Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Alternate Title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: December 10, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
United States of America -- Florida -- Calhoun
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Volume ID: VID00129
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S2 12/29/2009

Man killed

in logging


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A falling tree claimed the life of a logger working
in the Johnson Swamp area of Liberty County last
week, according to a report from the' Liberty County
Sheriff's Department.
Killed was 42-year-old Samuel F. Peterson of
Skidder operator Jesse D. Parker, 19, was working
with Peterson moments before the fatal accident
on Dec. 2. Parker said he began driving his skidder
forward after Peterson hooked a cable to a tree. Parker
said he was looking to the rear when he noticed the tree
he was pulling, rubbing against another tree. He then
looked to his left and saw a tree fall and hit Peterson,
knocking him to the ground.
Parker ran to help the injured man, who was holding
his right arm and asking "What just happened?"
Peterson asked Parker to help him sit up and he
assisted him, but Peterson said his stomach was hurting
and soon laid back down.
Parker called out to his father, logging foreman
Thomas "Buddy" H. Parker, 54, and told him to call
When the ambulance arrived, emergency medical
workers attempted to revive Peterson, who was not
breathing and did not have a pulse. He was declared
dead at the scene at 5:20 p.m.
The body was transported to the medical examiner's:.
office in Tallahassee and an autopsy was conducted
the next day.
Cpl. Todd Wheetley of the Liberty County Sheriff's,
Department said the tree hit Peterson on the right side
of his back, tearing his rib cage and severing his aorta,
causing rapid blood loss.

Strawn sentenced

to 5yrs. probation

in Liberty Co. case
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A former Calhoun County law enforcement
officer who was charged with two counts of sexual
misconduct with female inmates in Liberty County
was sentenced last week.
Circuit Court Judge Ralph Smith withheld
adjudication and sentenced William Strawn, 42, to
five years probation on Dec. 1 in Bristol, according
to the Liberty County Clerk's Office. Strawn was
ordered to surrender his law enforcement certification
and banned from seeking future employment in law
The judge's decision allows Strawn- who entered
a plea of no contest to apply for early termination of
his probation after three years if he has no violations
and all conditions are met.
Strawn was working as a transportation officer at the
time in Calhoun County when he went to the Liberty
County Jail, which houses female inmates for Calhoun
County, and told the jailer he needed the two women
to help clean up following an event at the civic center
in Bristol. The three.went to the civic center and then
later drove to the-horse area, where the women said
they had sex with him.
Strawn is scheduled to appear in Calhoun County
Court in January to face charges of bribery and
solicitation of prostitution. He was arrested in April
after being seen in a videotaped encounter at a
former inmate's home, negotiating with her for sex
in exchange for making things easier on her husband,
who was in the Calhoun County Jail at the time.


Volume 28, Number
Volume 28, Number 50

After enjoying a Christmas
parade through Blountstown
filled with flashing lights
and sirens, folks went to
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement for a quieter
celebration Saturday night.
Families toured the grounds,
sipped hot chocolate and
enjoyed the decorations.
Many paused to enjoy the
warmth of a bonfire between
visits to the settlement

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008


at the Pioneer
Settlement in

A wave


Santa waves to kids
gathered along the
road to watch Saturday's
annual Altha Christmas
Parade. See more
on both of Saturday's
parades inside on
pages 16 &17.


Sheriffs Log.....2

Community Calendar.....4 Veterans remember Pearl Harbor.....5

News from the Pews.....13

Birthdays...10 Weddings...11 Tree Lighting...12 Schools...18 20 Obituaries...22 Classifieds...26 & 27

7 1812 00900 8


Suspicious person report results in

arrest for methamphetamine & pills

A report of suspicious person
at a Bristol convenience store
around midday Friday resulted
in the arrest of a Pensacola
man on charges of drug
trafficking and possession of
Lt. Todd Wheetley arrived
to find what appeared to be an
unconscious man in the driver's
seat of a pickup parked at the BP
Station around 11:14 a.m.
When the- driver responded
to a knock on his window, he
appeared to be incoherent,
according to the arrest report. As
he opened the door, Wheetley
noticed an electronic scale like
those commonly used to weigh
narcotics tucked in a pocket of
the driver's door.
The man in the vehicle
was identified as Scott Oliver
Howell, 31. Howell said he was
waiting for his brother to come
back to the truck. Wheetley
became suspicious because a
large laundry basket was in the
passenger's seat of the single
cab vehicle, making it unlikely
anyone had just stepped out of
the truck.
FHP Trooper Jason King and
Lt. Dussia Shuler of the Liberty
County Sheriff's Department
searched the store and did
not find anyone matching the
description Howell gave of his
Howell reached toward the
center console area before
complying with an officer's
request to step out of the


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During a pat down search,
Wheetley found a concealed
knife in a holster on Howell's
left hip that was hidden under
his shirt. While emptying his
pockets, Howell was seen
attempting to conceal an item
wrapped in tissue which turned
out to be a pipe with apparent
methamphetamine residue.
After Howell was placed
under arrest, a blue plastic bag
that held methamphetamine
was found in his mouth. A clear
plastic bag of the same substance
was found in a'cigarette pack
taken from the front pocket of
Howell's shirt.
During a search of the
truck, officers found another
pipe with what appeared to
be methamphetamine residue
along with a bottle of eight
hydrocodone pills that were
found in a compartment over
the rear view mirror. Ten
more hydrocodone pills were
discovered in a cigarette pack in
the console. A white residue was
found on the scales that were in
the driver's door tested positive
for methamphetamine.
A total of $460 in cash was

found on Howell. Forfeiture
proceedings were started on his
2001 Chevrolet pickup.
Howell gave a taped statement
later that afternoon admitting
that the methamphetamine and
the pills were his and said no
one else was with him at the
Howell was charged with
trafficking in hydrocodone,
possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell
(methamphetamine), carrying a
of drug paraphernalia.
He was released the next day
on $23,500 bond.

Man arrested for

making threats,

trying to start fight
AFriday afternoon disturbance
at a trailer park ended with the
arrest of a man on a charge of
disorderly intoxication, according
to a report from the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office.
Lt. Adam Terry responded to a
complaint at Joe Webb's Trailer
Park on N.E. Hickory Street
at 1:44 p.m. There he found a
highly-intoxicated 55-year-old
Lawrence Nathan Taylor standing
in front of a residence.threatening
a man, trying to start a fight
and using profanity in front of
In addition to drinking heavily,
Taylor was uncooperative with
the deputy as he was placed under
arrest and taken to the county

A Blountstown woman was
arrested Dec. 2 on a charge of
exploitation of an elderly person
after she reportedly opened a cell
phone account using the name
and personal information of her
83-year-old aunt.
The aunt, Annie Mae Dudley,
notified the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office this summer that
she was getting calls from a bill
collector about money owed on a
cell phone account. Dudley told
Sgt. Mark Mallory that she has
never owned a cell phone.
It was later learned that an
account had been established
about two years ago in Dudley's
name by her niece, Juanita Smith,
44, who admitted she used her
aunt's date of birth and other
personal information to set up the
account, over the phone. Smith
said her aunt gave her permission
to open the account. Dudley said
she knew nothing about it until
bill collectors started calling.
Smith agreed to make payments
on the bill earlier this year. When
she failed to follow through, her
aunt contacted the sheriff's office
once more.

Based on Smith's statements
and records from the phone
company, Mallory determined
that the niece fraudulently
obtained a cell phone account

in Dudley's name. She was not
charged with fraud since the
statute of limitations for criminal
use of personal identification had

Two more charged in Nov.

brawl on S.R. 20 in Bristol
Two more people have been charged in a brawl that spilled out
onto State Road 20 in Bristol last month.
Christina A. Keith and Dannyelle White were both charged with
battery on Dec. 2, according to a report from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department.
Two employees of the DOC Inspector General's Office were
traveling through Bristol when they drove up on a brawl involving
eight people both men and women the night of Nov. 14.
They told the sheriff's office that two different cars almost ran
into them as they were driving by the scene. When they stopped their
vehicle and got out in an attempt to break up the biawl, everyone
Deputies found evidence of the fight in the road and on the north
right-of-way, across from Whitfield's Recycling.
A deputy later determined that Heather Pierce, Greg Pierce, Jeffrey
Parker and Bridgett Stewart were involved in a fight with White, Keith,
Timothy Mayo and Chris Hardin. According to his report, White,
Keith, Mayo and Hardin stopped on the side of the road after seeing
the other four outside drinking.
Shortly after the incident, Heather Pierce was charged with
aggravated battery, Jeffrey Parker was charged with aggravated battery
and use of a deadly weapon and a warrant for Greg Pierce was issued
for aggravated battery.

Dec. 1
*Frank Johnson, VOCP.
Dec. 2
*Donald Register, VOP.
*Thomas Zackery Jacobs, VOP.
*Nick Shawn Roberts, violation of suspended sen-
*Juanita Lenet Smith, exploitation of an elderly person
or disabled person.
Dec. 3
*Travis Leon Carter, possession less than 20 grams,
possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license
suspended or revoked.
Dec. 4
*Craig Arnold Smith, VOP (Gulf Co.).
*James Alfred Taylor, passing worthless bank check
(4 times), passing worthless bank check (5 times, Jack-
son Co.).
*Ryan Gray, failure to appear (3 times).
-Donald Quattlebaum, VOCP.
*David Margill, criminal mischief.
*Keith Summerlin, VOCP (LCSO).
*Mary Hicks, failure to appear (9 times).
*Lorraine Dunklin, VOP.
Dec. 5
*Lawrence Taylor, disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 6
*Matthew Revell, sentenced from court
*Buel Dwayne Smiley, lewd and lascivious exhibi-
Dec. 7
*Bryan Keith McGilton, leaving the scene of an ac-
cident, unregistered vehicle.

Dec. 2
*Cristina A. Keith, battery.
*Dannyelle White, battery.
*Juanita Smith, holding for CCSO.
Dec. 3
*Erfain C. Martinez, trespassing of a structure.
*Donnell Alonzo Hills, VOP (county).
Dec. 4
*Mary Inez Hicks, holding for CCSO.
*Jan Renee Capps, possession of crack cocaine, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than
20 grams of marijuana, introduction of contraband.
*Kristen Michelle Paul, possession of crack cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest with-
out violence.
*Christina Couch, VOP (state).
Dec. 5
*Scott Oliver Howell, trafficking an illegal drug (hy-
drocodone), possession of a controlled substance with
intent to sell (methamphetamine), possession of drug
paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon.
*Michael Bramblett, grand theft:
Listings include name followed by charge. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until
proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec. 1 thru Dec. 7, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents...............01 Traffic Citations.................10
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....110
Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints....................... ...................... 126

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Continued from the
previous page

Two arrested on crack charges

after worried relative calls law

A Blountstown woman was
arrested last week after worried
family members contacted
the Liberty County Sheriff's
Department to express concern
that she had a problem with
crack cocaine and was at a Smith
Circle residence known for drug
Major Donnie Conyers, Lt.
Dussia Shuler and Cpl. Todd

Poor driving near
jail leads to traffic
stop and arrest
A man who got a little careless
as he drove past the Calhoun
County Jail was pulled over after
a deputy noticed him crossing the
center yellow line as he traveled
west on State Road 20 around
10:05 a.m. on Dec. 3.
When he was stopped by
Calhoun County Sheriff's Deputy
Eddie Dalton, the driver, 23-year-
old Travis Leon Carter said he
was trying to light a cigarette
when he accidently drove across
the road into the oncoming lane.
Carter told the deputy he did not
have his license with him. When
Carter leaned over to retrieve his
insurance information, the deputy
noticed some loose marijuana
shake on the center console of
the vehicle and asked the driver
to step out.
During a search, a plastic
bag of marijuana was found in
Carter's right front pants pocket.
Carter initially denied it was his
but then admitted it belonged to
him but he had forgotten the bag
was in his pocket.
During a later search of the
vehicle, a rolled-up marijuana
blunt was found in the passenger's
side floorboard.
Carter was charged with
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia and driving while
license suspended or revoked
with knowledge.

Wheetley went to a home on
Smith Circle where they were
told 24-year-old Kristen Michelle
Paul would be.
When they arrived, they heard
someone inside running to the
back of the building.
Inside they found two women
in the front room. In plain view
on the couch was a metal rod
like those commonly used to
clean crack pipes, according to
the sheriff's department probable
When asked about Paul, the
women said she was in a back
bedroom. Paul then opened
the bedroom door and stepped
out into the front rooin, visibly
nervous and shaking.
When she refused to answer
their questions as to her iden-
tity, she was taken into custody
on a charge of resisting an of-
ficer without violence. During
a search, officers found a crack
pipe with residue in her left front
jeans pocket.
Officers then asked to search
the purse of Jan Renee Capps,
who was sitting in the front
room. Several crack pipe filters
with residue were discovered in
her purse, along with two clear
plastic bags containing a small
amount of marijuana, two met-
al rods and a crack pipe with
residue, according to the ar-
rest report. Another crack pipe
with residue was found during a
search of her vehicle.
In addition to the resisting
charge, Paul was also charged
with possession of ctack cocaine
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Capps was charged with
possession of crack cocaine, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana and introduction
of contraband after some crack
cocaine was found in.her mouth
when she was taken to jail.

