PO Box 117007
Gainesvii F! 32611
Man charged with
and robbery during
Mossy Pond stay
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Sunday night campout turned violent for a woman
who reported that she was beaten, held against her
will and robbed by her boyfriend, who had just been
released after serving 21 days in the Bay County
The 41-year-old victim said she and Curtis Coleman
Burch, 43, who share a home in Southport, went
camping at Mossy Pond Landing in Calhoun County.
The woman said she had just received her Social
Security check of $410 on Saturday.
The couple set up camp at the site and cooked
supper. Both were drinking beer; she said Burch was
also taking prescription Xanax with his beer.
She said they were having a good evening but things
suddenly went sour when Burch decided it was time
to go home.
Burch was packing up the car when his girlfriend
urged him to be careful with the cooler. She reported
that he became enraged, hit her several times, knocked
her down and tried to strangle her by putting both
hands around her neck.
He then threw their tent and a charcoal grill into
See CAMPERS continued on page.34
Sleeping man arrested
after escaping capture.....2
Family altercation leads
to arrest ...........................2
Women admit to stealing
approx. $2,000 in change;
Victim attacks brother,
thinking he stole the
SVolume 28, Number 32 Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 "
Lightning strike sets home ablaze
in Sweetwater Community Friday
A lightning strike destroyed the
Sweetwater home of a Liberty County
couple Friday, gutting the single-story
wood frame structure. Firefighters
were called to 8577 Martin Luther
King Road around 2:15 p.m, and
arrived to find the residence in flames.
The house was occupied by Mr:
and Mrs. Archie Fletcher, who told a
deputy they tried to put out the fire
themselves but were overwhelmed
by the smoke. Neighbors reported
seeing lightning hit a huge oak tree
next to the home. The fire moved
from the burning tree into the home.
The couple received some assistance
from the Red Cross and are said to
be staying with relatives across the
street. Around 22 volunteers from the
Bristol, Rock Bluff and Hosford fire
departments responded to the call for
assistance. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
McCain's Straight Talk Express makes a stop in Panama
Presidential candidate John McCain is
shown giving a warm greeting to coun-
try singer John Rich as Florida Governor
Charlie Crist and Cindy McCain look on
during a stop in Panama City Friday. The
candidate spoke briefly after receiving a
warm welcome by supporters waving cam-
paign signs. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
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Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 Hospital Corner...9 Page to the Past...13
News from the Pews.... 12 Family Affair draws a big crowd...18 Obituaries...22 Classifieds...26& 27
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Sleeping man arrested after escaping
capture following attack on his family
A physical disturbance at a
Bristol home on July 26 ended
with the arrest of William Berry
Webb after he allegedly attacked
his mother, sister and brother and
then ran from a deputy, according
to a report from the Liberty
County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were called to the
Fourth Street Residence at 12:52
a.m., where they were told that
Webb who appeared to be
either intoxicated or under the
influence of something began
yelling and got into an altercation
with three family members.
Webb struck and pushed his
mother, which left her with, a
six-inch long open wound on her
left arm. He hit his sister, leaving
a red mark on her face.
He then grabbed his brother,
slammed him into a wall and
began choking him. The brother,
who received a laceration on
his right big toe from a broken
lamp, was able to pull away and
Webb ran from the home when
a patrol car pulled up.
Cpl. Todd-Wheetley deployed
his dog, Aldo, to track Webb and
followed him as he ran toward
Third Street but stopped when he
went through a yard with dogs.
Wheetley returned to his patrol
vehicle to continue searching for
Webb. Sometime after leaving
the residence, Wheetley received
a call that Webb had returned.
When the deputy got back to the
house, Webb had disappeared
Three days later, Wheetley got
a tip that Webb was back at the
Fourth Street residence. Webb
was found asleep in his room
around 10 p.m. and taken into
custody without incident.
Webb was charged with abuse
of a disabled adult, two counts
of domestic battery and resisting
Family altercation leads to one arrest
A family dispute Thursday
night resulted in the arrest of a
man for possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon and
The sheriff's office received
a call at 11 p.m. from a woman
who said her stepfather, mother
and boyfriend had become very
hostile when she returned to their
home at R.J.'s Trailer Park on
County Road 120. The woman,
who had a busted lower lip and
swollen left eye, said the three
got mad when she came home
and didn't bring them any "dope
from her friend's house."
According to the victim, after
she returned home and spoke with
her stepfather, Thomas Michael
Pruitt, he began throwing her
belongings in the yard and cursing
She said when she tried to
leave, her boyfriend, Jonathan
Derrick Jackson, came up to the
vehicle she was at and hit her
in the eye. She said she tried to
defend herselfby kicking him. He
then hit her in the mouth.
She said then Pruitt came out
with a gun, grabbed her by the
neck and threatened to kill her.
The woman then left on foot
and deputies later found her
walking west along State Road
Bristol teen charged with burglary, theft
A 19-year-old from Bristol has been charged with breaking into
a Blountstown building and taking blank weight tickets, which he
reportedly filled in with inflated amounts when he later sold scrap
Colton Bruce Anders was arrested July 25 and charged with
burglary of a structure and theft.
According to the report from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office,
Anders went into the Southland Milling Company building, located
at 21474 SE Coastal Drive, where a drawer was forced open and 34
blank weight tickets were taken.
Some of the stolen tickets were later used at Whitfield Steel Recycling
in Bristol, where investigators learned that Anders had exaggerated
When deputies arrived at
the home and knocked several
times, no one answered. The
victim's mother then arrived and
let officers in, where they found
Pruitt and Jackson lying on the
couch after refusing to open the
When asked what had
happened, Jackson told deputies,
"Nothing is wrong. I don't even
know why you all are even out
Pruitt denied having a weapon
and told deputies there were no
guns in the house because he is'a
During a search of the home,
Lt. Timothy Partridge found three
guns a .22 Ruger, a Mossberg
12-gauge and a New England
20-gauge. "At least you all had
a hard time finding them," Pruitt
Pruitt was arrested for
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon
and domestic battery. Derek was
charged with domestic battery.
CORRECTION: In last week's
ad announcing a cookout for
Canndidnat Dnnie Connvpers the
See BURGLARY continued on page 25 isteAug. -16 et sd have
listed as a FREE COOKOUT
*Lisa Jackson Burgett, FTA (times 2).
*Laura Kathleen Raffield, VOCC.
*Robert Charles Bland, burglary with battery,
aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
*Heather Georgette Snider, perjury, false re-
*Matthew Wade Thompson, perjury, false re-
*Donald Linton Davis, VOP.
*Walter Charles Harper, domestic battery
*Barbara Pouncy, resist without violence, do-
*Latasha Earrine Mathis Pouncy, FTA.
*Billy R. Pullam, VOP Leon Co. (times 2).
*Roosevelt Garrett Jr, aggravated battery.
*James Paul Tucker, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, possession of drug parapher-
nalia, DUI, refusal to submit.
*Carol Latisha Thomas, grand theft.
*Billy Cromer Jr, VOP, resisting without violence,
felony domestic battery.
*Coltorr Bruce Anders, theft of less than $300,
burglary of a structure.
*Charisma Tarussell Smith, battery.
*Timothy Alan Copeland, battery.
*Bernard Antonio Robinson, resisting arrest
*Travis James Luke, possession of less than
*Jessie Leon O'Bryan, felony battery.
*Richard Sterling Chason, DUI, possession less
than 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia.
*Jarrel Jones, no motorcycle license.
*Tremayne Tawan Paden, aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon, holding for CCSO.
*William Berry Webb, retail petty theft.
*Lisa Burgett, holding for CCSO.
*Heather C. Snider, holding for CCSO.
*Barbara Pouncy, holding for CCSO.
*Stacey Duggar, warrant.
*Dennis Allen, possession of a controlled sub-
stance, purchase of a controlled substance.
*Ronnie Hathaway, possession of a controlled
substance, purchase of a controlled substance.
*Michael Davis, possession of a controlled sub-
stance, purchase of a controlled substance.
*Gerald Abbott, DUI.
*Carol Thomas, hold for CCSO.
*Jonathan Derek Jackson, domestic battery.
*Thomas Michael Pruitt, possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon-firearm, domestic battery.
*Larry Goldin, grand theft.
Listingsinclude name followedbycharge andidentification ofarrestingagency. Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
SBlountstown Police Dept.
July 28 through August 3, 2008
Accidents............. 02 Traffic Citations..................03
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......97
Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Warrants issued for women stealing approx. $2,000 in
change; Victim stabs brother thinking he took the money
A Blountstown man was
charged with aggravated battery
after he stabbed his brother in the
belief he had stolen an estimated
$2,000 in change from his home,
according to a report from the
Blountstown Police Department
Officers say they discovered
the real culprits after following
up on a tip that led them to review
security video from Harvey's
grocery store showing two
women wheeling in a shopping
cart that held a pillowcase full
The women, identified as
Carol Litisha Thomas of Bristol
and Janita Densie Monlyn of
Blountstown, went to the store
to convert the change to bills at
the store's Coin Star machine but
found that it was out of order,
the police report stated. A third
woman, Meliekia P. Martin,
was also arrested for acting as a
lookout during the July 30 theft
from the Mayhaw Drive home of
Roosevelt Garrett Jr.
The police report recounted
the following chain of events:
Garrett called the police
department around 8:30 p.m.
last Wednesday to report that a
large amount of money had been
taken from his home. He said his
82-year-old grandmother was on
the premises when someone came
into the home.
As a BPD officer was en route
to the residence, he drove up on
two men struggling in the road
to find Roosevelt on top of his
brother, Curtis L. Garrett, and
holding a knife to his chest. When
the officer ordered Roosevelt
to step away, he complied. His
brother had a small puncture
wound to his chest that did not
require medical treatment.
Garrett stated he left home
around 7 p.m. and returned at
8:15 p.m. to notice that some
change he left on a bedside table
was missing. He then began
looking around his house and
discovered that a five-gallon glass
jar that had been filled with silver
dollars, two dollar bills and other
change was empty.
Moments later, he looked
outside and spotted his brother
pedaling his bicycle along Fern
Street. Garrett admitted that he lost
his temper and confronted Curtis,
who denied any involvement in
Garrett was charged with
aggravated battery in the stabbing
of his brother and taken to the
The next day, the BPD got an
anonymous tip that Thomas and
Molyn had taken the money and
tried to convert the change into
bills at the grocery store.
After looking at a security
video that showed the two
women entering the store with a
pillowcase of what appeared to be
change in the basket of a grocery
cart at 7:35 p.m., an officer went
to speak with the pair.
. He found Monlyn at her Boyd
Street residence and brought her
to the police department. There,
she admitted that she and Thomas
entered Garrett's home while
Martin waited outside to keep an
eye on things while they collected
Thomas and Martin both said
it was Monlyn's idea to go to the
residence and steal the money.
Thomas said after they were
unable to cash in the change at
the grocery store, they dropped
off Monlyn at her apartment
with the pillowcase full of coins.
Martin said Monlyn acted alone
in taking the money.
While Thomas was giving her
statement, officers found there
was an active warrant out for her
on a grand theft charge and took
her into custody.
Warrants are being issued for
the women. Monlyn and Thomas
will be charged with burglary of
an occupied dwelling and grand
theft. Martin is facing a charge
of principal to burglary of an
occupied dwelling and principal
to grand theft.
The change-filled pillowcase,
which weighed between 60 and
70 pounds, was turned over to
the police department. Officers
were unable to tell how much of
the money had been spent.
BPD Major Rodney Smith and Officers Warren Tanner and Calhoun County Sheriff's Deputy
John Sheetz are shown with the property they recently recovered.
Teens to be charged with dirt bike thefts
Charges of burglary and grand
theft are pending against two
Calhoun County boys who stole
a pair of dirt bikes that had
been parked under a carport at a
home on Charlie Johns Street in
The boys are 16 and 17.
According to the report from
Blountstown Police Department,
officers were investigating the
theft of a Yamaha 50 that had been
found at a Hinton Road home.
Officers talked with the person
in possession of the bike and were
told he had purchased it from a
juvenile a couple of days earlier.
After checking back with the
bike's owner, it was discovered
that a second dirt bike was missing.'
After a little more investigation,
officers were led to a home on
Man jailed for leaving woman with busted lip
When officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at
a River Street home Friday night, they arrived to find a woman with
a busted lip and a man running out the back door.
According to the deputy's report, the woman first stated that Billy
Comer Jr. had kicked in her door and started beating her. She later
amended that charge and acknowledged that Comer had spent the
night before the dispute.
When officers arrived, they heard someone running through the
house and saw Comer go out the back door. They yelled for him to
stop but he kept going and ran into the woods behind the house.
Officers set up a perimeter around the area and used a tracking dog
from Calhoun Correctional Institute to search for Comer, who was
located a short time later.
Comer, who already had an active warrant on a parole violation,
was charged with felony domestic battery and resisting arrest without
Watson Street in Altha where
a woman reported seeing two
boys on the bikes. She said she
believed the boys later sold the
bikes in Blountstown.
The officers spoke with several
other residents and learned that
the two boys in question had'been
seen riding all over the place on
the stolen bikes.
A juvenile who lives on
Mimosa Street was. found to be
in possession of the second bike
and told officers he had paid $45
for the Honda 50. The boy said
when he asked if the bike had
been stolen, the young seller
assured him it had not.
The investigation began when
officers were searching for a mini
dirt that had been taken from
underneath a porch on Church
Street. The bike, which was not
working, was found at the home
of one of the juveniles.
The bikes were turned over
to the police department. The
juveniles will be charged by
Blountstown Police Department arrest reports continued on page 33
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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 6, 2008 .
in Calhoun County
Volunteering provides a tw'o-fold
benefit, it helps the gix er and the receix er
Calhoun County current\ has lots of
volunteer needs and a %xide range of
positions to offer arid RSVP is looking
to recruit a few good indixtduals to fill
RSVP is a federal\ funded volunteer
program aimed at utilizing the skills
and life e\prinences of seniors to
address community needs volunteerss
receive free accident and personal
liabilit- insurance, training, placement,
recognition and a program newsletter,
but more importantly, the opportunity to
make a difference in someone's life.
According to Maranda Hartman.
RS\P volunteerr Coordinator for Calhoun
Count. "There are a lot of things people
can do in Calhoun County to help. \We
need volunteerss for special events, to
work with students, seniors, animals and
the community at large."
If you are interested in .olunteering.
please contact Maranda at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement at 674-2'777 or
643-7096 or e-mail at mhartianitr
ppsmuseum.org. Please come out and
help our community.
RSI P is lidei'ally nihl/ed Ih1 the
Corporation lOr ,\iiaumal Ser, t ic I alhi
sponsoi'ed Ioc a/lv h' El/er Care Sen'i 1 s.
a L m/ied li .4g.nr HL'
Guardian ad Litem training
session set for August 18
Jackson. Calhoun and Gulf counties
are in great need of strong, stable adults to
ser\e as Volunteer Advocates for abused
and neglected children.
Training to become a Guardian ad
Litem Volunteer is free and the volunteer
hours are minimal.
The next training session starts on the
evening of Aug. IS. Please call S50-747-
5 180 for more infoniation.
Schedule update for 2008
Bethune School Reunion
Due to the lack of response, the Meet
and Greet scheduled for Aug. 15 Bethune
School Reunion has been canceled. The
schedule for Aug. 1: is still the same.
If ,ou plan to attend, the money w ill
need to be turned in to the chairperson by
Aug t Please plan to be at the dock of
the "Lady Anderson Cruise Ship" no later
than o:30 p.nm iCTi on Auge 16.
Benefit dinner to be
held for Tucker family
A Mullet Dinnuer Benefit \% ill be held on
Friday Aug. S starting at II a im beside
the E\press Lane in Bristol for the Ttcket
family \ ho recently, lost every thing in a
Dinners will include mullet. cheese
grits, baked beans, hush puppies and
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* Rotary Club, noon. Calhoun-Liberly Hospilal
* Weight Loss Support Group. 1 30 p.m.. Shelton Park Library
* AA. 7 p m.. Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg east door, in Iront ol tail
* Magnolia VFD, 6 p.rr, Fire House
* Nettle Ridge FD, 7 p.m. Fire House
* Mossy Pond VFD 7 p.m., Fire House
* AA, 7 p.m.. basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Dance 6 12 p m.. American Legion Hall in BlounrtstOtn
Dine & Dance for Charity,
. ., 6 p.m., Jim's Buliel & Steakhouse in Marianna
'Kale'L Clri k
bdol fd SCu tof
^>wU~ J Scole
2 p.m., Central St. in Brislol
3 p.m. at the Kinard Community Center
Dance, 6 12pm. 4merican Legion Hall in Blountstotn
SUNAY AUUS 1
'Kairlin 5 a1 tr, 'Mbfiin/ Tilnltii
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a m Veierans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Keep Calhoun Co. Beautiful Inc. 9 a m board room ol the Calhoun Co
* Citizens Advisory Council for Big Bend Hospice 11 30 a m.
