approve Preble-Rish
Engineers starting the permit
process for five more cells at the
landfill was made by Stoutamire,
seconded by Butcher and car-
Motiorg to have the landfill
property surveyed and then in-
stall a fence around the landfill
to be paid out of the landfill funds
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
Dr. Gene Charbonneau gave
an update on the Health Depart-
Healthy Start will have open
house from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00
p.m. on December 13, 2007.
Dr. Charbonneau told the
Board that he is still working on
the air quality monitoring station.
Also Dr. Charbonneau is
working on the discount prescrip-
tion program for Liberty County
through the National Association
Marvin Dubert talked to the
Board about the Health Care
Council. Motion to approve the
Chairman to sign two letters to
St. Joe prepared by the County
Attorney concerning land for the
Health Care Council and also
cemetery land was made by
Johnson, seconded by Butcher
Motion to approve $12,575.00
to Charles Purvis for courtroom
modifications with payment of
$6,575.00 and balance due upon
completion was made by Butch-
er, seconded by Stoutamire and
Motion to approve Resolution
# 07-20 concerning the Forest
Service to keep roads open to
ATV's was made by Butcher, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Motion to approve a request
to use the Veterans Memorial
Park ball fields on December 8th
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for
a clinic with Mike Beasley, with
Southern Ball Academy for local
area softball and baseball play-
ers was made by Johnson, sec-
onded by Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve $500.00 to
the Senior Citizens for toys for
tots was made by Butcher, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Motion to approve a budget
amendment in the amount of
$33,851.53 for the Sheriff was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson and carried. This money
will be used to cover the cost to
renovate the old jail.
Motion to approve office space
at the Civic Center for the Rec-
reational Director was made by
Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire
Motion to approve holiday
closure for Christmas Eve and
Christmas day, and New Year's
Eve and New Years day was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried.
Motion to put speed bumps on
Tom B. Arnold Road was made
by Butcher, Johnson, Arnold,
Stoutamire and Barber voted no.
County Attorney will look into
bids on dirt pits.
Motion to approve Resolution
# 07-21 requesting that county
inmates keep their medical cov-
erage until they are sent to prison
was made by Stoutamire, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made
by Stoutamire, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Dexter Barber, Chairman
BIDS ON USED EQUIPMENT
94 Ford D.T. 89 Chev C. 88 Chev 94 Chev 77 Dodge
In recognition of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
Monday's recycling will be
picked up on Tuesday.
Landfill & Recycling
DANNY EARNEST AT 643-3777
Liberty Co. Recycling Coordinator/Landfill Manager
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(Pre-K thru 5th)
Lunch: Ham, cheese,
& mac casserole, corn,
peaches, yeast roll. AL-
TERNATE: Turkey wrap.
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza,
corn on the cob, salad, red
velvet cake. ALTERNATE:
Beef & cheese wrap.
Lunch: Grilled cheese
w/chilli, tater tots, salad,
Calhoun & Liberty
Jan. 17 Jan. 23, 2008
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
BREAKFAST IS THE SAME
FOR BOTH COUNTIES.
Breakfast Pancakes, sau-
sage, hashbrown, juice.
Breakfast Ham & cheese
McMuffin, potato jo jo's,
Breakfast Ham, egg &
cheese biscuit, juice.
Breakfast Waffles, sau-
been accepted to be published:
Shirane Baker, Haley Bozeman,
Johnnie Brown, Kala Caudill,
Lance Clemons, Emily Davis,
Lauren Davis, Samantha
Ferguson, Ryan Frye, Mercedez
Gammon, Joshua Godwin,
Elizabeth Harmon, Cherie Hires,
Malcolm Ivory, Jeff Jenkins,
Chase Johnson, DeMarco
Johnson, Daniel Leonard, Evelyn
Lindsey, Kenisha Lynn, Kurtis
Mathis, David Mayo, Todd
Mayorga, Brittney McCardle,
Christina Mears, Andrea Nunn,
Marlee Sherrod, Jasmine
Simmons, Amanda Simmons,
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Alexandrea Smith, Alisha
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Jeremy Tipton, Carolyne Van
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Trevor Williams, Ellen Williams,
by Delano Reed
The Blountstown High School
Girls Jr. Varsity team would like
to thank Willie Brown for his
generous gift. Calhoun County
The School Board member
donated tickets for the girls to
attend the 2007 Capital City
Holiday Classic held at the
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic
The girls boarded a bus
Saturday morning to watch some
of the finest basketball in the
area. East Gadsden defeated
Cario, GA Saturday evening for
on of the more exciting games of
the Classic. Watching these fine
boys's teams plays in this venue
was a spectacle some of these
girls had not experienced before.
The evening.was completed with
an all youcan eat dinner at the
Golden Corral before returning
Thanks again Mr. Brown for
this wonderful gift. Please keep:
us on your Christmas List for
STUDENTS TO HAVE
by Harlea Perdue
Students inMrs. Betts's English
classes and Poetry Club members
were preserited the opportunity
to have their poems published in
the Creative Communication Fall
The following students have
on a bun.
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green beans, apple-
e, chocolate cook-
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d beans, mixed fruit.
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is 8-2 and the
JV's is 10-0. Top:
Sweinhart, Marquel Thomas, Saad Farooqi, (back row) Coach
Billy Jones, Miah Jackson, Roger Abbott, Devin Harrigill &
Brett Digsby. Below: BMS JV Team pictured from left (front
row) Dimitri Simmons, Andrew Bennett, Ased Farooqi, (back
row) Ethan Peacock, Jay Williams, Roosevelt Martin, Anthony
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To the editor: 8 miles away from the
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doing a "great service" 5 3 but, we're just gratefu
by relieving my two they are alive.
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tracking and regular collars private property. My dogs were Mike, Judy & Justin Mercer,
last weekend (either Saturday, doing what they were trained Proud Dog Hunters,
Jan. 5 or Sunday, Jan. 6). It is to-do staying on the deer Tallahassee
hard to determine exactly when scent and, obviously, they're
this "kind" deed occurred as it good at it. However, bless their
was around 4 p.m. on Saturday hearts, no matter how hard I
when they crossed Blue Creek try, I can't get them to learn
Road onto Lundy Lane and to read or even recognize alU
went on private property but yellow or red "No Trespassing"
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given that my dogs weren't motive, may I please pass
attached to the collars, for that on some "food for thought?"
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my dogs weren't returned to trying to please their master.
me either leads me to question Please don't hide behind
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crossing. Because of this, I to report that, as of late today, S
promise you, I did everything both dogs have been found.