Man arrested for trespassing

found with victim's cell phone

A21-year-old man was arrested
for trespassing after he reportedly
walked into a home on N.W.
Hickory Lane in Bristol around
11 a.m. last Wednesday. .
According to a report from
Sgt. James Lowreyofthe Liberty
County Sheriff's Department,.
Efrain Garcia Martinez of
Blountstown entered the residence
of 24-year-old woman without
her permission.
The victim said Martinez
opened her front door and walked
in, grabbed her arm and pushed

her over a couch. He took her cell
phone and bit her right forearm
before taking a knife from the
kitchen and threatening to kill
himself, according to the arrest
Garcia then dropped the knife
and ran out the front-door, she
He was found a short distance
from the residence and once taken
into custody, was discovered to
be in possession of the victim's
cell phone.


Nutcracker 2008

a huge
On Sunday ),
Dec the L bem
Nlislc .and Drama
iii o pe, i nidel
the d ii L i o n
of local ballet
Siintlcttor, Bouilia
DeL k. presented
its f o i.i i h
annual holiday ,
production of
The Nuiciackei
Sti \i, cast
inembers from
Liberr,. Calhoun.
Leon, Jackson.
and Gadsden
county les and
rangiine from
ages 3 to- "'
performed to a
.ell out cro\d of


One of the local
dancers in their
solos as performed
in the 2nd Act of
The Nutcracker.

appiO lii atel, 5 1.1 Thiee piotfe'-.ioLal
dancer from DanceAhl e National Ballet
performed brilliant, alone-ide the local
d. .irLcers
Tlhe perforn.ince included not onl,
Clasi Iallf Set s to Cla -i, 1al 1lusiI bL it
j,,o drl' lJ. ald !lM ,i!lelits '.t LI-OllCd The
ie'ponsr..c .. Jdiience dlli eied a 'taiidin,
o atlon at the end ofi the perform 1ce
The perfoormiance A as sp' ed in p.i I
Ib, the L Liber, ouni A-\rts 'Council Libe!i-,
(iount', Boa.rd of C'oulnf, Coliin'isitlon.
Flit da, Deparn nt nir of Staite. Dr. iioni if
Cuiltiial A.- tairs. the Florida Council and
the national Endoment Ifoi thic Arts

Schedule for flu

shots in Calhoun
Flu I shots aie still j ailable in Cal-
ho'un Countr. TIThel c\'. t tvo date are-
*NlonJa,\. Dec. I5 Altha Li-
brari from 2-5 p.m.
*Tuesda\. Dec. 16 -- Huch Creek
Librar, from 2-5
The fee f-i filu shot' is $'211. cash or
check i \\e \\ill also accept straight
Medicare ino HhlOs please i and BCBS
State PPO Plea.e bring ', o insurance
cald and a photo ID %itit ',co
Thi's is a coinmunit', ser\ ice of the
Calhoun Cuntr,P Health Department, the
Calhoiun Counr, Libiar, and The Blue
Foundation for a Health', Florida.

Nettle Ridge Fire

Dept. plans free

breakfast Dec. 13
On Satmrda.,. Dec. 13 fiLn "-1Ii
Nettle Ridge Fire Rescue Department
\\ill be cooking breakfast for the .local
Ci lllllll 0 ,.
The breakfast \ill be absolutely\ free
and until it is all gone The fire blouse is
located on Gum Street in Pine Island.
If', on ha\ e ani questions or x would like
to \ oliteer to help. call Chief Rick-\ Hires
at 7-4-105I4.

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

Christmas Train 7 It 1,0 p.m
Vel r.errans Ral3road
Dance. 6 r pm n meircnjn
Legi:'ri Hall in louni'lel n

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* Walk-A-Weigh Program. 9 a m.. Veterans Memorial ParlC Civr: Center
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5 30 p m -lihna 1cblunteer Fire Departrment
* AA 6 30 p m, Libertv Co Courhoiuse iaest side enirancei
* Liberty Comm. Health Care, p nm t leran-. C ,ic Center room 10
S LCHS Girls Por St. Inc, .1' .tP,, pi i E T

ANNIVERSARY B"iliki .& Sliefficl;l' 5Siitl
* AA, 6 30 p.rm Liberl Co Courlhouse (west side enriancei
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park Ci.ic Center
- Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p m Veterans Memorial ParK Civic Center
. Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce. 12 noon. Calhoun Co Sr. Citizens
* Calhoun Co. Commission. 5 p.m., Calhoun Co. Courthouse
- Calhoun Co. Industrial Developmental Authority. 5 p.m.. Calhoun Co.
EOC, room G-35
- Health Care Council, 5 30 p.m Velerans Memorial Park Civic Center
- Brownie Troop 158, 7-8:30 p.m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cenler
* Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge. 7 p m, Masonic Lodge, Biounlstown
* Hosford-Telogia VFD, 7.30 p.m., Hosford Fire Station

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Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol
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* Rotary Club noon, Cair-houn-Libtery -Holspial
* Weight Loss Support Group. 1 30 p.rmr Sheilon Park Library
* AA, 7 p Clhun C oun unlt Old Ag Bldg eas': dooir, in Iroinl of 1a l
* Liberty Co. Children's Coalition. 11 a m Eniergeni:y rlg Buildiinq
* 4-H Sportsman Club, aNier srhiol VeTlrans kleri'riral Park Cri C ir

* iP i il'l n ,ll'l' I irls,Ba,k lhallh s. tilha
* Liberty Women's Club, 11 a m, Bm B, Ba..iskl)ll \h01 i
Anita ougu e's House in 1Brisicli H "" ' r'. :Ip i
* Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce,
Board cl Direc:ors., 12 p.m Conference rm.
* Search & Rescue. 6 30 p m Wesiside
Fire DepI in Blounisiiliwn
* AA 7 p m bas-?menl ..o Calhoun Counly Courlhouse


Library offers

free gifts to kids

during December
Durini, the nonth of Dec, the Harrell

\\ca' er lMenotial Librar', in Hlosford
I Ill he gil in a gi1 to each child, an es
3-9, that checks out a hook. as long ais the
gils last
Bring ,iout child to either of these
lbiraries diniing December. \\ien the child
checks lout a hook the, \ ill recerie a gift
furol under the tiee
The holida;i are good tines tor children
to read about Chnristmas and \\ hat it means
So. come enjoy \our public Iibrares and
check out books to read.

The Marianna

Gathering Place

Foundation plans

dinner & dance

Friday, Dec. 12
anaiiauna Gathering Place Fountdation
,ill hai e a dinnri dance on Frida',. Dec.
12 idinuier 15 optioial. Older on ilnelu or
fion!, tl[e ibffet)
Pioceeds from this Holida', Benefit \, ith
li\ e nmuic \ ill go_ to help the Faith Health
Clinic in Marianniia The;, pro- ide free
health caie to patent c i ho qualify.
Com e olnin i for fello\shlip, fun and
pi, zes Cost \ ill be $S per person o01 5
per couple
For more Information call 52h--45hl

Drag racing and

bog-in Dec. 13
The Biake-awa\ Drai\\.i, in Fountain.
\\ill be holding a dila, iace and bog-in.
Saturday Dec 13 at 10 a.m.
The drag\\ a,, Is collection To\ s for Tots
so brimn a to\ for th e kids.
For directions or more information check
out the \\ eb sirteat \\ \\x\.brake a\ adi-ag~ \ a\.
coin or call 762-.96

The Seiiot Citizens centers in Libertr
Count \\will be closed tor Chiistinas
holiday, s on Thursda,,. Dec. 25 and Fnda\.
Dec 26
For more information or questions
contact, Jeannette at ,43-569U1

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

Johnny Eubanks................Publisher
Teresa Eubanks...................... Editor
Gina Brooks...................Bookkeeper
Missy Tanner..................Advertising
Debbie Duggar....Productlon Assistant
OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F,
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


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Area veterans gathered Friday at the depot
behind Veterans Memorial Civic Center in
Bristol for a special flag-raising ceremony in
memory of Pearl Harbor. TOP RIGHT Guest
speaker Dale Doss, who was a Prisoner of War
for five years, raises the POW/MIA flag. Doss
was the event's guest speaker. Flags were
dedicated to seven branches of the service.
Photos by Janet Patterson & Beth Eubanks


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computer security breach affecting 250,000

The Agency for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) is continuing to
take action to address a security
breach that recently occurred on
a test server. Upon discovery, the
Agenc, inumediatel\ contacted

the appropriate law enforcement
agencies, began a thorough
investigation and promptly
coordinated with all major
external search engine companies
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longer accessible to the public.
The Agency has no reason to
believe any personal information
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"We are committed to serving
the people of Florida and to
maintaining the public trust at its
highest level," said Monesia T.
Brown, Director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation. "We
are thoroughly investigating this
matter and are making every
effort to enhance the security of
our computer systems."
The security breach occurred
on an Agency test server for 19
days in October 2008 and resulted
in'the exposure of the names
and Social Security numbers of
approximately 250,000 customers
who received services through
Florida's One-Stop Career
Centers between January 2002
and November 2007.
"To my knowledge, nobody's
been adversely impacted at this
time. AWI has said it does
not appear that any of this
information was obtained for
illegal purposes," said Richard
Williams, Executive Director of
the Chipola Regional Workforce
Development Board.
"This was not a breach at the
local level," Williams stressed.
He said some people have
contacted the Marianna office to
see if their information had been
He said anyone concerned that
their identification information
may be at risk can go to www. to find
out. "Put in your name and the last
four digits of your Social Security
number and the agency will
contact you if your information
was compromised," he said..
The Agency is also taking the
following actions:

Notifications are currently
being mailed to the affected
A complete review of the
Agency's technology policies and
procedures is underway.
A web page is available
at: http://www.floridajobs.
org/security/ to provide more
information about this issue, and
to allow concerned citizens to
access an automated function,
which will let them determine if
their information was included in
the affected data files.
All affected partners are
being notified to ensure optimal
customer service and assistance
to concerned Floridians.
Management teams are
continuing to work diligently
to protect the confidentiality of
stored personal data.
To protect against identity theft,
the Florida Attorney General's
Office recommends concerned
Floridians should:
Carefully review credit and
debit card statements and monitor
all transactions. If unauthorized
activity is detected, they should
immediately contact their card
company and/or bank.
Learn about preventing
identity theft by visiting the
Florida Attorney General's
website, at: www.myfloridalegal.
corn, and clicking on the Fraud
and Scams link under Consumer
Access a free credit history
report and information on how to
place a free fraud alert on their
files in national credit databases
from the Attorney General's

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I was in the electronics section of one
of the local stores, and I met a young
S man who had been hired as .temporary
- Christmas help. He was very helpful,
and in the course of looking at comput-
S" ers, we struck up a conversation.
I assumed that he was in the local
college, but he said that he wasn't in
- school because he couldn't afford to
pay the tuition. He said that he was tak-
ing whatever work that he could get to
make enough money to buy a car be-

cause his only means of transportation was his bicycle.
S About the same time that I spoke with this young man,
I read that the cost of college tuition in Florida was being
increased 15%. The rationale for the increase was that
S, Florida has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country,
and tuition rates should be increased to be on par with
other states.
I have a eighteen-year-old granddaughter that will fin-
So.% ish high school this coming spring. She and her parents
have applied to a number of colleges. She is taking the
W SAT test for the second or third time in an effort to score
1300 or better. High scores means grant money from the
Wq. colleges.
*.. dew What is wrong with this picture? A young fellow can't
go to college because he has no money which is typi-
__ cal of millions of American families. At the same time,
the state of Florida is experiencing large budget deficits
. and Florida colleges are raising tuition costs which will
eliminate the hope of even more poor young people in
getting an education.
The parents of my granddaughter are both employed
-- and will be able to pay her tuition assuming they don't
S join the ranks of the unemployed. Along with the cost
of tuition, just getting accepted to a college is a difficult

__ G Education in America is a ho-hum subject for most
people, but now that America is in a financial crisis, and
the consumption based markets are collapsing around
us, education becomes even more important.
Why is education important? American workers are
competing with foreign workers for the dwindling num-
ber of jobs in the American and international markets.
Other countries recognize that skilled, educated workers
are needed if their country is to compete for jobs in the
global markets. Other countries recognize that invest-
ment in educating their people is a national strategic is-

China has a workforce of approximately 900 million
which is three times the size of the entire population of
America. Compare America's workforce of approxi-
mately 120 million.
The Chinese people want the same quality of life and

consumer goods that Americans want.
The same can be said about people in;
India and other emerging countries.
Are we as smart as we think? Nope,
not if a recent survey by the Intercolle-
giate Studies Institute (ISI) means any-
thing. The following information and
statistics are from the ISI survey.
"The results reveal that Americans
are alarmingly uninformed about our
Constitution, the basic functions of our
government, the key texts of our na-

tional history, and economic principles.
Less than half can name all three branches of the
government. Only 21% know that the phrase 'govern-
ment of the people, by the people, for the people' comes
from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Although Congress
has voted twice in the last eight years to approve for-
eign wars, only 53% know that the power to declare war
belongs to Congress. Almost 40% incorrectly believe it
belongs to the president.
Only 55% know that Congress shares authority over
U.S. foreign policy with the president. Almost a quarter
incorrectly believe Congress shares this power with the
United Nations. Only 27% know the Bill of Rights ex-
pressly prohibits establishing an official religion for the
United States. Less than one in five know that the phrase
'a wall of separation' between church and state comes
from a letter by Thomas Jefferson. Almost half incor-
rectly believe it can be found in the Constitution. Ameri-
cans from all age groups, income brackets, and political
ideologies fail the test of civic literacy."
What's the answer to the dumbing down of America?
First, there has to be a change in the attitude of Ameri-
cans about education. Even if a young person finished
high school, that isn't enough. People, meaning parents
and their children need to understand that there is a di-
rect correlation between education and a paycheck.
Not everyone should go to college, but everyone
must have a skill for which the market will pay. There
is nothing wrong with working in the trades. This coun-
try needs skilled people in the electrical, plumbing and
homebuilding career fields. But in the trades, people ac-
tually have to work but work is a foreign term to many
Americans. There is no free lunch. Get out of bed and
go to work.
That's easier said than done now with the downturn in
the economy, but people with a college education have
an unemployment rate half that of the national average.
Our Afnerican way of life is undergoing a fundamen-
tal change. The market is seeking equilibrium between
supply and demand of goods and services. When it's
over, America will be a different place.

