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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: 01-23-2013
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Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Sheriff's Log.........2 Arrest Reports......2 & 3 Community Calendar and Events......................5 Cartoons and Commentary .............................6 PEOPLE: Two weddings & a birthday..............5 Obituaries......11 Job Market and Legals.....13 Find a bargain in the Classieds....................15 50INCLUDES TAXS tate Representative Halsey Beshears pauses to speak with FF A President Holley Bailey during Fridays open house at Carr School. See more on page 16. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOT O W ednesday JAN. 23, 2013 CALHOUNLIBERTY } VOL. 33, NO. 4 JOURNALTHEL ongtime L iberty C ounty C hamber of Commerce member Joe Shuler was honored with an award recognizing his efforts with the organization. The inscription read, I n appreciation for your outstanding and dedicated service to our community. Chamber President Michael Wright is shown holding the award as S huler addresses the chamber. Liberty Chamber honors Joe Shuler by T eresa Eubanks, Journal EditorState Senator Bill Montfords speech at Monday nights annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Membership meeting made it clear where he stands on the issues and a story from his years as a school principal shows he knows how to get answers. When students got in trouble would tell them to step on the lie detector rug in front of his desk. Then Id reach under the When a student wasnt forthcoming about their principal was quick to let them know what the consequences would be. I had a phone book on the side of my desk. I slammed the paddle down on the phone Theyd start spilling the beans. The noise had an effect on those waiting outside the door as well. They would send the next one in and they would start singing like He has an equally down to earth attitude about education. I believe theres nothing more important to served as a school administrator for 26 years. Montford is ready for the FCAT to be phased which will require end of course exams. He said a single test cant gauge everything a child knows. But he plans to introduce legislation to slow down the theres just not enough time for teachers to adjust to the changes. I have a bill coming up in the next session that will Hes also a strong advocate of giving students options on different ways to complete their high school education and feels its time to quit pushing everyone toward higher education. Some of the brightest kids dont want drawing on the experiences of his former students who are now his constituents. Three of my former students own their very own plumbing very successful. Theyve never gone to college. sums it up with the statement: Florida is different. The states diversity means what works in one county isnt necessarily the best idea for the next county and he urges local control. I dont think we need to dictate how money needs to be spent See MONTFORD continued on page 7 Senator Bill Montford talks with Harry Hagan at Monday nights meeting. TERESA EUBANKS PHOT OS Carr CelebratesPlans for Tri-County Park discussed at the Calhoun County Commission meeting PAGE 14Hog Butchering Day held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement PAGE 14Outdoors Down SouthHook, Line & ThinkerPAGE 8MLK march held in Blountstown PAGE 12Man says brother knocked him out, tied his hands, put him in tub and held a knife to his neckPAGE 2Visitor locks out relatives and then runs from deputiesPAGE 2Early morning stop leads to DUI arrest in BristolPAGE 2


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013 CALHOUN COUNTYJanuary 14 Amy Weathers, VOP, CCSO. Theresa Maclean, manufacture meth, possession of meth, possession of listed chemicals, CCSO. January 15 Brittany Seaton, VOP, CCSO. Steve Mears, assault, battery (domestic), CCSO. January 16 James Summerlin, aggravated battery, kidnap, CCSO. January 17 Jonathan Branch, battery, CCSO. January 18 Bridget Danley, VOP, CCSO. January 19 Shawn Lape, aggravated battery on LEO, resisting without violence, criminal mischief $200 and under, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYJanuary 12 Shawn Smith, DUI, LCSO. January 14 Amy Weathers, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Theresa Maclean, holding for CCSO, CCSO. January 15 Albert Schwendeman, failure to appear, LCSO. Brittany Seaton, holding for CCSO, CCSO. January 18 Les Conyers, felony battery, tampering with a witness, LCSO. Charles A Sheffield, Jr. domestic battery, LCSO. January 19 Chadrick Capps, DUI, DUI refusal, FHP S H E R IFFS LOG arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.CITATIONS ISSUED: Accidents..............................................................04 T raffic Citations......................................................................05 Special details Business alarms............................................................................00 Residential alarms ComplaintsBlountstown Police Dept. through Fine Jewelry & Gifts The Diamond CornerColors ARRIVING SOON NEW A UTHORIZED S ORRELLI RET A IL DE A LERA man staying with relatives in Altha was arrested Jan. 19 after he left a party at a neighbors home, returned to the house where he was staying, locked all the doors and broke a window before Shawn Lape, 35, was charged with aggravated battery on a LEO, resisting without violence and criminal mischief under $200. He is being held on a $35,500 cash bond. According to the arrest report, Lape was drinking with a neighbor on Palm Beach Road in Altha when he got into an argument and left. He returned to his relatives home, where he was heard cursing and knocking things around inside. His host walked to the house to ask him to leave but discovered he had locked the doors, broken the handle on a storm door and broke a bedroom window on the east side of the home. Deputies arrived and spoke to Lape through the broken window, ordering him to come out. He ran to the other side of the house and started out the north door but went back in when he saw deputies approaching. At that time, deputies heard someone yelling for help on the other side of an eight-foot wooden fence, leading them to believe Lape had escaped through the broken window, jumped the fence and gotten injured. When they got to the other side of the fence, they found a different man who had become tangled up in briars. He was not wearing a shirt and sustained numerous scratches all over his chest and back. All he could state was that he needed help and wanted to go to bed, the report noted. EMS was called to the scene to check on his injuries. Meanwhile, Lape made a run for it and apparently got away but later returned to his relatives home. Once again, the deputies made contact with Lape through the broken window of the bedroom, where they saw that he was naked and kneeling on the bed. Deputies entered the bedroom and began to handcuff him when he yelled, Get you some followed by an expletive. Lape then scratched the deputys hand, drawing blood, as he was being handcuffed.CORRECTIONS:A rather blunt quote in last weeks Page 9 story on the Liberty County Commission meeting was attributed to the wrong person. Sheriff Nick Finch and School Superintendent Gay Uzzell came to the board to request funding for another School debate. Commissioner Davis Stoutamire summed up the problem by stating, We dont have the moneywe dont have the money! Due to some confusion matching up the board members with their nameplates, our new contributing writer Liliane Parbot mistakenly attributed the comment to new commissioner Dewayne Branch. We regret the error. Commission Chairman Jim Johnson has asked that we point out that while they could not commit to funding the position at that meeting, they plan to hold a workshop to look at other options to help get money to support the by a special meeting. In last weeks front page story about the leave payouts made to seven members of the Liberty Liberty County Sergeants Brian Bateman and information to that effect but have since learned that while Wheetley is employed with the CCSO, Bateman is not.Man charged with knocking out brother, tying him up, holding knife to his throatA man who said his brother had been smoking an unusually large amount of meth told deputies that he was knocked unconscious and later came to in the bathtub with his wrists tied as his brother shouted, Who is watching me? Why are they watching me? Why are you giving signals?, according to a report from the Calhoun The man said his brother started hitting him again before taking out a knife, holding it to his throat and threatening to cut him. James Darren Summerlin, 21, was arrested for aggravated battery and false imprisonment after his brother told deputies Summerlin tried to kill him. The injured brother was shaking and in tears when he gave deputies details of what happened earlier that evening. He had visible