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The County record

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The County record
Uniform Title:
County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
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County record
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Blountstown, Fla
Publisher:
Wallace B. Finlay
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2009
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Weekly
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Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States of America -- Florida -- Calhoun -- Blountstown

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Description based on: Vol. 46, no. 13 (Dec. 12, 1952).

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2008 0 101st Year, No. 52 0 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 0 50 CENTS (Including Tax)


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offender


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guilty


attrial
State Attorney Steve
Meadows announced last
week the conviction of Joe
Nathan Addison of Wakulla
Springs following a two hour
trial and seven minutes of
deliberation by a Calhoun
County jury on August 21.
Addison, 47, was
charged in June 2008, with
felony driving while license
suspended or revoked by
the Blountstown Police
Department.
Addison, who had 16
prior felony convictions, will
be sentenced by Judge
Hentz McClellan on
September 10. He faces a
maximum of 5 years in the
state prison system.
The case was tried by
assistant state attorney
Matt Wilson.



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SHERIFF COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 5
Charles McCrone, Jr. (D) .............. .1350 Thomas G. Flowers (D) ............ .. 220
David L. Tatum (D, Incumbent) .......... 2449 Steve G. Mears, Sr. (D) ... .... ...... . . .. 57
Clifford 'Jeff O'Brian (D) ..... ..... . . 181
TAX COLLECTOR Harold E. Pickron (D) . . . . ..... ......224


Doris Burkett (D, Incumbent) ... .
Becky Trickey Smith (D) .........
Royce Gene Wise (D) . . . .

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Ron Mears (D) . . . . . . . .
Mary Sue Neves (D, Incumbent) ..
Dr. Glenda Sue Vickery (D) . . .

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
Margie Laramore (D, Incumbent) ..
Jara Whitworth (D) .. .........


. . ... 1593
S..... 1623
. . . . .632


. . ... 1248
. . . .1459
. ... ...1127


. . . .2527
. . ... 1290


COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1
Jerry Guilford (D) ........... .... .... .346
Shelby Hires (D) .... . ....... ......... 334
Danny Ray Wise (D, Incumbent) . . . . .352


COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 3
Teddie M. Attaway, Jr. (D) .. ... .
Wanda Abbott Chason (D) . .......
Jeral R. Hall, Sr. (D, Incumbent) . .
Steve Johnson (D) . . . . . . .
Don M iller (D) .................


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. . . .264
. . .90
... 346


SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT I (NONPARTISAN)
Edward F. Holley ...... .. .. ...... . 308
Steve Mears Jr. ....... . ........ . 66
Danny Ryals ........ ..... . . . . ...373
Grant Williams (Incumbent) ............. 390

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 4 (NONPARTISAN)
Clifford Jackson ..................... .108
Thaddeus J. Simmons ................. .168
Kenneth Speights ............. . . 206

MAYOR, TOWN OF ALTHA (NONPARTISAN)
Sarah Eagleston .................... . .20
Wes Johnston ............ . . .... .. 69
Tim Lew is .......... ..... . . ... .. 56
Rachel Watson ........................ 26

ALTHA TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS (Three seats)
Derek Creamer.. ..................... 137
Shane Eagleston .................. .. 58
Charlie M. Hansford ........... ......... 89
Rick W atson .. .................... .92
(FINAL RESULTS PENDING CANVASSING BOARD REVIEW OF 24 PROVISIONAL
BALLOTS...SEE FINALS ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.THECOUNTYRECORD.NET)


BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
How quickly a life can be taken was'all too
evident this weekend as a second grader at
Blountstown Elementary .School died unex-
pectedly.
Ethan John "Colt" O'Bryan, 8, the son of
Savannah Mercer and J.T. O'Bryan of
Blountstown, died Sunday at Shands
Hospital in Gainesville.
His great-aunt, Marilyn Russell, tells The
County Record Colt was with his father when
he complained about a bad headache. "His
daddy took him to the emergency room at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital and they did a CT
scan. It didn't look good," says Russell,
adding that there was bleeding in his brain,
likely caused by an aneurysm he may have
had since birth, but the family never knew
about. "They couldn't airlift him because the
barometric pressure would have killed him,
so he was taken by ambulance to Tallahassee


Memorial Hospital. He did quit breathing I
believe twice in the ambulance, but they
revived him. After he was stabilized, he was
transferred to Shands. He ended up on life
support." Knowing he was gone, his family
elected to donate Colt's organs to help save
other children with life threatening illnesses.
Glancing over a 'set of photos that were
just taken of her son in the days before his
death, Savannah Mercer says,"He was well
loved. He was mama's boy."
Over at BES, counseling was offered to his
classmates. "They were very sad, but we
stressed to the students, especially in his
class, to think about the happy times they
had with him," Guidance Counselor Lamoine
Kearce remarks.
Former BES Principal Vicki Davis and his
teachers remembered, Colt as a fun loving
country boy who loved sports especially the
Miami Hurricanes. He will be laid to rest
Thursday, clad in a Hurricane jersey and cap.
His obituary can be found on page 4.


COLT O'BRYAN


INSIDE THIS ISSUE


TRIBUTE TO DR. GRAYSON SNYDER: Fran Snyder.
(left), the widow of Dr. Grayson Snyder, laughs with
family and friends as a story about her late husband is
told during a ceremony held in his honor Thursday at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. For more, turn to page 12.


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BY KELLI PEACOCK
News Editor
Just over half of Calhoun
County's voters turned out for
the primary election Tuesday.
At' the end of the day, two
incumbents lost their posts and
runoffs were set in two races.
In addition, the results were
not conclusive in the District 1
and District 5 County
Commission races due to them
being extremely close and 24
provisional ballots remaining
to be examined before they
were counted.
Doris Burkett was unseated
as Calhoun County Tax
Collector as Becky Trickey
Smith earned the Democratic
nomination with 42% of the
vote. She will go up against
Ken "Shep" Sheppard (R) in
November.
Superintendent Mary Sue
Neves captured the democrat-
ic primary victory. She will
meet Tommy McClellan and
Jimmy Marshall in the general
election.
School Board District- 1
incumbent Grant Williams will
go up against Danny Ryils in a
runoff Nov. 4. There will also
be a runoff between Kenneth
Speights and Thaddeus
Simmons for the District 4
School Board seat.
Incumbent Jeral Hall was
unseated by Don Miller in the
County Commissioner District
3 race. He won with 39.82% of
the votes.
Sheriff David Taturm (D)
will advance to the general
election after defeating Charles
McCrone, Jr. He will face
Michael Carpenter and former
Sheriff Buddy Smith.
Supervisor of Elections
Margie Laramore will also be
back on the ballot in
November after defeating Jara
Whitworth. She will face Roy
Youl Pickron (R).
Wes Johnston is the new
mayor in Altha, regaining the
seat he once held. Three
Council members were elected
- Derek Creamer, Charlie M.
Hansford, and Rick Watson.
The 24 provisional ballots
were being reviewed at press
time last night. For the final
totals which may make a dif-
ference in the winner of dis-
tricts 1 and 5 county commis-
sion races, go to our website at
www.thecountyrecord.net.


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CALHOUN COUNTY-
7Aug. 18: Richard Mayo, VOCP; Gail Elizabeth Robinson, sen-
tenced from court; Susie Lorrianne O'Bryan, VOP; Charles Devin
Goodwin, VOSP
'Aug. 19: Tamika DeShawn Gates, domestic battery; Grayson
Wade Tucker, poss..1/t 20 grams marijuana, drug parapherna-
lia, writ of attachment; Kent Godwin, writ of attachment; Jamie
Dawson, writ of attachment; Jesse Johnson, writ of attachment;
Tracey Caudell, VOSP
Aug. 20: Benjamin Royotis Yeatman, domestic battery; Shirley
Elizabeth Dawson, VOP.
Aug. 22: Manuel Gatlin, VOSP; Wyatt Newton, grand theft, deal-
ing in stolen property, petit theft; Sharon Lee Taylor, failure to
appear; Tiburcio Sanchez, no valid drivers license; Robert
Clinton Lambeth, aggravated battery
Aug. 24: Charles Brown, DUI

LIBERTY COUNTY
Aug. 18: Gail Robinson, hold for Calhoun; Susie L. O'Bryan,
hold for Calhoun; Tracey Caudell, hold for Calhoun; Altravious
Thomas, DWLSR
Aug. 19: Darryl Martin, serving 5 days
Aug. 20: Tamika Gates, hold for Calhoun; Shirley E. Dawson,
warrant/passing worthless bank checks; Grayson W. Tucker,
writ of attachment
Aug. 21: Darby White, county VOP; Joshua Hill, felony DWLSR;
Michael Nicholson, cultivation of marijuana, poss. of drug
paraphernalia, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana; Chris Cioff,
domestic violence
Aug. 24: Carlos J. Muniz, domestic violence, disorderly intoxi-
cation, resisting officer without violence

The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or Liberty,
County Jail over the past week. Although they have been charged
with a cdrime, they are considered Innocent until proven guilty.




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The Women of the First
Presbyterian Church will be meet-
ing Tuesday, September 2, at
10:00 a.m. CT at the First
Presbyterian Church on 20325
NW Evans St. for the 2008-2009
Bible Study, Jubilee! Luke's Gospel
for the Poor.


Sunday, August 31, 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 honor-
able Ken Hosford.
Come on out to hear his inspi-


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ALCO open for business


The first ALCO department
store in Florida'opened
Thursday in Blountstown. "It
was the fourth best grand open-


Abner will speak at
St. Paul AME Sunday
Minister
Adrian 'bD. Abner
will bethe guest
speaker at St.
Paul AME
Church's
Missionary Day
Program on
Sunday, August
31, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Everyone is cordially invited to
come out and enjoy a day of wor-
ship.
Firdt Prqbvteori an


ing day with this prototype,"says
Matt Worthen, who manages the
Blountsfown store, adding that
the three stores that topped it


This will be an ongoing study
starting in September and going
through May. We will be meeting
the first Tuesday of each month...
Jubilee! highlights some of the
unique aspects of Jesus' lile and
teachings found in the Gospel of
Luke. We are encouraged to read
the entire Gospel.
In Luke, Jesus' message of
jObilee calls for the reversal of the
social order --- the poor will be
rich, the rich will be poor.
Through the Gospel of Luke
and through this study, we will
come to understand who the poor
are, and why the message of
jubilee is so important to us all.


opened during the much busier
Christmas season.
Worthen says officials back
at the ALCO home office in
Kansas were astounded to learn
how popular the new store was
with locals. "Well over 3000
customers came through the
regii ers for the first four days -
about 1300 the first day.
Above, Dan Roth, Regional
Vice President of ALCO Store
Operations is joined by Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce
leaders as he addresses the
crowd of customers before the
ribbon cutting to officially open
the new location.
At left, a shopper and her
child check out the variety of
merchandise available in the
22,000 square foot store.
Blountstown's ALCO has provid-
ed 26 jobs for our area.


rational message and music along
with the St. Mary Male Chorus.
For more ,information, contact
Rev. Warren Mosley at 674-8935
o- 272-2080 "

New Day Ministries
in concert at UMC


New Day Music Ministries will
be in concert at Blountstown
United Methodist Church, located
at 20500" Central ,Ave. West, on
September 7 at 6:00 p.m.
New Day Music Ministries, Inc.
has a combination of many years
of experience singing, playing and
ministering Southern Gospel
Music: Through the smooth har-
mony of 'New Day Music
Ministries' the message of Jesus'
love and grace fills the heart of
everyone who hears them.
All are welcome; childcare
available; a freewill offering will be
taken for the group. For more infor-
mation, please call the church
office at 674-8254 or 674-3144.


opens Sept. 6

downtown
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.
I. 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




Dear Editor:
We, the Altha Cheerleaders,
would like to thank
Blountstown Main Street for
the special invitation to the
Movie on the Square on Friday,
August 15. We are sorry we
were unable to attend. We had
a bit of short notice and lots of
.renovations being made at our
school which required extra
preparation for the first day of
school. We hope everyone had
a great time and look forward to
our own basketball season
when we can cheer on., our
Altha Wildcats!
Thanks again! Have a great
school year, Calhoun County!
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EDNA BAULDREE BAILEY
Mrs. Edna Bauldree Bailey,
85, of Altha, FL, passed away
Friday, August 22, 2008, at her
home in Altha.
Mrs. Bailey was born on
December 5, 1922, in Calhoun
County and had lived here all of
her life. Edna worked for
Wilson Bailey Department
Store and Bailey's Veneer Mill
in Blountstown and was a Cigar
factory worker in the
Quincy/Greensboro area. Edna
was a member of Victory Hill
Pentecostal Holiness Church
near Altha.
She vhas preceded in death
by her husband, John Tinsley
Bailey, and a son, Thomas
Michael Bailey.
Survivors include one son,
Charles (Bud) Bailey, and his
wife, Jean, of Altha; three
daughters, Verna Ruth Melvin
and her husband, Preston
Autry, Sr., of Altha, Betty Lee
Bailey of Fort White, FL,
Barbara Ann Clemons of Altha;
one brother, Charles Frederick
Bauldree, of Altha; 13 grand-
children, 19 great, grandchil-
dren and five great, great
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, August 26, at 3:00
p.m. (CT) from Victory Hill
Pentecostal Holiness Church
near Altha with Rev. Billy
Wallace, Rev. Dewayne Tolbert
and Chaplain Gino Mayo offici-
ating. Interment followed in
the Edenfield Cemetery in
Altha.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).

