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BY KELLI PEACOCK
Farron Smith of Altha is
recovering after crashing on his
motorcycle in front of the Altha
Post Office last Thursday after-
Smith, 40, was reportedly
northbound on SR 71 when
the accident occurred. "He
thinks he was going about 45
mph when he downshifted and
it got away from him," his sis-
ter, Gina Smith, tells The
County Record. During the
wreck, he landed in the oppo-
site lane. "Thank God nothing
was in front of or behind him,"
his sister adds.
Smith was flown to
Hospital where he underwent
gall bladder surgery Friday.
His injuries include fractures to
his left hand and foot, along
with road rash. He was sched-
uled to come home on Tuesday.
:Smith was not wearing a
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008 M 101st Year, No. 46 E BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 E 50 CENTS (Including Tax)
Calhoun schools make
the state's honor roll
BY KELLI PEACOCK
Reports cards are in and
Calhoun County schools have
made the honor roll!
"I am humbled, thrilled, and
proud of our school district's
FCAT scores. This is the first
time our school district has had
four schools to make an "A" and
one school to make a "B" grade
on the FCAT," says School
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves. "I would like to person-
ally congratulate and thank
every student, teacher, support
staff, and administrator for
their hard work and commit-
ment to excellence!"
Blountstown High School
improved from a "D" last year
to 'a "B" (just 20-points shy of
an "A"). Blountstown Middle.
School went from a "C" in
2007 to an "A". Carr School,
Altha School, and Blountstown
Elementary School all main-
tained an "A".
Over in Liberty County,
LCHS remained a "C", Tolar
K-8 improved from a "C" to an
"A', and Hosford Elementary
and Junior High dropped from
an "A" to a "C".
"Congratulations to our stu-
dents, parents, teachers and
principals for gaining ground in
student achievement and learn-
ing," Governor Charlie Crist
says. "While we are proud of
the success we have gained, we
pledge to continue working to
make improvements and lift up
our struggling schools."
According to the Florida
Department of Education, of
Florida's 2,889 graded public
schools earning "A" through "F"
grades this year:
. V 1,583 earned an "A" (55
percent), an increase of 100
schools compared to last year.
V $42 earned a "B" (19 per-
cent), an increase of 73 schools
compared to last year.
V 565 earned a "C" (20,per-
cent), a decrease of 22 schools
compared to last year.
V 154 earned a "D" (5 per-
cent), a decrease, of 62 schools
compared to last year.
V 45 earned an "F" (2 per-
cent), a decrease of 38 schools
compared to last year.
"The school grades this year
indicate that Florida's teachers
and schools are goirig above
and beyond to meet the needs
of their students," says
Education Commissioner Eric
J. Smith. "I commend them on
such excellent work, and thank
them ior their continued efforts
to provide quality learrnng
environments that enable our
children to succeed."
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After 35 years of service to the Blountstown Police Department, Myrtice Faircloth is preparing to make her last call as a dis-
patcher July 30. The Blountstown City Council surprised her with a special award during last Tuesday nights Council meeting.
In attendance were former mayors Laddie Williams, Dr. Finlay Corbin, and her husband, who was also former mayor and a
longtime police officer, Archie Faircloth, along with Winston Deason, a former mayor and now the new mayor, who also
worked with Myrtice for decades when he was police chief. Myrtice first began dispatching for the police, fire, and city utilities
from her home back in 1973, initially all night, every night during the week, and then entire weekends including holidays.
All the while, she served as a wife, mother to four and cared for her grandmother. Myrtice is shown with Council members,
former mayors, and Chief Glenn Kimbrel as she holds the proclamation designating July 31 as Myrtice Faircloth Day.
& Man held on $325k
bond after drug bust
LITTLE HELPER: Two-year-old Audrey was one of the young-
sters who were lending a hand at the Pioneer Settlement last
week. For more on their volunteer efforts, turn to page 3.
BY KELLI PEACOCK
A Bristol man remains in
custody at the Liberty County
Jail on $325,000 bond after a
drug raid at his home last
Santiago Trejo has been
charged with possession and
sale of both methamphetamine
and cocaine, along with posses-
sion of a firearm during the
commission of a felony.
According to the Liberty
County Sheriff's Office, in
response to reports of illegal
drug sales from Trejo's Merrit
Road residence, the Calhoun-
Liberty Dru Task Force served
a search warrant on the home
and discovered meth, cocaine, a
firearm, scales, and drug para-
phernalia, along with $2330 in
cash. Marked money from
undercover buys conducted by
the Liberty County Sheriff's
Office was also discovered.
Former mayor and longtime
Blountstown Police Chief
Winston Deason is back at City
Hall. Deason was sworn in last
Tuesday night after running
unopposed as mayor. The
Council voted to administer the
oath of office now, rather than
January, due to the vacancy
create by the death of Mayor
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The County Record, JULY 16, 2008, Page 2
-TRANSFORMING LIVES ONE STEP AT A TIME-
ABOVE: The first four grad-
uates of the Liberty County
Jail's Celebrate Recovery
program include (from left)
Conley Burke, Ben
Williams, Troy Phillips, and
LEFT: You'd never guess it
to look at her, but Francine
Fisher is a recovered meth
addict. Several years after
going through rehab.and
embarking on a' successful
career, she and her hus-
band, Bill, have founded
Southern Cross Outreach
and are leading the
Celebrate Recovery program
in our area. In addition to
being offered at the jail, the
program is now at
Church in Blountstown.
BY KELLI PEACOCK
The Liberty County
Sheriff's Office is making histo-
ry in an effort to change lives
and help inmates return home
for good. As the first jail in the
state to offer an 8-step rehab
program on the county level, a
celebration was in order
Thursday night when the first
group of participants graduated.
"It takes four months to
complete it, but it's very
intense," says Capt. Fannie
Partridge. "They really get into
some private stuff."
The program came about
after a conversation between
Capt. Partridge, Maj. Donnie
Conyers, and Francine Fisher, a
Bristol woman who had been
ministering to inmates as a vol-
"We were sitting around
talking about how we need
something for inmates here,"
Partridge recalls. "There's no
rehab available at the county
level unless you have money to
pay for it. This is a Christ cen-
tered program, but since it's in
the jail, it's available to every-
As it turns out, Fisher had
been wanting to start a rehab
program for years. To look at
her,. today, you'd have no idea
this petite fireball, who knows
how to make things happen,
ever had a vice in her life. But
she freely tells a different story.
"I was a meth addict for 10
years," she says. "I always tell
people, I have a masters degree
in meth, sexual promiscuity and
nicotine. I was a chain smoking,
topless dancing, meth addict."
But after a decade of that
lifestyle, she found herself
standing before a judge in
Phoenix, Arizona, and wound
up in a Christ-centered rehab
facility that changed the course
of her life. She previously ran
with the Dirty Dozen and Hell's
Angels and knew she had to get
some new friends if she was
going to stay clean.
"I prayed for a white knight
on a white horse, riding a silver
saddle," she recalls with a
smile. "This is how God works.
Bill (now her husband and also
a recovered addict) came over
to help my friend move. He was
driving a white Freightliner
with silver gray interior and a
475 horsepower Detroit engine.
And he was a white guy."
The two immediately hit it
off and were married in Vegas
two weeks later. Bill taught her
how to drive a big rig and the
pair worked as a team for one of
the top 100 companies in the
country for 12 years, earning a
combined income of over
$120,000 per year.
Despite their career success,
Francine always felt the desire
to help others the way she had
been helped in that Christian
rehab so many years ago. She
often used her fuel points at
truck stops to purchase
Christian books. One day, when
Bill was home recovering from
a medical procedure, she was
staring at her overflowing book-
shelves. "I felt so Christian, so
spiritual," she says sarcastically.
See CELEBRATE, page 13
July 8: Beth Renee Martin, state VOP, failure to appear;
Brandon Jamil Williams, domestic battery, child abuse
July 9:,Karlier Vanessi Robinson, Jr., failure to appear;
James Raymons Argyros, sentenced from court
July 10: Jamillah T. Hunter, failure to appear; Jason
Soverns, state VOP
July 12: Julia Ann Simmons, DUI; Norman Eugene Nelson,
criminal mischief; Vincent Thomas Cooney, DWLSR
July 13: Gary Lee Hudson, DUI, DWLSR habitual; Dorothy
Jean Krouse, battery, resisting arrest without violence
July 7: Curtis Wallace, sentenced 6 months; Michael G.
July 8: Dewey Vaught, county VOP
July 9: Santiago R. Trejo, sale of controlled
substance/meth, possession of controlled substance/meth
with intent to sell; sale of controlled substance/cocaine,
possession of controlled substance/cocaine with intent to
sell, possession of firearm in commission of a felony
July 10: Jamillah T. Hunter, hold for Calhoun; Joshua
Green, state VOP
July 11: James Wilson, serving 90 days; Harvey Lee
Merritt, serving 45 days; Tim Parrish, serving weekends
July 12: Julia Simmons, hold for Calhoun; Daisy Malone,
DUI, neglect of a child, state VOP/Gadsden
July 13: Dorothy Houser Krouse, hold for. CCSO
The above IndMduals were booked Into the Calhoun or
Liberty County Jail over the past week. Although they
have been charged with a crime, they are considered
Innocent until proven guilty.
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Little ones lend a hand
Th O / otii j'-f, r '-. f the P.rti- .rl rr Pioneer ':t'lerr. --' 'I. '.rbb' j l it '.h Da Caiip were' bi s,/ last
'i. helping out with Iti. tirrjifori of the old log cabin UniJd r Ino 'J.(horlion oI Dion Dunn Hlio kids
got their point brushes out and got busy painling the interior 01 lie r:uitn uonriliorin are needrod to help
continue the ',-.InJlninr If you can help, call the Settlement at 67.1 2/ / /
Set for August 21 at the Senior Center
Tempting night of 'Death
by Chocolate' is planned
Have you ever wanted to eat
"all the :.,h .l 'A- you could
ever hold? Now is your chance.
. . Calhoun County Senior
Citizens will be serving up
"Death by Chocolate" which
will have every r.e,-,.imbl"
chocolate dessert you can think
of while enjoying beautiful
music while you eat.
This event is scheduled for
Thursday, August 21, at 6:00
PM. After the dessert, we will
have a silent auction with vari-
ous items including: one (1)
homemade wooden porch
swing, a cruise to Cozumel and
Grand Cayman, paintings, and
many other items.
Tickets for this event go on
sale July 14. Advance tickets -
$10/each. At the door- $15
each. With each ticket purchase
you will receive a raffle ticket
for the "Grand Prize." You do
have to be present to win!
So come in out of the heat
and show your support for the
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens in your County. We
appreciate your support.
