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SIIIII WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009 102nd Year, No. 43 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax)
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victim has

died from

News Editor

man has
died from
in a single
'traff ic
crash in
:20, passed away Thursday
'at Tallahassee Memorial
'Hospital, where he had
been in critical, condition
since the accident the night
of June 10. .. .
The wreck occurred on
:CR 379 after Shuler failed
to tiegotiate a curve, lost
control of his pickup, struck
:several trees and was
-thrown from the vehicle.
He was airlifted to TMH
with a severe head injury.
Surgery was performed.
but he never regained con-
scioustness. Life support
was removed on Thursday.
See SHULER, page 11

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June 24...8PM.. 3.2'
June 26...8PM... 2.4'
June 28...6AM... 2.1'


Mossy Pond man, woman

stab each other to death

News Editor
SInvestigators are await-
ing results from the
Medical Examiner's Office
to'confirm the identities of
a man and woman found
stabbed ito death in a,
Mossy Pond home.
Sheriff' David Tatum
tells The County ,Record
that Frederick Marshall
III owned the residence on
Lake Shore Drive where
the bodies were discovered

Thursday night. In an odd
twist, authorities believe
the man and woman killed
each other during a domes-
tic dispute.
Reports indicate the
case began just after 7
p.m. when a young man
from Wewahitchka went to
the home in search of his
mother who resided with
Marshall. Her name had
not been released at press
time 'Ibesday morning.
:"He had not been able
to contact her for almost a

week so he came up to
check,on her," says Sheriff
The man reportedly
looked in a window, saw a
dead body, and called the
Sheriff's Office.
Responding deputies'
peered into a kitchen'win-
dow ,where they spotted
two bodies, one female and
one male. Their ages are
estimated around 60.
Investigators obtained a
search warrant and sum-
moned the Florida

Department of Law
Enforcement mobile crime
lab team to conduct the
crime scene investigation.
The Medical Examiner for
the 14th Judicial Circuit,
along with' the State
Attorney's Office, were
also represented at the
After what has been
described as a methodical
entry into the home which
took several hours, the
bodies were discovered
lying face up on the

kitchen floor, fully clothed
.and surrounded by blood.
It was determined that the
pair had each suffered stab
wounds and apparently
died from those injuries.
"It appears she first cut
and stabbed him in the
arms and chest," Sheriff
Tatum reports. "Then he
took the knife apparently
and stabbed her in the
back and in the chest. "
Physical evidence at the
See MURDER, page 11

week ends

with race

News Editor
An election won't be nec-
essary, in Blountstown, but
Altha voters will soon be,
heading to the polls.
Qualifying week ended
at noon Friday in both the
Town of Aliha and City of
Blountstown. Both Janie
Boyd and Phillip Hill quali-
fied to seek re-election to
their posts on the
Blountstown City Council.,
They were met with no
opposition and will remain
on the Council for another
two year term. Each of
them have expressed their
appreciation to voters for
placing confidence in them
and vow to continue work-
ing hard for the citizens.
Over in Altha, there are
two posts up for grabs on
the Town Council with
three candidates seeking
office. Incumbent Lee
Alday qualified to run for
re-election and he will face
political newcomers, Ann
Bevins and Joe Amason.
Drew Peacock, Jr. did not
seek re-election.
The election will be held
Tuesday, August 25, from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. The last day
to register to vote is July 27.
The top two vote getters
will win the seats on the
Altha Town Council.




Additional Toppings


19838 SR 20 West
Blountstown, FL

News Editor
Report cards are in for schools across
Florida with Calhoun County earning an
"A" overall as a school district. Although
four out of five schools in the county
brought in A's. there is one blemish on the
report card that has educators working
towards improvement: a "D" at
Blountstown High School.
'"The high schools across the state are
way down," says Superintendent Tommy
McClellan. "Marianna, Vernon, Liberty,
Bay, Rickards, and FAMU were all D's.
Godby High "School, East and West
Gadsden were all F's. Systematically, and I
don't know why, elementary schools do
good and high schools don't do good. But.
there were some high schools in our areas
that made A's and B's. We just tried to
check out some 'other districts in our area

Congratulations, teachers,
students and staff

v Altha...A
V Carr..A

V Tolar K-8...B
V Hosford...B

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and there's just a lot of struggling in high schools. You hate to throw sour grapes out there, but something's,
wrong with our-testing system."
McClellan says plans are already in plade to improve the low scoring test areas at B HS. Detailed reports
are available on the Florida Department of Education website. .

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Hill, David Trelo,
Caoner, Jaaen Owens,
Ericka Bess Jado Scheme to defriu IRS
Owens and 1 to


Three-year-old girl who nearly

drowned thanks her rescuers
-Little Jada Owens who nearly drowned over
a week ago at Camel Lake in Bristol had the
chance to meet the folks who helped save her
young life Friday afternoon.
Three-year-old Jada was swimming a week
ago Saturday when 10-year-old David Trejo of
Altha spotted her on the bottom of the lake.
The boy dove under, pulled her out of the
water and summoned help.
Meanwhile, a crash just a half mile from the
lake had brought rescue workers from Calhoun
County to the area. EMS Director Phillip Hill,
along with paramedics Keith' Daniels and
Aaron Carter, heard the drowning call and
headed for the lake. They put. Jada in the
ambulance, then went to work to' save her as
they literally prayed for a miracle. God
answered as she is now home, running around
and doing fine.

Agents with the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE)
Tallahassee Regional
Operations Center, the
United States Postal
Inspection Service and the
Florida Department of
Corrections' Inspector
General's Office charged
Jerry G.' Batson Jr., 29,
last Tuesday for operating
a scheme to defraud the
Internal Revenue Service
(IRS), identity theft, and
grand theft.
The case began in
September 2006 when a
Calhoun Correctional
Institution prison inspec-
tor discovered suspicious
conversations among sev-
eral inmates during ran-
dom telephone monitor-
ing. The Florida
Department of
Corrections contacted
FDLE for investigative
Investigators allege
Batson would obtain per-
sonal information from
other inmates to complete
IRS tax refund forms and

mail the
forms to
one of
his fam-
i l y
then mail the completed
forms to the IRS. Once
the family' member
received the tax refunds
back from the IRS, struc-
tured deposits would be
made to Batson's inmate
canteen account.
Batson was charged
with one count of an
organized scheme to
defraud more than
$50,000, five counts of
identify theft and one
count of grand theft over
$20,000. Batson faces a
maximum 120 year prison
sentence if convicted on
all charges.
Batson remains an.
inmate of the Florida
Department of
Corrections. This case will
be prosecuted by the
State Attorney's Office,
14th Judicial Circuit.

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State reases school grades;

alls and one D for Calhoun

Skil 7-1/4"
Circular Saw
13 amp, 2.3 hp ball-bearing motor. 2
point line of site for cutting accuracy.
Patented anti-snag lower guard.
Safety lock-out switch. Includes 18T
carbide blade. 22212
LiUmit 1 Rebate
$39 99
After $10
Mail-in Rebate

26615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA.


The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 2

Reader commends
emergency workers
Letter to the Editor,
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all of
the emergency responders
within Calhoun County.
Once again they were on
the spot with a very short
wait time.

When the unexpected
winds came up on-Sunday
evening a tree fell across
our street in front 'of our
house tangling in the elec-
trical phone wires. As
always they were there and
they were professional and
Anyone that would be
critical of any division,

June 16: Adrian Devon Lovelace, child support; contempt & commit-
ment; Timmy Ray Merkison, child support, contempt & commitment;
Mark Anthony Hall, no valid DL/hold for Broward; Jack Stonewall
Smith, state VOP; Jerry G. Batson, organized scheme to defraud m/t
$50,000, five counts fraudulent use of personal identification, grand
theft over $20,000; Jessica Lynn Sovems, disorderly conduct
June 17: Jasmine Paige Williams, county VOP
June 18: Adrian White, burglary, criminal mischief; Joseph Chad
Cusumano, possession of controlled substance; Robert Haley Harris,
failure-to appear, DWLSR; Jerry Allen Mayo, dofnestic battery; Belinda
Mercer Mayo, domestic battery
June 19: Lorette Gayle Lynn, county VOP
June 15: Jacqueline Lytle, hold for Calhoun; Anna Marie Owens, fail-
ure to appear, passing worthless check's
June 16: Jessica Lynn Sovems, hold for Calhoun; Earnest Dale
.McCardle, domestic violence; Sherry Forte MqCardle, aggravated bat-
June 17: Jasmine Williams, hold for Calhoun
The above Individuals w booked Into the Calhoun or Libefty
County Jal over the past week Although they have been chowged
with a vme, they are considered Innocent until proven guilty.

7Th Countm Reord

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Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and
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including our city depart-
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with them. If they are not
willing to come out of their
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The postal service has
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On behalf of my family I
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Local man shares
details on 'recall"

*Letter to the Editor:.
The Maker of all human
beings (GOD) is recalling
all units manufactured,
regardless of make or year,
due to a serious defect in-
the primary and central
component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunc-
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3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent.
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7. Fearfilness
8. Idolatry
/ 9. Rebellion
The Manufacturer, who
is neither liable nor at fault
for this defect, is providing
factory-authorized repair
and service free of charge
to correct this defect.
The Repair 'Technician,
JESUS, has most generous-
See LETTER, page 5

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ID 0

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 7:00. PM BHS Cafeteria
Everyone ,Bring A Salad to Share
SMeat, Bread, Drinks, Cake and Plates, etc. Will Be Provided

Saturday, July 4th, 2009 6:30 PM Lady Anderson



and for more information
TO MARY GARRETT (303) 709-3065

Will the following classmates or their families please
call Mary Garrett at the above number:

Gail Baker Reggie Gibbs Don Johnson
Pos Byrd Robby Goodman Tanguela Jones
Brenda Cook Michael-Hansel Kalier Robinson
Essie Dudley Rita Henry Donald Williams
Reggie Durr


Panhandle Pioneer Settlement

pays tribute to their volunteers

The historic Frink
Gym was the setting
for the annual
Panhandle PIoneer
Settlement Volunteer
Appreciation 6rnquet
held Thursday night.
Dozen of volun-
teers who have con-
tributed countless
hours working in the
General Store, helping
with Settlement
events, and providing
assistance in a vari-
ety of ways were
honored. Volunteers
were treated toa deli-
cious dinner, along
with entertainment b.
Cherie White and
daughter, Sarah i. -
Marti Vicker e new.
Settlement Dir or, served as mistress of ceremonies. She had the honor of pre-
senting the V61unteer of the Year Award to Lawana McDonald.(pictured above). If
you havbeqen to Pioneer Day orFolklife Days at the Seltlenent, you have certainly
seen Lawana demonstrating how to makp hoecakes and cracklins as she tells sto-
ries of how life was back in the mid 1800s. Lawana has been a dedicated volun-
tler for many years and truly loves serving at the Settlement.
Mark your calendars for October 3 when the Settlement will be celebrating it's
20th anniversary. More details soon.

r WO


3 0 YEAR

The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 3

Keep Calhoun County Beautiful

invites you to adopt-a-highway

Keep Calhoun County
Beautiful, along with the
Florida Dept of
Transportation, would like
to invite the community to
adopt a highway.
Every year millions of
visitors get their first
glimpse of our state from
their car windows as they
travel along Florida's high-
ways. First impressions can
be lasting. Do we want
them to see miles of road-
way cluttered with litter?
Or clean, green tree- lined
highways that truly repre-
sent Florida's natural beau-
ty? The choice is an easy
one but it takes some
For nearly ten years,
Florida's Adopt-A-Highway
program has improved the
appearance of highway
right-of-way throughout
Florida while reducing the

cost of litter removal. It
works because hundreds of
dedicated volunteers do
their part to make it a suc-
Thousands of miles of
highway are adopted each
year by groups and organi-
zations that volunteer their
time to make a difference in
their local communities.
Their effort eases the load
on state Department of
Transportation work crews,
enabling them to devote
more time to road mainte-
nance and special highway
projects. The volunteers'
reward is civic pride that
comes from knowing
they've made a difference
in their community.
Volunteers will:
V "Adopt" a two mile
section of a state highway.
V Follow DOT safety

V Remove litter at least
four times each year.
V Dedicate two years to
the program
DOT will:
V Assist with safety
V Provide safety vests
and litter bags.
V Pick up collected lit-
ter at specific pre-arranged
V Post Adopt-A-
Highway signs to recogniz-
ing the volunteer group at
the beginning and end of
their section
If you would like to
know more about how to
become involved in the
Florida Adopt-A-Highway
program, please contact
your local KCCB at (850)
674-9395 or call 1-800-

'Walk to


Chamber of Commerce seeking

events for countywide calendar

Is your organization planning an event this year? In an effort to keep from overlapping
activities, the Calhoun County Chamber of .Commerce is creating a county calendar of
events. Above, Chamber Director Kristy Halley Speers (left) and Chamber board member
Mary McKenzie review event information they have received thus far. If your have an event
to add. to the calendar, contact Kristy at the Chamber, 674-4519, or email chamber@cal-

Free food, fun, & fireworks at

Saturday July 3rd event, Sam Atkins Pk.

