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BY KELLI PEACOCK
An Altha man has been
arrested for allegedly stealing
an all-terrain vehicle and trail-
er from an area home, along
with a trolling motor from
another and a trailer from a
Gulf County citizen.
Peter Cornelius Keet, 35,
has been charged with grand
theft in the case.
According to the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office, the ini-
tial theft report came in Nov.
12 when a local man advised
his trailer that contained his
friend's four-wheeler had been
stolen from his yard.
The investigation led
authorities to Keet's home
Nov. 25. While Inv. Michael
Bryant of the CCSO and Maj.
Rodney Smith of the BPD
were speaking with him about
the missing ATV and trailer,
they noticed a trolling motor in
plain view and knew one had
recently been reported stolen.
The owner was called and
identified his property, at
which time Keet confessed to
the thefts, along with taking a
boat trailer that belonged to a
Gulf County resident.
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BY KELLI PEACOCK
The Christmas season is
kicking off in Calhoun
County this weekend with a
variety of activities the whole
family is sure to enjoy. Here
is a lineup of weekend
LIGHTING is set for 5:30
p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at
Magnolia Square. Christmas
carols will be heard from
miles around as the City of
Blountstown lights the gigan-
tic tree on the square.
MOVIE ON THE
SQUARE, a free event
sponsored by Blountstown
Main Street, will follow the
tree lighting on Friday night
at Magnolia Square. The
featured movie, How the
Grinch Stole Christmas,
starring Jim Carrey, will be
presented on the big screen.
The movie is free, along with
popcorn and kool-aid. Other
refreshments will be avail-
able for a small fee.
Bring your blankets and
lawn chairs and join the fun
at Magnolia Square on
Friday, Dec. 5!
Wake up early Saturday
morning, Dec. 6, for the
BREAKFAST AT CON-
NIE'S KITCHEN. The
event is being held to rescue
the old Engine 2. Hot cakes
will be served from 6 a.m.
until the last one is gone. For
details on this fundraiser,
turn to page 2.
While you're in town for
breakfast, make your way
over to the greenspace next
to Wakulla Bank and visit
the RIVER VALLEY
Sponsored the first Saturday
of every month by
Blountstown Main Street,
the market is open from 8
a.m. to noon ahd features
homegrown produce, hand-
made arts & crafts, and
homemade baked goods. For
more on the market, turn to
Just down the block at
Magnolia Square, the local
Eastern Star will be hosting
the CHRISTMAS ON THE
SQUARE FESTIVAL from
9 a.m. until Saturday. The
event will feature all sorts of
food, arts, crafts, and items
perfect for your holiday gift
PARADES are on tap again
this year with the first one in
Altha at 1 p.m. and the sec-
ond in Blountstown at 5 p.m.
The theme this year is "A
The Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce
reminds horse unit entries
they must provide a pooper
scooper to follow behind for
immediate cleanup. In addi-
tion, there will be only one
Santa Claus'in the parade.
Line up for the Altha parade
will be behind Altha Public
School. Entries MUST be in
place absolutely no later
than 12:30 PM.
Line up for the
Blountstown parade will be
in the parking area next to
the field house at
Blountstown High School,
entering at the double gate
on Charlie Johns Street
behind the football field. If
you would like for your entry
to be judged, line up at 3:30
PM. Judging will begin at
4:00 PM. and the winners
will be presented ribbons at
4:30 PM. Non-judged
entries should line up at 4:00
CHRISTMAS is set to fol-
low the Blountstown parade
and last until 9 p.m. The
event will feature tours of the
cabins, a variety of treats,
hayrides, storytelling, a pup-
pet show, marshmallow
roast, and carols. For more
information on this event,
turn to page 2.
TRAIN will be leaving the.
Veterans Memorial Park in
Bristol on Friday, Dec. 5,
and Saturday, Dec. 6, also
the following weekend
Friday, Dec. 12, and
Saturday, Dec. 13. The first
run will start at 7pm and fin-
ish at 10 pm EST.
Guests will enjoy the trip
through the Tunnel of Lights,
Living Nativity scene,
Santa's Workshop, Victorian
Skating, listen to the carolers
and ride thru' the Enchanted
Forest plus the Avenue of
Lights. The cost will be $3
for adults, $2 for students,
children 5 and under are
free. For information, please
call 643-5491 or 643-6646.
EVENT AT VETERANS MEMORIAL
Former Vietnam POW,
Pearl Harbor survivor
to participate in flag
dedication on Friday
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In remembrance of Pearl
Harbor, the Veterans
Memorial Railroad will con-
duct a flag dedication ceremo-
ny, Friday, December 5, 1
PM. (ET) at the Train Depot
and Museum on Theo Jacobs
Way in Bristol, behind the
Veterans Memorial Civic
Center. The public is invited.
Seven branch flags are to
be dedicated representing the
Army, Marines, Navy, Air
Force, Coast Guard,
Merchant Marines and
POW/MIA. The Liberty
County High School JROTC
will begin the ceremony by
presentirfg the Colors for the
National Anthem. They will
then post the Colors.
American Legion Post 172,
American Legion Post 272,
and Apalachee Valley VFW
Post 12010, with veterans who
have served in those branches,
will hoist the flags. The
POW/MIA Flag will be hoist-
ed by a former Vietnam POW
Also, a Pearl Harbor survivor
will be participating. Then a
21-Gun Salute and TAPS will
conclude the ceremony.
For additional information,
please contact 643-6646 or
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BY KELLI PEACOCK
A two-year-old Altha boy
was airlifted to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital last
Wednesday, while his grand-
mother was jailed for allegedly
Renee Luddington has been
charged with aggravated child
Ca 1 houn
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old son and RENEE LUDDINGTON
ter in her care for an overnight
visit Tuesday. When she called
to check on them, her mom
said they were napping and to
call later. However, when her
mom failed to answer repeated
phone, calls, she called her
aunt, Luddington's sister, who
lives on the adjacent property,
and asked her to check on the
children. The aunt walked over
and found Luddingtop at the
kitchen sink. She then noticed
the two-year-old boy standing
by the pantry without any
clothes. When he turned
around, she realized his eyes
were swollen shut, he was
severely bruised, and he had
bleeding wounds. The aunt
scooped up the child and took
him to her house where she
called 911. The child was air-
lifted to TMH where he "was
placed in pediatric ICtJ. A doc-
tor compared bruising on the
child's forehead to someone
"palming" a basketball and
reported his skull was fractured
due to blunt force trauma.:.He
was improving the next day.
Luddington allegedly told
investigators with the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office that the
child fell off the porch earlier
that day, but she felt he didn't
need medical attention. It was
noted in their report that she
seemed "under the influence."
The injured child's sister
reportedly told her aunt that
her brother had been in the
"bad room". An extensive
amount of blood was found in a
home office, along with a bro-
ken lamp with blood and hair
evidence. Bloody papers were
found in a burnpile outside.
The County Record, DECEMBER 3, 2008, Page 2
Benefit cookout Friday
to help the Keel family
A Calhoun County family is
keeping their spirits high as
they work through a trying time
and a benefit is planned this
Friday to help them out.
Tracey Alday Keel was diag-
nosed with breast cancer back
in December of 2006. After
fighting that battle, she learned
in August of this year she has
brain cancer. Tracey had one
surgery and was set for a second
one on Monday.
As the family coped, they
were hit with another blow:
their young daughter, Emily,
who will turn eight on Dec. 1,
was diagnosed with another
form of brain cancer just three
Emily's cancer is described
as one of the most aggressive
types for a child anaplastic
The family will be traveling
back and forth to Shands
Hospital in Gainesville so moth-
Pictured above, the Keel family includes (from left) Tracey, Emily,
Skyler, and Ben.
er and daughter can be treated.
To help them meet these
extra expenses, family and
friends are organizing a benefit
on Friday, Dec. 5. Lunch plates
consisting of chicken leg quar-
ters, homemade baked beans,
potato salad, cake and bread
will be sold at the corner of SR
20 and 71 from 10 a.m. until all
plates are gone. Police Chief
Glenn Kimbrel and Major
Rodney Smith will be the chefs.
An account has been estab-
lished at Wakulla Bank to assist
the family. Any donations will "
be greatly appreciated.
Old fashioned Christmas
at the Settlement Saturday
The annual Christmas at the
Pioneer Settlement is set for
this Saturday night, Dec. 6.
The event will begin immedi-
ately following the Blountstown
Christmas parade which starts
at 5 p.m. The Settlement
Christmas will last until 9 p.m.
Visitors to this mid 1800s
community will be treated to
candlelight tours of the cabins,
Christmas carols performed by
the Altha School choir in the
Frink Gym, hayrides, a marsh-
mallow roast, and hot sausage
and biscuits in the Yon House.
In addition, the West Side
Volunteer Fire Department will
be selling smoked chicken din-
The old General Store will
be open, along with the
Cabbage Patch Store on the
front porch of the Frink Gym.
Little ones will enjoy story-
telling and a puppet show in the
The Settlement is located
inside Sam Atkins Park off SR
20 West in Blountstown.
For more information, call
parade in Scotts Ferry sell chicken
Come see Scotts Ferry's 1st
Annual "Redneck Christmas
Parade" on Saturday,
December 13th. The parade
ill tgin at 4:00 with lineup at
the intersection of Buddy
Andqrson- and Iola Road with
tie parade starting at :40d p.-m.
There is no entry fee just
donate a toy to help support
"Christmas for Children" as
sponsored by the Calhoun
County Sheriff Department.
Parade entries can enjoy
refrsl'ffi~e afterwards at
Robert a2l Diane Long's
For more information, call
Diane at 643-8330.
Nov. 22: Cynthia Dunaway Sullivan, DUI with property dam-
age; Calvin Nmn Cross, DUI
Nov. 24: Ronald Cheesmon, FTA, Leon Co.
Nov. 25: Peter Keet, grand theft; Renee Luddington, aggravat-
ed child abuse; Travis Allen, FTA
Nov. 30: William Charles Reisinger, FTA/Leon Co.
Nov. 19: Jennifer M. Mosher, hold for CCSO; Travis William
Allen, writ of attachment
Nov. 21: Elizabeth Pelton, disorderly conduct
Nov. 22: Martha Jayne Rolph, hold for CCSO; Cynthia
Sullivan, hold for CCSO
Nov. 23: David Matthew Wright, DUI, refusal, DWLSR
Nov. 24: Dominque Urie Cargile, state VOP; Michael R. Shuler,
poss. of controlled substance marijuana, sale of a controlled
Nov. 26: Renee Ann Luddington, hold for CCSO
Nov. 28: Barry Webb, DUI, refusal, DWLSR
The above Individuals were booked Into the Calhoun or
LIbery County Jail over the past week. Although they have
been charged wIth a cdme, they are considered Innocent
unfil proven guilty.
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After the Blountstown
Christmas parade, Westside
Volunteer Fire Department will
sell smoked chicken plates at
the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement. The plates will
include smoked chicken quar-
ters, green beans, homemade
potato salad, bread and pound
cake for $6. Tony Money, who
is well known for his excellent
cooking, will be preparing the
Westside has been awarded
a $250,000 grant to replace
their 1976 engine. The fire
department's responsibility for
the grant is to provide $12,500
in matching funds and the
money raised at this event will
go to this fund.
Come and support an
important cause and eat some
Buy a lighted
kids and help
Take Stock in Children
council members will have
booths set up before and during
the Blountstown Christmas
parade this Saturday.
Look for booths in front of
the high school and in front of
Golden Drugs. To enjoy during
the parade, lighted Christmas
necklaces for your children will
be available for purchase. In
addition, snacks and drinks will
be for sale.
Help support the local Take
Stock in Children scholarship
program with your purchase.
Proceeds from the sale will go
to support the local scholarship
program. The local Take Stock
in Children program is financed
with local donations.
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Help the BFD rescue Engine 2
Pancake breakfast Saturday
to raise funds for old fire truck
Department needs your
help. Our firefighters, in
conjunction with the
Society, have taken on the
task of rescuing a former
workhorse of our depart-
Engine 2, a 1945 Fire
Engine, served BFD for
over 40 years and was sold
as surplus in the late 1980s.
After a search, we found
Engine 2 underneath a barn
just a few miles from
Blountstown. The owner
has agreed to sell this truck
back to us- and that's where
you come in. Blountstown
Fire Department is having a
pancake breakfast fundrais-
er to bring Engine 2 back to
Blountstown and we need
your help! Connie Clayton of
Connie's Kitchen in
Blountstown has graciously
offered us the use of her
restaurant for this event, to
be held on Saturday,
December 6. We'll begin
serving pancakes at 6:00 am
and we won't stop until
everyone has had at least
Our pancake breakfast
fundraiser will be going on
simultaneously with the
Downtown Christmas on
Magnolia Square, sponsored
by the Eastern Star, and the
Main Street Downtown
Farmer's Market. It should
be a busy day in
Blountstown and we hope
everyone will be hungry for
Performance set for Sunday afternoon
'The Nutcracker' on stage at Veterans Memorial
The Liberty Music & Drama
Troupe will be performing The
Nutcracker on December 7, at
3:00 p.m. ET at the Veterans
Center in Bristol.
All tickets will be $10. To
purchase your tickets please
call Bonita Deck at 643-9808.
