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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010 103rd Year, No. 18 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) TRAGEDYBlaze claims family's homeB 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 rIt was a tragic end to a holiday weekend for a Blountstown family that lost their home to an early morning blaze on Monday. Both the West Side and Blountstown fire departments responded to the fire that broke out at 16937 NW 12th Street around 1:30 a.m. The mobile home was fully involved when firefighters arrived. John Barton, 31, Amy Gagner, 24, and their three sons, ages two, four, and six, all made it safely out of the home, but John was taken to CalhounLiberty Hospital by EMS where he was treated for smoke inhalation. 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. 29...8PM... 2 2 . 7 7 ' Dec. 31...8PM... 2 2 . 7 7 ' Jan. 2...6AM... 2 2 . 7 7 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITION The County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!COURTWise, School Board settleB 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 rA federal lawsuit filed by former Calhoun County Clerk of Court Willie D. Wise against the Calhoun County School Board and former Blountstown Elementary School Vice Principal Debbie Williams was resolved during mediation last Tuesday. “We consider this to be a win,” says Vicki Davis, Assistant Superintendent for Calhoun County Schools. “This was a nuisance value settlement. We did not settle the case because we did anything wrong; in fact, the opposite is true. At a low dollar amount, taking into account the high cost of continued litigation, it made better sense to protect the taxpayers of the county and resolve the case, especially  APPLIANCES  PAINT  LUMBER  BUILDING MATERIALS  TOOLS  FLOOR COVERING & MORE WALDORFF A CE H ARDWAR E 25615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA. 762-3228 We wish you and your family a safe, happy and prosperous new year! DINE IN OR CARRY OUT 19838 SR 20 West Blountstown, FL 674-3838 LOOKING BACK BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorThe search is on for Calhoun County’s Baby New Year 2011! If you or someone you know has a baby on New Year’s Day or the week following, please let The County Record know so we can feature the baby in our next edition. Remember, even if the baby was not born on Jan. 1, it may still be the first baby of the new year. The baby must reside in Calhoun County. When reporting your news, please include the parents’ names, phone number and where they reside. Details can be phoned in to 674-5041 or emailed to news@ thecountyrecord.netFIRST BABYSearch is on for New Year baby YEARENDREVIEWLooking back at the headlines of 2010JANUARYCalhoun County’s first baby of 2010 arrived Saturday, January 2, at 5:03 p.m at Jackson Hospital. The daughter of Tiffany Ballard and Jason Keith of Blountstown, little Kaylee measured 183/4 inches in length and weighed in at just five pounds, 10 ounces. Mason Payne and Cessna Folsom were crowned Mr. and Miss AHS during Altha homecoming festivities. The Blountstown High School basketball team saluted cancer survivors during the Hoops for Hope event. District 5 School Board member Danny Hassig made a motion to terminate the contract of Patrick Bell who was hired over the summer as a lobbyist at a salary of $3000 per month. The motion died for lack of a second. Blountstown’s own Valerie Jones headed to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. She was among the stars of New Low a film written and directed by Adam Bowers, one of her University of Florida classmates, that was featured at the festival. Folks of all ages marched through downtown Blountstown in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as part of his birthday celebration. Rescue workers searched for a missing boater believed to have drowned on the Apalachicola River. Ernest “Pee Wee” Prevatte, 48, went missing Jan. 24 when the boat he was in with his son-inlaw, Robert Bailey, Sr., 35, sank after they ran out of gas. Bailey made it safely to Trammell Bridge, but Prevatte never surfaced. A body recovered in the Apalachicola River just below Trammell Bridge in Liberty County was positively identified as John Mark Slappey. Missing since Dec. 20, Slappey, 34, of Albany, GA, was duck hunting on Lake Seminole from a float tube when he drifted toward the Jim Woodruff Dam and was swept through a lock. Dr. Jerry Skipper was named the new president of the medical staff for Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Elections were held at the medical staff’s quarterly staff meeting in December. Dr. Skipper replaced outgoing president, Dr. Cliff Bristol. Vice president is Dr. Iqbal Faruqi and secretary is Dr. Misbah Farooqi. FEBRUARY Calhoun County Take Stock in Children Council members interviewed local ninth graders Jan. 28 who applied for a Take Stock in Children Scholarship. Council Members were pleased to award three scholarships to David Causey, from Blountstown High School and Michaela Strawn and Trevor Wriston, from Altha School. The search for a missing boater ended Feb. 5 after rescue workers recovered the body of Ernest “Pee Wee” Prevatt just north of Bristol on the Apalachicola River. Five members of Altha School’s girls’ weightlifting team headed for the state finals on Feb.13. KK Beauchamp, Serena Bradford, Haley Chason, Elizabeth Gratz, and Christina Watson all qualified for the state meet. Blountstown Tiger Leon Broxton prepared to head to Kansas to play football for Butler College. A signing ceremony was held with family and coaches in the school media center. School Board members were seriously researching ways to build a new K-12 school in Altha. A School Board workshop was held to discuss potential options for constructing new schools across the county. Northwest Floridians received a rare treat when snow flurries came falling down. Although it was melting before it hit the ground in our community, many Calhoun Countians headed for the state line where there was plenty of accumulation. Members of the Blountstown Rotary Club were reaching out through Rotary International and sending $2000 worth ofSee Y Y E E A A R R I I N N R R E E V V I I E E W W page 3 See F F I I R R E E page 2 See W W I I S S E E C C A A S S E E page 2


BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Blountstown man was taken into custody Thursday night after a routine traffic stop turned up meth. Gordon Ammons, 52, has been charged with possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Jared Nichols was southbound on SR 69 around 5:30 p.m. when he stopped Ammons for failing to make a complete stop att a stop sign. Dep. Eddie Dalton searched Ammons and located a glass meth pipe, bag and straw with meth residue.BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA routine traffic stop ended in one arrest after the driver fled and was found to be in possession of drugs. Richard Leon Broxton, 25, has been charged with obstruction by disguised person, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, no motor vehicle registration, and driving while his license was suspended or revoked. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Dep. Scotty Norris and Dep. McGhee pulled a vehicle over on Mark Norris Road Dec. 20 for no tag. As they approached, they observed a white male run south from the vehicle. Dep. Bobby Sims responded and they learned a vehicle had pulled out a short distance away. Dep. Sims stopped the car and noticed the passenger fit the suspect’s description. He initially gave a false name and birthdate, then admitted his true identity. A clear plastic bag of marijuana was located in his pocket. The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, Page 2 USPS 135-060 Published every Wednesday by Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc. 20311 Central Avenue West Blountstown, FL 32424 PHONE: 850-674-5041 •FAX: 850-674-5008 e-mail: 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 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 D D e e c c . 2 2 0 0 : : Anthony Banks, violation of probation; Kyndal Williams, manufacture of meth, trafficking in meth, possession of listed chemicals, child endangerment, possession of less than 20 grams marijuana D D e e c c . 2 2 1 1 : : Richard Broxton, obstruction by disguised person, possession of less than 20 grams marijuana, DWLSR with knowledge, no motor vehicle registration D D e e c c . 2 2 2 2 : : George Francis Gore, principle in first degree; Roger Gary Driggers, burglary of unoccupied structure, grand theft l/t $5000, criminal mischief l/t $1000, violation of probation; Donnie Manning, violation of community control; Eugene Egler, violation of probation; Kevin Mahoney, DUI, damage to property, leaving the scene of crash involving property damage D D e e c c . 2 2 3 3 : : Calesta Manasco, violation of probation; Gordon Ammons, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia; Randy Benjamin Smith, violation of probation D D e e c c . 2 2 6 6 : : Sarah Day, DWLSR with knowledge 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 D D e e c c . 2 2 0 0 : : Arnold Ray Pitts, county violation of probation; Kyndal Williams, holding for CalhounD D e e c c . 