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
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Language: English
Creator: Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: December 17, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly
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United States of America -- Florida -- Calhoun
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Santa's Helper
Calhoun Correctional employee Ricky
Dew was one of many volunteering
their time to make a big difference for
kids in need this Christmas. He alone
.wrapped 40 gifts that will go to area
foster children. See more about the
project on page 25.

Tolar girls are
J,. Conference

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
and to give money to the hungry.
My two bottom corner teeth
are important teeth ya know.
Without them it's hard to chew
Your food. When you take a
picture there' a big difference.
Your teeth are missing. It's like
Bam!! They're gone where are
Tiffany Dees
P.S. Merry Christmas
Blountstown Middle School

S2 12/29/2009


Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008


Mr. and Mrs. Claus wave to folks gathered along the road to watch Saturday's Lights
of Liberty parade travel through Bristol. For more photos, please see pages 16 & 17.

Former officer receives same sentence as in Liberty Co. case

Strawn gets 5 years probation in

Calhoun bribery & solicitation case

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A plea agreement his second in two weeks will
keep a former Calhoun County law enforcement officer
from serving time behind bars following his arrest this
past spring on charges of bribery and solicitation of
Circuit Court Judge Elijah Smiley sentenced
42-year-old William Strawn to five years probation
after he entered a plea of no contest to reduced charges
in Calhoun County court Monday.
The sentence was the same as that handed down
Dec. 1 in Liberty County, where Strawn was accused
of sexual misconduct with two female inmates.
In both cases, Strawn can end his probation after three
years if he meets all the requirements. Adjudication
was withheld, his corrections certification was revoked

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I want a Wii, Cat, o
4 a and a phrystation
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and he is barred from working in law enforcement.
This past April, Strawn was caught on tape
soliciting sex from Lisa Vaughn, whose husband was
an inmate at the Calhoun County Jail where he worked
as a transportation officer. The widely-distributed
tape showed Strawn offering to make life easier for
Vaughn's husband while he was in custody, saying that
he would make him a trustee and get him cigarettes
and "whatever he wants" if she would have sex with
In the Liberty County case, Strawn picked up two
inmates from the jail in Bristol for clean-up detail at
the civic center. Both women said Strawn took them
to the civic center for a while and afterwards, drove
them to the horse arena and had sex with them on the
hood of his patrol car.

Where do Santa
and Mrs. Claus
90 on vacation?

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he donlper like to change
Jonathan Shuler consoles his tearful Austin Fo
sister, Juliette, as they sit on Santa's Blountstown Middle
knee during a recent visit to the
Bristol Pre-school. SEE PAGE 5.

Sheriff1s Lg..2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 FAMU student profiles...9 Fanner's Almanac...8
7 18122I 0908 Birtbdays...10 Speak Upl...16 Santa Letters....15, 18 & 25 Schools... 18-20 Obituaries...22 Classifieds...*26 & 27


Taser used on intoxicated Clarksville man

who refused to leave Legion Hall after fight

An intoxicated man who got
in a fight was found outside
the American Legion Hall in
Blountstown Saturday night,
screaming obscenities at a
crowd of about 30 people as
he stood shirtless and bleeding
from wounds to his left eye and
mouth, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Deputies went to the scene
to assist the Blountstown Police
Department at 10:05 p.m. after
being dispatched to an "extremely
urgent" incident.
Legion Hall security had
escorted a belligerent and
uncooperative Dewey Ralph
Smith, 39, of Clarksville, out of
the building but he refused to
leave the property, according to
the arrest report.'
Another man said he and
Smith got into an altercation
after Smith shoved an ashtray
under his chin. Legion Hall
security separated the two and
attempted to remove Smith,
who then tried to hit a security
officer. A second skirmish
ensued as Smith became
increasingly violent.
Smith was seated in the back
of a patrol car as officers talked
with witnesses to find out what
had happened. When Deputy
Jared Nichols returned to his
patrol car and opened the door,
he found Smith still angry and
He then handcuffed Smith,
with his hands in front, after
telling him he was being arrested
for disorderly conduct. Smith
replied that he was not going
to jail and attempted to hit the
deputy and then tried to push
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Officers then put Smith on the
ground, took off the handcuffs
and moved his arms behind him
and handcuffed him once again
while repeatedly telling him to
quit resisting.
When Smith was brought back
up to his feet, he refused to get
in the patrol car. When officers
tried to physically put him in the

vehicle, he began kicking them.
Smith was told to settle down
and despite the deputy's threat to
use a taser to subdue him, Smith
continued to be combative.
After being shot in the left side
with the taser, officers were able
to get him into the patrol car and
take him to the sheriff's office.

Altha woman charged with

theft of diamond bracelet
A 19-year-old Altha woman was arrested Friday for stealing a gold
and diamond bracelet valued at $1,100, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.
Jessica McCutcheon was charged with grand theft after the bracelet
was discovered in a Marianna pawn shop. The shop owner identified
McCutcheon as the person who pawned the bracelet Nov. 21 for
AHwy. 71 couple who McCutcheon sometimes babysat for realized
that the bracelet was missing and reported it on Nov. 26. They knew
that she was aware of where the valuable piece of jewelry was kept in
their home. They later realized that an engagement ring and a wedding
ring were also missing.
The woman said McCutcheon had been at their home recently and
brought a friend with her. When asked if her friend might have taken the
bracelet, McCutcheon asked that they "give her until Tuesday"to find out.
McCutcheon's mother contacted the sheriff's office a few days
later and said her daughter was at her home and she believed she had
some of the other stolen property with her.
In an interview with Investigator Mark Mallory, McCutcheon
said she found a diamond tennis bracelet in the road after leaving the
couple's home one day. She said she pawned it in Marianna.
She then turned over the two rings that had been reported missing.
McCutcheon said she had picked up the rings at the couple's home
thinking they were her mother's, which looked similar and which'
she sometimes wore.
When the investigator told her that she didn't appear to be truthful,
McCutcheon began to cry.
In addition to the theft charge, the sheriff's office will be contacting
the Jackson County Sheriff's Office about pursuing a charge of dealing
in stolen property.
McCutcheon is being held on $3,500 bond.

A trespass warning was issued
to keep him from the American
Legion Hall property.

Off-duty Investigator Mark
Mallory was called into the
sheriff's office to document the use
of the taser during Smith's arrest.
.In his report, Mallory noted
that Smith appeared to be under
the influence of alcohol or some
other substance and had cuts,
scratches and red marks on his
face and torso. He was bleeding
from a cut near his left eye.
Mallory noted the point-of-
contact mark left by the Taser on
Smith's side.
Smith told him he had been
attacked from behind by an
unknown person at the Legion
Hall. He said he was then beaten
by eight deputies and tased
numerous times.
Mallory then told Smith
there were not eight deputies
working the county. He added
that even taking into account all
the law enforcement agencies
in the county, there couldn't,
possibly be eight officers out at
one time.

Smith was transported to the
hospital to be treated for minor
injuries stemming from his
earlier fight.
While on the way to the
emergency room, Smith told
Deputy Eddie Dalton, "This is
not over" and said he was "going
to take care of the deputies that
did this to him."
As he waited to see a doctor,
Smith continued cursing,
threatened deputies by asking for
directions to their homes and was
verbally abusive to the staff.
Smith refused to calm down
and had to be moved into a back'
room away from the public.
Dalton reported that as he
waited with Smith, Smith stated,
"I know where you live and I will
take care of this when I get out."
Dalton said he ignored Smith's
taunts, which seemed to make
him more angry. Smith then
told the deputy he knew where
he lived, had seen his children
playing in his yard and was going
to bum his house down with the
children inside. Smith then said
he would rather feed Dalton and
his family something to make
them choke so he could watch
them die.
When advised that his threats
would result in a charge of
corruption by threat against a
public servant a third degree
felony Smith replied, "I don't
care. This is not over. You have not
seen the last of Ralph Smith."
A second trespass warning
was issued preventing Smith
from going near the deputy's
Smith is being held without
bond following his arrest for
disorderly intoxication, resisting
arrest with violence, corruption
by threat against a public
servant, along with two trespass

Dec. 9
*Andre William Johnson, VOP (warrant), CCSO.
.Ricky Radde Battles, VOP, CCSO.

Dec. 10
*Allana Carroll, VOP (2 times), VOSS, CCSO.
*Cassandra Michelle Jones, VOP (warrant), CCSO.
*John Paul Yon, VOP (warrant), CCSO.
*Hershel Crocker, grand theft (2 times), burglary,
*Richard Delay, domestic battery, BPD.
*Joe E. Kirkland, VOCP (warrant), CCSO.
Dec. 12
*Thomas Davin Reddick, violation of driver license
restriction, BPD.
*Jessica McCutcheon, grand theft, CCSO.
*Alex Carrizal, no valid drivers license, holding for
Marion Co., BPD.
*Angela Tindall, VOCC, CCSO.
*Sabrina Cooper, child neglect, CCSO.
Dec. 13
*Ralph Smith, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest
with violence, corruption by threat against public servant,
Dec. 14
*Erin R. Wells, Domestic Battery, CCSO.

Dec. 4
*Keith Summerlin, VOP (county), CCSO.
Dec. 8
*Mark Ludke, Jr., VOP (state), Leon CSO.
Dec. 9
*Cristina Keith, VOP, self.
Dec. 10
*Randy Grimes, holding for Wakulla CSO, self.
*Allana Carroll, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Byron Langdon, aggravated battery with great bodily
harm, LCSO.
Dec. 12
*Jeania Louise Oliver, aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon (domestic), LCSO.
*Angela Kay Tindal, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Jessica McCutcheon, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Wilmeshia Nobles, driving while.license suspended
or revoked, LCSO.
Dec. 13
*Sabrina Cooper, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Shawn Thomas, DUI, DUI refusal, reckless driving,
Dec. 14
*Reginald Lee Braggs, FTA, DUI, driving while licerise
suspended or revoked, LCSO.

Listings include name followed by charge and identification of arresting
agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our
readers that all are presumed innocent untilproven guilty.

Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec: 9 through Dec. 14, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents ..............03 Traffic Citations..................22
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....204
Business alarms.....08 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints .... ..................... .....245

From our family at

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we would like to
wish you and your
family a safe and
happy holiday.


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An open forum meeting with Liberty County Com-
missioner Davis Stoutamire and School Board
Chairman Kyle Peddie will be held at the Hosford
Fire Station on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. For
more information, call 379-3308

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Stabbing leads to woman's arrest

after dispute at Hosford residence

A Hosford woman has
been charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon
following an altercation with
her husband early Friday
Arrested was Jeanie L.
Oliver, 32.
A deputy dispatched to
20854 Pear Road in Hosford
at 1 a.m. was met outside by
a woman holding a 10 inch
knife. She stated that Jeanie
L. Oliver and Juan Raymond
Nava, 29, were arguing when
Oliver stabbed Nava.
Deputy Chad Smith went


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inside the home and found
Nava, who had a stab wound
approximately one and a half
inches wide on the right side
of his chest. The wound was
still bleeding. Nava said that
he was O.K.

When asked about Oliver,
Nava said she was still in
the house. He then told the
deputy that she wouldn't have
attacked him if she hadn't been
Oliver was handcuffed and
taken to the Liberty County
Jail. She later gave a statement
that she and Nava were arguing
when he kicked her on the
bottom lip. She said she then
went to the kitchen, got a knife
and stabbed him in the chest.
She was charged "with
aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon.

Daycare worker charged with child neglect

Friday, Dec.

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What began as a playful game
ended with charges of child
neglect being filed against a
Blountstown day care worker on
The mother of two eight-year-
old girls staying at Miracles
Childcare Development Center
on Mason Road told deputies
that Sabrina Elaine Cooper, 34, of
Blountstown, had pulled a knife
on her children Dec. 12.
The children said they were
playing hide-and-seek with
Cooper, who was chasing them
around the day care with a knife
trying to scare them.
Another youngster at the day
care said they were playing "a
ghost game" and when she and
the two sisters went to hide in the
office, Cooper put a knife under
the door as though she was trying
to get their feet.

