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Easter Coloring Contest

1. Contest is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12. 2. Color any or all of the pictures on this page using crayons, colored pencils, poster paints or felt tip markers. Be as creative as you can and have fun! 3.  All entries must be mailed to THE JOURNAL at 11493 NW Summers […]

Dead tree comes alive with creatures after a few weeks beneath an artist’s chainsaw

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Flood waters pushed it into the Chipola River three years ago. It took two years’ worth of effort to pluck it out, which required the use of a boom truck and two 40 hp tractors, along with his son and son-in-law.  It was left out to dry for a year […]

Bristol boy lands 49-lb. lunker near Bloody Bluff

by Domenick Esgro, contributing writer Kade Williams, 12, was recognized Tuesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for reeling in an impressive 49 lb. flathead catfish, measuring 46” long. Even though it did not beat the current state record of 55.05 lb., it was the longest flathead caught in Florida’s recorded history, according to […]

Melinda Gail Pearson Kelsoe

WEWAHITCHKA - Melinda Gail Pearson Kelsoe, 39, of Wewahitchka, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at home, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with breast cancer. She lived all of her life in Wewahitchka and was a homemaker. Survivors include her parents, Julian and Idella Williams of Wewahitchka and the late Paul Pearson; […]

Visitor sets new shoal bass record Dec. 6 in Altha

from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Charles “Anthony” Tucker of Albany, GA, established the first official Florida state record for a shoal bass just three days before his 57th birthday. Shoal bass are, pound-for-pound, one of the top fighters in the black bass family. His weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 […]

Conservation means more human interaction with Florida panthers

from The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Over the past 40 years, Florida panther conservation efforts have resulted in the panther population growing significantly from the1970s, when the panther was first federally listed as Endangered. As the population grows, the chance for interaction between the large cats and humans also increases – which can […]


My name is ZOKO, and I have been chosen as the Pet of the Week. I am about four years old, and I am a handsome, neutered, male Cocker Spaniel. Through no fault of my own, my previous owners surrendered me to this place Alaqua Animal Refuge. For a while I was pretty sad, but […]


My name is Zillow. I am a three-month-old little fellow. My family came to live at Alaqua in March, when my Mom found herself with eight kittens, homeless, lost, and with nowhere to go. Alaqua gave us a wonderful place to live and names that all started with the letter “Z”. I have been chosen […]


This week’s Pet of the Week is Major. We had an interview with him to find out a little more about his life. Major is about an 8-year-old Cattle Dog who is hoping that he will find a forever family to live out his life with. He is a very gentle guy who would love […]