2 2 1 1 : : Jacarri Hills, county violation of probation; Earnest Pearson, county violation of probation; Tracy Todd, aggravated battery, felony domestic battery by strangulation, criminal mischief with property damage over $1000 D D e e c c . 2 2 2 2 : : Donnie Manning, state violation of probation D D e e c c . 2 2 4 4 : : Aaron Everett, DUI, VOP warrant, possession of l/t 20 grams marijuana D D e e c c . 2 2 6 6 : : Sarah Day, hold for Calhoun D D e e c c . 2 2 7 7 : : Felicia Engram, county VOPT 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 . According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Dep. Bobby Sims and Dep. McGhee spoke with Barton who advised the fire started in the back bedroom where a space heater was in use. He said Gagner had been in the room and noticed the wall outlet start sparking. Barton attempted to cut the power to the room, but said it was too late and the wall caught fire. After getting his family out, John went back inside to attempt to put the fire out with a garden hose, but was unsuccessful. The mobile home was a total loss. Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers responded at 3:30 a.m. The Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary lodging, clothes and food. If you would like to help local disaster victims, please call the Red Cross at 850-763-6587 or log on to Notice of Change of Land Use The City of Blountstown proposes to change the Use of Land within the area shown in the map in this advertisement. A Publ ic H ea r ing on the pr o p osa l w i ll b e he l d on J an u a ry 11, 2011 at 6:30 PM at 17262 A ng l e S t r eet Bl o u ntsto w n Fl o r ida in the Cit y Co u nci l M eeting R oo m. THE CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN WILL HOLD AMNESTY CLEAN-UP FO R R ESIDENTIAL CUSTOME R S ONLY THIS IS F R EE OF CHARGE AND WILL BE HELD F R IDAY DECEMBE R 24, 2010 TH R OU G H MONDAY J ANUA R Y 10, 2011 PIC K UP ITEMS : COUCHES, OLD BEDS, BICYCLES, APPLIANCES, AIR CONDITIONERS, MISCELLANEOUS JUNK. WILL NOT PIC K UP : CHEMICALS/PAINTS, BATTERIES, TIRES, BUILDING DEBRIS, COMMERCIAL OR CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS. PLACE ALL ITEMS AT THE CURBSIDE FOR PICK-UP. SEPARATE ALL APPLIANCE ITEMS AND ALL LIMBS/ YARD DEBRIS AND THEY WILL BE PICKED UP. NOTICE YA R D DEB R IS ( LIMBS LEA V ES ETC .) WILL BE PIC K ED UP ON MONDAYS Fire destroys home cont'd CRIME REPORT"Cigarette bandits" busted for convenience store heistBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorTwo Calhoun County men dubbed the “cigarette bandits” were apprehended last Wednesday for a Washington County burglary. Roger Gary Driggers, 58, who manages the Breakaway Dragstrip, has been charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft, criminal mischief, and violation of probation. George Francis Gore has been charged as a principle in the first degree. According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Dep. Bobby Sims, Dep. Scotty Norris, and Inv. Michael Bryant responded to the drag strip following a request for assistance by Washington County authorities. A suspect fitting Driggers’ description was being sought for a convenience store break-in where two trash cans filled with cigarettes were stolen. Driggers and Gore were found at a residence at the drag strip with Driggers’ clothing matching the description of the suspect and Gore’s car like the one on the store’s video surveillance tape. A large number of cartoned cigarettes were discovered in the trunk. The pair were booked into the Calhoun County Jail. Sources say they are suspects in other burglaries around the tri-state area involving the theft of over $100,000 worth of cigarettes. in these tough economic times.” Wise filed the lawsuit back in April, alleging Williams violently spanked his grandchild back in October of 2008 after the child became upset when Williams took a book from her. He said the spanking left a bruise on the child’s buttock. Educators rallied in support of Williams, who is now vice principal at Blountstown High School. “With the settlement, neither the School Board nor Ms. Williams makes any admission of wrongdoing or liability,” Davis remarked in a press release. The case was resolved for an undisclosed amount. Davis would only confirm that Wise would receive “less than five percent of his original money demand.” Wise was represented by Attorney Marie Mattox who said she could not disclose the amount the case was settled for, but stated, “The matter has been resolved.” Vicki Davis further stated, “The School Board commends Debbie Williams for her grace and professionalism throughout the time that she and her family have dealt with this lawsuit. The Board believes that she is one of the finest educators in the county and is proud of her performance as assistant principal of Blountstown High School.”Wise case DRIGGERS GORERoutine traffic stop ends in arrest of Blountstown man on meth chargesDriver flees, found with marijuana in his pocket BROXTON AMMONS


The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3 We would just like to say something there isn’t always time to during the year. We truly appreciate your support, your patronage and, most of all, your friendship. Thank you for helping make our 31st year a success! We will continue to serve you with good, friendly service in the years ahead! SELECTED ITEMS REDUCED Jon Plummer, Pharmacist  20370 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL Phone 850-674-2222 The sale excludes the following:  Beatriz Ball  Anything Already Clearance  Registry Items  Mareana Jewelry  Special Orders Open New Year’s Eve 8 til 4 CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY Select from our Bridal Registry for Haley Bozeman and Jonn Rogers B B R R A A G G S S H H O O P PJ J o o n n a a t t h h a a n n , w w e e a a r r e e s s o o p p r r o o u u d d o o f f y y o o u u f f o o r r m m a a k k i i n n g g t t h h e e D D e e a a n n ' s s L L i i s s t t a a t t G G e e o o r r g g i i a a T T e e c c h h !L L o o v v e e , M M o o m m , J J i i m m , R R a a v v e e n n , S S a a g g e e & & T T i i m m o o t t h h y yThe Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is now accepting donations of gently used, unwanted items for the Annual Rummage Sale in March. All proceeds directly support the Museum in its mission to preserve our shared heritage. Please call 850-6742777 to arrange pickup or drop off times. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida Since the early 1800’s. We are locate behind Sam Atkins Park.Donations sought for sale at the Settlement The Kids Helping Kids Committee of Blue Springs Society, C.A.R. collected diapers and baby toiletries to help the Chipola Healthy Start Coalition's holiday donation drive to benefit children in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington Counties. Carmen Smith, on right, is pictured accepting the C.A.R. donation from members, shown from left, Brent Melvin, Carly Miller, Dillon Melvin, and Danielle Melvin.Kids Helping Kids The first Blountstown Main Street meeting of the new year will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at The Country Creamery. All members and anyone interested in getting involved in downtown revitalization is invited to attend.Main Street meeting set for Jan. 13 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 tCalCo Travel has tickets available to see "West Side Story" at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Saturday, January 29, 2011. The show begins at 2:00 PM ET. The film became popular in the 50's and soars as the greatest love story of all time. Features classic songs as: "Something's Coming, Tonight, America, I feel Pretty," and "Somewhere." People say that being at the "Fox Theatre" is like being in a New York City Theatre! Seats are available on floor level--the best seats in the house--for just $50 per ticket. (This is for tickets only, we are not providing transportation.) If anyone is interested please call 674-4163--they will go quickly.West Side Story' trip is planned


