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Schools...12 Pets & Their People...13 Are ash trees doomed?...14 Obituaries...15 & 18 Classieds....16 & 17 Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary.....6, 7 Births & Birthdays...9 Wedding announced....10 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Blountstown woman and two children emerged uninjured after their vehicle ran off the road in Liberty County and overturned. The driver, Debbie Lockwood Williams, 43, told FHP Trooper Ronny Snipes that she was forced to take evasive action after a small car drove into her lane Nov. 23. Williams was traveling westbound into a curve on SR 12 when an eastbound car crossed the center line of the road around 3:43 p.m. She applied the brakes and steered to the right and then back to the left to avoid a collision. When Williams 2002 Chevrolet Suburban went onto the westbound ditch, it began to rotate counter clockwise as it traveled. The right rear tire hit the grassy embankment of the driveway at 11213 NW SR 12, which caused the SUV to roll onto its right side. The vehicle came to rest facing south with its front end in the westbound lane of SR 12. Damages to the vehicle were estimated at $5,000. There was no clear description of the car that caused the accident. Williams told the trooper that it happened so fast she didnt have time to get a good look. Another witness that saw the vehicle agreed it was a small dark car but could not provide more information. The vehicle continued traveling east after the near-collision. Williams and her two passengers Steven B. Williams, 11, and Spencer A. Williams, 8, were not hurt. Everybody was wearing seatbelts and they walked away with minimal injuries, the trooper said. They declined medical assistance from Liberty EMS. Snipes was assisted at the scene by the Rock Bluff Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Liberty County Sheriffs DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOFamily uninjured after near-collision on SR 12 N. 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY J OURNAL Volume 31, Number 48 Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 CLJ News.com A Bristol woman escaped without injury but lost all her belongings in a blaze that destroyed her rental trailer Tuesday evening. Firefighters called out around 6 The structure, located on Lot #9 at Copeland Trailer Park on Hwy. 12 N, was occupied by Larette Swearengin. Bristol Fire Chief Dale Hobby said she told him that she fell asleep after cooking supper. A pan of grease left on the stove the home. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOSMobile home burns Tues. night in BristolDefendants in two cases were quickly pronounced not guilty after brief deliberation by Liberty County juries last week. The jury was out only 30 minutes before returning their verdict in the one day trial of Adrian Bess, 35, of Bristol, on Nov. 22. Bess was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he was accused of pointing a gun at a man at the BP Station in Bristol on two different occasions. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia after his arrest on June 16. The next day, a new jury was seated to hear the case against Melissa Phinney, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance. After a half-day trial Nov. 23, the jury deliberated for 16 minutes before deciding she was not guilty.Liberty juries return quick not guilty verdicts in two casesVolunteers were busy serving food Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Bristol. See more on page 11.
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks C A L H O U N C O U N T YNov. 21 Michael Mosley, non support, CCSO. Nov. 22 Justin Lanier, failure to appear, CCSO. Michael Mosley, armed robbery with a firearm, CCSO. Nov. 23 George Arhie Faircloth, petit theft (warrant), CCSO. Nov. 25 Juan Alejos, criminal mischief over $200, battery (times 2), CCSO. Nov. 26 Stephanie Nelson, obstruct by disguised person, CCSO. William Johnson, violation of injunction for protection, CCSO. Nov. 28 Bernard Robinson, battery, resisting arrest with vioBPD.L I B E R T Y C O U N T YNov. 21 Billy Ray Smith, violation of injunction, LCSO. Nov. 22 Mark White, VOSP, LCSO. Nov. 26 Stephanie Nelson, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Nov. 27 Everardo Ortiz-Molina, DUI, no valid drivers license, LCSO. SH ER IFFS L OG Blountstown Police Dept.Nov. 21 through Nov. 27, 2011 Citations issued: Accidents...............00 .................10 Special details Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........00 Complaints..............................................................29 PUBLIC NOTICELiberty County School Board is proposing changes to the following policies:2.90 Tobacco Use in District Facilities A public hearing on these policies will be held on December 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 6 p.m. Copies of all policies Want FREE Tupperware? Host a party today! 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Timothy Partridge was bitten on the arm during a struggle with Bernard A. Robinson, 45, which drew a crowd of about 30 onlookers. Robinson was arrested and charged with battery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement According to the arrest report, a white male drove to the police department to report that he had been hit while trying to buy drugs on Ward Road. He said he was sitting in his vehicle, money in hand, when a black male wearing a white hoodie reached in and struck him on the left side of his head. He quickly drove off and headed photographed his injuries, which included a lump just under his hairline. Partridge and Lt. Mark Mallory of went to Ward Street and saw a man victim. They waited in their marked unit and watched the man, later identified as Robinson, standing near a burn barrel beside Ward Road. Robinson saw the men and walked over to knock on the window of the patrol car. Partridge and Mallory told him about the complaint they had received and said they wanted to ask him a few questions. When they stepped out of the patrol unit, Robinson began speaking loudly and became belligerent. As they attempted to talk with Robinson, a group of about 30 people gathered around them in a circle. Partridge attempted to calm Robinson down and lead him away from the group but he pulled back and began cursing the two lawmen. Concerned his actions would incite the crowd gathering in the area, Partridge told Robinson he was being arrested for disorderly conduct. Robinson resisted and the two were unable to get him in handcuffs until putting him on the ground. During the struggle, some of Robinsons relatives standing nearby urged him to stop resisting. Partridge had his arm around Robinsons head when he was bitten and began bleeding. Robinson was then handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car. When they arrived at the police department, Partridge told Robinson they had gone to Ward Road to get a picture of a possible suspect for the victim to identify. Robinson replied, I didnt hit that cracker in the white car. Robinson said it was another black male a younger, taller man whose name he did not know that committed the battery. He was charged and is being held on $2,500 bond.Unsuccessful drug customer reports battery BERNARD ROBINSONA 22-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly hit a minor and busted a windshield at a Blountstown home shortly before 9 p.m. on Nov. 12. Juan Alejos of Altha was charged with two counts of battery and criminal mischief over $200. He is being held without bond in the Calhoun County Jail. According to the arrest report, Alejos went to see his ex-girlfriend who was visiting with a friend at a residence on 16th Street. He knocked on the door, awakening a teenage boy inside. When the boy answered the door, Alejos grabbed him and until John Ammons, 18, separated them and got Alejos out of the house. Alejos told Ammons he wanted to see his exgirlfriend. She came outside and spoke with Alejos, who was sitting in his vehicle. Ammons was watching from inside the home and saw Alejos get out of his vehicle, pick up a brick and throw it at his parents vehicle, cracking the windshield and scratching the paint on the roof. Ammons came outside and told Alejos to leave. Alejos grabbed Ammons in a headlock and another person in the home ran outside to break it up. Alejos then drove off and the sheriffs office was contacted. A neighbor who witnessed the altercation gave an account consistent with statements made by the parties involved. A warrant was issued for Alejos, who was arrested Nov. 25.Man arrested for disturbance at home; throwing brick into vehicle windshield JUAN ALEJOSSee ARREST REPORTS continued inside on page 11
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD We're your one-stopTIRE SHOP! "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CITY TIRE CO. MV5496BFGG O O D Y E A RDUNLOP Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant A little out of the way, a lot less to pay! Were Still open Come see us for the best seafood in town. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY C Mullet Seafood Platter Shrimp Cataracts? Lee Mullis M.D. Smart Lenses SM Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks Ave., Panama City(850)763-6666 Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK Radio K-102.7 FMWYBT Radio Y-1000 AM Turkey BowlState Attorney holds special crimes classMARIANNA-The Chipola College Center for Criminal Justice Training recently provided an Advanced Training Course entitled, "Sex Crimes Investigations," 14th Judicial Circuit Glenn Hess. A team of experienced professionals and practitioners encompassing the entire scope of the Judicial System were assembled to present the subject matter in both an interesting and informative format at the College Public Service Training Facility. The two-week class was offered to both Correctional velopment opportunity which could additionally satisfy mandatory training for each discipline. During the two week presentation, a team of 12 separate professionals provided both lecture and hands on instruction into the proper and legally acceptable practices of investigating sex crimes involving both children and adults. The Children's Advocacy Center, Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.), Medical Staff, as well as numerous Professional Staff from the 14th Circuit State techniques and expertise in the proper handling and reporting of these sensitive Investigations. The class was well attended by approximately twenty Steve Anderson, Chipola College Assessment Center favorably on the dynamic break down of the different topics presented, the instructors, as well as the new awareness of all of the available resources for these type investigations." State Attorney Glen Hess summarized the Advanced Class as, "A team approach to criminal justice with Chipola College through cooperation of both the Law Enforcement and Corrections communities." Brain Bowl titleORLANDOThe Chipola College Brain Bowl Blue team outplayed 30 teams to win the Delta Burke Academic Tournament for the fourth year in a row, defeating Valencia 505-95 in the championship game. The tournament was held on the Valencia West campus in Orlando. The Chipola Blue team of Paul Kelson, Annemarie Nichols and Trawith a 13-0 record, averaging 513.1 points per game and 23.71 points per bonus, the highest averages in tournament history. Their average margin of victory was 448.1, also a tournament record. tournament with a 6-4 record, making it to the playoffs, before losing in the round of 16 to the University of Central Florida 225-155. Gold team members are: Caroline Peacock, Adrian Carr, Nick Ratzlaff and William Singleton. Chipola points leader Paul Kelson tournament, answering 142 tossups, and averaging 105.77 points per game. Caroline Peacock was 13th overall in individual scoring. The Delta Burke is Chipolas second championship of the Fall season. and third, respectively, Oct. 22, at the Florida Gateway Invitational. University of Florida, at the MAGNI Mirror tournament on Oct. 15. Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chipola
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011Thats 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! 5,368 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ADS: email@example.com JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising Angie Davis.........Production AssistantOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, November 30Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, December 5 Tuesday, December 6 Sunday, December 4 Saturday, December 3 Thursday December 1 Friday, December 2TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 2 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room, across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Apalachee Rest. 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Btown 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in BlountstownTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 5 p.m., Designated locations6:30 p.m., City Hall, 7 p.m. (ET), Apalachee Restaurant.TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 10 a.m., Lib6 p.m., Altha Town Hall 7 p.m., Fire House 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown Post 272, 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown SANTA will be at Harrell Library at 5 p.m. in Bristol 5 p.m. Magnolia Square in Blountstown Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Jingle Bell Run5:30 p.m. at Blountstown Middle School Pioneer Settlement Christmas Events 6 to 9 a.m. bring your cameras! 5:30 to 8 p.m. CHRISTMASon the S quare9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Magnolia Square in Blountstown Bells ringing, people laughing, and lots of fun are just some of the reasons that you need to register for the 3rd Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. The race will start at Blountstown Middle School. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. The cost of the 5k is $20 and $10 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. The entry fee includes a long-sleeve t-shirt and jingle bells. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure that you receive a t-shirt and jingle bells prior to the race. Proceeds will go to Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Blountstown Middle School. Registration forms are available at Blountstown Middle School or on the BMS website. Please contact Marie Castaneda at 674-8234 or 643-7453 if you have any questions. Senator Marco Rubio will be holding Chamber of Commerce building from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. Members from Senator Rubios staff will be available to meet with the public during this time and location. For more information call the Capital The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown Florida presents their annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration Sight, Sound, & Smells. Walk back in time and experience a Christmas from long ago. Join your friends and neighbors at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. following the Blountstown Christmas parade. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, stew, hamburgers, hotdogs and other warm food items available for donation include hay-rides, puppet shows, story telling, marshmallow roast and a capella Christmas carols by the Gateway Baptist Praise Team. Christmas treats will be served in the Yon House and the Wells Cabin. Stroll through the decorated buildings and enjoy a Florida Christmas as your ancestors once did. Admission for the general public is $3, under is free.Breakfast with Santa at Pioneer Settlement Bring your camera and enjoy a breakfast A special breakfast will be served in the Club House which consists of all-you-caneat pancakes, sausage, and your choice coffee, milk, or juice for a donation. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 20. For more information, contact the Settlement at 674-2777.Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas after the parade Dec. 3 at Pioneer SettlementTURKEY SHOOTCORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH Corinth Baptist Youth will be hosting a turkey shoot Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 to on Hwy 20. The cost of each round will be $3, or two rounds for $5. Ammunition provided. For more information please contact Scott Love at 643-7158, Jeff Sewell at UPWARD SPORTSFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL U pwards goal is to provide the best sports experience for every child. We at First Baptist Church of Bristol are glad to be able to provide a positive experience both to players and to cheer leaders so that they will not only have fun but where life lessons are shared at every practice and game. We have trained coaches and referees that encourage every child so that they become all that God would have them to be. day Dec. 2, at 6:30-8:30 p.m. and then on Please call 643-5400 for more infor mation. Come join us for an evening of fellowship with singer/ songwriter Scott Fowler. Scott has an awesome testimony of how the power of God can change a life of destruction into a life for Jesus. We are located at 10467 NW Henry Kever Road in Bristol, across from W.R. foods will follow. For more information you may contact NEWS FROM THE PEWSCENTRAL TIME CENTRAL TIME
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Christmas Open House Friday, December 2 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.Saturday, December 3 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.&Gift Ideas for the WHOLE Family Come in for Refreshments and Door Prizes Ready Made/Made to Order/Special Orders Bring this ad in and get10%OFF Sheriff Donnie Conyers & StaffKeeping Your Family Safe LIBERTY COUNTY Chili & Hotdogs FREEApalacheeTheR estaurant $25 CALL US TO PRE-ORDER YOURTODAY TALLAHASSEE A Tallahassee familys FSU pride has gotten them into contest aimed at showing how football fans share their passion for the game with Become a Volunteer Discover how you can make a difference in a childs life.
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.The big movie was the latest installment of Twilight It made more than $140 million over the see a story about wolves and teen pregnancy that doesnt involve the Palins. JIMMY KIMMELRick Perry announced to satisfy environmen talists he is now using solar power. And this is brilliant thinking, using solar power to run the Texas electric chair. DA VID LETTERMANThe latest fashion trend in Hong Kong is eyeglasses without any lenses in them. People just wear the frames. The feeling is that they make you intelligent, even though theyre totally useless. Kind of like the congressional supercommit tee. JAY LENOThe government took action and introduced a bill to classify pizza as a vegetable in schools. Mark this down: November 17, 2011: The day America gave up. JIMMY KIMMELA new study found that overweight men are more likely to have children with weight problems. Or in other words, if you get your dads genes, youre also going to get his sweatpants. JIMMY F ALLONThere are 249 millionaires in Congress. Remember a couple of years ago when this new Congress told us they had the solution to the recession? Apparently, they didnt share it with the rest of us. JAY LENOplace you would get dressed up, put on a tie and a jacket and have a couple of martinis. And that was just the pilot. DA VID LETTERMANA Delta pilot caused a security alert after he got stuck in an airplane bathroom. But dont worry. airplane. JIMMY F ALLONNewt Gingrich says he wants to get rid of Sohalf-million dollar bill at Tiffany? DA VID LETTERMAN tial candidate to get secret service protection. The level of protection a candidate gets depends on how well-known they are. For example, Jon Huntsman gets a 10-minute judo lesson and a plastic whistle. JAY LENOTheres talk that Facebook is building its own smart phone. Not to be outdone, theres talk that MySpace is refurbishing an old beeper. JIMMY F ALLONA recent survey showed that the average Facebook user has never met 7 percent of their friends. The article came up in my newsfeed from my friend, the Dalai Lama. JIMMY F ALLONA Fox News reporter asked Herman Cain what he thought of President Obamas easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, and Cain accused him of asking a gotcha question. Thats when you know things are bad: When youre attacking Fox News for being part of the liberal media. JAY LENOStarbucks is planning to close down all the restrooms in its New York locations. Which explains the most popular new Starbucks order: An empty cup. JIMMY F ALLONThe GOP presidential nomination process is a roller-coaster ride sometimes uplifting, other times discouraging, but we press forward. President Obama and his agenda are unspeakably disastrous for the nation, so this election matters more than any in my lifetime. The national debt clock is ticking faster than Obamas heart beats for big government, and his re-election would guar antee virtual national bankruptcy. Thats why the grass-roots tea party phenomenon sprouted, and its