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The County record
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County record (Blountstown, Fla.)
County record
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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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B 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 man has been charged with battery on a person over 65 after punching his friend’s landlord. Christopher Aaron Phillips, 32, was taken into custody Dec. 3. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged incident occurred back in September after a landlord had asked a tenant renting a home from him to vacate the premises when she got four months behind on the rent. The landlord advised he had rented the property to a woman and her children who were the only occupants approved on the rental agreement. However, two days after she was supposed to have vacated the property, the landlord went to check on the home. He knocked on the door, noticed a child looking out a window, then entered when no one responded, and yelled, “Is there anyone home?” As he went further inside, he was met by Phillips, who had reportedly moved in with the tenant without permission from the landlord. Phillips began cursing at him, then punched him in the face with a closed fist. The landlord left and contacted the Altha Police. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010 104th Year, No. 15 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. 8...8PM... 5 5 . 8 8 ' Dec. 10...8PM... 5 5 . 1 1 ' Dec. 12...6AM... 5 5 . 0 0 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!CRIMEWoman is carjacked, chase ends in arrestB 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 An Altha woman was carjacked in Jackson County late Friday night, leading to a high speed chase across two counties. Elizabeth Reagan contacted the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 11 p.m. to report a white male had abducted her at knifepoint, forcing her to drive to Magnolia Landing. He made her get out of the 1999 Buick, then drove off. A description of the car was broadcast to surrounding counties and Washington County authorities spotted it around 2 a.m. When they attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled, leading them on a 15 minute chase back into Jackson County, then returning to Washington County where the driver crashed. Christopher Cruz Walley of Cottondale was found behind the wheel and now faces carjacking, kidnapping, and aggravated assault charges in Jackson County. He was taken into custody in Washington County where he faces numerous traffic charges.  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 Quesadilla Combo Large 1-Topping Pizza, Chicken or Steak Quesadilla & 2-Litre Drink $15.99 CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AT-LARGE VOTING ISSUEGulf Co. commissioners opt to pursue countywide votingCRIMEAltha man charged with battery on victim over 65 after punching landlordCRIMEMeat man faces fraud charges"Legal weed" is new rage; DEA issues emergency banY 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 few weeks ago, The County Record began hearing about a product that has become all the rage. Often referred to as legal weed, herbs with names like K2, Spice, Blaze, Red Dawn and Mojo have become quite popular around the country. Here in Calhoun County, we found them readily available at two local convenience stores and flying off the shelves. It seems blends of herbs such as these often contain synthetic chemicals that mimic THC, the main ingredient in marijuana that provides the high users enjoy. Dwain Fuller, a forensic toxicologist from Texas, shared with us his research that breaks down the ingredients of the different “legal weed” products showing they are often much more potent than marijuana, yet undetectable on a drug test. During a drive around to local stores, it was clear the product was a best seller. The County Record learned that at least one store clerk would even negotiate the price of the item offering it for $20 rather than the going rate of $25 for a small package and even throwing in rolling papers to customers. Reports indicate these legal weed products have provided sellers an 80 to 100 percent profit margin. It should be noted none of the Chevron or Texaco stores or the Quick Pic in our community are selling these items. A week after The County Record began researching the herbal blends, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the issuance of an emergency scheduling authority to temporarily control five chemicals (JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol) used to make Herbal blends containing synthetic marijuana have been being sold over the counter at convenience stores, but the DEA has now issued an emergency ban on the products. It's been a busy week for Jolly Old St. Nick! Santa Claus visited with local children at the M & B Depot Thursday night where little ones enjoyed milk and cookies, then told Santa their Christmas wishes. On Saturday, Santa was waving to all the folks lining the streets for the Christmas parade. For more parade highlights, turn to page 2.WAR ON DRUGSB 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 man selling meat off a truck was arrested for going on a shopping spree with a customer’s credit card number. Harold Oliver, 32, has been charged with fraud by person authorized to provide service. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s P PH H I I L L L L I I P P S SCalhoun County isn’t the only one in the region dealing with the at-large voting issue. Over in Gulf County, commissioners voted 3-2 last month to pursue countywide voting. They are requesting a federal court review of the 1982 federal decree that put the county under single-member districts. Calhoun County commissioners failed to pursue at-large voting despite a 70 percent majority of voters in favor on a 1996 referendum.See M M E E A A T T M M A A N N page 8 CHAMP! Carr School sixth grader Seth Brown will represent Calhoun County at the Regional Spelling Bee after capturing the countywide title Thursday. His winning word was synonym. Check out all the spelling bee winners on page 8 of this issue.Brown is spelling bee champion O OL L I I V V E E R RSee L L E E G G A A L L W W E E E E D D page 8


The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, Page 2ARock N Roll Christmas Parade WinnersOverall Winner: Calhoun Liberty Hospital Business/Non-Profit: 1st Calhoun Correctional Institute 2nd Blountstown Police Department 3rd Danny Ryals Real Estate/Christmas Bus Church: 1st Blountstown Community Church Youth


The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3It was an old fashioned candlelight Christmas at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Saturday night. Guests enjoyed tours of the cabins, a marshmallow roast, music by local choirs, and all sorts of fun. First Baptist Church Blountstown Invites You to Celebrate the Season With Music S un d a y, De c embe r 12, 2010 10:45 A.M Christ m as I s J e sus C A NT A T A Performed by the FBC Chancel Choir 6 P.M. Squire P arsons Concert Squire Parsons is the writer of many southern gospel songs; he is most famous for his song Sweet Beulah Land Squire is a member of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He was part of the Little Rock Crusade with Dr. Billy Graham and has appeared as part of the popular "Gaither Homecoming" videos Some of the other gospel classics written by Parsons include: Master Of the Sea, Oh What A Moment, The Broken Rose, He Came to Me, I Call It Home, I Sing Because, Hello Mama, I'm Not Giving Up, and I Go To the Rock. Many gospel recording artists and groups have recorded at least one of his songs. 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


