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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: 02-20-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
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Sheriff's Log, Arrest Reports......2 Birthdays.....4 Obituaries.....13 THE W ednesday FEB. 20, 2013 Vol. 33, No. 8 50 includes tax U.S. Supreme Court rules in States favor in Liberty County Dog Sniff case TALLAHASSEE The United State Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of the State of Florida in Florida v. Clay ton Harris, deciding that police dog Aldos sniff constituted probable cause for Liber to search Clayton Harris vehicle for ille gal drugs. The Courts decision is impor standards governing their reliance on drug detection dogs, a common law enforce ment practice. This victory is paramount to preserv to use police dog alerts to locate illegal drugs and arrest those who possess them, stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. The Supreme Court correctly held that a police dogs reliability is determined through a common-sense evaluation of the relevant circumstances, rather than through a rigid set of judge-created requirements. The Supreme Court unanimously re versed the Florida Supreme Courts judg ment and declared, Because training records established Aldos reliability in detecting drugs and Harris failed to under mine that showing, we agree with the trial search Harriss truck. by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty County Jail inmate in custody after he fled from court following a bond revocation hearing Feb. 4 is facing additional charges after he was caught with drugs and a cell phone. As the jail staff was getting ready to search inmates following their Sunday visitation, Lt. Reggie Ethridge discovered a Samsung cell phone, 5.7 grams of marijuana, .7 grams of cocaine, some loose leaf tobacco with rolling papers, a cell phone charger and a Boost mobile calling card on the It didnt take it belonged to. They checked the phone and found several text messages indicating it was being used by Brodrick J. Alls, 23, of Quincy. Messages from the previous day Alls was requesting be smuggled in to him. Alls initially denied the items were his but later asked to speak with Ethridge, Capt. Wes Harsey and Capt. Tim Partridge. In that meeting, he gave a taped confession that a family member had brought in the he realized he was about to be searched. He did not identify the family member and there was no clear images showing the exchange on the jails security cameras. All was charged with introduction of contraband in to a county detention facility, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Inmate caught with cell phone,cocaine, marijuana & tobacco BRODRICK ALLS CALHOUNLIBERTY J OURNA L by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Whether or not you believe in Bigfoot, you can be sure of one thing: Tyler Bounds loves his job. Im getting paid to go around the country to camp with friends to go look for Bigfoot, he says. Although hes listed as a production associate in the show credits for the Animal Planet program Finding Bigfoot, he says his actual job is as an outdoor tech. He puts together the tents, the tools and the cooking equipment before they head into the woods. Hes the guy who accompanies one of the shows key members when they do their solo overnighter in the woods looking for evidence of the mysterious Sasquatch. While theyre walking around in the dark, wearing night vision goggles and armed with a recorder in hopes of catching a Bigfoot howl, Tyler is following behind with a thermal camera. And last week, he was the guy who went to talk to the kids at Hosford School. The response from the sixth, seventh and eight-graders he met was amazing, he said. He was set up to give his computer presentation, with video clips, photos and other information about the show when he stepped in front of the group last Thursday morning at the school. hands started going up, he said. I pretty much abandoned my presentation and started answering questions. The students wanted to know what he had seen and what he thought about the possibility of Bigfeet roaming the nations backwoods. Bigfoot believers think there are hundreds, if not a few thousand of the elusive creatures thriving across the country. There were some great questions, he said. One girl asked a couple of questions that got me thinking. The student wanted to know that if the Bigfeet were so adaptable to different terrains, weather and ecosystems, why arent they proliferating and why arent we seeing them? See BIGFOOT continued on page 16 Bigfoot researcher talks with students Tyler Bounds, who is in Liberty County with the crew from Animal Planets Finding Bigfoot show, speaks with Hosford students. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO Safe or Out? See page 12 Family Reading Night at Tolar See page 7 Find out how a visit from a reality show crew member led to a memorable week of teaching ....... PAGE 16 Jim McClellan shares his own take on how we should handle interest in Bigfoot ..... PAGE 9 UNDER WATER Recent rains have sent rivers rising and landings disappear ing. ABOVE: The Willis Bridge is partially submerged in the Chi pola River. LEFT: The Blountstown Landing. BELOW: The double yellow line of a watery John Redd Road is barely visible. CELEBRATING Black History Month Page 3 JEAN WEEKS PHOTOS


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 20, 2013 CALHOUN COUNTY February 12 Cristy L. Dawsey, posses sion of meth, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, VOSP, CCSO. Thomas Charles Dawsey, possession of meth, posses sion of drug paraphernalia, VOSP, CCSO. February 14 Simon Jared Hathaway, failure to appear (two counts), CCSO. February 15 Savannah Downum, VOP, CCSO. February 18 John Charles Lafallette, criminal use of personal iden LIBERTY COUNTY February 11 Donnie Lee Newburn do mestic battery (warrant), LCSO February 13 Cristy Love Dawsey holding for CCSO, CCSO Sabra White DUI, LCSO Curtis Lipford, failure to ap pear, petty theft, LCSO. February 14 Jaret Ammons, driving with license suspended or revoked, LCSO. Johnny McClendon VOSP, LCSO February 15 Katie Varnum, petty theft, LCSO. Savannah Downum holding for CCSO, CCSO February 16 Victor Beckwith, DUI felony, driving with license suspended or revoked, FHP. Jennifer P. Beck, DUI, pos session of marijuana, LCSO. Milan Hicks possession of schedule III narcotic, driving with license suspended or re voked, LCSO Kaila Odom, possession of meth, possession of listed chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia, LCSO. February 17 Brodrick Alls, possession of cocaine, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, introduction of contraband into a detention facility, LCSO. SHERIFFS LOG arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. CITATIONS ISSUED: Accidents ........................................................................03 ............................................................................11 Special details Business alarms ..............................................................................03 Residential alarms ..........................................................................01 ...............................................................................47 Feb. 11 through Feb. 17, ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks A Tallahassee woman was charged with DUI and her passenger was cited for having an open container stopped a westbound 1999 When the driver pulled over, half of the car was still in the unable to produce a drivers license, proof of insurance or proof of registration. getting out of the vehicle and maintaining her balance, While waiting for a tow truck, White slipped her no point in putting me in these. White was then taken to jail, where she was given a breath test to determine her level of intoxication. Her samples resulted in readings of .204 and .202, more than two and a half times the legal limit of .08. registration, no proof of insurance, expired tag less than six months and failure to have her drivers license on her person. Her bond was set at $2,500. The passenger, Mitchel Valencia, was cited for Woman arrested for DUI after stop for expired tag Argument outside store ends with battery arrest argument. The victim, who is from Newburn, in the parking lot at Crows Corner so he could their two girls, age 3 and 6. She said she tried to leave when their meeting became argumentative, with then following her to her car. She said she was sitting in the drivers seat with her door open when Newburn grabbed her under the jaw and pushed her head up and then to the right. She well as large red marks on her upper chest. hands on the woman, and said he even hugged and kissed his daughters before he left. drinking. Bristol Woman charged for pawning borrowed air compressor from boyfriend A Bristol woman was compressor and ring that her been pawned. Richard Tharpe reported the items missing after be valued at $100, had been pawned but was picked up with the shop owner. She was released on her own recognizance following her arrest Feb. 15. DONNIE L NEWBURN SABRA WHITE A Sumatra woman and an Eastpoint man are being methamphetamine and pills were found in their vehicle Road and SR 20, noticed the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. A computer check showed Hicks license had been expired and he had no insurance. had not slept. suspended license. During a search of the vehicle, a plastic bag a glass pipe, two straws and burnt tinfoil with meth residue was found inside a purse on the passengers Two nasal decongestant tablets, like those used to make meth, were found in an outside pocket of the purse. white powder that tested positive as methamphetamine. found behind the drivers visor. purse. She stated she had purchased the cold pills that to make methamphetamine. his visor. Hicks was charged with possession of a Schedule III narcotic and driving with license suspended or revoked. methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of drug paraphernalia. MILAN HICKS KAILA ODOM man was charged with while license revoked at SR 20 and Freeman Road around 2:41 a.m. when he noticed a car approach the stop sign and saw that the driver was not wearing his seat belt. learned that the driver, Victor Beckwith, had a revoked license. As noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. After failing a roadside told the trooper he had consumed two beers. At the jail, he gave two breath samples to determine his level of intoxication. The first sample was a .131, the second resulted in a .128, both over the legal limit of .08. evidence of methamphetamine Deputies accompanied went to the residence of Thomas children on Feb. 12. home and found the following: burnt methamphetamine residue was found in a wastebasket in the couples bedroom. same bedroom. located three pieces of tin foil with burn making meth, and two stripped lithium batteries. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of state probation. VICTOR BECKWITH CHRISTY L. DAWSEY THOMAS C. DAWSEY ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CLJ N ews .COM KATIE VARNUM


