Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
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Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: January 23, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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:: Volume 28, Number 4 Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 :

Hunter killed in shooting accident on Calhoun lease

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A shot intended for a deer claimed
the life of a hunter Saturday morning
in Calhoun County.
Matthew Jonathan Riley, 31, of
Wausau, took aim when dogs ran a
buck his way along a dirt road on a
private hunting lease about a mile from
the Bay County line.
Riley fired his .308-caliber rifle
twice, missing the deer. He then picked
up his handheld radio and called to his
best friend, Matthew Curenton, 35, of
Lynn Haven, who was about 800 feet
down the road.
There was no answer. A moment

later, Riley heard Curenton's
dog start barking.
Riley followed the sound
of the dog, which was in a
dog box on his friend's truck,
and found Curenton on the
ground. He had been shot
once in the upper chest.
Riley began CPR on
Curenton until an ambulance
arrived. Curenton was taken
to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, Matthe
where he was pronounced
Stan Kirkland of the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission

said both men had been on
J&S Lane, which he described
.as "a fairly straight road."
"It had been raining off
and on and visibility was
poor," he said. Both men were
wearing hunter orange caps,
which wouldn't have been
noticeable at that distance,
he said.
"They could not see each
urenton other and did not know each
other's location," Kirkland
Kirkland called the shooting
accidental and said the two men were

best friends. Riley is a Panama City
firefighter. Curenton was a paper mill
Kirkland said Riley's son was also
in the hunting party that day at the site
known as the Bear Creek Sportsman's
Club, along with another adult.
"We don't anticipate any charges,"
Kirkland said. "We will sit down early
in the week the state attorney's office
and let them review the facts."
He added, "It's a terrible tragedy."
This was the first hunting fatality
in the state for the current gun season,
which began last October.

Taser used to stop
intoxicated woman
brandishing shovel
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A deputy used a taser to stop an
4 intoxicated woman who was screaming
for help while swinging a shovel
at several people trying to come to
her aide early Saturday morning in
Blountstown, according to a report
from the Calhoun County Sheriff's
The woman, identified as Beth Renee
Martin, 39, of Marianna, was yelling
for help-and banging a shovel on the
west side glass doors at Blountstown
Health and Rehab at 1:13 a.m.
When nurses went outside to see
about the woman, she ran from them,
going west on South Street, where she
ducked behind a residence.
Officers arrived to find Martin
swinging the shovel at the nurses who
were trying to help'her. When an officer
began walking toward Martin, while
telling her to put the shovel down, she
tried to hit him.
Officer Jared Nichols held a gun on
her while she was repeatedly urged
to drop the shovel. After ignoring
warnings from Deputy John Scheetz, he
deployed his taser to subdue her.
While Nichols attempted to place the
woman in restraints, Martin kicked him
in the chest.
See SHOVEL continued on page 3


New Year's


Little Steven Shiver Jr. is Liberty
County's first baby of 2008
after making his way into the
world five weeks early. Steven
is the son of Steven Shiver and
Savannah Baxley of Orange. He
was born Jan. 3 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. Because he
weighed only three pounds and
eleven ounces, he had to spend
a few days in the neonatal unit until he was big enough to join his two
siblings at home. Steven's big brother is five-year-old Dakota and his
big sis is Emma, age two. Steven is shown here with his mother, his
brother and his sister. PEGGY HOWLAND PHOTOS

Campaign worker
charged with peeking
into bedroom window

Man charged
with battery after
altercation over dog

Suspect swallows
crack rock during
Calhoun traffic stop

New business
open in Bristol

Congressman Boyd
issues a wake-up
call to Floridians

More candidates declare intent to seek local offices

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The August primary is
seven months away but local
candidates aren't wasting any
time coming forward to make
public their desire to seek
Nine new candidates have
made their intent to run known
in Liberty County while six
more have come forward in'

Calhoun County.
The Liberty County Tax
Collector's race is shaping
up to be a battle with four
candidates already throwing
their hats in the ring.
Incumbent Carol Strickland
won't be joining them. She
plans to retire after this term,
following 12 years in office.

Those hoping to take her place
next year include:
*Julie Suber of Bristol
*Joan J. Wright of Bristol
*Marie G. Goodman of
*Thomas "Bubba" Rast of
Two candidates have filed
their intent to run for the
District 5 seat on the Liberty

County Commission, which
is held by L.B. Arniold Eddie
Pullam ofHosford and Edward
"Kevin" Williams of Bristol.
Political newcomer Jerry
Lewis of Bristol is running
for the District 3 seat on the
Liberty County Commission.
That job is currently held by
Jim Johnson.
Incumbent Albert "Butch"

Butcher will seek another term
in District 1 of the Liberty
County Commission.
Sue Summers of Bristol
is the first to announce plans
to run for the job of School
Superintendent. That post
is currently held by David
continued on page 13

S I 1Sheriff's Log...2 "Conmunitl Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 Newst from the Pews...8 Farmero Anamac...9
7 18122 00 8 Birlhdays..10 Speak UpL.12 Liberty c mhers and school employees honoed...14 Obibues...22


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Campaign volunteer charged

with looking in bedroom window

A man handing out literature
for presidential candidate Ron
Paul was arrested after he was
accused of looking in a young
girl's bedroom window.
Dembs Thomas, 50, of
Hosford was charged with
voyeurism and trespassing in
the Jan. 13 incident.
According to a report from
the Liberty County Sheriff's.
Department, Thomas, who
was wearing a "Ron Paul for
President" t-shirt, was going
door-to-door in Hosford handing
out campaign literature.
When questioned, Thomas
told a deputy that he had gone to

compiled by Joumal Editor
a residence on NE Cooperative
Way, knocked at the door and
waited for about 30 seconds
before leaving shortly before
noon that Sunday.
The homeowner's daughter

reported seeing Dembs "acting
suspiciously, walking in circles"
on the street by her residence.
Since the girl's mother was
not home, she called in some
younger children who were
playing outside.
The girl and a friend were
in her bedroom when they saw
Dembs looking in the window as
the friend was getting dressed.
The girl said she was afraid
that Dembs was about to break
into the house and she called
her father.
Dembs left the property and
was found by a deputy walking
south along State Road 65.

DUI arrest made near civic center

A driver shown by radar to
be traveling 15 miles over the
speed limit was arrested on a
DUI charge after a deputy saw
him driving recklessly along
County Road 12 South in Bristol
around 11:38 p.m. Friday.
Deputy Timothy Partridge
was on patrol when he noticed
a northbound vehicle traveling
at a high rate of speed.
The deputy saw the vehicle
cross the center of the road
and go into the southbound
lane three times, including
once when there was oncoming

The vehicle, driven by
Michael Keith Bailey, was
pulled over near Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center.
The deputy noticed the strong
odor of an alcoholic beverage
while talking with the driver,
who handed over his wallet
after being unable to remove
the driver's license. Partridge
took out the license and returned
Bailey's wallet.
Bailey admitted he had
probably consumed "five or
six" drinks.

After failing a roadside
sobriety test, Bailey was
During a search of his
vehicle, the deputy found a
1.75-liter bottle of rum with
about an eighth of its contents
In addition to the DUI charge,
Bailey was given a verbal
warning for unlawful speed
and failure to maintain a single
lane of traffic. He was cited for
driving with an open container
of alcohol.

Angry man charged with disorderly intoxication

A man sitting in the back seat
of a vehicle stopped on State
Road 65 South was arrested after
he began yelling profanities at a
Liberty County Sheriff's
Deputy Timothy Partridge
pulled over the vehicle for
having an obscured tag at 9:05
p.m. Friday.

Woman arrested
after outburst on
Burlington Road
An intoxicated woman was
arrested Friday night after she
stood in the road, yelling and
cursing at her boyfriend despite
efforts by a deputy to quiet her.
Deputy Todd Wheetley
responded to a call from April
Leanette Scott, who stated that
her boyfriend would not let her
get her belongings from their
Burlington Road residence in
When the deputy repeatedly
ordered April Leanette Scott
to stop her outbursts, she
starting walking down the
road, screaming profanities that
brought her Telogia neighbors to
their doors.
After refusing to comply with
the deputy's requests to stop,
Scott was taken into custody
and charged with disorderly

The deputy noticed the strong
odor of an alcoholic beverage
when the backseat passenger,
Alvin Eugene Everett, got out,
leaving behind an open container
of beer in the floorboard.
Everett began cursing loudly
at the deputy, telling him he was
out on bond for a previous DUI
charge and had been ordered

by a judge to stay away from
While still shouting
profanities, Everett turned
around with his hands behind
him and told the deputy to take
him to jail.
Everett was charged -with
disorderly intoxication.

Jan. 14
*Donald Davis, VOP (county).
*Taurice Edwards, violation of community
*Larry Kendrick, VOP (state).
*Wayne Davis, possession of prescription
drug without prescription, possession of Oxy-
codone Schedule II Narcotic.
*Stephen Wigglesworth, writ of attach-
Jan. 15
*William Marshall, sentenced from court.
*John Johnson, child support.
*Shidoka Jones, aggravated battery.
*Regina Wise, VOP.
Jan. 16
*Brian Knowles, domestic battery.
Jan. 17
*Bobby Mears, battery.
*Joshua Hill, FTA.
*James Sapp, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, possession of less than
20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia,
*Walter Watts, VOP, tampering with evi-
Jan. 18
*Fred Jones, writ of attachment.
*Richard Whitehead, VOP (county).
Jan. 19
*Beth Martin, aggravated assault, battery
on a law enforcement officer, disorderly in-

Jan. 14
*Dembs Thomas, voyeurism, trespass on
Jan. 15
*Regina Wise, holding for CCSO.
*Shidoka Denise Jones, holding for
*Jacqueline Brooks, holding for CCSO.
Jan. 16
*Kristen Ivory, holding for CCSO.
Jan. 18
*John Martin, serving weekends.
*John Miller, serving weekends.
*Alvin Eugene Everett, disorderly intoxica-
*Johnny Lane McClendon, holding for
*Michael Keith Bailey, DUI, DUI refusal.
*April Leanette Scott, disorderly conduct.
Jan. 19
*Candis Carolin Shuler, possession of al-
cohol under the age of 21.
*Beth Renee Martin, holding for CCSO.
Listings include name followed by charge. The names above represent those charged. We remind our
readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty

Blountstown Police Dept.
Jan. 14 through Jan. 20, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents............ 05 Traffic Citations...................30
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......93
Business alarms.....05 Residential alarms..........01
Com plaints ................................ ....................... 156

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Stacey Sims listed in last week's sheriff's
log is not the same person as the Stacy Sims of Blountstown, who
is the Youth Minister of the Methodist Church of Blountstown.


Man swallows crack rock during traffic stop;

another charged with pot & license violation

Two men were arrested after
an officer on patrol Thursday
night noticed them sitting in a
parked vehicle in the middle of
Matthew Wood Road and stopped
to check on them.
Sgt. Mark Mallory of the
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department pulled in behind the
Jeep Cherokee around 8:09 p.m.
The driver then took the Jeep
about 100 feet down the road and
stopped in his lane.
After noticing that the Jeep
did not have an operational tag
light, Mallory conducted a traffic
The driver, James Timothy
Sapp, 45, and his passenger,
Walter Watts, also 45, are both
known to Mallory. During a
search of Sapp, the officer found
a clear plastic bag of marijuana in
his right front pants pocket, along





with a pack of rolling papers.
Mallory confirmed that Sapp's
license was suspended and that
he was classified as a habitual
traffic offender.
When asked "where is the rest
of the dope?" Sapp replied that
his passenger had a $40 piece of
crack cocaine.
Deputy Eddie Dalton arrived
to assist at the scene and before
speaking with passenger was
advised by Mallory that Watts
was "known to conceal crack in

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Man charged with battery after fight over dog

An intoxicated man, who said he didn't want to
live at his mother's home any longer, was arrested
on a battery charge after an argument over a dog
ended with a scuffle.
A Calhoun County deputy was called to a
residence on Hayes Subdivision Road at 5 a.m.
Thursday, where family members said 48-year-old
Bobby Mears had been up all night drinking.
The deputy arrived to find Mears and family
members including his mother, brother and
nephew gathered in the living room. Mears was
acting aggressively toward his brother and stated
that he hated living there with him.
When the deputy asked Mears why he didn't
move out, he replied that he couldn't afford to.
Mears remained belligerent and would not calm
down, according to the deputy's report.

His mother told the deputy she did not want
Mears to remain in her residence. The deputy
suggested Mears stay at a friend's home until other
arrangements could be made.
Mears agreed to do so but added that if he left,
he was taking his mother's dog with him. When
reminded that it was not his dog, Mears said he was
going to take the dog anyway and added, "I am going
to trade you the computer for the dog."
Mears then tried to grab the dog from his brother
and when he couldn't pull the animal away, he
pushed his brother to the floor. The two men then
began fighting and had each other in a headlock
before the deputy could get them separated.
Mears was handcuffed and taken to the county
jail, where he was charged with domestic battery.

Quickshine Car Wash open
Britt and Candice Kent are celebrating the grand opening of
their new business, Quickshine Car Wash and Auto Detailing,
this week in Bristol. The shop is located on State Road 20,
across from Severance Sign Shop. The couple offer a variety of
package deals for customers, including everything from a quick
$10 car wash to '"The Total Package Car Wash" with a complete
interior shampoo. They have several opening specials that will
remain in effect until Friday.. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

A extremely mltoxUAiateu.
A 1988 Dodge pickup she was
believed to have been driving,
registered to Augustus Hayden
Anderson Jr. of Altha, 67, was
found stuck in the woods west of

the health care facility.
While unable to prove that
Martin- was behind the wheel,
deputies determined that she
drove .the vehicle through the

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and Rehab, over the curb and into
the woods on the west side of the
Martin was charged with
aggravated assault, battery on
a law enforcement officer and
disorderly intoxication.
A paramedic was called to
the jail to check on Martin but
she refused medical assistance.
Only one of the taser probes
made contact and hit her on the
thigh. A deputy who ifiterviewed
her after the incident stated in
his report that her mood, "would
swing from polite to angry and

by Marti Vickery, Executive Director
Tuesday, Jan. 29 I will attend
the Enterprise Florida Rural
Issues Working Group strategic
meeting in Tallahassee. The
meeting will begin with a Rural
Marketing Program discussion,
with participants encouraged to
provide input on the general rural
marketing program.
Any feedback given on this is
essential to the development of
rural messaging and marketing

and will be considered for future
implementation. After a working
lunch, the regularly scheduled
rural issues will be addressed.
There will not be a membership
lunch in February as we will
be meeting for the Annual
Check out the area calendar of
events online at: www.calhounco.
org to make your weekend
If you are a member business
or organization and have
something special coming up,
submit your event information
to us several weeks in advance
to be considered for posting on
the Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce web calendar. Send an
email to: chamber@calhounco.

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pass The FCAT Test?
If you're not sure
SmartKids Tutoring
Program can help
your child!
Please call 762-1927

The arrest report stated .that ar
the woman smelled strongly
of alcohol and was "obviously
l~rm 1% intvon i "

his mouth or under his tongue."
Dalton, who said he saw the
crack rock in Watts' mouth,
ordered him to spit it out. Instead
of complying with the deputy's
order, Watts swallowed the crack
rock, according to the arrest report.
Both men are on state
Sapp was arrested on a
felony charge of driving with a
suspended or revoked license as
a habitual traffic offender, along
with possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia and violation
of probation.
Watts was charged with
tampering with physical evidence
and violation of probation. He
apparently did not suffer any
ill effects from swallowing the
cocaine, according to the sheriff's


BHS class reunion set

for Mar. 26-29, 2009
Let's have a Blountstown High School
Class Reunion Cruise on Carnival
"Fascination." The cruise is scheduled on
March 26-29, 2009 and will be departing
from Jacksonville to Nassau and Freeport,
The Classes of 1971-1974 and
1978-1981 are planning this four day
cruise. For any classmates who would like
to attend, please feel free to invite your
family and friends. Also, for any class
not listed and is interested in getting your
classmates to join us, please let us know.
For more information, please contact one
of the class reunion cruise sponsors listed
Class of 1971 contact: Gladys Miller
at 693-9083
Class of 1972 contact: Edwina Ivory at
575-4987 or Ruth Ivory at 264-1629
Classes 1973-1974 contact: Ruth Ivory
at 264-1629
Classes 1978-1981 contact: Julia
Ivory-Williams at 674-2318 or Hattie
Rives at 674-4652.

Two films to be shown
at Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in
conjunction with P.O.V., the independent
non-fiction PBS film series presents:
"A Family Undertaking," a film
that explores the growing home funeral
movement by following several families
who chose to care for their loved ones
at home and forgo the typical mortuary
"Lomax the Songhunter," a documentary
on Alan Lomax, known as the "songhunter,"
Mr. Lomax devoted his life to recording the
world's early folk tunes before they would
permanently disappear with the rise of the
modem music industry.
These films will be shown on Thursday,
Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Frink gym. Each
film is one hour long. Donations will be
accepted. For more information please
call 674-2777.