injuries, including abrasions and bruising on the back of his head and neck. There were red marks and abrasions on his arms and ligature marks around his wrist where it appeared he had been tied up, according to the arrest report. According to the victim, Summerlin was at his home in Altha Jan. 16. He said he was sitting on the couch while Summerlin was walking around the house, smoking a boat of meth referring to the street name for piece of folded tinfoil used to inhale fumes. He described the boat as larger than usual with a 1/8 line of methamphetamine powder running the entire length of it. his brother said he punched him in the face so hard that it knocked him out. He later awakened in the bathtub. When Summerlin realized his brother was conscious again, he began punching him with his fists and stomping him with his feet, the victim said. He said he attempted to block the blows with his bound hands. The victim said he thought the meth made Summerlin extremely paranoid and he was hallucinating. After the attack the victim was able to escape to a neighbors home and phoned for help. Summerlin escaped on foot to his grandmothers house. He left in her car. Deputies later caught up with him on Main Street in Altha. A crying and solemn Summerlin was taken into custody without incident. Argument ends with thrown A 36-year-old Grand Ridge man was charged with battery after a dispute with his girlfriend resulted in a 911 call. Deputies arrested Jonathan Dewayne Branch after his threw a can of beer and hit her in the face on Jan. 8. The woman met deputies still wearing the beersoaked shirt and had red marks on her face indicating where she had been struck, according to the report from the Calhoun County She stated that she arrived at her CR 69 home around 5 p.m. She went inside and Branch and her 14-year-old daughter went to the store. When they returned, her daughter went to take a shower. Branch and his girlfriend went into the living room, where he sat on the couch and she sat on his lap. The woman said Branch became upset when she told him someone had commented that he might be cheating on her. When she tried to get up, she said he would not let her go. The two began arguing and she got up and went into the kitchen. She said he followed her and demanded to know who made the comment and began yelling. She said when she told him to leave, he threw the can of beer he had been drinking from at her head, hitting the right side of her face. She then grabbed the phone and called The daughter told deputies she overhead the argument but did not see what happened. She also said it was not Branch was taken into custody Jan. 17 and later given a conditional release.Man visiting relatives locks them out and runs from deputiesJONATHAN BRANCH ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor MAKE A NOTE... to get your in by noon Monday!Call (850) 643-3333 Fax 888-400-5810EMAIL: thejournal@ fairpoint.net


A Jan. 19 incident at home on CR 379 resulted in the with their child. She also said she feared for her life. She told deputies or death. JANUARY 23, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 OFFERS:Color Cuts Perms Brazilian Blowouts Cinderella Hair Extensions Eyelash Perming & Tinting Waxing Facials Microdermabrasion Chemical Peels Shellac Manicures Pedicures During the month of February get a FREE Conditioning Treatment with every Chemical Hair ServiceCall and book your APPOINTMENT TODAY(850) 674-9191 Merle Norman Salon, Spa, Gifts & Florist 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 PHONE (850) 674-9191 Dont forget your Sweetheart on Valentines Day, Feb. 14 with a Gift Certificate Joshua meets Sen. Montford Monday night McMillanTREES & SHRU BS HAS MOVEDto 19277 Hwy. 20 WestTELEPHONE 674-2454 *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTCollision CENTERNeed work?TOBY GARNETT, OWNER CORLETTS FREE ESTIMATESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062 RIVER READINGS CLJNews.comBristol CollisionA 19-year-old from Altha was cited for careless driving after he rearended a 2008 Toyota Highlander waiting to turn off SR 20 last week in Colby Mason Jerkins was traveling west in the inside westbound lane of SR 20 when he drove his 2008 Nissan Altima into the rear of the SU V driven by Rebecca Foran, turn. Jerkins was not injured. Foran to be examined for minor injuries. D amages to both vehicles were estimated at $5,500 each. The Jan. 14 collision was investigated by FHP CHARLES SHEFFIELD A Bristol man was door and noticed the pointed out the two open containers of alcohol them is mine. The arrest report noted that Capps he had too much to where he refused to intoxication. He was second offenses. He remained in Conyers charged with felony battery and tampering with a witness following altercationA woman who called 911 and screamed for help toward the patrol car. was ordered to stop and then held up his intoxicated. to calm her down and denied he did with a scratch. old woman said she and a friend left. him. She said he also cut the phone line phone out of the wall. The phone was later found in the Man arrested for keeping his girlfriend from leaving homeDriver charged with DUI after early morning stop in BristolLES CONYERS, JR compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks ARREST REPORTS


To the Children of W. R. Tolar School: I just wanted to tell all of you how much your Veterans program meant to me. You guys really, really touched my heart by showing me you appreciated my time in the service. Your group made me feel proud to be an American Vet. All of you will always have a special place in my heart. All of you had me in tears when you sang the Star Spangled Banner and all of the other songs you sang. You made me proud to be a Veteran and I love you all. I look forward to next years events and thank you all for caring. And thank you for the gifts, I will put them to good use. Ron Hatcher, SSGT US Air Force I would like to thank everyone for ers and food during my injury and recovery. Im proud that we all live in a place where people still care. I am much better and I am hoping and praying for a full recovery. God Bless You All, Ken Hosford and family Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013 (850) 674-5799A V AILABLE ST ARTING JAN. 30 A large selection of new and used cars are now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043. HE IS W AITING FOR YOUR CALL! Chipola Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Jacob Reed and Jessie Leach to wed Feb. 9Jacob Reed and Jessie Leach are happy to announce their upcoming wedding Saturday, Feb. 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veter ans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. The brides parents are Kathy Herring of Havana and Kim Leach of Tampa. The grooms parents are Marilyn and Archie Harris of Bristol. Members of the wedding party are as follows: Best man, Cody Phillips, cousin to the groom; maid of honor, Casey Leach, sister to the bride; groomsmen, Eric Flowers, Samuel Harris and Bobby Foster, all os Bristol; bridesmaids, Karen Leach and Sara Chamlis, both of Tallahassee and Emily Whittaker of Bristol. SARA CA THERINE BROWNSara Catherine Brown will celebrate her ninth birthday Sunday, Jan. 27. She is the daughter of Doyle and Beth Brown of Hosford. Her grandparents are Bob and Ruth Pickron of Bristol and Pharis (Sonny) and the late Pauline Brown. She enjoys being the youngest of by all. She loves spending time with extended family in Bristol and Hosford. She shares her birthday with her Nana.Chase Tipton and Lindsey Page plan Feb. 2 weddingMr. and Mrs. Jim and Melissa Whittington of Bristol and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip and Amanda Page of Las Vegas, NV announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsey Alexis Page to Chase Alexander Tipton, son of James and Rhonda Tipton of Bristol. The bride-to-be graduated from Franklin County High School in 2011. The groom-to-be graduated from Liberty County High School in 2008. The wedding is set for Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. (ET) at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown. All family and friends are welcome to attend. The couple plan on making Bristol their home. weddings birthday NEWS FROM THE PEWS Notes of ThanksMOVIE NIGHT First Baptist Church of Blountstown invites you to join them Sunday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. for a movie night and fellowship. Hot dogs and nachos with cheese will be served during the fellowship. Admission is free. We look forward to seeing you there! SPECIAL SERVICES Page Pond Assembly of God Church in Altha will hold special services Sunday, Jan. 27-Wednesday, Jan. 30 with Sunday, morning services at 10:45 a.m. and evening services at 5:30 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Evangelist Bennie Jones, an ordained bishop, has been in full time ministry for over three decades. He is a full time evangelist serving mainly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He is a musician and singer with several gospel recordings to his credit. children. His youngest son, John is the senior pastor of Faith Tabernacle Church in Monroe, LA. The services are open to anyone who wishes to join. For more informa tion, please call (850) 762-8406. ELEVATION OF JURISDICTIONAL SUPERVISOR Join the celebration for the elevation of Mother Dollie S. Reed as Jurisdictional Supervisor for the Ecclesias tical Jurisdiction of Florida Northwest Church of God in Christ, Inc. Saturday, April 13 at 5 p.m. (CT) at the Holiday Inn Select in Panama City. ELEVENTH CHOIR ANNIVERSARY St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir invites everyone to attend the celebration of the 11th Choir Anniversary. Services are as follows: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. Musical program Sunday, Jan. 27. at 3:30 p.m. Worship service