FROM THE CALHOUN COUNTY
Secondhand smoke exposure
has declined markedly in the
US popi1l:.ion rsi 'r. the- lalt(
1980S:. !...r,: lih..I. r 1999 I
2004, alrri'it 50' .. o rl n rismok-.
ers sill had detectAkb levehels of
c-rur ni o.tiiiirn. a bit l ihi mical
lileasuirn i-rintl of -,r ,'Jl.-i-r d
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scores that -tloils :ir- ,'till need-
ed to further red--dc 1i elin-i-
rnate all l -pism rit-'-. ii 'vion.rd-
Exposure to secondhand.
smoke declined markedly in the
U.S. population betweenl988-
1994 and 1999-2004. Reported
secondhand smoke exposure
inside the home declined from
21-.'. to 10c%. Serum cotmnine
levels, a biochemical indicator
of any detectable secondhand
smoke exposure, declined from
84',: to -16. These declines
reflect the implementation of
laws and policies that prohibit
smoking outside the home envi-
ronment Despite an overall
See SMOKING page 2
Health Dept. to receive
$90,000 grant Thursday
The Blue Foundation for a
IT.ililih Fih,,..Ii, the philan-
thropic affiliate of Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Florida
S!- ; '' [, i, ll announce a
$90,000 grant to Calhoun
C,, ,iit Health L)(-.p rtIIif..1
iimintlg a p_ r-.i 'l iri set for
Thui -.l... July 17, at 4 p.m, at
i,- Kinard Public Ii,,.,. on
SR 73, The grant will be used
to open two health care sites in
outlying areas of Calhoun
C .u -,- that i -m lack
efl arby !i i t. :.ii< iih-,
Serving C..,ii.iii County
sine- 1947, the (C.,im, ii'i
i:i,,,,,,, Health Department is
dedicated to ri,,,1nmdii i and
protecting the health and safe=
ty of its residents by providing
_ ,, .. r i r 'edu t
+' 'he Blue Foun&dbn for a
Healthy Florida is dedicated to
making a constructive contri-
bution to the health :aind v.rIll
being of all Flo'ridvn -- -qL,-
cially the uninsured i..nId iicle -
served. Calhoun Cuinrty
H health F ,-p.:.ri .:i -...,l:-. ti
improve the quality 'oi lij:e il
persons who may otli- v. .. i- nir
receive medical care.
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dened by the- -, i. 1t ,,i ,n, dn.-
I know so little .,. w -,,-11 I
learned that CblumbLr. j.ikcni
had died, I was-not -.'1, '! i,' d ,i i
onr hlIw nlany atitrivirtl hi
I came to know Mr. Jackson
in his role as a child advocate. I
am grateful for the uime he
spent with me discussing issues
affecting Calhoun County's
In the conversations I
learned about his service to our
country in Vietnam and can
now say that I knew someone
who fought in the infamous bat-
tle at "Hamburger Hill". I
have to wonder whether a
shortened life was %et another
sacrifice he made for our coun-
To Mr. Jackson's family and
friend I extend my heartfel't
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The County Record, JULY 16, 2008, Page 4
ifamlThe 74th annual Oscar Hall
family reunion held in Altha
Jamie Dewayne Lee and Jennifer Fay Brown
Brown, Lee announce
final wedding plans.
Jordan Alexis Lee, along
with the bride and groom's
parents, are proud to
announce the forthcoming
marriage of Jennifer Fay
Brown to Jamie Dewayne
The bride's parents are
Fay Brown and Michael
Bishop of Blountstown and
Coy "Jackie" Brown and
Erica Hare -of Sneads.
Jennifer's maternal grand-
parents are Dorothy and
Floyd DeVane of Kinard.
Paternal grandparents are
Kathleen and 'Jim Pullen of
Grand Ridge and the late
Coy Gene BrownI of
The groom's parents are
Annette Hill and Eddie Lee,
both of Blountstown.
Jamie's maternal grandpar-
ents are the late Jeannette
and Junior Hill of
grandparents are Minnie
Lee and the late James Lee
The wedding will take
place on July 19; 2008, at
the Veteran's Memorial
Civic Center in Bristol at
5:30 p.m. (CT). A reception
will follow after the ceremo-
ny in the recreation room.
All family and friends are
invited to attend the wed-
ding and reception.
VFW Apalachee Valley
Post celebrates success
The Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Department of Florida,
Apalachee Valley Post 12010
announces the completion of
another successful year.
During this year the Post
hosted the District 2
Convention in Bristol. It per-
formed near 30 military honors
for funerals in Calhoun and
Liberty Counties. It sent three
care packages donated by local
residents to our armed forces in
Afghanistan and'Iraq. It helped
local agencies to care for our
aged, ill and less fortunate citi-
zens, veterans and the families
of veterans and those on active
duty. Many man hours were
put into assisting the Liberty
County High School Junior
ROTC and visiting local school
At the end of this year, the
Post's only commander since
the post was chartered five
years ago, Nicky Phillips, chose
Paul and Marlene Sewell
to step down and Gary McGee,
a resident of Bristol, was elect-
ed and sworn in as the new
commander. The Post's quar-
termaster, Carl Duncan of
Tallahassee, was elected to be
the District 2 Commander for
the new year.
For the third straight year,
the Post was named All State,
being the only Post within the
eight counties and nine posts of
District 2 to achieve this honor
this year. The Post is also
proud that its adjutant, Bob
Pickron of Bristol, was awarded
seconded place in the state of
Florida for the G.I. Joe Award
which recognizes the most out-
standing members of the VFW
in the state.
The Post hopes to grow in
both programs and member-
ship in the coming year, to
achieve All State again and to
be recognized for being even
better than in the past.
Friends and family are invit-
ed to attend the 50th wedding
anniversary celebration of Paul
and Marlene Sewell on
Saturday, August 16, at 2:00
ET at the Senior Citizens'
Building (next to the court-
house) in Port St. Joe.
The 74th annual Oscar Hall
family reunion was held
Saturday, July 5, 2008. There
were approximately 116 people
in attendance at the family pic-
nic area on Musgrove Road
Oscar Hall had 12 children,
one of whom is still living,
Lottie Barton of Altha. Willard
Hall of Rose Hill, Virginia
passed away in the fall of 2007.
Ernie Baxter, husband of
Bernice Hall Baxter, at age 79,
was the oldest attending. Eight
month old Johnathan Turnage,
son of Angelina and Tom
Turnage and great-great grand-
son of Nora Hall Mathis, was
the youngest person present.
Ashley Mathis, age 14, daugh-
ter of Wylie Mathis, from
55th Montford reunion
set for Saturday, July 26
The 55th Montford Reunion
will be held Saturday, July 26,
at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
in Blountstown. Come visit
with family and friend begin-
ning at 10:30 a.m. (CT). Lunch
will be served at 12:00. Make
this a family reunion to remem-
Please bring a covered dish
to share with family and
friends. Napkins, plates, cups,
utensils, and beverages will be
'Endless Summer' dinner
and dance on August 23
the season with Chipola
College's "Endless Summer"
dinner and dance, Saturday,
Just as the Beach Boys'
"Endless Summer" album'
brings to mind a simpler time
with hits like "Surfin' USA,"
"Be True to Your. School" and
"Fun, Fun, Fun," this event will
reunite old Chipola friends and
alumni for a relaxing evening to
benefit the college's athletic
Released in 1974, "Endless
Summer" spent 155 weeks on
the Billboard album chart,
peaking at #1, and selling over
three million' copies. Chipola
College began in 1947 and has
enjoyed more than 60 great
years including numerous state
and national athletic titles, and
thousands 6f individual success
stories among its graduates.
Organizer Robert Trammell,
says, "While music has evolved
from Big Band to Rock N' Roll
and Hip Hop during Chipola's
60 years, the bonds and friend-
ships built at this little college
have remained constant."
Trammell points to the com-
mitment of alumni and support-
ers as the key to the college's
success. "Without strong sup-
port from our people, Chipola
Athletics would be unable to
perform at the national level,"
The Ivey Brothers-band will
provide the perfect musical
backdrop for the occasion. A
regional favorite since 1965,
their versatile repertoire
became well known in the
Dothan club scene in the 70's
and 80's, and a local hit "It's
Not Worth the Pain" in 1978
made the group's fame com-
plete. The Iveys have played
with and backed "The Pointer
Sisters," "The Coasters,"
"Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash
Craddock," and "The. Platters."
Kermit Davis, Head
Basketball Coach at Middle
Tennessee State, is the special
guest for the event. Davis
coached alongside Coach
Milton Johnson at Chipola in
1992 and 1993 and served as
head coach in 1994. Davis also
coached at LSU, Texas A & M,
Idaho and Utah State.
Tickets are $50 per person
with a social hbur at 6:30 p.m.
Tables of eight are available for
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A grilled chicken dinner ben-
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of Hwy. 71 and 20 in
There will be free entertain-
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There are only a few mem-
bers of the family left that
remember the first reunion at
Hall Landing on the Chipola
River. Transportation was by
mule and wagon. Many years
have passed since then, but the
younger generation still enjoys
cooling off in the Chipola River
after a wonderful meal, while
the older ones sit and visit.
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Agencies, businesses can have booth
Free school supplies
at "Family Affair"
Monkey See, Monkey Do.
Ava Layne Mallory
has turned 2!
She celebrated her June 13th
birthday with a monkey-themed
party with family and friends.
She is the daughter of Mark &
Heather Mallory of Blountstown
and the granddaughter of Harold
& Vicki Montford, Tommy & Ella
Woods and John & Christine
Jarrettff Scott Pltts
Travis and Melissa Pitts of
Clarksville are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Jarrett Scott
Jarrett was born on April 7,
2008, in Tallahassee, FL. He
weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and
was 20-1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Lloyd and Lavaine Williams of
Blountstown and Wayne and
Sylvia Mayo of Clarksville.
Paternal grandparents are Barney
and Lori Pitts of Kinard. Paternal
great-grandparents are J.A. and
Myrtice Pitts of Kinard.
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Fine Free Month
at local libraries
Do you' have a book, CD or
DVD that is overdue at the
library? You're in luck!
AUGUST IS FINE FREE
You may bring in all your
overdue items or leave them in
our drop box located at. the
front of the library. You may
also return them to one of our
branches. All overdue fees will
Phillip Edward Tripp" Hill III
Phillip and Angie Hill are proud
to announce the birth of their son,
Phillip Edward 'Tripp" Hill Ill.
Tripp was born May 28, 2008,
at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
He weighed seven pounds, 12
ounces and was 21-3/4 inches in
Grandparents include Theta
and Dwight Lolley of Blountstown,
Ben Herring of Althd, Phillip
Edward Hill, Sr. of Sumatra, Kathy
Edenfield of Blountstown,-and Dr.
Brooks Cobb of Panama City
Tripp was welcomed home by
his sister, Summer, and brother,
Happy Birthday, Big Daddy!
"Inspect" this picture and see if
you know who's turning 60!
