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The County record
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County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
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Blountstown, Fla
Wallace B. Finlay
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Description based on: Vol. 46, no. 13 (Dec. 12, 1952).

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010 104th Year, No. 14 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) Serving Blountstown and Calhoun County Since 1907 RIVER FORECAST A AP P A A L L A A C C H H I I C C O O L L A AR RI I V V E E R RDec. 1...8PM... 2 2 . 8 8 ' Dec. 3...8PM... 2 2 . 5 5 ' Dec. 5...6AM... 2 2 . 1 1 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!CRIMEBurglary suspect nabbedB B Y Y K K E E L L L L I I P P E E A A C C O O C C K K D D U U N N N N N N e e w w s s E E d d i i t t o o r rOne man has been arrested and warrants have been issued for two juveniles following a burglary at a Blountstown residence. Kristopher Dean Lee Honrine, 19, has been charged with armed burglary and grand theft in the case. The teenagers involved are not being named due to their ages. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, a homeowner arrived at his CR 275 South residence the night of Nov. 18 to discover 16 rifles and shotguns, two pistols, and ammunition had been stolen, along with two dirt bikes, a laptop computer, an XBox 360, a Nintendo Wii, and a 160 piece tool set. Dep. Nick Keller, Inv. Michael Bryant, Major Roman Wood, Capt. Ken Futch, and Sgt. Mark Mallory all worked the case. When processing the scene, they discovered the family’s rat terrier dog a short distance from the home and suspect the dog may have followed the culprits as they left the residence. Serial numbers from the stolen guns were entered into a law enforcement database and a “hit” from Leon County was received the day after the burglary. An investigator with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office advised he responded to a Tallahassee home earlier in the day following complaints about a firearm being discharged. Honrine and two juveniles were found at the residence with several firearms. At the time of the call, the guns were not in the system, so the investigator didn’t know they were stolen. Once they were entered and the “hits” came in, Calhoun County authorities contacted the Leon County investigator who returned to the home and seized the weapons, along with Honrine who was questioned by Inv. Mallory.  APPLIANCES  PAINT  LUMBER  BUILDING MATERIALS  TOOLS  FLOOR COVERING & MORE WALDORFF A CE H ARDWAR E 25615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA. 762-3228 Your C hoice 3 P c Wre n ch & Pl ier S e t or P ro Plast ic T oo l B o x $ 9 99 DINE IN OR CARRY OUT 19838 SR 20 West Blountstown, FL 674-3838 CROWD PLEAAZER One Specialty Pizza AND One Pizza With Two Toppings M e d i um $1 6 .99 La r ge ...$1 8 .99 X t r a La r ge ...$20.99 WALDORFFTOLEADCHRISTMASPARADETwo parades, arts fest, movie, run, & Settlement Christmas this weekend!HOLIDAY CELEBRATION B B Y Y K K R R I I S S T T Y Y T T E E R R R R Y Y , C C H H A A M M B B E E R R O O F F C C O O M M M M E E R R C C E E E E X X E E C C U U T T I I V V E E D D I I R R E E C C T T O O R R The Christmas season is kicking off in Calhoun County Dec. 3-4 with a variety of activities the whole family is sure to enjoy. Here is a lineup of all weekend events: MILK AND COOKIES WITH SANTA – Join Santa Claus for milk and cookies Thursday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at the M & B Train Depot Museum. Kids will be able to enjoy free cookies with Santa as they share their wish list. Photos will be available. DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING is set for 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Magnolia Square. Christmas carols will be heard from miles around as the City of Blountstown lights the gigantic tree on the square. City Hall – 850/674-5488. MOVIE ON THE SQUARE a free event sponsored by Blountstown Main Street, will follow the tree lighting on Friday night at Magnolia Square. The new version of the old classic “A Christmas Carol” will be presented on the big screen. The movie is free, along with popcorn and koolaid. Other refreshments will be available for a small fee. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and join the fun at Magnolia Square! JINGLE BELL RUN Bells ringing, people laughing, and lots of fun are just some of the reasons that you need to register for the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Friday, December 3 at 7p.m. The race will begin downtown at Magnolia Square. The cost of the 5k is $16 and $12 for the 1 Mile Fun Run. The entry fee includes a long-sleeve t-shirt and jingle bells. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure that you receive a t-shirt and jingle bells prior to the race. Proceeds will go to Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Junior Honor Society at Blountstown Middle School. Registration forms and money are due by November 20, 2010 to guarantee a t-shirt by the event. Registration forms are available at Blountstown Middle School or on the BMS website. Contact Marie Castaneda at 6748234 or 643-7453 if you have any questions. CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE FESTIVAL Held at Magnolia Square, the local Eastern Star will be hosting Christmas on the Square from 9B B Y Y K K E E L L L L I I P P E E A A C C O O C C K K D D U U N N N N N N e e w w s s E E d d i i t t o o r rABlountstown man was arrested Sunday night for allegedly displaying a gun at a motorist. Jeremy Proctor, 18, has been charged with aggravated assault. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, a motorist told Dep. Scotty Norris and Sgt. Jared Nichols he was traveling on SR71 North near John F. Bailey Road when he passed Proctor. He alleged Proctor begin closing in on him rapidly and shining his lights from bright to dim, as if he wanted him to pull over. The motorist pulled off the road and Proctor passed him at a low rate of speed. The motorist pulled back onto the roadway behind Proctor. He then alleged Proctor reached into the backseat, retrieved a handgun and displayed it in the back glass. The motorist backed off and called the Sheriff’s Office, noting that the vehicle had turned onto Jim Godwin Road. Proctor was located at a residence and denied having any weapons in his vehicle. His grandfather, who owned the vehicle, spoke with authorities and it was confirmed that a .22 caliber revolver was in the vehicle and matched the description of the one the motorist said Proctor displayed. Proctor then admitted to retrieving the gun and holding it to the back glass. He was booked into the Calhoun County Jail.ARRESTRoad rage? Man flashes gun at another motorist H HO O N N R R I I N N E E P PR R O O C C T T O O R RCITY ISSUESState says BPD chief has to retireBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorThe Blountstown City Council and Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel recently debated whether or not Kimbrel had to retire next month. This week, we find out what state officials say about the matter. As reported in last week’s edition, Chief Kimbrel decided five years ago to retire and signed an agreement with the DROP Florida’s deferred retirement program, setting his five year retirement date at that time. Upon retirement, he receives a lump sum, plus monthly retirement payments. However, he told the Council at a special meeting last month he has changed his mind about retiring and wants to stay on as chief. The Council learned that the City will be penalized $34,000 if they allow Kimbrel to continue in his post after his Jan. 31 retirement date, unless the City agrees to wait six months to hire him back.See B B P P D D C C H H I I E E F F page 2 See B B U U R R G G L L A A R R Y Y page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE P P A A P P A A ' S S F F I I N N E E S S T T S S Y Y R R U U P P was cooking at the Pioneer Settlement Saturday. Check out the highlights on page 4. A A C C R R A A S S H H O O N N S S R R 7 7 1 1 caused a power outage the night before Thanksgiving. Check out the story on page 11. Parade Grand Marshal, Maxie WaldorffMaxie Waldorff of Altha will be leading the parades this weekend as grand marshal. For decades, Waldorff has been giving of his time to help improve Calhoun County and he was named Citizen of the Year back in February. When the old airport was three feet under water, Waldorff led the effort to relocate it to the Industrial Park where it is today. A fearless leader, Waldorff even sky dived at age 70 during the grand opening of the new airport! Over the years, he has secured millions in funding for this project. Watch for Maxie in Saturday's parades! Parade Route AlteredTypically, the Blountstown Christmas parade travels from BHS up Main Street, turning left onto Central, then right at the Calhoun County Courthouse onto River Street. However, this year, the parade will NOT be turning at the courthouse due to safety concerns at that intersection. Instead, the parade will turn next to Wakulla Bank onto Cayson Street to disband. Participants should take Cayson to North Pear, then travel back to Evans Avenue and disband behind BHS.See C C H H R R I I S S T T M M A A S S E E V V E E N N T T S S page 2


Apostle G.B. Sheard and the Prayer Chainers Mission of God Drum Masters will present a musical concert on December 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Blountstown High School Auditorium. The theme will be "Drumming through the Holidays". For $2 per person you can spread sweet notes of music by the instrument of your choice so come play a little or a lot for Jesus. For more information, contact Apostle Sheard at 674-8683 or the church at 674-5548 or Micah Martin at 447-1254. a.m. until after the Christmas parade on Saturday. The event will feature all sorts of food, arts, crafts, and items perfect for your holiday gift giving. Barbara Ellison – 850/762-4081. CHRISTMAS PARADES Altha parade at 1 p.m. and the second in Blountstown at 5 p.m. The theme this year is “Rock & Roll Christmas”. Line up for the Altha parade will be behind Altha Public School. Entries MUST be in place absolutely no later than 12:30 P .M. Line up for the Blountstown parade will be at Blountstown High School. If you would like for your entry to be judged, line up at 3:30 P .M. behind the BHS Field House in the stadium parking area. Judging will begin at 4:00 P .M. and the winners will be presented ribbons at 4:30 P.M. Non-judged entries should line up at 4:00 P .M. Attendants will direct participants to correct locations. 850/6744519 or or get all information from CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT THE PANHANDLE PIONEER SETTLEMENT is set to follow the Blountstown parade and last until 9 p.m. The event will feature tours of the cabins, a variety of treats, hayrides, storytelling, a puppet show, marshmallow roast, and carols. 