The Calhoun-Liberty journal


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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Calhoun Liberty journal
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The Liberty Journal, Inc.
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Bristol Fla
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J OURNAL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax W ednesday MARCH 12, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 11 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Ray Womble said he was sitting on his doorstep and talking on the phone when Curtis Anders pulled up at the Estiffanulga Boat Landing around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The men exchanged greetings and joked a bit as Anders, 52, of Bristol, got ready to put his boat in. Womble remained at his trailer about 40 yards from the water as they talked. "The river was high and it was a warm day," Womble said. "Curtis said he just wanted to awhile." Anders had a life jacket in his hand as he walked down the ramp to his boat. Womble said he didn't notice if he ever put it on. He returned to his phone conversation as Anders left the landing and pulled out onto the Apalachicola River. A few moments later, Womble heard a noise. "It sounded like a boat hitting a log or something," he said. Then he heard something more startling. "I've been on the water all my life," he said. "When I heard that boat rev up, I knew something was wrong." He ran from the back of his trailer to the landing, looking for his friend. The boat was racing in circles on the water. "He saw me standing in the yard," Womble said. "He started hollering 'Help me, help me, Ray!'" Then Womble spotted him in the water. "He was probably 150 to 200 yards away, almost halfway across the river," he said. "The boat was on this side of the river." Womble ran to his trailer and called 911. When he got back outside, there was no sign of his friend. "As far as he was across the river, I thought he'd be on the bank waiting when I got back," said Womble. But Anders had disappeared. "It happened so quick," Womble explained. "It's something that will haunt me the rest of my life." Womble said he was scrambling to get his own boat when Josh Potter pulled up to the landing with his. He got in the water to search for Anders and found his boots, jacket and ice chest floating in the river, according to Womble. Anders' family members were alerted and called out of church that morning as rescue workers began heading to the river. Worried friends and family settled in at the landing for the long wait, hoping for news. Churches and other groups brought food and an RV was brought Family waits for word on missing sherman Curtis Anders of Liberty County missing since boat overturns Sunday morning ABOVE: Friends gather with the family of Curtis Anders as they wait along the river while teams continue to look for him. TOP: The Estiffanulga Landing. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS See CURTIS ANDERS continued on page 10 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor but didnt know how to go about it, the staff scheduled a Candidate Workshop Thursday afternoon to explain the process and answer questions. The program will be especially helpful to holders who may need to be brought up to date on the latest requirements. This is something Ive wanted to do for years and we hope to make it a regular event, said Supervisor of Elections Margie Laramore. The workshop will cover a number of topics including: Two areas where there have been recent The maximum limit has increased from $500 to $1,000. And, if youve considered running for after the workshop. Well have all the necessary paperwork if someone would like to Laramore said. The March 13 workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. For more information, contact the Calhoun Liberty Co. deputy resigns as FDLE looks into 'rumor' by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy has resigned after learning that FDLE plans to question him about an alleged sexual relationship with a female inmate. In his handwritten resignation letter dated March 7, Mauricio Gonzalez, of Blountstown, His letter said he was stepping down from the job "as to not bring any unwanted attention upon the department, not for any reason of guilt." Gonzalez began work with the Liberty previously worked as an investigator with the He began his law enforcement career with the remained for nine years. Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch said an investigator with the Florida Department Thursday about interviewing the deputy. of the investigation. "FDLE is looking into allegations of misconduct and we will fully cooperate," Finch said. He pointed out that no formal Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel said Candidate workshop in Blountstown Thurs. At the Prom See DEPUTY RESIGNS continued on page 3 ABOVE: Alex Wroblewski gives a courtly bow as he is crowned BHS Homecoming King. BELOW: Altha prom-goers take to the prom on page 12. Blountstowns prom is featured on page 16. Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Singletary, Anderson le intent to run..............3 Many helped with Bristols Friendship House... 4 Outdoors Down South: Preserving memories.......9 Tolar Sweetheart Pageant...11 Job Market....15 Obituaries....13 Legals...15 Classieds......17


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2014 compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks ARREST REPORTS Provide Information about a crime Remain Anonymous Receive a Reward Proudly serving Calhoun and Jackson Counties 1-888-804-8494 Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784 C ITY T IRE C O. MV5496 "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TOYO TIRES "Authorized Dealer" Wheel Alignments Oil Changes Balancing Brakes Shocks ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD CALHOUN COUNTY March 4 John Davis, non-support, CCSO. Theodious R. Moore, battery, CCSO. March 5 David F. Yon, VOP, CCSO. John Wolfe Scott, failure to appear, CCSO. Joshua Ryan Best, written threat to kill, CCSO. Pierre Ramon Metcalf, domestic battery spouse, aggravated assault, trespass, CCSO. March 6 Leathie R. Swearington, child neglect, CCSO. March 7 Ellis Monroe Summerlin, Jr., out of county warrant, CCSO. March 8 Christina Marie Stone, DUI, CCSO. David A. Attaway, VOP, violation of injunction, burglary of a dwelling, burglary of a conveyance, grand theft, aggravated battery, criminal mischief, CCSO. Robin Ann Bilyk, driving while license sus pended or revoked, child support (hold for Bay County), CCSO. David Loy Reynolds, criminal registrant, CCSO. March 9 Aaron Dupree Burkes, driving while license suspended or revoked, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY March 6 Leathie R. Swearington, holding for Calhoun County, CCSO. March 7 Tayla Long, holding for Gulf County, GCSO. Clifton Galloway, VOP, LCSO. March 8 Christina Marie Stone, holding for Calhoun County, CCSO. Ashley Leavins, holding for Gadsden County, GCSO. Robin Ann Bilyk, holding for Calhoun County, CCSO. March 10 Jeremy Young, serving 90 days, LCSO. March 11 Anthony Combs, VOSP, LCSO. SHERIFFS LOG DAVID A ATTAWAY meth possession arrest methamphetamine residue, and the methamphetamine A 26-year-old Clarkville man who allegedly violated an injunction by going to an ex-girlfriends home is facing a long list of charges after he reportedly threatened her, destroyed some property and then left with some other items. David Allen Att away is charged with violation of probation, violation of injunction, burglary of a dwelling, burglary of a convey ance, grand theft, ag gravated battery and criminal mischief. He is being held without bond in the Calhoun County Jail. According to the victims statement, At taway walked into her home on Friday with a pair of brass knuckles in his hand. She said he demanded to know where his kids were and who was in the house. She said he broke a door off an armoire in the bedroom and kicked in a cabinet door in the bathroom. She said he walked up to her and pressed the brass knuckles against her head, say ing, I will bash in your skull. After taking a case with approximately 200 DVDs he went out side and took a jacket from her vehicle before leaving. The arrest report not ed that Attaway is cur rently on probation for battery on a pregnant victim. Man who allegedly threatened woman with brass knuckles arrested on long list of charges THEODIOUS R MOORE Blountstown man charged with battery in dispute over Wi-Fi password A 32-year-old Blount stown man was charged with battery after