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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010 103rd Year, No. 52 BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA 32424 50 CENTS (Including Tax) Serving Blountstown and Calhoun County Since 1907 RIVER FORECAST A AP P A A L L A A C C H H I I C C O O L L A AR RI I V V E E R RAug. 25...8PM... 3 3 . 1 1 0 0 ' Aug. 27...8PM... 3 3 . 2 2 ' Aug. 29...6AM... 3 3 . 0 0 'The County Record The County Record ONLINE EDITIONThe County RecordONLINEwww.thecountyrecord.netSEEAPHOTOYOULIKE?BUYITONLINE! 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 00 Irwin 7-1/4Â” Marathon Carbide Saw Blade 24 tooth, thin kerf blade, 5/8Â” round, 13/16Â” diamond arbor. 2001477 DINE IN OR CARRY OUT 19838 SR 20 WEST Blountstown, FL 674-3838 LUNCH SPECIALS 1. Any Small Sub 2. Small 1-Topping Pizza 3. Howie Bread with Cheese 4. Wing Snack & Spicy Stix ( C hoice o f R anch or Bleu C heese ) 5. Any Small Salad & Howie Bread 6. Baked Spaghetti & Howie Bread $ 5 99 11 am to 4 pm only The Department of Commerce has announced that the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) has been awarded nearly $24 million to deploy a network designed to provide broadband access to improve education, public health and safety services, and economic development opportunities. A press conference was held in Liberty County Friday with Congressman Allen Boyd on hand for the announcement. Â“If you donÂ’t have it [broadband], you are left out in the cold when it comes to economic development,Â” Boyd remarked during FridayÂ’s press conference. Â“This is going to make a heck of a difference to our communities.Â” Formed by Florida's Heartland REDI in the South and Opportunity Florida in Northwest Florida these two economic development organizations teamed to compete for funding this life-changing project. Government Services Group manages FRBA administration and will be responsible for grant administration. The grant is part of the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program to expand broadband access and adoption across the United States. It is part of the Recovery Act Investments Stimulus Package. This project will deploy the Â“Middle MileÂ” of critical infrastructure to link large scale service providers with local, retail service providers. The FRBA network will deploy microwave, fixed wireless architecture and technology. It is designed to deliver high capacity and cost-effective Middle Mile infrastructure extending the Internet backbone and providing a platform for education, health care and public safety services, economic development and a host of benefits. In short, this project will open these communities to the rest of the world. FRBA is comprised of two Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern (RACECs) established by FloridaÂ’s Governor. The South Central RACEC includes DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee Counties as well as the unincorporated area of Immokalee in Collier County and Seminole tribal lands. TheC C O O U U N N T T Y Y C C O O M M M M I I S S S S I I O O N N E E R R , D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T 2 2 Earl Hunt (D) . . . . . . . . . . . .432 Dan Wyrick (D) . . . . . . . . . . .369 C C O O U U N N T T Y Y C C O O M M M M I I S S S S I I O O N N E E R R , D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T 4 4 Vanessa Dawson (D) . . . . . . . . .143 Truman Grant (D) . . . . . . . . . .213 Charles D. 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Burkett . . . . . . . . . . .539 Maurice A. Ferre . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Jeff Greene . . . . . . . . . . . .1311 Kendrick B. Meek . . . . . . . . . . .481 U U N N I I T T E E D D S S T T A A T T E E S S S S E E N N A A T T O O R R R R E E P P U U B B L L I I C C A A N N William Escoffery III . . . . . . . . . .44 William Billy Kogut . . . . . . . . . . .66 Marco Rubio . . . . . . . . . . . .460 R R E E P P R R E E S S E E N N T T A A T T I I V V E E I I N N C C O O N N G G R R E E S S S S D D E E M M O O C C R R A A T T Allen Boyd . . . . . . . . . . . . .1183 Al Lawson . . . . . . . . . . . . .1328 R R E E P P R R E E S S E E N N T T A A T T I I V V E E I I N N C C O O N N G G R R E E S S S S R R E E P P U U B B L L I I C C A A N N Eddie Hendry . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Ron McNeil . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Barbara F. Olschner . . . . . . . . . .36 David Scholl . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Steve Southerland . . . . . . . . . . .320 G G O O V V E E R R N N O O R R D D E E M M O O C C R R A A T T Brian P. Moore . . . . . . . . . . . .885 Alex Sink . . . . . . . . . . . . .1334 G G O O V V E E R R N N O O R R R R E E P P U U B B L L I I C C A A N N Mike McCalister . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Bill McCollum . . . . . . . . . . . .206 Rick Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 A A T T T T O O R R N N E E Y Y G G E E N N E E R R A A L L D D E E M M O O C C R R A A T T Dave Aronberg . . . . . . . . . . . .975 Dan Gelber . . . . . . . . . . . .1132 A A T T T T O O R R N N E E Y Y G G E E N N E E R R A A L L R R E E P P U U B B L L I I C C A A N N Holly Benson . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Pam Bondi . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Jeff Kottkamp . . . . . . . . . . . .207 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTNearly $24 million in stimulus fundingCalhoun, Liberty to receive broadband thanks to grantSee B B R R O O A A D D B B A A N N D D page 11 INSIDEOur hero Lt. Col. Edwards honoredThe local Woodmen of the World Lodge hosted a ceremony in honor of Lt. Col. Ty Edwards and all military personnel Saturday night at the BHS Auditorium. Turn to page 2 for all the highlights from this patriotic event. CRIME BRIEFSBurglary arrestKarnell Antwan Simmons, 26, was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, domestic battery, and criminal mischief. According to the Blountstown Police Department, witnesses allege Simmons showed up at a womanÂ’s Fuqua Circle apartment when she wasnÂ’t home, came into the apartment uninvited and threw items around the living room and bedroom. When the woman pulled up outside, Simmons allegedly opened the car door and punched her in the face, then pulled her out of the vehicle, pushed her to the ground, and continued to punch her. The woman ran inside as Simmons busted out the windows of her car. Woman attackedBrandon Lee Conyers, 32, of Blountstown, was charged Aug. 17 with aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. According to the Calhoun County SheriffÂ’s Office, Conyers allegedly became intoxicated at a birthday party and his girlfriend, who is six weeks pregnant, accidently hit his mouth with her forehead when they were horse playing. Witnesses said Conyers began choking her, then slammed her into the side of a truck. Later, he allegedly put a gun in her lap and begged her to shoot him. Molestation caseRonnie Lee Richter of Hosford has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12. According to the Liberty County SheriffÂ’s Office, Richter was taken into custody Friday, accused of molesting a six year old girl when she was at a relativeÂ’s house. Stolen gun foundA traffic stop for speeding led to the arrest of John Antwan Handford, 20, of Tallahassee, accused of S SI I M M M M O O N N S SC CO O N N Y Y E E R R S SR RI I C C H H T T E E R RSee C C R R I I M M E E B B R R I I E E F F S S page 8FINAL RESULTS PENDING CANVASSING BD. REVIEW OF PROVISIONAL BALLOTSCalhoun County
BY KELLI PEACOCK DUNN News EditorThere wasnÂ’t a dry eye in the house Saturday night at the Blountstown High School Auditorium after hometown hero, Lt. Col. Ty Edwards, wheeled his chair around, faced the crowd, and talked about his life since being ambushed in Afghanistan nearly two years ago. This Marine thanked his wife, Anna, family, friends and the soldiers who risked their own lives to help him that day in October of 2008 when he was shot. Â“They are the heroes,Â” he remarked, wiping away a few tears of his own. The local Woodmen of the World Lodge presented the tribute to Ty and all military personnel with Howard Johnson, Sr. coordinating the event. The evening included a pictorial tribute to Ty, along with presentations by several of his former teachers who told of the boy who had set his sights on becoming a Marine at a young age and followed through to achieve his dream. TyÂ’s father, Tommy Edwards, described the chain of events that occurred after the attack in Afghanistan, noting all the angels God put in his familyÂ’s path, from a cousin who flew Ty to a military hospital, Renee Jeppson of Blountstown meeting his wife in Germany, and other miracles that helped them know, as Tommy said, Â“Ty was going to be okay.Â” His father also told of the day a soldier, who had lost one of his legs, came to visit Ty in the hospital and stood the entire time. Â“I tried to get him to have a seat, but he said he wouldnÂ’t sit in the presence of a Lt. Colonel. When he started to leave, he saluted Ty.Â” Although Ty had no use of his right arm and was just gaining strength in his other arm, he struggled to respond. Â“It felt like five minutes went by,Â” Tommy recalled. Â“But Ty raised his left arm and returned that salute,Â” noting that he was soaked as it took every bit of effort he had in him to do it, but he was determined. Sharon Leonard McCrone read a letter from Maj. Gene Duncan who told of the boy who used to visit his print shop to talk war stories. Maj. Duncan, in his 80s, flies monthly to visit Ty in Tampa. Former BHSAg teacher Robert Wiltse (shown at right) described the freshman who helped lead his team to a state championship parliamentary procedure win in 1985. The team went on to nationals, but a scoring glitch cost them the title. Â“The winning team came up to us and actually told us we had really won it,Â” Wiltse recalled. Before SaturdayÂ’s event, he scrambled to find an FFA jacket to present Ty. Tucked in the corner of a closet in the Ag building at BHS, he discovered TyÂ’s old jacket, had it framed and told Ty it would be on permanent display at the Ag building to help inspire other students. The event concluded with Ellis Nichols of the Woodmen of the World (shown above) presenting awards to Ty and his entire family for their sacrifice for our country.The County Record, AUGUST 25, 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 A A u u g g . 1 1 4 4 : : Marvin Lee Johnson, VOP; Gary Bernard Watson, DWLSR with knowledge A A u u g g . 1 1 5 5 : : Janie Leann Dalton, battery, criminal mischief; James Paul Tucker, battery on law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, criminal mischief A A u u g g . 1 1 6 6 : : Samuel Rubin Inman, possession l/t 20 grams marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Jamar Kareen Barriner, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana, drug paraphernalia; Cory Ray Bates, VOP; Bryant Dwayne Washington, VOP; Harry Lewis Patrick, DWLSR, unlawful speed A A u u g g . 1 1 7 7 : : Harry Carl Brewster, VOP; Jeffery Tipton, failure to appear; Vicki Lynn King, VOP; William Davis, VOP; Chantell Pickens, VOP; Lori Sansom, VOP; Brandon Conyers, aggravated battery on pregnant victim A A u u g g . 1 1 8 8 : : Karnell Antwan Simmons, burglary, domestic battery, criminal mischief A A u u g g . 1 1 9 9 : : Arlon Keith Burke, conspiracy to manufacture meth; Richard A. Stevens, VOP; Rhonda Prescott, DUI A A u u g g . 2 2 0 0 : : Clifford E. Martin, VOP; William Dotson Shiver, VOP; Latoria Otsie Martin, DWLSR, worthless checks; Michael Anthony Knight, DWLSR, child support A A uu g g . 2 2 1 1 : : Mathew Wayne Yon, failure to appear; Randy Seals, child support A A u u g g . 2 2 2 2 : : Steven David Shiver, domestic battery, failure to appear; Kip Allen Davis, failure to leave info/crash; Clifton L. Stevens, theft of utility services 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 A A u u g g . 1 1 1 1 : : Camilia Bivens, hold for CCSO; Shannon Kelly Burke, hold for CCSO A A u u g g . 1 1 2 2 : : Marjorie Dianne Reed, grand theft A A u u g g . 1 1 4 4 : : Casey Jenelle Williams, poss. l/t 20 grams marijuana; Janie Dalton, hold for CCSO A A u u g g . 1 1 7 7 : : Vicki Lynn King, hold for CCSO A A u u g g . 1 1 8 8 : : Lori Samson, hold for CCSO; Chantel Pickens, hold for CCSO; Donatrius Spigner, Leon Co. warrant; John Handsford, grand theft of firearm, DWLSR with knowledge A A u u g g . 1 1 9 9 : : Justin Paul Goodwin, VOP; Rhonda Prescott, DUIT 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 . 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 Tribute to Ty Edwards LETTER TO THE EDITORTo the Editor: Thank you for the support that was given in the fundraiser for Sergeant Lamar Gay. The rain slowed the grilling down and made some deliveries late, thanks for understanding. When times are hard and life gives you a kick, you often wonder how much more can you take? Living in a community that goes all out to help one of theirs is a true blessing for me and my family. The outpouring of love and support that was given to us is humbling. Remembering to count our blessingsÂ…name them one by one will be easier to do in these hard times. We would like to take the time to say thank you to the community and all the people that worked so hard to make the fundraiser a success. The hard work from the cooks, the workers who fixed plates, and delivered plates was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the following businesses for their donations: Ricky Mayo with the PBA, KFC, Subway, HarveyÂ’s Supermarket, King House, Flowers Baking Company, and Alco, all in Blountstown, Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol, Busy Boys, and Crows Corner both in Hosford, Florida Police Benevolent Association in Tallahassee and Winn Dixie in Panama City. Again, Thank you for showering me and my family with the warm love that was shared through the fundraiser in our time of need. We will cherish in our hearts all the love and support that was given to us. Lamar, Nickie, and FamilySgt. Lamar Gay and family extend their appreciation Ty's wife, Anna, children, Mason and Alaina, and parents, Tommy and Debbie Edwards, listen as Ty speaks during the program Ty's father, Tommy Edwards, shares about his son's journey from the ambush in Afghanistan to recovery in Tampa, describing all the "angels" they encountered along the way. Mr. Enoch Hanna, who taught Ty in sixth grade, was one of several teachers who shared about Ty, describing him as a bright, inquisitive and comical student who always wanted to be a Marine.
