The Calhoun-Liberty journal


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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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J OURNAL THE CALHOUNLIBERTY } 50 includes tax W ednesday July 30, 2014 Vol. 34 No. 31 New photo exhibit at Blountstown Library.........3 Construction to shut down Park & Ride ...........3 Liberty Schools plan early release Wednesdays ...4 Open House set at BHS on Aug. 14 ................4 Outdoors Down South: When boats go bad .......9 A look back at the Eagle Theater re..............10 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A landmark that stood at the cor ner of Central Avenue and Pear Street in Blountstown for decades was reduced to rubble this week end. Long known as Pelts Depart ment Store, the brick structure believed to have been built in the early 1940s once served as Floyd Parrishs Grocery. It later became Pelts Department Store when George Pelt bought the property on Aug. 28, 1956, according to Calhoun County Property Apprais er Terrell Stone. The business was later purchased by the late Art Preacher and the late Wilhoit Eubanks, who operated the store under the Pelt name. The building was last used as a thrift shop. In recent years, the property be gan to show its age and the roof caved in. After an inspection by cer, the owner, David Margrill was asked to repair the roof or demol ish the building. Were very sorry for the loss of the building, said Blountstown Mayor Tony Shoemake, who ac knowledges that it was in bad shape. It would have taken hun dreds of thousands of dollar to save it, he said. He said the building was about to fall over on its own, and pointed out, The west wall facing Pear Street wasnt even at tached to the foundation and was only one brick wide. Nurse who stole painkillers gives up license, reads letter of apology by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A licensed practical nurse who was charged with four counts of stealing painkillers from Calhoun-Liberty Hospital read an apology letter in court before she was sentenced last week. I violated the trust of the public, my patients, my doctors, my fellow nurses and the administrative staff, Melissa Cessna said, addressing her actions in June and July of 2013. The Altha woman was in tears as she apologized to family and friends for eradicating their trust and wiping away a career where I sought to help my patients. In the letter, she took responsibility for her actions, explaining, The decision to break the law was mine alone. She ended the letter by stating, There will not be enough days left in my life to make up for my decision. She was adjudicated guilty by Circuit Court Judge Allen Register, who put her to relinquish her LPN license and barred she would have access to controlled substances. Cessna was charged with four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud after the hospitals Quality Assurance Program found that four Oxycodone pills were taken over a period of four days, according to Hospital Administrator Phillip Hill. Hill said her actions did not affect any patients. Hill, who was in court for her sentencing on July 23, said her apology was sincere. She was a good nurse and she was always good to her patients, he said. The hospital did not ask for prison time, Hill said. She was offered a second chance and we hope she will move on with her life and do well in the future. More than 30 cases were in court last Wednesday, with three people being sentenced to the Department of Corrections. They include: possession of guns that were stolen from Panhandle Machine Shop, was given two sentences of 48 months to be served concurrently in the Department of Corrections for armed burglary, three counts of grand theft and felony for one count of grand theft in another case. told he was under arrest. The deputy by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Thursday night for sexual misconduct, a third degree felony. Mauricio Gonzalez, 55, began work with the on Dec. 6, 2013. He remained there until questions were raised about his conduct with a female inmate in the jail. He resigned March 7 with a letter the false allegations that have began looking into the case after being contacted by Calhoun County Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel, who said an inmate at the Liberty County Jail told him about rumors of improper contact between an Gonzalez previously worked as an investigator Police Department from 2007 2011. He began his law enforcement career with the Chicago Police Department in 1986, where he remained for nine years. MAURICIO GONZALEZ Former deputy arrested for sexual misconduct by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor stown boy was taken by Teen critical after SR 71 wreck See SENTENCING continued on page 2 PHOTOS BY DOMENICK ESGRO and JOHNNY EUBANKS Pelts building DEMOLISHED emergency helicopter to Tal lahassee Memorial Hospital in critical condition after a truck pulled into the path of the car he was traveling in Tuesday after noon. way Patrol, Kevin C. Collins, 37, Lumber yard when he drove in front of a northbound vehicle on SR 71 around 1:40 p.m. The 2006 Mazda Tribute, driv en by Angie McClellan, 32, of Panama City collided with the left side of the truck. Riding with her were two pas as Gavin Phillips of Panama City and Austin Causey, 15, of not wearing a seatbelt, was re portedly thrown forward from the back seat. The truck driver was not in jured. McClellan and Phillips, who were both listed in seri ous condition, were taken to the emergency room at CalhounLiberty Hospital, according to Major Emory Godwin of the The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 30, 2014 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTY July 22 CCSO. July 24 July 25 July 27 July 28 *************************************** LIBERTY COUNTY July 24 LCSO. July 25 LCSO. July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 SHERIFFS LOG Proudly serving Calhoun and Jackson Counties 1-888-804-8494 Serving Breakfast ALL DAY 20737 E. Central Ave., Blountstown Breakfast Buffet served Sat. 7 a.m. 11 a.m. HOURS SUMMER Menu NEW Connies KITCHEN Affordable Towing of Calhoun County 24 17310 NW 11th St. Blountstown 674-3030 Lifetime Warranty pay up to $500 TNT CENTER TOBY GARNETT, OWNER LLC Corletts ROOFING LIC# RC29027434 FREE ESTIMATES ( 850 ) 643-7062 Call Michael CLJ N ews .COM SENTENCING continued from the front page A man who was found with a stolen water heat er outside his home Tuesday told deputies he did it to get some money. Jack David Carpenter, 24, of Bristol was ar rested July 29 after Sgt. Jonathan Gentry looked into a complaint about items being stolen from a trailer on NW Gobbler Court, across the street from Carpenters residence. Three witnesses reported that Carpenter and a second man had been seen removing items from the trailer, including a water heater valued at between $300 and $400. When questioned, Car penter initially denied knowing about the theft and said he had been home at the time. Deputies walked the grounds around Carpen ters trailer in search of a yellow wagon witnesses described being used to move the water heater. A water heater was seen outside at the southwest corner of Carpenters trailer. While no wagon was found, Gentry dis covered tracks in the wet grass that appeared to have been made by the wagon witnesses had told him about. The tracks went from Carpenters trailer through the grass to Gobbler Court. The tracks continued across the dirt road and then picked up again in the grass. Carpenters trailer as the one that was stolen. When told the stolen water heater had been I did it! I know Im going to jail. He then took Gentry to a nearby wooded area where he had hidden the wagon. The property had been in a residence that was in the process of repair. Carpenter was charged with burglary of an un occupied dwelling and grand theft. Man charged with grand theft after stolen water heater SHARON BARBER


JULY 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 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! 5,310 W ildflower alert by Eleanor Dietrich, This sweet little pink wild cruciata Drumheads MEETINGS Wednesday, July 30 Boy Scout Troop 200, 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Mormon Church in Bristol. Friday, Aug. 1 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center. Phone (850) 674-9131. Saturday, Aug. 2 8-12 p.m. (CT) in Blountstown. Phone (850) 890-8918 or (850) 447-3639. Altha Flea Market, 8 a.m. (CT) on corner of State Road 71 and Broad Street. Phone (850) 762-3280. Sunday, Aug. 3 2 p.m., Legion Hall in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-2740. Monday, Aug. 4 6:15 p.m., Altha Church of God. Phone (850) 447-5405. Bees, 5-8 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. 6 p.m., Altha Community Center. Phone (850) 674-1363. 7 p.m., Altha Fire Department. Phone (850) 762-3718. Tuesday, Aug. 5 6 p.m. (CT), Ag. Bldg., Conference Room, across from Courthouse. Phone (850) 674-4545. 6 p.m. (CT), Fire House. Phone (850) 762-1948. 6 p.m. (CT), St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown. Phone (850) 237-1484. 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge Blountstown. Phone (850) 643-5742. 