Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
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Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: July 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Volume 28, Number 29 Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Calhoun schools earn 4 A's,

Liberty gets one A, two C's

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
School Accountability
Reports released by the Florida
Department of Education last .
week show Calhoun County .
\ ith four A schools and Liberty. S COOI L
County with one. La-'
Carr School, Altha School Iostord .
and Blountstown Elementary LG S ...
all earned A's this year and ...
last year. Blounistown Middle ...
School brought last year's Cup G rra ...
to a A for the 2007-08 grading ..
term. Blountstown High School B S .
students put last year'sD grade B QS .
behind them to earn a B this
time around.
"'I'm very humbled, thrilled
and proud of our school district's
FCAT scores," said Calhoun
County School Superintendent Mary Sue Neves.
"This is the first time our school district has had
four schools to make an A and one school'to make
aB grade on the FCAT. I would like to personally
congratulate and thank every student, teacher, support
staff and administrator for their hard work and
commitment to excellence!"
She credited their high grades to school staff
members and students who "stayed very focused on
the curriculum."
Liberty County's three schools went indifferent
directions. Tolar School jumped from a C to an A.
Liberty County High School maintained last year's
C. Hosford School fell from an A in 2006-07 to a C
for the latest rating.
"We were tickled with our grade at Tolar," said
Liberty County.School Superintendent David
Summers. "We were displeased with the C grade last
year and everyone at the school was committed to
seeing that didn't happen again."
While Hosford School dropped two letter grades,
Summers is quick to note, "It wasn't a freefall,"
although he admitted, "Our scores were less than'
The school is already looking at what they

need to do to get back on top.
"We're definitely not satisfied until
Hosford is back up to an A. We're
putting together a plan to see that
,happens next year."
But educators are anguished
over Liberty County High School's
stagnant C. "We earned a B grade
but were penalized for being less
than one point from meeting state
requirements for improvements
by 40% of the school's lowest
percentile students," Summers
said. "We will be appealing that

.. ..... "grade."
Principal Gay
Lewis said
that overall,
"We were really pleased with
both our students and teachers, but
the bottom 25% of students did not
make sufficient learning gains,"
Overall, she said the school ended
S-up with 518 points, just 7 points
away from anA. /
S"We had many bright spots,"
she said. "We had wonderful math
scores and some of the best scores
-in science in the whole state." She
admitted that it's frustrating that
The general public doesn't see the
full picture when schools can excel
in some areas but lose those gains
if the are not able to meet other
"It's a big challenge for us," she
said, "but we're going to go after
it again this year. Our goal is to be
an A school next year."
The grades are calculated
on student achievement and
improvement from the previous
year. The rating system has been
in use for ten years.


Blountstown City Council honors
longtime dispatcher by declaring
'Myrtice Faircloth Day.' See page 5.

Inmates say program making a difference
Liberty County Jail Administrator Fanny Partridge talks with inmate
Clay Harris following a ceremony to honor him and three others who
completed an in-depth eight step recovery program. During a short
speech at the gathering, Harris said he had second thoughts about
the program but he stuck with it and midway through, he recognized
positive changes were happening for him, his fellow inmates and the
two volunteers who were leading the group. Find out more about the
Celebrate Recovery Program on page 9. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO

citizens wno wrote letters. called
representatives and kept working
to make a new school possible.
0 F Construction on the new two-
story building is slated to begin in
'-- ... -'" -'.'' ... ..." -- August. JOHNN"Y EUBANKS PHOTO-

- Il8122 00900 8

Arrest reports...2 Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...10 Farmer's Almanac...11
A Page to the Past...11 Birthdays;..12 Letters...17 Obituaries...22 Courtroom renovation..20


Man in borrowed truck charged with fifth DUI

A motel guest was arrested on
a DUI charge after he.abandoned
a woman's car in the ditch on the
south side of OakAvenue and fled
the scene, according to a report
from the Blountstown Police
The keys were missing
and the driver's door was left
standing open on the 1994 Toyota
The truck went off the road
around 9 p.m. Saturday after it
made a U-turn on Central Avenue
and narrowly missed hitting a car
on Central Avenue in front of the
Cherokee Motel.
The driver of the second
vehicle, Latrenda Larkins, later
saw the vehicle on Oak Avenue,
and called authorities. She gave a
description of the truck's driver,
who was a white male with gray
hair, wearing white shorts and a

black t-shirt with writing on it.
While officers were at the
scene, the owner of the pickup
- Dorothy Jean Krouse, 53 -
arrived and attempted to claim
the vehicle. An officer's report
stated that Krouse "seemed to be
intoxicated and would not answer
questions on how the vehicle got
to this location."
Krouse said she loaned her
car to someone at the motel to
go get gas.
Officers went to the motel
with Krouse and Larkins, where
they found Gary Lee Hudson, 39.
Larkins immediately identified
Hudson as the driver of the
Krouse originally denied that
Hudson had been driving .her
pickup but Jater recanted and said
she had loaned him the vehicle.
Hudson, who appeared

Calhoun County


compiled by
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

intoxicated at the time, said a
friend of his known as "Mark"
was driving and left the scene
after going into the ditch. Hudson
said he did not know the man's
.last name and the witness said
she did not see anyone else at
the truck.
After checking out Hudson's
record, officer learned his driver's
license had been revoked and he
had four previous DUI charges,
along with four charges of
habitual driving while license

Altha woman arrested for felony DUI

A woman with at least three
previous DUI convictions was
arrested Friday and is now facing
a felony DUI charge, according
to a report from the Blountstown
Police Department (BPD).
When he responded to a
complaint about a reckless driver
headed south on Hwy. 71 North,

Husband charged

for burning items
A Calhoun County man, who
returned from an out of state
trip, was arrested on a charge
of criminal mischief after he
allegedly burned some items
owned by his wife, his son and
another man.
A deputy responding to a
complaint on Saturday arrived
to find Norman Nelson standing
outside the home, tending a fire
in a barrel.
When asked what he was
burning, Nelson "was defensive
and had a poor attitude about
the situation" according to the
deputy's report. He said he was
burning trash from the yard.
He then told the deputy he had
come home a week early to find
that another man had moved in
with his family. He said that since
he and his wife were still married,
everything on their property was
"each other's" and he began
burning items.
Nelson denied burning
the other man's property and
acknowledged that he may have
destroyed some property owned
by his son.
The list of missing items
included tools valued at $300,
around $200 in clothing, DVDs
worth approximately $200 and a
$150 cell phone, along with boots
and work clothes that were stored
in a tote in the bathroom.
A partially-burned shoe string
believed'to have come from one
of the boots was found in the
barrel along with some burned
Nelson was arrested Saturday
and released the following day.

BPD Officer Patrick Crawford
was monitoring traffic when he
saw Julia Ann Simmons, 58, of
Altha veer off Hwy. 71 onto NW
Angle Street.
As Simmons' Ford Explorer
went down Angle Street, the
officer witnessed it swerve off the
road several times. The vehicle,
which was traveling about 20
mph, drifted on the opposite side
of the road at times.
The officer was in front of the
city complex on Angle Street

when he turned on his patrol
lights to signal for Simmons to
stop. She continued on to the
intersection at Charlie Johns
Street, where she stopped in the
middle of the road.
The officer approached the
driver and asked her to pull off
the road for. safety reasons, but
she did not appear to understand,
he said in his report. While
explaining that she needed to

See FELONY DUI on page 3

suspended or revoked.
Hudson was arrested and
charged with felony DUI and
felony driving while license
suspended or revoked. He
refused to give a breath sample
to determine his breath alcohol
Hudson gave a taped
confession later that night and
said he abandoned the truck
because he was afraid of getting
caught driving.
The manager of the motel
asked officers to remove Krouse,
who had been staying in Hudson's
room and was not a registered
guest. As an officer was waiting

for Krouse to make arrangements
to leave, she walked up to where
he was standing with two motel
guests, holding what appeared to
be a pair of dirty hand towels. She
struck one of the motel guests in
the face with a dirty hand towel,
saying, "Here, these belong to
the motel."
The man then told the officer
he wanted to press charges against
Krouse, who was arrested for
She was also charged with
obstruction and resisting without
violence after refusing to sign
booking documents at the county

July 10
*Jamillah T. Hunter, holding for CCSO.
*Joshua Green, VOP (state, times 2).
July 11
*James Wilson, serving 90 days.
*Harvey Lee Merritt, serving 45 days.
*Tirfi Parrish, serving weekends.
July 12
*Julia Simmons, holding for CCSO.
*Daisy Malone, DUI, neglect of a child,
(state Gadsden Co.).


July 13
*Dorothy Krouse Houser, holding for CCSO.
Listingsincludenamefollowed bycharge andidentifcation ofarrestingagency. Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
July 7 through July 13, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents...............02 Traffic Citations..................09
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....107
Business alarms.....04 Residential alarms..........00

July 8
*Beth Renee Martin, VOP (state), FTA.
*Brandon Jamil Williams, domestic battery, child
July 9
*Karlier Vanessi Robinson Jr., FTA.
July 10
*James Raymos Argyras, sentenced from
*Jamillah T. Hunter, FTA.
*Jason Soverns, VOP (state).
July 12
*Julia Ann Simmons, DUI.
*Norman Eugene Nelson, criminal mischief.
*Vincent Thomas Cooney, driving while license
suspended or revoked.
July 13
'*Gary Lee Hudson, DUI, driving while license
suspended or revoked (habitual).
*Dorothy Jean Krouse, battery, resisting without

July 7
*Curtis Wallace, sentenced six months.
S*Michael G. Lindsey, DUI.
July 8
*Dewey Vaught, VOP (county).
July 9
*Santiago R. Trejo, sale of a controlled sub-
stance (meth), possession of a controlled sub-
stance (meth) with intent to sell (3 counts), sale
of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession
of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to
sell, possession of a firearm in the commission
of a felony.


Parents of students requesting Open Enrollment/
School Choice should come by the School of their
choice and complete the necessary form by August
1, 2008. If you do not complete the necessary form
by the deadline, you will not be allowed to attend
out-of-zone for the 2008-2009 school year.

Buy, sell and trade with an ad in


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move her vehicle, Crawford
became aware of the strong odor
of an alcoholic beverage emitting
from the driver.
When asked to produce her
driver's license and registration,
Simmons handed over some
papers and her wallet but was
unable to find the items, which
the officer then located for her.
As Simmons attempted to step
out of the vehicle at the officer's
request, she fell backwards into
the driver's seat. She emerged
from the vehicle on her second
attempt but had to lean on the
vehicle to keep her balance.
When she moved away from the
SUV, she grabbed the officer's
arm for support.
She first denied that she had
been drinking, but when asked a
second time, admitted to having
"about two beers." After being
asked a third time, Simmons told
officers she had consumed a six-
pack of beer.
After failing a roadside
sobriety test, she was taken to
the county jail and charged with
felony DUI.

[ N l/O TE
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STax Collectors
Tax Collector for Liberty County is a very important and vital position.
It requires dedication as well as experience and knowledge of the daily
activities performed within our county.
It is my sincere desire to continue to provide the most experienced
and proficient service that the people of Liberty County have.been use
to. I have over 9 years of continuous service in the Liberty County Tax
Collector's Office. I am a Certified Florida Collector's Assistant and I cur-
rently serve as Assistant Tax Collector for our county.
I have.worked closely with Mrs. Carol K. Strickland and I have thor-
oughly enjoyed my job. I have assisted Mrs. Carol in the request to the
Board of County Commissioners for our county to obtain a Driver's Li-
cense Office and have solely handled many tasks performed on behalf
of our county. In part, this has contributed to my professional growth
and the quality customer service I have provided for YOU the people of
Liberty County.
I pledge to continue meeting your needs in a timely manner during
regular work hours, after hours and on Saturdays.
As your next Tax Collector for Liberty County, I can assure you that
continued quality customer service will be my first priority.
As the only candidate serving in this office, on August 26, 2008, I en-
courage you to go to the polls and vote MARIE GOODMAN for Liberty
County Tax Collector. Thank you for your support and confidence.
"Let Experience With Proficiency Continue Working For You!"

Driver with 2 kids

charged with DUI

and child neglect

The mother
of a four-year- Liberty
old who told
deputies he
couldn't sleep
because she
"kept running
into the ditch"
was arrested
Saturday night
in Liberty County on several
charges including DUI- and
child neglect.
The boy and his five-year-
old sister were riding without
child restraints or seatbelts
when Daisy A. Malone, 27, of
Gadsden County's Hardaway
Community, was stopped on
State Road 20 between Bristol
and Hosford.
Deputy Wade Kelly
responded to a report of a
westbound Jeep Cherokee
repeatedly running offthe road
and driving into oncoming
When the officer caught up
with the Jeep, he saw it veer
into oncoming traffic twice,
forcing eastbound vehicles off
the road to avoid a head-on
Kelly stopped the Jeep
and spoke with the driver,
he noted that Malone, who
was traveling with two young
children, smelled strongly of
an alcoholic drink.
Malone held on to the side
of the vehicle as she stepped

Bristol man arrested on

meth & cocaine charges
A Bristol man is being held on $325,000 bond following his
arrest on methamphetamine and cocaine charges.
Santiago Trejo, 31, was taken into custody after the Calhoun-
Liberty Drug Task Force served a search warrant on his Rocky
Road residence near the Liberty-Gadsden line off State Road
12 North.
During a search of the premises on July 9, officers found a
gram of crystal methamphetamine and three grams of cocaine,
along with a firearm, scales and drug paraphernalia, Also found
was $2,330 in cash, which included marked money that had
been used in previous drug transactions set up with confidential
informants through the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
During an earlier arranged drug set-up, an informant bought
a gram of methamphetamine and three-and-a-half grams of
cocaine, according to Deputy Timothy Partridge.
Trejo was charged with two counts of possession of a
controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to sell,
two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine)
with intent to sell, possession of a firearm in the commission of
a felony, sale of methamphetamine ar.. sale of cocaine.


out. When
County asked about
some liquid
ARREST that had
REPORTS spilled onto
compiled by her arm and
Journal Editor the front of
Teresa Eubanks closing,
her clothing,
the driver
replied that
it was "gin and juice" and
said she had some drinks "a
few hours ago." A near-empty
pint of gin was found in the
After failing a roadside
sobriety test, Malone was
taken into custody. In addition
to the DUI and child neglect,
she was also charged with
driving with an open container,
failure to drive within a single
lane, careless driving and
violating seat belt laws.
Malone is currently on state
probation for battery.
Her Breath Alcohol Test
results were .227 and .213.
The legal limit for drivers in
Florida is .08 percent.
The children were turned
over to the custody of relatives,
who picked them up at the jail.
in Bristol.
A deputy said that at the
time she was stopped, Malone
was unaware that she was in
Liberty County and believed
she was traveling on Hardaway
Road in Gadsden County.




Oscar Hall 74th family

reunion celebrates

with 116 in attendance
The 74th annual Oscar Hall family
reunion was held Saturday, July 5, 2008.
There were approximately 116 people in
attendance at the family picnic area on
Musgrove Road near Altha.
Oscar Hall had 12 children, one of
whom is still living; Lottie Barton ofAltha.
Willard Hall of Rose Hill, Virginia passed
away in the fall of 2007.
Ernie Baxter, husband of Bemice Hall
Baxter, at age 79, was the oldest attending.
Eight-month-old Johnathan Turnage, son
of Angelina and Tom Turnage and great-
great grandson of Nora Hall Mathis, was
the youngest person present. Ashley
Mathis, age 14, daughter ofWylie Mathis,
from Richmond, Kentucky, came the
greatest distance
There are only a few members of the
family left that remember the first reunion
at Hall Landing on the Chipola River.
Transportation was by mule and wagon.
Many years have passed since then, but
the younger generation still enjoys cooling
off in the Chipola River after a wonderful
meal, while the older ones sit and visit.

Alcoholics Anonymous
helping local people to
recover from alcoholism
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of
men and women who share their experience,
strength and hope with each other that they
may solve their common problem and help
others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is
a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues
or fees for A.A. membership. we are self-
supporting through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with- any sect,
denomination, politics, organization or
institution; does not wish to engage in any
control\ ers. neither endorsees or opposes
an\ causes
Our primnar purpose is to staj sober and
help other alcoholics to achie e sobrier,.
I ,. ou seem to be ha\ ing trouble % tith oar
drinking, or i four drinking has reached the
point \\here it1 worries \ouL a bit. lou nmra\
be interested in kno\ilng somethinL.' about
A A and the A A program of recomert from
See the (Comnmunit Calendar on this
page for place-. and times of local meetlnes.
For more information, call 643-4340 ask for
Bill W

Benefit for Tim Hewett
to be held on July 19
A benefit for Tim Hewen \\ill be held on
Sarurda\. Jul\ 19 at the corer of Hu. 7I
and Hw\. 20 in Blountsto\ni. Lunch plates
vill be sold for $5 each and s ill consist of
chicken, baked beans, potato salad. bread
and cake. Delivers is available.
Entertainment \\ill be pro\ ided b> the
One Alore Time Band and lead guitarist,
Randy "Big Dadd'" Young, and drummer,
Ton Money of rTe last Ride Band.
For pre-orders, please call 693-9759 or

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections
to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.

godfrey & Sarah Peterson
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* Bridle Club, 3:30 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail

* Magnolia VFD, 6 p.m., Fire House
* Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

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. . . .