This event is sponsored in
part by the Liberty County Arts
Council, Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners,
Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs, the
Florida Arts Council and the
National Endowment for the
We were so pleased with Mama's recent stay at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. First of all, it's so convenient for me not
having to drive out of town when she's in the hospital. But
even more importantly, we're very pleased and happy with
the wonderful staff. They were very caring and loving to
Mama, so compassionate and so courteous. She felt safe,
secure, and comfortable. She didn't really care to even go
home! They even got her well from her longtime breathing
problems! We're just so happy the hospital is here. And
their many upgrades have it looking so nice, clean and
attractive. I know you and your family also will be pleased
if you use them. Mama sure was.
Mrs. Sue Bateman
Daughter of Mrs. Mary Yates
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The County Record, DECEMBER 3, 2008, Page 3
Blountstown Main Street Tour of Homes Dec. 12
Methodist Church, parsonage
will be showcased on the tour
Blountstown Main Street
will host the 3rd Annual
Christmas Tour of Homes on
Friday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 to
This year's Tour of Homes
begins at the Blountstown
United Methodist Church on
Lake Hilda, 20500 Central
Avenue West (Hwy. 20). Built
in 1941-42, the designer was
one of its members, Corrie
Clark Tucker, who had studied
at Emory University. Tickets
for the Tour of Homes may be
purchased here the night of the
The brick structure is noted
for its beautiful stained glass
windows, magnificent pipe
organs and carillon, which
chimes the hour and half hour.
The church will be decorated in
the traditional red and greens
with a stately ten-foot
Christmas tree decorated with
Chrismon ornaments made by
its members. These white and
gold decorations depict various
The second stop is the
Methodist parsonage next door
to the church, at 20480 Central
Avenue West in Blountstown is
the home of Reverend Charles
and Mrs. Shirley Smith, for-
merly of Murfreesboro, TN.
With them is the youngest of
their four children, "Stephen
who is a sophomore at
Blountstown High School. This
brick ranch-style house, built in
the 1970's has a modern interi-
or updated by the talents of
Shirley. The Smiths have cre-
ated an amazing aviary out of
part of the screened in back
porch filled with Charles' collec-
tion of exotic small birds. This
is a must see, especially for the
Third on our stop is the
Baptist parsonage at 17072
South Main Street (SR 71
South) across the street from
the Baptist Church. This is the
home of Reverend David and
Mrs. Sally Throckmorton, for-
merly of Crystal River, FL.
Sally's green thumb is evident
by the array of ferns and tropi-
cal plants on the expansive
front porch. Both the Methodist
and Baptist homes have won
the Torreya Garden Club 'Yard
of the Month' under the current
The former home of Pick
and Alberta Hollinger was
bequeathed to the church at her
death in the late 1990's. The
Manse Committee has done a
masterful job of updating this
craftsman style home built circa
1915 by Pick's uncle, Pick
Higgins. It is one of the archi-
tectural gems of Blountstown.
The fourth home is the home
of Gary Shuler, 21748 SR 71
North. Built'ofa dark red brick
it is one of the town's most out-
standing new residences.
Gary's two-story home has a
beautiful swimming pool with a
latticed brick wall surround.
This regal home is often used
for large, community-wide gath-
The fifth home on the
Christmas Tour is the home of
Glenn and Susan Warren on the
Chipola River, 17533 Chipola
Heights Road (just off CR 275).
In keeping with a family tradi-
tion, Glenn's mother
Margaret's home was on the
2007 Tour. -
Built in the style of a
Spanish hacienda, it has a spec-
tacular view of the Chipola
River, designated one of the
Nation's 'Wild Rivers' for it's
unspoiled natural beauty. The
home is artfully decorated with
antiques and collectibles,
reflecting Susan's knowing eye
for the unique. The guesthouse
will also be open during the
tour. She is the former owner of
the Country Cottage in
The sixth and final home on
the tour is Longleaf, the
Calhoun County residence of
Robert and Kay Trammell
which is located off Charles
Pippin Road in the Ocheessee
area off of State Road 69 'North.
Robert Lee Norton built this
dignified Victorian ladin 1904
in the Queen Anne stil 'J "
The Trammells moved this
home from Cypress in Jackson
County and had it moved to
some Atkins Family land in
1997. This home is one of the
stateliest homes in the area.
Each home will be decked
out in holiday finery. Tickets
are $10 per person. Children
under 10 accompanied by a
paying adult are free. You can
purchase your tickets the night
of the event on the steps of the
Blountstown United Methodist
Church. Please join us for this
third annual holiday tradition;
to meet, eat and greet! See out-
standing architecture and
Christmas decorating ideas at
each of these six showplaces.
at 2 p.m.
American Legion Post 272
will have their regular monthly
meeting on Sunday, December
7, Pearl Harbor Day, at 2 p.m.
at the Legion Hall on Hwy. 20
West in Blountstown.
The Sons of the American,
Legion will hold their meeting
For more information, call
Ray Weidner at 237-2740.
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Encore of 'Back to Jack's'
dinner theatre January 31
Back by popular demand,
Blountstown Main Street has
committed to one more per-
formance of the Murder
Mystery Dinner Theatre pro-
duction, Back toJack's.
The show is set for Saturday,
Jan. 31, at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement. The event
will start at 5:30 p.m. with a
wine and cheese inside the
Frink Gym, along with an auc-
tion. Dinner will then be served
- prime rib, sweet potato souf-
fie, green bean saute, and rolls,
along with a pear and mandarin
orange salad and delicious
dessert. Following the show,
featuring an all-star cast of local
entertainers, a 50s dance party
will be held.
Only 100 tickets will be sold
for $50 each. They are avail-
able at Merle Norman and
make a great Christmas gift.
For more details, call Kelli at
Free computer classes offered this
month at Calhoun County Library
Free computer classes are
offered at the Calhoun County-
Classes are limited to five
students. Please come to the
Adult Computer Lab to enroll
ahead of time. Classes start
promptly at 10:30 a.m. and run
for 60 minutes. The schedule is
as follows: Dec. 9 aAd 10 -
Mouse tutorial; Dec. 16 -
Internet for beginners;
Wednesday, Dec.17 E-Mail
basics; Tuesday, Dec. 23 -
Searching the Web
One on one classes are also
available, by appointment. Call
Jane Breeze at 674-8773, ext.
35, for more information or
come to the library to enroll.
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At the Next Calhoun County
School Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 9
Funding ($24.5 million)
Will be discussed,
if not voted on.
All citizens are
encouraged to attend.
The County Record, DECEMBER 3, 2008, Page 4
Jamie Thomas and Crystal Jones
Jones, Thomas will
speak vows Dec. 27
Susan Jones of Blountstown and Eddie Jones of
Tallahassee announce the engagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Crystal, to Jamie Thomas of
Blountstown. He is the son of Truman Grant of
The wedding is planned for Saturday, December 27,
2008, at 2:00 p.m. at WT. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown
with a reception following. An evening reception will also be
held at Club Escalade in Hugh Creek. Relatives and friends
are invited to attend the wedding and reception.
Christmas Party set
for Retired Educators
BY AILEEN McQUAGGE
Calhoun County Retired
Educators Association mem-
bers will meet for their annual
Christmas party at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, December 5, at the
WT. Neal Civic Center.
The Blountstown fifth grade
singers will entertain with a
varied program of Christmas
songs. They will.be directed by
chrnrmng and alented- Mrs..,
Cathy Kimbrel. .-.. . -, .. .
Everyone who is interested
in hearing this delightful pro-
gram is invited to attend at.
10:00 a.m. Friday, December
Following the program,
cookies and punch will be
served to everyone.
Members are reminded to
bring cookies' for refreshments.
Also, each member is asked td
bring (2) gift-wrapped packages
(labeled "Male" or "Female").
Cookies, punch, and the gifts
will be delivered to Parthenon
We'll be looking for you,
members and visitors, Friday at
10:00 a.m. at the Civic Center!
Santa & Mrs. Claus to
visit kids at libraries
Santa and Mrs. Claus are
handing out a book and a candy
cane during their visit at the
Calhoun County Public
Their schedule is as follows:
Saturday, December 6,
December 6 Blountstown
Library, 10:30 12:00; Hugh
Creek Library, 1:00 2:00;
Shelton Park Library, 9:30 -
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11:00; Altha Public Library,
Sunday, December 21 -
Kinard Park Library, 2:00 -
Come join the fun!
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BY BARNEY T. BISHOP III
President & CEO
Associated Industries of Florida
The Florida Society of
Association Executives (FSAE)
presented its most prestigious
leadership award to AIF
Executive Vice-President &
Chief Operating Officer
Stephen Trickey at the recent
Annual Conference held at The
Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.
Each year FSAE awards an
individual for their leadership,
dedication, and professionalism
in FSAE and in their current
position. The recipient is nomi-
nated by their peers, and then a
committee reviews those nomi-
nations and selects the recipient
according to strict criteria of
excellence and achievement.
"FSAE is all about leader-
ship, commitment and the suc-
cess of our members and their
organizations which represent
over 1.5 million professionals,"
said Chairman of the Board
Teresa King Kinney. "The
FSAE award recipients are out-
standing leaders who have so
excelled in their profession to
have achieved the respect,
admiration and ultimate recog-
nition of their association and
their peers. We congratulate
the honorees and their organi-
zations which share in these
prestigious awards and their
The Executive Member of
the Year Award was created to
honor the individual who has
displayed the highest commit-
ment to professional growth and
pride in their field. Their pro-
fessionalism and leadership are
evident in both services to the
association management profes-
sion and to the community.
set in Bristol
The Christmas train will be
leaving the Veterans Memorial
Park in Bristol on Friday, Dec.
5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, also
the following weekend Friday,
Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec.
13. The first run will start at
7pm and finish at 10 pm EST.
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has centered on organizations
engaged in efforts on behalf of
Autistic children, through his
son, Joshua, who is Autistic.
Stephen has not only con-
tributed his time to various
groups but also helped several
local charities financially. His
other charitable passion is help-
"There were so many quali-
fied entries this year that it was
very difficult to choose just one
winner. However, the winner is
the best of the best in the indus-
try and have sterling records of
achievement, excelling at what
they do," stated Sharon
Heierman, CAE, CEO of
NAIFA, and Chairman of. the
FSAE Awards committee.
The specific criteria for this
statewide award are based on
specific accomplishments within
the organization, FSAE and
also their commitment to the
community. As all who have
worked with AIF know,
Stephen has heen with AIF for
close to 20 years and has
worked his way from the mail
room to his current position of
Executive Vice-President &
Chief Operating Officer, where
he runs the entire day-to-day
operations of the association.
Within FSAE, Stephen has
served on the Board of
Directors of the FSAE
Foundation, served on various
committees, and also been a
contributing writer to the FSAE
His community involvement
'ing young athletes at Gulf Coast
Community College, where
Stephen played basketball on
scholarship in the early 80's.
On behalf of the staff and the
Board of Directors of
Associated Industries, I am
proud to applaud Stephen for
receiving this award.
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As we celebrate this Holiday Season and give thanks for
our many. blessings, please allow me to take this
opportunity to thank all of you for your prayers, support
and your vote to allow me to serve you for another term as
your Calhoun County supervisor of elections. I am grateful
It has been a privilege to work for you all these years,
and I look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.
YOU are the reason I remain in
this office, and I promise to
continue to provide the level of
service you have become
accustomed to Thank you,
again, for believing in me, and
please know that I will not let
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River Valley Marketplace creating new business opportunities
J.K. Newsome shares hilarious
story of success at the market
BY J.K. NEWSOME
Blountstown Main Street
has been hosting the River
Valley Marketplace the first
Saturday of every month since
September. The next market is
set for Saturday, Dec. 6, from 8
a.m. to noon in the greenspace
next to Wakulla Bank. Vendor
space is free and open to any-
one selling handmade, home-
made, or homegrown items.
This week, vendor J.K.
Newsome shares the hilarious
story of success he and his
wife, Nancy, have found
through the market.
Nancy and I have wanted to
sell pulled pork, more as a
hobby than to make a killing.
Blountstown Main Street
decided to start a farmers mar-
ket as part of their downtown
development strategy. Good
idea and a great place for us to
We started planning how we
were going to approach it and
first get approval to sell pulled
pork (which the response was
"absolutely") and approval to
use our venture's name, BITE
MY BUTT, which they also
approved. We had an idea to
face our tent with cypress wpod,
with hand cut letters (literally,
as you will soon read) and pig
faces in each corner wearing
bibs. I have posted some pics
and one of them is the original
drawing I did, but the final
design was hand painted by
Jessie, mirror image pigs pick-
ing their teeth. She painted
them on lumber I had pre
painted pig pink (say that 3
While cutting out the pigs on
our band saw, the blade kept
coming off the wheels, so I took
the safety cover off and adjusted
the machine, the last step of
which is letting the machine run
a few minutes to warm up the
rubber that covers the wheels,
then set the final tension on the
blade. Well, why waste tirhe
waiting on it to warm up,
-.ffgMtgt'WRONG' while cutting
S'small vy under pigg,'s ear,
carefully watching my fingers
near the working end of the
machine, I pushed my guiding
hand right into the return side
of the blade!!! Yeah, another
trip to the ER. It cut my left
index finger, nicked the bone
and cut thru the tendon. Oh,
and while at the ER filling out
paper work, the fire alarm goes
off and we have to leave!!
Standing outside still filling out
paper work, a lady calls us back
in because it was just a drill.
