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== Volume 29, Number 11 Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009
Bristol couple charged with
operating meth lab at home
A family member plays with "Dibo" near the
opening in the fence where one of his owners
says he saw his neighbor. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
is charged with
attempt to poison
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Blountstown City Councilman David Blair, 64,
has been charged with attempted cruelty to an animal
after he allegedly tried to poison his neighbor's
Verna Patterson, 42, said her son thwarted the
attempt when he grabbed a piece of sausage stuffed
with five pellets of rat poison that was tossed over
the fence where the family's rottweiler "Dibo" is
chained to a pole behind their residence at 20248
NW Evans Avenue.
Their back yard meets Blair's, whose home faces
Hwy. 71. The dog was chained next to a utility
Justin Watson, 21, was sitting in the computer
room of the Patterson home around 11:30 Thursday
when the dog started barking.
"You can see the whole back yard from the
computer room," his mother said. Through a missing.
board in the fence, "Justin saw David Blair stomping
to get the dog's attention. Then he saw him toss
something over the fence."
She said Justin ran to get the sausage and found
the poison pellets inside.
When asked what he was doing, Blair replied,
"I'm trying to make the dog be quiet," according
Justin called his mother at work and told her,
"Mama, this man's trying to kill the dog."
She then contacted the Blountstown Police
Department before going home.
After the poison-stuffed sausage was turned over
to the police, one of the officers who responded to
the scene commented that he had seen Blair that
morning at the co-op in Blountstown, according
to Patterson. It was later confirmed that he had
purchased rat poison there earlier that day.
See COUNCILMAN continued on page 3
James Hardy Whittington
Melissa Ann Whittington
oy Teresa EubanKs. Journal Editor
A Bristol couple % as arrested Friday
after officers from the Liberty Calhoun
Drug Task Force served a search
warrant on their home and found the
ingredients, tools and supplies needed
to make methamphetamine.
Arrested w as James Hardy
Whittington. 39. and his w ife, Melissa
Ann Whirtington. 33, who live at 12481
NW Eric Circle with their ll-year-
old son. Both were charged with
manufacture of methamphetamine.
possession of listed chemicals and
Members of the Drug Task Force
arrived at the home at 3:49 p.m.
Friday and found James Whittington
standing in the open doorway. Officers
who came up from behind the mobile
home discovered an operational
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home for questioning as task force
members collected evidence at the
scene. She later admitted to buying
listed chemicals for her husband.
In the arrest report, officers noted that
the couple's son \\as in the presence of
dangerous chemicals which could hae
resulted in an explosion. He was also
potentially exposed to carcinogens
known to be extremely dangerous to
Chemicals were found in varying
stages of the meth-making process,
with investigators discovering
methamphetamine residue in the
tubing attached to a gas generator
found under the back porch, along with
an unspecified amount of hydrochloric
In the master bedroom, officers
found a set ofdigital scales a elass nipe
zwe eMTH LAB on page 3
Calhoun School Board votes 4-1
for high school site on Hwy. 69
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A4-1 vote at last week's Calhoun County School Board
meeting has resolved a long-running battle over where the
new Blountstown High School will be built.
The new site located north of Blountstown, at Mason
Road and Hwy. 69 includes 77 acres with a price tag
of approximately $540,000.
School Superintendent Tommy McClellan said the
new school will be around 130,000 square feet and the
campus will include practice fields for softball, baseball,
football as well as a track. "We've got a lot of room for
growth and we've got room to build parking lots and
gyms," he said.
Since the decision was made to forego combining
Altha High School with the Blountstown High School,
the architectural plans that have already been prepared
will need some changes.
"We're going to have to downsize the lunchroom
and auditorium," he said. Instead of four serving lines
in the lunchroom as originally planned, they will have
two. When Altha's students were factored in, the design
included an extra home economics class and culinary area
which they will no longer need.
"We're hoping construction will start in late September
or early October," he said.
The new school will accommodate 600 students; BHS
currently has an enrollment of about 420. "There's plenty
of room to fake care of extra students," McClellan said,
pointing out that the facility has been deemed a "School of
Choice," which means anyone in the county can attend.
"There will be approximately 40 acres of the school to
begin with," he said, explaining that 13 acres of wetland
area will be left alone. The remaining acreage "might be
used somewhere down the road."
The decision to built on that site instead of the
previously proposed existing BHS campus will solve a
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Consumers warned to watch
out for stimulus money scams
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Charles H. Bronson is warning
Florida residents not to fall
for scams involving federal
government stimulus dollars.
Numerous scams are surfacing,
some attempting identity theft
and others seeking an "advance
Consumers are being
spammed with emails
promising stimulus money
grants or offering to help
them qualify for stimulus
funds. -One email claims
"Congratulations! You've been
selected to receive a FREE
Stimulus Check in the amount
of $613.27!" Consumers are
asked to provide, their bank
account numbers and other
personal information in order
for the money to be deposited
into their accounts; but, instead,
con artists drain their accounts
or steal their identities. In
some cases consumers are
told they must pay an advance
fee for a grant or that they
can obtain a list of economic
stimulus grants for a fee. The
email requires the consumer
to send a cashier's check or
requests the consumer's credit
"It's clear that criminals
are preying on the public's
desperation and using the
stimulus plan to con people
out of their hard-earned
money," Bronson said. "They
should just delete these emails
as quickly as possible and
understand that the federal
government is not providing
stimulus money over the
Bronson points out that the
government does not charge
people to apply for grants
and information about grant
-programs is provided for
Anyone who thinks they may
have already been victimized
should report the scam to the
Federal Trade Commission.
Complaints can be filed in
English and Spanish online
at http://www.FTC.gov or by
A Clarkville man was ejected from his
motorcycle when he collided with several bales
of hay that fell from a Mack truck and trailer
Tuesday morning in Calhoun County, according
to FHP Trooper David Cox.
The motorcyclist, identified as Richard L.
'Allsop, 47, was taken to the emergency room at
Calhoun Liberty Hospital with non-life threatening
injuries, the trooper said.
Allsop was eastbound on State Road 20, just
west of Williard Smith Road at 6:33 a.m. when
hay bales tumbled off a truck traveling in the
of problems, McClellan said.
Blountstown Middle School
will be moved into the old BHS
buildings. The county's Special
Programs Offices, currently
located in the Hayes House on
River Street, will be transferred
into the old BHS vocational wing.
He said it's possible the middle
school, built in 1957, will be
donated to the city. "They might
want to fix up the gym and-
playgrounds for public use," he
The plan to build on the current
BHS campus would have been an
------ ,,,jnensive one, he said, because
to elev g to cost $1.9 million
usabi Id to make it
ard member Dainny
ho made the motion to select th
Hwy. 69 site, said, "I feel very
good about it. Finally after this
long process, we found the right
piece of property." He said board
member Danny Ryals added
an amendment to the purchase
agreement that it not close until
July 1, at which time they would
know more about what Special
Facilities Funding they would
He said the effort for a new
high school has been in the works
for almost five years.
westbound lane, driven by 32-year-old Paul D.
Rowan of Quincy.
Allsop's bike hit the hay and went onto its left
side, ejecting him. The motorcycle continued
traveling east on its side until coming to final rest
at a nearby intersection.
Both vehicles were traveling around 60 miles
The truck driver was charged with a criminal
violation for traveling with an unsecured load
resulting in injury.
Blountstown Police Dept.
March 9 through March 15, 2009 .
Accidents................05 Traffic Citations..................22
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)....105
Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints.......................................................... 173
ANY AV BLE SIZE OR STYLE
armart of Blountstown
19984 W Central AveBlountstown, FL
Call James Grover
*Shawn Cribb, conspiracy to commit grand theft, bur-
*Heidi N. Wiley, driving while license suspended or
revoked, possession less than 20 grams, possession
drug paraphernalia, BPD.
*Edna Robert Lee, VOP county, CCSO.
*Andrew Hayes Mazyck, possession less than 20
grams.marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, pos-
session of alcohol under 21, FHP.
*Margaret Greenwell, domestic battery, CCSO.
*Clarence Todd, domestic battery, CCSO.
*Curtis Lamor Garrett, non-support (2 times), BPD.
*Gregory Gene Sweet, resisting without violence, tres-
pass after warning, CCSO.
*Laporsche Renee Watson, aggravated fleeing and
eluding, resisting without violence, reckless driving, VOP
(state), driving while license suspended or revoked with
*Michael Duke, VOP, CCSO.
*Starla Christmas, battery, CCSO.
*Zachary Alan Demercurio, DUI, BPD.
*Antwan Lamont Siber, VOP, CCSO.
*Constance Ann Jensen, VOP, CCSO.
*James Mathis, failure to appear, CCSO.
*Chad Joseph Cusumano, possession of a controlled
*Andra Dewayne Peterson, possession of cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, CCSO.
Eustorgio Gonzalez, driving while license suspended
or revoked, CCSO.
*Darcy Bess, domestic battery, CCSO.
*Billy Ray Webb, VOCP, CCSO.
*Kenneth Lamar Godwin, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, CCSO.
*Heidi Wiley, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Brenda Kay Jordan, serving 15 days, self.
*Eric Albert Altman, possession of marijuana more than
20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to sell,
possession of drug paraphernalia, LCSO.
*Margarest Foster, driving while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge, LCSO.
*Edna Robert Lee, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Servando Ortuno, Jr., lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion, contributing to delinquency or dependency of child,
*Margaret E. Greenwell, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Laporsche Renee Watson, holding for CCSO,
*Joshua Stalker, failure to appear, possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams, LCSO.
*Starla Christmas, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Lasonya Savage, bond revoked, LCSO.
-Jerry Ronald Grishom, sexual battery on a child under
12 (2 counts), LCSO.
*James Hardy Whittington, manufacture of metham-
phetamine, possession of listed chemicals, child abuse,
sale of controlled substance within 1000' of a school,
"-possession of controlled substance with intent to sell
--with'n000' of a school, LCSO.
*Melissa Ann Whittington, manufacture of metham-
phetamine, possession of listed chemicals, child abuse,
*Christina Keith, VOP state, self.
*Candis Caroline Shuler, serving 8 days, self.
Ungs incudnameolledby rgeWandmdentutioftllhatr tesuingagencynT h namesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Motorcyclist taken to hospital after
running into fallen load of hay bales
In the initial complaint filed by the police department,
BPD Major Rodney Smith reported that Blair denied
throwing anything over the fence. "He went on to say
that this dog rushes towards him and his grandchildren
any time they are near the fence," according to the report.
Blair also stated that Patterson had a problem with him
because he once supervised her kids when they were on
probation. He said he had no problem with the dog as
long as it's kept in a secure place away from him and his
Patterson is adamant that "Dibo" is not a dangerous
animal. She said the one-year-old male is very playful
but kept on a chain to prevent him from running into the
street or a neighbor's yard.
"We've never had any complaint about the dog," she
said. "He does not bark unless he is provoked or sees
other dogs. Even if the dog was barking, Mr. Blair could
have used other options."
Because her truck was gone, "Mr. Blair obviously
thought nobody was at home," she said. Her husband and
son were in the home and two other vehicles were parked
on the property.
"When you've got people like that who are running our
town, you have to wonder 'who did we put in office?'"
she asks. "Of course it's wrong to try and kill a dog. It's
terrible to know it's a City Councilman. How can they
disobey the law?"
The charge filed against the city councilman is a second
degree misdemeanor, which does not merit removal from
office, according to Blountstown City Manager James
Because Blair is a member of the City Council which
oversees the police department, the case was turned over
to the State Attorney's Office because it presented a
conflict of interest.
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During a search of the property, investigators found
additional evidence of the meth-making process,
including iodine crystals, a hot plate, muriatic acid and
drain cleaner- ingredients commonly used to adjust the
PH of the meth to complete the cooking process.
A number of other items needed to manufacture meth
A blue plastic storage tote found on the back porch
held a package of coffee filters, paper towels, several full
one-ounce tinctures of iodine, a pill grinder, household
drain cleaner, a cup, flammable solvent, ephedrine, a 16
ounce bottle of alcohol that was three-quarters full, a 12
ounce bottle of anti-freeze, sandwich bags, nine lithium
batteries, pliers, a shot glass, a hot plate, a cup with
ephedrine residue (bi-layer liquid), a 16 ounce Masonjar
with bi-layer liquid and a gallon-size container of muriatic
acid that was one-eighth full.
Two Coleman stoves and a skillet were also found on
the back porch, along with a black trash bag that held
seven Gatorade bottles filled with ephedrine wash and
iodine crystals, empty pseudoephedrine boxes, several
stripped lithium batteries, an empty one gallon container
MARCH 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
of Coleman fuel and a coffee filter that appeared to contain
Members of the Gadsden County Drug Task Force
assisted in the search.
Bond was set at $115,000 for James Whittington. His
wife's bond was set at $65,000.
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)Calhoun County School Board
SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP
Tuesday, March 24 8:00 a.m. (CST)
A Special School Board Meeting will immedi-
ately proceed the workshop. The meetings will
be held at the School Board Office in the Court-
Submitted and paid for by Calhoun County School Board
opener, idodine, lubing
and Mason jars used
in the meth-making
process were found at
the Whittington home.
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Pago4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY-JOORNAL. MARftf 184.2009
Scott Kady &
*Weight Loss Support Group,
1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library.
*Boy Scouts Troop 200, 6:30
p.m., Mormon Church Bristol.
*Blood Mobile at River Chase
Care Center, Quincy, from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. (ET)
*Senator Mel Martinez's
representive in Jackson Co. --
Community Office Hours to be held
from 3-4 p.m. (CT) at the Senior
Citizens Center on 2931 Optimist
Drive in Marianna.
*Blood Mobile at Wakulla
Bank in Bristol from 11 a.m.-3
.Brownie Troop 158, at 6:30
p.m., W.R. Tolar School.
*Mossy Pond VFD at 7p.m. at
*Blood Mobile at Parthenon Jeff & Dawn Arrant
Health Care, Blountstown, from
1 a.m.-4 p.m. ( T)
*American Legion Dance 7-11
p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown.
I I .
.ary Tew and
Seventh annual Lions Roar
Country & Gospel Sing set
The Blountstown Lions Club will hold the Seventh Annual Lions
Roar Country and Gospel Sing this Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at
the Blountstown High School Auditorium.
Money raised at this event goes to sight conservation and other
worthy projects to help our county.
Tickets can.be purchased from any Lion Club member for a
donation of $5 or at the door the night of the event. Call 674-5822
for more information and or tickets.
The singers for the concert this year will include Lisa Yon, Gary
Watterson, Joel Hathaway, Allen Webb and the Rivertown Bluegrass
See you this Saturday for a great time of fun and enjoyment.
Remember that you are helping someone see better and have a
much brighter future when you support this event.
*Opening Day of Baseball
Celebration -- The Calhoun Co.