Jerry Cox is a retired military
officer and writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He lives in
Okaloosa County.


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OnFriday,Dec agriculture
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Allen Boyd because of
D No r t h its tolerance
Florida) received to cold
an award from temperatures
the University and the
of Florida's shortened
Institute of Food ; day length
and Agricultural of Florida
Sciences for the winters. This
contributions that new variety is
he and his family also expected
have made to to yield
the propagation grazable
of Pensacola Bahiagrass. forage over a longer season
Introduced to Florida in the than other bahiagrass.
1940s by Congressman Boyd's "The development of
uncle, bahiagrass is a warm bahiagrass in the 1940s was a
season grass that is resistant lifesaver for Florida ranchers
to drought, disease, and insect who had been struggling to
attacks and requires little maintain feed grass for cattle
irrigation, grazing in the Florida climate,"
Congressman Boyd's family said Congressman Boyd. "Riata
was integral in the spread of the Bahiagrass is the next step in
old variety of Bahiagrass, whichagricultural-research and the
was beneficial to countless r
next generation in bahiagrass
cattlemen and dairymen and to n
various state agencies because and holds even more promise for
of its resistance to drought. Florida's agriculture community.
At the event, UF's/IFAS also UF's/IFAS has really been at
will mark the release of a new the forefront of agricultural
variety of bahiagrass, known research and development in
as "Riata." Riata Bahiagrass our state, and I am proud of their
is an exciting and significant achievements in this important
development for Florida's area."

We were so pleased ` '
with Mama's recent stay at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
First of all, it's so con-
Svenient for me not having "-
to drive out of town when .\ ,. :
she's in the hospital.
But even more impor- "
tantly, we're very pleased *
and happy with the won-
derful staff. They were very
caring and loving to Mama,
so compassionate and so
courteous. She felt safe,
secure, and comfortable.
She didn't really care to--
even go home! They even got her well from her longtime breathing
We're just so happy the hospital is here. And their many upgrades
have it looking so nice, clean and attractive.
I know you and your family also will be pleased if you use them.
Mama sure was.
Mtrs. Sue 'Bateman,
Daughter of vrs. Mary Yates

Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 20370 N. E. Burns Ave. in Blountstown 674-5411
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Malia celebrated her third
birthday on Dec. 1. She is the
daughter of Laura Graham
and Frankie Faircloth, both of
Altha. Her grandparents are
Dizzy and Toni Davis of Altha
and Frank and Sandy Graham
of Altha. Malia celebrated her
birthday at Gulf World and
then had a party at Mr. Bill's
and Ms. Deanie's. She shares
her birthday with her Aunt April
Graham who turned 26. She
loves riding her John Deere
Gator, going to school at Kids
Kingdom and fighting with her
cousin Paige.

Lauren will celebrate her 16th
birthday on Dec. 15. She is
the daughter of Karla Landers
of Bristol. Her grandmother
is Harriet Reeves of Bristol.
Her great-grandparents are
Kate and James Ramsey of

Ann Marie celebrated her 11th
birthday on Nov. 26. She is
the daughter of Doyle and
Beth Brown of Hosford. Her
grandparents include Bob and
Ruth Pickron of Bristol and
Sonny and Pauline Brown of
Hosford. Ann Marie enjoys
reading and spending time with
her friends. She is learning to
play the recorder in school and
enjoying it.

The BlountstownFire Department would like to extend a heartfelt
thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to eat pancakes
and support our efforts to rescue Engine 2 and bring it back to
A special thanks to our firefighters, members of the Blountstown
Historical Society, several of our firefighters' wives and children and
to those who, even though they didn't have to, gave more than $5.
Thanks to Bill Norris for sharing that delicious link sausage. We'd
also like to say a big thank you to our local newspapers, television and
radio stations. If you didn't know about the BFD Pancake Breakfast
Fundraiser, we're not sure how you'd have missed it!!! And last, but
certainly not least, thanks to Connie Clayton of Connie's Kitchen,
thank you for allowing us to storm into your kitchen and create five
solid hours of chaos!
Sincerely, Blountstown Fire Department
Benjamin Hall, Fire Chief

Lee Nails

has moved to a
new location! Now
located across from
Wakulla Bank at
20755 Central Ave E
Suite A in Blountstown


Sydney will celebrate her
sixth birthday on Dec. 14.'
She is the daughter of
Brandy Sandlin and Steve
Shaw, both of Blountstown.
Her grandparents include
DeeDee Shaw of Blountstown,
Norma and Randy Smith of
Orrville, OH, and the late
Tommy Spence of Oatman,
AZ. Her great-grandparents
are Katherine Fant of Scotts
Ferry and Dorothy Campbell of
Wooster, OH. Her auntsand
uncles include Ken Shaw, Mike
and Melissa Shaw and Shaun
Shaw, all of Panama City; Kelly
and Chris Golden of Altha the
late Shelley Shaw and Renee
and Don Starr of Kingman,
AZ. Sydney is also excited to
welcome a new cousin into the
family, Angel Renee Starr of
AZ. She loves to color, draw,
play with her dog 'Pixie', play
with her big sissy and help her
daddy at work.



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Gracey celebrated her first
birthday' on Oct. 18. She
is the daughter of Desirae
and Jeffrey Sewell of Bristol.
Her grandparents are Cin
and Steve Rider of Panama
City and Kathy and Glenn
Sewell of Hosford. Her great-
grandparents include Faye
and Albert Sewell of Hosford
and Fletcher and the late Pearl
Eller of SC. She loves 'Dora
the Explorer' and playing with
her big sister Sydney.


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open to everyone.

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Reed and Sheree
Towles of Blue Creek
are proud to announce
the birth of their son,
Judd Allister, born on
Oct. 10. He weighed '
7 lbs. and 8 ozs. and
measured 19 inches
long. Maternal grand- r
parents are Albert and :
Wanda McCallister
of Blue Creek. Pater- .
nal grandparents are .. .. -
Carolyn and Bill Curry
and Audie and Anna
Towels, of Perry. Judd was welcomed home by seven-year-old
brother, Cason and three-year-old sister, Reese.


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Juan and Tammy
Sans of Marianna,
and Bennie and
Marty Carr of
Cypress are pleased
to announce
the upcoming
marriage of
their children,
J ac qu line
Michelle Sans to
Adam Blake Carr.
The ceremony will
be Dec. 20 at the
Bristol Church of
God in Bristol.
The bride is a
2007 graduate of
Liberty County
High School
and is currently
attending Keiser
University where

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she is majoring in Information Technology.
She will graduate in March of 2009.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Grand Ridge
High School and is currently employed with:
the Department of Corrections at Apalachee

Florida State University
i College of Nursing.
Brooks is a graduate
of Blountstown High
School. He received a
bachelor's degree in
Building Construction
from the University
,, :. of Florida. He is
currently employed
S with Peter Brown
Construction Company
in Tallahassee.
The couple will
exchange vows Dec.
20 at 6 p.m. at the
Blountstown United
Methodist Church.
Dr. Charles Smith will be performing the
A reception will follow at W.T. Neal Civic
Center in Blountstown.
The couple plans to live in Blountstown.

Institution in
of the bride are
Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Tindel of Bristol
and the late Jose
Sans and Mercedes
Sans of Valencia,
Godfather of the
bride is Domingo
Sans of Caracas,
of the groom are
Auglee Tharpe
and the late Lillian
Tharp of Cypress
and the late,
William Doyle and
Doris Jean Carr of

Grandridge. Great-grandmother of the groom
is Ms. Ossie Mae Heatori of Panama City.
Local invitations will be sent.
The couple will reside in Cypress after the

Eddie, Bruno take vows on Dec. 4
Carmelo and Rachel Bruno are pleased to announce
their marriage, held Dec. 4 with Rev. Earl McGlocton .
performing the ceremony. Standing up for the couple was
the groom's cousin and best friend, Timmy, as the best
man. The bride had her best -friend, Stacey, serve as the
maid of honor.
Rachel is the daughter of Tina Majors, Kathy and Joe
Blade, and James and Linda Eddie, all of Pulaski, TN.
Carmello is the son of Cynthia Bruno and Robert Franco
of Bristol. His grandparents are Albert and Cassie Allen.
He is currently stationed in the Army at Ft. Bragg, NC.
Rachel will join him there sometime after the first of the

DEC. 12

Sans, Carr to be united in Dec. 20

ceremony at Bristol Church of God

Glenn and Cathy
Kimbrel are pleased
to announce the
engagement of their
daughter, Katherine
Leigh, to Millard .
Brooks Hayes II,
son of Burke and
Eva Hayes, all of :" ,
Katie is the .'-':
granddaughter of ,-
Miles and Peck ::-,
Eldridge, the late
Midge Eldridge and f ..
Essie Kimbrel and the '
late Tom Kimbrel, all "
of Blountstown.
Brooks is the grandson of the late Brooks
and Nan Hayes and the late Lynn and Mary
Carpenter, all of Blountstown.
Katie is a graduate of Florida High School
in Tallahassee and is currently.enrolled at


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ABOVE: Young Riley Sable is enchanted with the
glow coming from the just-lighted Christmas tree
in Magnolia Square Friday night. LEFT: Crystal
Hasty, Waylon Pitts and Emily Mayo settle in with
a blanket before watching the outdoor holiday
film. BELOW: Bianca Martinez, Jaydan Marlow,
Tinoria Ziggler and Arthur Clay enjoy a 'ride' in
the sleigh parked next to the tree.


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Art in Gadsden juried
exhibition of Fine Art
by Grace R. Maloy
Executive Director, Gadsden Arts Center ,
QUINCY-Over 500 people came out
in rainy weather for the exciting 20th
Anniversary of the Art in Gadsden Juried
Exhibition of Fine Art recently. Musician
Velma Frye performed a specially written
song for the audience, commemorating
the anniversary, and recalling her own
performance at the first Art in Gadsden
back in 1989..Exhibition Founders Beth
Appleton and David Harbaugh received
special recognition for their hard work in
the early years, and a vision that has served
regional artists and the regional community
for two decades. Beth and David also
shared a documentary film capturing the
heart and soul of the first few years of Art
in Gadsden, which will be available soon
for purchase at Gadsden Arts.
The Art in Gadsden exhibition is open
through Dec. 28, Tuesday-Saturday 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunda) 1-5 p.m. All of
the children's art work is on display in
the Bates Children's Gallery at Gadsden
Arts through Dec. 28. Admission is $1,
children and members are admitted free
of charge.


Christmas musical on Dec. 12

at Welcome Assembly of God

The Welcome Assembly of God
Church extends a special invitation
to attend their Christmas musical
entitled, "The Heart of Christmas"
on Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.,
presented by the Sanctuary Choir,
Kidz and Youth Choirs.
Following the musical there
will be a spectacular birthday
celebration. Everyone's birthday
for 2008 will be celebrated and
the birth of Jesus. Dessert will
be served at each beautifully
decorated birthday table that
represents each month of the year.
The children will receive a gift and
dessert from the Happy Birthday
Jesus table decorated to celebrate
the birth of Jesus.
"The Heart of Christmas" tells
the story of Christ's birth in a
compelling way. It centers on

the choices of Mary, Joseph, the
shepherds and wise menr as it
clearly presents Jesus as God's
gift to all who will receive Him.
The musical presents a collection
of songs from traditional carols
to inspirational ballads to joyous
gospel songs.
The program will be presented
again on Sunday morning, Dec. 14
at 10:30 a.m. during the morning
worship service.
Our Kidz and Youth Choir will
present their musical entitled "The
Christmas Story" on Sunday, Dec.
21 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be
served following the musical.
The church is located in the
Dellwood community at 6794
MesserRoad. Formoreinformation
call Monday-Thursday from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. at 592-5077.

Youth group to perform 'The Great

Late Potentate' Dec. 12, 13 and 18
Youth Alive at Blountstown Assembly of God and a combined
effort from the youth of other area churches would like to invite
everyone to their 2008 Christmas play. The play will be held on

Church Revival

Dec. 11 thru 13
There will be a church revival
at Dipper Road Community
Church in Marianna on Thursday,
Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec.
13, starting at 7 p.m. each night.
Rev. Donald and Diane Lairsey
will be speaking.
For more information call

Hillcrest Church to
hold 'live broadcast'
Once again Hillcrest Baptist
Church will present a "live radio
broadcast" on Sunday, Dec. 14
at 6 p.m. Our announcer, Wilt
Quattlebaum, will introduce
guest singers throughout.the
program along with words from
our sponsors. We will hear
from the Hillcrest Riverbottom
Jugband, Snoop Dog Detective,
and two new surprise guests!
Come join the fun of a down
home Christmas followed by
refreshments afterwards.
We are easy to find as we
are located just 5 miles west of
Shelton's Corer on CR274.

Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. (CT)
with refreshments following.
The church is located at the
corer of Hwy. 20 and 13th street,
between Hungry Howie's and
Tatum's Hardware.
Other showings of the play
will be Saturday, Dec. 13 at the
Lighthouse Church, located on
Hwy. 71 in Marianna and again
on Thursday, Dec. 18 at Cypress
Community Church, located on
Church Street in Cypress.
. All three plays will begin at 7
p.m. (CT). Everyone is welcome
to come enjoy one or all of the
chances to watch a wonderful
Christmas program provided for
your enjoyment by the youth in
our community.

Mission San Luis to hold

commemorative Mass
of Mission San. Luis invite the public to a
commemorative Mass to be held on Sunday,
Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mission San Luis
is located at 2021 Mission Road in Tallahassee.
Led by Bishop John Ricard, the annual
commemorative Mass at Mission San Luis honors
the over 100 Spanish missions that existed in
La Florida during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Throughout the day, visitors can explore Florida's
past through living history, self-guided site tours
and exhibits.
Mission San Luis was the western capital of
Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. Today the
Mission beings the 1l'7h center to life tluough
costumed interpreters. reconstructed buildings,
exhibits and archaeological demonstrations. The
site is a National Historic Landmark and recipient
of a Preserve America Presidential Award. The
site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., and admission is free..It is managed
by the Florida Department of State's Bureau of
Archaeological Research. For more information
on Mission San Luis, call 8501-487-1711 or Isit
xw\.miisionianlui. org. .

Hillcrest Church children

share gifts with area kids
Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m..children and/.
or parents may come and receive gifts for
The children ofHillcrest would like to give the
gift of giving to other children in the community.
There will be toys and warm clothing to choose
Presents will also be wrapped so you can put
them under the tree.
Come see us Saturday, Dec. 13 at Hillcrest
Baptist Church located 5 miles west of Shelton's
Corner on CR274 .

'My Sweet Jesus' Dec. 21
Blountstown Community Church will be
having a Christmas program "My Sweet Jesus,"
on Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. (CT).
Come and join in the fun and celebrate Jesus'
birthday. Fellowship will follow the program.
For more information call 643-3602 or 762-

Prayer band meets Dec. 11
The Liberty County Prayer Band will hold
a meeting on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The
meeting will be at Brother and Sister Cuyler
Ingram's home.
Everyone is invited to attend. For more
information call 643-2622 6r 643-2623.


First class of FSU's College of Medicine grads now practicing

by Doug Carlson
TALLAHASSEE -- Fourteen members of the first class
of students to graduate from The Florida State University
College of Medicine recently completed the journey to
becoming full-time practicing physicians.
When the students arrived at the College of Medicine
as part of the inaugural class in 2001, they were taking a
calculated gamble by choosing to be part of the first new
medical degree program created in the United States in
nearly a quarter-century. Since their enrollment, physician
workforce estimates in the United States have shifted
dramatically from talk of a potential surplus to current
projections of a severe physician shortage. In June 2006
the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
called for a 30 percent increase in medical school
enrollment by 2015.
The AAMC based its position on several factors,
including population growth, a doubling of the number
of people over age 65 between 2000 and 2030 and an
aging U.S. physician workforce in which one of every
three active doctors is older than 55 and likely to retire
by 2020.
Twenty-seven members of the original College of
Medicine class graduated in May 2005. Because
the length of residency program training varies
depending on specialty, 13 members of the class
continue in residency training in specialties
ranging from internal medicine to pediatric
neurology and surgery.
The 14 others completed residency training

but these students believed in the mission and wanted to
be a part of this medical school. As much as anything,
they were our partners."

Six of the college's 14 alumni practicing physicians
are working in or near Tallahassee. Two of those -- Drs.
Christie Sain and Alex Ho -- have joined the College
of Medicine as part-time faculty members who teach
medical students.
"We are deeply proud of the academic and professional
success of our students," said Dr. Alma Littles, senior
associate dean for academic affairs. "We knew we had
an educational model that would create the exemplary,
compassionate, caring physicians that are now practicing
in communities of need in the state of Florida and other
areas of this country."
The College of Medicine s first alumni practicing
physicians are:
*Dr. Kerry Bachista, emergency medicine, Winter
Haven Hospital.
*Dr. Mark Bochey, emergency medicine, University
Medical Center, Austin, TX.
*Dr. Natosha Canty, family medicine, Capital Health

Plan, Tallahassee.
*Dr. Shayla Gray, family medicine, Madison.
*Dr. Fawn Grigsby Harrison, pediatrics, DeSoto
Hospital, Arcadia.
*Dr. Michael Hemandez, internal medicine/hospitalist,
Shands, Jacksonville.
*Dr. Alex Ho, emergency medicine, Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
*Dr. Joda Lynn, emergency medicine, staffing
emergency rooms in Perry, Apalachicola and hospitals
in North Florida and South Georgia.
*Dr. Adam Ouimet, emergency medicine, Tacoma
(WA) Emergency Care Physicians.
*Dr. Kevin Raville, emergency medicine, University
of Rochester (NY) Medical Center.
*Dr. Neil Rodgers, emergency medicine, Leesburg
(FL) Regional Medical Center.
*Dr. Christie Sain, family medicine, Patients First,
*Dr. Loma Stewart, family medicine, TMH Hospitalist
Group, Tallahassee.
*Dr. Amanda Sumner, emergency medicine, Carl R.
Damall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX.

in July and now are part of the first group of
practicing physicians to have studied and trained
at the College of Medicine. Ten of the 14 (71
percent) are practicing in Florida, with five of
those practicing in rural, medically underserved
areas. Four of the 10 Florida physicians are
practicing family medicine.
Witnessing the transition is especially
rewarding for faculty members who helped
recruit the College of Medicine's first class.
"The charge I gave to the admissions committee
was to look for people who were ready to be
pioneers," said Myra Hurt, who served as interim
dean and director of the admissions process when
the first class was admitted. "We didn't have
facilities, and we didn't yet have accreditation,





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BMS Lady Tigers defeat Tolar

team to extend record to 9-1

by Coach Nichols
The Blountstown
Middle School Lady
Tigers extended their
record to 9-1 after
defeating Tolar in an
intense overtime game
last week by a score of
25-23. The win avenged
the Tigers' only loss, 1,
which came at the hands
of the Bulldogs earlier in
the season. !
We jumped out to an
early 9-2 lead in the first
and held a 13-7 lead at
halftime. In the second
half Tolar was able close
the gap and eventually go
up by 3 with a minute and
a half to go. We hadn't
scored in minutes, but
with their backs against
the wall the Lady Tigers
We hit the front end of
a one-and-one, which brought us
within 2, and then with 7 seconds
left Alexis Speights was fouled.
Having to make 2 free throws
with the game on the line is tough
at any level, but Alexis stepped
to the line and hit two clutch
free throws to send the game to
overtime. With the momentum,

the Lady Tigers went on to win overtime.
I wish we would not have
given up the lead, but I was very
proud of our girls for the heart
and total team effort they showed
to win the ballgame.
We had 2 starters go out in the
fourth quarter. One fouled out

and the other left the game
with an injury almost the
same time we went down
3. They did a goodjob of
playing through adversity
to win against a tough
Tolar team. Hopefully,
the Tigers will carry this
intensity over to their next
The Tigers were led in
scoring by Alexis Speights
S with 9 points. Demeca
Martin added 6 points and
Jackie Dudley followed
her with 4. Jayla Brigham,
Tiaisha Scott, and Davina
Fountain all contributed
2 points.
The Lady Tigers were
also able to come away
with a 5-2 victory in the
fifth quarter. Kassie Wood
and Adrienne Santillus
both contributed 2 points
apiece and Jordan Griffin
chipped in a free throw.
The Lady Tigers advance to
the conference playoffs, hosted
by Tolar, Tuesday, Dec. 9 against
Port St. Joe. If the Tigers are
able to defeat the Sharks they
will face the winner of Tolar /
Franklin County on Thursday at
3:00 Central Time.

Altha JV suffers first loss of the season

by Jim Mclntosh, contributing writer
Southport, Dec. 2
Holding off a fourth quarter
rally by Bozeman, Altha junior
varsity boys' basketball team
picked up their second win of
the season Dec. 2 with a score
The Wildcats held a 7-2 lead
over the Bucks at the end of
the first quarter. It was 10-6 in
Altha's favor at the intermission.
The Wildcats (2-0) scored 9 third
quarter points to Bozeman's 6
points to take a 19-12 lead.
Altha edged Bozeman in field
goals: 35% (7 of 20) to 33% (7
of 21).. The Bucks connected on
42% (5 of 12) of their free throws
while the Wildcats only made
17% (1 of 6). From beyond the
arc Altha canned 29% (2 of 7)
while Bozeman misfired on their
2 attempts.
Tyler McCoy was Altha's
leading scorer with 8 points
and he had 3 rebounds. Jacob
Warner put up 6 points and
he cleared 2 rebounds. Brett
Floyd, Kenny Johnson, and Tyler
Hariilton each connected with
a field goal. Floyd had a team-
leading 4 rebounds and a steal.
Both Johnson and Hamilton
had 3 rebounds apiece. Johnson
blocked.a Buck's shot attempt
and Hamilton was credited with
2 steals. Will Rogers chipped in
a free throw, posted 5 assists, and

notched 2 steals on the night.
Despite a fourth quarter rally,
the Wildcats varsity boys couldn't
overcome a 14-9 run in the third
quarter and dropped their opening
District 2-2A game, 55-38.
Altha's (0-2; 0-1, 2-2A) only
lead of the game was in the first
quarter, 8-7. Going into the locker
room at the half the Bucks were
back on top, 23-14. By the end
of the third period Bozeman had
extended their lead to 37-19.
The Bucks shot a sizzling 71%
(15 of 21) of their field goals
while the Wildcats managed
to make only 45% (13 of 29).
From the charity stripe Bozeman
connected on 59 % (20 of 34) of
their opportunities while Altha
made only 25% (4 of 16). The
Wildcats did top the Bucks from
3-point land: 25% (2 of 8) to
13% (1 of 8).
Ethan Byler just missed a
double-double as he led the
Wildcats with 15 points and 9
rebounds. Also, he had an assist.
Both Jake Edenfield and Chris
Henderson had 7 points each.
Edenfield chalked up 3 assists, 2
rebounds, and 2 steals. Henderson
drained his first 3-pointer of the
season, and he cleared 3 boards.
Caleb Willis posted 4 points,
pulled down 5 rebounds, and
had an assist. Ben Willis drilled
a 3-pointer, had a team-leading 3
steals, 2 rebounds, and an assist.

Steven Vassallo rounded out the
scoring with a field goal and he
was credited with 2 rebounds.

Cottondale, Dec. 4
Falling behind the Hornets
9-7 in the first quarter and being
held scoreless in the second
stanza, the junior varsity Wildcats
tasted defeat for the first time this
season, 37-25.
In the third period Cottondale
made a 10-point run to give
themselves a 34-16 cushion.
The Hornets made 48% (14 of
29) of their field goals while the
Wildcats (2-1) were held to 23%
(5 of 22). Cottondale connected
on only 1 of 2 their free throw
attempts (50%) while Altha shot
38% (3 of 8). The Wildcats made
29% (4 of 14) from 3-point land
while Cottondale managed to
make only 17% (2 of 12).
Drilling a season-high, 3
3-pointers, Will Rogers ledAltha
with 11 points. Also, he had
a rebound and a steal. Jacob
Warner canned 6 points, snagged
a team-leading 6 rebounds
along with an assist and a steal.
Tyler McCoy posted 5 points.
(including a 3-poiiter), cleared
5 rebounds, had an assist and 2
steals. Jonathan Sumner added 3
points the old fashioned way and
he had a rebound.
See ALTHA JV on page 19


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Chipola PHI Theta
Kappa wins awards
MARIANNA-The Chipola
College Nu Chi chapter of Phi
Theta Kappa captured several
awards at the PTK Florida
Regional convention held recently
in Orlando. Phi Theta Kappa is
the International Honor Society
for two-year colleges.
Sara Riley received an award
for Distinguished Member. Alicia
Hatcher was awarded for her work
as Chapter President. Chipola
also won three PTK Hallmark
Awards: Scholarship, Service
and Leadership. Chipola also
was named Most Distinguished
Chapter award for the region.

8th grade trip

meeting Dec. 11
There will be a meeting,
Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the
Hosford School cafeteria. The
meeting will be concerning the
eighth grade trip. All interested
students, parents and volunteers
should be at this meeting.
For more information contact
the school and speak to the eighth
grade teachers.

