i WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005 N 99th Year, No. 15 0 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax)
FLORIDA FOREVER FUNDS
SThe Northwest Florida Water
1\Management District announced
this week that Calhoun County
is the recipient of a $451,198
grant to improve a road along the
According to a press release,
:the grant is part of $7,277,698 in
*Florida Forever Capital
Improvement grants awarded for
.14 projects in the 16-county
The Calhoun County funding
ivill be used to stabilize Lamb
Eddy Road, an eroding unpaved
road that is currently discharg-
ng into the Chipola River. '
"This is the third year of a
"program in which we have
awarded local governments sev-
:eral million dollars for capital
.improvements." said Douglas E.
:Barr. the District's Executive
S"All of the selected projects
:demonstrated water resource
yalue and met the goal of the
_grant program to support man-
Igement efforts that mainly
.improve water resource quality."
A RIVERTOWN CHSMAS
LOCALS WERE TREATED TO THREE PARADES SATURDAY in Altha, Blountstown, and Bristol. Above, the City of Blountstown was well repre-
sented by Miss Blountstown royalty, Jonetta Do'avrn. Nikki Bernhard, Randa McCroan, and Emily Sewell, Their float took home a first
place ribbon. Look inside this issue for more parade highlights,
:WN OWNr REVPALZATION
Wakulla Bank paving the
way for changes downtown
BY KELLI PEACOCK
Many locals have anxiously
awaited the day downtown
Blountsto\wn sets a fresh look.
That day appears to be on the
horizon as Wakulla Bank has
acquired an entire block along
East Central Avenue and is
preparing to revitalize it.
Walter Dodson. President of
Wakulla Bank, tells The County
Record the bank has pur-
chased al the buUdlngs on the
north side of the street from
the old Piggly Wiggly to the for-
mer McClellan's Home
Furnishings. Plans are now in
place to build a new bank on
Demolition is currently
The Holland Grir)
to be Enjoyed for
Years to Come.
SNEW MODELS IN
APPLIANCES PAINT LUMBER
BUILDING MATERIALS TOOLS
FLOOR COVERING & MORE
405 MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA.
underway at the old Piggly look like. We hope to work runoff requirements. but pro-
Wiggly. "We expect the demoli- closely with the downtown ceeding as quicldv as possible.
tion of the building to be com- restoration committee. "We've gotten a rjal warm
plete by the end of January," Whatever they are doing, we reception and we wish we
says Dodson. "We're in 'the want to incorporate that into already had our building," he
process of interviewing, some our new bank." remarks. "We hope there's a
companies to give us a design Dodson says bank officials possibility we can be in the
of what we want the building to are dealing with stormwater new bank by the end of 2006."
holiday fun at
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement at Sam Atkins Park in
Blountstown was the setting for the annual 1800s style
Christmas celebration held Saturday night.
Guests enjoyed candlelight tours of the historic cabins,
front porch carolers, hot biscuits' froni the Yon House
kitchen, hayrides, a iiar-shmrallow roast, and a Christmas
cantata performed by the First United Methodist Church
At left, four-year-old Audra Chason of Altha enjoys a
sausage and biscuit during the festivities. For more high-
lights of the Settlement Christmas, turn to page 14.
BY KELLI PEACOCK
The possibility of-school con-
solidation continues to be the
topic in Calhoun County and
officials want the community to
understand how a new school
would be funded.
According to information pro-
vided to, The County Record by
Assistant School Superintendent
Greg Jones, the Florida legisla-
ture established a Special Facility
Construction Account (SFCA)
back in 1980. The purpose of the
SFCA is to help small, rural dis-
tricts fund major construction
Here in Calhoun County, one
of the options local school lead-
ers are considering is building a
new countywide high school and
turning the existing Blountstown
High School into a countywide
middle school. Funds from SFCA
are a real possibility to pay for
In order to apply for funding,
school districts must levy a dis-
cretionary local two-mill tax 1.5
mills to be pledged for the project
and the other .5 to be used for
other needs such as repairs.
"This amount changes each
year," Jones explains. "But prob-
ably this year it's around $1.7.
The good news is, these capi-
tal outlay funds will only be
pledged for three consecutive
years. "At the end of those three
years, there's no strings
attached," Jones reports. "It's
If the countywide school proj-
ects are approved, the Calhoun
County School District would
put in their portion generated
from the 1.5 mill tax and the
state fund would pick up the rest
of the bill. An example of how
this program works is over in
Jackson County where the new
Marianna High School was
recently constructed. The project
totalled nearly $21 million with
the school district paying almost
25 percent of the bill and the
state picking up the other 75
Jones is excited about the
possibilities for the Calhoun
County School District, noting
that funds could be used to
"build a school, purchase land,
build a gymnasium, track, and
weight room." Jones says,
should the School Board choose
this option, a proposal must be
ready by August 2006 to go
before the 2007 legislature. If it's
approved he says, "Probably by
the 2009 school year, we could
have a new school."
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Christmas parade winners announced
Calhoun Count% Chamber of olad to have Santa arid Mrs. Claus 2nd- Riverbend Home Educators
Commerce President Vicki Montford
extends her appreciation to everyone
who helped make the Christmas
parade a huge success
Special thanks to the judging
team of Susan Carr. Angela Hall and
Diane Perry. Thanks also to Tony
Shoemake and Pam Skinner for help-
ing with the lineup. A big thank you
to the Blountstown Police Dept., the
Calhoun Co. Sheriffs Dept. and the
Fire Dept Montford was especially
and hope that they will make it again
Float winners are:
Best Overall American Legion
1st Radio Shack
2nd Waldorffs Dairy
3rd- Merle Norman
1st Calhoun County Library
3rd Calhoun Co. Bus Drivers
tied with Calhoun Correctional
4th Head Start
Ist Girl Scout Troup 579
2nd- Cub Scouts
Ist- Macedonia Baptist
Ist-City of Blountstown Queens
3rd-Calhoun County Queens
Dr. Robert F Thomas and Dr. Colleen Buggs
Drs. Buggs and Thomas
SEdward Thomas, Sr. and
'Adeline Williams-Thomas of
Bristol are delighted to
announce the engagement of
their second son, Dr. Robert F.
Thomas of St. Augustine,
Florida, to Dr. Colleen Buggs
Sof Houston, Texas.
Dr. Thomas is the grandson
of the late Jeffrey and Ellaree
F. Thomas of St. Augustine
and the late Abraham and
Minnie B. Williams of
Dr. Buggs is the daughter of
Willie Birdella Buggs and the
late Samuel Buggs of Detroit,
Michigan. She is the grand-
daughter of the late John C.
and Tabitha Buggs and the
late Vanderbill and Alattie Mae
Pitts. all of Homer. Louisiana.
Educated in Liberty
County. Dr Thomas obtained"
undergraduate .degrees' from-
tomlinson College and Florida
A&M. and earned graduate
and doctoral degrees: from
.Texas A&M and Argosy
U n i er si t /Jacksonville
Bapust. Additionally, he con-
ducted graduate business
research in Spain.:- Currently,
Dr. Thomas is a consultant to
jthe Society of Puerto Rican'
Endocrinology & Diabetolgy in
San Juan, Puerto Rico. He
also does educational and
evangelical missions work in
Malawi, Central Africa and
Dr. Buggs,. a native of
Detroit, Michigan, completed
undergraduate studies at the
University of Pennsylvania and
obtained an MD, and PhD
degrees .from '-Harvard
University Medical School. Dr.
Buggs did graduate medical
research in Sweden, her resi-
dency in pediatrics at
Hospital and, her fellowship
training in pediatric
endocirnolo:gy' at the
University of Chicago
Children's Hospital. She is
dually board certified in pedi-
atrics and pediatric
endocrinology and is a physi-
cian at Texas Children's
Hospital and a faculty member
of the world-renowned Baylor
College of Medicine in
A 2006 fall wedding is being
planned. Formal invitations
are forthcoming, but all family
and friends are.invited. The
couple will live in Houston.
On Wednesday, December 21,
the Calhoun County Senior
Citizens will be having a
Christmas Luncheon. We will
have special entertainment for
The cost of your meal is to
bring a large vegetable or salad
side dish to share with everyone.
We will-be doing the meat and'
Please call 674-4163 and let'
us kinw if you are coming so we
can prepare enough food. We
would also like to know what yoi
will be preparing so that we. cap
make sure everyone doesn't
bring the same thing.
Entertainment will begin at
11:00 a.m.' so please be here
On Wednesday, December the
senior citizens will have a short
video presentation on
"Osteoarthritis of the Knee"
before lunch as a prelude for odr
new year educational program on
arthritis self-help.. This course
will run every Monday from 9-11
a.m. for six weeks and will sup-
ply you with some very valuable
information regarding medicines,
exercise, diet, and other things.
If you think you are interested
in joining this class please call
674-4163. There is no charge for
the class but space is limited.
Army Pfc. Randall B. Rogers
Army Pfc. Randall B. Rogers
has arrived at Aberdeen Proving
Ground, Aberdeen. Md., to com-
plete' the track vehicle repairer
advanced individual training
The. student will be trained to
troubleshoot, repair and main-
tain mechanical, electrical, air,
fuel, brake, steering, transmis-
sion assemblies, hydraulic sys-
tems, and fire extinguisher and
suppression assemblies on
tracked vehicles. Also, will learn
to repair gas turbine power and
diesel power plants and packs,
including compression ignition
engine fuel and liquid cooling
Rogers is the son of Barbara
D. Potter and Larry J. Rogers,
both of Bristol.
Carder, Hambly to
speak vows Dec. 18
Mack and June Carder would
like to announce the forthcoming
wedding of their daughter,
:Rebecca Suzanne Carder, to
Nathanial James Hambly, the
son of Randy and Leah Armitage
of Altha and James Hambly of
Warwick, Rhode Island.'
The wedding will be at 4:00
p.m., Sunday, December 18th at
Red Oak Methodist Church,
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement,
Sam Atkins Park.