a family alterca tion March 4. According to the arrest re port, Theodious R. Moores sister said her brother wanted the password to the Wi-Fi connection and she refused to give it to him. She said he slapped her phone out of her hand, pushed her over the back of the couch and then tried to choke her. When a deputy arrived to take him into custody, Moore stated that his sister should give him the password since she doesnt pay for the Wi-Fi. Bond was set at $2,500 for Moore, who was al ready on probation. Woman charged with neglect for leaving two kids in truck A woman was arrested on two counts of child neglect after the Blountstown Police Department responded to a call about two children who had been left alone in an unlocked truck outside Golden Phar macy Thursday afternoon. Capt. Adam Terry found an 18-month-old girl in a car seat crying. A six-year-old boy was sitting in the back seat. After a couple of minutes, the driver, Leathia Swearing ton who had temporary cus tody of the children emerged from the store. She was taken into custody after the two youngsters were turned over to their father, Thomas Swearington, who came to pick them. LETHIA SWEARINGTON CORRECTION: Georgia Keith was mistakenly listed as being charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in our March 5 issue. That was not correct. The error was due was, however, arrested on the remaining charges which were: chase of a controlled substance, child abuse, posses sion of illegal liquor and possession of new or legend Listings include name followed by charge and iden tification of arresting agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL and . Call 643-3333 Fax 643-3334 Email: CLJ N ews .COM


MARCH 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 A Blountstown woman was arrested for DUI after she hit the side of The Callahan Restaurant early Saturday morning. Christina Stone, 32, was also charged with careless driving. Stone was traveling east on SR 20 near 11th Street around 2 a.m. when she drove onto the right shoulder of the road and hit a speed limit sign. The impact sent her 2007 Jeep Liberty spinning counterclockwise. The Jeep went across the westbound lane, struck the side of the restaurant and hit a tree, according to FHP Sgt. Lon nie Baker. The uprooted tree was pushed into the side of the building and damaged the roof. Dam ages to the Jeep were estimated at approximately $5,000. A male passenger traveling with Stone was released at the scene. Baker said the two were coming from the American Legion Hall west of town. ABOVE: A wrecker is show pulling the Jeep from the scene early Saturday. BELOW: Debris, includ ing the damaged sign, is shown across the street from the restaurant. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO One charged with DUI after Jeep hits side wall of restaurant Saturday morning CHRISTINA STONE Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menu Hwy. 65 S Sumatra A little out of the way, A lot less to pay Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant WERE OPEN Come see us for the best seafood at the best price! PHONE 379-3203 or 379-8775 T&P Foods, Flowers & Gifts 18193 NE SR 65, Hosford FULL BREAKFAST: 5:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. LUNCH: 11 a.m. 2 p.m. E njoy Wings & Hunt Brothers Pizza all day! Let us cater your next event! Call Thermon, Pam or Blaire at 379-3202 or 379-8775 Flower & Gift Shoppe Call 379-8775 Open Tues. Fri., 9-6 & Sat. 9-3 FRESH & SILK FLOWERS. GIFT BASKETS Tote bags and cards featuring the plants the FDLE's call was in response to an "inquiry" on his part last month. "I just happened to stop at the Liberty County Jail when an inmate mentioned around the cell block about improper DEPUTY RESIGNS continued from the front page a female inmate," Kimbrel said. "That same day Feb. 18 I contacted FDLE. The rumor was that there was sexual conduct but it was consensual." He said he was aware that Gonzalez had other deputy was to be Kimbrel. He said FDLE than four people" and the inquiry is expected to be completed very soon. Two more by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two men have added their names to for the District 4 Liberty County Commission seat currently held by Davis Stoutamire. that position. The incumbent, Davis Stoutamire will seek re-election. Tony Anderson, who was appointed position of Liberty County School superintendent's arrest last year, has declared his intention to seek another term. No new candidates have come forward in Calhoun County. The two election to the Calhoun County School Board, and Dennis L. Jones, who Commission seat currently held by Willie Truman Grant. Safety tips for driving in fog all to take care while driving in fog from Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel Recently we have experienced some I would like to remind drivers of the If possible, delay or postpone your trip. Let someone know you will be late. Always use your low beam your vehicle, so be sure they all work. As part of your upkeep routine, make a aimed properly and keep them clean. road. that appear suddenly. Do not pass other vehicles. It is easier to see when you follow another vehicle, but be sure you are not too close in case you need to stop quickly. away from vehicles around you. Drive with the radio off and with the window partly open to better hear other vehicles; especially at intersections. Be patient. Chipola College Commencement moved to Dothan Civic Center MARIANNA The Chipola Col has been moved to the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, AL, on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The Chipola Health Center, where the ceremony is usually held, will be under renovation from March to Sep tember. to share this event. Application for Graduation by March 7. For information, visit the Admis is available online at www.chipola.


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2014 SPEAK UP! WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 To the editor: As many of the less fortunate in our community are already aware, the Friendship House in Bristol has closed its doors. The Friendship House was begun well over a de cade ago by the Ministerial Association, a group of local churches. Although it was open to everyone, it was primarily intended for those in need. It provided clothing and other essentials at free, or minimal, prices. The tiny bit of revenue collected was to help pay the utilities. All the items were donated, most were in good condition, and some were new. And it didn't just serve the Bristol community. Folks from Blountstown and even Altha would often stop by. Every August, just in time for school to begin, all items were free. Families have also come there after House Ladies would open the doors especially for them and let them take all they needed at no charge. And the ladies who worked there were all volunteers and received no pay. Their working conditions were often cramped and the uninsulated building was hot in the summer and cold in the winter. They soldiered on through these conditions year after year. But time and other factors have taken their toll and the end has come. Since I've been aware of its exis tence, Ms. Shirley Wingate and Ms. Eleanor Ligdon have been the mainstays of the operation. Ms. Delilah Traylor worked there for many years before health is sues forced her retirement. Ms. Barbara Joiner and Ms. Blanche Traylor have also assisted much, as has Mr. Austin Wingate. It would be nice to list all those who have worked there over the years but, unfortunately, I don't know them all, and it would probably make for a long list. They know who they are and what they've done and, more importantly, God does. I believe the work these compassionate folks have done is best summed up in the words of Jesus, "As ye have done it unto the least of these my brethen, ye have done it unto me." Woody Stewart, Bristol Friendship House closes Many have helped gather clothing and goods for those in need over the years 20454 NE Finley Avenue (across from hospital) TELEPHONE (850) 674-2221 ext. 100 Our Services include : Non-Complicated Pediatric Walk-ins are welcome!! WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!! Dr. Iqbal Faruqui, Dr. Misbah Farooqi Vicki Tew, ARNP The Medical Center HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY FREE FREE Saturday, April 26 Were taking old computers and components at Calhoun County Recycling Center. PLEASE, NO GAS CYLINDERS OR EXPLOSIVES NO TIRES AND NO GLASS NO COMMERCIAL WASTES, HOUSEHOLD WASTE ONLY. accepted at a reduced rate HAZ-MATS are Hazardous Household Materials & other Toxic Wastes Pesticides Insecticides