The third ornament in a series of Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas ornaments have arrived and they look great! These ceramic keepsake ornaments show an artist’s rendition of the M & B Train. The first ornament featured the historic Calhoun County Courthouse, the second featured the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, and those are also available. Single ornaments are $15 each, or you may purchase a first and second series for $25. To take a look at the items, and purchase online please visit, or visit the Chamber office. If several folks at your business want to purchase, we’re happy to deliver them to you. They make wonderful gifts for those who live away, but would treasure a reminder of home during the holidays. They’re also great teachers’ gifts, a nice keepsake for employees, or a lovely gift to new customers! The Lights of Liberty will shine again on Saturday, December 11! The Liberty County Children’s Coalition is again proud to sponsor this event. Parade line-up will begin at 5:00 EST at the Liberty County High School Football field. Please check in at the booth next to the entrance to the football stadium. Judging of floats will begin at 5:30, winners will be announced at 6:15, the parade will begin at 6:30. All those who wish to be judged in this year’s parade must be lined up by 5:30 Entrants will be judged in three categories: Churches, Non-profit organizations and businesses. There will also be a Grand Prize and a Best Use of Lights award. All are welcome to participate in the parade, (except ATV’s) the only guideline is that you must have lights! So saddle up your horses, fire up your truck, trailer or semi, wax up your classic car. We need everyone to welcome in the holiday season. This year’s Grand Marshall is none other than Dr. Gene Charbonneau, the director of the Liberty County Health Department. Come celebrate the season with your friends and neighbors! For more information please call 643-2415 Ext 244, 249 or 227. Happy Holidays!The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 4 4 WT Neal CivicCenter 3rd Tuesdayofeach month at 3:30p.m. Calhoun County Tobacco Free Partnership OURCHILDREN. OURCOMMUNITY. OURCHOICES.Interested inimproving local tobacco-related policies? TheCalhounCountyTobacco Free Partnership invites you toattend ourmonthly meetings: Personalized Christmas Cards order now... 20 for $9.95 Deluxe Cards Are Now Available Ask for Details Blountstown Drugs Jon Plummer, Pharmacist 20370 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-2222 Congratulations to Hunter Barton Winner of the Giant Christmas Bear Friday & Saturday Dec. 10 & 11 Big Discounts Storewide Photos With Frosty Saturday, 1-4 $9.95 The Unique Shop, Inc. 10510 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 643-3222 Make A Perfect Holiday Gift We Wish You A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year McClellan Chiropractic Center 17390 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL 674-2555 Luke Alderman, LMT #MA29018 A sh le y W e ss el ho e ft LMT #MA29018 USPS 135-060 Published every Thursday by Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc. 20311 Central Avenue West Blountstown, FL 32424 PHONE: 850-674-5041 •FAX: 850-674-5008 e-mail: website: Periodicals postage paid at Blountstown, FL Post Office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE COUNTY RECORD P.O. Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424 $21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties $26.00 Elsewhere Robert A. Turner Publisher/Editor/Advertising Sharon Turner Bookkeeper/Circulation Kelli Peacock....News Editor Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has never missed an issue.The County Record SERVING CALHOUN COUNTY SINCE 1907 City Tree LightingCity of Blountstown leaders gathered at Magnolia Square Friday night for the traditional tree lighting ceremony. Folks cheered as the tree was lit up for Christmas. The Movie on the Square followed the lighting, along with the Jingle Bell Run. Pictured are (from left) Councilman Tony Shoemake, Councilman David Blair, Mayor Winston Deason, City Manager James Woods, and BPDChief Glenn Kimbrel.Bristol parade is Saturday night; Dr. Charbonneau grand marshall Dr. Gene CharbonneauMembers of Calhoun County’s state legislative delegation will hold a Legislative Delegation Meeting Tuesday, December 14, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (CST) at the Calhoun County Extension Building inside the Calhoun County Commission Board Room located at 20816 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, FL 32424. Public comments will be heard on proposals for the 2011 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature. To request a spot on the agenda, individuals should contact Bryan Cherry (850) 488-2873 no later than 5 p.m., Friday, December 10th. The Calhoun County legislative delegation consists of Representatives Marti Coley and Senator Bill Montford.Legislators serving Calhoun Co. to host meeting here on Dec. 14Chamber of Commerce is offering collectible M & BTrain ornamentThe 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 Dec. 12 at 4:30.The Redneck Christmas Parade set for SaturdayCovenant Hospice invites you to join us for our annual Tree of Lights ~ a celebration of life, beginning at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 9, at Evangel Worship Center, located at 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Rep. Marti Coley will share a message of renewal and hope. We will fellowship to remember our loved ones and enjoy refreshments. Hospice Tree of Lights event Thursday night


The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 Start the new year with Digital TV**and leave your big cable bill behind. 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DigitalTV: DigitalTVservice,whereavailable,willsupportuptotwoSDchannelsandoneHDchannelrunningsimultaneouslyatyourlocation.AnactiveSDorHDDVRrecordingiscountedasoneofthethreesimultaneouschannels.Uponcancellationofservice,customerwi llberesponsibleforthereturnofequipmentwithin5daysor equipmentchargeequaltotheretailvaluewillbeappliedtoyouraccount.Materials,labororadditionalequipmentpurchasedfromthecompanywillb eincludedonthecustomersbill.Notallservicesavailableinall areas.Additionaltermsandconditionsapply.LOVEYOURBUNDLESMisaservicemarkofFairPointCommunications,Inc.2010FairPointCommunications,Inc.Allrightsreserved.TCN/CR674 Jamie Millicent Taylor and Joshua Bleu HudsonTaylor and Hudson to wed Apr. 9 at TorreyaJim Taylor of Blountstown and Sharon and Randy Mackey of Bristol would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Millicent Taylor, of Bristol, to Joshua Bleu Hudson of Blountstown. He is the son of Phillip and Angie Hill of Blountstown. Maternal grandparents of the bride-to-be are Harrell Wood and Edna Revell and the late Millie Revell of Bristol. Parental grandparents are Etta Mae Taylor and the late Cooter Taylor of Blountstown. Maternal grandparents of the prospective groom are Dewight and Theta Lolley of Blountstown. Jamie is a graduate of Blountstown High School. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Chipola College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. Jamie is currently employed as a teacher with the Liberty County School Board. Bleu is a graduate of Blountstown High School. He received a licensure in Emergency Medical Services from Gulf Coast Community College. Bleu is currently employed as a paramedic with Calhoun County EMS. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. Apr. 9, 2011, at Torreya State Park in Bristol. A reception will follow at the Veterans Memorial Center. No invitations are being sent out locally, however, all family and friends are invited to attend.Christmas Tour of Homes set for Friday, Dec. 10thBlountstown 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 Grover Home All Christmas Decorations...20% Off Gifts for Mom & Dad Great Stocking Stuffers New! Wassail Instant Cider Drink Mixes Wind & Willow Dips & Appetizer Mixes 17324 Main St. N.,Blountstown, FL 674-4557 Happy Birthday, Selena! Selena Kaye Stone will celebrate her 11th birthday on Friday, December 10th. Selena enjoys arts, music, working on the computer, and watching Invader Zim. Her parents are Ben and Peggy Stone of Kinard. Her maternal grandparents are Ann Larkins McClellan and the late Harry V. McClellan of Blountstown. Paternal grandparents are the late Nadine Hill Stone and the late B.H. Stone of Kinard. Her brothers are Matt Stone of Alliance, Nicky Stone of Clarksville, and Ric Dabney of Blountstown. BRAG SHOPHappy Birthday, Hadley! Hadley Brooke Hatcher turned two years old on Oct. 28. She celebrated with a "Ladybug" party at her house. Hadley is the daughter of Brooke Daniels and Adam Hatcher of Altha. Maternal grandparents are Alex and Jahnie Economou of Atlanta, GA, and Robert Daniels of Blountstown. Paternal grandparents are the late Joel and Cathy Hatcher of Blountstown and Tweety and Robin Hatcher of Bristol. Hadley enjoys "wrestling" with her daddy and watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Hayden Marie Bullock Mathew Bullock and Kayla McCourt are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hayden Marie Bullock. Hayden was born at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on October 21, 2010, at 9 a.m. She weighed 6lbs., 10oz and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are David McCourt and Jennifer Thomas of Altha, FL, and Mark and Linda Harrison of Savannah, GA. Paternal grandparents are Randy and Kathy Bullock of Tuolmne, CA. You are our little angel! L L O O O O K K W W H H O O G G O O D D H H A A S S B B L L E E S S S S E E D D T T O O B B E E " 1 1 0 0 0 0 " Y Y E E A A R R S S O O L L D D ! ! R R e e v v . E E l l i i j j a a h h H H e e n n d d e e r r s s o o n n D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 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 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!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. Be sure to stop by the Pioneer Settlement Saturday for this special treat!Bowden book signing Dec. 11 at Settlement


