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S2 12/29/2009



S Volume 29, Number 12 Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2009

Shoe print ties suspected car

thief to Blountstown break-in

Trooper Wes Harsey
honored for 160 DUI
arrests in one year

Torreya Park 5K
raises $1,365 for
Relay for Life

Btown Police Dept.
Arrest Reports

Calhoun County
Arrest Reports

Liberty County
Arrest Reports

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A distinctive treadmark from a Nike
shoe has helped investigators tie together a
vehicle theft in Live Oak and a Blountstown
business break-in, resulting in the arrest of
39-year-old Daniel Jay Brost, according to
Major Rodney Smith of the Blountstown
Police Department.
Police were called to the businesses
adjoining Harveys Supermarket on North
Main Street at 5:49 a.m. last Wednesday
when an employee arriving for work at
Classic Cleaners discovered two holes had
been knocked through the rear walls and
back doors at Champion Loan Services and
the neighboring children's clothing store,
Polywogs to Bullfrogs.
Investigators determined that a vehicle
had been used to back into the building,
knocking holes in the concrete wall and
pushing in the doors. Pieces of tinted glass
and blue paint chips, believed to have come
off the vehicle, were collected at the scene.
The tire tracks that led up to the rear wall
w ere measured and appeared to belong to
a Ford Expedition, Smith said.
A print of a size 12 shoe with a
distinctive circular Nike tread was found
in sandy spots near the entry points at both
businesses, according to a police report.
Nothing appeared- to have been taken
from the children's clothing store. Damages
to the building were estimated at around
After breaking the wall, the thief pried
open a door separating the restroom from
the loan office. Once inside, a set of keys
was removed from a-:desk drawer and
used to unlock a filing cabinet where two
bank bags containing cash and change
were stored. Business owner Cynthia

A 7 1-year-old Dothan, AL man was
acquitted of one count of lewd and
lascivious molestation and one count of
batten in a bench trial Friday in Bristol.
A L liberty County teenager who accused
Da% id Franklin, Mirns said he began
molesting her when she was 14 years old.
Charges were filed two years later.
In -the original complaint, the young
girl said Mims was "always touching" her,

FWC warns that
coyotes are
active this
time of year

A vehicle stolen from Live Oak was used to ram in the rear wall and door at two
businesses in the Harveys Shopping Center in Blountstown last week.

Proctor said she believed about $500 was
Police report indicated that someone
knew exactly where to look to find the
money. .
Investigators were told the ex-boyfriend
of one of the loan office employees had
recently been released from prison and had
been in contact with the woman a couple
of weeks earlier.
After learning that Brost had been living
in Live Oak, officers contacted Suwanee
County authorities and alerted them to be
on the lookout for a blue Ford Expedition
or SUV with a broken back window and
other rear damage around his residence.
Minutes later, the police department was

notified that Suwanee County authorities
had located a stolen blue 2004 Ford
Expedition three or four blocks from the
home where Brost was staying with his-
mother. The vehicle, which had been left
running and nearly out of gas, had broken
back window and chunks of concrete
scattered inside.
Dogs tracked Brost's trail from the
vehicle to his home, where the same shoe
tracks were found leading up to the door
and all around the house.
Officers made contact with Brost and
his mother inside the home. Brost agreed to
ride to the sheriff's office for questioning
but asked to change clothes first. A deputy
stood by as he did and stopped him as he
started to walk out in socks.
Brost told the deputy he didn't need
any shoes, but was urged to put some on
and grabbed a pair from his closet, which
turned out to be black Nikes that matched
the prints found around the stolen SUV
and at the Blountstown break-in.
Brost was charged with grand theft in
connection with the stolen SUV. Several
car keys were found in his bedroom and
he is a suspect in a series of car thefts and
burglaries, according to a report from the
Suwannee County Sheriff's Department.
When investigators showed Brost a
photo of the footprints at the Blountstown
scene, he immediately identified them as
Brost is being charged with two counts
of burglary of a structure, two counts of
criminal mischief and one count of grand
theft in the Blountstbwn break-in.
Brost was released from prison Feb.
1 after serving a two-year sentence for
burglary, grand theft, credit card fraud and
witness intimidation.

had fondled her and attempted to have sex
with her.
Mims was a friend of the girl's mother
and saw the teenager during visits to his
fishing camp in Sumatra. The girl told
investigators she had also been to his
Dothan home.
Circuit Court Judge Ralph Smith
declared Mims not guilty after the half
day trial.

Don't miss our
annual Easter
Coloring Contest
pictures inside!

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Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary.'..6, 7 News from the Pews...l0 Farmer's Almanac...11

HISTORY: A Page to the Past...11 Birthdays... 12 Schools...17, 18 Obituaries...22 Classifieds...24, 25 & 27

Dothan man acquitted on

molestation charges Friday


Woman leads police officer on chase

after fleeing Blountstown traffic stop

A woman who stopped in the
middle of an intersection at 1:21
a.m. was arrested after fleeing
a traffic stop by Blountstown
Police Officer Patrick Crawford
last week.
Laporshe R. Watson was
driving erratically on Gaskin
Street March 11 when the officer
saw her go through a stop sign
before coming to a halt in the
intersection of Gaskin Street and
West Sherry Avenue. When she
made a left turn onto West Sherry
Avenue, the officer signaled for
her to pull over.
Watson stopped in the middle
of the road, waited until the
officer got out of his patrol car
and then, traveling over
60 mph down Sherry Avenue.
Crawford followed with his
lights and siren activated as she


Police Dept.



compiled by
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

ran the two stop signs and turned
onto River Street, where the
speed increased to-over 80 mph.
She then turned onto Tupelo
Drive and began going west
before losing control of the
Pontiac at the South Pear Street
intersection, where she hit a
ditch and ran into some trees and

After the crash, Watson drove
away from the damaged property
and back onto Pear Street, heading
Watson then turned left onto
Bailey Avenue, then right on
Johnson Street and finally onto
IolaAvnue, where she stopped on
a dirt road behind Fuqua Circle
and fled on foot into the woods.
The officer pursued her on foot
through the woods and residential
neighborhoods on the south side
of Blountstown before taking her
into custody.
She was charged with
aggravated fleeing and eluding,
resisting an officer without
violence, reckless driving with
property damage and no driver's.
license. The arrest report noted
that she had never been issued a
license to drive.

ford a DUI'

policee station
After his failed attempts
to recite the alphabet, walk a
straight line and stand on one leg,
Demercurio stated that he had
consumed more than two beers
but was not drunk.
Demercurio's vehicle was
towed from the scene and he was
taken to the police department,
where he was given a breath test
to determine his alcohol level.
He gave three breath samples
measuring .146, .173 and .161,
all well over the state's legal limit
of .08.
After providing the breath
samples, Demercurio passed out
on the floor of the booking room.
He had to be awakened to be
fingerprinted, photographed and
taken to the county jail.
He was charged with DUI and
issued a verbal, warning for an
inoperable tag light.



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Monday- Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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vaccinations and yearly checkups
Spay/neuter program to reduce
unwanted puppies/kittens.
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A driver arrested after a
Thursday traffic stop told a police
officer he "couldn't afford a DUI"
but that's just what he got after he
was unable to keep his car from
drifting back and forth in its own
lane, failed a roadside sobriety
test and passed out while being
booked in at the Blountstown
Police Department.
Zachary Alan Demercurio was
going east through Blountstown
on State Road 20 Thursday and
had just passed Wakulla Bank
when Blountstown Police Officer
Patrick Crawford noticed the
vehicle did not have an operable
tag light.
The officer turned around and

drove up behind Demercurio's
Chevrolet Caprice and saw it
slowly going back and forth in
its lane.
The car was pulled over at
the Pizza Hut parking lot, where
Crawford stepped out to talk with
the driver and noticed a strong
odor of an alcoholic beverage.
Demercurio denied he had been
drinking, but the officer's report
noted that his speech was slurred
and he had difficulty talking.
Two bottles of whiskey and
one can of beer were found in a
bag behind the,passenger's seat.
One of the whiskey bottles had
been opened and was almost

Angry parent arrested after

mishap at tee-ball practice

A mishap at a tee-ball practice
resulted in the arrest of a player's
parent who got angry at the coach
when his son was hit in the face
after he missed a catch.
The group was practicing at
Sam Atkins Park with tee-ball
coaches Guy Forsberg, Jason
White and Jeremy Ridley around
5:30 p.m. March 9 when the little
boy tried to catch a fly ball when
it deflected off his glove and
struck him in the face.
Forsberg ran to the child to
see that he was not hurt when the
boy's father, Carlton Wayne Lee,
ran up and shoved the coach away,
knocking him to the ground.
Lee then stood over the coach,

yelling and making threats of
violence. The coach said Lee,
who was cursing and using vulgar
language, smelling of an alcoholic
beverage and was slurring his
words and stumbling around, in
full view of the other children
and coaches.
The two other coaches stepped
in and asked Lee to leave, which
he did after making more threats
against Forsberg.
Lee, who the investigating
officer called "obviously
intoxicated" then left, driving
recklessly from the park with
children in his vehicle.
He was arrested March 16 on
charges of assault and battery.

Blountstown Police Dept. Reports
continued inside on page 13

March 16
*Carlton Lee, battery, assault, CCSO.
*Anderson Moore, Jr., VOCP, CCSO.
*Grayson Wade Tucker, VOP (county), CCSO.
March 17
*Irvin Adams, driving while license suspended or re-
voked, CCSO.
March 18
*Plemon Green, failure to appear (38 times), CCSO.
*Andrew Perkins, VOCP (2 times), CCSO.
*June Szentvolgyi, VOCP, CCSO.
*Derek Lamar Hemanes, sentenced from court,
March 19
*Carlos Artez Morris, possession with intent to sell
within 1000'of a church, resisting arrest without violence,
*Brian Oliver Manchester, possession less than 20
grams, possession drug paraphernalia, BPD.
*Curtis Strickland, VOCP, CCSO.
March 20
*Rex Smith, driving while license suspended or re-
voked, child support, CCSO.
*Chadrick Capps, DUI, BPD.
March 21
*Quinten Vonderrius Carroll, possession less than 20
grams, possession of controlled substance, CCSO.
*Patrick Lee Baker, driving while license suspended or
revoked, possession of controlled substance, resisting
arrest without violence, CCSO.
March 22
*Jessica Battles, felony criminal mischief, BPD.
*Precious Hall, felony criminal mischief, BPD.

March 16
*Shana Tipton, harassing phone calls, LCSO.
March 17
*George Byrd III, VOP (county), writ of attachment,
*Donnie Whitfield, failure to appear (leaving the scene
of an accident, no valid driver license), LCSO.
*Bud Leland Smith, lewd and lascivious molestation
(2 counts), LCSO.
March 19
*Joseph Herring, holding for court, LCSO.
March 20
*Timothy Champion, serving 120 days, sentenced
from court.
March 21
*Paul Eric Sikes, DUI, FHP.
*Billy Burl Pullam, DUI, driving while license suspended
or revoked, DUI refusal, resisting officer with violence,
battery on law enforcement officer, LCSO.
Listingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentificationofarrestingagency. The namesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Blountstown Police Dept.
March 16 through: March 22, 2008

Citations issued: *'"
Accidentsu...............04 Traffic Citations.................06
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......93
Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints........................ .............................. 164

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Calhoun County ____ ,_ -. .....
compiled by ARREST. "
Journal Editor .... ...........
Teresa Eubanks REPORTS

Angry girlfriend

charged in fight

that left woman

with pit bull bites
A woman was charged with battery after attacking
another woman upon learning that she had slept with
her boyfriend while the two were separated.
When the boyfriend confirmed it, Starla Christmas
punched Toni Pruneda, 26, at least twice in the face,
according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff's
The two women then began wrestling around when
Christmas' pit bull, "Trixie," attacked Pruneda and bit
her at least three times. Christmas was bitten once,
despite the intervention of the boyfriend, who attempted
to pull the dog away and separate the women.
When the deputy spoke to Christmas, he found that
she had been drinking around the time of the fight,
and was unable to take her statement. He talked with
her again at a later date. At that time, she said Pruneda
took the first swing at her but other sworn statements
indicated that she was the aggressor.
Pruneda sought treatment for her injuries at the
emergency room of Calhoun-Liberty Hospital after the
.March 11 altercation.

Son, 55, charged with

trespassing for refusing

to leave mother's home
A 55-year-old man who was cursing at his mother
and calling her names was charged with trespassmnig
after he refused to leave his mother's Pear Street
residence at 11:53 p.m. March 10.
According to the report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, Greg Sweet told his mother he hated
her and was going to kill her.
The mother told him to leave several times but he
continued his tirade.
After verifying that the home was the mother's and
the son had been staying there, the deputy gave Sweet
a verbal trespass warning and asked him to leave.
Sweet then cursed the deputy and said, "Take me to
jail because I am not leaving."
There was a one-minute-long struggle as the deputy
handcuffed Sweet, who was then charged with trespass
after warning and resisting without violence.

Fight between couple
ends with both charged
with domestic battery
A Calhoun County couple_ who bore marks from an
altercation with one another were both charged with
* domestic battery.
A deputy was dispatched to the Macedonia Road
residence of Clarence Alvin Todd and Brandy Lynn
Sandlin March 10. Todd stated that he had been home
with his girlfriend's child for six hours and was unable
to reach-her by phone. When she arrived home, the two
argued. She began shoving and scratching Todd, who
admitted that in return, he head butted her, leaving her
with a nosebleed.
The deputy noted that both had been drinking.
After the incident, the child left the home to stay with
a family friend.

Tracking team takes 1st place in single-

leash division of National Competition

Four local trackers, along with a
bloodhound named Bud, brought home
first place and third place honors from
the National Manhunt Competition held
earlier this month in North Little Rock,
The group including Liberty Corrections
Canine Sgt. Corey Fletcher, Calhoun
Corrections Canine Sgt. Andy Millard,
Blountstown Police Department Major
Rodney Smith and Blountstown Police
Department Sgt. Fred Tanner took first

place in single leash tracking and third
place in the multiple leash division.
They were among 25 tracking teams
taking part in the competition held earlier
this month. "Since 2004, the BPD has
placed each year in some category,"
according to Smith.
What helps them pull ahead of the rest
of the pack each year? "The key is training
and good dogs," Smith said.
. The team ran tracks that were a mile and
a half long and two hours old.