Master Sgt. Tom Aycock

teaching Scouts in Iraq
Master Sgt. Thomas H. Aycock of Blountstown, the oper-
ations non-commissioned officer, 146 Expeditionary Signal
Battalion, Multi-National Corp Iraq, teaches Iraqi, boys knot-
tying techniques, May 30, during an Iraqi scouting event at
French Village, an Iraqi compound that houses locals
employed on Victory Base Complex, Baghdad. The program
.at VBC recently held its one-year anniversary. As scouting
,grows, local Iraqi troop leaders continue to take control over
the currently American-led program. Courtesy Photo

The Apalachee Valley
VFW Post 12010, in coop-
eration with American
Legion Post 172 and
American Legion Post 272,
will sponsor the "Walk to
Liberty" this year.
Walkers are to' form at
Veterans Memorial Civic
Center in Bristol on
Saturday, June 27, at 8:40
a.m., EDT (7:40 a.m. CDT)
or at Minnie Lee's.
S Transportation will be
provided, from Veterans
Memorial .Civic Center to
the west pnd of Trammell
Bridge for the walk, which
will begin at 9 a.m. EDT (8
,a.m. CDT). Then, trans-
portation will pick-up walk-
.) tW'.'! o -i-l thei:eastlUend of
Trammell Bridge and trans-
port them to Veterans
Memorial Civic Center for
the Independence Day
For additional informa-
tion, please contact Gary
McGee at 643-3362 or Bob
Pickron at 643-5405.

I 674-50O


20452 Central Ave, West, Blountstown, FL


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( 20T') Nerle Norman Co cti cs, Inc. Mato Nomia Casniedc
Sr,,dios haIve bc,.', ndepcndcenrh ,nwnwd a (.ouidOmXd (since 1931,

RiverTown Community
Church will be hosting a
BIG Independence Day
celebration for our commu-
nity. This year's event will
be held on Friday, July 3, at
.Sam Atkins Park in
Blountstown with gates
opening at 5 p.m. and all
the event fun starting at
5:30 p.m., followed by the
fireworks show at 9 p.m.
RiverTown Community
Church hosts this event to
provide a night for our com-
munity to come together for
an event that is family-
friendly and where no-onie
has to spend any money to
enjoy' an event that is
FREE for everyone.
There's food, games, enter-
tainment, and of course
more details to be

announced closer to the
event date.
Our community has
asked in past years to pur-
chase t-shirts, and this year
we're making that possible.
Wear a t-shirt and help us
get the word out about this
Just come on by
Diamond Corner, Merle

Norman, or Classic
Cleaners, as well as
RiverTown Community
Church during the office
hours of 8:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m., to pick out a shirt,
only on sale during the
month of June for $7 each.
For any event questions,
please call 674-5747,
' .ext#106.'-'
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2009 Commnity

Sam Atkins Park

More Food &
More Games for

-tAe Kids!!

Bring your lawn chairs Er blankets! l
Be sure to get your Event Programs
as soon as you arrive
Programs will include a map of the park
and the event schedule
RiverTown .
Community Church ,
850.674-5747 for any questions


Starting at 5:30 pm (CT)
New This Year....
Hot Dog Eating Contest
Watermelon Seed
Spitting Contest
S 9:00 P.M. (ct)
Professionally shot ly PyroTechnico, Inc,




The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 4


Happy Birthday, Ava & Eden!
Ava Layne and Eden Ellise Mallory just celebrated their
birthdays! Eden turned one on May 2 and Ava turned three on
June 13. They celebrated by having parties with lots of fam-
ily and friends: Ava and Eden are the daughters of Mark
Mallory and Heather Mallory.

Happy 10th Birthday, Carli!
Carli Money turned 10
years old Tuesday, June 23,
2009. She celebrated her .
birthday with family and
friends,. Saturday, June 20,
at a swimming party. Carli .,
enjoys playing With her five
dogs, working in her
daddy's shop, and watching
movies with her Jama,
working in the garden and
fishing with her Pa, spend-
ing time,with her morm, -
hanging out with Jason and
Kalan, and talking.on the phone to her.sissy in Texas. Carli
is the daughter of Tony and Tori Money of Blountstown.
Maternal grandparents are Jack and Janet Dykes of
Blountstown. Paternal grandparents are Rodney and Janice
Money of Bristol. Happy Birthday, Bug!!
We Love You,,
SMama, Daddy, Sissy, Bubba, & Kalan
Jama, Pa & Uncle Bone
Nana & Papa

Airport paving project

will get underway today

After much hard work
and dedication, paving of
the Calhoun County
1Airport's -rPnway -ik set to
begin. The Calhoun County
Industrial 'Develobment'
Authority invites you to a

groundbreaking cereinony
Wednesday, June 24, at the
Calhoun County Airport
from 9 to 9:30'am. The air-
port is located inside the
Calhoun County Industrial
Park on Hwy. 71 North.

About 40 years ago there appeared in the newspapers .the
story of a young girl of 21 years of age who committed sui-
cide and left this note behind: "I am 21. I have seen every-
thing worth seeing. I know everything worth knowing I don't
like life it's cheap, dirty, disappointing. I've had all I want."
About the same time the press carried another story of a
banquet held in Ontario,' Canada, honoring Sir. William
Mulock on his 95th birthday. He had served in the Canadian
.Parliament, had been Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Toronto. After various
tributes had been paid....the 95 year old Sir William, smiling
and serene, got acknowledge the thunderous ovation.
His voice was firm and clear as he spoke the voice of a
man who loved life, who loved his work and his fellow man.'
i Among other things, he said: "I am still at work, with my
hand to the plow and my face to the future. The shadows of
evening lengthen about me, but morning is in my heart. The
testimony I hear, is this: Thaf the Castle of Enchantment is
not yet behind me. It is before me still, and daily I catch
glimpses of its battlements and towers. The best of life is
always further on. Its real lure is hidden from our eyes, some-
where behind the hills of time."
The speech was widely printed and discussed in
Canadian and American newspapers and magazines at the
time. One newspaper writer declared: "Every man over 40
should carry a copy of Sir William's speech in his pocket."
Another writer said, "His zest for life, his unfailing courage
and good cheer, put many a young man to shame."
Sir William died about five years later at the age of 100.
What is the difference between the 21 year old girl and Sir
William Mulock? The difference is that of losing or keeping
one's enthusiasm for life.
Have you lost your zest for life? Do you go through each
day as drudgery? Let Christ come into your life and take con-
trol and you will find life worth living. He will give you some-
thing worth living for!

Creative Christian Counseling r
Paul F. Joyner, Ph.D.
Tamaria E. Joyner, Ed. D.

Pre-Marital Marital
Post Divorce Anger Management
General Family
Call for an appointment
20869 SE Sherry Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424

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American Cancer Society, Calhoun Co. Health Department open...

Resource room with variety

of help for cancer patients

Dealing with cancer is
hard, but the American
Cancer Society is here to
Your local American
Cancer Society, in collabo-
ration with the Calhoun
County Health
Department, has opened a
Cancer Resource Room at
the Health Department.
The' Cancer Resource
Room will provide free
wigs, hats, scarves, mastec-
tomy bras and breast pros-
thesis to area women
undergoing cancer treat-
For more information
about the Cancer Resource
Room, or to schedule an
appointment, please call
the Calhoun County
Health Department at 850-
674-5645 and ask for Gina
Adams or Susan Chafin or
your American Cancer

Society at 1-800-227-2345.
Newly diagnosed
patients can access addi-
tional resources, informa-
tion and guidance 24 hours
a day, seven days a week
via phone at 1-800-227-
2345 or via web at We offer
accurate, unbiased infor-
mation about cancer for
patients, caregivers and
family. Newly diagnosed
cancer patients are eligible
to receive a personal health
manager kit, which helps
patients organize informa-
tion related to their cancer
All information is offered
free of charge to cancer
patients and their families.
In addition to informa-
tion, the American Cancer
Society also provides free
support services to help
patients with the day-to-

day challenges of cancer.
Services include:
Transportation to and
from cancer treatment
Support programs for
women and men with can-
sessions that help women
look their best while going
through radiation and/or
Lodging at one of our
Hope Lodgesin Gainesville
and Tampa
Referrals to other
community organizations

The American Cancer
Society is the nationwide,
community-based volun,
tary health organization
dedicated to eliminating

cancer as a major health
problem by preventing can-
cer, saving lives, and dimin-
ishing suffering from can-
cer, through research, edu-
cation, advocacy, and serv-
ice. For information about
cancer, call 1-800-227-
2345 or visit
The American Cancer
Society is offering a Look
Good Feel Better event on
Monday July 6, 2009 from
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m, at
4001 W 23rd St., Suite C
Panama City, Fl. 32405.
Advance Registration is
required in order to provide
cosmetics to match your
skin tone. You can register
anytime by calling your 1-

The Calhoun/Liberty
County Health Department
Healthy Communities,
Healthy People Program
held their first annual
Women's Health Seminar
on Friday, June 12.
There were a total of 92
ladies that participated in
the seminar and enjoyed
speakers that talked about
health related topics and
also enjoyed massages,
makeovers and manicures.
Each lady received a bag
with goodies and informa-
tion in it along with. door
prizes being given away all
during the event.
A special thank you to
Bristol Pentecostal
Holiness Church for hosting
this event, Mrs. Sue
Summers for being such a
great Emcee and Pastor
Geraldine Sheard for giving
the invocation. I would also
like to say thank you to
Kathey Whaley, Judy
Barber, Samantha Enfinger
from Samantha's Swedish
Massage, and Christie
.Barfoot from Burke & Co.
for pampering our guest.
Ladies you are the best.
Thanks to 180 Fitness,

We would like to express
our deep gratitude and
appreciation to the good
people in Calhoun and
Liberty counties who came
forth to help with the search
and rescue/recovery of
Jefferie Rector who was
thrown out of our boat on
May 30th in Apalachicola
I've always loved this
community and now I know
why. Everyone comes
together when there is a cri-
sis. I don't know what I
would have done without
friends and family. Thank
you for all the prayers, flow-
ers, food, phone calls and
This has been a tragic
loss to me as Jeff was my
second son he came to live
with us when he was 9
years old and has been with
us since. But I have so
many good memories that I
will treasure forever.
I would like to, thank
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office, Roman Wood, for
contacting Henry so he
could be the one to tell me
the news and the deputies
who searched with Calhoun
County's helicopter. Also
thanks to Liberty County
citizens and Sheriff's office.
Many thanks to all my
close friends at Blountstown
Health & Rehab Center for
their prayers, food, etc. and'
Calhoun Liberty Hospital
staff for monetary contribu-
tions, food and visits and
giving me extra days off.
Thanks to Covenant
Hospice for their, visits and
food and friendship. Thanks
to my wonderful neighbors,
especially Alva Martin and
the Methodist Church, for
arranging dinner after the

See THANKS, page 5

Bella's .Florist, Ja-Makin-
Me-Tan, Bristol Buy Rite
Drugs, Golden Pharmacy,
Blountstown Drugs,
Diamond Corner,
Strickland's Ace Hardware,
Calhoun Liberty Journal,
The County Record and
Station, for donating door
prizes and helping to get
the word out for the
It is great to have such
wonderful community part-
ners and we look forward to
our Second. Annual
Women's Health Seminar
next year. If you would like
to learn more about the
Healthy Communities
Healthy People Program
please contact Susan
Chafin at the Liberty
County Health Department
ati850-643-2415 ext. 245.

