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BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorALiberty County man is behind bars, accused of molesting two young girls. Steve Darrick McQuaig, 29, has been charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a child under 12 years of age. According to the Liberty County SheriffÂ’s Office, a woman contacted authorities June 25 to advise her two daughters, ages 10 and 12, told her McQuaig, who is a relative, had touched them inappropriately. One of the girls said she awoke to find McQuaig in her bed at 4 a.m. one morning in early June and said his hand was in her shirt. She said he touched her inappropriately, then began fondling her through her pajama pants. The girl said she was initially afraid to tell, but later confided in an older relative. The other girl said she awoke in the early morning hours of June 25 to find McQuaig touching her mouth. She said he later sent her a text message that reportedly said, Â“Do you still think about what we did?Â” The girl said she was frightened after receiving a text and decided to tell her mother. When the motherÂ’s live-in boyfriend came home from work, she told him what the girls had reported. He left with McQuaig, then returned later without him, stating he gave McQuaig money to get a bus ticket back to Ohio. McQuaig was taken into custody June 29 after authorities received a tip he was staying at a home on Main Street in Bristol. McQuaig denied the allegations stating, Â“That snitching b*&!# just wanted me gone.Â” He remained in custody at press time. WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010 103rd Year, No. 45 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) CRIMECrash leads to DUI arrestBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorA Tallahassee man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Blountstown last Wednesday night following a crash. John David Rowan, 58, received a DUI with property damage charge, along with being cited for refusal to submit to a breath/blood test and failure to yield approaching intersection. According to the Blountstown Police Department, Ofc. Patrick Crawford responded to a crash at the intersection of Charlie Johns and Angle Street around 10 p.m. where he spotted Rowan 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 RJuly 7...8PM... 4 4 . 4 4 ' July 7...8PM... 4 4 . 5 5 ' July 7...6AM... 4 4 . 5 5 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE!EDUCATIONAltha, Tolar struggle on FCATBY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorThe much anticipated results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) were released last week. Here in Calhoun and Liberty counties, there were some impressive scores on both sides of the river, but two schools clearly struggled: Altha and Tolar. Tests are scored on a mean scale, as well as achievement levels, with the goal of being level 3 or above. AlthaÂ’s third grade was the only one in the school to score above state average in both subjects in which they were tested (reading and math). Altha fell below state average in 4th grade reading, math, and writing; 5th grade reading and math; 6th grade math; 7th grade reading and math; 8th grade writing and science (just below the stateÂ’s mean average in math, but above state average in the percentage of students scoring level 3 and above); 9th grade math; 10th grade math (just below the stateÂ’s mean average in math, but above state average in the percentage of students scoring level 3 and above); and 11th grade science which was the only subject on which 11th graders were tested. Over at Tolar K-8 in Bristol, every grade was below state average in something. Here is the breakdown of where students were below state average: third grade in reading and math(only below on mean score in math, but above average in percentage scoring level 3 and higher); fourth grade reading, math, and writing; 5th grade reading, math, and science; 6th and 7th grade reading and math; 8th grade writing and science (just below mean score in both these subjects, but above average on level 3 and above scores in science and 100 percent of students scored over a level 3 in writing). Turn to page 9 for a breakdown of all scores. Â APPLIANCES Â PAINT Â LUMBER Â BUILDING MATERIALS Â TOOLS Â FLOOR COVERING & MORE WALDORFF A CE H ARDWAR E 25615 N. MAIN ST., ALTHA, FLA. 762-3228 $ 5 99 Garden Hose 5/8Â” x 50Â’. Tough, abrasio resistant outer jacket 73214 wacky wednesday Large Cheese Pizza Additional Toppings Available $5.55 DINE IN OR CARRY OUT 19838 SR 20 West Blountstown, FL 674-3838 144THISHOME!Area soldiers with 144th National Guard Transportation Company receive heroes welcomeSOLDIERS RETURN Anyone driving through Marianna last Thursday could feel the patriotism. Folks lined Hwy. 90 as the 144th Transportation Company including several Calhoun County soldiers returned home from a year in Iraq. They were greeted with waving flags and cheers as they paraded through town on top of fire trucks. At the National Guard Armory, families greeted them and lunch was provided as part of the celebration. Above, Sgt. Anita Cantu's family greeted her with their homemade sign. At right, Nathan Hambly hugs his wife, Rebecca, and their baby boy. For more highlights, turn to page 2.CRIMELiberty County man accused of lewd, lascivious molestation of two girlsCRIMEHosford man busted for growing pot plants STEVEMCQUAIG JOHND. ROWANSee DUI ARREST page 2 BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorALiberty County man was arrested June 28 after a search of his home turned up several pot plants. Juan Raymond Nava, 30, has been charged with cultivation of marijuana. According to the Liberty County SheriffÂ’s Office, a search warrant was served on NavaÂ’s Roberts Street home in Hosford. Nava reportedly told Sgt. Brian Bateman and Dep. Wes Harsey, Â“I know why yaÂ’ll are here.Â” He then led them to the rear of the house where two buckets of marijuana were found containing eight plants. A burnt marijuana cigarette and loose marijuana were also discovered.PATRIOTIC CELEBRATIONMembers of the local VFW and American Legion were joined by citizens for the annual Walk to Liberty Saturday morning. Turn to page 3 for all the highlights.
The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, Page 2 CALHOUN & LIBERTY COUNTYSHERIFF'S LOGC C A A L L H H O O U U N N C C O O U U N N T T Y Y J J u u n n e e 2 2 8 8 : : Billy Daniel Gaskin, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Terrance Jermaine Pete, county VOP; Andrew Harrison Guilford, state VOP J J u u n n e e 2 2 9 9 : : Chris Manfredt, VOP; Eddie Scharick, county VOP J J u u n n e e 3 3 0 0 : : Charles Owens, DUI, sentenced from court J J u u l l y y 1 1 : : John David Rowan, DUI with personal injury, DUI with property damage; William Dotson Shiver, state VOP; Jared Hathaway, criminal mischief J J u u l l y y 2 2 : : Jay Allen Pitts, violation of injunction J J u u l l y y 4 4 : : Victor Richardo Ojeda, trespassing; James William Cobb, trespassing 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 u u n n ee 2 2 8 8 : : Raymond Juan Nava, cultivation of marijuana J J u u n n e e 2 2 9 9 : : Jennifer K. Mauldin, hold for Calhoun County; Steve Darrick McQuaig, hold for Polk County; Clyde Hudson Harsey, aggravated assault with a firearm, reckless display of firearm J J u u n n e e 3 3 0 0 : : Steve Darrick McQuaig, lewd and lascivious battery on child under 12 years of age; Wesley Harmon Tye, battery, touching or striking; Ethel Dell Mullins, battery, touching or striking J J u u l l y y 1 1 : : Mary Inez Hicks, passing worthless bank checks J J u u l l y y 2 2 : : Lucio Perez, no valid drivers licenseT 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 . 1-850-447-3804 Lowrey Bail Bonds Kelly Lowrey Â Supervising Agent 19939 Central Ave. W. Blountstown, FL 32424 USPS 135-060 Published every Wednesday by Calhoun Publishing Co., Inc. 20311 Central Avenue West Blountstown, FL 32424 PHONE: 850-674-5041 Â•FAX: 850-674-5008 e-mail: email@example.com website: www.thecountyrecord.net Periodicals postage paid at Blountstown, FL Post Office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE COUNTY RECORD P.O. Box 366, Blountstown, FL 32424 $21.00 in Calhoun & Liberty Counties $26.00 Elsewhere Robert A. Turner Publisher/Editor/Advertising Sharon Turner Bookkeeper/Circulation Kelli Peacock....News Editor Somehow, largely through the Grace of God, devoted loyalty, and the vast pride on the part of many people, The County Record has never missed an issue.The County Record The Voice of Calhoun County Since 1907 Thanks to the 144th National Guard Transportation Company! We appreciate your service to our country. Welcome home!CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Jarrod Phillips is welcomed home by his family. Nathan Hambly hugs his little girl, Madison. Jessica Gates is welcomed by her little boy and her dad, David. Jim Pruette joined the parade to welcome home the 144th. Rebecca Hambly and her daughter shed a few tears. Anita Headings Cantu gets a hug from her parents, Merle and Verna Headings. Trent Bailey and his wife were all smiles.The Blountstown Police Department will be enforcing sign violations inside the city limits. If you have a sign, banner, etc. located on city right of way or city owned property, please remove it as soon as possible or it will be removed by the City of Blountstown. If you have any questions, please call the police department, at 674-5987.Officers will remove illegally placed signspropping himself up on the driverÂ’s side door of his Ford Taurus. He found the vehicle had major front end damage and both airbags had deployed. Rowan had a laceration to his head that appeared to come from hitting the rearview mirror while not wearing his seatbelt. Rowan was reportedly traveling southbound on Charlie Johns Street when he approached a vehicle stopped at the stop sign. Ofc. Crawford said Rowan failed to apply his brakes, striking the Chevy pickup that was stopped at the intersection, driven by Robert Adams, 20. While speaking with Rowan, Ofc. Crawford smelled a strong odor of alcohol and noted in his report that RowanÂ’s eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred. Rowan allegedly admitted to drinking a few beers earlier in the day, but said he didnÂ’t see another vehicle stopped at the intersection. Rowan was transported to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital and treated for his head injury. He refused to submit to a breath or blood test. Blood taken during procedures at the hospital indicated his blood alcohol level was .187 the legal intoxication level is .08. It was noted in CrawfordÂ’s report that Rowan has had three prior DUIs.DUI Arrest cont'd Altha mentioned on "Law & Order" showCalhoun County fans of the television show Â“Law & Order: Criminal IntentÂ” should pay close attention to one specific episode. Lisa Bozeman Powell, one of The County RecordÂ’s readers, was watching an episode entitled Â“Lost Children of the BloodÂ” on the USA Network Monday. She heard them mention the suspect was from none other than Altha, Florida! They even displayed paper work on his case, listing him from Altha.
