The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027796/00326
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: 06-13-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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oclc - 33425067
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System ID: UF00027796:00326
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)


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A Birthday, Birth and Wedding.....6 Almanac.....11 News from the Pews.....15 Obituaries...17 Speak Up!.....22 Sheriff's Log...2 Blountstown festivities set for 4th of July...4 Greg Solomon honored for 36 years with schools...6 J OURNAL THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY C L JNews.com WEDNESDA Y, JUNE 13 2012 Vol. 32, No. 24 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Panama City man was not badly hurt but his passenger suffered serious injuries after their vehicle overturned several times on SR 12, east of County Road 1641 just before midnight Thursday in Liberty County. James Kyle Brown of Panama City was traveling west on SR 12 on June 7 when he drove off the road and onto the north shoulder, according to FHP Trooper Sterling Safford. When Brown tried to correct his steering, he caused the 2003 Toyota to rotate out of control. The car returned to the road and overturned several times before was taken to the emergency room at CalhounLiberty Hospital with minor injuries. Lamkin, also of Panama City, was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Charges are pending. James Kyle Brown of Panama City sits near the wreckage after the car he was driving overturned several times, seriously injuring his passenger. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOPassenger seriously injured when car rolls several times Sunday, June 17 FSU medical student from Bristol named AMA Minority Scholar .....7 Seen a mink? FWC wants to know ...19Bristol man is charged with capital felony sexual battery on 8-year-oldROGER MCDANIEL by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorFour candidates including three incumbents wont have to hit the campaign trail this summer since they made it through qualifying week without an opponent coming forward in their race. Calhoun County Property Appraiser Terry Stone is the sole candidate in his county to go unchallenged. In Liberty County, longtime Deputy Clerk Kathy Brown will move from her January after qualifying week ended with no one else entering the race. and District 3 County Commissioner Jim Johnson, both incumbents, also went unchallenged. Local Democrats will be on the Aug. 14 Primary ballot. The winner in that race will go on to face Republicans and General Election on Nov. 6. The slate of candidates who will be vying for votes include the following in Liberty County: LIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFF Incumbent Sheriff Donnie Conyers is facing three challengers, two of whom once worked under him former deputies Henry Hamlin and Nick Finch, along with Eddie Joe White. Voters will decide between Conyers, Hamlin and White in the Primary Election. Finch, will face the winner of the Primary in the General Election. TAX COLLECTOR Incumbent Marie Goodman (D) will face Teddy Eubanks, who is running Election. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Sue Summers is seeking her second Gay Johnson Uzzell, in the Primary. ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR Gina McDowell and Sharon Revell Mackey, both Democrats, will face off in the Primary. Terry Stone, Kathy Brown, Patricia Whiteld & Jim Johnson unopposedCandidates get ready for the Aug. 14 Primary A pair of boaters make their way down the Apalachicola River Friday afternoon. PHIL COALE PHOTO FINAL CANDIDA TE LIST continued on page 3Blountstown man facing four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after chase into Blountstown JOEY HOOD PAGE 2


A Blountstown man was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after he allegedly pulled a gun on his estranged wife and two male friends when they returned to her home Friday afternoon. He then followed them when they drove away, at one point ramming their vehicle with his truck, according to a report from the Around 3:30 p.m., Melissa Hood, accompanied by Jason Mears and Billy Mears Jr., pulled up to her Hwy. 71 N home. As the three walked toward the residence, her estranged husband, Joey E. Hood, stepped out from the front door and pointed a handgun at Billy Mears Jr. According to his wife, he told Mears, Ill put a bullet through your head. The three ran back to the truck and A neighbor told deputies he saw the three pull up, return to the truck and then run off. He said Joey Hood then drove his truck out from behind the home, where it had been hidden from view, and chased them. The sheriffs office was alerted by a phone call from Melissa Hood, who asked to speak with a deputy. When Deputy Gary McGee returned her call but when he was initially unable to reach her, he started driving to her home. While en route, McGee made contact with Hoods wife, who told him Hood was chasing her and that they were on Pear Street. The deputy heard her say he just rammed us before they lost contact. A short time later, the three pulled into The victims said Hood chased them from Hwy. 71 into town. They said he pulled up behind them on Pear Street, revved his motor, and then struck their truck with his. When the light turned green, the three continued down South Pear Street with Hood in pursuit. They pulled into the Regions Bank parking lot and went out the back entrance, where they made a right on Fannin Avenue and pulled into the courthouse parking lot. Hood was close behind and followed them as they made several laps around parked vehicles in an attempt to get away from him. When they spotted a deputy pulling out Hood began waving to get the deputys attention. Her husband then drove onto River Street in an effort to get away, she said. Joey E. Hood was taken into custody after Deputy Scotty Norris caught up with him on Sherry Avenue. An unloaded black Hi-Point .40-caliber hand gun was found on the front seat. The magazine for the gun was in the drivers side door. Hood admitted that he had hidden his truck behind his wifes residence and waited for her to come home. He also said he threatened one of the men and followed them into Blountstown, through the bank parking lot and around cars parked next to the courthouse. He denied ramming the back of the victims truck. He is being held on $40,000 bond in the Calhoun County Jail. Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYJune 1 Zachary Derek King, retail theft, CCSO. Douglas Chandler, failure to appear, CCSO. George Pelt, criminal mischief, CCSO. William Vestal, battery, CCSO. June 2 Ellis Barnes, DUI, CCSO. June 3 Jamira Cromartie, no drivers license, tampering with evidence, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, CCSO. June 4 Brandon Hatcher, VOP, CCSO. Heather McClellan, VOP, CCSO. June 5 Clifton Stevens, VOP, CCSO. Cassius Jackson-Donaldson, criminal use of personal ID, theft of credit card by taking possession, fraudulent use of credit card, CCSO. June 6 David McIntosh, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, CCSO. Christopher Ryan Barton, Jr., principal to burglary of a structure, petty theft, CCSO. June 7 Abranda Ward, VOSP, CCSO. Debra Cook, VOSP, CCSO. Angela Baggett, domestic battery, resist arrest with violence, CCSO. June 8 Shawn Stephens, VOP, CCSO. Anderson Bridges, domestic battery, BPD. Joey Hood, aggravated assault with deadly weapon (times 4), CCSO. David Attaway, domestic bat tery, CCSO. June 11 Tyler Johnson, no motor registration, reckless driving, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYJune 4 Candice Vickery, VOSP, LCSO. Heather McClellan, holding for CCSO, CCSO. June 6 Clyde Hudson Harsey, VOSP, LCSO. June 7 Robert Lee Winters, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of paraphernalia, LCSO. Jerry Canterbury, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of paraphernalia, LCSO. Abranda Ward, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Debra Cook, holding for CCSO, CCSO. June 8 Angela Baggett, holding for CCSO, CCSO. June 9 Christopher Berrieum, domestic battery, criminal mischief, damage of property over $200, LCSO. Blountstown Police Dept.June 4 through June 10, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............00 .................17 Special details Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........00 Complaints..............................................................82S HE RIFFS LO GMan charged with 4 counts aggravated assault with deadly weapon after chaseJOEY HOOD McDaniel arrested for capital felony sexual battery on an eight-year-old girlThe father of an eight-year-old girl told investigators he learned she had been sexually abused when he pointed out her Uncle Roger in a store and she replied, I dont like him because he kisses little girls. Although alarmed, the childs father waited until they returned home to question her. The girl later told her father that when she and her cousins visited Roger Dale McDaniel, 46, of Bristol he made them take off their clothing and get on top of him while he touched them, according to the arrest report from the Liberty County The mother of the girls cousins was contacted and after talking with her children, heard the same account. The parents filed a report with the the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and an investigation was started. The first girls father told DCF investigators he recalled at least three times his daughter had stayed overnight at McDaniels camper on NW CR 12 in Bristol. He said the visits were between Nov. 2011 and Feb. 2012. He said McDaniel would come pick up the little girl and drive her to his camper. When questioned by a DCF investigator, the girl said McDaniel would have her undress, play with her and then kiss her on the lips. The child said he had hurt her no no square and described events that led investigators to believe she was a victim of sexual battery. The girl said that the activity happened while she was at McDaniels home more than five times. She also stated that he had taken photos of her with his cell phone. McDaniel has been charged with capital felony sexual battery on a victim less than 12 years of age. He is being held without bond in the Liberty County Jail.ROGER MCDANIEL A man who later admitted he had a bit of road rage was arrested for DUI following reports that he had threatened a motorist with a gun and stopped short on SR 20, almost causing the driver behind him to run into his car. Ellis Coleman Barnes, 47, of Panama City was taken into custody June 2 after a 911 call sent a Calhoun County deputy to look for a gold Buick traveling westbound on SR 20 around 10 a.m. Saturday. The caller said the driver pulled up next to her on the road, ran up on her CHIPLEY A new turn lane will be added to the State Road (S.R.) 71 and S.R. 69 intersection in Blountstown. Construction crews will begin work June 19 on the 90-day contract to add a northbound right turn lane. There will be no major lane closures; however, temporary lane shifts may occur. Drivers are reminded to use caution, pay attention to the speed limit and watch for lane shifts when traveling through the work zone. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information follow us on twitter at @MyFDOT_ NWFL.Northbound turn lane added at SR 71 and 69 intersection $975 Ford F150 Ex-Cab0% interestDaylight Auto Financing2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 32401(850) 215-1769Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m.You are automatically approved if you can make your payments on time Man who scared driver arrested on DUI chargeSee DUI CHARGE on page 16