3 to 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic CenteWi '

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* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Calhoun County Children's Coalition, 1 p.m., Calhoun County Library
* Altha Boy Scouts. 5.30 p.m.. Alma Volunteer Fire Depanmenl
* Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m.. Apalachee Restaurant
* AA. 6:30 p.m.. Liberty Co Courthouse Iwest side entrance
* Red Level Lodge #134. 7 p.m 5602 Alliance Rd Marianna
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m.. voting house
* Bulldog Club. 7 p m., LCHS field house

* Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579, 5-30-7 p m., W T. Neal Civic Center
* AA. 6.30 p.m.. Liberty Co. Courthouse (west side entrance)
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m.. Apalachee Restaurant
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge


Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321
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July 18 deadline for

2005-2007 Livestock

Compensation and

Indemnity Programs
GAINESVILLE-The U.S. Department
of Agriculture announces the sign-up
deadline date to apply for the 2005-2007
Livestock Compensation Program (LCP) and
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) is July
18, 2008. Sign-up began on September 10,
2007 for the two programs that provide aid
to livestock producers who suffered eligible
livestock losses or livestock feed losses
between January 1, 2005 and December 30,
2007, because of a natural disaster.
The LIP provides payments to eligible
livestock owners and contract growers who
incurred the death of livestock because of a
natural disaster. The LCP provides payments
to eligible livestock owners and cash lessees
who suffered feed losses or increased feed
cost because of a natural disaster.
For more information about LIP and
LCP, visit your local FSA Office or visit
the Web site online at: http://disasterfsa.

Liberty Rec. Dept.

celebrates 'Winners

Circle'on July 19
Don't forget the Liberty County Recreation
Department will be holding their "Winners'
Circle" celebration on Saturday, July 19,
from 4 to 8 p.m. (ET) at Veterans Memorial
Park at the ball fields. This celebration
will honor all youth who played baseball/
softball this spring and the summer S.W.A.T
recreation program, as well as their parents
who motivated their youth to participate, and
the coaches who volunteered their time.
The newly-formed recreation department
is sponsored by a Police Athletic League
grant, funded by the Florida Department of
Juvenile Justice through the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office.
SRemember -- "It's not heather \ou %i ii or
lose. but ho\\ .ou pla\ the game."

Monford Reunion set
for July 26 in B-town
The 55th NMonford Reunion \~ill be held
on Sarurdaj, Jl. 26 at the \V T. Neal Ci% ic
Center in Blountsto\ n. Come and '. I \ it b
family nd friends from 10 31.)-12 p m. i CT)
and lunch \%ill be ser ed jt 12 pm
lMke this a famn'ili reunion to remember.
Please brine a co\ ered dish to :hjre i th the
famil\ and fnends. Napkins. plates. cups.
utensils, and be\ erages \ ill be pro\ ided.

That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
business advertisers!

Johnny Eubanks................Publisher
Teresa Eubanks...................... Editor
Trish Corrente.................Advertising
Angela Davis....Production Assistant
OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F,
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Troubled homeowners urged

to seek free legal assistance
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson encouraged homeowners who are
threatened with foreclosure or fearful that their lending institution may
foreclose on their property to contact the Florida Bar Association to legal assistance.
According to Florida Legal Services Inc., 77,000 state homeowners
are in foreclosure, making.Florida second in the nation only to
California in the number of homes in that status. And many others
are at least 30 days past due on their mortgage payment, which places
them at risk of having their loans foreclosed.
Florida Legal Services and the Florida Bar Association have
partnered in establishing a toll-free hotline -- 1-866-607-2187 -- that
consumers can call to answer a few initial questions about their
situation to ensure accurate placement with a free attorney. The
attorney will then negotiate with the lender on behalf of the client to
keep the home from being foreclosed.
"I applaud Florida Legal Services and the Florida Bar for offering
this public service," Bronson said. "Home ownership remains a
foundation of our society, leading to the stability of families and
contributing significantly to our local, state and national economy,
and any effort that helps families keep their homes in this uncertain
economy is beneficial."
More than 10,000 Florida attorneys have volunteered their services
in the program, according to Florida Legal Services Inc.




FCAT School'Grades

have been announced!

/oooooa=oommaaaooM on~

My heartfelt congratulations to all our students, parents,
teachers and administrators for their outstanding perfor-
mance on this year's FCAT A special thank you for ev-
eryone's dedication and commitment to excellence!

Don't HOPE for a good education;
VOTE to continue a good education!

of Calhoun County Schools
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Mary Sue Neves, Democat, for Superintendent of Schools

Longtime police dispatcher Myrtice Faircloth is shown above center with the proclamation naming a day in her
honor. Holding her hand is her husband, Archie. Several former mayors that she's worked with through the
years gathered for the presentation. Pictured left to right: Councilman Tony Shoemake, Mayor (and former
police chief) Winston Deason, Councilwoman Janie Boyd, Councilman John Thomlinson, former mayor Dr.
Finley Corbin, councilman and former mayor pro tem Phillip Hill, former mayor Laddie Williams and Blountstown
Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel. Below, Myrtice gets a heartfelt hug from Tony Shoemake. DANIELWILLIAMS PHOTOS

July 31 is 'Myrtice Faircloth Day'

Police dispatcher honored

for 35 years of dedication

by Teresa Eubanks,
Journal Editor
of the Blountstown .2
Police Department for ^
35 years, dispatching -
officers to. resolve
disputes, investigate -
accidents and handle
After all that time,
you'd think she had
seen it all. But she
says none of it gave
her the surprise she
got last week after
walking into the
Blountstown City
Council meeting and
hearing City Manager
James Woods read
a proclamation /
declaring a day named
in her honor.
"It was the biggest
shock of my life," she
said afterwards.
The proclamation
makes July 31, the day
she retires, officially
"Myrtice Faircloth
Day," in recognition
of her dedicated
service through the
"She's the kind of
employee everybody
looks for," said
Blountstown Police
Chief Glenn Kimbrel,
noting her willingness to fill in
on short notice and her pleasant
demeanor. "All I know is that
she's always around and available
when called upon."
For several years, she worked
out of her home, answering
emergency lines at night after
city hall closed, before there was
a building to house the police
department. At that time, in
the early 1970s, her husband,
Archie, and the late Jim Pickron
were Blountstown's only two
police officers.
Kimbrel notes that back then,
small town law enforcement
offices weren't open 24 hours.
"For some time, it was just
one police officer and Myrtice

Faircloth on duty from Quincy
to Panama City" during the late
night and early morning hours,
he said.
Had something serious
happened to an officer or citizen
after hours, "she was our only
lifeline back then," Kimbrel
For most of her career, she
worked the night shift. She
would be near the police radio
each weekend from 4 p.m. Friday
until 7 a.m. Monday.
When the police department
was finally built, she took the
first night shift and many, many
others after that. "I actually
enjoyed the night shift," she
said, although eventually she

-was able to rotate
around to work
some daylight
hours, too. She
said *Monday,
with some relief,
"I've already
worked my last
midnight." Now
that's she's 63,
she's not too keen
on continuing
those late night
work hours.
She admits
there was a lot
of excitement
for the police
but her most
memorable call
still makes her
wonder a bit.
Years ago, while
on the night
shift, she got
a call about "a
little boy driving
car through
out an officer,
she found out
that two young
teens from South
Florida, around
13 or 14 years
old, were trying
to pawn a spare tire at a gas
It was later learned that the
boys had used one vehicle to
ram through a fence at a South
Florida airport parking area and
then stole another car.
"They drove all the way to
Blountstown without being
stopped," she said, still amazed
how the kids could have gotten
that far.
"Times have changed and
people have changed," said
Kimbrel, "But Myrtice Faircloth
is 'old school'." He said when
she took a call and there was
anything that could be done to
help the caller, "she sent us."



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listen to politicians, particularly
the presumed presidential nomi- O
nees, and the talking head experts on f
television, and I wonder if we are all
living in the same universe. I have the Jerry Cox is a
same view of the people who write officerandwriterw
letters to the editor of my local paper. background in
In order to get elected, politicians foreignpolicyiss
tell people what they want to hear.
Politicians promise a chicken in every
pot, sometimes two chickens. Politicians are going to fix
the economy, fix the energy crisis, create new jobs, end
the war in Iraq, and on and on...
As I listen to and read these statements about the fu-
ture of America, I wonder if anyone in America ever
looks out the national window a- d obse-res the rest of
the world that is out there.
Collectively, we seem to think that we are the center
of the universe, and the rest of the world revolves around
us. Economically, we are longing for the good old days
of the 1950s when America was king of the economic
hill. European nations and Japan were recovering from
the ravages of WWII. China and Russia were in the grip
of the Communists led by Mao Zedong and Joseph Sta-
lin. America was riding high.
But it is not the 1950s anymore. In the past, Florida
competed with California for the fruit and vegetable
markets, but now both states compete with Mexico
and South American countries. Globalization is here
and American leadership and Americans in general are
floundering in the face of stiff international economic
competition from many sources.
Considering our economic plight, we are our own
worst enemy. The American economy is a consumption
based economy. The success of our economy is based
on people buying goods, and the consumer demands
low-priced goods. The market recognized this demand
for cheap goods and reduced the one cost factor in the
production process that will permit the sale of low cost
goods to the American consumer-LABOR COST.
No surprise here. It cost too much to pay an Ameri-
can worker to build widgets, so American manufactur-
ing moved to countries with cheap labor. The American
consumer wants cheap products. The market place pro-
vides cheap products, but at the expense of the Ameri-
can worker. Now, many American workers without jobs
don't have the money to buy the cheap products that they
demanded. Not hard to figure out when basic economic
theory states that there is "no free lunch.
Ted Koppel, former ABC journalist, is now with the
Discovery Channel. Koppel recently aired a four-part
series on "The People's Republic of Capitalism." Watch-


ing these four one-hour segments should
['S be mandatory for the Congress, the pres-
N g E ident, presidential candidates and people
Nin general.
tired military Koppel graphically displays why Chi-
th an extensive na is going to be a major player on the
Domestic and ,world's stage. From a macroeconomic
es. He livesin view, Koppel's piece demonstrates the
difference in successes between Ameri-
ca's free market capitalist economy and'
China's authoritarian managed capitalist economy.
The focal point of Koppel's piece is Chongqing, a
large city of 13.5 million people in southwest China.
The city was created because the Chinese government
directed that the city be created. The mayor of the city
was directed to report directly to Beijing. Companies
were directed to build factories in this city. American
companies like Ford, GM, and Briggs & Stratton were
directed to put their factories in Chongqing.
According to Koppel, the largest migration of people
in human history is occurring in China. I agree. I was in
Tiananmen Square on one occasion, and dozens of peas-
ants wearing the traditional blue denim work clothes
passed through this part of Beijing. China plans to move
people from the provinces to the cities. Chongqing's
population is expected to grow to 20 million.
The piece on Briggs & Stratton moving a manufactur-
ing plant from Rolla, Missouri to Chongqing strikes at
the heart of the plight of the American worker.
The American manager for Briggs & Stratton's Chi-
nese operation made the obvious point that from their
viewpoint, the company had to move where cheap labor
exists in order to be competitive in the global market. As
we always hear, paying American wages make Ameri-
can companies noncompetitive in the global market.
What are the former Briggs & Stratton workers doing
in Rolla, Missouri? Looking for a job. But while search-
ing for a job, they shop at Wal-Mart which imports about
$30B per year, from where? You guessed it-China.
In the interest of full disclosure, I just bought an edg-
er from Sears. The edger has a Briggs & Stratton engine
and a label that says, "Made in China."
Like it or not, economically it is a new day in a new
world for America. Americans should understand that
the universe does not revolve around us anymore. We
need to get over the idea that we are "exceptional" and
recognize that other societies, other nations are equally
interested in their piece of the international economic
pie. It's time to exercise some of that American back-
bone and fortitude of which we are so proud and reclaim
our leadership role in the international community. It
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Endless summer dinner/dance set at Chipola Aug. 23

MARIANNA-Celebrate the
season with Chipola College's
"Endless Summer" dinner and
dance, Saturday, Aug. 23.
Just as the Beach Boys'
"Endless Summer" album brings
to mind a simpler time with hits
like "Surfin' USA," "Be True to
Your School" and "Fun, Fun,
Fun," this event will reunite old
Chipola friends and alumni for
a relaxing evening to benefit the
college's athletic programs.
Released in 1974, "Endless
Summer" spent 155 weeks on the
Billboard album chart, peaking at
#1, and selling over three million
copies. Chipola College began
in 1947 and has enjoyed more
than 60 great years including
numerous state and national
athletic titles, and thousands of
individual success stories among
its graduates.
Organizer Robert Trammell,
says, "While music has evolved
from Big Band to Rock N' Roll
and Hip Hop during Chipola's 60
years, the bonds and friendships
built at this little college have
remained constant."


attends 13th


Ebel, Professor of Spanish at
Chipola College, attended the
13th International Hemingway
Society Conference ii Kansas
City, Missouri in June.
The society holds biennial
meetings to discuss the literature
ofEmestHemingway. Composed
mainly of college and university
professors, independent
scholars and Hemingway
aficionados, and representing
the United States and at least
eight foreign countries, the
group gathers in places where
Hemingway lived and wrote.
Dr. Ebel became interested
in Hemingway through
the influence of his Ph.D.
dissertation advisor, Dr.
Ernest Rehder who persuaded
Ebel to prepare a paper on
Hemingway andpresent it at a
2004 Conference in Key West.
Dr. Ebel presented his paper,
"Hemingway's Philosophy
of Fishing," and served on a
panel on "Hemingway and
the Sporting Life," which
discussed Hemingway's
writings on hunting, fishing
and bullfighting.
In 2006 Dr. Ebel traveled to
Malaga and Ronda in Spain for
the Society's Conference, then
participated in a post-conference
tour to the Running of the Bulls
Festival in Pamplona, an event
made popular by Hemingway in
his novel, The Sun Also Rises.
Dr. Ebel had a chance to
meet John Hemingway,
great-grandson of Ernest

Trammell points to the
commitment of alumni and
supporters as the key to the
college's success. "Without strong
support from our people, Chipola
Athletics would be unable to
perform at the national level,"
he says.
The Ivey Brothers band will
provide the perfect musical
backdrop for the occasion. A
regional favorite since 1965,
their versatile repertoire became
well known in the Dothan club
scene in the 70's and 80's, and
a local hit "It's Not Worth the
Pain" in 1978 made the group's
fame complete. The Iveys have
played with and backed "The
Pointer Sisters," "The Coasters,"
"Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash
'Craddock," and "The Platters."
Kermit Davis, Head Basketball
Coach at Middle Tennessee State,
is the special guest for-the event.
Davis coached alongside Coach
Milton Johnson at Chipola in
1992 and 1993 and served as

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head coach in 1994. Davis also
coached at LSU, Texas A & M,
Idaho and Utah State.
Tickets are $50 per person with


I have served Liberty County as Assis-
tant Property Appraiser for 10 years; with
all these years of experiences with the
Florida Assessment Laws this enables
me to show you how your property is as-
sessed and taxed. As most people know
the Property Appraiser's office and the
Tax Collector's office has to work hand in
hand to meet the needs of Liberty County
citizens. A majority of the experience I
have gained over the years has been self
Duties include:
/ Training office staff
/ Preparing annual budget for the Department of
/ Maintaining data for Tax Roll
/ Balancing and downloading Tax Roll to the Tax
Collector's office
/ Balancing and downloading Tax Roll to the Depart-
ment of Revenue
/ Handling all accounting responsibilities for the
Property Appraiser's office
/ Assisting Auditors with the annual audit

a social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tables mouth-watering barbecue for the
of eight are available for $400. dinner.
Chipola's favorite cook Bobby For ticket information call
Sims will prepare his famous, Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.


