Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Language: English
Creator: Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: February 25, 2009
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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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Mom, dad and


arrested after

reports of drug

use around kids

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor .
Two -Calhoun County couples were
arrested Sunday after deputies and an
investigator from the Department of
Children and Families (DCF) did a walk-
through of their home and found marijuana
and drug paraphernalia under two beds.
The search was prompted by a report
that David Nicklin and his son-in-law
Timothy Grimsley has smoked marijuana
in the presence of young children in their
residence, according to a report from the
-Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
Nicklin and his wife, Roxanne, and
Grimsley and his wife, Melinda, were each
charged with possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. A total of 112 grams (over
four ounces) of marijuana was confiscated,
resulting in felony charges.
When the DCF investigator asked the
Nicklins for urine samples to be tested,
David Nicklin stated that he would test
positive. His wife refused to provide a
During a search of the single-wide
mobile home, the DCF investigator knelt
down to look under a bed in the Grimsleys'
room and found a quart-size Ziplock bag
of partially dried marijuana buds, along
with a clear plastic container that also
held marijuana along with a small ceramic*
plate, rolling papers, a grinder and roach
clips. The marijuana found in the room
occupied by the children's parents totaled
63 grams.
Whenthe group wentto the grandparents'
bedroom, Roxanne Nicklin reached under
the bed and pulled out a ceramic bong, a
clear plastic container that held a small
amount of marijuana along with several
packs of rolling papers, two pair of
forceps, a pair of scissors, a grinder, a
small glass-plate and a small homemade
pipe. When a deputN later took a look
under the same bed. he found a gallon-size
Ziplock bag which held a smaller plastic
bag of marijuana. The marijuana under the
Nickins' bed weighed in at 49 grams.
The children were removed from the
home and picked up b\ their paternal
grandmother, while their maternal
grandparents and parents were taken into
custody .


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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

ABOVE: SenatorAl Lawson and Representative Marti Coley listen intently during their meeting at the Liberty
County Courthouse Monday. BELOW: Calhoun-Liberty Hospital Administrator Ron Gilliard takes his turn
at the podium to speak when the legislative delegation arrived in Blountstown. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS

Citizens meet with Sen. Al Lawson,

Rep. Marti '

legislative session starts
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Hospital Capital Grant Program.
Folks got in line Monday to Calhoun County school officials are
make sure Senator Al Lawson and anxious to see that funding is in place
Representative Marti Coley know for the new Blountstown High School,
what to focus on in when next week's 'and Superintendent Tommy McClellan
2009 Legislative Session begins in urged the legislators to add conditional
Tallahassee. language in the appropriation bill for
And it's a long list. special facilities funding.
Citizens in both Liberty and Commumnity leaders are anxious to
Calhoun County have many common find out if any of the stimulus money
concerns, including future funding for will come this vway and if it does, what
the operation of the health departments do they need to do to take advantage
and continued support for Calhoun- of it.
Liberty Hospital through the Rural Blountstron Cm l Manager James.
continued on page 15


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Black History Month Parade

A rider on the Drumline Float keeps a steady beat as he rolls down State
Road 20 surrounded by kids during Saturday's Black History Month parade in
Blountstown. For more photos, please see page 14. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

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Suspect runs out back door to escape

sheriff's deputies serving arrest warrant

A Hosford man was charged with resisting arrest without
Liberty County violence after he ran from deputies'serving an arrest warrant last
ARRET On Feb. 17, deputies went to Burlington Road residence where

REPORTS 23-year-old Richard Conley Burke was staying to take him into
compiled by custody on an outstanding warrant.
Journal Editor Aware that Burke had eluded arrest the previous month by
Teresa Eubanks running from a deputy, officers positioned themselves around
the mobile home before knocking on the door. While one officer
knocked on the front door and announced he was from the
sheriff's office, another officer stationed himself between two
back doors.
S,' "After a brief moment of hearing people walk through the
mobile home, Burke came flying out of the south side back door
and hit the ground running," according to Sgt. Brian Bateman's
Bateman and Cpl. Todd Wheetley deployed their tasers but did
not hit Burke, who ran through a wooded lot, onto N.E. Cartwright
Drive and across N.E. Burlington Road.
Wheetley caught up with Burke after driving up behind him at
the back of a vacant lot off Burlington Road.
S-Burke was handcuffed and put in the patrol car, where he began
| .yelling and banging his head on the cage door separating the front
S and back seat.
i4 A- After driving away from the residence, Burke calmed down
RICHARD CONLEY BURKE and was taken to the Liberty County Jail.

Man charged with break-in of Estiffanulga bar

A 19-year-old Bristol man
has been charged with burglary
of a structure and petty theft
for the Jan. 7 break-in at the
Slide Bar in the Estiffanulga
Community, according to a report
from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Department. ,_
After deputies received
information about the theft,
Christopher James Hardin was
identified as a suspect and taken

into custody during a Feb. 21
traffic stop. He had reportedly
been bragging about the break-
in and gave details that only
the perpetrator would know,
according to the arrest report.
During a recorded interview
with deputies, Hardin stated that
in the early morning hours of Jan.
7 he entered the bar by using a
stick to push the screwdriver out
that had been placed in a hasp

on the door to keep it closed. He
admitted that he went to the cash
register and took $96 or $97,
stating that he was inside the bar
less than a minute.
The break-in was reported by
Bradley Harvell, who went into
the County Road 333 bar around
10:45 a.m. that morning and
found the back door was open
and money was missing from the
cash register.

Charges pending against driver

after suspicious substance found

Charges are pending against
a driver following a Saturday
noon traffic. stop after a struggle
over a container of a white
powder substance in his pocket,
according to a Blountstown
Police Department report.
BPD Officer Timothy Partridge
pulled over a vehicle near S.R.
20 and Orange Street to. check
its window tint. He became
suspicious when the driver and
his two passengers were acting
extremely nervous.
After checking his license and
talking with the driver, identified
as Anthony Robert Bowden, 31,
of Panama City Beach, Partridge
gave him a verbal warning for
speed. He then asked for consent
to search the vehicle and had
Officer Jody Hoagland join him
at the scene.
Partridge noticed a large bulge
in Bowden's pocket and asked
what he had. Bowden reached
into his pocket and pulled out
a black tin, which he opened to
reveal a white powdery substance.
He turned away from the officer
and tried to scrape the powder out
of the tin.


Police Dept.


compiled by
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

Despite orders to hand it over,
Bowden would not give up the
tin, and kept pulling away from

the officer.
There was a struggle as one
of the officers grabbed the tin
handcuffed Bowden and put him
in the patrol car.
Bowden later gave a
statement that the tin contained
methamphetamine, which "a
friend" have given him.
He was charged with resisting
an officer without violence. The
white substance was sent to the
FDLE Crime Lab for testing and
further charges are pending those

Woman found driving in middle

of the road is charged with DUI
AwomanwaschargedwithDUI told her he smelled alcohol while
after a Blountstown Police Officer speaking with her, she stated that
found her traveling in the middle she had several beers earlier in
of Mayhaw Drive Friday evening, the evening.
Officer Timothy Partridge After failing a roadside sobriety
was behind an eastbound Toyota test, she was taken into custody
Celica around 6:40 p.m. when he and charged. During a search of
saw it traveling down the center her vehicle, an open container of
of the road. beer and a half empty pint of gin
When she was stopped, the were found.
driver, Kathy Black, 47, of She was also given a verbal
Bristol, stated that she just wasn't warning for failing to maintain a
paying attention. After the officer single lane of traffic.

Feb.16 -
*Anne Wakefield, VOP, CCSO.
*Albert Garland Schwendeman, VOCC, CCSO.
*Elisa Carol Couch, VOP, CCSO.
*Janie Yon, VOP (county), CCSO.
Feb. 17
*Shannon McCleridon, permitting unauthorized person
to drive, CCSO.
*Corey Guilford, fleeing/attempting to elude, driving
while license suspended or revoked, CCSO.
*Andrew Guilford, resisting arrest without violence,
possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief (warrant),
burglary of an unoccupied structure (warrant), petty theft
(warrant), CCSO.
*Robert Dwain Stewart, dealing in stolen property, petty
theft (2 counts), CCSO.
*Donnie Jason Yon, petty theft (2 counts), CCSO.
*Jimmy Lee Douglas, holding for Kentucky (failure to
appear), CCSO.
*Jason Lee Henderson, VOP, holding for Wakulla Co.
and Leon Co., CCSO.
Feb. 18
*Joni Rose Hewett, VOP, CCSO.
Feb. 19
*Dennis Paulk, VOSP, CCSO.
*Randy Smith, VOCP (warrant), BPD.
Feb. 20
*Juan Angeles, VOCP (warrant), CCSO.
*Christina Hanna, failure to appear (3 counts), forgery
(8 counts), CCSO.
*Kathy Black, DUI, BPD.
Feb. 21
*Anthony Bowden, resisting arrest without violence,
*Shannon Murphey, burglary of a conveyance, BPD.
*Kathy Fortner, domestic battery, CCSO.
Feb. 22
*Melinda Grimsley,'possession of more than 20 grams,
possession of drug paraphernalia, CCSO.
*Timothy Grimsley, possession of more than 20 grams,
possession of drug paraphernalia, CCSO.
*Anthony Barnes, possession of cocaine, tampering
with evidence, CCSO.
*Roxanne Nicklin, possession of more than 20 grams,
possession drug paraphernalia, CCSO.
*David Nicklin, possession of more than 20 grams,
possession drug paraphernalia, CCSO.
Feb. 16
OlIyan Casey Earnest, holding for Holmes Co. SO,
*Janie Lou Yon, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
Feb. 17
*Shannon McClendon, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Richard Conley Burke, state VOP, domestic violence
(warrant), resisting without violence (warrant), resisting
without violence, LCSO.
Feb. 18
*Joni Hewett, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
Feb. 19
*Gregory Donald Bundy, DUI, FHP.
Feb. 20
*Christina Hanna, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
Feb. 21
*Kathy Laverne Black, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Christopher James Hardin, burglary of a structure,
petty theft, LCSO.
*Timothy Mayo, driving while license suspended or
revoked, FHP.
*Kathy Fortner, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
Feb. 22
*Douglas Earl Burke, domestic battery, LCSO.
*Melinda Sue Grimsley, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
Listingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentificationofarrestingagency. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 16 through Feb. 22, 2009 .
Citations issued:
Accidents............... 03 Traffic Citations... ..... 11
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......89
Business alarms.....04 Residential alarms..........01
Com plaints.......................... ......................... 145



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Wife arrested for falsifying documents

to show husband paid probation fees

A woman arrested on eight
counts of forgery said she used the
money that was supposed to go
toward her husband's probation.
fees for household expenses,
according to a report by Calhoun
County Deputy Mark Mallory.
Arrested Friday was 40-year-
old Christina Louise Hanna of
Lake View Drive.
According to the arrest report,
Hanna admitted to forging
documents showing thatprobation
fees were being paid for her
husband, William Hanna, when
in fact, she was using the money
for other purposes. She said she
scanned documents into her
computer and then cut and pasted
them to create receipts showing
that six payments of $107.95
and one payment of $52.75 had
been made on her husband's
.behalf. She also produced a
signed letter stating that his fines
had been paid and his probation
was terminated.
Investigators say her husband
unwittingly presented the papers
to his probation officer, believing


compiled by

that the money had been turned
- in. The probation officer quickly
noticed several problems with
the documents, Which included

a letterhead listing the former
DOC secretary instead of the
present one. The unprofessional
content and wording of a second
letter also brought attention to the
documents. One of the officers
whose signature appeared on
some of the paperwork examined
it and confirmed it was not hers.
The arrest report stated that it
appears the husband was unaware
at the time that the documents
were false and had told his
probation officers that his wife
handled the payments.

Three arrested after vehicle

going the wrong way stopped

Three people were arrested
Feb. 17 following a 12:10 a.m.
traffic stop on John F. Bailey
Road after their vehicle was seen
traveling on the wrong side of the
road, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Deputy William Dalton stopped
the vehicle after observing it

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Blountstown man gets time

served after mistrial declared
A Blountstown man who had served 250 days in jail awaiting trial
after his arrest for taking part in a home invasion robbery is free after
a mistrial was declared last week in Calhoun County court.
When the victim, 75-year-old L.E. Burge took the stand Feb. 17
without the jury present, he identified 41-year-old Talris "Sweet Tea"
!0 Brown as one of the robbers. Earlier, the victim had been unable to
point out Brown in a photo lineup.
The defense attorney objected and after discussion with the judge,
a mistrial was declared because of the victim's inability to recognize
a photo of Brown a few days earlier had been withheld from the
When the prosecutor approached Brown's attorney with a plea deal,
he took it, and pleaded to a lesser charge of principal to grand theft.
He was then sentenced to time served and was released that day.
Earlier, Brown had confessed to taking part in the robbery with
two others.
Had he been convicted on the original charge, he could have faced
life in prison.