JUNE 13, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 YOU CAN COUNT ON RENE A TTAWA Y CRAWFORD. Rene Attaway Crawford I have experience in the court management; and I have spent that my variety of for CALHOUN COUNTY Clerk of CourtCOUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1 Albert Butch Butcher is facing two opponents, all are Democrats. Dewayne Bubba Branch and Stafford Stanley Dawson will join him on the Primary ballot. COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 Scott Phillips is challenging current District 5 Commissioner Edward Kevin Williams. The two Democrats will meet on the Primary ballot. SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 1 Two candidates are running against the incumbent for the District 1 seat on the Liberty County School Board in this non-partisan race, which will appear on the Primary ballot. SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 2 Three candidates are vying for the District 2 seat on the Liberty County School Board. They will be on the Primary ballot. include: CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF Eight men are running for the top law enforcement job in Calhoun County after current Sheriff David Tatum Democrats Roman Wood and Glenn Kimbrel will face each other in the Primary. The winner will go up against a long list of challengers in November, including Police Chief and Kimbrel is a retired Blountstown Police Chief. CLERK OF COURT Four people tossed their names in the hat for this job retirement. The three Democratic candidates in this race are Renee Attaway Crawford, Ray Howell and Danny Ray Wise, who will appear on the Primary Ballot. The winner will face Carla A. Hand, who is running without TAX COLLECTOR challengers in her race, including Democrat Ruby K. Primary ballot. The winner will face Pitts in the General Election. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT will go on the General Election ballot along with Logan ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1 The five candidates for the District 1 County Lee Lee Brown and Nathan Goodman, who will meet in the Primary. The winner in the race will face Republican COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3 Four men want to represent District 3 on the Calhoun County Commission. The list includes incumbent Don Shelton, who will be in the Primary Election. The winner his intent to run but did not qualify. COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 2 Flowers in the Primary Election. SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 1 Edward Holley will challenge incumbent Danny Ryals in this non-partisan race, which will be decided in the Primary. SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 4 will be on the Primary ballot. BLOUNTSTOWN CITY ELECTIONS The is only one race to be decided in the Blountstown City Elections. David Blair and Beverly Veress are both running for the Ward 4 City Council seat. They will be on the Primary ballot. Current Ward 4 Blountstown City Councilman Tony of Blountstown. and will serve another term in the Ward 3 seat on the Blountstown City Council. The Blountstown City Council regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. TOWN OF ALTHA ELECTIONS There will be no Altha Town Council election. Altha after being the only one to qualify. and incumbents Lee Alday and Tammy Gable. All will serve two year terms. The Altha Town Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.FINAL CANDIDATE LIST CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012Thats 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! 5,353 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: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Deven Lewis......Production Asssistant Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-FTHE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, June 13Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, June 18 Tuesday, June 19 Sunday, June 17 Saturday, June 16 Thursday June 14 Friday, June 15TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha VFD AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conf. Rm across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 1:30 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, BtownTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community CenterTODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital TODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., 5 p.m. Calhoun Exten Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Ice Cream DaysJune 13-16 BIRTHDAYS ~ BryAnne White, Larry Walden, Phillip D. Summers, Lanet Chester and Jim Redmond BIRTHDAYS Jimmy Kersey, Frankie Mercer, Dana Michelle Brown and Tonya McClain BIRTHDAYS Travis Peavy, Catrina Sharpe Stewart, Francine Fisher and Catherine Rose Lewis BIRTHDAY Buddy BrownBlountstown Main Street will be sponsoring a Fourth of July parade at 6 p.m., followed by Moonlight Market, all in conFloats, marching units, decorated cars, trucks, golf carts and emergency vehicles are invited to enter this patriotic parade. Special tribute will be paid to veterans and local emergency workers. If you have served in the armed forces, work as a law the parade! Lineup will be at 5:15 p.m. at BMS (formerly BHS) and will run the traditional route up SR 71, turning at the SR 20 red light, then winding down at the Calhoun County Courthouse (all pending City of Blountstown and DOT permit approval). Immediately after the parade, head over to North Pear Street downtown where the road will be closed off all the way to the train park for a huge street festival known as Moonlight Market. Artists, crafters, food and merchant vendors are invited to enter a free booth at this event. Farmers, bring your fresh produce to sell. To reserve your free booth space or enter the parade, call Kelli at 447-2765. Bring your lawn chair, then settle in at Magnolia Square along the sidewalks or the green space next to Centennial Bank for the are sponsored by Rivertown Community Church, Blountstown Rotary Club and Ramsey Piggly Wiggly.Parade, Moonlight Market festivities set CalCo Travel (Calhoun County Senior Citizens) plans day trips to the Alhambra Theatre in Jacksonville. Enjoy a buffet lunch with lots of food and desserts and then see the show. Below are the shows available: Hank and the Honkey Tonk Heroes. Hank Williams tribute artist Jason Petty is backed by an excellent four piece band that has got the music nailed. Phantom. Based on the 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera. White Christmas. This musical is a stage adapta Cost is just $89 per person due upon sign up. Call 674-4163 to reserve your spot. We only have limited spaces available.Senior Citizens organize 3 day trips for plays in JacksonvilleThere will be no Saturday Story Time at the Blountstown Public Library on Satur day June 16. The story time ladies will be at a training conference in Panama City. Story time will resume as scheduled at 10 a.m. the following Saturday. This will not affect the Thursday Story Time. Thursday Story Time will still be at 10 a.m. These Story Times are geared for children through third grade. June 16 Story Time at library canceledTALLAHASSEE As a way to illustrate gene function and mapping, the public maze that represents the maize genome. The Maize-10-Maze Public Field Day, a National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Project, is a collaborative effort of Associate Professor Hank Bass, Florida State University Department of Biological Science, and Professor and Associate Dean Kome Onokpise, Florida A&M University College of Agriculture and Food Sciences. There will be 10 rows of corn one for each of the 10 chromosomes of corn. Within the 10 rows, there will be nearly 100 different naturally occurring mutants of maize that illustrate genetic control of plant growth and development. Mutants mapped to chromosome 1 will be in row 1, those mapped to chromosome 2 will be in row 2 and so forth. The maze will be open: from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The maze is located at the Mission Road Research Facility, 2606 Mission Road in Tallahassee. The self-guided public tour of this representation of the maize genome is intended to raise public awareness of how plant genome research relates to issues of public interest, including food production and renewable energy. High school student-participants in the FAMU Forestry and Conservation Education(FACE) summer program will serve as hosts.Corn maze to illustrate gene function and mapping35th Annual National Nursing Assistants


JUNE 13, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 TA TUMS Hardware & Supply Phone (850) 674-45594-GALLONBayou Fryer$268499-GALLON Bayou Fryer $39995 Close Out Price Reg. Price $28999MODEL 700-709 DUAL BURNER / SINGLE HO S EGas Cookers$119MODEL DB250 Give dad something special, come in and check out the great selection of gifts he will love.DeWaltCircular Saw 7 1/4$9989 A SS ORTE DCast Iron Dutch Ovens$7985$8988 Chicken PilauCOUNTY WIDE EVENTJune 16 at 5 p.m.LOCATED AT Duggars Barber Shop Hwy. 12 North, BristolPaid for by Ken Sumner, (D), candidate for School Board District 2 Sponsored byKen Sumner, candidate for Tommy Duggar, 28 years of service to the school system & county.MARIANNAStudents planning to enroll in Chipola College during Summer Session II or Fall are encour aged to make application as soon as possible. Registration for Summer Session II is Thursday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Classes begin June 25. Late registration continues until noon June 26. The schedule of classes is avail able online at www.chipola.edu There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete a the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request your high school to and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. Students who have completed testing, submitted all required documents and been cleared for admission, will be eligible to register for Summer Session II during the June 2126 registration period. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor. Returning students may register for Fall classes on July 9. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register early for Fall classes July 10-12. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 16, 17, 18, 19, and 23. Day and evening orientation classes will be offered. The regular applica tion deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 2. available for the Fall 2012 semester. at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students plan718-2293 for assistance. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholar ships through the Chipola Foundation; call (850) 718-2445 for assistance and deadline information. Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelors Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered. Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparaprogram for those with a B.S. in a The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelors degree. Academic advising guides that outline available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu. Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Firefighter II, Law Corrections to Law Enforcement and Patient Care Assistant. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology. grams include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. For information, call 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu.NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks Ave., Panama City(850)763-6666 EDDIE NOBLES LAND CLEARING Call Eddie Nobles Located in Bristol Land clearing, excavation and root raking: Chipola summer session registrationdeadline June 21; classes start June 25


