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The County record
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County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
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Wallace B. Finlay
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TRAGEDY


Pedestrian

hit, killed


on Hwy. 71
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Wewahitchka woman
was killed Sunday night
when she was struck by a
vehicle in Calhoun County.
Cherie L. Cantrell, 47,
was pronounced dead at
the scene of the accident.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Jessie L.
Hawkins, 72, of
Tallahassee, was behind
the wheel of a 2002
Lincoln just after 7 p.m.,
traveling north on State
Road 71. When Hawkins
and his two passengers
were just north of Clayton
Shiver Road, a woman,
later identified as Cantrell,
walked in front of his vehi-
cle and was struck.
Cantrell reportedly had,
a problem with her vehicle
and had pulled onto the
west shoulder of the high-
way just before the acci-
dent. She got out of her
vehicle, walked into the
southbound lane, then
crossed into the north-
bound lane where she was
hit by Hawkins' vehicle.
Trooper Phillip
Spaziante and Corporal C.
Chapman are investigating
the crash.



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MAJOR DRUG ARREST



Calhoun Correctional Officer is



busted in TX with 200 lbs. of pot


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Calhoun County
Correctional Officer is
behind bars in Texas after
being busted with 200
pounds of marijuana.
Hector Javier Morales
Jr., 30, of Blountstown,
was arrested last
Wednesday in
Brownsville, Texas, after
the District Attorney's
Special Operations Group,
K-9 Unit conducted a con-
sensual search at a rela-
tive's home where he was
staying. No; one else was
named in the arrest report,
but sources say the case
remains under investiga-
tion:
Morales is charged with
a second-degree felony of


Hector Javier Morales '
possession of marijuana. If
convicted, he faces up to
20 years in prison and up
to a $10,000 fine.
The street value of this
amount of pot is estimated
around $180,000.


SECOND IN TWO PART SERIES





What's being done to stop this practice?


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
S Last week, The County Record brought you one
of the most talked about articles we've run in a long
time: the issue of whether it's right or wrong to retire
from a government job for 30 days, then return to the
same position at full pay.
As we reported last week, the matter came up for
discussion following the Mar. 2 County Commission
meeting when board members voted 3-2 to allow
County Administrator and Emergency Operations
Director Sonny O'Bryan to retire for 30 days, then
. return to his $80,000 position at full pay.
0i Since that article ran, we've learned that O'Bryan
; isn't the only county employee who has taken advan-
tage of this loophole in the state retirement law.
, Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway says longtime Library
J Director Rita Maupin and County Road
; Superintendent Bill Atkins also retired and returned
to their positions at full pay.
The Florida retirement plan known as DROP -
i which stands for Deferred Retirement Option
Program - was created to provide an incentive for
those employees making higher salaries to retire
it and bring in new blood at starting pay, saving taxpay-
er dollars. Once a government employee enters
; DROP their retirement benefits are deposited into a
trust account and earn 6.5% annual interest com-
pounded monthly.
Despite these benefits, many around the state
have been accused of abusing the DROP program by
reaping the rewards when their retirement date rolls
^ around, then returning to the same job they retired
" from with a big paycheck. This abuse led legislators
to change the law. Come July 1, government employ-
ees will be required to wait six months instead of the
current 30 days before going back on the job. The
idea behind it is most agencies won't be able to hold
. their position open for that long so it won't be too


easy to return to their old job.
Over in Palm Beach County, the Board of County
Commissioners decided to make it even tougher in
their community to abuse this loophole. They voted
back in February to create a policy requiring all
executive positions be advertised before they are
filled. In addition, several Palm Beach county offices
banned the practice of allowing a retired employee to
return to their same job.
While researching this story, The County Record
learned of some startling cases of "double dipping"
across the state. According to the St. Petersburg
Times, Miami Dade Community College President
Eduardo J. Padron retired in 2006, collected $893,
286 in lump sum benefits, and began receiving
$14,631 a month in retirement pay. His annual
salary of $328,860 continued. Supreme Court
Justice Harry Anstead retired at $7596 per month
and continued receiving his $161,083 salary in 2006-
07. The case that sent Dade County officials chang-
ing their policy was when Airport Director Bruce
Pelly retired for 30 days, took a lump sum of
$304,000 retirement payout, then returned to his
$197,000 a year job.
Editor's Note: To correct an error last week -
Sonny O'Bryan has brought in $5 to $20 million in
grants per year for the last decade.


NATIONAL CHAMPION TRACKERS


The team of (from left) CaCl Ofc.
Kevin Barton, BPD Maj. Rodney
'"Smith, BPD Sgt. Fred Tqnner, and
CaCl Sgt. Andy Millard, along with
K-9 Bud, returned from the
National Manhunt Competition in
Little Rock, Arkansas, last week
with the first place championship
title. All the men were off-duty and
went on their own vehicles to the
event, even selling ribs at a cook-
out to raise money for the trip.
Following mile and a half long
paths through mountain terrain
and trailing two hour old tracks,
the team beat their closest com-
petition by four minutes. During
the trip, they joined a real search
when a juvenile prisoner on an
Army base escaped. They also
had quite an experience one night
when a storm broke out and they
spotted two tornadoes!


CRIME


Local man

is arrested

for assault

on ex in-laws
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Blountstown man was
arrested last Wednesday,
accused of attacking his ex-
brother-in-law and the
man's 18-
year-old
son.
Brandon
has been
charged
with two
counts of
aggravated
.battery. Hatcher
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Inv. Timothy
Partridge responded to a
home on Hentz Avenue
around 3:41 p.m. where he
observed Hatcher standing
in the front yard holding a
wooden stick in his hands..
Also present were two men
with blood coming from
their heads. Hatcher, who
lives on the same street,
reportedly told Inv.
Partridge he came to the
residence to confront the
man and alleged the man is
a child molester. Hatcher
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Bristol man behind bars

for sexual battery on wife


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

A Bristol man has been
charged for sexual battery
and domestic battery for
allegedly raping and
assaulting his wife.
Emilio Rivera
Barragan, 45, was arrested
Friday and remains in cus-
tody at the Liberty County
Jail.
The case began back in
January when Barragan's
wife told Inv. Todd
Wheetley she had been
battered. by her husband.
He noted swelling on the
woman's face and she said
he had hit her with a closed
fist. At the time, the


woman did not wish to file
charges and Inv. Wheetley
forwarded the information
to a domestic violence vic-
tim advocate. Last week,
Sgt. Brian Bateman inter-
viewed the woman and she
reported her husband had
physically forced her to
have anal intercourse on
two occasions. The woman
said they had only one bed
in their home and their four
children were asleep next
to her when the assaults
occurred.

The woman advised she
fled with her children fol-
lowing the last assault and
has since found a safe place
to live.


Woman accused of stealing

from employer is arrested .

BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN " __ ';_'' "_
News Editor Liberty County'Sheriff's Deputy Todd Wheetiey'iOft) iJscongratulated by Sheriff Donnie Conyers (center) and Marty

A Blountstown woman is West, Supervisor of the Florida Caribbean Regioi06! Fugitive Task Force, after Wheetley was sworn in as a Deputy
facing grand theft charges ' United Stales Marshal. Wheetley has also-been* paintedd a member of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.
for allegedly stealing from

Wisty Taylor was arrest- Todd Wheetley swornin
ed Mar. 9. Tddd "ID sw in
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Ofc. Timothy
Partridge responded t6 . . .


Mar. 1 where the manager
advised money was missing
from the business. The
manager said Taylor was
also a manager and under
his supervision. He said she
had confessed to knowing
about the missing money
and tried to cover it up.
During an interview,
Taylor told Ofc. Partridge
she had a relationship with
another KFC employee.
Back in October, a deposit
turned up $2000 short and
Taylor said she discovered
her girlfriend had taken the
money. Instead of calling
her boss, Taylor said she
opted to try to cover the
loss so :her girlfriend would
not get in trouble. Taylor
further stated she had been
putting- m-ne3y fr6m her'


Wisly Taylor

paycheck. back into the
deposits each week so no
one would see the loss.
However, Taylor admitted
to Ofc. Partridge she never
witnessed anyone taking
the money.

Contact was made with
the woman Taylor named
in the case who told author-
ities she was in Alabama,
but would return within a
week to provide a state-
ment. No word on whether
that interview has taken
place.
Taylor was charged Mar.
9 and booked into the
Calhoun County Jail. She
was given a , conditional
release the following day.


CALHOUN COUNTY
Mar. 3: William D. Shiver, sentenced from court; Allanan N. Carroll,
violation of suspended sentence; Dawud 1. Williams, county VOP
Mar. 4: Greg Moore, DUI; Dylan Earnest, county VOP
Mar. 5: Fred Melvin, poss. controlled substance, drug parapherna-
lia; Pamela Battles, pass. of meth, drug paraphernalia; William
Jones, contempt of court/GA
Mar. 9: Wisty Taylor, grand theft
Mar. 10: Brandon Hatcher, aggravated battery with deadly
weapon; Randy Benjamin Smith, state VOP
Mar. 12: Robert John Marcarelli, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana;
Casey Michelle Byrd, retail theft
Mar. 13: Charles Clifford Mills, DUI
Mar. 14: Harry Lewis, state VOP; Arnold O'Brian, failure to appear;
Quinton Atkins, sale of cocaine; Wilbert Stanley, carrying a con-
cealed weapon; Thomas McCoy, transmitting material harmful to a
minor by electronic device
Mar. 15: Jorge Zuniga, resisting arrest without violence; Cheri Ann
Morris, DUI
LIBERTY COUNTY
Mar. 3: Allana Carroll, hold for CCSO; Melody Robinson, state VOP
Mar.4: Kelli Lynn Pettis, hold for CCSO
Mar. 5: Pamela A. Battles, hold for CCSO; Fonda Coleman, hold for
CCSO
Mar. 8: Erika Nicole Yang-Coles, hold for CCSO; Karen A. Johnson,
hold for CCSO; Angela Denise Moore, hold for CCSO; William
Charles Lee, DUI, refusal, DWLSR with knowledge
Mar. 9: Wisty Taylor, grand theft/hold for CCSO; McKenzie
Roundtree, hold for Orange Co., Jamie Wysinger, hold for Orange
Co.; Jabarco Coleman, hold for Orange Co.; Eric Smith, hold for
Orange Co.; Latrice Trawick, hold for Orange Co.; Holly King, hold
for Orange Co.
Mar. 11: Clint William Pearce, violation of injunction

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





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Liberty County
Deputy Sheriff William
Tobdd Wheetley has been
sworn in as a Deputy
United States Marshal
and appointed a member
of the Florida Regional
Fugitive Task Force

In his new capacity as
a Special Deputy U.S.
Marshal, Whbeetley will
from time to time assist
the U.S. Marshal's
Service in rounding up
fugitives who are violent
offenders or sex offenders


who illegally leave the
jurisdiction, .. . r
This new authority
allows Wheedley to track
a person wanted -by
Liberty Couny.anywhere
in the United States or its
territories. All of these
types of investigations ,will
be paid for by the.
Marshal's Ser ape.. While
working as a JpWrpber of
the Fugitive 'h J borce,
Wheetley's ov.tFiM., and.
other expense;, will also
be paid by theyarshal's
Service. ,;


.. Wheetley is the first
Liberty County Deputy
Sheriff to have such an
appointment. Sheriff
Donnie Conyers had to
enter into a contractual
agreement with the
Marshal's Service to
bring this to pass. In
Sheriff Conyers' words. "I
promised the people that
I'would expand our capa-
bilities and this is a step in
doing just that. I am confi-
dent that Todd Wheetley
will' .be an outstanding
member of the Marshal's


Fugitive Task Force."
The Liberty County
Sheriff's Office now joins
with the Tallahassee
Police Department. Leon,
Gadsden, Wakulla, and
Taylor County Sheriff's
offices. Perry Police
Department, Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement, and the 2nd
Judicial Circuit State
Attorney's Office, all of
which -have members of
their departments as part
of the Fugitive Task
Force.


LETTE*RS T TH EITOirR


Citizens need to 'speak up,




show up and not just put up'


Dear Editor:
Thank you for your
piece on double dipping
etc. Your article sure has
stirred up a bees nest of
interest. Seems like you
took over the part of rebel
here in this small communi-
ty. I tried to stand up, yet
had no support.
Maybe Calhoun con-
cerned citizens will speak
up, show up and not just
PUT UP I have callers
from all walks of life, differ-
ent communities and yes,
those everyone knows as
the big mouths and trouble
makers, call to accuse me
of being behind the article.
I just want to openly give
you the credit due on this,
not me. Maybe the other
little dirty secrets of our
local government can come
to bare.
I love this community,
yet am ashamed at times of
those representing us and
their actions or lack of. I
am not attacking Sonny,
Joe or anyone else from the
article. The position is
what is sacred here and we
should have a chance to get
the best qualified for the
dollar in all positions, not
let them just be inherited.
Government by the family
and friends plan just is not
working any longer (not
that it ever did, mind you).
I was told, in a County
Commission meeting many






recive a notherle t r
in reg ad Iothe


years ago, that THIS IS
THE WAY IT (county
business) ALWAYS HAS
BEEN CONDUCTED
AND ALWAYS WILL BE
(Donnel). So far, he was
right. The reason we do
, not elect at large to County
Commission is none would
be elected that has been
elected to County
Commission more than
likely.


It seems that there are
so many .controversies in
our government, local,
state and national, that the
people are starting to
understand the government
as tyrants. Remember that
when people are afraid of
the government there is
tyranny, yet when the gov-
ernment is afraid of the
people there is control
(Thomas Jefferson).


Reader asks, "Who's th


If you speak openly you
are marked as a trouble
maker, rebel, outsider, etc.
(I qualify). If you do not
stand up then you are part'
of the problem and it ain't'
going to fix itselfl! You
have to chose.
Michael W. Willis, Sr
Concerned Citizen of
Calhoun County
Disabled Combat
Veteran


e boss?"


when it comes to county business


Dear Editor:
Thanks for your article
about Sonny O'Bryan's
"Loophole" dilemma. It
appears he can decide
whether to stay retired or
go back to work for the
County and get paid twice!
After reading this sever-


al have asked: Who's the
boss? Who is the
Administrative Manager of
our County Commission -
Clerk of Court Attaway or
Sonny O'Bryan? It appears
that The Clerk of the Court
and not Sonny O'Bryan is
in violation of the law (No


Antiquated prescription

laws must be changed


To the Editor:
It is estimated that every
day hundreds of uninsured
and Medicaid/Medicare
patients must go to emer-
gency rooms to get medica-
tions for cancer pain, anxi-
ety, attention deficit disor-
der medication refills,
cough medication with
codeine, diarrhea medica-
tion, hormone replacement
and pain medicine.
Why? Because these
patients are cared for by
advanced registered nurse
practitioners, who are pro-
hibited by an outdated state
law from prescribing these
medications.
If, however Florida
joined 48 other states in our
nation and allowed
advanced registered nurse
practitioners to prescribe
these medications, patients
could get these same med-


ications in the less costly
clinic setting and save
untold dollars for the state
budget and reduce indigent
care cost to hospitals.
Currently, Senate Bill
188 and House Bill 677,
which are sitting in the
committees on Health
Regulation, would lift this
barrier for Floridians who
need to receive that care,
especially Floridians who
live in rural underserved
areas of our state.
This legislation would
bring Florida up to national
standards and join the 48
states that allow advanced
practice nurses to prescribe
controlled substances.
In 2008, the Florida
Senate conducted a study
on this issue and concluded
that, like 48 other states,

See LETTERS, page 10


person shall serve in but'
one Branch of Government
at a time Article II, Sec. 3,
Florida Constitution)!
Our Clerk of the Court is
the elected Clerk of The
Court and not a member of
The County Commission.
She should not be involved
with the three
Commissioners who voted
for Sonny O'Bryan. So why-)
does our Clerk of the Court
sit with and render legal
and business matters to the
County Commissioners?
The only answer we get is
"it's always been this way."
Hello, Houston we have a,
problem!
Speaking of rocket sci-
entists, government, and
job markets: Florida is in
serious trouble! It wasn't
loudly proclaimed but I
heard a few days ago that
ever 100,000 high-paid
workers connected with our
space program were laid off
by the President! They live
all over central Fla., coast-
to-coast and that's bound to
deeply affect us locally:
lifestyles, school programs,
and more. May our Prayers
be with them ...and US!
Again, thanks for your
informative articles.

Mike Calhoun
Concerned Citizen
Calhoun County


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New hoolbuses

Mom and little ones

escape injury in crash
After -the recentb us accident near Chattlhoochee that A Blountstown woman and her children were
left-a Gadsden-Couny tee.n dead, school bus.safety Is on fortunate to walk away from a single vehicle
everyone's minds- Here in Calhoun County;, many young- AN crash Friday morning on Hwy. 69. Robin
slers now have the option of buckling up on board. .We Yoder was the driver of the SUV shown above
hive. about 3 .'buses we operate and' 16 of them have that sustained significant damage when it
seatbelts,." says School. Transportation Director Willy landed in a yard near the Pine Island subdivi-
Pitts. '1n .2002, we staied .getting seatbels or buses, sion. Yoder reportedly swerved to miss a dog
now they're-pretty standard ,-As we ,add buses theyll have when the wreck occurred. She and her three
ihem on there." Pitis notes that bus drIvers remind the little girls (shown at left) were shaken up, but
children tlo fasten heir seatbelts, but students-ore riot thankful to escape injury. Volunteer firefighter
required to do so and drivers are not liable if they don'l. " Jeff Kimbrel, who was assisting at the scene,
'The younger students-are realgood about it," Pitts point's remarked, "The hand of God was on them."
out. Above, Blountslown Elemenlary student Ablby -
Devuyst buckles up before her bus ride home...
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Text message photo Libraries losing state funding;


lands a man in jail residents urged to contact reps
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN I I


News Editor

A Marianna man wound
up behind bars after send-
ing an inappropriate photo
in a text message to a
teenage girl.
Thomas McCoy, 23, has
been charged with trans-
mission of material harmful
to minors by electronic
device or equipment.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Inv. Timothy
Partridge was contacted
Mar. 9 by a parent who
alleged McCoy had sent a'
photo of his penis to her 16-'
year-old daughter's phone.
as well as to her number.
Inv. Partridge saw the
photo and contacted
McCoy on his cell phone.


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

A Calhoun County
woman was arrested Friday
after she was caught
shoplifting at a
Blountstown store.
Casey Michelle Byrd
has been charged with petit
theft.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Ofc. Gary
McGee was dispatched to
Alco Shopping Center
where the manager alleged
Casey Byrd went into the
dressing room with six dif-
ferent items, then came out
10 minutes later with noth-
ing but a pair of shoes and a
belt. When the manager
questioned Byrd, she said
she and her friend had put
the clothing back. Byrd's


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A man wanted in
Calhoun County for sale of
cocaine got caught following
a police chase in Marianna.
According to the
Marianna Police
Department, an officer
attempted to stop a vehicle
just after 9:30 p.m. Mar. 9
that was leaving the Mobile
Station on North Jefferson
St. in a reckless manner,
with no headlights on. The
vehicle fled the officer, a
pursuit ensued, and the
vehicle eventually wrecked
at The M.O.C. HealthCare
on Sixth Street, demolish-
ing the business sign. The
driver and one of the pas-
sengers fled on foot and was
captured a short time later
by responding back-up offi-
cers. A third passenger,
Marcus R. Daniels of
Sneads, was injured in the
crash, and he was trans-
ported to Jackson E.R.
Daniels was not charged in


Thomas McCoy


McCoy agreed to meet him
at the police station where
he admitted to sending the
photo and claimed -he.
thought the girl. was 18 or
19.
McCoy was booked into
the Calhoun County Jail
Sunday.


Casey Michelle Byrd


bag then fell and the man-
ager spotted the missing
items which included three
shirts and a pair of jeans
valued around $60.
Byrd was booked into
the Calhoun County Jail
where she remained in cus-
tody at press time.


Quinton M. Atkins


the incident.
The driver of the vehicle
was Paul Xavier Pollock of
Sneads. He was charged
with fleeing and eluding,
reckless driving, and leav-
ing the scene of a traffic
crash. The other passenger,
Quinton M. Atkins, of
Chattahoochee, had active
warrants for sale of cocaine
out of Calhoun County.
Atkins in is custody at
Calhoun County Jail.


FROM RITA MAUPIN
Calhoun County Library
Director

On March 10, appropri-
ations committees in the
Florida' Houie and Senate,
adopted positions eliminat-
ing all State Aid funding for
Public Libraries.
Rural. libraries have
already 4ost significant
State Aid funding over the
last 3 years. State Aid is
operating money needed
by rural counties such as
Calhoun. Liberty. .Gulf.
Jackson, Washington,
Franklin, and Holmes
Counties to provide library
services. State Aid pays for
operating costs such as
adult and children's books,
Internet connectivity, com-
puters, staff and supplies.
Today's libraries, in
addition to books, provide
services vitally necessary
to survival in these tough
economic times. As state
and federal agencies close
their offices to save money,
they are sending their cus-
tomers to the public library
to access services using on-
line computers. On a regu-
lar basis, citizens turn to
their public library to apply
for E-Government services
such as Food Stamps,
Social Security, file tax
returns, renew driver's
licenses, register to vote,
apply for jobs, learn to read
English or use the comput-
er.
If you use the public
library for reading materi-
als, school readiness help
for your children, cultural
programming, or the com-
puters for personal or busi-
ness communications, it is
urgent that you speak out
for your public library. You
are urged to make the fol-
lowing contacts by e-mail
or phone.
Governor Charlie Crist:
Charlie. C r i s t
@MyFlorida.Com or 850-
488-7146.
Speaker of the House
Larry Cretul: larry.cre-
tull@myfloridahouse.gov
or 850-488-1450.
House TED
Appropriations Chair Rep.
Rich Glorioso: rich.glo-








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Senate President Jeff
A t w a t e r :
atwater.jeff.web@flsen-
ate.gov or 850-487-5100.
Chair of House
Appropriations Committee
Senator Mike Fasano:
fasano.mike.web@flsen-
ate.gov or 850-487-5062.
Rep. Marti Coley:
marti.coley@myflorida-,
house.gov or 850-718-
8047.
Rep. Tobmmy Patronis:
jimmy.patronis@rnmyflori-,
dahouse.gov or 850-914-,'
6300.
Rep. Brad Drake:-
brad.drake@myflorida-
house.gov or 850-892-
8431.
Rep. Greg Evers:
greg.evers@myflorida-
house.gov or 850-983-
5550.
Rep. Clay Ford:
clay.ford@myflorida-
house.gov or 850-595-
5550.
Sen. Al Lawson:
Lawson.alfred.web@flsen-
ate.gov or 850-487-5004.
Sen. Durrell Peaden:


peaden.durell.web@flsen- ate.gov or 850-689-0556


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'Super Council' meetii

Tuesday at local libra


The next Super Council
meeting is set for Tuesday,
March 23, at 5:30 p.m. at
the Calhoun County Public
Library Heritage Room
located at 17731 North
Pear Street in Blountstown.
This is a of the Board of
Calhoun County
Commissioners, Calhoun
County School Board,
Blountstown City Council,
and Altha Town Council.


The Boards will me
joint open session to
updates on ongoing pr
in Calhoun County.
A copy of the ager
available at the Ca
County Chamber
Commerce office, Ca
County Clerk of C(
office, Calhoun C(
School Board
Blountstown City Hal
Althd Town Hall.


Little ones and parents

invited to library fun dc


Spiiff "ig" finally here!'
Come join the fun as the
Blountstown Public
Library, the Early Learning
Coalition of Northwest
Florida, and the Florida
Family Literacy Initiative
invite .parents of children
birth through 3rd grade to
celebrate family fun at the
Blountstown Public
Library Thursday, March
25th, at 10 a.m. ,


Enjoy a morning tilled
with songs, stories, cookies,
and everyone's favorite
spring event - an Egg
Hunt on the lawn!
A special thanks to
helpers from Ameri*CORP
VISTA and National
Caucus Center for Black
Aged Inc.
For more information,
call Amy Alderman at 674-
5200.


Quilter's Guild meeting on

Tuesday nights, Marianna


The Jackson County
Quilter's Guild meets every
Tuesday evening from 5:30
to 8:00 p.m. in the Youth
Hall of the 1st United
Methodist Church on
Clinton St. in Marianna for
a weekly Sit-n-Sew.
Quilters come to these
sessions to receive assis-
tance with current program
assignments, work on guild
projects or just to grab a
snack and enjoy the compa-
ny!
The regular business .
meeting is held on the 4th
Tuesday of each month


where the emphasis is on
sharing and having fun.
Members show off projects
they have completed, share
their current Block of the
Month, enter to win one of
several door prizes and
have an opportunity to par-
ticipate in a Round Robin,
Challenge Quilt and Quilt
Bingo.
For more information on
becoming a member or for
the pattern for the current
Block of the Month, con-
tact Linda Edwards at 850-
394-7925 or Sandy Voss at
850-272-8980.


Pesticide License CEU


Day Mar. 30
Need CEUs? An oppor-
tunity for licensed pesticide
applicators to earn CEUs
will be held Tuesday,
March 30, from 7:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. CST. The event
will be conducted via inter-
net polycom from the
Calhoun County Extension
Office.
An applicator will be
able to attend any or all of
the 6 sections for pesticide
licensing recertification
credit. A total of 6
FDACS-approved CEUs
are available for the entire
day in the following cate-
gories:
� Agricultural Row Crop
� Agricultural Tree Crop
* Aquatic Pest Control


at Extension
Demonstration &
Research
* Forest Pest Control
* Natural Areas Weed
Management
� Ornamental & Turf
- Private Applicator
Agriculture
* Right-of-Way Pest
Control
� Pest Control Operator -
Lawn & Ornamental
* Limited Commercial
Landscape Maintenance
Limited Lawn &
Ornamental Pest Control
Please let Extension
Director Judy Ludlow
know if you have any ques-
tions, and please call ahead
to register at 674-8323.
The fee is $5 at the door.


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vows in April 3 beach wedding


Sonny and Angela Lovett of Clarksville and Tim and
Cindy Farris of Youngstown announce the engagement of
their daughter, Ashley Lovett, to Daniel Morris, both of
Panama City. He is the son of Billy Ray and Joyce Morris,
also of Panama City.
Ashley is a 2000 graduate of Mosley High School. She
is presently employed as a stylist D'Salon.
Daniel is a 2001 graduate of Mosley High School. He is
self-employed.
A private beach ceremony is planned for April 3, 2010,
in Sunnyside, FL.
After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple will
reside in Panama City.


Calhoun County receives

$7106 for food, shelter


Calhoun County has
been chosen to receive
$7,106 to supplement
emergency food and shelter
programs in the county.
The selection was made
by a National Board that is
chaired by the Federal
, Emergency Management
[ Agency (FEMA) and con-
sists of representatives from
The Salvation Army,
wn' American Red Cross,
ied
da United Jewish
des Communities, Catholic
Charities, USA, National
Council of the Churches of
Christ in the U.S,A. and
United Way of America
which will provide the
' g administrative staff and
function as fiscal agent. The
Board was charged to dis-
rLr tribute funds appropriated
by Congress to help expand
'et in the capacity of food and
give shelter programs in high-
ojects need areas around the
country.
nda is A local board made up of
lhoun a former homeless individ-
of ual, the Salvation Army,
lIhoun Creek Indians, churches,
ourt's Catholic .Charities, and the
county American Red Cross will
office, determine howv the funds
1, and awarded to Calhoun
County are to be distrib-
uted among the emergency
food and shelter programs
run by local service organi-
zations in the area. The
ayU local board is responsible
for recommending agencies


to receive these funds and
any additional funds avail-
able under this phase of the
program.
Under the terms of the
grant from the National
Board, local organizations
chosen to receive funds
must: 1) be private volun-
tary nonprofit or unit of
government, 2) have an
accounting system, 3) prac-
tice nondiscrimination, 4)
have demonstrated the
capability to deliver emer-
gency food and/or shelter
programs, and 5) if they are
a private voluntary organi-
zation, they must have a
voluntary board. Qualifying
organizations are urged to
apply.
Calhoun County has dis-
tributed Emergency Food
and Shelter funds previous-
ly with Calhoun County
Senior Citizens Association,
Inc. and Helping Hands for
People participating. These
agencies provide food and
meals.

Public or private volun-
tary organizations interest-
ed in applying for
Emergency Food and
Shelter Program funds
must contact Dorothy
Sewell at 16859 Cayson
Street, Blountstown,
Florida or call 674-8883 for
an application. The dead-
line for applications is April
2, 2009 at 4:00 PM CT.


Ashley Lovett and Daniel Morris


Benefit cookout Saturday

in Altha for Lois Williford


A benefit for Lois
Williford will be held on
Saturday, March 20th, in
the parking lot at Wildcat
Den in Altha starting at
9:30 a.m. until.
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Included with your choice
of meat will be potato salad,
green beans, collards, bread
and cake. Your donations
will be greatly appreciated.


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Altha's Brigette Utley

vies for Watermelon title
The Florida Watermelon Association announced
recently that Brigette Rene' Utley of Altha has been
selected as a contestant for Florida Watermelon
Queen.
Bnrgette is the 21 -year-old daughter of Lealus and
Mary Utley. She will join an elite group of young ladies
from 18 to 23 years old from throughout Florida to
compete for the state title.
The competition will be held March 26-28 during
the 42nd Annual Florida Watermelon Convention in
St. Augustine at the Renaissance Resort in the World
Golf Village.
The Florida Watermelon Queen travels throughout
Florida and the United States promoting the water-
melon industry and making guest appearances. She
gives tips on the selection, in addition to discussing the
nutritional and economic values of watermelon.
Brigette is sponsored by Valentine Ranch.


Miss Blountstown, Calhoun

pageants Saturday at BHS


WANTED: Great repre-
sentatives for Calhoun
County and Blountstown!
Each year, young ladies
chosen to represent in the
Miss Calhoun County and
Miss Blountstown pageants
spend countless hours not
only appearing at area
Chamber ribbon cuttings,
groundbreaking, and
parades, but they travel
throughout Northwest
Florida working for various
organizations and repre-
senting our county.
In years past, young
ladies have-volunteered at
local nursing facilities,
organized a Queens Clean
Up day at local. parks,
organized food drives for
hurricane/tornado victims,
and bagged groceries at
local supermarkets for
charity, just to name a few.
The Little Miss, Teen
Miss and Miss queens from
Blountstown and Calhoun
County go on to represent
our area at the Miss
Northwest Florida Pageant
in Panama City. Last year
local girls did very well at
this competition, with some
placing in the Top 5! They
also helped raise over
$4,000 for Susan G.
Komen and Breast Cancer
Awareness.


The Miss Northwest
Florida pageant organiza-
tion stresses age appropri-
ate styling, and not just
beauty on the outside, but
within. The girls have to
speak impromptu on stage
in local pageants, and if
they go on to regional com-
petition, will, go through
two rounds of interviewing,
stage competition, then
another round of impromp-
tu questioning.
Each young lady repre-
senting Calhoun County
and Blountstown with this
organization must turn in a
monthly progress report
from their teacher stating
they have maintained good
behavior throughout the
month. They are kept on a
demerit system and once
10 demerits are received
they may no longer repre-
sent our area.
This year's pageants are
set for March 20th, with a
signup deadline of Friday,
March 12th. Attached is
an information sheet and
entry form. For more infor-
mation, contact Jami
Daniels, Miss Northwest
Florida, Executive
Director, at 334.300.1671
or jlynn4966@aol.com, or
visit www.Missnorthwest
florida.com.


Dr. Gil Nelson to speak at

Gardening Friends dinner


Gardening Friends of
the Big Bend is proud to
announce that Dr. Gil
Nelson will be the speaker
for the 3rd Annual GFBB
Speaker Dinner set for
Saturday, Mar. 27, at 6:30
p.m. at the Fountain H.
May, Sr. Building, North
Florida Research ana
Education Center, at 155
Research Road in Quincy.
He will be speaking on
native plants for southern
landscapes. ,Dr. Nelson is a
writer, naturalist, photogra-
pher, and field.botanist who
lives in southwest Georgia,
near Thomasville. He
writes, speaks, edits, and
consults on botany, ecology,
outdoor recreation, garden-
ing, and environmental sci-
ence topics, especially as
they relate to the south-
eastern United States.


Doors will open at 6:30
PM with an opportunity to
mingle with fellow garden-
ing enthusiasts, visit the
cash bar, and peruse the
silent auction items. A
delicious dinner will be
served at 7:00 PM.
Reservations are suggested
and must be made by
'Wednesday, March 24.
They may be made by con-
tacting Clara Skipper via e-
mail at claraskipper@com-
cast.net or by using the
GFBB website, www.thegf-
bb.com.
Pre-registered tickets
will be $25 per person.
Tickets at the door will be
$30 each. Please mail your
check made out to GFBB,
to NFREC, 155 Research
Road, Quincy, FL 32351,
Attention: GFBB Speaker
Dinner.


Torch Run comes through Calhoun County April 12



CaCI holding cookout for




Special Olympics Mar. 25


All around the world,
Special Olympics has a for-
midable and caring legion
of protectors and support-
ers: The Law Enforcement
Community.
The mission of Special
Olympics'Florida is to pro-
vide year-round sports
training and athletic com-
petition in a variety of
Olympic-style sports for'
children and adults with
intellectual disabilities. It
gives, them the continuing
opportunity to develop
physical fitness, demon-
strate courage, experience'
joy and participate in a
sharing of gifts, skills and
friendships with their fami-.
lies and other Special
Olympic athletes and the
community.
The signature event of
the law enforcement com-
munity's year-round sup-
port of Special Olympics is
the annual Law


Enforcement Torch Run.
For 27 years; the "Flame of
Hope" has traversed
Florida in an intrastate
relay of simultaneous
routes throughout the state,
covering countless thou-
sands of miles. The torch is
carried by federal, state,
and local law enforcement
officers .all the way from the
Alabama/Florida state line
in Century to the Opening
Ceremonies of Florida's
annual State Summer
Games, which will be held
.May 14-16, 2010 at
Disney's Wide World of
Sports. The First Leg of
the Torch Run begins in
Escambia County
(Century) on Monday,
March 29, 2010 and ends
with the Final Leg in
Osceola County
(Kissimmee) on Friday,
May 14, with stops along
the way in virtually every
county in Florida.


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Former Carr Student's Art on Display in yero Beach
Kaylee Sangster's picture was chosen to be on display at
the Indian River county school art show at Vero Beach Mall.
Kaylee is a fourth grade student at Sebastian Elementary
School. She is the daughter of Laura McCardle of Sebastian
and granddaughter of Carl and Alice McCardle of Altha.


HAPPY "8th" BIRTHDAY,
ZALA!!
"Juicy" celebrated her 8th
birthday on March. 11th.
Zala is the daughter of Carla
Hall and Zary. White. Her
maternal grandparents are
Janie and Carl Hall.
Paternal grandparents ' are
Wade and Eloise White.
Zoala enjoys going shopping,
hanging out with friends and
getting her hair and nails
done. She will celebrate her
birthday with family and
friends on Saturday, March
20th at Rock It Lanes in
Panama City. We love you,
Juicy!!