Dixie Youth Baseball announces
its annual "Opening day of base-
ball" for the 2009 season. Enjoy a
fun-filled day of baseball with your
family and friends at Sam Atkins
Park. Commencement activities
- including the announcing of
teams, players and coaches, as
well as the throwing of the 1st
pitch will begin at 10 a.m. Ad-
mission is free.
.Torreya State Park 5K Run/
Walk/Jog -- The Liberty County
Health Department is sponsor-
ing a Torreya State Park 5K Run/
Walk/Jog with all proceeds going
to benefit Relay for life. Registra-
tion begins at 8 a.m. with the walk
starting at 9 a.m., there will be an
entry fee of $15 for adults and $5
for students, fee includes t-shirt.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place participants. For
more information contact Susan
Chafin at 850-643-2415.
*American Legion Dance 7-11
p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown.
*Jackson County Master
Gardeners' annual plant sale
-- This year the Master Gardeners
will be focusing on edible plants.
In addition to a variety of plants
will be crafts, used gardening
books, baked goods and food and
drinks. Master Gardener Phillip
Smith will be demonstrating how
to inoculate oak logs for Shitake
Mushroom production. The Sale
and Extravaganza will be held on
the Extension Service Grounds
and Pavilion on the north side of
the facility at 2741 Pennsylvania
Avenue, Marianna 32448 from 7
a.m.-until about 2 p.m. For more
information call 482-9620 and ask
for a Master Gardener.
the C/lii u li
choice tis "
.AARP United Healthcare
agent visits Bristol Sr. Citizens
Center -- At 11 a.m. there will
be a licensed agent with AARP-
United Healthcare at the Bristol
Senior Citizens Center to discuss
Medicare and related health plans
and answer questions and ad-
dress any concerns. Call Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3
Boston Butt fundraiser Saturday
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement will hold their Second
Annual Boston Butt cook off
Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m.
S. Admission is free for the cook-
There will be pulled pork,
plates for $6 and live music. The
General Store will be open with
Tours available. Come out and join
us for a day of fun.
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 Hwy. 20. Follow
Hwy. 20 West out ofBlountstown.
Look for signs for Sam Atkins
Park. Turn North on Silas Green
. Street and follow the signs.
For more information, contact
the Settlement at 674-2777.
For information on the historic
buildings at the Settlement go to:
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published each Wednesday
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Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321. ;
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*Walk-A-Weigh Program,' 9
a.m., Veterans Memorial Park
*Blountstown Lions Club, 6
p.m., Apalachee Rest., Bristol.
*Boy Scout Troop 207, 6:30
p.m., First Baptist Church, Bristol.
*Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m. at
the Altha fire department
*AA meets 6 p.m., Altha Com-
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Association Alert Day
*E-Mail Basics class --
10:30-11:30 aEm. at the Calhoun
Co. Public Library. For more in-
formation call 674-8773 at ext.
*Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p.m.,
Veterans Civic Center, Bristol.
*Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m. at
the Apalachee Rest., Bristol.
*Blountstown Chapter #179
O.E.S., 7 p.m., at Dixie Lodge in
Send your meeting and
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The Liberit Women 's Club
would like to thank Linda Blair,
Ms. Burch and seven young men
from the Liberty Youth Academy
for their help in planting rose
bushes by the Welcome to Bristol
sign. The ground was hard-packed
but the fellows persevered. The
rose bushes will soen be peeking
above the pine needle mulch in all
their glory. Thanks again to all.
Elly Paulin, President
Liberty Women s Club
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of cover-
age for your community
announcements and great
response for our
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The Chattahoochee Challenge Boat race is
March 21-22. Over the last several years this
event has continued to grow. The Chattahoochee
Race now attracts some of the best boats in
the country. This year Chattahoochee has
been selected to be the South East Divisional
Championships for several classes including
SST 45,.SST 60, SST120, Mod U and Super
To give you an idea of the quality of the field
that we are expecting for this year's event:
*SST 60: Brent Dillard, is expected to return
to Chattahochee. Brent won the The National
Championship, World Championship and High
Points in this class in 2008. For his effort he
was inducted into the Hall of Champions.
*SST120: Local Favorite Bill May of
Tallahassee will defend his victory at last year's
Chattahoochee Challenge. In 2008 Bill won
the SST 120 World Championship andNational
High Points. Bill is considered to be the boat to
beat in this class and is a World Record holder
in this class.
*MOD U: Arguably the fastest outboard
circle boats in the World will compete at
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Landmark Park to feature quilts
at Spring Farm Day March 21
DOTHAN, AL -- About 20
quilts, several of which have never
previously been put on show, will
be on display at Landmark Park
on Saturday, March 21, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This exhibit,
featured in the park's Headland
Presbyterian Church, is held
annually in conjunction with
Spring Farm Day, presented by
Until about a half century
ago, many frugal wives in rural
areas fashioned quilts out of
scraps of cloth left over from
necessary sewing. They sewed
the pieces together in a variety
of patterns, which were, in turn,
sewn together to form a quilt
top. Working in groups, women
would mount the top on a frame,
backing it with a durable cloth
such as cotton muslin with a thin
layer of combed cotton or batting
between the top and back. They
then carefully stitched along the
edges of the pieces to join the
layers and along patterned lines to
further "quilt" the surface of the
bed cover. The process resulted
in some of the finest pieces of
folk art in the history of this
of the creativity and artistry of
The quilt exhibit will display
patchwork and applique quilts of
traditional and modem designs.
Patterns will range from 19th
century samplers to the long
popular "Sunbonnet Sue," as well
as recent adaptations of nine-
patch and other designs.
Other activities during
Spring Farm Day will include
demonstrations of old-fashioned
skills and crafts like shearing
sheep, blacksmithing, the
Several quilts will be on display in the Headland
Presbyterian Church at Landmark Park during Spring Farm
Day on March 21.
Alabama State Horse and Mule
Plowing Contest, sponsored by
SunSouth and Southern States,
music, an Old-Time Fiddlers
Convention, sponsored by Perry's
Music, and more.
Admission to Spring Farm
Day is $8 for adults, $6 for senior
citizens, $4 for children, and free
for children age 5 and under. Park
members are also admitted free.
Spring Farm day is presented
by CenturyTel, co-hosted by the
Alabama Cooperative Extension
System and sponsored by
The Houston County Farmers
Federation, WTVY-TV, WDJR
Landmark Park is a 100-
acre natural and cultural history
museum and serves as the Official
Museum of Agriculture for the
state of Alabama. The park
is located on U.S. Hwy 431,
three miles north of Dothan's
Ross Clark Circle. For more
information about Spring Farm
Day, call 334-794-3452.
Chattahoochee. Terry Rinker, last year's winner
and 2008 ChampBoat series Champion is
scheduled to defend his title. Terry also won the
National Championship in Mod U in 2008 and
High Points for 2008. Terry is the current world
Record holder in this class. Also expected to
compete are Lynn Simburger, from Illinois,
who was 2nd at the 2008 Nationals and Bruce
Washburn, who was third at the 2008 Nationals
and 2nd in High points. Washburn also won the
Chattahoochee race in 2007 and was National
Champion and High Point National Champion
that year. The last two years Chattahoochee has
set the stage for Mod U.
This year's event will have several of
the top boats in the country. You can expect
to see speeds well above 120 on the short
Chattahoochee course and the fastest turning
vehicles in motbrsports. Also expected to
compete in Mod U are Jeff Shepherd. from
Tennessee, Noah Legear, the 2005 North
American Champion from Panama City, Brian
Burkhardt and Jeff Reno from Okeechobee.
For more information, contact Lee Garner
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 18, 2009
A RECAP OF RECENT
OBSE.vATIONS BY LATE
NIGHT -TEL-EVISION T-O
The Iranian government has demanded an apol-
ogy from Hollywood saying the movies 300 and The
Wrestler were insulting to Iranians. Well how about
this, Iran: You apologize for the hostage crisis, pur-
suing nuclear weapons, high gas prices, financing
Hamas, denying the Holocaust and setting fire to
the Danish embassy because of a couple cartoons,
and then you'll get an apology for The Wrestler.
SETH MEYERS, Saturday Night Live
General Motors says they won't need the $2 bil-
lion bailout money after all. Apparently they're get-
ting great returns with some guy named Madoff.
Politicians in the state of Iowa have voted to
rename their Department of Elder Affairs. They're
changing the name to the Department of Aging.
Have they thought this through? I mean, now, el-
derly people will be calling the DOA. JAY LENO
Madoff'svictims thought they were making nice,
safe investments. Now I'm certainly not blaming
them, but maybe they should've been tipped off by
the guy's name. 'Made-off.' That's like giving your
money to a guy called 'Steve Criminal.'
How about this satellite they just launched that
will look for Earth-like planets in our galaxy that
might contain life? They say they're trying to an-
swer the question, "Is there intelligent life on other
planets, and if there is, will they loan us money?"
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnson have broken.up.
That's right. That's right. And apparently it was not
that big a surprise. Even the Russians saw it com-
ing. DAVID LETTERMAN
Jon Stewart, in an interview with David Letter-
man: 'The thing that upsets me the most, honesty,
there are three 24-hour financial networks. All their
slogans are like, 'We know what's going on on Wall
Street.' But then you turn it on during the crisis, and
they're like, 'We don't know what's going on!' It'd
be like turning on The Weather Channel in a hur-
ricane, and they're just doing this: 'Why am I wet?
What's happening to me? And it's so windy! What's
going on, I'm scared!' How do you not know?"
There's talk president Barack Obama wants to lift
trade restrictions with Cuba, which is great news for
anybody here looking to buy a '58 Buick. JAY LENO
The federal government agreed to provide an
additional $30 billion to AIG. According to AIG, $15
billion will be used to build the world's biggest toilet,
down which the other $15 billion will be flushed.
SETH MEYERS, Saturday Night Live
I have some exciting news, the Obama family
is finally getting their dog! Yeah, they say they're
getting a Portuguese Water Dog. And today, Rush
Limbaugh said he hopes the dog fails! JAY LEND
President Obama took on the teachers union by
saying he wants merit pay for teachers and to fire
the ones who do not perform well. That is pretty
bold. A Democrat taking on the unions? That's like
Rush Limbaugh going after the donut manufactur-
ers. JAY LENO
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The U.S. government (read that as
U.S. taxpayers) has given the Ameri-
can International Group (A.I.G) C
$170 billion to bail them out of the
financial mess that they created. Now Jerry
AIG is going to pay the dullards in officer
the business unit that caused the col- foback
lapse of the company $165 million in \kal
A fellow named Edward M. Lid-
dy, the government-appointed chairman of A.
that the bonuses are required to keep the "mos
executives." If the people that brought the A
financial system to its knees are the "most sk
ecutives," then I would hate to see their "les
How stupid and inept can the U.S. governor
The government gives these turkeys truckloads
and they give bonuses to people that I would ca
Did the government have any contracts c
ments concerning the use of this cash? Were t
agreements about how A.I.G would conduct
operations after receiving the cash? What v
Liddy's marching orders? Af-
ter all he was appointed by the
government to run A.I.G, and I
would think his responsibilities
included some degree of protec- %
tion for the American taxpayer
who is bailing out these toads.
I generally agree with Presi-
dent Obama's approach to solv-
ing the financial issues and
other government financial
,problems like funding of Medi-
care. However, having said that,
I can't imagine why a lawyer
like Obama would not ensure
that every dime doled out to the
these people would not come
with an ironclad contract as to
how the money was to be used
and how the company's busi-
ness practices would be changed
Cox is a re
ground in d
n policy issue
to prevent any further scamming of the
N ER Obama's treasury and economic of-
ficials are making "I'm shocked, I'm
tired military shocked" comments about the latest
thanextensive A.I.G rip off. They say they are look-
Yomestic and ing into what they can do to correct this
es. He lives it-
s. He lives i problem. They are checking on their
or better said our legal rights. They
then wimp out by saying that the con-
tracts for bonuses were in place before we gave them
the country store, and there isn't much they can do
about it. A contract is a contract.
Really? When I was in law school taking contract
courses, I recall that the courts considered some con-
tracts unconscionable, meaning morally unacceptable.
I think that contracts that give bonuses to people who
brought down the American financial system are mor-
I have a clue for Obama and his treasury people.
Call the Department of Justice. Investigate, charge and
lock up some of these people. If that doesn't work, call
Jack Bauer from the television series 24. Jack will clean
house at A.I.G and save America.
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Liberty County awarded federal emergency food & shelter funds
Liberty County has been
chosen to receive $11,523 to
supplement emergency food and
shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by
a national board that is chaired
by the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency and consists
of representatives from American
Red Cross, Catholic Charities,
USA; National Council of the
Churches of Christ in the USA,
The. Salvation Army, United
Jewish Communities and United
Way of America.
The local board was charged
to distribute funds appropriated
by Congress to help expand
the capacity of food and shelter
programs in high-need areas
around the country.
A local board will determine
how the funds awarded to Liberty
County are to be distributed
among the emergency food and
shelter programs run by local
service agencies in the area.
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The local board is responsible
for recommending agencies to
receive these funds and any
additional funds available under
this phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant
from the National Board, local
agencies chosen to receive funds
1) be private voluntary non-
profits or units of government
2) have an accounting system
3) practice nondiscrimination
4) have demonstrated the
capability to deliver emergency
food and/or shelter programs
5) ifthey are a private voluntary
organization, they must have a
Qualifying agencies are urged
Liberty County has distributed
Emergency Food and Shelter
funds previously with Liberty
County Senior Citizens
Association participating. These
agencies were responsible for
providing 2,891 meals and no
nights of lodging.
Public or private voluntary
agencies interested in applying
for Emergency Food and Shelter
Program funds must contact
Leida Shiver or Jeannette Vinson
with Liberty County Emergency
Food and Shelter at (850) 643-
The deadline for applications
to be received is March 25.
School superintendents and high school principals from the five-county area met recently at
Chipola College to discuss a variety of issues affecting high school and college students. Above,
left to right: Lee Miller, Jackson County Superintendent; Sandra Cook, Washington County
Superintendent; Tommy McClellan, Calhoun County Superintendent; Sue Summers, Liberty
County Superintendent and Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough. Not pictured is Gary Galloway,
Washington County Superintendent.
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MARCH 18,2009 THE CALHOULN-IBERTY'JOURNAlb Pdbe 9
rates released for January
MARIANNA -- Florida's
seasonally adjusted unemployment
rate for January 2009 is 8.6 percent.
This represents 800,000 jobless out
of a labor force of 9,256,000., The
unemployment rate 1.0 percentage
point higher than the revised
December rate of 7.6 percent and
is up 3.6 percentage points from
the January 2008 rate. Florida's
January 2009 unemployment rate
is the highest since September
1992, which was 8.9 percent. The
states unemployment rate is 1.0
percentage point higher than the
Jan. '09 Dec. '09 Jan. '08
national unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.