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The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 5

Calhoun County's history is being told through a heritage book currently
being put together with plans for publication in the summer of 2009.
Here is one of the stories that will be included..

The following is
Maurice Marchant's
description of the
RB36 and the "Buzzing
of Blountstown".
This Bomber
Aircraft had a wing
span of 230 feet (just
70 feet short of a foot-
ball field). There were
six pusher props and
four jet engines; a fuel
capacity of four (4) rail
road cars; twenty-two
(22) crew members.
The fully loaded weight
was 450,000 pounds.





Submitted by Mary Marchant

This particular aircraft was assigned to the undersigned in 1953. I
have 2,000 hours in it as an Air Craft Commander.
On a flight from the home base, Ramsey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico,
to the repair shop in San Antonio, Texas, I had an occasion to "Buzz"
Blountstown at water tank level. We came in from Bristol, made a left
turn at the Drive-In Theater, held the turn until Pete McClellan's house
and proceeded back to Blountstown and up Main Street. I was low
enough to recognize my mother-in-law, Ida Belle McClellan, standing in
front of the Ford Place. She was standing in the street with her car door
and her mouth open. Kids at the high school jumped out the windows.
It's been said with all ten engines burning and turning, the noise at
that altitude cracked setting hen's eggs, and cows went dry.
Had it not been for Terrell Yon soothing the high school principal, I
probably would have been reported for airways violation. I could not
resist the temptation to "Buzz" home.
There were few bold pilots and nearly no old bald pilots.
R. M. Marchant, Lt./Col. (Ret)

Local families sought to

host exchange students

.Have you ever consid-
ered hosting a foreign
exchange student? These
teens are from over 40
countries around the world,
their English has been
screened, they have their
own medical insurance and
spending money, and are
looking for homes for the
09-19 school year. Imagine

ly offered to bear the entire,
.burden of the staggering
cost of these repairs. There
is no additional fee
The number to call for
repair in all areas is: P-R-A-
Y-E- R.
Once connected, please
upload your burden of SIN
through the REPEN-
TANCE procedure.
Next, download
-ATONEMENT from the
Repair Technician, JESUS,
into the heart component.
No matter how big or
small the' SIN defect' is,
JESUS will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control
Please see the operating
manual, the B:I.B.L.E.
(Basic Instructions Before
Leaving Earth) for further
details on the use of these
WARNING: Continuing
, to operate the human being
unit without correction
voids any manufacturer
warranties, exposing the
unit to dangers and prob-
lems too numerous to list
and will result in the human
unit being permanently
impounded. For free emer-
gency service, call on
DANGER: The human
being units not responding
to this recall action will
have to be scrapped in the
furnace. The' SIN defect

all of the cultural differ-
ences there are and how
much of a learning experi-
ence it can be for you and
your family! These chil-
dren range in age from 15-
18 and are desperate to
find "American families" to
share these experiences
We have many teens to

will not be permitted to
enter Heaven so as to pre-
vent contamination of that
facility. Thank you for your
PS. Please assist where
possible by notifying others
of this important recall
notice, and you may con-
tact the Father any time byi
'Knee mail'
Forwarded from
Michael Willis, Sr.

choose from. Some are
athletic, musicians, and
scholars all looking for a
new family to spend 5 or 10
month programs with.
They will arrive in August
and leave in December or
June depending on which
program you choose.
A local community coor-
dinator in this area will be
available to go over any and
all information at your
request. For more infor-
mation, please, call Danyel
at 850-532-7550 or the
home office at 1-800-555-
6211. Information is also
available at

If there were any bits of
wisdom I could leave to any-
one for Jeff it's (1) use your
kill switch on your bbat; (2)
tell your children you love
them every day as God only
loans them to us.,
Debi Thornton Smith &

Last week to submit your

stories for heritage book

The Calhoun County
Heritage Book Committee
members are on the down-
hill side of the book being
ready to go to print. The
final deadline is June 30. If
you have not sent in your
story or stories to the com-
mittee you need to sit down
and get busy.
Remember you do not
have to be a long term resi-
dent of Calhoun County to
do a story about your fami-
ly or your ancestors who do
or have lived in the county.
The committee is still
looking for family stories;
topical stories, which
includes cities and towns,
medical history, cemeter-
ies, churches, businesses,
etc. We do still need gold-
en agers and golden
anniversaries also.
Remember that some-

Sr. Citizens

plan July 3


Calhoun County Senior
Citizens will be sponsoring a
4th of July Luncheon com-
plete with hot dogs, ham-
burgers, chips, cake, home-
made ice cream, and water-
melon on Friday, July 3,
beginning at 11 a.m.
Come dressed in your
red, white, and blue. You
must make a reservation.
Please call 674-4163 in
advance. We welcome all
"new" seniors to come out
and see what the Senior
Center is all about. We are
located at 16859 NE
Cayson-Street (behind the
old courthouse).



day one of your great-
grandchildren may pick
this book up and look at it.
If your family is not listed,
that child may wonder why.
For movie information



please call one of the fol-
lowing: Mary Lou Holley
at 850-674-8860 or Mary
Lou Taylor at 850-674-
8276 or Lana Weeks at

Altha .

Recreational Park


JUNE 27th, 2009 .






Directions highway 71 to
bodiford road 1 mile
outside Altha city limits.


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The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 6

B'town AA All Stars win district

The Blountstown AA All-Stars include (front row, from left) Trayce King, Rhett Bodiford,
Cane Miller, Javon Pride, Abrey Johnson, Jamarius Engram, (middle row) Jacen White,
Jaelyn Dawson, Blase O'Bryan, Anna Alday, Jaxon Ridley, Trent Peacock, (back row) B o u n d r sta te, to u rn eU .7, I
Coaches Jason White, Chris O'Bryan, Frank King, and Will Miller. ,

Blountstown AA Dixie
* TOP RIGHT: Anna Alday Youth All Star team
brought home the District 5
gets a hit in the cham- Championship Thursday
pionship game against after sweeping the tourna-
Grand Ridge Thursday meant with a 5-0 record.
Blountstown, dominated
night in Bristol. at the plate with a team
batting average of .800
with 18 homeruns and 102
runs scored for the tourna-
The team will travel to
Bushnell, FL, to play in the
LEFT: Jamarius Engram State tournament July 4th-
keeps his eye on the 9th, CONGRATULA-
ball during the game TIONS to the players and
ubol during the game coaches for an outstanding
against Grand Ridge for job!,'
the district title. Games played in the dis-
trict tournament included:


Malone 22-0 '
Sneads 18-6


Grand Ridge 20-9
, Wednesday---. defeated
Malone 18-4

Thursday--- defeated
Grand Ridge 24-5 for the
District Championship -

RIGHT: Blountstown AA
All-Star Trayce King,
rounds second base in.
the game against,,
Grand Ridge Thursday
night, then (BELOW)
slides into home plate.

Health departments offer

free school sports physical

The health departments
in Calhoun and Liberty
counties' are offering free
school sports, physical.
Please call for an appoint-
ment.- Physicals are open to
students in 6th through
12th grades in school spon-
sored sports only. Dates are
as follows:
Calhoun County

Health Department
June 25, July 9, and July
23, from 7 to 10 a.m. CST.
Call 674-5645 to schedule
an appointment. r
Liberty, County
Health Department
June 29, July 13, and
July 27, from 8 to 11 a.m.
EST. Call 643-2415 to
schedule an appointment.

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The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 7

Calhoun's Brandon Smith named MVP

West torches East in All-Star game


Even though the ther-
mometer read 105 at the
end of the game, Brandon
Smith made it sizzling hot
on Chipola College's base-
ball field last Saturday
With the game tied 2-2
in the top of the second
inning, he launched a grand
slam bomb over the center
field fence that put his
West team ahead to stay, 6-
'2, and ignited them- on
their 15-10 run in the first
annual Big Bend All-Star
Game, 21-12. That play
allowed Smith, who had 2
singles, 5 RBI, and scored
twice, to secure the Most
Valuable Player award.
After being hit 'by a
pitch to open the game,
Jackson County's Zach
Henderson stole second
base. Bay County's Tony
Keller reached on a one out
walk and Calhoun County's
Ben Faurot scored
Henderson with a ringing
single to right field. The
Horsemen's Josh McIntosh
lifted a sacrifice fly to left
field that plated Keller.
Liberty County's Richie
Smith drove in the first two
runs of the East All-Star
team with a double to cen-
ter field that scored Justin
McCroan and Liberty
County's Travis Anderson.
'That made it a 2-2 ball-
Justin Cherry of Bay
County began setting the
table for Brandon Smith's
slam in the second inning
by drawing a lead off walk..
With one out Jackson
County's Raymond
Bentley delivered a 'single
to right field followed by
Zach Henderson who
reached after being hit by
another pitched ball. Then
Brandon Smith delivered
'his game-winning knock.
.The East. could muster
only a run in, their half of
the frame.-
Chattahoochee's Kyle
Hanks was issued a walk
and Gulf County's Eric
Ramsey plated.Hanks with
a single through the right
side of the infield.
, Reaching after being'hit
by a pitched ball, Bay
County's Mike Mandeville
helped the West ring up 4
more runs in the third.

inning. His teammate,
Justin Cherry, scored him
by driving a double into the
right field fence. Jackson
County's Raymond
Bentley brought Cherry
across the plate with a sin-
gle through the left side of
the infield.- Then Zach
Henderson and Brandon
Smith added back-to-back
singles to load the bases.
Tony Keller picked a RBI
on a walk that scored
Bentley. After Henderson
stole home, it extended the.
West's lead to 10-3.
In the fifth inning the
West added 2 more runs.
Brandon Smith's grass-
burning single made it
through the left side. With
one out Ben Faurot
reached on an infield sin-
gle. Josh McIntosh ripped
a double to the center field
fence that scored Smith
and Faurot.
Travis Anderson's dou-
ble and Richie Smith's 2-
run home run was part of a
7-run fifth inning that
helped the East All-Stars
narrow the gap to 12-10.
But the West got back 4
of those runs in the sixth
inning. Calhoun County's
Tad Scott led off by ham-
mering a double into right
field. Bay County's Alex
Register's 2-bagger to left
field brought Scott home.
A single to center field by
Raymond Bentley and the
third double of the inning to
right field by Bay County's
'Jimmy Hill scored Register.
Back-to-back sacrifice flies
by Jackson County's
Norman Mahoney and
Calhoun County's Chad
Bailey, gave the West a 16-
10 lead.
In the bottom of the
eighth inning the East plat-
ed their final 2 runs.
Chattahoochee's Pat Jones
drew a one-out walk and
Liberty County's Richard
Joiner reached after being
,hit by a pitch. Travis
.Anderson was plunked to
score Jones and "Richie'
Smith 'lifted a sacrifice fly
to center field to allow
Joiner to touch the dish.
The West All-Stars
added 5 more runs in the
ninth inning. Josh
McIntosh and Mike
Mandeville slapped back-
to-back singles to right
field. Ben Faurot ripped a
grass-torcher back up the

Big Bend Baseball League Commissioner Morrell Bailey celebrates with the players after the All-Star win at Chipola

-- .--

Brandon Smith of the Calhoun Horsemen accepts the'
MVP award from Big Bend Baseball League Commissioner
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middle to plate McIntosh.
Mandeville and Faurot
scored ,on Alex Register's
double to left centerfield.
Zach Henderson's, infield
single, that ricocheted off of
the pitcher, Pat Jones,
allowed Register to cross
the plate. Chad Bailey's
bounding single overt ,the
shortstop's head 'brought
Henderson across the dish,
for the final run.
Leading the West team
at the plate was Ben
Faurot who' went 4-for-5,
scored twice and had. 2
RBI. Raymond Bentley
was 3-for-4, scored 3 runs
and picked up a RBI. Zach
Henderson had a 2-for-3
afternoon, scored 4 runs,

Calhoun County Horsemen
returning to the friendly
confines of "The Cotton
Patch" (aka, Altha High
School's field). They'll host

the Jackson Jays with the
first pitch of the 7-inning
double header slated for 1
pm (CT).