The University of Florida IFAS Extension will host a workshop “Wild Hogs in Florida Using New Technology to Reduce Hog Populations” on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension Office. The fee is $5. Got Hogs? Hunting hogs is a popular and exciting sport, but as most hog hunters, agricultural producers, and land managers know, wild hogs also cause $1000’s of dollars of damage to crops and land each year. At this workshop you will learn about wild hogs in Florida and the use of new military-based technologies for trapping large numbers of wild hogs. Featured speakers include: Rod Pinkston of JAGER PRO™, Holly Ober of the University of Florida, and Don Coyner of FWC. There will be refreshments, displays, and free educational information to take with you. Please call Judy Ludlow, Calhoun County Extension Service, 850674-8323, for more information. University of Florida “The Foundation for the Gator Nation” an Equal Opportunity Institution. Don’t miss the 2010 Christmas in the Park featuring the Winter Wonderland Express Train! All the fun is set for Saturday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 17, through Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Veterans Memorial Park off Hwy. 12 South in Bristol. The first train departs depot at 6:30 P.M. ET. Steam train pictured will also be featured on Dec. 18 and Dec. 21. The live nativity scene will feature local churches each night. Live animals will be included. The live Santa’s workshop will include Santa Claus directing a number of elves with preparing the toys for children who have been good throughout the year. Call 643-6646 or 6435491 for information or tickets. The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6 Santa Will Be Arriving at the Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union (Blountstown Branch) on Friday, December 17, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. CST Blountstown Office: 17394 NW Charlie Johns St.,  674-4527 Bristol Office: 10640 NW Main St.  643-5751 HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS BLOUNTSTOWN BRANCH Friday, December 24th Open 8:30-12:30 CST (Drive-Thru Only) Friday, December 31st Open 8:30-12:30 CST (Drive-Thru Only BRISTOL BRANCH Friday, December 24th Open 9:00-1:00 EST (Drive-Thru Only) Friday, December 31st Open 9:00-1:00 EST (Drive-Thru Only) The Calhoun Liberty Employees Crdit Union Wishes Everyone A Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year The Altha Church of God and Altha School Chapters of SWAT gathered Nov. 20 at the Altha Park for a park cleanup! This was not a usual park cleanup though; this cleanup was for all of the cigarette butts lying around. We were very shocked to find that many of the cigarette butts were located around the family shelter at the front of the park. Many families gather here for birthday parties, reunions, etc., yet most cigarette butts were found here lying next to the garbage cans. As the cleanup progressed, many more butts were found around the playground and ballpark area. One student even found a whole package of cigarettes and an empty Copenhagen container. These items did not shock us, but made us more aware of the use of tobacco products in our area. We picked up 0.8 ounces of cigarette butts in the Altha Park and told those individuals attending the park that day for recreation or parties about our adventure. I think it is safe to say we had a successful park cleanup! Memorial Tribute IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALVIN ROBERTS July 5, 1939 December 2, 2008You taught me how to love, how to trust, how to believe, how to hunt, how to fish, and swim. But you didn't teach me how to live without you. With every tear rolling down my face I think about all the times we laughed and smiled. I miss your jokes, your smile, your company, your love, and, most of all, your presence. I can't wait to see you again. If love could have saved you, you would have never died. We love and you miss you, Papa! SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call 674-5041 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 9 9 : : Kirk S. Hall, VOP; Shala Boyd, affray; Satoria Monlyn, affray N N o o v v . 3 3 0 0 : : Venessa Hicks, DWLSR; Evelyn Peacock, VOP; Sarah Hamilton, VOP D D e e c c . 1 1 : : Vickie Lynn King, failure to appear; Rustam Galiyen, DWLSR; Elmore Holmes, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana, paraphernalia; Joseph Spence, VOP D D e e c c . 2 2 : : Taurice Edwards, VOP; Charlotte M. Miller, DWLSR; Lynn Oliver Harold, fraud by person authorized to provide service D D e e c c . 3 3 : : Rick Alan Martin, grand theft; Angel Martinez, battery; Christopher Phillips, battery on person over 65 years old D D e e c c . 4 4 : : Anthony Williams, contempt; Aurthur Goodwin, VOP, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Teresa Maclean, VOCC 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 oo v v . 2 2 9 9 : : Shala Boyd, holding for CCSO; Satoria Monlyn, holding for CCSO N N o o v v . 3 3 0 0 : : Vanessa Hicks, holding for CCSO; Sarah Hamilton, holding for CCSO; Evelyn Peacock, holding for CCSO D D e e c c . 1 1 : : Vicki Lynn King, holding for CCSO D D e e c c . 2 2 : : Corey Frank Rangel, failure to appear; Taurice Edwards, VOP; Charlotte Miller, holding for CCSOT 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 . Altha Church of God, SWAT members clean up Altha Park Church NewsHillcrest Baptist Toys for Kids Saturday; program on SundayThis Saturday, December 11, Hillcrest Baptist will have their Toys for Kids from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. The community is invited to come and pick a toy for your child or a child you know that needs toys for Christmas. The toys are new and also used in good condition given by the children at Hillcrest and the surrounding area for other children to receive. Come and join us. On Sunday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m. Hillcrest Baptist will present our WHBC program. Based on a live radio program, our announcer, Wilt Quattlebaum, will narrate us through an evening of sharing Christmas favorites with family and friends. We are located 5 miles west of Shelton's Corner on CR274. Come join us for an evening of fun and fellowship!Methodist Church Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 12 at 5As you plan your holiday "To Do List" be sure to pencil in Blountstown United Methodist Church's Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 12, at 5:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Tina Smith, music director, will present Randy Vader and Jay Rouse's "Jesus, No Other Name" ...whom God exalted to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2: 9-11) The narrator for the cantata is Andrew Bennett. The program includes solos from Summer Attaway, Peggy Cox, Max Herndon, Clay Knight, Charmian Register, and Trevor Williams. Also scheduled is a performance by a trio featuring Cathy Kimbrel, Amanda McGhee and Laura Williams.St. Mary Youth to host fashion show Saturday night at BHSSt. Mary Missionary Baptist Church's Youth Department will be sponsoring a fashion show on Saturday, December 11, at the Blountstown High School Auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, children under 12 years of age are $5. For more information, contact Crystal at 674-3485 or Yaminah at 447-3104.Tree of Light' musical Friday and Sunday, Welcome AssemblyWelcome Assembly of God in Dellwood will be presenting "Tree of Light", a Christmas musical on Friday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 12, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Thomas Batts invites everyone to attend this wonderful celebration! The church is located at 6794 Messer Road in Grand Ridge. For more information call 850-592-5077.Wild Hog workshop Dec. 16 in MariannaWinter Wonderland Express rides planned LETTER TO THE EDITORDear Editor, To say that I am disappointed in Attorney Matt Fuqua is an understatement. I would think that, being an attorney, Mr. Fuqua would be able to do two simple things such as use accurate language and tell the truth. Last week, Mr. Fuqua wrote a letter to the editor making me question whether he is capable of either. In his very first sentence Mr. Fuqua inaccurately describes my court action as a "lawsuit." I have filed no lawsuit. I am not seeking any personal gain in this matter. Is a murder trial a lawsuit? Is a hearing to settle an estate a lawsuit? Are divorce proceedings a lawsuit? Mr. Fuqua knows full well that I have not filed a lawsuit so I must assume he is attempting to inflame the emotions of the citizens of Calhoun County in a manner meant to make this effort unpopular. In other words, he is trying to "spin" this effort. Next, Mr. Fuqua states that I issued the county an "ultimatum." No ultimatum was made at any time. Mr. Fuqua states that I sought to "mandate at large elections". I made no such mandate. That was done by the citizens of Calhoun County in an overwhelming vote