Each of the 5 counties that make up the Chipola Regional Workforce
Board showed an increase in unemployment. Calhoun and Holmes
showed the largest increase, increasing by 1.2 percent in January
2009. Liberty County continues to have the lowest unemployment
rate in the state, with a rate of 5.5 percent.
Florida's annual nonagricultural employment rate for November
2008 is -2.6 percent. The rate represents a loss of 206,900 jobs for
November 2007 for a total employment level of 7,823,200. This is
slower that the national rate for November, which is -1.4 percent.
The November 2008 job growth rate continues the trend of negative
over-the-year growth that began in September 2007, primarily due
to declines in construction.
POlUWOEags 1 Erica Davis was joined by husband, Brett, and their children, Lanie
fUm ywugpy and Waylon for Friday's ribbon-cutting at their new business,
Polywogs to Bullfrogs, located in the Harveys Shopping Center in
BU| .FROGS Blountstown. They are shown above with Chamber members.
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Local businesses receive
bogus phone solicitations
The Chamber of Commerce is
warning all local businesses to be
aware of bogus solicitation calls
being made on its behalf. Over
the past week several businesses
have been contacted by someone
claiming to be a"project manager"
working for the Calhoun County
Chamber. This individual claims
to be selling space on a flyer or
calendar with proceeds benefiting
the Chamber. THIS IS NOT A
VALID OFFER AND IS IN NO
WAYAFFILIATED WITH YOUR
Please be aware of this scam.
Also, be advised'that if the
Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce is ever soliciting
donations or sponsorships it
will be announced through our
e-newsletters, local radio, and/or
Calhoun County Health
Dept. is our featured
business of the month
The Calhoun County Health
Department is the Chamber's
featured Business of the
Month for March. The health
department is a vital part of
our community as they provide
health services ranging from
general medical care to Healthy
Start for moms. In addition,
they also offer programs such as
Kick Up Calhoun and administer
the Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) program.
Our local health department
will be working in conjunction
with the American Public Health
Association (APHA) as they
celebrate National Public Health
Week (NPHW), April 6-12. The
theme, "Building the Foundation
for a Healthy America," aims to
establish the critical role public
health must play as we focus our
efforts on improving our nation's
If you would like more
information on the Calhoun
County Health .Department
and services provided, contact
Peggy Deason-Howland, RN at
850/643-2415 Ext. 227 or visit,
RSVP today March
Richard Williams with the
Chipola Regional Workforce
Board will be the guest speaker at
our March meeting. The Chipola
Regional Workforce Development
Board provides integrated high-
quality resources so workers,
job seekers and businesses can
find the services they need in a
one stop environment. One-Stop
Ahead provides the public sector
with job search services, career
enhancement services, sources
for funding and assistance to
employers to promote economic
The meeting is Tuesday, March
17 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the
Calhoun County Senior Center
at a cost of $7.50 per person.
Payment can be made at the
If you would like to attend, you
must RSVP so that we can get
an accurate .lunch count. Please
call or email Kristy at 850/674-
4519 or firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, March 13 at noon to
reserve your seat.
New board members
elected, officers installed
Board of Director elections
were held in early February
and three new directors were
elected. We welcome Phillip Hill
with Calhoun-Liberty Hospital,
Travis Justice with Preble-Rish,
Inc., and Harry Rogers with Big
Cypress & Hardwood to the
Chamber Board. New officers
are also in place: Elam Stoltzfus
with Live Oak Production Group
is now Chamber President, Shelly
Burns with Superior Bank is
'Vice President, and Dan Yoder
retained his position as Secretary/
Thank you all for your
commitment. We know you will
serve us well!
The Chamber is growing
Over the past few weeks,
we've had four businesses join
*Clinicare Home Medical
is a medical supply business
that opened last year. They are
located~ t 20349 Central Avenue
West in Blountstown. Jackie
Etheridge is their contact and
can be reached at 850/674-5555.
*The Depot Graphics, Printing
& More recently opened at
17343 North Main Street in
Blountstown. Brandon Hatcher
andhis team specialize in anything
printed t-shirts, hats, signs,
banners, plaques, and awards.
Call 850/674-2525 or email
*Robin R. Vafiadis,
Independent Beauty Consultant
is a Mary Kay consultant who
has been in the business for more
than 25 years. She offers free
consultations and makeovers,
and hosts parties at her home or
at a location of your choice. For
more information, call 850/674-
2002 or visit www.marykay.com/
*Polywogs to Bullfrogs is a
charming new and gently used
children's clothing store opening
in the Harveys shopping center in
Blountstown. They opened for
business March 7. Erica Davis
invites all to stop by to check
out all the "toad"ally affordable
children's apparel. Store hours:
Tuesday thru Friday from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Call 850/674-FROG for
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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 18, 2009
Relay for Life
dinner & bake
sale March 27
Bristol First Baptist Church
Relay Team will be having a
Relay for Life dinner and bake
sale, between Doobie's and
Severance Sign Shop Friday,
March 27 from 11a.m. until 1:30
Menu will be smoked chicken,
baked beans and cole slaw with
dessert. Cost is $6 per plate. We
will also have a variety of cakes
We have tickets for our
opportunity drawing for sale $1
each or 6 tickets for $5 for a $200
WalMart card or $200 in gas.. The
drawing will be May 15 at Sam
Atkins Park the night of Relay.
Please come and support Relay
for Life. Your Support Saves
Lives! All proceeds go to The
American Cancer Society.
For tickets or information,
of 115 years
Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church, located on
Highway 69 N. (commonly called
Nettle Ridge), will be celebrating
115 years on Sunday, March 22.
We are planning a special day
called Heritage Day. We will
have Sunday school at 10 a.m.
and at 11 a.m. we will begin our
celebration with special, singing
by a local group called Swiftwater.
Dinner on the grounds will follow
in the recreation building behind
the church. Immediately after
dinner, Swiftwater will sing
followed by other singers. Not
only will celebrating with special
singing, but come and look
around and enjoy the displays of
Pastor Ron Burger and
congregation invite you to be
a part of this special day at
Christian Home. Everyone is
welcome, we would love to have
you come join us.
For more information, please
call 674-5194 or 674-4368.
planned March 29
The Fellowship Assembly
of God Church plans .a big
celebration for their homecoming
on Sunday, March 29.
Guest speaker will be West
Florida District Superintendent,
Bobby Thompson along with
a gospel concert by Southern
Sound. There will be inflatable
games for the kids. Come join the
fun. The service starts at 10:30
a.m. with dinner on the ground
following the activities.
For more information call 850-
Pae10TE AH UN-LIET ORA AC 1820
Church will be having
speaker Rev. Chris Goodr
Sunday, March 22 at the 1
and 5 p.m. services.
Come and join us for
time in the Lord.
For more information ca
3602 or 762-8405.
.Bristol Church of
God plans movie
S night April 3 & 4
Do you believe in LIFE after
The Bristol Church of God is
presenting the movie "Escape
From Hell" Friday and Saturday
nights, April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. at
Veterans Memorial Park Civic
0 Center in Bristol. If you're
skeptical about heaven and hell
22 or know anyone who is, this is
the movie to see.
unity This action packed drama with
guest spectacular special effects gives
nan on us glimpses of what heaven and
1 a.m. hell might be like in the here
Admission is free,' so come;
invite your family and friends.
Popcorn, snacks and drinks can
be purchased before the movie.
of God Church is pleased to
welcome international TV and
recording artist Lowell Mason on
Sunday, March 22 at 11 a.m.
Lowell Mason has been called
the World's Smallest Gospel
Singer because of his unique
, height.of only 46 inches.
As a full time Evangelist, Little
Lowell travels nearly 1-00,000
miles each year taking the gospel
in song and sermon to men and
meets Mar. 19
The will be a Prayer Band
meeting Thursday, March 19
at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will
be at Brother and Sister Louie
Beckwith's home. Everyone is
invited to attend.
For more information' call
America and around the world.
Since 1992 he has made several
Crusade tours to Russia.
In 1996 he received his
honorable "Doctor of Divinity"
degree for outstanding
achievements in World
Evangelism. He has conducted
over 1,000 Gospel Music Concerts
at the world famous Precious
Moments Chapel Complex in
This special area wide concert
is open to the general public and
will feature Gospel Music Branson
style along with a current report
on the 16 year Bible Distribution
program in Russia. There is no
admission charge. A free will
offering will be received.
For more information call
674-8884. The church is located
at 15154 State Road 71 South,
Good food. Good service.
Catfish, Seafood and Home Cooking
Hwy. 20, Bristol 643-2264
The Board of Commissioners of the North-
west Florida Regional Housing Authority
will hold its Annual Meeting:
Thursday, April 2, 2009
1:00 p.m. E.S.T.
,, -i in the Cambridge Room of the
Ramada Inn North,
',i'. 2900 North Monroe St.,
The meeting will be open to the public.
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MARCH 20 :
hat man is there over whose
k mind a bright spring morning
does not exercise a magic influ-
ence... the old green field with its
gently waving tees, where the birds
sang as he had never heard them
since .. where the sky seemed
bluer, and the sun shone more
brightly, where the air blew more
freshly over greener grass and
'est days to prune to
Best days to
sweeter smelling 44Fi'.
a nicer and
hue than it is < s..
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now! -Charles Dickens (1812-70)
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Do you believe in
LIFE after DEATH?.
The Bristol Church of God is presenting the movie
"Escape From Hell". If you're skeptical about heaven
and hell or know anyone who is, this is the movie to
see. This action packed drama with spectacular spe-
cial effects, gives us glimpses of what heaven and hell
might be like in the here after.
Friday and Saturday, '
April 3rd and 4th,
7:00 pm at the
Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center in Bristol.. .
Admission is free, so come;
invite your family and friends.
Popcorn, snacks and drinks
can be purchased before the
MARCH 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11
Is there any way to tell the
difference between a raw egg and
a hard-boiled egg in the shell? -T.
S., Salem, Oreg.
Well, you could crack it open,
but then you'd be gambling on
getting the one you want. Another
way is to spin the egg on its end.
Try either end, the broader side or
the more pointy one, but in either
case, the cooked egg should spin
quite nicely, while the raw egg
won't spin at all. Some cooks
pencil -an "X" on the shells of
hard-boiled eggs, but this works
only for the cook who knows to
look for the telltale mark.
Always keep both cooked and
uncooked eggs in the refrigerator.
Occasionally you'll see a
photograph of a country-style
kitchen showing a wire basket
of beautiful brown eggs on the
kitchen table. Picturesque though
it may be, that's pure foolishness,
because an unrefrigerated egg
loses its freshness very quickly.
Eggs can be kept up to a month
in the refrigerator for optimum
quality, but only a couple of days
at room temperature. Fertilized
eggs, by the way, spoil more
quickly because of the small bit
of male hormone they contain.
Some consumers pay a premium
price for them, considering them
more nutritious, but that's a myth.
It's also a myth that the small
blood spot you sometimes see in
fresh eggs are a sign of a fertile
egg. Actually, the spot is just a
by Pam K. Jordan k
William Sampson (W.S.) Johnson was born Feb. 20, 1842
in Decatur County, Georgia. He married Susan Samantha
Donaldson, Aug. 9, 1866 in Thomasville, Thomas County,
Georgia. She was one of 11 children of John E. Donaldson
and Mary Bankson. Susan was born August 10, 1845 in
W. S. Johnson was the only son of Bill Johnson and Martha
Welch. After his father died, Martha remarried, to John
Shepherd Haven of Effingham County, Georgia. The Havens
had seven children who W. S. grew up with. W. S. served with
his half-brother.Henry Haven in the 59th Georgia Infantry.
His half-brother Thomas Haven was a neighbor in Calhoun
County. The Havens are buried at Macedonia Cemetery in
Madison County, Florida.
In 1862, W. S.. Johnson served in the 59th Georgia Infantry
as a Private in Company A. He was wounded and captured
at Gettysburg in July 1863 and paroled in March 1864. His
Florida Pension File, written by his half-brother Greenberry
Haven, stated he served as a guard for President Jefferson
Davis. After the war, William returned to Thomasville.
Wounds inflicted during the war plagued him for over 40
In late 1880, William Sampson and Susan moved from their
farm near Cairo (present day Grady County) Georgia to Lee,
Madison County, Florida. They lived on a farm at Live Oak near
San Pedro Bay. William was a Primitive Baptist lay preacher
and served at Corinth in Madison County.
About three years later, he bought 160 acres where they built
a board house from timber on the land. To supplement the farm
income, he and his sons supplied wood for fuel for locomotives.
Bobby cut the wood and Tommy hauled it to the rack two miles
from the farm. Susan had a spinning wheel and loom and spun
cotton for the family clothing. They had ten children: Robert
Henry.1869-1944 (Mary Johnson); Armittie 1867-1946 (Elsberry
Richardson); Harriett 1877-1957 (William Hansford); Mary
1872-1956 (Sumpter Hicks); Martha 1875-1888; John Edward
1878; William Thomas 1879-1959 (Lulu Jackson); and Artie
Lee 1887-1977 (Preston Byrd-William Collins).
William Sampson gave one acre of land for a small school. A
rough schoolhouse was built and his youngest daughter, Artie,
small bit of blood from a tiny
rupture. The spot does not affect
either the flavor or the nutritional
Even in the refrigerator, it's
best to keep eggs in their cartons
so that they don't absorb other
food odors. The egg container
on the door of your refrigerator
is better utilized for your smaller,
wrapped leftovers such as half
lemons, and bits of cheese or
butter. Cracked eggs should be
discarded. If the cracked egg
has leaked onto other eggs in the
carton, simply rinse the others
clean before you use them.
How can Iget rid of the onion
odor in a wooden cutting board?
-B. K., St. Peter, Minn.
Wooden cutting boards are
notorious for absorbing smells
and stains if not properly cared
for. To prevent stains, wash the
board after each use and wipe it
down with mineral oil to season
it. (Resist the temptation to use
vegetable oil, even though it's
probably handy; vegetable oil can
turn rancid and ruin the board.)
To remove odors from a wooden
cutting board, rub it with a piece
William Sampson and Susan Johnson
was put in school at the age of six and a half. They lived here
until the land would not grow crops and weevils ruined the cotton.
In January 1903, W. S. and Susan moved the family to
Calhoun County, with a covered wagon and buggy. They made
only 25 miles the first day. They reached the Chattahoochee
River and had to be put across on a flat by poles. They bought
100 acres of cleared land with a well and wood land near Altha
and farmed with the aid of William's Confederate pension and
daughter Artie, until he retired in 1910. He died June 7, 1922; his
stone is inscribed as Elder W. S. Johnson. In 1939, as a teacher,
Artie cared for her mother Susan and hired a carpenter to build
a house where Susan lived until her death on November 23,
1944 at the age of 99. After 33 years as a teacher, Artie retired
in 1946 with a pension.