850/674-2777 or Honrine reportedly stated one of two teens with him had knowledge of guns and dirt bikes at the CR275 home and they decided to burglarize it. He said he served as a lookout while the two teens took the items from inside the home. Honrine said he put some gas they stole from a boat on the property in their vehicle. Honrine stated they traded one of the dirt bikes, four guns and the gaming consoles to someone in Havana for a go-cart, pistol and $10 in cash before heading to the home in Tallahassee. They began shooting the guns shortly after daylight, leading to the complaint call. Honrine led authorities to the man in Havana and the guns, dirt bike and game systems were recovered. They headed to the Tallahassee home where one of the teen’s parents had noticed some freshly disturbed ground near their residence where eight guns were found. Honrine was booked into the Calhoun County Jail Nov. 22. Warrants have been issued for the juveniles.The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 2 2 DONTLET FLAVOREDTOBACCO TRAPOURKIDS. Get involved:Calhoun County Tobacco Free Partnership 850-674-5645 Ext. 236 December 3rd 10 am til 6 pm Merle Norman 17932 Main St. N Hwy. 71 Next to Harvey's, Blountstown, FL 850-674-9191 C C R R I I M M E E B B R R I I E E F F S SAltha couple arrested for shake and bake' meth labB B Y Y K K E E L L L L I I P P E E A A C C O O C C K K D D U U N N N N N N e e w w s s E E d d i i t t o o r rAn Altha couple was arrested in the early morning hours Wednesday after the makings of a meth lab were found in their bedroom. Kevin Hansford, 27, and his wife, Shantel Hansford, 23, were both charged with manufacture of meth. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Kevin’s father called authorities around 3 a.m. He said he was watching television when he heard what he believed was a bottle shaking, smelled a strange odor coming from his son’s bedroom, then opened the door to discover Kevin handing something to Shantel who attempted to hide the item under a blanket. It turned out to be a reaction vessel a 20 ounce plastic bottle used in a “shake and bake” meth lab. The bottle was half full, but Kevin denied they were manufacturing drugs. Inv. Mark Mallory, Dep. Eddie Dalton and Dep. Scotty Norris arrived. Kevin reportedly became aggressive and was taken into custody. Shantel told authorities Kevin had an earlier altercation with someone and wanted to “set them up” and that was the reason for the lab. Investigators discovered a set of digital scales, coffee filters, and other items used in the manufacture process. Both were booked into the Calhoun County Jail and released after posting bond. K KE E V V I I N NH HA A N N S S F F O O R R D DS SH H A A N N T T E E L LH HA A N N S S F F O O R R D DLiberty Co. man jailed for stealing refrigerator, stoveB B Y Y K K E E L L L L I I P P E E A A C C O O C C K K D D U U N N N N N N e e w w s s E E d d i i t t o o r r A Liberty County man was arrested Nov. 23 on grand theft charges for allegedly stealing appliances from a trailer park and selling them to a recycling company. According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Donald Allen, 26, is accused of being one of three individuals who removed a refrigerator and stove from two lots at Duggars’ Trailer Park back in October. The appliances were in a pile sold to Whitfield Recycling that included a generator frame and gas tank that appeared to match an earlier report of items taken from the same trailer park. Allen told authorities he and two juveniles removed the stove and refrigerator after a “lady in lot 2” gave him permission, however, he admitted to knowing she didn’t own the trailer park. The Florida Department of Management Services has given their legal opinion on the matter after city officials wanted answers. “You inquired about whether a member participating in the DROP has a right to continue employment after participating in the program for 60 calendar months. The answer is no,” stated Elizabeth R. Stevens, Assistant General Counsel, noting that DROP participants sign a binding letter of resignation establishing a deferred termination date and must remain unemployed for at least six months. “Allowing a member to continue past his or her DROP termination date may subject the city to liability,” Stevens noted, adding, “If a member fails to terminate as defined in Section 121.021(39) after the member’s DROP participation ends, not only will the member be required to repay the DROP contributions to the FRS [Florida Retirement System], but the city will be liable for the difference between the amount of DROP contributions and the contributions due to the FRS for the member’s class of membership, plus interest.” At the beginning of the meeting on the matter last month, Mayor Winston Deason stressed, “We’re not trying to put him out of work, he retired.”BPDChief continued Burglary Christmas events cont'd S S U U B B S S C C R R I I B B E E T T O O D D A A Y Y ! C C a a l l l l 6 6 7 7 4 4 5 5 0 0 4 4 1 1 Happy 4th Birthday, Bryson Fleck!Bryson Fleck will celebrate his 4th birthday on Dec. 3. He is the son of Robbie and Lynn Fleck of Bristol. His grandparents include Robert and Sharon Turner, Janet Trickey Pooser of Altha and Steve and Caroline Fleck of Boynton Beach. Bryson has one sister, Kalynn. CARS REFRIGERATORS ALUMINUM COPPER Recycling of Northwest Florida We will pick up & pay same price you get at the junk yards G as prices are high ... We can help you out !! 850-899-0527 850-326-3240 Drum Masters concert


Blountstown Main Street will host the 5th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Friday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT. This year’s Tour of Homes features four of the most stunning homes in Calhoun County. The first stop on the tour is Calhoun-Liberty Hospital where the lobby will be filled with a variety of holiday treats. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each for adults, $5 for students, and pre-schoolers will be free. A map to the homes will be provided. After picking up your tickets, tour the houses at your own pace and in any order. Homes on the tour include the residence of Dr. Todd and Christal McClellan located on Roy Golden Road; the home of J. and Eileen Hatch on Sherry Avenue; the home of Ray and Allyson Howell on Dr. M.W. Eldridge Road off Hwy. 69-A; and the home of Kevin and Shalene Grover on Hwy. 69-A. Please join us for this fifth annual holiday tradition of meeting, greeting, and eating! All proceeds will go to Blountstown Main Street to benefit downtown revitalization projects.The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3 City of Blountstown Thursday, December 2 6:30 9:00 P.M Milk & Cookies with Santa Blountstown M&B Depot Free Event for the Kids. Pictures will be available for fee. Kids, bring your letters to mail to Santa. Friday, December 3 5:30 PM Christmas Tree Lighting 6:00 PM Blountstown Main Street Movie on the Square A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey Drinks & Snacks on Sale 7:00 PM Jingle Bell Run Saturday, December 4 8:00 AM 2:00 PM Eastern Star Christmas On the Square 5:00 PM Blountstown Christmas Parade 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Christmas Celebration at the Pioneer Settlement We Look Forward to Seeing You at these events! City o f Blountstown I mportant N umbers City Hall  674-5488 After Hours City Utilities  674-5987 Call Before You Dig  811 Non Emergency Blountstown Police Dept. 674-5987 Many More Great Savings Storewide Gift Wrapping Available Christmas Layaway Christmas Tour of Homes set for Friday, Dec. 10thThe home of Ray and Allyson Howell is one of four featured on the tour. Love, Art & War' exhibitThe Blountstown Public Library has come alive with the unusual and creative arts of Suella McMillan! Her large collection, Love, Art, & War, is filling up the nooks and crannies between book shelves. Come by and take a stroll through her world of deep emotions....she likes for you to please touch the canvas! This display was featured in the Library's recent ARTS Event which was in honor of Veterans Day. The staff of the Calhoun County Libraries would like to invite you to join them for delicious cookies and nice warm apple cider on Saturday, December 4, from 9:30 am to closing. You are welcome to tour the library to experience the many benefits which are offered to Calhoun County and adjacent communities. Santa's elves will be giving all school age children a book to take home with them. Everyone mark your calendar for the following days to enjoy a great time at the libraries. Kinard Park Public Library will hold their open house on Sunday, December 20.Santa's elves will give out books at library open house


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Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424 $21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties $26.00 Elsewhere Robert A. Turner Publisher/Editor/Advertising Sharon Turner Bookkeeper/Circulation Kelli Peacock....News Editor Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has never missed an issue.The County Record The Voice of Calhoun County Since 1907 CALHOUN & LIBERTY COUNTYSHERIFF'S LOGC C A A L L H H O O U U N N C C O O U U N N T T Y Y N N o o v v . 2 2 2 2 : : Christopher Honrine, armed burglary, grand theft N N o o v v . 2 2 3 3 : : Candace Smith, failure to appear N N o o v v . 2 2 4 4 : : Kevin Hansford, manufacture of meth; Shantel Hansford, manufacture of meth; Matthew Woods, state VOP N N o o v v . 2 2 8 8 : : Jeremy Proctor, aggravated assault L L I I B B E E R R T T Y Y C C O O U U N N T T Y Y N N o o v v . 2 2 2 2 : : Jason Broxton, in for court N N o o v v . 2 2 3 3 : : Candace Smith, holding for Calhoun; Clarissa Pouncy, holding for Calhoun; Donald Allen, grand theft N No o v v . 2 2 5 5 : : Greg Pierce, resisting arrest without violence N N o o v v . 2 2 9 9 : : Charles Allen Swearington, petit theftT T h h e e a a b b o o v v e e i i n n d d i i v v i i d d u u a a l l s s w w e e r r e e b b o o o o k k e e d d i i n n t t o o t t h h e e C C a a l l h h o o u u n n o o r r L L i i b b e e r r t t y y C C o o u u n n t t y y J J a a i i l l o o v v e e r r t t h h e e p p a a s s t t w w e e e e k k . A A l l t t h h o o uu g g h h t t h h e e y y h h a a v v e e b b e e e e n n c c h h a a r r g g e e d d w w i i t t h h a a c c r r i i m m e e , t t h h e e y y a a r r e e c c o o n n s s i i d d e e r r e e d d i i n n n n o o c c e e n n t t u u n n t t i i l l p p r r o o v v e e n n g g u u i i l l t t y y . Syrup Making Time at the Settlement A time honored tradition was celebrated at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Farm in Blountstown Saturday at the Annual Syrup Making Day. Cane was harvested and the mill was running with a fresh batch of syrup in the enormous pot. And there was plenty of pickin' and grinnin' to add to the fun! LETTERCounty attorney responds to the at-large voting issueDear Editor, This letter is written in response to the article featured in your paper regarding “at large elections” in Calhoun County and the lawsuit filed by James Pruette in Federal Court seeking to mandate at large elections in Calhoun County. Mr. Pruette appeared before the Board with an ultimatum. The ultimatum was that the either the County Commission order a return to “at large elections” or else he was going to file suit the next day to require it. The Board, acting on advice of counsel, declined to follow his edict, but did attempt to open a dialogue regarding the issue. Rather than continue the dialogue, Mr. Pruette filed his suit the following week in Federal Court. A motion to dismiss the claim of Mr. Pruette was timely filed. The complaint and the motion to dismiss are public records and available, should you chose to access them. As was discussed at the County Commission meeting, to order “at large elections” would fly in the face of an existing final judgment entered by the same court in which Mr. Pruette filed his claim. It is not as simple as ordering “at large elections”. In order to avoid a contempt charge and avoid the sanctions of undefendable attorney fees claims, relief from the prior judgment must be obtained, prior to any attempt to revert to at large elections. The process to obtain the relief from the judgment is costly, involving the retention of expert witnesses and the addition of federal civil rights counsel. In the event the claim is not successful, the payment of the costs and fees of the opposing party will likely be in the six figure range. It is also easy to envision the costsSee LETTER page 6