The guy having the heart attack
was not impressed. Just kid-
ding...he was impressed. Then
my son, Wesley, comes by
because he was setting up his
schedule to ride along on the
ambulance, saw our car, came
in and said "Been wood working'
The orthopedic doc I saw a
few days later .wanted me to
wear a splint that reached from
the middle of palm to the tip of
the finger for three weeks, then
shorten it for awhile, because
the tendon would heal back up,
and that darn ER doc should
have put a stitch in the tendon,
too. I had studied up on the ten-
don over the weekend and pret-
ty much knew what he was
going to tell me, but I wore the
splint the rest of that day, then
tossed it in typical male fashion,
cancelled the rest of my
appointments and sweet talked
Nancy into taking the eight
stitches out when I couldn't
stand them any more. It is heal-
They currently have the
farmers market the first
Saturday of the month. We
missed the first one, but were
hell bent on making the next
one. The sign came together,
tent purchased, butts smoked,
pulled, weighed and bagged. Off
I go. Unfortunately, Nancy had
to work that morning. There
were lots of folks there already
setting up. One of the fire
departments was already set up
with a huge tent (portable car-
port) and offered me use of the
back half which helped me out
tremendously. I had some issues
getting my sign pointed the
right way, but it all worked out
in the end, I sold out.
A man came by and just
loved our sign. He said he was
going to get his camera and
send a picture to his brother in
Michigan. After taking several,
I asked him if he could e-mail
them to me. He said he would
mail me copies, and got my
address, he don't do no e-
Near the end of the market,
I was talking to my dad on the
phone and someone tapped my
shoulder and it was the guy who
took the pictures. He handed
me an envelope. He had
already gone to the drug store
and made me copies. When I
got off the phone I saw he had
written "bite me" on the enve-
lope and had drawn a smiley
face, so that was cool.
I nearly had an international
incident while there. A woman
from Cuba came by. There is no:,
electricity at the market so I
took my LP burner and a pot to
boil water and set the crock
from my crock pot in it to warm
samples of the pulled pork
which I was selling in iced down
two pound bags. Wdrkeddlike A
champ. I can't tell you how
many folks took a small sample,
said it was good and walked
away. Then I just waited, oh 2-
4 minutes, till the after taste
kicked in, and they would come
back and say, "Give me a bag of
Anyway, back to the Cuban
butt crisis. She tasted it and, in
broken English, asked me about
the pork, how it's made, is it
regional or national, etc. She
then said she would be back to
buy some later. She did.....after
I sold out. In America, "I'll be
back" is often polite for "no".
Apparently in Cuba, it is like a
contract. She was not happy
that I did not believe her, and it
did seem to hurt her feelings, so
I felt bad, told her to come back
next month, but she said she
would be back in Miami. She
asked if there was any place in
town she could buy some. I sent
her to the only place I thought
might. Fifteen minutes later she
was back...they don't sell it. She
offered to buy what was left in
the crock. I sold her half.
(Wesley had gone to the store to
get a loaf of bread, if the ladies
in the other end of the tent did-
n't get a samich from that pork
they had smelled all morning, I
would not get out alive.) The
Cuban lady told me she had
J.K. Newsome (pictured) and his wife, Nancy, have found success
at the River Valley Marketplace with their pulled pork booth.
eaten pork all over the world,
and mine was the best, so now I
felt good. I wish I would have
gotten her address, I would
have packed some in dry ice
and sent it.
So that was my market day,
only 8-12 pm on a Chamber of
Commerce weather day. They
intend on adding a second
venue across the street, a block
down at another green space, so
*we are thinking of adding a sec-
ond tent for Nancy.....Bite my
butt...too. We would have to
communicate with each other
with radios, so, we would need
cool "handles" like Cheek 1 and
Cheek 2. We only have one
spare bottle of LP so, we would
need Wesley to be the runner,
you know, pass the gas between
the cheeks. Any ideas? Take a
crack at it.
Market open Saturday
The River Valley
Marketplace is open the first
Saturday of every month from
8 a.m. to'noon. The next date
for the market is Saturday,
Dec. 6, in the.greenspace next
to Wakulla Bank.
Among the items to be fea-
tured this month are fresh
Christmas trees, garlands,
and handmade stockings.
Contact Kelli at 899-0500
or via email at kelli@thecoun-
tyrecord.net for booth info.
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Boston College 5-3 9-3 2-0
Florida State 5-3 8-4 1-2
Maryland 4-4 7-5 4-1
Wake Forest 4-4 7-5 1-1
Clemson 4-4 7-5 0-3
N.C. State 4-4 6-6 3-2
Virginia Tech 5-3 8-4 1-1
Georgia Tech 5-3 9-3 3-3
North Carolina 4-4 8-4 3-0
Miami 4-4 7-5 0-1
Virginia 3-5 5-7 2-2
Duke 1-7 4-8 0-0
Records vs. Top 25 reflect rankings for the
week that the game was played.
Cullen Harper, Clemson . . . .2,395
Chris Turner, Maryland . . . . 2,318
Riley Skinner, Wake Forest . . .2,181
Thaddeus Lewis, Duke . . .... 2,171
Marc Verica. Virginia . . . . 2,037
Christian Ponder, Florida State . 1,807
Russell Wilson, N.C. State . . . 1,769
Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech 1,328
Darren Evans, Virginia Tech . . . 998
Da'Rel Scott. Maryland . . . . 959
Shaun Draughn, North Carolina . . 801
Montel Harris, Boston College . . 798
Graig Cooper, Miami . . . .... 778
Cedric Peerman, Virginia . . .... 774
Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina . .. 1,005
Demir Boldin, Wake Forest . . . 782
Kevin Ogletree. Virginia . . ... 723
Eron Riley, Duke . . . . . . 693
Aaron Kelly, Clemson. . . . . 648
Owen Spencer, N.C. State. . . . 626
Jacoby Ford, Clemson. . . . ... 598
Cullen Harper, Clemson . . .... 2,297
Riley Skinner, Wake Forest . . . 2,296
Thaddeus Lewis, Duke . . . . 2.267
Christian Ponder, Florida State . .. 2,211
Chris Turner, Maryland . . . . 2,178
Russell Wilson, N.C. State . . . 2,111
Marc Verica, Virginia . . . . 1,966
Graham Gano, Florida State . . 99
Antone Smith, Florida State. . . . 90
Matt Bosher, Miami . . . . . 89
Dustin Keys, Virginia Tech. . . . 87
Mark Buchholz, Clemson. . . . . 82
Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech . . 80
Steve Aponavicius, Boston College . 77
Trimane Goddard, North Carolina 7
Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech . . . 7
Victor Harris, Virginia Tech . . . . 6
Mark Herzlich, Boston College . ... 6
Michael Hamlin, Clemson . . . . 6
Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest ....... 6
Paul Anderson. Boston College . . . 5
(Average per game)
Clemson . . . . . . . 218.8
Maryland . . . . . . . 207.4
Virginia . . . . . . .. 203.2
N.C. State. . . . . . . . 200.8
Duke . . . . . . . .. 197.7
Miami. . . . . . . ... 197.0
North Carolina . . . . . . 192.3
Georgia Tech . . . . . .... 282.3
Florida State . . . . . . 18.8
Virginia Tech . . . . . . 169.4
Boston College . . . . .. 151.2
Maryland . . . . . . . 134.5
Miami . . . . . . . . 130.1
N.C. State. . . . . . . . 125.5
Georgia Tech . . . . . ... 377.3
Florida State . . . . . . 368.7
Maryland . . . . . . . 341.9
Clemson . . . . . . . 339.3
Miami . . . . . . . . 327.1
N.C. State. . . . . . ... 326.3
Boston College . . . . . . 319.3
Virginia Tech . . . . . . 162.3
Florida State . . . . . . 164.9
Clemson . . . . . . 167.3
Miami . . . . . . . . 169.3
Virginia. . . . . . . . 183.7
Wake Forest . . . . . . 184.3
Boston College . . . . . . 189.3
Boston College. . . . . . . 87.3
Virginia Tech . . . . . ... 112.2
Wake Forest . . . . . . 116.1
Georgia Tech . . . . . . 116.9
Florida State . . . . . . 126.8
Clemson . . . . . . . 127.6
North Carolina . . . . .. 140.8
Virginia Tech . . . . . ... 274.5
Boston College . . . . . . 276.7
Florida State . . . . . . 291.8
Clemson . . . . . . . 294.8
Wake Forest . . . . . . 300.3
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Boston College vs. Virginia Tech (at Tampa, Fla.)
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Deja vu all over again
i;.. a four-game winning streak, Atlantic Division
..I. ,r.pion Boston College is looking to earn its first
H. ,1, to a BCS bowl with a victory over Coastal
Division champion Virginia Tech in Saturday's ACC
Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium in
With Saturday's contest marking the fourth showdown
between the two former Big East conference rivals since
Oct. 25, 2007, both teams should know exactly what to
expect. Boston College has won three of the past four
meetings, but the lone loss during that stretch cost the
Eagles the 2007 conference championship and a spot in
the Orange Bowl.
For Jeff Jagodzinski's squad to pull out a victory, it
must avoid the mistakes it made in a 28-23 victory at the
Hokies' Lane Stadium on Oct. 18. Virginia Tech scored on
two interception returns and blocked a 39-yard field-goal
attempt by Steve Aponavicius.
The Hokies got 200 yards of total offense from quar-
terback Tyrod Taylor in the previous meeting, but they
yielded a punt return for a touchdown and were 5-for-17
on third-down conversion attempts. They also put togeth-
er a pair of 12-play drives in the second half that resulted
in two field goals by Dustin Keys.
While the Eagles have seen more than their share of
Taylor, Virginia Tech will be dealing with a relative
unknown in Boston College redshirt-freshman quarter-
back Dominique Davis. Starting for the injured Chris
Crane, Davis, who has appeared in four games this sea-
son, threw for 134 yards with two touchdowns and no
interceptions on 12-of-24 passing in this past week's 28-21
win over Maryland.
"(Davis) managed the game," Jagodzinski said follow-
ing the Maryland game. "We didn't have a pick. We didn't
have any turnovers. I think if you don't have turnovers
and you play solid defense, then I think you've always got
a chance to win."
Eagles freshman running back Josh Haden enters the
game with 798 rushing yards. He has really come into his
own during the past four games, carrying the ball at least
23 times for at least 118 yards in wins over Notre Dame,
Florida State and Maryland.
Despite Haden's recent success, Boston College is far
from an offensive juggernaut. The Eagles rank 56th
nationally in rushing yards per game, 99th in passing
yards per game and 102nd in passing efficiency.
Instead, defense has been the key to a season that
many thought would be a rebuilding year with vaunted
quarterback Matt Ryan graduating and departing for the
Boston College ranks seventh nationally in rushing
defense, eighth in total defense and 14th in scoring
defense. The Eagles, who have scored eight non-offensive
touchdowns this season, have intercepted a nation-best 25
passes this season.
The outcome of the game could be decided by how
well Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans does
against the Eagles' defense. Evans, who ranks third in the
ACC with an average of 83.2 rushing yards per game, was
held to 27 yards on 17 carries in the previous meeting
between the two schools.
The inability of either Sean Glennon or Taylor to step
up and become the team's leader has affected the Hokies
from the first day of fall workouts. Head coach Frank
Beamer's original plan was to use Glennon and redshirt
Taylor this season, but Taylor returned to action follow-
ing a 27-22 upset loss to East Carolina in the season open-
Taylor currently ranks ninth in the conference in total
offense per game and 11th in passing efficiency, while
Glennon is seventh in passing efficiency and 16th in total
offense. Complicating matters for Virginia Tech's passing
game this season has been an offensive line that yields a
conference-worst 3.1 sacks per game. None of the team's
wide receivers had caught a scoring pass prior to this
Considering how much success Glennon had in last
year's 30-16 win over the Eagles in the ACC title game,
Beamer may want to consider giving him extended play-
ing time on Saturday. Glennon threw for 174 yards with
three touchdowns and one interception on 18-of-27 pass-
ing enroute to winning Most Valuable Player.honors..
An added dimension to the Virginia Tech offense has
been the "Wild Turkey formation." Similar to the way
Arkansas used running back Darren McFadden in 2006
and 2007, starting tight end Greg Boone has taken 19
direct snaps from center and run for 61 yards this season.
Boston College displayed a little deception of its own
in the win over Maryland. Billy Flutie, the nephew of for-
mer Eagles great and 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug
Flutie, threw a 9-yard touchdown pass off a fake field goal
with 8:38 remaining in the third quarter.
Virginia Tech defensive back Victor "Macho" Harris,
who scored on a 55-yard interception return against
Boston College and notched two picks in a 14-3 win over
Duke on Nov. 22, has registered 15 interceptions during
the past three years. The Hokies ranks sixth nationally in
total defense, 19th in rushing defense, sixth in pass
defense and 20th in turnover margin.
After the first game against Virginia Tech, Crane
talked about Harris' ability to jump routes and bait op'pos-
ing signal-callers. Dorian Porch confused Virginia quar-
terback Marc Verica and collected his team's 14th inter-
ception late in this past week's 17-14 triumph.
Special teams play has been the secret to Virginia
Tech's success since Beamer returned to his alma mater
in 1987. However, a blocked punt and Rich Gunnell's 65-
yard punt return were the differences in losses to East
Carolina and Boston College.