Final sign ups for

Dixie Youth Jan. 26
Calhoun County Dixie Youth will be
holding the last day of sign-ups on Saturday,
Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the
Blountstown High School gym. If you are
between the ages of 4 and 12 (you can not turn
13 before May 1) then you are eligible.
Please bring a copy of your birth certificate
that we can keep. Registration fees are

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Christmas Parades
Christmas on the Sauare



Casey Brocki & Shirtey Jones
* Long Term Care, 10 a.m. till noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Heritage Publishing Book meeting, 2 p.m., Harrell Memorial Public Library
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail

* Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep., 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT), Calhoun County
Courthouse; & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET), Liberty County Courthouse
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m., voting house
* VFW, 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

Ann Richards, Lynn Strawn, & 'Barbara Sparkman
Altha Homecoming Parade,
1 p.m., Hwy. 71 in Altha
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Samantha Reed& 'Preston Vichols
firearms Safety Class
9 a.m., slountstown Police station

J. Earle Bowden Book Signing
1 to 3 p.m., Pioneer Settlement
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown

'Mac 'McCaCvin & Setty Orama
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Calhoun County Children's Coalition, 1 p.m., the Calhoun County
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department
* Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
* Red Level Lodge #134, 7 p.m., 5602 Alliance Rd., Marianna
* Bulldog Club, 7 p.m., LCHS field house
.... ....

Preference Primary

* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center

Miss Calhoun Forestry

Pageant slated Mar. 8
The Second Annual Miss Calhoun
County Forestry Preliminary Pageant
will be held on March 8 at 6 p.m. in the
Blountstown High School auditorium.
Age Divisions are: Baby 0-23 months,
Teeny 2-3 years, Tiny 4-6 years, Little 7-9
years, Junior 10-12 years, Teen 13-16, and
Miss 17-24.
Teen and Miss must compete in the age
division in which they will be competing
at the Florida State Forestry Pageant July
12 in Tallahassee.
Miss contestants must live, work, or
go to school in either Calhoun or Liberty
County. Entry fee for Baby Miss thru
Junior Miss is $40 plus one good luck ad.
Teen-Miss is $50, plus one good luck ad.
Please visit www.missfloridaforesty.
com/calhoun/for more information. You can
also e-mail me at calhouncountyforesty@ or call Tonya at 762-4561.

Altha Alumni game
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 6p.m.
in the Altha High School gymnasium. All
former Altha School basketball players and
cheerleaders are encouraged to participate.
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 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.

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
business advertisers!

Red Hat Society

lunch schedule
The Rivertown True Believers (Group
1) of the Red Hat Society will meet at 12
noon for lunch one Thursday each month
on the following dates:
Jan. 24: Apalachee Restaurant
Feb. 28: Barnyard Family Restaurant
March 27: Callahan's
April 24: Connie's Kitchen'
May 22: Doobie Brothers BBQ
June 26: El Jalisco
The Red Hat Society is open to women
over the age of 50, who celebrate this
special time of life by donning purple
dresses and red hats. Those under 50 wear
lavender dresses and pink hats. Visitors are
always welcome to join us.
For more information, call Wisa Ramsey
at 674-8204.

Dance, 6 -12 p.m.,
American Legion Hall in Blountstown
Calhoun County Children's Coalition,
9 a.m., W. T. Neal Civic Center



National Birth Defects Prevention Network calls attention to infections and pregnancy

MARIANNA Chipola during and after pregnancy
Healthy Start Coalition is is an important foundation to
joining the National Birth having a healthy baby who
Defects Prevention Network grows up healthy. "Preventing
(Network) to share the message Infections in Pregnancy" is
that a mother's health before, the theme of National Birth
Miss Calhoun Co. Pageant set for Apr. 19
The Miss Calhoun County Pageant Committee would like to invite
your daughter to participate in the 2008 Miss Calhoun County Pageant
as it celebrates its 11th year as an official Miss National Peanut Festival
Preliminary. Winners in the Little Miss and Miss division will advance
to the Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant in October. Contestants
must either live or attend school in Calhoun County and must not have
ever been married or pregnant. Divisions include:
Tiny Miss: 4-5 years
Little Miss: First Grade
Young Miss: Second Grade-10 years
Junior Miss: 11-13 years
Teen Miss: 14-16 years
Miss: 17-21 years (not over 21 by October 1)
Special Awards include: Miss Spirit of Calhoun County The
contestant that raises the most money through raffle ticket and sponsor
ticket sales-will be crowned Miss Spirit of Calhoun County.
People's Choice Award This will be awarded to the contestant
that has the most votes the day of the pageant.
Photogenic One photogenic winner will be selected from each
Essay Award The contestant with the highest essay score will
be awarded the essay award. .
Academic Excellence Award The contestant with the highest
GPAwill be awarded the Academic Excellence Award (must provided
a current report card with GPA)
The pageant is scheduled for April 19 at the Blountstown High
School Auditorium with Tiny-Junior Miss beginning at 2 p.m. (CT)
and Teen and Miss beginning at 6:30 p.m. The entry fee is $60 and
the deadline to enter is March 25 at 6 p.m. Applications are available
at local schools or can be e-mailed to you.
For more information please visit the Miss Calhoun County Web
site at, e-mail miss_, or call 1-850-557-3889 after 3:15 p.m.
(CT). Calls after 8 p.m. (CT) will not be accepted.

Defects Prevention Month this
January, 2008.
Good health habits for
everyone include knowing
your family history and genetic
risks, seeing a doctor, taking
care to not expose yourself to
diseases and managing health
problems. For women, these
habits should also include taking
a multivitamin with 400 mcg of
folic acid daily starting before
she gets pregnant.
"We are excited to be part
of this national awareness
campaign. We hope to reach
women, their families and
health care providers in our

communities with this important
message," said Executive
Director, Janet Spink.
"Women who are pregnant
or planning to get pregnant
need to be especially careful,"
said Katrice Davis, Community
Liaison. "Good habits to avoid
infection include frequent hand
washing, careful handling of
raw meats, staying away from
dirty cat litter, and not handling
pet rodents or their bedding.
Women should also talk with
their doctor about testing for
infections like group B strep
and Hepatitis B. The Network is
working with doctors and other

Easy Company to perform on Jan. 26

Get ready for some good
music and wholesome family
fun! This Saturday evening,
Jan. 26, the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement will once again
present its Cane Grinder's
Hosting the event is home

Cannons, Cornbread

country band, Easy Company,
with Joel Hathaway. Local
talents for the evening include
the bluegrass band, Swiftwater,
Lisa Yon, Bre Pybus, and
Gary Waterson. The Covenant
Quartet, out of town guests,
will provide some of the best
gospel quartet singing you'll

and Candle Light tour Food will be available
n beginning at 5:30 p.m. (CT),
Don't forget to make plans with music beginning at 6:30.
now to attend Torreya State Park's Proceeds go to the renovation
annual Cannons, Cornbread and o e uo lo .
Candlelight Tour Event to be held of the clubhouse (log cabin).
on Saturday, Feb. 2. Come out to hear good music,
Watch for more information eat delicious food, and enjoy
coming soon! good fellowship.

health care providers around
the country to encourage more
education for women about
infections that can harm a baby
before it is born. There are
more than 60 million women of
childbearing age in the United
States. They need to hear this
The Network has over
250 members from all states,
Washington, DC and Puerto
Rico. It collects and exchanges
information about birth defects
and their prevention, encourages
research and provides technical
support to state and local birth
defects monitoring programs. To
learn more about the Network
and Birth Defects Prevention
Month, please visit www.nbdpn.
org. Chipola Healthy Start is
a member of the Network and
works to reduce the occurrence
of low birth weight births and
infant mortality.
Chipola Healthy Start and
your local Care Coordinators are
participating in National Birth
Defects Prevention Month with
presentations and distribution of
information to women and their
health care providers in Calhoun,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and
Washington Counties.
To learn more, please
contact Chipola Healthy Start
at 1-866-591-2852 or kedavis@
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Peanut Producers Asso. seeks National Peanut Board nominees

The Florida Peanut Producers
Association is seeking eligible
peanut producers to come forward
who are interesting in serving on
the National Peanut Board.
Florida Peanut Producers will
hold a nominations election to
select a member and alternate
to the National Peanut Board
(NPB) during the Florida Peanut
Producers Association Annual
Membership meeting on Feb. 21
at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at the Jackson
County Agricultural Complex
on Penn Avenue in Marianna,
Florida. All eligible producers are
encouraged to participate.
Larry Ford of Greenwood
is the current Florida National
Peanut Board member and Michael
Davis of Graceville serves as the
alternate. The term for the current
Florida board member and alternate
expires Dec. 31.
USDA requires two nominees
from each state for each position
of member and alternate. The
National Peanut Board will submit




Special Music
& Concerts
- Come join us for a special
worship service with the Walkers
on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. (ET).
The Walkers have been involved
in full-time music evangelism for
over fifteen years, traveling all
around the United States spreading
the good news of Jesus Christ.
Come enjoy this great morning of
worship with us.
The church is located at 19102
Hwy 12 North.
GOD Naomi and the Segos will
be singing at Page Pond Assembly
of God this Sunday in the 5:30 p.m.
service. You can find more info
on the Web at by
clicking on calendar of events or
call 762-8406. Everyone is invited.
Don't miss this chance to hear one
of gospel music's greats.
CHURCH The Lighthouse
Children's Home will be visiting
the Red Oak Mennonite Church
in Blountstown on Jan. 27 at 5
p.m. There will be singing and
For more information call
Fellowship & Events
CHURCH Everyone is invited
to celebrate the life of Janet Smith
at a memorial service and dinner
on Saturday Jan. 26 at Corinth
Baptist Church in Hosford. The
family and community will share
in a celebration of Mrs. Smith's
life at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary,
after which everyone is invited to

Florida's slate of nominees to the
US Secretary of Agriculture, who
makes the appointments.
The National Peanut Board
encourages inclusion of persons
of any race, color, national origin,
gender, religion, age, disability,
political beliefs, sexual orientation,
and marital or family status. NPB

BBB seeks Torch
Business Bureau Foundation
of Northwest Florida is currently
accepting applications for the
2008 Torch Award for Marketplace
The Torch Award was created to
recognize businesses and charities
that insist on exceptionally high
standards of behavior in dealing
with customers, vendors and
To be considered for the 2008
Torch Award, a company or 501
(c)(3) charity must have been in
business for one year or more
with. the same ownership and

share in a meal with the family in
the Fellowship Hall. Everyone
is encouraged to come and share
this time of remembrance with the
The church is located at 15816
NE Moore Street in Hosford (the
corner of Highway 65 and Moore
Street). Feel free to call 379-8442,
or 379-8522 with any questions.
Truth and Pastor Ron Baker will be
hosting a Ladies Rally on Saturday,
Jan. 26, beginning at 1 p.m. (CT).
Several churches will be involved.
The theme for the Ladies' Rally Is:
"I want it all back!"
If you're ready to take some
"stuff back," such as your peace,
your joy, your health, your family,
your strength, your hopes, your
dreams, or your marriage, it's time
to stand your ground and demand,
"Give me my stuff back!"
Come expecting your miracle!
Since this is a ladies-only rally,
why not fill your car with all your
lady friends, and plan a day out
The rally will consist of a special
Signed Song by the Joyful Hands
Ministries Team entitled, "I Want
ItAll Back!" Praise singing, skits,
special songs, and a power-packed
message by Rev.. Steve Grimsley
will highlight the rally.
Sandra Baker, Ladies Ministries
President for Section II of the
Florida District Ladies Division,
cordially invites you to come and
be part of this great day of victory.
Word of Truth is located on South
Street, which is behind City Tire on
Hwy. 20 West in Blountstown. For
more information, call the church
office at 674-4605.
Food Ministries
- The Bristol Church of God
will have food boxes available to
families in need on Saturday, Jan.
26 at 3 p.m. at the church. These
food boxes are being made available
through the assistance of Seed
Sowers Evangelistic Association,
Operation Compassion and the
Bristol Church of God to help
families in Liberty County.
One box per Liberty Copnty
family please until they are gone.
Call 643-5795 for information.

encourages all persons who qualify
as peanut producers to attend the
meeting and run for nomination.
It is USDA's policy that
membership on industry-government
boards and committees accurately
reflect the diversity of individuals
served by the programs.
The Florida Peanut Producers

Association is the state certified
check-off organization for peanuts
and represents Florida's peanut
producers in the areas of promotion,
research and education.
For more information
please call the Florida Peanut
Producers Association office at
(850) 526-2590.

Award for Marketplace Ethics applicants

may not hold an unsatisfactory
record with your BBB. BBB
Accreditation is not required to
enter, however, applicants must
be physically located within the
BBB of Northwest Florida's
service area: Bay, Calhoun,
Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty,
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
Walton or Washington counties.
Past Torch Award recipients are
eligible after a three-year waiting
The application deadline is
April 4. Award recipients will be
recognized at a series of luncheons

to be held in May.
In addition to the awards
ceremony for businesses and
charities, a total of nine high
school students will be named as
BBB Student Ethics Scholarship
winners and will receive $1,000
scholarships for their commitment
to ethical behavior and personal
Foran application guide and entry
form, suggestions for completing
an application for the Torch Award
or information on the Student
Ethics Scholarship, please visit or
call 1-800-729-9226.

All meetings of the Liberty County Canvassing Board are open to the public and "wiH be
conducted for the Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) in Judge Hosford's conference
room at the Liberty County courthouse located at 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida.
Sealed absentee ballots received for the PPP will be available for public inspection from
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Election Day at the office of the Supervisor of Elections, 10818 NW
SR 20, Bristol, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 101.68(2)(c)2, Florida Statutes, if any elector or candidate present
believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter's certificate,
he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, file with the
canvassing board a protest against the canvass of the ballot, specifying the precinct, the
ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal. A challenge based upon
a defect in the voter's certificate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed
from the mailing envelope.
The Liberty County Canvassing Board will convene at 6:00 p.m. Election Day in Judge
Hosford's conference room at the Liberty County courthouse located at 10818 NW SR 20,
Bristol, Florida.
The absentee ballots will be canvassed, processed through the ballot tabulator and the
canvassing board will perform any other duties that may be prescribed by law. Results,
however, will not be printed until after 7:00 p.m. when polls are closed.
The Canvassing Board will canvass precinct returns on election night following the re-
ceipt of results from each poll. The canvass of provisional ballots cast for the PPP will be
February 1, 2008, at 4:45 p.m. in the office of the Judge Hosford located in the Liberty
County Courthouse. The Canvassing Board will reconvene on February 8, 2008, at 2:00
p.m. if necessary, to canvass absentee ballots from overseas voters and perform any
other duties as prescribed by law.
It may become necessary for the Canvassing Board to reconvene after January 29,
2008, for reasons other than those indicated above. If so, the time and date will be posted
at the office and Web site of the Supervisor of Elections and announced at the conclusion
of the January 29th meeting.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings are
open to the public.

Marcia Wood
Supervisor of Elections
Liberty County, Florida


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Text: Ephesians 5:19

TheArrowAndl I Song
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.
I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?
Long, long afterward, in an oak
Ifound the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song,from beginning to end,
Ifound again in the heart of a friend.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is something spiritual
about music. All music, whether sa-
cred, secular, or satanic, has a mes-
sage. There is something about put-
ting that message to musical notes
that implants it in the brain. This is
why companies pay advertisers mil-
lions for just the right jingle to com-
municate their message about their
So we walk around singing, "I'm
lovin' it" thinking about McDon-
ald's hamburgers. Though it was an
eighties thing, when I hear "I heard
it through the grape vine," I still
think about California Raisins.
Because music is spiritual, an
important part of being Spirit filled
is to worship in song. We are to
sings psalms. The largest book of
the Bible, Psalms, is a collection of
inspired songs that were once sung
as part of the Temple worship. We
are to sing hymns or songs about
God. "Holy, Holy, Holy" would be
an example. We are to sing spiri-
tual songs such as the chorus, "This
Is the Day." We are to "sing and
make music in our heart to the Lord


Thursday, Jan. 24
$6 Per Plate Sliced Boston Butt
$6 Per laten
Your Cooks: Liberty Baked Beans
County Sheriff's Dept. Potato Salad
Call 379-4000 Roll
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.





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The Calhoun Liberty Journal
11493 NW Summers Road, Bristol
Call 643-3333


January 21-27

JANUARY22 Old Farmer's
Ful/li vbfMoon Almanac

Martin Luther Kingr.
Birthday (observed)

tt. Vincent's Day, January 22,
brings this cheerful advice:
"Remember on St. Vincent's Day,
if the sun his beams display,... 'tis
a token bright and clear, of pros-
perous weather all the year." Her-
aided for its weather lore, St. Vin-
cent's Day is still celebrated in


Best day to plant
aboveground crops

Best days to harvest
belowground crops

many winemaking ^ >
towns in Spain and
France. A sunny -
day means that the
sap might begin to
rise in the branches.
Frost on this day presages a de-
layed crop, whether for wine or rye.