Pool Chemicals Fertilizers Paint Used Oil Paint Thinners Antifreeze Batteries Furniture Polish CALL 674-8075 FOR DETAILS HERE TALLAHASSEE Florida Telecommunications cialized telecommunications equipment for people with hearing loss and speech disabilities, is offering division of Plantronics, at no cost to seniors and others with hearing loss. An easy-to-use cordless 50 decibels. by completing an application and visiting one of FTRI works to provide the hard of hearing com munity in Florida with the equipment they need to communicate and stay connected with their loved ones, said James Forstall, FTRIs executive direc needs of our community and enhances their overall communication experience. experience some degree of hearing loss. which announces the incoming caller, and a Talking Dial Pad that reads the numbers as you dial. The large, easy to read buttons are back-lit to help seniors with low vision. Awarded for Ease-Of-Use by the Arthritis Foundation, the buttons on the handset are also spaced apart to be easily accessible for those with dexterity issues or arthritis. FTRI is able to help so many Floridians, and we are honored to be a part of their program, said often overlooked issue of hearing loss to light. We those who may not even know that these solutions are available to meet their needs. Like FTRI on Facebook and join the #KeepFlor ABOUT FTRI Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) is a non ABOUT CLARITY SMART FOR SENIORS very pleased to announce the Elly Paulin Two scholarships will be given to students in the amount of $750 each. These scholarships are targeted for vocational training only. Inc. Applications may be picked up in the than Tuesday, April 1. There are hundreds of vocational programs available. Electricians, car systems workers have a high pay scale many, many more. wish all the graduating seniors a big congratulations on all that you have achieved and all the best in your future endeavors. EVENTS The Paddle Florida Ochlockonee adventure begins at Ed and Bernice's Lake, Mack Landing, Womack State Park. Trail's end is at Bald river. For more information, visit Paddle Florida Lite: Four days or less: $100/person per day + $50 for end-of-trip shuttle for paddler and boat. Join Paddle Florida for six days on north Florida's Ochlockonee River, part of Florida's statewide trail system managed by the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection onee River. Shuttle: Beginningor end-of-trip Dam to the Bay Paddle March 15 The Women of Higher Vision will present their second annual presentation of the question, What would I do without grace on in our community, who at no fault of their own, have faced adversity. This event will be followed by the Stepping Out fashion show on The young people will show their love for these ladies on the runway. If youve attended these events before we know we will see you there again. If you havent attended you would not want to miss them. Banquet cost is $10 and the fash ion show is $8. Please come out and support us in these efforts. For more Women of Higher Vision Banquet and fashion show planned in April ter of the National Wild Turkey Fed Heritage Banquet on Friday, March Blountstown. Admission is $50 for a single purchase tickets in advance by con tacting a local committee member. Sponsorships are available. There will be an open auction, The National Wild Turkey Fed works for the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of the hunting tradition. Everyone is invited, and dona tions are tax deductible. Please contact Raymond Russell at (850)


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: ADS: JOURNAL STAFF J ohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro................Advertising OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews MARCH 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 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! 5,204 Wednesday, March 12 Thursday March 13 Saturday, March 15 Friday, March 14 Monday, March 17 Tuesday, March 18 Sunday, March 16 BIRTHDAYS Aubri Ana McLemore, Teresa Messer, Lacy Bilbo, Annie Gregory, Tony Sewell BIRTHDAYS Alicia Kitchen, Teresa Hamlin, Kelly Graham, Shorty Messer, Wendy Lock and Jamie Morgan BIRTHDAY Jamie Carl Thomas and Andy Shelton BIRTHDAYS Zeb Suber, Wayne Boyd, Cindy Brandon and Colin Anders MEETINGS Wednesday, March 12 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone (850) 643-2373. One for every Child event, 10 a.m. (CT), Jackson County Library. Phone (850) 482-9127. Thursday, March 13 Parenting Workshop, 9 a.m. 12 p.m (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center. Liberty Womens Club, 11 a.m. (ET), Apalachee Rest. Phone (850) 643-4617. Calhoun Chamber, 12 p.m. (CT) at BHS Tigers Table. Calhoun School Board, 5 p.m. (CT)Calhoun Phone (850) 674-5927. American Legion Hall Bingo night 6-9 p.m. (CT). Calhoun Chamber of Commerce, 12 p.m. (CT), BHS Tigers Table. Phone (850) 674-4519. Friday, March 14 Archeology and Use of Caves in Florida 6 p.m. (CT), Bay County Public Library. Saturday, March 15 Introduction of Archeology for Kids 10-11:30 a.m. p.m. (CT), Bay County Public Library. American Legion Hall Live Band, 8-12 p.m. (CT) in Blountstown. Phone (850) 890-8918 or (850) 447-3639. Monday, March 17 Panhandle Creative Crafters Bizzie Bees 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. Altha Girls Scout Troop #39 6:15 p.m. (CT), Altha Church of God. Phone (850) 447-5405. AA 6 p.m. (CT), Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m. (CT), Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, March 18 Calhoun Childrens Coalition, 9 a.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center. Calhoun Commission, 6 p.m. (CT), Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Court house. Phone (850) 674-4545. Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary, 6 p.m. (CT), Fire House. Phone (850) 762-1948. AA Meeting, 6 p.m. (ET), Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Blountstown. Phone (850) 643-5742. Hosford-Telogia VFD, house. Phone (850) 566-0812. Liberty County High School Prom 2014 Veterans Memorial Center in Bristol starting at 8 p.m. ET Folk Life Days at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 9:30 a.m.2 p.m. CT Wear Green, Ride the Steam Veterans Railroad 11 a.m. 3 p.m. ET Super Council meeting set next week at Blountstown Public Library The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce will host the eighth meeting of the Calhoun County Super Council Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Blountstown Library. The Super Council is made up of all the elected boards in Calhoun County. Members of the Board of Calhoun County Commissioners, Blountstown City Council, Altha Town Council, and the Calhoun County School Board have been invited to participate in the meeting. The event is open to the public. The cooperative council concept has been applauded at the State level, and used as a model in both rural and urban counties across the state. The meeting is held twice a year, and enables entities to give updates on current projects and plans for the future. The face-to-face progress reports given present oppor tunities to assist each other to work together towards common goals. In addition to the updates, Richard Williams with the Chipola Workforce Development Board will present infor mation on Calhoun Countys current workforce and employment statistics. County commission, school board, Altha and Blountstown councils will discuss projects and plans The West Gadsden Historical So ciety will meet Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. at the Patricia Fletcher Vice Meeting Facility at the Greensboro Ave. in Greensboro. Buddy Pitts of Greensboro will share his memories as well as have a display of photographs, news articles, etc. about the spectacular Pitts Landslide that occurred April 1, 1948 on the farm of his grandfather, Bud Pitts, in the Flat Creek community. The 500 feet diameter landslide made a pit that encompassed about 5 acres along the hillside of the southern bank of Flat Creek. This is the only documented landslide in Florida. The landslide area was referred to locally as Pitts Hole. Many people have memories of the landslide and everyone will be encour aged to share their memories of this earth shattering event. West Gadsden Historical Society meets March 23 Please join us as we discuss how to help abused and neglected children from our community. One For Every Child! Guardian ad Litem will hold an informational event at the Jack son County Library, 2929 Green St. Marianna, Wednesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. (CT). Local