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012 KEN SUMNERPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Ken Sumner, for Liberty County School Board Member, District 2FOR Liberty County School Board Member, District 2Hello my name is Ken Sumner and I am a candidate for Liberty County School Board, District 2.BACKGROUND I am a lifelong resident of Liberty County, 56 years. I am a 1973 gradu ate of Liberty County High School. I am married to the former Cynthia Duggar who also graduated from Liberty County High School in 1971. We have three sons, John, Matt and Chad and one grandson Brandon who is starting pre-school this year. EXPERIENCE I worked for the Department of Justice as a General Foreman supervising 20 employees, 20 years before retiring this past year. Managed an annual budget of $350,000 $500,000. I was responsible for distribution of monies spent on projects from several thousand dollars up to eight million dollars. I will put time, thought and prayer in any decision I make that affects our schools, students and teachers before I vote on any issue brought before me. I will ask questions and seek answers on all topics that affect our school system before making my decision as to how I will vote. Being retired I can devote as much time as needed as your School Board Member.If I do not get to see you before the election and you have questions, please call me at 643-5993. CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062 Along with their parents, Joy Miles and Kevin Hand are happy to announce their forthcoming marriage. Joy is the daughter of Barbara and the late Ray Brown of Altha. Kevin is the son of Billy Joe and Carol Hand of Clarksville. The couple will wed June 23 at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown at 6 p.m. (CT). No individual invitations are being sent, but friends and family of the couple are invited to share in this joyous occasion. Miles, Hand announce plans to exchange vows at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement WEDDINGGregory Solomon (shown here with Superintendent Sue Summers) was presented with a retirement plaque at last months Liberty County School Board meeting in recognition of 36 years of teaching. The Solomon family (Jacqueline, Jamicka, Jasmine and Oneal) invite everyone to celebrate his many years of teach ing, coaching and administration in the education profession on Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Liberty County High School Auditorium.Solomon receives plaque in honor of his 36 years with Liberty Co. schools COLTON BRUCE ANDERS, JR.Colton Bruce Anders, Jr. will be celebrating his second birthday June 16, 2012. He is the son of Colton, Sr. and Schelbie Anders of Bristol. His grandparents are Bruce and Pam Anders of Bristol and Robert, Jr. and Connie Barton of Blountstown. His greatgrandparents are Thyrel and Sarah Richerson and Jerry and Elaine Anders, all of Bristol and Robert, Sr. and Gail Barton of Gregory Solomon receives plaque, retires and plans to celebrate June 16 BIRTHDAY Blountstown. He enjoys riding the tractor with his daddy, watching his favorite movie Finding Nemo and most of all, he loves to dig up mamas birthBAILLIE ANN COMBSJessica Hobbs of Kinard and David Combs of Macclenny are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Baillie Ann Combs, born Thursday, May 24, 2012. She weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 19 1/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Sara Hobbs of Kinard. Paternal grandparents are William and Brenda Combs of Macclenny. Maternal greatgrandparents are Larry and Shirley Flowers of Kinard. Brocks RV RepairCERTIFIED TECHNICIANMOBILE SER VICE owner/operator ~~~ 7 days a week


JUNE 13, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews, a for merly under served Medicaid patient the Florida State University College of Medicine, is one of 13 recipients of a 2012 Minority Scholars Award from the American Medical Association Foundation. She will receive a $10,000 scholarship. I am completely humbled by this prestigious honor and recognition, said Hogans-Mathews, 29. Its almost unbelievable, yet such a blessing and reassur ance. I am very grateful. When this former West Gadsden High School science teacher was considering medical school, some people had their doubts. Despite the advice for me to reconsider my career choice, I worked harder and studied harder, she said, to prove to myself and others that your only hindrance from reaching your goals or dreams is yourself. well for me. I had heard horror stories and anatomy, but quickly learned that I was in my ability to succeed. dence. She is committed to devoting her future career to working with the disadvantaged to eliminate healthcare disparities, said Stine, associate chair of the College of Medicines Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. She sees this career goal not as a hobby, not as a job or even a career, but as a calling and is living out this calling as a student by her volunteer and service activities in her community. Hogans-Mathews knows about health-care disparities rural Liberty County, the eldest of six children and belege student. Although shes now the married mother of three kids, for a time she was both a single parent and a full-time college student and gain access to health care. As a Medicaid recipient, she often encountered doctors who would not accept her insurance. The lack of physicians in her rural community helped her develop an interest in family medicine. Now shes in the College of Medicines Family Medicine Scholars Program. Shes also a leader in the local chapter of the Christian Medical Association and the Florida Rural Health Association. She has volunteered at various clinics in the community and shes active in her church and the community promoting health awareness, diabetes teaching and counseling teens in weekly mentoring sessions. Balancing parenting, being a wife, a campus leader, medical student and youth leader in my church was at times overwhelming, she acknowledged. I was often asked by other students, How do you do it? I often thought to myself, How could I not? In medical school, you have an increased amount of responsibility, study material and duties and you adjust to it. Its the same with raising a family. My husband, Marcus and my motherin-law, Gussie Mathews, were a great help with the kids. Many times I needed encour agement and reassurance along the way, but God has brought me this far and I have faith that hell certainly assist me through this journey to practicing medicine. Hogans-Mathews calls her mother, Patricia Hogans, the driving force behind her success: My mom has always stood behind me, encouraged me and assisted me in any way that she could. She pushed me to excel and believe in myself and set the foundation for my work ethic. Before she became a medical student, Hogans-Mathews was involved in the College of Medicines outreach program. ing, she knew that she wanted to become a physician, said Thesla Berne-Anderson, director of college and pre-college outreach. She possesses the determination, persever ance and stick-to-itiveness to achieve her goals. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments and qualities of a true physician healer. Success is achieved by taking a dream and making come to fruition. Hogans-Mathews has three more years of medical school, followed by at least three years of medical residency. Then what? I remain committed to return to an under served and rural area much like Liberty County to practice family medicine, she said. I have developed quite a fondness for Gadsden County but am interested in possibly practicing in Liberty, Calhoun, Jackson and even Leon County. of Medicine student to receive the Minor ity Scholars Award. Ivan Porter (M.D., ) received it in 2005 and Brett Thomas () in 2011. The Minority Scholars Award, given in partnership with the AMA Minority Affairs motes diversity in the medical profession and helps with the rapidly rising cost of and commitment to improving minority underrepresented in the medical profession. The AMA Foundation reports that, on average, future physicians graduate approximately $161,000 in debt and in many cases the debt load is much higher. A large debt burden may deter many from practic ing primary-care medicine or practicing in under served areas of the country.EDITORS NOTE: Shermeeka HogansMathews is a 2001 graduate of Liberty County High School. While a high school student, she worked part time as a Production Assistant with the Calhoun-Liberty Journal in Bristol.FSU medical student named AMA Minority Scholar Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews of Bristol to receive $10,000 schoolarship for medical school.I remain committed to return to an under served and rural area much like Liberty County to practice family medicine. Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews Offering Tee Shirt Specials ANY COLOR WITH YOUR ONE COLOR LOGO FRONT AND BACK$750SMALL TO XLARGE2X-up Add $2 Add $1 per additional colorTelephone (850) 643-4068bigriversports@gmail.com 10% off to all churches