No local invitations will be
sent, but all friends and relatives Rebecca Suzanne Carder
are welcome, and Nathanial James Hambly
Senior Citizens will hold
Christmas lunch Dec. 21
ALL CHRISTMAS ITEMS
GULF COAST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE RECENTLY PRESENTED TOYS donat-
ed by its err.ployee- to the Children's HorrTle ;.ocieft or Florida.The toys
donated t, GCEC will be distributed to underprivileged children in
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties. "We are
happy to be able to donate to.this very worthy cause,"'Gulf Coast
Electric Supervisor of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Bennett
said "'These -oys ..ill pro. ide Christmas presents to children who might:
not have otherw.^,e received any." Above, Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperati Supervisor of M,1,arketing and Member Services Kristin
Benne t (center) presents toys donated, by GCEC employees to.Tessa
Gdrner (left) and Kristy Rebello (right) of the Children's Home Society,.
Artists sought for spring
Garden Gala in Marianna
Covenant Hospice is seeking
area artists and those with a cre-
ative spirit to participate in a new
social event, called the Garden
QGla, coming to Marianna this
sp-irig. Artists are needed to
paint and decorate custom-built
wooden garden benches, which
will be auctioned at thegala on
This unique 'fundraiser offers
ap evening of southern hospitali-
ty; entertainment, art and savory
ctiisine. Proceeds will benefit
Covenant Hospice's Marianna
office, which serves Jackson,
Holmes, Calhoun and
Artist, applications may' be
eligible to win
month at gym
AAll who donate blood to the
Southeastern Community Blood
center during the month of
December will be eligible for a
special drawing. The prize is ,a
one month free membership to
Integras Wellness Center in
Marlanna. What a great way to
start off the New Year 20061
S The drawing will be held Jan.
Stop by the blood center in
larianna or give a pint at a
.printed online at www.covenan-
thospice.org / gardengala or pick
one up at 4440 Lafayette St.,
Suite C in Marianna. The dead-.
line to submit an artist applica-
tion is Dec. 30.
For details' about artist partic-
ipation, sponsorships or volun-
tier opportunities, call 482-8520
or Michelle Kimbrough at 557-
0655. You may also send
inquiries via email to garden
Clay Mary Park
of old bricks
Need to rid yourself of old
brick? Donate it to the Clay
Mary Park. Just call Geraldine
B. Sheard at 674-8683 or 674-
5548 and she will arrange to pick
it up. You may also drop it off at
the game of Clay Mary Park.
Your generosity is great appre-
ciated. No amount is too small or
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by Kelli Peacock
Meet David & Mitzy
i:- The holidays seem to bring out
the generous spirit, so I'm shar-
ing a story this weel about a
place that needs your help.
A few months back, I ran
across some information on a
children's home known as Casa
Hogar. Back in 2002, Bryan
Nurnberger, a recent college grad
from Connecticut was spending
the summer exploring the world
when he stumbled upon Casa
Hogar while driving through
Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-ha-ka),
Mexico. The folks there welcomed
him with open arms and,
although moved by their hospi-
tality, he was horrified by the
conditions of the orphanage.
With no government assis-
tance, providing enough food for
the 80 children who call Casa
Hogar home was a serious issue.
Funds were so limited, some of
the younger kids and mentally
handicapped children wore the
same diaper for a week.
Transporting the children to
school was also difficult due to
an unreliable bus that frequently
What was to be a brief stop at
the school during his vacation
turned into a two month mission
trip for Nurnberger. When he
returned to the states, the 24-
year-old formed a non-profit
organization to-help Casa Hogar..
The goal was clear and simple: to
'raise. the standard of Living.at
Caa "IH'oghr to an acceptable
For the past three years,
Nurnberger has been meeting
with churches, Rotary Clubs,
school groups, and anyone who
will listen, spreading the word
about the needs at Casa Hogar.
The organization he created,
known as Simply Smiles, pro-
vides anyone of any age an
opportunity to get involved. One
way to help is to sponsor a child
and I recently signed up to sup-
S port David, 9, and Mitzy, 6, who
are pictured above.
Chineteco Indians, both Mitzy,
and David were severely abused
by their 22-year-old single moth-,
er. The stress of abusive relation-
ships, the responsibtlty of hav-
ing two children when she was
alone and so young, and extreme
poverty, led their mom to con-
star.i? take her Irustrations out
physically on her children.
-e'l.ati,.es finlaily stepped d in and
hel[p:.-' to turn David a.nd Mitzv
over to Casa Hogar about a year
The transition to Casa Hogar
bas'notbeen easyfo r ti'zy -, at
times she is skittish, .nring, or
Sseemngy j j plain -cr-d. Yet
-er.a-i :.i Casa Hoar has great
hope -for arP. ^-r. ir;j 1 acceptance
an n t'.fri -. i. r:.r.. for inthe other
times, :ji), fi, already become
one .,r :" bright !i.i at Casa
HegarHuge smiles, little dances,
rsl;i.. .. from church, or.
just twirling and playing with the
other girls, Mitzy is a ball of
incredibly cute energy.
The abuse David experienced
left him nervous and defensive
around others, especially adults.
Dropped into a new life, David is
determined to adjust well and
bring his sister along with him.
David just exudes business and
it seems he has instantly earned
not only the friendship, but
respect of the other children at
Casa Hogar. Running, playing,
coloring, .climbing on the swing-
set, David is having a good time
and enjoying the relief of the
safety that Casa Hogar has pro-
vided for him. However, don't
think for even a minute that
David will let his guard down. It
is so clear that whatever he is
doing, he has the corner of his
eye on his little sister.
These are just two of the 80
plus and growing number of
children being blessed with a
new life at Casa Hogar. What I
like most about supporting these
children and the Simply Smiles
organization's efforts is the fact
that 98 percent of every penny
given goes directly to the orphan-
age to meet the needs of these
children. There aren't any high
paid executives at Simply Smiles;
just people who want to raise the
standard of living for these chil-
dren in need. Another thing that
has impressed me is the fact you
can go visit Casa Hogar at,.aiy
timen.and' ee for yourself what is
happening there. 'ou can alsc,
email "your children" each week,
send letters and packages, and
even a video message. What's
great is the orphanage will help
the children email y6u back and
send you back a photo or video of
your children opening the gifts or
cards you've sent them.
Go to www.simplysmiles.org to
find out how you can help and be
sure to check out the video. They
tell the story of the new bus
Nurnberger was able to provide
for the kids thanks to several
churches in Connecticut. There's
also an amazing Christmas video
from last year when the children
were treated to a meal at
McDonald's and returned back to
the orphanage to find new play-
ground equipment, as well as
toys and clothing for each child,
provided by Casa Hogar support-
With all the progress, there is
still much to be done. And
Simply Smiles' work at the
orphanage will not be complete
until the standard of living is at
an acceptable level. For details
aboul. spornsring a child or sup-
porting Casa Hogar in another
way, go to their website at
www.simplysmiles.org and click
ori "Sponsorship Program" then
click the yellow highlighted box
in the middle of the page that
reads, "Click Here To Meet All the
Children of Casa Hogar."
LIBERTY COUNTY HOSTED THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES
Saturday. Christmas on the Square was held on the courthouse lawn
with a variety of artists and crafters participating, At nightfall, colorful
floats and decorated cars made their way through downtown Bristol
,in the Christmas parade. In the top photo, the Bristol Youth Academy
float took first place honors. Members of VFW Post 12010 show their hol-
iday spirit in the bottom photo.
Cong. Boyd votes for
middle class tax relief
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-
North Florida) supported tax
relief for middle-class taxpayers
this week with the passage of the
Stealth Tax Relief Act (HR 4096).
Set to expire next year., the bill
includes i orne-\ve ftrix of the
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
to prevent tax increases on more
than 17 million middle-class
families next year.
"This legislation provides
much-needed tax relief to mid-
dle-class families who are work-
ing hard to make ends meet,"
said Congressman Boyd. "Due to
inflation, the number of taxpay-
ers that fall into the AMT group
is growing each year, and failure
to enact this legislation and
extend the exemption levels
would increase taxes on millions
of middle-class families. This is
simply unfair and not the pur-
pose of the AMT."
The AMT was created in 1969
to ensure that high-income indi-
viduals and corporations who
pay little to no taxes under the
regular system because of deduc-
tions, credits or other provisions
are taxed more fairly. Unlike the
regular tax, income levels subject
to the AMT are not indexed for
inflation. Therefore, if Congress
does not adjust the exemption
levels for inflation, a greater
number of people would become
eligible each year as incomes
grow and exceed these levels.
"While this bill gives middle-
class families a helping hand, it
is only a short-term solution to
the problem," Boyd stated. "It is
my hope that Congress will get
serious about budget reform in
the upcoming year and work to
enact comprehensive legislation
so we can fix the problem perma-
nently instead of continuing this
temporary band-aid strategy."
According to the Joint
Committee on Taxation (JCT),
while'fewer than 1 percent of tax-
payers were subjected to AMT
Letter to the Editor,
I saw on the news the other
night where a woman gave birth
in the Panama City jail. She was
jailed for owing $500.00 in BACK
Why is It that in Calhoun
County my daughter's husband
walked out on her and their 2
beautiful little girls and owes
$4,000.00 in child support and
"NOTHING IS DONE TO HIM
AND I MEAN NOTHING". The
judge told him he had to take
ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS-
ES but he didn't do it and what
was done to him "NOTHING".
I thought that when a judge
told you to do something you had
to do it, but that's not true in
Calhoun County. I also thought
we were under the same Florida
and State laws as Panama City.
Charles Grantham, Jr.
,before 2000, it is projected to
affect 29 million people-20% of
:all taxpayers-by 2010 without
Great Christmas POLICE FIRE
Ideas & Stocking \ SHERIFF ARMY
BORESIGHTER WE ALSO
ONE STOP CLOTHING
SHOPPING FOR & BOOTS FOR
THE ENTIRE FAMILY \ CHILDREN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
SMALL SCALE LAND USE MAP CHANGE
The Calhoun i1 z MO
County Local 36 P
WILUEOCARLTON VAN LEROP
and the Calhoun .ES JO01 A/,1 i
County Board of "
County a E _
Commissioners i .1
have scheduled "" T L1 4 ChA&I
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ST. JOE 1 M
regarding the o ono, N
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following Land r DEVELOPMENT
Use Change to
the Calhoun PROPOSED
S y! CHANGE
Land Use Map. ,',
Change approximately 140 acres located on Highway 73, approximately
mile South of the intersection of Highway 20 and 73, in Clarksville, from.
