Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
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Language: English
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Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: January 30, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Presidential Preference




Rudy G iuliani ................... 29.......................8
Mike Huckabee.................165..................... 44
Duncan Hunter................... ........................ 1
A lan Keyes........................ 0. .......................
John McCain.....................2165..................... 52
Ron Paul ......................... 18.......................3
Mitt Romney.................... 112..................... 49
Tom Tancredo.................... 0.......................0
Fred Thompson................. 11....................... 8

Joseph R. Biden Jr. .......... 29....................12
Hillary Clinton ...................875................. 397
Christopher J. Dodd.......... 12......................6
SJohn Edwards...................848........848 ..........459
Mike Gravel....................... 23.................17
Dennis J. Kucinich............24..................... 8
Barack Obama..................407................. 170
William "Bill" Richardson. ..80................ 45

No. 1 Constitutional Amendment
Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations
on Property Tax Assessments

Yes for approval..............1702.............510
No for rejection............... 1188.................808

Calhoun County Half Cent Tax
YES for approval...................1511
NO for rejection.....................1494


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Volume 28, Number 5 Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

Liberty Industries is awarded $4

million grant for
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Liberty County-based business
has been awarded a $4 million grant
to boost their efforts to produce
a fuel alternative primarily using
forest products.
Samuel Hatcher, president of
Liberty Industries. Inc., plans to
build a $38-million plant that would
create ethanol and electricity.
His company was one of 12 to
receive renewable energy, grants from the state
through the "Farm to Fuel" initiative last week
in Tallahassee.
The program was designed to get the
agriculture industry to produce 25 percent of
the state's energy needs by the year 2025 in
an effort to reduce dependency on foreign oil
and to keep land in agriculture, according to
Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson.
A site has not been named but Hatcher said
there were two possible spots in Liberty County
owned by his family that could be used. He said
he is also considering sites in Tallahassee and
other surrounding counties.
Hatcher's father, Jimmy Hatcher, owns the
defunct chip mill in Lowrey, located north of
Hosford between GP and Sunshine Cypress.
That property includes 75 acres.
Hatcher and his family also own 5,000
acres in the north end of Liberty County, with
property on both sides of State Road 12 North.
They also have 1,000 acres on which they grow
pine trees.
"Within the next 30 to 60 days, we hope to

bio-energy plan
get a short list of potential sites
in and out of Liberty County,"
Hatcher said. "Liberty County
would be our first choice, but
it would obviously be up to
folks to support it," he said,
aware of how things ended
w hen a company tried to locate
a biomass plant here recently.
He said his plan differs from the
biomass proposal in that, "Our
process is based on how to break down cellulose
to make liquid fuel to bum in our engines but cause
less pollution than current fossil fuels."
Biomass Gas and Electric was sent packing
after opposition from a group of Hosford residents.
The company's president, Glenn Farris, scratched
any plans to locate in Liberty County after being
met with hostility and accusations at what was
supposed to be an open question and answer
meeting with the public last October.
"Biomass Gas and Electric never had a chance
to be evaluated on technical merit," Hatcher said,
adding that the Department of Energy has invested
over $80 million in research. "The technology is
proven," he said.
"We've got the wood products here," he said,
explaining that his process would use the entire
tree, including tops and limbs left behind by
loggers. The ethanol that would be produced would
be blended with gas, reducing the environment
impact as well as the cost at the pump.
"The forest service spends an ungodly amount
of money fighting forest fires. That material could
be converted into ethanol instead of forest fire
fuel," he said.


Parade Grand Marshal Paige White is shown
at right while members of the girls' basketball
team ride together at left during Friday's
Homecoming Parade in Altha. For more
photos of the event, see pages 14 and 15.

Commission turns over ambulance service to hospital

'by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
In an emergency meet-
ing Tuesday afternoon, the/
Calhoun County Commission
gave Calhoun-Liberty Hospi-
tal a one-year contract to op-
erate the county's ambulance
service following the sudden
shut down of Emergystat last
The board voted 3-1 to pay
the hospital $250,000 a year
to take over the ambulance

program. Commissioner
Danny Ray Wise opposed the
Phillip Hill of Blountstown
was hired by the hospital as
the director of the new am-
bulance service, according to
Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway.
Hill, who serves as a Blount-
stown City Council member,
is currently employed as as-
sistant director of emergency
medical services in Gadsden

Emergystat, which has op-
erated the ambulance service
in the county for the past few
years shut down after los-
ing their liability insurance,
according to a news release
from Paladin Holdings Inc.
A spokesman linked the com-
pany's problem to delays in
receiving over $200,000 in
funds from a Medicare pro-

The company abruptly.
suspended its services in six-
- states.
A few weeks earlier, Emer-
gystat gave notice that the
county's monthly payments
would have to increase from
$12,000 to $22,000 in order
to continue service, accord-
ing to Calhoun County Com-
missioner Dan Wyrick.
Attaway said when they
first learned of the rate in-

crease, they were warned
in writing that unless they
agreed, Emergystat "would
be out of here by January
31." At that time, she said
Emergystat officials "assured
me things were fine and they
were here for the duration."
When Attaway mentioned
they might look into alterna-
tives, "I basically had their
continued on page 18

Birthdays...10 Wildcats win homecoming game by one point...16 Obituaries...22 Altha Alumni game...27

Includes Absentees
and Early Votes

Sheriff's Log and Arrest Reports...2 One lottery you don't want to 'win'...3 Blountstown aparbnent fire...5

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Men charged with breaking into businesses & drink machines

Two men have been charged
with breaking into businesses
in Blountstown, and a third man
was arrested for helping them
steal the proceeds from soft-drink
machines in three counties.
Barry James Parrish, 29,
and Joseph Kearce, 19, both
of Blountstown were taken
into custody following the Jan.
21 break-in at The Mesquite
Mexican Store, Gardenia's Gifts
& Boutique and Just Nails at
20124 Central Avenue.
According to the report from the
Blountstown Police Department,
someone gained access to the
building by breaking a -front

window at the nail salon. The
suspects then walked through the
business and broke the back door
of the gift shop. Someone then
entered the Mesquite Mexican
Store and a bottle opener was
used to pry open a cash register,
which held between $25 and
Kearce later admitted that
he and Parrish broke into the
businesses. He said Parrish took
the cash and he grabbed a pair of
cowboy boots.
When questioned about other
recent break-ins, Kearce said that
they had entered Dr. Raymond
Layne's dental office through


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a window in the front of the
building and left with a computer
and monitor.
The Blountstown Police
Department charged each man
with three counts of burglary.
A police officer on patrol
in the early morning hours of

Jan. 26 noticed Parrish hanging
around near the King House
restaurant and saw him placing
something next to one of the
pillars. When questioned, Parrish
told the officer he was there to
use the pay phone at the Piggly
Wiggly. The officer stepped out
to see what Parrish had put down
and found a crowbar.
When asked why he needed
a crowbar to make a phone
call, Parrish replied, "I've been
jumped before and was carrying
it for protection."
The officer walked to the
area where the pay phone and
soda machines are located at the

grocery store and found a Piggly
Wiggly employee sitting outside.
When asked if he'd seen Parrish
at the phone, the man replied
that when he walked up, Parrish
hid behind one of the drink
The officer took the crowbar.
Parrish turned down an offer to be
driven home and left on foot.
Parrish was later found driving
a car with Kearce as his passenger.
The two were taken to the police
station and questioned. Kearce
said Parrish had planned to use

See BREAK-INS on page 18

Man caught in the act admits to Blountstown battery burglaries

A 58-year-old Tallahassee
man is charged with four counts
of felony theft, three counts
of burglary and possession of
burglary tools after Blountstown

Police Sgt. Fred Tanner caught
him in the act early Sunday
Tanner, who was stationed
at the Blountstown Police

Three charged with stealing

fuel from Sumatra Grocery
Three men have been charged with petty theft for helping
themselves to fuel from the above ground gas tanks behind Sumatra
Grocery, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's
When the store owner reported that she had noticed a gas shortage
from the tanks, Lt. Henry Hamlin of the Liberty County Sheriff's
Department marked and photographed the tanks to see if they were
being tampered with. When he checked back eight days later, he found
that someone had gained access to the tanks.
A witness came forward and reported that three men identified
as Ashley Ronald Raffield, Dakota Wilson and Richie Golden had
been taking the fuel. Raffield and Wilson told him they would wait
until midnight or 1 a.m. to go to the store where they would unscrew
the plugs from the top of the tanks and use a hose to siphon the gas
into jugs, according to the witness.
Deputy Timothy Partridge drove by the home shared by Raffield and
Wilson and saw several gas jugs and a siphon hose in the front yard.
During questioning, Raffield admitted to Partridge that he and
Wilson had stolen gas from the store in Sumatra. He said they had
gone to the site four times over the past two months and had taken
between 20 and 30 gallons of fuel. He said three of those times they
were accompanied by another man, identified as Richie Golden of
Franklin County.
Raffield and Wilson are being charged, with four counts of petty
theft. Golden will be charged with three counts.

Department, was keeping an eye
on the NAPA Auto Parts store
due to recent thefts reported by
area businesses. At 5:35 a.m.,
he saw a small blue car pull into
the driveway on the north side
of the building. A tall, slender,
white male stepped out and
started loading batteries into the
Tanner alerted a patrol officer
who conducted a traffic stop as
the car left the business.
The driver, identified as
Raymond Marcus Haist, was
taken into custody. Thirteen car
and lawnmower batteries were
stacked in the front and back seat
of his vehicle, according to the
arrest report.
Burglary tools were found in
the front floorboard, including
a hammer, a metal cutting hack
saw, a large flathead screwdriver,
two pairs of wire cutters and a
pair of work gloves.
During an interview that
morning at the police station,
Haist admitted to taking the
batteries from the NAPA store
and United Auto Parts, both
located on Main Street.
Two batteries reported stolen
on Jan. 17 from United Auto
Parks were found in his car

SR 20 in Bristol, Pho

He said he had stolen batteries
from both stores "three or four
times in the past," noting that the
batteries were kept in an easily
accessible open area.

.Because Haist has been
convicted in both Texas and
Florida more than two times,
the charges against him were

JAN. 22
*Dixie White, FTA.
*Buck Clary, VOP (county).
*George Pelt, VOP (state).
JAN. 23
*David Lamb, domestic battery, resisting with vio-
JAN. 24
*Cynthia Baggett, grand theft.
*Roger Hough, violation of suspended sentence.
*Ralph Waterman, violation of probation.
JAN. 25
.*David Lamb, violation of injunction.
JAN. 26
*Barry Parrish, burglary of a structure, theft over $300,
criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, loitering
and prowling.
*Alan Kearce, burglary.
*Thomas Keys, Jackson County warranty, worthless
*Michael Kemp, driving while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge (habitual).
JAN. 27
*Raymond Haist, felony theft (burglary three times),
possession of burglary tools.
*Thomas Keys, principal in first degree to burglary of
a structure.
*Alan Kearce, burglary of a structure.
*Barry Parrish, burglary of a structure.
*Curtis Harris, driving while license suspended or re-
voked with knowledge.

JAN. 21
*Charles Aubrey Sewell, domestic battery.
JAN. 22
*James Lynn Reddick, burglary of a dwelling, petty
*Acey Dewayne Abbott, sentence.
JAN. 24
*James Paul Lampkin, VOP
JAN. 25
*Albert Sullivan, possession of less than 20 grams.
*Terra Tucker, felony child neglect.
*Mathew Williams, DUI with property damage and one
personal injury.
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
Jan. 21 through Jan. 27, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents............ 02 Traffic Citations..................10
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)....100
Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints.......................................................... 155


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Blountstown woman nearly

loses $3,000 in lottery scam

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
She doesn't want to use her
name but she does want to tell
her story.
When a Blountstown woman
opened her mail Friday morning,
she found a letter stating she had
won $250,000 in a lottery.
Along with the notice was
an official-looking check for
$4,980 and a phone number
of Powerhouse Lottery's
"international claims department"
to call for instructions on how to
collect her winnings.
When she called, she learned
that all she had to do was deposit
the check, transfer $2,985 from
her account by Western Union to
Powerhouse Lottery and then sit
back and wait for her winnings
to arrive by courier the following
She got the letter at 11 a.m. By
11:31 a.m. she had deposited the
check at her bank.
A short time later, she was
on the phone with her sister in
Atlanta, sharing her good news.

Her brother-in-law walked in,
overheard the conversation and
realized what had happened. He
told her she was being conned
and urged her to contact her bank
"When he said it was a scam,
my heart fell to my feet. I almost
cried," she said. "I called the
bank and told them to stop that
Luckily, she was able to stop
the transaction.
But how did they get her name
and address?
The woman admits she spends
a lot of time on her computer
entering lotteries so her name
and address could be on many
sites. By the time she finally got
the news that she was a "winner"
she believed her turn had finally
"I bit it hook, line and sinker,"
she now says. "I should have
known better."
She asked to share her story
with Journal readers because it's
something that could happen to

She and her husband are both
on disability and live on a fixed
income. She didn't have the
money to cover the payment
she had been instructed to send.
By the time her bank would get
notification that the check was
counterfeit, her money would be
gone and she would be in debt.
Once money is transferred
through Western Union and
picked up at the other end, there
is no trail to follow and no way
to recover the funds.
"I really thought we had won,"
she said. "If that had been cashed,
I'd have been in a world of
The check she received
appeared to be from Columbus
Bank and Trust. "The bank is
real but the check isn't," she
said, explaining that when she
called the bank they verified that
only half of the tracking numbers
listed on the check were real.
"When you're thinking you've
won this much money, well,
you're not really thinking," she


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Inmate tries to hang himself

in Liberty County Jail cell
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A man convicted on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation
on a child attempted to hang himself in the Liberty County jail last
B.J. Tharpe of Hosford, who was already a registered sex offender
at the time of his arrest last March, was put on suicide watch after a
jury found him guilty on Jan. 23. He was placed alone in a cell in the
old jail, where a corrections officer made frequent checks on him,
according to Major Donnie Conyers of the Liberty County Sheriff's
When the correctional officer was making her rounds that night
and going up the stairs to his cell, she called out to Tharpe and asked
what he was doing.
"I ain't doing nothing," he replied. But when the officer approached
the cell she saw him clinging to the top of his cell as he tied a
bedsheet to the bars. The other end of the sheet was wrapped around
his neck.
As she came toward him, he jumped down.
The officer yelled for her supervisor to bring the cell key as she
reached through the bars and grabbed Tharpe.
While the sheet was long enough to allow his feet to touch the floor
and kept him from injuring himself, the correctional officer said the
suicide attempt "could have gone either way."
She held Tharpe up until the cell could be opened and he could be
cut free. EMTs were called to the scene and examined him. The officer
said there were no visible injuries to his neck and he was breathing
and alert. He was taken by emergency helicopter to Tallahassee to be
examined and returned to custody a shot time later.
The officer said she had been checking in on Tharpe every ten
minutes or so, aware that he was depressed over his conviction. She
added that if they hadn't been checking on him constantly "he probably
would have succeeded" in his attempt to hang himself.