Boston College ranks first in the conference with a
punt return average of 11.5 yards, but the Eagles rank
11th in the conference in net punting and 12th in kickoff
coverage and kickoff returns. Aponavicius, a former
walk-on who joined the team in the middle of the 2006
season, has converted 13 of his 20 field-goal attempts this
Aponavicius' counterpart, Virginia Tech senior Dustin
Keys, has made 20 of his 25 field-goal attempts and was
named a semifinalist for the 2008 Lou Groza Award. The
Hokies rank last in the conference in net punting, fifth in
kickoff coverage, fourth in punt return average and
eighth in kickoff returns.
The two teams are the least-penalized teams in the
conference. The Hokies, whose opponents average 56.2
yards in penalties per game, have lost just 442 yards on
flags, and Boston College is averaging 37.3 yards in penal-
ties per game.
Records: Boston College 9-3 (5-3 ACC Atlantic);
Virginia Tech 8-4 (5-3 ACC Coastal). Coaches: Boston
College's Jeff Jagodzinski (20-6); Virginia Tech's Frank
Beamer (217-112-4). Series: Virginia Tech leads 10-6.
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET Saturday. TV: ABC.
il6TON COLL. The Eagles held
attack to six yards on 26 carries and
scored their eighth non-offensive
touchdown of the season in. this past
Saturday's 28-21 win over the Terrapins.
Linebacker Robert Francois'
interception return for touchdown put
Boston College in a tie with Alabama
and Kansas State for most non-offensive
touchdowns by an NCAA Football Bowl
niHSON Running back James
Davis ran for 91 yards and
scored three touchdowns as the Tigers
whipped South Carolina 31-14 in the
100th consecutive meeting between the
state rivals. Davis needs one more
touchdown to tie Tra.vis Zachery's
school record of 50 career touchdowns,
which was set in 2001. With 3,855
rushing yards, Davis is 91 yards shy of
Raymond Priester's all-time Clemson
llMKE Playing his final collegiate
game, senior linebacker
Michael TauiUili had a career-best 20
tackles an interception in this past
week's 28-20 loss to North Carolina.
Tauiliili, who is the first Duke player in
more than five years to tally 20 tackles
in a game, ends his career as the fourth-
leading tackler in program history with
W IDORIDA ST. The Seminoles suffered
their worst home loss to
state-rival Florida this past Saturday
with a 45-15 setback at Doak Campbell
Stadium. Florida State engineered an
eight-play, 58-yard touchdown drive
capped by Jermaine Thomas' 4-yard
run with 7:43 left in the third quarter
that was the Seminoles' first touchdown
in a span of 111 minutes, 44 seconds
against the Gators.
IIfCH Jonathan Dwyer and
Roddy Jones combined for
357 rushing yards in the Yellow Jackets'
45-42 victory over Georgia. Eddie Lee
Ivery and Ray Friday set the school
record of 471 rushing yards by a Georgia
Tech duo in 1978 against Air Force.
M AyM U Wide receiver Torrey
Smith had eight
receptions for a career-high 115 yards
and collected 130 yards on five kickoff
returns in this past week's 28-21 loss to
Boston College. Smith, whose 990
kickoff return yards rank second on the
ACC's single-season list, needs 76 more
kickoff return yards to break former
Duke standout Tijan Redmond's 13-
year-old conference record.
p j Junior tight end Dedrick
Epps had four catches for a
career-high 101 yards, including a 69-
yard touchdown, in the Hurricanes' 38-
28 loss to N.C. State. Epps is the first
Miami player with more than 100
receiving yards in a game this season.
H 0iA |ISIA Hakeem Nicks caught
three passes for 38
yards in this past week's 28-20 win over
Duke, setting a new single-season school
receiving record with 1,005 yards and
making him the first 1,000-yard receiver
in program history.
mli.h"TAT1E OB Russell Wilson
threw for 220 yards and
accounted for three touchdowns in the
Wolfpack's win over Miami. Wilson, who
has thrown 13 touchdown passes and no
interceptions during the past seven
games, currently owns the nation's
longest streak of consecutive attempts
without an interception at 226.
PIRUINIA Cornerback Vic Hall, who
played quarterback for the
first time since high school, rushed for
109 yards and two scores on 16 carries in
the Cavaliers' 17-14 loss to Virginia Tech.
On defense, Hall tied a single-season
school record held by three other players
with his fifth forced fumble.
r_ Quarterback Tyrod Taylor
rushed for a career-best 137
yards as the Hokies clinched the Coastal
Division championship with the win
over Virginia. With his fourth 100-yard
rushing game, Taylor tied Michael Vick
for second place on the school's list for
100-yard rushing games by a QB.
I KE FOREST With a fourth-quarter
Forest senior Alphonso Smith tied
former North Carolina standout Dre'
Bly's conference record of 20 career
interceptions and sealed a 23-10 win
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SEC All Top 25
Florida 7-1 11-1 4-0
Georgia 6-2 9-3 2-3
Vanderbilt 4-4 6-6 2-2
South Carolina 4-4 7-5 0-3
Tennessee 3-5 5-7 0-4
Kentucky 2-6 6-6 0-3
SEC All Top 25
Alabama 8-0 12-0 3-0
Mississippi 5-3 8-4 2-2
LSU 3-5 7-5 1-3
Arkansas 2-6 5-7 2-3
Auburn 2-6 5-7 0-4
Mississippi State 2-6 4-8 1-4
Records vs. Top 25 teams reflect rankings
for the week that the game was played.
Matthew Stafford, Georgia . . . 3,209
Casey Dick, Arkansas. . . . . 2,586
Jevan Snead, Mississippi . . . 2,470
Tim Tebow, Florida . . . . . 2,299
John Parker Wilson, Alabama . . 1,909
Jarrett Lee, LSU . . . . .... 1,873
Chris Smelley, South Carolina . . 1,743
Knowshon Moreno, Georgia... . 1,338
Glen Coffee, Alabama ...... . 1,235
Charles Scott, LSU . . ..... . 1,109
Michael Smith, Arkansas . . . 1,072
Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State . 869
Mark Ingram, Alabama . . . . 681
Ben Tate, Auburn. . . . . ... 664
RECEIVING YARDS '
A.J. Green, Georgia. . . . ... 951
Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia . . 910
Brandon LaFell, LSU ......... . 903
Julio Jones, Alabama. . . . . 723
D.J. Williams, Arkansas . . .... 723
Mike Wallace, Mississippi ........ 704
Shay Hodge, Mississippi . . ... 676
Matthew Stafford, Georgia . ... 3,240
Tim Tebow, Florida . . . .. 2,80
Casey Dick, Arkansas . . .... 2,535
Jevan Snead, Mississippi . . . 2,532
John Parker Wilson, Alabama . . 1,932
Jarrett Lee, LSU . . . . .... 1,776
Chris Smelley, South Carolina . . 1,736
Knowshon Moreno, Georgia. . . . 102
Jonathan Phillips, Florida . . . 101
Percy Harvin, Florida . . . . . 96
Joshua Shene, Mississippi . . . . 94
Leigh Tiffin, Alabama . . . . 93
Charles Scott, LSU . . . . ...... . 90
Blair Walsh, Georgia. ... . . . 89
Eric Berry, Tennessee . . . . . 7
Ahmad Black, Florida . . . . . 6
D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt . .. . .. . 6
Rashad Johnson, Alabama . .. . . 5
(Average per game)
Georgia . . . . . . . .280.0
Arkansas . . . . . . . 259.6
South Carolina . . . . .... 218.5
Mississippi . . . . . ... 215.3
Florida . . . . . . . . 212.3
LSU . . . . . . . 204.5
Mississippi State . . . . . 174.3
Alabama . . . . . . . 169.3
Florida . . . . . . . 237.1
Alabama . . . . . . . 201.5
Mississippi . . . . . . . 183.4
LSU . . . . . . . . . 167.3
Georgia . . . . . . ... 153.9
Vanderbilt . . . . . . . 138.2
Auburn . . . . . . . . 137.5
Florida . . . . . . .. 449.4
Georgia . . . . . . . . 433.9
Mississippi . . . . . . . 398.7
Arkansas . . . . . . . 373.1
LSU . . . . . . . .... 371.8
Alabama . . . . . . 370.8
South Carolina . . . . . . 316.8
South Carolina . . . . . . 160.3
Tennessee . . . . . . . 160.4
Florida . . . . . . .. . 172.9
Vanderbilt . . . . . ... . 173.7
Alabama . . . . . . . 174.9
Mississippi State . . . . . 176.6
Auburn . . . . . . . . 178.8
Kentucky. . . . . . . . 184.6
Alabama . . . . . . . . 73.6
Mississiippi . . . . . .... . 85.0
Florida . . . . . ..... 102.8
Tennessee . . . . . ... 103.1
LSU. . . . . . . . . 105.7
South Carolina . . . . . . 128.7
Georgia . . . . . ..... 129.9
Alabama . . . . . . . 248.5
Tennessee . . . . . . . 263.5
Florida . . . . . . . . 275.7
South Carolina . . . . . . 288.9
Mississippi . . . . ... . 294.8
Illustration 2008 Bruce Plante (plantein.com)
A battle of the titans
." T may be the most significant football game
3i 1 ,:, jit the Georgia Dome since Super Bowl XXXIV
,,,' _,, top-ranked Alabama and Florida will battle
Saturday afternoon for the Southeastern Conference
championship and a spot in the BCS National
The matchup will mark the 39th time since the incep-
tion of the Associated Press poll that the No. 1 and No. 2
teams in the country have faced each other. However, it
marks the first time that it has happened in a conference
With tradition-rich Alabama looking to wrap up its first
perfect season since the national championship campaign
in 1992, and the Gators trying to maintain the SEC
dominance that they have enjoyed for the better part of the
last two decades, here is how Saturday's game should
Florida has the edge when it comes to quarterback
play, but Alabama signal-caller John Parker Wilson's play
this season has reminded some of former Tide quarter-
back Jay Barker. Barker, whose grit and determination
made up for any physical shortcomings he may have had,
led Alabama to the 1992 national title and is the all-time
winningest quarterback in school history with a record of
Florida's Tim Tebow, the reigning Heisman Trophy
winner, ranks second in the conference in total offense
per game and fifth nationally in passing efficiency. While
he has accounted for 37 total touchdowns this season,
Tebow has received more help from his supporting cast
this season than he did last year.
A stable of running backs that includes Chris Rainey,
Jeffrey Demps and Southern California transfer
Emmanuel Moody makes Florida the conference's top
rushing team with an average of237.1 yards per game.
Head coach Urban Meyer said that his team has shown a
renewed commitment to the running game since its lone
loss, a 31-30 setback to Mississippi on Sept 27.
"I think from that point on, we've developed a legiti-
mate run game where it wasn't just turn right, turn left,"
Meyer said during Sunday's press conference. "It was get-
ting our running backs involved. And the maturity of true
running backs that weren't here last year began to show
between Rainey and Demps."
One question mark for the Gators head i nto this
game is the health of junior Percy Harvin, who is the
team's second-leading rusher and leading receiver.
Harvin injured his ankle in this past week's 45-15 win
over state-rival Florida State.
Wilson has thrown for 1,909 yards with nine touch-
downs and five interceptions on 157-of-268 passing this
season. In this past week's 36-0 win over Auburn, he
threw his first touchdown pass since a 24-20 win over
Mississippi on Oct. 18.
Wilson has an arm and he can keep defenses honest
with his scrambling ability, but his main priorities are to
avoid mistakes and hand the ball to Alabama's vaunted
running backs. Glen Coffee ranks third in the conference
with an average of 102.9 rushing yards per game and the
combination of Mark Ingram and Roy Upchurch averages
almost 92 rushing yards per game.
Alabama's offensive line, which is led by tackle Andre
Smith and center Antoine Caldwell, may just be the
nation's best. The Crimson Tide makes it no secret that
they like to run the ball, and this extremely large group
has dominated the line of scrimmage this season.
"We just feel like they're not really secretive about
what they're trying to do," Meyer said. "They're going to
try to pound you and they have the personnel to do it. It's
not so much the running; it's the personnel behind that
Alabama's defense has the statistical advantage, but
both units have been exceptional this season.
The Crimson 'ide, who have pitched two shutouts
during the past four games andr held six other teams to 14
points or fewer this season, ranks second nationally
against the run, third in total defense and third in points
However, Alabama's second-year head coach, Nick
Saban, is quick to point out that his team has not faced
someone of Tebow's caliber.
"I don't really think that there's anybody that I've ever.
faced that's quite like him," Saban said. "He creates the
issues that he creates relative to his size, toughness, and
ability as a runner and a passer."
Florida's defense is not that far behind Alabama in the
statistics. The Gators rank 12th nationally against the run,
second in pass-efficiency defense, seventh in total defense
and fourth in scoring defense.
Florida has intercepted a league-best 23 passes this
season and returned five of them for touchdowns. Its
turnover margin of plus-21 leads the nation and oppo-
nents have only scored 14 touchdowns on 31 trips inside
the Gators' 20.
With Alabama leading the conference with average
time of possession of 32:32, it's important that Florida
limit any threat with timely stops. Tackling Alabama's ball
carriers in their own backfield may prove to be problem-
atic for a unit that ranks ninth in the conference with an
average of 5.50 tackles for loss per game.
Either team is capable of winning the special teams
battle, which may just decide the winner.