2 tablespoons olive oil o ombine olive oil and garlic. Toss cheeses with the
3 cloves garlic, minced flour. Heat the wine in a fondue pot or heavy
1/ pound heese, enamel pan. Do not boil. When the wine is
fontina cheese, -ing
shredded hot, gradually add the cheeses, stinging
1/2 pound provolone, constantly. Continue to stir and add
shredded the oil and garlic, pepper, and kirsch.
3 tablespoons flour Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
1-1/2 cups dry
white wine Keep warm over a candle or warming
pepper, to taste tray and use fondue forks to dip bread
3 tablespoons kirsch cubes into the cheese. MAKES 6 SERVINGS.
Use white vinegar to remove soap film from
showers and tile.
0 A green winter makes a fat churchyard.
On January 23, 1979, Willie Mays was
elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bay County

man charged
one year later

for killing bear
A Bay County man is lodged in the
Bay County Jail, charged with killing
a black bear in Gulf County just before
Christmas 2006.
Robert Stephen Hall, 35, Panama
City, is charged with a third-degree
felony count of killing the bear
on property he and several friends
hunted near the intersection of Bay,
Gulf and Calhoun counties. A third-
degree felony is punishable by up
to a $5,000 fine and up to five years
Black bears are a threatened
species in Florida.
"The investigation took a little
longer than usual, but that's the
way these things work sometimes,"
said Neal Goss, an investigator
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC).
Goss said Hall will be transferred to
the Gulf County Jail.
Meanwhile, FWC authorities say
the reward amount is up to at least
$2,500 for information leading to
the arrest of whoever shot and killed
two bears in Gulf County just before
Christmas 2007. A 195-pound female
was found on SR 20, and a 125-pound
female was found on Jarrott Daniels
Road. The bears were discovered
Dec. 22, 2007.
The reward includes funds from
the FWC's Wildlife Alert Reward
Program, The Humane Society of the
United States and a private individual
in South Florida.
Anyone with information about
who committed the crimes can call
the FWC's Wildlife Alert hotline at
888-404-3922 and may qualify for
a reward if the information leads
to an arrest. Callers can remain
anonymous. The Humane Society
requires both arrest and conviction
for its reward.

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Trace Home celebrated his
fourth birthday Dec. 27 with a
trip to Disney World with his
Mom, Dad and big brother
Bryson. He also celebrated
his big day with his entire
family at Sam Atkins Park
with a Sponge Bob party. He
is the son of Emory and Kim
Home of Blountstown. He
is -the grandson of Vergil &
Deanie Daniels of Blountstown,
Fran Pippin of Panama City,
and Joe and Betty Home of
Wewahitchka. Trace loves
to play with trains, ride his
jeep while racing with Bryson
and he loves to play ball with
his Grandaddy, Daddy, and

Cory "Rhett" Batson celebrat-
ed his first birthday on Jan.
12. He is the son of Chris and
Stacy-Batson of Bristol. His
maternal grandparents are
Angie and William Tucker,
and Archie and Marilyn Har-
ris, all of Bristol. Paternal
grandparents are Coy Tucker
and Joyce Elaine Batson,
"both of Wewahitchka. Mater-
nal great-grandparents are
Ivey and Diane Sloan of Al-
tha, and Mary and Ed Tew of
Clarksville. Rhett enjoys play-
ing with his sisters, Brianna
and Keira and spending time
with friends and family. He
had a Tonka Party on Jan. 19
with family and friends.

Ridge Lucas Faircloth cel-
ebrated his second birthday
on Dec. 1. He is the son of
Ryan and April Faircloth of
Bristol. His grandparents are
Donnie and Annette Phillips
of Telogia and Rickey and
Donna Faircloth of Bristol.
His great-grandparents are
Raymond and Margaret Fair-
cloth of Bristol, Wright and
Joyce Alexander of Crawford-
ville. Ridge's favorite hobby
is making memories with his
cousins Noelle, Channing
and Allie. He also loves being
King of Faircloth Hill.

Kaymen Dashawn Baker will
be celebrating his first birth-
day on Jan. 26. He is the son
of Kenya L. Baker and Felicia
S. Baker of Tallahassee. His
grandparents are Clifford E.
Sewell and Glenda M. Sewell
of Hosford and Larry and Lin-
da Baker of Blountstown. His
great-grandmother is Cassie
Pullam of Bristol. Kaymen
enjoys playing with his big
brother, Kayne.

Jacob Creamer will be cel-
ebrating his seventh birthday
on Jan. 26. He is the son of
Stacey and Jon Creamer, and
the big brother'of Savannah.
His proud grandparents are
Jimmy and Carolyn Creamer
of Eastpoint, Everett and the
late Faye Matthews of Tal-
lahassee. Jacob loves to go
hunting with his dad, play out-
side with his little sister and
spend time with his friends.

Michelle Beck will be cel-
ebrating her 41st birthday on
Feb. 12. She is the daughter
of John and Jeanette Beck of
Leon County. Her daughter
is Amber Rabon of Madison
County. Michelle is pictured
with Takai, a black lab that
she is training to become a
service dog for Canine Com-
panions for Independence.

Sara Catherine Brown will
be celebrating her fourth
birthday on Jan. 27 with her
family. She is the daughter
of Doyle and Beth Brown of
Hosford. Her grandparents
are Bob and Ruth Pickron of
Bristol and Sonny and Pau-
line Brown of Hosford. Sara
Catherine enjoys playing with
Barbies and baby dolls with
her sisters. She also enjoys
Moon Sand and PlayDoh.

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long skill. Experienced
teacher. Degree in
piano performance.
Call 643-4718

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Dayna Ramsey (Fr, 6-0, Bristol,
FL), a freshman middle blocker
from Pensacola Junior College,
has earned FCCAA Defensive
-Player of the'Week honors for
the second time. During a game
against Gulf Coast Community
College, Ramsey had 16 total
blocks. In 3 recent matches, she
had 27 blocks with an average of
2.25 blocks per game.

Bela's Forist & Gifts

Wedding Equipment & Tux Rental
Fresh and Silk arrangements
Sympathy pieces

in Blountstown city limits
j Call 674-4811 or 674-4455
20737 Central Ave. SE Blountstown
Located across from the new Wakulla Bank

Jacob Creamer, 6, of Bristol
killed his first buck while hunt-
Ing with. his Dad in Calhoun
County Jan. 14. He killed the
spike with one shot from over
100 yards without any as-
sistance from his Dad. This
is Jacob's second deer this
season. Jacob is the son of.
Stacey and Jon Creamer.

Baseball, tee-ball
& softball league
signups Jan. 26
The Liberty County Recreation
Department will hold its registra-
tion day for little league baseball,
softball and tee-ball for the upcom-
ing year. Sign ups will be held at
Veterans Menforial Park Civic
Center Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m. A copy of your
child's birth certificate will be
required upon sign up. All inter-
ested coaches shall be subject to
background screening and finger-
printing through the Department
of Juvenile Justice. Cost of finger-
printing will be $30.
Age groups will be as follows:
Dixie Major ages 12 and under;
AAA ages 10 and under; AA ages
8 and under; tee-ball ages 4-6; and
girls softball ages 7-9 and 10-12.
Children whose 13th birthday
falls on or after May 1 are not eli-
gible. Registration for all ages will
be $50 per child.
For more information, contact
Richie Smith or Joe Ferolito at

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.

Hyrum Wahlquist killed an 8
GAINEY KILLS 9 POINT point Jan. 12. He is the son of
Mike Gainey of Bristol dis- Patrick and Lynne Wahlquist
plays the 9 point buck he of Bristol. Hyrum is 11 years
killed recently in northwest old and attends W.R. Tolar
part of Liberty County. K-8 School.

Michael and Beth Bag-
gett of Altha are proud
to announce the birth
of their daughter, Hollie
McKayla Baggett, born
on Dec. 26, 2007. She
weighed 6 lbs. and 9
oz. and measured 19
1/2 inches long. She
has two older brothers,
Matthew Hazelwood, 5
and Austin Baggett, 3.
Maternal grandparents
are Vince and Betsy
Kaufman of Altha. Pa-
ternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Debra Bag-
gett of Altha.

Cortney Williams is
proud to announce
the birth of her son,
Caden Jeremiah
Williams, born on
Oct. 1, 2007 at Capi-
tol Regional Medical
Center. He weighed .
8 lbs. and 8 oz. and 40% u'
measured 20 inchesMa

are Troy and Denise .
Williams of Sumatra 16 1
and Claudia Bateman of Blairsville, GA. Great-grandparents
are Linda Stewart of Sumatra, Elizabeth and Bobby Northcutt
of Texas, Troy Williams Sr. of Apalachicola, Roy and Shirley
Bateman of Blairsville, Dave and Donna Bledsoe of Virginia.
He was welcomed home by his Uncle Preston and Aunt

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Landowner tired of losing hunting days and

cleaning up after hunting dogs & their owners

To the editor:
If you would be so kind as to
relay the below sentiments to the
persons whom I believe feel as
though they can use the excuse
that because a dumb dog can't
read posted signs it makes it okay
to hunt other people's land.
I don't feel that I am the
ignorant one here! He is the one
hiding behind ignorance! Grow-
up! Cattle don't have free grazing
rights, just like dogs don't have
free hunting rights.
I own three tracts of land.
The first is my home place. Dog
owners feel that I should pick
up my trash when their dogs
scatter it, I should scoop up their
crap when they deposit it in my
yard. I should also replace my
15 chickens their dogs killed with
no ill feelings toward the dog, or
dog owner. My chickens have no
rights, after all dogs will be dogs!
I have 100 acres on Telogia
Creek that has been in the family
for at least 60 years. We have
planted food plots, paid taxes,
and put out corn feeders. But for
the last 52 years, neither me nor
my family have been able to hunt
without interference from dog
hunters. Not even one day!
We can't bow hunt, because it's




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dog training season, we can't hunt
during regular season for dogs
for the hunting clubs around us.
The several thousand acres they
have leased is just not enough for
them, and just like other dogs,
they can't read or know they are
on private land!
We can't muzzleload hunt
after dog season because those
responsible dog hunters turn their
"sorry" dogs that they don't want
to feed the rest of the year out to
run wild.
The third tract of land I have is
160 acres along the Ochlocknee
River. As far as Mr. Mercer's

Funds sought to enable 10 kids to go

Students and parents working

hard for Washington, D.C. trip
To the editor:
The 2008 Eighth Grade Class graduating from W.R. Tolar School
will be taking an educational, parent sponsored five-day trip to
Washington, D.C. this year to celebrate this milestone in their life.
This trip will be both educational and memorable for our children.
Registration for the trip began in September, 2007. The students and
parents that have registered for the trip are participating in organized
fundraisers to offset the expense of the trip for their children. It has
come to our attention, however, that there are 10 students whom the
eighth grade teachers have identified as worthy, but unable to attend,
due to financial circumstances in their families. (Worthy, defined by
the effort that the student puts forth in school, discipline and attitude,
participation, etc.)
After one admirable teacher offered to pay Y2 the cost for one child
to attend, if we could find someone else to sponsor the other half,
we, as parents, decided to undertake an initiative to raise scholarship
monies to sponsor these children, with hopes of sponsoring all 10 of
these deserving young people. Unfortunately, time is of the essence
with reservations needing to be made for these children by mid-
The cost per child is $719. We are requesting that those who
thrive in this community and serve in this community help us in this
worthwhile endeavor. I know that you are called on often to donate
to worthwhile causes, but I encourage you to be as generous as you
feel you can be.
While our children will learn much and build many life-long
memories on this trip, perhaps the greatest lesson and memory of
all will be that of a community that stepped up to make a difference
in their life or the life of their friend, to understand what it means to
contribute and invest in the community in which you live; a memory
that will perhaps carry over into their adulthood, yielding adults who
will remember your act of compassion and charity and do likewise
when opportunities arise in their lives.
Your generosity at any level is greatly appreciated. Please make
checks payable to: Eight Grade Fundraiser, write "Sponsor" in the
memo field, and mail to: Eighth Grade Fundraiser, Attn: Robin M.
Hatcher, P.O. Box 173, Bristol, FL 32321 or deliver to Robin Hatcher
at Bristol City Hall.
Robin M. Hatcher
On Behalf of Concerned Parents,
8th Grade Class

story about the dogs on Lundy
Lane, at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, I
personally was sitting in my
deer stand on Lundy Lane about
150 yards from the Blue Creek
Road. But no dogs came from
that direction!
As far as the other misfortunate
dogs that he mentioned, he should
have cross bred his "dumb" dogs
with them. My brother owns
about 220 acres near mine and has
spent about $30,000 dollars to put
up a high fence to keep the dogs
out, and he still has problems with
dogs. This new breed of dog was
able to teach one another how to
hold up the fence while the other
dogs ran under. I would send
you pictures of this amazing feat,
but law enforcement officers lost
'them in the controversy!
We have gone through a lot
of expense and labor to keep
dogs off our land. We have had
gates pushed over and expensive
key pads smashed because dog
hunters feel they should be free
to pass on our posted private land
in search of their dumb dogs who
can't read signs. It is the dog
owners that are the problem, not
the dogs! If your dogs get on
someone's land, accidentally, or
not, you the dog owner are
the one breaking the law, not the
land owner.
You told the FWC that I killed
your dogs, and they turned up
alive. I haven't broken any laws.
May I offer you a little food
for thought...if you don't want
problems with me, keep your
dogs off my land!
By the way, your club's dogs
were on my land the Saturday
before Jan. 6th, and the Saturday
after Jan. 6th. That is three
Saturdays in a row! And I doubt
that will be the last time. That is
the way this ignorant boy counts!
How many times do you expect
forgiveness for the same thing?
Anyway, I lose about 15 to
20 days of hunting every year
because of dogs. It's getting
pretty old. How many days
of hunting does your club lose
because of me? NONE. Show
me the same respect!
If your hunting practices
infringe on other's rights you may
need to change your practices.
That is your responsibility, not
your dogs!
Monroe Peddie, Hosford




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Liberty Chamber of Commerce holds annual meeting

Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough (right)
was the guest speaker at Monday's annual Liberty
County Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at
Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Prough
spoke about the transition the school has gone
through, growing from a community college into a
four-year university. He also discussed the many
links the college has with Liberty County, ranging
from business to educational. A display of aerial
photos of the county (below left) were shown as
members visited after the dinner.




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Other offices up for re-election
include Clerk of Court, Sheriff,
Property Appraiser, Elections
Supervisor, along with the District
1 and 2 seats on the Liberty
County School Board.
Six new candidates have come
forward to add their names to
those planning to run.
Charles McCroan Jr. has filed
his intent to make another run
for the job of Calhoun County
Sheriff. Incumbent David Tatum

has already announced that he
will seek another term at the
county's top law enforcement
Thomas G. Flowers and
Clifford "Jeff" O'Brian are
joining Tammy S. Rushing in the
race for the District 5 spot on the
Calhoun County Commission.
Jeral R. Hall Sr. will be running
for the District 3 seat on the
Calhoun County Commission.
Steve Mears Jr. is seeking the
District I spot on the Calhoun

County School Board.
Incumbent Terrill L. Stone will
seek another term running the
Property Appraiser's office.
Other offices up for re-election
include Clerk of Court, Property
Appraiser, Elections Supervisor,
the District 4 spot on the Calhoun
County School Board and the
District 1 seat on the Calhoun
County Commission.
The Primary Election will be
held Aug. 26, with the General
Election following on Nov. 4.

Weight Down Group changes meeting day
They Weight Down Group Monday to Wednesday mornings
sponsored by the Liberty County at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial
Extension Service and the Liberty Park Civic Center.
County Healthy Department, Weight Down focuses on
Healthy Communities Program physical activity and healthy
has changed its meeting day from eating.
Diabetes class planned Monday, Jan. 28
Learn more about diabetes at taught by a Registered Dietician
a meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 at and Certified Diabetes Educator.
Veterans Memorial Civic Center Call 643-2415, extension 245 or
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Classes will be 643-2229 to register.

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On the January 29th ballot, Calhoun County voters will be asked to
vote for or against the 1/2 cents sales tax for the Calhoun County School

Important facts:

Sales tax would be collected for a 10-year period beginning Jan. 1,
As much as possible of the current two mill discretionary
capital outlay tax will be replaced by the V2 cent sales tax.
Based oh 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
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.

This guide was prepared, submitted, and paid for by Calhoun County
School Board as a service to the voters.








The top teachers and employees of the year
for each work site in the Liberty County School
System have been selected. Candidates were
nominated at each school and the winners
were determined by vote. All winners will be
recognized at the Feb. 12 Liberty County
School Board meeting and will be honored at
the school system's banquet on April 18th. The
district Teacher and Employee of the Year will
be selected from this group. Those winners will
be named in February.




Northwest Florida Beef Conference set for Feb. 7

The Northwest Florida Beef
Conference & Trade Show
will be .held on. Thursday,
Feb. 7 at the Agriculture
Conference Center located
behind- the Jackson County
Extension Office just north of
I-10 at exit 136 in Marianna,
Florida. Registration and the
Trade Show will open at 8

a.m. (CT) and the program
will get started at 9 a.m. The
program will conclude with a
Steak Lunch at 12:30 p.m..
This year the focus of the
Conference will be on Drought
Management. Four major
topics of discussion will be
presented at the Conference.
Dennis Hancock, University of

Georgia Forage Specialist, will
discuss Pasture Management
during long term drought to
help producers adjust their
stocking rate, use optimal
grazing techniques, make
wise use of fertilization, and
emergency forage crops. Curt
Lacey, University of Georgia
Livestock Economist,. will

focus on Drought Economics.
Producers may be forced to
make a number of difficult
choices with rising input
costs, and reduced income
do to herd liquidation.' Dr.'
Lacey will provide some
suggestions on herd reduction,
as well as some marketing
strategies and the tax laws

Propagation by grafting workshop to be held on Feb.- 18

Here is your rare chance to
learn how to propagate fruit
and nut trees! The University
of Florida and the Jackson
County Master Gardeners will
be sponsoring a workshop all
about propagation by grafting..
Franklin County Extension
Agent, Roy Carter has been
doing this for several years
and will be coming to Jackson
County to teach you how. It
will be an evening class of
about two hours in which you
will have instruction as well as
a hands-on experience grafting
trees. Each paid participant
will go home with their two
grafted fruit trees, the memory
of a unique experience and some
educational material in case they
forget how!
The program is scheduled for
February 18th from 6:00 PM to
approximately 8:00 PM at the
Jackson County Agricultural
Complex at 2741. Penn Ave in
Marianna. The program will be
held outside in the 4-H Pavilion
on the north side of the building.