Trooper Wes Harsey honored for

making 160 DUI arrests in 1 year

FHP Trooper Wes
Harsey of Bristol
was recognized at
the 2009 MADD
Law Enforcement
Awards Ceremony w i 4d t
in Tallahassee on
March 16 for his
number of DUI
arrests, which
totaled 160.
His DUI arrest
tally was the second-
highest in the state,
topped only by the
187 DUI arrests.
made by Trooper
Ronald Evens of
Harsey works with Troop A and is assigned to cover the roads of Calhoun, Bay and
Gulf County. He is shown above with Don Murray, executive director of Florida MADD,
at left, and Florida Lt. Governor Jeffrey Kottkamp, at right. He was one of ten Florida
Highway Patrol troopers recognized with MADD's "100 Plus DUI Arrests" award.




Taylor Williams

*Weight Loss Support
Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park

*Boy Scouts Troop 200, 6:30
p.m., Mormon Church Bristol.

*Searching the Web com-
puter class, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
Calhoun Public Library.


at Focus Credit Union,
in Chattahoochee
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Center open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


*Blood Mobile at FCI in Mari-
anna from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Center
open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

*Boyd staff in Blountstown,
9:30-11 a.m., Calhoun Co.
*Boyd staff in Bristol, 1:30-
3:30 p.m., Liberty Courthouse


Law Library.
*Area Agency on Aging for
N.FL, Inc., Board of Directors
meeting, 10:30 a.m., at Area
Agency on Aging for N.FL, 2414
Mahan Dr. Tallahassee.
*VFW Post 12010, 7:30 p.m.,
Veterans Civic Center.
*Rock Bluff Community Fire
Dept.,-7 p.m., Voting house,
Rock Bluff.
*Brownie Troop #158, 6:30
p.m., Tolar Elementary School.

*Covenant Hospice offers
monthly grief support group,
Feelings of grief and loss can
be overwhelming. For this
reason, Covenant Hospice
offers a monthly grief support
group in Blountstown at the
Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association, located at 16859
NE Cayson St. from 9 a.m. to 11
a.m. on the last Thursday of every
month. Those who attend will
have the opportunity to explore
their grief in a safe and caring
The support group is free but

Plans announced for the 8th annual

Senior Citizens Fishing Tournament


registration is required. Light
refreshments will be served. To
register for this support group,
or for additional information,
call January McKeithan or Riley
Henderson at (850) 482-8520 or
(888) 817-2191. --
1-_fNationa J".

Krisna McCain &
Little Christopher McCain


Afternoon tea party

planned April 11 at PPS
An afternoon tea party with proper tea sandwiches,
scones, scrumptious cake and cookies is planned
Saturday; April 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. The event will
feature soft music, a silent auction, raffles, and a
50/50 drawing. l
Tickets are $20 each and are available at Merle
Norman/Studio 20 in Blountstown across from
Superior Bank (ph. 674-9191) or by calling Eileen
Bramblett at 643-2610, Alice Marshall at 674-5807, .
Margie Mason at 674-8610, or Barbara Wilson at. (
Sponsored by the Eastern Star Chapter 179, the
event is a fundraiser for the fight against cancer and
to.benefit Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.

The Liberty County Senior Citizens 8th Annual
Flathead Fishing Tournament will begin at 5 p.m.
Friday, April 24 and continue until 1 p.m. Saturday,
April 25.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, cold drinks
and coffee will be available for you to purchase on
Friday and Saturday beginning at lunch time. The
tickets for the $1,000 drawing will be available
for a $2 donation per ticket. A donation of $1 per
ticket will give you the chance to enter the "Split
The Pot" drawing.
Both drawings will be on Saturday, April 25
between 1 p.m. and 2 p,m.. The winner of the-

$1,000 does not have to be present to win.
Anyone who wants to pre-register for the
tournament, and does not have an entry form, may
come to the Senior Center or call 643-5690 to get
one. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 24 there
will be someone at the Bristol Boat Landing with
entry forms.
You are most welcome to call Rudy Sumner at
566-0812 or call the Senior Center at 643-5690 for
information about the tournament.
Come to the Bristol Boat Landing and visit even
if you are not entering the tournament. We look
forward to seeing you during the tournament.

at Focus Credit Union,
in Chattahoochee
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Center open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

*American Legion Dance,
7-11 p.m., Legion Hall in Blount-


Apalachicola National Forest free fishing

derby for kids set for
The Apalachicola National Forest is sponsoring
its Second Annual Free Fishing Derby for Kids
ages 1 to 16 years old on the Apalachicola Ranger
District, Saturday April 18, from 8 a.m. 12 p.m.
To celebrate recreational fishing, we again will
be offering a day of free fishing for kids this year.
The fishing derby will be located at our derby pond
near SR 12 just southwest of FR 130 (directional
signs will be posted)- on the Apalachicola Ranger

Saturday, April 18
District. One on going goal of the derby is to
include the local community as much as possible.
The purpose of this event is to promote fishing on
the National Forest and sound use of our fisheries
To register, call or visit the Apalachicola Ranger
District, 11152 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321,
(850) 643-2282. Registration is from March 25
through April 17.


*First Annual Big Bend
Baseball League Showcase

*Boy Scout Troop 206, 7
p.m., Veterans Memorial Civic
Center, Bristol.

*An overview of WORD com-
puter class, 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
Calhoun Public Library. This class
will be continued on Wed., April 1.



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

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
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by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
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Classic-First day, Join in for a
great weekend of baseball as
each club will showcase its team
for the upcoming 2009 baseball
season. Admission is free. The
games will oe played at the Ther-
rell Field in Chattahoochee.
Game 1: 2 p.m. Jackson
Co. Jays vs. Quincy All Stars.
Game 2: 4:30 p.m. Liberty
Co. Diamond Dawgs vs. Cal-
houn Horsemen.

*American Legion Dance,
7-11 p.m., Legion Hall in Blount-


*First Annual Big Bend
Baseball League Showcase
Classic-Second day, Join in for
a great weekend of baseball as
each club will showcase its team
for the upcoming 2009 baseball
season. Admission is free. The
games will be played at the Ther-
rell Field in Chattahoochee.
Game 4: 2 p.m. Bay Co.
Brewers vs. Gulf Co. Drive.
Game 5:4:30 p.m. Tallahas-
see Knights vs. Chattaho'ochee


*Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m.,
Altha Fire Department.

*Boy Scouts Troop 207,
6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church

Liberty & Calhoun Schools



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Rapid Weight Loss
SGussie Pollard of - ( 4- Bascam0 lost 40 lbs.
Li f nda Yon of
41tha lost 30 lbs.
'Melissa Hewett of
N p e-*- "Greenwood lost 60 lbs.
foo !*'Teresa Rebollar of
k lountstown lost 40 lbs.
NAmy McLeod of
Kinard lost 30 lbs.
J.,Carolyn Darby of
"'hattahoochee lost 73 Ibs.
Shn o.enb e of rand Ridge lost 130 Ibs.
He is now off of 3 blood pressure medicines.
Call (850) 482-000o0 o book your
appointment for a free consultation.
Located at W.T. Neal Civic' Center in Blountstown
oILcated a

Woman charged six years after

A series of late night phone
calls made more than six years
ago resulted in the arrest last
week of a 38-year-old Bristol
-woman who was charged with
,annoying her boyfriend's ex-.
*Shanna Tipton was arrested
March 16 for making harassing
phone calls.
A warrant for her arrest had'-
been on file since that time and
recently came to light when
Tipton contacted the Liberty
County Sheriff's Department to
have a background check done as
part of her application for a job.
'According to a report from
the Liberty County Sheriff's
Department that was filed in
2003, Ron Lochert phoned his
former wife, Betty FR Knowles at
11:39. p.m. on Jan. 2 and simply
said, "Hey."
Knowles, recognizing his
voice, asked if something was
wrong. He replied, "No, Shanna
just kicked me out."
After a brief conversation in
which Knowles realized he was
intoxicated, she let him know he
could not come stay with her.'
During the conversation,
Tipton grabbed the phone and
began cursing and yelling.
Knowles hung up hnd then .
began receiving a series of hostile
calls and threats from Tipton,
according to the report;

phone call

Liberty County
compiled by
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

Knowles contacted the
'Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
and got instructions on how to
place a phone trap and did so,

identifying the number she was
called from at 12:23 as belonging
to Tipton.
During the last three phone
calls, which came in the early
morning hours of Jan. 3, a song
was playing in the background
with the lyrics, "Somebody's
going hurt someone before the
night is thoughh"
.Knowles filed a written
complaint with the Liberty
County Sheriff's Department on

DUI arrest leads to other

charges for Hosford man
A 59-year-old Hosford man was arrested on numerous-charges,
including DUI, after a deputy was called to the Burlington Road area
in response to a report of vehicles racing Sunday afternoon.
When Deputy Wade Kelly arrived at the scene around 5:15 p.m.,
he spotted one vehicle that matched the description of one of the
racers. He followed the white truck and recognized the driver, Billy
Burl Pullam, and knew his driver's license was suspended. Several
weeks earlier, Kelly had arrested Pullam for DUI.
Kelly turned on his emergency lights and then his siren to signal
Pullam to pull over but he did not stop. Instead, he continued for some
distance, turned left onto Bud Duncan Road and continued on until
reaching his driveway and turning in.
As Pullam stepped out of the truck, the deputy noted the odor of an
alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. Pullam admitted he had
been drinking "but not enough that he could not drive."
When asked to submit to a field sobriety test, Pullam became
combative, threatened the deputy and said he would choke him if he
didn't let him go inside his home.
Kelly attempted to handcuff Pullain who then began throwing
punches, according to the report. After a struggle, the deputy used
a front leg sweep to knock Pullam to the ground, where he was
handcuffed after further struggle.
As the deputy tried to place Pullam in the back on his patrol car,
Pullam became combative again, threatening the deputy once more.
Pullam got into the vehicle only after being threatened with a taser.
Pullam refused to give a breath sample to determine his level of
He was charged with DUI, battery on a law enforcement officer,
-resisting an officer with violence, driving while license suspended or
revoked and refusal to submit to B.A.L. testing.

Man charged with molesting girl
A 27-year-old man who had been staying at a trailer on Gobbler
Court in, Bristol was arrested March 17 on two counts of lewd and
lascivious molestation on a 14-year-old girl.
Arrested was Bud Leland Smith.
According to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, the
girl told a relative that Smith had touched her inappropriately and had
asked if she "ever thought about being with an older man."
The girl described dodging his advances several times, including
on a group outing in the woods. She said once she had been sleeping
in a living room when he came in,.lay next to her and began fondling
She reported another time she was watching a movie with some
other children and he sat next to her and ran his hands under her
After learning of the allegations,. the girl's father contacted the
sheriff's department. A witness told an investigator that Smith had
been seen acting inappropriately with the young girl.


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In worthless-drain-on-taxpayer money news, in-
surance giant AIG. is on the hot seat because after
they took billions of dollars in bailout money, they
gave $165 million out in bonuses to their execu-
tives. So now, lawmakers are demanding that they
give the money back. The problem, though, is.that
legally they're entitled to the money so it's a dilem-
ma. But I have an idea I think might satisfy all of us
and also adhere to the letter of the law. I say, in-
stead of mailing the bonus checks to their houses,
we put rocks on them and we put them at the bot-
tom of an enormous piranha tank. We set it up in
the middle of Times Square. You want the money,
swim. There it is. JIMMY KIMMEL

We are very excited to have the President of the
United States, Barack Obama here. A lot of people
were surprised that the President came to NBC.
You'd think by this time he'd be tired of big compa-
nies on the brink of disaster with a bunch of over-
paid executive. -JAY LENO

A new comic book about Michelle Obama's life will
be released this April. In the comic book, the First
Lady battles her archenemy, sleeves. JIMMY FALLON

People think it's amazing that the President
would take the time to leave Washington, DC,
and fly 3,000 miles to come to California. But that
happens to a lot of guys when their mother-in-law
moves in with them. -JAY LENO

A little health scare for former Vice President
Dick Cheney's wife,. Lynne Cheney. She was hos-
pitalized briefly after fainting at home. She's appar-
ently okay. But here's kind of a funny thing that hap-
pened. The paramedics arrived, and out of habit
they started giving C.P.R. to Dick. DAVID LETTERMAN

In international news, the president of Madagas-
car left office after a popular radio host there rallied
support against him and will likely take over in a'
special election. And today, Rush Limblaugh said,
"You can do that?" JAY LENO

Former President George W. Bush just signed a
$7 million book deal, though, reportedly, he thought
it was to read one. -JIMMY FALLON

AIG, which already received $170 billion in tax-
payers' money, paid $165 million in bonuses. But
they say the bonuses are justified because the
company made an extra $170 billion last year.