They are buried at Chipola Cemetery in Altha, where the old
Primitive Baptist Church, founded in 1870, sits today.
William Sampson Johnson was a preacher here and his
children faithful members.
WILL YOUR FAMILY STORY BE IN OUR HERITAGE BOOK?
Time is running out to get your information on your family into the Calhoun County Heritage Book. The
final date for stories to be submitted is June 30, 2009. We are still looking for stories about the churches,
hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, doctors and nurses. If you have any information on any of these
please let us know. Please submit your stories to the HBC, Post Office Box 275, Blountstown,
Florida 32424-0275 or you may call Mary Lou Holley at 850-674-8860, Mary Lou
Taylor at 850-674-8276 or Lana Weeks at 850-674-4638.
ASK OLD FARMER'S
A PAGE TO THE PAST
William Sampson Johnson brings his
family to Calhoun County in 1903
of lemon. Sprinkle the lemon
with salt to help remove stains
or rub the board with a paste of
baking soda and water.
What is it about those swallows
at San Juan Capistrano? -C. Y.,
The legend is that the swallows
always appear on St. Joseph's
Day, March 19, right around the
time of the vernal equinox (which
can vary from the 19th to the 22nd
of March, depending on the year).
The birds are preceded by a few
"scouts" who fly north to the old
mission chapel a few days ahead of
the rest of the flock. The majority
of the birds arrive somewhere
around the 19th-some before,
some after-depending mostly
on local weather conditions and
food supplies. But March 19 is
the day the tourists come to look
for them, and there are always
some swallows to be found by
then, as well as more flying back
to the beautiful old stone arches
of the two-story, high-vaulted
chapel that was destroyed by an
earthquake in 1812. Now without
its roof, the old stone mission
makes a scenic pilgrimage for
tourists and an excellent nesting
site for the swallows. In the
days immediately following St.
Joseph's Day, the community
of San Juan Capistrano presents
its "Fiesta de las Golondrinas"
or Swallows Day Parade,
described by some as the largest
nonmotorized parade in the
nation., Most of the tourists go
home within a few days, but the
birds stay until about October
23, the Day of San Juan, when
they begin their annual travels
southward once again to warmer
MAR. 18, WEDNESDAY
Last quarter Moon. Conjunc-
tion of Pluto and the Moon. Rus-
sian cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leon-
ov became the first man to float
freely in space, 1965.
MAR. 19, THURSDAY
St. Joseph. Moon at apogee.
Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp
born, 1848. 17-1/2 inches of
snow fell on Boston, Massachu-
MAR. 20, FRIDAY
Vernal equinox. Actor and di-
rector Carl Reiner born, 1922. A
snowstorm in Oklahoma. dropped
nearly a foot on Tulsa, 1924.
MAR. 21, SATURDAY
Moon at ascending node. Con-
junction of Mercury and Uranus.
United Nations established tem-
porary headquarters in New York
City, at Hunter College, 1946.
MAR. 22, SUNDAY
Fourth Sunday in Lent. Con-
junction of Jupiter and the Moon.
Astronomer Janet Akyuz Mattei
died, 2004. What is impossible to
change is best to forget.
MAR. 23, MONDAY
Conjunction of Neptune and
the Moon. A 1910 Honus Wagner
baseball card was sold at a Sothe-
by's auction for $451,000, 1991.
MAR. 24, TUESDAY
Conjunction of Mars and the
Moon. U.S. spacecraft Ranger 9
crash-landed precisely on target
in the Alphonsus crater of the
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 18,2009
A salute to social workers for 'National Social Work Month'
WITH A LETTER
TO THE EDITOR
Please note that
letters should be no
longer than 350 words
and include the
writer's name, phone
number and address.
Write: The Calhoun-
P.O. Box 536,
the 11th Annual National
Consumer Protection Week,
and the Department of Business
and Professional Regulation
encourages Floridians and visitors
to protect themselves. DBPR
offers online line tools available
at MyFloridaLicense.com for
consumers to check licenses and
"Providing helpful tools
so consumers can protect and
educate themselves is imperative
to DBPR. I urge Floridians to visit
our Web site to check licenses,
restaurant inspections and
licensee complaint history," said
Secretary Charles W. Drago.
Public safety is DBPR's top
priority. One way DBPR protects
consumers is by combating
unlicensed activity. Unlicensed
individuals practice and are paid
for work that requires a state
license such as cosmetology,'
construction, catering and
certified public accounting. Hiring
an unlicensed person can have
dire consequences.. Unlicensed
March is National Social
Work Month which makes it an
appropriate time for us to salute
the valuable and important job
that social workers provide all
year long. When life's challenges
become overwhelming, many
people turn to a social worker for
help. Here at Big Bend Hospice,
we have 30 social workers
who serve as family support
counselors, grief counselors and
Caring Tree counselors. They
work tirelessly with our patients
and families to help them cope
with the many emotional and
practical issues that accompany
a life limiting illness. These
dedicated professionals assist
with everything from coordinating
community resources to help.
families solve personal and
financial problems, to working
activity can threaten the financial
and personal safety of consumers,
as well as the livelihood of state-
DBPR works to eliminate
unlicensed activity through
education, prevention and
enforcement. DBPR coordinates
sweep and sting operations to
identify and prosecute these
individuals. Prevention and
education efforts include a
public awareness campaign
consisting of public service
brochures, Google Ad Words,
online advertising, mall displays
and bus advertisements.
Here are tips consumers can
take to protect themselves:
Always ask to see the State
of Florida license.
Note the license number and
verify that the license is current
and in good standing. To check
a license, call 850-487-1395 or
Ask for references and check
Do not pay cash and be
Miguel will celebrate his
first birthday on March
24. He is the son of
Margie Swearengin and
of Blountstown. His
grandparents include Kelli
Odom of Blountstown
and Alice Jordan of
Blountstown. His great
grandmother is Jeanne
Roberts of Blountstown.
Miguel enjoys playing
trucks at his Aunt Alice's
and playing with Nana and
through the emotional pain
of dealing with an impending
death. They recognize the family
dynamics that are part of any
life threatening disease and help
patients reach out to conclude the
important business of giving and
receiving love and asking for and
granting forgiveness. Often it is
the social worker who will pause
to recognize a special occasion
in a patient's life and make sure
that a birthday is celebrated or a
caregiver gets a night out. Our
wonderful social workers are an
important part of our patient care
team and our Big Bend Hospice
The theme for the 2009
National Social Work Month
is "Social Work: Purpose &
Possibility". Time and again
I have witnessed the powerful
results of social workers both in
cautious of writing checks made
payable to individuals, especially
when dealing with a company.
Get everything in writing,
including a detailed description
of the work to be completed, a
completion date and the total
The department's mission
is to license efficiently and
regulate fairly. The department
licenses more than one million
businesses and professionals
ranging from real estate agents,
veterinarians, and accountants to
contractors and cosmetologists.
For more information, please visit
Let's talk about the most
674-1024 or 294-6002
our organization and in hospitals,
nursing homes and assisted living
facilities in recognizing and
meeting the needs of the people
they serve. On behalf of Big
Bend Hospice we applaud social
workers for their caring hearts
and their important contributions
to our community.
Carla Braveman, RN, MEd,
CHCE, President and CEO,
Big Bend Hospice
'Thank you, Joe Wood' for
the good things that you do
My name is David House, I am an attorney in Blountstown and
have been for the past 30 years. For 21 of these years I was a part-time
Assistant State Attorney and now I am a part-time Public Defender. I
say this to let you know that I have more than just passing knowledge
about the criminal justice system.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office has a program utilizing
inmates, wherein certain inmates are granted trustee status and placed
on a work squad. This squad is under the control of Joe Wood. Joe
loads a vehicle up in the morning with his crew and goes out and
performs public service work in Calhoun County. Some examples of
this public service would be work on Sam Atkins Park, The Pioneer
Settlement, cleaning up trash, mowing, raking, general maintenance,
etc. Most recently Joe and his work squad have been very instrumental
in the construction of the new jail annex.
Last Sunday morning, I happened to be walking and a Calhoun
County Sheriff's Department van pulled up beside me and it was Joe
Wood. In it Joe had a van full of his trustees. I asked Joe, "what are
you doing?" He said "I am going to church with the fellows." As I
continued on my walk the longer and further I walked the prouder I
became of Joe Wood. Monday morningI came back and called Roman
Wood and asked him a series of questions and they were: Does Joe
Wood take his trustees to church on a regular basis? The answer was
yes. Is this part of his job description? The answer was absolutely not.
Does he get paid for this? The answer was absolutely not.
Often times in life we don't get enough credit or any credit for
the good things we do. Joe Wood deserves a lot of credit for doing
this. I for one say "Thank you, Joe Wood." The next time you see
Joe, you need to pat him on the back and let him know what a good
job he is doing.
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son Vance, David's daughter Kristin, David's wife Rep. Marti Coley, Chipola president Dr. Gene
Prough, Kris Money of the Florida Republican Party, Chipola board member Gary. Clark and
event host Robert Trammell.
Covenant Hospice receives grant to
increase access to care for area vets
Hospice recently received a
"Reaching Out" grant from The
National Hospice and Palliative
Care Organization (NHPCO).
Funded by the Department of
Veterans Affairs, the grants
program is designed to increase
access to hospice and palliative
care services for rural and
Covenant Hospice was
one of 18 community-based
organizations across the nation
to receive the grant. Covenant
is working collaboratively with
its own community partnerships
on innovative programs that aim
to provide care and services to
veterans at the. end of life. The
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discovering new ways to reach
homeless veterans and veterans
living in rural areas with a focus
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Volunteers in the Marianna
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Hospice reach and serve rural
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Many Americans are unaware
that more than 50,000 veterans
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28 percent of all deaths in the
United States. Nearly 40 percent
of enrolled veterans live in
areas that are considered rural,
where community hospices and
VA palliative care programs
are often not readily available.
On any given night, more than
200,000 veterans are without
shelter and lack basic healthcare.
Ensuring that all veterans receive
compassionate, quality care at
the end-of-life is a priority of
Covenant Hospice, NHPCO
and the Department of Veterans
Affairs Hospice and Palliative
Hospice care is part of the
basic.-eligibility package for
veterans enrolled in the Veterans
Health Administration (VHA).
-Hospice services also are covered
by Medicare, Medicaid, most
managed care organizations,
private insurance plans, and
HMOs. However, like majority
of the American public, most
veterans don't know that these
If you or someone you know
has served in our nation's
military, please contact Covenant
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Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any
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Over 330 attend
March 5 in Bristol
The Baggin' Book program that gives free books to children
was held Thursday, March 5 in the Liberty County School S
Board meeting room. The program is designed for children
from birth to 3rd grade, however, any child regardless of age
is welcome. Each child gets three books and a very nice
tote bag to carry their books home in. 1
More than 330 people attended the event and every child
will be enriched with the knowledge of reading. This program
is one way Liberty County helps to promote literacy in our
The program is led by Suzann Stoutanrjre, the Early
Childhood Coordinator. She wrote a grant to get funding for
this program. The Baggin' Book event is held several times
a year and no one ever leaves disappointed.
This program is also sponsored by The Liberty Even
Start, Liberty Early Childhood Programs, North FL Child
Development and Liberty County School Board.
TOP: Autumn Tanner,
searches for just the right
book to take home with
her. ABOVE: Summer Day
proudly shows off her pink
bag from Baggin' Books.
LEFT: Becky Shuler takes
a few minutes to read to
her daughter Juliette before
checking out. BELOW,
R-L: Wayne Mansell
& Jacob Tanner proudly
show off their new books,
while Cannon Shuler, Evan
Shuler, Matthew Shuler
and Jonathan Shuler all get
proposed to locate
missing sr. citizens
WASHINGTON U.S. integrate Silver Alert plans that
Senators Mel Martinez (R- are currently in place in various
FL) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) states. In 2008, the state of
today introduced an effort to Florida implemented its version
create a nationwide network for of the Silver Alert program
locating missing adults and senior allowing local law enforcement
citizens. The Silver Alert Act, agencies within the state to work
originally introduced in the 110th together while utilizing road
Congress, would create a national signs and coordinating with the
alert system modeled after the local media to locate the missing
Amber Alert providing federal adults. This legislation directs the
coordination and assistance Department of Justice to establish
across state lines, a national communications
"With the growing number of network to assist efforts to locate
aging Americans, especially those missing senior citizens. It also
with dementia or Alzheimer's reauthorizes Kristen's Act, which
disease, thousands of adults go helps to maintain a national,
missing every year," said Senator interconnected resource center
Martinez, the top Republican on. and clearinghouse for missing
the Senate's Special Committee adults.
on Aging. "Providing families
and law enforcement agencies
with the combined resources Fourth annual
they need to locate loved ones Dog Show in
is essential. This type of proven
nationwide network will assist Sneads Mar. 28
states and territories with The Sneads Carlisle Rose
developing their own location Garden is please to announce the
system and integrate local Silver 4th annual dog show, Saturday,
Alertplans currently in place with March 28.
the national network." 'Registration begins at 4
"Setting up a Silver Alert p.m. (CT) with the Dog show
system for seniors who go missing beginning at 5 p.m. The event
due to Alzheimer's disease or will be at the Citizen "Football"
dementia will promote the safety field at Sneads High School.
of our nation's seniors, while Registration fees include, dog and
bringing peace of mind to many handler $10. Dog sizes are small,
concerned families," said Senator medium and large and categories
Kohl, Chairman of the Senate's include, prettiest, best dressed
Special Committee on Aging. and most talented (you can enter
"With half a million new cases all categories if you choose). One
of Alzheimer's every year, the dog will win "Best in Show" for
need for a system of this kind will the entire competition.
only grow." Admission to the event is for
The bill encourages states to adults, $5 and 6 & under is free.
develop Silver Alert plans and For more information please
provides funding to enhance and call 850-593-6204.
Take a trip out west;
16 states in 16 days
Wouldn't you like to visit 16
states in just 16 days stopping at
all the attractions listed below.
Call Calhoun County Senior
Citizens and sign up for this great
trip. The trip will be June 17
through July 2. Sign up by March
15 we'll give you an additional
$100 off per person.
Included in this trip is 15
nights lodging at 3 star hotels, 15
breakfast, 3 lunches, 13 dinners,
admission to "all" landmarks and
attractions listed below, goody
bags, refreshments, and a treasure
full of lifetime memories!!
Cost of the trip will be, $2,869/
sgl., $1,969 pp/dbl., $1,569 pp/
trpl. or quad.
The trip includes stops at the
**The Sixth Floor Museum at
**South Fork Ranch "Find out
Who Shot JR?"