W. R. Tolar School's Nov. Good Citizens
Tolar School's Good Citizens for November are shown above. They include, Back Row/L-R -.Marisha
Bess, Dakoda Berg, Ryan Willis, Monte Revell, Benjamin Beckwith, James Wise, Keaton Suber, Ryan
Perry, Tyler Powell, Josh Bennett, Peggy Hanks. Middle Row/L-R Timothy Granger, Nayely Garcia,
Zaikeria White, Hayley Sapp, Shamon Mosley, Jarkeavis Bess, Kerrie Edwards, Lacey Campbell, Jaden
Huff, Todd Anthony Polver, Diamond Jackson, Aliyiah Fleming, Krynn Inman, Jamie White. Front Row/L-R
- Kacy Partridge, Cole Brandon, Careylee Kroft, Crystal Harvell, Anthony Aldridge Jr., Coleton Ryals,
Elias White, Taryn Kirkland, Tony Rangel. Not Pictured Justin Day, Joseph Marinez, Taylor Phinney,
Andrew Goff.




the world

Two from Liberty Co. plays in

the 40th Annual Snapper Bowl

Two players from Liberty
County's recreational football
league participated in the 40th
annual Snapper Bowl held in
Panama City over Thanksgiving
weekend. The event features
teams from across the United
States from as far as California
and is a double elimination
tournament over three day period.
JJ House and William Hayes
played big parts in their team's win
in the annual event. Both played
for the Callaway Drillers, which
was an all-star team comprised
of players from around the area.
The Drillers played three games
on their way to winning the
championship in the 10-year-old

Pee Wee Football
banquet Dec. 19
The Liberty County Recreation
Department would like to notify
parents that an awards banquet
for the pee wee football team
will be held on Friday Dec. 19 at
7:00 p.m.
Coaches will be notifying
parents and players throughout
the week. Please remember to
bring any equipment and pants.
For additional information call
the Liberty County Recreation
Department at (850)643-2175.

and under division.
In the first game the Drillers
shut out the Henderson Warriors
from Nashville, TN.
Hayes rushed for 80 yards
on 6 carries and scored one
touchdown. House also had a big
game, with 135 yards on 9 carries
and a two-point conversion. The
duo combined for 12 tackles, in
the shutout.
Game 2 saw the Drillers in
action against the North Henry,
GA Blue Devils.. House rushed
for 100 yards and scored a
touchdown while Hayes had 50
yards and punched in two 2-point
conversions on the way to an 18-6
win. The Callaway team marched
into the championship game-
against the Hendersonville, LA
Dawgs. The Drillers took care
of business, winning 28-6.
House rushed for 80 yards
while Hayes added 45 yards
on the ground. The Bristol
natives played excellent defense
in the tournament combining for
numerous tackles and big plays.
The Liberty County Recreation
Department would like to
congratulate these boys on a job
well done in representing our
county and being a part of another
Championship team!

The first and second grade classes at W.R. Tolar are going around-
the world for Christmas.
We will be having a "Christmas Around the World Day" where
the students will learn how Christmas is celebrated in other parts of
the world.
The students will be sampling foods served in other countries at
Christmas as well as participating in several activities to see what
Christmas is like in other countries.

A taller and faster Hornets' varsity team handed the varsity
Wildcats (0-3; 0-2, 2-2A) their second district loss last Thursday
night, 57-16.
Cottondale jumped out to a 19-7 first quarter lead. At the
intermission it was 35-9 in favor of the Hornets and they extended
their lead to 49-13 in the third period.
The Hornets shot 63% (20 of 32) from the field while the
Wildcats made only 39% (7 of 18). From the charity stripe
Cottondale also made 63% (5 of 8) while Altha connected with
only 1 of 5 for 20%. The Hornets connected on 36% (4 of 11)
of their 3-point attempts and the Wildcats missed on all 11 of
their attempts.
Altha's co-leaders in scoring and rebounding were Jake
Edenfield and Caleb Willis with 5-points and 6 rebounds apiece.
Edenfield had a steal and Caleb was credited with 2 assists. Ethan
Byler, Ethan Ellis and Ben Willis each added a field goal. Byler
pulled down 4 rebounds and he had an assist. Ben cleared 2
rebounds, had an assist and a steal. Ellis.snagged a rebound and
was credited with a steal.
The Wildcats take on the Liberty County Bulldogs Thursday,
Dec. 11 in Bristol. The varsity girls play at 3:30 p.m.. At 5:00 p.m.
(CT) the junior varsity action will get underway and the varsity
tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT). Friday, Dec. 12 the Wildcats will
host the Sneads Pirates in a district match game, times are: Girls
varsity at 4:30 p.m. (CT), followed by the JV boys at 6:00 p.m..
(CT) and the varsity boys tip-off at 7:30 p.m. (CT).

LCHS Special Olympics bowling team
Liberty County High School Special Olympics bowling team
competed again Nov. 5 in Marianna. We are improving each time,
and set new school records each time we compete.
Sherika Milton was the top female bowler with a high score of 97
points, 2 strikes and 1 spare for the day. Our top male bowler was
Chris Dykes with 119 points, our team's all time high scorer. Chris
racked up 6 spares and 4 strikes for the day. Kevin King had a good
day with 6 spares and 4 strikes and Victoria Marlowe helped the team
with 1 spare and 1 strike.
On Dec. 2 we bowled against Holmes County. We bowled well
but not good enough to beat Holmes County. Chris Dykes was the
top bowler with a score of 114, 7 strikes and 3 spares for the day. We
missed the help of Kevin King, who was out sick. Our ladies team was
rounded out by improved bowling from Brittney Fitzgerald. We are
working hard to be able to compete next year in the state games.


Career Day
by Joey Flynn
Seniors got to go to Career Day
at the East Side Baptist Church in
Marianna lastWednesday, Dec. 3.
There were many people present
with diverse jobs and a number
of students from surrounding
schools. The students visited
and talked to all kinds of people
with various and exciting careers,
asking questions about the jobs
they were interested in.
Job Well Done
Congratulations to Mrs. Brenda
Burnsed for being the BHS 2008-
2009 School Related Employee
of the Year! Mrs. Burnsed
demonstrates exceptional skill
and dedication in the performance
of her job. She is respected and
admired by students, teachers,

administrators, co-workers, and
parents. Thank you for a job well
Winter Concert
The BHS Band and Choir
will join together and perform
a Winter Concert on Tuesday,
Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the BHS
auditorium. Mrs. Janet Edewaard,
BHS Choir director, and Mrs.
Gretchen Reiter, BHS Band
Director, are inviting everyone
to come and enjoy an evening of
holiday music.
Attention Freshmen
If you meet the requirement
for the Take-Stock in Children
Scholarship, you must pick up an
application in the Media Center.
The requirements are: GPA of
2.75 or higher, FCAT Level 3
or higher in reading and math,

Nic Stoltzfus Academic Top Scholar
Stephen Nicholas Stoltzfus,
son of Elam and Esther Stoltzfus,
a 2008 graduate of Blountstown. -
High School, has been selected as.
the Florida 2008 Academic Top
Scholar for Calhoun County.
Florida Academic Scholars
who received funding for the
fall term at an eligible Florida
postsecondary institution are
ranked based on a product of
their Bright Futures GPA and
their best composite SAT/ACT
score as reported for their Florida
Academic Scholars award eligibility.
In addition to the Florida Academic Scholars award, the Academic
Top Scholar receives a fixed annual amount of $1500, prorated by
term and hours.
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I Calendar of Events
I Friday, Dec. 12: Girls Basketball vs. Bozeman, I
home at 4:30 p.m. and Boys Basketball vs. Bozeman,
I home at 6:00/7:30 p.m. I
Tuesday, Dec. 16: Exams begin
SGirls Basketball vs. Liberty, away at 4:00 p.m.
I Winter Concert @ 6:30 p.m. in BHS auditorium

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All I want for Christmas is an
Ipod, PSP and a Playstation 3.
Cause I can play video games and
listen to music on the go and play
the Playstation 3 at home. I've
been nice, also very patient for
this holiday to come and I got to
wake up every morning to come
to school, also I help with the
baby. -- Austin Forte

Three things I want for
Christmas is a cell phone, MP3
player and a shirt from Alco. I
want these three things because I
can use all of them. I was good so
I could get these, I helped people,
I even cleaned. Santa's elves got
their jobs because they needed
jobs and they saw help wanted
on a slay by a side walk.
-- Krynn Inman

The top three things I want
for Christmas is, one: a Webkins;
two: a pet shop game for my DS,
three: winter clothes. I want a

Webkins so I can go on line and
play with my friends, two: I want
a DS game because my friend has
it, three: I want winter clothes
because I get really cold. I
deserve these things because one,
I do my very, very best in school.
Two, I help people when there in
need and three, I do my best not
to fight with my brother.
-- Hannah Sansom

I want a IPod for Christmas
because you can take it to places.
I want a new four-wheeler
for Christmas. I want a four-
wheeler because you can ride it
everywhere. I want a text phone
for Christmas, you can text with
it where ever you go. I help my
mom with everything she tells

from the 4th grade
class of Samantha
Newsome at
Tolar School

me to do and I help her clean the
house. -- Janna Creamer

The three things I want is my
mom and dad to give me more
love than what they already do.
A new four-wheeler and to go to
McDonalds. I deserve it because
I help older people carry in their
groceries and I cut people's
-- Stephany Wagoner

I want a ipod to listen to music
on. Then I want a rip-stick for
Christmas, then I can get away

from my brother when he is
chasing me. And I want a Wii for
playing bowling and football. I
have been helping my dad around
the yard and my mom in the
house and dishes.
-- Chase Revell

The top three things I want for
Christmas are a new TV, Xbox
360 and to be with my family.
-- Dalton Warren

I want a Ipod so I can listen
to rap, next I want a rip-stick to
ride on it and do tricks on it. Last
I want a Wii and games so I can
work out on it. Why I deserve
gifts is, I am so nice, no one-is
nicer than me, except for Santa
Claws. -- Levi Brannan

Seventh-grader Ased Farooqi

wins Calhoun Co. Spelling Bee

Calhoun County School District is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008-
2009 County-wide Spelling Bee.
Each school in the district held competition in grades 4-12 to determine which
students were to participate in the county-wide spelling bee, held at the W. T. Neal
Civic Center on Dec. 4.
Competition was conducted on three different levels First. all rades 4-12
p.It icip.nmts competed :It their o' n .-iida e Ic. el Ne tr the -rjade le, el! innei
com peted illn J a1l1% i',-,nai ll illl m0 likiipi1t 'i detl rn ni -' jIh I'M, ",1. ii'1 .
TIhe l.ast l. eieL ot con'mpentir i. I dti J znu'1 .I. li. l ..i-td~ 1i f l .iJ 5-
v.oild represent Calho!n Cllioun, in the R gciona.i! Spellin- Bee held ii Pan iama
Ci', March ". 2i 11 This contest ,\A ill a..n be sp.o n ,red L:h the Panmi (. Cit
Ne s Herald jtd the Panaimai Cit, k In[ll> Club The Rc.,_inajl Spdllin-g Bee
i< open to snadent in BJ', Gulf. Ca.lh:.liin. \\hasingt \\.alton. Sjnta Ros.a
Okaloosa and Fscamlbiaj Coiiitlle'
This ',eal. Calhoun Cotint, ill be repiescretcd b', A-ed Far'.oqi. a
seo enth irader from Blotunstioi ni Middle School, A\ed did .111
excellent lob in the competition and \\e Lnou, that he ill do -tell
in thle Recional Spelling Bee in M iarcli

The Calhoun County spelling bee winners are: Back Row. L-R Chelsea
Snowden. Laura Stollzlus, Mercedez Gammon. Tyler Foster, Kayla Curran,
Cassidy Hitt Milchell Hall, Bradley Lewis Middle Row- L-R Bre Pybus, Cierra
Brown, Savannah Stephens, Brittany Graham, Ased Farooqi, Kaleb Wells, Walker
SIrawn, Corey Reese. Logan Cable. Front Row: L-R Chessa Goodman. Abbie
Edenfield, Alyssa McCardle, Cody Mercer. Haleigh Smilev. jNot Pictured: Trey

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I want a TV so I can watch
WWE Raw, because my only
TV is in the front room. I want
a XBox 360 so I can play Rock
band, because all we have is a
Game-cube, I want a Playstation
3, so I can play Rock band 2,
because I don't have no games.
-- Jose Martinez

Santa asked me what I wanted .
for Christmas. I told him I want a
laptop, new cell phone and a Wii.
I told him that my mom and dad
want a laptop too. He asked me
what a Wii was and I told him
that it is like a video game but
way, way cooler. I asked him if
he knew what phone I wanted, he
said "yes" and I asked him what
I wanted and he said a Glimmer
phone. I said that he was awsome.
He said hold on a minute I have
to ask you an important question,
tell me how I get in your house, I
said let me think, you come down.
my chimney. -- Kaiy Partridge

My top three things I want for
Christmas is a rip-stick, Wii and
a bigger dirt-bike. I want them
so I can be happy! I have made
good grades, helped people have
a good Christmas and that's what
I did to deserve gifts.
-- Keshawn Engram

The three things that I want for
Christmas are, new 4-wheeler,
ipod and a new bike. I've helped
my mom with the baby and I
clean my room.
-- Maria Martinez

The first thing I would want is
a cellphone, because you can call
people and you can text people,
they will text back. Another thing
is a ipod, because you can listen
to music all day long, it is really
cool. Another one is my own flat
screen TV, so I can sit in my bed
and watch any movie I want to,
that would be real fun. I should
earn a flat screen TV because I
make AB honor roll.
-- Tanner Young

I want an Xbox 360, 50"
plasma screen TV, the Gator's
football team. I've been on the
nice list not the naughty list.
-- Tyler Vickery

I want a skooter, skate board
and a pogo stick. I want the
skooter to ride around and.a skate
board to ride down the hill. I also
want a pogo stick to out bounce
my sister. -- Ryan Harper

My top three things I want
for Christmas is a BMX bike, an
airhogs airplain, and a new pair
of snakeproof boots. I have been
good in school and I respect my
parents. -- Blaine Tharpe

My top three things I want
for Christmas is a rip stick, a
skateboard and snake proofboots
so the snakes can't bite through
the boot. I been good all this year
and I been nice to my mom and
dad all year so this is why I get my
presents. So everybody can get
presents to some people that are
nice or not. -- Logan