* Altha Boy Scouts. 5-30 p rn Aitnna Volunteer Fire Deparimeni
* Bristol City Council 6:30 p.m Cily Hall
* Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p m. Apalachee Reslaurant
* AA. 6 30 p.m., Liberty Co Courthouse iwevt side enlrani:ce
* Red Level Lodge #134 7 p.m., 5602 Alliance Rd Mananna
* Calhoun Co. School Board, 5 p m, Calhoun Cournhouse
* Liberty County School Board, 5 p.m Liberly Education and Administra-
tive Center in the Iibrary
* Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579 5 30-7 p m., W T Neal Civic
* Altha Town Council. 6 p.m. City Hall
* Blountstown City Council, 6 p m
* AA, 6 30 p m Liberty Co Courhnuse west side eniranr:ei
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p m Veierans Memorial Parl-, Civic Cenler
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S.. 7 p m Dixie Lodge
* Bristol Lions Club, 7 p m Apalachee Restaurant
* Bristol VFD, 7 30 p m Bristol Citly Hall
THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL
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TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334
Early Bird Rally
for Relay for Life
set for August 12
Calhoun Liberty Relay for Life would
like to inm ite all teams that ha%,e taken
part in the Rela\ the past 12 Iears to
ioin us for the Earl, Bird Rally on
Tuesday Aug. 12 at 6 p.m (C'TT
This exent is to highlight the
accomplishments of past Relay teams
and to celebrate The American Cancer
SocietN's 25th Annixersary in the fight
Bring, a friend and \our S1OI Team
registration fee for 2009. \\e .ill be
awarding lots of spirit points!!
Join us at the Old Bristol First Baptist
Church, located at 10922 SR 20. for lots
of food, fun and prizes!
Free fish fry, meet the
candidates in Kinard
Eer\Lone is in\lted to come and meet
the political candidates on Satnrda\. Aug.
9 at 3 p.m. in Kinard at the community
All state and local candidates are in-
, lted to attend.
The Kinard VFD v, ill be hosting a free
fish fr\ for everone Food \itll be served
at 5 p.m. Candidates .will speak at 6 p.m.
Ladies are in\ ited to bring their fa\or-
ite dessert and don't forget to bring \our
la wn chairs!
For more information contact Do\ le
Daniels at 630-501 1 or 71s-521Sx.
'Seniors in Bloom'
set for August 14
All senior citizens of Libertr County
ages 60-100+ \ears "Seniors in Bloom"
will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 6
p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park Cihic
We %ill be recognizing the oldest
male and female in attendance and pre-
senting them with a gift.
If transportation is needed please
contact Senior Citize n Associaton at
643-5690 b\ 3 p mn. Aug. II
Meeting date changed
for Liberty School Board
The regularly scheduled Libertm County
School Board meeting, original' set for
Aug. 12. has been changed to Aug 11 at
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
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AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
Former Chipola coach will
speak at 'Endless Summer'
MARIANNA-Bobby Pierce, head coach of the Troy University
Baseball team, is the special guest for Chipola's Endless Summer
Dinner/Dance set for Aug. 23 at the National Guard Armory.
The Marianna native is no stranger to Chipola. He was a star athlete
at Marianna high in the late 70s. Following his graduation as a star
outfielder at the University of Alabama in 1982, the then 23-year-old
became the youngest head coach in Florida junior college history
when he accepted the Chipola head coaching position.
In his first season, Chipola finished 41-15 and won the Florida
state championship. Chipola won four Panhandle Conference
championships, earned five state tournament berths, with one title,
and won 40 or more games four times under Pierce. His squads at
Chipola posted a 259-95 overall record.
After the 1989 season, Pierce returned to his alma mater as
Alabama's top assistant coach. After five seasons as an assistant
coach, Pierce was named the first head baseball coach in history at
the University ofAlabama-Huntsville. Pierce posted a 276-108 record
in seven seasons.
Pierce has served as head coach of the successful Troy program
since 2003. He led the Trojans to the 2006 Sunbelt championship and
an NCAA Regional Runner-up finish.
He has compiled a .702 winning percentage in 18 seasons of
Pierce is married to the former Kay Walls of Chipley. The couple
has three children Lance (21), a junior at Troy, Lauren (20), a
sophomore at Troy, and Logan (17), a junior in high school.
The Endless Summer event will reunite old Chipola friends
and alumni for a relaxing evening to benefit the college's athletic
The Ivey Brothers band will provide the perfect musical backdrop
for the occasion. They will be joined by The Villagers, another popular
Chipola band from the 1960's.
Tickets are $50 per person with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tables of
eight are available for $400. Local favorite Bobby Sims will prepare
his famous, mouth-watering barbecue for the dinner.
For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 850-7-18-2375.
7Y,// 7 ouna/./
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 6,2008
Well, the campaign's starting to get nasty. Have you
seen the new commercial? The McCain campaign
compares Barack Obama to Britney Spears and
Paris Hilton. And today, the Obama campaign
released an ad comparing John McCain to Zsa Zsa
Gabor and Bea Arthur. JAY LENO
The Department of Labor just announced that
unemployment hit a four-year high. Actually, it might
be higher than that. The guy doing the survey was
laid off. JIMMY KIMMEL
Barack Obama told Tom Brokaw the other day that
what he's looking for in a vice president is a person
who would tell him when they thought he was wrong.
Well, if that's the case, wouldn't Hillary be the best
candidate? JAY LENO
More bad news for air travelers. Earlier today, U.S.
Airways began charging passengers on its flights for
water. Even worse, the oxygen masks are now coin-
operated. CONAN O'BRIEN
Barack Obama also said someone who worked in the
Clinton White House told him how important it was
to have free time during the day to think. No offense,
but I don't think Bill Clinton was using his free time to
think. -JAY LENO
In a speech yesterday, Barack Obama said he's
distantly related to the famous 19th century gunslinger
Wild Bill Hickock. After hearing this, John McCain
said, "Big deal. I went to high school with him."
More video from last week's earthquake keeps
coming in. Today, they showed security camera
footage-of the earthquake hitting during a Los
Angeles City Council meeting. You could actually
see the lobbyists being shaken right out of the
councilmen's pockets. JAY LENO
San Francisco could become the first city in the nation
to ban the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies.
Yeah. So a guy can't buy cigarettes, but he can marry
the Marlboro Man. JAY LENO
Barack Obama announced that next month he wants
to spend a week on vacation in Hawaii. Yeah, after
hearing about it, President Bush said, "I can't believe
he's taking another trip to a foreign country."
Hey, have you heard about this group called Prayer
at the Pump? They're a prayer group that springs up,
and they go to gas stations and they hold hands and
they pray for lower gas prices. -Otherwise known as
the Bush energy plan. JAY LENO
In St. Louis, a church group is holding prayer
services bat gas stations asking God to lower fuel
prices. If the prayers work, the church will hold a
service at Starbucks. CONAN O'BRIEN
China says it's doing everything they can to help
clean up air pollution before the Olympics. And
they're taking this very seriously. In fact, they have
got every 6-year-old in the country working 24 hours
a day on the problem. JAY LENO
Barack Obama says that next month he's planning
on spending a week on vacation in Hawaii. When
he heard this, President Bush said, "Pace yourself,
because once you become president, the vacations
start coming fast and furious." CONAN O'BRIEN
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A snarky presidential campaign
Are we electing a president of the /
United States or the president of a high
school senior class? The political silly 0
season is upon us, and the presidential
campaign is turning out to be a contest in Jerry Cox is
superficiality. As I listen to the charges officerandwrite
and countercharges from the two candi- background
dates, I'm reminded of two kids on the foreign policy
playground exchanging taunts and ob-
As I listen to and watch the political talking heads
on television endlessly chatter about McCain defining
Obama, the race card and which candidate is leading in
the polls, my impression is that this is the most superficial
presidential campaign ever, and the news media is aiding
and abetting in this presidential experiment in triteness.
The news media could end this silliness by not re-
porting the exchanges of fluff between the candidates.
If the news media wouldn't report and discuss it when
McCain gives Obama the raspberry and when Obama
responds with his raspberry, then the candidates would
have to produce something newsworthy. But as the com-
ments from a candidate become more silly and juvenile,
the more "newsworthy" they become.
Both candidates talk of dueling each other. Ok, try
50 paces with shotguns. McCain is on the attack with
"airhead" commercials featuring Obama with Brit-
ney Spears and Paris Hilton. I think that this is a slap
at Obama's celebrity. But, for many people, featuring a
black man and white women is racism at its worst. Ask
former Tennessee representative Harold E. Ford how ef-
fective this ploy was. Ford is black, and the Republican
commercial featuring a white woman saying, "Call me,
Harold" was a major factor in Ford losing in a 2006 po-
Both candidates are vying for the "super patriot" title.
Because of his military background, McCain seems to
be winning in-that category. But Obama is winning in
the "who is the biggest celebrity" category.
Seems that Obama's celebrity sticks in McCain's craw
and is the main reason for silly commercials slamming
Obama. Both McCain and Obama are what they are in
appearance, so get over it. Electing a president should
not be a beauty contest.
While we all worry about buying gasoline to get to
work, the presidential discussion is about drilling for oil
or not to drill for oil. John McCain's energy policy is
"drill now." Obama talks of developing alternative en-
ergy sources. Hey, do both.
The Democrats are blocking offshore exploration,
and the Republicans are blocking efforts to force energy
companies to drill on lands for which they already have
s permission to drill. So, the exchange
X S of insults about who is responsible
RN ER for $4.00 per gallon gas is a case of
the pot calling the kettle black. The
retired military Republicans controlled the Congress
rwith an extensive and executive office for six years but
n domestic and never put forth an energy policy, other
sues. He lives in than what Vice President Cheney de-
cided behind closed doors. Both polit-
ical parties share the blame for failing
to deal with America's energy demands.
As I was writing this piece, I received an e-mail from
an in-law who is a charter member of the right-wing lu-
natic fringe. The racist message was that anyone who
votes for Obama is an idiot. His e-mail typifies the ex-
treme political views that many Americans hold.
I question whether the Democratic or Republican
models of government are adequate for maintaining and
managing America's position in a globalized economy.
Neither political party seems to be capable of maintain-
ing America's infrastructure. Approximately $1.7 tril-
lion is required to repair roads and bridges. Most state
governments are in serious financial straits. Same for
Republicans claim to be fiscal conservatives, but
Republican presidents Reagan, Bush Senior and Bush
Junior have run up an astronomical national debt. The
federal deficit this year is almost a half trillion dollars,
the largest in history.
But the Democrats don't have clean skirts in the defi-
cit spending category. They spend money on social pro-
grams that go unfunded and become part of the annual
Of all the ills that plague America, probably the most
serious is the Bush administration's erosion of civil
rights under the guise of "protecting us from terrorists."
The news media reported that a reporter was expelled
from the McCain event last week in Panama City, Flor-
ida. No explanation, just booted him. Bush and McCain
don't let protesters near them, but Obama responded to
a heckler, an Afro-American, for ten minutes in a recent
rally, answering his questions, but not convincing the
heckler to vote for him. Freedom of speech? Depends on
which politician is holding the microphone.
The news media also reported that Homeland Secu-
rity can seize your laptop when you return to the U.S.
and pass through an immigration checkpoint. No war-
rant required. Nothing. Just take the laptop, read and
copy the files and return the laptop when they are good
So, if you think that the Bush government is "taking
care of you," they are.
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Chipola's ACE tutors earn national certification
MARIANNA-Student tutors in Chipola College's
Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) have been certified
by the College Reading and Learning Association.
CRLA is an association of over 1,200 postsecondary
learning assistance colleagues. These include: tutor
trainers; faculty; learning center administrators;
developmental educators; and other academic support
professionals. CRLA offers International Tutor Program
Certification (ITPC) and International Mentor Program
Certification (IMPC) which provide resources and support
for tutor trainers and mentor trainers.
Chipola's (ACE) is a full-service lab designed to help
students succeed in their college courses. ACE offers
individual tutoring, test-prep sessions for specific courses,
study group organization, study skills development and
high-speed computers with course software.
ACE now provides Chipola Supplemental Instruction
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scheduled sessions- offer clarification of concepts and
assist students in developing the proper skills for success
in class. Test reviews also are part of the services provided
Chipola faculty members, Bonnie Smith, Academic
Center for Excellence Coordinator/Honors Advisor and
reading instructor Angie Tyler coordinate the ACE lab.
ACE employs a staff of 16-20 students in the Fall
and Spring semesters. Tutors are paid through a federal
Title III grant. Tutors complete a training session prior
to beginning work in the lab and participate in ongoing
Chipola student-tutor Marshall Hilton (standing),
helps a Chipola student with a math course.
training sessions during the year. After all CRLA criteria
are met, students receive level I CRLA certification.
Marshall Hilton, a student tutor, says, "It's an easy-
going place to work. You get to help a lot of people and
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Tutors also work closely with Chipola faculty to
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A total of 658 students visited ACE during the 2007-08
school year. In the fall, the ACE averaged almost 300
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The ACE is located in Literature/Language (Z) during
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Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Title III team members include: Gail Hartzog, Project
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Vicki Mathis, Project Assistant; and Bonnie Smith,
ACE Coordinator. Six Chipola faculty members serve
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West, Janice Holley, Gena Porter-Lankist, Daniel Powell
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AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9
l G6reat Back To School Buys
We have all of your back to school items here:
Crayons Markers Hi-lighters Folders
Antibacterial wipes Tissues Erasable pens
Pencils Glue sticks Paper and much more!
We also have Calcutta backpacks.
Come in to find your back to school
supply list provided by Tolar School.
10899 NW SR 20 in Bristol
Hospital to be tobacco-free campus
Our Board has made a decision /CALHOUN-LIBERTY tobacco products. Dr. Jerry
to help improve the overall health I* Boland of the Calhoun County
of our entire community. On Jan. r hospital Health Department will also help
1,2009, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital with the classes, with special
will become tobacco-free. Corner emphasis on weight reduction for
Smoking has been prohibited -those who stop smoking. These
inside the hospital for many years by Ron Gilliard, classes will eventually be offered
CLH Administrator t th
but people could still smoke to the public.
outside. Beginning with the New -- / This action reflects a growing
Year, tobaccousewillbeprohibited it is in the best interest of our trend in all hospitals. Our Board
on all hospital property, including hospital and our community to no felt it no longer makes sense
building entries, adjoining streets, longer permit tobacco products on for us to advise patients to quit
walkways, cars and parking lots. hospital grounds. As a health care smoking while permitting staff,
This will also include visitors and provider, we have a responsibility patients, and visitors to smoke
anyone on hospital property. to encourage and promote health just outside the hospital's doors.
Hospitals have a responsibility and wellness in our community Simply handing out a brochure
to set an example that promotes and at our facility. to quit smoking would not work.
healthy behavior. The new, We are also working with The Board wanted to emphasize
stricter policy is consistent with the Area Health Education its belief in a more healthy
our goal of providing high quality Center (AHEC) and local Health lifestyle including a tobacco-free
patient care in a healthy and safe Departments on this project. The environment.
environment. AHEC has awarded us a $10,000 A recent report from the U.
We hope to make the grant to assist in these efforts. S. Centers for Disease Control
implementation of this policy as This will help us offer our (CDC) showed that fewer people
easy for everyone as possible. staff comprehensive tobacco are quitting smoking. About 21
We understand this policy has cessaltion programs, including free percent of U.S. adults smoke -
the potential of being -stressful pharmaceuticals for employees half the level of 1960 but public
to tobacco users, but we feel to assist in stopping the use of health officials have not seen any
declines since 2004. Smoking
kills about 438,000 Americans
every year, making it the No.
1 preventable cause of death,
according to the CDC.
In addition to caring about
their workers' health, employers
are tightening smoking policies
to save money. The economic
costs of smoking in the United
States are estimated at $167.5
billion annually $92 billion in
productivity loss from premature
death and $75.5 billion in health
care expenses. Obviously, this
A0can have a significant impact on
S' health insurance premiums.
4- The American Heart
Association estimates that
secondhand smoke may cause
4 as many as 69,000 heart disease
deaths in adult nonsmokers yearly.
SSmoking is the country's leading
cause of preventable death.
The Board did want to allow
ample lead time for our staff that
does use tobacco products. And
They can still do so, just not on
hospital or adjoining property.
"We're not mandating that
10 employees quit smoking, only
REND LON Y that they "manage their nicotine"
while at work.
HIS AD!! We know this will also impact
our visitors to the hospital but
hope and feel they will cooperate
in the move to improve the health
of everyone. Signs and gentle
reminders will be utilized to help
our visitors, vendors, etc.
While we expected some
resistance, we've been very
pleased overall with the response
of our staff. There has been very
little grumbling and I think our
employees are supportive and
understand our position, but it's a
habit for some. We knew it would
be difficult for some staff, and
that is again, while we are giving
a long lead time and specific
FLEET OD Our Board has voted to join the
ranks of more than 1,000 hospitals
OME CENTER nationwide who have implemented
smoke-free policies. As a result,
"Where Quality is Affordable" we feel we are doing the right
thing and setting a strong example
OR STEVE DANIELS for other businesses in our area.
7579 W. TENNESSEE ST. IN TALLAHASSEE Give me a call if you have any
questions on our tobacco-free
eddie Rd. Tum let, go to Hwy. 90. Tum right, 1/2 mile on right, policy or on anything about the
hospital at 674-5411, ext 206.