MILDRED I. BROWN
Mrs. Mildred I. Brown, 85,
of Blountstown, FL, passed
away,' Saturday, August 23,
2008, in Blountstown, Fl.
Mildred was born on March
19, 1923, in Calhoun County
and had lived here all of her
life. Mildred worked 17 years
for the Calhoun County School
system at Blountstown High
School and Blountstown
Elementary School lunch-
rooms. Mildred was of the
protestarit faith.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Lona and Bill
Glisson;.-a -daughter, Dianne
Reese; two brothers, JD and
Raymond Glisson.
Survivors include two



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member
Since the beginning
of time this old world
of ours has been
Experiencing
disasters and tragic
events. Many are
unbelievable! The
Tim Adams Black Death in the
Funeral oireeor 14th century took the
lives of 75 million
people. In a period
of just six months of 1918, more than
26 million people died from influenza.
Yet, the most tragic, and most
touching of all disasters is that almost
10 million people died in Northern
China in 1877 from starvation.
Somehow, we can accept disease
and illness, but when we hear of
millions of people perishing just
because they had nothing to eat, it
does something to us.
Today there are nations in the world
where two out of every three of the
people go to sleep at night hungry, they
awaken hungry in the morning and it
lasts all day.
Looking at in this light, it is no wonder
millions of people have time to bow
their heads and give "Thanks" before
each meal they eat.


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daughters, Hazel Capps and
her husband, C.L. Capps, of
Blountstown, Alice Nell Goff of
Blountstown; seven grandchil-
dren, Cindy Hayes, Tammy
Waldron, C.L. Capps, Jr.,
Millie Sullivan, Eddie Baggett,
Linda Geesey, and Vanessa
Reese; 10 great-grandchildren
and two great, great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
Monday, August 25, at 10:00
a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev.
Michael Morris and Rev. David
Goodman officiating. Interment
followed in the Nettle Ridge
Cemetery in Blountstown.
Contributions may be made to
Covenant Hospice, 4440
Lafayette St., Marianna, FL
32446.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, FL (ph. 850-
674-2266).

FLOYD EDWARD (SONNY)
DEVANE
Mr. Floyd Edward (Sonny)
DeVane, 78, of Kinard, FL,
passed away Tuesday, August
19, 2008, in Blountstown, FL.
Mr. DeVane was born on
October 20, 1929, in Cowart,
AL, and had lived in Calhoun
County since 1971, coming
from Bay County. Floyd
worked for the State of Florida,
Division of Forestry, for 20
years. He was a member of
Abe Springs Baptist Church in
Blountstown.
Mr DeVane was preceded in
death by eight sisters, Onnie
Hilson, Annie Williams,
Bearrie Williams, Earrie
Langley, Ruby Turner, Myrtle
McCall, Myrtice Hatcher, and
Voncille Haddock; one brother,
T.J. DeVane.
Survivors include, his wife,
Dorothy Ann DeVane, of
Kinard; two daughters, Dee
Summerlin and her husband,
Buddy, of Blountstown, Fay
Brown and Michael Bishop of
Blountstown; one sister, Evelyn
Register, of Chipley; five grand-
children, Eddy Shiver, Jennifer
Lee and her husband, Jamie,
DeAnna Smith and her hus-
band, Mat, Coy Brown II and
his wife, Melissa, William
Shiver; seven great grandchil-
dren, Trinity Shiver, Brooke
Smith, Mikayla Brown, Drake
Brown, Jordan Lee, Lana
Smith, Ashlynn Brown; several
nieces and nephews. '
Funeral services were held
Saturday, August 23, at 11:00
a.m. (CT) from the Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Dewayne Tolbert and Rev.
Ronnie Wright officiating.
Interment followed in the Pine
Memorial Cemetery in
Blountstown.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown (ph. 850-674-
2266).

ETHAN JOHN "COLT"
O'BRYAN
Ethan John "Colt" O'Bryan,
8, of Blountstown, passed away
Sunday, 'August 24,. 2008, at
Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
Colt was a second grader in
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Blountstown Elementary
School. He was a very fun lov-
ing child whom enjoyed hunt-
ing, fishing, and racing. But
most of all, Colt was an avid
Miami Hurricanes fan. Colt
also very much loved his family,
especially his little brother,
Cayden. He will be greatly
missed by everyone who knew
him.
He was preceded in death by
his paternal great grandpar-
ents, Boss and Bessie O'Bryan,
and J.C. Barton; maternal
great grandmother Carol
Mazerac; and one cousin,
Braden Norris.
Colt is survived by his par-
ents, Savannah Mercer and
husband, Sterlin, of
Blountstown and J.T. O'Bryan,
of Altha; one brother, Cayden
Mercer, of Blountstown; mater-
nal grandparents, Teresa Hall
of Scotts Ferry and Jessie Hall
of Blountstown; paternal grand-
parents, Johnny and Carol
O'Bryan, of Altha; maternal
great grandparents, Willese and
Odell Hall, of Blountstown and
Earnest Bailey of Blountstown;
paternal great grandmother,
Lottie Barton, of Altha; two
uncles, Steve O'Bryan of Altha ,
and Scotty Norris and wife,
Amber, of Blountstown; one
special great uncle, Troy Hall
and wife, Margaret, of Bristol;
as well as several cousins, fami-
ly, and special friends.
Funeral services for Colt will
be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday,
August 28, at the Altha Church
of God with Reverend
Dewayne Tolbert officiating.
Burial will follow in Sunny Hill
Cemetery with Hall Funeral
Home directing.
The family will receive
friends from 6-9 PM. tonight,
Wednesday, August 27, at Hall
Funeral Home in Altha.
Hall Funeral Home is in
charge of these arrangements.

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 III. He was a master
craftsman in woodworking,
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
See OBITUARIES, page 5


Bank of America Blountstown Manager Kay Pittman (center) presents a $5000 donation to Barbara
Hathaway of the Calhoun County Take Stock in Children Program and Superintendent Mary Sue Neves.


Bank of America contributes


$5000 to 'Take Stock' program


The Bank of America
Charitable Foundation, Inc.
recently provided a $5,000
grant to the local Take Stock in
Children Program. The Bank of
America Charitable Foundation
is dedicated to providing oppor-
tunity for all, in its commitment
to the communities they serve.
Providing support to organiza-
tions like Take Stock in
Children provides opportunity
and improvement in the quality
of life in local communities.
Take Stock in Children was
founded in 1995 in response to
the need for a scholarship pro-
gram that-provided more than
'just 'financial assistance to
recipients. Take Stock in
Children is an award-winning
program that provides scholar-
ships, mentors, and hope for a
better future to Florida's most
deserving children. A public-


Grantham-


Edenfield


reunion set
Come and join us for the
Grantham-Edenfield Family
Reunion on August 30th at
Four Mile Creek from 12:00
noon until. Come bring a well
filled basket and enjoy the fel-
lowship.


SUBSCRIBE
TODAY!
Call 674-5041


private partnership, this school-
based mentoring organization
has positively affected the lives
of more than 13,500 children.
Scholarships are purchased
through the Florida Prepaid
College Foundation, which pro-
vides matching funds to double
the impact of scholarship dona-
tions to Take Stock in Children.
Take Stock in Children is the
only statewide scholarship pro-
gram in Florida to provide
trained, dedicated mentors rep-


resenting every segment of soci-
ety who mentor their students
weekly from middle school
through high school graduation.
The $5,000 grant provided
by Bank of America will pur-
chase one four-year scholarship
for a local student in our com-
munity. For more information
on how you can become
involved in helping support this
local effort, please call Barbara
Hathaway at 674-5927, exten-
sion 21.


Church n record
. r For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041


Meaningful Bible Study ........................9:45 AM
Exciting Worship............................ 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship......................6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study..........6:30 PM
Pastor David Throckmorton
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...11:30 A.M. (A
WEDNESDAYS...7:00 P.M. fW MreatPlac
FRIDAYS.'..7:00 P.M. tO End Up"
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, Morning Worship 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: btozvnumc@yahoo.com


mBlountstown First

Assembly of God Church


Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...11:00 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.


Family


Dentistry


DENTURE
LAB ON PREMISES
Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines


Laban Bontrager, DMD


Family Dentistry

12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE: (850) 643-5417


OBITUARIES








The County Record, AUGUST 27, 2008, Page 5


Fay breezes through the panhandle,

all eyes are on Hurricane Gustav

Calhoun Countians experienced-a rainy weekend as Tropical Storm Fay made its way across the
panhandle. According to Emergency Management Director Sonny O'Bryan, "We had about six inches of
rain...not near what Leon County and Gadsden County had. We got some minor damage, but we fared
real well. We don't have any major damage or road closures to my knowledge." .
So, how high will the rivers rise? "That's the $64 question," O'Bryan remarks. "Based on what I
know right now, the Apalachicola River is supposed to crest at 16 feet [Tuesday at press time]. The
National Weather Service has the Chipola River cresting at 17 feet Thursday, but I don't think it will get
that high. If we get this hurricane that's on top of this, that's going to change this whole scenario.
Hurricane Gustav is supposed to come into the Gulf on Sunday. If it comes toward the panhandle we
could be in trouble. That could have a drastic effect on us because the river is already full."
Above, a large pine in front of Gary Shuler's home on Hwy. 71 North was one of many that fell dur-
ing the storm. As rain pounded Friday night, a huge pine tree behind the home of Marlin and Doris
Ebersole at the corner of North Main Street and Folsom Avenue landed across North Main and a south-
bound vehicle collided with it, Fortunately, no one was injured. Crews from the City of Blountstown and
power companies around the region were busy keeping up,with power outages. Talquim Electric
Cooperative lost an employee who was electrocuted while working a power outage call. Curtis King,
50, died Friday following an accident while he was working on Sawdust Road in Gadsden County.


Cane Grinders

Opry Sept. 6

at Settlement
The Cane Grinders Opry is
set for Saturday, Sept. 6, at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
in Blountstown. Food will be
available at 5:30 p.m. and the
music starts at 6:30 p.m.
Featured entertainers
include Easy Company with
Joel Hathaway and Gary
Watterson, Bree Pybus, and
Gateway Messengers.
Admission is $5.

Four spaces

available on

mystery trip
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens/CalCo Travel now has
four spots available on our mys-
tery trip. Have you ever left on
a trip with a destination
unknown to you? Well, if not,
here is your chance.
Trip includes: motorcoach
transportation, 3 nights deluxe
lodgiAg, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches,
2 dinners, admission to attrad-
tions, tour guide, goody bags,
luggage handling (1 large bag),
and a whole lot of fun trying to
figure out "where" we are going!
Cost of the trip: $499/single,
$369/pp double, $399/pp triple
or quad. Call Marilyn or Sarah
at (850) 674-4163 to sign up for
this trip.