Husband found not guilty of

aggravated battery on wife
A six member Calhoun County jury returned a not guilty verdict
in the Feb. 20 trial of Arnold "Chico" Pitts of Blountstown, who was
accused of attacking his wife last August.
Approximately 30 photos of LaToyia Lee's injuries, which
included facial and head trauma, were show to the six-member jury
during the daylong trial. The jury returned a verdict after an hours'
The two, who are no longer married, reportedly had a volatile
relationship. Pitts has two other felony battery charges pending
against him.
Woman convicted of cocaine possession
Despite the showing of a video in which she was seen taking part
in an alleged drug transaction, a Calhoun County jury decided last
week that Jeanette Addison was guilty of a lesser charge and convicted
her on possession of cocaine instead of sale of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a school.
The jury was out just 40 minutes before returning their verdict in
the half-day trial held Feb. 18 in Blountstown.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 25.

going west in the eastbound lane
of State Road 20 and then turniming
north onto John F. Bailey, where
the driver traveled north in the
southbound lane.
Dalton activated his emergency
lights in an effort to stop the
vehicle but was ignored. He
then hit his siren but the driver
continued on, at times speeding
up and then slowing down.
Dalton used the patrol car's
public address system to tell the'
driver to stop several times. The
vehicle continued on for over a
half mile before pulling over.
The deputy approached the
vehicle and told the driver and
his four passengers to' put up
their hands.
The driver, identified as
Corey Guilford, 19, was arrested
for fleeing and eluding a law
enforcement officer.
A back seat passenger who
gave a false name and was later
found to be 18-year-old Andrew
H. Guilford was handcuffed
and put in a patrol car. It was
later learned that he had several
outstanding warrants.
After it was learned that Corey
Guilford's driver's license had
been suspended, one of his
passengers, identified as Shannon
McClendon, 28, was arrested
for permitting an unauthorized
person to drive her vehicle.
While Dalton was searching
the vehicle, Andrew Guilford
told him, "I hope you don't
find the gas mask." When the
deputy found the gas mask, he
discovered it had been fashioned
into a bong to smoke marijuana.
A small amount of marijuana was
found with the mask.
During the ride to the sheriff's
office, Andrew Guilford cursed,
and made threats against deputies,
at one point stating that he "should
put a hit" on Dalton.
Andrew Guilford was charged
with resisting arrest without
violence for giving a false name,
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Corey Guilford was also
charged with driving while license
suspended or revoked.
continued on page 14


Covenant grief

support group
meeting Feb. 26
BLOUNTSTOWN Feelings of grief
and loss can be overwhelming. For this
reason, Covenant Hospice offers a monthly
grief support group in Blountstown at
the Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association, located at 16859 NE Cayson
Street, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the
last Thursday of every month. Those
who attend will have the opportunity to
explore their grief in a safe and caring
The next meeting will be on Thursday,
Feb. 26. The support group is free but
registration is required. Light refreshments
will be served: To register for this support
group, or for additional information, call
January McKeithan or Riley Henderson at
(850) 482-8520 or (888) 817-2191.
Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to providing
comprehensive, compassionate services to
patients and loved ones during times of life-
limiting illnesses. The focus of Covenant
Hospice is to enable its patients to live as
fully and comfortably as possible, to provide
dignified palliative care, to assist patients'
loved ones in coping with end-of-life issues
and the eventual death of the patient, and to
improve care for all patients at the end of their
lives by example and education.

Pioneer Settlement
seeking donations for
annual rummage sale
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will
be having their annual Rummage Sale on
March 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 and we are
asking for your slightly used items.
We will be taking donations until
Wednesday March 4. No old TVs,
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is
a living museum documenting rural life
in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It
is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1
mile west of-the intersection of Hwy 71
and Hwy20. Follow Hwy. 20 West out
of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam
Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindy's Fried
Chicken (Silas Green St.). Follow the
For more information, contact the
Settlement at 674-2777.
Grilled chicken
fundraiser Friday
in Blountstown
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
will be having a fundraiser in downtown
Blountstown at the red light, the comer of
State Road 20 and Hwy. 71 on Friday, Feb.
27 starting at 10 a.m.
Plates with grilled chicken breast,
coleslaw, dirty rice, and dessert will be sold
for a $6 donation per plate. If you would
like to place an order for a plate, please call
850-674-2777. Plates are limited.

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



'feb u ar y 2 5
* Youth Dev; Council Meeting, 9 a.m. (CT), One-Stop Marianna
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* Boy Scouts Troop 200, 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail



'Edcward&' *Defra 'Price


682C Annual Calhoun Chamber
of Commerce Membership Banquet
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown
Congressman Boyd's Representative
Blountstown Courthouse, 9:30 a.m.-11
Bristol Courthouse-Law Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m., Rock Bluff Voting house
* Brownie Troop 158, 6:30 p.m., W.R. Tolar School
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse


Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown

Ivey &' Pam Sumner-Xent
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown

Attevo4 the ohKroh of .oKr
I ohocoe th~s s'tcotclj

Shelby Wi(iams

* 50+ Club Meeting, noon, Apalachee Restaurant
* AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center arch -7
* Boy Scout Troop 207, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Bristol
* Veterans Memorial Railroad, Inc., 7:30 p.m., Apalachee Rest.
* American Legion Post 272, 7 a.m., Legion Hall-Blountstown
* JROTC Booster Club, 7 p.m., Liberty County High School
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department


Mossy Pond VFD, 12:30 p.m., Fire House
Liberty Co. Commission, 7 p.m., Liberty Courthouse Courtroom
Calhoun Co. Commission, 2 p m. Calhoun Courthouse, Blountstown
Liberty Chamber of Commerce. 7 p m, Apalachee RestauranI
Boy Scout Troop 206. 7 p.m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cenler


Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 ,
EMAIL: (USPS 012367)
ADS: Summers Road


Child Find Preschool
screening in Bristol
FDLRS/PAEC Child Find and Liberty
County School Board will co-sponsor
Pre-K screenings for the Early Childhood
Program that includes, VPK, fleadStart,
PreK-D and child care. Any child age 3-4
years old will be screened in the areas of
speech/language and development skills.
Screening schedule is:
*Tuesday, April 27
*Wednesday, April 28
*Thursday, April 29 and
*Friday, April 30
Screenings will be held at the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center in Bristol (Hwy. 12
S.) from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Parent
or legal guardian must provide permission
for the child to participate. Parents are also
requested to bring proof of income for 6
weeks, .proof of residency and the child's
birth certificate.
Screenings are by appointment only
and may be scheduled by calling 1-866-

Torreya Garden
Club holds annual
dogwood sale
The Torreya Gaden Club has dogwood
and fringe trees (also known as "Gramp's
Grey Beard") available for sale. These
trees are native and do best in the partial
shade of pines.
The price is six trees for $5. Contact
Mary Alice Minnick in Blountstown at

LibertyArts Council
auction set Mar. 14
The Liberty County Arts Council will be
having an auction on Saturday, March 14 at
the Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
This "will be a three-in-one day, with
sales and silent auction starting at 9 a.m.
with the big auction starting at 3 p.m.
If anyone has anything to donate, please
call 645-5491. We are not accepting any

New hours set at
Helping Hands
The Helping Hands For the People,
Inc. Thrift Store in Blountstown has new
store hours.
Sunday & Monday--Closed
*Tuesday thru Friday--8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Saturday--8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Helping Hands is committed to
community betterment.

That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week, ensuring
plenty of coverage for your community
announcements and great response
for our business advertisers!
Johnny Eubanks.............Publisher
Teresa Eubanks.................. Editor
Gina Brooks................Bookkeeper
Missy Tanner...............Advertising
Debbie Duggar....Production Assistant
OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F,
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.







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FSU hosting

many events

for Women's

History Month
month of March is Women's
History Month, and The Florida
State University has scheduled a
variety of events to mark the oc-
The public celebration of
women's history in this country
began in 1978 as "Women's His-
tory Week" in Sonoma County,
Calif. The week including March
8, International Women's Day,
was selected. In 1981, U.S. Sen.
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and U.S.
Rep. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.,
co-sponsored a joint congressio-
nal resolution proclaiming a na-
tional Women's History Week.
In 1987, Congress expanded
the celebration to a month, and
March was declared Women's
History Month.
Feb. 24-26 "Without Words"
project, a program meant to bring
a new awareness of social justice
issues to campus; Oglesby Union.
2 Book Club: "Before Women
3 Women in. Math, Science
and Engineering Research Sym-
posium, 4 p.m., Cawthon Hall
4 Celebration of women lead-
ers featuring speaker Alexis Levi,
6 p.m., Miller Hall, University
Center Building C
16 Book Club: "Before Wom-
en Had Wings," 6 p.m., Strozier
18 Market Wednesday/wom-
en's organizations, 10:30 a.m.-1
p.m., Union Green
18 -Respect Yourself, Love
Your Body Day, 2-4 p.m., Leach
19 Lunafest: displays at 5
p.m., showing at 7 p.m.; Askew
Student Life Cinema on the Flori-
da State campus
22- Women's tennis vs. the
University of North Carolina, 4
p.m., Speicher Courts
23 Film: "Before Women Had
Wings," 7 p.m., Askew Student
Life Building, Room 101
24 FSU women's softball/
Home Run Derby, 6 p.m.
26-28 FSU Relays in track,
Mike Long Track
30 Author Connie May Fowler
discusses her book "Before Wom-
en Had Wings," 6 p.m., Student
Services Building, Room 203
1 Guerilla Girls, Women's
Educational & Cultural Center on
the FSU campus
4 Presentation by filmmaker
Gaylen Ross on "Caris Corfman,"
a documentary in progress, 12:30-
2 p.m., All Saints Cinema, 918V2
Railroad Ave.
For more information, call
(850) 644-6860.

The restored Wesleyan Church in Hosford is now home to a
Kingsburg grand piano, which will be used by musicians
for weddings and other events at the site. Betty
Roberts of Hosford and Kitte Carter of Tallahassee
and are shown with a plaque commemorating the
gift, which was the result of donations from the
Hosford and Roberts family and friends. The
k plaque reads: 'This piano is lovingly dedicated
* to the memories and years of faithful service
of Allie Ferrell Roberts, Joyce Summers
* a Hosford and Mary Frances Langston Hosford
-. as Pianists of the Wesleyan Methodist Church
i ^from 1915 to 1992. We are forever indebted to
S -' these ladies who served their Lord and
fellow church members by faithfully
providing beautiful piano
accompaniment for church
services and special
music programs.

New artists co-op opens in Quincy;

First exhibition already in the works

QUINCY-The Gadsden Arts
Center announces a new Artists
Co-op, providing artists a space
to show and sell art work, and
. offering the public a wide range
of original art for purchase at
reasonable prices. Fifteen artists
from Tallahassee, Havana, and
Quincy have already joined the
Co-op, and are busy installing
their first exhibitions of art. Co-
op artists include Ed Babcock,
Sherry Bailey, Roberta Burton,
Sandra Childs, Shirley Dyal,
Hamp Hutchinson, Benita
Ingram, Joanne Ivey, Terri
Lantz, Jean Marani, Brenda
Martin, James Thigpen, William
H. McKeown, Linda Pelc, and
Nancy VanLandingham.
"This is a great step forward
in our mission to serve the
region's artists," said Curator
of Exhibitions Angie Barry.
"Serving artists, and bringing
art to area residents and visitors,
is what the Gadsden Arts Center
is all about. This growth is
very exciting, and wonderful to
accomplish at a time when so
many galleries are closing."
The GAC Artists Co-op is
located in the newly renovated
Fletcher Building, 9 North
Madison Street, adjacent to
the original arts center on the
South side. The Co-op shares
this space with Miss Helen's
Espresso Caf6 D'art, the new
caf6 and sandwich shop that
opened-in January and is already
renowned for its delicious

The Gadsden Arts Center is
located at 13 N. Madison St.,
just 20 miles from downtown
Tallahassee, and 10 miles from
Tallahassee City limits.
Gadsden Arts Center gallery
and gift shop hours are Tuesday
through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5
p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Hours for Miss Helen's Espresso
Caf6 D'art and the GAC Artists
Guild Co-op are Monday-
Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday
and Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Group tours are available free
of charge call 875-4866 to make
your reservation.

coffee drinks, chili, and Rueben
sandwiches. Free group tours
of the Gadsden Arts Center are

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Afghanistan will be Obama's war

Former President Bush owns the
war in Iraq. President Obama will
own the war in Afghanistan.
After 9/11, most Americans were
happy.that President Bush sent troops
to Afghanistan to gain some degree of
revenge against the Taliban for their
permitting safe haven to bin Laden
and his group while they planned their
terrible deeds against America.

Jerry Cox is a r
officer and writer w
background in c
foreign policy issue,
\Okaloosa County.

But like many projects in the Bush administration, the
effort to catch bin Laden and to stabilize Afghanistan un-
raveled. In 2002, we kicked the Taliban out of the cities,
installed the Karzai government and hoped for the best,
but the best never materialized.
Like insurgents always do when faced with superior
military force, the Taliban faded into the mountains and
back country and waited us out. Now, the Taliban con-
trol the countryside and the Karzai government controls,
maybe, the urban areas within the city limits.
Unfortunately, President Obama has chosen to walk
the prim rose path to victory in Afghanistan all the while
peering through his politically acquired rose colored
glasses. In fighter pilot parlance, Mr. Obama is on the
Afghanistan slippery slope. He and America are in for a
downhill plunge.
One of the things that I learned as a Pentagon and
NATO staff planner was to check some details before
recommending invading another country. When some-
one in the White House says, "Let's invade (fill in the
blank)," they should be handed a topographical map of
the country of the intended victim.
In the case of Afghanistan, after a bit of map reading,
you will note that there are some fair sized hills in that
country. Much of the terrain is something close to verti-
cal. Recognizing that simple fact means that mechanized
vehicles like tanks and trucks are of little use. Shoe or
boot leather is the means of transportation. The point is
that most of the time, the terrain limits or dictates the
ways of fighting a war.
Like the Viet Cong in the jungles of Vietnam, the Tali-
-ban have adapted to the terrain. They walk, carry their
weapons and explosives and blow up people and things.
For the U.S. and coalition military to be successful, they
have to do the same thing, walk, carry weapons and kill
Taliban. For the U.S. soldier, it is a tough slog, to say
the least.