6:30 p.m. (CT), Mossy Pond Library 7 p.m. (ET), Apalachee Restaurant Phone (850) 6-7 p.m. (ET), Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford. Phone (850) 544-0677. Wednesday, July 30 Thursday July 31 Friday, August 1 Saturday, August 2 Sunday, August 3 Monday, August 4 Tuesday, August 5 BIRTHDAYS Stephanie Hofheinz, Mandie Fowler, Mechelle Morgan, Paige Willis, Mary Rubel & Angel Tipton BIRTHDAYS Addie Summers, Necy Deason & Jinger Deason BIRTHDAYS Tiffany Beiler, Anita Gouge, Barry Edewaard, Sherry Rankin, Judy Franklin, Deanna Parrish and Betty Brantley-Dunn BIRTHDAYS Adam Terry, Cassandra Woods, Coy Collins, Lisa Foran & Angel Brake BIRTHDAYS Sarai Ebersole, Teresa Bodiford, Melanie Tatum and Josh Summers Blountstown Library installs new Natural Wonders exhibit The Blountstown Public Library is proud to install a new photography exhibit by Nic Stoltzfus. Natural Won ders is a stunning collection of photos highlighting Western Lake, one of the coastal dune lakes in Walton County. The display is located in the Adult Reading Room near the front desk and will stay on location for the next few months. Nic has been working closely with his cinematographer father, Elam, as script writer/photographer for the upcoming book and documentary the Coastal Dune Lakes Featuring Walton Count, Florida bring awareness of this treasured envi ronment and will premiere Earth Day weekend on public television in 2015. Nic is a graduate of the Florida State University communication program. After graduating in 2012, he spent a year teaching English in Japan and came home last September to work with his Group. He eventually wants to go back English. erence for taking pictures but it takes an extremely talented eye for capturing the beauty in nature. He describes his passion for the art by saying, The thing I love about photogra to know English or be literate in order to understand a picture. Why do you think that churches use stained-glass windows Mickey Mouse is famous worldwide? Images connect with people at all levels and can tell rich stories without using any words. Please stop by to view this body of work. The Library hours in Blount stown are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. ABOVE: Great Blue Heron at Western Lake NIC STOLTZFUS PHOTO BIRTHDAYS Annette Phillips, Janet Kyle, Edwin Hobby, LaTrenda Larkins and Jo Plummer BIRTHDAYS Kendall Peddie Meikenhous, Cynthia Aultman and Josh Bodiford in Bristol closed for construction starting Thursday The Park and Ride Lot, located in Bristol on the north side of Liberty County High School ,will be re-furbished and re-paved beginning Thursday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 8. Due to the construction, all vehicles including commuters will need to park elsewhere during those days. This project has been much needed for several years. Appreciation is extended due to the efforts of Benny Jacobs with the project. The Florida Department of Transportation is providing the funding for the project. The contract was awarded to C.W. Roberts of Hosford, who was the low bidder. Deadline Thursday for swimming lessons at Chipola College MARIANNAChipola College sons for ages four and up, Aug. 4-14, with a registration deadline of July 31. Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationallyrecognized methods. Cost of each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit Altha tryouts Childrens Coalition 16th Annual Family Affair at W.T. Neal Civic Center 9 11 a.m. (CT) Pioneer Settlement Frink Gym 8 a.m. 12 p.m. (CT) Florida Aug. 1 3


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 30, 2014 SCHOOL With new standards, new tests, and other state man dates, teachers and staff need additional time to prepare for educating our students. Al though the state issues these changes and mandates, the state does not provide funds to adequately prepare for their implementation. Therefore, the district began to look across the state for ideas to provide time for teachers that would be of no additional cost. Last Spring, parents were asked to complete a survey to get input about time provided to teachers and staff for profes sional development. The input we received pointed the district to an EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY model. Other options included half days and full days at various intervals. The amount of time for profes sional development that will be added to each teacher is 36 hours and that is equal to about 6 full days of training. With approximately 115 teachers, this equals to a much needed cost savings to the district of $69,000.00. Beginning on the first Wednesday of the 2014-15 school year, Aug. 20, school will be released an hour early. This schedule will continue every Wednesday for the en tire year. Early Release Wednesday Schedule: p.m. p.m. Early release Wednesdays start this term for all Liberty County Schools SACS approves Chipola for mid-point accreditation MARIANNAThe Southern Associa Fifth-Year Interim Report. This means the college has been found in compliance with dards, and Federal Requirements addressed in the report. and administrators work together every day to ensure that our students receive a quality education. I am proud of the diligent work that resulted in a positive outcome from this Report is considered accreditation at the mid-point. It required the college to submit ing from institutional effectiveness to student achievement. Impact Report on the success of its Quality The overall goal was to increase student persistence and graduation. The plan was degree students. impact on the student learning environment and lessons the institution has learned as a for the last three years. Also, last year Wash the top 20 community colleges in the nation. operates with administrative staff and more excelled in the courses in which they tutor. Visitors to campus have included a team from Missouri, which established a similar effort to increase persistence. A group from Florida State University established an Academic lege personnel have also been asked to pres ent at state and regional meetings. learned that some students cannot be re tained with academic support alone. Though three-year graduation rates have increased by much more among developmental/remedial students, the fall-to-fall persistence rates of entering students have not increased during the same period. This means that, while the some entering students face issues which can not be addressed by academic support. Life situations often prevent students from re maining enrolled into the second year. guest speakers to help faculty and staff learn facilitated by faculty development occurred link to the students. Other college personnel interact with students periodically, but the teachers in the classrooms must engage stu dents and help them feel connected. Dual enrollment orientation set at Chipola Thursday an orientation for new and prospective Dual Six students from Altha School recently attended the summer Na Antonio, Texas. These students competed, as well as served with state executive councils from all over the United States of America. While four stu 2015 school year and becoming better leaders for Florida's State distinction of serving as the State school year. All of the competitors came home with a silver medal in their individual events! Those compet ing were These students, along with the Al extend a very big "Thank You!" to everyone who helped support these students through monetary gifts and fundraisers. announces the following activities for Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. A representative will be at the Bristol the services that are provided through Thursday, Aug. 7 The shopping trip this week is scheduled in Bristol. later than 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 to schedule your transit ride. Tuesday, Aug. 12 Movies and lunch in Tallahassee. This is an opportunity to spend time with friends at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A representative will be at information about the services that Transit. It would be nice to have more Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Transit at 643-2524 no later 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 Tallahassee Wal-Mart is the place for shopping this no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11 to schedule your transit ride. Monday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. Walking Exercise Session. The walking will be inside the center and then we will play Bingo. Invite a friend who is a 2524 no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 to schedule your ride to the Bristol Thursday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 transit pick up. Thursday, Aug. 21 Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. ride. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. Nina from River Valley Rehab will be later than 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 for Thursday, Aug. 28 Marianna Wal-Mart is the shopping location this no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 to reserve your transit ride. Monday, Sept. 1 Day. There will be no meal deliveries on this date. We wish you a safe and The Bristol Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hosford Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seniors are welcome to come for a hot meal served at noon and to enjoy socialization with others. Call 643-5690 to make a meal reservation the day before you plan to attend. If you need transportation to either center, you will need to call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 three (3) working days before. AHCH Homemaking & Companion Services; LIBERTY SENIOR CENTERS & TRANSIT CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY Upcoming events for Liberty Seniors include a trip to the movies, shopping and informative meetings A ltha students attend National FCCLA event Beginning August 7, 2014, each student who will be driving School will be as signed a permanent parking space on cam pus for the duration of the 2014-2015 school year. This requirement has been implemented to increase the safety students and their personal property. Students will have the option of choos ing their own parking space for the cost of do not wish to pay will be assigned a parking space in the school parking lot. The money earned from parking decals will go towards stu dent activities, such as tion, and providing breakfast and snacks can come sign up for decals can be picked up from Mrs. Brenda men Overholt. All students who will be parking on campus will need to bring a copy of their of insurance, and li students will also need to be able to provide make, model, color, and year of the ve hicle. Students will re ceive their parking de cal after all paperwork has been completed and turned in to Mrs. Brenda Burnsed or holt. campus lunch forms will be available be ginning August 7, seniors to bring in their signed lunch forms prior to the da Burnsed in the front be held at Blount the registration dead Registration packets are not available at this time, students are encouraged to register online at www.actstu will be held on August up their class sched for students. School will be having tryouts for the 2014 volleyball season Au gust 4th & 5th from students must have a current physical, a 2.0 release forms EL3 The forms can be found on the website and will be available in the main do not have all four items, you will not be allowed to try out. If you have any questions, please call Tracy Wood at 6745724 ext. 21. BHS parking assignments, lunch forms & open house