A New Vision for the Tax Collector's Office:
/ I have been working hand in hand with the County
Commissioners to establish funds to restore the Driver
License Office in Liberty County.
The Tax Collector's office will remain open until 5:00
pm on weekdays and will be open on Saturday morn-
ings until noon for the hard working citizens of Liberty
County. I will be available to open the office if a need
arises, as I have always done in the past.

It is important to me to make sure that each citizen is satisfied by the way I accommodate their needs. By working with
the public I know by experience that each day, each person, and each situation needs to be handled in its own unique
way. Anyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy helping and conversing with my fellow citizens of Liberty County.
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Volunteer John Ritter pauses while speaking about the success four inmates have had with a Celebrate Recovery program
he helped lead at the Liberty County Jail. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS

Inmates finding some answers

in Celebrate Recovery program

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Getting arrested with methamphetamine was
the best thing that ever happened to him,
according to Clay Harris.
He was driving through Liberty County when he.
got pulled over with an expired tag in June of 2006. A
deputy found the meth and now Harris is one year into
a three-year sentence at the Liberty County Jail.
The 37-year-old father of three has been busy since
his incarceration in Bristol.
"We realized we had a real gem with his skills," said
Jail Administrator Fanny Partridge. Harris once had
his own construction business and now, those years of
experience are benefitting the county. In his time here,
he's installed shingles over the jail, renovated the old
jail, built a new office for the jail secretary adjoining
the administration building, put up fencing and built
a nature walk at Veterans Memorial Park. And his 'to
do' list keeps growing.
But after meeting community members who
volunteer at the jail, he began to realize there was
something else he needed to work on: himself.
Harris is one of four inmates who recently completed
an eight-step Celebrate Recovery program that they
say has helped them come to grips with their troubles
and given them hope for the future.
The Christ-centered program emphasizes personal
responsibility and helps people face their problems
instead of blaming others. Bill and Francine Fisher
of Bristol benefitted from the course a few years ago
and have made it their personal mission to. share it with
others. Working through the Bristol Church of God
and RiverTown Community Church in Blountstown,
they're building a network of program graduates
who may go on to become leaders of their own small

Four inmates received certificates of completion and a Celebrate Recovery Bible at Thursday
night's presentation, held in the Liberty County Courtroom. ABOVE LEFT: Clay Harris told those
at Thursday's event how much appreciated the efforts of the jail staff as well as Francine Fisher,
who "spent countless hours here to make.sure everything ran smoothly." He added that at the
start, he didn't think he needed the program. "But as the weeks went on, our group grew closer
and stronger." There were some smiles when he added, "About halfway through, everyone started
to show a positive change. Even Mr. Bill and Mr. John." ABOVE RIGHT: Conley Burke receives
his certificate from Bill Fisher and John Ritter. BELOW LEFT: Ben Williams proudly holds up his
certificate. BELOW RIGHT: Troy Phillips thanked the churches and volunteers "For welcoming
us with open arms and looking at us as people, not criminals."

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Fellowship & Events
CHURCH Freedom Fest will
be at Corinth Baptist Church,
Sunday, July 20. It will begin at
6 p.m.. Hotdogs, hamburgers,
games, and activities for kids
will be available.
Food Ministries
OF GOD The Blountstown
Church of God will have food
boxes available Saturday, July 19
at 8:30 to 9 a.m. at the church.
Theseboxes are made available
through the assistance of Seed
Sowers Evangelistic Association,
Operation Compassion and the
Blountstown Church of God to
help needy families in Calhoun
One box of food per Calhoun
County family until they are
gone, please.
The church is located oneblock
behind R&R Warehouses, off of
Hwy. 20 West in Blountstown.
Vacation Bible
Bible Clubs
CHURCH Corinth Baptist

Church in Hosford will be
having Vacation Bible School.
This year's theme is "Outrigger
Island, Living God's Unshakable
Truth." Pack your gear, prepare
to set sail, and discover how to
live God's Unshakable Truth on
Outrigger Island. Through the
examples of Bible people, you
also will learn what it means to
know, speak, and live the truth:
God is real
Jesus is the only way
My actions show what I
Jesus is God's Son
The Bible is God's Word
In this one-week adventure
you will hear Bible stories,

The family of Columbus Jackson wishes to
thank everyone in Liberty County-who found it
in their heart to show kindness during the passing
of our loved one. The prayers, cards, calls, visits,
and words of encouragement really meant a lot
to our family.
A special thanks to the Church of God and
Pastor Rosetta Baker and members. My sister
wasn't a member of the church, but attended with
her mother-in-law. The pastor and members put
their arms around our-family and really showed
us love. Pastor Baker prayed with my sister and
gave her very encouraging words. To the pastor
and members- every prayer, card, call, visit and
food was greatly appreciated. May God continue
to bless each one of you.
Mrs. Joanne Ziggler, we can't begin to tell you
what a blessing you have been to our family. You
were by our side as soon as you heard the news,
you began praying with us and helping us prepare
to put our father to rest. You took care of all of the
children so that we could take care of things and
we really want to let you know you're appreciated
and loved.
Mrs. Gloria Parrish and Mr. Carl Hall,. thank
you so very much for the food you prepared. You
asked if we needed anything but you took it upon
yourself to do what needed to be done. We thank
you! Mrs. Parrish, you're a lot like our mother, so

Oil Changes

participate in cool crafts, warm
up to motivating music, eat a meal
each night at the Snack Shack
and play games at Recreation
Reef. The adventure begins
Sunday, July 27 and ends on
Friday, August 1. Times are 6 to
8:30 p.m. for children preschool
thru sixth grade.
For more information, call
379-8861 or 643-2791.
CHURCH-- would like to invite
children of all ages to join us
at Vacation Bible School for
an aloha-styled adventure to
"Outrigger Island" to live God's
Unshakable Truth. Registration
will be held on Sunday, July 2.

loving, sharing, and thoughtful. May God continue
to bless you all.
The Jackson Sisters
Shon, Arleshia and Latoria

The Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire Department
would like to thank the following for sponsoring
the Building Fund Wrestling Event: Jim Johnson,
Bubba Rast, Greg Brandon, Delores Bryant-Davis,
Sydney Beckwith, Jerry Lewis, Logan Kever, Sue
Summers, Curtis Fletcher, Robert Hill, Eddie Pullam,
Donnie Conyers, Kevin Williams and Craig Shuler.
We would like to thank Felton Hall, the owner of
the Hosford-Telogia Game Room, for organizing the
event and the use of his facilities. We would like to
thank the community for supporting this event. We
raised $1,040 from the event of the $5,000 yearly
building payment.
Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire Department

We want to take this time to thank all of you for
all the food, kindness, and love that -you all have
shown in this great loss of Mark "Tinker" Arnold.
It is a time when words don't seem to help, but your
gifts of love and kindness, food and flowers have
been a great help to us all.
Martha and Billy Pullam and family

We're your one-stop

Why wear out your new tires (and waste time)
driving from the tire store to the parts place and
then to a service station to get it all put together?


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at 4:30 p.m. with VBS begnnmng
at 6 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m.
during that week through Friday,
August 1.
CHURCH Poplar Head
Baptist Church will be holding
V.B.S. on Sunday, July 20 thru
Friday, July 25, from 6:30 -9
p.m. We are heading to the
islands of Hawaii to learn all
about God's Unshakable Truths.
So pack your gear, prepare to
set sail, and discover how to
live God's Unshakable Truth on
Outrigger Island.
Call the church office at
674-4201 for van pickup or more
CHURCH Victory Hill
Pentecostal Holiness Church will
be hosting "God's Big Backyard"
Vacation Bible School July 20
through July 25 from 6 to 8:45
p.m. for all ages.
There will be a pre-registration
/family cook-out Saturday, July
12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the
The church is located at 15947 -
Ashley Shiver Road in Altha.
For more information call
Prayer Meetings
Liberty Community Prayer
Band will hold prayer service
Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.
(ET) at the home of Sister Debra
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-8584.

bvRyan McDouwald

Love with Faith
Text: Ephesians 6:21-23
Sir Earnest Shackleton was
an Irish explorer of Antarctica who
was knighted for traveling further
south than anyone else in the early
1900's. According to the "Life of
Faith," Sir Shackleton was asked to
tell of the most terrible moment he
experienced in the Arctic.
One night he and his compan-
ions were lying together in an emer-
gency hut. Each was given one last
biscuit and there was nothing left
to eat. After everyone was asleep,
Shackleton saw a man reach over
his friend and take his biscuit bag.
Shackleton was watching "through
an eternity of suspense" when the
thief opened his own biscuit bag, put
the two biscuits in his friend's bag,
and placed it at his friend's side.
Paul-ends his letter to the church
in Ephesus with the challenge, "...
love with faith from God the Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ." God has
revealed His plan and purpose for
the church. In love, He blesses us
with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
He makes us holy and blameless in
His sight. He adopts us as His holy
children. He freely, lavishly bestows
His grace upon us. He redeems us
and forgives our sins. He makes the
mystery of His will known to us. He
gives every believer the Holy Spirit,
who guarantees us an eternal inher-
itance. It is so we might be for the
praise of His glory.
We must live up to our call-
ing. We must have unity within the
church and live as children of the
light. We must be filled with the
spirit. We must relate to our families
and coworkers in a Christ like man-
ner. We must stand ready to fight
the temptations,of the devil. Finally,
we must learn to love each other
in faith. This is what church is all
about. "The world at its worst needs
the church at its best." Anonymous

Our office is in high gear making preparation for the
upcoming August 26th primary elections. We would like
to remind any Liberty County resident who is eligible and
has not registered to vote or wishes to change his or her
party affiliation, the date for the closing of the registration
books will be Monday, July 28, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
We would also like to remind voters that Florida is a
closed primary state. Any race that has opposition from
a candidate running in an opposing party, under No Party
Affiliation or as a write-in, that race is only opened to
voters who are registered in that party. Currently, Lib-
erty County has two races that will only be opened to
Democratic voters in the Primary-the Sheriff's race and
the Tax Collector's race. The candidate that wins in the
primary will go on the General Election ballot to face the
opposing party candidatess. If you wish to vote in these
races, you must be a registered Democrat. We also
have a congressional race that will only be opened to
Republican voters and the same principles apply.
Our absentee ballots will be arriving soon. If you
wish to vote by mail, you will need to call our office at
850-643-5226 or drop by our office ard make a request
for the ballot to be mailed to you or a family member.. As
soon as the ballots arrive, your ballot will be placed in
the mail.
We would also like to remind voters that early vot-
ing will be at our office at the courthouse from Monday,
August 11 Saturday, August 23. We will be open on
Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. To
avoid any delays in voting, vote at the beginning of the
early voting period. If you wait until closer to the election
to vote, lines will be longer.
As always, you may go to the polls on election day to
cast your ballot. Voting hours are between 7:00 a.m. -
7:00 p.m.
Vote by mail, vote early or vote at the polls
Marcia Wood, Liberty County Supervisor of Elections



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L onzell Duggar was bornJune 3, 1927. He A
was one of 14 children born to Wright
Duggar and Blanch Peacock Duggar. His father
died when Lonzell was eight years old, leaving
10 living children. Shortly thereafter he went to
work to help support the family, driving a mule
and wagon hauling two barrels of turpentine to the
loading ramp which was located in front of what
is now the Blue Creek Methodist Church.
When he was 10 years old he went to work [
sawing logs. He worked three days and went to
school three days. In the summer time he sawed
pulp wood for $0.01 a stick. The pulp wood f
was the hauled to Lowery, put on a box car and-
shipped to mill. He then worked for $7.25 a week
sawing paper wood. When he was 16 he lied
about his age, leading them to believe he was 18
and went to work in Carrabelle at Camp Gordon
Johnston where he soon became manager of the
Post Exchange. Next, he found employment in
the shipyard-in Panama City. After he returned
home he graduated from Hosford High School
in 1945. He actually had enough to graduate the
first half of the school year so he signed up for
the Navy and went to basic training the second
half of the year.
On December 12, 1944, he joined the United
States Navy. After completing boot camp at
Bainbridge, Maryland he was assigned to the ship
USS Dyess, DD880 in Orange, Texas. The "shake
down cruise" was in the Caribbean and Guantanamo Bay.
He left there and sailed straight to Guam in the South
Pacific as Gunner's Mate third class. They followed the USS
Hancock aircraft carrier into the Tokyo.Bay. The war had
just ended. They went to Hiroshima where the bombs were
dropped. It was complete desolation. After serving 1944-46
he went back to Guam and was discharged in April 1946.
In 1946 he met and married his life-long companion,
Ruby Thompson from Curtis-Mills in Wakulla County. He
had various jobs from short order cook to owning his own
businesses. He has worked all over Florida as well as the
United States. While working for P & M pipeline company
he laid the first gas pipe line in Leon County.
In 1956 he moved back to Liberty County, ran for County
Commissioner in 1963 and won. During his administration
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recreational building was built at Bentley Bluff on Telogia
Creek. While working with Lenwood Williams, a school
board member, the sports complex behind Hosford School
was completed.
He was first appointed by Governor Farris Bryant to
serve as a member of the Port Authority in 1962. He was
reappointed in 1969 by Governor Claude Kirk who had this
to say, "I have entrusted some of the burdens of Florida
to one who is honest, efficient, and loyal to the highest
standards. I am co' fident that you will do a fine job for
the people of Florida."
At the age of 80 he led and won, by petition, a citizens
committee to keep a biomass plant from entering our county
and harming our natural resources. Elliot Duggar has always
loved and served his homeland and the people in it.

This is one in a series offeatures submitted for a history and heritage book on Liberty County. Journal readers are invited to submit their own
family photos, histories and remembrances for the book by contacting Family Chairperson Vance Bateman or Topical Chairpeson Fran
Rigsby at email: or Heritage Publishing Consultants at I-800-568-1611or by e-mail at

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Emily Grace Coxwell is
celebrating her fourth
birthday on July 16 with
a Barbie Island Princess
party. She is the daughter
of Donnie and Stephanie
Coxwell of Bainbridge,
GA. Her grandparents are
Sandra and the late Donnie
Coxwell, Sr. or Bristol and
Betty Roberts and Eddy
Wilson of Marianna. Emily
loves playing with all of her
cousins and cheering on her
daddy's football team..


Travis and Melissa Pitts
of Clarksville are proud to
announce the birth of their
son, Jarrett Scott Pitts. Jarrett
was born on April 7, 2008 in
Tallahassee. He weighed 7
Ibs. and 8 ounces and was
20 1/2 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Lloyd and
Lavain Williams of Blountstown
and Wayne and Sylvia Mayo
of Clarksville. Paternal
grandparents are Barney and
Lori Pitts of Kinard. Paternal
great-grandparents are J.A.
and Myrtice of Kinard.

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Coleton Daved Brandon
celebrated his sixth birthday
on July 15. He is the son of
Greg and Laurie Brandon of
Bristol. His grandparents are
Edwin and Tina Goodman of
Bristol and David and Martha
Brandon of Hosford. Cole
enjoys camping, swimming,
riding his bicycle and four-
wheeler, and going on the river
with his daddy.