Michael Guilford

camp July 18th

There will be a football
camp honoring former BHS
and Florida Gator football
player, Michael Guilford.
Unfortunately Michael's
life was cut short by a

AI-O UIar gamey motorcycle.accident, but his
impact on all who knew him
collected 2 RBI and stole 2 still lives. His former
bases. church, coaches, team-
Travis Anderson and mates, family, and friends
Richie Smith were 'the wanted to create a football
-offensive leaders of the camp to honor him.
East team. Anderson was The Michael Guilford
3-for-3 (including a dou- Football Skills Camp will be
ble), scored twice and had held on Saturday, July
a RBI. Smith was a triple 18th, at the BHS Football
avav firm hitting for the Field (Bowles Field). The
cycle. He was 3-for-4'th camp will be for students
5 RBI and he scored a run, entering the 1st 8th grade.
The winning pitcher for The campers will be divid-
the West was Calhoun ed into specific age groups
County's Jeremy Barber and will rotate through var-
(6-1). In first four innings ious offensive and defensive
of work he allowed 3 position stations. Some of
earned runs off of 5 hits, the BHS football coaches,.
walked 2 batters and Florida Gator football play-
struck out 3 batters. ers, and former BHS foot-
The regular season con- ball players will be the
tinues this Sunday with the coaches for the camp. It is

recommended that the
campers should wear sun-
screen, a t-shirt, shorts,. and
football cleats to the camp.
The camp has various
sponsors that allows the
camp to be of no charge to
the campers. A registration
form and the assumption of
risk waiver must be com-
pleted for each camp par-
ticipant. All of the campers
that turn in their camp
forms by July. 10th will
receive a free camp t-shirt.
Forms may be picked up at
and returned to the BHS
and BMS office, the First
Baptist Church of
Blountstown office, or
McClellan Chiropiactic
Registration and check-
in will be from 8-9 a.m.
The camp will be from 9
a.m. to noon. The camp
will then move to the First
Baptist Church Activities
Building for lunch, awards,
* and guest'speakers.


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Tips and Energy Saver Kits at

Big Tent Event

Florida Public Utilities (FPU) invites customers
to visit the Liberty County High School, located
at 12592 NW Myers Ann Street, Bristol, FL
32321 (between Bi Rite Drugstore and Liberty
Co Emergency Management at Hwy. 12 N. ahd
SR 20), Thursday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. for refreshments and valuable energy
conservation information. Customers who
bring an electric bill will receive a free energy-
.saving kit full of materials to help reduce
home energy consumption. Energy efficiency
handouts will also be available for customers
wanting to learn more about reducing energy

FPU's conservation representatives will be
available to educate customers about the most
effective energy-saving practices, demonstrate
how to use the materials in the energy saver
kits and answer any questions related to both
conservation and increased electric costs.

"I hope customers take advantage of the
conservation tips and information that will be
available at our Big Tent Event," stated Buddy
Shelley, general manager of FPU's Northwest
Division. "FPU will have a wealth of resources
available for customers interested in lowering
electric bills. I hope everyone tries at least one
energy-saving tip in their home."

"Attending the Big Tent Event is the first step
toward reducing electric bills," said Mason
Brock, energy conservation representative
for FPU's Northwest Division. "We all can
make modifications in our everyday lives that
will yield energy savings. The conservation
experts at the Big Tent Event will individually
assist' each customer with the best techniques
to reduce energy consumption."

To help customers begin saving energy and
money, FPU compiled a list of 10 easy and'low
cost energy-saving tips. For more conservation
ideas and energy-saving projects, make sure to
visit the Big Tent Event.

1. Keep the thermostat as high as comfortably
possible during the summer months. A good
rule of thumb is to set your thermostat for 78
degrees. Each degree below 78, can cost 5-6
percent more for cooling energy.

2. Fans cost less to use than the air conditioner
-rely gn them as much as possible, but be sure
to turn them off when you're not in the room.

3. Keep windows shaded from direct sunlight,
whenever possible. Blinds and curtains will
block the sun and keep your house cooler.
Adding awnings on windows or exterior shades
on porches are effective ways to reduce heat
gain in the summer.

4. Set your water heater to 120 degrees or the
"Low" setting to save energy. If your dishwasher
does not have a booster heat element, you may
need to increase the temperature to 140 degrees
for good performance.

5. Only run the washing machine and dish-
washer when you have a full load.

6. Wash clothes in cold water most of the.time.
Clean the lint trap before every dryer load to
save energy and reduce run times.

7. Replace light bulbs with ENERGY STAR
compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)t which use
two-thirds less energy.

8. Fill in holes around doors and windows to
keep the cool air in and the hot air out.

9. Use the sleep mode on the computer and
other electronics when not in use.

10. Use a microwave whenever possible; it
takes less time and uses less energy.

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The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 8

Blountstown FFA top in state!

Recently the Blountstown FFA Chapter took some
of its members to the 81st State Convention. We are
pleased to announce that all of our teams placed at

the top of the state ai
Indianapolis, Indiana, to

nd will be traveling to
compete at the National

The Agricultural Issues CDE Team placed first with their topic on water shortages in the
'Southeast United States. Their contest was a 15 minute presentation on the materials they
have researched dealing with water shortages. Team members include (from left to right)
Morgan Davis, Alixx Smith, Alison Slongo, Kate McFarland, and Advisor, Ron Mears.

Michael Leonard was the
State Wildlife Management
Proficiency award winner. 1n
order to achieve this, he had
tofill out an application that
describes his SAE program
and what all he has done
with it. Michael is pictured

The Agribusiness Management team placed first in the state. Each team member was
given a 3 hour multiple choice and written test on business skills relating to the agriculture
industry. Team members include (from left to right) Ashley Adams, Karis Smith, Jessica
,Collier, and Caitlyn Stewart. Ashley Adams and Caitlyn Stewart tied for top individual score
:in the state.

The Forestry Team also placed first in the state. Participants had to identify different plants
land their Igtin name, plant diseases, and equipment used in the forestry industry. Team
'members include (from left to right) Stewart Herndon, David Leonard, Daniel Leonard, and
Advisor, Ron Mears. (Not pictured, Laura Stoltzfus.)
I A b I. ....._ _1

Our Creed speaker placed
4th in the State. In this com-
petition, the speaker must
present the FFA Creed and
then is asked three questions
that are related to it. Piclured
aIo2v.e is our speaker, Treri.l

This year, Trevor Williams ran and was elected to the State Officer Team. In order to
,achieve this, candidates had an interview with a panel 6f judges, took a written eiam, made
'a speech at the convention, and a popular vote was taken. Trevor is pictured here with his

At the convention three of our members received the State FFA Degree. These are given to
4th year members and are based on the accomplishments that they made throughout high
'school. This year, (pictured from left to right) Max Herndon, Trevor Williams, and Daniel
Leonard received this award. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

Congratulations to Blountstown High.

School's State Championship

FFA teams and Advisor Ron Mears!

The Southern Pine

Beetle Prevention

Cost-Share Program

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2009 Sign-Up Period:
July 1st August 12th

Apply for incentive payments or
cost-share assistance with:

Thinning Prescribed burning

Mechanical underbrush removal
Planting longleaf pine

For guidelines and application materials, contact your
local Florida Divison of Forestry office or visit:

A message from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Comsumer
Services Division of Forestry, Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner.
Funding supplied bythe USDA Forest Service, an equal opportunity provider.

The Calhoun County, Board of County Commissioners
is currently in the process of updating its Local
Mitigation Strategy (LMS).
A Steering Committee Meeting to review projects,
confer over changes, and discuss initiatives on the
LMS will be held at 9:00 A.M. (CDT) on Thursday,
June 25, 2009. The meeting willbe open to the public
and will be held in the Calhoun County Emergency
Operations Center (EOC), located in the basement of
the Calhoun CountyCourthouse, 23859 Central
Avenue East, Room G-35, Blountstown, Floric'i, To
obtain additional information concerning the LMS or
the Steering Committee, contact Don A. "Sonny"
O'Bryan, Emergency Management Directof/Grants
Coordinator at (850) 674-8075 or TDY 674-5666.,
The Steering Committee Meeting is being conducted
in a location which is accessible to the disabled. Any
person who wishes to attend the 'Steering Committee
Meeting and requires special accommodations should
contact Mr. O'Bryan
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The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 9

The story of William and

Catherine Blount Herndoj


William and Catherine
Blount Herndon came to
Calhoun County in 1903
from Montgomery
County, Ga. which their
part was cut off into
Treutlen Co., Ga.
The cotton crops had
failed in Georgia, so
William came to Calhoun
County to see if this is
where'he wanted to bnng
his family. Turpentining
was big business then and
employed a lot of folks.
He applied for a land
grant and/or homestead-
He went back to
Georgia and packed up
his family and moved
them to Calhoun County.
They came on a horse
pulled wagon, tied the
.cows on the back and
brought their seed for a
garden with them and.all
their children. Thiey ford-,
ed rivers, stopped for the'
cows to feed and the
mules/horses to eat and
drink. It took days to get
to Florida.
'My husband's grandfa-
ther, Wesley Herndon.
was 10 years old, born

1893, in Georgia, came
along with his brothers
and sisters. John
Herndon, Wm. Henry
Herndon, Merida
Herndon, Ella H. Davis,
Annie H. Newsome,
Missouri H. Dutton, and
Belle H. Flanders. The
little girls shown in the
photo accompanying this
story are their grandchil-
dren. They first moved to
Mack Springs, West of
the Chipola River.
William eventually
bought 80 acres of land
and raised his children on
the farm. When he died
he. divided it up amongst
the sons. Most of the land
is' still owned by the
Herndon Families.
Wesley,'Merida, and John
are buried in the Herndon
Cemetery, along with
William and Catherine
and their descendants. .
The Herndons were'
good people and started
the Christian Advent
Church in Carr.
I have been in the
Herndon family 51 years
on August 15th, married'
in 1958 at Poplar Head
The three Herndon
boys in the paper all along

belong to the
Herndon family. Ma
their father. V
Herndon is their. grand
their and John is
"William" is their g
great grandfather
: The most intere
story is that of Willi
brothers and sis
Henry Herndon.
1821, married Sama
Miller and is burie
'Treutlen County on
Moses Algerine Bra
farm near Soperton, i

