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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: 04-24-2013
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
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Sheriff's Log..........2 Arrest Reports......2 & 3 Community Calendar and Events......................5 Birthdays and Library News.............................7 Cartoons and Commentary...............................8 SPEAK UP! Letter to the editor........................9 Outdoors Down South......11 Obituaries........15 W ednesday APRIL 24, 2013 Vol. 33, No. 17 CALHOUNLIBERTY } J OURNAL THE 50 includes tax by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two people have been charged with taking an estimated $10,000 in antiques as well as gold and silver coins from the home of a Calhoun County man. An alert clerk at a Marianna motel noticed that two people staying there Saturday were acting suspiciously and appeared to be selling a large amount of coins and antiques. She let them use her computer to compare some prices on some of the property in their possession. When the clerk learned that the woman had been working at the home of an elderly man in Calhoun County, she and asked that they check on him. The woman was a caretaker (for the victim) for several months, according to Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel. He was in the hospital for a short stay and when he came home, she was gone. Kimbrel said he believes that about half of the mans property has been recovered. With the assistance of the Jackson County Sher with grand theft from a person 65 years of age or older. Stewart also had an active warrant out of Polk County for worthless checks. Both were transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility where they are awaiting transfer to Calhoun County. Pair charged with taking over $10,000 in coins & antiques from Calhoun home CHARLES A. STEWART DANIELLE M. RENNA by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Liberty County Commissioner Scotty Phillips is in intensive Hospital after suffering severe head injuries in an ATV accident Thursday. His four-year-old son, who was riding on the back of the vehicle, escaped with just a few bruises. Phillips, 36, was riding south Thursday when he apparently lost control of the four-wheeler just north of Yellow Creek, about 10 miles south of Telogia. He was found lying in the road next to the overturned ATV, which was leaking fuel. His son was walking around at the scene of the crash. It was real shocking, almost unrecognizable, said Ginger Nichols, who drove up on the crash and stopped to help. The retired state worker, who has had some nurses training, says its not In fact, she says she keeps sterile gloves in her car and her purse for such emergencies. When she saw the overturned four-wheeler and saw the injured man in the road, she grabbed her gloves and went to his side. She said blood was pouring from his face and she was concerned with keeping his airways open. I swabbed out his mouth with nose, she said. I just held on to his head and made sure it stayed straight until the ambulance got there, she said. He was lying in the middle of the road and I was sitting on the yellow line. Liberty County Sheriff Nick John Tadlock responded to the scene, along with an ambulance crew and an emergency helicopter out of Tallahassee. Lt. Wes Harsey said Phillips was at the hospital within 45 minutes of the accident. Phillips was going a short distance away to work in his bee yard with his brother-in-law when the accident happened, according to a family friend. His sister, Tammy Prichard, posted an update on her Facebook page that said he was responding well to assessments by the medical staff. Visitation is limited to immediate family. At this point, hes moving forward in his recovery but its the kind of thing thats going to take a while, said his familys pastor, Eric Anyone who would like to contribute to his recovery can send checks to Telogia Baptist Checks should be made payable to Telogia Baptist Church. Please write Scotty Phillips Benevolence Fund in the memo line. Phillips and his wife, Angel, are the parents of two young children. They live in Telogia. Commissioner hospitalized with head injuries after ATV accident SCOTTY PHILLIPS by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor was six months pregnant when she learned her baby was in renal failure. prepare her for the worst. They told her he would not look good at birth and would die soon afterward. They were giving me a horror story, she said. When Bryson was born, He looked like a normal, healthy baby, she said. She and Brysons father, Phillip, knew their little boy would one day need a kidney transplant. When he was that he is legally blind. When he was 18 months old, they discovered he had a rare disorder. We went a year and a half without knowing what his See CALHOUN CHILD NEEDS KIDNEY continued on page 3 Accounts set up at Credit Union and Centennial Bank to help with expenses Calhoun boy diagnosed with Joubert Syndrome needs kidney transplant Phillip Hatcher holds Bryson while Rachel Hatcher cradles newborn Samson. Rachels brother is shown in the middle. RODEO TIME! Kids enjoyed a wild run with the calves during a break in nual Florida Pan handle Saddle Club Rodeo at Sam At kins Park in Blount stown. LEFT: Cal houn Countys Jay Shiver hangs on as a big bull tries to un seat him as quickly as possible. See more rodeo action inside on page 16. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Altha Coach honored...........12 Lady Dogs win District........13 Shuler, Eberly lead in 5K.....17 Letter to the editor.................9


A 28-year-old Hosford man was charged with battery after he allegedly made threats, tried to start according to a report from ex-girlfriend was trying to get him arrested after she with him while he was riding in the woods with friends began calling him and mak him twice in the left arm Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTY April 15 Antonio Peterson, VOP, CCSO. April 16 Leigha Megan Knowles, grand theft (times 2), dealing in stolen property (times 7), CCSO. April 17 Wanda Mockinson, failure to ap pear, CCSO. Debra Cook, VOSP, CCSO. Leigha Knowles, grand theft ( 3 counts), dealing in stolen property (6 counts), CCSO. Brittany Hillbrant, suspended sentence violation, CCSO. April 18 Franklin Simmons, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, violation of county ordinance for possession of synthetic marijuana (Mojo), CCSO. April 19 Robert Tensley, VOP, CCSO. Darius Middleton, driving with li cense suspended or revoked, BPD. April 20 Markquis Miller, driving with li cense suspended or revoked, BPD. April 21 Dewey Smith, DUI with property damage, FHP. April 22 Laurie Ann Pegaz, grand theft, dealing in stolen property (times 2), CCSO. Dennis James Pegaz, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, CCSO. Karen Bryant, VOP, CCSO. James K. Parker, direct dis without violence, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY April 15 Shaye Riley, VOP, introduction of contraband, LCSO. April 16 Leigha Knowles, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Joey Sanders, disorderly intoxi cation, VOP, LCSO. April 17 Katherine Lott, holding for Frank lin County, FCSO. Oren ONeal, battery, LCSO. Debra Sue Cook, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Brittany Hillbrant, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 18 Teresa Bailey, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 21 Christopher Willhite, possession of synthetic herbal incense, LCSO. April 22 Laurie Ann Pegaz, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Karen Bryant, holding for CCSO, CCSO. 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 ..........................................................02 Traffic Citations. ..........................................................05 Special details Business alarms ...............................................02 Residential alarms ................................................00 Complaints ........................................................42 Blountstown Police Dept. through Drop off spot is at the Liberty For more information call (850) 643-2235 PRESCRIPTION DRUG COLLECTION SATURD AY, APRIL 27 Couple charged with taking trimmer & tools from Calhoun Road Dept. Department employee and his wife have been charged with grand theft after a missing weedeater and a set The owner of the Bargain Mall on that he gave a socket set road department employee had since come in the socket set after Director Joe knew it was the missing socket set had a sales receipt showing the denied having anything to do with the owner reported her in retaliation for her reporting one of his employees to the Department of Children and charged under new Liberty Co. ordinance banning synthetic drugs in a vehicle that was then cross the center line one taillight that was not The driver, Dolly The driver received verbal warnings for the Hosford man charged with battery Saturday LAURIE ANN PEGAZ DENNIS J. PEGAZ Loud man charged with disorderly intoxication on Shuler St. in Hosford A man who was report was charged with disorderly intoxication after he repeat The complainant said noted his speech was ing a hard time keeping JOEY SANDERS OREN ONEAL he feared family members arrived at the property on had walked into the woods he had nothing to live for and commented that family Kinard man arrested father-in-laws home JAMES K. PARKER


APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 A young mother separated from her husband and living with his parents has been charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property after an investigation by the Calhoun County Sheriffs sold a large amount of stolen jewelry, including a long list of items taken from her inlaws. Leigha Knowles, 21, was arrested She sold stolen jewelry 14 times to Gold Party Group, LLC, which oper ates out of Starstuck Movie Rentals in Blountstown, and pawned some jewelry in Jackson County, according to the arrest report. She received over $1,000 for the combined sales. Knowles had only been living with her in-laws for about a month when they realized things had gone miss ing. Their daughter reported that $22 in cash had been taken from her room on April 11. When Knowles fatherin-law started to check the home, he realized some trophies in his room had been moved around. His wife dis covered that several pieces of jewelry, including a wedding ring worth more than $1,800, could not be found. That same day, Deputy John Scheetz learned that most of the jewelry had been sold to Gold Party Group, LLC and the owners went to identify some of their property. several items sold to Gold Party Group, LLC and Marianna Gun and Pawn including several pendants and some made on Dec. 21 of last year; the last was made on April 5 of this year. The value of her property was estimated at over $3,000. When she was inter viewed the following day, Knowles admitted selling the jewelry but denied it was stolen. She named a friend who gave her the jewelry. was contacted by the friends mother, who realized she had several items of jewelry missing, including some pieces of sentimental value that had belonged to her late mother. She was sold to Gold Party Group, LLC on Feb. 14 for $368, along with three sets of earrings and a ring sold to the same place on March 18 for $81. While the deputy was talking with the friend and her mother, Knowles called the girl. He recorded the con versation, during which Knowles who had once helped her friend clean her mothers home admitting taking the jewelry because she did not have a job at the time. A short time later the deputy met with Knowles, who handed over a Blountstown High School Class of 1981 ring that belonged to her friends mother before she was taken into cus tody. She is being held on $15,500 bond. Jewelry valued at between $3,000 $5,000 Woman charged with stealing jewelry from inlaws & friend LEIGHA M. KNOWLES JEMISON HEATING & COOLING Lic RM14160924 F R O M LIFEGUARD CLASS MAY 3, MARIANNA Chipola Col lege will offer the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course beginning Friday, May 3. All interested students must be 15 years of age on or before the quires a minimum of 32 hours of training in water rescue, CPR and First Aid. Attendance is required for all class meetings. Students must be in good physi cal condition, able to swim 500 yards without stopping, able to swim freestyle, breast-stroke and side-stroke. Students also must be able to: retrieve a 10 pound brick from a seven foot depth, and tread water without hands for two min utes. A prerequisite swim test must be taken prior to the course on May 3. There is no charge to take the test. Course meetings will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 6-9 on May 17. Cost of the course is $200. Stu dents must register and pay the fee For information about the course, call Rance Massengill at (850) 718-2240. To register, call 718-2405 or visit www.chipola. edu/ContinuingEd. LAW ENFORCEMENT and CORRECTIONS CLASS MAY 20, MARIANNA The Chipola College Criminal Justice Train ing Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning Mon line for all materials is Wednesday, May 15. The program will meet week nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length. Chipola also offers an ongoing Basic Corrections academy with open enrollment. Students may tion. Classes are weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Candidates must be at least 19 years of age and earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical ex amination, background check and drug screening. Financial Assis tance is available based upon need and eligibility. The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is offered at the Public Service Building on Chipola Campus every Tuesday at 12:30. Cost of the test is $45. For information regarding the application process, contact Ste ven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 718-2286. Classes offered at Chipola College in May An MRI was taken of Brysons brain during a stay at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. A pediatric neurologist showed her a white image on the scan of what appeared to be a molar. It looked like a tooth sitting in his brain, she said. Theres no doubt, the doctor said. He has Joubert Syndrome. Even though the news was not good, it was a big relief I had taken him everywhere, she said. wrong. Joubert Syndrome affects the area of the brain that controls balance and coordination, and often results in kidney and liver complications. Brysons condition is considered moderately severe. He is almost three years old. He cannot yet crawl or walk. Despite the many challenges he has faced, Bryson has accomplished more than the doctors ever said he would, his mother said. He is a happy, loving child. He smiles all the time, even though he has traveled a rough road. He is still mommy and daddys baby. The Hatchers juggle their jobs and their family life around Bryson and his two-month-old little brother, Samson. Phillip Hatcher, 33, is a Blountstown native who works with the State of Florida. Rachel, 27, grew up in Chipley. She is a registered nurse who works part time at three area hospitals Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, Gulf Coast Hospital and Jackson Hospital in Marianna. They take turns caring for Bryson, whose treatment includes being hooked up to home peritoneal dialysis machine at bedtime. There are many medical appointments. Blood work is done weekly. There are frequent trips to Shands in Gainesville and Jackson Hospital in Miami. As a nurse, Ive had patients who died from kidney failure, said Rachel. I just try to keep a positive outlook. She said seeing the bad part of it is discouraging, but said they have had plenty of support along the way. The biggest boost has come from the congregation at the Altha Church of God. They have supported us all the way, she said. Theyre brought us suppers and donated things weve needed. If it wasnt for them, we wouldnt have made it this far, she said. They are now taking steps to get Bryson on a kidney transplant list. A fund has been established at Centennial Bank as well as CalhounLiberty Credit Union to help with Brysons medical expenses. The family is reaching out to the community in hopes of finding a suitable kidney donor for their little boy. Weve already tested everybody in our family. Everybody is A Positive, Rachel said. Bryson needs a donor whose blood type is O Positive or O Negative. The ideal donor would be a young male between the ages of 18 to mid-30, Rachel said. Young women are discouraged from donating because it would prevent them from carrying a child in the future, she said. Living donors are best for transplant recipients. The kidney tends to last longer. Not only do we need a kidney, we need a miracle, she said. In order for him to survive and live a full, happy life he will need a kidney. Anyone who feels they could meet the criteria to donated a kidney is urged to call (850) 447-1368. CALHOUN CHILD NEEDS KIDNEY TRANSPLANT continued from front page


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013 Registration and Voting 8:30-10 a.m. Business Meeting at 10:00 a.m. 100 VALUABLE PRIZES ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE OF Talquin Electric Cooperative, Inc. ENTERTAINMENT: 9:00 9:45 a.m. Country Connections NEW LOCATION: Elaine Jones will be at 4 p.m. Elaine Jones is a mem Doctorate in Education and will graduate in 2014. St. Stephen AME Church plans SPECIAL SERVICE WITH ELAINE JONES Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menu A little out of the way, A lot less to pay Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant WERE OPEN Come see us for the best seafood and prices around for a really great meal. Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc. Phone (850) 643-5995 Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777 Whaley Whaley The Liberty County Senior Citizens Association has scheduled the following events for the month of May. Liberty County Senior Citizens 12th Annual Flat head Fishing Tournament begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and continues until 1 p.m., Saturday April 26. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, and drinks will be available for purchase at 11 a.m. on Friday and on Saturday. Come enjoy the fun and have lunch. Cash and other prizes will be given away after the Tournament to having you join us. Thursday, May 2 This weeks shopping trip is to Marianna. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, April 29 to arrange your Transit ride. Tuesday, May 7 uled. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2 to arrange your Transit Pick Up. Tuesday, May 28 Bristol Senior Center at 11 a.m. from Blountstown Health & Rehab. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, May 6 to arrange for transportation to the center. Thursday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. The Liberty County Senior Citizens Advisory Council will meet at the Bristol Senior Center. If you need transportation, call 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, May 6. Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. The Hosford Monthly Craft Class will meet and then we will have a Chair Exercise Session. If you need transportation to the Center, call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, May 10. Wednesday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. The Bristol Monthly Craft Class will meet and follow up with a Senior Friendly Chair Exercise Session. For Trans portation to the Center, call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, May 14. Thursday, May 16 The Hosford Senior Center will host a Bingo Game at 11 a.m. Come join the fun and enjoy something extra with the Lunch Meal. For transportation to the Center, call Liberty Transit no later than 3 p.m. Monday, May 13. Thursday, May 16 This week the Shopping trip Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, May 13 to arrange for Transit to pick you up. Monday, May 20 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. in the Bristol Senior Center. The public is welcome to attend. Tuesday, May 21 A representative of Legal Services of North Florida will be at the Bristol Senior Center at 11 a.m. to discuss legal issues/concerns you might have. Please call 643-5690 if you would like to meet with the Representative. Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Heidi from Gentivia Home Health will be at the Bristol Senior Center for more fun games. For transportation to the Center, call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Wednesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. Heidi from Gen tivia Home Health will be at the Hosford Senior Center for more fun games. For transportation to the Center, call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, May 17. Thursday, May 23 Your shopping trip and lunch is in Bristol this week. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, May 20 to reserve your Transit Pick Up. Monday, May 27 The Bristol and Hosford Senior Centers and Liberty County Transit will be closed for observance of Memorial Day. There will be no meal deliveries on this date. Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. You can enjoy another Senior Citizens Sponsored Bingo Day at the Hosford Senior Center with something extra for the Lunch Meal. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, May 23 to schedule your Transit Ride. Thursday, May 30 You will be going back to Mari anna this week for shopping and lunch. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, May 27 to arrange your transportation. The Bristol Senior Center is open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Hosford Center is open Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Seniors are welcome to come for a hot meal served at 12 p.m. and to enjoy socialization with others. Call 643-5690 to make a meal reservation the day before you plan to attend; if you need transportation to either center, you will need to call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 three (3) working days before you plan to attend. AHCH Homemaking & Companion Services; Registered Liberty County Sr. Citizens May events include annual Fishing Tournament, bingo & shopping Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5 percent in March 2013, the lowest since October 2008 when it was 7.4 percent. The March rate was down 0.3 percentage point from the revised February rate of 7.8 percent and was 1.4 percentage points lower than the year ago rate of 8.9 percent. There were 706,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,411,000. The U.S March unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural em ployment was 7,507,100 in March 2013, an increase of 32,700 jobs. on) was 6.1 percent in March 2013. This is 1.8 percent age points lower than the regions year ago rate. Out of a labor force of 48,897 there were 3,007 unemployed region residents. ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ---Mar-13 Feb-13 Mar-12 Liberty.................5.8 6.3 7.4 Calhoun...............6.3 6.9 8.2 Holmes.................5.6 6.2 7.1 Jackson.................5.7 6.2 7.3 Chipola Region.....6.1 6.8 7.9 Floridas March 2013 unemployment rates the lowest since Oct. 2008 a very special luncheon designed to honor women of all ages, especially mothers. A Celebration of Mothers will be hosted by club members on Saturday, May 11 at the circa 1864 clubhouse on the corner of Caledonia and Clinton Streets. Tickets for the luncheon must be purchased in advance and are $10 each. Families are encouraged to purchase blocks of tickets in advance as seating is limited. This unique luncheon, served in the historic club house, will include salad, beverage, and a Chocolate Fondue Extravaganza dessert. Tables will be elegantly decorated by club members with individual themes. Attendees will have a chance to win several door prizes and will enjoy a delightful, humorous skit County resident, Glenda Sue Bradley and performed by Glenda Sue Bradley and Calhoun County resident, Peggy Cox. basis at Michaels Toggery in downtown Marianna and from Glenda Sue Bradley at gsueb7@gmail.com. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. Plan now to honor your mother by taking her to lunch on Mothers Day weekend. The attire for the event is church dressy. Founded on November 4, 1919, the Marianna Jackson County. The club is a member of the Florida 1864, is located on the corner of Caledonia and Clinton Streets. For more information about the organization Club, P.O. Box 734, Marianna, FL 32447. Marianna Womans Club to hold special Celebration of Mothers luncheon May 11 Leon County Master Gardener Program Spring open house and plant sale May 11 TALLAHASSEE The public is cordially invited to attend a Spring Open House at the Leon County about a quarter mile east of the fair grounds. The event will be held Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it is free. Three guided tours will meander through all six of the demonstration gardens covering about one acre. In addition to the Master Gardener Program, extension Sciences, 4H & Youth development, Urban Forestry/ Living, will have educational booths or exhibits. Educational booths will also cover Herbs, Roses, Container Gardening, Xeriscaping, Bee Keeping, Vegetable Gardens, Floral Designs from Garden Plants, sive Plants, Micro-Irrigation, Greenhouse Demonstra and more. These booths will be promoting at least one of the 9 principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping as determined by the University of Florida IFAS program. Our new orchard will be included in the tour. Also new this spring will be booths teaching Building Plant Sales -plants donated by Leon County Master Gardeners will be on sale at reasonable prices. Money from these sales will help pay expenses for sending our Leon County Master Gardener Plant ID Team to state competition. Last year the Leon County team was judged number one. Self-Guided Tours which allow folks to stroll through the gardens at their leisure, will provide an opportunity for you to talk to Bed Hosts stationed in each of the six demonstration gardens. Or, you can visit the Master Gardener Booth to ask horticulture questions. Free snacks, refreshments and musical entertainment will also be available. For more information contact Dale Taylor at whiteo ak43@gmail.com or Regina Blackstock at greentree@ embarqmail.com.