why there is so much scrutiny of the GOP candidates. Every month or so, a new frontrunner emerges in this volatile race. Weve gone from Sarah Palin (in theory) to Donald Trump (for some, anyway) to Tim Pawlenty (sort of) to Michele Bachmann to Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt Gingrich, with Mitt Romney persistently vying with the generic Republican as default plurality. Throughout, some have hoped in vain that Palin, Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie or Paul Ryan would agree to be drafted. Conservatives began this election the Republican Party from nominating another uninspiring, ideologically lukewarm candidate whose claim was based more on entitlement than merit. There would be no more Bob Doles or John McCains, whose centrism alone would be disqualifying. The conservative base wants to know it can rely on the nominee to have the character and courage to govern as a conservative, and thats assuming he or she meets the essential threshold of electability. At the dawn of the campaign, few thought Cain or Newt, for different reasons, would be serious contenders, but as it has unfolded, they both have exceeded expectations and have led the pack for an appreciable time. The same is true for Bachmann, though her star faded more rapidly than the others. Perrys trajectory has been exactly the opposite. He burst onto the scene as an immediate front-runner, with apparent credentials, charisma and a mostly conservative record. But his early debate performances were so substandard that he knocked himself out of serious contention almost as quickly as hed gotten there. When Cain captured the lead, a group of women surfaced, accusing troublesome to seriously damage any Republican as opposed to Democratic candidate. Because of the doubt cast on those allegations and Cains emphatic denials, they didnt, on their own, sabotage his candidacy (though this latest one might). But when the accusations were coupled with concerns about Cains range of knowledge, mostly on for eign policy issues, his numbers began to fall sharply. Newts surprising ascendancy is a function both of the disappointing mances, the latter being especially refreshing in view of Perrys debaterelated implosion. But concerns remain, not just about his so-called personal baggage but also about positions hes taken and statements hes made in the past, from global warming to health care. Romney is a man of mostly even temperament and few gaffes, and for a few years he has been saying mostly the right things. But his reputation positions on social issues, and his stubborn refusal to denounce Romneycare inspire anxiety and distrust about whether in the end he would govern as a conservative. Those of us who remain undecided are not making the perfect the enemy of the good. But we have to be sure that we nominate a candidate who not only could defeat Obama but also would take the dramatic steps necessary to reverse his agenda. Anything less might not be enough to rescue Rick Santorum and Bachmann could be trusted to govern as consistent, bold conservatives with the cour age, convictions and competence to roll back Obamas assault. But at this point, neither seems to be able to gar ner enough support to make it above the second tier. Whether they would be electable against Obama is moot if they cant generate more support from their own party. Cain is also a reliable conservative with an impressive record as a competent and innovative businessman with strong leadership skills. But many remain concerned about his depth of knowledge on the issues, as well as yet more women-related allegations. Perry seems to be mostly conservative, with exceptions, and has a record as an effective executive in Texas. But many now fear that his debate performances either are indicative of greater intellectual weaknesses or would severely impair his electability against Obama. who are getting no traction, a few who are strong conservatives with perceived substantive weaknesses, competency and ideas but who generate grave doubts as to whether they would govern as conservatively as theyve campaigned. Despite the rigorous vetting, there is more to come, but no matter how many further weaknesses they expose, I will enthusiastically support the last GOP man or woman standing. BY DAVID LIMBAUGHDavid Limbaugh is a syndicated columnist, author and attorney. His latest book, Crimes Against Liberty, was No. 1 on the New York
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARYOUR PACIFIC STRATEGYWASHINGTON The Republican presidential candidates are squabbling among themselves to see who can be the most critical of President Obamas foreign policy. They fault him mainly for not doing enough to thwart Irans nuclear ambitions, and for yielding to the reality that the United States must sometimes act in concert with other nations to achieve its military goals. Some of the GOP candidates are more hawkish, notably Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich; others want to draw back from military engagements, notably Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul. All agree Obama has been a disaster on national security issues despite his successes in capturing and killing Osama bin Laden and other Romney says Obama walked away from the idea of American exceptionalism, seeing the United States as just another nation Obama apologizes for taken when he talks about the commonality of interests with other people throughout the weeks GOP debate. I think there are people in the world that want to oppress other people, that are evil. President Obama seems to think that were going to have a global century, an Asian century. I believe we have to have an American century, where America leads the free world and the free world Obama no doubt agrees with Romney that there are evil people in the world, but that shouldnt be an obstacle to cegions. While the Republicans were polishing their talking points, Obama was on a 10-day trip that took him to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia, where he stressed that the U.S. has been an Asian power since 1942, and would continue to assert its presence. In what is widely viewed as a counter weight to Chinas Marines in Darwin on the northern tip of Australia, a move that brought a swift rebuke from Chinas leaders. In fairness, if China established a military outpost in South America, Washington would get rattled. But Obamas announcement has less to do with military prowess than the U.S. competing for resources in a world where the population has crossed the seven-billionth mark. But make no mistake, the U.S. presence Its useful to remember that what ultimately drove Japan to attack Pearl Harbor in 1942 was its desire as a tiny island nation to expand in a resource-rich area and its fear that the U.S. would interfere. And while Japanese aggression during World War II should not be compared to the Chinese expansion that we see today as the Chinese economy grows more powerful, the two countries at very different historical points share some of the same goals, and that is the acquisition of resources. Obama doesnt want to get into a Cold War with China, but he does want to brush back some of its expansionist impulses, and remind Chinese leaders that the United States is still the worlds biggest economy, and intends to be a major player in the region. Romney may declare that he wants the 21st century unilaterally to be an American century, but the center of economic gravity has shifted from Europe and the West to the Midway through his trip, Obama announced that he would send Secretary of State Clinton to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, where an elected president has taken power after than symbolic recognition that Americas economic future must look beyond Wall Street. An American century must of 2011 U.S. News Syndicate, Inc. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift ___________________ Obama doesnt want to get into a Cold War with China, but he does want to brush back some of its expansion ist impulses, and remind Chinese leaders that the United States is still the worlds biggest economy, and intends to be a major player in the region. ___________________
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Regarding Resolution Proposing Alleyway and Road Closures in HosfordNotice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, will have a public hearing regarding a Resolution for the proposed closure of the alleyways, a portion of road, and right of ways described as follows: The alleyways and right of ways that are located in the middle of Section 15, SecTown of Hosford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida. That certain unopened section of alleyway/road and right of way referred to as Graves Street, which is located between Section 17 and Section 18 that interford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida, That portion of Moore Street where Moore Street and Graves Street intersects Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida. A public hearing on the proposed closure will be held at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on December 8, 2011, at the Liberty County Courthouse, Highway 20, Bristol, FL 32321. All interested persons are invited to attend. A copy of the proposed Ordinance County Courthouse. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proleast 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 ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 28th day of November, 2011. Liberty County, FL, Robert Hill, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners HOURS Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 2816 Hwy. 98 West AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHTChipola College hosts media preview of Center for the ArtsMARIANNALocal reporters got a behind-thescenes look at the Chipola College Center for the Arts during a Media Hard Hat Tour on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The college enlisted the services of Theatre Consultant Robert Lorelli of New York, who has worked on a number of major theatre design plans. Lorelli led the media tour to point out the main features of the center. of the $16 million project in July of 2010. The center is being constructed on the north end of campus on new four-lane entrance off River Forest Road. Chipola Capital Projects and Contracts Administrator Louy Harris reported that the 56,000 square foot center is expected to be completed this summer. The Center will open in September 2012 with a one-night opening gala ists and a cavalcade of local music, dance and theatrical performances. A special inaugural exhibition also will be presented in the Center's visual art gallery. The main theatre within the center will seat 655 patrons with a balcony, and will include new dressing rooms, a scene shop and costume shop. An art gallery and reception area is planned, along with a concession area. The most intriguing feature of the new complex is a black box experimental theater especially for theater audiences of 100. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, said, The new Center for the Arts is the largest building project in the history of the college. This will be a showplace for the performing arts for our students and the community. Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and and performing artistic work of our students in theatre, music, and art. The space also will provide a strong artistic venue for the Chipola Artist Series and visiting art exhibits. Visitors will enjoy an aesthetically-pleasing and artistic experience from the moment they enter the Chipola Theater Director Charles Sirmon says, This is the culmination of years of planning and dreaming. The larger theater will enable us to stage big musicals will also enhance our educational theater outreach program so that more students will be able to enjoy theater. Im very excited about the black box theater which will give students the opportunity to work on a smaller stage and produce their own work. Sirmon says the technical side of theater also will be greatly enhanced with stateof-the-art systems for rigging, hanging, lighting and set construction facilities. The center is a design-build project which brings an architect and contractor together to complete the project from conception to completion within the budget. The provide design, permitting, and construction services for Center include: Architect: DAG Architects Inc., Destin; Theatrical Consultant: Robert Lorelli Associates, Inc., Speonk, New York; Acoustical Consultant: Siebein Associates, Inc., Gainesville; Electrical Engineer: Humber chanical Plumbing & Fire Protection: H2 Engineering, H. Melvin, Inc., Tallahassee; and Structural Engineer: Greenhorne & O'Mara, Pensacola. The new Center for the Arts will replace the cur rent 350-seat theater which was constructed in 1958. The old theater is short on space and even shorter on restroom facilities. Set construction is now performed outside weather-permitting. space and the absence of a costume shop are just some of the challenges in the cur rent theater. The Chipola Theater is a busy place with an estimated 10,000 visitors per year. In addition to three annual college theater productions, the theater also is home to four annual artist series events and other performances for thousands of area school children. Chipola in 3DChipola College is now accepting students for the Simulation Modeling Technician Pictured from left: Rep. Marti Coley, SMT program graduate Courtney Sawyer, Christen Bennett, SMT Coordinator and Matt White, SMT instructor. The next course begins Jan 9. Application deadline is Dec. 15. Cost is $1,500. For information, contact Christen We Pay You to Shop With Us MAKE 5 QUALIFYING PURCHASES OF $20 AutoZone17370 Main Street N
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Dec. 7, 1941 A Terrible day in history. Pearl Harbor was bombed. Dec. 6, 1944 A Great day in history. Wayne Sutton was born.Some things just keep getting better with age; cheese, fond memories, steak, the patina on wood, metal, classic books, great paintings and Phillip Wayne Sutton.Happy Birthday WAYNECAROL SUTTON The Gift of JesusA Walk Through Presentation of Jesus LifeDecember 11 & 126-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Bristol We invite you to join us as we walk through the life of Jesus. As you journey from the humble manger to the tomb of rejoicing, you will experience the true meaning of the Christmas season through The Gift of Jesus There will be new scenes and new music, a cast of over 100 people including live animals This is a journey you will never forget!For more information call the BirthsMarine Corps Pvt. of Donna L. Dickerson completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Edenfield and fellow recruits began their running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical ous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small intraining. recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values--honvalues mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Edenfield and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps time in their careers. ANN MARIE BROWNAnn Marie Brown celebrated her 14th birthday on Nov. 26. She is the daughter of Doyle and Beth Brown of Blue Creek. Her grandparents are Bob and Ruth Pickron of Bristol and Pharis Sonny and the late Pauline Brown of Blue Creek. Ann Marie enjoys soccer, singing and spending time with family and friends. She is a straight A student at Tolar and is the middle child of five. She loves being a mother hen to all of them. BROOKE ELIZABETH LIBBYBrooke Elizabeth Libby celebrated her fourth birthday on Nov. 29. She is the daughter of Josh and Ashley Libby of Bristol. Her grandparents are Sherry and the late Freddie Jacobs of Bristol and Grady and Regina Libby of Clarksville. Her great-grandparents are Carolyn and the late Tommy Golf and Roger and Judy Stayton, all of Tallahassee. Brooke enjoys helping mommy at home and also daddy and all of her waitress friends at the Apalachee Restaurant. She loves playing outside, watching TV and playing with her baby sister, Bailey. SHATERICA ZAHNAE SMITHShaterica Zahnae Smith celebrated her sixth birthday on Nov. 28. She is the daughter of Voloria McCray and Sheffield Smith. Her grandparents are Gladstone and Leola Love and Alvin Mathis, all of Bristol. Her great-grandmother is Rosetta Baker and her God parents are Viola Daughtrey of Hobe Sound and Fitzroy and Wanda Douglas of West Palm Beach. Shaterica enjoys going to school, singing, dancing and helping take care of her baby sister, Shanlyah. Shaterica celebrated her birthday with a Strawberry Shortcake party. ISLA LEE WILLISEric and Karli Willis of Tallahassee announce the birth of their daughter, Isla Lee Willis. Isla arrived at 7:47 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Her big sister is Emma Bonnie Willis, 3. Maternal grandparents are Thaddeus Borowski and the late Bonnie Borowski of Quincy. Paternal grandparents are Becky and Jamie Lollie of Bristol and Steve and Susan ONeal of Bainbridge, GA. Great-grandparents are Truman and Barbara Lollie and Cecil Reddick, all of Bristol, Dan and Tootsie Henthorn of Hosford, and Mildred ONeal of Blue Creek. ELLIE ELIZABETH JOHNSON Jim and Jamie Johnson, along with big sister Emma of Bristol, are proud to announce the arrival of Ellie Elizabeth Johnson. who was born on Sept. 23 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Ellie weighed 7 lbs. and 8 ozs. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Brenda and Chuck Bowler of Crestview. Paternal grandparents are Janice Johnson of Bristol, Jimmy and Martha Johnson of Bristol. Her great-grandmother is the late Lucile Johnson of Bristol. completes basic training at Parris IslandBuy, sell and trade in the JOURNAL CELEB RATINGbirthdays
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 Friday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 PHONE (850) 674-9191 Nobles, Smith to wed on March 10Joey and Carolyn Nobles of Bristol are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Solange Nobles, to Michael Benjiman Ben Smith. Ben is the son of Michael and Tammy Smith of Quincy. Erica is the granddaughter of Earlene and the late Medford Cain of Blountstown and Becky and the late Bobby Nobles of Bristol. Ben is the grandson of Rayford and Joan Mathis of Cartersville, GA, Mayo and Ellen Potter of Sycamore and Shelby Smith of Hosford. Erica is a 2003 graduate of Liberty County High School. She earned her associate degree from Chipola College. She earned her bachelor degree in Elementary/ Special Education from the University of West Florida and her masters degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. She is currently employed with the Liber ty County School Board. Ben is a 1998 graduate of Liberty County High School. He is currently employed by C.W. Roberts, Inc. The wedding will take place at Wesleyan Methodist Church in Hosford on March 10, 2012. Invitations will follow. The Nutcracker set for December 11The Nutcracker is scheduled to be presented Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Tickets are still available for the production. Guest artists from Dance Alive National Ballet of Gainesville will also be on the program. Tickets are $10. For more information please contact Bonita Deck at 643-9808. Allison Myers, of Bristol one of the dancers that will be performing
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 ARREST REPORTScontinued from page 2A man seen driving all over the road by a Liberty County deputy was arrested Sunday for DUI. Deputy Jonathan Gentry was on patrol on SR 65 around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when he noticed a southbound vehicle in front of him suddenly swerve into the opposite lane for a short distance before swerving back onto his side of the road. The vehicle then came to a complete stop in the highway. Moments later, the driver accelerated and continued driving south. When Gentry turned on his stop, the driver began swerving between the two lanes before coming to a halt in the middle of the road, straddling the center line. As Gentry approached the passengers side door, the driver put his hands in the air and would not lower the passengers window. When the deputy opened the passengers door, he was struck by the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and saw a glass in the center console cup holder. The driver, later identified as Everardo Ortiz Molia, 22, admitted that he did not have a license and stated that he was trying to go home. When he stepped out of the vehicle, Molia staggered. He lost his balance and fell sideways a couple of times while Gentry was explaining what he needed to do for a perform a one leg stand, Molia said, Im drunk! I cannot do this. Molia was taken to the county jail where he took a breathalyzer test, which resulted in readings of .218 and .226. The legal limit is .08. In addition to the DUI charge, he was charged with failing to have a valid drivers license.Driver seen swerving in road charged with DUI A Community Thanksgiving volunteers turned out last Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Five hundred people were served and another 250 Austin Elrod samples a still in the serving line. Diners had a long line of good things to choose from. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