Love, Your Family
at the Lodge
There will be an "All You
Can Eat" Pancake & Sausage
Breakfast 7:00. to 9:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 19, at. Dixie
Remember, for only $4.00,
you can start the day with ice-.
cold orange juice, pancakes
with syrup, sausage, and coffee.
We'll look forward to seeing
you at breakfast Saturday, July
19, at Dixie Lodge!
Come early and have break-
fast with your friends.
Happy Birthday, Madison!!
Madison Kelly Bland will cel-
ebrate her 3rd birthday Friday,
July 18th. She will enjoy a
Princess Party given at the home
of her grandmother. Madison is
the daughter of Robert and
Jessica Bland of Altha.. Her
grandparents are Donald Bland
and Nell Bland, both of
Marianna and Derek Creamer
and Mary. Ann Young, both of
Altha. Her great-grandparents
are Leonard and Ruth Bland of
Kynesville, Edna Banks of Grand
Ridge, Mary Jean Creamer and
Lois Cole, both of Altha.
Madison loves playing with
her animals, watching Curious
George and Barney. She loves
her little sister Sarah and going
to Granny's house! Lots of love
to our little Princess!
Oh, Oh, Look Who's 13!
Calen Masai celebrated
becoming a teenager on July 13
by going to Blue Springs with
Scott Ludlow and London
Hagen; and the next day going
to Big Kahuna's in Destin with
his mom, dad, and little sister
Cameron! We love you, son!
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Happy "5th" Birthday!!
Caleb Aaron Lambeth is turn-
ing 5 years old on July 26th.
His parents are Joni and Aaron
.Lambeth. He has a little brother
named Gavin. Caleb will be cel-
ebrating his birthday with a cho-
cho train ride and having a wild
animal birthday party. He enjoys
playing with his cousins and lit-
Love, Mama, Daddy & Gabby
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It is time for the 11th
Annual Family Affair set for
Saturday, August 2, from 9:00
AM -12:00 noon at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center.
The Calhoun County
Children's Coalition is the
proud sponsor of this event.
This year there is more to do
than ever! We have a moon
walk, giant slide, pony rides,
train rides, snow cones, face
painting, FREE School
Supplies, and much, much,
The coalition would like to
invite every child in Calhoun
County to come and partici-
The Coalition would like to
invite any agency, church or
business in the community that
would like to have a booth to
come and participate this year.
Please call 643-2415, Ext 247
and ask to speak with Tammy,
or ext 249 to speak with
There is no charge for the
booths, but donations to the
Children's Coalition will be
Our new office hours
8:00 am till 6:30 pm
To schedule an
appoint tm en t please call
We are located at 11033 NW SR 20, Bristol, Florida;
next door to Buy Rite Drugs
Prescription Drug Discount Cards
are available at the front desk
I I I C I
The Calhoun County School
Board will be having a
Special School Board
Meeting on Wednesday,
July 23, 2008, at 4:00 p.m.
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Spotlight Dr. Gene Charbonneau!
You might spot Dr. Charbonneau ..
eating his favorite meal of ham and
yellow rice at a local restaurant. His
last name is so hard to pronounce that most 7
V folks call him Dr. Gene and he likes it.
Dr. Gene split his childhood between Sarasota
Florida, and Central Valley New York. He graduated
from high school one year ahead of his classmates to ['
enter Manatee Community College in Venice, Florida,
then transferred to the University of South Florida in
Tampa where he earned a BS in Biology.
His four years of medical school at Nova Southeastern University prepared him
to handle all aspects of medicine as well as the musculoskeletal functions of
osteopathy. Dr. Gene completed his residency in Family Practice in 2000, then
worked for 6 1/2 years in Panacea for the National Public Health Corporation at
its rural Wakulla County clinic.
His wife of 17 years is kept busy with his yellow lab Daisy and six other dogs
they rescued from the rural area near his home.. Dr. Gene's secret hobby is
collecting big (Mack) trucks, tractors, and flatbed trailers. He still maintains a
commercial driver's license.
Dr. Charbonneau is CEO of the new Liberty Community Health Care as well as
Director of the Liberty County Health Department. He is totally committed to
improving the quality of health care in Liberty County and the surrounding areas.
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Team roping reserve champions, national finalists...
Jake Miller and teammate
will compete in New Mexico
Morris pitches Liberty Co.
to first round win at state
Chuck Morris pitched a two
hit shut out and Liberty County
eked out a sixth inning run to
give the Liberty County All-
Stars a 1-0 win over Avon Park
in the first round of the Dixie
Youth Majors State
Tournament in Ridge Manor
Morris struck out fourteen
and stayed out of trouble most
of the game allowing base run-
ners in only three innings.
Liberty County got their
only run when Jacob Phinney
walked to lead off the top of the
sixth. Lee Hambright ran for
Phinney and advanced to third
on a hit by Jase Lago.
Hambright then scored on an
interference call and Liberty
CoUnty took the 1-0 lead to the
bottom-of the sixth.
Morris hit Avon Park's lead
off batter in the bottom of the
sixth. He fanned the next bat-
ter before hitting the following
hitter and had a two on, one out
situation. He then got a field-
er's choice play before striking
out the games final batter and,
preserving the win.
Lago and Hunter Jacobs had
the only hits for Liberty County.
Those two also combined for a
big defensive play in the third
inning when Avon Park tried a
double steal. Jacobs cut off the
throw to second and fired to
third where Lago tagged the
runner to get Liberty County
out of the inning.
With the win, Liberty
County advanced to Sunday's
play and they were bopped 11-
1 by South Lake. Matt
Gardner and Garret Cole had
home runs for South Lake
whose team played errorless
ball. Liberty County's only run
was a second inning homerun
by Morris. Liberty County con-
tinued play in the tournament
when they met host Ridge
Manor in a third round game
Monday night. Watch for
details in next week's edition.
Last chance to signup for
co-ed church softball league
The Liberty County
Recreation Department will
hold the last organization meet-
ing for the Summer Church Co-
Ed Softball League, Thursday
July 17 at 6:30pm, in the
Liberty County Civic Center.
Interested teams must be
represented at the meeting.
Finalization of rules, entry fee,
etc. will be put in place and the
season will start the week of
For more information, call
the Liberty County Recreation
Nine years of practice, hard
work, skill, and luck has paid off
for Jake Miller.
Earlier in June, Jake, a heel-
er, and his team roping partner,
Kyle Wyatt of Opp, Alabama,
competed in the State Finals of
the Alabama High School
Rodeo Association and finished
as Reserve Champions in team
roping. The finish also qualified
them as National Finalist at the
National High School Finals
Rodeo to be held in
Farmington, New Mexico, July
Jake has been riding cgmpet-
itively since he was nine.' Many
hours were spent in the saddle
at the Panhandle Saddle Club
and in 4-H events. But some-
where around the time he was
in fifth grade, he discovered
team roping and he never
Jake's dad, Glenn Miller, got
Jake interested in team roping.
In team roping, two partners, a
header who catches the horns of
the steer and a heeler who
catches the rear legs of the
steer, work together to rope the
steer in the fastest possible
time. Both jobs take tremen-
dous skill, but some experts feel
heeling is more difficult. Jake's
dad was adamant that Jake
learn to heel well and then Jake
could learn to head a steer. ,
Early on Jake was so little
that he had to swing the rope
with his entire body to make a
loop. Thousands of hours were
spent roping a dummy. To get
live practice, Jake would often
rope Glenn as he walked across
the yard. Suddenly a rope from
no where would slap around the
legs of his unsuspecting dad,
rope them together, and quite
nearly snatch him down.
There were not many young
boys roping then, so Jake main-
ly roped with adults. Those
men were kind to "make a run
with the little boy." But as time
went on, the "little boy"
became more skillful and began
to take their money. At that
point, Jake learned to rope with
the big boys.
Jake continued to hone his
skills in local practice pens and
was ready to participate in the
Alabama Junior Rodeo
Association. He spent seventh
and eighth grade traveling
across Alabama successfully
competing with children his
Upon entering ninth grade,
Jake moved up to the Alabama
High School Rodeo Association.
He continued to compete in
team roping and added calf rop-
ing to his list of events. Jake
found the quality of the compe-
tition to be stiff. Placing at the
rodeos against the seasoned
competitors was hard and
required that he continue to put
in the long hours of practice.
The next four years saw
week-end after week-end when
Jake and his family loaded up in
the trailer and traveled to
rodeos around Alabama,
Georgia, Tennessee, and
Mississippi. In 2007, Jake and
Kyle won championship buckles
at the Alabama Challenge
Rodeo between Tennessee,
Mississippi, and Alabama. In
2008, the boys finished second
in the average and first in
Alabama at' the Southern
See JAKE MILLER, page 11
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Calhoun County girls to compete at...
National Barrel Horse World event
Four local barrel racers will
take off this weekend for the
National Barrel Horse
Association (NBHA) 4 Star
Youth World Championships in
Competitors from Calhoun
County include Katelyn
Bozeman, Ashley Whitfield,
Sarah Hatcher, and Brittney
Six. Accompanying them on the
trip will be their barrel racing
instructor, Wendy Temple.
These young ladies compete
regularly with the Florida
Panhandle Saddle Club and the
Tri-County Barrel Racing
Association. They earned the
chance to compete at the world
event after qualifying in
Florida's District 1 of the
NBHA. Their teammate, Katie
Moore, of Marianna, is also
heading with them to compete
in Jackson. Over 2000 equestri-
ans from across the globe will
participate. To follow the event,
go to www.nbha.com online.
Good luck at "World", girlsll
to be held August 16
The 1st Annual Panhandle
Tournament will be held
Saturday, August 16th at the
old J&N Sports Bar in
Blountstown, Hwy. 20.
Registration will be held
from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. with
the tournament beginning at
5:00 p.m. Entry is $15 for the
first entry and $5 for each addi-
tional entry. Weight classes are
(men's) 0-185, 186-225 and
226 above, means right and
left. Women's 0-165, 166 -
above. Awards will be given to
1st place winners.
For more information, con-
tact Stephen Pickron at 674-
5925 or Eric Gray at 482-4282.
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Altha teachers get
a lesson in science
Altha teachers, Sally Sims,
Miranda Rehberg, and Melba
Adkins are shown during a
summer field activity as they
participate in the "Science
Inquiry, Innovation" project
headed by Brenda Crouch of
LCHS opens health
Liberty County High School
is proud to announce the devel-
opment of an Allied Academy
for Health Services.
Mrs. Sue Summers peti-
tioned for and was awarded a
Succeed Grant to introduce the
academy in the 2008-09 school
year. Vicki Whittington, R.N.,
B.S.N. has joined the Academy
and will be acting as Director of
Allied Health Services.
According to the U.S.