in 1996. This vote was ignored by the County Commissioners of that time and subsequently ignored by the sitting board on 19 October, 2010. The next "inaccuracy" stated by Mr. Fuqua is that the board attempted to "open a dialogue." After a motion was made by one county commissioner to do the right thing and reinstate county-wide (at-large) voting the motion died for lack of a second of the motion, and that was the end of any "dialogue." I specifically asked them if that was the end and I was told that it was. At that time I presented them all with a copy of the motion to the court that I filed the following week. I gave them several days to "dialogue" with me and never heard a peep out of one single commissioner nor Mr. Fuqua. Then the motion (not a lawsuit) was filed. One point that Mr. Fuqua and I agree on is that it is not "as simple as ordering at large elections." But the process to reinstate the citizens mandate is almost that simple. Mr. Fuqua uses inflated facts and figures and examples of other cases to instill fear in both the county commissioners and the citizens of Calhoun County. All that is required is for Mr. Fuqua to file a motion for a hearing and go before the same judge and request that at-large voting be reinstated. Then, if for some reason the judge were to say no, he would state why and the county could inform the citizens and proceed from there. In reality, the fear that this issue could cost the county money in no way relieves the commissioners from doing what the citizens mandated to be done in 1996 or when again a request was made this year to do the same thing. I understand the fact that Calhoun County does not have much money. I am not asking that huge sums of money be spent in this effort. Any money having to be spent in this effort can be attributed to the Calhoun County Commission itself and to its' attorney. Mr. Fuqua himself informed me that he was very happy to see me taking this action because he would "make a lot of money" because of it.At large voting issueReader disagrees with County Attorney FuquaSee LETTER page 8


Blountstown Middle School’s FCA sponsored the 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Run Friday night on the square. The 5K and the fun run took place at 7 p.m. with runners of all ages participating. The top three winners from each category were the following: Age gr oup 10-19 Males: 1st-Devin Farrell 18:17 2nd –Thomas Howell 19:13 3rdTrent Woodham 20:38 Females: 1st-Olivia Atkins 27:36 2nd-Heidi Jeppson 28:26 3rd-Jordan Griffin 28:54 Age gr oup 20-29 (no runners) Age gr oup 30-39 Males: 1st-Lamar Munroe 27:09 2ndJarrod Barfield 28:59 3rdJohn M. Henson 30:54 Females: 1st-Amber Goodman 24:23 2ndChristal McClellan 26:32 3rd-Edna Alford 27:53 Age gr oup 40-49 Males: 1st-Brian Corbin 18:22 2nd –Carl Bennett 20:55 3rd-Phillip Griffin 22:58 Female: 1st-Judy Alexander 22:18 2nd –Tina Smith 24:02 3rd-Diane Wroblewski 28:04 Age gr oup 50-59 Males: (no runners) Females: 1st-Ruth Ann Eberly 25:33 2ndSue Price 31:53 3rdDebbie Blair 42:56 Age gr oup 60+ Males: 1st John Shuler 47:00 Females: (no runners) W inners of the 1 mile Fun Run, ages 0-15 Age gr oup 11-15 Boys: 1st-Caleb Van Lierop 7:22 2nd –Cavan Hanna 8:08 3rdCole Stevens 9:53 Girls: 1st-Mackenzie Eubanks 7:40 2nd-Lexie Devuyst 7:58 3rd-Shanna Price 8:43 Age gr oup 6-10 Boys: 1st-Abrey Johnson 7:42 2nd-Trevor Shrock 7:45 3rd-J.C. Williams 8:07 Girls: 1st-Jaren Williams 8:18 2nd-Madison Taylor 9:38 3rdJenna Wright 10:14 Age gr oup 0-5 Boys: 1st-Mason Wright 10:41 2nd-Aiden Richards 12:16 Girls: 1st -Karina Castaneda 11:18 2nd-Zadie Blair 11:49 Blountstown Middle School would like to send out a special thank you to Blountstown Police Department, Angie Wood, Gerry and Kelly Skipper, John Sewell, Maggie Sewell and Monica Purvis and all other volunteers and business who supported 2010 Jingle Bell Run.The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 Jingle Bell Run! Moms and dad around Liberty County, Christmas is just around the corner and your little one is probably making a list for Santa as we speak. The Liberty County 4-H Office gave 90 bike helmets to the Kindergarten and 1st classes at Hosford Elementary school on December 1st in hopes if anyone of them ask Santa for that special bike that they have dreamed about all year that no need to worry they already have their helmet to keep them safe. Did you know that Florida has one of the nation’s highest rates of injuries and deaths from bicycle crashes? Wearing bicycle helmets has been shown to reduce head Injuries by 85%. There is no cure for brain injury—a blow to the head can change your life forever. In Florida, everyone under the age of 16 is required by law to wear a helmet. Parents here are a few tips to keep your little one safe while riding his/her bike this Holiday season. 1. Protect your head. Wear a Helmet 2. Make sure your bicycle is adjusted properly to fit you. 3. Stop it. Always check brakes before riding. 4. See & Be Seen. Avoid biking at night. 5. Stay Alert! Always keep a lookout for obstacles in your path 6. Go with the flow. The safe way is the right way. 7. Obey traffic laws check for traffic. Always be aware of the traffic around you. 8. Don’t flip over your bicycle. Wheels should be securely fastened. Have a safe and Happy Holiday from the Staff at Liberty County Extension /4-H Office. 4-H supports bike safety during Christmas holidays 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 AUTO SALES, INC. 19984 Central Ave. W  In Front of Alco Don’t Search All Over... Just Call the GROVERS 850-237-2424 or 850-899-0979 We have Weather King Buildings and Carolina Carports as well as U-Hauls 05 Chevy Silve r ad o 5.3L, 4x4, XT Cab. A/T, AC KBB $15,785 OUR PRICE $1 3 900 04 F or d Expl or e r 2 x 4 Eddie Baue r 2 tone paint, 2 tone leather, heated seats, power seats, third row seat, rear a/c, towing pkg., low miles KBB $14,200.......OUR PRICE $1 2 900 00 GMC Jimmy SLT 2x4, leather, loaded KBB $5,200 OUR PRICE $ 4 200 0 1 D o d g e D u r a ng o SLT 2x4, third row seat, rear a/c KBB $5,740 OUR PRICE $ 4 700 04 F or d F 350 Supe r D uty W or k Va n Factory installed shelving unit, storage bins and roof rack; one owner, local trade, ready to work KBB $9,585 OUR PRICE $ 8 495 0 1 VW Bu g A/T, moon roof, leather, nice KBB $6,645 OUR PRICE $ 5 800BY COACH DELANO REED The Lady Tigers played three games last week. On Monday they lost to Holmes County 76-50. The score is not an indication of how the game was played by our girls. We had a bad start but I was proud of the "never lay down and die" attitude. They fought hard to get back in the game. Our lead scorer, Chelsea Baker, made 18 points with 9 rebounds. Faith Bell made 15 points. Selena Williams made 4 points with 10 rebounds. Next, we played the Sneads Pirates. Again, the girls played hard. The game was back and forth until our press at the end prevailed and they made a mistake. We scored and won 58-54. Lead scorer was Selena Williams with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Chelsea Baker made 18 points with 11 rebounds. Faith Bell made 9 points with 6 assists. Jackie Dudley, one of the freshmen, has been a big help to the Lady Tigers and I mean BIG. She's the tallest girl on the team, a Final sign ups for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading will be on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4 pm to 6 pm at First Baptist Blountstown Activities Building (next to Regions Bank). Remember to bring your child to our basketball camps, Tues., Dec. 14, and Thurs., Dec. 16, both promptly from 5 pm to 6 pm. We will teach the children some skills they can practice over the holidays. For more information, call 899-5491.Upward Basketball final signups Dec. 9Miah Jackson goes up for 2 points in a recent game.BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News Editor The Blountstown Tigers traveled to Bulldog Country Friday night and brought home a big win, 7740. “We played hard and had a lot of energy,” says Coach Tony Davis. “It was a team win totally.” The Tigers were led by Will Rogers with 16 points, followed by Larry Jackson with 15. Saad Faruqui provided nine and P .J. Buggs added eight. Miah Jackson pulled down eight rebounds and Paul Mosley offered eight assists. BHS hosted Franklin County and won 52-25 in their first home game Monday. High scorer was Jackson with 11 points. Paul Mosley followed with nine points and seven assists. Jawon Mosley added eight points. Jackson offered six points and eight rebounds. The Tigers were set to travel to Vernon on Tuesday for a district game. Their record was at 2-1 as of Monday night. On Friday night, Port St. Joe comes to town. J.V. boys play at 4:30, followed by girls varsity at 6, and varsity boys at 7:30. Come out and cheer on the Tigers!Tigers take bite out of Bulldogs, 77-40Lady Tigers battle it out during tough weekSee LADY TIGERS page 8Liberty Extension Director Monica Brinkley points out the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet when riding.