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 6,2008
FOR LIBERTY COUNTY
Hi, I'm John Troy Sanders and I would like to share a few
things I helped to accomplish while I was your commissioner:
*Made the motion to stop a hazardous waste/heavy metals recy-
cling facility called Recontek.
*Placed language in our comprehensive plan banning any type of
hazardous waste facilities or privately owned landfills.
*Started Liberty Transit to provide our senior citizens with much
needed transportation at no cost to taxpayers.
*Changed our ambulance services from a volunteer system with
old ambulances to the services we have today.
*Construction of present Clerk's office and started construction of
*Changed our garbage services from an old dumpster system to
the best system possible, making Liberty County the cleanest county
in the state.
*Along with two others, met in St. Joe with Mr. Jake Belin to ac-
quire land for the Liberty Correctional Facility.
*Met with Georgia Pacific officials and ......
did my best to ensure their ..
industry would locate in our .. "
*Met with and persuaded ..
Progress Energy to reroute a
100,000 kilovolttransmission line ..
that was originally planned
to come down Highway 65
to the town of Hosford.
*Extended out our water '
systems to Telogia, Suma- /--: -- -
tra, Rock Bluff, Lake Mys- "'- --"'" .
tic, and Estiffinulga. .
*Started the Wesleyan 40
Methodist Church renova- .
tion project at the request
of local citizens who at-
tended the church when
they were young.
*Started Veterans Me-
morial Park back in 1995. .
(See picture) -
Honored to be a small
part of the Hosford-Telp-
gia Emergency Services
building. This was built
with more than 20 years of
hard work by the Volunteer
Fire Department. ___i
*Supported the volunteer fire departments and se-
nior citizens over the years.
All of the decisions and.improvements that I have
been a part of in our county would never have been
possible without the support and hard work of the
citizens of Liberty county, past and present clerks,
commissioners and other county officials. If elected
your clerk, I will continue to work closely with citizens,
As your clerk, these
are some things
that I Would like to
be a part of:
"Expedite completion of the osford-Telogia Sports
Complex that / helped start two years ago. g Spo
*With the board's approval help encourage the state
legislature to build satellite offices in our county for thestate
workers. With today's growing technology, state employ-
ees could work here instead of commuting to Taemploylahassee
saving time, energy, and money. g to Ta
to With board's approval, work to acquire land adjacent
to the Liberty Correctional Facility for future expansions.
denThis will provide lobs, insurance andretirement for ourresi-
Podents. a y
'Prowvde quality services, protect your deeds, records,
and documents, be forthcoming with all information avail-
able to the clerk's office, and create an atmosphere of
Trust, Fairness, and Opennes a atmosphere of
LEFT: My first check. I learned work ethics and
values from my grandfather. Troy Sanders,
12. BELOW: 1993, when we requested a new
bridge. BELOW LEFT: The night Veterans Me-
morial Park was started.
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Liberty County Conur,, ,.,um Clhauiimo .i'li T Sunde'i is h...ii ab.,'I h7 c a> a eI<./l-
tion that was presew, t. ReIp R,,l ,i Ti an,,ncll /iiF,, l lial ll rI.placmint iO t fii' palace hI-
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commissioners and elected officials to make deci-
sions that will keep LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA'S
I humbly ask for your vote and support for the office of Liberty County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
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Denrnocrai lrr C -rkof Court
AUGUST 6,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11
District 3, Lake Mystic
Born and Raised in Liberty County. JIM Jc
198,6 Graduate of Liberty County High School. !
I will make each decision with the people of Liberty 850-4
County first in mind. e 4E
I will work with the Chamber of Commerce to bring
quality, environmentally safe and clean industry that :,/
will promote smart and responsible growth. / '
I will be available and accessible to all the people of
Please call me with ANY questions ,: ,
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court decision refusing to block
implementation of Florida's
"matching" law became final as
the deadline for an appeal passed.
The decision represents an
important victory for all Florida
voters and for the integrity and
accuracy of Florida's improved
The lawsuit -- brought in
Gainesville in September 2007 --
challenged a Florida law designed
to verify the identity of voter
registration applicants. The law
requires applicants to provide
their driver's license number
or the last four digits of their
social security number with their
applications. Election officials
then verify the number through
state and federal databases, and,
if the number is not verified,
the applicants are contacted by
the Supervisors for additional
information. This safeguard
protects the right to register and
vote to legitimate applicants and
secures Florida's voter rolls -- and
the ballot box -- from fraudulent
On June 24,2008, the District
Court Judge Stephan P. Mickle
entered an Order upholding
the law, finding that the law
"enhances the accuracy of
Florida's voter registration rolls
and contributes to securing to
lawful voters the exercise of
the rights to which registration
gives admittance." The law,
he continued, "decreases the
likelihood that individuals who
are not eligible to register will
improperly exercise the rights
secured to lawful voters and
dilute valid and legitimate votes."
In affirming its constitutionality,
the Court concluded that the
challenged law "is justified by
the state's compelling interest in
fair and honest elections."
Earlier in the case, the Court
had enjoined the enforcement.
of the law, but that injunction
was overturned by the Federal
Appeals Court in Atlanta.
The Court's latest opinion clears
the way for the reimplementation
of this vital anti-fraud component
of Florida's recent election
reforms. Secretary of State
Kurt S. Browning praised both
the Legislature and the Court's
decision, stating, "This law makes
Florida a leader in preventing
voter registration fraud so that
every legitimate vote is fairly
Browning announced that the
new law and operating procedures
would be implemented over
the next few weeks, together
with Florida's 67 Supervisors of
Elections, in a manner that does
not interfere with the upcoming
primary and general election.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 6, 2008
Back to School
GRACE UNITED METH-
ODIST CHURCH LATCH
sign-up for the 2008-2009
school year will be held this
coming Saturday, Aug. 9 form 5
to 7 p.m. at Grace United Meth-
odist Church in conjunction
with a "Back to School Bash"
for children in Hosford/Telogia
Saturday evening will consist
not only of LATCH sign-up but a
celebration of our summer VBS
program, our Sunday School
kickoff, and return to school.
We will have games, food, and
a school supply giveaway, for
For further information call
Hilary Peddie at 379-8412 or
Becky Brown at 379-8456.
- The Sycamore United
Methodist Church located at
3246 Sycamore Road Quincy,
will by holding a back to school
neighborhood open house and
everyone is invited.
The event will be Sunday,
Aug. 10 starting around 1 p.m.,
right after church services. Free
to all, young and old, so come
join us for food, games, fun and
ST. MARY MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH St.
Mary M. B. Church family
would like to invite you to
come help us express our love
and appreciation for our pastor
and first lady Dr. and Mrs. C.
L. Wilson, Sunday, Aug. 3 at 3
Our guest are Memorial
Missionary Baptist Church's
Rev. Duval, St. Paul A.M.E.
Church's Rev. David Rhone,
New Hope Baptist Church's
Rev. R.C. McGriff.
Friday, August 8, at 7
p.m., Rockyville Missionary
Baptist's Rev. Raymond Dudley,
Friendship Missionary Baptist
Church's Rev. James Youmas,
New Beginning C.O.G. W.I.'s
Rev. Tracy Baker and Church
of God of Prophecy's Pastor
Saturday, August 9 at 6:30
there will be a musical that you
won't want to miss. Come early
to get a seat.
Sunday, August 10 at 3
p.m., Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church's Rev. Stanly
Walker, Holy Light Missionary
Baptist Church's Rev. James
All programs will be at
St. Mary Missionary Baptist
Church located at 16345 SE
River Street in Blountstown.
For more information, contact
Mrs. Blue at 850-674-4432.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF BRISTOL The Pray Then
Play basketball sign-ups for
boys and girls ages 4 to 18 at the
First Baptist Church of Bristol
have been extended to August
8. You can come by our office
at 10677 NW Michaux Road in
Bristol to register. We are open
Monday through Thursday from
9 a.m. 4 p.m. (ET). We close
for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m. Pray
then Play basketball is for all
children, those who have never
.played before and for those who
I am unable to find the words to adequately express my
feelings toward each of you. Thank you for outpouring of love
and concern by coming to our home immediately upon learning
of Gene's sudden death. Thanks to each one that visited in our
home and shared the memories.
Thanks to friends that came and
kept the house while we were
away on business. Thank .you
all for the household supplies
and the abundance of food
at home and at the church.
Thanks for our prayers, phone
calls, memorials, flowers, your
presence at visitation and at the
funeral. We have been blessed
Sby all the kind words spoken of
Gene. We will miss him, he was
the rock of this family.
Many, many thanks,
Catherine Shelton (wife),
Debbie Brannan (daughter) and
My heartfelt thanks to
everyone who called, visited,
sent flowers, food and cards
upon the passing of my
husband. It is a blessing to be a
part of such a loving and caring
community. God bless you.
Erma Jean O'Bryan
If you would like more
information, please contact us
Fellowship & Events
CHURCH Corinth Baptist
Church would like to remind
you it will be hosting its first
annual Ice Cream Churn-Off
on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 4 to
All contestants need to have
their Ice Cream ready by 4 p.m.
Entries are free. Homemade Ice
It will be all-you-can-eat Ice
Cream for a $5 donation. This
is a fund raiser for our new
Call Pastor Michael Murray
at 447-4115 for any questions.
Corinth Baptist Church is
located in Hosfordjust off State
We would also like to say
thank you to all our Vacation
Bible School workers. Last
week's VBS was a great
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF BRISTOL -The FLOW
(Florida Licensing on Wheels)
Mobile will be coming to the
First Baptist Church of Bristol
at 16077 NW Michaux Road in
Bristol on Wednesday, Aug. 6
from 12-6 p.m. (ET). Residents
of the area will be able to obtain
a driver's license, renew their
driver's license, replace a lost
license, obtain or renew ID cards,
renew tags ahd much more.
FLOW provides all the services
1 ..... & I"
Lake Mystic welcomes new pastor
Lake Mystic Baptist Church welcomes Reverend Jeff Gardner
as its pastor. Brother Jeff's first Sunday at Lake Mystic was July
27. He and his wife Beth have two children, Ali, age nine and Zac,
age eight. They moved to Bristol from Oneonta, AL where he was
the Minister-of Education at Union Hill Baptist Church..He was
the former pastor at Navilla Baptist Church in McComb, MS.
Everyone is welcome at Lake Mystic Baptist Church. We offer
a full range of educational and inspirational services weekly where
your family can find a place of ministry and service. LMBC is
located approximately three miles south of Hwy. 20 on Highway
12. For more information call 643-2351.
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Walk-ins are welcome!! Now accepting VISA & MASTERCARD
you will find at a driver's license
office. For U.S. citizens, you
will need to bring a photo ID
and a secondary form of IDsuch -
a social security card or birth
certificate. For non-U.S. citizens,
you will need to bring all of your
immigration 'paperwork. All
documents must be originals or
certified copies. No photocopies
will be accepted.
For more information, please
CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER DAY
SAINTS The Mormon
Church Clothing Give-Away
is Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.
to noon (ET) at the church.
Refreshments will be provided
The church is located on
Myers Ann Street across from
Liberty County High School.
PRAYER BAND The
Liberty Community Prayer
Band will hold prayer service
Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
(ET) at the home of Brother and
Sister James Lane.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
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Learn Wisdom from
Text: Proverbs 1:8 & 9
Mark Twain once observed a
boy who was yelling at his father
and criticizing him for being' old
fashioned and out of touch. Twain
had this to say, "When I was a boy
of fourteen, my father was so igno-
rant, I could hardly stand to have
the old man around. But when I got
to-be twenty-one, I was amazed to
see how much he had learned in
Proverbs says, "Listen, my son,
to your father's instruction and do
not forsake your mother's teach-
ing. They will be a garland to grace
your head and a chain to adorn
your neck (NIV)." It Often seems
very unpopular for younger people
to honor and respect their parents.
The expectation seems to be that
the older generation is simply out
of touch and couldn't possibly un-
derstand how to live and function
in the modern world. Yet, the fifth
commandment is to "Honor your
father and your mother (NIV)." It
is the first commandment with a
promise, "so that you may live long
in the land the Lord your God is giv-
ing you (NIV)."
Becoming a wise person begins
at home. It begins by listening to
and embracing the instruction of
godly parents who are full of godly
wisdom. Parents should be com-
mitted to teaching spiritual truth to
their children. We should be teach-
ing our children how to worship God
and walk with Him in obedience.
We should be living up to what we
say we believe.
Children should realize that
though the circumstances may
have been different, out godly
parents faced the same kinds of
struggles and temptations that we
all face. A godly parent's instruction
is intended benefit us so that the
crucial lessons of life will not have
to be learned in the school of hard
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Submitted by AzieKay Spikes
Their story is mostly about
square dancing. Wanda learned to
dance as a very young girl at the
community square dances at the
old Telogia Creek schoolhouse.- s 9
Then while still pre-teens, Randal ,
and Wanda met at a square dance
in Quincy. While not old enough
to "date", they got pretty good at
getting to the same places at the
same time to dance together.
The square dancing being done
locally was the Southern Ap-
palachian style, or what is now
called a "Running" set. Everyone
stared out in one big circle before
swinging out into two couple fig-
ures, like "Cage the Bird". This
was pretty constant until they
were married in 1957.
They moved to Fort Myers
and while working with a church
youth group, the group found out
that they knew how to square dance, and asked if they
would teach them. This was their first experience with
the western style square dancing but was the start of their
teaching and calling career.
They moved back home to Liberty County and orga-
nized the square dance club called the Liberty Swamp-
For the past 50 years, Wanda and Randall and the
Swampstompers have worked with all types of charity
events, such as March of Dimes, American Cancer So-
ciety, Senior Citizens groups, Muscular Dystrophy Tele-
thon, Shriner's Burn Victim Benefits, Elk Lodge Bene-
fits, as well as many others. They also helped to entertain
at school and church functions.
They have had the opportunity to work in country mu-
sic shows with 'Grand Ole Opry stars such as Barbara
Fairchild, Mel Street, and Char-
lie Walker. They also performed
with "The fastest guitar picker
in the West" Jimmy Bryant at
'' .the. Moultrie Ag Expo.
Randall has also had the op-
portunity to sing a medley of
train songs, while our Liberty
Swampstompers Cloggers per-
formed at the Georgia State
Squaredancers' Convention and
'" at the first Springtime Tallahas-
see. He also called in a movie
that was filmed and produced
at Florida State University en-
titled, "Country Our Way".
Randall has called. in festivals
throughout the southeast United
States below the Mason Dixon
Square Dancing has been
named the official folk dance of
the United States of America.
Wanda and Randall have been
.instrumental in promoting this activity throughout the
southeastern United States.
Randall has served twice as the President of the Geor-
gia Callers Association ant three times as the President
of the Dixie Federation of Square Dance Callers. They
are currently working on establishing a Square Dance
Museur.at Agrirama which is an extension of Abraham
Baldwin Agriculture College.
Along the way, Wanda and Randall have raised three
daughters, Crystal, Katrina, and Randy and a son, Randall
II. The children have brought some in-laws and grandchil-
dren into square dancing and they are looking forward to
getting some great grand youngin's into it also.
It has been great fun for our family and we have been
able to carry on the tradition of the dance for five genera-
tions and it has helped to keep the family close.
a -~ -
AUG. 6, WEDNESDAY --
Transfiguration. Gertrude Ed-
erie became the first woman
to swim the English Chan-
nel, 1926. Artist Andy Warhol
AUG. 7, THURSDAY--The
United States War Depart-
ment established, 1789. The
temperature plummeted to 40
degrees Fahrenheit, Valen-
tine, Nebraska, 1989.
AUG. 8, FRIDAY -- St.
Dominic. First Quarter Moon.
Performer Signor Guillermo
Farini's stilts, got caught as he
walked the rapids above Ni-
agara Falls, 1864.
AUG. 9, SATURDAY --
Betty Boop premiered in the
animated film "Dizzy Dishes,"
1930. Author Herman Hesse
died, 1962. Better beg than
AUG. 10, SUNDAY-- Moon
at apogee. Missouri was ad-
mitted to the Union as the
24th state, 1821..A tornado
hit Coney Island, New York,
AUG. 11, MONDAY -- St.
Clare. Author Edith Wharton
died, 1937. The tempera-
ture in Burlington, Vermont,
reached 101 degrees Fahr-
AUG. 12, TUESDAY --
Moon runs low. Philip, chief
of the Wampanoag tribe, was
killed by a renegade Indian of
his own tribe, bringing to an
end King Philip's War, 1676.
A PAGE TO THE PAST
RANDAL AND WANDA MUSGROVE:
Square dancing keeps their family close
This is one in a series of features 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 Chairperson Fran
Rigsby at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Heritage Publishing Consultants at 1-800-568-1611or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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'Remember the Titans' at Movie on the Square
Blountstown Main Street is
hosting the ultimate back to
school party Friday, August 15,
and everybody's invited!
Wear your school colors
and join the celebration at this
Movie on the Square featuring the
popular football flick, "Remember
The movie will begin at dark
(approximately 7:30 p.m.), but
come early to get a good seat and
enjoy the pre-show festivities.
Cheerleaders from Blountstown
High School, Altha High School,
and Liberty County High School
are invited to come out and
entertain with a dance or some
cheers before the show. Also,
Main Street will be recognizing
Farmers market planned in
downtown Blountstown soon
Blountstown Main Street is pleased to announce the opening of a
downtown farmers market featuring fresh produce, home baked items,
handmade crafts, and original artwork.