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BHS class of 2008 says 'thank you'
To the editor:
Life in a small town has some down sides, to be sure. We
sometimes complain about a lack of things to do; our kids complain
about getting taught by "everybody who knows your Mama" if
you break any rules. On the other hand, we have a treasure in
our community, aAd a group of us last week was fortunate to be ORDRANGERX T 07FORD EX
recipients of the kindness and generosity of people in our small RaC*b,
town who wanted to support our students. This past Friday the AIco;io.[
Blountstown High School 2008 Project Graduation committee N
held a chicken dinner fundraiser. The response from so many of
you was overwhelming, and it humbled our group of parent and 04 CHRYSLER 300M 02 LINCOLN I
student volunteers. We want to thank all of you for your interest m,,or'm -,
and loyal support of this effort; thank you for investing in the &lots
lives of the Blountstown High School class of 2008.
In particular, we'd like to thank Mr. Duane Barber and the
faculty and staff at BHS for their assistance and cooperation. We 05HONA ELEMENTEX 03 DODGER
are grateful to Mr. James Woods, City Manager, for his support; .
we were awed by the hard work and incredible skill of the or
chicken grillmasters: Mr. Glenn Kimbrel, Mr. Fred Tanner, and
Mr. Rodney Smith. Mrs. Rebecca Devuyst and her staff atPiggly
Wiggly deserve a special thanks for their ongoing support of so 05 MOUNTAINEER PREMIER 06 FORD F15
many events like this---they have helped us over and over again!R ow"',T
We were so grateful for the kindness of Harvey's Supermarket, |o,37
Mr. Grant Williams, Mrs. Doreen Goodman of Parramore's,
and Mrs. Rose Amin of Airport Motel for their generous food
donations. We had parents who donated food items and/or who 07MUSTANG CON 07FORDU
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volunteered hours of hard work to make this happen. To,,ley
Last, but not least, we had a dedicated bunch of high school Mil e
seniors who distributed flyers, helped dish up food, and handled 9
The heart of this community is very special! Thanks again to
all of you for your kind support.
Esther Stoltzfus, on behalf of the BHS
2008 Project Graduation Committee,
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by Meagan Wiltse
The Altha Student Council
is excited to announce that
Homecoming 2008 festivities
will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Students are encouraged to wear
their Camouflage attire to school
on Tuesday. The Coronation and
Talent Show will be held on
Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the
Altha School gym. Admission will
be $3 Adult and $2 per student.
Children under school age will
be admitted free with a paying
*Wednesday, Jan. 23, is College
Day .Support your favorite
college team. High & Middle
School "Cat Factor" games will be
at 2 p.m. in the gym. Elementary
games will be at 9:15 10 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24, is Spirit
Day Show your school spirit by
wearing your Wildcat apparel.
Also, our annual Womanless
Beauty Pageant will be held on
Thursday in theAltha School Gym
at 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 25, is Black
Out Day In preparation for
the Homecoming game, Student
Council has asked for students and
BE FILLED WITH
Text: Ephesians 5:18
D.L. Moody used to ask his audi-
ence, "How can I get the air out of this
"Suck it out with a pump," some-
one would say.
After many suggestions, Moody
would smile, pick up a pitcher of wa-
ter, and fill the glass entirely and say,
"There, all the air is now removed."
By this, Moody showed that vic-
tory in the Christian life is- not by
"removing, a sin here and there,", but
rather, by being filled with the Spirit.
How does one go about being
filled by the Spirit? There seems to be
much confusion in the modem church
about how one is filled with the Spirit
and what it means. The Greek verb
is in the present tense indicating that
being filled with the Spirit is an on-
going process. It is something that
continuously happens. The verb is in
the passive voice indicating that the
subject is being acted upon by some-
one or something else. The sentence
is an imperative meaning that it is a
command. In a command, the subject,
you, is implied. Paul is saying that
you, the believer, are commanded to
be continuously filled by the Spirit,
although being filled by the Spirit is
something that is performed by some-
one else on you.
What does that mean? If we look
at the context, Paul is comparing and
contrasting the Spirit filling with be-
ing drunk on wine. We should stop
being under the influence of alco-
hol, which loosens one's inhibitions
enabling him to do evil. Instead, we.
should continually allow ourselves to
come under the influence of the Holy
Spirit, who will fill our lives with His
presence guiding and enabling the be-
liever to do God's will. The command
is to yield yourself to the Holy Spirit's
control so He will fill your life with
Top left: Pictured are King and Queen Candidates from
left (front row) Taylor Shelton, Tory Lipford, Meagan
Wiltse. (second row) Whitney Stevens, Noah Byler,
Juan Alejos, Amanda Harper. (third row) Cale Chafin,
Josh McIntosh, Tad Scott. Top right: Audra Chason,
Flower Girl and Cole Yon, Crown Bearer. Right: Eight
grade Prince and Princess Candiates from left (front)
Breanna Attaway, Shayla Chason, Cortney Harris,
(back) Caleb Chew, Austin Todd and Anthony Young.
staff to wear their Homecoming
T-Shirts or a black shirt to school on
Friday. Our Homecoming Parade
will be at 1 p.m. Immediately
after the parade there will be a
Pep Rally, Battle of the Bands,
and "Krazzzy Karaoke" Showcase
in the gym.
On Friday night, the J.V. Boys
Basketball team will take on
Blountstown at 6 p.m. with the
introduction of the Homecoming
Court during half time. The
Varsity game is set to begin at
7:30 p.m. After the game there
will be a bonfire at
the baseball field.
Everyone is invited to attend
our many Homecoming activities
throughout the week. Also, if you
are interested in participating
in the parade on Jan. 25 please
call Mrs. Sewell at Altha School,
762-3121. The parade will start
at 1 p.m. and line up will be at
The 2008 Homecoming Court
attendants are as follows:
Crown Bearer: Cole Yon
Flower Girl: Audra Chason
r ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, Jan. 1,6- Club.Day -
Thursday, Jan. 17 V Girls Basketball vs. R.F. Munroe 3:30 p.m.; JV/V
Boys Basketball vs. R.F. Munroe 5/6:30 p.m.; Winter Sports
Pictures (Girls Basketball, JV & V Boys Basketball and Girls Weightlifting)
Friday, Jan. 18 V Girls Basketball vs. Sneads 4:30 p.m.; JV/V Boys
Basketball vs. Sneads 6/7 p.m. *Senior Night
Monday, Jan. 21 No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, Jan. 22 Homecoming Coronation 7 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting
at Altha 11 a.m. / 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 Girls Weightlifting at Leon 10 a.m. / 2 p.m.