The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 3 3 Death By ChocolateEverything was coming up chocolate at the W.T. Neal Civic Center last Thursday night. The Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association hosted their annual "Death by Chocolate" event featuring every delectable dessert imaginable. In addition, the room was filled with all sorts of prize packages up for grabs in the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Senior Citizens. Thanks to everyone who attended and donated food or auction items.PHOTOS BY JASON DUNNThe Liberty County Arts CouncilÂ’s Â“Art Alive 2010Â” will open Wednesday, August 25th at VeteransÂ’ Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. This exhibit will feature 59 artists from Liberty County and surrounding areas with over 125 pieces of art, including oil, acrylic and watercolor art, wood carvings, photography, nuts and bolt art, stained glass, hand-made quilts and other individual art pieces. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, September 1. The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science and LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts have accepted an invitation to participate in the 7th Annual Â“ART ALIVE 2010Â” Exhibit and have submitted several works of art from their permanent collection. Many pieces of art are for sale. Do not miss this opportunity to view this outstanding exhibit and add to your collection of fine art for your home or business. The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, which serves nine counties, including Liberty County, is a community resource for visual arts, science, exploration and humanities education Â– providing cultural understanding in support of lifelong learning. The Liberty County Arts Council is pleased to partner with The Brogan Museum to increase awareness of the importance of supporting the arts in our area. Â“ART ALIVE 2010Â” is sponsored by Liberty County Board of County Commissioners. All members of the Arts Council are volunteers who follow the mission of the Council of developing the arts in our community.Art Alive 2010' show runs Aug. 25-Sept. 1 in Bristol Come and join us for an Â“Ole Fashion Ice Cream SocialÂ” at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement on Friday, August 27th, at 6:00 p.m. Adults and children alike will enjoy this. We will have games for kids of all ages. Homemade Ice Cream, toppings and refreshments will be available for a donation. Enjoy music by Swiftwater in the cool environment of the Frink Gym. Come and enjoy the sites and sounds of the evening. Admission is free. 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 850-674-2777 For further directions and information on the historic buildings at the Settlement go to: www.ppmuseum.orgIce cream social at the Settlement Friday night Final Week of Our Summer Clearance Sale 850-674-2222 Jon Plummer, Pharmacist 20370 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL All Hatley BOXERS $9.95 Kids Crocs 25% Off Hatley Baby 30% Off Wake Up Muffins 850-762-2324 www.wakeupmuffins.com Good For You Muffins Made From Scratch... Delivered Fresh to You! Great Low Calorie Snacks Open 24 Hours In Advance Breakfast, Snacks, Meetings, Parties, or Just On the Go! Fresh Strawberry Apple Walnut Bran 10-Grain Morning Glory Banana Nut Raisin Bran Pumpkin Cream Pumpkin Honey WT Neal CivicCenter 3rd Tuesdayofeach month at 3:30p.m. Calhoun County Tobacco Free Partnership OURCHILDREN. OURCOMMUNITY. OURCHOICES.Interested inimproving local tobacco-related policies? TheCalhounCountyTobacco Free Partnership invites you toattend ourmonthly meetings: The Blountstown Historic Preservation Committee would like to thank the following donors for making the Nostalgic Luncheon at the M & B Railroad Depot Museum a huge success: Anna Layton, Artiques, Blountstown Drugs, Blountstown Masonic Lodge, Blountstown Main Street, Diamond Corner, Ja-Makin-Me Tan, Merle Norman Salon, Oglesby Nursery, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Travis and Karen McClendon, Law Office of Joanna Bowman, P .A., Gene Ryals, Joan Houston and The Country Creamery Cafe. M M e e s s s s a a g g e e o o f f T T h h a a n n k k s sNostalgic Luncheon organizers extend appreciation for supportWelcome Assembly of God in Dellwood will be featuring The Watkins Family at a single to be held on Sunday, August 29th, at 6:00 p.m. The Watkins Family is from Eastanollee, Ga. The group reaches back for generations in the mountains of northeast Georgia and their music reflect the best in harmonies and musical instrumentation that can be heard. The Watkins Family, which includes matriarch Judy Watkins and her three adult children Todd, Lorie and Shanon, continues a patch sharing their love of Jesus through traditional music touring across the United States and Canada since 1982. The CD follows their acclaimed project, "Darkness Wept." Dr. Thomas Batts invites everyone to attend.Watkins Family to sing at Welcome Assembly 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, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 4 4 constitutional amendments page 1
The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 5 5 t o favor or disfavor an incumbent or political party. Districts shall not be drawn to deny racial or language minorities the equal opportunity to participate in t he political process and elect representatives of their choice. Districts must be contiguous. Unless otherwise required, districts must be compact, as equal in population as feasible, and where feasible must make use of existing city, county and geographical boundaries. Financial impact statement: determined precisely. State government and state courts may incur additional costs if litigation increases beyond the number or complexity of cases which would have occurred in the amendmentÂ’s absence. Full Text: ARTICLE III LEGISLATURE SECTION 20. Standards for establishing Congressional district boundaries.-In establishing Congressional district boundaries: (1) No apportionment plan or individual district shall be drawn w ith the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent; and districts shall not be drawn w ith the intent or result of denying or abridging the equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to participate in the political process or to diminish their ability to elect representatives of their choice; and districts shall consist of contiguous territory. (2) Unless compliance with t he standards in this subsection subsection (1) or with federal law, districts shall be as nearly equal in population as is practicable; districts shall be compact; and districts shall, where feasible, utilize existing political and geographical boundaries. (3) The order in which the standards within sub-sections (1) and (2) of this section are set forth shall not be read to establish any priority of one standard over the other within that subsection. No. 7 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE III, SECTION 20 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO FOLLOW IN LEGISLATIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING. Ballot Summary: In establishing congressional and legislative district boundaries or plans, the state shall apply f ederal requirements and balance and implement the standards in t he State Constitution. The state shall take into consideration the ability of racial and language m inorities to participate in t he political process and elect candidates of their choice, and communities of common interest other than political parties may b e respected and promoted, both w ithout subordination to any other p rovision of Article III of the State Constitution. Districts and plans are valid if the balancing and implementation of standards is r ationally related to the standards contained in the State Constitution and is consistent with federal law. Full Text: ARTICLE III LEGISLATURE SECTION 20. Standards for establishing legislative and congressional district boundaries.-In establishing congressional and legislative district boundaries or p lans, the state shall apply federal r equirements and balance and implement the standards in this constitution. The state shall take into consideration the ability of r acial and language minorities t o participate in the political p rocess and elect candidates of t heir choice, and communities of common interest other than p olitical parties may be respected and promoted, both without subordination to any other p rovision of this article. Districts and plans are valid if the balancing and implementation of standards is r ationally related to the standards contained in this constitution and is consistent with federal law. No. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 1 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31 (Legislative) Ballot Title: REVISION OF THE CLASS SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Ballot Summary: The Florida Constitution currently limits the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in public school classrooms in the f ollowing grade groupings: for p rekindergarten through grade 3, 18 students; for grades 4 through 8, 22 students; and for grades 9 t hrough 12, 25 students. Under t his amendment, the current limits on the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in public school classrooms would b ecome limits on the average n umber of students assigned p er class to each teacher, by p ublic school. This amendment also adopts new limits on the m aximum number of students assigned to each teacher in an individual classroom as follows: f or prekindergarten through grade 3, 21 students; for grades 4 through 8, 27 students; and for grades 9 through 12, 30 students. class size limits do not apply t o virtual classes, requires the f unds to maintain the average n umber of students required by t his amendment and schedules these revisions to take effect upon approval by the electors of this state and to operate retroactively to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 1. Public education.-(a) The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education and for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of institutions of higher learning and other public education programs that the needs of the people may require. To assure that children attending public schools obtain a high quality education, the legislature shall make adequate provision to ensure that, by the beginning of the 2010-2011 2010 school year and for each school year thereafter, there are a that: (1) Within each public school, the average maximum number of students who are assigned per class to each teacher who is teaching in public school classrooms for prekindergarten through grade 3 does not exceed 18 students and the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in an individual classroom does not exceed 21 students; (2) Within each public school, the average maximum number of students who are assigned per class to each teacher who is teaching in public school classrooms for grades 4 through 8 does not exceed 22 students and the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in an individual classroom does not exceed 27 students; and (3) Within each public school, the average maximum number of students who are assigned per class to each teacher who is teaching in public school classrooms for grades 9 through 12 does not exceed 25 students and the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in an individual classroom does not exceed 30 students. The class size requirements of this subsection do not apply to extracurricular or virtual classes. Payment of the costs associated with meeting reducing class size to meet these requirements is the responsibility of the state and not of local school schools districts. Beginning The legislature shall provide maintain reduce the average number of students required by in each classroom by at least two students per year until the maximum number of students per classroom does not exceed the requirements of this subsection. (b) Every fouryear old child in Florida shall be provided by the State a high quality prekindergarten prekindergarten learning opportunity in the form of an early childhood development and education program which shall be voluntary, high quality, free, and delivered according to professionally accepted standards. An early childhood development and education program means an organized program designed to address and enhance each childÂ’s ability to make age appropriate progress in an appropriate range of settings in the development of language and cognitive capabilities and emotional, social, regulatory, and moral capacities through education in basic skills and such other skills as the Legislature may determine to be appropriate. (c) The early childhood education and development programs provided by reason of subsection subparagraph (b) shall be implemented no later than the beginning of the 2005 school year through funds generated in addition to those used for existing education, health, and development programs. Existing education, health, and development programs are those funded by the State as of January 1, 2002, that provided for child or adult education, health care, or development. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 31. Class size requirements for public schools.-The amendment to Section 1 of Article IX, relating to class size requirements for public schools, and this section shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. No. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HEALTH CARE FREEDOM. Ballot Summary: HEALTH CARE SERVICES.Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to ensure access to health care services without waiting lists, protect the doctorpatient relationship, guard against mandates that donÂ’t work, prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt p ersons em p lo y ers and health care providers from penalties accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and permit the purchase or sale of health insurance in private health amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workersÂ’ compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by twothirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such public necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28.Health care services.-(a)To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1)A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system. (2)A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b)Subject to reasonable and necessary rules that do not substantially limit a personÂ’s options, the purchase or sale of health insurance in private health care systems may not be prohibited by law or rule. (c)This section does not: (1)Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2)Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3)Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workersÂ’ compensation. (4)Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5)Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6)Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if exception from this section. (d)As used in this section, the term: (1)Â“CompelÂ” includes the imposition of (2)Â“Direct paymentÂ” or Â“pay directlyÂ” means payment for lawful health care services without a public or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3)Â“Health care systemÂ” means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for health care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4)Â“Lawful health care servicesÂ” means any healthrelated service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5)Â“Penalties or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, created, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term Â“rule by an agencyÂ” may not be construed to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. Calhoun County Florida 2nd ANNUAL FLY-IN A ll A ircraft Welcome W ARBIRDS EXPERIMENTAL GENERAL AVIATION S at u r d a y, S e p tem b er 11, 2 010 LOCATION: Calhoun County Airport (F95) Blountstown, Florida 32424 30-29.233 N 85-06.817 W Elevation: 118Â’ Runway: 18/36 3100Â’ Paved Fuel (self serve): 100 LL and Jet A Antique Cars Â Craft Vendors Â Catfish, BBQ & Much More Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Ready at 8 a.m. CT FREE Airplane Rides for Kids 8-17 Tandem Sky-Diving offered for an additional fee Helicopter Rides! Ground entrance gates (Hwy 71 North) open to the public at 8 a.m. CT Ground admission $2 per person kids under 12 FREE Breakfast served Friday morning/no admission fees charged during setup Air arrivals Free Admission For More Information Call: Bill Smith (850)674-6952 S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d D D i i s s t t r r i i c c t t 2 2 Kelly King Joey Peacock Precinct 2 Nettle Ridge Precinct 3Henderson Mill Precinct 4Altha Comm. Ctr T T O O T T A A L L V V O O T T E E S S 84 163 137 105 347 150 568 418 Candidate S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d D D i i s s t t r r i i c c t t 5 5 Mark Collier Danny HassigPct. 9 Carr Clarksville Pct. 10 Kinar d Librar y Pct. 11B Scotts Fer r y T T O O T T A A L L V V O O T T E E S S 42 26 38 89 8 24 263 295 Candidate Pct. 13 Extension 175 156 S S c c h h o o o o l l B B o o a a r r d d D D i i s s t t r r i i c c t t 3 3 Ted Attaway Tim Smith Precinct 5 Shelton Librar y T T O O T T A A L L V V O O T T E E S S 138 237 114 161 252 398 Candidate Precinct 6 Car r -Clarksville C C o o u u n n t t y y C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n D D i i s s t t r r i i c c t t 2 2 Earl Hunt Dan Wyrick Precinct 2 Nettle Ridge Precinct 3Henderson Mill Precinct 4Altha Comm. Ctr T T O O T T A A L L V V O O T T E E S S 78 117 107 93 247 159 432 369 Candidate C C o o u u n n t t y y C C o o m m m m i i s s s s i i o o n n D D i i s s t t r r i i c c t t 4 4 Vanessa Dawson Willie Truman Grant Charles Frank Smith Precinct 11A Scotts Fer r y VFD T T O O T T A A L L V V O O T T E E S S 9 19 134 194 143 213 Candidate Precinct 12 Scout House C C i i t t y y o o f f B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n M M a a y y o o r rSteve Bailey Winston DeasonPrecinct 1 Librar y Precinct 12Scout House Precinct 13Extension Of fice T T O O T T A A L L V V O O T T E E S S 122 135 141 119 68 86 331 340 Candidate 13 5770 B B l l o o u u n n t t s s t t o o w w n n C C i i t t y y C C o o u u n n c c i i l l , W W a a r r d d 3 3David Blair James GriffinPrecinct 1 Librar y Precinct 12Scout House Precinct 13Extension Of fice T T O O T T A A L L V V O O T T E E S S 86 169 73 176 44 105 203 450 Candidate
The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 6 6Tiger pride at the pep rally! Tiger pride abounded at the Blountstown High School Auditorium Tuesday night where a community pep rally was held. Tiger fans met the varsity and J.V. football and volleyball teams, along with the cheerleaders. The crowd got the fighting Tigers fired up for the Kickoff Classic against Freeport set for Friday night at Bowles Field. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Come out and show your Tiger pride! by Blountstown Tiger Head Coach Greg Jorda n This week things are off to a full swing with the Community Pep Rally and hosting the Kick Off Classic vs Freeport on Friday night with the kick off at 7:00. We hosted the Michael Guilford Future Tiger Camp this past Saturday with a great turn out of nearly 80 campers grades 1-8. I would like to give a special thanks to Todd McClellan for all his work leading up to the camp. We would also like to thank the sponsors of the camp McClellan'c Chiropractic, Hungry Howies, Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly, Blount Insurance Agency and Blountstown Health and Rehab. This was a great time for the kids and hopefully they learned some skills while they were at the camp. Back to football the Tigers are in for another tough fight with Freeport this week. In the spring game, Freeport traveled to Graceville and won easily. This will be a good barometer of where we are as a team early in the year. We will find our areas of weakness early and be able to improve on them heading in to the regular season. The Tigers return 11 seniors that should provide good leadership for this football team. We are heading in to the pre-season week with 47 total players between the JV and Varsity football teams. This week we will dress nearly 40 players because there is no JV game this week. The Varsity team will have 23 players and the JV will have 24 once both seasons begin next week. We hope all the Tiger fans come out to see the pre-season game this week. This game is not in the season ticket package because it is considered a jamboree by the state association. The cost will be $5 per person to get in to the game. Hope to see you at the game on Friday! Football season is finally here!! Go Tigers!!! AUTO SALES, INC. The Biggest Little Car Lot In Town 19984 Central Ave. W Â In Front of Alco Â‘10 Dodge Ram $23,900 Â‘09 Dodge Avenger $ 1 2,900 Â‘0Â’09 Chevrolet HHR..Verry Clean $ 1 2,900 Â‘02 GMC Sportside Sierra...Sharp! $ 6 ,99 5 Â‘09 Dodge Caliber...Clean $ 1 2,900 If We DonÂ’t Have It...We Will Get It...So DonÂ’t Pay Too Much...Come Trade With Us!! Remember...If that odometer has rolled over, ItÂ’s time to call Grover! 85 0 23 72 4 2 4 or 85 0 -8 99 09 7 9 1500, 2WD, 20K Great Gas Mileage www.rivertownautosalesinc.com BHSCentury Club will hold a cookout before the Kickoff Classic at Bowles Field Friday night, Aug. 27. Dinners will be ready at 6 p.m., about an hour before kickoff. The menu includes chicken and yellow rice with green beans, dinner roll, and sweet tea for a cost of $5 per plate. To reserve a plate, call Gary Futch of the Century Club at 850-272-6233 or you can buy one at the game for as long as they last. The Century Club will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. in the BHS Auditorium. Anyone interested in joining is invited to attend. There is a whole new structure this year. Even if you canÂ’t donate money, you can still join. We want you on the Tiger team! For more info, call 272-6233.Century Club selling dinners before gameDonÂ’t miss out on the final Upward Flag Football sign-ups this week! This football league has divisions for boys and girls in the 1st6th grade. There will be a weekly team practice and a skills practice. The practices will be held at the First Baptist Church Park. The games will be on Saturdays at the Sam Atkins Park football field. The cost is $45 and registration forms may be picked up at the First Baptist Church office, McClellan Chiropractic, and the area schools. Signups and evaluations will be held at the FBC Park this Thursday, August 26th, from 5-7 pm and Saturday, August 28th, from 9-11 am. Practices will begin the week of August 31st and the first game will be on September 18th. The six game season will conclude on October 23rd with an Awards Night on October 24th. For more information, call the FBC office at 6745923. Final Upward Football signups are this week Bristol Dental Clinic DENTURE LAB on PREMISES Same-Day Service on Repairs and Relines Laban Bontrager, DMD Monica Bontrager, DMD F AMIL Y DENTISTR Y 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE: (850)643-5417 Kickoff Classic set for Friday at Bowles Field The Florida Highway Patrol will participate in the national Â“Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.Â” campaign underway now through Labor Day. The Patrol will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to reduce the number of impaired drivers on FloridaÂ’s roadways in an effort to save lives. All uniformed FHP personnel, including those normally assigned to administrative duties, will patrol interstates and other major state roads during the fourday holiday period. FHP Auxiliary and Reserve troopers also will volunteer to augment the Patrol this weekend. This is an effort to deter traffic violations and to enhance services to motorists who break down while traveling or who need other assistance. Please remember to dial *FHP (*347) from your cell phone to contact FHP to report an aggressive or impaired driver or to request roadside assistance. FHPjoins national drunk driving campaign underwayKathy McCullen benefit bog-in Saturday night A benefit bog-in for Kathy McCullen will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Tri-State Off Road Park on Hwy. 73 South. Gates open at 3 p.m. and the bog-in begins at 5 p.m. Entry is $10/ticket. Call 447-0356 for more details. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 674-5041The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Bay County. The course will be conducted at Gulf Coast Community College in the second floor lecture hall of the Student Union East building, 5230 West U.S. Hwy. 98 in Panama City. Instruction will be from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7, 9, 21 and 23. The range portion of the class will be Sept. 28 from 7-11 a.m. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafet y or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.Hunter safety scheduled for Bay Co. in Sept.
