The Calhoun-Liberty journal


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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Calhoun Liberty journal
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W J OURNAL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 W ednesday APRIL 30, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 18 Cartoons & Commentary....8 Obituaries...14 Jobs........16 Classieds......................17 Sheriff's Log and Arrest Report.......................2 Pancake Breakfast & Quilt Show planned .......... 4 Miss Tupelo Pageant............5 Birthdays.........7 Man killed in shooting at fathers home in dispute with brother Journal Editor BRISTOL My son is dead and my other son has got to live with it, which is probably harder, said Randy Stewart about an argument that ended with the shooting death of his 29-year-old son, Roy Brian Stewart. Stewart said Brian called him last Wednesday asking for money. I told him I only had two dollars and he cussed me, Stewart said. Stew art was in Panama City at the time. His son later went to his fathers Turkey Creek residence, where his brother, Ben, was also living, and demanded money from him. He didnt get it. According to his father, Brian came in the front door on his own and acted violently that afternoon. He said he started throwing things around the house. Brian was push ing him and Ben told him he needed to leave, their father said. Other adults in the home went to a back room to escape the argument between the two brothers. At one point, Brian walked out the front door. When Ben who had picked up a shotgun loaded with birdshot went to the door to see what he was doing, Brian abruptly came back inside, according to their father. I guess he pushed Ben all over the house and the gun went off, he said. The shot caught him in his upper torso. happened but are not ready to say a lot about it, said Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch. He said there were two or three witnesses. call reporting the shooting around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. We cleared the house, allowed EMS to come and and check and they con After learning that the family is related to him by marriage, the sher iff said he turned the investigation over to Capt. Chad Smith and Sgt. Lee Keith. They met with FDLE and the state attorney in Quincy on Tuesday. Theyre good boys and I love both of them. Brian just has a hard time coping with life, Stewart said. He cant ever get enough money. BHS Tigers win District Championship JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South QUALITY PARENTING IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS PAGE 9 SEE PAGE 18 TRAIL Filming Liberty Countys ildflower SEE PAGE 9 Kinard Homecoming set this Saturday......5 JROTC holds annual awards ceremony...11 Town of Altha holds


Liberty Jail trustee charged after meth found in her Bible A 26-year-old trustee in the womens dorm of the Liberty County Jail was charged with possession of the illegal drug was found hidden inside a Bible. After hearing about possible drug activity in the trustee dorm, deputies re moved the four women living The trustees were brought back one by one as deputies bedding assignments before beginning a search. While going through the items belonging to Jessica Pynes-Price of Bristol, a deputy opened her locker and found a tan Bible with her name handwritten on an inside page. As he looked through the book, a plastic baggie that held a white substance was discovered. The contents of the bag gie tested positive for methamphetamine. After the discovery was made, the trustee admit side while she was washing laundry and brought it back inside the jail, knowing that it contained meth amphetamine. In addition to the possession charge, she is also charged with introducing a controlled substance into the jail. Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 CALHOUN COUNTY April 22 Hector Rolando Lopez, domestic battery, CCSO April 24 Joseph Daniel Baker, driving while license suspended or revoked, CCSO Keith Edward Summerlin, driving while li cense suspended or revoked with knowledge, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, resisting arrest without violence, CCSO LIBERTY COUNTY April 22 Travis Hall, VOCP, LCSO April 25 George Kirkland, DUI, FHP Alvardo Obdulio, serving weekends, LCSO Richard Durden, driving while license sus pended or revoked, LCSO Jay Jacobs, driving while license suspended or revoked, DUI, FHP April 26 Jesse Johnson, Jr., impersonation, posses sion of drug paraphernalia, LCSO April 27 Jessica Pynes, introduction of contraband, possession of methamphetamine, LCSO Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. SHERIFFS LOG Lifetime Warranty on Repairs Will pay up to $500 of your deductible TNT Phone 674-8646 Fax 674-4914 CENTER TOBY GARNETT, OWNER from Glenn Kimbrell, Calhoun County Sheriff We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, like drowning, is a step toward this goal. When most of us are enjoying time at the pool or beach, injuries Yet, drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages one to four, and three children die every day as a result of drowning. Thankfully, parents can play a key role in protecting the children they love from drown ing. remind you of some very impor tant drowning prevention tips: Learn life-saving skills. Ev eryone should know the basics through the water) and cardiopul monary resuscitation (CPR). Fence it off. Install a foursid ed isolation fence, with selfclos ing and selflatching gates, around backyard swimming pools. This can help keep children away from the area when they arent sup posed to be swimming. Pool fenc es should completely separate the house and play area from the pool. Make life jackets a "must." Make sure kids wear life jackets in and around natural bodies of water, such as lakes or the ocean, even if they know how to swim. Life jack ets can be used in and around pools for weaker swimmers too. Be on the look-out. When kids are in or near water (including bathtubs), closely supervise them at all times. Adults watching kids in or near water should avoid distracting ac tivities like playing cards, reading books, talking on the phone and using alcohol or drugs. CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE TIP OF THE WEEK Take these steps to safeguard children around pools BESTWAY LOCATED AT 2919 HWY 231 N. PANAMA CITY, FL 32405 FINANCING AVAILABLE Zero Down 12 Months Same as cash available system with four windows, one 4 door with attached 20x24 trussed carport. 16x24 building with trussed roof and 9 Four windows, one 4 door and one 8 ga rage door with attached 12x24 carports on each side. (850) 747-8974 We manufacture over 80 different sizes. Many colors to choose from. PORTABLE BUILDINGS WELL WORTH THE DRIVE! BEE THE 15447 NW CR 12 BRISTOL Check out our full line of bee supplies! (850) 643-2929 HOUSE Hwy. 65 S Sumatra (850) 670-8441 Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant Celebrate Mothers Day ... by bringing the most important woman in your life to dine with us! Dont wait until Mothers Day on May 11. Gather your family and friends early for a memorable meal without the rush. Happy Mothers Day! OPEN: Thursday Sunday 11 a.m. 9 p.m. JESSICA PYNES-PRICE BUY, SELL & TRADE BY PLACING AN AD IN The Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL (850) 643-3333


APRIL 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 CHEER GYMNASTICS SCHOOL IN BLOUNTSTOWN (OLD J AND N SPORTS) (850) 272-3331 Senior and Youth All-Star Competitive and Community Cheer Teams Boys/Girls 18 and below Yearly registration: $35 Monthly fee: $40-$60 Flyer/Stunt training on Mondays Apr. 28 May 21 TEAL SIDE REGISTRATION TIME 18831 Sr 20 W. Suite D Blountstown Parent Meeting May 2 5:00 p.m. (CT) Fundraising opportunities are available! DINNER RAISES NEARLY $30,000 Citizens of Liberty County, This announcement of my candidacy for re-election to the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners, District 4, is made with great determination to continue the positive work we have begun. It has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Liberty County during the previous 7 years. Thank you for the trust you have place in me. I committed to the direction that Liberty Countys citizens want to see this county take. I look forward to visiting with you in your homes and request that you share with me your ideas and concerns. I earnestly seek your vote and continued sup port in the upcoming Democratic Primary on Aug. 26, 2014. Thank you very much, Davis Stoutamire, CCC/ACC County Commissioner, District 4 Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Davis Stoutamire, Democrat for County Commissioner. CLJ NEWS .COM T The annual fundraising ban quet for the Calhoun-Liberty Ministerial Association held Monday night at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown generated just under $30,000. The organization, which oper ates a food pantry and thrift shop along SR 20 near the Blountstown entrance to the Trammell Bridge, will use the money to make a down pay ment on the land their cen ter is on. Local gospel group Fortress entertained as the group of over 200 dined. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS Blountstowns own Anna Jo (A.J.) Hall raised $1,550 at the Run for Mercy 5K in Tal lahassee Saturday. The money will go toward establishing Mercy House to help young women from the ages of 13 to 28 who have drug or alcohol addictions, eat ing disorders and other serious issues. A.J. got the star treat ment at the race, accord ing to her dad, Ben Hall. FSU Coach Karen Har vey presented A.J. with a real FSU XC team jersery, he said. Harvey as well as the Mercy Ministries Found er, Nancy Alcorn, signed the jersey to give A.J. a unique memento of her part in their fundraiser. A.J.s original goal was to raise $200. She quickly met and then sur passed that total. When someone at the race asked her how she managed to raise so much money, the nine-year-old said, I just asked people. A.J. raises $1,550 in 5K on Saturday Shirt sales to help Dunn family with cancer battle A Saturday night trip to the ER ended with a shocking diagnosis for Kelli Peacock Dunn: Stage 4 breast cancer. She remains at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with family and friends rallying around her. Orders are being taken for shirts that read: I wear pink for Kelli and are being sold to help raise money for the many expenses she and her husband, Jason, are facing. Sizes (which includes onesies!) up to 1X are $10. Siz es 2X 5X are $12. To place an order, call Carla Peacock at (850) 209-1515, email Erin Pierce at or call her at (850) 890-8918. The shirts are also available in blue and gray.