Here's a guy that won't go away; that Osama bin
Laden. We got another audiotape from bin Laden.
Have you heard it? He attacks moderate Arab lead-
ers, he calls for renewed jihad, and he gives his

Now it turns out they gave $35 billion not mil-
lion -- $35 billion of our money to bail out Euro-
pean banks. See, this is how a global economy
works. Our hard earned tax dollars are used to bail
out German banks for making bad investments in
American companies that shut down because their
Japanese owners moved the whole thing to India,
China and Mexico. JAY LENO


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Are we our own worst enemy?
How did this country get so balled American as apple pie and very satisfy-
up?, How did we collectively get OX S ing to the participants, sending tea bags
wrapped around the axel? How did ORN ER to Washington is just another example of
the country implode? 9- people not understanding the finer points
Everyone has an answer. Blame it Jerry Cox is a retired military of America's dilemma.
on the Democrats. No, blame it on the officer and writer with an extensive The people in Washington are not the
Republicans. No, blame it. on those background in domestic and British. In all fairness to the British, dur-
conservatives. No, blame it on those foreign police issues. He lives ing the colonial era, one of the reasons
right-wingers. kaloosafor taxing the colonies was to pay the
Whoops, not good enough. Blame cost of maintaining a large British mili-
it on the Congress. Well, OK, but still tary force to protect the colonies. The

not good enough. Some blame goes to Obama. OK, wait,
don't forget Bush, after all, he started this mess.
So, all day, every day Americans are pointing fin-
gers and blaming someone for what they perceive is the
downfall of the nation. The news media doesn't help the
Television and radio talking heads are blathering away.
nonstop. Rush Limbaugh gets so carried away with his
rant that he practically chews on his microphone. The
Fox News loonies are in high keen criticizing anything,
anyone, any idea to the left of Attila the Hun. Keith Ober-
man is in equal high keen criticizing anyone to the right
of Mother Teresa. Moderate Republicans and Democrats
are caught in the crossfire of this right vs. left verbal gun
There is no need for finger pointing and laying blame.
Enough already. We need to figure out how to get the
train back on track.
President Obama is attempting to restore some sem-
blance of order to America, particularly America's finan-
cial system. But he's not getting a lot of help from the
American people.
Everyone and his brother is angry about the bank
bailout, the GM.bailout, AIG bailout, AIG bonuses, the
budget, budget deficits,_the two wars and the fact that it
sometimes rains on their weekends.
People think that Obama is spending too much money,
and some harken back to 1773 when colonists dumped
tea in Boston:Harbor in protest of the English import tax
on tea. Historically, this act of protest by the colonists
jacked the British Parliament out of shape which then
passed the Intolerable Acts which were exceeding intol-
erable to the colonists. Well, after that the Revolutionary
War was under way, and the rest is history.
The groups protesting Obama's budgets and bailout
plans are. sending tea bags to Washington to register their
protest. OK by me. The First Amendment is alive and
well, so protest away.
But, while sending tea bags to Washington is as

movie version of the stalwart colonists defending the
colonies is a bit of a joke.
People think that the English colonies were the first
in what is now America. Not true. Prior to 1600, the
Spanish and Portuguese were the only Europeans in the
"New World." After establishing their colonies, the Brit-
ish were obligated to protect their territory.
The government in Washington is ts. People rant and
rave about Washington as if it is a foreign country. It's
not. It's our Washington D.C. Under our rules as a Re-
public, we elected the people in Washington to handle
our affairs. So, let them attempt to do what we elected
them to do.
Do we as individuals have any responsibility for what,
is happening to this county? I'll bet my truck that most
people will say, "Hell no, it's all those crazy people in
Congress." Others will say that it's those crooks on Wall
Street. Others will say it's those liberal Democrats or
conservative Republicans.
People won't like this comment, but maybe all of-us
have some responsibility for where we are at the mo-
When we demand cheap goods and services, corporate
America recognizes that demand and figures out how to
provide cheap stuff. The unintended consequences are
that U.S. manufacturing jobs moveoffshore, and Ameri-
can jobs are lost. Did the Congress cause that to happen?
Don't think so.
As a stockholder, when you demand that the value of
your stock increase and that you be paid an annual divi-
dend, the financial manager of that company is going to
reduce labor cost to increase the value of the company
and your stock. Jobs are lost.
In all fairness, the Congress that we elect is part of the
problem. In their effort to get re-elected, they pass laws
that satisfy., our demands for cheap money, easy home
ownership, easy investments, less taxes and a chicken
in every pot. America's financial system responds, and
here we are. Maybe we do it to ourselves.









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Liberty County Senior Citizens

activity schedule set for April

The following events are
scheduled by the Liberty County.
Senior Citizens Association for
the month of April:
Thursday, April 2 A trip has
been scheduled to Panama City's
'Pier Park for shopping, lunch, and
a fun time. You can window shop
or Shop Till You Drop. You can
buy for Easter, Mother's Day or
shop for the sheer fun of it. Call
Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no
later than 3 p.m., Friday, March
Thursday, April 2 Shopping
at Marianna Wal-Mart with a stop
for lunch before returning home.
This is a good opportunity for
Easter Shopping as the Easter
Bunny will be hopping into town
on Sunday, April 12. CallLiberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m., Monday, March 30. '
Tuesday, April 7 11 a.m.
There will be a Nutritional
Presentation at the Hosford
Senior Center. There will.
be valuable information for
everyone. Transportation to the
Center is available by calling
Liberty County Transit at 643-
2524 no later than 3.p.m., Friday,
April 3.
Thursday, April 9 Shopping
and lunch in Bristol. Call Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m., Monday, April 6 to reserve
your transit ride.
Thursday, April 9 11a.m. -
Easter Lunch/Party at the Bristol
Senior Center. Hop on down for a
scrumptious lunch and afun time.

Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m., Monday,
April 6 for transportation to the
center. It will be helpful to call
Jeannette at 643-5690 so that will
have an approximate count for
lunch. Come join us. You might
win the Prize Egg.
Monday, April 13 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Board of Directors will meet at
the Bristol Senior Center at 7
p.m.. The public is welcome to
Tuesday, April 14 10:30
a.m. until 12 noon. Jeannette will
be at the Hosford Senior Center to
meet with anyone who would like
information about the services
provided by Liberty County
Senior Citizens and Liberty
County Transit.
Thursday, April 16 Call
Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no
later than 3 p.m., Monday, April
13 to reserve your ride to' Wal-
Mart in Marianna- and lunch
before returning home.
Monday, April 20 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Board of Directors will meet at
the Bristol Senior Center at 7
p.m.. The public is welcome to
Tuesday, April 21 Another
Nutritional Presentation at the
Hosford Senior Center. Valuable
information will be available.
Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m., Friday, April

17 to arrange transportation.
Wednesday, April 22 11
a.m. There will be a Guardian
Medical Representative at
the Bristol Senior Center to
demonstrate Medical Alarm
accessories that enhance life
safety and security of one's home
or living environment. Some
of the items will alert you when
someone gets out of bed and
can let you know if someone is
wandering. These products are
very good for safety for yourself
or family members. Call Liberty .
Transit at 643-2524'no later
than 3 p.m., Friday, April 17.
Call Jeannette at 643-5690 for
Thursday, April 23 Bristol
shopping and lunch before
returning home. Call Liberty -
Transit at 643-2524 no later
than 3 p.m., Monday, April 20 to
reserve your-Transit ride.
Thursday, April 23 1 p.m.
- The Liberty County Senior
Citizens Advisory Council
will meet at the Bristol Senior
: Friday, April 24 Liberty
County Senior Citizens 8thAnnual
Flathead Fishing Tournament will
begin at 5 p.m. and continue until
1 p.m. Saturday, April 25.
Thursday, April 30 Back to
Marianna Wal-Mart for shopping-
and then have lunch before
returning home. Call Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later
than 3 p.m., Monday, April 27 to
reserve.your transit ride.

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Runners round a curve at Torreya State Park Saturday while walkers, pictured below,
enjoyed a more leisurely pace. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

Torreya Park 5K Run/Walk/Jog

raises $1,365 for Relay for Life

The Liberty County Health
Department sponsored a Torreya
State Park 5K Run/Walk/Jog
Saturday morning and raised
$1,365 to go to Relay for Life.
A total of 114 participants took
part in the March 21 run. With
such a great turn out, we hope
to make this an annual event
- Prizes were awarded to 1st,
2nd and 3rd place participants.
Winners in each category
Male overall winner: Chris
Male 13 and under: 1st
Thomas Howell, 2nd Jaylon
Hall and 3rd John Sewell.
Male'age 14-19: 1st Robert
Sangstar, 2nd Keith Barber and
3rd Colby Pool
Male age 20-24: 1st Matt
Alford, and 2nd Jeremiah

Male age 30-34: 1st Toby
Stapleton, 2nd John Krellner and
3rd Matt McCaskill
Male age 35-39: 1st John
Sewell, 2nd Michael Wright and
3rd Marc McMcaskill
Male 40-44: 1st Doug
Thompson, 2nd Reggie Sewell
and 3rd Larry kirkland
Male 45-49:1st Richard Biss,
2nd David Turner and 3rd Kenny
Male 50-54:1st Ken Hosford,
2nd Buddy Money and 3rd
Chuck Minyard
Male 60 and up: 1st John
Rakestraw, -2nd Wes Johnston
Best overall female was
Michelle Yoder.
Female 13 and under: 1st
'Mary Sewell, 2nd Josie Hall and
3rd Madison Wright
Female 14-19: 1st Kristen
Whitfield, 2nd KK Beauchamp
and 3rd Jennifer Thompson

Female 20-24: 1st Hannah
Sumner, 2nd Leann Sumner and
3rd Mary Frances Nieminen
Female 25-29: 1st Jessica
Bennett, 2nd Brook Saari and
3rd Whitney McCoy
Female 30-34: 1st Mandy
Grover, 2nd EdnaAlford and 3rd
Heather Krellner
Female 35-39: 1st Georgia
Hosford, 2nd Maggie Sewell and
3rd John Wright
Female 40-44:1 lstTina Smith,
2nd Carmon Overholt and 3rd
Anita Cantu
Female 45-49: 1st Theresa
Sullivan, 2nd Alice Guay and
3rd Chanisse Rivers
. Female 50-54: 1st Ruth
Eberly, 2nd Sue Price and 3rd
Debbie Barfield
Female 55 -59: 1st Martha
Deason, 2nd Karleen Clement
and 3rd Janice Sumner
60 and up: Betty Smith


5th Sunday

Sing & Pastor

Blountstown First Assembly
will be hosting a 5th Sunday
Sing on Sunday, March 29
in combination with Pastor
Appreciation for Pastor Shelton
Kindig. Service will begin at 9:45
a.m. (CT). A covered dish dinner
will immediately follow the
morning service. Special singers
will be The Vessels of Clay. The
church is located at the comer of
Hwy. 20 and 13th street.

Ground breaking
.set for March 29
Corinth Baptist Church will be
breaking ground Sunday, March
29 at the conclusion of our 10:45
a.m. morning service.
This. will be our last Sunday
before we go to two services,
launching our new contemporary
services and our new children's
program. The egg hunt and
cookout will be on Sunday, April
5. Thank you to our area for
helping us with our. first gospel
'The Passion of
the Christ' showing
Mar. 29 in Bristol,
This Sunday, March 29 at
6 p.m. (ET), the First Baptist
Church of-Bristol will be showing
"The Passion of the Christ," a
Mel Gibson film. There will
also be a children's movie for the
kids. Come join us for this special
For tickets or information,
contact 643-5400.

Dinner & bake

sale March 27
Bristol First Baptist Church
Relay Team will be having a
dinner and bake sale Friday,
March 27 at 11 a.m. one block
from the red light in Bristol. Cost
is $6 per plate. We will also have
a variety of cakes for sale.
For information, contact 643-
5400. All proceeds go to The
American Cancer Society.


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Easter 'Fun Day'
Saturday, April 4
The Telogia Baptist Church
is planning an 'Easter Fun Day'
Saturday, April 4 starting at 10
a.m. until 12:30 p.m The event
is for ages 4 thru 13. Lunch is
scheduled for noon.
Come and explore the true
meaning of Easter. For more
information, call Brother Tommy
Sumner at 643-1302 or Mrs. Vera
at 379-3332.
Ladies Spiritual
planned for May
15 thru May 17
Ladies, if you're looking for a
spiritual refreshment we want to
invite you to the 2009 Women's
Retreat May 15 through May 17 at
Lake Seminole in Donaldsonville,
GA, sponsored by St. Mary M.B.
Church Pastor's Aides Ministry.
You must register by April 14.
For more information contact
Evangelist Patricia Mosley or
Sister Elsie Fitzpatrick at 850-
718-3710 or 674-8653.

Sunday, Apr. 12
St. Mary M. B. Pastor's Aide
Ministry will be hosting an Easter
picture fundraiser Easter Sunday,
April 12 at St. Mary M.B. Church,
Dr. C.L. Wilson, Pastor. Come
have your family photo taken
or take one with your friends or
church family.
Individual pictures cost: 4x6 -
$5, 5x7 $7, 8x10 $10 or a $25
package consisting of one 8x10,
two 5x7s and two 4x6s.
Walk-ins are welcome. For
more information, contact
Evangelist 'Patricia Mosley or
Sister Elsie Fitzpatrick at 850-
718-3710 or 674-8653.
Recovery group
meeting every
Friday evening
Celebrate Recovery will meet
every Friday night beginning
March 27. The meetings are held
at Rivertown Community Church
,19359 SR71N Blountstown..
The program will be as
follows: At 6 p.m., dinner in
the Connection Cafe; At 7 p.m.,
Testimony/Teaching; At 8 p.m.
Small Groups and at 9 p.m., Solid
Rock Cafe.
For more information, call
Francine at 674-5747, ext. 113
or email: celebraterecovery@

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 reduqed
charge. For business waste please call Danny E.
Earnest for details at 643-3777.


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Sunday, April 5th Wednesday, April 8th Friday, April 10th
Bristol Pentecostal Church Bristol First Baptist Bristol United Methodist Church
Preacher Rev. Carl Wiggins Preacher Rev. Michael Murray Preacher Rev. Tom Adams
Monday, April 6th WEDNESDAY YOUTH NIGHT Sunday, April 12th
Telogia Assembly of God
Bristol Church of God Easter Sonrise Service
Preacher Rev. Jeff Gardner
Tuesday, April 7th Thursday, April 9th Lake Mystic Baptist Church
Bristol Church of God Corinth Baptist Church at 7:00 a.m. (ET)
Preacher Rev. Victor Walsh Preacher Rev. Coy Collins Preacher Rev. Dan White

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C'mon! Would a loving God actually judge people
for their sins and condemn them to Hell? Are you or
someone you know skeptical about Hell, Satan or de-
mons? Then check this movie out, "Escape From
Hell". Hosted by the Bristol Church of God.

