Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Alternate Title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: February 18, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
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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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: Volume 29, Number 7 | Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

Crack cocaine, pills, pot &

gun seized in Bristol sting

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by Teresa Eubanks. Journal Editor
Approxiiuately 60 rocks of crack
cocaine, six small bags of marijuana,
13 Ecstasy pills and a loaded gun were
seized after an informant working with
the Liberty/Calhoun County Drug Task
Force handed over $800-in marked bills to
a man from Jackson County during a sting
operation last week in Bristol, according to
a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Officers from five agencies were nearby
as the exchange took place at a residence
on Baker Street in Bristol around 7:30
p.m. Cpl. Todd Wheetley of the Liberty
County Sheriff's Department was hiding
in a bedroom with the door slightly ajar
while other officers were stationed outside
when two men joined the informant inside.
The meeting was recorded by officers with
audio and video equipment.
After several phone calls to finalize
details of the buy, a. white car pulled up at
the informant's home. Two men, identified
as Christopher Michal Lasater, 22, of
Greenwood and 21-year-old Pete Rodell-
of Marianna, went into the home with the
informant. Lasater's girlfriend, Rebecca
N. Murphy, 30, of Marianna, remained
outside in the car.
Before the exchange, Lasater pulled out
a black pistol and threatened the informant,
waiting as he lifted up his shirt to show
he was not wearing a recording device.
Lasater lowered the gun as Rondell, who
had walked out to the car, returned.
After the informant handed over'the
money, Lasater gave him the crack cocaine
and several Ecstasy pills that Rondell had
just returned with.
As the two men walked out the front
door, officers- moved in to arrest them.
Lasater dropped the $800 as Rodell
attempted to flee on foot and ran across
Baker Street. An officer saw him throwing

Christopher Lasater Pete Rodell Sr.

a large handgun.
The men were taken into custody. The
gun, a .45-caliber automatic pistol with
one bullet in the chamber, was recovered.
Officers also confiscated the crack cocaine
and pills from inside the home.
More crack and pills were found inside
the vehicle along with six small packages
of marijuana. In all, officers found 11.8
grams of crack cocaine, six small bags
of marijuana totaling 3.6 grams and 13
Ecstasy pills. The drugs have an estimated
street value of over $1,000.
Murphy denied knowing anything about
the drug exchange and told investigators
her boyfriend, Lasater, told her to drive
them to Bristol.
Rodell admitted knowing about the
crack cocaine and Ecstasy, and said it was
common for Lasater to carry a handgun.
He said Lasater had put the gun down on
a chair during the transaction and when
they left, Rodell told him to put the gun
in his back pocket.
The following charges were filed
against the Jackson County trio:.
*Christopher Lasater, sale of crack
cocaine within 1000' ofa place ofworship,
possession of crack cocaine with intent to
sell within 1000' of a place of worship,
sale of MDMA (Ecstasy) within 1000' of

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Rebecca Murphy

a place of worship, possession of MDMA
(Ecstasy) with intent to sell within 1000'
of a place of worship, possession of
marijuana with intent to sell within 1000'
of a place of worship, aggravated assault
with a firearm, carrying a concealed
firearm and persons engaged in criminal
offense having weapons.
*Pete Rodell Sr., sale of crack cocaine
within 1000' of a place of worship,
possession of crack cocaine with intent
to sell within 1000' of a place of worship,
sale of MDMA (Ecstasy) within 1000' of
a place of worship, possession of MDMA
(Ecstasy) with intent to sell within 1000' of
a place of worship, aggravated assault with
a firearm (principle in the first), carrying a
concealed firearm and persons engaged in
criminal offense having weapons.
*Rebecca Murphy, sale of crack cocaine
within 1000' of a place of worship
(principle in the first), possession of crack
cocaine with intent to sell within J000' of
a place of worship (principle in the first),
sale of MDMA (Ecstasy) within 1000' of
a place of worship (principle in the first),
possession of MDMA (Ecstasy) with intent
to sell within 1000' of a place of worship
(principle in the first).

See DRUG ARREST on page 20

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Two arrested after officers go

to Altha home to serve warrant

The search for a man wanted
on active felony warrants last
week resulted in his arrest as
well as that of a woman after
officers found her children home
during school hours in conditions
that could be dangerous to their
safety, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Investigators arrived at the
Watson Road residence of
28-year-old Shannon McClendon
in Alfha around 9 a.m. Feb.
11 after receiving reports that
Corey Guilford, 19, was staying
with her.
When they spoke. with
McClendon, she said he was not
there and said she had not seen
Guilford in quite some time. She
denied investigators permission
to search her residence, stating
that her children were inside.
When asked why the
youngsters who are 6 and

Calhoun County


compiled by
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

8 were home at that time,
McClendon said she hadn't
awakened them to take them
to school. After checking with
,School Resource Officer Lt.
Randy McCroan, investigators
learned that McClendon's kids
were habitually truant.
McCroan came to the
residence and took McClendon
into custody for child neglect.
She was also charged with
resisting an officer without
The investigators then
conducted a protective sweep

Man charged with child

abuse for fight with teen
A 44-year-old Altha man was arrested after three witnesses told a
deputy that he had gotten into a physical altercation with a teenage
girl in his home.
A deputy arrived around 1:40 a.m. on Feb. 10 to find Dennis Dean
Paulk standing outside the 5th Street home, heavily intoxicated, with
fresh marks on his face and hands, according to a report from the
Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
The deputy. learned that earlier in the evening Paulk had been
involved in a fight with his neighbors and later came home and argued
with a teenager at his home.
Witnesses stated that Paulk was in the kitchen when the girl walked
in to get her cell phone charger. He began yelling at her, prompting her
to go into a bedroom and close the door. Paulk followed her, kicked
in the door and tackled her onto the bed and began choking her. Two
other men at the home intervened and pulled Paulk off the girl.
During the struggle, a.window was broken and the room was left
in disarray.
Paulk was charged with child abuse and taken to the Calhoun
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of the home and found Guilford
in a bedroom. He was taken into
custody on warrants for burglary
of a structure, larceny and
criminal mischief in connection
with the Dec. 27, 2008 break in
at the Pit Stop convenience store
in Blountstown.
In their report, investigators
noted several dangers to'
children at the home including
the presence of main electrical
lines exposed on the ground, a
knife left on a grill near the front
door and an unprotected vent in
the living room that exposed the
trailer to the ground.

One arrested for

petty theft after

pocketing beer
A man who tried to leave with
one free beer after paying for a
12-pack at an Altha convenience
store was taken into custody
on a warrant for petty theft last
This past November, a clerk
at the Southern Express in Altha
reported that she saw Robert Jon
Bendinger, 61, take a can of beer
from a cooler and slip it into his
right front pants pocket before
grabbing a 12 pack of beer.
After Bendinger paid for the'
12 pack, the cashier followed him
outside, asked about the beer he
failed to pay for and requested
that he step back inside the
store. He pulled the can from his
pocket, put it on the counter and
quickly left.
The clerk then called to
report the theft and learned that
Bendinger already had one active
warrant out against him on petty

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Feb. 9
*John Franklin Gray, VOSP, CCSO.
*Donald Allen, VOSP, CCSO.
Feb. 10
*Dennis Dean Paulk, child abuse, CCSO.
*Robert Bendinger, petit theft, CCSO.
*Mitchell Gray, VOCP, CCSO.
Feb. 11
*Katlyn Hutcheson, theft of a firearm, CCSO.
*Shannon McClendon, child neglect, CCSO.
*Andrew Obartuck, VOSP, CCSO.
*Corey Evan Guilford, burglary of structure, larceny less
than $300 but less than $20,000, criminal mischief, CCSO.
Feb. 13
*Cary Arrant, worthless check (2 times), CCSO.
*Jeffrey Everett, driving while license suspended or revoked
with knowledge, CCSO.
Feb. 14
*Jasmine Williams, VOP county, BPD.
*Stacey Duggar, VOP, LCSO.
*Edgar Lemus Mendoza, no driver license, BPD.
Feb. 15
*Arthur Christopher Jackson, disorderly, intoxication,
*Olyan Casey Earnest, failure to appear (3 times),
Feb. 10
*Delatha Amerson, Hillsborough Co. warrant, self.
*Tristan Lemel Martin, state VOP, LCSO.
Feb. 11
*Shannon McClendon, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Katlyn Hutcheson, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Rebecca Murphy, sale of crack cocaine within 1000'of a
place of worship (principle in the first), possession of crack
cocaine with intent to sell within 1000' of a place of worship
(principle in the first), sale of MDMA (ecstasy) within 1000' of
a place of worship (principle in the first), possession of MDMA
(ecstasy) with intent to sell within 1000' of a place of worship
(principle in the first), LCSO.
*Christopher Laster, sale of crack cocaine within 1000' of
a place of worship, possession of crack cocaine with intent .
to sell within 1000' of a place of worship, sale of MDMA (ec-
stasy) within 1000'of a place of worship, possession of MDMA
(ecstasy) with intent to sell within 1000' of a place of worship,
possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1000' of a
place of worship, aggravated assault with a firearm, carrying
a concealed firearm, persons engaged in criminal offense
having weapons, LCSO.
*Rondell Pete, Sr., sale of crack cocaine within 1000' of
a place of worship, possession of crack cocaine with intent
to sell within, 1000' of a place of worship, sale of MDMA
(ecstasy) within 1000' of a place of worship, possession of
MDMA (ecstasy) with intent to sell within 1000' of a place
of worship, aggravated assault with a firearm (principle in
the first), carrying a concealed firearm, persons engaged in
criminal offense having weapons, LCSO.
Feb. 13
*Albert Schwendeman, county VOP, holding for CCSO,
Feb. 14
*Stacey N. Duggar, holding for CCSO, LCSO.
*James Lynn Reddick, state VOP, LCSO.
Feb. 15
*Shirl Evans Whiddon, resisting officer with violence, bat-
tery on law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, LCSO.

Listingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentificationofarrestingagency. Thenamesabove represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Blountstown Police Dept. A
Feb. 9 through Feb. 15, 2009
Citations issued:
Accidents ................01 Traffic Citations ...................16
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......67
Business alarms.....00 Residential alarms..........02
C om plaints................................ ........................ 126



I\3J' Sponsored by the Liberty
County Sheriff's Dept. -
"5th Annual Ride for the Kids"

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009
Ride to benefit the 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C.

Prizes will be
awarded for:
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Best Hand &
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Registration starts at 9:45 a.m.
Vendors will be on site. $20
donation required to be a vendor.
Spaces are still available. For
more information on becoming a
vendor, call 544-0830.

$20 entry fee, $5 for
each additional hand.
For more information, call
SGena Kady at 899-1088 or
Ronny Snipes at 643-5687.

Disorderly conduct arrest in

Sumatra escalates into battery

on a law enforcement officer

An effort to subdue an
intoxicated woman resulted in
charges of disorderly conduct,
resisting arrest with violence
and battery on a law enforcement
officer Sunday night, according to
a report from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department.
Deputy Wade Kelly responded
to a call about possible domestic
dispute around 8:30 p.m. on SW
7th Avenue in Sumatra. When he
walked up to the front door, he
heard a woman inside cursing,
yelling and
threatening to kill
her husband.
When he
knocked, Shirl
Evans Whiddon,
40, opened the
door and, at his
request, stepped
outside. Kelly
then went into "
the home and
saw Whiddon's
husband, Paul,
at the end of a
hallway. Shinrl Eva
When asked
about his wife's
behavior, Whiddon told the
deputy that she had been drinking
all day and had not taken her
medication. He said she had been
argumentative and he did not


Liberty County


compiled by,
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

know what she was upset about
but that she was threatening him
When Kelly told Whiddon
she was being.
arrested for
she became
combative. As
he attempted to
f -handcuffher, she
began kicking
him and tried to
S get away.
S.: H e r
a c t i o n s
continued and
s Whiddon after pulling
her right hand
free she turned
around in an attempt to hit the
officer, cursing and spitting on'
him and threatening to kill him,
the deputy said in his report.
Kelly had to put her on the

ground in order to put on the
handcuffs. She continued to be
combative as he led her to his
patrol car, threatening him and
telling him, "You don't know who
you're messing with!"
She began kicking wildly as
he placed her in the back seat
of the patrol car and once inside
the vehicle, starting kicking
the window and the cage that
separates the front and back
As Kelly drove back to the jail,
Whiddon's kicking continued
and within five minutes, he had
to stop the patrol vehicle when
it appeared that she would kick
out the window of the back door.
When he opened the door to
secure her seat belt she tried to
kick him in the face.
Kelly then pulled out his taser,
removed the front cartridge and
applied the stun gun portion to
her left thigh. She calmed down'
for two or three minutes before
getting angry again and resumed
kicking the cage and trying to
spit on him.
Throughout the ride, Whiddon
said that she would kill herself if
she could get a gun or overdose
on pills.
She remained combative as
she was moved from the patrol
car to a holding cell.

Man charged with selling crack

said he did it to get 'gas money'

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He said he "was just trying to
make some gas money."
A man charged with selling
cocaine told deputies, "I was just
going to do this long enough to get
back on my feet," following his
arrest last month by the Liberty/

Calhoun Drug Task Force. -
Clifford Bryant Johnson,
25, was arrested after deputies
witnessed him trade two grams of
crack cocaine for $300 in marked
bills at the Bristol home of an
informant, according to a report

from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Johnson was charged with sale
of a controlled substance (crack
cocaine) within 1,000 feet of a
place of worship and possession
of a controlled substance (crack
cocaine) with intent to sell after
deputies monitored the deal at
a residence on Virginia Weaver
Street. The exchange, which
showed Johnson handing over
approximately 30 rocks of crack
cocaine rocks wrapped in a
napkin, was videotaped.
Members of the Liberty/
Calhoun Drug Task Force were
waiting in a room of the building
until the Jan. 29 transaction was
completed. After a signal from
the informant, officers emerged
to find Johnson walking down the
hall toward them.
Johnson was taken into custody
and the cash was recovered, along
with the crack cocaine sold to the
Before this arrest, four
warrants for crack cocaine sales
that took place that month in
Liberty County had been issued
for Johnson's arrest.
Johnson is known to live
in Sweetwater but his driver's
license lists his address as
Blountstown, according to Cpl.
Todd Wheetley.

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Miss Calhoun Co.