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 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 Allow me to in troduce myself. My name is Mae and I would like to offer my services, as your very own personal trainer! Spring is here and its time to get moving and I love to walk! I am about 7 years old, and spent my life as the beloved only pet of a wonderful family. Sadly, due to fam ily illnesses, they could no longer keep me. My fam ily was heartbro ken, but they made sure I was placed in the loving hands of the nice people at Alaqua Animal Refuge. Heres the deal, I have been loved so much by my humans, that I kinda feel like I am part human. That can be a really good thing, because I am a faithful and loving companion. I in just perfectly with humans. You could even say that I am a perfect people-pet!! Unfortunately, Im not too fond of other dogs. Sorry, Ive tried; Im just not a fan of doggies! Now, back to this offer of being your personal trainer. I promise to motivate you to walk with me, morn ing and evening. I know, youre thinking, how is this dog going to motivate me? Its very simple. I will dance! Yes, I am a very good dancer! Any little bit of attention I get or need that I have, results in danc ing paws! I promise to help you rise in the morning, with a gentle, but loving nudge with my cold nose. If that doesnt work, Ill start to shake my booty. When all else fails, Ill follow with a fullblown dance rou tine! Oh, you may but once were outside and start our walk, Ill show you how fun it is to get moving! Before you know it, well be a team! Just you and me! Dont worry about the pace, or the distance, Im a lady of maturity, so it wont be too fast. Your job is to enjoy the scenery and the beauty of the out doors! Soon, well be walking a lot! Your doctor will be happy with your progress, you will feel better, and I will be right there by your side! All I am asking for is a chance to be your forever friend. Think about it, and if you or someone you know might want to hire me as a personal trainer, tell them to come out to Alaqua. My fees as a personal trainer are not too high, I just need a soft bed, a couple of good meals a day, and a bowl of fresh water. Oh, one more thing, I do need some love, but I promise to return that love a thou sand times! Come on out to Alaqua and Ill show you my happy dance. Ive been practicing a lot, because I know my human is out there some where! Just remember, no other pesky doggies. I want to be your best friend. I am simply looking for that special someone to share my life with. Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge HELLO! My name is MAE Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: Pancake & Sausage Breakfast & 13th Annual Quilt Show May 3 The Panhandle Pio neer Settlement is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, May 3. The serving is from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. (CT). There will be delicious sausage and light enjoy. There will also be coffee, milk and orange juice to drink. Join us for this delight ful breakfast at the Settle ment's log building Clubhouse. The cost of the breakfast 5 to 11, children under 5 are free. We'll also be having our 13th Annual Quilt Show available. the General Federation Womens Club of Blountstown. John Butler will be so bring all your scissors. There will be a quilt block contest, rules are on our would like to enter your to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Museum at 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Come out and join us for a wonderful delicious breakfast and then mosey on over to the quilt show to things. Call (850) 674-2777, or email us at ppsmuseum@ for more information. Children ages 8-14 are invited to join Calhoun County 4-H after school on Tuesday, May 6 from Mom. craft that allows lots of creativity. Class will be held and the cost is $5 which includes an after school snack. Time and weather take a short nature walk on the Greenway. for this class. Mother's Day craft class set for May 6 This Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. of Engineers Woodruff/Seminole Site Chattachooche Park (Located years National Kids to Parks Day, Our goal is to encourage children adventure, history and nature in their hometown area. Chattahoochee KTP Event will life style by getting involved in sev eral activities while attending this event. Some scheduled events are: Buddy Beaver Fun Run featuring Buddy Beaver the Water Safety Dog, Basketball Toss Game, Fish ing Game, Water Safety Wheel of demonstrate their customs, Alabama Artifacts, etc. There will be a host of local the stress of their jobs, these are: Jackson County Search & Rescue a live alligator, Decatur County K9 & Finger Printing Unit as well as the Decatur County Fire & Rescue Dog. Admission is free and there will If your organization is inter ested in setting up a table/booth at this event please contact Park Ranger Marlene Love-Jones at Chattahoochee Kids to Parks event Saturday handle Habitat Series. New Caves, Sinkholes and Springs Class will be held Thursday, This class covers karst geology, formation of caves and sinkholes, ecol morning in the classroom and afternoon Park where we will tour the Caverns, visit Seagrass & Salt Marshes will be State Buffer Preserve Building. This class covers the ecology, geol marshes and seagrass beds. Learn about tance and regulatory and conservation salt marshes and snorkeling/wading in chicolanerrcoastaltraining.eventbrite. cash to Friends of the Reserve. intended for coastal decision makers For more information, contact Margo Posten PANHANDLE HABITAT SERIES Classes to visit caves, sinkholes, springs and marshes


APRIL 30, 2014 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: 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 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! 5,131 MEETINGS Wednesday, April 30 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Phone 643-2373. Thursday, May 1 Altha Area Recreation Committee, 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall American Legion Hall Bingo night 6-9 p.m. (CT) Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House Mayhaw Community Action Group, 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blount stown Liberty Comm. Coalition at 1:30 p.m., Emergency Management Build ing. Phone (850) 526-2412. Friday, May 2 Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center. Phone (850) 674-9131. Saturday, May 3 American Legion Hall Live Band, 8-12 p.m. (CT) in Blountstown. Phone (850) 890-8918 or (850) 447-3639. Sunday, May 4 American Legion Post 272 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-2740. Monday, May 5 Altha Girls Scout Troop #39, 6:15 p.m., Altha Church of God. Phone (850) 447-5405. Panhandle Creative Crafters Bizzie Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m., Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Bristol City Council, 6:30 p.m., City Hall. Phone (850) 643-2261. Tuesday, May 6 Calhoun Commission, 6 p.m. (CT), Ag. Bldg., Conference Room, across from Courthouse. Phone (850) 6744545. Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary, 6 p.m. (CT), Fire House. Phone (850) 7621948. Mayhaw Community Action Group, 6 p.m. (CT), St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-1484. Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge Blountstown. Phone (850) 643-5742. Mossy Pond Community Crime Watch, 6:30 p.m. (CT), Mossy Pond Library Liberty Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m. (ET), Apalachee Restaurant Phone (850) 570-0222. AA Meeting, 6-7 p.m. (ET), Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. The annual Kinard Homecoming festivities will be held on Saturday, May 3 at Kinard's Community Center starting at 10 a.m. (CT). There will be live entertainment. Bring one or two of your favorite covered dishes and join us for lunch starting around noon. Also, bring any photos that you would like to share about Kinard's history or your family history. We all have a good time with visit ing, eating and listening to good music, so come join the fun! If you need more information, you may call Doyle Daniels at (850) 718-5218 or Jean Flowers at (850) 639-2856. Kinard Homecoming planned for Saturday 2014 Miss Tupelo Pageant May 10 The Wewahitchka Gator Football League will be hosting this years Miss Tupelo Pageant on Saturday, May 10 at 6 p.m. (CT). The pageant will be held at the Wewahitchka Elementary School. There will be a $25 entry fee that is due by Friday, May 2 along with an entry form. This pageant is for ages newborn to 18 years. There will be a mandatory rehearsal for all contestants on Friday, May 9 at 6 p.m. (CT). Every contestant will receive a trophy. All queens will receive a crown, sash and trophy, and will be recognized at the Tupelo Festival on Saturday, May 17. All Tupelo Queens are eligible to advance to The National Southern Miss Scholarship Pageant, to be held on November 1 and 2 in Panama City. This pageant awards over $10,000 in scholarships annually. For more information contact Ash ley Ferrell at (850) 691-9612 or Amy Farris at (850) 819-2055. Arts series celebrates April in Paris at the Blountstown Library Saturday, April 26, at the Blountstown library was "rawther" extraordinaire! The evening held perfectly beautiful weather and everyone was feeling prime for an excellent springtime ARTS Series Event. Where else to celebrate April but in Paris and that we did. A puppet ballerina that had stowed away in Anna Layton's French suitcase helped introduce the Great American Artist Charles Carman Pierce. He began his painting demonstration with a linen canvas using water soluble oils. The sitter for his subject was the beautiful Nina Boyd. We watched as he laid on his base colors then after awhile his talents became evident...the piece began to look like Miss Nina! How he completed the painting in a little more than 30 minutes we will never know, even though we were right there watching. The Heritage Room was full of his original artwork from charcoal to pastel to oils. "A collection worthy of being hung in a museum," said Anna Layton, co ordinator of the ARTS Events. While Mr. Pierce was focusing on his portrait painting his wife Peach showed a power point of her pictures from the couple's recent trip to Paris. We could tell how much she loved being in Paris with her husband the artist. "Everywhere you look is just beautiful," she fondly recalled. Charles wants to start doing portraits in the area so keep in ABOVE: Charles Carman Pierce paints a portrait of Nina Boyd. LEFT: Peggy Cox sings Someone To Watch Over Me. touch with Anna for further updates. refreshment tables then adjourned to the courtyard for the second part of the program. "Live On Stage" was Peggy June Cox Her sweet voice and artistic in terpretation of each song was lovely. Tunes such as"Someone To Watch Over Me" and "Always" were in her selections. She dedicated the familiar "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" to Charles and Peach as a surprise and they enjoyed it with a dance. Even though the time was at night Peggy's voice made you think of a songbird. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the many library staff and volunteers who weave together these cultural events. The biggest gratitude goes to the guest artists for sharing their unique and ex ceptional talents with all who attended. Merci! Wednesday, April 30 Saturday, May 3 Thursday May 1 Friday, May 2 Monday, May 5 Tuesday, May 6 Sunday, May 4 BIRTHDAYS Sara Beth Brown, Faye Vickery, Tami Mullins & David Combs Groundbreaking Ceremony for new LCHS Field House, 10 a.m. (ET) BIRTHDAYS Hayley Fennel, Gracy Jacobs, Janet Taylor, Donafan Anders, Wilton Quattlebaum Today at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, 7 10:30 a.m. (CT) 13th annual Quilt Show 9 a.m. 2 p.m. (CT) Bristol Ballet Spring Concert 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic Center Kinard Community Homecoming at Kinard Community Center 10 a.m. (CT) Building Dedication Ceremony Altha First Baptist Church, 2 p.m. (CT) BIRTHDAYS Kaley Revell, Jamie McCalvin, James Lowery, Lisa Yon, Judy Ludlow, Chryl Golden and Sue Traylor Porter BIRTHDAYS Fern Nissley, Joey Bilbo, Sayward Distennette and Brandy Lee BIRTHDAYS Brett Yancy, Wayne Sumner & Bleu Hudson BIRTHDAYS Marla Desrosier and Jerry Carpenter Sr., BIRTHDAY Cassandra Hobby Liberty County Schools Pre-K Screenings begin at Early Childhood Center