April 3rd and 4th,
7:00 p.m. at
Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center in Bristol

Admission is free, so come .
and invite your family and
friends. Popcorn, snacks and 4.
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Is it true that the new Moon
days are supposed to be good
for starting projects? -C. L.,
Jonesboro, La.
Answer: That's the superstition,
yes, and many astrologers might
agree, although there are other
propitious days for certain
projects. Check The Old Farmer's
Almanac for our Gardening
by the Moon's Sign table for
planting and weeding and Best
Days for favorable times for
everything from losing weight
to going camping to quitting
The idea behind the old saying
about starting new ventures-with
the new Moon is that you will
have the gaining force of the
waxing Moon in your favor as
you begin. Avoid falling sick on
the new Moon days, however, as
your illness may linger longer
than it might if it occurs at the
waxing of the Moon. On the other
hand, it's considered lucky for
a child to be born with the new
Moon, as this day brings good
luck, prosperity; happiness, and

The second day of the new
Moon was thought to be lucky for
traveling, especially by sea, and
also for trade. Buying or selling
goods should commence with the
second day of the new Moon.
I think I've got a barn owl-
living in a recessed part of an
old woodshed: I'm wondering if
it eats snakes. Once, when I was
near the nest, I heard a hissing
sound like a rattlesnake might
make. -D. C., Jackson, Miss.
Answer: Owls are more apt to
eat mice and other such rodents.
than snakes, although they
certainly could and do capture
snakes when they're available.
The hissing sound you heard
was most likely the owl itself,

Written by John G. Hentz, Jr.
Submitted by Betsy Knight

Rubylea Hall, author of "The Great Tide" grew up
in the little city of Blountstown, located, in Calhoun
County, Florida in the late 1900s and early 1920s.
Her maiden name was Rubylea Ray. She attended
Calhoun County High School and graduated about the
year 1927. Rubylea's father was a traveling salesman
and she had a younger sister named Bonnie.
My family, the John Hentz Family, lived across the
Apalachicola River in Liberty County, south of the
little town of Bristol. At that time we did not have a
four-year high school in Liberty County, so my oldest
sister went to high school in Blountstown. They were
friends, she and Rubylea Ray. She would come over
during the summer when school was out and spend a
while with us on the farm.
Beautiful Lake Mystic was our "swimming hole."
It was only about one-half mile west of our home.
Rubylea was about two years older than I was at the
On one of her visits over to the farm she was telling
me about a severe cut by a piece of glass high upon
her hip that she got when she was a child. She said
that if we went swimming in the lake that afternoon
she would show me the scar on her hip. Something
happened and we did not get to go swimming so I
didn't get to see the scar. Somehow I forgot about it.
"Years later when Rubylea became famous for writing
"The Great Tide," I remembered that she had promised
to show me the scar on her hip and never did.

however, which can produce a
rattlesnake-like warning hiss
when its nest is threatened.
Various species of owls produce
a wide range of sounds, from the
stereotypical hoot of a "hoot owl"
(usually a barred owl) and the
screech of the screech owl (it's
actually more of a quavering trill)
to various barks, clucks, and all-
out stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks
screams in the night.
Tyto albfa is the North American
barn owl. Its white, heart-shape
face distinguishes it from other
owls. Ornithologists at the World
Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis,
Missouri, have been raising and
releasing barn owls for years, in
an effort to restore declining barn
owl populations. According to

some reports, a single barn owl
can consume 2,000 mice a year,
which makes them powerful
rodent-control agents. Despite
any hissing or screeching, owls
are not aggressive, and as long
as you protect any young chicks
or other smallish creatures you
might be raising, the owls won't
bother you.
What can you tell me about
numerology? -J. G., Waltham,
Answer: You might say that
numerology is to numbers what
astrology is to the stars. Similarly,
there are those who believe in it,
and others who don't. Numerology
is the study of numbers and how
they may influence individuals.
Each person, for example,, has a

Rubylea's first husband was D. Clifton Palmer. He
was the Calhoun County High School football coach.
After they married, Rubylea and her husband would go
over to the farm in Liberty County and spend a while
with us during the summer. Years later, Rubylea and
D. Clifton Palmer separated and then divorced. Later,
she married a man named Hall. Rubylea Hall is the
name she used when she wrote "The Great Tide".
When Rubylea was a girl growing up she had
the most vivid imagination of anybody. She could
imagine things so vividly until they seemed real to
her. The other kids in school made fun of her. Her
imagination came into practical use when she wrote
the novel, "The Great Tide". 'It is apparently based on
a Gulf Port boom-town, of plantation life on Florida's
West Coast in the 1830s and 1840s. In earlier years,
it was known as St. Joseph, which was located in the
southern part of Calhoun County and was destroyed
at one time by a severe tidal wave.
In this Rubylea uses such vivid detail until a person
reading it can imagine the exact details of the event
being described. "The Great Tide" is a masterpiece
of fiction and nobody could have written it without
an unusual imagination.
It is a large book containing 535 pages and covering
a long span of time.
Rubylea passed away a good many years ago.
Her younger sister, Bonnie, drowned in the Chipola
River shortly after she was married, still a very young
My greatest "claim to fame" was I knew Rubylea Ray,
butmissedthechanceto seethescaron famous lady'ship.

Time is running out to get your information on your family into the Calhoun County Heritage Book. The
final date for stories to bb 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
aylor at850-674-8276 or Lana Weeks at 850-674-4638.




'The Great Tide' author Rubylea

Hall grew up in Blountstown

numerological "reading" assigned
to his or her birth date. Someone
born on the 26th of a month
takes the number 26, adds the
digits 2 plus 6 to make 8, and is
therefore "ruled" by the number
8. According to one source on the
subject, "People born on this date
are often greatly misunderstood
in their lives, and therefore often
feel extremely lonely.".Another
source suggests, "Those ruled
by the number 8 can be overly
To some extent, of course,
anyone sharing a birthday on
the 26th of any month would
be considered to share similar
traits, numerologically. Those
with birthdays on the 26th, for
example, are said to share the trait
of building careers slowly and
gradually. Those with birthdays
on the 31 st (3 plus 1 make 4, their
"ruling" number) evidently share
" a quality of being "difficult to
fathom," in part, perhaps, because
there are only seven months that
have a 31st, so there'are fewer
who share these birth dates.
Some numerologists go beyond
the date of the month you are
born, and add also the month
and year. For example, if you
were born on March 26, 1930,
your numbers would reduce to
6; 3 for the third month, plus 26
(the day), plus 1930, makes 1959.
That number is then reduced, 1
plus 9 plus 5 plus 9, equals 24,
and reduced once again, 2 plus
4 equals 6. So, instead of being
ruled by number 8, you have
fine-tuned your numerology and
found you are ruled by 6. There
are two exceptions to the rule
of reducing these numbers. If
you find yourself with either 11
or 22, these are special "master
numbers" and you stop there
instead of reducing further.
Numerologists have all sorts of
'decoding charts for assigning
values to the numbers you end
up with.
There is also a system
for reducing your name in
numerology, by assigning each
letter of the alphabet a number
between 1 and 9. Starting with A
as 1, go along until you get I as
9. Then J becomes 1 again, R is
9 again, S is 1, and you end with
Z as 8. Simple. Now assign your
full name its rightful letters, add
them up, reduce them, and voild!
You have another number to
guide you. Some numerologist
readers take your birth number
and your name number and give
each half weight in the overall

nunciation. Moon on equator. Singer
Aretha Franklin born, 1942. Sugar Ray
Robinson won the world's middle-
weight boxing championship, 1958..
MAR.. 26, THURSDAY -- New
Moon. 19 inches of snow fell on Chi-
cago, Illinois, 1930. Journalist Bob
Woodward born, 1943. Envy accom-
plishes nothing.
MAR. 27, FRIDAY -- Conjunction
of Mercury and Venus. Seattle Metro-
politans became first U.S. hockey team
to win the Stanley Cup, 1917.
MAR. 28, SATURDAY Rocky,
starring Sylvester Stallone, won the
Academy Award for Best Picture, 1977.
Singer Maria von Trapp died, 1987.


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Brent Monroe Summerlin will
be one year old on March
26. His parents are Karen
and Ellis "Bubba" Summerlin
of Bristol. His grandparents
include Barbara Baskins of
Bristol, Joey. Linton of S.C.,
Carla King of Clarksville and
Dee & Buddy Summerlin
of Blountstown. He enjoys
playing with cars and playing
with his big brother, Branden
Summerlin. He will celebrate
his birthday on Saturday,
March 28 at Sam Atkins Park.
All family and friends are

Jacob Beiler turned five on
March 5. He celebrated his
birthday on March 7 with
a Transformers party at
Veterans Memorial Railroad.
Jacob is the son of Brian and
Tiffany Beiler of Bristol. He
enjoys playing outside with
his friends, playing video
games and spending time
with his new baby sister,

SJacob Beiler
S: would like to
announce the
birth of his
sister Kalee
'. "0 Breann. She
S was born Jan. 9
at the Women's
Pavilion in
/,: / Tallahassee.
She weighed
6 pounds 9
ounces and
was 19 inches
long. Jacob and
Kalee are the children of Brian and Tiffany Beiler of Bristol.
Grandparents include Darryl Melvin of Clarksville, Toni Corlett,
Paul Corlett, Ralph and Sandra Seaman and the late Marvin
Beiler, all of Blountstown. Her great-grandparents-are Carolyn
and the late Delbert Melvin of Clarksville, Guiford and Bonnie
McDonald and Sheryl Mangas, all of Blountstown and Betty
Beiler and the late Sam Beiler. Kalee and Jacob also have one
great-great-grandma, Ms. Christanner Mercer of Cypress.

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Nellie Eubanks will celebrate
her eighth birthday on March
25. She is the daughter of
Teddy Eubanks of Bristol
and Sherry Hibbs of Defuniak
Springs. Her grandparents
are the late Ronald and Volee
Eubanks of Bristol and Bob
and Mary Clower of Fitzgerald,
GA. Her great-grandparents
are Nellie McCrimmon, the
late William McCrimmon
and the late Bob and Mary
Etta Eubanks. Nellie enjoys
strawberry shortcake, play
cooking, playing with the
puppies and spending time
with her brother, Ronald and
sister, Victoria.
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Two charged with felony criminal

mischief for damaging

an egg, and Battle got out of the
vehicle and walked across the
road to Cooper's car. When they
returned, they said, "We did it,"
indicating they had damaged the
The two' also stated they
had damaged a second vehicle,
described as a 1989 Chevrolet
Caprice that belonged to Karnel
Simmons. A later police report

Blountstown Police Dept.

i ,L 1 i ARREST

I flTwo women were arrested
EPi TeSunday on charges that they
SREPORTS vandalized two vehicles.
Continued According to the police report,
S from page 2 the 2002 Nissan Altima owned
compiled by Journal Editor by Simone Latasha Cooper was
Teresa Eubanks pelted with eggs and left with
three cut tires and a dent in the
driver's side door. Cooper said
several girls had been riding back
Suspicious vehicle reportand forth in front of her Hwy. 69
North home at the time of the
leads to DUI arrest Friday incident.
A short time after the report
A report of a suspicious vehicle near the area of "The Cut" in was filed, Cooper and Jessica
Blountstown led to the arrest of a Bristol man Friday night on a DUI Battle got into a argument at
charge. Fuqua Circle Apartments. It
The vehicle came to a complete stop in the road after a patrol car ended when Cooper left the area
pulled up behind him at 10:32 p.m. without activating its lights or siren, at an officer's urging.
according to a report from the Blountstown Police Department. Four young women were
When Blountstown Police Officer Tim Partridge approached the questioned in connection with
driver, identified as Chad Capps, he noted the odor of an alcoholic the vandalism. Two of the women
beverage. The driver, whose speech was slow and slurred, stated that refused to comment, while a third
he had a few drinks. Latasha Ivory gave a taped
Capps, who is currently on state probation, was taken to the police statement that she, Sabrina Davis,
department where he refused to give his consent to take breath or Precious Hall and Jessica Battle
urine tests to determine his level of intoxication. had gone to where Cooper's car
After he was charged with DUI, he told an officer that he needed was parked on North Pear Street.
to quit drinking alcohol because it was keeping him in trouble. She said Hall, who was holding

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stopped because the lice
was obscured was arrests
he was found with a small
of marijuana and 13 small
of cocaine.
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vehicle While talking with the driver,
nse tag Officer Scotty Norris noticed the
ed after strong odor of burning marijuana.
amount Manchester admitted that he had
packets "smoked a blunt" before traveling
through Blountstown.
und the When asked if there was
y Brian anything illegal in the vehicle,
up the Manchester handed over
e driver a clear plastic bag that held
ad been approximately three grams of
s illegal marijuana. He was placed under
out it in arrest for possession of less than
20 grams and possession of drug
A passenger, identified as
Carlos Morris, was asked to exit
the car as it was searched.
S After he was patted down,
the officer asked him to take off
Ihis shoes. A clear plastic bag of
i marijuana was found. When the
officer leaned'down to pick up the
marijuana, he found a pill bottle
on the ground next to Morris. The
4t bottle held 13 baggies, packaged
for sale. Each contained a white
i : powder substance that later tested
positive as cocaine.
At the police station, Morris'
phone rang. Officer Tim Partridge
answered it and spoke with a
white male identified as "Wood"
who stated he was "going to get

Because the traffic stop
TurnI happened within 1,000 feet of
riht, St. Francis Catholic Church,
Morris was charged with being
in possession of a controlled
substance with intent to sell
8 within 1,000 feet of a worship
center and possession of less than
20 grams of marijuana.