The December 9, 2010, Blountstown Woman's Club meeting and Holiday Potluck, with Jessie Mae Price, President, at the helm, took place at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. Dorothy Ayers gave a touching and memorable Devotional. Centered around the story of Baby Jesus, and his ultimate powerful presence on earth, the song, "Mary Did You Know?" was recited and commented upon. The invocation followed. An array of delicious and colorful potluck dishes were served on tables decorated by Peck Eldridge, Arts & Crafts Chairman, and one of the main Hostesses of the day. Red tablecloths, gold runners, and poinsettia centerpieces brought cheer and a real sense of the coming season. Holiday donations for the club consisted of a $100 check to the Calhoun Senior Center. Also, an abundant amount of food stuffs was delivered to the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Take Stock in Children, our local scholarship and mentor program, will also be a regular community resource for giving. This December meeting was a festive and 'artsy' holiday gathering. Chapter members' arts and crafts projects were exhibited and judged for entry in the coming February District meeting, to be hosted by our local chapter. There will be 75 100 women from the District 2 area chapters here in northern Florida, and each chapter will have art entries for a final winners' choice. Peck Eldridge, with a crew of helpers, arranged the local projects according to categories -Painting, Photography, Crafts (stained glass, jewelry, beadwork, floral arrangements, embroidery, to name a few). Blue Ribbons, or First Prize items will be part of the February exhibition. This is a huge undertaking! Our local chapter wholeheartedly thanks our two local pros and art critics -Adrienne Wood and Dr. Tamaria Joyner for their time and expertise. Twelve members entered arts projects for this event. All were of high quality and very well done. First place blue ribbons went to the following: Peck Eldridge Stained glass, shell on green background; and Photograph, digital scenic, sky and sun rays; Jo Johnson, Crewel embroidery, flowers, large; Karen MacClendon, Photography, desert, cactus scene, and Embroidery, 'Plants of Calhoun County; Clara McCroan, Photograph, grandchildren; Helen Maloy, Beadwork, jewelry, black & white necklace/earring set; and, Connie Williford, beadwork, gold fabric collar with pearls. Lilia Smith was the recipient of a beautiful quilt for the Quilt raffle. Jeannette Johnson won a special wrapped gift. Both were surprised and delighted. The meeting ended on a most positive note, all looking forward to the coming new year with renewed energy for new community projects.The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 4 4 17324 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL 6744557 As The Clock Strikes Midnight... We’d like to wish our loyal customers health, wealth, and love in the new year! 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January 1 1937 An American classic gets its title; Spam is named at a party at the Hormel (meatpacking Company) Mansion in Minnesota. January 2 1903 – U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt closes a post office in Missouri for refusing to employ an AfricanAmerican postmistress. January 3 1959 – Alaska is granted statehood as the 49th state, and first new state to be added since Arizona in 1912. January 4 1962 Beneath the streets of New York City, the first unmanned automatic subway train begins service. This Week in HistoryBy BMS History Department To the Editor, I am a concerned citizen of Calhoun County and would like to know what happened to the signs that were in front of the high school. I drove by and saw the signs that read “God Bless Our Military”, “God Bless America”, and “Happy Birthday Jesus”. They were so appropriate and when I saw them it reminded me of what Christmas is really all about. I am 83 years old and I can remember when we were allowed to say what we believed and to rejoice and celebrate the birth of Christ our Lord. The signs are still on the corner at SR 71 & Hwy. 20, but have been stolen from in front of the school. Mr. McClellan, I hope the removal of the signs was not an issue of the Calhoun County School Board. If you or anyone knows anything about the disappearance of these signs I would truly like to hear your response. God Bless, Martha Baggett LETTER TO THE EDITORWhat happened to the signs in front of school? Pet of the WeekBacall is a 4-5 month old female wire-haired Terrier mix, and is available for adoption at the Partners for Pets shelter. It is located at 4011 Maintenance Dr., in Marianna. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. You may call 482-4570 for more information or you may visit www.partnersforpets.petfin Thanks to everyone in the community for their support in 2010. If you are making a New Year’s resolution to stop smoking, why not attend the free class/support group known as “Quit Smoking Now”. The curriculum was developed by ex-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers themselves. Meetings are held once weekly from noon – 1pm EST and there is no cost to attend. The next series begins Monday, January 24, at the Veteran’s Memorial Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way (off Hwy. 12 South) in Bristol. Free NRT available for class participants. Call or email Brigitta Nuccio to register (850) 482-6500 or bnuccio@bigbendahec.orgQuit Smoking Now' will begin Jan. 24 in BristolThe Torreya Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 3, at the Calhoun County Extension Office. All members are urged to attend. Want to learn to paint with watercolors? The Blountstown Public Library will begin another FREE 4 part series of adult beginning watercolor classes. The sessions are geared to those who are new to the media. It's time to FREE everyone up to discover the artist within and the joy of color. Anna Layton loves to inspire rather than instruct so join her in this fun and lively exploration! Class dates are on Saturdays: January 8, 15, 29, and February 5 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Everyone MUST attend the first session. Participants limited to 12 adults so call the Library right away to sign up at 674-8773. Materials provided. For more information, ask for Anna Layton, Cultural ARTS coordinator, extension 22.Adult watercolor classes to be held at the libraryTorreya Garden Club will meet Monday night at ExtensionBlountstown Woman's Club holds holiday potluck dinner


“shelter in a box” to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The Blountstown Tigers battled it out with the Graceville Tigers for the district title. BHS was edged in overtime, but remained in the playoffs. Calhoun County school officials honored the best of the best when they announced the 2010 Teacher of the Year, Wendy Guilford, and School Related Employee of the Year, Rhonda O’Bryan. Local foxhound owners battled it out with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) over the fox hunting controversy. The (FWC) voted to temporarily prohibit the chasing of foxes and coyotes in enclosures, while moving forward to draft rules guiding such enclosures in Florida. Calhoun-Liberty Hospital was bursting with pride over the latest recognition for its Board Chairman, Mr. Laddie Williams. After being named Trustee of the Year for all hospitals in Florida in 2009 by the Florida Hospital Association, Mr. Williams was named Trustee of the Year for 2010 for the entire nation by the highly respected magazine, Modern Healthcare The announcement was made in the February 22 edition of the magazine. Blountstown native Crista Capps Wright was named Teacher of the Year for Alachua County. Crista was among 40 school winners in the Gainesville area and went on to win the overall Alachua County award during a recent ceremony. MARCH Maxie Waldorff was honored at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet when he was named Citizen of the Year. Chamber President Elam Stoltzfus noted that, 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. Also honored was Margie Mason who was named Volunteer of the Year. Mason is known for the countless hours she dedicates to the Rotary Club and Eastern Star events. There was plenty of activity in the skies over Calhoun and Liberty counties as the Air Force conducted field exercises. According to a release from Hurlburt Field, training events for Emerald Warrior were underway during March. Residents noticed “a higher than usual number of military vehicles and aircraft noise during the nighttime hours” as well as “simulated munitions fire.” A loophole in the state retirement law allowing elected officials and government workers to “retire” for a month, then go back to their same job with full pay was debated in the community. A Wewahitchka woman was killed when she was struck by a vehicle in Calhoun County. Cherie L. Cantrell, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The team of CaCI Ofc. Kevin Barton, BPD Maj. Rodney Smith, BPD Sgt. Fred Tanner, and CaCI Sgt. Andy Millard, along with K-9 Bud, returned from the National Manhunt Competition in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the first place championship title. Devin Ferrell and Marty Kirkland were the overall winners in the Calhoun and Liberty County Health Department Healthy Communities, Healthy People program second annual 5K and Fun Run held at Torreya State Park. A proposal to close a couple state prisons to populate a private one had leaders around the region up in arms. A press conference was held outside the gates of the Apalachee Correctional Institute in Sneads after word began to spread that panhandle prisons could be on the chopping block. The Blountstown Tiger lifters hosted their only home meet of the season with five team members earning first place honors in their weight classes. Hunter Jenks came in 1st in the 119 class. Chris Byrne was 1st in 129 with Paul Mosley coming in 2nd. Jawon Mosley took 1st in the 139 class. Chaz Fain captured 1st place in the 154 class with Bobby Andrews placing 3rd. Patrick Wilson was 4th in the 169 class. Reed Barton was 2nd in the 199 class with Patrick Pitts earning 4th place honors. Dowling Lee won 1st place in the 238 class and Timmy Girardot came in 3rd. BHS French students competed with over 50 other Florida schools at a state competition in Orlando. The BHS students’ competition results were: Eric Jones, Superior (1st place) in level 2 Poetry, Wesley Vickery, Excellent (2nd place) in Level 1 written test, Katie Strawn, Good (3rd place) in Level 1 Poetry, Brett Tanner, Honorable Mention in Level 2 Extemporaneous Speaking, Daphne Pace, Honorable Mention in Level 1 Written Test, Megan Brown, Good (3rd place) in Project. APRIL Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson (DTallahassee) announced that he had reached an agreement with the Senate Republican Leadership halting the impending clo-The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 Closed New Years Eve 4 PM  Closed New Years Day At the close of the current year, We present our thanks for your shopping here. As an added note, we'd like to say, "Have a great holiday!" Happy New Year! L-R: Travis Pitts, Richard Wise, James Sherrod, Renee Ayers, Tonya Rollins, Joey Wise. Not picture d: Sheila Cauley, Rick & JoAnn Wise Hw. 20 West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-8784 TO OUR FRIENDS. OLD AND NEW... W e’re sending our very best wishes for a Happy N ew Year 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 . . . . . 