Department of Labor, seven out
of 10 largest growth needs are
in the healthcare industry fields
today. Through the develop-
ment of this academy, students
can experience the combination
of medical technology and
hands-on learning about
diverse aspects of healthcare
they may never have dreamed
of. The students can begin the
necessary skills training to pur-
sue health careers as early as
ninth grade and complete their
school years with on-the-job
experiences that will lead them
to extensive career prospects
and contacts within the health-
Students will be offered a
variety of hands on learning
opportunities through the inte-
gration of basic core academics,
relevant health care topics,
interactive learning techniques,
field trips, career specific path-
way research, job shadowing,
clinical training, and volunteer
programs in a wide variety of
areas throughout the medical
The academy is designed to
are July 23
Liberty County Schools and
FDLRS/PAEC will co-sponsor
Child Find Preschool
Screenings for ages 3-4 poten-
tially in need of special educa-
tion services, on July 23, from
9:00 a.m. until 12 noon at the
Liberty County Early
Childhood Center, Hwy. 12
Children must be 3 years of
age on or before September 1,
2008 and not already enrolled
in public school, Each child
will be screened in the areas of
speech/language, motor skills,
pre-academics, hearing and
vision. Pk-fla,: bring your
child's social security card,
birth certificate, proof of resi-
dency and family income to the
Screenings are by appoint-
ments only and may be sched-
uled by calling 643-2275,
Vicki Whittington (right) discusses the new health services acad-
emy with LCHS Principal Gay Lewis.
welcome any student who may
be considering a career in all
medical fields. It will provide a
basic medical foundation frame-
work used in all medical fields
while also assuring career
choice exploration. Enrollment
in the academy is open for the
first foundations course.
Students will be required to
meet admission requirements
for Health Science I, II, and
Allied Health Assisting III.
For more information, par-
ents and/or students should
contact Allied Health,
Guidance, or the Principal,
Mrs. Gay Lewis.
Three Altha teachers, Sally
Sims, Miranda Rehberg,, and
Melba Adkins, are participating
in the "Science Collaboration:
Innovation" project headed by
Brenda Crouch of PAEC.
Dr. Penny Gilmore and Dr.
Steven Blumsack of Florida
State University are guiding the
scientific immersion for about
90 area teachers. Mrs. Sims,
Mrs. Rehberg, and Mrs. Adkins
are immersed in a field research
experience working in conjunc-
tion with the United States Fish
& Wildlife Service scientists Dr.
Vivian Negron-Ortiz, botanist,
and Dr. Sandra Pursifull, fish
The summer field activities
with Dr. Negron-Ortiz are
focused on the location and
numeration of rare plants found
locally. Our teachers have
hiked, searching and recording
occurances of spigelia gen-
tianoides, a rare plant found in
the Three Rivers State Park
and in'the Apalachee Wildlife
Management Area north of
Sneads in Jackson County.
Macbidea alba is the focus of
the search in the Apalachicola
National Forest in Liberty
Field' activities with the fish
biologist focused on the location
and identification of freshwater
mussel species. The presence of
a diverse mussel population is
considered an indicator of the
health of an aquatic system and
therefore the health of other
wildlife and. even people.
Several species listed on the
Federally Endangered Species
list can still be found in our local
waters. In order to understand
more about these species
already in danger of becoming
extinct, our teacher team has
been exploring the best method
for obtaining DNA samples,
without causing harm to the
mussels, through research on
non-threatened local species.
Also, they are researching the
types of host fish used by the
local mussels to distribute their
Dr. Pursifull has coordinated
the research with other inter-
ested scientists Dr. Jim
Williams, Florida Fish and
Commission, Gainesville, FL, a
fresh water fish and mussel
expert, to aid in identifications
and doctoral student Nate
Johnson, University of Florida,
Gainesville, to assist with the
use of clove oil and DNA collec-
tion. Field assistance by Paul
. Butherus, USFWS Panama
City, FL and Amanda Clark,
FSU has been important to
the success of the research for
this teacher team as they work
to tag, measure, record data,
draw samples, and replace the
mussels into the streambed.
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BARBARA DEKLE KENT
Barbara Dekle Kent, 62, of
Blountstown, passed away
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in
Mrs. Kent was torn in
Marianna and had lived in
Blountstown most of her life.
She was retired from the State
of Florida and a member of the
Blountstown First Baptist
Church and a past member of
the Tallahassee Elks Club.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Tommy and
Survivors include her hus-
band, John "Buddy" Kent, of
Blountstown; a son, John Kent,
of Blountstown; a daughter,
Tara Jackson, and her husband,
Jay, of Tallahassee; four grand-
children, Patrick and Ashley
Jackson and Saige and
Kymberly Kent; and very spe-
cial friends, Sherry West, Lori
Bryant, Pam Rocco and Mary
Funeral services were held
at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 12,
from the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel in Blountstown with
Reverend Paul Smith officiat-
ing. Interment followed in the
Pine Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to
the American Cancer Society
241 John Knox Rd,
Tallahassee, FL 32303, or the
Covenant Hospice, 4440
Lafayette St Suite C,
Marianna, FL 32446.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at
JOHN CHARLES O'BRYAN
Mr. John Charles O'Bryan,
71, of Hosford, passed away
Friday, July 11, 2008, at his
Mr. O'Bryan was born in
Altha and had lived in Hosford
.since 1992. He had served in
the U.S. National Guard and
was retired from the State of
Florida Game and Fish
Commission. He was of the
Survivors include his wife,
Erma Jean O'Bryan, of
Hosford; two sons, John
Andrew O'Bryan and his wife,
Debbie, of Ft. Lauderdale and
Thomas Rast and his wife, Lisa,
of Telogia; three grandchildren,
Kyle and Devon O'Bryan and
Fletcher Quinn and his wife,
Janet; and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held
at 3:00 PM EST Sunday, July.
13, from the Adams Funeral
Home Chapel in Bristol with
Reverend Glenn Skinner offici-
ating. Interment followed in the
Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha.
Adams Funeral Home in
Bristol was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 643-5410 or
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get him now but, God said NO,
you might trouble him but you
won't get him yet, for he has to
return back to Blountstown, get
married, become a father, a grand-
father, a, uncle, and cook the best
barbecue I have ever tasted and
become a member of the school
board so you go away....
Every time the barbecue man
got in his boat, went fishing, death
went along to saying OH I can get
him now, but God said NO, go
away, leave him along for he has
to cook many meals to feed some
who might not have a meal....
I say sleep on Mr. Jack, the
barbecue. man, many loved you,
but there was nobody who loved
you like God the Heavenly
Wrote and sadly dedicated by a
friend of the family... Poet Idean
M- o 0 r -
Happy Late "3rd" Birthday,
Ms. JaHairra Tyneka Brown!!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008,
would have been JaHairra's third
birthday. JaHairra was a beau-
tiful little girl. We love and miss
JaHairra each and every day
and wish we could hold and see
her happy pretty little smile.
We love you,
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JOHN LEE SMART
Mr. John Lee Smart, 80, of
Blountstown, FL, passed away
early Monday morning, July
14, 2008, in Blountstown.
Mr. Smart was born in
Harper County, Kansas, and
had lived in Blountstown since
2006 coming from Albany,
Oregon. John was a retired
heavy equipment mechanic and
was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by
his sister, Nevada McMaham.
Survivors include his wife,
Velma Smart of Blountstown;
four sons, Boyd Herman Smart
of Palm Bay, FL, Douglas Lee
Smart of Corvallis, OR, Eric
Dee Smart of Tangent, OR,
John Hathaway Smart of
Sheridan, OR; two daughters,
The family of the late Mr.
Columbus Jackson wishes to
express our appreciation for the
prayers and support from each
of you who found so many,ways
to show love and concern dur-
ing the passing of our father,
We were touched to see and
hear from so many of our
father's friends and family
members which helped make
this loss a little easier to bear.
People from near and far really
expressed the love they had for
We lost a father, some of you
lost. a special friend. One thing
we know is our father was
unique and touched a lot of
lives. It was very unexpected
for him to leave so soon and
without any warning, but we
understand that is just how the
Lord works. It was His will. We
already miss him terribly. All
we have are memories and we
will forever hold on to them.
To everyone in the commu-
nity who expressed compassion
for our family, thank you for
your prayers, cards, flowers,
phone calls, words of encour-
agement, food and love. Your
kindness will never be forgot-
Phillip Hill, Jr., of the hospi-
tal staff, our family would really
like to thank you for being so
caring and. making it possible
for me and my sisters (together)
to spend time with our father in
private. Mr. Hill felt our pain
and knew we needed to be
together. The ER rules are one
person at a time. As I tried to
enter the room to support my
sisters who were having a hard
time with our father's death, I
was told by one of the staff
Cathlyn Dell Minyard of
Blountstown, Pamela Keren
Andrews of Vancouver, WA;
three brothers, Roy Smart of
Selma, CA, Frank Smart of
Roseburg, OR, Gene Smart of
Roseburg, OR; one sister,
Nadine Ford of Klamath Falls,
OR; nineteen grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
Services are planned at a
later date in Oregon. In lieu of
flowers contributions may be
made to Blountstown Health
and Rehab Center, 16690 SW
Chipola Road, Blountstown, FL
All arrangements are under
the direction of Marlon Peavy
at Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, ph. 850-674-
members, very rudely, "One
person at a time, now this is
getting ridiculous." But Mr.
Hill moved my father to anoth-
er room so we could say our
goodbyes in private with family
support. We were able to stay
with him until the funeral home
director arrived. Again, Mr.
Hill, thank you!!! Tob the person
in the ER the day of my
father's death, I'm praying for
To the Calhoun County
School Board and members,
thank you for your support and
for establishing the Columbus
Jackson Scholarship. He had a
great passion for all children
and you have made it possible
to keep his dream alive. Our
hearts were touched deeply.
Mrs. Mary Sue Neves, who
was in touch with the family
every day and arranged for us
to have the service in the high
school auditorium, thank you.
There were so many acts of
kindness shown during the loss
of our father it really made the
hill easier to climb. He will
truly be missed, but never for-
gotten. He touched lives wher-
ever he. went, known as Big
Daddy, Columbus, Jack, or
Tomorrow is-not promised to
anyone, so live life to the fullest.
Be good to people because the
Lord doesn't judge you for what
people do to you, but for what
you do to people. Be true to
yourself and others. Learn to
pray because all of your help
comes from above.
Continue to pray for our
strength and we will continue to
pray for you.
Shon, Arleshia, and Latoria
Sing, BBQ planned August 1
Come join us at the
Sandsifter's Fox Pen in
Clarksville for a Praise Team
Sing and BBQ Dinner on,
Friday, August 1.
Dinners will be served from
6 to 8 pm with sing following.
Cost for plates are $6. Tickets
must be reserved in advance by
calling Sky Scott at 850-272-
1983. This event is held in con-
junction with the Spring Hill
HGA Field Trial and Bench
Show. Proceeds will) go the
Youth Group of the Spring Hill
Methodist Church, Alachua.