Zachary Hobby celebrated his
eighth birthday on July 7. He
is the son of Larry and Jessica
Hobby of Bristol. He is the
grandson of Jerry and Carolyn
Shields of Blountstown and
Henrietta and the Late Larry
Hobby, Sr. of Bristol. He is
the great-grandson of Charles
and Ruth Creel of Blountstown
and Lou Vennie Hobby of
Bristol. Zachary enjoys playing
baseball, boxing and riding his

Brown, Lee announce final plans
Jordan Alexis
Lee along with the
bride and groom's
parents are proud
to announce the
marriage of Jennifer
Fay Brown to Jamie
Dewayne Lee.
The wedding
will take place on
Saturday, July 19
at the Veterans ,
Memorial Civic '.
Center in Bristol at ,
5:30 p.m. (CT.) A
reception will follow after the ceremony in the recreation room.
All family and friends are invited to attend the wedding and

Gary McGee is named new

VFW Post 12010 commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Department ofFloridaApalachee
Valley Post 12010 announces the
completion of another successful
year. during this year the Post:
*Hosted the District 2
Convention in Bristol
*Performed near 30 military
honors for funerals in Calhoun
and Liberty Counties.
*Sent three care packages
donated by local residents to our
armed forces in Afghanistan and
*Helped local agencies to care
for our aged, ill and less fortunate
citizens, veterans and the families
of veterans and those on active
*Many man hours were put
into assisting the Liberty County
High School Junior ROTC and
visiting local school classrooms.
At the end of this year, the
Post's only commander since

the post was chartered five years
ago, Nicky Phillips, chose to step
down and Gary McGee, a resident
of Bristol, was elected and sworn
in as the new commander. The
Post's quartermaster, Carl Duncan
of Tallahassee, was elected to be
the District 2 Commander for the
new year. For the third straight
year, the Post was named All
State, being the only Post within
the eight counties and nine posts
of District 2 to achieve this honor
this year.
The Post is also proud that its
adjutant, Bob Pickron of Bristol,
was awarded seconded place in
the state of Florida for the G.I.
Joe Award which recognizes the
most outstanding members of the
VFW in the state.
The Post hopes to grow in both
programs and membership in the
coming year, to achieve All State

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Building to a finish.
ues. July 22: Elements of the composition.
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SYou might spot Dr. Charbonneau eating his favor-
ite meal of ham and yellow rice at a local restaurant.
His last name is so hard to pronounce that most folks
call him Dr. Gene and he likes it.
Dr. Gene split his childhood between Sarasota and
Central Valley. NY. He graduated from high school
one year ahead of his classmates to enter Mana-
tee Community College in Venice, then transferred
to the University of South Florida in Tampa where
he earned a BS in Biology. His four years of medi-
cal school at Nova Southeastern University prepared
i him to handle all aspects of medicine as well as the
musculoskeletal functions of osteopathy. Dr. Gene
completed his residency in Family Practice in 2000
then worked for 6 1/2 years in Panacea for the Na-
tional Public Health Corporation at its rural Wakulla
County clinic.
His wife of 17 years, Kathy, is kept busy caring
for their yellow lab, Daisy along with six other dogs
they rescued from the rural area near their home. Dr.
Gene's favorite hobby is collecting big (Mack) trucks,
tractors and flatbed trailers. He still maintains a com-
mercial driver's license.
Dr. Charbonneau is CEO of the new Liberty Com-
munity Health Care as well as Director of the Liberty
County Health Department. He is totally committed to
improving the quality of health care in Liberty County
and the surrounding areas.
S Article written by local resident Ann Hoslord Smrlh.MA.
MT IASCP. retire college aepartmenl cnair and professor
of clinical laboratory sciences.

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Grant to fund ballfields at Hosford-Telogia Complex
Wendy Parrish of the Liberty County Grants Office presented a big check to the Liberty
County Commission at last week's meeting which will be used to build ballfields and
other activity areas in the new Hosford-Telogia Recreational Complex. The $135,610
check was a grant from the Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program.
Shown above with Parrish, left to right, is Clerk of Court.Robert Hill and Commissioners
L.B. Arnold, Davis Stoutamire, Albert Butcher and Jim Johnson. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

Morris pitches Liberty County to first round

win in Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament

Chuck Morris pitched a two
hit shut out and Liberty County
eked out a sixth inning run to
give the. Liberty County All-
Stars a 1-0 win over Avon Park

Last call for

co-ed softball
The Liberty County Recreation
Department will hold the last
organization meeting for the
Summer Church Co-ed Softball
League, Thursday July 17 at 6:30
p.m. in the Liberty County Civic
Interested teams must be
represented at the meeting.
Finalization of rules, entry fee,
etc. will be put in place and the
season will start the week of
July 21.
For more information call
the Liberty County Recreation
Department 643-2175.

in the first round of the Dixie
Youth Majors State Tournament
in Ridge Manor Saturday.
Morris struck out fourteen
and stayed out of trouble most
of the game allowing base
runners in only three innings.
Liberty County got their only
run when Jacob Phinney walked
to lead off the top of the sixth.
Lee Hambright ran for Phinney
and advanced to third on a hit
by Jase Lago. Hambright then
scored on an interference call
and Liberty County took the 1-0
lead to the bottom of the sixth.
Morris hit Avon Park's lead
off batter in the bottom of the
sixth. He fanned the next batter
before hitting the following
hitter and had a two on, one out
situation. He then got a fielder's
choice play before striking
out the game's final batter and

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preserving the win.
Lago and Hunter Jacobs had
the only hits for Liberty County.
Those two also combined for a
big defensive play in the third
inning when Avon Park tried
a double steal. Jacobs cut off
the throw to second and fired
to third where Lago tagged the
runner to get Liberty County out
of the inning.
With the win, Liberty County
advanced to Sunday's play
and they were bopped 11-1 by
South Lake. Matt Gardner and
Garret Cole had home runs for
South Lake, whose team played
errorless ball. Liberty County's
only run was a second inning
homerun by Morris. Liberty
County continued play in the
tournament when they met host
Ridge Manor in a third round
game Monday night.

available at
The Calhoun-Liberty
Journal office in Bristol.

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Altha teachers take part in Science Collaboration project
Three Altha teachers, Sally Sims, Miranda In order to understand more about these
Rehberg, and Melba Adkins are participating in species already in danger of becoming
the "Science Collaboration: immersion, inquiry, extinct, our teacher team has been exploring
innovation" project headed by Brenda Crouch the best method for obtaining DNA samples,
of PAEC. U without causing harm to the mussels, through
Dr. Penny Gilmore and Dr. Steven Blumsack of research on non-threatened local species.
Florida State University are guiding the scientific Also, they are researching the types of host
immersion for about 90 area teachers. fish used by the local mussels to distribute
Sims, Rehberg, and Adkins are immersed in a their young.
field research experience working in conjunction Dr. Pursifull has coordinated the research
with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service .ii e with other interested scientists Dr. Jim
scientists Dr. Vivian Negron-Ortiz, botanist, E; i l ii Williams, Florida Fish and Wildlife
and Dr. Sandra Pursifull, fish biologist. Conservation Commission, Gainesville, a
The summer field activities with Dr..Negron- fresh water fish and mussel expert, to aid
Ortiz are focused on the location and numeration in identifications and doctoral student Nate
of rate plants found locally. Our teachers have Johnson, University of Florida, Gainesville,
hiked, searching and recording occurrences of to assist with the use of clove oil and DNA
spigelia gentianoides, a rare plant found in the collection. Field assistance by Paul Butherus,
Three Rivers State Park and in the Apalachee USFWS Panama City and Amanda Clark,
Wildlife Management Area north of Sneads in of an aquatic system and therefore the health of other FSU has been important to the success of the research
Jackson County. Macbidea alba is the focus of.the search wildlife and even people. Several species listed on the for this teacher team as they work to tag, measure, record
in the Apalachicola National Forest in Liberty County. Federally Endangered Species list can still be found in data, draw samples, and replace the mussels into the
Field activities with the fish biologist focused on the our local waters. streambed.
location and identification of freshwater mussel
species. The presence of a diverse mussel
population is considered an indicator of the health

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level courses for science teachers.
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Deason sworn in

as Blountstown


Winston Deason is sworn into office by attorney David House at
the July 8 meeting of the Blountstown City Council. Deason will
serve out the remainder of the term of the late mayor Marsha
Harpool. He will take the oath of office again when his new term
officially starts in January. He was elected to office after failing
to draw any opposition at the end of the qualifying period.

"Bad Breath -
Cause and Cure"
Have you noticed or has some-
one told you that you have bad
breath? Have you been over-
whelmed by the breath of a loved
one or a friend? Halitosis (medical i
term for bad breath) can embarrass
you or your friends. It can also ef-
fect how other people think about
you. I know you question ...what
causes bad breath?
The first cause of bad breath can
Sbe food particles left in your mouth Dr. Larry J. Cook-
after meals combine with bacteria to create a bad odor. Bac-
teria often collect on the back of your tongue creating an
odor. Another cause can be gum disease that may be at the
infection stage. The fluids oozing from the infected gums will
cause a very strong odor due to pus in the fluids. Another
cause could be a dry mouth. Saliva cleanses your mouth,
washing away many odor-causing bacteria. A dry mouth al-
lows more bacteria and their by-products to remain in the
mouth causing bad breath. You could have a dry mouth when
you sleep, if you don't drink enough fluids or because of cer-
tain medications. Some types of food and drink can cause
bad breath. These include garlic, onions, fish, cabbage, cof-
fee and alcohol.. Smoking and chewing tobacco can make
your breath smell. This bad breath stays with you even when
you.stop smoking, or chewing. There are other causes of bad
breath. Braces, dentures and other mouth gear may smell
if not kept clean. Certain medical problems may cause bad
breath. Sinus problems that cause drainage into the throat
may sometimes lead to mouth odor. In general, bad breath
becomes more of a problem as you age.
Your dentist can look for a cause of bad breath that can
be treated. If a cause is found, treatment may improve your
breath. Some people think they have bad breath when they
really don't. First, you need your dentist to confirm that you
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Boyd works to fight red
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) highlighted
the devastating effects of red
tide on Florida's coastlines at
a recent Congressional hearing
before the Subcommittee on .
Energy and Environment of the
House Science and Technology
Committee. During his
testimony, Congressman Boyd
emphasized the need for a better
understanding of red tide and.
of how we can prevent it from
further damaging our economy, Congressman Boyd (right) is shown at the rec
our beaches, and our health.
Red tide is a naturally our families or economy." which is compr
occurring algal bloom that Congressman Boyd is part fromvariousfec
causes respiratory problems of the effort in the Florida reportthe result
in humans and kills fish and Delegation to provide much- annually to Coi
manatees. It also contaminates needed funding for more "When I was
and kills shellfish and destroys research on red tide and harmful tide was a very
coral reef and sea grass algal blooms. Congressman but in recent y
communities. Boydis acosponsor ofbipartisan have become
"As those of us in North legislation in the House of longer lasting
Florida know all too well, Representatives -The Save Our Boyd said. "Itt
our local economies, our Shores Act (HR 1091) that that the econo
environment, and our very way would: our coastal co
of life are threatened every time Authorize $90 million over seafood indust
red tide nears our coastline," a three-year period for peer- health, and th
said Congressman Boyd. "This reviewed scientific research on those who depe
Congressional hearing has red tide and other harmful algal of our waters
helped to bring more attention blooms, vulnerable to i
to the adverse effects of red Require that all federal of toxic red tide

tide on our state and across the
country. It is my hope that we
can set about working together
on ways to fight red tide and to
ensure that it will not continue to
devastate our coastlines or harm

funds used to conduct harmful
algal bloom research under this
legislation be awarded on a
competitive, scientifically peer-
reviewed basis.
Require the Task Force,

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methods to pr
and detect red t


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growing up, red
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mic welfare of
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ries, the public
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Charles Dodson announces candidacy for

Circuit Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit

Charles Dodson has announced
his candidacy for Circuit Judge
for the Second Judicial Circuit,.
Seat 4. The Second Circuit covers
Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon,
Liberty and Wakulla counties. The
election is August 26.
"After serving my community,
for three decades and as an
experienced courtroom lawyer,
I feel I am well-qualified for
this next step," said Dodson. "I
have worked hard at earning the
experience and the credentials I
need to be a well-qualified circuit
Dodson is a native Floridian,
growing up in the small panhandle
town of Sneads. He graduated from
Sneads High School in 1970. His
father was a career teacher and
coach in Sneads. In 1970, Dodson
obtained an appointment to the
United States Military Academy at
West Point. He attended West Point
for two years before transferring
to Florida State University to
complete his undergraduate
Upon graduating from FSU's
law school in 1976 with high
honors, Dodson began a long
and successful legal career built
upon honesty, hard work and
respect for others. After working
at the offices of Holland & Knight
in Bartow he moved back to


Tallahassee in 1980, where he has
lived ever since. In addition to his
practice at Holland & Knight's
Tallahassee office, Dodson has
been a principal partner at the
law firms of Yonclas & Dodson;
Fuller, Johnson & Farrell; Gibson,
Connor, Lilly & Dodson; Charles
W. Dodson, P.A.; and is currently
with Dodson & Boge law firm.
In his law practice, Dodson has
fought to preserve the rights of
clients from individuals to large
corporations, and has particularly
distinguished himself as a civil
trial practitioner. A respected
litigator, Dodson is a Board
Certified Civil Trial Attorney. He
was voted trial lawyer of the year
in 2005 by the Tallahassee chapter
of the American Board of Trial
Advocates. Additionally, he has

served in numerous professional
organizations dedicated to
improving the practice of law.
Dodson's contributions have not
been limited to the legal profession.
During his entire adult life, he has
also been a committed contributor
to his community. One of his
favorite volunteer activities has
been coaching various youth sports
teams, where he has guided and
influenced countless young people
in the Tallahassee area. The son of
a high school teacher, Dodson has
also taken time away from his legal
practice to teach and coach at both
Godby High School and North
Florida Christian School. His
dedication and :leadership qualities
have routinely earned the frust of
his peers. He has been President
of the Tallahassee Kiwanis Club, a
board member and Chairman of the
Leon County Schools Foundation,
and a deacon of Faith Presbyterian
Church. Dodson grew up in a small
town where everybody seemed
to know one another, and that
upbringing has been reflected in
his lifelong commitment to reach
out to his neighbor and serve his
'community. As one of the most
experienced civil trial attorneys in
this region, he wants to bring his
intimate knowledge of the legal
system to the office of 2nd Circuit


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Bill Fisher asked fellow-
church member John Ritter
to join him in leading a jail
ministry using the Celebrate
Recovery principals. Ritter, a
longtime Sunday school teacher,
didn't see himself in that role.
"Two years ago I would have
laughed in your face if you told
me I'dbe doing this," said Ritter.
He's not laughing now. In
fact, at Thursday's ceremony,
he got a little misty eyed. He
told the four inmates who took.
the course, "We didn't really
graduate four. We graduated
six, because we went through
it, too," he said of himself and
"The program is notjust about
booze and drug addiction," said
Ritter. "It's for anybody with
some kind of a hang-up, hurt
or habit." Participants have
used the course to deal with a
variety of issues like low self
esteem, bad temper, relationship
"It's not a self-help deal,
because if we could help
ourselves, we would have
already done it," he said. When
he took the 12-step Celebrate
Recovery program, his issue
was nicotine addiction. But
he said he found the program
helped him in many areas.
He recognizes that inmates
may have even deeper, more
painful issues that lead to their
current situation. Along the way,
he found out he had a few, too.
The inmate program involves
facing a series of new questions
each week. Participants have a
week to think about and compose.
answers to the questions before
reading them aloud at the next
session. At the jail, the group
is under visual surveillance, but
in keeping with the program's
strict privacy policy about
what is discussed among the
group, the microphone is turned
off. "Whatever is said at that
meeting stays at that meeting,"
said Ritter.
"Celebrate Recovery is a safe
place for you to ask yourself
questions that make you think.
It. forces you to share," Ritter
said. Of his inmate group, he
said, "I'm positive these guys
have said things in that room
that they never admitted openly
to anybody." And, he adds, so
has he.
He said he and Bill aren't
there to preach, they're there
to listen. "I feel like it's been a
.major success. The seeds have
been planted and the tools have
been given to them so that they
can get recovery."
One of the original inmates
dropped out before he could
complete the 13-week program
because he was being transferred.
But instead of giving up, he sped
up. He had been helping one of
the other men, who could not

read nor write, by going over the
weekly readings and penning
his answers to each new set of

When he realized time was
running out, he pushed ahead

Francine Fisher gets a hug from Troy Phillips after he receives
his certificate and Celebrate Recovery Bible.

to help his friend finish the
coursework and reading. "The
program fosters that kind of
reaction in the group," said
Ritter. "You don't walk in there
and start sharing things and not
get fairly close."
This was the firstjail program

of its kind. The Fishers hope to
expand it and include a future
course for women inmates. To
learn more about the program
and find out how you can take
part, call 524-6279 or email


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The Difference in Robert Hill is...

. As Clerk of Court, Citizens can now make online payments toward Child Support and Traffic Citations.
As Clerk of Court, Citizens now have a free public access workstation within the Clerk's Office.
As Clerk of Court, Citizens can now view online Official Records and indexing data and images at
' As Clerk of Court, Citizens can now access an informational Web site at
' As Clerk of Court, the Clerk's office performs nearly 1,000 different constitutional and statutory func-
tions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elect-
ed official.
V As Liberty County's Clerk of Court, it is an honor and responsibility to serve the community and the
people that I live with every day.
As Liberty County's Clerk of Court, please remember, the difference between the other candidates
and ROBERT HILL is that I WILL Continue to produce RESULTS for the citizens of Liberty County!