Florida has been outstanding on special teams since
having a crucial extra point blocked in the loss to
Mississippi. Kicker Jonathan Phillips is the conference's
leading scorer and has converted all 10 of his field goal
attempts this season, while Brandon James ranks second
and fifth, respectively, in punt return and kickoff return
As they showed in a 63-5 win over Kentucky, the
Gators also have a knack for blocking kicks.
Alabama will counter James with Javier Arenas. Arenas
averages 22.6 yards per kickoff return and has returned
two punts to the end zone, including one that helped the
Crimson Tide pull away and register a 32-7 win over
Alabama's kickoff numbers leave a little to be desired
as it ranks seventh in the conference in kickoff coverage
and 70th nationally in net punting.
When two teams are evenly matched, penalties could
play a role in the outcome. Alabama averages a confer-
ence-low 35.2 yards in penalties, while Florida ranks 11th
in the SEC with an average of 59.4 penalty yards.
Records: Alabama 12-0 (8-0 SEC West); Florida 11-1
(7-1 SEC East). Coaches: Alabama's Nick Saban
(11048-1); Florida's Urban Meyer (81-17). Series:
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The Crimson Tide ended its
six-year losing streak in
the Iron Bowl rivalry this past Saturday
with a 36-0 victory over Auburn. The
win was Alabama's largest over Auburn
since a 38-0 victory in 1962. The
Crimson Tide has recorded 14 shutouts
in the series, including a 17-0
Thanksgiving Day victory in the 1992
national championship season.
A NSASu Replacing his younger
brother, Nathan, in the
second half, senior quarterback Casey
Dick threw for 197 yards, including a
24-yard touchdown pass with 22
seconds left, on 18-of-29 passing in this
past week's 31-30 win over LSU. Casey
Dick ends his career ranked third in
school history in completions (473),
yards (5,856), touchdown passes (47)
and attempts (850)
AUBURN R 11' .,Iholding top-ranked
alabtdama without a fi st-
quarter touchdown for the 12th
consecutive year, the Tigeis yielded the
most points in an Iron Bowl series game
since a 48-21 setback in 1977.
foeRIDA The Gators, who are ranked
second in the AP poll and
fourth in the BCS, extended their
winning streak over state-rival Florida
State to five games with a 45-15 victory
this past Saturday. The 30-point margin
of victory was the largest by a Florida
team at Doak Campbell Stadium and the
45 points were the most scored by a
visiting Florida team in the series.
EIOORIA Running for 409 yards,
. Georgia Tech snapped a
seven-game losing streak to Georgia
with this past Saturday's 45-42 victory.
The 409 rushing yards were tihe most
yielded by a Georgia team since 1994,
when Vanderbilt ran for 415 yards. The
Yellow Jackets' 19 yards on 1-of-6
passing were the fewest by a Georgia
opponent since Cal State Fullerton had 0
yards on 0O-of-4 passing in 1992.
KENTUCKY Senior punter/kicker Tim
Masthay earned first-
team Academic All-America honors from
ESPN The Magazine and thie College
Sports Information Directors of America.
Masthay, a business economics major
who carries a 3.81 grade point average,
earned second-team honors in 2007.
d The Tigers will head into their
bowl game riding a two-game
losing streak for the first time since
2002. True freshman quarterback
Jordan Jefferson threw for 143 yards
on 9-of-21 passing and rushed for 50
yards on 19 carries in the one-point loss
to Arkansas. Jefferson's 19 carries were
the most by a LSU quarterback in a
single game since Marcus Randall had
17 in 2004 against the Razorbacks.
IIm SISSIPPI The Rebels set two
school records by
registering 11 sacks and holding
Mississippi State to minus-51 rushing
yards in their 45-0 win in the annual
Egg Bowl. It was Mississippi's second-
largest win in the series behind a 48-0
victory over Mississippi State in 1971.
i .SSTATE Following the shutout
loss to state-rival
Mississippi, Bulldogs head coach
Sylvester Croom resigned. Croom, the
first African-American head football
coach in SEC history, was 21-35 in five
seasons at Mississippi State.
I0AIROLI 1A With seven receptions
in this past Saturday's
31-14 loss to Clemson, senior wide
receiver Kenny McKinley became the
fifth player in SEC history to record at
least 200 career receptions. McKinley
has caught at least one pass in his last
42 games, which ranks as the longest
streak in the SEC.
|IIIIIESSEE The Volunteers sent head
coach Phillip Fulmer off
in style by extending the nation's
longest active winning streak by one
team over another to 24 games with this
past Saturday's 28-10 win over
Kentucky. Fulmer, who will be replaced
by former Oakland Raiders head coach
Lane Kiffin, was 152-52 in 17 seasons
IMDERBILT The Commodores used
four quarterbacks -
Chris Nickson, Mackenzi Adams, Larry
Smith and Jamie Graham in this past
Saturday's 23-10 loss at Wake Forest.
Smith, a redshirt freshman, threw his
first career touchdown pass with 14:55
left in the game.
The County Record, DECEMBER 3, 2008, Page 7
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Calhoun County Pee Wee team members and coaches are (not in order) Malac Johnson, Tyler Owens,
Tanner Peacock, Jarrett Bennett, Nathan Dunham, Austin Britt, Jesse Langley, Kyle Darnell, Alex
Wrobleski, Fritz DeVeaux, Dylan Lee, Tristan Griffin, Brett Bozeman, Porter Smith, Deonte Dudley, Eric
Daniels, Jesse Hall, Thomas Howell, Shon Peterson, Lonnie Perez, WilL Lewis, Dewayne Laramore,
Bryson Wood, Bradley Pearson, Justin Terry, Tommy Futch, Tripp Taylor. Coaches: Rodney Smith, Nathan
Goodman, Garry Futch, Matt Vincent, and Titus Overholt.
Calhoun Co. Pee Wees
win Super Bowl, 44-0
BY RODNEY SMITH
The Calhoun County Pee
Wee Football team had a very
impressive season this year, fin-
ishing the season undefeated
and winning the Super Bowl
defeating Wewa, 44-0. This
team set a Pee Wee Football
record by only allowing one
touchdown to be scored against
them all season long. Ironically
this touchdown was scored by
Chattahoochee on the opening
kick off that was meant to be an
The 2008 undefeated Pee
Wee Team was coached by
Nathan Goodman (who has
coached youth football for the
past 29 years), Rodney Smith,
Matt Vincent, Titus Overholt,
Jr., and former FS.U. player
The offense was led by sev-
eral talented players including
Jessie Hall who scored 17
touchdowns and two 2 point
conversions. Hall gained 1,116
alljpurpose yards on 60 touches.
Quarterback -Tanner Peacock
scored 5 touchdowns and four 2
point ceowersions. Peacock
gained 229 all purpose yards on
22 touches. Fullback Porter
Smith scored 3 touchdowns and
six 2 point conversions. Smith
gained 194 all purpose yards on
24 touches. Slot man Dillon
Lee scored 4 touchdowns and
one 2 point conversion. Lee
gained 461 all purpose yards on
21 touches. Slot man Malac
Johnson scored 1 touchdown
and two point conversions.
Johnson gained 106 all purpose
yards on 14 touches. Slot man
Shon Peterson scored 3 touch-
downs. Peterson gained 170 all
purpose yards on 4 touches.
Slot man Thomas Howell
scored one 2 point conversion.
howell gained 97 all purpose
yards on 10 touches. Tight end
Tripp Taylor scored on touch-
down and one 2 point conver-
sion. Taylor had three catches
for 95 yards. .Dewayne
Laramore scored on touch-
The defense was tough as
nails and gave up less than 100
yards all season. Linebackers
Porter Smith and Jessie Hall
led the team with 37 tackles
each. Smith, had 3 'fumble
-recoveritY'Ai8 Hall ia-d t' >
-iiterceptions and one ,-fumble,
recovery. Dewayne Laramore
.had 25 tackles. Dillon Lee had
22 tackles and one interception.
Tripp Taylor had 18 tackles.
Brett Bozeman had 18 tackles.
Shon Peterson had 18 tackles, 3
interceptions, and one fumble
recovery. Malac Johnson had
12 tackles, one interception,
and one fumble recovery.
Tristen Griffin had 20 tackles.
Tanner Peacock had 15 tackles
and one interception. Kyle
Darnell had 18 tackles.
Tommy Futch, Bryson Wood,
and Thomas Howell had 6 tack-
les each. Tyler Owens had 8
tackles and a fumble recovery.
Austin Britt had 6 tackles.
Justin Terry had 5 tackles.
The players were treated to
a tour of Doak Campbell
Stadium on November 25.
They got to check out the
Seminoles locker room, weight
room, training room and equip-
ment room. The tour was host-
ed by Blountstown's own Nick
Myers. Nick is a student train-
er working with the Seminoles.
The players also got autographs
- from Christian Ponder, Cory
Magnum, Dakota Watson, and
Everett, Brown. With ,all the
tatlpt on the'.2005 Pee Wee
team I amr sune a few of these
players will wind up playing for
the Seminoles or the other guys
further east of us.
J. V. Wildcats celebrate
coach's debut with 'W
BER 24-There were many
things on our list that we were
thankful for on Thanksgiving
Last Monday, the Altha
Wildcats junior varsity boys
basketball team added another
item to their first year coach's
Thanksgiving Day list. In his
coaching debut, Altha alumnus
Nathan Castaneda was given a
thrilling 28-26 win over the
In the season opener for both
teams, the Wildcats and the
Tigers began the third quarter
tied 13-13. They traded leads
throughout the period until
Altha's point guard Will Rogers
banked a running jump shot
high off the glass to give the
Wildcats a 21-20 lead as time
Rogers tacked on five more
points in the final period in the
form of a field goal and a 3-
pointer. Jacob Warner added a
field goal to give Altha their 28-
26 lead. Graceville had a
chance to win as they put up a
3-pointer in the final seconds
but it bounced off the back iron
and fell harmlessly to the floor
as the final buzzer sounded.
Graceville edged the
Wildcats in the field goal
department shooting 50% (12
of 24) to the Altha's 47% (9 of
19). The Tigers made 67% (2
of 3) of their free throws while
the Wildcats canned 50% (4 of
8). Altha made up the differ-
ence with their 3-point shoot-
ing, canning 25% (2 of 8) while
the Tigers failed to deliver on
their 4 attempts.
Leading the Wildcats in
scoring was Will Rogers with 10
points (including a 3-pointer)
along with a team leading 5
steals. Also, Rogers had 2
assists and a rebound. Jacob
Warner put up 7 points, cleared
5 rebounds, picked a Tiger's
pocket, and was credited with
an assist.. Tyler Hamilton
bagged 6 points along with 3
rebounds and a steal. Tyler
McCoy played string music
with his first 3epointer of the
season and he pulled down 2
rebounds. Brett Floyd chipped
in a field goal and he pulled
down 2 rebounds.
Altha's varsity boys
Thanksgiving holiday season
didn't begin as well as
Graceville handed them a 58-
24 loss. Pressured all night by
the taller Tigers, the Wildcats
committed 24 turnovers in the
game and allowed Graceville to
start fast out of the gate. They
led 13-5 at the end of the first
quarter. At the intermission it
was 35-9 in favor of the Tigers
and they held a commanding
52-19 at the end of the third
Graceville connected on
55% (21 of 38) of their field
goals while Altha only made
29% (8 of 28). The Tigers sank
36% (5 of 14) of their 3-point-
ers while the Wildcats shot 14%
(1 of 7). At the free throw line,
Graceville made their only
attempt while Altha hit 36% (5
The Wildcats leading scorer
was Jake Edenfield who ended
the night with 8 points (includ-
ing a 3-pointer) and a team-
leading 4 steals along with 4
rebounds. Caleb Willis drained
6 points pulled down 5
rebounds, and he had an assist.
Both Ethan Ellis and Steven
Vassallo netted 3 points apiece.
Ellis had 3 rebounds, an assist,
and a steal. Vassallo was cred-
ited with 2 steals and a
rebound. Ethan Byler and Ben
Willis each chalked up a field
goal. Byler cleared 5 rebounds
and he had an assist. Ben came
away with 3 steals and an
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BMS Lady Tigers' record 8-1
after wins over Wewa, St. Joe
BY COACH MATTHEW NICHOLS
The Blountstown Middle
School girls basketball team
improved their record to 8-1.
On November 18th, the
Lady Tigers traveled to Wewa
to face the Gators. They added
another win to their record by a
score of 34-12. We started out
a little sluggish, but overall I
was pleased with the way we
The Lady Tigers were led in
scoring by Alexis Speights with
12 points. She was followed by
Demeca Martin with 10 points.
Demeca also converted all
three of her free throw
attempts. Jayla Brigham con-
tributed with 8 points and
Adrienne Santillus provided a
spark off the bench with 4
On November 20th the Lady
Tigers again traveled to Gulf
County to face the Port St. Joe
Sharks. St Joe is a very athlet-
ic team that is quick and plays
good defense. They had
improved tremendously since
the first time we played them.
The first time we faced them
we beat them 31-11. This time
we were able to escape with a
17-9 win. This was a very
intense ballgame. They played
great halfcourt defense the
whole ballgame. They even
tried to put a halfcourt press on
us which we hadn't seen against
any other team, but our girls
did a great job of spreading the
floor and passing through it. I
was very proud of them. Alexis
Speights led all scorers with 9
points and Demeca Martin con-
See BMS LADY TIGERS, page 9
Youth basketball league being
organized in Liberty County
The Liberty County
Recreation Department is
organizing a youth basketball
program for boys and girls ages
6-12 as of January 1st 2009.