BLOOD DRIVE: Christian Clayton was kicked back, comfortable, and
ready to give blood Monday during the drive sponsored by Superior
Bank in Blountstown. He is shown above with Jack Haggard of the
Southeastern Community Blood Center (SCBC). To sponsor a drive,
call the SCBC at 850/526-4403.
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With fuel prices rising,
beware of gas thieves
The County Record, JULY 16, 2008, Page 11
With fuel prices at record
T:..levels and rising, Florida
. Agriculture and Consumer
,+ Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is encouraging con-
' summerss to take precautions to
r ... prevent thefts of fuel from their
,. '"- While there is no statewide
database detailing the extent of
the problem, anecdotal evi-
dence is mounting that thieves
are siphoning gasoline, diesel
S. and other motor fuels from cars
and trucks sitting in driveways
Shelton's Corner fitness club and parking lots because of the
learns all about weight loss
Members of the
Shelton's Corner fitness
club "Slimmer Weighs"
had two special guests at
their Wednesday afternoon
meeting last week.
Dr. Jerry Boland,
Medical Director at the
Calhoun County Health
Department, along with
Lilika White, a medical
student conducting an -
obesity study, met with
Slimmer Weighs members
to discuss weight loss.
They are pictured at left.
Slimmer Weighs meets
,every Wednesday after-
noon at the Shelton's Park
leading to ecotourism
BY KRISTY HALLEY SPEERS
While there were a handful
of citizens that worked hard to
establish the Blountstown
Greenway, there have been
scores more that have reaped
the benefits. The Trail has
become an integral part of our
community and part of a daily
routine for many.
Our Blountstown Greenway
is only a 3.6 mile portion of a
greater trail, The Florida Trail,
which spans 1,400 miles across
Florida. Where our trail ends
to the west, the next portion
starts at Econfina Creek.
There, an 18 mile segment of
the trail leads through rugged
ravines that resemble the
foothills of the Appalachians,
especially in spring when the
flowers are in bloom. The trail
follows the creek through wood-
ed areas of lush vegetation,
crosses several bridges and
passes Florida's only true
waterfall. Primary access points
are at the Scott Road trailhead
(off US 231) and at the SR 20
trailhead near Pitt Spring, both
near Fountain. To the east,
there are trails from St. Marks,
into the Apalachicola National
Forest, and around Camel Lake
in Liberty County.
The U.S.D.A. Forest
Service has been charged by
Congress to extend the
National Scenic Trail by con-
necting corridors between por-
tions of the trail. In conjunction
with their efforts, they have
offered to include Calhoun
County in some of their
Since Blountstown and
Calhoun County are brand new
to the trail system, our data can
serve as a baseline for research.
By studying other "connected"
communities, and comparing to
our data, the effects on eco-
tourism, as well as other eco-
nomic benefits can be deter-
The research, which would
be a component of the ongoing
University of Florida project on
the Florida Trail, will help us
further our exploration into
eco-tourism for Calhoun
If you are interested in
extension of the trail, or would
consider being a willing seller of
land to complete the trail,
please contact Howard Pardue
with the Florida Trail
Association at 1-877-HIKE-
FLA or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on The
Florida Trail, visit www.florida-
Showdown held in Memphis;
Tennessee. That rodeo saw
teams from Arkansas,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois,
He has managed to do all
this while attending
Blountstown High School and
seeing to grades, chores, work,
and all the responsibilities of
home. ,He even found time to
play baseball, his second love,
Jake says that participating
in high school rodeo has opened
so many opportunities for him.
It has taught him to set goals
and work hard to achieve them.
Rodeo has allowed him to trav-
el and see sights he never
dreamed of and to meet some
of the most awesome people on
this planet. But most of all, it
has taught him about the give
and take needed to make a
family work four people
packed into 80 square feet of
living area in a trailer demands
consideration of others!
After leaving on July 10 for
New Mexico, Jake and Kyle
plan to stop in Shawnee,
Oklahoma and compete in one.
of the largest youth rodeos in
the country. Upon leaving
Shawnee, they will travel on to
Farmington and the National
High School Finals Rodeo with
1500 other competitors, and
hopefully a winning end to a
nine year journey.
rising value of the fuel.
Gasoline stations are also
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Bronson's Petroleum Inspection
Bureau and Office of
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The County Record, July 16, 2008, Page 12
Tony Stewart started 14th in last
year's Allstate 400 at The
Brickyard before driving through
the field to capture his second
A LOOK AHEAD:
I What: Allstate 400 at The Brickyard
S \. j : When: 1 p.m. ET July 27
Where: Indianapolis Motor
On the road again
By RICK MINTER
Cox News Service
K yle Petty ended his
summer stint in the
TNT TV booth
Saturday at Chicagoland
Speedway, but before he gets
back in his No. 45 Dodge next
weekend at Indianapolis
Motor Speedway, he's spend-
ing a week on his Harley
Davidson motorcycle leading
the 14th annual Chick-fil-A
Kyle Petty Charity Ride.
The two-wheel trek across
the country kicked off at
Traverse City, Mich., on
Sunday, where the 200 or so
riders head- Ky
ed out on a G
journey of Bu
3,000 miles th
that will include
Harry Ga nt, Herschel Walker this
PETTY the years, He
which this year will include
celebrities Richard Petty, K
Harry Gant, Herschel Walker this
and Davis Love III, has raised 0
more than $10.5 million, much Spri
of which has been given away Chii
during the ride when the tour hou
stops at hospitals. A portion Nat
also goes to the Victory T1
Junction Gang Camp for ill boos
children that Petty and his "bla
family founded. cerr
The charity ride continues H
to grow each year, in large Chic
part because it's never quite peci
the same. Every year the ride "
attracts different riders and wha
takes a different route across
the country. Even so, Petty is
surprised at its longevity den alo
' "It still blows me away that Perh
it's lasted this long," he said. will fin
Taking a cross-country trip trips.
on a motorcycle has become "I've
old hand for Petty, and it's not writing
just because he has been on so places ]
many charity rides. I've tall
This year, he already has been a:
put 20,000 miles on his new ple on t
Harley. "I've ridden it to every But t
race so far this year," he said. doesn't
He and Matt Kenseth rode focus is
together from Texas to Wha
Phoenix earlier this year, but, running
for the most part, he has rid- Dodge.
lie Busch bows to the fans after winning the Nationwide Series Doll
general 300 last week at Chicagoland Speedway. ... I wish they liked
usch says of the fans, "but I've got to play the bad-boy role and [have
em not like me, for whatever reason."
Here is the love?
's hot on the track, but fans haven't warmed up to Kyle B
vyle Busch is winning about everything
season except the love of the fans.
n Saturday night, he scored his seventh
int Cup victory of the season at
cagoland Speedway That came about 24
rs after he won his series-leading fifth
ionwide Series race.
he cheers do seem to be gaining on the
s, but Busch appears to be wearing the
.ck hat." as far as some fans are con-
is comments to reporters after his two
cagoland victories sounded humble, es-
ally given his success this year.
You go out there and do your job and do
at you can,'" he said. "You've got to stay
aps one day the world
.d out more about those
been sort of halfway
g a book about the
I've been and the people
ked to," Petty said. "It's
lot of fun meeting peo-
hat and his TV work
t mean that his primary
t really gets his motor
ag is driving his No. 45
He said his TV stint is
Different race winners this year in the Sprint
11 Different pole winners in Cup this year.
hungry and humble in this sport. Th
are here to support our racing, and I
they liked me, but I've got to play the
boy role and [have] them not like me
"I'm trying, but all I can do is go o
and win races and try to do what I ca
make my team happy and my sponsor
happy and everybody who supports
when the fans are out there and they
cheering or booing. it's great to have
here. It's fun to have the recognition
whether they are cheering or booing
are here for a reason, and that's so t
help support us."
Rick Mminer, Cox Newu
more like a summer vacation,
and he's ready to get back to
He said one of the lessons
he learned from watching
races this summer is the
amount of strategy being em-
ployed during races. With the
tight rules for the Car of
Tomorrow, there's little room
for modifications that in-
crease a car's speed.
Therefore, crew chiefs are try-
ing every trick they know to
help their drivers gain posi-
Kyle Busch (18) races Jimmie
Johnson at Chicagoland.
"Thbre are more
strategies being tri
seen in all the year
going to the races, e
when I was working
dad," he said. "Pepo
ting at different tim
four tires, two tires
For many teams,
gy is the only way t
in a race.
"From about eigl
on back, the cars ai
about the same spe
really tough to pass
have led at
least one lap
Drivers who have attempted to qual
Cup race this year.
led than I've
s I've been
g with my
ple are pit-
, no tires."
to move up
re all going
ed, and it's
ify for a
e fans I
Key story lines during a Sprint Cup off week
Close race at the bottom of the standings
Because of Kyle Busch's success, there's not
much of a points race at the top of the Cup stand-
ings, but it's tight around
12th place, the final spot
that will compete in the SPRINT CUP
Chase, which begins after
seven more races. 1. Kyle Busch
The finishes at 2,881, leader
Chicagoland scrambled 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr
the order at the bottom of .2,619, behind. -262
the top 12, with third-fin- 3. Jeff Burton
fishing Kevin Harvick and 2,590, behind -291
fourth-finishing Greg 4. Carl Edwards
Biffle the big gainers. 2,509, behind -372
Both moved up four posi- 5. Jimmie Johnson
tions, Harvick to ninth 2,494: behind -387
and Biffle to seventh. 6. Jeff Gordon
Among the points losers 2,384, behind -497
were Kasey Kahne, who 7. Greg Biffle
dropped three spots to 2,318;. behind -563
11th, Denny Hamlin, who 8. Matt Kenseth
fell five positions to 12th 2,317; behind. -564
and Clint Bowyer, who fell 9. Kevin Harvick
outof the top 12 after a 2,308 behind -573
22nd-place finish. He's 10. Tony Stewart
13th, but only 27 points be- 2,305, behind -576
hind Hamlin. 11. Kasey Kahne
Among the drivers look- 2,295 behind -586
ing to challenge for a 12. Denny Hamlin
Chase berth are Brian 2,283: behind- -598
Vickers, who is 14th, 95
points out of the elite
group, and David Ragan, who is 15th, 98 back.
Ryan Newman, is a long-shot. He is 16th, 189
points out of 12th.
Martin Truex Jr. was in prime position to bid for
a Chase berth but a 150-point penalty his car did-
n't fit the template at Daytona has dropped him
to 17th, 233 points back.