The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3 Jon Plummer, Pharmacist 20370 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-2222 Select Beautiful Gifts from Our Bridal Registry for the following couples Christy Justice & Drew Whitfield September 25th Hannah Sumner & Derek Causseaux Summer 10 polywogs bullfrogs to Become A Fan on Facebook Â€ email:firstname.lastname@example.org in the HarveyÂs Shopping Center 674-FROG (3764) welcomes newest Darlin Diva Gabriella Marie Bracewell Born June 9, 2010 She weighed 6 lbs. 2 ozs. and was 19Â” long Walking to Liberty Folks of all ages joined the trek across Trammell Bridge Saturday morning in honor of Independence Day. A patriotic program was held at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol following the Walk to Liberty.Acreative writing camp for students is planned at the Blountstown Public Library. There will be a series of four sessions on the following dates: Thursday, July 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost for the camp is $25. It is open to students in 3rd-12th grades (age groups will be divided during camp). If your child enjoys writing, be sure to sign them up for this fun filled camp. They will learn all about creating characters and developing story lines, plus receive details on competitions open to student writers. By the end of the four sessions, participants will have their own writing projects to take home, inspiring them to keep writing on their own! To sign up for the creative writing camp, pick up a form at the Blountstown Public Library or call them at 674-8773. Creative Writing Camp for students at libraryThe 13th annual Family Affair is set for Saturday, July 31. Last year over 800 children received free school supplies with over 1000 people attending. The Calhoun County ChildrenÂ’s Coaltion is seeking assistance with making this event the biggest ever. We need donations of time, supplies and cash to make this event a success. Community service hours will be awarded to any high school student that would like to come out and be of help. Please contact Tammy Strickland at 643-2415 Ext 244 if you have any questions or need more information. We know our need is great this year. Without help from the community, we cannot succeed. More details will be revealed in the upcoming weeks! Family Affair set for July 31 at Civic CenterTime for another fun arts event at the Blountstown Public Library from pottery to acoustic Americana. A full evening is in store for everyone on July 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room. Parking is in the back (enter through the courtyard). We will watch as Janice Adams builds a piece on her potters wheel. She will also have some clay for children to "pinch a bowl". Then a program of folk music will be performed by Joan and Amy Alderman, as well as some of those good ole timey stories! Light refreshments will be served. Join us for this family-friendly event free of charge!Pottery to Americana event at library July 17 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 tFlorida taxpayers who owe unpaid state taxes can save money and clear up tax liabilities by going online to learn more about FloridaÂ’s 2010 tax amnesty beginning July 1 and running through September 30. Tax amnesty information, including a Tax Information Publication and Tax Amnesty Agreement form, are available on RevenueÂ’s website at www.myflorida.com /dor/amnesty. Why take advantage of FloridaÂ’s tax amnesty period? Taxpayers can: Â• Significantly reduce the interest that is due, up to 50 percent. Â• Pay no penalty. All Department of Revenue (DOR) administered taxes due before July 1, 2010 are covered during the amnesty period except unemployment taxes and the Miami-Dade County Lake Belt fees. An amnesty agreement form must be submitted to the department to participate. Taxpayers who identify a tax liability unknown to Revenue will be required to pay only half as much interest as they would if DOR found the unpaid tax later. If DOR already identified the tax liability in a bill, jeopardy assessment, or other assessment, or had already scheduled an audit, the taxpayer is eligible for a one-fourth reduction in interest charges. In addition, taxpayers will receive a complete waiver of penalty under tax amnesty. (Taxpayers who comply with tax laws already save moneyÂ—they never owe penalty or interest!) Â“For taxpayers who owe taxes or who may have made a mistake in the past, tax amnesty is a chance to pay taxes owed to the state and save money,Â” said Lisa Echeverri, Executive Director, Florida Department of Revenue. Â“We also want to thank the thousands of businesses and citizens who work hard every day and comply with FloridaÂ’s tax laws so our state has the critical funding it needs to build roads, educate our children and serve our most vulnerable citizens.Â” How does a business know if they are eligible? You and your business are eligible if your liability for tax, penalty or interest was due on or before June 30, 2010, and: Â• You complete a Tax Amnesty Agreement (www.myflorida.com/dor/a mnesty). Â• Your liability is not already covered by a settlement or payment agreement. Â• You are not under criminal investigation for violating a Florida revenue law. Â• You have not been convicted of violating any Florida revenue law. For more information about Florida Tax Amnesty 2010, visit our website www.myflorida.com/dor/a mnesty or a local service center www.myflorida.com /dor/taxes/servicecenters.ht ml soon!Amnesty for unpaid state taxes July-Sept. 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 Chamber of Commerce is kicking off a new series of events on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month! The first event will be a BUSINESS BOUNCE on July 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us as we Â“bounceÂ” to four Chamber members, taking advantage of awesome deals and helping support our local businesses! Bounce Stops: The Diamond Corner, Badcock & More, Big Bend Bait & Tackle, and Main Street Station Restaurant. We invite you to bounce to each business in search of special deals, sales, gift items, etc. Sale items, new arrivals, or special promotions will be clearly marked to make shopping a snap! The Chamber will be pre-selling raffle tickets for $5 each. Tickets offer the chance to win a 50/50 pot cash prize, as well as donated gift items from Chamber members. We will set up a table at Main Street Station Restaurant, and encourage Â“bouncersÂ” to stop by as they finish their visits. We will conduct raffle drawings then. Main Street Station will offer a Chamber Biz Bounce Special (free appetizer with entre), as well as items from their usual dinner menu and ice cream bar. DonÂ’t miss the Third Thursday Business Bounce!The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 4 4 WeÂ’ve Got Tires for All Seasons... Â TRUCKS Â CARS Â HEAVY EQUIPMENT See Us For Professional Â Wheel Balancing Â Oil Changes & More Hw. 20 West, Blountstown, FL 850-674-8784 MV#5496 Wake Up Muffins Good For You Muffins Made From Scratch 850-762-2324 www.wakeupmuffins.com Delivered To You Fresh Minimum Order Required Fresh Strawberry Apple Walnut Bran 10-Grain Morning Glory Banana Nut Raisin Bran Pumpkin Cream Pumpkin Honey Great Low Calorie Snacks Order 24 Hours In Advance Breakfast, Snacks, Meetings Parties, Or for Just On the Go COUNTRY LUNCH SERVED DAILY, 10:30 A.M. UNTIL 2:30 P.M. Hwy. 20, Bristol Â 643-2264 RESTAURANT The DINE IN with tea & salad . . . . . TO GO drink not included . . . . with salad . . . . . . . . . . $ 7 99 $ 7 99 $ 8 99 + Tax + Tax + Tax 12Â” Chocolate Chip Cookie Plain $12.50 Â with nuts or decorated $15 WHOLE CAKES & PIES AVAILABLE Jami Daniels competing at Miss Florida USA PageantCalhoun CountyÂ’s own Jami Lynn Daniels is in Hollywood, Florida, this week to compete in the Miss Florida USA Pageant. The daughter of Doyle and Charlotte Daniels of Kinard, Jami, 25, is the reigning Miss Emerald Coast and is among 62 contestants vying for the Miss Florida USA title. The Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA Pageants are the official qualifiers towards Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe. The new Miss Florida USA will receive quite the prize package and it is growing every week! Not only will her year be special with appearances, travel and the opportunity to meet the leaders of our state, but she will also compete in the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant on NBC! Jami will compete in preliminaries on Friday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Bailey Concert Hall at the Broward College Central Campus in Davie. Finals are set for Saturday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. The pageant will air locally on WJHG Channel 7 on Sunday, July 25, at noon. Jami was crowned Miss Emerald Coast USA March 14th and has been busy traveling throughout the Emerald Coast Region making appearances and working with various charities. Jami has worked with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and most recently Â“A Matter of TrustÂ”, an organization that uses hair from area salons to make mats for the Gulf Coast oil spill. Jami also volunteers her time to be the director of the Miss Northwest Florida Organization and various local pageants including Miss Calhoun County, Miss Blountstown, and Miss River City. JAMILYNNDANIELS On Saturday I like to watch the Hallmark Channel. Yes, I know it is sappy, but there is always a lesson that can be learned and a few tears of joy to shed in the end. It helps me to put things into prospective and at the same time drown out the bad news that seeps in through the computer, television and radio. Every day we get emails from people who are rejoining after giving up a few years earlier. Every day we get emails from people who tell us they donÂ’t have time to do everything. They tell us that their lives have gotten chaotic and they could not keep up. This absolutely breaks my heart. When life gets tough we give up before we ever get started. This is what our perfectionism does to us. It stops us in our tracks every single day. This is why our homes became the chaotic mess that they are. When we donÂ’t think we have time; we do nothing. When nothing is getting done, things begin to pile up and we become overwhelmed. It is a vicious cycle. Have you always bailed when things got tough? You know what they say, Â“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!Â” What does that mean for a Sidetracked perfectionist? For me this says that we are not tough! That we donÂ’t have the stubbornness and consistency that it takes to stay the distance. I donÂ’t really believe this because I have been where you are. I am as stubborn as they come. What I figured out that New YearÂ’s Day was that I had been mean to me and had never established any good habits. When I couldnÂ’t keep my house clean after frantic stash and dash, I would beat myself up. Then I would get overwhelmed and just say why bother I couldnÂ’t do it right anyway. I decided to be kind to me and start with small habits. Just the act of being kind to me, helped to eliminate the pressure to clean house perfectly. As one habit lead to another; patience with myself grew. I was seeing great changes in my home and it was because I was finally loving myself enough to take it slow and steady. When you hear yourself say I donÂ’t have time what you are really doing is running from what needs to be done. Set your timer for 2 minutes and just do something. Please donÂ’t give up when you really need us the most. When you donÂ’t know what to do just go shine your sink; you will be surprised at the joy this will give you. Your Hallmark movie can have that happy ending too. You just need to go shine your sink and practice keeping it clean and shiny for a whole month. That was my very first habit. It was all I had to do! Yes other things got done but that was my focus! I celebrated that shiny sink each morning and it put a smile on my face and hope in my heart. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out The FlyLadyÂ’s website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Bantam and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Fireside. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication The FlyLadyYour personal coach to help you get your home and life in order.www.flylady.netWhen The Going Gets Tough Don't miss the Chamber's 3rd Thursday Biz Bounce LOOKING BACK: Law enforcement transportation has come a long way. This photo shows former Sheriff's Deputy Buddy Clemmons atop Salley, circa 1920s.MARIANNAÂ—Chipola College has scheduled two small business seminars. Â“Turning Passions Into ProfitsÂ” will meet July 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon; Â“Steps to Starting a Small BusinessÂ” will meet July 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Seminars will meet in the Chipola College Business Building (M108). The small business development seminars are a collaborative effort among Chipola College, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Council, and the Jackson County Development Council. To register for a seminar, visit www.gulfcoast.edu/ ContinuingEd/registration. Participants must register two days prior to the seminar date. Cost is $20 per seminar. The SBDC is Florida's Principal Provider of Small Business Assistance, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. If you're interested in upgrading the skills of your employees, Workforce Florida has an opportunity for you. Workforce Florida has grant funding available through its Incumbent Worker Training program. From the date of approval, companies have 12 months in which to complete their training. Through this grant program, for-profit companies of any size can be reimbursed up to $50,000 for training costs. The key requirements are that the company has been in business in Florida for more than a year, has at least one full-time employee (FL resident), and can demonstrate financial viability. Established in 1999, the Incumbent Worker Training Program has provided training for over 100,000 employees for more than 500 businesses throughout the state. The program is structured to be flexible to meet the business's custom training objectives; public, private, or in-house training providers are allowed, based on the nature of the training. For more information, visit http://www.workforceflorida.com/employers/iwt.htm or contact Sarah Fixel, 850.921.1132.Workforce Florida has grants to train workersTurn Passions Into Profits' seminar set at Chipola SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call 674-5041