BLOUNTSTOWN- Therag Burge, 85, passed away early Friday
morning, Dec. 5, 2008 in Blountstown. She was born on Sept. 14,
1923 in Panama City and had lived in Calhoun County since 1966
coming from Marianna. She was a homemaker and a member of the
Protestant faith.
Survivors include one son, Johnny Johnson and his wife, Winell
of Kinard; one daughter, Shirley Jean Burke and her husband,
Arlon of Scotts Ferry; one sister, Ioma Seay of Wewahitchka; seven
grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, Dec. 7 at Williams Memorial Methodist
Church in Scotts Ferry. Reverend John Creamer officiated. Interment
followed at Williams Memorial Cemetery in Scotts Ferry.
Peavy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN Buster Zito, Jr., 71, passed away Saturday,
Dec. 6, 2008. He was born on Sept. 26, 1937 in Fairfield, AL and had
lived in Blountstown for the past four years, coming from Lakeland.
He retired as a blood bank technologist in Tampa, working for 25
years. He served four years in the United States Army and was a
member of St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic Church in Blountstown.
Survivors include former wife of eighteen years, Karen Zito of
Blountstown; two sons, Kevin Weeks of Blountstown and Trevor
Weeks of Brandon; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Nichole Weeks
ofHarrodsburg, TN; two cousins, Vincent DeCarlo and his wife, Diane
of Birmingham, AL and Mary Ann DeCarlo of Birmingham, AL'and
one godchild, Juli DeCarlo of Grover Beach, CA.
No services are planned. Memorialization will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the

SCOTTS FERRY Alvin James Roberts,. 69, passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 2,2008 in Panama City. He was born on July 5, 1939
in Calhoun County arid lived here all of his life. He was a retired
maintenance supervisor for Calhoun County with 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Abe Springs Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ginger Roberts of Scotts Ferry; three
sons, Tony Knowles and his wife, Terri of Wewahitchka, Calvin
Roberts and his wife, Stephanie of Blountstown and Shane Culpan
and his wife Stacey ofInterlachen; seven daughters, Caroline Worden
and her husband, Rob ofHollister, Wendy Pitts of Scotts Ferry, Marsha
Phillips and her husband, Mitchell of Blountstown, Greta Jinks and
her husband, Tim of Scotts Ferry, Edna Roberts and her friend, David
of Dothan, AL, Christy Culpan ofAltha and Misty Guessford and her
husband, Shane of Florahome; one brother, Johnny Roberts and his
wife, Grace of Blountstown; three sisters, Alice Jordan ofBlountstown,.
Edith Killingsworth and her husband, Jim ofAbe Springs and Bessie
Nunnery and her husband Lonnie of Wewahitchka. He also had 11
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, Dec. 5 at Rivertown Community
Church in Blountstown with Reverend Michael Morris officiating.
Memorialization was by cremation. Anyone wishing may make
contributions to the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, 20370 NE Burns Ave.,
Blountstown in his memory.
Peavy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

MARIANNA Eloise O'Bryan Chason, 68, passed away
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 at her home. She was a lifelong resident
of this area and attended Page Pond Assembly of God. She enjoyed
cooking, fishing and family get-togethers
She was preceded in death by her father, Melt O'Bryan; her mother,
Bertie Mae O'Bryan; a son, Gary Lawrence Chason; three brothers:
Donnie, Bud and Willard O'Bryan.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Chason of Marianna; two sons,
Pete Chason, Ronnie Chason and his wife, Shannon, all of Altha;
one daughter, DeloisLaing and her husband Jimy of Woodville; one
former daughter-in-law, Bonnie Miller ofAltha; ten grandchildren:
Chris Chason and his wife Shawna, Angela Correa and her husband,
Tommy, Derek, Mandy, Jesse, Shawna, Larry, Dillion and Renee;
seven great-grandchildren: Isaac, Makayla, Cameron, Monica, Chris,
Cayden, Ceairra; three brothers: Elsie Gilbert of Sylvester, GA,
Brinson O'Bryan and Byron O'Bryan, both of Augusta, GA, Charles
O'Bryan of Tallahassee; one sister, Jeanette Paul of Bonifay.
Services were held Sunday, Dec. 7 at Hall Funeral Home in Altha
with Reverend William Walker officiating. Interment followed in
Hasty Pond Church Cemetery.
Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA- Etta B. Granger, 95, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 7 at the
Courtyard by the Millpond in Marianna. She was a lifelong resident
of this area. She attended the First Baptist Church of Altha. Known
as a hard worker who enjoyed helping others, she enjoyed church,
family, quilting, fishing and sewing. She will be greatly missed by
her community, church, family and everyone who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Mallie and Pearl Taylor
Skipper; her husband, P. G. Granger; her son, Thomas Granger;
her son-in-law; Dick Chason; three brothers; Gillette, Otis and
Billy Skipper, as well as two sisters, Montez Leslie and Colleen
. Survivors include three sons, Charles Granger and his wife Mary
of Slidell, LA, James Granger and his wife Ruth of Weatherford, TX,
Sidney Granger and his wife Marie of Blountstown; one daughter;
Edna Pearl Chason of Grand Ridge; one sister, Inez McCall of
Marietta, GA, 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four
great-great grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday,
Dec. 10 at The First Baptist
Church in Altha with Reverend T R
Jim McIntosh and Reverend US to serve your family
David Odum officiating. With honor & respect.
Interment will follow at Chipola James C. (Rusy Back Jack W. Weer
Cemetery. Owner & Manager Lic. Funeral Director
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There are many thoughtful
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*Caretaker will report immediately to the Sheriff's Department of Liberty County, Florida any
disturbance, disorder or unlawful act that occurs at the park.
*Caretaker will provide for scheduling at the picnic house for public use, and when said pic-
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the picnic house is closed at that time for public use.
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*Caretaker will not store or allow to be stored on said ground, any personal property that
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inflammable or explosive character, other than what is kept in a normal household.
*Caretaker will pay for all moving expenses when their mobile home is moved out of the
park. This will include cleanup expenses in the area where the mobile home has been lo-
*Caretaker will keep current and pay all charges above the base amount on the telephone
*Caretaker will keep current and pay all charges above the base amount $40.00 per month
on the electrical bill.
*Caretaker will use and occupy the premises for lawful residential purposes only, and for no
other purpose, and will allow no unlawful use of said residential premises.
*Caretaker will not make any alterations, additions or improvements in, to, or about the
premises without the written consent of the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty
County, Florida.
*There will be no alcohol stored or consumed on the premises.

The Board of County Commissioners will:
*Pay the base amount on the telephone bill.
*Pay $40.00 per month on the electric bill.
*Pay the hookup fee to the utility company in the amount of $15.00.
*Furnish a space for a single-wide or double-wide trailer at no charge to the caretaker.
Furnish. water to the residence at no charge.
*Waive inspection fees for the trailer and electrical hookup, although inspection will be re-
*Furnish a 200 amp electrical pole for the residential unit at no charge.
-Either the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida or the Caretaker or
Caretakers may terminate this Agreement, upon written notice to the other party, at a mini-
mum of thirty (30) days notice.
Notice shall be sent as follows:
Liberty County Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321

*There will be back ground checks performed on each applicant.
*The Board reserves the right to accept or reject each and all applications which they deem
to be in the best interest of the county.
-Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M., E.T. on Tuesday, January 6, 2009.
*Applications may be turned into the office of the Clerk of Court, 10818 NVWSR 20, P.O. Box
399, Bristol, FL 32321

Albert Butcher, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners
12-10 & 12-17


There's still time to sign-up!

Liberty County Christmas

parade set for Saturday
The Liberty County Children's Coalition is proud to sponsor the
Liberty County Christmas Parade.
We are looking for families, churches, clubs, agencies, bands, local
royalty, well... everyone is invited to participate. There is no fee, just
let your lights shine out. The parade line-up will begin at 5:00 EST
at the Liberty County High School Football field. Judging of floats
will take place at 5:30, winners will be announced and the parade
will begin at 6:30. The parade will travel north on Hwy 12 from the
Library to Hwy 20 to Myers Ann and, end at the football field.
This year's parade is dedicated to the memory of Charles Morris.
The coalition is honored to have his family as our Grand Marshals.
Bring the family, have a great time, celebrate the spirit of the season,
and help us honor the memory of a man who served our community
selflessly for many years.
If you need more information, please call 643-2415 Ext. 246 or 227
and ask to speak with Yolanda or Peggy. Merry Christmas!


Cookbook will benefit

area kids and adults
PANAMA CITY -Life Management Center's Life's Delicious
cookbook is currently available for purchase. The cookbook is a
collection of recipes from Life Management Center's family and
friends. It features recipes from Rep. Jimmy Patronis, WJHG's Donna
Bell and many others. At $10 per cookbook, they make an excellent
holiday, gift for that someone who is hard to buy for: co-worker,
grandparent, out-of-state.relative, etc. The cookbooks are available
at Life Management Center's main campus in Panama City at 525
East 15th Street, Building A.
All proceeds from the cookbook sales will benefit the programs of
Life Management Center in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and
Washington Counties. Life Management Center ofNorthwest Florida,
Inc., established in 1954, provides comprehensive, highly skilled,
affordable behavioral health and family support services for children,
adults, and families in the communities of Northwest Florida.
For additional information, contact Tricia Mayo at (850) 522-4485,

Life Mgt.Center is awarded

3-year CARF
International announced that Life
Management Center ofNorthwest
Florida has been accredited for a
period of three years for seventeen
of its programs. The latest
accreditation is a continuation of
recognition that the Center has
received since the early 90s.
CARF recognizes Life
Management Center with this
accreditation in part because
the "services, personnel, and
documentation clearly indicate
an established practice of service
excellence," stated CARF
representatives. "The clinical
staff members are well qualified
and bring a strong focus on the
provision of high quality services
and supports. This, coupled with a
strong and long-tenured leadership
and management, supports a
consistent service delivery system
and the organization's ability
to address the needs of persons
This accreditation decision
represents the highest level
of accreditation that can be
awarded to an organization
and shows the organization's
substantial conformance to
the CARF standards. An
organization receiving a Three-

Year Accreditation has put itself
through a rigorous peer review
process and has demonstrated
to a team of surveyors during an
on-site visit that its programs and
services are of the highest quality,
measurable, and accountable.
Life Management Center is a
nonprofit organization providing
mental health services in Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson
and Washington Counties. It
has been providing services in
Northwest Florida since 1954.
CARF is an independent,
nonprofit accrediting body whose
mission is to promote the quality,
value, and optimal outcomes of
services through a consultative
accreditation process that centers
on enhancing the lives of the
persons served. Founded in
1966 as the Commission on the
Accreditation of Rehabilitation
Facilities, and now known as
CARF, the accrediting body
establishes consumer-focused
standards to help organizations
measure and improve the quality
of their programs and services.
For additional information on
the accreditation or on the services
provided at Life Management
Center, contact us at (850) 522-
4485ortoll-freeat(888) 785-8750.

Pancake breakfast raises money

to bhw back historic fire truck

Saturday's pancake breakfast was such a success
for the Blountstown Fire Department they're thinking
of making it an annual event, according to BFD
Chief Ben Hall. The breakfast raised approximately
$1,650 (after expenses) when hungry customers
S -gathered at Connie's Kitchen to buy a plate of
pancakes cooked by the town's firefighting crew.
S "We served about 400 people," said Hall. "Our first
customer walked in at 6 a.m. and we stayed wide
open until almost 10 a.m.," he said. Hall's
four-year-old daughter Anna Jo was busy
bussing tables while others had to make
runs back to the grocery store to get more
pancake mix and bacon as the crowd
kept on coming. "We had a blast,"
Hall added. ABOVE: Blake Owens
and Emory Godwin keep the griddle
filled with pancakes. LEFT: Greg
Rentz enjoys a bite. BELOW: A family
enjoys their tasty breakfast.



Two bedroom., wo bath-

room mobile home for
rent located six miles
north of Blountslown on
HWY 69 north. Water,
sewer, and grass mow-
ing provided. Deposit
required. No pets.
Call 643-8934
4 ,

Two and three
bedroom trailers
in Altha, very nice.
Call 762-9555

or 762-8597


HE v Sale
SSquare Bales 4
SRound Bales s30-140
*Perennial Peanut
Hay Bales 6.50
Call 850-762-3382
.. or 850-209-3629

2 bedroom house
Sin Blountstown
with a large
kitchen and
living room.
SCall 674-8081 or
W T 'i .


Will buy
Will buy

10 to

Call (850)
or (850)



1997 Buick LeSaber Limited, full
power, loaded, 3.8 V6, 31 mpg,
excellent shape, 95,000 miles, kept
in garage, leather, new Bridgestone
tires, $3,500. Call 592-5780 or
573-3029. 12-10,12-17

1998 Metro, 4-door, 74,000 miles,
A-1 shaped ,A priced to sell.
Call 674-85T7. 12-10,12-17


Refrigerator, GE 24 cubic foot with
ice maker, $250. Freezer, Frigidare
12 cubic foot upright, $175. Both
like new and in excellent condition.
Call 850-674-8385. 12-3, 12-10

Portable smoker, large pull type
with trailer, never used, $2,000
OBO. Call 718-6580. 12-10,12-17

Pageant dress, worn once,
purple/violet, with sequins all over,
beautiful. Call 447-0438 for more
information. 12-10,12-17
Fireplace insert, Cemi-Concept II
heavy duty, glass front w/damper
and blower, $300. Call 670-8540.
12-10, 12-17

Boys boots, new, size 6, $15. Call
674-3264. 12-10,12-17

10K gold wedding rings, size 6,
$50. Call 447-4342. 12-10,12-17

Gas heater, wall unit, used one
year, $75. Call 447-4342.