If it is just too cold, it will be so, if you are interested, you
held in meeting room "B" right must register and pay the $25
next door. fee no later than Jan. 31. The
Supplies need to be ordered ;class will be open' to the first

Covenant Hospice 2008 Garden Gala
MARIANNA~- Covenant 'celebrates fall gardening and the
Hospice is seeking volunteers arts. Guests will enjoy dinner,
and committee members for it entertainment and auctions.
third annual Garden Gala, coming The-.Kick Off Meeting for the
this September. The Garden Gala 2008 Garden Gala on Thursday,

Continuing education courses set at Chipola
MARIANNA--Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses
in the coming weeks.
The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel
and Family Child Care Home are scheduled: Child Abuse & Neglect,
Feb. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth & Development, Feb. 2, 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Feb. 4 & 6, 6 to 9
p.m.; Health, Safety & Nutrition, Feb. 9, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and
Regulations (center), Feb. 11& 13, 6 to 9 p.m.; Prd-School Appropriate
Practices, March 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.rm.; Special Needs Appropriate
Practices, March 8, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs range from $17 to $43
depending on length of course. :
A Real Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Feb.
2, 3, 16, 17, March 1, 2, 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 pn. ,Gistis .$250.
An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will nimet Mondays
and Wednesdays, March 10 through April 23 from 5:30 to,7:30 p.m..
Cost is $64.

twenty paid registrants. This
is a great opportunity so if you
are interested in grafting, call
850-482-9620 soon.

Kick Off Meeting
January 24 at Covenant Hospice
in the downstairs conference
room. It will begin at 5:30 p.m.
For more information please
call Jennifer Griffin at (850)
482-8520 or email to jennifer.
Celebrating 25 years of keeping
the promise, Covenant Hospice
is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to providing
comprehensive, compassionate
services to patients and loved
ones during times of life-limiting
illnesses. The focus of Covenant
Hospice is to enable its patients
to live as fully and comfortably
as possible, to provide dignified
palliative care, to assist patients'
loved ones in coping with end-of-
life issues and the eventual death
of the patient, and to improve care
for all patients at the end of their
lives by example and education.

that provide protection of this
income. The third speaker
will be Darrell Rankin,
who will discuss Drought
Feeding with Limited Hay.
Depending on the rainfall that
2008 brings, cattlemen may
need to provide additional
.nutrition to keep their herd
productive. Dr. Ranking will
offer advice on how to stretch
your forage supply and keep
your herd productive with off
farm purchased feeds. The
final topic will be focused on
Drought Toxicities. Doug
Mayo, Jackson County
Extension Agent, will discuss
how crops like corn, sorghum,
and millet can become toxic
during drought conditions.
Mayo will also discuss toxic
plants to be aware of as forage
supplies become low.
The Beef Conference also
features a trade show of
business representatives that
offer goods and services to
cattle producers in the region.
Time will be provided to visit
with these representatives to
learn about new products and
suggestions they have for beef
cattle operations.
For more information on
the Beef Conference, contact
Doug Mayo 850-482-9620 or
on the Internet http://jackson.



There was a time when people took to the streets to march for
change; Monday, marchers gathered to recognize the changes
brought about by Rev. Martin Luther King years ago. The
annual march, held on State Road 20 in Blountstown, in honor
of King's birthday, keeps alive the memory of the man who

Chipola College to offer Robyn Parrish-Hill,
special education teacli
nursing assistant class atBlountstownElement;
School, cut off nearly
MARIANNA-Application deadline for Chipola foot of hair to donate to t
College's Certified Nursing Assistant program is Jan. "Locks of Love" progra
22. which provides wigs1
Applicants must submit an application, questionnaire sick children. April Sto
and TABE test scores by this date. The CNA program is of "Headz Up and Na
designed to prepare students for employment as nursing for You" cut Hill's hair a
assistants, or to provide supplemental training for persons gave her a new shorter'(
previously or currently employed in these occupations.
Upon completion, the graduate will be prepared to care
for patients in the hospital or nursing home.
The 120-hour program will meet Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classroom
-meetings will take place on the college campus, with
clinical experiences in Marianna health facilities.
The class will be limited to 24 students. Upon
completion of the course, students will be eligible to take
the NACE (Nursing Assistant Certification Exam), written
and clinical, for a fee of $93.
Financial Aid may be available through One-Stop,
Chipola Foundation or Workforce Development.
For information, call 850-718-2316.

fought segregation and led the struggle for racial equality in
America. This year's march brought together different races as
well as different generations. The marchers included Dr. C.L.
Wilson, shown at left, and 10-year-old Brittney Davis, pictured

4-H Blitz planned March 1
Saturday, March 1, from 9-3:30 is the day to explore
what the 4-H program has to offer. Join other 4-H'ers
and their friends from around the district to make new
friends, discover your potential, gain leadership skills,
attend interesting workshops and have fun!
Experience the world around a 4-H Blitz as you explore
4- H opportunities at the UF Research Center in Gadsden
Youth led workshops include:
Speak Out! (Public speaking)
Fun in the Sun (recreation & team building)
Mock Legislature (just like in Tallahassee at the
Design A Pot (arts & crafts)
Followed by District III Community Service Health
Fair! Fun Fun Fun
This is open to all youth ages 8-13 (as of Sept.1,
Admission is $5 (includes lunch and workshop
You do not have to be a 4-H'er to attend this event.
Parents if you're wondering what 4-H is and would like
to get your child/children involved, contact the Liberty
County Extension Office at 643-2229 before Friday, Feb.
22 and register your child/children for this event.


Minutes from the Dec. 11 Liberty

County School Board meeting

Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting Dec. 11, 2007
as recorded by the board secretary
Meeting was called to order
by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Mem-
bers present at the meeting were
Tommy Duggar, Roger Reddick,
James Flowers, Darrel Hayes,
Kyle Peddie and Superintendent
David Summers.
1. The prayer was offered by
Hayes and the Pledge of Alle-
giance was led by Reddick.
2. Linda Edenfield, District
Level Secretary, was recognized
for her 30 years of service to the
Liberty County School Board.
3. Greg Solomon spoke with
the Board members regarding his
4. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to adopt the agenda
with emergency items.
A. Approval of Minutes
*November 13, 2007
*November 20, 2007
B. Payment of Bills for Novem-
ber, 2007
C. Principals Reports for No-
vember, 2007
D. Financial Statements for
November, 2007
E. Budget Amendments
110-01, 370-01, 340-01, 420-01
Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve above
consent items.
1. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
Liberty County School Board
Internal Funds Financial State-
ments and Audit for 2006-07 Fis-
cal Year.
2. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve revised
salaries for Superintendents and
School Board Members.
3. Deleted.
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
requests for students to attend
Liberty County Adult School and
to take the GED after completion
of required coursework.
5. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
request for permission to change
the following School Board Poli-
*9.30 Use of Facilities
*5.20 Student Assignment
*6.501 Leave Application
6. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
request for permission to create
Paraprofessional position at Early
Learning Center.
1. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and, carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Zandra Graham to
receive the Dual Enrollment Sup-
2. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
the following employees for Fam-
ily Reading Nights:
*Laurie Brandon
*Brenda Green
*Stephanie Shuler
*Terah Rudd
3. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and
carried unani mously to approve
recommendation of Jared Day as
Hospital/Homebound Teacher on
an as-needed basis for 2007-08

school year.
4. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve re-
quest from Erica Nobles for leave
of absence (educational) begin-
ning January 4, 2008 through
June 4, 2008.
5. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
request from Mamie Beach for an
.extension of her maternity leave
of absence to extend through
June 4, 2008.
6. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation to accept letter
of intent to enter the DROP Pro-
gram from Carolyn Shuler effec-
tive December 1, 2007.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to remove from the
table request for permission to ad-
vertise changes in Liberty County
School Board Policies Chapter I
and Chapter II.
9. At the request of the Fi-
nance Department, Peddie re-
quested that the Board meetings
for December, 2007 and April,
2008 be changed from the sec-
ond Tuesday of the month to the
third Tuesday of the month and
the Board agreed to that change.
(This request was made because
of the billing cycle during these
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
selection of Peter R. Brown Con-
struction as Construction Manag-
er for the LCHS ROTC and class-
room addition project.
2. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Marc McCa-
skill as Interim District Level Di-
rector of Maintenance and Trans-
portation to be effective 12-12-07
for the remainder of the fiscal
3. Motion was made by Dug-
gar and seconded by Hayes to
accept letter of retirement/resig-
nation from Ernestine Hires effec-
tive January 31, 2008: For motion:
Peddle, Hayes, Duggar, Flowers.
Against motion: Reddick.
4. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to adopt
Resolution regarding Sunshine
State Standards for Science.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meet-

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Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation.
With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead
exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to
transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead.
With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption
for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new
homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous
homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if
the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must
have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the
previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a
lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred
benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property, This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement,
as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of
ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school
district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a
vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather
than as currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29,
2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in
November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real
property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special
election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision
is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.


JANUARY 29, 2008





Property Tax Exemptions: Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation. With respect to homestead property, this
revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to
transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this
revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases thq homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not
apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our'Homes benefits. Homestead property owners will be able to transfer their
Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead;
except, if this revision is approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008,
the previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the previous one,
the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be
reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible personal property. This provision applies
to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent each year. Property will be assessed at
just value following an improvement, as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership
or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective
January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than $25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property
taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment provides for assessment of homesteads
"at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a
special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of
2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is
approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision is approved in the
general election held in November of 2008.





Jan. 24 -
A variety
vegetables c
choice of loI
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7 & Liberty
Jan. 30, 2008
of fruits and
r fruit juice and a
fat or whole milk
ith all meals.



Breakfast Grilled ham &
cheese, oatmeal, juice.

Breakfast. Grits with toast,
scrambled eggs, ham,

Breakfast: Sausage &
gravy biscuit, potato Jo
Jo's, juice.

Breakfast Ham, egg, &
cheese biscuit, oatmeal,

Breakfast French toast
sticks, ham, juice.


(Pre-K thru 5th)

Lunch: Roasted turkey,
mashed potatoes, gravy,
green beans, peaches.

Lunch: Sausage pizza,
peas & carrots, fruit.

Lunch: Chicken & cheese
quesadilla, fiesta rice, corn
on the cob, applesauce.
cheese sub.

Lunch: Corndog, french
fries, salad, fruit. ALTER-
NATE: Fish sandwich.

Lunch: Oven fried chicken,
mashed potatoes, gravy
carrots, dinner roll. AL-
TERNATE: County fried
All menus are subject to change

Laban Bontrager, DMD
Bristol, Phone 643-5417


Seniors, it is time to begin
applying for scholarships.
Guidance has listed several with
their deadlines:
Music Scholarships at
Chipola College, auditions are
Thursday, Feb. 28, March 20,
and April 24.
Troy University, Dothan
campus only- deadline is March
Florida Association of
Realtors- deadline is March 7.
Body by Milk Scholarship-
deadline is March 7.
Also, Chipola College is
awarding a scholarship to a student
majoring in Visual Arts, Music or
Theatre. It will go to a Calhoun
County student for next school
year. Please see Mrs. Waller
in Guidance for more details
concerning these scholarships.
There is going to be an FAFSA

Picture trom left, Sanara waiter guidance, Loraine iviclenan -
vocational guidance, Samuel Hurtado and Duane Barber BHS
principal. Hurtado was recently awarded a $10,000 'Take Stock in
Children" scholarship.

workshop sponsored by Sally
Mae about "Paying for College"
on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Sallie
Mae Servicing Center in Lynn
Haven from 6:15 8:30 p.m.
They will be helping students
and parents fill out their Free
Application for Federal Student

Aid (FAFSA). For any questions,
call 767-7151 or 767-7340.
Samuel Hurtado a 9th grader
at BHS has' been awarded a
$10,000 "Take Stock in Children"
scholarship. Take Stock in

Children is a non-profit program
administered by the Calhoun
County Take Stock in Children
Leadership Council providing
scholarships, mentors, and hope
to deserving youth in Calhoun
County. The committee would
like to thank everyone who
has made a contribution and
encouraged others a difference
in a young person's life.
Star Labs are back! Star Labs
have begun at BHS once again
with Dr. Henderson and will
be meeting at Sam Atkins Park
on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Science
students are encouraged to attend
for a unique time of learning and
for extra credit.
BHS baseball hats are now
available for $10. See Mrs.
Vincent in Guidance or Coach
Gillespie to purchase yours

BHS announces second nine weeks honor roll

On Friday, Jan. 18, Blountstown
High School held a brief Honor
Assembly to recognize the following
students who made the honor roll.
These students are as follows:
A Honor Roll
Ninth grade Junicia
Baker, Tasheana Brown, Katelin
McFarland, Kristen Peacock, Travis
Pittman, Karis Smith, Hayley
Sumner, Christopher Wolfram,
Cody Baldwin, Stewart Herendon,
David Leonard, Makynzie O'Bryan,

Harlea Perdue, Cameron Smith,
Stephanie Stapleton, and Brett
Tenth grade Ashley Adams,
Jessica Collier, Rachael King,
Xin Yi Tang, Allison Wroblewski,
Tarak Amin, Jacob Hardin, Laura
Stoltzfus, and Maria Trejo.
Eleventh grade Shelby
Godwin, Daniel Leonard, Max
Herndon, and Valerie States.
Twelfth grade Jessica
Bontrager, Samantha Dwiggins,

Trista Johnson, Tia Miller, Caitlin
Sanders, Nic Stoltzfus, Kaylin
Bontrager, Devon Fowler, Allison
Jones, and Lydia Simpkins.
A B Honor Roll
Ninth grade Cherie Baggett,
Caitlyn Crocker, Tyler Daniels,
Morgan Davis, Mercedez Gammon,
Deeanna Grimes, Morgan Huggins,
Caroline Johnson, Joshua Knight,
Rufus Lee, Eliya Margrill, James
McClellan, Dillon Shinberger,
Ann Silcox, Alexandria Smith,

JANUARY 29, 2008


(Vote for One)
... Rudy Giuliani
Mike Huckabee
d'' Duncan Hunter

Alan Keyes
: John McCain
C .'; Ron Paul
C <.- Mitt Romney
<('> Tom Tancredo
.:; Fred Thompson

NO. 1
Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation.
With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead
exemption except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to
transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead.
With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption
for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for specified
nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new
homestead within 1 year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous
homestead; except, it this revision is approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if
the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous homestead must
have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the
previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a
lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred
benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authonzes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement,
as defined by general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of
ownership or control if provided by general law. This limitation does not apply to school
district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1,2019, unless renewed by a
vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather
than as currently provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29,
2008, or to take effect January 1,2009, if approved in the general election held in
November of 2008. The limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real
property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision is approved in a special
election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this revision
is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.

<:> YES


Selena Williams, Cassandra Woods,
Shayn Baggett Taylor Brantley-
Curl, Brina Davys, Eurica Engram,
Montoya Garret Kenneth Hopkins,
Samuel Hurtado, Jahnice Jones,
Shay'brisha Koonce, Amanda
Lunsford, Sawyer Maxwell, Jacy
Richards, Joseph Shiver, Ke'ondre
Simpson, Genny Starr, and Patrick
Tenth grade Austin Aycock,
Cory Baldwin, Jessie Davis, Skyla
Davis, Alex Deason, Treazure
Engram, Blake Garrett, Hellena
Johnson, Michael Leonard, Jason
Money, Tyler Prowant, Zackary
Segers, Virginia Baker, Lesa Corlett,
Stafford Dawson, ,Kelby Durham,
Hira Farooqi, Jeremiah Harden,
John Jourdan, Tyler McClellan,
Cody Paquette, Quincy Segers,
Natasha Shiver, Kayler Shuler,
John Tharpe, Allison Slongo, and
Vincent Vickers.
Eleventh grade Joy Armitage,
Shane Bailey, Colton Bush, Emily
Davis, Samantha Ferguson, Joshua
Godwin, Ashlea Hester, Jimmy
Jackson, Alisha Strawn, Demarco
Johnson, Evelyn Lindsey, Andrea
Nunn, Ariel Savell, Jasmine
Simmons, Evelyn Smith,
Kimberley Taylor, Ellen Williams,
Kayla Arrant, Shirane Baker,
Anthony Corker, Lauren Davis,
Ryan -Frye, Monica Guilford,
Cherie Hires, Jeffery Jenkins,
William Johnson, Christina Mears,
Shanda Reese, Marlee Sherrod,
Alexandria Smith, and Carolyn
Van Lierop.
Twelfth grade Chavonte
Baker, J. Larin Brady, Curtisha
Burkes, Kimberly Clemons, Dana
Clark, Jessica Cantu, Lisa Danley,
Satyria Everett, Molly Fagen,
Erin Glass, Lane Golden, Brandi
Greene, Kelly Hall, Carlos Hall,
Melissa Howland, John Layfield,
Britton Leach, William Leonard,
Samantha Lewis, Jared Lilly,
Jonathan Lockhart, Rocio Lopez,
Chris Martin, Joseph Maxwell,
Bradley Owens, Ricky Mercer,
Meagan Parrish, Kaitlin Peacock,
Jonathan Sumner, Amy Reid, Ron
Van Lierop, Matt Vincent, John
Yon, and Ashley Whitfield.