representatives from Guardian ad Litem will be available to answer questions and facilitate discussion. One for Every Child event in Marianna today Chipola Artist Series to feature Chinese acrobats April 1 MARIANNA The Chipola College Artist Series will pres ent the Golden Dragon Acrobats, Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. The Golden Dragons are rec ognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring group repre senting a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centu ries ago. These artists will amaze with their breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for children under 18, with spe cial pricing for Chipola students and employees. Online tickets are available at Tickets may be printed at home, or with an or the night of the show. Tickets also are available at the Center for Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from is also open one hour prior the event. The Artist Series event also will feature a Gallery Exhibit opening of three-dimensional works by artist Jamey Grimes. The exhibit will be on display April 1 through May 15 in the Center for the Arts Gallery. Viewing is available by appointment at (850) 718-2277. Grimes, who teaches art at the University of Alabama, describes his sculptures as fragments of a conversation with Nature. For information, call (850) 718-2277 or visit www.chipola. Blountstown BOOSTERS Boston Butt sale, Chili Cook-off, Diva Camp & Alumni Game. Starting at 9 a.m. CT at Sam Atkins Park BIRTHDAYS Edie Ethridge, Belinda Langston, Billie Rae Larkins, Lillian Dasher, Marti Coley, Emmitt Mims and Gary Shuler Jr., BIRTHDAYS Shelia Miller and Kim Butler Calhoun County Elections Candidate Workshop 5:30 p.m. CT at W.T. Neal Civic Center


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MARCH 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 BOBBIANNE AND TITUS JOSIAH SHULER Cliff and Chelsey Shuler are proud to announce the birth of their twins, born on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Bobbianne was born weighing 8.5 lbs. and measured 20 inches long. Titus Josiah weighed 5.4 lbs. and measured 18 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Minnie and the late David Shuler of Bristol. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Laureen Zaugg of Tallahassee. We are so appreciative of all the support and prayers given on the behalf of our babies healthy and safe arrival. We have been truly blessed. The twins were welcomed home with much love from family and many dear friends RESIDENTIAL USERS of the Bristol Mu nicipal Wastewater System who wish to mer months may apply for an irrigation rate for sewer services by making ap plication to the City of Bristol at the of regular business hours 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. now through April 18, 2014. The Sewer Irrigation Rate will be determined as follows: A three month water usage aver age will be calculated utilizing the usage re February, and March water bills, discarding the highest bill and using the 3 lowest bills for calculation purposes set forth in City of Bris tol Ordinance 2011-02, and will be effective for (6) billing cycles beginning May 1, 2014 and ending October 1, 2014. Questions regarding the Sewer Irrigation Rate may be addressed to Robin M. Hatch er, City Clerk at (850) 643-2261. NOTICE CITY OF BRISTOL 2014 APPLICATION PERIOD FOR SEWER IRRIGATION RATE ANNOUNCED Sun. thru Thurs. 10:30 a.m. 10 p.m. (CT) Fri. and Sat. 10:30 a.m. 11 p.m. (CT ) 5400 E. Bus. Hwy. 98 PANAMA CITY PHONE (850) 215-2449 Come play with Nightly sessions: 7:30 p.m. (CT) MR. BINGO 2800 Hwy 71 MARIANNA PHONE (850) 482-6911 Connies KITCHEN Serving Breakfast ALL DAY MEAT, BREAD, TWO SIDES AND DESSERT... 20737 E. Central Ave., Blountstown LUNCH SPECIAL $ 5 50 NEW HOURS MON. FRI. from 5 a.m. 2 p.m. SAT. 5 a.m. noon Inquire about our new lunch menu items! NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Cataracts? Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many. In Memory of Lee Mullis M.D. Smart Lenses Dr. Mulliss Smart Lens SM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses. Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna (2 Blks from Jackson Hospital) (850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 weddings Birthday Twins born Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hester of Blountstown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashlea Hester to Tychicus T.J. Allsop. T.J. is the son of Rick Allsop and the late Sue Allsop of Clarksville. Ashlea is a 2009 graduate of Blountstown High School and currently works as a server in Marianna. T.J. graduated from Blountstown High School in 2007 and has since received a degree in Automotive Service Technology from Chipola College. He is a Specialist in the National Guard Reserves in the 1-153 Cav Unit. An April wedding is planned. Engagement announced, April wedding planned for Ashlea Hester, T.J. Allsop pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, the son of Jack Riddle of Fountain and Joyce Allen of Blountstown. Brittany is a 2010 graduate of Blountstown High School, and graduated from Florida State University in 2013 with a B.S. in Social Science and a minor Jackson County School Board in Marianna. Clay is a 2007 graduate of Blountstown High School and is currently employed with the Calhoun Brittany is the granddaughter of Jerry and Geral Clay is the grandson of Lula Allen and the late Jack Allen of Blountstown, Jack Riddle, Sr. of Boca Raton and Gail Stringer of Topeka, KS. The couple were joined in marriage on Saturday, Charles Pippin Road North of Blountstown. The children of Christine Sikes is hosting a chicken pilau on Saturday, March 15 at 12 p.m. in celebration of her 93rd birthday. All friends and family are wel come to join us at 21539 Chester Street in Hos ford. She enjoys playing cards, shopping and loving her poo dle, Rusty. Talent Search students tour Chipola Workforce Programs MARIANNA Students in the Chipola College Talent Search program recently toured the Workforce Development programs at Chipola. Talent Search includes selected juniors and seniors Holmes counties. Chipola program instructors shared information and demonstrations with the students. John Gardner, Automotive Technology instructor, gave the students experience changing a tire using an air wrench. Welding instructor Patrick Kennedy led the students in a welding demonstration. ers have extinguished. Students visited a mock jail Culinary management instructor Mark Panichella put the icing on the cake as he demonstrated cake Chipola students. grams, visit or phone (850) 526Here Ceona Hall, a junior from Poplar Springs High, uses an impact wrench in the Chipola automotive program. The family of Roy Wood would like to thank ev do appreciate everything. Sincerely, Annette, Carolyn, Terrie and Roy Wood, Jr. Note of Thanks


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2014 According to the Census the facts that Asians are now co, had the effect of alienating Peril of ignoring change COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. The big story is the ongoing situation in Ukraine, which has caused a lot of tension between the U.S. and Russia. But get this NASA has an nounced that it will continue to work with Rus sias space program, even though the Pentagon has severed ties with the Russian military. When asked why, scientists from both sides were like, Because were building a robot army, umm ER nothing. JIMMY FALLON Russian President Vladimir Putin is claiming Russia did not invade the Crimean peninsula. What are those guys, neighborhood watch? Mall cops? DAVID LETTERMAN Heres a study that probably didnt need to take residents spend 17 hours more than average sit and the most high-speed chases? Wouldnt one cancel the other out? JIMMY KIMMEL Meteorologists say 90 percent of the Great Lakes are frozen over. People from Chicago are being urged to stay off the frozen lakes, but if you want to see someone from Chicago in thin ice, just go to the White House. Im kidding. No, Obama is not from Chicago. He is from Kenya. CRAIG FERGUSON The Girl Scouts are being criticized for their Bar porate sponsor. The girls earn the Barbie patch by lying still for days at a time under the couch. SETH MYERS The White House announced a change to Obam acare. They keep making adjustments. They say people can now keep their insurance plans for two more years. When asked what would hap pen after two years, Obama said, After two years, I dont give a damn. CONAN OBRIEN The Conservative Political Action Conference is still going on down in Washington, D.C. And yesterday, Donald Trump was giving a speech, when he accidentally referred to former Presi dent Jimmy Carter whos still very much alive as the late, great Jimmy Carter. Trump im mediately apologized, and then said, He wasnt THAT great. JIMMY FALLON Vladimir Putin is a goon, a stooge, and a thug. Not only did he invade Crimea, but he shut down DAVID LETTERMAN Heres some strange fashion news. According to The New York Times, the monocle is back in style. Online monocle retailers have increased sales lately. Monocles are great if youre looking for eyewear that falls into your coffee every time you sneeze. JIMMY KIMMEL AMERICAN COLOR by Mark Shields Pundit Mark Shields has been since Robert F. 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. cent sell off in the Russian nitive that his ior is not The real reason Putin blinked WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift