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS The Voting Rights Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1965. The pur pose of the law was and is to prevent discriminatory voting practices against minorities. Wikipedia states that the Act prohibits states from imposing any "voting, or standard, practice, or procedure ... to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on Congress intended the Act to outlaw the practice of rein order to register to vote, a principal means by which Southern states had prevented African-Americans from exercising the franchise. According to the Florida State Association of Supervicounties are currently subject to the Voting Rights Act Hillsborough, Monroe, Collier, Hardee, and Hendry. These ance counties, meaning elec tion changes cannot be implemented without federal approval. Florida Governor Rick Scott believes that voter fraud is a major concern in Florida elections. Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner have a list of 180,000 people in Florida who they suspect of being ineligible to vote. Unless the individuals on this list can prove that they are legitimate voters, Scott wants county Supervisors of Elections to remove them from the voting rolls. This is a red-meat issued for right-wingers. Floridas 67 county Supervisors of Election arent well they responded to his rating criteria, such as how quickly a county reports election results to the state. Floridas 67 county Supervisors of Election have Governor Scott, and they viewed Scotts actions as a power grab. The 2010 elections were a disaster for this thing to have a collective effort underway to destroy unions, demonize state workers, end social programs that help the poor and consolidate power in the governors ofMichigan has a law that permits the Republican with one of his stooges. Florida has a similar law. If Governor Scott can intervene. I spoke with the Republican Supervisor of Elections in the county where I live. He gave me a detailed explanation of how he and his staff parties On a daily basis, he and his staff make changes to the voting rolls in this county. I always vote. I show a photo ID, sign the roster, then vote. The poll workers are people that I know, and they know me. The poll workers have procedures for cians will stay out of it, voting rosters are in the good hands of the 67 Florida Supervisors of Elections. My Supervisor of Elections we err, we err on the side of the voter, meaning that every effort should be made to get people to cast their vote. The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in the 180,000 voter fraud scam, but Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner have told the U.S. DOJ to stuff it. No doubt, in return the U.S. DOJ will sue the State of Florida, as are other organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union. The Governors apparent plan to consolidate power haa from the Governor is his order to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate three of Floridas Supreme Court justices. The supreme court witch hunt is a result of a complaint by a Republican state legislator to Scott that the judges violated the law when they used state employ ees to notarize their re-election paperwork Thats preme court paperwork. What is the real story behind the governors effort to intimidate the Florida Supreme Court? The answer is that in 2010, the Court removed from the ballot three Republican sponsored constitutional amendments. judges deciding which laws or ballot issues are legal, or not. The Republican dominated Florida Legislature knows best. Dont believe it, ask them. A basic underpinning of democracy is the separation of powersthe executive branch, legislative branch and the Court. There is little, if any, separation of powers between the governor and the legislature, and now there is an effort to compromise the Florida Supreme Court.Fraudulent elections Really?In Greece, the unemployment rate has risen to 22%. The solution to the problem was to raise taxes on the rich, according to the Greek president Barack Obama-opolis. JAY LENOMayor Bloomberg has outlawed giant cans of soda. When you outlaw stuff it creates crime. I saw a guy today walking down the street and a cop is arresting him because hes got a huge can of soda, and he said No, no, this is medicinal Mountain Dew. DA VID LETTERMANFormer Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison. You know, its too bad we couldnt get the John Edwards trial moved to Egypt. JAY LENOThis weekend President Obamas daughter, Sasha, will turn 11 years old. Sasha didnt ask Obama for a present you know, because shes still waiting for him to deliver the gifts he promised three birthdays ago. JIMMY F ALLONThere were some tense moments during President Obamas visit to Los Angeles. Three private planes drifted into his restricted air space. And as you know, the presidents restricted air space can be penetrated only by people donating more than $35,000. JAY LENOFacebook may change its accounts policy and allow kids under 13 to join. Under 13. Yeah, Great. Now our workers will never get anything done. CONAN OBRIENCNBC is reporting that America lost 129,000 millionaires last year. Or as Mitt Romney calls them, an endangered species we have to protect. JAY LENO all senior citizens in the U.S. are using the Internet. Or as AOL put it, Were back, baby! ... Half of all senior citizens are using the Internet. Yeah, I read that when my grandma sent the entire story to me in the subject line of an email. JIMMY F ALLONNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un spoke at a rally for more than 20,000 children. He said if the kids just buckle down and study hard, they can be anything he wants them to be. JIMMY F ALLONThe weather in the northeast has been unseasonably cold this week. Yeah, people here are still waiting for the heat to show up you know, just like basketball fans in Miami. DA VID LETTERMANMitt Romney has been giving his volunteers a free sweatshirt for making phone calls on his behalf. The sweatshirts are just like Romney, 100 percent reversible. JIMMY F ALLONIn an event celebrating her 25th anniversary of being elected to Congress, Nancy Pelosi revealed that the ghost of past feminist leaders as speaker. In a related story, doctors now say, Yes, Botox can cause hallucinations. JAY LENOForget the Mayans. According to NASA, the world will not come to an end for another 4 billion years or about the same time your 401(k) comes back. JAY LENOAs long as politicians will stay out of it, voting rosters are in the good hands of the 67 Florida Supervisors of Elections.


JUNE 13, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift The New York Times Drone communication


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012 Invitation to BidLiberty County Board of County Commissioners, Emergency Management, will be accepting bids for a concrete pad 32 X 72 X 12 approximately 30 yards, to be formed and poured under an existing Pole Barn with 6 bays. If more information is needed, please contact Rhonda Lewis, (850) 6432339. All bidders should submit a sealed bid to the Lib32321. Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. (ET) on July 3, will be opened prior to the regularly scheduled accept and approve the bid will be determined at of County Commissioners Meeting on July 6, 2012 at 6 p.m. (ET) at the Liberty County Courthouse, to attend. lope that this bid is for Concrete Pad for Emergency Management. The Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to waive informalities in any bid and to accept or reject any or all bids and to accept the bid in their judgment that will be in the best interest of Liberty County. OPEN Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuA little out of the way, A lot less to payFamily Coastal Seafood RestaurantCome see us for the best seafood and prices around for a really great meal. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and several participating agencies are offering a one-day short course June 21 in Marianna on the value of native bees and other pollinators. The course will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at sylvania Ave. to commercial crop production and to residents for many of these pollinators have almost disappeared linators play and what homeowners and landowners not only for pollinators but also for other species like The partnering agencies include: The University of The course is free but seating is limited. Everyone interested in attending must register by June 18.Short course on pollinators offered in Marianna June 21HA V ANA Residents of Liberty and Calhoun Counties hazard maps updated by the Northwest Florida Water Management District at www.por hazard maps were released Districts Division of Resource Management. The public is 2012 in Liberty County and County and runs through July Appeals must show that proposed additions or modiArea boundaries or regulatory rect. Additional information on the appeals process can be After all appeals received are property owners mapped into high-risk areas may be required of their mortgage agreement. A money-saving insurance option known as grandfather information on grandfather For information, contact: Ron Bartel, Director, Division of Resource Management; Faith Eidse, Public Information Specialist. Covenant Hospice invites those in the community who have lost a loved one to attend a free grief workshop from those who work with or care for someone who is grieving are also invited to attend. The workshop is free and open to anyone in the community. Registration is required by June 8. Those who are both newly bereaved and those who are still coping from a previous loss are invited to attend. A Covenant Hospice bereavement specialist will present current inand supporting someone in grief. Attendees are encouraged to bring a friend to learn some new insights into the grief process. To register cated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses. The focus of Covenant Hospice is to enable its patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible, to ones in coping with end-of-life issues and the eventual death of the patient, and to improve care for all patients at the end of their lives by example and education.Covenant Hospice to offer free grief workshop June 15 at Marianna branch