A wake-up call for Florida

At home over the holidays, I
heard everyday from Floridians
about our troubling state
economy. In Florida, we are
experiencing a serious insurance
crisis; our property tax system
is in need of responsible,
substantive changes; our local
governments face extreme budget
shortfalls; and we are staring
down a possible recession. Now
back in Washington, I hear
everyday about our troubling
national economy. Our dollar is
way down; our national debt is
way up; the subprime mortgage
market is collapsing; and we are
staring down a possible recession.
Sound familiar?
In 2001, President Bush took
office with an advantage that
few presidents have enjoyed:
a 10-year budget surplus of
$5.6 trillion. On his watch, this
surplus has vanished, and in its
place, we have record deficits,
a rising mountain of debt now
exceeding $9 trillion, and a
struggling economy. We are
facing an economic emergency
because of this Administration's
irresponsible and failing economic
policies over the last seven years,
which have trickled down to our
Both the state of Florida
and the federal government, at
the recommendation of many
economic experts, are now
considering economic stimulus
packages to provide a quick boom
to our struggling economy. Yes,
we need to target specific needs in
our waning economy in the short
term, but this must be coupled
with long term solutions. Our
fiscal and economic problems,
both on the st. .and national

situation. We cannot support
our country's priorities if we are
flat-out broke.
Restoring our fiscal integrity
and strengthening our economy
affect everything we do.
Comptroller General Walker's
nationwide Fiscal Wake-Up.
Tour stopped in North Florida
to educate us on this fact and to
remind us all that in order to deal
with our fiscal challenges we need
leadership and forward thinking
at the very top: a president who
will look at the big budget picture
and tackle this problem head on
in a bipartisan way.
While the presidential
candidates have. focused on
the short term problems with
our economy, none of these
candidates to date are talking
about ways to deal with our long
term fiscal challenges.
The solutions will not be easy,
but this-is a national conversation
that we must have if we want
our country to remain strong
and free. If we do not have
a president who is willing to
solve our fiscal situation and our
economic problems in a bipartisan,
responsible, and effective way,
then the consequences we are
currently facing will become
exceedingly worse.
I encourage the people of
Florida to heed the warnings of
our esteemed Comptroller General
and engage our presidential
candidates in this debate. The
situation may seem bleak, but if
we all demand that attention be
brought to this cause, then we
can bring about a solution that is
practical and will most benefit the
American people and our great

Congressman Allen Boyd

levels, cannot be dealt with only
in the short term.
As U.S. Comptroller
General David Walker said in
Tallahassee on January 14, our
fiscal challenges are even worse
than advertised over the long
term. Walker indicated that
without a change of economic
and budgetary course, every
single household in America
will owe $455,000 to finance
our country's liabilities and the
promises we have made under
the Medicare and Social Security
As a fiscal conservative and
budget hawk, I have been talking
for years about the need for strict
budget controls, such as pay-
as-you-go rules and spending
caps, and responsible entitlement
reform to make the Medicare and
Social Security programs solvent
for years to come. While most
people will agree that these are
important efforts, they would
rather focus on issues that they
consider more pressing, whether
it be the war in Iraq, healthcare,
or immigration. What they do
not see is that all of those serious
issues are related, to our fiscal

Fiscaf Wake-Up Tour comes to Leon Co.

TALLAHASSEE-Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) hosted a forum in Tallahassee
to discuss our nation's unsustainable fiscal policy
and the problems it will pose for all Americans
if this policy is not addressed. The forum, held
at Tallahassee Community College, is part of
the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, a nationwide series of
town hall meetings on the country's long term
fiscal challenges.
Congressman Boyd was joined at the forum
by U.S. Comptroller General and head of the
Government Accountability Office, David Walker,
as well as Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition,
Paul Cullinan of.the Brookings Institution, and
Brian Riedl of the Heritage Foundation. During
the panel discussion, all of the participants cited
the need to correct the large imbalance between
our country's expenditures and revenues.
"The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour recognizes that
better public awareness of our fiscal problems is a
crucial step to finding responsible and meaningful
solutions. I hope that this forum serves as a
serious wake-up call.that the longer we wait to
address these problems, the more severe and
the more difficult the solutions will be," said
Congressman Boyd.
"With a national debt now exceeding $9 trillion
and foreign borrowing consuming about 25
percent of our debt, we must act now and work
together to restore fiscal discipline to our country.
By bringing all parties to the table-Democrats,
Republicans, Congress, the Administration,
fiscal experts, and economists-we can develop
a solution that is practical and will most benefit

the American people and our great., country." '
"The basic facts are a matter of arithmetic, not
ideology," said Robert Bixby, Executive Director
of the Concord Coalition. "Members of the Fiscal
Wake-Up Tour have different perspectives on
the best level of government spending, taxes,
and debt. We all agree, however, that current
policies are unsustainable. It's not so much the
short term deficit that is cause for alarm, but the
fact that there is no plan to deal with our long term
challenges. Simply running up the national debt
is economically disastrous and generationally
irresponsible. The people who will pay the price
are today's youth."
Since 2001, the national debt has increased
by $3.5 trillion, and we have borrowed over
$1.2 trillion from foreign sources, like China
and Japan, to finance our country's priorities.
Additionally, in 2007, we will have paid $239
billion in interest alone on the national debt.
"The consequences of not paying our bills
today are serious," Boyd stated. "Spending more
than we take in is an unsustainable path that will
damage our economy, our standard of living, and
ultimately, our national security. For the sake of
our nation's fiscal future, we must face up to our
fiscal challenges and begin to work together to
address these problems."
The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour has visited more than
30 cities across the country, helping to educate
and focus attention on the nation's daunting long
term fiscal challenges by cutting through' the usual
partisan rhetoric and stimulating a more realistic
public dialogue. .


- ~


You may be entitled to the

following exemptions:

$25,000 HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS: Every person who has legal
or equitable title to real property in the state of Florida and who resides
thereon and in good faith makes it his or her permanent home is eli-
gible. First time applicants are required to furnish their social security
number and should have available evidence of ownership, i.e., deed,
contract, etc. If filing for the first time, be prepared to answer these-and
other questions:

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

$500 WIDOW'S EXEMPTION: Any widow who is a permanent Florida
resident may claim this exemption. If the widow remarries, she is no
longer eligible. If the husband and wife were divorced before death,
the woman is not considered a widow. You may be asked to produce a
death certificate when filing for the first time.
$500 WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION: Any widower who is a permanent
Florida resident may claim this exemption. If the widower remarries
he is no longer eligible. If the husband and wife were divorced before
death, the man is not considered a widower. You may be asked to pro-
duce a death certificate when filing for'the first time.
$500 DISABILITY EXEMPTION: Every Florida resident who is totally
and permanently disabled qualifies for this exemption. Please present
a certificate from two (2) professionally unrelated licensed Florida phy-
$5,000 DISABLED VETERAN EXEMPTION: Any service man disabled
at least 10% in war or by service-connected misfortune is entitled to this
exemption. In filing for the first time be.prepared to present a certificate
from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
AGRICULTURE EXEMPTION: Five (5) acres or more being used as
bona fide agricultural purposes on Jan. 1st.
Commissioners have approved an additional Homestead Exemption
for certain homestead property owners who reside in Liberty County.
The exemption is for an additional $25,000 and applies only to a portion
of the tax rate (Millage).
In order to qualify for the new $50
,000 Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption, an applicant must al-
ready have the regular Homestead Exemption, be 65 years of age or
older as of Jan. 1, 2007 and have total household income of $22,000
or less for the previous calendar year. (Estimated no final amount avail-
able as of today.)
Total household income means the adjusted gross income of all
members of a household. The adjusted gross income is the income
reported on the IRS Form 1040, line 33 or the IRS Form 1040A, line
19 or, if the applicant is not required to file income tax, the total income
minus Social Security benefits. Income includes, but is not limited to,
Social Security benefits, pension, VA retirement annuities, interest in-
come and wages.





68-30 lead.
In the field goal department the
Wildcats drained 61% (22 of 36) to

continued on page 20

If making better grades was one of your New Year's Resolutions, then
the Media Center can help. Looking for a quiet place to work, computer
access, or a good book to read? Then the Media Center is the place for you
and in case you haven't heard, the Media Center is now open every morning
at 7:15 for middle school and high school students.

r ------ ----------I
Jan. 22-26 Homecoming Week I
Wednesday, Jan. 23 Girls Weightlifting at Leon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
I Thursday, Jan. 24 V Girls Basketball at Wewa 4:30 p.m.; JVNV Boys I
Basketball at Wewa, 6/7:30 p.m.
S Friday, Jan. 25 Homecoming Parade 1 p.m.; V/JV Boys Basketball vs.
BHS 6/7:30 p.m.; Bonfire immediately following the game
Saturday, Jan. 26 Alumni Game at 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 28 Ken McDonnell's "Life and Stuff' 6-12 grades in the
I Tuesday, Jan. 29 V Girls Basketball District Tourn. at Sneads 7 p.m. I
Wednesday, Jan. 30 Progress Reports
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BMS announces honor roll students
Blountstown Middle School is proud to announce their second nine weeks
honor roll. It is as follows:
A Honor Roll
Sixth grade Andrew Bennett, Candase Bryant, Blayne Cherry, Ethan
Peacock, Katelynn Roberts, Austin Russell, Linda Young.
Seventh grade Karah Beaver, Hayden Jeppson, Casey Johnson,
Brandon Purvis, Ally Richards, Chelsey Weiler.
Eighth grade Kelsey Bontrager, Megan Brown, Jesse Griffin, Brittney
Norris, Trenton Smith, Leah Stewart.
A B Honor Roll
Sixth grade -Aaron Boyd, Taylor Boyd, Jayla Brigham, Shannon Burch,
Kristal Cooley, Kyle Darnell, Jacqueline Dudley, Ased Farooqi, Thomas
Futch, Chase Harris, Breanna Jerkins, Savannah Jerkins, Hunter Jordan,
Scott Ludlow, Calen Masai, Heather Parrish, James Peacock, Bethany Ray,
Adrienne Saintilus, Katelyn Simmons, Monazia Smith, Jeanette Vidal,
Jennifer Vidal, Khirsten White,Alex Wroblewski.
Seventh grade Jacob Brown, Chelsea Caldara, Kayla Campbell,
De'Barus Colvin, Alanna Daniels, Stedman Dawson, Davina Fountain,
Chesten Goodman, Jordan Griffin, Chance Harris, Emily Hester, Elizabeth
Jerkins, Mary Kent, Marysa Lee, Rosevelt Martin, Taylor Mauck, Marisa
Melvin, Caleb Mills, William Nowling, Hammadah Talib, Laura Tomlinson,
Morgan Welch, Curtis Wilkes, Justin Woods.
Eighth grade Roger Abbott, Tiffany Abbott, Tyler Ammons,, Sarah
Barton, Shaquala Butler, Matthew Digsby, Chaz Fain, Saad Farooqi, Devin
Harrigill, Cassandra Hiers, Semantha Hunter, Patrice Jackson, Heidi Jeppson,
Tyler Johnson, Ja'Sharmaine Jones, Megan Layfield, Thomas Liffick, James
Mayo, Jawon Mosley, Kadeija Murrell, Nicholas Cessna-Posey, Katherine
Strawn, Trenten Wise, Donald Young.

Wildcats to host Tigers at Friday's homecoming
The Altha boys' basketball a 18-14 lead into the locker room. the contest. He was credited with the Atomics 47% (9 of 19). From
teams wrapped up their last three Altha increased that lead to 28-16 2 assists and 2 steals. Ethan Ellis, 3-point land Altha held a 47% (7
game weekly series last week with at the end of the third period. Ben Willis, and Caleb Willis each of 15) to 33% (6 of 18) advantage.
a 2-1 mark. Both teams swept The Wildcats edged the Atomics canned 4 points. Ellis had 3 assists, The Wildcats topped the Atomics
Poplar Springs and R.F. Munroe only in the field goal department, a rebound and a steal. Ben snagged at the free throw line, 73% (11 of
before falling to Sneads. shooting 45% (17 of 38) to Poplar a rebound and he had a steal. Caleb 15) to 60% (3 of 5).
POPLAR SPRINGS, JAN. Springs' 41% (7 of 17). The by Jim McIntosh, ripped down 3 rebounds and he had Drew Brazell was the leading
15- Although the Poplar Springs Atomics made 67% (4 of 6) of contributing sports writer an assist. Zack Todd rounded out scorer for the Wildcats with 13
Atomics made it a closer game their 3-pointers while the Wildcats the Wildcats scoring with a deuce points. Both Corde Beauchamp
the second time around, the junior missed on all 8 of their attempts. Johnson, Chuck Simmons and but he had a career-high 5 steals and Kevin Saldana came away
varsity Wildcats (7-5) came out on Also, Poplar Springs edged Altha Stephen Vassallo. Johnson pulled in the game. with a season-high 11 points. Cale
top, 37-28. at the charity stripe, 33% (2 of 6) down 3 rebounds and he picked an With every varsity Wildcat Chafin and Josh McIntosh each
The Atomics had a one-point to 30% (3 of 10). Atomics'pocket. Simmons cleared getting in on the scoring action and knocked down 10 points on the
advantage, 9-8, at the end of the Three Wildcats led the team in 4 boards in the contest. Will five of them double figures, Altha night. Ethan Byler was good for
first quarter but the Wildcats took scoring with 6 points apiece: Corey Rogers knocked down 5 points in blasted Poplar Springs by a final 9 points. Jake Edenfield put up 6
score of 76-39. points. Juan Alejos, Noah Byler
The Wildcats (11-4; 4-2, 2-2A) and Josh Warner each added a
bombed the Atomics with a 30-7 deuce.

halftime and Altha dipped Poplar five-game road trip the Wildcats
Springs (2-10; 0-4) for 20 more were glad to return to the friendly
B y I Doints in the third stanza to take a confines of "The Den" last



Thursday night and it showed as
bothsquads Won "The Battle of the.
Cats-Round 2."
The junior varsity Wildcats
(8-5) left no doubt by declawing
the R.F. Munroe Bobcats, 35-18.
Altha held a 9-5 first quarter
lead and increased it to 23-15 at
the intermission. The Wildcats
pumped in 15 third quarter points
while holding the Bobcats to 2
points to make it 35-13 after three
periods of play.
From the field Altha held a

41% (11 of 27) to 31% (4 of 13)
advantage. From 3-point land the
Wildcats made 29% (4 of 14) to the
Bobcat's 17% (1 of 6). However,
from the charity stripe, Altha
managed to make 1 of their 10
attempts (10%) to Munroe's.58%
(7 of 12).
Corey Johnson was the Top Cat
in scoring with 10 points along
with 2 assists and 2 rebounds. Both

Chuck Simmons and Ben Willis
canned 5 points. Simmons swished
a 3-pointer and he had-a rebound
and a steal. Ben ripped away.3
steals, collected 2 rebounds, and he
had an assist. Caleb Willis put up
4 points, snagged 3 rebounds and
had an assist. Will Rogers found
money with a 3-pointer and he was
credited with an assist. Ethan Ellis,
Zack Todd, Stephen Vassallo, and

Jacob Warner each chipped in a
deuce. Ellis had a season-high 3
blocks in the game along with 2
rebounds and a steal. Warner came
away with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and
his first block of the season.
The varsity Wildcats (12-4; 4-2;
2-2A) followed the JV's lead and
put up 70 points while holding the
Bobcats (6-10; 1-5) to 39 points.
It was 14 to 8 at the end of the
first quarter. The Wildcats took a
27-18 lead into the locker room and
poured in 16 third-quarter points to
make it a 43-27 ballgame.
Altha connected on 60% (26
of 43) of their field goals while
Munroe only made 37% (7 of 19).
The Wildcats only managed to
make 17% (2 of 12) of their three
pointers while the Bobcats found
their range with 60% (6 of 10).
From the free throw line Altha
mirrored their field goal percentage

WIDCTScotiue fompae 9~e

W.R. Tolar's December students of the month include, pictured from left, front row, Madison Wright,
Katlyn Keith, Stetson Goff, Mary Beth Rogers, Alex Sanchez, Cody Baggett, Alex Valdez, Elias White,
and Ryan Arnold; second row, Ryan Rogers, William Hayes, Amanda King, Jenna Purkey Maria Martinez,
Julia Ramer, Peyton Gonzalez, Brianna Summerlin, Haylin Womble, Taylor Peterson, Sally Fowler, and
Amberlyn Adams; third row, Alyissa Sutton, Marissa Escoto, Karen Tucker, Tiffany Merkison, Casey
Chepa, Jessica Read, Peggy Hanks, Ryan Perry, Destiny Schaffer and Keaton Suber.