The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 7 7 Young athletes were out bright and early Saturday morning to sweat it out at Bowles Field during the Michael Guilford Future Tiger Football Camp. They spent the day learning a variety of skills to help them on the field. PHOTOS BY KATHY S. JOHNSONAthletes Enjoy Michael Guilford Future Tiger Football Camp ENERGYSAVINGSTIP#3 UnplugIt: DidyouknowthatTVs,DVDplayers andotherdevicescontinuetousepowereveninstandbymode?Turnoff yourcomputerandmonitorwhennotinuse.Plughomeelectronics,suchas TVs,DVDplayers,cellphonesandotherportableplayersintosmartstripsor powerstrips.Turnthepowerstripoffwhenequipmentisfullychargedornot inusetoavoidphantompowerloads. PleasecallFPUtodaytoschedulea FREEEnergySurvey andreceivemore NOCOST and LOWCOST energy conservationtips. IÂmaGreat Outletfor BargainHunters. You Have the Power to Conserve Energy WWW.FPUC.COM (850)526-6800 ASKABOUTFPUÂS $100A/C&HEATPUMPREBATE 17353 Main St. North, Blountstown, FL 850-674-7718 2 5 HP EFI Â E lectric Start Â Tiller H andle Â Tank & F uel Line Â Aluminum P rop In Stock Â Plus Tax...Complete! $3,350 With Tilt & Trim... $3,500 2 011 To h at s u Â’s Are I n V V o o l l l l e e y y b b a a l l l lPre-season Classic ThursdayThe Blountstown Lady Tigers will host a Pre-Season Volleyball Classic Thursday, Aug. 26, in the BHSgym. Altha will take on Marianna at 5 p.m., followed by Blountstown v. Marianna at 6 p.m. and Blountstown v. Altha at 7 p.m. Come out and cheer on our Calhoun County teams!The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces that state hunters and anglers can now provide public comments and feedback on this yearÂ’s proposed changes to hunting and fishing rules and regulations. After completing an internal review, the FWC worked with other agencies and stakeholders in identifying and recommending these proposed changes, which may need to be made to Florida's hunting and fishing regulations. Hunters and anglers are encouraged to visit MyFWC.com/RULESANDREGS/Rules_Proposed_ Explanation.htm to see a listing of proposed changes and give their public comments and feedback. The last day to submit comments or suggestions on these changes is Sept. 24, by 5 p.m. (EDT). After Sept. 24, FWC staff will summarize all comments received on each rule change proposal and present those summaries to its seven-member Commission at its Nov. 1718 meeting in Naples. Any draft rule changes approved at this Commission meeting will be published in the Florida Administrative Weekly and considered for final adoption at the February FWC Commission meeting in Apalachicola. If approved, most rule changes would become effective July 1, 2011. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept applications to be included in a random drawing for daily dove hunt permits that began Tuesday, Aug. 24, and will continue through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 7. Application worksheets are available at MyFWC.com/Hunting under "Limited Entry Hunts." There is no cost to apply. Sportsmen may apply for these permits at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com, by calling 888-HUNTFLORIDA (486-8356), or in person at county tax collectors' offices or license agents. Permits are available for the following special-opportunity public dove fields: Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Martin County; Caravelle Ranch WMA in Putnam County; Combs Farm Public Small-game Hunting Area (PSGHA) in Baker County; Hilochee WMA in Lake County; North Newberry PSGHA in Alachua County; and Frog Pond WMA in Miami-Dade County (Lead shot is prohibited on this area. Hunters are required to use U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-approved, non-toxic shot). If successful in the random drawing, sportsmen will have to purchase their permits by Sept. 26, or the permit will be offered to the public on a first-come, firstserved basis during Phase II. The cost for a permit is $35, which entitles one adult and one youth (under age 16) to hunt together, but allows only one daily bag limit of doves to be harvested between them. Successful applicants also will have the option of buying a $10 youth permit at the same time they purchase a daily dove hunt permit. This entitles the youth (under age 16), while hunting under the supervision of the adult permit holder, to harvest his own daily bag limit of birds. "These dove fields are planted and managed by the FWC and offer great hunting opportunities in a friendly, social atmosphere that provides the perfect setting for friends and family, including youngsters, to hunt together," said Kurt Hodges, FWC small-game biologist. Beginning Sept. 30, upto-date information on field conditions and bird numbers will be available from the Dove Hunter's Hotline at MyFWC.com/Dove. For more information on the permits, call the FWC's Office of Licensing and Permitting, 850-488-3641.FWC invites hunters, anglers to offer feedback on proposed rule changes Applications being accepted now for daily dove hunt permits across Fla. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!Call 674-5041 Lady Tiger Selena Williams bumps the ball during practice Monday afternoon.
grand theft of a firearm and driving without a license. According to the Liberty County SheriffÂ’s Office, Dep. D. Rudd pulled a vehicle over last Wednesday night for traveling 82 in a 60 mph zone. Handford had no license and his passenger, Dontarius Amin Spigner, was wanted on a Leon County warrant. After placing them under arrest, two handguns were found under the driverÂ’s seat, one of which had been reported stolen in Leon County. Handford said he found it in a wooded area near a gas station. MARIANNAÂ—The Chipola Health Science Program will offer a Paramedic to RN bridge program beginning in the Summer of 2011. The course Career Mobility (NUR 1002 M) is required for both Paramedics and LPNs seeking entry into the nursing program. The course will be offered fall 2010 and spring 2011. The Career Mobility course is partially online with a skill lab component. Chipola Health Science director Vickie Stephens, says, Â“This is an exciting opportunity for paramedics to further their education in the healthcare field.Â” Prospective students can visit www.chipola.edu for an academic planning guide for the program. Prerequisites to the program include: (SLS 1101) Orientation, (ENC 1101) Communication Skills I, (PSY 2010) General Psychology, (MAC 1105) College Algebra, (DEP 2004) Human Growth and Development, (BSC 2093 & 2093 L) Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab, (BSC 2094 & 2094L) Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab, (MCB 2010 & 2010 L) Microbiology w/lab, and (NUR 1002M) Career Mobility Nursing Concepts. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a limited access program. Upon acceptance to the program, students can complete the nursing program in three semesters. For further information, contact Vickie Stephens, Health Science Director at (850) 718-2316 or Dr. Jayne Roberts, VicePresident of Student Affairs at (850) 718-2407.The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 8 8 BlountstownHigh School NewsNew "Sensory Room" at BHS; SAC meeting set for TuesdayBHS SAC Meeting Blountstown High School will hold a School Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Media Center. The agenda will be on the BHS website www.blountstownhigh.org. The public is invited to attend. Guidance Memo For students who are taking the Oct. 22nd ACT, the registration deadline is Sept. 17th. Mrs. Waller, the Guidance Counselor, will be visiting classrooms and talking with students about Bright Futures, graduation requirements, and scholarships. Parents should be looking for packets with this information that will be sent home with students in the next couple weeks. CCC class news This summer the Calhoun County Challenge Classroom created an extraordinary classroom in their building! The Â“Sensory RoomÂ” was designed with the purpose of creating a room where students will feel free to relax and have no pressure to achieve tasks. Also, there is no need to fight for attention, just sit and experience the room. When the lights are out and the music is playing in the Â“Sensory RoomÂ”, you will see multicolored fiber optic lights raining from the ceiling in one corner, vibrant bubbles rippling in a five foot vertical tube, and you can watch a peaceful motion picture that is projected on one of the walls! Mrs. Sandra White, the CCC Classroom teacher, has been very pleased and satisfied with the results of the Â“Sensory RoomÂ”. Â“My students look forward to our time in the room! The room has a great calming effect on everyone!Â” The CCC Class would like to send a special thank you to Mr. David White for his work on this project, the Â“Painting LadiesÂ” for their great job of painting, and Mr. George White from Maintenance for the electrical work. The Â“Sensory RoomÂ” is a magnificent addition and can be shared by all on the BHS campus. Calendar of Events Thursday, Aug. 26th Volleyball PreSeason Classic at Home, Altha vs. Marianna, 5:00, Blountstown vs. Marianna at 6:00, Blountstown vs. Altha at 7:00 Friday, Aug. 27th Varsity Football at Home against Freeport @ 7:00pmTenth grader Lauren Blackburn, who is a peer counselor, is shown with Shanice Holmes in the "Sensory Room". 17324 Main St. N., Blountstown, FL 6 74 4 55 7 10% Off Beanpod Candles 20%-75% Off Selected Gift Items and Jewelry Check Out Our Everyday $1 Items Great Savings!! 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 DonÂ’t miss out on the final Upward Flag Football signups this week. Divisions for Boys & Girls 1st thru 6th Grades Sign-ups & Evaluations Thursday, Aug. 26 Â First Baptist Church Park Â 5-7 PM Saturday, Aug. 28 Â First Baptist Church Park Â 9-11 AM For More Information Call the FBC Office at 674-5923 The Diamond Corner 20634 Central Ave. E, Blountstown, FL 674-8801 Chipola College will offer paramedic to RN programChipola College will offer a Paramedic to RN bridge program beginning in Summer 2011. The Career Mobility (NUR 1002 M) course is required for entry into the program and will be offered fall 2010 and spring 2011. Pictured from left, are Health Science faculty: Ricky Wingett, Dr. Karen Lipford, Dr. Kathy Leigh, Keith Maddox, Amy Sampson and Vickie Stephens. For information about the Paramedic to RN program, contact Vickie Stephens at (850) 718-2316 or Dr. Jayne Roberts at (850) 718-2407. 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 Artists Open Studio at the local libraryThe ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO meets in the Heritage Room of the Blountstown Public Library the second Saturday of every month. At our last gathering we had a special treat and were able to observe Skip Hatos as he worked on his detailed wood carving. He steadily chips away until he has developed a piece......which takes many long hours of concentration. We are displaying a lot of his work in our glass showcase that we have entitled, ARTISTS IN OUR MIDST, located in the hall before the adult computer lab. Stop by the next time you visit the Library and take a look! Are you an artist? Want to meet with other folks that share in the passion to create? Then mark your calendars for Saturday, September 11, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., no registration...no fee! Crime Briefs H HA A N N D D F F O O R R D D S S U U B B S S C C R R I I B B E E T T O O D D A A Y Y ! C C a a l l l l 6 6 7 7 4 4 5 5 0 0 4 4 1 1
Liberty County 4-H held their 4-H Open House for early enrollment on August 19th. They will have their first Cloverbuds club (5-7 year olds) with leaders Hauwa Black and Frieda Ritter, along with several other clubs such as Shooting Sports with Mr. Phil Deck, Sports Fishing with Mrs. Leslie Harper, Culinary Arts with Mr. Vernon Tanner and Shellie King, Krafty Kritters with Mrs. Ruth Wade and Teen Club and Science, Engineering and Technology club with leaders Olean Rosier and Cathia Schmarje. Volunteers to help with the Shooting Sports Club, Sports Fishing club and sewing club are needed. Call 643-2229 to volunteer or sign up for a 4-H Club.The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 9 9 WEÂRE HERE TO HELP YOU RECOVER.New Contact Information and Procedures for Individuals and Businesses to File Claims for Costs and Damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident of April 20, 2010The Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), administered by Kenneth R. Feinberg, has been established to assist claimants in filing claims for costs and damages incurred as a result of the oil spill resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident of April 20, 2010. Claims previously filed with the BP Claims Process have been transitioned to the new GCCF Claims Facility for review, evaluation and determination by the GCCF. You Can Now File Your Claim In One Of The Following Ways:Online: 1) By accessing the GCCF Website at: www.GulfCoastClaimsFacility.com By Mail: 2) Call our Toll-Free number to receive a copy of the Claim Form by U.S. Mail. Complete a Claim Form and mail it to: By Fax: 3) Complete your Claim Form and fax it to the GCCF at: 1.866.682.1772. Visit one of our Claims Site Offices: 4) Claims offices have been established in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Visit our website for a complete list of locations. A Claims Evaluator will assist you with the filing process. Hy lin h vi chng ti c thng tin bng ting Vit. Gulf Coast Claims FacilityLearn More at: www.GulfCoastClaimsFacility.com 1.800.916.4893(Toll-Free Â€ Mullingual)www.GCCF.com@GCCF-C. | TTY: 1.866.682.1758 Contctenos para obtener informacin en espaol. Gulf Coast Claims Facility P.O. Box 9658 Dublin, OH 43017-4958 "# THANK YOU SO MUCH for allowing me the time to visit you over these past months. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me; and to share our mutual concerns for our children, our neighbors in the county and for the goodwill of all. I would like to congratulate Ms. Kelly King on her re-election as you School Board Member for District 2. It was such a great joy and honor for me for so many of you to encourage me and inspire me onward in this, my first foray into politics. But even more so, for me, it was such an inspiration to see such concern and interest in the betterment of our county and its schools. I did everything I could to run a clean race: To stick strictly to the facts, to report what IÂ’ve seen over the past years of attending meetings as a concerned citizen; and to run for the seat, not against any one person. My advertisements spoke of my personal accomplishments throughout my life, about my history to better help you know me, and my constant desire to help others succeed. I encourage you to join me in becoming involved with your county government. LetÂ’s become victors together and not victims. LetÂ’s stay informed, even if we have to proactively seek out the information. LetÂ’s mentor the children of the county to success and that the road, though not always easy, is able to be conquered. I pray for our children, their parents and families, our schools and our leaders. I pray ALL our schools remain open and are well funded, and for the teachers who have such influence over the students. Take care and letÂ’s all work together to make Calhoun County great! God bless Calhoun County. And God bless America! Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Joey Peacock for Calhoun County School Board Distri ct 2 Joey Peacock 4-H Open House Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is proud to welcome Gary Cox as its new director for the District I, Group 2 seat. Cox represents Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative members residing in Calhoun County, east of the Chipola River. Cox retired from the Calhoun County school system in 2008. He is a graduate of Blountstown High School, Chipola Junior College, Troy State University and also attended the University of West Florida. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. GCEC serves approximately 20,500 meters in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. Gary Cox new director for Gulf Coast Electric The Red Hat Ladies will meet Thursday, Aug. 26, at noon at The Callahan restaurant on Hwy. 20 West in Blountstown. All members are urged to attend.Red Hat Ladies to meet at CallahanGary CoxGood Intentions Matthew 21: 28,30 In Grandpa and Grandma's day, people used to talk about a man's word being "as good as his bond." No written contract was necessary. The follow through was assured on the basis of the trustworthiness of the one making the promise. But there is the real rub: how trustworthy is that person? What is his or her reputation concerning promises made? Nowhere on the contemporary scene is this issue more clearly illustrated than in the prevailing attitude toward marriage vows. Why the alarming divorce rate? What happens to the good intentions expressed at the altar? There seems to be a hidden "if" clause in the contract. Legitimate grounds for divorce do exist, but the disturbing number of break-ups can be accounted for largely by the too-casual attitudes toward the marriage covenant in the first place. It is basically a matter of conscience. As Napoleon once said, "There is no class of men so difficult to be managed as those whose intentions are honest, but whose consciences are bewitched." One person put it this way: "Intentions are very mortal and perishable things; like a very mellow and choice fruit, they are difficult to keep." But that's a very good test of our character, isn't it?Arrow of Truthby Rev. R.W. Waterman
ROBERT Â“BOBÂ” COPLEY Robert Â“BobÂ” Copley, 78, of Bristol, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010, at his home. He was a retired veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. After his retirement, he was a mechanic in Liberty County for many years. He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Bristol; two sons, Robby Copley of Jamestown, Tennessee, and Jerry Copley of Ocean Side, California; three daughters, Debbie Copley of Jamestown, Tennessee, Sherri Holloway of Ft. Eustis, Virginia, and Terri Stoutamire of Blue Creek, Florida; a brother, Juan Copley; 11 grandchildren, Lynn, Robert, Brittany, Stephen, Bobby, Levi, Emma, Olivia, Maggie, Sophia, and Noble. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. CT, Thursday, August 26, at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown. Private graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 28, in Fairview Cemetery in Jamestown, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mayhan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (ph. 674-5449 or visit online at www.adamsfh.com). JAMES D. MELTON Mr. James D. Melton, known to everyone as (Pop), 75, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010. Pop was born on May 21, 1935, in Batesville, AR, and had lived in Blountstown since 1994, coming from Mt. Morris, PA. James worked as an xray technician on gas and oil pipelines. Pop, along with his wife, Laura, known as Mom, were owners and operators of Mom's and Pop's Deli in Blountstown from 1994 until 2001. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Laura Melton (Mom), of Blountstown, FL; three daughters, Debra Brown of Blountstown, FL, Bobbie Fuller and her husband, Bob, of Cleveland, OH, and Melody Melton of Blountstown, FL; one brother, J. B. Melton, of Michigan; five grandchildren, James Brown, Shannon Klages, Sandra Klages, Noel Klages, Christopher Allen Melton and his fiancee, Maggie Ellis; and four great-grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). JIMMY PAUL SEWELL On August 4, 2010, Jimmy Paul Sewell, 72, entered the presence of his Lord having accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior on April 17, 1973. After an extended illness, he passed away at his home in White City surrounded by his family and friends. Though our hearts mourn our loss we are comforted knowing his soul is at peace. Paul was born March 6, 1938, to John Henry and Mary Sewell of Altha. He was a faithful member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Ministries in Port St. Joe where he faithfully served as a Deacon. Paul graduated from Altha High School in 1956 and later worked as a tug boat captain for 5 years. Paul, nicknamed "Sousehead" by his coworkers, was employed by St. Joe Paper Company in 1962 and remained with the company until the closing of the mill in 2000. Paul never met a stranger. He was truly a "people person" and a great storyteller, often keeping listeners spellbound with his jokes and stories. He loved his Lord, his family and friends and this community. He was an avid sports fan and supporter of student athletics for over fifty years. He also served two terms on the Gulf County School Board. Paul enjoyed his yearly trip to the state basketball tournaments in Lakeland with longtime friends Morrell Bailey, Bill Dunigan and Theo Johnson. Paul had a coach's heart and enjoyed coaching local major and pony league baseball teams and women's softball. Paul married the love of his life, Marlene Fowler, of Clarksville, in 1958 and in 2008 celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary surrounded by a host of family and friends. They have three devoted children, Raymond of Pensacola, Marvin (Denise) of South Carolina and granddaughters, Alexandria and Savannah (Cheryl, their mother), and Mary Lou (Buddy) Cumbie of White City, and a dear long-time friend whom he loved as a son, Preston Wright. Paul leaves behind two brothers, William Earl "Buddy" (Angie), and Fate (Alice), and a devoted life-time friend, Pete (Joyce) Harrell of Altha; two sisters, Eva (and husband, Gundy, whom he loved as a brother) of White City, Johnnie of Altha, and Blondell of Panama City; one sister-inlaw, Robbi, of Greensboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends he loved dearly. He was pre-deceased by his parents and siblings, J.C., Green, Harmon, Jewell, Mizie, Euni, Gracie, Ruby and Clevie. Funeral services were held Monday, August 9, at 3:00 P.M. EST at Oak Grove Church conducted by his pastor, Rev. Tim Bailey, along with several other ministers. Active pallbearers were Pete Harrell, Ralph Knight, Theo Johnson, Morrell Bailey, Roy Lollie, and Tony Barbee. Honorary pallbearers included Lighthouse Pentecostal Ministries, the Covenant House Family, Tim Wilder, Walter Wilder, Dora Dunigan, Joe Nugent, Frank and Diane McKeithen, and Lee and Virginia Dutton. Interment followed in the family plot in Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe. Southerland Family Funeral Home of Port St. Joe was in charge of arrangements (ph. 2298111). Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerland family.com ROBERT B. WOODHAM Mr. Robert B. Woodham, 86, of Bristol, FL, passed away early Saturday morning August 21, 2010, in Blountstown, FL. Robert was born on September 3, 1923, in Midland City, AL, and had lived in Liberty County for the past 10 years, coming from Augusta, GA. Robert was a retired United States Army Veteran serving in WWII, Korea and Vietnam with 27 years of service. He also worked with the United States Civil Service. Robert attended the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include his wife, Elfriede Woodham, of Bristol, FL; one son, Robert Edward Woodham and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Decatur, AL; one daughter, Maryann Lenoir, of Bristol, FL; two brothers, William Woodham and his wife, Margie, of Bristol, FL, and Tom Woodham and his wife, Nancy, of Lawton, OK; three sisters, Betty Lindzy of Tallahassee, FL, Juanita Marshall and her husband, George, of Dade City, FL, and Mary Jane Dawson of Bristol, FL; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 24, at 11:00 am (EDT) from the Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bristol with Reverend Coy Collins officiating. Interment followed in the Meacham Cemetery in Bristol. All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 6742266). JAMES RUSSELL Â“JIMÂ” YELVINGTON, SR. James Russell Â“JimÂ” Yelvington, Sr., 84, of Blountstown, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at his home. Jim was born in Hastings, Florida, and attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Ag Management and a Masters in Horticulture. He served Calhoun County as the Extension Director for many years before his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blountstown where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Director for Adult I for many years. He was a past Rotarian and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, and a brother, Kenneth. Survivors include sons, James Russell Â“RustyÂ” Yelvington and his wife, Nell, of Bell, Florida, and Michael Yelvington and his wife, Wanda, of Tallahassee; daughters, Cheryl Creek and her husband, Mike, of Carrabelle and Sonya Todd and her husband, Michael, of Port St. Joe; brothers, Benjamin of Espanola, New Mexico, and Robert Wayne Yelvington of Yelvington, Florida; sisters, Harriett Tucker and Mary Van Ness, both of Ocala, Florida, and Nancy Banks of Green Cove Springs, Florida; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 23, from the Blountstown First Baptist Church with Reverend David Throckmorton officiating. Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida 32446 or the Florida Baptist ChildrenÂ’s Home, PO Box 8190, Lakeland, Florida 33802 or online at fbchomes.org. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 6745449 or visit online wwwadamsfh.com).The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 0 0 O O B B I I T T U U A A R R I I E E S S ADAMS FUNER A L HO M E 674-5449 Â€643-5410 www.adamsfh.com A Thought to Remember Tim Adams Funeral Director There is a quote by Thomas Lynch, ÂItÂs as normal as the common cold. People who love grieve. There are no exceptions.ÂŽ Grief may be normal, yet saying it is normal does not minimize its difficulty. Grief is one of lifeÂs most challenging experiences. We donÂt know what to expect, what emotions we will experience, or how long we will grieve. To experience grief is to acknowledge that you have loved someone, and now that person has gone. If you hadnÂt needed that relationship, or risked the emotional attachment, you wouldnÂt be feeling the loss. It is a high compliment to any relationship that we miss it enough to shed a tear. Tears are not a sign of weakness, but an indication of how special the relationship was, and now that it is gone, we miss it. We hope you find comfort in your cherished memoriesÂƒand may love be what you remember most of all. Church DirectoryFor Information On Listing Your Church, Call 674-5041 Meaningful Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 AM Exciting Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 AM Bible Study & Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study . . . . . 