**Roswell UFO Museum
**"Old Town" inAlbuquerque,
**Ride the Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge RR
or **White Water Adventure
in the Rocky Mountains
**Show at the Strater Theatre
**Arches National Park
**Grand Teton National Park
**Yellowstone National Park
**Park City Tour
**Salt Lake City Tour
**Circle "B" Ranch (Chuck
wagon dinner & show)
**Crazy Horse Memorial
**Custer State Park
**Mount Rushmore State
Tour in St. Louis
**Gateway Arch (St. Louis)
Don't wait any longer. Now
is the time to save $100. Call
Marilyn at 674-4163.
MARCH 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
Economic stimulus information
meeting set March 24 for firms
interested in Federal projects
CHIPLEY In anticipation
of receiving federal funds from
the- American Recovery and
Reinvestments Act of 2009
(ARRA) for transportation
projects in Northwest Florida,
the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) has
scheduled information meetings
to ensure that interested parties,
including minority and small
businesses are informed of
projects that will receive stimulus
The first of two meetings
in District Three was held in
Tallahassee Tuesday. The second
meeting will take place in the
Santa Rosa County Auditorium,
4530 Spikes Way Milton, March
24, at 9 a.m., CDT.
FDOT will provide an
overview of the state highway
system projects being considered
for possible funding from the
ARRA as well as projects that
have been requested by counties
in the district.
The purpose of the meeting
is to match potential prime
contractors with the available
firms, or subcontractors, that can
provide services and are certified
as a disadvantage business
enterprise (DBE), minority
business enterprise (MBE) or
small business enterprise. A
'match making' session will
be held during the meeting to
provide prime contracting firms an
opportunity to meet with potential
disadvantaged minority and
small business enterprise firms.
For more information contact
FDOT toll-free at 888-638-0250
ext. 366 or visit www.dot.state.
Bill Clinton speaks at a conference last week in Washington, D.C. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO
Former president speaks at
Workforce Board Conference
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Chipola Regional Workforce Board
E xecuti e Director Richard Willams of t'Bnstol
and his son. LCHS senior Daniel Williams,
were in the audience when former President
Bill Clinton spoke at the National Association
of Workforce Boards Conference last %week in
"Whether or not you agree with his politics,
his speech was wonderful," said Williams.
"It was Clinton who signed the bipartisan
workforce legislation bill we now operate
under," Williams commented In the March
9 speech, the former president noted how
etervone said welfare reform wouldn't work
but it has, telling the group "People \would
rather \work for a living than have it handed
"He did a venr good job of la\ ing out the
current situation, both in termnns of the economy
and workforce," according to Williams. who
called Clinton "a ver' powerful" speaker. "He
reminded us that now more than e\ er, training
is needed. Folks with skills will be able to get
and keep jobs. Up-to-date skills are important
and you can get that tranung through workforce
de elopment programs."
As for Daniel, the content of the speech was
less important than the opportunity to see the
fonner president. "It's kind of cool to go from
taking sports shots to photographing the former
president," the 17-year-old said. He didn't think
he'd get his photo when he walked in and was
told organizers didn't kInow if cameras would
be allowed. After a Secret Service agent gave
him the O.K., Daniel got his shot.
He summed up the experience in one word-
Alternative Farm Enterprise Conference
scheduled for March 28 in Crawfordville
by Les Harrison
The North Florida Alternative
Farm Enterprise Conference will
be held in at the Crawfordville,
Florida, Extension Service Office
will begin at 9:30 a.m. and classes
will continue until 4:00 p.m.
"This conference will offer
many specialized sessions
of interest to small acreage
producers," said Scott Jackson,
Wakulla County Extension
Director. "The Big Bend area
is home to hundreds of niche
farmers who fill in the gaps with
heirloom and unique varieties of
produce," he said.
Classes will be taught by
faculty from the University of
Florida's North Florida Research
and Education Center (UF\
NFREC) in Quincy, Florida
A & M University's College
of Engineering, Science,
Technology, and Agriculture
Extension Service faculty, and
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"Most people in the area do not
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Rep. for Sen. Martinez to be
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WASHINGTON U.S. These events will focus
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) on Social Security and a
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Wednesday, March 18. present.
Caseworkers from his office A representative will be in
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Altha seniors visit
Program at Chipola
Seniors from Altha School recently visited the Chipola '
College Law Enforcement Academy Pictured from left,
are: (front) Steve Anderson, Chipola Assessment Center.
Manager; (second row) Tony Hernandez, Brent McLendon,
Caleb Morris, Byron. Quivey, Chipola Coordinator of Law
Enforcement; (back) Tony Golden, Nick McLendon, DJ
Griswold and Randy McCroan, Altha School Resource
Officer. For information about careers in Law Enforcement,
Corrections or Firefighting, contact Steve Anderson at 718-.
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March.19-25, 2009 .
I A choice of low fat white,
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milk served with all meats .
I Waffles and sausage patty, I
I assorted cereal with but- I
I tered toast, assorted fruit I
Sausage biscuit with hash
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Sausage gravy and biscuit,
I assorted cereal with but-
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Science field trip
Mrs. Edminson, two of her
honors-science classes and
students from her Anatomy class
went to the Mary Brogan Museum,
of Art and Science Saturday,
They visited the Universe
Within exhibit where they saw
actual human bodies and organs
that had been preserved. This
exhibit allowed the students
insight to the inside; giving them
a true look at the inner working
of the extraordinary human body.
Mrs. Rachel Edminson believed
that this was definitely a unique
experience that the students will
remember for the rest of their
lives and hopefully they learned
a little too!
Colton Bush honored
by Meagan Benton
Occasionally throughout life
we all encounter people that
can only be described with one
On Wednesday March 11
PAEC found they could
describe Colton Bush, a senior
at Blountstown High School
as nothing less. Colton was
presented with an "Outstanding
Transition StudentAward" for his
spectacular work ethic. Colton-
works at Blountstown Elementary
School for two hours a day and
Blountstown Health and Rehab
four hours a day in food service.
Those of us who have grown up
with Colton know what a kind
heart and beautiful spirit he has.
We have always known that when
you look at Colton you think
"outstanding." We have enjoyed
seeing someone else recognize
Colton the way we have always
seen him. This is the first award
of its kind presented to a student
by PAEC, and we are all ecstatic
that Colton was the recipient.
Congratulations to Colton, thank
you for representing our school
and community well and for your
diligence and good work ethic.
FCAT Pep Rally
Last Monday, March 9,
Blountstown High School seniors
hosted a FCAT Pep Rally for
all underclassmen. The theme
was "Whip the FCAT" and
had a variety of skits including
Indiana Jones and Cool Whip
commercials. Students had fun
dancing to the song Y=X which
goes to the tune of YMCA. At
the end of the performance the
seniors had another surprise for
the students: getting hosed down
with silly string! At the end of
the day students that had to take
the FCAT were motivated to do
Altha School's softball teams
will sponsor a tournament on
Saturday, March 21 featuring four
area high school teams as well
as action by some of our alumni
Action begins at 10 a.m. with
Altha taking on Arnold High
School. There will be an alumni
exhibition game at 12 p.m. and
our varsity team will take to the
field to face Malone High School
at 2 p.m. R.F. Munroe will also
play in the tournament.
Chicken plates will be available
for $6. Plates will include Grilled
Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked
Beans, Dessert and Tea. There
will also be a concession stand.
Any interested alumni players
may contact the school at 762-
3121. Entry fee is $15 which
will include your admission and
Spring Book Fair
Our spring Scholastic Book
Fair will be held March 23-27 in
the media center. Hours for the
fair will be 8 a.m. 3 p.m. daily.
There will be a special Family
Event on Tuesday, March 24
from 3-6 p.m. Families, teachers,
and the community are invited to
attend the Book Fair, featuring
a fun theme: Lights! Camera!
Book Fair!-Reading Makes
you a Star!
The Book Fair will offer
specially priced books- and
educational products, including
new releases, award-winning
titles, children's classics,.
interactive software, and current
bestsellers from more than 100
Book.Fair customers may
help the school build classroom
libraries and improve children's
reading'skills by purchasing books
through the Classroom Wish List
and the One for Books programs.
Check out our official
Scholastic Book Fair link from
our website at www.althaschool.
org. There you can preview
books which will be featured at
the book fair, and you may also
build a-Wish List online. There
is also information on the One for
Books and Classroom Wish List
programs. If you have questions,
please call the media center at
The Senior parents are
sponsoring a dance Friday,
March 20 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
at the Altha Community Center
for students in grades 5 to 12.
Admission is $3 per person.
There will be a concession stand.
Proceeds will go towards Project
FSU High Magnetic
Field Laboratory visits
On March 3, Mrs. Rehberg's
7th and 8th grade Comprehensive
iprehensie welcomed Carlos
ry out their Villa from the
SFSU Mag Lab.
visit, the students
i discussed the
colors of light,
and then they
were able to
to observe the
S The students
then used a
chart to identify
certain gases that
were located in
.. spectrum light
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Altha's School's Steven Vasallo places in boys' division in three-way tie
Archery in the Schools Program tournament results
Central Florida schools are the
big winners in the second annual
National Archery in the Schools
Program Florida State Virtual
Tournament. Two of last year's
winners repeated victories in their
grade level, and one new school
took a top spot.
For the second straight year,
the Flagler Palm Coast High
School team won the high school
division with a team score of
3,073 points and boasts the state's
top male and female shooters.
Shyla Ramage is this year's high-
scoring girl with 266 out of 300,
followed by last year's winner,
Chelsea Blackburn, with a 254.
Third place also goes to a Flagler
Palm Coast shooter, Shelby
Johnson, with a 249 score.
There was a three-way tie in
the boys' division, with scores
of 269. That score came from
archers Pliny Sohl IIIand Tyler
Anderson, both from Flagler Palm
Coast, and Steven Vasallo from
Altha High School in Calhoun
The tie-breaker goes to the
archer with the most bull's-eyes,
but both boys from Flagler Palm.
Coast had 10 each.
A shoot-off between Pliny
and Tyler at an awards ceremony
on Wednesday, March 18 in the
school gymnasium will determine
the winner. Both the top female
and male shooters receive a
special custom Genesis bow,
' Morrell target and a trophy for
Repeating its win this year is
Daniel Jenkins Academy from
Polk County, with a team score
of 2,947. The academy won
the inaugural middle school
tournament in 2008 and came
back this year to reclaim the top
This year's number one
elementary school is College
Park from Ocala. Last year,
the school placed second in the
elementary school division. The
top three schools in all divisions
will receive gold, silver and
bronze medals for their archers
and a trophy for the school to
More than 750 students in
35 Florida schools competed in
their own school gymnasiums.
All participants received official
tournament t-shirts and certificates
"Students who do not normally
participate and enjoy sports-related
or extra-curricular activities
seem to excel in the program
-- something that invariably
carries over into their attitude,
work habits ana other school
activities," Florida program
coordinator Steve Robbins said.
"It often inspires after-school
activities shared by families
and friends, teaching discipline,
respect and self-control."
To inquire about enrolling
your child's school in Florida's
National Archery in the Schools
Program, click on MyFWC.com/
nasp.htm or call 386-754-1051,
ext. 215 to request a brochure.
Complete scores and standings
for all schools competing in the
tournament will be posted on that
Calhoun County SWAT teams working hard to put together
day filled with fun for 'Tobacco Free Florida Kick Butts Day'
Kick Butts Day is a national
day of activism that empowers
youth to stand out, speak up and
seize control against big tobacco.
On March 25, events around
the state will mobilize students
to raise awareness about the
problems of tobacco use in their
school or community.
Locally, our middle school
SWAT teams have been working
hard to put together a day filled
with fun and education about
tobacco and its harmful effects.
vtAltha School's Kick Butts
Event will be held on March 25.
VBlountstown Middle School
will have theirs on March 26.
VCarr School will have their
Kick Butts Event on March 27.
Tobacco Free Florida the
state's anti-tobacco campaign
Want to quit smoking?
Florida QuitLine can
help; hospital offers
classes for quitters
Have you ever been asked by your physician, "Do you smoke?"
There's a real good reason why they ask their patients that. If you are
a smoker, it increases your risk of having heart disease, stroke, many
different forms of cancer, lung and vascular diseases.
Chronic diseases are rarely resolved spontaneously and they are
generally not cured by medication or prevented by vaccine. What do
you know about tobacco and it's link to chronic diseases?
Smoking is the primary cause of chronic diseases such as chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis
and emphysema. These diseases don't wait till you are in your 60s
or 70s to attack your lungs, they can affect your life as early as your
Too many people spend their hard earned cash every day to buy
a product that, used the way it is intended to be used, will cost them
more hospital and doctor bills than a rich man can afford.
Did you know that tobacco addiction is among the leading
preventable causes of morbidity and mortality in Florida and in the
Cigarette use alone results in an estimated 430,000 deaths each year
in the U.S. That total includes 28,700 deaths in Florida. That means
a lot of good folks who started a habit that cost them their lives.
The tobacco industry spends close to $1 billion in Florida annually
to market its products, more thairany other state. That's a lot of money!
Because so many of our family and friends are dying from the use of
their products, the Tobacco Industry needs new users. Unfortunately,
many of those new users are our very own children.
Please, if you know someone who wants to stop smoking before-
the chronic diseases attack them, have them call the toll free Florida
QuitLine (1-877-U-CAN-NOW)and get the help they need before it
is too late.
Cessation classes (quit smoking classes) are held at the Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. Classes are conducted by Amiee Hanvey. Amiee can
be reached at 850-674-5411, ext 209,. If you would like to have classes
held at your church or civic organization, contact Julie VanderMeer,
Calhoun County Health Department, at 850-674-5645, ext 238.
Remember, you can quit and we're here to help!
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cigarette and smokeless tobacco
To counter the advertising
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any other state, Tobacco Free
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youth prevention advertising
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cinema and print ads across the
state, encouraging youth to "Be
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The new "Be Free" campaign
message encourages youth to
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without tobacco use and is part
of the state's effort to reduce the
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flavors in their products. In a
typical, Florida suburban
neighborhood, the familiar chime
of an ice cream truck attracts
children within ear's reach.
Gathering around the truck, they
notice that cartoon characters
such as a chocolate bar smoking
a cigar and a lemon lighting
a cigarette have replaced the ,
A leathery-skinned tobacco
executive leans out of the window
asking for orders. As the kids
exchange blank stares, one youth
shakes his head as a voice over
asks, "Who do you think they're
trying to attract?"
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LCHS Bulldog Baseball team kicks off
season off with a winning record of 6-0
by Beverly Sapp
The LCHS Baseball team kicked the season off with a
winning record of 6 0. The Bulldogs traveled to Maclay
on Feb. 19 to take on the Mauraders, beating them 6-2.
Sophomore Ryan Travis took the mound for the 'Dawgs,
picking up his first win of the season, giving up only 2
hits, no earned runs, and 7 K's. The leaders at the plate for
'Dawgs were Jordan Reddick, going 2-2 on the day with
a HR and 2 RBI; Kyle Sapp, who went 3-4, and Jimmy
Revell, who was 2-3 with 1 RBI.