The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 8 8 Altha School News WE HAZ JAZZ: Fourth and fifth graders at Altha School recently performed the musical, "We Haz Jazz", highlighting the history of jazz. The production was directed by Tina Smith.Jr. Beta Participates in Operation Christmas Child By Madelynn Lytle Recently, the Altha Jr. Beta Club packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is an organization that collects shoe boxes filled with Christmas presents to send overseas to children who otherwise may not get any Christmas gifts. Each Jr. Beta student brought in gifts to pack in the boxes. Meeting after school, the members filled the boxes and the club sponsors, Mrs. Tracy Basford and Mrs. Winifred Waldorff, sent them on their way. The Beta Club is proud to announce that they sent a total of 10 boxes overseas to needy kids, and each box contains a letter for a child. Our club members are hoping for responses from the children who receive shoe boxes. Right now, the boxes are being tracked to see where they are as they travel to their foreign destination. Altha School is very proud of our Jr. Beta Club for giving up their time for such a worthwhile cause! Senior News By Jeffery Waldroff Looking for great stocking stuffers for that special someone? The class of 2011 can help you out. The Seniors are selling “Common Cents: Bay County” discount books for $20. These books are filled with discounts from restaurants and other businesses. The money collected from these books will be used for the senior trip. They also are selling a chance to win a $100 gift card for $1. Please contact any senior for a ticket; the deadline to buy is December 15. The drawing will be held December 17 during the Senior Christmas Play. For more information or to make a purchase, see any Senior. Scholastic Book Fair a Grand Success By David Bevan Altha School’s fall book fair was recently held in the media center. The theme of the fair was “Here’s to Our Heroes: Reading Saves the Day!” We would like to thank our “Book Fair Heroes” who volunteered to staff the fair: Thalla Chevillot, Rhonda Duiett, Leann Folsom, Beulah Headings, Lisa Hutchison, Miriam McIntosh, and Amanda McClain. Without this group of ladies, we would not have been able to reach a new sales record. We would also like to thank Tina Middleton who manned the circulation desk so that we were able to continue all of our regular library services. Calendar Wednesday the 8th – Middle School Basketball vs. Franklin County 3:45 p.m. Thursday the 9th – PTO Meeting 5 p.m. in the Media Center Friday the 10th – FCA Breakfast Hosted by Victory Hill at Altha First Baptist Church, 7 am; Choral group at Nursing home; ACT Review, 2:45 in Mrs. Basford’s room; Varsity Basketball at John Paul II 6 p.m. Tuesday the 14thGirls Weightlifting at Arnold, 3:30 p.m. Thursday the 16th-Girls Weightlifting at Chiles 4 p.m. Friday the 17th-Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball vs. Aucilla Christian 4/5:30 p.m. Countywide spelling bee winners are announcedThe Calhoun County School District hosted the countywide spelling bee Thursday at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. Grade winners 4th grade -1st place, Sydney Strickland, Altha; 2nd place, Carson Pitts, Carr; 3rd place, Victoria Kelly, BES. 5th grade 1st place, Sydney McDaniel, Carr; 2nd place, Kalei Peacock, BMS; 3rd place, Nolan Bean, Altha. 7th grade 1st place, Cody Mercer, Carr; 2nd place, Aleisa Griffen, Altha; 3rd place, Ethan Hires, BMS. 8th grade 1st place, Mikaila Barton, Altha; tie for 2nd place, Alex Mayo, BMS, and Cierra Brown, Carr. 9th grade 1st place, Destiny Watts, Altha; 2nd place Jackie Dudley, BHS. 10th grade 1st place, Madelynn Lytle, Altha; 2nd place, Karah Beaver, BHS. 11th grade 1st place, Saad Farooqi, BHS; 2nd place, Kristen Majeske, Altha. 12th grade 1st place, Matt McGraw, BHS; 2nd place, Zachery Cobb, Altha. Division Winners 4th-5th 1st place, Sydney McDaniel, Carr; 2nd place, Sydney Strickland, Altha 6th-8th 1st place, Cody Mercer, Carr; 2nd place, Seth Brown, Carr; 3rd place, Mikaila Barton, Altha. 9th-12th 1st place, Madelynn Lytle, Altha; 2nd place, Matt McGraw, BHS; 3rd place, Destiny Watts, Altha. Regional Winners 1st place Seth Brown, Carr; tie for 2nd place Sydney McDaniel, Carr, Cody Mercer, Carr, and Makaila Barton, Altha Good Luck Madison Peacock in The Nutcracker Directed by Mrs. Bonita Deck December 12th, 3:00 P.M. Veterans Memorial Center, Bristol You’ve come a long way since your first ballet recital Magical Doll Arabia At Age 3 With Love, from Your FamilyLastly, I would like to clarify a few facts. Mr. Fuqua attempts to make this entire issue seem as though I am alone in this matter and that this is an issue that I simply decided one day to pursue. The truth is that I am the Chairman of a large group consisting of citizens from both Calhoun county and Liberty county. The name of our group is the Calhoun/Liberty Patriots. A motion was made by one of our members for our group to pursue this matter. It was seconded and passed unanimously by the Patriots. I was asked to see to the matter and I have. And I am proud to do so. The time is passed for our elected officials to think that they can ride roughshod over the very people who they work for. Our motion to the court simply asks that the commissioners give good and legal reason for ignoring the vote of the citizens of Calhoun County and then asks the court to mandate that the will of the people not be ignored. To make it sound like anything else is dishonest, deceptive and self-serving. We The People should not fear our government, the government should fear us. calhounlibertypatriots/ Jim Pruette (850) 447-1883Letter to the Editor cont'd Volunteers get the butts off the ground at parkDid you know that cigarette butts are the most littered items in America? A group of volunteers from the Calhoun County Tobacco Free Partnership picked up litter from Sam Adkins Park on November 20. Although cigarette butts were the main focus for the clean up, all trash in the path of these prevention warriors was picked up and disposed of properly. If you are interested in Tobacco Prevention, please contact Pamela McDaniel at 674-5645, ext 236. big rebounder, and she usually puts the ball right back into the basket. Alexis Speights and Jayla Brigham can really jump also. The last game of the week was played against South Walton who is considered one of the best teams in our district. Their coach has had 3 State Girls Basketball Championship teams. Our girls were down by 20 points midway through the second quarter. They fought back and brought it down by 10 at the half. The second half of the girls looked as if they were going to pull it off and win, but lost by 5 points. The score was 63-58. The ladies don't give up. The coaching staff and I are really proud of the team. Leading scorer was Chelsea Baker with 16 points with 10 rebounds. Faith Bell with 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Selena Williams made 8 points. Jayla Brigham made 6 points. Tasheana Brown made 5 points with a key rebound. Every girl on the team has a role to play and the chemistry is really coming together. Again, to all the alumni, we will have alumni games on January 4th and 10th. Final game is January 20th. Call 643-6400, 6746876 or 643-7776.Lady Tigers continued Jr. Beta prepares shoeboxes for Operation Christmas ChildJr. Beta members (from left), Becky Gay and Jenny Moore, with shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child project. FOOD DRIVE: During the Red Ribbon Week Celebration, Altha School's Fellowship Christian Athletes held a canned food drive competition. Mrs. Tatum's third grade class came out as the winners. The food was donated to Elder Services. Thanks to all who helped out our cause.Office, the alleged incident occurred back in Dec. 2008 when an Altha woman bought $180 worth of beef from Oliver who was representing Steakhouse Distributors. Shortly after, she noticed six unauthorized transactions on her credit card, all in the amount of $200. The transactions were each denied, but Oliver allegedly made several attempts to withdraw money without the woman’s permission. A warrant was issued for Oliver’s arrest and he was taken into custody last Thursday.Meat Man Liberty County 4-H is hosting a Holiday Bake shop for youth ages 8-18. The event is set for Dec. 21 at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. You must preregister and pay fee of $15 per youth by December 15th. There will be a $5 late fee if paid after the 15th. All youth must have an enrollment form filled out by parent or guardian. Call Now! 643-2229. Limited to 30 youth.Holiday baking event for youth SUBSCRIBE TODAY!“fake pot” products. Except as authorized by law, this action will make possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the U.S. for at least one year while the DEA and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) further study whether these chemicals and products should be permanently controlled. DEA will publish in the Federal Register later this month a Final Rule to Temporarily Control these chemicals for at least 12 months with the possibility of a six-month extension. They will be designated as Schedule I substances, the most restrictive category, which is reserved for unsafe, highly abused substances with no medical usage. Since 2009, DEA has received an increasing number of reports from poison centers, hospitals and law enforcement regarding these products. Legal weed ban