The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 COUNTRY LUNCH SERVED DAILY, 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 2:30 P.M. Hwy. 20, Bristol  643-2264 RESTAURANT The DINE IN with tea & salad . . . . . TO GO drink not included . . . . with salad . . . . . . . . . . $ 7 99 $ 7 99 $ 8 99 + Tax + Tax + Tax 12” Chocolate Chip Cookie Plain $12.50  with nuts or decorated $15 WHOLE CAKES & PIES AVAILABLE In A Panic! Holiday's Coming!! House's A Mess Not Decorated Having A Party! Don't get your knickers in an uproar Call Crystal's Home Services for a Crystal Clean House from top to bottom Can do those decorations inside and out Dinner Party or Party Setups Serve and Cleanup For information on these services or to schedule an estimate or an appt. Call Crystal (850)209-9149 or (850)674-4683 References Available We’ve Got Tires for All Seasons...  TRUCKS  CARS  HEAVY EQUIPMENT See Us For Professional  Wheel Balancing  Oil Changes & More Hw. 20 West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-8784 MV#5496 Yahtzi and Soleil McAlpine would like to wish their parents a happy one year anniversary! Trevor and Shanna McAlpine were married one year ago on October 2, 2009. Trevor is the son of the late Mike and Annette McAlpine, both of Bainbridge, Ga. Trevor is an accomplished machinest employed with Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City. Shanna McAlpine is the daughter of Jerry and Vickey Harmon, both of Blountstown. Shanna is currently taking a break from school to be at home with Yahtzi and Soleil. The couple celebrated their anniversary with a nice dinner in Panama City ALONE and afterwards headed to downtown Panama City to attend Oktoberfest. It's been a long road traveled, but well worth it. Ps. 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.Trevor and Shanna McAlpineMcAlpines celebrate one year anniversaryJAH TURNS "1"!! Caizden "Jah" Ja'Shier-Lee Wilson will be celebrating his first birthday on Wednesday, December 1st. He is the son of Chris and Melissa Wilson. His grandparents are Prophetess Nela and Don Wilson, Curtis Sims, Kenneth and Christina Simmons, and Myles Brown. His great grandparents are paternal grandmother Cecilia Davis and maternal grandfather Rev. Elijah Henderson. Jah loves aggravating his sisters, Mya and Jada, going to granny's and g-daddy's house, going to his church, Prayer Chainers Mission of God, and Apostle Sheard clapping his hands and stomping his feet. Jah enjoys watching the Florida Gators play football at Aunt Pam's, spending the day with Granny Cricket, and talking on the phone with Tee-Tee Lynne and Aunt Kilda. Caizden will celebrate with a John Deere party on December 4th at Sam Atkins Park at 1 p.m. CT. All family and friends are invited. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AIDEN!! Aiden Durham Layne, son of Eric and Shann Layne celebrated his 3rd birthday on November 27th. Grandparents are Raymond and Mary Layne of Blountsown, Rickey and Shelly Stafford of Bristol and Cammie and George Gonzalez of N. Ogden, UT. Great grandparents are Alice Layne of Blountstown, Pot and Jeane Shuler of Bristol and Darleen Peddie of Hosford. Aiden enjoys playing with his brother, Blace, and all his cousins, hunting with this Gan-Gan and MeMe and riding the golf cart with Papa's MeMe. Happy Birthday, First Lady Linda Hogans!From your husband, Elder James Hogans, family and grandchildren. We love you. May God bless you with many more! Love always LOOK WHO GOD HAS BLESSED TO BE "100" YEARS OLD!! Rev. Elijah Henderson December 25, 2010 Come and join us in our holy celebration to Rev. Henderson on his 100th birthday at the Veteran's Memorial Civic Center on Hwy. 12 South in Bristol. All family and friends are welcome to have a holy ghost time on December 19th at 6:30 p.m. CT. Dinner will be served and gifts are requested.Love you, all your children and grandchildren Happy 3rd Birthday! Arabella Leanne Lamb celebrated her 3rd birthday on November 23rd. She is the daughter of Richard and Amanda Lamb of Altha. Her grandparents include Willard and Annette Edenfield of Altha, Ronnie and Maria Lamb of Bristol, and the late Rebecca Collins of Blountstown. Her great Grandparents include Thomas and Nancy Foster of Altha, Kate and the late Gordon Edenfield of Altha, and Jeanette and the late Earl Lamb of Tavares. Arabella celebrated with a Strawberry Shortcake party with her family and friends. Bella enjoys playing with her little sister, Addi, singing, dancing, making arts and crafts with her mama, and building stuff with her daddy. BRAG SHOP SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 674-5041We want to express our appreciation to James Woods, our City Manager, and to his staff and crew at City Hall, for their quick response to our request of having 'no-parking' zones painted by our Pear Street crosswalk. Our children and youth ministries are growing, especially on Wednesday evenings; and during VBS we easily have 200 people crossing Pear St. back and forth; so anything to ensure the safety of our children is greatly appreciated! First Baptist Staff Message of Thanks


The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6 Call Garry Futch 850-272-6233 Remember the 2010 Blountstown Tigers’ District Championship Season $15 Each for Youth XL $18 Each for XXL XXXXL Evaluations at First Baptist Church Sat., Nov. 27 -9 am to 11 am Thurs., Dec. 2 -4 pm to 6 pm Sat., Dec. 4 -9 am to 11 am Thurs., Dec. 9 -4 pm to 6 pm  Coaches’ Meeting Dec. 9 -6 pm to 7 pm  $45 Per Child for basketball or cheerleading  Shorts or turtlenecks optional  Skills Camp at First Baptist: Tues., Dec. 15 and Thurs., Dec. 16 --5 pm to 6 pm  First game of six-week season Sat.., Jan. 15  Awards Celebration, Sat. Feb. 19 Please stop by First Baptist Mon-Fri between 8 am and 3:30 pm Call 674-5923 for more information or Marshall at 899-5491 Look what’s in at the Co-Op In Blountstown 18453 M ain S t N o r th Blountstown F L  674 8194 Early Shipment of F RU I T TREE S  A pples  P ea c hes  P ea r s  P lu m s $ 17.95 5 Gal. W e A lso H a v e ....  Figs  Persimmon  Pomegranate  Blueberry Bushes  Blackberries  Muscadine and more Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Whaleyfor the county’s attorney and expert fees will also be in the six figure range. Based upon conversations with those involved in the same matter in Liberty County over two decades ago, the Plaintiff’s attorney fees and costs were in excess of $1,000,000.00. Had Liberty County failed, they would have been bankrupt. The reasons why Liberty County was successful originally would make a great law review article, but can be summed up in two reasons. First, during the time the matter was pending, two minority candidates were elected under the at large system and second, the minority population in Liberty County was not sufficiently large and compact enough to form a successful single member block. Neither of those factors exists in Calhoun County and would likely spell the death knell of any attempt to obtain relief from the existing judgment. In these troubling economic times for citizens and local governments alike, it seems the Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners took the prudent track to avoid the cost and expense of a Don Quixotesque attempt to seek relief from the existing federal court order. Rather than being subjected to ridicule, they should be applauded for their foresight and their stewardship of taxpayers’ funds. H. Matthew Fuqua County Attorney for Calhoun County Board of County CommissionersLetter to the Editor continued Shiitake mushrooms are growing; What is Beef Checkoff Program?BY JUDY LUDLOW, DIRECTOR, AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES AGENT“My Shiitake Mushrooms Are Growing!” What in the world are Shiitake mushrooms and why are you so excited they’re growing? Shiitake mushrooms are native to China and Japan and have been cultivated for over 1,000 years. They are a wood rooting fungus (mushroom) that grows on a wide variety of hardwood trees. They are considered a gourmet delicacy and are a billion dollar industry in Asia! Growing shiitake mushrooms can provide a specialty product for small farmers and enthusiasts alike, either for alternative income or consumption. They are not difficult to grow, but a few key steps must be followed carefully to harvest a good crop. The rainy cold fronts that pass through our area in the fall will generally induce the mushrooms to sprout, and it may take 2 to 8 days before mushrooms are ready to be picked. The Calhoun County Extension Office will be offering workshops this winter on how to grow this delicacy. The mushrooms pictured here were “planted” last January, and they have sprouted just in time for Holiday feasts! Please call the Extension office for more information, or if you would like to be added to our mailing list. What is The Beef Checkoff Program? The Beef Checkoff Program increases profit opportunities for producers by keeping beef top of mind with consumers and purveyors, and by working to ensure a wholesome, quality beef-eating experience every time. Congress created the Beef Promotion and Research Act, the “Beef Checkoff Program,” with passage of the 1985 Farm Bill. Producers approved making the Beef Checkoff Program mandatory in 1988, with 79 percent voting in favor of it. Producers asked that the checkoff program be built on these tenets: • All producers and importers pay the equivalent of $1/head each and every time a beef animal is sold throughout its lifetime. • One-half of the money collected by state beef councils — 50 cents of every dollar — is invested through the beef council in each state. • All national checkofffunded programs are budgeted and evaluated by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, a stand-alone organization of checkoff-paying producer volunteers. • Cattlemen’s Beef Board producer members are nominated by producer organizations in their states and appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Did you know the people responsible for making decisions about the use of checkoff dollars at both the state and national levels are producer volunteers? In fact, the process for representation, by law, is designed to make sure that producers are responsible for directing, reviewing and approving how, when and where their checkoff dollars are invested to help build beef demand. These checkoff dollars are invested in promotion, research, consumer information, industry information, and foreign marketing. If you are a beef producer and want more information, contact the Florida Beef Council, Producer Communications Florida Beef Council, P.O. Box 421929, Kissimmee, FL 34742-1929, Phone: (407) 846-4557, Website: and The Beef Checkoff Program, The Calhoun County Extension Service is part of the statewide Extension Service of the University of Florida, and is a partnership between county, state, and federal governments. Its mission is to provide service and education in agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development, to help us improve our lives, communities, and environment. If you have any questions, please call us at 850-6748323, visit us at 20816 Central Ave East, Blountstown, or visit our website at University of Florida “The Foundation for the Gator Nation” an Equal Opportunity Institution. These Shiitake mushrooms sprouted right after a late October cold front passed through our area. G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ? E E m m a a i i l l u u s s !