JUNE 13, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 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 WhaleyIve heard about growing cantaloupes on trellises, but doesnt the fruit droop? H. S., Jamestown, NCYes, it does droop. But we have a solution for that (of course!), which is to tie each emerging melon up in a sort of sling or hammock made out of loose, stretchy material such as old nylon stockings. The netting from orange or onion bags also works well. It may sound like extra work, and it is, but if youre troubled by humid conditions that increase the likelihood of diseases and fungal problems, the trellises can help to solve your problem. Increasing the and fruits can sometimes mean the difference between a bumper crop and no crop. Cucumbers can be strung up in the same way, and they require less support, because they are smaller and can hang free until they get quite large. Youll want to be sure that your trellises are of strong stock. Your standard tomato support may not have the umph to do the job. If twig trel lises are your passion, use the heavier stock from pruned willow, birch, redwood, or dogwood. Grapevines and wisteria are probably too lightweight for this job. Consider a trip to the dump or swap shop to look for worn-out stepladders, old coat racks, artists easels, or other sturdy wooden uprights. If appearances are a big factor in your garden, you can always wind some morning glory vines or other blooming creepers amidst the melon patch.You once printed an essay suggesting what you could read about a persons temperament by looking at their appearance. L. K., Antioch, TNWed never advise you to judge a book by its cover, because, more often than not, youll be wrong. In 1816, however, The Old Farmers Almanac did offer this treatise called Your Face Is Your Fortune. We advise that you take it with a grain . or more . of salt. If the hair is much indented at the temples, the person will be affable, steady, good-natured, a great breeder, prudent, and attentive to the business of solid constitution, and likely to live long. If the eyebrow is thick and even, that is, without any or few starting hairs, the man or woman will be of an agreeable temper, of a sound understanding, and of tolerable wit. The eye that is large, full, prominent, and clear denotes a man or a woman to be of an ingenious and candid disposition, void of deceit, and of an even, agreeable, and affable disposition; he or she will have several children, but more girls than boys, and will be careful in educating and providing for them. pokeweed. Is there any use for it? G. P., Pottstown, PAPokeweed, sometimes called poke root or pokeberry (Phytolaccaceae), is considered poisonous to both humans and dogs, but birds love it. Some naturalists plant it, along with artemisias or other flowering perennials, to highlight its reddish stems and purple ber ries that appear in the autumn. It grows 4 to 12 feet high and has white or Mockingbirds, robins, thrashers, woodpeckers, waxwings, and a host of other birds are drawn to its berries and seem to be able to eat them with no ill consequences. Herbalists sometimes call the plant coakum, pigeon berry, pocan, or red plant (because of its stem color), and it was once used as a remedy for rheumatism and other ills. There has been speculation, as well, that it can stimulate lymphatic activity. The used, in powdered form or in extracts. The root is encased in a corklike substance and tastes very acrid. Because of its strong ability to induce vomiting, however, people are generally cautioned to leave this plant alone. All parts of the plant, including the new shoots, contain an alkaloid that has wretched effects on the gastrointestinal system. In large doses, it can be extremely toxic. Dogs and children have been known to become quite sick just from ingesting the berries. They are not harmful to the touch, however, but be aware that they stain. Fortunately, its rare for a dog or child to show an interest in these berries, so cases of pokeweed poisoning are rela tively rare. Eucalyptus, foxglove, and yew are other common plants that are poisonous to canines, but as with pokeweed, theyre found all over the countryside, and its rare that they present a problem. If your pokeweed patch has been in the no negative effects, its probably safe to assume that you can continue to leave it for the birds. The Old Farmers Almanac FOR RECIPES, GARDENING TIPS, AND WEATHER FORECASTS, VISIT: On St. Barnabass day (June 11), the Sun comes to stay. Pinch off the tops of sweet pea plants to promote bushy growth. On June 16, 1903, Andrew Jackson Jr. was issued a patent for eye protectors for chickens.Almanac.com Last quarter MoonFathers Day Best days to cut hayBest days to cut hair to discourage growth Sa bowl and mash with a fork. Mix together dry mustard and vinegar to form a paste. Add this paste, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper to the yolks. Stir in the chopped salmon and mound mixture into the cavities of the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika. The first was celebrated thanks to Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Her father, William Jackson Smart, had raised his six children by himself after his wife died in childbirth. Mrs. Dodd proposed June 5, 1910, as a day to honor fathers and sought support from local ministers and the YMCA in Spokane. The ministers agreed but changed the date to June 19, feeling they needed extra time to prepare sermons on the unexplored subject of fathers. In 1966, Congress officially changed the date to the third Sunday in June. JUNE 11, MONDAY -St. Barnabas. King Kamehameha I Day (Hawaii). Moon on equator. King Henry VIII of England and Katherine of Aragon married, 1509. JUNE 12, TUESDAY -Conjunction of Uranus and the Moon. U.S. president George H. W. Bush born, 1924. Magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck southern California, 2005. JUNE 13, WEDNESDAY -First sodium vapor lamps installed, Schenectady, New York, 1933. Softball-size hailstones fell, Denver, Colorado, 1984. JUNE 14, THURSDAY -St. Basil. Flag Day. Revolutionary War general Benedict Arnold died, 1801. Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper, 1834. JUNE 15, FRIDAY -Moon at apogee. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer achieved his second consecutive no-hit, no-run professional baseball game, 1938. JUNE 16, SATURDAY -First roller coaster in U.S. began operation at Coney Island, New York, 1884. Football player Brian Piccolo died, 1970. JUNE 17, SUNDAY -Fathers Day. Bunker Hill Day (Massachusetts). Santa Ana winds roasted fruit on trees in California, 1859. Success has many friends. 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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012 Panther pulseIn an extension of our Down on the Farm theme, Hosfords 21st CCLC summer camp program visited The Painted Pony in Monticello Friday, June 8. The The students were able to visit with and pet several animals including Darrell the Donkey, Gary the Goose and CJ the cow. It was wonderful to see the newly hatched blue birds in the handmade bird houses. The students enjoyed a scenic hay ride around the whole farm. The best part of the day was painting Charlie the horse with our hand prints. ABOVE LEFT: Lindsey Bunkley and Mary Beth Rogers enjoy the hay ride. RIGHT: Wayne Mansell smiles as he gets his turn to paint Charlie the horse.FROM LEFT: Jay Brown and Hayven Bunkley enjoy a rest in the Adirondack chairs that are handmade at the farm.Hosford students have fun on the farm altha wildcats The Altha Lady Wildcat Volleyball team hosted a day camp in the Altha School Gymnasium on June 7. Twenty girls participated in the event, learning basic passing, setting, rotation and serving skills. Each participant received a t-shirt and a pass to a Lady Wildcat home volleyball game for the 2012 season. The participants were served lunch from Subway. Wildcat Volleyball program.Lady Wildcat volleyball team hosts day campThe Florida Athletic Coaches Association is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 Cary McDonald Award winners, recognizing the Athletic Programs of the Year. Years ago we named this award after our second Executive Director, Cary McDonald. Each year we recognize the top athletic prothis award. There are two criteria that we use in selecting the winner: Whole School Membership and FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All Sports Award. Winners for the 2010-2011 school year: 6A Winter Park 5A St. Thomas Aquinas 4A Lakewood Ranch 3A Private The Bolles School 3A Public Baker County 2A Private Trinity Prep 2A Public Port St. Joe 1A Private Oak Hall 1A Public AlthaAltha School a winner for Athletic Program of the YearCortney LeAnne Harris, a recent graduate of Altha High School has signed a volleyball scholarship with the Gulf Coast State Lady Commodores. Cortney was the captain of her varsity squad and was instrumental in leading her team to two regional appearances as a varsity player. She received the Lady Wildcat Award, Spiking Award and Setter Award while a varsity player at Altha School. She will be an asset to any program, simply because she values hard work and knows what it takes to be good. I look forward to seeing her play at the collegiate level. She is the second Lady Wildcat to ever sign a volleyball scholarship, her coach said. We at Altha School are super proud of her and her accomplishments. She is the daughter of Scott and Carylee Sewell, of Blountstown and Ron Harris, of Grand Ridge.Courtney LeAnne Harris signs her volleyball scholarship with the Gulf Coast State Lady Commodores.Cortney LeAnne Harris signs volleyball scholarship with Gulf Coast State College Located at 20634 E. Central in Blountstown (850) 674-8801 "Fine Jewelry & Gifts"The Diamond Corner Many styles of Pocket Watches Gifts For that special dad... NEWMADE IN USAJEWELRYPendants Earrings & More