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The girls ran out of the office
and hid in the bathroom, but when
the toilet stopped up Cooper
called a time out in the game and
went to fix it. After that, the three
girls ate their supper.
Cooper told investigators that
she and the children were playing
a game and acknowledged that
she was chasing them with a knife
and they responded by running
and hiding. She said she was not

trying to hurt the children.
When asked how.big the knife
she was carrying was, Cooper
replied, "Big."
Cooper was charged with two
counts of child neglect for failing
to provide adequate care and
supervision as a caregiver.
The mother of the third child
declined to pursue charges.
Cooper was released on $3,500

Young mother is charged with

domestic battery after argument
A 19-year-old woman was charged with domestic battery after her
ex-boyfriend went by her Clarksville home to retrieve some personal
items on Sunday and noticed the odor of burning marijuana where
she and their nine-month-old son live.
Nicolas Girardot, 24, said he confronted Erin Wells about the
marijuana. The two began an argument which led to her striking him
in the face twice and causing a nose bleed, he stated.
He then returned to his residence nearby and called the.Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office.
When deputies arrived at her NW Creek Road residence, Wells
told them she didn't have any more marijuana and her account of the
dispute matched that of Girardot.
The baby was turned over to the father after Wells was taken into

Crawfordville man charged with DUI
A Crawfordville man was arrested Friday after an off-duty officer
saw him almost cause a collision, according to a report from the
Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Shawn Lamond Thomas, 37, was traveling through Bristol in a
red Toyota pickup when, Todd Wheetley saw him driving recklessly
and pulled him over.
Deputy Wade Kelly was dispatched to the Liberty County High
School parking lot, where he had Thomas perform a field sobriety
test before taking him in to custody.
After refusing to give a breath sample to determine his level of
intoxication, Thomas was charged with DUI, refusal to submit to a
BAL test and reckless driving.

Second arrest made in ATV,
trailer and trolling motor thefts
A 21-year-old Blountstown man has been charged with two
counts of burglary after an inmate told investigators he had been an
accomplice to thefts reported last month.
Hershel Crocker was arrested Dec. 11, three days after Peter Keet
gave a written statement concerning his involvement to investigators
with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.
Keet was arrested Nov. 25 on grand theft charges after admitting he
had'stolen several items including an ATV, a trailer, a trolling motor
and fishing equipment.
Crocker is being held on $10,000 bond. '


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Holiness plans a

Christmas in song

Sunday, Dec. 21
The Bristol Pentecostal Holiness
Church \ iII present a jo'ous Christmas
message in song. "Hope has Hands."
on Sunday. Dec. 21 at 6 p.In
The 35-mninute musical told b\
the ancient prophet and prophetess.
Simeon and Anna. portray ed b .Angela
and Nick Finch., is illed \\ith familiar
classic carols and songs nith several
stirring nec songs such as ""The Lord
Has Been Kind." a duet featuring
soloist Sandee Tanner and Chits
The Natil\ it family\ \\ ill be portray ced
b\ Tro\. Inland\ and Nlatthew Lollie
Pastor Co\ Collins and congregation
il\ i \ l oi 1to artend
The chinch I; located at 12413 N\
Solomon Street. For more information
contact the church office at 643-5'33..

Winter revival set

December 18 & 19
Thirst?" The Greater United Church
of Christ Written in Heaxen located
at 2079 Unit\ Road in the Jenirusalem
Community of Manrianna is humbled
to herald its \\ inter re\ i al to convene
on Thursday. Dec. IS and Frida\. Dec.
The time for this anointed 'ccaasiotn
is "' p.m. CT. The pastor of the church.
Elder James IN. Bighemn., is pleased to
announce this \ ear's re\i\alist. Elder
Glad\ s MIadri of Chattahoochere.
Comen one. come all and drink -some
living xiater. For more information
please feel free to contact Elder Adrian
D. Abner-at '50-:2-2??SI.
Bristol Church of God
planning New Year's
Eve Bash on Dec. 31
YoungI people, th glade and able.
are ini ited to make plans nox\ to ring
in the Nei\\ Year at a Ne\x Year's E\e
Bash at Bristol ChturchO ( f God.
The celebration %\ ill start \\ednesda\,
Dec. I from p.min. until 12:311 a.m.
E\ertlhing is free, and all youth are
Start the 2t 00I) Ne\\ Year in the night
place. at the right time. with the right
focus Jesus!
For more information. call Derek
Causseau.x at 22'-9'13 or Becklie
Black at 556-41270
For safer\ reasons, participants are
requested to stay for the entire ex\ent.

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 Bnristol, FL
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections
to: PO Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.

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Rotary Club, noon Calroun-Liberly Hospital
Weight Loss Support Group. 1 30 p.m Shellon Park Library
AA. 7 p.m Calhoun Couniv Old Ag Bldg easi door in from ol jai
Bridle Club. 3 30 p m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center


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Special Open Forum. 7 p.m Hoslord Fire Staiion

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Bog-In, gaxes open 4 p m, Tr-Siaie Oln Road Park in Clarksville


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BIRTHDAY -- 7Hira il i l'rit
Computer Class. E-Mail basic, 10 30-11-30 a.m.. Caihoun Public Library
Walk-A-Weigh Program. 9 a m, Velerans rMemorial Park Civic Ceiier
Altha Boy Scouts, 5.30 p m Aliha Vc'luni-er Fire Deparimenl
AA 6-30 p m Liberty Co C:jurlhouse wesl -id3e enlrancel
Bulldog Club, p m LCHS iheld house
Calhoun Co. Children's Coalition. 1 p.m. The Calhoun Co. Library
B-Town Lions Club. 6 p m Ap.alachee Reslaurani
Red Level Lodge #134 7 p m, 5602 Alliance Road. Marianna


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AA, 6.30 p.m., LiDeny Co. Courthouse twest side enIrancel
Boy Scout Troop #206, 7 p m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Calhoun Co. Girl Scout Troop #579 5:30-7 p.m, W.T. Neal Civic Center
Bristol Lions Club, 7 p m., Apalachee Reslaurant
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge


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

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Teresa Eubanks..................... Editor
Gina Brooks............,..Bokeeper
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Tips on how to have
a healthier holiday

The holidays

can add more

than we realize
by Monica L Brnri.-, UIJF.IFAS
Liberty Co' Eiern.:.or i Agrni
Tisthe season to enloy being
with family and friends often
times around food. Don't' let
the season cause you to put
on extra pounds. Most people
put on at least one pound
between Thanksgiving and the
New Year. This should be no
surprise, so %\ hat can you doo?
Suggested Healthy
Holiday Tips:
Be active: plan holiday
celebrations around acti\ cities.
Don't skip \our normal daily
activity. Physical acti itn is
the key to weight maintenance
and loss.
Watch \our portion size.
Eat smallportions of the foods
high in fat and calories. Some
favorite holiday dishes are
loaded with good taste and
1 slice pecan pie: 500
1 serving (3.5 oz) peanut
brittle: 485 calories
2 small pieces fudge: (1.2
oz) 140 calories
1 slice pumpkin pie with
whipped cream: 500 calories
1 cup stuffing: 350
1 cup green bean casserole:
180 calories
1 roll with butter: 120
It takes your brain 20
minutes to tell your stomach
that you are full; therefore, give
yourself plenty of time before
you go back for seconds.
Don't go to a party
hungry: When you are hungry
you tend to eat more, or make
poor choices with appetizers.
Drink plenty of water:
Keep your body hydrated and
the feeling that you are full.

RIGHT: Rose McCoy
had a sweet
smile for Santa
and a request for -
a Barbie doll.
CENTER: Triplets
Jackson, Hunter
and Jimmy
Shuler made

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After a busy month leading up to the big day Dec. 25 Santa will certainly be ready
for a little R&R at the end of the year. He put in a busy day recently when he met
with children at the preschool in Bristol and sat for holiday photos. ABOVE: Santa
(Randy Lykins) had his hands full with one unhappy little girl, Autumn Allen, as she
reached out for mom after being put on a stranger's lap! BELOW RIGHT: Jacob
Tanner was a calmer customer as he sat to have his photo taken. He asked Santa
to bring him a dog. BELOW LEFT: Bryson Fleck and Abbie Syfrett had second
thoughts about having their picture taken with the guy in the big red suit.



Leave a message

on the Tree of

When ou' e lost a lo\ ed one.
whether recently or \ ears ago. the
holidays can be bittersweet.
The Big Bend Hospice Trees
of Remembrance are adorned
with gold bows, porcelain bells
and angels, each bearing a
personal handwritten message
that sern es as a lit ine reminder of
the enduring pow er of lo\ e.
Donations made go directly\ to
pro% iduig care, comfort and hope
to Big Bend Hospice patients and
their families in Gadsden Count-.
and can be made at the following
locations: Del ine Grace by
Shunta's Cafe. QuincN. Focus
Credit Union. Chattahoochee,
Focus Credit Union. Quinc%.
Gadsden Arts Center. Qu(inci .
Mockingbird Cafe. Ha ana.
Premier Bank. Qumncy. Stone's
Home Center, Haxana.
Volunteers are available to
assist at each site through Dec. 24.
Please stop bx and read some of
the heartfelt messages attached to
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Current events reshaping America

Like it or not, America is getting a
makeover. Maybe it's better to call it a
facelift. Why? Well, current events are
- reshaping America. We might not like
the results, but we will have to live with
them. Many events are beyond our control.
The joke occasionally heard in economic
classes is that not even God can control
the economy or the business cycle. Stuff

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officerand writer
background in
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, - Stuff is happening now. The U.S. auto-
mobile industry is about in the hopper. Ford might survive
without a loan from the U.S. government, but General Motors
and Chrysler seem to be headed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy or
Chapter 7 liquidation.
.. Everybody and his brother are now dumping on the Big
Three. No doubt that the Big Three have mismanaged their
automobiles.They didn't build automobiles that "people like."
That's not completely true. I along with thousands of other
guys like Ford F-150 pickups. I drive one. I also liked my
Chevy pickup. So, to bash U.S. automakers for not making
__ enough of those little four-banger cars like those made by
transplant manufactures is a bit of a copout. Detroit was pro-
ducing what we wanted which is and was good old American
Do politicians ever consider that U.S. and transplant au-
tomobile factories in the U.S. are producing too many au-
tomobiles? It's that supply and demand thing. Consumers
__ can buy only so many automobiles each day, month or year.
S* America's consumption-based society can consume only so
much. You can sell only so many automobiles or doughnuts.
The Republicans are using Detroit's problem as a means of
"union busting." Republicans have always had it in for unions,
and now they have the opportunity to destroy the United Auto
Workers (UAW).
The Republicans are self serving on this one. The effort
to bust the unions is led by southern senators who have non-
union transplant automobile factories in their states. As usual,
these fellows don't think through their strategy. If the Repub-
licans, particularly the southern senators, succeed in closing
down the UAW and the Big Three, automobile parts suppliers
will be in a bind. The joke is on the Republicans because the
parts suppliers also supply the foreign automobile manufac-
tures that have plants in the U.S. What will be the response
m when a Honda plant closes or lays off people because the
parts suppliers are shut down?
The irony of this mess is that the Congress bailed out the
financial sector without much of a whimper from Republi-

cans, but try to bail out blue collar work-

X'S ers and they grab the shotgun. Do they care
that they are about to kill off a big chunk
RN E R of whatever remains of the U.S. industrial
retired military base? Nope, it's their chance to accomplish
with an extensive a long-term, right-wing goal which is to
domestic and break up the unions.
ues. He lives in What will America look like after the
makeover? Fewer people will own homes.
Both Democrats and Republicans have
pushed home ownership for Americans.
Before the current crash, President .Bush bragged that home
ownership had increased significantly during his term.
That's true. Home ownership increased to 69% but for all
the wrong reasons. The Federal Reserve Board eased credit.
Filiancial institutions were lending money to just about any-
one who came through the door. As we now know, a large
percentage of home buyers were not qualified for the loans
they received. There was no way that they could make the
monthly mortgage payments. Now, many banks are in the real
estate business.
Most economists believe that a 65% home ownership
rate is ideal for'the American economy. It will take a couple
of years for the economy to absorb the 4% overage in sold
housing and maybe even longer if you include the number of
homes constructed and remain unsold.
There -seems to be no end to the pieces of the American
economy that are going south. State and local budgets con-
tribute about 12% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). About
thirty of the state budgets are underfunded. School boards
and municipalities are in financial trouble. In the neighboring
county the school board has to reduce spending by $21 mil-
lion over the next two years. They expect to lay off more than
100 teachers.
About 66% of the U.S. economy is dependent on consum-
er spending. The credit card market is going to get a work
over because of lack of consumer spending and failure to pay
credit card bills.
While residential real estate is already in the hopper, com-
mercial real estate is about to follow. Owners of shopping
malls and office buildings carry large debt. They depend on
retailers and lessees to pay their rent so that the mall and of-
fice building owners can pay their mortgage payments.
Consumers don't spend, retailers.don't make any money
and can't pay the rent and mall owners can't make the mort-
gage payment. It's a financial death spiral.
For the next three to five years, while the U.S. and global
economy is seeking stability, America's character will be test-
ed. When it's over, we will know of what we are made.