William's s:
Florence Herndon,
ried Algerine Braddy
there was another
family. Henry
Samantha were
William Herndon's
ents in Georgia, a
with about eight o
brothers and sisters.
Lots and lots of
spring just from this I
ly. I'm almost certain
Flanders. the Calh(
-the Bennetts, Fair I
family, Cauley fa
John Newsomes in
area came from ar
the Montgom
Treutlen County,

Monday is

deadline to

register your

flood damage

with FEMA

Time to register for dis-
aster assistance is running
out for north Floridians who
suffered property damage or
other losses as a result of the
storms and flooding of late
March through early May.
June 29 is the deadline to
apply for federal-state disas-
ter assistance.
Federal Emergency
Management Agency
(FEMA) disaster assistance
n was approved for eligible
homeowners, renters' and
John businesses in the following
rk is counties: Calhoun, Dixie,
Virgil Gilchrist, Hamilton,
ndfa- Holmes, Jackson,
their Lafayette, Leon, Levy,
and Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa,
reat- Santa Rosa, Suwannee,
Wakulla, Walton,, and
sting Washington.
lam's Recovery officials from
,ters. FEMA and the State
born Emergency Response Team
intha urge everyone, including
d in those still waiting. for insur-
the ance 'settlements or other
addy documentation, to register
Ga. for disaster assistance /as
soon as possible.
sister, Registration. is easy.
mar- Apply online at www.disas-
' and or by call-
huge ing toll-free 800-621-
and L FEMA (3362) or (TTY)
our 800-462-7585.
par- June 29 is also the dead-
along line for homeowners,
other renters and businesses of
any size to return applica-
f off- tions to the U.S. Small
fanai- Business Administration
n the (SBA) for loans to cover dis-
ouns, aster-related damages to
Davis real and personal property.
mily, Officials urge everyone
this who has received an SBA
ound application after registering
nery. with FEMA to complete
Ga. the form and return it even
if they are not seeking a
loan. The SBA application
must be filed by June 29 to
be considered for some
types of FEMA aid.

Louis "Connor"-J. Rogers
Cameron Rogers and Nikki
Bernhard of Blountstown are
pleased to announce the birth of
their son, Louis 'Connor'-J.
He was born May 5, 2009,
'at 5:11 p.m. at Jackson
Hospital in Marianna, weighing
3 pounds, four ounces and
measuring 16-1/2 inches in
Maternal grandparents are
Ann French, Stanley and Natalie

Griffis, all of Blountstown.
Paternal grandparents are
Melissa and John Riley of
Blountstown and the late Louis
Rogers of Bristol. Paternal
great-grandmothers are Anita
Moore of Blountstown and Opal
Rogers of Bristol.

Sutton Creek families learn

variety of lessons in safety

Ben Hall of the
Blouritstown Fire
Department conducted a
safety program Monday'for

Arrow of Truth

by Rev. R.W. Waterman

Acts 20:24
Rhonda Hurst wrote, "I vividly remember my first testimo-
ny. I was 12 years old and for weeks had been feeling con-
victed. Finally, one Sunday night when the pastor asked for
testimonies, I knew I just had to stand up.
Summoning up all the courage lhhad, I shot to my feet and
in one breath, blurted out, "I love the Lord with all my heart!"
With that I plopped back down into the pew so hard it would
have tipped over backward if it hadn't been bolted to the floor.
That happened a long, long, time ago and she has since
become comfortable testifying in church. But witnessing
about our faith out in the world to sinners may cause appre-
hension and sometimes fear no matter how long we do it.
Paul has set the example for us. Even though he knew of the
hardships ahead, he boldly went forward. He was confident
that the Holy Spirit would go with him and grant courage to
complete "the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace."
Yes, we will experience fear and maybe face persecution,
but instead of dreading it, we should expect it and go for-
ward, knowing that the Holy Spirit goest before us. As
Proverbs 28:1 says, "The wicked flee when' no men pur-
sueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion."

the parents and children at
Sutton Creek Apartments
on Mayo Street in
SRO Tanner talked
about the dangers of talking
to strangers and told the
kids an easy way to remem-
ber who a stranger is: "A
,stranger is anyone YOU
don't know!"
SRO Tanner also talked,
about gun safety and
reminded the kids A simple
saying to remember when
they encounter a firearm in
the home, "Don't touch,
leave the room and go tell a
Fire Chief Ben Hall
talked with the families in
attendance about fireworks
safety and reminded them
that fireworks should only
be used when a responsible
adult is around. Adults
were reminded that any
firework that launches off
the ground or explodes (like
firecrackers or bottle rock-
ets) are illegal in Florida.
Chief Hall also talked
with the families about
staying hydrated and drink-
ing plenty of water while
outside playing in the heat.
Kids and adults were treat-
ed to some refreshments
after the program.

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Start: August 3, 2009 Night Class
Application Deadline: July 24, 2009
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The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 10


Jimmy L. Douglas, 37,
of Altha, FL, passed away
Sunday, June 21, 2009, in
Jimmy was born on
December 17, 1971, in
Sidney, Ohio, and had lived
in Altha for the past two
years, coming from Ohio.
He was a carpenter and a
member of the Baptist
Survivors include his
wife, Tammy Douglas, of
Florida; his mother, Naomi
Douglas, of Blountstown,
FL; three sons, Jonathan,
Ryan, and Austin Lee, all
of Summerset, KY; four
brothers, Donald, Michael,,
and Kevin Douglas, and
Tim Bowman, all of
Sidney, Ohio;,and three sis-
ters, Malinda Banhook of
Sidney, Ohio, Tammy
Bowman and Carol Finuff,
both of Altha, FL.
A memorial service will
be held Friday, June 26, at
2 p.m. at Peavy Funeral
Home 'Chapel with Rev.
Olen Centerfitt officiating.
Memorialization will be by
cremation. The family will
receive friends Friday, June
26, from noon until service
time at 2 p.m. CT at Peavy
Funeral Home. The family
requests in lieu of flowers
donations may be made to
Peavy Funeral Home for
All arrangements.' are
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in

Billy Dewayne: Helson,
S42, of Panama City Beach,
Florida, passed away
Wednesday, .June 17, 2009
in Panama City Beach..
. Mr. Helson was a busi-
ness machine repairman
and was a veteran of the
U.S. Navy.
He. was preceded in
death by a sister, Regina
He was survived by his
mother,. Clara Cain, and
her husband, Marlin, of
K'lnard. Florida: a son,,
A4thon'v Michael ;-H;lson,'
olf We'wahitehka, Florida;
two daughters, Amanda
Nicole Helson and
Elizabeth Helson, of
Wewahitchka; a brother,_
Curtis Cain, of Port St. Joe,
Florida; and a sister, Teresa-
Chase, also: of
Graveside services were
held at'3:00 p.m., Sunday,
June 21, in Cypress Creek.
Cemetery in Kinard with
full military honors.
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or online at

Glenna Mae Kelley, 79,
of Bristol, Florida, passed
away Wednesday, June 17,
2009, in Bristol.
She was born in
Williamsburg,. Kentucky,
and lived in Bristol since
2007. She was a retired
counselor for the state of
Maryland and a member of
Bristol First Baptist
She is survived by a son,
James Kelley, and his wife,
Carol, of Panama City,

Florida; a daughter, Donna
Suess, and her husband,
Earnest, of Bristol; a broth-
er, Otis Clark, of Texas; a
sister, Amanda Doss, of
Ohio; six grandchildren,
David, Jennifer, Jimmy,
Susan, Angie, and Chris;
and nine great-grandchil-
A memorial service will
be held at 2:00 p.m. ET
today, Wednesday, June
24, at Adams Funeral
Home Chapel in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 643-5410 or
online at -

Mr. Arthur Daniel
(Dan) Mallory, 60, of
Clarksville,. Fla., .passed
away Saturday night, June
20, 2009, in Tallahassee,
Dan was born on July
18, 1948, in Vernon, Fla.,
and had lived in Clarksville
for the past 15 years, com-
ing from Land of Lakes,
Fla. Dan was a veteran of
the Vietnam. Conflict, serv-
ing in the United States
Army for three years. He
was maintenance and safe-
ty director at Calhoun
Liberty Hospital in
Blouhtst6wn for .11 years.
He also was owner and
operator of the Bargain
Mall in Blountstown. Dan
was a member of the VFW
and Masonic Order.
Survivors include his
wife of 42 years, "Cherri
Mallory, of Clarksville;
stepmother, Reba Mallory,
of Westville, Fla.; one son,
'John Mallory, and wife,
Theresa, of Clarksville; two
daughters, Denise White of
Santa Rosa Beach and
Sherri Scott of Dothan; one
brother, John Mallory, and
wife, Christine, of
Clarksville; stepbrother, Jr.
Still, and wife, Pam, of Port
St. Lucie;- three sisters,
Sally Phillips. and husband,*
Greg, of Mossy Pond,
l Dorothy M. Howard of
Clarksville, Marcella
(Marcy) Owens and hus-
band, Brad, of
Blountstown; seven grand-
children, Mathew,: John
Daniel Howard, Cynthia
Morris, Justin Daniel Carr,
Kayla Darlene Roberts,
John ..Mallory, Travis
Morris and Austin Mallory.
SA memorial service will
be held today, Wednesday,
June 24, at '2:00 p.rfi. (CT)
at Peavy .Funeral Home
Chapel with Jeff Vickery
o f f i i a t i n g .
Memorialization will be by
cremation. The family will
receive friends Wednesday,
June 24, from 1:00 p.m.
until service time at 2:00
All arrangements' are
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy. at Peavy
Funeral Home. in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-

Mrs. Mabel Flanders
Chasoni Micucci, 95, of
Blountstown, Fla., passed
away Monday, June 15,
2009, in Blountstown, after
a long and spirited battle
with oral cancer.
Mabel was born on
April 2, 1914, in the
Flanders Community
which is in the northwest
part of Calhoun County.
Her parents were Floyd
Lester Flanders and Cassie
Ada Hall Flanders. She
was the sixth of 11 children
born to her parents.
Survivors include one
son, Johnnie H. Chason, of
Pensacola; two daughters,
Bonnie M. Chason Sansom
of Mulberry and Patsy R.