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t H H u u n n t t i i n n g g N N e e w w s s Bennett bags a 10 pt. buckTate Bennett, 13, bagged a 10 point buck on Thanksgiving Day while hunting with his Dad, Kerby, and big brother, Cody. This was Tate's first buck. What a way to start!Way to go, Tate!! Dad, Mom & Cody USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Tim Manning reminds producers that signup for the Crop Assistance Program (CAP) ends Dec. 9, 2010. CAP provides up to $550 million in disaster assistance to producers of rice, upland cotton, soybeans and sweet potatoes that suffered losses because of excessive moisture or related conditions in 2009. Payments will be made available to producers of eligible crops that received Secretarial disaster designations due to excessive moisture or related conditions in 2009. A list of eligible disaster counties for CAP is located at http://disaster.fsa. Producers of eligible crops on farms in disaster counties who certify to a 5 percent or greater crop loss in 2009 due to excessive moisture or related conditions will receive a payment based on a predetermined payment rate times the planted acres of the crop. Per acre payment rates will be prorated by FSA in order to keep payments within available funds for the program. Producers will initially receive 75 percent or their CAP payment and once sign up is complete they will receive up to an additional 25 percent. Payment rates for the eligible crops are: Long grain rice – $31.93 per acre; Medium or short grain rice – $52.46 per acre; Upland Cotton – $17.70 per acre; Soybeans – $15.62 per acre; Sweet potatoes – $155.41 per acre. The general eligibility provisions, payment limits and adjusted gross income limits that apply to FSA programs apply to CAP For more information, visit a local FSA county office or now for crop assistance


The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 Carters Law Enforcement 2868 High wa y 71 N ort h, P.O. B o x 1583 M ar i anna Fl or id a 32447 850-526-4205 F a x 850-526-5226 D C B e l t B u c k l es (ID Requ i re d ) Buy Where the Professionals Buy. It’s Got to be the Best When Their Lives Depend On It. Nylon Holsters too! Comforta b l e Du t y B oots Rocky Ridge Thurogood F rom $ 3 9 9 5 LE AT H ER HO L ST ER S Great selection in stock S n i p er S co p es With Illuminated Crosshairs and Laser and a Lifetime Guarantee ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG & TITLE. PICTURES FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY. SEE DEALER FOR FULL DETAILS.YEAR ENDCELEBRATION MSPR$35,225 Bay Ford Discount -$3,226 FMCRebates -$3,000 NOW...$28,999Auto, V8, Aluminum Wheels, Stock#10C0112010 Mustang GT MSPR$23,270 Bay Ford Discount -$1,500 FMCRebates -$3,500 NOW...$18,270Regular Cab, V8, Auto, Cruise, AM/ FM/CD, Towing pkg. 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Stk # PH0540$17,499 4x4, V8, XLT, Bedliner, Sliding Window, Tow Pkg. Stk #PH05368$17,988LS, V8, Loaded, Leather, 36k miles Stk #PH0538 $12,988 2007 Ford Taurus SE$8,950 Moonroom, LS, V8, Leather, 45k miles Stk #PH0539 V6, PW, PL, PS, AM/ FM/CD, 50k miles Stk #P1171A2006 Mercury Grand Marquis Take it to the hoop! That's right, Upward evaluations continue Thurs., Dec. 2 from 4pm to 6pm and Sat., Dec. 4 from 9am to 11am. Our final sign-ups will be Thurs., Dec. 9, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Boys and girls, grades 1 through 6, are invited to join us for a season of fun, friendship, team-building and personal growth in basketball or cheerleading. Cost is $45 with shorts or turtleneck optional. Call 674-5923 for more information. BHS travels to LCHS on FridayThe Tiger basketball team, shown here in a recent game, has a couple road trips before finally playing on their home court. The Tigers headed to East Gadsden on Tuesday (details unavailable at press time). They will take on Liberty County Friday night at LCHS with game time at 5 for J.V. and 7 for varsity. The first home game of the season is set for Monday, Dec. 6, when BHS hosts Franklin County. J.V. plays at 6, followed by varsity at 7:30.PHOTOS BY JASON DUNNSelected ninth-grade students in Calhoun County who are eligible for free and reduced lunch or who meet the income eligibility guidelines have an opportunity to earn a scholarship from the Take Stock in Children scholarship program. Take Stock in Children helps high potential, low-income children stay in school, earn a high school diploma, graduate from college, and enter into the workforce. The selected student receives: (1) a college scholarship, (2) a mentor to provide motivation, support, and tutoring, (3) continuous monitoring and intervention services to support the student’s educational achievements, and (4) college and career counseling. The students in this comprehensive program sign performance contracts agreeing to get good grades, exhibit positive behavior, demonstrate a willingness to work with their mentor, and remain drug and crime free. Students who adhere to their contracts receive their four year college scholarships. Students applying to this program must meet strict financial and academic criteria to be selected. Ninth grade students in Calhoun County must meet the following criteria to be considered for the scholarship: 1. GPA of 2.75 or higher 2. FCAT Level 3 or higher in reading and math 3. Qualify for free or reduced lunch 4. Excellent attendance 5. Excellent behavior Parents of the student also sign the contract, promising to be involved with their children’s academic achievement and supportive of their chosen paths. If your child meets the qualifications for this scholarship opportunity, contact Sandra Waller at Blountstown High School or Charlene Yon at Altha Public School to obtain an application. Completed applications must be received and receipted by Mrs. Sandra Waller or Mrs. Charlene Yon no later than 3:15 on Dec. 16, 2010. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. If youFreshmen can apply now for the Take Stock' scholarshipSee TAKE STOCK page 11The BHS girls basketball team started their season with one win and one loss. The loss was at the hands of rival Liberty County with a score of 3634. Leading the Tigers in scoring was Selena Williams with 11 points. Alexis Speights and Chelsea Baker followed with six a piece. Baker also had 10 rebounds. The win was against the Wewa Gators, 49-25. Jackie Dudley led in scoring with 12 points, followed by Williams with 10 and Baker with eight points and eight rebounds. “This year’s team is well balanced in scoring and senior leadership,” says Coach Delano Reed. “These girls play well together so come out and enjoy an exciting game of basketball.” The Lady Tigers host South Walton Friday with J.V. at 5 and varsity at 6:30. Alumni ladies will be taking the court at halftime during some of the games this season. Call Coach Reed at 674-6876, 6436400 or Coach White at 643-7776 if you’d like to participate.Lady Tigers 1-1; will host South Walton Friday nightUpward Basketball evaluations set


The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 8 8 Vote For and Elect Clifford Jackson for City Council Ward 1 I t s ti me for so me c h an ge s in our City G o ve rn me nt The w ast e ful s pe ndin g n ee ds to sto p in ord e r for utility rat e s to be lo we r e d The pe o p l e e l e ct e d to s e r ve on your City Council s h ould h a ve r e s pe ct and conc e rn for all citi ze ns W e s h ould n eve r for ge t t h at t h is is your city and we ar e only your p u b lic s e r v ants A s your City Council we n ee d to do m or e list e nin g and l e ss talkin g. I f I a m e l e ct e d to s e r ve as your City Council m an I p ro m is e to w ork h ard for you and our city Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Clifford Jackson for Blountstown City Councilman Ward 1 800.247.8420 JACKSON FARM NO W O PE N UP ICK TOMATO E S Bring Your Own Bucket Shady Grove Road, Grand Ridge O pen 7 Days A W eek  C all 592 5579 Bring Your O wn Bucket Dec. 31 is the last day of MEDICARE’s ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD w he n yo u ca n j oi n o r s w itch to a Medica r e P r esc r i p tio n D rug Pla n If you enroll in a new plan fro m No v 1 5 th through Dec. 31 your co v erage b egins J an. 1 Christ m as for E v eryone We Have New Gift Items for Everyone on Your List! 17324 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL 674-4557BY JOAN ALDERMANWhen I first learned about the Appalachian Train, I said, "That's what I want to do!" This must have been in the early 1970's. Well, I had to retire and then wait for two more years before I actually walked a little on the trail. I researched on the computer and found out that there was a club in Georgia that one could join and get experience and help. There were three requirements: A prospective member had to take an organized hike, go to a club orientation, and work on the trail. My cousin, Ottie, and I went on a hike on August 22, 2009. It was listed as a leisurely hike for beginners. About thirty minutes into the hike, I thought I would die. I was at the tail end with the guy who was supposed to keep the group from losing people. I would have to talk a little and rest. Everybody else was waiting at the top of the mountain for us. Since they were all rested, we hit the trail again. Now Ottie, she was right up near the front. But, I told her I had fifty more pounds to pick up with every stop I took. There was another hiker that took up the tail end before it was over. I ended up behind Ottie, who was behind the leader when we got to the end of the trail at Blood Mountain store. Another hiker said the leader, Doug Haas, who had replaced the origin leader, was known for his fast pace. He looked around at me as we were going up that last climb, and he said, "I see you found your third wind." We had walked across two mountains and down the side of one. On one particular steep, I looked up, and a woman was camel walking up a slick rock face. I did the same. As a child, I called it camel walking when you walked with your hands on the ground and your butt stuck up in the air. The woman in the picture was the one who was camel walking. The walk ended up being around six miles in all, and it took us around six hours. We added an extra mile when we walked to Raven Cliff and back before we started the real hike. The view at Raven was beautiful. I knew I was in trouble when our leader pointed to where we were going My daughter-in-law was the next person to help me become a member. We went to Dunwoody library on the outskirts of Atlanta. We drove right through the middle of Atlanta in a driving rain storm. I white knuckled through Atlanta at forty miles an hours. I squinched up and gripped the wheel until my muscles were like fat lighter. When we left to come home the next day, we got lost in the part of Atlanta where all the houses look like vast hotels. I