Forestry Pageant

set for March 14
The Calhoun Co. Forestry Department
would like to invite anyone from any of
the surrounding counties to participate
in the Miss Calhoun County Forestry
Pageant. The pageant will be March 14
at 6 p.m. (time subject to change) in the
Blountstown High School Auditorium.
Age divisions for pageant are:
*Baby 0-23 months
*Teeny 2-3 years
*Tiny 4-6 years
*Little 7-9 years
*Junior 10-12 years
*Teen 13-16 years
*Miss 17-24 years
If you have any questions please- call
Tonya at 850-762-4561 or e-mail me
you can also visit my web site www.
Calhoun County Forestry.

Calhoun Library

offering classes for

hospice volunteers

Thursday, Feb. 19
Did you make a New Year's resolution
to help others and be a ser ice to \our
Do \ou want to do something that
is challenging and satisfying. become
an Emerald Coast Hospice volunteer '
Emerald Coast Hospice is in need of
volunteerss in the Calhoun County areas.
Becoming a hospice volunteer is similar
to helping a neighbor in need and the onlh
qualification required is ,\our desire to help
You don't need an\ special medical
skills. \ou don't een need a college
decree, ,,ou don't even need to knowt
%\ hat to sa\. You can choose w hat r\pe of
volunteerr \ouo want to be trained in. some1
e\amnples are patient care, bereavement
support. administration, crafts and inan\
IolI C.
All on need is to be \\ illine to learn. so
sign up for our hospice \olunteei tnainng
\which t ill be held at Calhoun Count%
Public LibrarN. 17731 N.E. Peal Street
in Blountstow n. A meeting and training
date has been set for Feb \ 19 from 10 to
11 -3f am A light snack and drinks %%ill
be proud ided.
If iou can give just 3110 or 45 minutes a
month as a volunteer you \will be helping
a neighbor in \our area, please come and
bring a friend.
For more information please contact.
Earl Mathews at Emerald Coast Hospice
in Marianna. 850-526-3577 or toll free

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections
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Located at 11493 NW Surnmers Road in Bristol
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Calhoun County

Legislative Deleg.

to meet Feb. 23
TALLAHASSEE-Members of Calhoun
County's state legislative delegation will
hold a Legislative- Delegation meeting
Monday, Feb. 23-from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30
p.m. (CT) at the Calhoun County Extension
Building inside the Calhoun County
Commission Board Room, located at
20816 Central Avenue East Blountstown.
Public comments will be heard on
proposals for the 2009 Regular Session of
the Florida Legislature. To request a spot
on the agenda, individuals should contact
Kristy Speers (850) 674-4519 no later than
5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19.
The Calhoun County legislative
delegation consists of Representatives
Marti Coley and Senator Al Lawson.

Blood Mobile

Unit schedule

Feb. 23-25
Please give blood at our center at 2503
Commercial Park Drive in Marianna on
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., if
unable to donate on the mobile unit.
Scheduled times for the Blood Mobile:
Monday, Feb. 23: Sunland 10 a.m.-2
p m. Center Open 9 p.n
,W Tuesday, Feb. 24: Altha High School.
a.m -2 p.m.. Center Open 9 a m.-6 p.mi
\Vednesday. Feb. 25- Popular Spring4s
High School ":30 a m -2:30 p.m.. Center
Open 9 a.m.-6 p m.

Dance classes to be

offered in Marianna
Dance classes i e offered et enr Saturdak,
aftemoon at Jimr's Buffet at 4329 Lafacune
Street. Hw,\. 90 in Miarianna. Cost per
sessionn is '6 per person tall proceeds LO
to chartt, I
'Adult. and teens., I0 & up
(_hildrenI 1 ',ear, & under
To .CIchedule classes call Lilia at .5ii-
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were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
business advertisers!

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Florida Dental


holds 'Give

Kids a Smile'

in Marianna

TALLAHASSEE As a part of the
Florida Dental Association's (FDA)
Project: Dentists Care (PDC) program,
Florida dentists will hold several Give
Kids a Smile (GKAS) events throughout
Children's Dental Health Month in
February. Supported in part by the Florida
Dental Health Foundation, the events will
provide free dental care and information
to thousands of children throughout
One of the programs will be held locally
on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
at the Jackson County Health Department,
4487 Lafayette. Street, Marianna. The
event will be coordinated by Dr. Robert
"It is great to have dentists, hygienists,
assistants and other volunteers coming
together to provide dental care to children
whose families would not otherwise. be
able to afford it," said PDC President Dr.
Natalie Carr. "Last year, more than $1
million in dental care was provided to
disadvantaged children. We hope to once
again meet this goal in 2009."
GKAS is a national dental-access
program initiated in 2003 by the American
Dental Association (ADA) to be observed
on the first Friday in February. The FDA
concentrates its GKAS effort in February,
during Children's Dental Health Month,
but recognizes GKAS events throughout
the year as well. To view Gov. Charlie
Crist's proclamation of Children's Dental
Health Month in Florida, visit http://
PDC, an FDA charitable organization,
is a network of dentists throughout Florida
that provides dental care to patients who
otherwise could not afford it. The program
conducts events such as Project Christmas
Smile and New Smiles for the New Year,
in addition to GKAS.
The FDA is a Tallahassee-based, statewide,
professional association representing.
member-dentists in Florida. Founded in
1884 by 12 dentists, the FDA -now has
almost 7,000 members, representing about
70 percent of all Florida-licensed dentists.
A constituent society of the ADA, the FDA's
mission is to improve the oral health of
Florida residents, promote ethical practice
standards, and-direct the evolution of the
practice environment through continuous
education and advocacy for the profession
and the public.

Sacred Harp



Those who admire the artistry of the
unaccompanied voice gathered for the
annual Sacred Harp Sing to take part in
the a capella performance, held
in the historic Frink Gym at
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement Saturday. .
---.People of
all ages
to join in or just
listen as this old
style of singing
continues to echo
into the 21st century.

Former Liberty Co. resident Edna Bishop publishes 'God's Antidote'

Former Bristol resident,
Rev. E-dee (Edna) Bishop, has
published a book entitled "God's
Antidote for Poisoned Emotions."
Bishop and her husband, Frank (a
native of Liberty County) were
residents in Bristol from 1988-
2003. The Bishops peacefully
integrated Bristol housing by
purchasing a home in a previously
all white neighborhood. Bishop
became a member of the
Pentecostal Holiness Church,
under the leadership of Rev.
Coy and Linda Collins. The

Bishop's granddaughter, Ebony,
graduated from Liberty County
High School.
According to Bishop, 2003
was the year that changed her
life forever.
She lost her primary home
(in Bristol) to foreclosure in
Feb. 2003. In Sept. of 2003 her
youngest daughter, Julianna,
was found dead in Marianna.
Her younger brother died in
October of the same year. Bishop
states that through her pain, a
ministry to the many emotionally

broken and hurting ones was
birthed. Since 2005 she has been
blessed to have a weekly radio
program to minister to those
who are emotionally broken
and hurting and in need of love
and direction. The program is
entitled "Music and Counseling
for the Soul" on CBS Stardust
9:10 a.m. with a Web site at www.
While a Liberty County
resident, Bishop had opened a
home for homeless, pregnant

women. Daughters of Dorcas is a
501 (C)(3) non profit corporation.
Bishop also served on several
Liberty County boards over the
years as a resident.
As a tribute to his memory,
the last stages of the life of Frank
Bishop is chronicled in a chapter
of the book titled, "Facing the
Impending Death of a Loved
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that is what the congressional
rock fight'is all about.
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tween Republicans and Demo-
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days when we paired off into
groups and fought over play-

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in the Congress are adults. You would think that
they would know better, but apparently not.
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is a good thing, and it would be nice if the
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financial and economic problems are much like
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out. Argue about who should get the credit and
who should get the blame when the house is
saved. Is bipartisanship absolutely necessary?
No, as long as one political party or the other is
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America's financial and economic woes. They
are attempting to put out the fire, so to speak.
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plaining that they didn't get to decide which fire
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gress put funding for their districts in the bills.
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of tax breaks and spending is the
correct answer, but the appropri-
ate mix is a matter of opinion.
As I've written, the Democrats could have
avoided some of this foolish bickering if they
had forced House Republicans to help draft the
bill in the House and Senate. Do the arguing and
fist fighting in the back room before they unveil
the plan to the public.
That didn't happen, so here we are with the
Republicans acting like spoiled brats because
they didn't get their way. They say they are
standing on their conservative values and refus-
ing to help while America's house bums down.
I think that the Republicans are making a mis-
take. People that are hungry, can't pay the rent,
losing their house or car aren't thinking about
political ideology. Many Americans are in the
basic survival mode.
The Afro-American lady that President
Obama met while speaking in Fort Myers is a
good example of someone trying to survive.
She and her son had lived in their van for the
past seven months. Because of the publicity, a
lady let her stay rent free in her vacant house.
The Florida social system is attempting to help
this woman, but there are thousands of people
in America today living in their cars or on the
Come election time, people are going to re-
member that Republicans were a no-show in
our collective effort to correct America's finan-
cial and economic problems.

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no escort; Odra Chapman with escort, Monroe Hinson; Alysia Amaya and escort Keith Burns.

Ashley Sikes crowned Miss Sweetheart

at W.R. Tolar School coronation Feb. 6

W.R. Tolar held its second
annual Miss Sweetheart
Pageant Jan. 28.
Eight beautiful eighth
grade girls participated in
this year's pageant.
The contestants took part
in evening gown and verbal/
impromptu competitions.
The girls were then voted
on by their peers.
The coronation was held
Feb. 6 where Ashley Sikes
was crowned W.R. Tolar's
Miss Sweetheart. Ashley
is the daughter of Paul and
Stephanie Sikes. Ashley
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bouquet of flowers and
various prizes.
The first runner-up was
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TOP LEFT: Children in the Prayer Chainers Mission of God African Dance Group perform. LEFT: Little Tirza Mosley is shown after being
crowned Teeny Miss Black History. RIGHT: Jayona Coleman looks on as mom Natasha Coleman is sashed and given her trophy by Melissa
Wilson after being named Mrs. Black History. DANIEL WILLIAMS

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CENTER: An enthusiastic member
of the Forever Blessed Praise
Ministries leaps up on stage.


Benefit lunch

set for Feb. 27
A benefit luncheon for Pray.
Then Play Flag Football,
sponsored by the First Baptist
Church of Bristol, will be held
on Friday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office located offHwy.
20 in Bristol.
Lunch plates will be available
for $5 each featuring chicken and
rice along with side items and a
dessert. The Pray Then Play Flag
Football program is available to
boys and girls, ages 4 to 18, with
different divisions of play based
on age. Sign-ups are now under
For more information, you
may contact the First Baptist
Church at 643-5400. Thank you
for your support!

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planned Feb. 22
New Harvest Fellowship
Assembly of God at 1800 N. Hwy.
71 in Wewahitchka will have their
Homecoming celebration Feb.
22. Services start at 10:30 a.m.
Dinner on the grounds will
follow the morning service.
Bring a covered dish and join us
for an anointed time of worship
and fellowship.
For more information, call

Abe Springs

gospel sing
Pastor Allen Pitts and the
congregation from Abe Springs
Baptist Church invites everyone
to their gospel sing on Saturday
Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. (CT).- The
church is located at 13913 SW
CR 275 in Blountstown.
The sing will be featuring
Joyce I Go, local singers and
children from the church.
. For more information, call
Prayer Band

meets Feb. 19
The will be a Prayer Band
meeting Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:30
p.m. at Sister Betty Beckwith's
home. Everyone is invited to.
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We welcome all to
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Pastor appreciation.
day is for Rev. Tommy
and Louise Sumner, and
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March.1 at 10:30 a.m.
The River Jordan
Quartet (right) will
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Lucius will be the
speaker. .-
All friends and
relatives are invited.
Bring a covered
dish dinner and join
us for fellowship in :
the Fellowship Hall
following the service.

Banquet planned
Every February, the Prayer
Chainers and ClayMary/Mayhaw
host a banquet to help celebrate
Black History Month. This year's
Banquet of Praise will be held on
Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. (CT) at the WT
Neal Civic Center located on N.
E. Pear Street. .
The keynote speaker will
be Siren Stacey, a former NFL
football player.
An open invitation is extended
to the entire county to come out
and help in this celebration.
Dinner will be served.
If you need further information
please contact, Pastor G.B. Sheard
at 674-8683 or Ms. Marjorie
Peterson at 674-3449.

Basketball tourney
The Prayer Chainers and
ClayMary/Mayhaw community
will host its 2009 Black History
Basketball Tournament on Feb.
21 beginning at 9 a.m. We will
work with your team to schedule
your matches as you enter for
signing into play.
The top teams will advance to
the playoffs to be held throughout
ihe day with a final game deciding
i champion for the tournament.
Contact Pastor G.B. Sheard at
574-8683 for more information.