The River Valley Marketplace will be open the first-Saturday of
every month from 8 a.m. to noon in downtown Blountstown. Opening
day is set for Saturday, Sept. 6.
Wakulla Bank has graciously allowed Main Street t6 utilize the
greenspace next to their downtown branch. The gazebo park will also
be used for the event. Hopefully, the market will grow to expand to
Magnolia Square and even down North Pear to the train park.
Vendor spaces are completely FREE, but there are some
Absolutely no flea markets or yard sales.
The vendor is responsible for all their set up items such as tables,
tents, etc. There is no electricity at the site. If you use a tent, please
make sure it is white or beige so we can create a clean, cohesive
Produce must be vendor grown and sold (vendors may not
purchase produce elsewhere for resale at the market).
No selling out of trucks; please set up a nice presentation at
your booth so we can create a quaint market that will be appealing
to passersby. .
If you.would like to be a vendor, you must register in advance.
Again, there is no fee, but you must apply. Contact Kelli at 899-0500.
Gabe McClellan recently attended the Shane Matthews Fun-n-
Gun Football Camp in Gainesville. The camp was hosted by 14
former Florida Gator football players who all had NFL careers.
Gabe is pictured with former Gator QB Shane Matthews.
the football teams in our area, so
players are urged to wear their
Bleachers our own version
of theatre style stadium seating
- will be available, but you are
welcome to bring your blankets
and folding chairs to kick back
on the lawn.
Admission to the movie
is free and there will also be
complimentary popcorn and
Kool-aid for everyone. Other
concessions will be available for
a reasonable cost. In addition to
soda and candy, movie watchers
can enjoy hamburgers and hot
dogs fresh off the grill.
The movie is scheduled to be
shown in Blountstown's Magnolia
Square at the comer of SR 20 and
71, however, a city work project
may be occurring in the square
at this time. If so, the movie will
be moved a few steps down the
block to the greenspace next to
the new Wakulla Bank on SR 20/
Central Avenue East.
For more information about
Movie on the Square or other
Blountstown Main Street events,
Kourtney Victoria Grice will
be celebrating her sixteenth
birthday on Aug. 7. She is
the daughter of Becky Grice
of Blountstown and Donnie
Hobbs of Panama City.
Kourtney enjoys talking and
texting on her cell phone and
spending time with her family
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Gulf Coast Electric sponsors Washington, D. C. trip for area students
Three local students -Leigh
Little, Keeli Tritz and Kayla
Yon recently traveled to
Washington, D. C. as winners
of the Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Contest that rural
electric cooperatives across
the nation participate in.
Tritz and Yon were
eligible to go on the trip
as winners of Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative's Youth
Tour Contest. Each year, the
Cooperative sponsors tt
contest for eleventh-grade
whose parents are membe
of GCEC. Contestants a
interviewed by a panel,
three judges from the elect
cooperative industry an
two winners are chosen
travel on an all-expenses-pa
trip to Washington, D. C.
June, where they join near
1,500 other eleventh-gra
students and more than 25
e states to tour our
of Gulf Coast
f Electric Employee
c Charlie Little, was
d eligible to go on
o the trip by winning
d a statewide essay
y by Florida Electric
4 FECA sponsors
the annual contest
for children and
since these students are
ineligible to compete in their
local electric cooperatives'
While in Washington,
the students toured the
Holocaust, Air and Space
and Newseum Museums;
Arlington National Cemetery;
the Iwo Jima Monument; the
U. S. Capitol area; the mall
area; the Korean, Lincoln,
Vietnam, FDR, Jefferson and
World War II Memorials;
Fords Theater; Mt. Vernon;
Pentagon City; and the
National Cathedral. They
also enjoyed having dinner at
the Hard Rock Cafe; the U. S.
Marine Corps Sunset Parade;
a boat cruise and dance on the
Potomac River; and ended
their trip with a farewell All
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Pictured from left, Keeli Tritz, Leigh Little and Kayla Yon before the All
States Dinner and Dance.
States Dinner and Dance. .
A highlight of the trip was
the National Youth Day rally,
in which Nebraska State Sen.
Dave Landis portrayed U.
S. Sen. George W. Norris,
a leading figure behind the
creation of the Rural Electric
Administration and the
Tennessee Valley Authority.
The students also heard a
speech from keynote speaker
Mike Schlappi, a four-time
Paralympics medalist in
basketball. Schlappi has
since his mid-teens after
being accidentally shot by a
"We were proud to have
Keeli and Kayla represent Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative
in Washington, and equally
proud that Leigh won the
statewide essay contest and
was able to also go on the trip
as Florida's representative,"
GCEC Manager of Marketing
and Member Services Kristin
The Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Program has
been in existence since 1957
when co-ops sent students to
Washington, D. C. to work
during the summer. By 1964,
the program was catching on,
and the National Rural Electric
began to coordinate the efforts
of the co-ops. Since then,
thousands of young people
have experienced this once-
in-a-lifetime opportunity to
visit our nation's capitol and
learn about our government.
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Touchstone Energy national
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providing high standards
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LIBERTY COUNTY LOGIC & ACCURACY TEST
& VOTING INFORMATION
The Logic & Accuracy Test which is the public testing of
all voting equipment will be held on August 7, 2008 at 9:00
a.m. in the Supervisor of Elections' workroom located in
the Liberty County Courthouse. This test will include the
touchscreen units as well as the optical scan tabulators we
have always used. We welcome the public to observe and
Also, early voting for the Primary election will begin on
.Monday, August 11 Saturday, August 23, 2008 in the Su-
pervisor of Elections office. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to
""b00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Remember, there will
be no early voting the day before the election and you will
have to vote an absentee ballot or wait and go to the polls
on election day. Election day hours are from 7:00 a.m. -
As a reminder to those who wish to have an absentee
ballot mailed -the deadline to make the request is August
20, 2008. After that, the voter may pick up. his or her ab-
sentee ballot or an individual may pick up the ballot for him,
or her with a note from the voter. The note must include the
voter's name, date of birth signature, date of request and
indicate the election the request is for. The note must also
indicate the name and drivers license number, if known, of
the designated individual who will be picking up the ballot.
Vote by mail, vote early or vote at the polls-NO EX-
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Turning a wild deer into a pet-is
illegal and dangerous, says FWC
In the past year, wildlife
authorities say, there have been
five instances in which "pet"
deer, illegally removed from
the wild, have turned up in
neighborhoods and parks in
Not only is the practice of
taking deer out of the wild to
make pets out of them illegal,
they say; deer, as they grow,
present a serious danger to
In the most recent incident, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Investigator Jerry Shores had a call from park
personnel at Falling Waters State Park in early
July when a young buck deer with velvet-covered
antlers showed up with the word "PET" shaved
into its hair. The 70- to 80-pound deer liked to
approach people and be fed.
"It's pretty obvious someone had tried to
make a pet of it, then when it got bigger they
either released it or dumped it in the park,"
Shores said. "The problem is when its antlers
harden in a couple of months, its disposition
can change in a second and he can attack
Shores said he's still trying to determine
where the deer came from. The responsible
person will face charges.
On May 8, a Santa Rosa County woman
took her 4-year-old daughter outside to pet
a doe sporting a collar around its neck. The
deer had walked up to an Allenton home.
Everything seemed fine at first, but without
warning, the deer went up on its back legs
and began flailing away with its front legs
at the child.
-"The little girl got knocked down, but
fortunately, she wasn't seriously injured,"
Although the deer ran off into the woods,
it came back later. FWC officers were able
to track the deer to a nearby residence, where
the owner admitted taking the deer out of the
wild last summer.
Shores said the homeowner was charged
with allowing captive wildlife to endanger
Arlo Kane is an FWC wildlife biologist and
knowledgeable about deer behavior. He said
many people don't realize deer, as they grow
and mature, become dangerous.
"Bucks, particularly during the fall, have a
high level of the male hormone testosterone,
and in the wild they fight and spar with
other deer. In captivity or as a pet, a human
becomes the opponent," Kane said. "There
are many, many accounts of people being
seriously injured or killed by these deer they
Even does in captivity can be trouble.
"Does will stand up on their hind legs,
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office on .
as was the case in Santa Rosa
County, and flail with their front
legs. A child, or even an adult,
who is unaware can be injured.
The hooves are basically a doe's
A huge problem now is what
to do with pen-raised deer.
Years ago, most state parks had
few deer and were willing to
take them but that's no longer
the case. Because of concerns
and liability issues, fewer places
are willing to take them.
Anyone who has information about deer being
illegally kept as pets, or about other violations of
wildlife or fish laws, can call the Wildlife Alert
hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922). Callers
can remain anonymous and may be entitled to
a cash reward.
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AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) is looking to hunters this
coming season to help it monitor
the state's deer herd for chronic
wasting disease, or CWD, as it's
inore commonly called.
CWD belongs to a group of
diseases known as transmis-
sible spongiform encephalopa-
thies. Currently, scientists still
have much to learn about CWD,
which appears to occur only in
the deer family but is believed to
be caused by an abnormal pro-
tein called a prion.
The fatal CWD attacks the
brains of infected cervids (pule
deer, white-tailed deer, moose
and elk), .causing them to be-
come emaciated, display abnor-
mal behavior and lose control of
Warning signs of CWD that
hunters can be on the lookout for
include deer that are extremely
thin or appear sick, or those ex-
hibiting odd behavior such as
excessive salivating or urinating,
staggering, walking in circles,
standing with a wide stance,
head tremors or deer found dead
from unknown causes.
Transmission of CWD occurs
by direct contact with bodily
fluids (feces, urine, saliva) or
through contact with a con-
taminated environment. In this
second scenario, the prion stays
within the environment, and it
may remain infectious for years.
The good news is, there's no
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evidence that CWD can be trans-
mitted to humans or livestock,
and it's not yet been found in
Florida or any other southeastern
state. But, it's going to take the
help of all hunters and the FWC
to keep it that way.
Currently, the only practical
method for diagnosing CWD is
through analysis of brain-stem
tissue or lymph nodes from dead
deer. Therefore, Florida's more
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than 240,000 hunters can play It's illegal for hunters to br
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The goal of the FWC is to bring back only de-boned m
collect these samples throughout and finished taxidermy momu
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landowners and hunting clubs to as long as all soft tissue has be
please participate in this surveil- removed.
lance. Since 2002, the FWC has Should a CWD outbreak oc
tested more than 3,400 hunter- in Florida, the keys to effect
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If you'd like to help, please to limit its spread. Because
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To date, CWD has been found This season, if you co
in mule deer, white-tailed deer, -across or harvest a deer that
moose and elk in Colorado, Illi- pears sick or emaciated, or
nois, Wyoming, Nebraska, South that has died from unkno
Dakota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, causes, don't handle it. Inste
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LAKE MYSTIC PRECINCT IS MOVING!
Effective-immediately beginning with the Primary Elec-
tion on Aug. 26, Lake .Mystic Precinct No. 4 has been
permanently moved from the current location next to Lake
Mystic Supermarket to the Veterans Memorial Civic Cen-
ter on Theo Jacobs Way, Bristol.
The Supervisor of Elections' office requested and the
Board of County Commissioners approved that this move
be made for the safety of the voters and easier accessibil-
We will clearly mark the entrance to the polling location
at the rear of the building. As always, voting will begin on
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ABOVE: Officer Warren Tanner of the Blountstown
Police Department was busy fingerprinting kids
and talking with parents Saturday. RIGHT:
The line was a long one as families waited
" in M.I for the doors to open at the civic center.
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A total of 900 visitors, along with approximately 50 volunteers,
descended on the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown
for the annual Family Affair event Saturday. The
program offers kids an opportunity to pick up a
bag full of school supplies while their parents
can meet with representatives from numerous
area agencies to find out what local services
are available to them. After collecting
supplies and information inside the
building, families went out to enjoy a variety of
events on the grounds including playing on a giant --
inflatable slide, taking pony rides and bouncing
around in the Moon Walk. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS
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AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
Consumers warned of possible infestations in firewood
TALLAHASSEE Florida public that firewood can co:
Agriculture and Consumer destructive pests and dise
Services Commissioner Charles and is urging people to
H. Bronson is warning the steps to reduce the chance
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Bronson says many residents
ams and tourists use firewood for
ram campfires, even during the
summer, and they need to be
aware of the potential problems.
Several species of destructive
wood boring beetles and diseases
can inhabit popular firewood
varieties. Numerous other states
are battling insects and diseases
and he is concerned that out-of-
state campers will bring their own
firewood to Florida, or people
will move potentially infested
firewood- from one area of the
state to another. Any wood-boring
beetles and diseases that may/have
come along for the ride could
infest Florida plants and trees.
For example, an Asian
longhorned beetle infestation
has resulted in the destruction of
thousands of maple, elm and other
trees in New York and Chicago;
and, the emerald ash borer has
killed millions of ash trees in
Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania
and other states.
"It costs millions of dollars to
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of so many trees," Bronson said.
"The impact on the environment
can be significant and we need to
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the fungus. Laurel wilt disease
kills red bays, sassafras and pond
spice, and even attacks one of
Florida's most important fruit
trees, the avocado. Laurel wilt
spread into Florida after wood
packing material infested with
red bay ambrosia beetles was
found in Savannah, GA.
Dutch elm disease is another
serious problem spreading
across North America. A fungus
transmitted by two species of
bark beetles causes the disease
and has destroyed over half the
elm trees in the northern United
States. The fungus has not yet
been found in Florida. -
Invasive pests and diseases
arrive in Florida each year at a
rate of at least one new significant
pest a month; they come in on
cargo shipments, storm fronts,
infected plant material, in the
luggage of millions of visitors to.
Florida, and. in firewood.
There are ways Floridians can
protect against the introduction of
invasive pests and diseases:
BE VIGILANT. If you see
signs of disease or an unusual
pest, contact your county
extension office or the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Division
of Plant Industry, helpline at
DON'T PACK A PEST.
When returning home to Florida
from a trip, don't bring plants,
fruits, vegetables or illegal
CERTIFIED PLANTS from
registered nurseries to ensure they
are free of pests and diseases.
Prevent the introduction and/
or spread of unwanted insects and
diseases specifically involving
firewood by following these
Use sources of firewood that
are local (within 50 miles) to the
area of your campground.
Do not move firewood from
one part of Florida to another.
Bum all firewood (local or
out-of-state firewood) before
leaving your campground.
If you are unable to burn
all the firewood due to weather,
fire ban or other reasons, and
you either live in the same area
of the state (within 50 miles) as
the campground, or are visiting
from out of state, please take the
firewood home. However, if you
live in another area of Florida,
please leave the firewood at your
campground. This will help
prevent the movement of pests
and diseases from one part of
Florida to another.
If you have questions about
these recommendations, contact
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Covenant Hospice Garden Gala set for Sept. 20
MARIANNA The 3rd
Annual Covenant Hospice
Garden Gala is well underway.
The event is set for Saturday,
September 20 at the National
Guard Armory in Marianna.
This annual event is renowned
for the hand painted benches
and chairs that local artist
design and fabricate. For the
third year, Covenant Hospice
has provided local artist with
custom constructed wood garden
furniture to be transformed into
exquisite pieces of art. This year,
artist had the choice of a bench,
swing or Adirondack chair to
transform into their canvas. The
furniture was constructed by
JCARC, under the leadership of
Mr. Joe Shores.
Covenant Hospice invites you
to attend the "Walking Tour"
on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5pm
on the Jackson County Court
House Lawn. Be the first to
preview the magnificent works
of art and take advantage of
voting on your favorite piece.
The community votes will help
determine which creations will
be in the live auction portion of
the Garden Gala. Tickets for the
Garden Gala are available now
for $40 per individual or $75
Proceeds from this breathtaking
gala will benefit Covenant
Hospice's Marianna Branch
which provides special care to
patients and their loved ones in
Jackson, Holmes, Calhoun and
Washington county areas. The
need for Covenant Hospice to
serve persons with life-limiting
illnesses and their families is
growing rapidly. Covenant
Hospice's services are based on
need and not the ability to pay.
For more information about
the Garden Gala, please contact
Jennifer Griffin at 850.482.8520,
888.817.2191 or email Jennifer.
org. To learn more about the
compassionate services of
Covenant Hospice visit www.
Celebrating 25 years ofkeeping
the promise, Covenant Hospice
is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to providing
services to patients and loved
ones during times of life-limiting
illnesses. The focus of Covenant-
Hospice is to enable its patients
to live as fully and comfortably
as possible, to provide dignified
palliative care, to assist patients'
loved ones in coping with end-
of-life issues and the eventual
death of the patient, and to
improve care for all patients at
the end of their lives by example
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If elected, my staff and I will be open for new ideas and work for
excellence in order to meet the needs of the community.
Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated. I
Political advertisement paid for and approved By Miles Potter, Democrat for Sheriff.
AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21
Elect Sace Satme-
for Superintendent of Schools
As a parent and educator in the Liberty
County School System, I know we all want
our children to be successful. We are ALL
proud of where we are today and of our
accomplishments; however we cannot rest
here...We must move ahead to prepare the
students of today for a lifetime of learning.
AS YOUR SUPERINTENDENT
OF SCHOOLS I WILL:
SProvide a well balanced educational
program for ALL students.