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stated the Chevrolet's tires were
slashed and the windshield was
broken in two places and had
been egged. The right taillight
lens had also been busted.
It was determined that over
$1,000 in damages were done to
each vehicle. Battle and Hall were
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Altha hosts Saturday Softball Tournament
ABOVE: Altha third baseman Makenzie May gets ready to tag a player trying to
slide past her into base at Saturday's softball tournament in Altha. BELOW LEFT:
Altha pitcher Emily Brooks goes into her windup before hurling the ball. BELOW
RIGHT: Courtney Harris cheers on her teammates. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

Altha Wildcats set to host

Cottondale Hornets Mar. 27
by Jim McIntosh
ALTHA, MARCH 19--The Altha Wildcats were swept last
Thursday by the Munroe Bobcats (12-2) for the first time in three
seasons by a 12-2 score. It was the identical score of their first game-
earlier this season.
The Wildcats (2-9; 2-2, 2-2A) plated their runs in the fifth inning.
Jeremy O'Bryan poked a single into left centerfield. With one out
Jacob Warner reached on a fielder's choice to the left side. Jake
Edenfield reached on a two-out fielding error by the centerfielder that
allowed O'Bryan to cross the dish. Ethan Byler slapped a RBI single
to left centerfield that brought Warner home.
Altha's other 2 hits in the game were credited to Edenfield who
had a single in the first inning and Warner slammed a double into the
right centerfield fence in the third inning.
SNEADS, MARCH 20-After scoring four unearned runs off of
three Wildcats' errors in the first inning, the Sneads Pirates (7-5; 3-2,
2-2A) were on their way to run-ruling Altha in 6 innings, 10-0.
Although he was saddled with the loss, Ethan Byler (2-2) gave
up only 4 earned runs off of 8 hits and those runs came in the sixth
The Wildcats (2-9; 2-3, 2-2A) only had 4 hits (all singles) in the
game They were provided by, Ethan Byler, Jake Edenfield, Corey
Johnson and Caleb Morris.
Altha began a seven-game home stand this past Monday when
they hosted South Montgomery County Academy from Grady, AL.
This Friday at 6 p.m. (CT) they'll entertain the Cottondale Hornets
in a district duel.

Chipola Arts Association awards

mini-grants to local students

MARIANNA-The Chipola
RegionalArtsAssociation recently
awarded 14 mini-grants of $200
each for the Improvement of
Instruction in the Arts in Schools
in the Chipola District (Calhoun,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and
Washington counties).
Chipola Regional Arts
Association President Jo-
Ann Anderson announced the
following recipients: Marianna
High, Craig B. Bean; Cottondale
Elementary, Norma Bean;
Graceville Elementary, Karen
Bouton; Chipley High, Richard
Davenport; Blountstown
High, Janet Edewaard; Liberty
County High, Kimberly Everett;
Bethlehem School, Leesa Lee;
Ponce De Leon Elementary,
Tammy Long-Godwin; W.R. Tolar
School, Gayle Grissett; Poplar

Springs High, Heather Howell;
Sneads High, Jenny Parmer;
Graceville Elementary, Roberta
Newell; Blountstown Middle,
Gretchen Reiter; and Bonifay
Elementary, Vicki Steverson.
CRAAis made up ofvolunteers
who support and encourage
arts education. Officers hope
to be able to continue to offer
these 1Mini-Grants each year
to encourage continuation and
improvement of arts programs
and activities in the schools.
Additionally, CRAA awards
Chipola College scholarships
to talented students in Calhoun,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and
Washington Counties. The group
also supports the Chipola Artist
Series and underwrites special
cultural programs for area school

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Chaff Foran pets Harriet the Pig.

Liberty Pe-K Farm Day
The kids at Liberty Pre-K enjoyed their annual Farm Day Friday. The day
was filled with lots of activities, from learning to milk a cow, making biscuits,
making real butter, washing clothes in a bucket, taking hayrides, painting
colorful pictures, playing in the dirt with tools that resemble those of the old
farming days, and planting real live tomato plants.
The youngsters enjoying visiting with a cow named 'Rufus,' a pig named
'Harriet,' a horse named 'Reo' along with several chickens and a turkey.
Pre-K Director Suzann Stoutamire organized the fun day and invited
Hosford Pre-K to join in the day filled with fun. Miss TAINNER PHOTOS

LEFT: Josh Crump learns how to milk a cow using a water-filled plastic glove. CENTER: Taylor Lewis and Justin Brinson perfect their biscuit-making skills.
RIGHT: Alex Gilstrap finds his own technique for washing clothes.
BELOW LEFT: Sarah Kern, Chaff Foran, Madi Zuniga and Carson Bentley hang clothes on the line. BELOW RIGHT: The kids visit a horse.

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1. Contest is open to boys and girls
ages 4 to 12.

2. Color any or all of the pictures
on this page using crayons, col-
ored pencils, poster paints or felt
tip markers. Be as creative as you
can and have fun!

3. All entries must be mailed to
Summers Road, Bristol, FL 32321,
or brought by our office. Kids have
over two weeks to pick out and
color their favorite pictures. En-
tries MUST be received no later
than noon Saturday, April 11.
Winners will be notified by phone
and will be asked to come by THE
JOURNAL during office hours on
Thursday, April 16 or Friday, April
17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to claim
their prize package and have their
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NHS Induction
by Kimberley Taylor
On Tuesday, March 17 the
National Honor Society (NHS)
had their annual formal induction
ceremony for new members. This
ceremony recognizes character,
scholarship, leadership and
service. NHS was excited to
induct a large group of 34 new
members. After the ceremony
parents and initiates were invited
to the library for a reception
where they were served delicious
refreshments 'prepared by the
NHS members. The president
of the National Honor Society
is Meagan Benton, the Vice
President is Tarak Amin and the
Secretary and Treasurer is Valerie
States. The NHS sponsor, Mrs.
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!County Schools!

A choice of low fat white,
chocolate or strawberry
milk served with all meals.

Calhoun County: Sausage
biscuit, assorted cereal with
buttered toast, assorted
fruit juice.
Liberty County: Ham, egg
ahd cheese McMuffin, as-
sorted cereal with buttered
toast, assorted fruit juice.

French toast sticks and
sausage, assorted cereal
with buttered toast, and
assorted fruit juice.

(Pre-K thru 5th)
Spaghetti and meat sauce
with garlic roll, green beans
and mixed fruit. Alternate:
Buffalo chicken wrap.
Pepperonipizzawith bread-
stick, corn and apple. Alter-
nate: Hot ham and cheese


Laban Bontrager, DMD
Monica Bontrager, DMD
LBristol, Phone 643-5417

Allyson Howell, is thrilled to
have 66 members in the club
which now is the largest group of
NHS members that she has had
since her sponsorship!
FBLA Blood Drive
by Ashlea Hester
FBLA held their second blood
drive of the year with Southeastern
Community Blood Drive last
Tuesday, March 17. Forty-five
students and staff members
participated, receiving "Donors
Rock" t-shirts for their blood

BHS Calendar
of Events
State competition in
Orlando; Track at Liberty
at 2:30 p.m.
Fri., March 27: FCA
presents Mr. Siran
Stacy; Baseball, Away
at Graceville at 6 p.m.
Mon., March 30:


donations. FBLA sponsor Mrs.
Perdue was extremely pleased
with the outcome. FBLA holds
this blood drive twice a year as a
community service project.
Brain Bowl
by Ariel Savell
On Friday, March 20th the
Blountstown Brain Bowl Team
traveled to Chipola to compete
in the 5th Annual Chipola
Brain Bowl Tournament. The
Blountstown Red team won 1st

place overall. Team members
were. Daniel Leonard, Max
Herndon, Laura Stoltzfus, and.
Harlea Perdue. The Blountstown
Black team came in 5th place
overall. Team members were
David Leonard, Caitlyn Stewart,
Ashley Adams, and Tarak Amin.
Individual Award for answering
the most Toss-up, questions:
Daniel Leonard-2nd place and
David Leonard 5th place. Special
congratulations to Mrs. Howell

for getting all of these students
ready for the brain bowl.
FCA News
by Carolyne Van Lierop
Blountstown High School's
FCAwillbe hosting a motivational
speaker Friday at 9:00 a.m. in
the auditorium. Mr. Siran Stacy
will be sharing his life story
and testimony to the students.
He played college football for
Alabama and was a star running
back during 1989-91.

ABOVE: The BHS Red Team who came in first place overall at the Brain Bowl included Daniel
Leonard, Laura Stoltzfus, Harlea Perdue and Max Herndon.

Chipola College

sets scholarship

dates for music,

art and theater
College Scholarship Audition/
Portfolio dates are scheduled for
Music, Theatre, Musical Theatre
andArtforthe 2009-10 academic
-. year. Theatre/Musical Theatre
..audition dates are March 24 and
April 23. Music audition dates
are March 26, April 23, and May
21. Show Choir auditions are set
for April21 at 4p.m.Artmajors
should subinit applications,
letters of recommendation, and
-portfolios to the Office of Fine
and Performing Arts by April

Tolar's winners of 'Smoke Free Me'

contest get special tour of Capital

It was an exciting day at the Capitol for these Liberty County School third grade students.
Pictured above, left to right, is Gaige Maloy, Vontarius McCray and Destiny Williams of Tolar
Elementary School are shown with certificates they received for having the winning posters in
the Learning For Life "Smoke Free Me" poster contest. The contest was sponsored by Learning
For Life, a character education program administered in the Liberty County Schools through a
grant from the Florida Department of Education. In addition to receiving certificates and special
recognition, these students were treated to a special tour of the Capitol in Tallahassee and had
their posters prominently displayed in the Capitol Rotunda.

High School graduates with
acceptable academic records and
aptitude planning to major in
music, theatre or art are eligible to
apply. Show Choir auditions are
open to all students in all majors.
Rock and Jazz scholarships are
available upon audition for
instrumentalists of any major.
Scholarships in various
amounts, up to full tuition and
fees, are awarded on the basis
of talent and academic record.
Students with financial need
may seek additional assistance
through the college's Office of
Financial Aid and the Chipola
Scholarship applications
may be obtained by phoning
Chipola's Fine and Performing
Arts Department at 850-718-2277
or 718-2301.



Students take part in the Toilet Paper Roll at a recent game day at LCHS on Friday the 13th;

Game Day fun at LCHS
LCHS students had a game day where each grade participated as
a group against the other on Friday, March 13. While between the
games, Ms. Vanessa Ford would draw a name from the bucket for a
student to win prizes. Prizes were donated by our clubs and teachers.
And thank you to our local Piggly Wiggly for providing us drinks at
cost. A fe%. of the games that we played were tug of war, hula hoop
contest, and limbo contest. The ninth grade won the game day. -

Free art lessons offered

in after-school program
Free art lessons will be provided at Liberty .County High School
by the 21st Century Grant in its After School Program, beginning
Tuesday, March 24 at 3:15 p.m.
The art course will last nine weeks and a local artist will be the.
instructor. Any high school student who wishes to attend needs to
contact, Ms. Vanessa Ford or Ms. Zandra Graham to sign up.
This is a great opportunity for our community to acquire skills
and just have fun getting creative. Art classes will be given in Room
ENC 103 at Liberty County High School. Supplies are furnished. We
welcome all Liberty County High School students.
Let art be your best friend.



Snack Bar &
CONTACT: Nathan or Corey
850-508-8765 850-566-3302

Event will be held at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center
17773 N.E. Pear St.
Blountstown, Fl 32424

Parent Approved Teen Event!

When: Saturday, March 28, 2009

Where: old Horizons School/Annex
Building in Bristol
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
commercial appliances,
desks, computers,
and other property that can
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.
Any questions concerning the auction may be directed to Marc
J. McCaskill, Director of Facilities at 643-2275 ext. 267 or 266.
The Liberty 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.

1st Public Hearing Notice

The City of Bristol is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of
up to $600,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons;

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a par-
ticular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat
to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are
not available to meet such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of
housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic de-
velopment and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property,
loans to private-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, con-
struction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and
energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that
may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is
proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income per-

In developing an application for submission to DCA, the City of Bristol must plan to
minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addi-
tion, the City of Bristol is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and
community development needs will be held at Bristol City Hall on April 6, 2009 at
6:30 PM EDT. For information concerning the public hearing contact Robin Hatch-
er at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any
handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visu-
ally impaired should contact Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW
Virginia Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321, at least 5 calendar days prior to the meet-
ing and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing
to attend the public hearing should contact Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or
at 12444 NW Virginia Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321 at least 5 calendar days prior
to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecom-
munication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please contact Robin-Hatcher at (850)
643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321. Any handi-
capped person requiring special accommodation at.this meeting should contact
Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia Weaver St., Bristol, FL
32321 at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting.


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Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to
the following policies:

6.541 AnnualNacation Leave
6.912 Terminal Pay Benefits

A public hearing on this policy will be held on April
14th at the Liberty County Administrative Offices,
Hwy 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 5:05 pm. Copies
of the policies are available at the Superintendent's

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Altha Alumni Exhibition Game
ABOVE: Altha Softball Coach Melissa McGill hits home plate to score as
Richard Hall tries to get the ball there before her at Saturday's Altha Alumni
Exhibition Game. BELOW LEFT: Joshua Warner makes a catch. BELOW
RIGHT: Nathan Castenada pitches. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

Farmers Market Saturday, April 4

dential users of the Bristol Municipal Wastewater Sys-
tem who wish to have a fixed sewer rate for the 2009
summer months may apply for an Irrigation Rate for
Sewer Services Only by making application to the City
of Bristol at the office of the City Clerk during regular
business hours NOW APRIL 21, 2009. The Sewer
Irrigation Rate is based upon the applicant's average
water usage during the Jan, Feb, and Mar 2009 bill-
ing cycles, calculated at the rates set forth in City of
Bristol Ordinance #2006-02, and will be effective for
(6) billing cycles beginning May 1, 2009 and ending
October 1, 2009.
3-25 T 4-15

Blountstown Main Street is proud to
sponsor the downtown farmers market
featuring fresh produce, home baked items,
handmade crafts, and original artwork, along
with live entertainment.
The River Valley Marketplace is open the
first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to
noon in the green space next to Wakulla Bank.
The next market date is April 4.
The marketplace was a big hit when it
opened last fall. There have been a wide
variety of booths, but the crowds are asking
for more fresh produce. If you are a farmer or
have a garden and would like to make some
extra dollars, bring your goods to the River
Valley Marketplace.
Vendor spaces are completely FREE, but

there are some requirements:
*Absolutely no flea markets or yard
*The vendor is responsible for all their set
up items' such as tables, tents, etc. There is no
electricity. If you use a tent, it must be white
.or beige so we can create a cohesive look.
*Produce must be vendor grown and.
*Please set up a nice presentation at your
booth. There are limited spaces available for
truck tailgate vegetable sales.
If you would like to be a vendor, you must
register in advance. Again, there is no fee,
but you must apply. Also, Main Street is
seeking carriage rides, as well as entertainers
to perform. Contact Kelli at 899-0500.