Keep Robert Hill, Liberty County's Clerk of Court
because it is more than just a title, it is a responsibility to the community. i P.1.:T.rl an b a CF'-e .C .- ..}.y A. M i .i. :. .-...rj. L=-T :. r, bI- ? *.: .-u


Quincy native wins National Watercolor

Award with painting of Highway 90 barn
-QUINCY Dean Mitchell,
a Quincy native, adds another '
award to his distinguished roster of
national honors. Mitchell received
the top Award for Watercolor at.
the Salmagundi Club Annual Non- -s -
members Exhibition. The show is
on display from July 2-19 at the
Salmagundi Club in New York.
'The Thomas Moran Memorial
Award' is named for another highly
acclaimed American artist, the
famed Hudson River School painter,
Thomas Moran, a New York artist
who also painted in Florida.
Mitchell's award-winning .
painting entitled Quincy Barn is
located off of Highway 90 West
between Quincy and Greensboro.
Mitchell is known for depicting
rural Gadsden County scenes in 4
his work, but is often surprised by
art buyer's demand for this subject
matter when the works are shown in
distant, urban locations in California
and New York.
This latest honor comes just
before Dean will be welcomed
home to Gadsden County for his
exhibition, Dean Mitchell's New
Orleans, opening July 25 at the
Gadsden Art Center in Quincy.
For more information about the
exhibition or Dean Mitchell, visit or call (850)

Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
RPO. Box 536, Bristol 32321

Remembering Columbus Jackson

To the editor,
I have never been so saddened by the death of someone I knew
so little of as when I learned that Columbus Jackson had died. I
was not surprised to hear how many attended his funeral.
I came to know Mr. Jackson in his role as a child advocate. I am
grateful for the time he spent with me discussing issues affecting
Calhoun County's children.
In our conversations, I learned about his service to.our country
in Vietnam and I can now say that I knew someone who fought
and was wounded in the infamous battle at "Hamburger Hill." I
have to wonder whether a shortened life was yet another sacrifice
he made for our country.
To Mr. Jackson's family and friends, I extend my heartfelt
Sincerely, Patti L. Wood, Frink

Abandoned kittens are rescued
To the editor,
I was blessed by the FEDEX man this past Friday. He brought
an expected package but also a surprise. Some one had thrown out
two kittens not yet weaned at the Altha Post Office, it was with luck
that the Fedex man knew of our love and kindness he brought then
to us. We're trying to keep them alive they're being bottle fed.
To the person that threw them out, shame on you !!
With the help of God, these will be special kittens. The person
that did this doesn't deserve to ever have a pet to love them.
Again, shame on you.
Mike Bailes, Altha


Minutes from the June 9 Bristol City Council meeting

This meeting was called to order
by Chairman Mitch Willis with Council
members Meiko Whitfield, Bobby
Reddick, John Fairchild, and Brigham
Shuler present. Mayor Betty Brantley,
Attorney David House, and City Clerk
Robin Hatcher were also present.
Clerk Hatcher offered the opening
prayer, followed by the Pledge of Al-
legiance led by Ms. Whitfield.
Ms. Whitfield moved to approve
the previous month's minutes, sec-
onded by Mr. Fairchild, approved
by all.
Mr. Fairchild moved to approve
the monthly bills for payment, sec-
onded by Mr. Shuler, unanimously
Chairman Willis opened the Site
Plan Hearing for Conditional Use of
Property located at 11133 NW SR
20,.a portion of which is proposed to
be used as a Piano Studio & Foreign
Language Center. Mr. Zack Lawson
explained the nature of his proposed
business. Chairman Willis opened
the floor to the public for comments
or concerns. There were none. The
council then asked questions and
commented on the proposed busi-
ness. Mr. Fairchild moved to approve
the Site Plan Application as submit-
ted, providing that it be charged
commercial water and sewer rates,
seconded by Mr. Shuler, all voted
in favor. Chairman Willis closed the
Site Plan Hearing and resumed the
regular meeting.
Attorney House opened sealed
bids for Bristol Sanitary Sewer Col-
lection System Phase II CDBG
Gravity Sewer Connections Project
#07DB-3R-02-49-02-N27. They were
received as follows:
1. Bailey and Sons Diversified,
2. Ben Withers, Inc., $17,465.00
3. Blankenship Contracting,
4. Coastal Plumbing of Bay Coun-
ty, Inc., $45,500.00
5. Dowdy Plumbing, $101,150.00
6. Green Enterprises, LLC,

7; Mike Seeder Plumbing,
8. Pickron, Inc., $157,500.00
Mr. Fairchild moved to accept
the lowest responsive bid, subject
to the engineer's review and recom-.
mendation, and approval of Attorney
House, seconded by Ms. Whitfield,
carried by all.
Kristin Brown of Preble-Rish, Inc.
advised the council that she was
prepared to make a recommenda-
tion on the Three Phase Portable
Generator Bids, Project #205.009,
that were opened and read aloud at
the regular city council meeting on
May 5,2008. She advised the council
that the low bid of White Capp Con-
struction and the second lowest bid
submitted by Power Pro Tech Service
were both discarded because their
proposed generator did not meet
specifications. Her recommendation
to the council was the third lowest bid
submitted by Joe Combs Electrical
for $21,450.00 for a 25 kw propane
generator w/trailer. Mr. Shuler moved
to accept the bid submitted by Joe
Combs Electrical for $21,450.00 as
the lowest responsive bid, according
to the engineer's recommendation.
Mr. Fairchild seconded this motion.
All voted in favor;
The council directed Clerk Hatcher
to work with Attorney House to pre-
pare a Request for Proposals for
SAuditing Services to. be considered
for approval by the council at a future
council meeting.
Attorney House requested that the
City of Bristol pay 1/3 the cost of his
registration fee to attend the Florida
Municipal Attorney Association Semi-
nar in Key Largo July 17-19, as well
as pay 1/3 the cost of his expenses.
Mr. Shuler motioned to approve At-
torney House's request, seconded by
- Mr. Fairchild, carried by all.
The council reviewed a letter
submitted by the Community Traffic
Safety Team requesting permission
to place speed bumps on Myers
Ann Street, as well as cut two trees
that they suggested was impairing
the vision of motorists turning off of

Myers Ann Street onto SR 20. The
council's general consensus was that
speed bumps were not an acceptable
solution on Myers Ann Street as a
deterrent to speeding. They also felt
that the request to cut two trees was
not justifiable because several council
members personally approached the
intersection in their vehicles at My-
ers Ann St. and SR 20 and failed to
identify any trees which impaired their
vision. No action to approve either
request was taken by the council. The
council was informed by Mr. Shuler
that city crews had, however, recently
trimmed one tree at the corner of
Myers Ann and SR 20 which was
partially concealing the stop sign from
approaching traffic.
Sarah Brown suggested that
the roll-off dumpster parked in the
southeast right-of-way at the corner
of Virginia G. Weaver and Main Street
blocks the vision of northbound traffic,
requiring them to enter the intersec-
tion in order to see around the dump-
ster. She also noted that prior to the
dumpster being placed, there was
an issue with cars parking right up to
the stop sign which also resulted in
the need to enter the. intersection in
order to see around them. The council
did not suggest any action regarding
her complaint, stating that the roll-off
dumpster was only there temporarily
forconstruction and would soon be
Clerk Hatcher suggested that the
east bound merge lane approaching
the Piggly Wiggly was not marked
sufficiently for drivers in the left hand
lane to realize the need to merge with
the traffic in the right hand lane caus-
Sing a traffic hazard for drivers. The
council agreed and suggested that
Clerk Hatcher send a letter to VMS
or the Department of Transportation
requesting that additional merging
arrows be painted on the east bound
merge lane at the Piggly Wiggly gro-
cery store and/or Right Lane Ends/
Merge Left sign be put up or painted
on road surface.
Clerk Hatcher requested that the
Council approve paying $50.00 per

month tuition for Sarah Brown to at-
tend the Spanish course of study at
the new Foreign Language Center to
enhance the city's ability to communi-
-cate with our Hispanic population. Mr.
Reddick moved to approve paying for
her to attend the beginner's session
which will last 4 months, seconded by
Ms. Whitfield. Motion carried 4:1, with
SMr. Fairchild voting naye.
Sarah Brown requested a dona-
tion for the Hosford-Telogia Volunteer
Fire Department Flathead Tourna-
ment. The council acknowledged the
Hosford-Telogia VFD does assist
the City of Bristol's VFD at times. Mr.
Shuler moved to donate $50.00 to the
Hosford-Telogia VFD, seconded by
Mr. Reddick, carried unanimously.
Mr. Don Myers of Florida Public
Utility Co. introduced himself to the
council, providing a copy of the cur-
rent Franchise Agreement to council
members, and confirming that he
looks forward to meeting with them
to discuss renewal of the Franchise
Agreement which will expire in No-
vember, 2008.
Maintenance Supervisor Shannon
Phillips gave the council an update
and accounting on sewer connections

to date. Mr. Shuler asked the council
for.permission to work with Clerk
Hatcher to find an affordable solution
for getting the remainder of the con-
nections completed in a more timely
manner. There were no objections to,
his request and Clerk Hatcher said
she would be glad to work with Mr.
Shuler to identify and study various
options that the City might consider.
Maintenance Supervisor Shannon
Phillips inquired of the council as to
the appropriateness of an on duty city
employee taking unscheduled/unap-
proved time off to attend fires as a vol-
unteer fireman of the Bristol VFD. The
council did not ban an employee from
clocking out to attend to a fire inside
the city limits, but they did suggest
to the Fire Chief that city employees
should not be the main contact when
there is afire, and recommended that
the employee's supervisor should ap-
prove the employee's time off before
an employee leaves his duty.
There being no further business,
Mr. Reddick moved to adjourn, sec-
onded by Ms. Whitfield, all voted in
favor. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Chairman: H. Mitch Willis
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

Bristol City Council holds

special meeting June 26

This Special Meeting was called to order by Chairman Mitch Willis with
Bristol City Council members Meiko Whitfield and Bobby Reddick pres-
ent. Clerk Hatcher and Mayor Betty Brantley were also present. Attorney
House, and Council Members John Fairchild and Brigham Shuler were not
in attendance.
Chairman Willis offered the opening prayer. Ms. Whitfield led the Pledge
of Allegiance.
Mr. Reddick moved to approve the 18 month MOA Contract #7328 sub-
mitted by VMS for a total of $ 36,016.05, effective July 1, 2008 and ending
December 31, 2009. Ms. Whitfield seconded the motion. Approved by all.
There being no further business, Ms.'Whitfield motioned to adjourn, sec-
onded by Mr. Reddick, all voted in favor. This Special Meeting adjourned
at 6:35 p.m.
Chairman: H. Mitch Willis
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

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Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting June 3, 2008
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Dexter Barber.
Present at the meeting were Com-
missioners Albert Butcher, Davis
Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, L.B.
Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk
Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Rev. Jack
Pledge of allegiance was led by
Clerk Robert Hill.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held May 6
and emergency meeting held May
13, 2008 was made by Butcher,
seconded by Arnold and carried.
Rick Marcum with Opportu-
nity Florida presented information
concerning Opportunity Florida
and what they provide for Liberty
County. Motion to approve the Op-
portunity Florida dues of $758.10
was made by Stoutamire, second-
ed by Johnson and carried.
Motion to appoint Johnny Eu-
banks to continue to serve as a
Liberty County representative on
the Opportunity Florida Board was
made by Stoutamire, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Attorney Grover will prepare a

resolution concerning Opportunity
Florida and present at the next
regular meeting.
Larry Shuler was presented a
plaque of appreciation for 20 years
of service as Building Inspector by
the Board of County Commission-
ers and the Clerk.
Land Use and Planning Con-
sultant Tony Arrant discussed the
Jerry Money minor subdivision ap-
plication. Motion to approve the
application contingent upon the
approval of the county attorney
and the Land Use and Planning
Consultant was made by Stou-
tamire, seconded by Butcher and
Motion to have Tony Arrant draft
the advertisement for the Mitchell
Larkins Florida River Grant and
advertise for Public Hearings was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried. Mitchell
Larkins will refund the county the
cost of the advertisement.
Ambulance Director Patricia
Shuler told the Board that the Hos-
ford and Telogia Fire Department
would like to get the old # 28 am-
bulance and turn it into a search
and rescue unit. Motion to approve
and also give the Hosford and Te-
logia Fire Department $1,000.00


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After 28 years of serving you, the citizens of Liberty
County, I have decided it is time for me to step down
and give someone else in District 5 a chance to take the
reins. Mydecision to retire is solely my choice and has
nothing to do with the recent malicious political attacks
brought on by my political adversaries in an attempt.
to remove me from office and or taint my reputation.

I am grateful to God, my family, my friends, and
especially to my wife, Sybil. You have stood by me, loved
and supported me throughout my elected career. Without
God and the dedication of a large nd supportive family, this
would not have been possible. Together, we weathered the
storms of political inequity and triumphed together in victory.

To my supporters, I want to thank you repeatedly and
sincerely for your support, the belief that you have shown
and the trust you put in me. Although we haven't always
agreed, with every vote I cast or decision I made as part
of the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners,
I dedicated myself to serving 'those most in need
and keeping the best interest of our County in mind.

To the many friends I have made and the friendships that
we have formed, I will cherish you and be forever.grateful.
As always, my phone line and my door will be open and
you will forever have a friend. Although I will not be an
elected official, I vow to work as diligently and consistently
as possible with our elected officials to preserve our
heritage and better our county. On behalf of my family
and myself, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the
privilege of serving you and the great County of Liberty.

At this time, I would like to ask all of my friends and
supporters who are not obligated to another candidate in
the Tax Collector's race to consider Thomas "Bubba" Rast. I
have known him his entire life, not only is he a good person,
his entire working career has been devoted to this type
work. Not only do I feel he is the most qualified candidate
in the race, I know he will give the services of this office
back to the people of Liberty County and will run it more
efficiently and effectively to return the level of customer
service that you the citizens of our county deserve.

Again, thank you, serving you has certainly
been a privilege and I am grateful.
L. B. Arnold
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approvedjby L.B. Arnold, Democrat
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was made by Johnson, second-
ed by Stoutamire and carried.
Marvin Dubert talked.about the
Neighborhood Emergency Pre-
paredness Program that will be
run through the County Health
Scott Bladen with the Veterans
Memorial Park Committee re-
quested donations for playground
equipment using the Miles for
Smiles. Miles for Smiles is a lo-
cal fundraising event to benefit the
playground and other planned ad-
ditions to Veterans Memorial Park.
The park committee, with the as-
sistance of two local triathletes,
Michael Wright and Scott Blad-
en, are seeking pledges to raise
funds for additional equipment
at the Veterans Memorial Park.
All proceeds from donations will
serve to partially fund such proj-
ects as additional new playground
equipment for disabled children,
a fence, items for the train, etc.
Motion to approve was made by
Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire
and carried.
Dr.-Gene Charbonneau gave an
update on the Health Department.
Attorney Grover presented
a letter from D.O.T. concerning
placement of signs along SR 65.
This letter approved the place-
ment of historical community
signs. The Board requested that
the attorney send a thank you let-
ter for the Board.
The Board also requested that
the attorney send a thank you let-
ter to the railroad on the railroad
crossing into the Sports Complex
in Hosford.
Motion to approve Resolution #
08-11 encouraging all candidates
for public office and~ campaign
workers to not work or illicit votes
at the voting poll locations and to
advertise this in the newspaper
was made by Arnold, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve a rate ad-
justment in the amount of $765.71
from Waste Pro was made by
Johnson, seconded by Butcher
and carried. Clerk Hill said that
this would be absorbed by the
county and not the tax payer.
Attorney Grover told the Board
that she has given Larry Shuler an
independent contractor contract to
look over.
Motion to advertise for bids on
Health Insurance was made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to approve a turkey
shoot request by the Arts Council
was made by Butcher, seconded
by Arnold and carried.
Motion to approve the purchase
of air conditioner units for the
Grants Office and the top floor of
the old jail was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
It was requested that a letter be
sent to Waste Pro requesting that
they pick up the garbage at Lake
Mystic on Mondays.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Johnson, second by
Stoutamire and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made
by Butcher, seconded byJohnson
and carried.
Warrant Numbers
Operating Fund
24310 -24570
Small County Grant
3536- 3554
SHIP Grant
3722- 3729
Weatherization Grant
4282- 4302
Payroll Fund
25359 25524



Liberty County's 66-year-old courtroom was back in use last week
following a much-needed makeover. The judge's bench features
soft oak tones and a pair of detailed wood onlays of eagles highlight-
ed in a contrasting dark stain. The ceiling has been recovered with
decorative tin tiles and the room is wrapped in a distinctive crown
molding. The proj-
ect also features new
electronics, including
a new sound system
with microphones
built into the attor-
neys' tables. A pair
of columns set off the
west wall, standing
between the jury de-
liberation room and a
witness room. Most
of the work was done
with inmate labor from
the Liberty Correc-
tionai Institution. The
project was funded by
a $200,000 grant from
Small County Court-
house Funds.