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Boys and Girls

0 Ages 4-18
Sign up at First Baptist
Church of Bristol f
10677 NW Michaux Rd
Bristol, Florida 32321

Deadline is March 7, 2009

March 7 will be SKILL DAY. L
) Teams will be selected and the
players will get to meet their coach.

with games beginning

SA donation of $35 will help cover the cost of t-
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scholarships are available for those who may
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What can you tell me about
hoarfrost? -S. K., Bangor,
Sometimes called white frost,
hoarfrost is the highly visible
frozen dew found on leaves and
grass in the early morning hours.
The word hoar (or hoary) refers
to a grayish-white color, whether
from frost or from age. You might
hear, for instance, of Santa Claus
having a hoary beard. Certain
plants, such as lambs' ears and a
few varieties of yarrow and sage,
are often described as having
hoary leaves. The hoary marmot
of the northwestern United
States has a grayish-white coat
of fur. The word hoar has Indo-
European roots.
In terms of weather lore,
dew, frost, and fog are often
considered as a group, and some
believe that they are predictors

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of the same kinds of weather.
"Frost or dew in the morning
light, Shows no rain before the
night," one proverb claims.
Frost, dew, and fog are different
from precipitation because they
are formed at ground level rather
than up in the clouds. Hoarfrost
often gives the appearance
of a light scattering of snow
on the ground. Contrary to
its appearance, however, the
presence of hoarfrost suggests
that snow is unlikely. "When the
morn is dry [no dew], The rain

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is nigh." In Edward F. Dolan's
The Old Farmer's Almanac
Book of Weather Lore (Yankee
Books, 1988), he remarks, "In
mythology, frost was generally
visualized as an elf, a wood
sprite, or a wood nymph; in
Russia, however, it was an
old, white-haired man called
Father Frost, and in Germany an
aged and white-haired woman,
Mother Frost. Jack [Frost] is
thought to have originated in
Scandinavia. Norse legend holds
that he was the son of Kari, the

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god of the winds, and was named
either Jokul or Frosti, with the
former meaning 'icicle' and the
latter, of course, 'frost."'
What is oakum? I know it's
used in caulking boats, but what
is it made of? -L. J., Newport,
Oakum is hemp or jute that
has been soaked in tar, creosote,
or asphalt. The treated fiber is
used to stuff into the joints or
seams between planks on the
hull of a wooden boat. The word
comes from the Old English

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"acumba" for "broken fibers"
or "off-combing." Oakum is
fiber that has not been twisted
or plied into rope, but instead
has been combed straight and
left relatively loose, more like
wool batting. The loose texture
allows the fiber to absorb the tar
or other gunk more readily and
to mat into a tighter-packing
wad in the seams or joints. Once
the ship goes into the water
and the seams begin to shrink
and tighten, the oakum helps
to form a watertight seal that
keeps the hull fromleaking. Any
final wood treatment goes on
the exterior of the boat after the
caulking has been completed.
In the launching of some of
the old schooners and other big
ships, "Out, oakum!" was one
of the first commands to start
the process. The wooden ways
on which the ship was built
would have been well-greased
in anticipation of sliding the boat
into the water. Besides being
used to caulk seams, oakum kept
the ship itself from the greased
ways until the desired moment
of launch, at which time the
cry, "Out, oakum!" would be
heard and the material would
be yanked away, the wooden
supports along the boat's sides
knocked aside, and the launch
begun-if luck was with the
builder and owner!
Is it true that the word
"bowdlerize" takes its name
from a real person? -N. B.,
Wellsboro, Pa.
That's the unexpurgated truth.
Thomas Bowdler .(1754-1825)
was a doctor from Scotland
who, being offended by certain
passages in Shakespeare and
other classics of his day, decided
to edit his own editions. His
Family Shakespeare, published
in 1818, censored from the
original text any phrases or
.words that he considered to
be indelicate or inappropriate
for family reading groups. For
his extreme sensibility to the
propriety of other people's
text, Thomas Bowdler's name
became associated with the
word "bowdlerize," meaning
You'd be right in assuming
that Mr. Bowdler was widely
attacked for his prudery,
but don't conjecture that he
was widely ignored. Just the
opposite! His ten-volume edition
of the Family Shakespeare was
reprinted several times over.
He also bowdlerized Edward
Gibbons's six-volume History
- of the Decline and Fall of the
Roman Empire, and common
conjectures say that it was his
deletions from this work that may
have led to his name being taken
as the modem-day synonym for
Bowdler died in February
of 1825, more known for his
editing than for his doctoring.

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We each need $100,000 & a year to spend it

Why don't our leaders use some

old-fashioned common sense?

Dear editor:
I, like most Americans, have
been keeping up with what's
going on in Washington these past
few months..Our government is
supposed to be doing their best to
get our economy back on its feet,
but they seem not to be using
a very important part of their
highly educated brains. The part
where "common sense thinking"
is located.
As I write this letter Congress
and the President are arguing
over whose stimulus package
is the best for the country. For
what I have read and heard about
these packages nothing in any of
these proposals will help Liberty,
Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin, or any
other counties in North West
The government has already
thrown away over 500 billion
dollars of our money to various
businesses that had already lost
multi-billions of dollars. The
government is going to expect
these businesses to "pay it back"
Please, Washington use some
COMMON SENSE, that money
is gone and will never be repaid.
If the Government really
wants to jump start the economy,
then give the money to a part of
the nation that will put back into
the economy.
Just for the sake of argument
give each tax paying household,
$100,000. Tell them they have
one year to spend it.
What would happen...
*People would probably start
to shop again. Walmart, Macy's,
Best Buy and uncountable other




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businesses would have to hire
more people to stock the shelves.
The manufacturers would need
more people to manufacture the
.products. Transportation for the
products would be needed.
*People could catch up on
their mortgages. The banks
would get their money back in
the system and get rid of the
high priced lawyers foreclosing
on families.
*People could payoff or catch
up on their credit card debts.
*Students, who are still in
college and those who have
graduated college, could catch up
on or even pay off their student
loans. Then they would have
money to go to Walmart.
*Some -people would go
to Chevy, Ford or Chrysler
dealerships to buy a new or

used car. The car manufacturers
would then need to hire back
their employees in order to fill
the orders from dealerships.
*People could remodel their
present homes to be more energy
efficient. Ace, Home Depot,
Lowe's'would benefit from this
as well as sawmills, foresters,
loggers, carpenters, plumbers
and electricians.
*People could afford to take a
little vacation or at least go out to
eat. Airlines, hotels, cruise ships
and restaurants would need to
hire more people to operate their
One thing that I would not
buy, unlike an executive who
received some of the billions of
taxpayers' money, is a toilet that
cost more than my yearly wage
that I receive as a teacher.
The elected leaders of this
country should realize by now it
that the stimulus method of trickle
down didn't work. Citi Corp,
Ford, Chevy and Macy's are
not coming to Liberty, Calhoun,
Franklin and Gulf County to help
us. They may help Panama City
or Destin when their executives
use the stimulus money to take a
well deserved vacation and stay
at the Hilton.
Washington, PLEASE, use a
little common sense and allow the
stimulus money to trickle up for
a change. Don't worry; money
will get back into the system.
Then your big dog cronies in
the banks can buy that $30,000
toilet; it may just be next year's
Mickey Larkins, Bristol

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Altha man 'feels strongly about my rights'

To the editor:
Thank you for publishing my
last opinion.
I read the footnote included
and made some research into
Florida Constitution and Statutes
and couldn't find the "assumed
smell of illegal drugs" in any
of the laws. I then went to
the fourth amendment of the
Constitution and found a great
amount of opinions from the
U.S. Supreme Court concerning
vehicle searches.
In several situations it was
deemed an illegal search even
when a person had been arrested
for a listed crime and the vehicle
impounded was searched without
a court ordered warrant.
I did observe in my research
that a list of items exist that I

would guess every person or
home possesses. Here is a partial
list: plastic storage bags, duct
tape, ordinary kitchen scales,
spoons, drain cleaner, several
other household chemicals
was also listed. In my research
of Florida laws (anyone can
view these with a computer
at constitution
and statutes) possession of
prescription drugs have to be
certain amounts before they are
Once again, I want to thank
the Journal for putting my
opinions in print. I feel strongly
about our rights, as I have said
before I am a veteran, my father
was a veteran bf WW-II. Many
of my family served. I don't
advocate the drugs, drug abusers,

outlaw gangs etc. I used to
enjoy a ride on a motorcycle,
that didn't make me a criminal,
I have to take many prescription
drugs now and some is directly
related to my military service,
that doesn't make me an addict
or abuser nor criminal. One other
concern, anything that the Journal
publishes that I have wrote is of
my own opinion and I claim
any and all responsibility for
what I say. Mostly my opinions
are a reaction to the poor report
writing of our officers and /or
their lack of concern for our
rights. Of course I am guilty of
watching the TV program "cops"
so it isn't just our local officers.
I see this is a wide spread lack
of concern.
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Camp Woe-Be-Gone 2009
"After Camp Woe-Be-Gone, my kids began to have
more confidence and hope for the future. They didn't
feel like they were the only ones that were going through
The Caring Tree Program of Big Bend Hospice and
the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee invite
children, ages 6-12, that have experienced the death of
a loved one to join in a day of fun, support, exploration,
and expression on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. 5
p.m. Trained grief counselors and volunteers will use the
backdrop of space and the Challenger story to help young
people living with the loss. The death does not have to be
recent for a child to benefit. It is open to children in Leon,
Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin, Liberty, Taylor, Madison,
and Jefferson counties.
Pre-registration is required since space is limited to
30 campers. Priority will be given to first time campers.
Campers need to arrive at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., at 7:30 a.m. and will then ride a bus to
and from Kleman Plaza. This camp is a free community
service of Big Bend Hospice.
For more information contact Becca Hartzer at
(850) 878-5310, X736 or (800) 772-5862, mail to or log ontohttp://www.

Brittany Lewis of Bristol and Bryan Flowers of
Telogia are proud to announce the birth of their
son, Jayland James Flowers. He was born
Nov. 27, 2008 at Tallahassee Memorial. He
weighed 6 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 19" long. His
maternal grandparents are Harry Lewis of Bristol
and Christina Lewis of Tampa.. His paternal
grandparents are Ruby and Sami Dobbs of
Telogia and Andy and Carol Flowers of Bristol.
His great-grandparents are David Lewis Sr.,
Carolyn Lewis, Edmund Jackson and Nora Lee


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Craig and Heather Hemanes of Hosford are proud
to announce the birth of their daughter, Cheyenne
Kayleigh Hemanes. She was born Feb. 4 at
Capital Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7
Ibs., 6 ozs. and was 19 1/2 inches long. She has
a brother Gunner Hemanes, who is one, and a
sister, Makanlys Allen, who is three. Her maternal
grandparents are Jackie King and Bobby King
of Hosford. Her paternal grandparents are Nina
and Craig Moore of Hosford and the late David
Hemanes. Cheyenne was welcomed home by
/ her big sister and brother and lots of family and

Wes. and Krysti Taunton of Bristol are proud to
announce the birth of their daughter, Lynlei Taylor
Taunton.. Shewas born on Jan. 14 and weighed 6
lbs., 1 oz. and was 19 inches long. -Her maternal
grandparents are Sammy and Jill Sliuler of
Bristol. Her paternal grandparents are David and
Abigail Taunton of Wewahitchka., Her maternal
great-grandparents are John and Annette Clark
of Marianna and Sam and Ray Palmer Shuler
of Bristol. Her paternal great-grandparents are
Norman and Opal Jackson of Wewahitchka. She '
was welcomed home by friends, family and her
older brother, Maddox. :.

Tracey and Ben Hankins of Chattanooga, TN are
proud to announce the birth of their daughter,
Cecilia Grace Hankins. She was born on Jan.
11 and weighed 6 lbs., 12 ozs. and measured
19" long. She was welcomed home by her
brother and sister, twins Tucker and Kate. Her
maternal grandparents are Mike and Ann Tucker
of Blountstown. Her paternal grandparents are
Cecil and Frances Hankins of Bristol, TN. Her
great-grandparents are Kathryn Tucker and the
late Tommie Tucker of Blountstown.

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Ally Grace Brown will celebrate
her first birthday on Feb.
19. She is the daughter of
Meagan Reddick of Bristol
and Rich Brown of Hosford.
Her grandparents are Rex
and Laurie Reddick of Bristol
and Richard Brown and Melba
Whitehead of Hosford. Ally
enjoys dancing, playing with
her princess car and playing
with her Aunt Kacy.

Makanlys celebrated her third birthday on Nov.
3 and Gunner celebrated his first birthday
on Dec. 29. Their parents are Heather and
Craig Hemanes of Hosford, Makanlys' dad is
Travis Allen of Bristol. Maternal grandparents
are Jackie King and Bobby King of Hosford..
Paternal grandparents are Nina and Craig
Moore of Hosford. Makanlys' other paternal
grandparents are Donna and Ernie Adams of
Bristol and Gunner's other paternal grandfather
is the late David Lamaur Hemanes of Quincy.
Their great-grandparents are Linda and Gerald
Jones of Hosford. Gunner's other great-
grandparents include Violet and Jay Deese
and Wade Earnest, all of Hosford and Francis
and the late Lamaur Hemanes of Bonifay.
She loves watching Dora the Explorer and
Spongebob and playing with her little brother.
He loves his trucks and his big sister.

Jordan DeAndre Pride will be
celebrating his third birthday
on Feb. 18. He is the son of
LaToya Pride of Bristol and
Johnnie Pride Jr. of Gretna.
His grandparents include
Antoinette Monlyn of Bristol,
Joseph Baker of Blountstown,
Ja eFrancis Pride of Gretna and
Johnnie Pride, Sr. of Quincy.
His great-grandparents are
Josie Bell Reeves, Hamilton
Baker, the late Mary Monlyn and
Israel Baker, all of Blountstown.
Jordan enjoys going to the daycare at Liberty Kids First in Bristol.
He enjoys playing with his cousins Rekia, Recio Jr. and Jay. He
loves bossing around his big brother Javon, his Auntie Cynthia
and cousin Quinn. Jordan will celebrate his birthday Saturday
with a Spiderman party with family-and friends:.-

Hunter Ray Williams celebrated
his fourth birthday on Feb. 16.
He is the son of Patrick and
Lana Williams of Clarksville.
His grandparents include Ray
and Elaine Williams and Janie
and Doug Pelt, all of Clarksville
along with Martin Sewell of
Perry. Ray Ray loves to be
outdoors, especially when he
can go fishing. He also loves
playing with his big sister,
Chelsea. Ray celebrated his
birthday with a Spongebob
party with his family and

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Jeanna Davenportwill celebrate
her 36th birthday on Feb. 22.
She and her husband Byron
have two children, Alexander,
who is four years old and two-
year-old Madeline. She works
at Tallahassee Anesthesiology
Associates in Tallahassee.
Jeanna enjoys reading,
exercising and spending time
with family and friends.