The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 B B R R A A G G S S H H O O P P BRYCE DOWLING GOODMAN Bryce Dowling Goodman was born on June 7th at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. He is the son of Cliff and Sandra Goodman of Blountstown. His grandparents are Clifford and Paula Goodman of Blountstown and Frank and Lisa Smith of Gainesville. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Brianna, and all his family and friends. HAPPY "3rd" BIRTHDAY!! Brianna Morgan Goodman celebrated her 3rd birthday on July 3rd with a "Scooby Doo Party" with all her family and friends. She is the daughter of Cliff and Sandra Goodman of Blountstown. Her grandparents are Clifford and Paula Goodman of Blountstown and Frank and Lisa Smith of Gainesville, Fla. 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We will have talent from all over our tri state area. Entertainment from 50s pops to Classical music. Come out and enjoy refreshments while you relax in a cool environment with entertainment. Vote on your favorite contestant! The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800Â’s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 20. Follow Hwy 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at LindyÂ’s Fried Chicken (Silas Green St.). Follow the signs. For more information, contact the Settlement at 674-2777. For more information on the historic buildings at the Settlement go to: www.ppmuseum.orgTalent show July 23 at Pioneer SettlementAll family and friends of the Montford family are cordially invited to join us at the 57th Montford Family Reunion on Saturday, July 24, at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. Visit with us from 11:00 Â– 12:00 (CST) and eat lunch at 12:30 (CST). Bring your favorite dishes to share with everyone. Napkins, plates, utensils, cups, and beverages will be provided. See you there!Montford Family to hold reunion July 24 FAMILY REUNION BIRTHDAYANDBIRTHANNOUNCEMENTS$10 WITHPHOTODEADLINEMONDAYNOON Tickets on sale for Death by Chocolate'Have you ever wanted to eat all the chocolate you could ever hold? Now is your chance. . Calhoun County Senior Citizens will be serving up "Death by Chocolate" which will have every imaginable chocolate dessert for you. While enjoying your dessert we will have a silent auction with various items up for bid. The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, at 6:00 PM. It will be held at the W.T. Neal Civic Center on Hwy. 69N, Blountstown. Call 674-4163 for directions. Advance tickets Â— $10/each. At the door Â— $15 each. Tickets can be purchased at CCSCA, 16859 NE Cayson St., Blountstown or call (850) 674-4163. With each ticket purchase you will receive a raffle ticket for the "Grand Prize." You do have to be present to win! There are only 250 tickets to be sold! So get yours before they are sold out. So come in out of the heat and show your support for the Calhoun County Senior Citizens in Calhoun County. If you have items that you would like to donate for the auction we would appreciate them. Thanks for your support. The Department of State, Division of Elections announced today the release of a new free voter information access system that allows voters to look up their voter registration, absentee ballot status and polling place location online. Voters can now check to see if they are registered and make sure that their information is correct. The website is: at http://registration.election.myflorida.com/ It can also be accessed on the main Division of Elections website: Elections.myflorida.com Â“The first priority of the Florida Division of Elections and the 67 Supervisors of Elections is the voters. This new online tool will give the voters access to the information they need on their own schedule,Â” said FloridaÂ’s Interim Secretary of State Dawn K. Roberts. Â“We are proud to continue to improve our service to Florida voters and do it in a cost-effective and innovative manner.Â” Now voters can go to one place and find all of their general voting information, including their polling place. Once voters enter their information, they will see their voter registration details and have the option to see their absentee ballot status or polling place location. Those options will direct the voter to their county Supervisor of Elections website page containing that information. All 67 Supervisors of Elections are providing free online voter information access along with the Florida Division of Elections in compliance with the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act. In Calhoun County, go to www.votecalhoun.com Important Dates: July 26 Voter Registration Book Closing for the August Primary August 9 Early Voting Begins for the Primary Election August 24 Primary Election Day October 4 Voter Registration Book Closing for the General Election October 18 Early Voting Begins for the General Election November 2 General Election DayFree voter info can be accessed onlineLooking Back: Blountstown's First Car "The Chicken Killer"Head for the hills! That was likely the word about town when folks saw the first car wheeling down the road in Blountstown. Pictured are Albert Cayson and Dr. Elmore in the first local wheels affectionately known as "The Chicken Killer". They are shown outside the Colonial Inn. 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Sea turtle hatchlings face great challenges when they crawl to the water, swim offshore, and begin their lives in the ocean. They face many dangerous obstacles, both on the beach and in the water Â– some natural, some because of man Â– that make survival difficult. This summer, the hatchlings of these threatened and endangered species emerging from nests on Northwest Florida beaches would face an additional, likely insurmountable obstacle in the form of large amounts of oil from the continuing Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil products could cause problems for hatchlings on the beach, but the highest degree of danger lies in the ocean currents that determine where these young sea turtles go. They are the same currents that determine where the floating oil goes, which would constantly bring the young turtles to the floating oil. ThatÂ’s why a group of sea turtle experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), NOAAÂ’s National Marine Fisheries Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) began planning a way to prevent this impending loss of newly hatched sea turtles when it was clear that oil would continue to pour into the Gulf throughout the sea turtle nesting season. Â“We had to determine the best course of action given the extraordinary circumstances of this oil spill,Â” said Dr. Robbin Trindell, the FWCÂ’s sea turtle management coordinator. Â“If we left the hatchlings to fend for themselves, they would face a certain death. While the system weÂ’ve devised will give them at least some chance for survival, it is important to note that relocating nests at any time is also very risky and would be considered only during an unprecedented disaster such as the Deepwater Horizon incident.Â” The plan involves moving sea turtle eggs that are within a week of hatching from the beaches in Northwest Florida to a facility on the central-east coast of Florida. Once the eggs have been removed, they will be placed carefully in coolers with dampened sand from the nest, transported in a specially designed, temperature-controlled and air-cushioned truck to the east coast, somewhere near Cape Canaveral, and held under carefully monitored conditions until the hatchlings begin emerging from the eggs. The eggs will hatch at this facility, and the hatchlings will be released on a nearby beach. This type of action is a last resort in Florida, where every effort is made to leave sea turtle nests in place so that hatchlings emerge naturally and depart from the beach where their mother nested. Sea turtle eggs can be moved as they near their hatching date, but some eggs may still be lost because of the movement. Â“We wonÂ’t attempt toThe County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6 ~LOOKINGBACK~ BHS 1953 Tiger Football TeamRalph White, who was named All-State defensive player his senior year at Blountstown High School, shared this photo of the 1953 fighting Tiger football team. Members include (front row, from left) Thomas McClellan, Jerry Ward, Joe Redfern, Charles R. Howell, Virgil Smalley, Wallace Womble, (second row) Reggie Redfern, Johnny Rooks, Jimmy Kearce, Burl Peacock, Ralph White, Johnny Fowler, Donnell Whitfield, (third row) John Wynn, Robert Newman, Brooks Cobb, Donald Hall, Tommy Pridgeon, Brooks Barber, (fourth row) Roderick Newman, Ronnie Brantley, Richard Leath, Jimmy Coleman, Lester Sutton, Buddy Spears, (fifth row) R.L. Alford, Tommy Davis, Melvin Lord, Henry Nichols, Warren White, Doug Peacock, (back row) Coaches Ted Cooper and Coach John Abbott. B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n Y Y o o u u t t h h L L e e a a g g u u e e Stoutamire Insurance, Inc. 16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown, FL Phone 674-5974 Â Fax 674-8307 Make A Splash This Summer! Are you ready for a voyage of a lifetime? First Baptist Church of Blountstown will be having a High Seas Expedition where children pre-K through 6th will explore the mighty love of God O ur J ul y 11-15 V B S fro m 5 p m to 8 p m is filled with Bible-learning experiences, crafts, supper, cool Bible songs and much more!! Will Pee Wee learn his name? Will Pirate Sam cause trouble? Will Old Timer be there? Come and find out! This childrenÂ’s event is free of charge. Please pre-register at https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez First Baptist VBSJul11 or Call 674 -5 923In a rescheduled game played Tuesday, June 29th, the Gulf County Drive defeated the Liberty County Diamond Dawgs 20 5 to increase their lead over the second place Dawgs in the eastern division of the League. On Sunday, July 4th, all scheduled games were postponed until a later date in observance of the holiday. Therefore, the standings remain the same as for the previous week with the Destin Dawgs holding first place over the Bay County Brewers by less than one percentage point. The Washington County Bruins remain in a solid third place while the Jackson Jays remain in fourth. In the eastern division, Gulf Drive remains in first place over the Liberty Diamond Dawgs in second, while the Calhoun Horsemen and the Chattahoochee Red Birds remain in third and fourth place, respectively. All teams will be back in action Sunday, July 11th as follows: Liberty Diamond Dawgs @ Chattahoochee Red Birds, 3 p.m., EDT Calhoun Horsemen @ Gulf Drive, 2 p.m., CDT Washington Bruins @ Bay Brewers, 2 p.m., CDT Destin Dawgs @ Jackson Jays, 2 p.m., CDTBig Bend Baseball resumes on SundayThere will be a baseball camp for ages 8 16 beginning on Monday, July 12, thru Thursday, July 15. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day. The camp will focus on baserunning, fielding, hitting, and pitching. Spaces will be limited to 12 for a great deal of individual instruction. For more information contact Emory Horne at 850 624 6749. Baseball camp set to begin on July 12 Saving the sea turtles: FWC helps hatchlings have chanceSee S S E E A A T T U U R R T T L L E E S S page 7B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n Y Y o o u u t t h h S S o o f f t t b b a a l l l l 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 Y Y e e a a r r O O l l d d " B B u u l l l l s s "Members of the Blountstown Youth Softball team in the 11-12 year old girls division had a great season. Team members include (front row, from left) Jenny Snowden, Alexis Duke, Caroline Howell, Brittany Kelley, Emily Shuler, Harmony Engram, (back row) Coach Frank Snowden, Darma Lee, Lexi Devuyst, Coach Michael Devuyst, Mirazha Hogue, Jordan Herndon, and Coach Robbie Duke.M M e e e e t t t t h h e e B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n T T B B a a l l l l L L e e a a g g u u e e " T T i i d d e e " T T e e a a m mThese little ones had a blast playing t-ball for the Tide team in Blountstown. Team members include (front row, from left) Hope McCrary, Jordan Pride, Savannah Young, Ryan Wooden, Hunter Carpenter, (middle row) Gabriel Patton, Jada Coleman, Lani Pyles, Ethan Lawarre, Zackary Hurt, (back row) Coaches Corey and Katrina Hatchett. 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Brett Tanner of Blountstown and Angel Rodriguez of Bonifay were among the nearly 1,500 high school students from across the country who participated in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour held June 1217, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Tanner and Rodriguez were sponsored by West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC). Each year in June, an action-filled week provides high school students opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, how our government operates, about electric co-ops and todayÂ’s pressing issues. Highlights included meeting their elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate; tours of Arlington National Cemetery, the Capitol, Mt. Vernon, FordÂ’s Theater; tours of various monuments including the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and many more; the National World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and Korean Veterans Memorial. Participants also enjoyed a cruise on the Potomac River and many more tours and events. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has been a joint effort of local electric co-ops, such as WFEC, their statewide co-op associations, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Arlington, Virginia for over 40 years. Since 1964, the nationÂ’s cooperative electric utilities have sponsored more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors for visits to their U.S. congressional delegations, energy and grassroots government education sessions, and sightseeing in Washington. NRECA is the national service organization representing the nationÂ’s more than 900 private, not-forprofit consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide electric service to 39 million people in 47 states. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is open to all high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of West Florida Electric. Each high school within WFECÂ’s service area chooses a representative for the State and National Youth Tours each Fall. If you will be a junior during the 2010-2011 school year, see your schoolÂ’s guidance counselor for more information about the Youth Tour or contact Candace Croft at email@example.com move the eggs until they have incubated at least 49 days,Â” Trindell said. Â“The permitted individuals who check beaches every morning for sea turtle nesting activity have been diligent in marking the nests and keeping data on when the nests were laid so we have accurate dates for when the eggs can be moved.Â” Moving these eggs also brings concerns about disrupting the poorly understood mechanisms that guide a female sea turtle back to the beach where she hatched. It is possible these hatchlings would eventually return to Northwest Florida to nest. However, it is also possible that releasing the hatchlings on the east coast of Florida will result in those turtles returning to the east coast or going to some other area to nest. About 700 sea turtle nests are laid in Northwest Florida each year, and each nest typically contains 100120 eggs. Loggerhead sea turtles are the most common species to nest in this part of Florida, but some nests of KempÂ’s ridleys and green turtles also are expected. Many of the nests will be moved by late July, but the process could continue until October, depending on when nests are laid. Implementation of this plan will require a huge effort by all the volunteers, the FWC and its partners, but everyone involved is determined to give these sea turtles a chance to make it to clean waters, where they can continue their life cycle. Â“It is a phenomenal partnership, with everyone working toward one goal, and that is to help our wildlife survive this disaster,Â” Trindell said. Â“There are folks out on the beaches cleaning and searching for sea turtle nests all night long now, and none of what we are about to undertake could occur without those partnerships.Â” At this time, there are no plans to relocate any eggs from other Gulf beaches in Florida. However, the FWC is coordinating with permit holders to mark turtle nests all along the Gulf Coast and will closely monitor the situation. For more information on the plan to relocate Northwest Florida sea turtle eggs, go towww.fws.gov/northflorida. To report sightings of oiled wildlife, call 866-5571401. For more information on sea turtle conservation, visit MyFWC.com/ SeaTurtle. For information on volunteering to aid in the recovery effort, call 866448-5816. For other information on the oil spill, go to MyFWC.com/OilSpill.The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 WeÂregonemostoftheday.DidnÂtmakesensetokeepanemptyhouse comfortable.Butnowwhenwegethome,itÂsready.IÂmsaving$280a yearjustbyprogrammingathermostat.Whatcanyoudo?Findouthow thelittlechangesaddupatTogetherWeSave.com.FEELSBETTERAROUND THEHOUSESINCEISETOUR THERMOSTATTOCHEAP. AUTO SALES, INC. NothingÂ’s Changed But the Name (Formerly CarMart) Same Location...Same Great Service...Same Low Prices! Rivertown Auto Sales, Inc. 850-237-2424 or 850-899-0979 DonÂ’t Search All Over...Just Call the Grovers! 1999 Volkswagon $3,995 05 PT Cruiser $ 4 ,995 1999 Explorer $5,995 2004 Cavalier $ 4 ,995 2010 Dodge SLT Crew Cab 150....$22,900 Â‘06 Chrysler 300 NICE....$11,900 Â‘09 Impala LT Very Clean....$14,900 Â‘07 Dodge Charger 31K....$15,900 Sea turtles cont'd Clariece CappsÂ’ family and friends will host a 70th birthday party for her on Saturday, July 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Kinard Community Center. All family, friends, relatives, and former students are invited to attend. No presents, please. Your presence will be her gift.70th birthday party in honor of Clariece Capps Angel 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. Blountstown High School's Brett Tanner enjoys...WFEC Youth Tour trip to D.C. TRAVELING TRUNK VISITS SAR: Neal Spooner of the Georgia State Society Sons of the American Revolution brought his Traveling Trunk program to the William Dunaway Chapter, SAR in Marianna recently. He gave members and guests a glimpse of life during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Blue Springs Society, C.A.R. Vice President Carly Miller especially enjoyed playing with the children's games from the trunk. The William Dunaway Chapter, SAR meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Jim's Buffet and Grill. For information please contact President Fletcher Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert K. Dunaway at 850-594-6664.
Wilkes Productions, a full service promotion and entertainment company based in Philadelphia, PA, would like to announce that Le'Tonya Reed of Blountstown is the winner of the Wilkes Productions Plus Model Competition for the month of July. Le'Tonya Reed will participate in a full professional photo shoot in Philadelphia, PA and her photos will appear in Wilkes Productions advertisements. Le'Tonya Reed will also be our spokes model representative at many Wilkes Productions events. LeÂ’Tonya was recently named National 2010 Ms. American Beauties Plus. LeÂ’Tonya is the daughter of Ms. Marjorie Peterson, John Thomas Reed II, and Jeremiah Peterson. She is the grand daughter of Mr. J. T. Reed (the late Mary Reed), Mrs. Ella Mae Peterson (the late Nemiah Peterson), the late James Jones and the late Equila Scott. LeÂ’Tonya is a member of Prayer Chainer's Mission of God, Pastor Geraldine Sheard. The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, Page 8 This Week in HistoryBy BMS History Department July 7 1876 Â– Jesse James, the most notorious train robber of the American West, holds up the Missouri-Pacific train and robs it of $15,000. James and his gang to typify the dangers of the 19th-century frontiers as portrayed in motion pictures. July 8 1918 Â– American novelist Ernest Hemingway, working as an American Red Cross ambulance driver, is severely wounded while carrying a companion to safety on the Austro-Italian front during World War I. July 9 1954 Â– Australian golfer Peter Thomson, 24, becomes the youngest player to win the British Open. July 10 1900 Â– Â“His MasterÂ’s Voice,Â” one of the most famous trademarks in the world, is registered with the U.S. Patent Office Created for the Victor Recording Company (later RCA Victor); the logo shows a dog looking into the horn of a gramophone. July 11 1914 Â– American baseball great Babe Ruth debuts in the major leagues as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, making $2,900 in his rookie season. July 12 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signs into law a measure calling for the awarding of U.S. Army Medal of Honor. July 13 1865 American newspaper publisher and Editor Horace Greeley advises readers to Â“Go west, young man.Â” Cheers for ChangeLady Tigers Karissa Flowers (left) and Bre Pybus (below) are shown bagging groceries at Harvey's for their squad's annual fundraiser.PHOTOS BY TRENT SMITHRise and shine! Blountstown High School cheerleaders woke up bright and early Saturday morning to prepare for their annual Cheers for Change fundraiser at Harvey's Supermarket of Blountstown. The first shifts started at 9 am and cheerleaders rotated shifts until 2 pm that afternoon. Thanks to Harveys lending the storefront and shoppers' generous donations, the cheerleaders raised several dollars which will go towards cheerleading camp and extend on to needs which may arise throughout the next school year as our BHS cheerleaders pump up the crowd and keep our players motivated. Congratulations and good luck! Reaching Out at the Rehab The BHS cheerleaders visited the Blountstown Health and Rehab Monday, July 5th and visited with the patients. These girls are working hard to get out and give back to their community to show how much they appreciate all the support they receive. The patients were entertained with cheers from the girls in the cafeteria, manicures, reading, and also singing by Bre Pybus. The girls plan to go back once a month and visit. Jacy Richards (above right) and Kristin Peacock (below) visit with patients. In the top photo, the squad poses after performing for the residents in the cafeteria. Le'Tonya Reed named Plus Model of MonthLE'TONYAREED E EM M A A I I L LY YO O U U R RN NE E W W S ST TO O: : n n e e w w s s @ @ t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t tD DE E A A D D L L I I N N E EM MO O N N D D A A Y YN NO O O O N N 4-H Day CampManners, Modesty & MakeoversThere was plenty of girl fun at the Calhoun County 4-H Day Camp "Because I'm Worth It (Manners, Modesty, Makeovers & More)" held last Tuesday & Wednesday. The girls learned about dressing modestly, table manners, and applying makeup. They were treated to lunch at Wisteria Cafe, along with makeovers at Merle Norman. MARIANNAÂ—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 73 students who made the DeanÂ’s List for academic achievement during the Summer I Semester 2010. To be placed on the DeanÂ’s List, a student must take 6 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses. Students from Calhoun and Liberty counties who made perfect averages of 4.0Â—straight AÂ’sÂ—and their hometowns are: AlthaÂ—Ashton Lee, Janice Roberts. BlountstownÂ—Candace Koonce, Joseph Phinney. HosfordÂ—Zebulon Shuler. Local students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are: BlountstownÂ— Kimberley Taylor.Chipola's Summer I Dean's List announced 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 dDeadline for News & Ads Monday at Noon
The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 9 9Calhoun & Liberty County School Districts2010 FCAT Scores Seventh Grade BMS Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 2 2 2 2 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 6 6 8 8 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 327 345 310 313 343 71% 85% 64% 64% 84% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 4 4 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 6 6 1 1 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BMS Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 319 341 305 307 337 63% 85% 58% 59% 88% Ninth Grade BHS Altha LCHSM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 7 7 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 4 4 8 8 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 317 319 313 49% 58% 49% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 1 1 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 6 6 7 7 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BHS Altha LCHSM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 318 298 312 76% 58% 73% Tenth Grade BHS Altha LCHSM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 0 0 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 3 3 9 9 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 311 316 300 35% 50% 24% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 3 3 1 1 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 7 7 3 3 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BHS Altha LCHSM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 334 330 327 76% 78% 69% W W r r i i t t i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 . 9 9 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 9 9 4 4 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + a a n n d d 7 7 2 2 % % L L e e v v e e l l 4 4 + + BHS Altha LCHSS S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 3.9 4.3 3.7 92% 95% 96% L L e e v v e e l l 4 4 + +70% 83% 59% Eleventh Grade BHS Altha LCHSM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + S S c c i i e e n n c c e e S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 0 0 6 6 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 3 3 8 8 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 313 292 301 43% 26% 35% Eighth Grade BMS Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 2 2 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 5 5 5 5 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 319 358 314 313 335 64% 85% 62% 59% 83% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 2 2 4 4 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 6 6 8 8 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BMS Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 331 360 323 323 337 77% 100% 72% 76% 87% S S c c i i e e n n c c e e S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 0 0 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 4 4 3 3 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BMS Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 322 357 307 316 337 53% 70% 40% 46% 74% W W r r i i t t i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 4 4 . 1 1 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 9 9 6 6 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + a a n n d d 7 7 6 6 % % L L e e v v e e l l 4 4 + + BMS Carr AlthaS S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 4.1 5.1 3.7 94% 100% 92% L L e e v v e e l l 4 4 + +78% 100% 56% Tolar Hosford4.0 4.6 100% 100% 70% 96% Third Grade BES Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 4 4 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 7 7 2 2 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 321 334 334 307 323 78% 87% 89% 69% 76% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 3 3 7 7 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 7 7 8 8 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BES Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 354 347 345 325 324 89% 94% 84% 79% 79% Fourth Grade BES Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 2 2 3 3 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 7 7 2 2 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 334 335 318 307 314 84% 85% 63% 67% 66% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 3 3 0 0 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 7 7 4 4 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BES Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 332 319 323 307 335 80% 74% 71% 61% 83% W W r r i i t t i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 . 