Leagues will be broken down
in age groups according to the
number of youth that sign up.
The League will start
Saturday January 10 and will
run about 6 weeks. There will
be one practice during the week
and games will be played on
Should enough participants
sign up there will be leagues in
Hosford and Bristol. Sign- up
day in Bristol will be Saturday
December 6 at the Civic Center
from 9:30 am until noon.
Sign-up day in Hosford will
be Saturday December 14 from
9:30 am until noon.
Cost of the program will be
$30 dollars per participant. For
any information call the Liberty
County Recreation Department
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Toy drive underway; pep band
performing at basketball games
Gift of the year
by Zack Segers
Students, parents, faculty
and staff, the Saber Tooth year-
books are on sale for $40 until
December 19th. A complimen-
tary DVD is included which has
pictures throughout the school
year of students and everyday
life at BHS. This is a great gift
because the yearbook will
remind you of times with your
classmates and the memories
that you will share through out
your life. To purchase your
Saber Tooth, come to the media
B-Ball Pep Band
by Ariel Savell
This year BHS is trying
something new. Mrs. Gretchen
Reiter, the BHS band director,
has started a pep band for the
basketball season with our
Senior Malcolm 'Snowden as
the drum major. Malcolm is
very thrilled to be part of this
new activity and is delighted to
have the chance for the band to
play at the basketball games.
The pep band consists of 5 to
10 band members who will be
performing at all the home
games, charging up the crowd
and keeping them happy while
our tigers keep the scores hot!
Mrs. Waller, BHS guidance
counselor, will be working with
all seniors before the Christmas
break to complete applications
for the Bright Futures
Scholarships. Beginning sec-
ond semester parents should
expect to see their senior bring-
ing home packets of information
and college scholarships.
The deadline for the
February 7, 2009 ACT is
January 7, 2009.
. The .gFA atC Blouptstown
High is holding the annual toy
drive at BHS starting this week
and going through Dec.12th.
This drive is the Toys for Tots
Calhoun County Girl Scout
Jr./Cadette Troop 42 recently
went to Angel's Gate Ranch in
Marianna on a camping trip.
While there, the girls worked
on their horse, music, and out-
door cooking badges.
The girls are pictured above
with Buddy, one of their very
loving and patient teachers.
Troop members shown are
Karen Schwendeman, Rebecca
Warfield, Kalei Peacock, Erin
BHS Student Government Association members, Secora Bell, JohnsMary Barton, and Abigail,
Mary Barton, and Abigail
Evelyn Smith, Julius Monlyn, Alison Slongo, and Valerie States, have Martinez.
been busy getting ready for the holidays and their annual toy drive.
sponsored by the Sheriffs
department. Please send as
many toys as possible to help
the families in need.
The fourth senior trip pay-
ment is due on the 12th of
Any senior who has not
ordered Herff Jones must place
yoti border before Chrittmas
break. . ,
Calendar of Events
Wed., Dec. 3, Career Day
for seniors in Marianna
Thurs., Dec. 4, Girls
Basketball @ Home against St.,
Joe at 5:00; Boys Varsity
Basketball @ Home against St.
Joe at 6:30
Fri., Dec. 5, Boys Basketball
away @ West Gadsen at
Mon., Dec. 8, Girls
Basketball @ Home against
Freeport at 5:30; Boys
Basketball away @ Franklin
Co. at 5:00/6:30
Tues., Dec. 9, Girls
Basketball away @Altha at
4:30; Boys Basketball away @
Alt ha at 6:00/7:30
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Carr School's fourth grade
classes recently completed
several creative writing activi-
ties. During one activity, stu-
dents created a play dough
creature and described it. This
helped everyone realize the
importance of including spe-
cific details in their writing.
Everyone enjoyed the lesson
and can't wait for more!
Pictured above are stu-
dents in Mrs. Hill's class. At
right are students in Mrs.
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musical, Disney's MULAN.
This is the theatre adaptation
of the 1998 Disney film that
received an Academy Award
Nomination. The story is
about an old Chinese folktake
of a young Chinese maiden who
secretly goes to war to save her
father from death in the army.
She goes on to become one of
China's greatest heros in the
Playing MULAN will be
Shantell Barrett. MUSHU (the
dragon) will be played by
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Jerkins and Emily Childress,
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The cast of 51 Blountstown.
Middle School students have
been rehearsing this show since
the first day of school. MULAN
will be presented at the BHS
Auditorium on December 11th
at 6:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar for this
J. V Wildcats continued
assist. Ben came away with 3
steals and an assist.
Altha was in Southport yes-
terday (Tuesday) taking on
Bozeman. (Check next week's
issue for game details.)
Tomorrow (Thursday) they'll
play the Hornets in Cottondale.
The home opener for the
Wildcats is next Tuesday as
they host their county rival,
Blountstown. All of the junior
varsity.games, begin at 6:00 pm
(CT) and the varsity contests
are slated for 7:30 pm (CT).
Also, each of these games are
district games and the Wildcats
need your support. So, I'LL
SEE YOU AT THE GAMES
AND GO WILDCATS!!!
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The fifth quarter was also
very intense, but ended up in
an 8-8 tie after a last second
shot by Port St. Joe. It was
very frustrating because in the
fifth quarter game, there is no
overtime. We had. 4 players
that all contributed 2 points
apiece. These were Kayla
Prowant, Jackie Dudley,
Adrienne Santillus, and Jordan
The Lady Tigers hosted
Tolar Tuesday, December 2.
They also will host and partici-
pate in the conference playoffs
on Dec. 9th and Dec. 11th.
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The Calhoun County Health Department
Monday, December 8, 2008
Kinard Library 2:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Shelton's Corner Library- 2-4 PM
Monday, December 15, 2008
Altha Library 2-5 PM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Hugh Creek Library 2-5 PM
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Elferd Leonard Elofson, Lt.
Col., Retired, 90, of Altha,
passed away Saturday,
November 15, 2008, at his
Col. Elofson was born in
Thief River Falls, Minnesota,
and had lived in Calhoun
County since 1972. He served
in the U. S. Air Force for 25
years and was a fighter pilot
during World War II. He also
attended Florida State
University where he earned a
Masters degree. He was a
member of the Red Level
Masonic Lodge and was of the
He was preceded in death by
his sons, James D. Brown and
William L. Brown; and a grand-
son, James Leonard Hanks.
Survivors include his wife of
41 years, Audrey E. Elofson, of
.Altha; a daughter, Francis
Elofson Buford, and her hus-
band, Julius H., of Tallahassee;
a son, Terry E. Brown, and his
wife, Ann, of Duluth, Georgia;
six grandchildren, William L.
Hanks and his wife, Catherine,
Stephanie Ann Church,
Nicholas Hinson Brown and his
wife, Amber, Darian E. Buford,
all of Tallahassee, and Andrew
and Daniel Brown of Duluth,
Georgia; three great-grandchil-
dren, Lillian Sayge Hanks,
Bradley Brown and Logan
Brown of Tallahassee; a
nephew, George W. Edwards,
and his wife, Darlene; two
great-nephews, Alex and
Christopher Edwards, all of
Charlotte, North Carolina.
Graveside services were
held at noon, Saturday,
November 22, in Mt. Olive
'Cemetery in Altha.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements (ph.
674-5449 or online at
ZACK R. HICKS
Mr. Zack R. Hicks, 75, of
Blountstown and a former resi-
dent of Tallahassee, FL, passed
away Tuesday, November 25,
2008, in Dothan, AL.
Mr. Hicks was born on
October 23, 1933 in Dixie
County, FL, and had lived in
Blountstown for the past 10
months, coming from
Tallahassee. He was a retired
mechanic with the Florida
State Forestry Department
with 32 years of service. Zach
served in the United States
Army stationed in Germany.
He was a member of Robert
Butler Masonic Lodge in
Tallahassee, FL, and a member
of Woodrun Baptist Church in
Survivors include his wife,
Karia D. (Vickers) Hicks, of
Blountstown and a former resi-
dent of Tallahassee; one daugh-
ter, Sandra Ward, and her hus-
band, John, of Newnan, GA;
one brother, Frank Hicks, and
his, wife, Barbara, of Callahan,
FL; one sister, Betty Vanzandt,
of Hamlin, TX; three grandchil-
dren, Zachary, Quinn and Luke
Ward, of Newnan, GA.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, November 29, at
12:00 p.m. (CT) at Macedonia
First Baptist Church on
Macedonia Road near
Blountstown, with Rev. David
Wood and Rev. Sugrim Singh
officiating. Interment followed
at 3 p.m. (CT) in the Vickers
Cemetery at Havana, FL.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Lighthouse
Children's Home, 7771 Mahan
Dr., Tallahassee, FL 3237.1.
All arrangements were
under the direction of Marlon
Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home
in Blountstown, ph. 674-2266.
Sr. Citizen membership
drive is now underway
Calhoun County Senior
;Qijizens is conducting their
.An'iual General Membership
IDrive. This year; because of
Sh ought to
; Rmem Yer
The moment of
losing a loved one
is always a
L s challenging time.
It can seem
impossible to find
the perfect funeral
TimAdams poem or reading,
Funeml Ddor or to write a
funeral eulogy that'
does justice .to our
loved one. Funeral music and
funeral songs are, important, but
how do we choose the right one?
Should we have funeral flowers?
Where do we go and who can
help in the most meaningful way?
At Adams Funeral Home, we go
the extra mile because it is our
way of doing things. We offer
complete funeral care: traditional
services, cremation services,
video tributes, prearranged
services, and monument sales
and service. The more you
appreciate full service, the more
you will appreciate us. We believe
.passionately in what we do and
want nothing more than to serve
Adams Funeral Home. .
defining quality in funeral service.
Thank you for allowing us to serve
budget cuts, we are forced to
decrease our services. Through
your generous contributions we
can indei'se services and let
some Seniors remain in their
homes without fear of having to
be placed in a nursing home for
This past year our Agency
provided over 18,000 meals to
Seniors in Calhoun County. Out
of this total, over 8,000 were
provided to home-bound
Seniors and over 10,000 in-
home hours of service, such as,
personal care', respite, home-
making, and case management
were also provided. In trans-
portation, -over 35,000 trips
were provided to over 10% of
the transportation disadvan-
Transportation was provided to
life essential services, such as,
doctors, hospitals, and grocery
shopping. The population of our
community is growing with a
prediction of 28% elderly by
the year 2010.
With your contribution of
$100 or more, you will be rec-
ognized on a plaque displayed
in the Senior Citizens lobby.
Also, your donation is tax
deductible. I know that times
are hard so whatever you can
donate would be greatly appre-
Help shine a little light on a
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Walk-Thru of Jesus'
Life at Bristol Baptist
A Walk-Thru Presentation of
Jesus' Life will be presented at
the First Baptist Church in
Bristol on December 14th &
15th from 7:00 9:00 p.m.
We invite you to join us as
we walk through the life of
Jesus. As you journey from the
humble manger to the wonders
of heaven, you will experience
the true meaning of the
Christmas season through
"The Gift of Jesus". There
will be new scenes, new music,
and a cast of over 100 people.
This will be a journey you will
For more information, call
the office at 643-5400.
Christmas concert at
Red Oak Mennonite
The New Life Singers will be
presenting a Christmas Concert
at Red Oak Community
Mennonite Church on
Airman Mercer graduates
from basic at Lackland
Air Force Airman Blair D.
Mercer has graduated from
basic military training at
'Lackland Air Force Base, San
During the six weeks of
training, the airman studied the
Air Force mission, organization,
core values, and military cus-
toms and courtesies; performed
drill and ceremony marches,
and received physical training,
rifle marksmanship, field train-
ing exercises, and special train-
ing in human relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate in
applied science degree relating
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Mercer is the son of Donna
Mercer of N.W. Evans Ave.,
In 2002, the airman gradu-
ated from Blountstown High
School, and received a bache-
December 11th at 7:00 p.m.
The New Life Singers are an
extension of Calvary Baptist
Church of Smyrna, Georgia.
The members of the team are
selected on the basis of Christ-
like character as well as their
musical talents and they serve
in the music ministry of Calvary
Baptist Church. It is our
prayer that you worship the
Savior together with us in song.
Admission is free and refresh-
ments will be provided.
Red Oak Community
Mennonite Church is located at
19247 N.W CR 275, Altha,
FL. Everyone is welcome. For
more information, please call
Midnight War Cry
Conference Dec. 5
"Proclaim ye among the gen-
tiles' prepare war, wake up the
mighty men, Let all the men of
war draw near,.let them come
up:" (Joel 3:9)
Minister DaMario Belford is
humbled to announce the 'first
Midnight War Cry Conference
2008 to convene on December
5 at 12 midnight (ET) at the
Elizabeth Church of Christ
Written in Heaven located at
221 Max Herring Road in
Hardaway, FL. The pastor of
this church is Dedric Streeter.
The messenger for this service
will be the Apostle L. Spencer
Thomas who pastors the
Greater Works Deliverance
Ministry in Louin, Mississippi.
Special guests are expected
from Jacksonville, Waycross,
and Panama City. For more
information feel free to contact
Elder Adrian Abner at 850-
272-2338. The praises will be
going up...get in war mode to
get your break through.