We want to take this time to extend a special thank you. Thank
you to all of our friends and the community for all of the hard work
organizing the fund-raiser to help us with medical expenses. Thank
you to the many churches and the community for all of the prayers,
donations, phone calls, food, visits and support. Thank you to those
who sat for endless hours at the hospital with my family. Most of
all, we want to thank God because I am back home after two very
long months in the hospital. I have a long way to go, but thanks to
our friends and the community, it has helped more than you will ever
know. We have wonderful people in Calhoun County.
Thank you,
Eddie and Janet Williams

There are no words that can express all the love and gratitude our
family has for all the love and support that was shown to us during
the passing of our beloved family member, Mrs. Essie Hill Syfrett.
Thank you for all the beautiful flowers, kind words and food. A
very special thank you to all friends and community, the Sheriff's
Department, Blountstown Rehab, Hospice, Peavy Funeral Home,
Brother Edgar Fuqua, Brother Riley Adams, Chief Andrew Ramsey
and Chris Sewell. Thank you for the beautiful services that helped
our family so much.
With love and thanks, God bless you all,
The Family of Essie Hill Syfrett

The family of Clyde Todd would like to thank all of those in the
community for-the love and support that you showed us in our time
of need.
We would like to give a special thank you to the Mount Zion
Pentecostal Church for the generous contribution and prayers that
were received from the congregation. We would also like to thank
our friends and neighbors for the food, flowers, prayers, phone calls
and just shoulders to lean on in our time of need.
We would like to thank you all for the kindness that was shown to
us. God bless each and everyone of you.
Thank you,
The family of Clyde Todd

The family of Pansy Langston would like to express our gratitude to
all of the family and friends who showed comfort and support during
this difficult time. We were deeply touched by all the flowers, food
and kind words offered.
"Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what's to be, resting place
along the road, to sweet eternity."
Thank you and God bless,
The Arnold, Langston and Bradley Families

The Hosford 8th grade class would like to thank everyone that
came out and supported us for our pilau on Jan. 31. We would like
to thank those who contributed their time and efforts. It's people like
you that help the children in our community and make these fund-
raisers a success.
Thanks, Hosford 8th Grade Class





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at Mt. Zion Pentecostal in Hosford

S Linda Hester of Tampa
is pleased to announce the
..engagement of her daughter
Melissa Miller to Wayne
Wayne is the son of Roger
Kent ofHosford and Jodi Kent"
of Tallahassee. Melissa is
self-employed in Tallahassee
and Wayne is employed with
the Liberty County Road
4 Department in Bristol.
The pair will get married
on Feb. 21 at the Mt. Zion
United Pentecostal Church
in Hosford.
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Sin Hosford following the

Howell, Roberts plan April 4 ceremony
Mark and Sandy
Howell of Havana are
pleased to announce
the engagement of
their daughter Amanda .
Darlene Howell to
Charles Wesley Roberts,
Wes is the son of
Chuck and Myers Ann
Roberts of Tallahasseema
and the grandson ofBetty
Roberts of Hosford.
Both Amanda and
Wes are graduates 'of
North Florida Christian
School. Amanda is
employed with Premier .
Bank and Wes is
employed with C.W.
Roberts Contracting. ,
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Jan. 31, 2008 in
They enjoy spending
time raising their three
kids, Makanlys Allen,
Gunner Hemanes and
Cheyenne Hemanes,
all of Hosford.
They also enjoy
having lots of fun in
the great outdoors.


Calhoun Heritage Book committee to meet Monday
The Calhoun County Heri- a photo of you or your loved We are also still searching birth and death (if applicable), mittee is still in need of stories
tage Book Committee is still one to be placed in our book. for couples who had a 50th date of the marriage and the about families in the area.
searching for Golden Agers, We need is the complete wedding anniversary, whether. number of children that were You may write a short sto-
age 90 and older living or de- name, date of birth and death they are still living or not. We born to this lovely couple. ry 500 words or less and one
ceased. We would love have if applicable, need their full names, dates of The Heritage Book Com- photograph for free, if it is a
pioneer family (someone who
W as in Calhoun County before
S- 1890) then you may write a
VTH.! I Tstory of 1000 words and two
photographs for free.
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Scents per word and $15.00 per taken sometime between 1920 and
1930, a wood rider is shown on a horse checking
the catfaced pines for the Cox Turpentine Still
near Shapstown, located near the Pine Memorial
Cemetery in Calhoun County. Although the naval
stores industry has all but disappeared from
Florida, you can still find old slash pine stands

with "cat-face" scars. Gum tappers formed the
scars when they cut in the bark surface. This
is one of the .many old photos being collected
for inclusion in the upcoming Calhoun County
Heritage Book. To find out more, or to have your
own family photos scanned, contact Lana Weeks
at (850) 674-4638.

Remember the deadline
is almost upon us and it will
be here before we know it,
the deadline is June 30, 2009
and it will not be extended.
This will be the final chance
for your family history to be
The Heritage Book Com-
mittee will be meeting on Feb.
23 at the Calhoun County Li-
brary at 10:00 a.m. CST. We
would really enjoy your com-
ing down and joining us for
about an hour or so.
You may contact Mary Lou
, Holley at (850) 674-8860
or Mary Lou Taylor at (850)
674-8276 or Lana Weeks at
(850) 674-4638, or you may
mail your information to Post
Office Box 275, Blountstown,
Florida 32424-0275.

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Calhoun County Schools select top

Employees & Teachers of the Year

Calhoun County's Teacher of the Year and School Related
Employee of the Year Ceremony is being held Feb. 18 to
honor those whose work makes a difference in the lives of
students and co-workers.
Each school has named a teacher and a school employee
who will be in consideration for the honor countywide.
Those named by their peers at each school are pictured
here and include:

Russell Baggett, Teacher of the Year Candidate from Altha, Marcia
Edenfield, School Related Employee of the Year Candidate from Altha,
Superintendent Tommy McClellan, and Cathy Summer, Teacher of the
Year Candidate from Altha.


Sydney Edenfield, School Related Employee of the Year Candidate
from the CARE Program, Superintendent Tommy McClellan and
Jenny Hill, School Related Employee of the Year Candidate on the
district level.

Stacy Sims,
School Related
Employee of the
Year Candidate
from Blountstown
Middle School
(LEFT) and Link
Barber, Teacher
of the Year
Candidate from
Middle School.

Linda Flanders, Teacher of the Year Candidate from Blountstown Elementary
School, Superintendent Tommy McClellan and Charlotte Hanna, School Related
Employee of the Year Candidate from Blountstown Elementary School.

Lillie Nichols, School Related Employee of the Year
Candidate from Carr and Tiffany Nichols, Teacher of the Year
Candidate from Carr.

Blountstown High School Teacher of the Year David Pitts
and Employee of the year Brenda Burnsed.


Chasity Pullam reading her book for Stop, Drop and Read.



Club to

meet on

Feb. 23
The Hosford
Panther Booster Club
will be holding an
organizational meeting
on Monday, Feb. 23 at
7 p.m. The meeting
will be in the Hosford
SchoolAuditorium. All
current and potential
Boosters are encouraged
to attend.
Officers' will
be. appointed and
brainstorming about
future fundraisers and
potential purchases will
be addressed.
For any further
details please call, Tim
Davis at 379-8480 or
Becky Brown at 379-

Stop, Drop and Read Program
Students at LCHS afe participating in Stop, Drop, and Read. They
started the'program at the beginning of the year. Students drop what
they are doing in class and read for twenty minutes. Students do this
. once a week and rotate the period that they read in. We are doing Stop,
Drop, and Read to help the students with their vocabulary, improve
their reading skills, and help with their comprehension. We at LCHS
think that this is a great program and hope that the students benefit
from this program during FCAT.
Yearbook ads for Seniors on sale now...
Seniors: We are now selling senior yearbook ads. If you would
like to purchase one see Ms. Austin. The ads will be $125 for a full
page, $90 for a half page, $50 for a quarter of a page. Ads will be in
all color this year at no extra cost. '
Order your yearbook soon...
Also LCHS students if you would like to purchase a yearbook you
need to do it soon. They will be $40, the yearbook is in all color this
year. You need to get one soon, chances to get this year yearbook are
going by fast so hurry and purchase your yearbook soon. Call Ms..
Austin at 643-2241 ext. 263.

Left to Right/Front Row: Jarian Mosley, Payton Capers, Rylee Blackburn, RickyAmmons, Casey Carroll,
Samantha Lopez, Caylee Parrish, Marissa Huff, Ray Kirkpatrick, Zachary Hobby, Haileyanne Fennell.
Second Row: Hunter Allen, Jayzette Maxwell, Sally Fowler, Jeb Baggett, Ryan Harper, Kathy Marshall,
Samantha Phinney, Cassidy Shuler, Anthony Cioffi. Third Row: Max Parrish, Summer Morris, Alysia
Amaya, Neil Shuler, Dusty Young, Bryan Perry, Kaylene Kady, Stephanie Koyle, Morgan Carter, Rebecca
Summerlin. Not Pictured: Montana Flowers, Deneze Peterson, Devon Sherrod, Tanner Cain, Levi Collins,
Frank Cotrell, Lacy Maloy, Alex Sanchez, Julieana Rubio.



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Western style scrambled
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Pink Week
by Maria Trejo
During the week of Feb. 8-14,
FCCLA supported Breast Cancer
Awareness. The club sold pink
lemonade during lunch and
break. The funds will be used
for the cause of Breast Cancer
Awareness. Throughout the week
students were encouraged to wear
pink in various ways to show
support. To show support they
wore pink socks, pink shirts, and
pink ribbons. Mrs. Mears, the
sponsor, and club members raised
about $55. The one who came
up with the idea of this project
was Jacy Richards (sophomore
at BHS). She said she thought of.
it because of the following; "We
saw in a FCCLA magazine and I
thought it would be a good idea.
Also, we wanted to help families
with Breast Cancer." FCCLA has.
done a great job at accomplishing
their goal to help other families
in need.
by Christina Mears
Florida Future Educators of
America had an exciting week
last week.
Mrs. Loraine McClellan, our
sponsor, arranged for our club
to work together with the TMH
class. We enjoyed helping them
create Valentine cards for their
special valentine and seeing their
faces light up with joy!
Our goal as a club is to interact
in the classroom as much as

ABOVE: The group after the competition. RIGHT: Kelby
Durham and Cody Baldwin earned a scored perfect and took
first place in Web Design.

FBLA attends awards ceremony
by Makynzie O'Bryan
On Thursday, Feb. 12, FBLA attended the District Awards Ceremony.
Cody Baldwin and Kelby Durham earned a perfect score and took first
place in Web Design. Caitlin Stewart took first place in Word Proc. I.
Harlea Perdue placed first in Business Communication. Meagail Benton
was awarded first place in Job Interview. Ashley Adams, Tarak Amin, and
Gabriel Dawson earned first place in Management Decision Making. In
Computer Problem Solving, Carneica Baker took second place, Christian
Leavins placed third, and Matina Davis earned fourth place. Second place
in Public Speaking I was awarded to Nilsa Prowant, while in Public
Speaking II, Blake Garrett took third place and Tyler Prowant took fifth
place. Eliya Margrill also earned second place in Business Law.
State competitions will be held April 13-15, in Orlando. Students
who placed first will compete at the Florida FBLA District Leadership

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Literature Festival
by Brittany Stephens
The dreaded Friday the 13th
didn't prove so unlucky for a
group of students from Altha
who traveled to Chipola College
for the 19th annual Throssell
Literature Festival.
Caitlyn Bruner, Katrina Messer,
Brittany Stephens, and Rebekah
Wiltse were accompanied by
English teacher Mrs. Sherry
Joyner to compete in areas such
as grammar, literature, and
writing. Caitlyn Bruner received
Honorable Mention in writing
and Brittany Stephens got third
place in writing and second place
in grammar. Congratulations!

The Institute of Culinary Arts
invites the public to dine at Cats'
Cuisine on Thursday, Feb. 26.
The menu will consist of Pork
Loin with Garlic, Baby Green
Limas, Corn on the Cob with
Garlic Basil Butter, Yeast Rolls,
Caramel Apple Cheesecake, and
a drink. The price is $6. Seating
times are 11:40 a.m. and 12:30
Reservations can be made by
calling the school at 762-3121.
Please reserve by Tuesday, Feb.



Calendar of Events
Thursday, Feb. 19 -- Senior Shadow Day, V Softball at Liberty,
5 p.m., V Baseball vs. East Gadsden, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20 -- MS Softball at Grand Ridge, 3:30 p.m., V
Softball at Sneads, 6 p.m..
SMonday, Feb. 23 -- Progress Reports
Tuesday, Feb. 24 -- JV/V Baseball at Wewa, 4/6 p.m., MS Soft-
ball (DH) vs. Marianna, 5 p.m., V Softball at Cottondale, 6
Wednesday, Feb. 25 -- Sims/Faurot Field Trip
Thursday, Feb. 26 -- J/V Baseball at Malone, 4:30/6:30 p.m.,
V Softball at Bozeman, 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27 -- Wallace Math Olympiad, JV/V Baseball at
Cottondale, 4/6 p.m.

Tobacco Free Florida Week
TALLAHASSEE Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed February
27 through March 7 as Tobacco Free Florida Week to promote smoke-
free living while reminding tobacco users of programs and support that
are available to help them quit. During Tobacco Free Florida Week,
Floridians are encouraged to take the pledge to be tobacco free on
In partnership with FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports, pro and
college teams around the state are rallying behind the campaign.
Throughout the week, Tobacco Free Florida will be the focal point
of eight sporting events for the following teams: Orlando Magic,
Florida State University men's basketball, Florida Marlins, Miami
HEAT, Tampa Bay Rays, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning
and University of Florida men's basketball. Total attendance at the
eight events is projected to top 100,000 with the televised games
reaching millions more across the state on Sun Sports and FOX
Sports Florida.
"Tobacco Free Florida Week presents a tremendous platform for
us to utilize our unique media assets, along with those of our sports
team partners across the state, in a concentrated, highly-visible way
and encourage Floridians to pledge to be tobacco free," said Steve
Liverani, Sr. VP/GM of FOX Sports Florida & Sun Sports. "The
consequences of tobacco use are well-documented and we are proud
to be part of this call to action pledge campaign."
During the week, the Tobacco Free Florida Street Team and
Smokifier vans will travel around the state to spread the message and
host school rallies featuring athletes from Florida's pro teams.
"Tobacco Free Florida Week is an opportunity to unite Floridians
against the leading cause of preventable illness, disability and
premature death in Florida, says Kim Berfield, Deputy Secretary of the
Florida Department of Health. "By combining efforts of professional
and collegiate teams, local County Health Departments and other key
tobacco prevention stakeholders, we can further extend the reach of
the campaign's message."
To counter the advertising efforts of tobacco companies that spend
more money on advertising in Florida than in any other state, Tobacco
Free Florida's statewide youth prevention advertising campaign will
also launch that week, with television, radio, cinema and print ads
across the state, encouraging youth to "Be Free" from tobacco.




LCHS's baseball 100 inning game success

by Beverly Sapp
The Liberty County Bulldog
Baseball team would like to
thank everyone for coming out
Feb. 7 in support of the 100
inning baseball game.
The Bulldogs were able to
take this opportunity not only
to raise money for the club but
also get a look at the team for
the upcoming season. It was a
great time for the pitchers to
get some time on the mound

and all players were able to
see some live pitching at the
Overall it was a beautiful

day and huge success for
the team. The Bulldogs are
anxious to get the season
started and look forward to a
great year.
The Bulldog team would
like to say how much they
appreciate everyone that
sponsored a player for this
event, the continued support
from the community enables
the team to play ball and
always look their best.

Liberty County baseball boosters raising

money for team with guided hunt raffle

Help support the Liberty
County Baseball Booster
Club by purchasing a $20
raffle ticket for a 3day/2night
guided hunt in Alabama in Jan.