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 THE CITY OF BRISTOL HAS ADOPTED A NEW POLICY RELATED TO BEGGING AND SOLICITING DONATIONS ON PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY WITHIN THE INCORPORATED CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, INDIVIDU ALS OR ENTITIES WISHING TO BEG OR SOLICIT DONATIONS ON PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN THE CITY OF BRISTOL SHALL BE REQUIRED TO OB TAIN A PERMIT, AND SHALL AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THE ADOPTED POLICY SET FORTH BELOW: City of Bristol Begging and Soliciting Policy Henceforth, individuals or entities wishing to Beg or So licit donations on public rights-of-way within the City of Bristol shall: 1. Be required to obtain a permit from the City of Bristol that will be valid for one day. Such permit will state the purpose, date, and location of the activity and must be agreed to and signed by the person assuming respon sibility. 2. The activity will be for a legitimate purpose and not for individual gain. 3. Activity will be conducted during daylight hours and during good visibility. 5. Persons entering the roadway must be at least 18 years of age. 6. The City Clerk shall notify the Liberty County Sher ing of said activity as workloads allow. 7. The City of Bristol reserves the right to deny any and all Permit requests. Adopted in open session of the Bristol City Council on March 10, 2014. NOTICE LLC Corletts ROOFING LIC# RC29027434 FREE ESTIMATES ( 850 ) 643-7062 Call Michael Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc. DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 We've got the fence posts to meet your needs. SPECIALTY POSTS 1/4 rounds 1/2 rounds Flat Face ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY Your one stop Weather King portable buildings dealer! If it dont say Weather King its not the King of storage sheds. Jan: (850) 447-4806 Sherry: (850) 899-1328 TWO GRANDMAS JUST MAKIN A LIVING Portable Buildings & Such 19119 SR 20 West BLOUNTSTOWN Utility Lofted Barn Cabin Cabin Come by and check out all of our Buildings. We also have metal sheds Painted Lofted Barn Cabin 12 X 24 ...... $214.02/month Side Lofted Barn 10 X 20 ...... $129.40/month Lofted Barn 10 X 20 w/ garage door...... $189.13/month Carolina Carports starting at $695 (10% balance on delivery) Side Utility Rent to own No credit check We are here for you! The Oaks Restaurant THE OAK STATION SHOPPING CENTER Jumbo Shrimp 850-526-1114 4727 Hwy 90 E., Marianna Delicious Southern Home Cooking FULL MENU AVAILABLE Angus Beef Miss a recent news article? Catch up online at GLORY HILL HO LINESS CHURCH We will be hosting a Fighting For The Family special service on Friday, May 2, beginning at 7 p.m. (CT). Evangelist Elizabeth McCormick and the Fighting For The Family team from Panama City will be the guest speakers. For anointed sing ing and messages please make plans to attend this special service. The church is located on Hwy 73 in Clarksville. For more information please contact Pastor Riley or Earlene Adams at (850) 762-8301. Ev eryone is welcome. CORINTH BAP TIST CHURCH This Saturday May 3, begin ning at 7 a.m. (ET), our Children's Program will be hosting a huge yard sale. Need your car washed or needing some breakfast? We have a car wash with a $5 donation and a pancake breakfast with juice and coffee for a $2 donation. All proceeds go to children's camp in August 2014. Our CBC kids are excited to be part of fun draising and they love working and serving for Jesus so please come on out and support our kids Camp fundraiser. The church is located at 15816 NE Moore Street in Hosford. Call (850) 379-8522. FIRST ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF GOD On Saturday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to noon (CT) we will be hosting a yard sale to raise money for the Mis sionary fund. We are located at SR 20 and 13th Street in Blountstown. Phone (850) 674-8285. ALTHA FIRST BAP TIST CHURCH The members of Altha First Baptist Church are happy to announce the comple tion of our new church buildings, and we invite everyone to join us for the Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. (CT). The church is located at 15678 NW Chipola Street in Altha. Phone (850) 762-3348. CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH will be having Revival services beginning Sunday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (ET). Services will be held nightly Monday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Dr. Greg George will be the evangelist for the week. Dr. George (shown below) is currently the pastor of the Gulf Beach Baptist Church in Panama City Beach. He has been the pastor at GBBC for over 25 years. He is an extraordinary Bible teacher and has a passion to help encour age the body of Christ Commission. Please come join us for a wonderful time of mu sic, preaching and revival. A nursery will be provided for each of the services. Corinth Baptist Church is located at 15816 NE Moore St. in Hosford. For more information, please call Pastor Kyle Peddie at(850) 556-1881. Jelly making class Linda Smith takes students through a step-bystep process in making jams and jellies during a class held at the Pioneer Settlement on Satur day. It is one of many opportunities offered yearround where visitors can learn the skills that were once an everyday part of life in the panhandle. DOMENICK ESGRO PHOTO NEWS FROM THE PEWS


APRIL 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 BIRTHDAYS CHEYENNE SUTTON Cheyenne Sutton will cel ebrate her sixth birthday on Thursday, May 1. She is the daughter of Todd and Ginny Sutton of Bristol. Her grandparents are the late Robert Steward and Gail Steward and Thomas and Edna Brown, all of Bristol, the late Robert Sutton and Linda Sutton and the late Andy Gibbens and Gertrude Smith, all of Blountstown. She enjoys gardening, farm ing, playing with her cousins and She will celebrate with her cousin, Coleby Hall, who will be turning 14 on the same day. Coleby is the son of Judy and Norman Hall. MICHAELA HOPE COLLINS Michaela Hope Collins cel April 16. She is the daughter of Michael and Winter Collins of Bristol. Her grandparents are Coy and Linda Collins and Tina and the late Edwin Goodman, all of Bristol. She enjoys playing with her sisters and laughing at her cousins. She has a smile and a wave for everyone she meets. She celebrated her big day by enjoying an Easter eggstravaganza with her fam ily and friends. Stork Report COLLIS LINTON GODWIN Collis Linton Godwin was born at 8:55 p.m. on Satur day, April 12, 2014 at Jack son Hospital in Marianna. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 21 inches long at birth. His parents are Kayla Hobby and Joshua Godwin. Grandparents include Lisa and Collis Hobby of Clarksville, Betty and Lee Godwin of Blountstown and Linda and Scott Bryant. On Saturday, April 26, local girls competed for the titles of Baby, Toddler, Tiny, Spirit of Blountstown, Little, Junior, Teen and Miss Blountstown. The Little through Miss will advance to compete in Miss Northwest Florida in November. The winners are: Baby Addyson Bailey, Toddler Annyston Neel, Tiny Ireland Fleck, Spirit of Blountstown Amber Chambers, Little Everett and Miss Blountstown Emily Childress. Miss Blountstown winners crowned Saturday, April 26 OPEN 7 days a week! 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 GRACEVILLE West Florida Electric Coopera tive (WFEC) held its 77th Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation Day on Sat urday, April 26 in Gracev ille. The event took place at the Graceville Civic Center. Some of the activities taking place throughout the day included a health fair with vendors from Northwest Florida Com munity Hospital, Audibel Hearing, Covenant Hos pice, Eye Center South and Southeastern Chiropractic. Wood turning & safety demonstrations were also held throughout the day while face painting and pony rides were available to entertain the children. Musical entertainment was provided by The Thomp sons of Grand Ridge. Members of the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement also set up a booth displaying antiques from their collec tion. They explained how these tools and other items were used in earlier days. Member-owners regis tered for door prizes and enjoyed a great meal pro vided by Garys Southern Grill. In addition to these events members of the cooperative heard from WFEC President & CEO, Bill Rimes who delivered his annual state of the cooperative address. Af ter Rimes speech, results from the District 4 and District 5 trustee elections were announced. Charles Holman took the District 4 seat with 1,514 votes. In that race, John Adams received 1,189 votes and Don Boutwell received 1,182 votes. In District 5, A.C. Miles received 1,725 votes while David Corbin had 1,115 and John McDaniel received 1,109 votes. George Clayton Owens ran unopposed in District 6 and will retain his seat on the board. During the meeting, member-owners also had the opportunity to win a variety of prizes such as electric grills, small ap pliances, electronics and more. Complimentary soft drinks and face painting services were provided throughout the day by cheerleaders from Poplar Springs School. WFEC holds 77th Annual Member Appreciation Day in Graceville ABOVE: Wood turning demonstrations were conducted by Joe Emery throughout the day. RIGHT: Youngsters enjoyed getting their faces painted. T upperware CALL BETH EUBANKS at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 Tasty Traditions email at A. Offer guests a refreshing beverages with the Classic Sheer Pitchers. B. Serve ice cream and delicious desserts with the Petite Dessert Dishes. C. Give Mom a helping hand with the 11-Pc. Mini Party Set. Be the dessert taster and server rolled into one during celebrations or anytime. D. Serve your favorite ice cream toppings in the Serving Center Set. E. Make cool Berry Quick Ice Cream with the Quick Chef Pro System. Making every day bright with these fun & sunny colors during spring and summer gatherings. Perfect items, just in time for Mothers Day. A B C E D Jack and Cathy Revell will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 7. They married in Bristol in 1989. They enjoy spending time with family, attending church and taking rides to the coast. There will be a party at The First Baptist Church in Bristol on Sunday, May 4 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET). All fam ily and friends are welcome. They have eight children, 21 grandchildren and expecting Thursday, May 8. Revells to celebrate 25 years