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By J. Patton, FAMU journalism student
"Anything bigger than Bristol, Florida, is urban
to me," said Kyler Peddie, a 24-year-old graduate
student in urban landscape architecture at Florida
A&M University. Bristol is Peddie's hometown.
Peddie, speaking with his hands, tells how growing
up in Bristol, he was surrounded by green. Vast
farmlands and fields make up a majority of his town.
"We have the smallest population per land mass in
the state of Florida," he said.
How does a young man from rural Bristol decide
on a career in urban landscape architecture? "I
saw an awesome studio presentation about urban
landscaping...and it inspired me," he said.
As an undergrad, Peddie earned a full scholarship
to FAMU, where he was enrolled for five years in the
transportation sequence of the undergraduate civil
engineering program. "It was tough but I learned a
lot about myself and figured out my purpose in the
architecture program."
Peddie's sister Kendall Peddie talked about her
brother: "For as long as I can remember, he's always
had purpose and structure in his life. My brother has
integrity and honesty to the point where it could be
brutal. His drive and purpose have been consistently
the same all of our childhood."
"As kids, we grew up in the church," said Drew
Whitfield, Peddie's childhood friend. "His spirit and
purpose have always been strong. We did Sunday
school activities together. He's a real good guy."
At FAMU's School of Architecture, Peddie
confidently lays out his designs -- some sketches,
a few patterns from the standard design software
Auto Cad and his latest structure are on the table. He
answers questions in a southern drawl, low and firm.

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As the camera clicks off photos of Peddie, his
confidence grows as each frame captures his latest
project. The photographer asks: "What got you into
"I have always had a love for structure and design,"
Peddie replies.
His latest project involves geometrical shapes that
come together to form a rock-climbing park for outdoor
lovers. The project is being developed on computer for
a 22-to-24 acre lot between Crawfordville Highway and

Woodville Highway.
With less than a year left in his graduate program,
Peddie said he will remain in Florida after graduation.
"There are many places to create my urban designs,"
Peddie said. He plans to have his own firm in
"FloridaA&M University has been a goodjourney,"
Peddie said. "I appreciate what the architecture
program has done for me. This experience has defined
my purpose in life."

Former BHS baseball player Drew Whitfield

in FAMU Sports Rehab Therapy program

by Sommer Brooks, FAMU joumalism student
Broken bones, shattered dreams and silent tears guided Drew Whitfield
to his new life at Florida A&M University.
In 2003, a 90-mph baseball broke the bones around Whitfield's left
eye. The Blountstown High School outfielder's dreams of a professional
'c baseballl career were shattered. Six months of tear-wrenching treatment
led Whitfield to major in Sports Rehabilitation Therapy at FAMU.
-Now as a graduate student, the brown-haired, blued-eyed, 23-year-old
says he is devoted to spending his life helping others through his profession.
"My accident fuels my fire to be not only a physical therapist, but the best
one I can be," Whitfield said.
u iw:'Today, Whitfield walks the halls of FAMU's Allied Health Building
Sa USB drive hanging from a lanyard around his neck, a blue and black
backpack on his shoulders, and his hands shoved in the pockets of his
black Seminole hoodie. He's preparing to begin his clinical internship at
a rehabilitation facility next semester.
As a member of FAMU's Student Physical Therapy Association,
:Whitfield volunteers at charity events. In October, he spent a day at the
Special Olympics. Excited to be a part of an awe-inspiring event, Whitfield
said he sa%% how fragile and precious the individual athletes were.
"'Even though they have disabilities, they still have feelings, too,"
Whittield said. "When they laugh at their funny jokes, it makes you
Although Whitfield only spent six hours at the event, he said watching
the developmentally disabled participants, ages 5-23, be normal athletes
was his biggest thrill.
Whitfield's mother said his giving to others is a "natural instinct." She
recalled his helping younger children with sports activities."He has always
helped. with youth baseball, football and horse shows," said Whitfield's
mother, Vicky Whitfield. "We are proud that he is volunteering,"
S"Drew's goals were to always help people,",said Bill Montford, who
is Drew's uncle. "I remember he always wantedto help the family -with
hunting and fishing activities." Montford said he is proud to have a nephew
.who relates so much to othet people.
"Drew always puts others firu'st," Montford said. "Regardless of
difficulty, he genuinelyloves to give people his all."

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Caleb will celebrate his
second birthday on, Dec. 18.
He is the son of Rachel Eddie
Bruno and Jeff Parker, both
of Bristol. His grandparents
include Glenwood Parker
of Bristol, Sheila Moulton
of Sneads, Tina Majors
and James Eddie, both of
Pulaski, TN. His great-
grandparents are Kathy
and the late Joe Blade and
Linda and Robert Eddie,'all
of Pulaski, TN. Caleb loves
to play with his older sister
Haley, with all his trucks,
cars, his Gator football and
spending time with his Aunt

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Crystal and Joshua Jordan of Hosford
are pleased to announce the birth of their
son Creedence Loyd Jordan, born on
Oct. 11 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Creedence weighed 7 lbs. and 3 oz. and
measured 19.5 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Kathy and Skeeter
Whidden of Hosford and James Hammac
of Hosford. Paternal grandparents are
Rena Jordan of Hosford and James
Jordan of Hosford.


Justine will celebrate her
fourth birthday on Dec. 19.
Sher is the granddaughter
of Margaret Michael.
She attends school at
Blountstown Elementary.
She loves to watch Curious
George on TV.

Chelsea celebrated her 16th
birthday on, Dec. 11. She
is the daughter of Nicole
Thompson of Telogia and
Troy Sanders of Telogia.
Chelsea enjoys playing
volleyball, hanging out with
friends, shopping with her
mom and hunting with her

Sarah Shuler donates

hair to Locks of Love
Thursday, Dec. 11, Sarah Shuler, daughter of David and Sherri
Shuler of Bristol, had 10 inches of her hair cut that she had been
growing for four years to donate to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides
hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age
of 18 suffering from long term loss from. any
Sarah's family is very proud of her for her generous donation.
Sarah would like to thank her Aunt Chelsey Shuler at Rapunzel's
for helping her with this donation and giving her a new short
and sassy look. '
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students recently graduated from
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Dr. Richard Brunner, a graduate
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keynote address at the ceremony.
He is the father of one of the
graduates, Charlie Brunner. Dr.
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of Marianna, Josh Houston
of Havana, Kenny Deese of
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applications for upcoming courses
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in both programs.
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healthcare provider CPR, FDLE
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Dear Santa,
How are you? I've been really
good this year! How are your
reindeer? Did you know Comet
is my favorite! For Christmas I
want a Wii, Webkinz dolphin and
Webkinz reindeer. There is only
17 days 'till Christmas! How is
Mrs. Claus. Is she ok? Are the
elves doing ok?
I really want a Wii!! I want
a white Wii because they are so
cool! I played it 19 times at my
Uncle's house and during Fun
Day for kids at Church. My
favorite game is bowling and
I want a Webkinz dolphin
because they are so cute! I love
them because I love dolphins in
real life, they are so cute! I petted
one before!
I want a Webkinz reindeer
because I love Comet! I even
would name it Comet.
This year my brother and I are
making peanut butter cookies for
you! YUM!! and Hot Coco! For
the reindeer, I have reindeer food
outside waiting for them, Santa
your the best!
Love, Sarah Ratis

Dear Santa,
I hope you have had a great
year and gained up strength
because you got to deliver all
those presents in one night. I've
been the best I've ever been this
year. But my brother AJ wasn't.
He always hurts me when we
play he always hits me and
stuff. Anyways I won 3rd place
in the spelling B. I want a new
skateboard for Christmas. I don't
remember doing anything bad. I
would tell you if I did. Can you
please write back and tell me if
I'm on the noddy or nice list.
Thank you, Trey

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer? One of
the things I want for Christmas
is a Wii. I want a Wii because
I need the exercise. I deserve a
Wii because I'm helpful. Another
thing I want is a iPod. I want an
iPod because I need something
to enertain me. I deserve an iPod
because I make good grades. My
third thing I want for Christmas is
a touch screen Cell Phone. I want
a touch screen Cell Phone so if
I'm far from home and need help
I can call someone to help me. I
deserve a touch screen Cell Phone
because I'm responsible.
Love, Darla Weeks

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? How are
your reindeers? Santa I want
a cell phone for Christmas. I
deserve a cell phone because I
have good manners like I say
thank you and if you get me a real
cell phone that will make my day.
Santa come by and I will leave the
key under the door. I hope you
like the cookies and milk because
I will have you and your reindeers
some food.
Love, Briana Davis

Dear Santa,
I have been .wanting a dirt
bike for a long time. I deserve
it because I am good at home.
Also I have been listening to my
family. I do my work at school.
I go to church every Sunday. I
herd that the north pole is a titanic
place with lots of elfs.
by Trevon to Santa

Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I want
a Wii and a guitar. In my last
story I wrote about the Wii. I just
thought you may want to know
what I want for Christmas so
you won't have to guess. I think
I deserve those things because
I get good grades and help my
mom around the house.
Love, Alexis Tapp

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FSU researchers helping

percent of smokers who try to
quit are smoke-free one year
later, but those resolving to
kick the habit in 2009 may be
able to improve their odds by
participating in an intensive
treatment program developed
by Florida State University
Funded by a $375,000, three-
year grant from the James
and Esther King Biomedical
Research Program, College of
Medicine Assistant Professor
Mary Gerend and Psychology
Professor Brad Schmidt have
developed a unique 16-week-
program that involves education,
group sessions with a therapist
and nicotine replacement
therapy, also known as "the-
About 27 people have
completed the program since it
was launched about a year ago,
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I want a Wii, Call of Duty 4
and a Playstation 4 for Christmas.
I haven't did anything to deserve
presents. Santa if your reading
this please cut me some slark. If
you have a kind heart. Barber
--Gunter Barber

I only want one thing for
Christmas and that is a cell phone.
The reason I only want a cell
phone is because I am going to be
in Lakelin. -- Coleton Culbreth

Three things I want for
Christmas is a Wii, iPod touch and
a digi makeover. The reason why
I want them is because they are
really cool. -- Heather Herndon

The top three things I want for
Christmas is a purple seated bike
and a Wii and Hanna Montana
comfurter. The reason why I
want them is because IYtook care
of my Nanny Banks and my Aunt
Bobbie that the reasons I want
them and also what I have done to
deserve them. -- Angel Banks

My top 3 things I want for
Christmas is Rock Band so I can
play it all day long and never stop
and it will help me spend time
with my sister, a Nintendo DS
because I wont be bored when
I go on trips, and a new horse
so that I can practice my beral
racing. -- Madison Sessions

The top 3 things I want for
Christmas are a telescope, because
I want to learn about space, a golf
cart so me and my cousins can
ride around my Nanny's yard. I
want more but there's only two
things on my list that I can think
of right now. -- Mara Myers

Three things I want for
Christmas is Digi Makeover, iPod
touch and nine Disney tickets.