True Holiness Church

to host choir reunion

True Holiness Church
off River Street will be
hosting choir reunion on
Sunday, June 28th, at 3:00
p.m. Elder E.L. Brigham

and congregation invites
everyone to come and
enjoy and uplift the name
of Jesus with song and



or Fax to 674-5008

- Deadline Monday at NoO r

Chason Ray Greenwell of
Blountstown. Johnnie and
wife, Pat, continue to live in
Pensacola, as do their old-
est daughter, Stephanie
Chason Bosso, and her
spouse, Robert C. Bosso,
and their two daughters,
Emily C. Bosso and
Monica C. Bosso. Valerie
Chason Comparetta and
her husband, Damon E.
Cdmparetta, continue to
live in North Augusta, S.C.
Bonnie and all her chil-
dren, except Dell M.
Sansom-Bowden, live in
the Lakeland area. Dell is
a resident of Cottondale,
Fl. Bonnie's other children
are Dianne Sansom
Chancey of Lakeland, Jo
Linda Sansom Crane and
her husband, Frank, of
Mulberry, Pick Sansomn,
Jr., of Mulberry, Wanda J.
Sansom Kindred and her
husband, Charles, of
Lakeland, and Ricky C.
Sansom and his wife,
Avalia, of Mulberry. Patsy
R. Greenwell is a resident
of Blountstown and has one
son, Clifford F Greenwell,
and two daughters,
Charmaine R. Hunter and
Margaret Greenwell. Pat's
other children are Annette
Stutts and Sharon Oliff, of
Lakeland, Roy Ray and his
wife, Debbie, of Highland
City, Fla., and a son, John
J. Greenwell, of Ft. Meade,
Fla. Mabel leaves behind
14 grandchildren and' 11
Funeral services were
held Saturday, June 20, at
2:00 p.m. (CT) at
Blduntstown Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah's Witnesses
with Minister Daniel A.H,
Cole officiating. Interment
followed in the New Shiloh
Cemetery near Altha, Fla.
Pallbearers were men from
Mabel's place of worship,
the Blountstown Kingdom
Hall. A very special thanks
to the kind, gentle and lov-'
ing nurses from the
Marianna Hospice.
All arrangements were
under the direction of
Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral' .Home in
Blountstown (ph. .850-674-

Mrs. Thadene L.
'Nance, 8.9, of Bristol,
Florida, -passed away
Friday, June 19, 2009, in
Mrs. Nance was born in
Hyden, Kentucky in 1919,
moved to Clyde,; Texas. in
1951 and to Bristol in
001. ,She was a member

of the United Methodist
Church in Trent, Texas.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, Roy
and Mallie Lewis; a daugh-
ter, Ann Meyer; and a
brother, George Lewis.
She is survived by four
sons, Jerry Nance and his
wife, Mary, of'Trent, Texas,
Paul Nance and his wife,
Mary, of Weatherford,
Texas, Jim Nance- and his
wife, the late Nell Nance,
of Graham, Texas, Richard
Nance and his wife, Cindy,
of Austin, Texas; one
daughter, Peggy
Shoemake, and her hus-
band, Shelby, of Bristol,
Florida; a brother, Ralph
Lewis, of Hyden,
Kentucky; 14 grandchil-
dren and 23 great-grand-
children, and nine great-
great grandchildren.
Funeral services were
held at 6:00 p.m. ET,
Saturday, June 20, in
Adams Funeral Home
Chapel in Bristol, with
Darrel Hayes officiating.
Interment will follow in
Clyde Cemetery in Clyde,
Texas, at a later date.
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 643-
5410 or online at

Mr. James Oren Shuler,
20, of Bristol, Fla., passed
away Thursday, June 18,
2009,. in Tallahassee, Fla.
Oren was born on
March 16, .1989, in
Tallahassee and had lived
in Leon and Liberty
Counties for most of his life.
He was a student and also

to member
We are
never ,
.... prepared for
the passing
J ofa,loved
one, even
77Tim Adams when the .
Funer~ir tor passing
comes after
a long and
serious illness. And when
the loss is sudden and
unexpected, the shock can
be overwhelming. No'matter
the circumstances of loss,
there is always sadness,
heartache, and emptiness.
You have a right to grieve
and to heal. Healing doesn't
mean forgetting your loss.
SYou neyer will. Rather,
healing helps you to accept
it as part of your life and .
move on. If you're one of
the family members we
have served, we would like
you to know you are still in
our thoughts,
,No matter how short, no
matter hoW long, a life lived,
is never lost to those who


674-5449 -643-5410 O

i 15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
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 11:00AM
482-4825 Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
CHURCH PHONE Kidz SundaySchool
674-8884 and Church 10AM- 2Noon

Blountstown First

SAssembly of God Church
Sunday Services Pastor, Shelton Kindig
Sunday School...9:45 AM Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM. Blountstown, FL
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM 850-674-4331

+ 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

enjoyed working with bees.
Oren was preceded in
death by his grandfather,
Mark Jeppson, and an
aunt, Celeste Shuler
Survivors include his
mother dnd stepfather,
Rebecca Bladen and Scott,
of Bristol; father and step-
mother, Jim Shuler and
Celeste, of Bristol; one sis-
ter, Burgon Shuler, of
Bristol; three brothers,
Jimmy, Jackson and
Hunter Shuler, all of
Bristol; stepbrother, Jase
Davidson, of Bristol; pater-
nal grandparents, Jean and
Pot Shuler, of Bristol;

maternal grandmother,
Orma Jean Jeppson, of
Blountstown; several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were
held Sunday, June 21, at
4:00 p.m. (ET) at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints in
Bristol with Raymond
Layne, Jr. 'officiating.
Interment followed in the
Pine Memorial Cemetery
in Blountstown.
All arrangements were
under the direction of
Marion Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in
Blountstown (ph. 850-674-

Paul F Joyner, Ph.D., President
20869 S.E. Sherry Ave., Blountstown, Florida 32424
Phone: 850/674-2633
Establishctin 1980
Authorized to grant all Theological degrees
Courses for ministers, lay workers, Sunday School Teachers
and others.
Now Enrolling for Summer session to begin in August.
For Information Please Call I
Resident & Extra Mural Studies

Parthenon of Blountstown

Team Player of the Month


Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown named Debby Kern as May Team Player of
' the Month. Since November 2006, Debby has been Working as Risk Manager/Assistant
Director of Nursing. Her responsibilities include: to maintain and improve on the safety of
our residents, visitors and staff and provide assistance to Director of Nursing. When
asked how her work experience has been, Debby said, "All in all it has been a great

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LAB on
Service on
Repairs and
Relines Dr Monica Bontrager, DMD and Dr ILaban Bontrager DMD

Laban Bontrager, DMD

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

Christn Home Free ill Baptt Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424
Sunday Services Ron Burger, Pastor
Sunday School...9:45 AM 850-674-5194
Morning Worship...11:00 AM 850-674-5194
Morning Worship...:00 M
Evening Worship...6:00 PM email:
Wednesday Service..6:00 PM Come Be Oar Guestl

St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church .
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
850-674-8716 i
"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

S untstown 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:

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For Information on Placing Your Church in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041

The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 11

Federal stimulus money providing

grants for Florida aquaculturists

Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has announced
that Florida aquaculturists
can apply for federal stimu-
lus money to offset high
feed prices experienced
during 2008.
Florida was allocated
$341,806 by the U.S.-
Department of Agriculture
as the state's portion of $50
million feed stimulus fund-

ing under the American
Recovery and
Reinvestment Act. All of
the funds will be distributed
to qualified applicants on a
pro-rata basis; none of the
funds will be used for pro-
gram administration.
Florida aquaculture ranks
seventh among all states
with aquaculture sales of
$61.3 million in 2005.
Principal farming segments
include tropical ornamental

fish, shellfish, food fish (cat-
fish, tilapia, and hybrid
striped bass), reptiles (alli-
gators and turtles), baitfish
and game fish.
Aquaculturists who
apply must return complet-
ed applications to the
Aquaculture Grant
Program, 1203 Governor's
Square Boulevard, Suite
501, Tallahassee, Florida
32301-2961, by 5 p.m. on
July 24, 2009.


Steve Petty wins big

at Saltwater Classic

The 21st Annual Big Bend
Saltwater Classic was held
over 'the weekend in
Carrabelle with a total of
865 anglers participating.
Local angler Steve Petty
(left) won not only first place
in the Wahoo, division, but
also had the biggest fish
overall for the entire tourna-
ment 66.35 Ib Wahoo.
Darryl Carpenter's "Cari
Lynd" team (above) also had
a first place in the Masters
Grouper division with a
47.10 lb fish and 3rd in the
Amber Jack division with a
43.9 lb fish. Mike Mayo had
the 5th place flounder at 4
lbs even.
Steve.' Petty's Team
Glasstream Boat also
brought in the 5th place
Wahoo at 39.45 lbs caught
by A.L. Kirkland, owner, of
Panama City.

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scene suggested that, after
the stabbing, the man had
walked from the kitchen to
the living room, leaving a
trail of bloody footprints.
He then returned to the
kitchen and laid down
beside the female.
Sheriff Tatum says the
weapon, used in the attack
was a small kitchen knife.
The home was found
locked from the inside, sug-
gesting that no one had left
the interior of the home
after the altercation.
The couple is believed to
have been dead for an esti-
mated five days. On
Tuesday, the Medical
Examiner's Office was still
trying to confirm their iden-
"We know who lived in
the house and those two
people who lived in that

house are unaccounted for
and we've got two' bodies
there," Sheriff Tatum
remarks. "We don't have
two people missing from
anywhere else so it stands
to reason it is the people
who lived there."
To verify the identity of
the couple, the Medical
Examiner's Office has
asked the Sheriff's Office to
research any prior criminal,
history on the pair believed

to be the victims to see if
they, have fingerprints on

Should a criminal record
be found, "We will roll the
prints of the deceased and
compare to known prints,"
.Sheriff Tatum explains,
adding that he hopes the
process will be expedited so
family members can plan
funerals for their loved

Described as a student
who loved to hunt and work
with bees, Oren was laid to
rest on Father's Day at
Pine Memorial Cemetery
in Blountstown following a
service at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints in Bristol. He leaves

behind his parents,
Rebecca Bladen and Jim
Shuler, along with a sister,
three brothers, one step-
brother, and a host of fami-
ly and friends.

His complete obituary
appears on page .10.

Legal Notice
The City of Blountstown is requesting
proposals for group life insurance for
employees. A description of current bene-
fits, rates, and census Information for quo-
tation purposes may be picked up at City
Hall. Assume an effective date of October
Sealed proposals, subject to the mini-
mum general conditions herein, will be
received by the City of Blountstown,
Florida. Eight (8) copies of sealed propos-
als marked "GROUP LIFE," must be
received by 4:00, P.M. C.S.T., on Tuesday,
July 14, 2009 at'City Hall, Attention: City
Manager, 20591 Central Ave. W.,
Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Proposals will then be opened July 14,
2009 and read aloud by the City Council
during the Regular Session of the City
Council on July 14, 2009 at 17262 NW
Angle Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Bid opening will begin at 6:30 P.M., C.S.T.
The City Council reserves the right to
accept the bid deemed in the best interest
of the City and to reject any or all bids
BY: R.W. Deason, Mayor
FROM: James A. Woods, City Manager

Legal Notice
FlorIda Department of Transportation
Bids will be received by the Tallahassee
Office until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July
29, 2009, for Proposal ID T3322A. A
Certification of Qualification is not required
for this Safety project on SR 69 in Calhoun
County. Budget Estimate $220,435.00.
Complete letting advertisement Informa-
tion for this project is available on our web-
site at
admin/LettingProject_lnfo.shtm or by call-
ing (850) 414-4000.
June 17, 24, 2009

Legal Notice

Florida Department of Transportation
Bids will be received by the Tallahassee
Office until 10:30 A.M..on Wednesday, July
29, 2009, for Proposal ID T3322B. A
Certification of Qualification is not required
for this Safety project on SR 69 in Calhoun
County. Budget Estimate $220,435.00.

Complete letting adve
I tion for this project is av
site at http://www
ing (850) 414-4000.