JUNE 13, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 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 Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD To the Citizens of Liberty County: I am excited and eager to anwhere I have worked as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections for 15 years. My husband is Terry McDowell we have been married for 20 years and have two children Trey and Tera. My parents are Myra Singletary and the late Oliver Singletary. My grandparents are the late Dick and Blonza Boykin, all of Bristol. My work ethic began in 1990 at the Apalachee Restaurant. I graduated from Liberty County High School in 1991. In 1997, started my journey with elections as the Assistant Supervisor of Elections, under the current Supervisor, Marcia Wood. I am very proud to be a part of the maintained over the years. So when you go to the polls on August 14, remember:Let Experience Work For You...Sincerely, Gina McDowell GINA McDOWELL Electfor Liberty County Supervisor of Elections Call George Ross or Tim Flanders at(850) 674-2482 or (850) 447-0898Licensed ~~ BLOUNTSTOWN ~~ Insured *Air Condition *Furnaces *Water Heaters *Electrical *Refrigerators *Rubber Roofs *Hitches *Awnings *Slide-out Repair *Floor Repair RV COLLISION CENTER Big River RV Notes of Thanks N E W S FROM P E W S THEThe Sound of Liberty Band Boosters would like to thank everyone for the tremendous support shown this great group of kids at the May 18 Smoked Chicken dinner fundraiser. We hope everyone enjoyed the food, although there were a few delays in around. We especially want to thank Mike Mayo, Sandy Davis and Chuck Goff for cooking; Robert Hill for use of equipment and facili Wiggly and our band family and friends for food donations. Thank you, Joe Brown for contributing so greatly. We appreciate all who prepared, served, delivered, donated to, and enjoyed the cookout. We look forward to doing it again soon! please contact Mary Goff at 510-6929. Thank you, The Sound of Liberty Band Boosters We would like to thank our friends and family for the many acts of kindness shown to us during the illness and death of our prayers, telephone calls, visits, meals, cards and memorial contributions were greatly appreciated. your endless visits and support during Dadyou for being such a good friend to him and for the support you have given to us. To Tony, Stephanie, Lizzie and Maryann, thank you for the compassion you had for Daddy while helping to care for him during sincerely thank you. time, the love and support that we have received from our friends and family have our hearts, thank you and may God bless each one of you. Thanks again, Sandra, Greg, Al, Tracy and Mitch The family of J. O. Stone would like support and prayers we have received during the recent loss of our loved one. The gift of your time spent with us along with the kind words of love and compassion has and will Church. Thank you, Clyde Marie Stone, Ronnie and Terrie Stone, Rickey Stone, Ronny and Joann Bridges CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY on State Rd. 12 North. Dinners will start being served at 11 a.m. and orders of delivered free of charge. Dinners will include your choice of mullet, bream or tilapia with sides of baked beans, cole slaw, bread and cake. of, by calling (850) 447-0038. PASTORS 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The congregation of Church of God of Prophecy announces plans for the 30th anniversary celebration of their pastor, Missionary Rosetta Baker: *Monday, June 18 Matthew Mitchell and his conistry for a number of years and recently opened a church in Blountstown. *T uesday, June 19 be the guest speaker. She is the full time pastor of New the ministry for 12 years and boasts a membership of 100. She has been married to William Morton for 10 years. She promises to bless your life on this night. *Wednesday, June 20 Door Church of God in Christ and his congregation, along with Superintendent Delano Reed of St. Luke Church of God in Christ in Bristol, who opened the doors to the church in March of 2011 and now boasts Sunday attendance of at least 75 and growing, and also the pastor of Miracle Restoration Church of God in Christ in Marianna and their congrega tions will join us for another We are looking forward to a powerful night in the spirit with these ministers aboard. There are services scheduled and Sunday, so check with your local newspaper for details of night will be our musical night in which we have several local choirs and soloists scheduled to perform. If you wish to be a part of the musical, call (850) 4470038. CONNECTIONS FELLOWSHIP Sunday, June 17 we Talquin. Registration will be at 7 a.m. at Williams Landing will be cash and door prizes. who bought a Boston Butt and those who helped to sell them. We would especially like to thank Christine Sikes, who was amazing and such a blessing to us. The proceeds will help our mission trip and provide backpacks for our community. AVIATION VBS world, kids will takeoff from Worship at The Worship Rally will also enjoy: Call 674-3397 or 674-8409 for more information. ber. Come join us! FATHERS DAY Please join Crusaders Restoration evening of fellowship. Treat your dad to dinner and a movie. We will be showing Courageous. Light refreshments will be served prior to the movie so they can be enjoyed during the movie. Please bring a light refreshment and show your dad how much you love him with a date night. The event will take place at CRMC, located across from Please contact Senior Pastor Myrna Carnley at 567-8075 ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISEin the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... 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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012 WANTS YOU!!!SWAT is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SWAT recognizes the negative effects of using tobacco products and actively works to encourage our youth, young adults and adults to never become involved with activities. If you are a teen between the ages of 12 and 17 years, and would like to join the Calhoun County SWAT program, please see our SWAT Advisors listed below and help us make a positive change in Calhoun County. Kennesse Dew Altha School Jonathan Alford Blountstown Middle School Carylee Sewell Carr School Carmen Overholt Blountstown High School John Michael Henson Altha Church of God Geraldine Sheard Prayer Chainers Michele Futch Blountstown First Baptist If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McDaniel (850) 674-5645, ext 236. My Family, My Community Past, Present, FutureAs a sixth generation citizen, it is my desire to give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. If elected as Supervisor of Elections, I pledge to State of Florida for the citizens of Liberty County to preserve your right to vote. I appreciate your vote and support of Supervisor of Elections. Dedicated Honest Meticulous Responsible Sincere Elect SHARONREVELL MACKEYFOR Supervisor of ElectionsPolitical advertisement paid for & approved by Sharon Revell Mackey, Democrat, for Supervisor of Elections $775 Chrysler 3000% interestDaylight Auto Financing2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 32401(850) 215-1769Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m.You are automatically approved if you can make your payments on time $1,500 Chevy Silverado Ex-Cab0% interestDaylight Auto Financing2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 32401(850) 215-1769Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m.You are automatically approved if you can make your payments on time Roman WoodforSHERIFF Fair, Qualified, HonestThe political season is fast approaching and I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Roman Wood, the Major at the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office. I began my career in Calhoun County 29 years ago and have had the privilege of serving you for those years. I am now seeking the office of Sheriff. Over the next couple of months I will balance a full time job at the Sheriffs Office and make my way throughout the county seeing old friends and making new ones. I am looking forward to seeing you and sharing my visions for the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office.ROMAN WOOD for SHERIFF29 years of A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO LAW ENFORCEMENTPaid by Roman Wood, Democrat, for Sheriff candidate for Sheriff is critical. The Sheriff will have to draw heavily on his experiences and knowledge of the operations of Investigations, Patrol and Corrections. I have that experience.Roman WOOD for SHERIFF Years of A Common Sense Approach to Law Enforcement Sheriff is my sincere desire to provide professional and competent service to the people that I am sworn to serve and protect.Paid for by Roman Wood, Democrat, for Sheriff Calhoun CountyTwo Destin men were arrested for possession of marijuana, intent to sell marijuana and possession of paraphernalia following a tempted to pass a long line a high rate of speed, was heading toward his easthim to pull off the road to strong odor of green mari tainer along with a lighter, DUI CHARGE continued from page 2 him off that morning and had Destin men are charged with possession and intent to sell marijuana after running deputy off the road Thurs. JERRY CANTERBURY ROBERT WINTERS Sheriff Donnie Conyers is shown with the cash and marijuana seized in last $875 Chevy Blazer0% interestDaylight Auto Financing2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 32401(850) 215-1769Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m.You are automatically approved if you can make your payments on timeELLIS BARNES