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The good thing I have done is
helped my brother and mom clean
and I helped move my grandma
move into her house, I have been
a Good Girl! -- Lexie Brown

The three things I want are
a WWE Raw arena, WWE
Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 the
video game, an Magnetix. I
want them because I'm a big
fan in wrestling and I like to
build things. I don't know why I
deserve them, I just want them!
Tyler Hall

These are the 3 things I won't for
Christmas, I want a four wheeler,
a four-ten gun for Christmas and
a nice bow so I can go hunting.
The first reason I want all those
things for Christmas is I haven't
been nottey and I been feeding the
dog and watering it to. And doing
all my choirs. Santa please bring
me all these things at least.
Juan Nava

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Christmas is a Dell lap top, a Diji
Makeover and a lap top game.
Why I would like to have them
is because I have been wanting
them for a long time and I have
been nice. -- Kalelynn Shiver

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for Christmas is a Playstation 3,
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chores every day and yard work
which doesn't really blow my
mind, plus I never tell lies.
Jake Bunkley

The top three things I want is
a dirt bike, video game and game
boy because all these things are
fun to use. -- Cody Arnold

The top 3 things is Star Wars
the clone war, Republic gun ship,
touch screen iPod and clone
helmet voice changer. Why I
want them is because I love Star
Wars and me and my sister would
love to enjoy it. -- Zack Duggar

Wii, Ipod, Mp3 player. I want
them because I don't have them.
-- Lauren

Three things .1 want for
Christmas is a laptop, a Nintendo
DS, and a Wii. I'd like a laptop
so I want have to wait my turn to
get on our main computer. I'd
also like a Nintendo DS so when
my family and I go on road trips
I'll have something to do on the
way there and on the way back.
I'd also like a Wii because all of
my friends have one and I really
like playing with their's.
-- Cari Sloat

The top 3 things I want for
Christmas is a new game for my
Wii and two new games for my
Nintendo DS. -- Rileigh Sewell

The 3 top things I want for
Christmas is 1, a iPod, 2, a
4-wheeler and 3, a horse. I want
a iPod because I can have music
every where I go. A 4-wheeler
because I can drive every where I
go. Ahorse so I can ride it when I
get bord. -- Kasey Piercy

The 3 things I want for
Christmas is a Mp3 player,
Wii and a skateboard. I want
them because they are my life
long dreams. I should get those
presents for Christmas because I
have good grades at school.
-- Jakob Abbott

The top three things I want for
Christmas .are two airsoft guns so
me and my brother can fight, a new
phone because my other phone
does not work like it's supposed to,
and a Wii so we can play with the
whole family. I've done chores, like
cleaning the house, babysit, Flethcer
(my little brother) and make all A's
in school. -- Blade

Three things I want for
Christmas is a Wii, BB gun and
a remote control motorcycle so
I can get out of my mom's hair.
I've generally been the best one,
to me and never gotten in trouble
one single bit. -- Noah Tomlin

Three things I want for
Christmas is one, an unhurtable,
sister. Two an Nintendo and
third, I want a puppy. A reason
why I want all these things is
because my sister wont stop
hurting herself and Nintendos
are awsome and a puppy is funto
cuddle with. - Cierra White



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Justice not served in

sentencing of Strawn
To the editor:
This case makes me sick to my stomach and the law should be
ashamed to announce the so called punishment they call their self
giving Billy Strawn.
I just want everyone to know that Billy Strawn had adjudication
withheld in his Bristol case, and now he has had adjudication withheld
in his Blountstown case.
Not only was this man a man of the law and aman that was supposed
to be an example for all our children, this is a man that clearly broke
the law. The worse part of it all is that after both of his sentencing,
in Bristol followed by Blountstown, our judges and prosecutors have
followed in his footsteps by withholding adjudication in both counties
on all his charges. Therefore instead of using this "man of the law"
as an example for all other law enforcement officers, and all of our
citizens, they just let people know that they can commit sex crimes
and just walk away with a slap on the wrist.
For Strawn to have adjudication withheld on all charges and only
receive 5 years probation from both counties, that will run concurrent,
at least he can be thankful.
I really don't feel that justice has been served in this case at the
least. This is a good example of why people these days take the law
in their own hands. Had the family members that beat his butt not
done that, he really would have gotten off scott free.
I looked up the Florida Statute about withholding adjudication,
and I am interested to know how he got adjudication withheld in
both counties and all charges.
Clearly, the Calhoun County system has failed yet again!
Trisha Tucker

Community comes together

for Blountstown's home tour
To the editor:
The Tour of Homes was the talk of the town in Blountstown on the
day following the event! Everyone was talking about what a great
evening they had as they toured the various homes!
If you missed it, there is no repeat because it only happens once a
year. As I attended another event the following, evening everyone was
commenting on what a wonderful time they had. Their eyes would
light up as they told me about the decorations, at one home, or what
wonderful food they had at another or just the opportunity to see a home
that they had been dying to visit! Another commented that seeing
these homes was like opening a page in a magazine and realizing that
they are right here in our back door, Calhoun County!
But after all was said on done I realized really what the tour of homes
is really all about. It is a time that people in our community are willing
to open their doors and invite friends and strangers into their home, a
time to reflect over a hot cup of cider, to offer a hug, to shake a hand
or meet new friends. It was also a time that churches came together
as busses unloaded at homes and a time that high school classmates
reunited. We saw old friends that we had not seen since maybe last
year and also realized that for some this may be the last time they may
be able to participate in the tour due to age or health.
The Tour of Homes sponsored by Blountstown Main Street touched the Christmas Season kicked off.
I would like to personally thank each of the following for opening
their doors. The planning and preparation started long before the night
of the event and took a lot of your time, energy and expense. Thank
you sharing your homes with us and for making the evening such a
huge success: The Blountstown Methodist Church, Reverend Charles
and Shirley Smith, Reverend Daniel and Sally Throckmorton, Gary
Shuler, Glenn and Susan Warren, Robert and Kay Trammell.
This year's homes were so wonderful it will be hard to top it next
And thank you Blountstown Main Street and all of the volunteers
for another great year on the Tour of Homes!
Viclki Montford

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The streets of Bristol were aglow
Saturday night as the annual
Christmas parade made its way
through town. Floats, trucks, four-
wheelers and wagons donned bright
lights to make the trek around town
especially festive. Folks of all ages
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Dear Santa,
Hey Santa, how have you
doing up at the north pole. Are
the elves done with the gifts
and are the reindeer all doing
well? Are all the reindeer still
messing with Rudolph the red
nose reindeer?
Hey Santa, what I want for
Christmas this year is.PSP. I've
been good in school. I've cleaned
up my room. That's why I believe
I should get a PSP and some
games this year.
Remember, Santa that I've
been good in school. Most days
I been doing my work in class and
my principal never gets on to me
any more. My teacher never has
to fuss at me for not having my
work done. I also never get an
apple pulled in my classroom like
I use to. I have an 'S' in conduct
and all A's, B's and C's on my
progress report.
When I clean the kitchen I
wash the table and when I get
done washing the table, I clean
the floor in the kitchen. When my
uncle came in and his foot was
dirty, I cleaned the floor again.'
Santa, I also mopped the floor
for you when you and mama was
tired and I have hung my clothes
every day. I put my shoes on the
shelf in my room and I make my
bed in a fluffy way. I put my play
station back in the box and I put
it back in the closet.
As you can see Santa, I've
been working really hard to be
good this year. I've been good
in school, I've cleaned up and
cleaned the kitchen. I really feel
like I deserve a PSP for Christmas
this year.
Hope you will be by to see me,
Arthur Clay

Dear Santa,
Hey Santa Clause how is your
day? How are the elves doing?
Santa where is Mrs. Clause? Is
she training Rudolph the red nose
Santa, I want a play station
III for Christmas. Why I think
I should get a play station III
is because I have worked my
hardest to clean my room. Also
don't forget that I've cleaned the
truck every week. Also you know
that I have been making good
grades this year.
I'm always willing to clean my
room. I have been putting my
shoes on the shelf. I have made
up my bed every day without
anyone telling me to. I put the
clothes that have been washed in-
the drawers. Don't forget that I
have also been cleaning the truck
every Saturday I've cleaned the
inside of the truck by vaccuming,
the floor. I have also cleaned the
windshield and the mirror so it
will sparkle and look new.
Most important of all is that I
have made good grades in each
of my classes. My teacher has
given me the star badge because
I have the most AR in reading. I
have had teachers bragging on me

because I have made good grades
in math, reading and science.
As you can see I've been
working real hard to be good this
year. I've been trying my hardest
to clean, and make good grades.
I really feel like I deserve a play
station III for Christmas this year.
Don't you think I deserve what I
want for Christmas?
Hoping you agree with me,
Danta William's

Dear Kris Kringle,
I know it is hard to travel
around the world in one night.
So how are you doing? This
year I want one simple thing, a
Nintendo DS, I have been good
this year. Kris Kringle, I can't
wait till Christmas Eve!
Love, a good girl
Caroline Howell

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is a
Nintendo DS, because I make
good grades. I'm nice I help
around the house, I help others
and I'm willing to share. Santa
if you really bring me a Nintendo
DS I would be very very satisfied.
I sure hope you bring me a
Nintendo DS for Christmas.
Love Mikel Engram
P.S. I'm nine years old

Dear Santa,
I have always wanted an
Igwana for Christmas. I thank I
deserve it because I made no F's
or D's. I hope there is an Igwana
under my tree.
Love, Aaron Capps

Dear Santa,
I really want a suzuki 2-wheeler
for Christmis. I think I deserve
it because when the class had
got there report cards I had three
A's and two B's. And that's
why I think I deserve one for
Merry Christmas, Sincerely.

Dear Santa,
How have you and Mrs: Clause
been doing. I may have been a
little naughty but now I am being
good. I hope yournot working the
elves too hard. I hope this year I
get what I want for Christmas.
I've helped clean the house by
vacuming my room, your room
and the living room. I usually
wash the dishes and I wipe out the
chairs. I also scrub the tables and
I even windex the windows so
that they are clean and sparkal.
Not only have I been cleaning
the house, but I have also been
cleaning the truck. I've scrubbed
the truck seats and swept out the
sand. I cleaned the back of the
truck and I even scrubbed the
Not only have I been cleaning-
the truck I have been cleaning my
room. I make my bed, vaccum,
and even hang and put my clothes
away. As you can see mom and
dad, I've been working real hard

to be good this year. I've been
cleaning the house, cleaning dads
truck and cleaning my room. I
really feel like I deserve a Play
Station 3 for Christmas this
year. Won't you please get me
a Play Station 3 for Christmas
this year.
Sincirely your friend,
Alex Phillips

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is
my dad to be here. I deserve this
because I have not seen him for
two years. Santa if I get this gift
I will be very happy. Santa I hope
I will get this gift. Some more
examples of why I deserve this
gift are because I do lots of chores
and make good grades.
Sincerely, Kalei

Dear Santa,
This year for Christmas I would
like a ripstick and a dachshund
webkinz and a bug capsal. I want
a ripstick because I can go outside
and ride it down my long drive
way. I want a dachshund webkinz
so I can play in on the computer.
I really want a bug capsal to go
with all my science stuff so I can
study bugs.
I have been super good (this
year) and have ecxelent grades.
P.S. I hope you have a great
Christmas Santa, tell Rudolf I
said hey and don't forget to tell
the other reindeer.
Mackenzie Eubanks
Hope to see you Christmas

Dear Santa,
I have been very nice (this year
at least). You know you shouldn't
even bother to give my brother
his present (please) because I've
done all the chores that are even
possible. So I'll be expecting that
Nintento DS under that tree. By
the way, I want it pink! Thank you
for your hospitality. Now Santa,
you know I never bought myself
a smartboard, basically because
I don't have that type of money,
but you know what I want. I'll
act surprised I promise. Besides,
I've done it before. Don't worry
how to wrap it, just put it under
a quilt. You know I love horses
so why does a pony make any
difference? I'm going to call
her (I want a girl pony!) Crystal,
because I want her white!
Love, a very good girl
Citlah G.