Truck Series race heats up
The points races at the top of the Sprint Cup and
Nationwide Series standings are runaways. Kyle
Busch leads second-place Dale Earnhardt Jr. by 262
points in Cup, and Clint Bowyer is 183 ahead of
runner-up Brad Keselowski in Nationwide. But it's
Ron Hornaday Jr.
celebrates his victory
in the O'Reilly 200 at
his third win of the
an entirely different
story in the Craftsman
Points leader Ron
Hornaday Jr. heads into
this weekend's race at
ahead of second-pace
Matt Crafton by 27
points. Todd Bodine is
third, 54 back, and
Johnny Benson is
fourth, 56 back. Even
Darnell is just 137 out of
-,The key reason for .
the tight points race .is.-
that Hornaday, who has
three race victories, is
the only full-time Truck
Series driver to have
won more than once
this season. Part-time
driver Kyle Busch has
Surprisingly Mike Skinner is still seeking his
'first 2008 victory. But he's sixth in the standings,
113 points out of the lead.
New testing procedures considered
NASCAR officials are looking at a significant
change in their testing policy and initial reports in-
dicate that Sprint Cup teams will be allowed to
once again test at tracks where the circuit races.
In recent years, NASCAR has limited tests at
tracks where the Cup circuit runs to five or six
open tests, in which all teams are allowed to partic-
ipate. That policy was implemented as a cost-sav-
ings measure, but teams kept testing anyway at
some tracks, including Nashville Superspeedway
and Kentucky Speedway
But NASCAR is considering a policy that would
allow each racing organization 24 days of tests at
Cup tracks of their choosing. The traditional win-
ter tests at Daytona International Speedway aren't
likely to be affected.
CATCHING UP WITH ...
Tony Stewart announced last
week that he's leaving Joe Gibbs
Racing at the end of this season to
become half owner and driver at
the current Haas CNC Racing
team, which will be known as
Stewart Haas Racing next year.
Stewart held a press conference at
Chicagoland Speedway to discuss
Here are excerpts, compiled by
Rick Minter of Cox News Service.
On how he arrived at his deci-
sion: "It was a huge decision-mak-
ing process, obviously, something
that was not made overnight. We
did weigh our options heavily as
far as what was available out there.
The opportunity to have owner-
ship in a race team was something
that was, in my opinion, a once-in-
"I don't think an offer like this
has ever been made in this series
to a driver. And I don't know that
an offer of this magnitude will be
offered in the next year or two or
down the road.
"But I'm very honored that
[Haas team manager Joe Custer]
and his organization have wel-
comed me aboard, not only as a
driver but as an owner."
On why team ownership is im-
portant to him: "Since 2001, when
we started our first World of
Outlaws team, I've started to un-
derstand the value of it and what it
means to me in life. With a second
World of Outlaws team that we
added this year and obviously our
two USAC Midget Sprint Car and
Silver Crown operations, I've real-
ly enjoyed that aspect of my life
over the last seven years.
"Eight years ago, when people
asked me if I'd consider ownership
in a NASCAR team, I said 'no way'
I said I wouldn't be able to deal
with the politics. But after owning
race tracks and having race teams,
now I think it's a side of me that I
really enjoy, and having the oppor-
tunity to have a new challenge and
HWY. 20 WEST,
to help build an organization and
be a part of it and know that what-
ever the results are at the end of
the day that I'm directly responsi-
ble for, that is something that's im-
portafit to me."
On who will drive the team's
second car: "We're looking*, just
like any other car owner does now,
at who is available, where they're
at in the stages of their contract,
who is not available, who is inter-
ested and who is not. Joe [Custer]
and I will work together to try to
secure drivers as soon as possible,
and hopefully not only a driver but
sponsors, and we'll be able to an-
nounce everything hopefully
On how ownership might af-
fect his legacy: "As time has gone
on and I've gotten a little bit older
here, you start realizing the impor-
tance of history and what values
are important to you. The thought
of being another Richard
Childress or a Richard Petty or a
Rick Hendrick ... that opportunity
to do this in this sport was very im-
portant to me."
On how the deal came about:
"It actually started at the end of
the calendar year last year, in
December. [That] was the first time
I was presented with this opportu-
nity In the middle of spring, we
went to Joe [Gibbs] and said, 'Hey, I
have an opportunity This is what
I'm looking at.'
"I was very up front and honest
with Joe and J.D. [Gibbs] about it.
This was a hard process to go
through with Joe [Gibbs].
"There was a lot of emotion in-
volved at times. But at the end of
the day, there was understanding."
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and driver at
On whether he thinks he'll be
competitive next year: "I really
feel like when you look at this pro-
gram, we have support with
Hendrick engines, Hendrick chas-
sis and Hendrick technical sup-
port. So I feel like we have the vari-
ables in place to go out and be
competitive right away. At the
same time, we know it's a rebuild-
ing process and it's going to be an
adjustment period. How long is
this adjustment period going to
take? We don't know."
Jon Plummer, Pharmacist
20370 Central Ave. West,
a u d i
Home Entertainment and
19277 State Rd 20 West,
Blountstown, FL 32424
17324 Main St. N.,
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ALCO opens Aug. 21
The new ALCO depart-
ment store on State Road
20 West in Blountstown is
scheduled to open August
The first of it's kind in
Blountstown store will
employ 25 to 30 (over
250 applications have
already been received!).
As shown at left, several
employees have already
started work stocking
shelves in the 22,000
include clothing for the
entire family, food, crafts,
fabrics, furniture, hard-
ware, housewares, jewel-
ry, lawn and graden,
sporting goods, toys, sta-
tionary, and more.
Bored with how to spend the
down time during her recovery,
she asked God for guidance.
"He told me to take those
books off my shelf and take
them to the jail." Initially, she
argued with Him, believing the
jail would never let her in since
she had a criminal record. A
visit to Sheriff's Office 'staffer
Olivia Whitfield, one of her
spiritual moms from the Bristol
church where she grew up,
proved her wrong. "She practi-
cally carried me across the
street [to the jail]," Francine
remarks. "She was so excited."
With Whitfield's prompting
and encouragement, Francine
began doing bible study with
some of the female inmates
when she was in town once
every six weeks. Before long,
she realized God wanted to use
her and Bill full time to begin a
Celebrate Recovery (CR) pro-
gram. "I told Bill if we don't go
home and get this program
going, I've got a feeling God is
going to dump this truck over in
the ditch," says Francine.
After receiving training at
Saddleback Church in
California, the Fishers visited
Killearn United Methodist
Church, in Tallahassee where
the CR program was inr full
swing. She took Maj. Conyers
to a family night program and.
he was immediately sold on the
idea. Capt. Partridge and Lt.
Chad Smith from the jail visited
next, along with two inmates,
and they were convinced it
would work in Liberty County.
Francine and her husband, Bill,
founded Southern Cross
Outreach to administer CR and
the program at the Liberty
County Jail was born.
Francine stresses that the
program isn't just, for drug
addicts; it's about recovery
from any kind of problem -
alcohol, drugs, overeating, gam-
bling, fear, anxiety, guilt,
divorce, and more. As their
brochure reads, "Celebrate
Recovery is for anyone with a
hurt, habit, or hang-up...some-
thing that hinders our walk with
God." And the focus is on get-
ting to the root of the problem
that got you where you are.
Clay Harris of Blountstown
says the program has truly
changed his life. Although he
was sentenced to the Florida
Department of Corrections
(DOC), he is serving out his
sentence at the Liberty County
Jail. "I got in trouble with crys-
tal meth," he explains. "I had a
bad addiction and when I got
here I was really screwed up. I
slept the first couple months
and didn't do anything." But
when he joined a DOC work
crew that was building an addi-
tion to the jail, he began want-
ing to change. After 'setting
trusses' during the day, the crew
would return to the prison, but
Harris would pull a couple jail
inmates and they'd continue
the work after hours and on
weekends. "It helped out a lot
with my confidence," he says.
"When I got here, I was pretty
down and out. I didn't know
how it would be when I got out
- what I would do and what
people would think of me. But
[the Sheriff's Office] put some
trust in me and that gave me
When Bill and Francine
Fisher arrived with a video to
introduce the CR program,
. Harris signed up. "One thing I
learned from this is we didn't
wake up one morning screwed
up and you aren't going to wake
up one morning and be fixed,"
he emphasizes. "We take a per-
sonal inventory of our whole life
- all the goods and the bads.
When you .look back over that
you see the things that trig-
gered this and that."
Twenty months into a three
year sentence, Harris is now on
a new road. "[This program]
has changed my whole life com-
pletely," he says. "I can't start
over again. I made some "bad
choices, but I just needed help
to get over it."
If Harris could say anything
to someone reading this who is
where he was months ago, it
would be, "Don't wait until
you're in jail to get help."
As it turns out, no one in our
area has to wait. The CR pro-
gram is now being offered at
RiverTown Community Church
in Blountstown where two
groups one for men and the
other for women has been
organized. To sign up, call
Francine Fisher at
ing the following tips to prevent
a motorist from being the vic-
tim of fuel thefts:
V Consider the purchase of
a locking gas cap.
V When possible, park your
car in a locked garage.
V Park in well-lit areas
V If a vehicle has an alarm,
set it before parking.
V. Check the fuel gauge
before parking; report any fuel
, V When pumping fuel at a.
gas station, never leave an acti-
vated pump unattended.
V If purchasing a new vehi-
cle, inquire about a locking fuel
Farms and agricultural oper-
ations in general, both national-
ly and in Florida, appear to be
victims of increasing gasoline
and diesel thefts also, and
Bronson recommends that such
properties be fenced or gated,
and as well lit when possible.
Nurseries, packinghouses and
agricultural storage. areas
should consider installing secu-
rity cameras with a tape back-
Having notified both Michael Burke and Irma
Melton at their last known address of their right to
reclaim one abandoned 1983 Mobile Home,
Serial No. GDWGA318321565, located at 15726,
Lot 4, Altha, Florida 32421 and receiving no reply
within time designated.
The following shall take place.
Date, Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.
1 1983 Mobile Home, Serial No.
GDWGA318321565, shall be sold to the highest
bidder with bids beginning at $500.00, at location
of 15726, Lot 4, N.W. Smith Street, Altha, Florida.
It shall be the responsibility of buyer to move
mobile home within 10 days of auction.
Signed: Curtis Gates
Ouida C. Gates
July 9, 16, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY FLORIDA,
File Number: 08-0031 PR
IN RE: OREN C. CLEMENTS
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of OREN C.
CLEMENTS, deceased, whose date of death
was May 10, 2007, and whose social security
number is 262-16-8085, File Number 08-0031 PR
is pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859
Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida
32424, The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of thiis Notice is
July 9, 2008.