HP Office Jet printer 7130 xi. Call
693-5898. 12-10

6 foot Christmas tree, $5; set of
queen sheets, green, $5; Sponge
Bob joy stick game, connects to
TV, $5; pair boys Timberland hiking
boots, size 4 1/2, $20. Call 674-
8320. 12-3,12-10

Piano, $75. Call 674-3264.
12-3, 12-10

Light fixtures, one dining room
fixture, white with 5 lamps, $20
and one living room fixture, black
with 5 lamps, made for a high
ceiling $50. Call 294-6002.

Ruby/Diamond gold earrings,
$35. Call 674-5483. 12-3,12-10

Pink prom dress, two piece halter
with sequins, size 18, worn once,
$50. Call 674-5483. 12-3,12-10

X-box 360 Games, Gears of War II
and Call of Duty World at War, $40
each. Call 674-7138. 12-3,12-10

Wii bundle with accessories and
games, $300. Call Lorene at 643-
3622. 12-3, 12-10

Professional spray rig, mounted
on metal frame. 100 gallon tank,
100 feet of high pressure hose on a
reel, 31/2 HP.Honda engine, $500.
Call 850-674-8385. 12-3,12-10


Remodeling sale, dresser $10; TV
stand $20, changing table, $5, end
table $5, two hutches, dark wood
$10 each or $15 for both, pack and
play for a child $5, everything must
go, prices negotiable. Call 693-
5898 or 674-5696. 12-10

Sofa sectional, black with red
stripes, center console with coffee
table, excellent shape, $200 or
make offer.-Call 509-8636.

1995 Ford Econoline Van, 3/4 ton,
heavy duty suspension, $2,200
OBO. Call 674-9495. 12-10,12-17

1995 Chevy Tahoe, four door,
4-wlieel drive, everything works,
$3,000 OBO. Call 643-7968.

1998 Ford Explorer, 209,000
miles, runs great, $3,000 firm. Call
674-2716. 12-3,12-10



Four 15-inch tires with stock rims,
three of the four good tread, small
pattern 5-lug, $80 for all. Call 379-
8536 or 904-460-7041. 12-10,12-17

Toolbox for full size truck. Call
643-2049 12-10, 12-17

Two Goodyear mud runner,
25x11x10 four wheeler tires. 30%
tread left $40 for both. Call 693-
0692. 12-10,12-17
Aluminum tool box for full size
truck, $100 firm. Call 674-4693 or
532-2926. 12-10,12-17



Browning Youth
compound bow with qu
site, $125. Hunter's view
tree stand, $60. Call 693

7 Mag Remington 7
Bushnell scope, $450.
2879. 12 10,12-17

Rifle, new 7mm 08, 3x9x4
with ammo, $600. C

Remington model 700, 2
with 3x9 Nikon Scope
$1,000 asking $500. Call
or 643-2255.

Slow credit, no problem WA.C.
Hand-picked quality cars and trucks.
Business (850) 526-5254
Residence (850) 762-3679
Toll Free: 1-888-740-8222 1


3905 W. Hwy. 90 in Marianna UF


$160 brand name queen
mattress set, unused with
warranty, 222-7783
100% LEATHER Living Rm
model Set, Lifetime Warranty. NEW,
liver and still in crate. List $1999. Let
climbing go for: $649 ... 545-7112.
-0692. Can deliver.
12-10,12-17 5 Piece 100% MicroFiber
Living Rm set complete w/
00 with tables: $599, ALL NEW in
Call 557- boxes. Delivery available.
6 piece, PUB TABLE &
40 cope chairs, solid wood. New
al scop' in crate. List $1200, Take
1a,643- $449. 425-8374
12-3,12-10 A NEW Queen Orthopedic
70 caliber Pillowtop mattress set in
, retails sealed plastic. Full warranty.
597-0902 Sacrifice $279. Can deliver.
12-3,12-10 850-222-7783
Complete Solid Wood Bed-
room Set. Brand new! Top
Quality. Dovetail Drawers.
Beautiful. Must See. $499.
Can deliver 545-7112.
Canopy Bed Brand New
in box. $129. 222-9879
sleigh 7pc bedroom set.
$2400 value, must sell
S $000. 425-8374. Delivery.
FULL mattress sets $150.
TWIN mattress sets $125.
ALL NEW. 545-7112
Delivery avail.
NASA Visco Memory Foam
mattress set NEW in plas-
tic w/ warranty. List Value
$1400 Sacrifice $599. Deliv-
ery available. 222-9879


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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.

.s 2







2001 Ford Ranger, 4x4, two
door, V6, flare-side super-cab,
power windows/lock, cruise
control, bed liner, XLT package.
Well maintained, $7,200, serious
inquiries only. Call 643-3344 or
643-6959. 12-10, 12-17

1989 Chevy Silverado, long wheel
base, new engine, $1.,800 OBO.
Diamond plate aluminum tool box,
fits full size truck, $150. Call 718-
6580. 12-3, 12-10

1979 Ford F-100, small wheel
base, 351 m engine, chrome wheels
and new tires, $1,800. Call 762-
8136. 12-3,12-10

2004 Ford F-150 Lariat, 5.4L,
V-8, 60,000 highway miles, four
door crew cab, 4-wheel drive,
power everything, sunroof, leather
interior, sprayed bed liner, running
boards, towing package, two tone
paint (dark green with tan around
the bottom), many more extras,
$17,000. Call 850-447-0118.
12-3, 12-10

Get some cash for the holidays by
selling your unused items in The
Journal classified!




Week ofDec. 7to Dec. 13

S RIES Mar 21/Apr20
S i., you're all fired up but look-
n f or a way to vent your energy.
s a'rtarius can be your partner as
.... ear up the town. Wednesday
.,u will come back to earth.

1 -URUS Apr 21/May 21
TTaurus, you have a lot of impor- things to say. Now you just
,ccd to get others to listen. Wait
uiiil you have an audience and
L!nrl make your announcement.

GEMINI -May 22/Jun 21
Gc mini, every smile you fake will
.-nil, sink you deeper into a situ-
a.u. n you don't feel comfortable
ith. Instead, be truthful and let
others s know your feelings.

CANCER- Jun 22/Jul22
i.11 chatter has got you feeling
II conscious, Cancer. But deep
J- n you know you're above all
rli, gossip. Does it really matter
ha Ir they say? A change of per-
ception is good.

LEO --Jul 23/Aug 23
Le,. start socializing to feel bet-
recr diis week. You can head to a
pr.rr, Or simply hanging around a
.. ded place will fit the bill and
your quota of activity.

VIRGO -Aug 24/Sept 22
r.o, your leadership skills are
i.' eted so much this week you
n .: want to think of taking the
rcr's more often. You are most
e elective leading by example.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
!' lake up your mind, Libra.
'pending too much time this
c. ek making decisions won't
it..rnct your situation. You tend to
:s iC ralyze your options, which
I. the heart of the problem.
%CORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Is there any way you can avoid
m,.rney this week, Scorpio? Your
dgement regarding the green is
11 c loaded, so it's best if you put off
S biL purchases or anything having
S to do with finances.

sagittarius, your relationship
elIet jor will reach the top floor in
no rine. Now it's timeto step up
[the romance and really ensure this
S a long-term commitment.

C CPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
T hir is a great week to be health-
i:.nscious, Capricorn. You're
.'i more likely to focus on your
ph', ical and mental well-being.
E rpct some extra cash to pop up
later in the week.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
R.:mance is a definite possibility
i i. '.. eek, Aquarius. What do you
ri ed to improve your chances?
N,.r much because he or she will
take the lead.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
'i Pi'c ,, simplicity is key to having
tihe most satisfying week you've
b8 h ,d n a while. Nothing can get
'you down.

T no Martinez, Athlete (41)
S Teri Hatcher, Actress (44)
Tre Cool, Drummer (36)
S Kenneth Branagh, Actor (48)
J irmaine Jackson, Singer (54)
l irLrifer Connelly, Actress (38)
i aylor Swift, Singer (19)



250 Kawasaki Dirt bike, '02 pro
circuit KX 125/250, running 2
stroke, $800 firm. Call 643-3344.

80 Kawasaki Dirt bike, 2 stroke,
not running but have parts, $450
firm. Call 643-3344. 12-
10, 12-17
2004 Yamaha Roadstar, 19,000
miles, 1700 cc, front/rear backrest,
windshield, floor boards, crash
bars, saddle bags, very clean,
$5,500. Call 445-2915. 12-10,12-17

2006 Harley Davidson Heritage
Softail Deluxe, 13,020 miles,
recent service, Hwy. bars and
pegs, windshield, street handlebar,
deluxe passenger seat and
backrest, 2-tone paint, lots of extra
accessories, excellent condition,
$14,500. Call 447-0682 or 674-
2637. 12-10, 12-17

Kawasaki KDX 250 dirt bike, in
good shape, runs good, $800. Call
557-1388. 12-10, 12-17

1985 Yamaha, 700 Motorcycle,
$1,000 OBO. Call 447-1642.


Tractor and farm equipment in
Clarksville. Call 643-7593 for more
information. 12-10,12-17

1985 Zetor 5211 Farm Tractor
with box blade, 43 hp, in very good
condition, $4,000 OBO. Call 674-
4693 or 532-2926. 12-10, 12-17


Boat .motor, 25 HP Evinrude,
electric start, tiller handle, $750.
25 HP Mariner boat motor with
remote, all controls and stainless
prop, $1,250. Call 227-4881.
12-10, 12-17

19' Aristocraft hard-top boat, 165
Mercury gas inboard motor, and
trailer. Excellent condition, $2,000.
Call 379-8410. 12-10,12-17

Houseboat, AC, heat, gas stove,
new refrigerator, TV, bed, stereo,
detachable floating deck, great
shape, $7,500 firm. Call 850-237-
2523 or 850-528-6458. 12-3,12-10

Boat, brand new, G3, 14 foot, 20
HP Yamaha, depth finder, trailer,
$5,000 firm. Call 850-237-2523 or
850-528-6458. 12-3,12-10

1988 Glass Stream Boat, 15', 1"
in length, with trailer, $1,200. Call
674-1861. 12-3,12-10
Bass tracker, 18 ft., with 135 HP
Mariner, trolling motor, fish finder,
two livewells, asking $4500 OBO.



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

Cl485n lva e

Call 643-8815 and leave a mes-
sage. UFN


Lost: Black & white Rat terrier dog,
female, answers to Winny, last
seen in the area off Hwy. 167 in
Calhoun County. Call 573-0579.
12-3, 12-10

Lost: Hearing Aid, right ear, reward.
Call 643-2671. 12-3,12-10


Doublewide mobile home, two
bedroom, 2 bath, large den, you
move, $8,500. Call 643-1514.
12-3, 12-10

Hosford, 1.4 acres. Call 643-
7326. -10-22, 12-24

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


Four wonderful and loving dogs,
all have been neutered or spayed,
shots are up to date, including
rabies. They are use to a large
fenced area or staying on a big
farm and having good shelter. Two
months of dog food will be supplied
for each when adopted. No charge
to adopt, just asking that they get a
good loving home. To find out more
or see the dogs, call Penny at 643-
5254. 12-10, 12-17

Three Shi-Chi puppies, Shih Tzu
and Chihuahua, two male and one
female, $150 each. Call 674-9495.

American Bulldog/Weimaraner,
free, she's six months old, spayed
and shots are up to date. Call 643-
5825. 12-10,12-17-

Horse saddle, brand new, never
used, dark leather w/black suede
seat. Call 447-0438. 12-10,12-17

Free puppies to a good loving
home, mother is part Husky, father
is part Black Lab, seven left. Call
379-9324 12-3,12-10

German Shepherd, female, AKC
registered K9. Call 447-0580 for
more information. 12-3,12-10

Beagle/Walker Hunting puppies,
one year old, $50, four left. Call
643-7977. 12-3,12-10



available at
The Calhoun-
Liberty Journal
office in Bristol ''" .


Pony with saddle and bridle, must
be reasonable or free. Call 597-
6620. 12-10, 12-17

Steel drum, 35 or 55 gallon. Call
643-3509. 12-10, 12-17

1991 Lincoln Town Car, Signature
series, for parts. Call 762-8255.
12-3, 12-10

Cabinets and sinks for kitchen
and bathroom. Call 674-3264.
12-3, 12-10
Junk cars and trucks, any con-
dition, we pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-1126 cell. UFN


Blountstown: Saturday, Dec. 13
from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. Clothes,
pocket books, leather jacket,
microwave cart $20, jewelry. Early
birds welcome, 17854 NE Charlie
Johns Street, Apt. H-1, Chipola

Blountstown: Sat. Dec. 13, 8
a.m.- until. Multi- family garage
sale located at 20095 SW Juniper.
From Hwy. 20, turn south between
Burger King &.bank (Warren Ave.)
then turn right onto Juniper Ave.-a
dead end street. Household items,
knick knacks, bar stools, clothing
for the entire family, bicycles,
tricycles, baby items including a
Pack 'n Play, swing, stroller w/
matching car seat, and much, much
more. 850-674-5257.