The Florida Law
Enforcement Torch Run is
the largest annual public
relations and fund raising
event amongst Special
Olympics Florida and law
enforcement agencies.
Statewide, the participat-
ing chiefs, officers, sheriffs,
deputies, special agents,
correctional officers, proba-
tion and parole officers,
military police and cadets
from virtually every branch
of federal, state, county and
municipal law enforce-
ment, represent a total of
over 300 different agencies.
In 2009 the Florida
Department of Corrections
led all other agencies in the
number of participants and
the ' amount of money
raised, and is once again
proud to be a supporting
partner of the Special
Olympics Florida Law
Enforcement Torch Run.
On Thursday, March-
25th, the Florida
Department of Corrections
will be participating in the
4th Annual Barbeque
across the State for Special
Olympics. Institutions and
Community Corrections


Circuits will be hosting bar-
beques simultaneously
across the state' to raise
money for the Special
Olympics Florida.
In an effort to support
Special Olympics Florida,
Calhoun Correctional
Institution will be selling
dinners, Thursday, March
25. The dinners will con-
sist of leg quarters, baked
beans, coleslaw, bread and
a brownie for $6. All pro-
ceeds will go. directly to
Special Olympics Florida.
Anyone interested in pur-
chasing a dinner should
contact one of the following
at Calhoun ,Correctional
Institution: Becky
Waldorff (850)237-6507,
-Tracy Carman (850)237-
6524, Carole Vertz
(850)237-6534, April
*Melvin (850)237-6555 or
Tori Money (850)237-
6547. ,

The Calhoun County leg
of Special Olympics
Florida, Law Enforcement
Torch Run will be Monday,
April 12. More informa-
tion will be provided in the
coming weeks.


HAPPY "9th" BIRTHDAY,
ZAI'KERIA!!
"Zie' celebrated her 9th
birthday on March 15th.
Zai'Keria is kthe daughter of
Carla Hall and Zary White.
Her maternal grandparents
are Janie and Carl Hall.
Paternal grandparents are
Wade and Eloise White. Zie
enjoys going shopping,
hanging out with Auntie
Ashley, and talking on the
phone. She will celebrate her
birthday with family and
friends on Saturday,
March20th at Rock It Lanes
in Panama City, We love
you, Zie!!


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Chipola baseball even in


first conference games


MARIANNA-The
Chipola College baseball
team split their first two
Panhandle Conference
games with Pensacola
Junior College.
The Indians' Michael
Revell, Joey. Rapp and
Cody Martin all hit homers
to lead Chipola to a 9-3 win


over Pensacola on March
10. Garrett Baker earned
the win on the mound for
Chipola. Duncan Midkiff
picked up the save.
Pensacola held the
Indians scoreless (6-0) in
the conference opener on
March 8. The Indians had
three hits on the day from


LeVon . Washington,
Michael Revell and. Aaron
Etchison: Pitcher Austin
Wright was charged with
the loss for Chipola.
The Indians play at
Pensacola March 12 before
.returning home to host
Tallahassee March 13 at 1
p.m. Chipola travels to
TCC March 15 and hosts
TCC again, March 17 at 5
p.m. Chipola begins a
three game series at Gulf
Coast March 19. The
Indians host Gulf Coast at 1
p.m. on March 20.
Chipola (13-12) is tied
for eighth with Palm Beach
in the FCCAA State poll.
For the latest news, call
718-2CJC or visit
www.chipola.edu.


MARIANNA-The
Chipola Lady Indians open
the conference race
Wednesday, March 17, in a
4 p.m. double-header with
Gulf Coast.
The Lady Indians team
improved to 26-6 after
sweeping Heartland
College in a double-header'
on March 10.
Brittany Black threw 10
strikeouts to lead Chipola to
an 11-2 win in game one.
Emma Stevenson picked
up the win in game two.
Chipola swept Darton
College in a March 6 dou-
ble-header. Black was the
winning pitcher in
Chipola's 3-2 win in game
one. Stevenson picked up in
the win for the Lady
Indians in the 11-2 game
two.
The Lady Indians are
ranked third in the FCCAA
State Poll begin top-ranked
Miami-Dade and number
two Santa Fe. Northwest is


fourth. TCC is fifth and
Gulf Coast is eighth.
Chipola headed to
Jacksonville March 12-13
for games with St. Johns,
St. Pete, FCCJ and
Seminole (OK). Details
unavailable at press time.


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Tiger lifters 1st place

overall at Wewa meet


BY.COACH GREG JORDAN
The Blountstown High
School Tiger Boys Weight
Lifting Team had their first
meet at Wewahitchka on
Thursday, March 4th. The
Tigers placed 1st overall
with 43 points. Competing
teams were Blountstown,
Wewa, Liberty and
Franklin counties. .
Individual winners were:
in the 119 class was -
Hunter Jenks, 1st; 129
class - Paul Mosley, 2nd;
139 class - Jawon Mosley,
1st; 154 class - Bobby
Andrews, 2nd; 154 class -
Chaz Fain, 1st; 199 class -
Patrick Pitts, 3rd; 199 class
- Rees Barton, 1st; 238
class - Dowling Lee, 1st;
Corey McClellan - Heavy
Weight, 1st.
The Tigers' second meet


was at Wakulla on
Thursday, March 11th.
The Tigers took 2nd place.
Competing teams' were
Wakulla, Blountstown,
Altha, Wewa and St. Joe.
Individual winners for
Blountstown were: 119
class - Hunter Jenks, 1st
place; 129 class - Chris
Byrne, 1st place; 129 class
- Paul Mosley, 3rd place;
154 class - Chaz Fain, 1st
place; Bobby Andrews, 3rd
place; 219 class - Michael
Gibson, 3rd place; 238 class
- Dowling Lee, 1st place.
The next meet will be
Thursday, March 18, at
Godby High School at the
Big Bend meet.
The only home meet of
the year will be on
Thursday, March 25, at
3:00 p.m. This will. be a
qualifier for the state meet.


FWC temporary fishing

suspension has expired


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) advis-
es the public that its tempo-
rary suspension of certain
saltwater fishing and licens-
ing regulations to allow for
the cleanup of dead fish has
expired.
The order - initially for
Jan. 16-31, then extended
for one month - was issued
in response to numerous
reports of saltwater fish
killed by an extended cold-


weather period in Florida.
It expired Mar. 1.
The FWC is no longer
receiving widespread
reports of dead saltwater
fish around the state, and
people must observe all
normal fishing and licensing
regulations that apply to
the harvest and possession
of saltwater fish.
These rules are avail-
able online at
MyFWC.com/Fishing or
MyFWC.com/Rules.


NOTICE FOR BID
THE CALHOUN LIBERTY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING:
2005 16' ScandyWhite Aluminum Boat, AMW Trailer, 2005
60 HP Mercury Motor, Trolling Motor and Depth Finder.
May be seen at Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union,
Blountstown Branch.
THE CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS
Last day to submit bis is March 19, 2010.



City Workshop

The Blountstown City Council will
hold a Workshop on Thursday,
March 18, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at the
Council room on Angle Street.

The Workshop will be on:

*Animal Ordinance
* Water & Conservation Issues
* Other Items
March 17, 2010


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BLOUNTSTOWN DIXIE YOUTH'S


Opening Day of Baseball

The bats were in motion
. .. ,-, Salurday morning ofat Sam
. ". Atkins Park as the
Blountstown Dixie Youth
S Baseball and Softball League
. opened their 2010 season.
Opening ceremonies featured
- introduction of the 240 play-
ers and their coaches, presen-
tation of flags by the
Blountstown Fire Department,
. and the first pitch to officially
' .start the season'. Thanks to all
those who volunteer their time
to bring sports opportunities to
our children!
PHOTOS BY JASON DUNN
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Chipola Ladies host GCCC in

softball conference opener


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Second Annual 5K, Fun Run



at Torreya Park raises $545


The Calhoun and
Liberty. County Health
Department . Healthy
Communities, Healthy
People program held their
second annual 5K and Fun
Run Saturday March 13 at
Torreya State Park.
We would like to thank
Steve Cutshaw the Park
Manger.for all his help dur-
ing, this event. Liberty
County is very fortunate to
have this beautiful state'
park and such great people
to work with. There were a
total of 37 participants who
ran, jogged or walked. This
was our second 5K and we
raised a total of $545.00 for
Relay For Life.
We would like td thank
the Piggly Wiggly and
Pepsi for their contribu-
tions. We also would like to
thank Joe Edgecomb with
Draggin Tail Run, Michael
Collins, Shann Layne,
Angie Bracewell, Judy
Barber, Pam McDaniel
from the Calhoun and
Liberty :County Health
Departments, ' Amanda
Long and Mercedes
Gammons from SWAT,


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Monica Brinkley, Shellie
King and Cathia Schmarge
from the Liberty County
Extension Office for all of
their help.
It is wonderful to part-
ner with such great com-
munity members and spon-
sor an event for such a good
cause. This was a great way
to raise money for The
American Cancer Society
and to promote physical
activity which leads to a
healthier lifestyle. We look
forward to working with


these wonderful partners
for future events. We hope
to see everyone again next
year for our 3rd annual 5K.
Prizes were awarded for
1st, 2nd and 3rd place in
age categories.
Male overall winner:
Devin Ferrell
Male age 14-19: 1st -
Alfonso Hernandez and
2nd Ben Harger
Male age 25-29: 1st
David Honigs and 2nd Abel
Correa
Male age 30-34: 1st
Mark Clements and 2nd
Bryan Kreiter
Male age 35 - 39: 1st
John Sewell and 2nd Jason
Wright 3rd James Melzer
Male age 40-44: 1st
Kirk Watson and 2nd
Lloyd Harger
Male age 45-49: 1st
Michael 'MacMullin and
2nd Terry McDowell
Male age 50-54: 1st
Greg Harden
Male age 55-59: 1st
-Glen Kimbrel
Male 60 and up: 1st
John Shuler
Female overall winner:
Marty Kirkland


Female age 20-24: 1st
Mary Frances Nieminen
Female age 25-29: 1st
Kelli Bartholomen and 2nd
Nicole Correa and 3rd
Stefanie McDaniel
Female age 30-35: 1st
Edna Alford and 2nd Robin
Barfield and 3rd Jessica
Bennett
Female age 36-37: 1st
Dawn Sullivant and 2nd
Shelby Watson and 3rd
Kristin Gandy
Female age 38-39: 1st
Allyson, Howell and 2nd
Ivy Harger
Female age 44-49: 1st
Gwen Cooper and 2nd
Susan Concar
Female age 50-54: 1st
Sue Price and 2nd Diane
Harden
Fun Run Winners were:
1st Blake Barber, 2nd
Megan Hirsch and 3rd
Lauren Harger.
If you would like to learn
more about the Healthy
Communities, Healthy
People program please con-
tact Susan Chafin at the
Liberty County. Health
Department at 850-643-
2415 ext. 245 .


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Red Birds- 12
Calhoun
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Jackson County
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Liberty Diamond Dawgs


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Destin Dawgs at Bay
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BlOUNTSTOWN CHOIR NEWS


Seniors (from left) Michael Leonard, Ashley Adams, Tyler McClellan, and Michael Gibson
strut their stuff at the FCAT pep rally.


Barwick is featured teacher;


BHS 5th at math competition


BHS and BMS choirs rated


excellent at district festival

The Blountstown High School Choir and the Blountstown Middle School Choir both per-
formed last Saturday at the Florida Vocal Association's District Choral Festival, held at First
Baptist Church in Panama City. Both choirs received an excellent rating for their perforhnanc-
es. A total of 140 students from BHS and BMS performed. The choirs Would like to thank
all the faculty, staff, parents and friends who came to support them in this event. They would
also like to thank Ms. Hope Peacock for being their accompanist. Director for both choirs is
Janet Edewaard.


Teacher Feature
by Casey Johnson
Mrs. Barwick plus'Math
equals fun! Mrs.
Gwendolyn Barwick is a
superb math teacher in
math education at
Blountstown High School.
She is a graduate of
Chipola College, dnd
received a Bachelors
Degree from Florida State
University. Her husband is'
Coy Barwick, and she has
two children, Jessica Ayers
and Joshua Barwick
(Joshua is currently serving
in the Marine Corps.) She
is originally from Calhoun
County and while watching
her mother, Mrs. Flora
Pumphrey, teach at
Blountstown Elementary
for many years, she decided
to follow suit. Outside of
teaching, Mrs. Barwick's
hobbies include watching
movies, and especially
reading. Her favorite book
is 90 Minutes in Heaven,
written by Don Piper.
When asked if she had
always wanted to teach
Mrs. Barwick replied, "Not
really. I didn't think I
would have the patience. I
didn't start teaching until I
was 34 years old." Mrs.
Barwick said that she
always has enjoyed working
at' BHS, "The people I
work with are great, and
the students are awesome,
and I plan to stay at BHS
for a long time!" In addition
to teaching math the also
serves on the School
Literacy team and is a sen-
ior sponsor. Before coming
to Blountstown High to
teach, , she taught at
Marianna Middle School
for one year.
Mrs. Barwick is .not a
teacher that tortures stu-
dents with equations and
homework. On the con-
trary, while diligently
teaching math, she encour-
ages students to do their
best and in addition wants
them to become successful
and productive members of
society. Learning math is
fun and entertaining in her
classroom; there are always
many projects and engaging
assignments. She always


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Mrs. Gwendolyn Borwick
enjoyed school herself, and
it's easy for' her to under-
stand how exciting school
can be for some people but
also knows how stressful
and hard school can be for
others. She is a kindheart-
ed teacher with a compas-
sionate soul and would try
to comfort any student who.
was down or depressed.
Mrs., Barwick is an
exceptional teacher, and
every student should want
to be her pupil.


Math Competition
Blountstown High
School debuted in the 23rd
Annual Northwest Florida
Mathematics Tournament
held in Niceville March 5.
The test was insur-
mountably excruciating in
the fact that is covered a
vast array of mathematical
topics, such as Algebra II,
Geometry, Pre-Calculus,
Trigonometry, and
Calculus.
Out of eleven schools
that participated,
Blountstown's team placed
5th overall. Harlea Perdue
placed 9th overall individ-
ual out of an estimation of
70 students. For our first
time competing in such a
rigorous mathematics test,
we performed exceptionally
well!

FCAT Pep Rally
by Brittany Griffin
and Kayla Shuler
The best class ever to go
thru Blountstown High
School, (the class of 2010),


kicked off FCAT week with
the 3rd Annual FCAT Pep
Rally on Monday, March
8th. The theme this year
was Tiger Idol. The BHS
auditorium was rocked with
performances with well
known artist such as Lil'
Wayne (Lyndom Baker),
Miley Cyrus (Lesa
Corlett), Madea (Bria
Snowden), and the Black-
Eyed Peas (Mrs. Howell,
Mrs. White, Mrs. Strong,
and Mrs. Taylor). Straight
from Hollywood came our
three celebrity judges,
Simon Cowell, (Jacob
Harden), Trya Banks
(Sasha Simmons), and Fez
from :That 70's Show
(Tarak Amin).
During commercial
breaks, underclassmen
were shown products to
prepare them for the FCAT
such as a Richard Simmons
(Ashley Adams) workout
video, Blue Collar Comedy
Four (Michael Leonard,
Jason Money, John Jourqan
and Michale Gibson) and a
pencil commercial remind-
ing students not to forget
their number two pencils.
The Black-Eyed Peas
-and the Senior class closed
the show with a remake to
the hit song "I Got a
Feeling". Students and
teachers were not only
entertained but motivated
to take on the FCAT! '


Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March
17th, Track - at Liberty
County @ 1:00'
Thursday, March 18th,
Weightlifting at Godby @
1:00; Baseball, Away at'
East Gadsden @ 3:30/6:00
Friday, March 19th,
Softball, Away at Dothan
High; Baseball, Home
against Graceville @ 6:30
Monday, March 22nd,
Softball, Away at San
Destin @ 4:00/6:00
Tuesday, March 23rd,
Report Cards; Softball,
Home against Sneads @
4:00/6:00; Baseball, Home
against Wewa @ 4:00/6:00
Wednesday, March
24th, Track - at Liberty
County @ 1:00


BHS Class of 2011 parents


sponsoring cruise to Cozumel


The sign-up deadline for
the parent-sponsored April
28-May 2, 2011 cruise on
the Carnival "Elation"
from the port of Mobile,
Alabama to Cozumel,
Mexico is Friday, March


Camp Brave

Heart offered
Emerald Coast Hospice
will be offering a camp for
children this summer.
Camp Brave Heart, is
designed for children, ages
7-14, who have-experienced
the loss of a loved one!
Regardless of the type of
loss or the reason for the
loss, all children throughout
the area are invited to apply
to attend Camp Brave
Heart. A prior affiliation
with Emerald Coast
Hospice is not required.
The camp will be held at
Camp Timpoochee located
in Niceville. The dates for
the camp are July ,16th-
19th. Volunteer applica-
tions to assist with Camp
Brave Heart are being
accepted. For more infor-
mation or to receive an
application for a child to
attend or to volunteer sim-
ply call Gino Mayo or
Sherri Stone at 850-526-
3577, or go to
www.gentiva.com/hospice.


A $25 deposit is
required for sign-up.
Monthly payments of
approximately $36/month
will be required. This will
allow full payment to made


by February 1, 2011.
For more infc nation,
you may contact any of the
following: Yolanda Buggs
447-2061, Wendy Doyal at
643-8576, or' Kim Tanner
at 643-8381.


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Every year, Florida
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The Farm to School pro-
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dollars to stay within
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Florida farmers by promot-
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and growers to work
together to increase the vol-
ume of locally grown prod-
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cafeterias and dining halls.
Incorporating locally grown
products into school meals
also supports local


economies, reduces trans-
portation costs, and helps
to preserve farms and farm-
land.
The Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services will
work with the schools and
the growers to make sure
each side is aware of mutu-
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available through this pro-
gram. This web site is
intended to provide infor-
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needs of schools; and con-
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Please explore the fol-
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more about this program
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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, Page 9


Students of the Month;*
MASONIC LODGE "ADOPTS" 2ND GRADE CLASS: The Red Level Masonic Lodge has
Sa "adopted" the 2nd grade classes at Altha school. They made a $200 donation will be used
Sto purchase hands-on science and math materials. Pictured is Masonic member, Roy Cook,
'A " Ceteorau on held and,2nd grade teachers, Rhonda Price and Cindy Alday.


Students of the Month
Principal Darryl Taylor, ,i. - ':
Jr. is pleased to announce
the Carr School Students of '
the month. They include
(pictured above, frontrot w,.
from left) KA Samaul
Bryant, KB Alex
McLendon, 1A Danielle
McDaniel, 1B Michael
Carpenter, 2A Cane Miller, W
3A Katrina Miles, 3B
Jenna Dees, 4A Emily
Doyle, 4B Kayla Arnett,
(back row) 5A Hannah
Carrillo, 5B Mabeth
Fuentes, 6A Jessica Deans,
6B Randy Girardot, 7A
Sarah McCausland, 7B
Santana Lee, 8A Kennedy
Yon, and 8B Ryan Flowers.
Absent is 2B Joni Smith.

"A" Celebration
Carr School recently
held its A+ Celebration.
Students enjoyed an after-
noon of play on inflatables, . .' ,!
great food, and an inspiring
motivational . speaker.
Kindergartner Austin
Gonzalez (top right) had fun
in the maze. Mr. Will
Leonard (bottom right) ' .
encouraged the boys and . .. . ..
girls to do their very best. ..
Everyone thought the event .
was a success!.



RSVP seeking volunteers


to help out at Carr School


Elder Care Services and
the Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program have
partnered with Carr
Elementary and Middle
School to help students one
on one with reading and
math skills, also to mentor
and council students. The
mission of Carr School is to
provide a safe, caring, stim-
ulating, and student cen-
tered environment so each
student may become pro-
ductive citizens. They
believe students must pos-
sess the academic skills to
enhance their individual
talents and abilities, allow-
ing them- to respectfully
cooperate and communi-
cate with others. Above all,
they strive to hold the emo-
tional and physical well


being of their students in
the highest esteem and pro-
vide interesting educational
experiences. They envision
Carr School as a learning
institution where this mis-
sion is .carried out. Faculty
and parents alike con-
tribute in creating produc-
tive members of society.
Volunteering provides a
two-fold benefit---it helps
the giver and the receiver.
RSVP is federally funded
through the Corporation for
National and Community
Service and sponsored
locally by Elder Care
Services, A United WVay
Agency. The main goal of
RSVP is aimed at utilizing
the skills and life experi-
ences of seniors 55 and
over to address community


needs. There are many
benefits that come with vol-
unteering. As a member of
RSVP, you will receive
FREE excess automobile
liability insurance to cover
you to and from your place-
ment of volunteering, and
personal liability coverage
while you are on site.
Volunteers receive a quar-
terly newsletter and are
recognized annually for
their service to the commu-
nity.
To learn more about the
potential of volunteering at
Carr Elementary and
Middle School please con-
tact Maranda at 850-674-
2777, or 850-643-7096.
Email: rsvpvcoordina-
tor@yahoo.com


Book Fair March 22-26;


FCA breakfast on Friday


Scholastic Book Fair
by Brittney Pate
Altha School will host a
Scholastic Book Fair on
March 22 -,26 in the media
center. Families, teachers,
and the community are
invited to attend the fair,
which will feature the
theme: "Book Fair Diner-
All You Can Read!" Hours
for the fair will be 8 a.m. -
3 p.m. daily. On Tuesday,
March 23, there will be a
special Family Event from
3 - 6 p.m. The event will
include refreshments, diner
contests, and ' time to
browse at the fair.
On Thursday, March
25, a Book Fair Breakfast
will be served in the media
center from 7 - 7:30 a.m.
for parents and grandpar-
ents who would like to
come browse the book fair
with their child. Look for
your special invitation that
will be sent home with your
child this week.

The book fair. will offer
specially priced books and
educational products,
including new releases,
award-winning titles, chil-
dren's classics, interactive
software, current best-
sellers, and books for par-
ents from more than 150
publishers.
As always, our
Scholastic Book Fair prom-
ises to be a great event for
literacy.

Calendar
Wednesday, March 17,
St. Patrick's Day; Varsity
Baseball vs. Coosa Valley
Academy, 1 pm; FCAT
Science 5th grade; FCAT
Make Up testing


Thursday,. March 18,
Big Bend Meet Boys
Weightlifting at Godby, 2
pm; Varsity Baseball at RF
Munroe, 5 pm; FCAT
Make Up testing
Friday, March 19, FCA
Breakfast at Altha First
Baptist Church; Varsity
Softball vs. FAMU, 4:30
pm; Varsity Baseball vs.


Cottondale, 6 pm
Saturday, March 20,
Varsity Softball
Tournament at Altha
Recreational Park, Altha
vs. Arnold at 10 am, Altha
vs. PSJ at 12 pm, Altha
Alumni Game at 2 pm

Tuesday, March 23,
Report Card Day


'BeachReach' offers rides,


pancakes at Spring Beak


As hundreds of thou-
sands of students converge
upon Panama City Beach
for the annual college ritu-
al, one group is poised to
offer students a safe alter-
native to spring break's
risky behaviors.
BeachReach, a program
that has been offering rides
and pancake meals to
spring breakers for since
1998, is on-site and ready
to provide more than
13,000 rides over a three-
week period to students
needing a safe ride to their
destination.
In addition to getting
drunk drivers off the roads,
the goal of the nearly 700
BeachReach student volun-
teers is to work in partner-
ship with local authorities
and corporate partners,
including Verizon, to help
lower the startling high
numbers of binge drinking
and physical assaults that


plague Panama City each
March.
"Our goal is to develop
relationships with students
while providing . needed
services that will keep
them out of harm's way,"
said Angel Ellis, event proj-
ect coordinator for
Threads, the program that
sponsor's BeachReach..
"We've assisted several
girls that needed help after
being in uncomfortable sit-
uations and countless more
students that planned to try
to drive back to their
hotel."
In addition to safe rides,
BeachReach will provide a
free pancake breakfast and
an opportunity for fellow-
ship among students from
March 6 through March
26. Last year, BeachReach
served more than 12,000
pancakes over 12 days
from its location at 10901
Front Beach Rd., Panama


City Beach.
For more information,
visit http://threadsmedia
.com/beachreach/ or via
phone 800.254.2022.






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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010,-Page 10


I O BITUAl RIE


PAULINE BLACK
BROWN
Pauline Black Brown,
83, of Hosford passed away
Friday, March 12, 2010, in
Hosford.
She was a native and
lifelong resident of Liberty
County and was a member
of Corinth Baptist Church.
She was a retired secretary
with the State of Florida.
She is survived by her
husband, Pharis J. "Sonny"
Brown, of Hosford; two
sons, Harold Brown and his
wife, Pam, Doyle Brown
and his wife, Beth, all of
Hosford; two daughters,
Jane Faurot and her hus-
band, Allan, of Hosford and
Joy Griffith and her hus-
band, Jerry, of Freeport; a
brother, J. C. Black, of
Hosford; two sisters, Ruth
Barnes of Quincy and
Eunice Clark of New
Castle, Indiana; and 13
grandchildren.
A graveside service was
held at 4:00 p.m. ET,
Saturday, March 13, at
Brown Family Cemetery in
Hosford with Reverend
Gordon Adank officiating.
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or onine at
www.adamsfh.com).

WINONA MAY WEST
FIEBELKORN
Winona May West
Fiebelkorn, 95, of
Marianna, Florida, passed
away Saturday, March 13,
2010, in Marianna.
Mrs. Fiebelkorn was
born May 9, 1914, in
Corunna, Michigan, to the
late Grover and Cora West.
Winona lived in
Centerville, Michigan,
after marrying Franklin
Fiebelkorn and later moved
to Burlington, Michigan, in
1947..,She was a member of
the Burlington Seventh-
day Adventist Church for
over 60 years and was a
graduate of Andrews
University. She taught ele-
mentary school for many
years and was very active
in mission work. Her pas-
sion for mission work led
her to preach in Kenya dur-
ing a two week visit as well
as mailing Bibles and cloth-
ing to African families. She
financially supported
Kenyan students for over
25 years. She also partici-
pated in Marantha
Missions to Honduras
where she helped build
churches and conducted
prison ministries. She was
the author of a book, "On
the Road with Joseph
Waggoner". Due to declin-
ing health, Frank and
Winona moved to Florida
in 1999 to live with their
daughter, Frances, and her
husband, Isaac.
She is preceded in death
by her husband, Frank
Fiebelkorn; and a sister,
June West Jahr.
Survivors include her
daughter, Frances Stone,
and her beloved son-in-law,
Isaac, of Marianna; a son,
David Fiebelkorn, and his
wife, Germae, of Sheffield
Village, Ohio; five grand-
children, Ted Fiebelkorn
and his wife, Fabrizia, of
Bay Village, Ohio, Carl
Blanchard and his wife,
Dora, of Fletcher, North


A h4ouht

to Remember





TimAdams
F 'walitor
You've carefully
planned your
retirement. All through
life, you have been
organized and detail
oriented. But what are
your plans for your
funeral? Will your
loved ones make the
right choices?' Take


time


to preplan your


final arrangements.
Each step, just the way
you want it. This will
give you tremendous
peace of mind and will
take the burden away
from your loved ones at
the time of need.

ADAMS
FUNERAL HOME
674-5449 .643-5410 -
www.adamsfh.com

Carolina, Trish Blanchard
of Boca Raton, Florida,
Martin Stone and his wife,
Carola, of Miami, Florida,
and Jeff Fiebelkorn of
Midlothian, Virginia; five
great-grandchildren; a host
of nieces and nephews; and
a faithful friend, Linda
Brubaker.
Memorial services will
be held at 2:00 p.m.,
Thursday, March 18, from
the St. Luke's Episcopal
Church in Marianna.
Contributions may be
made to the Emmanuel
Seventh-day Adventist
Church building fund, 4531
Basswood Road,
Greenwood, FL 32443.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 850-674-5449
or online ' at
www.adamsfh.com).

NETTA MARGIE
PARRAMORE
Netta Margie
Parramore, 83, of Bristol,
passed away Saturday,
March 13, 2010, in
Blountstown.
She was a member of
the Lake Mystic Baptist
church where she was very
involved in the Ladies
Auxiliary.
She was. preceded in
death by her parents,
Herbert Fields and Minnie
Bright Fields; and her hus-
band, James Bascom
Parramore.
Survivors include two
sisters, Linda Thompson of
Skipperville, Alabama, and
Ella Strickland of
Rockingham, North
Carolina; several nieces
and nephews, and her close
friends and adopted family,
Jackie and Norma Tindel,
Laurie Alysser, Joshua,
Jacqueline, and Tammy.
Funeral services were


Letters continued


Florida should change this
outdated law and grant the
authority to prescribe con-
trolled substances to
ARNPs. But, because of
medical politics, the Senate
Committee on Health
Regulation refuses to heed
its own advice, so Florida's
citizens continue to be
harmed and suffer need-
lessly and the state, in the
midst of a financial crisis,
continues to pay for unnec-
essary emergency room vis-
its.
As the Senate interim
report points out, many
rural areas do not have ade-
quate numbers of physician
providers. People living in
these areas must drive long
hours to reach a physician
to get certain types of care
'that could be provided and
prescribed by the ARNPs
who already live and work
there, if legislative barriers
were removed.
The cost of providing
this health care in emer-
gency rooms to the unin-


sured and undeserved pop-
ulation is ultimately borne
by all Floridians through
higher health insurance
premiums and higher taxes,
and patients who get sicker,
lose time at work and even
wind up in the ICU.
The 48 states that allow
ARNPs to provide these
services are realizing
tremendous savings and
increased access to care for
their citizens. It is time for
the Florida Legislature to
bring health care in this
state up to national stan-
dards, increase access with-
out increasing costs, and
stop playing politics with
people's health.
Please join the Florida
Panhandle Nurse
Practitioner Coalition
Wednesday, March 24, for
a Rally in Tally at 11:30
a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET at
the courtyard in front of the
capital building.

Candy Arlena Falcon,
BSN,RNC,ARNP-C,CDE


held at 11 a.m., Monday,
March 15, in Lake Mystic
Cemetery with Reverend
Clyde Roberts officiating.
Adams Funeral Home in
Bristol was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 643-
5410 or online at
www.adamsfh.com).

JOHN MICHAEL
REVELL
John Michael Revell,
64, of Tallahassee, passed
away Monday, March 15,
2010, in Tallahassee.
He was a retired wildlife
officer with the state of
Florida and, was very active
in prison ministries and res-
cue missions. John was also
a veteran serving in the
U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, John
Tullis Revell and Joyce
June Revell.
He is survived by a son,
Luke Revell, of Gainesville;
one daughter, Cory Revell,
of Wakulla; a brother, Pat
Revell, of Panama City;
and two nephews, Mark
and Ken Revell.
Funeral services will be
held at 3:00 p.m. ET,
Thursday, March 18, at
Lake Mystic Baptist
Church with Reverend Jeff
Gardner officiating.
Interment will follow in
Lake Mystic Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends at 2:00 p.m. ET at
the church.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 643-5410 or
online at
www.adamsfh.com).

Bass Family

Reunion to be

held April 3
The Bass, Boyette,
Blizzard, Dudley, Brazzell,
Durden, Edenfield, Jeter
and Pitts Family Reunion
will be held Saturday, April
3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the Grand Ridge
Community Center behind
City Hall.
Please bring a covered
.dish and your choice of
drink. An $8 contribution
is being asked to help with
the rental of the facility and
the supplies.
For more information,
contact Christy Cook, (850)
237-1372, Joyce & Bobby
Snellgrove, (850) 579-
4730, Wanda ' Durden,
(850) 593-5204 from 6:00-
12:00 a.m. or Mary Oden,
(936) 433-4957.


17826 NE Crozier St. * Blountstown, FL 32424
Sr' Pastor: Dr, Ernie Gray
Pastorerniegrav@iuno,com


Women's Conference
planned this weekend

A "We Will Rise
Women's" Conference will
be held on Friday, March
19, at 7:00 p.m. and
Saturday, March 20, at
10:00 am. (CT) at
Blountstown Community
Church.
Guest speaker for the
conference will be
Evangelist Becky Kent. A
luncheon will follow
Saturday mornings service.
A Love Offering will be
taken up for women's min-


What is so offensive
about the Cross anyway?
On what basis would any-
one resent it? Precisely
this: the Cross. holds us
accountable for our sin and
tells us there is nothing we
can do about it!
In the aftermath of the
first sin, Adam said, "It's
not my fault." Eve said,
"It's not my fault." But the
Cross is a fact disclosing our
guilt and accountability for
sin.
The Cross is an offense
to our pride. Surely there
is something we can dO to
justify ourselves and save
face. There must be rules
we can keep or some mark
we can bear. Isn't there
some ceremony or ritual
that can declare us OK
after all? Scripture states
that if there is, then the
Cross is unnecessary, irrele-
vant and no good.
Jesus said the kingdom'
of heaven belongs to those
who are poor in spirit , ,
Matthew 5:3. With
acceptance of the Cross



GotNe


Email us!N


850-866-4036


Schedule of Services
* Morning Worship 9:00 am.
* Sunday School 10:15 am,
* Wed. Bible Study 6:00 p.m.



St. Mary Missionary

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


Meaningful Bible Study.........................9:45 AM
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


istry. We hope you will join
us for a good time in the
Lord.
The church is located at
16345 SE County Road
69, (Hugh Creek Rd),
Blountstown. For more
information call 674-7023,
Jeanie Rogers, 247-9097 or
643-3602.

Christian Home FWB
celebrating 116 years

Christian Home contin-
ues to celebrate 116 years
of faithful service to the
Lord's work. Sunday,


comes both our admission
of guilt and our release
from it. The simplicity
seems too much for human
pride to accept.
Jesus' way is so much
better. Instead of a lifetime
effort at self-justification,
we can enjoy a lifetime fel-
lowship with Jesus. Our
energy goes to the expres-
sion of gratitude and love in
service and ministry.
Remember, all the ways to
reach God are humble
ones.


March 21, will be Woman's
Auxiliary Sunday.

The Woman's Auxiliary
plays a major role in
Christian Home Church,
they do many things, but
their main focus is on
Missions. The service will
begin at 11:00 a.m. Bro.
Ron Burger and congrega-
tion would like to extend a
special invitation to every-
one.
The church is located on
Highway 69 North,
Blountstown. For more
information, please call
674-5194 or 674-4368.


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Chsan me Free Y w Baptt Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424


Sunday Services
Sunday School,,,9:45 AM
Morning Worship,,,11:00 AM
Evening Worship,..6:00 PM
Wednesday Service,,,6:00 PM


Ron Burger, Pastor
850-674-5194
www,christianhoiefreewillbaptistchurch.org
e-mail: chfwbc@aol.com
Come Be Our Guest!


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



Blountstown First

Assembly of God Church


Sunday Services
Sunday School...9:45 AM
Morning Worship...11:00 AM
Evening Worship...5:00 PM
Wednesday Service...7:00 PM


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


Monday Noon


Arrow of Truth

by Rev. R.W. Waterman


Offense Of The Cross

Galatians 5:11


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

Laban Bontrager, DMD

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


Ch0rci Director01

For Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 q


First Church of the Nazarene


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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, Page 11


Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 2010-002 PR
In Re: Estate Of:
JAMES ALLEN CAIN,
Deceased.

AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of
James Allen Cain, deceased, whose date
of death was September 2, 2009, and
whose Social Security Number is 337-52-
2226, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of
which Is 20859 S.E. Central Avenue,
Blountstown, Florida 32424. The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims pr demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
amended notice has been served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS AMENDED
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMEND-
ED NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL . BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
amended notice is March 10, 2010.

Personal Representative:
GWENDOLYN CAIN
10668 S.W. CAIN FORTNER ROAD
KINARD, ORIDA 32449

Attorney for Pesonal Representative:
s/ H. Matthew uqua
Florida Bar No: 01101

BONDURANT AND FUQUA, P.A.