W.R. Tolar announces second nine weeks honor roll

W.R. Tolar is proud to announce
its second nine weeks honor roll. The
list includes:
A Honor Roll
Kindergarten -Allyssa Chasteen,
Zhoi Green, Taryn Kirkland, Justin
Day, Ana-Giron, Montana Harris,
Courtney Larson, Lupe Martinez,
Bret O'Bryan, Alana Amaya, Hellena
Bess, Summer Hosey, Michael King,
Shaylynn Pleasant, Jessika Reeder,
Tyler Carman, Joshua Goodman,
Kelsey Hall, Jordan McClendon,
Hunter Poole, Javon Pride, Julieana
Rubio, Hannah Sapp, Gabriel Oswalt,
S'ydnee: Partridge, Mia Pendleton,
Belle Harris, Campbell Kruger,
Gloria Mendez, Matthew Cook, Shae
First grade Montarius Brown,'
Delaney Cheesmon, Austin Collins,
Shelby Cross, Kierra Dabney, Teirra
Dabney, Brittney Fletcher, Hunter
Flowers, Stetson Goff, Timothy
Granger, Leon Grundherber, Samuel
Harris, Ashely Henson, Zachary
.Hobby, ;Brock Holland, Kelsey
Jones, Victoria Kelley, Andrew Keri,
R6niesha Marlow,'LindseyMarotta,
Autumn McLemore, Arizona Phinney,
Taylor Phinney, Mary Rogers, Gabriel
Scott, Blake Shuler, Haylee Snider,
Skyler Spring, Emilea' Thompson,
Kayla Thompson, Leda Thurman,
Kaleb Vickery, Madison Wright, Tara
Second grade-AmberlynAdams,
Jarkeavis Bess, Marlon Black, Daniel
Bramblett, Mary Beth Brown, Caroline
Carson', Mackenzie Cotrell, Kealoha
Cutright, Sally Fowler, Dylan Goff,
" Clarissa Geordon, Dustin Hostetter,
Amber King, Krystal Larson, Christian
Maloy, Vontarius McCray, Shamon
Mosley, Vontris Pierre, Kirsten
Third grade Caleb Adkins,
Stephen Allen, Allison Myers, Shanna
Phillips, Hannah Sansom, Monica
Serna, Gregory Sewell, William
Tharpe, Marty Vickery, Stephany
Fourth grade- HbllieAlhalaseh,
Christina Barber, Ann.Marie Brown,

Milo Brown, Josie Bruffett, Dillon
Green, Brody Holland, Morgan
McClendon, Juliana Pullam, LeAnne
Smith, Hana Whitfield, Nicholas
Fifth grade Noah Davis, Eric
Fowler, Kara Fowler, Andrew Goff,
William Hayes, Haileigh Pippin,
Monte Revell, Ryan Willis
Sixth grade Carson Flowers,
Megan Hiers, Destiny Schaffer, Hyrum
Wahlquist, Leslie Williams
Seventh grade Jimmy Brown,
Brooke Revell, Emily Whittaker
Eighth grade- Josh Williams
A &.B Honor Roll
Kindergarten,- Ben Fleming,
Lacy Maloy, Emmitt Minis, Danielle
Nelson, Daisy Puente, Charlie Bums,
Frank Cotrell, Haley Dykes, Zac
Eikeland, Cody Sewell, Eli Shiver,
Elias White, Amber Allen, Chazz
Chasteen, Bryan Garcia, Andy Revell,
Vanessa Solis, Destiny Steffen, Justin
Beckwith, Austin Iler, Jewell Griffin,
Cole Faircloth, Jacob Wagoner,
Kathrene Daughtrey, Luis Chavez,
Tadiyah Smith
First grade Ryan Arnold, Faith
Boyd, Timothy Bridges, Levontae
Brooks, Haleigh Burkett, Hunter
Corley, Dominick Cossey, Jacob
Creamer, WayneDavis, Brice Dillmore,
Bradley Edwards, Taylyn Ezagui,
Brent Fant, Nayely Garcia, Nicklous
Hagerman, Tyler Harney, Marissa
Huff, Jade Jacento, Katlyn Keith, Pola
McCloud, Ashely Mims, Samantha
Schwenderman, Shane Searfoss, Corbin
Smith, Autumn Tanner Ladashia Travis,
Darren Varnum, Zaikeria White
Second grade -Cody Allen,
Ricky Allen, Hanna Bailey, Cyerra
Bums, Bailey Camp, Myncie Camley,
Jonathan Day, Kerrie Edwards, Jack
Foster, Bradley Hall, Corrie Harrison,
Rocky Honrine, Jezaniah Jacobs, Dallas
Johnson, Sidney Johnson, Kimberly
Kent, Dollie Kersey, Taelor Kersey,
Keegan Kruger, Dayineon Marowe-
Grant, Caylob Melton, James Mullins,
Trevor Murphy, Taylor Peterson,
Matthew Pitts, Alexus Poole, Alyssa
Poole, Fidel Rangel, Hayely Sapp,

Brianna Summerlin, Wesley Tharpe,
Trinity Todd, Allison Yowell
Third grade Levi Brannan,
Lacey Campbell, Destiny Clark,
Delayna Dalton, Waylon Edenfield,
Rhiannon Faircloth, Crystal Harper,
Jaden Huff, Krynn Imnan, Sara Jacobs,
Emily Kern, Cheyanne Kyle, Jose
Martinez, Maria Martinez, Champaine
Mathis, Noah McCroskey, De'Mondre
Moore, Lindsey Murkerson, Joshua
Owens, Kaly Partridge, David Reeves,
Hulya Reisoglu, Amber Revell, Dylan
Sapp, Chelsea Schwendeman, Mary
Steverson, Kendall Wade, Talandra
Young, Tanner Young
Fourth grade Dakoda Berg,
Marisha Bess, Colby Bodiford, Jyierra
Brigham, Justin Butler, William
O'Bryan, Bethany Schneider, Baylee
Scott, Cassidy Shuler, Nikki Shuler
Fifth grade Hannah Alhalaseh,
Alysia Amaya, Clary Bateman,
Shanice Billington, Keith Burns,
Landon Earnest, Amber Finch,
Leondra Fitzerald, Mikayla Flournoy,
Aaron Goodson, Jonathan Hall Hunter
Harrison, Rayana Hogans, Chance
Logan, Andres Mendez, Sandra Miller,
Savannah Owens
Sixth grade Candace Arrant,
Benjamin Beckwith, Lando Brown,
Odra Chapman, Alix Fultiner, Morgan
Hiers, Monroe Hinson, Bayli Holcomb,
Samantha Johnson, Bryan Perry, Shann
Roddenberry, Tyler Sansom, Keaton
-Suber, Dusty Young
Seventh grade -Alfredo Barragan,
David Black, Morgan Carter, Heath
Cutshaw, Lauren Fant, Justin
Goodman, Michael Hill, Mica Jacobs,
Terryal Jenkins, Kaylene Kady, Jessica
Miller, Tyler Myers, Eliza Nobles,
Tyler Powell, Jessica Rangel, Sydney
Sanders, Ashley Sikes, Ashley Smith,
Dillon Vamum, Cody Yound
Eighth grade Katelyn Buff,
Chris Dykes, Ethan Foran, Jake Harris,
Molly Holmes, Sophia Lewis, Michael
Morris, Rilley NeSmith, Chasity
Pullam, Summer Read, Abdullah
ReisogluShelby Roddenberry, Eduardo
Rosas, Carson Scott, Karen Tucker,
Chris Warmouth, Denzel Washington


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
*550 6 1/2 ft. T-post
*5 rolls of barbwire 1,300 ft. long
*20 6x6 post 8 ft. long

Sealed bids must be labeled (bid on
fencing) and must be turned in to the
Liberty County Clerk of Court Robert

Hill at the Liberty .County Courthouse
by 5 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, February 5,

All bids wilH be considered at the Feb-
ruary 5, 2008 regularly scheduled
county commission meeting at 6 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. 1.16,.23

with 60% (12 of 20). Munroe
could only muster 47% (9 of 9) 6f
their free throw opportunities. :
Josh McIntosh led all scorers
with 20 points. Also, he ripped
down 7 rebounds, had 4 assists, 3
steals, and he rejected a B6bcats'
shot attempt. Drew Brazell came
up big with 14 points. He cleaned
the boards 8 times and had blocked
a career-high 5 shot attempts. Ethan
Byler posted 10 points along with 4
rebounds. Corde Beauchamp did
work with 9 points. He snared 6
rebounds and had a steal. Kevin
Saldana put up 7 points and he
blocked a shot attempt. He also
did some serious window cleaning
by ripping down a season-high 11
rebounds. Josh Warner added 4
points to the Wildcats' cause and
he snagged a rebound. Noah Byler,
Cale Chhfin, and Jake Edenfield
rounded out the Wildcats scoring

continued on page 28




Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373,
Florida Statutes and Chapter 62-346, Florida Adminis-
trative Code (F.A.C.), the following applications for an
Individual Stormwater Permit have been received by
the Northwest Florida Water Management District:

Application #88, received Dec. 21, 2007, from Liber-
ty Co. School Board for the demolition of 11,791 sq.
ft. of building and concrete areas and construction of
11,631 sq. ft. of buildings, 1,132 sq. ft. of sidewalks,
and installation of a stormwater management facility
at Liberty County High School, 12592 NW Myers Ann
Road, Bristol.

Interested persons may comment upon these appli-
cations or submit a written request for a staff report
containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing the Northwest Florida Water Man-
agement District's ERP Office, The Delaney Center
Bldg., Suite 2-D, 2252 Killearn Center Blvd., Tallahas-
see, FL 32309. Such comments or requests must be
received by 5:00 p.m. within 14 days from date of pub-

No further public notice will be provided regarding
these application. Persons wishing to' remain advised
of further proceedings or to receive a copy of the Tech-
nical Staff Report should request that in writing to the
address above or by e-mail to ErpPermits@nwfwmd.

Substantially affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing, pursuant to Title 28, Florida
Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written request after reviewing
the staff report.


FDOT 511 phone system provides traffic
TALLAHASSEE Florida conditions and road closures on to accidents involving fog and
residents and visitors who need all interstate highways in Florida smoke is a serious reminder
the latest information about the and Florida's'Turnpike. of the hazardous conditions
effects of wildfires on travel The Florida Division of that can result when wildfires
conditions statewide can call Forestry reported Jan. 4 that occur, Florida Highway Patrol
the Florida Department of drought conditions are expected spokesman Sgt. Jorge Delahoz
Transportation's (FDOT) free 511 to worsen over the spring months, said.
travel information service. The indicating a high potential for "Wildfires can come up
511 service is available from cell another active wildfire season. suddenly, and motorists may
phones and landlines statewide This week's closure of not be aware when their area
and provides real-time traffic Interstate 4 in Polk County due is affected," Delahoz said. "By

The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN

Fax your JOB MARKET advertisements to us
at 643-3334, or email to:


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 Super-
intendent located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL. Appli-
cations may be picked up and returned to the office of the
Superintendent from Jan. 7, until Jan. 18, 2008. Regular
office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through

(Grant funded)

(Coaching experience preferred)

*Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institu-
*Certified or certification eligible by the State of Florida in
the appropriate area
*Must provide written references upon request of the Su-


Applications will be received from: Jan. 16 Jan. 30, 2008

A complete application listing three (3) professional refer-
ences and resume is required. Reasonable accommoda-
tions for completing forms and interviews are available for
people with disabilities when requested in advance. For a
request for reasonable accommodations, please contact
the Office of the Superintendent.



Employment opportunities are offered without regard to
race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or mari-
tal status.
1-23, 1-30

info during wildfire season
calling 511, they will learn "If you've got your radi
of any trouble areas on their on, turn it off. Stay off the ce
route, and can alter their plans phone. You need to pay attentio
if necessary." to what's going on," Delaho
When in low-visibility said.

conditions, drivers should slow
down, keep lights on low beam,
and shouldn't use flashing
lights unless pulling off the
road. Another key, he said, is to
minimize distractions.

Distribution Center
Investing In 'The future of 'Marianna

Now Hiring Full-time

Benefits include:
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
Marianna, Florida
Or at the local ONE STOP Career Center


The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications
for the following position for the 2007-2008 school year.
Applications are available at the Office of the Superintendent
located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL. Office hours are
from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Liberty County High School

* High School diploma or equivalent.
* Experience in custodial work or equivalent is preferred
* Must provide written references upon request of the

COMPENSATION: $22,462 $25,262

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

Applications will be received from:
Jan. 17- Jan. 31, 2008


Employment will be contingent upon fingerprints and drug
test clearance.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, religion,
sex, age, National origin, handicap or marital status.


The 1-4 closure indicates
Florida residents are turning to
511 when unforeseen situations
arise. The Central Florida 511
system logged 7,813 calls on
Jan. 9, more than three times
the 2,425 calls on the same date
last year. The Statewide 511
system experienced a 40 percent
increase in calls the same day.
In addition to the free 511
phone service, Florida residents
can access real-time traffic
information, traffic cameras,
lane- closures and emergency
alerts on the Web at www.FL511.
com. Regional information is
available at,, www. and
511 Tips
Speak as clearly as possible
and minimize any background
-noise, including radios and open
Say, "other parts of the state"
to transfer to Florida's regional
511 services.
Say, "help" for
Say, "next," "previous,"
"stop" or "repeat" to navigate
through the phone menus more
Say, "main menu" at any
time to start over.
Say, "feedback" to report
congestion not already on 511.
Interrupt 511 at any time
if you already know your

Stitt graduates

from Air Force

basic training
Air Force Airman Brandon K.
Stitt has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, TX.
During the six weeks of
training, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate degree
through the Community College
of the Air Force.
He is the son of Debbie Stitt of
Stitt is a 2004 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School.


BLOUNTSTOWN Alice Ellen Tew, 73, died
Thursday, Jan. 17,2008 at Bay Memorial Hospital in
Panama City. She was born on Jan. 24,1934 in Lees-
burg, GA and had lived in Calhoun County for most
of her life. She was owner and operator of Moat's
Grocery Store and Service Station in Clarksville for
over eight years. She also worked as a seamstress.
She was a member of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include her mother, Zella Lee Breeden
of Blountstown; two sons, William Edward (Eddie)
Dalton and his wife, Charlotte, and Grady Dalton
Jr. and his wife, Samantha, all of Blountstown;
one brother, James Breeden of Lakeland; three
sisters, Jessie Van Meter of Winter Haven, Jewell
Sparr of Lakeland and Jean Shepard of Quincy; a
grandson, Deputy Eddie Dalton, who was raised by
his grandmother; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-
Services were held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown with Rev.
Michael Presley and Rev. Shelton Kindig officiat-
ing. Interment followed in Nettle Ridge Cemetery
in Blountstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

QUINCY Essie P. "Smitty" Brown, 88, died
Thursday, Jan. 17,2008. She was a lifelong resident
of Gadsden County. Her greatest love was for her
family as well as extended family and friends and
her cooking was known by many even outside the
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Kembreal Brown; two daughters, Diane Haber and
Brenda Davis.
Survivors include five children, Sarah Dunn and
her husband, Mac of Quincy, Lenord "Bo" Brown
and his wife, Kim, Kimbrel Brown and his wife,
Merica, Robert Brown and his wife, Joyce, all of
Quincy and Dan Brown and his wife, Candy of Bris-
tol; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at
Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Quincy. Inter-
ment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in
charge of the arrangements.

BRISTOL Barbara Anita Benton Hattaway,
57, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 in Panama City.
She was born in Tampa and had lived in Liberty
and Calhoun County since 1983. She was a retired
secretary and a member of Bristol First Baptist
Church. She was a loving sister and mother who
will be missed by all.
Survivors include her son, John Hattaway
and his fiance, Megan Caminiti of Pensacola;
two daughters, Monica Tucker and her husband,
Charles Wayne and Juanita Elizabeth Benton, all
of Bristol; two brothers, Bill Benton and his wife,
Christine of Bristol, and Robert Benton of Boise,
ID; three grandchildren. Sherry, Jennifer and Karen
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m.
(ET), Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at Adams Funeral
Home in Bristol.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. (ET) Thursday,
Jan. 24, 2008 from First Baptist Church in Bris-
tol with Rev. Victor Walsh officiating. Interment
will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blount-
Adams Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of
the arrangements.

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MT. PLEASANT Euphia Ryals, 76, was
called home by her Lord and Savior on Monday,
Jan. 21,2008. She loved her family and had a spe-
cial love for children. She also enjoyed cooking,
camping and fishing. She will be fondly remem-
bered as "Maw Maw" by her grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. She was employed
by Frosty Morn Meat Packing Co. and more re-
cently by Higdon Grocery Company.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus
Ryals and her parents, Luther and Louise McAnally
Fallis and her sister, Eunice K. Roberts.
Survivors include her sod and daughter-in-law,
Richard and Kathy Ryals of Dothan, AL; her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Nancy and Tommy Sadler of
Mt. Pleasant; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne
and Caroline Fallis of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Alphia
Hancock Stephens of Havana; four grandchildren,
Robert Sadler, Richard Allen Ryals, Katie Ryals and
Nikkie Moore; four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan.
23, 2008 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hardaway Assembly
of God Church in Hardaway Community.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
23, 2008 at Hardaway Assembly of God Church
in Hardaway Community. Interment will follow in
Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is
in charge of the arrangements.

BRISTOL Anthony Thomas Clark, infant,
died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 in Marianna.
Survivors include his father and mother, James
and Jessica Clark of Bristol; one brother, Kristin
Clark of Bristol; one sister, Christie Clark of Bristol;
paternal grandparents, Larry and Ann Smith Clark
of Orange; maternal grandmother, Clara Hobbs of
Grand Ridge; maternal grandfather, Tommy Jack-
son of Grand Ridge; maternal great-grandfather,
Eddie Jackson of Grand Ridge.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22,
2008 at Eureka Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was
in charge of the arrangements.