Obituaries-
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 Gibson, GA, and
Gerald Cloud and his wife,
Debi, of Bartow, FL; a sister,
Peggy Page, and her husband,
Chuck, of Inglis, FL; two
grandchildren, 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).


HAPPY "96th" BIRTHDAY, MARYII
Mary Rollins will celebrate her 96th birthday on August 27th. The
above photo shows five generations of Mary's family. On the front
row is great, great granddaughters, Caitlin and Emily Hope, Mary and
great, great granddaughter, Bryanna Hope. Back row is granddaugh-
ter, Peg Frith, daughter, June Clemons, and great granddaughter,
Amanda Hope.
There will be a covered dish celebration dinner at 4 Mile Creek
Park on Saturday, August 30th, starting at 10:00 a.m. All family
and friends are invited to come help Mary celebrate. All former co-
workers are especially invited. For information, call 674-4116.


Happy "6th" birthday to our
baby girl, Sydnee Passil
You are our precious princess
August 21
Love, Mom, Dad & Cody


Happy Birthday, Michaell
Aug. 26
We are proud of youl
Love, Mom, Dad & Family


Look Who's Turning "311
,Tirzah Melissa Mosley will
turn 3 years old on Friday,
August 29th. She will celebrate
with a birthday party on
Saturday, August 30,' at 4:00
p.m. ET, at the Veteran's&
Memorial Park in Bristol, located
behind the Civic Center.
Everyone is invited to attend!!
Tirzah is the daughter of
Travis and Dineasi Mosley. She
is the 'great 'granddaughter of
Alice Patterson and Mary Mosley
of Blountstown, Arleatha Mathis
of Sneads, and Lillie Smith of
Greensboro. She is the grand-
daughter of Willie Mosley of
Blountstown, Willie Smith of
Chattahoochee, Patricia Mosley
of Bristol, Rosa and Willie
Engram of Blountstown.







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Tiger fans, players, and cheerleaders converged at the BHS Auditorium Tuesday night for the annual community pep rally to kick off the
season. Both football and volleyball players were recognized, along with the cheerleaders. The Tiger football team will travel across the
bridge Friday night to take on the Liberty County Bulldogs. Game time is 7 p.m. CT.


BY BLOUNTSTOWN TIGER
HEAD COACH GREG JORDAN


Tigers to tangle with

LCHS Bulldogs Friday
It's finally GAME WEEK!!! The Future Tiger Camp was
This week the Tigers will kick- washed out this past Saturday
off the 2008 season at Liberty the 23rd. At this point we have
County at 7:00 CST. This is the not rescheduled the camp. We
first week that high schools will look at the possibility of
around the state are allowed to another date some time later
start with classics or jamborees, this season.
The players are anxious to By the time this article
hit a different color jersey after comes out we will have had the
three weeks of beating on each Community Pep Rally to kick
other. It's time to start a new off the new year. It's an oppor-
chapter of BHS Football with tunity to honor our athletes that
the 2008 version starting soon. represent our school and com-
Liberty will be a tough test for munity each week. The players
this young group of Tigers. really appreciate the support
They defeated Cottondale 21-0 we, get from the community
in the springgame- and seem to each season. Without the fans
have plefIty of speed and size iriTheltands it wouldn't be ihe
thigh yeat. We will have to-con, same.
trol the clock and score points I hope everyone comes over
when we have the opportunity. to Liberty this week .and sup-
We can not have our defense on ports this group of Tigers. The
the field for 60 snaps then players really feed off the fans
expect offensive productivity enthusiasm to keep them going
out of those same players. We throughout the 48 minute
have to get some three and outs game. So everyone put on your
and move the football. It should red and white and come watch
be another exciting high school some football this Friday night.
football game between two See ya across the river!!! Go
close rivals to start the season. TIGERS!!!!!!


BMS will host St. Joe

and Tolar in jamboree


Soccer and


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BY COACH LINK BARBER We have a very young team, Re
but they are working really in the
The Blountstown Middle hard to be ready for their sea- Thurp
School football team will kick- son opener on September 9th Th
off their season this Thursday at Franklin County. We hope opene
night, August 28, when they we can find areas that we still open
host the Port St. Joe Sharks need to work on in this jam- of Ju
and the Tolar Bulldogs in a pre- boree. It should be an exciting and c
season jamboree. night of play. 13 as
The Tigers will battle it out Doobie Brothers Restaurant Cc
with the Sharks in the first half will be selling barbeque pork, in $5(
of play. The Sharks will take on sandwiches so bring the family Co
the Bulldogs in the second half ou't to eat and watch the BMS are
of play and then the Tigers and Tigers strap on the pads. Game inform
Bulldogs will end the night in time is set at 6:00 c.s.t at Coun
the third half of play. This Bowles Field. Depa
should be a great opportunity to
catch a glimpse of this years
BMS football team.

Church League assle Is

tourney scores When You Call
The Liberty County
Recreation Department began
their Church League Co-Ed FOR YOUR
Softball tournament Tuesday
night, August 19. Following is NEXT
the scores of the games.
I I @ NEW USED
Tuesday, August 19
LDS 12-Corinth Baptist 2 PROGRAM
Bristol First Baptist 13-
Community Churches 3 CAR...TRUCK
Bristol Christian 17-
Pentecostal Holiness 11 VAN.. .SUV
Blountstown AME 19-
Church of God 16
Thursday, August 21 T s
LDS 13-Bristol First Baptist Less Hassle... Less


Bristol Christian
Blountstown AME 1
Community Churches
Corinth Baptist 5
Pentecostal Holiness
Church of God 5
Weather permitting,
tournament will end by
Thursday.


9- same Friendly
16- Call Me @ 850-89

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tball signups
Thursday

ie to the bad weather the
all and soccer registrations
[osford were cancelled
day.
registration will be opened
e Civic Center in Bristol on
sday from 4pm to 7 pm.
he football program is
ed to boys, ages 7 to 12 as
ne 1 of this year.
he soccer program is co-ed
opened to youngsters 5 to
of June 1 of this year.
ost of football registration
O. Cost for soccer is $30.
pies of birth certificates
also needed. For more
nation, call the Liberty
ty Recreation
rtment at 643-2175.




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BLOUNTSTOWN


HIGH SCHOOL NEWSHBLOUNT



Harlea Perdue places at
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FBLA national

,FBLA NATIONALS
' The FBLA National
competitionn took place this
,summer in Atlanta, Georgia
sand our own BHS Freshman
-Harlea Perdue contended in the
Business Math division, bring-
ing home with her a National
2nd place.
Last April, at the state level,
":Harlea was a top winner, which
"made her eligible to compete
for National Awards at the
"National Leadership
"Conference. This was Harlea's
'first national award and we at
'BHS are thrilled to be repre-
sented so well!


-PICTURE DAY
On Monday, September 8,
any seniors that did not take
their pictures over the summer
MUST come and take them -so
they will be in the yearbook.
Also that Monday is schoolwide
picture day. All students, teach-


competition


behind the band room. Please
remember in the mornings and
afternoons to pick up your stu-
dent at the designated area.
YEARBOOK SALES
Yearbooks for the year 2007-
2008 have arrived and can be
picked up in the Media Center
at Blountstown High School.
We have extras that can be
bought for $40. So celebrate
your school year with a person-
al archive created by BHS stu-
dents.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Fri., Aug. 29- FCAT
Celebration Cookout; Varsity
Football @Liberty at 6:30
Sat., Aug.30- Volleyball at
John Paul High
Mon., Sept. 1- Labor Day,
no school
(Correction- Sept. 29, Herff
Jones will meet with seniors)


HARLEA PERDUE


ers, and staff will have their pic-
ture taken.
NEWS FROM OFFICER
TANNER
Student drop off is located


Mark Wilson

goes to space

camp over

the summer
Mark Wilson attended
Space Camp in Huntsville,
Alabama this summer. He is
pictured here during one of his
space missions in which he was
assigned the duty of 'Mission
Specialist.' He also enjoyed
making and flying rockets, rid-
ing the 1/pth gravity chair, and
riding the gravitron machine.
Mark attends 4th grade at
Blountstown Elementary
School and is the son of Andrea
and Jason McCrary of
Blountstown and Mark and
Kristy Wilson of Atlanta.

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The County Record, AUGUST 27, 2008, Page 9


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:1 003.32, 1006.09,
1006.11 F.S.
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
LEAVE 6.541

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

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:1001.41, 1012.22,
1012.23, F.S.
LAW(S) IMPLEMENTED: 1001.43, 1012.22,
1012.27,
1012.38, 1012.98, 1012.985, F.S.
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
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT,'
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No. P 08-49.Division
IN RE:
BERTHA B. JOHNSON, a/k/a BERTHA H.
JOHNSON,
a/k/a BERTHA BAIRD JOHNSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration will be or has been
entered in the estate of BERTHA B. JOHNSON,
a/k/a BERTHA H. JOHNSON, a/k/a BERTHA
BAIRD JOHNSON, Deceased, File Number P
08-49, by the Circuit Court for Calhoun County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
c/o Ms. Ruth Attaway, Clerk of the Court, 20859
Central Avenue East, Rooni 130, Blountstown,
Florida 32424; that the Decedent's date of death
was February 12, 2008; that the total value of the
estate is approximately $15,900.00, and that the


names and addresses of those to whom It will be
or has been assigned by such Order are: Son,
WILLIAM ERIC JOHNSON, 4204 Galilee Road,
Graceville, FL 32440-4728: Son, EDDIE JAMES
JOHNSON, 25490 NW Bowden Road, Altha, FL
32421-3624.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent and persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the estate of the
Decedent other than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of Summary
Administration must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICA-
BLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. .
The date of the first publication of this Notice Is
August 27, 2008.
Person Giving Notice:
WILLIAM ERIC JOHNSON
4204 Galilee Road
Graceville, Florida 32440-4728 -
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
WAYNE G. BRAXTON
FL. BAR #179121
P.O. BOX 564
CHIPLEY, FLORIDA 32428-0564
850-638-7268/Office-850-638-7263/Fax


AL PROPERTY OWNERS, TAXPAYERS AND
CITIZENS OF THE TOWN OF ALTHA, FLORI-
DA, 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 BONDS HERE-
INAFTER MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED,
OR TO BE AFFECTED 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 pxceed
$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 Legal Notice
NOTICE OF APPUCATION FOR TAX DEED
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE


NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT CLYDE
CARTER the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the property, and
the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No. 30 Year of Issuance: 2001
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel# 29-
1 N-08-0000-0018-0101.
Begin at the NE Corner of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of
Section 29, Township 1 North, Range 8 West;
thence run South 198.7 feet along the centerline
of Charlie Johns Street; thence run 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

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.
AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE
STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, THE SEVER-


FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FL JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.:04-009-DP

IN THE INTEREST OF:
H.A.F., FEMALE
MINOR CHILD
DOB: 05/02/1997
NOTICE OF ACTION
(SEC. 39.801 (B) (FS)
The State of Florida to RICKY WOODARD,
prospective father of H.A.F, whose residence
and address are unknown.
You are hereby notified that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the above styled Court for
the Termination of Parental Rights in the case of
H.A.F., to the Department of Children and
Families, a licensed child placing agency, for sub-
sequent adoption.
You are hereby noticed that an Advisory
Hearing will be held before the Honorable Hentz
McClellan, Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit, at the *Calhoun County Courthouse,
20859 East Central Ave., Blountstown, Florida,
on the 31st. day of October, 2008, at the hour of
9:00 A.M.
You have the right to appear with counsel at this
hearing. If you can not afford legal representa-
tion, the Court will appoint counsel for you at this
hearing upon the determination of insolvency.
You must either appear on the date and the time
specified or send a written response to the Court
prior to that time.
YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR
PARENTAL RIGHTS AS TO THIS CHILD. IF
YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND
TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL
RIGHTS AS A PARENT.TO THIS CHILD,
WITNESS my hand as Clerk of said Court, and
the Seal thereof this 14th day of August, 2008.
RUTH ATTAWAY
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
August 27; September 3, 10, 17, 2008

Legal Notice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CML ACTION
CASE NO.: 07-2008-CA-000145
DIVISION:

GE CAPITAL MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff, /
vs.
TAMI SUMMERLIN A/K/A TAMI R.
SUMMERLIN, et al,
Defendant(s).


