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Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
Creation Date: February 22, 2012
Publication Date: 1934-
Frequency: daily (except saturday and monday)[<1979-1995>]
weekly[ former 1934-<1955>]
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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Man charged with sexual battery on girl


From staff reports
A Cottondale man is ac-
cused of committing sexual
battery on a 14-year-old girl
on Valentine's Day.
According to the complaint,


against 42-year-old Andre
Juan Cooper, he is accused
of calling the girl on her cell
phone as she walked home
from school on Feb. 14, and
asking her to come to his
house on Front Street.


He allegedly told the girl
that he had something for
her there. When she arrived,
police say, Cooper was in
the bedroom and told her to
come in there and sit on the
bed. He allegedly "told her


she was cute and came over
to her and forced his hand up
her shirt and onto her breast,"
according to the complaint.
Police say he then allegedly
forced her onto the bed, held
her down and committed a


sexual act. The victim told
him to stop and was able to
get away from him, officials
reported. As the girl was leav-
ing Cooper's residence, po-
lice say, he told her not to tell
anyone.


SCHOOL PARTY



Golson Elementary students



celebrate Mardi Gras festival


MARKSKINNER/FLORIUAN
The halls of Golson Elementary School were filled with masked revelers Tuesday morning as the school's second graders had their own
Mardi Gras Parade. Caleb Garrett (right) and Jade Hendrix carry some of the wide variety of shoebox "floats" the students made for
the parade.

Shoebox floats with beads, masks and more parade through school


BY LAUREN DELGADO
ldelgado@jcfloridan.com

Barbies, racecars, and a menagerie
of animal figurines, dinosaurs and
stuffed animals were hailed by the
crowd of cheering parents and Golson
Elementary School students from atop
their shoebox floats during the school's
Mardi Gras parade this Tuesday.
In class, students learned the his-
tory of this annual celebration. Sec-
ond-grade students put together their
masks and floats made from a shoe-
box at home. Second-grade teacher


INSIDE
) For more photos of the Mardi Gras
celebration, see page 8A.

Jennifer Waller said it was a good proj-
ect for the students and their parents
to work on together.
"They're so excited and they want to
show off their work," Waller said. "It
shows off their personality."
The students, donned in their masks
and beads, marched their floats around
the school as Chipola College student
Travis Bontrager played everything


from "When the Saints Go Marching
In" to "In the Mood" on his saxophone.
Rachel Morgan, mother of Jaylon,
said the float took about two weeks to
make. Stickers, beads and construc-
tion paper transformed the shoebox
into a theatre.
Kristin Roberts, mother of Lily, said
they spent a few days putting her Diva
float together. The pink float had strips
of color on it and centered on a doll.
"The parade was a lot of fun," Roberts
said. "It was great to see the creativity."
To see more photos of the parade,
visit this article on jcfloridan.com.


Jackson County FBLA clubs win at competition
k K BY LAUREN DELGADO
.' ,- Idelgado@jcfloridan.com
About 72 Jackson County Future
Business Leaders of America, or FBLA,
members received awards for their
achievements at the Performance and
Skill competition at Chipola College.
"The feedback that they got from


SUBMITTED PHOTO
The first-place winners for Grand Ridge School FBLA are (front row, from left) Abby Rogers
for proofreading/editing, Hillary Oliver for public speaking, DJ Gray for web page design, Bree
Davis for word processing, Tanner Lewis for leadership and Allison Brown for web page design.
The top row is (from left) Samantha Rabon, who was elected District M-L FBLA vice president,
Crystal Kolmetz for business math, Amber Taylor for career exploration, Alyssa Perkins for web
design, Maggie Aaron for web design, Jeffery Tye for desktop publishing and Don Dowling for
computer concepts.


Chipola when
they.did their pre- INSIDE
)sentations was re- ) For a full list of '
ally, really good so county winners.
they got an idea of check out page 7A.
how to improve
their projects," said Melisa Rogers, a
business education and math teacher
at Malone School.
The competition took place on Feb.
3. It tested the students on a variety of
different tasks, from public speaking to
creating a website to business law. The
students sat through tests, presented a


See WINS, Page 7A


Chipley


woman dies


in crash
From staff reports

A Chipley woman was killed Tuesday
morning after her vehicle collided with
a tree on State Road 2.
According to the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, 26-year-old Jessica Paul was head-
ing east on State Road 2 around 8:43
a.m. when her vehicle drifted left onto
the north shoulder of the roadway. The
front of the vehicle hit a speed limit and
seatbelt sign, making it spin counter-
clockwise. The vehicle finally stopped
after its right side hit a tree.
Airheart airlifted Paul to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, where staff pro-
nounced her dead. According to high-
way patrol, Paul was not wearing a
seatbelt.

In Memory


SUBMITTED PHOTO
Mary Wilson smiles at the family
photographer who snapped this picture on
an outing some years ago.

Community

icon dies at 106
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com
"aryWilson outlived many of
the children she taught at
Liberty Hill, Buckhorn, Union
Grove, and Graceville Elementary
schools. But those who live on remem-
ber her as a key figure in their young
lives.
Long before she passed away Mon-
day at the age e of 106, she had become
an icon of the black community in
Jackson County, revered for her dedica-
tion to young people in the schools
and in her church, Greater Buckhorn
Missionary Baptist Church.
The Pastor there, Rev. William Harvey,
called her a pillar of the church and
community.
"She was very, very, very important
to the life of this church and I can't
think of anything she wouldn't do for
anyone," Harvey said. "When I'came
here 35 years ago, she was already
there and has been so helpful to me
through the years. She helped direct
the choirs, the youth programs, and
Swas deeply involved in all the minis-
tries we have, really. I haven't seen one
just like her before or since. Man, she
was dedicated."
He said she taught him things all the
way up to her 100th year, when her
health had declined to the point that
she could no longer attend services.
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CONTACT US
Telephone: 850-526-3614
/ FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447.
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32446
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.n.

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Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
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Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.


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ADVERTISING
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shall not be liable for damages arising
out of errors and advertisements beyond
the amount paid for the space actually
occupied by that portion of the advertise-
ments in which the error occurred, whether
such error is due to the negligence of the
publisher's employees or otherwise, and
there shall be not liability for non-inser-
tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement. This
newspaper will not knowingly accept or
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
ing which expresses preference based on
legally protected personal characteristics is
not acceptable.

HOWTO GETYOUR
NEWS PUBLISHED
The Jackson County Floridan will publish
news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
Photographs must be of good quality and
suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.

GETTING IT RIGHT
The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614
Monday-Friday.


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TODAY
n Eldercare Services, at 4297'Liddon St. in
Marianna, will give out USDA and Brown Bag food
starting at 8 a.m. USDA food also will be given out at
Malone City Hall, starting at 8 a.m. .
)) 27th annual Northwest Florida Beef Confer-
ence and Trade Show 8:15 a.m. (registration
at 7:30 a.m.) at the Jackson County Agriculture
Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave. in Mari-
anna. Keynote speaker: Dr. Walt Prevatt, Auburn
University Livestock Economist. Call 482-9620 or
visit http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu. Cost: $5.
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Ware-
house hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
) Free Tax Prep at Chipola 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Chipola College, room M-201. Busi-
ness instructor Lee Shook and student volunteers
provide free tax preparation and electronic filing
(individual returns only). Call 718-2368 for an ap-
pointment; walk-ins may have a longer wait.
) Free Tax Preparation/E-filing AARP Tax-Aide
is available, by appointment only, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Jackson County Agriculture Offices, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave. in Marianna. Call 482-9620 (8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for an appointment.
) Job Club 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Goodwill
Industries Career Training Center, 4742 U.S. 90
in Marianna, providing free job seeking/retention
skills. Call 526-0139.
) Jackson Hospital Foundation Heart Month
Lunch and Learn Noon to 1 p.m. in the Hudnall
Building Commuhity Room, 4230 Hospital Drive in
Marianna. Eddie Clifton, RN, NRP, TNCC, will pres-
ent, "Heart Disease and Heart Attack: Prevention is
Better than the Cure." Cost: $5. Reserve a place by
calling 718-2601.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) "Celebration of Life"- 6 p.m. at Citizens Lodge
in Marianna. Sponsored by area churches, this com-
munity rally for suicide awareness and prevention
features guest speaker Mark Canfora and music
from-B-Shoc and Falling Down Broken. Free admis-
sion. All ages welcome. Bring lawn chairs, blankets.
To donate, volunteer or get more information, call
579-1081.

THURSDAY
n St. Anne Thrift Store Brown Bag Sale Feb.
14-28 at 4285 Second Ave. in Marianna. All clothing


that can fit in a brown bag: $4. Hours: 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays.
a Hope School Black History Month Program
- As part of the school's week-long celebration, at
9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria, class presentations will
feature important black women. Public welcome.
) Marianna Kiwanis Club meeting 11:15 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at Jim's Buffet & Grill. Guest speaker:
U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland II.
) Farm Bill Listening Session 1:30-3:30 p.m. at
the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center,
Room B,'Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. U.S. Rep.
Steve Southerland II will meet with local agriculture
leaders to discuss upcoming farm bill legislation.
Free Tax Preparation/E-filing AARP Tax-Aide
is available, by appointment only, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at the Jackson County Agriculture Offices, 2741
Pennsylvania Ave. in Marianna. Call 482-9620 (8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for an appointment.
) City of Marianna-neighborhood meeting 5
to 7 p.m. at Marianna Church of God, 2791 Jefferson
St. Hosted by the City of Marianna, speakers will
discuss energy efficiency, affordable housing and
available incentives for the weatherization program.
Others will be available after the meeting with in-
formation on municipal services, library programs,
after-school activities, Jackson County Health
Dept. services and more. Door prizes awarded. Call
482-2786.
) Free Yoga class 5:30 p.m. at Chipola Fitness
Center, 4230 Lafayette St. in Marianna. Mats
provided. Offered in partnership with the Jackson
County Health Department's Closing the Gap
program. Call 482-6221.
) Graceville Garden Club Table Games fundrais-
er 6 to 9 p.m. in the Graceville Civic Center, fea-
turing Mexican dominoes, hand and foot canasta,
Bunco, bridge and others if requested. Required
donation: $10 per person. Reservations required by
Feb. 21 (no walk-ins); call 263-3951. Funds raised
will be used for beautification projects in downtown
Graceville.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.

FRIDAY
n Marianna Garden Club Tree Sale Friday to
Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until trees sell out.
Two locations: Grocery Outlet (4230 Lafayette St.)


and Beall's Outlet (4743 U.S. 90). Dogwoods and
crepe myrtles available, $1 each (cash only). Call
482-4756 for advance orders. Proceeds promote
gardening and beautification projects in Marianna.
) Free Employability Workshops "Budgeting
Workshop," 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; "Employ Florida
Marketplace,"10 to 11 a.m.; "Computer Basics 101,"
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and "Spanish Workshop,"3 to 4
p.m. at the Marianna One Stop Career Center. Call
718-0326 to register.
) Small Business Seminar 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at Chipola College. To register for "Marketing Series,
Part 2: Marketing on the Internet and Using Social
Media:' visit http://bit.ly/CCSeminar. Cost: $30.
For information, call 718-2441, email seversone@
chipola.edu or visit Building M, Office 208A.
n Senior Singles Get-Together 6 to 8 p.m. near
the floral department of Winn-Dixie in Marianna.
Single seniors age 50 and older are encouraged
to get acquainted, form friendships. Games, food,
prizes and a guest speaker are planned. No charge;
donations accepted (proceeds fund charitable
endeavors of Marianna's Gathering'Place Founda-
tion). Call 526-4561.
n Black History Month Celebration 6:30 p.m.
in the Chipola College Art Center, with a youth ora-
torical contest and guest speaker, Dr. Rufus Woods
of Panama City. Public welcome.
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Worship
Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856,573-1131.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting 8 to
9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SATURDAY
n Yard Sale Fundraiser 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Jackson County Health Department, corner of
Caverns and Russell roads in Marianna. Friends of
the JCHD Relay for Life team will have clothes, toys,
shoes, electronics, dishes and more for sale. All
proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
n Marianna Garden Club Tree Sale Friday and
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until trees sell out.
Two locations: Grocery Outlet (4230 Lafayette St.)
and Beall's Outlet'(4743 U.S. 90). Dogwoods and
crepe myrtles available, $1 each (cash only). Call
482-4756 for advance orders. Proceeds promote
gardening and beautification projects in Marianna.


The submission deadline for this calendar is two-days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.


MARIANNA POLICE
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Feb. 20, the latest
available report: Two accidents
with no injuries, one reckless
driver, one suspicious vehicle,
three suspicious persons, one
report of mental illness with
violence, 11 traffic stops, one
larceny complaint, one criminal
mischief complaint, one follow-
up investigation, two animal
complaints, two assists of other
agencies, four public service
calls and two threat/harass-
ment complaints.


JACKSON COUNTY
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for Feb. 20, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may


be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cotton-
--:. dale Police
departments):
S' One accident,
; CR'ME two hospice
deaths, two
abandoned
vehicles, seven suspicious
vehicles, two suspicious inci-
dents, four suspicious persons,
one report of mental illness,
one physical disturbance, two
verbal disturbances, three fire
calls, 15 medical calls, one traf-
fic crash, five burglar alarms,
one robbery alarm, one firearm
discharged, 17 traffic stops,
three larceny complaints, three
criminal mischief complaints,
one civil dispute, two trespass
complaints, one obscene/
threatening phone call, two
animal complaints, one fraud
complaint, two assists of other
agencies, two property damage


complaints, two public service
calls, three transports and four
threat/harassment complaints.