Matthew Dwight "Matt"
Curenton, 35, died Sat-
urday, Jan. 19, 2008, as
the result of a hunting ac-
cident. He was a native
and lifelong resident of
Bay County and a 1990
graduate of Bay High School. Matt worked in
maintenance at Smurfit-Stone Container and at-
tended First Baptist Church. He loved hunting,
fishing, racing and spending time with his family
and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight
Curenton; and his grandfather, M.S. "Cookie"
Survivors include his wife, Connie Curenton of
Lynn Haven; his daughter and the light of his life,
Leigha Curenton of Lynn Haven; his mother, Lin-
da Curenton of Panama City; his mother-in-law,
Judy Johnson of Panama City; his father-in-law,
Buddy Johnson of Panama City; his grandmother,
Gwynne Pomeroy of Panama City; and numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
23, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Panama City
with the Rev. Clyde Ellison officiating. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Asked to serve as pallbearers are Steve Mc-
Lemore, Shane Long, Melvin Tate, Jay Keopke,
Gary Folmer, Greg Williams, Clay Cox, Mike
Cater, Frank Bright and Mike Walden. Honorary
pallbearers will be employees of Smurfit-Stone
Container and members of the Bear Creek Hunt-
ing Association.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Panama
City is in charge of the arrangements.

See OBITUARIES on page 27


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Don't be too quick to prune freeze-damaged plants
Despite the fact that many r B day or so before a freeze. A well
people think of Florida as watered soil will absorb more
tropical, Northwest Florida does solar heat and release that heat
experience freezes. And as a during the night.
result, we are likely to see the less Apply organic mulch. Mulch
cold hardy tropical and subtropical p will help to hold solar heat and
landscape plants injured during a moderate soil temperatures.
cold snap. Use covers on valuable
Unfortunately, many cold plants. Covers should extend to
sensitive plants were damaged the ground to trap the heat from
by recent freezes along the Gulf by Theresa Friday, the soil. On very cold nights place
Coast. I have seen badly damaged Horticulture Extension Agent, a heat source, such as Christmas
hibiscus, ixora, crotons, firebush, Santa Rosa County lights, under the cover.
bananas, tibouchina and many Do not fertilize cold damaged
others. The question now is what freeze until the plant puts out new plants. Now is not the time to
to do with these freeze-damaged growth in the spring. By pruning stimulate new growth.
plants. now, you may cut off live wood Remember we may see
Of course due to the that doesn't have to be lost. additional freezes before it's all
unsightliness, one of the first Secondly, the leaves and over. Protect what you can when
things you may think of is takifig branches, which have already needed. And don't be too quick to
out the pruning shears and cutting been killed by the cold, can help dig up and remove tropical plants
away the ugly dead or dying protect the parts of your plant that have been severely damaged
leaves and branches. The general that haven't been damaged. The and .appear to be dead. They may
recommendation, however, is dead plant material is natural eventually sprout again from the
to delay pruning until warm insulation. If you cut this away, base of the plant or the roots in
weather returns and the plant later freezes will do more damage April or May.
begins to put out new growth, than would have been done. if the And finally, if you lose one
This recommendation is based on dead parts had been left on the or two plants, just see it as an
several factors. plant. opportunity to add something new
First, with most ornamental And the last reason not to to your landscape. With thousands
plants you really can't tell how prune cold-damaged plants is that of plants to choose from and mild
much damage has been done by a pruning by its nature encourages weather most of the year, who
new growth on plants. Pruning, could complain?
especially when followed by Theresa Friday is the
unseasonably warm weather, Residential Horticulture Extension
will force new growth. This Agentfor Santa Rosa County. The
new tender growth is much more use of trade names, if used in this
Sor Mi 'o Isusceptible to cold and wind article, is solely for the purpose
damage. ofproviding specific information.
Si If you are determined to prune It is not a guarantee, warranty,
now for some reason, remember or endorsement of the product
S 0 1to cover whatever remains of your name(s) and does not signify that
plant to protect it when freezing they are approved to the exclusion
weather is predicted. of others.
( When additional cold weather For additional information
comes our way again, here are a about all of the county extension
few tips to help your landscape services and other articles of
plants survive, interest go to: http://santarosa.
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Beautiful quilt, never used, 90x90,
small squares of Cathedral Window
pattern, completely hand stitched,
$200 firm. Call 643-4930, leave
message. 1-23,1-30

King-size bedspread, beautiful,
hand guided quilted polyestersatin,
washable, two pillow shams, two
square and one round accent pillow,
all Amethyst color, still in packages,
never used. Cost over $400, will
sell for $250. Matching draperies
can be ordered. Call 643-2016.

Kodak Easy Share Digital Cam-
era, Z700 High Zoom series with
printer dock, still in box. Cost $399,
will sell for $250. Call 643-2016.
1-23, 1-30

Smoker barbecue grill, barrel
type, still in box, $100, must sell.
Call 643-2016. 1-23, 1-30

Lift chair, burgundy, like new,
used only 6 months, $350. Call
643-5231. 1-23,1-30

Nutri System meals, more than
40 meals, includes lasagna, pot
roast, chicken, ham, macaroni and
cheese, pizza, protein and much
more for $50. Call 674-6407.

Gun cabinet, holds up to 12 guns,
two-door glass. Asking $1,000. Call
379-8490. 1-16,1-23

Gas hot water heater, $20 or best
offer; 150 gallon propane tank, 40
percent full, $225 or best offer. Call
272-7641. 1-16,1-23

Rainbow vacuum cleaner, like
new, make offer. Call 674-4654.

Two white French doors, $125 or
best offer. Call 762-8673. 1-16, 1-23

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

Stump grinding

Reasonable rates
Free estimates
Chris Nissley
674-8081 or
643-8561 (Cell) ,,

M & W Self
Storage Rentals
7 days a week service
5'x 10' .........20
10'x 10'..........$35
10'x 20' ......70
10'x 25' ........90
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 w N



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.

Guitar, $75; electric guitar,, $100;
autoharp, $25; golf clubs, $20. Call
762-8586. 1-16, 1-23

Pendant light fixture, elegant
Hunter Kenroy brand, still in box
unopened. Leftover from building
project, cultured alabaster shade,
uses three 60-watt bulbs, E-Z In-
stall, oxford silver finish, measures
20" by 16" wide, comes with eight
foot wire and two foot chain. Photo
on box. Asking $125. Can be seen
at The Journal office in Bristol on
Summers Road. UFN

Sleeper sofa, queen size, blue,
mauve and light green colors,
good shape, $75 or best offer. Call
674-7138, leave message.
1-23, 1-30

Coffee table, antique, oval shape,
$40. Call 643-1959. 1-23,1-30

Chaise lounge, maroon with gold
specks, in new condition, $100. Call
674-7138, leave message.
1-23, 1-30

Lift chair, burgundy, like new,
used only 6 months, $350. Call
643-5231. 1-23,1-30

Lazy Boy recliner, with mas-
sager, good condition, $75. Call
762-3686. 1-23, 1-30

First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held Feb.
2 at 7 p.m. (Old Coins, Tools,
Collectibles, candy, food &
Misc. items) Free setup for
yard sale every Saturday.
Public is invited.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
'Phone: 643-7740
AB1226 AU0001722

Week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 2
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, those around you are very
demanding this week, but you
can pull through unscathed. Put
up a deflective armor and focus
only on what you need to get
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
-Taurus, take the lead when a su-
pervisor relies on his or her team
to get a job done. By showing
this person you can handle run-
ning things, you could be in line
for a promotion.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Take the time to think about
long-term plans, Gemini, and
then rearrange daily activities
to that end. Taking one step at
a time makes things much more
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, cabin fever sets in this
week, so it's time to get out of
town. A skiing or snowboard-
ing trip just might provide the
change of scenery you need.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, you learn some hard lessons
this week, but they are produc-

King size head board, Ethan Al-
fen, hand- caned with 2 posts; solid
oak coffee table with 2 leaves that
can flip down; square solid oak end
table, matches coffee table; 22"
color TV, 3 months old, excellent
condition. Call Jeanie Gargiulo at
447-1533. 1-23,1-30

Metal bunk bed, white, double on
bottom, single on top, $50. Call
482-6127. 1-16,1-23

Sleeper sofa, $30 or best offer;
bakers rack, $40 or best offer. Call
272-7641. 1-16,1-23

King size waterbed, complete, still
in use, book shelve headboard, 12
drawers, two sets of sheets, $100.
Call 379-8789. 1-16,1-23

Big china cabinet, two piece, nice,
$150; bakers rack, heavy, nice, $85.
Call 674-3264. 1-16,1-23

Pageant dresses, yellow, size 3T,
$50; light blue, size 3T, $50; pink and
white heirloom, hand made, size 6,
$150. Call 593-5235. '1-23,1-30

Pink strapless dress, size 8, $250
or best offer; Strapless white ball
gown, size 8, $100 or best offer.
Call 272-7641. 1-23,1-30

New ankle boots, black, size
11, paid $35, asking $18. Call
674-3264. 1-16,1-23

tive ones. We are all human and will
slip up from time to time. Next week
offers a chance for redemption.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Stop pressuring others to give in to
your way of thinking, Virgo. There
are more effective ways to get your
point across without bullying others.
Conflicts die down on Tuesday.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
A romantic relationship has others
gossiping. For attached Libras, you
glow from the renewed interest of
your mate. Unattached Libras are the
life of the party.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Don't give in to pressure from others
when you've already made up your
mind, Scorpio. Second-guessing your
decisions will only make you seem a
Sagittarius, the next few days bring
a welcome change in your life. Un-
expected news from someone is the
positive reinforcement you needed.
Financial gain is waiting.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Familial ties seem to be holding you
back, Capricorn, but they're really
just keeping you grounded. When you

Long prom dress with crinoline,
dress is full and puffy with sequins
at top, size 4. Paid over $300 for
dress and crinoline, asking $150
for both. Call 643-2412, ask for
Melissa. 1-16,1-23

3 Door beveragecooler, needs mi-
nor repair, $100. Call 526-1753.
1-23, 1-30

Gas stove, $20 or best offer. Call
272-7641. 1-16,1-23

Play Station II, comes v
games, one regular contro
one wireless control. Askin
cash only. Call 674-2842.

Galaxy 44 CB radio, gray 15
antenna, $200. Call 570-93

Playstation with two gami
or best offer. Call 762-8673


.410gaugesingle barrel sh
single shot, brand new, still
$100. Call Teresa at 643-22
nings and weekends or 64

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.
Call 674-8888

really get down to thinking about it, you'll
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
A slip up at work is quickly fixed, Aquar-
ius, but you hold on to the memory of the
deed longer than you should. Move on to
brighter things.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Take this week to rest and recharge. You
can use the break and others around you
will benefit from the changes, Pisces.


Bridget Fonda, Actress (44)
Nick Carter, Singer (28)
Tom Selleck, Actor (63)
Christian Bale, Actor (34)
Justin Timberlake, Singer (27)
Sherman Hemsley, Actor (70)
Shakira, Singer (31)

Browning compound bow,
$275; Reflex compound bow, $50;
Bear compound bow, $25. Call
762-8586. 1-16, 1-23

2004 Ford F150 super crew, sil-
ver with black leather interior, 51K
miles, excellent condition, $22,500.
Call 643-4362. 1-23,1-30

1986 Dodge 250 1/4 ton pickup,
red, asking $2,500. Call 557-6720,
leave message. 1-23,1-30

2000 Lincoln Town Car, low mile-
age, clean, $12,500 or best offer.
Call 762-8459. 1-23,1-30

2001 Ford F150, extended cab,
2WD, in good condition, runs great,
$8,500. Call 643-7879. 1-23,1-30

1997 Ford Explorer, 4wd, runs and
drives great, A/C and heat, CD play-
er, new head light assembly, new
tires, shocks and brakes, $3,500 or
best offer. Call 643-6003.

1997 Nissan pickup, 4WD, new
motor with warranty, new tires,
$3,500. Call 643-6589. 1-23,1-30

2005 Honda Civic EX, four door,
grey, less than 24,,000 miles, listed
at $16,000, asking $15,000. Call
322-3727. 1-23,1-30

1-16,1-23 1998 Honda Accord, V6, power
everything, needs work, $3,000 or
es, $75 best offer. Call 272-4083. 1-23,1-30
1-16,1-23 1987 OldsmobileStation wagon,
needs work, $400 or trade. Call
674-3264. 1-23,1-30

[NG 1998 Buick Skylark, four door,
excellent condition, $3,500 or best
iotgun, offer. Call 643-5526. 1-23,1-30
in box,
67 eve- 1992 Chevy custom van, V6, driv-
3-6628 en daily, $1,800. Call 381-7385,
1-16,1-23 1-23,1-30

In Bristol
*Mobile home lots
-3BR/2BA mobile home with
central heat and air

In Blountstown
*1 -room efficiency,
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.

Phone 643-7740


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

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

with 12
Iler and
g $250,

i0 linear


1 bedroom mobile home on
John F. Bailey Road, SR
20 W. in Blountstown. $85
to $145 weekly. Deposit re-
quired. All utilities included.
3 locations. NO PETS. Also
RV-for rent and/or sale.
Call 674-7616






2005 Suzuki Forenza, 16,000
miles, automatic, keyless entry,
under warranty, $5,900 or best of-
fer; 1995 Geo Tracker convertible,
automatic, new tires, $2,500. Call
447-2772. 1-23,1-30

2000 Dodge Caravan, good con-
dition, 105,000 miles, $5,000. Call
674-2883. 1-23,1-30

1995 Ford Ranger Sport pickup,
metallic blue, $3,000 firm. Call 643-
6915. 1-16,1-23

2001 Buick Century, good condi-
tion, high miles. Asking $2,750.
Call 544-4760 any time, leave
message. .1-16,1-23

1992 Ford F150 5.0, runs good,
high miles. Asking $2,150. Call
544-4760 any time,- leave mes-
sage. 1-16,1-23

1999 Volkswagon Jetta, black,
125K miles, heat and air, sunroof,
two 12" Power Acoustic speakers
mounted in trunk with punch 150
amp Clarion Sirius radio, 30 mpg,
$3,000. Call 209-8503. 1-16,1-23

2004 Chevy Trailblazer LT, silver,
one owner, On-Star, integrated
phone, cruise, towing package,
brand new tires, 96K highway miles,
excellent condition, $11,800. Call
643-4362. 1-16, 1-23

1991 Mazda 929, $1,400 or best
offer; 1979 Buick Rivera Landau,
$3,000. Call 674-9279. 1-16,1-23

1993 Ford pickup. Call 379-8457
or 643-7085 for more information,
leave message if no answer.
1-16, 1-23

1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE, two
door coupe, four cylinder, cruise
control, CD player, heat and
A/C, great on gas, $1,800. Call
762-8269. 1-16,1-23

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.


Square bails $5
Rolls for $35.
Call Nick (850)
762-8333 day, night
and weekends call
(850)762-3998. /


Singlewide mobile
home with edition.
Two bedroom, one
and ath half bath in
downtown Altha.
$450 month
plus deposit
Call 762-8459


Pr '



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.
M Ia

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
272-2552. 1-16,1-23


1981 550cc Suzuki motorcy-
cle, $1,200 or best offer. Call
762-8673. 1-16,1-23

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
762-8586. 1-16, 1-23

283 Stratos bass boat, 18 ft.,
garnet and gray, 175 hp Johnson
motor, excellent condition. Call
643-8590. 1-23, 1-30

17 ft. Aluminum boat, Bass Track-
er, 75 hp. Mercury motor, $5,895.
Call 762-3686. 1-23,1-30

2007 16 ft. welded aluminum,
5ft. beam, stick steering, 55 hp.
Johnson, trim and tilt, all new, no
trailer, $8,500. Call 674-7138.

2004 Chevrolet Suburban LT,
autoride, silver birch metallic with
gray leather interior, Bose sound
system, dual power heated seats,
second row captain chairs, in dash
six CD player, rear entertainment
package, 50K miles, very nice,
will sell for payoff of $20,000. Call
762-8808 or 272-5431. 1-16,1-23

2000 Ford F150 truck, six cylinder,
2WD, five-speed manual trans-
mission, extended cab, tool box,
bedliner, CD player, hitch receiver,
good tires, well maintained, 84K
miles, ready to go, $8,900. Call
643-2301. 1-16,1-23


15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, fits Jeep, $200. Call 899-0269
or 674-7138, leave message.
1-23, 1-30

Car audio equipment, two 12"
speakers in box and two amps,
call for more information. Call
272-4083. 1-23,1-30

2006 cargo trailer, 5'x10'x6'
(headroom), enclosed, great for dry
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
643-6915. 1-16,1-23

Hallmark trailer, 6' x 10' full en-
closed, $1,300. Call 674-9279.
1-16, 1-23

from Leon Co., Gadsden Co., Dixie Co.,
Jefferson Co., and several cities
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, at 9 a.m.
at North Florida Fairgrounds, Tallahassee, FL

*2004 Cat 12H grader s/n CBK00448 2003 Cat
12H grader s/n 586648 Cat D5H dozer (2) 2000
Sterling t/a dumps 2000 Sterling rolloff P & H
Omega 20 ton crane trenchers tractors gradalls
* numerous 1996 1999 Ford crew cab'dumps *
Mack tractors Over 75 sheriff and county vehicles
* numerous lots of shop tools
PREVIEW: Friday, Jan. 25

TERMS: All units sell "AS IS." 5% BP Company and
personal Checks with current bank letter of guarantee.
For information: 1-800-519-6402 or (904) 384-4556

First Coast Auction

14 ft. Bracewell aluminum boat,
40 hp Johnson, $4,500. Call
570-9358. 1-16,1-23

2007 Sunny Brook camper, 28 ft.
long, extra-large bathroom. Must
see, was $17,500, asking $15,000.
Call 643-9391. 1-23,1-30

1999 Coachman Catalina travel
trailer, 24 ft., used twice. Asking
$7,500. Call 762-8343. 1-23,1-30

Dutchman travel trailer, self con-
tained, good shape, $2,500. Call
762-7138. 1-23,1-30

Backhoe attachment for small
tractor 30-35 hp. Call 643-6589.
1-23, 1-30

Central heat/air unit, two ton, $400.
Call 674-8378 or 643-7378. 1-23, 1-30

48' utility flatbed trailer, newtires,
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 formore information, leave
message if no answer. 1-16,1-23

wanted: Lnain link Kog pen. Ldalo
1-23, 1-30
643-2301. 1-23,1-30

Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call
762-8589. 1-9T.7-2-08

New house, three
bedroom, two bath on
Black Bottom Road.
Will be available the
third week of February.
$750 month. First & last
month rent up front. Call
899-0269 or 674-7138

714 acres

Liberty County


50 acres

Calhoun County


D. E. Billingsley
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Call (850) 510-3309
S11W 1-2T.1-23 )

Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.