4450 Lafayette Street
Post Office Box 1508
Marianna, Florida 32447
(850) 526-2263


Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY

Case #: 2008-CA-000316

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company,
as
Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust
2007-2,
Plaintiff,
-vs-

Walter J. Newton and Gay W. Newton, His
Wife; GE Money Bank, Successor In
Interest to Monogram Credit Card
Bank of GA.;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 23, 2010,
entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000316
of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Calhoun County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee for Saxton Asset
Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff and
Walter J. Newton and Gay W. Newton, are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT
STEPS OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE AT 20859 Central Avenue
East, Blountstown, Florida 32424 at 11:00
A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on May
27, 2010, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS
EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY
OF CALHOUN AND THE, STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN DEED BOOK 124, AT PAGE
260, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED
INTHE SW 1/4OF NW 1/4 OF S28 T1N,
R8W, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT
THE POINT WHERE THE WEST RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF CHURCH STREET
INTERSECTS THE SOUGHT-RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET AND
RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREE 30
MINUTES, WEST 95.95 FEET, ALONG
THE WEST SIDE OF CHURCH STREET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39
MINUTES WEST 112.5 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES
34 SECONDS EAST 97.03 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06
MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG
THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
LAMBERT STREET 112.5 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS


PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE N
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, FL 32424 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAY S OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8770.
DATED at BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida this
26th day of February, 2010.

RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Circuit and County Courts


Legal Notice

NOTICE OF DISPOSAL

M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will
dispose of contents of the following unit on
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. if
not paid in full and emptied out. The unit is
believed to contain household and/or per-
sonal property.

Rebecca Harold, Units 13 & 14 North


WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE ,DF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF'THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is March 17, 2010.
Personal Representative:
KARLIER ROBINSON
1537 Grace Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32405
Attorney for Personal Representative:
RODOLFO SUAREZ, JR., ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 013201
2950 SW 27 Avenue, Ste. 300 _
Miami, FL 33133
Telephone: (305) 448-4244
Fax: (305) 448-4211


Legal Notice Legal Notice


The Calhoun County School Board pro-
poses to amend the following policies as
required by Florida Statute:

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER 3 - SCHOOL ADMINISTRA-
TION
CHAPTER 4 - CURRICULUM AND
INSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 5 - STUDENTS
CHAPTER 6 - HUMAN RESOURCES
CHAPTER 7 - BUSINESS SERVICES
CHAPTER 8 - AUXILIARY SERVICES

Amending Policies:

Policy 3.50 Public Information and
Inspection of Records
Policy 4.21 Instructional Materials
Selection
Policy 5.30 Student Control
Policy 5.32 Zero Tolerance for School
Related Crimes
Policy 6.15 Assisting Teachers to
Become Highly Qualified
Policy 6.18 Contracts: Instructional and
Administrative Personnel
Policy 6.32 Telephone Calls, Electronic
Communication and Facsimiles
Policy 6.542 Family and Medical Leave
Policy 6.81 Social Security Numbers
Policy 7.35 Investment of Funds
Policy 7.52 Travel Expense
Reimbursement
Policy 7.70 Purchasing and Bidding
Policy 8.10 Safety
Policy 8.30 Purpose and Functions of
the Transportation Program
Policy 8.45 School Breakfast Program

Entire proposals are available for viewing
at the School Superintendent's Office,
Room G-20, Calhoun County Court
House, Blountstown, Florida.
A hearing will be held on the above poli-
cies in the Cooperative Extension Building
at 20816 Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, Florida at the Regular School
Board meeting beginning at 4:30 P.M.,
CDT, Tuesday, April 13, 2010..
Kelly King, Board Chairman
Calhoun County School,
Wilson T. McClellan, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools


Legal Notice

PUBLIC AUCTION

Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc. will hold
a public auction on, March 30, 2010 at
2:00 (P.M.) on a:

1998 FORD MUSTANG,
GREEN IN COLOR
Vin# 1 FAFP4047WF104173

Auction will be held at Mallory Towing and
Recovery Inc. at 18114-State Road 20
West in Blountstown FL., 850-674-2869.

Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc. reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.


Legal Notice

THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2010-040PR
Division: McClellan

In Re: Estate
VIOLA CHRISTINA ROBINSON,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of
VIOLA CHRISTINA ROBINSON,
deceased, whose date of death was July
26, 2008, Is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of
which is 20859 S.E. Central Avenue,
Blountstown, Florida 32424. The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this Court


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIMON
G. or E.W. PRICE the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No.538 Year of Issuance: 2007

. DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel#
R28-2N-11-0530-0002-2300
Lots 23-36, Block 2, Lake Center Park
Subdivision, lying and being in Section 28,
Township 2 North, Range 11 West,
Calhoun County, Florida.

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: I Buy
Land LLC, 4120 N. Goldwater Blvd., Ste.
125B, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Said Property being the County of CAL-
HOUN, STATE OF FLORIDA. Unless.such
certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certifi-
cate shall be SOLD to the highest bidder at
the Courthouse door on May 6, 2010 at
10:00 A.M. CST.
RUTH W. ATTAWAY
Clerk of Circuit Court of
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA


Legal Notice

IN THE CIROUIT'COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTHIJJDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA .
CIVIC ACTION

CASE NO 07-2009-CA-000038
DIVISION

CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
-vs-

MATTHEW A. WATKINS, et al,
Defendants)

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated March 10, 2010 and entered in
Case No.07-2009-CA-000038 of the
Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for CALHOUN
County, Florida where CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and
MATTHEW A. WATKINS; JANA WATKINS
AKA JANA R. WATKINS; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A CAROL
FINUFF, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JERRY
FINUFF are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
LOBBY OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM CST, on the
8th, day of April, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:

COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 10 WEST, CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE WEST
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 33, 660.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH
913.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, THENCE NORTH 208.71 FEET,
THENCE WEST 208.71 FEET, ..THENCE
SOUTH 208.71 FEET, THENCE EAST
208.71 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.

A/K/A 22396 NW GOODWIN ROAD,
ALTHA, FL 324210000

Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on March 10. 2010.


Ruth W. Attaway
Clerk of the Circuit Court


Bristol Lions donate to Hosford Library'

The Bristol Lions Club President Billy Don Smith recently presented Mrs. Fonda Tanner a
check for $200 made out to the Friends of the Library toward the purchase of a computer for
the Hosford Liberty County Library. This check with other donations put the project about
55% of the way toward the purchase price of a new computer for the Hosford Library.
Donations for this project may be dropped off at either the Hosford or Bristol Library. This
purchase is necessitated by a lack of funds available through the county and state, but a
great need within the community. Pictured at the donation presentation are (front row, from
left) Billy Faircloth, Bristol Lions Club President Billy Don Smith, Liberty County Library
Supervisor Fonda Tanner, Ruth Pickron, Ann Smith, Janet Patterson, (back row) Bob Pickron,
Bulah Moran, Wilber Moran, and Coy Dasher.
__ ______________)


Calhoun/Liberty Patriots Club started

There's a new club in town and you're invited to get involved. Jim Pruette and friends have
started the Calhoun/Liberty Patriots and held an organizational meeting Mar. 4 at the
Extension Office in Blountstown. Pruette is shown above with special guest at the meeting,
Diane Berryhill, who is running for the seat currently held by Congressman Allen Boyd. The
next Patriots meeting is set for April 15 at 6 p.m. CT at the Extension Office.




NOTICE OF CALHOUN COUNTY

SUPER COUNCIL MEETING



Notice is hereby given that the following elected Boards

will have an open meeting on Tuesday,March 23 at 5:30

p.m. at the Calhoun County Public Library Heritage

Room located at 17731 North Pear Street in Blountstown.



Board of Calhoun County Commissioners

Calhoun County School Board

Blountstown City Council

Altha Town Council



The Boards will meet in joint open session to give

updates on ongoing projects in Calhoun County.



A copy of the agenda is available at the Calhoun County

Chamber of Commerce office, Calhoun County Clerk of

Court's office, Calhoun County School Board office,

Blountstown City Hall, and Altha Town Hall.






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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, Page 12


MILITARY M1EWS


A TRIBUTE TO OUR SOLDIERS "" - " A A 'I 7
Pvt. Michael Stripling graduates from
Saluting Those Who Served Our Country Infantryman Training at Ft. Benning


KENNETH CONNER
U.S. Army
1952 to 1954
Korean War


CHATMAN ADAMS
U.S. Army, Navy,.
and Air Force
Korean War, Vietnam


DONALD RAY DEMONT
U.S. Army
1965 to 1967
Vietnam War


The County Record is paying tribute to the men and women who have served our great
country in the military. If you or someone you know is a veteran living in Calhoun County
(or a veteran from the community who has passed away), please email the photo and
details to news@thecountyrecord.net or drop it off at our office on Central Avenue West
next to Badcock & More. We are alsoreceiving veteran photos from the Supervisor of
Elections Office that are-posted on their Facebook page.


Army Pvt. Michael S.
Stripling has graduated
from the Infantryman One
Station Unit Training at
Fort Benning, Columbus,
Ga. The training consists of
Basic Infantry Training and
Advanced Individual
Training.
During the nine weeks
of basic combat training,
the soldier received train-
ing in drill and ceremonies,
weapons employment, map
reading, tactics, military
courtesy, military justice,
physical fitness, first aid
skills, and Army history,
core values and traditions.
Additional training includ-
ed development of basic
combat skills and battle-
field operations and tactics,
and experienced use of var-
ious weapons and weapons
defenses available to the
infantry crewman.
The Advanced
Individual Training course
is designed to train infantry
I soldiers to perform recon-
naissance operations;


employ, fire .and recover
anti-personnel and anti-
tank mines; locate and neu-
tralize land mines and
operate target and sight
equipment; operate and
maintain communications
equipment and radio net-
works; construct field firing
aids for infantry weapons;
and perform infantry com-
bat exercises and dismount-
ed battle drills, which


includes survival proce-
dures in a nuclear, biologi-
cal or chemical contaminat-
ed area.
He is the son of Steve
Stripling of Bay Ave,
Wewahitchka, Fla., and
Renee Crawfird of N.W
Ashley Shiver Road, Altha,
Fla.
Stripling is a 2008 grad-
uate of Wewahitchka High
School.


Assault continued


said the man swung at him
first, then he responded by
striking him in the head
with the stick. The man's
grown son allegedly tried to
defend his father and hit
Hatcher in the arm with a
piece of stick. Hatcher
reportedly responded by
hitting the son in the head,
splitting it open.
Inv. Partridge inter-
viewed witnesses who said
Hatcher walked over to the
man's yard, with the stick


in hand, and started the
confrontation.
Both the father and son
were taken to Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital where
they were treated for
severe lacerations to the
head. Hatcher was booked
into the Calhoun County
Jail and given a conditional
release Friday.

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AUCTION


AUCTION
FARM EQUIPMENT
Saturday, March 27, 2010
8:00 A.M. until
1-mile, East of Greenwood,
Florida
on Highway 69 Fort Rd.
CONSIGNMENTS WEL-
COME
John Stanley
(850) 594-5200
AU044/AB491

BOATS

1986 STV Lightweight 2.4
Bridgeport EFI 20" Offshore
mid, new hydraulic steering,
motor has approx. 5 hours
since completed rebuilt, it
also has 2 Yamaha props,
one is a 22 pitch, the other
is a 24 pitch. One set of
19cc heads, 2 extra lower
units, 2 extra power heads
for parts and 2 or 3 boxes of
extra parts. $8,500 OBO.
.Call 850-258-4052.

24' camping boat, GPS
Fish Finder, Marine Radio,
brand new trailer. Asking
$4,500. Call 674-9030 or
447-3747.

AUTOS

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V6, 4 door, looks and runs
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3918 after 5 p.m.

1991 Chevy Conversion
van, white, looks and runs
good. No A/C, asking
$1,200. Call 447-4647.

1989 Jeep Wrangler, hard
top, 5 speed, new paint,
$4,000. Call 674-1480 or
days, 643-6808 -

FOR RENT

P.C. Beach condo for rent.
2 bedrooms, 2 bath. On
lagoon, across street from
beach. Sleeps 6. $150 1st
night, $100 each additional.
Very nice, very clean - call
Shalene at 209-2567.

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FARM WORKERS
AND CROP LABORERS
Craftsbury, Vermont area. 6 temporary positions at Pete's Greens. To
start approx. 03/08/10 to 01/08/11. Guaranteed wage is $9.50 per
hr.
Westminster, Vermont area. 14 temporary positions at Harolw Farm.
To start approx. 04/01.2010 to 11/20/2010. Guaranteed wage is
$9.70 per hr.
Putney, Vermont area. 3 temporary positions at Old Athens Farm. To
start approx. 03/06/2010 to 12/06/2010. Workers needed to do field
work, hand weeding, hoeing and planting etc. for diversified ground
crops. Wil also harvest crops. A great deal of heavy lifting, standing,
bending & kneeling for long periods of time. Prod. standards required.
Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided
without cost. Housing provided at no cost to workers who resided
outside the normal commuting distance. Transportation cost
reimbursed at 15 days or 50% of contract period, whichever comes
first.
Contact the .nearest Department of Labor Office for application and
referral. Job order numbers are as follows:
74004 - Pete's Greens
74724 - Harlow Farm
74001 - Old Athens Farm
March 17, 2010


FARM WORKERS AND
CROP LABORERS
Colchester, Vermont Area. 6 temporary positions at
Paul Mazza's Fruit and Vegetables, Inc. Workers
needed to do field work, hand weeding, hoeing,
planting etc. for diversified ground crops. Will also
harvest crops. To start approx. 04/07/10 to 11/25/10. A
great deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending and
kneeling for long periods of time. Wage is $10.20 per
hr. Prod. standards required. Work is guaranteed for
3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided without cost.
Housing provided at no cost to workers who reside
outside of the normal commuting distance.
Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days or 50% of
contract period, whichever comes first.

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application and referral. Job order number: 75114.
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RV trailers for rent.
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lawn service, garbage, mail
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service available. $85.00 -
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nished. NO pets. Call 674-
4011.

(5) homes for rent in
Blountstown City Limits.
New paint, new carpet, new
appliances. Starting at
$400/rent plus
$400/deposit. Call 850-591-
3913

FOR SALE

Prom dress for sale, size
'6, red satin, matching purse
included. Call 643-7794.

California extra king size
mattress and box springs,
great shape, $250. Call
674-1262.

Prom dresses, sizes 4, 6,
8, and 16. $75 - $100. Call
674-5617.

9 mm brass casing, once
fired 5000, $200. Call 762-
3245.

2005 Yamaha Raptor 660,
low hours, GYTR exhaust &
jet kit, $3500. Call 840-447-
0812.

Solid oak entertainment
center, 7' tall x 42" wide,
recessing doors, $200. Call
209-4500.

Prom dress, rose, new, $
based on need. Call 209-
4500.

GE Spacemaker
microwave XL1600, excel-
lent, bisque color, paid
$400, asking $200. Call
cell: 850-661-0513, BrendaL
Hurst.

Youth loft bed, white wash
and navy blue, matching
dresser, mirror and desk,
$200, good condition; gam-
ing table with all acces-
sories for Texas Hold'em
Table Tennis and Pool,
$100, good condition; Oak
twin trundle bed with draw-
ers, $125, excellent condi-
tion. Call anytime at 674-
3381 after 8:00 a.m. and
before 8:00 p.m.

Graco Snug Ride infant
carrier with base, $30; baby
tub with shower, $5; Graco
humidifier, $10; Fisher Price
bouncy seat, vibrates and
plays music, $5. All prices
are best offer. Call 447-
0235.

Set of 4 P275/65 R18 BF
Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A
tires, approximately 75%


tread left. $250. Gall 674-
3303 if no answer leave
message, will call back.

FREE CAT

Free to a good home, 4
year old pure black spade
female house cat, needs
single pet home; 7 month
old gray striped cat, ener-
getic and loves to play, call
674-5848.

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3 bedroom, 2 bath home in
Blountstown. Vinyl siding,
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tile flooring. Get up to
$23,000:00 in down pay-
ment assistance with no
repay. Call for details.
$115,000.00. Call 850-
762-8185.

PETS FOR SALE
5 year old Stallion Dunn
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high, $200. Call 762-2741.

Full blooded Black Lab
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ACREAGE

(2) - 1/2 acre lots across
from Woodmont.
Land./Home package avail-
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Starting at $15.500. Call
674-4885 or 447-0348.

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WANTED

WANTED - Are you ready
to trade it in? I need a full
size pick-up, low mileage, if
possible, year 2003-2007.
No dealers please. Call
674-4011 after 5 p.m.

Electric guitar wanted with
or without amp or case. Call
674-4011 after 5:30 p.m.

Wanted 2 - 3 bedroom
older fixer upper mobile
home. Call 237-1603, leave
message.

Wanted transmission and
transfer case for 1997 Ford
Explorer. Call 643-6143.

YARD SALE

Yard sale Saturday, 7:00
a.m. until 12 noon at 17096
NE Pear St., Blountstown.
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Scorcese's 'Shutter Island'
In 1954, recently widowed U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels
(Leonardo DiCaprio) goes to a mysterious island to inves-
tigate the disappearance of a patient at to investigate the
Ashecliff Hospital for the Criminally Insane, multiple mur-
deress Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer). Soon after
arriving at the asylum, Daniels realizes that something ter-
rible is happening on Shutter Island.
Such is the plot for Martin Scorcese's twenty-first fea-
ture film, Shutter Island. Scorcese, as you may now is
arguably the greatest living American filmmaker, responsi-
ble for such timeless masterpieces as Taxi Driver, Raging
Bull, and my personal favorite Scorcese film, the 1990
mob classic Goodfellas. Shutter Island doesn't quite reach
the heights of these films, but it's certainly not to be
missed.
As with most Scorcese films, Island is a showcase of
stellar performances. As Teddy Daniels, a man haunted
by the murders he committed in World War II and the
recent brutal death of his wife, DiCaprio gives possibly the
finest performance of his career thus far, high praise con-
sidering the 35-year-old actor's excellent body of work.
Ben Kingsley does his best work in years as Dr. Cawley,
the highly suspicious mastermind behind Ashecliff.
Though she only appears in flashbacks and dream
sequences within Daniels' mind, Michelle Williams
(Brokeback Mountain) is seriously chilling as Dolores,
Teddy's deceased wife. Also on hand for scene-stealing
performances are Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Ted
Levine (best known as Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the
Lambs), and veteran Swedish actor Max von Sydow (The
Seventh Seal, The Exorcist), one of the all-time greats.
The one weak-link in the acting, and the most notable flaw
in the film, is Mark Ruffalo, who turns in a rather bland,
lifeless performance as Daniels' newly assigned partner,
Chuck Aule. Fortunately, Ruffalo doesn't have an abun-
dance of time onscreen.
This is a given at this point in the man's illustrious four-
decade career, but Scorcese's direction is brilliant, particu-
larly shining in the aforementioned dream sequences. The
film is beautifully shot by Scorcese's frequent collaborator,
Director of Photography Robert Richardson, and the
screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Dennis Lehane, upon'
whose novel the film is based, is masterful, with shocking
twists that actually work and don't feel tacked on. To
briefly summarize, Shutter Island, while not a master-
piece, is a thought-provoking thrill ride. (Rated R, now in
theatres)







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.. . By BMS History Department

March 17
1862 - The U.S. Treasury introduces paper money,
'greenbacks," to help finance the American Civil War.
March 18
1925 - The Great Tri-State Tornado, the worst in U.S. his-
tory, cuts a 219-mile path through eastern Missouri, south-
ern Illinois, and southern Indiana, killing 695 people, injur-
ing some 13,000, and causing $17 million in property dam-
age.
March 19
1883 - African-American inventor Jan Matzeliger patents
the lasting machine, the first device to automate the manu-
facture of shoes.
March 20
1727 - English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac
Newton, the leading figure of the 17th-cantury scientific rev-
olution, dies in London.
March 21
1617 - Rebecca Rolfe, better known as Pocahontas, dies
in England while on a visit with her English husband, the
colonist John Rolfe.
March 22
1946 - At White Sands, New Mexico, the first American-
built rocket to leave the atmosphere is launched.
March 23
1775 - Speaking to second Virginia Convention,
American revolutionary Patrick Henry declares his feelings
about independence: "I know not what course others may
take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"


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Now' class,

support group

starts April 6

at hospital
If you're ready to "Quit
Smoking Now" it's time to
attend the class/support
group being offered at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
The "Quit Smoking
Now" curriculum has been
developed by ex-smokers
for those who want to
become ex-smokers them-
selves.
The group meets once a
week on Tuesdays and the
next series starts on April 6
at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
There is no cost to attend.
Individual counseling is also
available by appointment
free of charge. Free NRT is
available for class partici-
pants!
For pre-registration, call
Wanda Armstrong, 674-
5411 or Karen Fader , 850-
573-4351.


about deadline for DCP program


Charles H. Golden
Executive Director for the
Calhoun/Liberty Farm
Service Agency (FSA)
reminds producers of the
June 1st deadline to enroll
in the 2010 Direct and
Counter Cyclical Payment
(DCP) program.
Producers must sign-up
annually for this FSA direct
payment program.
"It is very important
that each owner and opera-
tor sharing in the farms
payments must sign-up by
June 1," Golden said.
"There are no late file pro-
visions in 2010, so any con-


tract not signed by June 1
will not be approved."
FSA computes DCP
Program payments using
base acres and payment
yields established for each
farm. Eligible producers
receive direct payments at
rates established by statute
regardless of market prices.
For 2010, eligible produc-
ers may request to receive
advance direct payments
based on 22 percent of the
direct payment. FSA
began issuing advance
direct payments on Dec. 1,
2009.
Golden also reminds


producers of the FSA
Average Crop Revenue
Election (ACRE) program,
which also has a June 1 sign
up deadline. ACRE pro-
vides producers a safety net
based on state revenue
losses and acts in place of
the price-based counter-
cyclical payments under
DCP A farm's payment is
based on a revenue guaran-
tee, calculated using a 5-
year average state yield
and the most recent 2-year
national price for each eligi-
ble commodity. For the
2010 crop, the 2-year price
average will be based on


the '08 and '09 crop years.
To enroll in the DCP or
ACRE programs, contact
the Calhoun/Liberty
County FSA office. To
save a trip to the office, use
the eDCP automated web-
site at www.fsa.usda.
gov/dcp. To access the serv-
ice, producers must have
an active USDA
eAuthentication Level 2
account, which requires fill-
ing out an online registra-
tion form at www.eauth
.egov.usda.gov, followed by
a visit to the local USDA
Service Center for identity
verification.


Pioneer Settlement's Boston Butt


Cook Off rescheduled for May 7th


The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement's annual
Boston Butt Cook Off has
been postponed till May 7.
Sorry for any inconven-
ience. Admission is free.
We will be having a music
jam with some local musi-
cians. For a donation of $6
we will be serving Chicken
Pelau, drink, and dessert.


We are currently looking
for contestants to partici-
pate in the cook off. First
place prize will be $100.00
second place $50.00 and
third place $25.00. The
Settlement will provide the
Boston Butts.. If you or if
you know anyone that is
interested in, becoming a
participant please call 674-


2777 or email us at
info@ppmuseum.org.
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a living muse-
um documenting rural life
in NW Florida since the
early 1800's. It is located in
Sam Atkins Park, about 1
mile west of the intersec-
tion of Hwy 71 and Hwy20.
Follow HWY 20 West out


of Blountstown. Look for
signs for Sam Atkins Park.
Turn North at Lindy's
Fried Chicken (Silas Green
St.). Follow the signs.
For more information,
contact the Settlement at
674-2777. For further
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buildings at the Settlement
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MILITARY NEWS


A TRIBUTE TO OUR SOLDIERS 'n ni aim S WV
-I-. r/- r Pvt. Michael Stripling graduates from


Saluting Those Ho Served Our Country


KENNETH CONNER CHATMAN ADAMS DONALD RAY DEMONT
U.S. Army U.S. Army, Navy, U.S. Army
1952 to 1954 and Air Force 1965 to 1967
Korean War Korean War, Vietnam Vietnam War
The County Record is paying tribute to the men and women who have served our great
country in the military. If you or someone you know is a veteran living in Calhoun County
(or a veteran from the community who has passed away), please email the photo and
details to news@thecountyrecord.net or drop it off at our office on Central Avenue West
next to Badcock & More. We are also receiving veteran photos from the Supervisor of
Elections Office that are posted on their Facebook page.


Infantryman
Army Pvt. Michael S.
Stripling has graduated
from the Infantryman One
Station Unit Training at
Fort Benning, Columbus,
Ga. The training consists of
Basic Infantry Training and
Advanced Individual
Training.
During the nine weeks
of basic combat training,
the soldier received train-
ing in drill and ceremonies,
weapons employment, map
reading, tactics, military
courtesy, military justice,
physical fitness, first aid
skills, and Army history,
core values and traditions.
Additional training includ-
ed development of basic
combat skills and battle-
field operations and tactics,
and experienced use of var-
ious weapons and weapons
defenses available to the
infantry crewman.
The Advanced
Individual Training course
is designed to train infantry
soldiers to perform recon-
naissance operations;


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Training at Ft. Benning


employ, fire and recover
anti-personnel and anti-
tank mines; locate and neu-
tralize land mines and
operate target and sight
equipment; operate and
maintain communications
equipment and radio net-
works; construct field firing
aids for infantry weapons;
and perform infantry com-
bat exercises and dismount-
ed battle drills, which


includes survival proce-
dures in a nuclear, biologi-
cal or chemical contaminat-
ed area.
He is the son of Steve
Stripling of Bay Ave,
Wewahitchka, Fla., and
Renee Crawford of N.W.
Ashley Shiver Road, Altha,
Fla.
Stripling is a 2008 grad-
uate of Wewahitchka High
School.


Assault continued


said the man swung at him
first, then he responded by
striking him in the head
with the stick. The man's
grown son allegedly tried to
defend his father and hit
Hatcher in the arm with a
piece of stick. Hatcher
reportedly responded by
hitting the son in the head,
splitting it open.
Inv. Partridge inter-
viewed witnesses who said
Hatcher walked over to the
man's yard, with the stick


in hand, and started the
confrontation.
Both the father and son
were taken to Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital where
they were treated for
severe lacerations to the
head. Hatcher was booked
into the Calhoun County
Jail and given a conditional
release Friday.

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Students of the Month;



'A" celebration is held


Students of the Month
Principal Darryl Taylor,
Jr. is pleased to announce
the Carr School Students of
the month. They include
(pictured above, front row,
from left) KA Samaul
Bryant, KB Alex
McLendon, 1A Danielle
McDaniel, 1B Michael
Carpenter, 2A Cane Miller,
3A Katrina Miles, 3B
Jenna Dees, 4A Emily
Doyle, 4B Kayla Arnett,
(back row) 5A Hannah
Carrillo, 5B Mabeth
Fuentes, 6A Jessica Deans,
6B Randy Girardot, 7A
Sarah McCausland, 7B
Santana Lee, 8A Kennedy
Yon, and 8B Ryan Flowers.
Absent is 2B Joni Smith.

"A" Celebration
Carr School recently
held its A+ Celebration.
Students enjoyed an after-
noon of play on inflatables,
great food, and an inspiring
motivational speaker.
Kindergartner Austin
Gonzalez (top right) had fun
in the maze. Mr. Will
Leonard (bottom right)
encouraged the boys and
girls to do their very best.
Everyone thought the event
was a success!


RSVP seeking volunteers



to help out at Carr School


Elder Care Services and
the Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program have
partnered with Carr
Elementary and Middle
School to help students one
on one with reading and
math skills, also to mentor
and council students. The
mission of Carr School is to
provide a safe, caring, stim-
ulating, and student cen-
tered environment so each
student may become pro-
ductive citizens. They
believe students must pos-
sess the academic skills to
enhance their individual
talents and abilities, allow-
ing them to respectfully
cooperate and communi-
cate with others. Above all,
they strive to hold the emo-
tional and physical well


being of their students in
the highest esteem and pro-
vide interesting educational
experiences. They envision
Carr School as a learning
institution where this mis-
sion is carried out. Faculty
and parents alike con-
tribute in creating produc-
tive members of society.
Volunteering provides a
two-fold benefit---it helps
the giver and the receiver.
RSVP is federally funded
through the Corporation for
National and Community
Service and sponsored
locally by Elder Care
Services, A United Way
Agency. The main goal of
RSVP is aimed at utilizing
the skills and life experi-
ences of seniors 55 and
over to address community


needs. There are many
benefits that come with vol-
unteering. As a member of
RSVP, you will receive
FREE excess automobile
liability insurance to cover
you to and from your place-
ment of volunteering, and
personal liability coverage
while you are on site.
Volunteers receive a quar-
terly newsletter and are
recognized annually for
their service to the commu-
nity.
To learn more about the
potential of volunteering at
Carr Elementary and
Middle School please con-
tact Maranda at 850-674-
2777, or 850-643-7096.
Email: rsvpvcoordina-
tor@yahoo.com


MASONIC LODGE "ADOPTS" 2ND GRADE CLASS: The Red Level Masonic Lodge has
"adopted" the 2nd grade classes at Altha school. They made a $200 donation will be used
to purchase hands-on science and math materials. Pictured is Masonic member, Roy Cook,
and 2nd grade teachers, Rhonda Price and Cindy Alday.


Book Fair March 22-26;



FCA breakfast on Friday


Scholastic Book Fair
by Brittney Pate
Altha School will host a
Scholastic Book Fair on
March 22 26 in the media
center. Families, teachers,
and the community are
invited to attend the fair,
which will feature the
theme: "Book Fair Diner-
All You Can Read!" Hours
for the fair will be 8 a.m. -
3 p.m. daily. On Tuesday,
March 23, there will be a
special Family Event from
3 6 p.m. The event will
include refreshments, diner
contests, and time to
browse at the fair.
On Thursday, March
25, a Book Fair Breakfast
will be served in the media
center from 7 7:30 a.m.
for parents and grandpar-
ents who would like to
come browse the book fair
with their child. Look for
your special invitation that
will be sent home with your
child this week.

The book fair will offer
specially priced books and
educational products,
including new releases,
award-winning titles, chil-
dren's classics, interactive
software, current best-
sellers, and books for par-
ents from more than 150
publishers.
As always, our
Scholastic Book Fair prom-
ises to be a great event for
literacy.

Calendar
Wednesday, March 17,
St. Patrick's Day; Varsity
Baseball vs. Coosa Valley
Academy, 1 pm; FCAT
Science 5th grade; FCAT
Make Up testing


Thursday, March 18,
Big Bend Meet Boys
Weightlifting at Godby, 2
pm; Varsity Baseball at RF
Munroe, 5 pm; FCAT
Make Up testing
Friday, March 19, FCA
Breakfast at Altha First
Baptist Church; Varsity
Softball vs. FAMU, 4:30
pm; Varsity Baseball vs.


Cottondale, 6 pm
Saturday, March 20,
Varsity Softball
Tournament at Altha
Recreational Park, Altha
vs. Arnold at 10 am, Altha
vs. PSJ at 12 pm, Altha
Alumni Game at 2 pm

Tuesday, March 23,
Report Card Day


'BeachReach' offers rides,


pancakes at Spring Beak


As hundreds of thou-
sands of students converge
upon Panama City Beach
for the annual college ritu-
al, one group is poised to
offer students a safe alter-
native to spring break's
risky behaviors.
BeachReach, a program
that has been offering rides
and pancake meals to
spring breakers for since
1998, is on-site and ready
to provide more than
13,000 rides over a three-
week period to students
needing a safe ride to their
destination.
In addition to getting
drunk drivers off the roads,
the goal of the nearly 700
BeachReach student volun-
teers is to work in partner-
ship with local authorities
and corporate partners,
including Verizon, to help
lower the startling high
numbers of binge drinking
and physical assaults that


plague Panama City each
March.
"Our goal is to develop
relationships with students
while providing needed
services that will keep
them out of harm's way,"
said Angel Ellis, event proj-
ect coordinator for
Threads, the program that
sponsor's BeachReach.
"We've assisted several
girls that needed help after
being in uncomfortable sit-
uations and countless more
students that planned to try
to drive back to their
hotel."
In addition to safe rides,
BeachReach will provide a
free pancake breakfast and
an opportunity for fellow-
ship among students from
March 6 through March
26. Last year, BeachReach
served more than 12,000
pancakes over 12 days
from its location at 10901
Front Beach Rd., Panama


City Beach.
For more information,
visit http://threadsmedia
.com/beachreach/ or via
phone 800.254.2022.


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Altha's Brigette Utley

vies for Watermelon title
The Florida Watermelon Association announced
recently that Brigette Rene' Utley of Altha has been
selected as a contestant for Florida Watermelon
Queen.
Brigette is the 21-year-old daughter of Lealus and
Mary Utley. She will join an elite group of young ladies
from 18 to 23 years old from throughout Florida to
compete for the state title.
The competition will be held March 26-28 during
the 42nd Annual Florida Watermelon Convention in
St. Augustine at the Renaissance Resort in the World
Golf Village.
The Florida Watermelon Queen travels throughout
Florida and the United States promoting the water-
melon industry and making guest appearances. She
gives tips on the selection, in addition to discussing the
nutritional and economic values of watermelon.
Brigette is sponsored by Valentine Ranch.



Miss Blountstown, Calhoun

pageants Saturday at BHS


WANTED: Great repre-
sentatives for Calhoun
County and Blountstown!
Each year, young ladies
chosen to represent in the
Miss Calhoun County and
Miss Blountstown pageants
spend countless hours not
only appearing at area
Chamber ribbon cuttings,
groundbreaking, and
parades, but they travel
throughout Northwest
Florida working for various
organizations and repre-
senting our county.
In years past, young
ladies have volunteered at
local nursing facilities,
organized a Queens Clean
Up day at local parks,
organized food drives for
hurricane/tornado victims,
and bagged groceries at
local supermarkets for
charity, just to name a few.
The Little Miss, Teen
Miss and Miss queens from
Blountstown and Calhoun
County go on to represent
our area at the Miss
Northwest Florida Pageant
in Panama City. Last year
local girls did very well at
this competition, with some
placing in the Top 5! They
also helped raise over
$4,000 for Susan G.
Komen and Breast Cancer
Awareness.


The Miss Northwest
Florida pageant organiza-
tion stresses age appropri-
ate styling, and not just
beauty on the outside, but
within. The girls have to
speak impromptu on stage
in local pageants, and if
they go on to regional com-
petition, will go through
two rounds of interviewing,
stage competition, then
another round of impromp-
tu questioning.
Each young lady repre-
senting Calhoun County
and Blountstown with this
organization must turn in a
monthly progress report
from their teacher stating
they have maintained good
behavior throughout the
month. They are kept on a
demerit system and once
10 demerits are received
they may no longer repre-
sent our area.
This year's pageants are
set for March 20th, with a
signup deadline of Friday,
March 12th. Attached is
an information sheet and
entry form. For more infor-
mation, contact Jami
Daniels, Miss Northwest
Florida, Executive
Director, at 334.300.1671
or jlynn4966@aol.com, or
visit www.Missnorthwest
florida.com.


Dr. Gil Nelson to speak at

Gardening Friends dinner


Gardening Friends of
the Big Bend is proud to
announce that Dr. Gil
Nelson will be the speaker
for the 3rd Annual GFBB
Speaker Dinner set for
Saturday, Mar. 27, at 6:30
p.m. at the Fountain H.
May, Sr. Building, North
Florida Research and
Education Center, at 155
Research Road in Quincy.
He will be speaking on
native plants for southern
landscapes. Dr. Nelson is a
writer, naturalist, photogra-
pher, and field botanist who
lives in southwest Georgia,
near Thomasville. He
writes, speaks, edits, and
consults on botany, ecology,
outdoor recreation, garden-
ing, and environmental sci-
ence topics, especially as
they relate to the south-
eastern United States.


Doors will open at 6:30
PM with an opportunity to
mingle with fellow garden-
ing enthusiasts, visit the
cash bar, and peruse the
silent auction items. A
delicious dinner will be
served at 7:00 PM.
Reservations are suggested
and must be made by
Wednesday, March 24.
They may be made by con-
tacting Clara Skipper via e-
mail at claraskipper@com-
cast.net or by using the
GFBB website, www.thegf-
bb.com.
Pre-registered tickets
will be $25 per person.
Tickets at the door will be
$30 each. Please mail your
check made out to GFBB,
to NFREC, 155 Research
Road, Quincy, FL 32351,
Attention: GFBB Speaker
Dinner.