JACKSON COUNTY
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) John Weatherington, 26, 2876
Singletary Road, Slocomb, Ala.,
failure to appear (for charge of
driving while license suspended
or revoked).
) Garry Hart, 34, 4096 Edge-
wood Drive, Marianna, failure
to appear (on charge of petit
theft).
) Jonathan Harrison, 22, 5263
Twins Lane, Marianna, grand
theft.
))-Bobby Peacock, 75, 2988
North Caledonia St., Marianna,
disorderly intoxication, crimi-
nal mischief.
) Anthony Davis, 33, 1700


Blanding Boulevard, Jack-
sonville, driving while license
suspended or revoked.
) Tabitha Bouie, 21, 3070
Carter's Mill Road (Apt.B2),
Marianna, criminal mischief.
)) Jajuan Baker, 29, 2046 West
Flagler St., Quincy, violation of
PTI.
) Calvin Rhynes, 34, 4154
Jackson Road, Cottondale, ag-
gravated battery with deadly
weapon.
) Daniel Byers, 32, 1104 Bar-
tow Highway, Lakeland, non-
child support.
)) Joseph Jackson, 63, 1013
Sanders Ave., Graceville,
trespass on property, resisting
arrest without violence.


JAIL POPULATION: 205
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
agency. To report a wildlife violation, call
1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


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Literacy Week wraps at Sneads

Special to the Floridan. -

In honor of Florida Literacy Week,
Sneads High School recently par-
ticipated in many literacy based r ,
activities. The theme this year was Z .
"Take the Lead and Read."
The Pirate News Network staff
created several public service an-
nouncements to enter in the PSA
contest. The creative PSAs were .
also shown on the PNN network
throughout the week.
The students and staff par- ._,
ticipated in DEAR, where they SUBMITTED PHOTOS
"dropped everything and read" for ABOVE: Winners of the "Best Read T-shirt" contest are (from left) Amber Dykes, third
20 minutes place; Ketsia Tshimbalanga, second place; and Kyle Lawrence, first place. BELOW:
The top AR scorers for the first se- Top AR scorers for the first semester (from left) are Olivia Moulton, Sarah Hardman,
mester were also recognized: Alyssa Alyssa Edwards and Jennifer Moseley. Not pictured is Erica Smith.
mester were also recognized: Alyssa
Edwards, 133.6 points; Jennifer
Moseley, 123.4 pts; Sarah Hardman, iilI''
114.8 pts; Erica Smith, 91.6 pts; and
Olivia Moulton, 75.9 pts.
Rhianna Dowling's first-period b..
English Honors Class earned top
AR class honors and was awarded
with a pizza party.
Several students and staff wore T- "
shirts with printed text for Friday's
"Best Read T-Shirt" contest. The
winners of that contest were Kyle
Lawrence, first place; Ketsia Tshim-
balanga, second place; and Amber
Dykes, third place.

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COLEY GIET AWARD


SUBMITTED PHOTO
R representative Marti Coley, R-
Marianna (right) receives a Florida
Library Association Award for
Outstanding Support of Libraries from
Jackson County Public Library Director
Darby Syrkin, Feb. 1 in Tallahassee. Coley
and Syrkin spent a few moments getting
acquainted and discussing the value of
and plans for the Jackson County Public
Library. Syrkin was in Tallahassee for Li-
brary Legislative Day, an annual event that
helps highlight libraries and the role they
play in Florida.



Strawberry sale begins

at Marianna High


Special to the Floridan

The Marianna High
School Project Gradua-
tion Strawberry Sale is
now underway.
Fresh strawberries
from Hopkins Farms are
available for $16 per 12-


pint flat.
Seniors will begin pick-
up at 7 a.m. on Friday,
March 23.
To order, or for more
information, contact any
MHS senior or parent,
or call Heather Lewis at
209-7977.


Rhianna Dowling's English Honors Class earned top AR class honors and a pizza party.
Rhianna Dowling's English Honors Class earned top AR class honors and a pizza party.


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man Shicola Weston of Atlanta, freshman Kaylee Toole of Marianna, sophomore
Lindsay West of Malone, sophomore Rachel Pelt of Sneads and sophomore Ashton Williams
of Marianna; and (back row) freshman John Whittington of Grand Ridge, freshman Charles
"PJ" Buggs Jr. of Blountstown, sophomore Daunta Bell of Marianna, sophomore Jonathan
Carrell of Bonifay and sophomore Travis Bontrager of Marianna. The Homecoming Queen
and Mr. Chipola will be selected from the sophomore candidates.


Special to the Floridan

The following marriages
and divorces were re-
corded in Jackson County
during the week of Feb.
13-17:
Marriages
Marilyn Annette Byrd
and Donald Earl Pendle-
ton Jr.
) Gregory Christopher
Brown and Jesika Lean-
drea Lipford
)Yvonne McKinnie and
Jacob Tafoyer Sorey
) Matthew Edward
Neel and Jenelle Alaina
Wilkinson
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) Adam Kilbourn
Chambliss and April Anne
Duraso
) Miko Davette Harris
and Sharnika Monkisha
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) Nicholas E. Bel-
lamy and Vanessa L.
Grimes
) Tharon Glynn Harris
and Angela S. Kuhajda
) Anthony Chaderick
Brooks and Alexandria
Nicole Peek
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Other Opinion



Disquiet in




the middle
The Tampa Tribune
History shows no other system of govern-
ment is superior to our blend of free
enterprise and democracy, reinforced with
constitutionally based protection of individual
liberty and personal property.
Most of us consider these core issues settled,
even as we spiritedly debate the particulars: the
right level of help for the poor, the best tax rate,
how to balance security and freedom, the smart-
est foreign policy, what to do about national
debt and other important details, yet details
nonetheless.
Some economists and political observers are
worrying about something bigger, the possibility
the values of the majority could fundamentally
change if stresses on the middle class increase.
In an article in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs
magazine, Francis Fukuyama poses a troubling
question: "What if the further development of
technology and globalization undermines the
middle class and makes it impossible for more
than a minority of citizens in an advanced society
to achieve middle-class status?"
What the economist at Stanford is asking is
academic and premature, but it's not the sort of
question that should be allowed to take us by
surprise: Can democracy survive the decline-of
the middle class? This question goes beyond
President Obama's vague harangue about the
increase in economic inequality and former Mas-
sachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's complaint that
Obama wants to make this country too much like
a European social welfare state.
There's an important third side to the issue.
The middle class appears to be losing ground in
advanced economies in North America, Europe
and East Asia. "Middle class" means educated
people who are not rich and not poor but who
own property and expect their children, if they
apply themselves, to be able to enjoy a similar if
not better lifestyle.
Fukuyama wants us to think about the reality
that if the middle class fades a choice between
protecting its own property and preserving broad
participation in democracy, it might well choose
property.
"In countries such as China and Thailand," he
writes, "many middle-class people feel threat-
ened by the redistributive demands of the poor
and hence have lined up in support of au-
thoritarian governments that protect their class
interests."
As the middle class emerges in places like India,
Brazil and Turkey, he asks,us to consider what
happens if our own middle class continues to
stagnate or begins to erode. It is unclear where
they would turn. Democrats are wrong to assume
economic discomfort and increasing inequality
are sure to help the liberal cause.
Fukuyama correctly notes that "the left has not
been able to make a plausible case for an agenda
other than a return to an unaffordable form of
old-fashioned social democracy."
Obama complains that the rich aren't doing
enough to help the poor, but he leaves the work-
ing poor and middle class with no idea how he
plans to reduce inequality and, if he did, how it
could increase their pay. No one is offering, Fu-
kuyama says, either a "coherent analysis of what
happens to the structure of advanced societies
as they undergo economic change" or "a realistic
agenda that has any hope of protecting a middle-
class society."
Americans' best instincts will be to put their
faith in freedom and democracy, as they always
have. But only as long as the middle class believes
those values are compatible will both be secure.

Letters to the Editor
Submit letters by either mailing to Editor, P.O. Box 520,
Marianna FL, 32447 or faxing to 850-482-4478 or send
e-mail to editorial@jcfloridan.com. The Floridan reserves
the right to edit or not publish any letter.Be sure to
include your full address and telephone number. These
will only be used to verify the letter and will not be
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5 long months until GOP



nominating convention


BY DAN. K.THOMASSON
Scripps Howard News Service

WASHINGTON
Maybe the Republicans will
have a real whiz-bang
convention when they
get to Tampa in August. The odds
are still against it, despite the
neck-and-neck race between Rick
Santorum and Mitt Romney.
The polls show them in a dead
heat nationally, but the betting still
is on Romney to win, even if it's by
a nose. The usual reason applies
here: money. Romney has more of
it than Santorum, and that means
buying the advertising and orga-
nization necessary. But this is a
battle for the nomination, and the
Republican conservatives who have
fed Santorum's rise quite obviously
don't count Romney as their best
choice.
If Romney should falter in his
home state of Michigan, in the
face of growing support there for
Santorum, the entire dynamic
might change. Then the question
would become whether the former
Pennsylvania senator with the retro
ideas on social issues could whip
President Barack Obama, given that
Americans are mainstream voters
who rarely shift far left or right.
Clearly, Santorum appeals to much
of the GOP's sizable right-oriented
base. Are Republicans willing to put
ideology above electability? Don't
bet against it.


So far, electability has played a
major role in Romney's success, as
up and down as that has been. He
is considered moderate enough to
at least hold his own with inde-
pendents and those Republicans
who generally vote the middle.
Should Romney be forced more to
the right just to win the nomina-
tion, his chances of beating Obama
also diminish. This is especially
true because economic indications
- including employment figures
- suddenly have given the presi-
dent a sunnier re-election forecast.
There are so many variables it is
hard to keep up with them. The one
constant is that Romney, despite
his front-running status for most of
the campaign, clearly doesn't excite
Republicans. A whole batch of the
GOP faithful find him not only dull
and perhaps a bit too privileged,
but also the perfect model of the
very rich white guy who has domi-
nated American politics from the
nation's very beginning.
Then there is Romney's religion.
While few speak openly about
the history of Mormonism, most
political experts believe that, un-
fortunately, there's an underlying
element of religious intolerance for
a church founded on ideals such as
plural marriage, long outlawed but
still practiced in some quarters.
How that manifests itself in the
long run is anyone's guess. But reli-
gious bias seems to have become a
more prominent element of today's


politics than in 1960, when Jack
Kennedy became the first Catholic
elected to the White House. Some
consider the Mormon faith outside
the Christian mainstream.
Only two months into the prima-
ry season, the race seems in danger
of generating a political overload.
Add that to the fact that much of
the country's necessary business
has been set aside, and voters have
a right to fear where we are headed.
Congress is paralyzed and the
president is in full campaign, mode.
Only Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton, the candidate Democrats
rejected four years ago, seems to
have her priorities straight, leaving
a whole lot of voters wondering
what if.
The last time there was even a
hint of the old-fashioned con-
ventions that captivated us for
weeks was in 1968, when Richard
Nixon held off a challenge from
Ronald Reagan in Miami and the
Democrats darn near tore up their
party over Vietnam in Chicago. The
Republicans have five months to
shake down to a nominee. Chances
are they will manage to accomplish
this, despite turning us all off along
the way. Is there anything we don't
already know about these guys?
In the meantime, you may want
to plug your ears, close your eyes
and think about other things.
Email Dan K. Thomasson, former editor
of the Scripps Howard News Service, at
thomassondan@aol.com.


Letters to the Editor


Disagreeing with comments about California


This is in response to the letter
sent in by Milton Kendrick, that
appeared in the Wednesday, Feb.
15 Floridan, in which he stated,
and I quote,"Every loose nut in the
country rolled to California, most
of them stayed there and unfor-
tunately had kids." With this I am
personally offended, because I was
born and grew up there, which is
not unfortunate but a blessing.
My parentsmoved to California
from Jackson County seeking a
better life for themselves and my
sisters and brother, which they did
find. They were not nuts. My father,
who fought and was wounded in
WWII, was not a nut. My mother,
who raised four kids and her two
sisters after their mother died, is
not nuts.
Since Mr. Kendrick has some
authority, when it comes to Cali-
fornia., as he has traveled into and
around California for over 35 years,
he-must be correct, right? How
about this, the people of Florida
are uneducated, ignorant, narrow
minded rednecks. I have lived


"in" Florida for almost 35 years,
not traveled into or around but
"lived in" Florida. This would
trump Mr. Kendrick's "authority."
So, am I right about "all" the
people of Florida? Of course not,
they are out there though, not only
in Florida but in every state, this I
have learned from traveling coast
to coast for most of my life.
" At the very end of Mr.Kendrick's
letter he states the purpose of his
letter, which he got off track of, was
to comment about the dead dog
being dragged behind the cleanup
truck. Just because it may be a new
policy to drag a dead animal to the
landfill doesn't mean that it is the
right thing to do. Drag it to the edge
of the woods like you used to.
If you travel U.S. 231 and the
other county roads you will see
dead animals of all sizes on the'
edge until they are nothing but
bones. I would like Mr. Kendrick to
ask himself or anyone else that has
the same frame of mind, this ques-
tion: "What would you say or do if
your child or grandchild became


extremely upset after seeing a
dead animal being dragged behind
a county or DOT truck?" I bet you
wouldn't say, "Oh, the driver was
just doingJhis job," then. I treat
"all" animals, living or dead, with
respect.
I believe in hunting, fishing, driv-
ing cars that run on gasoline, eating
meat and hugging trees. Oh yes,
one last thing, I'm from California.
JEFFERY SEXTON
Alford
Thank you for donation
I would like to take this moment
to thank Mr. Matt White for his
most generous donation to the
Center. We now have our game
and television replaced. It is good
honest citizens such as yourself Mr.
White that we are indeed grateful
to. Within 24 hours of the theft, we
had a larger television and a new
game. Once again thank you. Life is
active and grand at the Center!
CAROLYN KILLINGS
Senior Center Patron,
Marianna


Contact representatives


U.S. Congress Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5235
Rep. Steve Southerland, R-2nd Fax: (202) 225-5615
District
1229 Longworth HOB Sen. Bill Nelson (D)


Washington office
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
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City of Marianna hosts special
Special to the Floridan opportunity to meet with Each city department, Services, city recreational $100 off an elect


The City of Marianna is
sponsoring a neighbor-
hood meeting, 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Marianna
Church of God.
Through this citywide ef-
fort to increase communi-
cation with neighbors and
create positive improve-
ments in individual neigh-
borhoods, the city says it
wants to give citizens an


officials and staff in a re-
laxed environment,' after
normal business hours.
Thursday's meeting will
feature speakers providing
information on a variety of
topics: how to lower your
power bill, where to find
funding for home improve-
ments, where to find fund-
ing for affordable housing
and what programs are
available at the library.


along with organizations
such as HELPS, Habitat for
Humanity, Friends of the
Library and the Chipola
Greenway Volunteers, will
have information avail-
able and attendees will
be able to ask questions
of staff and organization
representatives.
There will be informa-
tion available about Mari-
anna Health and Rehab
i


opportunities and utility
services, fire safety, neigh-
borhood watch organi-
zations, neighborhood
cleanup programs, zoning
and code enforcement,
after-school activities,
community events and
more.
Ice River Springs has do-
nated water bottles for the
meeting, and several door'
prizes will be awarded:


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(donated by the
Foundation); a $2(
gy basket from FPI
a February water c
bill paid for by the
Marianna; a gift fro
A-Lot food stores;
of topsoil ($100
from Florida Envir
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a vehicle alignme
Cobb Front End
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Marianna FFA joins over half a million nationwide members in celebrating 2012 National FFA Week through Saturday.