L CThe British couldn't defeat the Af-
'S ghans and neither could the Russians
lN ER with a force of approximately 150,000
soldiers. But, we tell ourselves that we
retired military
ith an extensive are the greatest superpower on earth, and
domestic and we can do it. I agree, but only if Ameri-
jes. He lives in cans are willing to support a very large
/ military force that is capable of control-
ling the populace. The means to do that
.would be brutal.
Many civilians would die. But civilian deaths in Af-
ghanistan are already an issue for American forces. My
local newspaper had an article about 13 Afghan civilians,
some of them children, which were killed by U.S. bomb-
ing. But American military personnel also continue to
die in Afghanistan. The headline in my local paper read,
"IED kills Hurlburt airman." Hurlburt AFB located
nearby is the home of the Air Force Special Operations
Pakistan has reached a truce with the Taliban in Swat
Valley. The two factions will stop fighting and the Tali-
ban will be permitted to establish Islamic Law in that
area. Interestingly, Secretary of Defense Gates said that
the U.S. would be willing to consider a similar agree-
ment with the Taliban. If so, the Taliban has won this
dustup, and the U.S. should start packing up.
The experts that visit Afghanistan come away with
similar stories and recommendations. Afghanistan needs
a functioning government that can provide security for its
people and goods and services that the people need. Mili-
tary victory is not likely. We can't kill our way to victory.
Afghanistan is a tribal country. Tribal chiefs have their
areas of influence and mete out their version of law and
order. Even though Afghanis are voting, you won't see
an American style democratic government in Afghani-
stan. The reason is that once past the city limits, you are
in tribal land.
Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the
world. People live on less than one dollar per day.
What Afghanistan needs is some means of provid-
ing the population with a minimum level of goods and
services. People need some means of making a payday.
They need some means of growing or manufacturing
something that can be sold. Like all emerging or third
world countries, Afghanistan needs assistance in estab-
lishing a basic economy.
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Deer color-blind to blaze orange

unless washed in UV brighteners

Another fall hunting season
is winding down, and while the
sport continues to be very safe,
there have been some accidental
shootings that could have been
prevented. Not all of those who
were involved in the shooting
accidents were wearing the proper
amount of sometimes-required
and always-recommended hunter
If hunters think they are
reducing the likelihood that deer
will see them by forgoing orange
safety hats and vests, they are
mistaken. What deer can and
cannot see is surprising.
"Deer are somewhat color-
blind," said Cory Morea, deer
management program coordinator
for the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
"During the day, deer see
colors in what we could consider
blue to yellow-green," added
Elina Garrison, a biologist with
the FWC's Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute. "Some believe
they are completely red-green
color-blind, like some humans,"
she said.
Wearing orange is a good
practice when afield during any
hunting season.
"Not properly identifying
your target and what is beyond,
is the leading cause of hunting
fatalities," according to the
FWC's "2007-08 Florida Hunting
Incident Report."
-Although animal vision is
often much better than human
sight, distinguishing colors in
daylight is not a strong point for
the white-tailed deer, although
detecting UV light is.
Drs. R. Larry Marchinton and
Karl V. Miller of the University of
Georgia studied what white-tailed
deer see in daylight. Scientists

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and Wildle

from California and Wisconsin
also participated in the 1993
The study showed that white-
tailed deer have two classes of
cone photo receptors; humans
have three. Deer have dichromatic
(two-color) vision; humans have
trichromatic vision. So what deer
don't see are the oranges and reds
that stand out so well to people.
These facts have been echoed by
"Idaho law does not require the
wearing of hunter orange but it is
highly recommended," according
to that state's hunter-education
information. "It is a color not
found in nature, and most game
animals cannot see the bright
fluorescent color, since they are
The International Hunter
Education Association advises,
"Wearing highly visible hunter or
'blaze' orange clothing makes it
much easier for other hunters to
see you and increases your safety
while hunting. That's why the
majority of states and provinces
recommend or require hunter
orange clothing for most kinds
of hunting activities."
Here is the rule in Florida:
"It is unlawful to hunt deer or
to accompany another person
hunting deer on public lands
unless each person is wearing a
minimum of 500 square inches
of daylight-fluorescent orange
material as an outer garment ...
above the waistline."

The reasoning is souhd,
according to the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control. In its report
titled "Hunting-associated
injuries and wearing 'hunter'
orange clothing," the CDC noted
that the New York Department of
Environmental Conservation and
the N.Y. Department of Health
analyzed hunting-associated
injuries from 1989 to 1995.
"The findings indicate that most
injured hunters in two-party
incidents were not wearing hunter
One caveat: Some hunters
are color-blind too and may not
detect the orange clothing. The
FWC says, "Color-blind hunters
must use extra caution. They
may have trouble identifying
game and recognizing hunter-
fluorescent orange.
"Good vision is the foundation
for good shooting and hunting
safety. Have your eyes examined
on a regular basis."
A second caveat: A deer's keen
vision includes detecting UV
light, according to manufacturers
of hunter clothing. Some cite
studies indicating that deer can
detect clothing made or washed
with UVbrighteners. Ifso,-hunters
not only should wear orange; they
should be careful what else they
wear in the woods to be more
effective. According to "How
Game Animals See and Smell," a
book by Kurt von Besser ofAtsko/
Sno-Seal Inc., most camouflage
clothes and laundry detergents
contain UV brighteners, which
deer can detect. He says that
hunters can avoid brighteners
by choosing camouflage outfits
that are manufactured free of
brighteners and by washing them
only with a laundry detergent free
of UV brighteners.

FWC biologists use magnets to

keep nuisance crocodiles away
Magnets usually attract, but It is hoped the release. Agents will also secure
the Florida Fish and Wildlife d_ a colored.tag to the crocodile's
Conservation Commission magnets will disorient tail, so returning crocodiles can
(FWC) want magnets to do just the crocodiles and be identified later.
the opposite. FWC biologists aret their na "Scientists in Mexico have
studying ifmagnets can keep state- disrupt their navigation, reported success in using magnets
endangered American crocodiles SO they can't find to break the homing cycle," said
from returning to situations where their way back to Lindsey Hord, FWC crocodile
they are not welcome, primarily response coordinator. "The
in neighborhoods in Miami-Dade the capture site. results of the study are promising.
and Monroe counties, they are hit and killed by vehicles If it proves successful here, we
Crocodile-human interactions as they cross roads. Some may could gain an effective technique
have increased as the crocodile be killed by other crocodiles at to resolve crocodile-human
population has recovered. One the release site or during their conflicts."
technique to resolve these journey back. If a nuisance crocodile
conflicts is translocation. This In an effort to break the continues to return to the capture
involves capturing the crocodile "homing" cycle, FWC biologists site, or its behavior presents
and moving it to suitable have initiated a new study. an unacceptable risk to people,
crocodile habitat as far away as Crocodile agents have been under certain circumstances, it
possible, in an attempt to keep instructed to attach magnets to could be removed from the wild
it away from an area. However, both sides of the crocodile's and placed into captivity.
translocation is seldom effective, head at the capture site. It is You should never approach a
FWC biologists have found that hoped the magnets will disorient crocodile, and if you see one that
translocated crocodiles will travel the crocodiles and disrupt their concerns you, call the FWC's
an average of 10 miles per week navigation, so they can't find Statewide Nuisance Alligator
to return to their capture site, their way back to the capture Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR
in a practice called "homing." site. The magnets are removed (866-392-4286) to report the
Others never make it because from the crocodile's head unon animal.


killed a
nice 8-point
on Feb.
13 while
hunting in
He is the
son of Dan
and Kelly

Dylan killed
this deer with
his dad at the
Stoltzfus Hay
farm in Calhoun
County. He will
be celebrating
his 12th birthday
on Feb. 28. He
spends his time
enjoying the
outdoors, playing
sports and riding
his dirt bike. He
is the son of Keith
and Brandy Lee
of Scotts Ferry.

- -' WILL

Will Hosford
got an early
present when
he killed this
156 lb. 10-point
on Dec. 23.
Will shot the
big buck with
his .243 while
in the early
morning on Big
Creek, North of

Like father like son,
Aidan Hamilton got
his first big buck. He
scored this 8-point on
Feb. 16 while hunting
with his dad on private
property. Aidan is 4
years old and is the
son of Eric and Sarah
Hamilton of Hosford.
Aidan enjoys hunting,
fishing, riding his four
wheeler and playing
with his brother


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Is winter savory different from
regular savory? -K. R, Orange,
Winter savory is Satureia
montana, sometimes called dwarf
savory, and is a subspecies of
the more common culinary herb
Satureia hortensis. Either one
can be used in stews, stuffings,
and game dishes. Common
or summer savory is the one
generally available at the grocery
store. Both are related to mint,
an aromatic herb with some of
the characteristics of the piney
rosemary. In Germany, savory
is considered "the bean herb"
because of its general use with
bean dishes, and in Spain and
France it's often grown for use
in bouquet garni mixes. The plant
is native to southern Europe, but
colonists brought it to America
and it grows well here.
John Gerard, in his book The
Herball or Generall Historie
of Plantes (1633), describes
savory as looking something like
hyssop and makes the herbalist's
argument for why it might have
been chosen as the bean herb.
Gerard says that both savory

and thyme do "marvelously
prevail against the winde" and
are good choices when "boiled
and eaten with beanes, peason,
and other windie pulses." Peason
was probably a long-cooked pea
porridge, and many epicureans
might recognize cucumbers as
another of those "windie pulses."
Another herbalist, Nicholas
Culpeper, believed that snuffing
the juices of the savory plant
into one's nostrils would quicken
"dull'spirits in the lethargy."
Culpeper also believed that eating
the dried herb was beneficial in
treating deafness.
Can you explain to me what a
macrobiotic diet is? Is it meant
as a way to lose weight? -G. G.,
McRae, Ga.
The word macrobiotic comes
from the 18th-century Greek for

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"long life." It is not generally
considered a weight-loss plan,
although it is certainly possible
to shed excess pounds while
eating a macrobiotic diet. The
combination of food choices
includes seeds, grains, and
organically grown produce, with
an emphasis on local sources.
The choices are also meant to
balance the body's nutritional and
energy needs, while providing the
greatest physical harmony. Some
extend macrobiotics to a vegan
diet, while others don't, but in any
case, the use of meats, dairy, and
eggs are de-emphasized, if they
are consumed at all.
Many who choose a
macrobiotic diet strive to include
only foods locally available
within their particular climate
zone and season. While apples
might be eaten year-round in New
England because they store well,
fresh tomatoes might be used
only in the summer months, for
example. Cooking techniques,
similarly, tend to be more minimal,
shunning the heavier seasonings
and excessive salt, and avoiding
foods preserved by methods such
as canning, freezing, or using


preservatives in favor of fresher
foods or dried cereals and whole
Macrobiotic proponents
often seek to balance the dual,
complementary principles
of light/dark, heat/cold, and
masculinity/femininity -- in
Chinese philosophy called
"yin" and Yangg" both in the
combinations of foods we choose,
and in matching the foods to our
seasons or physical needs of the
moment. In winter, for example,
we might eat more Yangg" foods
for the colder winter months,
possibly even meat or dairy,
while in summer we might move
toward "yin" foods such as the
lighter summer vegetables and
greens. Whole- cereal grains,
miso, tamari, beans, seaweed,



FEB. 25, WEDNESDAY -- Ash Wednesday. Painter Pierre Auguste
Renoir born, 1841. 18 inches of snow fell, Society Hill, South Carolina,
FEB. 26, THURSDAY -- Moon on equator. An ocean storm blasted
Cape Cod and Nantucket, Massachusetts, with reported winds of 61
miles per hour, 1952.
FEB. 27, FRIDAY -- Conjunction of Venus and the Moon. Twenty-
second Constitutional Amendment, enforcing term limits, ratified, 1951.
Television host Fred Rogers died, 2003.
MAR. 1, SUNDAY-- First Sunday in Lent. Conjunction of Mercury and
Mars. Seven former White House and Nixon campaign officials were
indicted by a grand jury investigating the Watergate Incident, 1974.


FWC arrests seven suspected of shooting

and killing protected birds in Collier County

Feb. 23-March 1 2009

FEBRUAR 24 Old Farmer's mgmtm.M
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[ Tuesday, Pancake Day, or vania Dutch celebrate with
MardI Gras, it's all the same. "fastnacht kuchen," a rec-
Falling immediately before \ tangular doughnut with a
Ash Wednesday, Shrove slit in the middle, tradition-
Tuesday is the final day before ally made without yeast. In
Lent, when the cooking fats will be parts of England, the bells that ring
forbidden. Pancakes are among the for-Shrove Tuesday services are
traditional foods eaten before the I called the pancake bells.

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1-1/2 teaspoons bine the maple syrup, egg, and milk and
baking powder
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syrup griddle and pour batter on it in 3-tablespoon
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E Clean eyeglass lenses using vinegar and a
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In the beginning or in the end, March its
gifts will send.
1 On March 1, 1968, Johnny Cash and June
Carter were married.