The Bulldogs traveled to Blountstown on Feb. 20,
beating the Tigers 16-2. Senior Kyle Sapp started off the
night on the mound for the 'Dawgs, pitching 3 innings,
gave up only 1 hit, no runs, and 4 K's, Picking up his first
win of the season, Senior Jeremy Shuler finished up with
2 innings, giving up 2 earned runs and 3 K's. At the plate
Ryan Travis led LCHS, going 3-3 with a homeruni and
4 RBI. Kyle Sapp had 2-4 RBI, Jared Barber 2-4 RBI.
Brenton Bailey 3-4 4RBI, and Jordan Reddick 2-2 RB I.
On Feb. 24, the Bulldogs hosted John Paul for the
first home game of the season. Jeremy Shuler picked up
his first win pitching 4 innings, with 6 K's giviIg up I
.earned run and 3 hits. Leaders at the plate were
Kyle Sapp, 3-4 with 3 RBI; Jared Barber 1-3, 2b,
S 2 RBI; Jordan Reddick 2-3 2RBI; Jeremy Shuler
2RBI and Brenton Bailey, 2 RBI. The Bulldogs
pulled off another win with a score of 16 1.
The Bulldogs went to Franklin County on Feb.
26, where they won a close game with a final
score of 7-6. Scotty Brown pitched 4 innings,
giving up 4 earned runs, and 4 K's,.Shalin Patel
finished up the night on the mound pitching 3
innings with 3 K's.
At the plate, Scotty Brown went 2-3, and
Jimmy Revell had the game winning hit, with
a single scoring 2 runs for the win in the 7th
On to Rickards High in Tallahassee on Feb. 27,
the Bulldogs played a hard fought game against
a 4A team, pulling out the win with a score of
8-4. Ryan Travis pitched for the 'Dawgs, going 5
innings, with 12 K's giving up only 4 hits and 2
- earned runs. Ryan also led at the plate going 2-4
O players to keep working hard and continue to grow as
a I : a team. Coach McLemore and the Bulldogs are working
with 3 RBI, Brenton Bailey 2-4 1 RBI, Jordan Reddick
2-4, Jared Barber 2b, 1 RBI, Kyle Sapp had a triple, 1RBI,
and Jimmy Revell was 1-3, had a triple and 2 RBI.
The first district game for the Bulldogs was played at
West Gadsden. Jeremy Shuler took the mound for the
Dawgs, pitching 3 innings with 5 K's, allowing no hits and
no earned runs for a 15- 0 win. At the plate Jimmy Revell
was 2-3, 2b, 4 RBI; Brenton Bailey was 2-3 3RBI; Kyle-
Sapp 1-1 2b, RBI; and Jeremy Shuler 2b, 2 RBI.
hard to reach their goal of winning the district this year.
The Junior Varsity Team is also off to a great start with
a winning record of 5-1.
This JV team is working hard, scoring big in every
game they've played, allowing only 15 runs in 6 games.
The Baseball Boosters would like the Bulldog players
to know how proud they are of each and every one of
them. The Boosters would also like to thank all the
sponsors, parents, coaches, and everyone that helps in any
way for all the hard work already put in to this year. We're
looking forward to an awesome baseball season.
DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
Altha Wildcats win against Blountstown Tigers 18-7
12-Jacob Warner provided the
-varsity Wildcats'highlight against
the Liberty County Bulldogs
last Thursday. He turned on a
1-0 pitch and jacked a lead off
homerun over the left field fence
to begin, last Thursday night's
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game. It was the freshman's first
mash as a Wildcat.
However, Liberty County
(8-1) would tie it in the bottom
of the first and go on to.score
11 unanswered runs for a 12-1
Jake Edenfield had Altha's (1-,
8) only other hit, a single in the
13-Coming out with the hot
sticks last Friday, Altha's junior
varsity opened the game with a
4-0 lead last Friday against the
Tigers. Justin Waldroff took the
first pitch he saw and slapped a
single into tight field to begin
the first inning. Porter Smith
reached on a fielding error by the
shortstop. Kyler Dew walked to
load the bases. B.J. Simco hit a
grass-burner to the shortstop that
forced out Kyler at second base
but Waldroff scored on the play.
Jesse Hall slammed a 1-1 pitch
into. left centerfield for his first
triple as a Wildcat. That allowed
Smith and Simco to cross the
dish. Brendan Dew picked up a
RBI as his groundout to first base
The Tigers made it a 4-4
ballgame in the bottom of the
frame and they went up, 6-4, in
the second inning.
However, the.Wildcats (0-8-1)
pulled within a run in the third
inning. With one out Jesse Hall
reached on a fielder's choice and
he stole second base. Brendan
Dew reached on a throwing error
by the Tiger's pitcher and Hall
scored to make it 6-5.
Just as the woods behind
Blountstown's baseball field
were still burning as a result of
a control .bum, so the varsity
Wildcats (2-8; 2-2) were on fire
on the diamond. They scored
runs in every inning and burned
the Tigers (0-9; 0-3, 2-2A) to the
tune of 18-7.
Altha's Jacob Warner began
the scoring frenzy in the first
inning. He reached second base
after a throwing error by the
shortstop, Jordan Sweinhart.
Jake Edenfield singled through
the left side and Warner moved to
third. An errant throw trying to
pickoffEdenfield at first allowed
Warner to score and Edenfield
moved to second base. A passed
ball allowed Edenfield to move to
third. Tyler Huffplated Edenfield
with a two-out RBI single through
the right side.
In the second inning the
Wildcats scored 5 more runs to
take a 7-0 lead. Anthony Young
walked to begin the inning.
With one out Warner singled
to shallow centerfield to plate
Young. Warner stole third and
scored on a wild pitch. Edenfield
reached on an infield single to
the left side and he advanced to
second base on a passed ball.
Ethan Byler drew a walk and
Corey Johnson doubled back up
the middle to score Edenfield and
Byler. With tow outs both Tyler
Huff and Jacob O'Bryan reached
on fielding errors by the shortstop
Sweinhart. Johnson crossed
the plate on Sweinhart's second
third error of the game to for the
Wildcats' fifth run.
D.J. Griswold was issued a
walk to begin the third inning.
He would score on Ethan Byler's
sacrifice fly to centerfield to give
the Wildcats an 8-0 lead.
Altha posted 2 more runs in
the fourth inning. For the third
consecutive inning the Wildcats
drew a lead off walk. Both
Jeremy O'Bryan and Anthony
See WILDCATS on page 27
P. ,Pe 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURN MARCH-18, 2009
.....dat .s announced for
Child Find Pre-K screening
Liberty Co. screenings planned
at Veterans Park Civic Center
FDLRS/PAEC Child Find and the Liberty County School Board
will co-sponsor Pre-K Screenings for the Early Childhood Program
which includes VPK, HeadStart, PreK-D, and child care. Any
child, age 3-4 years old, will be screened in the areas of speech,
language, and developmental skills.
Screening appointments will be scheduled April 27 -April 30
from 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Park Civic Center on Hwy.
12 in Bristol.
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 (911 address) in Liberty County,
and the child's birth certificate.
Screenings are by appointment and may be scheduled by calling
toll free 1-866-277-6616.
Dates set in Altha, Blountstown
for Calhoun County screenings
The CalhoufCounty School Board and PAEC/FDLRS will co-
sponsor free Pre-K screenings for children potentially in need of
special education services.
Dates and locations will be:
*April 7 at Altha School
*April 13 at W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown
*April 23 at W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown
*April 28 at W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown-
Children ages 3-4 years and not already enrolled in public school
are eligible for participation.
Please call 674-8734 ext. 228 toll free to schedule an
W. R. Tolar's February Good Citizens recognized
Left to Right/ FRONT ROW: David Snipes, Disney Williams, Malikk Everett, Elizabeth Barragan, Lane
McCormick, Randy Keene, Lupe Martinez, Courtney Larson, Leda Thurman, Haylin Womble, Kayla
Thompson, Delaney Cheesmon SECOND ROW: Sierra Campbell, Trevor Murphy, Zac Gardner, Jezaniah
Jacobs, Josh Owens, Noah McCroskey, Maria Martinez, Peyton Gonzalez, Demetria Peterson, Juliana
Pullam, Hana Whitfield THIRD ROW: William Hayes, Landon Earnest, Hyrum Wahlquist, Skye Hoover,
Jordan Hatcher, Chris White NOT PICTURED: Jared Holcomb, Vanessa Solis, Megan Hosey, Terence
Butcher, Blake Powell, Geneva Williams, David Black, Rebecca Organ and Justin Goodmnan.
PAY TOP DOLLAR!
Will buy wrecked cars or trucks, 1995 models and newer.
Will also buy cars and trucks with bad motors
,, |., 7/F or transmissions.
______ N /l/^ MUST HAVE TITLES.
2 N Call Nick at
b /a Aubrie Nelson Automotive
/ 850-762-8333 day
or 762-3998 night.
$ 6 0 ea.or
i on Drer --J
Wall Art, Silk Plants, Lamps,
'cess Ded Linens
I g el,
and Table Top Accessories
it. ds March
ppl, n and
with your purchase of S999. '95 or more
c s cif,, c n
ctronic. appliance and
lawn equQrnent purchases.
r ends March 3 2009.
MARCH 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21
Phone bWe will
ocated at after hour
21521 NE SR 20, appointments
HOSFORD n weekdays.
Walk-ins welcome r appointment.
A Vehicle Commander
on a route clearance
When: Saturday, March 28, 2009
-Where: old Horizons School/Annex
Building in Bristol n
Time: 9:00 a.m. EST
inspections beginning at
8:00 a.m. until the auction starts
Some of the items to be auctioned off will include
commerciall appliances, ,
and other property that can 5
/ | no longer be used by
the school system..
Successful bidders will be expected to pay for
and remove all property bought the day of the
auction. Bidders must pay with cash or a check
made out to Liberty County School Board.
All property will be sold "as is" with no warranty
of any kind and all sales will be final.
J. McCaskill, Director of Facilities at 643-2275 ext. 267 or 266.
The Uberty County School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Any item with a minimum bid will be announced prior to the bidding of that item.
Dear Family and Friends of
I don't want to .inundate any
of you with events on this side
of the world, but sometimes I
feel compelled to share stories
of a daily routine and a burden of
can not fathom.. I've been on
several Combat Log Patrols
throughout four Provinces in Iraq
and each time I am humbled by the
professionalism and dedication I
see in these young sergeants and
corporals that ,carry the burden
of responsibility of knowing that
their actions or inactions can
reverberate to the international
scene. Most of them are barely
in their twenties and carry this
burden of responsibility because
theybelieve in whatthey are doing.
I recently went on a Combat
Log Patrol (CLP) that spanned
two provinces and lasted three
days. As a Company Commander
I didn't really need to go and
the Marines probably would
have preferred I
not ride along. I "Thesi
can understand. Marine
It would be like
my Commanding with
Officer coming very fg
down to my area
of responsibility what A
and just "hanging stanI
out." I quickly
concerns and let them know I
would not get in their way of
performing their mission.
I had a Maintenance Support
Team that was part of this convoy
to conduct training with the
Iraqi Army and perform some
maintenance for some Marine
units operating in the area. I
thought it was important that
I show my Marines from time
to time that I too will expose
myself to dangers just like them
and the fact I appreciate their
dedication and sense of mission
We started out with the
intelligence brief around 2100
to all the Vehicle Commanders
to discuss recent enemy activity
along the route we were to take.-
We were to travel at night so
we would not interfere with the
"Normalcy" we were attempting
to bring-back to the province by
traveling when roads have less
civilian traffic. The intelligence
update was being briefed by the
CLP Commander, a sergeant
no more that
e young 23 years old.
s I serve His name was'
Sgt. Hill. The
ire the Combat Log
fabric of Patrol was 56
merica vehicles of
Is for." Ambush
trucks, various cargo trucks,
and elements of the Security
Force of Gun Trucks, Mine
Rollers, Electronic Counter
Measure vehicles and HMMWVs
It was a very candid and direct
brief on recent events that was
sobering and very real. The CLP
would have over 100 Marines that
Sgt. Hill was entrusted with to
carry out this mission. Other than
myself, Sgt. Hill was the senior
Marine and "In Charge." I recall
thinking to myself, "Wow, what
a burden of responsibility placed
on the shoulders of this young
NCO." He was responsible for
the welfare, safety and security of
this mission and its Marines. The
CLP would cover over a thousand
miles and span two provinces of
unfriendly territory. Fortunately
we completed a successful and
enduring mission and all of the
Marines came back safe and
more mature than before. I was
truly humbled by the actions of
the Marines in this CLP and the
stress and burden placed on Sgt.
Hill's shoulders knowing he does
this day in and day out, non-stop.
Several of his CLPs have been hit
with IEDs and they have taken
direct fire during their missions.
On this mission we were
lucky. Sgt. Hill plays the cards
he is dealt and each patrol he
is dealt a new hand. What is
important to know is he nor will
any service man or women ever
fold their hand. When you, hear
the American public say "We
support our troops," know these
young Americans going in harm's
way have enough intuition to
delineate between sincerity and
a political. punch line.
* These young Marines I serve
with are the very fabric of what
America stands for. They are
mature beyond their years and
have a profound love for God,
Country and Corps.
Major Jerry R. Copley
1st Maintenance Battalion
Major Jerry Copley (center) with friends V C. and Gunner.
F-.-. -W, .-
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L ~I TU A RIUEI
NELL CONNELL BANDJOUGH
89, passed away March 11, 2009 at her home
surrounded by family and friends. Born Feb. 14,
1920 she was a lifelong resident ofWewahitchka.
She. was preceded in death by her great-
grandson, Kyle Anthony Floyd and husband,
Edward Anthony Bandjough.
Survivors include her daughter, Bernadette
(Bonnie) Bandjough-Eubanks and her husband,
Harold of Wewahitchka; one granddaughter,
Traci-A. Norris of Hosford; one grandson,
Travis A. Gillenwater of Bristol; one great-
granddaughter, Brittany N. Floyd of Hosford;
one great-grandson, Dustin M. Gillenwater of
Bristol; three nephews, Jack Connell and his
wife, Alice Faye of Tallahassee, Charles W.
Brogdon of Hollywood, CA, and Daniel C.
Brogdon and his wife, Opal of Wewahitchka;
a niece, Betty L. Fleming and her husband,
Maxwell of Wewahitchka; and many special
Services were held Saturday, March 14 at-
First United Methodist Church in Wewahitchka,
'with the Reverend Ted Spencer and the Reverend
Harry Johnson (Ret.) officiating, interment
followed at Jehu Cemetery.
In lieut of flowers, those wishing may make
memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation of
America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New
York, NY, 10001 or www.alzfdn.org.