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FL Panhandle Saddle

Club horse show set
The Florida Panhandle Saddle Club
will begin its 2008 horse shows on Feb. 2
at 12 noon on Hwy. 20 at the Skeet Davis
Arena at Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown.
Cloverleaf exhibition will begin at 11 a.m.
This is a five event for all ages compet-
ing with their horses in barrel racing, pole
bending, Texas barrels, jackpots and other
fun activities.
The shows will begin on the. first Sat-
urday of every month starting in Febru-
ary through September. Points awarded at
each show will be calculated monthly for
awards at the end of the season.
Entry fees are $3 per event or exhibi-
tion $2. First, second and third places will
be awarded money and fourth, fifth and
sixth places will be awarded ribbons.
Membership dues are $30 family and
$20 single. You do not have to be a mem-
ber to participate.
We would like to welcome all new
members or spectators. If you need any
information, please contact Larry Bar-
bee at 674-5766 or Robin Clemons at

Classical Deserts set
for Feb. 2 at Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
presents a special evening of music and
desserts on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Frink Gymnasium. Come enjoy an
elegant evening out at the Settlement.
A special chamber music group will
select a program of romantic and classical
music, ballads, light pop and standards. A
scrumptious dessert buffet will enhance
the mood of the evening.
Cost is $15 per couple and $10 per
individual. Call 674-2777 for ticket

Smoked chicken fundraiser
Members ofthe Blountstown Police De-
partment/Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
K-9 team will be cooking smoked chicken
on the comer of Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 71 on
Feb. 1. The plates will consist of chicken,
potato salad, baked beans and bread.
Plates will be $6 each. Proceeds will
assist the team in traveling to a National
Manhunt Competition in Little Rock, AR.
Please call Major Rodney Smith at
643-1626 or the Blountstown Police De-
partment at 674-5987 to place your order.
We will deliver.

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Christmas Parades
Christmas on the Square


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6:30 p.m., Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

Florida Panhandle Saddle Club Show, 12 p.m,, Sam Atkins Park
Dance, 6 12p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown

Patty 'Tant
* Long Term Care, 10 a.m. till noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail

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Films showing at Pioneer Settlement, 7 p.m.
AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center

'arie "Pee Wee"'Duncan

Cannons, Corn bread & Candlelght tour
6 p.m. at Torreya State Park

6 p.m. (ET) on Fox

The Liberty County Arts Council, 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Ladies Auxiliary, 6 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
American Legion Post 272, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
Altha Park Committee, 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall
Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Altha Boy Scouts,.5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department
Bulldog Club, 7 p.m., LCHS field house

Mossy Pond VFD Auxilary, 12:30 p.m., Fire House EMr i
Calhoun County Commission, 2 p.m., Calhoun Co..
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge, .'
Blountstown '
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
Brownie Troop 158, 7-8:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
JROTC Booster Club, 7 p.m., Liberty County High School
Liberty County Commission, 7 p.m., courtroom
Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center

BHS alumni prom

bash set for Feb. 23
Break out your dancin' shoes and get
ready to step back in time to the day
when the prom was the main event in
your life and finding the perfect dress...
not to mention date...was what it was all
In honor of Blountstown High School's
100th birthday, Blountstown Main Street
is throwing an alumni prom bash to top
them all. The event is set for Saturday,
Feb. 23, from 7 p.m. until at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center.
Feel like dressing up? Throw on your
favorite formal (from now or any time
.period). If you'd prefer to dress'down,
wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Casual.dress is fine. Just be there!
And if you're not a former BHS student
or graduate, but would like to join us, you
are welcome to attend.
A buffet of heavy hors d'oevres will
be served and there will be live music. In
addition, a cash bar (wine and beer only)
will be available. All proceeds will benefit
the restoration of the old log cabin that was
located for decades at BHS and has now
found a home at the Pioneer Settlement.
Tickets are $20 each and available for
purchase at Merle Norman and Blountstown
Drugs on West Central Avenue, as well as
Golden Pharmacy on North Main Street in
Blountstown. You must be 21 or older to
attend. For more details, call 899-0500.

Baseball sign-ups to be
held in Hosford Feb. 2
The Liberty County Recreation
Department will'be holding a registration day
for little league baseball, softball, and tee-
ball for the upcoming year. Sign-ups will be
held at Hosford Middle School Gymnasium
Saturday Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A
copy of your child's birth certificate will be
required upon sign up. All interested coaches
shall be subject to background screening
and fingerprinting through the Department
of Juvenile Justice. Cost of fingerprinting
will be $30.
Age groups will be as follows:
Dixie Majors ages 12 and under
AAA- ages 10 and under
AA ages 8 and under
Tee Ball ages 4-6
Girls Softball ages 7-9 and 10-12
All children whose 13th birthday falls on
or before May 1 are not eligible.
Registration for all ages will be $50 per
A copy of the birth certificate is due upon
sign up.
For more information call Richie Smith
or Joe Ferolito at 643-2175.

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your community announcements
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that it was awarded a $234,643 relocation of businesses to the news for North Florida."
U.S. Department of Agriculture region." Florida's Great Northwest is a
Rural Community Development "This federal funding will help regional economic development
Initiative (RCDI) grant on to provide economic opportunities organization serving 16 counties
December 17, 2007. The grant for our area and enhance the ability in Northwest Florida from
is one of two that were awarded of our local communities to thrive Pensacola through Tallahassee.
in the State of Florida this cycle, and prosper, especially under Its primary mission is the creation
both of which are the first RCDI tough economic conditions," of high-wage, high-skill jobs,
grants awarded in the State. said Congressman Allen Boyd branding and marketing, as well
The RCDI grant will be (D-FL). "By promoting regional as support of the local economic
used to conduct a thorough development, we can help to development organizations in the
analysis of infrastructure in rural encourage new jobs, attract new region.

The Blountstown Fire Department responded to a structure fire
Thursday, Jan. 24 at Sutton Creek Apartment #106, occupied by
Shanna Harmon. Fire department units were dispatched at 9:51
and were on scene in three minutes to find smoke coming from the
apartment. Firefighters made entry into the apartment and found
the kitchen area involved in fire. The fire is believed to have started
in the area of the stove. The kitchen area, pictured above, was
damaged by fire and much of the occupant's belongings suffered
smoke damage. BFD PHOTO

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using International Economic
Development Council (IEDC)
standards. The analysis will
also identify resources for
training programs to address
any deficiencies identified by
the study. The information will
be integrated into a database
on Florida's Great Northwest's
Web site as well as each rural
county's Web site, providing
comprehensive information on
available buildings and sites
to market the rural region of
Northwest Florida to prospective
businesses. The nine rural
counties impacted by this
grant award include Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Liberty, Washington,
and Walton.
Florida's Great Northwest
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Angel Banks collects book

donations for
In the last two years Angel
Banks has participated in the
Pre-Teen of America Scholarship
and Recognition Program that is
held in Tampa each year. As a part
of the Pre-Teen Program, Angel
Banks must perform a community
As her community service,
Angel has chosen to collect
donations of books and money
for the Hosford School Library.
Library books usually cost $5 $20
for just one book. A record of all
donations will be kept and turned
into Hosford School and Hosford
School PTO.
Our school is in bad need of
library books. There are not enough
books for the students per grade
level. Some are in need of repairs
that can be replaced with these
donations. Old children's books
that you have at home can be used

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Reading is one of the most
important steps in life for a child. It
gives them a way to better educate
themselves and achieve their goals
in life.
Donation jars have been placed
in the following places:
T&P Food Discount
Busy Boy's
Blackburn's Grocery
Hosford School Office
Doobie Brothers BBQ
Piggly Wiggly, Bristol
Crow's Comer Double A's
As of Jan. 3, we have collected
$125 from all the jars that are out.
This will be turned over to the
PTO this weekend. We are going
to leave the collection, please
help if you can. You can make a
donation in honor of your child or
Also you can contact Angel
Banks' parents, Henry and Dora
Banks at 379-3332 to have donations
of books or money picked up.
Books can be taken to the Hosford
School Office and they will see
that the Library gets them. These
donations will be a tax write off at
the end of the year for you and we
can give you a receipt.

AARP driver safety
course set for Feb. 2
AARP will hold a driver
safety program at Jim's Buffet
in Marianna on Saturday, Feb. 2
beginning at 8 a.m.
A fee of $10 is for materials
only. This program will help you
save on your auto insurance.
Come join us and renew your
driving skills. Please RSVP by
calling Lilia at 526-4561.

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Our good friend Dennis Kucinich
dropped out of the presidential race.
Dennis' campaign slogan was 'Don't
look back.' He chose that slogan
because there's never anybody behind

In the movies, Sylvester Stallone is
Rambo again. Like everyone else,
he's older. Now when he gets dropped
behind enemy lines he says, "What did
I come here for?" DAVID LETTERMAN

Are you folks worried about the
economy? Stock market crumbling.
Everybody's crazy about this. Don't
worry. George W. Bush says he's got
something in mind to give it a shot
in the arm. And if that doesn't work,
Cheneyis going to give it a shot in the

As if this field isn't crowded enough,
Ralph Nader says he will decide in a
month whether he'll run for president
again. Ralph Nader. Hey, he's ready to
go. Luckily, his suit is still unpressed
from the last time. JAY LENO

Anybody see the presidential debate
on CNN? Whoa! It was great. It was
exciting. Sparks were flying. Hillary
Clinton and Barack Obama kept
arguing, going at one another like this.
Honest to God, John Edwards looked
like the moderator on 'Family Feud.'

During the argument between Obama
and Clinton (in the CNN debate),
security guards had to be brought in.
You could hear Hillary screaming,
"Don't tase me, bro!" DAVID LETTERMAN

Florida is the big one for the
Republicans. In fact, Florida is the
first state where Rudy Giuliani is
seriously campaigning. See, for
Giuliani, primaries are kind of like
marriages. The first two or three don't
really count. JAY LENO

Odd week on Wall Street. Chaos. It was
up, it was down, people yelling, people
pulling each other's hair... it was like
watching "The View." CRAIG FERGUSON

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Fear.mongering over property taxes

By the time that you read this,
Floridians will have voted on Prop-
osition I, a proposed change to the
Florida Constitution, which doubles
the homestead exemption and per-
mits a property owner of a home-
steaded property to take their ad va-
lorem tax cap to a new home. This
process does not reduce taxes paid

to school districts.
I received flyers predicting doom and gloom
should this proposal pass. The flyers and the re-
corded telephone calls stated that school budgets
would be affected along with fire and police ser-
This is just another case of fear mongering from
special interest groups. Hopefully, enough people
had enough common sense to know that the first
reductions in city or county budgets are not going
to be in the police or fire department budgets.
I think that forcing city and county officials to
pay more attention to the budget priorities is a
good thing.
During the speculative investment period in the
real estate market in 2003-2005, local politicians
reaped a windfall of money. The local property ap-
praiser jacked up assessed values based on property
appreciation rates based on speculative investments
and buying. As the fee appraiser knows, or should
know, sale price is not market value, but the local
property appraiser has a very complicated and very
structured process for determining assessed value.
A process which in my view requires scrutiny, par-
ticularly now that the real estate bubble has burst

A Nevada brothel is encouraging its
customers to give their tips to the
Ron Paul campaign. How did this'
endorsement deal slip by Bill Clinton?
He must be getting old. JAY LENO

and some properties can't be sold,
for their assessed value.
As most people have figured out
by now, the real 'estate bubble has
burst with a resounding bang and
foreclosures abound, particularly
on residential properties. There is
plenty of blame to go around on this
debacle. Foolish buyers, unethical

fee appraisers and greedy financial
institutions deserve what they get.
The taxes that most people are paying are based
on this speculative investment and buying spree. If
the 2003-2005" speculative craze with its 20-25%
perceived appreciation rates had not occurred, as-
sessed values for properties and ad valorem taxes
would be much lower, assuming that local officials
kept millage rates at a reasonable level. Most prop-
erty owners know that the two numbers that affect
the amount of taxes they pay is based on assessed
value and millage rate.
The problem is that cities and counties very
quickly adapted their budget priorities to the new-
found cash flow, and now faced with the possibility
of less money, they are crying wolf. Too bad, sharp-
en those pencils and figure out budget priorities.
We all want goods and services, but most people
know what are essential requirements and things
that are not so important, things that we can live
without. Politicians must understand that Joe Citi-
zen has limited capacity to pay. Floridians are
rocked by the high cost of home owner's insurance
and property taxes.
The turnip can be squeezed only so much.

It was such a riveting speech, the
president's State of the Union speech
Monday night. Senator Larry Craig
only took two bathroom breaks.