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GTC, INC. D/B/A FAIRPOINT
COMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE SERVICE


GTC, Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications Telephone Company provides a wide variety of
products and services including the following basic service offerings in the Bristol (643) and
Hosford (379), exchanges:
Monthly One-Time
Rates Charges


Single Party Residential Service
Single Party Business Service
Single Party Universal LifeLine Service (ULTS)*


$10.08 $30.25
$26.49 $46.25
$3.08 $15.12


In addition to the above monthly rates, a $6.50 Federal Subscriber Line Charge applies to
business and residential single party lines and $9.20 for a business with more than one line.
This $6.50 charge is paid entirely by the federal lifeline program for qualifying customers.

The above rates include the following:

Local calling and the ability to receive unlimited incoming calls;
Touch tone capability;
Access.to operator services, directory assistance, and long distance service providers;
Voice grade access to the public switched network;
Free access to emergency 9-1-1- and 800 or 800-like toll free services;
One free directory listing;
One free white page telephone directory;
Free toll blocking for qualifying low-income customers;
Free access to the telephone relay service; and
Free access to the business office.

* This is a state and federally funded program, which provides discounted service to low-income residential customers
who meet the eligibility rules that have been established. Includes discounted basic service rates, discounted one-
time installation charges or change charges, and free toll blocking. All this is made available to those who qualify for
Universal LifeLine Telephone Service.
For additional details on any of the services, please contact our business office at 1.800.400.5568.
Information on Digital Television (DTV) Transition After February 17, 2009, a television receiver with only an analog
broadcast tuner will require a converter box to receive full power over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of
the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before to receive low power,
Class A or translator television stations and with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and
similar products.
Infornration about the DTV transition is available from www.DTV.gov and from www.dtv2009.gov or 1 -888-DTV-2009 for
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NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
AUGUSTUS ANDERSON JR. A/K/A AUGUS-
TUS H. ANDERSON JR. A/K/A AUGUSTUS
HAYDEN ANDERSON JR.
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 25468 NW STATE
ROAD 73, ALTHA, FLORIDA 32421
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: CALUDIA ANDER-
SON A/K/A CLAUDIA C. ANDERSON, 25468
NW STATE ROAD 73, ALTHA, FL 32421
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,. OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in CAL-
, HOUN County, Florida:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 25, T2N, R10W AND RUN WEST 50
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 70 YARDS FOR POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN WEST 360
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY 420
FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 340 FEET; THENCE

See LEGALS, page 13


I Blountstown's own Duane Brown who is working in Iraq shares
this photo of a new reader of The Counly Record. Sivak, who is
Duane's co-worker, is from Sri Lanka and is one of many Third World
nationals working in Iraq. He decided to check out the newspaper to
see what life is like for Duane and his fellow Calhoun Countians!


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT

GTC, INC. DIBIA FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE SERVICE


GTC, Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications Telephone Company provides a wide variety of
products and services including the following basic service offerings in the Blountstown
(237 and 674) exchanges:
Monthly One-Time
Rates Charges


Single Party Residential Service
Single Party Business Service
Single Party Universal LifeLine Service (ULTS)*


$6.95 $30.25
$19.02 $46.25
$.00 $15.12


In addition to the above monthly rates, a $6.50 Federal Subscriber Line Charge applies to busi-
ness and residential single party lines and $9.20 for a business with more than one line. This
$6.50 charge is paid entirely by the federal lifeline program for qualifying customers.

The above rates include the following:

Local calling and the ability to receive unlimited incoming calls;
Touch tone capability;
Access to operator services, directory assistance, and long distance service providers;
Voice grade access to the public switched network;
Free access to emergency 9-1-1- and 800 or 800-like toll free services;
One free directory listing;
One free white page telephone directory;
Free toll blocking for qualifying low-income customers;
Free access to the telephone, relay service; and
Free access to the business office.

This is a state and federally funded program, which provides discounted service to low-income residential customers
who meet the eligibility rules that have been established. Includes discounted basic service rates, discounted one-
time installation charges or change charges, and free toll blocking. All this is made available to those who qualify for
Universal LifeLine Telephone Service.
For additional details on any of the services, please contact our business office at 1.800.400.5568.
Information on Digital Television (DTV) Transition After February 17, 2009, a television receiver with only an analog
broadcast tuner will require a converter box to receive full power over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of
the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before to receive low power,
Class A or translator television stations and with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and
similar products.
Information about the DTV transition is available from www.DTV.gov and from www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-DTV-2009 for
information about subsidized coupons for digital-to-analog converter boxes.
For additional details on any of the services, please contact our business office at 1.800.400.5568.



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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT

GTC, INC. D/B/A FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS TELEPHONE SERVICE


GTC; Inc. d/b/a FairPoint Communications Telephone Company provides a wide variety of prod-
ucts and services including the following basic service offerings in the Altha (762) exchange:

Monthly One-Time
Rates Charges


Single Party Residential Service
Single Party Business Service
Single Party Universal LifeLine Service (ULTS)*


$8.04 $30.25
$20.14 $46.25
$1.04 $15.12


In addition to the above monthly rates, a $6.50 Federal' Subscriber Line Charge applies to
business and residential single party lines and $9.20 for a business with more than one line.
This $6.50 charge is paid entirely by the federal lifeline program .for qualifying customers.

The above rates include the following:

Local calling and the ability to receive unlimited incoming calls;
Touch tone capability;
Access to operator services, directory assistance, and long distance service providers;
Voice grade access to the public switched network;
Free access to emergency 9-1-1- and 800 or 800-like toll free services,
One free directory listing;
One free white page telephone directory;
Free toll blocking for qualifying low-income customers;
Free access to the telephone relay service; and
Free access to the business office.

This is a state and federally funded program, which provides discounted service to low-income residential customers
who meet the eligibility rules that have been established. Includes discounted basic service rates, discounted one-
time installation charges or change charges, and free toll blocking. All this is made available to those who qualify for
Universal LifeLine Telephone Service.

For additional details on any of the services, please contact our business office at 1.800.400.5568.
Information on Digital Television (DTV) Transition After February 17, 2009, a television receiver with only an analog
broadcast tuner will require a converter box to receive full power over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of
the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before to receive low power,
Class A or translator television stations and with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players,
and similar products.
Information about the DTV transition is available from www.DTV.gov and from www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-DTV-2009 for
information about subsidized coupons for digital-to-analog converter boxes.
For additional details on any of the services, please contact our business office at 1.800.400.5568.




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The County Record, AUGUST 27, 2008, Page 10


PROPOSED CONSTI-

TUTIONAL AMEND-

MENTS

TO BE VOTED ON

NOVEMBER 4, 2008

NOTICE OF ELEC-

TION


I, Kurt S. Browning, Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will
be held in each county in Florida, on November 4,
2008, for the ratification or rejection of proposed
amendments to the Constitution of the State of
Florida.


No. 1

CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT

ARTICLE I, SECTION

2

(Legislative)



Ballot Title:

DECLARATION OF

RIGHTS



Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to
delete provisions authorizing the Legislature to regu-
late or prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposi-
tion, and possession of real property by aliens incli-
gible for citizenship.


Full Text:



ARTICLE I

DECLARATION OF

RIGHTS


SECTION 2. Basic rights.--All natural persons,
female and male alike, are equal before the law and
have inalienable rights, among which are the right to
enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happi-
ness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, pos-
sess and protect property; .s o p!hat .li u. h-. 4i',


ltd 01' o ro.hibitd b:i: n l No person shall be
deprived of any right because of race, religion,
national origin, or physical disability.


No. 2

CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT

ARTICLE I, NEW SEC-

TION

(Initiative Petition)



Ballot Title:

FLORIDA MARRIAGE

PROTECTION AMEND-

MENT





Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects marriage as the legal union
of only one man and one woman as husband and
wife and provides that no other legal union that is
treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized.



Financial Impact

Statement:
The direct financial impact this amendment will have
on state and local government revenues and expendi-
tures cannot be determined, but is expected to be
minor.


Full Text:



ARTICLE I, NEW SEC-

TION

DECLARATION OF

RIGHTS


Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one
man and one woman as husband and wife, no other
legal union that is treated as marriage or the substan-
tial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.


No. 3

CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VII, SEC-

TIONS 3 AND 4

ARTICLE XII, NEW

SECTION

(Taxation and Budget

Reform Commission)



Ballot Title:

CHANGES AND

IMPROVEMENTS NOT

AFFECTING THE

ASSESSED VALUE OF

RESIDENTIAL REAL

PROPERTY



Ballot Summary:


Authorizes the Legislature, by general law, to
prohibit consideration of changes or improve-
ments to residential real property which
increase resistance to wind damage and
installation of renewable energy source
devices as factors in assessing the property's
value for ad valorem taxation purposes.
Effective upon adoption, repeals the existing
renewable energy source device' exemption no
longer in effect.


Full Text:



ARTICLE VII

FINANCE AND TAXA-

TION

SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.
(a) All property owned by a munici-
pality and used exclusively by it for municipal or


public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A
municipality, owning property outside the municipal-
ity, may be required by general law to make payment
to the taxing unit in which the property is located.
Such portions of property as are used predominantly
for educational, literary, scientific, religious or chari-
table purposes may be exempted by general law from
taxation,.
(b) There shall be exempt from taxa-
tion, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing
in this state, household goods and personal effects to
the value fixed by general law, not less than one
thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or
person who is blind or totally and permanently dis-
abled, property to the value fixed by general law not
less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may,
for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject
to the provisions of this subsection and general law,
grant community and economic development ad val-
orem tax exemptions to new businesses and expan-
sions of existing businesses, as defined by general
law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordi-
nance of the county or municipality, and only after
the electors of the county or municipality voting on
such question in a referendum authorize the county
or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemp-
tion so granted shall apply to improvements to real
property made by or for the use of a new business
and improvements to real property related to the
expansion of an existing business and shall also
apply to tangible personal property of such new busi-
ness and tangible personal property related to the
expansion of an existing business. The amount or
limits of the amount of such exemption shall be spec-
ified by general law. The period of time for which
such exemption may be granted to a new business or
expansion of an existing business shall be determined
by general law. The authority to grant such exemp-
tion shall expire ten years from the date of approval
by the electors of the county or municipality, and
may be renewable by referendum as provided by
general law.
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(d)(e Any county or municipality
may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and
subject to the provisions of this subsection and gen-
eral law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax
exemptions to owners of historic properties. This
exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the
county or municipality. The amount or limits of the
amount of this exemption and the requirements for
eligible properties must be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be
granted to a property owner shall be determined by
general law.
(L)q# By general law and subject to
conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand
dollars of the assessed value of property subject to
tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from
ad valorem taxation.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.
By general law regulations shall be prescribed which
shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing
high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land
used exclusively for noncommercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified by general law and assessed
solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible
personal property held for sale as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified
percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a home-
stead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall
have their homestead assessed at just value as of
January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only
as provided in this subsection heieini
(1) Assessments subject to this sub-
section pmioiieo shall be changed annually on
January Ist of each year; but those changes in assess-
ments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the
Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S.
City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor
reports for the preceding calendar year as initially
reported by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3)" After any change of ownership, as
provided by general law, homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following
year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection haepin,
(4) New homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year
following the establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided in this subsection