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The Liberty County Local Planning Agency and the Liberty County Board of County Com-
missioners have scheduled Public Hearings regarding the following Amendments to the
Liberty County Comprehensive Plan.
These proposed amendments will change
Policy language in the Recreation, Conservation
and Intergovernmental Coordination elements
and will update as needed, the 5-Year Sched-
ule of Capital Improvements. This new policy
language would allow the County to improve its
ability to apply for and receive grant funding for
recreation and conservation projects.
The Liberty County Planning Commission will
hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Amend-
ments on TUESDAY, July 22,'2008, at 7 p.m.,
in the Court Room of the County Courthouse,
to consider recommendations to the Liberty
County Board of County Commissioners re-
garding the amendments. The Liberty County
Board of County Commissioners will hold a
Public Hearing on the proposed Amendments, -
on TUESDAY, July 22, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., or -
immediately after the LPA public hQaring, in
the Court Room of the County Courthouse to .
consider transmittal of the proposed amend-
ments to DCA. A copy of proposed amendment
applications may be inspected by the public at the Office of the Liberty County Clerk.
Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to
any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of these proceed-
ings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
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Consolidating state call centers will save $5 million

Chief Financial OfficerAlex Sink
announced a plan to consolidate
the Department of Financial
Services' (DFS) eleven consumer
call 'centers, resulting in an
estimated taxpayer savings of $5
million over the next five years.

CFO Sink's plan calls for two
high-quality service centers in
Tajlahassee and Largo to improve
service and increase customer
The call center consolidation
is consistent with CFO Sink's
direction to ensure responsible

stewardship of state funds, and the
Florida Legislature's directive to
state agencies to find operational
reductions to help balance the
state's budget.
"The people in our state
are looking for innovative and
effective ways of increasing

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Productivity, while not sacrificing
customer service," said CFO Sink,
who oversees the department.
"Over the next five years, this
plan will save millions in tax
dollars and set a new standard
for government efficiency in tight
economic times."
Earlier this year, CFO Sink
directed her department to conduct
a high-level feasibility analysis to
determine the potential savings
and customer service benefits of
consolidating regional service
offices for DFS. The study
concluded that maintaining DFS
regional service offices is critical
to delivering a high level of
customer service for Floridians;
however, DFS' consumer hotline
could be more efficiently operated
and improved.
CFO Sink's department
provides essential consumer
protections throughout the state
including, but not limited to:
educational consumer outreach,

insurance fraud investigations,
workers' compensation
enforcement, arson investigations,
funeral and cemetery licensing,
agent and agency licensing, and
financial literacy workshops.
,For several years,. DFS
consumer service specialists
answering the hotline have
been scattered throughout the
state, without the benefit of
frequent training or best practices
initiatives. CFO Sink's plan
to consolidate call centers will
increase the quality of customer
service Floridians are receiving
while saving taxpayers millions.
Effective February 1, 2009,
consumer service specialists
for the DFS hotline will work
in one of two offices in Largo
or Tallahassee. All affected
Consumer Service employees
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to Tallahassee or Largo with
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Hospice is seeking individuals
who are interested in making
a difference in the lives of
patients and families facing
end-of-life issues and in
supporting the organization.
A volunteer workshop will be
held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm.
Tuesday, July 22 at the Simbo's
- Family Restaurant, located at
2005 South Waukesha Street in
Bonifay. The workshop is free
and open to the pIbic. Dinner
will be provided.
Patient and Family Support
Volunteer Training will
provide an overview ofhospice
care, including Covenant's
programs and services and the
special roes that volunteers
fill. This $rainig prepares
individuzla to volunteer in a
variety of ways. Volunteer
choices include visiting and
companionship for patients,
supporting family members by
offering emotional support and
practical help, assisting with
fundraising events, providing
administrative support in a
Covenant office, serving as
an outreach Ambassador and
much more.
No special background
or experience is required to
volunteer for Covenant, just
a desire to make a difference.
Time commitment is flexible
and based on volunteer
availability. Retired and
working professionals are also
needed to share their expertise
and experience with patients
and families. To register or to
learn more, call Donna Meldon
at 850-482-8520.
Celebrating 25 years of
keeping the promise, Covenant
Hospice is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to
providing comprehensive,
compassionate services to
patients and loved ones
during times of life-limiting

HOSFORD John Charles O'Bryan, 71, died Friday, July
11, 2008 at his home. He was born in Altha and had lived in
Hosford since 1992. He had served in the U.S. National Guard
and was retired from the State of Florida Game and Fish
Commission. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Erma Jean O'Bryan of Hosford;
two sons, John Andrew O'Bryan and his wife Debbie of Ft.
Lauderdale and Thomas Rast and his wife Lisa of Telogia; three
grandchildren, Kyle and Devon O'Bryan and Fletcher Quinn
and his wife Janet and one great grandchild.
Services were held Sunday, July 13, from the Adams Funeral
Home Chapel in Bristol with Reverend Glenn Skinner officiating.
Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha.
Adams Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the

BLOUNTSTOWN John Lee Smart, 80, died Monday
morning, July 14, 2008 in Blountstown. He was born in Harper
County, Kansas and had lived in Blountstown since 2006,
coming from Albany, OR. He was a retired heavy equipment
mechanic and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Nevada McMahan.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Smart of Blountstown;
four sons, Boyd Herman Smart of Palm Bay, Douglas Lee
Smart of Corvallis, OR, Eric Dee Smart of Tangent, OR and
John Hathaway Smart of Sheridan, OR; two daughters, Cathlyn
Dell Minyard f Blouststown and Pamela Keren Andrews of
Vancouver, WA; iree brothers, Roy Smart of Selma, CA, Frank
Smart and Gene Smart of Roseburg, OR; one sister, Nadine
Ford of Klamath Falls, OR; along with 19 grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date in Oregon.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Blountstown
Health and Rehab Center, 16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown,
FL 32424.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the.

BLOUNTSTOWN Barbara Dekle Kent, 62, died
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 in Blountstown. She was born in
Marianna and had lived in Blountstown most of her life. She was
retired from the State of Florida, a member of the Blountstown
First Baptist Church and a past member of the Tallahassee Elks
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and
Imogene Dekle.
Survivors include her husband, John 'Buddy" Kent of
Blountstown; a son, John Kent of Blountstown; a daughter, Tara
Jackson and her husband Jay of Tallahassee; four grandchildren,
Patrick and Ashley Jackson and Saige and Kymberly Kent; and
very special friends Sherry West, Lori Bryant, Pam Rocco and
Mary Lou Holley.
Services were held Saturday, July 12 from the Adams Funeral
Home Chapel in Blountstown with Reverend Paul Smith
officiating. Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society
241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303 or the Covenant
Hospice 4440 Lafayette St Suite C, Marianna, FL 32446.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the

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world's worst weeds. It is rapidly
spreading across the Southeast, and
a University of Florida researcher
says it's already overtaken kudzu
as Florida's most obnoxious
Cogongrass first appeared in the
area around Grand Bay, Alabama.
The seeds escaped from packing
material sent from Japan in 1912.
It was intentionally introduced into
Mississippi as possible forage in
1921. Cogongrass was introduced
into Florida in the 1930s and 1940s
as potential forage and for soil
stabilization purposes. However, it
was soon clear that cogongrass was
of little economic (forage) benefit
and could become a serious pest.
Consequently, it was placed on the
noxious weed list, which prohibits
new plantings. Unfortunately,
cogongrass was spread by illegal
plantings and inadvertently
transported in forage and in soil
during roadway construction. It
does not survive in cultivated areas
but becomes established along
roadways, in forests and parks. It
is now found throughout Florida
from the panhandle region well
into south Florida.
A 2003 survey showed 1.5
million acres of cogongrass across
the Southeast, compared to 1
million acres of kudzu. Florida
has about a half-million acres of
Cogongrass is well-suited to its
role as an aggressive weed. It's a
perennial that can spread quickly.
It spreads by both wind-blown
seeds and underground creeping
rhizomes. The rhizomes can form
a very dense mat in the upper 6-8
inches of soil and may comprise
as much as 80% of the total plant
mass. It is the rhizome system
that makes this plant particularly
hard to control. Elimination of
aboveground portions of the plant
can be easily accomplished, but
if the rhizomes are not killed or
removed, rapid re-sprouting and
regrowth Will occur.
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appearance. The leaves usually
appear light green, with older
leaves becoming orange-brown in
color. It can range in size from 1
to 4 feet tall. Two'things will help
you identify this malicious weed.
First, each leaf has a prominent,
white mid-rib or vein that is
distinctly off-center, an unusual
characteristic. Secondly, when it
flowers, the seedhead looks like
the kid's toy-the rabbit foot.
Cogongrass thrives where fire is
regular occurrence. Researchers
believe recent wildfires in Florida
may make the problem worse,
because fires kill smaller trees
and plants, leaving lots of room
for cogongrass to move in and
take over.
Some Florida counties are
making a concerted effort to bring
everyone from government officials
to landowners to researchers
together to eradicate cogongrass.
Everyone must work together to
try to eradicate this invasive weed,
including homeowners who may
have a patch of cogongrass on

their property.
Cogongrass can be controlled,
but it takes an'integrated regimen
of mowing, coupled with repeated,
well-timed herbicide treatments.
Selective herbicide choices are
limited; research is continuing in
this area. In non-crop areas such
as rights-of-way and fence rows,
products such as glyphosate and
imazapyr (Arsenal) will give good
control. For more information
on how to control invasive
plant species, contact your local
Extension Service.
After achieving good control of
the cogongrass, you must introduce
desirable vegetation as quickly as
possible to prevent cogongrass
from re-infesting the area. Be sure
to choose species that colonize
rapidly and tolerate the residual
effects of your chosen herbicide.
Unfortunately, cogongrass may
eventually re-infest in spite of
control, so you must continue to
remove cogongrass and treat re-
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Celebrity bear moved to zoo

SA 375-pound black bear that
captured worldwide attention
when a wildlife biologist rescued
it from drowning during a capture
attempt will spend the rest of its
days in a zoo.
On July 7, less than two weeks
after the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) captured and relocated the
bear for the third time, the animal
turned up again in a residential
area at Horseshoe Beach in Dixie
County. The bear had traveled
110 miles from the spot where
the FWC had released it in the
Osceola National Forest.
At first, the bear's captors
did not realize it was the same
one that dashed into the water
when hit with a tranquilizer
dart at Alligator Point in June.
The bear, known to the FWC as
"Bear W007," probably would.
have drowned if FWC biologist
Adam Warwick had not pulled
the animal back to- shore during
the operation. A bystander's
photograph of the rescue ran ii
news media all over the world.
Tim Breault, director of the
FWC's Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation, said three
unsuccessful attempts to relocate
the bear to keep it away from
populated areas led officials to
conclude the bear cannot remain
in the wild.
"The bear has learned that
populated areas are an easy
source of food from garbage
cans, barbecue grills, pet food
and, in some cases, deliberate


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Conservation Commission
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hunters no-cost, three-hour
classes to help them prepare for
the Aug. 15 Nov. 1 statewide
alligator harvest. Reservations
are not required to attend a class.
Attendance is not mandatory
for licensed hunters, but the FWC
recommends that participants
attend, especially if they have not
previously hunted for alligators.
Class topics include preparing for
the hunt, hunting techniques and
safety, harvesting and processing,
caring for your alligator hide
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For directions, call
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alligator trapping "agent" permits
are available for $52. Agent
permits enable peimit holders to
assist a licensed trapper in taking
alligators but only in the presence
of that trapper.

feeding by residents," he said.
"The potential threat to human
safety from this bear is too great
to allow it to continue to venture
into populated areas. This is not
a pleasant decision for us to have
to inake, but it is what happens
when people feed bears or other
"The only alternative was to
euthanize the bear," Breault said,
so FWC officials contacted more
than 20 zoos and other qualified
facilities in a last-ditch effort to
find a home for the animal and
spare its life. All but one of the
facilities said they could not take
in such a large wild animal.
Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Inc.
agreed to take the bear last week.
They have made arrangements to

have the bear kept at the Hardee
County Animal Refuge.
The FWC receives roughly
2,000 calls regarding bears each
year. In cases where the bear does
not demonstrate aggression and
has wandered into a residential
area for the first time, the FWC
usually captures and relocates
the animal to a remote area. In
about half the cases, the relocated
bear turns up in a residential area
again, and in about a third of the
cases, the bear visits populated
areas repeatedly.
"These captures are potentially
dangerous for the bear and for our
staff," Breault said, "but we try
to give them a chance to remain
in the wild before we have to
make the decision to have them
permanently removed or put them
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An Internship course will
meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through .
Dec.: 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost
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registration Bachelor's program
NA-Chipola College will hold a special earlyregistration
7 for the college's Bachelor's Degree programs.
o register, students must be admitted to one of Chipola's
degrees programs in Math and, Science Education,
Education, Exceptional Student Education, BS in Nursing

in the Critical Teacher Shortage areas of Mathematics
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continually pursue organizational excellence.
To serve the citizens efficiently in a timely
manner, assisting each individual with their
personal and business needs. To continue to
be good stewards of the tax payers dollars
and to accurately collect and distribute rev-
enue to the taxing authorities.

* Served as a Certified Florida Tax Collector
since 2005 collecting, disbursing and manag-
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* I worked in the main tag and title office 13
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Candle lantern set, eight 6' free
standing lanterns, four single lan-
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each made with wrought iron
stands and brackets, wood pole,
lantern boxes are black metal with
glass, use anywhere, photo avail-
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white, $5. Call 762-3881. 7-16,7-23

Set of wedding rings, paid $200,
asking $50; Paula Young wig, paid
$75, will take $25. Call 379-3002
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Parts for T.V. and radio, $50; ceil-
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7-9, 7-16

Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler,
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works great, $90 or best offer. Call
643-3370. 7-9, 7-16

Camo rug, 5'x7', $20; camo tent
for twin bed, $15. Call 643-2812.
7-9, 7-16

Dryer, like new, $75 or best offer.
Call 643-7522. 7-9,7-16

Pecan wood, on ground, cut and
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Fisher Price infant activity mat,
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Lounge chaiL, $15. Call
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Living room suite, three piece,
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King size Serta bed, used, box
springs; retail is around $800 to
$1,000, asking $150; light brown
dresser, with mirror, two night
stands, asking $150 or best offer.
Call 447-1370. 7-16,7-23

King size water bed, foundation
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sell or trade. Call 510-0932 or
379-8276. 7-16,7-23

Armoire, cherry color, $600. Call
643-9254. 7-16,7-23

Outdoor furniture set, wrought
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762-8586. 7-9,7-16

Entertainment center, holds up
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Entertainment center, $25 or best
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Small dresser, with mirror, old,
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Love seat, used two months, al-
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Ladies ankle boots, size 11,
new, $20; sun dress, XL, $5. Call
674-3264. 7-16,7-23

.Cinderella wedding dress, strap-
less, size four, bead work all over
with slip, $100. Call 447-1370.


1997 Saturn SL2, runs good,
clean, good mpg, five speed,
$2,500. Call 643-9193. 7-16,7-23

2004 Lincoln Town Car, Signa-
ture Series, leather, power win-
dows and locks, CD and cassette,
loaded, very nice car, excellent
condition, 52K miles, extended
power train warranty (transfer-
able.) Call 379-3928. 7-1.6,7-23

2000 Cadillac Catera, 62k miles,
runs good, clean, good mpg,
$5,500. Call 643-7002. 7-16,7-23
1995 Mazda, $1,000; 1979 Buick
Riviera, $1,800. Call 674-9279.
7-9, 7-16

between a real commitment and a shal-
low promise made in haste.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
If you point out what people are do-
ing right at work rather than how they
are messing'up, the team will become
more efficient, Virgo. You will benefit
from this situation.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Libia, the world becomes an easy place
in which to live this week. Throw aside
your inhibitions and bask in your good
fortune. Also enjoy some moments of
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Believe it or not, Scorpio, you have a
choice in the way you react to the at-
titude and actions of someone else.
Don't let others' sour moods ruin your
day or your week.
Someone has been singing your praises,
Sagittarius unbeknownst to you. This
person is letting others know how well
you've done your job and how you're
a real.asset.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, ease up on the people
around you. You are coming across as
too harsh with the things you simply

1994 Ford Thunderbird, $1,000
or best offer. Call 643-7522.7-9,7-16
1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville,
great condition, needs A/C work,
$2,000 or with A/C repaired,
$2,500. Call 674-7138 or 899-0269
leave message. UFN

1990 Cadillac Seville, brand
new transmission, four new tires,
asking $800 or best offer. Call
643-7451. 6-25,7-2

1988 International semi, $4,000.
Call 933-8861. 7-16,7-23

'81 Toyota pick-up, good parts
truck, $250. Call 762-8044 at night
or 272-8698 and leave message.