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CaCI holding cookout for




Special Olympics Mar. 25


All around the world,
Special Olympics has a for-
midable and caring legion
of protectors and support-
ers: The Law Enforcement
Community.
The mission of Special
Olympics Florida is to pro-
vide year-round sports
training and athletic com-
petition in a variety of
Olympic-style sports for
children and adults with
intellectual disabilities. It
gives them the continuing
opportunity to develop
physical fitness, demon-
strate courage, experience
joy and participate in a
sharing of gifts, skills and
friendships with their fami-
lies and other Special
Olympic athletes and the
community.
The signature event of
the law enforcement com-
munity's year-round sup-
port of Special Olympics is
the annual Law


Enforcement Torch Run.
For 27 years, the "Flame of
Hope" has traversed
Florida in an intrastate
relay of simultaneous
routes throughout the state,
covering countless thou-
sands of miles. The torch is
carried by federal, state,
and local law enforcement
officers all the way from the
Alabama/Florida state line
in Century to the Opening
Ceremonies of Florida's
annual State Summer
Games, which will be held
May 14-16, 2010 at
Disney's Wide World of
Sports. The First Leg of
the Torch Run begins in
Escambia County
(Century) on Monday,
March 29, 2010 and ends
with the Final Leg in
Osceola County
(Kissimmee) on Friday,
May 14, with stops along
the way in virtually every
county in Florida.


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Former Carr Student's Art on Display in Vero Beach
Kaylee Sangster's picture was chosen to be on display at
the Indian River county school art show at Vero Beach Mall.
Kaylee is a fourth grade student at Sebastian Elementary
School. She is the daughter of Laura McCardle of Sebastian
and granddaughter of Carl and Alice McCardle of Altha.


HAPPY "8th" BIRTHDAY,
ZALA!!
"Juicy" celebrated her 8th
birthday on March 11th.
Zala is the daughter of Carla
Hall and Zary White. Her
maternal grandparents are
Janie and Carl Hall.
Paternal grandparents are
Wade and Eloise White.
Zala enjoys going shopping,
hanging out with friends and
getting her hair and nails
done. She will celebrate her
birthday with family and
friends on Saturday, March
20th at Rock It Lanes in
Panama City. We love you,
Juicy!!


The Florida Law
Enforcement Torch Run is
the largest annual public
relations and fund raising
event amongst Special
Olympics Florida and law
enforcement agencies.
Statewide, the participat-
ing chiefs, officers, sheriffs,
deputies, special agents,
correctional officers, proba-
tion and parole officers,
military police and cadets
from virtually every branch
of federal, state, county and
municipal law enforce-
ment, represent a total of
over 300 different agencies.
In 2009 the Florida
Department of Corrections
led all other agencies in the
number of participants and
the amount of money
raised, and is once again
proud to be a supporting
partner of the Special
Olympics Florida Law
Enforcement Torch Run.
On Thursday, March
25th, the Florida
Department of Corrections
will be participating in the
4th Annual Barbeque
across the State for Special
Olympics. Institutions and
Community Corrections


Circuits will be hosting bar-
beques simultaneously
across the state to raise
money for the Special
Olympics Florida.
In an effort to support
Special Olympics Florida,
Calhoun Correctional
Institution will be selling
dinners, Thursday, March
25. The dinners will con-
sist of leg quarters, baked
beans, coleslaw, bread and
a brownie for $6. All pro-
ceeds will go directly to
Special Olympics Florida.
Anyone interested in pur-
chasing a dinner should
contact one of the following
at Calhoun Correctional
Institution: Becky
Waldorff (850)237-6507,
Tracy Carman (850)237-
6524, Carole Vertz
(850)237-6534, April
Melvin (850)237-6555 or
Tori Money (850)237-
6547.

The Calhoun County leg
of Special Olympics
Florida, Law Enforcement
Torch Run will be Monday,
April 12. More informa-
tion will be provided in the
coming weeks.


HAPPY "9th" BIRTHDAY,
ZAI'KERIA!!
"Zie" celebrated her 9th
birthday on March 15th.
Zai'Keria is kthe daughter of
Carla Hall and Zary White.
Her maternal grandparents
are Janie and Carl Hall.
Paternal grandparents are
Wade and Eloise White. Zie
enjoys going shopping,
hanging out with Auntie
Ashley, and talking on the
phone. She will celebrate her
birthday with family and
friends on Saturday,
March20th at Rock It Lanes
in Panama City. We love
you, Zie!!


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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, Page 10


PAULINE BLACK
BROWN
Pauline Black Brown,
83, of Hosford passed away
Friday, March 12, 2010, in
Hosford.
She was a native and
lifelong resident of Liberty
County and was a member
of Corinth Baptist Church.
She was a retired secretary
with the State of Florida.
She is survived by her
husband, Pharis J. "Sonny"
Brown, of Hosford; two
sons, Harold Brown and his
wife, Pam, Doyle Brown
and his wife, Beth, all of
Hosford; two daughters,
Jane Faurot and her hus-
band, Allan, of Hosford and
Joy Griffith and her hus-
band, Jerry, of Freeport; a
brother, J. C. Black, of
Hosford; two sisters, Ruth
Barnes of Quincy and
Eunice Clark of New
Castle, Indiana; and 13
grandchildren.
A graveside service was
held at 4:00 p.m. ET,
Saturday, March 13, at
Brown Family Cemetery in
Hosford with Reverend
Gordon Adank officiating.
Adams Funeral Home
was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 674-
5449 or onine at
www.adamsfh.com).

WINONA MAY WEST
FIEBELKORN
Winona May West
Fiebelkorn, 95, of
Marianna, Florida, passed
away Saturday, March 13,
2010, in Marianna.
Mrs. Fiebelkorn was
born May 9, 1914, in
Corunna, Michigan, to the
late Grover and Cora West.
Winona lived in
Centerville, Michigan,
after marrying Franklin
Fiebelkorn and later moved
to Burlington, Michigan, in
1947. She was a member of
the Burlington Seventh-
day Adventist Church for
over 60 years and was a
graduate of Andrews
University. She taught ele-
mentary school for many
years and was very active
in mission work. Her pas-
sion for mission work led
her to preach in Kenya dur-
ing a two week visit as well
as mailing Bibles and cloth-
ing to African families. She
financially supported
Kenyan students for over
25 years. She also partici-
pated in Marantha
Missions to Honduras
where she helped build
churches and conducted
prison ministries. She was
the author of a book, "On
the Road with Joseph
Waggoner". Due to declin-
ing health, Frank and
Winona moved to Florida
in 1999 to live with their
daughter, Frances, and her
husband, Isaac.
She is preceded in death
by her husband, Frank
Fiebelkorn; and a sister,
June West Jahr.
Survivors include her
daughter, Frances Stone,
and her beloved son-in-law,
Isaac, of Marianna; a son,
David Fiebelkorn, and his
wife, Germae, of Sheffield
Village, Ohio; five grand-
children, Ted Fiebelkorn
and his wife, Fabrizia, of
Bay Village, Ohio, Carl
Blanchard and his wife,
Dora, of Fletcher, North


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life, you have been
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oriented. But what are
your plans for your
funeral? Will your
loved ones make the
right choices? Take
time to preplan your
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Carolina, Trish Blanchard
of Boca Raton, Florida,
Martin Stone and his wife,
Carola, of Miami, Florida,
and Jeff Fiebelkorn of
Midlothian, Virginia; five
great-grandchildren; a host
of nieces and nephews; and
a faithful friend, Linda
Brubaker.
Memorial services will
be held at 2:00 p.m.,
Thursday, March 18, from
the St. Luke's Episcopal
Church in Marianna.
Contributions may be
made to the Emmanuel
Seventh-day Adventist
Church building fund, 4531
Basswood Road,
Greenwood, FL 32443.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
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or online at
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NETTA MARGIE
PARRAMORE
Netta Margie
Parramore, 83, of Bristol,
passed away Saturday,
March 13, 2010, in
Blountstown.
She was a member of
the Lake Mystic Baptist
church where she was very
involved in the Ladies
Auxiliary.
She was preceded in
death by her parents,
Herbert Fields and Minnie
Bright Fields; and her hus-
band, James Bascom
Parramore.
Survivors include two
sisters, Linda Thompson of
Skipperville, Alabama, and
Ella Strickland of
Rockingham, North
Carolina; several nieces
and nephews, and her close
friends and adopted family,
Jackie and Norma Tindel,
Laurie Alysser, Joshua,
Jacqueline, and Tammy.
Funeral services were


Letters continued


Florida should change this
outdated law and grant the
authority to prescribe con-
trolled substances to
ARNPs. But, because of
medical politics, the Senate
Committee on Health
Regulation refuses to heed
its own advice, so Florida's
citizens continue to be
harmed and suffer need-
lessly and the state, in the
midst of a financial crisis,
continues to pay for unnec-
essary emergency room vis-
its.
As the Senate interim
report points out, many
rural areas do not have ade-
quate numbers of physician
providers. People living in
these areas must drive long
hours to reach a physician
to get certain types of care
that could be provided and
prescribed by the ARNPs
who already live and work
there, if legislative barriers
were removed.
The cost of providing
this health care in emer-
gency rooms to the unin-


sured and undeserved pop-
ulation is ultimately borne
by all Floridians through
higher health insurance
premiums and higher taxes,
and patients who get sicker,
lose time at work and even
wind up in the ICU.
The 48 states that allow
ARNPs to provide these
services are realizing
tremendous savings and
increased access to care for
their citizens. It is time for
the Florida Legislature to
bring health care in this
state up to national stan-
dards, increase access with-
out increasing costs, and
stop playing politics with
people's health.
Please join the Florida
Panhandle Nurse
Practitioner Coalition
Wednesday, March 24, for
a Rally in Tally at 11:30
a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET at
the courtyard in front of the
capital building.

Candy Arlena Falcon,
BSN,RNC,ARNP-C,CDE


held at 11 a.m., Monday,
March 15, in Lake Mystic
Cemetery with Reverend
Clyde Roberts officiating.
Adams Funeral Home in
Bristol was in charge of the
arrangements (ph. 643-
5410 or online at
www.adamsfh.com).

JOHN MICHAEL
REVELL
John Michael Revell,
64, of Tallahassee, passed
away Monday, March 15,
2010, in Tallahassee.
He was a retired wildlife
officer with the state of
Florida and was very active
in prison ministries and res-
cue missions. John was also
a veteran serving in the
U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, John
Tullis Revell and Joyce
June Revell.
He is survived by a son,
Luke Revell, of Gainesville;
one daughter, Cory Revell,
of Wakulla; a brother, Pat
Revell, of Panama City;
and two nephews, Mark
and Ken Revell.
Funeral services will be
held at 3:00 p.m. ET,
Thursday, March 18, at
Lake Mystic Baptist
Church with Reverend Jeff
Gardner officiating.
Interment will follow in
Lake Mystic Cemetery.
The family will receive
friends at 2:00 p.m. ET at
the church.
Adams Funeral Home is
in charge of the arrange-
ments (ph. 643-5410 or
online at
www.adamsfh.com).

Bass Family

Reunion to be

held April 3
The Bass, Boyette,
Blizzard, Dudley, Brazzell,
Durden, Edenfield, Jeter
and Pitts Family Reunion
will be held Saturday, April
3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the Grand Ridge
Community Center behind
City Hall.
Please bring a covered
dish and your choice of
drink. An $8 contribution
is being asked to help with
the rental of the facility and
the supplies.
For more information,
contact Christy Cook, (850)
237-1372, Joyce & Bobby
Snellgrove, (850) 579-
4730, Wanda Durden,
(850) 593-5204 from 6:00-
12:00 a.m. or Mary Oden,
(936) 433-4957.


Women's Conference
planned this weekend

A "We Will Rise
Women's" Conference will
be held on Friday, March
19, at 7:00 p.m. and
Saturday, March 20, at
10:00 am. (CT) at
Blountstown Community
Church.
Guest speaker for the
conference will be
Evangelist Becky Kent. A
luncheon will follow
Saturday mornings service.
A Love Offering will be
taken up for women's min-


istry. We hope you will join
us for a good time in the
Lord.
The church is located at
16345 SE County Road
69, (Hugh Creek Rd),
Blountstown. For more
information call 674-7023,
Jeanie Rogers, 247-9097 or
643-3602.

Christian Home FWB
celebrating 116 years

Christian Home contin-
ues to celebrate 116 years
of faithful service to the
Lord's work. Sunday,


Arrow of Truth

by Rev. R.W. Waterman


Offense Of The Cross

Galatians 5:11


What is so offensive
about the Cross anyway?
On what basis would any-
one resent it? Precisely
this: the Cross holds us
accountable for our sin and
tells us there is nothing we
can do about it!
In the aftermath of the
first sin, Adam said, "It's
not my fault." Eve said,
"It's not my fault." But the
Cross is a fact disclosing our
guilt and accountability for
sin.
The Cross is an offense
to our pride. Surely there
is something we can do to
justify ourselves and save
face. There must be rules
we can keep or some mark
we can bear. Isn't there
some ceremony or ritual
that can declare us OK
after all? Scripture states
that if there is, then the
Cross is unnecessary, irrele-
vant and no good.
Jesus said the kingdom
of heaven belongs to those
who are poor in spirit ,
Matthew 5:3. With
acceptance of the Cross



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comes both our admission
of guilt and our release
from it. The simplicity
seems too much for human
pride to accept.
Jesus' way is so much
better. Instead of a lifetime
effort at self-justification,
we can enjoy a lifetime fel-
lowship with Jesus. Our
energy goes to the expres-
sion of gratitude and love in
service and ministry.
Remember, all the ways to
reach God are humble
ones.


March 21, will be Woman's
Auxiliary Sunday.

The Woman's Auxiliary
plays a major role in
Christian Home Church,
they do many things, but
their main focus is on
Missions. The service will
begin at 11:00 a.m. Bro.
Ron Burger and congrega-
tion would like to extend a
special invitation to every-
one.
The church is located on
Highway 69 North,
Blountstown. For more
information, please call
674-5194 or 674-4368.


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New school buses _

providing seatbeltsMom and little ones
escape injury in crash
After the recent bus accident near Chattahoochee that A Blountstown woman and her children were
left a Gadsden County teen dead, school bus safety is on fortunate to walk away from a single vehicle
everyone's minds. Here in Calhoun County, many young- A crash Friday morning on Hwy. 69. Robin
sters now have the option of buckling up on board. "We Yoder was the driver of the SUV shown above
have about 36 buses we operate and 16 of them have that sustained significant damage when it
seatbelts," says School Transportation Director Willy landed in a yard near the Pine Island subdivi-
Pitts. "In 2002, we started getting seatbelts on buses, sion. Yoder reportedly swerved to miss a dog
now they're pretty standard. As we add buses they'll have when the wreck occurred. She and her three
them on there." Pitts notes that bus drivers remind the little girls (shown at left) were shaken up, but
children to fasten their seatbelts, but students are not thankful to escape injury. Volunteer firefighter
required to do so and drivers are not liable if they don't. ...- ..... .' Jeff Kimbrel, who was assisting at the scene,
"The younger students are real good about it," Pitts points Jremarked, 'The hand of God was on them."
out. Above, Blountstown Elementary student Abby
Devuyst buckles up before her bus ride home.


Text message photo Libraries losing state funding;


lands a man in jail residents urged to contact reps
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN umc


News Editor

A Marianna man wound
up behind bars after send-
ing an inappropriate photo
in a text message to a
teenage girl.
Thomas McCoy, 23, has
been charged with trans-
mission of material harmful
to minors by electronic
device or equipment.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Inv. Timothy
Partridge was contacted
Mar. 9 by a parent who
alleged McCoy had sent a
photo of his penis to her 16-
year-old daughter's phone,
as well as to her number.
Inv. Partridge saw the
photo and contacted
McCoy on his cell phone.


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

A Calhoun County
woman was arrested Friday
after she was caught
shoplifting at a
Blountstown store.
Casey Michelle Byrd
has been charged with petit
theft.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Ofc. Gary
McGee was dispatched to
Alco Shopping Center
where the manager alleged
Casey Byrd went into the
dressing room with six dif-
ferent items, then came out
10 minutes later with noth-
ing but a pair of shoes and a
belt. When the manager
questioned Byrd, she said
she and her friend had put
the clothing back. Byrd's


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A man wanted in
Calhoun County for sale of
cocaine got caught following
a police chase in Marianna.
According to the
Marianna Police
Department, an officer
attempted to stop a vehicle
just after 9:30 p.m. Mar. 9
that was leaving the Mobile
Station on North Jefferson
St. in a reckless manner,
with no headlights on. The
vehicle fled the officer, a
pursuit ensued, and the
vehicle eventually wrecked
at The M.O.C. HealthCare
on Sixth Street, demolish-
ing the business sign. The
driver and one of the pas-
sengers fled on foot and was
captured a short time later
by responding back-up offi-
cers. A third passenger,
Marcus R. Daniels of
Sneads, was injured in the
crash, and he was trans-
ported to Jackson E.R.
Daniels was not charged in


Thomas McCoy


McCoy agreed to meet him
at the police station where
he admitted to sending the
photo and claimed he
thought the girl was 18 or
19.
McCoy was booked into
the Calhoun County Jail
Sunday.


Casey Michelle Byrd


bag then fell and the man-
ager spotted the missing
items which included three
shirts and a pair of jeans
valued around $60.
Byrd was booked into
the Calhoun County Jail
where she remained in cus-
tody at press time.


Quinton M. Atkins


the incident.
The driver of the vehicle
was Paul Xavier Pollock of
Sneads. He was charged
with fleeing and eluding,
reckless driving, and leav-
ing the scene of a traffic
crash. The other passenger,
Quinton M. Atkins, of
Chattahoochee, had active
warrants for sale of cocaine
out of Calhoun County.
Atkins in is custody at
Calhoun County Jail.


FROM RITA MAUPIN
Calhoun County Library
Director

On March 10, appropri-
ations committees in the
Florida House and Senate
adopted positions eliminat-
ing all State Aid funding for
Public Libraries.
Rural libraries have
already lost significant
State Aid funding over the
last 3 years. State Aid is
operating money needed
by rural counties such as
Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf,
Jackson, Washington,
Franklin, and Holmes
Counties to provide library
services. State Aid pays for
operating costs such as
adult and children's books,
Internet connectivity, com-
puters, staff and supplies.
Today's libraries, in
addition to books, provide
services vitally necessary
to survival in these tough
economic times. As state
and federal agencies close
their offices to save money,
they are sending their cus-
tomers to the public library
to access services using on-
line computers. On a regu-
lar basis, citizens turn to
their public library to apply
for E-Government services
such as Food Stamps,
Social Security, file tax
returns, renew driver's
licenses, register to vote,
apply for jobs, learn to read
English or use the comput-
er.
If you use the public
library for reading materi-
als, school readiness help
for your children, cultural
programming, or the com-
puters for personal or busi-
ness communications, it is
urgent that you speak out
for your public library. You
are urged to make the fol-
lowing contacts by e-mail
or phone.
Governor Charlie Crist:
Charlie. Crist
@MyFlorida.Com or 850-
488-7146.
Speaker of the House
Larry Cretul: larry.cre-
tull@myfloridahouse.gov
or 850-488-1450.
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ate.gov or 850-487-5100.
Chair of House
Appropriations Committee
Senator Mike Fasano:
fasano.mike. web @flsen-
ate.gov or 850-487-5062.
Rep. Marti Coley:
marti.coley @myflorida-
house.gov or 850-718-
8047.
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jimmy.patronis @myflori-
dahouse.gov or 850-914-
6300.
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brad.drake @myflorida-
house.gov or 850-892-
8431.
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house.gov or 850-983-
5550.
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clay. ford @myflorida-
house.gov or 850-595-
5550.
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ate.gov or 850-487-5004.
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Bristol man behind bars

for sexual battery on wife


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

A Bristol man has been
charged for sexual battery
and domestic battery for
allegedly raping and
assaulting his wife.
Emilio Rivera
Barragan, 45, was arrested
Friday and remains in cus-
tody at the Liberty County
Jail.
The case began back in
January when Barragan's
wife told Inv. Todd
Wheetley she had been
battered by her husband.
He noted swelling on the
woman's face and she said
he had hit her with a closed
fist. At the time, the


woman did not wish to file
charges and Inv. Wheetley
forwarded the information
to a domestic violence vic-
tim advocate. Last week,
Sgt. Brian Bateman inter-
viewed the woman and she
reported her husband had
physically forced her to
have anal intercourse on
two occasions. The woman
said they had only one bed
in their home and their four
children were asleep next
to her when the assaults
occurred.

The woman advised she
fled with her children fol-
lowing the last assault and
has since found a safe place
to live.


Woman accused of stea

from employer is arrest


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor

A Blountstown woman is
facing grand theft charges
for allegedly stealing from
her employer.
Wisty Taylor was arrest-
ed Mar. 9.
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Ofc. Timothy
Partridge responded to
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Mar. 1 where the manager
advised money was missing
from the business. The
manager said Taylor was
also a manager and under
his supervision. He said she
had confessed to knowing
about the missing money
and tried to cover it up.
During an interview,
Taylor told Ofc. Partridge
she had a relationship with
another KFC employee.
Back in October, a deposit
turned up $2000 short and
Taylor said she discovered
her girlfriend had taken the
money. Instead of calling
her boss, Taylor said she
opted to try to cover the
loss so her girlfriend would
not get in trouble. Taylor
further stated she had been
putting money from her


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Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Wheetley (left) is congratulated by Sheriff Donnie Conyers (center) and Marty
West, Supervisor of the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, after Wheetley was sworn in as a Deputy
United States Marshal. Wheetley has also been appointed a member of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.



Todd Wheetley sworn in


as Deputy U.S. Marshal


Wisty Taylor


paycheck back into the
deposits each week so no
one would see the loss.
However, Taylor admitted
to Ofc. Partridge she never
witnessed anyone taking
the money.

Contact was made with
the woman Taylor named
in the case who told author-
ities she was in Alabama,
but would return within a
week to provide a state-
ment. No word on whether
that interview has taken
place.
Taylor was charged Mar.
9 and booked into the
Calhoun County Jail. She
was given a conditional
release the following day.


Liberty County
Deputy Sheriff William
Todd Wheetley has been
sworn in as a Deputy
United States Marshal
and appointed a member
of the Florida Regional
Fugitive Task Force

In his new capacity as
a Special Deputy U.S.
Marshal, Wheetley will
from time to time assist
the U.S. Marshal's
Service in rounding up
fugitives who are violent
offenders or sex offenders


who illegally leave the
jurisdiction.
This new authority
allows Wheetley to track
a person wanted by
Liberty County anywhere
in the United States or its
territories. All of these
types of investigations will
be paid for by the
Marshal's Service. While
working as a member of
the Fugitive Task Force,
Wheetley's overtime and
other expenses will also
be paid by the Marshal's
Service.


Wheetley is the first
Liberty County Deputy
Sheriff to have such an
appointment. Sheriff
Donnie Conyers had to
enter into a contractual
agreement with the
Marshal's Service to
bring this to pass. In
Sheriff Conyers' words, "I
promised the people that
I would expand our capa-
bilities and this is a step in
doing just that. I am confi-
dent that Todd Wheetley
will be an outstanding
member of the Marshal's


Fugitive Task Force."
The Liberty County
Sheriff's Office now joins
with the Tallahassee
Police Department, Leon,
Gadsden, Wakulla, and
Taylor County Sheriff's
offices, Perry Police
Department, Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement, and the 2nd
Judicial Circuit State
Attorney's Office, all of
which have members of
their departments as part
of the Fugitive Task
Force.


CALHOUN COUNTY
Mar. 3: William D. Shiver, sentenced from court; Allanan N. Carroll,
violation of suspended sentence; Dawud I. Williams, county VOP
Mar. 4: Greg Moore, DUI; Dylan Earnest, county VOP
Mar. 5: Fred Melvin, poss. controlled substance, drug parapherna-
lia; Pamela Battles, poss. of meth, drug paraphernalia; William
Jones, contempt of court/GA
Mar. 9: Wisty Taylor, grand theft
Mar. 10: Brandon Hatcher, aggravated battery with deadly
weapon; Randy Benjamin Smith, state VOP
Mar. 12: Robert John Marcarelli, poss. 1/t 20 grams marijuana;
Casey Michelle Byrd, retail theft
Mar. 13: Charles Clifford Mills, DUI
Mar. 14: Harry Lewis, state VOP; Arnold O'Brian, failure to appear;
Quinton Atkins, sale of cocaine; Wilbert Stanley, carrying a con-
cealed weapon; Thomas McCoy, transmitting material harmful to a
minor by electronic device
Mar. 15: Jorge Zuniga, resisting arrest without violence; Cheri Ann
Morris, DUI
LIBERTY COUNTY
Mar. 3: Allana Carroll, hold for CCSO; Melody Robinson, state VOP
Mar. 4: Kelli Lynn Pettis, hold for CCSO
Mar. 5: Pamela A. Battles, hold for CCSO; Fonda Coleman, hold for
CCSO
Mar. 8: Erika Nicole Yang-Coles, hold for CCSO; Karen A. Johnson,
hold for CCSO; Angela Denise Moore, hold for CCSO; William
Charles Lee, DUI, refusal, DWLSR with knowledge
Mar. 9: Wisty Taylor, grand theft/hold for CCSO; McKenzie
Roundtree, hold for Orange Co., Jamie Wysinger, hold for Orange
Co.; Jabarco Coleman, hold for Orange Co.; Eric Smith, hold for
Orange Co.; Latrice Trawick, hold for Orange Co.; Holly King, hold
for Orange Co.
Mar. 11: Clint William Pearce, violation of injunction

The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or Liberly
County Jail over tihe past week. Although they hove been chaMed
wi a rime, they are onsmided Innocent until pwven guy.





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Citizens need to 'speak up,


show up and not just I


Dear Editor:
Thank you for your
piece on double dipping
etc. Your article sure has
stirred up a bees nest of
interest. Seems like you
took over the part of rebel
here in this small communi-
ty. I tried to stand up, yet
had no support.
Maybe Calhoun con-
cerned citizens will speak
up, show up and not just
PUT UP I have callers
from all walks of life, differ-
ent communities and yes,
those everyone knows as
the big mouths and trouble
makers, call to accuse me
of being behind the article.
I just want to openly give
you the credit due on this,
not me. Maybe the other
little dirty secrets of our
local government can come
to bare.
I love this community,
yet am ashamed at times of
those representing us and
their actions or lack of. I
am not attacking Sonny,
Joe or anyone else from the
article. The position is
what is sacred here and we
should have a chance to get
the best qualified for the
dollar in all positions, not
let them just be inherited.
Government by the family
and friends plan just is not
working any longer (not
that it ever did, mind you).
I was told, in a County
Commission meeting many


years ago, that THIS IS
THE WAY IT (county
business) ALWAYS HAS
BEEN CONDUCTED
AND ALWAYS WILL BE
(Donnel). So far, he was
right. The reason we do
not elect at large to County
Commission is none would
be elected that has been
elected to County
Commission more than
likely.


It seems that there are
so many controversies in
our government, local,
state and national, that the
people are starting to
understand the government
as tyrants. Remember that
when people are afraid of
the government there is
tyranny, yet when the gov-
ernment is afraid of the
people there is control
(Thomas Jefferson).


put up'

If you speak openly you
are marked as a trouble
maker, rebel, outsider, etc.
(I qualify). If you do not
stand up then you are part
of the problem and it ain't
going to fix itselfl! You
have to chose.
Michael W Willis, Sr
Concerned Citizen of
Calhoun County
Disabled Combat
Veteran


Reader asks, "Who's the boss?"


when it comes to county business


Dear Editor:
Thanks for your article
about Sonny O'Bryan's
"Loophole" dilemma. It
appears he can decide
whether to stay retired or
go back to work for the
County and get paid twice!
After reading this sever-


al have asked: Who's the
boss? Who is the
Administrative Manager of
our County Commission -
Clerk of Court Attaway or
Sonny O'Bryan? It appears
that The Clerk of the Court
and not Sonny O'Bryan is
in violation of the law (No


person shall serve in but
one Branch of Government
at a time Article II, Sec. 3,
Florida Constitution)!
Our Clerk of the Court is
the elected Clerk of The
Court and not a member of
The County Commission.
She should not be involved
with the three
Commissioners who voted
for Sonny O'Bryan. So why
does our Clerk of the Court
sit with and render legal
and business matters to the
County Commissioners?
The only answer we get is
"it's always been this way."
Hello, Houston we have a
problem!
Speaking of rocket sci-
entists, government, and
job markets: Florida is in
serious trouble! It wasn't
loudly proclaimed but I
heard a few days ago that
over 100,000 high-paid
workers connected with our
space program were laid off
by the President! They live
all over central Fla., coast-
to-coast and that's bound to
deeply affect us locally:
lifestyles, school programs,
and more. May our Prayers
be with them ...and US!
Again, thanks for your
informative articles.

Mike Calhoun
Concerned Citizen
Calhoun County


To the Editor:
It is estimated that every
day hundreds of uninsured
and Medicaid/Medicare
patients must go to emer-
gency rooms to get medica-
tions for cancer pain, anxi-
ety, attention deficit disor-
der medication refills,
cough medication with
codeine, diarrhea medica-
tion, hormone replacement
and pain medicine.
Why? Because these
patients are cared for by
advanced registered nurse
practitioners, who are pro-
hibited by an outdated state
law from prescribing these
medications.
If, however Florida
joined 48 other states in our
nation and allowed
advanced registered nurse
practitioners to prescribe
these medications, patients
could get these same med-


ications in the less costly
clinic setting and save
untold dollars for the state
budget and reduce indigent
care cost to hospitals.
Currently, Senate Bill
188 and House Bill 677,
which are sitting in the
committees on Health
Regulation, would lift this
barrier for Floridians who
need to receive that care,
especially Floridians who
live in rural underserved
areas of our state.
This legislation would
bring Florida up to national
standards and join the 48
states that allow advanced
practice nurses to prescribe
controlled substances.
In 2008, the Florida
Senate conducted a study
on this issue and concluded
that, like 48 other states,

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TRAGEDY


Pedestrian

hit, killed


on Hwy. 71
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Wewahitchka woman
was killed Sunday night
when she was struck by a
vehicle in Calhoun County.
Cherie L. Cantrell, 47,
was pronounced dead at
the scene of the accident.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Jessie L.
Hawkins, 72, of
Tallahassee, was behind
the wheel of a 2002
Lincoln just after 7 p.m.,
traveling north on State
Road 71. When Hawkins
and his two passengers
were just north of Clayton
Shiver Road, a woman,
later identified as Cantrell,
walked in front of his vehi-
cle and was struck.
Cantrell reportedly had
a problem with her vehicle
and had pulled onto the
west shoulder of the high-
way just before the acci-
dent. She got out of her
vehicle, walked into the
southbound lane, then
crossed into the north-
bound lane where she was
hit by Hawkins' vehicle.
Trooper Phillip
Spaziante and Corporal C.
Chapman are investigating
the crash.



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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Calhoun County
Correctional Officer is
behind bars in Texas after
being busted with 200
pounds of marijuana.
Hector Javier Morales
Jr., 30, of Blountstown,
was arrested last
Wednesday in
Brownsville, Texas, after
the District Attorney's
Special Operations Group
K-9 Unit conducted a con-
sensual search at a rela-
tive's home where he was
staying. No one else was
named in the arrest report,
but sources say the case
remains under investiga-
tion.
Morales is charged with
a second-degree felony of


possession of marijuana. If
convicted, he faces up to
20 years in prison and up
to a $10,000 fine.
The street value of this
amount of pot is estimated
around $180,000.


SECOND IN TWO PART SERIES


DoUBLE DIPPING DEBATE

What's being done to stop this practice?


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
Last week, The County Record brought you one
of the most talked about articles we've run in a long
time: the issue of whether it's right or wrong to retire
from a government job for 30 days, then return to the
same position at full pay.
As we reported last week, the matter came up for
discussion following the Mar. 2 County Commission
meeting when board members voted 3-2 to allow
County Administrator and Emergency Operations
Director Sonny O'Bryan to retire for 30 days, then
return to his $80,000 position at full pay.
Since that article ran, we've learned that O'Bryan
isn't the only county employee who has taken advan-
tage of this loophole in the state retirement law.
Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway says longtime Library
Director Rita Maupin and County Road
Superintendent Bill Atkins also retired and returned
to their positions at full pay.
The Florida retirement plan known as DROP -
which stands for Deferred Retirement Option
Program was created to provide an incentive for
those employees making higher salaries to retire
and bring in new blood at starting pay, saving taxpay-
er dollars. Once a government employee enters
DROP their retirement benefits are deposited into a
trust account and earn 6.5% annual interest com-
pounded monthly.
Despite these benefits, many around the state
have been accused of abusing the DROP program by
reaping the rewards when their retirement date rolls
around, then returning to the same job they retired
from with a big paycheck. This abuse led legislators
to change the law. Come July 1, government employ-
ees will be required to wait six months instead of the
current 30 days before going back on the job. The
idea behind it is most agencies won't be able to hold
their position open for that long so it won't be too


easy to return to their old job.
Over in Palm Beach County, the Board of County
Commissioners decided to make it even tougher in
their community to abuse this loophole. They voted
back in February to create a policy requiring all
executive positions be advertised before they are
filled. In addition, several Palm Beach county offices
banned the practice of allowing a retired employee to
return to their same job.
While researching this story, The County Record
learned of some startling cases of "double dipping"
across the state. According to the St. Petersburg
Times, Miami Dade Community College President
Eduardo J. Padron retired in 2006, collected $893,
286 in lump sum benefits, and began receiving
$14,631 a month in retirement pay. His annual
salary of $328,860 continued. Supreme Court
Justice Harry Anstead retired at $7596 per month
and continued receiving his $161,083 salary in 2006-
07. The case that sent Dade County officials chang-
ing their policy was when Airport Director Bruce
Pelly retired for 30 days, took a lump sum of
$304,000 retirement payout, then returned to his
$197,000 a year job.
Editor's Note: To correct an error last week -
Sonny O'Bryan has brought in $5 to $20 million in
grants per year for the last decade.