didn't know that people actually lived like that. You see it on T.V., but television is fantasy. When you see it in real life, you think, "Where's the depressed economy?" The final person to help me become a member was Mary Burch. I hitched to my little Scamp trailer, and we camped outside of Dahlonega, Georgia. I met a group of club members at a restaurant in Dahlonega, and we went up on the trail and worked moving a campground from the creek side to a place up the mountain. While I was up on the trail, Mary enjoyed the art and wine tasting festival in Dahlonega. I got the notice this month that I am finally a member of the GATC (Georgia Appalachian Trail Club). It has taken the best part of three years. Now, I need to walk some more and work some more. I thank the three people who helped me satisfy part of what's on my bucket list. Joan Alderman shares her Appalachian Trail adventureJoan (left) and her cousin, Ottie, on the hike. The GFWC Blountstown Woman's Club had their November 18th business and 'brown bag' luncheon meeting at the W.T. Civic Center. President, Jessie Mae Price, presided. The Devotional, a collection of thoughts about Friendship, was delivered by Connie Williford, after which she led the Invocation. The lunch period commenced with Jo Johnson, Jeannette Johnson, and Helen Maloy served as Hostesses. Delicious toasted coconut cake, toasted mixed nuts, and colorful and healthy sliced fruit -apples and oranges -rounded out the special snacks. Table decor followed the Fall theme with a Thanksgiving motif on plates and napkins. Karen McClendon, Program Chairman for the day, provided an outstanding Conservation program, along with her knowledgeable husband, Travis. Wildflowers, butterflies, bees, wild insects, pollination all were subjects of the stimulating discussion by this professional team. An exhibit table with bouquets of local flowers, various reading materials about the subject at hand was available for members to browse over. An informative and well done audio visual presentation rounded out the very special program. Those present were appreciative and thoroughly enjoyed learning some things not known before about their state and its richness plant wise. The business portion of the meeting continued. Priority on the agenda was the December 9th meeting, which would be the occasion for each member to exhibit personally made arts, crafts, and/or photography projects. Each item would be judged by an outside art critic, and those in winner place would then be chapter entries at the annual District meeting in February, 2011. Blountstown Woman's Club will host that special gathering of all northern Florida GFWC Woman Club chapters. Also pertinent, with the advent of the holiday season, was the chapter's donation list. Senior Center, the Ministry, Take Stock in Children, the local scholarship program were but a few of those who would be on the agenda for giving.Woman's Club learns about conservation; meeting Dec. 9The City of Blountstown is looking for volunteers willing to help make our community a better place. There are some openings on important citizen committees, and we have a few volunteer jobs for individuals looking to do some community service. The Committees are the Citizen Advisory Task Force, Historic Preservation Committee, and Planning Board. The Citizen Advisory Task Force has the duties to look at grant opportunities to determine the feasibility and fundability of ideas being considered for future projects. This group often gets a first look at what might be for the City. The Historic Preservation Committee is a group charged with the responsibility of preserving and show casing our community heritage. This group also makes recommendations regarding our historic collections and buildings. The Planning Board has the responsibility to hear planning issues and review the planning documents and make recommendations on any changes that might need to be made. This group sets the long range view of what the City of Blountstown can look like in twenty years. The City of Blountstown has the need for some volunteers to serve in areas throughout the City. The following list is not all inclusive. If you have an idea about volunteering for the City contact the City Manger and discuss it. Depot Volunteers One such area of service would require only the talent of meeting and greeting the public at the Blountstown M&B Railroad Depot. These Volunteers would staff the Depot so that the public could come out and see the valuable historic treasures in the City’s collection. Knowledge of the rich history of the area would be an added benefit for our visitors. When we were able to staff the Museum we had a large number of visitors stop and look at the depot’s exhibits and Train. Trail and Garden Volunteers The City of Blountstown could use some specialized volunteer help with the City Trail System and the Flowers planted in Parks and around city buildings throughout the City of Blountstown. Volunteers would be asked to help prune or provide direction of labor to maintain vibrant flower, shrub and tree growth in the City parks, and around the City facilities. Identify problems and suggest fixes to make a showcase of the valuable resources. Volunteers on the Trail System would be charged with the Duty of identifying invasive plant species and making them for removal, coordinating the removal with staff. They would also mark species for protection and long term growth on the trail system, and make suggestions for plantings that would enhance the beauty along the trail. Website Volunteer The City of Blountstown would like to find a volunteer, who would like to work with staff to build a new more interactive website for the City of Blountstown and help maintain that site. The City needs an individual who is knowledgeable with the field and can make recommendations and work to build the site, get it online and then provide the support to maintain the site. City of Blountstown is seeking some volunteersThe 3rd Annual Scotts Ferry Redneck Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 11th. Lineup is at 4:00 p.m. on Iola Road with the parade beginning at 4:30 p.m. Each entry in the parade is asked to donate a child's toy or game. Entries are invited to the home of Robert and Diane Long after the parade for hotdogs, drinks, hot chocolate and baked goods. In case of rain, the parade will be the following afternoon (Sunday, December 12th at the same time).Redneck Christmas parade is Dec. 11 Pet of the WeekOur pet of the week at Partners for Pets is Dixie. She is a baby Bull Terrier mix with a brown and brindle coat, playful and cute, along with her siblings. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. 3 p.m., and on Saturday, 8 a.m. 1:00 p.m. It is located at 4011 Maintenance Dr., in Marianna. Please call 4824570 for more information or you may visit


Blountstown Middle School presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the last century, the high spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curley, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their rollicking courtship. Although the path to true love seldom runs smooth, with these two headstrong characters holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in make a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new stat provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA. OKLAHOMA! will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the BHS Auditorium. Show time is 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 students and $5 adults. Directors Janet Edewaard and Angel Spurling invite the community to come and experience one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s greatest collaborations! HOBY Ambassador The 2010 HOBY ambassador for BHS has been selected. 10th grader, Karah Beaver will have the distinction of representing Blountstown High School at this year’s HOBY Leadership Seminar in Tallahassee. 10th grader Chelsey Weiler was selected as alternate. The HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) is the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organization and every year over 9,000 deserving high school sophomores from across the country are chosen to participate in HOBY Leadership Seminars. HOBY has proven to be an educational, life-changing experience that provides leadership skill development with a strong focus on community service and we congratulate Karah and Chelsey for being selected. Calendar of Events Thursday, Dec. 2nd, Girls Basketball, Away at Sneads @ 6:00; Boys Basketball, Away at East Gadsden @ 5:00/6:30 Friday, Dec. 3rd, Girls Basketball, Home against South Walton @ 5:00/6:30; Boys Basketball, Away at Liberty @ 5:00/7:00 Monday, Dec. 6th, Boys Basketball, Home against Franklin County @ 6:00/7:30 Tuesday, Dec. 7th, Girls Basketball, Away at Vernon @ 4:30; Boys Basketball, Away at Vernon @ 6:00/7:30The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 9 9 Oklahoma! Blountstown Middle School presents Thursday, December 2nd at the BHS Auditorium Show time is 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3.00 students and $5.00 adults. Directors Janet Edewaard and Angel Spurling invite the community to come and experience one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's greatest collaborations! Blountstown Middle School presents NORTH POLE M U S ICAL Tuesday, December 7th BHS Auditorium 6:30 p.m. Admission: $3.00 Students & $5.00 Adults Streetlights make our roadways and sidewalks safer for vehicles and pedestrians. An outdoor light on your property can provide a sense of security and keep you from fumbling for your keys in the dark. Light Out? We need to know.Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative P. O. Box 8370 • Southport, FL 32409 1-800-568-3667  www.gcec.comTo Report a Malfunctioning or Inoperative Outdoor Light:West Florida Electric Cooperative P. O. Box 127  Graceville, FL 32440 BlountstownHigh School News Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Waller, is shown with the HOBY winner, Karah Beaver (right) and alternate, Chelsey Weiler (left).Sophomore Karah Beaver is HOBY ambassador for BHS “Walk Your Child to School” is set for Wednesday, December 8, from 7 to 8 a.m., sponsored by the Blountstown Police Department and FL Dept. of Transportation. All Blountstown Middle School students are invited to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Adults should park on the grassy area behind the student pick-up area and walk students around the softball field and to school as directed by police officers. Participating students will receive a backpack and water bottle upon completion.BMS Walk Your Child to School' is Dec. 8Calendar Thursday, 12/2 -MS BB vs.Tolar 3:30 p.m.; JV/V BB vs. Poplar Springs 5:30/7 p.m.; County Wide Spelling Bee Friday, 12/3 -MS BB vs. Hosford 3:30 p.m.; JV/V BB vs. Malone 5:30/7 p.m.; GW Showcase @ Altha Gym 2 p.m. Monday, 12/6 -MS/JV/V BB @ Wewa 4:15/6/7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 12/7 -JV/V BB vs. Famu 4/6:30 p.m.; GW @ Arnold Mosley 3:30 p.m.; FCCLA Comp. Events Wednesday, 12/8 -MS BB vs. Franklin County 3:45 p.m. Friday, 12/10 -V BB @ John Paul II 6 p.m.; FCA Breakfast Hosted by Victory Hill @ Altha First Baptist Church Altha FCA breakfast is Dec. 10 at First Baptist S S U U B B S S C C R R I I B B E E T T O O D D A A Y Y !Oklahoma!' on BHS stage Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Sarah Liffick and Heather Yoder play the roles of Aunt Eller and Laurey.