8 8 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 9 9 4 4 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + a a n n d d 6 6 8 8 % % L L e e v v e e l l 4 4 + + BES Carr AlthaS S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 3.7 3.4 3.2 93% 95% 71% L L e e v v e e l l 4 4 + +59% 44% 40% Tolar Hosford3.3 3.5 84% 90% 47% 59% Fifth Grade BES Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 0 0 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 6 6 9 9 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 312 318 304 305 328 68% 85% 71% 68% 78% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 3 3 6 6 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 6 6 3 3 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BES Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 339 341 331 309 324 65% 73% 61% 33% 53% S S c c i i e e n n c c e e S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 8 8 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 4 4 9 9 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BES Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 327 341 326 297 336 52% 62% 50% 32% 53% Sixth Grade BMS Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + R R e e a a d d i i n n g g S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 5 5 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 6 6 7 7 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e 326 322 319 303 337 76% 74% 74% 63% 81% M M a a t t h h S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e : : 3 3 1 1 9 9 M M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e 5 5 7 7 % % L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 & & A A b b o o v v e e BMS Carr Altha Tolar HosfordM M e e a a n n S S c c o o r r e e L L e e v v e e l l 3 3 + + 315 333 316 298 321 60% 67% 55% 50% 61% C C a a l l h h o o u u n n C C o o u u n n t t y y N N u u m m b b e e r r o o f f s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s T T e e s s t t e e d d B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n E E l l e e m m e e n n t t a a r r y y 3rd Grade 87 4th Grade 102 5th Grade 102 B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n M M i i d d d d l l e e S S c c h h o o o o l l 6th Grade 87 7th Grade 80 8th Grade 72 B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n H H i i g g h h S S c c h h o o o o l l 9th Grade 109 10th Grade 91 11th Grade 112 A A l l t t h h a a P P u u b b l l i i c c S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd Grade 45 4th Grade 41 5th Grade 41 6th Grade 47 7th Grade 50 8th Grade 50 9th Grade 48 10th Grade 40 11th Grade 43 CC a a r r r r S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd Grade 31 4th Grade 39 5th Grade 26 6th Grade 27 7th Grade 40 8th Grade 20 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 u u m m b b e e r r o o f f s s t t u u d d e e n n t t s s T T e e s s t t e e d d T T o o l l a a r r S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd Grade 68 4th Grade 69 5th Grade 66 6th Grade 60 7th Grade 69 8th Grade 57 H H o o s s f f o o r r d d S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd Grade 29 4th Grade 29 5th Grade 32 6th Grade 31 7th Grade 25 8th Grade 24 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 H H i i g g h h S S c c h h o o o o l l 9th Grade 89 10th Grade 74 11th Grade 71 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 tA A t t o o r r A A b b o o v v e e S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n E E l l e e m m e e n n t t a a r r y y Above state average in all subjects except 4th grade writing! B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n M M i i d d d d l l e e S S c c h h o o o o l l Above state average in all subjects except 6th grade math! B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n H H i i g g h h S S c c h h o o o o l l 9th Grade All subjects 10th Grade Reading (mean score only), Math and writing (mean score) 11th Grade Science A A l l t t h h a a S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd Grade All subjects 5th Grade Reading (Level 3+) & Science 6th Grade Reading 8th Grade Math (Level 3+) & Reading 9th Grade Reading 10th Grade Reading & Math (Level 3+), writing C C a a r r r r S S cc h h o o o o l l Above state average in every grade & subject but 4th grade writing & math! L L C C H H S S 9th Grade Math, reading (level 3 and above) T T o o l l a a r r S S c c h h o o o o l l 8th grade science, math level 3+, reading H H o o s s f f o o r r d d S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd grade Reading, 4th grade Math, 5th grade reading & science, all subjects in 6th-8th grades!B B e e l l o o w w S S t t a a t t e e A A v v e e r r a a g g e e B B E E S S 4th Grade Writing B B M M S S 6th grade Math (mean score) B B H H S S 10th grade writing % over level 3 & 4, reading (level 3) C C a a r r r r S S c c h h o o o o l l 4th Grade Writing math (mean score in both) A A l l t t h h a a S S c c h h o o o o l l 4th Grade all subjects, 5th Grade Reading (mean score) & Math, 6th Grade Math, 7th Grade All subjects, 8th Grade Writing, Science, and Math (mean score), 9th grade math, 10th grade math (mean score), 11th grade science T T o o l l a a r r S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd thru 7th grades all subjects, 8th grade writing, H H o o s s f f o o r r d d S S c c h h o o o o l l 3rd Grade Math 4th Grade Reading & Writing, 5th grade math L L C C H H S S 9th grade reading (mean score), 10th grade all subjects, 11th grade science
JOAN GRACE BEGIN Mrs. Joan Grace Begin, 77, of Altha, FL, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in Blountstown, FL. Joan was born on February 8, 1933, in New York and had lived in Altha since 1980, coming from Russell, MA. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Fountain, FL. Survivors include one brother, William Callahan, of New York; three sisters, Rita Morgan of New York, Kathleen Visvavis of Colorado, and Cecelia Swayze of New York; two grandchildren, Robert Borelli and his wife, Nona, of Blountstown, and Denielle Manning and her husband, James, of Blounstown; five greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held Friday, July 9, at 9:00 am (CDT) from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Fountain, FL with Father William Brown officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). LOIS M. CAMPANA Mrs. Lois M. Campana, 84, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2010, in Blountstown. Lois was born on November 10, 1925, in Blountstown and had lived here all of her life. She worked as a legal secretary for the law firm of Henry McClellan at the beginning of her career. In 1953, she began working for the law firm of J. Frank Adams and Virgil Mayo. She continued working for J. Frank Adams after he became State Attorney until retirement. She had a reputation for being skilled at the art of picking jurors for the types of cases, for knowing the law so well and for being an excellent court reporter. Lois was an active member of the Blountstown United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School and serving for several years as president of the Methodist Woman's Group. Mrs. Campana was a member of the Blountstown Chapter #379 Order of the Eastern Star for 35 years and a member of the Garden Club. Survivors include one son, Ken Mears, of Blountstown; one sister, Agnes Murphy, of Ormond Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Chris Mears and Ashley Britt, both of Blountstown; and six greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 7, at 11:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jim Jines officiating. Interment will follow in the Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 7, from 10:00 am (CDT) until service time at 11:00 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). FINLAY COXWELL Finlay Coxwell, 85, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010, in Blountstown. He was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County and was a retired logger. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Minnie Lee (Patterson) Coxwell, and four brothers, Enoch, Sam, Palmer, and Ray. He is survived by his sister, Lois Franklin, of Jacksonville, Florida. A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 3, at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown with Reverend David Goodman officiating. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6745449 or online at www.adamsfh.com).Poplar Head VBS set for July 11-16It's Vacation Bible School time at Poplar Head Baptist Church like youÂ’ve never experienced before! Saddle up for Saddle Ridge Ranch! Set among the stunning vistas and wideopen spaces of Big Sky country, Saddle Ridge Ranch is a place where kids can ask questions and discover the answers found in God's Word. During their day at the ranch, kids will visit Worship Rally Valley and the Bible Study Bunkhouse. Around the ranch they will also experience: Crafts at Blazing Star Stables, Missions at Firefly Cavern, Music at Campfire Creek, Recreation at Mustang Mountain and snacks at the Big Sky Grill. Children ages 3 through 6th grade are admitted free July 11-16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This week of fun, food and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. The church is located on Hwy. 73 in Clarksville. For more information, call 6744201.First Baptist VBS kicks off July 11First Baptist of Blountstown invites boys and girls 4 yrs old to 6th grade to a wonderful High Seas Expedition where we will explore "the mighty love of God"! Our VBS will be from this Sunday, July 11, to Thursday, July 15, from 5 pm to 8 pm each evening. This wonderful event is free of charge. Please pre-register at https://www.groupvbspro.c om/vbs/ez/FirstBaptistVBS Jul11.Christian Home to host VBS July 11-16Ahoy, Mates! Are you ready for a voyage of a lifetime? Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church will be having their Vacation Bible School, "High Seas Expedition", Exploring the Mighty Love of God, for children pre-K through 6 grade. Our adventure will begin on Sunday, July 11th, and run through Friday, July 16th. We will begin each night at 5:30 with supper and run until 8:30 p.m. Come join us for Bible learning experiences, crafts, fun Bible songs, and much, much more. This event is free of charge. Please contact us at 6745194 if you have any questions concerning this event.Operation Space VBS at Red Oak10,9,8,7.... We're counting down to fun at Operation Space: A close Encounter with God's Word. In this galactic adventure like no other, kids learn how God reveals Himself through His world and His Word. Come join us at Red Oak VBS July 12-16 from 5:30-8:00, ages 3-12. Any questions--please call Rocky at 674-7716.Teen Summit at St. Paul AME July 11St. Paul A.M.E. Church will host another "Teen Summit" on Saturday, July 10th, at 11:00 a.m. to provide awareness when making life choices. This summit will be presented by Dr. A.J. Carrion, a professor from FAMU. Dr. Carrion, the ADAP Resident Pharmacist provides extensive education on AIDS/HIV. We invite all teens to come out and be informed. Consent forms will need to be signed by parents or guardians. Please see Katrina Katchett, Karen Engram, Glenda Grant or Lashae McGlockton for the forms.VBS underway this week at St. PaulSt. Paul A.M.E Church began Vacation Bible School on July 6th and will continue through July 9th from 5:00 7:00 p.m.. The theme this year is "Hero Headquarters where kids join forces with God". We invite all adults, children and teens to attend St. Paul A.M.E. where Rev. Calvin Griffin, Sr. is pastor and "Jesus is Lord".Dinner & a movie at New Harvest July 7New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God will host dinner and a movie on Wednesday, July 7, at 6 p.m. The meal will be spaghetti and salad for $5.50. All proceeds will go to help pay for the church insurance. Your presence is requested and monetary donations are appreciated. The church is located at 1800 North Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka. For more information, call Fay Gibson at 832-7953.Yard sale at New Harvest FellowhipA fundraiser yard sale will be held at New Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God on Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. until noon. All proceeds will go to help pay for the church insurance. The church is located at 1800 North Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka. For more information, call Fay Gibson at 832-7953.The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 Church DirectoryFor Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 For Information on Placing Your Church in the Directory, Please Call 674-5041 Meaningful Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 AM Exciting Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Bible Study & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM Pastor David Throckmorton Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20 and Main Street in BlountstownFirst Baptist Church Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Blountstown First Assembly of God Churc h Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...5:00 PM Wednesday Service...7:00 PM Pastor, Shelton Kindig Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street Blountstown, FL 850-674-4331 For information on listing your church in this directory, please contact The County Record at 674-5041. 