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officer and writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He lives in
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Arnold want to thank all of the
good people who took part in
the benefit fundraiser for Mark.
We want to thank Robert
Hill, Doobie Hayes, Donnie
Conyers, Bennet Alford and
Thomas "Bubba" Rast for
taking time out of their busy
lives to do the cooking for this
We thank all the churches of

Special Music
& Concerts
-Blountstown United Methodist
Church will present Brent Vernon
in concert Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6
p.m. in the fellowship hall. Brent
is an artist who has appeared in
48 states and aboard in a myriad
of venues including churches and
schools. "If You're Not In It,"
a release off his current CD "A
Thousand Pictures" can be heard
on Christian radio stations. Brent's
music is a blend of energetic and
heartfelt songs of hope. Along
with music, he is a ventriloquist
and.will perform with his alter
ego, Sam. Brent's talents appeal
to all ages. Make plans to come
early and fellowship in a relaxing
environment on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. A
love offering will be received. His
CD will be available for purchase.
For more information check
out Brent on-line at www.
Fellowship & Events
CHURCH Friday Movie
Night at Corinth Baptist Church
will be held Friday, Feb. 1.
Everyone is invited to join us for
our next movie, "Love's Abiding
Joy." We will have fellowship and
refreshments beginning at 7 p.m.
with the movie to follow. This
series of movies gives us insight
into how God leads, guides, and
blesses those who will trust and
obey. For a heartwarming, family
friendly evening, please be sure
to come. For more information,


Hosford and Telogia for their
donation of cakes, Sybil Arnold
for helping us and all the good
people of Liberty County
that came out to support the
May God bless all of you
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call 379-8442.
CHURCH RiverTown
Community Church presents
KIDstuf...where kids take their
parents to learn. The event will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 5
p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.)
at the RiverTown Community
If you have kids K-5th grade,
your whole family is invited to
join us for a once a month can't
miss the fun laugh till your sides
hurt evening, where dinner's on
us and our zany cast will help
your family learn values to live
and grow by!!!
There is no charge for this
event. Please, no drop offs.
Children must be accompanied
by their parents.
For more information, contact
Lynnette Wise at 674-5747,
ext. 103.
Food Ministries
OF GOD The Blountstown
Church of God will have food
boxes available to those in need
on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at
the church. These food boxes
are made available through
the assistance of Seed Sowers

12" Chocolate Chip Cookie
Plain $12.50 with nuts or decorated $15
Whole cakes and pies available

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for donating the bread.
Martha and Billy Pullam
and the Arnold family

We want to thank everyone
for their concern, prayers, kind
words, phone calls, cards, visits
and gifts during Michael's

Evangelistic Association and the
Blountstown Church of God to
help families in Calhoun County.
One box per Calhoun County
family until they are gone.
History Meeting
The Family History Center at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints in Bristol is open every
Wednesday night between 6 to 8
p.m. (ET).
Please come out and use
the center for help with your
genealogy researh. For more
information, contact Barb Lykins
at 643-7955.
Prayer Meetings
Liberty Community Prayer Band
will hold prayer service Thursday,
Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at the
home of Sister James Lane.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-5958.

heart attack and triple bypass
A special thanks to all of the
churches who requested prayer
and to the Masonic Lodge and
Eastern Star.
He is home and doing well.
Thank all of you so much.
The family of Michael Trickey

The family of Ken Odom
wish to express our gratitude
for the phone calls, prayers,
flowers and expressions of
love shown to us during this
difficult time. Your kindness is
most appreciated.
Sincerely, Linda Odom,
Steve and Stephanie Hofheinz
Bill and Shelli Hofheinz
Lauran and Glenn Summers

Words are inadequate to
express our gratitude to those
who visited, called, prayed,
and sent food and flowers
during the illness and death of
Ma Neil. Special thanks go to
Dr. Bristol, Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital and Covenant Hospice
for the compassionate care they
Lake Mystic Baptist Church
was so generous in showing
many acts of kindness. Rev.
Terry Blackburn, pastor of the
Church of God, gave us words
of comfort and hope when it
was needed.
The O'Neil Larkins Family

by Ryan McDougald

Text: Ephesians 5:20
E.M. Umbach said there was
a dear lady in the church who
used to make his pastor nervous.
This lady was very emotional
often shouted, "Praise the Lord,
Hallelujah!" loud and often dur-
ing the service.
The pastor was not used to
this kind of animated praise go-
ing on during his sermon. After a
few Sundays of losing his place,
the pastor decided to make a
visit. He explained to her that
shouting made him nervous and
forget what he was going to say.
He proposed a deal, "If you con-
tain yourself, and not shout from
now until Christmas, I'll give
you a pair of nice woolen blan-
The lady agreed. For weeks
she sat in silence as the preacher
preached on undisturbed. That
is, until an especially heart
warming service the week be-
fore Christmas. She could not
contain herself any longer and
shouted, "Hallelujah, Praise the
Lord, blankets or no blankets!"
Living wise, understanding
God's will, making the most of
every opportunity to obey, being
filled with the Holy Spirit, and
worshipping God in song should
make the wellspring of thanks-
giving bubble up in your heart
and overflow. We should thank
God for everything in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is so good to us. He for-
gives us of our sin. He saves our
soul. He gives us life, purpose,
and meaning. He provides us
with everything we need. He
gives us strength, comfort, and
guidance. Even when He, leads
us through the deep, dark, valley
of tribulation, He does not allow
us to be tempted beyond what we
can bear. He gives us strength for
the journey. God does not with-
hold anything good from Him
whose walk is blameless. We
should make it our practice to
stop, count our blessings, and of-
fer up the sacrifice of praise.

Calhoun County School Board
Architectural presentations for
new Central High School
February 12, 2008
at 9:00 a.m.-(CST)
Blountstown High School Auditorium
Submitted and paid for by the
Calhoun County School Board
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in 1926. He chose
February because of
the birthdays of
Abraham Lincoli
(Feb. 12) and Freder-
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NotedAfrican-Americans who cel-
ebrate February birthdays include
Rosa Parks (who refused to move
to the rear of a segregated bus);
former baseball Hall of Famer
Hank Aaron; Pulitzer prize-win-
ning novelist Alice Walker; Acad-
emy Award-winning and actor Gre-
gory Hines; and basketball icon
Michael "Air" Jordan.

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Tiffany Merkison will be cel-
ebrating her 16th birthday on
Feb. 2. She is the daughter of
Angela Brown of Bristol. Her
grandparents are Wesley and
Rachel Silcox of Blountstown.
Her great-grandparents are
Joseph and Jewell Harris of
Bristol. She enjoys soccer,
softball, shopping and hang-
ing out with her friends.

Jeff and Desirae Sewell of Bristol are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter, Gracey Selene Sewell, born on Oct. 18,
2007 at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. She
weighed 8 lbs. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. She was
welcomed home by her big sister, Sydney Pearl Sewell, who
just turned four on Dec. 16. Sydney enjoys ballet, watching
movies and playing with her two dogs and one cat and cousin
Zack. Their maternal grandparents are Steve and Cin Ridef
of Panama City. Their paternal grandparents are Glenn anc
Kathy Sewell of Hosford. Great-grandparents are Albert anc
Faye Sewell of Hosford and Fletcher and the late Pearl Ellet
of South Carolina.

Playground equipment arrives
Tom Keenan and Cathy Schmarje are shown checking
the boxes that contain the new playground equipment for
Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol. This is all part of the
grant that
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County in
the years
to come.

Rylan James
Rylan celebrated his sec-
ond birthday on Jan. 26 with
a Spiderman party. He is
the son of Ryan and Aleah
Roddenberry of Bristol. His
grandparents are James R.
and Michele S. Manning of
Hosford, Sherry and Mark
Davis and Tommy and Janet
Roddenberry of Bristol. Ry-
lan enjoys jumping on the
trampoline, playing with his
puppy, Jackson and coloring
with his big sister, Shelby.

Michael Davis
deployed to Iraq
Michael S. Davis is deployed to
Sather Air Base, Iraq, as a member
of the 447th Air Expeditionary
Group in support of Operation Iraqi
Sather is one of several U.S. and
Iraqi bases linked together to form the
Victory Base Complex surrounding
the Baghdad International Airport.
Victory Base is a melting pot of
more than 50,000 soldiers, airmen,
Marines and sailors. Thejoint service
troops perform security shifts side
by side and work together in the
aerial terminal, moving cargo and
The 447thAE Group is responsible
for supporting U.S. and coalition
forces with airlift, supplies and
delivery of forces and materiel into
the region. Sather Air Base is the
largest and busiest aerial port terminal
in Iraq, moving between 3,000 and
10,000 passengers per week.
Davis, a transportation specialist
with two years of military service, is
regularly assigned to the 297th Inland
Cargo Transportation Company, Fort
Hood, Killeen, Texas.
He is the son of Dorothy Davis
of Altha.

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manicures spa pedicures facials, makeup
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Carrabelle. Her grandparents
are Nicky and Faye Phillips
of Bristol, Janie Hobbs of Al-
tha and Otho Hobbs Sr. of
Sneads. Molly enjoys playing
with her dolls, playing with
her cousin, J.C. and fighting
with her cousin, Carmen and
brother, Braddock.

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Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson announced the
recipients of $25 million in
renewable energy grants.
The 12 entities chosen were
among 76 vying for the awards,
which were funded by the Florida
Legislature last spring. The
grants are part of Bronson's
"Farm to Fuel" initiative, a
program designed to get Florida's
agriculture industry to produce
25 percent of the state's energy
needs by the year 2025 in an effort
to reduce Florida's dependency
on foreign oil and to keep land
in agriculture.

"We believe that awards such
as these are critical in triggering
the development of a renewable
energy industry in Florida,"
Bronson said. "With the backing
of and an investment from the
state, we're hopeful that these
projects will yield positive results
and serve as a catalyst for major
commercial investment in this
The entities chosen for the
grants are investing nearly $157
million of their own resources
into their renewable energy
The proposals were evaluated
on a number of factors, including
their use ofFlorida-grown crops or
biomass to produce energy, their
potential to expand agribusiness
in the state, preliminary market
research and the efficiency of
their use of energy and other
material resources.
Last spring, the Florida
Legislature authorized and
Governor Charlie Crist signed
into law the "Farm to Fuel" Grants
Program to provide matching
grants for demonstration,
commercialization, and research
and development projects
involving bio-energy.
As part of the program, $25
million was appropriated to
stimulate.investment in projects
that produce renewable energy.
from Florida-grown crops or
The winners of this year's
"Farm to Fuel" grants are:
Liberty Industries -
Awarded $4 million, in a
commercial project grant for
the construction and operation
of a $38 million Liberty County
facility that will produce ethanol
.and electricity using primarily
forest waste products.
Project Title: Low-Cost
Production of Ethanol and
Electricity Using Forestry Waste
Products, Row Crop Residues.
and Municipal Solid Waste
Proposer: Liberty Industries
Grant Funds Awarded:
Cost Share: $34,334,100
Project Summary: This $38
million project will initially -
produce 7 million gallons of
ethanol and 5.4 Megawatts of
electricity using predominantly
forest waste products.
That capacity is expected
to be doubled in 2-3 years and
subsequently expanded even
The technology using
gasification and fermentation
has been successfully used in a
pilot demonstration.
The feedstock will include
forestry waste, waste products
from sawmills and to a lesser
extent waste from nearby straw,
peanut and cotton crops.
In addition, the technology can
use all carbon based materials
and the company intends to also
use discarded tires, plastics and
municipal waste, reducing the

amount of waste going into the
landfill. Another environmental
benefit is the plant's waste product
is ash, certified by the USDA as
environmentally safe.
Gulf Coast Energy ofWalton
LLC -Awarded $7 million, in
a commercial project grant for
the construction and operation
of both an ethanol and biodiesel
plant in a $62 million project in
Mossy Head, Florida
U.S. Envirofuels LLC
- Awarded $7 million, in a
commercial project grant for
the construction of a $47 million
ethanol production plant in
Highlands County.
Agri-Source Fuels -
Awarded $4 million, in a
commercial project grant for
the construction of a $21 million
biodiesel plant in Pensacola.
University of Florida
- Awarded $500,000, in a
research and development grant
to develop a catalytic chemical
reactor system to convert woody
biomass to biodiesel.
Southeast Biofuels LLC
- Awarded $500,000, in a
demonstration grant to build a
nearly $6 million pilot plant in
Auburndale to produce ethanol
from citrus peels.
Sigarca Inc. Awarded
$499,500, in a research
and demonstration project
involving the construction of
a 3,000-square-foot bioenergy
plant on the grounds of the

Jeter, Cloud plan Feb. 14 wedding
Regina G. Addison of Pana-
ma City would like to announce
the engagement and forthcom-
ing marriage of her daughter,.
Anquesha A.E. Jeter, formally
of Panama City to Marcus D.
Cloud. He is the son of Betty F.
Cloud of Gretna.
The wedding and reception
will take place on Thursday, Feb.
14 at the W.T. Neal Civic Cen-
ter in Blountstown from 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. All family and friends
are invited to attend.

Stafford, Redmon plan March wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Stafford
of Bristol and Mr. and Mrs.
George Gonzalez of Ogden,
UT are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Rynn Stafford to Jeremy Shad
Redmon, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jimmy Redmon of Marianna.
The future bride is the grand-
Sdaughter of Darlene Peddie of
Hosford, the late Malone Ped-
die, the late Mr. and Mrs. Steve
Stafford of Aubumrndale and Mr.
and Mrs. James E. Shuler of
The future groom is the grandson of Floy Hill of Marianna, the
late Earl Hill and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Redmon of Mari-
The couple are planning a March 2008 wedding.

Bronson announces 'Farm to Fuel' grant winners; projects

to share in $25 million to spur renewable energy industry

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
in Ocala to process horse waste
into renewable energy.
University of Central Florida
- Awarded $498,000, in a
research and development grant
to demonstrate the viability and
cost effectiveness of technology
developed at the university to
convert farm and animal waste
into renewable energy.
Florida Institute of
Technology Awarded
$415,520, in a research and
development grant to cultivate
and research various strains of
Microalgae capable of producing
Applied Research Associates
Inc. -Awarded $203,130, in a
research and development grant
involving converting cellulosic
materials such as sugarcane
byproducts to fermentable sugars
for a more cost-effective way of
producing ethanol.
Applied Research Associates
Inc. -Awarded $182,832, in a
research and development grant
to demonstrate a new technology
in converting crop oils into
Neptune Industries Inc. -
Awarded $158,270, in a research
and development project that
would create a pilot-scale
floating algae production system
in quarry lakes in South Florida
to produce algae capable of being
converted into biodiesel.

