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The County record
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2009
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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A record number of
Calhoun Countians have
turned out for early voting. As
of press time on Tuesday
morning, 638 had cast their
ballot.
Early voting continues
through Saturday, Aug. 23,
with the polls closing at 4 p.m.
in the Calhoun County
Elections Office, located in the
courthouse basement. Election
Day is on TIesday, Aug. 26,
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 'with all,
normal precincts open.
Voters are reminded that
the district 3 County
Commission race is a universal
primary contest. Due to the'
fact all candidates are running
from the same party, all voters
in that district will decide this
race.
Remember to bring your
photo and signature ID to the
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IS CONSOUDATION REALLY OFF THE TABLE?




The fate of Altha School


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Months after the Calhoun
County School Board voted to
pursue a plan to build a new
Blountstown High School and
ax the proposal to construct a
countywide high school, ques-
tions still remain.
At last Tuesday night's
School Board meeting, dudi-


ence members voiced concerns
over the fact,the motion to con-
solidate has never been
rescinded, causing many to
speculate that it is still a possi-
bility.,
Even though the board's
long range plan approved earli-
er this month does not include
consolidation, those against the
initial countywide high school
proposal are still concerned


about the fate of Altha High
.Schbol.
Community members have
shared concerns on this issue
with The County Record, lead-
ing us to ask Superintendent
Mary Sue Neves to address
their fears about consolidation.
"The Calhoun County
School Board will not. consoli-
date Altha High School and
Blountstown High School,"


Neves emphasized when asked
about the matter Monday.
In the School Board's long
range plan, the second phase
includes applying for state
funds to build a new prek-12th
grade school at Altha. Readers
have expressed concern about
what will happen should the
state deny this request for
funds and insist on consolidat-
ing the two high schools as orig-


SAFEY


FIRE


VFD was just awarded a
$250,000 federal grant from
,FEMA to buy a new
pumper/tanker, because our
other trucks are ancient and
falling apart, and are frankly
unsafe and unreliable.
However, we have to come
up with 5%, or $12,500 in
matching funds. Worse, we
have to use all of that
money to purchase the
truck, which means we can't
use a dime of it to operate or
maintain the fire truck. If
we're lucky, the county will
occasionally come up with a
little extra to help with
matching funds, but usually
only half. In other words, we
See FIRE, page 13


ized vehicles, plus have a
station to put them in
(which is an ISO require-
ment), and train and equip
20 people at about $2800
per person for gear, plus
meet all the state and feder-
al regulations that apply to
firefighters."
What does that $3000
per year cover? "It just
about pays the fuel costs in
an average department, and
that's if we don't train too
much," Harrell replies.
"Anything else must be
raised by us, or come from
.grants."
But Harrell points out
that, even with grants,
matching funds are typical-
ly required. "Westside


MEMORIAL RECEPTION


Rotary, hospitaltopay


tribute to Dr. Snyder
The Blountstown Rotary
Club and Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital are paying tribute to
the late Dr. Grayson C. Snyder
and you are invited to be part
of the event.
A reception is planned
Thursday, August 21, at 3 p.m.
at the hospital where Dr.
Snyder spent countless hours
caring for patients from our
community.
The public is cordially invit-
ed to attend and join in honor-
ing the memory of Dr. Snyder.


finally planned. Should that
happen, what is the School
Board's 'plan b' for Altha
School?
Neves is adamant that con-'
solidation will not be an option,
stating, "We would leave stu-
dents at the present location
and build as many buildings as
possible with local capital out-
lay funds."

CRIME

Woman is

arrested for

knife threat
BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
A Blountstown woman was
arrested Sunday night for
allegedly pulling a knife on her
daughter's boyfriend.
Gwen McKelvin has' been
charged with aggravated
assault in the case.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Sgt. Darryl
Temple responded to the
Southern Express on Central ,
Avenue where he found
MEKelvin and Donnie, Lee
Donaldson arguing. Donaldson
advised McKelvin pulled up
behind him while he was
pumping gas, exited her vehi-
cle, and threatened him with a
boxcutter style knife. Her
daughter, Devorah, was with
Donaldson at the time and
advised Donnie threw the gas
nozzle and fled with Gwen
chasing him. A clerk at the
store also witnessed the alleged
incident.


MOVIE UNDER THE STARS:
Blountstown Main Street hosted
a back-to-school Movie on the
Square Friday night featuring
"Remember the Titans'. For high-
lights, turn to page 3.


A look at the'

heroes of

Calhoun County:

Our volunteer

firefighters who

are struggling to

operate their

departments

and protect their

neighbors with

limited funds.

BY KELLI PEACOCK will tel
News Editor moment
biggest
Heroes. ing the
That's the only word to operate.
describe the men and "We'"
women who serve as fire- year fri
fighters here in Calhoun operate
County. Only one firefighter that wil
in the entire community is couple (
paid (and he still volunteers engine,
many hours). The remain- we have
der donate' their services, volunte(
'breaking away from family ensure
time and their jobs, at all and the:
hours of the day and night, ment,
to keep their neighbors safe. Westside
But being a volunteer Harrell
firefighter these days is think yo
becoming more challenging ate a ty
than ever. Ask any Calhoun $3000 i
County VFD chief and they four or


1 you, without a
's hesitation, the
obstacle is overcom-
lack of funding to
ve gotten $3000 per
om the county to
a fire department
i1 typically have a
of brush trucks, an
and a tanker, plus
e to keep about 20
ers on board to
adequate response,
y need gear, equip-
and training,"
e Fire Chief Doug
explains. "I don't
u can buy and oper-
'pical family car on
per year, much less
five highly special-


Local students head back to class
Calhoun County schools opened 'bright and early Monday
morning, but not everyone was happy about it. Above, Arleshia
Speights wipes away a few tears as her young son adjusts to his
first day of kindergarten at Blountstown Elementary School. Fbr
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Magnolia VFD opens


Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department members celebrated their
rnew fire station inside the Calhoun County Airport & Industrial
Park on Hwy. 71 North with grand opening festivities Saturday.
In place of the usual ribbon cutting, a ".hose uncoupling" was
held, along with tours of the facility. Guests also got a chance
to check out the new fire truck, received from the 2007
Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The 5,436 'square-foot building
will house five apparatus bays, a meeting area, two bunk
rooms, and a day room. This fire station was designed with the
future in mind. The cost of this facility totaled $225,000.
Funding was acquired through a $150,000 USDA grant, a
$40,000 loan to the department from USDA, and $35,000 over
a two year span from county funding. The steel building was
erected by Stateline Steel and the station was designed by Paul
Donofro & Associates. Almost all of the remaining building labor
was done by fire department volunteers. Fire Chief Kevin Parrish
and all the volunteers extend their appreciation to the many indi-
viduals and agencies who helped make this station possible.


Dear Editor,
Tuesday of last week Mr.
Ronnie Hand, Principal of
Altha School, called me to
request a school bus for Friday,
August 15. The purpose was to
take his teachers on an educa-
tional field trip. The.
Administration of Altha School
wanted their faculty to under-
stand what many of their stu-
dents do each day in order, to
get to school and home again.
Many of our students get on the
bus at 6:00 a.m. and ride for
over an hour only to reverse the
trip in the afternoon.
I thought this was a great
idea and personally think every
principal and their teachers
should do the same to better
understand what the students
and bus drivers go through each
day. This would create a more
positive understanding of our
students.
As Transportation Director
and a teacher for 42 years, I
commend Mr. Hand and Mrs.
Ladonna Kelly for stepping out
of the box and doing something
positive for our schools. Yes, I
do want to get on The Energy
Bus and encourage all other
school personnel to do the
same. Creating a more positive
attitude and understanding of
those we serve will make us all
winners.
COST: 8 gal. fuel -- $40
RESULTS: Understanding
and Compassion PRICE-
LESS
David Pitts
Director of Transportation
Calhoun County School
Board

,To the Editor:
I am inquiring as to who you
have to talk to about getting an
outside work squad from
Calhoun C.I. assigned to clean
up and maintain the Mt. Olive
Cemetery in Altha, Fla.


I road by the cemetery
where my father is buried with-
in the last few weeks. I was
appalled at the condition of the
cemetery at that time. I am 51
years old and have never seen
Mt. Olive Cemetery in that
kind of shape. It is an embar-
rassment to Calhoun County, to
the community, as well as the
families who have their loved
ones buried in Mt. Olive
Cemetery, to have your ceme-
tery in such conditions. Most
especially when there are work
squads that are available to the
community and can be assigned
to do these types of jobs on a
regular basis, and not as an
after thought.
I have been told that this is
assigned by the county commis-
sioners and if it's not on.their
priority list that it will not be
done. I would like to know
exactly what needs to be done
and who is exactly responsible
for getting this done so the Mt.'
Olive Cemetery can be kept
clean on a regular basis as well
as all cemeteries.

Thank You,
Linda Benton

Letter to the Editor,
Well, voting and election
time is upon us again. Locally,
campaign signs are everywhere
and most candidates have
endured the hot sun and. thun-
.derstorms and have been on
knocking on, door, hoping for a,
few minutes of your time.
Many folks will agree that
"we the people" seem to be los-
ing control of our great country.
It seems that megadollar corpo-
rations and anything with huge
money attached is slowly taking
us over. Do you ever wonder
why this is? Simple in my opin-
ion, it is because of the way we


See LEITERS, page 11


CALHOUN COUNTY
Aug. 12: Albert Marshall, aggravated battery; Thaddeus Evans
Alston, trespass after warning; Robert Jerome Taylor, VOP; Heather
Lynn Pierce, VOP
Aug. 13: Gary Otha Chapman, FTA; Jasmine Paige Williams, FTA;
Geanna Lynell Hitt, violation of conditional release
Aug. 14: Beth Ann Aolerns, FTA; Alana Vickers, FTA
Aug. 15: Richard Alan Mayo, Jr., grand theft; Sharlett Gonzalez, vio-
lation of suspended sentence; Daniel William Maxwell, disorderly
intoxication; Timothy Vann Smith, disorderly intoxication; Cornelis
Eugene Akines, improper exhibit of firearm, Hillsborough Co. war-
rants, poss. of firearm by felon
Aug. 16: April Nicole McCollum, VOP, violation of suspended sen-
tence; DWLSR; Holley Danyelle Kent, DWLSR with knowledge '
Aug. 17: Chasity Marie Coleman, FTA/Jefferson Co.; Paula Renee
Pitts, disorderly intoxication, felony battery, VOP; Gwendolyn Elaine
McKelvin, aggravated assault; Cassandra Michelle Jones, cruelty
toward a child, VOP
Aug. 18: Julie Christine Miranda, DWLSR with knowledge; Stephen
Keith, DWLSR/felony; Mark Honnaker, VOCP; James Yenerall, VOCP

LIBERTY COUNTY
Aug. 11: Thomas Lee Miller, grand theft
Aug. 12: Sandy Coburn, hold for CCSO
Aug. 13: Jasmine Williams, hold for CCSO; Geanna Hitt, hold for
CCSO; Sedessa Fisher, hold for Century Cl transport
Aug. 14: Joyce Mears, VOP
Aug. 15: Billy Pierce, out of county warrant; Kevin Tyler Martina, hold
for Franklin Co.; Alana Vickers, hold for Calhoun Co.; Beth Ann
Adams, hold for Calhoun Co.
Aug. 16: April N. McCollum, hold for Calhoun Co.; Holley Danyelle
Kent, hold for Calhoun Co.
Aug. 17: Paula Renee Pitts, hold for Calhoun Co.; Gwen Elaine
McKelvin, hold for Calhoun Co.
Aug. 18: Cassandra M. Jones, hold for Calhoun Co.; Julie Miranda,
hold for Calhoun Co.

The above Individuals 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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The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 3


Blountstown Main Street hosted a back-to-school Movie on the Square Friday night featuring the
star-studded football flick, Remember the Titans. The crowd got fired up before the show with per-
formances by cheerleaders from both Blountstown High School and Liberty County High School.
The fun continued during the movie as Main Street treated everyone to free popcorn and Kool-Aid!
Thanks to Chief Glenn Kimbrel, Major Rodney Smith, and Cpl. Fred Tanner for grilling hamburgers
and hot dogs for the event. Much appreciation to Sheriff David Tatum, Tim Jenks, the Calhoun
County EMS crew and Blountstown Fire Chief Ben Hall for all their help.








The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 4


Ceremony planned Oct. 4 in Chipley



Pitts, Webb will

Mr. and Mrs. Alaxon Pitts of Mrs. Bill Pitts of Chipley and Florida Department of Trans
Chipley announce the engage- the late Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Transportation in Chipley. TI
ment and forthcoming marriage Sasser of Bethlehem, FL. The prospective groom is the Octol
of their daughter, Alaina Marie, Alaina is a 2004 graduate of grandson of Mrs. Mattie Webb Blue
to Wendell Corey Webb, son of Chipley High School and a and the late Mr. W.T. Webb of Chipl
Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Webb of 2008 graduate of Florida State Altha, FL and Mr. and Mrs. Cent.
Chipley. University where she earned a David E. Saye of Jay, FL. the c
The bride-elect is the grand- BS in civil engineering. She is Corey is a 2002 graduate of
daughter of the late Mr. and currently employed at the The Independent Chapel. He Ni


is currently employed with the
Florida Department of


sent.
invite


wed

sportation in Chipley.
he wedding is set for
ber 4, 2008, at 3:30 pm at
Lake Baptist Church in
ley. A reception at the Ag
er will immediately follow
ceremony.

o local invitations will be
All family and friends are
ed to attend.


Alaina Marie Pifts and Wendell Corey Webb



Downtown market


opens September 6


Blountstown Main Street is
pleased to announce the open-
ing of a downtown farmers mar-
ket featuring fresh produce,
home baked items, handmade
crafts, and original artwork.
The River Valley
Marketplace will be open the
first Saturday of every month
from 8 a.m. to noon. Opening
day is set for Saturday, Sept. 6.
in the greenspace next to
Wakulla Bank. Vendor spaces
are completely FREE, but
there are some requirements:
V Absolutely no flea mar-
kets or yard sales.
V The vendor is responsible
for all their set up items such as
tables, tents, etc. There is no
electricity. If you use a tent, it
must be white or beige so we
can create a cohesive look.
V Produce must be vendor
grown and sold.
V No selling out of trucks;
please set up a nice presenta-
tion at your booth.
If you would like to be a ven-
dor, you must register in
advance. Again, there is no fee,


but you must apply. Contact
Kelli at 899-0500 or via email
at kelli@thecountyrecord.net

Kimbrel-Duncan
family reunion is
Sunday at noon
The Kimbrel-Duncan family
reunion is set for Sunday,
August 24, at noon at the Altha
Community Center.
Paper goods and ice will be
provided. Please bring your
favorite dish. All family and
friends are welcome to attend.
Grantham-Edenfield
reunion August 30
at Four Mile Creek
Come and join us for the
Grantham-Edenfield Family
Reunion on August 30th at
Four 1Mile Creek from 12:00
noon until. '*Come bring a well
filled basket and enjoy the fel-
lowship.