JANUARY 23, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 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 RoadLocated at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL ST AFFJohnny 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 JOURNALVisit us on Facebook at CLJNews Monday, January 28 Tuesday, January 29 Sunday, January 27 Saturday, January 26 Thursday January 24 Friday, January 25 TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha VFD AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 pm., 1st United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. Marianna). 7 p.m., Apalachee Rest. 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, HosfordTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Civic Ctr. 9 a.m., Neal Civic Ctr. 6 p.m., Apalachee Rest. 5-8 p.m. (CT), WT Neal Civic Center, Blountstown 7 p.m., Voting house in Rock BluffTODAYS MEETINGS, noon, CL Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun Old Ag Bldg. E doorTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 7:30 p.m., Veterans Civic Center BIRTHDAY David Yoder BIRTHDAYS Danny Brock & Jonathan Alford BIRTHDAYS Dan Hanthorn Don Robinson Jami Lynn Daniels BIRTHDAY Shirley Williams Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,331 PARADE GAME 6 p.m. ALTHA ALTHAAlumni Game & Chili Cook Off 6 p.m.BIRTHDAYS Kyle Peddie Alex Nowling Chip Ward Chipola Artist Series Thur sMARIANNA The Davis and Dow jazz duo will perform for the Chipola College Artist Series, Thursday, Feb.7, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. The show of Jazz standards will include a request-by-favorites second half in which the audience gets to pick blues selections. The award-winning Davis and Dow jazz duo tackle jazz and pop standards with a dar ing sense of abandon. Their style is deeply rooted in the classic jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps the music fresh and fun. Their arrangements are unique and inventive, always seeking a new approach to everything they do. versatile jazz singers of her generation, Julie Davis is everything from scat-singer to ballad eer. She grew up listening to Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others on her parents extensive vinyl collection. She is a stylist that seeks an original twist on everything she performs. ences are Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Django Reinhardt and the modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos. He blends Be-Bop, Blues, Flamenco and Classical styles to create a strong individual sound delivered with sensitivity, power and creativity. Davis and Dow have toured Japan, London and New York, composed and performed original music for the TV show FoodNation with Bobby Flay and produced Divas of Jazz. Their latest CD Naked won Best Jazz Album-Florida Music Awards, was featured in JazzTimes Magazine and voted Best Jazz Artists by New Times Magazine. Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click Fine Arts and Artist Series. Online tickets may be printed at home, or will be open Thursday, Jan. 31 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 4-6 and Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. the night of the show. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for chil dren under 18. Tickets for Chipola students and employees are $5 the day of the show. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform Thursday, Apr. 11. For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257. Candlelight Tour BRISTOL The Florida Department of Environmental Protections Torreya State Park will host the 24th Annual Candlelight Tour event Saturday, Feb. 2 from 12 p.m. to sunset (ET). Visitors will enjoy authentic blacksmith demonstrations, civil war live bluegrass with local musicians, candle dipping and other exhibits. and personal. Tours of the Historic Gregory House will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue every hour on the hour until 4 p.m. At sunset, the Historic Gregory House doors will be opened for a leisurely tour, free of charge. citizen support organization, the Friends of Torreya State Park. This event is free with park admission of $3. For more information call the park at (850) 643-2674 or visit Blountstown Library Art Series shows JuxtaposedThe Blountstown Public Library will be displaying a unique piece of artwork Wednesday, Jan. 23 through the month of February. Juxtaposed was created by J.K. Newsome for Sunday Afternoon with the Art, an art show presented by The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida in partnership with Chipola Regional Arts Association and Chipola College. It won second place in the Peoples Choice Award at the opening reception last November. time he read that word, Juxtaposed. Not knowing what it meant, he looked it up and good ole Webster informed him that it meant placed side by side, as in comparison. The two main elements of his Juxtaposed are the brass comedy and tragedy masks, in contrast with some rusty, torn tin. He said, the two came together quite by accident in my shop, but when I saw them... well, the mind takes over then. In the end, the piece compares happy and sad, black and colors and I think, mixed emotions about what you are seeing. Newsome hopes visitors will take the time to view his composition and texture in their lives. It is right before the hall to the Adult Computer Lab.Calhoun Chamber seeks nominations for Outstanding Citizen of the YearThe Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is asking for nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented at the upcoming 66th Annual Chamber Membership Banquet. Nominations must be in writing (email kristy@calhounco.org to request a form) and must be submitted to the Chamber by Wednesday, Feb. 13. Characteristics of this individual are someone who has worked, promoted, or volunteered with great effort to or for the citizens of Calhoun County to create a better quality of life. Please remember: Nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, Feb. 13.Softball tournament for eighth grade tripTeams are being sought to take part in a preseason softball tournament to raise funds for W.R. Tolar Schools eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C. The entry fee is $125 per team. per game, then and out. Teams can purchase extra home runs before each game. Home runs will not carry over to next game. will be used, any bats can be used with the exception of Ultra 2. Pitching will be 4 to 10 no fakes or jukes. The Double Elimination tournament starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Veterans Memorial Park. Teams must call and register by Thursday, Jan. 24. Come out, get your swings in and start your season off with a bang. For more information, contact Howie Bess at (850) 274-1508 or (850) 643-5276. Thursday January 23 BIRTHDAYSGrady Dalton & Gayle Grissett