The Blount stown Blasters swept the Jackson County Bulldogs in three games to win their first tourna ment ever on Sat urday, Feb. 16. The Blasters dominated with pitching. Ryan Wooden combined for six strikeouts in a 12-6 win. Carson Ramsey started and Trace Mears closed out a second game shutout. Ethan Gro ver posted eleven strikeouts and gave up one hit over four innings in the 12-2 championship win. Trace Mears lead the Blasters with four hits. Mears also made some excellent defensive plays. Kellen Speights, Jordan Pride and Ethan Gro ver had three hits each. Speights, one of the best pitchers on the team, was originally scheduled to close the championship win but the game was called after the Blasters gained a ten run lead. The Blasters are in action again this Saturday in Bainbridge. Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 20, 2013 The Calhoun County Legislative Delegation will be holding a public hearing in Blountstown, Monday, February 25 at 6:15 p.m. (CT) The hearing will be held in the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners tral Avenue East in Blountstown. to attend. This hearing will allow the citizens the opportunity to meet their legislators, discuss concerns, ask questions and offer comments NOTICE OF PUBILC HEARING Dont get stopped in your tracks. Premium namebrand tires Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777 Whaley Whaley A large selection of new and used cars are Chipola NEWS FROM THE PEWS CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford will be host ing Only By Grace Ministries' production of "The Ring" this Sunday morning, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. (EST). "The Ring" is a modern day theatrical produc tion of the parable of the prodigal son. This incredible and moving event has been trav eling all over the country presenting the Gospel. After the morning service, there will be a covered dish lunch. As always we have breakfast each Sunday morning at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:30 a.m., so please be our guest this Sunday. For more information, please call Rev. Kyle Peddie at 556-1881. ST. MARY M.B. CHURCH St. Mary M.B. Church invites you to celebrate with them their 101st Anniversary from February 22 24, 2013. On Friday, Feb. 22, services will begin at 6:30 p.m. with host speaker Dr. Edward Brigham of True Holiness Church of God In Christ. Black and white at tire should be worn for these services. Saturday, Feb. 23 services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker for the evening will be Superintendent Reed from St. Luke Church of God In Christ. The evenings attire is your choice. Sunday services on Feb. 24 will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature African attire. Guest speaker will be Elder Joseph Franklin of Tallahassee. The 3 p.m. services will host speaker Modera tor Young of First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Panama City. Royal Blue and white or gray attire is preferred for this service. Come one and all and help us celebrate this blessed time. For more details contact Sister Sharon Williams or Pastor C.L. Wilson at 674-8099. MOSLEY RAE SANSOM Telogia. Her grandparents are Chad and Laurie Finuff of Blue Creek and Danny and at Veterans Memorial Park with family and friends. IAN EDWARD KOMBRINCK Ian Edward Kombrinck, son of Jonathan and Moya Kombrinck, of Pittsboro, He is the grandson of Bruce and Adronna Kombrinck of Blountstown. He loves to dance, play with his musi cal toys and eat Nonnas chicken and rice. MALONA MAE PULLAM Malona Mae pullam daughter of Kerstin Peddie and Anthony Pullam of Hosford. Her grandparents are Hilda and Charles Pippin, Monroe and Katrina Peddie and Anne and Charlie Pullam. Her greatgrandparents are Darleen Peddie, Jackelene Pullam Joiner. FENTON LEE REDDICK Fenton Lee Reddick son of Austin Reddick and celebrated his birthday with a Cars party at the park with family and friends. ALLY GRACE BROWN Ally Grace Brown celebrated of Meagan Reddick of Bristol and Rich Brown, Jr. her birthday with a Princess party at the park with family and friends. Birth days GRACE ELIZABETH COLEMAN nounce the birth of their daughter, Grace Elizabeth Coleman, Her grandparents are Taff and Gerry Carr of Grand Ridge, Gene and Vicky Coleman and David and Faye Duncan, all of Bristol. Grace enjoys visits from her family and friends. Birth Front: Ethan Grover, Jordan Pride, Trace Mears Middle: Carson Ramsey The family of Aravat Jackson, a student at Chat tahoochee Ele mentary School, announce that he was named to the principals list by making all As for two consecutive nine weeks. Aravat will en joy a trip to the Jacksonville Zoo in Jacksonville along with other classmates. Aravat is the son of Yvette Beckwith-Akins of Bristol and Derek R. Jackson of Chattahoochee. His proud grandparents are Verna White of Chattahoochee, Patricia Beck with of Bristol and Derek O. and Meldra Jackson of Cottondale. His greatgrandparents are Lareatha Bellamy and Nook and Lillie C. Proctor, all of Chattahoochee. Aravat Jackson of Chattahoochee makes principals list and all As ACHIEVEMENT


FEBRUARY 20, 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, FL POSTMASTER: 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 (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFF Johnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews 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! 5,347 Wednesday, February 20 Saturday, February 23 Thursday February 21 Friday, February 22 TODAYS MEETINGS noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail TODAYS MEETINGS AA 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Courthouse 7 p.m., Fire House Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty Hospital 6 p.m., Emergency Mgt. Building on Spring St., Bristol r Board Meeting at 6 p.m. at Emergency Management Building. Bristol Girl Scout Troop #303, 6:30 p.m., The Club, Bristol. Monday, February 25 Tuesday, February 26 Sunday, February 24 TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha VFD AA 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 pm., First United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. Marianna. 7 p.m., Apalachee Rest. Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford TODAYS MEETINGS 9 a.m., W. T. Neal Civic Center 7 p.m., 6 p.m., Apalachee Rest. 5-8 p.m. (CT), WT Neal Civic Center, Blountstown 7 p.m., Voting house in Rock Bluff Ladies Night DANCE 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown BIRTHDAYS Nancy Foran, Kate Hester, BIRTHDAYS ~ BIRTHDAYS Tony Patterson BIRTHDAYS ~ BIRTHDAYS BIRTHDAYS Pam Skinner, BIRTHDAYS The Blount stown Pub lic Library announces that D.J. Phillabaum, local author, will be here Saturday, Mar. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the book signing of Once and Forever Love. She will be at the round table to the right of library entrance. During her visit she will move into the Adult Reading Room, where cookies and coffee will be served, and give a few Donna has been an avid reader all her life and Stephen King was her favorite author growing up. "I have been to his house in Bangor, ME" she says. Much later in life, she has enjoyed Lee Child and James Patterson as well as "a very good local author, Michael Lister". Once and Forever Love is an adult romance about Jeanie Ashford and her look back on her life. The book journeys through Miamisburg and West Carrollton, OH; Bristol, FL; Tucson, AZ and Anchorage, AK...six once knew and so very much wants to experience again at which point she embarks on a very dangerous mission. Join us March 9 to learn more about this story. Local author to ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD Create a stir with the Tupperware Collection. Entertain NEW Your Tupperware Consultant Tupperware Come and join us. Life is made up of moments its not the mon ey you spend but the moments you share with your family, your friends and neighbors and perhaps your com munity service. Raising money for scholarships, being an advocate for the youth of the community, Angel Projects and projections for many good and wonderful services yet to be rendered and all the while having a great time with a group of great gals! Thats your Liberty County Womens Club and we are looking for you. The Liberty County Womens Club had a wonderful meeting Val entines Day. Our guest was LCHS junior Odra Chapman, who is a very talented singer. She entertained us with the song, Good Morning Bal timore from the show Hairspray, in which Odra stars as Tracie. We are all so proud of Odra trying out for the production at Chipola College and winning the role. The Womens Club is planning to car pool and catch Odra in Hairspray on Sunday, Mar. 17 for a matinee per formance. If any ladies would like to join us, please call Connie at 3483554. Tickets are $8. Please join us for our next meet ing that will be hosted by the Vet erans Memorial Railroad. We will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Train Depot. We are look ing for community minded women as we get ready to plan fundraisers for a Scholarship Grant to go to a Liberty County Student. Please call Connie at 348-3554 to verify so we may set a place for you at our table. Dont forget to support our com munity Music and Arts programs. The Arts Council will present Guys and Dolls at our Civic Center on and may be purchased at Centennial Bank, Buy Rite Drugs or Myrlenes Beauty Salon. Liberty Womens Club plans trip to see Hairspray ; next meeting to be held March 14 Spring Farm Day at Landmark Park planned March 16 Spring Farm Day will take place on March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Landmark Park in Dothan. Turn back the clock 100 years and experience living history demonstra tions of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, plowing with draft animals, basket weaving, quilting and other traditional spring farm activities. Plus, the Old Time Fiddlers Convention. Admission cost is adults, $8; senior citizens and active military, $6; chil dren, $4; members, free. Visit www.landmarkpark.com for registration forms to demonstrate plowing, become a food vendor or an arts and crafts vendor, or enter the A special educational presenation of Spring Farm Day, Rural Heritage Day, will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15 for preregistered school groups only. Teachers may register for Rural Her