Auditions are underway for the 400th Anniversary of the North Pole Musical, and everyone is in a panic! The dancing reindeer are “hoofin’ it”, but don’t know what to do with Rudolph and his 4 left hooves. The elves are tired of always getting the short end of the stick, and are singin’ the blues. The snowmen are “chillin” but worried about the funky hot lights, and the toys are trying to do the entire “nutcracker Suite” in 3 minutes! Come and see how Santa and his team solve the “backstage” problems with THE NORTH POLE MUSICAL! The lead cast members are SANTA: Hayes Strawn, MRS. CLAUS: Braicee Dietz, RUDOLPH: Cole Stevens, DANCER: Bianca Martinez, PRANCER: Alex Phillips, andCRYSTAL SNOWFLAKE: Courtney Shuler. Show date is Tuesday, December 7th at the BHS Auditorium, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3.00 students, $5.00 adults. A total of 23 cast members from the 6th Grade Chorus of Blountstown Middle School are waiting to dazzle you with NORTH POLE MUSICAL! Members of the Calhoun-Liberty Writers Guild were busy at the Blountstown Public Library Nov. 20 brainstorming for their 'Recipe Storybook' that's in the works! Participants include (back row, from left) Wendy Phillips, Connie Williford, Anna Layton, Deborah Powers, Darlene Earhart, Carolyn Panek, (front row) J.K. Newsome, Nancy Newsome, and Tasheeta Boyd.JULIA L. O’BRYAN Mrs. Julia L. O’Bryan, 74, of Altha, FL, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2010, at her home. Julia was born on October 14, 1936, in Altha and had lived back in Altha since 1992 coming from West Palm Beach, FL. Julia worked in banking loan department for over 20 years. She was a member of the Blountstown United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Woman and served as a officer. Julia was preceded in death by he husband, Billy Ray O’Bryan, Sr. Survivors include a son, Billy Ray O’Bryan, Jr., of Altha; daughters, Linda Gail Hulsey of Dallas, GA, and Patricia Ann Rose of Sebring, FL; brothers, William Fant of Marianna, FL, and Eugene Fant of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; sister, Dollie Mercer, Carolyn Anemos, and Thelma Fant, all of Marianna, and Lillian Bramblet and Jennie Stricker of Altha, and Karen Blackburn of Blountstown, FL; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 30, at 11 am (CST) at the Blountstown United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Jines officiating. Interment will follow in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). JASON SULEWSKI Jason Sulewski, 23, of Tallahassee, FL, and a former resident of Blountstown, FL, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on November 19, 2010. Jason was born on November 26, 1986, and had lived in Blountstown for most of his life. He was employed at One Stop Career Center in Blountstown for almost four years. Survivors include his wife, Amber Sulewski, of Tallahassee, FL; his mother, Bonnie Sulewski, of Blountstown; two sisters, Audra Lynn Munoz of Toledo, OH, and Michelle Scroggins of Madison, FL; three brothers, Jeremiah Sulewski of Jacksonville, FL, Micah Sulewski of Monroe, NC, and Joshua Sulewski of Monticello, FL; and maternal grandfather, Tom Arft of Haines City, FL. Jason will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. There will be no public services. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266).The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 Church DirectoryFor Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 Meaningful Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 AM Exciting Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Bible Study & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM Pastor David Throckmorton Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20 and Main Street in BlountstownFirst Baptist Church Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Blountstown First Assembly of God Churc h Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...5:00 PM Wednesday Service...7:00 PM Pastor, Shelton Kindig Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street Blountstown, FL 850-674-4331 St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church 16345 SE River Street, Blountstown, FL DR. C.L. WILSON, PASTOR 850-674-8716 "We Minister To Needs Without Magnifying Faults" Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Prayer and Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 PM General Mission & Brotherhood 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 AM Blountstown United Methodist Church Located on Hwy 20 directly across from Sub-Way & McDonalds Wednesday Bible Study...9:00 AM Sunday School...9:45 AM Sunday Worship...11:00 AM Telephone: 674-8254 Email: Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB on PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD FAMILY DENTISTRY 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEP HO NE : (850)643-5417 ADAMS FUNER A L HO M E 674-5449 643-5410 A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director You and your family benefit from pre-planning. Pre-planning guarantees your individual wishes will be carried out, spares your family from making decisions at a difficult time, ensures peace of mind that specific details have been taken care of, eliminates the factor of indecision experienced by many grieving families, and allows your family to focus on comforting one another during their time of need. Decide on preplanningƒfor your familys sake. O O B B I I T T U U A A R R I I E E S S Arts & Happenings at the Calhoun County Public Library The Blountstown Public Library was full of creative expression as youth enjoyed the Library and recent "Saturday Express" class! Outrageous Hat Designers are pictured above, from left: Cheyenne Eubanks, Nina Boyd, Cheyenne Shiver, and Nellie Eubanks. Shown at right, Fiber Arts Hand Weavers include, from left: Alex Odom, Nina Boyd, and Adriana Odom. Writers Guild Saturday Express Portrait Commission of PEYTON by Charles Carman Pierce.The Cultural Arts Division of the Blountstown Public Library invites you to join us for a birthday celebration in honor of portraiture artist Charles Carman Pierce. He will be in the Heritage Room Saturday, December 11th, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. giving the public a live sketching demonstration of his astounding creative talent. His "on the spot" sketches, of you or a loved one (10 years old to adult), will help raise funds for the Library's ARTS Series Events....a great holiday gift plus you will be SUPPORTING THE ARTS! Stop by for birthday cake and see a real pro in action!On-the-spot sketches part of portraiture's birthday event set for Dec. 11BMS presents North Pole Musical' on Tuesday nightFlorida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. The program’s local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents’ concerns. Special training and certification is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents -who often have no one else to advocate for them -are encouraged to call toll-free (888) 831-0404 or visit the program’s Web site at are sought to help protect elderly BLOUNTSTOWN PRODUCE Across From the Courthouse in Blountstown  674-8709 Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Fraser Fir 6’-8’ $24.99-$40.00 Hurry While Supplies Last! G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ?E E m m a a i i l l u u s s !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t


Legal NoticeO R D I N A N C E N O T I C E IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following Ordinance No.2010-07 of the City of Blountstown.AN ORDINANCE TO BE ENTITLED: AN ORDINANCE TO BE ENTITLED:AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 40, ARTICLE V, SECTION 40-202 OF THE BLOUNTSTOWN CITY –CODE;SETTING FORTH BASE RATE, CHANGES FOR ELECTRICAL SERVICE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES;SETTING FORTH DEPOSITS REQUIRED FOR ELECTRICAL SERVICE;SETTING FORTH RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR METER BASES, SECURITY LIGHTING AND CONNECTIONS;SETTING FORTH RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL SERVICES; REPEALING CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES;AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. SHALL BE PRESENTED to the City Council, City of Blountstown, for second and final adoption at the Regular City Council Meeting to be held Tuesday, the 14th day of December 2010 at 6:00 the City Council Meeting Room at 17262 NW Angle Street, Blountstown, FL 32424. This ordinance shall become effective upon final passage as provided by law. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS desiring to be heard on the adoption of the aforesaid Ordinance No.2010-07 are cordially invited to be in attendance at this meeting. COPIES OF THIS ORDINANCE in its entirety may be obtained at City Hall, 20591 Central Avenue West, Blountstown, Florida 32424 between the working hours of M-F, 7:00A.M.To 4:00P.M. BY:R.W.Deason, Mayor Attest:J ames A.Woods, City Manager Legal NoticeI N V I T A T I O N T O B I D O N 4 7 5 5 A C R E S O F C L E A R C U T T I M B E R Notice is hereby given that sealed bid proposals for 47.55 acres of clear cut timber to be SOLD will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Calhoun County, Florida until 12:00 P.M.CT), on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, for and on behalf of Calhoun County, Florida.Bids will be publicly opened and read at 2:00 P.M.(CT), on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, or as soon as practical on that date. The west one quarter of section 14, township 1 north, range 9 west, lying south of Magnolia Church Road containing approximately 47.55 acres. 200 ft x 1320 ft adjacent to Magnolia Church Road must be completely cut by February 1, 2010.The remainder must be completed by March 1, 2011. Bidders must show in their bid the per ton price for each category. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, the bidder’s name, address and what the bid is for:“Sale of Timber.” General liability insurance in the amount $1 million and proof of workman’s compensation must be provided prior to the Notice to Proceed being issued. Payment must be made weekly. Address all bids to the Board of County Commissioners, Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Room 130, Blountstown, Florida 32424. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all bids in whole or in part with just cause, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Calhoun County. Bid packets may be picked up at Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Room 130, Blountstown, Florida, FL 32424.If you have any questions, please call Maxie Waldroff at (850) 209-3229.Legal NoticeP U B L I C M E E T I N G O F T H E C I T Y O F B L O U N T S T O W N F L O R I D A C A N V A S S I N G B O A R D A N D C A N V A S S I N G O F T H E A B S E N T E E A N D P R O V I S I O N A L B A L L O T S A N D M A N U A L A U D I T F O R T H E D E C E M B E R 7 2 0 1 0 S P E C I A L R U N O F F E L E C T I O N The City of Blountstown Canvassing Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, to canvass absentee and provisional ballots for the December 7, 2010 Special Runoff Election.This meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Office in the basement of the Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Room G-10, Blountstown, Florida. Sealed absentee ballots for the Special Runoff Election received prior to 3:30 p.m. on December 7, 2010 will be available for public inspection in the Supervisor of Elections Office from 3:30 p.m.until the Canvassing Board convenes at 5:30 p.m. Immediately afterward those absentee ballots will be opened and processed, but not tabulated.Tabulation of all absentee ballots will not begin until after 7 p.m.on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.Any ballots received between 5:30 p.m.and 7 p.m.on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, will be available for public inspection until opened. Those wishing to inspect absentee ballots received during that time period must be present.Shortly after receipt, those ballots will be opened and processed, but not tabulated. Pursuant to Section 101.68(2)(c)2, Florida Statutes, if any elector or candidate present believes that an absentee ballot is illegal due to a defect apparent on the voter’s certificate, he or she may, at any time before the ballot is removed from the envelope, file with the Canvassing Board a protest against the canvass of that ballot, specifying the precinct, the ballot, and the reason he or she believes the ballot to be illegal.A challenge based upon a defect in the voter’s certificate may not be accepted after the ballot has been removed from the mailing envelope. The City of Blountstown Canvassing Board will reconvene at 7 p.m.on December 7, 2010 to canvass precinct returns and provisional ballots. Prior to adjourning on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, the City of Blountstown Canvassing Board will determine the date and time for conducting a manual audit of the voting system for this election.The date and time of the public audit will be announced at that time. It may become necessary for the City of Blountstown Canvassing Board to reconvene to canvass absentee ballots after December 7, 2010.If so, the time and date will be posted at the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections Office and announced at the conclusion of the December 7, 2010 meeting. In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings are open to the public. Note:Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any decision by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. WINSTON DEASON, MAYOR CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDALegal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T O F T H E 1 4 t h J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T O F F L O R I D A I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y CASE #:2010-CA-000264 DIVISION: UNC: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, Plaintiff, -vsIris Rose Irvin;Unknown Tenants in Possession #1;Unknown Tenants in Possession #2;If living, and all Unknown Tenants claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Tenants may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or other Claimants Defendant(s). N O T I C E O F A C T I O N F O R E C L O S U R E P R O C E E D I N G S P R O P E R T Y TO:Iris Rose Irvin:ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:16130 Northwest Hummingbird Way, Blountstown, FL 32424 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s);and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Calhoun County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36 AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 320.87 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREE 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 57.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 327.59 FEET;THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 385.00 FEET;THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 104.98;THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 04 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 7.97 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 30.11 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 7.61 FEET;THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 188.82 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 385.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LANDS FOR EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: HUMMINGBIRD WAY A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36 AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 290.87 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 861.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 36.78 FEET;THENCE NORTH 77 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 30,76 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 31 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 338.35 FEET TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO.20 (100 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY);THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 01 SECOND WEST ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, A DISTANCE OF 62.89 FEET;THENCE NORTH 31 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 349.56 FEET TO THE THE POINT OF BEGINNING. WHIPPOORWILL COURT A PARCEL OF LAND LYING INT HE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36 AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 290.87 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 861.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 36.78 FEET;THENCE NORTH 77 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 30,76 FEET;THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 36 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 408.08 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 60 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 355.00 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 06 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 46 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 60.35 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 30 FOOT WIDE NON-EXCLUSIVE PERPETUAL EASEMENT OF INGRESS, EGRESS, AND UTILITIES DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH RANGE 9 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 36, A DISTANCE OF 320.87 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF L ANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 186 AT PAGES 89 AND 90 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID C OUNTY;THENCE 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 240.00 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING.FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 385.00 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 355.00 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 346.66 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 49 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 46.65 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 275.07 FEET; THENCE SOUTH DEGREES 23 MINUTES 36 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 23.08 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 26 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 330.09 FEET TO THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD NO.20 (100 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY);THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 34 MINUTES O1 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY, A DISTANCE OF 30.50 FEET;THENCE NORTH 26 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 331.24 FEET;THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 292.02 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 231, AT PAGE 309, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY;THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET;THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 365.87 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.CONTAINING 0.96 ACRE, MORE OR LESS. more commonly known as 16130 Northwest Hummingbird Way, Blountstown, FL 32424. THIS action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately there after;otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 22nd day of November, 2010. RUTH ATTAWAY CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURTSThe County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 Start the new year with Digital TV**and leave your big cable bill behind. 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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Stephen Lamar Ford was stopped on SR71 waiting on southbound traffic to pass so he could turn left into the Calhoun County Agriculture Industrial Park. Willie Watson approached behind him in a semi owned by R& S Excavation of Hosford. Watson failed to see Ford stopped in front of him and could not bring the truck to a stop in time to avoid striking the rear of Ford’s vehicle. He swerved to the right onto the east shoulder where the right side of his truck struck a utility pole. The load of logs he was hauling shifted and caused the truck to overturn onto it’s right side. Watson was cited for careless driving. The accident was investigated by Trooper Wes Harsey.Log truck hits power pole, overturns on 71have questions or need assistance, please contact Barbara Hathaway at the Calhoun County Superintendent’s Office at 6745927, ext. 21. This scholarship is funded by local donations and fundraisers and assisted with state matched funds. 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Altha native Jesse Earle Bowden, novelist, historian, Pensacola News Journal editor emeritus and author of “Chipola Moon Rising” will sign his West Florida books and speak on “Writing Regional history and Panhandle folklore” at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. “Chipola Moon Rising” is his latest collection of fictional stories, a fifth in a series of books centered on his own Chipola River Country in the 1930s and 1940s. Bowden has turned Panhandle and Calhoun County history and smalltown folklore into “Look and Tremble: a Novel of West Florida,” “When You Reach September,” now in a Florida Classic edition; ” Embrace an Autumnal Heart” and the West Florida Classic edition of “Always the Rivers Flow.” His latest book features seven lengthy stories he calls “a landscape in narrative.” Bowden continues his fictional portrait of Chipola Country by painting “a dynamic mosaic of forbidden passionate love, murder, family tragedy and the enslaving brutality of the sun-baked turpentine woods..” The title story “Chipola Moon Rising, ” details the scandalous romance between a Ring Jaw high school student and his beautiful teacher Raven Rubaker in 1945. The plot covers the lovers’ long, lingering memories for 50 years apart and the fiftieth school class reunion hastening anticipation of re-igniting the love affair. “After more than 50 years of writing and teaching writing, I hope to reflect on the value of turning true stories to fiction," Bowden said. "I've written five hardback books centered on life in Chipola Country, the outpouring of the son of an Altha merchant who ran a store for 50 years.” Bowden, also a News Journal editorial cartoonist, illustrated the books with pen-and-ink drawings, and compiled more than 40 years if his News Journal editorial cartoons and caricatures from the 1950s to the 1990s, in “Drawing From an Editor’s Life.” Among his 12 books is a pictorial history, “Pensacola: Florida’s First Place City” now in a second printing. Bowden writes a Saturday Opinion page column and still draws a Sunday editorial cartoon for the News Journal. He was a news Journal editor for 44 years, including 31 as editor-in-chief. The son of the late Jesse Walden Bowden, an Altha merchant, Earle has been honored as Father of Gulf Islands National Seashore for his editorial campaign to establish the national park and serves as president of West Florida Historic Preservation, a foundation connected to the University of West Florida. Carl Wernicke, opinion editor of the Pensacola News Journal says of “Chipola Moon Rising.,” “J. Earle Bowden has distilled the history of Northwest Florida that is his first love into the kind of fiction that is history’s first cousin. Good historical fiction tells more about the people and their lives than any academic history. This volume is a shot of straight Chipola River Valley history. Drink deep.”The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR SPECIAL RATES ON THESE SPACES CALL 674-5041 Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation Serving This Area For 31 Years Full Time Office and Sales Department 20567 NW Depot Avenue BLOUNTSTOWN, FL W W W H H H A A A L L L E E E Y Y Y850-674-4777 Lic.