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is
my two front teeth!!! Not! What
I want for Christmas is my MP3
player. So I can listen to music
on it with my cousin because my
2nd MP3 player I had passed
down to my little cousin because
my cousin wanted to get a MP3
player for Christmas but her Mom
said No! Because she does not
know how to use one at all but I
had gave her my old MP3 player
so she can have something for

Your little girl
Micaela Bracwerma

Dear Santa Claus:
Today is a new holiday because
today is Christmas and with
Christmas cheer and.Christmas
happyness. On this speacle
holiday me and my family is
probly going out to eat or stay at
home and cook Christmas cookies
or food. If I really can get like a
hundred things that would be like
a new life for me and my brothers
to because.he like to play with
everything I got sometimes. So
Santa please give me that XBox
360 that I'm asking for.
by Tamia

Dear Santa,
How are you doing this
Christmas? How are Mrs. Clause

and the elves doing? Santa what I
want for Christmas is a D-Rex. I
make up the beds in the morning.
I get all the wrinkles out of the
covers and make them smooth.
I also make it look nice when we
go to bed. I made better grades
in school. I made two A's on my
report card. I also made one B
on my report card and one C. I
also helped roll up in the windows
in the van. I make sure they are
all the way up. If they are not I
have to go back and push them
up because I don't want the
rain to get the van wet inside. I
always get them up all the way.
I helped my mom a lot this year.
Remember what I did to help her.
I helped make up the beds in the
morning and roll up the windows
in the van.
Love, Shawn

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Culinary students create

tasty Gingerbread Village
The Altha School office is busier than usual this time ofyear hosting
tours of the Gingerbread Village created by Mrs. Marie Granger's
culinary students.
The students designed and created their architectural confections
using gingerbread and a variety of candies and other edible items. On
the tour, some of the structures you'll see are a church, barn complete
with farm animals, town houses, hardware store with snow mobiles
in the parking lot, a library, and even Altha School.
The students worked hard on their designs making sure they were
sturdy and accurate to the tiniest detail. More pictures of the students
and their creations can be found on the school website at www.

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Students from Mrs. Wallace's 3rd grade class taking time to
enjoy the display.

Justin Stephens places 1st in

FFA tractor driving competition
by Dylan Hinson
Justin Stephens,
AHS senior, placed
1st in the Tractor
Driving Contest on a i Ss
Thursday, Dec. 11 d.
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Environmental Science Class

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by Albert Blackburn
A^, Recently, students in Mrs. Sims' Environmental Science class
traveled. to Apalachicola to tour the Apalachicola River and a few
aquatic ecosystems along the riverside.
Amy Tharp made the comment that "the trip was a really fun trip
and it was very educational. I had a great time!" Ethan Ellis (pictured)
said "It was very fun, the best school trip I have ever taken. I have
learned a lot from it, and hope we will get to do it again sometime."
"I liked the cold weather and seeing a couple of Bald Eagles" said
Lane Parrish.
Mrs. Sims explains: "This experience was designed to give students
"hands-on" experience in the real Florida aquatic ecosystems of the
Apalachicola River and surrounding areas.
Students had the chance to see many of the things we have been
studying in Environmental Science and see how they relate to each
other. The trip was cold, but well worth the effort.
All of the students would like to thank the Apalachicola National
Estuarine Research Reserve for providing us the opportunity to go on
a unique field trip that directly related to what we were studying.

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\ Dec. 16-19 -- Exams & Boys Basketball Tournament
Dec. 19 -- End of 2nd 9 weeks
Jan. 5 -- Evaluation Day for teachers ec.16
Jan. 6 -- Students return to school Jan. 6/*


W.R. Tolar girls basketball team secures

championship with 35-30 win over Tigers

from Ladell Holland
W. R. Tolar Bulldogs
and the Blountsto%\n
Tigers faced off in a
nerve racking, nail biting
girls' basketball game
Dec. 11 that left
everyone who
watched with -
a few more
grey hairs
and newly
ticks. This
game was to
decide who
would take
home the title
of Conference

Both teams
began the
game with an
11-1 record,
with both
teams having ,
lost to each
other in the regular
season play.
The game began, and the jump
ball was won by Blountstown.
Blountstown had arrived in Bristol
ready to work, and work they did.
The first quarter belonged entirely
tothe Tigers. Tolar's coach, Kari
Smith says, "Like previous games
we had played during the regular
season, the girls were a little
nervous in the first quarter. They
were making mistakes that they
normally didn't make." Tolar's
coach Aaron Day adds, "We had
a very difficult time during the
first period. We weren't playing
our game. We hesitated when
we should have shot the ball,
and we passed the ball when we
should have driven to the basket.
Blountstown, on the other hand,
seemed to be doing everything
right." After the first quarter of,
play, Blountstown was up by
five points and showed no sign
of weakness.
'In the second quarter of play,
the Bulldogs brought the score
within 3 points, but both teams
were having problems dealing
with each other's full court press.
According to Coach Day, "This
game was a game of presses.
Both of us were running the
same exact press and both were
playing extremely aggressive.
Fortunately, for us, Ashley Sikes,
a team captain and point guard for
the Bulldogs and Koree Guthrie,
a 7th grade starter and guard had
a great game. They had very few
turnovers and consistently got the
ball up the court."
Ashley says, "When
Blountstown set up and used
our own press against us, I was
worried. All I could think of was
getting the ball across the half
court line. Luckily, with Sydney.
Sanders, a team captain and
forward and Guthrie's help, we

were able to do it." Unfortunately
for the Bulldogs, they were still
down by 3 points at the end of the
l 13 half of pia\
"During hall time, we
e\aliated %hat %.s working
inid \\hat we
needed to
I improve,
e pplains


Day adds,
"It was
evident that
for our press
to% work, we
would have to
do something
about the
e x i s
Ct-ig Speights,
point guard

for I h e
Blountstown .
Tigers. She was single-
handedly picking apart our press.
She was too fast to trap, and she
completed some all out amazing
passes." The Tolar coaches went
to their bench and pulled out their
defensive specialist, #23 Leslie
Williams, to see if she was up
for the task. And up for the task
she was.
During the 3rd quarter,
Williams seemed to ignore the
other Blountstown players and
put all of her effort into keeping
the ball out of the hands of #14
Speights. When Williams went
one-on-one with Speights, the
game began to change. The other
Tigers were forced to bring the
ball up the court, and the Tigers
were plagued with turnovers.
Coach Day explains, "Leslie
did a fantastic job of neutralizing
Speights. Her aggressive
defensive style put the pressure
back on Blountstown." Coach
Smith adds, "Leslie gave us the
edge we needed to get a few
cheap baskets and get back in
the game." Unfortunately, this
aggressive play caused Williams
to pick up her 5th foul in the
beginning of the 4th quarter, and
she was forced to watch from the
bench for the rest of the game.
"When Lesliez fouled out,
I began to panic a bit," stated
Coach Day. "Leslie had done
a fine job of shutting Speights
down during the 3rd period, but
with Leslie gone, Speights was
back to destroying our press."
The coaches were indecisive as
to who could replace Williams.
Coach Smith explains, "The only
player that was tall enough and
quick enough to guard Speights
was Carly Sapp, team captain
and guard for the Bulldogs, but
she was recovering from a nasty
ankle injury." In the end, the
coaches left the decision up to

upset with myself. I felt like
I had let my team down right
when they needed me the most."
Coach Smith continues, "When
Sydney fouled out, I was a little
worried. Without Sydney, it was
going to be tough to get offensive
and defensive rebounds." Coach
Day adds, "Sydney Sanders and
Ashley Smith dominated down
low all game. I 'bet they had 20
rebounds between them. So,
when we lost Sydney, it put a
lot of extra pressure on Ashley
Smith to keep those rebounds
Ashley Smith didn't seem
to mind the extra pressure. In
fact, she seemed to thrive upon
it. Ashley Smith was the high
scorer with 12 points and had
even more rebounds. Coach
Smith states, "Ashley Smith
had the game of her life. She hit
her shots and put in offensive
rebounds." Coach Day adds,
"Ashley Smith is a behind the

Sapp. She remembers, "When
I was asked to guard #14, I was
extremely nervous. I didn't really
think I could do it because of my
ankle. I just tried to ignore the
pain and did the best I could."
Her best was definitely good
enough. Coach Day said, "Sapp
was a sight to see during the last
few minutes of the game. She
was so close to Speights, at times,
I swear their faces touched."
Coach Smith exclaims, "Sapp
was literally everywhere. She
kept #14 from getting the ball and
forced seven turnovers in the last
period alone." This selfless act
turned the tide for the Bulldogs,
and with only 2 minutes left in the
game, the Bulldogs were now up
by 1. However, the game was far
from over.
With 2 minutes to go, Sydney
Sanders picked up her 5th foul
and was forced to the sideline.
Sydney Sanders remembers,
"When I fouled out, I was so

scenes type of player. She's so
quiet during a game that it's hard
to tell she's out there. She never
says a word to the other team
and never really shows emotion.
Then, the next thing you know,
you're reading your stat book
and find out that she was the high
scorer with the most rebounds."
Even with Sydney Sanders gone,
the Bulldogs continued to hold on
to their lead.
With less than 50 seconds
to go, Sapp received a pass on
an inbound play which left her
wide open under the goal. Sapp
hit the shot to increase the lead
to 5 points. Guthrie intercepted
an inbound pass meant for a
Blountstown player and secured
the win for the Bulldogs. The
final score was 35-30.
"I am very proud of the girls",
said Coach Smith. "They really
put their hearts into this game.
Throughout the entire game, even
when we were down by 5, the
team never gave up." Coach Day
adds, "These. girls never cease
to amaze me. Not only are they
the hardest working individuals
I have ever had the pleasure to
coach, but they are also some of
the most kind-hearted girls that
I have ever met. Whether we
would have won or lost this game
wouldn't have changed a thing.
These girls would have walked
away with their heads held high
and smiles spread across their
faces. For this team, even in
defeat, they would have walked
away champions."


Santa and Mrs. Clause go to Hawaii
every summer, you know what they do
there? You don't want to know! While
Mrs. Clause lays down in the sun Santa
goes to do hola dance. Yes, they do
take the elves, the best ones ever in the
workshop, they take them for security
purpose! --Darby Sullivan

I think that Santa and Mrs. Clause go to
a reservation vacation in the summer and
I think that they swim and have fun. No
they do not take there elves because they
have to watch out for the shop because the
evil frost guy will take over.
-- Katelynn Shiver

I think Santa and Mrs. Clause go to the
Key's for their vacation because the Key's
is a beautiful place to relax. I don't think
the elves go with Mrs. and Mr. Clause on
vacation. I think the elves say and clean up
the workshop. -- Misti Pullam

I think they go sky diving over the
Atlantic and they do take the elves.
-- Elizabeth Burke

I think Santa and Mrs. Clause go to
Hawaii on their summer vacation and
they send the elves on vacation and they
don't come with them. Can't you just see
Santa in his bathing suit and on a surfboard
yelling HoHoHo! With Mrs. Clause
yelling be careful dear! So that's what I
think Santa does for summer vacation.
-- Madison Sessions

I think he and Mrs. Clause go to the
Bahamas and I think Santa gets on a surf

Fourth grade students at Hosford
School and Tolar Elementary
V- ~ share their ideas about what
Santa does during his
down time.