CELESTA JEANE SHULER, aka,
JEAN CLEMENTS SHULAR
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. SHAD REDMON
20859 CENTRAL AVENUE EAST
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
FLORIDA BAR NO. 0108073
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUI
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
VALIDATION OF NOT EXCEEDING
$1,070,000 TOWN OF ALTHA,
FLORIDA WATER REVENUE
BONDS, SERIES 2009
THE TOWN OF ALTHA,
FLORIDA, a municipal corporation
of the State of Florida,
STATE OF FLORIDA and the Taxpayers,
Property Owners and Citizens of the Town
of Altha, Florida including nonresidents
owning property or subject to taxation therein,
and all others having or claiming any right,
title or interest in property to be affected by
the issuance by Plaintiff of the Bonds, herein
described, or to be affected in any way thereby,
AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE
STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, THE SEVER-
AL PROPERTY OWNERS, TAXPAYERS AND
CITIZENS OFTHETOWN OF ALTHA, FLORIDA,
INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROP-
ERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN,
AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY
RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO
BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE BY PLAIN-
TIFF OF BONDS HEREINAFTER MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED; OR TO BE AFFECT-
ED IN ANY WAY THEREBY:
You and each of you are hereby required to
appear on the 12th day of August, 2008, at 2:15
o'clock P.M., before the Circuit Court for the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Calhoun
County, Florida, at the Calhoun County
Courthouse, in Blountstown, Florida, and to show
cause why the Complaint filed in this action
should not be granted, and the Bonds therein
described and the proceedings authorizing the
issuance thereof validated and confirmed, said
Bonds being designated "Town of Altha, Florida
Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2009" in an
aggregated principal amount not to exceed
$1,070,000, a more particular description of said
bonds being contained in the Complaint filed in
This Order to Show Cause shall be published in
the manner required by Section 75.0-6, Florida
Statutes, as amended, in The County Record, a
newspaper published and of general circulation
in the Town of Altha, Florida, once e each week
for two consecutive weeks prior to the date of the
hearing set forth in the preceding paragraph, the
first publication to be at least twenty (20) days
prior to said date.
DONE AND ORDERED at Blountstown,
Calhoun County, Florida this 1st day of July,
H. HENTZ McCLELLAN
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT Clyde Carter
the holder of the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance,
the description of the property, and the names in
which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 496 Year of Issuance: 2001
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel #21-
2N-11-0000-0045-0000. The North-Hal of the
Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of
Section 21, Township 2 North', Range 11 West,
Calhoun County, Florida.
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: Patricia D.
Tindall, 605 Blaine St., Van Wert, Ohio 45891.
Said Property being the County of CALHOUN,
STATE OF FLORIDA. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according to law the property
described in such certificate shall be SOLD to the
highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the
14th day of August, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. CST.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of Circuit Court of
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
July 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 2008
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public auc-
tion on July 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (C.T.).
1996 Mazda 626
Green In Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker Service,
19844 S.W: South Street, Suite A, Blountstown,
Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. PH: 850-674-TOWS
1990 Chrysler New Yorker
White In Color
Auction will be held at Paul's Wrecker Service,
19844 S.W. South Street, Suite A, Blountstown,
Paul's Wrecker Service reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. PH: 850-674-TOWS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN
File Number: PR08-30
IN RE: ROBERT T. DAVIS,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE OF CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE. ABOVE ESTATE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of
the Estate of ROBERT T. DAVIS, File Number
PR08-30 is pending In the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division,
20859 Central Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424, the
address of which is the Calhoun County
Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida. The Personal
Representative of the Estate is MARY WARREN
DAVIS. The name and address of the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All persons having claims or demands against
the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the
Clerk of the abpve Court a written statement of
any claim or demand they may have. Each claim
must be in writing and must indicate the basis for
the claim, the name and address of the creditor
or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim
is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the
uncertainty shall be state. If the claim is
secured, the security shall be described. The
claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the
claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one
copy to the Personal Representative. All persons
interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration has been mailed are
required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE, to file any objection they may have that
challenges the validity of the decedent's Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, or
the venue or jurisdiction of the Court.
DATED this 7th day of JULY, 2008
MARY WARREN DAVIS
Post Office Box 817
Blountstown, Fl 32424
J. DAVID HOUSE
16865 S.E. RIVER STREET
BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424
FLORIDA BAR #282359
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REP.
July 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 2008
MOSES MEDINA, JR.
AND HECTOR E. VAZQUEZ,
MESSER MOBILE HOME SALES, INC., AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST IT; THE
JUDGMENT CREDITORS OF DEFENDANT,
AND THE SEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN
INTEREST, TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PER-
SON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST ANY CORPORATION OR OTHER
LEGAL ENTITY NAMED AS A DEFENDANT;
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, OR WHOSE
EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIM-
ING UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE NAMED OR
DESCRIBED DEFENDANT OR PARTIES OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICATION
TO: MESSER MOBILE HOME SALES, INC, ET
whose location is unknown, the unknown
Defendants who may be assignees, lienors, cred-
itors, trustees and all parties claiming an Interest
by, through, or under or against the Defendants,
who are known known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to have any right,
title, or interest in the property described below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet
title, has been filed against you regarding the
property located in Calhoun County, and more
fully described as follows:
Commence at 6 inch square concrete monument
marking the Southeast corner of Section 35,
Township 2 North, Range 11 West, Calhoun
County, Florida and run thence North 89 degrees
22 minutes 27 seconds West along the Southerly
boundary of sand Section 35 a distance of
1647.39 feet to the Southeast corner of the West
half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest
Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section
35; thence North 00 degrees 28 minutes 28 sec-
onds West 1204.79 feet to the Point of Beginning.
From said Point of Beginning thence continue
North 00 degrees 28 minutes 28 seconds West
133.05 feet; thence North 89 degrees 34 minutes
05 seconds West 333.20 feet; thence South 00
degrees 38 minutes 06 seconds West 133.06
feet; thence South 89 degrees 34 minutes 05
East 332.83 feet to the Point of Beginning.
You are required to serve a copy of your written
-defenses, if any, to this action on Mel Magldson,
Jr., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box
340, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457, on or before
August 7, 2008, and file the original with the clerk
of this court at Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 Central Ave., E, Rm. 130, Blountstown, FL
32424, either before service on Petition's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
DATED this 3rd day of July, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
July 16, 23, 2008
Super Saturday VBS
Vacation Bible School
"Super Saturday" will be held
on July 19th from 9:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m. at Macedonia
First Baptist Church for kids 4
years to 14 years of age.
There will be games, good
food, and bible study and also a
special treat. Bring your swim-
suit, a towel and an extra
change of clothes if needed.
Bring a friend and come enjoy a
day of fun. Hope to' see you
For more information you
can call Rhonda at 674-8774,
Yolanda, 674-4011 or our pas-
tor, 674-3397. God Bless You!
The church is located on Hwy.
69 North, Blountstown.
VBS begins July 27
at Christian Home
Hey Parents! We've got the
solution to summertime bore-
dom.... Send your kids to Power
Lab, where they'll discover
Jesus' miraculous power!
Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church will be having
Vacation Bible School begin-
ning Sunday, July 27th. We
will be serving dinner each
night at 5:30 and our VBS will
be from 6:00 8:00: Each day
your children will take part in
fun Bible learning they can see,
hear, touch and even taste.
We will end the exciting and
fun week with our family night
on August 1st at 6:00. There
will be a few surprises!! We
look forward to seeing you all
there. We are located on Hwy.
69N. If you have any ques-
tions, you can contact the
church at 674-5194.
Bible School to be
held at Victory Hill
Victory Hill Pentecostal
Holiness Church, at 15947
Ashley Shiver Road in Altha,
will be hostirig "God's Big
Backyard" Vacation Bible
School July 20th through July
25th from 6 to 8:45 pm for all
For more information, call
Legal Notice Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
PUBLIC AUCTION TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
Paul's Wrecker Service will hold a public auc- COUNTY, FLORIDA
tion on July 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. (C.T.). Case No. 08-166CA
and the Best Times to Hunt & Fish
Blountstown Small Engine
simply go to our website and click
on Fishing Report
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No experience is needed, just desire to make a difference
Hospice seeking volunteers
Covenant Hospice is seeking
- individuals who are interested
in making a difference in the
lives of patients and families
facing end-of-life issues and in
supporting the organization.
A volunteer workshop will
be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30
pm. Tuesday, July 22 at the
Simbo's Family Restaurant,
located at 2005 South
Waukesha Street in Bonifay.
The workshop is free and open
to the public. Dinner will be
Patient and Family Support
Volunteer Training will provide
an overview of hospice care,
including Covenant's programs
and services and the special
roles that volunteers fill. This
training prepares individuals to
volunteer in a variety of ways.
Volunteer choices include visit-
ing and companionship for
patients, supporting family
members by offering emotional
support and practical help,
assisting with fundraising
events, providing administra-
tive support in a Covenant
office, serving as an outreach
Ambassador and much more.
No special background or
experience is required to volun-
teer for Covenant, just a desire
to make a difference. Time
commitment is flexible and
based on volunteer availability.
Retired and working profession-
als are also needed to share
their expertise and experience
with patients and families. To
register or to learn more, call
Donna Meldon at 850-482-
Celebrating 25 years of
keeping the promise, Covenant
Hospice is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to pro-
viding comprehensive, compas-
sionate services to patients and
loved ones during times of life-
improvement, disparities in
exposure among subpopulations
widened. From 1999-2004,
children were four times more
likely to be exposed at home
than were adults (23.8% vs
5.9%). A higher percentage of
non-Hispanic blacks and per-
sons from low income families
were exposed to secondhand
smoke than their counterparts.
Strategies to reduce these gaps
will help protect the harmful
health effects of secondhand
For more on tobacco, please
call Pamela McDaniel at -674-
5645, ext. 238.
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Ice Machines & Cold Storage
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Williams Home Improvements
Serving Calhoun Counts" Since 1990 C .
No obTooBgorSBSmall" UP FRONTE '
CONCRETE WORK UPFRONT
PRESSURE CLEANING COMPLETION
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Reasonable Rates I Friendly Service
John Bruner Owner Sidney Hall Sales
(850) 573-1486 (850) 569-2021
New Construction &1 Remodeling
Sl.iri Lict lne Residentral C.nrraclor
,- IR,1,1,7S. "Metal Roofing
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Free kids camp
kicks off July 30
The Calhoun County Sheriff's. Office, the University of
Florida IFAS Extension. Calhoun County 4-H. University
of Florida Farrmily Nutrition Program, and Students Working
Against Tobacco are presenting a free action packed, fun
filled three-day camp for kids ages 8-12 years old that reside
in Calhoun County. The camp \ill be held Wednesday-
Friday. July 30 August 1, from 9 a m. to 4 p.m. at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center. 17773 NE Pear St., Blountstown.
Camp activities will include team sports. arts & crafts,
environmental education, group building, water activities,
wellness and nutrition education workshops, law enforce-
mnent demonstrations, lunch, snacks, game and more.
The camp is open to the first 45 kids to register.