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Coyotes become active this time of year

This time of year, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Co0imission
(FWC) sees an increase in the number
of reports of coyotes in urban neigh-
borhoods -- and not unexpectedly. As
development encroaches upon wildlife
habitat, encounters between wildlife
and humans are bound to increase, and
the coyote is no exception.
There is no reason for immediate con-
cemrn just because someone sees a coyote
in the neighborhood, according to FWC
wildlife experts. Coyotes have lived in
and among humans in urban settings for
many years with little fanfare.
"Urban coyotes are just trying to feed
pups at this time of year, and that some-
timnes causes them to venture into hu-
S man neighborhoods, resulting in more
frequent contacts with people," said
Breanne Strepina, wildlife biologist for
the FWC.
The FWC says residents can prevent
most conflicts with coyotes and other
wildlife by taking a few.simple proac-
tive steps to avoid creating nuisance op-
Coyotes in urban areas become ac-
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customer to humans if there is a food
source in the neighborhood, and coy-
otes in particular look for easy meals.
These clever creatures get into pet food
and unsecured garbage cans. All such
attractants should be removed from the
yard, as should other food sources in
accessible areas.
Drought conditions and the economy

also play a role in the increased-number
of coyotes seen in urban areas.
"The coyote's local watering hole
-may have dried up, so it has to move to
find water elsewhere, often in retention
and golf course ponds," Strepina said.
"The increase in abandoned homes in
foreclosure, with overgrown vegetation,
attracts coyotes, providing good hiding

places close to food and water."
Though urban coyotes can be seen at
any time of the night or day, it is more
common to encounter them between
dusk and dawn, particularly near natu-
fal areas bordered by water. Residents
walking small pets at these times and
places should be particularly cautious.
"Carry a flashlight, noisemaker and
a stick or golf club when walking small
animals,". Strepina said. "That will help
scare away wildlife looking for food."
Keep pets on a leash, and if ap-
proached by potentially dangerous
wildlife, do not 'hunch over your pet to
protect it. Pick up small pets and stand
as tall as possible. Call the Wildlife
Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922)
to report any problems with coyotes or
other wildlife.
Nuisance coyote behavior will be
dealt with by the FWC.on a case-by-
case basis. If there is a focused prob-
lem, there are methods available torresi-
dents and professional trappers to target
specific nuisance annfals.
For more information on living with
coyotes and preventing conflicts with
these adaptable creatures, contact your
local FWC regional office.

FWC meeting set April 15 and 16 at Leon Civic Center

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will meet at the Tallahassee-Leon-
County Civic CenterApril 15-16.

* FWC meetings are open to public
On Wednesday; April 15, the
agenda will focus on inland issues.

Umatilla Black Bear Festival

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is once again a proud partner in-
the Umatilla Black Bear Festival,
an'event dedicated to helping
people understand and live 'in
harmony with the fascinating
Florida black bear.
The family-oriented festival,-
now in its 10th year, is scheduled
for Saturday, March 28 from 9 4 p.m. at Cadwell Park in
Umatilla. It's free and is a great
way for families to spend a few
hours together., doing something
fun and educational at the same
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This year FWC biologists will
focus their presentations on living
in bear country. At 10:30 a.m.,
bear biologist Mike Orlando will
give an entertaining programnon
how to keep bears from making
your home their home. At 2p.m.,
biologist Tom Shupe will explain
what people need to kno\v to.
live and recreate safely in bear
Meanwhile, deep in the
Ocala National Forest, FWC
bear research biologists..Walter
McCown and Brian Scheick will
lead field trip participants through
natural bear habitat and explain a
bit of bruin natural history. Field
trips begin at 9:30 a.m. and are
repeated every hour. The bus
for the last field trip leaves the
festival grounds at 1:30 p.m.

Back at the festival .grounds,
FWC biologists will be on hand
at the Ask the Biologist booth
to answer all your bear-related
questions. In addition, FWC
biologist Andrea Boliek will lay
out a buffet of bear cuisine -both
the healthy, natural kind, and
the problem-causing kind only
humans can provide and she'll
explain the difference. You might
be surprised at some of the things-
bears will consume and how
biologists know.
The FWC will also display
examples ofbear resistant garbage
cans; an electric fence, wildlife
feeder, and a trap used to capture
bears when necessary.
There will be plenty of
literature about bears and other
wildlife, and the very popular
FWC traveling exhibit trailer will
again be on hand with its mini-
wildlife habitat.
"Our goal is for festival-goers
to learn everything they always
wanted to know about the Florida
black bear and more," said
.Judy Gillan, FWC's statewide

Commissioners will consider
draft rules concerning taking and
possession of wild freshwater
turtles and regulations governing

this Saturday
outreach coordinator, and one of
the festival's original organizers.
"It's hard to believe it's been a
decade since the festival partners
got together and started this
event. The best part is that every
year the interest and support from
Umatilla and the surrounding
community continues to ,grow
and that means more and more
people learn about the Florida
black bear."
Central Florida boasts the
highest density of bears in the
state and can truly be called
bear country. But that distinction
brings with it the responsibility to
learn how to live with bears with
minimal conflict.
"Helping people understand
bear behavior has always been
one of the FWC's primary goals
for the festival," Gillian said. "If
people who live in bear country
understand what makes bears
tick, they will know what they
can do to discourage bears from
causing problems in their homes
and communities."
The festival is presented by
Defenders of Wildlife, U.S.
Forest Service, city of Umatilla,
the FWC and the Umatilla
Chamber of Commerce. For
more information about the 10th
Annual Umatilla Black Bear
Festival, call 352-669-3511 or

establishment and operation of
game farms.. The Commission
will review and consider a draft
rule removing the peregrine
falcon from Florida's list of
endangered species. Final action
on those proposed rules will take
place at a later meeting.
Also on Wednesday,
Commissioners plan to take
final action on rules to establish
hunting season dates and other
regulations for the Kissimmee
Chain of Lakes Area and the
Babcock Ranch Preserve.
Wednesday's agenda also
includes consideration of
the revised Gopher Tortoise
Permitting Guidelines.
In addition, the Commission
will consider granting an
easement to the City of Punta
Gorda for installation of a 1,500-
foot wastewater line across the
Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb
. Wildlife Management Area.
On Thursday, the Commission
will address marine fisheries'
issues. A final public hearing will
be held on a proposed rule that
would establish administrative
penalties forblue crab management
program violations.
Commissioners also will
consider draft rules for grouper
that would be consistent with
anticipated federal regulations
intended to help reduce fishing
pressure so that grouper fishing in
the Gulf of Mexico-can improve
in the future. These proposed
rules would decrease the daily
recreational aggregate bag limit
for grouper from five fish to four
perperson and include all shallow-
water groupers (black, red,
yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth,

rock hind and red hind) in the
existing Feb. 1 through March
31 closed recreational harvest
season for gag grouper in Gulf
state waters. "
The proposed grouper rules
also would reduce the commercial
minimum-size limit for Gulf red
grouper, and for all importation
and sale of red grouper, from 20
inches to 18 inches total length
and eliminate the Feb. 15 through
March 14 commercial harvest
closure for red, gag and black
grouper in Gulf state waters.
Pending federal rules will reduce
the overall commercial harvest of
grouper in the Gulf through lower
harvest quotas anid an important
spawning season/area closure.
In other marine fisheries
action, the Commission will
review and discuss Florida's
permit fishery and various federal
marine fisheries management
The meeting will convene at
8:30 a.m. both days. The civic
center is at 505 West Pensacola
St. in Tallahassee.
Anyone requiring special
accommodations to participate
in the meeting should advise the
FWC at least five days prior to
April 15 by contacting the FWC's
Office of Human Resources
at -850-488-6411. If you are
hearing- or speech-impaired,
contact the FWC using the
Florida Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice).
The full agenda is
available online at MyFWC.


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FWC lists where to hunt spring,

turkeys without a quota permit

If you weren't lucky enough
to get drawn for a spe6ial-
opportunity or spring turkey
quota permit, don't fret; there are
numerous wildlife management
areas (WMAs) that don't require
The Florida Fish and Wildlife'
Conservation Commission
(FWC) offers 37 public hunting
areas statewide where hunters
need only to "walk on" to hunt
spring turkeys.
These hunts are made
possible through the FWC's
partnerships with the state's
Division of Forestry, Florida's
water, management districts,
the U.S. Forest Service, Florida
Department of. Environmental
Protection, the National Park
Service and Department of
Defense, who contribute their
lands to the state's public-hunting
Hunters need only a hunting
license ($17 for residents, $46.50
for a nonresident 10-day license),
management area permit ($26.50)
and turkey permit ($5 for residents,
$100 for. nonresidents) to spring
turkey hunt on the following
areas., These licenses and permits
are available for purchase at
county tax- collectors' offices
and at most retail outlets that
sell hunting and fishing supplies.
Also, hunters can purchase them
with a credit card by calling
888-486-8356 or online at www.
The spring turkey season
runs March 7 April 12 in the
South Hunting Zone and March
21 April 26 in the Central
and Northwest zones, unless
otherwise noted below. Shooting
hours during spring turkey season
on WMAs are one-half hour
before sunrise to 1 p.m.

Eastern' turkeys
inhabit these areas
tApalachicola National Forest
-581,837 acres inFranklin, Leon,
Liberty and Wakulla counties.
Camping allowed.
VApalachicola River Wildlife
and Environmental Area -86,140
acres in Franklin and Gulf
counties. Camping allowed.
Management area permit not
VAucilla WMA- 47,532 acres
in Jefferson and Taylor counties.
Camping allowed.
Big Bend WMA:
VHickory Mound Unit -
14,427 acres in Taylor County.
A no-cost, daily use permit is
required and. available at the
check station.
*Snipe. Island Unit 11,687,
acres in Taylor County. .Hunters
must have a quota permit to hunt
thefirst 16 days, but those without
one may hunt the remainder of the
season, April 6 April 21.
vSpring Creek Unit 14,600
acres in Taylor County.
VTide Swamp Unit 19,538
acres in Taylor County. A no-cost,
daily use permit is required and
available at the check station.
VJoe Budd WMA 11,039
acres in Gadsden County.
Saturday and Sundays only.
There are 20 no-cost, daily quota

permits available at the check
station on a first-come, first-
served basis. Hunters may use
bows and muzzleloaders only.
Camping allowed.
VLower Econfina River WMA
2,837 acres in Taylor County.
Season runs March 21-29.
VOchlockonee River WMA
2,790 acres in Leon County.
Saturday and Sundays only.
Only shotguns, bows and
muzzleloaders are legal..
VPine Log WMA-.6,911 acres
in Bay and Washington counties.
Season runs March 21 April 5.
Camping allowed.
VSteinhatchee Springs WMA
20,909 acres in Lafayette, Dixie
and Taylor counties. Season'runs
March 21 April 12. There are
40 no-cost, daily quota permits
available at the check station on
a first-come, first-served basis to
hunt the first nine days.
SVTalquin WMA- 3,05,3 acres
in Leon County. Saturday and
Sunday only.
VTwin Rivers WMA 9,288
acres in Madison, Hamilton and
Suwannee counties. Seasonruns
March 27-29 and April 17-19.
There are 12 no-cost, daily quota
permits available at the check
station on a first-come, first-
V'Upper Chipola River WMA
7,377 acres in Jackson County.
Camping allowed only by permit
from Northwest Florida Water
Management District; call 850-
For more information onspring
turkey hunting, or to download
management area rules and maps,
Brochures also are available at
tax collectors' offices in counties
close to the wildlife management

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New FWC grads

are ready for duty
A new group of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers
will soon begin patrolling the woods and waters of
the state.
Twenty-six FWC recruits became officers after
graduating March 20 from the Pat Thomas Law En-
forcement Academy in Tallahassee. The recruits at-
tended the academy for six months and received a
wide array of training, which included accuracy with
firearms, alligator handling, vessel operation, defen-
sive tactics, all-terrain vehicle operation and BUI/
DUI identification. They will spend an additional
three months with a field-training officer.
The new graduates are assigned to counties
throughout the state. Two of the officers come from
different states. Officer Jarod Molnar is from Geor-
gia and is assigned to Palm Beach County, and Of-
ficer Evan Laskowski is -from Maryland and is as-
signed to Glades County.
The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement protects
and manages 755 species of wildlife and more than
700 species of fish. The division patrols 34 million
acres of public and private land, 8,200 miles of tidal
shoreline, 3 million acres of lakes and 12,000 miles
of rivers and streams.

Caleb P. kills first turkey
Eight-year-old Caleb Peddie killed his
first turkey while hunting with his Pa
Hawg (Rocky Peddie) recently. The
gobbler had an eight inch beard. Caleb is
the son of Corry and Heather Peddie and
is a second-grade student at Hosford



BLOUNTSTOWN Wallace Dean (Stick)
Williams, 48, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009
in Blountstown. He was bornm in Jackson County
and had lived in Calhoun County for most of his
life. He was a truck driver with Tri-State Land
and Timber Co. in Blountstown and was of the
Protestant faith.
He was preceded in death by his father,
Wallace F. Williams.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Williams,
of Blountstown; his mother, Sara Jackson of
Blountstown; three sons, Wallace Zackriah
Mitchell Williams and Monte Walsingham, both
of Blountstown and Royce Walsingham and his
wife, Hope of Altha; two daughters, Claressa
DeAnn Williams and her fiancee Tory Stone of
.Blountstown and Tonya Williams and her fiancee,
Earl Fenton of New York; two brothers, Wesley.
Williams of Blountstown and Joseph Williams
of Texas; a sister, Nona Borelli and her husband
Obf ofBlountstown; a grandson, David Stone II;-
several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Services were held Friday, March 20 at Peavy:
FuneralHome Chapel with Otis Watson officiating.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge, of the arrangements.