Legal N
Sealed bids will be
Calhoun County Schoi
P.M., CT, Tuesday, July
purchase of the following

Lunch Office, 16651 SE River Street,
Blountstown, Florida. Each bidder submit-
ting a bid must use bid forms, otherwise
bids'will not be considered.
Any bid submitted after the specified hour
and date will not be opened or considered.
The Board accepts no responsibility for
mailed proposals that arrive at the School
Lunch Office after the above stated time,
even though the envelope may reflect a
postmark prior to the above date.
The Board reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bids. The decision of the
Board will be final. No bid may be with-
drawn by any bidder for a period of thirty
(30) days after bids are opened.
Timothy G. Smith, Chairman
Calhoun County School Board
Tommy McClellan, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools

Legal Notice
The City of Blountstown is requesting
proposals for group health insurance for
employees and eligible dependents.
Please include in health proposal the
plan's accessibility in Calhoun County. A
description of current benefits, rates and
census Information for quotation purposes
may be picked up at City Hall. Assume an
effective date of October 1, 2009. -
Sealed proposals, subject to the mini-
mum general conditions herein, will be
received by the City of Blountstown,
Florida. Eight (8) copies of sealed propos-
als marked "GROUP HEALTH," must be
received by 4:00 P.M., C.S.T., on Tuesday,
July 14, 2009 at City Hall, Attention: City
Manager, 20591 -Central Ave;. W.,-
Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Proposals'will then be opened July 14,
2009 and read aloud by the City Council
during the Regular Session of the City
Council on July 14, 2009 at 17262 NW
Angle Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
Bid opening will begin at 6:30 P.M., C.S.T.
The City Council reserves the right to
accept the bid deemed in the best interest
of the City and to reject any or all bids.
BY: R.W. Deason, Mayor
FROM: James A. Woods, City Manager

Legal Notice

-rtisement Informa- The Calhoun Board of County
'ailable on our web- Commissioners will accept sealed bids on behalf of its State Housing Initiatives
Info.shtm or by call- Partnership "SHIP" Program forthe rehab
of houses until 12:00 p.m. local time, on
June 17, 24,2009 Tuesday, July 21, 2009. Bids may be deliv-
ered to the Clerk's Office in the Calhoun
County Courthouse, Blountstown,
LotICe Florida 32424. Bids must arrive before
deadline. Bids will be opened on'July 21,
I TO BID 2009 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon afterwards as
possible. Bids must be sealed in a enve-
received by the lope marked "sealed bid for "ship rehab"
ol Board until 5:00 and the name of the firm, and
y 14, 2009, for the the date and time of the bid opening. Bid
ng: sheets and specifications may be obtained
by contacting Dan Clemons, 20859 East
use In the school Central Avenue, .Room 117, Blountstown,
period of August Florida, telephone (850) 674-2571.
30, 2010.

Any additional information or bid forms
required may be obtained at the School

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be
held on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at 9:00
a.m. local time in room 117 in the Calhoun

County Building Department located on
the 1st floor of the Calhoun County
Courthouse. It Is the responsibility of the
contractor to purchase all permits deemed
necessary. Bidders must provide proof of
general liability and workman's compensa-
tion insurance in the bid package. The
insurance must be in force at the time of
the bid opening. As an alternative to pro-
viding workman's compensation insur-
ance, the prospective bidder shall provide
proof of worker's compensation exemp-
tion. Any person claiming to be exempt
shall be subject to an on-the-job inspection
for proof of exemption and license of all
workers on job site.
Minority contractors are encouraged to
participate. Calhoun County is an equal
opportunity jurisdiction. The Calhoun
County Board of County Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any informality. The signing
of the contract Is contingent upon the
approval of and/or release of funds by the
Florida housing finance agency.

Legal Notice

CASE NO. 09-114-CA
Defendants. .
TO: Gary L. Goolsby
Patricia A. Goolsby
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following real
property in Calhoun County, Florida:
Commence at the Southwest Corner of
the Southweet 1/4 of the Northweet 1/4
of the Southeast 1/4 of Section Practice
promotion, Township 2 North, 11 West
for the Point of Beginning; thbetceWept
400 feet; thence north 350 feet, more or'
les, to the Southern boundary of the
gas tranmissilon line easement;
thence Southeastery along ald ease-
ment to the East boundary of the
Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of
the Southeast '1/4 of eald section;
thence South to the point of beginning.
Less and except that deeded to Charles
Justus In Official Records Book 317,
Page 654, Public Records of Calhoun
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to 'it on James E.
Sorenson, D. Tyler Van Leuven, and Chad
D.* Heckman, the Plaintiff's attorneys,
whose address is Post Office Box 4128,
Tallahassee, Florida, within 30 days after
the first date of publication and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated this 12th day of June, 2009.
Ruth Attaway, Clerk
As Clerk of the Court

Bread Products for i
Shuler continuedcafetela for the bid
c1, 2009 through June

Calhoun County

Notice of Weatherization Funds

The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners has received funds for the
Florida Weatherization Assistance Program. This program provides grant
funds to low-income families of Florida in order to reduce the monthly
energy burden by improving the energy efficiency of the home.

Eligible applicants: For the Weatherization Assistance Program, the total
household income may not be more than 200 percent of the national,
poverty level (See below). Preference is given to owner-occupied homes,
elderly (60 years plus) or physically disabled residents, families with
children under 12, and households with a high energy burden.

2009-2010 Household Income Guidelines

Number of people Maximum annual
in household household income

1 $21,660

2 $29,140

3 $36,620

4 $44,100
5 $51,580

6 $59,060

7 $66,540

8 $74,020

All interested parties may apply at the Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859
Central Avenue East, Room 117, Blountstown, Florida 32424.
For more information, contact Calhoun County Housing Services
at 674-4551.


Calhoun County

Notice of State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Florida Homebuyer Opportunity Program

This program is toensure that residents of the State derive the maximum possible
economic benefit from the federal first-time homebuyer tax credit created through
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 by providing subordinate
down payment assistance loans to first time homebuyers for owner-occupied primary
residences which can be repaid by the income tax refund the homebuyer is entitled
to under the First Time Homebuyer Credit.

Recipient selection criteria:

1) Must be a first-time home buyer. The law defines "first-time home
buyer" as a buyer who has not owned a principal residence during the
three-year period prior-to the purchase. For married taxpayers, the law
tests the homeownership history of both the home buyer and his/her

2) Home must be purchased in 2009 before December 1, 2009. (This
deadline may be extended.)

3) Maximum Incomie Limits: The maximum income limit shall be
adjusted gross income of $75,000 for single taxpayer households or
$150,000 for joint filing taxpayer households which is equal to that
permitted by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

4) Principal balance of the loans provided shall not exceed 10%
of the purchase price or $8,000 whichever is less.

5) Home must be in Calhoun County.

6) Recipient must repay the County within 10 days of receipt of
his/her income tax refund. Home buyers who fail to fully repay the loan
within 10 days of receipt of his/her income tax refund shall be subject
to repayment terms provided in the Calhoun County's local .housing
assistance plan.

All interested paries may apply at the Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Room 117,
Blountstown, Florida 32424. For more information, contact
Calhoun County Housing Services at 674-4551.


The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 12

Local students among

those honored by DAR

Chipola Chapter,
National Society Daughters
of the American Revolution
recently presented DAR
Good Citizenship and
ROTC metals and certifi-
cates at 16 school awards
The National Society
Daughters of the AmericanI
Revolution established its
National Defense
Committee in 1926. Since.
its beginning, this commit-
tee has advocated a strong
American military defense
and unwavering faithful-
ness to the ideals of the
Founding Fathers in order
to preserve our American
heritage of freedom, to pro-
tect the U.S. Constitution,
and to ensure the survival
of our national sovereignty.
The' committee sponsors

two awards: the Good
Citizenship Medal for stu-
dents who fulfill the quali-
ties of honor, service,
courage, leadership, and
patriotism and the ROTC
Metal & Campaign Bar for
student cadets of outstand-
ing ability and achievement
in ROTC programs. The
award recipients are select-
ed by their instructors.
The following JROTC
cadets were honored by
Chipola Chapter, NSDAR
for 2009: Chipley High
School, C/Major Precious
Keith; Holmes County
High School, C/Major Kari
McConkey; Liberty
County High School,
C/Major John Summers;
and Vernon High School,
C/Sgt. Steven Jackson.
Sharon Wilkerson and

Cynthia Miller presented
the ROTC awards.
The following fifth
graders received Good
Citizenship Medals: Altha,
Hayden White;
Blountstown, Alese Jones;
Carr, Anna Hassig;
Cottondale, Mason Taylor;
Dayspring Christian
Academy, Brennan Price;
Graceville, Dominique
Robinson; Grand Ridge,
Jordan Kite; Chipola Home
Educators, Anna Carolyn
Smith;- Malone, Kristen
Hewett; Riverside,
KayLeigh Temples;
Sneads, Ma'Kienna
Sneads; and Vernon,
Caitlin Hogue. The pre-
senters were Cynthia
Miller, Rita Maupin,
Brenda Shiver, Carolyn
Jordan, Mary Robbins,

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2002 Toyota Tacoma,, 4 dr.,
black in color with leather inte-
rior and in dash Pioneer CD
player. Fab Tech Lift kit w/Toyo
and all terrain tires. Front and
rear grill guards with KC fog
lights. 66K miles. Asking
$1.0,500 OBO. Call 225-892-
6145 and ask for Joe.
1994 Chevy Silverardo 4x4
stepside, 3 inch lift, chrome
brushguard, chrome tool box,
chrome rims, 1 year old dual
exhausts, tires, 1 year old very
few miles on them, new tint,
new lock brakes, lots of chrome,
high miles, drives good, only (2)
owners, looks great, $4,500.
OBO. Call 762-8952 after 4:00

Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom
on John F. Bailey Road, SR 20
W, Blountstown. $85 to $145
weekly. Deposit required. All
.utilities included. NO PETS.
Also RV for rent. Call 674-
RV trailers $7.5 $80 week,
most utilities furnished; a\bdr.
trailers when available. \iall
Apartment for rent. Good

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All Ove 2. No Credit Check
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850-.-2424 3. Free Delivery
or 850-899-0979 (up to 50 ms froim Blountstown)

CHIPOLA"COLLEGE is recruiting for
the following full-time positions.
Master's degree in Nursing and 5 years academic, clinical or
administrative nursing experience, or any combination
thereof, and valid Florida Registered Nursing license
required. Doctoral degree in Nursing preferred. Duties
include administration of the Health Sciences Department
which includes Bachelor Degree Nursing, Associate Degree
Nursing, Practical Nursing, EMT, Paramedic and Patient.
,Care Assistant programs. '
Master's Degree in Nursing or a Master'sdegree with at
least 18 graduate semester hours in. Nursing and valid state
Registered Nursing License required. Obstetric/pediatric
-?care experience preferred. Duties include providing'suitable
classroom and clinical instruction to students in multiple
areas of nursing knowledge, procedures and techniques in
the-Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing Programs..
Interested applicants should contact Chipola College,
Human Resources at (850)718-2269, Monday through
Thursday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
June 24. July 1, 2009


Calhoun-Liberty Hospital is currently seeking employees to fill
the following positions:
Part-time RN
Part-time and Full-time LPN
Full-time Paramedic in E.R.
Part-time Respiratory Therapy

Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
/P.O. Box.419
Blountstown, FL 32424
Ph: 850-674-5411 Ext. 210'
Fax: 850-674-2450

downtown location. Call David
at 674-1000 or 674-1706.

Computers for sale new or,
factory refurbished computers,
Monitors, Inkjet & Laser
Printers; CD's, CD-ROM, CD
Drives, Zip Drives, SparQ Drive
and Software. Call Russell A.
Peterson at (850) 674-2958,
17785 Crozier St., Blountstown.
E m a i l I

Round kitchen table with 4
chairs and 2 barstools, wood
-and, black wrought iron, excel-
lent condition. Purchased at
Haverty's for $1200. Will take
$500. Call Christal at 447-
Night stand, looks like metal
locker, adorable for boys sports
room, $40. Call Christal at 447-
Lighted entertainment center,
approximately 4'H x 5'W. Light
wood with glass shelves and
37" HD TV. Asking $600. Call
6 x 8 homemade utility trailer
with sides, $300; 4 x 4 home-
made trailer, $100; approxi-
mately 75 folding chairs at
$3.00 per chair. Call 643-6144.
10' x 16' pressure treated
deck; 2 x 6 on 16" center with
3/4 pressure treated plywood.
$300. Call Keith Nissley at
78 episodes of original Star
Trek collector's editionjon VHS,
$75.00 for set. Will consider
breaking up the set. Call 674-

Free to a good home, part
bulldog puppy, brindle colored,
with white paws and chest,
adorable: Call 674-5269, leave

Free to good home, kittens all
colors. Call 674-9827.
Free to good home, approxi-
mately 6 months old female,
black Lab puppy, great with kids
and other animals. If interested
call 674-9827.