Simply by being in the right
place at the right time, officers
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation. Commission
(FWC) were able to arrest a group
of people suspected of shooting
and killing protected birds.
Officer Dan Stermen was on
routine patrol of Curcie Grade
and County Road 92 in Collier
County, when he heard gunfire
coming from the direction of a
bird rookery. As he got closer, he
observed birds flying erratically
and some falling from the sky.
Stermen called for backup and
waited near some cars that were
parked on a peninsula leading to
a lake. The area is marked "no
Three men returned to their car
in a boat. Officers saw firearms
in the boat.
*Zachary J. Mato (DOB
8/16/86) and
*Cullen M. Shaughnessy
(DOB 8/5/86), both of Marco
Island, and
*Joseph W. Gursky (DOB
3/25/86) of Hillsdale, N.Y., were
charged with felony trespass with
a firearm and booked into Collier
County Jail.
Four other people on the island
were on foot and were ferried
back to land.
*Keith G. Lisa (DOB 3/1/77)

of North Bergen, N.J.,
*Alexander B. Wilhelm (DOB
9/14/84) of Annapolis, Md.,
*Mark L. McClure (DOB
12/15/85) of Osprey and
*Stephanie M. Meads (DOB
7/11/85) of Naples, were charged
with misdemeanor trespassing
and booked into the jail.
Officers collected 21 dead
birds at the scene. The birds had
been shot. Somd of the birds are
classified as "species ofspecial
concern," which means they are
protected under state law. Some
of the protected birds found at

the scene included white ibis and
blue heron.
Some of the other birds
found shot to death included
tree swallows and cormorants.
These birds are protected under
the federal Migratory Bird Treaty
"In my 27 years as an officer,
I've never seenpeople deliberately
shoot and kill birds and just leave
them for dead," said FWC Lt.
Wayne Maahs. "This is truly a
heinous act."
Additional charges are

FWC seeking applications

for boating grants by April 2

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
is accepting applications for anticipated grant funds under the Florida
Boating Improvement Program. County governments, municipalities
and other governments within Florida are eligible to apply.
The program provides funding through competitive grants for
boating-access projects and other boating-related activities on
Florida's coastal and inland waters. Eligible uses of program funds
include boat ramps and other public launching facilities, piers, docks,
waterway markers, derelict vessel removal, boater education and
economic development.
The deadline for submitting grant applications for fiscal year 2009-
10 funding is April 2.
Visit to read the complete program
guidelines and to download an application form. For more information,
e-mail or call 850-488-5600.

fish, and some teas are common
aspects of a macrobiotic diet.
Meats, dairy, sweeteners, sodas
and other artificial drinks, hot
spices, and salt are generally
minimized or avoided altogether.
The choices are not hard and fast,
but gradually assumed. The goals
are greater health and well-being,
and a feeling of being in physical
balance. Some would say that
macrobiotics is more than just a
series of diet choices, but rather a
process of living well within your
particular environment, culture,
and tradition.
How can I make my amaryllis
stronger so that the stalk doesn't
bendover?-I. A., Drummond, Wis.
If you grow your amaryllis in a
very warm room, the flower stalk
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Zac Eikeland celebrated his
seventh birthday on Feb. 21
with a 'Super Mario Brothers'
party. Zac is the son of Cayla
Eikeland of Bristol. His
grandparents are John and
Chaille' Eikeland of Bristol.
Zac enjoys playing basketball,
playing with his cousins Jordan
and Thor, reading with his
Nana and working with his
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Brandon Matthew Perkins
celebrated his first birthday on
Feb. 10. He is the son of Matt
Perkins and Rebecca Todd
of Bristol. His grandparents
include Ken and Cynthia
Sumner of Bristol, Joe and
Donna Todd of Altha and Alicia
Todd of Hosford. His great-
grandparents are Frank and
Evelyn Clark, Neil and Vernon
Ross and Edward Sumner, all
of Bristol. He enjoys going
hunting and fishing with his

Baggin' Books
set for Mar. 5
It's that time of year again,
the Baggin' Book program that
gives free books to each child.
Baggin' Books will be Thursday,
March 5 from 1:30-7:00 p.m.
in the Liberty County School
Board meeting room. Light
refreshments will be served.
The program is designed for
children from birth to 3rd grade,
however, any child regardless of
age is welcome.
This event is sponsored by The
Liberty Even Start, Liberty Early
Childhood Programs, North FL
Child Development and Liberty
Co. School Board.
Join in the fun and help promote
literacy in Liberty County.

Amber: Rose Grzegorczyk
celebrated her seventeenth
birthday on Feb. 16. She is the
daughter of Scott and Rachael
Grzegorczyk of Clarksville. She
loves going to church, hanging
out with friends, sending lots of
text messages and spending
time with his brothers, Scotty,
Cody, Jeremiah, Frank and
Malona Mae Pullam celebrated
her first birthday on Feb. 2. She
is the daughter of Anthony and
Kerstin Pullam of Hosford. Her
grandparents include Charlie
and Anne Pullam, Monroe and
Katrina Peddie, all of Hosford,
and Charles and Hilda Pippin
of Tallahassee. Her great-
grandparents include Walter
and Jeanette Joiner, Jackelene
Pullam and the late Rhoden
Pullam, Darleen Peddie and
the late Malone Peddie, all

Cody Grzegorczyk will
celebrate his eighteenth
birthday on Feb. 27. He is
the son of Scott and Rachael
Grzegorczyk of Clarksville. He
loves going to church, working,
hanging with friends, sending
lots of text messages and
spending time with his brothers
and sister, Scotty, Amber,
Jeremiah, Frank and Brian.

of Hosford; the late Joe and Cletta Mae Chason, and the late
Virginia Gowan, all formerly of Bristol. Malona enjoys giving
out sugars" to everyone except her grandpas. She also" loves
to play with all of her cousins.

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Automatic Renewal Notices for Home-
stead Exemption and Greenbelt have
been mailed. You DO NOT have to re-
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If you purchased property in 2008 and
wish to file for homestead exemption or
greenbelt for 2009, it will be necessary
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before March 1, 2009.

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Quincy church
plans March 1
Rev. Virginia Lemieux
Shepard, pastor at Quincy First
Assembly of God in Quincy,
would like to extend an invitation
to everyone to come and join
us in celebrating our annual
homecoming, Sunday, March 1.
The gospel singing group,
"Changed", from Chipley
will be with us in the morning
worship service with Bro.
Patrick Drummond delivering
the morning message.
Sunday School starts at 10
a.rm., Morning Worship will
be at 11 a.m. with lunch in the
fellowship hall immediately after
service. We will continue in the
afternoon, following lunch, with
a sing featuring "Changed".
There-will be no Sunday night
service. Come, enjoy a day of
anointed preaching and singing,
and be blessed of the Lord.

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Church, relay team
plan pileau Feb. 27
The Bristol Church of God
Relay for Life team will be
holding a chicken pileau and
bake sale on Friday, Feb. 27 at
11 a.m. across from Liberty Co.
Courthouse. Cost of the pileau
will be a $5 donation to Relay for
Life, with all proceeds going to
the American Cancer Society.
The pileau will consist of,.
chicken.pileau, green beans,
bread and dessert. There will
be additional desserts sold at the
bake sale.-

Pray then Play

benefit date is
The benefit luncheon for the
Pray Then Play Flag Football
has been moved from Friday,
Feb. 27 to Friday, March 13 from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Liberty
County Sheriff's location on
Highway 20 in Bristol.
Lunch will include chicken
and rice with sides and a dessert
for a donation of $5 each.
All donations will help
support the boys and girls flag
football program sponsored
by the First Baptist Church of
We would. like to say thank
you in advance for your support
and to the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office for their help
with the benefit luncheon.

Williams Memorial Church revival begins
Rev.JohnKramerofWilliams two years as a certified Lay Promise/Keepers Movement.
Memorial Methodist Church is Speaker in the Montgomery He has been instrumental
pleased to announce an up district. During his years -of in bringing a program called
coming revival. Revival starts ministry, Brother Sam also "Upward Basketball" to two
Sunday, March 1 and continues served as assistant chaplain for different churches. He has held.
through Wednesday, March 4. four high school football teams. numerous positions in local
Rev. Sam D. Williams, Jr., He preaches an average of three districts and the AL/West FL
of Enterprise, AL will preach revivals per year throughout the Conference and has received
the revival. Brother Sam has AL/West FL conference. many honors and awards both
served as pastor to six United He is very active in the for his churches andhis work in
Methodist Churches during his Big Bend Walk to Emmaus the aforementioned areas.
22 years of ministering, plus Community and active with the Dates and times for the
services are as follows:
*Sunday, March 1 at.9 a.m.
*Sunday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m.
*Monday, March.2 at 6:30

The five-day Strength Team rally was a wonderful event! It was p.m.
wonderful to see the standing-room only crowd in the 750-seat BHS *Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30
Auditorium! As wonderful as their show and message were, I think p.m.
the best part was how these four professional athletes .took time *Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
to talk with the children and parents and sign T-shirts long after (final night of the revival).
the show was over. Many thanks to the Calhoun County School *all times are Central time.
System and BHS for the use of the Auditorium (and Gym during Williams MemorialMethodist
Upward Basketball!). Many thanks to Corinth Baptist, Poplar Church is located approximately
Head'Baptist, Lake Mystic Baptist, Rivertown Community Church, 12 miles south of Blountstown
Macedonia First Baptist, Blountstown United Methodist, First in the Community of Scottsferry,
Baptist Blountstown, S.W.A.T. Team and the many individuals U.S. Hwy. 71 South on the West
and businesses that made this event possible! side of Hwy. 71.
Marshall Masai, Children's Director Should you have questions,
FBCBlountstown please call Rev. Kramer at
850-674-3140. Calls will be
The family of Bobby Mears wish to offer our sincere thanks
and appreciation to all of our family and friends, with a special returned if you have to leave a
thank you to Rivertown Community Church for the expressions message.
of kindness and sympathy offered and given during the loss of our BDlou ntstown
loved one, Bobby.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair, brought Church of God
food for our souls, sent a beautiful flower piece, if so we saw it
there. Spoke the kindest words as any friend could ever say. Maybe plans revival
you were not there at all but thought of us that day. Whatever you
did to console our hearts, we thank you whatever the part. starting Feb. 25
With sincere gratitude and appreciation, God Bless you all, The Blountstown Church of
The Mears Family God will begin three nights of
revival starting Feb. 25 running
We would like to express our sincere thanks to each and everyone through Feb. 27. Services will
for all your friendship, food, flowers, love, kindness and support, begin at 7 p.m. each night with
throughout the loss of our loved one. We would like to extend a Rev. Donnie F olks bringing the
special thanks to Pastor Buddy Elkins and, the people of the UPC is invited to attend.
Church in Hosford. Again we say thank you to everyone. For more information call
The Rhoden Pullam Family 674-8437.


Governor Crist tours Beau Turner

Youth Conservation Center; event

planned for visitors on March 7

Governor Charlie Crist
toured Florida's first privately
developed conservation facility
for youths with media mogul and
philanthropist Ted Turner and his
son Beau Turner, whose vision
and generosity made the center
a reality.
The Beau Turner Youth
Conservation Center, in Jefferson
County, just east of Tallahassee,
opened in March 2008 and is the
only conservation center in the
state that runs entirely by solar
power. The facility; operated
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), provides youths the.
opportunity to learn and develop
skills that will encourage them to
get outdoors and enjoy Florida's
abundant fish and wildlife
"The center is a wonderful
facility where Florida's children
can enjoy her natural beauty while
learning how to protect it," Crist
said. "It is a reminder of the great
things we can accomplish for our
environment by working together
state agencies and private
organizations and individuals -
for a better Florida."
The goal of the 160-acre
property, leased at no cost to
the FWC by environmentally
conscious landowner Beau
Turner, is to create a conservation
ethic among children through
programs designed to build
confidence in outdoor settings
and greater knowledge of the'

local ecosystem and wildlife
management techniques.
"In an age where we're
competing against video games
and computers, it's important
that we introduce our children
to outdoor activities and that
our communities continue to
protect natural areas,".Beau
Turner said. "If children have no
place or reason to get outdoors,
then we may lose our next great
The facility features a stocked
fishing pond, nature (or wildlife
viewing) trails, managed
impoundments for waterfowl,
planted fields for small game,
a state-of-the-art rifle range,
3-D and Olympic-style archery
courses, and a trap-shooting
facility that throws biodegradable
clay pigeons.
"The focus is reaching out to
kids who wouldn't otherwise have
access to these kinds of outdoor
activities, and the reward is the
smiling faces of kids and parents
who are developing a lasting
appreciation for conservation
of Florida's wild lands and
wildlife," FWC Commissioner
Brian Yablonski said.
Summer classes for 12- to
16-year-old youths are available
at the center, where gun safety,
archery, fishing, shooting, wildlife
management and other outdoor
activities are taught. The FWC
provides all necessary equipment
and materials, and classes are
.free of charge. Youth hunts also

take place on an adjoining 900
acres through the FWC's Youth
Hunting Program of Florida.
"The Beau Turner Youth
Conservation Center is a great
example of the significant impact
private landowners.can make by
encouraging conservation and
environmental stewardship," Ted
Turner said. "I'm thrilled with
Governor Crist's commitment
to environmental causes and
to ensuring that our kids and
grandkids have a healthy planet
where they can live, learn and
On March 7, the center will
host the Beau Turner Outdoor
Experience from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Admission is free.-
Activities will include
fishing and casting competitions;
Olympic-style archery;
muzzleloader, shotgun and rifle
shooting; and K-9 demonstrations.
An FWC law enforcement
helicopter, as well as live turkeys
and alligators, will be on hand so
attendees can get a closer look
at them.
The highlight of the day is
a shooting demonstration at 3
p.m. by Winchester Xtreme Sport
Shooter Patrick Flanigan.
The first 500 youth attendees
will receive a free Shakespeare
fishing rod-and-reel combo
(courtesy of Fish Florida).
For more information on
the event, go to

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Health Dept. warns of potential skin

damage from 'black henna' tattoos

- The Florida
Department of Health
(DOH) warns students
of potential health
risks from having
a temporary "black
henna" tattoo applied
to their skin. This
issue is especially
important as more
than 250,000 students
are expected to hit
Florida beaches for i i
2009 "Spring Break"
which extends from
mid February to mid
April. Last year, DOH
received 17 reports
of severe allergic reactions to
temporary black henna taftoos
applied in one of Florida's beach
"Black henna" tattoos have
. become.popular in recent years
because they look more like, a
"real" tattoo. In reality, there is no
such thing as "black henna". True
henna paste is green or greenish
brown and must remain on the
-skin eight.hours or overnight

An allergic reaction to a black
henna ink is shown above.

to leave a brown or reddish-
brown design. The paste for a
"black henna" tattoo is black
or brownish-black and can be
removed in one hour or less to
leave a black design.
The danger of "black henna"
tattoos is that the black color
may be a result of the addition

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severe allergic reactions
in some individuals. The
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S -symptoms is itching
or burning, blistering,
oozing, scab formation,
and sometimes
permanent scarring in
the shape of the tattoo
design. Symptoms may
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concentration of PPD
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person is.
Medical attention should be
sought immediately upon any
symptoms of an allergic reaction.
In addition to medical attention,
allergic reactions should be
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Black History Month

Pageant winners of all ages joined community
members in marking Black History Month with a
parade through Blountstown Saturday. ABOVE:
A trio of young ladies decked all in white stand
out amid a bright red float. LEFT: Miss Black
History Ambassador Reagine Simmons
waves as she passes along the parade
route. BELOW LEFT: A tiny pageant
queen finds all she needs to travel
in style is her little green wagon.
BOTTOM: A sporty antique car rolls by.