The winner of the raffle will for more details.

receive hotel accommodations
along with a three day Alabama
hunting license for the 2009-
2010 hunting season.
Visit www.winadeerhunt.

Call Jodi Bailey at 850-643-
3536 for more details about
the raffle and how to purchase

The case is being reviewed by federal agencies and further charges
may be forthcoming, according to a news release from the sheriff's
Officers taking part in the arrest with Wheetley included Major
Steve Swier and Sgt. Brian Bateman of the Liberty County Sheriff's
Department, FHP Trooper Dusty Arnold, Cpl. Billy Buckhalt and
Lt. Jim Corder of the Gadsden County Sheriff's Department and Si
Revell, Corey Fletcher and Jamie Thomas of the Liberty Correctional
Institution K-9 tracking team.
The arrests are part of a continuing crackdown on illegal drug
dealing in Liberty County, according to a news release from Sheriff
Donnie Conyers. He thanked area agencies for their assistance and
noted, "This is the kind of cooperation that we have to have to make
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Progress continues tobe made in the development of the Big Bend
Baseball League of Florida. On Saturday, Feb. 14, managers and
coaches of prospective teams met with League officials at League
headquarters in Bristol to ink franchising contracts for the 2009
baseball season.
Teams franchising from the western division included the Bay
County Brewers, Gulf County (Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe),
Calhoun County (Blountstown and Altha), with the Jackson County
Blue Jays expected to franchise on or before Feb. 28. In the eastern
division, teams franchising were the Bristol Diamond Dogs,
Chattahoochee Red Birds, with the Quincy All Stars and Franklin
County expected to franchise by Feb. 28.
Preceding franchising ceremonies, the 2009 slate of officers were-
unanimously confirmed by the large number in attendance. The
slate of officers consists of Morrell Bailey (League Commissioner),
Donald Stephens (Assistant Commissioner Western Division), Ray
Mercer (Assistant Commissioner Eastern Division), Donna Milton
(Administrative Assistant to the Commissioner), Charollett Bailey
(Treasurer) and Harold Bailey (Promotional and Publicity Chairman
for the League).
Check your local paper for continuing news about the Big Bend
Baseball League. League play begins Sunday, April 5, 2009.



Altha stopped by Bucks in District

Basketball Tournament Feb. 10

by Jim McIntosh
SNEADS, FEB. 10--Playing
without two of their starters, Jake
Edenfield and Caleb Willis, due to
illness, the Altha Varsity Boys (4-
15; 0-9, 2-2A) basketball season
came to an end last Tuesday
night. They fell to the Bozeman
Bucks, 75-50, in the quarterfinal
game of the Class 2A, District
At the end of the first quarter,-
Bozeman (10-12; 3-6, 2-2A) held
a 17-10 lead and they increased

In the third stanza the Bucks
increased their lead by 22 points
to make it a 60-34 ballgame.
In his varsity debut Jacob
Warner led the Wildcats with
15. points, he pulled down 5
rebounds, and he recorded an
assist and a steal.
His fellow freshman, Will
Rogers, dropped 11 points.
(including 2 3-pointers) on the.
Bucks. He had 4 assists and a
team-leading 2 steals. Ethan
Ellis sank 8 points, was credited

it to 38-24 at the intermission. with assists, had a team-leading

2 blocks, snagged 2 rebounds
iand was credited with a steal.
Tyler Hamilton racked up 7
points along with 2'assigts.and a
Ethan Byler came away
with 6 points, a tdam-leading
7 rebounds and a steal. Steven
Vassallo stroked a 3-pointer, led
his team with 4 assists, grabbed
- 2 rebounds, had a steal and he
blocked a shot.,
The Wildcats would like to
thank their fans who supported
throughout the season.

Liberty Rec Dept. registration Diamond Wildcats edged by Ponce de Leon

continues for spring season
by Richie Smith
The Liberty County Recreation Department would like to remind
everyone that registration for the upcoming spring sport season will
continue on Friday Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on
Saturday Feb..21 from 9 am until 12 p.m.
Pony league through t-ball, as well as softball will be registering.
Registration forms are now available in the recreation office at
Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Cost of registration will be $50
per participant which will be due upon registration along with copy
of birth certificate.
For further information please call the Recreation Department at

Coaches and Volunteers needed

to help with Liberty Rec teams
The Liberty County Recreation Department is looking for coaches
and volunteers for the 2009 baseball, softball, and t-ball seasons.
All coaches who did not participate in last year's spring sports will
submit to a background check which will be paid for by the recreation
department. Volunteers are needed to help with concession and
fund-raising. For more information, please call the Liberty County
Recreation Department at (850)643-2175.
Adult Baseball team members sought
Liberty Recreation is still looking for interested adults for its adult
baseball team. The team is slated to begin its season in April and
needs players. Alr interested participants should call Richie Smith
at (850)643-2175,

6-3 in Preseason Baseball Classic Friday

by Jim McIntosh
13-Altha jumped out to an
early 3-0 lead over the Ponce
de Leon Pirates last Friday in
the Preseason Baseball Classic.
However, four fielding errors
committed by the Wildcats in
the final two innings allowed the
Pirates to take home a 6-3 win.
Missing a lead-off home run in
the bottom of the first inning by
only a few feet, freshman Tyler
Huff turned on a 0-2 pitch and
slammed it into the bottom of the
left center field fence. Next, Jesse
Hall drew a walk. Then he and
Huff executed a double steal to
perfection. A one-out walk issued
to Ethan Byler loaded the bases.
Then Caleb Morris jacked a fly
ball to deep center field that was
mishandled by the Pirates' center
fielder. All three Wildcats-Huff,
Hall and Byler-scored on the
miscue and it gave Altha a 3-0

Ponce de Leon plated 2 runs off.
of 4 singles in the second inning
to make it a 3-2 ballgame.
The Pirates tied it in the fourth
inning off ofAltha's first fielding
Three more Wildcats' fielding
errors in the fifth inning gave
Ponce de Leon a 5-3 lead. With
the bases loaded in that inning,
the Pirates scored their final run
when a hit batsman advanced to
first base.
"Having four of our varsity
players out because of sickness,
I was pleased with the defensive
efforts of young infielders playing
in their spots," said head coach
Arthur Faurot. "And Tyler Huff
did a good job for us on the
In his Wildcats' pitching debut,
Huff struck out 6, walked 3, and
surrendered 5 hits to the 25 batters
he faced. He was responsible for
all 6 of the Pirates' runs.
Seventh grader Jacob O'Bryan

relived Huff in the fifth inning.
Of the 6 batters he faced, he
fanned 2 and issued a walk.
Besides Huff, two other
Wildcats' recorded hits. Both
Jacob. O'Bryan and Justin
Waldroffhad singles in the game.
Altha opened their regular
season yesterday at Munroe.
Their first home game is of the
varsity-only variety tomorrow
(Thursday) at 6 p.m. (CT) against
East Gadsden. The "Hardball
Cafe's" main menu will feature
chili, chili pie and hot dogs
tomorrow night. Next Tuesday
the junior varsity and varsity will
travel to Wewahitchka to take on
the Gators in a 4 p.m. (CT) and
6 p.m. (CT) game, respectively.
(Check out next week's issue for
the Munroe and Wewahitchka
games' articles).
For the Wildcats' complete
schedule, go to www.althaschool.
org and click on "Other School

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Cadets hit the dance floor

at LCHS ROTC Military Ball

Liberty County's Eighth Annual ROTC Military Ball was held Friday at
Veterans Memorial Civic Center with 80 cadets and their guests enjoying
the evening with a banquet followed by a formal dance. Tolar School
Assistant Principal Aaron Day (RIGHT) served as the guest speaker
and left everyone laughing with his jokes. ROTC cadets include ninth-
graders through seniors, with a total of 46 this year at LCHS. At
the end of the meal, the oldest cadet, senior Michael Turner,
and the youngest, ninth-grader Marrissa Escota used an Army
saber to cut the first piece of cake. After retiring the colors,
the female cadets left to change into their evening wear and
everyone took to the dance floor. DJ Jordan Bennett kept the
music going as cadets danced, with ninth-
grader Allen Holbert (BELOW) having
what appeared to be an especially good
time judging from the numerous dance
Spouses he struck.throughout the night.




Lt. Col.




MARIANNA- _Milton H. Johnson, 80, of Marianna died Feb. 13,
2009 at his residence. 'He was born in Gainesville and was a longtime
resident of Jackson County. Coach Johnson was a teacher and coach
at Cqmpbellton High School for six years before moving to Chipola
College, where he was the basketball coach for 32 years. His legacy
lives in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center, named in his honor.
Coach Johnson was a member of the
Bay County sports Hall of Fame, .
the Florida Community College
Activities Association Hall of Fame,
the National Jr. College Athletic
Association Basketball Hall of Fame,
the Livingston University Hall of
Fame, and was a charter member of
the Florida Community College Hall
of Fame. He was also a member of
the First Baptist Church of Marianna
and was recently attending Christian i
Center Church with his son and .
daughter-in-law. .
He was known as a phenomenal
coach, a mentor to hundreds, and
a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandpa. He was truly
a legend and was a living role model for everyone whose life he
Coach Johnson was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Johnson,
and his parents, David and Annie Johnson.
Survivors include his son David Giles Johnson, wife Kristi and
grandson Lane, all of Marianna, who were also honored to be his
and his wife, Evelyn's, care-givers during the extent of their terminal
illness. He is also'survived by a son, James Milton Johnson and four
grandchildren, Emily and Krista Johnson of Marianna and Sabin
Johnson of Central Florida and Laura Holladay of California, two
great-grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew. He is also survived
by very close friends, Bob and Peggy Mathis.
The family wishes to acknowledge his near lifetime friend and
fishing partner, Hodges Martin.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at The Milton H. Johnson
Health Center at College College in Marianna with the Rev. Jack
Hollis officiating. Interment followed inPinecrest Memorial Gardens
with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to The Milton
H. Johnson Scholarship Fund at Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle,
Marianna, Florida 32446.
James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna was in
charge of the arrangements.

COCOA May Leigh Merritt, 49 of Cocoa, passed away Friday,
Feb. 13, 2009. Born onApril 3, 1959 in Miami, she had lived in Cocoa
for the past four years coming from Orlando. A homemaker and a
member of the Methodist faith, she is preceded in death by her father
.Roy Merritt and sister, Jan Flagg.
Survivors include one son, Michael Aaron Beyer and his wife,
Crystal of Summerville, SC; her mother, Mary Stone Jessen of
Daytona Beach; her great love, Michael Beaudoin of Cocoa; one
brother, Roy Kenneth Merritt, Jr. and his wife, Christi of Lebanon, TN;
two sisters, April Janson and her husband, Ted of Lake City and June
Mincey of Jacksonville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. (CT) at Shady
Grove Methodist Church in Grand Ridge with Reverend Ted Janson
officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. The
family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 1 p.m. until
service 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Methodist Church.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the
MT. PLEASANT Myrtle Hobbs Coon, 79, of Mt. Pleasant
passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Coon; two sons,
Jerry and Clayton Coon;one daughter, Joan Burns-Long; one
grandson, Christopher Bums; a very special nephew, James "Jimbo"
.Pettis; her father and mother, Henry W. and Mary Jane Hobbs and
nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include three daughters; Diann Carlton of Quincy, Mickey
(Ricky) Goodson and Marcia Gail Holmes, both of Chattahoochee;
two daughters-in-law; Debbie Coon of Chattahoochee and Deborah
Coon of Telogia;. 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and five
great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, Feb. 13, at Haidaway Assembly of God
Church. Interment followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the

Pullam, 74, of Hosford passed
away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009,
at his home. He was a lifetime
resident of Liberty County and
was the owner/operator of Pullam
Logging. He was also a member
of the Mt. Zion United Pentecostal
Church in Hosford.
Survivors include his wife of
55 years, JackeJene Pullam of
Hosford; two sons, Eddie Pullam
and his wife, Susan of Telogia
and Charlie Pullam and his wife,
Anne of Hosford; one daughter,
Delores Tharpe and her husband,
Butch of Hosford; one sister,
Nadine Garies of Tallahassee;-
one brother-in-law, Tim Brown of
Hosford; five grandchildren and
eight great grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Friday,
Feb. 13 at the-Mt. Zion United
Pentecostal Church in Hosford.
Interment followed at the Pullam
Family Cemetery with Reyerend
Buddy Elkins officiating.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home in Quincy was in charge
of the arrangements.

Feb. 16, 1960-June 11, 2008
A Letter to "Tink"
As we walk around so
lonely and sad trying with
our power not to be mad,
we miss you daily with all
our hearts, there .are days
when we don't know where
to start with out you it feels
so empty and bare. At
times we don't think that
it was fare. We know you
are in a better place, where
you will always be safe.

Happy Birthday
Love you always,
From your family
and friends

BLOUNTSTOWN Bobby Mickel Mears, 49, of Blountstown
passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4,2009. Bobby was born in Jacksonville
and lived most of his life in Blountstown. He served in the U. S. Army
and was a member ofAmerican Legion Post 272. He was preceded in
death by his father, Coy Henry Mears.
He is survived by his mother, Helen us _. -
Mears Hathaway of Blountstown; five
brothers, Steve Mears and his wife, Pat
of Blountstown, Clinton Mears and his
fiancee, Teresa Holley of Blountstown,
Donald Mears of Blountstown, Billy
Mears and his wife, Faith of Marianna,
and Jackie Mears of Blountstown; two
sisters,,Betty Hartzell- Hodge and her
husband, Don of Blountstown and
Shirley Mears Davis of Bristol; two
aunts, Doris O'Bryan Tyre and her
husband Fred ofGrand Ridge and Linda
Mears of Fountain; many nieces and
nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were held'on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Adams Funeral Home
Chapel with Reverend Paul Smith and Reverend John Marvin Nichols
officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha.
SAdams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the

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WEWAHITCHKA-David Houston Kemp, 27,
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in a construction accident near Panama City. He
was born on Sept. 2, 1981 in Blountstown and had
lived in Wewahitchka for most of his life. He was
a truck driver for Triangle Construction Company.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents,
Charles and Betty Bailey and grandfather Carlee
Daniels. He was of the Assembly of God faith.-
Survivors include his wife, Tracy Price Kemp
of Wewahitchka; his parents, Houston and Patricia
Kemp of Blountstown; two sons, Dylanf Kemp
and Jarrot Jones, both of Wewahitchka; one
brother, Frederick Kemp of Wewahitchka; one
sister, Jennifer Amanda Kemp of Blountstown;
paternal grandparents, Alva and Roxie Kemp of
Wewahitchka; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at 11
a.m. (CT) from the graveside at Kemp Cemetery
in Wewahitchka with Reverend Dallas Presley
officiating. Interment will follow.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb.
18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.