Comforter Funeral Home Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel was in charge of the
RANDALL N. KENT
BLOUNTSTOWN Randall N. Kent, 58, died
Thursday, March 12,2009 at Calhoun Liberty Hospital in
Blountstown. He was born onJuly 28, 1950 in Hartford,
AL and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his life.
He worked as a carpenter and also at a pole mill. He
was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his mother, Delphia Kent Keel of
Oak Grove Community near Kinard; two sons, Michael
Kent of Blountstown and Randy Kent of Bristol;
a daughter, Kelly Waller of Bristol; three brothers,
Darrell Kent of Blountstown; Rex Kent of Bristol, and
Dale Kent of Oak Grove Community near Kinard; two
sisters, Brenda Sumner and Wendy Deckerhoff, both of
Tallahassee; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, March 13 from the
graveside at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown
with Reverend John Creamer officiating.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown@was in charge
of the arrangements.
EUNICE ALFORD HAND
QUINCY Eunice Alford Hand, 78, of Quincy
passed away March 17, 2009 in Panama City.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law,
Barbara W. Bennett of Ft. Branden and Martha Brandon
and her husband, David of Hosford; a sister, Frances
Wise of Quincy; four grandchildren and seven great-
Services will be held Thursday, March 19 at 4 p.m.
from the graveside at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will
.receive friends after the service at the cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in
charge of the arrangements.
Area pharmacists recognized in February
During the month of Feb., Big
Bend Hospice delivered home
baked cookies to local pharmacists
to thank them for the important role
they play in meeting the needs of
- Hospice volunteers baked
cookies and packaged them
along with note of thanks to
let pharmacists know how much
they are appreciated. When Big
Bend Hospice has an after hours
admission or a family needs a
stronger medication for pain
management, local pharmacists
are the ones who stay open late
or make special arrangements
for our patients so they do not go
without needed drugs. "Having a
:relationship with the community
pharmacists makes our job so much
easier" said team manager Wendy
Melton," they know the families
and understand the importance
of making sure medications are
available as needed."
"I delivered the cookies and was
met with smiles aid surprise. It's
great to give back to the people who
give to us, a great way to say thank-
you," said Community Relations
Coordinator Travia Cohen, who
organized and delivered cookies.
Big Bend Hospice serves Franklin,
Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty,
Madison, Taylor and Wakulla
Counties providing compassionate
care to people with a life-limiting
illness, comfort to their families
and emotional support to anyone
who has lost a loved one.
The Big Bend Hospice's
Gadsden office is at 105 North
Jackson St., Quincy. Call 875-
4973. to find out more.
Help seniors in your community:
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*Make Informed Choices About Their Health Insurance
*Save Money on Their Prescription Medications
*Inform Them of Programs They May be Eligible
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We miss you,
Your wife, Lois C.
S daughter, Jeanie
Whittaker, and your
grandsons, Casey &
"If you can't come
to us, give us a call
and we will come to
Let us help you with a memorial of BEAUTY and
DURABILITYServing Jackson & the Surrounding
Counties for 42 Years.
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593-6828 1-800-369-6828 Fax 593-6888
Charles K. McClellan
Licensed Funeral Director
42 years experience
Call us Let us explain how we can
conveniently handle arrangements
in Liberty County.
Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home
Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351
S-- Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 T
Peavy Funeral Home
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Funeral Services with Dignity,
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' ..Oglesby has been a leader in tissue culture, pursuing technology and
innovation necessary to remain at the forefront of a global industry
SWashington Co. Master Gardeners
Stake tour of Oglesby Plants in Altha
Sprucing up the welcome sign
Elly Paulin of the Liberty Women's Club positions a rose bush
as students from Bristol Youth Academy stand by ready to dig
holes to plant the decorative additions at the base of the Bristol
welcome sign on Saturday. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO
Jackson Co. Master Gardener
annual plant sale this Saturday
March 21 will not only herald Smith will be demonstrating how
in the first day of spring, but the to inoculate oak logs for Shitake
Jackson County Master Gardener Mushroom production. If you are
SecondAnnual plant sale as well. not up to the task, logs will be
This year the Master Gardeners available for purchase. They will
.will be focusing on edible even have a few farmers there
plants. They will have bare-root selling their wares while local
Chinquapin, Mayhaw and Crab 4-H students help you with your
Apple trees,_ an assortment of purchases.
landscape plants and even some The sale will be held on the
pots of the carnivorous plant, Extension Service Grounds and
saracena Rubra (Red Pitcher Pavilion on the north side of the
Plant). facility at 2741 Pennsylvania
In addition to a variety ofplants Avenue in Marianna from 7 a.m.
will be crafts, used gardening until about 2 p.m. March 21.
books, baked goods and food and For more information call
drinks. Master Gardener Phillip 482-9620.
Washington County Master
Gardeners visited Oglesby Plants
in Altha on March 9 to learn
how the firm, known world ide,
clones a .ariet. of plants for
Since 19"5, Oglesby has been
a predominant leader in tissue
culture, pursuing technology, and
inno0 action necessary 1to remain at
the forefront of a global industry.
The\ report that their e\penenced
staff has gained international
recognition for their ability to
ser ice and consistently\ deliver
(), I e s b y P la n ts
International specializes in the
micropropagation of tropical
foliage. \\ithi emphasis on
Spathlph\ Ilnim and Anthurliim.
The laboratory. also offers a
number of tissue culture related
services; contract research,
consultation and contract
production, including large scale
agricultural projects. They now
service all major horticultural
centers around the world and are
proud to have met this challenge
and look forward to developing
more international business.
The visitors were given a
A group of Washington County Master Gardeners had plenty
of questions as they examined greenhouse plants (above) and
toured the lab (below).
tour of the laboratory along with
other areas of the business and
permitted to walk through the
greenhouses and view the wide
variety of plants 'propagated at
Oglesby is well known in
the tropical foliage industry as
a leader in the development and
marketing of new plant varieties.
They firmly believe that the
industry needs a constant infusion
of new and superior plants to help
maintain growers' profit margins
and to keep the buying public
interested in our products.
Root maintenance: The forgotten part of the tree and shrub care
Warmer weather along the
Gulf Coast has encouraged
people to start their gardening
chores. Just walking around
neighborhoods this week, I can tell
that significant pruning is going
on. Most gardeners will spend
time and effort carefully shaping
a shrub or tree. Unfortunately,
not many gardeners will spend an
equal amount of time correcting
Roots are usually the forgotten
part of the tree and shrub. They
typically comprise from one-
third to one-fifth of the weight
of the tree. Roots can extend
out three times the width of the
canopy. Massive root systems are
important in stabilizing the plant
during high winds.
Roots that get deflected by
things such as house foundations,
streets and sidewalks impact the
uniformity of the root system and.
thus decrease the tree's stability.
Deformed root systems can result
in unstable trees that can fall
Growing a good root system
begins with buying a good plant.
Prior to purchasing, remove the
plant from its container and look
at its root system. A tree left in a
nursery container too long might
not develop roots on one entire
side of the tree after it is planted
in the landscape.
If you must plant a tree with
circling roots, these roots should
be cut aggressively with a shovel,
knife or pruning tool to prevent
them from girdling the tree later,
especially if they are near the top
of the root ball. Make three or
four slices an inch or two deep
by Theresa Friday, "
Horticulture Extension Agent,I
Santa Rosa County
from the top of the root ball to the
bottom. If in doubt about whether
a root is large enough to cut, go
ahead and cut it. This will be best
for the tree in the long run.
Each year after planting, be
sure to inspect the tree's root
system. Gently pull away the
mulch and even some of the soil.
Look carefully for root defects
such as crossing or girdling roots
and kinked roots.
Certain species such as
magnolia, maple, hollies and others
appear especially susceptible to
root defects; however, any tree
can be affected by circling or
stem girdling roots.
Trees with roots that are
touching or circling the trunk
instead of growing straight away
from the trunk stress the tree by
reducing.or eliminating vascular
flow where the root contacts the
trunk. This stress increases with
time as the root grows in diameter.
Left uncorrected, girdling roots
can lead to dead spots on the
trunk and tree decline. Trunk
girdling, dead patches on the
trunk, and tree death could occur
when the defect is serious.
Some of this can be corrected
by removing the root defect, but
root removal also stresses the
tree. Stress from root removal
will only last for a relatively short
period and will decrease with
time as the tree recovers from
the loss of the root. Leaving the
root defect in place can increase
stress over time.
Guidelines for root
&If the root circles less than
of the trunk and is easy to get
to, remove it.
VIf the root circles less than
of the trunk but would be difficult
to remove without injuring the
trunk, then cut the root but don't
/If a root covers a main root,
then cut or remove it.
If a root circles more than
of the trunk, remove the circling
*VTaking care of a tree's root
system will ensure a stable tree.
Routine checking and correcting
minor defects when the tree is
young is easy and beneficial. Root
severing on mature trees may.
cause more harm than good.
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M & W Self
7 days a week service
5'x 10' ..... 20
10'x 10'...... ;35
10'x 20' .....;70
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 uM
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
New 1200 sq. ft. 3 bed/2
bath home in Altha on nice
wooded 3/4 acre lot, end
of the road privacy, city
water, wood cabinets with
granite tops, kitchen appli-
ances, tile'and laminate
flooring, master walk-in
closet, separate utility room.
30 year shingled and
$169 QUEEN PILLOWTOP
mattress & box.
full warranty., 222-7783.
$499 Microfiber Living
Room matching set.
Still in crate, never used.
Can deliver 545-7112.
100% LEATHER SOFA
& LOVESEAT, must sell,
$799. never used, in
6-pc Solid Wood Sleigh
Bedroom Set. NEW.
English Dovetail Drawers.
$699. Delivery available.
7pc KING size bdrm set.
Solid wood dovetailed
drawers. New still in
boxes. Worth $4k give
away $1299. Can
Brand NEW KING PLUSH-
TOP MATTRESS SET,
$269 still in plastic and
warranty. Can deliver
Casual Dining Room
Table with 4 chairs.
Solid Wood, Brand
New $299. 425-8374.
FULL $139 mattress w/
BRAND NEW with
NEW Queen Orthopedic
Pillowtop mattress set in
sealed plastic w/ warranty.
Can deliver. 222-9879
ITEMS FOR SALE
Baby buggy, $40; white baby bed
with mattress, $40; queen size
sleeper sofa with matching love
seat, tan color, $70; toddler bed
with mattress, $60; old fashion re-
cord player for 33 1/3 records, $8.
Call 674-3264. 3-18
42" round table, $60; chest of
drawers, $30; boy's 26" bjke, $50.
Call 674-3264. 3-18,3-25
Burgundy rocker recliner, $25
OBO. Call 674-8320. 3-18,3-25
Refrigerator, dormitory size, $40.
Call 643-5396. 3-18,3-25
Home entertainment stereo sys-
tem w/remote control, $35; dance
revolution mat, $25. Call 643-
2568. 3-18, 3-25
Welder Club weight bench with
barbells, leg lift and weights, $200
OBO. Call 643-5585.
Coleman Evcon 3 ton A/C unit,
approximately 10 years old, work-
ing when disconnected, $250.
May also sell the furnace which
is same year, have not removed
from home yet. Call 447-0682.
Used Magic Chef Range, white,
in .good condition, $125. Used
Magic Chef built-in dishwasher,
black, also in good working condi-
tion, $75., Call 447-0682. 3-11,3-18
Maytag washer, $55. Call 447-
4730. 3-11, 3-18
Two night stands, white, $15
each; High chair, $15; Easy chair,
$15. Call 674-3264. 3-11,3-18
Bamboo Tiki Bar, doors and
drawers, $100; Kirby vacuum
cleaner with attachments, $75;
Large 3-shelf knick-knack shelf,
$35. Call 643-7378. 3-11,3-18
Electric Guitar amplifier and
multi-effects peddle board, $150
OBO. Call 762-8586 or 272-
GE brand Dryer, $75. Call 670-
Prom dress, size 8, silver, from
Dream Gowns, paid $500, will
sacrifice for $200. Call 643-3655.
Prom dress, new, never been
worn, still has tags, size 7/8, cor-
al colored, halter top style, some
beading, train. Paid $180, asking
$75.' Call 643-8815 leave mes-
1990 Cutlass Sierra, 4-door,
white, 97K miles, AC and heat
works, asking $1,800. Call 447-
3108. 3-18, 3-25
2001 Ford Taurus, good car,
needs transmission, $400 or trade.
Call 674-1652. 3-18,3-25
1994 Lexus, runs good, looks
good, fully loaded, $4,000. Call
1997 Ford Mercury, needs cos-
metic help, runs good, $1,500.
Call 762-1914. 3-11,3-18
TRUCKS & SUVS
1981 Ford F-250, straight six,
30,000 original miles, good first
vehicle, $1,500 OBO. Call 850-
1995 Toyota extended cab,
4-wheel drive, blue, clean truck,
runs good, 166,000 miles, $5,600.
Call 447-3225. 3-18;3-25
2004 Chevy pick-up, auto, AC,
8-cyl., 4x4, work truck with vinyl
floors and seats, 104K miles, fair
condition, $6,000 OBO. Call 379-
8892, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., no answer
leave message. 3-18,3-25
1999 Expedition Eddie Bauer
series, 108,000 miles, leather, 3
row seats, rear air, 6-CD changer,
garage kept, service records avail-
able, excellent condition, $6,500
negotiable. Call 674-4354 or 643-
1995 Dodge Dakota, 2.5 liter, 4
cyl. engine, low mileage, manual
transmission, a lot of extras, 2
sets rims, tool box, -camper shell,
. all for $3,000. Call 643-5389 after
6 p.m. 3-18, 3-25
1999 Ford Regular Cab, Silver,
brand new Mud Dog tires, $1,200.
Call 272-6561. 3-11,3-18
2002 Ford Ranger XLT, excellent
condition, runs great, brand new
black diamond plate topi box, and
fog lights, $5,500 negotiable. Call
Set of four factory 6-lug Chevy
rims and tires, P-265/70 R16, BF
Goodrich, excellent tread, $200.
Call 643-6003. 3-18,3-25
Diamond plate tool box, fits full
size truck, locks work, both latches
work, two keys, $100 OBO. Call
Camper top for small pick-up,
$70. Call 674-3264. 3-11,3-18
2002 Honda CR250R dirt bike,
has new parts and extras. Call
526-8234 or 693-0499. 3-18,3-25
2000 Honda CVR 600 F4, it's
been lowered and extended. Has
a new clutch and a new back tire,
asking $3,300. Call 643-6728,
leave message after 3 p.m.
2006 Polaris Outlaw 500,
4-wheeler, Fox racing shocks,
Douglas wheels, great condition,
$3,500. Call 643-6942. 3-11,3-18
2007 V-Star 650 Yamaha Motor-
cycle, Silverado Classic, 3,300
miles, asking $5,600; 2000 Kawa-
saki 300, 4x4 4-wheeler, $2,100.