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 WASHING TON While the world is focused on Ukraine and the standoff be tween the govern ment and Russian separatists, its neighboring Belarus that could be next on President Putins agenda. The landlocked former Soviet republic is just 350 miles by 400 miles, strategically located on Russias western border and Ukraines northern border. The road from Poland and the West to Moscow is through the heart of Belarus. When Napoleon marched into Russia in 1812 and Hitlers army attacked in 1941, thats the route they took. Most Americans have never heard of Belarus and those who have dont have much sympathy for the government of Alexander Lukashenko, a close ally of Putins who has run the country for al most 20 years, since the collapse of the Soviet empire. Belarus is the last dicta torship in Europe. The large majority (72 percent) of the country is Russian speaking, and after a referendum in 1995, Belarus has two sian. If Putins goal is to restore Russian greatness and re-assemble some of the territory that was lost, Belarus is a natu ral target. ty for Mother Russia that its an unlikely Still, after two decades, Belarusians prize their independence, prompting Lukashenko in an address to Parliament this week to warn of whats at stake if indeed Russia with Putin at the helm has designs on their country. Any geopolitical issues, especially ly effect us, he said. In this situation we should stand by our most valuable thing our countrys independence, a holy right to live on our land and choose our own destiny. If Putin chooses to annex Belarus, there likely wouldnt be much of an out cry. Belarus is not a member of NATO, and its long associ ation with Russia puts it in a special category, much like Crimea, as territory not worth its dependence on Russia for oil and gas limits its options, along with its inde pendence. Putin probably hasnt made a move on Belarus because it is de facto Rus sian, so why bother, and it isnt much of a prize economically. The Russian president has his hands full with a rocky transition in Crimea as pensioners and government workers complain theyre not getting their checks. The Russian economy is tanking. quarter of 2014 than all of last year, as anybody with the wherewithal searches for an escape hatch. Putin looks tough and in charge, but Russias long-term a way to climb down from the crises hes created. The escalating tension in Ukraine could explode into civil war at any moment. Vice President Biden was in Ukraine over the weekend assuring the new pres ident and the parliament that they have the support of the U.S. and the European assistance, not military intervention. If the governments attempts to oust Russian separatists from government buildings in Eastern Ukraine turn more violent, Putin would have his excuse to take those parts of the country by force. He would encounter little resistance un less he moves into any of the NATO member countries. Thats where he would be met with force, and rightly so. NATO has increased its troop presence Baltics since the crisis worsened, warn ing measures that should keep Putin at bay. But thats not going to stop Putin from going farther into Ukraine. And, while all eyes are there, he could use the opportunity to reassert Russian domi nance in Belarus. Keep your eyes on Belarus; Putin is COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. While he was in Japan, President Obama visited a science museum, where he played soccer with a robot. Joe Biden is negotiating with the prime minister in Ukraine, and Obama is playing soc cer with a robot. Its like the White House version of Freaky Friday. JIMMY FALLON President Obama is visiting Japan, and for din ner last night he had $300 sushi. Thats a lot of dough, but you know, it comes with unlimited bread sticks. And Mercury poisoning is covered by Obamacare. DAVID LETTERMAN President Obama is in Japan. They showed him a robot developed by Honda that can kick a soc cer ball. Its cute watching the president interact with a prototype that will one day enslave us all, isnt it? JIMMY KIMMEL Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to build the Barack Obama College Prepa ratory High School, which will open in 2017. The Obama school is expected to be very popular ... SETH MYERS Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected last night for having pine tar on his neck, and rubbing it on his hand to get a better grip on the ball because league rules clearly state that all illegal substances must be put INSIDE your body. JIMMY FALLON I dont know whats the matter with that pitcher. Theres only one place for pine tar in baseball and thats on the hot dogs. DAVID LETTERMAN Controlling the weather would be great because L.A. is so dry right now. Our rainfall is lower than Obamas approval ratings. Its lower than the Lakers winning percentage. Its lower than CNNs ratings. Lower than Tom Cruises foot Johnny Depp movie. CRAIG FERGUSON A strange new product is coming to your liver this fall Palcohol, which is powdered alcohol. Its like Crystal Light that will get you drunk. JIMMY KIMMEL McDonalds has given their clown mascot Ronald McDonald a makeover, trading in his jumpsuit for cropped pants and a blazer. While McDonalds customers are trading in their sweatpants for bigger sweatpants. SETH MEYERS Hooters is coming out with a new loyalty program to help frequent customers track their receipts and orders. So if youre someone who goes to Hooters enough to take part in their loyalty pro gram, Im sorry your wife got the house. JIMMY FALLON Lasers that control the weather are hard to ex plain. Basically they hit the cloud and create ni tric acid particles that bind water molecules to create condensation nuclei. I hope that clears it up for you. CRAIG FERGUSON Police in Canada were called after a bear got its head stuck in a jar and then walked down the street. Animal control immediately removed the jar and said, Oh, sorry we didnt recognize you, Mayor Ford. JIMMY FALLON mopolitan, and lemon drop. I think Keith Rich ards will sprinkle this stuff on his Cheerios in the morning. JIMMY KIMMEL Facebook has acquired a new mobile app that would allow users to track their exercise and measure how many calories theyve burned. So if you love Facebook, and you love exercise, youre lying about one of those. SETH MYERS WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift


APRIL 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 OUTDOORS Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South In the spring of 1943, * Quality parenting in the good old days 2014 Election Dates First Primary----------------August 26, 2014 General Election------------November 4, 2014 Dates Registration Books Close for 2014 Elections CANDIDATE INFORMATION Dates for Candidates to Qualify Noon, June 16, 2014 Noon June 20, 2014 Petition Deadlines Noon, May 19, 2014 COUNTY OFFICES OPEN FOR ELECTION If you have any questions please feel free to call the (850) 643-5226 LIBERTY COUNTY ELECTIONS ARE COMING! Qualifying Fee Incumbent County County Conservation organizations team up for quail habitat conservation agreement For more information, contact Talbott Parten with Quail Forever at


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 LCHS BASESBALL from Liberty County High School The Liberty County Bulldogs entered the 2014 District Baseball Tournament as the number two seed after closing out the regular season on a strong note. As the number two seed, the Bulldogs earned a the winner of the South Walton vs South Walton picked up an easy win over West Gadsden April 22. The Bulldogs faced South Walton in an elimination game to see who would move on to the championship game. On April 23 the Bulldogs took on the South Walton Seahawks. South Walton entered with a 6-4 district record, having lost to Liberty County and Bozeman twice during the regular season. The Bulldogs had an 8-2 district record having split the regular season games with Port St. Joe and Bozeman. Liberty County moved into the District Champion ship game with a convincing 15-5 win over the Seahawks. The Bulldogs got on the score board early. In the bottom of the singled to left. Micah McCaskill bunted Jacobs over to second and a single to left making the score 1-0. The Seahawks answered in the third inning with two runs. A pick off by catcher Micah McCaskill ended the Seahawks threat with no more damage. The Bulldogs responded in the bottom of the third, scoring three runs to retake the lead. Mc Caskill led off the inning with a single. After an out, Garrett Swier, put three singles back to back to make the score 4-2. The Seahawks came back in the top of the fourth and added a run to close to within one run, 4-3. The Bulldogs blew the game open in the bottom of the fourth, plating the inning with a single back up the middle followed by singles from loaded Garrett Swier got a hold of a pitch and sent it sailing over the slam homerun. After a walk by a blast of his own, homerun over the With the score 11-5 entering the bottom of the sixth, the Bulldogs scored four runs on three walks, a the game by way of the mercy rule, win for Liberty County going four innings, with four strikeouts. Noah Davis closed the game on the mound for the Bulldogs. On Friday, the Bulldogs faced the Bozeman Bucks in the District Championship for the third consecu tive year. The last two years Liberty County defeated Bozeman with Joe Durden pitching a no-hitter in 2012 and David Black pitching a no-hitter in 2013. Durden and Black are now pitching at Chipola College. Boze man came close to returning the favor this year. Brandon Suttles, Sonny and Anita Suttles, pitched a complete game one-hitter, leading the Bozeman Bucks to a 4-1 win and the District Championship. Freshman, Alex Gonzalez, broke inning on a single up the middle. Micah McCaskill pitched a superb game for the Bulldogs, striking out seven and allowing four runs, but the Bucks were able to get some timely hits with runners in scoring came with two outs in each of the three innings that they scored. As the District Runner-Up, The Bulldogs will travel to Chipley on Tuesday, May 6 to take on the the state playoffs. Game time will be at either 4 or 7 p.m. (CT) and will be announced at a later time. LCHS named District Runner-up; headed to Chipley ABOVE: Micah McCaskill pitches from the mound. BELOW: William Hyes gets under the ball to make the catch. BOTTOM: Short stop were nearly 39,000 crashes in Florida last year in which a driver was driving distracted. Those crashes resulted in 201 deaths and more than 33,000 injuries. cell phone, eating a hamburger between appointments, or tuning in your favorite radio station, any driver who takes their focus off the road for even a second is driving distracted and the end result could be deadly. April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month in Florida Safety and Motor Vehicles is working to bring awareness to Floridians about the dangers of distracted driving. Anything we can do to drive home the message that distracted driving is dangerous and often deadly is crucial to making our highways safer, said Depart especially important for young, inexperienced drivers under the age of 20 who have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. Nationally, more than nine people are killed and more than a thousand other are injured each day in the U.S. as the result of a distracted driver. Texting is one of the major causes of distracted driving. Safety Administration estimates that any given daylight moment, there are 660,000 people who are texting and driving. Texting while driving was banned last year in Florida. The message to all drivers is to keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and mind on driving. To learn more about safe driving behaviors, visit www. Distracted drivers responsible for nearly 39,000 crashes in Florida last year


APRIL 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 SCHOOL NEWS LIBERTY April 30 May 6 CA L HOUN WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST: French toast sticks, sausage patty and banana. LUNCH: BBQ chicken, glazed carrots, collard greens, frozen peach cup and corn bread. THURSDAY BREAKFAST: Biscuit w/ sausage gravy and grape juice. LUNCH: Grilled chicken sandwich, sweet potato wedges, green beans and pears. FRIDAY BREAKFAST: M anagers choice. LUNCH: Cheese or pepperoni pizza, romaine salad, corn and a banana. MONDAY BREAKFAST: S ausage patty, WG biscuit and frozen peach cup. LUNCH: C hicken tenders, ham burger steak, sweet potato wedges, green peas, applesauce and WG roll. TUESDAY BREAKFAST: Pancake puffs and frozen strawberry cup. LUNCH: Sloppy Joes, baked potato wedges, broccoli and a banana. 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: WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST: Grits w/ cubes, sweet LUNCH: Corn dog nuggets*, buffalo chicken wrap, chef salad w/ WG bread stick, french fries, easy baked carrots and fruit. THURSDAY BREAKFAST: W sausage and assorted juice. LUNCH: Turkey roast w/ gravy, chicken sandwich w/ WG bun, chicken caesar salad w/ WG bread stick, WG rice, steamed broccoli, carrot stick w/ ranch and fruit. FRIDAY BREAKFAST: S ausage biscuit, potato rounds and assorted juice. LUNCH: Cheeseburger on WG bun*, HM cheese pizza, taco salad w/ WG chips, baked potato wedges, sliced to matoes/lettuce and fruit. MONDAY BREAKFAST: E gg and cheese biscuit, potato rounds and assorted juice. LUNCH: Hamburger steak w/ gravy w/ WG roll, ranch chicken wrap, chef salad w/ WG bread stick, WG rice, black eyed peas, carrot sticks and fruit. TUESDAY BREAKFAST: S crambled eggs w/ grits, buttered toast and assorted juice. LUNCH: Turkey and cheese sandwich on WG bread, ranch chicken wrap, chef salad w/ bread stick, green beans, baked potato wedges and fruit. BRISTOL Liberty County School District has signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the computerbased testing (CBT) business of Pearson, to deliver the GED test. The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. Last year nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test which is accepted by virtually all US col leges and employers. Liberty County School District will play its part by offering accessible and secure testing to candidates. Pearson VUEs advanced system administers exams on behalf of hundreds of businesses, boards and orga nizations around the globe through the world's largest most secure test center network. The system enables candidates to register and reschedule their tests online or through a Pearson VUE call center. Were very excited about our new partnership with Pearson VUE, said Anthony L. Anderson, Superinten dent of Liberty County School District. The Pearson VUE Testing System is the most powerful available our ability to manage our business our way and the agreement means we can easily offer same-day test ing, or bring testing to our customers locations. Were pleased to partner with a company whose industry status, technology and passion for excellence will allow us to provide even greater service for our customers. The GED testing program makes the testing process easier and more convenient, provides detailed analyses of test-takers strengths and areas that need improve ment, as well as critical post-test tools that help guide them through next stepswhether its navigating the college admissions process or outlining the steps needed to qualify for a particular job. Its digital, in real time and provides meaningful feedback to help adults succeed. Ray Murray,, Pearson VUE said, We are proud to welcome Liberty County School Dis trict to the rapidly growing global network of Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers offering the GED test. Together, we are providing even more learners with advance their futures. Pearson VUE delivery of exams has continued to increase rapidly in recent years, with the company delivering 10 million exams in 2013. For more information contact Seth Geiger, Pear sonVue Chief Administrator, (850) 643-1016, ext. 205. School District joins Pearson VUE network; offers secure GED testing The local River Battalion Army JROTC High School in Cape Coral for the JROTC April 26. There were a total of 24 JROTC for the state level shooting event this year. overall in the shooting competition with 917 total points, only 125 points behind competition consisted of shooting the prone, standing, and kneeling positions from a distance of 30 feet, shooting 10 pellets from each of the three positions. Other Area 11 JROTC Shooting Teams that competed were Chipley High School points and Holmes County High School The River Battalion JROTC Bulldog Battalion Shooting Team was lead by the teams top shooter, Sophomore Cadet and Team Captain Santiago Trejo who shot 249 out of 300 possible points. Junior Cadet Jonathan Hall was the second place shooter with a score of 233, followed by Sopho more Cadet Nicholas Pitts who shot 220, and Sophomore Cadet Dawson Reeder (Blountstown High School) who shot 215. Team Captain Santiago Trejo said, Im trophy, but we had so much fun coming together as a team. Dawson Reeder said, at the state competition. Senior Army Instructor (SAI) and Shooting Team Coach Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bob Quint added, I am extremely proud of all four of these young Cadets and their shooting abilities. They are ALL winners in my eyes. They handled the incredible stress at this competition extremely well. These are the best High School shooters I have ever coached. I am honored to be the coach of this Shooting Team. I will be submitting a grant to the NRA very shortly to get my with on Saturday. Liberty County High Schools JROTC places 19th Dawson Reeder shoots from the kneeling Both Hosford and Tolar schools will be holding registration for the 2014-2015 kindergarten classes on Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (ET). Any child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014, and did not attend PreK classes at Early Learning Center, will need to register for kindergarten. Students who are currently enrolled in Liberty Countys preschool program are not required to register. Please bring a copy of your childs birth certificate, social security card, current physical form, proof of current immunizations, and documentation of Liberty county residency. We will have the 20142015 kindergarten class supply list available upon registration. Hosford School and W.R. Tolar School Kindergarten registrations begin May 19 Blountstown Middle School, at 17586 North Main Street, will be hosting an art show on campus in the main building on Monday, May 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CT). It will feature art work from 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and is free, and the public is wel comed to attend. Blountstown Middle School hosts campus art show May 5 Basketball Tournament at the BHS Gymnasium Saturday morning. The four teams who competed are as follows: Nike: Jayla Brigham, Dimitri Simmons, Chris Davis, Leon Broxton; White Ballers: Trent Woodham, Will McClellan, Colton Purvis, Ryan Hanvey; Five Guys: Andrew Bennett, Ased Farooqi, Saad Farooqi, J. P. Leonard, Ayers Hassig; Mamba: Alex Wroblewski, Kent Rogers, Caleb Mills. second. Blountstown FFA would like to thank the sponsors of their 1st Annual Basketball Tournament: McClellan Chiropractic Center, Van Lierop Insurance Services, Hearthill Farms, Hungry Howies, Luke and April Odom, Blountstown Drugs, North Florida Construction and Piggly Wiggly. Blountstown holds FFA Basketball Tournament The BHS Cheerleading Coaches are looking for students entering the 9th12th grade who are inter ested in becoming either a cheerleader or mascot for the 2014/15 school year. A mandatory parent meeting was held on April 10, if you missed it, please contact Elizabeth Bennett at (850) 643-6260 to pick up the try-out information packet. Try-outs are scheduled for Monday, May 5 at 4 p.m. (CT). This packet must be completed and turned in by then so don't Cheerleader and mascot try-outs at BHS Monday The Liberty County School Board will be holding a ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, May 1 at 10 a.m. (ET), at the south end of the Liberty County High School football In the event of inclement weath er the ceremony will be held in the Boardroom at the Liberty Educa tion and Administration Complex at 12626 NW County Road 12 at the above scheduled time. In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be held in the Liberty County Schools Boardroom Liberty Co. High School Field House ground breaking ceremony The local JROTC River Battalion held their 14th annual Awards Ceremony in the Liberty County High School Auditorium April 26. The ceremony was led by the outgoing Cadet Bat talion Commander, C/LTC Zachary Kern. gram were promoted to a higher rank and there were 13 National Awards given to the Cadets. The Superior LET IV Cadet Decoration was presented to Graduating Senior Dakota Arm strong. The Superior LET III Cadet Decoration was presented to Junior Danielle Owens. The Superior Cadet Decoration LET II Decoration was presented to Sophomore Santiago Trejo. The Superior Cadet Decoration LET I Deco ration was presented to Sophomore Dawson Reeder from Blountstown High School. Nine Cadets received Marksmanship Quali on April 26. Three cadets, including Hulya Reisoglu, Do navin Sansom, and Jonathan Hall (all three on the JROTC Raider Team) received the JROTC Athletics Ribbon and Fitness Patch for scoring 50% or higher on the Recent Cadet Challenge Physical Fitness Test last November 2013. Thirteen Cadets from the River Battalion Raid er Team received the Raider Team Ribbon for participating in the Area 11 Raider Competi tion in Vernon back in November and the State Raider Competition in Bradenton back in De cember. ABOVE: Receiving the Daedalian Award for patriotism, love of country, and service to our nation, indicating a potential and desire to pursue a military career, is Cadet Eric Fowler, his mother Mandy Fowler, father Jason Fowler, and the presenter Colonel Bob Myers, a 90-year-old combat pilot from WWII and the Korean War. JROTC River Battalion 14th annual awards ceremony held April 26 Fri day, May 2 Family Breakfast Tuesday, May 6 Tropicana Speech Con test, 9 a.m. (CT) Wednesday, May 7 Kinder garten Registration for the 20142015 School Year Friday, May 9 Muf 3rd grades ONLY BES Calendar Carr School KG screenings Carr School will be sponsoring a Kindergarten screening on Wednesday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CT). Please call the school at (850) 674-5395 to make an appointment.