Work diligently and use my experience
Continue to actively pursue grant monies to
enhance and expand opportunities for our
students and community.
Hire qualified, energetic and committed teachers and staff to create a positive
Provide principals, teachers, staff, students and parents the opportunity to
make decisions for their schools and our community.
The reality is, we know where we are today;
the question is, where will we be four years from now?
Most importantly, who do you trust to lead us there?
Vote for and Elect SeCe Sw u ewtw4
Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
Pbitcll dverttise.o ntpaoidforan approved bySuo-Sumomer S Democr a, for Suporintaedento Sfsoob,
A home for the birds
Two friends work together on a crafts project to build
and decorate a bird house during last week's Sher-
iff's Summer Camp in Blountstown. TONYSHOEMAKEPHOTO
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 6, 2008
'Living Waters: Aquatic
Preserves of Florida'
exhibit set for Marianna
Mark your calendars for a special event at Chipola College featuring
the work of Clyde Butcher, Elam Stoltzfus and Sammy Tedder!
Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida exhibit will be opening
on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6-9 p.m. Chipola College Arts Center in
Local organizations have joined forces to bring an important art
exhibit, documentary, and artists to Chipola College. The Artists
Guild of Northwest Florida, Inc. and the Fine and Performing Arts
Department of Chipola College invite the public to this special one-
night only event. Through artists' presentations, photographs, and
film, take a magical journey into the living waters of Florida's aquatic
The one-hour documentary will be shown as part of an exhibit of
twenty-nine framed Clyde Butcher photographs of Florida Aquatic
The documentary produced and directed by the Live Oak Production
Group's Elam Stolzfus will be introduced by Stoltzfus, and original
music in the documentary by Sammy Tedder will be discussed and
demonstrated by Florida musician Tedder. The DVD is hosted by
Clyde Butcher. The public is invited to this free evening of art, film,
music, light refreshments, and artists.
For more information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301.
Auction to benefit veterans planned
An auction to help veterans will be held at MacKinnon Hall of St.
Luke's Episcopal Church in Marianna at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.
Proceeds will go to the Haley House to help provide free lodging for
families of patients at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at the
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa.
Chipola Chapter, NSDAR; William Dunaway Chapter, SAR; and
Blue Springs Society, C.A.R. will join together for a Constitution
Week luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome at
both events. The Dutch treat luncheon is $11.
To make reservations for the luncheon contact DAR Regent Dorcas
Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 579-2103.
Ten years experience working in the
Liberty County Tax Collector's Office. I
have worked under the quality leader-
ship of retired Tax Collector, Mr. Lester W.
Summers, and current Tax Collector, Mrs.
Carol K. Strickland.
Associate in Arts degree from Tallahas-
see Community College. Bachelor of Sci-
ence and Master of Science degree from
Florida State University.
Served as Assistant Tax Collector in
the Liberty County Tax Collector's Office.
Trained employees in Department of
Motor Vehicles titles and registrations,
Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission,
*Assisted Mrs. Strickland in the annual
budget, audit, and tax roll.
Accounted for the annual DMV tag
and decal audit as well as ordering tag
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission: Reporting and balancing
of licenses sold in Liberty County
Florida Department of Revenue:
Balanced and reported weekly to DOR
Sales Tax Collected in Liberty County.
Department of Motor Vehicles: Re-
porting and balancing money collected
for registrations and titles and distribut-
ing to the State of Florida.
In 2007, I assisted in trying to bring
a drivers license office to our county. If
elected, I will work diligently to bring this
needed service to our citizens.
Collecting and balancing property
taxes collected in Liberty County and
assisted Mrs. Strickland in the annual
I have always provided quality customer service in a professional and friendly way
to the citizens of Liberty County during work hours 8-5, after hours and on Saturdays.
This is level of customer service that YOU know I will provide YOU again if I'm elected
Thank you for your support! 9Po
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AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23
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Registration date set for football, soccer
The Liberty County Recreation
Department will be holding
registration for the fall football
and soccer programs Saturday,
August 16 at the Civic Center in
Bristol from 9 a.m. until noon,
The football program is open
to boys, ages 7 to 12 as of June
1 this year. Teams will include
Teeny Mite (ages 7 and 8),
Tiny Mite (ages 9 and 10), and
Peewees (ages 11 and 12). The
cost of registration for football
is $50. The football teams will
begin practice September 8 with
the opening season Jamboree set
for October 4..
The soccer program will be
co-ed and is open to youngsters,
ages 5 to 13 as of June 1 this
year. Leagues will be divided
in age groups of 5-7, 8-10, and these programs can be attained
11-13. Cost of soccer registration by calling the Liberty County
is $30. Recreation Department at 643-
More information about 2175.
LCRD says thanks to Liberty Co.
Jason Singletary and Evan
Shuler coached a group of Liberty
County baseball players ages 9
and 10 in a summer travel league
baseball program. The team ended
their season with a second place
finish in a tournament they hosted
at Memorial Park July 26.
Marianna won the tournament
that also included teams from
Crawfordville and Canopy Oaks
Proceeds from this event were
donated to the Liberty County
Recreation Department. The
Department wishes to thank
coaches Singletary and Shuler and
especially Michelle Singletary,
Diane Hayes, and Ladell Holland
for their work in earning the
players star in
Red Bird win
Tim Davis and Richie Smith, a
pair of Liberty County citizens, had
a big hand in the Chattahoochee
Red Birds 14-0 win over Eufaula
Sunday in a Georgia/Florida/
Alabama Baseball League game at
Chattahoochee's Therrell Field.
Davis pitched 6 shut-out innings
and fanned 13 in the contest and
Smith busted 3 hits including 2
doubles and a home run.
The Red Birds have won 5
league games in a row and are
in second place in the Southern
Division of the league. They play
their last regular season home
game this Sunday at Therrell Field
hosting the Miccosukee Devils at
The Liberty County Recreation
Department announces the
upcoming schedule for the church
co-ed teams. The schedule is as
THURSDAY, AUG. 7
Field 1 7 p.m. Church of
God vs. Community Churches;
8:15 p.m. Bristol First Baptist vs.
Bristol Christian Church
Field 3 7 p.m. Pentecostal
Holiness vs. Blountstown AME;
8:15 p.m. LDS vs. Corinth
TUESDAY, AUG. 12
Field 2 7 p.m. Bristol First
Baptist vs. Community Churches;
8:15 Church of God vs. Bristol
Field 3 7 p.m. Pentecostal
Holiness vs. Corinth Baptist; 8:15
p.m. LDS vs. Blountstown AME
10 ACRE plus Tracts
From $3,995 per acre
$995 Total Down
R. E. Broker |
Phone (813) 253-3258
S* .. .
Robert H ll
The Difference in Robert Hill is...
SOnly candidate that is certified by the Florida Supreme Court.
SOnly candidate with proven experience as a Clerk of Court.
V Only candidate that consistently performs functions expected of a true public
SOnly candidate that has actively worked to secure additional funding revenues
that resulted in numerous community development projects for 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.
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DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF LIBERTY COUNTY
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF LIBERTY COUNTY ARE .5 PERCENT MORE
THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY
July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009
REVENUE GENERAL SPECIAL REVENUE DEBT SERVICE CAPITAL PROJECTS
Federal $ 285,000.00 $ 1,693,503.56
State $ 9,972,066.00 $ 10,778.00 $ 109,000.00 $15,508,521.00
Local $ 2,020,516.00 $ 284,141.00 $ 5,500.00 $ 462,020.00
Total Revenues$ 12,277,582.00 $ 1,988,422.56 $ 114,500.00 $ 15,970,541.00
Transfers In $ 0.00 $ 100,000.00 $ 813,242.00 $ 0.00
Non-revenue Sources $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Fund Balance July 1,2008 $ 1,838,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 193,408.00 $ 1,566,529.00
Total Revenues and Balance $ 14,115,582.00 $ 2,088,422.56 $ 1,121,332.00 $ 17,537,070.00
Instruction $ 7,824,334.40 $ 615,273.63 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Pupil Personnel Services $ 260,874.73 $ 63,909.78 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Instructional Media $ 134,102.91 $ 200.31 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Instructional & Curriculum Development $ 368,246.31 $ 301,042.17 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Instru. & Staff Training $ 189,143.00 $ 125,616.34 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Instru. Related Technology $ 144,357.78 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Board of Education .$ 345,903.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00'
General Administration $ 282,772.50 $ 31,642.96 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
School Administration $ 558,754.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Facilities Acquisition Construction $ 102,818.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 16,723,611.00
Fiscal Services $ 276,005.80 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Food Services $ 0.00 $ 776,726.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Central Services $ 3,537.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Pupil Transportation Services $ 710,488.00 $ 15,203.93 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Operation of Plant $ 1,103,598.00 $ 29,483.50 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Maintenance of Plant $ 201,072.60 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Admin. Technology Services $ 280,972.46 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Community Services $ 209,035.20 $ .129,323.94 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Debt Services $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 912,375.25 $ 813,424.00
Total Expenditures $12,996,015.69 $ 2,088,422.56 $ 912,375.25 $17,537,035.00
Transfers Out $ 100,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Fund Balance June 30, 2009 $ 1,019,566.31 $ 0.00 $ 208,956.75 $ 35.00
Total Expenditures, Transfers
and Balances $ 14,115,582.00 $ 2,088,422.56 $ 1,121,332.00 $ 17,537,070.00
The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record.
;, p. I $, 71,
SCHOOL BOARD OF LIBERTY COUNTY
HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
TEN-YEAR SUMMARY 1997-98, 2002-03 AND 2007-08
Federal, State and Local
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
'NUMBER OF STUDENt S
ToalUnwightd FTE SWeJ,.
1 X I.118 0 2 07
I I H 8 2- -A 7-
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Total CuTent Operating Revenue
8,000,000. 608.0 7 85 5
I 4,000.000 .
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
REVENUE PER STUDENT
Operting Rvonue dividd by4 Unwighted FTE Studn
1ooo ...2.0- -
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
FIXED CAPITAL PROJECTS
Tots Revnu e for FixMd Capital Oulay
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Total Number of Erpl.oyes
Total Revmnu. for Debt Serce
1997-98 2002-03 2007-08
Toa! Nunte- of t rOthonal Par1P- -
1997-08 2002-03 2007-08
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AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25
the weight amounts in an effort to receive overpayment.
Two other people, including a juvenile and an 18-year-old, usednter .
the weight tickets at Whitfield's but the checks were made payable
Anders told an investigator an employee at Southland Milling gave
him the blank weight tickets but later confessed that he had taken them
and said the unused tickets were in a friend's truck. '
As an officer went to get the tickets,Anders called his friend to x l"v
warn him. The remains of the tickets, which someone had attempted
to bum, were found on the ground and collected as evidence.
Anders confessed to entering the weight station through a window.
and taking the tickets from a locked drawer around 11 a.m. on July 21.
Controlled marijuana buys
made at Hosford residence
A series of controlled buys for small amounts of marijuana
conducted by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office resulted in three
arrests around midday Thursday. A pair of youngsters are caught in a refreshingly cool blast of water during some outdoor
Informants working with the sheriff's officearrangedforcustomers fun at the annual Calhoun County Sheriff's Day Camp last week at the W.T. Neal Civic
to meet them at a home on Shuler Street in Hosford, where both video Center in Blountstown. Blountstown Fire Chief Ben Hall is shown below as he keeps the
and audio surveillance equipment was in place.
The first exchange took place at 12:55 p.m. when $10 was handed cold stream of water coming toward the kids.
over for a small amount of marijuana by Ronnie Dale Hathaway. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS -
The second transaction, involving Michael James Davis, also .-
involved a $10 payment for a small amount of the illegal weed.
The next buy was made at 1:20 p.m. when Dennis Doug Allen paid
$8.for a small amount of marijuana.
All three were charged with purchase of a controlled substance
(marijuana) and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
NOTICE OF TAX -..
The District School Board of LibertyCountywill
soon consider a measure to impose a 1.750
mill property tax for the capital outlay projects
This tax is in addition to thq School Board's
proposed tax of 6.032 mills for operating ex- NOTICE OF
pensesandisproposedsolelyatthediscretion PROPOSED TAX INCREASE
of the School Board.
The Liberty County District School Board will soon consider a measure
THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL to increase its property tax levy.
BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR BOTH OPER-
ATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY Last year's property tax levy
IS SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE. A. Initially proposed tax levy......................................$2,005,596
The capital outlay tax will generate approxi-
mately $462,020 to be used for the following
CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Hosford Elementary and Jr. High School
Construction and Remodeling Project
MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase of One (1) School Bus
All concerned citizens are invited to a public
hearing to be held on Aug. 11, 2008 at 5:05
p.m. in the Board Room at the Liberty County
School Board Education and Administrative Of-
fices, 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL 32321.
A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUT-
LAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes......................$5,634
C. Actual property tax levy....................................... $2,011,230
This year's proposed tax levy......................................... $2,162,669
A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in order for the school
board to receive $7,300,707 in state education grants. The required
portion has increased by 13.03 percent, and represents approximately
seven tenths of the total proposed taxes.
The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the discretion of the
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on the tax increase
to be held Aug. 11, 2008, at 5:05 P.M., at the Liberty Education and Ad-
ministration Center located on Highway 12 South, Bristol, Florida.
A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made
at this hearing.
Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 6, 2008
L OBITH CA JOURA A
WANDA LUCILLE BURKETT
BLOUNTSTOWN Wanda Lucille Burkett,
81, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in Panama City.
She was a member of Sunny Hill Pentecostal
Holiness Church where she worked in the
women's ministry. She also loved to dance and
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Richard Burkett and a son, Daniel Edward
Survivors include a daughter, Gail Barton
and her husband Robert of Blountstown; a
stepson, Wayne Burkett of Rayle, GA; 10
grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one
great-great grandchild; and several nieces and
Services were held Saturday, July 27 at Sunny
Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church. Interment
followed in Macedonia Cemetery near Altha.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
RONAL W. "RONNIE" SHIVER
SYCAMORE Ronal W. "Ronnie" Shiver,
55, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at home. He was
a truck driver, farmer and dairyman.
He was preceded in death by his father,
Crawford L. Shiver; his step-father, Bill Neal
and grandson, James W. Shiver, Jr.
Survivors include wife, Lorraine G. Shiver of
Sycamore; three sons Jamie Shiver and his wife,
Amanda Lee of Bristol, Bobby Shiver and his
wife, Amanda C. of Rock Bluff and Larry Davis,
Jr. of Sycamore; one daughter, Melinda Renfroe
of Altha; five grandchildren, Elisah Jerome
Shiver,. Ezekiel James Shiver, Ethan Josiah
Shiver, Kaleb Shiver and Madalyn Grace Shiver;
mother, Ruth Polous Shiver Neal of Bristol; two
brothers, Rocky Shiver of Rock Bluff and Ray
Neal of Blountstown and four sisters, Delores
Davis and Roxie Cane of Bristol, Rhonda Branch
of Hosford and Sara Kever of Telogia.
The, family will receive friends Thursday,
Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sycamore Baptist
Services will be held at 4 p.m on Friday, Aug.
8 at Sycamore Baptist Church. Interment will
follow in Sycamore Cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy
was in charge of the arrangements.
EVELYN YVONNE CHESNUTT
ALTHA' Evelyn Yvonne Chesnutt, died
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at her residence. She
moved here from Eastpoint 12 years ago. She
enjoyed plants, flowers, grocery shopping and
eating catfish. Most of all she loved spending
.time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Harry Smith Chesnutt; two brothers, Clayton
McMichael and John McMichael; two
grandchildren, Bill Chesnutt, Jr. and Heather
Harris, as well as her parents, John Walter
Crittenden and Leila Havis.
Survivors include three sons, Bill Chesnutt
and wife,. Linda of Amite, LA, Joe Chesnutt
and wife, Susan of Altha and Ricky Chesnutt
and wife Angela of Mount Herman, LA; three
daughters, Mary Smith and her husband, Freddy
of Louisiana, Jeanie Singleton and her husband,
Chad of Carrabelle and Peggy Sue Ainsworth
and her husband, Scott of Loranger, LA; three
sister, Peggy Gillespie, Carolyn Rushing both
of Ponchatoula, LA and Ruth Crestman of
Tupelo, MS; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-
Services were held Monday, Aug. 4 at Hall
Funeral Home in Altha. Interment followed in
New Shiloh Cemetery -
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of
JAMES WILLARD MAYO
ALTHA James Willard Mayo, 76, died
Thursday, July 31, 2008 in Marianna. He was
born in the Hasty Pond community and has
lived most of his life in Altha. He was a retired
dredge boat operator and was a member of the
RiverTown Community Church.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Mayo
of Altha; three sons, Ricky Mayo and his
wife Cheryl of Altha, James Mayo of Altha,
and Michael Mayo and his wife Debbie
of Clarksville; one daughter, Kim Bailey
and her husband Steve of Blountstown; ten
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren
and a special friend Nita Knapp.
Services were held Saturday,. Aug. 2, at
RiverTown Community Church with Reverend
Paul Smith officiating. Interment followed in
the Pine Memorial Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was
in charge of the arrangements.
ARTHUR WILLIAM "BILL" WADE
GLORY COMMUNITY Arthur William
"Bill" Wade, 88, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008.