We love you,
Mama & Daddy


Florida's nonnative freshwater fishes challenge native species

Nonnative freshwater fishes
and aquatic plants present
challenges to Florida's
native species. Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) scientists
work diligently with the
public to conserve the state's
native freshwater wildlife and
Thirty-four nonnative
freshwater fishes, introduced
from other countries, currently
reproduce in Florida. Almost all
of these introductions resulted
from individuals releasing
unwanted aquarium or food
fishes, and/or the flooding of
aquaculture ponds. In addition,
nonnative plants, such as water
hyacinth, and invertebrates,
such as island apple snails,
can create environmental
Consequently, it is illegal to
release any nonnative fish or
other nonnative organism into
waters of the state. Anyone
wanting to dispose of live
nonnative aquarium fish should
give them to a friend or an
aquarium store, or euthanize
them by lowering the water
temperature with ice or freezing
them in a plastic bag.
During 2007, FWC
partnered with public and
private entities to post 400
"Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker"
signs at boat ramps, as part of
a national campaign. The signs
remind boaters to clean their
boats, trailers or recreational
equipment of mud, plants
or animals, and to drain
and dry their equipment to
prevent movement of nuisance
species between water bodies.
Partners included the Nature

U.S. Forest
Service, U.S.
Park Service,
and FloridaThe Florid
Department Conservat
of Agriculture
and Consumer
Division of Forestry.
Nonnative fishes thrive
in Florida, partly because of
our subtropical climate and
because aquatic habitats have
been dramatically altered. In
some cases, such as southeast
Florida canals, nonnative fish's
specialized spawning and rearing
tactics (like mouth brooding)
may provide them an advantage.
Elsewhere, efforts to minimize
water-level fluctuations in lakes
have caused changes in plant
communities and increased the
muck on the bottom of lakes,
which often favors nonnative
In Florida, there -are two
legally introduced nonnative
fish: triploid grass carp and
butterfly peacock bass. They
are used as biological controls
for excessive growths of aquatic
vegetation and overabundant
forage fishes.
The triploid grass carp
is a functionally sterile fish
produced and certified in
hatcheries. Since they do not
reproduce, periodic stockings
are required to control aquatic
vegetation. During the past 20
years, results have generally
been favorable.
The butterfly peacock is the
only reproducing nonnative fish
legally introduced. Extensive
research indicated their release

Floridians express strong support for
mandatory boating safety proposals
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
reports that a recent Mason-Dixon poll shows strong support among
Floridians for mandatory boating safety education for motorboat
operators of all ages. The poll also indicated strong support for
a requirement for children less than 13 years of age to wear life
Florida law now requires boat operators 21 years of age and younger
to successfully complete a boating safety education course in order to
operate on Florida waters. National research has shown that having
motorboat operators of all ages take a basic boating safety course
can reduce annual fatality numbers by approximately 25 percent. In
Florida, that would equate to 15 to 20 lives saved each year.
Currently, only children less than 6 years of age are required to wear
life jackets on vessels under 26 feet long in Florida. Increasing the age
requirement to less than 13 years of age would enhance uniformity
between state and federal age requirements for life jacket wear and
would enhance the safety of children boating on state waterways.
Previous surveys have shown broad support from boaters on
these topics, and several boating organizations, including some
who represent those who make their living in boating, have stepped
forward in support.
The FWC commissioned the poll to gauge public support for two
issues it plans to submit to the Florida Legislature during this year's
session. The FWC proposes requirements that all boaters take a
boating safety course over an 11-year phase-in period and children
less than 13 years old wear life jackets while on vessels under 26 feet
in length. These proposals will require approval by the legislature
and governor.
The poll was conducted during the week of Nov. 17 among
registered voters.

would help reduce an over-
abundance of nonnative forage
fishes, especially spotted
tilapia. Peacock bass have no
known detrimental effects,
and they generate millions of
hours of fishing pleasure for
anglers, who spend more than
$8 million a year in Florida.
Pre-release studies
documented that illegal

nonnative fishes
had become
1 extremely
abundant in
some Miami-
Dade and Palm
Beach canals.
Too few native
and Paul predators
services) existed to eat
these undesirable nonnatives.
Peacocks have helped control
them without harming native
fish populations.
In 1989, the fishery officially
opened, with a daily bag limit
of two butterfly peacocks, of
which only one may be 17
inches or longer. Butterfly
peacock can be readily caught
by using live shiners swimming

below a bobber, or on a fly.
Most 4-pound or larger fish
are caught between February
and May.
Although triploid grass
carp and peacock bass are
noteworthy exceptions, it
is important to remember
that normnnative species do not
generally belong here. It is
illegal for anyone to transfer
or release any nonnative
species in Florida, including
the butterfly peacock. The only
exception is the immediate
release of triploid grass carp
and peacock bass that cannot
be harvested.
See additional information
and relevant links at MyFWC.

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why we always treat you with warm, friendly service,
exceptional banking products and special offers
throughout the year. Like this AutoTour Car
Safety Kit. It's yours FREE when you open a
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an item of comparable value. Gifts will be subject to income tax reporting. "You can use all Publix Supermarket ATMs
with no fee from Superior Bank or Publix, because Superior has joined Publix's Presto! ATM Network.



by Marti Vickery, Executive Director
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS -An evening to remember, Thursday,
February 28, will be the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Annual Banquet held at the W. T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown.
Music provided by musician, Sammy Tedder. Several community
members are to be recognized with special awards. Door prizes will
be given throughout the evening! A new local marketing project
created by Elam Stoltzfus will be unveiled the night of the banquet.
Our State Representative Marti Coley is scheduled as our keynote
speaker. Tickets will be $20 each.
Call the Calhoun County Chamber office at 850-674-4519 or
banquet there will not be a membership lunch meeting in February.
Watch and listen for more details regarding our March membership
meeting. Visit us online at:
and Aileen F. McQuagge, for your support through your individual
Membership with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.
representatives attended the most recent EFI Rural Catalyst meeting
in Bristol. The consulting team presented the preliminary revenue
distribution model and opened the floor for discussion. There was a
lot of active dialogue from all participants. The draft memorandum
should be ready for review shortly. We are proceeding well on the
initial timeline for this groundbreaking project.
- Tuesday, Jan. 29 I attended the Enterprise Florida Rural Issues
Working Group strategic meeting in Tallahassee. The meeting began
with a Rural Marketing Program discussion, with participants giving
much input on the general rural marketing program. If you would like
more information, call the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce at
674-4519 or 447-1110 or send to email at:

Bowden holds book signing Saturday
Altha native Jesse Earle Bowden
is shown above as he signs a print
of his drawing "Syrup Makers in
JY Chipola Country" for a visitor to
Saturday's book signing held at the
.. Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in
Blountstown. The former Pensacola
INNews Journal editor grew up in
Calhoun County and has written
several books and many stories
about the area and its people.
He has also produced a series of
distinctive drawings to illustrate his

Sub Prime Lending Struggles Create

HUGE Savings for Car Buyers

As Little as a $99/month! *
Sneads, FL National news agencies have been reporting for weeks about the latest stock market troubles and its ties to the failing sub
prime lending market. This has created a huge supply of vehicles due to recent repossessions and the many trade-ins generated due to
downsizing car payments.

In many cases, this inventory is acquired at thousands below book value. Banks and lenders are highly motivated to liquidate this inventory
and Executive Cars, Inc. is passing this savings on to the general public at their Sneads Tent Sale.

"The situation in the sub prime banking sector is serious. Home and car loans are defaulting at an alarming rate, and although this is
unfortunate, it has created a MASSIVE savings opportunity for all prospective car buyers"

Every vehicle in inventory will be clearly marked with its drastically lowered price or payment. Bank representatives will be available to as-
sist all buyers during this very special event. Even those buyers whose credit may have been damaged in the past will have an opportunity
to take advantage of this incredible market condition. A stable job and residence is all that is required to begin process of any transaction.

"I have never seen anything like this. With rising gas prices and a sluggish economy, a great many vehicles have been traded to reduce
payments and unfortunately others have simply been returned to the lender" David Ray Event Manager

Sale begins Tuesday, January 29th and ends Sunday, February 3rd. Payments as low as $99/month* will be made available during this
limited event.

"We have contacted all our lenders and requested they extend their operating hours to assist in this incredible event. Millions of dollars
have been made available for immediate loan processing."

The Sneads Tent Sale will be fully staffed during the event hours as attendance is
expected to be in record breaking numbers. As' with most special sales, the selection
will diminish throughout the event so come early to take full advantage of the entire Sneads
inventory available. 8030 Hw 90

The Sneads Tent Sale is located at 8030 Hwy. 90, in Sneads, Florida.
Please call for an advance appointment at 800-517-0035
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Chason, Crown Bearer: Cole Yon. 2nd Row: Mckenzie May, Porter Smith, Justin W
Cortney Harris, Cale Chafin, Juan Alejos, Josh McIntosh, Noah Byler, Whitney S
Shelton, Brett Floyd, Meagan Wiltse, Tammy Johnson, Christy Simmons, and Asl



ABOVE: Whether they
were on a float or sitting
on the curb watching it
all go by, the kids at Altha
School were all smiles as
the annual Homecoming
Parade made its way
through town. BELOW:
Altha First Grade-Teacher
Fay Smith rode the parade
route in style Friday
afternoon with a little help
from her students.


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Idroff, Aerial Folsom, Anthony Young, Brianna Attaway, Austin Todd,
evens, Josh Edenfield, Tory Lipford, Courtney Chamberlain, Taylor
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Wildcats sweep Gators; top Tigers in Homecoming thriller

by Jim McIntosh,
contributing sports writer
Both boys' teams swept the
Wewahitchka Gators in round
ball action last Thursday night
and the Wildcats turned in heart-
stopping performances against
the Blountstown Tigers on
Homecoming Friday.
JANUARY 24-It was a 1-point
game with 32.8 seconds to go in
the game and the junior varsity
Wildcats were clinging to a 30-29
lead. The Gators had possession
of the ball and were driving
for the go-ahead bucket when
they turned the ball over out of
bounds. Altha's Ben Willis was
fouled, stepped to the free throw
line and delivered the Wildcats
(9-6) a 32-29 win.
The Gators outshot the
Wildcats from the field. They
connected on 45% (9 of 20) of
their field goals to Altha's 38%
(9 of 24). From beyond the arc
Wewa made 50% (2 of 4) to the
Wildcats'17% (1 of 6). But the
difference for Altha came at the
charity stripe where they sank
63% (5 of 8) of their shots to only
31% (5 of 16) for Wewa.
The game was tied 3-3 at
the end of the first quarter. The
Gators took a 3-point lead, 11-8
with them into the locker room.
They still held a 3-point lead
over the Wildcats when the third
period ended.
Both teams committed 11
turnovers on the night.
Ben Willis was the Top Cat in
scoring with 9 points along with 3
steals, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds.
Both Ethan Ellis and Caleb
Willis put up 6 points. Ethan did
work defensively with a career
high 5 steals. Also, he pulled
down 2 rebounds and he had an
assist. Caleb did some major
glass cleaning by ripping down 7
rebounds and he had an assist.
Corey Johnson and Jacob
Warner each came away with 4
points. Corey was credited with
3 rebounds and Jacob had 2.
Will Rogers rounded out the
Wildcats scoring by knocking
down a 3-pointer and he had a
For the fourth time this
season--once in the preseason,
once in the Christmas tournament,
and twice in the regular season-
the varsity Wildcats (13-5; 4-3,
2-2A) took down the Wewa
Gators (3-15; 0-6, 3-2A), 54-40.
However, this victory came at a
price as Altha's Cale Chafin went
down in the third quarter with an
ankle injury.
Altha jumped out to a 17-5
first quarter lead and stretched it
to 31-11 at halftime. They held
a commanding 15-point lead
36-21 when at the end of the third
In the field goal department
the Wildcats made good on 58%
(21 of 36) of their shots while
the Gators only made 38% (11
of 28). Wewa edged Altha at the
free throw line, 81% (13 of 16)
to 75% (9 of 12), and the Gators
were better from beyond the arc,

Altha player Josh McIntosh is shown as he scores in the final seconds of
Friday's homecoming game against BHS. Altha won by a single point in

38% (3 of 8) to the Wildcats' 13%
(1 of 8).
Drew Brazell led the Wildcats
in scoring with 13 points along
with 6 rebounds and he rejected
a Gator's shot attempt.
Josh McIntosh drained 12
points in the win. He had 7
rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and
he swatted away a Gator's shot
Kevin Saldana pumped in 11
points and he had 4 rebounds.
Before he was injured, Cale
Chafin knocked down 8 points
(including a 3-pointer) along
with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and
a steal. Both Corde Beauchamp
and Ethan Bylef added 4 points.
Corde pulled down 2 rebounds
along with an assist and a steal.
Ethan snagged a rebound and was
credited with a steal.
Jake Edenfield rounded out the
scoring by chipping in a deuce
and he snared a rebound.
is the lonelilest number...." So
goes a line from a 1970's tune.
But one is not a lonely number
when you're playing your county-
rival for homecoming, before a
packed house, and you walk away
This was the scene last Friday
night in "The Den" when the
junior varsity Blountstown Tigers
(7-8) tangled with the Wildcats
(10-6) and Altha came out on top
with a 34-33 overtime win.
It was knotted at 6 at the end of
the first quarter. Blountstown was
up by 3, 17-14, at the intermission.
They had a 5-point lead over the
Wildcats, 19-14, at the end of
three periods of play.

In the field goal department,
Altha edged the Tigers 46%
(13 of 28) to 41% (11 of 27).
Blountstown made the only
3-pointer in game and they
bettered Altha at the free throw
line, 53% (8 of 15) to 33% (3
of 9).
Corey Johnson was the Top
Cat in scoring with 12 points
along with a season-high, 5
rebounds and 3 steals. Ben Willis
connected with 8 points as well as
7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.
Ethan Ellis found money with 6
points and he had another big
block party with 3 on the night
as well as rebound. Both Chuck
Simmons and Jacob Warner had 2
points in the contest. Chuck had
2 rebounds along with 2 steals
while Jacob snagged a rebound.
Playing before a standing-
room only crowd (estimated at
600) and the #2 seed in the district
on the line, the varsity Wildcats
weren't about to let the junior
varsity steal their thunder.
And they didn't.
With under a minute to play,
Altha was trailing Blountstown
by 3 points. As Juan Alejos was
bringing the ball up the court
he was intentionally fouled.

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He stepped to the
free throw line and
drained 2 of his 3
attempts bringing the
Wildcats to within a
point, 52-51.
On the ensuing
inbounds play, the
Wildcats lost the ball
out of bounds.
But Blountstown
.gave the ball back
to the Altha on a
turnover. The ball
was inbounded to
Josh McIntosh. From
the left wing he drove
into the lane but saw
a Tiger ready to take
a charge. He put up a
fade-awayjumper and
with 4.2 seconds left
it rattled home. The
Wildcats (14-5; 5-3,
2-2A) and their fans
exploded onto the
court celebrating their
53-52 homecoming
Altha held a 11-9
first quarter lead and
they were up by 7,
30-23, at halftime.
Blountstown (15-8;
4-4, 2-2A) made a
run at the beginning
of the third quarter
and led 40-39 at the
end of the period.

Both teams shot 52% from
the field. The Tigers made
14 of their 27 attempts while
Altha connected on 15 of their
29 attempts. From 3-point land
Blountstown made 5- of their
9 attempts (56%) while Altha
connected on 42% (5 of 12).
The Tigers shot 60% (9 of 15)
from the free throw line while the
Wildcats made 47% (8 of 17).
Both teams turned the ball over
8 times.
Blountstown was whistled
for 19 team fouls while Altha
committed 18.