1993 GMC, very plush,will take
best offer. Call 674-3264. 7-9,7-16
'92 F-250, work truck, has alumi-
num ladder rack custom built, step
ladders and extension ladders,
$1,200. Call 674-8010. 7-9,7-16

1991 GMC Jimmy, 4x4, 6.2 die-
sel, 4 in lift, aluminum wheels,
12x36, radial swampers, PS, PB,
AC, auto, AM/FM, CD, $5,500 or
best offer. 7-9T.7-23


1995 Mazda MX3, 30 to 35 mpg, 1987 Plymouth van, $700. Call
$2,000. Call 819-9300 for details. 674-3012. 7-16,7-23



1995 Ford Ranger, good con-
dition, runs good, $2,000. Call
237-1530. 7-16,7-23

1985 Dodge Ram, 4x4, 440 hp,
fast, $3,500. Call 379-3445.
7-16, 7-23

1998 Dodge Dakota, V6, extend-
-ed cab, $3,500 or best offer. Call
447-4343. 7-16,7-23

2003 Chevrolet Silverado Z-71,
oft road package, four wheel drive,
pick-up truck, extended cab, excel-
lent condition, asking $9,000. For
more information, call 643-8590.
7-16, 7-23

1995 Chevy S-10, extended cab,
2WD, 2.2 liter, five speed, recent
work done, $2,500 or best offer.
Call 762-9708 after 5:30 p.m.
7-16, 7-23

cannot tolerate. Tone down the drama and
be more supportive.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, right now you are in a good po-
sition to make a connection with someone
who had previously been an adversary. Ex-
tend a hand and put aside your differences.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
If you don't gather up all of your facts, Pi-
sces, someone could end up looking like
a fool on Tuesday. That person could be

1994 Toyota 4-Runner, 4x4, runs
good, $5,000 or best offer. Call
762-8044 at night or 272-8698
and leave message._ 7-16,7-23

1998 Jeep Cherokee, everything
but cruise control, really good con-
dition, runs very well, automatic,
$3,500. Call 674-7138 or 899-0269
leave message. UFN



Mustang tail light covers, clear,
fits '99-'04 model, $150. Call
643-5011. 7-16, 7-23

Fiberglass camper shell, for
small truck, $125. Call 674-3012.
7-16, 7-23

Chevy motor and transmission,
big block 454, turbo 400 transmis-
sion, $1,000. CaH 227-4881 or
227-4298. 7-16,7-23


In Bristol
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 11/2 bath

In Blountstown
*1-room efficiency,
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.

Phone 643-7740


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

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




Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-

ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 570-0222

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Pro speaker box, for two 12s, fits
'99 and up Chevy 1500, $100. Call
762-9708 after 5:30 p.m. 7-16,7-23

Transmission for 1987 Toyota
4x4, $600. Call 510-3689. 7-16,7-23

15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, fits Jeep, $150. Call 899-0269
or 674-7138 leave message. UFN


Remington Express, 12ga, in box,
never fired, $300; Behelli Super-
Nova, 12ga, never fired, in Bristol,
$400. Call 443-2422. 7-16,7-23

.44 Ruger Redhawk, brand new,
with box of bullets, been shot only
seven times, nickel plated. Call
510-3689. 7-16,7-23

Bike, 26" Mountain Storm, ten
speeds, for boys, $50; 26"fast track
twelve speed girl's bike, $50. Call
762-3881. 7-16, 7-23

Stamina Recumbent exercise
bike, semi-reclined sitting position,
electronic monitor that charts time,
speed, distance and calories, with
heart monitor, like new, $75. Call
639-4824 leave message. UFN

Pool table, 3/4 size, $100 or best
offer; universal weight set, $25. Call
762-8586. 7-9,7-16

$160 2pc Queen Plushtop
Mattress Set. New in plastic
with warranty. Can deliver.
$279 New Queen Orthope-
dic.Pillowtop Mattress Set
in Sealed Plastic, Warranty.
Can Deliver. 222-9879.
LOVESEAT. NEW, lifetime
warranty, sacrifice $799. (de-
livery avail). 545-7112.
5-pc Bedroom Set. Brand
new in boxes $449. Can de-
liver. 425-8374.
9-pc Cherry Dining Room
Set- New in boxes. $799 (de-
livery available). 222-7783.
NEW Memory Foam Queen
Mattress Set in plastic. $399.
All NEW Pillowtop King
Mattress Set. W/ Warranty.
$299. 425-8374. Can deliver.
BRAND NEW Full Mattress
set, $125/Twin set $100 with
warranty. 425-8374.
CHERRY Sleigh Bed with
NEW Mattress set $370.
Can deliver. 545-7112.



To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.

Manual treadmill. Call 674-8281
or 674-1767. 7-9, 7-16
Ab-lounge, $40. Call 379-3965.
7-9, 7-16



Polaris 500 four wheeler,
4WD, runs good, $2,000. Call
762-8000. 7-16,7-23
TTR 125LE dirt bike, bought in De-
cemberof 2006, in great condition,
$1,600; ATV/MX MSR boot, size
eight, new, $100; Thor helmet, XS,
pink/white/black, new, $100; 2001
TRX400EXATV, needs new piston,
$500. Call 643-9254. 7-16,7-23
Two motorcycles to trade. Call
674-3264. 7-9,7-16
Go-kart parts, new engine and
wheels. Call 674-8010 for price.

Suzuki ATV LT 250R, excellent
condition, $2,500. Call 447-0334.
7-9, 7-16

2006 Harley Davidson Road
King, one owner, black, less
than 100 miles, paid $17,250,
sell for $14,500. Call 674-4364 or
643-7796. 5-14T.7-23

In Hosford on Hwy. 65
just before you cross the
railroad tracks at Lowrey.
Call (850) 627-8287
between 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Mon. Fri. and Sat. & Sun.
between 9 a.m. 9 p.m.
+ 4

2007 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit,
windshield, highway bars, back
rest, luggage rack, like new, under
warranty, $5,500. Call 899-0269 or
674-7138 leave message. UFN


1993 20' pontoon boat, very good
shape, $4,500. Call 227-4881 or
227-4298. 7-16,7-23

200017' Bass Tracker, 75 hp Mer-
cury, galvanized, trailer, $4,875.
Call 762-3686. 7-16, 7-23

Kohler motor, 16.5 hp, $125. Call
643-1459 or 643-1514. 7-16,7-23

Two 14' boats, with motors and
trailers, for fishing or pleasure,
need to sell, in Bristol, make offer.
Call 443-2422. 7-16,7-23

Suzuki boat motor, 1994 or 1995,
oil injected, good condition, $800.
Call 827-2810. 7-16,7-23

14' wooden boat, with trailer and 6
hp Evinrude motor. Call 668-2711.
7-9, 7-16


2003 Keystone Hornet Super-
slide, 27', loan value $13,000,
sell for $11,500 or best offer. Call
674-1305 7-16,7-23

RV, $4,000 or best offer. Call
674-9279. 7-9, 7-16

S Puppies
S $150
Call 674-3011 or 643-1964
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Pop-up travel camper, 2004 Fleet-
wood, sleeps six, A/C, heat, $4,000.
Call 447-0334. 7-9,7-16



1950 Ford 8N tractor, $25

Riding lawn mower,
Craftsman, $150. Call 64
or 643-1514.

Ryobi weed eater,, two
ent string heads, used twi
year warranty, bought in
of 2007, have all paper wo
$105, asking $65. Call 674

Riding lawn mower, 1
Poulan brand, 36" cut, gre
edition, $300 or best offi

Trailer, for hauling big
bales, 18' long, 8' wide, 1
sides, four six ply tires,
brakes on one of the axle
trol for brakes is included,
Call 674-5985.

Log trailer, Pitts brand,
Call 933-8861.

Deep toolbox, open lid,
hind cab, fits full size trucl
4' side toolbox, mounts
size truck, $125. Call 674-


Double wide mobile home
three bed/two bath, 28x65,(
fireplace, must be moved, $
Call 762-2320.



00. Call
7-16, 7-23

7-16, 7-23

ce, two

Mobile home, four bed room, two
bath, with one acre of land in Hos-
ford-Telogia area, $65,000; mobile
home, two bed room, one bath, with
one acre of land in Hoslord-Telogia
area, $28,000. Call 379-3445.

Two mobile homes, 12x60, older
models, for storage or partial rebuild,
no title, $2,500 for one and $2,000
for the other. Call 597-6620.7-9,7-16

One acre of land, Ashley Shiver
Road, between Altha and Blount-
stown, $25,000. Call 674-7138.
7-9, 7-16

Mobile home, two bed, two bath,
14'x70', furnished with all appli-
andes, $7,500. Call 557-0537.
7-9, 7-16

1.4 acre lot in Hosford. Call
643-7326. 6-18T. 7-16

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


rk, paid Two dogs, free to good home,
.-5026. seven to eight months old, Bull-
7-16,7-23 dog mix. Not good with cats. Call
674-3348 leave message. 7-16,7-23
7.5 hp,
eat con- Jack Rat, free to good home,three
er. Call years old, female, good with chil-
7-1, dren. Call 762-8657 or 272-1982.
7-16, 7-62
7-16, 7-23
18" high Five kittens, free to a good home,
electricsix weeks old, different colors.
Please call 643-2396. 7-16, 7-23
es, con-
$16,-23 Three kittens, two black, one
white, free to good home; three
$1,500. poodle-chihuahua mix, free to
167- good home. Call 643-2168.
7-16, 7-2316,7-23

fits be- Doberman pincher, free to good
k, $175; home, gentle, great with kids. Call
on full 557-7141 and leave message.
3021 or 7-9,7-16
Poodle, one and a half years old,
male had shots, $100 or best of-
fer; Dachshund, had shots, three-
NDL) year-old, female, $80 or best of-
fer; Dachshund-Chihuahua- mix,
six months old, had shots, male,
e, 1998, approximately five pounds, $80
denwith or best offer; Chihuahua, three-
19,500. month-old male, had shots, $80 or
7-16, 7-23 best offer. Call 762-8566. 7-9,7-16


parts. Call
7-9, 7-16

2 bedroom, 1 bath.
new carpet and vinyl
Please call 447-1533


3 bedroom, 2 bath

with carport on 1/2 acre

$105 000 Includes refrigerator, stove,
dishwasher and microwave
$110,000 with garage

Payments starting as low as

$47215 month*

Call today for more information

Call 674-3002 or 674-9111
* with H.O.P. Assistance & 30 year mortgage @ 6% and approved credit.

11003 Hwy. 20, Bristol (850) 643-3289
* NEAL SUBD. 3/1 brick, good beginner house w/fenced lot, asking only $119000.
* ORANGE Need plenty of room? This 5 br., 2 1/2 ba. house has it all, 1.4 ac.
lot w/fruit trees, BIG grape arbor, .garden area, out buildings, near the forest and
* FAIRCLOTH RD.- 3 acs. w/shop plus a nice 3 br. brick house, fireplace, new cab-
inets and more, just like being in the country! Below appraisal, only $142,900.
* HWY. 333 You won't believe how nice this 3/2 brick/vinyl turned out, totally
remodeled, everything new, one ac. fenced lot w/shop, asking $139,000.
* BRISTOL INVESTMENT. (2) Trailers w/out buildings on a .67 ac: fenced lot.
GREAT location. LET'S TALK!
* NEAR HIGH SCHOOL 5/2 home with over 2,000 sq. ft. of living area, good
family home near school, asking $175,000.
We have several other listings and more coming in weekly on most
all types of properties, WE APPRECIATE YOU WORKING WITH US!


Golden Retriever, three years
old, has been spayed, great with
children. Call 643-8199. 7-9,7-16

Cats: two cats, two kittens, and
two six-month-old male cats, long
haired, free to good home. Call
643-3335. 7-9,7-16


Wanted: twin bed and chest of
drawers for little girl, reasonably
priced or free. Call 597-6620.
7-16, 7-23

Wanted: to buy a .357 Magnum.
Call 643-5486. 7-9, 7-16

"Wanted: Will give $60 to $80 for
the bodies of junk autos and $125
for full bodies of junk autos. Call
Jimmy Dawson at 850-544-3478.
7-2T. 9-10

Wanted: We buy junk cars, trucks,
batteries and salvage. We pay top
dollar. Call 643-5791 or 447-2215
ask for Hubert. 2-20T7-30

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

3 bedroom, 2 bath
14 x 70 mobile home
1/2 acre lot w/ 12 x 40 add-on-
$35,000 A

In Scott's Ferry, private dead-end
road, bordering St. Joe Forest w/
spring-fed creek on property.
Walking distance to Chipola River.
W j a: a s s.7 a

Found: kitten, found on Baker
Street near Jamie's Auto Re-
pair, found Monday, July 7. Call
643-3821. 7-16, 7-23
Lost: seven month old beagle/
walker mix, white with black and
tan markings, last seen on Joe
Chasen Circle in Bristol. Call
545-4922. 7-16,7-23


Moving sale, Saturday, July 19,
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 21063 NE Bir-
lington Road in Hosford, rain or
shine, everything must go. Call
379-8056. 7-16
Yard sale, begins at 8 a.m. (ET),
Saturday, July 19, at 13011 NW
Central Ave, directly behind
Chevron in Bristol, baby boy
Clothes, bassinet, swing, dishes,
books, and other miscellaneous
items. For more information, call
643-2574. 7-16
Huge yard sale, Friday through
Sunday, July 25-27, starting at 7
a.m., 22429 NW Lake McKinzie
Blvd in Altha, dishes, glassware,
some furniture, appliances, col-
lectible dolls, rain or shine, and
much more. Call 762-8478.
7-16, 7-23

10167 NW Third St., Bristol, FL
Come take a look at this awe-
some deal! Price has been re-
duced AGAIN by .6,000. This
home has been tastefully re-
i .17- m--', .. ". modeled on the interior and
includes an in ground pool,
privacy fence, carport, 2 sheds
and much more!! We will have
this home open for display on
the date and time listed above
p as you may come and look
around'as well as obtain more
information on financing, etc.
This home is now listed for
$115,000. Call Holli Revell for
more information arid direc-
tions at 850-445-0828. OR you
can visit our Web site at WWW.
for more photos and details!
Holli Revell, Licensed R. E. Broker
Call 674-4622 or 445-0828

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.. TVs Stereos CDs
SMovies DVDs & more!
S'll HOURS: Tuesday thru Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 pm.
20707 Central Ave. East Blountstown 237-1555

h Everything in the store!
Open: Tuesday Saturday
9 a.m. 4 p.m.
or call 209-7933
for private appointment, anytime.

Hwy. 231 in Cottondale (Next to the Dollar Store)

4th Annual Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire Department

Registration Fee Per Person: $50 i m ta ame
Place: Bristol Boat Landing J H
Date: July 25th & July 26th 2 ,
Start Time: Friday, July 25'" at 5 p.m. (ET)
End Time: Saturday, July 26th at 1 p.m. (ET) An additional cash prize
__ of 1,000 will beawardec

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1st place Biggest Flathead:
2nd place 2nd Biggest:
3rd place 3rd Biggest:
4th place 4th Biggest:
5th place 5th Biggest:
Biggest non-flathead catfish:
Most flathead Ibs. per person:

$1,200 & trophy
600 & trophy
400 & trophy
300 & trophy
200 & trophy
S100 & trophy
100 & trophy



Awards Presentation Begins:
July 26'" at 1:15 p.m.


to the fisherman with the
.most combined pound-
age in the five (5) area
tournaments: 10th Annual
Florida Catfish Classic,
1st Dogwood Blossom, 4th
Annual Hosford-Telogia
Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, 7th Annual Liberty
County Senior Citi-
Szens Tournament
I and 4th Annual
Gaskin Park Tour-
. nament.

For a $2 donation per ticket you could have a chance to win $1,000
For a $1 donation per ticket you could have a chance to win Split the Pot

For further information call: Rudy Sumner (850) 643-4318, Marty Faircloth
(850) 643-7572, Larry Brown (850) 379-8177 or Ivey Kent (850) 379-8078.