On July 5, 2007, Helle C. Dale of the Heritage Foundation wrote the following. The American experiment was unique and improbable in 1776, when Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence and the American powerful nation on earth at the time. As we look around the world ish, America seems like a political miracle. Americas experiment in self-imposed democracy is, and has been, the gold standard of democracy for other nations. Most industrialized nations have foldo not. Some are failed nation states like Somalia, lawless and ruled by anarchy. While we pound our chest, declare our liberties, Americas exper iment in democracy is a bit tattered around the edges. Will this experiment continue? Maybe, maybe not. The current political strife that has brought the nation to its political knees isnt new. Even President George Washington had his detractors. Washingtons political dustup was over the 1794 Jay Treaty with mercial ships thereby violating Americas neutrality. Of course, the Congress was jacked out of shape by this turn of events, and Representative James Madison lead the charge to restrict or end Americas trade The more pragmatic leaders, including Alexander Hamilton, recognized that ending trade with Great Not a good idea. Washington sent Chief Justice John Jay to England to resolve the issue. Jay returned with a Treaty of Amity Commerce and Navigation, between and The United States of America, The Jay Treaty was gress, but only after a thorough vetting of the advise and consent and separation of power rules, both of which are still hotbutton political issues. The responsibility for the tattering of the American democratic experiment belongs to both political par ties, particularly the Republicans, but also, we the people. There is plenty of blame to go around. When we are in our chest-pounding mode, usually around July the Fourth, we assume that the American democratic experiment is solid as a rock. Franklin says it best. In 1787, when the Founding Fathers had hammered out the U.S. Constitution in Independence Hall in Philadelquiring woman what the gathering had produced, A republic, madam, if you can keep it. A republic is representative government. We think we have it, but we dont. Representative government is a simple concept. We elect our friends, neighbors, citizens to represent our interest at the city, state and federal level. What could possibly go wrong with such a simple system? Well, much. My view of representative govthey go to Tallahassee or Washington and take care of our issues, meaning that they do what is best for their constituents. I expect our representatives to debate the issues and do what is best for citizens of Florida or the United States. resentative government. The U.S. Supreme Court drove a stake through the heart of representative government with their Citizens United ruling that permits unlimited spending be anybody, or any company, or political group that has the cash. Republicans elected to Congress actually sign a pledge with lobbyist Grover Norquist that they will never increase taxes, all the while pledging to uphold the Constitution and represent people in their district or state. That is the worst case of pandering for the right-wing vote that I can imagine. And we are supposed to believe these people have character and values. The diversity of the American people was once considered a virtue, an example of how American democracy welcomes one and all. Not so fast. The white majority of we the people discovered that in about 20 years they would be the white minority, which has created a fault line in Americas democratic experiment. If Americas becoming a black and brown country isnt enough, corporate America, political PACs, money men and political extremists have elected a Congress that is unable to cope with the changing crats are at fault for the congressional ineptness that plagues the nation. Is there a solution to our collective political dilemma? Yep. If the American people will recognize that moderate Democrats and Republicans that recognize compromise is not a dirty word, and demand that Congress represent the American people, not special interests. Also, if you want it, pay for it. Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013 COMMENTARYCORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS The American Experiment Commentary or entertainment? television talking heads are talking about politics or foremost in the entertainment business, which is why The problem is the medium. Television thrives on hype and controversy to attract viewers and viewers attract advertisers. In many respects, it mirrors the divisiveness in the nation. Most people may be in the political and economic middle ground, but most television commentators are not. Television producers provide debates more than informative discussions, which conservatives debate Keynesian economists. absence helps to increase the divisions both among the once again is about to be the latest example of pundit-driven overreaction. Most political veterans knew for middle-income earners and would not let the $1.2 trillion spending cuts known as sequestration kick in two months warning of the opposite scenario. Day after day, we were bombarded with experts telling us of the horrors of the cliff and the likelihood of going over it. Then, as Dec. 31, 2012, the day of reckoning approached, the pundits became increasingly excited. The sky was falling. The world was ending. Congress was made up of partisan fools. The system doesnt work. America is failing. wrote that the country would not go over the cliff, period. And come the next deadline, whether it is the debt ceiling or sequestration, we repeat: the country will not go over the cliff. However, the vociferous cliff pundits virtually talked the Dow Jones Industrial Average down nearly 1,000 points during the last three months of the year. Yes, there are many factors affecting the stock mar ket, but it is of note that it dramatically recovered after Congress passed the appropriate cliff-avoiding legislation at year end. How might the market have behaved had most pundits told what history repeatedly has proven: In the end, politicians will do the publics bidding, albeit, often at the 11th hour. However, history, experience and centrist reason does not make for good television. It is the realm of hype and controversy and because it shapes public opinion far more than our political system and our elected representatives do, it bears the lions share of blame for the gridlock, partisanship and divisiveness that currently plagues the nation. Certainly, not all television commentary is enter tainment and not all print commentary is rational, but in several second bursts. They cannot talk over one another, turning debates into indecipherable rants. Instead, writers are compelled to put their reasoning on paper where the public can quickly discern whether or not it is logical and compelling. This is why there is a yawning chasm between the print and television mediums, a chasm between rational commentary and irresponsible entertainment. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift


JANUARY 23, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 GHIVIZZANO, ITALY Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast has been named a 2013 T ravelers Choice A wards winner by T ripAdvisor and is listed among the T op 25 Best B&Bs in Italy. Rusty Wyrick (formerly of Calhoun County) and Pepper Pepper were honored that they are number 14 of the T op 25 Best B&Bs in Italy. We are thrilled to receive a 2013 T ravelers Choice A ward, says Pepper. For us, it is an incredible accomplishment to receive such an award. This award will serve as inspiration to continue to do the best we can so that our guests have a wonderful travel experience. Rusty Wyrick, co-owner of Casa La Pace, says We are astonished to be included among the best bed and breakfasts in all of Italy. We opened Casa La Pace Bed and Breakfast in 2010. Since then, we have had many wonderful guests that we can now things happen when you follow your dream. Now in its 11th year, the annual T ripAdvisor T ravelers Choice awards honor the worlds best Hotels and B&Bs, earning their distinction from those who know them best real travelers. From the best bargain hotels to top luxury properties, outstanding service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our T ravelers Choice winners said Christine Petersen, President, T ripAdvisor. BUSINESSSenator Montford (far left) speaks with Liberty County Clerk of Court Kathy Brown, Robert Hill and Ricky Brown at the end of the meeting. LEFT: Doobie Hayes was one of several people to win door prizes at the chamber dinner. Students in Zach Lawsons Piano Studio classes shared their talents with guests at Monday nights Liberty County Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting held at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center in Bristol. ABOVE: Joshua Goodman plays for the group as they dine. LEFT: Vocalist Sydney Sanders performs. RIGHT: Instructor Zach Lawson accompanied young Zac Hosford on the keyboard in a song they made up together called, Key of C Song. BELOW: Italian B&B owned by Blountstown man wins Travelers Choice Award Liberty Chamber BanquetTERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS H e also warned that communities like L iberty County need to guard their prison jobs. Weve got to be vigilant that we dont let the state reach in and close our prisons, he said. Weve got $20 million in payroll at L iberty Correctional I nstitution, L iberty County Commissioner Davis Stoutamire told the senator during a question-answer period after his speech. If they take it away, were going to sink like buckshot in the creek. Montford also noted that the state shouldnt go back on the agreement made with communities to provide work camps to help clean roadways and maintain county properties. A promise was made that if you accept these prisons in the community, you would have work camps, he said, explaining the one thing that got the attention of communities reluctant to house a correctional institution. A deal is a deal. OTHER TOPICS W AT ER: When the topic turned to the A palachicola River, Montford said, T his is an A merican tragedy in the making the destruction of the Apalachicola Bay and the Apalachicola River Basin. He said it was wrong for Florida to let this happen, explaining, T he problem is theyre washing cars in Atlanta and were starving to death down here. BP SPILL: I believe weve not seen the last of the problems of BP. Some of the things they did, in my opinion, were unconscionable, he said, referring to waivers claimants had to sign promising not to sue BP in exchange for a quick payment. It was a mess and its still a mess, he said. Theres a lot of money that BP owes somebodywe want to make sure Florida gets every penny we can to the right people. STATE RETIREMENT : Our state retirement system is one of the most He disagreed with the 3 percent being taken out of state employees pay to go toward their retirement, commenting that he didnt mind if that rule applied to new employees but said it wasnt fair to those already on the job. MONTFORD continued from the front page