Leading the Wildcats in scoring
was Drew Brazell with 19 points
and 9 rebounds. Juan Alejos and
Josh McIntosh both canned 11
points and each of them drained a
3 pointer. Alejos had 2 assists and
a rebound while McIntosh cleared
5 rebounds, posted 3 assists, and
a steal. Corde Beauchamp was
good for 7 points and 3 rebounds.
Kevin Saldana put up 6 points,
pulled down 7 rebounds, had an
assist and he blocked a Tiger's
shot attempt.
Ethan Byler knocked down his
first 3-pointer of the season along
with 3 rebounds. Jake Edenfield
chipped in a free throw and he
was credited with a rebound.
In this last week of regular
season play, the Wildcats will
travel to Bonifay tomorrow
(Thursday) to take onthe Holmes
County Blue Devils.
The JV action will get
underway at 6:00 p.m. (CT) and
the varsity is slated for a 7:30
p.m. (CT). They'll cross the
Big River this Friday to face the
Liberty County Bulldogs. The
junior varsity game starts at 5:00
p.m. (CT) and the varsity teams
tip-off at 6:30 p.m. (CT).
Next week the District
2-2A tournament begins in
On Tuesday, February 8 the
#4 seed Blountstown Tigers will
take on the #5 seed Bozeman
Bucks in a quarterfinal game at
7 p.m. (CT).
Semi-final action takes place
on Friday, February 8, with the
#2 seed Altha Wildcats will
square off against the #3 seed
Cottondale Hornets at 6 p.m.
That game will be followed by
the #1 seed Sneads Pirates taking
on the winner of the Blountstown
/ Bozeman game at 7:30 p.m.
The championship game will
be played on Saturday, February
9 at 7 p.m. (CT).


Laban Bontrager,


Chipola designated an 'ETA' electronics testing site

College Electronics program is
now an official testing site for
the Electronics Technicians
Association, International
Professionals and
students ca-n take a
variety of examinations in
- electronics, computers, fiber,
telecommunications, FCC .
licensure and ETA specialty
areas on the Chipola campus.
Electronics instructor James
Bailey, says, "So many areas in
the electronics and technology
now require credentials for
employment. Having these
certification exams on campus
should help a lot of people with
job opportunities."
ETA is an organization
of Certified Professionals
in all electronic-related
fields, including Fiber

CHIPOLA IS 'ETA'ELECTRONICS TESTING SITE- Chipola electronics instructor James Bailey (left)
works with a student.

Optics, Customer Service,
Biomedical, Computer and
Computer Networking,
Wireless Communications,
Consumer Electronics, Audio/
Video Distribution, Avionics,
Industrial Electronics, .Radar,

Firearms course set at Chipoh
MARIANNA-Chipola College Public Service will hold a 16-h(
Firearms Familiarization course Feb. 18-21 at the Reddoch Firi
Range on the Blue Springs Highway.
Successful completion of the course may be used in applying
a Concealed Weapons Permit.
The 16-hour course will meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mond
through Thursday.
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Michael West's sculpture on
MARIANNA-Original sculptures by Michael
West of Tallahassee are on display through Feb. 8 in
the Gallery of the McLendon Fine Arts Building on
the Chipola College campus.
West is a figurative sculptor working in marble,
alabaster, bronze, aluminum, fiberglass, and mixed
media. The works on display are of red cedar, alabaster
and marble.
The artist works in a variety of materials, he says,
"Because nature herself has infinite expressions
and forms." His goal is to capture that posture and
West's recent exhibits include a one-person exhibit
at Chez Pierre in Tallahassee, the Annual Body of Art
Show in Kissimmee and the Florida Craftsman in St.
Petersburg, Florida. He earned an Honorable Mention
in the 2006 Annual Cedar Key Arts Festival.
The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30
For information about the exhibit, contact Chipola art
instructor Jacqueline Boulanger at 850-718-2487.

Hosford School announces second nine weeks
honor roll, Student of the Month for November and
December, and Panther Pride. They are as follows:
Student of the Month November 2007
Ethan Miller, Alex Watson, kindergarten; Brandon
Shiver, Michaela Bradwell, first grade; Karri Walker,
Blake Byrum, second grade; Cody Arnold, Charles
Piercy, third grade; McKenzie Trim, Zarai-Zamundio,
fourth grade; Karleigh Sellers, Ashley Carroll, fifth
grade; Lee Hambright, sixth grade; Joseph Durden,
seventh grade; Danielle Ellison, eight grade.
Student of the Month December 2007
Lucas Barber, Cason Towles, kindergarten; Brandon
Earnest, Taylor Williams, first grade; Hunter Ammons,
Makayla Geiger, second grade; Zack Duggar, Lexie
Brown, third grade; Ken Thompson, Rachel Langston,
fourth grade; Allison Moore, Megan Sewell, fifth grade;
Taylor Shuler, sixth grade; Brianna Graham, seventh
grade; Dan Faricloth, eight grade.
Panther Pride
Matthew Shuler, Colton Thomas, kindergarten;
Lindsey Bunkley, Caleb Peddie, first grade; Laney
Sanders, Sam Timmons, second grade; Darby Sullivan,
Kasey Pierce, third grade; Sarah Shierling, CJ Millette,
fourth grade; Olivia Black, Madison Peddie, fifth grade;
Koree Guthrie, sixth grade; Jessie Smith, seventh grade;
Danielle Ellison, eight grade.
A Honor Roll
First grade Kaleb Barineau, Lindsey Bunkley,
Sara Burke, Brandon Earnest, Kelsey Nobles, Trinton
Pullam, Dylan Slayton, Ian Black, Chesney Broxton,
Lauren Harger, Gabriel Tomlin, Taylor Williams.
Second grade Hunter Ammons, Tylor Brock,
Desiree Melton, Seth Nieman, Joseph Fletcher, Duncan
Hosford, Ally Maige, Carlyn Sloat, Raegan Todd.
Third grade Tyler Hall, Abigail McComb,
Gunter Barber, Treylon Lynn, Mara Meyers, Car Sloat,
Cierra White.

display at Chipola College

Mwicnael west is snown nere witn ms
sculpture "Anhinga."

Fourth grade Bailey Singletary, Kenneth
Thompson, Rachel Langston.
Fifth grade Williams Hosford, Allison Moore.
Sixth grade Krista Block, Breanna White.
Seventh grade Melvin Durden, Hayden Swier,
Brandon Kennedy.
A B Honor Roll
First grade Holly Ammons, Elizabeth Black,
Raegan Gay, Weston Horton, Dennis Jordan, James
Shiver, Michaela Bradwell, Camryn Durden, Breint
Earnest, John Peddie, Eric Piercy.
Second grade- Tyler Ellison, Jacob Gregory,
Austin Keith, Branden Peddie, Elana Sanders, Alec
Sansom, Branden Gragner, Marinda Geiger, Trenton
Lewis, Krystal Morris, Brooke Shuler, Samuel
Third grade Jakob Abbott, Angel Banks, Blade
Barneau, Amelia Burke, Brandon Coover, Heather
Herndon, Black Kerr, Katelynn Shiver, Lauren Temple,
Enrique Zamudio, Alexis Brown, Trenton Fowler,
Alyssa Register, Madison Sessions, Rileigh Sewell,
Zackery Sewell, Noah Tomlin.
Fourth grade Zackery Blount, Jake Bunkley,
Darrell Burke, Michael Hare, Micah McCaskill,
Hunter McDaniel, Dallar Ramer, Sarah Shierling, Mary
Thomas, Emily Todd, McKenzie Trim, Richard Durden,
James Hatcher, Zachary Stoutamaire, Zarai Zamudio.
Fifth grade Olivia Black, Madison Love,
Cheyenne Miranda, Mary Sewell, Kallie Williams,
Ashley Carroll, Michael Jordan, Madison Peddie,
Garrett Swier.
Sixth grade Koree Guthrie, Lloyd Harger,
Chelsea Gowan, Christopher Osteen.
Seventh grade Tiffany Morgan, Shelby White,
Josie Montford, Charles Morris, Brooklyn Sessions,
Kirsty Clark, Billy Bodiford.
Eight grade Ethan Worthington, Betsy Bradwell,
Toren Guthrie, Aaron Black, Daniel Deason, Maggie


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to upholding the highest
degree of professionalism in
examination development and
administration. A fundamental
premise of ETA's member-
eligibility requirements is that
certification programs are non-
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District awards $4 million

HAVANA-Water resources
across northwest -Florida stand to-
benefit from the most competitive
cycle of Florida Forever capital
improvement grants in five years.
This week the Northwest Florida
Water Management District
Governing Board awarded almost
$4.4 million to 11 of 29 proposals
ranked according to water resource
protection and restoration values.
Selected projects included
stormwater treatment, stream and
habitat restoration, road stabilization
and erosion control.

"We would like to recognize
the strength and quality of all
the applications submitted," said
Douglas E. Barr, the District's
Executive Director. "They
demonstrate the commitment of
local governments to improve
water resources."
"Communities leverage
significant local funding and
in-kind services to obtain these
grants," said Paul Thorpe, Director
of Resource Planning Section.
"And they must be consistent
with the District's Surface Water

in competitive Florida Forever grants
Improvement and Management improve drainage in the Water Sound. It inc udes constructing a
(SWIM) and Regional Water Street and Avenue G vicinity. The stormwater management facility
Supply plans. To date, the District goal of the project is to improve and other structural improvements
has contributed over $19 million water quality and stormwater for a 145-acre drainage basin.
in grants towards 46 projects for management in an area of the city The City of Port St. Joe received
which total costs were estimated at that drains to the lowerApalachicola a grant for the Sand Hills Pond
over $51 million." River and Apalachicola Bay, a stormwater improvement project,
Of the grants awarded this year, priority SWIM watershed. to treat runoff from an urban area
over $2.4 million, or about 55 Gulf County received a grant to that discharges to St. Joseph Bay,
percent, wentto applicants classified protect water quality and the riverine which is in the- St. Andrew Bay
as financially disadvantaged small ecosystem in the Apalachicola watershed.
local governments. River. It plans to stabilize and Additionally, a grant award went
Top ranked was a City of provide erosion control for two to Bay County to stabilize about
Apalachicola project to install a miles of lola Road, a dirt road near nine miles of road within'the Deer
stormwater treatment vault and Wewahitchka. Point Lake Protection Zone. This
Also in the Apalachicola basin, project continues a coordinated

grant for its Tenth Street stormwater to protect surface water quality in
improvements project to reduce the area's drinking water reservoir
:I1 : I PlI nonpoint source pollution and help by eliminating sedimentation from
alleviate flooding to St. George unpaved roads.

word they would be here through March 1 without a problem."
She said she realized at that point, "If you've got to go up (on
costs) anyway, a local vendor would be better."
But the sudden pullout by Emergystat meant local officials had to
act fast. "We're moving at breakneck speed and the state has assured
us there will be no roadblocks to getting a license and credentials,"
said Attaway. "They will make sure it's handled expeditiously."
Neighboring counties have pitched in to help, with Liberty, Gad-
sden and Bay County ambulances responding to calls as the county
rushes to get its two ambulances and one back-up vehicle out of the
repair shop.
"It looks like that by Friday we will have one ambulance ready to
roll and we may be able to send home the Gadsden County ambu-
lance," she said. The remaining two vehicles were "in a pretty seri-
ous state of disrepair due to lack of maintenance," she said.
Hospital administrator Ron Gilliard said his facility wasn't look-
ing for another challenge, "But our board felt it was something we
could take on and make work." While he doesn't expect to make a
profit with the ambulance service, he said, "If we make a penny, it
will go back into it to better serve the citizens."

the crowbar to break into the drink machines at the grocery store. At that
time, Kearce stated they had burglarized several vending machines in
Liberty County, Calhoun County and Jackson County, and implicated a
third man Thomas Lee Key Jr., 31.
Key, who was wanted in Jackson County on a worthless check charge,
was taken into custody and interviewed about his activities with Parrish
and Kearce.
He said that on Jan. 25, Parrish asked him to ride to Wal-Mart with
him. Parrish drove to Keys's home, when they left, Key was driving.
After picking up Parrish, the three men went to several places, including
Chipola Nursing Center, a shop behind Alltell and then to a daycare
center on Caverns Road, all in Marianna. Each time, Key was instructed
to drop off his two passengers, ride around the block and return to pick
them up a few minutes later. Key said it was at the fourth stop a dry
cleaners that he first noticed Parrish carrying a crowbar.
The men drove around some more before stopping at Lowe's. Key
said when he picked the two up a few minutes later, they told him they
"only got $1" from a vending machine.
Next, he said, they went to a Super 8 motel, where the men got $7
from a drink machine. On the way home, they stopped at the Dollar Store
in Altha, where Key parked in front of the store and Parrish got out and
propped open the hood of the car. Key said he watched the two break into
the soda machine on the sidewalk of the store and take several $1 bills.
They returned to Blountstown and continued on across the bridge into
Liberty County, stopping at Duggar's Barber Shop, where they broke
into the drink machine and got several $1 bills.
Key said they then drove back to Blountstown.
Deputy Brian Bateman of the Liberty County Sheriff's Department
interviewed Kearce, who stated they had broken into the barber shop
drink machine two times earlier. Each time, he said, they went to the
Liberty County Senior Citizens Center and took money from two drink
The charges against Parrish include burglary of a structure, theft
over $300, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, loitering and
prowling. Kearce is charged with burglary of a structure. Key was charged
with being a principal in the first degree to burglary of a structure. Other
charges are pending.