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: email@example.com St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 850-674-4482 Fax: 850-674-4483 We welcome you to worship with us as we follow the teachings of Christ. If you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, contact Fr. Chuck Collins, 447--0934. Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. Spanish 6:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th week 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 Â643-5410 www.adamsfh.com A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director Funerals are a perfectly planned celebration of life, a reflection of the individualÂ„the lives they touched, the way they spent their time, and even the music they loved. We live in a ÂplanningÂŽ society. Thank about the time and effort that goes into planning major events in our lifeÂ„ graduations, weddings, birth of a child, retirement. Even the amount of planning that goes into our day-today activities. Think about the importance of making funeral arrangements. We can address any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to help you. Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Church News Deadline Monday at Noon w w w w w w . t t h h e e c c o o u u n n t t y y r r e e c c o o r r d d . n n e e t t OBITUARIES 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, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 Legal NoticeThe Calhoun County School Board proposes to amend policies as required by Florida Statute for the Calhoun County Schools as follows: A D M I N I S T R A T I V E P R O C E D U R E S A C T C A L H O U N C O U N T Y S C H O O L S CHAPTER 3 Â– SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION CHAPTER 5 Â— STUDENTS CHAPTER 6 Â– HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES Delete Policy Policy 5.65 Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Wellness Amend Policies: Policy 3.43 Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Wellness Policy 6.33Alcohol and Drug Free Work Place Entire proposals are available for viewing at the School SuperintendentÂ’s Office, Room G-20, Calhoun County Court House, Blountstown, Florida. A hearing will be held on the above policies in the Cooperative Extension Building at 20816 Central Avenue East in Blountstown, Florida at the Regular School Board meeting beginning at 4:30 P.M., CDT, Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Kelly King, Board Chair Calhoun County School Board Attest: Wilson T.McClellan, Superintendent Calhoun County Schools Â“An Equal Opportunity EmployerÂ” Wilson T.McClellan Superintendent Board Meets Second Tuesday of Each Month 20859 Central Ave E, RM-G20 Blountstown, FL 32424 Phone:850-674-5927 FAX:850-674-5814Legal NoticeN O T I C E O F I N T E N T T O A P P L Y F O R F E D E R A L A S S I S T A N C E The City of Blountstown, Florida is complying with requirements of 7CFR 1780.19(a) by publishing this notice of intent to apply for Water Loan/Grant from the U.S.Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service. This Project will consist of upgrades to the existing water distribution system.This project serves the City of Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida. CITY OF BLOUNTSTOWN James A.Woods City Manager June 30, July 7Legal NoticeR E Q U E S T F O R P R O P O S A L S G R O U P H E A L T H C I T Y O F B L O U N T S T O W N The City of Blountstown is requesting proposals for group health insurance for employees and eligible dependents. Please include in health proposal the planÂ’s accessibility in Calhoun County.A description of current benefits, rates and census information for quotation purposes may be picked up at City Hall.Assume an effective date of October 1, 2010. Sealed proposals, subject to the minimum general conditions herein, will be received by the City of Blountstown, Florida.Eight (8) copies of sealed proposals marked Â“GROUP HEALTH,Â”must be received by 2:00 P.M., C.S.T., on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at City Hall, Attention: City Manager, 20591 Central Ave.W., Blountstown, Florida 32424. Proposals will then be opened August 10, 2010 and read aloud by the City Council during the Regular Session of the City Council on August 10, 2010 at 17262 NW Angle Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424.Bid opening will begin at 6:15 P.M., C.S.T. The City Council reserves the right to accept the bid deemed in the best interest of the City and to reject any or all bids. BY:R.W.Deason, Mayor FROM:James A.Woods, City Manager June 30th & July 7th, 2010Legal NoticeN O T I C E O F A P P L I C A T I O N F O R T A X D E E D NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN THAT CHARLES E.NEWSOME, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No.528 Year of Issuance:2003 Parcel# 05-1N-11-0000-0021-0000 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:The Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section Five (5), Township 1 North, Range 11 West, Comprising a total of Ten (10) Acres, more or less, and located in Calhoun County, State of Florida. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:Howard Quick, Jr., P.O.Box 905, Slocomb, AL 36375 Said Property being the County of CALHOUN, STATE OF FLORIDA.Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be SOLD to the highest bidder at the Courthouse door on the 5th day of August, 2010 at 10:00 A.M.CST. RUTH W.ATTAWAY Clerk of Circuit Court of CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDALegal NoticeC O N S E N T O R D E R This Consent Order (Â“OrderÂ”) is entered into between the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Â“DepartmentÂ”) and the City of Blountstown (Â“RespondentÂ”) to reach settlement of certain matters at issue between the Department and the Respondent. The Department finds and Respondent admits the following: The Department is the administrative agency of the State of Florida having the power and duty to protect FloridaÂ’s air and water resources and to administer and enforce the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (Â“F.S.Â”), and the rules promulgated and authorized in Title 62, Florida Administrative Code (Â“F.A.C.Â”).The Department has jurisdiction over the matters addressed in this Order. Respondent is a person within the meaning of Section 403.031(5), F.S. Respondent is the owner and is responsible for the operation of the City of Blountstown wastewater treatment facility, a 1.5 MGD maximum monthly average daily flow wastewater treatment facility with basic disinfection using a dual channel ultraviolet light system for, and effluent disposal by discharging to Sutton Creek, which leads to the Apalachicola River (Class III fresh waters) (Â“FacilityÂ”).The Facility is operated under Wastewater Permit No.FL0026867 (Â“PermitÂ”), which was issued on May 2, 2005 and will expire on May 1, 2010.The Facility is located at 16140 SE Johnson Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424, in Calhoun County, parcel number 33-1N-08-0000-0044-0000, approximate latitude 3027Â’45Â”N, longitude 8502Â’30Â”W (Â“PropertyÂ”). Respondent owns the Property on which the Facility is located. The Department finds that the following violation occurred:The Respondent did not complete expanded effluent testing by the permit expiration date, May 1, 2010, thus violating Permit Coordination I.A.7 (PA File No, FL0026867-005-DW1P/NR). The Respondnet failed to adhere to the terms of the Permit, which is a violation of the RespondentÂ’s Permit, Section 403.161(1)(b), F.S., and Rule 62-4.160(1), F.A.C. According to Permit Condition I.A.7, the Respondent was required to provide data from a minimum of three effluent samples taken in accordance with the instructions for Section 3.A.items 12, 13, and 14 of Wastewater Permit Application Form 2A (Form 2A), Form 62-620.910(2), F.A.C. Form 2A, Section 3.A.12, states that applicants must provide data from a minimum of three samples taken within four and one-half years prior to the date of the permit application.It also states that values must be representative of the seasonal variation in the discharge from each out fall or represent best engineering estimates for proposed treatment or disposal systems. The Respondent completed the effluent tests for winter conditions on December 8, 2009, and submitted the test results to the Department on February 12, 2010.On February 12, 2010, the Respondent also submitted a letter to the Department that proposed a schedule for completing the required expanded effluent testing for spring and summer conditions on April and July 2010.On April 28, 2010, the Respondent stated that the effluent sampling for spring conditions was conducted in April 2010.The Respondent is required to submit sample results for the spring conditions to the Department within 30 days of the sample date.In order to be representative of the seasonal variation in discharge, the expanded effluent tests for summer conditions will not be conducted until July 2010.Therefore, the Respondent failed to complete the required expanded effluent testing by May 1, 2010, the permit expiration date. Having reached a resolution of the matter, Respondent and the Department mutually agree and it is ORDERED: Respondent shall comply with the following corrective actions within the stated time periods: The Respondent will submit the expanded effluent testing results for spring conditions to the Department within 30 days of the sample date and no later than May 30, 2010. The Respondent will complete the expanded effluent testing for summer conditions by no later than July 31, 2010 and submit the test results to the Department within 30 days of the sample date and no later than August 30, 2010. Notwithstanding the time periods described in the paragraphs above, Respondent shall complete all corrective actions required by paragraph 8 within 150 days of the effective date of this Order and be in full compliance with Rule 624.160(1), F.A.C.and imposed in this Order, other than those excused delays agreed to by the Department, as described in paragraph 16. Within 30 days of the effective date of this Order, Respondent shall pay the Department $1,300.00 in settlement of the regulatory matters addressed in this Order.This amount includes $1,000.00 for civil penalties and $300.00 for costs and expenses incurred by the Department during the investigation of this matter and the preparation and tracking of this Order.The civil penalties are apportioned as follows: $1,000.00 for violation of Rule 62-4.160(1) and Section 403.161(1)(b), F.S. Respondent agrees to pay the Department stipulated penalties in the amount of $100.00 per day for each and every day Respondent fails to timely comply with any of the requirements of paragraphs 8 and 9 of this Order.The Department may demand stipulated penalties at any time after violations occur. Respondent shall pay stipulated penalties owed within 30 days of the DepartmentÂ’s issuance of written demand for payment, and shall do so as further described in paragraphs 12 and 13, below.Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the Department from filing suit to specifically enforce any terms of this Order.Any stipulated penalties assessed under this paragraph shall be in addition to the civil penalties agreed to in paragraph 10 of this Order. Respondent shall make all payments required by this Order by cashierÂ’s check or money order.Payment instruments shall be made payable to the Â“Department of Environmental ProtectionÂ”and shall include both the OGC number assigned to this Order and the notation Â“Ecosystem Management and Restoration Trust Fund.Â” Except as otherwise provided, all submittals and payments required by this Order shall be sent to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest District Office, 160 Governmental Center, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida 325025794. Respondent shall allow all authorized representatives of the Department access to the Facility and the Property at reasonable times for the purpose of determining compliance with the terms of this Order and the rules and statutes administered by the Department. In the event of a sale or conveyance of the Facility or of the Property upon which the Facility is located, if all of the requirements of this Order have not been fully satisfied, Respondent shall, at least 30 days prior to the sale or conveyance of the Facility or Property, (a) notify the Department of such sale or conveyance, (b) provide the name and address of the purchaser, operator, or person(s) in control of the Facility, and (c) provide a copy of this Order with all attachments to the purchaser, operator, or person(s) in control of the Facility.The sale or conveyance of the Facility or the Property does not relieve Respondent of the obligations imposed in this Order. If any event, including administrative or judicial challenges by third parties unrelated to Respondent, occurs which causes delay or the reasonable likelihood of delay in complying with the requirements of this Order, Respondent shall have the burden of proving the delay was or will be caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Respondent and could not have been or cannot be overcome by RespondentÂ’s due diligence.Neither economic circumstances nor the failure of a contractor, subcontractor, materialman, or other agent (collectively referred to as Â“contractorÂ”) to whom responsibility for performance is delegated to meet contractually imposed deadlines and shall be considered circumstances beyond the control of Respondent (unless the cause of the contractorÂ’s late performance was also beyond the contractorÂ’s control).Upon occurrence of an event causing delay, or upon becoming aware of a potential for delay, Respondent shall notify the Department by the next working day and shall, within seven calendar days notify the Department in writing of (a) the anticipated length and cause of the delay, (b) the measures taken or to be taken to prevent or minimize the delay, and (c) the timetable by which Respondent intends to implement these measures.If the parties can agree that the delay or anticipated delay has been or will be caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Respondent, the time for performance hereunder shall be extended.The agreement to extend compliance must identify the provision or provisions extended, the new compliance date or dates, and the additional measures Respondent must take to avoid or minimize the delay, if any. Failure of Respondent to comply with the notice requirements of this paragraph in a timely manner constitutes a waiver of RespondentÂ’s right to request an extension of time for compliance for those circumstances. 