Affectionately known as "Pawpaw" to family
and friends, he was in World War II, served with
the 4th fighter group, 336th Fighter Squadron 8th
Air Force and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist
Church. He was a retired painter, ambulance
driver, farmer and school bus driver.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey
Wade and a son, Mitchell Wade.
Survivors include three sons, Kent Wade
and wife, Karen of Hosford, Mike Wade and'
his wife, Cynthia of Quincy and Mark Wade
and his wife, Diann of Eustus; along with 13
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday,
Aug. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Independent Funeral
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. on
Thursday, Aug. 7 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Cemetery in Quincy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Big
Bend Hospice, 105 N. Jackson St., Quincy, FL
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy is in
charge of the arrangements
EULA MAE (FARMER) HARRISON
MARIANNA-Eula Mae (Farmer) Harrison,
94, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, in
Blountstown. She was born on June 29, 1914,
in Headland, AL, and had lived in the Alliance
community for most of her life. Eula Mae
enjoyed working around the farm; she milked
cows, made butter and sold eggs at Jessie
Bowden's Store in Altha. She enjoyed giving
away candy and drinks to the neighborhood
Survivors include her son, Richard Harrison
of Marianna (Alliance Community); sister, Eola
Hires of Altha and two grandchildren, April
and Thomas Harrison of Marianna (Alliance
Service were held on Monday, Aug. 4 at the
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown.
charge of the
JAMES LUTHER DAWSEY
BLOUNTSTOWN James Luther Dawsey, 86, died Monday,
July 28,2008, in Tallahassee. He was born in Kinard, and had lived in
Blountstown most of his life. He was a retired Army Master Sergeant.
He served during World War II and the Korean War, serving in Layte,
Philippine Islands and with the 95th Chemical Composite Company,
Edgewood Arsenal, Md. He retired from the City of Blountstown
with 16 years service and two years service with Calhoun General
Hospital. James was a member and deacon of Gateway Baptist Church
in Blountstown and a member of the American Legion Post No. 272
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Matilda
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Dawsey of Blountstown; two
sons, James L. "Jimmy" Dawsey Jr of Cairo, GA, and Joseph Dawsey
of Tallahassee; one daughter, Lillian D. Graham of Tallahassee; three
stepsons, Billy Smith of Bristol, Bobby Smith of Crawfordville, and
Charles Dawsey of Panama City; one stepdaughter, Martha Goodwin
of Bonifay; a sister, Vera Lansing of Lynn Haven; one granddaughter,
Rebekah Miller of Tallahassee.
Service were held on Friday, Aug. 1, at Gateway Baptist Church
in Blountstown. Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery.
The family requests no flowers; memorial contributions may be
made to Clare Bridge of Tallahassee, Life Enrichment Program, 1980
Centre Point Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee; FL 32308.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
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Late summer a good time to plant vegetables
The thermometer may be stuck
on 90 degrees, but don't let the
summer heat beat you out of a
second crop of fresh summer
veggies. Anyone who enjoys
vegetable gardening should
consider a second planting of the
warm season species, and can
begin preparing for establishing
the cool season vegetables. Our
climate is such that something
can be produced in the vegetable
garden during every month of
The first round of summer
vegetables such as tomatoes,
peppers, squash, sweet corn,
southern peas, snap beans,
cantaloupes and eggplant were
probably planted in March and
April. The harvest on this spring
planting is winding down.
But with Florida's subtropical
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fun has only just begun. You
still have time for another round
of summer crops before the
first frost. The first frost usually
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According to Terry Kelley, an
Extension horticulturist with the
University of Georgia, there are
110 to 120 frost-free days from
late July until mid-November, so
warm-season crops that mature in
less than four months have time to
produce, barring an early frost.
Many gardeners make several
plantings throughout the year at
various intervals to have new
crops maturing periodically
throughout the summer. Others
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All of these usually have plenty
of time to mature and bear before
the first frost.
The cool season vegetables are
often overlooked or planted too
late to produce as well as they
might. Newcomers, especially
those from a cooler climate, tend
to plant these vegetables in the
spring which is a mistake. In
August plant broccoli, cauliflower,
collards, bunching onions and
turnips. During September plant
all of the above in addition to
beets, cabbage, carrots, endive,
escarole, lettuce, mustard, onions
Many gardeners who are
unfamiliar with our mild winters
seem to fear that the cool season
vegetables will freeze if planted
during late summer or fall, This
generally does not happen. In fact,
most of them thrive during our
typically mild winter weather.
Onions are a prime example
of the need for fall planting.
They should be established by
seeding or by transplanting so
that.plants are growing well by
mid November. If spring planted,
onions will either produce a small
bulb or a plant that resembles
a giant "green onion", with no
Establishing the late summer
crop will be more of a challenge
than it was in the spring. There
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this time of year, so insect and
disease control practices must
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intense heat, you'll need to keep
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Tatum sworn in for second term on FSA board
At the summer conference of the Florida Sheriff's
Association, the Board of Directors were sworn in
for the coming the year. The directors are selected
at large by their peer Sheriffs from throughout the
state. The directors gather semi-annually or as
needed to conduct the business of the Florida
Sheriff's Association (FSA). The FSA is the parent
organization for the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches,
Inc., Florida's largest charity for children.
The FSA is active in lobbying efforts to promote
a positive legislative agenda and to suppress
legislation that is not in the best interest of
Board members being sworn in, shown left,
include: Sheriff Ken Mascara from St. Lucie County;
Sheriff Grady Judd from Polk County; Sheriff Susan
Benton from Highlands County; Calhoun County
Sheriff David Tatum; Sheriff Charlie Morris (incoming
president for FSA 2008-09) from Okaloosa County;
at the podium the outgoingpresident Sheriff Joey
Dobson from Baker County. Not pictured is, Sheriff
Bill Farmer from Sumter County. The board
members serve at the pleasure of their peers for
two year terms. This will be Sheriff Tatum's second
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kinds of plastics that come
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Some conscientious consum-
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entirely out of health con-
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exposure to certain chemicals
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health problems (especially
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as such are considered safe
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items and cycling through
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Take-out restaurant orders of-
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Liberty County Adult School announces recent graduates
We would like to recognize the
following individuals for earning
their High School Diplomas
or Certificate of Completions
through the Liberty County Adult
Education Center: Colby Beck,
Kaleb Clark, Dereck Crowe,
Cody Davis, Jaycob Dalton
Davis, Rachel Dean, Brittany
Dorch, Patricia Drew, Cristy
CLASS LISTS ARE NOW POSTED
Class Lists are now posted outside of W.R. Tolar School. We are
delighted to welcome several new teachers to our faculty, they are:
Lynn Guthrie, Chesnee Rudd, Hope Wilkes, Danielle Summers, Mandie
Crosby, Jessica Cherry and Cassie Vickers. Jeff Sewell, will be our
new Middle School Guidance Counselor.
Class Supply Lists are available inside the front hall of the school as
well as online at www.wrtolar.com. If you are unable to purchase your
child's school supplies, please contact his/her teacher so that he/she can
be matched with one of our sponsoring community members.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Students return Aug. 20
Ellis, Ryan Essman, Rachel
Irene Evans, William J. Evans,
James Faircloth, Megan Fletcher,
Leslie Harper, Marilyn Harris,
Derek Lamar Hemanes, Michael
Hill, Cheyenne Marie Holley,
Christopher Hyatt, Gary Robert
Jeziorski, Zac Johnson, Timothy
J. Keeling, James R. Locke,
Amanda E. McKown, Robert C.
Pelton, Jesse Pounsberry, Josh
Richards, Ashley Ann Rogers,
Amanda Sharpe and Brittany
There were 164 students
enrolled in the Liberty County
Adult School during July 2007-
June 2008. The students attained
the following achievements:
35 total diplomas were earned
through the Adult School.
35 students passed the
GED and earned High School
192 GED Literacy Completion
Points were earned (improved in
9.0-12.0 Grade level Functions).
109 ABE Literacy
Completions Points were earned
(improved in 0.0-8.9 Grade level
52 High School and/or
Middle School courses were
passed through Adult School
1 Student passed the
Test through Adult School
7 High School Seniors
received LCHS Diplomas through
Adult School Remediation/
The Liberty County Adult
Education and Even Start Center
offers a variety of services to the
public. An individual may receive
assistance in GED Preparation,
Adult Basic Literacy, Family
Literacy, Adult High School
K-3rd Open House Aug. 21,
Back to School Dance Aug.
22, 7-11 p.m.
* 4th-8th Open House Aug. 28,
Thank you to the DOC prisoners
and everyone else who helped get
our new portables set up and ready
for school, they-look great. The
two elementary computer labs and
music class have now been moved
into these spaces. We are very
excited about this because all of
our classrooms will now be inside
of the main buildings.
Beginning Band for 6th graders:
If your 6th grader is interested in
taking Beginning Band, please
contact anyone in Guidance at
643-2426, Donna Hires ext. 119,
Bess Revell ext. 118, or JeffSewell
ext. 136 for more information.
If your child did NOT attend
Pre-K, he/she needs to be registered
for kindergarten. Contact anyone
in Guidance at 643-2426, Donna
Hires ext. 119, Bess Revell ext.
118, or Jeff Sewell ext. 136.
Free/Reduced lunch forms
have to be filled out each year, for
each child in your family. These
will be sent home on the first day
If any student 6th-8th grade
is interested in being in beginner
band and did not get to sign up,
please call band director Kim
Everett and leave your name and
phone number at 643-2241 ext.
Band instruments are needed!
If you have an old band instrument
that isn't being used and you would
like to donate it to the LCHS band
program, please contact Kim
Everett at 643-2241 ext. 256.
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Liberty County Tax Collector
Quality service for your vote!
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
/ Training office staff
/ Preparing annual budget for the Department of
V Maintaining data for Tax Roll
/ Balancing and downloading Tax Roll to the Tax
V Balancing and downloading Tax Roll to the Depart-
ment of Revenue
V Handling all accounting responsibilities for the
Property Appraiser's office
V Assisting Auditors with the annual audit
A New Vision for the Tax Collector's Office:
V 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 accommodatetheir 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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Credit, FCAT Instruction, ESOL
Tutoring, and Course Credit for
Dual Enrolled Adult/High School
Students. Career Awareness and
assistance in completing college
and job applications are also
The Adult School is located at
the Liberty County Education and
Administrative Center on Hwy.
12 South in Bristol. Attendance
is flexible to meet individuals
The GED Test is administered
each month in Liberty County.
The next test is scheduled- for
August 18-19, 2008. Individuals
wishing to take the test must
register prior the test day.
If you have any questions
concerning the GED test of
would like to enroll in the Adult
Program, call Sue Summers at
643-2275, ext. 233 or Melissa
Muza at 643-2275 ext. 239.
AUGUST 6, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 31
My ever-present smile and
positive attitude motivated our
students, staff and school to
gain national recognition by
the year 2005.
Our students "caught and
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part of our marine life unit of
to a FREE BARBECUE
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Please join us at
Veteran's Memorial Park
on Friday evening,
August 8th, 2008.
Time: 7:00 PM
Nearly seven years ago I was given the opportunity to work with Okaloosa County
Schools In Florida as the administrator of a new school, THE BLENDED SCHOOL The Su-
perintendent of Schools, Don Gaetz, gave me his trust and support to develop a school unlike
any other in America. I began this school from "scratch" with only 14 students attending on
day one. Word quickly spread about our school, and within three years our enrollment sur-
passed 500 students.
My philosophy as the leader of this unique school was to DREAM BIG, set a positive role
model for my staff and students, and encourage each of them to accomplish anything in which
they believed! I gave them the freedom to REACH FOR THE SKY, and they did. Our school
gained state and national recognition, and I was Invited to speak throughout Florida and other
states to share the wonderful program we created. This job was definitely the one which
enabled me to utilize my talents and prove my belief that anything Is possible with dedication,
honesty, loyalty and hard work. I was able to fulfill my dream of building a school like no
other; a school where students experienced learning through dally hands-on experiences In
science and other areas.
After having the wonderful experience of being the administrator of the Blended School
and serving as the director of the district's Pre-Kindergarten program and a CHOICE Institute
for Vocational Education: The Crealive Arts Insitute, I felt that I was prepared with rich experi.
ences and knowledge to return home and give our children and educators the opportunity to
DREAM BIG. I KNOW that we will bring our schools state and national recognition with
your support and election of me as S Superintendent of Schools!
I am sharing photos of the some of the exciting things our students experienced and cre-
ated (a picture paints a thousand words) so that you can see what having a school leader with
a POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN can accomplish! I have the
qualifications, experience, and most of alf the energy and devotion to our County and chil-
dren to make our school district THE model for Florida and America!
Below are excerpts from letters written by my former Superintendent of Schools
and a parent for you to read. *1 have many more which I will be happy to share with youl
'You've taken a concept, a commitment to families who wanted choices in their children's education and made it a rich reality, Day after day,
family after family, course after course, you've made it possible for us to keep a promise that I made a promise to come out from inside our brick
schoolhouses and help everyone who wanted our services,
Under your leadership, Blended School has truly become a model for America, By your competence and caring you have earned the trust of a
skeptical audience, You have brought great credit on Okaloosa Schools by delivering great value,
I appreciate yourskill, admire your determination, and am delighted by your rich humor. You've made me a better person by our association
and I'm proud to have served alongside you?.
Former Superinwendent of Okalons Schoo Senator Don Goetz.
This letter is written specifically to tell you how much we appreciate Mrs, Uzell, She has just been so wonderful to us over the past two
years. Whenever we've had questions or concerns she's been there for us., She really values the opinions of the parents and our input is always
welcome, She sets a tone of acceptance and care for all children which carries over to the entire staff of the program, I think it takes a really
special person to coordinate a program such as this, and Mrs, Uzell is that person, This school is a model to me of what cooperation between
school districts and families can produce, It's an incredible program and has really enriched our daughter' life
You have a gem In Mrs. Usell, and I just wanted you to know what a wonderful job she has done.
Mra M,MizeM a parent one ofiy Snlended School students
One of our students awrt hipMsight w par, of ours ehool's wlAIon un f,
I was the
deilgntd by *no
Students took the train
to animal exhibits each
week at our Gulf Breeze
Zoo school site (Zoo U)
to study animdals such as
"NUles" die hlppo,
BL.INOND SCHOOL, students developed their own versions of jJf books at one of our oahool sites Ioated at Plorida's GuWlfearlum.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Gay Johnson Uzzell, Democrat, for Uberty County Superintendent of Schools.
Elect Gay Johnson Uzzell
for Liberty County Superintendent of Schools
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FSU professor to study best way to help African-American caregivers
-- A Florida State Univer-
sity researcher has received
a $743,000 grant from the
National Institute of Mental
Health and the Johnny Byrd
Sr. Alzheimer's Center &
Research Institute to study
the most effective methods
to provide skills training and
support to African-American
caregivers of dementia pa-
Love and compassion typi-
cally are the motivating emo-
tions for someone who takes
on the responsibility of caring
for a family member suffering
from dementia or old age, ac-
cording to Rob Glueckauf, a
professor of medical humani-
ties and social sciences in the
FSU College of Medicine.
But taking on such a re-
sponsibility often comes with
a heavy cost. A caregiver
often experiences a mix of
seemingly incompatible feel-
ings ranging from satisfaction
to isolation, frustration and
"Recent research estimates
that from 30 percent to 50 per-
cent of dementia caregivers
have clinically diagnosable
levels of depression," he said.
Mounting evidence shows
caregiving demands vary
considerably for African-
Americant caregivers, who
are substantially more likely
than other caregivers to per-
form the most demanding
caregiving tasks, including
toileting, bathing and dealing
with incontinence or diapers.
also spend a disproportionate-
ly higher percentage of their
monthly income for the care
recipient's needs, bearing a
higher economic burden than
Glueckauf's research will
compare the effects of tele-
phone-based versus in-person
skills building and support for
tia caregivers on changes in
emotional distress and health
status over time. The study is
a collaboration of FSU, Mayo
Clinic in Jacksonville, Tal-
lahassee Memorial Hospital
and Florida International Uni-
Providing support for care-
givers is more important than
ever in a state with an expand-
ing elderly population, dwin-
dling financial resources and
more elderly citizens in need
of care than can be sustained
through nursing homes and,
"The study holds great
promise for better distribu--
tion of limited state resourc-
es for dementia caregivers,"
Glueckauf said. "If the study
finds telephone intervention
as effective as face-to-face
intervention, and that's what
initial findings suggest, skills
training and support can be
offered to a wider range of
caregivers at substantially
For his African-Ameri-
can Alzheimer's Caregiving
Training and Support (ACTS)
research, Glueckauf is seek-
ing African-American adult
caregivers who care for a
loved one with dementia at
least six hours a day and have
a strong need to reduce their
stress. Those interested in
participating should call the
ACTS project staff at (850)
645-2745 or (866) 778-2724
(toll-free), or e-mail william.
- Caregivers will receive up
to $100 for their participation
in the study.