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013 FORMER SCHEDULE: Monday -Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.NEW SCHEDULE:Tuesday Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday & MondayIf you have any questions about this change, call Danny E. Earnest at (850) 643-3777. Liberty Landll hours to change NOTICE LOGGERS! Dont get stopped in your tracks. Call us!Premium namebrand tires Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (Off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995WEVE GOT THE FENCE POSTS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. OUTDOORSHook, Line and ThinkerThe easiest way to look like a genius is to surround yourself with idiots. Im sure I learned a lot of other important things at summer camp in 1979, but thats the lesson that stuck with me the longest. I had no idea what I was getting into when I signed up for a week of learning and fun at the Blackwater Environmental Education Center in Santa Rosa County. For one, we werent exactly a summer camp kind of family. My father believed that the best place for a teenager during June, July and August was at a job or behind a push mower making tight circles in the yard. Also, I had never been away from home that long before and I kids. going through the packing list from the Division of Forestry. Some of the stuff I just didnt have, so the sleeping bag and hiking boots became a blanket and tennis shoes. Backshirt. Insect repellent? Rusty can of Cutters from Daddys tackle box. You get the picture. The most embarrassing part of my make packing list recommended bringing a rod and reel, but my old Zebco 202 had been plunged into the Gulf one time too many that summer. It wouldnt turn no matter how much I oiled it. I asked Daddy if I could use one of his. He actually laughed and said, No way. What he gave me instead was about 20 the little pack of hooks he kept in his wallet. (Also, he wanted the hooks back when I came home.) Just break off a limb about as big around as a cane pole, he told me. Tie on a piece of line and a hook and youre all set. If I broke out that setup, Id be the laughingstock of the whole camp. As it happens I was right to worry. Thats because there were la, Tallahassee, Jacksonville and even Tampa and Orlando who had more brand-new seen in my life. I was thoroughly intimidated, at least at we went to the woods. Thats when I realized that, no matter what cool stuff they brought, most of these kids had spent precious little time outside the city or the subdivision. It turns out that growing up in Blountstown had given me something of a home most of the trees, a lot of the plants and nearly all the critters we saw. I unfaster going uphill and that rattlesnakes hang out in gopher holes. Most important was the fact that I had no problem stomping around in the woods all day, while some of the other kids cringed and cried about it. It was pretty obvious their par ents had sent them to camp just to get them off the couch. By the end of the week, I was feeling pretty good about the whole experience. But turned into a liability: I was selected as one of the top 10 campers who would get to stay for a free second week that would be spent entirely in the woods. was ready to go home. So I explained politely that, while Id love to stay, my par ents were planning on picking me up that Saturday. But, thanks just the same. Oh, weve already called your parents, the camp director said. Theyre thrilled and said to tell you congratulations and that they would come get you next week. Thats great, I said through clinched teeth. I had to stay, but now all my hardI didnt mind the camping out part, but the second week also featured a survival day. that meant I would have to unveil my bareever, all the other kids went straight to the river and started casting way-too-big lures into the clear, shallow water. It was obvious to me that there was nothing there, and thats exactly what they were catching. I didnt want anybody to see my juryways and, to my surprise, found a small pond just off the river. I broke off a suitable limb and tied on my line and hook. There were grasshoppers everywhere, so I put one on the hook and tossed him in. There was a slurp, a on the line. Jackpot. I sat down right there and caught three warmouth before the crowd at the river real ized what was going on. When we showed up back at the camp, I was the only one who proud of my broken-off-limb-pole. And nor mally, I wouldnt recommend warmouth at but these were actually pretty good. food and I guess they were right. I know I was feeling mighty smart that evening. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORSDown South Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew up hunting, QThere were about 100 kids who had more brand-new camping and ever seen in my life...I line, some hooks and a broken-off tree limb. 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JANUARY 23, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 University of Florida to start Master Gardener Volunteer Training February 18 in MariannaYou dont have to be a master gardener to become a Master Gar dener! The University of Florida and the Jackson, Gadsden and Washington County Extension services will be providing training for those persons wishing to become Master Gardener Volunteers. Being a Master Gar dener Volunteer with the University of Florida means helping local homeowners with their horticultural needs. Most Florida counties have an Extension Service where Master Gardeners help with homeowner related questions. Those Master Gardeners who are comfortable with speaking in public may also be asked to hand out university publications and answer questions at local events, speak at clubs and civic organizations and help with one of the many garden-related programs provided to the public. Master Gar deners also help tend to Demonstration Gardens, both in and around their county. Being a Master Gardener is a Not only do you get to pass-along your experiences and knowledge to those in need of it, but being a Master Gardener means continuing trips, seminars, conventions, Advanced Master Gardener Training, access to university publications and libraries and just hanging-out with a group of like-minded individuals. In order to become a Master Gardener Volunteer one takes a 60 hour, University Sponsored Course. This course provides a basic under standing of plants, how they work and what makes them go awry. This years course will cover basic plant botany, soils and what they mean to a plant, what is pH and why is it so important, fertilizers, good bugs and bad bugs, plant diseases, good and bad chemicals, invasive plants, native plants, ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts, pruning, propagation and planting. a citrus grove, an olive grove, a bee and honey farm, an inside look at Oglesby International and a guided nature walk through Florida Caverns State Park. One whole day will be dedicated to visiting the Univer sity of Floridas Research and Education Site in Quincy, their test gar dens and their Distance Diagnostic cluded in this years course, trainees will inoculate their own shiitake mushroom log and graft their own tree! The course will be held at the Jackson County Extension Service building located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. Classes will start Monday, Feb. 18 and run daily (M-F) for two weeks, ending Friday, Mar. 1. Each class will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run to approximately 3:30 p.m., except for day to arrive between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for registration. The cost for the entire program, including, propagation materials, printed courseware, morning coffee and snacks, two days of lunches and all the conver sation you can handle is only $120, payable by Friday, Feb. 15. In order to learn more about this wonderful opportunity and/or receive an application, call 482-9620, stop by 2741 Penn AVE in Marianna. All applications must be completed and returned no later than Friday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. 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.In Memory of Lee Mullis M.D.Smart 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 4320 5th A ve. 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Come to the library on the day of service and register with the librarian, who will give you an interview sheet assist you in the order registered. With AARP Tax-Aide tax prepara rect deposit can expect their refunds in seven to 13 days from the IRS tax return acceptance date. The AARP Foundation, in cooper ation with the IRS makes this service available to help senior citizens cope For more information, contact (850) 762-4367. If you're looking for a copy of The Calhoun-Liberty Journalyou shouldn't have to look too far!...and, if the racks are empty by the time you get to the store, we invite you to subscribe and make sure you receive a copy every week! Just send us your name and mailing address, along with a check for $18 per year, to: Journal SubscriptionsThe Calhoun-Liberty Journalis delivered every Wednesday morning to news racks in Calhoun & Liberty counties at these locations: CALHOUN COUNTY LIBERTY COUNTY