St. Paul AME sets
rehearsal for program
' Christmas program rehears-
al at St. Paul AME Church is
set for Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3
p.m. If you plan to participate,
please be at the rehearsal.
AIRMAN BLAIR D. MERCER
lor's degree in
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The Church of the Nazarene
Dr Ernie Gray N 674-8196
SLynday 9:00 a.m. ...Morning Worship
10:15 a.m. ...Sunday School for All Ages
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. ...Bible Study and
Youth & Children's Activiites
Thursday 1:30 p.m. ...Primetime Senior Bible Study
Assembly of God Church
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
SOUTHSIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
15164 SR 71 South, Blountstown, Fla.
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Morning Worship 11:00 AM Kidz Jr. Bible Quiz 7:00 PM
Children's Church 11:00 AM
Evening Worhsip 5:00 PM
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and Church 10AM-12Noon WWWtappscOm/sOuthslde/
Chrisian Home Free Will Bapist Church
19244 NE State Road 69, Blountstown, FL 32424
Sunday Services Ron Burger, Pastor
Sunday School...9:45 AM 850-674-5194
Morning Worship...11:00 AM 850-674-5194
Morning Worship...1:00 AM www.christianhomefreewillbaptistchurch.org
Evening Worship...6:00 PM email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Service...6:00 PM Come Be Our Guest!
St. Mary Missionary
16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL
DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR -.
"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
-BlountstownUnited 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
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Gateway Baptist Church
17667 N Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-5725
Sunday School...9:30 AM Worship Service...11:00 AM
Sunday Evening...6:00 Pm
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study...6:00 PM
"At Gateway Baptist Church Everybody Is Somebody
and Jesus Christ Is Lord"
S Meaningful Bible Study.........................9:45 AM
SExciting Worship................................. 11:00 AM
Bible Study & Worship ......................... 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study.......... 6:30 PM
Pastor David Throckmorton
Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20
and Main Street in Blountstown
First Baptist Church
Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ
The County Record, DECEMBER 3, 2008, Page 11
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Happy "2nd" Birthday,
Tyler Chambers will be celebrat-
ing his 2nd birthday on December
6th. He will be celebrating with fam-
ily and friends with a 'Go Deigo Go
Party' at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
in Blountstown. He is the son of
Kaloski and Aisha Chambers. His
maternal grandparents are the late
Michael Snowden and Edward and
Sophia Thomas: his paternal grand-
parents are Otis and Gwen
Pennywell and Willie and Sheri
Chambers. His maternal great-
grandparents are Clarence and
Maggie Louise Simmons and Louise
Snowden and the late Charlie
Snowden and his paternal great-
grandparents are Bernice Glover and
the late Dallas Hogans and Emma
Lee Chambers and the late Alvin
Chambers. His godparents are
Travis and Dineasi Mosley and
Natalie Robinson-Bulger. Tyler
enjoys riding the 4-wheeler with is
mom and dad, chasing his dog
Snow around the house, hanging
out with Harmony, jumping on his
Uncle Monk's trampoline, talking on
the phone with his Nana and Sophia
and watching Go Diego Go! He also
enjoys aggravating his Auntie Bria
and Cousin Sasha!
HAPPY "2nd" BIRTHDAY,
Bryson Fleck, son of Lynn and
Robbie Fleck of Tallahassee, will
celebrate his second birthday today,
December 3rd. Bryson enjoys
going to the Trickey farm with his
daddy, riding the tractor and four-
wheeler with his papa and watching
John- Deere videos. Bryson also
loves playing with his new little sis-
KAIDEN GRAY RILEY
Kaiden Gray Riley was born on
November 1.0, 2008, at 2:13 p.m.
He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces
and was 20-3/4 inches long.
Kaiden is the son of Kenneth and
Lora Riley. He was welcomed home
by his big sister, McKenzie.
searching for golden agers
Calhoun County's Heritage Book Committee wishes to
have your assistance in compiling a special section of our
forth-coming history of Calhoun County.
The first part is about citizens who are now living who are
90 years of age or older. Please give the person's full name.
and date of birth. Be sure to include their maiden name and
all married names for the ladies. If the person lived to be 90
'years of age or older-and is now deceased, please give ihe full-
name, date of birth '~-Ld date of death.
Calhoun County couples who are or were married for 50
years or more form another special section in our book.
Please give the full names of the bride and the groom, dates
of birth for each, and dates of death if applicable. Give the
date the marriage took place and the number of children born
to this special couple.
Please type or hand print clearly all names and dates. Use
the following format for the dates: month, day and year. An
example is: Jan. 1. 1896. Be sure that you sign and print
your own name as sumitteer and give your telephone number
for verification purposes.
We need a photograph of the person(si that we are so very
proud to be able to honor in this special way. It does not have
to be one that was taken when they were whatever ag6, it can
be one when they were younger. On the 50th wedding
anniversary photograph it may be when they celebrated that
glorious occasion or when they first got married or somewhere
in between, it is just up to you. It will be best if you do not
write on the back of the photo itself, use a label or a Post-it-
Note as sometimes when it is scanned the print will show
through the paper. If you have a photograph that you would
like to be scanned to be used for the book, or if you need assis-
tance with your information or story please feel free to ask.
Lana Weeks, our publicity chairman, will be happy for you to
come to her home or she will come to yours, whichever is
most convenient for you, she has a laptop computer and a
printer/scanner that is easy to take from place to place.
The deadline date has been extended and the date at this
time is not known.
-The meetings for the month of December have been can-
celed due to the holidays.
Please mail your reply to the attention of : Mrs. Lana
Weeks. Publicity Chairman of H.B.C.. P 0. Box 275.
Blountstown, Florida 32424-0275 or you may call 850-674-
8860 (Mary Lou Holley) or 850-674-3747 (Mary Lou
Taylor) for assistance or information.
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Calhoun County's history is being told through a heritage book currently being put together with plans for pub-
lication in the summer of 2009. Here is one of the stories that will be included in the book.
SUBMITTED BY MARY ANN
The two terms of Circuit
Court were arranged for
the spring and fall of the
year. The Courthouse
could not be heated or
H. V McClellan was the
Perry Mason of the
Courthouse. His ability to
select friendly jurors wvas
uncanny. He knew each
likes and dislikes. He usu-
ally defended the indigent
and alcoholic many times
without pay. The public
defender law was not
allowed in Florida unless a
person was on trial for their
One of the best known
and well-liked courthouse
employees was the janitor,
Uncle Jug (pronounced
Juug) Johnson. Mr.
Johnson, as a young man
and was considered the
best driver of log cart oxen
in the county. He was
named the jailer in 1925,
but later became the court-
Uncle Jug knew more
people in the county than
any other person. He was
a one-man welfare team.
During the Depression
years many unfortunate
people relied upon Uncle
Stories from the
Uncle Jug Johnson
By Mary Ann Flowers
Jug to meet their 'needs.
He made taking up collec-
tions an art, many times
giving' from his small
income to help a person in
In 1936, Uncle Jug was
persuaded to announce and
run for sheriff. It was an
unfortunate move for the
aged caretaker. His age
proved too much of a hand-
icap and the office of sheriff
was a dangerous one at
that time. He ran a good
race, but failed to get elect-
The majority of the
County Commission prom-
ised the position of janitor
to another person, who was
to begin his duties on Jan.
1, 1907. The selected per-
son failed to appear at the
appointed time and the
courthouse officials faced
several freezing days and
had to go to the wood yard
and buy the firewood and
make their own fires in the
open office fireplaces.
When the county com-
mission met in regular ses-
sion, an irate group of
county officers complained
about the lack of heat. A
messenger, some say a
deputy sheriff, was dis-
patched to find Uncle Jug
and ask him to meet with
the county board. Uncle
Jug was offered a raise in
salary to $40 per month,
which he accepted and
good feelings were once
again established in the
On real cold mornings
county officials entered
their various offices to be
greeted by a roaring fire,
which Uncle Jug had built
an hour ahead of opening
County Court Records,
'Florida State Library,
Florida State Archives,
The County Record and
the Floridan news
The helpful place.T
16" Wide Mouth Tote Bag
*10 pockets outside and
12 inside to organize tools and accessories
Tools not included.
8 Pc. Clamping Set
* Includes 2 pc. 4" ratchet set, 4 pc. 3" spring
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Spade Bit Set
* Heavy-duty shanks *
* Patented extended
Sale Prices Start Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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The County Record, DECEMBER 3, 2008, Page 12
Helping Hands seeks
family in need of help
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN
Case No. 08-79CA
MOSES MEDINA, JR.
AND HECTOR E. VAZQUEZ,
PHILLER LEE JOHNSON, CHARITYVERNELL
JOHNSONAND IF EITHER IS DEAD, THEIR
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, JUDGMENT CREDITORSAND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST HER;'THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, AND JUDGMENT CREDITORS
OF DEFENDANTS, DECEASED, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS; AND
ALL UNKNOWN NATURAL PERSONS IF
ALIVE, AND IF DEAD OR NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, THEIR SEVERAL AND
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AND JUDGMENT
CREDITORS, OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, OR UNDER THOSE
UNKNOWN NATURAL PERSONS; AND THE
SEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST,
TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST ANY CORPORATION OR OTHER
LEGAL ENTITY NAMED AS A DEFENDANT;
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, OR
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS
UNKNOWN, CLAIMING UNDER ANY OF THE
ABOVE NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFEN-
DANTS OR PARTIES OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS COM-
TO. PHILLER LEE JOHNSON. CHARITY VER-
NELL JOHNSON, ET AL
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be liv-
ing, and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown
Defendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees and all parties claiming an interest by,
through, or under or against the Defendants, who
are known known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any right, title, or
interest in the property described below.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet
title, has been filed against you regarding the
property located in Calhoun County, and more
fully described as follows:
Tract 6, Block "D" Tallahassee 2 1/2 Acre Estates
according to the Official Plat thereof filed for
record on the 12th day of October 1961 and
recorded in Plat Book No. 1, on Page 55, in the
deed records of Calhoun County, Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to this action on Mel Magidson,
Jr., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is PO. Box
340, Port St. Joe, Florida 32457, on or before
December 29, 2008, and file the original with the
clerk of this court at Calhoun County Courthouse,
120859 Central Ave., E. Rm 130, Blountstown,
FL 32424, either before service on Petition's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
DATED this 21st. day of November, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
November 26; December 3, 10, 17, 2008
R & R WAREHOUSES
NOTICE OF SALE
On December 15, at 10:00 a.m. (CST), R & R
Warehouses will dispose of the contents of five
(5) storage unit from Blountstown and two
(2) storage units at R&R Warehouses in
Blountstown at 19300 SR 20 W. (850) 674-4700.
All units not paid in full by this date will be dis-
posed of. THERE WILL BE NO AUCTION!!
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION 14
CASE NO : 07-2008-CA-000103
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
JASON BROWN,et. al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3595 NW BAKER
ROAD, ALTHA, FL 32421
ALSO ATTEMPTED SERVICE AT: 578 SPRING
COVE RD, FLORENCE, AL 35634; 3703 NW
TWIN PONDS RD, MARIANNA, FL 32448
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3595 NW BAKER
ROAD, ALTHA, FL 32421
ALSO ATTEMPTED SERVICE AT: 578 SPRING
COVE RD, FLORENCE, AL 35634; 3703 NW
TWIN PONDS RD, MARIANNA, FL 32448
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
TOGETHER WITH A 2006 HMMT DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN#
it, on Marshall C Watson PA Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49th Street
Suite 120. Ft Lauderaale. FL 33309 on or before
December 31, 2008. a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this Notice
in The County Record and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter, oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons
who, because of their disabilities, need special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the ADA Coordinator at 20859
Central Ave., East. Blountstown, FL 32424 or
Telephone (850) 674-4545 not later than five
business days prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this
25th day of November, 2008.
Ruth W. Attaway
As Clerk of the Court
Monday at Noon
.No Faxes, Please
As we all are aware ,things
are really tough right now.
Fortunately, God has blessed us
with many donations at Helping
Hands for People, Inc. in
Blountstown. As a result we
sell more items. Therefore, this
year for the Christmas holidays,
the staff and board of directors
would like to extend our bless-
ings by adopting a family for
How does this work? Well if
you know of a family in need
just submit a letter with your
nomination to Helping Hands
For People, Inc. by December
21st. (You cannot nominate
yourself). We will choose a
family and provide a merry
Christmas for them. If children
are involved please be sure
that you provide sizes and ages
and specify if it is a boy or girl.
If the family is in desperate
need of anything household and
such include that as well.
Mail your nominations to
Helping Hands For
People, Inc., 16842 N.E.
Pear St., Blountstown, FL
32424. For more information
contact Samantha at 674-3848.
I FOR SPCAL RATE NHSESACE ALL64-5041
ITRME MANITOWOC Ice Machines
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
S stom.. --m
.- So....& uaon :s, .
TILE CARPEr LIPHOLSTERe\ *
24-HOL'R .WATER REMOVAL
Only Cerrified Firm in Blountstown -
SerIna: Calhoun. Libertn. Jackson & Gulf Cnunlie_,
Residential & Commercial
100",) LOCAL GRIFFIN 1 00-'i F.VFMIL
SAND & CONCRETE
20301 NM Elans AIenue IANE ALDN
BlountLtsown, FL 32424 CELL: 850-643-6162
fk\: 850.674-2209 JASON SLiGGS
Well Drilling 1
Mike Purvis Owner
SALES & REPAIRS
16 Z 1 i
Van Hilliard Siding Co.