Agriculture to Mixed Use Rural Residential Land Use. The property isi
located in Sections 1, Township 1 South, Range 10 West.
The Calhoun County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on
the proposed Future Land Use Map Amendments on TUESDAY,
December 20, 2005, at 4:00 P.M., to consider recommendations to the
Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners regarding the
amendments. The 'Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Future Land Use Map Amendments,
on TUESDAY, December 20, 2005, at 5:00 P.M. in the Commission
Meeting Room of the County Courthouse to consider transmittal of the
proposed amendments to DCA. A copy of proposed amendment
applications may be inspected by the public at the Office of the Calhoun
County Building Department.
Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need
a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.,
Ruth Attaway, Clerk of Cour
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S over $3000
I .for Whitfield
I" A ". The results of the Deep Bog
Hole and the Bryan Whitfield
SDecember 11, 2005 at Tri-State
Off Road Park were as follows:
4 & 6 Cylinders
S1do .1st pl Johnny. Shadrick
2nd pl -Harry Goodwin
S3rd pl Steve Whitfield
i ii i"4thpl Randy O'Bryan
Street Legal Consistency
.l1st pl Randy O'Bryan
.. -2nd pl -Ann Wade
z3rd pl Steve Whitfield
MIN 4th pl Tommy Arnold
ist wp Gator Parker donat-.
2ind pli- Debbie Flowers
THE GREENHOUSE DANCERS FROM RIVERTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH in Blountstown hod donated innings
3rd p1 Plug
everyone moving at the, family Christmas production Saturday. The event, held after the 4th pl -Chad Flowers
Blountstown Christmas.parade, attracted, a crowd of nearly 300. The program featured music
and a hilarious play; The Greenhouse Theatre is open Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for stu- See BOG-IN, page 10
'dents in kindergarten through fifth grade accompanied by
an adult. For more information about The Greenhouse, go to
www.rivedrtownchurch.info or call RiverTown .Community
Church at 674-5747. ...,-..
John F. Bailey Rd.
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SHappy 3rd Birthday, lan!
Slan Joseph Milligan celebrated
iis third birthday on December 9.
an is the son of Joe and Kim
.lilllgan of Blountstown. His grand-
barents are Shorty Donaldson of
, lountstown. Claude and Evelyn
Reeves of Headland. AL. and
Regina Milligan of Waoerly. lowa
-an enjoys playing outside, watch-
ing Dora the Explorer and playing
Vith his five year old sister Annika.
He also likes fire trucks books,
$piderman and his dog. Sunny
t Happy Birthday laon, We loe
/ou very much! Daddy Mommv;
Annika, Josh, Kvndal. Riylea, G-
dtaddv; Grandaddv Claude.
SNoano, Grandma. and Sunny Dog
Happy "18th" Birthday,
Courtney Williams celebrated
his 18th birthday on Sunday.
December 1i th He is the son iof
Yolando Bess Chessman of
Blountstow..n Courtney is the
grandson of the late Hazel Bess
and Henr, and Cath., Bess of
Blountstown. Courtne, has a
younger brother Brancdon wNho', ill
also turn 18 ears old next ,ear
We lo',e \ouli
Bit A- t
Jessie James Brown
Chris and Melissa Brown of
Clarksville are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Jessie James Brown.
He was born August 17, 2005,
at .Tallahassee Memorial
Women's Pavilion and weighed
seven pounds and four ounces.'
Welcoming him home were his
two brothers. Chris and Tim
Brown. Maternal grandparents
are Jim and Edith Iilingsworth
of Blountstown. Paternal -grand-
,parents are Marion andc Jody
Brown of Shreveport. Louisiana.
- The County Record, DECEMBER 14, 2005, Page 6
Lady Tigers to host Altha Friday, 5p.m.
Record now at 2-3
BY COACH BILLY JONES
The BMS Varsity boys started
off their after the holiday season
with a win over Wewa, 37-18.
Jason Money led in scoring
with 16 pts, followed by Michael
Leonard with 8, Shurron Corker
with 6, and Jacob Wainwright
with 5. Our varsity squad really
played up to their potential mak-
ing key passes and shots, espe-
cially during the first quarter
with a quick 16-4 lead. This win
made them 3-2.
The J.V. upped their season to
5-0 with their 5th quarter wini,
.30-0. Everyone played well and
just about everyone scored the
same. Javon Mosley, Paul
Mosley, Charles Buggs, Nick
Martin, Marquel Thomas and
Trevor Engram all scored 4 pts.
Will Rogers, Jordan Sweinhart,
and Chris Wolfram, scored 2 pts.
The Varsity and J.V. contin-
The results of the Fast Track
Seventh on December 10, 2005 at
STri-State Off Road Park were as
4 & 6 Cylinders
1st pl Johnny Shadrick
2nd pl -Harry Goodwin
Street Legal Consistency
1st pl Kenny Clewis
2nd pl -Lucus Davis
3rd pl -GTWidner
4th pi Lance Carpenter
1st pl Don Fike
2nd pl Doug Crane
3rd plI- Johnny Shadrick
4th pl Harry Goodwin
1st pl Lucas Davis
2nd pl Kenny Cle\wis
ued their wins two weeks ago
with a Varsity score of 55-8 over
Apalachicola charter school and
our J.V. won their 5th Quarter
game 13-3. Shurron Corker led
the Varsity in scoring with 11
points followed by Spencer
Faircloth with 9, Brion Simmons
with 8, Michael Leonard with 6,
Stephan Jones with 5, Alex
Deason, Jonathan Sumner and
Jason Money all with 4, and 2
pts each from Princeton Grant
and Jacob Wainwright. This put
the Varsity record at 4-2.
The J.V. win had Paul Mosley
scoring 3 points followed by
Javon Mosley, Chris Wolfram,
Trevor Engram, Charles Buggs
and Roger Abbott all with 2
points each. This put them at 6-
0 on the season.
The BMS Varsity continued
their winning streak this past
week with their win over Liberty
County's Tolar on Tuesday and
3rd pl Josh Brown
4th pl -Patrick Haverty
1st pl Ken Fowler
2nd pl Adam Ake
3rd pl Scotty Bailey
4th pi -Lee Flowers
1st pl Ken Fowler
2nd pl Paul Herron
3rd pl Harry Goodwin
4th pl Adam Ake
Girls, 11 ,yrs & under -
Boys, 11 yrs & under Kevin
12 yrs & over Andrew Garrett
over Wewahitchka on Thursday.
They defeated Tolar by a score of
40-27. Shurron Coker led in
scoring with 9 points followed by
Brion Simmons with 8 and
Spencer Faircloth and Jason
Money with 7 apiece. Jacob
Wainwright added 5 more and
led in RB's.
The J.V. upped their record to
8-0 with .their incredible win of
1 52-26 over Tolar. Paul Mosley
led the J.V. with 21 points.
Charles Buggs, Roger Abbott and
Chris Wolfram added 9, 8, and 6
more. This J.V. team really has a
lot of talent and apparently it's
been tapped into offensively.
They really produce outstanding
"TEAM" play and defensively as
well as offensively.
The Varsity defeated
Wewahitchka on Thursday, 23-
21. After maintaining a 12-5
first quarter lead, our offensive
scoring dropped. We missed too
many easy shots around the goal
to maintain our comfortable lead.
,After a: L4-10 halftime we
dropped tq -J l8-16' nd ,of third
quarter. Brion Simmons came
up with a real good steal for a
quick lay-up that helped pre-
serve our lead. In the final 4 sec-
onds Wewa had an inbound pos-
session that was intercepted by
Jason Money to prevent an "OT"
or even a possible loss. Jacob
Wainwright played a great game
and led in RB's and scoring with
13 points. The Varsity is now 7-
2 on their season.
The J.V. had no trouble with
Wewa in their 24-1 win. They
continued to play very well as a
group. Roger Abbott led in scor-
ing with 8 points. Both Paul and
Javon Mosley added 7 more
each. The J.V. is, now 9-0.
BY COACH LINK BARBER
The Lady Tigers basketball team
lost 2 games this past week to drop
to 2 and 3 on the season.
In the first game, the Tigers were
defeated 37-27 by Grand Ridge. The
Tigers struggled the entire game
and just could not catch a break.
"It seemed as if there was a lid on
the goal we were shooting at. all
night," said Coach Barber. "No mat-
ter what we did we could not get the
ball in the hoop. We were 9 for 51
shooting from the floor and 6 for 23
from the free throw line. You can't
win shooting like that. Other than
not being able to score I thought we
played pretty good. Defensively we
played well and we had our lowest
amount of turnovers on the season
with only 12, If we can learn to pro-
tect the ball I feel the shoots will
eventually begin to fall for us:"
The second loss of the week came
in a district game to Sneads by a
score of 58-54 in overtime. The
Tigers fought back from a 13 point
deficient at halftime to send the
game to overtime. In overtime the
Pirates free throw shooting was just
too much for the Tigers to overcome.
"In the Sneads game, our girls
played beyond our 'expectations,"
Coach Barber remarked. "We played
well the first quarter and were in the
game but the second quarter turned
out to be a nightmare when we
could only score 2 points in the
entire 8 minutes. At halftime, trail-
ing 13 points, we were basically
wanting our girls not to give up. We
knew we could play better than
what we were playing. After half-
time the girls came out and score 37.
points in the remaining 2 quarters
to send the game into overtime. I
was excited about the way the girls
played the 2nd half and the energy
they showed. .With 14 seconds in
the game we had a lead and I should
have called a time out and settled
the girls down but I could tell the
Sneads was panicking and I didn't
want them to get a chance to
regroup. Looking back, that proba-
bly cost us the game. We threw,up
a wide shop shot when we should
have been holding on to the ball. If
we make it it's wonderful, if we miss
we're crazy. In overtime they got a
lead and we were forced into fouling.