6:30 PM Pastor David Throckmorton Located two blocks south of the intersection Highway 20 and Main Street in BlountstownFirst Baptist Church Helping people follow in the footsteps of Christ Blountstown First Assembly of God Churc h Sunday Services Sunday School...9:45 AM Morning Worship...11:00 AM Evening Worship...5:00 PM Wednesday Service...7:00 PM Pastor, Shelton Kindig Hwy. 20 West, 13th Street Blountstown, FL 850-674-4331 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: firstname.lastname@example.org St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 850-674-4482 Fax: 850-674-4483 We welcome you to worship with us a s we follow the te a chings of Christ. If you would like to le a rn more a bout the C a tholic f a ith, cont a ct F r. Chuck Collins, 447--0 9 34 S und a y M a ss 1 0:30 a .m. S p a nish 6:00 p.m. 2 nd & 4 th week Paul Sewell Family Says Thank You Our family will be forever humbled by the love and support shown to us during PaulÂ’s extended illness and passing. The phone calls, errand runs, visits, flowers, cards and food have been a tremendous blessing to us. To our pastor at Lighthouse Ministries in Port St. Joe, Rev. Tim Bailey and Sister Wanda, your love and support through this journey has been GodÂ’s hand extended to Paul and our family. Paul deeply loved and valued you and our entire church family. PaulÂ’s sister and brother-in-law, Eva and Gundy Weston, walked this 2_ year journey with us, so to them and the others who occasionally sat with Paul (Tony, Theo, William Earl and Johnnie), please accept our sincere appreciation. To Dr. Tom Curry and the staff at Shoreline Medical, thank you for the amazing, compassionate care Paul received as the patient and the support we received as caregivers from Rena and her staff at Covenant Hospice (Linda, Dee, Janie, Dixie, Monica, Kelly, Kristen and Chaplain Charles). Thanks for ministering to Paul and us. Thanks to Pastor James Wiley and Oak Grove Church for graciously allowing us to use your facilities for the service. Also, we are grateful to the awesome cooks at Lighthouse Ministries, Oak Grove Church and Highland View Church of God for the meal you prepared for our family after the service. To Eddie Martin, what a blessing you are. Thanks to the pallbearers (Pete Harrell, Theo Johnson, Roy Lollie, Jr., Ralph Knight, Morrell Bailey and Tony Barbee), to those who assisted Bro. Tim with the services (Pastor James Wiley, Rev. Dave Fernandez, Pastor Howard Browning, Sheriff Frank McKeithen, Coach Vern Eppinette, Marvin Sewell, William Earl Sewell and Rev. Clair Uitts), to the Bailey Family and Mitch for ministering to our hearts musically, and to Tim Wilder, thanks for just being with us. Paul dearly loved each of you. On his last trip to THE DOME in March we were deeply touched when Coach Derek Kurnitsky and the basketball team took the time to greet Paul at his usual spot near the stage just prior to the game. Your gesture meant the world to Paul and to us. (Also, Coach K, thanks for always having an extra cap and shirt that just happened to be PaulÂ’s size.) Coach Eppinette pegged it right at the service when he spoke of Paul being a longtime avid supporter of the Tiger Sharks. He loved you both. To Suzanne & Bart and the Southerland Funeral Home Family Â– we shall be forever grateful for your genuine compassionate care and professionalism. You promised to guide us step by step and you did exactly that. To Lynne and her staff at Bayside Florist, thank you for caring enough to send your best. The consensus of our family is this: Paul never lived and spoke more clearly to us than he did during these past 2 1/2 years. He taught us how to die in absolute peace with God and those around him. He taught us by example that life is too short to take opportunities for granted. He taught us that it is foolish to leave words unspoken, love unexpressed and forgiveness withheld. If it needs to be said and done then it should be said and done. We believe if Paul could speak to us today he would not tell us to keep up with the ballgame stats. He would not tell us to burn the candle at both ends to gain more stuff or menÂ’s applause. Without a doubt, he would tell us to keep Christ as the center of our lives and to serve him with all our heart. He would tell us to walk the talk. He would tell us to open our eyes, ears and hearts to those around us and to demonstrate our love for Christ by loving and serving others. Now, that is a legacy to be proud of. Marlene, Raymond, Marvin, Denise, Alex, Savannah, Buddy and Mary Lou Paul & Marlene Sewell Education Scholarship An education scholarship has been started in PaulÂ’s honor which will be awarded annually to a Port St. Joe High School graduate. Donations may be sent to: Sissy Worley, Gulf County School Board, 150 Middle School Road, Port St. Joe, 850229-8256. 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 dD D e e a a d d l l i i n n e e f f o o r r N N e e w w s s & & A A d d s s M M o o n n d d a a y y a a t t N N o o o o n n
The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 1 1Legal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T O F T H E 1 4 T H J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A CASE NO.2010-0216-DR IDA P.HALL Petitioner and CLYDE CALLIO Respondent N O T I C E O F A C T I O N F O R D I S S O L U T I O N O F M A R R I A G E To:CLYDE CALLIO 408 CLAY STREET, APT.A MOBILE, ALABAMA YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on IDA P.HALL whose address is 23381 NE CR 286, GRAND RIDGE, FL 32442 on or before SEPTEMBER 3, 2010, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 20859 Central Ave., E., Room 130, Blountstown, FL 32424, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter.If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit CourtÂ’s office.You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit CourtÂ’s office notified of your current address.(You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerkÂ’s office. WARNING:Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedures, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information.Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated this July 30, 2010 Ruth W.Attaway, Clerk of the Circuit CourtLegal NoticeN O T I C E O F S H E R I F F Â’ S S A L E NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in Calhoun Court, of Calhoun County, Florida, on the 17th day of FEBRUARY 2010, in the cause wherein CACH, LLC was the plaintiff and DEBORAH J.HAMMOND was defendant, being Case No.2008-174SP, in said Court, I, David L.Tatum, As Sheriff of Calhoun County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, title, and interest of the defendant, Deborah J.Hammond in and to the following described personal property, to-wit: Begin at the SE Corner of Section 33, Township 1 North, Range 8 West, thence runs west 36 yards, thence North 154 Yards, thence West 132 Yards, thence North 69 Yards to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run East 125 feet, thence run South 75 feet, thence run West 125 feet, thence run North 75 feet, back to the point of beginning. Site Address:925 Thomas Ave., Blountstown, FL 32424 I shall offer this property for sale, on the steps of the Calhoun County Courthouse, in the City of Blountstown, State of Florida, on the 9th day of September, 2010 at the hour of 9:30 a.m.or as soon thereafter as possible.I will offer for sale all said defendant, Deborah J.HammondÂ’s, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. David L.Tatum Sheriff, Calhoun CountyLegal NoticeN O T I C E O F A P P L I C A T I O N F O T A X D E E D NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Denzel Dockery is 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.182, YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2002 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY Parcel # R32-1S08-0400-000A-0200 Lot No.2.Block Â“AÂ”Hough Creek SubDivision according to plat recorded in office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, Calhoun County, Florida and located in Section 32, Township 1 South, Range 8 West. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED Vonnie Leavins & Maydell Smith C/O Willie O.Smith 504 Jennings Ave. Panama City, Fl 32404 Said property being in 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 October 7, 2010, At 10:00 A.M.CST. By;Robie Bennett Deputy Clerk RUTH W.ATTAWAY Clerk of Circuit Court of Calhoun County, Florida August 18, 25;Sept.1, 8, 2010Legal NoticeR E Q U E S T F O R P R O P O S A L S The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners is seeking professional consultant services for Construction Engineering Inspection on County Road 274 LAP from State Road 73 to State Road 69. CONSULTANT ELIGIBILITY:It is a basic tenet of the CountyÂ’s contracting program that contractors are procured in a fair, open, and competitive manner.By submitting a Letter of Response, the Consultants certify that they are in compliance with FDOT Directive No.375-030-006.This directive is available of FDOTÂ’s Web Site. In addition to the restrictions identified in Directive No.375-030-006, please be advised of the following prohibition:A consultant firm or its affiliate who was the Designer or Engineer of Record is precluded from bidding on the same project. FEDERAL DEBARMENT:By submitting a Letter of Response, the consultant certifies that no principal (which includes officers, directors, or executives) is presently suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from participation on this transaction by any Federal Department or Agency. SELECTION PRODECURE:This project is covered by the selection process detailed in the Rule Chapter 14-75, Florida Administrative Code.Selection will be made directly from Letters of Response for this project.After ranking of the consultants, the contract fee will be negotiated in accordance with Section 287.055, Florida Statutes. Note:The final selection date and time is provided in this advertisement.Any other meetings will be noticed on the CountyÂ’s Web Site.All public meetings will be held at the Calhoun County Board of Commissioner Meeting Room, 20816 Central Ave.East, Blountstown, FL 32424. In order to ensure a fair, competitive, and open process, once a project is advertised for Letter of Response or Letters of Qualification, all communications between interested firms and the County must be directed to Mr.Don A.OÂ’Bryan, Calhoun County Administrator at (850) 674-8075. RESPONSE PROCEDURE:Qualified consultants are encouraged to submit the original and three (3) copies of the letter of response to the Calhoun County ClerkÂ’s Office, Calhoun County Court House, 20859 Central Ave East, Room 130, Blountstown, FL 32424, by the response deadline, Monday, September 6, 2010 at 12:00 p.m., C.T.Selection will be made directly from Letters of Response.Letters of Response are limited to five pages for this project. Letters of Response should at a minimum, include the following information: Project Name/DOT Financial Management Number. ConsultantÂ’s name and address. Proposed responsible office for consultant Contact person, phone number and Internet Email Address. Statement regarding previous experience of consultant or sub-consultants in advertised type of work. Proposed key personnel and their proposed roles (do not include resumes) Sub-consultant(s) that may be used for the project. Indication as to whether the prime firm and/or sub-consultants are disadvantages business enterprises (DBE). The outside of the envelope should be marked with Â“Sealed Proposal County Road 274 LAP Engineering Inspector RFP.Â” The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals deemed in the best interest of the County.EEO/AALegal NoticeA C C E P T I N G S E A L E D B I D S THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CALHOUN COUNTY WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS FOR NEW SEPTIC SYSTEMS UNTIL 12:00 P.M.ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2010. BIDS WILL BE OPENED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 AT 2:00 P.M.OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS IS PRACTICAL. SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP IN THE Â“SHIPÂ”OFFICE.FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CALL DAN CLEMONS AT 674-2571or 674-4551 THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.Legal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T O F T H E F O U R T E E N T H J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A CASE NUMBER:10-192 CA SUPERIOR BANK, as successor in interest to THE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JAYJOS, INC., a Florida corporation, JEROME R.HALL;TIM ADAMS d/b/a ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, INC., and FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. N O T I C E O F S A L E NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 20th day of August, 2010, in Case Number 10-192 CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Calhoun County, Florida, wherein SUPERIOR BANK is Plaintiff, and JAYJOS, INC., a Florida corporation, JEROME R.HALL;TIM ADAMS;ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, INC., and FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front door of the Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the 23rd day of September, 2010, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Parcel 1: Commence at an iron pipe marking the Southeast Corner of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida,, thence North 01 degrees 15 minutes 46 seconds East 1592.34 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 89 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West 1404.89 feet, to an iron pipe on the westerly right of way of Bowden Road, thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East along the Westerly right of way of said road 527.26 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 89 degrees 09 minutes 40 seconds West 200.00 feet to an iron pipe and call this the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East 150.00 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly right of way of State Road 274, thence North 89 degrees 09 minutes 40 seconds West along the Southerly right of way of said Road 100.00 feet to an iron pipe, thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds West 150.00 feet, to an iron pipe, thence South 89 degrees 09 minutes 40 seconds East 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.Lying and being in the Northwest ? of Southeast ? of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida. Parcel 2: Commence at an iron pipe marking the Southeast Corner of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida, thence North 01 degrees 15 minutes 46 seconds East 1592.34 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 89 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West 1404.89 feet, to an iron pipe on the westerly