APRIL 24, 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! 5,301 Wednesday, April 24 Saturday, April 27 Thursday April 25 Friday, April 26 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 Bristol Girl Scout Troop #303, 6:30 p.m., The Club, Bristol. 7:30 p.m., Veterans Civic Center Monday, April 29 Tuesday, April 30 Sunday, April 28 TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., AA 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Girl Scout Troop #39, 6 p.m., TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Administrative Professionals DAY BIRTHDAYS ~ Curtis Anders, Donifan Anders, Darren Fant, Jay Brown BIRTHDAYS ~ Kathy Brown, Leann Summers, Courtney McMurtry, Wendy Phillips, Tim Wingate, Kathy Hayes, Kathy Drew International JAZZ DAY The Mears family reunion will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 2526 at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement on Hwy. 20 West, approximately 1 1/2 miles west of Blountstown. On Saturday bring your sports equipment and a covered dish or hotdogs and hamburgers to grill. We plan to meet at 9 a.m. at a covered pavilion on the west side of the park near ball and greet old friends and family. Sunday we will gather at the Frink Gym between 10 a.m. and noon. Setup for lunch begins at noon. Again, bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Steve Mears, Sr. will be doing his wonderful BBQ ribs. Drinks, plates, napkins and utensils will be furnished. We will enjoy going over this past years events and catch up with relatives. Special door prizes will be awarded. Buddy and Carol Mears will share on how to access our family genealogy on the internet. For more information or questions contact Buddy and Carol Mears at (423) 443-5535, Etta Mears Parker (850) 447305 or (850) 674-2485, Linda Marshall (850) 535-2646. Mears reunion set for May 25 26 at Pioneer Settlement The Bateman-Baker family reunion will be held at Torreya State Park on Sunday, April 28. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. (ET). Come early and visit with family you havent seen in a while. For more information contact Vance Bateman at (850) 762-8323. Bateman/Baker reunion April 28 1 p.m. The Big River Cattlemans Associa tion of Calhoun and Liberty Counties is making an effort to reorganize and revitalize. Whether you are a current member, previous member, or never a member, please accept this invitation to meet and discuss the future of the Big River Cattlemans Association on Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. (CT). The meeting will be held at the Calhoun County East, Blountstown, FL 32424. This association provides oppor tunities for gaining knowledge about cattle, benefitting our community, and teaching the next generation of ranchers. Current topics of interest to the Florida Cattlemans Association include private property rights, best cation, and the importance of educating and encouraging youth in agriculture. Come join us for a hamburger din ner, fellowship, and more information about the goals and future of our local Cattlemans Association. Please invite anyone else you feel may be interested in attending. at (850) 674-8323 if you have any questions. Big River Cattlemans Association to meet in Blountstown on April 29 Ballet Concert in Bristol on May 4 Students of The Bristol Ballet School ranging from ages 4 to 16 will perform on stage at Veterans Memorial Civic Center on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The Bristol Ballet School and The Liberty County Arts Council are co-sponsors of the event. The music of Vivaldi, Strauss and VonKarajan will accompany the young ladies as they perform classical pieces. A jazz piece performed to music from Glee will also be a part of the Young ladies in Class IV appear in a classical ballet piece with music by Vivaldi. performance. Tickets are on sale for $5. Children 3 and under and sitting on a lap will be admitted for free. You may call Bonita Deck at 643-9808 for tickets. The Liberty County Womens Club has established the Eleanor Carolyn McGehe Paulin Scholarship Fund in honor of Ms. Elly, who passed away on April 11. Ms. Elly was President of the club for four years. As President, she estab lished an annual local parade, a Christ mas toy drive and purchased teddy bears for the Liberty County Sheriffs and an activist for the community. Friends and family wishing to make contributions may do so at Centennial Bank, made out to the Liberty County Womens Club, Elly Paulin Scholar ship Fund. This scholarship will go to a deserving Liberty County student in 2014. For more information contact Con nie Epperson at 348-3554. Paulin Scholarship Garden and Lawn Tractor Pull to be held Saturday at Pioneer Settlement The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be hosting a Garden and Lawn Tractor Pull on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. (CT). This is to have an event so that father, son or daughter can work together on a project. We see children today that have no interaction with adults. This is an opportunity to work together on something that has many skills involved and that will have lasting many ways; learn to be creative, think outside the box, learn how to commu nicate, the list goes on. Bring a kid, yours, a neighbors or one you have to borrow. Drive to the backside of Sam Adkins Park, go around the horse arena, head west, and keep driving. See you there! Spring Business Just in time for Mothers Day, the Calhoun Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a Spring Business Bounce on Thursday, May 9 from 5 7 p.m. If you would like customers to bounce to your biz for special sav ings and promotions, call or email Kristy at (850) 674-4519 or kristy@ calhounco.org. promotions coming soon! 12th Annual Quilt Show to be May 4 We would like to invite everyone to participate in our 12th annual quilt show on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. (CT) at the Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. Come view the quilts we will have on display or display one or more of your quilts. We do not judge the quilts but we do have visitors vote on their favorite one and the winner receives a prize. Have your treasured quilts appraised! A Quilt Appraiser will be present to give you a verbal appraisal for $15 or a written appraisal for $35. A written appraisal can be used for insurance purposes. If you would like to bring a quilt, please let us know by email at info@ panhandlepioneer.org or phone at (850) 674-2777, as soon as possible. The show lasts one day and quilts can be delivered for set up from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, May 2. They can be picked up on Saturday afternoon after 3 p.m. Admission is $3. For more information call (850) 674-2777 or email info@panhandle pioneer.org. Liberty Couty Senior Citizens Flathead Fishing Tournament Bristol Boat Landing at 5 p.m. continues through 1 p.m. today Altha Pride Work Day meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall Blountstown Library Arts Series 6:30 p.m. BIRTHDAYS ~ Mary Frank Brooks, Robin Clemmons, David Sandusky, Darwin Monson BIRTHDAYS ~ Sara Beth Brown, Faye Vickery, Tami Mullins, David Combs


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies. WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also airs at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET. Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away. K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers & Florida Gators Remember Mom on May 12 with a special gift from Fine Jewelry & Gifts The Diamond Corner Many styles and colors to choose from Keep Calhoun County Beautiful, Inc. receives national recognition Keep Calhoun County Beautiful, Inc. has recently received the Presidents Circle Recognition Award from Keep America Beautiful, Inc. recognizing the standard of excellence achieved Equipment has recognized us for our efforts in keeping America beautiful with a gift of a backpack blower and a straight shaft string trimmer. We are so appreciative of this donation, and look forward to projects, as well as those to come. KCCB, Inc. is committed to keeping our county beautiful, and it is this type of support that helps us continue our mission. Pictured at right is Dowling Parrish, showing off one of the new items donated by Troy-Bilt Equipment, along with Doris Traylor, Geraldine Sheard, Joann Roberson and Peggy Hall. ST. MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH We invite you to be our guest as we show our appre Each night we will be blessed with guest churches helping us lift up the name of Jesus with inspirational words from on High. Blountstown. HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH train Brazilians for the ministry, Richard and Cleide are part of a boat ministry on the Amazon River that is reaching many of the remote villages with the gospel of Jesus Christ. LAKE MYSTIC BAPTIST CHURCH guest soloist. after the morning service, there will be a covered dish luncheon in the church fellowship hall. You are invited to come and share this special day with us. this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the support, kindness and caring that was shown by so many in the loss of our loved one. pital and Big Bend Hospice could not have been more attentive and compassionate in their care. We are grateful for so many friends and relatives who brought food. the musical presentation. We are grateful for each and every act of kindness and compassion shown by everyone. Your expressions of support will live of life be showered on each of you. The family of Doris Stewart Note of Thanks NEWS FROM THE PEWS Deadline for poster submission is weekends. Eligibility: Contest is open to is to be original in composition and appropriate for all ages. Theme: example, historical, cultural, eco org for more information. Size: size is accepted. We are looking for Submission: mitting art must be in hard copy form. If possible, include an elec tronic version on a CD or memory stick. (Photography and or computer generated imagery must provide both the hard copy and electronic Contact Information: Ensure your name, address, and phone num ber are included with your poster. Rights: form and image rights become the artist will be required to sign an as signment of rights for the winning used for fundraising purposes. for any use, including but not lim ited to, promotion, publications, web site, internet promotion, and any other electronic use, presentation, Inc. to promote the arts. For more information contact Mi chele Tabor Kimbrough, Mtk4art@ embarqmail.com or (850)557-0655, NW FL Artists Guild 2013 poster contest announced


APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 BLOUNTSTOWN LOCATION Telephone (850) 674-5044 BRISTOL LOCATION Telephone (850) 643-4700 Make CALL BETH EUBANKS Your Tupperware Consultant (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 Tupperware WILD & WONDERFUL LUNCH SET Give Moms middaymeal routine a makeover with this wild and chic collection. Lunch tote features strap handles, outside zipper pocket and extra thick insulation. The Blountstown Public Library hosted two Flutes and Storytelling programs by Paul McAuliffe for the children that attend Storytime and for the second, third, and forth graders from Blountstown Elementary School. Paul played music from his large each one's "speciality". Bamboo Native American, Bolivian Pan Flute, Japanese, Red Cedar Anasazi Flute, PVC pipe (to name a few) made his original songs the room. The presentation was sprinkled with Paul's witty and well delivered stories keeping everyone's attention. "Story telling, even before there was any real It's a great way to teach and entertain kids," explains McAuliffe, adding that many of the stories he tells are personal and involve animals. His experiences asFlorida Panthers, Grey Wolves, Otters and even bears at the zoo helps teach that "everyone" loves music. This event was made possible through donations from the Cultural Arts Fund. To help support the arts in our commu nity library please contact Anna Layton at 674-8773, ext. 22. From High Wire To Swiftwater art series at Library Saturday Stop by the Blountstown Public Library Saturday, April 27 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. for another free and fun Arts Series Event. From High Wire To Swiftwater will feature a local author and local musicians. In the Heritage Room we will listen to Liliane Parbot-Johnson as she speaks about her life growing up in France, her dream of becoming a circus performer, her careers in show business and her eventual employment with American circuses. Library hosts Flutes and Storytelling program with Paul McAuliffe for kids JAIDEN ALEXANDER BERRIEUM MADDIE GRACE RICHTER Birthdays Free train rides at Veterans Memorial on May 11 Veterans Memorial Railroad in Bristol is of fering free train rides on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. (ET). The train will go over a mile of track that has a trestle bridge. A play ground, walking trail and pavilions are available. Donations appreciated. To view our trains and for more information go to VeteransMemorial Railroad.org and You Tube.com/VeteransRail road, or call 643-6646, or 643-5491.


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 My grandmother had a saying for most every situation. When someone would start talking about controversial issues, her comment was, Let sleeping dogs lie. From many years of experience, she had learned that some things are best left alone, some things better left unsaid. Pol iticians should follow her advice. When congress and state leg islatures are in sessionwatch out. Politicians have to prove that there is some reason for them to be there, and they start legislating. Its a perfect time to legislate their personal views on the public. Politicians think they know best as to what we all need, but much of their effort is to use gov ernment to promote their political ideology and religious beliefs on the public at large. Abortion is one of those emotional, red meat political issues. In a democratic society well, we think we have a democratic societythe abortion issue can never be resolved in the inter est of all people. The Supreme Court has ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have a right to abor tions under certain circumstances. Republican dominated state legislatures are on the abortion issue like a yard dog on a bone. Without regard to Roe v. Wade, some states are essentially banning abortion, efforts that will be litigated in the court system. The only means of totally preventing abortion is to establish a police state, as did the Soviet Union, particularly in the former East Germany. But that isnt going to happen, so let sleeping dogs lie. Gun control is another emotional, red meat po litical issue. I support the Second Amendment. I have a license for a concealed weapon. I always have one of my pistols in my truck. If I am in Deliverance Country, I take gauge with me. Gauges full name is 12-Gauge, and he brings along his buddies, Buckshot. Buckshots full name is Double-Ought Buckshot. The gun issue is that people kill people with guns. Nothing new about that. People have been killing each other since the beginning of time. brick or rock. Paranoia abounds in the American psychic. Many believe that they need guns to defend themselves against a tyrannical government. Thats about as dumb as dirt, but no point trying to convince people otherwise. This is America. People can believe whatever they want to be lieve. The Congress isnt going to pass any sig to kill each other with guns, knives, rocks or whatever happens to be within reach when the Leave it alone and accept the con sequences. The state representative that represents my area of Florida is one of those I know best politi cians. Clearly pandering for the vote, he has introduced legislation that will permit the state legislature to interject itself into the state court system. What could possibly go wrong with that plan? He introduced legislation to put a limit on the amount of time a person has to pay alimony. That will ensure the divorced man vote. Ive never been divorced, but I do work for lawyers in divorce cases. My view is that the sults are nobodys business except for the two of them. If this representative wanted to help divorced women, he would put some teeth into the law that requires deadbeat dads to pay child support. I dont have much sympathy for divorced adults, but I do know that children suffer. The father of one of my granddaughters rarely paid child sup port; complaints to the state agency fell on deaf ears. My wife and I made sure she had whatever she needed as she grew up. Apparently, my state representative has a lot of idle time. He and a local state senator have pro posed a law that service stations can sell gasoline without ethanol. Seems that some of the locals complained that their truck didnt run good. Its that hated corn in the tank. Without ethanol, Local county commissioners need money for the budget, and they are afraid that the pitchfork brigade will show up if they raise property taxes. isting seven cents per gallon county gas tax. The state legislature passed laws outlawing bongs. Really? They passed a law to prevent the courts from using foreign law in court rul ings. Really? Even if the accused or court liti gants are from the Middle East, does anyone be lieve the judge is going rule based on Sharia law and customs? Another case of legislative idle hands and idle minds. To paraphrase Will Rodgers, Politicians in session are like a baby with a hammer. They break stuff. C ORNER Jerry Cox is a retired military OXS COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Let sleeping dogs lie We were going to have Reese Witherspoon on the show tonight but shes been booked elsewhere. JAY LENO Disney announced starting in 2015 that theyre going to put out a new Star Wars movie every summer for the foreseeable fu ture. Next up is Star Wars episode 7, fol lowed by Darth Vader, Mall Cop. JIMMY KIMMEL Scientists have discovered that the feeling that youre being watched is hardwired into our brains. In fact, the only people who dont have the feeling of being watched are on prime time here at NBC. JAY LENO Did you know there are Earth Day greeting cards? There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day than chopping down trees to make cards. JIMMY KIMMEL There are rumors that Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are back together. I just want that adorable little girl to be happy again. Maybe Selena can get something out of it, too. CRAIG FERGUSON Reese Witherspoon got into trouble. She was arrested for disorderly conduct. She asked the cop, Do you know my name? Does that ever work? The answer is either No, which is embarrassing or its Yes, I do, and youre going to jail. JIMMY KIMMEL Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have weeks before they were scheduled to go to trial. Even their divorce ended before it really started. JIMMY FALLON TMZ is reporting that Sharon Osbourne is not going to reconcile with Ozzy Osbourne until he proves to her that he can stay sober. After hearing this, Ozzy said, Whos Sharon Osbourne? CONAN OBRIEN A man in New York City is convicted of steal ing more than $376,000 worth of copy ma Theyre known for their work with big corpo rations and investment banks, and also for not ever having any toner in their copier. JIMMY KIMMEL The movie Oblivion takes place in the year 2077. Humans have abandoned earth. But strangely, Jay Leno is still hosting The To night Show. CRAIG FERGUSON Someone sent President Obama a suspi cious letter containing the poison ricin. Its a deadly poison made from beans. They said its the third worst substance you can send in the mail behind anthrax and packing pea nuts. JIMMY KIMMEL Chicago has approved a $500 million reno vation to the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field. The upgrade will include a new video screen, enhanced lighting, and an entirely different baseball team. CONAN OBRIEN Two rides at Disneyland have been tempo rarily shut down due to safety concerns. The most dangerous of these is probably Mr. Toads Wild Ride While Texting. CONAN OBRIEN


APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Do you have a will? A power of attorney? A living will? CHIPOLA LAW will be offer ing all three for only... $ 199 This special fee offer is only available for appointments booked on APRIL 26 (Friday) or APRIL 27 (Saturday) or APRIL 28 (Sunday) or APRIL 29 (Monday) Call (850) 674-3333 or email ChipolaLAW@aol.com for an appointment Clients are not responsible for additional cost CHIPOLA LAW Blountstown, FL 32424 ~ Barbara Jean Throne, Attorney ~ ~ Margie Mason, Paralegal ~ ~ Nikki Pleasants, Paralegal ~ To the editor: This is in response to Jerry Coxs article in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal dated Wednesday, April 10. First, I would like to thank you for your years of military service. I believe however, our military is much better off now without you in it. Jerry, are you a big government person? Do you believe the bigger it is, the better for its citizens? Government control of everything is al ways better? I wonder what the citizens of China, Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea have to say about that. Oh, thats right, they cant speak out against their leaders. I wonder what would happen to them if they did. You stated in your article that Repub licans would end social programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other programs. Is this just your opinion or did you get this from MSNBC? The issue is reform the system not abolish it. I know, the Republicans and their stupid, outdated ideas. After all, just look at how theyre ruining the states of New York, California and Illinois. Oh wait, my bad, Republicans dont control those states. Well, just look how theyre ruining cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. My bad again, they dont control those cities either. You made reference to Republicans so called War On Women as a form of Islamic Sharia Law. Really? The next time a conservative woman expresses her beliefs, read what is said should happen to her by the liberal Democrats. If you really want to read some vile and disgusting comments, read what they say when a conservative African-American woman voices her beliefs. In countries with Sharia Law, 14-year-old girls are shot because they want an education. Teenage girls are killed in honor kill ings. Journalists are beheaded. Are you suggesting that Republicans embrace and encourage that form of law? If they do, I must have missed all that. Probably happened when I was reading my Bible and cleaning my guns. Yes, I know, if it wasnt for those darn Republicans and their stupid supporters, this country would be great. A utopia you might say. Do we need big government because we citizens just dont know how to take care of ourselves? Do we need liberals and progressives to tell us what we can and cannot have, what we can and can not do? I guess they think we are just too stupid to entrust in ourselves. Sorry Jerry, big government is not the answer. Have you ever heard of the free enterprise system? Private companies making an investment in America. Creating jobs. Making American products. I know to some that is an outdated concept. It used to work and it still can. Government needs to get out of the way. One more thing. If I have to show my ID to rent a car or sometimes when I use my credit card, why is it so wrong to ask someone to show ID when they vote? Dont get me wrong. Im not anti-gov ernment. A limited form of government is needed. I just dont think an overbearing, all encompassing form is the answer. It just might be the problem. And before I end, yes, I was in the military. I was in the United States Navy, the greatest Navy in the world. I took the oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. I stood behind that oath 36 years ago and I still do today. I only wish our would do the same. Hugh B. Byrne Clarksville SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Journal at P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net Sorry Jerry, big government is not the answer Perhaps I missed your point while reading my Bible, cleaning my guns rfn rntnbtnAll of us at Florida Public Utilities remain committed to our customers and our community. PROMO: NA13-144 042213 rf Committed to: Customer Service, Safety and Lower Rates! ntbntnt