NATIONAL CHAMPION TRACKERS
p- ... ,The team of (from left) CaCI Ofc.
. . . . Kevin Barton, BPD Maj. Rodney
Smith, BPD Sgt. Fred Tanner, and
CaCI Sgt. Andy Millard, along with
K-9 Bud, returned from the
National Manhunt Competition in
Liffttle Rock, Arkansas, last week
with the first place championship
title. All the men were off-duty and
went on their own vehicles to the
event, even selling ribs at a cook-
out to raise money for the trip.
Following mile and a half long
Spaths through mountain terrain
and trailing two hour old tracks,
the team beat their closest com-
petition by four minutes. During
the trip, they joined a real search
when a juvenile prisoner on an
Army base escaped. They also
Shad quite an experience one night
when a storm broke out and they
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CRIME


Local man

is arrested

for assault

on ex in-laws
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN
News Editor
A Blountstown man was
arrested last Wednesday,
accused of attacking his ex-
brother-in-law and the
man's 18-
son.
Brandon
Hatcher
has been
charged
with two
counts of
aggravated
battery. Hatcher
According to the
Blountstown Police
Department, Inv. Timothy
Partridge responded to a
home on Hentz Avenue
around 3:41 p.m. where he
observed Hatcher standing
in the front yard holding a
wooden stick in his hands.
Also present were two men
with blood coming from
their heads. Hatcher, who
lives on the same street,
reportedly told Inv.
Partridge he came to the
residence to confront the
man and alleged the man is
a child molester. Hatcher
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Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No 2010-002 PR
In Re Estate Of
JAMES ALLEN CAIN,
Deceased

AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of
James Allen Cain, deceased, whose date
of death was September 2, 2009, and
whose Social Security Number is 337-52-
2226, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of
which is 20859 S E Central Avenue,
Blountstown, Florida 32424 The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
amended notice has been served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OFTHIS AMENDED NOTICE ORTHIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS AMENDED
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMEND-
ED NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this
amended notice is March 10, 2010

Personal Representative
GWENDOLYN CAIN
10668 S W CAIN FORTNER ROAD
KINARD, FLORIDA 32449

Attorney for Personal Representative
s/ H Matthew Fuqua
Florida Bar No 0451101

BONDURANT AND FUQUA, PA

4450 Lafayette Street
Post Office Box 1508
Marianna, Florida 32447
(850) 526-2263


Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY

Case # 2008-CA-000316

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
as
Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust
2007-2,
Plaintiff,

-vs-

Walter J Newton and Gay W Newton, His
Wife, GE Money Bank, Successor in
Interest to Monogram Credit Card
Bank of GA,
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated February 23, 2010,
entered in Civil Case No 2008-CA-000316
of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Calhoun County Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company as Trustee for Saxton Asset
Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff and
Walter J Newton and Gay W Newton, are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT
STEPS OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE AT 20859 Central Avenue
East, Blountstown, Florida 32424 at 11 00
AM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on May
27, 2010, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit

THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS
EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY
OF CALHOUN AND THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN DEED BOOK 124, AT PAGE
260, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS

A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED
IN THE SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF S28, T1N,
R8W, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS BEGIN AT
THE POINT WHERE THE WEST RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF CHURCH STREET
INTERSECTS THE SOUGHT-RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET AND
RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREE 30
MINUTES, WEST 9595 FEET ALONG
THE WEST SIDE OF CHURCH STREET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39
MINUTES WEST 1125 FEET, THENCE
RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES
34 SECONDS EAST 97 03 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06
MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
LAMBERT STREET 112 5 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST INTHE SURPLUS FROMTHE SALE,
IF ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS


PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE N
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CONTACT Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, FL 32424 WITHIN 2 WORK-
ING DAY S OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS
NOTICE OF SALE IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-
955-8770
DATED at BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida this
26th day of February 2010

RUTH W ATTAWAY
Circuit and County Courts


The Calhoun County School Board pro-
poses to amend the following policies as
required by Florida Statute

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER 3 SCHOOL ADMINISTRA-
TION
CHAPTER 4 CURRICULUM AND
INSTRUCTION
CHAPTER 5 STUDENTS
CHAPTER 6 HUMAN RESOURCES
CHAPTER 7 BUSINESS SERVICES
CHAPTER 8 AUXILIARY SERVICES

Amending Policies

Policy 3 50 Public Information and
Inspection of Records
Policy 4 21 Instructional Materials
Selection
Policy 5 30 Student Control
Policy 5 32 Zero Tolerance for School
Related Crimes
Policy 6 15 Assisting Teachers to
Become Highly Qualified
Policy 6 18 Contracts Instructional and
Administrative Personnel
Policy 6 32 Telephone Calls, Electronic
Communication and Facsimiles
Policy 6 542 Family and Medical Leave
Policy 6 81 Social Security Numbers
Policy 7 35 Investment of Funds
Policy 7 52 Travel Expense
Reimbursement
Policy 7 70 Purchasing and Bidding
Policy 8 10 Safety
Policy 8 30 Purpose and Functions of
the Transportation Program
Policy 8 45 School Breakfast Program

Entire proposals are available for viewing
at the School Superintendent's Office,
Room G-20, Calhoun County Court
House, Blountstown, Florida
A hearing will be held on the above poli-
cies in the Cooperative Extension Building
at 20816 Central Avenue East,
Blountstown, Florida at the Regular School
Board meeting beginning at 430 PM ,
CDT Tuesday April 13, 2010
Kelly King, Board Chairman
Calhoun County School,
Wilson T McClellan, Superintendent
Calhoun County Schools


Legal Notice

PUBLIC AUCTION

Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc will hold
a public auction on, March 30, 2010 at
200 (PM) on a

1998 FORD MUSTANG,
GREEN IN COLOR
Vin# 1FAFP4047WF104173

Auction will be held at Mallory Towing and
Recovery Inc at 18114 State Road 20
West in Blountstown FL, 850-674-2869

Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc reserves
the right to reject any and all bids


Legal Notice

THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO 2010-040PR
Division McClellan

In Re Estate
VIOLA CHRISTINA ROBINSON,
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the Estate of
VIOLA CHRISTINA ROBINSON,
deceased, whose date of death was July
26, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of
which is 20859 S E Central Avenue,
Blountstown, Florida 32424 The name
and address of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this Court


WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILEDTWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIMON
G or E W PRICE the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a
tax deed to be issued thereon The certifi-
cate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No 538 Year of Issuance 2007

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Parcel#
R28-2N-11-0530-0002-2300
Lots 23-36, Block 2, Lake Center Park
Subdivision, lying and being in Section 28,
Township 2 North, Range 11 West,
Calhoun County Florida

NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED I Buy
Land LLC, 4120 N Goldwater Blvd Ste
125B, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Said Property being the County of CAL-
HOUN, STATE OF FLORIDA Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according to
law the property described in such certifi-
cate shall be SOLD to the highest bidder at
the Courthouse door on May 6, 2010 at
10 00 AM CST
RUTH W ATTAWAY
Clerk of Circuit Court of
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA


Legal Notice

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIC ACTION

CASE NO 07-2009-CA-000038
DIVISION

CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
-vs-

MATTHEW A WATKINS, et al,
Defendant(s)

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale dated March 10, 2010 and entered in
Case No 07-2009-CA-000038 of the
Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for CALHOUN
County Florida where CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and
MATTHEW A WATKINS, JANA WATKINS
AKA JANA R WATKINS, ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS, TENANT #1 N/K/A CAROL
FINUFF, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JERRY
FINUFF are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
LOBBY OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11 00 AM CST on the
8th, day of April, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment

COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 2
NORTH, RANGE 10 WEST, CALHOUN
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE WEST
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 33, 660 00 FEET THENCE NORTH
91360 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, THENCE NORTH 20871 FEET,
THENCE WEST 208 71 FEET THENCE
SOUTH 20871 FEET THENCE EAST
20871 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING

A/K/A 22396 NW GOODWIN ROAD,
ALTHA, FL 324210000

Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale

WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on March 10, 2010

Ruth W Attaway
Clerk of the Circuit Court


Bristol Lions donate to Hosford Library


Calhoun/Liberty Patriots Club started

There's a new club in town and you're invited to get involved. Jim Pruette and friends have
started the Calhoun/Liberty Patriots and held an organizational meeting Mar. 4 at the
Extension Office in Blountstown. Pruette is shown above with special guest at the meeting,
Diane Berryhill, who is running for the seat currently held by Congressman Allen Boyd. The
next Patriots meeting is set for April 15 at 6 p.m. CT at the Extension Office.




NOTICE OF CALHOUN COUNTY

SUPER COUNCIL MEETING



Notice is hereby given that the following elected Boards

will have an open meeting on Tuesday,March 23 at 5:30

p.m. at the Calhoun County Public Library Heritage

Room located at 17731 North Pear Street in Blountstown.



Board of Calhoun County Commissioners

Calhoun County School Board

Blountstown City Council

Altha Town Council



The Boards will meet in joint open session to give

updates on ongoing projects in Calhoun County.



A copy of the agenda is available at the Calhoun County

Chamber of Commerce office, Calhoun County Clerk of

Court's office, Calhoun County School Board office,

Blountstown City Hall, and Altha Town Hall.






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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, Page 6


BLOUNTSTOWN DIXIE YOUTH'S


Opening Day of Baseball

The bats were in motion
Saturday morning at Sam
Atkins Park as the
Blountstown Dixie Youth
Baseball and Softball League
opened their 2010 season.
Opening ceremonies featured
introduction of the 240 play-
-t ers and their coaches, presen-
tation of flags by the
Blountstown Fire Department,
and the first pitch to officially
start the season. Thanks to all
those who volunteer their time
to bring sports opportunities to
our children!
PHOTOS BY JASON DUNN


Chipola baseball even in


first conference games


MARIANNA-The
Chipola College baseball
team split their first two
Panhandle Conference
games with Pensacola
Junior College.
The Indians' Michael
Revell, Joey Rapp and
Cody Martin all hit homers
to lead Chipola to a 9-3 win


over Pensacola on March
10. Garrett Baker earned
the win on the mound for
Chipola. Duncan Midkiff
picked up the save.
Pensacola held the
Indians scoreless (6-0) in
the conference opener on
March 8. The Indians had
three hits on the day from


Chipola Ladies host GCCC in

softball conference opener


MARIANNA-The
Chipola Lady Indians open
the conference race
Wednesday, March 17, in a
4 p.m. double-header with
Gulf Coast.
The Lady Indians team
improved to 26-6 after
sweeping Heartland
College in a double-header
on March 10.
Brittany Black threw 10
strikeouts to lead Chipola to
an 11-2 win in game one.
Emma Stevenson picked
up the win in game two.
Chipola swept Darton
College in a March 6 dou-
ble-header. Black was the
winning pitcher in
Chipola's 3-2 win in game
one. Stevenson picked up in
the win for the Lady
Indians in the 11-2 game
two.
The Lady Indians are
ranked third in the FCCAA
State Poll begin top-ranked
Miami-Dade and number
two Santa Fe. Northwest is


fourth. TCC is fifth and
Gulf Coast is eighth.
Chipola headed to
Jacksonville March 12-13
for games with St. Johns,
St. Pete, FCCJ and
Seminole (OK). Details
unavailable at press time.


LeVon Washington,
Michael Revell and Aaron
Etchison. Pitcher Austin
Wright was charged with
the loss for Chipola.
The Indians play at
Pensacola March 12 before
returning home to host
Tallahassee March 13 at 1
p.m. Chipola travels to
TCC March 15 and hosts
TCC again, March 17 at 5
p.m. Chipola begins a
three game series at Gulf
Coast March 19. The
Indians host Gulf Coast at 1
p.m. on March 20.

Chipola (13-12) is tied
for eighth with Palm Beach
in the FCCAA State poll.
For the latest news, call
718-2CJC or visit
www.chipola.edu.


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Tiger lifters 1st place

overall at Wewa meet


BY COACH GREG JORDAN
The Blountstown High
School Tiger Boys Weight
Lifting Team had their first
meet at Wewahitchka on
Thursday, March 4th. The
Tigers placed 1st overall
with 43 points. Competing
teams were Blountstown,
Wewa, Liberty and
Franklin counties.
Individual winners were:
in the 119 class was -
Hunter Jenks, 1st; 129
class Paul Mosley, 2nd;
139 class Jawon Mosley,
1st; 154 class Bobby
Andrews, 2nd; 154 class -
Chaz Fain, 1st; 199 class -
Patrick Pitts, 3rd; 199 class
- Rees Barton, 1st; 238
class Dowling Lee, 1st;
Corey McClellan Heavy
Weight, 1st.
The Tigers' second meet


was at Wakulla on
Thursday, March llth.
The Tigers took 2nd place.
Competing teams were
Wakulla, Blountstown,
Altha, Wewa and St. Joe.
Individual winners for
Blountstown were: 119
class Hunter Jenks, 1st
place; 129 class Chris
Byrne, 1st place; 129 class
- Paul Mosley, 3rd place;
154 class Chaz Fain, 1st
place; Bobby Andrews, 3rd
place; 219 class Michael
Gibson, 3rd place; 238 class
- Dowling Lee, 1st place.
The next meet will be
Thursday, March 18, at
Godby High School at the
Big Bend meet.
The only home meet of
the year will be on
Thursday, March 25, at
3:00 p.m. This will be a
qualifier for the state meet.


FWC temporary fishing

suspension has expired


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) advis-
es the public that its tempo-
rary suspension of certain
saltwater fishing and licens-
ing regulations to allow for
the cleanup of dead fish has
expired.
The order initially for
Jan. 16-31, then extended
for one month was issued
in response to numerous
reports of saltwater fish
killed by an extended cold-


weather period in Florida.
It expired Mar. 1.
The FWC is no longer
receiving widespread
reports of dead saltwater
fish around the state, and
people must observe all
normal fishing and licensing
regulations that apply to
the harvest and possession
of saltwater fish.
These rules are avail-
able online at
MyFWC.com/Fishing or
MyFWC.com/Rules.


NOTICE FOR BID
THE CALHOUN LIBERTY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING:
2005 16' ScandyWhite Aluminum Boat, AMW Trailer, 2005
60 HP Mercury Motor, Trolling Motor and Depth Finder.
May be seen at Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union,
Blountstown Branch.
THE CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS
Last day to submit bis is March 19, 2010.



City Workshop

The Blountstown City Council will
hold a Workshop on Thursday,
March 18, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at the
Council room on Angle Street.

The Workshop will be on:

*Animal Ordinance
*Water & Conservation Issues
Other Items
March 17, 2010


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Scorcese's 'Shutter Island'
In 1954, recently widowed U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels
(Leonardo DiCaprio) goes to a mysterious island to inves-
tigate the disappearance of a patient at to investigate the
Ashecliff Hospital for the Criminally Insane, multiple mur-
deress Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer). Soon after
arriving at the asylum, Daniels realizes that something ter-
rible is happening on Shutter Island.
Such is the plot for Martin Scorcese's twenty-first fea-
ture film, Shutter Island. Scorcese, as you may now is
arguably the greatest living American filmmaker, responsi-
ble for such timeless masterpieces as Taxi Driver, Raging
Bull, and my personal favorite Scorcese film, the 1990
mob classic Goodfellas. Shutter Island doesn't quite reach
the heights of these films, but it's certainly not to be
missed.
As with most Scorcese films, Island is a showcase of
stellar performances. As Teddy Daniels, a man haunted
by the murders he committed in World War II and the
recent brutal death of his wife, DiCaprio gives possibly the
finest performance of his career thus far, high praise con-
sidering the 35-year-old actor's excellent body of work.
Ben Kingsley does his best work in years as Dr. Cawley,
the highly suspicious mastermind behind Ashecliff.
Though she only appears in flashbacks and dream
sequences within Daniels' mind, Michelle Williams
(Brokeback Mountain) is seriously chilling as Dolores,
Teddy's deceased wife. Also on hand for scene-stealing
performances are Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Ted
Levine (best known as Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the
Lambs), and veteran Swedish actor Max von Sydow (The
Seventh Seal, The Exorcist), one of the all-time greats.
The one weak link in the acting, and the most notable flaw
in the film, is Mark Ruffalo, who turns in a rather bland,
lifeless performance as Daniels' newly assigned partner,
Chuck Aule. Fortunately, Ruffalo doesn't have an abun-
dance of time onscreen.
This is a given at this point in the man's illustrious four-
decade career, but Scorcese's direction is brilliant, particu-
larly shining in the aforementioned dream sequences. The
film is beautifully shot by Scorcese's frequent collaborator,
Director of Photography Robert Richardson, and the
screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Dennis Lehane, upon
whose novel the film is based, is masterful, with shocking
twists that actually work and don't feel tacked on. To
briefly summarize, Shutter Island, while not a master-
piece, is a thought-provoking thrill ride. (Rated R, now in
theatres)




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March 17
1862 The U.S. Treasury introduces paper money,
"greenbacks," to help finance the American Civil War.
March 18
1925 The Great Tri-State Tornado, the worst in U.S. his-
tory, cuts a 219-mile path through eastern Missouri, south-
ern Illinois, and southern Indiana, killing 695 people, injur-
ing some 13,000, and causing $17 million in property dam-
age.
March 19
1883 African-American inventor Jan Matzeliger patents
the lasting machine, the first device to automate the manu-
facture of shoes.
March 20
1727 English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac
Newton, the leading figure of the 17th-cantury scientific rev-
olution, dies in London.
March 21
1617 Rebecca Rolfe, better known as Pocahontas, dies
in England while on a visit with her English husband, the
colonist John Rolfe.
March 22
1946 At White Sands, New Mexico, the first American-
built rocket to leave the atmosphere is launched.
March 23
1775 Speaking to second Virginia Convention,
American revolutionary Patrick Henry declares his feelings
about independence: "I know not what course others may
take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"


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'Quit Smoking

Now' class,

support group

starts April 6

at hospital
If you're ready to "Quit
Smoking Now" it's time to
attend the class/support
group being offered at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
The "Quit Smoking
Now" curriculum has been
developed by ex-smokers
for those who want to
become ex-smokers them-
selves.
The group meets once a
week on Tuesdays and the
next series starts on April 6
at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
There is no cost to attend.
Individual counseling is also
available by appointment
free of charge. Free NRT is
available for class partici-
pants!
For pre-registration, call
Wanda Armstrong, 674-
5411 or Karen Fader, 850-
573-4351.


about deadline for DCP program


Charles H. Golden
Executive Director for the
Calhoun/Liberty Farm
Service Agency (FSA)
reminds producers of the
June 1st deadline to enroll
in the 2010 Direct and
Counter Cyclical Payment
(DCP) program.
Producers must sign-up
annually for this FSA direct
payment program.
"It is very important
that each owner and opera-
tor sharing in the farms
payments must sign-up by
June 1," Golden said.
"There are no late file pro-
visions in 2010, so any con-


tract not signed by June 1
will not be approved."
FSA computes DCP
Program payments using
base acres and payment
yields established for each
farm. Eligible producers
receive direct payments at
rates established by statute
regardless of market prices.
For 2010, eligible produc-
ers may request to receive
advance direct payments
based on 22 percent of the
direct payment. FSA
began issuing advance
direct payments on Dec. 1,
2009.
Golden also reminds


producers of the FSA
Average Crop Revenue
Election (ACRE) program,
which also has a June 1 sign
up deadline. ACRE pro-
vides producers a safety net
based on state revenue
losses and acts in place of
the price-based counter-
cyclical payments under
DCP A farm's payment is
based on a revenue guaran-
tee, calculated using a 5-
year average state yield
and the most recent 2-year
national price for each eligi-
ble commodity. For the
2010 crop, the 2-year price
average will be based on


the '08 and '09 crop years.
To enroll in the DCP or
ACRE programs, contact
the Calhoun/Liberty
County FSA office. To
save a trip to the office, use
the eDCP automated web-
site at www.fsa.usda.
gov/dcp. To access the serv-
ice, producers must have
an active USDA
eAuthentication Level 2
account, which requires fill-
ing out an online registra-
tion form at www.eauth
.egov.usda.gov, followed by
a visit to the local USDA
Service Center for identity
verification.


Pioneer Settlement's Boston Butt


Cook Off rescheduled for May 7th


The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement's annual
Boston Butt Cook Off has
been postponed till May 7.
Sorry for any inconven-
ience. Admission is free.
We will be having a music
jam with some local musi-
cians. For a donation of $6
we will be serving Chicken
Pelau, drink, and dessert.


We are currently looking
for contestants to partici-
pate in the cook off. First
place prize will be $100.00
second place $50.00 and
third place $25.00. The
Settlement will provide the
Boston Butts. If you or if
you know anyone that is
interested in becoming a
participant please call 674-


2777 or email us at
info@ppmuseum.org.
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a living muse-
um documenting rural life
in NW Florida since the
early 1800's. It is located in
Sam Atkins Park, about 1
mile west of the intersec-
tion of Hwy 71 and Hwy20.
Follow HWY 20 West out


of Blountstown. Look for
signs for Sam Atkins Park.
Turn North at Lindy's
Fried Chicken (Silas Green
St.). Follow the signs.
For more information,
contact the Settlement at
674-2777. For further
information on the historic
buildings at the Settlement
go to: www.ppmuseum.org


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AUCTION

AUCTION
FARM EQUIPMENT
Saturday, March 27, 2010
8:00 A.M. until
1-mile, East of Greenwood,
Florida
on Highway 69 Fort Rd.
CONSIGNMENTS WEL-
COME
John Stanley
(850) 594-5200
AU044/AB491

BOATS

1986 STV Lightweight 2.4
Bridgeport EFI 20" Offshore
mid, new hydraulic steering,
motor has approx. 5 hours
since completed rebuilt, it
also has 2 Yamaha props,
one is a 22 pitch, the other
is a 24 pitch. One set of
19cc heads, 2 extra lower
units, 2 extra power heads
for parts and 2 or 3 boxes of
extra parts. $8,500 OBO.
Call 850-258-4052.

24' camping boat, GPS
Fish Finder, Marine Radio,
brand new trailer. Asking
$4,500. Call 674-9030 or
447-3747.

AUTOS

1997 Pontiac Bonneville,
V6, 4 door, looks and runs
great, $2,500. Call 674-


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

Sutton Creek jpaartments
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4202
TDD/TlTY 711
"This institution is an equal
opportunity provider, and
employer."

3918 after 5 p.m.

1991 Chevy Conversion
van, white, looks and runs
good. No A/C, asking
$1,200. Call 447-4647.

1989 Jeep Wrangler, hard
top, 5 speed, new paint,
$4,000. Call 674-1480 or
days, 643-6808

FOR RENT

PC. Beach condo for rent.
2 bedrooms, 2 bath. On
lagoon, across street from
beach. Sleeps 6. $150 1st
night, $100 each additional.
Very nice, very clean call
Shalene at 209-2567.

Mobile home, 1 & 2 bed-


FARM WORKERS
AND CROP LABORERS
Craftsbury, Vermont area. f temporary positions at Pete's Greens. To
start approx. 03/08/10 to 01/08/11. Guaranteed wage is $9.50 per
hr.
Westminster, Vermont area. 14 temporary positions at Harolw Farm.
To start approx. 04/01.2010 to 11/20/2010. Guaranteed wage is
$9.70 per hr.
Putney, Vermont area. 3 temporary positions at Old Athens Farm. To
start approx. 03/06/2010 to 12/06/2010. Workers needed to do field
work, hand weeding, hoeing and planting etc. for diversified ground
crops. Wil also harvest crops. A great deal of heavy lifting, standing,
bending & kneeling for long periods of time. Prod. standards required.
Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided
without cost. Housing provided at no cost to workers who resided
outside the normal commuting distance. Transportation cost
reimbursed at 15 days or 50% of contract period, whichever comes
first.
Contact the nearest Department of Labor Office for application and
referral. Job order numbers are as follows:
74004 Pete's Greens
74724 Harlow Farm
74001 Old Athens Farm
March 17, 2010


FARM WORKERS AND
CROP LABORERS
Colchester, Vermont Area. 6 temporary positions at
Paul Mazza's Fruit and Vegetables, Inc. Workers
needed to do field work, hand weeding, hoeing,
planting etc. for diversified ground crops. Will also
harvest crops. To start approx. 04/07/10 to 11/25/10. A
great deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending and
kneeling for long periods of time. Wage is $10.20 per
hr. Prod. standards required. Work is guaranteed for
3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided without cost.
Housing provided at no cost to workers who reside
outside of the normal commuting distance.
Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days or 50% of
contract period, whichever comes first.

Contact the nearest Department of Labor Office for
application and referral. Job order number: 75114.
March 17, 2010


room 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 674-7616.

RV trailers for rent.
Furnished water, electricity,
lawn service, garbage, mail
service, and laundrymat
service available. $85.00 -
$100.00 weekly. Couples or
singles only. NO pets. Call
674-4011.

Trailers for rent, large 2
bedroom, air condition,
refrigerator, stove, garbage
service, laundrymat, lawn
service, and water fur-
nished. NO pets. Call 674-
4011.

(5) homes for rent in
Blountstown City Limits.
New paint, new carpet, new
appliances. Starting at
$400/rent plus
$400/deposit. Call 850-591-
3913

FOR SALE

Prom dress for sale, size
6, red satin, matching purse
included. Call 643-7794.

California extra king size
mattress and box springs,
great shape, $250. Call
674-1262.

Prom dresses, sizes 4, 6,
8, and 16. $75 $100. Call
674-5617.

9 mm brass casing, once
fired 5000, $200. Call 762-
3245.

2005 Yamaha Raptor 660,
low hours, GYTR exhaust &
jet kit, $3500. Call 840-447-
0812.

Solid oak entertainment
center, 7' tall x 42" wide,
recessing doors, $200. Call
209-4500.

Prom dress, rose, new, $
based on need. Call 209-
4500.

GE Spacemaker
microwave XL1600, excel-
lent, bisque color, paid
$400, asking $200. Call
cell: 850-661-0513, Brenda
Hurst.

Youth loft bed, white wash
and navy blue, matching
dresser, mirror and desk,
$200, good condition; gam-
ing table with all acces-
sories for Texas Hold'em
Table Tennis and Pool,
$100, good condition; Oak
twin trundle bed with draw-
ers, $125, excellent condi-
tion. Call anytime at 674-
3381 after 8:00 a.m. and
before 8:00 p.m.

Graco Snug Ride infant
carrier with base, $30; baby
tub with shower, $5; Graco
humidifier, $10; Fisher Price
bouncy seat, vibrates and
plays music, $5. All prices
are best offer. Call 447-
0235.

Set of 4 P275/65 R18 BF
Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A
tires, approximately 75%


STUMP GRINDING
Reasonable Rates
Free Estimates
Call Chris Nissley

674-8081 or Cell:

643-8561

tread left. $250. Call 674-
3303 if no answer leave
message, will call back.

FREE CAT

Free to a good home, 4
year old pure black spade
female house cat, needs
single pet home; 7 month
old gray striped cat, ener-
getic and loves to play, call
674-5848.

JOB OPENINGS

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$700 per Week after train-
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Hiring Locally This Week
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Insurance Company
Full Training Provided -
Potential of $60K+
Annually. 401K, BCBS
Insurance & Pension for
those who qualify
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to set up an interview.

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HOMES FOR SALE

3 bedroom, 2 bath home in
Blountstown. Vinyl siding,
30 year roof, laminate and
tile flooring. Get up to
$23,000.00 in down pay-
ment assistance with no
repay. Call for details.
$115,000.00. Call 850-
762-8185.

PETS FOR SALE
5 year old Stallion Dunn
pony, approximately 37"
high, $200. Call 762-2741.

Full blooded Black Lab
puppies for sale. 1 male
and 3 females. $200. For
more info, please call 850-
899-0450.

ACREAGE

(2) 1/2 acre lots across
from Woodmont.
Land./Home package avail-
able. Mobile homes OK.
Starting at $15.500. Call
674-4885 or 447-0348.

SERVICES

IDA B. McCLELLAN
Professional Property
Researcher


Over 15 years experience
Deeds, Mortgages, Notary
Public Services
(850) 674-3629,
(850) 363-8757
email:
idamcclellan@yahoo.com

WANTED

WANTED Are you ready
to trade it in? I need a full
size pick-up, low mileage, if
possible, year 2003-2007.
No dealers please. Call
674-4011 after 5 p.m.

Electric guitar wanted with
or without amp or case. Call
674-4011 after 5:30 p.m.

Wanted 2 3 bedroom
older fixer upper mobile
home. Call 237-1603, leave
message.

Wanted transmission and
transfer case for 1997 Ford
Explorer. Call 643-6143.

YARD SALE

Yard sale Saturday, 7:00
a.m. until 12 noon at 17096
NE Pear St., Blountstown.
A little bit of everything. Call
237-1753.


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Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Collin Phares


Guilford, Phares


married in Destin

Emily Lynn Guilford, formerly of Blountstown,
and Joshua Collin Phares, of Tallahassee, were joined
in marriage on September 26th, in Destin, Florida.
After a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple resides
in Tallahassee.



'Super Council' meeting

Tuesday at local library


The next Super Council
meeting is set for Tuesday,
March 23, at 5:30 p.m. at
the Calhoun County Public
Library Heritage Room
located at 17731 North
Pear Street in Blountstown.
This is a of the Board of
Calhoun County
Commissioners, Calhoun
County School Board,
Blountstown City Council,
and Altha Town Council.


The Boards will meet in
joint open session to give
updates on ongoing projects
in Calhoun County.
A copy of the agenda is
available at the Calhoun
County Chamber of
Commerce office, Calhoun
County Clerk of Court's
office, Calhoun County
School Board office,
Blountstown City Hall, and
Altha Town Hall.


Little ones and parents

invited to library fun day


Spring is finally here!
Come join the fun as the
Blountstown Public
Library, the Early Learning
Coalition of Northwest
Florida, and the Florida
Family Literacy Initiative
invite parents of children
birth through 3rd grade to
celebrate family fun at the
Blountstown Public
Library Thursday, March
25th, at 10 a.m.


Enjoy a morning filled
with songs, stories, cookies,
and everyone's favorite
spring event an Egg
Hunt on the lawn!
A special thanks to
helpers from Ameri*CORP
VISTA and National
Caucus Center for Black
Aged Inc.
For more information,
call Amy Alderman at 674-
5200.


Quilter's Guild meeting on

Tuesday nights, Marianna


The Jackson County
Quilter's Guild meets every
Tuesday evening from 5:30
to 8:00 p.m. in the Youth
Hall of the 1st United
Methodist Church on
Clinton St. in Marianna for
a weekly Sit-n-Sew.
Quilters come to these
sessions to receive assis-
tance with current program
assignments, work on guild
projects or just to grab a
snack and enjoy the compa-
ny!
The regular business
meeting is held on the 4th
Tuesday of each month


where the emphasis is on
sharing and having fun.
Members show off projects
they have completed, share
their current Block of the
Month, enter to win one of
several door prizes and
have an opportunity to par-
ticipate in a Round Robin,
Challenge Quilt and Quilt
Bingo.
For more information on
becoming a member or for
the pattern for the current
Block of the Month, con-
tact Linda Edwards at 850-
394-7925 or Sandy Voss at
850-272-8980.


Pesticide License CEU


Day Mar. 30
Need CEUs? An oppor-
tunity for licensed pesticide
applicators to earn CEUs
will be held Tuesday,
March 30, from 7:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. CST. The event
will be conducted via inter-
net polycom from the
Calhoun County Extension
Office.
An applicator will be
able to attend any or all of
the 6 sections for pesticide
licensing recertification
credit. A total of 6
FDACS-approved CEUs
are available for the entire
day in the following cate-
gories:
Agricultural Row Crop
Agricultural Tree Crop
Aquatic Pest Control


at Extension
Demonstration &
Research
Forest Pest Control
Natural Areas Weed
Management
Ornamental & Turf
Private Applicator
Agriculture
Right-of-Way Pest
Control
Pest Control Operator -
Lawn & Ornamental
Limited Commercial
Landscape Maintenance
Limited Lawn &
Ornamental Pest Control
Please let Extension
Director Judy Ludlow
know if you have any ques-
tions, and please call ahead
to register at 674-8323.
The fee is $5 at the door.


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Sonny and Angela Lovett of Clarksville and Tim and
Cindy Farris of Youngstown announce the engagement of
their daughter, Ashley Lovett, to Daniel Morris, both of
Panama City. He is the son of Billy Ray and Joyce Morris,
also of Panama City.
Ashley is a 2000 graduate of Mosley High School. She
is presently employed as a stylist D'Salon.
Daniel is a 2001 graduate of Mosley High School. He is
self-employed.
A private beach ceremony is planned for April 3, 2010,
in Sunnyside, FL.
After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple will
reside in Panama City.


Calhoun County receives

$7106 for food, shelter


Calhoun County has
been chosen to receive
$7,106 to supplement
emergency food and shelter
programs in the county.
The selection was made
by a National Board that is
chaired by the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and con-
sists of representatives from
The Salvation Army,
American Red Cross,
United Jewish
Communities, Catholic
Charities, USA, National
Council of the Churches of
Christ in the U.S.A. and
United Way of America
which will provide the
administrative staff and
function as fiscal agent. The
Board was charged to dis-
tribute funds appropriated
by Congress to help expand
the capacity of food and
shelter programs in high-
need areas around the
country.
A local board made up of
a former homeless individ-
ual, the Salvation Army,
Creek Indians, churches,
Catholic Charities, and the
American Red Cross will
determine how the funds
awarded to Calhoun
County are to be distrib-
uted among the emergency
food and shelter programs
run by local service organi-
zations in the area. The
local board is responsible
for recommending agencies


to receive these funds and
any additional funds avail-
able under this phase of the
program.
Under the terms of the
grant from the National
Board, local organizations
chosen to receive funds
must: 1) be private volun-
tary nonprofit or unit of
government, 2) have an
accounting system, 3) prac-
tice nondiscrimination, 4)
have demonstrated the
capability to deliver emer-
gency food and/or shelter
programs, and 5) if they are
a private voluntary organi-
zation, they must have a
voluntary board. Qualifying
organizations are urged to
apply.
Calhoun County has dis-
tributed Emergency Food
and Shelter funds previous-
ly with Calhoun County
Senior Citizens Association,
Inc. and Helping Hands for
People participating. These
agencies provide food and
meals.

Public or private volun-
tary organizations interest-
ed in applying for
Emergency Food and
Shelter Program funds
must contact Dorothy
Sewell at 16859 Cayson
Street, Blountstown,
Florida or call 674-8883 for
an application. The dead-
line for applications is April
2, 2009 at 4:00 PM CT.


Ashley Love#t and Daniel Morris


Benefit cookout Saturday

in Altha for Lois Williford


A benefit for Lois
Williford will be held on
Saturday, March 20th, in
the parking lot at Wildcat
Den in Altha starting at
9:30 a.m. until.
Boston butt or grilled


chicken plates will be avail-
able for a $6 donation.
Included with your choice
of meat will be potato salad,
green beans, collards, bread
and cake. Your donations
will be greatly appreciated.


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BLOUNTSTOWN CHOIR NEWS


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Seniors (from left) Michael Leonard, Ashley Adams, Tyler McClellan, and Michael Gibson
strut their stuff at the FCAT pep rally.


Barwick is featured teacher;


BHS 5th at math competition


BHS and BMS choirs rated


excellent at district festival

The Blountstown High School Choir and the Blountstown Middle School Choir both per-
formed last Saturday at the Florida Vocal Association's District Choral Festival, held at First
Baptist Church in Panama City. Both choirs received an excellent rating for their performanc-
es. A total of 140 students from BHS and BMS performed. The choirs would like to thank
all the faculty, staff, parents and friends who came to support them in this event. They would
also like to thank Ms. Hope Peacock for being their accompanist. Director for both choirs is
Janet Edewaard.


Teacher Feature
by Casey Johnson
Mrs. Barwick plus Math
equals fun! Mrs.
Gwendolyn Barwick is a
superb math teacher in
math education at
Blountstown High School.
She is a graduate of
Chipola College, and
received a Bachelors
Degree from Florida State
University. Her husband is
Coy Barwick, and she has
two children, Jessica Ayers
and Joshua Barwick
(Joshua is currently serving
in the Marine Corps.) She
is originally from Calhoun
County and while watching
her mother, Mrs. Flora
Pumphrey, teach at
Blountstown Elementary
for many years, she decided
to follow suit. Outside of
teaching, Mrs. Barwick's
hobbies include watching
movies, and especially
reading. Her favorite book
is 90 Minutes in Heaven,
written by Don Piper.
When asked if she had
always wanted to teach
Mrs. Barwick replied, "Not
really. I didn't think I
would have the patience. I
didn't start teaching until I
was 34 years old." Mrs.
Barwick said that she
always has enjoyed working
at BHS, "The people I
work with are great, and
the students are awesome,
and I plan to stay at BHS
for a long time!" In addition
to teaching math she also
serves on the School
Literacy team and is a sen-
ior sponsor. Before coming
to Blountstown High to
teach, she taught at
Marianna Middle School
for one year.
Mrs. Barwick is not a
teacher that tortures stu-
dents with equations and
homework. On the con-
trary, while diligently
teaching math, she encour-
ages students to do their
best and in addition wants
them to become successful
and productive members of
society. Learning math is
fun and entertaining in her
classroom; there are always
many projects and engaging
assignments. She always


Mrs. Gwendolyn Barwick
enjoyed school herself, and
it's easy for her to under-
stand how exciting school
can be for some people but
also knows how stressful
and hard school can be for
others. She is a kindheart-
ed teacher with a compas-
sionate soul and would try
to comfort any student who
was down or depressed.
Mrs. Barwick is an
exceptional teacher, and
every student should want
to be her pupil.