right of way of Bowden Road, thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East along the Westerly right of way of said road 527.26 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 89 degrees 09 minutes 40 seconds West 100.00 feet to an iron pipe and call this the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East 150.00 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly right of way of State Road 274, thence North 89 degrees 09 minutes 40 seconds West along the Southerly right of way of said road 100.00 feet to an iron pipe, thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds West 150.00 feet to an iron pipe, thence South 89 degrees 09 minutes 40 seconds East 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.Lying and being in the Northwest ? of Southeast ? of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida. Parcel 3: Lots No.31 and 32, Block A, of Bowden Estates, an unrecorded plat and more particularly described as follows: Commence at an iron pipe marking the Southeast Corner of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida, thence North 01 degrees 15 minutes 46 seconds East 1592.34 feet to an iron pipe, thence North 89 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West 1404.89 feet, to an iron pipe on the westerly right of way of Bowden Road, thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East along the Westerly right of way of said road 527.26 feet to an iron pipe, thence run North 89 degrees 49 minutes 40 seconds West 100.00 feet, for the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue to run North 89 degrees 49 minutes 40 seconds West 200.00 feet;thence run South 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds West 149.90 feet, thence run South 89 degrees 49 minutes 40 seconds East 200.00 feet, thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East 149.90 feet, back to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said Parcel No.3 being better described as follows, as per survey prepared by Leonard F.Hinson, Sr., on October 26, 1999: Commence at the Southeast Corner of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida, thence North 01 degree 15 minutes 46 seconds East 1592.34 feet;thence North 89 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West 1704.75 feet;thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East 377.43 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue North 00 degrees 10 minutes 20 seconds East 299.88 feet to the South Right of Way of County Road No.274;thence along said South Right of Way South 89 degrees 14 minutes 11 seconds East 199.82 feet;thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 19 seconds West 299.91 feet, thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 41 seconds West 199.91 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID.THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. DATED this 20th day of August, 2010. RUTH W.ATTAWAY Clerk of the CourtLegal NoticeN O T I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Altha, Florida will consider a proposed Ordinance to be titled as follows: AN ORDINANCE FOR THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF ALTHA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR EXEMPT SUBDIVISIONS;PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS;PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AND EFFECTIVE DATE. The passage of the proposed Ordinance will be considered by the regular meeting at 6:00 P.M., on Tuesday, the 14th day of September, 2010, in the Town Hall, Altha, Florida A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be inspected by the public at the Town ClerkÂ’s Office in the Town Hall, Altha, Florida All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal, this the 10th day of August, 2010. Jacqueline Smith, Town ClerkLegal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T O F T H E F O U R T E E N T H J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A CASE NUMBER:10-49 CA GWENDOLYN CAIN, as Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF JAMES CAIN;JUSTIN EARL CAIN, MATT LAYFIELD, and REBECCA DARLENE LAYFIELD, Plaintiffs, -vsKATHY IRENE FRANKLIN and RICKY FRANKLIN, Defendants N O T I C E O F S A L E NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to an Order of Sale dated the 11th day of August, 2010, in Case Number 10-49 CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Calhoun County, Florida, wherein GWENDOLYN CAIN as Personal Representative of the Estate of James Cain, JUSTIN EARLY CAIN, MATT LAYFIELD and REBECCA DARLENE LAYFIELD are Plaintiffs, and KATHY IRENE FRANKLIN and RICKY FRANKLIN are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front door of the Calhoun County Courthouse, Blountstown, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the 9th day of September, 2010, the real property described on Exhibit Â“AÂ”annexed hereto, as set forth in the Order of Sale of Property, to-wit: COMMENCE at an existing 6 inch triangular concrete monument with no I.D.marking the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter, also being the Northwest corner of Government Lot 2 of Fractional Section 11, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Calhoun County, Florida and call this the POINT OF COMMENCEMENT;thence South 00 degrees 26 minutes 53 seconds West along the Easterly line of said Quarter a distance of 1334.05 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with an aluminum cap stamped Bannerman Surveyors Inc.(LP 5106) set marking the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section;thence South 89 degrees 06 minutes 03 seconds East along the Southerly line of said Forty a distance of 496.69 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with an aluminum cap stamped Bannerman Surveyors Inc.(LP 5106) set and call this the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence leaving said Forty line North 00 degrees 26 minutes 53 seconds East a distance of 329.33 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with an aluminum cap stamped Bannerman Surveyors Inc.(LP 5106) set; thence South 89 degrees 05 minutes 59 seconds East distance of 289.79 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with an aluminum cap stamped Bannerman Surveyors Inc.(LP 5106) set;thence South 00 degrees 26 minutes 53 seconds West a distance of 82.53 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with an aluminum cap stamped Bannerman Surveyors Inc.(LB 5106) set;thence South 25 degrees 12 minutes 18 seconds East a distance of 274.82 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with an aluminum cap stamped Bannerman Surveyors Inc.(LP 5106) set on the Southerly line of said Forty line; thence North 89 degrees 06 minutes 03 seconds West along said Forty line a distance of 408.77 feet the POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: Cain Fortner Road, a graded county road, approximately 40 feet in width along the Southerly side of said parcel. SUBJECT TO: A 15.00 foot wide easement for Ingress and Egress along the Easterly boundary of said parcel. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID.THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS NO LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. DATED this the 16th day of August, 2010. RUTH W.ATTAWAY Clerk of the Court, Calhoun CountyLegal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T O F T H E F O U R T E E N T H J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A CASE NO:10-103-CA GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, 1400 Turbine Drive, Suite 200, Rapid City, SD 57703 Plaintiff, v. JIMMY L.KILLINGSWORTH, MELISSA BROWN, and WHEELER ENTERPRISES, Defendants. A M E N D E D N O T I C E O F A C T I O N TO:MELISSA BROWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of Calhoun County, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southwest Corner of Section 30, Township 1 North, Range 9 West, Calhoun County, Florida and run thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West along the westerly boundary of said Section 30 a distance of 524.23 feet;thence north 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 61.47 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.From said POINT OF BEGINNING thence continue South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 190.00 feet;thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 229.26 feet; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 190.00 feet;thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 229.26 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1999, 80 X 28, 4765D MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER:GAFLX75A69745CD21 You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D.Padgett, PlaintiffÂ’s attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, 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 13th day of August, 2010. CLERK OF THE COURT RUTH W.ATTAWAYLegal NoticeI N T H E C I R C U I T C O U R T O F T H E F O U R T E E N T H J U D I C I A L C I R C U I T I N A N D F O R C A L H O U N C O U N T Y F L O R I D A CASE NO:10-96-CA GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, 1400 Turbine Drive, Suite 200, Rapid City, SD 57703 Plaintiff, v. JIM ADKINS a/k/a JIM F.ADKINS, SHARON ADKINS, a/k/a SHARON K. ADKINS, and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. N O T I C E O F S A L E NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to PlaintiffÂ’s Final Summary Judgment Reforming and Foreclosing Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Calhoun County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 WEST AND RUN EAST 420 FEET;THENCE RUN SOUTH 210 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN EAST 250 FEET;THENCE RUN SOUTH 210 FEET;THENCE RUN WEST 250 FEET;THENCE RUN NORTH 210 FEET ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF A COUNTY ROAD TO POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000, 48 X 24, 3483X MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER GAFLX34AB72637OK21. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the front steps, Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida 32424, Calhoun County, Florida, at 11:00 AM (CST), on the 9th day of September, 2010. CLERK OF THE COURT RUTH W.ATTAWAY Need A Rubber Stamp? Place Your Order With Us For Fast Service at Reasonable Prices The County Record Between Hopkins and Badcock 674-5041 Northwest RACEC includes Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties. These two RACECs represent nearly 20 percent of the land area of the State of Florida and have a total population of 437,946, but only 39 percent have broadband access. Â“This shows how regional cooperation is essential to the economic growth and vitality of northwest Florida's rural counties,Â” said Rick Marcum, Executive Director of Opportunity Florida. Â“With this grant our economic development efforts will take a giant leap forward. The Opportunity Florida region has some of the most beautiful real estate in Florida. We have dedicated leadership in both the public and private sectors. With high-speed broadband access, weÂ’ll be extremely competitive in the marketplace for good jobs, enhanced education and health care.Â” Â“This is not just Opportunity Florida and FHREDI,Â“ said Johnny Eubanks, Chairman, FRBA. Â“In each of these areas, private sector, public sector and nonprofits have come together and committed resources and time to ensure that we could collectively make something extraordinary happen. Because of their commitment, two rural regions of critical economic concern will have the opportunity to be two areas of economic vitality.Â” Vicki Montford, Opportunity Florida Board Secretary stated, "Adding the Middle Mile will improve healthcare access for our residents and that is a priority for each of our eight counties. And of course, connecting our businesses to the world accelerates our ability to participate in the global economy. On a personal level, this grant makes it possible for our children and their children to not be forced to move away but remain here and prosper for generations to come.Â”Broadband cont'd H H a a p p p p y y 1 1 s s t t B B i i r r t t h h d d a a y y ! Amariyah Nevaeh Donaldson will be celebrating her 1st birthday on Saturday, August 28, with a "Princess and the Frog" themed birthday party at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. Amariyah is the daughter of Donnie & Devorah Donaldson, the granddaughter of Gwen McKelvin, and the late Maggie Louise Simmons and Hezekiah Donaldson, and the greatgranddaughter of Robert and Annie Dell Session. Amariyah is a true daddy's girl who enjoys spending time with her family, singing, calling her da-da, and going for rides with her Granny Gwen. B B I I R R T T H H D D A A Y Y S S A A N N N N I I V V E E R R A A R R Y YPrices to Celebrate 60th Anniversary Doug and Frances Price will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on August 25, 2010. They will be honored with a family party. They have expanded to a family of 40 members over the past 60 years. Congratulations to a wonderful couple that is still so active in their family, church, and community. H H a a p p p p y y 8 8 t t h h B B i i r r t t h h d d a a y y , S S y y d d n n e e e e P P a a s s s s , A A u u g g . 2 2 1 1 ! Sydnee is the daughter of Carlton & Becky Pass. H H a a p p p p y y 5 5 t t h h B B i i r r t t h h d d a a y y ! Christian Hupp will turn five years old August 27, 2010. In his honor, a Go Diego Go Party will be given on Aug. 28 at the camp on the Chipola River. Guests will enjoy swimming, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, dip, cake, and ice cream. Christian is the son of David and Amanda Hupp of Altha. Grandparents are Steve and Teresa Bodiford of Altha and Larry and Darlene Hupp of Texarkana, Texas. Greatgrandparents are Cecil and Judy Bodiford, Bobby and the late Janie Adkins, all of Altha, Sandra and the late Aubrey Elliott of Defuniak Springs. Christian enjoys playing the Playstation 2 with his brother, Rhett, being in Mrs Edenfield's kindergarten class at Altha School, and riding the four-wheeler and mule with his great-grandaddy Cecil Bodiford.. Happy Birthday! We love you, Mama, Daddy & Rhett BIRTHDAYANDBIRTHANNOUNCEMENTS$10 WITHPHOTO