BBB offers

Student Ethics

Scholarship to

local students
Business Bureau Foundation
of Northwest Florida is currently
accepting applications from
students in Bay, Calhoun,
Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty;
Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla,
Walton, and Washington county
high schools for its 2008 BBB
Student Ethics Scholarship
The program offers nine $1,000
scholarships to current high school
juniors and seniors who plan to
attend an accredited college in the
United States or Canada.
"The scholarship is designed
to reward students who personify
ethics and personal integrity," said
Norman Wright, Presidentand CEO
of your BBB. "Today's students
are the leaders of tomorrow, and
the ethics and integrity they forge
today will guide them as they
transition into the professional
Local leaders from business
and academia will serve as judges
and award the scholarships based
on criteria including leadership,
community service, academic
achievement and an essay response
on building character.
Award recipients will be
notified in April and awards will
be presented in conjunction with
the BBB Foundation's Torch
Awards for Marketplace Ethics
luncheons on May 8 in Pensacola,
May 13 in Panama City and May
15 in Destin.
To apply for the scholarship,
students should contact their
principal or guidance counselor,
or download an application at
Entries must be postmarked by
April 4, 2008.
For more information, or
to inquire about sponsoring a
scholarship, contact your BBB
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by Kelly Wood and Caitlin Sanders
FBLA will be competing
online in district competition,
Monday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in
Mrs. Perdue's classroom. The
categories will be: Accounting,
Business Math, Business Law,
Economics Parliamentary
Procedure, Management Decision
Making and Word Processing.
Club Members competing: Jessica
Bontrager, Elijah Margrill, Harlea
Perdue, Melissa Howland, Tyler
Prowant, Jacob Guilford, Monica
Guilford, Valerie States, Jasmine
Simmons and Haley Bozeman.
band played in the Mardi Gras
Parade in Panama City, Saturday,
Feb. 19. They were the only high
school band to march. Though the
weather was cold and wet, they had
a great time!
The following members
auditioned and placed in Honor
Band: Ann Marie Silcox, Eliya
Margrill, Eric Jones, Brandon
Dunham, Sydney LeBlanc and
Cuyler Engram. They went to
Marianna High School on Saturday,
Jan. 26 and performed in the Honor
Band concert. The concert was
made up of many schools which
gave the performers the experience
of playing on a much larger scale.
Jazz Band- Mrs. Reiter, the
band director, has started a Jazz

The BHS Honors Band, pictured from left (back) Brandon
Dunham, Cuyler Engram, Sydney LeBlanc, Eric Jones, (front)
Mrs. Reiter, Eliya Margrill. Not pictured is Ann Marie Silcox.

Band. Sign up was last week and
they will begin practice this week.
They hope to perform in the spring
FFA NEWS FFA competed
at district competition on Thursday,
Jan. 24. ThefirstplaceParliamentary
Procedure team included: Tyler
Prowant, Trevor Williams, Daniel
Leonard, Ashley Whitfield, Allison
Wroblewski, William Leonard and
Max Hemdon.

Altha School announces the second nine weeks honor roll. The list is as
A Honor Roll
First grade -Anna Alday, Audra Chason, Calyn Carter, Celena Carter,
Cole Yon, Erin Lynn, Hannah Vogel, John Roberts, Joshua Schneider, Katelyn
McClure, Kaylee Brown, Madison Boggs, Makayla Braxton, Maria Hamm,
Patricia Barnes, Preston Goff, Remington Mills, Tyler Fielder.
Second grade Michelle Aaron, Stetson Branch, Coy Cook, Megan
Corbin, Jasmine Medina, Max Scott, Carlee Barfield, Jasmine Taylor, Britnee
Tharp, Victoria Mound, Josie Hall.
Third grade Seth Alday, Cy Barton, Nolon Bean, Abbie Edenfield,
Collin Mears, Kiana Richards, Devan Adkins, Jaylon Hall, Timothy
Mullaney, Stepanie Wriston.
Fourth grade Samantha Potter, Hayden White.
Fifth grade Hunter Chason, James Coleman, Jennifer Moore, Mary

Karis Smith came in 1st place in
Creed Speaking.
Blake Tolley came in 2nd place
in Tractor Driving.
Hellena Johnson came in
2nd place in Prepared Public
Laura Stoltzfus placed 2nd
in Extemporaneous Public
held on Jan. 31 from 5:30 to 6:30

p.m. in Mrs. Perdue's classroom.
This training is for parents who
want to learn how to access the
online grading system.
following students were the
winners of their individual grades
in the Blountstown High School
Spelling Bee.
9th grade- Dee Anna Grimes
10th grade- Treazure Engram
11th grade- Ashlea Heston
12th grade- Michael Kelley
The County Wide Spelling
Bee will be Feb, 19 at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center for grades first
through twelfth.
at Blountstown are currently
in the process of applying. for
local scholarships. The deadline
for returning the "common"
application from to guidance is
Feb. 22. If any club or organization
will be offering a scholarship that
uses their own application form,
you may contact Sandra Waller,
guidance counselor, at 674-5724
for assistance in distribution to
students. Students have also been
encouraged to go online to www. to complete their
financial aid form for grants and
work study programs. Parents will
need to provide their 1040 income
tax forms or proof of income in
order to complete this process.

Sixth grade -Brooke Coleman, Porter Smith.
Seventh grade Madelynn Lytle, Zachary Perkins, Tiffany Stephens,
Kaylee McCalvin, Kelsey Rehberg, Christina Watson.
Eighth grade Wesley Chevillot.
Ninth grade Raven BGriffin, Alena McCoy, Ellen Powell.
10th grade Lucas Basford, Brett Floyd, Anna Kelley.
11th grade Caitlyn Bruner, David Griswold, Brandie Powell, Brittany
12th grade Sheridan Blount, Cayla Coxwell, Samantha Dehn, Keith
Kirkpatrick, Tory Lipford, Taylor Shelton, Whitney Stevens, Zachariah
Tatum, Joshua Warner, Meagan Wiltse.
A B Honor Roll
First grade Dylan Adkins, Madison Hathaway, Trace Newman, David
Trejo, Heavin Anderson, Shawn Blevins, Brandon Middleton, Madon Smith,
Summer Turner, Nathan Bean, Kacie Brown, Sarah Pugh, Seven Sipe, Kelley
Ballard, Reina Carrillo, Quinton Davis, Nathaniel Thaxton.
Second grade Kortnee Bristow, Drew Carey, Kelsey Cox, Sierra
Lynn, Lauren Martin, Chevy Nichols, Breanna Terry, Graham Bruner, Dylan
Combs, Koleby Dean, Nathan Hunter, Thomas Hutchison, Kalista Jackson,
Charles O'Neal, David Pringle, Mackenlee Smith, Harlee Willis.
Third grade Kayla Alday, Dalton Brazzell, April Lynn, Ashely Lytle,
Kenneth Markwalter, Brittany Peterson, Kyle Potter, Madison Smith, Hunter
Young, Katherine Alderman, Morgan Jones, Autumn Lee, Destiny Morgan,
Johnny Sewell, Georgia Smith, Tristin Williams.
Fourth grade Machaelyn Horton, Alyssa McCardle, Jessie Mills,
Justin Moore, Sawyer O'Bryan, Dustin Willis, Jay Yon, Johnny Aaron,
Aubree Bay, Damon Maki.
Fifth grade Cody Barfield, Brendan Dew, Rebecca Gay, Breanna
Walker, Brooke Boggs, Ryan Fielder, Claire Price, Hannah Warner, Ashlyn
Sixth grade Seth Alderman, Brett Bozeman, Deana Grisworld,
Madison Rowe, Brianna Yon.
Seventh grade- Christalyn Castleberry, Aerial Folsom, Albert Varnum,
Trevor Wriston.
Eighth grade Katelynn Ballard, Caleb Chew, Alicia Griffin, Bryon
Hall, Cortney Harris, Angela Waldron, Kimberly Wiltse.
Ninth grade Sierra Chason, Angel Dehn, Olivia Edenfield, Ryan
Edenfield, Elizabeth Gratz, Jake Hall, Tyler McCoy, Dawn McCutcheon,
Robyn Patterson, Kala Sewell, Justin Whittington.
Tenth grade Kevin Alday, Kaylan Beauchamp, Albert Blackburn,
Emily Brooks, Blake Chason, Ethan Ellis, Cessna Folsom, Kamilya Jackson,
Stephen Lee, Marlo Lewis, Jeremy Pate, Tammy Shivers, Rebekah Wiltse.
Eleventh grade Ethan Byler, Kayla Eddie, Jacob Edenfield, Cassidy
Hitt, Katrina Messer, Jessica Smith.
Twelfth grade Daniel Alley, Jesse Bates, Justin Branton, Gary Chew,
Josh McIntosh, Crista Miller, Heather Musgrove,Tad Scott, Candy Varnum,
Meagan Waldroff, Remington Walker.


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Sa h T What are the best kinds
of dishwasher and laun-
Eieit dry soaps to use in con-
Ssideration of where all
Su the wastewater goes af-
TALs 'ter use?
questions & Answers -- Jessica Weichert,
AAhut Our Environment Waterford, CA

The average North American produces between 60 and 150 gallons of
wastewater every day, much of it a result of washing dishes and clothes.
Municipal Water treatment facilities do their best to filter out the synthetic
chemicals common in most mainstream dishwasher and laundry soaps,
but some of these pollutants inevitably get into rivers, lakes and coastal
areas, where they can cause a wide range of problems.
Perhaps the most worrisome of these pollutants, phosphates, can cause
large build-ups of algae and bacteria that rob water bodies of oxygen and
thus choke out other life forms. In response to just such a problem occur-
ring in Lakes Ontario and Erie in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the U.S.
and Canada signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 1972.
The agreement banned the use of phosphates in laundry detergents and
dish soaps used in the region, and resulted in a significant decrease in
algae blooms throughout the Great Lakes.
Despite the success of the agreement, phosphates and other synthetic
chemicals continue to be widely used in laundry and dish soaps throughout
the world. Aside from their effect on water bodies, these ingredients also
trigger allergies, irritate the skin and eyes and carry other health risks.
Fortunately, consumers now have more environmentally friendly
choices than ever. Companies such as Seventh Generation, Ecover, Bio-
shield and Naturally Yours make safer dishwasher and laundry soaps that
do not contain phosphates or other harmful synthetic chemicals. Many of
*these greener options are available at retail stores like Whole Foods and
Wild Oats as well as online from websites like Kokopelli's Green Market
and a host of others.
According to Seventh Generation CEO Jeffrey Hollender, consumers
interested in doing the right thing for the environment should look at in-
gredients, not slogans. "Just because a product says it is natural doesn't
mean it is nontoxic," he says. Environmentally friendly ingredients to
look for include grain alcohol, coconut or other plant.oils, rosemary and
sage. Synthetic ingredients to avoid include butyl cellosolve, petroleum,
triclosan and phosphates. It is also best to avoid detergents that employ
fragrances, as they can contain chemicals known as phthalates that have
been linked to cancer.
Although household-cleaning chores can often be accomplished with
non-toxic, homemade alternatives--such as water mixed with borax,
lemon juice, baking soda, vinegar or washing soda-laundry and auto-
matic dishwashing soaps are not so easily replaced with home concoc-
tions. However, Emily Main, senior editor at The Green Guide, recom-
mniends adding one-quarter cup of baking soda or white vinegar to clothes
washes to act as a fabric softener, and for stain removal suggests soaking
fabrics in water mixed with either borax, lemon juice, hydrogen perox-
ide or white vinegar. As to home recipes for dishwashing, some hardcore
homesteaders recommend trying an equal mix of borax and baking soda,
but this is probably best used only in a pinch as the abrasiveness of such a
mixture can scratch glassware over time.
CONTACTS: Ecbver,; Seventh Generation, wwseventhgeneration.
corn; Kokopelli's Green Market,; The Green Guide, www.thegreen-


care staff part-time posi-
tions available in BRIS-
TOL. Salary, benefits and
leave package. Position
requires one year related
experience, reliable trans-
portation, current auto in-
surance, pre-employment
drug screen, and back-
ground clearance.

You can fax your work his-
tory to (850) 422-0824 or
call (850) 422-0355 for ap-
plication information.


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 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.

Quality care is
our business

Full-time RN
Full-time Physical
Therapist & PTA

Does independence, flex-
ibility, a great working en-
vironment and apprecia-
tion on a daily basis sound
inviting? Our MARIANNA
home care program are
seeking a full-time RN and
full-time Physical Thera-
pists & PTA to provide
skilled care to our home-
bound patients. Mileage
reimbursed; benefits.

Interested parties may call
(850) 526-5195, or may
fax their resume to (850)
526-5827, attn: Alexis Car-



A public meeting will be held by the Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital Association on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at
10 a.m. in the hospital dining hall to discuss the applica-
tion made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for.grant
and/or loan assistance to replace and upgrade equipment
in the hospital, including radiology, respiratory and phar-
macy equipment, the nurse call system, the emergency
generator, patient beds and an upgrade to the heating,
ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

If you have any questions, please call 674-5411, ext. 206.
-30. 2-6



If you're looking for a copy of
SThe Calhoun-Liberty Journal
you shouldn't have
to look too far!