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Man charged after

trying to swallow

baggie of cocaine
A26-year-old manwas charged withpossession
of cocaine and tampering with evidence after he
allegedly tried to swallow a bag of cocaine,
according to a report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department.
Deputy William Dalton conducted a traffic
stop just after 7 p.m. Sunday after seeing a vehicle
make a fast, careless turn off Walter Potts Road
onto Flanders Grade. His radar clocked it at 50
mph in a 35 mph zone.
After stopping the vehicle and talking with the
driver, identified as Carolyn Renee Ostrum, 43,
the deputy became aware of the odor of alcohol.
In his report, he noted that her passenger, 26-year-
old Anthony Joshua Barnes, became nervous
and was sweating despite the fact that it was
approximately 50 degrees outside.
Ostrum, who admitted she had consumed a
couple of beers, took a field sobriety test and was
determined not to be under the influence.
Dalton then asked if the passenger had
anythingillegal on him, to which he replied "no."
The deputy then began to search him and found
a clear plastic bag with a white powder residue
on the inside pocket of Barnes' jacket. When
asked what the powder was, Barnes replied that
he did not know because the jacket belonged to
his brother.
The deputy then conducted a search of the
vehicle and found no contraband.
When he turned his attention back to Barnes,
he noticed he had something in his mouth. When
ordered to open his mouth, Barnes refused and
the deputy put his hand on his neck to keep him
from swallowing the evidence which could have
been fatal.
Unable to swallow the bag, Barnes began
chewing it in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
After a struggle of 30 to 45 seconds, the deputy
threatened to use his taser on Barnes,'which
prompted him to take the bag out of his mouth
and throw it on the ground.
After another brief struggle, Barnes was
arrested and taken into custody.
Dalton collected the plastic bag and its contents
later tested positive for cocaine. In addition to
the possession and tampering charges, Barnes
was also charged with resisting arrest without
violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
It was noted in the report that Barnes was on
probation out of Jackson County for possession
of marijuana.

Man arrested for theft of
stepdad's motor, chainsaw
A Calhoun County man was arrested on
outstanding charges of dealing in stolen property
and two counts of petty theft more than two
and a half years after the first item was stolen,
according to a report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department.
Deputies caught up with Robert Dwain Stewart
on Feb. 17 and charged him with the theft of an
8 hp Mariner boat motor and a Husqvama chain
saw, both taken from his stepfather's residence
on County Road 275.
According to the deputy's report, Stewart
sold the boat motor to a man for approximately
$200. Another man told deputies Stewart came
to his home and sold him the chainsaw for $75.
Both items were identified as belonging to Ray
Donaldson of Altha.


Teacher's Aide Betty Orama named

Liberty Schools Employee of the Year

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
"Come in early, stay late."
That's how the Liberty County
School-Related Employee of the
Year for 2009 sums up her work
After serving as a teacher's
aide for the past six years, Betty
Orama knows the job calls for a
lot of flexibility. She's there to
back up the teacher and give some
extra care and attention to the
students, whether they're coming
off the bus, concentrating on their
work in the classroom or running
across the playground.
She sees the staff and student
body at Hosford School as one
big family that works as a team,
and she's proud to be a part of
that. The atmosphere at the school

encourages her to go beyond her
job description by pitching in
wherever she is needed without
waiting to be asked.
"There are many hats to wear,
all of which I do with pride and
love for the students and co-
workers," she says.
Above all, she keeps in mind
that every child is different and
has special needs. She helps fill
those needs with one-on-one
help in the classroom as well as
individual tutoring and has been
part of the after-school tutoring
program for four years.
Even before getting the
teacher's aide job, she was
helping in that capacity in her own
children's classrooms, according
to Hosford School fifth-grade

teacher Linda Bontrager.
"Betty was a wonderful
parent that helped with the many
projects the children were doing
in class, class parties and any
time I needed an extra hand in
the classroom," Bontrager writes
in a letter recommending her for
the honor.
That helpful outlook continued
when she was hired to work at
the school. "Often she would tell
me I'm not your aide this year,
but I have a free period when I
can do anything you need, just
leave the work orders in my
box," Bontrager recalls, and adds,
"How wonderful it has been to
have someone that was willing
to go beyond and above of what
was required."

Betty Orama, Liberty County School-Related Employee of the
Year, is shown with Liberty County School Superintendent Sue

Sidney Edenfield selected School-Related Employee

of the Year for the Calhoun County School District

Sidney M. Edenfield, Calhoun County School Related Employee of the
Year is shown with Calhoun County School Superintendent Tommy

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Paraprofessional employee Sidney M.
Edenfield has one of those positions that makes
her indispensable she lends a hand in all
directions to ensure that everyone else is able
to do their job.
She performs that feat every day in her
position with the Calhoun County School
District's CARE program, where her duties
range from assisting students with their
reading (one of her favorite responsibilities)
to handling the daily paperwork that keeps it
all going.
When a teacher needs a break, she's ready
to step .in, whether they need someone to
watch their class or run off copies for the next
She helps serve breakfast and lunch to the
students and the rest of the day, she could be
doing anything: answering the phone, making

calls to verify attendance at home schools each
day and monitoring students' absences.
If a child's lunch account money is getting
low, she's the one who calls to notify their
If a- youngster to close to exceeding the
maximum number of allowed absents days,
she's the one who sends out the letters to alert
the family before there is a problem.
And while it's not in her job description,
she has her own view of what's expected of
her, explaining, "I try to help students with
their problems or just listen when they need
to talk."
She has worked with the CARE program,
which is located at 17283 Charlie Johns Street,
for the past year and a half and those efforts
have been recognized by her peers with her
selection as Calhoun County's School-Related
Employee of the Year for 2009.


Woods would like to see the
stimulus money made available
here but fears it is unlikely. "If
you've got something ready, you
may qualify. Small cities like
Blountstown in economically-
challenged areas are at a vast
disadvantage because you can't
put those projects on the shelf,"
he said.
He'd like. to see the city get
funding for its electrical system
and has put their name on the
list in hopes of getting $1.8
million. "That would help us
with our ongoing project to split
the city into different circuits
and improve the reliability and
efficiency of our electric system,"
he said.
"I wanted to make them
aware that Altha, Blountstown

and Calhoun County were all
working towards a multifaceted
list of projects regarding the
Hwy. 71 corridor between Altha
and Blountstown," he said of his
comments at Monday's meeting.
"We discussed the fact that Altha
paid the first leg of the project
with grant money for the sewer
system that will run from Altha
to the county airport. It really
takes all of us as a team to be
cost'effective for everybody," he
He said he was pleased with
the legislators' response, noting,
"Their remarks seem to show
they genuinely cared and were
interested in the issues of the
area. They gave everybody
ample opportunity to speak and
be heard."

Hospital administrator Ron
Gilliard told the legislators
that it was critical that they
continue to support the efforts
of Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
to allow the facility to remain
competitive while offering the
latest technology to patients.
He urged them to use stimulus
funds to reverse Medicaid
cuts, support an increase in the
tobacco tax and support matching
grants for broadband expansion
to panhandle hospital through
Enterprise Florida.
He recognized their past efforts
and said, "Due to your support,
we have not only survived but
are moving forward." He said the
hospital had $2 million in'revenue
in December 2008, compared to
$1 million in December of 2007.

"I thought it was extremely
productive," said Coley following
Monday's meetings. "Hearing
the real concerns and issues
firsthand from the citizens of
Calhoun and Liberty County help
Senator Lawson and myself better
represent them. It was important
that we had conversations about
the stimulus money and discussed
the need to work together locally
and on the state level."
She said she hopes the
groundwork was laid for bringing
stimulus. money to the area but
warned, "It's going to be difficult
for any rural area to get stimulus
money because projects have
to be shovel ready. But once
communities have projects that
might be even close, we will be
there to fight with them," she said.

Blountstown City Manager James
Woods speaks at Monday's



Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative hosts Washington, oertydcaun\
C County Schools i

D.C. youth tour contest & conducts Tallahassee trip

Electric Cooperative recently
held its annual Washington, D..
C. Youth Tour Contest at the
Honeyville Community Center
in Wewahitchka.
Each year, the Cooperative
sponsors the contest for high
school juniors whose parents or
guardians are members of Gulf-
Coast Electric. Contestants
are interviewed by a panel of
three judges from the electric
cooperative industry, and two
winners are chosen to travel
on an all-expenses-paid trip
to Washington, D. C. in June,
'where they join other, eleventh-
grade students from all over the
United States to tour our nation's
Local civic organizations'and
high schools play an important role
in the contest, as they nominate
the students who vie for the trip.
This year's contestants were:
Shannah Bober, representing
Vernon High School; Candance
Griffin, representing-the Kinard
Volunteer Fire Department; Ariel
Kemp, representing the Scotts
Ferry Volunteer Fire Department;
Santana Majors, representing
Wewahitchka High School;
Laurel Manor, representing the
Dani Newsome, representing
Port St. Joe High School;
Cody Paquette, representing
Blountstown High School; Allie
Pilcher, representing A. Crawford
Mosley High School; Baylen
Price, representing the Wetappo
Creek Volunteer Fire Department;
Zac Smith, representing the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club;
Cody Wade, representing
Wewahitchka Search and
Rescue; and Remington Wade,
representing the Wewahitchka
Volunteer Fire Department.
This year's winners are Ariel
Kemp and Zac Smith. Alternate
is Allie Pilcher.
In addition to the Washington,
D. C. trip, Gulf Coast Electric
takes all ofthe students nominated
to compete in the contest on
a two-day trip to Tallahassee.
There they tour -various sites in
Tallahassee with other eleventh-
grade participants representing
electric cooperatives across the
Students representing the
Cooperative in Tallahassee
included: Shannah Bober,
Candance Griffin, Ariel Kemp,
Santana Majors, Laurel Manor,
Allie Pilcher, Baylen. Price,
Zac Smith, Cody Wade and
Remington Wade. Gulf Coast
Electric employees Chris Davis,
Kristin Douglas, Becky Kent
and Keith Pridgeon served as
chaperones for the trip.
While in Tallahassee, the
students toured the Governor's
Mansion, then viewed the "Our
Body: The Universe Within"
exhibit at The Mary Brogan
Museum of Art and Science. They
also participated in a mock session
at the House of Representatives.

GCEC recently
held its annual
Washington, D.
C. Youth Tour
Pictured, from left,
are: Zac Smith
and Ariel Kemp,
winners; Allie
Pilcher, alternate;
and GCEC
Assistant Manager
Michael White.

NEA's Read Across America celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday

Family reading night set at Tolar

Across the country, thousands
of schools, libraries, community
centers, and more participate by
bringing together kids and books,
and you can too! NEA is calling
all of America's children, both
young- and old, to reward their
learning by celebrating the joys
of reading with Dr. Seuss on his
105th birthday. Readers of all
ages. are encouraged to celebrate
on March 2.
Our reading celebration at
W.R. Tolar will take place on
Tuesday, March 3 from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. Join us as we honor the
birthday of children's author Dr.
Seuss. We will celebrate with
food, games, prizes, and lots of
Please mark your calendars
now and feel free to call Laurie
Brandon or Brenda Green at 643-
2426 if you have questions. For
more information about how to

generate excitement for reading practices for motivating and
among America's children and teaching reading, visit www.nea.
their families and about best org/readacross.

Ann Marie Brown places 4th in

Big Bend Regional Spelling Bee
,- Ann Marie Brown,'5th
grader at W.R. Tolar
S School, did a fine job
of representing Liberty
County in the 2009
iti'mo Tallahassee Democrat
iHB lH, Big Bend Regional
ilM Spelling Bee held Feb.
'14 at the WFSU-TV
Studio. She competed
against twelve other
district champions
5--, ..,ranging from 5th-8th
... *" grade from central
SFlorida into southern
SGeorgia. Ann Marie
placed fourth overall in
the event.