C ;

board and yells, Merry Christmas and Mrs.
Clause says don't fall honey and yes they do
bring the elves on the vacation so they could
be there bodyguards. -- Jakob Abbott

No they do not take the elves. I think
Santa goes to the beach for his summer
vacation. I can pitcher it rite now, Santa
surf boarding and his wife laying in the sun
getting a tan. -- Trey Watson

I think Santa vacations in the Bahamas.
I also think Mrs. Clause build mini sand
versions of Santas town and Santa saying
honeybun, I need to take the elves to the
cookie shop and yes I think the elves go
with them. -- Trenton Fowler

Santa and Mrs. Clause got to the beach
and Santa asks everyone do you have any

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Eric Jones and Brett Tanner

named to FMEA Honor Band
by Kelley Wood
Band Director Gretchen Reiter is pleased to have two outstanding
BHS musicians selected for Florida Music Educators Association
(FMEA) Honor Band.
Sophomores Eric Jones and Brett Tanner (shown above) will be
traveling to Tampa Jan. 7-10 for the FMEA convention in the Tampa
Convention Center. There will be band student from all over Florida
that either auditioned or were recommended by their teachers. Both
Brett and Eric were recommended by Mrs. Reiter.
Brett will be playing the baritone and Eric will be playing baritone
sax. There will be three days of rehearsal and a concert in the Tampa
Convention Center ballroom on the 10 Oth, under the direction of Dr. Plack,
Associate Director of Bands in Florida.
Mrs. Reiter emphasizes that Honor Band is a prestigious
accomplishment that assists students in receiving scholarships.,
"It's a great experience overall because they can't get that kind of
musicianship in such a small area. They get to meet other students
from all over the state, perform very challenging music, and make
new friends through this convention."

Neal Trust


meetings set
Nir \\itllh the \\ T. Neal
Trust Scholarship % ill be a' ailable
to ime't \ ith seniois on either
Mlonda), Jan 5 or Tuesday,, Jan.
6 to obtain a copy ot \our Fall
Sernestele 2(I.i crade report
YouiL ti\ come ait \>0i.i
convenience as per the follow ing
RMonday, Jan. 5 -- \\.T Neal
Ci\ ic Center, conference room
from 1:3lY p.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 6 -- W.T. Neal
Civic Center, conference room
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This is one of two required
meetings that you must attend
during the year. Please bring your
Fall Semester grade report.
Your grade report must show
the following:
1. Each course
2. Credit hours for each course
3. Grade for each course
4. Semester grade point average
5. Cumulative grade pt. average.

BHS Calendar
Dec. 20-Jan. 5, 2009:
Jan. 6, 2009:

Holiday play presented at

Tolar Elementary School
The third grade presented a Christmas play "Jingle All The
Way" on Dec. 10 in the multi-purpose room at Tolar School.
It's about a depressed Santa who has lost his jingle because
he feels that people have lost the true meaning of Christmas.
Santa is "ho-ho-hum" instead of "ho-ho-ho" and it's up to
Mrs. Claus, the elves, reindeer, Santa's toys, and the North
Pole gang to help Santa find his jingle again.
Even the audience joins in to try to help Santa. In the end,
Santa finds his jingle again, at least for another year!


cookies. \\ while NMrs. Clause is getting a tan
the el\ es go to put sunscreen on Mrs. Clause.
-- Larraina Nava'

Santa and his \\ ife go to the South Pole
e ern Near to visitt their friend Pingo the
penquin. They do not bring the ekles.
Pinco's" not a fan of them.
-- Gunter Barber

I think Santa and Mrs. Clause go to a
spectacular motel in Hawaii and spend
their days on the beach and they drink
cocunut milk and sun bathe. I think the
elves take their own vacations.
-- Rileigh Sewell

I think Santa goes to Niagra Falls to go
cliff di' ing \\ ith Mrs. Clause but he doesn't
take the elves because he doesn't want to
pay a hospital bill.
-- Cierra White

They go to Mexico Beach and fish for
sharks and they swim, also they stay at the
Holiday Inn. They do not take the elves
cause there are to many to take and he .
don't like to change diapers.
-- Austin Forte

Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Florida
and swim at the beach they don't take
their elves because they need to make
more toys.
-- Ryan Harper

They go to Bahama's and stay at the
best hotel and sleep. They do not take the
elves or it would not so quiet.
-- Cephus Green




TELOGIA Leta Arnold, 94, of Telogia,
passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 in
Blountstown. She was born in Greensboro but
lived in Liberty County most of her life. She.
was a homemaker and was a member of Telogia
Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Bunk Arnold; two sons,
Jerry and Earl Arnold; and a daughter, Joyce
Pou. She was the last of four brothers and two
Survivors include a son, L. B. Arnold and his
wife Sybil of Telogia; four daughters, Vera Jean
Finuff and her husband Edward of Telogia, Elry
Stanley of Hosford, Betty Miles and her husband
Lavhon of Bristol, and Rhodia Sharpton and her
husband Walter of Havana; 26 grandchildren;
many great-grandchildren, and many great-great-
Services were held Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 at
Telogia Assembly of God Church with Reverend
Buddy Elkins, Reverend George Dodd and
Reverend Thomas Adams officiating. Interment
followed at the Hosford Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

KINARD Anne B. Bond, 85, of Kinard,

passed away Saturday, Dec.
Blountstown. She was born on
Nov. 26, 1923 in Blountstown and
had lived here since 1999 coming
from Dade City. She worked at
the Bradenton Courthouse in
Bradenton for several years. She
was a homemaker and a member
of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a daughter,
,- Sherry Jones and her husband
Ronald of Bradenton; one
granddaughter, Kendyl Jones
and one great-grandson, Wesley
Jones and Bradenton.
Services were held Tuesday,
Dec. 16, 2008 graveside at
the Barbee Family Cemetery
in Kinard with Chaplin Jack
Howell officiating. Interment
.Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of
the arrangements.

Clayton Keller, 44, of Grand
Ridge, passed away Tuesday,
Dec. 9, 2008 at Jackson Hospital.
Survivors include a his wife,
Tammy Keller of Grand Ridge;
two sons, Cody Keller and
Christopher Keller, both of
Blountstown; two daughters,
Tabitha Clark of Blountstown
and Jessica Kern of Grand Ridge;
his mother, Margaret Edwards of
Salem, AL; three brothers, Rusty
Acker of Grand Ridge, Roy
Edwards of UT and Michael
Acker of Salem, AL; one sister,
Lynn Runion of Ironton, OH;
one grandson, Jace Clark.
Services were held Saturday,
Dec. 13, 2008 at Pope Cemetery
in Sneads with Reverend Jimmy
Wright officiating.
James and Sikes Funeral
Home, Maddox Chapel in
Marianna was in charge of the

BONIFAY- Lucy Elizabeth Maloy, 73, passed
away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008 at the Bonifay
Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce
Alexander and her husband Bill, of Dothan,
AL; two granddaughters, Kayla Yarbrough and
LeeAnn Yarbrough, both of Dothan, AL; one
great-grandson, Aaron Yarbrough of Dothan, AL;
several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews;
one brother, Herman Foxworth and his daughter
Edna Foxworth, both of Bristol; and one sister,
Beatrice Mcfay of Albany, GA.
Services were held, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008
at Bottoms Garden Chapel in Geneva, AL with
the Reverend Donnie Earls officiating. Interment
followed at the Freewill Baptist Church in
Samson, AL.
Bottoms-Garden Chapel of Geneva, AL, was in
charge of the arrangements. Sign the guest book

d r- O ITA

13, 2008 in

The family of the
late Reverend Hubert.
L. (Shorty) Edwards
would like to thank ev-
eryone for their many
acts of kindness during
his extended illness and
A special thanks to
Covenant Hospice in
Marianna for the won-
derful care and compas-
sion shown to the family
and our loved ones.

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas
trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's
stars, reflecting on the snow.

The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas
songs that people hold so
But the sounds of music can't
compare with the Christmas
choir up here.

I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss

I see the pain inside your
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, dear
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending
Christmas with Jesus Christ
this year.

I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more
precious than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each
as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing
or the love he has for each of

So have a Merry Christmas
and wipe away that tear. -
Remember, I am spending
Christmas with Jesus Christ

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Dad, our sadness knows no end;
We can't believe you're gone;
We're grieving for you every day;
It's hard to carry on.

You were always there to support and care,
When we needed a true friend,
How we'll ever do without our dad,
We cannot comprehend.

You were our teacher and our guide,
Our dad, so good and strong:
Your example will sustain us now,
And last our whole lives long.

We're trying to communicate;
We hope that you can hear;
Expressing what we feel for you,
Helps us feel you're near.

Our memories of the times we had
Help the pain to go away.
SBut Dad, our lives won't be the same;
We'll miss you every day.

A part of us went with you;
You left a gap too big to fill:
You're our father and our hero;
We love you and we always will.
I love you daddy!
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Don't store the lawn mower just

yet; remove leaves to protect turf

The cold weather
has finally slowed or
stopped the growth
of our turfgrasses.
But before you put
up the mower, think about
removing the leaves that might
be covering your lawn. While
leaves can become excellent
mulch or compost, they should
not be left intact on your
Leaves lying on the turf
canopy reduce light and air
circulation necessary for
healthy turf. A
layer of leaves -
covering the
lawn means that
damage from
diseases and
insects can easily A'I'
go unnoticed until 2
the turf is totally
A blanket of
leaves covering
the turf will
trap moisture
between the soil
and the leaves V
providing an ideal
environment for
the proliferation '
of diseases.
Therefore, ao e,
leaves should
be periodically 4
raked from the
lawn or at least
mulched down
into the thatch .
with a good
mulching mower.
And once you have your
leaves removed, think about

by Theresa Friday,
4 Horticullure Extension Agent

performing some preventative
maintenance on your mower.
Following are a few easy steps
that will have your mower
ready to go when the grass
starts growing next spring.
*Fuel only has a shelf life of
about 30 days before it begins
to break down. If near the end
of a tank of gasoline, run the

mower till it stalls. If you have
a full tank, add some gasoline
stabilizer and run the mower

The Calhoun County Clerk of Court's Office will be closed
S on Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday,
Dec. 26forthe Christmas Holiday. We will also be
closed on New Year'sDayand resume normal business ()
hours on Jan. 2,2009. Wewould like to wish everyone a
Merrj Chrstmas and a Ha pp3 New Year!! i

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for a couple of minutes
to distribute it throughout
the engine.
*Drain and replace the.
engine oil since dirt and
other contaminates can
settle and build up on the
*Remove the spark plug.
Add a teaspoon of oil to the
hole and replace the plug (but
don't connect the wire). Crank
or turn the engine by giving
the cord a couple of pulls to
distribute the oil. This will
protect the engine
from corrosion."
*Clean the air
filter. Foam air
filters should
be.cleaned with
warm soapy
2, water or other
.^ 2^ appropriate
solvent. Before
replacing the
filter, pour
a couple
tablespoons of
clean engine
oil on the filter
and squeeze to
distribute. Paper
filters. can be
Dwnftia`-is shaken or blown
clean or just
replaced with a
new one.
T Tighten
fasteners and
af, screws, bolts
i and nuts as
*Give the entire
mower a good cleaning. Clean
off all debris andremove grass
clippings from the engine area
and the underside.
-If you have a battery,
remove and clean. Charge if
necessary and store in a cool,
dry place where it won't freeze.
*If your mower is scratched
or roughed up, paint these areas
to prevent rust and corrosion.
*Lubricate as necessary per
the operator's manual.
*Store the mower in a dry
place or cover the unit to
protect it from the elements.
Note: Never store the mower
in the house (living area)
or basement where ignition
sources may be present such
as hot water and space heaters,
clothes dryers and the like
because gasoline and fumes are
highly flammable, explosive
and dangerous if inhaled..
If you have equipment that
has seen better days and you
doubt that it will make it
through another season now.
-is a great time to purchase new
equipment. Many dealers have
some great bargains available.


The opening of Blountstown newest business was marked with an official ribbon-cutting
at Ja-Makin-Me-Tan Friday morning. 'Business owners were joined by Chamber of
Commerce officials and members for the ceremony. Pictured above, left to right: Neldian
Connelly, Jessica Lee, Dian Wroblewski, Vicki Montford, Lea Smith, Davene Connelly,
Laura Ridley, Rhylei Sable, John Connelly, business owner Donna Connelly, Candace
Connelly, Tabatha Connelly, Anita Cantu, Lacey Bilbo, Phillip Hill, Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital administrator Ron Gillard and Kristy Speers. The tanning center is open at
20749 Central Avenue in Blountstown, across from the old courthouse.

Are you a savvy holiday shopper?

holiday shopping season in full
swing, Florida Agriculture and,
Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronsonis encouraging
consumers to shop.wisely, know
their rights and keep track of
purchases. Whether shopping by
telephone, catalog, in retail stores
or online, it pays to be a savvy
"Being smart about shopping
and exercising a little care can
be the difference between having
a happy holiday season and a
disastrous one," Bronson said.