Marianna High celebrates FFA Week


Special to the Floridan


Marianna FFA is celebrating 2012
National FFA Week (Feb. 18-25). "I
Believe" is this year's theme, and it
celebrates more than 80 years,of FFA
traditions while eagerly anticipating
the organization's future.
More than half a million nation-
wide members will participate in
National FFA Week activities at local,
state and national levels.
As innovators and leaders of to-
morrow, through agricultural edu-
cation and hands-on learning, FFA


members are preparing for the more
than 300 career opportunities in the
food, fiber and natural resources
industry.
National FFA Week is sponsored
by Tractor Supply Company and
Carhartt as a special project of the
National FFA Foundation and an-
nually encompasses Feb. 22, George
Washington's birthday.
The National FFA ,Organization,
formerly known as Future Farmers
of America, is a national youth or-
ganization of 540,739 student mem-
bers all preparing for leadership


in the careers in the science, busi-
ness and technology of agriculture
- as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters
in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands. The National FFA Or-
ganization changed to its presents
name in 1988, in recognition of the
growth and diversity of agriculture
and agricultural education.
The FFA mission is to make a posi-
tive difference in the lives of students
by developing their potential for
premier leadership, personal growth
and career success through agricul-
tural education.


Golf tourney raises money for scholarships


Special to the Floridan

The 2012 Panhandle
Seminole Club Scholar-
ship Golf Tournament will
be held Friday, March 23,
at Indian Springs Golf Club
in Marianna.
The Club reports that
this annual tournament,
along with another fund-
raiser, has helped provide


$36,000 over the past nine
years to deserving local
students to help further
their education at Florida
State University.
Registration and warm-
up will begin at noon with
a 1 p.m. shotgun start for
the four-man scramble
.event. Cash prizes will
be awarded to the first-,
second-, and third-place


teams. Additional prizes
will be 'given for longest
drive, straightest drive and
closest to the pin.
The $65 greens fee con-
tribution entitles each
golfer to an afternoon of
golf on a championship
course followed by a bar-
becue meal all to help a
worthy cause.
Scholarship (hole) and


prize sponsorships are also
available.
For more information,
call: Roy Baker at 526-
4005 or 209-1326; George
Sweeney at 482-5526; or
the Indian Springs Golf
Club's Charlene Beebe at
482-8787.


Grand Ridge



School holds



Ag Week


Special to the Floridan

With a number of spe-
cial activities and guests,
Grand Ridge School cel-
ebrates Ag Week through
Friday.
Tuesday was Teacher
and Staff Appreciation
Day and included a chili
lunch with all the fixings.
Ag Literacy for elemen-
tary students, including a
story and activity, was set
for Wednesday. The Ag
Olympics for Elementary
Students is on Thursday.
On Friday, it's Ag Day
all day, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
everyone is welcome.
Special guests will
include leather crafts-
man Daryl Mathews,
ironsmith Jimmy Dan-


iels, gator-hunter Jason
Everett, 4-H Extension
Agent Ben Knowles and
roping champion Pete
Durden.
On display will be rab-
bits, chickens, goats,
pigs, farm equipment
and more.
Also for Ag Week, the
school is conducting a
food drive for Chipola
Ministries until Friday at
3 p.m.
To reach the school
goal of 1,500 pounds,
items needed include:
sugar, flour, rice, dried
beans, grits, peanut but-
ter, jelly, spaghetti sauce
and noodles, canned
fruit, potted ,eat,
spam, cereal or other
non-perishable food.


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Bascom School renovation project gets help


Special to the Floridan

Members of Campers in
Mission from Panama City
traveled to Bascom to help
lay cinder blocks to con-
tinue the progress on the
renovation of the 80-year-
old school building.
The renovated Bascom
School will serve the great-
er Bascom community
as a focal point for social,
educational and cultural
activities. A wide variety of
groups and organizations
can use the facility that
will provide financial sup-
port to keep the enterprise
lively and useful.
Other Jackson County
groups interested in lend-
ing their assistance to
help complete this com-
munity project are invited
to contact Billy James at
569-2159.


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Billy James, Bascom Town Councilman and retired contractor;
and Rutherford Surber and his brother Muriel Surber of
Panama City.


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Apalachicola River Indian Community Conference on March 17


Special to the Floridan

The Apalachicola River Indian
Community Conference will be
held on Saturday, March 17 at 6
p.m. at the W. T. Neal Civic Cen-
ter in Blountstown, and every-
one is welcome to attend.
Since 1996, the Annual Apala-
chicola River Indian Commu-
nity Conference has worked to
document the identity, history
and cultural traditions of the de-
scendants of the historic Indian
settlements of Scott Town, Scotts
Ferry, and Woods, and to advo-
cate for the Indian families of the
Panhandle, whether of Creek,
Lumbee or Euchee (Dominicker)
ancestry.


This year, the conference will
feature several presentations.
Marcus Briggs-Cloud of the Col-
lege of the Muscogee Nation
in Okmulgee, Creek Nation, is
producing a documentary with
filmmaker Maria Gomez on the
Indian communities in North
Florida and South Alabama. The
two will be present to answer
questions.
Briggs-Cloud is a board mem-
ber of Cultural Survival culturer
alsurvival.org), an international
non-profit organization of the
United Nations dedicated to the
preservation of native cultures
and languages.
It was chartered by the Gen-
eral Conference of the United


Nations Educational, Scientific,
and Cultural Organization to
advocate for the tribal peoples
globally.
Also on the agenda are the Bu-
reau of Indian Affairs Office of
Federal Acknowledgements de-
cision on the Muscogee nation
of Florida's (formerly Florida
Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians)
petition for federal recognition
slated for April of 2012, and an
update on the Lumbee Tribe
of Cheraw Indians Congressio-
nal Bill for federal recognition.
Also to be discussed is "Indians
of North Florida" by Christo-
pher Scott Sewell and S. Pony
Hill, released June 2011 through
Backintyme Publishers and


available from Amazon, Barnes
and Nobles, and other retail-
ers. A limited number of copies
will be available to community
members.
The book is a legal and social
history of families identified as
Indian in the Panhandle during
the segregation era, concentrat-
ing in the central Panhandle
counties. It contains genealogi-
cal information and documents
concerning the Ammons, Ayers,
Barnwell, Bass, Bennett, Bird,
Blanchard, Boggs, Brown, Bul-
lard, Bunch, Butts, Bryant, Cha-
son, Chavis/Chavers, Conyers,
Copeland, Davis, Doyle, Fore-
hand, Goins, Hall, Harris, Hicks,
Hill, Holly, Ireland, Jacobs,


Johnson, Jones, Kever, Laramore,
Long, Lovett, Mainer, Martin,
Mayo, Moses, Oxendine, Per-
kins, Porter, Potter, Rollin, Rowe,
Scott, Simmons, Smith, Stafford,
Stephens, Stone, Sweat, Thomas,
Whitfield, and Williams families,
all of which relate to persons
identified as "Indian" on prima-
ry historical documents (census,
military, court, voter and edu-
cational records) in Calhoun,
Holmes, Liberty and Jackson
counties.
There will be a meal served at
6 p.m. and special presentations
to community members.
For more information, contact
Chris Sewell at 918-402-3666 or
visit northfloridaindians.org.


Florida Peanut Producers Association seeks national board nominees


Special to the Floridan

The Florida Peanut Producers
Association seeks eligible peanut
producers who are interested in
serving on the National Peanut
Board.
The Association will hold a
nominations election to select
two nominees for alternate to
the National Peanut Board dur-
ing a meeting on March 8, at
the Jackson County Agricultural


Complex and Conference Cen-
ter on Penn Ave in Marianna. All
eligible peanut producers are
encouraged to participate.
Eligible producers are those
who are engaged in the produc-
tion and sale of peanuts and who
own or share the ownership and
risk of loss of the crop.
Jeff Pittman of Bascom serves
as the alternate. The term for the
current Florida alternate expires
Dec. 31, 2012.


USDA requires two nominees
from each state for the position
of alternate.
The National Peanut Board
will submit Florida's slate of
nominees to the U.S. Secretary
of Agriculture, who makes the
appointments.
The National Peanut Board
encourages inclusion of ,per-
sons of any race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual


orientation and marital or fam-
ily status. NPB encourages all
persons who qualify as peanut
producers to attend the meeting
and run for nomination.
It is USDA's policy that mem-
bership on industry-government
boards and committees accu-
rately reflect the diversity of indi-
viduals served by the programs.
The Florida Peanut Producers
Association is the state certi-
fied check-off organization for


peanuts and represents Flori-
da's peanut farmers in the ar-
eas of promotion, research and
education.
The National Peanut Board
represents all USA peanut farm-
ers and their families. The mis-
sion of the Board is to provide
USA peanut growers with a
receptive and growing market
for their peanuts and the infor-
mation and tools for improved
efficiencies.


Veterans Court headed to Broward County


The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE After
all these decades, Chief Judge Pe-
ter Weinstein still remembers the
soldier.
Weinstein had served with him
in the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon in
Augusta, Ga., in the beginning of
the 1970s, as the Vietnam War raged
overseas. But by the time the soldier
was discharged, he was an alcoholic,
his rank reduced several levels, his
future uncertain. He was, in many
ways, the prototype of the kind of
veteran the judge now hopes to help
with the upcoming Broward County
Veteran's Court: perhaps troubled
or misguided, but deserving of help
back to a stable life.
"He had such,a severe issue with
alcohol that he once passed out
on duty, and ended up being dis-
charged. I tried to get him help, but
by that time it was just too late. I
can't imagine what his civilian life
was like," says Weinstein, a former
S Florida state senator who served as
a legal officer in the Army. "I have
thought of him often as we planned
this court. Someone like him could
have benefitted from this kind of
program."
Led byWeinstein, the 17th Judicial
Circuit Court of Florida is forming a
Veteran's Court division in Broward,
designed to provide rehabilitative
services to veterans facing criminal
charges. The hope, much like drug
courts, is that vets can avoid jail or
prison through comprehensive,
court-monitored programs that ad-
dress the underlying issues, which
are often related to post traumatic
stress disorders.
The opening is part of a larger
movement to help vets across Flori-
da. Legislation that would allow the
establishment of separate courts for
veterans was unanimously passed
in House Appropriations Commit-
tee. The chief judge in each judicial
circuit would be allowed but not
required -' to create a vet court.
Two similar bills are making their
way through the Senate.-
"We just wanted to make sure the
state was aligned so we can open vet
courts if needed for vets here and
those soldiers returning. We need
to recognize the stress of the battle-
field and help them rather than lock
them up in jail and throw away the
key. We want to make sure they get
the assistance they need without
letting them off the hook," says Rep.


Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee. "The vet
courts already in Palm Beach and
Miami-Dade counties'would serve
as models."
With its planned Broward open-
ing this year, South Florida will have
three courts available to the region's
nearly 287,000 veterans along with
the thousands of whom are expect-
ed to return from Iraq and Afghani-
stan as the United States continues
its military pullouts.
"These soldiers are coming home
to rebuild their lives and some will
have difficulties. Often the horrors
of what they saw at war can end up
playing a heavy role in their con-
duct," said Weinstein. "They served
this country and we want to treat
them with respect and get them the
help they need. We have tremen-
dous resources to help to put them
back on the right track. We want this
to be a therapeutic court."
First Docket
Weinstein hopes to establish the
first docket in the spring, complete
with a VA representatives, a judge
and volunteer mentors who have
military backgrounds and a certain
understanding that comes', from
shared experiences.
"So many soldiers come home
strengthened by their service and
ready to re-engage in their commu-
nities and others will struggle. The
sad fact is that we know the courts
are often an entry point in the sys-
tem, but once there, we want to
make sure the soldiers receive the
services they earned and need,"
says Chris Deutsch, spokesman for
the National Association of Drug
Court Professionals, a membership
training and advocacy organization
for drug and vet courts. "
So far, there are 88 vet courts
and more than 100 in the planning
stages.
Veterans, while no more likely to
be arrested than those in the gen-
eral population, account for nine
out of every 100 prisoners in United
States jails and prisons, according to
a 2008 report of The Center for Men-
tal Health Services' National Gains
Center. Up to 20 percent of Iraq and
Afghanistan wars veterans suffer
from post-traumatic stress disorder,
according to the U.S. Department of
Veteran Affairs.
"Almost every week, we are getting
calls about a new vet court. Part of
the rapid growth is that there are al-
ready some 2,600 drug courts with


a similar infrastructure already in
place and we know that the concept
of accountability and treatment
works. In most vet courts, there is
an existing drug court companion,"
says Deutsch. "Also the VA has done
a lot of outreach initiatives and
federal funding is available for the
courts. Lastly, some of the growth
comes from local criminal justice
systems that are preparing for an
unprecedented number of sol-
diers coming home from Iraq and
Afghanistan."
Court's Intent
Weinstein stressed the court is not
designed to offer preferential treat-
ment to vets or deprive them of their
due process; rather, it's intended to
guide them into existing Veteran
Administration substance-abuse
and mental-health programs. Those
charged with crimes will gather in
court on a designated day where
they can meet with representatives
from the VA to access benefits and
be placed in the appropriate reha-
bilitative programs, which typically
lasting at least a year.
"If it's a horrendous, violent crime
then it will be treated as such. This
program is not about guilt or inno-
cence, it's about diverting them into
a programming that can help them,"
Weinstein says. "A veteran's service
will not be viewed as an excuse for
doing something wrong."
In November, 2010 Circuit Court
Judge Ted Booras, a former Ma-
rine, began presiding over vet court
in Palm Beach County, home to
115,000 vets, the largest popula-
tion in Florida. Between November
and last October, he heard 281 cases
ranging from cocaine possession to
petty theft to traffic violations.
Types of Cases
Of those cases, 187 were misde-
meanors; 94 were felonies. A total
of 201 veterans were referred to the
court; of that amount, 193 were en-
gaged or re-engaged withVA and 53
successfully completed the court
requirements. And the cost of pre-
trial incarceration was reduced by
73 percent because many of the vets
did not end up in jail. Another 43
were referred back to the criminal
division.
A similar veteran's track opened
in March as part of the Miami-Dade
Drug Court after Judge Deborah
White-Labora visited a vet court in
Anaheim, Calif., three years ago.


Woman charged


with grand theft


at McDonald's


From staff reports

A former manager at
a local McDonald's fast
food restaurant has been
charged with grand theft
in an investigation which
began last July.
According to the com-
plaint filed against 30-
year-old Marianna resi-
dentApril DeniseWilliams,
she is accused of stealing
almost $5,000 from the
restaurant.
Authorities say Williams
signed out money on July
27 and July 28 of last year
to be deposited in the Sun-
trust Bank on Lafayette
The July 27 deposit was for


$2,330, and the July 28th
deposit was for $2,115. But
officials say
thebankhad
no record of
the deposits.
Williams
S claimed she
went di-
Williams rectly to the
night de-
posit slot when she left
work on those dates, but
videos from the bank did
not show Williams coming
through during the period.
The complaint against
Williams did not specify
which of the local Mc-
Donald's was allegedly
victimized.


Special to the Floridan

East Jackson Relay for
Life has announced that
the Apalachee Cancer In-
timidators Relay for Life
Team is selling tickets for
a chance to win "half the
pot" the winner will
receive half of the total


amount raised from the
fundraiser. -
Tickets are available
through Feb. 28 for a $1
donation. The drawing will
be held on Feb. 29. Anyone
interested should contact
Tara Hansford at 718-0758
or by email at hansford.
tara@mail.dc.state.fl.us.


State Brief


House panel OKs
drug-testing bill
TALLAHASSEE The
House Appropriations
Committee has cleared
a revised version of a
measure that allows state
agencies to randomly
drug-test employees.
The panel OK'd the bill
on Tuesday after voting
it down last week. Bill
sponsor Jimmie T. Smith
rewrote it so that no extra
money for drug tests is
needed. Tests will be paid


for out of the agencies'
existing budgets. Another
change made by the In-
verness Republican is that
the random sample of em-
ployees to be tested can't
be more than 10 percent of
the agency's workforce.
The measure allows state
agencies to randomly test
all workers every three
months. It makes it easier
to fire those who show
positive for drugs after a
first test.

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Wins
From Page 1A
project, or performed, depending
on the skill.
"It's all career-based stuff,"
said Albert Nix, Cottondale High
School's FBLA sponsor and the
technology coordinator. "It's all
learning about future careers."


i~v


Most of the FBLA sponsors said
the bulk of the studying was left
to the students. Many used mate-
rials and old tests found online.
"They worked together to study
and prepare," said Mavis McLean,
the business education teacher at
Marianna High School.
The work has only begun for all
the schools. Students take a differ-
ent test every year, so some have


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FROM THE FRONT


started to work on their skills for
next year's competition.
Somer Barrick, the Business
Education Teacher at Graceville
High School, said this competi-
tion gave her an idea of tests to
practice for next year. She wants
her students to try for the Digital
Design, Public Speaking and Job
Interview tests. Depending on the
test they took, some of the stu-


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012 7At-


dents who placed between first or
fourth place in this competition
have the opportunity to go to the
state competition held April 28 to
May 1 in Orlando.
Many of the FBLA clubs will
begin fundraising in the coming
months to be able to attend the
state competition. Anyone who
wants to donate to a team should
contact the school.


1- .CHIEVE. SU' E 'D V
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Obituaries

James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446
850.482.2332

Doyle "Pott"
NeSmith

Doyle "Pott" NeSmith, 80
of Chattahoochee died
Monday February.20, 2012
at his residence.
Arrangements will be an-
nounced by James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel.


The second-place winners for
Grand Ridge School FBLA are
(front row, from left) Sandi
Lockhart for proofreading/
editing; Alexa Harrison for
leadership; Kaitlyn Bohannon
for desktop publishing; Tyeisha
Smith for FBLA Principles and
Tiffany Harrell for desktop
publishing. The top row is
(from left) Sandi Lockhart
for proofreading/editing;
Darius Raines for computer
concepts; Austin Dudley
for public speaking, Dakota
Baggett for word processing;
Garrett McDaniel for business
math and Jasmine Kolmetz for
spreadsheets.


SUBMITTED PHOTO


FBLA winners
Bel,,ii ; 3 lfu l l i,.1 Ldt -i.n ',Atiji. FP.i 4
r Winners
) Maggie Aaron, Alyssa Perkins and
Djimon Gray: 1st place ML Web Page
Creation. Grand Ridge.
a Dominique Askiew: Ist place ML FBLA
Principles & Procedures, Grand Ridge
) Dakota Baggett: 3rd place. ML
Keyboarding; Grand Ridge.
) Porsha Barkley and Kayla Leslie: 2nd
place. Business Presentation. Marianna.
) Ciara Baxley: 1st place. Sports
Management: Cottondale.
) Ethan Beauchamp: 5th place ML
Introduction to Computers: Grand Ridge
) Maggie Braxton: 5th place, Business
Communication; Cottondale.
) Lindsey Brock: 1st place. Digital Design &
Promotion, Malone.
a Allison Brown and Jeffery Tye: 1st
place. ML Desktop Publishing Grand Ridge.
) Herschell Brown: 3rd place ML FBLA
Principles & Procedures. Grand Ridge
) Alexandria Bryant: 5th place ML FBLA
Principle:-,. F.Prx'eduire. Gr:mnd F'idg,;e
n Lacresha Bryant: 3rd place Business.
Law: Cottondale.
) Tierra Campbell: 3rd place. Sports
Management- Malone.
D Bailey Childs: 4th place ML
Keyboarding. Grand Ridge.
) Titus Clayton: 4th place. ML FBLA
Principles & Procedures: Grand Ridge


n Bree Davis: 1st place, ML Keyboarding:
Grand Ridge
) Nick Davison: 4th place. ML
Proofreading, Grand Ridge.
) Paije Dominguez: 2nd place Introduction
to Business Communication: Cottondale
) Orion Douthit: 3rd place. ML Business
Math. Grand Ridge
) Don Dowling: lit place ML Introduction
to Computers, Grand Ridge.
) Austin Dudley: 2nd place. ML Public
Speal ing. Grand Ridge
) Emily Edge: 2nd place. ML Keyboarding:
Grand Ridge
) Elizabeth English: 2nd place, Career
E. ploration. Grand Ridge
) Sharice Forward: 5th place. Health Care
Admirni.tration. Cottondale.
) Bill Gentry: 4th place, ML Introduction to
Computers: Grand Ridge.
) Chloe Gilbert: 3rd place. Career
E..ploration Grand Pidge.
) Uriah Godfrey: 3rd place. ML Leadership,
Grand Ridge
n Ashlyn Goodson and Anna Branch:
nrid place ML IComputer Slide Show Grand
Pidge.
) Courtney Harrell: 1st place. Job
Interview: Malone.
)) Tiffany Harrell and Kaitlyn Bohannon:
2nd place, ML Desktop Publishing, Grand
Pidge.
) Alexa Harrison: 4th place ML
Leadership, Grand Ridge.


n Jaquore Irving: 3rd place. ML
Introduction to Computers: Grand Ridge.
) Elijawaun Jackson: 2nd place, Business
Procedures: Cottondale
) Brianna Jones: 5th place. Personal
Finance; Cottondale.
) Crystal Kolmetz: 1st place, ML Business
Math; Grand Ridge.
) Jasmine Kolmetz: 2nd place, ML
Spreadsheet, Grand Ridge.
) Tanner Lewis: 1st place, ML Leadership:
Grand Ridge
) Sandi Lockhart: 3rd place, ML
Proofreading; Grand Ridge.
) Scott Lockhart: 2nd place, Hospitality
Management; Marianna
) Hannah Lowenthal and Randyn
McMillan: 1st place. Web Design; Marianna.
) Drake Mayo: 3rd place, Cyber Security;
Cottondale
) Garrett McDaniel: 2nd place. ML
Business Math, Grand Ridge.
) Hailey McDaniel: 5th place, ML Business
Math. Grand Ridge.
) Taylor McDaniel: 4th place. Sports
.l:inagemerit Grlce,.. illef
) Mykaela Mercer: 1st place. ML
Spreadsheet. Grand Ridge.
) Ryan Morrissey: 1st place. Business
Procedures. Cottondale.
) Austin Nix: 2nd place. Cyber Security;
Cottondale.
) Mindy Offhaus: 4th place. Job' Interview:
Marianna.


n Hillary Oliver: 1st place. ML Public
Speaking; Grand Ridge.
) Joelle Perkins: 2nd place. Sports
Management; Cottondale
) Samantha Rabon: 2nd place. ML
Leadership; Grand Ridge.
) Darius Raines: 2nd place. ML
Introduction to Computers: Grand Ridge.
) Kristen Reynolds: 2nd place. Health Care
Administration; Cottondale
) Kourtnie Richardson: 4th place,
Introduction to Business: Cottondale.
) Abby Rogers: 1st place. ML Proofreading;
Grand Ridge.
) Tristen Rogers: 2nd place. Digital Video,
Malone
) Jennifer Ruiz: 1st place, Business Law:
'Cottondale.
v Hunter Rupnik: 4th place, ML Business
Math; Grand Ridge.
) Eddie Sims: 2nd place. ML Proofreading;
Grand Ridge.
) Tyeisha Smith: 2nd place. ML FBLA
Principles & Procedures: Grand Ridge.
) Evan Swoboda: 3rd place. Introduction to
Business. Cottondale
) Taylor Tate: 1st place. Introduction to
Technology. Cottondale.
) Amber Taylor: 1st place. Career
Exploration: Grand Ridge.
) Keith White: 1st place, Technology
Concepts, Cottondale.
) Danae Williams: 3rd place. FBLA
Principles & Procedures: Cottondale.