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 BHS BASEBALL by Kathy S. Johnson, contributing writer What a week of baseball it was for the Blountstown Tigers. From the #4 District seed, going into the tournament, to District champions! The credit goes to discipline, dedication, pride, team play and effective coaching. And, as Coach Emory Horne asked, at last week's baseball/softball banquet, graciously hosted by the First Baptist Church, in Blountstown, "What are we doing now, Woody?" Andrew (Woody) Bennett's answer: "PEAKING!" And what better time to peak for this young team, than in the District tournament, when it really counts! pionship for Blountstown High School, pionship for Coach Horne, who has been leading the Tigers for the past six years. The Blountstown Tigers (19-9 over all record) captured the 1A District 2 championship last week, with wins over #5 tournament seed Vernon (10-2), #1 tournament seed Wewahitchka (6-4) and #2 tournament seed Sneads (9-4). The and, as the District champion, will host Central (Milton) on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m. (CT). Let's pack the stands and As District runners-up, Sneads will travel to Paxton that same day. A recap of last week's District tourna ment follows. Monday, April 21, the Tigers played host to the Vernon Yellow Jackets, in the Mullins starting on the mound for the Tigers and Chasen Roulhac pitching the last two innings. In the third inning, the Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the Jackets and added three more runs in the fourth in ning. Vernon managed to answer with more in the sixth, resulted in the 10-2 victory. Five errors committed by the Jackets didn't help their cause. The Tigers were tagged with only one error. Tiger batting and scoring stats include: Derek Eberly, 1-2, 2 runs scored; Colby Mullins, 0-4; Hunter Jordan, 0-2, 1 RBI; Chasen Roulhac, 1-4, 1 RBI; Tyreek Sumner, 0-2, 2 runs scored; Dylan Lee, 2-3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI; Ridge Dietz, 1-1, 1 run scored; Bryson Horne, 2-2, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI; Tanner Peacock, 2-3, 1 run scored, 2 RBI; Colton Purvis, 0-1; Nathan Dunham, 1 run scored. solid innings, allowing three hits and two runs, walking three and striking out seven batters. Coming on in relief, Roulhac allowed three hits, walked one and struck out two batters. In the second round of District play, Tuesday, April 22, the Tigers, hosts of the District tournament, faced #1 seed Wewahitchka Gators, in a showdown of wills and defeated them 6-4. During the regular season, the Gators had edged Blountstown 8-7, but were shutout 10-0 on April 10, in front of a packed Blount stown home crowd. Hunter Jordan started on the mound for the Tigers, pitching 6.33 innings, with Dylan Lee coming in to pitch the remain ing portion of the seventh inning. Jordan gave up four hits and four runs, walking runs, to the Gators' one. Wewahitchka plated another run in the sixth and two more in the seventh, but came up short, losing 6-4. The Tigers tallied nine hits and only two errors in this showdown, but left seven potential runs on base. The Gators topped that number, leaving nine on base. Tad Gaskin went the distance, on the mound, for the Gators. Batting and scoring stats for the Tigers against the Gators: Eberly, 3-4, 1 run scored; Mullins, 1-2 (home run), 1 run scored, 3 RBI; Jordan, 0-4; Roulhac, 0-4, 1 run scored; Sumner, 3-3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI; Lee, 1-3, 1 run scored; Dietz, 0-4; Horne, 1-3, 1 run scored; Peacock, 0-3. In the District championship game, Coach Patrick Jones, April 24, before a totally packed and extremely vocal crowd, not to mention two loud dugouts avenged two regular season losses to the Pirates, defeating them 9-4, in one of the most well-played games, by both teams, ever witnessed by your writer. (An excep tion to this observation was the fact that Blountstown left 13 on base during this intense game!) Dylan Lee took the mound for the Tigers and pitched the entire game, giv three and striking out two. Dustin Sneads started on the mound for Sneads, pitching 4.33 innings. Three more Pirate pitchers were brought in before the game was over, including Josh Taylor, Trint Clark and Kade Chatwood. No one scored until the third inning, with two outs, when the Tigers scored one run and the Pirates answered with two. In the top of the fourth, the Tigers for the Tigers, virtually put the game out of reach for the Pirates. Lead off hitter Roulhac got on base, stole second base, then stole third base. With no outs, hit a shot, scoring Roulhac. Then, with the bases loaded, Eberly blasted a triple, scoring three runs. Sumner batted in Eb erly, making the score 8-3. The Pirates countered with another run, bringing the score to 8-4. In the top of the seventh inning, lead an error and scored on another Pirate error, making the score 9-4. The Pirates, who were listed as "home" team for the tournament, had three outs left, to make a comeback. Former BHS Tiger Josh Taylor got on base and made it to third, but when he tried to score, a perfect throw, from Roulhac, at third, to Jordan, at catcher, ended the game. It was mass confusion, at the plate, with the umpire going down as the play unfolded, but keeping his head up, for an eye-level view of the tag, for the third out, much to the dismay of Pirate fans and players. Batting and scoring stats for the Tigers: Eberly, 1-5, 1 run scored, 3 RBI; Mullins, 2-3, 1 run scored; Jordan, 1-3; Roulhac, 0-4, 2 runs scored; Sumner, 3-5, 1 RBI; Lee, 2-4, 1 run scored, 2 RBI; Dietz, 2-4, 1 run scored; Horne, 3-3, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI; Peacock, 1-2, 1 run scored. The victory was outstanding for the Tigers and their very supportive fan base! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. (CT), and come out in support of the Blountstown High School Tigers, as they compete in the Regional championship! Tigers win 1A District Championship, BHS District Championship Team ABOVE: The Blountstown Tigers team and coaches. LEFT: Fans run onto the RIGHT: Team mates celebrate. PHOTOS COURTESY KATHY JOHNSON ABOVE: Tiger Hunter Jordan meets an opponent head-on at home plate. LEFT: BHS Principal Dr. Debbie Williams and Coach Emory Horne with the trophy.


APRIL 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 CHIPOLA NEWS Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! P.O. Box 202, Altha 850-272-0144 Clint Hatcher, Owner Electrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511 New Homes H Garages H Additions H Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms H VINYL SIDING H RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE Estimates Serving Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties Clay ONeal (850) 762-9402 or (850) 832-5055 Dozer and Excavation work Ponds Road Building Demolition Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying Fire Line Plowing Burning mail to: Land Clearing and Forestry Services That Darn Pump There is never a convenient time to be without water. REPAIRS WELLS PUMPS TANKS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857 Aaron Woodham, Jr. Bristol, FL For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924 Carrier Equipment Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. DAY OR NIGHT Check out our prices. For ALL Your One STOP Florist NEEDS Margies Florist Licensed roofer and contractor, concrete work, landscaping, pressure cleaning, renovations, painting, vinyl and siding. Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMATES Call WILLIAM'S Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" George White Clint White Matt White Established 1962 Located at: 18650 SR20 W. Blountstown Whites Air Conditioning Inc. HVAC SHEET METAL WELDING HOMES License # CMC1249448 Electrical Contractor License # ER0002898 D. Stephens Concrete Services, LLC Owned and Operated by Dewey Stephens Quality, affordable concrete and small tractor work. 38 yrs. experience Licensed Insured Residential & Commercial Home: (850) 674-5026 Cell: (850) 643-1723 Bus: (850) 674-5887 Serving Calhoun County and surrounding areas. Commercial Residential Refrigeration Ice Machines Edward Dykes, Owner HEATING & COOLING LLC HEATING & COOLING LLC DYKES 850-251-5597 850-251-5597 NISSLEYS LAWN MOWER REPAIR NISSLEYS LAWN MOWER REPAIR Proudly serving Calhoun, Liberty and surrounding counties! SERVICE DIRECTORY TERMITE & PEST CONTROL CONTACT Jeremy Ridley or Dee Ridley MARIANNA Chipola College recognized the out standing achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. The following students re ceived academic awards: Ta batha Melzer of Marianna, National Leadership in Busi ness; Holley Hinson of Chi pley, Accounting-BSBA; Victoria Brown of Graceville, Accounting-AA/AS; Steve M. Yoder, Jr. of Altha, Manage ment; Jeffery Uhrick, II of Al tha, Computer Science; Joshua Holmes and Shareem Good let of Grand Ridge, Network Services Technology; Susan Burns of Chipley, Information Technology; Adam McCullen and Steve M. Yoder, Jr. of Al tha, Global Business StrategyBSBA; Koleton Forehand of Bonifay, Biology for Science Majors; Trenton McDaniel of Sneads, Health Sciences; James Brown of Hosford, Freshman Chemistry; Alana Hearn of Chipley, Sophomore Chemistry; William Glover of Greenwood and Katrina Mil liser of Marianna, Calculus I; Jacob Leff of Marianna, Cal culus II; David Leonard of Blountstown, Calculus III; An gela Jackson of Grand Ridge, Freshman English; Katelynn Lewis of Marianna, Sopho more English; David Leonard of Blountstown, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Trenton Mc Daniel of Sneads, Will and Betty Stabler Library Award Whitney Merritt of Marianna and John Eubanks of Bonifay, Social and Behavioral Science; Kolton Sellers of Bonifay and Wesley Chevillot of Altha, Phi Theta Kappa FSU/PC Scholar ship. Students in Workforce De velopment programs received the following awards: Michael Bramblett of Sneads, Automo tive Technology; Shayli Thar pe of Marianna and Elynora Sapp of Cottondale, Cosmetol ogy; Brent Johnson of Enter prise, Ala., Corrections; John ing; Trevor Lee of Marianna, Law Enforcement; Carl Man tevcon, Jr. of Fountain, Culi nary; and Nate Prietz of Mari anna, Welding. Two students received awards for athletics: Kimberly Wiltse of Altha, Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award; Bert Givens of Tallahassee, Neal Sportsmanship Award. The following students re ceived awards for extracur ricular activities: Tiara Sorey of Campbellton, Black Student Union; Alexander Anderson of Marianna, Alicia Bednar of Chipley, Bradach Carlson of Marianna, Shareem Good let of Grand Ridge, Kathryn Meadows of Marianna, Joshua Myers of Chipley, Jeffery Pitts of Chipley, Jessica Taylor of Marianna, Phi Beta Lambda; John Steverson of Bristol, Science Club; Tiara Sorey of Campbellton, TRIO/Student Support Services; Ruby Harri son of Chattahoochee, Student Ambassadors; Tatum Skipper of Malone, Shawna Donofro of Marianna, Student Govern ment Association; William Singleton of Alford, Wesley Chevillot of Altha, Jacob Leff of Marianna and Rebecca Del gado of Graceville, Brain Bowl Team; and Jacob Leff of Mari anna, Brain Bowl MVP Award. Two awards were given to non-students. The student body selected Social and Behavioral Scienc es instructor Latresha Bighem for the Distinguished Service Faculty Award; and Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dr. Willie Spires, for the Distinguished Service Ad ministrator Award. MARIANNA Chipola College and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will offer a small business seminar, Modern Marketing Techniques, Friday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CT), at the Jackson County Agricultural Center on Penn Avenue. The seminar will cover modern marketing tech niques including blogging, tweeting, linking and booking. Participants will learn about social media outlets, marketplace research and innovative tools to reach the consumer. Cost of the seminar is $15 at the door. Participants ceive free admission. Students should contact Elissa Severson at (850) 718-2441 or sign up in Building M, (108). For information, contact Severson at (850) 7182441 or email Modern Marketing Madness Seminar at Chipola May 2 Thirty-three students re cently completed the Associ ate Degree Nursing program at Chipola College. Graduates are come Registered Nurses. FRONT ROW, from left: Denae Dudley of Marianna, Amy Smith of Marianna, Dana Barnes of Marianna, Tammy Watson of Westville, Clarissa Cooper of Blountstown, An gie Martin of Marianna, Sheryl Howell of Sneads, Brianna Carter of Chipley, Christian Blankenship of Altha, Kala Burttschell of Bristol, Ann Webb of Gordon, Alabama. BACK ROW: Nick Bass of Headland, Alabama, Satoria Godwin of Greenwood, Ta mara Forbes of Grand Ridge, Zeb Shuler of Hosford, Donna Bennett of Bascom, Stephanie Hill of Marianna, Latisha Opfer mann of Marianna, Ben Pringle of Sneads, Erin McKeown of Sneads, Ashley Uhrick of Al tha, Brett Floyd of Altha, Kaley Register of Dothan, Alabama, Tyler Pickens of Sneads, La trice Thomas of Quincy, Jessi ca Williams of Marianna, Jade Wimberly of Marianna, Kelli Forrest of Lynn Haven, Jessica Brady of Pansey, Alabama and Tim Parker of Panama City. Not pictured are: Phillip Perkins of Blountstown and Jordan Wilson of Grand Ridge. NURSING GRADUATES Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal and online at