The girls played very well and are
excited that we could come together
as a leam and cla\ our \\ay back
into a game against a very good
Sneads team. The most posilve part
about the game to me was it was a
team effort. We had 4 starters on
the bench in overtime that were
fouled out and we still found a way
to stay in the game. 'We also went
16 for 22 at the free throw line
which was a great improvement
from the night before."
Leading scorers for this past
week's games were:
Grand Ridge game Molly Fagen,
6, Ashley Gates, 6, Laura Kastli, 6,
Shannie Lockhart,' 3, Ellen
Williams, 2, Allison Jones, 2 and
Satyria Everett, 2.
Sneads game Molly Fagen, 17,
Ashley Gates, 10, Ellen Williams, 8,
Allison Jones, 6, Laura Kastli, 6,
Shannie Lockhart, 5, and Candace
The Lady Tigers went up against
Liberty County Tuesday (details
unavailable at press time). They'll
host Altha Friday at 5 p.m. and face
Wewa Monday in another home
game at 5:30 p.m., before taking a
break for the Christmas holidays.
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Members of the Blountstown Middle School junior varsity team remain undefeated.at 9-0. Team members
include (front row, from left) Marquel Thomas, Charles Buggs, Jordan Swelnhart, Jauan Mosley, Paul Mosley
(back row) Coach Billy Jones, Trevor Engram, Nick Martin, Roger Abbot, Chris Wolfman, and Clint Coley.
BMS J.V. Tigers are undefeated
Varsity improves to 7-2
S-rState Off Road
Fast Track results
The County Record, DECEMBER 14,2005, Page 7
Who says football is just for the boys?
Santana Lee first girl to
finish season, score TD
BY KELLI PEACOCK
Little girls are said to be made
Sof sugar and spice and every-
thing nice. Add a dash of deter-
mination, a few tablespoons of
spunk, and a cup of fearlessness
and you've got the makings of
eight-year-old Santana Lee.
Just as tough as any boy,
Santana nicknamed "Gopher" -
became the first girl in the histo-
Sry of Calhoun County's Youth
. Football League to complete the
Season. Lee wasn't the first girl to
Sever sign up for the league, mind
you, but she was the first to fin-
And another impressive stat
she's put in the record books:
becoming the first girl to score a
Touchdown on Bowles Field.
SThe daughter of Andrew "Pee
Wee" and Sandi Lee, Santana is a
third grader at Carr School. For
Sears. she's been keeping up
4 with her two brothers, Josh and
A Austin. Josh plays for the varsity
"Tigers and Santana proudly
'sports his former number 36 on
Sheer Teeny Mite Tiger jersey.
SSantana says she wanted to
Splay football last season, but her
Father couldn't stand the thought
'of his only daughter getting
-knocked around on the field. But
'when sign up time rolled around
:at the beginning of the school
,year. she was persistent. "I
aggravated him," she admits
';and. finally, he relented.
SLee :Lee Brown, Santana's
.'.coach, says she removed any
doubts he had about whether.
' girls could play the game of foot-
A ball with a bunch of guys. "Not
"'that I didn't want them there, I
Just didn't want them to, get
*,hurt." Coach Brown tells The
Altho's Lady Wilccat lifters re off to great stnrt thi 5,s eon i.. n itr g ,- vin o'.er rvil:rionna.
Lady lifters dfeat Marianna
County Record. "I told her, 'Baby
girl, there's going to be hitting.
you're out here with a bunch of
bovs.' and she told me from the
start not to treat her any differ-
ent. Never once did she com-
Her teammates, on the other
hand. weren't too.happy initially
to have a girl on their team.
"They were not nice." says
Santana. "I just ignored "em.'
But once they realized she was
serious about playing, they start-
ed treating her like one of: the
Coach Brown and his assis-
tants admired Santana's spirit
and looked for an opportunity to
allow her to score a touchdown
See SANTANA, page 10
The Altha Girls
Weightlifting Team defeated
Marianna High School by a
score of 50-32 on Monday,
The Wildcats won 6 out of
10 weight classes on their
way to the victory. Weight
class winners were: Courtney
Williams, Kathryn Nichols,
Ashley Adkins, Stephanie
Mayo, and Savannah Brooks.
The girls faced Bozeman on
Monday. December 12th.
Results from this meet will be
in next weeks paper.
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PIRATES TO-POUT rebound and snatched It out of the
december 6-The banner air to secure the Wildcats 35-32 win.
s' gym read "We hope Josh Mclntosh led all scorers with
,our tissues with you." 13 points along with 7 rebounds and
y had run out of tissues 3 steals. Corde Beauchamp chalked
so the junior varsity up 12 points as well as 3 steals and a
ught some with them rebound. Nic Chamberlain added 6
sly gave them to the points and was credited with 2
hey handed them a 39- blocks, a rebound and a steal. Both
uesday night. Juan Alejos and Ethan Bvler chipped
st time this season the in a field goal apiece
nd an opponent at hall- As a team the Cats made 12 out of
But they came out 22 field goal attempts (55"'.): Malone
third quarter putting up made 10 of 16 attempts 163'':,1 In the
nly 7 for Sneads. In the free throw department. the Wildcats
the Cats outscored sank 2 out of 6 attempts (.3.31)) while
Malone missed their only 2 attempts
ne the Wildcats spread From beyond the arc the Cats
wealth around. Both knocked down 3 out of 7 attempts
nd Nic Chamberlain led (43c'.) and Malone made 4 out of 9
10 points each. Alejos attempts (44''.)
t 4 for 4 from the field The Wildcats committed 15
rebounds and he had 5 turnovers while Malone had 16.
iberlain pumped in 5 of
.Corde Beauchamp WILDCATS MOVE TO 6-0 WITH
n 8 points, while shoot- SWEEP OF BOZEMAN
om the field. Also, he Southport. December 9-Any way
with 3 steals Josh you prepare and serve deer meet is
Liked up 7 points and he delicious.
iunds and 3 steals The Wildcats have found that to
el chipped in 4 points be true this season. For the second
d 4 boards. time in as many tries the Cats feast-
oring the Cats sank 16 ed on the Bucks with a 39-26 win
Id goal attempts (640:,) over Bozeman last Friday night.
made 10 out of 14 Jumping out to a 13-3 first quar-
i). From the free-throw ter lead enabled Coach Sidney
swished 8 of 6 attempts Granger to begin substituting and
heads only made 3 out of the Cats built a 25-9 halftime score
3.)). The Cats only con- At the end of three quarters It was
of 5 3-point attempts 32-18 mi favor of the Wildcats and,
Sneads made 3 out of they would add 7 more points in the
pts (60''). final period to Bozeman's S..
its forced 11 turnovers Josh Mclntosh led all scorers with
nmitting 6 themselves. 14 points. including 11 out of 8 from
the chanty stripe He had 6 steals
TS TOP TIGERS and a rebound. Nic Chamberlain
ember 8-Heart-pound- poured in S points and he had a
singing Fans cheering. blocked shot. Ethan Byler racked up
barely begin to describe 6 points along with 3 rebounds and a
ere in The Den last steal. Corde Beauchamp added 5
ht when the junior var- points and he had 2 rebounds. Juan
won a nail-biter over the Alejos chalked up 4 points along with
s. 35-32. 5 steals and 2 rebounds Tony
ok an 18-17 lead into Golden chipped In 2 points and he
m at halftime. The Cats was credited with a blocked shot and
lead at the end of the a rebound.
and both teams would As a team the Wildcats made 1 I
Sin the final period. out of 26 field goal attempts (42':',.)
under a minute in the and Bozeman connected on 10 out of
*r was when the stage 14 attempts (71'c'.) At the free throw
e breath-holding action. line the Cats were sizzling. knocking
a 33-32 lead with less down 17 out of 24 attempts (71%)
te to go. Malone took while Bozeman only made 3 oit.of 7
the ball but with a sti- attempts (-43'..). Both teams found
ense they threw the ball slim pickings from 3-point range.
. The Cats brought the The Cats were 1 out of 6 attempts
he court and Corde (17i.1 while Bozeman was 1" out,of 8
i'as fouled with 6.3 sec- attempts (1,3'".).
Having been given a 1-
hrow opportunity, he With the win the Wildcats posted a
e, line and bagged his6 6-0 record. This week they'll have
lis second shot caught two opportunities to add to that
rebounded by Malone., record. Yesterday. the Cats hosted
ch to the delight of the Bethlehem (details unavailable at
'd. Malone was whistled press time. This Friday you can
nation:. With this extra catch the Lady Cats in action at
3eauchamp found noth- Blountstown 'at 5:00 then travel
1 give the Cats' a 35-32 across the river to Liberty Cournti to
seconds on the clock. see the Junior varsity boys' game at
' Granger put his team 6:00 p.m.(CST) and the varsity at
ne end of the court to 7:30 p.m (CST). Next Tuesday all
3-point shot. Malone three teams travel to Gator country
)all down court and got to face Wewa. The Lady Cats get
nds of a player who had underway at 5:00 p.m., the JV's tip-
f 3 from beyond the arc. off Is scheduled at 6:00 lfni.. fol-
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CARR SCHOOL NEWS
Superintenrlent Mary Sue Neves read "The FcPola:r E::prec"' to Carr cooll first graders at their World
Reading Day celebration.
World Reading Day
The first graders at Carir "
School recently celebrated ,
World Reading Day. They
were joined by several guest
readers throughout the day.
The readers included
Rev. Philip Williams, Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Mrs. Lena
Smith. Mr. Randy McCroan,
Mr. Darryl Taylor, Jr., and
Mrs. Christina Morse. The
adults read a variety of sto'
ries and shared with the
students their reasons for
'choosing these particular t-%
The classes thoroughly Sgt. Ranr-id MCroarn of the Calhoun Countr Sneriff s Office read
enjoyed this special event! 'The Mouse Before Christmas" to Carr School first graders.
Chipola springregistration Jan. 3
Registration for the Spring from FSU. UWF and Troy on the Chipola Registration Office at
Semester at Chipola College is Chipola campus. 718-221.1, or visit Chipolatbn the
Jan. 3 for returning students For more information, call the web at www.chilpola.edu
and Jan. 4 for new students.