JUNE 13, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Charles McClellan Funeral HomeButler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277Charles K. McClellanLicensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. OBITUARIES 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& CrematoryDR. JOHN J. LAROSA TALLAHASSEEDr. John J. LaRosa, 78, of Tallahassee, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012. He was born January 8, 1934 in Bronx, NY and had lived in Tallahassee since 1999, coming from St. Petersburg. He was a retired thoracic surgeon and served in the United States Navy from 1984 until 1988 as a Lt. Commander. He served on the USS Saratoga. He was the standby surgeon in Grenada when President Ronald Reagan visited the island. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College in 1955 and his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1964. He became a recognized doctor in the State of Florida in 1965 and also attained his license to be a medical examiner from The National Board of Medical Examiners in 1965. In 1964, he served his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. His surgery residency was served at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami from 1965 to 1967. He then served another surgical residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA from 1967 to 1969. He was a thoracic resident at Emory University Hospital in AtAmerican Board of Surgery in 1970 and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 1971. He held several posts and practices over his career: Acting Surgical Staff at Brevard Hospital in Melbourne from 1971 to 1983, Consulting Surgical Staff at Cape Canaveral from 1971 to 1983, Consulting Surgical Staff at Eugene Wuestoff Hospital in Rockledge from 1971 to 1983, Surgical Staff at the Naval Jacksonville Hospital from 1984 to 1988, Convenient Care Clinic in St. Petersburg from 1988 to 1997, The Florida Health Department from 1997 to 1998 and was a senior physician at Florida State Hospital in 1998. Along with his many positions held, he was a member of several professional societies: The American College of Surgeons, The Florida Medical Association, The Florida Thoracic Society, The Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons and The Pinellas County Medical S ociety. H e published several articles and informative publications over the years, including Plasmacytoma of L ymph Nodes, The Journal of the American Medical Association (1964); Arteriovenous Shunt Mechanism In Gastric Secretion, The American Journal of Surgery (1968); Heart Block and Cardiac Pacing, The Jour nal of the Florida Medical Association (1978); Blunt Traumatic Rupture Right Hemidiaphramk, Military Medicine (1987) and Chronic Acalculous Gallblad der, S outhern Medical Journal (1988). H e also received the Physicians Recognition A ward consecutively from 1972 to 1992. Survivors include his wife, Deborah (Yon) LaRosa of Tallahassee; one son, John Michael L aRosa of Cleveland, OH; two daughters, Jennifer (LaRosa) Schwartzberg and her husband, Jeremy of Tampa and Lauren Nicole LaRosa of Tallahassee; two sisters, Patricia (LaRosa) Thomas and her husband, Gordon of Connecticut and Janet (LaRosa) Hohn and her husband, Harry of New York; three grandchildren, Logan and Kayla Schwartzburg and A va LaRosa.. Services were held Thursday, June 7 at Peavy Funeral H ome Chapel with Tommy McClellan giving the eulogy Memorial Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. AGNES INEZ WOOTEN DORCH MCBRIDE BLOUNTSTOWN A gnes Inez Wooten Dorch McBride, 74, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012. She left Calhoun County in the 1960s to follow her husband, Mac to Alaska where she was a military wife and special education teacher. She was an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mama, friend and woman who touched many lives and will remain forever in hearts from Alaska to Florida. She was a deeply reli gious woman who loved His word and will now spend eternity with Him. ones were at peace before saying good-bye. Her home was the Blountstown Health and Rehab, where she was surrounded by love and was never left wanting when it came to hugs and kisses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerrel Mac McBride; her parents, Hinton and Nora Dorch; one sister, Nora Alice; one niece, Crystal; and one brother, Charles. S urvivors include two daughters, S herrie McBide and her husband, Jeff Crop of Oregon and Sharon McBide and her husband, Joel Rogers of Florida; one brother, Lou of Missouri; one granddaughter, Renee McBrideRogers and many family members and friends. No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. BETTY WINSLOW BLOUNTSTOWNBetty Winslow, 52, of Blountstown, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She was a cashier at Food World for many years and she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one sister, Annette Fay Winslow. Survivors include her dad and stepmother, Ray and Maureen Winslow of Troy, AL; her mother, Betty Fay (ONeal) Winslow of Jamesville, NC; one brother, Thomas Ray Winslow of Jamesville; one stepbrother, William, Jr. Riley of Troy; two stepsisters, Margie Carswell and Marie Perdue; one niece, Hailee Annette Winslow of Vance, AL. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 9 in Pine Memorial Cemetery with Reverend David Kelly Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. LIDDIE L. (CHASON) HALL AL THA Liddie L. (Chason) Hall, 95, of Altha, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at her home. She was born November 25, 1916 in Jackson County and lived in Altha most of her life. She was a homemaker. She attended Hasty Pond Baptist Church in Marianna where she was the oldest member. S he was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Marvin Hall; one grandson, Alexander Middleton; and one infant granddaughter, Anita Marie Hall. Survivors include one son, Willard Hall and his wife, Thersa of Altha; six daughters, Josephine Kelley of Lakeland, Hilda Trickey and her husband, Kenneth of Pace, Wilma Middleton and her husband, Ernest, Blondell Melton and Lula Nix, all of Altha, Joan Baker and her husband, Jimmy of Huntsville, AL; a special niece and caregiver, Mable Weeks of Orlando, 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Family received friends one hour prior to service at the church. Services were held Tuesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. (CT) at Hasty Pond Baptist Church with Reverend Steven followed in Hall Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Chin, Gentiva Home Health Care, Emerald Coast Hospice and Calhoun County Senior Citizens for all their love, care and support. MARIANNA Covenant Hospice will honor the work of its Nursing Assistants during this years 35th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week, celebrated June 14-21 throughout the United States. The organizations Hospice Aides provide compassionate hospice and palliative care when it counts the most to individuals facing end-of-life issues. They give hands on or personal care which includes: bathing, dressing, hygienic care, light housekeeping, and simple meal preparation. Many of the Hospice and Palliative Care professionals and have years of experience working with hospice patients. Nursing Assistants provide predictability and stability to care, which in turn enhances the feeling of security for our aging, frail, or chronically challenged citizens. They bring wisdom, patience, humor, and a general attitude of caring to the daily lives of their patients. National Nursing Assistants Week begins on June 14, marked as Career Nursing Assistants Day, which is set aside each year to recognize longevity of service, special contributions to care practices and accomplishments of the nursing assistants who have made caring their life career. Covenant Hospice to celebrate Annual National Nursing Assistants Week ...Celebrates dads. Bring him in this weekend for a great meal, just the way he likes it!Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant All weekend long, enjoy our FRIDAYA LL Y OU C A N E A T SNOW C RA B CL A WS SPECIAL


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012If you hunt public land, you should know that many of Floridas wildlife management areas (WMAs) require a quota permit to hunt during archery, muzzle loading gun and all or part of the general gun season. Take note that this year, there have been some major changes to some of the application periods, because the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is switching over to a new license/ permit vendor. What this means to you is this: Some of the quota application periods that previously occurred in October are going to be moved up earlier and others are going to be pushed back later. For this year only, the application periods for Green Swamp general gun camping permits and these waterfowl permits Merritt Island, Goodwin/ Broadmoor, Ocklawaha Prairie, September waterfowl and the Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) will be in July and August. The application dates for St. Marks spring turkey and special-opportunity spring turkey permits will be in November. Updating to the new system also means there will be no issuing of guest permits, or the issuing of leftover quota permits and re-issues during the entire month of October for this year. So if you plan on taking a friend on an October hunt, be sure to obtain the guest permit in September. We ask you to please be patient with us, while we make this challenging transition from old to new vendor. In the end, we feel this change will be well Floridas hunters who deserve the best possible service and product we can provide. There are several types of quota permits, and most are issued by random drawing. Just so you know, there periods for archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, youth, family, track vehicle (a swamp buggy with tank treads), airboat and mobility-impaired quota hunt permits, which will still run June 1-30. No costs are involved with quota permits, and dur ing this period, you may turn in only one worksheet for each type of quota hunt. One thing to remember though: Unless exempt, you must have an up-to-date management area permit (or a license that includes one) when applying for a quota permit, or the system wont accept your application. The FWC offers youth deer hunts on Camp Blanding WMA in Clay County and Andrews WMA in Levy County. If you have children ages eight to 15 and you want them to have the chance of experienc ing one of these great hunts, apply for a youth quota hunt permit. During these hunts, only the youngsters may hunt, and they and their adult supervisors are the only ones allowed on the area. To increase youth hunting opportunities, children under age 16, while under direct supervision, may accompany an adult quota permit holder on any WMA even if the area doesnt allow for exemp tions. However, in that case, adults and youngsters must share a single bag limit. This coming season, there will be family quota hunts on 24 WMAs. These areas are Matanzas, Andrews, Devils Hammock, Dinner Island Ranch, Lafayette Creek, Allapattah Flats, Perdido River, Cary, Okaloacoochee Slough, Blackwater, Belmore, Jennings Forest, Four Creeks, Ralph E. Simmons, Hatchet Creek, Thomas Creek Kings Road Unit, Hilochee Osprey Unit, Lafayette Forest, Babcock Ranch Preserve, Aucilla Pinhook Area, Chipola River Altha Tract, L. Kirk Edwards, Apalachicola Bradwell Unit and Beaverdam Creek. You must have a family quota hunt permit to hunt name be drawn, the permit requires one adult to take one or two youths hunting. may apply for mobility-impaired quota permits. These permits allow exclusive access to general-gun hunting opportunities on nine of the states better public hunting areas. If you want to get the jump on these hunts, make Application dates shift for some WMA quotas PROBLEM #2:Critical Incidents and News ReleasesSOLUTION:In a county of our size, your Sheriff is the best spokesperson to keep the public informed. You want to hear direct from the person in command to ensure you have the most up-to-date facts and plans of action. I will be on the scene of all critical incidents, will take full responsibility and provide leadership as your elected Sheriff. See next weeks Journal for PROBLEM #3. Elect FOR LIBERTY COUNTY There is no substitute for EXPERIENCE SHERIFFEFFECTIVE BUT F AIR LAW ENFOR CEMENT FOR OF US!Paid for by Henry Hamlin, Democrat for Liberty County Sheriff All HENR YHAMLINsure you have the correct quota hunt application worksheet so you can apply for one or more of these great opportunities. All application worksheets can be found at MyFWC.com/License (click on Limited Entry/Quota Hunts for the list). Once completed, you may use it to apply at MyFWC.com/License (click on Buy a License Online) or submit it to any license agent or tax collectors The random drawings to decide who gets these quota hunt permits take place during most of July. To License and select Limited Entry/Quota Hunts, then click Drawing Results. They are typically posted about two weeks after the last day of the application period. To see an updated list of all the limited entry/ quota permit application dates, go to MyFWC.com/ License, and please help us spread the word about these upcoming changes.Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about quota permits and how to apply at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com.Outta the WOO DSfrom the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission BY TONY YOUNG