Amber Michelle Cosby and Jason Sulewski


Cosby, Sulewski will


speak vows Aug. 30


Together with their families,
Amber Michelle Cosby and
Jason Sulewski announce their
marriage on Saturday, August
30. The ceremony and recep-
tion will take place at the
Center for Cultural Arts in
Dothan, AL.
Jason is employed as the

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Stop Career Center in
Blountstown and Amber is
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Marianna as a Retail Sale


Consultant.
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Happy Birthday,
Theodore Black, Jr.
aka "Poohnanny"
Love, Your Mama, Pops,
Brothers & Sisters, and Two
Little Girls, Tio &.Chair
I Love You! -Mama
Happy Belated Birthday to
Myles, Jr. & Teresa


Look who's finally a preteen -
Monazia Khaleigh
Smlth-Elmore turns "12"
She is the daughter of Lynette
V. Harris and Irvin EIlmore Jr.
She has one Brother, Oshiua and
three sisters, Hormone,' Ashley
and Lauren. Her grandparents
are Don and Nela Wilson, Myles
Brown, Sr. of Blountstown and
Claude Sr. and Indiania Elmore
of. Tuscaloosa, AL. Her great
grandparents are Elijah
Henderson of Bristol and Sam
and Katherine Wilson of
Dorchester, MA.
Monazia. loves to participate
in .her. home church, Prayer
Chainers Mission of God, where
Apostle Geraldine Sheard is pas-
tor, by singing in the choir;.danc-
ing in the African Dance Group
and teaching the youth Sunday
School class. She also loves to
write and read poetry, act, partic-
ipate in beauty pageants and
most of all model, in which she
plans on pursuing a career in
some day. Her most favorite
thing of all time is SHOPPING,
always on the go!
Lots of love,
Mommie & Daddy


ALCO will open on


Thursday at 7 a.m.


A new ALCO Store will
open in Blountstown, Fla., on
Thursday, Aug. 21. The store's
Grand Opening celebration will
start at 7:00 a.m. with refresh-
ments followed by a ribbon cut-
ting for local dignitaries and
store staff at 7:45 a.m.
The approximately 20,000
square foot store is located at
19962 Central Ave. and


Happy 25th Birthday,
Kayla Dalton & Kevin Hansford
I August 18
No molatter where you are,
we love you.
Love, Mom & Dad


HAPPY "18th" BIRTHDAY,
HEATH BAILEY!
August 19, 2008
We Love You, Your Family


Congratulations, Tramaine,
keep up the hard work!!
Tramaine Spears received his
AS degree in May of 2005 for
Network Administration. This
past May he received his AA for
Information Systems and
Technology. Tramaine is cur-.
rently attending Chipola College
to pursue his Bachelors degree
in Business Management.
We love you, Mama, T.J.,
Tiffany, Tamryn, Iheisha,
and Jamari


Ivey Brothers will perform at

Endless Summer Dinner/Dance


Chipola's Endless Summer
Dinner/Dance- is set for Aug. 23
at the National Guard Armory.
The event will reunite old
Chipola friends and'alumni for
a relaxing evening to benefit
the college's athletic programs.
The Ivey Brothers band will
provide the perfect musical
backdrop for the occasion.
Chipola history professor
Robert Ivey is the band's
drummer. The Iveys will be


joined by The Villagers, anoth- *
er popular Chipola band from
the 1960's.
Bobby Pierce, head coach of
the Troy University Baseball
team, is the special guest.
Tickets are $50 per person.

Local favorite Bobby Sims
will prepare his mouth-water-
ing barbecue for the dinner.
For ticket information, call
Lillie Hamil at 850-718-2375.


employs approximately 25
associates. The store hours will
be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. Sunday.
The new Blountstown
ALCO will offer a full line of
quality merchandise supplied
from the 350,000 square foot
ALCO distribution center in
Abilene, Kan.


Sheriff joins effort


to protect children


Calhoun County Sheriff
David L. Tatum recently par-
ticipated in a state-wide effort
to protect children in Florida by
providing a child ID kit to more
than 2,200 students in the
Calhoun County School
District.
Sheriff Tatum joined efforts
with the American Football
Coach's Association and FBI's
National Child ID Program to
ensure that parents and
guardians in Calhoun County
were equipped with the. vital
tools necessary to help recover
their child in the 'event of an
emergency. The kit provides
fingerprinting and a DNA sam-
ple that parents can complete
and store in the home.
Partners in this initiative
included the Florida Sheriff's
Association as well as the
Florida Association of'District
School Superintendents. In the
state of Florida, 38 sheriffs dis-
tributed more than 350,000 ID

Main Street

meets Monday

at Connie's

Blountstown Main Street
will meet Monday, Aug. 25, at
12 noon at Connie's Kitchen
downtown.
Anyone interested in down-
town revitalization, is urged to
attend.
Items on the agenda include
the upcoming 3rd Annual
Murder Mystery Dinner
Theatre, plans for the opening
of the River Valley
Marketplace, and much more.
For more details, call Kelli at
899-0500.


kits to children in counties
across the state.


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CALHOUN COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT
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IMPORTANT
DATES AND
DEADLINES

* EARLY VOTING: Continues'
through Saturday, Aug. 23,
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the
Elections Office. After early
voting closes on August 23,
voters must either go to the
polls on.Election Day or vote
an absentee ballot.
* IDENTIFICATION FOR
VOTING: Florida law
requires that voters present
a photo and signature ID
when voting early or at the
polls, even if the poll worker
knows the voter. Voters
without proper identification
are entitled to vote a
provisional ballot. The
following, or any combination
of the following IDs are
acceptable: Florida driver
license; Florida ID issued by
the Dept. of Highway Safety
& Motor Vehicles;
Neighborhood association
ID; Retirement center ID;
Public assistance ID; Debit
or credit card; U.S. passport;
Student ID; Military ID.
ABSENTEE BALLOT
DATES/DEADLINES:
Wednesday, August 20:
Last day to request an
absentee ballot to be
mailed to a voter
Thursday, Aug. 21: First
day absentee ballots may
be picked up by a voter's
designee
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7:00
p.m. (Election Day):
Deadline for absentee
ballots to be returned to
the Elections Office to be
counted for the election


I3DMOCATI AT


These races will appear on all
Democrat ballots in all precincts:

COUNTY /
SHERIFF
(Vote for One)
Charles (Chuck) McCrone, Jr. DEM
SDavid L. Tatum DEM
TAX COLLECTOR
(Vote for One)
Doris Burkett DEM
Becky Trickey Smith DEM
Royce Gene Wise DEM
SUPERINTENDENT OF
SCHOOLS
(Vote for One)


Ron Mears


DEM


Mary Sue Neves DEM
Glenda Sue Vickery DEM
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
(Vote for One)
Margie Laramore DEM
Jara Raisbeck Whitworth DEM


COUNTY COMMISSION
RACES-DEMOCRAT
This race will appear on all
Democrat ballots in District 1 .
(Precincts 1, 7 & 8):
COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 1
(Vote for One)
Jerry Guilford DEM
Shelby Hires DEM
Danny Ray Wise DEM

This race will appear on all
Democrat ballots in District 5
(Precincts 9, 10, 11B and 13):,

COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 5
(Vote for One)


Thomas G. Flowers
Steve G. Mears Sr.
Clifford (Jeff) O'Brian
Harold Pickron


DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM


SCOOL OAD NOPATIAN


This race will appear on all
ballots in District 1
(Precincts 1, 7 & 8):
NONPARTISAN
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
DISTRICT 1
(Vote for One)
Edward Holley
Steve Mears Jr.
Danny Ryals
Grant Williams


This race will appear on all
ballots in District 4
(Precincts 11A & 12):


NONPARTISAN
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
DISTRICT 4
(Vote for One)
Clifford Jackson
Thaddeus J. Simmons
Kenneth F. Speights


IMargie C. Lararmore
CALHOUN COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
20859 Central Ave. E., Rm. G-10, Blountstown, FL 32424
Phone (850) 674-8568 Fax (850) 674-2449 www.votecalhoun.com E-mail soecalco@fairpoint.net


This race will appear on all
ballots for all party affiliations in
District 3 (Precincts 5 and 6).
This is called a "UNIVERSAL
PRIMARY CONTEST."
COUNTY COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT 3
UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST
(Vote for One)


Teddie M. Attaway Jr.
Wanda Abbott Chason
Jeral Hall


Steve Johnson
Don Miller


DEM
DEM


This race will appear on all
Republican ballots in all
precincts:


CONGRESSIONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
IN CONGRESS
DISTRICT 2
(Vote for One)


Eddie Hendry REP
Mark Mulligan REP


The Town of Altha races will
appear only on the ballots of
voters who reside within the
official town limits of Altha:

NONPARTISAN
TOWN OF ALTHA
TOWN MAYOR
(Vote for One)
Sarah Eagleston
Wes Johnston
Tim Lewis
Rachel Watson
TOWN OF ALTHA
TOWN COUNCILMAN
(Vote for No More Than Three)
Derek Creamer
Shane Eagleston
Charlie M Hansford
Rick Watson


You are cordia(y invited

to attend a reception in
memory of the ate

Grajson C. Sn der MD

in a yreciation of his many

years of dedicated service to
the community.

5-osted by the

P(ountstown 'Rotary Clu6

andc Cafhoun Liberty
09-losyita(

on iqhurscday,

August 21st, 2 008

S at 3:oo CST


IMPORTANT: If you are unsure of your voting location or have
any questions about your ballot, voting or elections, please call
the Calhoun County Elections Office at 674-8568 or visit
www.votecalhoun.com. Sample ballots are also available on our
Web site or in our office.


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A oD Wildlife Expo this weekend



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Tigers preparing for opener;


community pep rally Aug. 26


Two weeks and counting.....
That's how long before the
Tigers kickoff the pre-season
classic at Liberty County on
August the 29th.
The Tigers just finished two-
a-days this past week dealing
with the heat and the rainy
weather. We also had to unfor-
tunately deal with the injury
bug in camp to two players last
week. Senior Josh Godwin
probably re-fractured a collard
bone that was originally broken
in the spring and Sophomore
Dowling Lee suffered a knee


injury, the extent unknown at
this time. The long term status
of both players is unknown at
this time, but looks as if both
players will miss significant
time this season.
All the players worked
extremely hard during camp
and are looking forward to
starting the season.
Just a reminder of a few
important dates upcoming. This
SATURDAY AUGUST 23rd,
will be the FUTURE TiGER
CAMP There will be no charge
for the camp!.! The camp is for


all pee-wee football age players
from age 7-12 and any middle
school age players .that would
like to attend. The camp will
run from 9:00 12:00 AM at
Bowles Field.
The COMMUNITY PEP
RALLY will be TUESDAY,
AUGUST 26th, at 6:30 PM at
the BHS Auditorium.
The Middle School will host
a jamboree on Thursday the
28th and the Varsity will travel
across the river to play on
Friday the 29th!! It's football
time!! GO TIGERS!!!


All-Star Morgan Swilley is


headed to London, England


Wildcat varsity cheerleader,
Morgan Swilley, will soon be
packing her bags for London,
England.
Morgan is the daughter of
Craig and Rose Mary Swilley
and is a member of the 2009
graduating class.
On July 28-30, Morgan
Swilley and the rest of the Altha
School cheerleaders participat-
ed in their yearly summer
camp. On the final day Morgan
and three of her varsity team-
mates were given the opportu-
nity to try out for the all-star
tea;n. When the competition


was over, Morgan and team-
mate K.K. Beauchamp had
made the squad. Morgan will
join the rest of the All-Star
squad and be part of their New
Year's Day Parade. The trip
will be December 26 January
2, 2009.
If you' would like't6"mak6 a
contribution to help defer the
cost of the trip, an account has
been set up at Calhoun-Liberty
Employees Credit Union in
Morgan's name for this event.
Please join us in congratulat-
ing Morgan on this accomplish-
ment as we wish her all the


best. And remember...
WILDCATS!!!"


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speakers will be 11-year-old
Zac Cooper, a local young man
and the son of Santa Rosa
County taxidermist Chad
Cooper. Zac's hunting skills


he's featured in his own seg-
ment on the Outdoor Channel.
The cost to attend Wildlife
See WILDLIFE, page 7


Grand Opening

tomorrow

Thursday, August 21 at 8 AM
19962 Central Avenue
... -. Blountstown


If you enjoy hunting or fresh-
water fishing, and you live with-
in driving distance of Milton,
you'll want to mark Aug. 23 on
your calendar.
Wildlife Expo 2.008 will be
held at the Pensacola Junior
College Milton campus that
day and will run from 8:45 a.m.
to 4 p.m. There'll be six ses-
sions offered during the day,
and participants will have their
pick of attending one of three
seminars offered during each
session.
* The sponsors of the event
are the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS),
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural
Resources, Buckmasters,
National Wild Thrkey
Federation, National Rifle
Association, Ducks Unlimited
and other organizations.
"Our goal is to get outdoors
men and women and landown-
ers together from North Florida
and South Alabama and for
them to have the opportunity to
interact with wildlife profes-
sionals," said.Rick Williams of
IFAS. "We hope that at the end
of the day, all the parties can
take away things they can
apply, whether it's managing
food plots or managing their
lands for deer, turkey, quail or
even waterfowl."
Seminar topics include food
plot preparation and blends;
field judging white-tailed deer;
managing native vegetation for
wildlife; keeping deer on your
property; using game cameras
properly; turkey hunting for
beginners; and cooking wild
game. Demonstrations also will
be available on tree stand safe-
ty and archery. A complete list
of topics for the Wildlife Expo
can be found online at Wildlife
Expo 2008.
Official scorers for the
Florida Buck Registry, Boone
and Crockett and Pope and
Young will be on hand to score
trophy racks.' Scoring will be
limited to the first 20 people
who sign up by calling Robin
Vickers at 850-983-5216, ext.
113.
Williams said there'll be a
special emphasis on. kids, with
sessions covering ATV safety,
shooting safety and poisonous


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Football, soccer signups


in Hosford on Saturday


The Liberty County
Recreation Department will
hold registration for fall football
and soccer this Saturday in the
Hosford School Gym from 9 am
until noon.
Copies of birth certificates
should be brought for both
sports.
The football program is
opened to boys ages 7-12 as of
June 1st this year. Teams will
be divided into age groups.
Cost of football registration is


$50. Practice will begin
September 8 and the season
opens with a jamboree October
4.
The soccer program is co-ed
and opened to participants 5-13
as of June 1st this year.
Teams will be divided into
age groups. Cost of soccer reg-
istration is $30. The soccer pro-
gram will begin practice
September 8. The season will
begin the week of September
28 and run through October.


Coaches are needed for the soc-
cer program. For information
call the Recreation Department
at 643-2175.

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Call 674-5041


The Lady Tiger volleyball
team is busy preparing for
their upcoming season.
The pre-season classic is
set for Aug. 30 at John
Paul High. A tournament is
planned in Chipley on
Sept. 6. The regular sea-
son opener is set for Sept.
9 at BHS against
Bozeman. J.V. will begin
at 5. p.m., followed by var-
sity at 6 p.m. The Lady
Tigers are pictured going
through a series of drills
during practice last week.


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College offers a number of
Workforce Development pro-
grams to prepare students for
good-paying jobs in the area.
Registration began Monday
and continues this week. Many
programs feature open-enroll-
ment which allows students to
enroll whenever the college is in
session.
Students are encouraged to
complete the registration
process immediately and to call
the program instructor for a
seat in the program.
Cosmetology and
Automotive Technology pro-
grams usually fill to capacity
with waiting lists. Many other
programs feature open-enroll-
ment which allows students to
enroll whenever the college is in
session.
Bud Riviere, Dean of
Workforce Development pro-
grams, says, "All programs offer
valuable industry certification
throughout the program and
upon completion which will
enhance employment and
career advancement.
Placement rates for all work-
force programs are excellent."
All programs are equipped
with the latest technology and
equipment which assures stu-
dents of realistic training
according to industry standards.
The college is offering a com-
pressed schedule this Fall with
classes Monday through
Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30
p.m. The new four-day sched-
ule should help students save
on fuel costs and allow students
to work on Fridays.
The college offers a number
of. Workforce Development
Certificate programs, including:
Automotive Service
Technology, Certified- Nursing
Assistant (CNA), Computer
Systems Technology,
Correctional Officer,
Cosmetology, Cross-Over
Corrections to Law
Enforcement, Cross-Over Law
Enforcement to Corrections,
Electronic Technology,
Firefighter II, Law
Enforcement Officer, Masonry
Apprentice Training, Surveying
and Mapping Technology and
Telecommunications.
Chipola offers more than a


dozen Associate in Science (AS)
degrees which provide profes-
sional training associated with
specific careers. These include:
Computer Engineering
Technology, Computer
Electronics, Network Support,
Computer Programming,
Computer Information
Technology, Criminal Justice
Technology, Culinary
Management, Early Childhood
Education, Electronics
Engineering Technology, Fire
Science Technology, Network
Services Technology, Nursing
(RN and LPN), Recreation
Technology and
Telecommunications
Engineering Technology.
Two Associate in Applied
Science programs in Electronic
Engineering Technology and
Telecommunications
Engineering Technology are
available.
Three College Credit
Certificate programs are avail-
able in Child Care Center
Management, Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT)


and Paramedic.
A variety of continuing edu-
cation programs are available
on campus in areas ranging
from Child Care to Real Estate.
Through partnerships with
www.ed2go.com and www.gat-
lineducation.com, the college
offers open enrollment, online
courses in courses like health
care, internet graphics/web
design, business, law and travel.
For information about col-
lege programs, call 526-2761,
or visit www.chipola.edu

BMS Advisory

Council will

meet Aug. 28
The Blountstown Middle
School Advisory Council will
meet on Thursday, August 28,
at 3:00 PM, in the BMS Media
Center.
We will be discussing the
school grade, FCAT scores and
the School Improvement Plan.