/Get the best deal.
Comparison shop and research
merchants' pricing policies, as
some will match, or even beat,
a competitor's price. Where
applicable, check shipping and
handling fees and don't forget
to factor those into the cost of
the item.
VCan you get your money
back? Check out a merchant's
refund and return policies before
you buy.
*VCheck delivery dates. When
shopping by phone, in a catalog
or online, find out how long it.
takes for the item to be delivered,
and be sure to order merchandise
early enough to make sure that it
arrives on time.
i/Protect your privacy and
know whom you're dealing with.
Provide personal information,
such as a credit card number, home
address or telephone number,
only when necessary and make
sure that you know the merchant

with whom you are dealing. If
you've never heard of the seller,
check them out with your local
Better Business Bureau or with
Bronson's Division of Consumer
Services at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-
800-435-7352) before you decide
to make a purchase.
&/Track your purchases.
When shopping online, keep
printouts of the web pages with
details about the transaction,
including any warranties, or
return and refund policies. When
shopping by phone or from a
catalog, keep records of your
order, including the company's

name, address, phone number,
date of your order and item
number or description of the
merchandise you ordered.
VKeep receipts. You may
need them to return an item or
reconcile a credit card statement.
When purchasing a gift, ask for a
separate gift receipt.
For additional consumer
information or to file a complaint
against a business, Floridians can
visit the department's Division
of Consumer Services website
or call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-

December 12, 1925 February 10, 1997
Today is your birthday,
Without candles or cake.
And since you are not with us,
We will not celebrate,
We cannot send you a birthday card,
Your hands we cannot touch,
So we ask God to give a message
To the one we love so much,
And grant us one wish
And make it come true.
To have his choir of angels sing
Happy Birthday to you.
We miss you.

A S i .?t

Walt, Amanda Holley and Robert
Holley; one great-grandchild,
Abbigail Mathews.
Services will be Friday, Dec.
19, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Travelers
Rest Free Will Baptist Church with
Dr. Shawn Williams officiating
with interment to follow in the
church cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18 at Travelers
Rest Free Will Baptist Church
Hwy 73 in Clarksville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made
to Covenant Hospice, 4470
Lafayette Street, Marianna,,
Florida 32446.
James and Sikes Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel will be in charge
of the arrangements.

The Liberty County Landfill will
be closed Thursday, Dec. 25 and
Saturday, Dec. 27 in observance of
the Christmas holidays. Recycling for
Thursday will be picked up Friday,
Dec. 26. If you have any questions,
call Danny Earnest at 643-3777.


5%z44t^e ^^u



S 0 C I ET Y'
Downtown Marianna

ALTHA- Woodrow Wilson Pumphrey, 88, ofAltha, passed away
Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 in Marianna. He was born on Sept. 17,
1920 in Jacksonville and had lived in Altha for most of his life. He
was an auto mechanic and a veteran of WWII, serving in the United
States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Pumphrey of Altha; one son,
Woody Ronald Pumphrey of Altha; two daughters, Ruby Dianne
Adkins of Altha and Hanna Carolyn Pumphrey of Panama City; a
half-sister, Dawn Reese Frock of Wildwood; six grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. (CT)
at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Luther Pumphrey
and Reverend Rhul Edenfield officiating. Interment will follow
in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends
Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown will be in charge of the

CLARKSVILLE -Marlene Adams Holley, 76, of Clarksville died
Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at her residence. A native of Ozark, AL, she
had resided in Clarksville most of her life. She was a former employee
of Golden's Pharmacy in Blountstown for many years and a member
of Travelers Rest Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
by her son, Roger A. Holley.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Ray Holley of Clarksville;
one son, Michael Ray Holley and his wife, Carolyn of Atlanta, GA;
one brother, Darryl Adams of Panama City; one sister, EvelynAttaway
of Clarksville; three grandchildren, Nicole Mathews and her husband,




I*i ABOVE: Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Tamarrah
...make Rasmussen (far left) was joined by LeAnn Shoemake, Bonnie
Richards and Tessa Garrett to wrap lots of presents last week
at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Dec. 16. This year's gift
Yll r r lisI includes 175 Calhoun County children whose families may
brighter or not be able to provide the holiday presents every youngster
deserves. LEFT: A number of the gifts being distributed by the
local kids sheriff's office were donated by Robert and Diane Long,
S:who organized the First Annual Redneck
7' t C Christmas Parade in Scotts Ferry.
The unusual parade featured all kinds of
S. -- homemade entries, including decorated
heelbarrows, golf karts, 4-wheelers,
old cars along with the Redneck
V- A .ResO truck. Participants donated
over 50 toys. Diane Long is
pictured at left with Calhoun
x"County Sheriff David Tatum.

Calhoun Correctional

employees gather

gifts for foster kids
Thirty-nine children currently in foster care
in Calhoun and Liberty County will be
receiving something special for Christmas ....
thanks to the generosity of the employees at
Calhoun Correctional Institution. The group 1 4
delivered a roomful of wrapped presents to
the offices of Anchorage Children's Home in
Blountstown Friday. Shown here, standing
in back, is Calhoun Correctional Institution
Assistant Warden of Operations Richard Biss
and Pat Phillips, Case Manager Supervisor
at Anchorage. Kneeling, left to right, is
Corrections officer Ricky Dew, Corrections
Secretary Tracy Carman and Jessie Ottesen,
case manager with Anchorage.




Pool table, 7' x 3'5", two cue sticks,
billiard balls and plastic triangle,
$250 OBO. Call 674-1277.

Pool table, one-inch slate
Brunswick regulation size, $450.
Call 674-3322. 12-17,12-24

Manual treadmill'by Denise Austin,
like new, only used a few times due
to back problems, folds up flat,
comes with owner's manual, $50.
Call 762-3264. 12-17,12-24

O'Neal motorcross boots, new,
men's size 10, $40. Call 379-

Children's clothes, around size
6, various children's toys. Can be
used as Christmas gifts. Call 379-
8973. 12-17,12-24

Dell computer with flat screen,
eight months old, $250. Call 762-
4580. 12-17, 12-24

Propane tank, 120 gallon, $90.
Call 762-3370. 12-17,12-24

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.
12-10, 12-17

Light fixtures, one dini
fixture, white with 5 larr
one living room fixtur
with 5 lamps, made fo
ceiling, $50. Call 294-60C


Dresser and side table, f
674-5696 or 693-5898

Loveseat, tan with navy
includes four throw pillo
Call 237-1762.

Sofa sectional, black
stripes, center console wi
table, excellent shape,
make offer. Call 509-863(

Queen size bed, dressed
and armoire for sale. $
643-5886 or 643-2336. 1,


'91 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1
6 cyl., runs good, $1,500.

Antique car, 1979 Caprice
98K original miles, gooc
A/C, electric windows, $9
674-7886. 12-

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
'Call 643-1959.

1995 Chrysler New Yorke
and exterior good condition
oil pump, good on gas,
heater works good, $1,8i
Call 237-1659 ask for Rai

2002 Honda Civic EX, v
liter, 5-speed, 17 inch wh
new tires, and much mo
272-2133. 12

1997 Buick LeSaber Lim
power, loaded, 3.8 V6,
excellent shape, 95,000 m
in garage, leather, new Bric

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Everyone at

would like to wish you all a

SMerry Christmas

8& Happy New Year!

We will be closed Dec. 24-27
& Jan. 1-3 so that our employees
may have time to celebrate the
holidays with their families.
Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N)
Phone (850) 643-5995

ing room
ips, $20;
e, black
r a high

ree. Call

free. Call



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

tires, $3,500. Call 592-5780 or
573-3029. 12-10,12-17


1995 F-150 King Cab, excellent
condition, new motor, $2,500. Call
379-8383. 12-17,12-24

12-17,12-24 2003 F-250 Crew Cab XLT, leather
seats, 4-WD, 68,000 miles, $15,000
y stripes, firm. Call 643-6589. 12-17, 12-24
ws, $75..
12-17,12-24 2001 Ford Ranger, 4x4, two
door, V6, flare-side super-cab,
with red power windows/lock, cruise
ith coffee control, bed liner, XLT package.
$200 or Well maintained, $7,200, serious
6. inquiries only. Call 643-3344 or
11-19,12-17 643-6959. 12-10,12-17

er, mirror SIUVS/VANS
600. call
2-17 & 12-24
1995 Ford Econoline Van, 3/4 ton,
heavy duty suspension, $2,200
OBO. Call 674-9495. 12-10,12-17

four door,
Call 762- AUTO PARTS &
12-17, 12-24

j shape, Four 15-inch tires with stock rims,
'00. Call three of the four good tread, small
17,12-24 pattern 5-lug, $80 for all. Call 379-
8536 or 904-460-7041. 12-10, 12-17
, $6,500.
12-17, 12-24 Toolbox for full size truck. Call
r interior643-2049 12-10,12-17
!r, interior
n, needs Two Goodyear mud runner
A/C and 25x1lx10 four wheeler tires. 30%
00 OBO. tread left. $40 for both. Call 693-
chel. 0692. 12-10,12-17
12-17, 12-24
Aluminum tool box for full size
-tech 1.7 truck, $100 firm. Call 674-4693 or
eels with 532-2926. 12-10.12-17

ire. Call

lited, full
31 mpg,
liles, kept

M & W Self
Storage Rentals
7 days a week service
5' x10'.... 920x
10' x10'....... 35
10'x 20'.....070
10'x 25'.....;90
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 wn

Trailers for Rent

iH Pristol



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

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



Will buy 10 to
1,000 acres,
closing.l (850)
Call (850)
544-5441 or
(850) 570-0222

2/1 Mobile Home
$400/month |
2 RV Spots Available
with Full Hookup
On Ochlockonee River

CHRISTMAS...Is In The Air!
It's just days before Christmas and all through the
town, we see happy people; not even one frown.
It's great to see folks who show so much care for their
friends and their neighbors today it's so rare.
So we'd like to thank you this time of the year for all of
the memories we hold so dear.
As customers, as neighbors, you all mean so much to
us, your community and all whom you touch.

Liberty County Courthouse
Charla Kearce, Clerk Ad Interim

We will be closed Dec. 25 & 26 in
observance of the Christmas holiday




Week ofDec. 14 to Dec. 20

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, you have been setting aside
your interests for too long. It's
time to make yourself a priority.
Blow off responsibilities for a
while and have some fun.

TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You would like nothing more,
Taurus, than to sleep in this week
and not worry about too much.
Unfortunately that will not be the
case. Things will be busier than

GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, you tend to overwhelm
people with the amount of
information you provide, even for
seemingly simple explanations.
Tone it down if you're getting
blank stares.

SCANCER- Jun 22/Jul 22
This week is a good time to be a
homebody and take care of some
issues around the house. A few
changes in your surroundings can
bring a new mood to the place.

LEO Jul 23/Aug23
Leo, it's easy to go with the
crowd, but generally the crowd is
uninteresting. You tend to march
to your own beat, and this week
is no different. Others will follow

VIRGO -Aug 24/Sept22
Virgo, creating a vision of what
you want to achieve is the first
step toward achieving it. With a
plan in motion even if on paper -
anything seems possible.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
This week is the perfect time for
socializing with long lost friends.
Your high energy and engaging
-a attitude will leave them wanting
more, Libra.

SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, be wary of people who
are pushing you in directions you
may not want to go even if one
of them is your partner. You have
to make your own decisions.

Sagittarius, some people will
agree with you, and some simply
will not. Get over it and go on
with your life. Pisces acts as a
road block you need to avoid.

CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, if you're dealing with
a group of people this week, try to
push your agenda more. Get your
voice heard and then the rest of
the plan will fall in place.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, you'll find yourself
finishing other people's sen-
tences this week, especially your
partner's. Enjoy this newfound

PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
People in positions of author-
ity want to know your opinions,
Pisces. So stand up and offer them
your thoughts. Who knows where
it will lead?