19937 W Central Ave. (850) 674-8524 B lountstown Come out to enjoy FREE hot dogs & hamburgers! PLUS, Dont forget to enter to win a door prize! MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Friday, Aug. 8 12 5 p.m. LEXI FORD Lexi Ford celebrated SAVANNAH CREAMER PRESTON LEE MCCULLEN Anniversary Esgros mark six years of marriage JULY 30, 2014 Page 5 Birthdays GERALDINE WILLIAMS Robert and Dot tie Wiltse of Altha would like to an nounce the final wedding plans of their daughter Re bekah Wiltse, to Lee Windsor, son of Ronny and Vanessa Windsor of Mari anna. Rebekah is the granddaughter of Erma Walden and the late Otis Walden of Altha and Elton and Beulah Head ings of Blountstown. plans for ceremony on August 9 Wedding Lee is the grandson of Edna Windsor and the late Don Windsor and Bill and Clara Bauldree, all of Marianna, and George and Linda ONeal of Bryant, AR. The wedding will take place Saturday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. (CT) at the home of the bride, located at 16426 NW Magnolia Church Road in Altha. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. No invitations are being sent locally, however the bride and groom would like to extend an invitation for all friends and fam ily to celebrate this special day with them. TALLAHASSEE Governor Scott reminds families of the 2014 sales tax-free holiday beginning August 1. With the new school year approaching, parents and students can save money on their back to school shopping with the sales tax-free holiday from August 1 through August 3. Governor Scott said, During this sales-tax holiday families will be able to save money on school supplies and other back-to-school items that will set students up for success in the upcom ing school year. We are proud to offer this sales-tax holiday as it will result in direct savings for Florida families as they prepare for the school year. Governor Scott signed legislation to approve a three-day back to school sales tax-free holiday to support Florida parents purchasing school supplies and clothing. The holiday exempts families from paying sales taxes on numerous back to school items including clothing and footwear of $100 or less per item and on certain school supplies of less than $15 per item. The sales tax-free holiday is an excellent opportunity for families to stock up on the supplies their children need for the coming school year, said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. I appreciate Governor Scotts dedication to ensuring families have this much-deserved break. Another tax break for families took effect July 1, 2014. Youth bicycle helmets, child restraint systems and booster seats are now tax-exempt and will provide additional relief for fami lies purchasing these child safety items. For more information and to view the list of items that are tax-exempt visit the Department of Revenues website.


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 30, 2014 WASHINGTON Getting the Europeans to join him in backing tougher sanctions on Russia is President Obamas goal, and hes having some success, though its taking longer than anyone would like. British Prime Minister Cameron and German Chancellor Merkel are getting on board, and thats important. Their sup port ups the ante on sanctions and further isolates Russian President Putin. This is the way to proceed in the wake of the gether with measured rhetoric. Obama has wisely resisted calls for him to use his bully pulpit to de nounce Putin in stronger, more headline-making language for the loss of almost 300 innocent lives. First, its not Obamas style to talk that way on the world stage, and second, it would be counterproductive at this stage in the investigation over who is responsible for bringing down the airliner. Its impossible to believe that Putin wanted a ci vilian plane blown apart by a missile. This looks like a terrible mistake made by someone at a much lower level. Putin must be held accountable for inciting and arming the Russian separatists in Ukraine. But if the impasse can be resolved diplomatically, Putin needs some help to get out of the bind hes in. Hell probably never admit any culpability, or apologize for the lives that were so cruelly shot out of the sky. But he may terminate his military intervention in Ukraine, and thats the resolution the West wants. He has an exit strategy in the sense that he has not yet sent troops to Ukraine, or at least none that hes been willing to acknowledge. So it wouldnt be a visible reversal if he just backed off. Its not even certain that he has designs on all of Ukraine. If he does, he should be recalculating. ter. Thats a natural human reaction, but the real question is what can the world do about Putin. He got away with grabbing the Crimea, and the world stood aside. No one was going to go to war over Crimea, which once belonged to Russia and has strong Russian ties. Ukraine is different. It nalizing a trade pact with the European Union, and there was talk of Ukraine eventually joining NATO. Putin couldnt abide that, and so he made his ongoing project to restore Russian greatness. Much of the media portrays this geo-political challenge as a contest between Obama and Putin, and who is tougher, with toughness falsely equated with military action. Obama has refused to provide arms to rebel groups in Syria, and The New York Times reports that when the president learned that a missile, he said that was why he hadnt autho rized such weaponry to Syria. Once the weapon is delivered, how it is used cant be controlled. In the standoff with Putin, Obama will come un der pressure to provide some amount of military assistance to the Ukrainian government. Supplying a government that the U.S. supports is a better bet than funneling weapons to insurgents, but Obama is still likely to be wary of deepening U.S. military involvement in a foreign venture. He was elected to end wars, not to start them. He will keep his rhetoric measured, and his emotions under wraps. He surely feels the pain as a father and a husband over the lives lost on that elected him to do his job, and hes navigating quite well with the Europeans to turn up the heat on a modern-day despot without making a bad situation worse. It doesnt make a headline or a sound bite, but its smart foreign policy to help Putin grace fully extricate himself from the mess he created. Help Putin gracefully extricate himself COMMENTARY Late Night Laughs A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. I just read about this student at MIT whos created a new robot that can play Connect Four. Yes, an emotionless machine that can occasionally sit down and play a board game with you, or as I called that growing up my Dad. JIMMY FALLON A professor from U.C. Berkeley said we are on track for having the worst drought in 500 years. Which explains why Larry King was overheard saying, This again? CONAN OBRIEN Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Egypt and had to pass through a metal de Which is ridiculous. Everyone knows hes made of wood. SETH MYERS President Kennedy said lets put a man on the moon, and by God, 10 years later we put a man on the moon. Yesterday was the 45th anniversary. Nowadays a big deal for us is we combined the croissant and the dough nut to get a cronut. DAVID LETTERMAN has more than 50 million users and one JIMMY FALLON Queen Elizabeths horse tested positive for morphine and a mix of other powerful drugs. Sources say the queen is in denial. She thinks someone confused her horses urine sample with Prince Harrys. So remember, horses, when it comes to drugs, just say Neigh. CRAIG FERGUSON Theres a lot of speculation about the new iPhone. Its expected to have a larger screen and a better operating system. Yes, the new iPhone will be called last years Samsung Galaxy. CONAN OBRIEN President Obama was giving an interview recently, and get this, he said he thought that Joe Biden would be a good president. When asked why, he was like, Because hed make me look AMAZING. JIMMY FALLON Cubs because he won. DAVID LETTERMAN According to a new poll, two-thirds of peo ple in Colorado think it should be illegal to smoke marijuana in public, while the other one-third are still laughing at the word poll. DAVID LETTERMAN Edward Snowden is back with yet another spying scandal. In a new interview, Snowden revealed that NSA employees regularly pass around nude pictures of people they spy on. It got even weirder when German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, So, vat do you think? JIMMY FALLON WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift


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DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 The Oaks Restaurant LL THE OAK STATION SHOPPING CENTER Jumbo Shrimp Angus Beef 850-526-1114 Delicious Southern Home Cooking FULL MENU AVAILABLE THE FUSION CHURCH The Fusion Church will be host ing a Community Back to School Revival August 13th 15th starting at 7 p.m The featured pastor for Wednes day the 13th will be Brother Derek Causseaux from Mission 180; Thursday the 14th will be Brother Delano Reed from St. Luke Baptist Church; Friday the 15th will be Brother Doug Hemanes from Lake Mystic Baptist Church. We will also have a performance from the Community Youth Drama Team on Friday. We plan to hand out school sup plies on Friday after services. If you would like to donate supplies or make a monetary donation for the purchase of supplies contact Brother Darrell Johnson at 8791901 or Jessie Branch at 643-6106 or you may drop items off at The Fusion Church. For more information call Jessie Branch (850) 643-2272. ST. MARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH St. Mary M. B. Church will celebrate Pas tor Dr. C.L. Wilson and his wifes 13th anniversary with the following services: August 3rd at 3 p.m. Guest Churches: City, God Gretna, Bristol, Speaker: Pastor Delwynn Wil liams Colors: Black and white August 6th at 7 p.m Guest Churches: Panama City, Saints Blountstown, God Hugh Creek, Speaker: Pastor Russell Wright Colors: Yellow and white August 8th 6:30 p.m Guest Churches Church Blountstown, FL Speaker: Rev. Theodis Lane Colors: Purple and white August 10th 3 p.m Guest Churches: lahassee, FL Christ Bristol, FL Speaker: Pastor Stanley Walker Colors: Royal blue and white For more information please contact Sister Blue at (850) 6744432 or Sister Sharon Williams at (850) 674-8099. ROCKYVILLE MISSION ARY BAPTIST CHURCH Rockyville M.B. Church will celebrate their Friends and Family, Homecoming, 111th plus years an niversary on August 17th at 11:30 in Bristol. Please support us in our cel ebration by procurement of an attendance. Send Your Check to: Rockyville A full page ad is for a donation of $100 A half page ad is for a donation of $50. A one forth page ad is for a donation of $25 We will accept ads until August 8. Please contact Deaconess An nie Thompson, Deaconess Linder, for additional information. CHRISTIAN HOME CHURCH God wants you well every Wednesday at 6 p.m. teaches about healing and health. God does want you well! We will pray for anyone who attends F or more information call Jim (901) 828-3713 or Debbie (901) 828-3712. TELOGIA BAPTIST CHURCH Youth Group will be holding a car wash at T&P Grocery in Hosford on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m to For more information call (850) 379-8439. The Chipola Community Church would like to thank each and everyone who donated $1 per ticket for a chance to win a $50 prize. The money received will go to our church and our food pantry. The winner of the $50 was Frances Abbott of Blountstown, who has already received her prize. Thank you and may God bless you Local riders return from NBHA Youth World Championships Prayers, practice, persistence and patience paid off World Championships in Perry, GA. families of Mary Beth Williams, Bailey Johnson, and City, and Summer Read of Bristol mer Read made it to the Championship Finals. Congratulations go out to Summer Read for Placing in the 30 Teen Division World Championships. A big thank you goes out to Wendy Taylor Munroe for traveling to the World Finals and for training the horses and teaching these talented riders. Summer Read of Bristol with her horse at the NHBA Youth World Championships. Free community diabetes education classes planned Diabetes 101 basic management, eating healthy and staying active presentations will be give in two free classes planned in Calhoun and Liberty County. PanCare of Florida, 11055 SR 20 West, Bristol, from The next class will be held Tuesday, September 23 at the Calhoun County Library, Blountstown, 17731 will be provided. Class will be given by Delinda BaneCalhoun Youth Football sign ups Calhoun County Youth football sign ups will be August 11, 19 & 21 in the conference room from 5:307:30 p.m. CT and additional sign ups will be August 16 at the Gilford Football Camp at the Blountstown High For more information, call (850) 643-1717. NEWS FROM THE PEWS Florida is known as a tourist-friendly state, but starting Aug. 1, one visitor will no longer be welcome: Introduced into Florida waters in the late 1980s, boomed in recent years, negatively impacting na tive wildlife and habitat. Several management changes go into effect Aug. 1 that will help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis sion (FWC) combat the growing problem by mak hunters to remove the spiny predators and limit ing further introduction of the species into the waters. Changes include: ing when diving with a rebreather, a device that recycles air and allows divers to remain in the water for longer periods of time (currently, you cannot a rebreather); and pants of approved tourna ments and other organized other invasive species in is not currently allowed (such as certain state parks or refuges). This will be done through a permitting system. port a sighting by download To learn more


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 30, 2014 My name is James "Bo" Sanders. I am currently running for Liberty County Commis sioner, District 4. I am a lifelong resident of Liberty County and graduated from Liberty County High School in 1978. I have been married to my wife, Tina Sanders, for 22 years. We have raised four daughters and are currently working on spoiling eight wonderful grandchildren. I was raised around the timber industry; learning and appreciating the value of a hard day's work. My grandfa ther owned and operated Troy Sanders Lumber Company in Hosford, Florida where I spent as much time as allowed while attending school. For 13 years I owned and operated a partner ship in Sanders Logging Com my endeavors have extended my interest to beekeeping. I have handled all facets of both the businesses; operations/ production and administration. These duties including day-today operations in the woods as well as all bookkeeping includ ing: payroll, state and federal taxes and accounts payable to all vendors. I also have exten sive knowledge in road building and road maintenance which structure of Liberty County. In my quest to enhance my knowledge and career choices, I attended Lively Criminal Jus tice Training for basic recruits in 1988 and gradu ated that same year. I have attended Gulf Coast Community Col lege, completing review courses for Correction passing the Correctional State Board Exam on pola Jr. College, complet ing the Corrections Review High Liabilities Course on board exam and passed on 2/28/12. Utilizing my current ty Correctional Institute, as I am honest, hardwork ing, dedicated, dependable, capable and a team player. I feel that I have the knowl edge, skills and abilities needed to help lead the county in the right direction for new job growth and re make our county great. As your County Commis sioner for Liberty County, I would look forward to working with fellow board members and applying the ideals and knowl edge I have learned through years of experi ences. I will do my best to keep Liberty County a great place to live. Your vote and sup port will be greatly ap preciated. Political Advertisement paid for and approved by James Bo Sanders, Democrat for County Commissioner, District 4, Liberty County James Bo Sanders Candidate for Liberty County Commissioner, District 4 Chevron Southern Express invites you to Customer Appreciation Day! Friday, Aug. 1 MOUNTAIN DEW Code Red and White Out 12 PACK CANS STORE #11 West End 1 99 ***Limit 6 per transaction*** $ Mountain Dew CANS ALL FLAVORS! The Florida Lottery will be present for a chance to enter drawings! Need a new A/C? Let us help! Low interest or No interest or No Credit Check Required Give us a call or visit on the web. (850) 762-8666 Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menu A little out of the way, A lot less to pay Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant WERE OPEN Come see us for the best seafood and prices around for a really great meal. Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The JOUR NAL Chipola College fall registration MARIANNA Fall classes at Chipo la College begin soon, but there is still time for new and returning students to enroll. New student application deadline for the Fall semester is Aug. 6. Registration for returning students begins Aug. 13. New and returning student registration is Aug. 14 and 15. Classes begin Aug. 18. There are several steps in the appli cation process: (1) complete the college Application for Admission; call 7182311 for assistance; (2) request that and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor. Chipola offers more than 40 indi vidual programs in four major areas: the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce De velopment programs. Bachelors Degrees include: Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biolo gy Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Second ary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and El ementary Education; Business Admin istration with concentrations in Man agement or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teach The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to lege work and then transfer to a fouryear program at Chipola or another col lege or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelors degree. The schedule of classes is available online at For infor mation, call 718-2211 Girls Wanna Have Fun 4-H Day Camp gives Sara Manspeaker a little help putting on an edible mask while learning about skin car at the recent 4-H Day Camp for Girls held July group enjoying a bit of pampering soaking their feet and getting their toe nails done as well as decorating their