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013 Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417SCHOOL LUNCHMENUJan. 23 Jan. 29Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD Bristol Dental Clinic* Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole wheat buttered toast and juice. CALHOUN LIBERTY MENUS SPONSORED BY:Hosford School serves up a great timeHosford School Principal Jeff Sewell and Dean of Students & Instruction Seth Geiger, served up some delicious ice cream and toppings for a PBS (Positive Behavior Support) event on Friday, Jan. 11. Students earn paws based on demonstrating expected positive behavior in the classroom or around the campus. They can then use the paws to purchase rewards. Fridays reward event was an opportunity for Mr. Sewell and Mr. Geiger to greet, meet and treat several classes as they came to claim their reward. PANTHER BOOSTERS CLUB ASKING FOR HELP The Panther Boosters club is asking for your help in becoming a member or renewing your membership. We have several donor levels available. For more information call 3798480. EIGHTH GRADE PLANS CAR WASH FUNDRAISER JAN. 26 Hosford School eighth grade class is having a Car Wash Saturday, Jan. 26 at Hosford Elementary and Jr. High School from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. if weather permits. This is a fundraiser for the eighth grade trip they will be taking in May. Please bring your vehicle by and help us out if you can. We appreciate everyone that has helped with all of the fundraisers that we have done since school started this year. The car wash will have a minimum donation of $5 or whatever you want to give to help us get to Orlando.ing night Monday, Jan. 14 in honor of Department of Educations Literacy Week. Over 50 parents and students attended this event which offered a time for students to read and take Accelerated Reader quizzes as well as participate in fun winter activities. W.R. Tolar staff is very appreciative of all of the par ents and students who took time out of their busy schedules to attend this event. Our next reading night event will be hosted by the Kindergarten teachers Monday, Feb. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school media center. We look forward to seeing even more parents and students in attendance for this event. The Calhoun County-wide 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest for the elementary and middle school divisions was held Monday evening, January 14, at the Calhoun County Library. School winners from Altha Public School, Blountstown Elementary School, Blountstown Middle School and Carr School competed for the county honor. In the elementary division, Carson Hatchett, from Blountstown Elemen last year at the county-wide contest as Summer Stone, Carr School was awarded second place and Addison OBryan, Altha Public School was third. In the middle school division, Hannah Nickell, Blountstown Middle went to Madison Boggs, Altha Public School, and third place was awarded to Terrell Hope, Carr School.LEFT: ELEMENTARY DIVISION WINNERS: Carson Hatchett, Summer Stone and Addison OBryan. RIGHT: MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION WINNERS: Hannah Nickell and Madison Boggs. Not pictured, Terrell Hope. BES NEWSCARSON HATCHETT WINS TROPICANA SPEECH CONTEST Hatchett, won the County Wide Tropicana Speech Contest Monday night. Carson had already won from his pod, then the county wide winner. Carsons favorite subject in school is science. His brother guided him as he prepared for the speech contest making sure he pronounced his words correctly and didnt stutter. HONOR ASSEMBLY The Honor Assembly for the second nine weeks was held Friday, Jan.18, at B.E.S. Students that made all As or all As and Bs on their report cards were honored. The fourth grade chorus sang two songs, includ ing Free At Last honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. TEEN TRENDSETTERS JANUARY VISIT On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Teen Trendsetters from hour of reading. BHS students paired up with their third grader and had an excit ing activity planned that was enjoyed by all. Thanks to the trendsetters for their time spent preparing and the energy they brought with them! KINDERGARTEN CELEBRATES LITERACY WEEK Kindergarten celebrated Literacy Week with different activities. Mrs. Shulers Class read the book Where The Wild Things Are and they made monster toast with bread, milk and food coloring. Mrs. Barretts class read books about penguins and then they made penguin snacks from Oreo cookies and candy corn. CATS CUISINE by Brianna YonAltha School Culinary Department will be hosting the next Cats Cuisine on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Regular diners with Cats Cuisine please note the date change (as our regular serving day is Thursday), but with our district SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) review team visiting our district this week we have been asked to serve Tuesday so that the visiting team will be able to eat with us as well. The menu is an adapta tion of Olive Garden and includes Salad, Breadsticks, Chicken Scampi with Linguine Noodles. For dessert we will be having Raspberry Tiramisu. The seatings are 11:40 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. and take-out orders are available. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 25. You can make reservations by calling Mrs. Granger at (850) 762-3121. The price is $6. Project Graduation will be hosting a 5K and One Mile Fun Run Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. (CT) at the Altha Area Recreation Complex. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., with the run starting at 8 a.m. The One Mile Fun Run will be mediately after. Entry fees are as follows: person For more information, call Michelle Lytle at (850) 643-7677 or Dawn Kent at (850) 557-1027. Registration forms can be picked up at Wildcat Den or Altha Public School.Altha Project Graduation 5K and one mile run Jan. 26Jake Brown, Julia Roder ick and Justin Terry have all won at the district level in FCCLA and have earned the right to compete at the State Conference in March. Jake received a silver medal in the Talent Competition. He wrote and performed a song on the guitar. Julia competed in FCCLA Writes. She wrote a short story relating to this years FCCLA state theme and targets. The theme for this year is FCCLA-The Best Kept Secret. Julia received a gold medal at the district level. Justin competed in Job Interview Competition and received a silver medal at district. In this event, he had to decide on a job he would like to pursue. He then compiled a portfolio and participated in a mock job interview. These students will be selling Rada Cutlery to help fund their trip to state competition. The also have a few BHS season. Please let Mrs. Nancy Mears know if you would like to purchase any of these items and assist these students as they work toward funding their trip to the state FCCLA Conference in March.BHS FCCLA members to compete at state in March


JANUARY 23, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com 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. Telephone (850) 674-2266 Y our 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& CrematoryADA MAUDELL GRANT HEWETT PINE VIEW, GAAda Maudell Grant Hewett, 99, of Pine View, GA, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 Gideon Fund, 17667 Main Street North, Blountstown, JOHN WINDON GODWIN John W indon Godwin, 71, of Quincy, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 in Marianna. CHERYL JOHNSON BUTLER cousins. TONY ROSS YOWELL, SR. Boyd. MARY WILLIE ELLIOT W A TSON Street, Quincy, FL 32351. JULIE LEONARD SMITH OBITUARIESBig Bend Hospice Celebrating 30 years and growing strong counties. see. for the weary at heart. When her son, Volunteer Luncheon.