Wilson
From Page 1A

Harvey remembers one
particular experience in which
she helped him learn lessons
in patience and see the bigger
picture.
"There was a time when we
had (certain meetings) on
Saturday evenings, in a period
where not all the people who
were supposed to show up
would come," he said. "It would
be me, and her, and my wife,
and maybe one or two more. It
was pretty discouraging to me.
On one of those nights, I walked
down the aisle to turn out the
lights. She asked me what I was
doing, and I told her, 'Well, I'm
turning out the lights. Nobody's
here.' She said to me, 'Well,
we're here.' So back I went, turn-
ing the lights back on. This hap-
pened a couple of times before
I finally got it. I didn't turn the
lights off after that, no matter if
it was just us. We could do what
we could do."
Wilson was also a key leader in
Second West Missionary Baptist
Association activities for many
years.
Wilson started her career in
elementary education at the
tender age of 15, before she
even had a high school diploma
of her own. She first taught at
church-based schools of Liberty
Hill and Buckhorn. Later, she
moved on to Union Hill, where
she spent the majority of her
career.
Once she learned the state
of Florida would start requir-
ing its teachers to be certified,
Wilson took tests to earn her
high school diploma in 1939,
and then set about the task of


SUBMITTED PHOTO
Mary Wilson graduated from FAMU with a degree in education, some
20 years after she actually started teaching at the tender age of 15 in
church-based schools for African-American children.


earning her teaching certificate
at FAMU, then known as Florida
Agricultural and Mechanical
College. She went there in sum-
mers off from teaching during
the "grace period" years the
state allowed teachers to get
their certifications. She earned
her degree and certification in
1953, a task that took five or six
years.
Many of her students went
on to become professionals in
a wide range of occupations
including medicine and law.
Known as a no-nonsense but


loving teacher, Wilson
demanded much of her stu-
dents and made sure they knew
she believed they could achieve
on the same level as their white
counterparts even though
the students were segregated
throughout all but one of her
teaching years. She made it her
business to instill that belief in
her students, as well.
And her devotion to educating
children inspired at least three
other family members to follow
in her path.
Wilson's son, LeRoy, her


grandson Lamar, and a niece
Callie Mary Thomas, whom she
helped raise, all became educa-
tors. Through the years, she also
made sure the families in her
extended community had what
they needed to survive in hard
times. She lived frugally herself
so she could also help countless
children in the family and com-
munity attend college.
Lamar Wilson said his grand-
mother was a soul mate and
one of his greatest champions
through life.
"She was my first teacher,"
he said. "My foundation and
love for learning and educa-
tion, and my career, is rooted
in her. When other kids were
out playing, I was often inside
learning phonics or how to write
my name. By the time I actually
started school, I was ahead of
the game. She was serious about
education, elocution and gram-
mar, really a perfectionist. She
was very firm, but very loving.
She knew there was a purpose
to it and she was resolute. She
got things done."
Her niece, Callie Mary Thom-
as, is a retired English teacher.
She said Wilson guided her into
that career.
"She started taking care of
me when I was a small child,"
Thomas said. "I lived with them
at night, and she was very good
to me. She helped provide just
about everything I needed as'
a child, and as an adult she
helped send me to school. She
was one of my teachers at Buck-
horn Elementary, and she was a
strict disciplinarian because she
wanted you to learn and achieve
so that you would be able to
take care of yourself, to make
your living. She had a love for all
of us. She was a good woman."
She said her aunt never talked


to her about the future in terms
of "if you go to college;" it was
always "when you go to college."
She encouraged me to
become a teacher because she
felt this was a field in which you
could go and get a job anywhere
you wanted to live," Thomas
said. "But she wanted me to
come back to Jackson County
and teach, and was instrumen-
tal in keeping me here. I started
at St. Paul School in Campbell-
ton, for nine or 10 years, then
transferred to Grand Ridge
for 20 years, and theh went to
Marianna High School, where
I retired in the 2003. I taught
41 years, but she taught a lot
longer than I did, and across
a lot of subjects and grades. I
think she influenced a lot of
lives in a very positive way. She
had us at church every time the
doors opened and she was very
involved with youth there, too."
Wilson's son, LeRoy Jr., said
his mother "had undying love"
that will survive the death of her
physical body, living on in all
the lives she touched.
"She'd give her last," he said.
"She saw that everything was
provided for, and she taught us
to live by the golden rule; do
unto others as you would have
others do unto you."
He said his mother passed
peacefully Monday.
"She'd been living with me
and my wife since 1999," he
said. "The day she died, she said
she was tired but not hurting
or anything. The next time I
went in there to check on her,
she had her hand folded across
her. She was at peace, she was
in no pain, she was gone to
Heaven. She had a long, lovely
life of helping people and I was
privileged to have her as my
mother."


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MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION


PHOTOS BY MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN Zoe Clikas smiles as she walks by with her pink dancing diva
Juliette Alday carries her mermaid float box by the crowd gathered to watch the Golson Mardi Gras Parade Tuesday morning, themed float box at Golson.


Lashaina Harvey was one of the many Golson Elementary School second graders to take part
in the school's annual Mardi Gras Parade.


Nikolas Hallings declared it Dino Gras for his entry in the Golson Mardi Gras Parade.


Mrs. Garcia's Krewe and their Mardi Gras shoebox floats make their way through the halls of Golson Elementary School Tuesday
morning.


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Travis Bontrager provided an appropriately jazzy score for the
Golson Mardi Gras celebration.

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Milton tosses no-no in return to circle


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

After 15 months of battling a lin-
gering and painful shoulder injury,
Chipola freshman pitcher Eron Mil-
ton finally returned to the circle as
a starting pitcher Saturday in Aiken,
S.C.
And what did she do in her first col-
legiate start? Well, she threw a seven-
inning no-hitter, blanking Chatta-
hoochee Valley State in a 7-0 win.
Naturally.
A 2011 Marianna High School
alum, the 5-foot-10 Milton was un-
able to pitch in her senior year for
the Lady Bulldogs due to a nagging
shoulder injury which wasn't prop-
erly diagnosed until last fall when


it was determined that she suffered
from a winged scapula, a condition
that affects the shoulder blade and
limits one's range of motion.
After several months of rehab,
Milton made two appearances
in relief during the Lady Indians'
opening weekend against Lamar
State and Heartland Community
College.
Milton struggled in her first ac-
tion allowing hitters to bat over .400
against her.
But she recovered to pitch score-
less innings of relief against Thomas
University on Feb. 4 and USC Sumter
on Feb. 17 Milton picked up a save
against Thomas University and fi-
nally got her chance to start Satur-
day against Chattahoochee Valley.


Milton hit the second batter she
faced, and then retired the next 18
consecutive Chattahoochee Valley
hitters before Brooke Head finally
reached on a Chipola error.
Kala Kirkland flied to second for
the third and final out, and Milton
had her no-hitter on just 84 pitch-
es, including six strikeouts and no
walks.
Milton said it was exciting to com-
plete feat that most pitchers dream
about, but she was perhaps even
more emotional at the start of the
game than she was at the end.
"Honestly, I was just excited to be
able to pitch," she said. "It was the
first time I'd gotten to start a game in

See MILTON, Page 2B


MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN
Eron Milton closes out a recent game for the Lady Indians.
She pitched a no-hitter against Chattahoochee Valley on
Saturday.


CHIPOLA MEN'S BASIrTBALL




It's now or never

Indians must

beat Pirates to

keep season alive

BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The fate of the season will be on
the line tonight for the.Chipola In-
dians, as they travel west to take on
the Pensacola State Pirates, needing
awin to keep their postseason hope-
alive. ., '. 0 k
The Indians: (21-6, 5-5 in the Pan-,
handle Conference) trail the Pirates "
(22-6, 6-4) by a game for second
place in the league standings with .
two to play.
A win for Pensacola State would
clinch the league's runner-up spot
in the state tournament and would
eliminate Chipola.
Should the teams finish tied in the
standings at the end of the season,
there would be a one-game playoff "
to determine who gets.the' second
tournament berth.
In other words, the Indians must
win tonight. V ..
"Anyway you look at it for us, it's
a must win game," Chipola coach *' iv' '
Jake Headrick said Tuesday. "They
know us, we know' them, and it's go-
ing to be their 'Sophomore Night,' 7.
so we know it's going to be aft emo- A..
tional night for them. I'm sure we'll ;_ ~ ',X
get their best shot. We've just got to '|
be locked in on playing one posses-
sion at a time, executing on offense
and finishing plays, rebounding, and
defending.
"If we do all of those things, I feel
like we can go in there and do what
we need to do. If we don't, it will be
very tough. The guys have worked
hard this week, and they're prepared
to go in there and play."
Chipola had a chance to keep
pace with Pensacola last week but
lost to No. 2 Northwest Florida State
Raiders in Marianna in a game that
the Indians actually led in the late
stages before a 12-2 closing run by
Northwest.
MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
See CHIPOLA, Page 2B JTTThomas makes a flying pass duringthe Indians' recent game against the Raiders.


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Chipola's O'Neal Session tries to get the
offense moving against the Lady Raiders.


Chipola


women


up against


the wall
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Chipola Lady Indians face a vir-
Stual must-win game tonight in Pen-
sacola, as they take on the Pensacola
State Lady Pirates in hopes of keeping
pace with Northwest Florida State for
the crucial third spot in the Panhandle
Conference standings.
Chipola (17-9, 5-5 in the Panhandle
Conference) is a half game back of
the Lady Raiders (6-5) for third place,
which will determine the third confer-
ence berth for the state tournament.
The Lady Raiders will finish the sea-
son tonight at home against last place
and winless Tallahassee, meaning that
the Lady Indians will in all likelihood
need to beat Pensacola tonight and
Gulf Coast State at home Saturday to
force a one-game playoffto determine
the third playoff spot.
"We've got to assume that Northwest
beats TCC, so yeah, it's pretty much
must-win for us tonight," Chipola
coach David Lane said Tuesday. "Sat-
urday will be the same way, too."
While the urgency of the situation
couldn't be greater, Lane said that
there hasn't been much discussion of

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Marianna's Whitney Lipford gets a
single against Chipley Monday
night. The Lady Bulldogs lost to
Chipley 6-5 to fall to 1-4 on the season.


Chipola softball team off to hot start


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Chipola Lady Indians contin-
ued their dominant run of play last
weekend in Aiken, S.C., reeling off
five more wins to run their winning
streak up to 11 games.
With the wins, the Lady Indians
improved to 16-1 on the season.
Chipola took the wins over USC
Sumter, Spartanburg Methodist,
Aiken Tech, Chattahoochee Valley,
and Gordon College by a combined
score of 40-3.
It was complete domination for a
Lady Indians squad that has rarely
been challenged this year, winning
11 of their 16 games by seven or
more runs.
Chipola coach Belinda Hendrix
said her team's performance in
South Carolina made her more con-
fident that the hot start is for real.
"In the beginning, I thought may-
be we just haven't played anybody,
but last weekend we played some
tough teams," she said. "It showed
me that there might be a little fight
in these girls."


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Chipola's Jasmine Tanksley attempts to get an out at second against Thomas
University.

It was certainly a struggle for was a hit batter and an error away
Chipola's opponents to do much of from a perfect game.
anything offensively all weekend. Fellow freshman Evan Voortman
Lady Indians pitching allowed pitched a one-hitter in a 10-0 five-
just 13 total hits in 32 innings over inning win over Aiken Tech, and
the weekend, with freshman Eron Michele Hester threw a three-hit
Milton tossing a seven inning no- shutout in the final game of the
hitter in a 7-0 victory over Chatta- weekend Saturday, a 9-0 victory
hoochee Valley. over Gordon College.
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Marianna JVs fall


BY SHELIA MADER
Floridan Correspondent

The Marianna High
School junior varsity base-
ball team traveled to Crest-
view on Thursday evening
to take on the 6A Bulldogs.
After a huge victory over
Liberty County on Tues-
day, Marianna fell to 5-3 to
Crestview to move to 1-1
on the young season.
Seth Singletary got the
starting nod on the mound
for Marianna, with Andrew
Shouse behind the plate.
Walks plagued Single-
tary and he was pulled for
Walker Roberts, who fin-
ished the first inning with
a pair of strikeouts.
Marianna was retired
in order for the second
straight time in the second
inning, and Roberts kept
the deficit at 2-0 going
in the bottom half of the
inning.
MHS picked up its first


Milton
From Page 1B
a long time. I thought
it would be good, but it
turned out a lot better than
I.thought."
It's the third time dur-
ing Chipola coach Belinda
Hendrix's eight-year run
as coach that a Lady In-
dians pitcher has thrown
a seven-inning no-hitter,
and the first since Brittany
Black did it against Pen-
sacola State last year.
Hendrix said that, she
and her players couldn't
have been happier for Mil-
ton after all she has gone
through to get back out
there.
"Everybody was excited.
Some of the girls acted like
we just won the national
championship for her," the
coach said. "I'm excited for
her and her family. They
stuck with it through thick
and thin, and it's starting
to pay off. It was a great
time."
Milton said that getting
a no-hitter was the far-
thest thing from her mind
when she took to the circle
Saturday.
"I was really just focused
on getting my confidence
back because it's been
so long for me," she said.
"This just gave me that


Chipola
From Page 1B
The Indians have had
a week to rest since that
game, and Headrick said
that he and his players
have talked about the pri-
mary lesson learned from
the loss.
"I told our guys that
the difference in that game
is that it's hard to win
those championship kind
of games when you don't
execute well in the last five
minutes," he said. "Hope-
fully, we'll be better in this
game because we've been


High School Softball
Thursday Chipley at
Graceville, 4 p.m., and 6
p.m.; Munroe at Sneads,
5 p.m.
Friday Sneads at Altha,
6 p.m.; Malone at Emanuel
Christian, 5 p.m.; Cotton-
dale atWewahitchka, and
6 p.m.
High School Baseball
Thursday Malone at
Graceville, 6 p.m.; Vernon
at Cottondale, 6 p.m.;
Sneads vs. Bainbridge 3
p.m., and Seminole Coun-
ty at 5 p.m., in Bainbridge;
Friday Port St. Joe at
Graceville, 6 p.m.; Mari-
anna at Bay, 6:30 p.m.;
Malone at Emmanuel
Christian, 3 p.m.; Cotton-
dale at Bethlehem, 6 p.m.
Saturday Bainbridge at
Sneads, 10 a.m.
Chipola Basketball
The Chipola men's and
women's basketball teams
will be back in action
tonight against Pensacola


base runner in the third
inning on a one-out sin-
gle by Kody Bryan, but a
pair of outs followed and
Bryan was left stranded on
second.
Crestview picked up one
run on two hits and one
error in the bottom of the
third to move ahead 3-0,
but the visiting Bulldogs
answered with a run in the
top of the fourth to close
the gap 3-1.
Reid Long led off with a
triple and scored on a sac-
rifice fly to centerfield by
Andrew Shouse.
The bottom of the fourth
inning brought Heath
Roberts to the mound for
Marianna, and one hit and
a pair of costly errors al-
lowed Crestview to plate
one run and go up 4-1.
Marianna narrowed the
gap in the top of the fifth
inning when Bryan sent a
solo shot over the left field
fence.