Call John at 643-5255 or 447-
LOST & FOUND
LOST a green bridle lost at Bristol
Arena last Sunday 3/8/09. Call
Kristy 643-3655. 3-18,3-25
Found: two dogs, one tan hound
with black muzzle, looks young;
one short dog w/curly tail, tan w/
white chest, looks young. Found
on Rebel Farm Rd. in Bristol, both
real friendly. Call 643-8940.
HOMES & LAND
One acre land in Telogia, off
Hwy. 67, very reasonable. Call
379-3965 before 3 p.m. 3-11,3-18
2000 28x48 Champion, 3 bd,
2 bath, side by side refrigerator,
dishwasher, six-ceiling fans, must
be moved. Call 379-3420.
1.4 acres, located on Hwy. 65 N,
highway frontage. Call 643-7326.
Big lot on Chipola River, located
in Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
TOOLS AND HEAVY
14x4 Pull trailer, single axle pin,
$275; 2x4 pull trailer, good for
lawn mower or four wheeler, $100;
Set of tandem axles from semi
trailer, axles include tires, wheels,
brakes, springs, etc., $450. Call
Kent Jacobs at 643-2515 after 6
p.m. (ET). M-Th or call and leave
a message including name and
number if calling before 6 p.m.
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
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Liberty Post &
Barn Pole Inc.
Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N)
Phone (850) 643-5995
We ve got the fence posts to meet your needs. -.
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2000 Ford tractor, late '60s mod-
el, runs good, asking $3,500. Call.
Kent Jacobs at 643-2515 after 6
p.m. (ET). M-Th or call and leave
a message including name and
number if calling before 6 p.m.
Metal frame shed, 30x32x17,
buyer niust disassemble, $1,500
OBO. Call 643-4362. 3-18,3-25
American Bulldog puppy, fe-
male, 8 months old, very sweet,
free to a good home. Call 447-
Black Lab mixed puppy, 7
months old, male, very gentle and
sweet, free to a good home. Call
Two cats free to a good home,
one 10-month-old long hair tor-
toise-colored female, not fixed;
one-1 1/2-year-old male tabby cat,
fixed. Both were rescue cats and
they have been inside cats, but
could adapt to outside. Call 639-
9771. 3-18, 3-25
Free kittens, inside and outside,
seven weeks old, litter box trained,
THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL
To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
-very cute and cuddly. Cal 674-
very cute and cuddly. Call 674-
4046 evenings. 3-11,3-18
Wanted: incubator for hatching
eggs, 50 to 60 count. Call 762-
2319. 3-18, 3-25
Wanted: House trailer to buy and
be moved. Call 674-3264.
Junk cars and trucks, any con-
dition. We pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-1126 cell. UFN
16 ft. Aluminum Lowes boat, 48
hp. Johnson motor, trailer, all for
$3,000. Call 566-9323. 3-18,3-25
1991 16x8 Scandy White boat,
90 HP Mariner, $6,000 OBO. Call
2005 14 ft. Jon boat, 15 HP Mer-
cury, electric start, has a trolling
motor and trailer, $2,700. Call
John at 643-5255 or 447-2048.
Yard sale, Saturday, March 21
between Blountstown and Altha at
fork of 275 & 71, watch for signs,
block house behind old store,
cancel if rain, from 7 a.m. until,
clothes, toys, dishes, material,
chair and ottoman, LP records,
printer, books and much more.
Multi-Family yard sale, Friday
and Saturday, March 20 & 21 from
7 a.m.-until. Cancel if rain. 4
miles north of Clarksville on 73 or
3 miles south of Shelton's Corner.
Ceramics, bisques, toys, kid and
adult clothing, jewelry, gourds,
birdhouses, collectibles, too many
things to mention.
If nO answer,
2/1.5 Mobile Home in
Altha, close to school
and stores. Large
addition on front and
$400 plus deposit.
762-8459 or 272-1126
|____ 3-18,25 r-
Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM
Come join us Saturday
March 21, 2009
between 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. for a
The cost per
pet will be $10
Please call for an appointment.
Other vaccinations, microchips
and examinations will be available
for an additional charge.
43 N. Cleveland St., Quincy
OFFICE (850) 627-8338
The patient and any other person resp6tiiblt
for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel
payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any
other service, examination, or treatment which
is performed as result of and within 72 hours of
responding to the advertisement for the free,
discounted fee, or reduced fee, or reduced fee
service, examination, or treatment. Fees are
subject to change without-notice.
LIBERTY COUNTY LANDFILL
Open to Conditionally Exempt
Generators of Hazardous Waste
-- Saturday, March,28, 2009
9 a.m. -12 p.m.
Liberty County Landfill will be hosting FREE drop
off of household waste including paint, pesticides,
pool chemicals, used oil, gasoline, etc., from local
residents. Small businesses including schools and
farmers can drop off hazardous waste at a reduced
charge. For business waste please call Danny E.
Earnest for details at 643-3777.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR LIBERTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Vin# 1 D7HA18D535329319
CASE NO.: 09-40-CA
TO: ALL PERSONS CLAIMING A
SECURITY OR OTHER INTER-
EST IN THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED
The above-described property was
seized pursuant to the provisions
of the Florida Contraband Forfei-
ture Act, Florida Statutes 932.107-
707, by the Liberty County Sheriff's
Office on January 20, 2009, at or
in the vicinity of the Buy Rite Phar-
macy located in Bristol; Florida.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office
is currently in possession of said
property and has filed a Complaint
for the purpose of forfeiture of said
property in the Circuit Court of the
Second Judicial Circuit of Florida.
In order to protect your rights you
must file an Answer to the Com-
plaint with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Liberty County Courthouse,
Bristol, Florida, within twenty (20)
days of this publication. You must
also serve a copy of your Answer
on Plaintiff's Counsel, Shalene
Grover, 25436 NW Bowden Road,
Altha, Florida 32421. Failure to
do so may result in the entry of
a default against you and a Final
Order of Forfeiture of the above-
1 CERTIFY that a copy of the No-
tice of Forfeiture be delivered to
the appropriate newspaper for
DATED this 4th day of March,
Clerk of the Court
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-114-CA
BRIAN E. WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BRIAN E. WIL-
LIAMS IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETH-
ER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will hold a
Public Auction April 1,2009 at 5:30 p.m. (ET)
(1).2003 4D White Dodge Stratus
(2) 1991 4D Blue Cadillac Seville
Our auction will be held at Bristol 66 Stor-
age on Hpecake Road off Hwy. 20 East, one
half mile on left, you will see our sign. Bristol
66 Towing reserves the right to reject any
and all bids.
Calhoun Liberty Journal 3-18-09
If you need anyi more information, on'the
above vehicle call and ask for Dale at (850)
643-2522 or (850) 228-9555.
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS; JOHN DIE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judge-
ment of Foreclosure dated March
5, 2009 entered in Civil Case No.
08-114-CA of the Circuit Court of
the 2ND Judicial Circuit in and for
LIBERTY County, Bristol, Florida, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the FRONT DOOR
of the Courthouse at the LIBERTY
County Courthouse located at
Highway 20 in Bristol, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 7th day of April,
2009 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgement, to-wit:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION 35,
TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE
6 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 39 MIN-
UTES 41 SECONDS WEST
2590.75 FEET TO A ROD AND
CAP ON THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF
STATE ROAD NO. 67, SAID ROD
AND CAP LYING ON A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHER-
LY, THENCE RUN SOUTHEAST-
ERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY AND ALONG
SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 4584.97 FEET THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 05 DE-
GREES 58 MINUTES 42 SEC-
ONDS FOR AN ARC DISTANCE
OF 478.38 FEET, THE CHORD
OF SAID ARC BEING SOUTH
80 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 47
SECONDS EAST 478.18 FEET
TO A ROD AND CAP, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 77 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY
BOUNDARY 720.67 FEET TO
THE CENTERLINE OF A 50.00
FOOT ROADWAY EASEMENT
FOR THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE FROM SAID
POINT OF BEGINNING CON-
TINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY SOUTH 77 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST
213.08 FEET; THENCE LEAV-
ING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY RUN
SOUTH 04 DEGREES 05 MIN-
UTES 24 SECONDS EAST
213.08 FEET, THENCE NORTH
77 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 26
SECONDS WEST 213.08 FEET
TO THE CENTERLINE OF A
50.00 FOOT ROADWAY EASE-
MENT; THENCE RUN ALONG
SAID CENTERLINE NORTH
04 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 24
SECONDS WEST 213.08 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
CONTAINING 0.96 ACRES
MORE OR LESS.
SUBJECT TO A ROADWAY
EASEMENT OVER AND
ACROSS THE EASTERLY 25.00
FEET AND THE NORTHERLY
AND WESTERLY 15.00 FEET
TOGETHER WITH A 2004
MOBILE HOME VIN# GA-
Any person claiming an interest in
-the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 5th day of March,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Earn 50%, Starter Kit
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. . . . . .
DEPOSIT PULLER NEEDED
$75.00 weekly; 12pm 2pm Mon Fri.
must be 21 years or older, dependable, able to
pass polygraph exam and drug screen
w/physical. Apply at www.brinksinc.com/apply,
search 32514 zip code. Must be able to travel to
Pensacola 2 non-consecutive days for
administrative processing before hired.
A 32 bed residential facility for adjudicated adolescent
female offenders, is currently seeking a full time
*Must have a Florida Nursing License.
Interested applicants should call Linda Ellis or
Betty Hightower at (850) 722-6117 or fax !
resume to (850)722-9559.
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear Si. Sune 2.
Blounlslown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver.
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
is now accepting applications for the following positions
Full-time and part-time positions available.
Clinical Instructor: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
and valid state Registered Nursing License required.
Classroom Instructor: Master's Degree with at
least 18 graduate semester hours in Nursing or Master's
Degree with a major in Nursing required. Valid state
Registered Nursing License required.
ALL DEGREES AND COLLEGE COURSEWORK MUST
BE FROM A REGIONALLY ACCREDITED COLLEGE
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide suitable classroom and/or clinical instruction
and supervision in multiple areas of nursing -knowledge,
procedures and techniques in the Registered Nursing
and Practical Nursing Programs. Duties associated with
college instruction and the institutional mission of the
College will also be part of the instructor's role.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application,
a completed Chipola College employment application
(available from Human Resources); resume; references
with current addresses and telephone numbers and copies
of college transcripts to CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human
Resources,,3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446
AN' EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 3-18 & 25.'
THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID J.
STERN, P.A., ATTORNEY FOR
900 South Pine Island Road Suite
Plantation, Fl 33324-3920
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
SAMERICANS- WITH DISABILI-
TIES ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the LIBERTY Coun-
ty Courthouse at 850-643-2215,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Ser-
vice. 3-11 &3-18
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ADOPT ORDINANCE 09-03
Notice is given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Liberty
County, Florida, proposes to adopt
the following Ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE LIB-
ERTY COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AP-
PROVING A DEFERRED COM-
PENSATION PLAN FOR COUN-
TY EMPLOYEES THROUGH
WAKULLA BANK; DESIGNATING
AN APPROPRIATE OFFICIAL OF
ADMINISTER THE DEFERRED
COMPENSATION PLAN; PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEALER AND
SEVERABILITY AND PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE
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Young were issued walks. With
2 outs Jake Edenfield reached
second base on a fielding error by
Curry in left field. That allowed
both O'Bryan and Young to put
the Wildcats up, 10-0.
Blountstown scored 3 runs in
the fourth inning. Altha got one
of those runs back in the fifth
inning. With one out Caleb Chew
reached on a fielder's choice and
advanced to second base on a
He moved to third courtesy
of a passed ball and scored on
a dead ball that rolled into the
Blountstown made it an 11-7
ballgame in the bottom of the
fifth inning. -
However, the Wildcats got
those runs back in the sixth
inning. Pitcher Jeremy Watson
walked Jacob Warner. Ethan
Byler reached on a one-out infield
single to the left side and Wamer
moved to second. Corey Johnson
reached on fielder's choice and
the bases were loaded. Caleb
Chew's ripped a grass burning
single up the middle to plate
Warner, Byler and Johnson., After
Chew stole second base, Jeremy
O'Bryan's high-hopper through
the right side, scored Chew and
gave Altha a 15-7 lead.
Jacob Warner led off the
seventh inning with his second hit
of the night, an infield single to the
left side. He advanced to second
on a passed ball, stole third base
fT 0 0
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Altha Wildcat Baseball
continued from page 19 1
Liberty County, Florida
Robert Hill, Clerk to the
Board of County Commissioners
3-18 & 25
and scored on a fielding error by
the Tiger's third baseman, Joey
Sanderfur. With two outs Ethan
Byler, Corey Johnson, and Caleb
Chew drew walks. Tyler Huff
picked up his third RBI on the
night with a double to centerfield
that scored Byler and Johnson to
give the Wildcats an 18-7 district
As impressive as Altha's
season high 10-hit night was,
starting pitcher Ethan Byler was
equally as impressive. He struck
out 11 of the 18 batters he faced,
didn't allow a hit or a run and
walked only one batter.
Leading the Wildcats
offensively was Jacob Warner
who was 2 for 4, scored 4 runs,
stole 2 bases and had a RBI to
his credit. Both Jake Edenfield
and Tyler Huff had a 2 for 5
night. Edenfield scored twice
and he had 2 RBIs. Huff posted
3 RBIs. Caleb Morris was 1 for
2 and he chalked up his first RBI
of the year. Caleb Chew had a 1
for 3 performance with 3 RBIs,
scored twice and stole a base.
Ethan Byler was 1 for 4, scored 3
runs and collected a RBI. Corey
Johnson doubled in his 5 plate
appearances, scored 3 runs and
picked up 2 more RBIs on the
The Wildcats played Munroe
at home this past Monday (check
game details in next week's issue.
They will travel to Sneads Friday
for a 4 p.m. (CT) JV contest and
the 6 p.m. district game for the
varsity. On Monday "The Cotton
Patch" will be the site of the two
varsity games. At 4 p.m. (CT) the
Cottondale Hornets will play the
South Montgomery (AL) Raiders
and the Wildcats get their turn at
the Raiders at 6 p.m. (CT).
A public hearing on the Ordinance
will be held at 7:00 p.m. eastern
standard time, 'on April 7, 2009,
at the Liberty County Courthouse,
Highway 20, Bristol, Florida;
All interested persons are invited
to attend. A copy of the proposed
Ordinance may-be reviewed at
the Board of County Commission-
ers Office in the Liberty County
Courthouse. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing special ac-
commodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding
should contact the County Com-
missioners Office at (850) 643-
5404 at least seven days prior to
the date of the hearing. Persons
are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decisions made at this
hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and for such
purposes, they may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
Dated this 16th day of March,
Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 18, 2009
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