Two BHS students have earned Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 blountstown high school Liberty 4-H participates in Agricultural Judging contest at the Fair The youth that attended were Junior Team: Anna Blountstown FCCLA chapter attends District I meeting in Marianna Nov. 4BHS Future Business Leaders of America held District 2 Fall Rally Nov. 2 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Nov. 30-Dec 6, 2011 Bristol Dental Clinic Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic LIBERTY BREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes and sausage. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets or turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and diced apricots. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)BREAKFAST: Grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Beef and bean burrito or turkey chef salad, pinto beans, tossed romaine salad with light dressing and fresh apple.BREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes and ham. LUNCH: Turkey corn dog or chicken Caesar salad, mac and cheese, peas, orange. (4th grade pizza)BREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll and ham. LUNCH: Nacho beef casserole or cobb salad, green beans, cantaloup. (kg & 1st grade pizza).BREAKFAST: Cheese grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Japanese chicken or turkey club on autumn grain, rice, broccoli, applesauce.*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice CA L HOUN BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs with sweet potato LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, rice with gravy, buttered carrots, apple crisp.BREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit and potato tots.LUNCH: Beef tacos with cheese tomatoes and lettuce, corn and mixed fruit cup.BREAKFAST: French toast stick with syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad, fruit.BREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Chicken BBQ sandwich, baked potato wedges and mixed fruit.BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs with cheese grits. LUNCH: Baked ziti, garden salad, garlic bread stick and fresh fruit.*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Altha Store Phone (850) 762-3161 Blountstown Branch Phone (850) 673-8102 Marianna Branch Phone (850) 482-2416Altha Farmers Co-op, Inc. PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE IS SPONSORED BYWeve got the feed you need to keep your animals happy and healthy!CATTLE HORSES DOGS CATS BIRDS and more. AND THEIRPETS PEOPLEHow can I get stains off of my cookie sheets and other baking pans? F. S., New Bern, N.C. If your pans are slightly tarnished aluminum, clean them with a solution of hot soapy water and a little ammonia. Then wipe dry, rub with salt, and polish with a soft, dry cloth. For other kinds of stains, you can boil the big enough). Add to the water some grapefruit or lemon rinds for about 30 minutes. The acid in the fruit will remove the stains. Can you tell me on what grounds President Andrew Johnson was impeached? F. M., Columbia, Mo. As you might suspect, it was a complex series of events that precipitated the impeachment vote in 1868. Johnson had come into term as Lincolns running mate, put on the ticket by Republicans to broaden of his term, until March 4, 1869, just by the skin of his teeth.I purchased an old ket and realized that it has the J missing. Why? A. C., Weymouth, Mass. It is likely that the sampler is fashioned after some of the old ones that sometimes had letters missing, most commonly the J, V, W, or possibly U. One explanation is that some of the very early samplers reflected the Elizabethan time (1558 1603), when the alphabet was composed of 24 letters. Another short ened alphabet, used at about that same time, included just 21 letters, dropping the W, X, and Y as well. Whats more, U and V were sometimes shaped alike and thus not duplicated on samplers. Additionally, Dutch and German samplers Latin alphabet that did not include J, V, or W. Interestingly, even modern samplers sometimes intentionally copy from these older styles. You may also see samplers where some of the last letters of the alphabet are left off, for reasons of spacing a line within the cloth borders. It is believed that embroidery samplers date back at least to the 9th century, in Asia, while the earliest known English sampler is dated at 1598. (It hangs in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.) Young girls used them to learn their needlework, as well as their letters. Sometimes Bible verses, rhymes, or fancy patterns were sewn in as well. Cross-stitch, satin-stitch, and chain-stitch are just three of the common needlework techniques used. As early as the 1500s, there were sample books showing various styles and techniques, often printed as handsome woodcuts. Printed patterns on linen or other cloth backgrounds also date back to the 1500s. praiser might be able to tell you more about your particular sampler. NOV. 28, MONDAY First recorded automobile race in America, 1895. John Lennon made last concert appearance, 1974. If you have no courage, you must have fast legs. NOV. 29, TUESDAY President Lyndon B. Johnson established Warren Commission to investigate assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 1963. NOV. 30, WEDNESDAY St. Andrew. Author Mark Twain born, 1835. Meteorite hit Ann Hodges in her home, Sylacauga, Alabama, 1954. DEC. 1, THURSDAY Conjunction of Venus and Pluto. Conjunction of Neptune and the Moon. Temperature at Kipp, Montana, rose 80 degrees over the course of the day, 1896. DEC. 2, FRIDAY St. Viviana. Moon on equator. United States Environmental Protection Agency began operation, 1970. Actor Desi Arnaz died, 1986. DEC. 3, SATURDAY Eleanor Roosevelt, Mayor La Guardia, and Governor Lehman dedicated New New York City, 1935. DEC. 4, SUNDAY Second Sunday of Advent. Conjunction of Uranus and the Moon. Historian Thomas Carlyle born, 1795. First television appearance of Marcel Marceau, 1955. From the hunting trail to their wedding day,cocker spaniel is a big part of couples lifeA pair of LCHS 2007 graduates who now live in Niceville are including the smallest member of the household in their upcoming wedding plans. Candice Holley and Nic Gregg will tie the knot on April 14, 2012 in Destin and when they do, three-yearold Cabella will be there with them. The blond cocker spaniel will walk and ring bearer. The only worry? Water. The wedding venue will be near the water so they will have to keep a tight rein on Cabella, who loves nothing more than a good long swim. Candice works as a nurse at Twin Cities Hospital and is enrolled in the bachelors program at Northwest Florida State College. Nic recently graduated from the University of Florida and hopes to attend dental school soon. While waiting to hear back from colleges, he works at the Despite the demands of work and spend with their little dog. The three make frequent trips back home to Bristol and love to go hunting. after the couple lost sight of one they to grow dark so we went back and got Cabella. We put her on the trail and she led us to it. When they caught up with Cabella, she was sitting quietly by the deer. Cabella loves to chase squirrels. When she sees one, she goes nuts! says Candice. When Cabella cant get outside, she sits at a window and keeps an eye on all the squirrel activity in her yard. Candice and Nic leave chairs under a couple of key windows to ensure that Cabella has the best view. Nic and Candice arent sure where theyll make their home in the future but they hope to keep it within driving distance of Bristol. We want to stay close by so its not very far to come visit, says Candice. And Cabella would probably agree...shes probably ready to track another deer.voter appeal. Johnson was a Democrat and had distinguished himself as the only Southern senator to remain pro-Union during the war. Still, to the Republicans he was the stranger in their midst when he took over as president after Lincolns assassination. Civil War politics were at the base of it all, of course. In the 2 years following the end of the war, the Republican-controlled Congress began to undo policy after policy that had been put into place by Johnson. In one of these undoings, Congress had passed the Tenure of Ofthe president to obtain Senate approval before he originally appointed by the Senate. veto the Tenure Act, but he was overruled. Then he dismissed Edwin Stanton, the Secretary of War. The Act held up and on February 24, 1868, the House of Representatives voted 126 to 47 to impeach Johnson for Stantons dismissal. A trial in the Senate followed. On May 16, a majority of Senators (35 out of 54 counted) voted against Johnson, but they were one vote shy of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevertheless, Johnson held on for the remainder