Pictured left to right, in back: Haley Wa:ler, Shardae Stephens,
Stephanie Duggar. Left to right, in front: Jared Hiers, Tereza
Simmons and Olean Rosier

LCHS class of 2009 would like
to thank the following businesses
for their generous contributions
to Project Graduation: Debbie's
Beauty Shop, Wakulla Bank, City
Tire, Liberty Post, Blountstown
Small Engines, LCHS Beta Club.
If any business or individual
would like to contribute to this
year's Project Graduation, you
may contact a senior or call
Kammy Mann at (850) 566-
Chipola Literature
Festival results
On Friday, Feb. 13 students
from LCHS went to Chipola to
compete in the Chipola Literature
Festival. Our school was well
represented with the following
students: Speech Contest,
Stephanie Duggar honorable
mention; Oral Interpretation,
Haley Walker 3rd place;
Humanities Contest, Olean Rosier
3rd place; Spanish Language
Contest, Tereza Simmons 2nd


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I buttered toast, assorted fruit
Juice. I
French toast sticks and sau-1
sage, assorted cereal with
buttered toast, and assorted
fruit juice.
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assorted cereal with but-
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assorted cereal with but-
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with buttered toast, and as-1
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green beans and mixed fruit.
Alternate: Buffalo chicken
Pepperoni pizza, corn and:
apple. Alternate: Hot ham;
and cheese sandwich.
Shrimp poppers, cheese!
grits, green beans and ba-
nana. Alternate: Corn.
Cheeseburger, potato tots;
and peaches. Alternate: BBQ
riblet on a roll.
Beef and turkey taco, corn
and tropical fruit. Alternate:
Chicken burrito.

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by Jeremiah Harden
FCCLA District I proficiency
events were held Tuesday, Feb.
17. Our BHS FCCLA sponsor,
Mrs. Nancy Mears, and six
members went to an epic FCCLA
competition. The competition
was held in Bethlehem at the
Carmel Assembly of God church.
We are very proud of our very
own Jacy Richards for winning
1st place in the Occupational
Division in Interior Design. She
will be competing at the State
Conference in March, and we
wish the best of luck to Jacy. We
would also like to congratulate
Brittany Griffin, Jessica Collier,
and Caroline Johnson for earning
3rd place in the Occupational
Division in Culinary.
Juniors Compete at
Chipola College
by Alixx Smith
Ms. Kristy Watford, 11th and
12th grade English teacher at
BHS, tookninejuniors to compete
at Chipola College on Friday,
Feb. 13. These juniors, including
Jessica Collier, Stafford Dawson,
Alex Deason, Brittney Griffin,
Kevin Gutierrez, Tyler Prowant,
Quincy Segers, Laura Stoltzfus,
and Austin Aycock, competed
in categories such as grammar,
speech, humanities, literature,
and writing. Ms. Watford said,
"Everyone did an excellent job
and represented BHS with pride
and dignity. We are very proud
of everyone-who participated,
and especially proud of Laura
Stoltzfus who placed first in the
speech competition, and Kevin
Gutierrez also came in first in the
Spanish competition."
Senior information
Any senior who is planning
to purchase a senior ad for the
yearbook, please see Mrs. Pam
Ayers ASAP to reserve your
space. The deadline for. reserving
student ads is Feb 27. Seniors,

you can always partner with a
friend and share this memory
(and ad) together.
Herff Jones will be here to
deliver graduation materials
March 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. You
can see Mrs. Teresa Brantley-
Curl for your balance.
Also, Friday, Feb. 27 will be the
last day for seniors to turn in their
Senior Scholarship applications
to the Guidance office by 3:15
p.m. Applications after this time
will not be accepted.
Yard sale for BHS
Project Graduation
BHS Project Graduation and
the BMS Science Academy are.
having a yard sale on Saturday,
Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until noon
The sale will take place at the
comer of Hwy 20 and 12th Street,
just West of Hungry Howie's.
Please come out and find a
bargain while supporting our
For more information please
call Kate at 510-0887.

ABOVE: Laura Stoltzfus of Blountstown High accepts the first
place speech award from Chipola vice president Dr. Sarah
Clemmons. BELOW: A group of juniors that also went to
Chipola to compete included Jessica Collier, Stafford Dawson,
Alex Deason, Brittney Griffin, Kevin Gutierrez, Tyler Prowant,
Quincy Segers, Laura Stoltzfus and Austin Aycock,


Altha School's Kids of Character for Dec. and Jan.

Kids of Character
January: Principal
Ronnie Hand
proudly announces
Altha School's
Kids of Character
for'the month of
January: (front row)
Allyson Mears,
Chloe Chapman,
Bettyanne Crank,
Alexx Miles,
(second row)
Michelle Aaron,
Harley Willis,
Heavin Anderson,
Dallas Jones,
(back row) Taryn
Yand, Aleisa Griffin,
Selena Lynn,
Alyssa Moore, and
Brittany Peterson.
Not pictured: Carly
Young and Josiah

Kids of Character December: Principal Ronnie Hand proudly announces
Altha School's Kids of Character for the month of December: (front row)
Madison Hathaway, Autumn Nichols, Brooks Ann Mears, Kerrigan Hollis,
(second row) Sam Baggett, Angel Martinez, Stetson Branch, Sierra Lynn,
(back row) Melanie Utley, Michael Knight, Jaylon Hall, Cy Barton, Alexis
Kimbrel. Not Pictured: Joseph Moore.


of Events
Thurs., Feb. 26:
Baseball, away at Wewa
at 6 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 27: Baseball,
away at Bozeman at 6
p.m.; Softball, away at
Cottondale at 4/6 p.m.
Mon., March 2:
Baseball, home against
Bozeman at 6 p.m.
Wed., March 4: Herff
Jones for Seniors, 10 a.m.
1 p.m.

Altha School
Calendar .
of Events :

4:30/6:30 p.m.; V Softball
at Bozeman, 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27 -
Wallace Math Olypiad;
JV/V Baseball at
Cottondale, 4/6 p.m.
Monday, March 2 -- 7th
& 8th grade Science Field.
Trip; MS Softball at Tolar,
3 p.m.; MS Baseball vs
SBlountstown, 3:30 p.m.;
V Softball vs Munroe, 5
Tuesday, March 3 -- V
Softball at Malone, 6 p.m.;
V Baseball at Bozeman,
6 p.m.;
Thursday, March 5
S-- MS Baseball at Grand
Ridge, 3:30 p.m.; MS
Softball at Poplar Springs
(DH); 4 p.m.
Friday, March 6 --
JV/V Baseball vs Sneads,
4/6:30 p.m.; V Softball vs
BHS, 6 p.m.


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Floridians should spread the word, not the weeds

by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County

The 10th Annual National
Invasive Weeds Awareness Week
is February 22-27, 2009. This
week long awareness campaign
is intended to focus national
attention on the impacts caused
by invasive plant species.
Throughout both urban and
rural areas, invasive, non-native
plants pose numerous threats to
the Florida landscape, especially
on public lands such as parks
and state natural areas. Invasive
plant species overrun a variety
of habitats, displace native plant
populations, disrupt plant/animal
associations, deprive wildlife of
needed food sources, significantly
reduce plant and wildlife diversity,

jeopardize rare and !3
endangered plants
and animals, support
nonnative pathogens
and pests, and can
alter ecosystem
processes such
as fire frequency/
intensity, water and "
nutrient availability, i
soil chemistry
and erosion. In
addition, invasive .
plant species have a
significant negative-
impact on agriculture
and forestry.
Across the nation, the most
significant invasive weeds are
spreading at approximately 15%
per year. This rate of spread will
result in a doubling of infested
acres in less than five years.
According to a recent Cornell


University report, the economic
impact of invasive plants and
weeds in the U.S. is estimated at
$34.7 billion annually.
Education is the key in the fight
against invasive plants. We must
educate citizens at the local level
so they understand the impacts
invasive plants have on our native
ecosystems, even the impacts
to our economy. Throughout
Invasive Weed Awareness Week,
take some time to look around
and see which invasive plants are
growing in your area.
We encourage you to learn
how to identify these Florida
invasive plants so that you can
help stop their spread:
Chinese tallow tree: The
Chinese tallow, a.k.a. popcorn
tree, was introduced from China

.. in the early 1900s and
has since invaded most
of the southeastern
U states. It is a small tree
whose seeds are widely
dispersed by birds and
water runoff. The tree's
attractive, light green,
heart-shaped leaves
that yield bright yellow
and red fall colors
have made it a popular
ornamental. However,'
this tree is threatening to
become the prominent
component of marshes,
river margins, and dry
uplands within its expanding
range. Further planting of this
tree is prohibited by the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and it is listed
as a noxious weed by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and
the Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Hydrilla: Hydrilla spreads
when fragments are transported
from one water body to another,
usually by boats and their trailers.
It grows quickly to form dense
mats that shade out and replace
native plants. -
Cogongrass: This is a perennial
grass that grows 3 to 10 feet tall
and forms dense monocultures.
Cogongrass is extremely
aggressive and often grows so
thick it prevents other plants from
growing. The rhizomes can grow

4 feet deep into the ground which
makes this plant very difficult to
Air Potato: Air potato is a vine
that produces 'potatoes in the air'.
This invasive vine from Africa
was introduced into Florida in
1905. Aside from kudzu, it is the
most aggressive invasive vine in
Florida. It quickly grows to 60-
70 feet in length, high enough
to overtop and shade out native
trees. The air potato is a member
of the yam family and produces
many aerial tubers (potato-like
growths), which eventually fall
off and grow into new plants.
Japanese Climbing Fern:
Japanese climbing fern can grow
in sun or shade, damp, disturbed
or undisturbed areas. It can grow
so dense that it forms- a living
'wall', leading to the elimination
of seedlings and other native
vegetation. Japanese climbing
fern was added to the Florida
Noxious Weed List in 1999. It is a
major problem in pine plantations,
causing contamination and
harvesting problems for the pine
straw industry.
For more information on
how to properly identify and
remove non-native, invasive
plants, contact your local
Extension Office or visit our
website at

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Due to the recent increase in
homeowner questions regarding
growing their own food, the
Jackson County Extension
Service and Master Gardeners.
have put together a new series
of educational programs. These
programs are directed at providing
area residents basic knowledge
about "growing their own food".
Although geared toward the
homeowner, the programs should
be comprehensive enough to
provide something new for almost
The first in this series is
entitled, "Backyard Vegetables".
This will be a 4-part program
starting Saturday Feb. 28 from 9
a.m.- 2 p.m. and then held each
of the following three Tuesday



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The Saturday class will
cover things you need to
know before you start such as
selecting an appropriate garden
site, determining size, type
and different methods of bed
preparation. A soil scientist from
the University of Florida will give
a talk on Panhandle soils, pH,
fertilizers and other nutrients.
For the second class, a
professor of botany from Florida
A&M will cover Right Plant/
Right Place, crop rotation and
plant families. Followed by a
class covering different methods
of starting the garden such as
seeds v/s sets, determining the
harvest needs and plant growth

requirements. The last session
will cover garden maintenance,
mulching, herbicides, pesticides,
insecticides, diseases and off-
season care.
The cost of the 4-part program
is $40 which includes lunch on
Saturday, a garden soil sample
and analysis, the book, "Vegetable
Gardening in Florida", and copies
of various IFAS publications.
For those sharing books and
soil sample, the cost is $20.
Your prepaid registration should
be made by Friday, Feb. 27.
For additional information or
registration, call the Jackson
County Extension Service at
482-9620, and visit the office at
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue,#3,

Purple Martin program and

set for workshop March 3
Veteran Master Gardener Judy Shelton and the Jackson County
Master Gardeners are having their third annual Purple Martin Program
and Workshop Tuesday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jackson
County Extension Office, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna.
This should be a fun day filled with lots of information and
recreation. The program will include Martin House Basics, Nesting
areas, Myths, Predators, Parasites and Expanding a Colony. After the
classroom session will be a hands-on activity where you will build
your own gourd bird house.
The cost of the program is $15 which includes educational material,
gourd and a light lunch. Additional gourds will be available for sale.
To pre-register, please call the Jackson County Extension Service at
482-9620 by Monday, March 2.


Liberty SWAT hosts 'Power Unl
from the Liberty County M w S
Health Department U
On Jan. 29 and 30, Liberty
S 'County Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT)
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Unlimited consists of six people
s v ne whose mission in life is to
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The team shared with K-4th I|
graders Thursday morning, Jan.
29 at Tolar Middle School and
5th-8th grades that afternoon. I
Anthony"Rev. Hardbody"Bechham, founder of Power Unlimited, Friday morning, Jan. 30 the
prepares for his famous 'Helicopter' presentation where he lifts team challenged students from .
student volunteers and spins them around (below). Liberty County High School to
make the right choices now, so
that their choices don't make
you later. Friday afternoon the
team finished their presentation
at Hosford Elementary and Jr.
High School.
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the county Tobacco Program -
Specialist. "It was good to
see almost 1000 young people
being challenged to make better
The event was organized
by SWAT coordinators Jeff
Sewell (TMS), Desirae Sewell
(Hosford) and Grant Grantham
(LCHS). Without their help this
could not have been possible.
Q We also would like to thank Mrs.
Kathy Nobles, Hal Summers
and Harriet Brady for allowing
us the opportunity to speak
into the life of the youth in our
L. ,- i,! For more information
". concerning SWAT, please
contact Michael Collins at
the Liberty County Health
Department 850-643-2415 ext.