Math Competition
Blountstown High
School debuted in the 23rd
Annual Northwest Florida
Mathematics Tournament
held in Niceville March 5.
The test was insur-
mountably excruciating in
the fact that is covered a
vast array of mathematical
topics, such as Algebra II,
Geometry, Pre-Calculus,
Trigonometry, and
Calculus.
Out of eleven schools
that participated,
Blountstown's team placed
5th overall. Harlea Perdue
placed 9th overall individ-
ual out of an estimation of
70 students. For our first
time competing in such a
rigorous mathematics test,
we performed exceptionally
well!

FCAT Pep Rally
by Brittany Griffin
and Kayla Shuler
The best class ever to go
thru Blountstown High
School, (the class of 2010),


kicked off FCAT week with
the 3rd Annual FCAT Pep
Rally on Monday, March
8th. The theme this year
was Tiger Idol. The BHS
auditorium was rocked with
performances with well
known artist such as Lil'
Wayne (Lyndom Baker),
Miley Cyrus (Lesa
Corlett), Madea (Bria
Snowden), and the Black-
Eyed Peas (Mrs. Howell,
Mrs. White, Mrs. Strong,
and Mrs. Taylor). Straight
from Hollywood came our
three celebrity judges,
Simon Cowell, (Jacob
Harden), Trya Banks
(Sasha Simmons), and Fez
from That 70's Show
(Tarak Amin).
During commercial
breaks, underclassmen
were shown products to
prepare them for the FCAT
such as a Richard Simmons
(Ashley Adams) workout
video, Blue Collar Comedy
Four (Michael Leonard,
Jason Money, John Jourdan
and Michale Gibson) and a
pencil commercial remind-
ing students not to forget
their number two pencils.
The Black-Eyed Peas
and the Senior class closed
the show with a remake to
the hit song "I Got a
Feeling". Students and
teachers were not only
entertained but motivated
to take on the FCAT!


Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March
17th, Track at Liberty
County @ 1:00
Thursday, March 18th,
Weightlifting at Godby @
1:00; Baseball, Away at
East Gadsden @ 3:30/6:00
Friday, March 19th,
Softball, Away at Dothan
High; Baseball, Home
against Graceville @ 6:30
Monday, March 22nd,
Softball, Away at San
Destin @ 4:00/6:00
Tuesday, March 23rd,
Report Cards; Softball,
Home against Sneads @
4:00/6:00; Baseball, Home
against Wewa @ 4:00/6:00
Wednesday, March
24th, Track at Liberty
County @ 1:00


BHS Class of 2011 parents


sponsoring cruise to Cozumel


The sign-up deadline for
the parent-sponsored April
28-May 2, 2011 cruise on
the Carnival "Elation"
from the port of Mobile,
Alabama to Cozumel,
Mexico is Friday, March


Camp Brave

Heart offered
Emerald Coast Hospice
will be offering a camp for
children this summer.
Camp Brave Heart is
designed for children, ages
7-14, who have experienced
the loss of a loved one.
Regardless of the type of
loss or the reason for the
loss, all children throughout
the area are invited to apply
to attend Camp Brave
Heart. A prior affiliation
with Emerald Coast
Hospice is not required.
The camp will be held at
Camp Timpoochee located
in Niceville. The dates for
the camp are July 16th-
19th. Volunteer applica-
tions to assist with Camp
Brave Heart are being
accepted. For more infor-
mation or to receive an
application for a child to
attend or to volunteer sim-
ply call Gino Mayo or
Sherri Stone at 850-526-
3577 or go to
www.gentiva.com/hospice.


A $25 deposit is
required for sign-up.
Monthly payments of
approximately $36/month
will be required. This will
allow full payment to made


by February 1, 2011.
For more information,
you may contact any of the
following: Yolanda Buggs
447-2061, Wendy Doyal at
643-8576, or Kim Tanner
at 643-8381.


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at Torreya Park raises $545


The Calhoun and
Liberty County Health
Department Healthy
Communities, Healthy
People program held their
second annual 5K and Fun
Run Saturday March 13 at
Torreya State Park.
We would like to thank
Steve Cutshaw the Park
Manger for all his help dur-
ing this event. Liberty
County is very fortunate to
have this beautiful state
park and such great people
to work with. There were a
total of 37 participants who
ran, jogged or walked. This
was our second 5K and we
raised a total of $545.00 for
Relay For Life.
We would like to thank
the Piggly Wiggly and
Pepsi for their contribu-
tions. We also would like to
thank Joe Edgecomb with
Draggin Tail Run Michael
Collins, Shann Layne,
Angie Bracewell, Judy
Barber, Pam McDaniel
from the Calhoun and
Liberty County Health
Departments, Amanda
Long and Mercedes
Gammons from SWAT,


Monica Brinkley, Shellie
King and Cathia Schmarge
from the Liberty County
Extension Office for all of
their help.
It is wonderful to part-
ner with such great com-
munity members and spon-
sor an event for such a good
cause. This was a great way
to raise money for The
American Cancer Society
and to promote physical
activity which leads to a
healthier lifestyle. We look
forward to working with
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these wonderful partners
for future events. We hope
to see everyone again next
year for our 3rd annual 5K.
Prizes were awarded for
1st, 2nd and 3rd place in
age categories.
Male overall winner:
Devin Ferrell
Male age 14-19: 1st -
Alfonso Hernandez and
2nd Ben Harger
Male age 25-29: 1st
David Honigs and 2nd Abel
Correa
Male age 30-34: 1st
Mark Clements and 2nd
Bryan Kreiter
Male age 35 39: 1st
John Sewell and 2nd Jason
Wright 3rd James Melzer
Male age 40-44: 1st
Kirk Watson and 2nd
Lloyd Harger
Male age 45-49: 1st
Michael MacMullin and
2nd Terry McDowell
Male age 50-54: 1st
Greg Harden
Male age 55-59: 1st
Glen Kimbrel
Male 60 and up: 1st
John Shuler
Female overall winner:
Marty Kirkland


Female age 20-24: 1st
Mary Frances Nieminen
Female age 25-29: 1st
Kelli Bartholomen and 2nd
Nicole Correa and 3rd
Stefanie McDaniel
Female age 30-35: 1st
Edna Alford and 2nd Robin
Barfield and 3rd Jessica
Bennett
Female age 36-37: 1st
Dawn Sullivant and 2nd
Shelby Watson and 3rd
Kristin Gandy
Female age 38-39: 1st
Allyson Howell and 2nd
Ivy Harger
Female age 44-49: 1st
Gwen Cooper and 2nd
Susan Concar
Female age 50-54: 1st
Sue Price and 2nd Diane
Harden
Fun Run Winners were:
1st Blake Barber, 2nd
Megan Hirsch and 3rd
Lauren Harger.
If you would like to learn
more about the Healthy
Communities, Healthy
People program please con-
tact Susan Chafin at the
Liberty County Health
Department at 850-643-
2415 ext. 245 .


Carr FFA will be hosting a 5K and Mile Fun Run on
Saturday April 17, at the Train Depot in Blountstown.
Registration will be from 7:00 A.M. until 7:45 A.M. The
Mile Fun Run is for ages 12 and under and will begin
promptly at 8:00 A.M. The 5K will immediately follow
the Mile Run. Registration fees are $10 for the Mile Run
and $15 for the 5K. This fee includes a tshirt and
medals for division winners and overall winners. For
more information visit our school website
www.carrschool.org.


Big Bend Baseball



season is underway


The defending champi-
ons of the Big Bend
Baseball League of Florida,
the Liberty Diamond
Dawgs and the Calhoun
Horsemen, took the lead in
the Eastern division while
the Destin Dawgs and the
Washington Bruins took
charge to lead the Western
division after the first
weekend of play, with all
games played in Chipley
this past Saturday and
Sunday.
Game results are as fol-
lows:
Liberty Diamond
Dawgs-22, Chattahoochee
Red Birds- 12
Calhoun County
Horsemen- 8, Gulf County
Drive- 5
Destin Dawgs-7 ,
Jackson County Jays-
1
Washington County
Bruins- 6, Bay County
Brewers- 5


League officials want to
thank the Washington
Bruins for hosting the Big
Bend Baseball League
Kick-Off Classic in Chipley
for the first round of play.
All teams will resume play
Sunday, Mar. 21, according
to the schedule as follows:
Calhoun County
Horsemen at
Chattahoochee Red Birds
Liberty Diamond Dawgs


at Gulf County Drive
Destin Dawgs at Bay
County Brewers
Washington County
Bruins at Jackson County
Jays
Congratulations to all
eight teams in the league
for a great start in the 2010
baseball season in the Big
Bend Baseball League of
Florida.


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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorLast week, The County Record brought you one of the most talked about articles we’ve run in a long time: the issue of whether it’s right or wrong to retire from a government job for 30 days, then return to the same position at full pay. As we reported last week, the matter came up for discussion following the Mar. 2 County Commission meeting when board members voted 3-2 to allow County Administrator and Emergency Operations Director Sonny O’Bryan to retire for 30 days, then return to his $80,000 position at full pay. Since that article ran, we’ve learned that O’Bryan isn’t the only county employee who has taken advantage of this loophole in the state retirement law. Clerk of Court Ruth Attaway says longtime Library Director Rita Maupin and County Road Superintendent Bill Atkins also retired and returned to their positions at full pay. The Florida retirement plan known as DROPwhich stands for Deferred Retirement Option Program was created to provide an incentive for those employees making higher salaries to retire and bring in new blood at starting pay, saving taxpayer dollars. Once a government employee enters DROP , their retirement benefits are deposited into a trust account and earn 6.5% annual interest compounded monthly. Despite these benefits, many around the state have been accused of abusing the DROP program by reaping the rewards when their retirement date rolls around, then returning to the same job they retired from with a big paycheck. This abuse led legislators to change the law. Come July 1, government employees will be required to wait six months instead of the current 30 days before going back on the job. The idea behind it is most agencies won’t be able to hold their position open for that long so it won’t be too easy to return to their old job. Over in Palm Beach County, the Board of County Commissioners decided to make it even tougher in their community to abuse this loophole. They voted back in February to create a policy requiring all executive positions be advertised before they are filled. In addition, several Palm Beach county offices banned the practice of allowing a retired employee to return to their same job. While researching this story, The County Record learned of some startling cases of “double dipping” across the state. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Miami Dade Community College President Eduardo J. Padron retired in 2006, collected $893, 286 in lump sum benefits, and began receiving $14,631 a month in retirement pay. His annual salary of $328,860 continued. Supreme Court Justice Harry Anstead retired at $7596 per month and continued receiving his $161,083 salary in 200607. The case that sent Dade County officials changing their policy was when Airport Director Bruce Pelly retired for 30 days, took a lump sum of $304,000 retirement payout, then returned to his $197,000 a year job. Editor’s Note:To correct an error last week Sonny O’Bryan has brought in $5 to $20 million in grants per year for the last decade. BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News Editor A Calhoun County Correctional Officer is behind bars in Texas after being busted with 200 pounds of marijuana. Hector Javier Morales Jr., 30, of Blountstown, was arrested last Wednesday in Brownsville, Texas, after the District Attorney’s Special Operations Group K-9 Unit conducted a consensual search at a relative’s home where he was staying. No one else was named in the arrest report, but sources say the case remains under investigation. Morales is charged with a second-degree felony of possession of marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. The street value of this amount of pot is estimated around $180,000. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010 103rd Year, No. 29 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) TRAGEDYPedestrian hit, killed on Hwy. 71BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Wewahitchka woman was killed Sunday night when she was struck by a vehicle in Calhoun County. Cherie L. Cantrell, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jessie L. Hawkins, 72, of Tallahassee, was behind the wheel of a 2002 Lincoln just after 7 p.m., traveling north on State Road 71. When Hawkins and his two passengers were just north of Clayton Shiver Road, a woman, later identified as Cantrell, walked in front of his vehicle and was struck. Cantrell reportedly had a problem with her vehicle and had pulled onto the west shoulder of the highway just before the accident. She got out of her vehicle, walked into the southbound lane, then crossed into the northbound lane where she was hit by Hawkins’ vehicle. Trooper Phillip Spaziante and Corporal C. Chapman are investigating the crash. Serving Blountstown and Calhoun County Since 1907 RIVER FORECAST A AP P A A L L A A C C H H I I C C O O L L A AR RI I V V E E R RMarch 17..8PM.. 1 1 8 8 . . 6 6 ' ' March 19..8PM.. 1 1 6 6 . . 2 2 ' ' March 21..6AM.. 1 1 6 6 . . 4 4 ' 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!  APPLIANCES  PAINT  LUMBER  BUILDING MATERIALS  TOOLS  FLOOR COVERING & MORE WALDORFF A CE H ARDWAR E 25615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA. 762-3228 $ 3 9 99 Shop Vac Pro 8 Gal. 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HatcherCRIMELocal man is arrested for assault on ex in-laws MAJOR DRUG ARRESTCalhoun Correctional Officer is busted in TX with 200 lbs. of pot Hector Javier MoralesSECOND IN TWO PART SERIESDOUBLEDIPPINGDEBATEWhat's being done to stop this practice?NATIONALCHAMPIONTRACKERSThe team of (from left) CaCI Ofc. Kevin Barton, BPD Maj. Rodney Smith, BPD Sgt. Fred Tanner, and CaCI Sgt. Andy Millard, along with K-9 Bud, returned from the National Manhunt Competition in Little Rock, Arkansas, last week with the first place championship title. All the men were off-duty and went on their own vehicles to the event, even selling ribs at a cookout to raise money for the trip. Following mile and a half long paths through mountain terrain and trailing two hour old tracks, the team beat their closest competition by four minutes. During the trip, they joined a real search when a juvenile prisoner on an Army base escaped. They also had quite an experience one night when a storm broke out and they spotted two tornadoes! See ASSAULT , page 12 HatcherA K-9 cop with the 200 pounds of seized marijuana.

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, Page 2 CALHOUN & LIBERTY COUNTYSHERIFF'S LOGC C A A L L H H O O U U N N C C O O U U N N T T Y Y M M a a r r . . 3 3 : : William D. Shiver, sentenced from court; Allanan N. Carroll, violation of suspended sentence; Dawud I. Williams, county VOP M M a a r r . . 4 4 : : Greg Moore, DUI; Dylan Earnest, county VOP M M a a r r . . 5 5 : : Fred Melvin, poss. controlled substance, drug paraphernalia; Pamela Battles, poss. of meth, drug paraphernalia; William Jones, contempt of court/GA M M a a r r . . 9 9 : : Wisty Taylor, grand theft M M a a r r . . 1 1 0 0 : : Brandon Hatcher, aggravated battery with deadly weapon; Randy Benjamin Smith, state VOP M M a a r r . . 1 1 2 2 : : Robert John Marcarelli, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana; Casey Michelle Byrd, retail theft M M a a r r . . 1 1 3 3 : : Charles Clifford Mills, DUI M M a a r r . . 1 1 4 4 : : Harry Lewis, state VOP; Arnold O'Brian, failure to appear; Quinton Atkins, sale of cocaine; Wilbert Stanley, carrying a concealed weapon; Thomas McCoy, transmitting material harmful to a minor by electronic device M M a a r r . . 1 1 5 5 : : Jorge Zuniga, resisting arrest without violence; Cheri Ann Morris, DUI L L I I B B E E R R T T Y Y C C O O U U N N T T Y Y M M a a r r . . 3 3 : : Allana Carroll, hold for CCSO; Melody Robinson, state VOP M M a a r r . . 4 4 : : Kelli Lynn Pettis, hold for CCSO M M a a r r . . 5 5 : : Pamela A. Battles, hold for CCSO; Fonda Coleman, hold for CCSO M M a a r r . . 8 8 : : Erika Nicole Yang-Coles, hold for CCSO; Karen A. Johnson, hold for CCSO; Angela Denise Moore, hold for CCSO; William Charles Lee, DUI, refusal, DWLSRwith knowledge M M a a r r . . 9 9 : : Wisty Taylor, grand theft/hold for CCSO; McKenzie Roundtree, hold for Orange Co., Jamie Wysinger, hold for Orange Co.; Jabarco Coleman, hold for Orange Co.; Eric Smith, hold for Orange Co.; Latrice Trawick, hold for Orange Co.; Holly King, hold for Orange Co. M M a a r r . . 1 1 1 1 : : Clint William Pearce, violation of injunctionT T h h e e a a b b o o v v e e i i n n d d i i v v i i d d u u a a l l s s w w e e r r e e b b o o o o k k e e d d i i n n t t o o t t h h e e C C a a l l h h o o u u n n o o r r L L i i b b e e r r t t y y C C o o u u n n t t y y J J a a i i l l o o v v e e r r t t h h e e p p a a s s t t w w e e e e k k . . A A l l t t h h o o uu g g h h t t h h e e y y h h a a v v e e b b e e e e n n c c h h a a r r g g e e d d w w i i t t h h a a c c r r i i m m e e , , t t h h e e y y a a r r e e c c o o n n s s i i d d e e r r e e d d i i n n n n o o c c e e n n t t u u n n t t i i l l p p r r o o v v e e n n g g u u i i l l t t y y . . USPS 135-060 Published every Wednesday by Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc. 20311 Central Avenue West Blountstown, FL 32424 PHONE: 850-674-5041 •FAX: 850-674-5008 e-mail: therecord@gtcom.net website: www.thecountyrecord.net Periodicals postage paid at Blountstown, FL Post Office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE COUNTY RECORD P.O. Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424 $21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties $26.00 Elsewhere Robert A. Turner Publisher/Editor/Advertising Sharon Turner Bookkeeper/Circulation Kelli Peacock....News Editor Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has never missed an issue.The County Record The Voice of Calhoun County Since 1907 LETTERS TO THE EDITORCitizens need to Ôspeak up, show up and not just put up'Dear Editor: Thank you for your piece on double dipping etc. Your article sure has stirred up a bees nest of interest. Seems like you took over the part of rebel here in this small community. I tried to stand up, yet had no support. Maybe Calhoun concerned citizens will speak up, show up and not just PUT UP. I have callers from all walks of life, different communities and yes, those everyone knows as the big mouths and trouble makers, call to accuse me of being behind the article. I just want to openly give you the credit due on this, not me. Maybe the other little dirty secrets of our local government can come to bare. I love this community, yet am ashamed at times of those representing us and their actions or lack of. I am not attacking Sonny, Joe or anyone else from the article. The position is what is sacred here and we should have a chance to get the best qualified for the dollar in all positions, not let them just be inherited. Government by the family and friends plan just is not working any longer (not that it ever did, mind you). I was told, in a County Commission meeting many years ago, that THIS IS THE WAY IT (county business) ALWAYS HAS BEEN CONDUCTED AND ALWAYS WILL BE (Donnel). So far, he was right. The reason we do not elect at large to County Commission is none would be elected that has been elected to County Commission more than likely. It seems that there are so many controversies in our government, local, state and national, that the people are starting to understand the government as tyrants. Remember that when people are afraid of the government there is tyranny, yet when the government is afraid of the people there is control (Thomas Jefferson). If you speak openly you are marked as a trouble maker, rebel, outsider, etc. (I qualify). If you do not stand up then you are part of the problem and it ain't going to fix itself!!! You have to chose. Michael W. Willis, Sr Concerned Citizen of Calhoun County Disabled Combat Veteran Dear Editor: Thanks for your article about Sonny O’Bryan’s “Loophole” dilemma. It appears he can decide whether to stay retired or go back to work for the County and get paid twice! After reading this several have asked: Who’s the boss? Who is the Administrative Manager of our County Commission Clerk of Court Attaway or Sonny O’Bryan? It appears that The Clerk of the Court and not Sonny O’Bryan is in violation of the law (No person shall serve in but one Branch of Government at a time Article II, Sec. 3, Florida Constitution)! Our Clerk of the Court is the elected Clerk of The Court and not a member of The County Commission. She should not be involved with the three Commissioners who voted for Sonny O’Bryan. So why does our Clerk of the Court sit with and render legal and business matters to the County Commissioners? The only answer we get is “it’s always been this way.” Hello, Houston we have a problem! Speaking of rocket scientists, government, and job markets: Florida is in serious trouble! It wasn’t loudly proclaimed but I heard a few days ago that over 100,000 high-paid workers connected with our space program were laid off by the President! They live all over central Fla., coastto-coast and that’s bound to deeply affect us locally: lifestyles, school programs, and more. May our Prayers be with them …and US! Again, thanks for your informative articles. Mike Calhoun Concerned Citizen Calhoun CountyReader asks, "Who's the boss?" when it comes to county business E E d d i i t t o o r r ' ' s s N N o o t t e eT T h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y R R e e c c o o r r d d r r e e c c e e i i v v e e d d a a n n o o t t h h e e r r l l e e t t t t e e r r i i n n r r e e g g a a r r d d t t o o t t h h e e r r e e t t i i r r e e m m e e n n t t s s t t o o r r y y w w e e r r a a n n l l a a s s t t w w e e e e k k . . H H o o w w e e v v ee r r , , o o n n l l y y t t h h e e f f i i r r s s t t p p a a g g e e o o f f t t h h e e t t y y p p e e d d l l e e t t t t e e r r w w a a s s i i n n c c l l u u d d e e d d w w i i t t h h n n o o s s i i g g n n a a t t u u r r e e a a n n d d n n o o r r e e t t u u r r n n a a d d d d r r e e s s s s o o n n tt h h e e e e n n v v e e l l o o p p e e . . I I f f t t h h i i s s i i s s y y o o u u r r l l e e t t t t e e r r , , p p l l e e a a s s e e r r e e s s e e n n d d . .Liberty County Deputy Sheriff William Todd Wheetley has been sworn in as a Deputy United States Marshal and appointed a member of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force In his new capacity as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal, Wheetley will from time to time assist the U.S. Marshal’s Service in rounding up fugitives who are violent offenders or sex offenders who illegally leave the jurisdiction. This new authority allows Wheetley to track a person wanted by Liberty County anywhere in the United States or its territories. All of these types of investigations will be paid for by the Marshal’s Service. While working as a member of the Fugitive Task Force, Wheetley’s overtime and other expenses will also be paid by the Marshal’s Service. Wheetley is the first Liberty County Deputy Sheriff to have such an appointment. Sheriff Donnie Conyers had to enter into a contractual agreement with the Marshal’s Service to bring this to pass. In Sheriff Conyers’ words, “I promised the people that I would expand our capabilities and this is a step in doing just that. I am confident that Todd Wheetley will be an outstanding member of the Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.” The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office now joins with the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, and Taylor County Sheriff’s offices, Perry Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, all of which have members of their departments as part of the Fugitive Task Force.Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Wheetley (left) is congratulated by Sheriff Donnie Conyers (center) and Marty West, Supervisor of the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, after Wheetley was sworn in as a Deputy United States Marshal. Wheetley has also been appointed a member of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.Todd Wheetley sworn in as Deputy U.S. MarshalTo the Editor: It is estimated that every day hundreds of uninsured and Medicaid/Medicare patients must go to emergency rooms to get medications for cancer pain, anxiety, attention deficit disorder medication refills, cough medication with codeine, diarrhea medication, hormone replacement and pain medicine. Why? Because these patients are cared for by advanced registered nurse practitioners, who are prohibited by an outdated state law from prescribing these medications. If, however Florida joined 48 other states in our nation and allowed advanced registered nurse practitioners to prescribe these medications, patients could get these same medications in the less costly clinic setting and save untold dollars for the state budget and reduce indigent care cost to hospitals. Currently, Senate Bill 188 and House Bill 677, which are sitting in the committees on Health Regulation, would lift this barrier for Floridians who need to receive that care, especially Floridians who live in rural underserved areas of our state. This legislation would bring Florida up to national standards and join the 48 states that allow advanced practice nurses to prescribe controlled substances. In 2008, the Florida Senate conducted a study on this issue and concluded that, like 48 other states,Antiquated prescription laws must be changedSee LETTERS , page 10BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News Editor A Blountstown woman is facing grand theft charges for allegedly stealing from her employer. Wisty Taylor was arrested Mar. 9. According to the Blountstown Police Department, Ofc. Timothy Partridge responded to Kentucky Fried Chicken Mar. 1 where the manager advised money was missing from the business. The manager said Taylor was also a manager and under his supervision. He said she had confessed to knowing about the missing money and tried to cover it up. During an interview, Taylor told Ofc. Partridge she had a relationship with another KFCemployee. Back in October, a deposit turned up $2000 short and Taylor said she discovered her girlfriend had taken the money. Instead of calling her boss, Taylor said she opted to try to cover the loss so her girlfriend would not get in trouble. Taylor further stated she had been putting money from her paycheck back into the deposits each week so no one would see the loss. However, Taylor admitted to Ofc. Partridge she never witnessed anyone taking the money. Contact was made with the woman Taylor named in the case who told authorities she was in Alabama, but would return within a week to provide a statement. No word on whether that interview has taken place. Taylor was charged Mar. 9 and booked into the Calhoun County Jail. She was given a conditional release the following day. BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News Editor A Bristol man has been charged for sexual battery and domestic battery for allegedly raping and assaulting his wife. Emilio Rivera Barragan, 45, was arrested Friday and remains in custody at the Liberty County Jail. The case began back in January when Barragan’s wife told Inv. Todd Wheetley she had been battered by her husband. He noted swelling on the woman’s face and she said he had hit her with a closed fist. At the time, the woman did not wish to file charges and Inv. Wheetley forwarded the information to a domestic violence victim advocate. Last week, Sgt. Brian Bateman interviewed the woman and she reported her husband had physically forced her to have anal intercourse on two occasions. The woman said they had only one bed in their home and their four children were asleep next to her when the assaults occurred. The woman advised she fled with her children following the last assault and has since found a safe place to live.Woman accused of stealing from employer is arrestedBristol man behind bars for sexual battery on wife Wisty Taylor

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FROM RITA MAUPIN Calhoun County Library DirectorOn March 10, appropriations committees in the Florida House and Senate adopted positions eliminating all State Aid funding for Public Libraries. Rural libraries have already lost significant State Aid funding over the last 3 years. State Aid is operating money needed by rural counties such as Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Jackson, Washington, Franklin, and Holmes Counties to provide library services. State Aid pays for operating costs such as adult and children’s books, Internet connectivity, computers, staff and supplies. Today’s libraries, in addition to books, provide services vitally necessary to survival in these tough economic times. As state and federal agencies close their offices to save money, they are sending their customers to the public library to access services using online computers. On a regular basis, citizens turn to their public library to apply for E-Government services such as Food Stamps, Social Security, file tax returns, renew driver’s licenses, register to vote, apply for jobs, learn to read English or use the computer. If you use the public library for reading materials, school readiness help for your children, cultural programming, or the computers for personal or business communications, it is urgent that you speak out for your public library. You are urged to make the following contacts by e-mail or phone. Governor Charlie Crist: Charlie.Crist @MyFlorida.Com or 850488-7146. Speaker of the House Larry Cretul: larry.cretull@myfloridahouse.gov or 850-488-1450. House TED Appropriations Chair Rep. Rich Glorioso: rich.glorioso@myfloridahouse.gov or 813-757-9110. Senate President Jeff Atwater: atwater.jeff.web@flsenate.gov or 850-487-5100. Chair of House Appropriations Committee Senator Mike Fasano: fasano.mike.web@flsenate.gov or 850-487-5062. Rep. Marti Coley: marti.coley@myfloridahouse.gov or 850-7188047. Rep. Tommy Patronis: jimmy.patronis@myfloridahouse.gov or 850-9146300. Rep. Brad Drake: brad.drake@myfloridahouse.gov or 850-8928431. Rep. Greg Evers: greg.evers@myfloridahouse.gov or 850-9835550. Rep. Clay Ford: clay.ford@myfloridahouse.gov or 850-5955550. Sen. Al Lawson: Lawson.alfred.web@flsenate.gov or 850-487-5004. Sen. Durrell Peaden: peaden.durell.web@flsenate.gov or 850-689-0556The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3 Mom and little ones escape injury in crashA Blountstown woman and her children were fortunate to walk away from a single vehicle crash Friday morning on Hwy. 69. Robin Yoder was the driver of the SUVshown above that sustained significant damage when it landed in a yard near the Pine Island subdivision. Yoder reportedly swerved to miss a dog when the wreck occurred. She and her three little girls (shown at left) were shaken up, but thankful to escape injury. Volunteer firefighter Jeff Kimbrel, who was assisting at the scene, remarked, "The hand of God was on them." New school buses providing seatbelts Photos Withthe Easter BunnyThursday & Friday March 25th & 26th 3PM 6 PMWhile You're Here Visit OurEaster Basket BuffetToys • Goodies • Candy To Fill Your Easter BasketsBLOUNTSTOWN DRUGSJon Plummer, Pharmacist 20370 Central Ave. West Blountstown, FL850-674-2222 Wake Up Muffins Good For You Muffins Made From Scratch 850-762-2324 www.wakeupmuffins.com Delivered To You Fresh Minimum Order Required Blueberry Cream • Bran 6-Grain • Morning Glory Banana Nut • Raisin Bran Pumpkin Cream Pumpkin Honey Hearty Fiber Great Low Calorie Snacks Order 24 Hours In Advance Breakfast, Snacks, Meetings Parties, Or for Just On the GoLibraries losing state funding; residents urged to contact repsBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Calhoun County woman was arrested Friday after she was caught shoplifting at a Blountstown store. Casey Michelle Byrd has been charged with petit theft. According to the Blountstown Police Department, Ofc. Gary McGee was dispatched to Alco Shopping Center where the manager alleged Casey Byrd went into the dressing room with six different items, then came out 10 minutes later with nothing but a pair of shoes and a belt. When the manager questioned Byrd, she said she and her friend had put the clothing back. Byrd’s bag then fell and the manager spotted the missing items which included three shirts and a pair of jeans valued around $60. Byrd was booked into the Calhoun County Jail where she remained in custody at press time.BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorAMarianna man wound up behind bars after sending an inappropriate photo in a text message to a teenage girl. Thomas McCoy, 23, has been charged with transmission of material harmful to minors by electronic device or equipment. According to the Blountstown Police Department, Inv. Timothy Partridge was contacted Mar. 9 by a parent who alleged McCoy had sent a photo of his penis to her 16year-old daughter’s phone, as well as to her number. Inv. Partridge saw the photo and contacted McCoy on his cell phone. McCoy agreed to meet him at the police station where he admitted to sending the photo and claimed he thought the girl was 18 or 19. McCoy was booked into the Calhoun County Jail Sunday.Woman arrested trying to steal clothes at AlcoText message photo lands a man in jail Thomas McCoy Casey Michelle ByrdAfter the recent bus accident near Chattahoochee that left a Gadsden County teen dead, school bus safety is on everyone's minds. Here in Calhoun County, many youngsters now have the option of buckling up on board. "We have about 36 buses we operate and 16 of them have seatbelts," says School Transportation Director Willy Pitts. "In 2002, we started getting seatbelts on buses, now they're pretty standard. As we add buses they'll have them on there." Pitts notes that bus drivers remind the children to fasten their seatbelts, but students are not required to do so and drivers are not liable if they don't. "The younger students are real good about it," Pitts points out. Above, Blountstown Elementary student Abby Devuyst buckles up before her bus ride home. BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorAman wanted in Calhoun County for sale of cocaine got caught following a police chase in Marianna. According to the Marianna Police Department, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle just after 9:30 p.m. Mar. 9 that was leaving the Mobile Station on North Jefferson St. in a reckless manner, with no headlights on. The vehicle fled the officer, a pursuit ensued, and the vehicle eventually wrecked at The M.O.C. HealthCare on Sixth Street, demolishing the business sign. The driver and one of the passengers fled on foot and was captured a short time later by responding back-up officers. A third passenger, Marcus R. Daniels of Sneads, was injured in the crash, and he was transported to Jackson E.R. Daniels was not charged in the incident. The driver of the vehicle was Paul Xavier Pollock of Sneads. He was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a traffic crash. The other passenger, Quinton M. Atkins, of Chattahoochee, had active warrants for sale of cocaine out of Calhoun County. Atkins in is custody at Calhoun County Jail.Man wanted for sale of cocaine apprehended after police chase Quinton M. Atkins G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ?E E m m a a i i l l u u s s ! !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t t

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 4 4 Emily Lynn Guilford, formerly of Blountstown, and Joshua Collin Phares, of Tallahassee, were joined in marriage on September 26th, in Destin, Florida. After a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Tallahassee.Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Collin PharesGuilford, Phares married in Destin Lovett, Morris will exchange vows in April 3 beach weddingAshley Lovett and Daniel MorrisSonny and Angela Lovett of Clarksville and Tim and Cindy Farris of Youngstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Lovett, to Daniel Morris, both of Panama City. He is the son of Billy Ray and Joyce Morris, also of Panama City. Ashley is a 2000 graduate of Mosley High School. She is presently employed as a stylist D’Salon. Daniel is a 2001 graduate of Mosley High School. He is self-employed. Aprivate beach ceremony is planned for April 3, 2010, in Sunnyside, FL. After a honeymoon trip to Jamaica, the couple will reside in Panama City. Quilter's Guild meeting on Tuesday nights, MariannaThe Jackson County Quilter’s Guild meets every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Youth Hall of the 1st United Methodist Church on Clinton St. in Marianna for a weekly Sit-n-Sew. Quilters come to these sessions to receive assistance with current program assignments, work on guild projects or just to grab a snack and enjoy the company! The regular business meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month where the emphasis is on sharing and having fun. Members show off projects they have completed, share their current Block of the Month, enter to win one of several door prizes and have an opportunity to participate in a Round Robin, Challenge Quilt and Quilt Bingo. For more information on becoming a member or for the pattern for the current Block of the Month, contact Linda Edwards at 850394-7925 or Sandy Voss at 850-272-8980. • Invitations • Napkins • Accessories • Programs • Notes • Place Cards • Bookmarks • Gifts • Anniversary The County Record 20311 Central Ave. West Blountstown, FL 674-5041 McMillan Trees & Shrubs Central Ave. Across From Movie Gallery 674-2454 • Potting Soil • Mulch • Pine Straw • Shade Trees • Fruit Trees •Statuary • Flowering Trees • Bedding & Vegetable Plants •Double Knock Out Roses 9-5 Mon-Fri; 8-5 SatCalhoun County has been chosen to receive $7,106 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and United Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in highneed areas around the country. A local board made up of a former homeless individual, the Salvation Army, Creek Indians, churches, Catholic Charities, and the American Red Cross will determine how the funds awarded to Calhoun County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofit or unit of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply. Calhoun County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. and Helping Hands for People participating. These agencies provide food and meals. Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Dorothy Sewell at 16859 Cayson Street, Blountstown, Florida or call 674-8883 for an application. The deadline for applications is April 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM CT.Calhoun County receives $7106 for food, shelterSpring is finally here! Come join the fun as the Blountstown Public Library, the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, and the Florida Family Literacy Initiative invite parents of children birth through 3rd grade to celebrate family fun at the Blountstown Public Library Thursday, March 25th, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a morning filled with songs, stories, cookies, and everyone's favorite spring event — an Egg Hunt on the lawn! A special thanks to helpers from Ameri*CORP VISTA and National Caucus Center for Black Aged Inc. For more information, call Amy Alderman at 6745200. Little ones and parents invited to library fun dayA benefit for Lois Williford will be held on Saturday, March 20th, in the parking lot at Wildcat Den in Altha starting at 9:30 a.m. until. Boston butt or grilled chicken plates will be available for a $6 donation. Included with your choice of meat will be potato salad, green beans, collards, bread and cake. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.Benefit cookout Saturday in Altha for Lois WillifordNeed CEUs? An opportunity for licensed pesticide applicators to earn CEUs will be held Tuesday, March 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST. The event will be conducted via internet polycom from the Calhoun County Extension Office. An applicator will be able to attend any or all of the 6 sections for pesticide licensing recertification credit. A total of 6 FDACS-approved CEUs are available for the entire day in the following categories: · Agricultural Row Crop · Agricultural Tree Crop · Aquatic Pest Control · Demonstration & Research · Forest Pest Control · Natural Areas Weed Management · Ornamental & Turf · Private Applicator Agriculture · Right-of-Way Pest Control · Pest Control Operator Lawn & Ornamental · Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance · Limited Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Please let Extension Director Judy Ludlow know if you have any questions, and please call ahead to register at 674-8323. The fee is $5 at the door. Pesticide License CEU Day Mar. 30 at Extension C CH H E E C C K KU US SO OU U T TO ON N L L I I N N E E! !w w w w w w . . t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t tB BE E C C O O M M E E A AF FA A N N O O N NO OU U R RF FA A C C E E B B O O O O K KP PA A G G E EThe next Super Council meeting is set for Tuesday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Calhoun County Public Library Heritage Room located at 17731 North Pear Street in Blountstown. This is a of the Board of Calhoun County Commissioners, Calhoun County School Board, Blountstown City Council, and Altha Town Council. The Boards will meet in joint open session to give updates on ongoing projects in Calhoun County. A copy of the agenda is available at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce office, Calhoun County Clerk of Court’s office, Calhoun County School Board office, Blountstown City Hall, and Altha Town Hall.ÔSuper Council' meeting Tuesday at local library E EM M A A I I L LY YO O U U R RN NE E W W S ST TO O: : n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t tD DE E A A D D L L I I N N E EM MO O N N D D A A Y YN NO O O O N N