Build Better Schools for Tomorrow
Sei be the #1
Benjamin 12, Justin 5, Jarrod 10 Car g
Committed to a
better futurefor all Elect Sidney Beckwith, Liberty
of our children! County School Board, District 1.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Sidney Beckwith, Non-partisan, School Board Member District 1
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AUGUST 6,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 33
Errol Powell to run for circuit judge seat
has announced his
candidacy for Circuit
Judge, 2nd Judicial
Circuit,Group 7. Powell
is an Administrative
Law Judge at the
Judge Powell is the only
candidate for election to the
2nd Judicial Circuit, Group 7,
who has more than a decade
of experience serving Florida
citizens as an administrative
law judge. He is experienced,
impartial, competent, and
For more than 11 years,
Judge Powell has presided
over more than 1,300
cases and has had day-
in, day-out experience
in conducting hearings,
resolving disputes, and
issuing written decisions over
300 of them while remaining
calm, patient, and fair in resolving
disputes. He has the judicial
temperament needed to be a
circuit court judge.
. Judge Powell has spent
his career, over more than 28
years, serving the public, after
graduating from Florida State
University, College of Law. He
has served as an attorney at Legal
Services of North Florida; a
prosecuting attorney at the Florida
Department of Professional
Regulation; a special master and
staff director at the Florida House
of Representatives; and a hearing
officer, and now an administrative
law judge, at DOAH.
Judge Powell is active in
the legal community, including
membership. in local bar
WORKING TOGETHER...CHILDREN FIRST!
As your superintendent, together we have ...
* Maintained Calhoun
County as an Academically
High Performing District as
a grade "A" School District
* Earned four "A" schools
and one "B" school on the
* Acquired SACS District-
* Earned earned Master
Board Training and Certifi-
cation by School Board and
* Acquired $24.5 million of
Special Facilities Funding
to build the new BHS
* Utilized Best Financial
Practices (no personnel
was laid off due to the bud-
* Lowered 2 mills property
tax to 1.41 mills (2008-09)
* Developed Calhoun Coun-
ty School District's Short and
Long Range Facilities Plan
* Updated and remodeled
* Provided accidental insur-
ance coverage for ALL stu-
* Extended Voluntary Pre-K
Program to full year
* Purchased Calhoun
County's first air-conditioned
* Implemented 'Take Stock"
in Children's Scholarship
* Improved Parent/Teacher
Communication by imple-
vides parent on line access
to Students' grades
*Connect Ed-Emergency &
Notification system for par-
ents (phone and email)
* Upgraded classroom tech-
* Established In-School
* Implemented Reading
Coaches at Altha Public
School & BHS
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with pills & drug pipe
A man who had been ordered to stay away from a Ray Avenue
residence was arrested after returning to the property, according
to the Blountstown Police Department.
Residents at that address reported that Bernard Robinson was
sitting in a swing at the residence Saturday afternoon, which is
where an officer found him around 5:30 p.m.
Robinson was arrested for trespassing after warning. The police
report showed that a trespassing warning was first issued in August
2006 and had been "verbally reaffirmed" several times. Robinson
was arrested in June on the same charge.
The officer searched a black tote bag in Robinson's possession
and found several pills, including five hydrocodone pills, six
Cyclobenazzprine (muscle relaxers), some Acetaminophen,
an Oxycodone pill and one Trazodone pill, which is used as a
Also found inside the bag was a glass pipe that field-tested
positive for cocaine residue.
In addition to trespassing, Robinsonwas also charged with three
counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of
drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the county jail.
Pair arrested for domestic
battery on each other
While Barbara Pouncy was telling an officer at her house about a
fight with her boyfriend, he was on his way to the police department
to file a complaint of his own after a 911 call was made reporting
a disturbance at the Thomas Drive- residence the two share.
An officer noted that Pouncy had "obvious injury to the right
side of her neck and her right eye was swollen." Pouncy said her
boyfriend of three years, Walter Harper, had-hit her in the face
and on her neck.
In his complaint, Harper said they were in the kitchen when they
started to argue. He said Pouncy "swung first" and he defended
himself. He had no signs of injury, the officer's report noted, but
there was some unspecified damages to his vehicle.
Harper was charged with domestic violence.
When told that she was being arrested on a charge of domestic
violence, Pouncy pushed the officer away, .telling him that she
wasn't going to jail and he wasn't going to put her in his patrol car.
She was then taken into custody and driven to the police station.
In addition to the original charge, Pouncy was also charged with
resisting arrest without violence.
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failed to finish
-A warrant was issued for a
Blountstown. man on a charge
of preying, on the elderly after
a 69-year-old woman reported
that he failed to complete work
on her home over two months
after she paid him between $700
A news release from the
Blountstown Police Department
stated that the woman said she
had a verbal agreement with
Gary Lee Hudson to pressure
wash, fix the soffits and paint her
home on Morningside Circle.
She said as of last week,
he had only done the pressure
washing and left the rest of the
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The woman tried to drive off
but the car got stuck in the sand.
She said Burch pulled her out of
the vehicle and "beat her the rest
of the night." Every time she
tried to escape, he would knock
her down, she said, adding that
at one point he started strangling
her again and then stuffed dirt in
After daylight, he found he
couldn't get in the car and grabbed
a post and knocked a hole in the
She said that morning, she
grabbed her purse and ran but
he chased her down and took
her money and took her bottle
of Xanax. When she tried to run
again, he snatched at her clothes,
tearing off her shirt and nearly
pulling her pants off.
She said he then stripped off
his pants and ran naked down the
road after her, but this time she
managed to elude him.
After deputies and an
ambulance crew arrived at the
scene and transported the victim
to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
with unspecified injuries that
included bruising around her
neck and arms as well as scraps
and scratches on her legs.
The sheriff's office later
received a report from a relative
of the victim that Burch walking
on County Road 274, west of
Lake McKenzie Boulevard.
When officers picked up Burke,
they found him with $263 in cash
and 22 Xanax pills.
He denied taking the money
or the pills and said he had not
touched the woman. Instead, he
said he had pushed her away
when she tried to jump him. He
stated that it was her, not him,
who threw the tent and the grill
in the pond.
Burch was charged with felony
domestic battery by strangulation,
false imprisonment and strong
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is now accepting applications for the following positions.
Director of Health Sciences
(Full-time and part-time positions available)
Director of Health Sciences: Doctorate degree in Nurs-
ing or related field and Florida licensure as a Registered
Nurse required. Teaching and administrative experience
in a college or clinical setting preferred. Valid state driver's
Nursing Instructor: Master's Degree with at least 18 grad-
uate semester hours in Nursing or Master's Degree with
A major in Nursing and Florida licensure as a Registered
DEGREES) MUST BE FROM A REGIONALLY ACCRED-
ITED COLLEGE AND/OR UNIVERSITY
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Director of Health Sciences: Responsible for the adminis-
tration of the Health Sciences Department which includes
instructional and accreditation accountability for affiliated
curriculum and programs which includes: Bachelor De-
gree Nursing; Associate Degree Nursing; Practical Nurs-
ing; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Emergency Medical
Technician; Paramedic; and, Patient Care Assistant.
Nursing Instructor: Provide suitable instruction to classes
and individual students in multiple areas of nursing knowl-
edge, procedures and techniques in the Registered Nurs-
ing and Practical Nursing Programs. The instructor's role
will include classroom and/or clinical supervision. Duties
associated with college instruction and the institutional
mission of the College will also be part of the instructor's
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application
addressing each position competency and philosophical
requirement (available from Human Resources), a com-
pleted Chipola College employment application (available
from Human Resources); resume; references with current
addresses and telephone numbers and copies of college
transcripts to CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human Resources,
3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications for the following positions
for the 2008-2009 school year. A complete certified application listing three (3) professional
references and resume is required. It will need to be submitted in the Information and Op-
portunities section of the online application at the LCSB website, HYPERLINK "http://www.
Icsbonline.org" www.lcsbonline.org. Once in.this area, follow the "step by step" directions.
Any computer with internet access may be used, i.e. (Home, Library, One Stop Career Cen-
ter, Adult School, etc.).
-Those without computer access may come to the District Administration office and com-
plete your application. Assistance will be provided, if needed. Reasonable accommodations
fo? completing forms and interviews are available for people with disabilities when requested
ih'advance.. Fora request for reasonable accommodations, please contact the Office of the
Se. : Occupational Therapist (01)
Physical Therapist (01)
LOCATION: DISTRICT WIDE
License to provide occupational or physical therapy in the State of Florida.
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in-Occupational or Physical Therapy from an approved
*. Satisfactory completion of an internship or experience in the area of occupational or
Valid Florida Driver License. ,
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: -
Ability t6osupervise occupational or physical therapy assistants, as needed.
.* Ability to interact professionally with school and district level personnel, parents, and
other pertinent professionals. ,
.* Ability-to understand and follow current guidelines regulating the implementation of
Ability to demonstrate proficiency in oral and written presentation.
Must be able to travel to various schools, sites and homes as needed to deliver occu-
pational or physical therapy services.,
COMPENSATION: ..49,815.00 -
Applications will be received.from: August 1, 2008 August 14, 2008
EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON CLEARANCE OF FINGERPRINTS AND DRUG TEST
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. 8,6 -
AUGUST 6,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 35
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Day Camp brought
together 45 Calhoun County youth July 30-August 1. The
Day Camp was designed for children 8-12 years of age and
held at the W. T. Neal Civic Center. The camp centered on
four main goals: safety, nutrition, health, and harmony. The
camp provides an opportunity for deputies and other Sher-
iff's Office volunteers to get personally involved with the
children and build positive, healthy relationships in a setting
that is different from typical contact with law enforcement.
The children enjoyed arts and crafts, games and sports.
Classes on the dangers of cigarettes and unhealthy eating
were presented by S.W.A.T. and the County Health Depart-
ment. Officers and Staff were on hand to serve as camp
councilors and to discuss the duties of the Sheriff's Office.
On the final day of the Camp, Officer Eddie Dalton gave a
K-9 drug dog demonstration followed by Sheriff David Tat-
um awarding the children with certificates for participating
in the camp. .
The camp would not have been possible without the sup-
port of the Calhoun County Health Department and SWAT
Program, Ramsey Piggly Wiggly, Calhoun County Exten-
sion Office, Calhoun County 4-H Club, Jo-Be's Restaurant, .
Harvey's and the Blountstown Fire Department.
The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications for the following position
for the 2008-2009 school year. A complete classified application listing three (3) profes-
sional references and resume is required. It will need to be submitted in the Information
and Opportunities section of the online application at the LCSB website, www.lcsbonline.
org. Once in this area, follow the "step by step" directions. Any computer with internet ac-
cess 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 com-
plete your application. Assistance 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.
CHILD CARE WORKER
LOCATION: Early Learning Center (12 month position)
High School Diploma
Must have CDA or be willing to obtain one
Must provide written references upon request of the Superintendent
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: -15,001 $16,121
Applications will be received from: July 31 -August 13, 2008 '
EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON FINGERPRINT AND DRUG TEST CLEARANCE
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. 8-6&8.3-08
The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applications for the following position
for the 2008-2009 school year. A complete classified application listing three (3) profes-
sional references and resume is required. It will need to be submitted in the Information
and Opportunities section of the online application at the LCSB website, www.Icsbonline.
org. Once in this area, follow the "step by step" directions. Any computer with internet ac-
cess 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 com-
plete your application. Assistance 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.
Job Coach for Exceptional Education Students
Location: Liberty County High School (12 month position)
High school diploma.
Experience working with ESE students in vocational fields.
Good communication skills.
Must provide written references upon request from the Superintendent.
Develop job training plans for each eligible student.
Review program goals and objectives with ESE director and vocational specialist.
Maintain records and reports in auditable form under the supervision of the vocational
Facilitate the delivery of prescribed work experience curriculum to students identified for
Collaborate with students, supervisor/employer, teachers and other professionals.
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $18,000.00 $21,000.00
Applications will be received from: August 01 -August 14, 2008
EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON CLEARANCE OF FINGERPRINTS AND DRUG TEST
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status.
8-6 & 8-13-08
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,.
Blountsown Phone (850)674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
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-
bonline.org. Once in this area, follow the "step by step" di-
rections. Any computer with internet access may be used,
i.e. (Home, Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School,
Those without computer access may come to the Dis-
trict Administration office and complete your application.
Assistance will be provided, if needed. Reasonable ac-
commodations 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.
21st Century Project Director
ANNUAL CONTRACT POSITION
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational in-
Minimum of three (3) years successful experience as
an administrator/supervisor, or five (5) years successful
teaching experience with leadership responsibilities.
Must provide written references upon request from
Schedule transportation, tutoring, recreation and en-
richment activities on four sites.
Recruit certified teachers, volunteers, students, com-
munity, agencies and business partners.
Manage and evaluate personnel.
Manage budget for grant allocation.
Effectively communicate with all stake holders, i.e. stu-
dents, parents, staff, community agencies.
Maintain documentation of project requirements.
Analyze data and prepare quarterly reports to evaluate
COMPENSATION: $43,000.00 (Grant Funded)
Applications will be received from:
August 1, 2008 -August 14, 2008
EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON CLEAR-
ANCE OF FINGERPRINTS AND DRUG TEST
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, s
religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. 2
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seat and chair, needs paint and 1993 Mercury Cougar, V6, good
cushions; rocking recliner, brown, condition, new tires, good A/C, 24
swivel, with ottoman, like new. Call mpg, $2,500. Call 762-8491 leave
643-2812. 7-30,8-6 message. 7-30. 8-6
Shelving,6'high,aboutsixshelves, 1995 Mazda MX3, 30 to 35 mpg,
$8 each. Call 674-3264. 7-30, 8-6 $1,850. Call 819-9300 for details
and leave message. UFN
Little girl's clothes, summer/win-
ter, sizes 5-7; ladies and juniors 1989 Toyota, 4x4, new motor,
clothing, sizes 6-11, very nice, new tires, $4,500. Call 762-2393.
name brand. Call 674-3217. 7-30. 8-6
8-6,813 1987 Toyota truck, 4WD, runs
good, good shape, $2,000 firm.
Boy's denim pants, Old Navy Call 674-6940. 7-30,8-6
brand, size 14, three pairs, great
shape, $5. Call 674-3264. 8-6,8-13 1997 Chevy, pick-up, extended
cab, 4.3 liter, V6, $2,500. Call
Boy's shoes, up to size three, 447-3465.
$1.50 a pair; girls clothing, very 7-30, 8-6
expensive, size one, $1.50-$2;
box of assorted, for women girls SUVS/VANS
and boys, $5. Call 674-3264. VA
Hot water heater, 19 gallon,
MoreFlow brand, works good. Call
Microwave, small, good shape,
needs cleaning, $10. Call
Water heater, 30 gallon, electric,
with double elements, only $50.
Call 643-5372. 7-30,8.6
DCP 3-in-1, copier, printer, scanner.
Call 379-8462. 8-6, 8-13
Motorola cell phone, brand new,
prepaid, with camouflage face plate,
comes with case and chargers, $30.
Call 643-2812. .7-30,8-6
Dell laptop, Inspiron 9300, 17"
screen, 80gB hard drive, 2gB ram,
media player, CD burner, Microsoft
XP and more, $500 or best offer.
Call 643-6959. 7-30,8-6
32" RCA television, HD, true flat,
no remote, $100 or best offer. Call
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada utility
vehicle, fully loaded, four door, au-
tomatic, leather seating, A/C, heat-
er, CD, AM/FM, sunroof, $4,200
or best offer. Call 762-8269 leave
1997 Chevy Lumina, automatic,
motor runs good, $1,500 or best
offer. Call 674-8496. 8-6,8-13
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee,
power windows and locks, cruise
control, A/C, runs good, $2,500
or best offer. Call 326-3689 leave
1993 Ford conversion van, clean,
runs great, new transmission, only
$3,000 or trade for pontoon boat
or 4x4. Call 762-8726. 8-6,8-13
Bread van for storage, $700. Call
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
AUTO PARTS &
Used tires, matching set of four, like
new, P215/35/R18, only 5K miles on
them, $225 for all. Call 774-3802.
15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, lug pattern 5 on 5 1/2, $300.
Call 899-0269 or 674-7138 leave
NATO .308 FMJ, belted, every fifth
round a tracer, 200 rounds, new in
case, located in Altha, $150. Call
Savage bolt action rifle, 2007
model, synthetic stock, 3x7x9, 17
HMR, scope on rail, paid $580,
asking $400 or best offer. Call
7mm magnum deer rifle, $650 or
best offer. Call 762-2849. 7-30, 8-6
Diving board, best offer. Call
Bow Flex, complete machine, few
years old, $350. Call 227-4298 or
Pool table, 4'x8', like new, $600.
Call 762-2849. 7-30,8-6
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
Honda 500 four-wheeler, 2007
model, 4x4, like new, garage
kept, 115 hours, ready for hunting
.season, $5,900 or best offer. Call
643-6589. 8-6, 8-13
2007 golf cart, custom paint job,
20" chrome rims, $6,500 with rims,
$6,000 without. Call 674-1218.
2006 Harley Davidson Road
King, one owner, black, less than
100 miles, $14,250. Call 674-4364
or 643-7796. 8-6 T. 9-10
110 four wheeler, like new, $450.