KINARD Eugene (Gene) C. Stephens, 96,
of Kinard passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2009.
He was born on Aug. 21, 1912 in Wewahitchka
but as a youngster moved with his family south
and eventually settled in Plant.City. During the
depression years he became a certified welder and
worker across the country with his young family
in tow, working in shipyards, pipelines and took
park in the building of the Grand Coulee Dam.
During WWII he was a foreman in the Tampa
Shipyard. His wife, Ethel who he taught to
weld also worked in the shipyard. After the war
-he became a long term employee of American
Cyamid working maintenance in the local .
phosphate mining industry from which he retired
in 1972. Afterwards he continued to pursue his
true interest of quail hunting, fishing, raising cattle
and riding his horses. In 1983, he decided central
FL was too crowded and moved to Kinard near his
relative, Libby Pitts. He was a member of Cypress
Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include, one daughter, Carolyn
Porter of Kinard; one son, Brad Stephens and
his wife, Loretta of Garland, TX; one newphew,
Wilmer Quincy and his wife, Eleanor of Malone;
three grandchildren, Terrill Silva of Cincinnati,
OH, Scott Steph.ns of Dallas, TX and Jeannie
DeAngelo of Paragould, AK; and four great-
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Cypress
Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Kinard with
Reverend Joseph Yates officiating. Interment
followed in the Cypress Creek Cemetery in
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ALTHA John Dewey Melton, 73, of Altha
passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1935 in Altha and had lived
in Altha for most of his life. He was a retired Dredge
Boat Captain with over 50 years of service. He was
preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Melton
and two wives, Bettie and Erma Melton.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Graham
of Altha; two brothers, J.W. Melton and Ruebin
Melton, both of Altha; three sisters, Jimmie Boggs
of Marianna, Ann Gilley and Betty Adams, both
of Altha.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Peavy
Funeral Home in Blountstown with Chaplain Gino
Mayo officiating. Memorialization will be by
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
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JACKSON CO. Clarence E. (Cooter) Neel, Jr.,
46, a native of Calhoun County, residing in Jacksoni
County, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 after
a sudden illness. He was of the Pentecostal Faith.
He is preceded in death by hi grandparents, Bill
and Bernice Barfield and his mother, Ava Barfield
Hall and a step-father, Wallace Hall.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Melissa
Neel; two sons, Ryan and Mason Neel of Grand
Ridge;- a daughter, Kaylee Neel of Grand Ridge;
his father, Clarence B. Neel, Sr. of Altha; two
sisters, Teresa Summerlin and her husband, Alford
and Stephanie Neel, all of Altha; two brothers,
Andy Neel and his wife, Kelly and Robert Neel,
all of Altha; extended family, father and mother,
Robert and Cecilee Cloud; a sister-in-law, Tawana
Dunaway and her husband, Ron of Bascom; two
brothers-in-law, Rodney Cloud and his wife, Angel
and Eric Cloud and fiancee, Tammy Colon, all of
Grand Ridge; a very special host of nieces and
nephews; also close friends, Mardi Downs, Ray
Wagner and Mac Weeks.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Lanier-
Andler Funeral Home Chapel in Sneads. Interment
followed at Dykes Cemetery.
Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads was in
charge .of the arrangements.

QUINCY Daniel Rhodes. )ster, 45, of Quincy
passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at his home.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1963 in Blountstown and
had lived in Quincy for the past 12 years coming
from Orlando. He was a loving husband and
father and will be missed by his family. He was
a Customer Service Engineer with Pitney Bowes
Postal Machines. Daniel served in the United State
Marine Corps for four years and was of the Baptist
faith: He was preceded in death by his parents,
Marvin and Carol Foster, a grandfather, Carey Yates
and grandparents, Hilda and Hillary Foster.
Survivors include his wife Marcia Foster of
Quincy; three sons, Kaleb Barineau, Hunter Foster
and Jacob Foster all of Quincy;
SEye Glasses, two brothers, Marvin Allan Foster
or manyof Orlando and Patrick Foster of
Iis M.D. Jacksonville; two sisters, Suzanne
d Eye Surgeon Conner of Tallahassee and Lynn
ct Specialist Foster of South Carolina and
his grandmother, Mary Leonard
Yates of Blountstown.
Memorial services were held
Sunday, Feb. 15 at the First Baptist
Church in Blountstown with
Reverend David Throckmorten
officiating. The family will
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Winning roses named for 2009

Each year, the All-American
Rose Selections (AARS)
organization picks new and
exceptional roses for the
landscape. The 2009 winning
roses are Carefree SpiritTM, Pink
Promise, and Cinco de Mayor.
AARS is a nonprofit association
of rose growers and introducers
dedicated to bringing exceptional,
easy-to-grow roses to gardeners
across the county. AARS operates
a rigorous plant trial program
via a network of more than 20
official test gardens throughout
the country and representing all
climate zones. AARS strives to
identify roses that are easy to
grow, and evaluates plants on
more than 15 qualities, including
disease resistance, vigor and
For the first time, one of this
year's winners is a shrub rose
that was grown without any
fungicide sprays. Carefree Spirit
is the first and only landscape

shrub to date to endure this real-
world testing and prevail as a
winner. It is a mounding rose that
produces deep red blossoms with
white twinkles in their eyes. The
blooms finish pink as they bask
in the sun.
Carefree. Spirit amplifies the
disease resistance associated with
its Carefree lineage, with more
than 10 years of hybridization
improvement. Much like its
parent rose, Carefree Delight,
which was an All-America Rose
Selections winner in 1996, the
petals are beautifully set among
abundant glossy, dark green
foliage. Surpassing its parent, this
rose has better disease resistance,
blooming power and will perform
well in any area of the country.
Pink Promise is a graceful
bloomer with long stems for
cutting. Most impressively,
the National Breast Cancer
Foundation selected this rose to
officially represent a continual

by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County J
blooming promise of compassion
and awareness. For every Pink
Promise plant purchased, a
percentage of the sales will be
donated to the National Breast
Cancer Foundation to help extend
women's lives through education
and early detection. This hybrid
tea's beauty is enhanced by the
contrast of its large pink blossoms
set against lush dark green
foliage. Along with its stunning
appearance, Pink Promise has
good disease resistance, and
flourishes even in cooler climates.
A highly fragrant rose', Pink
Promise fills any room with a
deliciously fruity scent.
Cinco de Mayo brings a
carnival of flowers to every
garden. Mysteriously colored,
it's an indescribable blending of
smoked lavender and rusty red-

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orange. This festive rose may
be impossible to describe but
you'll love the endless bounty
of multi-colored clusters sitting
amongst clean, glossy green
foliage and dark red new growth.
The flowers, which hold well and
are fast to repeat, radiate the smell
of fresh-cut golden apples. As an
AARS Winner, this floribunda
has fantastic disease resistance
and has performed exceptionally
well across the country with little-
to-no care. As the offspring of
the 2006 AARS award-winning
Julia Child rose, Cinco de Mayo
enlivens any garden.
All of these roses were

evaluated in 2008 tor landscape
performance and blackspot
susceptibility at the ornamental
and turfgrass research facility
located at the LSU AgCenter's
Burden Center in Baton Rouge.
According to LSU AgCenter
horticulturist Dr. Allen Owings,
"Cinco de Mayo and Carefree
Spirit were very impressive,
and Pink Promise shows good
potential as a hybrid tea rose.
Under a "no-fungicide" spray
regimen, these roses more than
held their own in the war on
blackspot last year."
January through the spring is a
great time for planting roses.

King-size grapefruit
Christopher Gary, better known to local folks as
"Tanglefoot" is pictured here with an unusually
big Pummelo that was grown at his Estiffanulga
home off County Road 333. The Pummelo, also
known as "Chinese grapefruit," is considered
an ancestor of the grapefruit. Tanglefoot said
Pummelos are not supposed to grow in north
Florida but he decided to give it a try anyway
and produced one
weighing in at a
little over 2 3/4
pounds. He
also grows
key limes and





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Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.

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Exerciser, $10; hairdryer, $8;
stroller, $10; odds & ends $1
each; girls sleepers $1 each; la-
dies pants $1.50 each; infant baby
boy clothes, reasonable; bumper
pad for baby bed, $6; assorted
baskets $5 each. Call 674-3264.

30-gallon fish aquarium with ev-
erything and extra accessories,
$40. Call 643-2568 or 643-6740
after 4 and weekends. 2-18, 2-25

Trick bicycle, like new, $35. Call
643-2568 or 643-6740 after 4 and
weekends. 2-18, 2-25

Weber charcoal and gas grill,
only been used a few times. Paid
$300 asking $150. Traeger Pel-
let grill, paid $1,200 asking $600.
Call 379-8410. 2-18,2-25

Shower doors for standard tub,
$30. Call 674-4368. 2-18,2-25

Fender Stratocaster guitar, less
than one year old, $600; Callaway
Fusion 4-wood hybrid golf club,
$100. Call 643-6125. 2-18,2-25

Maternity clothes, spring and
summer, bought from Motherhood.
Call 643-2978. 2-11,2-18

Two old high back church pia-
nos,.good shape, $150 each. Call
526-1753. 2-11,2-18

Queen size electric blanket, al-
most new, good condition, $20.
Doll lamp, $20, China cabinet,
$120. Call 674-3264. 2-11,2-18


Promn dress, new, never been
wvorn, still has tags, size 7/8, cor-
al colored, halter top style, some
beading, train, paid $180 asking
$100, Call 643-8815 leave mes-
sage. UFN
Prom dresses for sale, sizes 16
to 18, colors; turquoise, hot pink,
bronze, black, lavender and dark
blue w/deep purple-tone, all dress-
es worn once or new, $70 OBO.
Call 674-4330. 2-18, 2-25
Prom dress for sale, teal green,
tea length, full skirt, fish scale se-
quins, a Terani design, paid $400,
asking $150. Can be seen at Myr-
lene's. Call Melissa at 643-2412
or 447-1194. 2-11,2-18
Prom dresses, great for formal.
wear or prom. 1st: white strap-
less two-piece dress, corset top
design that laces up in the back,
size 0, $100. 2nd: Red dress, one
shoulder strap design, very slim-
ing, beading all over, size 0, $100.
Call 643-2612. 2-11,2-18


Green recliner, $100; solid wood
baby cradle $175; exerciser $50;

exercise bike $25; nightstand $25.
Call 643-5751 or 643-2794 after 4
p.m. 2-18,2-25

Metal bunk bed, $65; one box
spring, like new, $25. Call 674-
1049. 2-18,2-25

Baby crib, excellent condition, no
mattress, $30. Call 379-8789.

Bunkbed loft, excellent condition,
$350. Call 379-8410. 2-18,2-25

Trundle baby bed with mattress,
only used a few weeks, $80. Call
674-3264. 2-18,2-25

Green metal dining table, 6' x 42",
3/8 inch bevelled glass top and 4
upholstered chairs, $125 OBO.
Call 482-8346. 2-11,2-18

Executive desk, 3' W x 6' L;
dark wood, five drawers, very
sturdy, $75. Call 643-8815, leave
message. UFN


Minolta Maxxum 3000i, auto focus
film camera, 70-210 mm auto focus
zoom lens, wide camera strap and
nice carrying case, $85. Call 443-
2422. 2-18,2-25

JVC Digital video camera, model
GR-D90U, palm size, 2x2 3/4 LCD
screen, charger for home and
auto, manual and extra battery,
nice carrying case, $80. Call 443-
2-18, 2-25

Marshall amp, $350; JVC Everio
video camera, 30 GB hard drive,
$275. Call 643-6125. 2-18, 2-25

61" Hitachi Projection TV, $500.
Call 447-2772. 2-11, 2-18

26" used TV's, good working
condition, cable ready, $50 each.
Call 643-5411. 2-11,2-18

19" ProView LCD flat screen
monitor, paid $230 asking $100.
Call 762-3485. 2-11,2-18

Girl's Leapster learning computer
game, $20. Call 674-4475.2-11;2-18


1989 Geo Metro, white with grey
interior, standard, sunroof, 82,000
original miles, gets 50 mpg, needs
a $56 module part, $1,200 OBO.
Call 237-2068. 2-18,2-25

1993 Ford Mustang, runs good,
$1,200 OBO. Call 762-8459 or
272-1126. 2-18,2-25

2000 Lincoln Town Car, low mile-
age, good shape, $8,500. Call
762-8459 or 272-1126. 2-18,2-25

2001 Chevy Impala, automatic

with electric windows .and seats,
$3,500. Call 643-4559 or 643-
1471. 2-18,2-25

1996 Chevrolet Corsica, runs
good, new brakes, $1,000. 1984,
Datsun Nissan, lots of new parts,
wiring problem, chrome wheels,
$150 OBO. Call 482-8346.

2000 VW Beetle, 1.8 turbo, black
with leather seats, cold A/C and
power windows, $3,500. Call
James at 850-272-5193. 2-11, 2-18


1998 Toyota 4x4 4-Runner lim-
ited, 3.4 liter V-6 engine, 4-speed,
sun-roof, power seats, $5,000.
Call 447-0836. 2-18,2-25

1979 Dodge MH, five new tires,
new starter, $2,995. Call 762-
8205. 2-18, 2-25

2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT,
silver, 1 owner, 115,000 miles,
$6,500. Call 850-556-8243.
2-18, 2-25

1997 Tahoe, excellent condition,
loaded, $3,800. Call 643-2568 or
643-6740 after 4 p.m. and week-
ends. 2-18,2-25

1985 CJ7 Jeep, all running gear in
excellent condition, $3,000. Call
643-3794. 2-11, 2-18

1978 Chevy pickup truck, 4 WD,
step bed body, built as a mud
truck, professionally built, has 44"
tires and lots of extras, $8,000, or
trade for vehicle of equal value.
Call 850-227-4881. 2-11, 2-18

1989 Chevy Silverado, long
wheel base, new engine, needs
transmission, $1,000 OBO. Call
718-6580. 2-11,2-18


Four 235-75-15 tires, almost new,
excellent condition, $25 each or
$75 for all four. Call 643-2568 or
643-6740 after 4 p.m. and week-
ends. 2-18,2-25

Two 195-60-15 tires, $15 each.
Call 643-2568 or 643-6740 after 4
and weekends. 2-18, 2-25

Set of four truck tires, P265-
70R17 Goodyear, $40. Call 643-
5128. 2-18,2-25

1987 Dodge rollback car hauler,
$3,500. Call 762-8459 or 272-
1126. 2-18, 2-25

Diamond plate tool box for small
truck, $80. 237-1284. 2-18,2-25

Diamond plate aluminum tool
boxes, one for small truck, one for
large truck. Call 718-6580.2-11.2-18


for Rent
4 bedrooms, 1 bath
close to schools and
shopping. Private
place. Kids and
pets welcome.