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Lima Beans Mac & Cheese Greens TUESDAY Meatloaf, greens, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Butter Peas Mac & Cheese WEDNESDAY Ribs (Plain or BBQ) Cheesy Potatoes Italian Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, Greens THURSDAY Lasagna, California blend w/ Cheese, Zipper Peas Mac n Cheese Greens FRIDAY Fish, Baked Beans Cheese Grits Mac & Cheese Greens SATURDAY Shepherds Pie, Mashed Potatoes Field Peas & Snaps Mac & Cheese, Greens SUNDAY Chicken Dressing or Chicken & Dumplings Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Mac & Cheese Ford Hook Lima Beans & Greens. Hot Fresh Authorized DEALER of 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 I love boats. Big boats, small boats, fast boats, slow boats and even things like kayaks and sailboats that arent re ally boats at all. (Sail boats are just really big kites without the string and kayaks are basically bobsleds for those of us who live where theres no snow.) When I look back over the years, though, the evidence suggests that this is a totally one-sided affair. Apparently boats dont love me back and Im basing that state ment on experiences like these: foot boat up the Apalachicola River to the landing at Blountstown. I went around a tug and promptly ran out of gas about 200 yards ahead of him. When I tried to switch to another tank, I realized it was an OMC and the motor was a 20-hp Mercury. I poured gas from one tank to the other, pumped the bulb hard and prayed even harder. It cranked and I got out of the way, but it was so close that the pilot was already backing down on the engines and blowing his horn frantically. when Gary Wayne Purvis and I tried to shoot a cot about 30 feet away and there were no other boats around. One of us took a shot and a full second later we heard something bounce in the bottom of the boat. It was the .22 bullet that had obviously rico cheted off the log and at least one more tree. I have no idea how to calculate the odds of it coming right back down in the center of the boat but if there had been a lottery then I would have played it that day. was howling out of the west, but I decided that would just make the trip more exciting. After about ous that I either needed to go back or plan to ditch the boat in Port St. Joe. Instead of turning around, though, I turned us over. And in the process of righting the boat, broke the mast. Not surprisingly, my girlfriend and I broke up not long af terwards. liams and I went on an illventure. On the way back, I shined the spotlight on the old Corps of Engineers paddlewheel boat that was tied up near the landing. While I was admiring the old ship, Roger and I ran straight over a channel marker going wide open. It landed both of us in the bottom of the boat and probably shaved a few years off our lives. working well and the weather was terrible, but we forged ahead anyway. An hour later, the boat was upside down and we were bobbing along, hoping to drift back to dry land. I lost my electronics, all my rods and reels and everything that couldnt be times boats have tried to do me in. In fact, I could probably develop an entire boater safety course just based on the things that Ive experienced. One person asked me if I didnt see a common theme running through all these stories. He said, night, in good weather, in storms, when you were with other people and when you were alone. Dont you see where the real problem is? After some thought, the light bulb came on and I Boats hate me. When boats go bad... JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew generations of his family has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. His columns can also be found on his blog, FWC, partners use Internet to protect variety of wildlife concluded a joint operation with part ner agencies designed to protect the environment, lawful businesses and public safety. During the four-day Operation wildlife illegally, as well as committing other crimes. Cases involved the unlawful sale of pythons, bearded dragons and many other reptiles; freshwater and saltwater exotic birds; as well as businesses op erating without licenses and the illegal sales of vessels. Licensed facilities and legal busi ness can be checked to ensure animals are handled safely and humanely, said the operation. But unlicensed facili ties go without inspections for safety and cleanliness. And without a record of where they got their animals, these facilities could potentially spread dangerous diseases through their trans actions, without any way to track the source of the problem. National Oceanic and Atmospheric ment, North Carolina Wildlife Re sources Commission and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources also participated, addressing issues in their own states or subject matter areas. We designed this operation to more said. Some people may think operat ing online is a way to get away with taking advantage of protected species, but we are dedicated to working with our partners to stop that. Written arrests (notices to appear) ties from Polk to Escambia. Most were second-degree misdemeanors, punish 60 days in jail. Remember If you see or suspect a


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 30, 2014 TIM SMITH FOR Calhoun County School Board, Dist. 3 A positive voice for our children, for the people and our tax dollars If you have questions, give me a call at (850) 674-3056. VOTE FOR AND RE-EL ECT Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Tim Smith, Candidate for Calhoun County School Board, District 3 Traci Hall, left, was honored by friends and co-workers with a reception Monday afternoon. Hall, who has served as the City of Blountstown Finance Director for the past seven years, is serving as interim city manager following the departure of former city manager Emory Pierce. She is two-thirds of the way through her 90 day interim assignment. After that time, the Blountstown City Council is expected to make a de cision on what to do about the position. Hall is shown here with Blountstown Public Howard Johnson Jr. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO Reception held Monday afternoon for Blountstown Interim City Manager PHOTOS COURTESY EDWIN STRAWN by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Edwin Strawn said he was working at his cabinet shop in downtown Blountstown the day the old Eagle Theater burned down in the early 1970s. It was the last day of February, either 1971 or 1972. I saw the smoke and grabbed my camera, he said. He be gan documenting the scene with his Kodak Instamatic, a popu lar camera in the early 1970s. The air was so thick with smoke that he couldnt even see the Piggly Wiggly grocery store located across the street from the theater. It was the middle of the day and it was hot, he said. The theater was being renovated by Ralph Bailey, whose parents had run the business for many years. Strawn said the place had been in bad shape until Bailey started working on it. He had workers redo the interior, added new theater seating and was in the process of remodeling the stage when disaster struck. Sometime after the work crew took a break and left for lunch, the old, woodframe building began burning. Soon, the street Somebody called Tyndall Air Force Base and said that downtown Blountstown was burning down, Strawn recalls. I remember seeing a jet come over, circle at low altitude and then leave. from Marianna and Bristol. I remember that Billy Faurot was the city manager then. There was so much water going out there he was afraid the city couldnt keep up with it, Strawn said. He climbed up the water tow er to check the water in the tank. I heard him say, Theres plenty of water, and they kept pouring it to it. He added that it was a scary time, pointing out, I think it was the doublebrick walls of the buildings that kept it from spreading to McCaskill Shoe Store on one side and Terrell Yon De partment Store on the other side. ABOVE LEFT: Art Preacher of Bristol walks down SR 20 as The early 70s Eagle Theater Blaze for School Board Member, Dist. 5 Aunt Sandra and we ask that you vote for and re-elect our Uncle, ROGER REDDICK, for Liberty County School Board Member, District 5. He is the best candidate for the job and will work as hard for your family as ours. Remember REDDICK on August 26 Quality education and vocational opportunities. Keeping a safe and secure learning/teaching environ ment. Recognizing students abilities and hard work. Supporting project graduation, 8th grade trips and other school functions. Seeking advise and support from Liberty County Citi zens. Being open to and striving for improvements. I am dedicated to... RE-ELECT ROGER REDDICK Political advertisement paid for and approved by Roger Reddick, NP for School Board