MARCH 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 2014 Election Dates First Primary----------------August 26, 2014 General Election------------November 4, 2014 If you are not currently registered to vote or need to update you registration, you may pick up a registration form from the following sons Grocery, Sumatra Grocery, the Supervisor of Elections of Dates Registration Books Close for 2014 Elections CANDIDATE INFORMATION Supervisor of Elections before accepting contributions or spending must establish a campaign account in a bank of your choice and all paign account OR completed the petition process by the petition Dates for Candidates to Qualify Noon, June 16, 2014 Noon June 20, 2014 Petition Deadlines Noon, May 19, 2014 All candidates who wish to use the petition method to qualify will COUNTY OFFICES OPEN FOR ELECTION If you have any questions please feel free to call the (850) 643-5226 PLEASE NOTE: One of the races was inadvertently left off last This is the corrected version, which includes all six races. LIBERTY COUNTY ELECTIONS ARE COMING! Qualifying Fee Incumbent County Commissioner County Commissioner School Board Member School Board Member Kyle Peddie School Board Member Roger Reddick Superintendent of Schools Tony Anderson Serving Bay County & surrounding areas for 1-855-769-SKIN (7546) Trust Dermatology Associates Skin and Cancer Center for all of your skin care needs. Why Outdoors Down South? Its been two years now since I started Out doors Down South (the blog from which this column emanates) and to the extent I get ques tions, the most frequent one is why I write it. The truth is, even after more than 120 columns, Sure, I enjoy telling stories about my friends and family members. Thats a nearly endless well of humor that doesnt show signs of dry ing up any time soon. And so far, none of those blog. Ive sure learned a lot too, checking my memories against those of others who saw the same events from another perspective or who heard the old stories differently. The blog also has given me a chance to re connect with people who are important to me, meet new people who share my interests and develop an even greater appreciation for grow ing up when and where I did. As happy as I was to leave home, there are times when Id give anything to be back. And as much as Ive laughed about my upbringing, I wouldnt trade it for the world. That brings me to another reason I enjoy writing this blog, which is to preserve a little of the history of the region. Not so much the dates and numbers and facts, but more the character (and the characters) that make it special. Its sad that our world is becoming more generic, whitewashed and cor mercialized than they were when I was growing up. I want to make sure my kids (and others) do realize that wasnt always the case. I want them to know about the hilarious, outrageous per sonalities who came before them the people whose grit, guts and gall enabled them to carve a living out of these swamps and piney woods long before we arrived. They deserve to be re membered long after were gone. What I dont want is to see the Apalachicola region become another on that long list of once proud, unique areas absorbed by development and growth. When that happens, natives are crowded out, their stories are lost to time and their culture is pushed aside in favor of more socially acceptable activities. Thats not okay with me. Not when were talking about home. But change happens whether we like it or not. Things are different now than they were when I was young. Theyll be even more different years from now. Theres not a whole lot I can do to keep that from happening. What I can do, though, is write. And by writing, I can preserve a few of the memories and little bits of the character that might otherwise be lost. If thats the case, then these columns serve a useful purpose. Otherwise, they have at least kept me entertained and occupied for a couple of years. That alone is reason enough to keep it going. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew up hunt


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Our daily newscast also airs at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET. Swap Shop from 9-10 a.m. ET Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away. Liberty Commission Feb. 6 meeting Liberty Co. Commission as recorded by the board secretary The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim John son. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Scott Phillips, Davis Stoutamire, De wayne Branch, Dexter Barber, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Kathleen Brown and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Aaron Elkins. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Davis Stoutamire. Motion to approve the min utes of the regular meeting held Jan. 9, emergency meet ings the Jan. 16 and Jan. 30, 2014 was made by Phillips, second by Stoutamire and car ried. Obie Harper requested per mission for the Estiffanula Fire Department to use the Vet erans Memorial Park on May 10th for a Carnival. Motion to approve was made by Stou tamire, seconded by Branch and carried. Motion to add to the agenda to discuss repair to the roof at Barber, seconded by Phillips and carried. Motion to add discussion of removal of trees at the Hosford Cemetery was made by Stou tamire, seconded by Branch and carried. Public Hearing on the Com munity Development Block Grant was held. The Com missioners are applying for a grant under the Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $700,000.00. The projects we are applying for are Flood and Drainage Improve ment. There was no public comment. Motion to approve Blue Creek change order in the amount of $22,669.86 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried. Branch abstained from voting. Kristin Brown with Preble Rish said that there was $27,000.00 left in contingency on the Blue Creek project. The pipe the county paid for will be reimbursed from this contin gency. Kristin Brown with Preble Rish told the Board that the low bid on the Lakeside Lane project was North Florida Construction Company in the amount of $177,941.20. Mo tion to award to North Florida Construction Company was made by Phillips, seconded by Stoutamire, and carried. Jim Brook with Opportu nity Florida and Florida Rural Broadband requested permis na to the courthouse and jail. Motion to approve the work to bring these facilities to receive broadband to the county was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried. Danny Earnest discussed an agreement to Hire Patri ots, a Veterans Organization with County Attorney changes was made by Stoutamire, sec onded by Branch and carried. Motion to approve going from cells to transfer stations at tamire, seconded by Barber and carried. Phillips voted no. County Attorney will get bids on collection agencies for past due garbage bills. Mo tion to approve was made by Branch, seconded by Stou tamire and carried. Rachel Manspeaker gave an update on the Health De partment. Bids on the Fuel System were opened. Only bid was received from ELI Fuel Sys tems, LLC, Tallahassee, FL. Bid amount is $11,692.00. Mo tion to accept bid was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Branch and carried. Motion to advertise for bids on fuel for the Road Depart ment was made by Barber, seconded by Branch and car ried. Motion to advertise for bids on Road Department mowers including mowers under state contract was made by Philips, seconded by Branch and car ried. Motion to approve Veterans Memorial Railroad insurance was made by Branch, second ed by Phillips and carried. Motion to approve the Vet eran Memorial Railroad Advi sory Council Members Melissa Durham, Tom and Gloria Keen an, Babs Moran, Miles Jinker Potter, Donnie Read, Meiko ald Barber