In an effort to educate and inform local voters, The County Record is beginning a new political series. Our purpose is simple. When candidates speak at open forums and rallies, you hear what they want to tell you. Those forums are great opportunities to meet and greet those seeking office, but we wanted to take it a step further and ask some specific questions so voters could compare where each candidate stands on the issues.
This week, we have been interviewing the seven candidates vying for the Calhoun County sheriff post. We will conclude with interviewing the final candidate today, then begin posting one answer each day for the next five days. All candidates were asked the same five questions. We will continue this series with candidates in all the local races.
Watch for an e-alert and Facebook notice with the first round of questions and answers!
William “Bill” Lynn Carpenter, 66, of 165 Culpepper Dr., Cobb, GA., died at his residence Tuesday, October 9, 2012.
A native of Leesburg, FL, he was born September 27, 1946, the son of the late Lynn and Mary Louise Smith Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown, FL, and was employed as the manager at Lake Shore Marine. He served on the U.S.S. Saratoga during the Vietnam War. He loved gardening and the beach.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 10, at Lake Shore Marine at 3:00 PM. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Ann Harris, 1801 Rose Avenue, Americus, Ga. 31709.
Survivors include his daughter, Becky Carpenter of Blountstown; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Jim Minor of Odessa, FL and Eva and Burke Hayes of Blountstown; two brothers and sister-in-law, Clarence and Cindy Carpenter of Purcellville, VA, and Ray Carpenter of Inverness, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com.
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.
The Blountstown Tigers went to the air Friday night at Bowles Field before a great homecoming crowd to defeat Sneads 21-0 and improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in district play. The Tigers will travel to Marianna Friday night for another non-district game against another tough opponent.
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Ada M. Jarrell of Hosford, Florida, passed away Monday, October 8, 2012, in Blountstown, Florida at the age of 75.
She was born in Hosford April 12, 1937, to the late Olin and Era (Bullock) Sanders. She was a homemaker and was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She is survived by her husband, Claiborn; a daughter, Sandra Kay Jarrell, both of Hosford; a sister, Nancy Willford, and her husband, Jackie; and a nephew, Sean Willford, all of Tallahassee, Florida.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET, Friday, October 12, in Hosford Cemetery with Reverend Aaron Elkins officiating. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 11 at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Phone 674-5449. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com.
Here's the lowdown on all that's hip and happening in the Apalachicola River Valley this weekend:
HOMECOMING - Friday, Oct. 5 - BHS Homecoming pre-game festivities, 6:25 p.m. featuring the crowning of Mr. & Miss BHS at Bowles Field. Kickoff against Sneads at 7 p.m. Members of the 1973 state championship team and cheerleaders will be honored at halftime. BHS Class of '92 reunion festivities kickoff.
BIKE, RUN, WALK POKER RUN, Saturday, Oct. 6 - A bicycle, walk, run poker run is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, on the Blountstown Greenway Trail from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per person ($5 for children under 10). Cash prizes for top three hands and worst hand. Final poker hand count at 1:30 p.m. with prizes awarded at 2 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Blountstown High School Class of 2013 Project Graduation with 10 percent of money raised allocated for prizes. Call Janis at 447-2615 or Kate at 674-2033 for more info.
JELLY & JAM MAKING CLASS - Saturday, Oct. 6 - Jelly & Jam Making Class will be held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Saturday, October 6, from 8 am – 11am CST. Come learn the art of making jelly and jams. There will be a $20 cost for this class. All items needed for this class are supplied. Call 674-2777 to reserve your spot.
CARR-CLARKSVILLE VFD FUNDAISER - Saturday, Oct. 6 - The annual Carr-Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser, Carr School, 5:30 p.m. featuring Boston butts and chicken dinner plates, live entertainment, a cake walk, cake auction and more. Dinner plates $6, whole Boston butts, $25.