Sixth Grade Attendants: Porter
Smith and MacKenzie May
Seventh Grade Attendants:
Justin Waldroff and Aerial
Eighth Grade Prince
Candidates: Caleb Chew, Austin
Todd, Anthony Young
Eighth Grade Princess
Candidates: Brianna Attaway,
Shayla Chason, and Cortney
Freshman Attendants: Ashton
Baggett and Christy Simmons
Sophomore Attendants: Brett
Floyd and Tammy Johnson
Junior Attendants: Josh
Edenfield and Courtney
Senior King Candidates: Juan
Alejos, Noah Byler, Cale Chafin,
Josh McIntosh, Tad Scott
Senior Queen Candidates:
Amanda Harper, Tory Lipford,
Taylor Shelton, Whitney Stevens,
by Taylor Shelton
The Altha Senior Class is
selling Fish Fry Tickets. They are
$6 a piece and consist of 2 fish
fillets, baked beans, cheese grits,
and bread. Pickup is Friday, Jan.
18 at the Blountstown City Hall
from 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Delivery is available. The sheriff's
department is cooking and you can
see any senior or senior sponsor for
purchase or call 762-3121.Tickets
must be turned in by Wednesday
The seniors are also having
a Home Interior Sale. The sale
will last until Jan. 30. Please see
any senior or senior sponsor for
purchase or call 762-3121.
ALTHA SCHOOL ALUMNI
It is time to relive those basketball
"glory days" and perform those
cheer and dance routines as in
days of old. The Altha Senior Trip
participants will be hosting an
alumni basketball game on Saturday,
Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Altha High
School gymnasium. All former
Altha School basketball players
and cheerleaders are encouraged to
Any basketball player or
cheerleader wishing to take part
can leave their name and a contact
number with the school secretary at
762-3121 or email the information
to LeAnna Hall at leannahall@
firn.edu. Once we have a list
of participants, practices will be
scheduled. Spectators are invited
and a concession will be provided,
so plan on an evening full of food
and fun. All proceeds benefit the
2008 Senior Trip.
Wildcats stung by Hornets and bag Bucks
Back on the hardwood last Tuesday night for the 3-point advantage, 44-41, at the end of the third
first time in 2008, both Wildcats' boys basketball period.
teams came up short against Cottondale but rebounded Josh McIntosh led all scorers with 18 points.
on Thursday night to bag their Bucks' limit for the (He is currently in 7th place in the Big Bend in
regular season., total points scored with 175.) Josh also cleared 3
COTTONDALE, JAN. 8-Although they played a rebounds, had 2 assists, 2 steals, and he rejected a
much better game against the Hornets this second time Hornets' shot attempt. Kevin Saldana racked up
around, Altha's junior varsity team was still 13 points 14 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Both Drew
behind, 37-24, when the final buzzer sounded. Brazell (currently in 6th place in the Big Bend in.
At the end of the first quarter, Cottondale had built -total points scored with 203) and Cale Chafin posted
a 14-5 lead and stretched it to 32-14 at the break. 10 points. Brazell snagged 4 rebounds while Chafin
The Hornets would add 9 third quarter points to the by Jim Mclntosh had an assist and a rebound. Juan Alejos and Corde
Wildcats' 7 points. contributing sports writer. Beauchamp each came away with 4 points. Alejos
Statistically, Cottondale out shot Altha (5-5) in was credited with a rebound and a steal while
every department. The Hornets made 41 percent (9
of 22) of their field goals to 26 percent (5 of 19) for the Wildcats.
From 3-point land, Cottondale sank 43 percent (3 of 7) of their
attempts while Altha made good on 31 percent (4 of 13). The Hornets
connected on 56 percent (10 of 18) from the charity stripe while the
Wildcats only made 29 percent (2 of 7) of their attempts.
Chuck Simmons was the Top Cat in scoring with 10 points and
he pulled down a rebound. Will Rogers stroked a 3-pointer and a
free throw. Also, he was credited with 3 rebounds and 2'assists in
the contest. Both Corey Johnson and Ben Willis posted 3 points.
Ben had a team-leading 4 steals as well as 4 rebounds and an assist.
Ethan Ellis and Caleb Willis each scored a deuce. Caleb cleared a
team-high 6 rebounds and he swatted away a Hornets' shot attempt.
Ellis was credited with a rebound.
Even though four varsity Wildcats scored in double digits, four
turnovers in the second half resulted in Altha (9-4; 3-2, 2-2A)
coming up on the short end of a 68-61 score against district foe,
The game was even at 10 when the first quarter ended and it was
still knotted at 27 at halftime. The Hornets (8-3; 3-2, 2-2A) held a
Beauchamp snagged 2 rebounds. Ethan Byler added
a free throw but he was big on the boards with 5 rebounds.
In the field goal department Cottondale shot 65% (20 of 31)
while Altha sank 59% (17 of 29). From beyond the arc the Wildcats
knocked down 42% (8 of 19) to the Hornets' 30% (3 of 10).
Cottondale stepped to the free throw line 28 times and deposited 19
of those shots (68%) while Altha shot 38% (3 of 8).
SOUTHPORT, JAN. 10---The JV Wildcats didn't make this
contest nearly as exciting as the first game but the result was the
In what was their lowest scoring output of the season, Altha
(6-5) walked away with a 22-16 victory over the Bozeman Bucks
last Thursday night.
After one quarter of play the Wildcats held a 5-0 lead and they
extended it to 13-5 at halftime. Both teams only scored a deuce in
the third period.
Altha edged out Bozeman in field goal percentage by shooting
44% (8 of 18) to the Bucks' 40% (4 of 10). From beyond the arc
continued on page 23
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JANET WEAVER SMITH
HOSFORD Janet Weaver Smith, 89, died
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 in Blountstown. Born on
Sept. 18,1918, she was a native of Brewton,AL and
a resident of Mobile, AL and Hosford. She was a
bookkeeper and loved to travel.
She was preceded in death by her husband,Arthur
"Bud" Davis Smith, father, Roscoe "Rack" Weaver
and her mother, Ora C. Weaver, a sister, Blanche
Schithius, a brother, Wayne Weaver, and two grand-
sons, David Smith and Temugin Lampkin.
Survivors include two sons, Herman and wife,
Cathy Smith and Drake and wife, Linda Smith,
all of Mobile, AL; seven daughters, Della Sellers
and Debbie Swink, both of Mobile, AL, Karen and
husband, James Lowery, Sharon and husband, Gene
Lampkin, Zandra and husband, Larry Graham,
Barbara and husband, Coonie Williams, Michele
and husband, James R. Manning, all of Hosford;
two brothers, Jack Weaver of Lake Charles, LA
and Adrian and wife, Kay Weaver of Mobile, AL;
28 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and five
great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at
Mobile Memorial Gardens in Mobile, AL. Interment
followed in Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations
be sent to Mobile Association for the Blind, 2440
Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile, AL 36617 and Abba
Shriners Transportations Fund, 7701 Hitt Road,
Mobile, AL 36695.