and David Deck to serve on a voluntary basis was made by Phillips, seconded by Branch and carried. No action taken on pur chase of a sign for the Liberty Baseball Team. Motion to approve Reso lution # 2014-05 authorizing the Clerk to pay bills that are necessary before the Board of Commissioners have their meeting was made by Branch, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to set up a work shop next week to discuss tak ing over the Liberty County Jail was made by Stoutamire, sec onded by Branch and carried. The Clerk discussed the high electric bill for the Hosford Library. The air conditioner unit does not heat or cool very well. The Board said to have George Sanders have a look at the unit. Motion to have the Road Department crew repair the made by Phillips, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve two trees be removed at the Hosford Cemetery at a cost of $400.00 was made by Stoutamire, sec onded by Branch and carried. Motion to pay the bills was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Branch and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Branch, seconded by Barber and carried. Warrant List & Numbers Payroll Fund 34478 34503 Operating Fund 8835 9023 SHIP Grant 4113-4121 --------------------------Kathleen E. Brown, Clerk of Court Jim Johnson, Chairman in to give family members who did not want to leave the site a place to rest. As of Tuesday night, he had not been found. Search and rescue volunteers from Liberty County, Gulf County, Walton County and Bay County have been combing the area while helicopters from the Calhoun County Sheriff's overhead in hopes of spotting some sign of the missing man. On Monday, divers from the Bay County Sheriff's Office arrived and began their search, which continued after dark that evening. Two cadaver dogs have been on the water, according to Liberty County Sheriff Nick conditions are against us. The problem is the river is so high, the current is so swift and the He said the river was estimated to be moving at eight and a half miles an hour. temperature at the bottom is around 55 degrees. It's cold, it's A side scan sonar boat from Walton County was used Tuesday with no result. Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel said two boats were dragging the river Tuesday and noted that in some spots, the water is 28 feet deep. Weather conditions Information Coordinator Stan Kirkland said Tuesday. a foot since Sunday and the projections are for it to continue to drop through the end of way and we don't know what He said more than 50 volunteers have been actively involved in the search, which is focused on a four mile area down from the landing. Anders and his wife, Donifan, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last April. He worked with C.W. Roberts Construction for a number of years and recently took a job with Roberts & Roberts Contracting. CURTIS ANDERS continued from page 1 ABOVE: Search ers continue their efforts into the night. BELOW: Crews take turns check ing the river for signs of the missing man. RIGHT: Ray Womble was at this mobile home near the water when he heard the boat rev up Sunday morning. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS


MARCH 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Pea Ridge Road in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD Bristol Dental Clinic Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole grain buttered toast and juice or choice of milk. MENUS SPONSORED BY: LIBERTY Mar. 12 March 18 CALHOUN BHS Students partici pated in the annual Wal lace Math Competition on Friday, March 7. The students arrived back to the BHS Campus at the end of the day very excited about their experience and the awards that they received. The students who worked with our Math teachers, Mrs. Amanda McGhee, Mrs. Allyson Howell and Miss Jonetta Dawson to prepare for the event are as follows: Bryce Davis, Katie Detweiler, Megan Dillinger, Donavan Ebersole, George Glass, Chessa Goodman, Cassidy Gurliaccio, Summer Hill, Caroline Howell, Thomas Howell, Will McClellan, Laine Nichols, Joshua Odom, Jalissia Ruiz, Emily Shuler, Colby Tanner, Trent Woodham, Heather Yoder and Kristi Yoder. All of the participants their participation and the following students placed in the competitions and received trophies: Geometry 1st place Trent Woodham, 5th place Kristi Yoder; Advanced Mathematics 2nd place Donavan Ebersole, 3rd place Jalissia Ruiz; Mi crocomputer Applications 1st place George Glass, 5th place Bryce Davis; Computer Literacy 7th place Megann Dillinger. Congratulations to all of these students and the BHS Math Teachers for the outstanding job they did representing Blountstown High School. BHS students and teachers take part in Wallace Math Competition Family breakfast held Friday at BES On Friday, March 7, Blountstown Elementary hosted its monthly fam ily breakfast. Parents, grandparents, and students were served a delicious breakfast. Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us for breakfast. SCHOOL NEWS Dates to remember at BES Friday, March 14 Deadline to purchase 2013-2014 Yearbooks, THERE WILL BE NO REORDERS ; End of 3rd Nine Weeks Friday, March 21 Spring Pictures Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28 Spring Break Monday, March 31 Teacher Work Day NO SCHOOL for students Wednesday, March 12 NHS Initiation; Track Meet LCHS 2 p.m.; FCA Huddle during both lunches Thursday, March 13 Pert Testing; FFA AG on the Hill; Varsity Softball vs. R.F. Monroe, away at 5 p.m.; Weight Lifting Meet Florida High at 9 a.m.; BHS Calendar Herff Jones Delivery for Seniors, Class Ring Orders for Sophomores; French Club attending State Com petition in Orlando Friday, March 14 Varsity and J. V. Softball vs. Graceville, home at 4/6 p.m.; Varsity Baseball vs. John Paul, home at 6 p.m.; Leadership and FCA Applications Due; Tal lahassee Democrat Brain Bowl Competition; Club Day; End of 3rd 9 Weeks Saturday, March 15 Chorus will participate in Florida Vocal Association Solo and Ensemble Festi val (at the First Presby terian Church in Panama City); Varsity and J.V. Baseball vs. Marianna, home at 11 a.m. /1:30 p.m. Monday, March 17 Weightlifting Meet, Sneads at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 Varsity and J.V. Softball vs. Vernon, home at 5:30/7 p.m.; Distracted Driver Assembly Tolar Schools annual SWEETHEART PAGEANT Blake Tharpe and Caroline Carson were selected Tolar Schools King and Queen at the Feb. 14 Sweetheart Pageant. At far left, last years queen Kayla Chambers, was on hand to crown the new queen. LEFT: Camden Brock hands Keegan Kru ceived a rose. The group, shown above, included Hunter Sutler, Keegan Kruger, Hannah Bailey, Shamon Mosley, Jarkeavis Bess, Crisanto Ran gel, Maggi Harris, Blake Tharpe, Caroline Carson, Jacob Creamer, Emilea Thompson, Kayla Cham bers, Vontarius McCray, Clarissa Gordon, Dallas Johnson and Vontris Pierre. NIKI AUSTIN PHOTOS


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2014 The state conference for Florida FC CLA was held March 1 4 in Orlando. Altha School sent 11 students to compete Collin Mears was elected to serve a two year term beginning as the 2014-2015 serve with Collin on the state executive council as the Vice President of Finance. Not only did these two students become elected state council members, Altha also had 10 students win medals in competi tive events. tions: Color Photo Junior Division. gold medal in the state event Chapter Arts team, consisting of Chelsey Jones, Deana Griswold, and Alexis Scharlach, competed with last year's FCCLA's na tional winners from District six. These ladies held their own and placed third for the state of Florida and earned them selves scholarship money to Johnson FCCLA member, won a gold medal in the event Recycle & Redesign Junior Division. Madison Cutchen and Karsen entitled, Math Application for Culinary Arts, scoring a bronze medal. will all be traveling to represent Florida to San Antonio, TX for the 2014 National Conference in July. Altha School is very proud of this group of students and en courages all of Calhoun County to share Althas FCCLA excels at state conference in Orlando Collin Mears, 2014-15 President-Elect and Senior, Brianna Yon, who served as the 2013-14 State Historian. NOTE: The annual Miss Altha Pageant scheduled for Saturday, March 15 has been postponed until a later date. ALTHA HIGH SCHOOL 2014 PROM Clu Po The Club Prom theme gave students at the 2014 Altha Prom plenty of reason to kick up their heels Saturday, March 8. The group danced the night away at the Altha gym. Patricia Cauley photos Porter Smith was crowned Prom King. Rena OBryan was selected as Prom Queen.