Classes begin Jan. 5.
Chipola's open-door policy
allows any student with a high
school diploma to enroll after
completing an application and
providing high school or'college
Chipola offers college credit
courses during the day and
evening, and also online and
through independent study. The
college awards the Associate in
Arts (AA) degree which guaran-
tees acceptance to Florida's pub-
lic universities. Chipola also
offers Bachelor's degree pro-
grams in Secondary Education
with majors in Mathematics or -
Science. Ctupola also offers sev- -
eral Associate in Science (AS)
programs. as well as a number of
Workforce Development pro-
grams which provide training for
high wage jobs.
Chipola's University Center ,
provides opportunities for stu- -
dents to pursue a number of -- -
bachelor's and graduate degrees .
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Blountstown FFA sweeps sub-district competition
First place in five events
On December 6, the
Blountstown FFA Chapter hosted
sub-district competitions, where'
Altha and Liberty County com-
There were six competitions:
Creed, dairy judging, extempora-
neous public speaking, parlia-
mentary procedure, public
speaking, and tractor driving.
Members of the Blountstown
FFA who competed and placed
Creed: 2nd place Kayla
Dairy Judging: 1st place -
Kim Clemons, J. Larin Brady,
Tayla Savell, and Travis Smith.
Speaking:, 1st place Nick
1st place Emily Davis, Lauren
Davis, Jacob Guilford, Daniel
Leonard, Hailey Moravek, and
Public Speaking: 1st place -
Tractor Driving: 1st place -
Blountstown FFA would like to
thank the many volunteers who
gave their time to help make sub-
Adult School Advisory Council
will meet Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
Calhoun County Adult School
will be having a School Advisory
Council meeting December 15, at
SThe meeting will be held at
17283 NW Charlie Johns Street,
Blountstown. (The brick building
across the street from the Tiger's
Den and Shiver's Florist.) The
public is invited to attend.
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....from Calhoun County Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway and Staff. Bottom.ro\%, I-r:
. Shelly Yon, Ruth Attaway and Wendy Doyal; standing, l-r Lori Flowers, Charlene
Honnen, Kathy Stewart, Janice Holley. Barbara McGill, Judy Baile\ and Greta Jenks.
Not pictured: Nona Borelli, Elaine Bender and Cassie Baggett.
The Calhoun County Clerk's Office Will Be Closed
Friday, December 23rd
Monday, December 26th
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The County Record, DECEMBER 7, 2005, Page 9
ATHA SCHOOl NEWS
SESSAY WINNERS: Altha 8th grade U.S, history teacher vaQggie Seweli (fdr left) is shown with her.students
.whd were the top five essay winners from their class in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay
Conte't They include Ernl/ Brooks, Brett ffo :l. Stephanie lMao Kondice Shelton, and Kayla Curran
.(not pictured), Brooks and Floyd will be receiving special awards from Chipola College.
'8th Grade Essay Contest
Mrs. Sewell's 8th grade U.S.
- history class. recently compet-
ed in the Daughters of the
American Revolution Essay
Contest. Twenty-three stu-
dents competed in the Chipola
chapter of the competition and
were judged by two anonry-
mous English teachers from
Altha high school.
The students had to write a
600-1000 word essay on the
prompt. 'Benjamin Franklin:
More Than a Revolutionary.'
The top five essay winners s
sent to Chipola were,. Emily
Brooks. Brett Floyd, Kayla
Currran. Kandice Shelton, and
Stepharde Mayo. Emily Brooks
and Brett Floyd will be receiv-
ing special awards from
Chipola within the next few
By: Sarah Shelton
ALTHA FFA MEMBERS COMPETED AT THE SUB-DISTRICT EVENT hosted
by Blountstown High last'Wednesday.Winners include (from left)
Katrina Messer (1st place, FFA Creed), Kyle McAlpii (2nd place,.
Prepared Public Speaking), Joy Capps (3rd place; Extemporaheous
Public Speaking), and John Mark Peacock (2nd place, Tractor
Operations). Altha FFA Advisor is Brian Kenyon.
wants a new Ferbie.
Mrs. Sonya' Capps is staying:
home, and like all beauty queens,
wants world peace.
Umair Farooqi is going to New
York City and is looking for a, mil-
lion dollars under his tree.
Amanda Senterfitt is staying at
the house and wishes this
Christmas for a visit from Hayden
And finally, our in
Georgia White, says
going to Aer nanny's
would like a 6'2" dar
doctor for Christmas.
BHS Exam Schedule
5th Period Exam,
6th Period Exam
7th Period Exam
Friday, December 16
1st Period Exam
2nd Period Exam
Monday, December 19
3rd Period Exam
4th Period Exam
Tuesday, December 20
Make-up Exam Day
Christmas Vacations & Wishes
For the past couple of weeks,
students at BHS have been anx-
iously anticipating the upcoming
Christmas Holidays. Some families
have travel plans, and some youth
just want to stay at home and
relax. Here is a sampling of what
our plans and wishes are for
Max Herndon .plans to go to
Grandma's house and wants a high
Kayla Arrant is heading to
Tennessee and is just happy to
spend time withher family.
Cappi Long wants a front clip
for his Blazer and to spend mord
time with his girlfriend.
Ryan Abbott is staying home
and wants a medium cheese pizza
with a Coke.
Autumn Veazey is going to her
sister's house and is hoping to get
Kimberly Clemons is going to
South Africa, and for a present, she
would like world peace.
Kristen Baker is going skiing
and wants items from Bath & Body
Dan Leonard is staying around
the house and wants to kill a 12
Jeffrey Stewart is just happy to
be out of school.
Staci Pittman is staying home in
order to meet her Christmas wish
guest Paul Walker.
Arris Cinuno is staying home
and wants Santa to give him
.Ashley Whitfield says that she is
going to enjoy Calhotun County and
hopes to get a new horse trailer.
Catie Proper plans on wrTestling
to open the' presents under the
,Tillman Morris is going to watch
the Gators and wants an XBOX
Caroline Van Lierop asks Santa
to bring her a DVD Camcorder and
is most likely staying home.
Mrs. Rhonda Marshall wants
hugs and kisses from her sweet
daughter Gracie and for her family
-to be healthy in 2006.
Mrs. Teresa Brantley-Curl
wants a new house, and if Santa
brings her one, that's where she'll
Haley Bozeman said that she
Following review visit by special committee ..
SChipola College president Dr.
SGene Prough on Tuesday. Dec. 6.
reported that the college has
been affirmed in good standing
With the Southern Association of
SColleges and Schools (SACSI. the
regional accrediting body which
ooversees all public community
colleges in the southeast. The
Decision was announced during
the Commission on Colleges
annual meeting in Atlanta.
"Clhipola College is a fine col-
*lege with an excellent reputa-
tion." said Prough. "I am so
:proud of the work our employees
put forth during this process. \We
Share very glad to moxe past this
f challenge as we focus our energy
on providing opportunities for
[ our students."
S A Special Committee visited
the college in September to e\val-
iuate the college's response to
fl xa1 ,
'ood standing with SACS
the college's bachelor's degree
programs in Secondary Math and
Science Education. Gail Hartzog,
Associate Dean of Development
and Planning, said the visiting
committee agreed that Chipola
College had responded appropri-
ately to all recommendations. In
the exit report. visiting members
stated. "Chipola College has a
rich history of senice as a Level I
institution to its service area and
enjoys a salutary allegiance from
internal constituencies of staff.
faculty'. and students and from
external constituencies of board
members and civic/communijt
Visiting members expressed
appreciation for "effective and
thorough preparation on the part
of the college. including the
informative documents, hospital-
ity and the open and candid
exchange experienced in the
The college was placed on pro-
bation by SACS after Chipola
officials reported state funding
for the Bachelor's degree pro-
gram in the amount of $1.2 mil-
lion, which had been promised
during the regular session of the
2003 Florida Legislature.
I Because of budget changes dur-
ing that year's special session,
Chipola's appropriation was cut
significantly. College officials
reported the shortfall to SACS
immediately, but the response
was deemed inadequate and the
college was placed on probation
for one year.
In December. 2004, SACS
issued several recommendations
for Chipola officials to address.,
For information about Chipola
College. visit \vwww.chipola.edu,
or phone 850-526-2761.
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The County Record, DECEMBER 14, 2005, Page 10
played defense the last three
Coach Brown says his most
memorable play of the season
involving Santana occurred in a
playoff game against
Chattahoochee. 'Their number
one running back was a big boy,"
he says. "I told her if he comes
around there, you hit him in the
mouth. He caught that pitch and
I thought, 'Np! He's going to her!'
I heard a roar and I just knew he
ran over her."
Coach Brown says he was
shocked when he realized what
39 & Up
1st pI Sonny Adams donat-
2nd pl'- Tim Wade donated
3rd pl Lee Shelton donated
4th pl -Heidi Fowler
4th pl Rick Rivera
1st pi -Spencer Little donat-
S ed winnings
2nd pi Jeffery Davis
David Gaston of Jerry Wilson
Roofing, Panama City donated
Trophies were donated by:
Kindel Trophy Center, Marianna.
Thanks to everyone who
donated time and money to the
Bryan Whitfield Benefit Bog-In:
workers, drivers, spectators,
radio stations, newspapers and
trophy center. Because of your
support we collected $3,181.00
for Bryan Whitfield.
Again, Thanks from manage-
ment of Tri- State Off Road Park.