17.The Department, for and in consideration of the complete and timely performance by Respondent of all the obligations agreed to in this Order, hereby conditionally waives its right to seek judicial imposition of damages or civil penalties for the violations described above up to the date of the filing of this Order.This waiver is conditioned upon RespondentÂ’s complete compliance with all of the terms of this Order. 18.This Order is a settlement of the DepartmentÂ’s civil and administrative authority arising under Florida law to resolve the matters addressed herein.This Order is not a settlement of any criminal liabilities which may arise under Florida law, nor is it a settlement of any violation which may be prosecuted criminally or civilly under federal law.Entry of this Order does not relieve Respondent of the need to comply with applicable federal, state, or local laws, rules, or ordinances. 19.The Department hereby expressly reserves the right to initiate appropriate legal action to address any violations of statutes or rules administered by the Department that are not specifically resolved by this Order. 20.Respondent is fully aware that a violation of the terms of this Order may subject Respondent to judicial imposition of damages, civil penalties up to $10,000.00 per day per violation, and criminal penalties. 21.Respondent acknowledges and waives its right to an administrative hearing pursuant to sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., on the terms of this Order. Respondent also acknowledges and waives its right to appeal the terms of this Order pursuant to section 120.68, F.S. 22.No modifications of the terms of this Order will be effective until reduced to writing, executed by both Respondent and the Department, and filed with the clerk of the Department. 23.The terms and conditions set forth in this Order may be enforced in a court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to sections 120.69 and 403.121, F.S.Failure to comply with the terms of this Order constitutes a violation of section 403.161(1)(b), F.S. 24.This Consent Order is a final order of the Department pursuant to section 120.52(7), F.S., and it is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a Petition for Administrative Hearing is filed in accordance with Chapter 120, F.S.Upon the timely filing of a petition, this Consent Order will not be effective until further order of the Department. 25.Respondent shall publish the following notice in a newspaper of daily circulation in Calhoun County, Florida.The notice shall be published one time only within 15 days of the effective date of the Order. Respondent shall provide a certified copy of the published notice to the Department within 10 days of publication. STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF CONSENT ORDER The Department of Environmental Protection (Â“DepartmentÂ”) gives notice of agency action of entering into a Consent Order with City of Blountstown pursuant to section 120.57(4), Florida Statutes.The Consent Order addresses the failure to perform the required expanded effluent testing at the City of Blountstown domestic wastewater treatment facility located at 16140 SE Johnson Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424, in Calhoun County.The Consent Order is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest District Office, 160 Governmental Center, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794. Persons who are not parties to this Consent Order, but whose substantial interests are affected by it, have a right to petition for an administrative hearing under sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes.Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition concerning this Consent Order means that the DepartmentÂ’s final action may be different from the position it has taken in the Consent Order. The petition for administrative hearing must contain all of the following information: a) The OGC Number assigned to this Consent Order; b) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner;the name, address, and telephone number of the petitionerÂ’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; c) An explanation of how the petitionerÂ’s substantial interests will be affected by the Consent Order; d) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Consent Order; e) Either a statement of all material facts disputed by the petitioner or a statement that the petitioner does not dispute any material facts; f) A statement of the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Consent Order; g) A statement of the rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Consent Order;and h) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Consent Order. The petition must be filed (received) at the DepartmentÂ’s Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS# 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 within 21 days of receipt of this notice.A copy of the petition must also be mailed at the time of filing to the District Office at Northwest District Office, 160 Governmental Center, Suite 308, Pensacola, Florida 325025794.Failure to file a petition within the 21day period constitutes a personÂ’s waiver of the right to request an administrative hearing and to participate as a party to this proceeding under sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes.Before the deadline for filing a petition, a person whose substantial interests are affected by this Consent Order may choose to pursue mediation as an alternative remedy under section 120.573, Florida Statutes. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect such personÂ’s right to request an administrative hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.Additional information about mediation is provided in section 120.573, Florida Statutes and Rule 62-110.106(12), Florida Administrative Code. 26.Rules referenced in this Order are available at HYPERLINK Â“http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Rules/rule listnum.htmÂ” http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Rules/rulel istnum.htm .Legal NoticeA C C E P T I N G B I D S CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR THE FOLLOWING USED SURPLUS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT QuantityDescription 120Monitors (CRT) 40VCRs 80Desktops 25Laser Printers 30 Inkjet Printers 10Scanners 1Wide Format Printer 10+Switches 15Overhead Projectors 25Printing Calculators 5Slide Projectors 1UPS 1CDROM Tower 2Servers Miscellaneous spare parts Â– speakers, cd rom drives, floppy drives, power supplies, keyboards and harddrives. *Approximate count of equipment.Not completely accurate. All computer equipment is available for inspection by calling David Simpson at 850-674-8734 ext.221. All computer equipment must be included in the bid.One price for all. Closing date for the bids is July 20, 2010, by 4:00 p.m.The bids are to be sent to Calhoun County School Board Office in the basement of the courthouse (20859 Central Ave.E., Rm G-20, Blountstown, FL 32424). Calhoun County School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.Legal NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:2010:188-CA NEAL LAND & TIMBER COMPANY, INC. Plaintiff, -vsTHE ESTATE OF O.O.COOPER, All of the heirs-at-law and beneficiaries of O.O. COOPER, deceased, and THE ESTATE OF HARDY RIVERS RUSS, All the heirsat-law and beneficiaries of HARDY RIVERS RUSS, deceased BERNICE GLOVER, individually, and ROSANNA SOLOMAN, individually, and any person or persons claiming by and through or associated with the above estates Defendants. N O T I C E O F A C T I O N TO:Defendants, All of the heirs-at-law and beneficiaries of O.O.Cooper, deceased, and all the heirs-at-law of Hardy Rivers Russ, deceased, domiciles, residences, and addresses unknown and all others whom it may concern: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to Plaintiff, Neal Land & Timber Company, Inc., property in Calhoun County, Florida, described as: Parcel #1:SE of SW of Section 31, Township 1 South, Range 8 West, Calhoun County, Florida, Containing 40 acres, more or less. Parcel #2:SW of SE of Section 31, Township 1 South, Range 8 West, Calhoun County, Florida, Containing 40 acres, more or less. Parcel #3:SE of SE of Section 31, Township 1 South, Range 8 West, Calhoun County, Florida, Containing 40 acres, more or less. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on J.David House, PlaintiffÂ’s attorney, whose address is: 16865 SE River Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424, on or before August 6, 2010, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on PlaintiffÂ’s attorney or immediately thereafter;otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 30th day of June, 2010. RUTH W.ATTAWAY CLERK CIRCUIT COURT CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDALegal NoticeIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO:07-2008-CA-000304 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE PLAINTIFFS, -vsCHARLES W.MCCRANIE II;UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES W.MCCRANIE II IF ANY;ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;FARM CREDIT OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, ACA;JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION DEFENDANT(S) N O T I C E O F F O R E C L O S U R E S A L E NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 29, 2010, entered in Civil Case No.07-2008-CA-000304 of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for CALHOUN County, Blountstown, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE at the CALHOUN County Courthouse located at 20859 SE Central Avenue East in Blountstown, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.CST, on the 5th day of August, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment to-wit: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST, AND RUN SOUTH ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE TO THE NORTH SIDE OF THE COUNTY ROAD FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN SOUTHEAST ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE COUNTY ROAD WITH THE WEST SIDE OF STATE ROAD NO.71;THENCE RUN NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF STATE ROAD NO.71, FOR A DISTANCE OF 211 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 300 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 100 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD, THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID LAND BEING LOCATED IN THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of June, 2010 RUTH W.ATTAWAY Clerk of the Circuit Court LEGAL NOTICESDeadline Monday Noon Please Email Your Ads to firstname.lastname@example.org faxes pleaseCALHOUN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MINUTES JUNE 1, 2010 PRESENT AND ACTING: EDWARD D. WYRICK, CHAIRMAN DON MILLER, VICECHAIRMAN WILLIE T. GRANT HAROLD PICKRON DANNY RAY WISE MAJOR ROMAN WOOD MATT FUQUA, ATTORNEY DON A. OÂ’BRYAN, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR RUTH ATTAWAY, CLERK JANICE HOLLEY, DEPUTY CLERK The meeting was called to order by Major Wood. Prayer and pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by Clerk Attaway. COMMERCIAL HANGAR BID Mr. Waldorff stated that Edgar Figueroa and his staff with URS reviewed the Commercial Hangar bids presented at the May 18, 2010 Board Meeting and stated that Cal-Co was low bidder for $452,870.92 and Cathey Construction, LLC was 2nd low bidder. He stated that the consultant with URS found that Cal-Co did not sign the bid proposal. Therefore; Cathey Construction, LLC would be low bidder for a total of $454,170.37. Matt Fuqua, County Attorney stated that the format was somewhat confusing, but the other bidders had signed correctly. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Pickron and carried to award the Commercial Hanger bid to Cathey Construction, LLC for $454,170.37. Attorney Fuqua informed Cal-Co that they could protest the bid process. SHIP SEPTIC TANKS BIDS The Board received sealed Ship Septic Tank bids as follows: CLIENT: M. Tatum COUNTY: $3,000.00 CAL-CO: $2,498.99 YODER: $2,195.00 CLIENT: W. Shurrum COUNTY: $3,000.00 CAL-CO: $2,898.99 YODER: $2,348.00 After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Pickron, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to accept low bid, per house, per contractor. DAN CLEMONS, WEATHERIZATION COORDINATOR Mr. Clemons presented to the Board for approval Change Order #121 to Castleberry Homes for an increase of $300.00 to change new air conditioning unit from a 3 ton unit to a 3.5 ton unit. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Wise, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to approve Change Order #121. Mr. Clemons presented to the Board for approval Change Order # 1011 to Wise Construction for an increase of $2,420.00 for additional improvements to the home. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to approve Change Order #1011. TIM JENKS, MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT UPDATE Mr. Jenks updated the Board on the activities in the Maintenance Department. He said that they have been working at the County Parks and County Buildings. Commissioner Miller thanked Mr. Jenks for repairing the water lines at the Clarksville Fire Department. Commissioner Pickron asked about the demolition project and Mr. Jenks stated it will be next week before he is ready. Mr. Jenks plans to put the debris in the washout hole on Magnolia Church Road. BILL ADKINS, ROAD SUPERINTENDENT Mr. Adkins updated the Board on the activities at the Road Department. He said that his department is cutting bushes, grass, and hauling rock. Commissioner Grant informed Mr. Adkins that a tree was down on Hwy 69 S. Mr. Adkins stated he would remove the tree from the road. DON A. OÂ’BRYAN, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Mr. OÂ’Bryan presented to the Board for approval and execution the 20102011 Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant for $38,441.00. After discussion, Mr. OÂ’Bryan recommended to the Board and a motion was made by Commissioner Grant, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to approve and execute the 2010-2011 Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Performance Grant. Mr. OÂ’Bryan presented to the Board for approval and execution Modification #2 to amend the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to transfer $13,643.74 from the administration budget to the road construction budget. After discussion, Mr. OÂ’Bryan recommended to the Board and a motion was made by Commissioner Grant, seconded by Commissioner Miller and carried to approve and execute Modification #2. Mr. OÂ’Bryan presented to the Board for approval and execution the Community DevelopmentSee COUNTY page 12 County Commission Minutes