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COMMISSIONER



DISTRICT' 3


HATT.


I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support during my current
term as your Commissioner for District 3.
THANK YOU!
Results from your input and permitting the necessary right-of-ways allowed Calhoun
County to clear, widen, pave' and resurface many roads. Almost every neighborhood in
District 3 has been affected by these improvements. The results are safer and more
stable access to your property for school buses, emergency vehicles, mail carriers, and
evacuation routes. Not to mention increasing property value and by minimizing road
maintenance, the savings in fuel cost alone is enormous.
The following is a list of some of the roads improved during my current term:


Alfred Shelton
Apache
Backwoods
Bailey Cemetery
Bates
Bonnel
Center Lake
Creek
Felix Flanders
Lamb Eddy
Martin Sewell
Melvin New Grade
Pendarvis


Walter Potts
C.R. 274
Laramore
Baker
Isoletta
Miller
Mark Burke
Porter Grade
Creel Lane
Flanders Grade
Flanders Cutoff
Lake Lillian


Lamont
Tommy Tucker
L.K. Lona
Melvin
Suggs Attaway
Cook
Bearshead
Lake McKenzie
Turkey Pen Road
White Pond Circle
Lesne
Gray
Woody


I will work toward the construction of a community park in the Mossy Pond area and to
provide a much needed restoration and improvements of the Shelton Park Library.
I have and will continue to support the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, Calhoun County
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and volunteer fire departments to enhance services
available to all citizens of Calhoun County.
If re-elected, I will continue to work for District 3's fair share of available funds. There is a lot
more that can be done. With your vote and support, this will be accomplished.
This is a bad time for change in the leadership for District 3. The recent federal, state, and
local budget cuts will require that every penny counts.
I know that everyone wants honor and integrity with proven leadership and experience. I
believe your vote is a chance for you to do something positive for District 3 and Calhoun County.
District 3 is a. very large district. I am attempting to personally visit with everyone. If I miss
you, please forgive me. Your vote and support on August 26 for County Commissioner District 3
will be greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU,
Jeral Hall
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Jeral Hall. Democrat, for County Commissioner District 3






The Cointy Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 9


BLOUNTSTOWN

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS HONTSTWNS


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BHS Assistant Principal, Mrs. Price, BHS Principal, Mr. Barber, and varsity cheerleaders, Alisha Strawn,
Ashlea Hester and Cory Baldwin, chat during open house held on Aug. 15.

BHS will celebrate their 'B'


grade with a cookout Friday


Open House at BHS
by Ashlea Hester
Blountstown High School
held its open house on August
15. Teachers and staff greeted a
number of new" and returning
students and parents. Varsity
cheerleaders and FFA mem-
bers introduced new students to
their classrooms and the cam-
pus. Mr. Barber, principal of
Blountstown High School, was
pleased with the turnout of so
many students.


Celebration
by Christina Mears
BHS is celebrating being a
"B" school! Students and teach-
ers all worked for that extra
degree on the FCAT last year,
gaining two letter grades on last
year's score.
Blountstown students,
teachers and staff will com-
memorate their "B" grade this
Friday, August 22, with a cook
out and drawings for prizes
such as: a 32" flat screen TV,


iPods, MP3 players, and gas
cards. If any businesses would
like to donate prizes, please call
674-5724.
Senior News
A candy sale to raise money
for senior trip will begin next
Monday, August 25.
Herff Jones will meet with
seniors on September 9 to talk
abosit graduation items.
The first senior trip deposit
will be due on September 10.


Chipola offering new Tour-


Day-Plus-One' fall schedule


MARIANNA-Chipola
College is offering a new Four-
Day-Plus-One schedule this
Fall.
The majority of courses are
scheduled to meet Monday
through Thursday. This deci-
sion was made to help students
meet the challenges of
increased travel costs by avoid-
ing the need to travel to campus
every day
In addition to the' four-day
schedule, the college will offer
more than a dozen Friday-only
classes which meet once a
week.
Chipola executive vice presi-
dent Dr. Sarah Clemmons,
says, "The Friday schedule will
give students the option of tak-
ing three classes on Friday,
along with an online course to
total 12 credit hours which
would allow the student to be
classified as full-time."
Friday courses include:
Purpose of Art (ARH 1000), 1
to 4 p.m.; Introduction to
Spreadsheet (CGS 1510) 10 to
11:40 a.m.; General Chemistry
(CHM 1045) 8 to 11 a.m.;
Chemistry Lab (CHM 1045L)
Noon to 3:30 p.m.;
Communication Skills I (ENC
1101) 1 to 5 p.m.;
Communication Skills II (ENC
1102) 8 a.m. to noon; Earth
Science (ESC 1000) 8 to 11
a.m.; Humanities (HUM 2216)
8 a.m. to noon; College Algebra
(MAC 1105) 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
Tennis (PEL 1341) 3 to 3:50
p.m.; Jogging (PEM 1146) 7 to
7:50 a.m.; American Federal
Government (POS 2041) 8
a.m. to 11 a.m.; State and
Local Government (POS 2112)
1 to 4 p.m.; Psychology (PSY

BES Advisory

Council meets

on Monday
Blountstown Elementary
School will hold a School
Advisory Council (SAC) meet-
ing on Monday, August 25, at
4:30 PM. The purpose of this
hearing is to discuss the School
Improvement Plan for the
2008-2009 school year. The
public is invited to attend.

SUBSCRIBE
TODAY!
Call 674-5041


2012) 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and
College Prep Reading (REA
0004), 8 a.m. to noon.
Registration for Fall classes
is Aug. 19 and 20. Classes begin


Aug: 21. Late registration runs
through noon on Aug. 28.
For information about col-
lege programs, call 526-2761,
or visit www.chipola.edu


As YOUR Sheriff, Buddy Smith promises...

YOU will each be treated with respect
by the entire Sheriff's Department

SOUR senior citizens will benefit through
enhanced programs & services

SOUR youth will be encouraged and supported

YOUR tax dollars will always be conserved

SYOU, the citizen, will be who is served


I Let's work together to move Calhoun County in a POSITIVE direction!


POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY WM. G. BUDDY SMITH, NO PARTY AFFILIATION, FOR SHERIFF


To All the People of

This Great County!!
This letter is to all Taxpayers; homeowners; prop. owners; contractors;
entrepernuers of all types of businesses, if you have not voted already, "
please consider what each candidate has;; to bring to the table; [his living
undeniable portfolio!!!!!] Consider his people skills; his ability to harmonize
With as well as listen to; all of the board members opinion; the employers[you -
the tax payer] then add the facts and make a well informed intelligent decision
that will be for the county's best interest.., consider his previous jobs over the "
past 30 years or so and make a decision on how productive, how aggressive he A
or she has been.. find out just what this guy has done that will gain your vote
and confidence to hire him to work for you..when selecting the
best employee[county comm.] [really you are employers hiring someone via an
election to manage your business] you must look at his or her past
accomplishments and'hope they have learned from their mistakes so that they .
will be even more productive as an employee of yours...I believe the job title is
COUNTY COMMISSIONER not district commissioner and if elected I will be for
the people in all the far reaches of this county..... PLEASE VOTE;;; and teach -
your children the importance of why to do likewise!!!- "
Respectfully yours JERRY GUILFORD ,-
REMEMBER; you did not stop playing because you got old;;; YOU GOT OLD
BECAUSE YOU STOP PLAYING!!!!!!! IT'S NOT THE MILES YOU MAKE IN LIFE
IT'S THE STOPS ALONG THE WAY THAT COUNT!!!!!!!!!
Vote for and Elect


JERRY GUILFORD

County Commissioner District 1
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Jerry Guilford, Democrat, for Calhoun County Commission District 1


SeBecky ickey
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PERSONAL
* I am the daughter of Mary Trickey and the late Nelson
Trickey of Altha.
* Graduate of Altha High School, Class of 1976
* Married to Tim Smith, we currently reside in
Clarksville, FL.
* We have 3 sons, Jeffery Davis, Travis Smith and Trent
Smith.
* I am proud to say that I am a lifelong resident of
Calhoun County.
* I am a member of Travelers Rest Free Will Baptist
Church.

EXPERIENCE
* I have 13 years experience in the Tax Collector's Office.
* I have 7 years experience as the Driver License
supervisor.
* I attended workshops and training sessions related to
the operation of the Tax Collector's Office.
* Responsible for monthly reports and yearly audits.
Always done in a timely manner. Always balanced.


I will be available during work hours and anytime after.
I will, along with my employees provide you the citizens of
Calhoun County with the prompt, friendly service that you
deserve.


I have not gotten to see all of you.

Let me at this time ask that when

you cast your ballot, whether it be

early voting, voting absentee, or

going to the polls, please vote for

me.....


Becky Trickey Smith


for Tax Collector.
political Advertisement Approved and Paid for by Becky Trickey Smith, Democrat, for Tax Collector


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OBITARE


HARRY E. CAISON
Harry E. Caison, 73, of
Bristol, passed away
Wednesday morning, August
13, 2008, in-Blountstown.
Mr. Caison was born in
Ludowici, Georgia, and 'had
lived in Liberty County most of
his life. He was a retired logger
and enjoyed fishing, hunting
quail and sports. He attended
the Lake Mystic Baptist
Church in Bristol.
Survivors include a son,
Stacey Caison, and his wife,
Kristy, of 'Bristol; two daugh-
ters, Melanie Duggar and her
husband, Tommy, of Bristol,
and Malena Severance and
Kevin McAllister of Havana;
two brothers, Lester Caison of.
North Carolina and Greg
Caison of Palatka, Florida; two
sisters, Kathleen Bailey of
Scotts Ferry and Shirley Owens
of Tallahassee;. six grandchil-
dren, Titus and Vince
Severance, Luke Caison,
Harley and Yolanda White and
Cory McAllister.
Funeral services were held
at 10 AM EST Friday, August
15, from the Lake Mystic
Cemetery in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
643-5410 or online at
adamsfh.com).

EARNEST FERRELL
CLOUD
Mr. Earnest Ferrell Cloud,
58, of Blountstown, passed
away Sunday morning, August
10, 2008.
Ferrell was born in
Blountstown July 23, 1950, to
the late Earnest Ellis Cloud and
Velma Lee Cloud. He had lived
in Calhoun County for many
years where he worked for the
Department of Corrections as a
Vocational Instructor. He was a
master craftsman in woodwork-
ing, loved landscaping his home
and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife,
Rose. Marie Cloud, of
Blountstown; two sons, Jeff
Cloud of Marianna, FL and
Jimmy Cloud and his wife,
Timra, of Cottondale, FL; three
brothers; R.L. Cloud and his
wife, Patty, of Melbourne, FL,
Nicky Cloud and his wife,
Sandra, of Gibsb6n, GA, and'
Gerald Cloud and his wife,
Debi, of Bartow, FL; a. sister,
'Peggy Page, and her husband,



3 ought to

Member

-- Someone wrote
these words: 'The
sugar of life is at
the bottom of the
cup." He was
referring to the
TimAdams magnificent era of
f /eraIt ,o life known as
growing old.
So many great and wonderful
people have achieved their
greatest rewards in their "old
age." Tintoretto painted
"Paradise" at eighty. Tenyson
wrote "Crossing the Bar" at eight-
three and Titian at ninety-eight
painted his historic picture of the
"Battle of Lepanto."
It is true that we can all not be
shining Apollos in later years. We
can be our age. We can refuse to
grow old, and, instead, grow up.
OUR THOUGHT TO
REMEMBER: If we keep
mentally and spiritually young, life
will be better all about us.

ADAMS

FUNERAL HOME
674-5449
rwww.adamsfh.com I


Chuck, of Inglis, FL; two grand-
children, Jade and Cody Cloud;
and several aunts, uncles,
nieces and nephews. He was a
friend to all.
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August
12, from the Macedonia Baptist
Church with Reverend David
Wood and Carlton VanLierop
officiating. Interment followed
in the Nettle Ridge Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or
www.adamsfh.com).

GAREL WALLACE
(BUDDY) O'BRYAN, SR.
Mr. Garel Wallace (Buddy)
O'Bryan, Sr.,- 75, of
Blountstown, FL, passed away
early Sunday morning, August
17, 2008, at Calhoun Liberty
Hospital in Blountstown.
Buddy was born in Altha,
FL, and had lived in Calhoun
County' for most of his life. Mr.
O'Bryan retired after 41 years
as a regional supervisor with
the R.H. Bouligny Power
Company. He was a veteran of
the Korean Conflict, serving in.
the United States Air Force. He
was of the Protestant faith.
Buddy was preceded in
death by his son, Garel Wallace
O'Bryan, Jr.
Survivors include his wife,
Imogene O'Bryan, of
Blountstown; one son, Darryl
Keith O'Bryan, of Blountstown;
one daughter, Karen Lynn


For Such a Time As This
Esther 4:14
Its a great high to be in the
right place at the right time
when God has a place for us to
fill.
Esther was in such a situa-
tion, and it was very, very
important for her to make a cor-
rect decision. The future of
Israel was hanging in the bal-
ance, and she knew she must do
all she possibly could to save
her people. She knew she-had
to defeat her fear of what might
happen to her. She brought out
her faith and stood in a place
only she could and God. blessed
her.



Fine Free


Month at


the library
Do you have a book, CD or
DVD that is overdue at the
library? You're in luck!
AUGUST IS FINE FREE
MONTH at the Calhoun
County Public Library.
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
be removed.

I 0I'


O'Bryan, of Tallahassee; one
brother, Don A. (Sonny)
O'Bryan, of Blountstown; one
sister, Pauline Anderson, of
Altha.
Funeral services will be held
today, Wednesday, August 20,.
at11:00 a.m. (CT) from the
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Paul Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in the
O'Bryan family cemetery in
Altha, FL.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Marion Peavy
at Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).

VIOLA CHRISTINE
ROBINSON
Viola Christine Robinson
departed this life on July 26,
2008.
She was born August 7,
1925, in Blountstown, Florida,
to the late Deacon Clarence D.
and Mattie L. Robinson.
She accepted Christ at an
early age. She was baptized
and attended St. Mary
Missionary Baptist Church.
She attended. Mayhaw School,
was an avid reader and an
excellent speller.
She was preceded in death
by three sisters, Anita Moore,
Philadelphia, PA, Lucile Smith,
Blountstown and Pearl
Robinson, Blountstown.
She leaves to cherish her
memory one daughter, Carolyn


It's super to notice that she
called for prayer and fasting.
She knew she could not do this
task without God's help. God is
always pleased when we
depend on Him in all areas of
our lives. Esther was ready to
go all the way and do more than
her part, even though it could
cost the ultimate, her life.
There's no doubt she had come
to the kingdom for such a time
as this and God helped abun-
dantly. All the rest of her life
she could know that she was in
the right place at the time when
God wanted to use her to
accomplish something very
important.
May each one of us be com-
mitted to God totally so He can
depend on us in critical situa-
tions. There is joy and blessing
in being available in the time
our Lord needs us. Remember,
man's plots cannot overthrow
God's plans.