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


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Week of Feb 15 to Feb 21
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Affection grows where there are
shared goals, Aries. Think about
this as you examine future rela-
tionships. Security is your main
focus for this week.
TAURUS -Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, you want things that oth-
ers don't necessarily desire. It's
what makes you a leader and not
a follower. Continue to take the
path that others do not.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, you've got a plugged-in
feeling and are full of bound-
less energy this week. You can't
imagine what is dragging others
down. Inspire others to get

CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, the thing you want the
most cannot be bought with
money. But you can purchase the
tools that will help you learn how
to get the "it" that you want.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
This week you're putting more
energy behind your choices, Leo.
Use the added boost to tackle .
projects you may have cast aside
only a few weeks ago.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, instead of bringing too
much to the romance table, let
others take the lead. Enjoy as
events unfold slowly around you.
Savor the anticipation of what
will happen next.

LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You have a lot of energy this
week, Libra. You're somewhat
making it up as you go along.
You have a new attitude and
outlook on life. Enjoy the good

SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, make a strong and
solid commitment to finish your
latest project. Regardless of how
tedious the task might seem, it
still needs to get done.

Sagittarius, luck comes out of
networking and you are the
consummate politician. Go shake
some hands and make new rela-
tionships. You never know when
you'll need a friend.

CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, your opinion deserves
to be heard, but only after you've
gone over the logic several times
to make sure it is sound. This
will be especially true at work.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, some people dream
of riches, but you know better.
Riches will be a healthy conse-
quence of your consistent hard
work. Romantic interests come
to the forefront.

PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You're feeling eccentric and
could surprise everyone with
your antics. Cool down or you
may alienate others who are
middle of the road.

Jane Seymour, Actress (58)
John McEnroe, Athlete (50)
Jerry O'Connell, Actor (35)
Yoko Ono, Musician (76)
Seal, Singer (46)
Cindy Crawford, Model (43)
Ellen Page, Actress (22)



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

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1995 Golf cart, needs battery,
$150 OBO. Call 237-1250.

2007 Harley Davidson Night
Rod special, black denim paint,
"CFR pipe, fuelor, K&N, chrome
wheels, less than 900 miles, like
new, $14,000. Call 562-5668.
2-18, 2-25

1.4 acres, located on Hwy. 65 N,
highway frontage. Call 643-7326.
thru 4-15

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


18x8 Camper, older model, nice
and clean, no leaks, good condi-
tion, reasonably priced. Call 674-
8517. 2-18, 2-25



Bobcat tractor and trailer,
$10,000; BD2 Mitsubishi bulldozer
& rake, $9,000 firm; 1105 Massy
Ferguson farm tractor, $8,500
OBO. Call 762-8459 or 272-


12 inch Plainer Mill;
saw; Band saw, all
tools. Call 674-8517.


2-18, 2,25
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1939 Farmall tractor, in good
shape, runs good. Call 674-8517.
2-18, 2-25

1952 8N Ford tractor, new back
tires, new starter, new lift, $3,200
OBO. Call 762-8205. 2-18, 2-25

Portable smoker, $1,500. Call
718-6580. 2-11,2-18

Electric cement mixer, $125.
Call 674-1655. 2-11,2-18


FOUND Two Female dogs-pups
about 4 months old, 20-25 lbs.,.
in the road on NW CR 275.near
Red Oak Church, Feb. 10. One is
shepherd rnix, the other copper
and white bulldog mix. Call 674-
5122, 850-571-8229 or findmy- 2-18, 2-25

LOST Two female Beagle-mix
dogs (20-25 Ibs, both spayed,) in
NW CR 275/Red Oak area Sun-
day Feb. 8. One dog has red col-
lar, the other a blue harness. RE-
WARD. 674-5122, 850-571-8229
2-18, 2-25


One acre of land on Ashley
Shiver Road, $21,500; 1/2 acre
on Blackbottom Road, $12,000.
Call 674-7138. 2-18, 2-25

Older model mobile home, with
title, free to anyone who will move.
Call 762-3706. 2-18,2-25

Free puppies, 6 weeks old, 2 male
& 1 female, Australian Shephard-
Lab mix, all have blue eyes. Call
850-814-4372. 2-18,2-25

Free puppies to a good home,
1/2 beagle, 1/4 chocolate lab and
1/4 whippet, black in color, 9-10
weeks old, ready to go. Call 762-
8676. 2-18, 2-25

Beagle-mix puppies, free, 6
weeks old, 3 female and 2 males.
Call 762-8551. 2-11,2-18

Wolf & Husky puppies, 3 months
old, real friendly, $100. Call 762-
8566. 2-11,2-18

Small dogs for sale, approxi-
mately 5 lbs. when grown, $50.
Call 762-8566. 2-11, 2-18

Two blue healer dogs, less than
a year old, one male and one fe-
male, not related, $100 each. Call
674-9461. 2-11,2-18

Chihuahua dog, female, apple-
head, $100. Call 674-3264.

Great Dane puppies for sale.
Call 718-6580. 2-11,2-18


Small portable air-compressor
with tank; five gallons of white
paint; one gallon of black paint.
Call 674-8570. 2-18, 2-25

Old pocket watches, working or
not. Call 762-9555. 2-18, 2-25

Male Canadian Goose to buy.
Call 762-8184. 2-11,2-18
Beagle or Basset Hound, gender
doesn't matter, young age. Call
447-4643. 2-11,2-18

Want to buy a 32 to 40 ft. travel
trailer, fifth wheel or park model,
no smokers please, year not im-
portant, under $15,000.. Call 674-
8385. 2-11,2-18

Electric stove. Call 674-3264.

Chest of drawers, reasonably
-priced. Call 718-6580. 2-11,2-18

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



16 ft. Alum Jon Boat, 6 hp. John-
son motor plus trailer, good run-
ning motor, $1,195 OBO or trade.
Call 443-2422. 2-18, 2-25

12 ft. Mohawk fiberglass canoe,
$250. Call 237-1284. 2-18,2-25

14 ft. Scandy White boat, with 30
hp. Mariner motor, fish finder, toll-
ing motor, two power anchors and
trailer, $5,000. Call 447-0836.
2-18, 2-25
Motor guard foot control trolling
motor, 40 lb. thrust, been in water
only three times, $350 OBO. Call
674-4642. 2-18,2-25

Houseboat, 30x30 with metal sid-
ing, loft and 8x30 front porch, built
2 years ago, $10,000. Call 762-
4755. 2-18, 2-25
Mariner boat motor, 25 hp.,
stainless steel prop and controls,
$1,200. Call 850-227-4881.


Yard sale, Saturday Feb. 21 from
8 a.m.-noon, located in parking lot
at 17932 Main St. N. Blountstown,
weather permitting.

Yard sale, Friday &. Saturday
Feb. 20 & 21, from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. Located at 10749 NW Rob-
ins Street in Bristol, something for

The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners
regretfully announce that due to the lack of space at
the Liberty County Landfill this year's amnesty (free
dump month) has been cancelled. If state financing
allows us to open more landfill cells maybe future
amnesty will be available. If you have any questions
call Danny E. Earnest at (850) 643-3777.

[Chihuahua Puppies I
4 female and 1 male available
S' f lor $150 each
, 674-3011 or 643-1964

House For'!


2 bedroom/1 bath
Hwy 274 W, Altha
$250 down/$500 a

Calhoun County .
School Board has
sale at $20 each.
For more
information, call

Trailer for

; 3 bedroom, 2 bath
$250 deposit
No Pets
Call 643-4488
S:: .. . ,

Two 6-week-old
full blooded male
puppies, will be
ready to take
on Feb. 25

Lawrence *


Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM
S We vvill be holding our Dog & i
% Cat Spay and Neuler Special ;
^ during the monlh ot February
Call lor an appointment.
restrictions apply
Cals- males & females
cost per pet: '78
": Dogs: males & females
cost per pet:
Up 1i 26 Is '88 51 to75 Ibs: '126
26 to 50 bs '98 76 tor10 s 'l=1bs48
Over101 IB a'158 k

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Monday Fridav 7 a m t1, 5 p m
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OFFICE 1850) 627-8338




by Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN
American Institute for Cancer Research

Baby Boomer Nutrition /

Baby boomers always at the leading edge of cultural change
- are ushering in a new approach to aging. Surveys suggest
that members of the boomer generation, now well into middle
age, do not want to age like their parents did. Many hope that
good nutrition can keep them in their prime. But what choices
will help this motivated group of adults reap the. most rewards?
This week we offer nutrition advice to boomers:
Advertising campaigns aimed at boomers seem to suggest
that certain "antioxidant powerhouses" can halt aging in its
tracks. While it's true that antioxidants can help protect cells
from damage and reduce risk of age-related health concerns
like heart disease, cancer and dementia, unfortunately, there is
no magic bullet. Rather, research suggests that we should pack
our diets with a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains
and beans to get the most benefit from the thousands of natural
antioxidant plant compounds.
The American Institute for Cancer Research's landmark
report on lowering cancer risk recommends eating at least 5
servings of vegetables and fruits every day. For adults who
are middle aged and beyond, 7 to 10 standard servings per
day may be more realistic to help get enough of the nutrients
that promote heart health. Whatever your motivation, look for
ways to increase your consumption of plant foods throughout
the day, not just at dinner.
Boomers, along with many other adults, are not meeting
their daily fiber needs. It's an unfortunate missing link, as fiber
is associated with prevention of heart disease, diabetes and co-
lon cancer. In addition, fiber is also key to avoiding the consti-
pation and irregularity that can occur or increase with age. To
reach recommended fiber levels, boomers need to meet their
vegetable and fruit targets and also include at least 3 or 4 serv-
ings of whole grains every day, with some beans, nuts or other
high-fiber food.
Some research suggests that adults need a little extra protein
to avoid losing muscle as we get older. With many experts em-
phasizing strength-training exercise two to three times a week
in middle age and beyond, that additional protein may be im- help preserve and build muscle mass. The benefits,
however, likely come from only a modest increase in protein.
Boomers should aim for a daily protein goal (grams/day) equal
to half of your current weight (expressed in pounds). Adults
with kidney or liver disease should check with their physician
before significantly boosting protein intake, however.
To increase your protein intake, focus on eating more fish
and poultry, rather than loading up on red meat. Low fat dairy
and soy foods are other good choices, as are beans, nuts, seeds
and eggs (in moderation). Small amounts of protein in whole
grains and' vegetables add up too when you enjoy them in
Most Americans eat too much sodium, far exceeding the
daily recommended limit of 2300 milligrams (mg) per day.
Excess sodium poses particular concern as we age and become
more sensitive to the blood-pressure raising effects of sodium.
To help reduce current consumption, boomers need to do more
than simply avoid the saltshaker. As processed foods account
for over two-thirds of American's sodium, using fewer pro-
cessed foods or choosing lower-sodium options for those we
do use is a good place to start.
Finally, in the midst of searching for foods with health-pro-
moting benefits, don't miss the obvious. Most Americans are
overweight, continue to gain weight throughout adulthood and
come nowhere near the recommendations for daily physical
activity. These issues have a major impact on virtually every
age-related health problem, so tackling them deserves to be at
the top of every baby boomer's "to do" list.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that
fosters research on the relationship of nutrition, physical activity and weight man-
agement to cancer risk, interprets the scientific literature and educates the public
about the results.

Minutes from the organizational meeting

of the Bristol City Council held January 5


fairs had already contracted with
and paid the ARPC to produce
the School Improvement Element
or until he received a contract to
produce the School Improvement
Element for Liberty County. He
also indicated that the ARPC was
behind schedule and had been
unresponsive to date. Fairchild
recommended that Chairman
Shuler meet with Charles Blume,
Executive Director of the ARPC
to discuss this and to examine
appropriate courses of action in
order to facilitate completion of
the School Improvement Element
of the City of Bristol's Compre-

hensive Plan. All approved by
general consensus.
Chairman Shuler reminded
council members of the NWFLC
2009 Legislative Session Lobby-
ing Team sign-up form, indicating
that he would leave it to each
individual to sign-up individually
as they feel inclined to do so.
There being no further busi-
ness, Whitfield moved to adjourn,
seconded by Reddick, all voted
in favor. Meeting adjourned at
7:05 p.m.

Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

Official minutes from the
Jan. 5 organizational meeting
of the Bristol City Council as
recorded by the City Clerk.

This Organization. Meeting
was called to order by Mayor
Betty Brantley with Council mem-
bers Mitch Willis, Meiko Whitfield,
Bobby Reddick, John Fairchild
and Brigham Shuler present. City
Clerk Robin Hatcher was also
in attendance. Attorney David
House was absent due to medi-
cal reasons.
Mayor Bra'ntley administered
the Oath of Office to elected offi-
cials whose terms began January
1, 2009 and will end December
31, 2010. Those sworn in were:
Council members Mitch Willis and
Brigham Shuler.
Mayor Brantley opened the
floor for nominations for chairper-
son to serve for CY 2009. Fairch-
ild nominated Shuler, seconded
by Reddick. There were no more
nominations, all voted in favor of
Shuler serving as Chairperson
for CY 2009. Mayor Brantley
turned the chair over to Chair-
man Shuler for the remainder of
the meeting.
Chairman Shuler opened the
floor for nominations for vice-
chairperson for CY 2009. Fairch-
ild nominated Mitch Willis, sec-
onded by Whitfield. There were
no more nominations, all voted
in favor of Willis serving as Vice-
chairperson for CY 2009.
By general consensus, the
council re-appointed Council
member Meiko Whitfield to serve
as the city's representative on the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council for CY 2009.
Tony Arrant updated the Coun-
cil on his progress with the Com-
prehensive Plan. He indicated
that he would like to begin having
public hearings to consider all
amendments in February, but
told the council that his progress
was at a standstill until he either
received the School Improvement
Element of the Comprehensive
Plan from the Apalachee Region-
al Planning Council, stating that
the Department of Community Af-

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Minutes from the regular monthly

meeting of the Bristol City Council

Official minutes-from the Jan. 5 regular meeting of the
Bristol City Council as recorded by the City Clerk.