The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 M MI I K K E ET TU U C C K K E E R RU.S. Marine Corps 1966 to 1968 Vietnam War J JO O H H N NH H . T TO O M M L L I I N N S S O O N NU.S. Army Served from 1951 to 1953A TRIBUTETOOURSOLDIERSSaluting Those Who Served Our CountryThe County Recordis paying tribute to the men and women who have served our great country in the military. If you or someone you know is a veteran living in Calhoun County (or a veteran from the community who has passed away), please email the photo and details to email@example.com or drop it off at our office on Central Avenue West next to Badcock & More. We are also receiving veteran photos from the Supervisor of Elections Office that are posted on their Facebook page. 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Let Us Give You A Quote The County Record 20311 Central Ave. West Blountstown, FL 850-674-5041 ro b ert @ the c o u nt y re c ord netFlorida CFO Alex Sink reminds Florida Veterans that Â‘Florida Vets ConnectÂ’ is now in operation. The program, a joint initiative of the Florida Department of VeteransÂ’ Affairs (FDVA) and the Florida Department of Highway and Safety Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), is designed to recognize FloridaÂ’s veterans and provide them with information about the benefits they may be entitled to through their brave service to our country. Â“The new Florida Vets Connect initiative will make it easier for FloridaÂ’s veterans to receive the benefits they may be entitled to through their brave service,Â” said CFO Sink. The program will now allow veterans to voluntarily identify their veteran status when applying for or renewing a driver license or ID card. Their contact information will then be used by Florida Department of VeteransÂ’ Affairs to ensure FloridaÂ’s veterans are provided information about the benefits to which they may be entitled. At no cost to taxpayers, Â‘Florida Vets ConnectÂ’ utilizes driver license offices as an intake point to gather information on veterans not currently in the state system. The DHSMV will collect, store, and make this information available to the Department of VeteransÂ’ Affairs. The program began yesterday as part of the regular DHSMV July system update. According to 2010 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data, FloridaÂ’s veteran population totals over 1.68 million but the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs only has accurate contact information for approximately 700,000 veterans living in the state. Nationwide, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine reported more than $22 billion in veterans' pension funds go unclaimed annually. Block Grant (CDBG) Administrative Services Agreement to Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. for the 2008 Disaster Recovery Grant. After discussion, Mr. OÂ’Bryan recommended to the Board and a motion was made by Commissioner Pickron, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to approve and execute said Agreement. Mr. OÂ’Bryan presented to the Board for approval and execution the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Administrative Services Agreement to Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. for the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant for Fiscal Year 2009, to be submitted in 2010 to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA). After discussion, Mr. OÂ’Bryan recommended to the Board and a motion was made by Commissioner Pickron, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to approve and execute said Agreement. Mr. OÂ’Bryan recommended to the Board to appoint the Local Mitigation Strategy Steering Committee to serve as the Citizens Task Force Committee for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to appoint the Local Mitigation Strategy Board to the Citizens Task Force Committee. Mr. OÂ’Bryan asked Chairman Wyrick and he agreed to allow him to speak after Mr. Willis completes his time on the agenda. JUDY LUDLOW, COUNTY EXTENSION UPDATE Judy Ludlow presented to the Board the Calhoun County Extension Report. She updated the Board on 4H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family Nutrition Program, Horticulture and other extension activities. VICKI MONTFORD, OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA Ms. Montford asked the Board to approve Resolution 2010-12. A RESOLUTION OF CALHOUN COUNTY FLORIDA, APPROVING PARTICIPATION IN THE FLORIDA RURAL BROADBAND ALLIANCE, LLC; DESIGNATING A REPRESENTATIVE TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FLORIDA RURAL BROADBAND ALLIANCE, LLC; AUTHORIZING PREPARATION ON A LIST OF PROPOSED IN KIND ASSETS FOR AVAILABILITY TO THE FLORIDA RURAL BROADBAND ALLIANCE, LLC; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to approve and execute Resolution 2010-12. Ms. Montford asked the Board to appoint two designees to serve on the FRBA Board of Governors Representatives. She recommended to the Board and a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Grant and carried to appoint Kristy Terry as the Representative to act on Calhoun CountyÂ’s behalf on the FRBA Board of Governors and Joe Wood, Jr. as an Alternate to act on the CountyÂ’s behalf on the FRBA Board in the unavailability of the designated Representative. MIKE WILLIS Mr. Willis expressed his concerns with work done on Chipola Road. He stated that water is going in his home under his front door when a heavy rain comes. He talked to the Board about many concerns throughout the County. He asked the Board to allow him time to speak after Mr. OÂ’Bryan responds to his information. CLERK ATTAWAY The May 18, 2010 minutes were approved as presented. COMM. PICKRON Commissioner Pickron asked if unpaid Solid Waste Services would be added to the tax roll. Attorney Fuqua advised the Board to wait until next year before it places unpaid bills on the tax roll. Attorney Fuqua asked the Board for direction in preparing a letter to Matt Gore with Break-Away Drag Strip. After discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Pickron and carried for Attorney Fuqua to write a letter to Mr. Gore requesting he meet with the Planning Commission July 20, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the County Commission Boardroom. A motion was made by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Wise and carried to file a Law Suit for the balance of the Promissory Note. Attorney Fuqua advised the Board to wait for a final judgment before filing suit. The Board agreed to wait until a final judgment was issued. CAL-CO, TONY LAYNE Mr. Tony Layne representing Cal-Co informed that Board that he reviewed their bid and his company is low bidder on the Commercial Hangar Project at the Calhoun County Airport. After discussion, the Board advised Mr. Layne to file a protest. The Board stated they would allow him ten (10) days to file the protest in the ClerkÂ’s Office. COMMISSIONER MILLER Commissioner Miller asked the Board to hold a Workshop to discuss Small Project Contractors. After discussion, the Board agreed to have a workshop June 15, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. before the Planning Commission Meeting at 4:00 p.m. BILL CORBIN Mr. Corbin asked the Board if they objected to him obtaining Public Records from the ClerkÂ’s Office. The Board said no. There being no further business, the Board did adjourn. ATTEST: RUTH W. ATTAWAY, CLERK EDWARD D. WYRICK, CHAIRMANCounty Minutes continued Florida Vets Connect provides benefit info
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The County Record, JULY 7, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 4 4A homegrown story of family and country livingFresh corn and sweet memoriesB B Y Y D D O O R R C C A A S S B B E E A A C C H H Y Y All the seasons of the year bring a mixture of both good and not so good things. An example of this is the springtime, when after a long winter of dead cold surroundings comes the sudden burst of fresh green and warmth and country folk are eager to plow and plant. Then just as suddenly comes the "yellow stuff" (pine pollen here in Florida) it covers and clings to everything outside, so I dig out old sheets and cover porch furniture in an effort to not have so much to clean later. In our lives we soon learn to enjoy these ups and put up with the downs. I have truly enjoyed being back here living amongst my memories. The sight of wisteria hanging from my trees, the smell of rain acomin', the not too distant howl of the coyote, the feel of line-dried laundry and the taste of summer corn. I have a good memory of shucking corn as a youngster. We would sit outside under the coolest tree around and, with bare feet being tickled and stained by grass, pulled the husks off. The taste of hot, buttery, salted corn was then loved by all the household and the neighbors and extended family and whoever would take the rest cause the crop was so plentiful. Then there was the canning and/or freezing of the garden's left-overs. What wonderful memories of huge pots of boiling water with glass jars swimming in them. (To this day I relish drinking ice tea from the canning jar). As a child I was given the task of watching and listening for the familiar "ping" of the lid sealing itself. Also, the crock of cucumbers slowly turning into pickles, I was allowed to stir and wonder at the process and future taste. Memories are somewhat selective, we don't really recall all the facts of an event, as I recently proved! There is a big garden planted near us. My uncle started it weeks ago and, along with his wife and two neighbors, planted the garden of my memories. What a sight!! Beautiful green straight rows of the usual vegetables, plus flowers. The weeks of growing seemed to fly by, along with the yellow stuff that seemed to crawl by, when both came to an end together. I began washing off the porch and arranging furniture when the offer of corn arrived. I thanked my aunt and began shucking. My husband entered the house for supper and said "M-M-M corn!" We buttered, salted and feasted for several days, then I was asked if I wanted some more! At first I said no, then changed my answer to, "Yes, I'll freeze it." The neighbor left 40 ears on my now yellow-free porch and while I sat outside to shuck it my mind was filled with pleasant recalls of yesteryear -then EW! a worm! OH, now I remembered, but on I go a-shucking. I entertained my mind with thoughts of freezing the corn and I thought I knew what to do -then EW! Another worm! The cat ambled over to sniff at my discarded pile of husks and EW! at a worm! It was the evening and I needed to begin supper, so I decided to leave the blanching and freezing till the morrow. I washed my newly stripped ears and put them in a bowl and covered them with a tea towel to keep that one fly in my kitchen off them. In the morning I fitted half into a pot of water, turned on the burner and set the timer for 40 minutes. This time, I reasoned, should be long enough to cook the kernels. After 30 minutes I turned the heat off and left them. You see, I was busy making a pillow for my porch and not wanting to stop and finish. I passed by my cookbooks in the hallway and reached for the Farm Journal's Freezing and Canning tome. I thought maybe I should read up on this process. Well, to all you who are knowledgeable about this stuff, you are laughing (like my mother) aren't you? After reading the very short passage on freezing corn, I found that up to this point I had done nothing right. The book, published in 1963, suggests after harvesting it is best to freeze right away and if it is not possible, then keep in the fridge so quality is not lost (I had mine out on the counter all night). Ears should be dropped into boiling water for 4 to 7 minutes then cooled with water or an ice bath before cutting kernels off (I put mine in cold water then cooked them to death and left them in the hot water). Well, after recovering and discovering my dear memories were amiss, I flew to the pot and poured out the still steaming liquid. After 3 cold tap water baths I gave up and began cutting. Talk about mushy, milky squirting kernels, I'm still finding bits and pieces hiding in my kitchen. Oh, well, I guess I'll do the last half of the 40 ears the book way and see if the two batches are different. Maybe I'll even serve them to guests and make a game of it. 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An organizational chapter meeting will be held on Thursday, July 15, at 7:00 PM EST at the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee. This chapter will serve Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Wakulla, Liberty, Calhoun, Taylor, Jackson and Franklin. Anyone from other neighboring counties are also invited if they would like to be a part of this great effort. The support from a chapter like this for all of the military families and personnel is immeasurable. Fathers, spouses, aunts, uncles, fiances, sisters, brothers and grandparents are welcome to become associate members. Questions? 850-893-0919.Blue Star Mothers are organizing