An informal Memorial Dinner will be held at 6
p.m. (ET) Saturday, Jan. 26,2008 at Corinth Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall, Hwy. 65, Hosford. Call
379-8522 for more information.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
ALMA BARTON COOK
BLOUNTSTOWN Alma Barton Cook, 85,
died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 in Blountstown. She
was born on Jan. 30, 1922 in Geneva, AL and had
lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She
was a homemaker and a member of the Southside
Assembly of God Church in Blountstown, where she
served as assistant secretary and treasurer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev.
Survivors include one son, Dewayne Dee Cook
of Lodi, NJ; one daughter, Deanna Elizabeth Whit-
tington and her husband, Hilldon of Blountstown;
three grandchildren, Jennifer Mullins and her hus-
band, Vince, Jessica Sanders and Jared Henderson;
two great-grandchildren, Danielle Elizabeth Mullins
and Alaric James Mullins.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with
Rev. Larry White and Rev. Jerry Sanford officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery in
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
KENNETH BYRON JONES
CLARKSVILLE Kenneth Byron Jones, 64,
died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at his home. He was
born on Feb. 18, 1943 in Clarksville and had lived
there all of his life. He was a retired owner and
operator of Jones Forestry Service in Clarksville.
He served in the National Guard for eight years and
was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Jones of
Clarksville; two sons, Jason Jones and his wife,
Carla, and Kyle Jones, all of Clarksville; his mother,
Willie Lee Jones of Clarksville.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
at 2 p.m. (CT) at the Travelers Rest Freewill Baptist
Church in Clarksville with Dr. Shawn Williams
officiating and Donald Demont eulogizing. Private
burial services for immediate family will follow in
the Jones family cemetery.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
CHARLES RUSSELL MORRIS JR.
ORANGE COMMUNITY Charles Russell
Morris Jr., 58, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at his
home. He was born on June 1, 1949 in Panama
City and had lived in Liberty County for the past
30 years, coming from Louisiana. He was employed
with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department as
captain working in domestic violence. He was of
the Baptist faith. He was a member of Dixie Ma-
sonic Lodge #109 F&AM in Blountstown, where
he served as Past District Deputy Grand Master and
2007 Grand Instructor for this District. He was a
member of the Blountstown Chapter 179, Order of
the Eastern Star where he served as Past Worthy
Patron in 2003 and 2004, a member of Scottish
Rite Bodies in Panama City and member of the
Shaddai Shrine Temple in Panama City. Along
with holding other offices, he was past president
of the Blountstown Shrine Club.
He was lead singer for the country and western
bands South Fork and the Cypress Band. He started
the Arch Angels Motorcycle Club, was a past presi-
dent of the Area on Agency on Aging, worked with
the Liberty County Senior Citizens Association,
held the position of past chief of the volunteer fire
department in Orange and served as president of
the Democratic Executive Committee in Liberty
County. He loved Dixie Youth Baseball and football
and had a true love of the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Cade
Survivors include his wife, Jean Morris of Or-
ange Community; three sons, Charles Fred Morris
of Ohio, Jeffery Scott Morris of Orange Commu-
nity, Charles Russell (Boo) Morris III and his wife,
Rhonda of Telogia; one daughter, Paula Morris
Smith and her husband, Roger of Panama City;
four sisters, Dianna Mitchel of Yantis, TX, Beatrice
Long and her husband, Roger of Mocksville, NC,
Darthey Emerson and her husband, Jim of Starks,
LA and Tina Collins and her husband, Tony of
Lockheart, TX; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan,
Cassey, Trey, Summer, Britney, Chuck and Gabby.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
at 2 p.m. (ET) at Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Center in Bristol with Rev. Victor Walsh and John
Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Eureka
Cemetery in Orange Community in Liberty County
with Masonic Rites at the graveside.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
JAMES C. "JIM" PICKRON
BLOUNTSTOWN James C. "Jim" Pick-
ron, 72, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at his home.
He was born in Atapulgus, GA and had lived in
Calhoun County since 1969. He served as Blount-
stown Chief of Police for eight years as well as
serving as Calhoun County Commissioner for
eight years. He was a member and a deacon of
Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown.
He was preceded in death by his father, Howard
Pickron, his mother, Vera Pickron and a brother
Survivors include his wife, Beth Pickron of
Blountstown; a son, James Kevin Pickron and
his wife, Sheri of West Virginia; a step-son, Ken
Sumner and his wife, Debbie of Wewahitchka; a
daughter Kathy I. Cauley and her husband, Trent
of Blountstown; a step-daughter, Rita Wilson
of Blountstown; three sisters, Sara McCalvin of
Donalsonville, GA, Barbara Hogan of Colum-
bus, GA, and Dorothy Givens of Albany, GA; 10
grandchildren, Aaron and Shanda Elrod, James,
Tim, Josh and Kayla Pickron, Kris Whitaker, Ja-
mie Sumner, Sherry Paul, and Kim Calhoun; four
great-grandchildren, Jade Cloud, Austin Whitaker,
Tyreek Sumner and Sara Ann Marie Pickron.
Services were held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 at
Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown with
Rev. David Odum officiating. Interment followed
in Pine Memorial Cemetery near Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
EFFIE LEE CLARK
ALTHA Effie Lee Clark, 93, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in Blountstown. She was born in Dothan,
AL and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a
homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Charlie L. Clark of Alliance Commu-
nity and James Dewitt Clark of Houston, TX; two daughters, Noble
L. Rabon of Blountstown and Betty Deese of Altha; 11 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren and one great-
The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 from 6 to
8 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home.
Services will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. (CT) at Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Gay officiating. Interment will
follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.
See OBITUARIES continued on page 23
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by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
compact it with your foot. Make
the hole at least 1 2 times the
diameter of the root ball.
Step three-find the topmost
root and treat root defects.
Choose a tree whose topmost
root emerges from the trunk
visibly, at or slightly above the
surface. Not all root balls come
from the nursery like that. If
you cannot see the topmost root,
remove excess soil to expose it
before you plant the tree. Cut or
spread out any circling or kinked
roots. This will prevent these
roots from strangling the trunk
in the future.
Step four-carefully place the
tree into the planting hole. To
avoid damage, lift the tree with
straps or rope around the root
ball. Do not lift it by the trunk.
Step five-position the topmost
root slightly above (about 2
inches) the top of the landscape
soil. Most horticulturists agree
that it is better to plant a tree too
high than to plant it too deep.