Call 674-2469. 7-30, 8-6
2006 Suzuki G2 250cc, street bike,
60 mpg, only 675 miles, engine
guard, sissy bar for windshield,
$3,175. Call 762-2163. 7-30,8--6
2005 Honda 450 TRX, four wheel-
er, barn kept, like new, $3,800. Call
550 Kawasaki Mule, 650 hours,
full windshield, excellent condition,
$3,300. Call 639-2689. 7-30, 8-6
283 Stratos Vindicator boat,
2000 model, 19', 175 hp Johnson
motor, two fish finders, excellent
shape, $12,000. Call 643-8590.
Welded aluminum boat, 14',
diamond plated, 25 hp Evinrude,
comes with trailer, $1,500. Call
674-6940 ask for John. 7-30, 8-6
2006 pontoon boat, 18', 50 hp
motor, used eight times, Voyager
brand, galvanized trailer, like new.
Call 674-3947. 7-30, 8-6
2003 24' camper, loaded, clean,
sleeps four to six, $7,000. Call
762-8726. 8-6, 8-13
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
In Scott's Ferry, private dead-end
road, bordering St. Joe Forest w/
spring-fed creek on property.
Walking distance to Chipola River.
GREAT FOR HUNTING AND FISHING
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
160 2pc Queen
Plushtop mattress set.
New in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver.
*289 New Queen Or-
Mattress Set in Sealed
Plastic, Warranty. Can
Deliver. 222-9879. .
100*1- LEATHER 5 piece
LIVING ROOM SET.
NEW, lifetime warranty,
sacrifice $699. (delivery
5 piece bedroom set.
Brand new in box-
es $460. Can deliver
All NEW Pillowtop
King Mattress Set.
with Warranty. $350.
425-8374. Can deliver.
BRAND NEW Full Mat-
tress set, $125 or Twin
set *100 with warranty.
CHERRY Sleigh Bed
with NEW Mattress
set $375. Can deliver.
M & W Self
7 days a week service
5'x 10' ........P20 5!
10' x 10'......... 3
10' x 20' ........ 70
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
I ADOPT A PET FROM
^j,J1. THE JOURNAL
3 bedroom, 2 bath
14 x 70 mobile home
1/2 acre lot w/12 x 40dd-on
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Buy, sell and FOR SALE
trade with an ad 1993 Doublewide
trade withuan al! 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths
Highway 65 in Hosford.
$50,0To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
50,000 o Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
GREAT DANE For more information,
_ _Call Dan (850) 379-8453
Coleman campertrailer, 20', needs
repair, $500. Call 272-4597.
TOOLS & HEAVY
Coleman generator, 5000/6250,
with wheel kit, bought new in 2006,
never used, $465. Call 674-8385
Lost: Chihuahua named Max, four
months old, tan, missing from Al-
yssa Ln. in Telogia, children miss
him very much. Call 379-3055 or
Five kittens, very pretty, free to
good home. Call 643-3335 or
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.
7-2 T. 9-10
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.
Week of Aug. 2 to Aug. 9
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20: Aries, you're surrounded by what seems
like a million people, but all you want is to be alone at home. You'll
get your chance later in the week when quiet time is in store.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21: Taurus, when you think things can't
get any worse, you'll find that an unexpected person helps you through
any difficulty. Remarkable changes are in store..
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21: Gemini, people are accustomed to you
playing both sides of the fence. But that doesn't mean they have to
like it. Money issues could put you in a sour mood on Thursday.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22: Enjoy the level of comfort you have
at work, Cancer. Because things are certain to be shaken up a bit in
the weeks to come. Now might be the time to start dusting off the
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23: Relationships are tricky territory this week,
Leo. Tread very lightly around all of the people for whom you care.
Things will quiet down in time for the weekend.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22: Virgo, if ever there was a time for a
change of residence, now is it. Put your moving plans into action.
Don't overextend yourself, however. Keep a modest budget.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23: Libra, someone close to you turns to
you for some advice and support. You're just the person to get the job
done. Changes at work could put you in a new position of responsibil-
Trailer, 4'x8', for welding ma-
chine, equipped with bottle racks,
pressurized water tank and alumi-
num tool box, $500. Call 643-6585
(8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) or 643-5724.
Window A/C unit, 25,000 BTU,
good working condition. Call
379-8462. 8-6, 8-13
Utility pole, 200 amp, for trailer
house, ready for hook up, has
breakers in it. Call 674-8517.
Antique bathtub, cast iron. Call
Set of mobile home steps, large,,
metal frame with handrails, small
platform for top step, $100. Call
674-8237. 7-30, 8-6
HOMES & LAND
Double wide, four bed/two bath,
in Bristol, you move, $30,000. Call
570-9358. 8-6, 8-13
Land for sale, one acre, in Hos-
ford, high and dry, $16,000. Call
294-3511 or 379-3007. 8-6,8-13
Building, 60'x80', three parts, one
side is being worked on, one side liv-
ing quarters, middle has restaurant
equipment and antiques, zoned for
business, with two acres, owners
will hold mortgage, down payment
required. Call 674-3264. 7-30, 8-6
Mobile home, 16x70, two bed/two
bath, fully furnished, central heat
and air, $9,000. Call 272-4197.
1994 mobile home, Homes of
Legend brand, 16x80, central heat
and air, full electric, three bedroom/
two bath, comes with appliances
and two porches, must be moved.
Call 566-5170. 7-23 T10-8
Big lot on Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
LOST & FOUND
Lost: small Foxterrier, in Altha,
blackish-grey, named Blaze, neck
tag from Ark Hospital, reward of-
fered. Call 762-3370. 8-6,8-13
Dog, nine months old, half lab,
half Plot hound, has shots,
spayed, free to good home, must
have fenced ad. Call 379-9369 or
643-9799 ask for Ron. 8-6,8-13
Chihuahua, female, one year old,
$75. Call 674-3264. 8-6, 8-13
Dog, free to good home, appears
to be part Labrador, large, very .
gentle, great with children. Call
Miniature dachshund, fE
spayed, house broken, wor
pet, plays with toys etc., leas
ken, needs fenced in yard,
16" saddle, camouflage, ir
condition, $175. -Call .674
day or 674-3570 night.
Kitten, six weeks old, black
and tan, weaned, free to e
home. Call 762-1928.
Puppies, yellow and chc
labs, will be ready August 8
each. Call 272-0358 after
Four puppies, Red Nos
bulldog puppies, four montl
$100 each. Call 762-8844.
Kittens, free to a good hon
weeks old, litter box trained
Wanted: family of five lo\
Bristol, looking for a three
room rental. Please call 643
Wanted: oak trees for fire
if you are cutting down oal
need to get rid of them, yc
bring and dump them here, i
of trailer or truck loads at
limbs are okay. Call 674-831
Wanted: Buzz Light Year fig
from Disney's Toy Story rr
good working condition, w
accessories. Call 379-3744.
Wanted: Old house maga
Ladies Home Journal, So
Living, Better Homes and'G
etc. Call 643-3688.
Multi-family sale, Saturday, August
9, 8 am.-2 p.m. (cT), Hwy 20 West,
two miles from Blountstown at cov-
ered wagon, antique furniture, pie
safe, enamel topped kitchen cabi-
net, vintage oak school furniture,
antique books, pottery collectibles,
yard art, plants, for photos e-mail
Yard sale, Saturday, August 9, 8
a.m.-2 p.m. (CT), two miles West of
Blountstown, next to covered wag-
on, glass patio table with chairs,
cushioned patio set, golf bag, lug-
gage, little girls clothing and shoes,
women's clothing, me'n's clothing,
young men's tee-shirts, household.
items and more. Call Cherie White
at 674-4640. 8-6
Four-family sale, Saturday, August
9, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. (ET), 8/10 of a mile
down Hoecake Road from Hwy. 20,
books, fumiture, quilt scraps and
fabric, household items, old com-
puters, new printers, beds. Call
Mulit-family sale, Saturday, Au-
gust 9, begins at 7 a.m. (cT), 1 1/2
miles West of Shelton's Store, take
a right on 73A, one mile on left in
Altha, watch for signs, South Pole
jeans in. size 34, juniors sizes 3-5,
kids' clothes, belts, two drawer file
cabinets, miscellaneous, no early
birds. Call 762-2322. 6-6
Yard sale, Saturday, August 9,
200/20 Hintz Avenue, N.E. Blount-
stown, begins at 8 a.m., ladies
shoes in size 8, some of which have
,never been worn, all season, really
good selection, new weed eater
and other items. Call 674-8038.
Yard sale, Saturday, August 9, be-
gins at 8 a.m., located on Hwy 12
South, 1/4 of a mile past the saw-
mill on the left. Call 643-3783. 8-6
most, Garage sale, Saturday, August 9,
85. 9 a.m.-1p.m., cancel if rain, 15388
8-6,8-13 NW JW Rackley in Altha, DVDs,
collectables, clothes, dollar bag
urine, sale. Call 762-3477. 8-6
vith all Yard sale, Saturday, August 9,
8 a.m.-1 p.m (ET), at the home of
7-30,8-6 Ricky and Sharmon Parrish, 10807
NW Spring Branch Road in Bris-
izines, tol, signs will be posted, clothes,
uthern kitchen items and sets, household
arden, goods and decor and miscellaneous
7-30.8-6 items. Call 544-1884. 8-6
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Free tutoring offered at Blountstown Elementary School
Your child could be eligible
to receive free tutoring though
the Supplemental Educational
Services (SES) program for the
2008-2009 school year.
Does my child qualify?
Students who are eligible
for free or reduced-price lunch
and who attend Title I schools*
that failed to make Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP) for three
or more consecutive years are
eligible for these services.
If your child attends
School and is eligible for free
or reduced-price lunch then they
qualify for tutoring services.
However, the district will give
priority to the lowest performing
students if there is not enough
funds to provide services to all
eligible students whose parents
Monthly grief support group meets
MARIANNA- Feelings of grief and loss can be overwhelming.
For this reason, Covenant Hospice will be offering a monthly
grief support group in Marianna at Covenant Hospice, located at
4440 Lafayette St. (in the Old Danley Building across from the
Courthouse), from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of every
month. Those who attend will have the opportunity to explore
their grief in a safe and caring environment.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14. The support
group is free but registration is required. Light refreshments will
be served. .To register for this support group, or for additional
information, call January McKeithan at .(850) 482-8520 or (888)
VOTE FOR AND ELECT
for Liberty County
School Board Member,
A NEW voice for OUR children!
Hello, I'm Greg Brandon running for School Board
Member, District 2. I am employed as a Quality Control
Technician with C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. My wife
Laurie is -employed at W.R. Tolar School and we have
three children attending Liberty County Schools. We,
as parents, are very concerned about the future of our
schools. Children are our hearts and nothing is more
important than their well-being and education.
While visiting with many of you, I have found that you
too are concerned with the reduced education funding by
Florida Legislation, as well as, the rising costs of goods
and services. Millions of dollars are awarded each year in
federal education grants. Given the opportunity to serve,
I promise to diligently investigate, pursue, and secure
these grant dollars. Facility improvements, funded by
these monies, will be needed for forthcoming growth. I
am confident by working together with determination and
leadership we can achieve our goals and be proud as
our schools earn an "A!"
Election Day is drawing near and should I miss visiting
with you at your home or business remember GREG
BRANDON when you go to the polls. I ask for your vote
and support during the early election period of August 11th-
24th or on August 26th. Should you have any questions
or concerns, feel free to contact me at 643-5516.
Thank You, Greg Prandon
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request the services.
What is SES?
SES is a program that offers
free tutoring to eligible students.
Blountstown Elementary School
receives federal title I funds to
assist students in meeting state
Tutoring is offered in
mathematics or reading/
language arts. This tutoring
takes place outside of the regular
school day. Each provider offers
a different program on different
days at different locations. After
you learn more about each of the
providers, you will choose the
provider that can best meet the
needs of your child. Tutoring
will start by October 15, 2008.
How can I learn more?
You can go online at www.
calhounflschool.org and select
Title I to see a list of the
providers and download an SES
A Provider Information Fair
will be held at Blountstown
Elementary School on Aug. 15
from 8 a.m. 12 p.m. You can
meet with providers and talk
about the program that may best
meet your child's needs.
If you have questions or need
additional information, please
contact Vicki Davis at 674-8734
ext 225 or Jenny Hill ext 223.
Vote for and Elect
Calhoun County School Board District 1
My name is Danny Ryals and I am seeking the office of Calhoun County School Board
District 1. My wife, Lynn Peacock Ryals, and I are both natives of Calhoun County and
graduated from Blountstown High School and Altha High School, respectively. We have
been in business for 23 years, opening R&R Warehouses in 1985 and Danny Ryals Real
Estate in 1997. Our children, Audrey Lynn and Daniel, will be in the sixth and fourth
grade this school year. We are members of First Baptist Church in Blountstown. I cur-
rently serve on the following boards and committees:
* Chipola State College Board of Trustees- Appointed by the Governor to represent Cal-
* Take Stock in Children Scholarship Committee since its inception.
* Blountstown Rotary Club member-The Rotary Club holds fundraisers to provide scholar-
ships for Altha and Blountstown students.
* Calhoun County Senior Citizens Board of Directors for over ten years.
* Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors-President for two years.
* Community Traffic.Safety Team Committee
RUNNING FOR THE RIGHT REASONS!
I am running for School Board because I am very concerned about the education of all
children in Calhoun County schools, those attending now and in the years to come. The
decisions we make today are not temporary and we need someone with long range vision
to serve the children and citizens of Calhoun County.
I can use the knowledge that I have gained as a businessman and board member
to make sure that our hard earned tax dollars are spent wisely and for the benefit of the
students throughout the county. I will use the contacts that I have made locally and on a
state level as a Chipola College Trustee to help obtain funding for our schools.
I have the Experience, Leadership, Dedication, Passion, Energy, and most of all
Common Sense to do the best job for the School Board District 1 Position.
When you go to the polls, your vote should be for the candidate who will work the
hardest to make the best decisions based on facts and careful study, not politics.
Vote for the candidate who will listen to your concerns.
Vote for the candidate who will save you money whenever possible.
Vote for the candidate with a proven record of serving the community.
Vote for the candidate best qualified to serve you.
Vote for Danny Ryals for Calhoun County School Board District 1.
I will try to visit personally with everyone but I know that will be difficult to do. If
I miss you or if you have any questions or would like for me to visit you, you may
contact me at: Office 674-5478 Cell 899-6472 Home 674-3884
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To The People of Liberty County,
Soon I will turn over the office of Sheriff to a successor. That
will be a day of mixed emotions for me. On the one hand, I will
be very sad to leave the office. On the other hand, I will be look-
ing forward to having more time for my family and myself. At the
end of this term, I will have been your sheriff for 24 years. That
is six times that you have elected me to this important office.
I am one of the longest serving sheriffs in Florida. In electing
me like this, you have given me an honor that I never imagined
would be mine. I owe each of you a debt of gratitude that I will
never be able to repay.
I grew up in Liberty County. As a teenager I joined the Merchant Marine Service during the
second World War and delivered critically needed supplies to U.S. forces all over the world. Af-
ter the war, some of my friends and I joined the Army. I went through paratrooper training and
was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where I would spend
the rest of my Army career. I achieved Master Jumper status in that unit. I was a jumpmaster on
parachute drops. I was a squad leader and platoon sergeant in infantry units in that great orga-
nization. I learned the nature of being ready to go anywhere in the world on a moment's notice.
Many of the talents I used in the sheriff's office were developed in that organization. But that also
had to come to an end. After retirement I returned to Liberty County.
A few years later I decided to go into politics and ran for the office of sheriff. I have seen an unbelievable growth in this office. When
I took the office it was just one deputy and me. The jailer was also the dispatcher and lived in the jail. The jailer's wife cooked the
meals for.the inmates. Of course, we only had two to five inmates in jail at a time. Then Liberty County began to grow. That meant the
sheriff's office had to grow. And grow we did. We have had to build an addition onto the jail to accommodate the growing number of
inmates. We can now house 90 inmates. It is not unusual for us to have 60-70 prisoners per day in the jail. And we see that number
continually growing. We now have a female section that can handle 25 female inmates. Our deputy staff has grown as has our correc-
tions staff. Both groups require more professional training than ever
before. We have added programs that no one could have foreseen
when I was first elected. But in all of this growth, I have tried to never
lose sight of the fact that we serve families in this county and have
tried to keep our jail and our deputies a little more flexible and friendly
than in other counties. Now I have to say goodbye to all of this.
It would be irresponsible of me just to walk away and let chance se-
lect your next sheriff. Because I have so much love for Liberty County
and its people, I wholeheartedly endorse as my successor,
Donnie Conyers. Donnie is the very best man we could
have in this office. He has been my Chief Deputy/Un-
dersheriff for 16 years. I know him very well. I know the
love and concern that Donnie has for people and for this
county. I know his professionalism. I know that he will
respond to changing times by developing new policies
and procedures to match the growing demand. He will
be his own man. He will continue to be available to you
day or night. I am grateful that our staff also joined with
me in encouraging the election of Donnie as our next sheriff. I strongly encourage all of those who have
supported me in the past to support Donnie Conyers. You would honor me by voting for Donnie.
I do not know how much longer I have left on this earth. But I do know that it can never be as thrilling as the time that you have let me
be your sheriff. You have honored this old country boy and I thank you and love you for it.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Donnie Conyers, Democrat for Sheriff