MARCH 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 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 We are here for you should the need arise. COMERFORD Vault Memorial Service Open Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Saturday by appt. Closed Sunday Located at 7871 Hwy 90, Sneads PHONE (800) 369-6828 Memorials Mausoleums Burial vaults Markers ROBERT CRISSON PANAMA CITY Robert Crisson, 93, of Panama City, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Panama City. He was born on Feb. 2, 1921 in Brookland, NY and had lived in Panama City for the past eight years, coming from Baltimore and Long Key. He loved the water and was an avid sailor. During his early child hood he grew up in Puerto Rico. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army. He received his bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M College and retired from AT&T. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Haywood Crisson and Mary Gertrude Darrell Crisson; one brother, Retired Colonel Ernest John Crisson. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ruby Cris son of Panama City, who was the love of his life and best friend; two nephews, Ernest John Crisson, Jr, of Puerto Rico and Richard Charles Crisson of New Port, RI; one niece, Marilyn D. Casanova of Puerto Pico; a sister-in-law, Diana A. Crisson of Puerto Rico Services were held Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Craig Cemetery in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. FAYNN BRYANT SEXTON SNEADS Faynn Bryant Sexton, 75, of Sneads, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 in Dothan, AL. He was born in Blountstown June 13, 1938 to the late James Willie and Versie Mae Eldridge Sexton. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Willie and Versie Mae Eldridge Sexton; two brothers, Jimmy Sexton and Carey Sexton. Survivors include four brothers, James H. Sexton and his wife, Lucille of Havana, William A. Sexton and his wife, Vivian of Ozark, AL, John J. Sexton and his wife, Ida of Sneads and Willie Morgan Sexton and his wife, Carolyn of Havana; two sisters, Martha Alday of Marianna and Violet Nell Mayo and her husband, John of Clayton, AL. Services were held Monday, March 10 at 3 p.m. (CT) at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Darren followed in Sunny Hill Cemetery near Altha. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. CAROL JOAN WEEKS APOPKA Carol Joan Weeks, 72, of Apopka, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Altamonte Springs. She was born Jan. 21, 1942 in Tyrone, PA, to G.M. and her friends and family. She was preceded in death by her parents, G.M. and Eleanor Lowery. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Jerry Weeks; two sons, Russell Gangloff, Jr., of San Fran cisco, CA and Gary K. Gangloff of Lake City; one sister, Sheila Saunders of Bushnell; one brother, Jerry Lowery of Sorrento; a brother-in-law, James Weeks and his wife, Lana of Blountstown; a step-brother-inlaw, Larry Griner and his wife, Linda of Quincy; two sisters-in-law, Margie Mason, of Blountstown and Gail Koch and her husband, Bob of Crystal River; a brother-in-law, Harry Cumbaa of Blountstown; two granddaughters, Cristen Welsh and Danielle Martinez of Apopka; a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 11 at 11 a.m. (CT) at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Interment followed. Flowers are accepted but the family prefers donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Florida Baptist Childrens Home, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802-9963. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of local ar rangements. Online condolences may be made at OBITUARIES RANDALL AUBREY MUSGROVE TALLAHASSEE Randall Aubrey Musgrove, 75, of Tallahassee, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his home. He was born to the late John Bunyan Musgrove and Hattie Murl Clark Musgrove on March 31, 1938, in Decatur County, GA. He married Wanda Kay Geiger on June 29, 1957 in Tallahassee. They have been married for 56 years and have four children, who all live in the area. He retired from the City of Tallahassee where he was the manager of the Electric Meter Department and was a dedicated employee for over 40 years. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he has served many years as a Family History Consultant. He was an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Finley Brigade, Camp #1614 and cherished the legacy of his ancestors. He was past president of the both the Georgia Callers Association and the Dixie Federation Callers Association. He was also chairman of the committee that created a square dance museum at Agrirama in greatest priorities were his family and genealogy work. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bunyan Musgrove and Hattie Murl Clark Musgrove; two brothers, Kenneth Earl Musgrove and John Walter Musgrove. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Kay Geiger Musgrove; four children, Crystal Musgrove Spikes and her husband John Tracy Spikes, Katrina Mus grove Peddie and her husband, Jared Monroe Peddie, Randy Musgrove Holcomb and her husband, James Royce Holcomb, Jr., Randall Aubrey Musgrove, II, and his wife, Kimberly Macks Musgrove; one sister, Susie Musgrove Coleman and her husband, William F. Coleman; 26 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and scores of nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, March 10 at 12 p.m. (ET) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bristol. Interment followed at the Musgrove Family Cemetery in Tallahassee. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. 674-5449 or 643-5410 Visit us online: REV. JEFFERY LEWIS MCFALLS CRAWFORDVILLE Rev. Jeffery Lewis McFalls, 51, of Crawfordville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born March 31, 1962 in Charlotte, NC. Jeff was saved in November 1984, and called into the ministry shortly thereafter. He is a graduate of Lee College where he went to school in preparation for his ministerial calling. He met his wife Libby there and they married in August 1989. He graduated Magna assignment was as youth pastor at Bloomington Church of God in Bloomington, MN from 1991 1992. He then served as youth pastor at Calvary Assembly of God, Fayetteville, NC from 1992 1994 and Evangel Temple Assembly of God in Columbus, GA from 1994 1999. God then called him to a small town in the northern panhandle of Florida Crawfordville, to a small church called Medart Assembly of God where he served as the lead pastor from August 1999 until his death. He has also served as a sectional Presbyter ordained Assemblies of God minister and servant of the King for nearly 30 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Mae Broome McFalls. Survivors include his loving wife of 24 1/2 years, Elizabeth Libby Brown McFalls of Crawfordville; two sons, Zachary Zac Adam McFalls and Doran Blake McFalls, both of Crawfordville; one daughter, Sydney Abigail Abbi McFalls of Crawfordville; his father, Bobby L. McFalls of Charlotte, NC; one sister, Sharron McFalls of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Michael McFalls and his wife, Jeannie and their two daughters Emilee and Maddie McFalls, all of Charlotte, NC. Family will receive friends Wednesday, March 12 from 6 8 p.m. (ET) at Medart Assembly of God. Celebration services will be held Thursday, March 13 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Medart Assembly of God in Crawfordville. Internment will follow at Ivan Assembly of God Cemetery. Assembly of God building fund/mission fund, P.O. Box 190, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Bevis Funeral Home in Crawfordville is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATION PHONE (850) 410-4642 Triage nurse recipient of Carol Pluchino Gaeta-Jaffe Award for Nursing Excellence Sandy Klein, triage nurse for Big Bend Hospice, was awarded the 2013 Carol Pluchino Gaeta-Jaffee Award for Nursing Excellence. This award is given to honor a Bend Hospice nursing practice each year. Nominated by her supervisor, Tinu Agboola, Sandy was recognized for her diligence, problem-solving, and compassion to patients and families. Sandy Klein has been a dedicated employee of Big Bend Hospice for over 7 years. As a hospice triage nurse, she often interacts with patients and families in their lives. She has a reputation of being an expert in crisis management. When families call Big Bend Hospice and are panicked due to lack of understanding or for other reasons, Sandys experience and guidance, ensuring proper communication with physicians, ven dor, or facilities, prove to be the perfect combination for the best solution. Her goal is to make sure that the Bend Hospice is attained. Team player is another word used quite often by Sandys co-workers when describing her role at Big Bend Hospice. During the holidays and weekends when many people are at home with families and loved ones, Sandy offers to cover the unit so others can have the time off. Her desire for excellence drives her to ensure someone is available 24/7 to answer the telephone when/if a family calls. Big Bend Hospice does not use an answering service. All calls are answered by staff, day or night, thanks to Sandys commitment to quality customer service. The Award for Nursing Excellence is given in honor of Carol Pluchina Gaeta-Jaffee. Carol worked her entire professional life as a registered nurse. She graduated from St. Vincents Hospital School of Nursing in Jack sonville in 1967. She was licensed to practice in Florida, Illinois and Louisiana. She worked in various hospitals in Orlando before becoming disabled by an on-the-job accident. After recovering, she worked in the AIDS clinic of the Orange County Health Department, before accepting a position with the AIDS Resource Alliance (ARA). Carol moved to Tallahassee in March 1993 to begin work as a Big Bend Hospice nurse. After being injured in a car accident she was unable to work again and retired from nursing. Carol was a talented cook, the patients she served. Carol died in Hospice House on September 15, 2004, after a long struggle with Cattle mans disease a little known disorder of the lymphatic system. Her husband Reid Jaffe honors her memory with this award each year through Big Bend Hospice.






Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2014 Blountstown High School PROM 2014 A Great Gatsby-inspired prom theme made it a special night for Blount stown High School students and their dates. Guests donned tuxes and eve ning gowns for an elegant yet spirited evening at the W.T. Neal Civic Center on Friday. BELOW LEFT: BHS King Alex Wroblewski and Queen Aelon Dykes were named prom night roy alty. DAKODA BERG PHOTOS


MARCH 12, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 5 x 10 ..... $ 27 10 x 10 .... $ 43 10 x 20 .... $ 70 10 x 25 .... $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS To place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. For Rent in ALTHA 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers. With lawn service included 2 BD, 1 1/2 BA Town houses Commercial, Old Mexican Restaurant Day care location BRISTOL Mobile home lots 2BR 1 BA singlewide 3BD doublewide 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN MISC. ITEMS Cabelas XL jacket, game hide with removable inside liner and detachable hood, $100. Call (850) 447-3211 or (850) 643-3662. 3-12, 3-19 Portable wheelchair car rier for receiver hitch with ramp. Call (850) 643-5693 or (850) 570-1964. 3-5, 3-12 Electric golf cart in great condition with new batteries, $2,000. Call (850) 643-5693 or (850) 570-1964. 3-5, 3-12 100 VCR movies in two storage boxes, $45 OBO. Call (850) 674-6242. 3-5, 3-12 FURNITURE Convertible crib made with cherry wood. Comes with toddler and full size bed rails, three drawer changing table, also made with cherry wood, $300. Call (850) 4473850. 3-12, 3-19 Lots of good used furni ture for sale at the CalhounLiberty Ministry Center thrift store. Come check us out. Located on SR 20 East of Blountstown. Call (850) 6741818. UFN ELECTRONICS $400 OBO. Call (850) 4916459. 3-5, 3-12 MISC: T.V., converter box, outside antenna, remote, $45 OBO. Computer moni tor, key boards, printer, speakers, mouses, cables and more, $45 OB. Call (850) 674-6242. 3-5, 3-12 Available at the CalhounLiberty Ministry Center: Located at S.R. 20 East in Blountstown. Call (850) 6741818. UFN AUTOMOTIVE 1999 S-10 pickup in great shape. Call (850) 674-6940, ask for Gordon. 3-12, 3-19 2001 Toyota Camry in good condition with new tires and (850) 693-3356. 3-5, 3-12 2005 Yamaha Vstar 650, less than 10,000 miles, $3,500. Call (850) 273-9350. 3-5, 3-12 2007 Yamaha Vstar 650, in great condition, low mile age, $3,500 OBO. E-mail at 3-5, 3-12 HOMES & LAND Approx. 10 acres with power pole, septic and well. Private drive. Borders the National Forest in Liberty County, $45,000. Call (850) 381-8135. 12-18 T UFN PETS/SUPPLIES FREE puppies: Eight week old half healer and half black mountain curr. Call (850) 643-7962 or (850) 6438397. 3-12, 3-19 FREE Blue healer with pos sible German Shepherd mix, one-year-old male up to date on all shots. Good with kids. Call (850) 643-8754 or (850) 643-8027. 3-12, 3-19 Coons: $10 each. Opos sums: $4 each. Call (850) 237-1587. 3-12, 3-19 FREE Jack donkey to a good home. Call (850) 4472407 or (850) 567-0741. 3-12, 3-19 FREE Chihuahuas. House broken, love to cuddle. One deer head with light blonde hair weighing about one pound and a black and tan haired weighing four pounds. Call (850) 363-9498. 3-12, 3-19 FREE kittens: Five male and one female, wormed trained. Call (850) 491-5164. 3-5, 3-12 CAMPING/RV 2004 Conquest Supreme 25 travel trailer made by Gulf Stream with two large slide outs and outside show er, $11,000 OBO. 2005 Franklin 30 camper with slide out, sleeps six, queen size bed and full size refrgerator, $7,500 OBO. Call (850) 447-3337. 3-12, 3-19 EQUIPMENT Briggs and Stratton 18hp engine from a small mower/ tractor like new, $600 OBO. 8 disc harrow from Sears and Roebuck like new, $300 OBO. Four foot scraper blade like new, $300 OBO. Eight prong cultivator like new, $250 OBO. Call (850) 762-9162. 3-12, 3-19 Heavy duty chain hoist, excellent shape, $175. 3-5, 3-12 BF Goodrich Commer cial T/A 10 ply tires, six LT235/85/R16,two are brand new only used for 300 miles, $125 each, the other four are 3 years old, used for 8,000 miles, $350 for the set. Call (850) 674-8385. 3-5, 3-12 Lucas portable sawmill, in excellent condition with a 27 hp Kohler motor, 2 sets of ex tensions, will cup up to a 20 ft. log and sharpener, $9,800. Call (850) 379-8488. 3-5, 3-12 Lawn mower and bagger wagon, 33 deck, electric start, Hi-Vac Snapper. All in great condition and for only $1,295. Call (850) 643-5372. 2-26, 3-5 APPLIANCES Thane FlavorWave Oven, like new with a cookbook, $25. Call (850) 674-6242. 3-5, 3-12 HUNTING & FISHING Mossberg 9200 that shoots three inch shells, with camo and true glow sights, $300. Call (850) 447-3211 or (850) 643-3662. 3-12, 3-19 LOST & FOUND FOUND: Three dogs in the Telogia area, call to identify. (850) 694-3901. 3-12, 3-19 LOST: Childs dogs : one wolf/husky mix with bright orange collar and one pit/lab mix in the Clarksville area about one mile north of Carr School. If found please con tact (850) 674-7854 or (850) 643-1519. 3-12, 3-19 FOUND: Handmade knife, in the parking lot of Subway in Bristol. Call (850) 6616749 to identify. 3-5, 3-12 YARD SALES CLARKSVILLE Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT on SR 73. Call (850) 674-4030. BRISTOL Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. ET at the Liberty County Courthouse. Two trunks and a trailer full of items for everybody. Call (850) 4592920. BLOUNTSTOWN Saturday, March 15 from 7 a.m. CT at apartment H1 in Chipola Manor across from the Emergency Room. Call (850) 674-3033 or (850) 447-2492. (813) 253-3258 UFN ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 This week you need to be the follower instead of the leader, Aries. It may be dif it is for the best. Keep an open mind. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 this week, Taurus, but some friends will boost your morale to help you get back on your feet. Saturday will be a big day. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, certain things that have to get done this week are out of your realm of expertise. Do your best to tackle these projects but have a helper on hand just in case. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you have a lot on your plate, but you dont know where to start. Make a list of your tasks, and it will help you better tackle one thing at a time until you are all done. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, learn to laugh at yourself as a means to relieving stress. Things cant always be serious, so lighten up and take some time to relax. Work with Virgo this week. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Give yourself a much-deserved break, Virgo. Youve been working nonstop for the last several months, and now is a great time to take a vacation or enjoy a weekend getaway. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 You dont have all of the answers, Libra, so dont even think about saying you do. Relationship concerns are at the forefront of your mind lately. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, it might be hard to bite your tongue, but thats just what you have to do this week. Wait until you are called on for help before you get involved. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Take a few days to get all of your affairs in order, Sagittarius. Use this time to adjust to some changes that have happened over the last several weeks. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Burning the candle at both ends again, Capricorn? This is not the best way to get things done. Take a more steady approach, and give yourself time to recover. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 it, but something positive seems to be on the horizon. The truth will reveal itself in the next few days. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 something you truly believe in. Unex pected events arise on Thursday. STARSCOPE Week of March 12 to March 18, 2014 LAND LAND LAND Liberty and surrounding counties OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Anything from choice home sites and commercial op portunities to hunting and UFN (850) 447-2372 CLJ N ews .COM Home repairs and more! For FREE estimates call or text (850) 566-3410 3-12, 3-19 T u t o r i n g 2 days per week 4 6 p.m. ET 5th 8th Grade Any subject Contact: Mikayla Math Science Social Studies English 447-5382 $ 10 / hr. Government backed loans available for Mobile Homes! We pay top dollar for used homes Free Appraisal! 2550 W. Tennessee St. Tallahassee, 32304 (850) 576-2104 of Tallahassee Looking to have your home cleaned? I provide exceptional service and focus on whats important to you. Contact: Ashley (850) 524-4181 ADOPT A PET ...FROM THE JOURNAL CLASSFIEDS!