Step six-straighten the tree
in the hole. Before you begin
backfilling, have someone view
the tree from two directions
perpendicular to each other to
confirm the tree is straight.
Step seven-remove all
synthetic materials such as string,
rope, synthetic burlap or other
Step eight-add backfill and
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Nutri System meals, more
40 meals, includes lasagnE
roast, chicken, ham, macaro
cheese, pizza, protein and
more for $50. Call 674-6407
Gun cabinet, holds up to 12
two-doorglass. Asking $1,00,
Gas hot water heater, $20 c
offer; 150 gallon propane tai
percent full, $225 or best offe
Rainbow vacuum cleaner
new, make offer. Call 674-4(
Two white French doors, $
best offer. Call 762-8673. 1
Guitar, $75; electric guitar,
autoharp, $25; golf clubs, $2
American Wolf tanning be
bulbs on the top and 10 on th
tom, works well. $300 or bes
Call 643-7030 leave messac
6-9ft. lighter cross ties, $50
boards with nets, heavy ca
minum, $75 a pair. Call 674-
Elite 1600 tanning bed, 16
no special wiring, used 110 el
$1,200. Call 674-3671, leave
Pendant light fixture, e
Hunter Kenroy brand, still
unopened. Leftover from b
project, cultured alabaster
uses three 60-watt bulbs, E
stall, oxford silver finish, mea
20" by 16" wide, comes witi
foot wire and two foot chain.
on box. Asking $125. Can bi
at The Journal office in Bri,
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
seamless gutter, j
& screen enclosure
FOR FREE ESTIMATES
Call 674-8092 .uFN
643-8561 (Cell) UF
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7 days a week service
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10'x 20'. ....... .70
10' x25' .....90
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 u=P
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Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
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Baby bas -SOLD e, excellent
condition, $ SOLD .3-4362.
Metal bunk bed, white, double
on bottom, single on top, $50. Call
Sleeper sofa, $30 or best offer;
bakers rack, $40 or best offer. Call
he bot- King sizewaterbed, complete, still
t offer. in use, book shelve headboard, 12
ge. drawers, two sets of sheets, $100.
1-9,1-16 Call 379-8789. 1-16,1-23
Each. Big china cabinet, two piece, nice,
1-9, -16 $150; bakers rack, heavy, nice, $85.
Call 674-3264. 1-16,1-23
st alu- King size waterbed, $125. Call
-8010. 674-3264. 1-9,1-16
Office desk, two drawer, $50. Call
bulbs, 643-4362. 1-9,1-16
in box Long prom dress with crinoline,
uilding dress is full and puffy with sequins
shade, at top, size 4. Paid over $300 for
E-Z In- dress and crinoline, asking $150
asures for both. Call 643-2412, ask for
h eight Melissa. 1-16,1-23
e seen New ankle boots, black, size
stol on 11, paid $35, asking $18. Call
UFN 674-3264. 1-16,1-23
Week of Jan. 20 to Jan.26
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Focus on the people who need
you most, Aries. This week it is
your family. Set aside work ob-
ligations to pitch in around the
house or make a visit to a rela-
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
It's time to get started on a wild
idea that you've been thinking
of, Taurus. While others may
think you're a bit odd, they'll
soon come around to your way
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, this week you are feel-
ing a block in creative energy.
That just means that you should
focus on analytical items instead
of ones that harness your right
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You have the ability to focus on
one task with precision this week,
Cancer. Use this to your advan-
tage to fine-tune an assignment
you have to get done at work.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, you need to quench the side
of you that craves something
Pageant dresses, purple/violet
color, size 4-6, worn once. Call
447-0438 for price. 1-9,1-16
Gas stove, $20 or best offer. Call
Frigidaire refrigerator, with ice
maker, like new, 18.2 cu. ft., used
very little, $200. Call 643-7030,
leave message. 1-9, 1-16
Play Station II, comes with 12
games, one regular controller and
one wireless control. Asking $250,
cash only. Call 674-2842. 1-16,1-23
Galaxy 44 CB radio, gray 150 linear
antenna, $200. Call 570-9358.
Playstation with two games, $75
or best offer. Call 762-8673.
Classic 25" Zenith console TV,
made to fit in a corner, black and
silver, with wood grain trim, great
looking, excellent picture, has audio
problem, made in USA, $40. Call
.410 gaugesingle barrel shotgun,
single shot, brand new, still in box,
$100. Call Teresa at 643-2267 eve-
nings and weekends or 643-6628
cell. 1-16, 1-23
Three bedroom, three
bath, 1,240 sq. ft.
FSU and TCC.
L Call 643-5775 I
artistic. Take a trip to a museum, or
bring home a piece of artwork to hang
in a visible spot.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
."Virgo, you may have to reign in your
generosity this week. Your stretching
yourself too thin and it's wearing on
your nerves. Ask others to pitch in on
LIBRA- Sept 23/Oct 23
Explore ways to make your life more
interesting this week, Libra. Take on a
new hobby, or surround yourself with
a new group of people. You'll love the
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, it's time to go all the way
with the vision you've had for a while.
Your plans are all set, now you just
have to put them in motion. Think big
and big things will follow.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Sagittarius, take advantage of the ex-
tra time you have now to tweak cer-
tain aspects of your life that aren't
working out as well as you had hoped.
Later things are going to get crazy.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
This is a good week for social interac-
tion, Capricorn, because you're feel-
ing like a people person. Make plenty
$275; Reflex compound bow
Bear compound bow, $25
Bear/whitetail two compoun
with hard case and accessories
or best offer. Call 674-8010.
1995 pora Hanger Sport
metallic blue, $3,000 firm. Ca
2001 Buick Century, good
tion, high miles. Asking $
Call 544-4760 any time,
1992 Ford F150 5.0, runs
high miles. Asking $2,151
544-4760 any time, leave
1999 Volkswagon Jetta,
125K miles, heat and air, s
two 12" Power Acoustic sp
mounted in trunk with pun'
amp Clarion Sirius radio, 3
$3,000. Call 209-8503.
2004 Chevy Trailblazer LT
one owner, On-Star, inte
phone, cruise, towing pa
brand newtires, 96K highwa'
excellent condition, $11,80
1991 Mazda 929" $1,400
offer; 1979 Buick Rivera L
$3,000. Call 674-9279.
1993 Ford pickup. Call 37
or 643-7085 for more inforr
leave message if no answe
f; MOBILE HOME
Two bedroom, two bath
mobile home located six
miles north on Hwy. 69N.