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Continued efforts to

keep FL 'Smoke Free'

Do you remember going to eat
at a restaurant and having to ask
the waiter for a seat in the non-
smoking section? Then you had to
pass through the clouds of smoke
to reach your seat and even then
being surrounded by the endless
flow of toxic stench? Gone are
the days of having to hold your
breath while you try to enjoy your
meal. The Florida Legislature
enacted the Florida Clean Indoor
Air Act (FCIAA) in 1985 to
protect people from the health
hazards of secondhand smoke. In
Nov. 2002, seventy-one percent
of Florida's citizens voted for a
Constitutional Amendment to
prohibit smoking in all enclosed
indoor workplaces. The smoke
free law became effective July
1, 2003. Now you may be
wondering who is responsible
for the enforcement of this law.
The Dept. of Health and the

Department of Business and
Professional Regulation are
responsible. The Dept. of
Health enforces the FCIAA in
all facilities that not regulated
by the Dept. of Business and
Professional Regulation.
Listed here is the information that
- you will need to file a compliant.
*Name of workplace (where
violation is occurring);
*The mailing address, city,
county and zip code;
*Nature of the violation (ex.
smoking in an enclosed indoor
workplace); and
*If available, provide a
telephone number and name
of the person in charge of the
workplace. To file a complaint
call toll free 1-800-337-3742.
For information on the Calhoun
County Tobacco Free Partnership,
call Pamela McDaniel at 850-
674-5645, Ext. 236.

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Boys'and Girls

Ages 4-18

Sign up at First Baptist
Church of Bristol
S10677 NW Michaux Rd
Bristol, Florida 32321

Deadline is March 7, 2009

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

with games beginning

A donation of $35 will help cover the cost of t-
shirts, trophies & banquet. A limited amount of
scholarships are available for those who may
For more information,
please call 643-5400
Monday through
Thursday from 7J t 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. E.T.

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Baseball league holds meeting

The monthly business meeting
of the Big Bend Baseball league
S- was held on Saturday, Feb. 14
at the league headquarters in the
-- -" Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol.
Business matters consisted
of the confirmation of a slate of
officers for the 2009 baseball
Officers confirmed were:
Morrel Bailey, League
Commissioner; Donald Stephens,
Assistant Commissioner Western
Division; Ray Carver, Assistant
Commissioner Eastern Division;
Donna Milton, Administrative
Assistant to the Commissioner;
Charollett Bailey, Treasurer; and
Harold Bailey, Promotional and

Publicity Chairman for the league.
Also, five teams committed to
entering the league with three
additional teams expected to
franchise at the special called
meeting in Bristol on Feb. 28.
Teams committed to league play
thus far include the Chattahoochee
Red Birds, the Bristol Diamond
Dogs, the QuincyAll Stars, with a
Franklin County team expected to
commit on Feb. 28. In the western
division teams committed were;
the Bay County Brewers; Gulf
County (Wewa/St. Joe), Calhoun
County (Blountstown/Altha),
with Jackson County Blue Jays
expected to commit at the called
meeting on Feb. 28.

Wildcats fall to Munroe Bobcats 12-2

by Jim McIntosh
The Wildcats found themselves
with silent bats in their season
opener last Tuesday night against
the Munroe Bobcats and lost 12-2
in five innings.
Altha's varsity prevented a
shutout by scoring 2 runs in the
fifth inning. Jake Edenfield drew
a bases loaded walk to plate Jake
Hall, who had reached after
being hit by a pitch. Next, Ethan
Byler ripped a grass burner back
up the middle that was deflected
by the Bobcats' pitcher but it
allowed D.J. Griswold to score
the Wildcats' (0-1) only other
The flood gates opened for
the Bobcats in the third inning,
After scoring a first inning run,
they tacked on 7 more runs. Two
of those came off of their 3 hits.
Altha contributed to Munroe's
other 5 runs courtesy of 2 fielding
errors, hitting 2 batters, and
issuing a walk.
Four more runs would be
added by the Bobcats in the fourth
The Wildcats' Corey Johnson
was saddled with the loss. In
2 1/3 innings he surrendered 5
runs with only 3 being earned.
He issued a walk and stuck out
one batter.
Earlier in the afternoon the
junior varsity Wildcats also found
themselves on the losing side of
an 8-1 score.
Altha scored their lone run in
the first inning. With one out,
a throwing error by Monroe's
third baseman allowed Justin
Waldroff to reach second base.
Another throwing error by the

third baseman allowed Waldroff
to take third and Kyler Dew
to reach first. Waldroff scored
courtesy of a passed ball.
The Bobcats tied the game in
the bottom of the first inning off
of one of Altha's 4 errors they
committed in the game.
Corey Barton reached on an
infield single in the second inning
but was stranded at second base
when the inning ended.
Jesse Hall singled to left field
to lead off the third inning but
a double play erased his base
running opportunity.
Munroe tacked on 4 more runs
in the bottom of the third inning
and added their final 3 runs in the
fourth inning.
Starting pitcher Jacob O'Bryan
was saddled with the. loss. He
went 3 innings, gave up 5 runs
(only 2 were earned) off of 4
hits, struck out 3 Bobcats and
surrendered only one walk.
ALTHA, FEB. 19--The varsity
Wildcats had to wait an extra
1:15 to play their home opener
and the wait wasn't worth it. Six
errors allowed the East Gadsden
Jaguars to score 7 unearned runs
and take home an 8-4 win.
The Jaguars (1-0) put up 2 runs
in the second inning and they
posted 3 more runs in the third.
Altha (0-2) cut into that lead
by scratching out 2 runs of their
own in the bottom of the third
inning. Caleb Morris reached
first on the catcher's error after
striking out. D.J. Griswold was
issued a walk and Morris moved
to second. The Jaguars' pitcher
balked advancing Morris to third
base and Griswold to second.
Tyler Huffpicked up a RBI when

his infield single scored Morris.
Ethan Byler was credited with a
RBI after his bases-loaded walk
plated Griswold.
East Gadsden chalked up 2
more runs in the fourth inning.
Two more runs were generated
by the Wildcats in the fifth inning.
Jacob Warner drew a one-out walk
and stole second base. Next, Jake
Edenfield was issued a walk. A
wild pitch allowed Warner to take
third base ad Edenfield advanced
to second. Ethan Byler's single
up the middle plated Warner.
Edenfield stole third base and
scored on a Jaguar's error that
allowed Corey-Johnson to reach
The Jaguars scored their final
run in the sixth inning.
Although he was ,tagged
with the loss, freshman Tyler
Huff pitched the complete game
striking out 12 of the 36 batters
he faced. He gave up one
earned run, allowed 4 hits and
surrendered 4 walks.
The Wildcats tried to pick
up their first win last night in
Wewa. (Read the game details in
next week's edition). Tomorrow
(Thursday) they'll travel to
Malone. The juniorvarsity game
is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (CT)
followed by the varsity at 6:30
p.m. (CT). They'll play their first
district game in Cottondale on
Friday. Junior varsity action gets
underway at 4 p.m. (CT) followed
by the varsity at 6 p.m. (CT). The
JV hosts Blountstown's middle
school Monday at 3:30 p.m.
(CT). Southport is the site of the
varsity's district match up with
the Bozeman Bucks on Tuesday
at 6 p.m. (CT).

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Covenant Hospice seeks volunteers

for fourth annual Garden Gala event

MARIANNA Covenant seeking volunteers to help
Hospice will host the 4th plan, prepare and present the
Annual Garden Gala from 6 event. Volunteers are needed
to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at for all areas of the event.
the National Guard Armory, The Garden Gala committee
located at 3645 Hwy 90 West will be holding its monthly
in Marianna. The Garden meeting at Noon Thursday,
Gala Committee is currently Feb. 26 at the Covenant

March 13 is signup cutoff

date for farm bill programs

State Conservationist Carlos Suarez with USDA-Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces March 13
as the cutoff date for two Farm Bill conservation programs. All
applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program
(EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
will be accepted until close of business on March 13.
EQIP and WHIP offer financial and technical assistance to
install structural and management practices on eligible non-
federal lands to address natural resource concerns and wildlife
habitat restoration. Conservation treatment activities for EQIP
and WHIP are carried out in accordance to a conservation plan
that is developed with the landowner or manager.
State-wide priorities for EQIP include erosion control, water
quality, water quantity, animal / plant health and confined
livestock operations. Priorities for WHIP include habitat-
restoration on scrubby flatwoods, pine rocklands, tropical
hammocks, and native grasslands for bobwhite quail. Individual
county priorities may vary slightly due to locally established
For additional details on these Farm Bill programs and for
specific eligibility requirements to participate, contact Brian
McGraw, District Conservationist, or Cathy Davis, SWCD
Secretary, at (850)674-8271 ext. 3.
The USDA-NRCS Blountstown Field Office is located at
17413 NW Leonard Street, Blountstown, Florida (zip code
32424). You can access the Florida NRCS website at http://

.SNEADS Heamon Lee Lister, 80, of Sneads,
passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 at his home.
Born in Canoe, AL, he had lived in Sneads for the
past 8 years, moving there from Wewahitchka. He
was a retired veteran of World War II, Korea and
Vietnam serving in the Army and the Air Force. He
was a lab technician for Calhoun Liberty Hospital
for 30 years and was an avid Florida Gator fan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona,
and his sisters Joan Hall, Joyce Walker and Hazel
Survivors include five sons: Christopher Lister
and his wife Yalonda ofWewahitchka, Doug Lister
of Atlanta, Mark Lister of Ft. Lauderdale, Frank
Lister and Gram Lister; three daughters, Melody
Green and her husband Mark of Sneads, Suzie
Farmer and her husband Neil of Atlanta and Janie
Brunson; three stepdaughters, Cynthia Sumner and
her husband Ken of Bristol, Sherry Bozeman and
her husband Ricky of Bristol and Sheila Hatcher
and her husband Jimmy of Bristol; two sisters,
Jewel Perl and Lil Kiledinger; 15 grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday Feb. 19 from the
Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the

Hospice branch, located at
4440 Lafayette St., Suite
C and a light lunch will be
"The Garden Gala is our
signature fundraising event
of the year. Proceeds from
the gala will help further the
mission on Covenant Hospice
in Calhoun, Jackson, Holmes
and Washington County," said
Jennifer Griffin, Development
Manager for Covenant Hospice.
Covenant Hospice is a not-for-
profit organization dedicated
to providing comprehensive
compassionate service to
patients and their loved ones
during times of life limiting
illnesses, based on need,
regardless of ability to pay.
The Garden Gala is critical to
furthering Covenant's mission
in the Marianna service area.
"Proceeds from the Garden
Gala help offset the $1.6 million
of indigent care; along with
contributing to the programs
not reimbursed by Medicare,
such as Bereavement & Social
Services, Chaplain Services,
Children Support Services
and Volunteer Programs," said
To volunteer for the
Garden Gala committee or
for more information, call
Jennifer Griffin at 482-8520
or 209-0221, or via email,
mail to:Jennifer.griffin@

BLOUNTSTOWN-Harvey G. Detweiler, 87,
of Blountstown passed away Saturday, Feb. 21,
2009, at his home. He was born on Feb. 22, 1921 in
Bucks County, PA and had lived in Calhoun County
for most of his life. He was a retired carpenter,
farmer, maintenance man and mechanic. He was
preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary
Detweiler; a brother, Willis Detweiler; two sisters,
Marie and Edna Detweiler; a grandson, Daniel
Shane Brock. He was a member of Rivertown
Community Church in Blountstown.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Detweiler
of Blountstown; one son, Merrill Detweiler and his
wife, Marie of Tallahassee; five daughters, Elaine
Anders and her husband Jerry of Bristol, Mary
Jane Shrik and her husband, Stan of Lyndhurst,
VA, Sharon Yoder and her husband, David, Ruth
Ann Eberly and her husband Doyle and Carolyn
Brock and her husband Danny, all of Blountstown;
one brother, Paul Detweiler of Pennsylvania; 17
grandchildren, 34 great-granchildren and seven
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Rivertown
Community Church in Blountstown with Paul Smith
and Gerald Derstine officiating. Interment followed
in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The
family will accept flowers but anyone wishing may
make contributions may do so to Covenant Hospice,
4440 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

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Get your tickets now for the men's and women's

state basketball tournament set for March 4-7

MARIANNA-The local
motels filled with some
very tall visitors when 16
community college basketball
teams converge on Marianna for
the Florida Junior College Men's
and Women's State Basketball

Tournament set for March 4-7 at
Chipola College
Advance tickets are now on
sale for the four-day event.
Some 400 basketball players
from 16 men's and women's
teams, along with coaches,

Chipola hosts Scholarship

Seminar Sunday March 1
The Chipola College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host a
Scholarship Seminar, Sunday, March 1, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the
Continuing Education Building.
The meeting is planned for graduating high school seniors and
students planning to transfer to a university. Information on merit-
based and need-based scholarships to Chipola and other colleges will
be available.
Those planning to attend are asked to call PTK public relations
officer Cassie Mitchell at (850) 557-3307.

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cheerleaders and fans will fill
nearly 200 Irotel rooms during
the tourney. Numerous Division
I College coaches and recruiters
also are expected to scout the
talent in the competition.
Tournament officials estimate
that more than $250,000 will flow
into the area during the tournament
from food, lodging, recreation
and incidental expenses.
The Jackson County Tourist
Development Council awarded
a $10,000 grant to help promote
and operate the tournament.
Waste Management is official
host sponsor for the event.
Other sponsors include: the
Florida Lottery, Florida Credit
Union League, Community
South Credit Union, Focus Credit
Union, Jackson County Teachers
Credit Union and Tyndall Federal
Credit Union.
Tournament passes-$25 for
adults and $15 for students-will
get fans into all 14 exciting
tournament games. Single
session tickets-two games-are
$10 each.
The women's tournament
begins Wednesday, March 4, with
the men's tournament set to tip off
Thursday, March 5. Games times
are 1, 3, 6 and 8, on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday.
The women's championship is
Saturday at 5 p.m., with the men's

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championship at 7:30 p.m.
The Chipola men's team
will play in the tournament as
Panhandle Conference champion.
Gulf Coast's men are making
their first tournament appearance
in several years.