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" C ITY T IRE C O. GOODYEAR DUNLOP BFG & More www.bristoldentalclinic.com Bristol Dental Clinic ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Cataracts? Smart Lenses SM Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna (2 Blks from Jackson Hospital) PHONE NUMBERS Front End Brakes And More WE ALIGN ANY TYPE VEHICLE Sirmons Mobile ALIGNMENT Located at AMERICAN COLOR Pundit Mark Shields has been on the Kennedy ran for president in 1968. After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, he is now one of the most widely recognized commentators in the U.S. HAPPY CHANDLER: One man who gave politics a good name There's a hit new mov ie this spring, "42," the story of how in 1947 Jack Roosevelt Robinson made baseball history and American history by breaking the color barrier to become a Brooklyn man to play in the Major Leagues. It is also the story of Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Dodgers, who in his lonely commitment to desegregate baseball, chose Robin son, a star in four sports -football, basketball, track and baseball -at UCLA before entering the Army and being commissioned a second lieutenant. Rickey believed, rightly, that Jackie Robinson had the cou rageous self-discipline required to endure the hate, hostility and isolation that awaited him in the grandstands, locker rooms, restau rants and hotels of pre-civil-rights America. But one American hero gets short shrift in this good new movie. His name: Albert B. "Happy" Chandler. A native of Corydon, Ky., veteran of World War I and a graduate of his home state university's law school, he was a rising political star -a state senator at 32, lieutenant governor at 33, governor at 37 and U.S. senator at 41. Happy Chandler left the U.S. Senate in 1945, when the owners of the then-16 Major League teams elected him to be commissioner of baseball. The game had been lilywhite for eight decades, and when the owners later met for two hours in secret at New York's Waldorf As toria to deal with Branch Rickey's unwelcome push to integrate the game, they voted 15-1 against Rickey and for continued racial segregation. Nobody much expected Chan dler, a self-described "Confederate" who had governed a state where the races were by law separated, to rock the boat. But that is exactly what the com missioner did. As he later explained his decision to overturn the owners' vote and allow Jackie Robinson to play for Brooklyn, "I'd have to meet my Maker some day, and if He asked me why I didn't let this boy play, and I said, 'Because he was black,' that might not be a satisfac tory answer." Chandler went on: "I just decided it (excluding AfricanAmericans from the sport) wasn't just. It wasn't decent. It wasn't fair, and I was going to end it." Of Jackie Robinson, Chandler said: "He had a chip on his shoul der, and I don't blame him for that because he thought everybody was against him, and nearly everybody was." How good a politician was Happy Chandler? In American history, there have been nine different governors who, when presented with a vacant U.S. Senate seat to be the scripted ritual of resigning as governor in order to have the "new" governor then appoint him (all nine were men) to the U.S. Senate. Not surprisingly, voters dislike this charade, and eight of the nine governors who arranged their own Senate appointments have been defeated in the next election. The only exception: Gov. Happy Chan dler, who in 1939 effectively had himself appointed to the Senate and went on to win Kentucky Senate elections in 1940 and 1942. So Chandler understood the risk he was taking by ignoring the owners and by welcoming Jackie Robinson to baseball. 1950, but Don Newcombe, the great Dodgers pitcher, would speak eloquently of when Chandler had stood up for blacks, including Robinson, Roy Campanella and himself: "Happy Chandler cared when it wasn't fashionable to give a damn about black baseball players." How about that, sports fans? A successful politician who was a genuine American hero. ribbon to formally open the new School of Education last week. teacher education programs: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Math Education (5-9 and 6-12), Science and Biology Education (5-9 and 6-12) and English Education. Dr. Gene Prough, president of Chipola College, says, We are very proud of our Teacher Education program. I am happy that our students and faculty have a new place to learn so that they can go out and teach the next generation of students. Chipolas old teacher education building was one of the oldest buildings on campus and was short on classrooms, an ample conference room, a computer lab, and a large gathering area for students. Space in the common areas where students can work together has more than tripled in the new building. Chipolas School of Education has been successful grees in 2003. Since that time, more than 176 teacher education graduates have earned bachelors degrees. Most of those graduates are teaching in the K and in neighboring counties. All 2012 graduates from Chipolas Elementary Education, Science Education and Mathematics Edu cation programs who sought positions were hired for the 2012 school year. This continues a hiring trend that has been consistent since Chipola graduated its 2005. Dr. Lou Cleveland, Dean of the Chipola School of Education, says, Because of rigorous course re ESOL endorsements upon graduation. Our curricu lum provides teachers with a strong foundation which makes them valuable employees. Chipola Executive Vice President, Dr. Jason Hurst, says, Chipolas School of Education is one of our very best programs. Our teacher education graduates by the fact that many of our graduates have been rec ognized as teachers of the year at the school and dis trict level. From seven students in 2004, the program has ex perienced tremendous growth. By May, a total of 176 teacher candidates will have graduated from Chipola. cates and positions in Alabama, Georgia and Louisi ana. There are 33 traditional K 12 schools in Chi polas district. Thirty-one of these schools employ Chipola graduates. The number is even higher when EPI participants are included. Vernon High Schools entire math department is comprised of Chipola math education graduates. Mathematics and Biology in 2004 with seven students. In 2006, added Middle School Science and Middle School Math. The Educator Preparation Institute was also approved that year to serve non-education majors In Fall 2008, Chipola began programs in Elemen tary Education and Exceptional Student Education. Science program also were moved under the newly named School of Education this year. In 2011, Eng ucation teachers will graduate in May. Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs.


APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 OUTDOORS PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 1st Public Hearing Notice The City of Bristol is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $600,000. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes: 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as ac machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. For each activity that is proposed, at In developing an application for submission to DEO, the City of Bristol must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the City of Bristol is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the communitys eco nomic and community development needs will be held at Bristol City Hall on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM EDT. For information concerning the public hearing contact Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321. The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible lo cation. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321, at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321 at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please contact Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Robin Hatcher at (850) 643-2261 or at 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St., Bristol, FL 32321at least 5 calendar days prior to the meeting. REGISTRATION FEE PER ADULT: $ 50 for KIDS 14 & younger $ 25 "C $ 1 for a ticket for a chance to win $ 500. $ 1 for a ticket to "Split the Pot." Saturday, April 27, 2013 TIDBITS: In our 11th annual Tournament, 107 (850) 643-4318 or (850) 566-0812 or Ann REFRESHMENTS Hamburgers...... $ 2 Hotdogs ....... $ 1 French Fries. . $ 1 Cold Drinks... $ 1 Hot Coffee...50 Proceeds will go to Liberty County Senior Citizens. An additional cash prize of $ 800 tournaments: 14 th th Annual Gaskin Park Flathead Tournament, 12 th Annual Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament and the 3 rd 1st place.................Biggest Flathead: $ 1,000 and Trophy 2nd place................Biggest Flathead: $ 500 and Trophy 3rd place................Biggest Flathead: $ 400 and Trophy 4th place.................Biggest Flathead: $ 300 and Trophy $ 100 and Trophy Most Flathead lbs. per person................ $ 100 and Trophy CASH PRIZES 12 th Annual Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament 1st place.............. $ 200 and Trophy 2nd place............. $ 150 and Trophy 3rd place............. $ 100 and Trophy 4th place.............. $ 50 and Trophy KIDS PRIZES Starts Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. (ET), Ends Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. (ET) at Bristol Boat Landing Here are some highlights from the discussions Ive been having with my self lately, presented in no particular order: deer is bigger than any Ive ever killed. I especially hate it when its a kid . or my boss. realize that these days Im only car rying a comb in my pocket for senti mental reasons. Id probably be better off trading it for a small tube of sun block for the top of my head. no-see-ums to Egypt, He wouldnt have needed more than one plague. Pharaoh would have not only freed the Jews, he probably would have wandered in the desert himself to get some relief. potential gun buyers, why dont we mandate background checks for wouldbe parents? That would prevent more crime and probably head off a lot of other problems as well. reminder that all those little trinkets you paid a fortune for are pretty much worthless. perer scream obscenities. Just an FYI, a dog thats bred to get kicked by cows isnt all that effective. Mary watches have to wonder what the judges would have to say lie Nelson would have been sent home on the gag reel. mad watching the news that he would occasionally throw a shoe at the tele vision. Mother Mac would remind him that he had a heart condition and try to get him to calm down. I dont throw shoes, but Mary has suggested recently that my anger over the news might be a bit excessive. I could focus as intensely on a church Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew up of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. His columns can also be found on his blog, out doorsdownsouth.com. A few random thoughts from a wandering mind JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission (FWC) at its April 17 Commission meeting near Tallahas see discussed a draft proposal designed regulations easier to read, understand and enforce. Current regulations contain incon sistencies from one species chapter to chapter-to-chapter. It is because of issues like these that the public asked the FWC to tion in 68B of Florida Administrative Code will make it easier for anglers to plex and confusing language. and reorganization effort includes stan dardizing the format and rule language for 20 species chapters and relocating and sheepshead to new rule chapters of their own, separate from chapters dealing with other species. Neither of the changes will alter the meaning enforced. The second part of the proposal includes the creation of a new General chapter, and regulations that can be applied to all language, which can be cumbersome and reduce confusion and enhance compli eliminating repetition. All proposed regulations for the new chapter have been taken from existing species rules, and are therefore not new regulations. However, moving them to the new ies, which could change how certain rules are cur species. For example, a rule in and king mackerel, speci a vessel, will be moved to the General ing. This change will improve enforce prove how the regulations are enforced. For example, the proposal would expand harvest would be expanded to include of marine organisms. This rule-cleanup proposal, which will be brought before the Commission FWC staff, including members of the Law Enforcement and Marine Fisheries Management. The public is encouraged to offer input Saltwater, Rulemaking and Upcom ing Public Workshops. Future phases of the cleanup will include standardizing the remaining chapters in 68B; conducting a review of the FWCs current local laws, which determine which ones are still needed; and conducting a comprehensive review of Florida Statutes to determine which statutes need to be transferred to FWC rule or recommended for repeal. CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATES Michael Corlett (850) 643-7062 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com near Tallahassee discussed waiving the commercial and recreational bag limit and the recreational license gear. the change, recreational anglers could not catch more have a commercial license. Lakeland. hand-held net. Removing the license requirements and