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013 Call Beth Eubanksyour full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 T upperware 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 elinesBristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD Marching in memory ofDR. KINGThe annual Martin Luther King march began Monday morning at Blountstown City Hall and head ed up S.R. 20 to River Street, ending up at St. Mary Church. Elected ofmembers and community members all joined in for the annual march. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS December 2012 November 2012 December 2011 Unemployment Unemployment Unemployment County Labor Force Employment Level Rate (%) Labor Force Employment Level Rate (%) Labor Force Employment Level Rate (%) Calhoun 5751 5328 423 7.4% 5787 5348 439 7.6% 5787 5255 532 9.2% Holmes 8758 8189 569 6.5% 8783 8193 590 6.7% 8833 8145 688 7.8% Jackson 22394 20966 1428 6.4% 22445 20985 1460 6.5% 22389 20594 1795 8.0% Liberty 3319 3102 217 6.5% 3349 3131 218 6.5% 3302 3045 257 7.8% Washington 9867 9041 826 8.4% 9907 9066 841 8.5% 10108 9056 1052 10.4% Region 50089 46626 3463 6.9% 50271 46723 3548 7.1% 50419 46095 4324 8.6% Comparison of November 2012 to October 2012 Comparison of November 2012 to November 2011 Unemployment Unemployment County Labor Force Employment Level Rate (%) County Labor Force Employment Level Rate (%) Calhoun -36 -20 -16 -0.2% Calhoun -36 73 -109 -1.8% Holmes -25 -4 -21 -0.2% Holmes -75 44 -119 -1.3% Jackson -51 -19 -32 -0.1% Jackson 5 372 -367 -1.6% Liberty -30 -29 -1 0.0% Liberty 17 57 -40 -1.2% Washington -40 -25 -15 -0.1% Washington -241 -15 -226 -2.0% Region -182 -97 -85 -0.1% Region -330 531 -861 1.6%Unemployment Comparisons for Counties Served by the Chipola Regional Workforce Development BoardNote: The above is calculated using information released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. By comparision since the November report the region has shown a labor force decrease of 182, and employment decrease of 97 and a decrease in those unemployed of 85. When compared to information from one year ago the same five county region has experienced a labor force decrease of 330, and employment increase of 531, and decrease in those unemployed of 861. The region has shown a one year unemployment percentage decrease of 1.6%. All counties except Washington have shown an increase in the number of people employed. Unemployment comparisons for counties served by the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board




Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013Plans for Tri-County Agricultural Park discussedby Liliane Parbot, contributing writerIf it takes one year to invest $1 million into a $10 million project, will it take another nine years to complete it? The future will tell! We have been working on this for eight to 10 years, Ken Sheppard said. The original project was $10 million and we are one million into it now. Sheppard was at the Calhoun County Commission meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15 with renditions of the future Tri-County Agricultural Park, which already has been approved by all three counties: Liberty, Calhoun and Gulf. Following the meeting, Commissioner Lee Lee Brown walked over to Sheppard to take a closer look at the pictures. I think it will be great for all three counties, said us in our three counties; its a blessing. The Tri-County Agricultural Park is to hold many community activities, such as farmers markets, animal sales, rodeos and there will be an RV park for participants, whether they are farmers, animal owners or others, according to Sheppard. There will be a pavilion for the farmers markets and barns for animals. The main one-story building will be 375 feet in length and 275 feet wide. It will event coordinator, veterinarian clinic and more. The project is sanctioned by the Florida Department of Agriculture, Sheppard said and much of the funding comes from the Legislature, government funding and grants. On Jan. 15 Sheppard addressed the board, saying: We are just asking for additional assistance, which the board approved. Calhoun was the third county to be approached with this request and the other two have already approved it. Donations are also greatly appreciated. If someone wants to donate $9 million, well be very happy, Sheppard said after the meeting. Donations of all sizes can be sent to: 16834 S. W. 16th ST, Blountstown, FL 32424, or Sheppard can be reached at: (850) 674-4511. The project seems well supported by all. It was something that needed to be pushed through to make it happen, Brown said. In other business, Director of Public Work and Grants Coordinator Joe Wood asked and obtained the boards permission to restore the survey markers of a property. The concrete markers were destroyed during a recent resurfacing of the street. Angie Smith, Emergency Management director, brought up the need to resurface Aola Road. Also, Jim Brooks and Vicki Montford brought the board up to date on the Catalyst Site Project funded through the Department of Economic Opportunity and administered here by Opportunity Florida of Marianna which has applied and received a Rural Infrastructure Fund Grant to assist in the construction of a wireless broadband network in support of nine rural hospitals. Other high impact economic development activities are also taking place. Presently a majority of staff time is spent on the broadband grant, Brooks said. The $24 million federal grant will bring high-speed internet access to the underserved counties in the RACECs (Floridas Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern). Florida has three RACECs, two in North Florida and one west of Lake Okeechobee. The eight counties included in this area are: Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Washington, Jackson and Holmes. The ultimate goal is to bring industries, create well-paying jobs, capital investment opportunities and economic growth throughout all of the eight counties.Joe Wood, the director of Public Work and Grants coordinator, addresses the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners last weeks meeting. Following last weeks meeting, Ken Sheppard and Calhoun County Commissioner Lee Lee Brown discuss the many Calhoun, Liberty and Gulf counties. LILIANE P ARBOT PHOTOS As many citizens of Calhoun Coun ty know, Mrs. Teresa Curl is a muchloved teacher at Blountstown High School. She is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia at Shands Hospital. Many people throughout the county are selling Team Curl tee-shirts to show our love and support to her. Friday, Jan. 25 is the last day to turn in orders to Dana Ayers at Blountstown High School. If you or your friends have been selling orders, please turn them and the money in to BHS by the deadline. Thank you for all of your help with this project.Community shows support for teacher Teresa Curl and her battle with cancer Hog Butchering Day heldThe weather was perfect and the crowd good for the hog butchering Saturday at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. We had snow birds from Canada and New York as well as visitors from all over the Panhandle. It takes many hours and hands to prepare for the day. Thursday was spent butchering a pig that was prepared Friday for the sausage, haslet stew, crackling, sauce and pigs feet served Saturday. Our thanks to David White for butchering and heart to the children as well as those who helped with cutting off the meat. Country breakfast was prepared by caretak ers Sam and Linda Carmen with eggs donated by Granny Smith Farms. The back bone and rice for lunch was cooked by Roman Wood and vegetables were cooked by Francis Price. The setting up and cleaning up was done by our resident volunteers. Our appreciation to all that generously donated their time to make the day a success. This event is just one of our events held here at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement that preserves our heritage. ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL as well as online with . CLJN ews.COM Email: thejournal@fairpoint.net