The Lady Indians have earned
a spot in the tournament, but
are still neck and neck with
conference rival Gulf Coast.
For ticket information, call 718-
2220, or visit the official tourney
.web site at:

Chipola students complete

network project for restaurant
MARIANNA-The Chi.pola College Network
Administration class recently completed a project for Jim's
Buffet & Grill.
Under the direction of instructor Dean Giles, students
installed a new network linking the front and back offices.
The new network allows DSL expenses to be cut in half.
Instructor Giles said, "Hands-on experience is a key
element to the learning process. Projects like this allow
students to apply what they have learned while serving in
the community."
Jim's Buffet owner Tarek Gad, who was grateful for the
help, wishes to extend a 10 percent discount to any Chipola
student or employee.
For more information about the Network Administrator
program, contact Giles at 718-2392.

JUCO TEAM HOSTS-Several local families have volunteered to serve as hosts for the 16
teams which will be in town, March 4-7, for the State Junior College Basketball Tournament at
Chipola College. Pictured from left, are: (front) Vickie Curry, Jo Ann Everett, Yvette Pittman,
Tracy Dudley, Eddie Hilton, Eulice Bryant, Caretha Everett, (back) John Ellerbee, Patrick Bryan,
Leroy Boone, Willie Spires, Hubert Williams, Ralph Harrison and Waymon Moneyham. Not
pictured are Jay Mitchell and Merle Houston.



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


Baby boy clothes 0-9 months,
some name brands (Oshkosh, Le-
vi's, The Baby Store) other baby
items, swing, bath tub, etc. Call
674-2018. 2-25,3-4

Men's black leather jacket, brand
new, never worn, size 2X (runs
small), $100. Call 447-4529. 2-25,3-4

4 in 1 game table for kids, pool,
ping pong, air hockey and foose
ball, $50. Call 643-2812. 2-25,3-4

Few boxes of toys, army soldiers,
$20 for all. Call 643-2812 2-25,3-4

Two wigs, new, 1 light, 1 dark,
paid $35 each, asking $15 each.
Call 674-3264. 2-25,3-4

Wedding ring set, paid $85 ask-
ing $35; coffee table, $60; few as-
sorted dolls, $10-12 each. Call
674-3264. 2-25,3-4

Trampoline, used, $65. Call 643-
7378. 2-25,3-4

55-gal. fish tank, with all acces-
sories, everything included, $120.
Call 625-0265. 2-25, 3-4

Exerciser, $10; hair dryer, $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.

Small chest freezer, heavy duty,
great condition, $40. Call 625-
0265. 2-25,3-4

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


Prom dress, new, never been
worn, 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


Twin bed set, mattress and box
springs, headboard, frame, $50;
brand new complete comforter
set w/sheets, striped brown, red &
green, $25. Call 643-2812.
2-25, 3-4

Kimball Piano, excellent
edition, $600; Antique fu
dresser, chest of drawers
each or $600 for both. CE

Glass top table with six cus
chairs, $150. Call 643-512

Green recliner, $100; soil
baby cradle $175; exercise
exercise bike $25; night sta
Call 643-5751 or 643-2794

Metal bunk bed, $65; oi
spring, like new, $25. Ca

Baby crib, excellent condit
mattress, $30. Call 379-87

Bunk bed loft, excellent
tion, $350. Call 379-8410.

Trundle baby bed with ma
only used a few weeks, $8


Stereo system, CD/AM/F
mote control, sells for $13
ing $40. Call 643-2568

Yamaha full size keyboa
stand, model DGX-505,
features, like new, paid ovE
asking $300; Yamaha
6-string acoustic guitar, ir
new set of strings and ele
tuner, $100; electric guitar
bridge and strings, $25; F
dual deck cassette player/
er used less than two hou
new, $25. Call 379-931(
5:30 p.m. weekdays or a

RCA 26" TV w/stand, with con-
verter, excellent shape, $325. Call
762-4533. 2-25,3-4

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-
2422. -
2-18, 2-25

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

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1995 Cadillac Seville SLS,
$2,000. Call 674-5583. 2-25,3-4

2-25,3-4 2001 Silver Chevy Malibu, all
power, great condition, $2,500
d wood OBO. Call 209-3582. 2-25,3-4
er $50;
nd $25. 1989 Geo Metro, white with grey
afe 2. interior, standard, sunroof, 82,000
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2-18,2-25 age, good shape, $8,500. Call
762-8459 or 272-1126. 2-18, 2-25
2-18, 2001 Chevy Impala, automatic
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2-25,3-4 1998 Toyota 4x4 4-Runner lim-
ited, 3.4 liter V-6 engine, 4-speed,
rd with sun-roof, power seats, $5,000.
lots of Call 447-0836. 2-18,2-25
er $600
Eterna 1979 Dodge MH, five new tires,
includes new starter, $2,995. Call 762-
ectronic 8205. 2-18, 2-25
Pioneer 1997 Tahoe, excellent condition,
'record- loaded, REDUCED! Call 643-
irs, like 2568 or 643-6740 after 4 p.m. and
0, after weekends. 2-18,2-25

Two tires, size P235/75R15, less
than 1,000 miles, $75 for both.
Call 762-4533. 2-25,3-4

Four tires, 18" Toyota Tundra
stock rims w/BFGoodrich tires
size, P275-65-R18, $600. Call
237-2706. 2-25,3-4

Truck bed liner with aluminum
top rails, came off 1974 Nissan
pickup, $40. Call 674-6242.
2-25, 3-4

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

Chihuahua Puppies
4 female and 1 male available
? for $150 each
- 674-3011 or 643-1964
2-18 & 2-25

M & W Self
Storage Rentals
7 days a week service
5'x 10' ..... 20
10' 0'.......?35
10'x 20' .....?70
10' x 25'. ....90
Call 762-9555. 762-8807
or 762-8597 .

First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held
March 7 at 7 p.m. (Old
Coins, Tools, Collectibles,
candy, food & Misc. items) *
Free setup for yard sale every
Saturday. Public is invited.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
Phone: 643-7740
AB1226 AU0001722

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

Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
TTD/TTY 711.
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In Bristol
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 11/2 bath
In Blountstown
*1-room efficiency,
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
Phone 643-7740

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A Chevrolet
A large selection of new and used cars are
now available at Rahal-Chevrolet in Marianna!

Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any-
time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-3051.

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.



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

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



2004 Honda CBR 1000 RR, low
mileage, like factory new, extreme-
ly fast, $6,500, serious inquiries
only. Call 227-4881. 2-25,3-4

1995 Golf cart, needs battery,
$150 OBO. Call 237-1250.
2-18, 2-25
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



Craftsman 1/2 hp. belt drive ga-
rage door opener, new in box,
$75. Call 762-4533. 2-25, 3-4

2007 Gooseneck trailer, 7 x
22, with two 5,200 lb. axles, two
brakes, safety break away, LED
lights, wood deck, HD ramps and
gate, excellent condition, tandem
jack legs, $4,000. Call 251-1416.
2-25, 3-4

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-
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


FOUND: 'dog, female, friendly,
smart, housebroke, car broke,
long ears, white, light brown,
young dog, eats good, found about
six miles from Shelton's Corner,
weighs approximately 40 lbs. Call
762-3266. 2-25, 3.4

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 mix, 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

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.

2005 Palomino Puma Camper,
25 ft, 2 door, living room, slide
sleeps 6, excellent condition, fully
equipped, includes all hitch equip-
ment, $10,500. Call 643-4491.

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


Female Pug, full blooded, approx-
imately 4 months old. Call 674-
9495. 2-25, 3-4

Free puppies, mixed breed, par-
ents on premises. Call 762-4156.
2-25, 3-4

Free puppies, Pippin Cemetery
Road, 8 weeks old, mixed breed.
Call 762-4856. 2-25, 3-4

Free Black Lab, male, 2 years
old, very sweet. Call 545-1253.
2-25, 3-4

Wanted: Beagle or Basset
Hound, sex or age doesn't matter.
Call 447-4643. 2-25, 3-4

Blood Hound/Black & Tan pup-
pies, 6 weeks old, no papers,
$100. Call 643-7436. 2-25,3-4

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


Light utility trailer, approximate-
ly 5x8 with drop ramp. Call 272-
5184 2-25, 3-4

Two stroke dirt bike, any size,
running or not. Call 447-0334.
2-25, 3-4

Rugs, bathroom sink and furni-
ture. Call 674-3264. 2-25,3-4

Someone to do some painting
and take scrap metal for trade.
Call 674-3264. 2-25,3-4

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

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



15 hp. Evinrude motor, short
staff, tiller handle, $425; 65 hp Su-
zuki motor, runs good, new prop,
comes with controls. $1,650'. Call
227-4881. 2-25, 3-4

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


BHS Project Graduation and
the BMS Science Academy are
having a YARD SALE on Satur-
day, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until noon
(CT). The sale will take place at
the corner of Hwy 20 and 12th
street just west of Hungry How-
ie's. Please come out and find
a bargain while supporting our
students! For more information
please call Kate at 510-0887.

Yard sale, Saturday Feb. 28 from
7:30 a.m. until (CT), located in
Blountstown on Charlie Johns
Street, men's western shirts, la-
dies clothing, household items,
toys, kids clothes, etc.

Two family yard sale, Saturday,
Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. lo-
cated at the Liberty County Court-
house parking lot, adult clothes,
boy clothes, baby items, house-
hold items, will cancel if rain.


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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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"An Equal Opportunity Employer"
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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-

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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.


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

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 to reject any
and all proposals, waive technical
errors, waive any informalities or
irregularities, and award the con-
tracts in the best interest of the


SNotice to Receive Bids

Bilico Construction, Inc. will receive
quotes from local subcontractors
for the Liberty County Emergency
Operation Center. Bid's should be
received by 3/10/09. Subcontrac-
tors interested in bidding should
contact Bilico Construction toll
free # 877-454-2702. Or via email: or fax

Notice is hereby given:

James B. Wilson Jr.
Last known address of 40830
15413 NW CR 12
Bristol, FI 32321

You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question.
You are required to contact the
Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol,
Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this publish-
ing. Failure to respond will result
in a determination of ineligibility by
the Supervisor and your name will
be removed from the statewide
voter registration system.

Marcia A. Wood
Liberty County Supervisor of Elec-
P.O. Box 597
Bristol, Florida 32321
Date: 2-25-09 -2.509

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room additions
ed & Insured....


Lawn Care & More
"When it comes to your
lawn, just give me a call
. cause I can do it all!"
Call Linda Haines 643-2491
14632 NW SR 20 -Bristol

Tractor for Hire
Lawn Care & Tractor Work

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Call for your FREE quote (850)251,1416

2John "Handy" Mann
Home Improvements
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Drywall Plumbing
Additions Decks
Painting Roofing
Siding Carpentry
Call 674-6410/447-0810
Over 35 yrs experience
Licensed & Insured


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all occasions.
Live and silk
We specialize in
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good price!
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inquiries after president's c
President Obama's recent call volunteers are an integral part of
to service seems to have had an Big Bend Hospice, we are always
effect in our community. Di in need of those willing to give of
Troch, Volunteer Coordinator at their time."
Big Bend Hospice reports that she Volunteer opportunities
has been receiving more calls than include patient/family volunteers,
usual inquiring about volunteer Hospice House greeters, life
opportunities. "The calls have review volunteers and grief
picked up over the past several support volunteers, to name
weeks since President Obama's just a few. "We have volunteer
plea for a renewed commitment opportunities in Leon and the
of service to the community," seven surrounding counties that
said Mrs. Troch. "Since our Big Bend Hospice serves, and

Greg Willis

Tree Service
Tree Removal
Tree Trimming I
Phone: 643-5582 Mobile: 643-7372
Mobile: 643-7107
10376 N. W. Willis Way in Bristol LICENSED & INSURED

Land Clearing & Fencing
*Dozer and Excavation work
Demolition Pond Digging
Road Building Field Fence
r Barbed Wire Tractor Work
Clay O'Neal Over 15 years experience
SClayON50 762-402
4433 NW County Road 274 (850) 762-9402
L Altha, FI 32421 Cell (850) 832-5055 ,




Reasonable Rates
Locally owned
and operated

Call Bob


(850) 639-2225

Reasonable rates
Free estimates
Call Chris Nissley
674-8081 or
643-8561 (Cell)..

William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & nsrured coniracior & rooler
Concrele work. -
landscape pressure
cleaning. renjvaiions l
seamless guner. N
pamnlng .inyl.
& screen enclosure
Call 674-8092.


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Featuring Telogia ID!!!!!!
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Located 5 miles north of Blountstown on Hwy. 69

re volunteer

all to service
training are coming up in all
of those counties," said Mrs.
Neal Floyd has been both a
patient/family and bereavement
volunteer for Big Bend Hospice
for more than two years. "I was
able to see first hand the kind of
care that hospice provides when
my Mother became ill in 1998,"
said Neal. "After I retired I had
time to concentrate on ways. to
give back to the community and I
immediately thought of Big Bend
Hospice. I soon received training
as both a patient/family volunteer
and bereavement, volunteer and
really do feel that I get back from
the patients and families as much
or more than I give!"
Hopefully, the President's
plea will inspire others to
embrace the spirit of service.
For more information and to learn
more about Big Bend Hospice
volunteer training dates, please
contact Travia Cohen at 850-
556-1786, or mailto:travia@

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