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 SCHOOL NEWS BHS Cabinetmaking program gets donations from local stores and Blountstown Police to assist with projects Principal Debbie Williams, Mr. Sidney Granger, his cabinetmaking students and VICA Members are very ap preciative for the community support they have received recently. The local Alco store donated numerous items that they pulled from their shelves during inventory. The items ranged from sand paper to power tools. Mr. Granger will use these supplies and tools with his classes as they work on projects for their class and the community. The Blountstown City Police showed their sup port for the program and Blountstown High School by donating a large cooker and stainless steel sink attached to a mobile trailer. The cooker will be used to assist with fundraisers for Cabinetmaking Classes, VICA and other BHS fundraising and student reward events. BACK ROW FROM LEFT: Travis Wood, Anthony Wyrick, Taylor Wood, Jordan Willis, Hunter Price and Ryan Flowers. Middle Row: Mr. Sidney Granger (Instructor), Elijah Boyd. Seated in front: Kemuel Cedeno. At BHS we have some Team Curl shirts available served basis. Quantities are limited. See Dana Ayers or call 674-5724 and leave your phone number. Mrs. Ayers will return your call. All shirts are $16. Curl who we support in This is the last shirt order. Last call for Team Curl shirts at BHS The Altha FBLA mem bers and sponsor Maggie Sewell would like to thank The Wildcat Den for al lowing the four members who will be competing at state this week to work Saturday morning and their trip. The ladies at The Wild cat Den are two of Altha and there are greatly ap preciated. The members not only received money they also learned how much hard work is put into running a restaurant work ing from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. They were all very tired by the end of the day said FBLA Sponsor Maggie Sewell. Thank you to all who came our and supported our fundraiser. Altha FBLA works at Wildcat Den to raise funds for state competition trip The Florida FFA As sociation recently se lected 21 student mem highly coveted Stars of Florida award recogni tion program. This program sym bolizes the highest com petitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricul tural Experience (SAE) program(s) in six differ ent categories. Nearly 200 applicants were considered during the selection process. Each candidate will be inter viewed by a team of FFA, industry and Agriculture Education representatives to determine the winner in each area. culture instructor(s) will be recognized on Thursday, June 13 at the 85th Florida FFA Convention in Orlando. We are excited to announce that Abbie Edenfield was chosen as one the State Star Dis covery Award. We are proud of Abbie and her hard work with her Supervised Agriculture Experi ence Project. Abbie will complete an interview, where a panel of judges visit her project convention if she was selected as the winner. Abbie is the daughter of Marcia are Erin Stoutamire Walker and Tyler Stoutamire. 2013 Boys State Weightlifting Finals. The Wildcats scored 16 points in the meet with only four boys. 315 Bench and 270 clean and jerk while Trevor Wriston placed 4th with a 245 bench and 250 clean and jerk. Trevor will leave AHS as a four-time make his mark on the program. up for the second year in a row in the 119 weight class with a 225 bench and 210 clean and jerk. Jordan just missed a 225 clean and jerk that would have won. Ronnie Tucker had the best meet of his life and captured his second state title, this time in the 129 weight class. He benched 285 and clean and jerked 250. It was the best individual perfor mance I have ever been a part of at medalist and 2 time state champion with one year remaining. I am very proud of how the boys did this year. It has been a long year with many ups and many downs but at the end of the journey we left Kissimmee smiling, said Coach Robbie Smith. Altha Wildcats 2013 Weightlifting The Panhandle Area Educational Consortium in conjunction with Altha School the parents during this important transition from the elementary to middle school. This course will be offered on Mondays, beginning April 29 and ending May 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The sessions will meet at Altha School. Dinner will be served each night. like additional information please contact Kennessee Dew at (850) 762-3121 or Bonnie Wertenberger at (850) 638-6131, ext. 2259. Education Consortium course offered Head coach Arthur Faurot coached his last Thursday night at the Cotton Patch against the Franklin County Seahawks. The Wildcats came out with a win of 11-2. Coach Faurot reinstated the baseball program here at Altha 23 years ago when he began his teaching career. He not only devotes his time to baseball but to Altha School where he is instrumental in making things happen. We appreciate everything he has done in the past years Seniors recognized last Thursday included players Corey Barton, Jacob Ratliff, Justin Waldroff, Ryan Wood, and The Voice of the Wildcats, Devin Ferrell. ABOVE: This years Seniors stand with their parents as they are recognized during the game. BELOW: Coach Faurot stands at the fence talking to loyal fans. RIGHT: The team presented coach with a special plaque. BELOW RIGHT: The school, team and friends thank coach for the 23 years of hardwork and dedication to the school and the baseball team. Altha head Coach Arthur Faurot coaches nal baseball game Wildcats win last regular season game Thursday night against Franklin County 11-2


APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 SCHOOL NEWS Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Apr. 24 Apr. 30 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: Liberty County Schools will sponsor Pre-K screen ings for the upcoming school year. Any parent/guard ian that would like to have his/her 3-4 year-old child screened should call for a Pre-K screening appointment. Screenings will be held at the Early Childhood Center Monday through Wednesday, May 6 8. The parent or legal guardian must provide permis sion for the child to participate in the screening. Please bring the following documents to the screening: Liberty County Pre-K screenings May 6-8 The Liberty County Lady Bulldogs defeated Port St. Joe 6-2 in the class 1A District 4 championship. Carly Sapp went 3 for 4 with 3 runs, 1 RBI, and a homerun. Ashley Smith went 1 for 1 with a homerun. Kayla Johnson got the win. Kayla's record for the season is 14 wins and 3 losses. The Lady Bulldogs season record is 21 wins and 3 losses. The Lady Bulldogs will host the Wewa Lady Gators on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in Bulldog Beat Senior Parents, year book ads for seniors are on sale now. A full each. Books must be paid for in advance. There your copy now. Senior lions. A free gospel Sing will be held at Hosford School lunchroom on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Music will be by The Fortress group, Claudie Black Family, Telo gia Praise Team and Pat Summerlin, with Ken Hosford as MC of the program. Class will be selling BBQ pulled p.m. in the lunchroom for their trip to Orlando. Please come and enjoy the mu sic and fellowship as the students serve you. ---------------to say Thank You to all who have help them on this journey. Without your help this trip would not be tak ing place and they would not have the memory of this adventure or the process that it took to take their trip. What a learning process it has been. Your help has been appreci ated by all that has been connected each and everyone of you in His very special way. Gospel sing & fundraiser at Hosford School April 27 W.R. Tolar delighted fami lies, friends, faculty and staff at a Spring Musical held on The 77 students sang about bears, bunnies, railroads, our country, rainbows, sunshine their light shine. The students had so much fun and sang their songs with This Land is Your Land is performed by (from left) Caleigh Peddie, Kayelyn Franklin, Aubrie Arnold, Gracie Shiver, Emily Barber and Lauren Grantham. Blountstown Middle School Student Council enjoyed a day at The students participated in a mock session in the Florida House of Representatives Chambers and had the opportunity to meet and talk to Representative Marti Coley. The students also went on a guided tour of the Capitol and the Old Capitol building. The following BMS Student Council members that attended Representatives Aliya Everett, Daniel Ryals, Tyreek Sumner, Brock fany Dees, Caroline Howell, Seth ily Shuler. BMS Student Council Sponsors are Wendy Eubanks and BMS Student Council explores the Florida Capital LCHS Lady Bulldogs win District, defeating Port St. Joe 6-2 We appreciate the runners, sponsors, Carr School staff, and supporters that helped make this a success! The winners in the 5K race were: -------------------------------------------Fun Run Winners: LEFT: Fun run win ners Sidney Sewell and Holly Sewell. BELOW: 50-59 Fe male & Male, Su san Fitzgerald and Glen Kimbrel and 60 & over, 1st place winner David Farn sworth.