The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, P P a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY BUSINESS DIRECTORY FOR SPECIAL RATES ON THESE SPACES CALL 674-5041 Heating, Air Conditioning & Insulation Serving This Area For 31 Years Full Time Office and Sales Department 20567 NW Depot Avenue BLOUNTSTOWN, FL W W W H H H A A A L L L E E E Y Y Y850-674-4777 Lic.#RM0044558 GRIFFIN SAND & CONCRETE Co., Inc. 20301 NW Evans Avenue Blountstsown, FL 32424 FAX: 850-674-2209 OFFICE: 850-674-8664 WAYNE WALDEN CELL: 850-643-6162 JASON SUGGS CELL:..850-557-7207 100% LOCAL 100% FAMILY Well Drilling Mike Purvis, Owner LICENSED DRILLERS SALES & REPAIRS 674-8942 CAPPS AND REFRIGERATION Sales and Service of All Types Heating & A/C Units, Ice Machines & Cold Storage HWY. 20 WEST -BLOUNTSTOWN, FLA............. 674-8538 George White, Owner/Operator CERTIFIED MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR CMC1249448 Â€ #ER0002898 Â€ #MV-21777 GOODMAN MANITOWOC Ice Machines HOSHIZAKI Ice Machines SERVING THIS AREA SINCE 1962 WHITE'S AIR CONDITIONING, INC "No Job Too Big or Small" CONCRETE WORK LANDSCAPING PRESSURE CLEANING CERAMIC TILE SEAMLESS GUTTERS PAINTING SCREEN ENCLOSURES 850-674-8092 Cell: 573-0616 Williams Home ImprovementsServing Calhoun County Since 1990 NO MONEY UP FRONT PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES Res. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560 Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 W W E E ' V V E E G G O O T T Y Y O O U U C C O O V V E E R R E E D D ! 850-674-8092 Cell: 573-0616Williams Home Improvements NO MONEY UP FRONT PAY UPON COMPLETION HONEST DEPENDABLE FREE ESTIMATES ROOFINGPROFESSIONALS Res. Contractor Lic. #RR282811560 Roofing Contractor Lic. #29027247 ACME APPLIANCE REPAIR Reasonable Rates/Friendly Service Warranty Service On GE Â€ Hotpoint Â€ Fridgidaire Â€ Whirlpool Â€ Maytag 850-639-2225 Office 850-348-0351 Alltel Cell www.acmeappliancerepair.com State License Numbers #CCC1327976 #CRC1329082 FREE ESTIMATES AFFORDABLE Roofing & Building Contractors Commercial & Residential ROYCE WISE Cell: 850-643-8701 Sp e cia l izing In M e ta l Roofing Lighthouse Electrical Unlimited, LLC ÂWith God all things are possible.ÂŽ Â€ Service Work Â€ Service Change Outs Â€ New Construction Â€ Remodels License# ER13014408 Business: (850) 272-2918 E-mail: email@example.com McPherson Pest Control Howard Boyd, Sales & Service 7979 Shady Grove Road, Grand Ridge, FL 32424 Cell: 850-447-1507 Home: 850-237-1338 firstname.lastname@example.org Across from Wakulla Bank in Downtown Blountstown Â 674-1988 Open Monday Saturday 5 AM Noon Connie's Kitchen E E . 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Hope to see you our Spaghetti Dinner Benefit on Friday, August 27, at Citizens Lodge, from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.. For tickets, you may call 557-2413 or 5572474. Eat in or take out! A member of Congressman Allen BoydÂ’s (D-North Florida) professional staff will be in Blountstown on Thursday, August 26, to give the people of Calhoun County an opportunity to discuss issues of concern. Office hours will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the ClerkÂ’s Office at the Calhoun County Courthouse. Congressman BoydÂ’s staff is trained to assist constituents with a variety of issues relating to various federal agencies. It is important to Congressman Boyd that his staff is accessible for residents who are not able to travel to either his Panama City or Tallahassee offices. Boyd staffer available to meet with public on ThursdayBlountstown Main Street will meet Thursday, Aug. 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Wisteria Cafe. Anyone interested in downtown revitalization is urged to attend.Main Street meeting set
A uction PUBLIC AUCTION Annual Fall Farm & Construction Saturday, September 18, 2010 Hwy.231 N.Campbellton, FL 8:00 A.M.EST Hwy.231 Local Farm DispersalÂ’s, (2) Estates, Bank Repos, City, County, Plus Consignments Mason Auction & Sales LLC #642 Campbellton, FL 850-263-0473 Office 850-258-7652 Chad 850-849-0792 Gerald www.masonauction.comA utos 2000 Nissan Altima, 1 owner, great condition.low mileage.Call 643-2992. 1995 Dodge Dakota Sport, ext.cab, V8, A/C, 5 speed, camper shell, $2,000.Call 643-6120. 1999 Saturn Hatchback, 44,000+ miles, runs great, $5,000 OBO;1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 60,000+ miles, runs good, needs speedometer work, $2,000 OBO.Call 6749161.For Rent Multiple homes for rent within Blountstown city limits.Rent ranging from $400 $675.For more information call 850-591-3913. Mobile home, 1 & 2 bedroom on John F.Bailey Road, SR 20 W, Blountstown.$100 to $145 weekly.Deposit required. All utilities included.NO PETS.Also RV for rent. Call 674-7616 or 850-2146203, leave message and will return call.Closed SundayÂ’s & MondayÂ’s. Houses for rent 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 3 bedroom, 2 bath, CHA, clean, no pets, 1/2 acre yard, good neighborhood.Call 6745921 or 447-3331. Large lot, dead-end road, fence yard.2 bedroom, 2 full bath, 14 x 70 mobile home, C/A, refrigerator, stove.$400/month plus cleaning deposit.No pets, no children.Call 674-4011. RV trailers for rent. Furnished water, electricity, lawn service, garbage, mail service, and laundrymat service available.$85.00 $100.00 weekly.Couples or singles only.NO pets.Call 674-4011.Sale or Rent House for sale or rent.2 bedroom, 1 bath in Blountstown.Call 4471572.For Sale Brand new, still in box, set of Crimson Trace Laser pistol grips.Fix a baretta 92 or 96 FS pistil, $300.Call 6437436. 3-piece leather sleeper sectional, ivory/off-white, builtin recliner $250.850-2378421 Truck topper for a F-10 pickup, SWB, $100.Call after 3:00 p.m.CT, 6745792. (15) XL menÂ’s shirts, Call 674-5213. 2004 Honda motorcycle, model #CMX250C Rebel, candy apple red, lots of chrome, saddle bags, windshield, only 2500 miles, 1owner, looks new, asking $2,000.Call 762-8073. Three-piece leather sleeper sectional sofa, invory/off white color, in good shape, very comfortable, has an integrated recliner.$500 OBO.For more info or to come and check it out, please call 237-1421. 1999 Polaris 4-Wheeler, $1200.OBO.Call 6749161. Central heat & air condition unit, works good, $800.Call 674-1262. 5000 watt generator, like new, used 3 times.Paid over $1,000, selling for $300.Call (cell) 850-6306936.Moved, no long need. Hanging, stained glass chandelier.Sells for $450, asking $150.Call (cell) 850630-6936.Moved, no long need. 31 ft.camper, $700.Call 674-6022. Brass chandelier, $20; Hampton Bay 52Â”white ceiling fan, frosty globes, $20; Ficus tree with white lights, 6Â’tall, $20;sofa table with glass top and wicker bottom, dark wood, $20;pair of magnolia pictures, $20/pair; womenÂ’s caps, $2 each;aluminum cook pot, $5;sandals, size 6, $3 each;placemats, off white/burgundy, $2/set;various household items, like new.Great deals, come see.Call Brenda Hurst at 661-0513, 20506 NE Hentz Ave., Blountstown. Bat houses for sale.Call 674-3050 at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am 2pm.Free FREE ROOM for the right person to help with housekeeping and occasion driving.Call 643-5165. Free to a good home, one pit bull and chocolate lab mix puppy, approximately three months old.Call 6748368 if interested.No w Hiring Hiring Locally This Week Liberty National Life Insurance Company Full Training Provided Potential of $60K+ Annually.401K, BCBS Insurance & Pension for those who Qualify. Call 1-800-257-5500 to set up an interview.Found FOUND:small grey kitten, approximately 8-10weeks on Blackbottom Rd/CR 275 area in Calhoun County. Very sweet and taken good care of.Call 762-9226.P ets Juvenile male Ball Python, healthy, very good eater, doesnÂ’t get longer than 6 feet (currently about 1824Â”), good pet, beautiful pattern.$125.Includes tank or $95 without tank.For more info, please call 237-1421. Chihuahua puppies for sale.Toy and T-Cup.Call 545-5732. 7 month old Basset Hound, registered, all shot up to date, beautiful, playful, needs a good home.$200. Call 850-447-0527.Real Estate Â“Put Your Money in LandÂ” close to NEW Blountstown High School.1/2 acre or 1 acre lot(s).Call (850) 2094500.Ser vices If you need a Certified Nurse to sit with your loved one, I am willing to help you take care of your loved.I have 5 years experience and am available from 7:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.or 11:00 p.m.6:00 a.m.License # 160021.Willing to show proof of certificate.Please call 850-447-1460, if no answer leave message.W anted Wanted 18 25 HP lawnmower motor.Call 6744011. Wanted old appliances and air conditioner units for scrap.I will come and pick up.Call Stephen at 6436133 or Drew at 337-1733 after 3:00.No unit to big or to small. The County Record, August 25, 2010 P P a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 Deadline Monday Noon Â FAX: 674-5008 Â Phone: 674-5041 Â E-mail: email@example.com Summerlin Motors3905 W. Hwy. 90 in MariannaHAND-PICKED QUALITY CARS & TRUCKSToll Free: 1-888-740-8222Bus: (850) 526-5254 Res: (850) 762-3679SLOW CREDIT, NO PROBLEM! W.A.C BEST DEAL IN THE TRI-STATE AREA! WHEN'S THE BEST TIME TO GO HUNTING OR FISHING?Go to Our Website www.thecounty record.netclick on outdoorscheck the weather too! STUMP GRINDING Reasonable Rates Free Estimates Call Chris Nissley 674-8081 or Cell: 643-8561 ALL TYPESINSURANCEAUTO HOME LIFE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE For A Friendly Quote Call674-5333Vickery-OÂ’BryanINSURANCE603 N. Main St., Blountstown, FL Need A Rubber Stamp? Place Your Order With Us For Fast Service at Reasonable Prices The County Record Between Hopkins and Badcock 674-5041 Flower Beds Need Work? Too Hot? Call a woman who will love & care for your flower bed like itÂ’s her own. CALL 272-7891 Heating & Air ConditioningFL LIC. # CMC1249570(850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley WANTED Planted/Pines 8-15 Years Old Long Leaf/Slash 25Â¢-50Â¢ per bale $25-$50 Per Acre Call Terry Vincent office 674-9615 cell 526-8395 Driver Trainees Needed Now at Werner Enterprises! Earn up to $700 per Week after training. Great Benefits! No Experience needed! Local 15-day CDL Training available With TDI 1-866-280-5309 Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown Is currently seeking L P NÂ’ s /RNÂ’ s 7:00 pm 7:00 a m CNAÂ’ s 3:00 pm 11:00 pm Di etar y Aid es (D a y s /Ev en i n g s ) Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown offers: G reat Pa y Blue C ross Blue S h i el d Benef i ts Di rect D e p os i t To apply you can fax: 850-674-9384; Phone 850-674-5464 or apply in person 17884 NE Crozier Street, Blountstown, Fl. Safe Minimal Lifting Environment Candidates must submit to a Level 2 background check and a pre-employment drug screen. 850-674-8697 Paul's Wrecker Service paulswrecker.com 24 HOUR SERVICE Cell: 850-643-1965 Lockout/Jumpstart Gas/Flat Tire Dependable Service @ Affordable Price 19844 SW South St. Blountstown, FL 32424 COOK Institution & Cafeteria Shoreham Area 1 cook needed at Sentinel Pine Orchard, Inc. Worker needed to cook in an orchard camp for up to 50 workers, 3 meals a day plus clean up. 6 to 7 days a week. Start approx.9/1/10 to 10/15/10. Hourly wage of $10.16. Work is guarenteed for of the contract period. Fully equipped kitchen. Housing provided to workers outside of commuting area. Transportation costs reimbursed after 15 days or 50% of contracy period, which ever comes first. Contact: The Nearest Department of Labor Office for application and referral. The followingis the Job order number: Sentinel Pine Orchard Job Order #83830 Panhandle Machine & Supply 16450 SE Main St. Blountstown, FL 32424 850-674-2040 Tom Watts, Shop Foreman Welding & Fabrication Hydraulic Repair Lathe Work firstname.lastname@example.org
The County Record, AUGUST 25, 2010, Page 14 Making This RightBeaches ClaimsCleanupEconomic Investment Environmental Restoration Health and Safety WildlifeI grew up on the Gulf Coast. I know these waters. And IÂm doing everything I can to clean them up. Fred Lemond, BP Cleanup OperationsFor assistance, please call: To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401 To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858 Â”oridagulfresponse.comFor information visit: bp.com restorethegulf.govfacebook.com/bpamerica twitter.com/bp_america youtube.com/bp 2010BP,E&PBPhastakenfullresponsibilityforthecleanupintheGulf.Andthat includeskeepingyouinformed. SearchingForAndCleaningUpTheOil YoumayhaveheardthatoilisnolongerÂ”owingintotheGulf. Buteverymorningourspotterplanesandhelicopterscontinueto searchforoiloffthecoast,headingtoareaspreviouslymapped withsatelliteimageryandinfraredphotography.Ifoilisfound,they radiodowntotheshipsandboatsofallsizesthataresupporting thecleanupeffortandworkingtocollecttheoil.Thesearelocal shrimpingandÂ“shingboatsorganizedintotaskforcesandstrike teams,plusspecializedskimmersmobilizedfromaroundtheworld. We have recovered more than 35 million gallons of oil-water mixture fromtheGulf.Othermethodshavealsohelpedremovemillionsof additionalgallonsofoilfromthewater.WeÂvedeployedmillionsof feetofboomtoprotectbeachesandsensitivewildlifeareas. HurricanePreparedness Intheeventofahurricane,ourÂ“rstpriorityiskeepingpeoplesafe. IncoordinationwiththeCoastGuardandlocalofÂ“cials,wemay suspendoperationstemporarilybuthaveorganizedtoresumethem assoonaspossible. OurResponsibility Wehavealreadyspentmorethan$3.9billionrespondingtothe spill and on the cleanup, and none of this will be paid by taxpayers. WewillworkintheGulfaslongasittakestogetthisdone.We maynotalwaysbeperfectbutwewilldoeverythingwecanto makethisright.