Registration forms are available at the Calhoun County
S '- by F.J. Patrick
-_ : Commercial or Residential -"
Call for FREE Estimatle
8 850-6"4-8961 or (ell 850-890-5582
M MiO. GOODMAN
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1,5-7489 o 573061
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CARS & TRUCKS
1991 GMC Jimmy 4X4, 6.2 Diesel
4 in lift, aluminum wheels, 12 x 36
radial swampers, PS, PB, AC, auto,
AM/FM CD, $5500 OBO. Call 762-
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Conversion
Van, V8, 57,880 miles, rear air, 4
captain c hairs, electric rear bench
seat, TV w/VCR, air pump and new
tires, $3,150. Call Steve at 643-1753
1953 Chevrolet 210, 2 door sedan,
in the paint shop, $8,500. Call 674-
1995 Mustang, 3.8, V-6, standard,
$3,000 OBO. Call 272-6997 or 899-
3 bdr., 2 bath home, CH/A, good
neighborhood, $650 per month,.
$500 deposit. No pets. 674-5059 or
Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom on
John F. Bailey Road, SR 20 W,
Blountstown. $85 to $145 weekly.
Deposit required. All utilities includ-
ed. NO PETS. Also RV for rent.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home in
Clarksville. $475/month.' No pets.
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home in
Altha. $300/month with $250
deposit. No pets. Call 762-3706.
$160 2 pc Queen Plushtop mat-
tress set. New in plastic w/warranty.
Can deliver. 545-7112.
$279 New Queen Orthopedic
Pillowtop Mattress Set in Sealed
Affordable homes built on your land.
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Plastic, Warranty. Can Deliver. 222-
SOFA/LOVESEAT. NEW, lifetime
warranty, sacrifice $799. (deliver
5 pc. bedroom set. Brand new in
boxes $449. Can deliver 425-8374.
9 pc cherry dining room set New
in boxes. $799. (delivery available).
A new Memory Foam Queen
Mattress Set in plastic. $399. 545-
All NEW Pillowtop King Mattress
Set w/Warranty. $299. 425-8374.
BRAND NEW Full Mattress set,
$125/Twin set $100 w/warranty.
CHERRY Sleigh Bed w/NEW
Mattress Set $370. Can deliver.
Kenmore washing machine, $50.
26" Mountain Storm 10 speed
boy's bike, 26" Fast track 12 speed
girl's bike $50 ea.; 8-6' free standing
candle lanterns, 4 single lantern and
4 w/double lanterns, each with
wrought iron stands and brackets,
wood pole, lantern boxes are black
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
utton Creek Apartmen
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
Equal Housing Opportunity
metal with glass, made for
outdoor/indoor use, photo available
online, $300; will consider selling
individually. Top quality artificial flow-
ers, various shades of pink and
some white, pd. $300, asking $150,
white plastic mailbox $5. Call 762-
Ryobi weed eater with 2 different
string heads, used twice, bought
October 2007, 2 yr. warranty, on
weed eater, have all paperwork, paid
$105, asking $65. Call 674-5026.
One trailer for hauling big round
bales; 18 ft. long, 8 ft. wide, 18" high
sides, 4 six ply tires, electric brakes
on one of the axles; control for
brakes is included, $1250.00. Call
1950 Ford 8M tractor, $2500; fiber-
glass camper shell for small truck,
$125. Can be seen at 20261 NW
McClellan Ave., Blountstown or call
FREE: 7 month old male (Heinz 57
breed). All shot complete, flea con-
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED
vided to date. Neutering to take
place soon. he is gentle, obedient,
will be no more than 30 pounds full
grown, loves long walks, good with
children and other dogs. Needs a
home with a fence or a country
home. Call Polly or Charley at 762-
Free to good home: 2 dogs, one
male, one female, approx.. 7-8
month old. Brindle color, mixed
breed w/some bulldog in them. Do
not get along with cats, but other-
wise very friendly dogs. Call 674-
Free kittens to a good home, about
9 weeks old, majority black and
white, adorable. Call 762-2891.
Kittens free to a good home: two
black, one male and one female; ten
weeks old as of July 9. Call 674-
AVON REPS NEEDED in the area.
Start your own business for $10.00
kit. Call Cindy 850-843-5550.
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED. No
CDL? No Problem! $900 weekly.
Home weekends with TMC.
Company endorsed CDL Training. 1-
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Liberty National Life Insurance
$100,000+ Earning Potential,
Benefits, Pension, 401 (k), BCBS
Insurance. Call 1-800-257-5500.
HOME FOR SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath home in
Blountstown on 90' x 210' lot.
$99,900. Call 762-8185.
Baby male Pigmy goats, $50. Call
LOST & FOUND
Dog missing from the Blountstown
area: Female adult Husky, goes by
the name, Cheyenne. She has pup-
pies at homer and needs to come
back ASAP to take care of them.
Also, missing Not wearing collar.
Family pet. REWARD for safe return
of pet. Please call 674-1077 or 643-
6265, please leave message, if no
answer. We will gladly come pick up.
1994 mobile home, 16 x 80, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, CH/A, full electric,
must be moved. Call 850-566-5170.
For Sale or rent to own. 2003, 3
bedroom, 2 bath doublewide mobile
home and lot in Blountstown on
Depot Ave. $59,000 or $600/month
with $2,000 down. Call 850-643-
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McKenzie Blvd. Mossy Pond area off
Hwy. 274. Dishes, glassware, furni-
ture, some appliances, collectibles,
dolls & misc. Call for more info. 762-
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Calhoun County School Board
The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications
for the following position:
Office Clerical I
*Terms of Employment: 10 months/37.5 hours per week
* Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary Schedule
* Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED Computer Skills.
Possess the necessary skills and training to assist in the total
management of children, and the skills to operate business
machines, computers, etc. as well as the ability to work
cooperatively with both students and adults.
*Apply online at http://www.calhounflschools.org/. Applications
must be completed by 12:00 noon, on July 21, 2008, 12:00
* Questions concerning this job opening, may be directed to Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent or Mr. Ronnie Hand,
* Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Junly 16, 2008
NO. 10 REGULAR
With Return Address
500 (1 Box)...$59.75
1000 (2 Boxes)...$74.68
2500 (1 Case)...$131.94
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Signup for upcoming
4-H summer camps
BY JUDY LUDLOW
CALHOUN COUNTY 4-H
AND OCEANS OF FUN
The WILDLIFE DAY
CAMPS are for 20 youth ages
8-18 on August 6 and 7, 2008-
The camp will be held at Frink
Gym at the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement just, outside of
Blountstown on HWY 20 W. A
host of local experts are lined up
to work with the children.
Sample topics include first aid,
butterflies, birds of prey,
turkeys, and bats. There will
also be crafts and outdoor activ-
ities. Morning and afternoon
snacks will be provided, but
campers will need to bring their
own sack lunch. A microwave
is available for use, and the
Settlement's General Store will
be open where campers can
purchase cold drinks, candy,
games, etc. The cost for this
camp is $15 for one day (you
choose which day) or $20 for
both days. Enrollment forms
are, available on a first come
first serve basis until August
ithi, so call Whitney Cherry at
The OCEANS OF FUN!
marine day camp, is ,available
for 20 youth ages 10-16 on
August 13 and 14, 2008. The
camp will include a trip to St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park
where youth will participate in
a marine scavenger hunt, a
marine ecosystems seminar,
swimming, and sandcastle
building. Campers will need to
bring their own sack lunch and
drink. We will provide a cooler
with ice for storage. Please
understand that due to limited
seatbelts we are only able to
take 10 youth to the park on the
13th and 10 youth to the park
on the 14th. Essentially this is
a 1 day camp for the campers!
The cost for this camp is $10.
Enrollment forms are available
on a first come first serve basis
until August 8th, so call
Whitney Cherry at 674-8323
YOUTH ENJOY 4-H CAMP
Nineteen Calhoun County
youth enjoyed this summer's
camp .Timpoochee experience.
This 4-H camp is located on
Choctawhatchee Bay in
Niceville Florida. Calhoun
County youth joined 60 other
youth from Okaloosa and Gulf
counties for this weeklong
Activities included kayaking,
archery, arts and crafts, marine
ecology, boating, swimming,
campfires, group activities,
dancing, games, and much.
more. All 4-H activities are
designed to help youth develop
skills they need to be all that
they can be. This camp is
offered each summer. Call the
Extension office at 674-8323
for more information.
All programs and related
activities sponsored for, or
assisted by, the Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences are
open to all persons without dis-
crimination with respect to
race, creed, color, religion, age,
disability, sex, sexual orienta-
tion, marital status, national
origin, political opinions, or affil-
I CONSIDER IT AN HONOR TO
SERVE AS TAX COLLECTOR OF
If re-elected, my goal as Tax Collector is -to
continually pursue organizational excellence. To
serve the citizens efficiently in a timely manner,
assisting each individual with their personal and
business needs. To continue to be good stewards
of the tax payers dollars and to accurately collect
and distribute revenue to the taxing authorities.
Served as a Certified Florida Tax Collector since
2005 collecting, disbursing and managing millions
of dollars each year.
I have worked with two previous Tax Collectors,
VONNIE DUKE and BARBARA DAVIS.
Served as a Florida Certified Tax Collector's
Assistant for 16 years.
I worked in the main tag and title office 13 years.
Supervised the Property Tax Department since
I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE:
I am the only candidate that has ANY
EXPERIENCE in the collection of the 5 million
dollar plus tax roll AND WITH THAT EXPERIENCE CAN ASSURE THAT YOUR
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT IS POSTED TO YOUR CORRECT PARCEL OF
I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT HAS supervised the property tax department
since 1994. collecting disbursing, and balancing the tax roll at the end of the year with
no errors or discrepancies.
I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT HAS the experience, knowledge and
understanding of the collection of the tax roll to work with the Property
Appraiser Office efficiently correcting adjustments and applying the new tax
laws that will affect your property taxes and the collection of the revenue for
the taxing authorities.
I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT HAS WORKED IN EVERY POSITION OF
THE TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE.
I BELIEVE IN MAKING COMMITMENTS WITH CARE AND THEN TO LIVE
UP TO THEM. I BELIEVE IN KEEPING MY WORD AND DOING WHAT I TELL
YOU I WILL DO. "INTEGRITY" IS BEING SURE YOUR BELIEFS LINE UP
WITH YOUR ACTIONS.
The ONLY PROMISE that I made four years ago was to continue to serve the county
with professional service, with value, appreciation and respect for others, dedicated
and compassionate to each individual and their needs. I have continued to be
HONEST. DEPENDABLE, AND HARDWORKING. I HAVE CONTINUED TO BE
THE SAME PERSON THAT I WAS BEFORE I WAS ELECTED. I HAVE KEPT
/ believe my past experience ,and my job performance qualifies me to be the
best candidate to serve as Tax Collector for Calhoun County.
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