extra boost. But it's been a
continuous struggle."
Doctors were unable
to find exactly what was
wrong with Milton's shoul-
der until a doctor at the
University of Alabama-Bir-
mingham diagnosed the
winged scapula.
From that point, she was
able to focus.on her rehab,
which included stretching
and strengthening exer-
cises to restore the range of
motion in her shoulder.
But Milton said it was the
not knowing what specifi-
cally was wrong with her
that made it difficult.
"It seemed like every
doctor I saw told me some-
thing different," she said.
"I had nerve tests done
and saw chiropractors and
nothing showed up and
nothing ever worked. Fi-
nally, something did work.
The stretching was the only
thing that worked."
The stretching exercises
include lying down with
her elbow being held at a
90-degree angle and being
pushed and turned down
by a trainer.
It's a routine she goes
through every day before
pitching, and Milton said
it has not only restored her
range of motion but added
strength she didn't previ-
ously possess.
"I feel better than my.


able to have a few days
off to try to get everybody
some rest and get every-
body healthy."
Starting center Joseph
Uchebo and starting for-
ward Tevin Baskin have
both been unable to prac-
tice for the last month due
to injuries, but Headrick
said that both had partici-
pated in practice this week
and that has made a major
difference.
"Practice has been
better from having them
back the last few days," he
said.
"I think you play the
way you practice, and


Sports Briefs
State in Pensacola, with
the women's game starting
at 5:30 p.m., and the men
to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Chipola Baseball
Chipola will return
home this weekend to face
LSU-Eunice at 12 p.m., on
Friday, Middle Georgia on
Saturday at 11 a.m., LSU-
Eunice again Saturday at 4
p.m., and Middle Georgia
on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Chipola Softball
, The Lady Indians will
have a road doubleheader
today against Enterprise
State in Enterprise, Ala.,
with the games starting at
1 and 3 p.m.
They'll finish up the
week at Frank Brown Park
in Panama City, facing
Lake Land, Broward, and
Georgia Perimeter on
Friday at 3, 5, and 7 p.m.,
then Wallace-Hanceville
and Chattanooga State
on Saturday at 1 and 3
p.m., and finally Gadsden
College and Chattanooga


Gray Gilmore followed
that with a two-out single,
but a strikeout ended the
inning.
MHS threatened again in
the top of the sixth with a
lead-off double by Long.
Following a strikeout,
Jake Daffin came in to
pinch hit and sent a 3-0
pitch to right field to score
Long and make it a 4-3
game, but a pair of outs
followed to leave Daffin
stranded on first.
Crestview picked up its
final run in the sixth inning
to make it 5-3.
Marianna threatened in
the top half of the seventh
when Bryan singled with
one out.
A fly out was followed by
a single byTrenton Nobles,
but a deep fly to center by
Long was snagged to end
the game.
The MHS JV team will see
action Friday when they
travel to Bay High.


old self, actually," she said.
"My shoulder is completely
loose again. I always knew
something wasn't right be-
fore. I wasn't able to throw
like I wanted. Now, I'm re-
ally loose and it feels really
good. I really have to keep
at it and try to get back to
where I was and get better
and surpass what I was." ,
I Milton's emergence
makes an already strong
Chipola pitching staff with
the likes of Michele Hester
and EvaVoortman just that
much more formidable.
"I said in January that a
lot of our success depends
on her health," Hendrix
said of Milton. "We're very
excited about what she can
do. She's got good stuff.
She's a very good pitcher.
She can throw in the low
60s, she's got good move-
ment on her pitches, and a
changeup that's deadly.
"We now have three
pitchers that could be the
No. 1 pitcher on anybody's
team. That's going to keep
our arms fresh and help
us a lot when we get to the
Panhandle Conference
schedule."
Chipola will be back in
action today with a road
doubleheader against En-
terprise State before fin-
ishing the week with seven
games at Frank Brown Park
in Panama City.


that's tough to do when
you don't have key guys
practicing. But I feel good
about it. The guys are
locked in. They're not too
high or too low, and that's
a good thing going into a
game like this."
Pensacola State won
the first match-up with
Chipola 45-42 on Jan. 18 in
Pensacola, and the Indians
took the rematch 61-48 on
Feb. 4 in Marianna.
Chipola will finish the
season Saturday at home
against Gulf Coast State,
while Pensacola will fin-
ish Saturday in Tallahassee
against TCC.


State on Sunday at 10
a.m., and 12 p.m.
Sportsman's Dinner
There will be a Sports-
man's Dinner on Friday at
6 p.m. at Eastside Baptist
Church, 4785 Highway
90 in Marianna. Cost is
$7. Guest speaker will be
Evangelist Morris Ander-
son of Morris Anderson
Outdoors.
Giveaways include
a shotgun, rifle, and a
$1,000 hunting trip. All
hunters, fishermen, camp-
ers, shooters, runners,
joggers, and sports fans
welcome.
Arrive early for bow
target shooting from 5
to 6 p.m. For tickets, call
526-2004, 526-4050 or
718-7735.
Sports Items
Send all sports items to editorial@
jcfloridan.com, or fax them to
850-482-4478. The mailing address
for the paper is Jackson County
Floridan P.O. Box 520 Marianna, FL
32447.


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From Page 1B
it within the team, as the stakes are well
known to everyone.
"Honestly, we haven't talked about it
much," Lane said. "They know they've
got to win. If we've got to tell you that
we need to win, then you're in trouble.
If you don't already have that sense of
urgency in you, then you're going to
struggle."
It was just last week that the Lady Indi-
ans appeared very much in the driver's
seat in the race for the postseason, with
a home game against a short-handed
Northwest team on Feb. 14.
But the Lady Raiders jumped out to a
big lead and held off a furious late rally
by Chipola to hold on for the 59-55 win.
With a victory, Chipola could've tak-
en a two game lead with two games
to play, but now the Lady Indians will
have to win two games just to avoid
elimination.
"We didn't play well in that game, but
we can't change what happened," Lane
said. "That's been the frustrating part all
year. We are inconsistent as players and
inconsistent as a team. We'll have one
good half, and then one bad half. We
have a great 10 minute stretch and then
we struggle. We'll play bad for 30 min-
utes and then play great for the last 10.
The inconsistency is very frustrating."
To get back in the race, Chipola will
have to beat the only Panhandle team it
hasn't defeated this season, as the Lady
Pirates won the first match-up 85-82 on
Jan. 18 in Pensacola, and then the re-
match 71-60 on Feb. 4 in Marianna.
However, the Lady Pirates have lost
their last two games, falling to Gulf


Hot
From Page 1B
Chipola hitters had a good time of it
as well, with Lindsey Hamlin, Mya An-
derson, and Hayley Parker all hitting
two home runs over the weekend, while
sophomore Ebony Wright hitting her
first of the season in the win over Chat-
tahoochee Valley.
Wright was an incredible 12 of 15 in
the five games to lift her season batting
average to a team best .615.
Hendrix said that the new approach of
building a team through speed and con-
tact hitters is showing great dividends
so far this season.
"One through nine, we're very athletic
this year," the coach said. "Not only can
we hit the ball, but we can also lay down
a bunt. Our No. 4 hitter Lindsey Hamlin
is on a 17-game hitting streak, but she
struggled to get a hit in one of the games
and laid down a perfect bunt and beat it
out to get on. That's our No. 4 hitter and


Coast 99-95 on the road and Northwest
99-89 at home.
"They hit a little bit of a bump," Lane
said of the Lady Pirates. "We all go
through it at some point during the sea-
son, and theirs is happening right now.
But they've had some time to regroup a
little bit, and they know their ticket's not
punched yet either. They've got to win
another game to make sure they get in,
so they're going to have some urgency
about themselves."
While most teams would prefer to
have a game of such magnitude in their
home gym, perhaps the Lady Indians
would rather it be on the road where
they're 4-1 this season against Panhan-
dle opponents.
The only away loss was to the Lady
Pirates.
"If you told me before the season that
we'd go either 5-1 or 4-2 on the road in
the conference, then I'm telling you that
we're in it for sure. But that just hasn't
been the case," Lane said. "For whatever
reason, we play a little better away from
home. Hopefully, we'll draw from that
play better (tonight)."
Lane reacts to Scovel's
retirement
A long time nemesis during his time as
Chipola coach, Lane said he was sorryto
see legendary Gulf Coast women's coach
Ronnie Scovel announce her retirement
at the end of this season to move into an
administrative position at the school.
"I think she saw an opportunity to
have a new position and a chance to
really enjoy her family life," the coach
said. "She certainly has nothing to prove
as a coach. She's done it all. If it wasn't
for her, the Panhandle wouldn't be what
it is today."


probably the slowest kid on the team.
"Ebony Wright is our No. 9 hitter and
she's leading the team in hitting. It just
shows how deep we are as a team this
year."
Hendrix said that the rigorous fall
schedule that included games against
the likes of Florida, Florida State and
LSU helped lay the foundation for the
spring success that the team is having.
"We take a beating in the fall going
against those teams," she said. "You al-
ways worry about losing too much in
the fall because you don't want the girls
to get used to losing, but' now they're
used to winning. They don't anticipate
losing. That's not an option for them.
"This group really gets along well and
really pushes each other. We don't have
to push them as coaches. They push
each other."
Chipola will return to action today
for a road doubleheader against Enter-
prise State and will finish the week in
Panama City at Frank Brown Park for
seven games this weekend.


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SPORTS


Woods still a target


The Associated Press

MARANA, Ariz. Tiger
Woods must be mellowing
with age.
There was a time when
a comment from his op-
ponent in the Match Play
Championship, even
tongue-in-cheek, would
be an extra bit of moti-
vation that Woods didn't
need. Most famous at this
event was in 2006, when
Stephen Ames was asked
about playing Woods and
said that anything could
happen, adding with a big
smile, "Especially where
he's hitting it."
Woods beat him 9 and 8,
the most lopsided score in
tournament history.-
But that was whenWoods
was No. 1 in the world. He
is the No. 19 seed this week
at Dove Mountain.
That was when Woods
was winning two majors
a year. Now he hasn't won
a tour event in more than
two years.
So when Gonzalo Fer-
nandez-Castano, who
faces Woods in the open-
ing round Wednesday, said
that his opponent is "beat-
able," Woods didn't seem
the least bit bothered.
"I feel exactly the same
way as he does," Woods
said. "I feel he's beatable,
too." i
Then again, that goes for
all 64 players in the field for
the first World Golf Cham-
pionship of the year. The
difference in talent at this
level of golf is miniscule.
Over 18 holes of match
play, it's even smaller.
The best example might
be Luke Donald, the de-
fending champion and No.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tiger Woods walks to the driving range before playing a practice round at the Match Play
Championship golf tournament, Tuesday in Marana, Ariz.


1 player in the world. For
his opening round, he gets
to play Ernie Els, a three-
time major champion and
seven-time winner of the
World Match Play Cham-
pionship at Wentworth,
where each match is con-
tested over 36 holes.
Not since the inaugural
Match Play Championship
in 1999 has No. 1 against
No. 64 featured such big
stars, when Woods beat
Nick Faldo.
Of course, there's a rea-
son Els comes in as the No.
64 seed.
The Big Easy hasn't won
since the South African
Open at the end of 2010,
and he only got into this
tour-nament because Phil
Mickelson is taking a fami-
ly vacation (Paul Casey lat-
er withdrew with injury). If
his results don't improve


quickly, he might be out
of the Masters for the first
time in nearly 20 years.
Donald has had a slow
start to the year. He tied
for 48th in the Abu Dhabi
Championship, and closed
with a 78 at Riviera last
week to tie for 56th, the
first time in more than two
years that he didn't earn
rank-ing points despite
making the cut.
Even so, he's coming off
a year in which he won
money titles on the PGA
Tour and European Tour,
and won a career-high four
tournaments, starting with
the Match Play Champion-
ship. Donald was so domi-
nant at Dove Mountain last
year that he never played
the 18th hole all week in
competition.
"He had an unbelievable
year last year, and becom-


ing world No. 1. So he's
got a lot going for him,"
Els said. "It's 18 holes, you
know? It's not like I'm the
worst match-play player
in the world, either. I think
I know what I need to do.
You've got to keep the ball
in play. You've got to keep
it in play on every single
hole, because he's going to
be in every hole.
"It's basically who can
make 'the most putts and
make the most birdies," he
said. "So we'll take it from
there."
U.S.. Open champion
Rory McIlroy makes his
PGA Tour debut this year
by taking on George Coe-
tzee, who is playing for the
first time ever in America
as a pro. Coetzee got in
when Casey's shoulder in-
jury from snowboarding
was not fully healed.


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Molina eyes new



role with Rays


The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG A
career backup with two
World Series rings, Jose
Molina is excited about
having an opportunity
to become an everyday
catcher with the Tampa
Bay Rays.
At least as regular as you
reasonably can expect at
age 36.
The brother of a couple
of other two-time World
Series winners, Bengie
and Yadier Molina, signed
with the Rays this offsea-
son. Manager Joe Maddon
envisions a healthy "J-Mo"
starting somewhere be-
tween 80 and 90 games as
the Ray chase their fourth
playoff berth in five years.
Molina says he prepar-


ing as if he's going to play
162, even though he's
never appeared in more
than 100 during parts of
12 seasons with the Cubs,
Angels, Yankees and Blue
Jays.
"I'm ready to catch 162
every year, not just this
year. Every year. Because
you never know. If the
starting catcher gets hurt,
you have to come in and
be ready to do your job,"
Molina said Tuesday, the
first day of spring training
for Tampa Bay's pitchers
and catchers.
Known more for his de-
fensive skills than his of-
fense, Molina started 44
games as a backup to To-
ronto rookie J.P Arencibia
while batting a career-best
.281 with three homers.