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS He Runs, He Slides, Hes Out! Altha Wildcats beat Seahawks 11-2 April 18 Blountstown Blasters lose in elimination game April 13 in Marianna The Blountstown Blasters smelled victory but tasted defeat in Marianna April 13. After overcoming an early The Blasters defeated Wiregrass Sports Academy in It was the Blasters best defensive game of the year continues to dominate on the base paths. Despite the pitching depth. at the event. Some of the equipment that will be present of loud noises. Landmark Park is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, AL. For more information, contact the park at (334) 794-3452 or visit www.landmarkpark.com. SHELBY RODDENBERRY PHOTOS


APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Liberty County Tax Collector Marie G. Goodman, CFC Reminds Taxpayers of the Nearing Property Tax Deadline AVOID ADVERTISING FEE Liberty County Tax Collector Marie G. Goodman, CFC, reminds property owners, including taxpayers on an installment plan, that May 9, 2013 is the last day to pay property taxes before incurring advertising fees as required by law for real and personal property. Property owners with taxes that are to be paid by escrow companies or to verify payment has been received, please access our website at www.liberty countytaxcollector.com to verify that payment has been posted to your account. Tax payments can be made online at www.libertycountytaxcollector.com or are Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Second Notices Have Been Mailed For additional information, please contact the LIBERTY COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE AT (850) 643-2442. 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 BRANDY MICHELLE BRUCE HOSFORD Brandy Michelle Bruce, 40, of Hosford, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at her home. She was born on December 31, 1972 in Sacramento, CA. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Aunt B, as she was known, loved outdoor beach. She was special to everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nancy and Richard Barmby, Jr. and her grandmother, Elaine Barmby. Survivors include her husband of 17 years, Aaron Bruce of Hosford; one daughter, Brittany Bruce of Hosford; one brother, Charles Barmby and his wife, Marisa of Lakeland; her grandfather, Richard Barmby, Sr. of Orangevale, CA; her father and mother-in-law, Benny and Diane Bruce of Tallahassee; a brother-in-law, Bradley Bruce; a sister-in-law, Lindy Bruce; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held April 18 at William Edwards Cemetery in Sawdust. made in her name at Focus Credit Union. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. MARY JANE REESEEDWARDS MIAMI SPRINGS Mary Jane Reese-Ed wards, of Miami Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was the daughter of Claxton and Bessie Mae Reese and granddaughter of T.O. Re ese. She was a homemaker and wonderful mother to six children. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Arlington R. Edwards; one son, Bobby Edwards and seven broth ers and sisters. children, Marie, Mac, Buddy, Janie and Arlene; her sister in heart, Alice Butler; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchil dren. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, April 9 at Vista Memorial Gardens in Miami Lakes. JO ANN CALLAIS ALTHA Jo Ann Callais, 59, of Altha, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Marianna. She was born on July 30, 1953 in Altha and had lived in Altha for most and a member of the Holiness Faith. Survivors include one son, Johnny Herbert and his wife, Theresa of Altha; one daughter, Dianne Flan ders and her husband, Richard of Altha; two brothers, Woodrow Pug Carr, Jr. and Johnny Carr, both of Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by Cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. CHARLES HENRY GRANTHAM, SR. BLOUNTSTOWN Charles Henry Grantham, Sr., 81, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 in Tallahassee. He was born on August 20, 1931 in Calhoun County and had lived here most of his life. He was a minister for over 40 years. He owned and operated of Grantham Enterprises for over 30 years in Blountstown. Through his great generosity he touched the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people with thousands of dollars in donations and charity. He was a veteran of the Korean Democratic Committee in Blountstown. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Grantham of Blountstown; three sons, Charles Grantham, Jr. and his wife, Bonita, Donnie Joe Grantham and Alvin Grantham and his wife, Maranda, all of Blountstown; one daughter, Dianne Grantham of Blountstown; two brothers, Harvey Grantham and his wife, Mae Belle of Blountstown and Curtis Grantham and his wife, Cindy of Altha; two sisters, Mattie Nichols of Blountstown and Pauline Mimmer of Snider, TX; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Ricky Grantham; special friends, Bobby McDaniel, Nathaniel Davis and Dr. Misbah Farooqi. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24 from 6 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home. Services will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. ...Because the greatest gift you can give your loved one is peace of mind. Call Todd today for a free pre-planning consultation. We accept pre-arranged contracts from any funeral home, lock in todays prices forever. Affordable payment plans for both cremations and burials. Transferable if you move. www.bevisfh.com TELEPHONE (850) 643-3636 & Crematory evis Funeral Home Bristol B Todd Wahlquist and Rocky Bevis Licensed Funeral Directors JAMIE BRANDON BOWMAN QUINCY Jamie Brandon Bowman, 86, moved seamlessly from this life to her eternal home in Heaven on Monday, April 22, 2013. She was born to Claude W. and Leona Brandon on May 25, 1926 in Quincy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Quincy. her children and family who have truly been blessed by having such a wonderful, kind, strong and loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Columbus Bowman, Sr. and one son, Henry Columbus Bowman, Jr. Survivors include one son, Ed Bowman and Lucy Pat rick of Tallahassee; four daughters, Connie Fletcher of Tallahassee, Frances Fletcher of Quincy, Nancy Stewart and her husband, Wayne and Alice Woodward and her husband, Charles, all of Pensacola; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24 from 4 6 p.m. (ET) at Charles McClellan Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. (ET) at the First Baptist Church of Quincy. Inter ment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee for their compas sionate care and support during the last days of her Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. BLOUNTSTOWN Drugs 20370 Central Ave. W 25 % Wind Chimes Garden Stakes Yard Decor & More! SALE OFF All Willow Tree 40% OFF OBITUARIES Big Bend Hospice offers community resources following national and personal tragedies In the wake of tragedies, such as the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the Newtown shootings, our national focus is drawn to painful encounters with death, trauma, grief, and a heart wrenching emotional struggle to understand. We struggle to make sense of acts like these in within our own value systems how can such terrible things happen to innocent people, including children? What we may not focus on as often, are our own citizens right here in Leon and surrounding counties that have been touched by personal losses and tragedies. They too struggle each and every day, although we may not always notice. They might be our family members, colleagues, classmates of our children, friends, and neighbors. National events can re-trigger painful emotions for those who have experienced other losses in their lives. We are fortunate to have not only Big Bend Hospice but other local agencies and providers who are here to help. Call 2-1-1 Big Bend for a current listing of providers. For your convenience we have listed those services provided free of charge by Big Bend Hospice, regardless of whether their loved one utilized hospice medical services. Call Pam at 878-5310 ext. 799 or pam@bigbendhospice.org for more information or to register. People grieving the death of loved ones have help available to them in their time of need. Focus Groups For Youth 4th Tuesdays of the month (con current parent/guardian support meeting) For children ages 5-12 that have experienced the death of a loved one. Tuesdays of the month. For teens that have experienced the death of a loved one. vide free materials and informa tion for children and those that support them. professionals and lay helpers that provide support to youth touched by trauma, grief, loss, bereave ment and suicide. Quarterly meetings. camps hosted by Big Bend Hospice. Focus Groups For Adults Next one runs May 16-June 27. sessions on different topics. Next session is May 6 and topic is Grief 101 at 6 p.m. Meets 3rd Tuesdays of each of Remembrance and Hope for Holidays.


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 24, 2013 Barrett Purvis dusts himself off after taking his turn riding a sheep in the mutton busting round. ABOVE: Jaxson Williams rides a sheep in the mutton busting event, which he won. RIGHT: Lane Lambert of Pensecola gets bucked off of his ride. Lane won last year in the bull riding event. LEFT: The Chero kee Trailblazer Drill team of Marianna enter tained the crowd. BELOW: Wendy Taylor of Blountstown takes part in the break away roping event. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS LEFT: Jay Shiver of Calhoun County busts out of the chute on the bull for his ride. BELOW: Jay shows his The Florida Panhandle Saddle Clubs fifth Annual Rodeo was held Saturday in Blountstown, bringing in more than 1,300 spectators to watch the riders kick up some dust at the Skeet Davis Arena in Sam Atkins Park. Take Stock in Children (TSIC) hosted a side event and raised $900 from local contributors which included Ralph Yoder, BMS, Florida Panhandle Saddle Club, Keith and Stephanie Brogden and an anonymous donor. This year Danny Ryals ran the barrel pattern in 42 seconds, just 18 seconds under one minute for that fundraiser, which provides scholarships. With 138 entries, the night was full of action with barrel racing, calf roping, break-away roping and mutton busting. event were local riders. Leslie Clemmons The Cherokee Trailblazer Drill team out of Marianna performed for the crowd. Sponsored by the Florida Panhandle Saddle Club