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Dec. 5: Preston Eason, grand theft auto
Dec. 6: Raymond Cook, holding for Hillsborough.Co.; Mark Powell, holding for
Dec. 7: Andrew Mackendrick, possession of drug paraphernalia; Ray Wolkfork,
holding for Gulf Correctional Institution; JBssie Manning, violation of probation;
Mike Lucas, violation of state probation; James Branning, battery
Dec. 8: Jason Tucker, failure to appear in court; Arnold Jay Pitts, violation of state
probation: Charles Coxwell. violation of state probation
pec. 9: Ellis Morrow, violation of probation; Crystal Abernathey failure to appear
In court/wonhless checKs. Dennis Pittman, violation of state probatiorni.Winmohy-
Hagood, holding for St. Lucie Co. Sheriff's Office; Jason Gerz oanery Oils
Pennywell, Jr., driving while license suspended or revoked, resisting arreal nviih-
out violence, violation of state probation
Dec. 10: Anthony Hoover, taking deer at night with gun and light. taking deer out
of season; Allen O'Bryan, discharging firearm on posted right of way, taking deer
at night with gun and light; taking deer out of season; Anthony Scon Burgess.
felony driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of drug parapher-
nalia, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis; Raul Barragan, no valid
drivers license; Mark McGill, DUI refusal
Dec. 12: Tamayo Calvo Nene, no valid drivers license
SThe above individuals were booked into the Calhoun County Jail over the
Past week. Although they have been charged with a crime, they are consid-
ered innocent until proven guilty.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to incorrect information, Sherman Champion was
listed on last week's Sheriff's Log. The person actually arrested was
Timothy Champion. -
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
STEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN AND FOR
SCALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005-265-CA
The Bank, and The Bank,
as successor in interest to C & L Bank.
S Plaintiff, .
Hflda Faye Edenfleld, Glda Kaye Rackley Stewart,
S NOTICE OF SALE
.Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to an
O der .:r ..r .Ll.j agm eri ,.r,I eirni J in the above-
:a3pu:,.n, c i.ei i ll sel- l the pr..p:rin iluatedin
Cilhi..r. C'.:.i r.ni Fl:nd.jj ., crij--.c ib in a
W'e, I 2 o.f scuru. 34 T.:irTninp 1 North, Range
9 \'eti E .:i .1 arc R.:.a.d .i:N. 71, LESS the North
1 '2 .:' the N-',ithet I 4 Iofi Sction 34, Township
2 Nc.rth- R-i.ne 9 .%er .\L.50 LESS the right of
V 0 .tl il rin, rli in l Biountstown Railroad.
at public sale.,to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the Calhoun County Courthouse, in
Bl:unrLr.:.i, -alh.,lLnr C,*-unr, Florida, at 11:00
ia t ..r, Decermt.hr 2t ) '2)0 .
DATED thls'24th day:of November, 2005.
6.36 COMPLAINTS AGAIN T Er IF L:'T E
The Calhoun County :.:.:.l 3 :.j.r:! Ini ie- .:.:.n
structive criticism from. tlre pjrrni" rind ciliert i
of the District.
1. Any sufficient ci:.mpiun r, n:. :.:.-ereai
by Policy 6.35 (Discrimjnaliil.:rn inJ i-ari-menim
which alleges serious :hare; .n-ie jn :, crn:Oil
Board employee, shall b.: ri.i ':rr-.1 .lirc il':, o1 anl
investigated by the Sup rinr ,Ji. n,.
2. Any formal :.:.mpliri a'g'rain a. u-
employee that involves serlc.u,: :hie 'a- .h[lil t. In
writing and shall bear trc lt.nai.aru c.' tLh. p-r i r
filing the complaint.
3. If the problem Jrr-:: i.:.i tro l, ni' .
ous charge as specified Lr, Sut i.l.: ir. ii : j i_ 2i
then the Principal shall i..-.-:-rn- the .,prer.uri .:.r
.legal guardian(s) that ,-iud ri: ..riiin.r r.:tl:-cl:m
shall firstbe submitted ..i iQ : ai:cer I:, i.-k I.
solution. Such'problen:r mr\ then ti utri. iittd
, u.. .-_, _~, to the fill":, in. Friln-ipal
Superintendent and Scho.:. B-.:.ir.j
4. If the Superinneri.Jewriz 1r, eiuicrr
'or review confirms a cause i:- blUe.e tin, emil,:.,.
eep rTia bL _!ln ,:i .-1rnou mir-ndujb r'hr mITi,
result in u.pcFen:i-:.rn uir dlamirril nr,, re r,.il!
notify the mrrpi. le tr.n Lnunri \'ere iL:h1-.:.l
Boaid ac:i...n i- r-.'qulr-J tMe- resul. .1 thr
Supnrtr,ner enr t n. u.:.n and re::.rr rr n
uon hii b t- rep:,,rtn : the S h:o, l :--i jrJ I:,- Ir1
co:lnidCeriuJc :-n rirJ ,ll:Un
S,' ; RuthAttaway, 5. Ifa legally sulll[ nl ..oml-,lun,. I lle,1 J
Clerk of Court. against a certified memt.er .:. i.- irii-ruu..rn i:r
"' ;oti N e administrative staff, t-,e- ., Jp rr.i.r.l-nri ihill
Si within (30) days after ri.. ..L ch ...iln
L file a written copy of all Kr.i,.-n nl-,r, .:.;r. ,el
Si- ng to the complaint .. itr, t Dli. ,. ienl ':'i
PUBLIC AUCTION Education for investlga'.i:rn,
S Mallory Towing and Recovery will hold a public
adictioron December 16, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. (CT)
,1997 Chevy, S-10, Red in Color
Auction'will be held at Mallory Towing and
Recovery. Inc. at 18329 North Main Street, Hwy.
71 North in Blountstown.
Mallory Towing and Recovery reserves the right
to!reject any and all bids.
The Calhoun County School Board proposes
toi amend its policies for the Calhoun. County
SShqols as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
C LLHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
6. Failure of ar. ir. .ilajlx.r _iii.. ri: n l
to report to the Superirt.nrde.nri it .::mpiiri
is legally sufficient within I'.ria -,:,ir i4:mi no:.ur- i
obtaining that'knowledc'.: a., r-ult iin .Jir':ipli-
1001.41. 1012.22, 1012 23 F ,
1001.43. 1012.22, 101 -"-9. F
ECONOMIC IMPACT: 'lVjtL-Li
A hearing will be hel ...,i tn: a.t,-:,r amir.Jrnernr
in the Courthouse In Bl,:.uri.ri....'.- rln.:.jiJ l ir.,.
regular School Board rr,.-iujr-ic b,~_!rilC i 2 ,0.)
P.M., C.S.T. onTuesda; jinrijr, I- 2.,":'6
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all the fuss was about: Santana
had made the tackle. "She hit
him so hard it was like she
dropped a sack of taters," he
remarks. "All the fans from their
side figured out she was a girl
and they could not believe she
rocked his world."
By season's end, Santana had
earned the respect of everyone
that watched her play. "I told her,
'Don't you go off and get soft,
don't take ballet,'" says Coach
Brown, adding he'd have her on
his team any day. "She came out
as a little girl and she left as a
football player. That's all you can
expect out of any of them."
during the season. That chance
finally came in the game against
Port St. Joe. "We figured if she
didn't get touched, she'd make
it," Brown recalls, adding that, as
it turned out, "She caught it, ran
it, and made two tackles by big
boys to make the
touchdown...and it was about a
40 yard touchdown."
"It felt good," Santana says on
scoring her first touchdown. "I
Most of the season, she played
offense, but says, "I'd rather play
defense because I get to hit. I
Members of the Florida
Highway Patrol, Panama City
district/sub-district of Troop A,
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points this month at several loca-
tions in Calhoun County.
Checkpoint spots include:
SR 71 near John Bailey
SR 71 near CR 275
SR 69 near CR 274
11th Street near SR 20
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CR 274 near Chipola River
SR 71 near CR 274
SR 71 near Trailer City
SR 71 near Chipola Street
CR 274 near CR 167
SR 73 near CR 287
The Patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license laws of
Florida, ensuring the protection
of all motorists.
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daughter, Cheryl Stiles of Taylor,
Texas; one sister, Flora Mae
Childers of San Antonio, Texas;
four grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; and special
friends, Buddy Dickerson, Mary
Williams, Brandice Kitchen and
I I rv Vincent.
Funeral services were held at
3:00 PM Tuesday, December 13,
from the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel with military honors.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements, ph.
67.1 5-i14-l or online at
This group of men from Page Pond Assembly of God Church in Altha
recently returned from a mission trip to Hungary.
Page Pond men return
from mission to Hungary
The pastor and board mem-
bers of Page Pond Assembly of
God Church in Altha, along with
Clint Hatcher from Marianna
First Baptist, returned from a
mission trip to Varparota,
Melody Jones tells about a
small boy and his mother who
were shopping together in a large
department, store. Somehow, in:.
the course of'the morning they
"-became separated from each
ohierand the boy realized he was
lost in the crowd. He tried in
vain to fight back the tears but
was unable to do so and soon
was sobbing brokenheartedly.
He ran up and down the aisles of
the huge store, calling "Mommy!
Mommy! Where are you?"
Suddenly, over the store loud-
speaker he heard a familiar
"Jimmy," the voice said, every-
thing is all right. this is your
mom. I'm at the service desk and
I am waiting for you. Stop right
where you are. Wait until one of
the clerks finds you, and she will
bring you-to me."
Inimediately upon hearing his
mother's voice, Jimmy became
quiet and d od \ern still., Soon
he was in his mother's arms,
weeping again, this time in hap-
piness and relief.
Just one voice. This hat is wheat
he heard in the midst of the hur-
rying busy crowd. One voice
stood out from all the others.
That voice comforted him and
gave him directions to safety.
; Should we not also listen to
one voice. and.only one voice?
The voice of our God gives the
J only direction to which you and I
should pay attention. The Lord
had a very good reason for for-
bidding Israel to listen to those
who practiced witchcraft and all
other sorceries. Ho* could they
clearly hear and understand His
voice il they were listening to the
other detestable voices of that
Let us listen closely today to
the one and only voice of our
Lord and our God.
Hungary on October 1.
Varparota is about 100 miles
southwest of Budapest. During
the trip, the men assisted in the
building of a new church that
will replace a rented building the
people are now occupying. It is
interesting that the new church
will be almost 100% concrete and
block. The wiring is inserted into
chiseled out trenches in the
block walls, then it will be cov-
ered with one-half inch stucco.
The church will be heated by
hundreds of feet of hot water
tubing laid beneath the concrete
Even though the work was
hard, the men thoroughly
enjoyed working together with
the pepple_.of VarpaLo ta, on Lhe
project. There was no shortage
of home-cooked food on the job-
site and the men enjoyed first
class accommodations at the
hotels in which they stayed.