Chairman Mitch Willis called this meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with
Vice-Chairman Meiko Whitfield, Council members Bobby Reddick,
John Fairchild, and Brigham Shuler, City Clerk Robin Hatcher and
Mayor Betty Brantley present. Attorney House was not absent due
to medical reasons.
Hugh Black offered the opening prayer, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Shuler.
Whitfield moved to approve the previous month's minutes, sec-
onded by Reddick, all voted in favor.
Shuler moved to approve the monthly bills for payment, seconded
by Reddick, approved by all.
Reddick moved to authorize Clerk Hatcher to obtain pricing for
handheld meter reading equipment, seconded by Shuler, carried
There being no further old business to attend to, Shuler moved to
adjourn, seconded by Fairchild, all voted in favor. Meeting adjourned
at 6:37 p.m.
Chairman: H. Mitch Willis
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher.

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SThirteen candidates from the
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The Calhoun County School Board
proposes to amend its policies for
the Calhoun County Schools as



Amending Policy:

6.145 Substitute Teachers

It shall be the policy of the Calhoun
County School District regarding
substitute teachers that those with
four or more years of college and/
or 5 years experience teaching
in the District shall be called first.
Next those with two years of col-
lege will be called. Anyone who
does not meet these standards
but has had experience and is
requested by an administrator or
teacher shall be called next.

1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, F.S.

1001.43, 1012.32, 1012.35,
1012.36, 1012.39, 1012.55,
1012.56, F.S.


A hearing will be held on the above
amendment in the Courthouse in
Blountstown, Florida at the regular
School Board meeting beginning
at 5:00 P.M., C.S.T. on Tuesday,
'March 10, 2009.

Kelly King, Chairperson
Calhoun County School Board

Wilson T. McClellan,
Calhoun County Schools

PHONE 674-5927

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT Robert Hill, Clerk to the
ORDINANCE 09-02 Board of County Commissioners

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. eastern
standard time, on March 3, 2009,
at the Liberty County Courthouse,
Highway 20, Bristol, Florida,

All interested persons are invited
to attend. A copy of the proposed
Ordinance may be reviewed at
the Board of County Commission-
ers Office in the Liberty County
Courthouse. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing special ac-
commodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding
should contact the County Com-
missioners Office at (850) 643-
5404 at least seven days prior to
the date of the hearing. Persons
are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decisions made at this
hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and for such
purposes, they may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made which record'
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.

Dated this 18th day of February,

Liberty County, Florida


The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners requests
proposals from qualified individu-
als or firms to provide one or more
of the following services: Grant
Application and Grant Administra-
tion. Proposals will be evaluated
separately for each type of service
(application and administration).
Projects may, at the County's dis-
cretion, include:
A. New competitive Emergency/
Disaster Grants (FEMA, CDBG,
etc.). for FFY 2009 and 2010 di-
B. Florida -Small Cities Economic
Development CDBG(s) for FFY
C. Neighborhood Revitalization
or Housing CDBG category for FY
D. Other grants, at the Board's
discretion, for which the Board
may choose to apply.

Contracts arising from this so-
licitation will be issued on an as-
needed basis by the Board. Pro-
posals may be submitted for any
or all services, for any or all grant
categories, and will be evaluated
separately for each grant catego-

Grant application services will
include research and recom-
mendations on grant categories,
preparation of the applications)
and other associated tasks. Ad-
ministration services may include
management and reporting for the
grantss, environmental review,
contract development and admin-
istration, financial administration,
labor standards compliance, and
other necessary tasks.

Proposals for CDBG application
and/or administration services

must include a fee proposal.. Fee
proposals should include for the
payment of the fees to be paid from
the grants. For potential FEMA
or CDBG emergency/disaster
grants, proposers should include
a discussion of willingness to work
within the allowable administrative
budgets or other relevant informa-
tion on fees. The unknown na-
ture of emergency/disaster grants
precludes the County and the
proposer from establishing firm
services and fees in advance, but
basic services and experience will
be considered in advance of the
need for such a project in order to
expedite the application process
should the need arise.

CDBG application and adminis-
tration services proposals will be
evaluated based upon the follow-
ing criteria:
1) Successful experience
in administering/receiving Florida
CDBG projects (25 points),
2) Thoroughness and appropri-
ateness of proposed approach to
meeting local needs, including an
outline of tasks (15 points),
3) Management and staff-
ing capability, qualifications (20
4) Quality of client refer-
ences provided and/or obtained
(15 points),
5) Familiarity (experience
not required) with local conditions
(15 points),
6) Fee reasonableness
based on services to be provided
(5 points),
7) Certified MBE/WBE
firm (5 points).

Potential FEMA and other project
contracts may be issued using the
CDBG selection process, so pro-
posers should discuss FEMA and
other grant category experience
and tasks if they wish to be con-
sidered for non-CDBG projects.

Interested consultants should sub-
mit an original and five copies of
proposals, sealed and clearly la-
beled "Sealed Proposal for Grant
Consultant". Proposals must be
received by 4:00 p.m. eastern
standard time, on March 3, 2009,

at the Clerk of Circuit Court Of-
fice, Liberty County -Courthouse,
10818 NW State Road 20, (Post
Office Box 399.), Bristol, Florida,
32321. The Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners will
open the proposals at their March
3, 2009, Board meeting which be-
gins at 7:00 p.m. eastern standard
time. Depending on the number
of proposals received, proposals
may be evaluated at the March
3rd meeting, or may be evaluated
at a later date.

Additional information may be
obtained from Robert Hill, Clerk
of Court, at 850-643-2215. Con-
tracts resulting from the process
will be subject to state and federal
requirements and grant award
and release of funds by the fund-
ing agency. The Liberty County
Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right fo reject any
and all proposals, waive technical
errors, waive any informalities or
irregularities, and award the con-
tracts in the best interest of the


Invitation to Bid

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office
will be accepting sealed bids for
automobiles to be auctioned. The
bids will be accepted from 8:00
a.m. February 12, 2009, through
5: p.m. February 26, 2009. All bids
must be sealed listing the specific
automobile, amount of bid, name,
address and telephone number.
The Sheriff reserves the right to
refuse any/or all bids.

The automobiles may be seen at
the lot located on Highway 20 next
to Ace Hardware. Bids must be
dropped off at the Sheriffs Admin-
istrative Office at 12499 NW Pogo
Street, Bristol, FI or mailed to the
Liberty County Sheriff's Office,
P.O. Box 67, Bristol, FI 32321, to
be delivered on or before the time
and date specified above. The be-
low listed vehicles are to be auc-

1. 1989 Dodge Van
2. 1994 Ford Mustang
3. 1996 Ford Explorer
4. 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
5. 2002 Ford Crown Victoria
6. 2002 Ford Crown Victoria
7. 2002 Chevrolet Impala


Hunter safety
Hunter safety course offered in
Jackson County
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
,is offering a free hunter safety
course in Jackson County.
The course will be in the
Marianna High School cafeteria,
3546 Caverns Rd. in Marianna.
Instruction will take place 6-9

in 'virtual'



Schools to take part
Florida's second annual girl and boy in the tournament
NationalArchery in the Schools will each win a Mathews-
Program state tournament will Genesis bow and a Morrell
take place during the last two target," said Steve Robbins,
weeks of February.. the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Thirty-five of the 157 -Conservation Commission's
participating schools from (FWC) coordinator for the
around the state will compete program.
in the virtual tournament, which Last year's winning teams
will allow students to shoot in were Flagler Palm Coast High
their own schools' gymnasiums School, Daniel JenkinsAcademy
and mail in their scores. Middle School (Polk County)
Last year, 592 youths and Altha Elementary School
from 28 schools competed in (Calhoun County).
the tournament. This year, Florida's program, a
registration numbers have cooperative effort between
topped 750 participants. the FWC and the Florida
"Winning teams will be Department of Education,
selected in three grade levels teaches international style target
with trophies and medals archery in 4 to l2 grade physical
awarded to the schools and team education classes.
members. The highest-scoring "Physical education teachers

course offered in Marianna

p.m. Feb. 27; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb.
28; and the range portion of the
class will be Mar. 1. -
Individuals who have taken
the Internet course and wish to
complete the classroom portion
must.bring the online completion
report and attend only the Feb. 27
class from 6-10 p.m. and the Mar.
1 range day.


Children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult at all
times. Students are encouraged
to bring a pencil and paper with
them to take notes.
The hunter safety course is
required for anyone born on or
after June 1, 1975 to purchase
a Florida hunting license. The
FWC course satisfies hunter
safety training requirements for
all other states and Canadian
People interested in attending
this course can register online
and obtain information about
future hunter safety classes
at, or by
calling the FWC's regional office
in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

archery tournament
the Kentucky Department of there have been no accidents,'
Education and the Kentucky Robbins said.
Department ofFish and Wildlife For more information aboul
Resources. getting local schools involved
"The National Safety Council in the National Archery in the
rates archery more accident- Schools Program, contact Steve
free than, every popular ball Robbins at 386-758-0525 oi
sport, including tennis and golf. Steven.Robbins@MyFWC.
Archery enables students to com.
learn a safe, lifetime skill they "This is all about the kids, and
can practice almost anywhere. who knows? Your child may
More than 3.5 million possess the talent to become
students have participated in a future Olympic archery
the program internationally champion," Robbins said with
since its inception in 2002, and a grin.

FWC seeking public

input on game farms

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
is asking the public to provide input on proposed rule language
regarding the establishment and operation of game farms in
The following recommended changes have been incorporated
into the proposed rule language: provide exemption to the licensing
requirements for individuals purchasing eggs for consumption,
delete the requirement to maintain, record of births and deaths,
include a provision.allowing the licensee to transport live game
to a processing facility for processing, provide exemption to the
License requirement for the possession of 50 or fewer live bobwhite
quail or nonnative game birds, except waterfowl.
The exemption applies when birds are possessed
for personal use, consumption, educational or other not-for-sale
or exhibition purpose.
Additional information can be found at; click on
the "Tell us what you think" box.
Comments can be electronically mailed to rulechanges@; type "Game Farm" on the subject line. The deadline-
for submitting comments is at the close of business on Feb. 20.
For specific questions, please contact Capt. Linda Harrison at

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Eric Hamilton of Hosford has killed his largest buck yet.
He recently bagged a nice 8-point with a spread of 13
1/2 that weighed 165 Ibs. Eric was hunting in Hosford on
private property, having waited for this big guy to show
for two years. Eric works for Riverbark Masonry and is
married to Sarah Welles Hamilton. They have two sons,
Aidan and Corbin, who love to hunt with their dad.

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undergo eight hours of basic
archery instructor training; and
the students enjoy a two-week
archery component in their
class," Robbins said.
In 2004, Florida became
the 24th state to offer the
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FWC makes changes to improve Wildlife

Mgt. Area quota h
At its meeting in Destin, the and much input was received on /
seven members of the Florida how to make the quota permit
Fish and Wildlife Conservation system better.
Commission (FWC) voted in The changes are needed to
favor of proposed recommended improve hunter recruitment and
changes to its Wildlife retention and more fairly distribute
Management Area (WMA) public hunting opportunities.
Quota Hunt Permit Program. Under these new rules, which
An amendment to the new rules become effective for the 2009-10
provides that the changes will hunting season, all quota permits
no longer be in effect after will now be nontransferable, \
2012, unless the Commission including those for mobility- an
reauthorizes these changes or impaired hunters. The only sta
approves an extension. exceptions are on Holton Creek Ba
. For more than a year, a Quota WMA and deer dog hunts on to
Hunt Stakeholder Working Blackwater WMA, where there on
Group, consisting of FWC staff will be no changes., o
and members of the hunting Florida was the only state in the
public, worked on developing a country that previously allowed nc
new set of rules to improve the its big-game quota permits to be hu
state's regulation of hunting on transferred from one person to ty
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News from The
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.d become consistent with other
rates said Chairmanf Rodney
arreto. "We are looking forward
working with our stakeholders
n continued improvements of
ir system."
Besides making quota permits
>ntransferable, the rules give
inters more choices for more
pes of public hunts. For
inters who like to use bows
Ld muzzleloaders, they will now


hunts and five muzzleloading
gun hunts, as opposed to only
five archery or muzzleloading
gun hunts. And with the increase
in people wanting to hunt wild
hogs, the rules allow hunters five
choices for hog hunts, and they
still have the ability to apply for
five general gun hunts (for deer
and wild hogs) as well.
The rules also establish a new
guest permit, whereby a quotas
permit holder can take someone
hunting with him, if that person
applies under the quota permit
holder's customer ID number.
Stipulations of the guest permit
require that the quota permit
holder and his guest enter and
exit the WMA together, share the
same vehicle and share a single
bag limit. In addition, the quota



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when the guest is hunting, and
in cases where a WMA has zone
tags, both people must hunt in the
same zone.
Because of the current number
of hunters permitted on certain
hunts and to allow for the addition
of the new guest permit, the rules
reduce some of the established
quotas on only eight of the 105
WMAs with quotas. Those
WMAs are Croom, KICCO,
Hickory Hammock, Upper
Hillsborough River, Andrews,
Twin Rivers, Joe Budd and
Dexter/Mary Farms.

Ways sought

to improve

FWC nuisance

wildlife rule
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will examine and consider changes
to the agency's nuisance wildlife
rule, said Executive Director Ken
Haddad at the Commission's
meeting in Sandestin on Feb. 4.
One component of the rule
that went into effect July 1,2008,
states that nuisance wildlife, if
trapped, may be transported only
for purposes of euthanasia, or
the animal may be released alive
on site.
In January, a bobcat was
trapped in a residential area near
Orlando by a nuisance wildlife
trapper. Under the nuisance
wildlife rule, the animal was
subsequently euthanized.
"Concerns raised by the
public and our commitment
to continuously improve our
policies led to the decision to
explore the possibility of revising
the rule," Haddad said.
Other animals affected by this
rule include armadillos, foxes,
raccoons and coyotes.
"We have opened dialogue
with key stakeholders to find an
acceptable level of flexibility to
our rule," Haddad said. "We are
currently considering several
options and will bring back any
proposed rule changes at a future
Commission meeting."

FWC changes
Gulf red snapper
sport season
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
approved a rule that changes the
recreational harvest season for
red snapper in Gulf of Mexico
state waters. This action means
that Florida's Gulf red snapper
recreational harvest season will
match the currently established
season in Gulf federal waters.
The sport harvest season for
red snapper in Gulf state waters
will be open from June 1 through
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