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ACROSS 48Rapunzel,
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38 Imperative Marie
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AnJnie's Mailbox


Dear Annie: My husband and I were
both widowed before meeting. We are
now 70 and have been happily married
for six years. We both have grown chil-
dren. Everything is good in our blended
family except for my son's wife. "Stacy"
has been a thorn in my side from the day
they married 20 years ago. My former
husband and I always managed tokeep
her quick temper under control. But
since he died and I remarried, she's gone
completely overboard. She has stopped
my son from having any contact with our
family, including his brothers and me.
Stacy has been unable to hold down a job
because she can't get along with others.
She's judgmental, critical and short-tem-
pered. She is often jealous and has many
unresolved issues from her childhood.
She is keeping us away from her family,
and none of us has seen my grandsons in
three years. She says we aren't trustwor-
thy, but that isn't true. We are not deceit-
ful in any way, and our word is good.
The rest of the family continues to get
together without my son and daughter-
in-law, but we miss them very much. Our


Horoscope
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Although it will be
easy for you to get along
with most people, you can
still expect cross words to
come out of your mouth
if a nasty person ticks you
off.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
If you expect friends or
family to do things for you
that you can easily do for
yourself, you're going to be
severely disappointed.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) Even if you're sure
of yourself, it isn't smart to
forcibly impose your be-
liefs on others.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Although you may be
able to see some changes
that would clearly benefit
your family, your kinfolk
may not be prepared to
make them.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Even if another has bet-
ter ideas, you may not be
easily convinced.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
-Your conclusions regard-
ing how others should be
managing their affairs will
be right on the money.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Avoid inclinations to
treat simple situations in a
heavy-handed manner.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-0ct. 23)-
Attend to tasks that require
know-how and concentra-
tion as early in the day as
Possible, while you're fresh
and alert.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Socializing and be-
ing with friends will be
fun, provided the time
spent with them is of short
duration.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21) Because your
temper might have a short
fuse right now, you could
bring woe to those who
cross you and ,make you
angry.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Have the courage of
your convictions, because
if you don't, a know-it-all
might try to intimidate you
by discounting your ideas
in front of others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Instead of apply-
ing incoming funds to
new endeavors or mer-
chandise that you've had
your eye on, it would be a
whole lot smarter to pay
off some of your old debts
first.


blended family is kind and loving toward
one another. But those two grandsons
don't know us, and it looks like that
won't change anytime soon. My son is
overwhelmed with Stacy's control issues,
so he just goes along with whatever she
wants. Cards, letters, phone calls and
emails go unanswered. Do you have any
suggestions?
GRANDMAWITH A BROKEN
HEART
Dear Grandma: We are so sorry that your
son and his wife have chosen to exclude
themselves from a loving family. Without
your son's insistence, it is unlikely Stacy
will come around. We understand that he
is reluctant to rock the boat and possibly
damage his marriage, but he shouldn't
be isolated from his family in order to
placate his wife. It is a form of emotional
abuse. Please continue to send cards,
letters and e-mails without expect-
ing replies. You never know what gets
through. Depending on your state, you
also could sue for visitation privileges if
you so choose. A lawyer with expertise in
grandparents' rights can help you.


Bridge
With respect to this column, we should make that: North .2-22-12
"Learn from yesterday, reprise today, use tomorrow. The A K 2
important thing is not to stop asking for a stopper."
In yesterday's column, the opener cue-bid the inter- 94
venor's suit on the second round of the auction, an- 652
nouncing game-forcing values and asking responder K Q J 95
to bid no-trump with a stopper in the opponent's suit. West East
Today, the responder makes an identIcal inquiry. 4 10 8 6 5 3 4 J 94
South opens one diamond, North responds two clubs, Y 8 5 2 V A K Q J 10
East overcalls two hearts, and South rebids three dia- # J K 9 7
monds. North has game-going values and would like to 4 8 6 3 2 4 74
get into three no-trump, but does not have a heart stop-South
per, so cannot bid no-trump himself. He cue-bids three
hearts to transmit that exact message. South does not Q '
have a heart stopper either, so continues with four dia- 7 6 3
monds. (Yes, he might have bid four clubs.) North raises A Q 10 8 4 3
to five diamonds. 4 A 10
East takes two heart tricks, then shifts to a club. How D r
should declarer continue? Dealer South
South must not lose a trump trick. The best play is Vulnerable: Both
low to the queen on the first round. This wins when South West North East
East has king-doubleton or West has a singleton jack. 1 # Pass 24 2 V
Those two layouts are more likely than East's having 3 Pass 3 V Pass
king-jack-third. 4 Pass 5 All pass
Declarer wins trick three on the board, plays a dia-
mond to his queen, ruffs his last heart, leads a diamond Opening lead: 2
to his 10, cashes the diamond ace, and claims. Openng lead: 9


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Beach home in Panama
City Beach 3/3
Sleeps 5-6, 2 Pools Tennis
Court Exercise Room.
Exclusive Property. Starts May 1.
Toll Free 1-800-541-3431, $1,300

UNES All Condos are Gulf Front,
3 Bedroom, 3 Bath units
with a 2-person Hot Tub overlooking the Gulf.
Mention this ad for a special rate.
www.hiddendunescondo.com 877-377-7707

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I Pay CASH for Diabetic test-
strips. Up to $10 per box!
Most brands considered.
All boxes must be unopened
and unexpired.
Call Matt 334-392-0260


ALMOST NEW CONSIGNMENTS
Women-Men-Kids-Maternity-Toys-BabyStuff- Formals.
Let us sell your almost new stuff for cash.
Bring it to us anytime, any season.
We will tag & price your stuff or you can.
Call'334-677-SHOP "7467"
1656 Montgomery Hwy. Dothan. Inside RCC.

STORE CLOSING:
Medford Interiors & Antique Marketplace
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Desks, file cabinets, printers,
office supplies, calculators.
FINAL WEEK OF MARKDOWNS
Everything is priced to sell;
Inventory added daily
LAST DAY IS FEBRUARY 29,2012.
All types furniture, mirrors, paintings,
glassware, lamps, Picutres, jewelry.
Sale includes Antique Marketplace also.
3820 RCC, Dothan., AL 334-702-7390.

STORE CLOSING:
Medford Interiors & Antique Marketplace
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Desks, file cabinets, printers,
office supplies, calculators.
NOTHING HELD BACK
Everything is priced to sell;
Inventory added daily
LAST DAY IS FEBRUARY 29,2012.
All types furniture, mirrors, paintings,
glassware, lamps, Picutres, jewelry.
Sale includes Antique Marketplace also.
3820 RCC, Dothan., AL. 334-702-7390.

($) FINANCIAL



Raceway is currently seeking
business owners to lease a
Raceway location near you.
All interested parties please call
(800)688-6199 or visit our website at
www.myracewaystore.com

(i) MERCHANDISE

TV Sony 55 HDTV LCD Projection, $500, 850-
482-4752

Bar Stools: (2) Gold metal w/cream seats. $75
for both. 850-482-7491
Bed BEIGE WROUGHT IRON (LATTICE DESIGN)
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CHEST/NIGHTSTAND. 5 Drawer, DARK WOOD
$125 FOR BOTH PIECES. 850-209-2207.
SOFA Beige Tweed $100, Call 850-209-2207
for information.

Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.

Pool: Above ground. Round 18'x4' deep. extra
ground cloth & cover. $150. 850-482-7491 $150.

fEi* PETS & ANIMALS

CKC Reg. adorable Poodle puppies, white &
black parti, phantom, black & apricot 6 wks.
old 2-18-12. S/W, home raised with parents,
very social & playful 5-F $300. ea. 1-M $250.
small largetoy 334-585-5595 or 334-441-8336.
FREE: Adorable mixed breed 4mos old puppy,
needs good home. 850-526-3835
FREE: Bosnian Hound/English Bulldog mix:
2 females, 1 male, almost 6 wks. 850-579-4153.



Puppies for Sale CKC Toy Poodles- Males $250.
also Shih-poos Males $250 or'females $350.
Home raised and Paper trained.
Call 334-794-2854.
S.E. ALABAMA KENNEL CLUB
Good Manners Obedience,
Confirmation classes,
$50. for 6 weeks
-Rally /Agility Intro. $75.
4 Shots required 4
Starting March 6th
4 Call 334-790-6226 or 334-299-3315
or 850-547-2370


Shih-Tzu puppies: Just in time for Valentine.
CKC registered. Male and female left. $300
each. Call, text or email 334-596-3940
wridothanmgr@aol.com


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2881
CB Antennae, 9ft $25 850-394-7687
Dining Room Table, large, 3 x5% w/2 leaves
to expand to 7'10" $300 850-569-2194
Engine/transmission for 1991 Jimmy, 4.3 Itr V6,
runs fine, $500 '850-569-2194
Entertainment Center .White. 48"Wx60"Hx20"D
$35. 850-482-2636 Marianna
Flat Screen TV: LCD 32" Samsung, brand new
in box, $300. Marianna. Call 850-209-0096
Ladder Stand, 12ft $40 850-394-7687
Motorcycle Saddlebags .NEW 18"lx10"hx7d
Studded w/Eagle emblem. $100. 850-482-2636
Pressurized Tank, 11 gal. $25 Fuel Tank used
for diesel, 250 gal. $250 850-569-2194


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S Large rolls of Hay for Sale
Bahia & Coastal
4 3 Daytime 334-585-3039,
-- after 5pm & weekends 585-5418


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Pine / Hardwood in your area.
No tract to small / CustomThinning
Call Pea River Timber
1 334-389-2003 4= _
WANTED TO RENT: Farm/Pasteur Land
in surrounding Jackson County Area.
850-718-1859

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Prom Dress.Orange Crush,size 10 strapless
w/BIG POOFY Bottom $200. 850-482-2636
Rifle, Lee Enfield #4MK1 Canadian, $500 850-
569-2194
Rims: Dodge Dakota Set (4) Stock 6 lug, 15"
rims w/tires (2 good, 2 fair) $100.850-693-9961
Scuba weight belt, knife & BC.$25 each, Ma-
rine Radio $50 850-394-7687
Sewing machine: Kenmore 12 stitch w/cabinet
and accessories $150 for all 850-482-2636
Skillet, 14" all clad by Emeril Lagassi, nearly
new $25 850-482-4132
Wedding Dress Size 8 tag still inside -sequins
long sleeves $89. 850-592-8769


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LOOKING FOR MATURE, DEPENDABLE
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EARN EXTRA



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1AM to 6 AM

Must have dependable
transportation, minimum
liability insurance & valid
driver's license.

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application at the Jackson
County Floridan,
4403 Constitution Lane,
Marianna, FL


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Signature HealthCare
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1083 Sanders Avenue,
Graceville, FL


EDUCATION
& INSTRUCTION

Call Fortis College
Today!
FOR T s Prepare for a career in
F CI Healthcare, HVAC &
COLLEGE Refrigeration and
Electrical Trades.
Call 888-202-4813 or
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visit www.fortis.edu
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LO K Will Train
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1 and 2 BR Apartments for rent, Marianna area,
call 850-693-0570 Iv msg.

Hay pasture on New Hope Rd.( 3 miles west of
Marianna) for rent. Call 770-532-7207.

3BR 1BA Furnished House in Rocky Creek Com-
mnunity, $550/mo. No pets, credit report, de-
posit, lyr lease required. 850-638-4620/638-
6405

3/1 brick home, Malone/ Bascom area, Ig yard,
taking aDDlications. $575/mo. 850-209-1265


3BR 2BA Block Home on 10 acres, Compass
Lake area, Energy efficient, CH/A, Outdoor
pets ok, $850 + dep. 850-573-0466
Austin Tyler & Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
4 850- 526-3355 4m
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"

WANTED: Land to lease for hunting .
Adult group of 4-6 hunters. Any size property
considered. Pay in cash, have insurance.
m#386-547-9447 4m

2/2 Located between Grand Ridge & Sneads
water& garbage included $350/month 850-573-
0308.
2/2 Mobile Home $450 + deposit, appliances,
washer & dryer, water/garbage & sewer
included 850-482-4455
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http:// www.charloscountry living. com.
850-258-4868/209-8847
2 & 3BR 2BA Mobile Homes in Cottondale no
pets, Central Heat & Air $400-$450 850-258-
1594 leave message
2BR 1BA MH, in Cottondale, Quiet, $275/mo
NO PETS, 850-352-2947
3BR 2BA, big lot, deposit & ref. req. no pets, $500 850-
593-6457
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
I Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
4850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4m


Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. Also available,
1 & 2BR Apts & Houses. For details
0850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4
Very Clean 3BR 2BA, excellent location, many
amenities, dep & ref. req. No Pets, $550,
850-638-7822
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174 Acres Land For Sale Located on Hwy 90
West, Marianna, FL $3,000 P/A 850-209-8089

3BR IBA brick home w/2 car carport on 1 ac. in
Malone. all electric, 2 block out bldgs, fruit &
nut trees, $75k will consider owner financing.
850-569-1015

RECREATION


350 HONDA-Fourtrax Rancher, low mileage,
garage kept, great condition $3,000 334-687-
0328,334-695-8126

2004 Moomba Mobius LSV
21' Brand new 5.7L V8
Vortec motor, under war-
ranty, tower w/speakers,
W CD player, iPod hookup, 3
AMPS, Perfect Pass, Wake Plate, and extras!
$27,500 OBO. Call 334-618-3356


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2010 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 5th Wheel
One Big Slide Out, 2 Flat Screen TVs Sidewinder
Hitch "Like New" $23,900 Call 334-701-2101

2002 Hurricane Class A Motorhome 34 ft ,
Single Slide, Just serviced. New A/C. Approx.
9,000 miles. Excellent condition. Asking
$31,000. Call 850-526-4394 after 5PM or
850-718-6259
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will deliver. $8,900. Call cell @ 484-550-9821
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TRANSPORTATION


Jeep '83 CJ-7, Over $25K
invested. 350 Chevy en-
gine. 400 Turbo Transmis-
sion & Transfer Case..410
7Gears. Too many extras
to list. Contact me and I
will email you a complete list of extras. Must
sacrifice at $9,000. Call Blake at 334-695-1033


1964 Impala SS327 engine,
S disc brakes, power
steering, beautiful
interior. 95% Restored.
Serious inquires only please.
Call 334-618-1055, leave message.