Speights (Johnny), of Panama
City; two sons, Edward
Robinson (Cassandra) of
Blountstown and Karlier
Robinson of Panama City; one
sister, Sarah Watson (Jeff), of
Panama City; three brothers,
Miller Robinson of
Philadelphia, PA, Thomas
Robinson (Cathy) of
Milwaukee, WI, and Eddie
Robinson (Lois) of College
Station, TX; six grandchildren;
six great grandchildren; and a
host of nieces, nephews and
other relatives.
Funeral services were held
July 26 at St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church, Blountstown.
Interment followed .at Magnolia
Cemetery, Blountstown.

FANNIE MAE SAPP
Mrs. Fannie Mae Sapp, 93,
of Blountstown, Florida, passed


away Tuesday, August 12,
2008.
Mrs. Sapp was born in Sink
Creek and had lived most of her
life in Blountstown. She loved
gardening, fishing, and her
church. She was a member of
Blountstown Revival
Tabernacle Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Early .Sapp;
two sons, Billy Jean and
Wallace Sapp; two brothers,
Leroy and Bronzie Lee Harrell;
a sister, Lee Nolan Marlow;
four grandchildren, and three
great- grandchildren.
She is survived by a son,
Joseph Sapp, and his wife,
Gwen, of Blountstown; eight
daughters, Luquita Whitfield
and her' husband, Eddie
Wayne, of Ashford, Alabama,
Shirley Blackmon of
Blountstown, Martha Jean


Burch and her husband, JacK,
of Las Vegas, Nevada, Lynell
Tucker of Blountstown,
Glennell Tucker of
Blountstown, Elizabeth Brake
and her husband, Donald, of
Port St. Joe, Florida, Agnes Sue
Cole and her husband, James,
of Altha, Linda Linton and her
husband, Benny, of Dalkeith;
27 grandchildren; 55 great-
great grandchildren; and 22
great -great -great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 15,
in the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel with Reverend Thomas
Adams officiating. Interment
followed in the Mt. Olive
Cemetery in Altha.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at
www.adamsfh.com).


Hospice walking tour Thursday,


Garden Gala is set for Sept. 20


The 3rd Annual Covenant
Hospice Garden Gala is well
underway. The event is set for
Saturday, September 20, at the
National Guard Armory in
Marianna.
This annual event is
renowned for the hand painted
benches and chairs' that local
artist design and fabricate. For
the third year, Covenant
Hospice has provided local
artist with custom constructed
wood garden furniture to be
transformed into exquisite
pieces of art. This year, artist
had the choice of a bench, swing
or Adirondack chair to trans-,
form into their canvas. The fur-
niture was constructed by
JCARC, under the leadership of
Mr. Joe Shores.

Covenant Hospice invites
you to attend the "Walking
Tour" on Thursday, August 21,
at 5 pm on the Jackson County
Court House Lawn. Be the
first to preview the magnificent
works of art and take advantage
of voting on your favorite piece.
The community votes will help
determine which creations will
be in the live auction portion of
the Garden Gala. Tickets for
the Garden Gala are available
now for $40 per individual or
$75 per couple.
Proceeds from this breath-
taking gala will benefit
Covenant Hospice's Marianna

AX A 750


Branch which provides special
care to patients and their loved
ones in Jackson, Holmes, '
Calhoun and Washington coun-
ty areas.
The need for Covenant
Hospice to serve persons with
life-limiting illnesses and their
families is growing rapidly.


Covenant Hospice's services
are based on need and not the
ability to pay.
For more information about
the Garden Gala, please con-
tact Jennifer Griffin at
850.482.8520, 888.817.2191
or email Jennifer. griffin@
covenanthospice.org.


.Church Directory

For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041


-Meaningful Bible Study........................9:45 AM
1 Exciting Worship.........................1..... 1:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship........................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Pastor David Throckmorton
S- Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ



The Park Church

22nd Street (Old Oak Terrace Bldg.)
SUNDAYS...1 1:30 A.M. ra n
WEDNESDAYS...7:00 P.M. A Great Place
FRIDAYS...7:00 P.M. to End Up W
www.Park-Church.com



SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
SUNDAYS WEDNESDAY
Sunday School 10:00 AM Bible Study 7:00 PM
LARRY WHITE, MorningWorship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
PASTOR Children's Church 11:00 AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
CHURCH PHONE Kidz Sunday School www.dtapps.com/southside/
674-8884 and Church 10AM-12Noon


Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-5725
Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service...11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM
"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"


-Blountstown United Methodist Church
Located on Hwy 20 directly across from
Sub-Way & McDonalds
Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Sunday Worship... 11:00 AM
Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com


Blountstown First

SAssembly of God Church


Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...ll:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM


Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Blountstown, FL
850-674-4331


St. Mary Missionary

Baptist .Church
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR
850-674-8716
"We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults"
Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM
General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM


For information on listing

your church in this

directory, please contact

The County Record
at 674-5041.


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- The County Record,.,AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 11


Calhoun, Liberty students



make Chipola Dean's List


Panhandle Python Armwrestling


Tournament held on Saturday

The 1st Annual Panhandle Python Armwrestling Tournament was held Saturday afternoon at the old
J&N Sports Bar in Blountstown. Winners included (front row, from left): Anton Fofanov (1st place, light-
weight division), Tyler Hamilton (2nd place, lightweight), Jeremy Norris (3rd place, lightweight), (back
row) Louis Glisson (1st place, heavyweight), Buckshot Whittington (2nd place, heavyweight), and Rocky.
Clemmons (1st place, middleweight). Not pictured are Richard Joyner (2nd place, middleweight) and
Jason Pitts (3rd place, middleweight). Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who
participated!


MARIANNA-Dr. Sarah
Clemmons, vice president of
Instructional- and Student
Services at Chipola College,
commends the 71 students who
made the Dean's List for aca-
demic achievement during the
Summer II Semester 2008.
To be placed on the Dean's
List, a student must take 6 or
more semester hours of courses
and make an average of 3.25
(B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.
Students from Calhoun and
Liberty counties who made
perfect averages of 4.0--
straight As-and their home-
towns are:
Altha-Sue E. Champion.
Blountstown-Amanda L.
McClendon.
Bristol-Mary N. Ethridge.
Students who earned grade
point averages ranging from
3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their
hometowns are:
Altha-C.azz D. Eady,
"Ashley M. Fielder..
Blountstown-Elizabeth N.
Kollarik.


Letters to the Editor cont'd- Variety of


vote, or in many cases a failure
to vote. Why do we continually
elect people to office who have
already shown that they do not
represent our best interest or
maybe already proven to be
dishonest? Yet, we do so time
and again. Again, I think the
answer is pretty simple. Too
many people are dis-interested
or just won't take the time to
educate themselves about a
candidate or an issue. This cer-
tainly contributes to the growth
of corruption on any level.
That is also where a "failure to
represent the people" begins,
and the representation of other
interests begin. Sometimes we
see this happening, but contin-
ue to put the same people in
office term after term for what-
ever reason. Granted, some
legislatures and congress people
represent the people wellover a
long period of time. It is my
opinion however, that most do
not... I -firmly believe that any
elective office should be limited
to. two 'consecutive terms.
Career politicians should not
exist. I will say that currently I
think we locally are pretty well
represented in the legislature
and congress.
I feel that our youngsters
should have the urgency and
responsibility of voting continu-
ally presented to them from a
young age. They need to be
taught that if voting is not taken
seriously, it could cost us the
privilege of our great American
way of life. High schools should
place a much greater emphasis
on voting and maintaining a
democratic society. But then
our school districts are already
over burdened by other man-
dates from lawmakers. I
believe that public schools' cur-
ricular should be designed more
by community, parents, educa-


tors, and business leadership
and less by politicians.
The 2000 general election to
some degree made Florida a
laughing stock of the country.
The process was saturated with
dishonesty and down right
incompetence. We heard much
about "hanging chads", provi-
sional ballots, early voting
mishaps and just plain incom-
petency. Our legislature and
governor created so many loop-
holes, I don't see how anyone
could have expected a fair and
objective election. Provisional
ballots are a good example. A
person is qualified to vote or
not. This is not a difficult con-
cept. Yet many thousands of
questionable ballots were creat-
ed. Call me a cynic, but I see
only one purpose for such
things. "We the People" should
demand and settle for no less
than 100% transparency of any
elected office. No tidbit of
information should exist there,
that is not readily available to
the public, simply by asking.
Please take your right and.
responsibility to vote seriously.
Encourage anyone who is not
registered, to do so, and vote in
the next election. If you have
loved ones or friends who are
informed or in any care facility,
help them to properly vote. If
they are incapable, help them
get their name removed from
the roll. Otherwise, their vote
could be abused. Make it your
business to be involved. In my
opinion, that is what is needed
for "We The People" to regain
some strength.
Ron Wood


To the Editor:
. The Blountstown Police
Department would like to
thank everyone who helped
make the retirement party for


Myrtice Faircloth a success.
Special thanks to Ramsey
Piggly Wiggly, Harvey's,
Subway, Shiver's Florist, and
the ladies at City Hall for their
generous contributions. We
especially appreciate the
mayor, city council, city
employees, and other visitors
whojoined us in making this a
most memorable event for Mrs.
Faircloth on this special occa-
siorn

Blountstown Police
.41 Department


Miss, Little

Miss NWF

pageant is

being planned
The Miss Northwest Florida
Pageant ..is 'now Iaccepting
entries.
The pageant is set for Nov.
15 with the Little Miss Pageant
at 2 p.m. CT, followed by the
Teen and Miss Pageant at 6
p.m. at the Blountstown High
School Auditorium.
Age divisions are 7 to 9
years old for Little Miss, 13-16
years old for Teen Miss, and.
17-24 for Miss. Entry fee is
$125.
* The pageant offers an amaz-
ing prize packaged valued at
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Vote for and Elect a Candidate who is'Dedicated
to Serving the Citizens of Calhoun County



Shelby Hires

Our County has several assets to be proud of:
Each and every one of our volunteer fire departments
Our Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Blountstown Main Street organization
The growth and expansion of our hospital and ambulance service
The historical landmarks at our beautiful Pioneer Settlement


Together Let's Keep Calhoun County A Wonderful
Place to Live and Raise Our Children.
Vote for a Candidate Who Truly C ares and
Wants A Better Future for All.


Vote for and Elect



Shelby Hires


for COUNTY COMMISSIONER


DISTRICT I

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short courses

now offered

at Chipola

MARIANNA-Chipola
College will offer a variety of
short courses in the coming
weeks.
An Internship course will
meet Thursdays, Aug. 21
through Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $191. A Child Growth
& Development course will
meet Mondays, Aug. 25
through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $191. An Early Care &B
Education Administrative
Overview course will meet
Tuesday, Aug. 26 through
Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is
$191. .
The following Mandatory
training for Child Care Facility
Personnel and Family Child
Care Home are scheduled:
Child Abuse and Neglect,
See SHORT COURSES, page 12


ORIS. BURKETT



TAX COLLECTOR

^^--i fo CAJinLlHOUNTCOUTY


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I have 25 years experience working in the Tax
Collectors Office, 22 of those years worked with two
previous Tax Collectors.

The knowledge I have received CANNOT BE FOUND
IN A MANUAL. IT REQUIRES MANY YEARS OF
EXPERIENCE.

One of the most important duties of the Tax Collector is
assuring accurate collection of the tax roll. IF YOUR
TAX PAYMENT IS NOT POSTED CORRECTLY. THIS
COULD RESULT IN A CERTIFICATE SOLD AND A


TAX DEED BEING ISSUED ON YOUR PROPERTY.


I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT HAS ANY
EXPERIENCE IN THE COLLECTION OF THE TAX
ROLL. AND WITH THAT EXPERIENCE CAN ASSURE
YOUR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT IS POSTED TO
THE CORRECT PARCEL OF LAND.


I am committed to effiecient timely service assisting each individual with their personal
and business needs and committed to improve service to the public as cost-effective as
possible.

My employees and I are dedicated to the office and to the county. We are honest,
hardworking and dependable with GOOD WORK ETHICS that have respect for others
and fellow workers.

IF RE-ELECTED I WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE EFFICIENT ACCURATE SERVICE
TO THE TAXPAYERS. I WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR MY
EMPLOYEES ASSURING THAT EACH EMPLOYEE (not just the supervisor) IS
INFORMED OF THE DAILY CHANGING LAWS IN ALL THE DEPARTMENTS TO
PROVIDE THE BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE.

I will strive to see that each transaction is completed according to Florida Law. This
protects the CUSTOMER, THE COUNTY, AND THE TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE FROM


LEGAL ACTION THAT MAY RESULT IF NOT COMPLETED CORRECTLY.


Because of my obligations in the office I will not get to visit with each and everyone of
you. I would like to ask for your vote and support August 26.

I believe my past experience qualifies me to be the best candidate to serve as your Tax
Collector for Calhoun County. If re-elected I will continue to work for all the people of the
County.

PLEASE VOTE FOR AND RE-ELECT DORIS BURKETT TAX COLLECTOR FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Doris Burkett, Democrat, for Tax Collector Calhoun County


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Friends and Neighbors


Let me take a few minutes to explain where I stand on some key
issues affecting our school system. I am your conservative
choice. First, I'm against building a new high school on the
campus of the newest school in our county. This piece of
property is land locked and if we chose to expand this new
campus it would require our school board to take people's
homes and possibly close some streets. Second, I'm against the
wasteful spending of over $890,000.00 of our taxpayer's money
on the hopes and prayers that the State of Florida will reimburse us
this money during a time that they are facing over a one-billon
dollar short fall. The $890,000.00 would have been better
utilized to repair some of our schools and give our schoolteacher's
salary incentives .

I'm against six people making a decision that will affect every
household in our county, without giving our citizens a chance to
vote on an issue as important as consolidation. I believe that the
School Board's job is to over see the day to day operations of our
school systems and decisions as big as consolidation needs to be
put before the voters to tell the board what they want.
I was sitting in a school board meeting while the board was playing
with magic money (you could tell it's an election year).
Blountstown gets a new high school, Carr gets a new school, Altha
gets a new school, the Blountstown Elementary School gets redone
and some of these projects they were considering doing
simultaneously. It left many of us wondering who is going to pay
the millions of dollars this would cost. A common sense
approach would be to build a K-8 at Blountstown Elementary
School. Combining Blountstown Middle ahd Blountstown
Elementary schools would save the Calhoun County
taxpayers over $200,000.00 a year, not to mention giving the
elementary children a real gym. There is plenty of room for
expansion if needed be, without taking people's homes. Another
common sense approach would be to take the two million
that the Department of Environmental 'Protection Agency
gave our School Board for Altha's school, reduce the village
rate on our landowners and build a new K-12 school in the
Altha area. If we chose the Altha project first it would mean
transferring some the portable class rooms to Blountstown
Elementary School to accommodate our middle high school
students until such time as we could apply for additional funding
from the state to build additional class rooms or a new school.
I would talk with the voters of District one and do what you want,
not what I think you want. I'm your conservative' choice. I'm a
veteran of the US Army and a proud father having children in
our school system. I have served in combat on foreign shores to
ensure that our families stay safe. I'm asking you to allow me to
serve again to ensure that our school board is run in a prudent and
efficient manner, while assisting our educators. We have the best
teachers by far... Please Vote for Steve Mears, School Board
District One, "Your Conservative Choice". Feel free to contact me
at 850-674-4144 to talk abort anything. You need' to be., prepared
for the answer you getb cause Ielieve in straight talk -,
Political advertisement, paid for and approved by Steve Mears, NP, for Calhoun Cou ity
'School Board District I


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The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 12



Elam Stoltzfus awarded




highest honor at Tellys


"Coastal Dune Lakes:
Beaches of South Walton," a
13-minute documentary high-
lighting Walton County's rare
coastal treasures received two
Silver Telly Awards, the highest
honor, for best in cinematogra-
phy and content for education
of nature.
The film was co-produced by
Elam Stoltzfus of Live Oak
Production Group and The
Walton County Tourist
Development Council. The
script was written by Chandra
Hartman. The film gives an
educational interpretation of
the ecological benefits of the
lakes and how they can be sus-
tained for many years to come.
The film gives details of the
biodiversity of the coastal dune
lakes, water .quality monitoring,
development along the lakes
and recreational opportunities.
The film describes how both
visitors and residents can par-
ticipate in the "Leave No
Trace" ethic by keeping the


dune lakes pristine and natural.
Local environmental experts
and community leaders partici-
pated in the film. The film will
be promoted online on the
TDC's official website
www.beachesofsouthwalton.co
m, through Choctawhatchee
Basin Alliance, Coastal Dune
Lake Advisory Board and
University of Florida's IFAS
educational initiatives.
The Telly Awards honor the
very best local, regional and
cable television commercials
and programs, as well as the
finest video and film produc-
tions. Since 1978, their mission
has been to strengthen the visu-
al arts community by inspiring,
promoting and supporting cre-
ativity. The 29th Annual Telly
Awards received over 14,000
entries from all 50 states and 5
continents. Today, the Telly is
one of the most sought-after
awards by the media industry
leaders and ad agencies.