(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to homestead property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection heeif,
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall be assessed as
provided by general law.
(7) The provisions df this amendment
are severable. If any of the provisions of this amend-
ment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of
this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new
homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January I of any
subsequent year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is
entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less
than just value. If this revision is approved in January
of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead
as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that
person received a homestead exemption on January
1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established
homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new home-
stead is greater than or equal to the just value of the
prior homestead as of January I of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be the just value of
the new homestead minus an amount equal to the
lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just
value and the assessed value of the prior homestead
as of January I of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall
be assessed as provided in this subsection heemis
2. If the just value of the new home-
stead is less than the just value of the prior home-
stead as of January I of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the
new homestead divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of
the prior homestead. However, if the.difference
. between the just value of the new homestead and the
assessed value of the new homestead calculated pur-
sbant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead
shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection-4weim,
b. By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide
for application of this paragraph to property owned
by more than onrie person.
(d) The legislature may, by general
law, for assessment purposes and subject to the pro-
visions of this subsection, allow counties and munici-
palities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
erty may be'assessed solely on the basis of character
or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply
only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The
requirements for eligible properties must be specified
by general law.
(c) A county may, in the manner pre-
scribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to the extent of
any increase in the assessed value of that property
which results from the construction or reconstruction
of the property for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grand-
parents or parents of the owner of the property or of
the owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents
or parents for whom the living quarters are provided
is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value
resulting from construction or reconstruction of the
property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total
assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school
district levies, assessments of residential real proper-
ty, as defined by general law, which contains nine
units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
menrt limitations set forth in subsections (a) through
(c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessuments suijecl to this sub-
section shall be changed annually on the date of
assessricint provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessitmeinl for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just


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increase in the as!
for residential put
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No. 4

CONSTITUTION

AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VHII, SE

TIONS 3 AND 4

ARTICLE XHII, SE

TION 28

(Taxation and Bud

Reform Commissi



Ballot Title:

PROPERTY TAX

EXEMPTION OF

PETUALLY CON-

SERVED LAND; C

SIFICATION AND

ASSESSMENT OF

LAND USED FOR

SERVATION


Ballot Summary:
Requires Legislature to provide a propi
exemption for real property encumbere
conservation easements or other perpet
tion protections, defined by general law
Legislature to provide for classification
ment of land used for conservation pur
perpetually,encumbered, solely on the
acter or use. Subjects assessment benef
lions, limitations, and reasonable define
listed by general law. Applies to prope
beginning in 2010,


Full Text:



ARTICLE VII

FINANCE AND T

TION

SECTION 3. Taxes; ext
(a) All property owned
pality and used exclusively by it for mi
public purposes shall be exempt from t
municipality, owning property outside t
ity, may be required by general law to m
to the taxing unit in which the property
Such portions of property as are used p
for educational, literary, scientific, relig
table purposes may be exempted by ge
taxation.
(b) There shall be exem
tion, cumulatively, to every head of a fa
in this state, household goods and persr
the value fixed by general law, not less
thousand dollars, and-to every widow o
person who is blind or totally and permn
abled, property to the value fixed by ge
less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or muni
for the purpose of its respective tax lev
to the provisions of this subsection and
grant community and economic develop
orem tax exemptions to new businesses
sions of existing businesses, as defined
law. Such an exemption may be granted
nance of the county or municipality, an
the electors of the county or municipal
such question in a referendum authoriz
or municipality to adopt such ordinance
tion so granted shall apply to improve
property made by or for the use of a ne
and improvements to real property rela
expansion of an existing business and s
apply to tangible personal property of s
ness and tangible personal property relay
expansion of an existing business. The
limits of the amount of such exemption
ified by general law. The period of time
such exemption may be granted to a ne
expansion of an existing business shall
by general law. The authority to grant s
tion shall expire ten years from the dat
by the electors of the county or munici
may be renewable by referendum as pro
general law.
(d) By general law and
conditions specified therein, there may
ad valorem tax exemption to a renewab
source device and to real property on w
device is installed and operated, to the
general law not to exceed the original c
device, and for the period of time fixed
1lw not to exceed ten years.
(c) Any county or muni
for the purpose of its respective tax levy
to the provisions of this subsection and
grant historic preservation ad valorem t
to owners of historic properties. This ex
be granted only by ordinance of the coi
ipality. The amount or limits of the amn
exemption and the requirements for elig
ties must be specified by general law. T
time for which this exemption may be g


value.
(3) After a change of o
control, as defined by general law, incl
change of ownership of a legal entity tl
property, such property shall be assess
as of the next assessment date. Thereaf
crty shall be assessed as provided in th
(4) Changes, additions,
improvements to such property shall be
provided for by general law; however,
adjustment for any change, addition, re
improvement, the property shall be ass
vided in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other
district levies, assessments of real prop
subject to the assessment limitations se
sections (a) through (c) and (f) shall ch
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject
section shall be changed annually on th
assessment provided by law; but those
assessments shall not exceed ten percent
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shal
value.
(3) The legislature mus
such property shall be assessed at just
next assessment date after a qualifying
as defined by general law, is made to s
Thereafter, such property shall be asses
ed in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may
such property shall be assessed at just
next assessment date after a change of
control, as defined by general law, incl
change of ownership of the legal entity
property. Thereafter, such property sha
as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions,
improvements to such property shall be
provided for by general law; however,
adjustment for any change, addition, re
improvement, the property shall be ass
vided in this subsection.
(h) The legislature. byv
and subject to conditions specified there
hibit the consideration of the following
minnation of the assessed value of real I
for residential purposes:
(I) Any change or impr
for the purpose of improving the prope
to wind damage.
(2) The installation ofa
energy source.device.


ARTICLE XII

SCHEDULE



Limitation on the assess
real property used for residential purpo
(a) The repeal of the re
Pv source property tax exemption in Se
Article VII shall take effect upon anppr


ownership or
uding any
hat owns the
ed at just value
ter, such prop-
is subsection.
reductions, or
e assessed as
after the
reduction, or
essed as pro-

than school
erty that is not
et forth in sub-
hange only as

t to this sub-
he date of
changes in
nt (10%) of

1 exceed just


purposes shall be classified byv general law and
t provide that assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
value as of the (c),b4 Pursuant to general law tangi-
improvetment, ble personal property held for sale as stock in trade
uch property, and livestock may be valued for taxation at a speci-
ssed as provid- fled percentage of its value, may be classified for tax
purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
provide that (d)(e) All persons entitled to a home-
value as of the stead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall
ownership or have their homestead assessed at just value as of
uding any January I of the year following the effective date of
y that owns the this amendment. This assessment shall change only
II be assessed as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provi-
reductions, or sion shall be changed annually on January I st of
c assessed as each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
after the exceed the lower of the following:
reduction, or a. Three percent (3%) of the assess-
essed as pro- ment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the
general law Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S.
rein. may pro- City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor
Sin the deter- reports for the preceding calendar year as initially
property used reported by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
movement made (2) No assessment shall exceed just
rtvy's resistance value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as
a renewable provided by. general law, homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January I of the following
year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year
following the establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragrapll (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
ed value of improvements to homestead property shall be
ses. assessed as provided for by general law; provided,
newable ener- however, after the adjustment for any change, addi-
ction 3 of tion, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be
val by the assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
Section 4 of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as
to prohibit an provided by general law.
property used (7) The provisions of this amendment
I improving the are severable. If any of the provisions of this amend-
r installing a ment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of
ake effect competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair-any remaining provisions of
this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new
homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any
subsequent year and who has received a homestead
AL exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is
entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less
1C- than just value. If this, revision is approved in January
of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead
as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that
C-" person received a homestead exemption on January
1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established,
homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new home-
Iget stead is greater than or equal to the just value of the
prior homestead as of January I of the year in which
on) the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be the just value of
the new homestead minus an amount equal to the
lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just
value and the assessed value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall
be assessed as provided herein. '-
PER 2. If the just value of the new home-
stead is less than the just value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 of thd year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
2LAS- new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the
new homestead divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the assessed value'of
the prior homestead. However, if the difference
between the just value of the new homestead and the
assessed value of the new homestead calculated pur-
CON- suant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead
shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. .
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein. -
b. By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide
for application of this paragraph to property owned
by more than one person.
(e)(4)- The legislature may, by general
law, for assessment purposes and subject to the pro-
erty tax visions of this subsection, allow counties and munici-
d by perpetual palities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
ual conserva- erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character
w. Requires or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply
n and assess- only to lhe jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The
poses, and not requirements for eligible properties must be specified
basis of char- by general law.
fit to condi- Of)E)- A county may, in the manner
itions estab- prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in
rty taxes the assessed value of homestead property to the
extent of any increase in the assessed value of that
property which results from the construction or
reconstruction of the property for the purpose of pro-
viding living quarters for one or more natural or
adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the
property or of the owner's spouse if at least one of
the grandparents or parents for whom the living quar-
ters are provided is 62 years of age or older. Such a
reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following:
AXA- (1) The increase in assessed value
resulting from construction or reconstruction of the
property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total
assessed value of the property as improved.
emptions.-- f(g) For all levies other than school
by a munici- district levies, assessments of residential real proper-
unicipal or ty, as defined by general law, which contains nine
taxation. A units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
the municipal- ment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through
make payment (d)(jj shall change only as provided in this subsec-
' is located. tion.
predominantly (1) Assessments subject to this sub-
gious or chari- section shall be changed annually on the date of -
neral law from assessment provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
apt from taxa- the assessment for the prior year.
family residing (2) No assessment shall exceed just
onal effects to value.
than one (3) After a change of ownership or
or widower or control, as defined by general law, including any
uanently dis- change of ownership of a legal entity that oins the '
neral law not property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such prop-
cipality may, erty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.'
y and subject (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or
general law, improvements to such property shall be assessed as
pmcnt ad val- provided for by general law; however, after the
Sand expan- adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or .
by general improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
d only by ordi- vided in this subsection.
d only after h)(g,) For all levies other than school
ity voting on district levies, assessments of real property that is not
e the county subject to the assessment limitations set forth in sub-
es. An exemp- sections (a) through (dj() and (g)j(~ shall change
rents to real only as provided in this subsection.
w business (1) Assessments subject to this sub-
ted to the section shall be changed annually on the date of
hall also assessment provided by law; but those changes in
such new busi- assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
atcd to the the assessment for the prior year.
amount or (2) No assessment shall exceed just


n shall be spec-
e for which
w business or
be determined
such exemp-
e of approval
pality, and
ovided by

subject to
be granted an
ble energy
vhich such
value fixed by
Cost of the
by general

cipality may,
y and subject
general law,
ax exemptions
exemption may
unty 01 munic-
ount of this
gible proper-
rhe period of
granted to a


value.
(3) The legislature must provide that
such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that
such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law, including any
change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.

ARTICLE XII

SCHEDULE


property owner shall be determined by general law.
(1) By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars
of the assessed value of property subject to tangible
personal property tax shall be exempt from ad val-
orenm taxation.
(tl There shall be granted an ad val-
orem tax exemption for real property dedicated in
perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real
property encumbered by perpetual conservation ease-
ments or by other perpetual conservation protections.
as defined bv general law.
SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.-'
By general law regulations shall be prescribed which
shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing
high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land
used exclusively for noncommercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified by general law and assessed
solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and
subject to conditions, limitations. and reasonable def-
initions specified therein, land used for conservation


editions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide
for application of this paragraph to property owned
by more than one person.'
(d) The legislature may, by general
law, for assessment purposes and subject to the pro-
visions of this subsection, allow counties and munici-
palities to authorize by ordinance that historic prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character
or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply
only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The
requirements for eligible properties must be specified
by general law.
(e) A county may, in the manner pre-
scribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to the extent of
any increase in the assessed value of that property
which results from tshe construction or reconstruiction
of the property for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grand-
parents or parents of the owner oft the property or of
the owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents
or parents for whom the living quarters are provided
is 62 years of age or older, Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the following
(I) "lThe increase, in assessed value
resulting from construction or reconstruction of the
property.
(2) Tventy percent of( the total
assessed value of the property as iniprmied,


SECTION 28. Property tax exemo-
tion and classification and assessment of land used
for conservation purposes. The amendment to
Section 3 of Article VII requiring the creation of an
ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated
in perpetuity for conservation purposes, and the
amendment to Section 4 of Article VII requiring land
used for conservation purposes to be classified by
general law and assessed solely on the basis of char-
acter or use for purposes of ad valorem taxation.
shall take effect upon approval by the electors and
shall be implemented by January 1. 2010. This sec-
tion shall take effect upon approval of the electors.