Plans are now being consid-
ered for future missions endeav-
ors to other foreign countries.
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host 'Christmas Story' celebrates Jesus' birth
WILIAM "BILL" JONES, JR.
Mr, Willim aill' Jones, Jr.,
65, of Blountstown, passed away
..'1:1 ., i, morning, December 10,
2005, at his home,
Sr, Jones was born in West
MoxO, LutListana, and had lived
inoa 't. -.. .. t for (lit past
15i v ~. He was of the Baptist
t and w as a veteran of' the
Korean War, o\i:' i in the US
N as a Sea-Bee,
Surviators iIlude his best
:'.,:i: and companion for over 2 1
years, :.indr.i Hoffmaster of
3! .t::t '.'v:i, one son, Rick El1i-i
of Elmore City, Oldahoma; one
Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church located on
Highway 69 North commonly
known as Nettle Ridge is cele-
brating Christ's birthday
December 18th at 5:00 p.m. with
refreshments being served imme-
diately following the program.
Everyone is welcome to come and
help us, celebrate this special
occasion. For more information
Nativity on display at
Saturday, December 3rd,
Allen Mayo, Kevin Holliday, Vern
Reynolds, Lewis and Marjorie
Bullard were very busy at the
church with hammers and post-
hole diggers putting the
Christmas Nativity up. Please
drive by and see it on Evans
Street, next to Peavy Funeral
We cofitinue to celebrate
Advent. As we lit our Advent can-
dles, we remembered and
claimed the gift of hope which
God alone can give, the gift of
peace and the gift of love as the
comer to us in Jesus Christ, and
,.Jazz MONDAY, NOON:
Chipola College's award-win-
ning Show Choir will present
Jazzmatazz 2006: Design of the
Decades in the Chipola Theatre,
Jan. 12, 13, and 14, 2006, at 7
The high energy show will fea-
ture musical highlights from the
50's to the present.
Jazzmatazz tickets make great
stocking stuffers if you hurry.
The college is closed for the holi-
days Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.
Tickets for this annual show'
are available from Show, Choir
members beginning Dec. 1.
Tickets also are available at 718-
2277 or 718-2301.
SB I TO A
on Sunday, December 18th,
Allen, Belinda and Emily Mayo
and Billy anrd Betty Mercer will
be lighting the fourth candle to
remind us of th4 joy which was in
the air that night as the shep-
herds went to see the newborn
The Christmas Joy Offering
will be received on Sunday,
December 18. This offering ofi
the General Assembly of their
Presbyterian Church is divided.
equally between the Board of
Pensions to offer supplement.
Te jift of
Abe Springs Pentecostal
Holiness Church warmly invites
everyone to their Christmas
Program, "A Christmas Story",
Friday, December 16th, at 6:00
The church is located at
12579 SE CR 275, 3.5 miles off
SR 20 West. There will be
refreshments served after the
program. Let's keep Christ in
For more information call 762-
2292 or 674-7906.
Altha First Baptist
musicals on Sunday
The Altha First Baptist
Church invites you to celebrate
the Lord Jesus Christ with them
this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. as our
Sanctuary Choir presents their
Christmas musical, The Gift
That same evening at 6;00 our
Children's Choir will present
their musical, The Bethlehem
Project, followed by a chili sup-
The Altha First Baptist
Church is located at 15660 NW
Chipola Street in Altha.
4 ww AL Mp
and Liberty County
for over 30 years.
A Tradition of Caring
-.- Church Directory
For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 i
Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-7525
Pastor: Rev. Dave Odum
Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service...11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM
"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"
REJOICE! RENEW! REACH OUT!
SBlountstown United Methodist Church
A Place Where We,
REJOICE in God's Grace, RENEW our hearts in God's Love and
REACH OUT following the example of Christ
20500 Central Ave. West
STEVEN D. WARREN, PASTOR
J\ Assembly of God Church
Pastor, Charles Royals
Sunday Services Hwy. 20 West
Sunday School..,9:45 AM 13th Street
Morning Worship...1ll:00 AM
Evening Worship..5:00 PM Blountstown, FL
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM 850-6744331'
For information on listing
your church in this
directory, please contact
The County Record
SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
i 15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
Sunday School 10:00 AM
Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
kidz Sunday School
and Church 10AM-12Noon,
Bible Study 7:00 PM
Kidz r. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
St. Mary Missionary
16345 SE River Street. Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON. PASTOR
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM.
Meaningful Bible Study.......:..............9:45 AM
.ExcitingWorship................................ 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship.........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM,',
S Pastor Tom Stallworth
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping'people follow in the footsteps of Christ
coMMuNI V 8:00AM & 10:30 PM
19359 SR 71 North, Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-5747 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and discover the greatest gift from the
greatest giver: our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
and His birth with us this Christmas.
Gateway Baptist Church
Pastor: Rev. Dave J. Odum
17667 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL
At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is
Somebody and Jesus Christ Is Lord
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Firefighters offer tips on heaters, Christmas trees
Stay safe this holiday season
Blountstown and West Side
volunteer firefighters recently
responded to a fire at a home in
Hugh Creek that was caused by
an improperly installed wood
heater. With that in mind, as well
as the fact the Christmas holi-
days are underway, firefighters
are offering the following safety
Home Heaters- Space
Home heating equipment was
involved in an estimated 45,500
home structure fires in 2002,
causing some 220 deaths.
Stovepipes and chimneys
According to NFPA 211, clear-
S ances between the stovepipe that
S connects the stove to the chim-
S ney and combustible materials
are equally important.
Unprotected walls and ceilings
need at least 18 inches (46 cen-
timeters) clearance from the
stovepipe, which should be as
short as possible. Stovepipe sec-
tions should be securely fastened
, together by screws, and the
crimped ends of the pipe should
Chimneys should be inspected
regularly for creosote buildup.
NFPA suggests allowing no more
than 1/4 inch (0.6 centimeters)
of creosote to build up before
cleaning. Using your fireplace
two to three times a week during
the winter may result in a 1/4 -
inch (0.6-centimeter) accumula-
tion every two years.
If a chimney fire does occur,
call the fire department immedi-
ately and get everyone out of the
house. You can try to put a small
fire out yourself, but it is best to
leave it to the firefighters. If you
do try to put it out on your own,
however, directing the fire extin-
guisher discharge up the chim-
ney and then closing the damper
can be effective. After a chimney
fire, be sure to have the chimney
or stove inspected for damage
before using it-again.
Any type of heating equipment
can be used safely if you follow
these rules and recommenda-
tions from NFPA:
When buying a new unit,
make sure that a qualified tech-
niciai installs it or checks it to
see that it has been installed
BY JESSIE M. EHRICH
Chamber Staff Assistant
Membership Meeting Cancelled
Don t forget that the Chamber's
Regular Membership Meeting on
Thursday;, December 15, is can-
celled due to the holiday festiities.
Opportunity Florida On-Line
Ui you ha-e not completed either
of the two on-line surveys, for
Opportunity Florida's Broadband
Feasibility Study, please do; Rick
Marcum, Executive Director of
Opportunity Florida, advises that
he needs a certain threshold of
survey responses to be eligible for
USDA RUS funds. Rick's agency is
in the midst of a Broadband
Feasibility Study that is funded by
Workforce Florida. The majority of
people in this 8-county district,
that Opportunity Florida covers,
has a problem attaining high-speed
Internet. Please go to the following
URL address. and complete one of
the two surveys (business or citi-
zen) as soon as possible:
Thanks on the Christmas
The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce would like to thank
everyone who made this year's
"Rivertown" Christmas. Parades
possible. The Chamber received 54
entries for the Blountstown
Parade. and Altha Town Hall
reports receipt of around 15 to 17
Quarterly Visitors Guide
The deadline to submit informa-
tion for the next Quarterly Calhoun
County Visitors Guide, published
by :Jackson County News, is
December 16th. Please contact the
Chamber for details at (850) 674-
Livable Communities Workshops
Florida Main Street advises that
the Florida Department of
Transportation and the Florida
State University Department of
Urban and Regional Planning will
once again be hosting a series of
FREE, one-day Livable
The workshops will discuss sus-
tainable, livable communities and
explore Transportation's Role in
Building Livable Communities
framed through the Florida
Have a professional inspect
the chimney, chimney connector,
and other related equipment'of
wood or coal stoves and fire-
places every year, and have them
cleaned as often as the inspec-
Keep space heaters at least 3
feet (1 meter) away from com-
Fuel portable kerosene
heaters in a well-ventilated area
away from flames, such as pilot
lights, and other heat sources,
and only when the device has
cooled completely. Use only the
type of kerosene specified by the
manufacturer, and never use
gasoline. Use portable kerosene
heaters only if they are legal in
When turning a heating
device on or off, follow the manu-
facturer's instructions. When
buying heaters, choose devices
with automatic shut-off features.
Make sure any gas-fueled
heating device is adequately ven-.
tilated. Unventilated gas space
heaters in bedrooms and bath-
rooms must be small and well-
mounted. Never use liquefied
petroleum gas heaters with self-
contained-, fueh supplies in the
hom'iTurn portable spae h, ,
Turn portable space heaters
Context Sensitive Design
Approach. These FREE Workshops
are geared toward design, planning
and engineering professionals,
elected officials., developers, law
enforcement, health-related profes-
sionals, advocates, and anyone
else with a stake in our built envi-
Fort Walton, Beach January 20
Sarasota February 3
Orlando February 10
Marco Island June 26
Jacksonville August 8
The workshops will offer techni-
cal knowledge, principles, practices
and strategies, and Florida-based
case studies that will provide the
information necessary to create
visionary, workable and practical
plans leading to, safer, more sus-
tainable neighborhoods, villages,
towns, cities and transportation
projects and systems.
off every time you leave a room or
go to bed.
Allow ashes to cool before
disposing of them in a metal con-
Christmas Tree Fires
Christmas trees were the
items first ignited in an estimat-
ed average of 310 reported U.S
home structure fires per year in
1999-2002. These fires caused
an average of 14 civilian deaths,
40 civilian injuries, and $16.2
million in direct property damage
per year. These statistics include
both real and artificial trees.