Calhoun County filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus is pictured at left
with his two Telly Awards.


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Setting the record straight:
Regardless of what you're being told...

1 From the minutes of the Calhoun County
School Board Special Meeting May 30, 2008....
Phase I: Develop a Blountstown High School/
Adult Education/CARE/TMH Facilities Plan to
address short & long range goals:.
*Apply for Special Facilities Funding to build a
new Blountstown High School on the present
Blountstown High School campus.
* Move Blountstown Middle School students &
staff into present Blountstown High School
facilities.
* Move all administrative district offices and staff
into the present Blountstown Middle School
facilities.
A motion was made, seconded, and carried to
amend the motion to move forward with phase / of
the future facilities plans with the amendment as
follows: For Phase I of the future facilities plan to
build a new Blountstown High School on the
present Blountstown High School campus to
house students that CHOOSE to attend
Blountstown High School.
2. Architectural costs will be reimbursed when
Specialty Facility Funding. is approved. Site prep
costs are paid with Specialty Facility Funding.


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Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Giant Williams (NP) for School Board District 1


On August 26th Elect


Jara Raisbeck


WHITWORTH
for

Supervisor of Elections

Over the past several weeks *. -".
I have had the opportunity to
meet many people. but for those t
of you who I have not had the 1
chance to meet, let me s
introduce myself. r
My name is Jara Raisbeck
Whitworth and I am the 31 year : 4
old daughter of Felix and Linda 1
Gay and the late Jerry Raisbeck t
and the granddaughter of the
late Ralph and Versie Attaway.
I grew up in the Carr
Community where I attended
Carr School thru the 8th grade. I am a 1995 graduate of Blountstown High
School. Chances are I attended school with sonie of you, or your kids, or your
grand kids. I later received an Associate of Arts degree from Chipola Junior
College. I am married to Jeremy Whitworth and we have three boys: Whit 5,
Ridge 3, and Creed 1. Jeremy and I are active members of Christian Home
Freewill Baptist Church.
Many of you may remember me from my employment at the Clarksville
General Store. In 2000 I had the opportunity to work part time in the Supervisor
of Elections Office during the Presidential race between Bush and Gore. I also
worked for a short time with the State Attorney's Office before transferring to my
present job with the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office where I have been employed
now for five and a half years.
When I was in school and people would ask me what I wanted to do in life,
my answer was to teach school. I later found out, after teaching children's
church just one Sunday out of the month that teaching was not for me. But one
thing I did learn along the way'is that I have a 1ve for people. I consider myself
to be a very friendly and personable person and that is why I have always loved
working in jobs that are associated with the public.
I have had the desire to seek the office of Supervisor of Elections since my
employment there, Some of you may question whether I have the experience to
be Supervisor of Elections. I feel that any job can be learned and I am proof of
that. I had no experience in any of my previous jobs or current job, but I learned
quickly and have always done a good job. I would feel confident to say that if you
were to ask any of my previous employers and present employer what kind of
employee I was and am now, the answer would -be a very hard working and
dependable person who always strives to do the best job possible and that is why
I feel I am capable of carrying out the duties of this office. I also feel that I am a
forward thinking person who is open to improvement and ideas that you the
citizens may have and with my background irf public service work and my
outgoing personality I feel that I have the capability of representing our county
and you the citizens of our county in a professional manner.
Your Vote and Support on August 26, 2008 will be greatly appreciated.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Jara Whitworth, Democrat, for Supervisor of Elections


Short courses-.












Sr. Citizens will host






'Death by Chocolate'


Have you ever wanted to eat
"all the chocolate" you could
ever hold? Now is your chance.
S. Calhoun County Senior
Citizens will be serving up
"Death by Chocolate" which


will have 'every imaginable
chocolate dessert you can think
of (including some for diabetics)
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


Classes can win Xtreme



Cuisine chef cooking demo


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.


The County Record, AUGUST20, 2008, Page 13


Sf John F. Bailey Rd.
W / l/ l9 l ~ Blountstown, FL


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Florida teachers and other
youth activity coordinators with
students aged 10-15 can enter
to win a cooking session to learn
"Xtreme Cuisine" techniques
for preparing healthy, kid-
friendly recipes.
For the past three years, the
Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services has introduced youths
around the state to the world of
cooking and good nutrition
through its "Xtreme Cuisine"
program. Cooking schools for
middle-school students have
been held in Tampa, Miami,
Orlando, Tallahassee, Pinellas
Park, Ocala and Naples.
Using the "Xtreme Cuisine"
curriculum, students learn to
prepare whole-wheat pizzas,
fruit parfaits and other nutri-
tious and tasty treats. They
also learn how Florida fruit and
vegetables used in these recipes
provide vitamins and minerals
that can help prevent heart dis-
ease and other obesity-related
illnesses. In addition, students
learn the dangers caused by
excessive amounts of salt, sugar
and fats in their diet, and how
fiber could eliminate their
desire for high-calorie, low-
nutrition snack foods. They
a learn how many calories
are r. eded for their age and
gender, the vitamin and miner-
al content of many Florida fruit
and vegetables, and how to
read a food nutrition label.
"Many children often pre-
pare their', own after-school
snacks when they come home


each afternoon," Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson said. "We
want to help them change their
snacking habits. Instead of
automatically reaching for junk
foods, we want them to explore
healthy alternatives by using
fresh Florida fruit and vegeta-
bles as ingredients for fun and
delicious snacks.
In the new "Xtreme Cuisine
Chef Demo Contest," teachers
who conduct their own cooking
class locally and document the
event can enter to win a compli-
mentary session with the
Department's "Xtreme Cuisine"
Chef during which their stu-
dents will learn advanced cook-
ing techniques and prepare
recipes. All food and promo-
tional items will be supplied for
the winning classes of up to 75
students.
To enter, teachers must set
up and conduct an "Xtreme
Cuisine" class with at least 10
students in which the students
prepare at least two "Xtreme
Cuisine" recipes using at least
six total fresh Florida fruit and
vegetables. The classes must
use the existing curriculum,
which can be ordered online at
http://www.Florida-
Agriculture.com/education/xtre
me.htm, and must be held
between September 15 and
December 15, 2008. At the
completion of the classes,
teachers must fill out the
"Xtreme Cuisine Chef Demo
Contest Entry" and submit it
with the required accompany-


Fire cont'd


we will likely have to .raise
$6,250 this year to have a
decent truck."
Harrell says the county has
approved an increase in their
funding to VFDs this year to
'$4000. "But with the price of
gas and diesel, that will likely
not even cover the increase in
our fuel costs, and we'll still
have nothing to operate on," he
says. "Frankly, some fire
departments are forced to
spend more time fund-raising
than training. What does this do
to the quality of the response
they are able to offer in an
emergency?"
Harrell has studied funding
for fire departments across the
state to see how Calhoun
County compares among simi-
lar sized communities.
"Out of 67 counties, we're
66th in funding, with only
Liberty County being lower,
and they get virtually nothing,"
he reports. "I've surveyed all
24 counties of population
50,000 or less, with special
emphasis on the 16 counties of
25,000 or less. The average for
counties our size is more than
10 times what we get, and the
average per volunteer station is
more than 12 times what we
get, or almost $37,000 per vol-
unteer fire department. Also,
that average includes Calhoun
and Liberty counties, and if you
take those two counties out of
the average, it goes up to about
$42,000- per year, per station,
which is about what it should
cost."
Kevin Parrish, who serves as
chief of the Magnolia VFD, led
a dedication of a new fire sta-
tion Saturday morning. But the
station that was desperately
needed came at a hefty price.
"In building our new station we
lost five volunteers due to them
having to spend all of their time
fundraising and then we also
expected them to build their
own station," Parrish remarks.
"It has left us in dire need of
volunteers. We also got a grant
last year and took delivery of a
new fire truck, but we had to
raise more than half of the
matching funds to make the
grant and that was only a 5%
match of the total purchase
price. The new building now
has a mortgage that we owe of
$40,Q00 and that takes our


entire amount that the county
gives us and we still have to
keep the lights and phone on."
It's clear that the county is
realizing an enormous savings
with volunteers providing fire
protection. "Some people say
we should have paid firefighters
and get rid of the volunteers,"
says Harrell. "They have no
idea what this would cost. To
make two firefighters available
on a fire engine, 24 hours a day,
at one station, would cost about
$500,000 in salaries alone,
because of the nurhber of peo-
ple necessary to cover shifts.
Those two people couldn't even
go into your house if you have a
fire, because state and federal
law requires that there be four
trained Firefighter I's on scene
before anyone can make entry
into a burning structure. The
cost of having the 150 volun-
teers that are available in nine
departments, if they were paid,
would be around six million dol-
lars per year. Instead, we could
run all eight county depart-
ments quite well on less than
the half a million it would take
to have those two people on
shift."
Despite the lack of adequate
funding, Harrell says the volun-
teers do a phenomenal job with
what they have. "The fire
departments in Calhoun
County are masters of making
do with the meager resources
available, but it doesn't mean
we're able to do everything up
to the standards required by the
state and federal governments,
because we're not. I wonder
how much better we could
serve the citizens of this county
if we were provided with a set
of resources more in line with
the rest of the small rural coun-
ties in this state."
Check out next week's edi-
tion for more on the challenges
facing local firefighters.


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ing documents and photo-
graphs, specifying the cate-
gories they are entering.
A winning class will be
selected in the following cate-
gories:
1. First -- The first complet-
ed entry to be postmarked with
accompanying documents will
win.
2. Great -- The coordinator
with the greatest number of
participating students will win.
3. Smart -- The class that
demonstrates the most impres-
sive knowledge gained from the
local class will win. Student
essays, photos, quotes, draw-
ings, and other descriptions are
encouraged.
Classes can be organized by
public and private school teach-
ers, agriscience teachers, schools
food and nutrition managers,
and youth activity coordinators
with County Cooperative
Extension Offices, FFA chap-
ters, Florida Farm Bureau
groups, and other related areas.
Entiies must be postmarked
on or before December 20,
2008. The winner will be noti-
fied on or before January 15,
2009, and the "Xtreme Cuisine
Chef Cooking Demo" will be
held prior to May 31, 2009.
"The nutritional information
provided at the 'Xtreme
Cuisine' events helps students
make healthy eating choices as
they become adults," Bronson
said. "Learning the importance
of good nutrition at a young age
is the key to a healthy future."


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VOTE FOR AND ELECT

KENNETH F. SPEIGHTS

FOR

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DIST. 4

Hello, I'm Kenneth Speights, and I'm again running for School Board Member District 4. I am a
life long resident of Calhoun County as well as my wife, Arleshia Speights. We both attended and
graduated from Blountstown High School., Our children currently attend Blountstown High School
and Blountstown Elementary School. My Mission is to promote education, which is my passion.
Calhoun County is full of talented people. I believe each young person has talent and potential,
each has some gift to develop, and each something to give to the good of the community. The
Calhoun County I want to strive for is a County with no cap on ambition, no ceiling on hope, no
limit to where your potential will take you or how far you can rise, a County where the talents of
each of us can contribute to the well being and prosperity of all. And this idea of excellence in
education is not just a noble ideal, respecting the search for knowledge, the pursuit of wisdom
and the fulfillment of human potential; it is also I think as everybody knows a community
challenge. So let's face this challenge together as I'm asking for your vote on August 26, 2008.
.And may God Bless each and every candidate.
Background Information
* Age 33
* Married with three children (Arleshia, LaVasyette 16, Miah 14, and Kenneth II 5)
* Director of Social Services (Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown)
* Masters Degree in Psychology (Troy University)
* Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice/Forensic Studies (University of West Florida)
* Associates Degree in General Studies (Gulf Coast Community College)
* Member of Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society)
* Member of ACA New Professional (American Counseling Association)
* School Advisory Committee Member (Blountstown Middle School)
* Florida Certified Fire Fighter (Blduntstown Fire Department, Volunteer)
* Florida Certified First Responder (Blountstown Fire Department, Volunteer)
* Florida Certified Child Protective Worker (Department of Children and Families)
* Certified Damage Assessment Technician (American Red Cross, Tallahassee Chapter)
* Certified Mass Care Technician.(American Red Cross, Tallahassee Chapter)
* Deacon in Training (Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church)
* Brotherhood Member (Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church)

(Pd. Pol. Adv. by Kenneth Speights Campaign, Approved by Kenneth Speights)
Job 14:14 "All the days of my hard service, I will wait for my renewal to come"


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Superintendent of Schools



No Doubletalk

No Wild Accusations

No Political Obligations



Just Issues and Facts


S No Consolidation

State Statute 1013.64 Paragraph 2(a): "The Department (of Education)
shall encourage a construction program that reduces the average size of
schools."

Consolidation is not required by State Legislature for SFF funding.


Conservative Financial Management

With fuel and energy prices and other costs skyrocketing, old spending
habits must be replaced with a more disciplined attitude regarding how
taxpayer dollars are used to educate our children.


An Attitude of Service

Administrators are the servants of the teachers. The function of the
administrator is to make easier the job of the teacher who stands on the
front-line in education and is the primary difference maker between
mediocrity and excellence.

"The Right Choice at the Right Time"

Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by RON MEARS, Democrat for Superintendent of Schools


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The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 14


Men's Day program at
St. Mary's on Sunday

Sunday, August 21, at 11:00
a.m. CT, St. Mary's
Missionary Baptist Church will
celebrate it's annual Men's Day
Program. The guest speaker
will be the honorable Ken
Hosford. Come on out to hear
his inspirational message and
music along with the St. Mary
Male Chorus. For more infor-
mation, contact Rev. Warren
Mosley at 674-8935 or 272-
2080.