JULY 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 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 ELOISE WALDROFF HENDERSON BARBER BLOUNTSTOWN Eloise Waldroff Henderson Barber, 83, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 in Panama City. She was born Nov. 21, 1930 in Altha to the late William Edgar and Alberta Goodman Waldroff. She worked for several years at Oglesby Plants International as a plant technician. She was a member of Sunny Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church in Altha where she worked with the youth Sunday School class and served as church secretary and treasurer for many years. Alexander Henderson; her husband Henry Barber; one brother, William Waldroff, Jr.; three sisters, Viola Ashley, Pearl Tyre and Mavis Uhl; one grandchild, James David Henderson. Survivors include two sons, Gary Henderson of Lynn Haven and David Henderson of Tennessee; three husband, John, all of Blountstown and Darlene Tolbert and her husband, Dewayne of Altha; one brother, Russell Waldroff of Lakeland; 10 grandchildren, Allen Henderson, Belinda Thompson and her husband, Matt, Evan Henson, Caleb Tolbert and his wife, Cara, Jacob Tolbert, Kristen Rector, Brandon Henderson and Shelby Allbert; 14 great-grandchildren, Nevah Monroe, Timothy Henderson, Blake Rayner, Landon Allbert, Cretchen Allbert, Dalton Monroe, Kelsey Williams, Caleb Fears, Madison Fears, Vallaree Tolbert and Gabe Tolbert. Services were held Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Hill Cemetery in Altha. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at IRENE KIMBREL GRAND RIDGE Irene Kimbrel, 81, of Grand Ridge, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Blountstown Health and Rehab. She owned and operated The Country Bait and Tackle store in Grand Ridge for many years. Survivors include one brother,Max Kimbrel of Dade City; one sister; Carolyn Stevens of Kinard; one son, Tom Loyed; three stepdaughters, Carol, Glenda and Patricia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorialized will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. GVG Caskets Urns Headstones 3 N. Madison St. Quincy, FL 32351 Inside What A Blessing Dress Shop (850) 627-4770 (850) 591-3844 Let GVG Help you make the right choice for your loved one and for yourself! Sonya H. Hall CONSULTANT grapevineofgadsden @ Visit us online: BLOUNTSTOWN 674-5449 BRISTOL 643-5410 Providing a light through dark times... Agenda Date: June 16, 2014 ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS TO THE AGENDA Delete FA 2 and FA 3 Add Emergency Items 1-3 CALL TO ORDER/OPENING COMMENTS The meeting was called to order by Chairman Peddie. Members present at the meet ing were Chairman Peddie, Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Tina Tharpe, and Logan Kever; and Superintendent Tony An derson. PRAYER AND PLEDGE The prayer was offered by Superintendent Anderson and the Pledge was led by Hayes. RECOGNITION AND PRE SENTATION None. PUBLIC COMMENTS None. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick, and car ried unanimously to approve the agenda with changes noted above for the June 24, 2014, Special Meeting. OLD BUSINESS None. FINANCE CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Thar pe, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve FC 1) Bills and Payroll for June 2014. FINANCE ACTION ITEMS FA 1) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to approve the Contract for Edu cational Services between the Liberty County School Board and Twin Oaks Juvenile Devel opment, Inc. FA 2) DELETE FA 3) DELETE FA 4) Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to ap prove Expansion of CTE STEM in Rural in Districts (RTTI) FA 5) Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Tharpe, and carried unanimously to approve agreement between Emerald Coast Blind Ambitions (Pat Wilson) and LCSB for ser vices of a Vision Teacher and Orientation Mobility Specialist beginning July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 at the rate of $60 per hour not to exceed 10 hours per week-unless approved by the Director of ESE. FA 6) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 LCSB Salary Schedule as is on June 30, 2014, for the 2014was then amended to approve the LCSB Salary Schedule with one change to the Groundskee per/Custodial personnel Salary schedule. The amended mo tion was made by Tharpe, sec onded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to approve. PERSONNEL CONSENT ITEMS PC 1) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove the request to change the job title of the para-professional position currently held by Jeani System Support Specialist IT (job code 65035) effective July rent updated job descriptions. The salary will remain the same as a para-professional and is schedule effective July 1, 2014. This change in job title will de crease the number of para-pro fessional positions in the district by one (1). PC 2) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Reddick, and carried unanimously to ap prove the request to transfer Susan Granger from Hosford School to W.R. Tolar School ef fective July 1, 2014. PC 3) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove the request to transfer Debra Clark from W.R. Tolar School to Hosford School effec tive July 1, 2014. PERSONNEL ACTION ITEMS PA 1) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to approve the recommendations for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year In structional, Non-Instructional, and Administrative positions (Personnel List), effective July 1, 2014. PA 2) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove accepting the resignation letter from Shannon Holiday ef fective June 17, 2014. INSTRUCTION/CURRICULUM CONSENT ITEMS None INSTRUCTION/CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS None. OPERATIONS/FACILITIES CONSENT ITEMS None OPERATIONS/FACILITIES ACTION ITEMS None. INFORMATION TECHNOL OGY CONSENT ITEMS None. INFORMATION TECHNOL OGY ACTION ITEMS None. SUPERINTENDENT ITEMS Sl 1) Reminder that the Regular Board Meeting in July has been moved from July 8, 2014, to July 17, 2014, and the Health Insurance Workshop at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Bud get Workshop at 5:45. Superin tendent Anderson reminded the Board that the District will be closed on July 3 in observance of the 4th of July. BOARD MEMBER ITEMS CLOSING COMMENTS Kathy Nobles reported to the Board that LCSB had been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Department of Juvenile Justice and discussed the im plementation plan for the use of the money in the district. She also updated the Board as to the status of 21t Century fund ing returning to the District. EMERGENCY ITEMS El 1) Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove out-of-state travel for Col onel Robert Quint to Ft. Rucker, Alabama, on Wednesday, April Army photo made as required by Cadet Command. El 2) Motion was made by Tharpe, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to ap prove the recommendation to hire Rob Wheetley as a Teach er on Special Assignment, 11 months in the position of Dean at W.R. Tolar School effective July 1, 2014, for the 2014-2015 SY. El 3) Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Tharpe; Reddick abstained from the vote, Hayes, Tharpe, and Kev er voted to approve the recom mendation to pay Gerald Hires as head custodian/grounds keeper at (Level 0) at Hosford School during the unpaid leave of absence of Kelly Lowrey. (Beginning date to be deter mined by Finance Director and Superintendent through June 30, 2014) ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Red dick, seconded by Hayes, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 a.m. Approved July 17, 2014 ___________________ Anthony L. Anderson Superintendent B. Kyle Peddie School Board Chairman June 24 special meeting of the Liberty County School Board Agenda Date: June 3, 2014 1. Michael Richter made a presentation of possible op tions for health insurance for the next enrollment period. Workshop Adjourned at 6:25 p.m. Approved July 17, 2014 ___________________ Anthony L. Anderson Superintendent B. Kyle Peddie School Board Chairman Liberty Co. School Board June 10 Workshop held ROY M. CHESHIRE BLOUNTSTOWN Roy M. Cheshire Jr. 65, of Blountstown passed away July 24 after a lengthy ill ness. He was born Feb. 15, 1949 in Shellman, Georgia and had previously lived in Greensboro, where at one time he worked in shade tobacco. Services were held on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Coy He is survived by his daughter, Kimberley Cheshire of Tallahassee; sisters Bernice Cheshire Tipper of Quincy and Bobbie Sexton of Quincy and brothers Ronnie Cheshire of Sneads, and Harvey Cheshire of Bristol. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy were in charge of the arrangements. Waldorff Hardware 25615 North Main Street Altha (850) 762-3228 Ace Insect Killer Spray Limit 2 each at this price. $ 1 49 each with ACE rewards card 72676, 72672, 72675, 7098130 The popularity of the recent Teen Driver Chal lenge, put on by the Cal houn County Sheriffs second event being sched uled. The class will be held Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5. The Teen Driver Chal lenge is a free defensive driving course designed to help teens boost their driving skills and lessen the chances of being involved in a crash. The program provides a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on driver training. Florida Sheriffs Asso CCSO holds 1st Teen Driver Challenge Class; second class planned Aug. 4 & 5 ciation provided Calhoun County Sheriffs Office with start-up funding for this program. Instruc included Deputies Nate and Tad Scott. Teens in attendance at Emily Childress, Taylor Gutierrez, Damon Maki, Madison Rowe, Samuel Short, Rachel Smith, Colby Tanner, Chasity Webb, Brock Williams, Mark Wil son, and Mathew Wood. Contact Kim Tanner sign up your teen for the upcoming program. (Teen must have a valid learners permit/Florida operators driver license.)