Republicans are seen, and most Republicans see themselves, as the anti-government party. Republi can solutions to most of the countrys problems be gin with, or at a minimum include, shrinking the size, scope and spending of government -unless youre discussing the military budget. Democrats, in stark contrast, mostly believe the government can be and has been an instrument of both social justice and eco nomic growth. Somebody much smarter than I, with a dollop of cynicism, once observed that American voters send pro-government Democrats to Washington to be sure government offers and that those same voters send anti-tax Republicans to Washington so that they, the voters, will not have to pay for those government ser vices. An old Irish saying held that the Devil was an angel until he started knocking his old hometown. There is no recorded evidence that President Barack Obama has ever heard this line. But he certainly does, especially for a Democrat, spend a lot of time knocking his adopted hometown of Washington -a place he has spent the better part of six years of his life and a couple of billion dollars in order to live in its most prestigious public housing. To a crowd in Seattle, the president announced, Its good to be outside of Washington. Nevadans heard Obama declare: You know, its always a plea sure to get out of Washington. Washington is OK, but its nice taking time to talk to Americans of every walk of life outside the nations capital. Cannon Falls, Minn.: So I am very pleased to be out of Washington. Strongsville, Ohio: Good to be here in the Buckeye State. And its even better to be out of Washington for a while. Why so eager to leave D.C.? To Asheville, N.C.: Not much listening (in Washington), too much political point-scoring. To Racine, Wis.: But its wonderful to be here, and its just nice to get out of Washington. Co lumbus, Ohio, heard the president criticize sharply the kind of game-playing weve gotten used to in Washington, while Denver learned that a lot of ers dont much like or trust Washington? Neither, if you listen to what he has said, does their Democratic president. Who can argue, after Obama became the only U.S. president since hero Dwight David Eisenhower, to win a majority of the popular vote in successive national elections, that voters have not been charmed or impressed by the presidents anti-Washington lyr ics? But missing from such rhetoric is the Democrats historic summons to a public sector that abolished slavery, ended racial segregation, saved the Great Lakes and built the worlds greatest higher educa tion system. Absent is the inspiring call of John Ken nedy: Let the public service be a good and lively career. And let every man and woman who works in an area of our national government, in any branch, at any level, be able to say with pride and with honor in future years, I served the United States government in that hour of our nations need. This is about much more than words or quotes. It is about a national mood and spirit that an American sands of Americans, during the New Frontier, volun teered to join the brand-new Peace Corps, skeptics were astonished. Perhaps the best explanation for that remarkable outpouring was offered by a young woman who be came a volunteer: Id never done anything political, to -Kennedy asked. Will the same be said 50 years from now about Americans who had been inspired to public service -that Obama asked? Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 20, 2013 COMMENTARY WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON Unless one or the other side has a change of heart, the much talked about budget-cut ting device of sequestration will kick in on March 1st. It would be far preferable if the White House and con gressional Republicans reach an agreement to distribute spending cuts more fairly, but for now it appears they will be arbitrarily leveled across the board at both the defense budget and domestic spending. Every domestic program that is not a protected en titlement will take a hit, and that includes everything from federal spending on cancer and Alzheimers re at airports. Spending you didnt even know you needed, like weather satellites, will be scaled back. Thats the bad news, but the good news is that these cuts will not be felt on Day One. There will be time for lawmakers to consider what they have done and to come back and rectify their mistake. Of course, they may need help seeing the error of their ways, and thats where President Obama comes in. There are three weeks between March 1 and March 27 when the continuing resolution that funds the gov ernment expires, and that window is when Congress they will continue to fund the government unless Re publicans have completely lost their minds, and want to see their party go the way of the Whigs. Until the axe actually falls, all the talk about seques tration is theoretical with politicians painting dire sce narios while trying to stick the other party or the presi dent with the blame. But when it actually happens, the Pentagon and department heads throughout the govern ment will have to come up with a road map indicating how they will implement the cuts. The president has already started to play hardball, pointing out that the threat of deep cuts has forced the Navy to delay sending an aircraft carrier that was sup posed to deploy to the Persian Gulf. Thats just a hint of whats to come in terms of actual cuts and the presidents ability to use the bully pulpit to play politics around the impact of those cuts. When the theoretical becomes the personal, and in dividual lawmakers get a taste of how their district or state could be affected, the political equation favors the president. That is especially true when it comes to de fense spending. Congress has been diligent in awarding defense contracts in virtually every congressional dis trict in the country. When jobs are lost, lawmakers can be counted on to loudly protest cutbacks that hurt their constituents. Obama should have a game plan ready should se questration happen, and that game plan should target Republicans who supported sequestration, and whose districts could suffer. The president could legitimately call in those members and let them know that unless they dial back, defense spending in their districts will take a hit. This can be done largely under the radar although a Republican entering the Obama White House is rare enough that such a visit is unlikely to escape attention. to be very uncomfortable standing by while their con stituents suffer. It would be a matter of sequestering the sequestors. Politics is a contact sport, and nobody is going to blame Obama for getting tough on the other party. Law makers who supported sequester cant go running to the press to say they didnt think their district would be pun ished. They would look foolish. The sequester was designed as something so onerous it should never happen, but it appears that it will happen, and it could be the ultimate teaching tool for Obama to bring Congress into line. Sequestering the sequestors AMERICAN COLOR by Mark Shields Pundit Mark Shields has been on the After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, he is now one of the most widely recognized commentators Pres. Obama embodies the Anti-Washington Candidate


FEBRUARY 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 SCHOOL NEWS Maddie Grace Richter colors a picture at the arts and crafts table. ABOVE: Trigg and Thor Eikeland create their special Valentine project. RIGHT: Alvin Foran reads to his son Chaff. BELOW: Juacinta Copeland spends time reading to Emma Dean. NIKI BARBER PHOTOS W.R. Tolar kindergarten teachers hosted this months Family Theme Night on Monday afternoon, Feb. 11. With Valentines Day right around the corner teachers set up this months reading night event with a Valentine theme. Students were welcomed to the media center and provided with snacks, opportunities to make Valentine books marks and time to read and take Accelerated Reader test with their parents, grandparents and/or guardians. In spite of the unpleasant weather conditions there were still forty plus adults and students in attendance at the event. We are very proud that so far this year W.R. Tolar students have read over 26,165 books and over 243,029,756 words. W.R. Tolar hosts a family theme night the second Monday of each month and we would like to invite all Tolar students and their families to attend future events. The next event night is scheduled for Monday, March 11. Another successful family theme night at W.R. Tolar PUBLIC NOTICE The Bristol City Council will hold a WORKSHOP Monday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. ET at Bristol City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol PURPOSE: To discuss and develop a draft Vehicle Policy for the City of Bristol Phone (850) 447-0664 MAC Metal Sales LLC. ROOFING METAL & SUPPLIES Galvalume & Colored Metal (26 gauge or 29 gauge) SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM LENGTHS AND COLORS Free delivery to Calhoun & Liberty Counties *LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED* ABOVE LEFT: The December Good Citizens are, Delmy Pineda, Maddie Grace Richter, Adri an Rangel, Alyssa Rudd, Princess Andrews, Zi erra Boyd, Aubrie Arnold, Gustavo Perez, Jaime Chavez, Sarah Peddie, AJ Smith, Branden Sum merlin, Kaleb Shiver, Jazmin Brinson, Alize Nord, Lucas Polver, Courtney Hall, Tayla Robarts, Lau ren Johnson, Abygail Hernandez, Lawryn Daw son, Alex Sanchez, Alex Valdez, David Snipes, Kelsey Jones, Luke Johnson, Andrew Kern, Kay lee Wheetley, Brianna Clark and Alyssa Young. ABOVE RIGHT: January Good Citizens are, Dylan Holcomb, Dirck Edwards, Taide Roblero, Cameryn McCollum, Daniel Jacobs, Diana Ibar ra, Shelby Smith, Lizzie Kern, Lilimey Francis co, James Kroft, Lion Boutwel, Sumner Oswalt, Rosita Escandon, Emily Coxwell, Tristan Freels, Anthony Aldridge, Kade Williams, Cole Brandon, Ariana Martinez, Ashley Mims, Braddock Hobbs, Gaige Lewis, Daisy Puente, Stevie Vaughn, Alex Garcia, Emilea Thompson, Brice Dillmore, Blake Tharpe, Destiny Boyd, Tanner Young and Jaden Huff. W.R. Tolar held its Annual Sweetheart Pageant February 8. Each 6th and 7th grade student voted and se lected a representative for each homeroom. The representatives from 6th grade were, 6A: Kelsey Jones and David Trejo, 6B: Tara Young and Brent Fant, 6C: Kayla Maneth and Zach Hobby. From 7th grade, 7A: Caroline Carson and Blake Tharpe, 7B: Am ber King and Shamon Mosley, 7C: Alexus Poole and Hunter Weeks. From that group, students elected a prince and princess for each grade. Our 6th grade princess is Miss Kayla Maneth. Kayla is the daugh ter of Shane and Garrett Maneth of Bristol. Mr. Brent Fant is the 6th grade prince Brent is the son of Berry and Stacie Fant of Sumatra. Our 7th grade princess is Miss Amber King Amber is the daughter of Jason King and Samantha Strick land of Bristol. Mr. Shamon Mosley is the 7th grade prince Shamon is the son of Drico Mosley and Decca Howard of Bristol. The 8th grade girls and boys were then vot ed on by their peers from 6th -8th grades. The top six girls and boys were, Kayla Chambers and Jose Emilio Martinez, Kaly Partridge and JJ House, Brittani Morris and Todd Polver, Rhian non Faircloth and Jar vus Bess, Allison Myers and Tanner Cain and Hannah San som and Peyton Gonzalez. Tolar announces Good Citizens for December & January W.R. Tolar holds annual Sweetheart Pageant Feb. 8 In honor of Valentines Day To lar School will be having a I Heart Math themed Family Math Night for grades 4-8. The math night will be Monday, Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. There will be fun, food, door prizes, and of course math! Students must be accompanied by an adult. Tolar plans family math night Feb. 25 *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experience TNT TOBY GARNETT, OWNER Collision Center House for Rent in Bristol $ 350 month + $ 300 deposit ADOPT A PET ...FROM THE JOURNAL CLASSFIEDS!