The Shepherds to sing
at Welcome Assembly

The pastor, Dr. Batts of the
Welcome Assembly of God
Church invites everyone to
their Southern Gospel Sing
with the National known group,
The Shepherds. The
Shepherds will be performing
such radio hits as A Black
Heart, On My Way To A
Miracle, On My Knees, and
their signature song There's A
Miracle in the Making, just to


name a few....
The Shepherds will be at the
Welcome Assembly of God
Church, Thursday, August 28,
at 6:30 p.m. The church is
located at 6794 Messer Road,
Grand Ridge, located in the
Dellwood Community. If you
have any questions, please call
the church office at 850-592-
5077 between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

On Fire Ministry at
St. Paul is underway

On Saturday, August 16, the
On Fire Ministry celebrated its
first program at St. Paul AME
Church. The program, "That's
What's Up!" was a wonderful
success. There was singing,
praise dancing, and comical
skits that captured the atten-
tion of the youth and their par-
ent's. Door prizes were given
for several age groups.
Refreshments were also served.
If you missed it, you missed
a treat! Don't worry though,
you will have a chance to get
your praise on at our next pro-
gram on September 13, at St.
Paul AME Church. Our theme


will be "Get on my level!"
We would like to thank our
many sponsors for their dona-
tions.
We are still in need of spon-
sors for food or to purchase to-
shirts for youth for our monthly
programs.
Thank you to the youth that
participated. All of you did a
wonderful job!
If you need more informa-
tion about On Fire Ministries or
would like to make a donation
please call Karen Engram at
674-9551.


Revival begins today
at Deliverance Temple

It's time for a spirit filled
revival!! Deliverance Temple
Church of God in Christ will
have revival services on August
20 August 23, with Elder
Carlton S. Childs from
Overcoming Church of God in
Christ from Clearwater, Fla. as
the guest speaker. Services will
begin at 7:30 p.m. The church
is located at 1156 Dewey
Johnson Way in Gretna, Fla.
Everyone is invited to attend.


Benders win 2nd place in GA tourney

The Benders Baseball Team competed in a tournament August 9-10 in Donalsonville, Georgia, and placed
second but of 10 teams competing. In Saturday's pool play, the Benders defeated the Rebels, 13-2 and the
Tallahassee Thrashers, 19-1. After winning both games and giving up only 3 runs, the Benders went into
Sunday's tournament play as the number one seed. Sunday's tournament games consisted of play against the
Rebels, defeating them 10-2, Tallahassee Heat, defeating them 8-7 before falling to the Tifton County Thunder
in the championship game by a score of 11-2. These young men did an excellent job playing five baseball
games in two days and bringing home a second place trophy. Team members consisted of Latavian Godwin,
Jaylon Hall, Bryson Home, Shad Johnson, TA Polver, Peter Setterich, Dylan Smith, Tyreek Sumner and Tanner
Young. The Benders are coached by Emory Home, Terry Blair and Tim Young. Congratulations, coaches and
players. Your. communities are proud of you!


Vote for and Elect


Thomas Flowers

for County Commissioner Dist. 5



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To those6o' you I have not had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Thomas Flowers. I am seeking the
office of Calhoun County Commissioner District.5. I am married to Sherry Lindsey Flowers, and we have
two a.ughfers. Carson and Hunter Sherry is Ihe daughter of John and Sandra Lindsey of Biounistown. I
have Iled and worked in Calhoun Cou.nty for many years and presently own a mortgage business located
on Main Street in Blounlstown
During the next 4 years, the.county will be facing very tough financial, decisions inrrthe budget and in the
growth of our county. I am dedicated to improving the future of the county by not only improving roads and
bridges, preserving county jobs, and improving the overall services of the county. but also by opening the
doors of the county to welcome new business and industry. Many of you have voiced your concerns to me
over the past several months about ever increasing property taxes, lack of new jobs, and' many other
issues. I have twenty years of financial experience in analyzing budgets, managing money, and dealing
with the day to day issues of running a business. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University
in Social Science and Economics. I feel with my financial experience, my educational background, and my
down to earth common sense approach to government along with your Input that we will be able to grow
and prosper in these difficult financial times.
I respectfully ask for your vote and support In seeking the office of Calhoun County Commissioner
District 5. You may contact me with any questions at my cell 643-8009, office 237-2777 or email
me at thomasf@gtcom.net. r -
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Vote Charles "Chuck" McCrone, Jr. on

Tuesday, Aug. 26th A Sheriff Who'll
Spend Wiser, Work Smarter, and Serve Better


I'm Charles "Chuck" McCrone, Jr. and I
want to serve as your next Sheriff. My
work has kept me from campaigning as
much as I would have liked, so I hope
you'll take the time to read about me and
why I hope you'll consider me to be your
next Sheriff. I am the forty-seven year old
divorced father of two sons, "Chucky" and
Brent and one daughter, Amelia, and
grandfather to a granddaughter, "Tarrin. I
was born and raised in Calhoun 'County.
Prior to law enforcement, I worked on a
dredge for five years and logged another
five.

Why I'm running.
* A local paper recently reported that we
live in the second safest county in Florida
based upon the Uniform Crime Report
(UCR) statistics. I don't think, so. Rather
than showing that Calhoun County is safe,
I believe the UCR reflects a lack of
confidence in a Sheriff's Office that is
ineffective at investigating and prosecuting
crimes. The UCR only reports crimes that
are charged. Citizens who lack confidence
in the Sheriff's Office don't report crimes.
Unreported crimes don't get charged and
reported crimes that are ignored or poorly
investigated don't get charged. I want to
restore confidence that reported crimes will
be thoroughly investigated and charges
brought in those cases, resulting in a truly
safer County to live in.
* Ethics issues and improper conduct has
plagued the Sheriff's Office. I want to
restore to Calhoun County citizens a
Sheriff's Office with integrity.

My law enforcement experience.
* I have seventeen years law enforcement
experience as a Corrections Officer with
the Florida DOC, in effect acting as a
"sheriff's deputy" with the "community" of a
prison. In that way I have gained the
qualifications to perform the two primary
functions of Sheriff law enforcement and
jail operation.
* Working in the DOC I have gained
valuable insight into the "human side" of
the justice system so that I believe the
Sheriff's Office can improve society and
save lives with programs for those "headed
down the wrong path."


* Extensive crisis training 1 received with
the DOC, essential for working in a prison,
could serve me and Calhoun County
citizens well, especially in light of
homeland security concerns and the
experience of Katrina, if I'm elected..

If I'm elected, the Sheriff's Office will
protect and serve you better than today by:
* Implementing programs to better care for
our most vulnerable citizens our senior
citizens, the disabled, and our children.
* Being an active presence in our schools
with deputies who can serve as role
models to our youth and counsel kids who
need it.
* Enforcing all Florida laws including animal
control and protection laws. Citizens will
no longer be told by the Sheriff's Office that
"we don't do animal control," left at risk,
and/or forced to deal with the problem
themselves. The Sheriff's Office will no
longer ignore cases of animal abuse and
neglect and the children who likely reside
in those same situations.
*Treating all citizens equally under the law.
* Recruiting and employing only the most
qualified and professional law enforcement
officers with the right attitude of public
service.
Investigating officer misconduct
complaints thoroughly and dealing with
them quickly and appropriately.
* Increasing community patrol and
decreasing "911" response times
* Spending money wisely. If it doesn't
make sense to have a helicopter, we won't.


Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Charles McCrone, Jr., Democrat, for Sheriff


Salis



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camp

Salis Martin, the son of Chad
and Tonya Martin of
Blountstown, recently participat-
ed in summer basketball camp
in Tallahassee. Salis is pictured
at left with Coach Mike
McGrotha, Maclay head coach,
who led the camp. Salis is the
great-grandson of Mrs. Etta Mae
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The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 15


Legal Notice
The Calhoun County School Board proposes to
amend the following policy for the Calhoun
County Schools as follows
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
CHAPTER 5.00-STUDENTS
Adding Policy:
USE OF TIME OUT, ISOLATION, AND MANUAL
PHYSICAL RESTRAINT INTERVENTION FOR
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
5.341
Adding policy that will state requirements for use
of timeout, isolation, and manual physical
restraint intervention for students with disabilities.
This proposed policy may be viewed in its entire-
ty at the Calhoun County School Board Office..

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:1003.32, 1006.09,
1006.11 FS
LAW(S) IMPLEMENTED:
HISTORY: ADOPTED:
REVISION DATE(S):
FORMERLY:
ECONOMIC IMPACT:
MINIMAL
A hearing will be held on the above amendment
in the Courthouse in Blountstown, Florida at the
Regular School Board meeting beginning a 5:00
P.M., C.S.T, Tuesday, September 9, 2008.
Grant Williams, Chairman
Calhoun County School Board
Attest:
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent
Calhoun County
Schools

Legal Notice
The Calhoun County School Board proposes to
amend the following policy for the Calhoun
County Schools as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS
CHAPTER 6.00-HUMAN RESOURCES


Amending Policy:
ANNUAL/VACATION
EAVE


5) Famillinly (experience not required) with
local conditions (15 points),
6) Fee reasonableness based on services to be
provided (5 points),
7) Certified MBE/WBE firm (5 points),
Potential FEMA and other project contracts may
be issued using the CDBG selection process, so
proposers should discuss FEMA and other grant
category experience and tasks if they wish to be
considered for non-CDBG projects.
Engineering services proposals will be evaluated
based upon the following criteria:
1) Successful experience in north Florida civil
engineering projects, including but not limited to
road paving and drainage (25 points),
2) Thoroughness and appropriateness of pro-
posed approach to meeting local needs, includ-
ing an outline of tasks and potential availability
schedules and estimated timeframes for comple-
tion of tasks (15 points),
3) Management and staffing capability, qualifi-
cations (20 points),
4) Quality of client references provided and/or
obtained (15 points),
5) Familiarity (experience not required) with
local conditions (10 points),
6) CDBG experience (10 points),
7) Certified MBE/WBE firm (5 points).
Interested consultants should submit an original
and three copies of proposals, sealed and clear-
ly labeled "Sealed Proposal for Grant Consultant
and/or Engineering". Proposals must be
received by 3:00 p.m. (CDT) on Monday, August
25, 2008, at the Clerk of Circuit Court Office,
Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central
Avenue East, Room 130, Blountstown, Florida,
32424.
Proposals will be evaluated and ranked by a
Selection Committee. The Calhoun County
Board of County Commissioners will consider the
Selection Committee's recommendation at the
Board meeting on Tuesday September 2, 2008 at
2:00 p.m. (CDT), or as soon as possible there-
after.
Additional information may be obtained from Mr.
Don O'Bryan, Emergency Management Director,
at 850-674-8075. Contracts resulting from the
process Will be subject to state and federal
requirements and grant award and release of
funds by the funding agency. The Calhoun
County Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any and all proposals,
waive technical errors, waive any informalities or
irregularities, and award the contracts In the best
interest of the County.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; FAIR
HOUSING & HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE
6.541 JURISDICTION.


Amending policy to reflect change to 3 days
vacation for Thanksgiving for previous 2 days.
This proposed policy may be viewed in its entire-
ty at the Calhoun County School Board Office.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:1001.41, 1012.22,
1012.23, FS.
LAW(S) IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43, 1012.22,
1012.27,
1012.38, 1012.98, 1012.985, FS.
HISTORY: ADOPTED: 6/12/2007
REVISION DATE(S):
FORMERLY:
ECONOMIC IMPACT:
MINIMAL
A hearing will be held on the above amendment
in the Courthouse in Blountstown, Florida at the
Regular School Board meeting beginning a 5:00
P.M., C.S.T., Tuesday, September 9, 2008.
Grant Williams,
Chairman
Calhoun County School Board
Attest:
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools

Legal Notice
CALHOUN COUNTY
REQUEST FOR GRANT SERVICES PROPOS-
ALS
The Calhoun County Board of County
Commissioners hereby requests proposals from
qualified individuals or firms to provide one or
more of the following services: Grant Application,
Grant Administration, and Engineering services
for 2008 and 2009 projects. Proposals will be
evaluated separately for each type of service
(application, administration, engineering).
Projects may include:
A. All new Emergency/Disaster Grants (FEMA,
CDBG, etc.) for FY 2008-09 disasters/emergen-
cies.
B. Florida Small Cities Economic Development
CDBG(s) for FY 2008 or FY 2009,
C. Neighborhood Revitalization or Housing
CDBG category for FY 2008 or FY 2009,
D. Other grants for which the Board may choose
to apply.
Contracts arising from this solicitation will be
issued on an as-peeded basis by the Board.
Proposals may be submitted for any or all servic-
es, for any or all grant categories, and will be
evaluated separately for each grant category.
Grant application services will include research
and recommendations on grant categories,
preparation of the applications) and other asso-
ciated tasks. Administration services may
include management and reporting for the
grantss, environmental review, contract develop-
ment and administration, financial administration,
labor standards compliance, and other neces-
sary tasks. Engineering services will include pre-
liminary investigations, conceptual design and
estimates of probable costs, provision of neces-
sary subcontractual services such as surveying
and soil testing, final design, permitting, bidding,
construction administration, resident inspection,
and other necessary associated tasks. A scope
of work outlining tasks to be performed for each
service for each project must be included in the
proposals.
Proposals for CDBG application and/or adminis-
tration services must include a fee proposal. For
potential CDBG or FEMA emergency/disaster
grants, proposers should include a discussion of
willingness to work within the allowable adminis-
trative budgets or bther relevant information on
fees. The unknown nature of emergency/disaster
grants precludes the County and the proposer
from establishing firm services and fees in
advance, but basic services and experience will
be considered in advance of the need for such a
project in order to expedite the application
process should the need arise,
CDBG application and administration services
proposals will be evaluated based upon the fol-
lowing criteria:
1) Successful experience in
administerkng/receiving Florida CDBG projects
(25 points),
2) Thoroughness and appropriateness of pro-
posed approach to meeting local needs, includ-
ing an outline of tasks (15 points),
3) Management and staffing capability, qualifi-
cations (20 points),
4) Quality of client references provided and/or
obtained (15 points),


Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-129CA
DIVISION:
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,
Plaintiff,
.-vs-
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,
Defendants.
SECONDED 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 OF THE TOWN 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 9th day of September, 2008, at
3:15 o'clock PM., 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 action.
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 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 11th day of August,
2008.
H. HENTZ McCLELLAN
Circuit Judge

Legal Notice
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 therp The certificate number and year
of issuance description of the property, and
the name it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate ,r o .ance: 2001
DESCRIF ION- 1 PF ERTY: Parcrer"
1 N-08-0000-0018-0101
Begin at the NE Cornar of SE 1/4 o'
Section 29, Township 1 North, Ran .st;
thence run bouth 198.7 feet along ,.. erline
of Charlie Johns Street; thence un North 89
degrees 49 minutes West 2015.65 feet along the
North line of Hentz Avenue to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence run North 89 degrees 49
minutes West 104.35 feet; thence North 00
degrees 39 minutes West 198.7 feet; thence run
South 89 degrees 49 minutes East 104.35 feet;
thence run South 00 degrees 39 minutes East


198.7 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Being
the same as Lot 20 of the Original Eugene
McClellan Subdivision, an unrecorded plat.
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: Dixie Jems,
Inc., Bill Corbin, 4302 Alford St., Panama City, FL
32404-6516.
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
02nd day of October, 2008, at 10:00 A.M. CST.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of Circuit Court of
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA


Farmers advised NAP





deadlines are extended


The Food, Conservation,
and Energy Act of 2008 (2008
Act), was enacted on June 18,
2008. The 2008 Act created
several new disaster programs
under Supplemental
Agricultural Disaster
Assistance. Producers must
purchase at least CAT level of


insurance for all insurable crops
Legal Notice and/or NAP coverage for nonin-
surable crops to be eligible for
PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CALHOUN COUN- these programs. As a result of
TY CANVASSING BOARD AND CANVASSING se programs. As a result of
OF THE ABSENTEE AND PROVISIONAL BAL-
LOTS FOR THE AUGUST 26, 2008 PRIMARY
ELECTION


The Calhoun County Canvassing Board will meet
at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, to can-
vass absentee and provisional ballots for the
August 26, 2008 Primary Election. This meeting
is open to the public and will be held in the
Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Office in
the Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central
Avenue East, Room G-10, Blountstown, Florida.
Sealed absentee ballots for the Primary Election
received prior to 2p.m. on August 26 will be avaij-
able for public Inspection In the Supervisor of
Elections Office from 2 p.m. until the Canvassing
Board convenes at 3 p.m.Ilmmediately afterward,
those absentee ballots will be opened and
processed, but not tabulated. Tabulation of all
absentee ballots will not begin until after 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, 'August 26, 2008. Any ballots
received between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
August 26, 2008, will be available for public
Inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect
absentee ballots received during that time period
must be present. Shortly after receipt, those bal-
lots will be opened and processed, but not tabu-
lated.
Pursuant to Section i01.68(2)(c)2, Florida
Statutes, if any elector or candidate present
believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a
defect apparent on the voter's, certificate, he or
she may, at any time before the ballot is removed
from the envelope, file with the Canvassing
Board a protest against the canvass of that bal-
lot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the
reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal.
A challenge based upon a defect in the voter's
certificate may not be accepted after the ballot
has beenrremoved from the mailing envelope.
The Calhoun dourity Canvassing Board will
reconvene at 7 p.m. on August 26, 2008 to can-
vass precinct returns and provisional ballots. It
may become necessary for the Calhoun County
Canvassing Board to reconvene after August 26,
2008. If so, the time and date will be posted at the
Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Office
and announced at the conclusion of the August
26, 2008 meeting.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida,
all Canvassing Board meetings are open to the
public.
Note: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states
that if a person decides to appeal any decision by
a board, agency, or commission with respect to
any matter considered at a meeting or hearing,
he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he or she may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made, which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
Margie C. Laramore
Supervisor of Elections
Calhoun County, Florida


sought





for 'Art




Alive'

The Liberty County Arts
Council is now preparing for
the 5th Annual Art Alive Show
and sale to be held September
12th through September 18th
at the VetArans Memorial Civic
Centre in Bristol.
The show will consist of
multi-media forms of art work
prepared by local artists and
artists from surrounding areas.
We will have a special young
people's art section for the
younger artists. Art teachers
are encouraged to enter their
students as part of this special
section.
There is no charge to exhib-
it or for the public to come and
view. Please call.Gloria Keenan
643-5235 or Babs Moran 643-
5491 for any additional infor-
mation.