No pets. Two months rent
for damage and cleaning
deposit. Water, sewer and
grass cutting provided.
of dates, whether romantic or just friendly
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, explore ways to become more
focused, because this week there are a lot of
things that will be thrown at you quickly.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
When something challenging comes at you
this week, your first inclination will be to
overreact. See if you can head off this out-
Bill Maher, TV Host (52)
Robby Benson, Actor (52)
Diane Lane, Actress (43)
Brendan Shanahan, Athlete (39)
Tatyana Ali, Actress (29)
Alicia Keys, Singer (28)
Eddie Van Halen, Guitarist (53)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE, two
door coupe, four cylinder, cruise
control, CD player, heat and
A/C, great on gas, $1,800. Call
1991 Toyota pickup, extended cab,
good tires, five speed, one owner,
$3,000; 1996 Chevy Geo Prizm,
four door, four cylinder, automatic
transmission, A/C, good tires, one
owner, $3,000. Call 643-5479.
i. Call 2004 Chevrolet Suburban LT,
1-16, 1-23 autoride, silver birch metallic with
gray leather interior, Bose sound
dbow, system, dual power heated seats,
es, $75 second row captain chairs, in dash
six CD player,- rear entertainment
1-9,1-16 package, 50K miles, very nice,
will sell for payoff of $20,000. Call
iE 762-8808 or 272-5431. 1-16,1-23
pickup, 2000 Ford F150truck, six cylinder,
all 643- 2WD, five-speed manual trans-
-16,1-23 mission, extended cab, tool box,
bedliner, CD player, hitch receiver,
condi- good tires, well maintained, 84K
i2,750. miles, ready to go, $8,900. Call
leave 643-2301. 1-16, 1-23
good, 2002 Chevrolet Venture van,
0. Call 23-25 mpg, loaded, great condition,
Smes- 77K miles, $7,500 ($1,300 below
-16,1-23 retail price); 1996 Ford F150 XLT
extended cab pick-up, 17 mpg,
black, V8, cruise, automatic, AM/FM/CD
unroof, stereo, power brakes, steering,
eakers windows, door locks, towing pack-
ch 150 age, 201K miles, $4,000 ($1,200
01-161-23 pgbelow retail price). Call 674-2179.
grated 1997 Chevrolet Z71, 4WD, ex-
.ckage, tended cab, stepside, third door,
y miles, runs great, excellent condition. Call
)0. Call 272-4482. 1-9,1-16
Isuzi pickup, $350. Call
andauor best 674-3264. 1-9,1-16
1998 Saturn 4 door coupe, $1,800
9-8457 or best offer, good shape, well main-
mation, tained, 87,000 miles, runs good,
ar. good on gas, standard transmis-
1-16,1-23 sion. Call 272-7202. 1-9, -16
*Mobile home lots
*3BR/2BA mobile home with
central heat and air
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
1, 2 &3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
HOME FOR SALE
New, 1,380 sq. ft., 3
bedroom, 2 bath home
with large living/dining
area. Near hospital and
doctor's office on Finlay
Ave. in Blountstown.
Call 674-4118, 447-0951,
482-1634 or 674-5811
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500,
2x4, automatic transmission, regu-
larcab, V8, 81 K miles, many custom
parts and accessories including full
exhaust system, paint, console with
TV, 20" chrome wheels, and much
more, runs great well maintained.
Call 294-0351 ask for Aaron.
AUTO ACCESSORIES & PARTS
2006 cargo trailer, 5'x10'x6'
(headroom), enclosed, greatfordry
storage for motorcycle orATV, never
been used on road, has lights and
a skylight, $1,900. Call 643-4491,
leave message if no answer.
20" tires and rims, (runs flats)
black chrome on chrome, brand
new, must sell, $1,000 firm. Call
Hallmark trailer, 6' x 10' full en-
closed, $1,300. Call 674-9279.
Chevy straight six motor, with
standard transmission, $200 or best
offer. Call 762-8673. 1-16,1-23
Set of four tires and rims, Mickey
Thompson 31x10.50, large bullet
hole, $400 for all. Call 762-2960 or
2000 Chevy 4.3 engine, and auto-
matic transmission, out of rollover,
less than 5,000 miles, $1,700 or
trade for 4.3 earlier model or best
offer; 95 Ford Taurus, parting out,
have title, good 3.8 engine and
transmission, glass, body, interior,
Call 674-8010 for more informa-
1981 550cc Suzuki motorcy-
cle, $1,200 or best offer. Call
BEDROOM: 5 piece set still
boxed, $499, can deliver.
Brand new! (850) 425-8374
Orthopedic Mattress Set.
Brand new in plastic. Must
move, $400. (850) 222-9879
DINING ROOM Beautiful
cherry table, 6 chairs, lighted
china cabinet. Brand new in
boxes, can deliver. $799. 850-
NEW QUEEN Louis Phillip -
7 pc sleigh bedroom set:
$2400 value, must sell $999.
Pub Set 5 piece, solid wood
$249. BRAND NEW still in the
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
_ _ .. . .. ... .. ._ _
2004 Suzuki Z400 four-wheeler,
yellow, new bearings, rear axel and
brakes, rebuilt carburetor, good
shape, $3,000 or best offer. Call
379-8963. 1-16, 1-23
2002 Yamaha 1100 Vstar, $4,500;
Fulmer motorcycle helmet, $10. Call
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage
softtail Springer Classic, last year
made, two tone paint, custom
exhaust and extra chrome acces-
sories, 4,000 miles, in excellent con-
dition, asking take over payments
with Harley Davidson credit. Call
674-2637 after 6 p.m. or 447-0505
any time. 1-9, 1-16
14 ft. Bracewell aluminum boat,
40 hp Johnson, $4,500. Call
5'x25' Marine steel pontoons,
foam filled, call for more information.
Call 674-8010. 1-9,1-16
2000 Coachman travel trailer,
33 ft., heat and air, electric or gas,
sleeps 8, in excellent condition,
$10,000 or best offer. Call 643-6204
or 643-6003. 1-9, 1-16
48' utility flatbed trailer, new
tires, sliding tandem; Northwest
crane; sawmill frick automatic log
turner, push button; Newman 500
plainer mill, complete; 160 barcode
loader; timberjack; two ship trailer
and logging trailers. Call 379-8457
or 643-7085 for more information,
leave message if no answer.
Galvanized steel cable, 7/16" (not
wench cable), 1,268 lb. spool, $150;
Fertilizer spreader, pull behind, 8ft.
wide, approximately 800 lb. capac-
ity, $250; Feedmill/hammermill, 20
hp. electric motor, $750 or best offer;
Milwaukee 2 speed electric core
drill, large base, water attachment,
vacuum pump, two diamond bits.