The Florida Department of Health in Calhoun and Liberty Counties is in their fourth week of celebrating Public Health Month. This Friday, April 26, we will be offering free blood pressure checks at the Piggly Wiggly in Blountstown and Bristol. We have had a great turn out at all the busi ness that we have partnered with. We want to say a big thank you to Centennial Bank in Calhoun and Liberty Counties, Calhoun and in both counties and the Piggly Wiggly in both counties and the Apalachee Restau rant. It is so wonderful to have community partners that are concerned about the health and well being of our communities. On Saturday, April 20, we hosted a free 5K run/walk at Coopers Park and had a great time and a great turn out. We want to thank everyone who came out to volunteer and participate in this event. A special thank you to the Prayer Chainers Mission of God drum line who started the race. This was a very special and unique way to begin the race. We would also like to say thank you to John Sewell for helping with the timekeeping and letting us borrow the time clock from Altha School. A big thank you goes to the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) clubs and the Liberty Just program for their participation. Although everyone who par ticipated is a winner for taking an active approach to improving their health, there were three categories for the race winners: overall win ners for male and female were Garet Shuler and Ruth Ann Eberly. In the under 35 age group, males: place -M. Brown and third placeVance Williams. Female: first place Kierstin Mosher, second place -Jody Granger and third placeHeidi Stone. Age group 35 second placeA. Bryant and third placeA. Howell. In the over 50 -Michasia Brown, second place Lakyria Brown and third placeAnnette Carrol. We appreciate everyone participating in this event. Dont forget to pick up your FREE door and window alarms at both the Calhoun and Liberty County Health Departments for households that have access to a pool or a body of water such as a lake, river or canal. APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 North Florida Child Development, Inc. VPK/PRESCHOOL TEACHERS For our 3-5 year old classrooms at our Calhoun & Gulf County Center PREFER a minimum of a CDA (FCCPC) Pickup Applications at the Centers or send DFWP/M-F/6-6/EOE ~ C14GU0134 ~ C14GU0624 MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGER/PROPERTY MANAGER Duties include repairing and maintaining mobile homes, maintaining the park, leasing homes, collecting rent-laun Applicants should have prior property management experi ence and good computer skills. We offer an attractive pay Please FAX resumes to (727) 289-7273 or email to vkharzouz@tampabay.rr.com. Any questions, please call (727) 289-7272. Liberty County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for employment CUSTODIAL-FACILITIES MAINTENANCE Deadline for applications is April 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. PERMANENT PART TIME POSITION (4 HOURS PER DAY) 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday Direct Deposit Payroll is required Pay rate: $8.00 Per Hour This position is responsible for keeping County buildings clean and in orderly condition, performing minor maintenance; setting up building for functions and maintaining grounds. Incumbent ensures that County buildings and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner. Work is performed under the general direction of the Liberty County Clerk of Court. Illustrative Tasks: eas. Sets up meeting room chambers and conference rooms for mirrors. Empties trash and garbage containers: transports trash Replenishes restroom supplies and maintains adequate supply of cleaning materials and supplies. Maintains storage and cleaning equipment, materials and supplies in a safe and orderly manner. pairs, or additions to lighting, heating, and ventilating equipment. forms other related duties as may be assigned. Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Must possess at least one year of related custodial experience. Possession of valid Florida Drivers Li provide proof of vehicle insurance coverage and have a vehicle for transportation for one facility to another. A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum ous Materials Information System. Skilled in operating vacuum Ability to read and understand labels, instructions, use and ap the general public and county staff. Employee must occasionally tic and irritating cleaning chemicals; and is occasionally exposed in printing, fax and copy equipment. The employee is occasion safe and sanitary manner. Liberty County is a drug free work environment and an equal opportunity employer. Direct questions to Kathleen Brown, Liberty County Clerk of Court 850-643-2215. CLJ JOB MKT cultivating, and harvesting vegetables, fruits and Portland & Waterford, OH. Three months of previ lbs. Post-hire employer-paid background check required. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied turn same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence Bristol Youth Academy NOW HIRING Direct Care Staff All shifts (7a-3p, 3p-11p. 11p-7a) QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma/GED, must pass background screening and drug test. CONTACT : John Scott (850) 643Revell Road, Bristol, Florida PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2013-03 Notice is given that the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, pro Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMEND ING THE LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CODE OF ORDI NANCES TO REPEAL THE LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA ORDINANCE NUMBER 9107 FLOOD DAMAGE PRE VENTION ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT A NEW LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDI NANCE; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIG NATE A FLOODPLAIN AD MINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITE RIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRA TIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICA BILITY; REPEALER; SEVER ABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. dard time, on April 18, 2013, All interested persons are in vited to attend. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may in the Liberty County Court persons needing special ac commodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceed ing should contact the County prior to the date of the hearing. Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decisions need a record of the proceed ings, and for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro includes the testimony and evi to be based. Dated this 5th day of April, 2013. Liberty County, Florida to the Board of County Commissioners 4-24 ________________________________ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES CHANGING THE USE OF LAND IN A JOINT MEETING OF LIBERTY COUNTY FLORIDA AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL FLORIDA AND THE LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners and the City Council of Bristol propose to adopt ordinances affecting the use of land by amending the Liberty County Comprehen sive Plan and the City of Bristol Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners and the City Council of Bristol and the Liberty County School Board propose to adopt an Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning. LIBERTY COUNTY AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPT ING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS, AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER DESIGNED TO UPDATE THE LIBERTY COUNTY COMPRE HENSIVE PLAN IN ACCOR DANCE WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE COUNTYS EVALU ATION AND APPRAISAL RE PORT; ADOPTING A PUB LIC SCHOOL FACILTIES ELEMENT, UPDATING THE FUTURE LAND USE AND FUTURE TRANSPORTA TION MAPS AND UPDATING THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FU TURE LAND USE, TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, HOUSING, INFRASTRUCTURE CON SERVATION, RECREATION, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPI TAL IMPROVEMENTS EL EMENTS; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. CITY OF BRISTOL AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF BRISTOL, FLORIDA, ADOPTING COM PREHENSIVE PLAN AMEND MENTS, AS REQUIRED BY STATUTES, DESIGNED TO UPDATE THE CITY OF BRIS TOL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE CITYS EVALUATION AND APPRAIS AL REPORT; ADOPTING A PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILT IES ELEMENT, UPDATING THE FUTURE LAND USE AND FUTURE TRANSPORTA TION MAPS AND UPDATING THE GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FU TURE LAND USE, TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, HOUSING, INFRASTRUCTURE CON SERVATION, RECREATION, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, AND CAPI TAL IMPROVEMENTS EL EMENTS; AUTHORIZING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. MAP OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA with Bristol shown A Public Hearing on the ordi THURS in the Courtroom of the County Courthouse. A copy of said or dinances and interlocal agree ment may be inspected by the erty County Clerk of Court and at City Hall. Please be advised that if a per son decides to appeal any deci matter considered at this hear cord of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need to ensure that a ver batim record of the proceedings the testimony and evidence based. these proceedings are being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Persons requiring special accommoda tions, a TDD device, or an in terpreter to participate in these proceedings should contact at 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321 or Robin Hatcher, City NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol, FL 32321 at least 5 cal endar days prior to the hearing date. 4-24, 5-1 ________________________ REQUEST FOR BIDS Liberty County Transit is plac ing up for bid a 2007 Dodge Caliber Vin number 1B3H 123974. The Car is in Good Condition Cloth Seats. Minimum Bid ac must be sealed and received by the Liberty County Clerk of p.m. May 9, 2013. Liberty County Court House tions presented at the Board of County Commissioners Meet ing for Approval. Bids can be must be labeled Liberty County Sealed Bid P.O. Box 399 Bris tol, FL 32321. For More information regarding the vehicle you can contact Lib erty County Transit Mechanic 4-24, 5-1 DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS


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APRIL 24, 2013 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 STARSCOPE Week of April 21 ~ April 27, 2013 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, dont be pushy with an attitude is not in your best see your softer side. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 on their own and only offer your GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Rather than settle issues this CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 people around you are LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 little fun when youre away. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 the division of labor in a relationship. Youll only be LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 opportunities for fun on Thursday. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 and you will be rewarded. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 with friends presents itself this CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 with a way to reword what youre PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Small Town T om A CARTOON BY MIKE BARNHOUSE CAMPERS/RVS 2002 Challenger Class A mo torhome PETS/SUPPLIES Fantastic mule/horse harness and collar Chihuahua puppies Billy Goat kid Chicken chicks Chihuahua/Poodle mixed pup pies WANTED WANTED: Ride from Hosford to Wanted Buy, sell and trade with an ad in The Journal. Call 643-3333. HUNTING & FISHING 1998 Sportsman 13 ft. boat, Marine fuel tank with a HOMES & LAND 2000 Skyline manufactured home, hours. Waterfront lots Mobile home YARD SALE BLOUNTSTOWN Yard sale, Saturday, May 4 REAL ESTATE WANTED: reasonably FOR RENT THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS business ads run FOR SALE SEA-DOO EXPLORER Sea-Scooter. This is NOT a Sea-Doo toy. FOR SALE UNIQUE DIVE/FISH BOAT Pristine condition WEWAHITCHKA Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative held its 65th Annual Mem bers Meeting Sat urday, April 6 at its Wewahitchka. The purpose of the meet ing is to communicate information about the Cooperative, includ ports and overall busi ness status, as well as serve as a social event for the entire mem bership. There were nearly 1,100 attendees at this years event. For entertainment, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative provided a bounce house and a pet ting zoo for the children. Music was provided by The Gann Family. Informative booths were open for the duration of the meeting, offering information about the programs that GCEC has to offer. Each registered member received a $10 electric bill credit and coupons to redeem at food booths run by local civic organizations as fundraisers. In addition, registered members were entered in drawings to win door prizes, including the grand prizes, which were $100 electric bill credits. The 65th Annual Meeting was a success. The members who attended participated in the busi ness portion of the meeting, en joyed great food and entertain ment and won some terrific door prizes, GCEC Manag er of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans said. Gulf Coast Electric Coop erative is part of the Touchstone Energy na tional alliance of local, con sumer-owned electric coop eratives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Guadalupe Wilson.


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