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 Located in BristolLAND CLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall E ddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: GARDENINGAre ash trees facing destruction?One of Longfellows poems begins Under a spreading chestnut-tree, the village smithy stands. While many of us are familiar with the poem, how many have actually stood under a spreading chestnut tree? My mother speaks of seeking shade under a huge, spectacular American chestnut tree as a respite from the Alabama summer heat. Ive never seen one! Unfortunately, the American chestnut story is a sad one. Castanea dentata (American chestnut) was once a native tree that grew from southern Maine down to Alabama and Mississippi. The American chestnut was considered to be the queen of the eastern American forest. With massive, wide-spreading branches and a deep broad-rounded crown, it was known to reach a height of 100 feet. Around 1904, a fungal blight was introduced into the United States from the Orient. Commonly known as the chestnut blight it is believed that the fungus was unintentionally introduced into America from Asian chestnut trees that were imported as nursery stock. Within 40 years the vast stands of American chestnut trees in the eastern United States were completely destroyed. Today, small trees may develop from sprouts of an American chestnut stump. However, these sprouts eventually succumb to the blight by the time they reach 20 to 25 feet in height. Since 1980, more than 500 new species of insects and mites have of most unwanted pests is growing, and pests in other states could spread infested wood and wood products. ing closely is the emerald ash borer. in the United States in 2002. In less than a decade, it has moved from Michigan into 15 other states. To date, it has killed tens of millions of ash trees. Since there are several faces a high probability of emerald ash borer infestation. Will the ash trees go the way of the American chestnut? wood and unprocessed wood product prevent the introduction of unwanted wood pests and diseases into the state. This rule was developed as a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, other states and multiple other untreated forest products more than 50 miles. What can you do to help? wood from place to place within other dangerous pests and diseases new areas. before you leave. with you from a camping trip. known hosts from infested areas to non-infested areas. During this time of Thanksgiving, lets be thankful for our beautiful American forests. Protect our forests from exotic pests by becoming an by informing others about the dangers of bringing pests into the Sunshine State. by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County Producers urged to vote in county committee election in Liberty County announced that the county committee voters and completed ballots must be returned by mail I strongly recommend that producers vote because the county committee members play a huge role in the Agency, especially at the county level, said Golden. County committee members make decisions on how federal farm programs will be administered locally. by their peers and serve as the representative voice for agriculture producers in the county, and they are responsible for communicating with USDA to ensure County committees are responsible for making decisions on issues including commodity loans and payments, conservation programs, disaster assistance programs and emergency programs. Golden encourages minority and female producers to serve as county committee members in the future. It is important that the county committee is comprised agriculture community. grams are eligible to vote. If eligible voters do not receive a ballot by mail, one will be provided by the county committee members will assume their role and related responsibilities on Jan. 2, 2012. For more information on county committees, view the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/elections or visit a local USDA Service Center. Deadline announced for purchasing NAP coverage on cucumbers & eggplant are any of the following: damaging weather such as drought, excessive moisture, or hurricane; an adverse dition related to damaging weather or adverse natural occurrence such as excessive heat or insect infestation. The natural disaster must occur before or during harvest and must directly affect the eligible crop. Applicants must pay a nonrefundable administrative est in multiple counties. Loss must be greater than 50 percent of expected production and coverage must have been purchased 30 days prior to the coverage period. The application closing date is January 31, 2012, for within 15 days after the disaster. We've got the fence posts to meet your needs.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristol of Bristol Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& CrematoryTwo locations to serve youBlountstown and Bristol Adams Funeral Home674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.comSee OBITUARIES continued on page 18 OBITUARIESREX NORMAN SMITHBLOUNTSTOWN Rex Norman Smith, 49, of Blountstown passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 in Panama City. A lifelong resident of Blountstown, he was a millwright. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Smith and his mother, Eileen Kovex. Survivors include his companion, Norma Martinez of Blountstown; three sons, Robbie Wayne Smith and Ryan Lee Smith, both of Huntsville, AL and Reece Glendon Forehand of Wewahitchka; two grandchildren, Jessie and Lala Martinez; two sisters, Rayleen D. Anderson of Chipley and Kelley Michelle Middleton of Blountstown; nieces and nephews, Kenneth and Kevin Anderson, and Andrew and Shelby Middleton. Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 25 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com.JIMMY H. MARTINEZBLOUNTSTOWN Infant baby boy Jimmy H. Martinez, 15 months, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 in Blountstown. Survivors include his mother, Marta Rodriguez; father, Jesus Martinez and a brother, Jesus Martinez, Jr., all of Blountstown. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.MAR Y STUART AUMANQUINCY Mary Stuart Auman, 79, of Quincy passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at her home sur rounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Quincy, graduating from Gadsden High School. She attended Fairfax Hall in Virginia and Florida State University. She was a life long member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church, serving her local parish on the Alter Guild, as the ECW chairperson, as a Sunday School teacher and member of the vestry. Her service to the Episcopal church extended to the Diocesan level as well. She was involved in Cursillo serving as Rectora and Adviser. Her service to her community included the board of directors for the Gadsden Nursing Home (1980-1992), Chairperson of QuincyFest (1988-1989), President of Main Street Quincy (1990-1991), and Executive Director of the Gadsden County Chapter of the American Red Cross (1974-1981). She was a founding angel of the Quincy Music Theater and of the Gadsden Arts Center. Her love of family and family history lead her to become a member of Revolution (DAR), and an active member of the Colonial Dames. During her early life, she worked for the FBI in Washington, DC and for the Air Force payroll department at Bolling AFB. Her strength of faith, love of family, and hospitality to friends will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by a grandson, James Cullen, and her parents, Ben and Bessie Munroe Bostick. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James Ray Auman of Quincy; three children, Ray Auman and his wife, Peggy of Thomasville, GA; Sarah Stuart Auman and Linda of Blue Ridge, GA; and Lamar Auman and his wife, Kelly of Union Grove, AL; a sister, Nancy Ben, Emily, Lee, Sarah Margaret, and Jon; two nephews, Ben Parks of Summit, NJ and John Parks of New York City; and two grand-nephews. Memorial services will be held at St Pauls Episcopal Church on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in Quincy. The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Pauls. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Pauls Memorial Garden, 10 West King Street, Quincy, FL, 32351 or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements.DR. TOMMY GENE BESSROCKFORD, IL Dr. Tommy Gene Bess, 61, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in Rockford, IL. Born Jan. 31, 1950, he was the sixth child of nine siblings born to Susie Jane Bess Beckwith and Horace Beckwith in Graves Creek. The family later relocated to Blountstown, where he grew up preaching the Word to everyone and therefore accepted Jesus as his savior. He attended Calhoun County schools and graduated as Mayhaw Highs Salutatorian in 1969. He attended the Florida Memorial College in Miami where he earned a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. He also met his wife, the late Thomasina Kelly, whom to this union, two daughters were born. He was very active in the college community. He was elected Student Government Association President, was a member of the glee club and pledged into the brotherhood of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. After graduation, he made his home in Fort Myers where he taught school for several years. Later, he accepted a job in Indiantown and made this his permanent home. He was ordained as the pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in 1975. He worked tirelessly in the Martin County community, the church, the school system, and actively ministered to the needy, the sick, community leaders, politicians, addition, he was indeed a father to many. His support and labor of love to the Hurricane Andrew victims in South Florida will never be forgotten. God used this young pastor to make an impact that brought about a positive change and he will be especially remembered for his commitment to making a difference in the lives of Gods people. One of his vast accomplishments include earning his Doctorate in Philosophy. He was the senior pastor of Mt. Elementary School in Indiantown, a Chamber of ComFlorida General Baptist Convention, Inc. and the Florida East Coast Baptist Association. These are only a few of the many associations in which he was involved. He was preceded in death by his parents, Susie Jane Bess Beckwith and Horace Beckwith and his wife, Thomasina Kelly. Survivors include two daughters, Tanjanette Bess and Tanjanelle Bess; three brothers, Gene Bess, Ralph Bess and Minister Ernest C. Beckwith; eight sisters, Ellieen Lee, Almeter Wilson, Apostle Melody Peterson, Rev. Patsy Maxson, Tanguela Johnson, Geanette Bacon, Pastor Rosetta Baker and Betty Beckwith; one uncle, Bishop J.B. Beckwith; one grandchild, Devin Melton; a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. (CT) at St. Marys Baptist Church in Blountstown. Interment will follow in the Magnolia Cemetery in Blountstown. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. until service time. Chandlers Funeral Home in Attapulus, GA is in charge of the arrangements. REVEREND EDGAR FUQUABLOUNTSTOWN Reverend Edgar Fuqua, 85, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 in Panama City. He was born on Sept. 2, 1926 in Brewton, AL and had lived in Calhoun County since 1959. He was a retired Pentecostal Holiness minister with 42 years in the ministry, pastoring several Pentecostal Holiness Churches in our area. He was a graduate of the Holmes Theological Seminary in Greenville, SC. He was veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Marie Fuqua of Blountstown; two daughters, Wanda Day and her husband, Larry of Panama City and Freida Ritter and her husband, John of Bristol; one brother, Damon Fuqua and his Denise Day, Mike Shuler, John Ritter, Cristy Shuler and Shuler, Courtnee Shuler, Jeremy Powers, Jr, Jennifer Powers and John Powers. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Bristol Church of God in Bristol with Reverend Terry Blackburn Cemetery in Blountstown. The family requests in lieu Church of God Bread of Life Ministries, P.O. Box 14, Bristol, FL 32321. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. RICKY FOSTERALTHA Ricky Foster, 55, of Altha passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 in Marianna. He was born on Feb. 21, 1956 in Calhoun County and had lived in Calhoun and Jackson counties for all of his life. He was a car penter and a member of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by a niece, Nancy. Survivors include his parents, Thomas Eugene and Nancy Maebell Foster of Altha; two sons, Daniel and Joshua Foster of Jackson County; two brothers, Tommy Foster and his wife, Amie of Clarksville and Tyler Foster of Altha; three sisters, Wanda Saldana, Annette Edenof Altha; three nieces, Stephanie, Debbie and Amanda; six great nieces and nephews, Jess, Baleigh, Morgan, Dylan, Belle and Addie A private family funeral will be held with Dr. Shawn Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 3 BD, 2 BA double-wide, very clean and landscaped, located off Hwy. 275 N in Altha, water included. NO PETS. Monthly rent$500 plus $300 depositDouble-wide FOR Rent I C C.Call 643-7770 (DAYS) or 674-3570 (NIGHTS) TRUCKS1993 GMC Sierra step-side, red, runs good, automatic, everything works, $2,500. Call 447-4760. 11-30, 12-72009 Ford F-150 XLT, crew cab, 2WD, 5.4 liter V8, fully equipped, 6 speed auto, sinc/6 disc CD player, 24,000 hwy miles, gets 20.4 mpg, one senior owner. Asking $23,800 payoff. Call 237-1789. 11-23, 11-301993 Ford Econoline runs good, $1,000. Call 762-9504. 11-23, 11-30 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS4-Wheeler, 110, red utility racks on front and rear, tires like new, used very little, for children ages 6-12. Comes with helmet, $500. Call 559-1515. 11-23, 11-30Maui 50 scooter with 350 miles, $500. Call (772) 646-0790 in Hosford after 7 p.m. 11-23, 11-30 CARS1963 Chevy Impala, 2 door, $6,000 OBO. Call (772) 646-0790 in Hosford after 7 p.m. 11-23, 11-30 HUNTING & FISHINGBoat and trailer, 16 ft Whiteline, side console steering, will need carpet and running liner, boat and trailer in good shape, no motor, $1,700. Call 447-1022. 11-30, 12-71974 Mercury motor, 20 hp., new water pump, bronze prop, one owner, garage kept, $600. Call 447-4559. 11-30, 12-7 with trolling motor, $200. Call (772) 6460790 in Hosford after 7 p.m. 11-23, 11-30 with 70 hp Evinrude motor and practically new trailer, $600. Call 674-5368. 11-23, 11-30 CAMPERS1989 Alegro motorhome, 28ft., clean, low mileage, $5,500 or will trade. Call 643-9196. 11-30, 12-755 Phillips TV projected back, $300. Call 6744029. 11-30, 12-7 HP 1200 series, $15 OBO. Computer monitor in good shape, $15. Ergonomic keyboard, $20. Small Dell printer, $15. Call 674-9841 after 12 noon or 899-0433 leave message. 11-23, 11-3020 inch color TV, $50. Call 6743641 after 5:30 p.m. 11-23, 11-30 APPLIANCESBlack & Decker food processor, used once, $30 OBO. Black & Decker steamer used once, $15 OBO. Frigidare small chest type freezer, 6.8 cubic ft., $125 OBO. Call 674-9841 after 12 noon or 899-0433 leave message. 11-23, 11-30Dishwasher, $165. Two oldfashioned gas stoves. One has two ovens. $500 for both. Call 674-3264. 11-23, 11-30 FURNITURE, white, perfect for a little girls room, $150. White baby changing table with pad and pink sheet, $50. Call 643-5650 for more information. 11-30, 12-7Sleeper sofa, tan, good condition, $75; three piece entertainment center, cherry wood, holds up to a 40 TV, has wine glass compartment, lighted shelves, $150; Two antique chairs, covered in orange velvet, $50 for both. Call 2746764. 11-30, 12-7Remodeling sale, Solid oak rolltop desk, $150. Four sage green sofa pillows, $10. Twin comforter set, brown and teal, from Dillards, $15. Cherry wood jewelry box, $15. Burgundy storage ottoman, $15. Small victorian table with inlaid roses on top, $10. All items in very good condition. Call 447-2277. 1123, 11-30 and love seat, light brown, $100. Call 209-2020. 11-23, 11-30 $45. Table with 2 chairs, $65. Double spring and mattress frame, $65. Sofa chair, $25. Call 674-3264. 11-23, 11-30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. ITEMS FOR SALEGold watch, paid $400, asking $150 OBO; 3/4 ct. gold diamond ring, $250. Call 237-1389 or 5738904. 11-30, 12-7Miscellaneous items, something for everyone, make offer, everything must go; Two rocking horses, $22 each. Call 674-3264. 11-30, 12-7Three steel pipes, 12x3/8x40, $6/ft.; excellent for culvert, 500 ft. of 4 heavy duty pipe, $2.50/ft. Call 674-8827. 11-30, 12-7100 gal. gas tank, $75. Call 4474502. 11-30, 12-7Infant carseat, Eddie Bauer brand, great shape, very clean, $25. Call 762-3881. 11-30, 12-7Christmas Mickey Mouse antique collectors item, $150. Call 674-3264. 11-23, 11-30, includes several chemicals, in perfect condition. Paid $5,000, asking $1,000. Call 674-9841 after 12 noon or 899-0433, leave message. 11-23, 11-30Extension ladder, 40 ft., $200. Call (772) 646-0790 in Hosford after 7 p.m. 11-23, 11-30, $2.50 per box. Great for sewing projects. Call 674-3264. 11-23, 11-30 phones, new in box, $45 each. Call 447-2885. 11-23, 11-30 Verizon phone, used very little, unlocked, can be put on any wireless carrier, $100; HTC Aria by AT&T, new in box, $300 OBO. Call 510-6387. 11-16, 11-30Electric organ, dining table with four chairs, several mattresses. Good selection of clothes, men, women and childrens, shoes, ladies purses, and electronic equipment. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN ELECTRONICSGarmin GPS, used very little, $40. Call 643-8370. 11-30, 12-7 BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers. *2 BD Apt., carport and lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Rent in CalhounCall 674-88882 BD, 2 BA, located six miles north on Hwy. 69 N. NO PETS. Damage & Cleaning deposit, Water, sewer and grass cutting provided.UFN 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. Deposit required. All utilities included. NO PETS. Singles or Couples preferred. Also RV for rent. 10% Sr. Disc. Call 674-7616FOR RENT $325 month $465 monthFor Rent in Altha11-9 T 11-30 Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.(First Saturday of every month) Public is invited.18098 NW County Rd. 12AUCTION643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY NO INTEREST PLANS R.E. BrokerLAND SALE 10 ACRE + TRACTS Frontage With Planted Pine Trees From $4,995 per acreWith $600 Down Regular ContractWith $2,500 Down No Interest First YearWith $5,000 Down No Interest First 2 Years Owner Financing No Qualifying $400 monthFOR RENTIN HOSFORDCall 379-8287 or (850) 509-42273 BD, 2 BA, across from Hosford School. $25,000 FIRMFOR SALEIN HOSFORDCall (850) 294-35112 BD, 1 BA House with almost 1 acre, new 12x36 partially closed pole barn, deep well, two septic tanks, privacy fence, 50% remodeled. Bring Your Own Bucket! OPEN NOWUP ick Tomatoes Bring your own bucket Open 7 days a week atJACKSON F ARMS IN GRAND RIDGE592-5579 REAL ESTATEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. TOOLS & EQUIPMENTGooseneck trailer with ramp, 101x25, 20k, $3,000. Call 6748992. 11-23, 11-30Aluminum trailer which can be converted into a camping trailer. Call 674-3264. 11-23, 11-30 LOST/FOUNDLost: Dachshund puppy, 8 weeks old, male, black and tan, very small. Call 643-8383. 11-30, 12-7 PETS/SUPPLIESBeagle puppies, full blooded, 5 1/2 weeks old, male and female, $100. Call (619) 737-7982. 11-30, 12-7Five puppies, mixed breed, free to a good home. Call 274-0124.11-23, 11-30Free American Pit/mixed. Call 643-5230. 11-23, 11-30 WANTEDMotor for Dodge Dakota. Call 674-3264. 11-30, 12-7One to two acres of land in Calhoun for a retirement home. Call 674-8036. 11-23, 11-30Computer parts or monitors, working or not. Call 447-2885.11-23, 11-30Electric stove. Call 674-3264.11-23, 11-30Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFNWe buy junk cars and trucks. We will pick them up. Call 6435045 or 447-3819. 3-23 T. 12-28 HOMES & LAND1.09 acres of landing, $20,000. Call (772) 646-0790 in Hosford after 7 p.m. 11-23, 11-30 YARD SALES AL THA Multi-family yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., located at Shelton Park, 1/4 mile S of Hwy. 274. Lots of childrens clothes, books, arts and crafts and miscellaneous items. Phone 7625414. 11-30, 12-7 Three family yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., located at 15083 NW. C.R. 274, lots of furniture, tools, girls and plus size womens clothes. Phone 7624433. BLOUNTSTOWN Multi-family yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to noon, located at 20139 Marie Avenue, look for signs. Adult mens and womens clothes, teen girls clothes, children and baby girl clothes and boys clothes. Large variety of toys, mens recliner, horse saddle and tack, horse blankets, shipping boots and portable saddle racks. Play Station 2 with games, Casio keyboard, purses, shoes, kitchen and decorations, misc. household items and decorations, something for everyone. Large family yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m., at the Quick Pic, something for everyone. Phone 674-9827. Multi family yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 8 a.m., On 21st Street, follow signs, household items, shoes and clothes. Phone 447-0201. Garage sale, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, from 7:30 to 3 p.m (CT), located at 20095 Juniper Ave., turn next to Burger King then right on Juniper Ave., next to last house on left, collectibles, old tools, ladies/mens clothing, glassware, holiday decorations, ceramics, toys, etc. and much more. No early birds! Parking on road only, not lawn. Phone 674-5257 or 6437567. BRISTOL Fundraising yard sale Lorraine Coxwell, Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 8 a.m., at Liberty County Courthouse. Phone 4472196. STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may be all talk early in the week, but when Friday rolls around, you will have nothing much to say. Fortunately you have other things to fall back on. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 can quickly turn a good week into one full of stress. There are things out of your control, but you can GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, even though you care about your coworkers, you are not very cooperative this week. You prefer to remain low-key, and youre not planning CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, issues may arise over the path you have chosen. This uncertainty could cause you to mask your feelings with humor, but someone will see the truth. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, as much as you may want to help a friend make his or her dreams come to fruition, you simply do not have the time to devote to this project this week. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you know what you have to get done, but you are stalled by fear of making the wrong choices. You could turn to running around as a distraction. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Accomplishing some goals this week may not bring you closer to the love you seek or the recognition you desire, Libra. It is essential to refocus your efforts. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, although you may prefer to avoid a confrontation with someone and move on, you have to face the problem head-on. Otherwise nothing will be resolved. SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Keep up the appearance of being a strong leader at work and at home, Sagittarius. You dont realize just how many people are watching your actions and using them as an example. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, relationship drama arises when you have a desire for relationship security but also want to be independent. There is no reason you cannot AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you have been keeping up with all of the social events in your life but they are wearing you down considerably. Its time to give yourself a timeout. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, someone doesnt approve of what you are doing but you cant reveal themselves in time.Week of Dec. 4 ~ Dec. 10DECEMBER 4 Marisa Tomei, Actress (47) DECEMBER 5 Frankie Muniz, Actor (26) DECEMBER 6 Tom Hulce, Actor (58) DECEMBER 7 Aaron Carter, Singer (24) DECEMBER 8 Kim Basinger, Actress (58) DECEMBER 9 Donny Osmond, Entertainer (54) DECEMBER 10 Raven-Symone, Actress (26) SUBSCRIPTION FORMPlease enclose a check or money order for $18 and mail to:The Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. 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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 JOB MKT RN, LPN, ARNP, Physician, Psychiatrist, and more positions To obtain additional information visit www. Diesel & Equipment Mechanic Needed Roberts Sand Co LLLP(850) 627-7263 PUBLIC AUCTION V in #1FTYR10C8WUA88807 NOTICE FOR BIDTHE CAL HO UN LIBERTY EM PL O Y EE S C RE D I T UNION WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOL LOWING: 2007 Gulstream Conquest Supreme Travel Trailer 29 x 8 length/width two axles, self contained weight, 6,009, one slide NADA Retail V alue: $15,830.00 ONLY REASONABLE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. LEGALSThe credit union reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 2011. GAR Y ALLEN W ALDROFF BETTY JANE PROCT OR DONALD ROGER VENNE ROBERT D. BOB JONES OBITUARIEScontinued from page 15DOROTHY ALICE GRIFFIN Note of Thanks The Nancy Frangoulis Family Victorian Christmas planned at Landmark Park on Dec. 11
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 CLJ NEWS .COM To place your ad call us at 643-3333 SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting: : (850) 643-6925 : (850) 643-2064 : firstname.lastname@example.org-B NW SR 20 Bristol, FL 32321 Located in the Apalachee RestaurantGary Richards, EA MBAEnrolled Agent Enrolled to Practice Before the IRS Business & Accounting Solutions Inc. 4433 NW C.R. 274 Altha, Fl 32421 (850) 762-9402 Cell (850) 832-5055Dozer and Excavation work Over 20 years experienceClay ONealsLand Clearing, Inc. 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That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water.WELLS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, BARLOWSWell Drilling Pump Repair & Water ServicesWell drilling & Pump repair Deep or Shallow Wells________________________Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Washington & Liberty Counties________________________850-639-9355or850-814-7454 Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. Day or night,Check out our prices before buying from somewhere else. For Weddings, Birthdays and all Holidays, come in or call us. Margies Florist Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties CLJN ews.COM The holiday season is here, bringing with it some much-appreciated cooler weather to the Sunshine State. Many of us will be taking time off from work, and children will be out of school on winter break soon. For me, this muchneeded vacation provides a wonderful opportunity to take to the woods and go hunting, now that hunting season is in full swing. Its also a perfect time to give children supervised hunting experiences with you. Hunting is a proven and very necessary tool of wildlife and habitat management, especially when habitat is lost to urbanization and wildlife gets displaced because of our states ever-growing population. hunt and engage in outdoor recreation with their families develop a sense of stewardship for nature and a desire to conserve it. In fact, hunters form a foundation for wildlife conservation. Through the sale of hunting licenses and permits, and the excise tax generated from hunting equipment, hunters as a whole pay most of the cost of wildlife conservation and research, public land acquisitions, habitat protection, sciencelaw enforcement. All of us get to enjoy Even non-hunting spouses and sigof stewardship with a couple of good holiday gift ideas. For the hunters (or anglers) in your family or circle, why make a stocking-stuffer of a one-year license? Licenses may be purchased at https://www1. If they already have one of those, consider getting them a conservation license plate for their vehicle. Not only will one of them look great on their truck, recreational vehicle or car, but in purchasing one, you will be helping to conserve wildlife for generations to come. To order online, go to Buyaplate.com. You can also purchase or renew any plate at your local Heres how hunters can enjoy the many traditional hunting seasons Florida offers: During general gun season, which coincides with holiday-gift-shopping time, most hunters are in pursuit of deer, but they also can bag wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons and coyotes. And quail and gray squirrel season is in and runs through March 4. Snipe season is also in and runs through Feb. 15 statewide. Bird hunters wanting to experience something different should try hunting woodcock. Woodcock season runs Dec. 18 Jan. 31 statewide, and they make excellent game birds because they provide a such as this provides a great opportunity to introduce a kid to the great sport of hunting. And for all the duck hunters out there, the second phase of the waterfowl and coot season will last through Jan. 29 and includes geese.The winter holidays provide a wealth of opportunities, from sharing time with family to giving a gift that is both personal and conservation-minded, to experiencing the heritage of hunting in Florida.The holidays are a perfect time for conservation-minded gifts The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internetcompletion course in Wakulla County. The course is at Otter Creek Range, 65 Qualify Lane, Crawfordville, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17. To gain admittance, students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of form does not have to be notarized. An adult must accompany children under 16 years of age at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes. The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, to purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satments for all other states and Canadian provinces. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs re265-3676.FWC offers free hunter safety Internetcompletion course in Wakulla CountyBECOME A VOLUNTEER FL ORID A GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUND ATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642HELP AN ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR OTHERWISE AT -RISK CHILD BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN AD LITEM. DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILDS LIFE.
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 30, 2011 Syrup making timeVolunteers at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown gathered for syrup making day this past Saturday. A volunteer is shown above feeding cane stalks into a grinder as Jim Pruette steadies the wagon that holds the stalks. The cane juice cooks in a giant pot (right) at the settlement. The syrup is bottled and then sold in the settlement store to help raise funds to keep this historic site operating. Cost is $9.50 for a large bottle. Small bottles are $4. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS The Lake House Restaurant IS NOW Available on any day or time. Call or come by and visit us to schedule your next event.Menus will change weeklyCheck out our website at www.lake house restaurant or call us at (850) 674-5253 (LAKE) Lunch and DinnerSERVING MON TUE-SAT WED-THURS FRI-SAT SUNCLOSEDLunch 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner take out & Delivery only 5-9 p.m. Dinner 5-9 p.m. Lunch 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. REGULAR HOURS LAKEChipola, T DC to host Panhandle Basketball Classic on Dec. 1 3MARIANNA-Chipola College and the Jackson County Tourist Development Council will host the Panhandle Classic Dec. 1-3 in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Six teams from the FCSAA Top 10 will be in action. Palm Beach (5-0) is the top-ranked team in the state poll. Northwest Florida State (5-0) is second. Chipola (4-0) is ranked third. Santa Fe burg (5-1) is sixth. Pensacola (5-0) is seventh and Brevard (4-1) is eighth. Action begins Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., with third-ranked Chipola taking on number eight Brevard. action Friday, Dec. 2, with number seven Pensacola taking on top-ranked Palm Beach at noon. Number 2 p.m. Gulf Coast plays Central Florida at 4 p.m. Number two Northwest Florida takes on number eight Brevard at 6 p.m. Chipola faces Miami Dade in the 8 p.m. nightcap. Saturday, Dec. 3 games begin at noon with Gulf Coast and Santa Fe. Pensacola meets Brevard at 2 p.m. Tallahassee and Miami Dade face off at 4 p.m. Second-ranked Northwest Florida takes on top-ranked Palm Beach at 6 p.m. Chipola plays Central Florida in the 8 p.m. game. During pregame of the Chipola men's game, members of the Chipola Baseball team will be presented their 2011 State Championship rings. Both Chipola teams open the Conference season Jan. 7 at Tallahassee. For the latest scores, call 7182CJC or visit www.chipola.edu