UKC rat terrier, ready Jan. 24, all
shots and wormed, great squirrel
dogs. Call 209-4847 or 762-4849.

PILLOWTOP mattress -
Queen, brand new $120!
Call today 850-545-7112 (can

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

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
boxes. 850-425-8374

I Id

1996 Jacobson doublewide,
28x60, central heat and air, four
bedroom, two bath with study, ap-
pliances and two porches included.
Excellent condition, must be moved.
Call 762-9333. 1-23T.2-13

Timeshare in Gatlinburg, TN,
Gatlinburg Town Square Resort,
two weeks winter flexible (Nov.
through June eded
time CtL-D this
beau CS .. ior family
vacat -.... dnd getaways, beautiful
at Christmas time and great craft
shows in the fall, $7,500 or best
offer. Call 643-5797 or 209-8898.

2006 Fleetwood doublewide,
three bedroom, two bath. Must
be moved. Call 643-6183 or
643-3711. 1-16, 1-23

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.

Big lot on Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.

New 1,200 sq. ft., three bedroom,
two bath home in Blountstown. Ap-
pliance package, tile and laminate
flooring, $99,900. Call 762-8185.
LA 20/1-16,1-23

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s repo FWC Division of Law Enforcement ipc'Ng' i
events the Florida Dam when one
Fish and Wild- FIELD OPERATION WEEKLY REPORT subject said he
life Conservation hadn't caught any

Commission (FWC) handled
over Jan. 4- 10; however, it does
not include all actions taken by
the Division of Law Enforce-
Officer Jimmy Stewart received
information about shots being
fired and a possible trespass
violation on private property west
of Blountstown. When Officer
Stewart arrived, he walked the
property and found a freshly killed
illegal deer near the complainant's
property line. Officer Stewart
tracked the subjects to a mobile
home in a nearby mobile home
park. After interviewing the
three subjects living there, Officer
Stewart determined that the
female resident had shot the deer.
She was charged with taking an
illegal deer.
Officer Alton Ranew received
information that an individual
and a small child were riding
an all terrain vehicle (ATV) on
Davenport Road east of Marianna
with a rifle mounted on the four-
wheeler. Officer Ranew received
a second call about the vehicle
stating that the subject had a
freshly killed buck deer on the
back of the four-wheeler. Through
Officer Ranew's investigation of
the incident, and assistance from
Officer David Arnette and K-9
Officer Mike Guy, they .located
two spent high powered rifle
shell casings and some fresh deer
blood. The defendant admitted
to Officer Ranew he had shot the
deer from the right-of-way. He
was subsequently charged for
hunting from the right-of-way.
At approximately 11:55 p.m.,
after completing a night hunting
detail on the Alabama Florida
state line, Officer David Arnette
was traveling east on Highway
2 when he observed a vehicle
moving at a slow rate of speed.
After meeting the vehicle, Officer
Amette continued in an easterly
direction and went over a hill
out of sight from the vehicle.
He turned around and traveled
back west over the hill to observe
the vehicle. The vehicle turned
around and.began to display
lights from both sides of the
vehicle. At approximately 12:05
a.m., he stopped the vehicle. The
subjects had two rifles and two
lights. Officer Arnette seized
all their equipment and charged
the three subjects with taking or
attempting to take deer at night
with a gun and light.
Officer Arnette was working
a night hunting detail on Avery
Road at the Alabama Florida
state line when he heard a rifle
shot approximately 400 yards
south of his location. After the
suspect's vehicle passed his
location, Officer Arnette stopped
the Alabama vehicle. The four
Alabama residents possessed
a .270 caliber rifle, 12gauge
shotgun loaded with slugs, and
three lights. They failed to kill
the deer they had shot at. The

equipment was seized and all four
subjects were charged with taking
or attempting to take deer at night
with a gun and light.
Officer Arnette received
information about night hunting
activity occurring in the Compass
Lake in the Hills area south of
Marianna. At approximately 8:15
p.m., Officer Arnette and Officer
Mike Guy were working a detail
in that area when Officer Guy
observed an individual traveling
on Nortek Boulevard at a slow
rate of speed. The driver turned
his vehicle crossways in the road
and used his headlights to shine
an area approximately 200 yards
away from Officer Guy. The
driver then fired a shot from the
vehicle at a deer. Officer Guy
charged the subject with taking
or attempting to take deer at night
with a gun and light.
Dennis Palmer located two
hunters dressed in camouflage
hunting in Hobb's Pasture, a
handicap only section of the
Econfina Wildlife Management
Area which is currently closed
to hunting. The hunters did not
have valid hunting licenses or
management area permits and
were issued citations.
Lt. Jay Chesser and Officer
Mike Nobles observed a subject
fishing from a vessel near the
Highway 77 Bridge in Southport.
When Officer Nobles approached
on foot, the subject looked at
Officer Nobles and then sped
away. Within an hour and with
further investigation, the subject
was identified. He is a convicted
felon currently on parole from

prison. The boat was located
hidden up the creek in needlebrush
and the outboard engine was
found to be stolen. Charges will
be filed as the case progresses.
Officers Dennis Palmer and
Mark Clements worked a clearcut
on the eastern border of the
Econfina Wildlife Management
Area and observed a truck
turn around on three occasions
and sweep the woods with its
headlights. The subject was
stopped and possessed a loaded
.270 caliber rifle. A citation for
gun and light was issued.
Officer Dennis Palmer was
attempting to locate a site in the
Econfina Wildlife Management
Area for a decoy deer detail to be
worked later that evening when
he observed a truck turn around
several times and attempt to use
its headlights to locate deer. The
truck was stopped and a loaded 44
caliber magnum rifle and a double
barrel shotgun were found in the
truck. A citation for gun and light
was issued.
As he crossed the Hathaway
Bridge, Officer Joe Chambers
was flagged down by a person
asking him to call 911 because a
man was threatening to jump off
of the bridge. Officer Chambers
made contact with the subject
who was very belligerent and
stated that if he wanted to kill
himself he could. Lt. Jay Chesser
and Officer Nick Price arrived and
escorted the subject off the bridge
where he was handcuffed and
turned over to the Panama City
Police Department for mental
Officer Joe Chambers was

fish and continuously looked
back at his truck. When asked
if he had any fish in the truck,
the fisher said he had 'a couple.'
The 'couple' turned out to be
five grey snapper, four of which
were undersized. A citation was
Lt. Rama Shuster and Officers
Faris Livesay and Michael Slotin
worked water patrol aboard
the offshore patrol vessel "Sea
Hawk." On January 3, the
officers boarded the shrimping
vessel "Candie Luck" in state
waters south of St. Vincent Island.
Officers Livesay and Slotin found
all four turtle excluder devices
(TEDs) to be in violation and over
the 50pound limit of flounder in
the hold. The captain was issued
a citation for the illegal TEDs.
On January 5, Lt. Shuster
and Officers Livesay and Slotin
boarded a commercial stone crab
vessel in federal waters south
of Panacea. The vessel had
approximately 500 pounds of
black sea bass that were caught
in wire stone crab traps and
approximately 10 pounds of
stone crab claws. The traps had
no legal biodegradable opening
method and two grouper filets
were found during the inspection.
Citations were issued for the traps
and the grouper filets.
On January 6, Lt. Shuster
and Officers Livesay and Slotin
boarded two grouper boats in
federal waters south of Panacea.
Both boats had undersized black
sea bass in the live wells for
use as bait. State citations were
issued to both captains.

Free kitten, beautiful black kitten,
very loving, great with children,
free to good home. Call 674-6410
or 447-0811. 1-23,1-30

Half-Chow puppy, white, male, 6
weeks old, small black male, neutered,
good house dog; Lab mix, 2 year old,
white, female; 2 Cats, litter mates, 10
months old, male is orange tabby,
female is calico tabby. Call 762-1959
or 557-1346. 1-23,1-30

Fence, Pet safe electronic wire-
less fence with collar,. $160. Call
674-4301. 1-23,1-30

Poodle puppies, first shots, $100
each. Call 762-8566. 1-16, 1-23

Golden Retriever/yellow Lab-
rador puppies, $50 each. Call
762-1905. 1-16,1-23

Teacup Chihuahuas, tiny "apple-
head" doll babies, must see to appre-
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ary, Cockatiels, Quakers, Red Rump
Suns, Indian Ringnecks. Cages, nest-
ing boxes, etc. Call 674-3532.LA25/1-23

Found: German Sherman breed,
gray, male, about 6-months old. He
was found in the vicinity of Clarks-
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Drive. If you have lost your pet,
please call 674-3905 in the morn-
ings or evenings. 1-23,1-30

Found: Basset hound dog near
Leonard Varnum Rd. in Blountstown,
very old male. Call 643-2516.
1-23, 1-30


. Chipola College to host reunion of Coach Johnson's teams

College is hosting a reunion
of Coach Milton Johnson's
Chipola and Campbellton
High School basketball teams
Feb. 16 at the college.
All of Johnson's former
players, assistant coaches,
managers, and their guests
are invited to a luncheon with
Coach Johnson on Saturday,
Feb. 16, from noon to 2 p.m.
(CT) in the old college gym,
now known as the Arts Center.
The luncheon will feature a
program highlighting Johnson's
legendary career, followed by a
time to visit with old friends.
Event organizer Robert
Trammell, said, "Not many
people earn the title of legend
during their lifetime, but
Coach Milton Johnson has
done just that. In addition to
his phenomenal records on the
court, the contributions he made
to the lives of so many young
people are tremendous."

TEAMS-Coach Milton
Johnson, pictured here, won
more than 800 games during
his coaching career.

Trammell says he expects
some 75 former team members
to attend the reunion, including
two father and son sets that
played for Johnson: Cody and

'Zack Taylor from Bonifay
and Sydney andiGreg Granger
from Blountstown.
ABA star Red Robbins is
expected to return along with
many of his 1965 teammates.
The Hines brothers-Kevin,
Keith and Sammy-who
played for Johnson in the
early 1990's are also expected
to attend.
Former Chipola player
Ronnie Myers and his wife
Kitty will host a 4 p.m.
reception and 5:30 p.m. dinner
at their home in Marianna on
All returning players and
their guests will sit in a special
. section during Chipola's
men's game with Okaloosa-
Walton at 7:30 p.m. on Feb.
16. During halftime, Coach
Johnson and former team
members will be recognized
in a special ceremony.
The Feb. 16 celebration
follows the Chipola Night of

Champions last September
which brought Florida Coach
Billy Donovan to the college to
raise money for an endowment
in honor of Coach Johnson.
Chipola president Dr.
Gene Prough said, "Chipola
has developed a national
reputation in athletics, and
no one has contributed more
to our success over the years
than Coach Milton Johnson.

Whittington, 67, died Monday,
Jan. 21,2008 at his home in Talla-
hassee. He was born on April 29,
1940 in Calhoun County and had
lived in Tallahassee for the past
43 years coming from Marianna.
He was a retired air conditioning
and heating repairman. He was a
member of the Christian faith.

His basketball teams won
more than 800 games during
his 32 years at Chipola.
On Sept. 20 we will gather
to honor Coach Johnson's
legacy and to announce that
we are establishing a special
scholarship in his name."
For information, call
850-510-2187 or email

Survivors include his wife,
Ernie Deese Whittington of Tal-
lahassee; three daughters, Janice
Ratcliff of Tallahassee, Brenda
Mooney of Maryland and Tammy
Humphreys of Crawfordville; one
brother, Dee Whittington of Al-
tha; four sisters, Lois Cole of Al-
tha, Ruby Goodson of Dallas, TX,
Beulah Laster of Franklin, GA
and Belle Worthington of Homer-
ville, GA; eight grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 from 6 to
8 p.m. (ET) at the Bible Believers
Church, 6341 Blountstown Hwy.
in Tallahassee.
Services will be held Friday,
Jan, 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. (ET) at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Jay Deese and Wayne Sutton
officiating. Interment will follow
in Edenfield Cemetery in Altha.
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown is in charge of the
D. Mathis, 77, died Monday, Jan.
21, 2008. He was born in Mayo
and had lived in Blountstown
since 1969. He was a heavy
equipment operator for the Flor-
ida Department of Transportation
and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife,
Violet of Blountstown; two sons,
Donald and his wife, Jennie of
Bristol and Willie Jr. and his
wife, Barbara of Blountstown;
one daughter, Hilda Bowen and
her husband, Donnie of Blount-
stown; three sisters, Mattie Lou
Anders of Cross City, Frances
Waters of Lake Butler and Jose-
phine Mathis of Jacksonville; five
grandchildren, Chad, Allen and
Staci Mathis, Christy Goodwin
and Bobby Bowen; four great-
grandchildren, Allen, Jr., Anna,
Alisa and Trentan.
The family will receive friends
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 from 6 to
8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home.
Services will be held Friday,
Jan. 25, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the
Adams Funeral Home Chapel
in Blountstown with Rev. Clint
Clemmons officiating. Interment
will follow in Red Oak Cemetery
with full military honors.
Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of
the arrangements.

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with each of them contributing a
deuce. Noah was credited with 4
rebounds, an a!ssist and a steal.
Chafin had 5 assists, 3 rebounds,
and 2 steals. Edenfield cleared
2 rebounds.
ALTHA, JAN. 18-At the
end of the first quarter night's
game with Altha's junior varsity
trailing 7-4, it looked as if the
junior varsity Wildcats (8-6)
might be able to hang with a
Sneads Pirates' team that had
beaten them by 43 points the
first time. However, when
Sneads went up 23-7 at halftime
and pouring in 24 third quarter
points, the Wildcats' hopes
The Wildcats committed 26
turnovers while the Pirates only
gave the ball up 7 times.
Sneads made 45% (13 of 29)
of their field goals while Altha
could only manage 25 % (4 of
16). The Pirates sank 25% (2
of 8) from beyond the arc while
the Wildcats misfired on all
7 attempts. From the charity
stripe Sneads was good for 57%
(8 of 14) while Altha could only
find the bucket with 20% (1 of
Jacob Warner was the Top
Cat in scoring with 4 points and
he had 2 steals. Caleb Willis-
notched 3 points, collected
3 rebounds and he rejected a
Pirates' shot attempt. Ethan
Ellis rounded out the scoring
with a deuce. He snared 3
rebounds and swatted away 2 of
Sneads' shot attempts.
Twenty-four minutes instead
of thirty-two minutes.
If that was the length of
the game the varsity Wildcats
(12-5; 4-3, 2-2A) had been
able to play on Senior Night
last Friday, Altha would have
secured their fifth district -win.
However, because varsity high
school rules call for playing 32
minutes, the Pirates (13-6; 4-3,
2-2A) walked away with a 62-46
Sneads held a 15-8 first period
lead, but Altha had pulled to
within three, 25-22, at halftime.
The Wildcats made a 15-10 run
in the third quarter to pull ahead
The Pirates topped the
Wildcats in the field goal
department, 76% (26 of 34) to
42% (8 of 19). However, Altha
connected on 43% (6 of 14) of
their 3-point shots to only 20%
(1 of 5) for Sneads. Both teams
shot 60% from the free throw
line. The Wildcats sank 12 of 20
attempts while the Pirates made
6 of 10 attempts.
Sneads committed 19
turnovers to only 12 for Altha
but unfortunately the Wildcats
committed the majority of their
turnovers in the fourth quarter.
Altha had three players in
double figures. Cale Chafin, Josh
McIntosh, and Kevin Saldana

each scored 11 points. Chafin
had 2 rebounds and an assist.
McIntosh came away with 3
blocked shots, 2 rebounds and a
steal. Chafin nailed 2 3-pointers
and McIntosh had 2. Saldana
pulled down 4 rebounds, and he
was credited with 2 steals. Corde

Beauchamp knocked down 6
points (including a 3-pointer)
along with 3 steals and a rebound.
Ethan Byler contributed 4 points
as well as having 3 steals and a
rebound. Drew Brazell rounded
out the Wildcats scoring with 3
points along with 4 rebounds, 2

blocked shot attempts, 2 steals,
and an assist.
-The Wildcats will pack their
bags on tomorrow and head
to Wewa for a 6 p.m. (CT)
junior varsity game with the
varsity action scheduled for
7:30 p.m. (CT). Then it's back

to "The Den" on Friday for. an
important district game with the
Blountstown Tigers and it's also
homecoming. Once again the
junior action with get underway
at 6 p.m. (CT) and the varsity
game is slated for a 7:30 p.m.
(CT). The Wildcats are looking
for you fans to fill up "The Den"
and get LOUD for this last home
game of the season.

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