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The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6 Before the festivities commence, we’d like to take time out to express our sincere gratitude and warm wishes to all our patrons and friends. TNT COLLISION CENTER TOBY GARNETT, O wner 19844 SW South Street, Blountstown, FL (850)674-8646  Fax: (850)674-4914 LIFETIME WARRANTY on ALL Repairs  Professional Frame & Body Repairs  Custom Painting & Pinstriping  Insurance Welcome  Fiberglass Repair WILL P AY UP T O $ 500 O F Y OU R D E DUC TI B LE The things we like most about ringing in a new year are the opportunity to express our thanks to our good friends and neighbors, and the chance to serve you all again in the year ahead. The Calhoun County Courthouse Will Be Closed Friday, December 31stLooking Back cont'd sure of five state-run prison facilities, one of them likely Apalachee Correctional Institution in Jackson County, saving approximately 2,000 jobs. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement hosted their annual Folk Life Days April 8-10 featuring demonstrations relating to home life such as biscuit making, soap making, quilting, knitting, crocheting and washing clothes. Other features relating to life on the farm included beekeeping, blacksmithing, wood carving, making crackling, churning butter and using a saw mill. An Altha man was killed and his passenger injured in a motorcycle accident in Leon County Saturday. Thomas Bradley Brown, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Cynthia F. Parrish, 52, currently of Tallahassee, but originally from Blountstown, was airlifted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in serious condition. Calhoun County was deemed the safest place to live in the state of Florida! Governor Charlie Crist and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced the state’s 2009 Annual Uniform Crime Report. In addition to having the lowest rate, crimes in Calhoun County dropped a remarkable 33.7%. Officers from Calhoun Correctional, the Blountstown Police Department, and Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office participated in the signature event of the law enforcement community’s yearround support of Special Olympics the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Teachers from across the county were rallying behind Blountstown Elementary School’s Assistant Principal, Debbie Williams, who was named in a federal lawsuit filed by former Clerk of Court Willie D. Wise. Educators, children, and other community members gathered at Magnolia Square holding up signs and chanting cheers of support for Williams who was accused of violently spanking Wise’s grandchild back in October 2008 after the child became upset when Williams took a book from her. Wise alleges the spanking left a bruise on the child’s buttock. He further alleged the child was placed in a “vault”and described the room in court documents as “an approximately eight foot by ten foot dark, closed-in room with no windows and a metal door that contains a combination lock.” Wise was suing both Williams and the Calhoun County School District for an undisclosed amount. A Blountstown High School teacher was suspended following student complaints. Ron Mears, the BHSagriculture teacher who led the FFA chapter to national and state wins, was the subject of an investigation into “allegations of educator misconduct.” The specifics of what the students are alleging had not been released. Athletes were honored at the Altha High School winter sports banquet. The stands were packed at the Skeet Davis Arena inside Sam Atkins Park Saturday night for the Florida Panhandle Saddle Club’s 2nd Annual Rodeo. There was plenty of roping, barrel racing, bucking broncs and bull riding, as well as a Buck-A-Thon that raised money for the Calhoun County Take Stock in Children scholarship fund. Rachel Williams and Devin Ferrell were the overall winners in the Carr School FFA 5K and Fun Run. Princeton Grant and Sasha Simmons were crowned BHS Prom King and Queen. Altha’s math team placed first overall at the Chipola Math Competition. Team members included Wesley Chevillot, Kimi Wiltse, Christina Watson, Tyler McClellan, and Tyler McCoy. Four young ladies took home crowns and titles after competing in the Miss Altha Pageant. Winners included Little Miss Altha Deveni Pena, Teen Miss Altha Madelynn Lytle, Miss Altha Katelyn Williams, and Jr. Miss Altha Katie Cox. Despite rainy weather, the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held. Calhoun County was well represented at the state weightlifting meet held in New Port Richey. Four BHSTiger lifters returned home with state medals. They included Chaz Fain, 2nd place in the 154 lb. class; Jawon Mosley, 6th place in the 139 lb. class; Chris Byrne, 3rd place in the 129 lb. class; and Hunter Jenks, 3rd place in the 119 lb. class. Also competing at state was Dowling Lee. Altha also brought home some medals. Michael Pitts finished 5th in the state and left Altha as the school record holder in all categories in the 199 pound weight class. Lucas Basford captured second place in the heavyweight division. Beauty queens pose with winners in the kids' division at the Big River Roundup Flathead Catfish Tournament in May. Thebesttimetofish isjustaclickaway... Thefishingforecast onour websiteis sponsoredby moon phases solunar tables river readingsAngel Rodriguez (left) of Poplar Springs High School and Brett Tanner of Blountstown High School on the steps of the Capitol represented West Florida Electric Cooperative on the 2010 National Rural Electric Youth Tour June 12-17, 2010. Altha School's Winter Sports Banquet was held back in April to recognize the basketball players and cheerleaders for the 2009-2010 season. Varsity basketball awards went to (from left) Senior Award, Carl Mantecon; Senior Award & Coach's Award Ethan Ellis; Hustle Award, Anthony Young; Coach Sidney Granger; Most Rebounds, Tyler Hamilton; Best offensive player, Will Rogers; and Best defensive player, Jacob Warner. Not pictured is Brett Floyd, Senior Award & Highest GPA. Princeton Grant and Sasha Simmons were crowned BHS Prom King and Queen in April. Rachel Williams and Devin Ferrell were the overall winners in the Carr School FFA 5K and Fun Run in April.See LOOKING BACK page 7


MAY The City of Blountstown Police Department employed a full-time Code Enforcement Officer, Timothy Partridge, who to enforce the rules and regulations inside the city. Royal Productions Inc. d/b/a American Beauties Plus pageant announced that Le’Tonya Reed, Ms. Florida, who resides in Blountstown,was named s the National 2010 Ms. American Beauties Plus. Also winning a national title was Emmerial Deveaux of Blountstown. Blountstown High School’s Naiya Murrell placed 8th in the 200 meter race at the state track meet held in May in Orlando. The BHSAg Communications team placed first in the state. This team consisted of Kara Bremer, Hayden Jeppson, Kate McFarland, Trent Smith and Caitlyn Stewart. Kara Bremer was the high individual, Hayden Jeppson and Caitlyn Stewart tied for third high individual, and Trent Smith was the fourth high individual. The Farm Business Management team also won first in the state. This team included Stewart Herndon, Harlea Perdue and Travis Pittman. Harlea Perdue was the high individual and Travis Pittman was the third high individual. Three weeks following an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana, folks were coming up with ways to help clean up the massive oil spill winding it’s way along the Gulf Coast. Bountstown hair salon owner April Stone and stylist Linda Carpenter of Headz Up were leading the effort to collect hair to help a non-profit group create hairmats that soak up oil. Over in Liberty County, Darryl Carpenter of C.W. Roberts Contracting enlisted the help of Jackson County hay farmer Ashmore Goodson to help him test a theory that oil would cling to hay. The video of the demonstrationmade it’s way to YouTube on the internet where over 150,000 have viewed it. The pair garnered international news coverage. Students across the Calhoun County school district competed in the countywide track meet. The area’s top grillers converged at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement for the annual Boston Butt Cookoff. After cooking through the night, the finished products were taste tested and judged. Winners were: 1st place, Jeff Bosse of Marianna; 2nd place, Nancy Newsome of Kinard; and 3rd place, Steve Mears of Blountstown. A suspicious