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SERVICE DIRECTORY TERMITE & PEST CONTROL CONTACT or (850) 674-9038 or (850) 832-9649 FINANCING: NO interest, LOW interest or even (850) 762-8666 Check us out on the Web: (850) 272-0144 Clint Hatcher, Owner Electrical Lic. # ER13014037 New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING CIAL FREE Estimates Serving Make it easy for your customers Service Directory (850) 643-3333 MEDICARE PLANS DENTAL PLANS Carpet, padding & installation starting at $1.50/sf Are you selling/buying a house? Do you just need to replace your existing carpet without putting a strain on your pocketbook? We put together monthly specials to help meet your needs. and Respondent/Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION Calle Heroes DS Nacozari #4 Col. Centro YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to Esq., Petitioners Attorney, whose written defenses with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Liberty County Courthouse, Bristol, Florida petitioners attorney or immediately after service. Otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED this the 10th day of July, Liberty County, Florida By: Kathleen Brown, Clerk 7-16 T 8-6-14 ----------------------------------------------Sealed bids will be received by the Liberty County School Board (LCSB) until 4:00 pm, EST purchase of the following: the operation of public vehicles, school buses, and school plants. LP gas for use in lunchrooms and schools of Liberty County. Any additional information or bid forms required may be obtained at the Liberty County School Board Bristol, Florida. Bid forms must be used by each bidder submitting a bid, otherwise bids will not be considered. Bids should be mailed Any bid submitted after the opened or considered. The School Board accepts no responsibility for mailed proposals that arrive at the time, even though the envelope above date. The School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. The decision of the School be withdrawn by any bidder for a period of thirty (30) days after the bids are opened. ATTEST: 7-16 T 8-6 ----------------------------------------------CALHOUN COUNTY LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 713.78 of Florida Statutes. JA3AJ26E93U061133 CALHOUN COUNTY LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 7-30-14 ----------------------------------------------CALHOUN COUNTY LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 713.78 of Florida Statutes. CALHOUN COUNTY LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 7-30-1 ----------------------------------------------CASE NO: 2013-CA-000235 PLAINTIFF, ______________________/ NOTICE OF SALE OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT COUNTY IN BRISTOL, FLORIDA. COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE LINE OF EASEMENT FOR 208.71 FEET TO A CONCRETE TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT OF 7.61 FEET TO A CONCRETE TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT 208.71 FEET TO A CONCRETE PROPERTY ADDRESS: 18136 THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS DAYS AFTER THE SALE. LIBERTY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT DEPUTY CLERK I assistance. Please contact the at (850) 577-4401, or at the Leon 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, 711. that the forgoing has been served following: ERIN N. PRETE, ESQUIRE BOYER, P.A. ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF RICHARD O. PIERCY 16034 NE SHULER ST 7-30, 8-6 ----------------------------------------------The Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County Florida will accept bids for the an as needed basis. Produce bids must meet the following gallon containers. Permethrin and 1.75 lbs Piperonyl Butoxide per gallon. control of adult mosquitoes, midges (biting and non-biting) and Thermal, and Barrier applications using ground and aerial equipment for control of adult mosquitoes and applications up to 0.007 lbs a.i. per acre. PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES is now accepting applications environment, lift 50 lbs., stand for long periods and work 11 hour shifts in a fast paced production (authorized to work in the United States of America). Applications accepted at Spanish Trail injector mixing systems or other insecticide mixing systems. For information call Stephen Ford Successful bidder must provide with a mixing system for the duration of the bid contract. All bids must be submitted before All bids will be opened on Clerk of Court with the Board of County Commissioners awarding the bid at their regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. that evening, in the Courtroom of the Courthouse. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids which they deem to be in the best interest of Liberty County. 7-30, 8-6 CLJ JOB MARKET


JULY 30, 2014 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 MISC. ITEMS 15.5 cb. ft. upright freezer for $100. Electric wok for $20. Call (850) 372-2417. 7-30, 8-6 Xbox with power cord for $10. Call (850) 447-0438. 7-30, 8-6 Pro form crosswalk tread mill by Sears like new for $125. 16 gallon Shop vac with 5.75hp for $25. ProPink R-13 Insulation 7 bun dles (10 pieces per bundle). $250 takes all. Call (863) 370-2369 or (850) 7623924. 7-30, 8-6 Diesel fuel tank 60 X 38 inch diesel fuel tank, plus a 15 amp 12 volt HD fuel transfer pump with 13 inch of fuel oil, $600. Call (850) 592-8845. 7-30, 8-6 Book The Heritage Of Calhoun County, Florida $45. Pants, shirts, and dia betic shoes. Call (850) 5928845. 7-30, 8-6 Large bolt cutters, $10. Metal lawn cart for $25. Call (850) 228-6186. 7-30, 8-6 B&S Craftsman 22 inch, 6.5hp self-propelled mow er. Easy pull start, excellent condition, easy mount dust block bag. With original pa perwork. $135. Call (850) 762-1934. 7-30, 8-6 Dish set for $75 OBO. Girls car set, $15. Two umbrella strollers, $5 each. Kids toys, prices vary. Crib sheets, $2 each, Curtains, $3 each. Lighthouse bath room set, $25. Call (850) 447-3142. 7-30, 8-6 Tools: Makita Electric Cir cular saw, Wobble Dado blade, DeWALT electric 3/8 inch drill, 6 Craftsman bench grinder, 16 gallon Craftsman shop vac and socket sets. All in great shape. Call (850) 643-3007 or (850) 643-5622. 7-30, 8-6 Two pairs of ladies home made sandals, Kenos in Key West. One pair navy blue Spiders, never worn, one pair brown buckle toe, worn for just a half a day. Both genuine leather, size 9, $10 each. Call (850) 3483554. 7-30, 8-6 Uniweld handheld torch in good shape for $150. Call 9850) 728-5874. 7-23, 7-30 Paslode cordless nail guns. Framing and trim for $300 each. Fender bass with 50w amp for $150. Miscellaneous pneumatic, hand tools, tool boxes and tool bags. Glass Chess set for $10. Call (850) 4470586. 7-23, 7-30 Hospital bed with remote control, price negotiable. Call (850) 897-2652. 7-23, 7-30 Mathews Switchback bow Ithaca 12 gauge shotgun, $400. Poulan riding lawn mower, $400. Please call (850) 597-4532. 7-23, 7-30 Clothes: size 16 ladies pe tite clothes, and size 2XL clothes in excellent shape, very cheap. Call (850) 6435486 or (850) 447-0800. 7-23, 7-30 Baby boy nursery com forter set with matching lamp and wall hangings. Very clean and in excellent condition $35. Call (850) 447-0438. 7-23, 7-30 Two wheelchairs: one for $25, the other for $45. Call (850) 674-8437. 7-23, 7-30 60 gallons of Caterpillar hydraulic oil. Call (850) 762-3455. 7-23, 7-30 FURNITURE Mattress. Clean and comes with a protective cover. Call (850) 372-2417. 7-30, 8-6 Scooter chair for $200. Lift chair for $150. Black leath er sofa for $125. Call (850) 674-5583. 7-30, 8-6 End table with two shelves $12. Call (850) 762-3370. 7-30, 8-6 Dining table with four chairs, medium oak color $150 or OBO. Three piece table set with two end ta bles and coffee table for $100. Sofa table for $50. Call (850) 447-3142. 7-30, 8-6 Large wooden desk with six drawers and rollers for $50. Call (850) 762-3370. 7-30, 8-6 Oak table, $15. Call (850) 447-0438. 7-23, 7-30 Lots of good used fur niture for sale at the Cal houn-Liberty Ministry Cen ter thrift store. Come check us out. Located on SR 20 East of Blountstown. Call (850) 674-1818. UFN PETS Chihuahuas for sale 1 male and 2 females, $50 each. Call (850) 643-1401. 7-30, 8-6 28 inch pet carrier $20. Call (850) 228-6186. 7-30, 8-6 Free yellow lab, four and a half months old with short tail. Call (850) 557-7740. 7-16, 7-23 AUTOMOTIVE 2006 handicap Ford van less than 20,000 miles, dual battery, automatic HD lift. 6 sion, Auto. Braun HD lift. Auto. door openers, remote control. Braun interlock system, excellent condition, $26,000. Call (850) 5928845. 7-30, 8-6 1999 Suzuki GSX 600 needs carburetor cleaned and cosmetics. $900 or possible trade. Call (850) 447-0586. 7-23, 7-30 LAND 5 acres of land for sale on CR 67 in Telogia $13,500. Call (850) 379-5843. 7-30, 8-6 BOATS 1973 Bayliner 23.5 foot, with inline six cylinder, $3,000. Call (850) 6745602. 7-23, 7-30 boat with a 20 hp. Johnson motor, $1,000. Call (850) 674-5602. 7-23, 7-30 1984 17 foot 6 inch Ven ture bass boat, with 200 Mariner, $2,500. Call (850) 674-5602. 7-23, 7-30 Randall Craft boat, 15 foot, with a Mariner, trolling motor, and trailer $1,400. Call (850) 872-2810. 7-23, 7-30 WANTED Old trampoline tarps, call (850) 674-1652. 7-30, 8-6 Old 13 foot Aluminum boat. Please call (850) 3798222. 7-30, 8-6 Anyone with information on Watkins Red liniment. Please call (850) 762-3455. 