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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 13, 2012 Mens, ladies and childrens clothes. Many items for the home. New items arriving daily. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN FURNITUREDouble bed, almost new with box spring and brass headboard. Includes mattress pad and six sheets. Asking $175. Call 6748376. 6-13, 6-20Dex bed rail, safe sleeper ultra, size bed, $10. Call 643-3370. 6-13, 6-20Full size mattress box springs. Very clean. Call 674-1636.6-13, 6-20Wardrobe, one side has shelves and the other is for hanging clothes, $35. Call 674-8376. 6-13, 6-20Wine colored mens lounge chair. $60. Call 674-3264. 6-13, 6-20Small lamp, for $4. Call 6743264. 6-13, 6-20Black sofa, make offer. Call 6743264. 6-6, 6-13Two dressers, no mirror, $25 each. Bathroom vanity with cabinet, two drawers, 4 ft. marble counter top and a porcelain sink, $40. Call 762-3924 or (863) 3702369. 6-6, 6-13Entertainment center with shelf space and two drawers. Measures 5x2x3, chocolate brown, purchased at Badcock. Paid $300, asking $150. Call 643-2152 between 5-8 p.m. 6-6, 6-13Just arrived furniture, nice couch, love seat and lounger set, full bedroom set with sleigh bed, two chest of drawers, queen mattress sets, lots of other furniture items. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN 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 SALEVariety of dishes, wall mirror 36x26, $15. Dishes, 16-piece set, modern square design, black/ off white, $15. Dishes, 18-piece set, black and white Waverly pattern, $20. New eight matching Lenox wine glasses, $16. New four matching Lenox martini glasses, $8. Call 643-3370. 6-13, 6-20Photography course, New York Institute, material and instructional video. Paid over $1,000, asking $15. Call 643-3370. 6-13, 6-20Aloe Vera plants, all sizes. Call 674-1636. 6-13, 6-20Wilton wedding cake pans. Call 674-1636. 6-13, 6-20Christmas dishes, eight Winter Holly design Corelle place settings, includes glasses, Vintage, only used once. Call 674-1636. 6-13, 6-20Garden tub, barely used. Call 674-1636. 6-13, 6-20Two large storm windows Call 674-1636. 6-13, 6-20Three ton air handler. Never used. $350. Call 674-8437. 6-13, 6-20New HoMedics foot massager, $25. Call 674-8376. 6-13, 6-20200 amp breaker box with weather head, never used, $150. Call 762-3924 or (863) 370-2369.6-6, 6-13 Trampoline, $100. Call 2730404. 6-6, 6-13Wurlitzer piano with bench in good condition, $450. Call 7628088. 6-6, 6-13Building materials: one pre-fabricated marble type double bowl vanity top with faucets, two prefabricated marble type single bowl vanity tops with faucets. Nice interior solid core 36 door with lock and hinges. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With 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 Find a BARGAIN in the JOURNAL BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICSXBox new edition $100 OBO. Call 643-3697. 6-13, 6-20CB Radio 3300 Conx Rebel Face, comes with Chrome Road King mic, $300. Call 643-8008.6-6, 6-13Hewlett Packard computer, two years old, has Windows 7 and HD monitor, $200. Call 447-1773 or 674-9867. 6-6, 6-1327 RCA tv, $99. Call 762-8941.6-6, 6-13Two tvs in great shape, $50 each. Call 643-2152 between 5-8 p.m.6-6, 6-13 ATVs1996 Polaris Sportsman 400, 4WD, runs good, needs a little work, make offer. Call 447-3244.6-6, 6-13 TRUCKS1973 Ford F100, runs good, $1,200 OBO. Call 643-2562.6-6, 6-131994 Chevy Astro Van, 136,000 original miles, $1,200. Call 4474854 or 643-4265. 6-6, 6-131995 Dodge Dakota, 5-speed, 4 cyl. in great shape. Call 6743264. 6-6, 6-13NICE CAR of Forgotten Coast, LLC, for inventory of our great trucks selection log on to www. nicecarofforgottencoastllc.com. BC/UFN/$12 CARS1996 Buick, $1,700. Call 6743264. 6-6, 6-132002 Dodge Stratus R/T sports coupe, V6, auto, leather, loaded, in very good condition, $4,500 OBO. Call 209-9489. 6-6, 6-13 $39,900Call 674-5478, 899-6472 or 643-5417Home FOR Sale IN HOSFORD For Rent inBRISTOLCall 447-3775 3 BD, 1 1/2 BA Home$400 month$200 deposit OWNER FINANCING, NO QUALIFYING For Rent IN BRI S TOLHouse 2/3 BD, 1 BA Very Nice Call 643-6646 For more information Call 447-1786 Wolf-Hybrid PUPPIESMale & FemaleFREE TO A GOOD HOME SPECIAL$10 OFF 1 Hour (850) 674-4132 18366 Main St. N Blountstown GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLEGet your Kneaded relief here! 30 or 90 min. sessions available.Teacher Appreciation on Fathers Day give him a relaxing MassageSamanthas Massage


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GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, for some reason you feel compelled to get started on something new in the next few days. This may be a job or a relationship -only time will unveil the secrets. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you will need to take an intellectual approach to solving what has been troubling you recently. Lists and careful consideration might be necessary. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 You have to approach someone who hasnt been doing his or her share of the work, Leo. Tread gently because there could be a very good reason why this person VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Open yourself up to a new line of thinking, Virgo. There are many different possibilities that you may have overlooked before now. Try to expand your horizons. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Embrace spontaneity this week, Libra. It could turn out to be something exciting and fun, which is just what you need at this time in your life. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, take a step back and allow an upset family member a little breathing room this week. Its best not particular situation. Get out and try to meet some new people, Sagittarius. Constantly add to your collection of networking contacts, because you never know when youll need to call in a favor. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, though you can see quite clearly what you need to do this week, you may have to refrain from taking any action for some time. Try to be patient a little longer. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, things have been going your way and you are getting more and more excited about the future. just what you need. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Your big ideas are highly valued, Pisces. 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We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3222 faxmasters7@fairpoint.net CLJNEWS.COM TMinutes from the May 10 Liberty Commission meeting meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary The meeting was called to order by Chair man Dexter Barber. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer led by Commissioner Albert Butcher. Pledge of allegiance led by Commission er Jim Johnson. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held April 5 and emergency meeting April 13, 2012 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Bill May, Director of Talquin Electric, said effective July 1, 2012. Centennial Bank will now accept payments for Talquin Electric. Tommy Baker, Gadsden County EMS Director would like to purchase the unused box that has been taken off the old ambulance. Motion to add this item to the agen da was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. Obie Harper discussed insurance for the Estiffanulga Carnival. Motion to add to the agenda was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. The county attorney will write a letter to John Deer Tractor Company concerning Road Department equipment. Tom Keenan introduced David Deck. Mr. Deck will be taking over the operation of the railroad. Mr. Deck told the Board of his plans for the railroad. Kristin Brown with Preble-Rish Engineers told the Board about a SCRAP Grant that was coming up. She suggested that we submit Chattahoochee Circle to be paved. If there is any funds left, Commissioner Johnson would like to have a section of road repaired in front of the saw mill on 12 South. Motion to negotiate with Gadsden Coun ty EMS to purchase the ambulance box for a price of $5,000 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. Emergency Management Director, Rhon da Lewis presented two bids on a pole barn. 1. Blountstown Truss, Bountstown, FL bid $8,204.99. 2. Better Built Barns, Hosford, FL bid $7.800. Motion to award to low bidder Better Built Barns was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to accept agreement between Emergency Management and Management Experts sub-contract in the amount of $20,000 was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. The Health Department Administrator gave the Board an update on positions that have been advertised and what has been going on at the Health Department. Shawn Logan discussed property in Sumatra that he and partners have purchased from St. Joe Company. The county had previously leased from St. Joe. The county attorney will draw up a lease with Shawn Logan and partners that will include a new legal description. Motion to re-instate newly hired former employees to include previous experience concerning leave was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. This is contingent upon attorneys approval. Commissioner Butcher discussed the repairs done at the Bristol Boat Ramp picnic area. Motion to adopt the Economic Develop ment Agreement with Hensel Phelps Construction Company and National Solar Power Partners, LLC was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion for the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners to sponsor the Estiffanulga Fire Department Carnival at Veterans Park was made by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to honor Junior Lolley with a plaque was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to pay the bills was made by Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. Warrant List & Numbers Payroll Fund 33402 33484 Operating Fund 4876 5085 SHIP Grant 3948 3953 Weatherization Grant 4670 4693 _______________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, Chairman May 23 special meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher and Clerk Robert Hill. The prayer was given by Chairman Barber. Commissioner Stoutamire led the Pledge of Allegiance. Motion by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried to accept Road Superintendent Jim Shulers letter of resignation effective May 31, 2012. Motion by Stoutamire to place JT Hathaway as Interim Road Superintendent and allow others to ride to and from work with him at the present rate of pay for that position, seconded by Butcher. Voting yes was Stoutamire and Butcher. Voting no was Barber, Williams and Johnson. Motion failed. Motion to place JT Hathaway as Interim Road Superintendent effective June 1 with present pay for that position was made by Williams, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to adjourn by Williams, seconded by Johnson and carried.________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanSpecial meeting minutes for May 23 from the Liberty County Commission ApalacheeTheRestaurant Start your day with a hot breakfast from ...


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