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All around the world, Special Olympics has a formidable and caring legion of protectors and supporters: The Law Enforcement Community. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It gives them the continuing opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families and other Special Olympic athletes and the community. The signature event of the law enforcement community’s year-round support of Special Olympics is the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. For 27 years, the “Flame of Hope” has traversed Florida in an intrastate relay of simultaneous routes throughout the state, covering countless thousands of miles. The torch is carried by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers all the way from the Alabama/Florida state line in Century to the Opening Ceremonies of Florida’s annual State Summer Games, which will be held May 14-16, 2010 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. The First Leg of the Torch Run begins in Escambia County (Century) on Monday, March 29, 2010 and ends with the Final Leg in Osceola County (Kissimmee) on Friday, May 14, with stops along the way in virtually every county in Florida. The Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest annual public relations and fund raising event amongst Special Olympics Florida and law enforcement agencies. Statewide, the participating chiefs, officers, sheriffs, deputies, special agents, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, military police and cadets from virtually every branch of federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement, represent a total of over 300 different agencies. In 2009 the Florida Department of Corrections led all other agencies in the number of participants and the amount of money raised, and is once again proud to be a supporting partner of the Special Olympics Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run. On Thursday, March 25th, the Florida Department of Corrections will be participating in the 4th Annual Barbeque across the State for Special Olympics. Institutions and Community Corrections Circuits will be hosting barbeques simultaneously across the state to raise money for the Special Olympics Florida. In an effort to support Special Olympics Florida, Calhoun Correctional Institution will be selling dinners, Thursday, March 25. The dinners will consist of leg quarters, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a brownie for $6. All proceeds will go directly to Special Olympics Florida. Anyone interested in purchasing a dinner should contact one of the following at Calhoun Correctional Institution: Becky Waldorff (850)237-6507, Tracy Carman (850)2376524, Carole Vertz (850)237-6534, April Melvin (850)237-6555 or Tori Money (850)2376547. The Calhoun County leg of Special Olympics Florida, Law Enforcement Torch Run will be Monday, April 12. More information will be provided in the coming weeks. The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 B B R R A A G G S S H H O O P P HAPPY "8th" BIRTHDAY, ZALA!! "Juicy" celebrated her 8th birthday on March 11th. Zala is the daughter of Carla Hall and Zary White. Her maternal grandparents are Janie and Carl Hall. Paternal grandparents are Wade and Eloise White. Zala enjoys going shopping, hanging out with friends and getting her hair and nails done. She will celebrate her birthday with family and friends on Saturday, March 20th at Rock It Lanes in Panama City. We love you, Juicy!! HAPPY "9th" BIRTHDAY, ZAI`KERIA!! "Zie" celebrated her 9th birthday on March 15th. Zai`Keria is kthe daughter of Carla Hall and Zary White. Her maternal grandparents are Janie and Carl Hall. Paternal grandparents are Wade and Eloise White. Zie enjoys going shopping, hanging out with Auntie Ashley, and talking on the phone. She will celebrate her birthday with family and friends on Saturday, March20th at Rock It Lanes in Panama City. We love you, Zie!! Altha's Brigette Utley vies for Watermelon titleThe Florida Watermelon Association announced recently that Brigette Rene’ Utley of Altha has been selected as a contestant for Florida Watermelon Queen. Brigette is the 21-year-old daughter of Lealus and Mary Utley. She will join an elite group of young ladies from 18 to 23 years old from throughout Florida to compete for the state title. The competition will be held March 26-28 during the 42nd Annual Florida Watermelon Convention in St. Augustine at the Renaissance Resort in the World Golf Village. The Florida Watermelon Queen travels throughout Florida and the United States promoting the watermelon industry and making guest appearances. She gives tips on the selection, in addition to discussing the nutritional and economic values of watermelon. Brigette is sponsored by Valentine Ranch. WANTED: Great representatives for Calhoun County and Blountstown! Each year, young ladies chosen to represent in the Miss Calhoun County and Miss Blountstown pageants spend countless hours not only appearing at area Chamber ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and parades, but they travel throughout Northwest Florida working for various organizations and representing our county. In years past, young ladies have volunteered at local nursing facilities, organized a Queens Clean Up day at local parks, organized food drives for hurricane/tornado victims, and bagged groceries at local supermarkets for charity, just to name a few. The Little Miss, Teen Miss and Miss queens from Blountstown and Calhoun County go on to represent our area at the Miss Northwest Florida Pageant in Panama City. Last year local girls did very well at this competition, with some placing in the Top 5! They also helped raise over $4,000 for Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Awareness. The Miss Northwest Florida pageant organization stresses age appropriate styling, and not just beauty on the outside, but within. The girls have to speak impromptu on stage in local pageants, and if they go on to regional competition, will go through two rounds of interviewing, stage competition, then another round of impromptu questioning. Each young lady representing Calhoun County and Blountstown with this organization must turn in a monthly progress report from their teacher stating they have maintained good behavior throughout the month. They are kept on a demerit system and once 10 demerits are received they may no longer represent our area. This year’s pageants are set for March 20th, with a signup deadline of Friday, March 12th. Attached is an information sheet and entry form. For more information, contact Jami Daniels, Miss Northwest Florida, Executive Director, at 334.300.1671 or jlynn4966@aol.com, or visit www.Missnorthwest florida.com.Miss Blountstown, Calhoun pageants Saturday at BHS Look what’s in at the Co-Op... KN OC K O UT R O SES R e d  P ink  Y e ll ow  W hite E V ER Y T HI N G T O MA KE Y O UR GA R D EN G R O W FRUIT TREES FLOWERING TREES GA R D EN T OOL S  R O SE TRE LL I S H O SES  S P R I NK L ERS  G LO V ES an d M uc h , M uc h M o r e !! P ottin g S oi l F e r ti l i z e r s Choose f r o m O ur B i g S e l e c tion o f  Bedding Plants  Flower Plants  Vegetable Plants  Garden Seeds Our friendly staff is ready to assist you with all your lawn and garden needs! Come See Us!! Al tha F a r m e r s Co-Op Al tha S to r e Mt.Olive Cemetery Rd. P.O. Box 98 Altha, Fl 32421 850-762-3161 Fax: 850-762-8749 B l o u ntstown S to r e 18453 Main St. North P.O. Box 4009 Blountstown, Fl 32424 850-674-8102 Fax: 850-674-8194 M a r ianna S to r e 2981 S. Pennsylvania Ave. P.O. Box 903 Marianna, Fl 32447 850-482-2416 Fax: 850-482-5636 Gardening Friends of the Big Bend is proud to announce that Dr. Gil Nelson will be the speaker for the 3rd Annual GFBB Speaker Dinner set for Saturday, Mar. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain H. May, Sr. Building, North Florida Research and Education Center, at 155 Research Road in Quincy. He will be speaking on native plants for southern landscapes. Dr. Nelson is a writer, naturalist, photographer, and field botanist who lives in southwest Georgia, near Thomasville. He writes, speaks, edits, and consults on botany, ecology, outdoor recreation, gardening, and environmental science topics, especially as they relate to the southeastern United States. Doors will open at 6:30 PM with an opportunity to mingle with fellow gardening enthusiasts, visit the cash bar, and peruse the silent auction items. A delicious dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Reservations are suggested and must be made by Wednesday, March 24. They may be made by contacting Clara Skipper via email at claraskipper@comcast.net or by using the GFBB website, www.thegfbb.com. Pre-registered tickets will be $25 per person. Tickets at the door will be $30 each. Please mail your check made out to GFBB, to NFREC, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351, Attention: GFBB Speaker Dinner. Dr. Gil Nelson to speak at Gardening Friends dinnerTorch Run comes through Calhoun County April 12CaCI holding cookout for Special Olympics Mar. 25Former Carr Student's Art on Display in Vero Beach Kaylee Sangster's picture was chosen to be on display at the Indian River county school art show at Vero Beach Mall. Kaylee is a fourth grade student at Sebastian Elementary School. She is the daughter of Laura McCardle of Sebastian and granddaughter of Carl and Alice McCardle of Altha. C C h h e e c c k k o o u u t t o o u u r r n n e e w w w w e e b b s s i i t t e e ! ! ! !~ ~ C C o o m m m m e e n n t t o o n n s s t t o o r r i i e e s s ~ ~w w w w w w . . t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t tJ J o o i i n n o o u u r r e e m m a a i i l l c c l l u u b b a a n n d d r r e e c c e e i i v v e e b b r r e e a a k k i i n n g g n n e e w w s s a a l l e e r r t t s s ! ! E E m m a a i i l l n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t t

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6 BLOUNTSTOWNDIXIEYOUTH’SOpening Day of Baseball The bats were in motion Saturday morning at Sam Atkins Park as the Blountstown Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball League opened their 2010 season. Opening ceremonies featured introduction of the 240 players and their coaches, presentation of flags by the Blountstown Fire Department, and the first pitch to officially start the season. Thanks to all those who volunteer their time to bring sports opportunities to our children!PHOTOS BY JASON DUNN The best time to fish is just a click away... www.thecountyrecord.net Good Luck! ...and Wear A Life Jacket! moon phases solunar tables river readings City Workshop The Blountstown City Council will hold a Workshop on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at the Council room on Angle Street. The Workshop will be on:  Animal Ordinance  Water & Conservation Issues  Other Items March 17, 2010 NOTICE FOR BID THE CALHOUN LIBERTY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS ON THE FOLLOWING: 2005 16’ ScandyWhite Aluminum Boat, AMW Trailer, 2005 60 HP Mercury Motor, Trolling Motor and Depth Finder. May be seen at Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union, Blountstown Branch. THE CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS Last day to submit bis is March 19, 2010.BY COACH GREG JORDAN The Blountstown High School Tiger Boys Weight Lifting Team had their first meet at Wewahitchka on Thursday, March 4th. The Tigers placed 1st overall with 43 points. Competing teams were Blountstown, Wewa, Liberty and Franklin counties. Individual winners were: in the 119 class was Hunter Jenks, 1st; 129 class Paul Mosley, 2nd; 139 class Jawon Mosley, 1st; 154 class Bobby Andrews, 2nd; 154 class Chaz Fain, 1st; 199 class Patrick Pitts, 3rd; 199 class Rees Barton, 1st; 238 class Dowling Lee, 1st; Corey McClellan Heavy Weight, 1st. The Tigers’ second meet was at Wakulla on Thursday, March 11th. The Tigers took 2nd place. Competing teams were Wakulla, Blountstown, Altha, Wewa and St. Joe. Individual winners for Blountstown were: 119 class Hunter Jenks, 1st place; 129 class Chris Byrne, 1st place; 129 class Paul Mosley, 3rd place; 154 class Chaz Fain, 1st place; Bobby Andrews, 3rd place; 219 class Michael Gibson, 3rd place; 238 class Dowling Lee, 1st place. The next meet will be Thursday, March 18, at Godby High School at the Big Bend meet. The only home meet of the year will be on Thursday, March 25, at 3:00 p.m. This will be a qualifier for the state meet.Tiger lifters 1st place overall at Wewa meet The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises the public that its temporary suspension of certain saltwater fishing and licensing regulations to allow for the cleanup of dead fish has expired. The order initially for Jan. 16-31, then extended for one month was issued in response to numerous reports of saltwater fish killed by an extended coldweather period in Florida. It expired Mar. 1. The FWC is no longer receiving widespread reports of dead saltwater fish around the state, and people must observe all normal fishing and licensing regulations that apply to the harvest and possession of saltwater fish. These rules are available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing or MyFWC.com/Rules.FWC temporary fishing suspension has expiredChipola baseball even in first conference gamesMARIANNA—The Chipola College baseball team split their first two Panhandle Conference games with Pensacola Junior College. The Indians’ Michael Revell, Joey Rapp and Cody Martin all hit homers to lead Chipola to a 9-3 win over Pensacola on March 10. Garrett Baker earned the win on the mound for Chipola. Duncan Midkiff picked up the save. Pensacola held the Indians scoreless (6-0) in the conference opener on March 8. The Indians had three hits on the day from LeVon Washington, Michael Revell and Aaron Etchison. Pitcher Austin Wright was charged with the loss for Chipola. The Indians play at Pensacola March 12 before returning home to host Tallahassee March 13 at 1 p.m. Chipola travels to TCC March 15 and hosts TCC again, March 17 at 5 p.m. Chipola begins a three game series at Gulf Coast March 19. The Indians host Gulf Coast at 1 p.m. on March 20. Chipola (13-12) is tied for eighth with Palm Beach in the FCCAA State poll. For the latest news, call 718-2CJC or visit www.chipola.edu. MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians open the conference race Wednesday, March 17, in a 4 p.m. double-header with Gulf Coast. The Lady Indians team improved to 26-6 after sweeping Heartland College in a double-header on March 10. Brittany Black threw 10 strikeouts to lead Chipola to an 11-2 win in game one. Emma Stevenson picked up the win in game two. Chipola swept Darton College in a March 6 double-header. Black was the winning pitcher in Chipola’s 3-2 win in game one. Stevenson picked up in the win for the Lady Indians in the 11-2 game two. The Lady Indians are ranked third in the FCCAA State Poll begin top-ranked Miami-Dade and number two Santa Fe. Northwest is fourth. TCC is fifth and Gulf Coast is eighth. Chipola headed to Jacksonville March 12-13 for games with St. Johns, St. Pete, FCCJ and Seminole (OK). Details unavailable at press time.Chipola Ladies host GCCC in softball conference opener T T h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y R R e e c c o o r r d dCHECKUSOUTONLINE!WWW.THECOUNTYRECORD.NET~ BECOMEAFANONOURFACEBOOKPAGE! ~ JOINOUREMAILCLUB& RECEIVEBREAKINGNEWSALERTS EMAILNEWS@THECOUNTYRECORD.NET

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 fairpoint ad 19872 SR 20 West, Blountstown, FL  674-3711 Talk, Text and Web for Less! $50 Unlimited Talk  Text  Web Come In For Details Today! Per Month Plus TaxThe defending champions of the Big Bend Baseball League of Florida, the Liberty Diamond Dawgs and the Calhoun Horsemen, took the lead in the Eastern division while the Destin Dawgs and the Washington Bruins took charge to lead the Western division after the first weekend of play, with all games played in Chipley this past Saturday and Sunday. Game results are as follows: Liberty Diamond Dawgs-22, Chattahoochee Red Birds12 Calhoun County Horsemen8, Gulf County Drive5 Destin Dawgs-7 , Jackson County Jays1 Washington County Bruins6, Bay County Brewers5 League officials want to thank the Washington Bruins for hosting the Big Bend Baseball League Kick-Off Classic in Chipley for the first round of play. All teams will resume play Sunday, Mar. 21, according to the schedule as follows: Calhoun County Horsemen at Chattahoochee Red Birds Liberty Diamond Dawgs at Gulf County Drive Destin Dawgs at Bay County Brewers Washington County Bruins at Jackson County Jays Congratulations to all eight teams in the league for a great start in the 2010 baseball season in the Big Bend Baseball League of Florida. The Calhoun and Liberty County Health Department Healthy Communities, Healthy People program held their second annual 5K and Fun Run Saturday March 13 at Torreya State Park. We would like to thank Steve Cutshaw the Park Manger for all his help during this event. Liberty County is very fortunate to have this beautiful state park and such great people to work with. There were a total of 37 participants who ran, jogged or walked. This was our second 5K and we raised a total of $545.00 for Relay For Life. We would like to thank the Piggly Wiggly and Pepsi for their contributions. We also would like to thank Joe Edgecomb with Draggin Tail Run , Michael Collins, Shann Layne, Angie Bracewell, Judy Barber, Pam McDaniel from the Calhoun and Liberty County Health Departments, Amanda Long and Mercedes Gammons from SWAT, Monica Brinkley, Shellie King and Cathia Schmarge from the Liberty County Extension Office for all of their help. It is wonderful to partner with such great community members and sponsor an event for such a good cause. This was a great way to raise money for The American Cancer Society and to promote physical activity which leads to a healthier lifestyle. We look forward to working with these wonderful partners for future events. We hope to see everyone again next year for our 3rd annual 5K. Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in age categories. Male overall winner: Devin Ferrell Male age 14-19: 1st – Alfonso Hernandez and 2nd Ben Harger Male age 25-29: 1st David Honigs and 2nd Abel Correa Male age 30-34: 1st Mark Clements and 2nd Bryan Kreiter Male age 35 – 39: 1st John Sewell and 2nd Jason Wright 3rd James Melzer Male age 40-44: 1st Kirk Watson and 2nd Lloyd Harger Male age 45-49: 1st Michael MacMullin and 2nd Terry McDowell Male age 50-54: 1st Greg Harden Male age 55-59: 1st Glen Kimbrel Male 60 and up: 1st John Shuler Female overall winner: Marty Kirkland Female age 20-24: 1st Mary Frances Nieminen Female age 25-29: 1st Kelli Bartholomen and 2nd Nicole Correa and 3rd Stefanie McDaniel Female age 30-35: 1st Edna Alford and 2nd Robin Barfield and 3rd Jessica Bennett Female age 36-37: 1st Dawn Sullivant and 2nd Shelby Watson and 3rd Kristin Gandy Female age 38-39: 1st Allyson Howell and 2nd Ivy Harger Female age 44-49: 1st Gwen Cooper and 2nd Susan Concar Female age 50-54: 1st Sue Price and 2nd Diane Harden Fun Run Winners were: 1st Blake Barber, 2nd Megan Hirsch and 3rd Lauren Harger. If you would like to learn more about the Healthy Communities, Healthy People program please contact Susan Chafin at the Liberty County Health Department at 850-6432415 ext. 245 .Second Annual 5K, Fun Run at Torreya Park raises $545 P P r r o o c c e e e e d d s s f f r r o o m m t t h h e e 5 5 K K a a n n d d F F u u n n R R u u n n b b e e n n e e f f i i t t A A C C S S R R e e l l a a y y f f o o r r L L i i f f e eBig Bend Baseball season is underway S S U U N N D D A A Y Y , , M M A A R R C C H H 2 2 1 1 G G A A M M E E S S S S C C H H E E D D U U L L E E D D ~ ~ C C a a l l h h o o u u n n C C o o u u n n t t y y H H o o r r s s e e m m e e n n w w i i l l l l b b e e i i n n C C h h a a t t t t a a h h o o o o c c h h e e e e ~ ~ L L i i b b e e r r t t y y D D i i a a m m o o n n d d D D a a w w g g s s t t r r a a v v e e l l t t o o G G u u l l f f C C o o u u n n t t y y D D r r i i v v e eCarr FFA will be hosting a 5K and Mile Fun Run on Saturday April 17, at the Train Depot in Blountstown. Registration will be from 7:00 A.M. until 7:45 A.M. The Mile Fun Run is for ages 12 and under and will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M. The 5K will immediately follow the Mile Run. Registration fees are $10 for the Mile Run and $15 for the 5K. This fee includes a tshirt and medals for division winners and overall winners. For more information visit our school website www.carrschool.org.

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Teacher Feature by Casey Johnson Mrs. Barwick plus Math equals fun! Mrs. Gwendolyn Barwick is a superb math teacher in math education at Blountstown High School. She is a graduate of Chipola College, and received a Bachelors Degree from Florida State University. Her husband is Coy Barwick, and she has two children, Jessica Ayers and Joshua Barwick (Joshua is currently serving in the Marine Corps.) She is originally from Calhoun County and while watching her mother, Mrs. Flora Pumphrey, teach at Blountstown Elementary for many years, she decided to follow suit. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Barwick’s hobbies include watching movies, and especially reading. Her favorite book is 90 Minutes in Heaven, written by Don Piper. When asked if she had always wanted to teach Mrs. Barwick replied, “Not really. I didn’t think I would have the patience. I didn’t start teaching until I was 34 years old.” Mrs. Barwick said that she always has enjoyed working at BHS, “The people I work with are great, and the students are awesome, and I plan to stay at BHS for a long time!” In addition to teaching math she also serves on the School Literacy team and is a senior sponsor. Before coming to Blountstown High to teach, she taught at Marianna Middle School for one year. Mrs. Barwick is not a teacher that tortures students with equations and homework. On the contrary, while diligently teaching math, she encourages students to do their best and in addition wants them to become successful and productive members of society. Learning math is fun and entertaining in her classroom; there are always many projects and engaging assignments. She always enjoyed school herself, and it’s easy for her to understand how exciting school can be for some people but also knows how stressful and hard school can be for others. She is a kindhearted teacher with a compassionate soul and would try to comfort any student who was down or depressed. Mrs. Barwick is an exceptional teacher, and every student should want to be her pupil. Math Competition Blountstown High School debuted in the 23rd Annual Northwest Florida Mathematics Tournament held in Niceville March 5. The test was insurmountably excruciating in the fact that is covered a vast array of mathematical topics, such as Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and Calculus. Out of eleven schools that participated, Blountstown’s team placed 5th overall. Harlea Perdue placed 9th overall individual out of an estimation of 70 students. For our first time competing in such a rigorous mathematics test, we performed exceptionally well! FCAT Pep Rally by Brittany Griffin and Kayla Shuler The best class ever to go thru Blountstown High School, (the class of 2010), kicked off FCAT week with the 3rd Annual FCAT Pep Rally on Monday, March 8th. The theme this year was Tiger Idol. The BHS auditorium was rocked with performances with well known artist such as Lil’ Wayne (Lyndom Baker), Miley Cyrus (Lesa Corlett), Madea (Bria Snowden), and the BlackEyed Peas (Mrs. Howell, Mrs. White, Mrs. Strong, and Mrs. Taylor). Straight from Hollywood came our three celebrity judges, Simon Cowell, (Jacob Harden), Trya Banks (Sasha Simmons), and Fez from That 70’s Show (Tarak Amin). During commercial breaks, underclassmen were shown products to prepare them for the FCAT such as a Richard Simmons (Ashley Adams) workout video, Blue Collar Comedy Four (Michael Leonard, Jason Money, John Jourdan and Michale Gibson) and a pencil commercial reminding students not to forget their number two pencils. The Black-Eyed Peas and the Senior class closed the show with a remake to the hit song “I Got a Feeling”. Students and teachers were not only entertained but motivated to take on the FCAT! Calendar of Events Wednesday, March 17th, Track – at Liberty County @ 1:00 Thursday, March 18th, Weightlifting at Godby @ 1:00; Baseball, Away at East Gadsden @ 3:30/6:00 Friday, March 19th, Softball, Away at Dothan High; Baseball, Home against Graceville @ 6:30 Monday, March 22nd, Softball, Away at San Destin @ 4:00/6:00 Tuesday, March 23rd, Report Cards; Softball, Home against Sneads @ 4:00/6:00; Baseball, Home against Wewa @ 4:00/6:00 Wednesday, March 24th, Track – at Liberty County @ 1:00The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 8 8 BlountstownHigh School News Seniors (from left) Michael Leonard, Ashley Adams, Tyler McClellan, and Michael Gibson strut their stuff at the FCAT pep rally.Mrs. Gwendolyn Barwick B l o u n t s t o w n c h o i r n e w s The Blountstown High School Choir and the Blountstown Middle School Choir both performed last Saturday at the Florida Vocal Association's District Choral Festival, held at First Baptist Church in Panama City. Both choirs received an excellent rating for their performances. A total of 140 students from BHS and BMS performed. The choirs would like to thank all the faculty, staff, parents and friends who came to support them in this event. They would also like to thank Ms. Hope Peacock for being their accompanist. Director for both choirs is Janet Edewaard. BHSand BMS choirs rated excellent at district festivalBarwick is featured teacher; BHS 5th at math competition The sign-up deadline for the parent-sponsored April 28-May 2, 2011 cruise on the Carnival “Elation” from the port of Mobile, Alabama to Cozumel, Mexico is Friday, March 25. A $25 deposit is required for sign-up. Monthly payments of approximately $36/month will be required. This will allow full payment to made by February 1, 2011. For more information, you may contact any of the following: Yolanda Buggs 447-2061, Wendy Doyal at 643-8576, or Kim Tanner at 643-8381.BHS Class of 2011 parents sponsoring cruise to Cozumel Your "Local" PROM CENTRAL 100's of Gowns 50% Off 100's of Tuxedos $59.95 & Up #1 In Price & Customer Service Clarksville, FL Hwy 20 & County Rd 287 www.prowant.net 674-9685  674-PROM(7766) Home of the Miss Florida Palm State Scholarship Pageant. Over $7,000 in prizes in 2008 to $8,000 in Scholarships in 2009 PROM & PAGEANT“The Florida "Farm to School” program is an initiative seeking to bring nutritious, fresh food from local farms to schools including K-12, colleges and universities. Every year, Florida schools spend millions of dollars for fresh produce. The Farm to School program is intended to open the door for more of those dollars to stay within Florida. It will also support Florida farmers by promoting opportunities for schools and growers to work together to increase the volume of locally grown product that is served in school cafeterias and dining halls. Incorporating locally grown products into school meals also supports local economies, reduces transportation costs, and helps to preserve farms and farmland. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will work with the schools and the growers to make sure each side is aware of mutual business opportunities available through this program. This web site is intended to provide information about: the availability of fresh Florida produce; the fruit and vegetable needs of schools; and contact information for both the schools and growers.” Please explore the following websites to learn more about this program and become a participant. If you do not have access to the internet, the Calhoun County Extension Service will be happy to help you! Just call them at 674-8323 to set up an appointment. All About the Farm to School Program http://www.florida-agriculture.com/farmtoschool/i ndex.htm List of Participating School Districts http://www.florida-agriculture.com/farmtoschool/s choolgrid.htm To enroll your school district: http://www.florida-agriculture.com/farmtoschool/s chool_information.htm Counties with participating Florida Farmer/Growers: http://www.florida-agriculture.com/farmtoschool/g rowersgrid.htm www.thecountyrecord.net Point your mouse in our direction! 20,000 Pageviews per month and growing  Local News  Sports  School News  Obituaries  Classifieds  Legals  Crime Report  Calendar of Events  Weather  Wedding Dates  Photo Reprints  Solunar Tables  Moon Phases  River Readings  Archives  Public CommentsÔFlorida Farm to School' program provides fresh foods from farmsEmerald Coast Hospice will be offering a camp for children this summer. Camp Brave Heart is designed for children, ages 7-14, who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Regardless of the type of loss or the reason for the loss, all children throughout the area are invited to apply to attend Camp Brave Heart. A prior affiliation with Emerald Coast Hospice is not required. The camp will be held at Camp Timpoochee located in Niceville. The dates for the camp are July 16th19th. Volunteer applications to assist with Camp Brave Heart are being accepted. For more information or to receive an application for a child to attend or to volunteer simply call Gino Mayo or Sherri Stone at 850-5263577 or go to www.gentiva.com/hospice.Camp Brave Heart offered

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 9 9Scholastic Book Fair by Brittney Pate Altha School will host a Scholastic Book Fair on March 22 26 in the media center. Families, teachers, and the community are invited to attend the fair, which will feature the theme: “Book Fair DinerAll You Can Read!” Hours for the fair will be 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. On Tuesday, March 23, there will be a special Family Event from 3 6 p.m. The event will include refreshments, diner contests, and time to browse at the fair. On Thursday, March 25, a Book Fair Breakfast will be served in the media center from 7 – 7:30 a.m. for parents and grandparents who would like to come browse the book fair with their child. Look for your special invitation that will be sent home with your child this week. The book fair will offer specially priced books and educational products, including new releases, award-winning titles, children’s classics, interactive software, current bestsellers, and books for parents from more than 150 publishers. As always, our Scholastic Book Fair promises to be a great event for literacy. Calendar Wednesday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day; Varsity Baseball vs. Coosa Valley Academy, 1 pm; FCAT Science 5th grade; FCAT Make Up testing Thursday, March 18, Big Bend Meet Boys Weightlifting at Godby, 2 pm; Varsity Baseball at RF Munroe, 5 pm; FCAT Make Up testing Friday, March 19, FCA Breakfast at Altha First Baptist Church; Varsity Softball vs. FAMU, 4:30 pm; Varsity Baseball vs. Cottondale, 6 pm Saturday, March 20, Varsity Softball Tournament at Altha Recreational Park, Altha vs. Arnold at 10 am, Altha vs. PSJ at 12 pm, Altha Alumni Game at 2 pm Tuesday, March 23, Report Card Day MASONIC LODGE "ADOPTS" 2ND GRADE CLASS: The Red Level Masonic Lodge has "adopted" the 2nd grade classes at Altha school. They made a $200 donation will be used to purchase hands-on science and math materials. Pictured is Masonic member, Roy Cook, and 2nd grade teachers, Rhonda Price and Cindy Alday. Altha School NewsStudents of the Month; "A" celebration is held Carr School News CPAP CLINIC TUESD A Y, M A R C H 23  11-3 20349 C entral A ve. W, Blountstown, F L Did you know that 20 million men and women suffer from the long term effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea? If one or more of the symptoms can be answered YES, You will want to contact Your Doctor for a physical exam. You May Have Sleep Apnea If...  You are excessively tired during the day  You have been told you have disruptive snoring  You have been told you stop breathing during sleep  You wake up gasping from sleep  You ever wake up with a headache C l i n ic a r e Ho m e Me dic al Your local medical equipment provider will work with you and your Doctor to ensure optimal care through testing, documentation and sleep Therapy equipment. Please call for details and scheduling 850-670-5555 F ran k lin Coun t y 850-674-5555 Cal h oun Coun t y or 1-888-831-6754 Don’t forget our Kodak Film Processing 17324 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL 6 74 4 55 7 Visit our website at www.goldenpharmacyrx.com Everything to fill your Easter Baskets and Decorate for Parties.  Baskets  Candy  Plush Animals  DecorationsElder Care Services and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program have partnered with Carr Elementary and Middle School to help students one on one with reading and math skills, also to mentor and council students. The mission of Carr School is to provide a safe, caring, stimulating, and student centered environment so each student may become productive citizens. They believe students must possess the academic skills to enhance their individual talents and abilities, allowing them to respectfully cooperate and communicate with others. Above all, they strive to hold the emotional and physical well being of their students in the highest esteem and provide interesting educational experiences. They envision Carr School as a learning institution where this mission is carried out. Faculty and parents alike contribute in creating productive members of society. Volunteering provides a two-fold benefit---it helps the giver and the receiver. RSVP is federally funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service and sponsored locally by Elder Care Services, A United Way Agency. The main goal of RSVP is aimed at utilizing the skills and life experiences of seniors 55 and over to address community needs. There are many benefits that come with volunteering. As a member of RSVP, you will receive FREE excess automobile liability insurance to cover you to and from your placement of volunteering, and personal liability coverage while you are on site. Volunteers receive a quarterly newsletter and are recognized annually for their service to the community. To learn more about the potential of volunteering at Carr Elementary and Middle School please contact Maranda at 850-6742777, or 850-643-7096. Email: rsvpvcoordinator@yahoo.com As hundreds of thousands of students converge upon Panama City Beach for the annual college ritual, one group is poised to offer students a safe alternative to spring break’s risky behaviors. BeachReach, a program that has been offering rides and pancake meals to spring breakers for since 1998, is on-site and ready to provide more than 13,000 rides over a threeweek period to students needing a safe ride to their destination. In addition to getting drunk drivers off the roads, the goal of the nearly 700 BeachReach student volunteers is to work in partnership with local authorities and corporate partners, including Verizon, to help lower the startling high numbers of binge drinking and physical assaults that plague Panama City each March. “Our goal is to develop relationships with students while providing needed services that will keep them out of harm’s way,” said Angel Ellis, event project coordinator for Threads, the program that sponsor’s BeachReach. “We’ve assisted several girls that needed help after being in uncomfortable situations and countless more students that planned to try to drive back to their hotel.” In addition to safe rides, BeachReach will provide a free pancake breakfast and an opportunity for fellowship among students from March 6 through March 26. Last year, BeachReach served more than 12,000 pancakes over 12 days from its location at 10901 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach. For more information, visit http://threadsmedia .com/beachreach/ or via phone 800.254.2022.Book Fair March 22-26; FCA breakfast on FridayStudents of the Month Principal Darryl Taylor, Jr. is pleased to announce the Carr School Students of the month. They include (pictured above, front row, from left) KA Samaul Bryant, KB Alex McLendon, 1A Danielle McDaniel, 1B Michael Carpenter, 2A Cane Miller, 3A Katrina Miles, 3B Jenna Dees, 4A Emily Doyle, 4B Kayla Arnett, (back row) 5A Hannah Carrillo, 5B Mabeth Fuentes, 6A Jessica Deans, 6B Randy Girardot, 7A Sarah McCausland, 7B Santana Lee, 8A Kennedy Yon, and 8B Ryan Flowers. Absent is 2B Joni Smith. “A” Celebration Carr School recently held its A+ Celebration. Students enjoyed an afternoon of play on inflatables, great food, and an inspiring motivational speaker. Kindergartner Austin Gonzalez (top right) had fun in the maze. Mr. Will Leonard (bottom right) encouraged the boys and girls to do their very best. Everyone thought the event was a success! RSVP seeking volunteers to help out at Carr SchoolÔBeachReach' offers rides, pancakes at Spring Beak T T h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y R R e e c c o o r r d dBecome a Fan on our Facebook Page & Get Breaking News Alerts!