7-23, 7-30 YARD SALES BLOUNTSTOWN F riday and Saturday Au gust 1 and 2 from 7 a.m 2 p.m. Yard sale at 19599 NE John G. Bryant Rd. Two houses down on the right, pass the Woodmont subdi vision, look for signs. Call (850) 674-7228. Saturday August 2 nd from 7 a.m. 12 p.m. Multi fam ily yard sale with womens, mens, juniors, and tod dlers clothing. Household items, decor, outdoor tod dler toys, trampoline, and misc. items. All must go. Located on SR 71 beside (850) 573-4784 or (850) 643-6561. Saturday August 2 nd from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. S.R. 20 across from the Piggly Wig gly. Baby clothes, tools, fur niture, toys and yard tools. Call (850) 508-3534. Craft Supply Sale at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Gym Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. 12 p.m. Wood supplies, miniatures, ornaments and more. Call or text Sandy for more information at (850) 272-8980. BRISTOL S aturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. 2 p.m. ET Yard Sale at the Liberty County Court house, there will be appli ances, whatnots, clothes, shoes. There will also be a C all (850) 933-3333 or (850) 491-7209. S aturday, Aug. 2 from 7 a.m. 1 p.m. Multi family yard sale in Bristol. Name brand womens, junior, mens, and baby clothes. Photography props, horse tack, home and yard de cor, free plants and much more. Located on Old Bris tol Road about 5 miles from Tolar School. Call (850) 447-0438. Saturday, Aug. 2 start ing at 8 a.m. ET Yard sale with lots of quality items in cluding bedroom furniture, dining chairs, electronics, home decor, toys and cloth ing. Located at 11760 NW Durham Rd. Call (850) 4470299. THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS To place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPE Week of July 30 Aug. 5, 2014 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Finances are on your mind this week, Aries. You could be driven now more than ever to get your ducks in a row. Expect such tasks to be a bit stressful but ultimately worth it. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, avoid being sidetracked by some familiar obstacles. Even with the best intentions you can get pushed off target. Pay attention and stick with it. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, it may be tempting to set aside responsibilities in favor of more exciting experiences. But the real opportunities for adventure come from making commitments and goals. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 that you have been keeping to yourself. If you are worried about how others will respond, dont be. You have accepting friends. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, do not deny yourself some pleasure, especially if you have been putting in a lot of work and effort to attain your goals. Enjoy a little down time when you can. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you cherish your time with friends and family this week, spending as many free moments with them as possible. In the coming days, carve out some alone time for yourself. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you are no stranger to meeting other peoples you want right now. Work with others but make your opinions known as well. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, your intensity helps you get through sure to make some time for rest and relaxation SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, there is a lot more going on in your life now than meets the eye. Moves that you make could be crucial to your success, so do your best to make sure you make the right choices. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, expect some initial dissent when you propose an unorthodox solution to a problem. Dont worry much, as others will come around when the plan starts to work. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Do not allow your emotions to get the better of you this week, Aquarius. Steer clear of confusing issues and do not delve too deeply into things you dont understand. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, expect to be acknowledged for some special contributions this week. Stand up and take your bow with grace and appreciation. 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. DEPOSIT REQUIRED. NO PETS. Perfect for Singles or Couples. Call 674-7616 FOR RENT Ave. ties included houses Mexican Restaurant 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN BRISTOL 5 x 10 ..... $ 27 10 x 10 .... $ 43 10 x 20 .... $ 70 10 x 25 .... $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN For Rent in ALTHA 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers. With lawn service LAND LAND LAND Liberty and surrounding counties OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Anything from choice home sites and commercial oppor locations. Call UFN (850) 447-2372 Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. (First Saturday of every month) Public is invited. 18098 NW County Rd. 12 AUCTION (850) 643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY. U-PICK Silver Queen Sweet Corn and Field Corn are ready! Call 674-8081 or 643-1594 For more information Thistle Dew Farms 2 BR 1 BA 2 BA 2 BA Small Private Park Very nice trailers 258-1049 FOR RENT BRISTOL 7-30 T 8-13 Helpers within and without your Cleaning, Renovating, Landscaping, Painting, Flooring and much more! $ 13/ hr Two ladies working for 573-8409 REAL ESTATE WANTED Call 544-5441 or 570-0222 Become a Volunteer Help an abused, neglected or otherwise at-risk child by becoming a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem. Discover how you can make a difference in a childs life. Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation PHONE (850) 410-4642 BRISTOL FOR SALE OR RENT 694-8458 7-30-14 2BR 1BA House NEW on Ramsey Rd. $550/month


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 30, 2014 Kids learned about friction, traction, gripping power, electronic motors and more at the Robotics Day Camp hosted by the Liberty County 4-H Club on July 22 and 23 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Remington Pot ter, Caden Canaday, Kole Ellis, Cannon Shuler and Channin Prichard watch as their motorized cup with crayons fastened to it draws designs while traveling across the paper. ABOVE RIGHT: Cannon Shuler displays his project. LEFT: Cathia Schmarje lends Remington Potter a helping hand. BELOW: Instructors walk the class through their activities. DAKODA BERG PHOTOS DAY CAMP BELOW: Helper Will Hosford shows Ridge Faircloth a few tricks. BELOW CENTER: Helaman Shuler and Caden Canaday work on a project together. BELOW RIGHT: Rylee Blackburn and Olivia Stoutamire use purple, green and red crayons with their machine. Not just any Teddy Bear: AMC Volunteer of the Year honored by Bob Lotaine, Board Chairman of the Capital Area Red Cross While many of us in the Big Bend enjoyed this years Memorial Day weekend that was not the case destroyed the mobile home they were living in and most of their belongings. As he has done countless times in similar situations, Red Cross volunteer Joseph Simmons responded to the home to offer emergency assistance, a sympathetic ear and a reassuring smile to the devastated family. Joe provided the grandfather a debit card that could be used to pay for temporary shelter, food and clothing, bringing tears to the grandfathers eyes. That made Joe, a seasoned disaster volunteer, get a little teary too. But what happened next truly was heart-wrenching. The grandfather became visibly upset when his sob bing granddaughter whispered in his ear that her favorite given her the teddy bear nine years before she passed away. This was too much to endure. Joe quickly went to his Red Cross vehicle where stuffed animals are kept for such instances and brought the girl a new teddy bear. Amazingly, the bear was al most identical to the one she lost. And in that moment of despair, the little girls tears changed from tears of despair to tears of hope and she actually smiled. Upon receiving the Chapters Disaster Volunteer of the Year Award this year, Joe unexpectedly told this these whether they occur on holiday weekends or in the middle of the night that keep him working for and believing in the mission of the Red Cross. The Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Liberty, Tay lor, Madison and Franklin Counties. We are among the roes deployed to disasters in New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Alabama and to other regions of Florida. We provide people in crisis with shelter, food, water, clean up and comfort kits, medical supplies and prescrip tions. Through our referral and resource system, we help victims of tragic events to begin their transition back to a normal life. More importantly, when families are in their moment of greatest despair, we are there with a sympathetic smile and a shoulder to cry on. tions to U.S. military stationed worldwide, notifying soldiers or family members during an emergency or life-changing event. Last year, our volunteers provided follow-up in 315 cases involving our servicemen and their families. We continue to train thousands of our community water safety, babysitting and much more. While our volunteers provide their invaluable as sistance for no compensation, the infrastructure that allows them to operate and the assistance they deliver to disaster victims is very expensive. For that, we rely on our community partners and individual donors. It is important to know that when you make a dona our service delivery to assist our humanitarian efforts. Your donation could help your neighbor next door, as well as those we serve in our eight-county region. out more. b tics R