COTTONDALE Terry Jerome Howard,
51, of Cottondale passed away Friday, March
13, 2009 at the Northwest Florida Community
Hospital in Chipley. He was born on July 20,
1957 in Marianna. Terry served his country
faithfully, retiring from the United States Navy.
In his spare time he enjoyed horseback riding,
reading and camping. "
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa M.
Howard of Bristol; his father, Francis Howard
of Greenwood;. one aunt, Agnes Baxter of.
Cottondale; three nephews, Wade Kapusta of
Panama City and Shawn and Eric Kapusta both
of Connecticut; a best friend, Tonna Howard of
Bristol; and numerous other extended family.
Services will be held at a later date at Terry's
residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Covenant Hospice or the American
Cancer Society;
Davis-Watkins Funeral Home and Crematory
is in charge of the arrangements.

us to serve your family
with honor & respect.

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BLOUNTSTOWN- Doris Jean Ebersole, 58, of
Blountstown passed away Thursday, March 19,2009
in Blountstown. She had lived in Blountstown-since
1995, moving here from Ontario, Canada. She was a
homemaker and a member of RiverTown Community
Church where she was active in Children's Ministry
and Life Group. She was preceded in death by her
mother, Deliah Swartzentruber and a brother, Earl
Swartzentruber, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Marlin Ebersole of
Blountstown; two sons, Kevin Ebersole and his wife,
Sarai of Blountstown and Nathan Ebersole and his
wife, Sharon of Blountstown; two daughters, Sharon
Hobbie and her husband, Stewart of Blountstown
and Lynnette Wise and her husband, Richard of
Blountstown; her father, Earl Swartzentruber of
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and her stepmother,
Mabel Swartzentruber of Lancaster, Pennsylvania;
two brothers, Glenn Swartzentruber of Canton,
Pennsylvania and Daniel Swartzentruber ofFayettville,
Pennsylvania; a sister, Judy Hess of Canton,
Pennsylvania, and two grandchildren, Donavan and
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 21,
at Nettle Ridge Cemetery with.Reverend Paul Smith
A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m.,
Saturday, March 28 at RiverTown Community
Church. In lieu offlowers, contributions may be made
to RiverTown Community Church, 19359 State Road
71, Blountstown, Florida 32424 or Covenant Hospice,
4440 Lafayette St #C, Marianna, FL 32446,
Adams Funeral Home' is in charge of the
HOSFORD James Larry Taunton, 73, passed.
* away Sunday, March 22, 2009. He was a native of
Tallahassee and had lived in Connecticut for many
years. He retired and moved to Hosford in 1995. He
was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in
the United States Marine Corps.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Angus, and
five sisters: Sara, Ruth, Lila, Beatrice and Hilda.
Survi ors include a son, James Taunton, Jr.; a
grandson, Daniel Taunton; a granddaughter, Shanon
-Marie Taunton and several nieces and nephews..
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 24
at Shuler Family Cemetery in Hosford.
Bevis Funeral Rome was in charge of the

15 years have gone by,
but you are forever in our
hearts and minds.
.Eternal love from your children:
Will, Jerry, Sylvia,
Gary, Wanda, Kalvin,
Karen, Kim, John, Tonya
and Darius; sisters and'
brothers, Pastor Rosetta Baker,
Betty, Horace Jr., Louie and
your loving grandchildren.



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A Hometown Funeral Director

BRISTOL- Frank Stasieluk, 75, of Bristol passed away Thursday,
March 19, 2009 in Blountstown. He was born in New York but had
lived in Bristol for many years..
Survivors include a brother, Charlie Stasieluk of Baldwin Park,
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge.of the arrangements.

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Wait a little longer to fertilize or fix lawns

Warmer weather and recent
-rains are tantalizing our lawns
out of dormancy. While
many lawns are greening up,
some areas may be decidedly-
The most frequent lawn
problem experienced in the-
spring is a "dead spot". Spring
dead spots are common, can be
caused by several factors and
are very difficult to diagnosis
correctly. The cause for spring
dead spots is, in all probability,
something that happened-
several months ago. There
are many reasons for spring
dead spots.
Fertilizing too late in the fall
can result in a spring dead spot,
New, lush growth in late fall

doesn't have time to harden
off before the first frost. The
-chance of the lawn surviving
cold temperatures, especially
if a high-nitrogen fertilizer was
used, is decreased. It is best
.notto fertilize afterthe middle
of September.
Many of our lawn pests are
at. their peak population late
in the growing .season. A fall
infestation of insects or disease
can often go unnoticed because
the grass is beginning to go
dormant. In spring, the fall i
pest problem results in very s
visible brown dead patches. t
The problem pest may or may p
not be currently active. So, I
don't jump to conclusions and t
begin treating. If anything,





by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County

mark the border of your dead
spot with something like golf
:ees (something that you can
push down into the grass and
eave for a period of time). If
the dead area creeps beyond
your marked margin, then you
do have an active problem and
it needs to be diagnosed before
an appropriate treatment can
be started. Contact your local
Cooperative Extension Service
for help in diagnosis landscape
Poor cultural practices
the previous growing season
can also contribute to spring
dead spots by weakening the
urfgrass and making it more

susceptible to cold damage.
Overwatering, mowing too low
and overfertilization are a few
practices that will contribute
to spring dead spots.
Regardless of the cause of
the spring dead spots, lawns
are slow to recover in the
spring. Even though the day
temperatures are warming,
the night
temperatures A general
are keeping wait until
the soil cutthe lam
cool. The twice befo
cool soil spring ferh
keeps root
growth slowed which, -of
course, slows shoot growth.
Cooler soil temperature also
affects the availability of
Rather than worrying about
what chemical to apply to
your spring dead: spot, relax.
Turfgrasses comes out of
dormancy slowly and usually
not uniformly. Give your grass
more time before you give up
on it. After several weeks, if
it is still not doing well then

do some repair work. Rake
out the dead areas and either
seed, sprig, plug or sod the
damaged area.
Seeihg early signs of spring
with daffodils, azaleas and
dogwoods blooming greatly
tempts us to bring out the
fertilizer. Don't rush into
fertilizing your lawn too soon.
This may be
guide is to setting your
you have lawn up for
wn at least serious"mury
if we have a
re applying late freeze.
ilization. H e a v y
early in the
spring when the lawn is just
beginning to green-up will
enhance foliar vegetative
growth at the expense of cold
tolerance, root development,
deplete carbohydrate reserves
and enhance "diseases. You
would be much better off
delaying lawn fertilization
until the turf has completely
greened and temperatures have
.moderated more. A general
guide is to wait until you
have cut the lawn at least
twice, before applying spring
Be patient with your. lawn.
Warmer temperatures and
correct cultural practices will
result in improved growth.

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In Bristol
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 11/2 bath
In Blountstown
*1-room efficiency,
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a.half apartment
Commercial old Mexican/
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
Phone 643-7740

New 1200 sq. 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 appliances,
tile and laminate floor-
ing, master walk-in closet,
separate utility room.
30 year shingled
and vinyl siding.
850-762-8185 or
. 850-653-5597
. *- : ^ ; ;,

$155 brand name QUEEN
mattress set, unused in
sealed plastic with war-
ranty. 222-7783. Delivery
100%o LEATHER Living
Rm Sel. Lifetime Warranty
on Hardwood Frame. NEW, .
still in crale. List $1999. Let
go for: $629 ... 546-7112. .
Can deliver.
5 Piece 1000% MicroFiber
Living Rm set including cof-
fee tables: $649, ALL NEW
in boxes. Delivery avail-
able. 222-7783
6 piece, PUB TABLE &
chairs, solid wood. New
in crate. List $1200. Take
$425. (can deliver) 222-
A NEW OrthoRest mat-
tress set in sealed plastic.
Full warranty. Sacrifice
$225. Can deliver. 222-
QUEEN 7pc set, Dove-
tailed Drawers, Solid Wood
- $2400 value, must sell
$999. 425-8374. Delivery
Canopy Bed Brand New
in box. $129. 545-7112
Complete 5 pc Solid Wood
Bedroom Set w/ Dovetail
Drawers. Brand new! $599.
Can deliver. 425-8374
TWIN mattress set $125.
ALL NEW w/ warranty. 545-


Tfaff Sewing Machine, Heavy
duty commercial machine with
walking foot and table. Great con-
dition. $600. Call 762-2802.
3-25, 4-1

. Large blue sofa recliner, asking
$30. Call 674-4290. 3-25,4-1

Large upright freezer, six months
old, only used 3 months, paid $799
asking $600. Call 674-7189.

Hospital bed, fully adjustable, with
mattress, $500. Call 674-8665 or
557-9558. 3-25,4-1

Couch with chair and ottoman,
south western design, $100. Call
379-8611. 3-25,4-1

8,000 BTU window unit, hardly
used, practically new, $100. Call
762-3485.. 3-25,4-1

Electric treadmill, $100 OBO.
Call 762-4678. 3-25,4-1

Girls twin bed, white metal head
and footboard, $75; baby crib,
honey oak color, no mattress, $60.
Call 643-1591. 3-25,4-1

7-piece bedroom suite,. shelf-
type headboard with mirror, queen
size frame, mirror-shelf type
dresser, chest of- drawers, inner
springs and'mattress, $500. Call
674-7189. 3-25, 4-1

Eight, little ceramic- Lepre-
chauns, $25 for set; assorted col-
lectables, make offer: Call 674-
3264. 3-25,4-1

Phillips/Magnavox 40" big
screen .TV, stand alone, $300.
Call 674-3980. 3-25,4-1

250 gallon Propane tank, older
model, $75 OBO. Call 674-1024
or 294-6002. UFN.

Multi-colored couch and love
seat, $150 for both or can pur-
chase separate: JVC 56" TV, $20.
Call 762-1914. 3-25, 4-1

15 foot round swimming pool,
52 inches deep, $1,200. Call 379-
8410. 3-25,4-1

Exercise equipment; baby cradle;
a new set of dishes, flatware and
glasses, never used. Call 643-
5751 or 643-5268 after 5: p.m.
42" round table, $60; chest of
drawers, $30; boy's 26" bike, $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

Prom dress, size 4, red, ankle
length with sequins and spaghetti
straps. $150. Call Kelly at 643-
3-25, 4-1

Prom dress, size 8, silver, from
Dream Gowns, paid $500, will
sacrifice for $200. Call 643-3655.
3-18, 3-25

Prom dress, new,' never been
worn, still has tags, size 7/8, cor-
al colored, halter top style, some
beading, train. Paid $180, .asking
$100. Call 643-8815 leave mes-
sage. UFN


1991 Ford Taurus, 4-door, $750.
Call 674-8744. 3-25, 4-1

1995 Geo Tracker convertible,
automatic, runs good, cold A/C,
$1,200; 2002. Nissan Sentra,
4-door, cold A/C, $1,950 or will
trade for Toyota truck. Call 447-
2772. 3-25,4-1

2000 Lincoln Town Car, low
miles, excellent shape, $8,500
OBO, cash only. Call 762-8459 or
272-1126. 3-25,4-1
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
447-0410. 3-18,3-25


1999 Jeep Wrangler,. 4 cyl.,
5-speed, red paint:with black in-
terior and soft top, 86,000 miles,
excellent condition, $7,500; Call
447-0951. 3-25,4-1

1997-Ford Explorer Sport, with
51,000 miles. Needs some body
work from a slight accident, runs
good, $2,000. Call 209-4859

1995 Ford Aerostar Van, Solid
van but needs some work. $1,000
Call 762-2802. 3-25,4-1

1999 Chevy 1500, long wheel
base, low miles, tool box, treated
bed liner, make fair offer. Call
674-5950, leave message or call
814-5309. 3-25,4-1

1986 Toyota Tercel 4WD, has
blown head gasket, good for other
parts, $175. Call 674-8437.

1997 Chevy Tahoe, excellent
condition, can be seen at the old
Hogly Wogly, $3,000. Call 643-
2568. 3-25

2001 F150 extended cab, good
condition, clean, 85,000 miles,
$8,500 negotiable/OBO. Call 508-
9747. 3.25, 4-1

1.981 Ford F-250, straight six,
30,000 original miles, good first
vehicle, $1,500 OBO. Call 850-,
258-1106. 3-18, 3-25

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. 3-18,325

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-
7341. 3-18,3-25

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

Set 4 tires, 39.5x15x15, Super
:Swamper, 80% tread, $700. Call
850-557-6268. 3-25, 4-1



2002 Honda CR250R dirt bike,
has new parts and extras. Call
526-8234 or 693-0499. 3-18,3-25


LOST: white cat, female, spayed,
weighs about 8 lbs., lost in the
area of Trailer City in Blountstown,
last seen March 4. She is 6 years
old, a great family cat, will only eat
Cat Chow. Please call 643-6260 if
found. 3-25,4-1

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 Revell Farm Rd. in Bristol, both
real friendly. Call 643-9840.
3-25, 4-1


Lot for sale in Telogia, priced to
sell. Call 850-668-2711. 3-25,4-1
1.4 acres, located on Hwy. 65 N,
highway frontage. Call 643-7326.
thru 4-15

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




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





Week of Mar. 22 to Mar. 28
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
It's time for an early spring clean-
ing, Aries. Don't be a pack rat.
Clean out your closets and throw
out what you don't need. Make
room for new hobbies and ideas.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, stubbornness will only
lead to loss and hard feelings. Let
sensibility be your guide through-
out the week. Face issues clearly
and argue only your point.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Think fun this week, Gemini. Try
something new and daring. Have
your eye on someone special?
Now's the time to break the ice, es-
pecially if it's a Libra you're after.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, don't fret about finances.
Practice taking on one problem at
a time -- and watch as things work
'themselves out without you in
control of everything.

LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Romance looks good this week,
Leo, but don't forget the basics. Be
open about your feelings and ask
for what yoiwant. Structure your
priorities carefully at work.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, get in touch with an old,
Sout-of-town friend. Make efforts to
win someone's affection this week,
which means you'll need to push
romantic gestures to the limit. "
LIBRA- Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, it seems as though you've
been hard to reach. That's okay
so long as you don't place blame-
on hard-to-reach friends.
Remember that relationships
are a two-way street.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, exercise rids you of
frustrations. If you can't get to the
gym, take a run around the block.
Aggression is building at home.
Don't find yourself caught
between two people.
Take some time out to cook
this week, Sagittarius.
Look to older generations in
the family and collect their most
creative recipes. Try one
out on someone you love.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Try to ignore your family's
comments regarding a romantic
partner, Capricorn. Think about
what you want and present your
thoughts in a clear manner..
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Get ready to entertain. It's been
a long winter, Aquarius, and now
it's'time for some fun. Invite all of
your friends and even some favor-
ite acquaintances to a party.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Challenges at work try your
patience early in the week, Pisces.
Keep calm. A romantic weekend
helps ease your mind.
Matthew Modine, Actor (50)
Keri Russell, Actress (33)
Peyton Manning, Athlete (33)
Elton John, Singer/Songwriter (62)
Keira Knightley, Actress (24)
Mariah Carey, Singer (39)
Vince Vaughn, Actor (39)



Poland riding lawn mower, with
mulch kit and leaf catcher, 46"
deck, not quite 1 year old, runs
good, $700. Call, 379-3081.
3-25, 4-1

Zero radius walk behind mower,
$350. Call 674-8437. 3-25, 4-1

Riding lawn mower, $100. Call
674-1024 or 294-6002. UFN

1135 Massey Ferguson farm
tractor, with disc, good shape,
$8,500 cash only; D2 Bulldozer,
with root rake, 6-way blade, low
hours, $9,000. Call 762-8459 or
272-1126. 3-25,4-1

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.

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.
3-18, 3-25


'1986 18' Skeeter Bass boat,
needs a little work, $2,500 OBO.
Call 379-3068. 3-25,4-1

15 ft Surbass boat, has stick
steering with older 40HP Evinrude

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*Pottery, Plates
*Coca-cola Paraphernalia
*Old & New Furniture
*Carnival Glass



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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motor. Good project boat. $500
Call 762-2802. 3-25,4-1


1986 Coleman pop-up top camp-
er, queen and full size beds, new-
er canvas and tires, A/C, $2,500
OBO. Call 643-5839. 3-25,4-1


Chihuahua puppies, 3-males
and 2-females, $50 to $75. Call
643-8835. 3-25,4-1

One female Great Dane, 16
weeks old; four Blue Pit puppies,
10 weeks old, two female and two
male. Call 850-718-6580. 3-25,4-1

Free 7 Lab mix puppies, 5 male
and 2 female, 7 weeks old. Call
643-2181 or 643-8754, leave mes-
sage. 3-25, 4-1

Free 6 Brindle Pit/Rottweiler mix
puppies, 9 weeks-old, 3-male and
3-female. Call 850-625-0383.

Blue nose Pit bull puppies, 6
weeks-old, $100 each. Call 379-
3081. 3-25,4-1

Free pot-bellied pigs. Call 643-
7485. 3-25, 4-1

American Bulldog puppy, fe-
male, 8 months old, very sweet,
free to a good. home. Call 447-
3224. 3-18, 3-25

Black Lab mixed puppy, 7
months old, male, very gentle and
sweet, free to a good home. Call
447-3224. 3-18, 3-25

-Whiskey Decanters
*Wood Stoves
-Cookie & Cracker Jars
-Black Wash Pots

8.ft x 30 ft Conference Table made of Black Walnut

Items too numerous to list!

SDealers Welcome Hours:


8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cash in the Attic
25537 N Main Street, Altha

Two cats free to a good home,
one 10-monit-old long hair tor-
toise-colored lemale, nol fixed:
one 1 1/2-year-old male labby cat.
fixed Both were rescue cats and
Ihey have been inside cats. but
could adapt to outside. Call 639-
9771 :-.


Free: busted cement slab, you
move. Call 379-8973 : : .

Free: 10 x7 metal shed, come
and get it. Call 850-294-0377


Car dolly, reasonably priced. Call
762-9762. :,:a .

Someone to clear land. trade ser-
vices for lumber. Call 379-8973.

18' Pontoon boat, good condi-
tion. Call 379-3423. i "z i.

Female Pygmy goat, any age.
Call 762-3667. a ., j I

Male Poodle. 7 lbs or under, pre-
ler a grown dog Call 762-8566.
'.,. 4

Set of bunk beds. reasonably
priced. Call 762-8566 : ;"

Push style lawn mower, reason-
ably priced. Call 674-3264.

Toy chest, reasonably priced.
Call 762-1914. :>. i-,

Camper top for mid-size short
bed truck, preferably with lock and
key. Call 643-3828.
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First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held April 4
at7 p.m. (Old Coins,Tools, Col-
aectibles, candy, food & Misc
items) Free setup for yard sale
every Saturday Publicisinvited.
Col Jarres W Copeland
180c96 Nit' Counlt RO 12

Phone: 643-7740

Approximately 140
acres close to Bristol
available for rent.
Call 954-941-6795 or
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Will buy 10 Io
1,000 acres,
Call (850)
544-5441 or
(850) 570-0222

* ORANGE 5 br. Iarge GREAT
room w/lireplace beautiful lot w/
fruil and grape arbor, asking only
* TWIN OAKS 3/2, 2 car garage,
lenced lot, good buy at $148,000.
- BIRD POND good floor plan in
this 3/2 cypress house lot w/oak
trees, new metal root, many ame-
niles $162,000. More land avail-
able .LET'S TALK
* ALTHA 3 br. brick, one ac., barn,
all kinds ol fruit trees $99,500 MO-
* BLOUNTSTOWN 2/2, w/recent
updates makes Ihis a good buy
onr, one acre w/workshop, near the
proposed new school, asking just
- BRISTOL 3 br brick, 3 acres
and shop REDUCED '139,000
(850) 643-3289

1 bedroom block house within walking distance ol traflic
light in Bristol. New metal roof with Styrofoam underlayment,
new insulated windows, insulation blown into attic,
all new plumbing, all new electrical, new tile floors, new
kitchen cabinets with real granite counter tops, new light
fixtures, new bathroom, central heat & A/C. Special
financing available for moderate to low income. $53,000
Call 643-5417 or 447-0390


4 bedroom, 2 bath 2,150 sq. ft home built in 2000. Exterior
brick and Hardi-Board. Hardwood floors in family, kitchen,
dining arfd breakfast rooms. Ceramic tile in' bathrooms.
New stainless appliances. Privacy ifenced back yard
with good landscaping and nice deck. Altha City Limit.
$159,000 Call Shalene at 762-8025 or 209-2567. -
3-25 & 4-1A



Uquidation Sale.

Ever ything must got


March 3rd marked 78 years for the National Anthem, thanks to VFW

Notice is given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Liberty
County, Florida, proposes to adopt
.the following Ordinance:
A public hearing on the Ordinance
will be held at 7:00 p.m. eastern
standard time, on 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
be based.
Dated this 16th day of March,
Liberty County, Florida
Robert Hill, Clerk to the
Board of County Commissioners
3-18 & 25

Notice is hereby given:
Last known address of:
You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question. .
You are required to contact the
Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol,
Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this publish-
ing. Failure to respond will result
in a determination of ineligibility
by the Supervisor and your name
will be removed from the state-
wide voter registration system
Published one time in the Cal-
houn Liberty Journal
Marcia A. Wood
Liberty County Supervisor of
P.O. Box 597
Bristol, Florida 32321
Date: 3-25-09 3-25-09
Notice is hereby given:
Last known address of:
You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question.
You are required to contact the

Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol,
Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this publish-
ing. Failure to respond will result
in a determination of ineligibility
by the Supervisor and your name
will be removed from the. state-
wide voter registration system
Published one time in the Cal-
houn Liberty Journal
Marcia A. Wood
Liberty County Supervisor of
P.O. Box 597
Bristol, Florida 32321
Date: 3-25-09 3-25-09
Public Notice
The contents of the following stor-
age units rented at M & W Storage
in Altha, Florida will be disposed of
if not paid in full by April 3, 2009:
Melissa Hough
Brenda Smith
Daniel Tucker

Buy, sell and trade with
an ad in the Journal.




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Temporary Agricultural Labor
Location: Farmington Kentucky'
Steve Crouch Farms KY# 0375357
(8 openings)
Tobacco Farm and field Labor
wage $7.25-8.00 Hr.
3/4 contract hours guaranteed.
All tools and equipment provided, no charge.
Housing provided if out of commuting area at no cost.
Transportation and subsistence pay after 50 % of con-
tract completed. Transportation to daily worksite. Must
be able to work in hot, humid weather conditions, and
be physically able to lift, stoop and bend for long peri-
ods. Apply for job at nearest office of State Workforce
AGency in this state. Use job order number listed
above, with a copy of this ad. Subject to random drug
and Alcohol testing at employers' cost.


A 32 bed residential facility for adjudicated adolescent
female offenders, is currently seeking a full time
Registered Nurse

*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.

12010 raises $761.61

VFW Post
The Buddy Poppy Program
offered the opportunity to
distribute poppies from March
3-12 in order to assist in meeting
two of this year's All American
This additional Buddy Poppy
date marks the anniversary of
VFW's victory in sealing the
Star Spangled Banner as the
national anthem on March 3,
The VFW vigorously took
on the fight to make The Star-
Spangled Banner this country's
national anthem. In 1928, the
U.S. was the only modem nation
in the world without a sanctioned
national ballad-a flagrant lapse
VFW was determined to set
right. It was Walter I. "Daddy"
Joyce, director of the National
Americanization Committee,
who led the crusade.
This special sale raised
$761.61. Normal sales for
the year are on Memorial Day
and Veterans Day. The money
raised goes to assist Veterans,
as well as widows and children
of Veterans.


Earn 50%, Starter Kit
ONLY $10
Call today: .

SOufn -r

One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St Surne 2.
BIoI.nLsown Phone (850) 674-508B
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver.
Service Chipola Workfdorce 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.


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.


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

rage 4o i nr- LALnJUI-4-LiUE-Fl I I VaL'l 1 A6V,

Veterans were recently sitting outside local stores handing out
Buddy Poppies for small donations to serve as a reminder of the
bravery and sacrifices of our service men and women. Pictured
here are war veterans Rev. Noah Jones and Nicky Phillips who
look on as a customer drops in a contribution. *



Electric stove and refrig
someone to put coating o
2x4s and 2x6s reasonable

Rug for a living room; a
trailer. Call 674-3264.

Pull behind golf buggy tha
golf bags. Call 643-2568.

Incubator for hatching eg
to 60 count. Call 762-2319

Junk cars and trucks, ar
edition. We pay cash. Ca
8459 or 272-1126 cell.


16 ft. Aluminum Lowes boat, 48
hp. Johnson motor, trailer, all for
$3,000. Call 566-9323. 3-18,3-25
)n roof;
3-25, 4-1

house Yard sale: Saturday, April 4 from
3-25,4-1 7 a.m. until noon, located at 16186
-SR 71 S in Blountstown, look for
at holds signs, lots of stuff, children clothes,
toys, set of bunk beds, breaker
325, 4-1 .box, screen door, light fixtures, too
much to list, cancel if rain. 3-25,4-1
ggs, 50
s 5 Yard sale: Saturday, April 4 from
8 a.m. until, located at 14054 NW
3-18,3-25 Joe Chason circle. Call 643-
ny con- 2894.

ll 762-

3-25, 4-1
Buy, sell and trade in an ad in
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.

Do you know how to file a complaint on

violations of Florida's Clean Indoor Air Act?

Do you remember going to
eat at a restaurant and having to
ask the waiter for a seat in the
non-smoking section? Then you
had to pass through the clouds
of smoke to reach your seat and
even then being surrounded by
the endless flow of toxic stench?
Gone are the days of having to
hold your breath while you try
to enjoy your meal. The Florida
Legislature enacted the Florida
Clean Indoor Air Act (FCIAA)
in 1985 to protect people from
the health hazards of secondhand
In November 2002, seventy-
one percent of Florida's citizens
voted for a Constitutional
Amendment to prohibit smoking

in all enclosed indoor workplaces.
The smoke free law became
effective July 1, 2003. Now
you may be wondering who is
responsible for the enforcement
of this law. The Department
of Health and the Department
of Business and Professional
Regulation are responsible. The
Department of Health enforces
the FCIAA in all facilities that
not regulated by the Department
of Business and Professional
Listed here is the information
that you will need to file a
*Name of workplace (where
violation is occurring);
*The mailing address, city,

county and zip code;
*Nature of the violation (ex.
smoking in an enclosed indoor
workplace); and
*If available, provide a
telephone number and name
of the person in charge of the
*To file a complaint call toll
free 1-800-337-3742.
For information on the Calhoun
County Tobacco Free Partnership,
call Pamela McDaniel at 850-
674-5645, Ext. 236.

Willis, 98, of Marianna, passed
away Sunday, March 22, 2009 at
her residence. She was a lifelong
resident of this area. She enjoyed
crocheting, reading, cooking,
fishing and her family. She will
be sorely missed by everyone that
knew her.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Henry and Mary
Hick Willis; her husband, Coy
Willis; three sons, Jack, C.A. and
Mavern Willis; a grandson, Tom
Hall and a great-granddaughter,
Kelsey Yoder.
Survivors include her two
sons, Franklin Durl Willis of
Altha and James Earl Willis and
his wife, Hilda of Marianna;
three daughters, Bernice Baxter
and her husband Ernie of Altha,
Virginia Willis of Camilla, GA
and Mavis Bramblet and her
husband, Robert of Altha; one
sister-in-law, Lucille Mears of
Altha; 16 grandchildren, 46 great
grandchildren, nine great-great-
grandchildren, as well as a host
of nieces and-nephews.
Graveside services were held
Tuesday, March 24 at Mount
Olive Cemetery with Reverend
Dewayne Tolbert officiating.
Hall Funeral Home inAltha was
in charge of the arrangements.

HOSFORD Ada Louise
Moore, 83, of Hosford, passed
away Monday, March 23, 2009.
A lifelong resident of Hosford,
she was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Troy and Dee
Sanders and a brother, Frank
Survivors include her husband
of 63 years, Colin Moore of
Hosford; a daughter, Sara
Parramore and her husband,
John of Havana; grandchildren,
Carla Stephens and her husband,
Mitch of Havana and Justin
Parramore of Tallahassee; and
great-grandchildren, Colen and
Savannah Stephens.
Graveside services will be held
Wednesday, March 25 at Sanders
Cemetery in Hosford.
Independent Funeral Home
in Quincy is in charge of the
arrangements. (850-875-1529)

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