driver wound up behind bars in Liberty County after being caught with five pounds of pot during a traffic stop. Carldrick Tremaine Olds, 30, of Lynn Haven, was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana with intent to sell and distribute, as well as violation of state probation. Two Blountstown men were behind bars accused of robbing a convenience store clerk at gunpoint. Shacarrio Poitier, 18, and Jonathan Earl Holmes, 21,were charged in the case. RiverTown Community Church led a “Living Beyond Myself” campaign and held a work day at the home of R.L. and Hilda Alford following a flooding incident that damaged their residence. Altha FCCLA member Cortney Harris won first place in the Otis Spunkmeyer Recipe contest. The prize was $2000: One thousand dollars went to her school’s FCCLA chapter to use for expenses for national convention, and the other thousand went to Cortney’s trip to national competition. The recipe that she entered was called Heavenly Cheese Cake. Asingle vehicle crash in Calhoun County claimed the life of a Wewahitchka woman. Laura Merrie Rhodes, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on SR71. Members of the Calhoun County Tea Party and Calhoun/Liberty Patriots united to show their support for Senate Bill 1070, a controversial immigration bill in Arizona. Top students in Calhoun County were named with Emily Brooks Altha High School’s valedictorian, Kevin Alday the AHS salutatorian, Tarek Amin the Blountstown High valedictorian, and Ashley Adams the BHS salutatorian. The Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force netted two drug arrests and seized over $4800 in cash during a bust. Marcus L. Andrews was charged with trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in Loratabs, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Kandis Garrett was charged with possession of a controlled substance. The Blountstown Tigers were edged, 14-12, by Liberty County during the spring football game at Bowles Field. Local athletes took part in a “Run, Pass and Catch” football camp at Blountstown High School where they were trained by some of football’s finest. Instructors included 10 year NFLveterans, Amp Lee and Corey Fuller, along with Blountstown High School graduate and LSU linebacker, Ryan Baker. Michael Ross took home $2500 cash and a trophy, along with bragging rights, after reeling in a 31.60 lb. catch at the Big River Roundup Flathead Catfish Tournament.The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 Make Your Number 1 Resolution for 2011 QUIT SMOKING Classes Start Monday, January 3  5 p.m. Tuesday, January 4,  10 a.m. Hospital Cafeteria Call 674-5411 Ext. 240 to Register Cal houn Lib ert y Ho s pi tal 20370 NE Bu r n s Av e B l oun tst own, FL New Year’s Resolution Bright House NetworksCustomer NoticeFrom time to time our agreements with cable channels and television stations come up for renewal. While we do not anticipate any loss or disruption of service, regulations require us to notify you of the possibility of losing programming. Please be advised, therefore, that our agreements with Encore, Encore Action, Encore Drama, Encore Love, Encore Mystery, Encore WAM, Lifetime, Encore Westerns, E!, Style, Starz, Starz Cinema, Starz Comedy, Starz Edge, Starz in Black, Starz Kids & Family, TruTV, Weather Channel, BBC America, EWTN, and American Life remain in effect on a month to month basis, but we may have to cease carriage in all formats if our authority to continue is withheld. Current TV, FUSE, GOLF Channel, and Sprout have expired. Effective January 1, 2011, Bright House Networks will cease carrying Discovery Health and will replace it with OWN. We are working diligently at this time to try to come to acceptable and fair terms with all of these channels. For more information on Bright House Networks programming, please call 866-876-1872 or visit our website at Blountstown … The County Record AUTO SALES, INC. 19984 Central Ave. W  In Front of Alco Don’t Search All Over... 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They included (from left) Chaz Fain, 2nd place in the 154 lb. class; Jawon Mosley, 6th place in the 139 lb. class; Chris Byrne, 3rd place in the 129 lb. class; and Hunter Jenks, 3rd place in the 119 lb. class. Also competing at state was Dowling Lee. Altha High School was led at the state weightlifting meet in New Port Richey in April by Lucas Basford (right) and Michael Pitts. Basford placed 5th in the 199 lb. class and Pitts brought home a second place medal in the heavyweight division. Senior Ethan Ellis, junior Dakota Lynn, and freshman Trevor Wriston also did a fine job competing at state for the Wildcats.Watch for the rest of the 2010 news highlights in next week's edition. Altha FCCLA member Cortney Harris won first place in the Otis Spunkmeyer Recipe contest in May. The BHSFarm Business Management team won first in the state back in May. This team included (from left) Stewart Herndon, Harlea Perdue and Travis Pittman. The BHSAg Communications team placed first in the state. This team consisted of (from left) Caitlyn Stewart, Hayden Jeppson, Kate McFarland, Trent Smith and Kara Bremer. NFLveterans, Amp Lee and Corey Fuller, along with Blountstown High School graduate and LSU linebacker, Ryan Baker, led a football camp in May. 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


Four Blountstown High students who are dual enrolled in the Chipola College Networking Services Technology program completed the first of two exams required to earn the A+ Certification. The students—Sawyer Maxwell, Harlea Perdue, Travis Pittman and Brandon Alford—completed the examination in Chipola’s Testing Center. Chipola Computer Systems Technology Instructor Dean Giles, said, “We now have the ability for our computer networking students to take their industry certification exams right on campus. Our Testing Center and Information Systems staff really went the extra mile to provide this opportunity for our students.” During the course, students installed systems and software, and performed maintenance and troubleshooting on desktop computer systems. Bud Riviere, Chipola Dean of Workforce Programs, said, “The great thing about this program is that the students are able to earn the A+ Certification while still in high school. A+ is the industry standard minimum certification to work as a computer technician. Industry certification is crucial to be competitive in this job market.” Blountstown High technology instructor Debra Perdue facilitated the class at the high school. Students interested in earning the A+ Certification through Chipola, should contact Dean Giles at 850-7182392, or email gilesd@chipola.eduFour Blountstown High students who are dual enrolled in the Chipola College Networking Services Technology program completed the first of two exams required to earn the A+ Certification. Pictured from left, are: Becky Davis, Chipola Testing Center Coordinator, students Harlea Perdue, Travis Pittman, Sawyer Maxwell, Brandon Alford and Dean Giles, Chipola Computer Systems Technology Instructor.The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 8 8 Legal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R 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 I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A C I V I L D I V I S I O N C A S E N O 0 7 2 0 1 0 C A 0 0 0 2 9 7 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2006-L1, RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED CERTIFICATE SERIES 2006-L1 Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO ALFARO;UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PEDRO ALFARO;AARON GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AARON GONZALEZ;MAIKEL ALFARO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAIKKEL ALFARO;JOSE FERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE FERNANDEZ;UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. N O T I C E O F A C T I O N To the following Defendant(s): JOSE FERNANDEZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE FERNANDEZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: (PARCEL 1):COMMENCE AT 6”X6” CONCRETE MONUMENT (SJPC) MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH RANGE 11 WEST, CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA;THENCE NORTH 046’01” WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 1,334.68 FEET TO A 4” ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT (PSM 2142) MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION, SAID MONUMENT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING;THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0046’01”WEST ALONG SAID LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1334.68 FEET TO A 4”ROUND CONCRETE MONUMENT (PSM 2142) MARKING THE EAST 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION;THENCE 0027’19”WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION, A DISTANCE OF 649.23 FEET TO A 4”X 4”UNMARKED CONCRETE MONUMENT OF THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO.167;THENCE SOUTH 5441’20”WEST, ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 635.12 FEET;THENCE SOUTH 0046’01”EAST A DISTANCE OF 1620.09 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4;THENCE NORTH 8948’19”EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 520.