BLOUNTSTOWN Myrtle Lorene Montford,
89, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at Blountstown
Health and Rehab Center in Blountstown. She was
born on April 11, 1918 in Donaldsonville, GA and
had lived in Calhoun County for several years. She
was a homemaker.
Survivors include her two sons, Johnny and
Charles Montford of Crawfordville.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22,
2008 at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown with
Rev. Ron Burger officiating.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN Albert Gerald (Bug)
Cayson, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 in Tal-
He was born on Aug. 23, 1925 in Blountstown
and had lived here all of his life. He was friend to
all. He was a charter member and past president of
Blountstown Rotary Club, member and past presi-
dent of Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and
Director of the Florida Cattlemen's Association for
many years. He served on the .state animal livestock
board with the Florida Department of Agriculture.
He was founder, director and chairman of the board
of C&L Bank (now Superior Bank). He was director
of First National Bank of Alachua (now Capital City
Bank). After 20 years he retired as postmaster of
the Blountstown Post Office. He continued to serve
as president of A.E. Cayson & Sons Corporation,
which at one time was the largest polled Hereford
Cattle Ranch in Florida until his death. He was
a member of the Blountstown United Methodist
Church in Blountstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Al-
bert Edward and Linnie Franklin Cayson; a sister,
Audrey Berson of Orlando; a brother, Wayman A.
Cayson of Blountstown; and a grandson, Jeremy
Cayson of Hosford.
Survivors includes his wife of 61 years, who
was his high school sweetheart and love of his life,
Betty Ann Cayson of Blountstown; a son, Gerry
Cayson and his wife, Janet of Tallahassee; three
daughters, Dianne Lainhart and her husband, Paul
of Lynn Haven, Vicki Bennett and her husband,
Carl, and Deborah Hassig and her husband, Danny,
all of Blountstown; one sister, Marsha Waldorff of
Altha; nine grandchildren, Chris Lainhart, Ashley
Lainhart, Misty Sizemore, Lauren Sizemore, An-
drew Bennett, Adam Edwards, Ayers Hassig, Anna
Hassig and Trey Cayson; one great-granddaughter,
Ella Suber.
Services were held Friday, Jan. 25, 2008 at
Blountstown United Methodist Church in Blount-
stown with Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Interment
followed in Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown.
Pall bearers were his nephews, Bennett Eubanks,
Cy Eubanks, Kemp Gholson, Marc McCaskill,
Matt McCaskill, Kenneth Yon, Terry Yon and Sam
Anyone wishing may make contributions to the
Blountstown United Methodist Church 20500 Cen-
tral Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 32424 or Pioneer
Settlement, P.O. Box 215, Blountstown, FL 32424
or to your favorite charity.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA Arthur C. Crawford, 60, died Thurs-
day, Jan. 24,2008 at his brother's home in Altha. He
was bom on Sept. 20, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, NY and
had lived in Altha for the past eight months, com-
ing from Bradenton. He was a heavy construction
welder and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
He was a staff sergeant with the United States Army
Special Forces and was a Green Beret. He was a
Bronze Star and combat Infantry Badge recipient.
He was a life member of the VFW, American Le-
gion and Vietnam War Veterans Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie
Survivors include one son, Shane Crawford and
his wife, Regina of Pleasant Valley, NY; one daugh-
ter, Anne Marie Kostner and her husband, Joseph
of Fishkill, NY; one brother, Richard Crawford and
his wife, Irene of Altha; one sister, Joan Wuttke
and her husband, Bob of Yorktown Heights, NY;
niece, Skyleen May and her husband, Matthew
and their son, Richard Landob of Dothan, AL; two
grandchildren, Hunter and Shannon.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed
in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN Rebecca Louise Collins,
51, died Friday, Jan. 25,2008 at the Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital in Blountstown. She was born on July 31,
1956 in Anniston, AL and had lived in Blountstown
since 1991 coming from Kissimmee. She worked
in a bakery and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Tony Collins
of Blountstown; her son, Richard Lamb and his
wife,Amanda of Clarksville; one stepson, Michael
Collins of Bartow; two daughters, Julie Phinney
.and her husband, Sean of Bristol and Lydia Lamb
of Blountstown; her mother, Lydia Rinehart of
Anniston, AL; two brothers, Bobby Murphy of
Weaver, AL and Eddie Murphy of Orlando; four
sisters, Juanita Schwab of Virginia, Sandra Green
of Anniston, AL, Jackie Pullum and Lillian Smith,
both of Kissimmee; five grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel.. Interment followed
in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN Virginia "Ginger" Her-
ren, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. She was bom
Jan. 13, 1917 in Oklahoma City, OK and had lived
in Calhoun County for the past 20 years.
She was a descendant of the people of the Trails
of Tears and was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Raymond Herren, who was a prisoner of
war during the Battle of the Bulge and her brother,
William Crow, who received the Congressional
Medal of Honor.
Survivors include two nieces, B. J. Bailey and
Heidi Rydeard, both of Blountstown; a nephew
Dr. Don Little John of Dallas, TX; grand and
great-grand nephews, John Henry Bailey IV, John
Henry Bailey V, and Derek Bailey.
Services will be held at a later date in Okla-
homa City, OK.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the ar-

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CLARKSVILLE Nella B. Nichols, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 27,
2008 at her home. She was born on July 29, 1913 in Calhoun County
and had lived here all of her life.. She was a retired Calhoun County
School teacher who taught for over 35 years. She was a graduate of
Florida State University, a member of Poplar Head Baptist Church
in Clarksville and a member of the WMU.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Darrell Hand.
Survivors include her husband, Preston Nichols of Clarksville;
two daughters, Carol Hand and her husband, Billy Joe of Clarksville
and Dianne Long and her husband, Robert of Scotts Ferry; one sister,
Willie Lee Jones of Clarkville; six grandchildren, Kevin Hand, Terrell
Hand and his wife, Dana, Stephanie Brogden and her husband, Keith,
Nicole Purvis and her husband, Brad, Mike Long and his wife, Kym
and Cindy Long; five great-grandchildren, Amanda, Kristina, Barrett,
Rendi and Kyrin; one great-great-grandchild, Jacob; two wonderful
loving caregivers, Louise Tipton and Alice White.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at Poplar Head Baptist
Church in Clarksville with Rev. Morgan Bailey and Rev. Philip Wil-
liams officiating. Interment followed in Poplar Head Cemetery in
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrange-

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Baby crib, used only a week, brand
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Meade Telestar telescope, new in
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Nokia Blackberry 7100, new
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1-30, 2-6

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 polyester satin,
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.

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

Pendant light fixture, elegant Hunter
Kenroy brand, still in box unopened.
Leftover from building project, cul-
tured alabaster shade, uses three
60-watt bulbs, E-Z Install, 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.

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Headboard, 5x5, cherry wood stain,
comes with mirror, $50 or best offer.
Call 379-3966. 1-30,2-6

Mattress and box spring, king
size, $80. Call 674-3264. 1-30, 2-6

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 lounop aroon with gold
specs. "-O% .P,ition, $100. Call
674-7 .,, ieave message.

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

King size headboard, EthanAllen,
hand cained 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

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

Week of Feb. 3 to Feb. 9
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You're feeling invincible, Aries,
which could get you into trouble
if you bite off more than you can
chew. Scale back your expecta-
tions on Wednesday.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, don't second-guess your-
self when friends ask for advice
this week. Deep down you have
the confidence and the smarts to
usher words of wisdom.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, a chance to co-host an
event leaves you with all of the
big responsibilities. While you're
bitter, you will still come through
with all of the details.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
You have a hand in too many
things, Cancer. It's time to give
up the juggling act and zero in
on one or two items that need
the most attention. Capricorn is a
thorn in your side.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Thoughts of inadequacy keep you
from participating in something
that truly interests you, Leo. You

Prom/pageant gown, pool blue,
size 14, floor length includes match-
ing handbag, $75. Call 643-1178.
1-30, 2-6

Prom or pageant dresses, three
dresses, raging in size from 12-16.
One has been altered and can be
easily re-altered, one has small
train. Beautiful dresses, must see.
Call 447-0235, ask for Shaleen.

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

Washer, Whirlpool, heavy-duty, ex-
tra-large capacity, 6 cycle, 2-speed,
approximately 5 years old, looks
and works great, 30 day warranty,
$100 firm. Call 762-3951,573-3328
or 557-4012. 1-30,2-6

3 Door beverage cooler, needs mi-
nor repair, $100. Call 526-1753.
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
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have the skills to succeed. Now you
just need the confidence.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You've gotten yourself into quite a
predicament. Luckily, it's something
you can get yourself out of with some
finesse. Just choose your words and
actions wisely, Virgo.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, a rash venture leaves you high
and dry in the financial department. It
will take some time before you can re-
cuperate your losses. Family steps in
to help.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, you need excitement and
romance this week. Take the initia-
tive and let your partner know exactly
what will make you happy. Thursday
is the best day for romance.
You cannot live vicariously through
other people, Sagittarius. It's time for
you to set out on your own path of dis-
covery make it a belated resolution
for the year.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, things aren't always what
they seem at first glance. You will
learn this lesson firsthand this-week


1999 Cadillac DeVille, 42k miles,
beautiful condition, garage kept,
$8,995. Call 674-2480. 1-3o, 2-6

2003 Ford Mustang, Pony Edi-
tion, green, leather seats, six CD
changer, power seats, power doors,
keyless entry, spoiler, great condi-
tion, low mileage, 58k miles, runs
great. Call 643-7407. 1-30,2-6

1994 Olds Cutlass Supreme SS,
needs torque converter, $300 or
best offer. Call 674-4058 for more
details. 1-30, 2-6

1994 Ford Mustang, needs minor
repair. Call 643-1514. 1-30,2-6

2004 Ford F150 super crew, sil-
ver with black leather interior, 51 K
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.
1-23, 1-30


Square bails $5
Rolls for $35.
Call Nick (850)
762-8333 day, night
and weekends call
(850)762-3998. 4

when a situation occurs. Leo plays a role.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, a revelation occurs at the least
likely of moments. It provides the answers
to the questions that have been plaguing
you for some time.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Upon taking inventory of your life, you
find there are some major things you'd like
to change. Bravo for making the effort, Pi-

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

1998 Honda Accord, V6, power
everything, needs work, $3,000 or
best offer. Call 272-4083. 1-23,1-30

1987 Oldsmobile Station wagon,
needs work, $400 or trade. Call
674-3264. 1 23,1-30

1998 Buick Skylark, four door,
excellent condition, $3,500 or best
offer. Call 643-5526. 1-23,1-30

1992 Chevy custom van, V6, driv-
en daily, $1,800. Call 381-7385.

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


Tires, two P25-16 tires on rims, one
like new, other half worn, $50 or
best offer for both. Call 379-3966.
1-30, 2-6

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

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

Scorpion EXO-400 motorcycle/
ATV helmet, blue and black, size
XL, $35. Call 643-1178. 1-30,2-6

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*Mobile home lots
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central heat and air

In Blountstown
*1-room efficiency,
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2005 Kawasaki Brute Force four-
wheeler, automatic, 4WD, V-twin
650 differencial, lift kit, mag tire
power pack, $5,000 negotiable. Call
879-9418. 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

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

2007 16 ft. Welded aluminum,
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I~hronn tri n i t ltnl n w n

Johrison, trim and t t, a
trailer, $8,500. Call 674-71

New 8 cu. ft. Dometic frid
fridge) comes with icemake
great, runs on LP gas, 12 v
110 electric, $1,000. Call 53
ask for Doug.

2007 SunnyBrook camp
long, extra-large bathroom
see, was $17,500, asking $
Call 643-9391.

1999 Coachman Catalina
trailer, 24 ft., used twice.
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Dutchman travel trailer, self con-
tained, good shape, $2,500. Call
762-7138. 1-23,1-30

W38, Lodge and Shipley metal lathe,
13x36, heavy duty, 20 hp motor,
1-23,1-30 $2,500. Call 674-8010. 1-30,2-6

,v Tool kit, Black and Decker, sawzall
S' saw, drill and circular saw, like new
with charger and two batteries, $75
ge, (RV or best offer. Call 379-3966.
r, works 1-30, 2-6
olts and
2-0938, Onan generator, 30 amp/110 volts,
1-30, 2-6 runs good, has rebuilt motor, $800.
Call 532-0938, ask for Doug.
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mn. Must
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1-23,1-3o tractor 30-35 hp. Call 643-6589.
1-23, 1-30
a travel
Asking Central heat/air unit, two ton, $400.
1-23, 1-30 Call 674-8378 or 643-7378. 1-23,1-30


3 bedroom, 2 bath house, 1,332 sq. ft. under
roof, custom shingles, vinyl siding, laminate
and carpet flooring, along with ceramic in the
bathrooms. Sits on 3/4 acre lot on Black Bot-
tom Road., approximately five miles south of

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Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-

ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 899-7700-

Wanted: Baby boy clothes, 0-6
months. Call 674-9132. 1-30,2-6

Wanted: Yarn to make booties and
footies and any cotton materials to
make quilts for the needy. Call Lilia
at 526-4561. 1-30,2-6

Wanted: Chain link dog pen. Call
643-2301. 1-23,1-30

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

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

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

714 acres

Liberty County


50 acres

Calhoun County

D. E. Billingsley
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Call (850) 510-3309

BED $150 2pc Queen PIT
mattress set. New in plastic
with warranty. Can deliver.

BDRM 5pc cherry set. Brand
new. in boxes $499 Can
deliver 850-425-8374

Dining Set, Solid Wood Pub
Table, 4 Stools, Brand New.
$249. 850-545-7112

SOLID WOOD Cherry sleigh
bed BRAND NEW in box,
$250. (850) 425-8374

Sofa, loveseat & chair. New
micro fiber, stain resistant,
family friendly. $600, must
move, delivery available. 850-

Tempurpedic-style NASA
Memory Foam mattress set
new in plastic w/warranty List
Value $1200 Sacrifice $399.

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

Puppies, free to a good loving
home. Call 643-4415. 1-30,2-6

Siberian husky, 9 months old,
male, free to a good home. Call
(850) 258-2398. 1-30, 2-6

12 ft. quail cage on stand, real
clean, completely made from dead
head cypress, has lights, three
doors, $45. Call 674-8517. 1-30, 2-6

Free puppies "'' arter bag
of puppy COA ._308. 1-30

UKC rat terrier puppies, ready
Jan. 24, all shots and wormed, great
squirrel dogs. Call 209-4847 or 762-
4849. 1-30,2-6

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
weeksold, small blackmale, 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

Lost: Small brown Chihuahua,
female, answers to "Tootsie,", had
pink collar, approximately 4 years
old. Lost in the vicinity of Bowden
Rd. in Altha. If found, please call
557-6486 or 557-2879, leave mes-
sage. 1-30,2-6

Lost: Gray long haired Persian cat,
last seen on Todd Pullam Road and
Burlington Road in Hosford. Call
379-8732. 1-30, 2-6

Found: Peekapoo dog, found on
Todd Pullam Road and Burlington
Road in Hosford. Call 379-8732.

Found: Female, black and tan
coon hound and a male, short
haired Australian shepherd with
cropped tail wearing an orange
collar at Alfred Shelton Road near
New Shiloh Cemetery inthe Chason
Community off of Hwy. 274. Call
762-9182 after 6 p.m.
1-30, 2-6

Found: German Sherman breed,
black, gray and tan, sex not deter-
mined, about 6 months old, He was
found in the vicinity of Clarksville
Hwy. 73 North and Woodman Drive.
If you have lost your pet, please
call 674-3905 in the mornings or
evenings. 1-30,2-6

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

Two-family yard sale, Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. located on Chester St.
behind Sanders Cemetery on Bo St.
in Hosford (follow signs). Dishware,
couch, two round small tables, men
and women's clothes, sweaters,
sweatshirts and much more. Cancel
is rain or real cold. Call 447-4184.

Big two-family yard sale, Satur-
day, Feb. 2 beginning at 8 a.m.(ET)
at the corner of Luke Holland Road
and Hwy. 71 North in Blountstown.
-Furniture, toys, household items,
clothes and much more. Cancel
if rain. No early birds please. Call
237-2314. 1-30,2-6
King size waterbed, $125; 42 inch
round glass table & 2 chairs, $85;
Singer sewing machine, $85; Bassi-
net, $40; Restaurant equipment, best
offer; 1993 Olds. van, $1,300; Two
1986 Plymouth vans, $500 & $700;
1989 Ford van, $1,000. For Rent:
20x40 storage. Wanted: Brick house
to buy with trade. Call 674-3264.
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The 2007 Calhoun-Liberty
Plat directories are available in Bristol
at The Calhoumi-Liberty Journal office at
11493 NW Summers Road or at the Chamber
of Commerce office in Blountstown at 20816
Central Ave. East.