Call 674-8010. 1-9,1-16
50 kw Kohler generator, 6 cylin-
der, Hercules gas or natural gas
engine, runs good and produces
power, $6,500 or best offer or may
trade; 18 ft Batwing hydraulic pow-
ered mower, need 70 hp. tractor
or larger, $4,500 or best offer; Zep
parts washer, $150 or best offer.
Call 674-8010. 1-9, 1-16
Wanted: Someone to write a re-
sume. Call 643-4477, leave mes-
sage if no answer. 1-9,1-16
Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call
762-8589. 1-9 T.7-2-08
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.
2006 Fleetwood doublewide,
three bedroom, two bath. Must
be moved. Call 643-6183 or
Riverfront property with huge dock
located in Liberty/Wakulla County
Ochlockonee River. Will take best
offer, sell by owner. Call 379-8651
evenings or 413-2764 days.
2000 Champion mobile home,
28x48, three bedrooms, two bath,
side-by-side refrigerator, dishwash-
er, stove ceiling fans in every room,
still like brand new. Asking pay off,
must be moved. Call 379-3420.
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1.4 acres in Hosford, located
on Hwy. 65, only $27,500. Call
Big loton Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
New 1,200 sq. ft., three bedoom, two
bath home in Blountstown. Appliance
package, tile and laminent flooring,
$99,900. Call 762-8185. LA20/1-16,1-23
Poodle puppies, first shots, $100
each. Call 762-8566. 1-16, 1-23
Golden Retriever/yellow Lab-
rador puppies, $50 each. Call
Western saddle, 17 inch seat, dark
colored leather, used once, perfect
condition. Call 447-0438 for price.
Two free kittens. Call 379-8251.
Free puppies, 7 weeks old, with
free starter bag of puppy food. Call
Found: Small black and tan dog on
Telogia cutoff 67A. Call 556-2479.
Found: Miniature Doberman pin-
scheron River Road in Blountstown,
call and describe. Call 643-8459..
Inside garage sale: Altha, Friday,
Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5812Alliance
Road, five miles north of Altha on
Hwy. 71. Phone 762-3392. 1-16
Huge multi-family yard sale, Fri-
day Jan. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
presale and Saturday, Jan. 12, 7
a.m. until noon. Go three miles
down Hwy. 275 South (Abe Springs)
and turn right on Ben Clark Road,
follow signs. Furniture, clothes,
toys, kitchen items and much more,
priced to sell. Call 674-4716or674-
Moving sale, Sunday, Jan. 20 be-
ginning at8 a.m. Go Hwy. 71 South,
turn right on Barfield St., house on
left. Nice toys, toddler clothing sizes
2-3T, kitchen and bathroom items,
queen size bed, lots of home decor,
cheap and much more. Cancel if
rain or extreme cold weather. No
early birds please. Call 674-1266.
Two-family yard sale, Saturday,
Jan. 19 beginning at 8 a.m. on 3rd
St. in Neal Subdivision in Bristol,
look for signs. Full-size mattress
set, inflatable bouncer, maternity
clothes, lots of baby items and much
more. Rain or shine. No early birds
please. Call 643-2181. 1-16
D. E Billingsley
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Call (850) 510-3309
1.2 T 1-23 /
Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-
ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 899-7700
NEW HOUSE FOR SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath house, 1,332 sq. ft. under
roof, custom shingles, vinyl siding, laminate
and carpet flooring, along with ceramic in the
bathrooms. Sits on 3/4 acre lot on Black Bot-
tom Road:, approximately five miles south of
Call (850) 899-0269 or 674-7138
IH I El l 1
CALL FOR BIDS 8A- Glass and Glazing ter R. Brown Construction Inc., 1424 32309. (850) 668-4498. -550 6 1/2 ft. T-post.
9A- Gypsum Board Piedmont Drive East, Tallahassee, FL -5 rolls of barbwire 1,300 ft. long.
Peter R. Brown Construction, 9B Tile 32308. For information about obtain- PRE-BID MEETING: The Bidder *20 6x6 post 8 ft. long.
3-C036285), The Construction 9C -Acoustical ing bid documents call Peter R. Brown is encouraged to attend the pre-bid
r for Liberty High School Addi- 9D Carpet & Resilient Flooring Construction, Inc. at 850-668-4498 or meeting. The meeting is scheduled Sealed bids must be labeled (bid c
stol, Florida. 9E Painting fax request to 850-668-6790. for January 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at fencing) and must be turned in to th
10A-Aluminum Walkway Liberty County High School, 12592 Liberty County Clerk of Court Robe
Bid Packages: 11A- Firing Range Equipment DATE AND TIME: January 29, 2008 NW Myers Ann St., Bristol, Florida Hill at the Liberty County CourthouS
Sitework 15A- Plumbing at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty County School 32321. -. by 5 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, February
Fencing 15B HVAC Board, 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, Flor- 2008.
I ~anrdcaninn 16A- Electrical ida 32321, at which time and place
.5A- Structural Steel and Miscella-
5B Metal Trusses
5C Pre-Fabricated Structural
6A- General Trades
6B -Architectural Woodwork
7A- Metal Roofing
PREQUALIFICATION: All Bidders
must be pre-qualified at the time of
bid opening in accordance with the bid
PLANS & DEPOSIT: Bid documents
are available from Peter R. Brown
Construction, Inc. The bid documents
-may be reviewed at the office of Pe-
they will be publicly opened and read
PROPOSAL: Bids must be-submitted
in full and in accordance with the re-
quirements of the drawings and Proj-
ect Manual which may be obtained
or'examined at the office of Peter R.
Brown Construction, Inc., 1424 Pied-
mont Drive East, Tallahassee, FL
INVITATION TO BIDS
The Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting
sealed bids on the following.
*17 rolls of fence wire 47 inches
high and 330 ft. long.
All bids will be considered at the Feb-
ruary 5, 2008 regularly scheduled
county commission meeting at 7 p.m.
(ET). The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners reserves the
right to accept or reject any and all
bids they deem in the best interest of
Liberty County. If you have any ques-
tions, please contact Danny E. Ear-
nest at (850) 643-3777. ,-,
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
RECOVERY SPECIALIST I CHILD (#1636) Master's
degree from an accredited university or college with a ma-
jor in the field of counseling, social work, psychology or a
related human service field and two years of professional
experience in providing to persons with behavioral illness.
Some local travel required. Shift: Monday thru Friday/vari-
able hours, some late afternoon work required.
Call, click or visit: (850) 523-3217 or 1-800-226-2931,
www.apalacheecenter.org or come
and visit Human Resources A jIT
2634-J Capital Circle N. E., APA7"LCH -
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Pre-hire Drug Screen & FDLE background check
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Shelton Trucking Service, Inc.
has an office position available. Job duties will include
answering multi-line phone system, computer data
entry, scanning, verifying entered data. This is a full-
time position of 40 hours per week.