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 20, 2013 OUTDOORS With more than 3 million anglers in the state, it is likely you either know some Gag grouper recreational season set for Gulf state waters The season in most state wa NOTICE Homestead Exemption and Greenbelt You DO NOT March 1, 2013 For Homestead Exemption on mobile homes: Applicants must own the mobile home and the land to which the mo bile home is permanently at tached. Attention: Senior Citizens 65 & Older NOT MUST be fore March 1, 2013 If you have any questions, or if you have a problem with trans portation, please feel free to contact the Property Apprais Ladies, Lets Go Fishing! event


FEBRUARY 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Just so were all clear, I dont believe in Bigfoot and I think the Animal Planet pro ducers are probably a few worms short of a full can. Of course I also dont believe in teenage wizards, but that didnt keep the Harry Potter series from raking in billions of dollars. Thats why Ive been rethinking my opinion about all this recent Finding Bigfoot hoo-ha. Im starting to believe it might just be a won derful opportunity for Liberty County and the surrounding area. Ever heard of Roswell, New Mexico? Its the kind of place that even tumbleweeds normally to that town, hoping to get a glimpse of a UFO. Why? Because a news story from the 1940s about the crash of a supposed alien spacecraft and the presence of the governments mysterious Area 51 research facility. All it takes nowadays is the occasional grainy photo or shaky video to keep people coming back there year after year. Sure theyre nuts, but their moneys green and the people of Roswell are probably singing as they roll wheelbarrows full of tourist dollars to the bank. So, heres my idea: Lets just go with this whole Sasquatch-in-the-Panhandle idea. All we really need to do is carve out a remote spot in Torreya State Park well away from the environ mentally sensitive areas, of course and set up a Bigfoot observation center. Im pretty sure the Park Service would go along with the idea, given that it would bring in more visitors. And the other business possibili ties are endless: campgrounds, restaurants, sou venir shops and motels, just to name a few. Plus, visitors who travel here to see Bigfoot probably would be gullible enough to buy anything else we wanted to sell them. What happens when they dont meet the magi cal creature? Dont worry, everyone will see something Nobodys going to travel hundreds or thousands of miles only to go back home and theyll tell their friends, Well, we sure are suck ers. Nope. Instead theyll say, We caught a glimpse of something or I think I heard one near the campsite. Thats human na ture and, as Roswell proves, its enough to get more people to come year after year. Also, when you stop and think about it, an undiscovered spe cies in Liberty County isnt really that much of a leap. The late E.E. Callaway already convinced a bunch of folks that the Gar den of Eden is here. Scientists know that we have lots rare and unique plants in that same area. How hard would it be to sell the idea that maybe not all the animals made it onto Noahs Ark? Maybe Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) nodded off in the Land of Nod and missed the boat. Maybe the Great Flood didnt quite cover up the bluffs. We dont have to believe it; we just need to pose the questions. Furthermore, have you read how most wit nesses describe the creature? A big, hairy, apelike animal that sneaks around through the woods. Tell me that doesnt describe about half of us hu mans here during hunting season. Give him a ball cap and some camo and Bigfoot could hide in plain sight for months at a time. Oh, and heres the best part: Any time the Apalachicola River gets too low, we can accuse the Corps of Engineers of endangering Bigfoot habitat. They dont seem to care about the oys folks this is Sasquatch stomping ground, maybe theyll be forced to let us have some more water. The only downside I see is that we would have to put up with more tourists. But if we could fun nel them from the Interstate, through a maze of locally owned stores and then into the park, it might keep them a safe distance away from the rest of us. (At least far enough that we dont have to hear any Bigfoot stories.) Personally, Ill never believe in Bigfoot until I see one alive or hanging upside down at Big Bend Bait & Tackle. But I do believe in capital ism. So I say, lets embrace ol Sasquatch for now and let the market tell us how real he is. RETHINKING BIGFOOT: Lets just go with it! JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South At a recent meeting in Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva tion Commission (FWC) garding falconry, wildlife rehabilitation and taking of wildlife on roads and rights-of-way. The U.S. Fish and Wild life Service (USFWS) and the FWC currently share regulatory authority for this practice, including issuing permits for falcon ers. However, the USFWS is now relinquishing its responsibilities to states. For falconry to con tinue to be allowed in Florida, the FWC must amend rules and regula tions to meet or exceed federal standards and they U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said Maj. Curtis Brown, who presented the proposed new rules. Commissioners dis cussed the amendments, heard public comment and ultimately approved the new rules as presented by staff. These amendments sification of falconers; reinstatement of lapsed permits; restoration of suspended or revoked permits; the take, acqui sition and transportation of raptors; housing and temporary care; feathers and carcasses of raptors; propagation and the addi tion of merlins as a raptor species to be used by ap prentice falconers. At its September 2012 meeting in Tampa, the Commissioners approved the draft amendments and directed staff to continue to work with stakeholders concerning the addition of merlins. We gathered further input from stakeholders and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Brown said. We have included language in the new rule to allow apprentice falconers to possess merlins with support and guidance from their sponsor. The rules being amend ed are 69A-9.006 and 68A-4.008, which will take effect July 1; 68A9.005 has been amended and will take effect Janu ary 1, 2014. 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Bart Nichols and Jessica Harrell accompanied BHS Science students to the Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, Feb. 15. There were 34 High School Level Science Projects entered into the completion and Blountstown High School students were responsible for 15 of those entries. The students displayed their projects and were interviewed by the Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair Judges. Many of the projects received awards and recognition. BHS Principal, Debbie Williams, Ed. D. and all of the faculty and staff are very proud of the success of these students. Our school level Science Fair was reinstated last year and the success of this group of students at Regional Competition has become an important part of the BHS Tiger Pride. The students receiving awards and recognition are as follows: Earth and Planetary Science: 1st Place-Hunter Price and Tristan Wood 2nd Place-Derek Eberly and Colton Purvis Engineering: 2nd Place-Lexie DeVuyst and Chessa Goodman Environmental Science: 1st PlaceMitchell Darnell and Kristen Jenkins Medicine and Health Sciences: 2nd PlaceOlivia Atkins and Heather Yoder Physics and Astronomy: 3rd Place-Austin Britt and Scott Ludlow Honorable Mention-Kylee Harrell Zoology: 1st Place-J.P. Leonard and Trip Taylor 2nd Place Malac Johnson 3rd Place-Tate Bennett and Gage Stone Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 20, 2013 SCHOOL NEWS Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Feb. 20 Feb. 26 Laban 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: Calhoun County School Board to seek special facility funds with plans to focus on the future of Altha School BLOUNTSTOWN On Monday, Feb. 18 Calhoun County Superintendent of Schools Ralph Yoder, announced that the Calhoun County School Board (CCSB) has approved action to begin the process of requesting funds from the State of Florida to construct a new school in Altha. The school board approved the measure dur ing the regularly scheduled school board meeting on February 14, 2013. The action comes on the heels of the approval of the recommendation set forth in the Florida survey. While the request will not require any additional taxation above what is cur rently levied by the CCSB, it will require a local contribution to the effort. As an example, less than 11% of the cost of the re cently completed Blountstown High School was shouldered by Calhoun County. The balance was provided through the FDOE The CCSB sees this as a necessary investment into the future of the Calhoun County school system, as well as for cur rent and future students of Altha Public School. It is the responsibility of the school board to provide a safe, productive learning environment for all students that offers upto-date technology. This action will begin a process to construct a new facility on the Altha campus that will facilitate the educa tion of the leaders of tomorrow. Superintendent Ralph Yoder stated, I was elected on providing principled lead ership from this generation to the next. This action upholds my commitment. The construction of a new school will replace an aging facility and allow many of our students to move from eleven portable classrooms. We will work closely with our legislative delegation to ensure they know how critical this investment is to the Cal houn County school system. Responsible leadership not only takes care of today, it also prepares for tomorrow. Kenneth Speights, chairman of the school board stated, "We know that the teachers and staff are what makes the dif ference in the lives of our students' future and while buildings don't make a school, we know that the need for updated facili ties are critical for a productive learning environment for our students." Kelly King, whose district includes Al tha stated, I am honored to have made the motion to begin the process of requesting special facility funds for a new Altha school. I look forward to working with the staff of the Calhoun County School Board and needs of our school system. In Governor Scott's most recent budget proposal, funding was included for the construction of two public schools, one in Dixie County and one in Glades County. The steps taken by the Calhoun County School Board will allow for the necessary application process for Calhoun County schools to be considered in the 2014 Leg islative General Appropriations Act. BHS students compete in 2013 Capital Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 15 BHS attends Chipola Throssell Literature/Language Festival Chipola College held the Throssell Literature /Language Festival on February 15. The BHS student competitors were sponsored by Mrs. Debra Betts. For the President's Reading Contest, there is only one winner chosen. The winner selected was and Chipola's Presidential Medallion. Karah the speech contest, Andrew Bennet won third place, and Melissa Newsome won honorable mention. In the grammar/mechanics/usage contest, Casey Johnson won honorable mention. The administration, faculty, and staff are proud of each of our students who competed. FROM LEFT: Faith Plazarin, Casey Johnson, Karah Beaver, Andrew Bennett, Melissa Newsome. Blountstown High Team Curl T-Shirt re-order deadline set February 22 We want to thank the community for their response to our efforts to support Teresa Curl with the Team Curl shirts. Since several people have asked about buying shirts since we received the order, we are going to place a second order. If you would like to order a shirt, please contact Dana Ayers at 674-5724 (Blountstown High School) by Friday, Feb. 22. We will be happy to include you. The cost for a shirt is $16. ALTHA News ALTHA PTO PLANS ANNUAL BBQ FUNDRAISER MARCH 2 Mark your calendars for the Annual PTO BBQ to be held on Saturday, Mar. 2. Plates are $6 and include Boston Butt, BBQ Beans, Potato Salad and Bread. See any elementary student, teacher or PTO member to purchase tickets. You can pick up plates behind the Altha School Lunchroom from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Drinks and Desserts will be available for an additional price as a fundraiser for the Project Graduation committee. The Altha PTO is an active group of parents, teachers and community members who work to help Altha School. Some of the things they provide are FCAT Incentives and Rewards, Kids of Character, Graduation Reception, a Senior Scholarship, and End of Year Awards. Last year the PTO BBQ raised over $1,500. Thank you for your support! PENNIES FOR PATIENTS CAMPAIGN Altha School is again participating in the Pennies for Patients campaign. Start collecting your spare change and turning it in to the proper boxes labeled Pennies for Patients. Elementary boxes are located in their classrooms. Middle school boxes are in the Language classrooms and high school boxes are located in the Media Center. This campaign incorporates service learning into a program that student survivors and current patients. By simply donating change and watching the coins add up, each student learns that even a small effort can make a real difference in the lives of others. The school is also rewarded with various prizes, such as class parties, candy, and popsicles. ALTHA PAGEANT MARCH 9 The Altha Public School Student Council wishes to invite your daughter to participate in the 2013 Little Miss/Junior Miss/Teen Miss/Miss Altha Pageant, which will be held on Saturday, Mar. 9, 2013 at the Altha School Gymnasium. The entry fee for the 2013 Altha Pageant is $65. Please make checks payable to Altha School. Deadline to enter is Friday, Mar. 1 by 3:15 p.m. Participants must be an Altha Resident or an Al tha Public School or Carr School student or a graduate of Altha Public School. Winners of Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss ARE REQUIRED to complete in the Miss Northwest Florida Pageant or they will forfeit their title and crown. There is a category for anybody ages 7 to 24. For more information contact Russell Baggett at 762-3121 or Althas varsity catcher Sawyer OBryan rares back to throw the ball. Althas varsity pitcher Jacob OBryan pitches the ball. Altha played a good game on Friday, winning 11-6 against Popular Springs High School. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Lets Play Ball Althas April Lynn scoops up a ground ball. Altha Lady Wildcats played a good game on Friday but were not able to pull off the win. The girls lost to Monroe High 20-1. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Althas Jessica Wilks winds up to make the pitch. Lady Wildcats lose to Monroe High 20-1 Friday Altha News


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This is not a question or answer period, nor a politicalforum. Personal accusations and/ or derogatory remarks will not be tolerated. Comments should be limited to three minutes or less. In the interest of time, the Chairman reserves the right to limit the number of speakers on a single topic to two individuals. There were no public comments. ADOPTION OFAGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda with emergency items. CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Kever, seconded Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve Consent Items A, B, C, and E A. Approval of Minutes from Dec. 11, 2012, Regular Board Meeting C. Financial Statements for Dec. 2012 D. NONE ACTION ITEMS A. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the request from UF/IFASLiberty County Extension Director, Monica Brinkley, to use the Horse Arena located on school board property for its 4-H Horse Club for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. B. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Bristol Youth Academy (BVA) calendar. C. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve an School. This position will be funded from Safe Schools monies. D. DELETE E. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the following changes in banking signature authorizations for Centennial Bank: Delete Harriet Brady and Jon Rusty Hill as authorized signees FROM the Liberty County High School account and add Aaron Day and Stephen Craig Shuler as authorized signees TO the Liberty County High School account. Delete Jeff Sewell and Stacie Fant as authorized signees FROM the W.R. Tolar School account and add Dana Burns as an authorized signee TO the W.R. Tolar School account. Delete Aaron Day as an authorized signee FROM the Hosford School account and add Jeff Sewell as an authorized signee TO the Hosford School account. F. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve Jon Rusty Hill as the Representative and Gloria Gay Uzzell as an Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, effective Jan. 3, 2013. PERSONNEL A. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve Linda B. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to transfer Stacie Fant from Secretary, W.R. Tolar School, to District Secretary for Director of Administration, effective Dec. 17, 2012. C. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation School, effective Dec. 20, 2012. D. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to approve recommendation to transfer Dana Burns from Executive Secretary for the Superintendent, to School Secretary at W.R. Tolar School, effective Jan. 1, 2013. E. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to approve transfer of Mary Eubanks from Fiscal Assistant: Food Service, to Executive Secretary for the Superintendent, effective Jan. 1, 2013. F. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Harriet Brady as Teacher on Special Assignment: Administrative Dean/Instructional Coach at W.R. Tolar School, 10 months, effective Jan. 1, 2013. G. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Jon Rusty Hill for Teacher on Special Assignment: Transportation/Risk Management, effective Jan. 1, 2013. H. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Aaron Day as Liberty County I. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Stephen Craig Shuler as Jan. 1, 2013. J. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Jeff Sewell as Hosford Elementary and Jr. High K. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Lara Deason as Teacher on Special Assignment: Administrative Dean/Instructional Coach for W.R. Tolar School, 12 months, effective Jan. 1, 2013. L Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Spencer Seth Geiger as Teacher on Special Assignment: Administrative Dean/ Instructional Coach for Hosford School, 10 months, effective Jan. 1, 2013. M. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Alex Mercer as Teacher on Special Assignment: Administrative Dean/Instructional Coach for Bristol Youth Academy (BYA), Horizons, Early Learning Center, and Adult Education Special N. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to approve the resignation of Harriet Brady, effective Jan. 3, 2013. O. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to approve the transfer of Lisa Fiscal Assistant: Food Service, effective Jan. 3, 2013. Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to approve the to hire Colonel Robert Quint for the SAl JrROTC position at Liberty County High School, effective Jan. 4, 2013. Q. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Beckie Black as Guidance Counselor, Hosford School, effective Jan. 9, 2013. R. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Heather Clark as Guidance Counselor, W.R. Tolar School, effective Jan. 16, 2013. S. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve the Coordinator/Supervisor, effective Jan. 22, 2013. 1. DELETE. OLD BUSINESS An original motion was made at the December 11, 2012, meeting to table the Budget Amendments for November, 2012. A motion was made by Kever, seconded by TIna Tharpe, and carried unanimously to take the motion off the table. A motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to approve the Budget Amendments for November, 2012. INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS Logan Kever discussed that Rex Lumber wanted to donate money to help with athletic facilities. A committee was recommended to form a plan. Committee Members: Superintendent Uzzell, Logan Kever, Tommy Duggar, Jennifer Sewell, Aaron Day, Ed Mercer, and Kevin Williams. Committee will meet on Jan. 22, 2013, at 6:00 SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT The Superintendent announced the award of a DJJ grant which was approximately $20,000. Superintendent also mentioned her gratitude to the School Board for Hosford and shared that shed received many positive comments from parents and others in the community regarding the changes in our schools. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS Darrel Hayes discussed the work order report for maintenance. Kevin Williams reported that the high school gym has been repaired and is not leaking. Roger asked if the School Board would match the amount they raised to buy playground equipment. Reddick will get more information to present at a later time. EMERGENCY ITEMS : none CONSENT ITEMS A. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation to hire Brenda Green as Teacher on Special Assignment: Administrative Dean/Instructional Coachfor W.R. Tolar School, 10 months, effective Jan. 14, 2013. B. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve Family Medical Leave (FMLA) for Amanda Eikeland from Jan. 8, 2013 Feb. 13, 2013. C. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick carried unanimously to approve the request by Wendy in the Finance Department, effective Jan. 8, 2013. D. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve the recommendation Tolar School, effective Jan. 15, 2013. E. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve the transfer of employees. See attached memorandum. ACTION ITEMS A. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the request for prison labor from Liberty Correctional Institution to begin renovations to the Emergency Management Building purchased by the district to house Horizons School. B. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever, and carried unanimously to approve student, as a 15-year-old. C. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve student, _____ to the GED after completion of a prescribed course of study. D. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Tharpe and carried unanimously to approve recommendation for a third party audit of major vendors/contracts by Carr, Riggs and Ingram. After discussion, a decision with regard to major vendors/contractors that merited a more in depth look the Board would take up this item again in a future meeting. Reddick withdrew his original Motion; Hayes seconded and carried unanimously to withdraw. E. Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by 2012 School Safety and Security Best practiced SelfAssessment Form, as required by Section 1006.07(6), Florida Statutes. ATTACHMENT: EMERGENCY ITEMS, CONSENT ITEMS: EMPLOYEE TRANSFERS County High School to W.R. Tolar School, effective Jan. 14, 2013. B. Approve transfer of Kammy Mann from Liberty County High School to W.R. Tolar School, effective Jan. Jan. 15 Liberty School Board regular meeting minutes 14, 2013. C. Approve transfer of Trikia White from Liberty County High School to W.R. Tolar School, effective Jan. 14, 2013. D. Approve transfer of Laurie Brandon from W.R. Tolar School to Liberty County High School, effective Jan. 14, 2013. E. Approve transfer of Gerard Steel from W.R. Tolar School to Liberty County High School, effective Jan. 14, 2013. F. Approve transfer of David Shuler from Liberty County High School to Bristol Youth Academy, effective Jan. 14, 2013. G. Approve transfer of Eric Willis from Bristol Youth Academy to Liberty County High School, effective Jan. 28, 2013. School, effective Jan. 14, 2013, (replacing Lisa Rasts position). Tolar School, effective Jan. 14, 2013, (replacing Tammy Horizons School, effective Jan. 14, 2013, (replacing Ladell Hollands position). Learning Center, effective Jan. 14, 2013, (replacing Dawn Lakes position). ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.rn. ______________________________ Superintendent Gloria Uzzell CLJ N ews .COM