When decorating Christmas
trees, always use safe tree lights.
(Some lights are designed only
for indoor or outdoor use, but not
both.) Larger tree lights should
also have some type of reflector
rather than a bare bulb and all
lights should be listed by a test-
Never use electric lights on a
Follow the manufacturer's
instructions on how to use tree
lights. Any string of lights with
worn, frayed or broken cords or
loose bulb conneciUons. should
not be used.
Additionally, certified planners and
engineers are eligible for
Continuing Education Credits, and
the opportunity for certified land-
scape architects to receive credits
is currently under review.
For further information, please
Graduate Research Assistant
Florida State University
Department of Urban and Regional
If Chamber members are inter-
ested in this type of workshop as a
training opportunity, please let the
Chamber know as soon as possi-
ble. We will contact Florida Main
Street to make arrangements
(Plans may also develop for a work-
shop in nearby Tallahassee or
Brooke Insurance & Financial Services
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Check your strands of lights
to determine the number of
strands that may be connected.
Connect no more than three
strands of push-in bulbs and a
maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-
Always unplug Christmas
tree lights before leaving home or
going to bed.
Bring outdoor electrical
lights inside after the holidays to
prevent hazards and extend their
Never use lit candles to dec-
orate a tree, and place them well
away from tree branches.
Try to keep live trees as
moist as possible by giving them
plenty of water daily. Do not pur-
chase a tree that is dry or drop-
When purchasing a live or
cut tree, check for fresh, green
Choose a sturdy tree stand
designed not to tip over.
When purchasing an artifi-
cial tree, be sure it is labeled as
Children are fascinated with
Christmas trees. Keep a watchful
eye on them when around the
tree atd do not let them play
with the wiring or lights.
Store matches and lighters
up high, out of the reach of chil-
dreri, preferably in a locked cabi-
*Make sure the tree is at least
three feet away from any heat
source, such as fireplaces and
radiators. Try to position the tree
near an outlet so that cords are
not running long distances. Do
not place the tree where it may
SSafely dispose of the tree
when it begins dropping needles.
Dried-out trees are highly flam-
mable and should not-be left in a
house or garage, or placed
against the house.
All statistics courtesy of NFPA.
More Info can be found at
The Blountstown Fire
Department has free smoke
detectors available for city resi-
dents and a firefighter will even
install them for you. Contact Fire
Chief Ben Hall at 674-4988 if you
are in need of a smoke detector.
We'd Like to Wish Everyone A Very Safe and
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
We Will Be Closed on Monday,
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Forward to Seeing You Again Soon
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: CARS & TRUCKS
S1986 Mercury Marquis, new tires,
Good condition, new brakes and muffler.
$1500, Call 674-4633,
1988 Bronco, 4 WD, guaranteed in
excellent condition, 4 new tires, good on
gas, $1,000. Call 762-9629.
1998 Ford F-150, V-6, auto, short-bed,
|reen/beige, premium wheels, 85,000
tiles. Nice clean truck! $4,995.00. Call
374-6490 or 209-4070, ask for Sonny.
Can assist low income seniors
(55 and over) get on the path to
full or part time employment.
Contact Phyllis at 850-926-3561
for an appointment
Mon., Wed., Fri.
Mechanic experience helpful.
Position located in Sneads.
Send resume to
West Florida Electric
Attn: Personnel Department, P.O.
Box 127, Graceville, FL 32440,
Drug Free Workplace & Equal
Dec. 14. 2005
US Forest Service needs
senior for 4 field positions,
working outdoors with other
seniors. These are part
time jobbs for seniors 55 or
over who meet -:
Co-oatac Phylli s.
Basic Law Enforcement
& Crossover from
SCorrections to ,
Academies Start: Jan. 26,2006
Application Deadline: Jan. 9,2006
AL & GA residence
NO out ofstate tuition
Call (850) 718-2479 or (850) 718-2286
1997 Isuzu Rodeo, red & black paint,
good condition, low mileage, fully
equipped, very good first vehicle. Call
days, 674-1044 or 850-209-9654.
2001 Ford Escort, clean, great condi-
tion, K/E, CD, A/C, 5 spd., 30 to 35 mpg.
$5,500. Call 421-5955 or 251-7051.
Drivers with C.D.L.
Class A or B
Must be Insurable
Please Apply at:
15888 SW Silas Green Road
Please Call Billy Rogers
With Any Questions at
Is looking for
for our gulf coast
Fax Resume to:
Movie Gallery now accepting
applications and resumes
from highly energized,
motivated individuals to fill
management positions at
local store. If you love
movies and have great
customer service skills please
apply at store or email
For more information contact
District Manager at
1-800-239-1949 ext. 38020
1992 Mazda 929, leather seats, runs
good. Call 674-9751.
1991 Mazda 929, leather interior, elec-
tric seats & windows, auto steering, auto
seat belts, $1900. Call 674-8094.
RV lots for rent. RV campers for sale,
lease. $75 and $85 weekly. 2 locations.
2 bdr trailers., semi-furnished, no pets.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most util-
ities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when avail-
able. Call 674-4011.
Wiggles car, excellent condition, jog-
ging stroller, umbrella stroller, Christmas
decorations, wreaths, houses, etc. Call
Happy Jack Kennel Dip II: treats
fleas, ticks, mange, stop scratching &
gnawing without steroids. Contains NO
solvent. Biodegradable! ALTHA FARM-
ERS COOP, 762-8749. www.happyjack-
Nokia Tracfone, like new, with 220 pre-
paid minutes. No contract cell phone:
Paid $149 for 300 minutes plus $35 for
Nokia phone, have 220 minutes left on
phone. Will sell entire package for $100.
Call 674-2208, leave message.
Baby items Full size crib, like new,
$50; portable playpen has night light,
plays music and vibrates, has changing
table and bassinet that attach to playpen.
All folds up and fits into carrying case.
Brand new, never used, $50; Deluxe
jumperoo bouncey.seat, plays music and
lights up, toys attached, 4 height adjust-
ments, paid $60, asking $15. Call 674-
8954 after 1:00 p.m,.
$275 BRAND NEW KING
PILLOWTOP SET Factory sealed w/war-
ranty. Can deliver. 850-545-7112.
6 PC. BEDROOM SET Brand new
sleigh, bed, dresser mirror, and night-
stand, $575, still ooxed, can deliver. 850-
BED, a sleigh bed including head-
board, footboard & rails. NEW in box,
only $275. Call 850-222-7783.
BED-DOUBLE QUEEN PILLOWTOP
SET New in plastic with warranty. $165,
can deliver. 850-425-8374.
Bedroom ALL NEW 7 PC set; All
dovetailed, all wood-still boxed. Retail
$4K, must sell $1500, can deliver. 850-
CHAIR / LOVESEAT / SOFA $650 -
NEW Micro fiber upholstery, hardwood
frame & warranty, unopened. 850-545-
DINING, A CHARMING NEW oak table
w/in lay, ball & claw feet, leaf, 2 arm
chairs, 4 side chairs, hutch/ buffet $4500
sug. list, sacrifice $1900. 850-222-2113.
DINING ROOM Brand new cherry
table w/leaf, 6 chairs & lighted china cab-
inet. Still boxed. $900. Can deliver.
LEATHER Sofa, Loveseat & Chair still
wrapped: Retail $3400, sell brand new
with warranty $1250. 850-425-8374.
MATTRESS New full set in plastic with
warranty, $120,. 850-222-9879.
1992 Bayport Rockwood motor home,
less than 38,000 miles, like new condi-
tion. $24,000 firm. Call 762-8722.
(3) Christmas outfits for infants. Two
boys, one girl. Petit Ami and Starting Out
brands, new with tags; Uniforms for
Victory Christian Academy for 4/5 year
old girl. Call 674-3859.
Gateway Media Center PC with many
accessories, Photo Shop, Joystick, 4
mos. old, 3 year service plan, $1500 firm.
Call for more details 762-2528.
(3) beautiful prom/pageant dresses.
Two fully beaded (one teal green and one
fuschia) and one with beaded bodice and
full skirt (yellow)..All sized small. Call
674-1946, 447-1350 or 674-3859.
Wrought iron-and cherry wood bunk
beds with mattresses. $150. Call 674-
The new Oxford Annotated Bible with
the apocrypha, an ecumenical study
Bible. Completely revised and enlarged.
$20.00. Call 674-8357.
Free kitten, wormed and litter trained,
good companion. Call 592-5139, leave
Free to good home male black Lab,
6-12 months old, great with kids, very
affectionate, recently found in city of
Blountstown. Male chocolate Lab/Bird
Dog, 2-3 years old, seems to be a trained
bird dog, points, also good with.kids and
lovable, recently found in the Scotts Ferry
area. Either would make a good fami-
ly/hunting dog. Call 674-4720, leave
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Adorable sweet kitten. Free to a good
home. Approx. 11-12 wks old, gray and
white male. He is flea-free and litter box
trained. Just in time for Christmas! Call
674-1077 and leave message.
Yard work/maintenance. 1.5 acres
needs maintenance and minor landscap-
ing. Must have your own'equipment, etc.
Earn extra Christmas $$!I Call 674-2909.
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!!
NO experience required. Werner
Enterprises has immediate openings for
entry-level semi drivers. Our avg. drivers
earn more than $36K first year. 60% of
our drivers get home nightly/weekly. 15-
day CDL training available in your area.
Call today 1-866-280-5309.
LOST & FOUND
Lost brurn Boxer bulldog, lais seen on
Hentz Ave on Sunday Reward offered.
1970 New Moon mobile home for sale.
12' x 40', $800.00. Must be moved.
Located in Blountstown. Call 850-674-
3502, leave message.
PETS FOR SALE
AKC. reg. Golden Retriever pup, price.
neg. Call 674-5051.
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(9) Pit Bull puppies, born Nov. 10th. 5
males, 4 females. Mother and father on
premises, $100 each. No papers Ready
in time for Christmas. Call 237-2040.
Land for Sale Hwy. 69-A road
frontage. Parcel 1 -nineteen acres (mol)
- $129,000; Parcel 2 nineteen acres
(mol) $89,000.00: Call Shalene at (850)
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