Applications are available at Shelton Office, Hwy. 73,
Altha, FL. Resume may be faxed, to (850) 762-8771,
SHELTON TRUCKING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND A DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE.
Investing In The future of Marianna
Now Hiring Full-time
Weekly Pay Cycle
Annual Merit Increases
Paid Vacation and Holiday
401-k Savings and Retirement Plan
Great Benefit Packages are Available
Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway
Or at the local ONE STOP Career Center
FAMILY DOLLAR IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
FAMILY DOLLAR MAINTAINS.A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE t,.9T ,I
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The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applica-
tions for the following position for the 2007-2008 school
year. Applications are available at the Office of the Su-
perintendent located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL.
Regular office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
SCHOOL SECRETARY-- LIBERTY CO. HIGH SCHOOL
12 MONTH POSITION
*High school diploma or equivalent with business/clerical
*Previous experience as a secretary preferred
*Calculator and computer proficiency preferred
*Must provide written references upon request of the Su-
COMPENSATION: SALARY RANGE: $22,242 $30,562
Applications will be received from: Jan. 7 Jan. 18, 2008
A complete application listing three (3) professional refer-
ences and resume is required. Please submit application
with references and resume to the Office of the Superin-
tendent 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 ac-
commodations, please contact the Office of the Superin-
EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON
CLEARANCE OF FINGERPRINTS AND DRUG TEST
ONLY CURRENT APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to
race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or mari-
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
Busy hardware store look-
ing for a sales associate/
cashier to join our energet-
ic team; Must have cash
handling experience be
proficient with paper work,
and be able to multi-task.
Some supervisory skills
helpful but not required.
We offer Blue Cross Blue
Shield insurance, Paid holi-
days and Paid vacations.
No phone calls,
please apply in person at:
Located on Hwy. 20 in Bristol
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the Wildcats connected on
18% (2 of 11) while Bozeman
missed all 4 of their attempts.
The Bucks came out on top in
the free throw department by
hitting 44% (8 of 18) to Altha's
25% (2 of 8).
Caleb Willis was the Top
Cat in both-the defensive and
offensive categories. He led
the Wildcats with 6 points, did
some serious window washing
by clearing 8 rebounds, rejected
2 Bucks' shot attempts, and
had 2 steals to his credit.
Chuck Simmons finished with
5 points, had a team-leading
4 steals, and he snagged 3
rebounds. Ethan Ellis, Corey
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scored 3 points. Ellis came
away 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and
an assist. Johnson had a steal
and a rebound. Rogers picked
a Bucks' pocket and an assist.
Ben Willis rounded out the
scoring with 2 points but did
some major board work by
pulling down 5 rebounds. He
also had an assist and a steal.
Having already lost one
district game last week, the
varsity Cats made sure that
didn't happen again as they
shot down the Bucks (7-9; 1-4,
Altha (10-4; 4-2, 2-2A)
jumped out to a 17-11 first
quarter lead and never
surrendered it. They were
ahead 35-23 at the half and
extended it to a 20-point lead,
49-29, in the third period.
. The Wildcats found money
on 65% (22 of 34) of their field
goals to the Bucks' 50% (11
of 22). Bozeman was slightly
better with their 3-point shots,
making 43% (3 of 7) to Altha's
38% (3 of 8). Also, the Bucks
edged out the Wildcats at the
free throw line by sinking 54%
(7 of 13) to Altha's 53% (8 of
Once again the Wildcats had
four scorers in double figures.
Josh McIntosh led all scorers
with 21 points, 5 rebounds
(currently ranked 4th in the Big
Bend with 88 total rebounds),
4 assists (currently ranked 2nd
in the Big Bend with 69 total
assists) and 3 steals (currently
ranked 2nd in the Big Bend
with 45 total steals). Drew
Brazell racked up. 14 points
along with 5 rebounds, a steal,
and he swatted away a Bucks'
shot attempt (he is currently
tied with Josh McIntosh for
4th place in the Big Bend with
17 total blocked shots). Cale
Chafin drained 12 points and he
had 2 assists, 2 rebounds and a
steal. Kevin Saldana found net
with 10 points and grabbed 5
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rebounds. Corde Beauchamp
swished 2 free throws, snared
3 rebounds, and had 2 steals.
Both Juan Alejos and Ethan
Byler added a free throw.
Alejos was credited with 2
rebounds and 2 steals along
with an assist. Ethan pulled
down a rebound. Contributing
defensively to the Wildcats'
win was: Noah Byler with a
rebound, Jake Edenfield had
a steal, and Josh Warner had
After a five game road trip
that ended last night (Tuesday)
at Poplar Springs (check next
week's issue for game details),
the Wildcats are finally back
home tomorrow (Thursday).
"The Battle of the Cats -
Round 2" against the R.F.
Munroe Bobcats begins at 5
p.m. (CT) with JV action. The
varsity tip-off is scheduled for
6:30 p.m. (CT). On Friday
the Sneads Pirates come to
The Den for a 6 p.m. (CT)
JV game. For the Wildcats'
varsity squad not only is it a
big district game -but it will
be "Senior Night" for seven
players: Juan Alejos, Corde
Beauchamp, Noah Byler, Cale
Chafin, Josh McIntosh, Kevin
Saldana, and Josh Warner.
They will be recognized with
their parents before their 7:30
p.m. (CT) game.
Let's have a "Purple out" in
The Den against Sneads. All
Wildcat fans are asked to wear
purple and get "crunk" for your
WILSON ABBOTT JR.
ALTHA Wilson Abbott Jr.,
76, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008
in Tallahassee. He was a native
and lifelong resident of Cal-
houn County and had worked in
land management for Travelers
& Georgia Timberlands for 40
years. He was a member of Abe
Springs Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his son, Glenn Abbott.
Survivors include his wife,
Linda of Altha; a son, Henry Ab-
bott and his wife, Mary Frances
of Red Oak; a daughter, Lisa
Sargent and her husband, Don of
Blountstown; a brother, Charlie
J. Abbott and his wife Madeline
of Tallahassee; a sister, Frances
Genene Pitts of Tallahassee;
six grandchildren, Jessica Page,
Roger, Tiffany, Stephanie, Jas-
mine and Michael Abbott.
The family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
17, 2008 at the Adams Funeral
Home in Blountstown.
Services will be held at 1
p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at
Abe Springs Baptist Church
with Rev. Allen Pitts officiating.
Interment will follow in Bailey
Cemetery in Clarksville.
Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown is in charge of the
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