Cadillac'94 Seville, 4-door, new motor, good
condition white in color $2500. 334--792-5822.
Chevrolet '05 Suburban LS:
V-8, fully loaded, 49K
miles flex fuel, black,
great condition and very
clean. Located in
Enterprise $17,000. OBO Call 352-207-0032

Pontiac 2005 GTO -excellent condition 82k
miles a/c blows COLD tires have less than 2k
miles on them Oil changed with mobile 1 syn-
thetic every 5k miles manual 6 speed Hurst
performance shifter K&N filter Gets on average
26 mpg on the hwy (most mileage is hwy) and
20 in the city $14,500 or best offer, call between
1-10 p.m., 334-796-2000, No trades

Meed a MJew omen?
Checf out the Classifiedc


Ford 2000 150 23,000 Miles.
16 Months Old This is a 2010
F150 4X4 Super Cab with 4.6L
V8. Color is Metallic Dark
Blue Pearl with tan cloth inte-
rior. It is a four-door with 2
full size benches (to include
console on front bench). It
has the Microsoft Sync bluetooth audio and
phone system, 6-disk CD player, auxiliary
(headphone jack size) input, and USB
input/charger. It has a 5' plastic lined bed with
Retrax-brand bed cover (lockable, waterproof,
retractable aluminum bed cover). It also has
the step-assist system (that includes a step
and handle that pull out of the tailgate to help
getting in and out of the bed very conven-
ient). It has a few scratches for which pictures
can be sent over email upon request. 845-325-
6332, $22,000

OT BAD CREDIT? DO YOU NEED A VEHICLE?
I can get U Riding Today!
S$0 Down/ 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK!
Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade anything!
Bring In Your W-2! Ride Today! *
SCall Steve 334-803-9550


[ Lincoln '92 Town Car.
Mechanically sound and
S- good tires. $1,795 or best
U offer. 334-618-9852

Nissan '00 Maxima
$3599.00. Local Trade!
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call: 334-718-2121.

Nissan'05 Maxima, Silver with tinted windows,
Moonroof, LOADED, Great Condition, 122k Mi.
Asking $9,900. Call 334-797-9290


Pontiac '02 Sunfire red in color,
SE Coupe, 1- owner, exc. cond.
-- sun roof, auto trans, rear
spoiler, tilt steering, anit-lock
brakes, keyless ent. cruise con-
trol, power doors, am/fm cassette, like new
tires w/ warr. 80K miles, $3,999.480-528-5431;
Pontiac '99 Firebird Formula LS 1:
T-top with midnight blue, leather seats, low
mileage, 8 cylinder, 6 speed manual. New
clutch, trans., and brakes. Transmission still
under warranty. $4,500. Call 334-268-9046


Toyota'98 Camry
$4599.00. Run Excellent!
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call: 334-718-2121.


2003 Suzuki 1400 Intruder
for sale. Beautiful bi
ke in great shape. 8,000
miles. Windshield, saddle
bags, new battery, NICE!!!
Call (334) 797-9772 to ar-
range appointment. $6,000
2006 Honda CRF250r. low hours, runs excellent.
$600 Tune-up just completed at Dothan
Powersports. Brand new rear tire! Aftermarket
exhaust. Located in Graceville, FL.
Call 229-977-2137.
Harley '98 Heritage Softtail Red, 31K Mi. New
Tires, New Brakes, Real Good Condition $8500
850-526-1414
Harley Davidson '08 md#FXSTB Night Train,
17800K miles, 1-Owner, excellent condition,
photos available.
334-798-3247 or 850-217-1647. $12,500.
Harley Davison '06 Super Glide solo mustang
seat w/matching saddle bag, mid rise handle-
bars, forward controls, less than l1k mi, lots of
xtras, $8500 850-482-4537
S.PORTUTIiIi T
GMC'09 Denali XL 1500 AWD: black with black
leather interior, fully loaded with all options,
48k miles. Asking $39,950. OBO Call 334-790-
0511


Ford '04 F-250 Super Duty 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat
6.0 V-8 Diesel, Dark Blue, Loaded, 146K Mi.
Excellent Condition, $18,995 334-790-4167
or 334-714-2129
SFord '06 F-150 XLT
Supercrew 4 Door. 5.4L
P.. V-8, Bedliner, Toolbox.
Garage Kept
Very Clean.
Excellent Condition. 75K Miles. $15,200.00.
Day. 334-596-4095
Ford '87 F150- runs good,
-, white, good condition,
clean. $1,800
Call 334-798-1768 or 334-
691-2987 or 334-691-7111

SFreightliner '04 Columbia,
APU, Refrigerator,
Microwave', XM Radio,
Great Shape, Looks Good,
$23,000 OBO
334-798-1587

GMC'06 Sierra 1500 HD SLE: 4x4 with Leer
Fiberglass Truck Cap with side doors, flashing
roof light, 206k miles, and in good condition.
Must see! $8,800. Call 334-793-4700
John Deere 7810, good clean tractor
Call: 334-701-4119 or 334-701-8500.


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DID YOU KNOW

Bob Pforte Chrysler Dodge Jeep/Ram
Has been selling Chrysler Products 50 yrs
Has Low Overhead & Friendly Employees
Has 4 Generations of Loyal Customers
Is a Family Oriented Business
SIs Surviving Because of our Loyal Customers
Has Exceptional Five Star Service
Wants to Continue to be Your Dealer
Our Employees invite you to help us
Just Click BobPforteDodge.com

or call 850-482-4601

THANKS!!!


Chevrolet '97 Astro Van
conversion Van raised
roof, loaded, new tires,
One owner, GREAT
condition. 52K mi.
$8,900. 334-897-2054 or
334-464-1496
GMC '02 Savannah
1500 Van: White, Explorer
Conversion, excellent
condition, 41933K miles,
new tires, limited slip
Deferential, one owner, $12,500. 334-347-7923
Honda '95 Odyssey Van
loaded, rear air, clean, 160k
mi. $2200. OBO 334-691-7111
or 334-798-1768 or 334-691-
7111
Nissan '11 Quest LE.
Titanium Beige, fully
loaded, leather seats,
Boss Audio, DVD sys-
tem, nagivation, blind
spot warning, double
moon roof, only 8,100 miles. Must see!!!
$34,850. Call 334-347-5096 or 334-406-2925



1ST PLACE TO CALL FOR ALL OF
YOUR TOWING NEEDS!
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AUTO BODY & RECYCLING
PAYINGTOP DOLLAR FOR JUNK CARS
Contact Jason Harger at 334-791-2624


CALL FOR TOP PRICE
FOR JUNK VEHICLES
I ALSO SELL USED PARTS
24 HOUR TOWING 334-792-8664

SGot a Clunker
? J We'll be your Junker!
We buy wrecked cars
and Farm Equip. at a
fair and honest price!
$325. & up for
Complete Cars CALL 334-702-4323

SGuaranteed highest prices
paid for your Junk or unwanted vehicles
& farming equipment,


WANTED TO BUY!
USED / REBUILT TRANSMISSION
For 2005 Ford Taurus.
6 Cylinder, V6, 3.0 Engine.
SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY.
CALL: 334-333-1600.

a* We buy Wrecked Vehicles
running or not 325. & up according to
vehicle 334-794-9576 or 344-791-4714


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FOR JUNK CARS!!!!!!
Call 334-818-1274


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SPORTS


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NFL concussion fallout raises red flags in NASCAR


The Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
- If Michael Waltrip were
to count up all the con-
cussions he has sustained
over a NASCAR career that
stretches back nearly 30
years, he'd certainly hit
10 and probably keep
going.
Safety measures since
Dale Earnhardt's death in
2001 have gone a long way
toward preventing head
injuries, and NASCAR of-
ficials have taken steps
to improve the way they
identify and treat concus-
sions. But Waltrip knows
that won't undo all those
hits he took in the 1980s
and '90s.
"I whacked my head a
lot," Waltrip said. "If you
think about this, I showed
up in'85, when it was rela-
tively 'safe.' We thought we
had it figured out. I raced
all the way through 2001
when people were getting
killed. And all through that
time, I was hitting my head
and knocking myself out
and getting concussions
and going to the hospital.
And I don't know what that
means to me in 10 years.
But I know it's a concern."
The 48-year-old Waltrip
gets uneasy when he hears
stories about NFL players
and other athletes who
are having serious neuro-
logical problems after they
retire, issues that a grow-
ing amount of research
indicates may have been
caused by repetitive brain
injuries they sustained
during their playing days.
Could that happen to
him, too?
"I would be the perfect
case study to see what's
going to happen," Waltrip
said. "Because I can go
back and look at the races
and count up times I was
knocked unconscious
that I can't count on both
hands."


Michael Waltrip (left) holds his head as he walks to ah ambulance after flipping his Chevrolet during the NASCAR NAPA 300 at
the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla in 2000.


Five-time NASCAR
champion Jimmie Johnson
says he has had two con-
cussions racing stock cars,
and probably many more
racing dirt bikes when he
was younger.
"We're not immune to
concussions," Johnson
said. "And certainly af-
ter severe concussions
or being concussed sev-
eral times, the numbers
change. We know that. The
dynamic is there. I think
we've reduced the oppor-
tunity for it to happen, but
ultimately, it can happen. I
just think the odds are a lot
better today than they've
ever been."
Earnhardt's death in the
2001 Daytona 500-which
came after drivers Kenny
Irwin, Adam Petty and
Tony Roper all were killed
from similar head injuries
- forced NASCAR to get
serious about safety.
Today, drivers must wear
a head and neck restraint,
while impact-absorbing


SAFER barriers have been
installed on racetrackwalls
and NASCAR completely
redesigned race cars to
reduce the risk of injury.
Racing seats used to look
a lot like passenger car
seats; now they look more
like something out of a
spaceship, with foam-pad-
ded supports oneach side
of the helmet that barely
allows a driver's head to
move during a crash.
It's working. Going into
Sunday's Daytona 500,
there hasn't bedn a death
in NASCAR's top three
national series since
Earnhardt's.
"If I'm Kasey Kahne or
Kyle Busch, I don't have
those concerns anymore,"
Waltrip said. "We've got the
cars and the tracks, we've
got it all fixed. You can still
get hurt. You're, running
200 miles an hour. But the
chances of getting hurt
are slimmer. The chances
of hitting your head and
hurting it are really slim."


"I would be the perfect case study. Ican go back and
look at the races and count up times Ias knocked
unconscious tlt can't count on both hands"
Michael Waltrp,
NASCAR driver


NASCAR officials say
they've identified 29 con-
cussiops in their top three
series since 2004 and
only 11 of those happened
in the past five seasons.
."Not huge numbers,
when you see it," said
Steve O'Donnell, NAS-
CAR's senior vice presi-
dent of racing operations.
"But with each of those,
each one's different, we've
had to assess each one dif-
ferently. Knock on wood,
we haven't had as many to
have to deal with."
And while there have
been some drivers who
experienced long-term ef-
fects from traumatic head
injuries over the years
- including Bobby Al-


lison, Ernie Irvan, Jerry
Nadeau and Steve Park -
O'Donnell says -NASCAR
doesn't see any evidence
of widespread health is-
sues related to multiple
head injuries, as the NFL
and other sports are.
In response to reports of
football players, hockey
players and other athletes
having serious neurologi-
cal issues in retirement,
researchers at the Boston-
based Sports Legacy In-
stitute have studied brain
tissue of deceased former
athletes. They've found
evidence of a degenera-
tive brain disease known
as Chronic Traumatic En-
cephalopathy that has
been linked to repetitive


brain injuries.
O'Donnell said NASCAR
officials have noticed.
"Absolutely," O'Donnell
said. "It's something we
pay attention to on any as-
pect of other sports, what
they're doing. Can we learn
from it? Can we implement
some of these things?We're
open to working with any
other sport as well."
For now, veteran driver
Jeff Burton is trying to
gather as much informa-
tion as he can about the
long-term effects of con-
cussions. Burton's father-
in-law is a physician and
has attended sports medi-
cine conferences on his
behalf.
"I think anybody that
has any sense at all has to
understand that it doesn't
matter if you're playing
football or hockey or rac-
ing a car, head injuries can
have bad ramifications
later in life," Burton said.
"It appears to be the case.
I think we are exposed to
less of it. But at the same
time, when we do have
them, they can be big
hits."
The 44-year-old Burton
started racing in NASCAR's
top division in 1993, well
before the post-Earnhardt
safety advances.
"I can tell you that in ret-
rospect, there's been many
times that I've had concus-
sions," Burton said.
"And the definition of
concussion is a very wide-
ly used term, and how you
actually define a concus-
sion has changed over
the years. But there's no
question that with hitting
concrete, not having (to-
day's safety equipment),
there's no question peo-
ple had concussions. No
question."
Waltrip said he blacked
ourtafter an accident
in practice at Las Vegas
in 1998, but kept it to
himself.


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