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a SEC 30 TOWNSHIP 2N RANGE, FOUNTAIN, FLORIDA 32438 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before January 31, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE COUNTY RECORD and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter;otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No 2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance.Please contact the Court Administrator at 20859 Central Ave., E, Rm.130, Blountstown, FL 32424, telephone 850-674-4545 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading;if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 16th day of December, 2010. RUTH W.ATTAWAY As Clerk of the CourtLegal NoticeN O T I C E O F D I S P O S A L M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS will dispose of contents of the following unit on 31, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.if not paid in full and emptied out.The unit is believed to contain household and/or personal property. Patricia Chapman Units 24-S, 32-S & 27N Randy Barfield Unit 9-NLegal NoticeR E Q U E S T F O R L E T T E R S O F I N T E R E S T The City of Blountstown will receive Letters of Interest from any qualified engineering and surveying firm interested in providing the requested services for the following project: C H A R L E Y J O H N S S I D E W A L K The project will consist of construction engineering and inspection of the sidewalk along Charley Johns Street from State Road 20 to State Road 71 and other various streets in Blountstown, Fl in accordance with FDOT Standards as identified in the city’s Local Agency Participation contract with FDOT. The Proposer’s checklist can be obtained at Blountstown City Hall, 20591 Central Avenue West, Blountstown, FL 32424, (850)674-5488.firms must be FDOT prequalified in Group 10.1Roadway CEI. Letters of interest will be received until 2:00 p.m.Central Standard Time, on Feb. 8, 2011, at the City of Blountstown City Hall, 20591 Central Avenue West, Blountstown, Florida 32424.The City of Blountstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Handicapped Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdiction.Legal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A P R O B A T E D I V I S I O N F i l e n u m b e r 2 0 1 0 5 4 P R In Re:Estate of: FREIDA H.LEWIS Deceased. N O T I C E T O C R E D I T O R S The administration of the Estate of Freida H.Lewis, deceased, whose date of death was October 5, 2010 is pending in the Circuit Court for Calhoun County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 20859 Central Avenue East, Room 130, Blountstown, Florida 32424.The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice has been served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 3, 2010. Personal Representative: David Hall 6419 Express Road Grand Ridge, FL 32442 Attorney for Personal Representative: Stuart E.Goldberg Fla.Bar No.0365971 Law Offices of Stuart E.Goldberg, P.L. Post Office Box 12458 Tallahassee, Florida 32317 Telephone:(850) 222-4000 Facsimile:(850) 942-6400Legal NoticeN O T I C E O F S A L E 1997 Pontiac Sunfire Vin# 1G2JB1242 V7522569 located at 18329 N.Main St., Blountstown, FL 32424, Whit’s Auto Repair, 850-674-6334. Whit’s Auto Repair claims a Lien on the vehicle above for Labor & Services performed and storage charges in the amount of $1054.64 which if paid to Whit’s Auto the owner could redeem the vehicle. This Lien is subject to enforcement pursuant to Section 713.585 F.S.and this vehicle may be sold to satisfy the Lien. This sale will be held on February 1, 2011 at 10:00 18329 N. Main St., Blountstown, Fl 32424. The owner of this vehicle or any person claiming an interest or Lien thereon has a a right to a hearing at any time prior to the scheduled date of sale by filing a demand for hearing with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Calhoun County and mailing copies of the demand for hearing to all other owners and Lienors as reflected on the notice. The owner of the vehicle has a right to recover possession of the vehicle without instituting judicial proceedings by posting bond in accordance with the provisions of Section 859.917 F.S. Any proceeds from the sale of the vehicle remaining after payment of the amount claimed to be due and owing to the Lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court for disposition upon court order. LEGAL NOTICESDeadline Monday Noon Please Email Your Ads to news@thecountyrecord.netno faxes please BlountstownHigh School News BHS student leaders in Mighty Mentor programSGA News The Leadership Class at BHS is participating in the “Mighty Mentor” program at Blountstown Elementary School. The high school students are mentoring twenty-five 5th graders in reading every Wednesday during 4th period at BES. The program has been successful in more ways than expected. The “Mighty Mentors” are receiving some mentoring as well. High school students have expressed how they are learning from the elementary students in surprising and unexpected ways. Dr. Williams, Assistant Principal at BHS, is excited about the program and has high expectations, “This is a great program. This is the stuff we really need to be doing.” The Mighty Mentors will return the New Year and every Wednesday the BES Library will be host to a variety of fifty enthusiastic students who meet and read together. News from Guidance BHS is now a testing site for ACT. If any student is interested in registering for the February test, please select BHS as your testing center. The registration deadline is January 7, 2011. Our testing center code is 187320. BY KARA BREMER Calhoun County SWAT ClubIt is all too enticing. The teaspoon of peanut butter rests on the end of a miniature platform, begging to be tasted. A small, unsuspecting rodent allows himself to be lured by the tantalizing smell of that delectable treat. He steps forward and decides to take a bite. In an instant, the deadly trap has sprung, and the victim lies helpless. This is the tactic of big tobacco companies. They have produced standard cigars, cigarettes, and spit tobacco for years, but they are unsatisfied with the billions of dollars pouring into their companies each year. Instead, they have focused on attracting teenagers to their products. They mask their poison with attractive flavors, such as candy and fruit and work to draw teenagers in to the trap of addiction This tactic is not going to be ended by the tobacco companies, who are so busy focusing on dollar signs that they do not stop to think of the deadly effects their candy tainted with toxin will have on the underage consumers they have worked so hard to influence. It is common knowledge that using tobacco causes health problems such as cancer, gum disease, and tooth loss. However, many people are not aware of many of the other consequences that take their toll on tobacco users. Smoking also causes health problems in the lungs, heart, bones, joints, intestines, and thyroid. Studies have shown that smoking causes about ninety percent of lung cancer deaths, and the majority of deaths in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It simply is not fair to lure teenagers into this trap with candy-flavored tobacco products! Another tactic of big tobacco companies is to suggest to prospective consumers that using candyflavored tobacco products is less harmful than regular tobacco. This, clearly, is untrue. All tobacco products are harmful to a person’s health. The idea that any tobacco product is less harmful because it tastes different is preposterous, but young, nave customers might be tempted to try these products because of their taste appeal and supposedly healthier content. The very thought that a teenager might believe such a fallacious advertisement is terrifying. The only way to protect our youth from giving in to these vicious untruths is to make sure that candy-flavored tobacco products are unavailable. A popular argument among big tobacco companies is that these sweet cigarettes and such are not produced to tempt minors. This is a weak point, to say the least. Quite obviously, people who have used tobacco for years have established a preferred brand. They are highly unlikely to change brands or tastes to try the latest flavor. The young people are the ones who want to try the many youth-oriented flavors of cigarettes— Mandarin Mint, Mocha Taboo, Mintrigue, Kauai Kolada, Margarita Mixer, Fruit, Candy, Chocolate, Citrus, Twista Lime, Winter Warm Toffee, Winter Mocha Mint, Caribbean Chill, Strawberry, Lime, Honey, Pina Colada, and Midnight Berry—and the spit tobacco flavors—Berry Blend, Mint, Vanilla, Wintergreen, Apple Blend, and Cherry There is no mistaking the scheme of big tobacco companies; it is a deadly game of greed. On September 22, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration placed a ban on fruit and candy-flavored cigarettes. The tobacco companies stopped producing such cigarettes… and began producing other tasty “treats” that appear to be cigarettes—they are the same size and come in a similar package—but they are wrapped in tobacco instead of cigarette paper, so, like the rat poison that looks tasty on the outside, it is deadly poison on the inside. If these companies are allowed to continue dancing around the rules, they will do so. We must protect the youth; this certainly is not the goal of the multi-billion dollar tobacco companies. Deliciously deadly, tasty toxins aimed at teenagers BHS students begin A+ certification at ChipolaMARIANNA—Chipola College Spring registration for returning students is Jan. 5. New and returning students may register on Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. Chipola offers AA degrees, workforce programs and BS degrees. The Associate in Arts (AA) degree provides the first two years of college for students planning to transfer to a university or into one of Chipola’s Bachelor’s degree programs. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available on the college website at Chipola offers eight Bachelor’s degrees programs: Secondary Education with majors in Mathematics and Science for middle or high school, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Business Management and an RN to BSN program in nursing. The college also offers an Educator Preparation Institute which provides teacher certification for persons with a bachelor’s degree in a non-teaching major. Chipola was recently approved to offer a BSSpring registration set for Jan. 5-6 at ChipolaSee CHIPOLA page 10