Vanessa Hudgens, Actress (20)
Don Johnson, Actor (59)
V Benjamin Bratt, Actor (45)
Bill Pullman, Actor (55)
Katie Holmes, Actress (30)
Jennifer Beals, Actress (45)


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


Diamond gold engagement/
wedding ring, single stone. In the
Bristol vicinity on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Call 643-5126. 12-17, 12-24

Male cat, blonde color, name
Spider, in the vicinity of South
Street in Blountstown. Call 674-
8036. 12-17, 12-24


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

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

Jack Russell Terrier puppies,
two months old, one male and two
females, free to a good home. Call
643-3288. 12-17,12-24

Full blood Chow puppies, two
brown & black and 2 brown, two
male and 2 female, $100. Call
272-5667. 12-17, 12-24

Black young cat, free to good
home. Call 237-1378. 12-17, 12-24

Full blooded Rottwieler puppies,
7-8 weeks old, need shots, no
papers, gorgeous dogs, three
males left, $50. Call 674-2622.
12-17, 12-24

Rescued, abused or abandoned
dogs: all have had physical, shots
are up to date including rabies, and
all have been neutered or spayed.


Browning Youth model
compound bow with quiver and
site, $125. Hunter's view climbing
tree stand, $60. Call 693-0692.
12-10, 12-17
7 Mag Remington 700 with
Bushnell scope, $450. Call 557-
2879. 12-10, 12-17



2001 Harley Davidson XLH
Custom Sportster, 1200 EVO,
pearl white, must see to appreciate,
$3,500. Call 643-5976. 12-17,12-24

70 CC Baha dirt bike, like new
$550 OBO. Call 762-4678.
12-17, 12-24

Firehawk scooter, like new, paid
$750 asking $450. Call 379-
3966. 12-17, 12-24

TTR 125 dirt bike, excellent
condition, $750. Call 447-3824 or
674-4464. 12-17,12-24

250 Kawasaki Dirt bike, '02 pro
circuit KX 125/250, running 2
stroke, $800 firm. Call 643-3344.
12-10, 12-17

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



Two Stihi Commercial back pack
blowers, $175 each or $300 for
both. Call 643-6589 12-17,12-24


Boarding LLC
Indoor / outdoor Climate Controlled
Extra Large Runs and Play Area
Boarding Available for Dogs & Cats
By Appointment Only Pick'up, Obl;ve
. 674 4148 4W
3Leave voIr Nm. and A Phona Number

All animals get lots of Jove, care and
a healthy environment. The larger
dogs are penned in a large area
with shelter and will do great in the
same kind of location. I have small.
dogs that are house broken that
need great homes, also. There is
no charge for adopting, I will supply
two months of food with every
adoption. To find out more or see
the dogs, call Penny at 643-5254.
12-17, 12-24

Three Shi-Chi puppies, Shih Tzu
and Chihuahua, two male and
one female, $150 each. Call 674-
9495. 12-10,12-17

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


Nintendo 64 games, used. Call
674-7263. 12-17,12-24

Saddle and bridle for a pony, must
be reasonable or free. Call 597-
6620. 12-17, 12-24

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

. Junk cars and trucks, any con-
dition, we pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-1126 cell. UFN

Tell 'em you saw it in The Journal!



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

14 x 70 3 bedroom
trailer in Hosford.
1 st month and utilities
required. No Pets
Leave a message f


In Bristol
.Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath

In Blountstown
*1-room efficiency,
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
*Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
Phone 643-7740

Lawrence M

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
* Spay/neuter program to reduce
unwanted puppies/kittens.
43 N. Cleveland St., Quincy
OFFICE (850) 627-8338 um



I .A

Liberty County boys enjoyed a three day hunt recently in Early
County GA. Front row, left to right: Kyle Sapp, Chase Bradley,
Joseph Brinkley and Paul Williams. Back row, left to right: Kevin
Williams, Jimmy Lee revel, Logan Brown, Raymond Russell,
Jordan Reddick, Ethan Ammons and Craig Brinkley.

Lucas Tyler
Barber, age
6, shown
here with a,
Lucas shot
this deer
on, Dec. 15
when he
was hunting
with his
brother and

Life jackets are a

great holiday gift
Are you wondering what gift to get
your loved one this holiday season? The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has an idea. If that
person is a boater, a life jacket \ uiuld
make a great gift especially a newer
and more comfortable version lhat rhic
recipient would be more likely to \\eat
while boating.
To learn more about inflatable life
jackets and the benefits of wearing one
while.boating, visit www.wearitflorida.

Buying local is the right thing to do

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


Probate Division
File Numb-er 08-64-PR


The administration of the estate
of Dorothy May Whitehouse,.de-
ceased, whose date of death was

October 3, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Calhoun County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Av-
enue East, Blountstown,- Florida,
32424. The names and address-
es of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate on whomi a copy of this notice
is required to-be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
All other. creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this

The date of the first publication of
this Notice is Dec. 12, 2008.

Attorney's for Personal Represen-
Stuart E. Goldberg
Fla. Bar No. 0365971
Amy L. Mason
Fla. Bar No. 0044582
of the law firm of Goldberg
& Olive
Post Office Box 12458
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Telephone: (850) 222-4000
Facimile: (850) 942-6400

Personal Representative:

Cathy J. Kerrins
3573 Parfet Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
12-17& 12-24

To the editor:
'Read before you take your
dollars elsewhere'
A recent letter to the editor in
the Tallahassee Democrat by Sam
Varn, prompted me to write my
first ever letter to the editor.
The efforts that the Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce
and Blountstown Main street are
making to reinforce the message,
buy local is certainly the right
thing to do, especially in this
economic downturn.
Local businesses need our
support now more than ever. Our
whole community can reap the
benefits by keeping our dollars
at home.
Many businesses, my own
included, are called on to donate
products, sponsor school events,
donate silent-auction items
'and sponsor after school sports
events. We understand that
these teams and organizations
are good, an provide incredibly
important services and support
to countless members of our
community and we want to help

them to the best of our ability.
But if customer dollars go out
of town then the ability of our
companies to donate or sponsor
can be greatly diminished.
Lost sales mean lost profits,
which translates to less available
for donations, sponsorships and
support dollars. We don't have
to let this happen.
Furthermore, buying local
gives you and easier and more

convenient opportunity to handle
an exchange or problem.
So before you drive out of
town to shop, ask yourselfhow
many of the dollars I'm about to
spend will ever come back to our
community. Saving a couple of
bucks in out-of-town stores may
cost us all more than you think.

Edwin Strawn
The Diamond Corner

S, A great place
to sit down

^ t ^ y, and enjoy a

\' nourishing
i 7I8meal! Come

visit us


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



Hwy. 20, Bristol 643-2264
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Friday Night

S8130 pAm. 12.30
S5 per person
INI 18 to enter;
21 to drink
Must show
Featuring, Mustsow

Telogia Creek Band
Located 5 miles north of Blountstown on Hwy. 69


321i Annivp sary

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able flashlights" r_ r $4999. J
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Call today:
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Career Service Position

This position requires a State of Florida certification
in Psychology, Psychiatry or Social Work. Paper ap-
plications will not be accepted.

To apply please visit the People First website:
This is the site for those seeking a career in Public
Service in Florida State Government.

For questions you may contact:
Tina Tharpe, CPM, AAII
Liberty County Health Department
(850) 643-2415 ext. 240
Closing Date: 12/29/08

is now accepting applications for

For the following disciplines:




MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Master's degree in the
teaching discipline or a Master's degree with at least
18 graduate semester hours in the teaching disci-
pline required. Degree(s) must be from a regionally
accredited college and/or university.

Interested applicants should contact Chipola Col-
lege Human Resources or visit to
obtain application information.

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Buy Rite Drugs
Hwy. 20 in Bristol

One Stop Career Center
16908 NE P.'ar St Suite 2.
BiounrstCown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver.
EService WorkforceOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN


The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners will accept applications for caretaker of
(Veterans Park), and (Estiffanulga Park).
*Caretaker will reside at the park, providing a mobile home as their personal residence on
said county owned property.
*Caretaker will open the park gates in the morning and close the park gates in the evening
at designated times set by the county if a gate consists.
*Caretaker will attempt to maintain order in the park.
*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-pi-
nic house is in use by a family who has pre-registered the house for its use, will ensure that
the picnic house is closed at that time for public use.
*Caretaker will ensure that the picnic house is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition
at all times.
*Caretaker will not store or allow to be stored on said ground, any personal property that
would commonly be referred to as junk property, and to keep the grounds around their resi-
dence in a neat and clean condition.
*Caretaker will not keep or have on the premises, any article or thing of a illegal, dangerous,
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 NW SR 20, P.O. Box
399, Bristol, FL 32321

Albert Butcher, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners -

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doctor's assistant and

optician's assistant.


No phone calls please.

Please send resume

to 850-627-9975.


.593-6828 1-800-369-6828 Fax: 593-6888
H(iy. 90 \\ P.O. Box 933 Sneads, FL 324611
PLct CnlClirorld Ow/iler & OpCti'rIfri

Let us help you with a memorial of BEA UTY and DURABILITY
Serving Jackson & the Surrounding Counties for 42 Years
Precious Memrories "Ifyou cant come to us, give us a call andwe will come to you"

The Rock Bluff Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank
everyone that supported our Christmas Tree of Lights this year
with your donations in memory or in honor of loved ones in our
families. The tree will remain on display in front of the Emergency
Management office in Bristol until the New Year. The white lights
bum in memory and the red lights bum in honor. The star on top
represents all firemen and firewomen across this nation who put their
lives in danger to protect you and your property. If you missed out
on this year's ceremony then you can plan on joining us next year
because this is a great way to let your love shine for that special person
that has touched your life.
With your continued support, our fire department was also able to
represent the Rock Bluff community in this year's Christmas parade
with our big fire truck. This truck is the first fire truck that Bristol ever
had in operation. I'm sure that many of you have had the opportunity
to drive or ride as a responding fireman in this truck and was pleased
to see it still able to serve this community. We welcome your support
any time by donations or by mutual aid from other departments or the
simple pat on the back of a job well done.
If you would like to make a donation to this department you can
mail it to Rock Bluff Community Volunteer Fire Dept., 6925 NW
Torreya Park Road, Bristol, FL 32321.
We wish you all of you a Safe and Happy Holiday.

The Liberty County Recreation Department along with the parents
and players of the Tiny Mite team would like to thank those who
donated money to the awards banquet held Dec. 2. A big thanks goes
out to the following sponsors who made the evening a success-
Marie Goodman, Janet Knight, Ken Hosford, Donnie Conyers,
Sabrina Manley, Woodmen of the World, Royce Holcomb, Dale
Hobby, Strickland's Auto Repair, City Tire, Tim Revell, Quick Pic,
Ramsey Piggly Wiggly in Bristol and Big River Sports.
Thank you, Liberty County Tiny Mite Football
and The Liberty County Recreation Department

Words cannot express the heartfelt-gratitude we feel for the
outpouring of love during the illness and recent death of our mother,
Leta Arnold. Whether you held our hands in yours or held our hearts
in prayer; whatever your part we sincerely thank you.
If you were not sent a thank you card, it has been an oversight
and certainly not intentional. We are extremely appreciative and
overwhelmed by the food, flowers, prayers and visits we received.
Again, thank you and may God bless you.
The Leta Arnold Family

To Our Liberty County
and City of Bristol
Waste Pro Customers
Due to the Christmas Holiday, your Solid
Waste pickup will be one day behind.
Current Day Holiday
of Service Service
Thursday Friday t_ -
Friday Saturday |f

Happy Holidays!

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I want to take this opportunity
to wish each of you a very
Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year.

Liberty County Commissioner, Dist. 4
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17394 N.W. Charlie Johns St., Blountstown, FL 1 674-4527
P.O. Box 970, Bristol, FL 643-5751

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150 Pre-Owned, leased,
and local trade-ins!

Calhoun-Liberty Credit
Union's Reps will be
on-hand to finance,
call to be approved!

All Pricing Lower than
Loan to Value

Never a Better
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For More Information,
Call Lee at ;50-674-3307
Hwy. 20 Next to Badcock

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