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 Charles McClellan Funeral Home Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351 Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. OBITUARIES 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 HENRY CLYDE WALDRON CLARKSVILLE Henry Clyde Waldron, 89, of Clarksville passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at his home. He was born in Arcadia on July 20, 1924 to the late Mack and Elvie Hagans Waldron. He was a retired logger and was a member of Word of Truth Church in Blountstown. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Clyde Waldron. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Betty Jean Timbs Waldron of Clarksville; one son, Jerry Waldron, of Clarksville; four daughters, Melinda Waldron, Sue Bailey and her husband, Clyde, Janis Weiler and her husband, Jack, all of Blountstown and Deanna Waldron of Greensboro; a daughter-in-law Chris Waldron of Clarksville; one sister, Zuella Dill inger of Arcadia; his step-children, Ricky Robbins of Tampa, Roy Robbins of West Virginia, Earl Robbins and his wife, Brenda of Marianna, Clifton Robbins and his wife, Wendy of Newport News, VA, Sharon Booth and her husband, Harvey, Janet Boettjer both of Blountstown, Gary Robbins and his wife Cris of Virginia and Betty Breelove of Pennsylvania; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild. Services were held Thursday, April 24 at Word of Truth Church in Blountstown with Reverend Ron terment followed in Calvary Baptist Church Cem etery in Clarksville. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. FE LANGAS SMILEY ALTHA Fe Langas Smiley, 53, of Altha, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. She was born in Santa Rita, Guam on Sept. 28, 1960. In her worldwide travels she developed many lasting friendships, especially those in Altha, Tuscaloosa, Fort Polk and Guam. The Lord has called one of his Angels home. She was preceded in death by her father, Jose Banua Langas of Santa Rita, Guam; her mother, Anistina Guz man Langas of Santa Rita, Guam; one brother Joseph Langas of Santa Rita, Guam; one sister, Vicenta Daniel (Estanislao Daniel deceased) of Santa Rita, Guam. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Allen Smiley of Altha; one son, Stephen Allen Smiley, Jr. of Altha; two daughters, Stephanie Faye Smiley of Tuscaloosa, AL and Anisha Jolene Smiley of Altha; two sisters Gloria Salas and her late husband, Frank, of Agat, Guam and Saturnina Leon Guerrero and her husband, Barney, of Talofofo, Guam; three brothers, Nicolas Langas and his wife, Elizabeth, of Barrigada, Guam, El Pidio Langas and his wife, Angela, of Mangilao, Guam and Sandy Langas and his wife, Tanya, of San Francisco, CA; her mother-in-law, Jennie Smiley Stricker of Altha; four grandchildren, Anthony, Evan, Gracie, and Jadyn Smiley of Altha; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Close friends of the family are the Gregg Family, Anjelica Nixon and Christy Dozier. Services were held Saturday, April 26 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. PHYLLIS A. CAULEY ALTHA Phyllis A. Cauley, 67, of Altha, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Tallahassee. She was a member of Glory Hill Community Church where she was choir director and Sunday school teacher. She was also involved with the Calhoun County Public Library Blountstown Branch where she worked in the Volunteers in Service to America, a family literacy program, from 1997 to 2000. She then worked the cir culation desk in the library until her retirement in 2008. She was preceded in death by her father, Marcus J. McGouirk; one sister, Mary Edna Hill. Survivors include her mother, Dorothy L. Head Champion of Austell, GA; her husband, Charles of Lamar Holmes and his wife, Kim, Keith Cauley and his wife, Shelia, Travis Cauley and his wife, April, all of Altha and Trent Cauley and his wife, Kathy of Blountstown; one daughter, Shaleen Murray and her husband, Bobby of Blountstown; one brother, Daniel McGouirk and his wife, Barbara of Wedowee, AL; one sister, Violet Smith and her husband, Julian of Austell; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her friends, Elsie Cauley of Blountstown and Shirley Williams of Scotts Ferry; her church family as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family. Services were held Saturday, April 26 at Glory Hill Community Church in Altha with Reverend Riley Ad Cemetery near Blountstown. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. THERESA D. SAMPSON ALFORD Theresa D. Sampson, 67, of Alford, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Wewahitchka. She was born in Montpelier, IN, and had been a resident of Jackson County for the past 19 years, coming from Mango. She was self-employed. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Clifford E. Sampson of Alford; one daughter Stephanie Harris of Wewahitchka; two brothers, Glenn Moorman and his wife, Rita of Maryland and Russell Moorman and his wife, Regina of Baker; three sisters, Beverly OConnor and her hus band, Pat of Zephyrhills, Viola Walsh of Indiana and Daniell, Bryan, Roy, Andrea and Valerie Services were held Tuesday, April 29 in Brandon at the Stowers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Hillsboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Braden. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. DAWN MARIE PALMISANO GRAND RIDGE Dawn Marie Palmisano, 57, of Grand Ridge, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. She was born in New Port, RI, and had lived in Jackson County for the past 18 years. A caregiver by trade, she loved and took care of the sick and elderly for the past 38 years. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Mi chael Palmisano of Grand Ridge; two sons, Michael Palmisano and his wife, Elizabeth of Stillwater, OK and David Palmisano and his wife, Gina of Tallahas see; two brothers, James Green and his wife, Sue of Panama City and Ricky Green and his wife, Debbie of Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Betty Spears and her husband, Steve of Grand Ridge and Noreen Blair and her husband, Ray of Columbus, OH; one grandson, Vincent Palmisano. Memorial services were held Sunday, April 27 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. ROY BRYAN STEWART HOSFORD Roy Bryan Stewart, 29, of Hosford, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He lived in by trade. He was a member of the Protestant Faith. He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna McDougald; his grandparents ,Percy and Doris Stewart, and James E. Woodham, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Candra Stewart of Hos ford; his father, Randy Stewart and his wife, Brenda of Bristol; his step-father, Darrell McDougald, of Blount stown; his mother-in-law, Patricia Alfonso of Hosford; a brother-in-law, Jason Alfonso of Washington State; a sister-in-law, Ronna Grubbs, of Georgia; one brother, Ben Stewart of Bristol; three step-brothers, Ricky Mc Dougald and his wife, Tracy and Chris McDougald, all of Blountstown and Brian Poteet of Morganton, NC; a step-sister, Angela Yancey of Conover, NC; his grand parents, Dan and Mildred Sheppard of Crawfordville and Lela Seitz of Morganton, NC. Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by cremation. A trust ac count has been established for Bryan at Centennial Bank in Bristol. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. MATTIE CHARLOTTE NICHOLS BLOUNTSTOWN Mattie Charlotte Nichols, 84, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 in Blountstown. She was born in Altha on March 22, 1930 to the late Samuel Henry and Annie Bell Lee Grantham. She was a nurses aide for many years for Florida State Hospital in MacClenny and Parthenon Health Care in Blountstown. She was a member of Blountstown First Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her hus band, John Everett Nichols; two brothers, Ed Hardy Syfrett and Charles Grantham; one sister, Donna Jean Nichols. Survivors include two sons, Sam Nichols and his wife, Susan of Altha and Russel A. Nichols and his wife, Frances of Panama City; two daughters, Linda Blair of Blountstown and Wanda Porter of North Carolina; two brothers, Harvey Grantham and Curtis Grantham, both of Blountstown; one sister, Pauline Wimmer of Snyder, TX; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Friday, May 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (CT) at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown. Services will held Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at Blountstown First Pentecostal Holiness Church with follow in Victory Hill Cemetery near Altha. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. LEONA MAE SHEFFIELD passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Blountstown. She was born in Tifton, OH on July 18, 1922 to the late Raymond and Francis O. Johnson Cook. She was a homemaker and was of the Lutheran faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her hus Survivors include one son, Vern Messinger and his grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Services will be held Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m. (ET), at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford with Reverend ford Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. 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 Two locations to serve you Blountstown and Bristol 674-5449 or 643-5410 Visit us online: Note of Thanks Thank you to everyone for the prayers and thought fulness shown to us during our time of great loss. It was all very much appreciated and will not be forgotten. We are deeply grateful. We would also like to give special thanks to Merrill Traylor for all his years of kindness. With love, The Family of Mrs. Etta Mae Taylor