New 1,100 sq. ft. home
under construction. 3
bedroom, 2 bath on
70'/210' lot on Oak Ave.
in Blountstown. Tile
and laminate flooring.
City utilities. Still time to
choose your colors. Ap-
prox. 90 days to com-
pletion. Up to 100% fi-
nancing with approved

Call 762-8185 or 653-5597





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The School Board of Liberty County is accepting appli-
cations for the following position for the 2008-2009 school
year. A complete certified application listing three (3) pro-
fessional references and resume is required. It will need to
be submitted in the Information and Opportunities section
of the online application at the LCSB Web site, www.lcs- Once in this area, follow the "step by step" di-
rections. Any computer with internet access can be used,
i.e. (Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School, etc.).
Those without computer access may come to the District
Administration office and complete your application. Assis-
tance will be provided, if needed. Reasonable accommo-
dations 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.
Location: Tolar School (Ten month position)
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational in-
SCertified by the State of Florida in appropriate area.
Must provide written references upon request from the
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $ 31,770 $54,117
Applications will be received from:
July 8 July 21, 2008
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to
race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital

The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applica-
tions for the following positions for the 2008-2009 school
year. A complete classified application listing three (3) pro- -
fessional references and resume is required. It will need to
be submitted in the Information and Opportunities section
of the online application at the LCSB Web site, http://www. Once in this area, follow the "step by step"
directions. Any computer with internet access can be used,
i.e. (Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School, etc.).
Those without computer access may come to the District
Administration office and complete your application. Assis-
tance will be provided, if needed. 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.
Location: Early Learning Center
(Ten month positions)
Must have an AA Degree or have passed the Para-Pro
Computer experience preferred
CDA Preferred
Must provide written references upon the request of
the Superintendent
START DATE: August 13, 2008
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $18,267 $22,287
Applications will be received from:
July 2 July 16, 2008
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to
race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital
7-9 & 7-16-08

One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St Sude 2,
Blountslown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE.
Service ChipolaWorkforce Board UFN

Full time office
position available
in Liberty County

for a non-smoking
employee with
Typing & computer
skills essential;
organizational skills
also needed.
Send resume and
two references to:
13642 NW
Pea Ridge Rd.,
Bristol, FL 32321.
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Accepting applications
for career.service correc-
tional RN's at Liberty Cl.
Shift available:
12a.m. 8 a.m.
Exceptional Health
Care Insurance.
Vested Retirement after
six years.
Comprehensive State
of Florida Benefit Pack-
Visit our Web site at for more
information, to apply on-
line, or contact:
Sally Mayo, SRNS Mayo.
or call (850) 643-2141.
Florida Department of
Corrections is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
Certain veterans and
spouses of veterans re-
ceive preference in em-
ployment by the state
provided by Chapter

Fax your JOB MARKET adver-
tisements to us at 643-3334, or
e-mail to:

FDOH receives
federal funding to
improve Florida's
public health
Surgeon GeneralAnaM. Viamonte
Ros M.D., MPH announced that
the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) has made
available over $55 million to
continue assisting Florida's public
health departments, hospitals and
other healthcare organizations.
These funds will strengthen
response efforts to public health
and medical emergencies as a
result of a terrorism attack or
naturally occurring event.
"In Florida, local communities
are the first to respond in a health
emergency," said Dr. Viamonfe
Ros. "These funds will continue
to enhance Florida's readiness
by increasing the capabilities
of county health departments,
hospitals and healthcare delivery
systems to respond to any public
health emergency."
The HHS funding is awarded
via two separate but interrelated
cooperative agreements. HHS'
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) is providing a
total of $32.9 million in funding
to Florida through the Public
Health Emergency Preparedness
cooperative agreement. The
HHS Assistant Secretary for
Preparedness and. Response is
also awarding $22.4 million to
Florida through the Hospital
Preparedness Program.
The CDC-provided funds are
intended to upgrade Florida's
public health departments'
preparedness and response to
all hazards and public health
emergencies including terrorism,
as well as pandemic influenza
and other naturally occurring
emergencies. These funds will be
used to meet goals that include:
Integrating public health
and public and private medical
capabilities with otherfirst responder
*Addressing thepublic health and
medical needs of at-risk individuals
(such as children or people with
chronic medical disorders) in the
event ofa public health emergency
Assuring coordination among
state, local and tribal planning,
preparedness and response
The funds awarded by the
HHS Assistant Secretary for
Preparedness and Response
will be used to improve the
readiness of hospitals and other
healthcare organizations in
their jurisdictions. The goal
is to strengthen medical surge
capability in Florida. Recipients
will use the funds to finalize
development or improve:
Interoperable communication
Systems to track available
hospital beds
*Advance registration ofvolunteer
health professionals
Processes for hospital
evacuations or sheltering-in-place
Processes for fatality
Strengthening healthcare
partnerships at the community level

The School Board of Liberty County is accepting appli-
cations for the following position for the 2008-2009 school
year. A complete certified application listing three (3) pro-
fessional references and resume is required. It will need
to be submitted in the Information and Opportunities sec-
tion of the online application at the LCSB Web site, www. Once in this area, follow the "step by step"
directions. Any computer with internet access can be
used, i.e. (Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School,
Those without computer access may come to the District
Administration office and complete your application. Assis-
tance will be provided, if needed. 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.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational
Certified by the State of Florida in the appropriate area
Must provide written references upon request of the
START DATE: August 13, 2008
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $31,770 $54,117
Applications will be received from:
July 2- July 16, 2008
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to
race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital
status. 7-9 ,&7-16



Case No. 07-46-CA

pursuant to a Final Judgement of
Foreclosure dated March 20, 2008,
and Order on Request to Withdraw
Bid dated July 1, 2008, entered in
Civil Action No. 07-46-CA of the
Circuit Court of the Second Judicial
Circuit in and for Liberty County,
Florida, wherein the parties were
the Plaintiff, THE BANK OF JACK-
SON COUNTY, and the Defendant,
CAROL WILSON, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, at
11 a.m. (ET) on the 5th day of Au-
gust, 2008 at the front door of the
Liberty County Courthouse, -Bris-
tol, Florida, the following-described
real property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure:
Commence at a rod and cap
marking the Southwest Corner of
Block "34' of the Tow. of Suma-
tra lying in Section 9, Township
5 South, Range 7 West, Liberty
County, Florida, said point also ly-
ing on the Northerly right of way of
8th street; thence run South 05 de-
grees 11 minutes 27 seconds East
80.08 feet to a rod and cap lying on
the Southerly right of way said 8th
Street; thence run along said right
of way South 84 degrees 51 min-
utes 50 seconds West 260.47 feet
to a rod and cap marking the inter-
section of said right of way with the
Easterly right of way of the Apala-
chicola Northern Railroad; thence
leaving said Southerly right of way
run along said Easterly right of way

South 05 degrees 02 minutes 37
seconds East 1101.95 feet to a rod
and cap; thence leaving said right
of way run North 84 degrees 35
minutes 55 seconds East 325.01
feet to a rod and cap lying on the
centerline of a 60 food wide road-
way easement; thence continue
along said centerline North 84 de-
grees 35 minutes 55 seconds East
162.50 feet to rod and cap for the
and leaving said centerline run
South 05 degrees 02 minutes 37
seconds East 268.07 feet to a rod
and cap; thence North 84 degrees
35 minutes 55 seconds East 162.50
feet to a rod and cap; thence North
05 degrees 02 minutes 37 seconds
West 268.07 feet to a point lying
on the centerline of a 60 food wide
roadway easement; thence run
along said centerline South 84 de-
grees 35 minutes 55 seconds West
162.50 feet to the POINT OF BE-
Subject to a 60 foot wide road-
way easement lying over and
across the Northerly 30 feet de-
scribed thereof.
Together with a 2000 28 foot by
70 foot Grand Manor mobile home,
The successful bidder at the sale
will be required to place the requi-
site state documentary stamps on
the Certificate of Title *
Dated this 2nd day of July,

Clerk of Court
Liberty County, Florida
By: V. Summers, DC
As Deputy Clerk

Frank A. Baker, Attorney
4431 Lafayette Street
Marianna, FL 32446

7-9 & 7-16


will receive bids in-the Clerk's Of-
fice, Liberty County Courthouse, by
5:00 p.m., (ET), on Tuesday, Au-
gust 5, 2008.
A Bid Committee designated by
the Board of County Commission-
ers shall publicly open and review
all bids, and recommend to the
County Commissioners the low-
est responsible bidder meeting the
All Bid Specifications may be
obtained from the Clerk of Court's
Office in.the Courthouse at 10818
NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida.
The County reserves the right to
reject any and all bids, and to ac-
cept the bid the Commission deems
to be in the best interest of the
County. Decisions on bid awards
will normally be made within fifteen
days from the date of opening.
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners


CASE NO. 2008-CA-50









WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners and the Supervisor of Elections Office
have received many prior complaints of aggressive campaign workers in the voting poll.
locations; and

WHEREAS, when multiple campaign workers are located at the voting poll locations it
clogs the parking lot areas, walk-thru areas, and decreases the accessibility of the voting
poll locations; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners desires that all Liberty County voting
poll locations be easily accessible to all voters and free from conflict.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of
Liberty County, Florida, as follows:

1. That the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners encourages and
supports all candidates for public office and all campaign workers to please refrain from
congregating and working the voting poll locations to allow for better accessibility for

PASSED by the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, this
/c l day of June, 2008.

Liberty County Board of County Commissioners


ROBERT HILL, fierk of Court


pliant for Foreclosure has been filed
against you and others, regarding
the following property in Liberty
County, Florida:
Lot 8, of Summerwind, according
to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book A, Page 65, of the
Public Records of Liberty Coun-
ty, Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Daniel E. Manausa, Esquire, Smith,
Thompson, Shaw & Manausa, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorneys, 3520 Thomas-
ville Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee,
Florida 32309-3469, no more than
thirty (30) days from the first publi-
cation date of this notice of action,
and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be.entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or peti-

DATED this 7th day July, 2008.

Robert Hill
Clerk of the Court
BY: Vanell Summers
As Deputy Clerk

Smith, Thompson, Shaw & Manausa,
3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32309-3469
7-16 7-23


CASE NO.: 08-73-CA






pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure After Default and for
Attorney's Fees and Costs entered-
in the above-styled cause on July
9, 2008, in the Circuit Court of Cal-
houn County, Florida, I will sell the
property situate in Calhoun County,
Florida, described more fully below,
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at'the Cal-
houn County Courthouse, 20859
Central Avenue East, Blountstown,
Calhoun County, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. (C.S.T.) on August 7, 2008.
All that certain property situated
in the County of Calhoun, and the
State of Florida, being described as

Lots 3 and 4, Block 10, M.L. Rich-
ards Plat to the Town of Altha, Flor-

Along with double-wide mobile
home: 1999 Cavalier Buchanner
ALBUS27890A & ALBUS27890B



DATED this 9th day of July; 2008.

Clerk of Court, Calhoun County, Flor-


If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Court, Calhoun County Court-
house, 20859 Central Avenue-East,
Room 130, Blountstown, Florida
32424, (850) 674-4545, within two
(2) workings days of your receipt of
this document. 7-18-&7-23

USDA- Forest Service -
Apalachicola National Forest
Apalachicola Ranger District
Liberty County, Florida
Smokehouse KV Project
The Forest Service is propos-
ing to reconstruct 0.8 mile of Forest
Road (FR) 150-A, obliterate a forest
non-system road, and girdle pine
trees in five sensitive areas. These
actions are needed to protect soil
and water degradation and to im-
prove threatened and endangered
(T&E) species habitat. The pro-
posed actions are located in Sec-
tions 23, 24, 25, and 35 of Town-
ship 2 South (T2S), Range 8 West
(R4W), of Liberty County, Florida.
We are soliciting your comments on
these proposals.
These actions are also neces-
sary to implement the forest plan
direction and to move to the desired
future condition as described in the
Forest Plan. The specialists have
begun evaluating the proposed ac-
tions. The Forest Service antici-
pates that one or more Categorical
Exclusion(s) would be issued to
document these actions.
Pursuant to 36 CFR 215.5, the
District Ranger, Marcus Beard; is
seeking comments on this proposal.
Comments need to be as specific as
possible and must be postmarked
or received within 30 days after this
publication. Oral or hand-delivered
comments must be received within
our normal business hours of 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thurs-
day and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on
Friday, closed on federal holidays.
Comments may be mailed elec-
tronically to our office, in a common
digital format, at comments-south-
Written comments on these propos-
als should be sent to: District Rang-
er, P.O. Box 579, Bristol, FL 32321.
For more information on theses pro-
posals contact Chandra Roberts at
(850) 926-3561.

1st Public Hearing Notice
Liberty County is considering
applying to the Florida Department
of Community Affairs (DCA) for a
Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) of up to
$600,000.00. These funds must be
used for one of the following pur-
1.To benefit low and moderate
income persons;
2.To aid in the prevention or
elimination of slums or blight; or
3.To meet other community de-
velopment needs of recent origin
having a particular urgency because
existing conditions pose a serious
and immediate threat to the health
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visiting teachers in the field, encouraging them and observing their
"It's exciting to see those 'Aha!' moments when the teachers
really start to understand what scientific inquiry is all about," Gilmer
said. "They begin to appreciate that it's a process of observing,
gathering data, analyzing that data and discussing it with others to
arrive at conclusions. I'm seeing teachers become more energized,
more capable and more innovative in their approach to science
education, and I believe their students will benefit from the teachers'
Stacey Frakes is one of those teachers. Her fieldwork has involved
assisting the Florida Natural Areas Inventory in performing a survey
of butterfly populations at Tallahassee's Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.
The hands-on approach to science is one that she is eager to share with
her students at Madison County Central School in Madison.
"I tend to want to give my students all the answers they need to
complete a worksheet or a lab, but I am learning that if I just point
them in the right direction, they will be able to do some amazing
things," Frakes said. "I am learning to let go and wait patiently for
those teachable moments. My ability to teach science has been greatly
enhanced by this experience."
Another teacher gaining valuable experience is Laura Quisenberry,
who-taught science to W.R. Tolar School in Bristol,
last year.-Her Sc:iii studies have taken her to St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge in Franklin County,.where she assisted scientists
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in monitoring wildlife on
the pristine barrier island. Quisenberry's work included using GPS to
identify and mark nests of loggerhead sea turtle eggs buried along the
beach and using telemetry technology to locate and track a breeding
colony of red wolves.
"This experience has broadened my understanding of inquiry-
based learning in that we have been able to engage in the inquiry
process ourselves," she said. "We essentially went into the field with
an open mind and without the expectation of a certain outcome from
our research, An understanding of this process is what I plan to take
to my classroom. I hope to teach my students that outcomes may not
always be as predicted."
Gilmer said that the initial focus of the Sc:iii initiative has been.on
helping science teachers who need it the most -- teachers from small,
poorer counties of Northwest Florida that don't have a lot of resources
to show students how critical science is to their everyday lives.
The teachers' experiences and reflections of the program will be
included in a monograph edited by Gilmer and a colleague, Kate
Calvin. In addition, PAEC is filming a one-hour documentary of
the program to capture the events taking place this year, the first in
which this breadth of grade levels and geographical locations are
For more information about Sc:iii, visit

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or welfare of the community and.
where other financial resources are
not available to meet such needs.
The categories of activities for
which these funds may be used,
are in the areas of housing, neigh-
borhood revitalization, commercial
revitalization, or economic devel-
opment and include such improve-
ment activities as acquisition of real
property, loans to private-for-profit
business, purchase of machinery
and equipment, construction of in-
frastructure, rehabilitation of hous-
es and commercial buildings, and
energy conservation. Additional in-
formation regarding the range of ac-
tivities that may be undertaken will
be provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at
least 70% of the funds must benefit
low and moderate income persons.
In developing an application for
submission to DCA, the Liberty
County Board of County Commis-
sioners must plan to minimize dis-
placement of persons as a result
of planned CDBG activities. In ad-
dition, the Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners is required
to develop a plan to assist displaced
A public hearing to receive citi-
zen views concerning the commu-
nity's economic and community de-
velopment needs will be held at the
Liberty County Courthouse on July

22nd, 2008 at 7:00 PM. For infor-
mation concerning the public hear-
ing contact Robert Hill at Liberty
County Courthouse, 10818 NW SR
20, (850) 643-5404.
The public hearing is being con-
ducted in a handicapped accessible
location. Any handicapped person
requiring an interpreter for the hear-
ing impaired or the visually impaired
should contact Robert Hill at Liberty
County Courthouse, 10818 NW SR
20, (850) 643-5404, at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting
and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person
wishing to attend the public hearing
should contact, at least five calen-
dar days prior to the meeting and a
language interpreter will be provid-
ed. To access Robert Hill at Liberty
County Courthouse, 10818 NW SR
20, (850) 643-5404 a Telecommu-
nication Device for Deaf Persons
(TDD) please call Robert Hill at
Liberty County Courthouse, 10818
NW SR 20, (850) 643-5404. Any
handicapped person requiring spe-
cial accommodation at this meeting
should contact Robert Hill at Liberty
County Courthouse, 10818 NW SR
20, (850) 643-5404, at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting.


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