MARIANNA—Due to the quick selling of tickets for Chipola Show Choir’s A Jazzmatazz Christmas, the Fine Arts Department has added a Sunday matinee on Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 for children ages 18 and younger. Tickets may be purchased in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building or from any Show Choir member. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the Theater box office 30 minutes prior to show time. All those with tickets to any of the Jazzmatazz shows are asked to bring a can of non-perishable food to the concert for donation to local food banks to share the holiday spirit. For more information phone 850-718-2277 or email Culinary Class Three of the upper-culinary students along with Mrs. Nancy Mears traveled to Gainesville on November 18th to the Eastside High School for a day of culinary experiences. The Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts provided chefs who worked with high schools students from all over Florida. Students were involved in several sessions including: Nutrition, Baking and Pastry Arts, the New Culinary, and Plan My Event. BHS seniors Taylor Brantley-Curl, Morgan Davis, and Jahnice Jones all agreed that their favorite part of the day was the chocolate mousse session. They were asked to follow the example and decorate a chocolate mousse cup using mint, raspberries, and cool whip. They each presented their cup and received a grade. This experience should help prepare these students for future careers in restaurant management and chefs as they pursue careers in the Culinary Art. French Club BHS French Club is selling Krispy Kreme Donut Certificates for $5. The certificates do not expire and you can redeem them at any Krispy Kreme store and they save you a dollar on every dozen. This sale ends on December 13th. Calendar of Events Wednesday, Dec. 8th, FCA Huddle at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9th, Girls Basketball, Home against Graceville @ 5:30/6:30; BHS Choir Christmas Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10th, Club Day; Girls Basketball, Home against St. Joe @ 6:00; Boys Basketball, Home against St. Joe @ 8:00 Monday, Dec. 13th, Girls Basketball, Away at Cottondale @ 5:00 Tuesday, Dec. 14th, Final Exams Begin; Boys Basketball, Away at Cottondale @ 6:00/7:30 Wednesday, Dec. 15th, Final ExamsThe County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 9 9 BlountstownElementary School News BlountstownHigh School News BHS culinary arts students attend event in Gainesville NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposal to Amend and/or Repeal a Special Exception for a Conditional Use of Land for a Mud Bog Pit and a Drag Strip Racing Facility in an Agricultural Land Use Area. The proposed use is located on approximately 80 acres of land South of County Road 274, in Sections 31, Township 2 North Range 11 West. The Agricultural Land Use Category allows 1 residential unit per 10 acres with limited agricultural based commercial development, outdoor recreational uses and limited neighborhood commercial development. The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Board and the Calhoun County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Conditional Use on TUESDAY, December 21, 2010, at 1:00 P.M. in the Courthouse Annex, Commission Meeting Room to consider Amendment or Repeal of the Development Order. A copy of the development order may be inspected by the public at the Office of the Calhoun County Clerk of Court. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of these proceedings, and for this purpose such person 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. Dec. 8, 15, 2010 800.247.8420 December 8 1952 – The first acknowledgement of pregnancy on American television occurs during the I Love Lucy episode “Lucy Is Enceinte” (the word “pregnant “was not allowed). December 9 1878 – Greenbacks, paper money issued during the American Civil War to support the Union, pull even with gold for the first time since 1862. The victory was short lived; however, as greenback supporters eventually shifted their allegiance to silver. December 10 1845 – Robert Thompson, a Scottish civil engineer, patents the first pneumatic tire in London, England. December 11 1941 – Nazi German dictator Adolf Hitler declares war on the United States, bringing America, which had been neutral, into the European conflict during World War II. December 12 1800 – The capital of the United States is moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Washington, D.C. December 13 1939 – The first production Lincoln Continental rolls off the assembly line in the United States. The Lincoln Continentals of the 1940s are commonly considered some of the most beautiful production cars ever made. December 14 1944 – The American movie National Velvet premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It boosted 12-year-old English actress Elizabeth Taylor to stardom. This Week in HistoryBy BMS History Department BHSculinary students, Jahnice Jones, Taylor Brantley-Curl, and Morgan Davis, recently traveled to Gainesville for a day with chefs from Johnson and Wales College of Culinary Arts. Writing Camps Blountstown Elementary School started their After School Writing and Science Camps on November 8. Fourth and fifth grade students are learning FCAT skills through hands on science experiments and creative writing projects. In science camp they researched and made power point presentations and models of the solar system. Fourth grade students are doing creative writing through poems, short stories, and collaborative writing activities. Students are having a blast and learning many FCAT skills. There are lots of fun and educational activities planned for them in the weeks to come. Sea-to-See Marine Laboratory On Tuesday, November 30, the Sea-to-See Marine Laboratory from Florida State University in Panacea, Fl., came to B.E.S. The fourth and fifth graders got to learn about marine life and actually touch and feel the marine animals. They learned about sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, stingrays, crustaceans and many other forms of sea life. TOP PHOTO: Students enjoy the Sea-to See Marine Laboratory. MIDDLE AND RIGHT PHOTOS: After School Writing and Science Camps are a big hit with 4th and 5th grade students at BES. Students enjoy writing and science camps, "Sea-to-See"Jazzmatazz Christmas' at Chipola Sunday afternoonPortraiture artist will visit libraryThis is just a friendly reminder to visit the Blountstown Public Library on Saturday, December 11th, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for a birthday celebration. On his special day, Charles Carman Pierce, portraiture artist, will be demonstrating to the public how he does a "quick sketch" in charcoal. If you choose to be a subject (10 years old and up), part of your $25 donation will help raise funds for the Cultural ARTS Division. It is always fascinating to see his drawings come alive right before your eyes! Enjoy some cake while you sit back and watch! This holiday Arts Series event will be held in the Heritage Room of the Library. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 674-5041


JOHN HENRY PRIDGEON John Henry Pridgeon, 85, of Wewahitchka, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010, at his home. He was retired from St. Joe Paper Mill and was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in World War II. He was a member of Wewahitchka First Baptist Church and was a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Clyde and Ginsie E. (Linton) Pridgeon. Survivors include a son, Cleve Pridgeon, and his wife, Sheila, of Wewahitchka; a grandson, Jerrett Pridgeon; and a sister, Minnie Ola McDaniel, of Wewahitchka. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, at Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka with Reverend Charles Pettis officiating. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6745449 or online at THELMA NEVA (WISE) SCOTT Mrs. Thelma Neva (Wise) Scott, 78, of Tallahassee passed away early Saturday morning, December 4, 2010, in Monticello, FL. Thelma was born on July 2, 1932 in Westville, FL, and grew up in Calhoun County and had lived in Tallahassee over 50 years. She retired from the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Blind Services with 25 years of service. Thelma was a member of the Lake Talquin Baptist Church. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Ronal Wise and Ester (Hudson) Wise; a sister, Annie Pearl Story; and a granddaughter, Tracy Free. Survivors include her husband, Ben Scott, of Tallahassee, FL; four sons, Sidney E. (Gene) Free and wife, Patricia, of Bristol, FL, Randy Scott and Joanie of Tallahassee, FL, James David Free of Blountstown, FL, and Gary Alan (Bud) Free of Blountstown; four daughters, Sidonia Marie (Donnei) Deighton of Lloyd, FL, Suzanne Scott of Tallahassee, Linda Sable of Blountstown, and Sheryl Diane (Sue) Bowen of White Springs, FL; three brothers, A.J. Wise and wife, Jackie, Willie D. Wise, and Royce Gene Wise, all of Blountstown; three sisters, Edna Stephens of Blountstown, Glenda Downs and husband, Jim, of Land O’Lakes, FL, and Merlene Cooke of Homosassa Springs, FL; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 6, at 11 am (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roger Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). DAVID E. STUMP Mr. David E. Stump, 56, of Blountstown, FL, passed away early Saturday morning, November 27, 2010, in Panama City, FL. David was born on August 28, 1954 in Elmira, NY, and had lived in Blountstown since 2005, coming from Port Saint Joe, FL. He was a painter and a cabinet maker. David was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Stump, and a brother, Gary Stump. Survivors include his wife, Penny Stump, of Blountstown; mother, Charlotte Stump, of Elmira, NY; daughter, Jessica Cain, and her husband, Chris, of Kinard, FL; brother, Steven Stump, of Elmira, NY; grandson, Austin Cain, of Kinard; mother and father-in-law, Christine and Clark Bird, of Port Saint Joe. Memorial services were held Thursday, December 2, at 1 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Reverend David Nichols officiation. Memorialization was by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266).The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 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 With the slogan Let us show you the difference a caring neighbor can make,Ž Adams Funeral Home provides families with service with true compassion. Located in Blountstown and Bristol, Adams Funeral Home offers families old-fashioned customer service tied in with modern technology, while at the same time giving grieving families space and privacy. Adams Funeral Home guarantees to have competitive and fair prices while being sensitive to a familys needs. Families experience patience and sympathy as attendants are on hand to offer advice, listen to concerns and be considerate of families needs during a grieving time. Parthenon of Blountstown Team Player of the Month George Marshall Parthenon H ealth c are of Blountstown named George Marshall as September Team Player of the Month. Since June 2009, Marshall has worked as an Activities Assistant. He is responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual programs, in accordance with the residents assessment and care plan. When asked how his work experience has been, George said, Everyday is a new day, brings new challenges, possibly the opportunity to do something youve never done beforeŽ. Congratulations! OBITUARIES The family of Jamarey Pennywell wish to extend their appreciation and heartfelt thanks for the prayers, acts of kindness, messages of sympathy, food, and all the support shown to our family during the loss of our loved one. Gwen and Otis Pennywell, Sr. and Family Message of Thanks Christmas on the SquareHoliday shoppers gathered at Magnolia Square in Blountstown Saturday for the annual Eastern Star Christmas on the Square. The event featured arts, crafts, food, music, and visits with Santa Claus. Message of Thanks Cub Scout Pack #137 would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Ramsey Piggly Wiggly, McDonald’s, and the Quick Pic for supporting the 2nd Annual Christmas Chili fundraiser. We would also like to thank everyone that purchased chili and sweet treats. We are grateful to all the parents for their help and support. It was a great success. Pack #137 Nona Borelli, Michelle Thrasher, John McClellan, Scott Lawarre, Robyn Hill, and Joe Todd 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


The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 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. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560 Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 W W E E ' V V E E G G O O T T Y Y O O U U C C O O V V E E R R E E D D ! 850-674-8092 Cell: 573-0616Williams Home Improvements NO MONEY UP FRONT PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES ROOFINGPROFESSIONALS Res. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560 Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 ACME APPLIANCE REPAIR Reasonable Rates/Friendly Service Warranty Service On GE € Hotpoint € Fridgidaire € Whirlpool € Maytag 850-639-2225 Office 850-348-0351 Alltel Cell McPherson Pest Control Howard Boyd, Sales & Service 7979 Shady Grove Road, Grand Ridge, FL 32424 Cell: 850-447-1507 Home: 850-237-1338 Across from Wakulla Bank in Downtown Blountstown  674-1988 Open Monday Saturday 5 AM Noon Connie's Kitchen Auto Sales, Inc. 19984 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 850-237-2424 Cell 850-899-0979 Fax 850-237-2433 James and Sherry Grover Portable Buidings Carolina Carports Legal 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 COURTSLegal NoticeB I D N O T I C E S T A T E H O U S I N G I N I T A I T I V E S “ S H I P P R O G R A M ” The Calhoun Board of County Commissioners will accept sealed bids on behalf of its State Housing Initiatives Partnership “SHIP”Program for the rehab of houses and roof repairs until 12:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.Bids may be delivered to the Clerk’s Office in the Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida 32424.Bids must arrive before deadline.Bids will be opened at 5:00 p.m.or as soon afterwards as possible.Bids must be sealed in an envelope marked “sealed bid for ship rehab”and identified by the name of the firm, and the date and time of the bid opening. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.local time in room 117 in the Calhoun County Building Department located on the 1st floor of the Calhoun County Courthouse.Bid sheets and specifications will be available at the meeting.It is the responsibility of the contractor to purchase all permits deemed necessary. Bidders must provide proof of general liability and workman’s compensation insurance in the bid package.The insurance must be in force at the time of the bid opening.As an alternative to providing workman’s compensation insurance, the prospective bidder shall provide proof of worker’s compensation exemption.Any person claiming to be exempt shall be subject to an on-the-job inspection for proof of exemption and license of all workers on job site. Minority contractors are encouraged to participate.Calhoun County is an equal opportunity jurisdiction.The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality.The signing of the contract is contingent upon the approval of and/or release of funds by the Florida housing finance agency. Effective April 22, 2010 any contractor performing renovation, repair or painting on any pre 1978 built home will be required to be a certified firm and employ at least one certified lead renovator. CALHOUN COUNTY IS /AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COUNTY.Legal NoticeA C C E P T I N G S E A L E D B I D S THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CALHOUN COUNTY WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS FOR NEW SEPTIC SYSTEMS UNTIL 12:00 P.M.ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010.BIDS WILL BE OPENED ON DECEMBER 21, 2010 AT 5:00 P.M.OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS IS PRACTICAL. SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE “SHIP”OFFICE.FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CALL DAN CLEMONS AT 674-2571or 674-4551 THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS. CALHOUN COUNTY IS /AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING COUNTY Pet of The Week Pixie would love a home for Christmas! She is a baby female Beagle/Rat Terrier mix and is available for adoption at the Partners for Pets shelter in Marianna. It is located at 4011 Maintenance Dr., and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Please call 482-4570 for more information or you may visit www.partnersforpets.petfin der We wish to publicly acknowledge the Pedigree Foundation for their recent contribution. Red Hat Society to meetThe Red Hat Society will meet Thursday, Dec. 9, at noon CST at the Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol. All members are encouraged to attend. 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 ! Summerlin Motors3905 W. Hwy. 90 in MariannaHAND-PICKED QUALITY CARS & TRUCKSBEST DEAL IN THE TRI-STATE AREA!Toll Free: 1-888-740-8222Bus: (850) 526-5254 Res: (850) 762-3679SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM! W.A.C