No. 5

CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VII, SEC-

TIONS 4, 9, AND 19

ARTICLE XH, SEC-

TION 28

(Taxation and Budget

Reform Commission)



Ballot Title:

ELIMINATING STATE

REQUIRED SCHOOL

PROPERTY TAX AND

REPLACING WITH

EQUIVALENT STATE

REVENUES TO FUND

EDUCATION.



Ballot Summary:
Replacing state required school property taxes with
state revenues generating an equivalent hold harmless
amount for schools through one or more of the fol-
lowing options: repealing sales tax exemptions not
specifically excluded; increasing sales tax rate up to
one percentage point; spending reductions; other rev-
enue options created by the legislature. Limiting sub-
ject matter of laws granting future exemptions.
Limiting annual increases in assessment of non-
homestead real property. Lowering property tax mill-
age rate for schools.


Full Text:



ARTICLE VII

FINANCE AND TAXA-

TION


SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.--
By general law regulations shall be prescribed which
shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing
high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land
used exclusively for noncommercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified by general law and assessed
solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible
personal property held for sale as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified
percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a home-
stead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall
have their homestead assessed at just value as of
January 1 of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only
as provided herein.
(1) 'Assessments subject to this provi-
sion shall be changed annually on January 1st of *
each year; but those changes in assessiaenn'tsssf iofl .!
exceed the lower of the following: '
a. Three percent (3%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the
Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S.
City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor
reports for the preceding calendar year as initially
reported by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2), No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as
provided by general law, homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following
year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1st of the year
following the establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided herein.
1 (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to homestead property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall be assessed as
provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment
are severable. If any of the provisions of this amend-
ment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of
this amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new,
homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any,
subsequent year and who has received a.homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is
entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less
than just value. If this revision is approved in January
of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead
as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that
person received a homestead exemption on January
1, 2007. The assessed value of the'newly established
homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new home-
stead is greater than or equal to the just value of the
prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be the just value of
the new homestead minus an amount equal to the
lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just
value and the assessed value of the prior homestead
as of January 1 of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall
be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new home-
stead is less than the just value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
. new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the
new homestead divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of
the prior homestead. However, if the difference
between the just value of the new homestead and the
assessed value of the new homestead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead
shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
b. By general law and subject to con-


ness: sunoorting educational, cove
scientific. religious, or charitable ii
izations: or securing tax faimess.


ARTICLE XH

SCHEDULE


SECTION 28. Implementation of
school property tax reform.--
(a) The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII
reducing the maximum annual chance in assessments
for non-homestead properties to five percent (5%)
from ten percent (10%) shall take effect January 1.
2o09.
tb) The amendment to Section 9 of
Article VII reducing to five mills from ten mills the
authorized ad valorem millage for school purposes
shall take effect January I. 2010.


No. 6

CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VII, SEC-

TION 4

ARTICLE XI, NEW

SECTION

(Taxation and Budget

Reform Commission)



Ballot Title:

ASSESSMENT OF

WORKING WATER-

FRONT PROPERTY

BASED UPON CUR-

RENT USE





Ballot Summary:
Provides for assessment based upon use of land used
predominantly for commercial fishing purposes; land.
used for vessel launches into waters that are naviga-
ble and accessible to the public; marinas and drys-
ticks that are open to the public; and water-depend-
ent mnlrine manufacturing facilities, commercial
fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and
repair facilities and their support activities, subject to
conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions
specified by general law.


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(f) For all levies other than school
district levies, assessments of residential real proper-
ty, as defined by general law, which contains nine
units or fewer and which is not subject to the assess-
ment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through
(c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this sub-
section shall be changed annually on the date of
assessment provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed five 4 percent (5%)
(4"0) of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) After a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law, including any
change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the
property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(g) For all levies other than school
district levies, assessments of real property that is not
subject to the assessment limitations set forth in sub-
sections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this sub-
section shall be changed annually on the date of
assessment provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed five te percent (5%)
(44%) of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) The legislature must provide that
such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that
such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after-a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law, including any
change of ownership of the legal entity that owns the
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to such property shall be assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties, school districts, and
municipalities shall, and special districts may, be
authorized by law to levy ad valorem taxes and may
be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for
their respective purposes, except ad valorem taxes on
intangible personal property and taxes prohibited by
this constitution.
(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of
taxes levied for the payment of bonds and taxes
levied for periods not longer than two years when
authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners
of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation,
shall not be levied in excess of the following mill-
ages upon the assessed value of real estate and tangi-
ble personal property: for all county purposes, ten
mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for all
school purposes, five tm mills; for water manage-
ment purposes for the northwest portion of the state
lying west of the line between ranges two and three
east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for
the remaining portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for
all other special districts a millage authorized by law
approved by vote of the electors who are owners of
freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation. A
county furnishing municipal services may, to the
extent authorized by law, levy additional taxes within
the limits fixed for municipal purposes.
SECTION 19. Replacement of ad
valorem taxes required by the legislature with other
funds for education.--
(an) Commencine in the 2010-2011
fiscal year. the legislature shall be prohibited from
requiring school districts to levy an ad valorem tax as
a required local effort for narticination in the Florida
Education Finance Program or a successor program.
(bl)(1 The legislature shall replace
the revenue impact of the elimination of the required
local effort as provided in subsection (a) through one
or more of the following options:
a. the repeal of sales tax exemptions.
which are determined not to advance or serve a pub-
lic purpose, except for the current exemptions!for-
food: prescription drugs: health services: charitable
organizations: religious organizations: residential
rent. electricity and heating fuel: sales of tangible
personal poptif' burchbased TofThsal br ?rtihe'rtd -"
produced: or manufactured in this state for export:'
sales of realptopertv and sales of intangible person-
al proerty,
b. an increase of up to one percentage
point to the sales and use tax rate in existence on
January 6. 2009.
c. spending reductions for other com-
ponents of the state budget and revenue increases
resulting from economic growth attributable to lower
property taxes.
d. other revenues identified or created
by the legislature.
(2) In implementing this section, the
amount appropriated and set in the General
Appropriations Act in the 2010-2011 fiscal year shall
not be less than the amount appropriated and set in
the 2008-2009 fiscal year for the funding of public
schools under the Florida Education Finance
Program. as increased by the average historical
growth for such amounts during state fiscal years
2006-2007 and 2007-2008. which appropriated and
set amount shall be referred to as the "education hold
harmless amount."
(3) Nothine contained herein shall be
construed to replace or eliminate: the ad valorem tax
millage dedicated to capital outlay, school renovation
and repair, or for the payment of lease purchase obli-
gations authorized by general law: voter-approved
millage-authorized in the constitution: or discre-
tionarv ad valorem millage for school districts
authorized by law.
(c) Each law creating a sales tax
exemption shall contain the single subject of a single
exemption and a legislative finding that the exemp-
tion advances or serves the public purpose of:
encouraging economic development and competitive-









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their support activities.
Full Text: 12) The assessment benefit provided
by this subsection is subject to conditions and limita-
tions and reasonable definitions' as specified by the
legislature bv general law.
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXA- ARTICLE XII
TION SCHEDULE,


SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.
By general law regulations shall be prescribed which
shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad val-
orem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing
high water recharge to Florida's aquifers, or land
used exclusively for noncommercial recreational pur-
poses may be classified by general law and assessed
solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) Pursuant to general law tangible
personal property held for sale as stock in trade and
livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified
percentage of its value, may be classified for tax pur-
poses, or may be exempted from taxation.
(c) All persons entitled to a home-
stead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall
have their homestead assessed at just value as of
January I of the year following the effective date of
this amendment. This assessment shall change only
as provided herein.
(1) Assessments subject to this provi-
sion shall be changed annually on January 1st of
each year; but those changes in assessments shall not
exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent (3%) of the assess-
ment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the
Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S.
City Average, all items 1967=100, or successor
reports for the preceding calendar year as initially,'
reported by the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3)' After any change of ownership, as
provided by general law, homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following
year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein.
(4) New homestead property shall be
assessed at just value as of January* I st of the year
following the establishment of the homestead, unless
the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assess-
ment shall only change as provided herein.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to homestead property shall be
assessed as provided for by general law; provided,
however, after the adjustment for any change, addi-
tion, reduction, pr improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided herein.
(6) In the event of a termination of
homestead status, the property shall be assessed as
provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment
are severable. If any of the provisions of this amend-
ment shall be held unconstitutional by any court of
competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of
this'amendment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new
homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any
subsequent year and who has received a homestead
exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of
January 1 of either of the two years immediately pre-
ceding the establishment of the new homestead is
entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less
than just value. If this revision is approved in January
of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead
as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new
homestead assessed at less than just value only if that
person received a homestead exemption on January
1, 2007. The assessed value of the newly established
homestead shall be determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new home-
stead is greater than or equal to the just value of the
prior homestead-as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be the just value of
the new.bomestead minus an amount equal to the
lesser of $500,000 or the difference between the just
value and the assessed value of the prior homestead
as of January I of the year in which the prior home-
stead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall
be assessed as provided herein.
2. If the just value of the new home-
stead is less than the just value of the prior home-
stead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior
homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the
new homestead divided by the just value of the prior
homestead and multiplied by the assessed value of
the primo hormestead.,However, if the difference .... -
between the just value of the new homestead and the
assessed value of the new homestead calculated pur-
suant to this sub-subparagraph is greater than
$500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead
shall be increased so that the difference between the
just value and the assessed value. equals $500,000.
Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided herein. .
b. By general law and subject to con-
ditions specified therein, the Legislature shall provide
for application of this paragraph to property owned
by more than one person.
(d) The legislature may, by general
law, for assessment purposes and subject to the pro-
visions of this subsection, allow counties and munici-
palities to authorize by ordinance"that historic prop-
erty may be assessed solely on the basis of character
or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply
only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The
requirements for eligible properties must be specified
by general law. ,
(e) A county may, in the manner pre-
scribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the
assessed value of homestead property to the extent of
any increase in the assessed value of that property -
which results from the construction or reconstruction
of the property for the purpose of providing living
quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grand-
parents or parents of the owner of the property or of
the owner's spouse if at least one of the grandparents
or parents for whom the living quarters are provided
is 62 years of age or older. Such a reduction may not
exceed the lesser of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value'
resulting from construction or reconstruction of the
property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total
assessed value of the property as improved.
(f) For all levies other than school
district levies, assessments of residential real proper-
ty, as defined by general law, which contains nine
units or fewer and which is not subject, to the assess-
ment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through
(c) shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this sub-
section shall be changed annually on the date of
assessment provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of
the assessment for the prior .year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) After a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law, including any
change of ownership of a legal entity that owns the
property, such property shall be assessed at just value
as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such prop-
erty shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to such property shall b assessed as
provided for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
S(g) For all levies other than school?
district levies, assessments of real property that is not
subject to the assessment limitations set forth in sub-
sections (a) through (c) and (f) shall change only as
provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this sub-
section shall be changed annually on the date of
asseusment provided by law; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of.
the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just
value.
(3) The legislature must provide that
such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date 4tcr a qualifying improvement,
as defined by general law, is made to such property.
Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provid-
ed in this subsection.
S (4) The legislature nay provide that
such property shall be assessed at just value as of the
next assessment date after a change of ownership or
control, as defined by general law, including any
change of ownership of the legal entity that.owns the
property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed
as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or
improvements to such property shall be assessed as


provided for by general law; however, after the
adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in-this subsection.
(h)(1) The assessment of the follow-
ina working waterfront properties shall be based
upon the current use of the proprtv:
a. Land used predominantly for com-
mercial fishing purposes.
b. Land that is accessible to the pub-
lic and used for vessel launches into waters that are
navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks that are
open to the public.
d. Water-dependent marine manufac-
turing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and
marine vessel construction and repair facilities and


Assessment of working waterfront
propertv.--The amendment to Section 4 of Article VII
providing for the assessment of working waterfront
property based on current use. and this section. shall
take effect upon approval by the electors and shall
first apply to assessments for tax years beginning
January 1. 2010.


No. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION
3
.(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)


Ballot Title:,
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.


Ballot Summary:
SProposing an amendment to the State Constitution to
provide that an individual or entity may not be barred
from participating in any public program because of
religion and to delete the prohibition against using
revenues from the public treasury directly or indirect-
ly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomina-
tion or in aid of any sectarian institution.


Full Text:


ARTICLE I
DECLARATION OF
RIGHTS


SECTION 3. Religious freedom.--
There shall be no law respecting the establishment of
religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise
thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices
inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. An
individual or entity may not be barred from partici-
pating in any public proonam because of religion.No
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No. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VH, SEC-
TION 9
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)


Ballot Title:
LOCAL OPTION COM-
MUNITY COLLEGE
FUNDING ..




Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to
require that the Legislature authorize counties to levy
a local option sales tax to supplement community
college funding; requiring voter approval to levy the
tax; providing that approved taxes will sunset after 5
years and may be reauthorized by. the voters.


Full Text:


ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXA-
TION
SECTION 9. Local taxes.--
(a) Counties; school districts, and municipalities
shall, and'special districts may, be authorized by law
to levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by
general law to levy other taxes, for their respective
purposes, except ad valorem taxeson intangible per-
sonal property and taxes prohibited by this constitu-
tion.
(b) Ad valoremn taxes, ekelusive of
taxes levied for the payment of bonds and taxes
levied for periods not longer than two years when
authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners
of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation,
shall not be levied in excess of the following mill- .
ages upon the assessed value of real estate and tangi-
ble personal property: for all county purposes, ten
mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for all .
school purposes, ten mills; for water management
purposes for the northwest portion of the state lying
west of the line between ranges two and three east,
0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the
remaining portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all
other special districts a millage authorized by law
approved by vote of the electors who are owners of
freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation. A
county furnishing municipal services may, to the
extent authorized by law, levy additional taxes within
the limits fixed for municipal purposes.
(c) Counties served by an open-
access public institution whose primary mission
and responsibility includes providing lower level
undergraduate instruction and awarding associate
degrees shall be authorized by law to levy a local
option sales tax to supplement the funding of the
institution. The tax may not be levied unless
approved by the electors of each county served by
the institution. The local option tax shall sunset after
five years and may be reauthorized by the electors as
provided by law.


No. 9

CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SEC-
TIONS 1 AND 8
ARTICLE XII, SEC-
TION 28
(Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission)


Ballot Title:
REQUIRING 65 PER-
CENT OF SCHOOL
FUNDING FOR CLASS-
ROOM INSTRUCTION;
STATE'S DUTY FOR
CHILDREN'S EDUCA-
TION.


Ballot Summary:
Requires at least 65 percent of school funding
received by school districts be spent on classroom
instruction, rather than administration; allows for dif-
ferences in administrative expenditures by district.
Provides the constitutional requirement for the state
to provide a "uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and
high quality system of free public schools" is a mini-
mum, nonexclusive duty. Reverses legal precedent
prohibiting public funding of private school alterna-
tives to public school programs without creating an
entitlement.


Full Text:


ARTICLE IX
EDUCATION


SECTION 1: Public funding of edu-
cation.--
S I (a) The education of children is a fun-
damental value of the people of the State of Florida.
It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make
,adequate provision for the
education of all children residing within its borders.
This duty shall be fulfilled, at a minimum and not
exclusively, through adequate Adequate provision
shalth.e made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe,
secure, and high quality system of free public
schools that allows students to obtain a high quality
education and for the establishment, maintenance,,
and operation of institutions of higher learning and
other public education programs that the needs of the
people may require. Nothing in this subsection cre-
ates an entitlement to a publicly-financed private pro-
iram
Lb) To assure that children attending
public schools obtain a high quality education, the .
legislature shall make adequate provision to ensure
that, by the beginning of the 2010 school year, there
are a sufficient number of classrooms so that:
(1) The maximum number of students
who are assigned to each teacher who is leaching in
public school classrooms for prekindergarten through
grade 3 does not exceed 18 students;
(2) The maximum number of students
who are assigned to each teacher who is teaching in
public school classrooms for grades 4 through 8 does
not exceed 22 students; and
(3) The maximum number of students
who are assigned to each teacher who is teaching in
public school classrooms for grades 9 through 12
does not exceed 25 students;
The class size requirements of this subsection do not
apply to extracurricular classes. Payment of the costs
associated with reducing class size to meet these
requirements is the responsibility of the state and not
oflocal sch@tis districts. Beginning with the 2003-
2004 fiscal year, the legislature shall provide suffi-
cient funds to reduce the average number of students
in each classroom by at least two students per year
until the maximum number of students per classroom
does not exceed' the requirements of this subsection.
fe)l) Every four-year old child in
Florida shall be provided by the State a high quality
pre-kindergarten learning opportunity in the form of
an early childhood development and education pro-
gram which shall be voluntary, high quality, free,,and
delivered according to professionally accepted stan-
dards. An early,childhood development and educa-
tion program means an organized progipm designed
to address and enhance each child's ability to make
age appropriate progress in an appropriate range of
settings in the development of language and cogni-
tive capabilities and emotional, social, regulatoand
moral capacities through education in basic skills and
such other skills as the Legislature may determine to
be appropriate. .
Ldso) The early childhood education
and development programs provided by reason of
subsectionelou.engm ph (b) shall be implemented
no later than the beginning of the 2005 school year
through funds generated in addition to those used for
existing education, health, and development pro-
grams. Existing education, health, and development
programs are those funded by the State as of January
1, 2002 that provided for child or adult education,
health care, or development.
SECTION 8. Requiring sixty-five
percent of school funding for classroom instruction.--
At least sixty-five percent of the school funding
received by school districts shall be spent on class-
room instruction, rather than on administration.
Classroom instruction and administration shall be
defined by law. The legislature may also address dif-
ferences in administrative expenditures by district for
necessary services, such as transportation and food
services. Funds for capital outlay shall not l.e includ-
ed in the calculation required by this section.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Section 28. Requiring sixty-five percent of school
funding for classroom instruction.-The requirement
that sixty-five percent of school funding received by
school districts be spent on classroom instruction in
Section.8 of Article IX-and this section, shall first be


applicable to school ears cc
state fiscal year 2009-2010.


ommencine during the


Residents in the Big Bend
region have gathered every
year, for the past five years, to
paddle out, cast a line and com-
bat the disease that is diag-
nosed in 121 Americans every
day.
Not only is Crowder
Excavation's Kingfish Shootout
a chance to enjoy the outdoors
and interact with members of
the community, but also to
remember friends and family
who have been affected by
leukemia.
Boats will shove off from the
C-Quarters Marina in
'Carrabelle to raise money and
awareness for the Leukemia
Research Foundation. For
many, this is a fun weekend of
fishing, scheduled this year for
September 26-28. For
leukemia supporters this event
is especially significant, as its
contributions have benefited
pivotal research and will likely
exceed the $500,000 mark this
year.

Hairstreak butterfly

chapter reschedules

potluck for Sept. 20
The Hairstreak Chapter
North American Butterfly
Association based in Bristol has
postponed their annual potluck
until Saturday, Sept. 20. It was
planned last weekend, but was
cancelled due to T.S. Fay.
Hosts this year are David
and Cindi Stewart. They have
230 acres located in the sand-
hill region of southwest Jackson
County. Activities begin at 10
a.m.
Please RSVP to 643-2583
so that organizers can estimate
how many people will be com-
ing. Call this same number for
directions.


'As "the disease that does not
discriminate," leukemia affects
all races, any gender, at any
time. Leukemia, or cancer of
the blood, accounts for about 33
percent of cancer cases in chil-
dren aged 0-14 and is 10 times
more prevalent in adults than
in children. Someone is diag-
nosed with a form of this dis-
ease every five minutes.
Years ago, Lisa Crowder
. Jackson was that someone. A
dynamic arid admired Crowder
family member, Lisa's memory
and passion for life are the


inspiration behind the Kingfish
Shootout created six years ago
by her father, Jimmie Crowder.
By funding leukemia research,
lives like Lisa's might be saved
and the quality of life of those
diagnosed can be improved.

All profits from the tourna-
ment go directly to the
Leukemia Resear ch
Foundation. To register for the
6th Annual Kingfish Shootout
in Carrabelle September 26-
28, please visit www.cquarters-
marina.com.


Farmers reminded



about crop insurance


With the hurricane season
entering its peak period,
Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is reminding agricul-
tural producers that they must
have crop insurance or non-
insured crop disaster assistance
coverage (NAP) to be eligible
for compensation under the
government's disaster pro-
grams.
A provision of the 2008
Farm Bill, which was enacted
into law in June, requires that
farmers and ranchers carry one
or the other of the two insur-
ance programs to be reim-
bursed for agricultural losses.
Prior to the law's enactment,
such coverage was not manda-
tory.
Because the law took effect
after application periods
expired for the insurance pro-
grams, producers have until
September 16 to take advan-
tage of a waiver that permits


them to pay a "buy-in" fee to be
eligible for disaster assistance.
Producers can contact their
local FSA County Office to file
the waiver application and pay
the applicable fees.
The buy-in fee is $100 per
crop, or a maximum of $300
per county for growers who
raise multiple crops in a county.
For those growing in multiple
counties, the fee is capped at
$900.
"It is vitally important that
growers obtain insurance cov-
erage to protect themselves,"
Bronson said. "While we've
had a brief lull since the cata-
strophic hurricanes of 2004 and
2005, meteorologists remind us
that we are in the middle of
what is forecast to be a particu-
larly active hurricane period."
For more information about
the 2008 crop year buy-in for
disaster assistance programs,
v i s i t
www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FS
A_File/buyinwaiver08.pdf


Huntin
a






9 gators
,, a





Local hunters harvested on
1.1.5' alligator last Wednesday.
Pictured above (frorih left) are John
Creamer, Andy Bailey, and Barry
Fant, all of Bristol, with the 480 lb.
gator they bagged while hunting on
the Ochlockree River.
Since 1988, Florida's statewide
alligator harvest has been national-.
ly and internationally recognized as
a rhod6l program for the sustain-
able use of a natural resource.
Eachyear, Alligator Harvest
Management Units are established
with appropriate harvest quotas to
provide recreational opportunities
for Floridians, and non-residents, to
take up to 2 alligators per permit.
Only persons 18 years old and
older are eligible to apply for a har-
vest permit.
For. more information, go to
www.myfwc.com





Kingfish Shootout set for




Sept. 26-28 in Carrabelle






The County Record, AUGUST 27, 2008, Page 12


CRISTIAN SAMUEL GINGERICH
Josh and Amanda Gingerich
of Altha are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Crisfian
Samuel, born May 20, 2008, at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
He weighed 7 pounds, 9
ounces and was 19.9 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents are
Roberto and Serafina Torres of
Altha. Paternal grandparents are
Doug and Marilyn Gingerich of
Tallahassee.
Cristian makes the first grand-
child for Doug and Marilyn and
the 19th grandchild for Robert
and Serafina.


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Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation
Ser.-ng Th Area For 21 years
Fu.ll ime Ofie and Soles Departrre
211 Depot Ave. Blountstown, Fla.

850-674-4777
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www.soundoffaudio.com
SALES. SERVICE AND INSTALLATION
AUDIO & VIDEO EXPERTS
FOR HOME. CAR AND BOATS
850/674-6363
Mathew & Dara Layfield fax 850/674-2248
Owners 19277 SR 20 W
, sa-ls. soundoffaudio corn Blountstown, FL 32424


John Bruner Owner
(850) 573-1486

SBrO
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Sidney Hall Sales
(8so) 569-2021
(850) 526-8441
iner
instruction


New Construction & Remodeling
Uc O"R'Icontr...7 Metal Roofing
Sta- Uc, e oofn. C.n.rct. Specialist
Uc. .RC29o077z7SL


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Custom
FLOOR CARE
S Uolutions, Ac.