APRIL 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 2013 Annual Drinking Water Quality REPORT CITY OF BRISTOL 2013 CONTAMINANTS TABLE This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drink ing water. We want you to un derstand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensur ing the quality of your water. Our water source is ground water from four (4) wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer. Because of the ex cellent quality of our water, the only treatment required is chlorine for disinfection pur poses. In 2013, the Florida Depart ment of Environmental Pro tection performed a Source Water Assessment on our system. The assessment was conducted to provide information about any poten tial sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. There are no potential sourc for this system. The assess ment results are available on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at www. can be obtained from Michael Wahlquist at the City of Bristol (850) 643-2261. If you have any questions about this report or concern ing your water utility, please contact Michael Wahlquist at the City of Bristol (850) 6432261. We encourage our val ued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on Monday, following the at City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. City of Bristol routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water accord ing to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the re sults of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to Decem ber 31, 2013. Data obtained before January 1, 2013, and presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations. If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Bristol is responsible for providing high quality drinking wa ter, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing compo nents. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead ex seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at www. The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sampling (mo./yr.) MCL Violation Y/N Level Detected Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination Radioactive Contaminants Alpha emitters Jun-09 ND 1.9 ND 1.9 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits Radium 226 + 228 or combined Jun-09 N 1.6 ND 1.6 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sam pling (mo./yr.) MCL Violation Y/N Level Detected Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination Inorganic Contaminants Barium (ppm) July-12 N 0.088 0.083-0.088 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from erosion of natu ral deposits Fluoride (ppm) July-12 N 0.34 0.32 0.34 4 4.0 Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from fertilizer and alu minum factories. Water additive which promotes strong teeth when at the optimum level of 0.7 ppm. Sodium (ppm) July-12 N 35 34 35 NA 160 Salt water intru sion, leaching from soil Chromium (ppb) July-12 N 3.9 3.5-3.9 100 100 Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits Nickel (ppb) July-12 N 4.5 3.4-4.5 NA 100 Pollution from ing operations. Natural occur rence in soil Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products Disinfectant or Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sam pling (mo./yr.) MCL or MRDL Violation Y/N Level Detected Range of Results MCLG or MRDLG MCL or MRDL Likely Source of Contamination Chlorine (ppm) Jan Dec 13 N 0.61 0.55-0.63 MRDLG = 4 MRDL = 4.0 Water additive used to control microbes Haloacetic Acids (ppb) Jul-12 N 3.25 1.7 4.5 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection In the table above, you may Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: Action Level (AL): Maximum residual disin fectant level or MRDL: Maximum residual disin fectant level goal or MRDLG: ND: Parts per billion (ppb) or Mi crograms per liter (g/l): one Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l): Picocurie per liter (pCi/L): Copper (tap water) (ppm) JunSep 12 N 0.014 0 of 10 Corrosion of house hold plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives Lead (tap water) (ppb) JunSep 12 N 1.8 0 of 10 Corrosion of house hold plumbing systems, erosion of natural deposits Contaminant and Unit of Measurement Dates of sampling (mo./yr.) AL Exceeded (Y/N) 90th Percentile Result No. of sampling sites ex ceeding the AL Likely Source of Contamination Lead and Copper (Tap Water) 2013 ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring min erals and, in some cases, radioactive mate rial, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: (A) Microbial contaminants, such as vi ruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. (B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, in dustrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. (C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as ag riculture, urban stormwater runoff, and resi dential uses. (D) Organic chemical contaminants, in cluding synthetic and volatile organic chemi cals, which are by-products of industrial pro cesses and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems. (E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regu lations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contami nants and potential health effects can be ob tained by calling the Environmental Protec tion Agencys Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some people may be more vul nerable to contaminants in drinking wa ter than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking wa ter from their health care providers. EPA/ CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptospo ridium and other microbiological contam inants are available from the Safe Drink ing Water Hotline (800-426-4791). * * We at the City of Bristol work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our childrens future. WATER QUALITY REPORT from page 15 ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST/SALES REPRESENTATIVE SCHEDULE : 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Mon day Thursday and 7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Friday DESCRIPTION : Support the Marketing Division in facilitating the enrollment of resi dents of nursing homes in the in-house oral care program within the facilities in which they reside. Insurance license is required. Company will pay for training and testing for license. SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS : Insurance li cense is required. Company will pay for training and testing for license. High School Diploma or Equivalent required. Please fax resume to 1-888-519-1020 W. C. LOGISTICS in Quincy, FL is now accepting applica tions for Semi driv ers with a clean M.V.R. For more in formation please call Hubert Williams at: (850) 875-7952 LABORER Hosford/Tallahassee Area C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. 22574 NE SR 20 Hosford, FL 32334 (850) 379-8116 REQUIREMENTS Valid Florida Driv ers License Clean driving record Be able to pass a pre-employment drug test Be able to work nights, Satur days and some Sundays Be able to Applications may be downloaded from our website at: Applications will be accepted until 12 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, April 30 CLJ JOB MKT. NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execu tion issued in the Circuit Court, of Liberty County, Florida, on the 20th day of March, 2014, in the case wherein Florida State Credit Union was plaintiff and John H. Green was defendant, being Case No. 13 CA 84, in said Court, I, Nick Finch of Lib erty County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and inter est of defendant, John H. Green in and to the following described (real or Personal), to wit: 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Vin# 2GCEK19B561130816 Color: Green I shall offer this property for sale, at the front door of the Liberty at 12499 NW Pogo Street, Bris tol, County of Liberty, State of Florida, on May 27, 2014 at the hour of 1 p.m. at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encum brances and judgments, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the sat isfaction of the above described execution. 4-30 T 5-21-14 LEGAL NOTICE Altha FLEA MARKET Visitors discovered an interesting array of items Market this past Saturday at the rec park. Trea sures on display included dolls, kitchen decor, holi day decorations, an antique camera and this unsual object held up by Nathan Bean, above right of a skull encased in an orb. BELOW: Jenny Bean sells a purse to an happy customer whose husband surveys the table. 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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2014 ALTHA SCHOOL NEWS Two Altha weightlifters placed high in their weight classes at Fridays state championship. Senior lifter Ronnie Tucker secured his glory as a three time state champ in the 139 weight class making him the second lifter in the panhandle to ever win 3 state champion titles. Also, Altha Junior lifter Tristan year in the 169 weight class, making a big jump from 6th place last year to 2nd place this year. Junior lifter Richie Failes placed 7th in the 129 weight class. Richie missed his last clean and jerk of 200 pounds. If Richie would have gotten this clean and jerk it would have advanced him to third place, and Altha would have won state as a team. Altha School is proud of our Wildcat lifters and all they have accomplished this year. This is 3rd state title for Tucker AHS Wildcats bring home a state title in weightlifting Richie Failes and Ronnie Tucker with Coach Robbie Smith Book Fair Fiesta Monday, May 5 Altha School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 9 in our Media Center. Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills ence the most. We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the op portunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. The Fair will be open each day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CT). A special Family Event will be held on Tuesday, May 6, from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) and Friday morning, May 9 from 7a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (CT) which will feature time to browse at the book fair, prizes and refreshments. Our Scholastic Book Fair theme Book Fair Fiesta: Yo Quiero Libros! Vamos a Leer! (I Want Books! Lets Go Read!), surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more, and like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better theyll get. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Hope to see you there! FCCLA annual cake & yard sal e Just in time for Mothers Day, FCCLA is having their Annual cake sale Monday, April 28 through Wednesday, May 7. See Megan Henson at Altha School to order. Order forms can be found on the school website at These cakes range from $20 to $30 but have many delicious homemade choices ranging from Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Ic ing for $25, Italian Cream with Cream Cheese Icing for $25, Thin Layer Choco late Cake $25 for 12 layers and $20 for 8 layers, Thin Layer Lemon Cheese $30 for 12 layers and $25 for 8 layers, Car rot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing for $25, Coconut Cake for $25, Sour Cream Pound Cake for $20 and Whipped Cream Pound Cake for $22. FCCLA will also be holding a yard sale on Saturday, May 3 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CT) in the Altha High School parking lot. The proceeds will assist FCCLA in sending their students to National Con vention in July. Fish Fry planned On Saturday, May 3, the Sophomore Class of Altha High School will be Plates will be $7 and will consist of: beans, cheese grits, bread and scrump tious dessert. See any Sophomore to purchase tick ets. All checks should be made payable to Sophomore class and help offset the costs of their Junior/Senior years. Plates will be available for pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) at Altha School. W ildflower TRAIL bloom last week when a ited to record the many shades, shapes and siz es of blooms popping out from the grass alongside SR 65 in Liberty County. PHOTOS COURTESY ELEANOR DIETRICH a walk along Liberty Countys