SUBSCRIBE

TODAY!

Call 674-5041


Example 1: A 2009 NAP
application closing date estab-
lished as September 1, 2008,
will be extended to December
1, 2008, since the established
application closing date of
September 1, 2008, is before
December 1, 2008.
Example 2: A 2009 NAP
application closing date estab-
lished as December 30, 2008,
will remain unchanged, since
the established application clos-
ing date of December 30, 2008,
is not before December 1,
2008.
Example 3: A 2009 NAP
application closing date estab-
lished as December 1, 2008,
will remain unchanged, since
the application closing date falls
on the authorized extended
application closing date.
Additional information on
Disaster Programs is available
at your local USDA Farm
Service Center.


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Dear Calhoun County Voter:
The primary election is this coming Tuesday. August 26 Those of you i ho has en't \ oted early in the
Elections Office or cast an absentee ballot still have a choice to make. and once again I ask ou to please consider re-electing me a. your
supervisor of elections. Being elected b} the people of Calhoun County in 20014 has been a gscat honor and a privilege for me, and I
would very much like to continue to be your supervisor of elections
As avoter, you're the boss and you have an important responsibility to use your vote to ensure that the best. most-qualified candidates
are elected, or "hired," to fill key positions in your county government. But how do otherss decide which candidate is best' Sometimes
voters may choose a candidate based on fanuly ties., -fiendslup. popularity, or \ various other reasons. not considering ever single aspect of
why a candidate may or may not be the best person for the job Many otherss ha\e already made up their minds. others ma be undecided
on whom to vote for and why. When you choose your candidate. please consider qualifications. experience. and the candidate's record of
service for the position. But please remember. There's no substitute for already having those critical qualities from Nears of service in the
position.
I have thoroughly enjoyed serving you in the Elections Office since 1997. starting out as chief deputy and with the past 3 1/2 ) cars as
your elected supervisor. I can assure you that my office staff and I have the kno\l ledge and experience needed to continue to sen e you
with honesty, integrity, hard work, efficiency, professionahsm and fncndlness
Because my duties in your Elections Office will prevent me from personally visiting eer\one, I hope that you'll understand
and accept my apology. I am your public servant FIRST. and I cannot abandon the job responsibilities that were placed in m\
trust when I was elected in 2004. If you'd like for me to visit \ou or if you hae an;, questions. please send an e-mail to me al
Margieoilmargielammore corn or feel free to call m;n home at 762-3405
I'm asking for your careful consideration, and then your vote, when Nou carly tole. \ote bN absentee ballot or go to the polls on
Augu.,t 26 Thank you for your support H.Z,,


A specialnote from The Honorable
Terry Vaughan, Bradford County
Supervisor of Elections and Payt-Present
of the Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections


Bradford County, Florida


May 28, 2008


"Freedom Rings With Every Vote"


To the Voters of Calhoun County:

It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse the candidacy of Margie laramonre to
continue as Supervisor or Elections in Calhoun County.

Having known Margie for ino eai I can attest to her leadership skills and
dedication to the office. In th "li...4ing world of election administration, you
can lake comfort in knowing that Margic I :is the experience necessary to meet tilhe
challenge.

Margie is a lady with great integrity who will continue a tradition *successful elections. As Past-President of the Florida State Association of
supervisors of Elections, I call confirm that Margie has earned the respect of so
many election officials from around the state.

Bradford County has launched a successful "Vote in Honor of a Vet" program that
is largely patterned from the effort initiated by Margie in Calhloun County.


In summary, the voters of Calhoun County
Margie Laramore to remain in this important re


Best Wishes,
J-t Ku'r

Tert, aughan
Supervisor of Elections
Bradford Counaty


can take pride in their support iof
ole.



A'l.I


P.0, Box 58 1 Starke, FL 32091-0058 ( 904-966-6266 Fax 904-966-6165
e-mail: bradsoe@bradford-co-ila.org ,k www bradfordelections.com


IMPROVEMENTS FOR SAFETY, PRIVACY, AND A
BETTER VOTING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL
CALHOUN COUNTY CITIZENS!

A after becoming elected, my staff and I have made some much-
needed changes to your Elections Office to comply with state
and federal law and to ensure that each eligible voter in Calhoun
County is able to cast a secret ballot legally, on time and inde-
pendently:

=> Using inmate labor, we knocked down a few walls to expand the office to allow us
to house all of our elections equipment, supplies and records in one location, a must for
security purposes. The expanded office area also allows us to accommodate the public
for early voting and for open, visible election-night tabulation. The expanded lobby area
now allows us to accommodate our citizens with physical disabilities.
= We've upgraded our Web site (www.votecalhoun.com) to allow our citizens to
register to vote, change an address, or request an absentee ballot online. Voters can
also visit our Web site to check their registration status, view election results, and more.
=> We've started a voter education program to go into the high schools to register
more students to vote than ever before,
=> AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! VISIT WWW.MARGIELARAMORE.COM.


KEEP EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR You!

RE-ELECT YOUR STATE-CERTIFIED CANDIDATE!


MARGIE LARAMORE

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
PHONE 762-3405

WWW.MARGIELARAMORE.COM

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Margie Laramore, Democrat, for Supervisor of Elections


Legal Advertisements


Vote For and Elect



Clifford (Jeff) O'Brian


for -

Calhoun


County


Commissioner .


District 5

I was born and raised in Calhoun County. 1. have
lived in District 5 for "29 years. I have been
attending the county commission meetings to be
prepared to got to work if elected. My policy is
honesty. With the good Lord's help, I will stay
honest. My promise is to do the very best for the
citizens and taxpayers.

Please Vote O'Brian


August 26, 2008
Poltcal Advenisement Paid for and Approved by Chlfford O'Bnan. Democrat. for County Commdssioner Distnct 5


LEGAL NOTICES



Deadline Monday Noon


Please Email Your Ads to


news@thecountyrecord.net


no faxes please
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the late announcement of the
2009 risk management pur-
chase requirement, an exten-
sion of those 2009 NAP appli-
cation closing dates that fall
before December 1, 2008, is
authorized to allow eligible pro-
ducers to purchase 2009 NAP
coverage to be eligible for the
new disaster programs.
Extending 2009 NAP appli-
cation deadlines to December
1, 2008, does not modify the
definition of coverage period.
Generally NAP coverage will
not begin until the later of the
following dates:
30 calendar days after the
date the CCC-471, Application
for Coverage, is filed,
The date the crop is plant-
ed not to exceed the final plant-
ing date.
Any 2009 NAP application
closing dates established before
December 1, 2008, are now
extended to December 1, 2008.







The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 16


Blountstown's Florence Taylor Powers



releases 'A Phrase For Any Occasion'


A local girl that grew up in
Blountstown and Panama city most of
her life has written a book that is now
published. The book is called, "A
Phrase For Any Occasion."
Florence Taylor Powers always had
a fascination for phrases growing up
and decided to put together the ones
that she collected along the way. She
graduated from Blountstown High
School in 1973 and since started a
cleaning company that she had for
many years in Blountstown and


Panama CIty where she moved to and
lived there for many years.
She met her husband, Dave
Powers, in Panama City where he
owned The Furniture Docks Store
and The Auto Max Service Center.
They have now been married for 17
years and now reside in Kansas City,
Mo.
Florence has been to a number of
book signing, including in Orlando,
San Diego and Kansas City, Mo. Her
book is in every fine bookstore online


wwwA'''Ri.th.~eountyr~' ecodIe t eNiI


and she is hoping to have one in her
hometown soon. It is a sure thing that
once you start the book, you will have
problems putting it down.
She
h a s
already
started
other
books she
is hoping J
to finish
and come


out sometime next year. She hopes to
see some of you along the way. You
can also go to her website, www.flo-
rencepowers.com


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Custom Planing Cypress & Juniper Molding


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14102 Hwy 71 S
Blountstown. FL 32424


Home 850-674-2128
Cell 850-899-0602
Also 850-674-2195


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Field Service
Calls Only


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for
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Residential & Commercial

Blountstown, Florida
850-674-2000
Fax: 850-674-9330
email: bracewellpsj@fairpoint.net




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*NO MONEY
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SALES, SERVICE AND INSTALLATION
ALDIO & VIDEO EXPERTS
FOR HOME, CAR AND BOATS


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Owners
sales sou rdof audio.corn


850/674-6363
fax 850/674-2248
19277 SR 20 W
Blountstown. FL 32424


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AND REFRIGERATION
Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units.
Ice Machines & Cold Storage
HWY. 20 WEST -- BLOUNTSTOWN. FLA.............674-8538
George While. Owner/Operator
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Serving Calhoun County Since 1990 ,
"No Job Too Big or Small" NO FRONEY*Tn,
CONCRETE WORK UP FRONT 0 ,-
LANDSCAPING PAY UPONX
PRESSURE CLEANING COMPLETION
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SEAMLESS GUTTERS FREE ESTIMATES
PAINTING
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850-348-0351


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Sheetrock Hanging
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Painting & Repairs

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The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 17












Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net


AUCTION
AUCTION
Saturday, August 23, 2008 8:00
A.M.
Hwy. 231 ,N. Campbellton, Fla.
Farm & Construction Equipment,
County, City, Bank Repos &
Others Plus Consignments
Mason Auction & Sales LLC FL
850-263-0473 Office
850-258-7652 Chad
850-849-0792 Gerald
www.masonauction.com

BOATS & MOTORS
Fishing and skiing boat for sale.
Cruise the water in a 17 foot 1987
Nitro boat equipped with a 110 hp
outboard Evinrude motor and a
trolling motor. The boat, which has
a walk through windshield and rear
ladder, is either hitting the lakes or
the river for a day of fishing or a day
of water skiing and tubing. In good
condition with trailer. $2550. Call
850-272-6783 or 850-272-8178 for
more info. Can email pictures and
work with you aboutdelivery.
14' Scandy White boat with a 25 HP
Mariner motor, AM/FM CD, trolling
motor, $3,000. Call 674-1719.

CARS & TRUCKS
2001 F250, 7.3 liter, diesel, 70,000
miles, $18,000 miles. Call 674-1719.

1993 Grand Caravan, good tires,
new brakes, 23 MPG, V-6, new cold
A/C, $$1800 OBO. Call 606-776-
1762 or 606-748-4732.

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 on Newsome Road.
$475/month. No pets. Call 674-
8725.
3 bedroom, 2 bath house for rent,
CH/A, nice home, good neighbor-
hood, 3 miles north on Hwy. 69.
$650/month plus $500/ deposit. Call
674-5059 or 674-5921.
Small 2 bedroom, 1 bath house,
recently remodeled, very nice, 2
miles north on Hwy. 69. $500/month
plus $500/deposit. Call 674-5059 or
674-5921.

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 r6nt.
Call 674-7616.

FOR SALE
$159 Queen Pillow-Top Mattress
Set, unused in plastic w/warranty.
222-9879. Delivery avail.
2 Pc Full/twin mattress sets in
sealed plastic NEW $129 ea set.
Can Deliver. 545-7112.
BEAUTIFUL CHERRY solid wood
sleigh bed & mattress. NEW. $369.
222-9879.
Bedroom: Complete Designer 7
piece set, all new. Sacrifice $849.
545-7112. Can deliver.
DINETTE SET: SOLID WOOD
table & 4 chairs -. $149. NEW IN
BOX 222-9879.
Micro-Fiber sofa/loveseat. $500.


IN HOME TELEPHONE
REPAIR SERVICE
CALL

PORTER

REPLACE OLD LINES
INSTALL NEW JACKS
RUN CAT 5 WIRE
674-4889


John "Handy" Mann
Home Improvements
Ceramic Tile, Floong, Drywall, Plumbing,
Additions, Decks, Painting, Roofing,
Siding, Carpent
(850)674-6410
or 447-0810
Over 35 years experience
Licensed & Insured



Home For Sale
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home
on 1/2 acre lot
with 12x40 add-on.
$35,000
Scott's Ferry, private dead-end
road, bordering St. Joe Forest
with spring-fed creek on property.
Walking distance to Chipola
River.
Great for Hunting or Fishing




1,2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
"The Best Place to live"
Rental Assistance
Sutton Creek Apartments
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDD/Tl Y 711
Equal Housing Opportunity


Earthtone, hardwood frame, warran-
ty, new in crate, del avail. 545-7112.
* Queen Orthopedic Pillowtop NEW
mattress set in sealed plastic. Full
warranty. Sacrifice $289. Can deliv-
er. 425-8374.
NASA Visco Memory Foam mat-
tress set NEW in plastic w/warranty.
List Value $1400 Sacrifice $599. Del
available. 222-9879.
Puzzles, want to trade 6 or 7 500
pc. jigsaw puzzles for some 100 pc.
suitable for 1st. gd., and for puzzle
enthusiast, several other larger,
complicated puzzles, of various used
only one time, to be traded for some
of similar quality, call 762-3881.
1950 Ford tractor, runs good,
$2,000 and 2 antique metal bed,
$200 ea. Call 674-3012.
2006 Harley Davidson Road King,
1 owner, black, less than 100 miles.
$14000. Call 674-4364 or 643-7796.
Toshiba DR-410 HDMI UP convert
DVD recorder, 2008 model, book,
box and remote, 2 game system,
$85.00. Call 762-3477.
Regular Nintendo computer with 2
joy sticks, 6 games, excellent work-
ing condition, Rare, $40.00;
Nintendo 64, 1 joy stick, 4 games,
works great, $35.00 Call 762-3477.
Polaris 500 4-wheeler, ,4WD,
equipped with gun rack, call 762-
8000.


FREE PETS
Absolutely adorable puppy! Half-
Lab & half Husky. Approx. 10 weeks
old. Very tame and friendly. Black
male, looks like a black lab. Last
puppy left. Free 'to a good home.
Call 674-1077 or 643-6265.


Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
. Call Chris Nissley





M&W Self Storage
RENTALS
7 Days A Week Service
5x10...$20 Per Month
I0x10...$35 Per Month
10x20...$70 Per Month
10x25...$90 Per Month
.**NO DEPOSIT ...
CALL 762-8807 OR 762-9555
OR 762-8597


JOB OPPORTUNITY
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED. No
CDL? No Problem! $900 weekly.
Home weekends with TMC.
Company endorsed CDL Training. 1-
866-280-5309.

A Terrific Opportunity!
Liberty National Life Insurance
Company
$100,000+ Earning Potential,
Benefits, Pension, 401(k), BCBS
Insurance. Call 1-800-257-5500.

HOMES FOR SALE
New 1200 sq. ft home under con-
struction 3 bedroom, 2 bath on a
NICE WOODED 70'x 210'lot on Oak
Ave. in Blountstown. Tile and lami-
nate flooring City utilities. Kitchen
appliance package including built in
microwave. Up to 100% financing
with approved credit. EXCELLENT
BUY AT ONLY $99,900.00. Call
762-8185 or 653-5597.
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, brick, 1+
acre, corner lot, fenced, detached 40
x 50 outbuilding, walk to shopping,
K-12, medical and downtown
Blountstown. Job causes to relo-
cate. Asking payoff, $113,000. Call
606-776-1762 or 606-748-4732.
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home for sale
with 10 acres, 40 x 60 garage. Call
674-1719.
-I

LIVESTOCK
4 year old Sorrell mare good dispo-
sition,rrides but needs working. No
tack. ,14.5 hands $375.00. Call 762-


8185.
A pair of purple black shoulder
peacock for $200. Call 674-5470.

LOST & FOUND
LOST!! CASH REWARD!! Teacup
Yorkie, 6 Ibs. 2 years old. Lost
around SE Sherry Ave. and Pear St.
Missing since Saturday, August 16th.
My children would love her home.
CALL 447-0798.
LOST! REWARD OFFERED -
Black & white pit bull, Last seen on
Blackbottom Road in Altha. Very
sick and needs his medication ASAP.
Orange hunting collar, scar on left
shoulder. Call 762-8807 or 272-
1002 ask for Crystal.



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COPIES

FAX SERVICE

JOB PRINTING






Central Ave. 674-5041


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08 CHEVY AVEO LS


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ONLY..$10 988

ALL VEHICLES

08 Chevy Aveo, white, 14,349 mi., stk# 32659
08 Chevy Aveo, silver, 16,972 mi., stk# 32669
08 Chevy Impala, silver, 33,376 mi., stk# 32609
08 Chevy Malibu, white, 28,965 mi. stk# 32639
08 Chevy Malibu, gold, 25,491 mi., stk# 32649
08 Jeep Commander, gray, 8,970 mi., stk# 30209
07 Cehvy Trail Blazer, gray, 10,905 mi., stk# 30009
07 Dodge Ram, black, 29,665 mi., stk#32989
07 Ford F-150, blue, 14,466 mi., stk# 31809
07 Ford Taurus, green,38,055 mi., stk# 31899
0 07 Hyundai Azera, purple, 33,283 mi., stk# 32629
'Pictures for illustation purposes only. All financing with
approved credit. Down payment, interest rate, & term
may vary. All prices plus tax, title, & $299.50 P&H fee.
All vehicles subject to prior sale. Above listed prices
after $500.00 Cash Down!
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SERVICES
ALLEN McCLELLAN
HANDY MAN
*CARPENTRY *REPAIRS
*PAINTING OR JUST NAME IT!
850-762-2081
INSURED

NEW VIEW
PAINTING & PRESSURE WASH-
ING
Interior & Exterior
No Job Too Small
Free Estimate
Call Edwin Ortiz at 850-832-0711
Licensed & Insured


$11,988


07 Kia Soren, blue, 36,503 mi., stk# 32809
07 Nissan Tiitan, silver, 20,121 mi., stk#32789
07 Toyota Tundra, maroon, 30,977 mi., stk#32,929
06 Dodge Durango, white, 69,286 mi., stk# 327091
06 Ford Explorer, white, 40,288 mi., stk# 32949
06 Ford F150, red, 67,402 mi., stk# 32009
06 Ford F150, gray, 29,189 mi., stk# 32779
06 Ford F150, silver, 24,544 mi., stk# 32849
06 Ford F150, beige, 35,396 mi., stk# 32569
05 Chevy Avalanche, blue, 28,049 mi., stk# 32769
05 Chevy Avalanche, beige, 57,355 mi., stk# 32869

UNDER NEW
MANAGEMENT!
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WANTED TO BUY
JUNK CARS $100-$200
Will haul off scrap metal or will pay
by the pickup loads
Call 899-2112 or 674-3951


WE HAVE
ONE
DEADLINE

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MONDAY


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06 FORD F-150 CREW CAB


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ONLY..$12,988


05 Chevy Trail Blazer, silver, 69,979 mi., stk# 32829
05 Dodge Ram, black, 45,031 mi., stk# 32939
05 Ford Explorer, black, 47,420 mi., stk# 32589
05 Ford F150, white, 61,156 mi., stk# 32919
05 Nissan Frontier, gray, 47,645 mi., stk# 32799
04 Chevy K1500, silver, 106,934 mi., stk# 65103
04 Chevy Trail Blazer, blue, 41,259 mi., stk# 32839
04 Ford Explorer, red, 42,818 mi., stk# 32909
04 Jeep Grand, white, 69,166 mi., stk# 32079
01 Pontiac Grand Prix, silver, 71,966 mi., stk# 319491
99 Ford F150, 61,254 miles, stk# 305691


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The county Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 18


I County Commll Fiss[e U~ion minute (


CALHOUN COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS


the Board the 2008 Regular
Legislative Update.


MINUTES LINDA WILLIAMS/
JULY 15, 2008 ANIMAL CONTROL AND
PARKS
RESENT AND ACTING: Ms. Williams discussed the
WILLIE T. GRANT, possibility of the Board funding
HAIRMAN a community center and park in
DAN WYRICK, VICE- the Mossy Pond Area.
HAIRMAN Commissioner Wyrick stated
ELIZABETH PICKRON that Mr. O'Bryan was working
JERAL HALL, SR. on this request. She also asked
DANNY RAY WISE the Board to consider paying
EMMANUEL HIRES, part of the cost for neutering
EPUTY and spading of animals ,in the
MATT FUQUA, ATTOR- county.
EY Commissioner Hall stated he
RUTH W. ATTAWAY, would like for the county to
LERK explore the possibility of the
JANICE HOLLEY, Community Center and Park.
EPUTY CLERK Commissioner Wyrick stated
that Mr. O'Bryan is working on
this issue and will report to the
IND RETROFIT Board when something is
ROJECT BID accomplished.
Mr. Horton returned and
BIDDER: HURRICANE stated that the Critical Facility
ROTECTION INDUS- Wind Retrofit bids were higher
RIES; LLC than the grant funding amount
TOTAL BASE BID: and that he spoke with Mr.
18,385.00 O'Bryan and he recommended
to the Board to reject all bids
BIDDER: PHOENIX and re-advertise. After discus-
RCHITECTURAL PROD- sion, a motion was made by
CTS, INC. Commissioner Wyrick, second-
TOTAL BASE BID: ed by Commissioner, Hall and
17,346.00 carried to re-advertise for the
Critical Facility Wind Retrofit.


BIDDER: WIND TECH
PRODUCTS, INC.
TOTAL BASE BID:
$167,444.31

A motion was made by
Commissioner Hall, seconded
by Commissioner Wyrick and
carried to table the above bids
for review by Tommy Horton,
Homeland Security/Disaster
Services Consultant with
Malcolm- Pirnie.


BELL WITH
SOLUTIONS,


Patrick Bell, Legislative and
Administrative Consultant for
Calhoun County discussed with


LARRY LEAHEY
Mr. Leahey asked the Board
why the County Attorney,
Commissioner Hall and several
citizens on Hamilton Springs
Road met to discuss the trim-
ming of trees and shrub on
Hamilton Springs Road. He
stated he did not know there
was a meeting called and asked
why he was not notified.
Attorney Fuqua stated the
he went out to look at the trees
and shrubs to determine the
legal way to approach Mr.
Leahey. Mr. Leahey expressed
his concerns and stated that the
trees and limbs could be cut if
they were in the way of traffic


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Commissioner Wise stated
that the Board agreed in a pre-
vious meeting to contact Mr.
Leahey before doing any work
on his property.
Commissioner Wise stated
that he was still working on the
problems on the Chipola River.
He stated that a web party page
referencing the Chipola River
was on the internet.

COMMISSIONER WYRICK
Commissioner Wyrick pre-
sented to the Board a copy of
the December 16, 2003 min-
utes which stated that


Chairman Whitfield recom-
mended to the Board to pro-
mote Mr. Don A.
O'Bryan to administrator to
the Board. After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Whitfield, sec-
onded by Commissioner Hunt
and carried to promote Mr.
O'Bryan to this position.
Commissioner Whitfield stated
that all of Mr. O'Bryan's salary
is funded through grant monies.
Mr. Wyrick made a motion
for Mr. O'Bryan to comply with
the job description which
includes enforcing County poli-


cies and evaluating County
employees. In addition, Mr.
O'Bryan should carry out all
other duties of county adminis-
trator specified in his attached
job description. Motion second-
ed by Commissioner Hall and
carried 4-1. Commissioner
Wise voted no.
There being no further busi-
ness, the Board did adjourn.

ATTEST:
RUTH W ATTAWAY,
CLERK
WILLIE T. GRANT,
CHAIRMAN


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Anyone that has been
impacted by drunk driving can
tell you, nobody wins. From
the offender that was arrested -
- amassing legal fees, court
costs, fines, jail time, and
license suspensions -- to the vic-
tim in a car crash who has to
have their vehicle repaired or
recover from injuries sustained
in the crash.

That is why the Florida
Highway Patrol announced
today they will be joining with
thousands of other law enforce-
ment and highway safety agen-
cies across the nation from this
month and throughout the
Labor Day holiday to take part
in the Drunk driving. Over the
limit. Under arrest, crackdown
on impaired driving.
"Impaired driving is not an
accident it's an epidemic of
careless disregard for human
life," said Colonel John Czernis,
director of the Florida Highway
Patrol. "In 2006, there were
over 22,000 alcohol related


crashes in Florida, almost 1,000
less than there were in 2005.
We want to keep that down-
ward trend going by removing
the impaired driver before they
are involved in a crash. Our
troopers will be vigilant in
attempting to remove the drunk
drivers from Florida's road-
ways."
"Driving with a blood alcohol
content (BAC) of .08% or high-
er is illegal in every state yet we
continue to see far too many
people suffer from the bad
choices made by impaired driv-
ers," said Electra Theodorides-
Bustle, executive director of the
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles. "Drunk
driving is simply not worth the
risk. Our department is com-
mitted to preventing senseless
tragedy caused by drunk driv-
ers."
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting sobriety
checkpoints and selective
enforcement patrols throughout
the state to identify and arrest


those who make the decision to
drive while under the influence
of alcohol.
Don't drink and drive!
For real-time traffic and road
condition reports, as well as
maps and other safety tips, the
public is urged to visit the FHP
website at www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/.
Florida drivers can also call 511
on their cell phone for up-to-the
minute updates on traffic con-
gestion, road construction, lane
closures, severe weather and
travel delays on Interstates and
major highways.

The Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles
encourages anyone with a valid
Florida driver license or identi-
fication card to .go online to
www.flhsmv.gov and enter their
emergency contact information.
This vital information gives law
enforcement immediate access
to this information in cases of an
emergency, which makes it eas-
ier for them to contact a family
member or friend.


a week.
***Office open during lunch.
***Having the office open on Saturday mornings for

the working people to take care of their needs.
Thank you for your support.
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on the road as long as his
boundaries are respected. Mr.
Leahey stated that there would
not be a boundary agreement
written.

CLERK ATTAWAY
Clerk Attaway presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution Contract Change Order
#1 for John Redd Road East to
GAC for an increase of
$230,000.00 and a time exten-
sion increase of 62 days with a
new completion date of August
15, 2008. After discussion, a
motion was made by
Commissioner Wyrick, second-
ed by Commissioner Hall and
carried to approve and execute
Change Order #1.
Clerk Attaway presented to
the Board for approval and exe-
cution the application for fund-
ing assistance for the Edward
Byrne Memorial Justice
Assistance Grant (JAG)
Program for $29,180.00. After
discussion, a motion was made
by Commissioner Wise, second-
ed by Commissioner Wyrick
and carried to approve and exe-
cute said application.
Clerk Attaway informed the
Board that during a previous
storm a limb fall on one of the
Department of Correction
(DOC) van that hauled inmates
to work for the County. DOC
asked that the Board pay for
the parts to fix the van. The
estimated cost for the parts will
be less than $1,000.00. After
discussion, the Board agreed by
consensus to pay for the parts.
Clerk Attaway stated that
her office received data on
Federal Funds to Florida
Counties for 2002-2006.
Calhoun County ranked the
highest per capital in receiving
federal funds. This reflects the
extensive work projects that
Mr. O'Bryan and the County
have managed.
The July 1, 2008 minutes
were approved as presented.

COMMISSIONER WISE


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The County Record, AUGUST 20, 2008, Page 19


Chris Wester (center) was presented an Award for Excellence for
his participation in workforce programs. Presenting the award was
Zenna Corbin (left), outgoing Chair of the CRWDB. Also pictured is
Raymond Russell, (right), .2008-2009 Chair of the CRWDB.


Oglesby, Parthenon


honored with awards


The Chipola Regional
Workforce Development Board
has named Oglesby Plants
International as their 2007-
2008,Employer of the Year for
the five county region and
Parthenon Health Care of
Blountstown as their
Blountstown One Stop
Employer of the Year.
Oglesby was cited for the
company's strong commitment
to involvement in workforce
related issues as well as the
company's, willingness to sup-
port workforce board efforts to
improve the quality of work-
force available throughout the
five counties served by the
CRWDB. Oglesby participated
in a work experience program
for local educators as well as
hosted numerous tours that
helped others understand the
changing workforce skills need-
ed to compete in the global
marketplace.
Gary Hennen, President of
Oglesby Plants' International,
accepted the award for Oglesby
and thanked the workforce
board for their continued efforts
on behalf of employers. Hennen
said his company has enjoyed
their long-term relationship
with the workforce board and
thanked board members and


staff for their constant efforts to
meet the needs of employers.
Parthenon Health Care was
recognized for their participa-
tion in workforce training pro-
grams as well as their willing-
ness to work with individuals
trained using workforce funds.
One of those employees was
named as a Success Story for
2007-2008. Chris Wester of
Marianna was recognized for
his ability to take advantage of
the training programs offered to
learn new. job skills that result-
ed in his current employment
with Parthenon. Wester
thanked Parthenon for giving
him an opportunity to meet the
economic needs of his family
and thanked One-Stop staff for
helping him get the training he
needed after his former
employer closed the factory in
which he worked.

Wester also accepted the
Employer of the Year Award for
Parthenon.
The Chipola Regional
Workforce Development Board
is a non-profit corporation pro-
viding job skill training and
employment services in
Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson,
Liberty and Washington
Counties.


'Living Waters' exhibit


is coming to Chipola

'Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of Florida," a multi-media expe-
rience will be on display beginning Sept. 8 in the Chipola College Arts
Center. The public is invited to the premier of the exhibit, Thursday,
Sept. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. (CST). The exhibit features a collection of
29 fine art photographic images by photographer Clyde Butcher, and
a screening of the PBS film "Living Waters: Aquatic Preserves of
Florida," by documentary film-maker Elam Stoltzfus (pictured). For
information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or email stad-
sklevj@chipola.edu


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