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Bank holds customer appreciation day

Customers of PeoplesSouth Bank in Blountstown got a welcome at the front door, a chance to visit with Smokey Bear and the opportunity to have their children’s fingerprints documented during Friday’s Customer Appreciation Day.  The bank staff was joined by the Blountstown Police Dept., the Blountstown Fire Dept. and the Division of Forestry for the […]

Bass Pro Big Cat Quest holds first Calhoun tourney

from Kristy Terry, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Director BLOUNTSTOWN – They came, they fished, and they’ll be back!  The Bass Pro Big Cat Quest’s (BCQ) first visit to Calhoun County was a success, with more than 65 participants, some from as far away as Texas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Neal Landing in Blountstown served as […]

RODEO in Altha

ALTHA - Big Dog Rodeo Company, owned by Matt Dryden, Laramie Dryden, Justen Matthews, Nick Matthews and Dustin Dryden, held their Annual Rodeo on May 14 at the Tri-County Agricultural Center in Calhoun County. Two hundred riders entered the events, watched by approximately 400 spectators with a large amount of vendors at the event. They […]

Flags for the Sixty

MARIANNA - Blue Springs Society, C.A.R. members, senior leaders, and friends placed American flags at the graves of 60 men and women who are buried in the historic churchyard (cemetery) of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to honor them on Memorial Day. Quite a few left to defend their country never to return. Most returned never […]

Memorial Day

The community gathered to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom during the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Calhoun County Courthouse Monday morning.  BELOW: Barbara Keller looks on as Dick Stanley and Doug Bulzer put a memorial wreath in place. Paul Kern and family sang the national anthem.   The event’s guest […]

Honor Flight takes area veteran to visit war memorial

By Jim Barineau, Quincy I recently had the honor of accompanying retired Florida State Trooper and Korean War veteran Barney Stallworth on a one-day trip to Washington, D.C. to visit selected war memorials. The trip was provided by Honor Flight Tallahassee, the local affiliate of the national Honor Flight Network whose mission is to transport […]

Women’s Health Seminar held in Bristol

BRISTOL - The Florida Department of Health Calhoun/Liberty hosted their ninth Annual Women’s Health Seminar on Friday, May 6, with 138 in attendance. The theme this year was “Growing a Healthier You”. The keynote speaker, Natasha Coleman talked about how she lost over 230 pounds by changing her lifestyle. In keeping with the theme, there […]

A day to play in the clay

Twenty-five children and five adults attended the pottery program given by Janice Adams at the Blountstown Public Library’s ‘Creation Station’ class on Saturday. This special program brings together adult creators to share their knowledge and skill with youngsters, inspiring creativity and imagination in future generations. If you are an artist or artisan and would like […]

Little League Action in Bristol

Youngsters from Calhoun and Liberty County came together last week for some Little League action on the ball field at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol.

North Florida Wildflower Festival

Visitors and vendors came together to celebrate Florida’s bountiful supply of colorful blooms at Saturday’s North Florida Wildflower Festival in Blountstown.  There were plenty of plants for sale, along with a variety of other items as well as displays at the annual event.