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 20, 2013 SAFE! The Liberty County High School Bulldog baseball team opened its season by defeating Marianna High and Sneads High School on Thursday and Friday. In Thursday nights game, the Bulldogs traveled to Marianna to take on the 4 A Marianna Bulldogs. Liberty County came out on top by the score of 3 2. Getting the win on the mound was Senior left hander JoJo Durden. JoJo went 5 inning allowing only two hits and 2 runs, only one of the runs was earned. He struck out 9 Marianna batters while only allowing one base on balls. JoJo took up where he left of last year. He had great command of his fastball and that helped to set up his curveball and his change-up, Coach Donnie Coxwell said. Of fensively it was a sluggest start for the Dawgs. At the plate they were led by who had two hits and scored all three Bulldog runs. Freahman Micah McCaskill had two hits and Seniors Hayden Swier and Chuck Morris each added a hit a piece. We were a little disappointed with they way we came out swinging the bats tonight, the coach said. We are taking too many pitches and not being aggressive enough. One of the other highlights of the night was the pitching performance of Junior Monroe Hinson. Monroe came in in the sixth inning and pitched the rest of the game, earning the save. Monroe did a really good job getting those last six outs for us. He threw strikes and kept the ball down, according to Coxwell. On Friday the Bulldogs traveled to Sneads to take on the Pirates. The Bulldogs scored 4 runs in the top of the seventh to earn the win. I am proud of the way we battled back and won this game, their coach said. The Bulldogs started Senior Hayden Swier on the mound. Hayden went 3 2/3 innings for the Dawgs. Hayden kept us in the game. He struck out 7 and walked two and gave up two earned runs, the coach said. Haydens pitch count got up and we had to get him in the 4th. Senior Dustin Watson came in and pitched the rest of the game to pick up the win. Dustin pitched really well, according to Coxwell. He gave up sixth and seventh without giving up a run to give us for the win. Once again the Dawgs struggled at the plate. The Dawgs were led at the plate by Hunter Jacobs who was 3 for 3 at the plate with two doubles and a triple and scored four runs and had 2 RBI. Hunter is hitting the ball really well for us right now, said Coxwell. he gets on he is always a threat to steal a base. Hayden Swier added two hits and Dustin Watson, Chuck Morris, JoJo Durden, and Chase Taylor each added a hit a piece for the Dawgs. We had done very little at the plate until the last inning then we had 5 hits in a row and scored four runs to get the lead. The Bulldogs have a big week ahead of them with three games. They play Franklin County at home on of the season, South Walton at home on Thursday for another important District game and then the Dawgs travel to Wakulla on Friday to take on the 5-A War Eagles. Thursdays game will be a JV/Varsity double header starting at 4 p.m. (EST). Hosford School is Huntin' The Cure! We are so proud of our students! Each grade had a goal of $100 which made our school goal $1,000. We have met that goal and doubled it! Many classes hosted Read-A-Thons, hat days and other great fundraising events. On Thursday, Feb. 14, Hosford School showed their "love" by partici pating in their own mini-relay. They walked three or more laps around the school (an in honor of lap, a survivor lap and a warrior lap). Hosford School would like to thank Ms. Shannon Rodriguez from the American Cancer Society for presenting a brief presentation to our students about what Relay is doing for our communitites and a big thanks to Ramseys Piggly Wiggly in Bristol for donating bottled water to sell at our Walk-A-Thon. Hosford School raises $2,000 for Relay for Life Feb. 14 JUST FOR FLORIDA RACE CAR The Just Read Florida Race Car has been traveling around the state prompting reading. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, it came to Calhoun County and visited Blountstown Elementary School that morning. The car has actually made a lap around the Daytona Speedway! What a great motivation to get our students reading! VALENTINES DAY 2013 We celebrated Valentines Day with lots special activities. It was a great day at B.E.S.! Important Dates To Remember *Feb. 21 1st Grade Field Trip, *Feb. 26 28 FCAT Writing Test for 4th Grade Calhoun County Take Stock in Children awards Aubree Bay and Edward Ellis this years scholarship Calhoun County Take Stock in Children Council Members interviewed thirteen local ninth graders who applied for the Take Stock in Children Scholarship on Thursday, Feb. 7. Council Members were pleased to award two scholarships this year; scholarships were awarded to Altha Public School student, Aubree Bay, daughter of Gailand Bay and Nicole White Gonzalez and to Blountstown High School student, Edward Lee Ellis, son of Janet Ellis. After high school graduation, these two students Take Stock in Children Scholarship will be activated upon their entry into college. In the meantime, as a scholarship recipient, each student will be partnered with a mentor, thus providing support throughout their high school years. The mentor will aslo provide motivation, tutoring, continuous monitoring, intervention services, and college and career counseling. In accepting these scholarships, the students will sign performance contracts agreeing to maintain good grades, exhibit positive behavior, demonstrate a willingness to work with their mentor, and remain drug and crime free. The two-year scholarships that were awarded to Aubree and Lee were made possible through monetary donations from individuals and businesses in our community. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends entirely upon donations received. Donations made to the program stay in Calhoun County and provide opportunities to our local students. On Feb. 20 our local schools participated in Hat Day. Students were offered the opportunity to contribute $1 each, in order to wear a hat throughout the school day. All contributions collected will go to support the Take Stock In Children Scholarship fund. For information on how you can help support Take Stock in Children with donations or mentoring services, contact Rebecca Stanley at (850) 6745724, ext. 26. LCHS baseball kicks off season winning Thurs. & Friday games CLJ N ews .COM Lady Bulldog Leanne Smith (#18) slides under the tag of Lady Tiger Trudy Alford. The LCHS Lady Bulldogs softball played the Blountstown Lady Ti gers Thursday, Feb. 14. Blountstowns JV pulled out the win against the 3rd inning using the Mercy Rule with a 15-0 score against the Lady Tigers. Libertys Carly Sapp had a 2-3 home run and Ashley Sykes pitched a no hitter for the game. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS SCHOOL NEWS BES News


FEBRUARY 20, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 OBITUARIES JOHNNIE FRANKLIN JETER BLOUNTSTOWN Johnnie Franklin Jeter, 62, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 in Panama City. He was born on June 15, 1950 in Grand Ridge and had lived in Blountstown since 2000. He was a small engine repairman by trade and was a member of the Holiness Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Johnny Mae Jeter; two brothers, Wayne Thomas and Carl Jeter. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Jeter of Blount stown; three sons, Johnnie F. Jeter, Jr. and his part ner, Robert Jeter and his wife, Robin, Thomas Jeter and his wife, Christina; two daughters, Michelle Jeter and her partner, Melvin, Melanie Malse and her hus band, John; two sons by marriage, Jody Vowell and his partner, Stephanie, Tony Vowell and his partner, Tanya; three brothers, John Wayne Jeter and his wife, Wanda, Larry Jeter and his wife, Laura, Flake Jeter and his wife, Gail; one sister, Elisabeth Boutwell and her partner, James Owens; 12 grandchildren. Memorialization will be by cremation. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. ODELL HALL BLOUNTSTOWN-Odell Hall, 78, of Blount stown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at his home in Blountstown. He was born on December 9, 1934 in Altha and had lived in Calhoun County all of his life. He, along with his wife, Willease, owned and operatored Hall Logging Company for 50 years in Blountstown and worked for Neal Land and Tim ber Company from 1965 until 2000. He was a 1954 graduate of Altha High School and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Blountstown where he served as secretary and treasurer for 55 years. He was an avid outdoors man, who loved hunting and He was preceded in death by his parents Nolan and Hettie Hall; two sisters Maxine Hicks and Rajean Goings; one grandson, Josh Hall; one great-grandson, Colt OBryan. Survivors include his wife, Willease Hall of Blountstown; two sons, Troy Hall and his wife, Mar garet of Bristol and Jessie Hall and his wife, Kathy of Blountstown; one daughter, Janice Jacobs and her husband, Kent of Bristol; one brother, Wendell Hall and his wife, Pat of Panama City; one sister, Jeraline McPhee and her husband, Mike of Panama City; one Presley, Savannah Mercer, Kristy Copeland, Kelly Owen Presley, Caden Mercer, Maison Hall and Jacob Copeland. Services were held Friday, Feb. 15 at First Assem bly of God Church in Blountstown with Reverend ment followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. RAYMOND RANDALL (RAY) WARD LaGRANGE, GA Raymond Randall (Ray) Ward, 68, of LaGrange, GA passed Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at his home. He was born on Sep tember 18, 1944 in Pensacola and had lived in LaGrange since 1986, coming from Mil ton. He worked in construction for a number of years and was Missionary Minister for over 40 years. He was a Vet States Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ward and one brother, Clayton Ward. Survivors include one son, Gregory Dewayne Ward and his wife, Patricia of Valley, AL; one daugh ter, Judy Kay Ward of Blountstown; six brothers, Marvin Ward, John Ward and his wife, Rita and Billy Ward, all of Milton, Richard Ward and his wife, Betty of Pensacola, Charles Ward and his wife, Sherry of Seneca, MO, and Jim Ervin Ward and his wife, Debbie of Avon, CT; four sisters, Margie Hahun and her husband, Gene of Hudson, Carol Kimbell and her husband, Clifford and Voncille Amore and her hus band, Joe all of Sevierville, TN, and Katrene Turner and her husband, David of Milton; two grandchildren, Randall James Ward and Anthony Nathaniel Ward. Family will receive friends one hour prior to ser vices at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Altha. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. ELDON RAYMOND MCMANN tol, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Tallahassee. He was a carpenter and a veteran of the Korean con He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond G. and Bernice Mitchell McMann and one son, Bill McMann. Survivors include one son, Robert McMann of Bristol; three daughters, Robyn R. Johnson and her husband, Eric of Bristol, Joy Ann McMann of Lam one brother, Harold McMann; one sister, Florence Fournier of Michigan; and 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Memorialization was by cremation. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. MARY MAGDALENE YODER GERBER BLOUNTSTOWN Mary Magdalene Yoder Gerber went home to be in the arms of Jesus, Wednes day, Feb. 13, 2013 after a lengthy illness. She was and Mable Bliele Yoder. The family moved to Fair of her life. She married Peter A. Gerber, Jr. Septem ber 25, 1946 and had four children, JoAnn, Gloria, John and Dana. After her beloved husbands sudden death in 1999 she moved to Blountstown to be near her daughters. She was of the Mennonite faith and attended the Red Oak Mennonite Church in Blount stown. She was preceded in death by her father and moth er, Daniel and Mable Yoder; her loving husband of 52 years, Peter A. Gerber, Jr.; two sons, John Gerber and Dana Gerber; one granddaughter, Janice Lynn Nissley; one grandson, Hugh Knowles; one daugh ter-in-law, Doris Gerber; one son-in-law, Dr. Henry Knowles, three sisters, Orpha and Betty Yoder and Ruby Handrich; two brothers, Wayne and Glenn Yo Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Nissley stown, Gloria Atwell and her husband, James of Mar ianna; two brothers, Floyd and Robert Yoder; two sisters, Ethel Handrich and her husband, Vergil and Ruth Sharp and her husband, Dennis; one brother-inand Joy Nissley, Dr. Henry Knowles, Jr. and his wife, Kelly, Tim Knowles and his wife, Holle, Tammy Glaze and her husband, Dr. Michael Glaze; ten greatgrandchildren, Austin Nissley, Taylor Belle, McKen Services were held Sunday, Feb. 17 at Red Oak Mennonite Church in Blountstown with Pastor Rocky Mennonite Cemetery. A special thank you to the Chipola Nursing Pavil ionin in Marianna and their employees for the won derful care that was given and to Covenant Hospice, in Marianna, especially to Shonda Jones for her care and moral support. Also a special thank you to her wonderful physician, Dr. Mark Akerson. Donations in her memory can be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave. Suite F, Marianna, FL. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. TERRY MICHAEL BRAZIL passed away in December, 2012 at his residence in graduated from Loretto High School and studied Sea manship in Alabama, Ohio, and Louisiana. He earned a Master Captain's License for large freshwater and saltwater shipping vessels and sailed throughout the Great Lakes and many oceans around the world. His retirement to Florida was devoted to the sponsorship of children through his favorite charity Child Fund tive American artifacts, tending to his palm trees, and visiting Thailand. He was preceded in death by his mother and step father, Dorothy and Gordon Brazil; his father, Paul Fayas; a half-sister, Gertrude Lindblom; and halfbrother, Gerald Fayas. grandchildren, Gabriel and Natalie; seven halfbrothers and sisters, Doris Gruell, Evelyn Larson, Joyce Stenerson, Lorraine Fayas, Paul Fayas Jr., Gor James Jabour; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorialization was by cremation. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the ar rangements. Online condolences may be made at ad amsfh.com. EUGENIA S. GAUSE BLOUNTSTOWN Eugenia S. Gause, 89, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 in Blountstown. She was a retired waitress and was of the Protestant faith. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Feb. will follow. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. Charles McClellan Funeral Home Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351 Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994 A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On! Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon Peavy Peavy Funeral Home & Crematory Goodwill Big Bend launches donate movement to help consumers reduce waste and improve communities TALLAHASSEE Hoping to spark a movement with huge environmental local version of the national "Donate Movement". This public awareness campaign is to emphasize the positive impact that donating clothing and other household goods can have on communities and the planet. Along with the launch of the "Do nate Movement," Goodwill Big Bend is introducing a new "D" donation icon which represents responsible donating. The hope is that the sym bol will become universally known for donating like the universal three arrow recycling symbol. Goodwill estimates that the cam paign could remove millions of pounds of clothing and textiles a year putting local residents to work and supporting Goodwill's core mission of job training and affordable housing for people with disabilities. Just as the recycling movement has produced huge environmental Goodwill CEO Fred Shelfer predicts that the Donation campaign has the potential to have a huge, positive impact on the community. "When you donate the items you no longer need to Goodwill, you are help your community and preserving the planet," said Shelfer. "Your donations also help the environment by allowing other people to repurpose the items so Clothing items that are not appro priate to sell at Goodwill stores are bailed and sold in bulk. So stained shirts can be turned into bulk textiles and sold. And broken computers can either be repaired or sold, creating training opportunities and jobs, or recycled through Goodwill's Dell Reconnect program. So far this year alone, Goodwill donations prevented more than ten million pounds of usable goods from "Nationally, seven out of 10 con sumers admit that, sometimes, they choose to discard their items rather than donate them. That's why we need to education our community about the power their donation have," Shelfer said. "By donating a computer, you can give a person 5.3 hours of career counseling. Or, one bike, one coat, and one DVD provide an hour of onthe-job training for a person." Donations can be made at any of Goodwill's 39 locations or unattended donation bins. Visitors to donate. of their donation by using Goodwill's the national Donate Movement and how donations can make an impact, visit: www.donate.goodwill.org. Goodwill Industries-Big Bend, Inc. is is to provide job training, education, and


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The attack was in retaliation for raids by soldiers on the Creek Indian village of Fowltown in what is now Decatur County, Georgia. By the time the smoke cleared, Lieutenant Richard W. Scotts command had suffered a stunning casualty rate of 98%, higher than that suffered by Custers command at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Few people realize that this battle led directly to President James Monroe ordering General Andrew Jackson to invade Florida, Cox said. Just four years after Scott was defeated on the Apalachicola, Florida became The Scott Massacre of 1817 looks both at the causes of the attack at Chattahoochee and the repercussions that followed it, including the cession of Florida to from the volume support the West Gadsden Historical Society. The book is available at Amazon.com and from all other major online retailers or can be ordered by mail from the West Gadsden Historical Society, Post tax and shipping included. It is also available as an instant download for Amazon Kindle devices or apps. For more information on the West Gadsden Histori cal Society at www.gadsdenhistory.org Career Resource Center ment Board marked the opening of a new Career Re source Center at the college on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Career Resource Center, located in the colleges Workforce Development building, is a partnership be tween the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board and the college. The center will have staff two days a week to work directly with Chipola students. Services will focus on helping students understand the skills and training sought by employers. Some of the services available will include: Job Search, Resume Assistance, Interview Preparation and Interest Surveys. The center also will provide labor market information about demand occu pations, projected job openings, and projected pay for various occupations. Raymond Russell, CRWDB Chair, says, The center will provide students a better way to connect with em ployers needing the particular skills they have gained at Chipola. This partnership is just another example of the strong connection between education and work. Chipola students have a strong foundation and we know our employers want quality people who can help make their companies even stronger. Richard Williams, CRWDB Executive Director, says, This partnership will provide students with ac cess to a statewide placement system that also has a focus on local employers and local jobs. Not only will we be able to help students obtain employment, we will also help them better understand the real job market looking for in our region and across the state. Dr. Jason Hurst, Chipola Vice President of Baccalau reate and Occupational Education, says, The Center will serve as an excellent resource to help our instruc tors align their curriculum with the needs of employers. 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Call 762-3824. 2-20, 2-27 CARS Three Ford Mustangs, early s models, 5.0 liter engines. $2,000 for all three or possible trade. Call (850) 557-7321. 2-20, 2-27 TRUCKS 2003 Ford Explorer, dark blue, no body damage, runs great, fair tires, tinted windows, A/C-Heat, gray interior, cloth seats, CD/cas sette player, AM/FM radio, power windows, towing hitch, has been smoke and pet free, 135,000 miles, $4,500 (will negotiate). Call 408-8461. 2-20, 2-27 with 3rd seat, 110,000 miles, $12,500. 1997 Ford Expedition with 3rd ELECTRONICS Madcatz II Professional gamers series steering wheel and foot pedals, was used with Xbox, $50 OBO. Call 447-0438. 2-13, 2-20 PSP and PS2 games, $5 each or will sell all for a reasonable price. Call 237-2644. 2-13, 2-20 HEAVY EQUIPMENT Lincoln DC portable welder, 6 cyl. Continental engine, A/C auxillary power, trailer mounted with tool box, in good condition, $2,800. Call (850) 899-8695. 2-20, 2-27 in excellent condition. Call 6745051. 2-20, 2-27 HUNTING & FISHING Matthews Menace Bow pack age, equipped with QAD ultrarest arrow rest, Alpine Bear claw quiver, TruGlo Brightsite Ex treme, TruBlock mini stabilizer, Surz Pep and Paradox braided sling, also includes arrows, case and TruBall pro release, used only a few times, $400. Call 4471358. 2-20, 2-27 1997 AquaSport 165 Striper boat with a 1997 Johnson 50 hp motor, 1997 E-Z loader trailer, used less than 100 hours, excel lent condition, needs clean up, $5,000. Call 442-6431. 2-20, 2-27 21 ft. Chris Craft ski boat, with trailer, 5.7 liter V8 260 hp motor, three tops, $7,000 OBO or pos sible trade. 16 ft. Astro Glass bass boat with 85 hp motor and trailer, $1,500 or possible trade. Call 237-1791. 2-13, 2-20 Guns: 88 Mossberg 12 gauge 2 3/4 & 3 inch shells, black syn thetic stock, 28 VR barrell, $250 2-13, 2-20 Johnson outboard motor 140 hp V4 with all controls, electric start, tilt and trim steering, in good condition, $595. Call 4432422 in Bristol. 2-13, 2-20 HOMES & LAND Single-wide mobile home must be moved, $2,500. Call 643-4134 please leave a message. 2-20, 2-27 1997 16x56 Clayton mobile home, located on CR 69A, par tially furnished (one bedroom set, dinette set, two matching reclin ers and an end table) also some appliances (washer, dryer, refrig erator, stove and microwave). Home in good condition, must be moved, $10,000 OBO. Call (850) 559-0339. 2-20, 2-27 CAMPERS/RVS Camper shell, wheel base pickup. Like new, smoky gray. Price negotiable. Call 674-4554. 2-13, 2-20 LOST & FOUND FOUND: Puppy in Turkey Creek area, a couple of months old, fe male, no collar. Call to identify. Call 643-3411 or 631-2189. 2-13, 2-20 YARD SALE BRISTOL Multi-family yard sale Satur day, March 2, beginning at day light. Located in from of the old Hogly Wogly store next to the Aplachee Restaurant. Phone 559-0284. 2-20, 2-27 For Rent in ALTHA 762-9555, 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 .... $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN BD, 1 1/2 BA Townhouses BRISTOL 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN Home lots for sale in Altha Mild deed restrictions, starting at $15,000 with owner terms. Available with 10% down, 5 year term at $287 month or seven year term with 15% down and $270 month. Call 762-8185 House, 3 BD, 1 BA Central H/AC MOBILE HOMES Very nice, 2BD, 2 BA, Landscaped private lots ~ NO PETS PLEASE ~ House For Rent I B Call 643-6646 Tri-Land Inc. Broker (813) 253-3258 OWNER FINANCING NO QUALIFYING For Rent or Sale in Bristol The Herbert Whittaker Barber shop building. Located on Hwy. 20 and Myers Ann Road in Bristol. Call (850) 363-2849 Home FOR Rent IN ALTHA (850) 899-0269 STAR SCOPE ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, planning is going well and you have been following through with your responsi bilities. Expect to tweak a few things in the days to come. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, open up to a trusted friend to regarding have to make this week. This friend can provide some valuable perspective. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 A barrage of new ideas makes you a hot item this week, Gemini. Your brain is working overtime and you may be shocked at what you come up with. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, expect to see cant other this week. You will be on the same page and this will help to strengthen your relationship. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, embrace the opinions of those closest to you. Those opinions might differ from your own, but they may also provide you with some important perspective. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Try something different this week, Virgo. It may mean taking a new route to work or trying a new food. Try something that is out of your element and you LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 You will be full of energy this week and ready to handle anything that comes your way, Libra. When you you have some admirers. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, the coming week may try your patience. Relax when the week starts to prove too stressful, and you will make it through the week with your peace of mind intact. Keep listening when others around you are talking, Sagittarius. You can learn valuable lessons just by keeping a trained ear on the conversation and use this information later on. Capricorn, you may have big plans this week but that doesnt mean you can leave all other responsi bilities by the wayside. If you cant get to things your self, then delegate. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you crave change this week, even if it is some thing small and mundane. Figure out something you can do on a small level to incor porate change into your day. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 You may be inclined to help your community this week, Pisces. There are bound to be plenty of places to share your time. Week of Feb. 17 ~ Feb. 23, 2013 REAL ESTATE WANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Phone (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 March 2 at 7 p.m. (First Saturday of every month) Public is invited. 18098 NW County Rd. 12 AUCTION 643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY. A CARTOON BY MIKE BARNHOUSE Small Town T om QUALITY PARTS COMPETITIVE PRICES napaonline.com


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 20, 2013 LEGALS PUBLIC AUCTION PUBLIC AUCTION JOBS 12 positions Temporary/Seasonal work plant ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock. from 3/1/2013 to 12/15/2013 at Stadler Garden Center, Inc., Frederick and Montgomery counties (MD), and Prince William county (VA). 3 months experience required in the job described. Satur day work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random, upon sus picion and post-accident drug testing required. $10.87/hr or current applicable AEWR. Work ers are guaranteed of work hours of total pe riod. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to re turn same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Ca reer Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #267671. 10 positions Temporary/Seasonal work plant ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock. From 3/5/2013 to 11/30/2013 at Phyto Ecology, Ridgely, MD. Three months of previous experi ence required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $10.87/ hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guar anteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen fa cilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 North east Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #267923. 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting sod and blueberrries. from 3/1/2013 to 12/13/2013 at Columbus Turf Nursery, Ltd. Ashville, OH. Three months pre vious experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random and upon suspicion drug testing required $11.74/hr or cur rent applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, sup plies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Trans portation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. In terviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #OH553466. 10 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting nursery stock, trees, vegeta bles, fruit. from 3/1/2013 to 12/1/2013 at Lawrence J. Secor DBA Secors Nursery, Perry, OH. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing re quired. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to re turn same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #OH553675. 52 positions Temporary/Seasonal work plant ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock size shrubs, perennials, operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment. from 3/1/2013 to 6/1/2013 at Studebaker Nurseries, Inc. New Carlisle, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or ing in a diverse production wholesale nursery, handling both manual and machine tasks associ ated with nursery production and harvest activi ties, including experience with balled and burlap HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Employer-paid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guar anteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those work ers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruit ment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Cen ter 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blount stown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #OH553319. NW Florida Water Management District approves funding for Apalachicola Bay Water Quality Project HAVANA The Northwest Florida Water Manage ment District Governing Board recently approved up to $71,500 in grant funding to the City of Apalachicola to improve water quality in Apalachicola Bay. Under this agreement, the District will provide funding for the design and engineering of a stormwater improvement project within the Battery Park Basin. The health of the Apalachicola River and Bay system is important to both the environment and economy of Florida, said Executive Director Jon Steverson. The proposed project includes the construction of a large wet detention facility designed to capture, store and treat stormwater runoff before it is discharged to Apalachicola Bay. Along with improving the quality of water entering the Bay, this facility will also add a visually-appealing element to the popular park. An additional component of the project includes convey ance system enhancements that will pre-treat runoff Apalachicola. Im pleased by the Districts ongoing efforts to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality in Apalachicola Bay, said Governing Board SecretaryTreasurer Joyce Estes. The Districts initial grant is expected to fund the entire cost of engineering, design, surveying and permitting for the project. Through its Surface Water Improvement and Man agement (SWIM) program, the District works with state agencies, local governments and other organizations to focus on water quality and habitat restoration in priority watersheds across northwest Florida. by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Hosford School Science Teacher Jason White didnt really expect a response. When he learned a crew from Finding Bigfoot, a show on Animal area soon, he decided to give it a shot. genetics and evolution, he said. Those subjects served as a jumping off point to take a look at the search for the elusive Sasquatch. Few believe it is real, but those who do believe in it are passionate about the huge hairy apelike creature that has yet to existence. White sent three emails, including a couple to the network and another to one of the shows regulars, Matt Moneymaker, and invited them to come speak to his students about their work. I was shocked. In less than 36 hours, I got a reply, he said. The shows outdoor tech, Tyler Bounds, called to tell him, Wed love to come and talk to the kids. THE WILD MAN OF THE WOODS Before Bounds visit, White got the kids involved in their own Bigfoot research. After doing an overview of the recent section on evolution, we spent the rest of the week in the computer lab where I had them look up videos about Bigfoot, he said. His students read of other strange creatures, including a Bigfoot-like man captured in Jackson County in 1884. Panhandle historian Dale Cox documented the story in his book, The History of Jackson County: Reconstruction & The Jackson County War. According to Cox, after numerous sightings and stories over the years, a search party caught up with what they called, The Wild Man of the Woods on Aug. 18, 1884. The strange man who lived in the swamps was described as unclothed, emaciated and covered with a phenomenal growth of hair. Unable to explain himself, it was thought he was an escapee from the state mental hospital in Chattahoochee. He was delivered to the hospital but his captors learned there had been no escape. He was then taken by train to Tallahassee. His fate is not known. THIS IS A THEORY While White himself doesnt purport that any Bigfoot-like creature exists, Im not going to say he doesnt. He says, Theres been evidence around from Indian tales and cave drawings of something like Bigfoot hundreds of years ago, before there was technology to easily fake it. There has to be something there. While he cant be sure about the legendary creature, there is one thing hes certain of. In his six years of teaching, This was probably the best week of teaching Ive ever had. He said the students were really interested and engaged in the topic, adding, They were more into it than anything weve ever done. He said he didnt try to convince anyone of anything. He said his job as a science teacher was to show students, This is a theory. You make up your own mind. Teacher invites Finding Bigfoot crew member to speak with kids at Hosford Jason White That was an eyeopener, he said. It got Three students, including the girl who asked that question, were invited to attend last nights Town Hall meeting held at the Wesleyan Church in Hosford. The Town Hall meeting is a segment featured on each Finding Bigfoot episode where people share their stories about alleged encounters. Participants are required to sign non-disclosure agreements before taking part in the meeting. The show crew does not like to talk about the content of or even discuss where theyre filming while in town. Tyler was welcomed by a big banner when he arrived at the school. The kids loved him, said Hosford Science Teacher Jason White, who arranged Thursdays program. Four students said they had family members who had encounters, White said. Tyler encouraged them to ask their relatives to come to the Town Hall meeting to share their stories. Finding Bigfoot is about presenting witnesses stories and looking for evidence to prove that these mysterious creatures exist. The crew includes resident skeptic, field biologist Ranae Holland. She, along with Matt Moneymaker, Cliff Barackman and James Bobo Fay, travel the country to talk with people about their encounters with Bigfoot-like creatures. But long before he met the crew two years ago while they were filming an episode in Georgia, Tyler had his own Bigfoot encounter. The 41-year-old Washington State resident recalls a hiking trip he took with his father and grandfather in Northern California. He was only We saw two of them, he said. There was a big one and a little one that crossed the path in front of us, he said. His grandfather, who died a few years later, made casts of the footprints. I remember seeing the casts. He leaned them up against a building (at his home). Years after his grandfathers death, Tyler went to his grandmother in search of those casts but no one knew what had happened to them. That experience left him with a lifelong interest in Bigfoot. He joined the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRS) and with them in 2009. The BFRS was founded in 1995 by Matt Moneymaker to collect evidence in an effort to solve the mystery of Bigfoot. Much of the groups work involves debunking the many hoaxes based on Bigfoot legends. BIGFOOT continued from the front page