Page 15 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 23, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. Electric dryer, in good condition, $100. Call 237-2644. 1-16, 1-23 CARS1992 Buick Century, four door, automatic, 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder, heat and air, very clean, $1,495 OBO. Call 762-8301 or 557-5896. 1-16, 1-23 TRUCKS1995 Chevy S-10, 4.3 liter, AC, bed liner, tinted windows, dark blue, 129,000 miles, runs great, $2,250. Call after 5 p.m. to 6742215. 1-23, 1-302002 Dodge Conversion van, high top, 49,000 original miles, $8,000 OBO. Call 447-0526. 1-23, 1-302002 Chevy Suburban, less than 72,000 miles, 5.3 V8 engine, push button start, 4WD, tow package, CD & cassette player, moonroof, $14,900. Call 762-8631. 1-16, 1-231992 Dodge Dakota, 193,000 miles, good tires, in good condition, $2,000 OBO. Call 447-1533. 1-16, 1-23 VEHICLE ACCESSORIESTransmission 700R4, Chevrolet, automatic, $250 OBO. Call 4473663. 1-16, 1-23 PETS/SUPPLIESLab and Pitt Bull mix, black male, over one year old, not aggressive with other dogs, amazing with kids, needs room to play, free to a good home. Call after 5 p.m. on weekdays to (850) 323-0404. 1-23, 1-30Adult Chihuahua, small, dark red, house broken, answers by the name Candy, very good pet, free to a good home. Serious inquires only to 674-6940. 1-23, 1-30Male goats, two, one small, one large. Call 762-8386 for more information. 1-23, 1-30House cat, full grown, $25. Call 674-3033 or 272-8677. 1-16, 1-23 WANTEDWanted cabinet mounted microwave and gas stove with oven for travel trailer. Call 693-0898. 1-23, 1-30Wanted someone to repair table saw and chop saw motors.. Call 643-2201. 1-23, 1-30Horse trainer someone to break a horse. Call 674-3264. 1-16, 1-23Home retired couple with dog looking for a home within 20 minutes of Bristol or Blountstown. Needs to be 3 BD and include a carport, garage or shed. Needed for long term. Call (941) 4233698. 1-16, 1-23 ITEMS FOR SALEVintage 1940s Emerson radio with leather handle, brown fabric covering and Bakelite knobs, great look and condition for display, measures 9 1/2 H x 12 W x 51/2 D, $35. Four collectible Sears Flora Ironstone scalloped plates, 7 1/2, very nice, perfect for wall hanging display, $14. Call 6437567 or 674-5257. Call 643-7567 or 674-5257. 1-23, 1-30Wooden Country General Store display cabinet, can be wall mounted or counter top, hinged glass door with latch, measures 37 H x 23 1/2 W x 7 1/2 D, $58. Cherry victorian wall unit with two nice serpentine shelves, four pegs for hanging items, measures 21 H x 25 1/2 W x 8 D, $54. Call 6437567 or 674-5257. 1-23, 1-30Original oil painting of magnolia blossoms, black background, ready to frame canvas stretched over form or hang as is, signed by local artist, great condition, $35. Old Victorian framed picture of Mother holding sleeping baby, wired for hanging, must see to appreciate, $54 OBO; Gold ornate Victorian frame, perfect for a picture or mirror, measures 30 H x 26 W x 5 1/2 D, wired for hanging, in great condition, $55. Call 643-7567 or 674-5257. 1-23, 1-30Baby girl clothes, size 0 5T. Call 447-5485 for more information. 1-23, 1-30Stainless steel double sink, in good condition, make offer. Call 643-7567 or 674-5257. 1-23, 1-30Miss Me jeans, size 5, only worn once, $75. Call 762-2009. 1-23, 1-30Wedding dress, size 18, $65. Call 237-2644. 1-16, 1-23All coats 50% off and many other great deals. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown. Phone 6741818. UFN FURNITUREElectric recliner, burgundy, like new, $500. Call 447-5485. 1-23, 1-30Recliners, two large size, $25 each. Queen mattress, clean, padded on both sides, $25. Call 674-1367. 1-16, 1-23La-z-Boy furniture, multi-colored, reclining sofa, $100, reclining love seat, $50 and leather recliner, teal, $100. Sold as a set or separately. Call 643-7248. 1-16, 1-23Chest of drawers, four drawers, $35. Call 237-2644. 1-16, 1-23Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN APPLIANCESFreezer, full size, in great condition, $500 OBO. Call 5733155. -23, 1-30 Welder, for small job. Call 6743264. 1-16, 1-23 ELECTRONICSSony PSP II games, $5 each; Sony PS II games, $5 each; DVD recorder, brand new, still in box, includes remote, $40. Call 2372644. 1-16, 1-23Toshiba satellite laptop, fully loaded, dual core processor, printer, scanner, copy, and fax machine, Call 674-1367. 1-16, 1-23 HEAVY EQUIPMENTColeman central heating and air unit, 3 1/2 ton, with heating strips, $500. Call 447-5485. 1-23, 1-301957 Oliver Super 55 tractor, four cylinder, 30 hp diesel, 3 point hitch, runs great, $1,800. Call 6748392. 1-23, 1-30 HUNTING & FISHING1998 Sportsman river boat, new carpet, nice trailer, dual storage boxes, $800. Call 573-8094. 1-23, 1-30 14 ft. Scandy White boat, deep sides, wide bottom, in excellent condition, $3,000. Call 573-8094. 1-23, 1-301999 Carolina Skiff boat, 90 hp Mercury motor, loaded, everything included, $8,000. Call 447-0526. 1-23, 1-30Barnett Quad 400 crossbow, 350 FPS, 3 X 9 scope, back sling, arrow holder, in mint condition, $300. Call 674-1367. 1-16, 1-23 1990 Randall Craft glass boat, stick steering, with 1996 40 hp Johnson motor, many extras, $3,000. Call 570-8802. 1-16, 1-23 HOMES & LAND1/2 Acre Lot Located on 22nd Street in Blountstown, septic tank, power pole, and access to city water. For more information call 447-0201. 1-16, 1-23 CAMPERS/RVS2002 motor home, less than 7,000 miles, 36 ft., two slide outs, hydraulic leveling system, one owner, well maintained. Call (850) 627-6148 for more information. 1-23 to 2-13 LOST & FOUNDLost Beagle and Jack Russell mixed, male, brown and white, answers to the name Tink. Last seen Thursday, Jan. 17 around City Tire in Blountstown. Greatly missed, will travel to pick him up. Please call 674-4738 or 445-5534 with any information. 1-23, 1-30 NEED A VEHICLE!!!!Buy Here Pay Here $0 down, 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title Steve 334-803-9550 REAL EST A TEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Phone (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 Tri-Land Inc. Broker(813) 253-3258 OWNER FINANCINGNO QUALIFYING For Rent in ALTHA762-9555, 447-0581 or 762-8597 Very 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 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 3 BD, 2 BA double wide home on 14+ acres. Close to town and excellent for horses and 4-wheelers.Asking $60,000Call for more info (850) 643-1566Handyman SpecialIN Bristol FOR Sale Feb. 2 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 KING OF HYDRAULIC HOSESnapaonline.com 3 BD, 1 BA, Large Living Space 2 BD, 2 BA, Small home, ideal for couple. Both Well maintained, nice lots Central Heat and Air, References Required.~ NO PETS PLEASE ~House For Rent I B Call 643-6646 $65,000(850) 643-1566 House FOR Sale IN Apalachicola New Home for sale in Altha $115,000 Call 762-81851-23 T 2-13 STARSCOPE F AMOUS BIRTHDAYS Week of Jan. 20 ~ Jan. 26, 2013


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