This report represents some
events the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) handled over Jan. 11 17;
however, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division of
Law Enforcement.
January 15, Officer Willie Mailoto
was on patrol in the Eglin Wildlife
Management Area south of U.S.
Highway 98, when he discovered
a vehicle matching the description
of an individual he knew to be a
convicted felon. Officer Mailoto
patiently waited and stayed
concealed until the hunter returned
from his hunting trip. At that
time, Officer Mailoto observed a
firearm in the hunter's possession.
Upon contact, the nervous hunter
admitted to hunting and to have
prior felony arrests several years
ago but insisted he had his rights
restored. An initial check through
the Clemency Board verified the
convictions and rights status as not
restored. Officer Mailoto seized
the firearm and plans to file charges
after investigating further with the
Clemency Board and meeting with
the State Attorney's Office.
David Erdman received a
favorable disposition recently
regarding a boating under the

FWC Division of Law Enforcement


influence case. The defendant was
adjudicated guilty and sentenced
to pay a fine of $761, serve 12
months probation, and perform 50
community service hours.
K-9 Officer Mike Guy was
working night hunting when he
observed a truck traveling at a
slow speed using its headlights to
illuminate the woods. When the
vehicle was stopped no weapon
was found, but a glass pipe,
straw, and a bag containing a
substance that tested positive for
methamphetamine was discovered.
The subject was booked into
the Washington County Jail
charged with possession of a
controlled substance and drug
K-9 Officer Guy responded
to a request from the Port St. Joe
Police Department to assist in the
location of a handgun used in a
shooting within their city. While
in Port St. Joe, a truck failed to
negotiate a corner and struck
Officer Guy's patrol vehicle.
The subject was stopped and
displayed signs of impairment.
The St. Joe Police Department

worked the accident and booked
the driver into the Gulf County
Jail for felony driving under the
influence involving an accident.
This will be the driver's fifth arrest
for driving under the influence.
Officer Guy and K-9 "Jake" were
not injured in the accident.
Lieutenant Arnie McMillion
received a favorable disposition
recently regarding a recent night
hunting case. The defendant was
a felon in possession of a firearm
and sentenced to one year and
one day in prison. The second
count of night hunting resulted in
the assessment of $1,130 in court
costs and fines.
On January 7-9, Officers Steven
Cook, Woody Cook, Don Walker,
and Charlie Wood conducted a
three-day oyster detail working
in the areas of Dry Bar, Hagan's
Flat, and Two-Mile Channel. The
detail included the inspection of
40 commercial oyster vessels and
92 oyster harvesters. Ten citations
and 35 written warnings were
issued with one individual being

CHIPOLAALUMS TO RETURN-Russell Martin (pictured here) is one of the three of the major
league baseball players slated to attend Chipola's first annual alumni weekend, Feb. 8-10.

Chipola baseball alumni weekend and Rahal-

Miller Juco National Classic set

MARIANNA--Several major
league ball players are scheduled
to appear at Chipola College's first
annual Baseball Alumni Weekend,
Feb. 8-10.
The weekend's events begin at
12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, with a
Chipola Baseball Golf Outing at
Indian Springs Golf Course, followed
by a 6:30 p.m. Night Social.
The alumni events are scheduled
in conjunction with the Rahal-
Miller JUCO National Classic.
Chipola, the 2007 JUCO National
Champion, will play host to three of
the top JUCO teams in America-
Walters State (TN), the 2006 JUCO
National Champion; College of
Southern Nevada, former National
Champion and St. Petersburg
College, 2006 JUCO National

The Rahal-Miller JUCO National
Classic begins Friday, Feb. 8, at 10
a.m. with Chipola vs. Walters State.
At 1 p.m., the College of Southern
Nevada takes on Walters State. St.
Petersburg College and the College
of Southern Nevada meet at 4 p.m.
The action heats up Saturday,
Feb. 9, with a 9 a.m. game
featuring Chipola and Walters
State. An Autograph session is
set for Saturday, from 10 a.m.
to noon, at the Chipola field.
Major league players scheduled
to appear, include: Russell Martin
(LA Dodgers), Adam Loewen
(Baltimore Orioles), Jose Bautista
(PittsburglhPirates) and Jeff Mathis
(LA Angels). Mathis was drafted
out of Marianna High, but he
has many friends from Chipola,
including his brother Jake Mathis.

for Feb. 8-10
Other professional players
slated-to appear, include: Alan
Home (New York Yankees), Cole
Armstrong (Chicago White Sox),
Mat Gamel (Milwaukee Brewers),
Tyler Flowers (Atlanta Braves),
Rene Tosoni (Minnesota Twins)
and many others.
An Alumni Softball Game and
Home Run Derby is set for noon on
Saturday at the Chipola field.
Walters State CC and St.
Petersburg play at noon at the
Marianna High School field. Chipola
plays the College of Southern
Nevada at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday, Feb. 10, games include
a 9 a.m. game between the College
of Southern Nevada and St.
Petersburg. Chipola hosts St. Pete
in the final game of the weekend at
noon on Sunday.

arrested on an active warrant
and turned over to the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office. The
violations consisted of possession
of undersized oysters, untagged
bags of oysters, harvesting in
closed waters, license violations,
expired vessel registrations, and
various boating safety equipment
On January 13, Officer Charlie
Wood returned to a baited area he
had located two days before in the
Crooked River Tract of the Tate's
Hell Wildlife Management Area,
which borders a tract of private
land. Officer Wood made contact
with a hunter that was hunting five
steps from the bait and issued a
citation for hunting over bait in a
management area.
On January 15, Officers

Woody Cook, Travis Huckeba and
Charlie Wood conducted another
oyster detail in the areas of Dry
Bar, Hagan's Flat and Two-Mile
Channel. This detail included
the inspection of 20 commercial
oyster vessels and 51 oyster
harvesters. The detail yielded nine
citations and 16 written warnings.
The violations consisted of
possession of undersized oysters,
license violations, expired vessel
registrations and various boating
safety equipment violations.
January 9, Officer Ben Johnson
checked two subjects at the
Chattahoochee Boat Ramp in
the Apalachicola River. Both
subjects were found to be in
possession of three undersized
striped bass. Appropriate citations
were issued.
On January 10, Officer Ben
Johnson checked three fishermen
at the Little River and High Bridge
Road. One of the subjects was
cited for a bench warrant.

KINARD Leonard D. Pitts, 59, died Friday, Jan. 25,2008 at the
Covenant House in Kinard. He was born on Nov. 8, 1948 in Spauld-
ing County, GA and had lived in Calhoun County since 1997 coming
from Georgia. He was a retired fireman with the city of Griffin, GA, a-
veteran of the Vietnam Conflict serving in the United States Army.
Survivors include a son, Chad Maddox and his wife, Tina of Griffin,
GA; a sister, Ann Pitts of Griffin, GA; two grandchildren, Marissa
Maddox and Caleb Maddox; dear friends, Dale and Mike Maddox
of Milner, GA.
Services will be held at a later date. Memorialization will be by
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrange-

CALHOUN COUNTY Alice May Griffin, 74, died Sunday, Jan.
27, 2008 in Panama City. She was born on Jan. 17, 1934 in Winona,
MN and had lived in Calhoun County for the past 19 years. She was
a homemaker and a member of the Protestant faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Griffin.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Bernard Misch of Melbourne,
and Bernard Theodore Misch Jr. of Southport; three stepsons, Richard
Griffin of Tampa, Johnny Griffin of New Port Richey and Allen Griffin
of Zephyrhills; two daughters, Rita Mae Bray of Chiefland and Sharon
Grace Misch of Panama City; one stepdaughter, Mary K. Misch of
Tampa; two brothers, Delbert Severson of Winona and Elbert Severson
of Cedar Valley, MN; four sisters, Elaine Parpart, Shirley Pagenkopft
and Della Becker, all of Winona and Betty Parpart of Pickwich, MN;
11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorialization
will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrange-


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Coaches, players and cheerleaders entertained the crowd at the end of Altha School's Homecoming Week with a game Saturday night.

Altha Alumni Game was a terrific way to wrap up Homecoming
To the editor: Jaycee Moore and Maggie Sewell SPEAK UP myglory days. I want to thank my to cheer again, it was a great way
I would like to thank the Altha for putting this together in such a UP! fellow cheerleaders for making it to revive school spirit.
Senior Class for hosting the Altha short amount of time. It was truly WITH A LETTER so much fun! I can't remember Altha School has such a great
Alumni Basketball Game this a spectacular event to wrap-up \ TO THE EDITOR the last time I laughed as much as history and the turnout at this
past Saturday. A special thanks a terrific Homecoming Week! I cheering for the Wildcats. It I have this past week. Aside from game is an example of how this
to the sponsors, LeAnna Hall, had a blast sitting on the sideline brought back many memories of my personal enjoyment in getting community supports their school
in every way. It was wonderful
Sto see so many alumni and

Call 643-aci4536 Thanks to Mr. Daryl Taylor for
Once again coaching the boys to
DUQ U A LI TY FLANDERS victory! Although my memory of
Mr. Taylor-consists of his term as
DJ DE H M Sewing Machine Superintendent, he did so much
H*O M E & Vacuum Cleaner more that the Altha Alumni will
Weddings Receptions Proms
Birthday parties Business Functions REPA IR Sales & Service cherish forever.
SBirthday parties Buiness Functions Handyman services Parts & Service for: Also a special thanks to our
School dances Church socials General home repair Kirby, Rainbow and most other coach, Andrew Sumner.
Curry Eikeland & Jace Ford Decks & porches other makes and models You were a great sport to endure
Phone (850) 556-4572 or 447-1219 Remodeling Riccar vacuum dealer the friendly jeers coming off the
Email: ,23T213 -Trim work Small electric repair very exciting Homecoming game
between Altha and Blountstown.
Custom built storage Scissor & yard tool sharpening Boe een these coaches did a
R ANTH AM' Check with us at buildings WILL DELIVER TO BLOUNTSTOWN fine job in their tenure at Altha
N Margie's Call 674-3998 or Call (850) 526-1515 and it was evident in the skill
Lawn Service Florist 899-0904 cell. 2825 Hwy. 71N *Marianna that the players showed Saturday
all occasions. night. Players ranged from the
See us for your graduating classes of 1968 to 2007
Mowing Weed Eating alentine flowers. JA M ES PD and they all meshed well together
Live and silk J i lPLi to put on a great performance
Edging Clean-Up arrangements. for the crowd. In an evening of
Peacock Road n AN D CLEA R IN G draining 3-point shots, putting up
Call (850) 570-9358 powerful dunks and performing.
Specializing in lots and small acreage. those fabulous old-school cheer
JamesPeddie owner/oper a routines, the Altha Alumni kept
Jame eddle, ner peratr the crowd constantly entertained.
C A OS iTELEPHONE 643-7910 UN I am looking forward to doing this
again next year!
Land Clearing & Fencing So, for all of you that did not
S- have enough time to prepare for
'DOzer and Excavation work G reg W illis the game, start planning now! I
Demolition Pond Digging would like to end by encouraging
DemolitionTree Service the students, teachers and staff at
Road Building Field Fence Tree Removal Altha to continue the spirit that
or Barbed Wire Tractor Work surfaced during Homecoming
Ovr 1ear sxerire.rct Tree Trimming week. You have many more
Clay O'Neal Over 15years experience Phone: 643-5582 Mobile: 643-7372 exciting things planned for this
4433 NW County Road 274 (850) 762-9402 Mobile: 643-7107 year and I hope you make it
Altha, FI 32421 Cell (850) 832-5055 10376 N. W. Willis Way in Bristol LICENSED AND INSURED memorablelly King,


Prevention measures urged to control bacterial infections in pet birds

Florida Department of Health
(DOH) joins the Florida
Department of Agriculture in
investigating bacterial infections
in birds testing positive for
psittacosis at several pet stores
nationwide. Forty-six states
have received birds from a
Florida vendor which appears
to be the source of the infected
birds. One bird in Florida
testing positive but showing no
symptoms for Chlamydophila
psittaci has been linked to this
vendor. Three suspected human
cases in employees at a single
pet store in Minnesota have
been linked to these birds.
State Public Health
Veterinarians and other health
and agriculture officials have
been notified, and impacted pet
stores have received guidance.
The vendor's local county health
department and the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services are working
together with the vendor to
review management practices.
Psittacosis is a relatively
common infection in birds
caused by the bacteria
Chlamydophila psittaci.
Although many avian species
can be affected, parrot-like birds
such as cockatiels, parakeets
and macaws, are particularly
vulnerable. Infected birds may
be less active, stop eating, ruffle
their feathers, have discharge
from the eyes and nose, or have
abnormal droppings. Some
birds will not display symptoms
but can still spread the bacteria,
especially following stresses
such as introduction into a new
home, shipping and chilling.
Infected birds can be treated
with antibiotics. A veterinarian
should be consulted for testing
and treatment procedures.
People with prolonged
contact with birds, such as
pet store workers and bird
owners, are at greatest risk of
infection, though the disease
is not commonly reported.
The disease can also be more
severe in pregnant women and
the elderly. Chlamydophila
psittaci can be spread in the
droppings and nasal discharges
of infected birds. Symptoms in
people are flu-like in most cases
and may include fever, chills,
headache, cough and muscle-
ache. Bird owners or workers
that develop flu-like symptoms
should consult their physician
for testing and appropriate
antibiotic treatment. Psittacosis
must be reported to both the
Florida Department of Health
and the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Prevention and control
recommendations for bird
owners include:
Contact a physician if
respiratory or flu-like illness
develops or for any other health

concerns and mention bird
Discuss bird health issues
with a veterinarian
Clean cages regularly
before droppings dry and create
potentially infectious dust
When cleaning cages,
remove the bird from the

cage, wet droppings with a
disinfectant or dilute bleach
solution and allow 5-10 minutes
contact time before cleaning
Wash hands well after
cleaning cages or handling
Keep birds and cages in a
well-ventilated area


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Isolate new birds for 30
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Owners of potentially
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concerns and should contact a
veterinarian if pet birds appear
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and improves the health of
all people in Florida. For
more information about DOH
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