MARIANNA *Virnvl Sr', *"'_Erhanrl & Facia
SAlurminumn Pali) C,'v.Er- '.i arpor
Ph: 526-5029 .Ener-., Enr.,:.r ,I W.n,,a,:,,
Fax: 762-3584 I .-inu I.,le.d u,,diie Home Rn.,,:|.- s, m.
Blounistown/Altha *S ,, R,,P rg ; elal R,,i
SPressure Wan- rnr,
Over 30 Yeats E' perience
'an Hiliard President
We Do Good Work
James Eugene Silcox LLC
Residential Framing & Remodeling
11856 NW Glory Hill Road
Altha, FL 32421
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Williams Home Improvements
" NO MONEY A E f /
PAI UPON PROFESSIONALS
d-" 1.1nI FI PROFESSIONALS r
lCOUI'LL I IUi
Re; Corilr C.-nr Lc R0' -'55i1 C ,,nrr R :o rln I #002550
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John "Handy" Mann
0 '. armiC T-ii Flo'.rF 1 [rrn ,all 'lumrrv ii ,i ,ail:i oni -' ki.,
fPa Eurr3 o un r .in ir. r. :a intr,
(850)674-6410 or 447-0810
Over 35 years experience Licensed & Insured
-iE A-1 TREE SERVIU E I J.EF
-- 8& STUMP GRINDING RED
SSafe Tree Removal /- STUMP
_* Prunn & Tiimrmrning GRINDING
- -150' Aerial Bucket Best Prices
- -Storm Darriage In The Area
- Crane Service ,
=- Residential & Commercial
AFFORDABLE QUALITY SERVICE
= Call 674-3434 or 1-800-628-8733
VICKERY ENTERPRISES, INC.
r Russell vickIer. Jr owvner -
Williams Home Improvements
Serving Calhoun County Since 1990 N, .
"NHo Job Too Big or Small NO MONEY
CONCRETE WORK UP FRONT
LANDSCAPING CMLTO Q "
PRESSURE CLEANING COMPLETION
CERAMIC TILE HONEST DEPENDABLE
SEAMLESS GUTTERS FREE ESTIMATES
Re,. Coniractour Lic P002551 Conlractor Rooling Lie P002550
Panhandle Drywall Contractors, Inc..
Painting & Repairs
SALES, SERVICE AND INSTALLATION
AUDIO & VIDEO EXPERTS
FOR HOME, CAR AND BOATS
Mathew & Dara Layfleld fax 850/674-2248
Owners 19277 SR 20 W
sales. syoundottaudio.com Blountstown. FL 32424
Give Us A Call For A Price Quote
RUBBER STAMPS FAX SERVICE
tht fountr Rccord
The unit is believed to contain household and/or has been filed against you and you are required
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida
Regional Housing Authority will hold a Special Meeting,
December 18, 2008 in the Regency Room of the
Ramada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe St., Tallahassee,
Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. The
meeting will be ope to the public.
ACME APPLIANCE REPAIR
Reasonable Rates/Friendly Service
Warranty Service On
GE -Hotpoin-l Fridgidaire -Whirlpool -Maytag
850-348-0351 AIItel Cell
See A Photo You Like In the Paper?
If we took it., You can buy it!
,wu1'. thecoulntyilrecoirdd. rt
Go to Photos and Mlake otur Scthiu.on
the ountr 1Record
Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation
F ,., ,, -,. I; . ,-,
211 Depot Ave. Blountstown, Fla.
The unit is believed to contain household and/or
has been filed against you and you are required
The County Record, DECEMBER 3, 2008, Page 13
t ) Deadline Monday Noon FAX: 674-5008 Phone: 674-5041 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Houseboat with AC, heat, gas stove,
new refrigerator, tv, bed, surround
sound stereo, detachable floating
dock, great shape, $7500 firm. Call
850-237-2523 or 850-528-6458.
Brand new boat for sale, G3, 14 ft,
20 HP Yamaha, depth finder, trailer,
trailer, $5,000 firm. Call 850-237-
2523 or 850-528-6458.
CARS & TRUCKS
1979 Ford F-100 custom SWB
truck, 351 M engine, chrome wheels,
new tires, runs good, looks good,
$1800. Call 76208136.
2004 Ford F-150, 5.4L, V-8, 60,000
highway miles, 4 dr. crew cab, 4 WD,
power everything, sunroof, leather
interior, sprayed in bedliner, running
boards, towing package, two tone
paint (dark green with tan around
bottom), many more extras,
$17,000. Call 850-447-0118.
Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom on
John F. Bailey Road, SR 20 W,
Blountstown. $85 to $145 weekly.
Deposit required. All utilities includ-
ed. NO PETS. Also RV for rent.
Mobile home for rent 2 bedroom,
2 bath with covered decks in
Clarksville off Hwy 287-A.
$400/month. Call 643 9193 or 643-
2 bedroom mobile home, nice loca-
tion near school. in Bristol. Call 674-
8317 or 643-7569.
2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home for
rent, located six miles north of
Blountstown on Hwy. 69 north.
has an immediate
opening for a home'
health aide in the
Interim is also
looking for RN's and
LPN's with pediatric
or stop by
4306 Fifth Ave.
Dec. 3, 10
Water, sewer, and
pets. Call 643-8934.
RV trailers $75 $80 week, most
utilities furnished; 2 bdr. trailers
when available. Call 674-4011.
Kdrosene heater, will heat 4 rooms,
$125; round glass table, 42" with
gold legs, $70. Call 674-3264.
1984 Honda Shadow VT 700c,
runs good, new paint job, $1200
OBO. Call 674-1740 leave mes-
2004 Honda CBR 1000RR, black,
8,000 miles, good condition, $4500.
Oak display cabinet with glass
shelves, $95.00; antique wicker set-
tee and chair, $125.00. Call 674-
Melville Clark upright piano,
1960's/70;s model, oak, sounds
great, needs tuning, excellent condi-
tion, $500. Call 447-1882.
Brand new saddle, never rode,
dark leather, black suede seat. Call
for information, 447-0438.
Pageant dress, worn once, pur-
ple/violet color, sequins all over,
beautiful dress. Call for price and
more information, 447-0438.
FREE CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
Beautiful 2 month old Bulldog mix
puppies. 5 female, 1 male. Very,
very cute. Also one eight month old
Bulldog. Call 674-2007 after 5 p.m.
Earn 50%, Starter Kit only $10
Call today: (850) 570-1499
Make $1,000 to $5,000 monthly
with your own carpet cleaning busi-
ness, at a very low cost. Thousands
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Blountstown, FL 32424
Equal Housing Opportunity
are joining. Must mention code
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED. No
CDL? No Problem! $900 weekly.
Home weekends with TMC.
Company endorsed CDL Training.
HOUSE FOR SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath home for sale
on 10 acres in Clarksville. It has a
Franklin wood burning stove,
heat/air, water purification system,
large pantry room, large screened
porch across length of house. Lots
of storage area. Big barn, variety of
fruit trees. Call 643-7593 or 643-
7955 for information/appointment.
FOR SALE OR
New 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in
Blountstown. No pets. References
required. $95,000 or $1,000 deposit,
$650 month rent. Call 762-8185.
3 bedroom, 2 bath doublewide, 3
miles north on Hwy. 71, Blountstown.
$42,500 or $1,000 deposit, $600
month. Rent to own option with 10%
down, $650 month. Call 762-8185.
PETS FOR SALE,
Boxer puppies for sale, both par-
ents on premises. Ready December
5th. Males, $350; females, $300.
Good markings, adorable. Call 674-
3 bedroom, 2 bath home for sale
on 10 acres in Clarksville. It has a
Franklin wood burning stove,
The Seed of Faith
Is Going Out of Business by the
End of December
On Hwy. 71 and Chipola Road South of Blountstown
Open Friday & Saturday 10:00 until 2:00
Affordable homes built on your land.
Call for Current Promotions (334) 678-8401
lubilecbuildcrs.com 6885 US I wy 231 South Dothan, Alabama 36301
BEST DEAL IN THE TRI.STATE AREA!
SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM! W.A.C
: (850) 526-5254 Res: (850) 74 62-367922
heat/air, water purification system,
large pantry room, large screened
porch across length of house. Lots
of storage area. Big barn, variety of
fruit trees. Call 643-7593 or 643L-
7955 for information/appointment.
25 acres in northeast Missouri.
Excellent hunting property, $55,000.
*PAINTING OR JUST NAME IT!
Large yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m.
until at 22683 NW State Road 73,
(top of 10 Mile Creek), Clarksville.
Lots of toys, new clothes, scrubs,
household items and more. Call
Wanda at 674-5179 for more info.
Garage sale Saturday, 7 a.m. until
at 12153 SW County Road 275, Abe
Springs Community. Lots of chil-
dren's items, toys, clothes. Moving.
Lots of items must go. Don't miss
Yard sale Saturday, 7 a.m. until at
17598 NW Church St., Blountstown.
Baby clothes, play pen, double
stroller, baby toys, junior and adult
women's clothes, other misc. items.
Multi family yard sale Saturday, 9
a.m. until at 20739 SE Sherry Ave.,
Blountstown. Dresser mirror, exer-
cise machine, clothes, toys, knick
knacks, crafts, and misc items. Call
Multi family yard sale Saturday at
on Hwy. 69N at Elijah Morris Road
behind the Christian Home Freewill
Baptist Church, 7:30 a.m. until.
Christmas items, girl junior clothes,
men's clothes, house wares, appli-
ances, file cabinet, bar stool, electri-
cal outlets, painting supplies and
other misc. items. Call 674-8628.
Yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m. until at
Hwy. 74, 1/4 miles north of Carr
School in Clarksville. Many new and
used items. Hot chocolate will be
Christmas Toy Sale Saturday, 7
a.m. until 10 a.m. Take Hwy. 69 N
from Blountstown to left on John G.
Bryant Road, at 1/2 mile to left on
Woodmont Road. Follow the signs
to the second two-story home on the
right. Play Station I, Barbie dolls,
board games, children's books,
stuffed animals, and a vast assort-
ment of toys. Call 674-2668 for more
Free Estimates -^
Call Chris Nissleyp
IN HOME TELEPHONE
REPLACE OLD LINES
INSTALL NEW JACKS
RUN CAT 5 WIRE
M&W Self Storage
7 Days A Week Service
5x10...$20 Per Month
10xI0...$35 Per Month
10x20...$70 Per Month
10x25...$90 Per Month
***NO DEPOSIT "*
CALL 762-8807 OR 762-9555
A UTO HOME LIFE
For A Friendly Quote Call
603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL
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07 HYUNDAI ACCENT 2 DR. HATCHBACK, #N9323001 .
05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #9104649 . . .
06 DODGE Stratus SXT ... . .. ...
06 CHEVY COBALT COUPE #9535001 . . . .
07 FORD F-150 Reg. Cab, #9113001 . . . ..
06 CHEVY AVEO #9204434 . . . . . . .
04 NISSAN XTERRA XE #N9004647 . . . . .
04 BUICK LASABRE Custom, #9412001 .......
06 SATURN ION #N9004651 . . . ..... . .
04 CADILLAC DEVILLE #9104603 . . . . .
05 FORD MUSTANG #9585001 .. . . .. . .
06 NISSAN SENTRA Special Edition #N9527001 ... .
08 CHEVY HHR #9004662 . . . . . . ..
08 CHEVY COBALT Great Gas Mileage, Several To Choose
03 CHEVY SILVERADO X-Cab, #9104494 ......
04 LINCOLN TOWN CAR SIGNATURE, #9004648 .
05 BUICK LESABRE Custom, #9403001 ........
04 FORD RANGER XLT X-Cab, 4X4 #9104660 ....
08 CHEVY COBALT #9004659 ............
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04 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMTED #8793001 . . . . . . .$14,696
07 NISSAN VERSA SL #N9004644 .................... .$15,041
08 NISSAN SENTRA 20#N9004637 . . . . . . . . . $15,078
08 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #9004654 .......... .......$15,526
06 NISSAN ALTIMA 25S #N904001 ......... .........$15,962
07 HONDA ACCORD SE #N9004656 ....................S $16,494
06 NISSAN ALTIMA 3.5 SE #N9004650 ................. $16,517
05 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL #9104607 . . . . .... $16,716
07 BUICK LACROSSE #9004645 ......................$18,071
07 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER #N9004556 .................. .$18,750
07 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4X4 #N9004655 . . . . . .S$18,848
06 NISSAN MURANO S #N9004657 . . . . . . . . .$18,888
05 NISSAN MAXIMA SL #N9004653 . . . . ...... .$19,963
05 CADILLAC DEVILLE #9004658 .................... .$20,038
07 NISSAN QUEST SL #N9004666 .................... .$20,278
07 DODGE CHARGER SXT #9004536 .................. .$20,782
08 TOYOTA TACOMA PRE RUNNER SR5 V6, double Cab, N9357001 .$21,994
04 CHEVY 2500 HD DURAMAX Crew cab, #9204609 ......... .$22,480
Plus Tax, Tag,Title And P&H.
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RAL Ml IL ^OR (850) 482-3051
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4204 WEST LAFAYETTE STREET MARIANNA, FL
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