#RM0044558Well Drilling Mike Purvis, Owner LICENSED DRILLERS SALES & REPAIRS 674-8942 CAPPS AND REFRIGERATION Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units, Ice Machines & Cold Storage HWY. 20 WEST -BLOUNTSTOWN, FLA............. 674-8538 George White, Owner/Operator CERTIFIED MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR CMC1249448 € #ER0002898 € #MV-21777 GOODMAN MANITOWOC Ice Machines HOSHIZAKI Ice Machines SERVING THIS AREA SINCE 1962 WHITE'S AIR CONDITIONING, INC "No Job Too Big or Small" CONCRETE WORK LANDSCAPING PRESSURE CLEANING CERAMIC TILE SEAMLESS GUTTERS PAINTING SCREEN ENCLOSURES 850-674-8092 Cell: 573-0616 Williams Home ImprovementsServing Calhoun County Since 1990 NO MONEY UP FRONT PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES Res. 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They will be joined by professional dancers from Dance Alive National Ballet of Gainesville, FL. The performance will be the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Annika Milligan, daughter of Joe and Kim Milligan of Blountstown, will dance the lead role of Clara. Other dancers of The Bristol Ballet School will perform as snowflakes, flowers, Chinese, Arabian, Spanish, reed flute, magical doll, soldiers, mice, ginger children, and angels. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling Bonita Deck at 643-9808. The Nutcracker' to be performed December 12 G G o o t t N N e e w w s s ? ? E E m m a a i i l l u u s s !n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t


A u t o s 1998 Nissan, 4 dr., 1.6 liter car, 31.5 mpg on highway and long trips.Trustworthy cold a/c and very hot heat. Well maintained, $3,000. Must see to appreciate.Call 674-8523 after 5 p.m.8F o r R e n t 2 bedroom trailers for rent. Garbage service, laundrymat available.Call 6744011 after 5:00 p.m. Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom on John F.Bailey Road, SR 20 W, Blountstown.$100 to $145 weekly.Deposit required. All utilities included.NO PETS.Also RV for rent. Call 674-7616 or 850-2146203, leave message and will return call.Closed Sunday’s & Monday’s. RV trailers for rent. Furnished water, electricity, lawn service, garbage, mail service, and laundrymat service available.$85.00 $100.00 weekly.Couples or singles only.NO pets.Call 674-4011.F o r S a l e Happy Jack Liquivic: Recognized safe & effective against hook & roundworms by US Center for Veterinary Medicine.ALTHA FARMERS COOP (762-8749). 212 John Deer mower, runs good, $500.Call 850447-4407. Hitachi tv, 65”progressive scan, ultra vision digital, Pro Logic Dolby sound, $350 firm.Call 850-447-4407. Wheelchair, walker, 2 cans, all for $ condition, one year old.Call 674-1861. Twin size mattress, good condition.$50.Call 4471531, ask for Lori. Corner computer desk/table.Solid natural oak wood, excellent condition, $150.Call 237-1525. Toolbox off of a 2008 2500 HD, low profile, 2 years old $125 firm.Call 545-4922. 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle.Red, white and black.Has been lowered and new windshield, 6,000 miles.$5,000 OBO.Call 850-693-0615. Electric wheel chair, good running condition with charger, $400.Call 6748710. 8N Ford tractor with rebuilt lift.Call 762-8205. Hospital bed in great condition.Call 447-4647. Toys, games, books, drum set, quitars, skateboard, push scooter.Call 7624777. Fixable old player piano. Free but you must pick up. Call 674-8997.H i r i n g Hiring Locally This Week Liberty National Life Insurance Company Full Training Provided Potential of $60K+ Annually.401K, BCBS Insurance & Pension for those who Qualify.Call 1-800-257-5500 to set up an interview.P e t s / L i v e s t o c k Six month old pretty Billy. Call 762-8205. Boston Terrier puppies, CKC registered, shots and de-wormed.Parents on premises, $250.Call 850573-6750. 3 medium size male Beagles, $50 each obo. Call 850-693-0615.R e a l E s t a t e Waterfront property Dead Lakes, Cypress Point Subdivision, Lot #5, 1 acre. Subject to legally recorded restricted covenants.Call 850-229-6284 before 10:15 ET or 850-866-8567.leave message. 1/2 acre to 1 acre lots for sale starting at $13,000. Possible owner financing. Close to town.Mobile homes allowed.Call 850209-4500.S e r v i c e s Experienced CNA available to sit with elderly or special need children. Certified in CPR and first aid.6 years experience. Call 237-1786, leave message.Y a r d S a l e s Yard sale Saturday, 7:00 until 12 noon at 17565 NE Charlie John St..Rain or Shine.Christmas decor, household items, clothes, etc. Multi-family yard sale Saturday, 8 a.m.until 12:30 located at Shelton Park, 1/4 mile south of Hwy.274.Art and crafts, Christmas goodies, clothes and much more. Call 762-5414. Multi family carport sale Saturday, at 20263 SW Magnolia Ave (behind Burger King).Household items, toys, infant to adult clothing, Christmas decor, cross bow, weight bench and much more. Multi family yard sale Saturday at 20742 SE Tupelo Blountstown behind the Middle School or 1 mile from traffic light on SE Pear St.Look for signs. 8:00 a.m.until.Women, men and boys clothes and shoes, purses, video plug in games, Playstation with games, X-Box games. household items.447-2332. Yard sale Saturday, 18327 NE Roy Golden Road, 7:00 until 11:00.Living room and bedroom furniture, household, kitchen, misc.items. Call 447-2701. The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 Deadline Monday Noon  FAX: 674-5008  Phone: 674-5041  E-mail: STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Call Chris Nissley 674-8081 or Cell: 643-8561 ALL TYPESINSURANCEAUTO HOME LIFE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE For A Friendly Quote Call674-5333Vickery-O’BryanINSURANCE603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL Driver Trainees Needed Now at Werner Enterprises! Earn up to $700 per Week after training. Great Benefits! No Experience needed! Local 15-day CDL Training available With TDI 1-866-280-5309 We Can Do Your Printing The County Record 20311 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL Between Hopkins and Badcock 850-674-5041 EVERYT H ING YOU NEED F OR YOUR W EDDING ENVE L O P E SP E C I AL NO 10 REGU LA R Wit h R eturn Address 500 ( 1 Bo x) ... $ 5 9 .75 1000 ( 2 Bo x es ) ... $ 74.68 2500 ( 1 Case ) ... $ 131. 9 4 Q U AL ITY RU BB ER S T A M PS Summerlin Motors3905 W. 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Persons interested in applying for the position should send a detailed resume, personal and professional references and other information to be considered during application review to City of Blountstown, Re: Police Chief Search, 20591 Central Avenue West, Blountstown, Florida 32424. This is an executive position. The Chief of Police manages a comprehensive 24-hour/365 days-a-year department with 7 sworn officers and an $800,000.00 annual budget. Typical Duties : The Chief oversees patrol operations, investigations, officer recruitment and training, crime prevention strategies, crime analysis and reporting, special event management, physical security, and traffic control. Chief coordinates with state, county, and federal agencies and other agencies where activities of the police department are involved. Chief works to establish community policing policies throughout the City. Chief is actively involved in the community. Desirable Qualifications : Prefer a college degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration or related field. Successful candidate has progressive experience in supervision of subordinates in law enforcement. The successful candidate will also possess the skills and abilities to lead, engage, and develop policy and organizational change; have demonstrated knowledge of current issues and best practices in public safety, law enforcement, crime prevention, physical security, and emergency preparedness; demonstrate a commitment to community policing; and articulate an understanding of small town life and the needs/ issues of a rural community. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of police and emergency communications systems and special event management. Training and Experience : Minimum of five years experience as a Supervisor in Law Enforcement. Minimum of seven years experience as a certified Law Enforcement Officer. 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The County Record, DECEMBER 1, 2010, Page 14 I grew up bussing tables at this restaurant. Last year, my wife, Brooke, and I bought it. We were working hard to build a business, then the spill hit. BP said they would try to make things right. But how was an energy company going to help our restaurant? Keeping Businesses Open We “gured they would tell us to take a number and wait in line. Instead, they asked us if we could serve food to the workers, engineers, scientists, and local residents they had hired to cleanup the spill. It kept us busy round the clock. And we werent the only ones. They hired a lot of local businesses and kept a lot of people working. They have kept businesses up and down the Gulf open and its still making a difference. Open for Business BP asked us to share our story with you to keep you informed. Our restaurants open six days a week. Customers are “lling our restaurant again and we think its a good time to come down to the Gulf Coast. And if we could make just one request, please think of us when planning your next vacation. Were still here and while its been tough, we are still cooking. And we are just one of the hundreds of great places ready to welcome you when you come down. So dont wait. Were looking forward to seeing you.Making This RightBeaches Claims CleanupEconomic InvestmentEnvironmental Restoration Health and Safety WildlifeNow Gulf seafood is coming back on the menu, so come on down, were open for business.ŽBryan Zar Co-owner, Restaurant des Familles Crown Point, LA For assistance, please call: To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858” For information visit: 2010 BP, E&P