F F o o r r R R e e n n t t 2 bedroom trailers for rent.Garbage service, laundrymat available. Call 674-4011 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. Two bedroom, two bath mobile home for rent located six miles north of Blountstown on Hwy.69 North.Water, sewer, and grass mowing provided. Deposit required.No pets.Call 674-8888.F F o o r r S S a a l l e e Happy Jack Liquivic: Recognized safe & effective against hook & roundworms by US Center for Veterinary Medicine.ALTHA FARMERS COOP (762-8749). Hospital bed in great condition.Call 447-4647. Toys, games, books, drum set, quitars, skateboard, push scooter.Call 762-4777. Single lid diamond plate truck tool box “Better Built”.Fits full size truck, $150.Call 643-6808. Antique Duncan Phyfe drop leaf dining table. Dimensions with leaves up to 36”w, 54”l, 30”h, $50.Call 762-3881. George Forman rotisserie, new, $29.95;2 designer handbags, $12.95.Call 674-8376. (2) children’s chairs, 1 rocker, $25, 1 straight, $10.Call 674-8376.N N o o w w H H i i r r i i n n g 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.L L o o s s t t Lost Black and tan Chihuahua.Has two patches of hand missing on his back.Missing since Monday on Rose St.Call 674-6940.P P e e t t s s f f o o r r S S a a l l e e Adorable AKC Shih Tzu puppies.Variety of ages and colors available.Age appropriate shots and health certificates.Call 643-7728 or 674-4313.R R o o o o m m F F o o r r R R e e n n t t Roommate needed to share a nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Blountstown.Private area inside city limits, $350 includes utilities. Call 447-1680, ask for Ginny.Pets are negotiable.G G r r a a f f t t i i n n g g P P e e r r m m i i s s s s i i o o n n ATTENTION:The lady who stopped by my plant booth asking about grafting persimmons, please call Gene Ryals at 7623388.Y Y a a r r d d S S a a l l e e Yard sale Saturday, 7:00 a.m.12:00, take Hwy.69 N.from Blountstown to left on John G.Bryant Rd, at 1/2 mile to left on Woodmont Rd.Third two story home on the right.Free standing Everlast punching bag with weight bench, large variety of toys, children’s books and VHS tapes, men, women, and teen clothes, and much more.Call 674-2668 for more details. Yard sale Saturday at 20263 SW Magnolia Ave. Infant to plus size clothing, toys, Christmas items, crossbow, weight machine, and much more.Last weekend everything must go.6741331. Multi family yard sale Saturday, 7:00 -11:00, 1 mile west of Altha on Hwy.274.Christmas decorations, toys, young children’s clothes including (boys and girls), household items.Call 762-4537 or 762-8423 for details.The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 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 Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley 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 The best time to fish is just a click away... Good Luck! ...and Wear A Life Jacket! moon phases solunar tables river readings Need A Rubber Stamp? Place Your Order With Us For Fast Service at Reasonable Prices The County Record Between Hopkins and Badcock 674-5041 We’re Back! Providing quality non-warranty repairs to the Calhoun County & Bristol areas. Your most trusted appliance repair provider for over 10 years. Parrish Appliance Call (850) 447-2454 to s chedule Servicing most brands of major household appliances Look for us on Facebook! parrishappliance@yahoo Owners: Kevin & Liz POSITIONS AVAILABLE Police Chief The Ci ty of B lo untst o wn is seeking applicants to fill the Police Chief position in the Blountstown Police Department Current Police Chief is in the Florida Retirement System Drop Program and is scheduled to leave January 31, 2011 after more than 6 years as Police Chief. 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. Knowledge of modern police administration, methods, and practices, and of scientific crime prevention and detection gained through education, training, self-study, and experience. Considerable experience in modern police work which has afforded progressively responsible experience in a variety of police functions, including responsible supervisory police duties and completion of required minimum standards. Applicant must be able to pass a criminal background check. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalency, a valid State of Florida driver’s license required. A ll App lic at io ns ar e du e by D ece mb e r 30, 2010 by 4:00pm. INTERVIEW: A candidate selected for interview will be required to visit the City of Blountstown at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the City Council. Only those applicants short listed will be called for interviews. The City of Blountstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a Drug Free Workplace. Certified Nursing Assistant Class Begins January 10th Applications can be picked up at Bl o untst ow n H ealth & R eha b Center Class time 9am til 3pm Mon.-Fri. Interviews will be conducted NOW HIRING Now Hiring self motivated,licensed dental hygienist to perform routine dental cleanings on the elderly. If you like a variety in your day to day work schedule and would like to make a difference in the oral health of the senior population, this might be the job you are looking for. Please fax your resume to 850-674-2951. Accepting Applications The Blountstown Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer. All applicants must be at least 19 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a high school graduate or equivalent, of good moral character, not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement and certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Applications may be picked up at the Blountstown Police Department located at 16908 NE Pear Street. The deadline for applying is December 21, 2010. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace Dec. 8, 15, 2010 F&L Auction We would like to invite everyone out to a Chr i s t mas Auction De c 11, 7 p.m. ET Lots of new toys and other new items for adults. Also, lots of good used items. Come on out and be with us. Loc a t e d b e tw ee n Ho s fo r d & Te logi a South on 65 Left on Burlington Rd. Look for Signs Ph on e 850-379-8410 Auction Lic. # AE412 Bus. Lic. # AB2969


The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 ONSELECTNEWTRUCKS CheckUsoutOnFacebook! GuaranteedCreditApproval Bad,Good,Little,TooMuch ƒItDoesntMatter ƒApprovalIn5Minutes!Ž 4909Hwy.9 0E€Marianna (850)526-3456 (800)944-6726 REBATESASHIGHAS $ 6,500 $ 6,000Wehaveasleighfulof excitingdeals,justin timefortheholidays!Turbo,OneOwner,Only19KMiles, Leather,EveryOption!#67781$19,698 2007PONTIAC SOLSTICEGXPLeather,Sunroof,Fully Loaded,#34809MUST$EE! 2008GMC ACADIA LocalTrade,Only3KMiles,#68253ONLY$26,985 2010CHEVY SILVERADO4DrWagon,TW,CC,PWDLW,CD, Sat,46K,#34719$9,985 2009CHRYSLER PTCRUISERExtendedCab,PowerPkg,Tow Pkg,Very,VeryClean#68231$21,985 2008CHEVY 4X4MUST$EE! 2009FORD F150KING RANCHCrewCab,LocalTrade, Sunroof,Loaded,#68331 Loaded,Alloys,MP3,PowerPkg, WhyBuyNew???#34539$18,985 2010FORD FUSIONSE ONLY$20,985 2010JEEP GRAND CHEROKEEFullyLoaded! #34839 MUST$EE! 2008GMC SIERRASLTLoaded,LocalTrade #68561 FullyLoaded,Navigation,#67681ONLY$24,985 2009NISSAN MURANO GreatGasMileage #67941$17,985 2009TOYOTA MATRIX ONLY$24,985 2006CHEVY 3/4TON DuramaxDiesel,#68621 Main Street Presents “Movie on the Square” Blountstown Main Street hosted the Movie on the Square Friday night. "A Christmas Carol" starring Jim Carrey was the feature. Folks bundled up and enjoyed hot chocolate, popcorn, and pizza.Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown in conjunction with Parthenon Healthcare, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida. Recently staff members, Renee Hamilton, Sharon McClellan, Jennifer Benton and Agnes Malone were honored at the Grand Opening of the Ronald McDonald House located in Pensacola, Fl. The Ronald McDonald House helps family members stay with their children during times of illness. The staff at Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown hosts fundraisers throughout the year to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. On December 11th, we will be hosting a Christmas Bazaar with toys, clothing, small appliances, hotdogs and snow cones. We will also be providing free blood pressure checks and Santa will make an appearance. Please feel free to stop by and enjoy the events and make a purchase that will make a difference. For more information or if you would like to donate items, please contact Sharon McClellan or Jennifer Benton at 850674-5464. All donations are tax deductible.Parthenon hosting a Christmas Bazaar on SaturdayThe Liberty County Arts Council will present 75 cast members from three area counties Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. ET, in its annual performance of The Nutcracker. 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. Nutcracker' on stage at Veterans Memorial this SundayBlountstown Main Street will meet Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at El Jalisco Mexican restaurant in Blountstown. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization is urged to attend.Main Street meeting set


The County Record, DECEMBER 8, 2010, Page 14 Making This RightBeaches Claims CleanupEconomic Investment Environmental RestorationHealth and Safety Wildlife 2010 BP, E&PFor 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: My familys been “shing for eight generations. Its just a way of life. Thats why weve got to get this cleaned up.ŽPete Floyd Commercial Fisherman, Pascagoula, MississippiWhen the spill hit, a lot of people said it would be the end. BP said they would try to make this right. But how was an energy company going to help a “sherman? Putting People to Work The “rst thing they did was rent my boat and hire me to help with the cleanup. They made up my losses so I could pay my bills. And they worked with all kinds of people here from “shermen and shrimpers to restaurant owners. It helped us keep our businesses open. And it helped us make ends meet so we could support our families. Staying for the Long Haul When they capped the well in July and “nally killed it, we were all relieved. But would BP stick around? Well, they did. The beaches are clean and were back on the water “shing so things are getting a whole lot better. They are still here and have said they will keep working for as long as it takes. Getting Back to Normal BP asked me to share my story with you to keep you informed. If you still need help, please call 1-866-448-5816 or go to If youre wondering what you can do, well … the next time youre shopping, buy a little Gulf seafood. There is none “ner.