The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 9 9CALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES DECEMBER 7, 2010 PRESENT AND ACTING: HAROLD PICKRON, CHAIRMAN DON MILLER, VICECHAIRMAN WILLIE T. GRANT DARRELL MCDOUGALD DANNY RAY WISE CHARLES MCKEE, DEPUTY DON A. O’BRYAN, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR MATT FUQUA, COUNTY ATTORNEY JANICE HOLLEY, DEPUTY CLERK The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pickron. Prayer and pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by Commissioner McDougald. BIDS The Board received sealed timber bids as follows: Tri State Land & Timber Pulp $9.25 per ton Super Pulp $14.00 per ton Chip & Saw $16.50 per ton Wiregrass Wood, Inc. Pine Pulp Wood $8.00 per ton After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Grant, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to accept high bid from TriState Land & Timber. The Board rejected the bid from Deer Point Timber because it was clocked in after the 12:00 p.m. deadline. WEATHERIZATION BIDS The Board received sealed Weatherization bids as follows: Client: R. Davis County Estimate: $4,293.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: $5,520.00 R&R Construction: $3,890.00 Wise Construction: $5,070.00 Client: L. Flowers County Estimate: $4,467.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: $4,790.00 R&R Construction: $3,590.00 Wise Construction: $5,920.00 Client: E. Griffin County Estimate: $3,250.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: $4,620.00 R&R Construction: $3,048.00 Wise Construction: $4,490.00 Client: A. Martinez County Estimate: $4,665.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: N/B R&R Construction: $5,885.00 Wise Construction: N/B Client: S. Reeder County Estimate: $625.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: $910.00 R&R Construction: $608.00 Wise Construction: $1,520.00 Client: P Reisinger County Estimate: $4,143.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: $4,525.00 R&R Construction: $4,693.00 Wise Construction: $4,830.00 Client: K. Shiver County Estimate: $3,415.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: $3,615.00 R&R Construction:$3,294.00 Wise Construction: $4,990.00 Client: R. Thomas County Estimate: $4,025.00 Castleberry Homes, Inc.: $5,300.00 R&R Construction: $3,973.00 Wise Construction: N/B After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to accept low, bid per house, per contractor and re-bid the Martinez house because it is over the allowable amount. TIM JENKS, MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT UPDATE Mr. Jenks stated that his department is working on the Concession Stand at Sam Adkins Park and other County Parks. He stated that household garbage is being dumped at parks throughout the County. DON A. O’BRYAN, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Mr. O’Bryan presented to the Board for approval and execution a State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management (DEM) State Funded Subgrant Agreement for the Residential Construction Mitigation Program for $45,200.00. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Wise, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to approve and execute said Sub-grant Agreement. Mr. O’Bryan presented to the Board for approval and execution the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) Sub-grant agreement for exercise and training for $25,000.00. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Grant, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to approve and execute said sub-grant Agreement. Mr. O’Bryan presented to the Board for approval and execution Contract Change Order #4 for the Flatwoods Road Emergency Watershed Project (EWP) to GAC Contractors, Inc. for a decrease of $23,815.00. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to approve and execute Contract Change Order #4. Mr. O’Bryan presented to the Board information from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for Calhoun County Citizen’s Plan, Tentative Work Program for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. Mr. O’Bryan recommended to the Board that they allow the Road Department to do work needed to close out the contract between the Board and North Florida Construction for the use of the dirt pit located on Janie Road. After discussion, the Board agreed for the Road Department to do the project and for Chairman Pickron to oversee the project. Mr. O’Bryan asked the Board to be looking for two dirt pits. Mr. O’Bryan recommended to the Board to consider updating the Driveway Ordinance. DAN CLEMONS, SHIP COORDINATOR Mr. Clemons presented to the Board for approval and execution a SHIP Change Order for the H. Kent house for an increase of $700.00. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to approve and execute said Change Order. JUDY LUDLOW, COUNTY EXTENSION UPDATE Ms. Ludlow presented to the Board a 2010 UF/FAS Extension annual report for review. MAXIE WALDORFF, IDA BOARD Mr. Waldorff presented to the Board for approval and execution Change Order # 2 from Cathey Construction and Development, LLC for a 30 day time extension. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Wise, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to approve and execute Change Order #2. Mr. Waldorff presented to the Board for approval and execution URS Supplemental Agreement # 15 for Professional Services for widening and extension of Runway 18/36 at the Calhoun County Airport. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Wise, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to approve and execute Supplemental Agreement #15. LEE ROBERTSON Mr. Robertson discussed with the Board the possibility of paving Bowden Road in Altha, Florida. BERRY BARTER, EMERALD WASTE SERVICES Mr. Barter discussed with the Board collection of garbage services in Calhoun County. The Board asked Mr. Barter to research the possibility of collecting furniture and white goods. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to table the above until the December 21, 2010, Board Meeting and the Attorney representing the Board can attend the Board Meeting. CLERK TIME The November 16, 2010 minutes were approved as amended. Deputy Clerk Holley presented to the Board a letter from the Apalachee Regional Planning Council asking the Board to appoint a Chairperson to represent the Board on the Transportation Disadvantage Coordinating Board. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to appoint Chairman Pickron to represent the Board. CHAIRMAN PICKRON Chairman Pickron presented to the Board an easement and photo of Owens Road. He stated the road was deeded to the County in the 1990’s and he asked the Board to accept the road as a County Road. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Wise, seconded by Commissioner McDougald to accept Owens Road as a County Road. After more discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner McDougald, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to table the above motion until County Attorney Fuqua can review and report back to the Board. Mr. O’Bryan informed the Board that electric heaters are being used in the Courthouse, which sometimes throws the breakers. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Pickron to eliminate the heaters. Motion dies from lack of a second. There being no further business, the Board did adjourn. ATTEST: RUTH W. ATTAWAY, CLERK HAROLD PICKRON, CHAIRMAN C C o o u u n n t t y y C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n M M i i n n u u t t e e s s 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 ! 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PETE ADKINS Mr. Pete Adkins, 72, of Sneads, Florida, passed Friday, December 24, 2010, in Dothan, AL. Pete was born in Altha, FL, and had lived in Calhoun and Jackson Counties for most of his life. He was a retired auto mechanic. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Marie Adkins, and two brothers, William and Jimmy Adkins. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Adkins, of Sneads; two daughters, Kristy Pumphrey and her husband, Charles, of Marianna, FL, and Merry K. Adkins of Sneads; six brothers, Bill Adkins, Buddy Adkins, Carl Adkins, Bobby Adkins, James Earl Adkins, all of Altha, and George Adkins of Marianna; two sisters, Doris Freeman of Altha and Ann O'Bryan of Blountstown; three grandchildren, Joshua Adkins, April Michelle Cloud and William Earl Edenfield; and two great-grandchildren, Tristian Lane Cloud and Tara Lynn Cloud. Memorial services were held Monday, December 27, at 2 p.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Speakers Dale and Doyle Harris officiating. Memorialization was by cremation. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). ALBIN A. BYLER Albin A. Byler, 83, of Altha, Florida, went to be with the Lord Thursday, December 23, 2010, at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida. He was born May 19, 1927, in Geauga County, Middlefield, Ohio, to Andy F. and Lydia (Troyer) Byler. On November 26, 1953, he married Martha A. Yoder in Greenwood, Delaware. He was retired after operating the local businesses, Byler’s Garden Center and the Christian Supply Center in Blountstown. He was a member of the Red Oak Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, Martha; five sons, Fred and his wife, Cyndy, of Altha, Glenn and his wife, Brenda, of Altha, Michael and his wife, Damaris, of Jay, Florida, Joe and his wife, Patti, of Sneads, Florida, and Clyde and his wife, Wanita, of London, Ohio; two daughters, Kathy Mast and her husband, Richard, of Sugar Grove, Virginia, and Rebecca of Corona, New York; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Lester Byler of Nappanee, Indiana, Freeman Byler and Andy Byler of Middlefield, Ohio; sisters, Anna Mullet, Clara Miller, Mary Bontrager, and Kathryn Byler, all of Middlefield, Ohio, and Lydia Ann Petersheim of Summersville, Missouri. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 28, at Red Oak Mennonite Church near Altha with Reverend Ivan Nissley officiating. Interment followed in the Red Oak Mennonite Church cemetery. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6745449 or online at MARGIE DILLARD FUQUA Margie Dillard Fuqua, 77, of Marianna, passed away December 28, 2010, at home. She was born on May 15, 1933, in Altha, Florida, to Matthew and Dovie Messer Dillard and graduated from Altha School. Margie graduated from Florida State College for Women with a degree in Home Economics. She married Harry Fuqua and taught school for several years. After moving to Gainesville, Florida, they began raising their family and she worked as a social worker. After moving back to Marianna and later to Calhoun County, she continued working as a substitute teacher and in the family convenience store business. Margie delighted in her three grandchildren and they were the highlights of her later years. She also was very active on her computer and filled much of her time researching items of interest and emailing friends and family. She was preceded in death by her five brothers and sisters. She is survived by her two sons, Matthew Fuqua and wife, Pam, and Jonathan Fuqua and wife, Julie; three grandchildren, Harrison, Emily and Ellory Fuqua; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 30, at 2 p.m. (CST) at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Marianna with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. CST, Thursday, one hour prior to service at the funeral home. All arrangements are under the direction of James and Sikes Funeral Home in Marianna. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at THOMAS DEWEY “COTTON” SANDERS Thomas Dewey “Cotton” Sanders, 78, of Hosford, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2010, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Hosford and was an avid gardener and outdoorsman. He was retired from the sawmill and Liberty County Road Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olin and Era (Bullock) Sanders, and two brothers, Floyd and Buford Sanders. Survivors include sisters, Yvonne S. Dean of Hosford, Nancy Wilford and her husband, Jackie, of Tallahassee and Ada Mae Jarrell and her husband, Lavon, of Hosford; a niece, Sandra K. Jarrell, of Hosford; and a nephew, Sean Wilford, of Tallahassee. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 29, at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford with Reverend Randall Peddie officiating. Interment will follow in Hosford Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 643-5410 or degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Management and a BS degree in English Education. The new degrees will begin in May. Chipola’s open-door policy allows any student with a high school diploma to enroll after completing an application and providing high school or college transcripts. Applications are available online at Students without ACT or SAT scores must take the College Placement Test by calling 718-2284. For information, call the Chipola Registration Office at 718-2311, or visit www.chipola.eduThe County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 O O B B I I T T U U A A R R I I E E S S ADAMS FUNER A L HO M E 674-5449 €643-5410 A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director January 1, 2011 is an ideal time to stop and reflect on what is important in our lives. Lets look ahead with hope, faith, trust and confidence. The New Year represents opportunity and challenge for all of us. Thank you for the privilege of serving you. Have a safe and happy New Year! 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 Chipola Blountstown United Methodist Church will offer Beth Moore's Jesus, The One and Only study beginning on Thursday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. In this study Beth Moore will lead us on a journey following Jesus’ earthly ministry from Galilee to the cross. Donna Corbin will be facilitating the in-depth study which will allow us an intimate look into Jesus’ days as Teacher, Master, and finally Savior. As with all of Beth Moore’s studies, each lesson will include a video and discussion session followed by a weekly workbook assignment. The videos were taped on location throughout Israel and Jerusalem. This ten week study will begin on Thursday, January 13 with the introduction. If you are interested in participating please notify the church office before January 13. If you have any questions please contact Donna Corbin (674-5152) or the church office, 674-8254. The church is located on Hwy. 20 across from Subway.Beth Moore Bible study set at UMCIt was all about faces at the Blountstown Public Library recently...smiling faces! In the morning, Anna Layton's SATURDAY EXPRESS class worked on self portraits. Pictured below (at left, from left) are pictured from left to right are Charles Carman Pierce, Cameron Masai, Alex Odom, and Nellie Eubanks. In the afternoon, the Heritage Room turned into an artist studio as Charles Carman Pierce captured his subjects on paper. Pictured below right as Mr. Pierce works is Ruth A. Lee-Weidner. Jessica Thomas is shown above sitting for her sketch. His quick and precise charcoal strokes produced delightful portraits within minutes. Was that magic? Not really...just an extremely talented artist doing what he loves. The library was honored to have him featured in the ARTS SERIES and we were happy he wanted to spend his birthday with us. Thank you, Charles! He will be in the area for awhile visiting his mother Elsie. Anyone interested in getting in touch with him should contact Anna Layton, Cultural Arts Coordinator, at the library, 674-8773 ext.22.A day of portraits


A A u u t t o o s s 2010 Toyota Camry, excellent condition, asking payoff. Red w/gray interior.Will transfer full warranty.Call 850-209-4500. 2002 Chevy Blazer, 101k miles, V-6, Vortec, power seats and windows, 4 door, towing package, $6500 OBO.Call 762-2252.A A u u t t o o s s 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. 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. 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ION iDMO2 24-Bit Stereo Drum Machine with Trigger Inputs.Used, in good condition, asking $130 or best offer.Call 762-3877 for more information.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 & & F F o o u u n n d d PLEASE help me find my dog! Her name is Pogo. She is a black and white pit, but she favors a boxer. She’s approximately 60 lbs. with a bob tail.She was last seen Sunday, December 12th on Bridges Ave., the neighborhood straight across from Harvey’s. Please contact Jessica at 850-447-0501.P P e e t t s s f f o o r r S S a a l l e e T-cup and Toy Chihuahuas “Christmas puppies”.Now taking deposits.Call 6743532 or cell, 545-5732.R R e e a a l l E E s s t t a a t t e e Waterfront property Dead Lakes, Cypress Point Subdivision, Lot #5, 1 acre. 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The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement (a non profit organization) is in need of a computer.If you have a computer that you would like to donate please call the office at 850-674-2777 so that we could arrange a pickup time.Y Y a a r r d d S S a a l l e e Yard sale Saturday, 8:00 Countryside Beauty Salon on N.Main St., Blountstown.Baby toys, clothes, men and women clothing, assorted items. The County Record, DECEMBER 29, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 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! 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