A Terrific Opportunity!
Liberty National Life Insurance
$100,000+ Earning Potential,
Benefits, Pension, 401 (k),
BCBS Insurance for those who
qualify Call 1-800-257-5500.
ED. Drivers being hired and
trained locally for Werner
Enterprises. No exp. Needed.
Busy. local dental office has
immediate opening for front
desk receptionist and chair side
assistant. MUST BE DEPEND-
ABLE. Please send resume to:
P.O. Box 469, Blountstown, FL

Fulltime babysitter wanted
(preferably female) in the Mossy
Pond/Fountain area to care for
two girls, ages 2 and 3, in the
convenience of your home.
Hours will be from approx. 8:30
a.m. 7:00 p.m. Monday thru
Friday. Please call 762-8302 or
850-625-8663, feel free to leave
a message with your contact

room, 2 bath, 2150 sq. ft. beau-
tiful home. Built in 2000.
Exterior brick and hardi-board.
Hardwood floors in family,
kitchen, dining and breakfast.
Ceramic time in bathrooms.
New stainless appliances.
Privacy fenced back yard with
good landscaping and nice
deck. Altha city limas.
$159,000.00. Call Shalene at
(850) 762-8025 or (850) 209-

Found Male Blue Heeler mix
dog. Call 674-9676.
Fouhd Female chocolate
Lab puppy, 6-9 months old in
the vicinity of Black Bottom
Road. Call 762-2862.

16 x 70 mobile home, 2 bdr.,
2 bath,' appliances included.
Must be moved. Call 272-6744.

Young turkey bitties (young
chicks), & ducks. Call 643-
Boxer puppies for sale,
wormed and first shots. Call
674-3525, leave a message.

For sale by owner 1-7/8
acres on Winnie Moody Road.,
Call (904) 219-3738.

Have a new kitten who needs
a mamacat. Call Joni at 674-

calhouniLibeoty Rely, LLC

17598 NE Church St 3 bedroom/1 bath located in
16629 S. Pear St-2 bedroom/1 bath, large backyard in

19198 22nd Ave.
2 bedroom/1 bath,
just outside of town
_it in great condition

20531 Hentz Ave-3 bedroom/I bath in town. Listed with
.50 acres, additional lot available...$110,000

15821 Pear St .. .
Charming plantation
style home with a full
acre in town, including
inground pool, guest
house, fully
remodeled...$230,000 -
17766 Pear St Nice brick home across from library in
town with 6.89 acres...$215,000
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The County Record, JUNE 24, 2009, Page 14

Legendary "Big Sam"

Mitchell to be honored

Legendary leader "Big
,Sam" Mitchell will be hon-
pred at a ceremony, dinner
and dance celebrating his
life on Aug. 29 at the
National Guard Armory in
The event will honor the
former Florida legislator's
legacy while raising funds
to create a perpetual schol-
arship in his name at
Chipola College, where he
played on the college's first
football and basketball
teams in 1947.
"Big Sam," developed a
larger than life persona
during his 40-year career as
a coach, principal and
father figure to thousands of
children in Vernon and
Washington County.
He began his coaching
career at Campbellton
High School in 1952 where
he had a 24-2 record in his
first season.
He was called to service
in the United States Army,
and upon returning home
'rom military duty,
Mitchell established him-
self at Vernon High School,
where he compiled an over-
All career record as a bas-
ketball coach of 396-59. As
'a football coach, Mitchell
compiled an impressive
record of 113 wins and only
417 losses. Mitchell's bas-
ketball team won the state
championshipp in 1957. He
')vas' chosen basketball
poach of the year in 1957,
and football coach of the
year in 1961.
, Mitchell was appointed
principal of Vernon High
School in 1967 and served
f.ntil 1977., He was elected
,to the Board of Directors of
the Florida High School
Activities Association from
4968-1975, and served as
vice-president from 1975 to
, Mitchell was elected by
the people of this area to
.erve in the Florida
Legislature. He served for
more than 20 years, receiv-
ing many legislative
awards. He completed his
term as speaker pro tem-
pore during the 1988-1990
.essions. At the time of his
retirement from the Florida

House, Mitchell was one of
the longest serving ,and
most respected members in
the history of the Florida
Former Rep. Robert
Trammell, who served
alongside Mitchell in the
Florida House for many
years, said, "Big Sam was
very proud of his rural
beginnings. He never forgot
who he was or where he
came from. Even though he
was one of the most power-
ful and influential leaders in'
the state of Florida, he
always preferred the simple
things in life and was
always a friend to the little
After retiring in 1994,
he worked with the Florida
Lakes Department for
three years. Mitchell was
born Aug. 2, 1929, in
Chipley. He married Nellie
Henders on Sept. 4, 1951,
and they had two children,
Brenda and Sammie Jean.
After retirement he settled
down in Vernon, where he
ran a small seafood busi-
ness as a hobby, which
allowed him to make new
friends until his death in
November 2003.
The Aug. 29 dinner, is
hosted by "Friends of Sam
Mitchell" and sponsored by
the Chipola Appreciation
Club. The event will cele-
brate Mitchell's ,life and
contributions to .the people
of this area while helping to
'endow a scholarship in his
memory at the school that
'gave him his start.
Chipola president Dr.

Calhoun County School Board


The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting
applications for the following position:

Part-Time (20 Hours) Custodial Position
Blountstown High School

*Terms of Employment: 12 Months
Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary:
SApply online at
Applications must be completed by July 2, 2009.
A copy of the job duties., pertaining to this positiori is
available at Blountstown High School, or the School
Board Office..
Questions concerning this job, opening may be,
directed to Mr. Tommy McClellan, Superintendent or
Suane Barber, Principal.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard
to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or
'marital status.

Equal Opportunity Employer
June 24, 2009

Calhoun County School Board


The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting applications
for the following position.

Agriculture Teacher
Altha Public School

*Terms of Employment: 10 months
Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary/Schedule
and Experience
*Apply online at Applications
must be completed by July 1, 2009, 12:00 Noon.
*A copy of the job duties pertaining .to this position is available
at the Superintendent's Office.
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent or Ladona Kelley, Principal.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.

Equal Opportunity Employer
June24, 2099

Gene Prbugh, said, "Sam
loved Chipola and he gave
the college credit for pro-
viding him the opportunity
to earn an education. I
know that Sam would be
proud that we are establish-
ing this scholarship in his
name to insure that other
people have the same
opportunity that he.had."
The event will begin
with a social hour at 6 p.m.,
followed by dinner at 7
p.m. Entertainment will
begin at 8 p.m., featuring
the world-famous Embers,
the Raleigh, NC, band
renowned for its exciting
renditions of nostalgic
"beach music." Also
appearing will be a 1960's
era band, the Villagers,
which includes several
Chipola alumni.
For information on the
event, call Lillie Hamil at


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The history of Chipola

Primitive Baptist Church


Chipola Primitive
Baptist Church was found-
ed in 1870 by Tyus Lundy
Hansford, a doctor and
minister. 'The church is the
oldest one in Altha and one
of the oldest in Calhoun
county. It is located on the
west side of Highway 71 in
Altha. Doctor/Minister
Hansford contracted with
Daniel I. Richards to build
the church in 1873. He
also built the pulpit at the
same time: The pulpit
along with some of the orig-'
inal, pews and the commun-
ion ,table are still in the
church today.
The building was of
board and batten construc-
tion, wood shingles, and
wood shutter windows.
There was no electricity or
running water. There was
a wood burning heater for
heat. Water was provided
from a pitcher pump. The
restroom was an outdoor
privy. .
The first sermon
preached in this church was
on September 4, 1874, by
Tyus Lundy Hansford, who
was William R., "Bill"
Peacock's great great
grandfather. During church

Calhoun County School Board


The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting
applications for the following position:

Educational Paraprofessional for ESE Program
Blountstown High School

.*Terms of, Employment: 180 Days
* Salary: Range: Commensurate with Current Salary
* Qualifications: Must rneet all District, State, and
Federal Requirements for Highly Qualified
* Apply online at
Applications must be completed by July 2, 2009.
* A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position iis
available at Blountstown High School, .or the School
Board Office.
* Questions concerning this job opening may be
directed to Mr. Tommy McClellan, Superintendent or
Duane Barber, Principal.
* Employment opportunities are offered without regard
to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or

Equal Opportunity Employer
June 24, 2009

Calhoun County School Board

The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting
applications for the following position:

Care Program

Terms of Employment: Contract for up to 20 hours
per week
Salary: Commensurate with current salary schedule,
experience, and contract agreements
Applicant Qualifications:
10 Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology or
other human service discipline.
2) At least 3 years successful job related experience in
a mental health field
3) Counseling endorsement, certification, or licensure

Apply online at
Applications must be completed by July 6, 2009.

A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is
available at the Superintendent's Office or the Special
Programs Office.

Questions concerning this job opening may be
directed to Wilson T. McClellan, Superintendent, or
Staci Williams, ESE Director.

Employment opportunities are offered without regard
to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or
marital status.


services the women sat on
the iight side of the church
and the men on the left
side. Church services were
held one weekend each
month on Saturday and
Sunday with dinner on the
grounds. The congregation
sang a cappella using
Sacred Harp song books
that have only four notes-
mi, fa, sol, and la.
Sometimes they would sing
the notes and then sing the
words to a song.
The first recorded min-
utes of the church were in
1873. The elders 'were:
Tyus L.. Hansford and
:Wyllis Musgrove. The dea-
cons were Silas H. Stone
and Thomas Johnson.' The
clerk was .S.A. Beachump.
Membership included the
following men and their
families: Joseph Cutts,
Elisa Cutts, James
Dickens, George Hansford,
James Peacock, W.E.
Moore, Richard Babeth,
Benjamin Neel, John
McClellan,, Benoni.
Thomas, Philip Tyrus,
Morgan Burk, John Davis,
John Alday, John Lacy,
Robert Nixon, and Robert

In March, 1877, the
church petitioned the
Chipola Primitive Baptist
Association for member-
ship. The letter was signed
by the following: T.L.
Hansford, S.A. Beachump,
John Pippin, J.M.
Hansford, C.P Castilline,
E.F. Nichols, and E.H.
Due to dwindling mem-
bership the church discon-
tinued regular services in
the late 1900's.
In 2002 a group of inter-
ested individuals formed a
non-profit corporation, to
seek grants and dconations
to restore the- church as a
historical landmark.
Restoration is under way at
this time as funds become

Go ews?

Emai us!

Calhoun County School Board


The School Board of,Calhoun County is accepting applications
for the following position:

(2) Para-Professional
Altha Public School

*Terms of Employment: 10 months/37.5 hours per week
* Salary: Range: Commpnsurate with Current Salary Schedule
and Experience
*Applicant Qualifications: Must meet all District Qua;ifications for
Highly Qualified Paraprofessional
* Apply online at h.ttp:// Applications
must be completed by July 8, 2009.
*A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is available at
Altha Public School or the School Board Office.
* Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to Mrs.
Mary Sue Neves, Superintendent or Ladona Kelley, Principal.
* Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.

Equal Opportunity Employer
June 24, 2009

Calhoun County School Board

The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting
applications for the following position:

Terms of Employment: Contract for up to 20
hours per week.
Salary: Commensurate with current salary
schedule, experience, and contract agreements
Applicant Qualifications:
1) Master's Degree from an accredited educational
2) Certification and/or licensure by the State of
Florida and/or Department of Professional
3) At least 2 years successful job related experience

Apply online at
Applications must be completed by July 6, 2009.

A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is
available at the Superintendent's Office or the
Special Programs Office.

Questions concerning this job opening may be
directed to Wilson T. McClellan, Superintendent, or
Staci Williams, ESE Director.

Employment opportunities are offered without regard
to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or
marital status.

June 24, 2009