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Archive for the ‘Opinion’

An explaination, a correction and a ‘good luck’

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor You might have noticed something different when you picked up last week’s issue of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal. We grew a few inches. The width of the newspaper is the same but the length has increased. We’ve had to give up our tabloid size, at least for now, for a longer, […]

Many help with annual Fright Train

To the editor: This year, the Halloween Fright Train Event, sponsored by Veterans Memorial Railroad (VMRR) was an outstanding extravaganza. Reasons being: •Melissa Durham came aboard as a volunteer to work on designing, planning and implementing 10 scenes for the one-half mile ride at the back of the park in lieu of having her “Back […]

Parents should provide moral guidance

To the editor: We live in a fast-paced society where children are usually kept by someone other than their parent. When a pupil is learning only from a choice of education programs it is hard for a child to learn through their parents’ word. The expression “Do as I say, not as I do” seems […]

Support our nurse practitioners

To the editor: The United States Congress has deemed the week of Nov. 11 as Nurse Practitioner Week. It has been projected that in the next few years, a significant amount of physicians will leave the workforce. This will worsen the physician shortage that already exists in our country. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recognizes […]

Prayers – not an empty Magnolia Square – needed to mark the National Day of Prayer

To the editor: The National Day of Prayer finds me in front of the Liberty County Court House waiting for other believers to arrive. Standing under a shade tree in front of their memorial under the bright colors of ‘Old Glory’ wondering why am I not standing in Magnolia Square in Blountstown with my Calhoun […]

Liberty Co. educators made a difference and helped siblings achieve their goals

To the editor: April is a very special month in the lives of my children. They have completed a challenge that I assigned them many years ago and I am very proud of their individual successes. This month, all three of my children will graduate from college, which is a unique coincidence, since all three […]

PAEC cuts will be devastating to Panhandle school districts

Dear Editor: Another legislative session has just ended, and the governor’s power of veto was the last option on issues not settled during session. Through the help of school board lobbyist Patrick Bell, and Representative Marti Coley we were able to get $300,000 appropriated to make some very necessary repairs at Carr School. For the […]

Peavy family buys Classic Cleaners; business moves to Charlie Johns St.

The lounging bobcats, coiled rattlesnakes and trophy deer mounts have been moved out and rows of clothing ready to be cleaned have been rolled in to the building that once housed Buck Wild Taxidermy. The taxidermy business has been moved to Travis Peavy’s home while his parents, Marlon and Debbie Peavy set up a new […]

Salute the valuable and important job of social workers during National Social Work Month

To the editor: March is National Social Work Month which makes it an appropriate time for us to salute the valuable and important job that social workers provide all year long. When life’s challenges become overwhelming, many people turn to a social worker for help. Here at Big Bend Hospice, we have fifteen social workers […]

Calhoun citizen expresses concern over closing of voting site in Altha

To the editor: I recently attended the Calhoun County Commissioners meeting along with several other citizens. We attended the meeting due to concern that our local voting site has been closed and we are now required to travel from Altha to Blountstown to vote at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. During the meeting, the commissioners […]