For Rent
2/1 Mobile Home
2 RV Spots Available
with Full Hookup
On Ochlockonee River

DO YOU....
CALL C.J. at
(850) 576-2510

Greg's Auto &
Diesel Repair
Small to large
engine repair.
Call today
for your

Lawrence e


Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM
(850) 856-5827 or (850) 856-5918
Monday- Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WE PROVIDE: Boarding
Grooming Preventative
Healthcare programs which include
vaccinations and yearly checkups
SSpay/neuter program to reduce
unwanted puppies/kittens.
43 N. Cleveland St., Quincy
OFFICE (850) 627-8338 U


PHONE (850)643-3289
*Bristol-3 bedroom brick near school and shopping,
new cabinets, fireplace, shop on 3 good acres. MOTI-
*Orange-5 bedrooms, lots of room, beautiful kitchen,
great room with fireplace,-cook house and much more,
BIG LOT with fruit trees and grape arbor, near river,
creek, and national forest. AFFORDABLE!!
*Bird Pond-3/2 all cypress, new metal roof, fireplace,
fireplace, nice open kitchen GREAT LOCATION, extra
acres with shop available. DONT MISS THIS ONE!!!
*HWY 333-Country Living, 3/3 very nice house on 2
acres, storage building, carport, game cleaning shed,
extra acres available, hwy frontage. PRICE NEGOTIA-
*Hosford-3.67 acres and a real nice brick house
with plenty of room, many amenities, extra building for
shop or apartment. REDUCED!!!
*Altha-perfect 3 bedroom brick house on a good one
acre lot with barn, boat shed, big pecan trees, fruit trees,
grape arbor. GREAT location near high school. Asking
only $99,000. BETTER HURRY ON THIS ONE!!!

We have others to buy or sell. Give us a call!!!

MVerry Christmas!


ALTHA Florence A. Whalen, 74, passed away Saturday, Nov.
27, 2008 at her home. She was born on Jan. 19, 1934 in Chicago, IL
and had lived in Calhoun County since 1997 coming from Clearwater.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic
Church in Blountstown.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Whalen of Altha; one
son, Robert Karvanck of Panama City; one step-daughter, Sharon
Fitzmorris of Ventura, CA; one sister, Rose Marszalek of Chicago,
IL and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday, Dec. 4 at St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic
Church in Blountstown with Father Kurian Manikuttiyil officiating.
Memorialization was by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
BLOUNTSTOWN Grady Gene Jordan, 79, passed away
Saturday, Dec. 6,2008. He was born in Panama City and had lived in
Quincy for the past 40 years before coming to Blountstown. He was
a retired heavy equipment operator for the Forestry Service and had
attended Youngstown First Baptist Church inYoungstown.
Survivors include six sons, James Jordan ofHosford, George Jordan
of California, Johnny Jordan of Florida, Paul Jordan of Germany,
Gene Jordan of Hosford, and Barry Jordan of St. Louis, MI; three
daughters, Patricia Jordan of Bell, Anita Jordan of Marianna, and
Mary Jordan of St. Augustine; a brother, Enzor Jordan of Florida;
a sister, Lois Jordan of North Carolina; nine grandchildren and 15
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. in
Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. The family will receive friends one
hour prior to the service at the cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the
BRISTOL Lou Vennie Hobby, 83, passed away Saturday, Dec.
6, 2008. She was bor in Georgia but lived in Liberty County most
of her life. She worked in the sewing factory in Blountstown and
Marianna for many years while raising her family, and was very active
in church activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, James
E. Hobby; a son, Larry Hobby; and a brother, Buck Montgomery.
Survivors include four sons, Billy Hobby and his wife Barbara of
Bristol, Edwin Hobby and his wife Lynn of Bristol, Collis Hobby of
Kentucky, Dale Hobby aid his wife Penny of Bristol, and a daughter-
in-law, Henrietta Hobby of Bristol; three daughters, Mary Sue Lee
and her husband Amos of Blountstown, Diane Vanderhoff and her
husband Van ofTallahassee, and Patricia Morrison and her husband
Gary of Miami; three brothers, Frank Montgomery of Adell, GA,
Luther Montgomery, Jr. of Valdosta, GA, and Pete Montgomery of
North Carolina; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and
three great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, Dec 8 at Lake Mystic Baptist Church
with Reverend Aaron Elkins and Reverend Clyde Roberts officiating.
Interment followed at Lake Mystic Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

HOSFORD Alma R. Fowler, 84, passed away Monday, Dec.
8, 2008 in Blountstown. She was born in Blountstown and had lived
most of her life in Liberty County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed
visiting others and was active in the Women's Missionary Council at
Telogia Assembly of God Church in Hosford
She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Fowler and a
son, James Fowler.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Fowler and his wife, Carolyn
of Hosford and Ray Fowler and his wife, Linda of Tallahassee;
one daughter, Inez Lollie and her husband, Curtis of Hosford; nine
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several great-great-
Services will be 10 a.m. (ET), Thursday, Dec. 11 at Telogia
Assembly of G6d Church in Telogia with Reverend Thomas Adams
officiating. Interment will follow in the Sanders Cemetery in Hosford.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. (ET) at the Adams
Funeral Home in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MARIANNA James Calvin "Jim" Culpepper, 84, passed away
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. He was bornin Compass Lake. He served in
the Army and the Air Force for four years each, and was a prisoner
of war during World War II. He retired from Chrysler Corporation
in Baltimore, MA.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Patricia M. Culpepper of
Marianna; a step-son, Terry Richards and his wife Becky of Marianna;
a brother, W. H. Culpepper ofProvo, UT; and two step-grandchildren,
Mikayla and Jeremy Richards.
A graveside service was held, Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Compass Lake
Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of
the arrangements.

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Volunteers like Lovey Burchett (left) and Lawana
McDonald (right) make the Pioneer Settlement come
alive for visitors at Christmas. Community members
came together to sing, cook biscuits, build fires, decorate
the cabins and give tours to create another memorable

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Minutes from the Nov. 6 regular Liberty Commission meeting

Official minutes from the
Nov. 6 regular meeting of the
Liberty County Commission as
recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to
order by Chairman Dexter Barber.
Present at the meeting were
Commissioners Albert Butcher,
Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson,
L.B. Arnold, Attoiney Shalene
Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and
Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Bill
Pledge of allegiance was led
by Hill.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held
October 7, 2008 was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Hill presented Commissioner
Arnold a retirement plaque for
28 years of dedicated service as a
Liberty County Commissioner.
Architectural service proposals
were discussed. There were two
proposals. 1. JRA Architects,
Inc., Tallahassee, FL. 2. Johnson
Peterson Architects, Tallahassee,
FL. Motion to rate Johnson
Peterson Architects as # 1 was
made by Johnson, seconded
by Arnold and carried. Hill
will set up a meeting to start
negotiations with Johnson
Peterson Architects.
Peggy Howland discussed
the Christmas Parade route for

December and requested that
the board make a donation of
less than $250.00 for trophies.
Motion to approve her request
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Stoutamire and carried.
Cindy Copeland requested
that we support the efforts to
try and get the medicaid food
stamp office re-opened in Liberty
County. Motion to approve a
letter requesting the local office be
re-opened was made by Butcher,
seconded by Stoutamire and
Matt Carpenter with Preble -
Rish Engineers came before the
board. Bids on Durham Road
were opened. 1. Gulf Asphalt
Contractors, Inc. bid $208,750.00.
2. C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc. bid $193,492.30. Motion to
award to low bidder C.W. Roberts
Contracting, Inc. was made by
Johnson, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Motion to approve change
order on 67A to C.W. Roberts
Contracting, Inc. with a deduction
of $ 77,612.00 was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher
and carried.
Chris Moran discussed a land
swap with the board. It would be
an even swap. The back 21 feet
for the 21 feet along side of his
building. Motion to proceed with
a public hearing was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by Arnold
and carried.

Liberty Co. Commission Nov. 18

organizational meeting minutes
Official minutes from the Nov. 18 organizational meeting of the
Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary.
Prayer was led by Commissioner Albert Butcher.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Clerk Robert Hill.
The meeting was called to order by Hill. Present at the meeting
were Commissioners Dexter Barber, Butcher, Davis Stoutamire, Jim
Johnson, Kevin Williams, Attorney Shalene Grover and Deputy Clerk
Charla Kearce.
Hill swore in Williams, Johnson and Butcher.
Motion to appoint Butcher as Chairman and Stoutamire as Vice
Chairman was made by Williams, seconded by Barber and carried.
Motion to have the County Attorney write a letter to the Forest
Service requesting that there not be an increase on their fees due to
the economic crisiswas made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
The Board will discuss using the Road Department with a prison
crew to clean parks at the next regular meeting.
Motion to adjourn was made by Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire
and carried.

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Albert Butcher, Chairman


Oil Changes

Patricia Shuler presented
Resolution # 08-26 approving
application for an EMS Grant
in the amount. of $2,474.00.
Motion to approve was made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to not let children from
the school ride the ambulance due
to the HIPPA law and insurance
was made by Stoutamire, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve the request
of Dan White for Big Bend
Hospice to use the Wesleyan
Methodist Church with the fees
waived on December 11, 2008
from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to
hold a service of remembrance
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Arnold and carried.
The Board requested that the
county attorney write a letter to
Depf. of Transportation declining
acceptance of maintenance on
proposed flashing beacons on
65, north of State Road 20 in
Hosford was made by Stoutamire,
seconded by Butcher and
Motion to appoint Hill to serve
on the NW Florida Health Council
was made by Arnold, seconded
by Johnson and carried.
Dr. Gene Charbonneau gave a
report on the land lease and said
that it sounds positive.
Charbonneau requested that
the Special Meeting held on
September 29, 2008 reflect a
change in the minutes. Motion
for the Board of County
Commissioners to change the
minutes on September 29,2008 to
read motion to build the healthcare
facility using HCOF 08-100 grant
funds and delete FQHC was made
by Arnold, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Charbonneau gave an update
on the Health Department and
Wendee Parrish told the Board
that Weatherization Day was
celebrated on October 30, 2008.
Attorney Shalene Grover
presented Resolution # 08-
27 requesting full funding of
amendment to offset fiscally
constrained counties. Motion to
approve was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and
Motion to approve Resolution

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# 08-29, 30, and 31 electing to
receive reserve forest funding was
made by Stoutamire, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Motion to approve the Florida
utility identity theft prevention
program was made by Stoutamire,
seconded by Arnold and carried.
The Board requested that the
Clerk advertise for an overseer
for Bentley Bluff, Veterans Park,
and Estiffanula Park. We will
take applications and do back
ground checks.
Motion to approve Christmas
holiday to be taken Christmas
Day and day after, and New
Year's holiday to be taken New
Year's day and day after was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson and carried. The four
day work week employees will
take Wednesday and Thursday.
There will be an organizational
meeting on Tuesday, November
18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. to be held in
the Judges Chambers conference
There was no decision made
on the discussion of Whittaker
No action taken on the request
to allow the Great Florida Birding
Sign on County Road 379.
Lisa Dawson and Rosa Lee

Dawson discussed the SHIP
grant. Lisa Dawson will meet
with Wendee Parrish tomorrow
in the office to go over amount
spent concerning Lisa Dawson's
The Board requested that the
Road Department use a prison
crew to maintain the restrooms
at least three times a week at
Veterans Park.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Stoutamire, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
Motionto adjourn was made by
Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire,
and carried.


Warrant Numbers
Operating Fund
25395 -25611
Weatherization Fund
4349- 4358
SHIP Grant
3789- 3816
Small Co. Grant
3635- 3659
26241 -26396

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Dexter Barber, Chairman

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Notice is given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Liberty
County, Florida, proposes to adopt
the following Ordinance:
A public hearing on the Ordinance
will be held at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on
January 6, 2009, at the Liberty
County Court House, Highway 20,
in Bristol, Fl, 32321.
All interested persons are invited
to attend. A copy of the proposed
Ordinance in its entirety may be
reviewed at the Liberty County
Courthouse. In accordance with
the Americans Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation or an interpreter to par-

ticipate in the proceeding should
contact the County Commission-
ers Office at (850)643-5404 at
least 7 days prior to the date of
the hearing.
Dated this 10th day of December,
Liberty County, Florida
Robert Hill, Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners

Notice is hereby given that pursu-
ant to Chapter 373, Florida Stat-
utes, the following applications)
for water use permits) has (have)
been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
Application number I 06999 filed
Department of Corrections, Lib-
erty County Correctional Institute,
2601 Blairstone Road, Tallahas-
see, FL 32399-2500. Requesting
a maximum withdrawal of 660,000
gallons per day from the Floridan
Aquifer System for Public Supply
use by an existing facility. General
withdrawal locations) in Liberty
County: T01N, R06W, Sec. 19B,

Interested persons may object
to or comment upon the applica-
tions or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff reports)
containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the applications)
by writing to the Division of Re-
source Regulation of the North-
west Florida Water Management
District, attention Terri Peterson,
152 Water Management Drive,
Havana, Florida 32333-9700, but
such comments or requests must
be received by 5 o'clock p.m. on
December 24, 2008.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding this (these)
applicationss. Publication of this
notice constitutes constructive no-
tice of this permit application to all
substantially affected persons. A
copy of the staff reports) must be
requested in order to remain ad-
vised of further proceedings and
any public hearing date.
Substantially affected persons are
entitled to request an administra-
tive hearing regarding the pro-
posed agency action by submitting
a written request according to the
provisions of 28-601.201, Florida
Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be
mailed only to persons.wh6 have
filed such requests. 12-1008


Two of the students are shown in front of their billboard design.

Altha sixth graders' artwork is
featured on clean water billboard
Altha sixth-graders Hunter Chason, Kayla Bristow and Klara
Carillo are now artists after having their creative work displayed
on an area billboard. Last year in Mrs. Rehberg's Science class
they participated in a poster contest sponsored by Dr. Santine
Cuccio and the Chipola College Groundwater Team. Their
assignment was to create a poster describing what is. happening
to our Florida Aquifers and how we should keep our drinking
water clean.
They wanted to show how polluting our Florida Aquifers can
affect our drinking water and the environment. These students'
poster was chosen to be on a billboard in downtown Marianna
next to Pizza Hut.

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