TILE CARPET UPHOLSTERY *
CLEANING
24-HOUR AFTER R REMOVAL
On/i Certified Firm in Blounaiown -
(850) 674-5158
Serving: Calhoun, Liberty, .Iackson & Gulf Counlies



Residential & Commercial

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


CAPPS1

Well Drilling |
Mike Purvis, Owner
LICENSED DRILLERS
SALES & REPAIRS

ACME APPLIANCE REPAIR



Reasonable Rates I Friendly Service
Bob Aultman
850-348-0351


WF'VE OnT YOU CnVEREpD!
Williams Home Improvements
* NO MONER OFING /.-
UP FRONT ROOFINGi
* PAY UPON PROFESSIONALS
COMPLETION


HONEST DEPENDABLE
FREE ESTIMATES


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20301 NW Esans AMenue
Blountstsown, FL 32424
FAA: 850-674-2209


OFFICE: 850-674-8664
WAYNE WALDEN
CELL: 850-643-6162
JASON SUGGS
CELL:..850-557-7207


Williams Home Improvements
Serving Calhoun County Since 1990 1
"No Job TooBigorSmani NO MONE "0
CONCRETE WORK UP FRONT
PAY UPON
LANDSCAPING UO
PRESSURE CLEANING COMPLETION
CERAMIC TILE HONEST DEPENDABLE
SEAMLESS GUTTERS FREE ESTIMATES
PAINTINGS
SCREENENCLOSURES
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I- a & STUMP GRINDING -
Safe Tree Remorrv'al / STUMP
-- Pruning & Trimming GRINDING
150' Aerial Bucket
Storm Damage ,In The iArea!
S-Crane Service
Residential & Commercial =
AFFORDABLE QUALITY SERVICE
Call 674--3434 or 1-800-628-8733 3
- VICKERY ENTERPRISES, INC. -
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Panhandle Drywall Contractors, Inc.
Sheetrock Hanging
/ 0. Fin ish in g
Painting & Repairs


Drew Ayers
Blountstown, FL
850-209-5718


JOB PRINTING
Give Us A Call For A Price Quote
RUBBER STAMPS FAX SERVICE
674-5041

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!:850-570-9358


STONES HEAVY
EQUIPMENT REPAIR
. nneCtr iIrtnn T .aIl, I


Remembering


Dr. Grayson l


Snyder


35 Years Quality


James Eugene Silcox LLC
CONSTRUCTION
Residential Framing & Remodeling
11856 NW Glory Hill Road Cell 850-209-8458
Altha, FL 32421 Home 850-762-8307


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*HOSHIZAKI ce Machines


AND REFRIGERATION
Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units.
Ice Machines & Cold Storage
HWY. 20 WEST BLOUNTSTOWN. FLA.............674-8538
George White, Owier/Operator
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Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008.* Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net


AUCTION
RESCHEDULED (Due to Storm)
AUCTION
Saturday, August 30 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

BOAT & MOTOR
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.


1986 Chevy C10 LWB, black V8-
400/400 turbo, new tires, $1000.
Call 762-4561 or 209-2080.

FOR RENT
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers when
available. Call 674-4011.

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 rent.
Call 674-7616.

2 & 3 bedroom trailers in Altha,
very nice. Call 762-9555 or 762-
8597.

FOR SALE
160 2pc Queen Plushtop mattress
set. New in plastic w/warranty. Can


deliver. 545-7112.

$289 New Queen Orthopedic
Pillowtop Mattress Set in Sealed
Plastic, Warranty. Can Deliver. 222-
9879.

100% LEATHER 5 pc. LIVING
ROOM SET. NEW, lifetime warranty,
sacrifice $699. (delivery avail.) 545-
7112.

5pc. bedroom set. Brand new in
boxes $460. Can deliver. 525-8374.

All NEW Pillowtop King Mattress
Set W/Warranty. $350. 425-83/4.
Can deliver.

BRAND NEW Full Mattress set,
$1'25 or Twin Set $100 set w/warran-
ty. 425-8374.

CHERRY Sleigh Bed w/NEW
Mattress set $375. Can deliver.
545-7112.

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.

Polaris 500 4-wheeler, 4WD,
equipped with gun rack, call 762-
8000.

Toshiba D-R 410 HDMI
UPCOMVERT DVD recorder. 2008
model-book, remote, and box.
$85.00. Call 762-3477.

Nintendo 64, 1 joystick, 4 games-
great working condition, $35.00
OBO and RARE regular Nintendo
system in great working condition
with 2 joysticks, 6 games, asking
$40.00 OBO. Call 762-3477.

3 pc. burgundy living room set,
$400 OBO. Call 674-1218.

John Deere 550G bulldozer, 6 way


.shoulder. Call 762-8807 or 272-!
1002 ask for Crystal.
Found set of Cadillac car keys and
remote. Found in Blountstown, to
claim them, call 674-81Q1.

SERVICES
ALLEN McCLELLAN
HANDY MAN
*CARPENTRY *REPAIRS
*PAINTING OR JUST NAME ITI
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


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
Cell..447-0810 or 674-6410



FOR SALE
New 3 bed/2 bath 1100
sq' home in Blountstown
tile/laminate flooring,
appliance pkg. Vinyl
sidiing on 90'x210' lot.
$99,900.00

762-8185


blade, run GREAT!! $13,500 or will
trade for something of equal value.
No longer need dozer so must go!!
Call James at 850-272-5193.

Dinette set, 48" round, oak,
pedestal style, very sturdy, with 4
chairs, asking $150. Call 639-2893.

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. .

9 puppies, for sure of 4 female and
2 male, 3 solid black, one black and
some tan, rest tan and some black.
Our mama is shepherd and our
daddy we think black lab. We are 3
weeks old will need a home in a cou-
ple weeks. Please some one take us
- we are really cute. Call 674-4290.


JOB

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


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

HELP WANTED
Need construction help. Must have
valid drivers license. Call 850-545-
3998, ask for Bruce.

HOME FOR SALE
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home for sale
f with 10 acres, 40 x 60 garage. Call
674-1719.


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.

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

3-1/2 year old sorrel mare. 14
hands, no tack. $350.00. Call 762-
8185.

LOST & FOUND
LOST!! CASH REWARD!! Teacup
Yorkie, 6 lbs. 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


Legals-

NORTH 420 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING,
CONTAINING 3.36 ACRES MORE OR LESS.
ALL OFTHE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LANDS
LYING WEST OF THE R/W OF.SR NO. 73.
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, T2N, R10W, CAL-
HOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 44 SECONDS
WEST, 430.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 01
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST,
210.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 11 DEGREES 08 MINUTES
28 SECONDS WEST, 420.0 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 54 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 340.0 FEET TO THE WESTERLY
RAN LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 73 AND A
POINT ON A CURVE BEING CONCAVE
SOUTHEASTERLY; THENCE RUN NORTH-
EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 1 DEGREES 02 MIN-
UTES 52 SECONDS HAVING A RADIUS OF
22968.33 FEET, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF
420.00 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID RAN/W
LINE ON A BEARING OF NORTH 89 DEGREES
06 MINUTES 58 SECONDS WEST, 350.62
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND
CONTAINING 3.36 ACRES.
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, RL., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the
original with this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded In the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published each week for
two consecutive weeks in the County Record.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on t his 19th day of August, 2008.


ALL TYPES
IN HOME TELEPHONE INSURANCE
REPAIR SERVICE .' AUTO G ItME -LIFE
CALL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE..
J.B. ForA Fnendlt Quote Call
PORTER 674-5333 1

-LACEOLD LINES 'B
INSTALL NEW JACKS
RUN CAT 5 WIRE

674-4889


WANTED
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

YARD SALE
Yard sale at Pear Street and Azalea
St. in Blountst6wn on Sept. 6, 7 a.m.
until. Furniture, appliances, tools,
used paneling, old dishes, toys, gui-
tar, adult old-style bike, movies, men,
women & children's clothes, women
shoes, bedding, shelves, books.
Something for everyone.

New Harvest Fellowship Assemply
of God Church, 1800 N. Hwy. 71,
Wewahitchka, will have a yard sale
Saturday, Sept. 6, 8:00 a.m. 'Nick
knacks, housewares, shoes, clothes,
dishes, heater and more. Also sell-
ing hamburgers, hot dogs, cakes.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
3 bed/2 bath doublewide
3 miles north of
Blountstown on .38 acre
goodcondition....
** $47,500 **
owner terms
with $4500 down
762-8185





1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
Apartments
"The Best Place to Uve"
Rental Assistance

Sutton Creek Apartments
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDD/TTY 711
Equal Housing Opportunity


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF

CORRECTIONS
Accepting applications for career service correctional RN's at Liberty CI.
Shifts available:
12am-8am
* Exceptional Health Care Insurance
* Vested Retirement after six years
* Comprehensive State of Florida Benefit Package
Visit our website at fldocjobs.com for more information, to apply online,
or contact:
Sally Mayo, SRNS Mayo.Sally@mail.dc.state.fl.us or call 850-643-2141
Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Certain veterans and spouses of veterans receive preference in.
employment by the state as provided by Chapter 295S.
July30, 208


Calhoun County School District's
Annual Student Progression Plan Report for 2008-2009

"-Thefollowifigitaith ch- rf-seflective-6fthe2007-2008 FCATTiMt-sl' .

Students Scoring as Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the
Flnrida Cnmnrehansive Assessment Tst(FPCAT)


3 168 12 7.14% 15 8.93% 27 16.07%
4 166 16. 9.64% 27 16.27% 43 25.9%
5 166 28 16.87% 19 11.45% 47 28.31%
6 146 14 9.59% 22 15.07% 36 24.66%
7 163 24 14.72% 25 15.34% 49 30.06%
8 138 14 10.14% 43 31.16% 57 41.3%
9 185 35 18.92% 58 31.35% 93 50.27%
10 147 45 30.61% 45 30.61% 90 61.22%



Students Retained (not promoted) in Grades 3 through 10


3 4 170 2.35%
4 6 171 3.51%
5 1 165 0.61%
6 0 149 0%
7 2 161 1.24%
8 1 140 0.71%
9 18 191 9.42%
10 9 145 6.21%


Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption (2007-2008)






0 0 0 0 11 0 11

Retention/Promotion Policies for 2008-2009

S 150 minutes of Physical Education per week will be required for grades K-5

SStudents entering grade 6 in the year 2006-2007 and thereafter, must pass all core courses:
reading, language arts, math, social studies, and science, in order to promote to ninth grade.

SStudents entering grade 6 in the year 2006-2007 and thereafter, must complete one course in
career education planning to be completed in 7th or 8th grade.

Students entering grade 9 in the year 2007-2008 and thereafter, if they participate in the traditional
4-year high school program, in order to graduate with a standard diploma, must complete:
4 credits of English, 4 credits of math, 3 credits of science- 2 must have labs, 3 credits of social
studies, I credit in Fine Arts, and I credit in PE with integration of health. These same grade 9
students will be required to earn 4 credits in a declared major area of interest.

For further information, please contact the school of your choice or the district office. The complete
Student Progression Plan for 2008-2009 will be available after September 10, 2008, on the district web-site:
http://www.calhounfbchools.org.


JUBILEE
BUILDERSR S
Affordable homes built on your land.

Call for Current Promotions (334) 678-8401
jubileebuilders.com
6885 US Hwy 231 South I Dothan, Alabama 36301




HAND-PICKED QUALITY




BESTDEA IN.THE TRI.STATE AREA!


SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM! W.A.C


Yolu Free: 1, 888,7408222


|Bus: (850) 526-5254 Res: (850) 762-3679


John "Handy" Mann
Home Improvements
Ceramic Tile, Floodn, Dowall,Plumbln, ..
Additions, Decks, Padi ,, Roofing
Siding ar .Reasonable Rate!

(850)674-6410 i *Free Estimates.

or 447-0810 '|Ca Chris
Over 35 years experience
Ucensed & Insured
N1


M&W Self Storage

RENTALS
7 Days A Week Service
5x10...$20 Per Month
I0xi0...$35 Per Month
10x20...$70 Per Month.
10x25...$90 Per Month
-* NO DEPOSIT -
CALL 762-8807 OR 762-9555
OR 762-8597


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