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What is so offensive about the Cross anyway? On what basis would anyone resent it? Precisely this: the Cross holds us accountable for our sin and tells us there is nothing we can do about it! In the aftermath of the first sin, Adam said, "It's not my fault." Eve said, "It's not my fault." But the Cross is a fact disclosing our guilt and accountability for sin. The Cross is an offense to our pride. Surely there is something we can do to justify ourselves and save face. There must be rules we can keep or some mark we can bear. Isn't there some ceremony or ritual that can declare us OK after all? Scripture states that if there is, then the Cross is unnecessary, irrelevant and no good. Jesus said the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are poor in spirit , Matthew 5:3. With acceptance of the Cross comes both our admission of guilt and our release from it. The simplicity seems too much for human pride to accept. Jesus’ way is so much better. Instead of a lifetime effort at self-justification, we can enjoy a lifetime fellowship with Jesus. Our energy goes to the expression of gratitude and love in service and ministry. Remember, all the ways to reach God are humble ones. PAULINE BLACK BROWN Pauline Black Brown, 83, of Hosford passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, in Hosford. She was a native and lifelong resident of Liberty County and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She was a retired secretary with the State of Florida. She is survived by her husband, Pharis J. “Sonny” Brown, of Hosford; two sons, Harold Brown and his wife, Pam, Doyle Brown and his wife, Beth, all of Hosford; two daughters, Jane Faurot and her husband, Allan, of Hosford and Joy Griffith and her husband, Jerry, of Freeport; a brother, J. C. Black, of Hosford; two sisters, Ruth Barnes of Quincy and Eunice Clark of New Castle, Indiana; and 13 grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 4:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 13, at Brown Family Cemetery in Hosford with Reverend Gordon Adank officiating. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6745449 or onine at www.adamsfh.com). WINONA MAY WEST FIEBELKORN Winona May West Fiebelkorn, 95, of Marianna, Florida, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, in Marianna. Mrs. Fiebelkorn was born May 9, 1914, in Corunna, Michigan, to the late Grover and Cora West. Winona lived in Centerville, Michigan, after marrying Franklin Fiebelkorn and later moved to Burlington, Michigan, in 1947. She was a member of the Burlington Seventhday Adventist Church for over 60 years and was a graduate of Andrews University. She taught elementary school for many years and was very active in mission work. Her passion for mission work led her to preach in Kenya during a two week visit as well as mailing Bibles and clothing to African families. She financially supported Kenyan students for over 25 years. She also participated in Marantha Missions to Honduras where she helped build churches and conducted prison ministries. She was the author of a book, “On the Road with Joseph Waggoner”. Due to declining health, Frank and Winona moved to Florida in 1999 to live with their daughter, Frances, and her husband, Isaac. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Fiebelkorn; and a sister, June West Jahr. Survivors include her daughter, Frances Stone, and her beloved son-in-law, Isaac, of Marianna; a son, David Fiebelkorn, and his wife, Germae, of Sheffield Village, Ohio; five grandchildren, Ted Fiebelkorn and his wife, Fabrizia, of Bay Village, Ohio, Carl Blanchard and his wife, Dora, of Fletcher, North Carolina, Trish Blanchard of Boca Raton, Florida, Martin Stone and his wife, Carola, of Miami, Florida, and Jeff Fiebelkorn of Midlothian, Virginia; five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and a faithful friend, Linda Brubaker. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, from the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Marianna. Contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church building fund, 4531 Basswood Road, Greenwood, FL 32443. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 850-674-5449 or online at www.adamsfh.com). NETTA MARGIE PARRAMORE Netta Margie Parramore, 83, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, in Blountstown. She was a member of the Lake Mystic Baptist church where she was very involved in the Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Fields and Minnie Bright Fields; and her husband, James Bascom Parramore. Survivors include two sisters, Linda Thompson of Skipperville, Alabama, and Ella Strickland of Rockingham, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews, and her close friends and adopted family, Jackie and Norma Tindel, Laurie Alysser, Joshua, Jacqueline, and Tammy. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 15, in Lake Mystic Cemetery with Reverend Clyde Roberts officiating. Adams Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6435410 or online at www.adamsfh.com). JOHN MICHAEL REVELL John Michael Revell, 64, of Tallahassee, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, in Tallahassee. He was a retired wildlife officer with the state of Florida and was very active in prison ministries and rescue missions. John was also a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Tullis Revell and Joyce June Revell. He is survived by a son, Luke Revell, of Gainesville; one daughter, Cory Revell, of Wakulla; a brother, Pat Revell, of Panama City; and two nephews, Mark and Ken Revell. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 18, at Lake Mystic Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Gardner officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Mystic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. ET at the church. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 643-5410 or online at www.adamsfh.com).The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 Church DirectoryFor Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 For Information on Placing Your Church in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041 Meaningful Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 AM Exciting Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Bible Study & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 PM Pastor David Throckmorton Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20 and Main Street in BlountstownFirst Baptist Church Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Blountstown First Assembly of God Churc h Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...5:00 PM Wednesday Service...7:00 PM Pastor, Shelton Kindig Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street Blountstown, FL 850-674-4331 St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR 850-674-8716 "We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults" Sunday School 9:30 AM • Morning Worship 11:00 AM Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM Blountstown United Methodist Church Located on Hwy 20 directly across from Sub-Way & McDonalds Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM Sunday School...9:45 AM Sunday Worship...11:00 AM Telephone: 674-8254 Email: btownumc@yahoo.com Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...6:00 PM Wednesday Service...6:00 PM 19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424 Ron Burger, Pastor 850-674-5194 www.christianhomefreewillbaptistchurch.org email: chfwbc@aol.com Come Be Our Guest! First Church of the Nazarene 850-866-4036 850-674-8169 17826 NE Crozier St. • Blountstown, FL 32424 Sr. Pastor: Dr. Ernie Gray Pastorerniegray@juno.com Schedule of Services • M or n i ng W orshi p 9:00 a.m. • Su n d ay School 10:15 a.m. • W ed . B i b le S t ud y 6:00 p.m. Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB on PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD F AMIL Y DENTISTR Y 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEP HO NE : (850)643-5417 Florida should change this outdated law and grant the authority to prescribe controlled substances to ARNPs. But, because of medical politics, the Senate Committee on Health Regulation refuses to heed its own advice, so Florida's citizens continue to be harmed and suffer needlessly and the state, in the midst of a financial crisis, continues to pay for unnecessary emergency room visits. As the Senate interim report points out, many rural areas do not have adequate numbers of physician providers. People living in these areas must drive long hours to reach a physician to get certain types of care that could be provided and prescribed by the ARNPs who already live and work there, if legislative barriers were removed. The cost of providing this health care in emergency rooms to the uninsured and undeserved population is ultimately borne by all Floridians through higher health insurance premiums and higher taxes, and patients who get sicker, lose time at work and even wind up in the ICU. The 48 states that allow ARNPs to provide these services are realizing tremendous savings and increased access to care for their citizens. It is time for the Florida Legislature to bring health care in this state up to national standards, increase access without increasing costs, and stop playing politics with people's health. Please join the Florida Panhandle Nurse Practitioner Coalition Wednesday, March 24, for a Rally in Tally at 11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET at the courtyard in front of the capital building. Candy Arlena Falcon, BSN,RNC,ARNP-C,CDELetters continued ADAMS FUNER A L HO M E 674-5449 643-5410 www.adamsfh.com A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director Youve carefully planned your retirement. All through life, you have been organized and detail oriented. But what are your plans for your funeral? Will your loved ones make the right choices? Take time to preplan your final arrangements. Each step, just the way you want it. This will give you tremendous peace of mind and will take the burden away from your loved ones at the time of need. OBITUARIES Church News D D e e a a d d l l i i n n e e M M o o n n d d a a y y N N o o o o n nWomen's Conference planned this weekendA "We Will Rise Women's" Conference will be held on Friday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 20, at 10:00 am. (CT) at Blountstown Community Church. Guest speaker for the conference will be Evangelist Becky Kent. A luncheon will follow Saturday mornings service. A Love Offering will be taken up for women's ministry. We hope you will join us for a good time in the Lord. The church is located at 16345 SE County Road 69, (Hugh Creek Rd), Blountstown. For more information call 674-7023, Jeanie Rogers, 247-9097 or 643-3602. Christian Home FWB celebrating 116 yearsChristian Home continues to celebrate 116 years of faithful service to the Lord's work. Sunday, March 21, will be Woman's Auxiliary Sunday. The Woman's Auxiliary plays a major role in Christian Home Church, they do many things, but their main focus is on Missions. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Bro. Ron Burger and congregation would like to extend a special invitation to everyone. The church is located on Highway 69 North, Blountstown. For more information, please call 674-5194 or 674-4368. The Bass, Boyette, Blizzard, Dudley, Brazzell, Durden, Edenfield, Jeter and Pitts Family Reunion will be held Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Ridge Community Center behind City Hall. Please bring a covered dish and your choice of drink. An $8 contribution is being asked to help with the rental of the facility and the supplies. For more information, contact Christy Cook, (850) 237-1372, Joyce & Bobby Snellgrove, (850) 5794730, Wanda Durden, (850) 593-5204 from 6:0012:00 a.m. or Mary Oden, (936) 433-4957. Bass Family Reunion to be held April 3Arrow of Truthby Rev. R.W. Waterman Offense Of The CrossGalatians 5:11 G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ? E E m m a a i i l l u u s s ! !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t t T T h h e e C C o o u u n n t t y y R R e e c c o o r r d d CHECKOUTOURWEBSITEAT WWW.THECOUNTYRECORD.NET~ BECOMEAFANONOURFACEBOOKPAGE~ JOINOUREMAILCLUB

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 NOTICE OF CALHOUN COUNTY SUPER COUNCIL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the following elected Boards will have an open meeting on Tuesday,March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Calhoun County Public Library Heritage Room located at 17731 North Pear Street in Blountstown. Board of Calhoun County Commissioners Calhoun County School Board Blountstown City Council Altha Town Council The Boards will meet in joint open session to give updates on ongoing projects in Calhoun County. A copy of the agenda is available at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce office, Calhoun County Clerk of Court’s office, Calhoun County School Board office, Blountstown City Hall, and Altha Town Hall. Legal NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.2010-002 PR In Re:Estate Of: JAMES ALLEN CAIN, Deceased. A M E N D E D N O T I C E T O C R E D I T O R S The administration of the Estate of James Allen Cain, deceased, whose date of death was September 2, 2009, and whose Social Security Number is 337-522226, is pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of which is 20859 S.E.Central Avenue, Blountstown, Florida 32424.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this amended notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS AMENDED NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this amended notice is March 10, 2010. Personal Representative: GWENDOLYN CAIN 10668 S.W.CAIN FORTNER ROAD KINARD, FLORIDA 32449 Attorney for Personal Representative: s/ H.Matthew Fuqua Florida Bar No:0451101 BONDURANT AND FUQUA, P.A. 4450 Lafayette Street Post Office Box 1508 Marianna, Florida 32447 (850) 526-2263Legal NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY Case #:2008-CA-000316 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff, -vsWalter J.Newton and Gay W.Newton, His Wife;GE Money Bank, Successor in Interest to Monogram Credit Card Bank of GA.; Defendants. N O T I C E O F S A L E NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 23, 2010, entered in Civil Case No.2008-CA-000316 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Calhoun County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Saxton Asset Securities Trust 2007-2, Plaintiff and Walter J.Newton and Gay W.Newton, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT 20859 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida 32424 at 11:00 A.M.CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on May 27, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF CALHOUN AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN DEED BOOK 124, AT PAGE 260, AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN THE SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF S28, T1N, R8W, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT THE POINT WHERE THE WEST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF CHURCH STREET INTERSECTS THE SOUGHT-RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREE 30 MINUTES, WEST 95.95 FEET, ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF CHURCH STREET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 39 MINUTES WEST 112.5 FEET;THENCE RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST 97.03 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAMBERT STREET 112.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE N THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, FL 32424 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAY S OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE:IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL:1-800-955-8771;IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:1-800955-8770. DATED at BLOUNTSTOWN, Florida this 26th day of February, 2010. RUTH W.ATTAWAY Circuit and County CourtsLegal NoticeN O T I C E O F D I S P O S A L M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will dispose of contents of the following unit on FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.if not paid in full and emptied out.The unit is believed to contain household and/or personal property. Rebecca Harold, Units 13 & 14 NorthLegal NoticeThe Calhoun County School Board proposes to amend the following policies as required by Florida Statute: A D M I N I S T R A T I V E P R O C E D U R E S A C T C A L H O U N C O U N T Y S C H O O L S CHAPTER 3 – SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION CHAPTER 4 – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CHAPTER 5 — STUDENTS CHAPTER 6 – HUMAN RESOURCES CHAPTER 7 – BUSINESS SERVICES CHAPTER 8 – AUXILIARY SERVICES Amending Policies: Policy 3.50 Pub lic Information and Inspection of Records Policy 4.21 Instructional Materials Selection Policy 5.30Student Control Policy 5.32 Zero Tolerance for School Related Crimes Policy 6.15 Assisting Teachers to Become Highly Qualified Policy 6.18Contracts:Instructional and Administrative Personnel Policy 6.32Telephone Calls, Electronic Communication and Facsimiles Policy 6.542Family and Medical Leave Policy 6.81Social Security Numbers Policy 7.35Investment of Funds Policy 7.52Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy 7.70 Purchasing and Bidding Policy 8.10 Safety Policy 8.30Purpose and Functions of the Transportation Program Policy 8.45School Breakfast Program Entire proposals are available for viewing at the School Superintendent’s Office, Room G-20, Calhoun County Court House, Blountstown, Florida. A hearing will be held on the above policies in the Cooperative Extension Building at 20816 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida at the Regular School Board meeting beginning at 4:30 P.M., CDT, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Kelly King, Board Chairman Calhoun County School, Wilson T.McClellan, Superintendent Calhoun County SchoolsLegal NoticeP U B L I C A U C T I O N Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc.will hold a public auction on, March 30, 2010 at 2:00 (P.M.) on a: 1998 FORD MUSTANG, GREEN IN COLOR Vin# 1FAFP4047WF104173 Auction will be held at Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc.at 18114 State Road 20 West in Blountstown FL., 850-674-2869. Mallory Towing and Recovery Inc.reserves the right to reject any and all bids.Legal NoticeTHE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.:2010-040PR Division:McClellan In Re:Estate VIOLA CHRISTINA ROBINSON, Deceased. N O T I C E T O C R E D I T O R S The administration of the Estate of VIOLA CHRISTINA ROBINSON, deceased, whose date of death was July 26, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2010-002 PR, the address of which is 20859 S.E.Central Avenue, Blountstown, Florida 32424.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 17, 2010. Personal Representative: KARLIER ROBINSON 1537 Grace Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 Attorney for Personal Representative: RODOLFO SUAREZ, JR., ESQ. Florida Bar No.013201 2950 SW 27 Avenue, Ste.300 Miami, FL 33133 Telephone:(305) 448-4244 Fax:(305) 448-4211Legal NoticeN O T I C E O F A P P L I C A T I O N F O R T A X D E E D NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIMON G.or E.W.PRICE the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.538 Year of Issuance:2007 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:Parcel# R28-2N-11-0530-0002-2300 Lots 23-36, Block 2, Lake Center Park Subdivision, lying and being in Section 28, Township 2 North, Range 11 West, Calhoun County, Florida. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:I Buy Land LLC, 4120 N.Goldwater Blvd., Ste. 125B, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Said Property being the County of CALHOUN, STATE OF FLORIDA.Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be SOLD to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on May 6, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.CST. RUTH W.ATTAWAY Clerk of Circuit Court of CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDALegal NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIC ACTION CASE NO 07-2009-CA-000038 DIVISION CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, -vsMATTHEW A.WATKINS, et al, Defendant(s) N O T I C E O F R E S C H E D U L E D F O R E C L O S U R E S A L E NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 10, 2010 and entered in Case No.07-2009-CA-000038 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for CALHOUN County, Florida where CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and MATTHEW A.WATKINS;JANA WATKINS AKA JANA R.WATKINS;ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;TENANT #1 N/K/A CAROL FINUFF, and TENANT #2 N/K/A JERRY FINUFF are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF THE CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM CST, on the 8th, day of April, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 10 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 33, 660.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 913.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH 208.71 FEET, THENCE WEST 208.71 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 208.71 FEET, THENCE EAST 208.71 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 22396 NW GOODWIN ROAD, ALTHA, FL 324210000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 10, 2010. Ruth W.Attaway Clerk of the Circuit Court One Year For Calhoun and Liberty County...$21 One Year Elsewhere...$26 NAME ADDRESS CITYSTATEZIP NUMBER OF YEARS AMOUNT ENCLOSED $ SEND ADDRESS AND PAYMENTTO THE COUNTY RECORD P.O. BOX 366 BLOUNTSTOWN, FL 32424 Bristol Lions donate to Hosford LibraryThe Bristol Lions Club President Billy Don Smith recently presented Mrs. Fonda Tanner a check for $200 made out to the Friends of the Library toward the purchase of a computer for the Hosford Liberty County Library. This check with other donations put the project about 55% of the way toward the purchase price of a new computer for the Hosford Library. Donations for this project may be dropped off at either the Hosford or Bristol Library. This purchase is necessitated by a lack of funds available through the county and state, but a great need within the community. Pictured at the donation presentation are (front row, from left) Billy Faircloth, Bristol Lions Club President Billy Don Smith, Liberty County Library Supervisor Fonda Tanner, Ruth Pickron, Ann Smith, Janet Patterson, (back row) Bob Pickron, Bulah Moran, Wilber Moran, and Coy Dasher. Calhoun/Liberty Patriots Club startedThere's a new club in town and you're invited to get involved. Jim Pruette and friends have started the Calhoun/Liberty Patriots and held an organizational meeting Mar. 4 at the Extension Office in Blountstown. Pruette is shown above with special guest at the meeting, Diane Berryhill, who is running for the seat currently held by Congressman Allen Boyd. The next Patriots meeting is set for April 15 at 6 p.m. CT at the Extension Office. E EM M A A I I L LY YO O U U R RN NE E W W S ST TO O: :n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . . n n e e t tD DE E A A D D L L I I N N E EM MO O N N D D A A Y YN NO O O O N N

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 K KE E N N N N E E T T H HC CO O N N N N E E R RU.S. Army 1952 to 1954 Korean War C CH H A A T T M M A A N NA AD D A A M M S SU.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force Korean War, VietnamA TRIBUTETOOURSOLDIERSSaluting Those Who Served Our CountryThe County Recordis paying tribute to the men and women who have served our great country in the military. If you or someone you know is a veteran living in Calhoun County (or a veteran from the community who has passed away), please email the photo and details to news@thecountyrecord.net or drop it off at our office on Central Avenue West next to Badcock & More. We are also receiving veteran photos from the Supervisor of Elections Office that are posted on their Facebook page. D DO O N N A A L L D DR RA A Y YD DE E M M O O N N T TU.S. Army 1965 to 1967 Vietnam War M M i i l l i i t t a a r r y y N N e e w w s s Army Pvt. Michael S. Stripling has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and antitank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area. He is the son of Steve Stripling of Bay Ave, Wewahitchka, Fla., and Renee Crawford of N.W. Ashley Shiver Road, Altha, Fla. Stripling is a 2008 graduate of Wewahitchka High School.Pvt. Michael Stripling graduates from Infantryman Training at Ft. Benningsaid the man swung at him first, then he responded by striking him in the head with the stick. The man’s grown son allegedly tried to defend his father and hit Hatcher in the arm with a piece of stick. Hatcher reportedly responded by hitting the son in the head, splitting it open. Inv. Partridge interviewed witnesses who said Hatcher walked over to the man’s yard, with the stick in hand, and started the confrontation. Both the father and son were taken to CalhounLiberty Hospital where they were treated for severe lacerations to the head. Hatcher was booked into the Calhoun County Jail and given a conditional release Friday.Assault continued BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR SPECIAL RATES ON THESE SPACES CALL 674-5041 Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation • Serving This Area For 31 Years • Full Time Office and Sales Department 20567 NW Depot Avenue BLOUNTSTOWN, FL W W W H H H A A A L L L E E E Y Y Y850-674-4777 Lic.#RM0044558 GRIFFIN SAND & CONCRETE Co., Inc. 20301 NW Evans Avenue Blountstsown, FL 32424 FAX: 850-674-2209 OFFICE: 850-674-8664 WAYNE WALDEN CELL: 850-643-6162 JASON SUGGS CELL:..850-557-7207 100% LOCAL 100% FAMILY Well Drilling Mike Purvis, Owner LICENSED DRILLERS SALES & REPAIRS 674-8942 CAPPS AND REFRIGERATION Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units, Ice Machines & Cold Storage HWY. 20 WEST -BLOUNTSTOWN, FLA............. 674-8538 George White, Owner/Operator CERTIFIED MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR CMC1249448 € #ER0002898 € #MV-21777 • GOODMAN • MANITOWOC Ice Machines • HOSHIZAKI Ice Machines SERVING THIS AREA SINCE 1962 WHITE'S AIR CONDITIONING, INC Phone: 762-4755 Fax: 762-8954 Cell: 209-7506 HAMPTON CONCRETE FI N IS H I N G, I NC . 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A U C T I O N AUCTION FARM EQUIPMENT Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:00 A.M.until 1-mile, East of Greenwood, Florida on Highway 69 Fort Rd. CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME John Stanley (850) 594-5200 AU044/AB491B O A T S 1986 STV Lightweight 2.4 Bridgeport EFI 20”Offshore mid, new hydraulic steering, motor has approx.5 hours since completed rebuilt, it also has 2 Yamaha props, one is a 22 pitch, the other is a 24 pitch.One set of 19cc heads, 2 extra lower units, 2 extra power heads for parts and 2 or 3 boxes of extra parts.$8,500 OBO. Call 850-258-4052. 24’camping boat, GPS Fish Finder, Marine Radio, brand new trailer.Asking $4,500.Call 674-9030 or 447-3747.A U T O S 1997 Pontiac Bonneville, V6, 4 door, looks and runs great, $2,500.Call 6743918 after 5 p.m. 1991 Chevy Conversion van, white, looks and runs good.No A/C, asking $1,200.Call 447-4647. 1989 Jeep Wrangler, hard top, 5 speed, new paint, $4,000.Call 674-1480 or days, 643-6808F O R R E N T P.C.Beach condo for rent. 2 bedrooms, 2 bath.On lagoon, across street from beach.Sleeps 6.$150 1st night, $100 each additional. Very nice, very clean call Shalene at 209-2567. 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 674-7616. RV trailers for rent. Furnished water, electricity, lawn service, garbage, mail service, and laundrymat service available.$85.00 $100.00 weekly.Couples or singles only.NO pets.Call 674-4011. Trailers for rent, large 2 bedroom, air condition, refrigerator, stove, garbage service, laundrymat, lawn service, and water furnished.NO pets.Call 6744011. (5) homes for rent in Blountstown City Limits. New paint, new carpet, new appliances.Starting at $400/rent plus $400/deposit.Call 850-5913913F O R S A L E Prom dress for sale, size 6, red satin, matching purse included.Call 643-7794. California extra king size mattress and box springs, great shape, $250.Call 674-1262. Prom dresses, sizes 4, 6, 8, and 16.$75 $100.Call 674-5617. 9 mm brass casing, once fired 5000, $200.Call 7623245. 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660, low hours, GYTR exhaust & jet kit, $3500.Call 840-4470812. Solid oak entertainment center, 7’tall x 42”wide, recessing doors, $200.Call 209-4500. Prom dress, rose, new, $ based on need.Call 2094500. GE Spacemaker microwave XL1600, excellent, bisque color, paid $400, asking $200.Call cell:850-661-0513, Brenda Hurst. Youth loft bed, white wash and navy blue, matching dresser, mirror and desk, $200, good condition;gaming table with all accessories for Texas Hold’em Table Tennis and Pool, $100, good condition;Oak twin trundle bed with drawers, $125, excellent condition.Call anytime at 6743381 after 8:00 a.m.and before 8:00 p.m. Graco Snug Ride infant carrier with base, $30;baby tub with shower, $5;Graco humidifier, $10;Fisher Price bouncy seat, vibrates and plays music, $5.All prices are best offer.Call 4470235. Set of 4 P275/65 R18 BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A tires, approximately 75% tread left.$250.Call 6743303 if no answer leave message, will call back.F R E E C A T Free to a good home, 4 year old pure black spade female house cat, needs single pet home;7 month old gray striped cat, energetic and loves to play, call 674-5848.J O B O P E N I N G S DRIVER TRAINEE NEEDED NOW AT WERNER ENTERPRISES! Earn up to $700 per Week after training.Great Benefits! No Experience needed! Local 15-day CDL Training Available With TDI 1-877214-3624 Hiring Locally This Week Liberty National Life Insurance Company Full Training Provided Potential of $60K+ Annually.401K, BCBS Insurance & Pension for those who qualify Call 1-800-257-5500 to set up an interview. Want to build your own BUSINESS??? Join our Team and earn up to 50%, Full or Part Time! Buy your own products at BIG discounts! Fill out your application andJoin AVON today! Just visit: www.start.youravon.com My reference code is: tdaviesH O M E S F O R S A L E 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Blountstown.Vinyl siding, 30 year roof, laminate and tile flooring.Get up to $23,000.00 in down payment assistance with no repay.Call for details. $115,000.00.Call 850762-8185.P E T S F O R S A L E 5 year old Stallion Dunn pony, approximately 37” high, $200.Call 762-2741. Full blooded Black Lab puppies for sale.1 male and 3 females.$200.For more info, please call 850899-0450.A C R E A G E (2) 1/2 acre lots across from Woodmont. Land./Home package available.Mobile homes OK. Starting at $15.500.Call 674-4885 or 447-0348.S E R V I C E S IDA B.McCLELLAN Professional Property Researcher Over 15 years experience Deeds, Mortgages, Notary Public Services (850) 674-3629, (850) 363-8757 email: idamcclellan@yahoo.comW A N T E D WANTED Are you ready to trade it in? I need a full size pick-up, low mileage, if possible, year 2003-2007. No dealers please.Call 674-4011 after 5 p.m. Electric guitar wanted with or without amp or case.Call 674-4011 after 5:30 p.m. Wanted 2 3 bedroom older fixer upper mobile home.Call 237-1603, leave message. Wanted transmission and transfer case for 1997 Ford Explorer.Call 643-6143.Y A R D S A L E Yard sale Saturday, 7:00 a.m.until 12 noon at 17096 NE Pear St., Blountstown. A little bit of everything.Call 237-1753. The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010 P P a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 Deadline Monday Noon  FAX: 674-5008  Phone: 674-5041  E-mail: classifieds@thecountyrecord.net Need A Rubber Stamp? Place Your Order With Us For Fast Service at Reasonable Prices The County Record Between Hopkins and Badcock 674-5041 Summerlin Motors3905 W. Hwy. 90 in MariannaHAND-PICKED QUALITY CARS & TRUCKSBEST DEAL IN THE TRI-STATE AREA!Toll Free: 1-888-740-8222Bus: (850) 526-5254 • Res: (850) 762-3679SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM! W.A.C STUMP GRINDING • Reasonable Rates • Free Estimates Call Chris Nissley 674-8081 or Cell: 643-8561 ALL TYPESINSURANCEAUTO • HOME • LIFE • PROFESSIONAL SERVICE For A Friendly Quote Call674-5333Vickery-O’BryanINSURANCE603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL “You Can Save Thousands” Don’t Carry Money to Tallhassee or Panama City and Pay $1,000’s More! We Give Service They Wish They Had! Klotz Masonry Brick  Block  Tile Stone  Concrete Ken  850-214-6108 Point your mouse in our direction! 20,000 Pageviews per month and growing  Local News  Sports  School News  Obituaries  Classifieds  Legals  Crime Report  Calendar of Events  Weather  Wedding Dates  Photo Reprints  Solunar Tables  Moon Phases  River Readings  Archives  Public Comments www.thecountyrecord.net FARM WORKERS AND CROP LABORERS Craftsbury, Vermont area. 6 temporary positions at Pete’s Greens. To start approx. 03/08/10 to 01/08/11 . Guaranteed wage is $9.50 per hr. Westminster, Vermont area. 14 temporary positions at Harolw Farm. To start approx. 04/01.2010 to 11/20/2010 . Guaranteed wage is $9.70 per hr. Putney, Vermont area. 3 temporary postions at Old Athens Farm. To start approx. 03/06/2010 to 12/06/2010 . Workers needed to do field work, hand weeding, hoeing and planting etc. for diversified ground crops. Wil also harvest crops. A great deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending & kneeling for long periods of time. Prod. standards required. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided without cost. Housing provided at no cost to workers who resided outside the normal commuting distance. Transportation cost reimbursed at 15 days or 50% of contract period, whichever comes first. Contact the nearest Department of Labor Office for application and referral. Job order numbers are as follows: 74004 Pete’s Greens 74724 Harlow Farm 74001 Old Athens Farm March 17, 2010 FARM WORKERS AND CROP LABORERS Colchester, Vermont Area. 6 temporary positions at Paul Mazza’s Fruit and Vegetables, Inc. Workers needed to do field work, hand weeding, hoeing, planting etc. for diversified ground crops. Will also harvest crops. To start approx. 04/07/10 to 11/25/10 . A great deal of heavy lifting, standing, bending and kneeling for long periods of time. Wage is $10.20 per hr. Prod. standards required. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period. Tools are provided without cost. Housing provided at no cost to workers who reside outside of the normal commuting distance. Transportation cost reimbursed after 15 days or 50% of contract period, whichever comes first. Contact the nearest Department of Labor Office for application and referral. Job order number: 75114. March 17, 2010

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The County Record, MARCH 17, 2010, Page 14March 17 1862 Ð The U.S. Treasury introduces paper money, "greenbacks," to help finance the American Civil War. March 18 1925 Ð The Great Tri-State Tornado, the worst in U.S. history, cuts a 219-mile path through eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana, killing 695 people, injuring some 13,000, and causing $17 million in property damage. March 19 1883 African-American inventor Jan Matzeliger patents the lasting machine, the first device to automate the manufacture of shoes. March 20 1727 Ð English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, the leading figure of the 17th-cantury scientific revolution, dies in London. March 21 1617 Ð Rebecca Rolfe, better known as Pocahontas, dies in England while on a visit with her English husband, the colonist John Rolfe. March 22 1946 Ð At White Sands, New Mexico, the first Americanbuilt rocket to leave the atmosphere is launched. March 23 1775 Ð Speaking to second Virginia Convention, American revolutionary Patrick Henry declares his feelings about independence: "I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" This Week in HistoryBy BMS History Department In 1954, recently widowed U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes to a mysterious island to investigate the disappearance of a patient at to investigate the Ashecliff Hospital for the Criminally Insane, multiple murderess Rachel Solando (Emily Mortimer). Soon after arriving at the asylum, Daniels realizes that something terrible is happening on Shutter Island. Such is the plot for Martin Scorcese’s twenty-first feature film, Shutter Island . Scorcese, as you may now is arguably the greatest living American filmmaker, responsible for such timeless masterpieces as Taxi Driver , Raging Bull , and my personal favorite Scorcese film, the 1990 mob classic Goodfellas . Shutter Island doesn’t quite reach the heights of these films, but it’s certainly not to be missed. As with most Scorcese films, Island is a showcase of stellar performances. As Teddy Daniels, a man haunted by the murders he committed in World War II and the recent brutal death of his wife, DiCaprio gives possibly the finest performance of his career thus far, high praise considering the 35-year-old actor’s excellent body of work. Ben Kingsley does his best work in years as Dr. Cawley, the highly suspicious mastermind behind Ashecliff. Though she only appears in flashbacks and dream sequences within Daniels’ mind, Michelle Williams ( Brokeback Mountain ) is seriously chilling as Dolores, Teddy’s deceased wife. Also on hand for scene-stealing performances are Jackie Earle Haley ( Watchmen ), Ted Levine (best known as Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs ), and veteran Swedish actor Max von Sydow ( The Seventh Seal , The Exorcist ), one of the all-time greats. The one weak link in the acting, and the most notable flaw in the film, is Mark Ruffalo, who turns in a rather bland, lifeless performance as Daniels’ newly assigned partner, Chuck Aule. Fortunately, Ruffalo doesn’t have an abundance of time onscreen. This is a given at this point in the man’s illustrious fourdecade career, but Scorcese’s direction is brilliant, particularly shining in the aforementioned dream sequences. The film is beautifully shot by Scorcese’s frequent collaborator, Director of Photography Robert Richardson, and the screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Dennis Lehane, upon whose novel the film is based, is masterful, with shocking twists that actually work and don’t feel tacked on. To briefly summarize, Shutter Island, while not a masterpiece, is a thought-provoking thrill ride. (Rated R, now in theatres)MOVIEMOMENTby Matt McGraw Scorcese's ÔShutter Island' B B I I R R T T H H D D A A Y Y Recognize this birthday girl?Happy Birthday!From, Derry SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call 674-5041The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement’s annual Boston Butt Cook Off has been postponed till May 7. Sorry for any inconvenience. Admission is free. We will be having a music jam with some local musicians. For a donation of $6 we will be serving Chicken Pelau, drink, and dessert. We are currently looking for contestants to participate in the cook off. First place prize will be $100.00 second place $50.00 and third place $25.00. The Settlement will provide the Boston Butts. If you or if you know anyone that is interested in becoming a participant please call 6742777 or email us at info@ppmuseum.org. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800’s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy20. Follow HWY 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindy’s Fried Chicken (Silas Green St.). Follow the signs. For more information, contact the Settlement at 674-2777. For further information on the historic buildings at the Settlement go to: www.ppmuseum.org If you’re ready to “Quit Smoking Now” it’s time to attend the class/support group being offered at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. The “Quit Smoking Now” curriculum has been developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves. The group meets once a week on Tuesdays and the next series starts on April 6 at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. There is no cost to attend. Individual counseling is also available by appointment free of charge. Free NRT is available for class participants! For pre-registration, call Wanda Armstrong, 6745411 or Karen Fader , 850573-4351. ÔQuit Smoking Now' class, support group starts April 6 at hospitalPioneer Settlement's Boston Butt Cook Off rescheduled for May 7th We Can Do Your Printing We’ve been doing printing for individuals and businesses in Blountstown and the surrounding area for over 30 years. We’ve got the experience to do your job right at the best price available. Give us a call or stop by our office before you place your next printing order. The County Record 20311 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL Between Hopkins and Badcock 850-674-5041 ENVE L OPE SPE C I AL NO . 10 REGU LA R Wit h R eturn Address 500 ( 1 Bo x) ... $ 5 9 .75 1000 ( 2 Bo x es ) ... $ 74.68 2500 ( 1 Case ) ... $ 131. 9 4 S C R A T CH P A D S F OR Y OUR D ES K 10 P A D S ... $ 5 9 .50 20 P A D S ... $ 6 9 .05 50 P A D S ... $ 8 9 .25 EVER Y T H ING Y OU NEE D F OR Y OUR W E DD ING Q U AL I T Y RU BB ER S TA M PS Self Inking 3 Lines...$13.50 Knob Stamp 3 Lines...$8.10 Desk Names & Holders Stock Stamps  Number & Date StampsCharles H. Golden Executive Director for the Calhoun/Liberty Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers of the June 1st deadline to enroll in the 2010 Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment (DCP) program. Producers must sign-up annually for this FSA direct payment program. “It is very important that each owner and operator sharing in the farms payments must sign-up by June 1,” Golden said. “There are no late file provisions in 2010, so any contract not signed by June 1 will not be approved.” FSA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm. Eligible producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices. For 2010, eligible producers may request to receive advance direct payments based on 22 percent of the direct payment. FSA began issuing advance direct payments on Dec. 1, 2009. Golden also reminds producers of the FSA Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program, which also has a June 1 sign up deadline. ACRE provides producers a safety net based on state revenue losses and acts in place of the price-based countercyclical payments under DCP . A farm's payment is based on a revenue guarantee, calculated using a 5year average state yield and the most recent 2-year national price for each eligible commodity. For the 2010 crop, the 2-year price average will be based on the ‘08 and ‘09 crop years. To enroll in the DCP or ACRE programs, contact the Calhoun/Liberty County FSA office. To save a trip to the office, use the eDCP automated website at www.fsa.usda. gov/dcp. To access the service, producers must have an active USDA eAuthentication Level 2 account, which requires filling out an online registration form at www.eauth .egov.usda.gov, followed by a visit to the local USDA Service Center for identity verification. A A G G R R I I C C U U L L T T U U R R E E N N E E W W S S Farm Service reminds producers about deadline for DCPprogram


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